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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lyndon News - Nov 22, 1963

The Daily Gazette - Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois.  Friday, November 22, 1963
Lyndon - Mrs. Arthur Shaw

Cardinal Troop holds Investiture Ceremony At Meeting
   On Tuesday evening the Cardinal Troop 173 met at the Congregational Church with their leader Mrs. Clem Villareal and assistant leader, Miss Candy Kullerstrand.  There were nine Brownies and nine guests present.  The girls opened the meeting with a song of greeting to their guests, presented the flag and sang My Country 'Tis of Thee.
   The Investiture ceremony was very impressive with four Brownies receiving wings for fly-up from Brownie to Junior Scouts and will now start working for their badges.  Five girls received their numerals Scouts No. 173, and four girls received stars for attendance.  One Brownie, Karen Flatt, received her Brownie pin, and Patty Fritz who was absent, will receive her pin.  Three Brownies also received stars for attendance.
   The four girls receiving their wings, numerals and stars, are Ellen Boonstra, Gwen Villareal, Joyce Oltman and Georgia Cole.  Marsha Williams, a new member received her numerals.  The Brownies receiving their attendance stars were Donna Hawk, Joan O'Brien, and Debbie Pilgrim.
   Mrs. Boonstra and Mrs. Oltman baked Brownie cupcakes which were served with punch, at a candle-lighted table, and with Miss Candy Kullerstrand serving the punch.  Mr. Villareal took pictures of the Investiture ceremony which will be put in the Cardinal Troop No. 173's scrapbook.

Womens' Fellowship Plans Tasting Party At Wednesday Meet
   The Women's Fellowship Society of the Congregational Church met on Wednesday evening at the church.  Mrs. Willard Ballard, president, opened the meeting with the lesson taken from The Growing Christian.  The scripture was taken from Luke 4:16-22 and Matthew 16:13-19.  The president led in prayer and meditation.  The program was Understanding Our Time, and two organ selections were given by Miss Pam Brainerd.
   During the business meeting a motion was made to order a parcel from India.  Plans were made for a farewell dinner for Rev. and Mrs. Dodson and family of Prophetstown on Sunday, Dec. 8.  In the afternoon there will be a dedication of the Bud Klocke Memorial.  Thanks Offering boxes are to be turned in at morning worship service on Dec. 1.  Plans were made for a Tasting Party, Dec. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the church.
   Next meeting will be Dec. 18, and there will be a grab-bag gift exchange.
   There were 11 members present and two guests.  Mrs. Jack Brainerd and Mrs. Harold Attig were hostesses and served a delicious luncheon.  The table was beautifully decorated in Thanksgiving motif. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Redshaw shower - June 26, 1940

Prophetstown Echo - June 26, 1940
  The young people's choir of the Methodist Church honored one of its members, Miss Frances Redshaw, at a miscellaneous shower at the church Monday evening.  Vernabel Redshaw had charge of the games that were played and Donald Eshelman was refreshment chairman.  Twenty-two members were at the party, and presented the guest of honor, who will be married June 28 to Aubrey Decker, with a lot of lovely gifts.

April 7, 1926 - From 20 years ago April 5, 1906

Twenty Years Ago from the Thursday, April 5, 1906 Prophetstown Echo
  Mr and Mrs. E.S. Ellithorpe celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home and 125 friends helped them celebrate the event.  The affair was planned by Mr and Mrs. F.N. Brewer as Mrs. Brewer was a sister of Mrs. Ellithorpe.  The affair was in the hands of Miss Evelyn P. Griffith of Chicago, an old friend and neighbor of the couple.  Those who assisted her were Mrs. C.W. Fenn, Mrs. M.P. Brewer, Mrs George Fisk and Miss Clara Brown.  Cut flowers were used for decoration. 
  Simon Kelser was re-elected town clerk and Millard F. Hill was re-elected assessor at the town election.  William Lancaster and A.D. Richards were elected collectors and John Johnson, commissioner. 

Coleman Maberry died - Lyndon, IL resident - April 1926

Prophetstown Echo - April 7, 1926
Died Thursday
  Coleman Maberry, a long time resident of Lyndon, died at the Watertown hospital yesterday afternoon.  He had been ill for many months and had been taken to the hospital at Watertown a number of weeks ago.  Mrs. Emery Lanphere was a daughter.

Miss Emma Terry obituary - Sept 1925

Prophetstown Echo -  Sept 2, 1925
Old Resident Laid to Rest
Miss Emma Terry for more than 60 years a resident of city died Thursday
  Funeral services for Miss Emma Terry, for many years a resident of Whiteside County, were conducted by Rev. J.A. Ford Saturday afternoon at the residence of C.C. Plumley and Lloyd Poulter in the house where she lived many years.  She died Thursday at the Watertown Hospital and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.
  She was born in Liverpool, England in November 1840.  Her mother died when she was 8 years old.  She and her father and one brother came to Canada in 1856, and later she came to Erie where she worked for 2 years.
  Then she moved to Portland where she lived with Mrs. Mart Seeley at the hotel.  After that she came to Prophetstown and worked for Mrs. Hatfield in the hotel there.
  For 46 years beginning Feb 19, 1876 she made her home with Joe Loomis and family.  She had a lovely disposition, was always willing to do for others, and was very fond of children.  She was like another mother to Maud L. and Fred R. Loomis.
  She is survived by a brother, 3 nephews, and a niece, besides many friends.  Among those from out of town who were there for the funeral were her brother, George Terry and his son Ralph and wife, and Mrs. Ferguson, all of Erie, and Mr and Mrs Clyde Reigler and their daughter, Dorothy Bennett of Geneseo.  Mrs. Reigler was a niece of Mrs. Terry.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Isaac Wohrle Obituary - Sterling Standard June 2, 1929

Sterling Standard - July 2, 1929
Tribure Paid To Memory of Isaac Worhle Monday
Former Fenton Farmer and Well Known Citizen of Erie Laid To Rest

   Funeral services for Isaac Worhle who passed away at his home in Erie Sunday morning at 12"30 were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2:30.  Rev. A.B. Wimmer pastor of the Baptist Church officiated.  Selections were sung my Miss Carrie and Callie Wood and L.T. Slaymaker.
   Pallbearers were Floyd Florence, William Londo, Edward Sidlinger, George Meighan, Everett Brackman and Payne Thompson.  Interment was in the Erie Cemetery.
    Mr Wohrle was born in Schilldach, Germany, Jan 11, 1856.  He came to this country when 25 years of age, working at first on farms near Erie.   Later he purchased a farm in Fenton township, where he resided until about 13 years ago, when he moved to Erie.
   In 1885 he was married to Rosa Fieldman of Morrison, who preceded him in death May 16, 1920.  He is survived by two daughters: Mrs Flora Shepard of Erie and Mrs. Etha Charles of Sharon, Pa, and one son, George Wohrle of Lyons, Ia.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Schrumm of Dixon and Mrs. Joshpeh Behler of Lincoln, Neb., and brothers and sisters in Germany.
   Mr. Wohrle had been in failing health for a number of years.  His death was due to a complication of ailments.  He was a member of the German Lutheran church and was esteemed highly by a large number of friends in this vicinity.
   Thos from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs. Etha Charles and son Howard of Sharon, Pa., Mr and Mrs George Wohrle and two daughters of Lyons, Iowa, Mr and Mrs Harry Lenson and Celilia Wohrle of Clinton, Iowa, Mrs John Wohrle and Mr and Mrs Louis Wohrle of Morrison, Mr and Mrs John Schrumm and daughter, Mary, Andrew Wohrle and George Haberer of Dixon, Mrs. Mary Walroth of Hornell, N.Y.

Seth Eddy Obiturary - Sterling Standard, Jan 22, 1926

Sterling Standard, January 22, 1926
Seth Eddy Passes Away at Erie on Friday Morning

   Seth Eddy, a well known and highly esteeemed resident of Erie, passed away Friday morning at 9 o'clock at his home, his death resulting from an attack of hardening of the arteries.  He was born Nov 27, 1856 and was the son of Mr and Mrs York Eddy, pioneer residents of the county.
   Mr Eddy is survived by his widow, who was formerly Cora Seger, whom he married Dec 25, 1882.  Also two sons, Howard and Harry residing in the county, and two sisters and four brothers.  Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.