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Illinois State Journal, June 5, 1897, p.6


Browning - Died, at the Springfield hospital, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, Mrs. Katherine M. Browning, of consumption, wife of William A. Browning, aged 31 years.

Mrs. Browning was born in Mt. Pulaski Jan 23, 1866, and her maiden name was Katherine Maus. She removed when 18 years old to this city, where she made her home with her uncle, R. A. Higgins. Oct. 3, 1889, she was married to William A. Browning. Besides her husband she leaves one child, Walter Lee Browning, aged 1 year and 8 months; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Maus of Mt. Pulaski; two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. John Rentschler and John Maus, both of Chestnut , Ill. and Edward Maus and Miss Lizzie Maus, both of this city. She was a member of Grace Lutheran church.

Funeral notice later.


Illinois State Journal, Oct. 27,1930, p. 1


William A. Browning, 65, of Farmersville and a former resident of this city, was killed shortly after 11 0'clock last night by a fast Illinois Central freight train at the Farmersville railroad station.

The tragedy was witnessed by his wife and a son, Walter, of Chicago, both of whom were waiting for a Chicago bound passenger train which arrived a few minutes later. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at a time to be announced later. Interment will be in Oak Ridge cemetery here.


Illinois State Journal, July 31, 1986

Wanda L. DeFrates, 68,of Springfield died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday at the St. John's Hospital Hospice Unit.

She was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Rushville, the daughter of Harry and Lillian Stieler Maxwell. She was preceded in death by a son in 1971.

She was a resident of Springfield most of her life, and was employed by Ray's Chili since 1936.

Surviving are a son, Ray DeFrates of Springfield; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Marian) Stieler of Mount Clemens, Mich., Mrs. Shirley Mueller of San Jose, Calif. And Mrs. Elmer (Betty) Minder of Springfield; one brother, Carl Maxwell of Bakersfield, Calif.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Staab Funeral Home, with Dr. Charles Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Illinois State Journal, August 19, 1935, p.8

HINRICHS, FRANK - Of 1220 North Fourth street, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 1935, at Springfield hospital, age 82 years. Survived by wife Ernestine; one son, John, at home; two daughters; Mrs. Henry Huegel, Virden, and Mrs. Charles Krell, Woodside; two brothers, William, city, and Hieo, Sterling; one sister, Mrs. Jacob Jacobs, city. Remains to Ellinger & Kunz funeral home and will be removed at 11 a.m. Monday to residence where funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, and 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. Paul Schulz officiating. Interment in Oak Ridge.


Illinois State Journal, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1941, p. 10 & 18

John Hinrichs Fatally Stricken
Body Is Found In Cabin Near City

John Hinrichs, 48, of 1220 North Fourth street, was found dead at noon yesterday in a cabin at the Fazi cabin camp, located four miles north of the city on Peoria road.

Dr. David McCarthy, who was called, said Hinrichs had been dead for more than seven hours. Coroner W. L. Dragoo said proprietors of the establishment told him Hinrichs registered at the camp Sunday night.

His body was discovered at noon by Lee Fazi, operator of the camp. Remains were removed to the Kirlin & Egan funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery.


Illinois State Journal, Jan. 14, 1941, p. 10 & 18

HINRICHS, JOHN GEORGE - Of 1220 North Fourth street, died Monday, Jan 13, 1941, aged 48 years. Survived by mother, Mrs. Frank Hinrichs, city; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Huegel, Virden; and Mrs. Charles Krell, R.R. 4, Springfield; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Luella Hinrichs, city; also several nieces and nephews. Remains to Kirlin and Egan funeral home where funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Burd Arganbright officiating. Burial in Oak Ridge. Remains may be viewed from noon to 11 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and on Wednesday until time of services.


Illinois State Journal, December 4, 1962, p. 7


Fred Kaufmann, 75, of 1631 S. 7th St., a blacksmith since 1929, retiring 20 years ago, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at his residence, following a lingering illness.

Mr. Kaufmann was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a 50 year member of Central Lodge AF & AM No. 61.

He is survived by his widow, Myrtle; and a son, Frederick of East Orange, N.J.

Remains are at Bisch Memorial Home.


Illinois State Journal, July 26, 1927, p. 14

KAUFMANN, MRS. BARBARA - Of 818 East Cass street, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, July 25, 1927, at a local hospital, of complications, aged 77 years. Survived by one son, Fred, and three daughters, Miss Kathryn Kaufmann, Mrs. William Steeler, Detroit, Mich. And Mrs. E. W. Carrington. Decedent was a member of St. John's Lutheran church. Remains to the Bisch & Son funeral home. Funeral announcement later.


Illinois State Journal, July 1, 1967, p.30

Services for Frederick Kaufmann of 1631 S. 7th St. will be at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Bisch Memorial Home with Rev. David Williams officiating. Private graveside services will be Monday in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Mr. Kaufmann, 54, an employee of Buckley's Flower Shop, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital.

Surviving are several cousins.


Illinois State Journal, June 4, 1925, p. 14


Funeral services for Margaret F. Kaufmann will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Grace Lutheran church, Rev. William H. Nicholas officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the residence, 818 East Cass street, until 1:45 o'clock this afternoon The casket will not be opened at the church.


Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Tuesday, April 11, 1967, p. 17

KAUFMANN, MRS. MYRTLE - Of 1631 S. 7th St. died at 10:10 a.m., Monday, April 10, 1967, at St. John's Hospital, age 78. Surviving are one son, Frederick of Springfield and several nieces and nephews. Remains to Bisch Memorial Home where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services there at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. David Williams officiating. Private graveside services Wednesday at Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Illinois State Journal, November 16, 1943, p. 12

Kemmler, Charles -- Of 1421 Holmes avenue, died at 2:05 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 1943, at Memorial hospital, age 80 years. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Hinrichs, Virden, and Mrs. John Stieler, Detroit, and several nieces and nephews. Remains were removed to Bisch Memorial home where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. A. Burd Arganbright officiating. Interment in Oak Ridge cemetery. Remains may be viewed from 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday until time of services.


Illinois State Journal, June 7, 1911, p. 9

STIELER - Died, at 10:45 o'clock Tuesday morning, June 6, 1911, at the residence of her daughter Mrs.-----enth street, Mrs. Juliana Stieler, aged 74 years.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Adloff, Rev. William Nicholas, pastor of Grace Lutheran church, officiating.

Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Stieler was born in Germany but had resided in this country for the last twenty-six years.

Decedent is survived by her husband, William; one daughter, Mrs. Adloff; two sons, John of Virginia and William of this city, and fourteen grandchildren.


State Journal and Register, Friday, Dec. 15, 1911, p. 9

STIELER - The funeral of William Steiler, who ended his life Wednesday afternoon by drowning in the pond at Mildred park, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the residence of Charles Adloff, 2140 South Eleventh street, Rev. William Schulske, pastor of St. John's German Lutheran church officiating. The interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.

Transcribed & Submitted by: Sue Nardoni

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