Virginia and Beardstown obituaries from 1800s newspapers

The following obituaries are abstracts from Virginia and Beardstown newspapers. Death records were not recorded until 1878 in Illinois, many not recorded until 1916, when mandated then by the state. These obituaries may be the only source of death information for some as not everyone had a tombstone or left probate information.
Abstracted from "The Cass County Historian," published newsletter of Cass County Historical and Genealogical Society.
These names were originally copied from the books held at Cass County Courthouse, typed, then re-typed for this page. Please double check this information at the courthouse in case any typographical or transcription errors occurred.


March 1996 issue of "The Cass County Historian"
1.    John HOLLINGSWORTH, September 22, 1870 at Browning, Illinois. He was a former Beardstown resident.
2.    Mrs. Katherine HOFFMAN, aged 67, died January 1869 in Beardstown.
3.    Martha, aged 21, dau. of James and Alma HOOD, died August 26, 1872 in Beardstown.
4.    Judge Alexander HUFFMAN died January 15, 1872 in Monroe, this county, buried Huffman cemetery.
5.    Mrs. Eliza A. HUGHES died December 1872 in Philadelphia, Illinois.
6.    Alexander HUFFAKER of Virginia, died December 24, 1870.
7.    James HURD of Beardstown, died February 6, 1847.
8.    Daniel JACOBS of rural Virginia, died February 25, 1876.
9.    Wesley JAMES of rural Virginia, aged 18, died October 4, 1877.
10.  Oliver JEWETT of rural Beardstown, aged 46, died March 1, 1847, buried Hager Cemetery.
11.  Lt. JOB of Virginia, died July 8, 1861 at Hannibal, Missouri, buried John Robertson Cemetery.
12.  Archibald JOB, aged 90, died March 10, 1874, buried John Robertson Cemetery.
13.  G. JOCKISCH of Bluff Springs, died March 2, 1874, buried Jocksich Cemetery.
14.  Traugott JOCKISH died March 1877.
15.  A son of Alexander JOHNSON of Arenzville, aged 13, died July 1873.
16.  Drusilla, wife of L.A. JONES of Sangamon Bottoms, died September 1869.
17.  Mr. JUTSE of rural Beardstown died December 1869.
18.  George KAVANAUGH of Beardstown, aged 11, died August 1876.
19.  Michael KELLY of Beardstown, died November 1, 1847.
20.  Mrs. KENWORTHY of rural Beardstown, died October 1869, buried City cemetery.
21.  John KENWORTHY, aged 70, of rural Beardstown, died February 1868, buried City Cemetery.
22.  Dora, 10 months, infant of John KIKENDALL of Virginia, died November 1876.
23.  Mary KING of Beardstown, aged 10, died September 1873.
24.  Mrs. KNIERIEM of Chandlerville, died October 1872.
25.  Thomas KNIGHT of rural Beardstown, died May 10, 1867, buried Grigg Cemetery.
26.  Wife of Rev. R. KNOLL of Beardstown, died November 1874.
27.  Mrs. Hannah KNOWLES, aged 74, of Virginia, died July 6, 1872.
28.  High KRUSE of Indian Creek, Cass County, died July 17, 1877, buried Hackman Cemetery.
29.  George KUHL of rural Beardstown, aged 25, died March 6, 1869, buried City Cemetery.
30.  Mrs. Elizabeth KUHL of rural Beardstown, aged 85, died Dec. 2, 1871, buried City Cemetery.
31.  Addie, wife of Phillip KUHL of Beardstown, died April 1875, buried Oak Grove Cemetery.
32.  Charles KUHLMAN of Sangamon Bottoms, aged 39, died March 5, 1876.
33.  Ida, dau. of Fred and Christina KUHLMAN, died March 27, 1877, buried St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Beardstown.
34.  Pat LANGDON of Beardstown, died October 1869.
35.  Martha, wife of James LANNIN of Beardstown, died March 25, 1871.
36.  James LANNIN of Beardstown, died January 17, 1877.
37.  Fred LAUNER of rural Arenzville, died August 5, 1877, buried St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.
38.  Matilda LEE of rural Bluff Springs, aged 67, died February 6, 1877.
39.  James LEGG of Beardstown, died July 9, 1873.
40.  Carrie, wife of George LEONARD of Beardstown, aged 37, died November 20, 1871, buried Chandlerville City Cemetery.
41.  Mrs. Daniel LEONARD of Beardstown, died April 8, 1875, buried City Cemetery.
42.  Mary LIGHTFOOT of Beardstown, aged 25, died May 18, 1872, buried Oak Grove Cemetery.
43.  Joseph LIGHTFOOT of Sangamon Bottoms, aged 37, died October 17, 1875, buried Oetgen Cemetery.
44.  Mrs.Orilla LINDSLEY of Philadelphia, aged 92, died May 7, 1876, buried John Robertson Cemetery.
45.  Mrs. William LINDSAY, died September 7, 1876.
46.  Susan, widow of Pelatiah LITTLEFIELD in Beardstown, died October 5, 1872.
47.  Dortha LITTLEFiELD of Beardstown, died October 1, 1873.
49.  James LIVERMORE, aged 65. died December 1872.
50.  Allen LOOKER of Virginia, aged 32, died July 1873.
51.  Henry LOOMAN of Beardstown, aged 34, died July 19, 1871, buried Oetgen Cemetery.
52.  Richard LOOSLEY of Beardstown, aged 67, died February 6, 1869, buried City Cemetery.
53.  William LOVEKAMP of Indian Creek, Cass County, died September 12, 1877, buried Immanuel Lutheran.
54.  John LUCAS, died August 18, 1873, buried Newmansville Cemetery.
55.  Alex McCANDLES of Beardstown, died February 1872, buried City Cemetery.
56.  Charles McCARTY of Beardstown, aged 18, died February 13, 1876, buried City Cemetery.
57.  John McCARTY, aged 7, and James McCARTY, aged 5, died September 16 and September 25, 1876. They were the sons of John McCarty of
       Virginia.
58.  Mrs. John McCARTY of Virginia, died February 5, 1877.
59.  Mr. McCAULY of Beardstown, died September 1870.
60.  John McCLURE of Monroe, Cass County, aged 44, died September 5, 1868, buried
       Huffman Cemetery.
61.  Joseph McCLURE, died November 15, 1875 at Monterey, CA, buried Beardstown.
62.  John McCONNELL of Beardstown, died September 3, 1871, buried City Cemetery.
63.  Mrs. Sallie McCONNELL of Beardstown, died March 4, 1873.
64.  Kate McCONNELL of Beardstown, died March 4, 1873.
65.  John S.T. McDONALD of rural Virginia, aged 23, died June 30, 1871, buried McDonald Cemetery.
66.  Jennie, aged 5, dau. of Thomas and Kate McDONALD, died May 15, 1872, buried Chandlerville.
67.  J.W. McDONALD of rural Virginia, died January 1876.
68.  John McDONOUGH of rural Beardstown, died June 1873.
69.  John, 5 month old son of Michael McFILLAN of Beardstown, died June 24, 1872.
70.  A.J., son of Henry McKEAN, of Monroe, Cass County, died December 31, 1875, buried Huffman Cemetery.
71.  Mrs. Levi McKEE, aged 83, of Chandlerville, died June 24, 1876, buried City Cemetery.
72.  William, aged 5, son of John and Harriett McKOWEN of Beardstown, died November 1847.
73.  Major J.M. McLANE, died February 15, 1865.
74.  John McLIN of Beardstown, died August 16, 1876, buried City Cemetery, there.
75.  Josie, aged 22, wife of W.E. McPHERSON of Virginia, died February 22, 1877.
76.  Nellie, aged 2, dau. of J.A. MARTIN of Virginia, died February 6, 1877.
77.  Curtis MAINE, aged 38, of Beardstown, died October 6, 1866.
78.  Sarah, aged 18, wife of Luther MAINS of rural Beardstown, died December 30, 1869, buried Beard Cemetery.
79.  Thomas MALONEY of Ashland, died May 1876.
80.  Mrs. W.M. MARTIN, aged 22 of Virginia, died April 27, 1871.
81.  Hiram, son of J.H. MASTIN, of rural Philadelphia, died November 5, 1871, buried Garner Chapel.
82.  Emma, wife of George MATHEWS, died September 30, 1877, buried Nisbet Cemetery.
83.  Gass MATHIS died September 1870 in Kansas, buried Lancaster, Cass County, Illinois.
84.  Jennings MATHIS died June 1875.
85.  Mary, wife of Dr. MAXWELL of Beardstown, died August 1866, buried Ind.
86.  A dau. of Harry MAXWELL of Beardstown, died August 1866, buried Ind.
87.  Jesse MEREDITH, aged 40, of rural Ashland, died April 1, 1876, buried McDonald Cemetery.
88.  George MERTZ of Beardstown, died October 7, 1875.
89.  George MEYER of Beardstown, died April 1875.

June 1996 Issue of "The Cass County Historian"
1.    William, aged 9, son of Henry MEYERS of Beardstown, died May 6, 1876, buried Oetgen Cemetery.
2.    Thomas MIDDLETON of rural Virginia, aged 65, died April 17, 1876, buried Garner Chapel.
3.    A.J. MILLER, aged 65 of Beardstown, died March 13, 1867.
4.    Maude, infant of E.P. MILLER of Beardstown, died April 14, 1876, buried Oak Grove Cemetery.
5.    Eddie, aged 16, son of E.P. and Catherine MILLER of Beardstown, died June 6, 1873, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, there.
6.    L.L. B. MILLER of Beardstown, died June 6, 1873.
7.    R.T. MILLER of Silver City, Idaho Territory, died April 11, 1873. Former resident of Beardstown resident.
8.    W.W. MILLER of Olympia, WA. Territory, died January 24, 1876. Formerly of Cass County, IL.
9.    W. MILLER of Virginia, died November 1872.
10.  W.E. MILSTEAD of Virginia, died September 6, 1872.
11.  Annie, daughter of Tice MISENHIMER of Beardstown, died October 1872.
12.  Albion MONTGOMERY, died December 1877.
13.  Mrs. Mary MOORE, aged 68 of Beardstown, died October 8, 1847.
14.  Mrs. MORAN died October 1869 at Beardstown.
15.  Mrs. John MORGAN died November 1871 in Beardstown.
16.  George, son of John C. MORRIS, died March 18, 1875 in Beardstown.
17.  Cora, daughter of T.A. and Addie MORRISON, died July 17, 1876 in Ashland.
18.  Nancy, wife of N.J. MORROW, aged 34, died March 13, 1875, buried Garner Chapel Cemetery.
19.  James MULHERN died April 1876 in Beardstown.
20.  Andrew MURPHY died April 1874 in Beardstown.
21.  Mr. MURRAY died August 1869 in Beardstown.
22.  Mrs. Grace MURRAY, aged 73, died August 19, 1871 in Beardstown.
23.  Edward, son of Wm. and Frances MURRAY, aged 29 days old, died August 7, 1872 in Virginia.
24.  Rebecca, wife of J.W. NEWBURN, died October 14, 1873 in Beardstown, buried City Cemetery.
25.  Sarah, wife of M.W. NEWELL, aged 59, died May 4, 1873 in Beardstown.
26.  Henry NEWMAN died October 1877 in Virginia.
27.  Jemina, wife of J.S. NICKOLSON, died September 10, 1873, buried Grigg Cemetery.
28.  Lilly, aged 17, dau. of William NESBIT, died Mar. 6, 1872, rural Virginia, buried Nisbet Cemetery.
29.  Charles, son of Charles and Elizabeth NORBURY, died September 1, 1849.
30.  Mary, wife of Philo T. NORTON, died June 20, 1877 at Chandlerville, buried City Cemetery.
31.  The child of Mr. OGDEN (OETGEN?) died October 1875 in Beardstown.
32.  Mr. C.H. OLIVER died Sept. 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, buried Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL.
33.  Lena, daughter of Jacob OPPERMAN, died April 1877 in Beardstown.
34.  William D. ORWIG died December 5, 1876 in Beardstown, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, there.
35.  Mary OSHEY, died February 1873 at Richmond, Cass County, Illinois.
36.  Mary Ann, wife of John OSMER, aged 44, died March 24, 1873 in Beardstown, buried City Cemetery.
37.  Thomas PARKER, aged 76, died July 8, 1871, rural Newmansville.
38.  John PARRY died April 1874, rural Beardstown, buried Karr Cemetery.
39.  Sarah PASCHAL died December 11, 1863.
40.  John PASCHAL died October 1869.
41.  Emma, wife of William PASCAL, died September 1872.
42.  Green PASCALL died September 30, 1877 in Virginia, buried Walnut Ridge Cemetery, there.
43.  Lizzie, aged 9, daughter of W.B. and H.E. PAYNE, died January 17, 1875 in Virginia.
44.  Harvey PARRY died January 8, 1876 in Virginia.
45.  Melinda, aged 15, daughter of Sam and Nancy PETEFISH, died July 1868 at Virginia.
46.  Addie Lee, aged 5, daughter of S.H. and Nancy PETEFISH, died February 8, 1877 in Virginia.
47.  A son of Nathaniel PETERS died May 1873, rural Beardstown.
48.  Fred PETERS died June 1877 in Beardstown, buried in Oetgen Cemetery.
49.  Mrs. W.H. PHELPS died August 1874, rural Beardstown.
50.  Mrs. A.S. PHELPS died August 1874, rural Beardstown.
51.  J.H. PIPER, aged 34, died April 1876 in Beardstown.
52.  Mrs. Catherine PITNER, aged 34, died October 19, 1872, buried James Crum Cemetery.
53.  Mr. PLUMMER died November 1869 in Virginia.
54.  Mary Grace, 14 mos. old, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. George PLAHN, died February 16, 1873, Beardstown.
55.  A son of Aaaron POTTER, aged 12, died December 12, 1877.
56.  John W. PRATT, died October 7, 1847, buried Monroe Cemetery.
57.  Adam PRICE died February 1, 1875, buried Bethleham Methodist Cemetery.
58.  Janie, aged 2, dau. of John RAHN, died Oct. 11, 1876 at Arenzville, buried East Cemetery, there.
59.  The infant daughter of Fred RATCLIFF, aged 18 mos., died April 9, 1873 in Beardstown.
60.  Joseph RATCLIFF, aged 18, died March 1873 in Beardstown.
61.  Joseph RAYCRAFT died March 1873 in Beardstown.
62.  Anna, wife of Joseph REARICK died November 13, 1875 in Beardstown, buried City Cemetery.
63.  Death of Nellie, aged 5, January 27, and Julia, aged 1, February 17, 1875. Children of Wm. and Sarah REAVIS of Beardstown, buried City
       Cemetery, there.
64.  Frona REAVIS, aged 18, died October 1876 in Chandlerville.
65.  J.W. REEVES died August 1871, rural Beardstown.
66.  Charles REEVES died April 13, 1876, rural Beardstown, buried City Cemetery, there.
67.  Mrs. REEVES died November 3, 1876 in Beardstown, buried City Cemetery, there.
68.  Andrew REITER died October 28, 1876.
69.  Joseph RENTZ died August 1874.
70.  Carrie, daughter of Horatio and Dorothey REW, died August 10, 1874 in Beardstown.
71.  The adopted daughter of Chauncy RICE died August 31, 1874 in Beardstown.
72.  Hester, wife of Jacob RICHARD, died March 12, 1876, buried James Crum Cemetery.
73.  George RICHARDSON died May 1860, rural Beardstown.
74.  Conrad RICKS, aged 63, died July 10, 1877 in Bluff Springs area, buried Jockish Cemetery.
75.  Julianna, widow of Conrad RICKS, aged 54, died August 29, 1977, buried Jockish Cemetery.
76.  Jacob RITSCHER died July 1876 in Beardstown.
77.  Charles ROBINSON, died March 8, 1877 in Arenzville, buried Charles Robinson Cemetery.
78.  John RODGERS died December 9, 1872 in Virginia.
79.  Nanni, wife of Wm. ROEHL, died Dec. 1874 in E. St. Louis, buried Oak Grove Cem., Beardstown.
80.  Mrs. Casper ROHN died April 13, 1877, buried Jockish Cemetery.
81.  Sarah ROSE, aged 25, died January 1872.
82.  David ROSENBERGER, aged 7, died July 24, 1871, buried Karr Cemetery.
83.  Sarah ROSS, aged 24, died February 1872 in Beardstown, buried City Cemetery.
84.  Robert ROSS died August 4, 1875, rural Virginia, buried John Robertson Cemetery.
85.  Bertha, daughter of John and Carrie RYAN, died December 13, 1877 in Virginia.
86.  Charles, aged 6, son of T.R. and Sarah SAUNDERS, died August 14, 1847 in Beardstown.
87.  Bertram, aged 1, son of B.W. SCHNEIDER, died January 21, 1847 in Beardstown.
88.  Mrs. SCHRADER died April 28, 1874 in Beardstown.
89.  Fred SCHULTZ died December 9, 1876 at Taylorville, buried Beardstown.
90.  J.M. SCUDDER died August 21, 1877 at Princeton. Was a former resident of Virginia.
91.  Thomas SCHAEFFER, aged 18, died October 30, 1869 in Monroe, Cass County, Illinois.
92.  Joseph SHAW, aged 73, died October 15, 1866 in Beardstown.
93.  James, aged 28, son of Upton and Elizabeth SHAW, died March 10, 1873, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Beardstown.
94.  Elizabeth, widow of James SHAW, aged 81, died August 8, 1873 in Cleveland, Ohio, buried Beardstown City Cemetery.
95.  John SHEARER, aged 25, died August 7, 1851 in Beardstown.



Virginia and Beardstown Newspaper Old Obituaries, p.3

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