Obituaries/Death Notices

George Ioerger Jennie Johnson
Anne Marie Ireton Mary Johnson
Stanley Jarman Andrew Jones
Thelma Jarman Hattie Jones
Lydia Jenkins Jessie Jones
Carrie Belle Johns (2nd obit) Julia Jones
Andrew Johnson Sarah Jones
Gelena Johnson Bernhard Junghaus



Heart Attack Cause of Death; Former Resident Here; Funeral Services in Iowa

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 7, in St. Paul's Lutheran church, Buckeye, Ia., for George H. Ioerger, 68, who died Thursday, Aug. 4, of a heart attack at Kenora, Canada. The Rev. W. E. Leckford officiated at the rites and burial was in the Buckeye cemetery.

Mr. Ioerger was born Sept. 8, 1880, in Peoria, son of Henry and Sonora Ioerger. He was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended Ten Mile school. He was married Dec. 31, 1907 to Johanna Gudat of Peoria. Except for a year spent in Minnesota, the couple made their home on farms in Hardin, Ia.

Mr. Ioerger is survived by two sons, Vernon and Valie; a daughter, Mrs. Martin Kading, and two grandchildren, all of Buckeye. Also surviving are two brothers, Fred of Jewel, Ia., and Lafe of Wells, Minn., and four sisters, Mrs. Cora Bertog, Mrs. Rena Luttschwager of Buckeye, Mrs. Sonora Bolton and Amanda Dowe of Peoria. His wife, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Winkler of Peoria and Mrs. Lydia Rossetter of Buckeye, and one brother, Virgil Ioerger preceded him in death.

The out of town guests at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Winkler, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Winkler and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Miller of R. R. 6, Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wenger, Mr. and Mrs. George Winkler, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bolton and Mrs. Amanda Dowe of Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Winkler of Pekin, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Ioerger, Mrs. Maude Ioerger and Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Ioerger of Minonk and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bowlby of Metamora.


Newspaper: The Metamora Herald
Newspaper Dated: August 19, 1949
Page 1; Column 2
Date of Death: August 4, 1949
Source: Microfilm; Illinois Prairie District Library at Woodford County, IL
Transcribed and submitted by Kathleen
kajh76 at yahoo dot com

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Nov . 22 1917, Mrs. James Ireton was killed and her son Frank 18, fatally injured when the auto in which they were riding was struck by a train at New London.

She was the daughter of John and Mary Elizabeth Rock McMullen. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Della E. and Edna and a son Harold Stuart Ireton. (The News, Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., Ia., Nov. 22, 1917, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Stanley E. Jarman

Chillicothe - Stanley E. Jarman, 80, of Chillicothe died at 6:18 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Born Sept. 12, 1923 in Aurora to Stanley and Mae Roach Jarman, he married Thelma A. Foster on Oct. 30, 1947, in Chillicothe. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Charlotte (Larry) Williamson of Chillicothe; one son, Stanley Tom (Kathy) of Chillicothe; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one stepsister and one stepbrother. A World War II Army veteran, he served in Italy, France and the Phillippine Islands as a paratrooper. He worked as a conductor for AT & SF Railroad for 38 years, retiring in September 1984. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4999 and American Legion Post 9. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Chillicothe. Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery.

(Peoria Journal Star, December 29, 2003, submitted by Ann McClary)

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Thelma A. Foster Jarman

Chillicothe - Thelma A. (Foster) Jarman, 78, of Chillicothe passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe. She was born on Nov. 14, 1926, in Peoria, the daughter of John W. and Hattie Cleveland Foster. She married her best friend, Stanley E. Jarman, on Oct 30, 1947 in Chillicothe. Stan preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2003 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Charlotte (Larry) Williamson and one son, Stanley Tom (Kathy) Jarman all of Chillicothe; six grandchildren ; and 13 great-grandchildren. Thelma had worked part-time in businesses in Chillicothe, but her greatest love was spending time at her home with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Cursillo Community of Peoria. Thelma was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Chillicothe Burial will be at Chillicothe City Cemetery.

On 30 Oct 1947 when Thelma was 20, she married Stanley JARMAN, in Chillicothe, Peoria, IL. Born on 12 Sep 1923 in Aurora, IL. Stanley died in Chillicothe, Peoria, IL on 27 Dec 2003; he was 80. Buried in Chillicothe City Cemetery.

(Peoria Journal Star, October 21, 2005, submitted by Ann McClary)

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Funeral Services Are Held Monday For Resident Of Dunlap

Mrs. Mary L. (Corney) Johnson, 59, of Dunlap died Friday at 12:00 in the Methodist hospital after a short illness.

Mrs. Johnson was born September 9, 1896, in Jubilee township, a daughter of John and Annie Daily Corney.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur; on son, Harold Arthur of Wichita Falls, Texas; two daughters, Ione Tegtmeier and Annabel Glynis, both of Peoria; three grandson; one brother, John Corney, of Oak Hill; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Fry of Princeville. One brother preceded her in death.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Eastern Star of Alta, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Dunlap Methodist church.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 p. m. in Dunlap Methodist church from Schreinerís Mortuary in Dunlap with Rev. Richard C. madder officiating.

Burial was in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

(Unknown newspaper, June 8, 1956, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Hattie Adelia Jones

     Miss Hattie Adelia Jones, at Elmwood, Ill., July 6, 1869, united with the Congregational church when about 14 years of age; graduated from Elmwood High School when yet a girl, and from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., when about 21 years old. She chose teaching as her life profession, going first to Beatrice, Neb., where she taught successfully for six years, part of which time she served as president of the Young People's Christian Endeavor, being a very active church worker.
     From thence she went to Castle, Wyoming, where she taught for two years. Although eminently successful in her chosen profession, she was forced to give up teaching after a term of eight years on account of failing health. So rapid was her decline in health that soon after she retired from the school room, she was prevailed on to come south in search of a more congenial clime. Accordingly she spent the winter of 1900 at Citronell, a famous health resort near Mobile, Ala. The next winter she spent in San Antonio, Texas, with some profit, returning to her home in the East the following summer. In the fall of 1902 she came to Seguin and has since lived with her brother and sister Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Pearson, and her aged mother, Mrs. S. G. Jones. Her illness was lingering and oftentimes attended with much pain, but she bore it all with patience and Christian submission. Her quiet, modest, and unassuming bearing won for her many warm friends during her brief residence in this, the city of her adoption.
     Of her, one her former pastor's writes: "Hattie was one of the most beautiful Christian characters I ever knew, a most faithful follower of our blessed Saviour, and while we cannot but deeply regret her early death, yet her memory will be sacred to all who knew her, and the pure and beautiful life she lived will be an inspiration to them as long as they live, and make their lives better than they ever would have been without it."
     Miss Jones passed to her reward on the night of the 16th of February, 1904, attended by the loving family and devoted friends. She was buried from the family residence at 4:30 o'clock, on the afternoon of the 17th, the Baptist pastor officiating. The very large concourse of friends that followed her remains to the Riverside cemetery attest the high esteem in which she was held by the people of the community.

To the bereaved ones we tender our deepest sympathy in this, their great sorrow.
"Dearest one, thou hast left us;
We our loss do deeply feel,
But 'tis God that haft bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal."
T. J. Dodson
Pastor, Baptist Ch., Seguin, Texas

     Mrs. S. G. Jones will be remembered as a sister to the late Mrs. Rebecca McQuown, and also of Mrs. I. W. Silloway, W. G. Huey, John Huey and Webster Huey. (Brimfield News, Mar. 10, 1904, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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Jessie Catton Jones

Chillicothe - Jessie L. Catton Jones, 78, formerly of Peoria, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe. Born July 22, 1925, in Campbellsville, Ky., to John Thomas and Loma F. Anderson Loveless, she married Floyd D. Catton on Jan. 1, 1945, in

Peoria. Surviving are three sons, Garland of Henry, Gerald of Chillicothe and Leon of Peoria; two daughters, Dianne Crisfield and Debbie Smith, both of Peoria; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Loveless of Glenn Fork, Ky., Benjamin "Wesley" Loveless of Russell Springs, Ky., and Tommy Loveless of Jamestown, Ky.; and one sister, Joyce Smith of Bowling Green, Ky.

She was preceded in death by one son, Garry Catton, and two sisters. She was of the Baptist faith. There will be no services or visitation. Cremation has been accorded, and burial of ashes will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association.

(Peoria Journal Star, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Sarah Jones

     Mr. and Mrs. Alf Whetzel attended the burial service of Mrs. Sarah Jones at Elmwood Tuesday. Mrs. Jones was an aunt of Mrs. Whetzel. Her home has been at Seguin, Texas, for some years, but she recently moved to her girlhood home in Virginia, near Wheeling, where her death occurred a few days ago. The remains were brought to Elmwood, where they were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the family lot. (Brimfield News, June 4, 1914, submitted by Laurie Huey)


W. A. Jones received word Saturday of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Sarah Jones, in Virginia. The burial took place Tuesday in Elmwood. (Brimfield News, June 4, 1914, submitted by Laurie Huey)



     Sarah Gilmore Jones died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. G. Pearson, near Manquin, Virginia, on May 30, 1914, and was brought to Elmwood for burial Tuesday, June 2nd.
     Sarah Gilmore Huey was born in West Alexander, Washington county, Pennsylvania, on May 16, 1832, and came to Brimfield, Peoria county, Ill., with her father's family in November 1849. On May 29, 1862 she was united in marriage to L. F. Jones of Elmwood, where she resided with her husband during her entire married life. Her husband died June 16, 1871 and is buried in Elmwood cemetery. Their family consisted of one son and two daughters, J. E. Jones, now of Beatrice, Nebraska, Mrs. Flora Pearson, wife of Dr. O. G. Pearson, at whose home Mrs. Jones died, and Harriett Jones, who died several years ago and is also buried at Elmwood.
     After the death of her husband, Mrs. Jones moved to Galesburg, where her children were educated in Knox college. In later years she has resided with her son, J. E. Jones at Beatrice, Nebraska, and more recently with her daughter, Mrs. Pearson, at Seguin, Texas, and from there removed in the fall of 1918 to a farm near Richmond, Virginia.
     Besides the son and daughter she leaves two brothers to mourn her death, William Huey, Gibson City, Ill., who is now past 88 years of age, and John D. Huey of Monmouth, Ill., who is past 84 years of age.
     Mrs. Jones united with the Free Presbyterian church before coming to Illinois, and later united with the Congregational church of which denomination she has remained a devoted and consistent member to the time of her death. (Brimfield News, June 11, 1914, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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Murdered and Robbed

A Wealthy Man Decoyed Into A Den By Two Desperadoes

PEKIN, Ill. March 10th The body of a man was found lodged against a snag in the Illinois River Saturday by parties passing in a skiff. The remains were brought to this city yesterday, and at the inquest it was learned that they were those of Bernhard Junghaus, a German horse buyer of Peoria, a man of considerable means.

There was an ugly wound back of the right ear. A gold watch and chain and a gold ring which the man wore were missing and no money was found upon the body, although it was learned from letters in the dead man's pocket that he intended to start for Germany to-day. The man was undoubtedly murdered and robbed and his body thrown into the river. The Coroner's jury rendered a verdict to that effect.

Four policemen surrounded a den kept by Link Hummel and Bill Luckey last night and endeavored to arrest them for the murder of Junghaus. As the policemen burst in the doors the two ruffians dropped through a hidden trap door and escaped to the river by means of a sewer. Two women living with them were arrested, and the murdered man's watch, chain, and ring found on them.

Junghaus was enticed into the den on Friday, his head split open, and his body conveyed to the river by means of the trap and sewer. He had drawn $2,000 from the bank on Thursday, and intended leaving for New York Friday. He was fifty-eight years of age, and was reputed to be quite wealthy.

The police have orders to kill either Hummel or Luckey on sight, as they are desperate characters and have committed many crimes. It is thought they will try to reach Chicago or Kansas City.

(New York Times, Mar. 11, 1890, pg. 9, submitted by Janet Turnbull)

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Julia Jones

Julia Woodmansee Jones was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1809. Her parents moved to Butler County, Ohio in 1810, where she was married to Hiram Jones, of White Hall, N.Y. in 1834. To this union five children were born; one died in infancy and one a young man in 1861. In 1951 she moved to Brimfield, Il. Where, with the exception of four years in Galesburg, she lived until her death on September 25, 1893, age 84 years 6 months and 4 days. For the last twelve years her health had been poor, but she endured suffering with patience, ever cheered by the Christians hope and finally passed away quietly away to the home of the soul, for which time during the last days of her sickness she so much longed. She joined the M.E. Church when she was thirteen yeas old and for seventy one years walked in the straight and narrow way of a consistent, conscience Christian. The world is better for the example of her life, and the world will be better by more such lives being lived. She died at the home of her son C.D. Jones.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday P.M. at the residence, conducted by Rev. Hunting of Peoria, the remains were laid to rest in the Brimfield cemetery.

(Brimfield News; Thurs. Oct. 5, 1893, submitted by Janet Bledsoe)

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