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Mrs. Geo. Lyon Age 92 Years Dies - Resided at Momence and Sherburnville Many Years
MRS. NANCY ELLEN LYON, age 92 years passed away Sunday, June 11, 1934 at 8:25 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Hayden, in this city, with whom she had made her home for the last six years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Sherburnville church.  Rev. D. F. Wilson of this city officiating followed by interment at Sherburnville cemetery. Deceased was born June 17, 1842 at Sherburnville, Illinois, daughter of  William and Susanna Hayhurst. In 1857, at the age of 15 years she was united in marriage to George Lyon at Sherburnville and to this union eight children were born, only one of whom, Mrs. Emma Hayden, of Momence, survives. Her husband preceded her in death seveal years ago. She also leaves two brothers, Jerome and Edwin Hayhurst of Momence and one sister, Mrs. Clara Jones of Chicago, eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren...Submitted by: Nicole
 

Funeral services for MRS. BERTHA AMANDA MAASS, 68, who died Monday, Dec. 3 at Hazlecrest General hospital after a short illness were held Thursday afternoon at the Marshall funeral home in Grant Park. The Rev. Alfred Braun conducted the funeral rites and interment was in the Heusing cemetery. Born January 31, 1883 in Germany Mrs. Maass came to this country with her family when she was three months old. She had been a resident in Kankakee county ever since, living in the Grant Park area. She was married in 1902 to Albert Maass, who passed away in August, 1951. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Henerberg of Beecher, Mrs. Hilda Vining of Kankakee, Mrs. Francis Kile of Chicago Heights and Mrs. Shirley Marcotte of Grant Park; two sons Edward of Momence and Lester of Kankakee; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Maass was a member of the Saint Peter Evangical and Reformed church of Grant Park and Ladies Guild of the church...Submitted by: Nicole

MRS. SUSANNA HAYHURST (PERRY) died at the house of her son Jerome Hayhurst, Ganeer Township.  February 17, 1905, 86 years, 5 months and 23 days. She was the daughter of john and Delilah Perry and was born in ___ Kingam county, Ohio, august 15, 1818. Her mother died when she was three years old and she was raised by an aunt who married to _____ of fountain county, Indiana where she remained until her marriage to William Hayhurst, January 24, 1836. To this union ten children were born 7 sons and 3 daughters. Four of the sons and 2 daughters survive her. Her second and third sons went thru the war of the rebellion and are dead. The surviving children are john b Hayhurst, Lyman w Hayhurst of rocky bar, Idaho, Jerome Hayhurst of ganeer township, Edwin l Hayhurst of Chicago, Nancy Lyon of sherburnville, Mrs. Clara Jones of Chicago, she also leaves thirty eight grandchildren, seventy two great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. Mrs. Hayhurst came to yellowhead township Kankakee county Illinois with her husband in 1836 when this county was new and but few persons were living here, sharing with him the hardships and (illegible) of pioneer life. She has seen this county gradually emerge from a vast boundless prairie to its present highly developed state. Mrs. Hayhurst was a member of ME church of sherburnville at the time of her death, although for 50 years before uniting with this denomination she was a member of the Christian church. Her husband died January 2, 1891, since which time she made her home with her children. She was a woman of a sympathetic nature. This trail (?) being insulcated (?) thru her life through her early training and surroundings when this county was new and neighbors were far between. She was always ready to lend assistance to those in distress and bereavement and al who knew her loved and respected her for the kind acts, which marked her whole life...Submitted by: Nicole 

ANNA BRANDT, REAMAN, daughter  of John Brandt and Elizabeth Stolzenbach Brandt was born in DeMotte, Indiana, May 8, 1881 and died Sunday morning October 23, 1949 at her home, having reached the age of 68 years, 5 months, and 15 days. On February 24, 1904 she was united in marriage to August Reaman of Grant Park, who departed this life July 5, 1949. She is survived by the following children, Ernest of Grant Park, Arnold of Homewood, Rosanna Grant of Grant Park, two daughters in law, Ione and Grace Reaman and one son in law, Eugene Grant, and four grand children, Anita, Myron, and Karen Reaman, and Bonnie Jean Grant. She also leaves the following sister and brothers, William Brandt of Berkley, Michigan,  Marie Richmond of Chicago, Peter Brandt of Manteno, and Jacob Brandt of Gary, Indiana. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Henry and a sister Dora or Dorothy. Mrs. Reaman lived in this community for many years. She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Church and the Ladies Aid. She has been in failing health following a stroke on April 17. She was a faithful, loving wife and mother and a devoted grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends...Submitted by: Nicole

Was First White Child Born in Kankakee County Funeral Saturday 3PM
Was One of Best Known Men of This Community Where He Lived His Life
This community bowed its head in sorrow on Wednesday morning when it was learned that
JOHN B. HAYHURST had passed away. While it was known for several days that his death was only a matter of a short time the news that this aged and respected citizen had answered the last summons brought sorrow to every person in this community. Mr. Hayhurst was stricken with paralysis about two weeks ago, and his advanced age placed him in a condition where he could not rally, and he gradually grew weaker until he died about 7 o'clock Wednesday morning. To write a complete biography about Mr. Hayhurst would be to write a history about Kankakee County. He was born on a cold winter's day January 8, 1837 in a small log cabin on section 34, Yellowhead Township. His heritage was a good name worn by worthy English ancestors by heroes who stacked their muskets on the battle fields of the revolution and by men who had the iron will and ability to force their way to an ideal of citizenship, regardless of their temporary failures or other obstacles which beset their paths. The helpless wall of the little child was echoed by a wilderness as vast in extent as it was splendid in opportunity, and in time his growing faculties were to reach out for it's promise, and mould the chances for the permanent good of his fellow men. The life of the cabin child has traveled parallel with the growth of the prairies, with the establishment of homes an industries, and with the branching out of all that has made the central west one of the garden spots of the agricultural world.John B. Hayhurst owed his preliminary education to the little log schoolhouse near his home in Yellowhead Township, but he learned from observation and application than was possible to acquire from a mere perusal of books. He grew into sincere appreciation of the many advantages of farming, and what once seemed hard and unsatisfactory task, in the light of his broadening knowledge, became an interesting and absorbing occupation. His life took on an added incentive January 8, 1857 when he was untied in marriage to Mary Farrington. For a year after his marriage he continued to love on the parental farm, and then rented a farm until 1861, when he purchased the farm in section 10, Momence township and lived there until 1882. He then bought the farm in section 33, Yellowhead Township, this farm he continued to own until his death.  Several years ago he retired from the farm and purchased a home in this city, where he spent the last days of his life. His wife died October 27, 1901 after rearing a family of 13 children. For many years he was an active member and supporter of the Christian Church at Sherburnville. He always took an active part in politics, being an ardent republican. He has aided the cause of many worthy office seekers but he himself invariably chose the quiet path of on looking citizen, content with casting a well-considered vote. In early life he acknowledge the beautiful and inspiring principals of Free Masonry, and for many years had been a member of Momence lodge #481. He was one of the very first to receive the degrees after the lodge was instituted in this city. During all these years he has taken an active interest in the affairs of his lodge and masonry in general. He was always at his post in the lodge room, and no where will his presence be more sadly missed. He loved the order and was loved by the order in return. He was a prominent member of the County Historical Society, and was considered an authority on matters pertaining to the early days of this community.  He had a very large acquaintance throughout the county, and was held in the highest esteem of all who knew him. Not only did he maintain the honor of a name old in American history, and old in the annals of Kankakee county, but he has given to this and, adjoining states many worthy citizens. He is survived by six daughters, four sons, 51 grand children, 85 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. In the death of John B. Hayhurst, Kankakee county has lost one of it's most distinguished citizens and one whose memory will long live in the memory of all, as one who had much to do in making this community what it is today. His life was truly worth while, and the world is better for his having lived in it. The funeral will be held from his late house a 1:30 Saturday, after when short services will be held, conducted by Rev. Little of Hopkins Park. The remains will then be taken to the Sherburnville Church where the regular services will be held. The services at the grave will be conducted by the Masons. -Newspaper Unknown to me, I believe it is from Momence.-Friday, May 13, 1921..Submitted by: Nicole
 

 

 

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