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1900-1915 Newspapers

Boonville Enquirer & the Boonville Standard News

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Blesh, William
January 19, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

On Saturday, January 13th, William Blesh died after a lingering illness. Burial, Monday, at the Elberfeld cemetery, Rev. Koch officiating. He was a native of Germany and came to America when a young man and settled near here, where he has since resided. He leaves a wife, a number of children, grandchildren, relatives, and friends to mourn his death. He was a veteran of the civil war, and a member of the 44th Ind. Inf. He belonged to the G.A.R. of this place, which buried him in the honors of their order.

Weyerbacher, Adam
February 23, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

Adam Weyerbacher was born on Aug. 24, 1820, in Helmbach, District of Birkenfeld, Prussia. At the age of 27 he crossed the Atlantic and settled first in the state of Ohio. After he was located in that state for a short time he moved to Indiana. For many years he lived on a farm near Boonville, and in the latter part of his life he made his home in Boonville. In November, 1850, he married Miss Elizabeth Schwinn; to them were born 7 children of whom one has left for a better world. There are the deceased's wife, 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren who are mourning over his departure. For many months Uncle Adam has been suffering from infirmities of old age. He was more or less bedfast all winter until he was softly called away on February 14th, at noon. He reached an age of 79 years, 5 months and 21 days. The funeral took place February 16th, Rev. J.J. Meyer officiating. His remains were laid to rest at the cemetery of St. John's German Evangelical church, which lost in Uncle Adam one of its oldest and most faithful members.

Youngblood, J. Wilson
March 30, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

J. Wilson Youngblood died Wednesday, March 28th, 1900, at 2 o'clock p.m., aged 76 years, 10 months and six days. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, Thursday, at two o'clock p.m., Rev. Samuel Reid, officiating. Interment at Maple Grove cemetery under the auspices of Master's Post No. 120, G.A.R. Mr. Youngblood was one of Warrick's oldest citizens and was well and favorably known all over the county. The deceased left one daughter, Mrs. John Hetzel, and two sons, John and Henry. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances in their loss of an aged father.

Scales, Wilson
April 6, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

Wilson Scales died at his home in Boonville, on Friday, March 30th, 1900, aged 72 years, 8 months and ten days. Funeral services were held at the residence, Sunday at ten o'clock, a.m. Interment at Maple Grove cemetery, Rev. Sam Reid, officiating. Mr. Scales was an old citizen of this county and was respected and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He left surviving, his wife and two sons, Dr. Harvey W. and Dr. Travis D. Scales. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances in their loss of a good husband and a kind father.

Slaughter, W.W.
April 6, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

Dr. W.W. Slaughter died Monday, April 2, 1900, at 7:10 o'clock, a.m., at his home in Newburg. Funeral services were held at the residence, Wednesday, at 3 o'clock p.m., interment at Rose Hill cemetery. Dr. Slaughter had been a resident of Newburg for many years. He was well-known as an enterprising and leading citizen being highly respected by all who knew him. He was a Mason and a member of the G.A.R. He left surviving one daughter, Mrs. A.J. Rutledge, of Newburgh, and one son, Dr. James B. Slaughter of Nashville, Tenn.

Butterworth, Mary Anna
April 6, 1900 Boonville Enquirer (From Southern Indiana Tribune, Newburgh, Indiana)

Mrs. Mary Anna Butterworth died at her home on Gray street, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Butterworth had been sick about six weeks. The funeral services occurred yesterday afternoon in the C.P. Church and the remains were interred at Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Butterworth was 74 years of age and an old resident of Newburg. The deceased leaves two sons and one daughter and a host of friends to mourn her demise. She was the mother of Messrs. John and James Butterworth, of Boonville, and Mrs. J. W. Fuquay, of this place.

Tweedy, John M.
May 25, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

John M. Tweedy died at his home in Boon township of heart trouble, on Sunday, May 20th, 1900, aged 63 years, 11 months and 25 days. Interment at Wesley Chapel cemetery, Monday, May 21st, Rev. Mark L. Harris officiating. The deceased left surviving a wife and the following children: Arlander C., Irvin L., Marshal R. and Isabelle. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Quiatt, Susan L.
May 25, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Susan L. Quiatt, widow of the late Dr. Alison Quiatt, died at the home of her son, Galen, in Tennyson, on Saturday, May 19th, 1900, aged 48 years and ten months. Interment at Turpen cemetery in Hart township on Sunday, May 20th. She left surviving one son, Galen and one daughter, Mrs. Birdie Bryan. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Barnett, Ann
May 25, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Ann Barnett was born March 5, 1828, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Ferguson, Thursday, May 17, 1900, aged 72 years, 2 months and 12 days. She was the daughter of Thomas and Mahalia Gilmore. She was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist Church when about 18 years old. Her marriage to Charles A. Barnett occurred in 1850, and to this union was born six children, three boys and three girls. She leaves surviving five children, a brother and other relatives, besides a host of friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Hugo and Stephens, after which interment took place at the Folsomville cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their loss of a kind and loving mother.

Weyerbacher, Louisa
May 25, 1900 Boonville Enquirer (From Evansville Sunday's Courier)

DEATH OF MRS. WEYERBACHER - HAD BEEN ILL FOR TWO YEARS - WEST SIDE NEWS - Mrs. Louisa Weyerbacher of 735 St. Joseph avenue, died yesterday afternoon after an illness of over two years with dropsy. The deceased was 48 years old and had been living in the city for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical church. Surviving Mrs. Weyerbacher are five girls and one boy. The daughters are Mrs. Lizzie Dexter, of Mattingly, Ky.; Mrs. Lena McKasson of Morganfield, Ky.; Gusta, Maggie and Lula Weyerbacher of this city. The son is Emil Weyerbacher, also of this city. The remains were brought to Boonville and interred in Rooster Cemetery, on Monday, at 9 o'clock a.m. The officers of Lily Lodge number 1015 K. & L. of H., of Evansville, accompanied the remains to Boonville and attended the funeral and burial.

Stone, John Sutton
May 25, 1900 Boonville Enquirer

John Sutton Stone died at his home in Boon township of neuralgia of the stomach, on Tuesday, May 22nd, 1900, at eleven o'clock a.m., aged 53 years, 6 months and twelve days. Interment at Center cemetery, Wednesday, May 23rd, at 3 o'clock p.m. under the auspices of Chandler Lodge No. 149, Tribe of Ben-Hur. He left surviving, a wife, and the following children: Bessie, Arthur, William, Susie, Marion and Albert. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Schwinn, Charles
Boonville Enquirer Aug 31, 1900
Another Pioneer Gone

Charles Schwinn was born on Jan. 12,1825 in Birkenfeld, Granddukedom Oldenburgh, Germany. In 1843, he came to the United States and settled in Posey county, Indiana, On Jan 11 1847 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Kautz. This union was blessed with nine children, two of them preceding their father to a better world. The children surviving the deceased are : Henry Schwinn, Charles Schwinn, Elizabeth Scherer, Katharina Pelzer, Margaret Korb, Lena Schwinn and Caroline Kessling.
Brother Schwinn was suffering with asthma for the time of one year, but the direct cause of his departure was heart failure.

On Sunday Aug 26, 1900, at 6:30 a.m., he died in the home of his son-n-law, Mr Clamor Peizer.
Charles Schwinn was one of the oldest German pioneers in WARRICK CO., where he has had his home for the greater part of his life. He was loved dearly by his friends and respected by everybody.
He was one of the founders of the old German Lutheran Saint Peters church, which by mutual agreement became a part of the flourishing Saint John's German Evangelical Church of this place, many years ago. He reached an age of 75 years, 7 months and 14 days. Funeral at St John's Church, two miles east of Boonville and interment in cemetery at that place. Rev. John J Meyer, officiating

Alexander, Alvah
October 26, 1900 Boonville Standard

Alvah Alexander was born January 17, 1876, and died October 19, 1900, aged 24 years, 9 months and 2 days. He was born in Boonville, Warrick county, Indiana. His father died when he was about a year and a half old. After the death of his father his mother moved to the country about five miles west of Boonville, taking her two children with her. The family lived in their country home till about the latter part of the year 1895, when they moved to Evansville. Alvah found employment as a book-keeper and stenographer, a profession for which he had been well qualified, and at the time of his death was in the employment of Mr. Geo. L. Mesker of Evansville. A few weeks before his death he went out to the country near the old home-place and stayed with his Uncle Geo. W. Bohannon. It was hoped that this change would improve his health, but hope in this case was vain. He died in the triumphs of the Christian faith on Friday last at the home of his uncle and was buried at Center cemetery last Sunday. Services were conducted by Rev. W.E. Eden of Evansville. Alvah Alexander was a bright young man, respected by all who knew him. From boyhood he displayed those traits of character that always bring success. He was at the time of his death a true and ardent lover of Christ and had his friends sing with him such hymns as 'Blessed Be the Name' and 'Nearer My God to Thee.' The memory of his life will remain a precious inheritance to his mother, sister, relatives and friends. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of many friends.


1903

Baker, Samuel Thompson
April 17, 1903 Boonville Enquirer

Samuel Thompson Baker, died on Wednesday, April 8, 1903, at 2 o'clock a.m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.A. Godby of Newburgh. That afternoon the remains were taken to the home of his son, John F. Baker of west Boon. Funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant church Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. by Dr. J.W. Turner of Evansville. Interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery under the auspices of Strangers' Rest Lodge, No. 240 of Boonville. The deceased was 83 years, 7 months and 7 days old and was probably the oldest native citizen in Warrick County. He was born on the farm now occupied and owned by his son, John E. in west Boon. It was entered from the government by the late Edward Baker, father of the deceased and has always remained in the family. The deceased professed religion and united with the M.E. Church in 1858 and remained a faithful and consistent christian until death. He joined Strangers' Rest Lodge and became a Master Mason more than fifty years ago. The deceased lived in the vicinity of Boonville for nearly 84 years; his has been a well spent life. He was honest, upright and honorable, a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a true and sincere christian. He left surviving an only son, John E. Baker of Boonville, two daughters, Mrs. S.V. Levi of Oakland city and Mrs. Jennie Godby of Newburg.

Fuller, Benoni S.
April 17, 1903 Boonville Standard

DEATH OF HON. BENONI S. FULLER - Hon. Benoni S. Fuller died at his home in Boonville on April 14, 1903, aged 77 years, 5 months and 1 day, of heart failure. The funeral services were held at the residence of W.W. Fuller, on Walnut street, Thursday at 2:00 p.m. , April 16. The remains were interred at the old cemetery in Boonville. Mr. Fuller was a native of Warrick county and was a man whose name and public life were extensively and favorably known throughout southwestern Indiana. He was born November 13, 1825, and was reared amid the hardships and privations of pioneer life in Indiana. At the age of 21 he had, by perseverance, secured sufficient education to begin school teaching. At the age of 30 years, he was elected sheriff of Warrick county and served the county as such for four years. He was elected State Senator in 1862 and afterwards served two terms in the lower house and on his last term was the nominee of his party for presidency of the State Senate. In 1872, he was again elected to the State Senate, and in 1874 was elected to Congress from the First Indiana District and re-elected two years later. Mr. Fuller was a life-long Democrat and although a member of no religious organization, his views were in accord with the Baptist faith. Mr. Fuller was married three times and was the father of six children, five of whom are living, as follows: Mrs. Mary Howard, Mt. Vernon, Ill., Voorhees, Retta, Swint andRobert.

Fuller, Benoni S.
April 24, 1903 Boonville Enquirer

QN HONORABLE CITIZEN DEAD; BENONI S. FULLER, EX-SENATOR, EX-CONGRESSMAN AND EX-REPRESNTATIVE DIES OF HEART FAILURE - The funeral of Hon. B.S. Fuller took place last Thursday, April 16, at the home of his brother, W.W. Fuller, The Missionary Baptist choir furnished the music. Rev. D. H. Howerton offered prayer and Judge Edward Gough then gave a brief history of the life and character of the deceased in substance as follows: The year 1825 seems to be very far away from us. Only seven years before that time Chester Elliott was running lines through the woods for his survey of our town. Five years after that time, in 1830, there were but eighty-seven souls in the few rude log cabins of which Boonville then consisted; Indiana was then a state nine years old. John Quincy Adams had just succeeded James Monroe as president of the United States; Napoleon Bonaparte had died four years before in his prison on St. Helena. The span of this life that closed day before yesterday links us to that far away time. Benoni S. Fuller was born Nov. 13, 1825 about seven miles north of Boonville. For these seventy-seven years he has been a citizen of the county. He was a son of Isham Fuller who came to Indiana from North Carolina in 1816. Years before rich blood and splendid stock had been transplanted to North Carolina from England and Scotland and Ireland. This blood in the veins of hardy young men scaled the Blue Ridge to the tributaries of the Tennessee. Here were constructed the flatboats in which they, with their little belongings, made the long journey to the Ohio. They found homes in the new state of Indiana and the territory of Illinois. Among the settlers was Isham Fuller as well as the girl who afterwards, became his wife and the mother of Benoni. Beginning with 1842 Isham Fuller represented Warrick County in the Indiana Legislature for six consecutive years. Sixty-five years ago the common school system of Indiana, as we know it, had only been dreamed of by her most enlightened citizens. Boys like Benoni S. Fuller who desired an education were dependent, chiefly on their own efforts, yet he made such good use of his meager opportunities that he was a school teacher before he had reached his twenty-first year. At thirty years he was the sheriff of the county and continued in the office four years. In 1862 he was State Senator. Beginning in 1866 he served four years in the State House of Representatives. In 1872 he was again State Senator. From 1874 to 1878 he represented the first Congressional District of Indiana in the National House of Representatives. It will thus be seen that Mr. Fuller devoted almost a quarter of a century of the best part of his life to the service of the people. That this service was satisfactory to his fellow citizens is evidenced by the many endorsements they gave him at the polls. He was a conscientious , capable and honorable public servant in every position to which he was called. He was a patient listener to the wrongs of his constituents and earnestly addressed himself to their correction. He treated every man's views with consideration and respect. Mr. Fuller will be gratefully remembered as the friend of struggling and aspiring young men. Worth and ability, in rags and tatters as it often is, he greeted with helping hands and encouraging counsel. There are many men in the community, now approaching middle age, who were the recipients of his valuable favors. Though he died poor in earthly possessions, he was rich in the regard and confidence of his fellow men. God is to be thanked that even in this commercial age these are things that mere riches will not buy. His sturdy and familiar figure will be missed in the community. His kindly greeting, his fund of anecdote, his store of recollections of men of national reputation and his genial good nature will long be remembered. Failings and faults! Yes, doubtless he had them. It is not likely that he always reached his own ideal. It may be said with certainty that he failed to attain the ideal of some of his neighbors. "Let him that is without fault cast the first stone." Let him only who is never dissatisfied with himself now make murmur and complaint. The long pilgrimage is over; the full rounded life is ended. The greater part of the seventy-seven years are history to so many and memory to so few. The pilgrim was ready to fact the Unknown. Nature had kindly allowed him to remain beyond the three score and ten. There is no doubt but when his deeds are placed in the balance, the scale holding his shortcomings will rise toward the sky. Can any man hope for more? To the five dear weeping children and the many sorrowing relatives, the community extends its heartfelt sympathy and bids them remember: "God's will be done."


1904

Wilson, Charlotte J.
July 15, 1904 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Charlotte J. Wilson was born July 3, 1843, in Hart township, this county. Her maiden name was Madden and she was the oldest of 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls, two of whom, John E. Madden and Joseph J. Madden are now living. She was a child of Wm. R. and Elizabeth A. Madden. She was married to Rice Wilson Feb. 6, 1859, she at the time being 15 years of age and he 18. Their tender hearts threw out tendrils of love for each other that clung tighter and tighter as the years rolled by, the smile of the one always smoothing the pathway of the other. No more noble, purer, truer heart ever confided in man, and thanks be to God the trust was always rewarded. To them were born three sons, James R., John W. and Elisha A., to whom she poured out a mother's love as only a true Christian mother can. She protected, cared for and believed in them. They all survive her. She and her husband were converted together and baptized together into the General Baptist church by the Rev. Jesse G. Lane, about 38 years ago, at Shiloh church in Owen township, in this county, in which church they held their membership until Jan. 1902, when they went into and helped organize the Boonville G.B. church at this place. Her life is an open book, a true Christian example, rewarded to the fullest by a true indulgent husband, her pathway strewn with lilies of love by confiding, caressing children. She was the center of attraction around which the husband and three sons gathered. God gave her to us, God took her away. She died July 8, 1904, aged 61 years and 5 days. The funeral was held at the family residence Sunday eve at one o'clock p.m., R.M. Barrett officiating. The G.B. Church has lost one of its very best members; also the Aid Society mourns her loss, yet our loss is her gain. May God's blessing be on all who mourn for her.

Kinderman, Carl August
July 15, 1904 Boonville Enquirer

Carl August Kinderman was born on March the 27th, 1830, in Holzhausen below Ninberg, District of Minden, Germany. He received a fair education in his home country and when of age served for several years in the army. By trade he was a harness maker. As such he came to this country in 1854 and settled in Evansville, Ind., where he was married to Miss Amalie Wichardt, who after most happy marital relations of almost fifty years is sorrow-stricken over the loss of the ever dear husband. From Evansville the deceased moved to Newburg, Ind., and later on made his permanent home in Boonville, where he at first followed his trade, but afterwards became interested in the grocery business. He was a man of intellect with philosophic tendency, a lover of religious argument, honest, upright, with a heart filled with love for his friends and fellow men. For many years he has suffered from a hyperemic condition of the brain, which during the last few years caused his memory gradually to decline. For more than two years he did not leave the house, and by and by lost self-consciousness. Since Thanksgiving, 1903, he was bedfast. A week ago a decided change was noticeable and in the evening of July the 7th he breathed his last, attaining an age of 74 years, 3 months and 10 days. He leaves his wife, one son, six daughters, two sons-in-law, seven grandchildren and one brother to mourn his loss. Impressive services were held at the home of the deceased and at St. John's German Evangelical Church by Rev. J.J. Meyer, Sunday, July 10, at 4 p.m., whence the body was taken for interment to Maple Grove cemetery.


1905

Alexander, Ratcliff B.
January 20, 1905 Boonville Enquirer (From Sunday's Journal News, Evansville)

Ratcliff B. Alexander, an old and prominent citizen, passed away Saturday at 4 o'clock at the family home, 919 Upper Sixth Street. He had been ailing a long time but his condition had been serious only a few days before his death. It had been known, however, during the past two days that he could not recover. The deceased was a stock dealer by occupation and had long resided in Evansville He had made many friends to whom the news of his death will come with much sorrow. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Martha Alexander, and three daughters, two of whom are Misses Ada L. and Eva C. Alexander, who are teachers in the public schools of the city.

Wilde, Marie Friederike Clementine
January 20, 1905 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Marie Friederike Clementine Wilde, nee Sasse, was born on Sept 25th, 1839, in Enger, Westphalia, Germany. She was the youngest of the four children of Rev. Christian Sasse and his wife Louise, nee Koestering. In 1871 she, in company with her sister, Mrs. Minna Fiebig, came to the United States and made her temporary home with her oldest brother, Mr. Theodore Sasse, in Buckskin, Ind. In 1872 she was married to G.O. Wilde, the druggist, and had since made her home in Boonville. For a long time she was ailing and had to undergo an operation, which at least relieved her of an almost unbearable suffering. On Jan.15th, 12:15 p.m., she breathed her last, reaching the age of 65 years, 3 months and 21 days. The post mortem has shown a severe complication of stomach, liver and kidney trouble connected with intestinal stricture. A short service was held by Rev. Meyer in the St. Charles Hotel on Jan. 17th. The burial took place after a service in St. John's Church in Buckskin on Jan. 18th, 10 A.M., Rev. Meyer officiating, assisted by the Reverends M. Mehl and J.H. Horstmann.

Brenner, Peter
May 5, 1905 Boonville Enquirer (from the Newburg Leader)

Died, at the home of August Pepmiller, April 25, 1905, Peter Brenner, in the 71st year of his age from cancer of the stomach. He was born in Germany and came to this country in early life. He was buried at Rose Hill cemetery, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Rev. C.W. Estes conducted the service.

Howard, Mary
May 5, 1905 Boonville Enquirer

DIED - Mrs. J.T. Howard, nee Mary Fuller, daughter of Benoni and Martha Fuller, at Mt. Vernon, Ind., on Friday, April 28, 1905; born in Boonville in 1865; she leaves a husband and three children. Mary grew to womanhood in Boonville. She was very popular and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She left many relatives and warm friends in Boonville, who sympathize with her husband and children in the loss of a good wife and a kind and loving mother.

Deweese, Isaac
May 5, 1905 Boonville Enquirer

Isaac Deweese was born March 25, 1829, in Cumberland Co., Ky., died at his home northwest of Boonville, April 27, 1905, after an illness extending over several months. He bore his suffering with great fortitude, and when death relieved him of his earthly sufferings, he was righteously prepared to meet his Heavenly Father, for he had always lived an honest and charitable life. Mr. Deweese was married to Miss Louisa Sams, July 4, 1849; she died March 23, 1878. On April 27, 1879, he married Miss Anna Smith. He leaves a wife, 2 brothers, 6 children, 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the family residence by Rev. D.W. Ketcham; interment at Crossroads Cemetery.

Simpson, Ralph
July 21, 1905 Boonville Enquirer

Little Ralph, second son of Ulysses and Nellie Simpson, died at the home of his parents in Boonville, Friday, July 14, 1905, at 10:30 p.m. after a lingering illness of general debility and dropsy. His age being 5 years, 11 months and 9 days. It was with wonderful patience that he bore his sufferings which were at times, most agonizing. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 9:30 a.m. by Revs. Cissna and Critchfield after which interment took place immediately at Maple Grove Cemetery. The bereaved family and friends have the sympathy of the town and community.


1906

Easthen, Lizzie, Easthen, Mrs. Willis and Easthen, Willis
February 23, 1906 Boonville Enquirer

MOTHER SACRIFICES LIFE - FAILS TO SAVE DAUGHTER, BOTH BEING BURNED TO DEATH - Boonville, Ind., Feb. 15 - Lizzie Easthen, 30 years old, and Mrs. Willis Easthen, 56 years old, daughter and mother, are dead as the result of being terribly burned at their home near Tennyson, this county, located on the Southern Railway twelve miles from Boonville, shortly after 6 o'clock this evening. While Miss Lizzie was standing near an open grate her clothes caught fire and she was immediately enveloped in a mass of flames. Her screams for help brought her mother to her rescue, and the aged woman, in trying to throw a blanket about the burning form of her daughter, was soon in flames herself. Both were helpless, and the cries of agony as they were being slowly burned to death attracted neighbors, who ran to their assistance. When they reached them, however, both women were beyond help. The daughter's charred and blackened body lay on the floor and life was extinct. Nearby was the mother, who was burned almost to a crisp, but was still alive. Medical aid was summoned, but it was only a matter of a few hours until the mother was dead.
Last Friday, the death of Willis Easthen, husband and father to the mother and daughter who were burned to death, occurred from a stroke of paralysis. - Friday's Star.

Katterjohn, John F.
February 23, 1906 Boonville Enquirer

J.F. KATTERJOHN, PROMINENT CITIZEN DEAD - John F. Katterjohn, aged 62, and one of Boonville's wealthiest citizens, died here at his home this morning at 3 o'clock from an attack of asthma and muscular rheumatism. He had been sick for some time and took to his bed two weeks ago. He is a veteran of the Civil War. He leaves many relatives and of his family two sons and daughter, and a wife survive. Charles M. Katterjohn, manager of the Cumberland Telephone Company at Evansville, is one of the sons and Quincey Katterjohn of Boonville, part owner of the Katterjohn Roller Mills, is the other son. His only daughter is Mrs. Almond Tweedy of Boonville. He has many relatives in Dubois county and at Holland, Ind., his birthplace. He also has relatives in Henderson, Paducah and Owensboro, Ky. Mr. Katterjohn was regarded as one of the best milling men in Indiana, having been in that business for over forty-five years and he was known by all the millers in this section of the state. Many years before coming to Boonville, he was situated in the milling business at Selvin, this county. He was at the time of his death vice-president of the Boonville People's Bank, a stockholder in the Old National Bank of Evansville, and also in the State Bank at Indianapolis. He was an ex-auditor of Warrick county and was a staunch republican, having held different positions. The funeral will be held Feb. 23, the burial to take place at Maple Grove Cemetery. Rev. P.C. Lisman of Boonville and Rev. R.R. Bryan of Rockport will officiate.

Fuller, Swint
July 20, 1906 Boonville Enquirer

Swint Fuller, formerly of Boonville, and the son of Mrs. Gurley Taylor, of this place, died in St. Louis, Tuesday morning and was brought to Rockport today for burial. The young man was well known in Boonville, having completed the public schools here. He was in the employ of the Pacific Express Company and was sick for only a short time with typhoid fever. He had been in St. Louis for only about four years and had gradually been promoted to a trusted position. He has a sister, Miss Retta Fuller, in Boonville and two brothers in St. Louis - Robin and Vorhees Fuller.

Stephens, Carl
July 20, 1906 Boonville Enquirer

Carl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Stephens, was buried from their home, Sunday afternoon, 3 o'clock. The services were in charge of Rev. P.C. Lisman assisted by Rev. Bockstabler. He was 23 years of age and was stricken with appendicitis June 30 and lived one week. After the funeral services he was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Sutton, Mary Ann
July 20, 1906 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Mary Ann Sutton died at her home in Posey County, on Tuesday, July 17th, 1906, aged 69 years, 11 months and 22 days. Interment Wednesday at Sharon cemetery. She left surviving, her husband, John M. Sutton, sons, Homer and Daniel, and one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Logeston and sister, Mrs. Nancy Evans. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances in their loss of a good wife and a kind and loving mother.

Wilkinson, John Allen
July 20, 1906 Boonville Enquirer

John Allen Wilkinson, born in Brigs Co., Ky., Feb. 17, 1838. Moved to Indiana 1861. With exception of time in the Union Army he spent his life in Warrick Co. Dec. 21, 1856, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary A. Sturgeon. Nine children were born to the union, two daughters dead, five daughters and two sons living. August 2, 1863 he joined the Union Army, Co. D. 65th Regiment, Samuel Johnson, Captain, J.W. Foster, Colonel, and became a corporal and serviced in 21 engagements. He was taken sick and sent to the hospitals in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Louisville. Was honorably discharged Jan. 8, 1866 at Raleigh, N.C. He was a
member of the Disciple Church of Crowville Ind. His sickness dates from Army life but for two years he was confined to his bed. He leaves a widow, five daughters and two sons. He was a member of Masters Post G.A.R.

Reinhard, G. L.
July 20, 1906 Boonville Enquirer

Judge G.L. Reinhard died at his home in Bloomington, Indiana, on July 13, 1906, aged 63 years and 8 days, of heart disease. In 1870 he removed to Rockport, Ind., where he engaged in the practice of law. He was elected to the office of prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District in 1876 and in 1878 was re-elected without opposition. He served as judge of the second Judicial Circuit of Indiana from 1992 to 1891. In 1891 he was elected to the appellate bench on the Democratic ticket and served until 1896, during which time he resided in Indianapolis. He then accepted the professorship of law at Indiana University. The same year he was elected Dean of the law school in which capacity he has served ever since. In 1902 he was elected vice-president of the university.


Pepmiller, Louis
February 21, 1908 Boonville Enquirer

Louis Pepmiller died at his home in Newburg, on Saturday, Feb. 15, 1908, aged 79 years, 1 month and 14 days. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery on Monday afternoon, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, Rev. Caldemeyer officiating. Mr. Pepmiller was born in Germany, came to America in 1848, and settled in Newburg in 1851, and resided there until his death. He was a leading citizen of Newburg and was well known in Boonville.

Lutz, Frederick William
February 21, 1908 Boonville Enquirer

Frederick William Lutz died at his home in Boonville, Indiana, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1908, at 7:30 o'clock p.m., aged 33 years and 20 days. Funeral services were held at the late residence Sunday at 1:30 o'clock p.m. Interment at Maple Grove cemetery under the auspices of Hebron Lodge No. 144, I.O.O. F., Rev. L.W. Spann officiating. The Boonville Military Band attended the funeral, the deceased having been a member for many years. He entered the Enquirer office to learn the printers' trade, in September 1893 and remained and worked regularly until February 14, 1906, acting as foreman for many years. Will, as he was familiarly known, was liked by all who knew him. He was a member of Hebron Lodge No. 144 I.O.O.F., and a member of the Court of Honor. He left surviving his wife and two daughters, Mary C. and Mildred Irene, and a
host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.


1910

Lowe, Paradine
January 21, 1910 Boonville Standard (Stanley News)

Mrs. Paradine Lowe died at her home near here at 2 o'clock, Monday morning, Jan. 17, after being in very poor health for several years. She became blind over a year ago, but bore all her suffering very patiently. She was loved by all who knew her and leaves many friends to mourn her death. Surviving are her husband, Frank Lowe and three children, namely: Lentilla, aged 10 years, Glen and Gladys, (twins) aged 8 years, an aged mother, Mrs. Louisa Barton, three brothers, Henry, Albert and Jesse Barton, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Miller and Mrs. Rosetta Powell. Burial at Barnett cemetery. The bereaved family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Weber, Mrs. George
March 11, 1910 Boonville Standard

Mrs. George Weber was born Nov. 23, 1868, and departed this life March 7, 1910, after only a short sickness. At the age of 13 she professed Christ and joined the Mt. Gilead church, but since her marriage, she united with the Boonville General Baptist church. She leaves her husband, two daughters, three brothers and two sisters. She was the daughter of one of our pioneer preachers; Rev. Voyles. The funeral services were held at the Main Street Baptist church, conducted by Rev. R.M. Barrett, after which the remains were taken to Mt. Gilead cemetery for burial.

O�Grady, Arlie
March 11, 1910 Boonville Standard

Mrs. James O'Grady, nee Arlie Taylor, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Branick Taylor, of this city, was born March 20, 1887, five miles south of Boonville, and died Sunday, March 6, 1910, at her home in Boonville. She was married to James O'Grady Oct. 29, 1908. He death is the first of the family, leaving father, mother, four sisters and one brother. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents, conducted by Rev. M.M. Rankin, assisted by Rev. P.C. Lisman. Interment took place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Fuller, Fannie C.
March 11, 1910 Boonville Standard

GOOD WOMAN PASSES AWAY - Mrs. James T. Fuller died at the family home, near Eby, Friday, March 4, at 12 o'clock. She had reached the age of 54 years, 11 months and four days. She was sick but a short time and her death was entirely unexpected by her many friends. A funeral service was held at the home Sunday and the remains were then brought to Maple Grove cemetery at this place and interred in the family lot. Rev. Barrett officiated. Mrs. Fuller was a daughter of William Hougland, deceased, and was a sister of Mrs. Isham F. Masters, of this city. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Miss Lennice, to mourn her loss.

Bates, Edna Stevens
March 11, 1910 Boonville Standard

Mrs. Edna Stevens Bates was born June 20, 1833, near Boonville and lived all her life in Warrick county with the exception of a few months. She was married to Reuben Bates 60 years ago. Nine children were born, three of whom, with Mr. Bates, preceded her to the grave. The surviving six are as follows: Mrs. Viola Wegener, of Boonville; Scott Bates, of Evansville; Henry Bates, of Richland; Mrs. Joe Potter, of Hugo, Col., Frank Bates and Mrs. Gilbert Stevens, of Boonville. There are twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Bates joined the General Baptist church at Bethany about 1848. There Mr. Bates' remains were laid. Mrs. Bates was always ready to lend a helping hand to the sick or needy. She died at the home of her son, Henry Bates, at Richland, March 2, 1910. On account of backwater, interment took place at Ebenezer cemetery. Rev. Dorsey officiated.

Hagan, Alice
March 11, 1910 Boonville Standard

Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Morris, was born near Gentryville, Ind., May 30, 1860, and died at Boonville February 28, 1910, quite unexpectedly of heart trouble, as it is thought. Her death was discovered when in the morning her daughter, Mrs. Ben Franz, with whom she was making her home at the time, called to her and she did not answer. Going in, Mrs. Franz found her dead in bed. In 1877 Miss Morris was married to Thomas Smith, who died October 21, 1895. Later she was married to Thos. Hagan. Mrs. Hagan was the mother of eight children, five of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. Thomas Voyles and Mrs. Ben Franz, both of Boonville; Jerry smith, of Pana, Ill., Levi Smith, of Rockport and Ben Smith, of Grandview. She also leaves two brothers and a number of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. At an early age she joined the Little Pigeon Baptist church but transferred her membership to the Grandview Lutheran church later. During the past fifteen months she made her home with her two daughters in Boonville. A short funeral service was held Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Franz by Rev. Bretz. The following morning the remains were taken to Little Pigeon church, where Rev. Gammon held a short service, after which interment took place at the cemetery there.


1911

Kinderman, A. Amelia
April 7, 1911 Boonville Enquirer

Miss A. Amelia Weigand was born in Germany, October 14, 1832, and came to America in 1854. She first located in Evansville, and about 1857, moved to Boonville, where she lived the rest of her life. She was united in marriage to Mr. August Kinderman, Nov. 10, 1854, to which union were born seven daughters and one son, namely: Mrs. Louise Schenck of Cincinnati, Mrs. Bertha Hinborn, Alma, Charles, Minnie, Augusta and Mrs. Belle Folsom; one daughter is dead. She leaves six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one sister and other relatives. Mrs. Kinderman died at her home in Boonville at five o'clock p.m., Monday, April 3, 1911, aged 78 years, 5 months and 19 days. Funeral services were held on Thursday, at the home and at the German Evangelical church, Rev. J.D. Bretz officiating. Interment was made in Maple Grove cemetery.

Shyrock, Sarah J.
April 7, 1911 Boonville Enquirer

Sarah J. Utterback was born in Boone county, Kentucky, October 28, 1833, and while quite young her family moved to Greene county, Indiana, and located near Scotland. August 5, 1851, she and John G. Shyrock were united in marriage. They moved to Posey county, and in 1859 they came to Folsomville, this county, where Mr. Shyrock engaged in tobacco and general merchandising business. In 1880 they moved to Boonville and lived a retired life till Mr. Shyrock's death, September 10, 1905. Mrs. Shyrock was the mother of three children, one dying in infancy and the other two, Mrs. Marion Folsom of Gulfport, Miss., and Mrs. Herbert Hoggatt of this city survive her, together with five grandchildren. In 1870 Mrs. Shyrock united with the Folsomville class Methodist Episcopal church and in 1881 she transferred her membership to Boonville and for thirty years had been a member of the local church. Mrs. Shyrock was of a quiet, retired disposition, sympathetic and cheerful and loved by a large circle of friends. She had been in failing health for about a month, and died Sunday afternoon, April 2, 1911, at 3:30 o'clock, aged 77 years, 5 months and 4 days. After a short funeral service at the late home on west Walnut street, Tuesday afternoon, April 4, conducted by Rev. P.C. Lisman, the body was laid away to rest in Maple Grove cemetery.


 

1912

Taylor, Gurley
June 21, 1912 Boonville Enquirer

Mr. Gurley Taylor was born December 28, 1836, and died at 7:00 p.m, Tuesday, June 18, 1912, aged 75 years, 5 months and 20 days. He was born in Anderson township, Warrick county, Ind., and he had always lived in this county. He was united in marriage to Miss Lucinda L. Shaul, March 24, 1858, to which union were born six children, five of whom are living, namely: Ed N. and Wm. W. of this place, Dr. Jacob L. of Louisville and Gurley Hendricks and Mrs. Reece Young of Evansville. He leaves two brothers, Robert of this place and Peter of Wichita, Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. F.L. Davis, of Evansville. His second wife was Mrs. Emma Fuller, and about a year ago, he was married to Miss Lola Meeks, who is left alone in the home. He always took an interest in the affairs of his country, and was ever out-spoken for what he thought was right. He was elected sheriff and served two terms in the seventies. The funeral service was held at the home at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Rev. L.W. Spann officiating. Interment was made at Maple Grove cemetery conducted by the Masonic order of which he had attained the Mystic Shriner degree.


1914

Fuller, James T.
July 10, 1914 Boonville Standard

James T. Fuller died July 3, 1914, at the home of his son-in-law, Carl Eby, at the age of 58 years, 10 months and 8 days. He was born near Boonville, Ind. He was found unconscious in his room and lived only a short time after a physician had been called. For the past year he had been in failing health, but had assisted in threshing wheat the day before his death. The funeral services were held at the Eby home Sunday afternoon, followed by interment at Maple Grove cemetery. He was married to Mary E. Abbott March 27, 1876. To this union two children were born, Maude and Grace. Maude passed to her reward some years ago; Grace still survives. The first wife died in 1880. On November 13, 1881, he was married to Fannie C. Hougland. To this union one child was born - Lennice, at whose home he passed away. His second wife preceded him to the grave about three years ago. He was converted and joined the General Baptist church at Mt. Gilead, near Boonville, early in life. His everyday life was a proof of his sincere belief in the Lowly One of Nazareth. He is survived by four brothers, a sister, two daughters, Mrs. Nick Edwards and Mrs. Carl Eby, several grandchildren and many friends.


FAIR�Big Boonville Fair, August 25 to 29, 1914, inclusive. The members of the W.C.T.U. held a very interesting meeting in the rest room of the courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. Invitations for the annual fair dance have been issued and the affair will be given at the Roth building, Thursday, Aug. 27. Many stalls have been engaged at the Big Boonville Fair, and the prospects are good for their usual fine races.
Dr. C. B. Harpole and family, Robert Muller and family of Evansville spent Sunday in Boonville with Mr. and Mrs. Rice Wilson. After dinner Mr. Wilson's relatives and neighbors called in and all had an enjoyable time.
The Big Boonville Fair has secured the Newburg and the Boonville brass bands to furnish music, two days each. The Knights of Pythias Uniform Rank team of Evansville, under the command of Capt. Levi Hooker, will give two exhibition drills on Friday of the Boonville fair. This attraction is out of the ordinary and will draw crowds, as the company has secured a number of prizes for their excellent work. The Big Boonville Fair will present the drill corps of the uniform rank of Knights of Pythias of Evansville.


1915

Mabyes, Austin
March 5, 1915 Boonville Standard

Austin Mabyes died Tuesday morning at his home on Division Street. He had been in poor health for several months. Surviving are his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Otto L. Nester and Mrs. Pink Marshall; two brothers, William Mabyes of Evansville and Charles of Lexington, Ky. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the General Baptist church, Rev. Edwards officiating. Burial was at Maple Grove cemetery.

Pepmiller, August
March 5, 1915 Boonville Standard

August H. Pepmiller, aged 76, a native of Berghircher, Germany, and a veteran of the civil war, died at his home in Newburgh, Ind., Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock. Mr. Pepmiller was married April 22, 1863, to Miss Frances Brenner and at a gathering of old soldiers and friends at the family home in Newburgh two years ago, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. He was of a kind and sympathetic nature and a wide circle of friends will lament his death. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Homer Gardner and Mrs. Lucy Wilder, and a brother in California. He was a member of the German Evangelical church.

Laslie, Leonard B.
March 12, 1915 Boonville Standard

Leonard B. Laslie was born March 18, 1875 and died March 5, 1915, aged 39 years, 11 months and 15 days. He was married to Eva Mills March 4, 1894. To this union were born two children, Vera and Lucile Laslie. His first wife departed this life June 23, 1905. He was married a second time to Clara I. McDaniel, and to this union were born two children, Carl and Opal Laslie. He professed faith in Christ in 1905 and joined the G.B. church at Boonville, where he lived a faithful christian until death. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, four children, one stepson,
one brother, one sister, besides a large circle of relatives and friends. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Miner's Union. Last Sunday he attended Sunday school and church services, and was one of the best workers in the Sunday school contest. He will be greatly missed by the Sunday school and the prayer meeting, as well as by the fraternal orders of which he was a member. In his death the wife loses a loving husband, the children, a kind father, the church, a loyal member and the city, a good citizen. Funeral conducted Sunday morning at the Main street Baptist church.

Lillick, Mathias
March 12, 1915 Boonville Standard

WELL KNOWN RETIRED DAIRYMAN DIED AT HIS HOME IN THIS CITY SUNDAY EVENING - Mathias Lillick died at his home in the northwestern section of the city Sunday evening. He had been bedfast for several months and his death was not unexpected. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. R.G. Kurz conducting a service at the home after which interment took place at Maple Grove cemetery. Mr. Lillick was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, April 5, 1846, and removed with his father to New Richmond, Ohio, in 1856. Here he was married to Mary Gehring Dec. 19, 1866. The Lillicks came to Boonville in 1870 and settled on the land now occupied by the family. This farm, which is large and adjoins the city on the northwest, is considered to be very valuable property. Mr. Lillick was a dairyman for twenty-two years but retired from the business a few years ago and settled down to straight farming. He took a great interest and pride in his property an had the satisfaction of knowing that he had succeeded immeasurably well in his chosen vocation. He leaves a widow and four children, as follows: Mrs. Any Lutz, William, Misses Anna and Minnie; also two half-sisters, Mrs. William Lutz and Mrs. Charles A. Fuller, all of this community.

Meyer, Minnie Elizabeth
March 12, 1915 Boonville Standard

Minnie Elizabeth Meyer, daughter of Louis Meyer, county surveyor, was born April 17, 1894, near Millersburg, Ind., and departed this life March 4 t 7 o'clock p.m., aged 20 years, 10 months and 17 days. About four years ago she contracted measles, which so weakened her constitution that other and more serious troubles developed whose progress she was not able to resist, despite all that tenderest care and medical skill could do to help. Minnie was the youngest member of her class in the Boonville high school, and lacked but a few months of having completed the course. She was brilliant in all her studies and wielded a ready pen in a wide range of subjects. Early in life she became a member of the Presbyterian Sunday school, in which she distinguished herself for faithfulness and developed an interest in, and devotion to, the Bible that was beautiful and inspiring. During her prolonged illness, as strength permitted, she continued her studies of the Sunday school lessons from the help furnished her, and from the Divine Word, which became more and more precious as the days multiplied and her physical powers grew faint. Besides her Bible, she loved flowers; she loved sacred music; characteristic of her nature - silent ministries of heaven - emblems of purity, chastity, peach and repose. Her ideals were high; her confidence steadfast; her faith firm. She bore her affliction with patience and perfect resignation, refusing, even, little kindnesses tendered by gentle hands, lest she be a burden. The deceased leaves a number of relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the family home Saturday at 10 o'clock a.m., conducted by the Rev. H.G McVicker, using for his text Matt. 25:34. Songs she loved were sung by the Presbyterian Harmony quartette. Interment was made at the Wagner cemetery, where rests her mother, who preceded her to the eternal world by eighteen years. Loving and sympathizing friends join in extending condolences to the bereaved.

Pepmiller, August
March 12, 1915 Boonville Standard (Newburgh News)

August Pepmiller died Wednesday at the age of seventy-six. He was born in Germany, coming to this country at the age of ten years. He made his home in Evansville for many years and enlisted in the army in 1861 as a musician, receiving his honorable discharge two years later. He was married to Miss Brenner after the close of the war. Three children were given them - a daughter, Mrs. Homer Gardner of this place, and two boys who preceded their father to the better land. Mr. Pepmiller was very patriotic and always filled his place in the ranks of the G.A.R., carrying the flag he loved so well. The ranks are being thinned, as many are "Dropping from the ranks, Falling into line, Yes, one by one." Funeral services were held at the German Evangelical church, of which he was a faithful lifetime member, at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. G. Shoettle, assisted by Rev. B.A. May of the M.E. church. Both spoke of the lovely Christian character of Mr. Pepmiller, holding his beautiful life up as an example to others. Music was rendered by the band, by special request of the deceased, and by the choir. Two years ago the golden anniversary of his marriage was celebrated and now one has gone, leaving the companion for a time to look forward to the reunion bye-and-bye. Besides his wife and daughter and his adopted daughter, Mr. J. Wilder, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren are left. Interment took place at Rose Hill.

Hopper, Phoebe
March 12, 1915 Boonville Standard

Phoebe Hopper was born in Kentucky on April 23, 1840 and departed this life March 3, at 6:30 p.m., aged 74 years, ten months and eleven days. She professed hope in Christ about thirty-five years ago but was never united with any church. She always lived such a life that those around her knew that he had learned to love the ways of her Master. She told her friends that she was ready to go when the Master called. To know her was to love her, for she always had a kind word for everybody. She was never married. She made her home with Daniel and B.J. Owens for about thirty-nine years. She leaves two brothers, Joe and Absolom Hopper, in Kentucky. She also leaves nieces and nephews and many friends to mourn the loss of a dear friend.

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