Carrollton Patriot Newspaper


13 Jan 1916 – 20 Jan 1916

Death's Harvest Large

Nellie K. Vanderson, High School Pupil, One of Many Victims

After an illness of one week with peritonitis, Miss Nellie K. Vanderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vanderson of Woodville town, died at 10 o'clock Sunday night, at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Lena Allen in this city. The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Pleasant Grove Church, of which she was a member, and was conducted by Dr. W. E. Mundell and Rev. A. A. Gordonier. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove cemetery.

The death of this bright and beautiful young lady is particularly sad. She had just passed her fifteenth birthday, was a pupil in the Carrollton High School, and was a favorite of all who knew her, on account of her cheerful, amiable disposition and her ladylike manner, at home, in school and wherever she went.

She is survived by the bereaved parents, two sisters and hosts of sorrowing friends, who mourn her untimely death.
Mrs. Elizabeth Pope
Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of James O. Pope, died at her home, at the west end of South Main Street, Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30. Mrs. Pope's age was 68 years, 10 months and 5 days. She had been ill for more than a year. The funeral will be held at Mt. Gilead church tomorrow at 11 a.m., and will be conducted by Dr. W. E. Mundell.

Elizabeth Varble was the daughter of George and Henrietta Varble, and was born in Oldham county, Kentucky, March 13, 1847. The family came to this county two years later, settling in what is now Woodville town. On Feb. 23, 1873, she was married to James O. Pope, who was also a native of Oldham county, and whose family had come to the same neighborhood along in the '40's. Five children were born to them, two of whom are still living-- a son, Bryon and a daughter, Ethel, wife of Ernest Bloodsworth. The mother and children made their home together. Mr. Pope died Dec. 10, 1910.

Mrs. Pope united with the Mt. Gilead Baptist church when she was about eighteen years old and lived an unassuming conscientious Christian life.
Mrs. Barbara McAdams
Mrs. Barbara McAdams, widow of Samuel McAdams, died last Wednesday night, Jan. 12, at her home northwest of town, aged 71 years and 10 months. The funeral service was held at Richwood's church Saturday, conducted by Rev. J. L. Albin of Berdan.

Mrs. McAdams, whose maiden name was Barbara Catherine Duggins, was born March 1, 1844, in Madison county, Mo. She was married June 14, 1865, to Samuel McAdams, who died June 25, 1890, from the effects of a honey-bee sting. To them twelve children were born, of whom seven are living. They are Noah, who resides on a part of the home place; Isaac of St. Louis, Edwin of New London, Mo., and Marion, at home; Hattie, wife of Gus Weddersten of Roodhouse; Nettie, wife of W. H. Pitt of Oakdale; Ida, wife of Chas. Myers of High Street; also two step-children, James B. of Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs Mildred Halbert of Bluffdale, and a granddaughter, Ethel McAdams, 16 years old, who has been with her grandmother since she was a baby. There are in all twenty-two grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McAdams united with the Methodist church when she was nine years old, and remained a faithful member all her life. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren and was loved by all who knew her.
Mrs. Anna Tatman
Mrs. Anna Tatman, who came here from Jacksonville almost six weeks ago for a visit with her daughter, Miss Ida Tatman, at the home of Miss Virginia Shirley, died there Friday night, aged 67 years and 6 months. The funeral service was conducted at the Christian church Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Tatman, whose maiden name was Anna Preston Green, was born July 18, 1848, in Philadelphia, Pa. She came to Carrollton with her parents when quite young, and was married here, Oct. 18, 1869, to N. A. Tatman, who died in September, 1891. Of six children born to them the three living are Ida V. and Clinton of Carrollton and George of Jacksonville. One sister also survives. Mrs. Mary Milnes of Carrollton, and two brothers, Samuel Green of Carrollton and Warrick Green of Jacksonville.

When quite young Mrs. Tatman united with the Methodist church here, and after her marriage she transferred her membership to the Christian Church with her husband. She remained faithful to the end, and was ready and willing to die. Her many deeds of kindness and unfaltering trust have set a splendid example to the children and friends.
William H. Black
William H. Black, formerly of this county, died Tuesday at the state hospital for the insane at Jacksonville, where he had been for a number of years. The body was brought here yesterday morning and was taken to Kirgher's undertaking rooms, where it remained until time for the funeral, which was held at 1:30 this afternoon at the Baptist church. Rev. Wm. Gaither officiated, and the burial was in the city cemetery.

Mr. Black was a son of David and Mahala Black, and was born in April, 1857, on the homestead two miles southwest of Carrollton. He is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are Buell Black, foreman of the Columbiana ranch, south of Eldred, and his brother Clement, who is also employed on the same ranch; Meade, who lives on Apple Creek prairie, west of White Hall; Mrs. Ed Nicholson of Kampsville, and Mrs. Wm. Skaggs, on the Columbiana ranch. There are also three brothers and four sisters-- David of Mecca, Okla., John of Long Beach, Cal., and Charles of Eldred; Mrs. Carrie Walker of Carrollton, Mrs. Frank Dugan of Delhi, and the Misses Lizzie and Mary Black of Chicago.
Mrs. Lucinda Ferguson
Mrs. Lucinda Ferguson died of pneumonia at 11 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Doty, on the John Hubbard farm, southeast of town. Her age was 71 years and 9 months.

The body was taken to Greenfield on the early train this morning, and from there to Union church, near Wrights, where the funeral service was held today.
Died in Oregon
Anton Pranger, 14 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Pranger of Nez Perce, Idaho, formerly of this county, died Jan. 5 at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Pranger, in Hillsboro, Oregon. He has been sick for a long time, and was taken by his father several weeks ago to the home of his grandparents in Oregon, in the hope that his health might be improved.
Mrs. Anton Gehlhausen
Mrs. Kate Gehlhausen, wife of Anton Gehlhausen, died last Friday night at their home southeast of Eldred, aged 38 years. The funeral was held Monday at 9 a.m., at St. John's Catholic church in this city.

Mrs. Gehlhausen had been afflicted with heart trouble for some time. Her maiden name was Kate Pohlman. She is survived by a husband, one daughter, one son and five brothers.
Andrew J. Pinkerton
Andrew Jackson Pinkerton died on the 11th at Belltown, aged 65 years. His death resulted from a stroke of paralysis. He is survived by a wife and three grown children-- Guy, Mrs. Oscar Nichols and Walla, all living in or near Belltown; also by one brother Jesse Pinkerton of the same place. The funeral was held at the Belltown church last Thursday afternoon.
Joseph Gross Dead
Joseph Gross, formerly of this county, died Jan 9, at the insane hospital in Jacksonville, where he had been a patient since April, 1875. He formerly lived in the Richwoods vicinity, northwest of town.
Deaths in Greene and Elsewhere
Frank Taylor, aged 65, died of pneumonia, at his home in Roodhouse on the 12 th.

Mrs. Martha Deck, widow of Rev. J. S. Deck, died in Roodhouse Sunday, aged 67 years. She is survived by two sons, Harry Deck, of Roodhouse and Attorney Jesse L. Deck of Decatur.

Edward McGrath died in Jerseyville on the 9th, aged 83 years. He came to this country from Ireland in 1855, and became a resident of Jerseyville in 1867. He was the father of thirteen children, seven of whom are living. J. C. McGrath, now holding the position of state bank examiner, is a son.
Oldest Irishman Gone
James McDonough, aged 82, had Resided Here 60 Years

James McDonough, a resident of Greene county for more than sixty years, died at 11 o'clock Friday night at his home just south of town, aged nearly 83 years. The funeral service was held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. John's Catholic church, on the 83rd anniversary of his birth. The burial was in the Catholic cemetery, the bearers being John Vaughn, Thomas Siemer, Joseph Kaiser, John, Herman Geets and Peter L. Carmody.

Relatives and friends from out of town who were present at the funeral were John Grady, Michael and Miss Mamie Grady, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Phelan, all of St. Louis; Mrs. Pat Quigley, James Coffey, Frank Killoran and Miss Katherine Killoran of Jacksonville; Mrs. N. T. and daughter Nellie of Winchester; Pat Heffron and Mrs Arch of Jerseyville; Mrs. Julia Weiss, Miss Sarah McAvoy, Miss Margaret and Carl Dossel of White Hall; H. K. McPherron of Greenfield.

James McDonough was born Jan. 10, 1833, in County S, Ireland. He left there when seventeen years old, went to England and remained there three years. In 1851 he came to America, and after residence of two years in Cincinnati, Ohio, he (a line was missing) --ful to his obligations. He will be missed in the home and in the community, where he dwelt so many years. The sons feel deeply grateful to the many friends who so kindly assisted during the four weeks illness of their father.
Miss Mary Varble
Miss Mary Varble died of pneumonia at 9:45 Sunday night at the home of her brother, Lafayette Varble, on North Main, aged 65 years, 3 months, 21 days. The funeral service was held at 11 o'clock yesterday at Providence church, of which she had been a member about fifteen years. The service was conducted by Dr. W. E. Mundell, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Miss Varble was born in this vicinity Sept. 19, 1851, and lived here all her life. Her mother, Mrs. Ellen Varble died Dec. 18, 1911. Two brothers surviving are L. L. and J. Frank Varble of this city, and the only sister is Mrs. Jennie S of Centralia, Mo.

Miss Varble and her mother conducted the old Varble boarding house for a number of years, and built afterward the large two-story frame building now known as the East End hotel one block east of the square.
Lillie E. Beebe
Miss Lillie Beebe, daughter of the late Aurora and Betsy Beebe, died at 8 o'clock Saturday night at her home south of Eldred, aged 58 years and 24 days. Although her health had been poor for several years, her life ended peacefully. The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Eldred church, conducted by Dr. Mundell of Carrollton.

She is survived by two brothers, Warren and Frank of Eldred, and two sisters, Mrs. Olive Robley of Carlinville and Mrs. Emma Bradley of Eldred.
January 1916
Veteran Barber Dies
J.A.H. Hillig Passes Away at 85--
Was Oldest Odd Fellow

J. A. H. Hillig, the veteran barber, died Sunday at 4:30 a.m. at his home in this city, aged 85 years, 3 months, 14 days. The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Hillig had been a faithful member for some years. The burial service was in charge of the Odd Fellows, with Dr. W. E. Mundell officiating as chaplain. The bearers were Frank Boirum, R. H. Postlewait, Chas. H. Eldred, Byron March, Dee Hildebrant and O. C. White.
John August Herman Hillig was born in Wordhausen, Germany, Sept. 23, 1830. He learned the barber trade in the old country and lived there until he was grown. He landed in New York, June 30, 1853 and came to Carrollton May 30, 1857, living here ever afterward. He was actively engaged in the barber trade for fifty-nine years, retiring about ten or twelve years ago on account of age and infirmities.
He was married to Elizabeth Hoster in 1857, and to them were born six children, three with the wife preceding him in death. The three remaining are Herman and George of this city and John of Chicago. He was married a second time to Elizabeth Werner, Jan. 16, 1876, and to them six children were born. The four surviving are Mary, wife of Alfred Herold of Versailles, and Katie, Carrie and Harry of this city. The wife died less than two years ago, and one son, Charles, died about a year ago. There are also seven grandchildren living.
Although not a charter member, Mr. Hillig had been for some years past the oldest living member of Carrollton Lodge No. 342, I. O. O. F. The lodge here was organized in February, 1867, and he united with it that summer. He proved himself one of the most active and useful members in the lodge, and served as outside guardian for thirty-five years. His picture has hung over the outer door for many years. He missed very few meetings of the lodge when his health would permit, and it is said that he was also faithful and punctual in his attendance at church.
Rev. Shirley said in his remark at the funeral that Mr. Hillig did not die of any disease, but that having lived an active and useful life of more than four score years, the wonderful piece of machinery which we all call the human body just gave way all at once, and the end came quietly and peacefully.
John and Fred Hillig were here from Chicago to attend the funeral, also Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Herold of Versailles. Although the rain was drizzling and the weather very inclement during the day, a large number were in attendance at the funeral.
Sarah Elizabeth Irwin
Sarah Elizabeth Irwin-- "Aunt Betty" -- died January 4 at the home of her step-son, James M. Irwin, aged 80 years, 3 months, 12 days. The funeral was held at the M. E. church last Thursday, and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. B. A. Hoar, assisted by Elder T. J. Roady. The interment was in the Kane cemetery. Mrs. Irwin was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Estes, and was born in Callaway county, Missouri, Sept. 22, 1835. She came to this county in 1861, and was married Sept. 17, 1862, to Enoch Irwin. One child was born to them, but died in infancy. The husband enlisted in the Civil war, and was killed in the battle of Nashville, Dec. 16, 1864. She is survived by three sisters and two brothers--Mrs. Mary Crump of Ashland, Mo., Mrs. Nannie Ross of Steedman, Mo., Mrs Fannie Martin of Buda, James P. Estes and William Estes, both of Ashland, Mo. There are also three step-children--James M. Irwin of Kane, Mrs. O. A. Layton of Godfrey and Mrs. Mattie Black of Fairfield. Mrs. Irwin was a good Christian woman, and very active in church work. She was a faithful and efficent teacher in the primary department of the Methodist Sunday School for twenty-five years, and many who received their earliest religious training there will rise up and call her blessed.
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where he had lived for thirteen years. He was 51 years old, and leaves a wife and seven children. Mrs. Reuben Davidson, his daughter-in-law, died of the same disease last Thursday. Mr. Davidson leaves two brothers, Supervisor Mark Davidson of Woodville town and Jasper Davidson of Fieldon; also five sisters, Mrs. Alice Schudel, Mrs Lawrence Wagener, Mrs. George Varble, Mrs. Lee Varble and Mrs August Bruns, all of this county.
Mrs. O. F. Griswold
Mrs. Emma Griswold, widow of Orlando F. Griswold, died Tuesday morning at her home in White Hall. She sustained what was thought to be a light stroke of paralysis one day last week, but it proved more serious than was anticipated, and resulted in her death. Her maiden name was Emma Hodges, and she and Mr. Griswold, who died several years ago, were married in June 1872, at Platteville, Wis.

She is survived by one son, Harry H., and one daughter, Miss Jessie.
Deaths in Greene and Elsewhere
Mrs. E. H. Halbert died at her home in White Hall on the 3d, aged 39 years. Her maiden name was Carrie Robrer, and she was married to Ernest Halbert at Kane in March 1900.

Riley J. Sheff, a soldier of the Civil war, died in White Hall Dec. 30, aged 68 years. He enlisted in the 144th Ill. infantry at the age of 17 years. His death was caused by cancer of the stomach.

Lemuel Wells, a native and for many years a resident of Patterson, died at Monticello, Ark., on the 4th, aged 64 years. The body was brought back to the old home and the funeral was held at the Patterson Baptist church Friday.

Elizabeth, wife of Rev. William Gaither of Jerseyville, died at her home January 4, after a week's illness of heart trouble. She was 42 years old. Her husband and three children survive. The funeral was held at the Jerseyville Baptist church last Thursday.

Mrs. Elizabeth Helena Whitaker died on the 5th near Athensville, aged 90 years. Her parents came from Kentucky when she was eight years old, and her home had been in the community where she died for eighty years.

Mrs. Christina Albrecht, mother of Mrs. John Cordes, Jr., of Carrollton, died at her home in Carlinville last Thursday, aged 60 years, 10 months, 25 days. Her death was due to pneumonia. The funeral was held at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Carlinville Saturday. Mrs. Albrecht was born in West Phalen, Germany in 1855, and came to this country thirteen years ago. She had been a resident of Macoupin county since 1903. Mr. and Mrs. Cordes went over to Carlinville to attend the funeral.
List of Departed
Miss Esther Ann Gertrude Brown, a resident of Carrollton and vicinity all her life, died at 6:30 Friday morning, after a long illness, at her home two blocks northeast of the public square, in her 75th year. The funeral service was held at the residence at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. S. Boyd, pastor of the M. E. church, and the interment was in the mausoleum in the city cemetery.

Miss Brown was a daughter of the late John and Mary Brown, and was the second of a family of seven children, of whom but three are now living. They are Isaac Taylor Brown of East St. Louis and Mrs. Alice Hyland and Miss Mary Brown, both of Carrollton.

She had been in failing health for two years, yet was able to be up much of the time and enjoyed the company of her many friends. She was taken suddenly ill with pneumonia on the Sunday preceding her death, and fell asleep on Friday morning. She was a devoted sister and an unselfish friend, always considering others of the family circle before considering herself. When the recent Christmas time was approaching, though in her usual health, she wanted to give all the members of the family Christmas presents, but requested them not to give any presents to her, saying she would not need them.

She united with the Methodist church here in August, 1885, during the pastorate of Rev. M. M. Davidson, and lived a consistent Christian life. She took an active interest in the Woman's Foreign Missionary society and heartily enjoyed the work until failing health made it impossible for her to attend. Her death is mourned, not only by the relatives, but by a large circle of neighbors and friends.
John L. Ostermann
John L. Ostermann, a Greene county farmer for more than forty years, and a prominent and substantial citizen, died Saturday at 6:45 a.m., at his home four miles southwest of town, aged 68 years, 3 months and 10 days. The funeral service was held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. John's Catholic church.

The interment was in the Catholic cemetery. The bearers, all old friends of Mr. Ostermann, were Herman Geers, John Vaughn, Henry Pranger, Tobias Seimmer, Barney Myers and J. W. Dunsworth.

Mr. Ostermann was born Oct. 12, 1847, at Laeden, Hanover, Germany. He came to this country in 1863, coming direct to St. Louis, where he remained for ten years. In 1873 he came to Carrollton, and lived in this vicinity continuously until his death.

He was married Jan. 23, 1882, to Miss Anna Pohlmann, and to them nine children were born, eight of whom are living. They are John Jr., Frederick, Agnes, Marie, Joseph, George, Lawrence and Louis. He leaves also two brothers and one sister--Herman H., of Hanover, Germany; Henry and Mrs. John B. Jansen of Windthorst, Texas

Mr. Ostermann suffered a stroke of paralysis on the 13th inst., and contrary to the hopes of his family and friends, did not rally from it. His death cast a deep shadow over the entire Centerville neighborhood. He was a man of sterling character, well read and broad-minded, ever ready to help a friend or neighbor and charitable to all. By his good judgment and close application to business he accumulated considerable of this world's goods and won the honor and respect of his fellow man.
Mrs. Mary Jouett
After a brief illness of pneumonia fever, Mrs. Mary Heaton Jouett died at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, at the home of her son, Dr. E. E. Jouett, in Carrollton, aged 87 years, 8 months, 11 days. The funeral service was held at 11 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, at Dr. Jouett's home, conducted by Rev. W. M. Rhoads of Upper Alton, an old friend of the family. The burial was in the city cemetery, the bearers being three step-sons, f. M., B. F. and Chas. Jouett, one son, Hiram Jouett, and two grandsons, C. H. and Justin B. Jouett.

Mrs. Jouett was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Heaton, and was born May 12, 1828, in Greene county, Pa. When six years old she came to this county with her parents and lived here all her life, with the exception of one year spent in Macoupin county. She was married Aug. 25, 1862, to Felix W. Jouett, and to them were born four sons, of whom Dr. E. E. Jouett of Carrollton and Hiram Jouett of Fayette are surviving. The husband died in July, 1881, and since that time Mrs. Jouett had made her home with her son, Dr. E. E. Jouett.

She leaves one sister, Mrs. Delilah Duncan of White Hall, and the two sons and three step-sons above mentioned, also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. After moving to Fayette she joined the Presbyterian church, and remained a member until death. She was a faithful wife and mother and a kind neighbor, and will be missed by all.
Mrs. J. M. Foster
Mrs. J. M. Foster, formerly the wife of the late Major Frank L. Hicks, died at her home in Bowling Green, Mo., on the 15th inst. She had been suffering from dropsy for some time, but no further particulars of her death have been received.

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