Additional Information: This obituary also was listed in the newspaper "The Springfield Times" on 22 Feb 1897.
George SCHNEIDER died of of abscess of the liver at his home, corner of Washington and Walter streets at 6 o'clock this (Friday) morning. The funeral services will be held at St. John's German Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment at Ferncliff.
Also published in an unknown newspaper was this article, though it was in the same time period. The funeral of Thos. WREN, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John WREN, held at St. Raphael church at 9 o'clock this morning was one of the largest and most impressive ever held in the parish. The main auditorium was crowded to the doors, many people having to stand, and some could not gain entrance to the church. Rev. Father SIDLEY conducted the impressive funeral mass and delivered an earnest sermon. He paid a glowing tribute to the high Christian character and sterling qualities of the deceased who had been so suddenly called just as he was entering upon the duties of life. The coffin containing the remains of the deceased was covered with beautiful bloom, bearing testimony to the love and esteem in which he was held by the entire community. The pall bearers were Harry KALIHER, Jas. DWYER, John CODY, Sam'l LEVY, Chas. BRANNAN, Ray WREN, Frank BROOME, Dan'l FOGARTY. The remains were taken to Calvary cemetery where they were interred with the usual ceremonies of the Catholic church conducted by Rev. Father Sidley.