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Death of Mrs. Eliza Lowe

Mrs. Eliza Lowe, wife of Henry Lowe, died at her home near Tallula, Friday fore noon March 2, 1906, aged 64 years, 8 months and 15 days. The deceased was born in Taylor county, Ky., June 15, 1844.

She married Henry Lowe April 16, 1859 who survives her. They came to Illinois in 1884.

She was the mother of nine children, six of whom are living Mrs. Amanda W. Eads, Mrs.Lou Belle Woodrum, Mrs. Sallie B. Woodrum, Mrs. Ellen Lee Beard, Mrs. Ollie May Cornelius and W.I. Lowe of Kentucky. These with a brother and two sisters mourn her loss.

Mrs. Lowe had been a faithful member of the Christian church for over forty years and was prepared and unafraid to meet her Lord.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Elder W.M. Groves at the Christian church at Tallula, who spoke comforting words of cheer and hope. Interment at Greenwood cemetery.


Petersburg Observer November 1975

Died: 15 Nov 1975

A. W. Goetting is dead at 80

A.W. (Gus) Goetting of 310 N. 10^th , Petersburg, died at 5:15 Saturday evening, Nov 15 at Menard Convalescent Center where he had been a patient for several months. He was born March 5, 1895 near Petersburg, the son of August F. and Marie Zuhlke Goetting. He was married to Julia Seeberger April 9, 1919 at Petersburg.

Surviving are his wife Julia, three daughters, Mrs. John T. (Ella Louise) Cutright and Mrs. H. M. (Jean) Whitehurst, Petersburg, and Mrs. J.B. (Dorothy) Whisker of Hanover, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Marie Amberger of Rochelle, Ill.; one granddaughter; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Goetting was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Nov 17 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Rev John Petersen officiating Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Satorius Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Petersburg Observer - 1979

Died: 28 July 1979

Hold last rites for Julia P. Goetting

Julia P. Goetting of 310 N. Tenth Street, Petersburg, died at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was 83 years of age.

Mrs. Goetting was born April 12, 1896 in Frederick, Md., the daughter of Charles and Martha Koch Seeberger. After being orphaned at the age of two, she came to Petersburg and was raised by Mr. And Mrs. Henry Stier. She was a life long member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She married August W. Goetting on April 9, 1919at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and he preceded her in death on November 5, 1975. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and one grandson.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John T. (Ella Louise) Cutright of Petersburg, Mrs. Dorothy Whisker of Leesburg, Fla., and Mrs. H. M. (Jean) Whitehurst of Petersburg; four grandsons, Terry Cutright, Mike, Steve and John Whitehurst, all of Petersburg; one granddaughter, Mrs. Donald (Janet) Plue of Leesburg, Fla.; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 30 at 2:00p.m. At the Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert G. Jordan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, with Hurley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


Petersburg Observer December 1938


Miss Ann Goetting, aged almost fifty-one years, died at her home in this city at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon December 21. Miss Goetting had been ill for the past two years but the immediate cause of her death was a paralytic stroke, suffered on Tuesday.

She was born on a farm five miles southwest of Petersburg on December 27, 1887 the daughter of August and Marie Zuhlke Goetting, and spent all her life in this vicinity.

She is survived by her aged father, three sisters, Miss Elizabeth at home, and Mrs. Ben Gebhards and Mrs. Frank Amberger of Petersburg; two brothers August W. Goetting of Athens and William A. Goetting of Petersburg, besides a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at St. Pauls Evangelical Church at two o'clock Friday afternoon December 23, conducted by Rev. Roland Mernits and burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.


Petersburg Observer Jan 1938


Death occurred As Result of Heart Ailment; Funeral services Held Monday Afternoon

Mrs. Marie Goetting wife of August Goetting and a resident of this community for more than fifty years, died Saturday morning January 15 at her home in this city, after being ill for some time, of a heart ailment. Mrs. Goetting was born on August 28, 1867 in Germany, the daughter of Caarl and Augusta Flantz Zuhlke. Coming to America in her youth, she was married on September 30, 1885 to August Goetting and to them were born six children, August and William Goetting of this community, Mrs. Ben Gebhards, who lives north of the city, Mrs. Frank Amberger of this city and Misses Anna and Elizabeth Goetting at home.

For many years Mrs. Goetting lived on a farm northeast of this city, and for a number of years had made her home in the city. She was a member of St. Pauls Evangelical Church and so long as her health permitted always active in church affairs. She was a great lover of her home, and her first thought was always of her family.

Surviving are her husband, the six children named above, thirteen grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Carl Schober and one brother Ephriham Zuhlke, both living in Nebraska.

Funeral services were held at St. Pauls Church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Roland Merntz and burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were Henry Melcher, Harry Melcher, Irving Zuhlke, Harry Zuhlke, Harry Gellerman and Home Gellerman.

Submitted by: Jeanie Lowe.

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