Obituaries - An-Au

Services for Dimple Dee Anderson of rural Kane were held Saturday afternoon at the Kane Baptist Church of which she was a member with the Rev. Clyde Meyers of Carrollton and the Rev. Peter Ely, pastor of Kane Baptist, officiating. She died at 7 am March 31 [1983] at Christian Hospital Northeast. The Greene County native was a daughter of the late Pleasant and Pearl Hardwick Morris. Her husband, Lloyd "Shorty" Anderson, died Jan 31, 1973. She is survived by one son, Lloyd Richard Anderson sr., and a daughter, Betty C. Green, both of Kane; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Harmon Morris of Jerseyville, and a sister, Mabel Mereda Grizzle of Carrollton. Burial was in Kane Cemetery.

Howard B. Anderson, 71, 104 McGill, died at 10:22 a.m. Feb 27, [1983] at his residence after a lengthy illness. He retired in 1973 as a welder from Ford Motor Co. after 25 years service. The veteran was born July 2, 1911 in Roodhouse, a son of William and Ethel Zerby Anderson. He was a member of UAW Local 325 and Boilermakers Lodge 363 East St Louis. His survivors are his wife, Lorraine Wood Anderson whom he married July 10, 1956; stepdaughters, Beverly Greenlee, Jerseyville, Henrietta Klunk, Kane, Dottie May Koenig, Jerseyville; four step-grandchildren; one brother, Herschel Anderson, Canyon, Tex.; four sisters, Permille Anderson, Alton, Agnes Hawkins, Lincoln, Calif., Lenora Mae Belt, Chicago, Hallie Marie Cook, Carrollton, nieces and nephews. One brother preceded him in death. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home by the Revs. Simon A. Simon and Donald Sherman with burial in the Borlin Cemetery southwest of Carrollton. The First Presbyterian Church of which he was a member has been designated as a memorial. Visitation from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Gubser Funeral Home where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 by Wood River Lodge 1062.

Grace, only daughter of Thomas Andrews was born Dec. 19 ’79 and closed this life and entered upon the Heavenly life Sunday, June 28, 1908, near Brussels at the age of 28 years, 6 months and 9 days after a lingering illness of a half score of years. When she found there was no cure for her, she began to prepare to make Heaven her home, so when the time came she had the blessed assurance of God. A few days prior to her death she remarked to a friend that life was as sweet to her as anyone on earth, but if it be God’s will for me to go I will go in peace, joy and comfort, where neither pain nor death shall enter, but I am willing to suffer all pain for God and Heaven.
A few minutes before the Angel of death came she folded her hands in prayer and said “Lord have mercy upon me” and as she saw her father and mother standing by her bedside weeping, she exclaimed to them, do not weep for me for I am going home; the Father’s arms are open. Her father asked her what she wanted and the last words she said to him were “nothing but God.” She professed faith in Christ when but a child and during her ten years of affliction she made the bible her special study, and a few months before her death she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Batchtown under the pastorate of Rev. J. G. Jeffers. I will quote a few of her favorite passages of scripture from the book of Psalms relating to her case. Psalm 16-11 In thy presence is fullness of joy at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 17-15 I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness. 25-16-17 Turn thee unto me and have mercy upon me for I am desolate and afflicted. 17-The troubles of my heart are enlarged, O, bring thou me out of my distress. 36-9 For with thee is the fountain of life; in thy light shall we see light.
She leaves behind a father, mother and many other relatives and friends to mourn her death. She was loved by all who knew her. The large attendance at the funeral services was but an expression of the esteem of the many who knew her. The funeral services were conducted at her home June 29, 1908, by Rev. J. G. Jeffers. Interment in family cemetery. The writer has known this dear good girl from the time she was an infant and the best tribute I can pay to her memory is that she was a true child of God.
In the tempest of life, when the wave and the gale,
Are around and above, if thy footing should fall-
If thine eyes should grow dim and thy caution depart
Look aloft and be firm, and be fearless of heart.
And Oh, when death comes, in terror to cast
His fears on the future, his pall on the past,
In that moment of darkness, with hope in thy heart
And a smile in thine eye; look aloft and depart.
-A Friend.
[Calhoun Herald]

James Frederick Andrews, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. James Andrews, born at Fieldon on October 14, 1904, and departed this life in Rosedale township, on Dec. 29, 1918. Age 14 years, 2 months and 15 days. On the day of his death he had spent the morning visiting with relatives in Fieldon. He had then gone to the home of his uncle, James Merian at Otter Creek Landing, where his mother was visiting for the day. In company with his little brother, he had gone skating when the ice gave way drowning him instantly.
During his brief life Fred had proved himself a dutiful and helpful son to his father and mother, and had given promising hope of growing up to a useful manhood.
While the little boy was required to sacrifice his life, as we might say at its dawn, while it may break the very heart strings of our life, still let us as God fearing men and women, resign ourselves to the sad fate of our son and brother, and put our trust in the All Wise and Just God whom we sincerely trust will transplant the soul from this world of sorrow and trouble to the realms of joy and happiness.
He was preceded to the great beyond by one sister, Bertha Andrews. He leaves to mourn their loss, one brother, Louis Andrews, one sister, Mildred Andrews, the mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, two grandmothers, two aunts, four uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends.
So with faith and hope let us say, “Soft and safe be this, the earthly bed of our brother, bright and glorious be his rising from it. Fragrant and pure be the seeds of love which we shall plant here, and may they prove as anchors to the Rock of Ages during the sorrows and tribulations of this life. May the earliest buds of spring unfold their beauties over his resting place and in the bright morning of the world’s resurrection may his soul spring into newness of life and expand into immortal beauty in realms beyond the skies. Until then, dear son and brother, until then, farewell. [Jan 1919]

Forty Years Ago - Mrs. Lewis Andrews, who formerly was a resident of this vicinity, died at the home of her son, Levi S. Andrews. [12 Oct 1948]

Died - On Thursday, July 13th, 1865 of consumption, Harriet, wife of David Angle of Greene county, Illinois. Aged 28 years, 7 months and 23 days.
The deceased lived an exemplary and Christian life and by her uniform urbanity of manner and deportment, united with a natural, kind and generous disposition, endeared herself to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Although long afflicted with a lingering illness, at times with hope of recovery and then again with no hopes, she bore all, with Christian fortitude and patient resignation. Her talents were of a high order, her conversation was good and as a writer she excelled. Her many compositions of poetry and prose evince the purity of her life and her christian character. She was not afraid to die. She is gone, the mother, wife, the kind friend, to that “better land” with the full assurance of that hope which those alone can have who live a truly religious life. [Gazette 29 Jul 1865]

Isom H. Antrobus, 85 yrs., resident of Jersey County for 25 yrs., died at home of son, James C. Antrobus, Funeral at Jacoby Chapel, Rev. S. T. Roady of Kane, buried in Jalappa Cemetery. Four sons; Wm. of Alton, Grover and James C. of Jerseyville, Charles of Wichita, Kan., 2 daus., Nancy Gaffney, Miss Dica M. of Jerseyville, step-son, Oscar Chism of Greene County. Mrs Antrobus died Feb. 11, 1910, one dau Mrs. Thomas Hanlin is deceased. [Jersey County News 05 Apr 1928]

Mrs. R. G. Ardrey, 77, died at her home in Oakdale, Ill., Sunday night. Funeral services were held from the United Presbyterian church at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The Presbyterian minister officiated. The burial was in the Elkton cemetery. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. James Mac Lean of this city, who was with her at the time of her death.

Mrs. Amanda Arkebauer, wife of George Arkebauer, aged 82 years, 2 months and 11 days, died at her home 519 East Prairie Street, in this city, Tuesday, June 28, 1921 at 10:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the residence, Thursday, June 30th, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. L. W. Porter officiating. Interment in the Woodbury Cemetery, Greene County.

Last surviving member of Co. F, 14th Illinois, George Arkebauer, last private of company F, 14th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War, answered the final roll call at his home in Jerseyville, Nov 2nd. He was 88 yrs of age. Funeral from Gubser Chapel. Rev. Kirchner. Leaves one step daughter, Mrs Edward Sunderland of Jerseyville. Born in Germany Dec. 1st, 1839. When the Civil War broke out, Arkebauer enlisted for service, being then 18 years of age. Enlisted at Jacksonville and was stationed with his company at Camp Duncan, Jacksonville, Ill. until latter part of June 1961. In July his regiment moved to Quincy and from thence into Missouri where it was assigned for a time to guard duty. The first engagement of this regiment was with a column of Confederates at Moneyville, MO. the Confederate were defeated, and their leader, Gen Green, made prisoner. The regiment then participated in the campaign against rebel forces under Gen Price. In 1862 the regiment joined General Grant in the campaign against Fort Donelson and later participated in the siege of Vicksburg. Also in siege of Corinth. When General Wm. T. Sherman with one hundred thousand men started on the memorable march to the sea, the 14th Ill. was in the ranks, and Arkebauer and the members of his company saw service all through that campaign. During the four years and four months of hard service, the regiment marched 4490 miles, traveled by rail 2330 miles and by river 4490 miles, making a total of 11,670 miles. It was mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kans. Sept. 16th 1865, and went to Springfield, Ill. where it was mustered out. [Jersey County News 08 Nov 1928]

Earl Armb, 86, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 1989, at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. He retired as a self-employed farmer in 1978. Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late Luther and Lizzie Lu (Stocks) Armb. On Sept. 7, 1926, in Carrollton, he married the former Ruth Brainerd. She died May 17, 1977. Surviving are four daughters, Doris Roberson of Bethalto, Norma Delp of Blue Grass, Iowa, Georgia Foster of Prescott, Ariz., and Deanna Harper of Davenport, Iowa; four sons, Fred Armb of Grafton, Kenneth Armb of Roy, Washington, Franklin "Cork" and Arthur Armb, both of Jerseyville; 24 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Horner of Chicago. He was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. Visitation is from 4 to 9 Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Simon A. Simon officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Jersey Community Hospital.

Mrs. Maria A. Armb, 63 yrs. died at her home in Jerseyville. Funeral from home, Rev. F. O. Wilson, burial in Carrollton Cemetery. [Jerseyville Republican 27 Feb 1919]

Clarence E. Arnold, 64 of Kane died Nov 1 at Jersey Hospital. Born August 26, 1918 in Nokomis, son of Joseph F. and Maude Walker Arnold. Leaves wife, former Mary Rowden, whom he married June 9, 1946 in Jerseyville. Two sons, Stephen and Larry, two daus, Jean Ann Gaddis of Medora and Judith Fritz of Jerseyville, brother, Harold Arnold of Jerseyville and sister, Evelyn Twyman of Girard. [Democrat News 09 Nov 1982]

Bessie G. Arnold, 81, died at 1:19 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 1990, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born in Jerseyville, she was the daughter of the late Steven and Julia Ann (Swofford) Liles. Her husband, Harold E. Arnold, died on May 31, 1990. Surviving are four daughters, Phyllis Holste of Hardin, Doris Shaw of Kane, Martha McCoy of Dow and Ruby Vahle of Jerseyville; a son, Joe Arnold of Downers Grove; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Stewart of Lansing. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Walter Burke will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the American heart Association or the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville, where she was a member.

Samuel Arnold died at home of son Orville Arnold in Richwoods Township April 28, 1927. He was 62 years of age, son of John and Sarah Banning Arnold. Leaves wife Sarah, 3 daus; Mrs. Minnie Akins of Charleston, Ill., Mrs. Hattie Cravens of Carrollton, Mrs. Anna Reno of St Louis, 3 sons; Orville of Jersey County, Clyde of Lincoln, Harry of Carrollton. Funeral at Lands Cemetery, Macoupin County, where burial was made.

William I. Arnold, 85, employed for many years as a printer and pressman at the Carrollton Patriot, died unexpectedly Saturday at his home in Oakland, Calif. He and Mrs. Arnold had gone to Oregon about a year ago and went from there to Oakland.
At the time of his marriage Sept. 19, 1911 to Jennie Boyce of Edgewood, Mr. Arnold was editor of the Kane Telegram. He was later with newspapers and printing establishments in Greenfield, Virginia, Girard, Pana, Carrollton and Roodhouse.
His wife survives, as do two sister, Mrs. Blanche Solomon and Mrs. Gertrude Overbey of Greenfield.
The body arrived in Carrollton Wednesday at the Simpson Funeral Home. Arrangements for the funeral had not been made in time for publication.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Jacoby Chapel for George W. Ashford, aged 75 years, retired farmer, who died Tuesday of heart disease at his residence on East Carpenter Street. Elder T. J. Roady of Kane will officiate and burial will be in Providence Cemetery near Carrollton. Mr. Ashford was a native of Greene County, where he successfully operated a farm for many years. Retiring, he moved to Jerseyville fifteen years ago. He had been in ill health for several months being a sufferer from a heart ailment and rheumatism. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs James Crone and Miss Jane Ashford, of Jerseyville; three sons, Fred, of Milwaukee, Wis., Paul of Havana, Ill., and Raymond, of Beardstown, Ill. His two sisters are Mrs. M. E. Short of Roodhouse, Ill., and Miss Jane Cockrell of Los Angeles, Calif. Richard Ashford of Jerseyville is a surviving brother. [Jersey County News 22 Sep 1927]

The funeral of Mrs. Muriel E. Ashford, 87, formerly of Greene and Morgan counties, was conducted on Jan. 13 [1977] from the Mehl Funeral Home in Carrollton with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Interment was in Carrollton City Cemetery. She died in the early morning on Jan. 11 at the Jerseyville Care Center where she had been a patient for a few days. She had resided at Carrollton since 1962 following her retirement from the Illinois School for the Deaf at Jacksonville where she had been employed fro 20 years. Mrs. Ashford was a member of the Baptist Church at Wrights. She was born Sept. 12, 1889, a daughter of Jim David and Sarah Crum Pinkerton, Her husband, Elmer Ashford, died Jan. 17, 1944. She is survived by her only daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Hazel Fern) Muntz of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Final services for Mrs. Enley Emiline Ashlock, 93, of Kane were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Brown officiating. Her death occurred December 8 [1971] at her home. Interment was in Kane Cemetery. She was born August 25, 1878 in Jersey County the daughter of Albert A. and Elizabeth Seago Abbott. Mrs. Ashlock was a member of the Kane Baptist Church. Her survivors are two sons, James A. Ashlock of Kane and Harry L. Ashlock of Wood River; two daughters, Mrs. Victor (Louise) Sears of Centralia, Missouri, and Miss Almeda Ashlock of Kane; 16 grand - children; 38 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and two brothers, Howard Abbott of Jerseyville and Albert A. Abbott of Kane. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, William; one daughter, Marie Villeneuve; four grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.

Geraldine Ashlock, 78, was pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m. Sunday [06 Dec 1982] at her residence. Born in Jersey County, daughter of the late Carl and Stella (Irwin) Hutchens. She married James Ashlock on June 22, 1922. He died in 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Judith Clendenen of Fieldon and Dotelease Shane of Kane; four sons, Carroll of Peoria, Donald of Coarse Gold, Calif., Lt. Commander Edward Ashlock of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Gerald Burch of East Alton; 24 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Cochran of Alton; and a brother, Irwin Hutchens of Bradenton, Fla. She was a charter memember of the Sunshine Class of Kane Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. The body will be moved to Kane Baptist Church at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and will lie in state until service time at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Peter Ely officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery and memorials may be made to the Church where she was a member.

Funeral services for Harry L. Ashlock, 88, of Route 1, Jerseyville, will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Gubser Funeral Home after 2 p.m., Thursday. Mr Ashlock died [16 Jan 1969] at 4:20 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Blu Fountain Manor Nursing Home in Godfrey where he had been a patient since January 7th. He had suffered a broken hip on Thanksgiving Day and was taken to the Memorial Hospital for surgery, prior to being transferred to the nursing home. He was born May 28, 1880 in Carrollton, the son of the late Mr and Mrs Revel W. Ashlock. Mr Ashlock, who had retired from farming five years ago due to heart trouble, was a resident of Jersey County for 29 years. He had made his home with his sons since retirement. Mr Ashlock was a member of the Modern Woodman of America for over 65 years. Survivors are two sons, Herbert and Edward (Shorty) Ashlock of Route 1, Jerseyville; one stepdaughter, Virginia Harrison, Clayton, Mo; two brothers, Casse Ashlock, Springfield, and Tom Ashlock, New Salem, and one grandson. He was married to Claudia Wood on Dec. 13, 1913, and her death occurred in 1961. Three sisters and one brother also preceded him in death.

Services for Herbert L. Ashlock, 62, of R.1, Jerseyville were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Delhi Baptist Church with the Rev. James Maxwell officiating. Committal rites were held Monday morning at Valhalla Memorial Park. His death occurred at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 [1979] at St. Mary's Hospital in Clayton, MO., after an apparent heart attack. He was employed at Fleischer-Seeger Construction Co., and was a member of Carpenter Local No. 377 for 40 years, presently serving as a financial secretary. Born in Carrollton, a son of the late Harry and Claudia Wood Ashlock, he married the former Doris June Baker Feb 11, 1961, in Rockbridge. His survivors are his wife; four stepdaughters, Vera Ingram and Marlene Wells, both of Jerseyville, Roberta Banks of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Gloria Montague of Bloomington; a brother, Edward "Shorty" Ashlock of Carrollton; and a sister, Virginia Harrison of Clayton, Mo. The Church had been named as a memorial.

Jessie Ashlock, aged 66 years, 1? months and 12 days died at his home in Jerseyville Friday, Jan. 1 at 10:30 p.m. He was a son of Jessie and Nancy Bo???? Ashlock, born north of Kane Jan. 20, 1849, and lived on the parental homestead for more than 50 years, caring for his mother until her death Nov. 28, 1901, he married Miss Millie Burch and two children; Jessie, Jr. and Eva, arrived to grace this union. About a year ago Mr. Ashlock who was a man of sterling character, honest in his dealings, kind, generous and always ready to assist the sick and needy, joined the M. E. church of our city, although his feeble health prevented him from attending divine services. The funeral was held Monday at 10 a.m. from the residence to Oak Grove Cemetery. Rev. E. T. Carroll officiating. The large attendance attested the high esteem in which he was held. He is survived by the widow, the above mentioned children, one brother, Wm. Ashlock of Madison, Ill., and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Stone and Mrs. Carda Ashlock of Alton, Mrs. Harriet Little of Venice and Mrs. Lizzie Norris of Kane. [Circa 1915]

Miss Lois Marilyn Ashlock, fifteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. Ashlock of Murrayville, formerly of Jerseyville, was injured fatally at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 24 when she was run over by the family automobile at the home of her parents. Miss Ashlock and her sister Ruth, were attempting to start the car, when the accident occurred. The vehicle had stalled near the home and the young women had hitched a team of horses to the car to pull it back to the home. Lois was thrown under the car and the vehicle passed over her body. Miss Ashlock is survived by her parents, three sisters Mrs. Catherine Griffith of Manchester, Mrs. Millie Jones of White Hall, and Miss Ruth Ashlock at home, and one brother, Richard who is in military service stationed in Saipan. The body will be brought to Jerseyville for interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. [Jersey County Democrat 28 Jun 1946]

Graveside services were held at Oak Grove Cemetery this afternoon, Dec. 27, [1977] for Mrs. Sophia A. Assmann, 93, of Jerseyville. Her death occurred at 4:50 p.m. Dec 25 at Greenwood Manor. She was born in Carrollton July 15, 1884, a daughter of John D. and Sarah M. Sturman.

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Goldie M. Atchison, 56, of 309 E. Carpenter St., Jerseyville was celebrated this morning, Oct 24, [1977] at St Francis Xavier Church with the Rev R.T. Shea celebrant. Burial was in St Francis Xavier Cemetery. She died at 12:20 p.m. on Oct 22 at Jersey Community Hospital. Mrs. Atchison was a deputy in the circuit clerk's office for 11 years. She was chairwoman of the Jersey County Democrat Central Committee, served as secretary of the Jersey County Democrat Women's Club and was secretary of St. Francis Xavier Church Altar Society. She was born March 27, 1921 in Illinois, a daughter of Pleasant and Pearl Hardwick Morris. Her survivors are her husband, Fred Atchison; two sons, Daniel and David Atchison; one brother, Harmon Morris of Jerseyville; three sisters, Mrs. Freland (Helen) Blasa, Jerseyville, Mrs. Paul (Maurita) Grizzle, Carrollton and Mrs. Lloyd (Dimple) Anderson, Kane. Visitation was held at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home Sunday where the Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. The family has designated the American Cancer Society as a memorial.

Luther "Shanty" Atchison, 64, died at 7:54 a.m. today [28 Apr 1984] at Jersey Community Hospital. He retired as a master sergeant after 25 years of service in the Army and was a night clerk at Morgan Hotel in Jerseyville. Born is Kane Township, a son of the late Luther Kelly and Pearl (Atteberry) Atchison, he married the former Brenda Bechdoldt on December 20, 1982 in Jerseyville, and she survives. In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters, Dawn Meyer of Greenfield and Patsy Faith; a stepdaughter, Renee Cummings; a son James Atchison of Germany; three stepsons, Franz Atchison, Robert Cummings, Timothy Cummings, and Jasper Cummings; several grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Greaves of Carrollton; and a brother, William Atchison of St. Louis. Arrangements are pending at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Heart Fund has been named as a memorial.

Final rites for Neal "Buck" Atchison, 67, of Kane were held on Nov. 25 [1975] at the Mehl Funeral Home in Carrollton with the Rev. John Sims of Dow officiating. Burial was in the Kane Cemetery. He died unexpectedly at his home Saturday evening. Atchison had operated the Atchison Trucking Service in Kane. His survivors are his widow, the former Eula Burns; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Houseman of Bethalto, Mrs. Eula Clabaugh of Jerseyville and Mrs. Ethel Greaves of Carrollton; two brothers, Bill of St. Louis and Laverne of Germany; and two grandchildren.

We are sorry to report the death of Jacob Auer, which happened in Jacksonville, Saturday morning. He has suffered for several weeks from kidney disease, and after securing the best local treatment obtainable, was taken to Jacksonville, where he remained until death called him to join the ranks of the great majority. The funeral services were conducted by the Masons, he being a member of that fraternity. His remains were brought home and interred in the Deer Plain cemetery at one o'clock Monday.
Obituary. He was born in Upper Hallau, Canton Schauffhausen, Switzerland, on January 8th, 1833, and passed to his home on the other side, on Saturday, January 6th, 1894, at 9:45 a.m.
He was the oldest child of Melchoir Auer. When he was but twelve years old, his mother died, leaving the father with six little children to mourn their sad loss. The father having married again, the family, in 1848, removed to this country making their home in St. Louis, Mo. Here the subject of this sketch learned and for some years the cabinet trade. In 1851 the family removed to this county and about 2 years later he also came here, and for some years following worked at the carpenter's trade.
On September 9th, 1858, he was united in marriage with Miss Julia A. Marshall; and to them was born nine children, five of whom have preceded him to the home beyond. In 1860 he removed his little family to the old home place, buying out the other heirs; and here turned his attention to farming and fruit culture. Here in connection with the many other public interests which he served, he devoted his thought and labors to the continued development of his business and the welfare of his family. Here his surviving children grew to mature life, were married, and have become useful members of society.
He was recognized as a public-spirited citizen; and as such he was called to serve as treasurer of the school fund for eleven years, as justice of the peace, 4 years; as county treasurer two terms; and in many other ways needless now to name, he contributed his humble part toward the general welfare of the community in which he lived.
From his youth he maintained a high sense of honor. Of a retiring disposition himself, he hated all self-seeking shams and vain display.
Native worth and sterling integrity were ever at a premium with him. He was a great reader from early youth, and retained well what he read. Though not permitted to enjoy the advantages of higher education, his general education was equal to many who did. The family being connected with the, Reformed Church, before leaving
his native country he was confirmed as a member of that sect and never connected himself with any other during his life-time, a matter he deeply regretted toward the last. He felt that he might have been much more useful if he had united his efforts with those of others in Christian work. But he looked to, and trusted in the one source of the Christian's hope; and we believe his sleep 'is that of the Just.
He was for many years an honored member of the horticultural society, helping to bring his county into prominence as a superior fruit-producing region. He was also a member of "Hilliard" Post G.A.R.; and of Full Moon
Lodge No. 341, A.F. and A.M. both of Grafton.
The funeral services were held at the family residence, and were con- ducted by the Rev. Grant Groves, pastor of the M.E. church at Grafton, Ill. A large number of friends and neighbors gathered to express their sympathy with the sorrowing family. After the conclusion of the services at the house, the Full Moon Lodge took charge of the remains, which were bourn to the Sand Ridge cemetery and tenderly laid to rest. The Master of this Lodge, who presided at this burial service, had stood up with the deceased when he was married, and the chaplain of the lodge was a brother of the minister who officiated at his marriage.
The deceased leaves a wife, four children, three brothers and many friends to mourn his early removal. [06 Jan 1894]

Recent deaths of interest in Carrollton are those of Alexander H. Aulabaugh, age 76, a Mason for 55 years, dying in Granite City. [1917]

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