The death of Mrs. PEARSON, whose residence is near Eagle City was received with much regret. Mrs. PEARSON died yesterday at about noon and was ill but a short time, and her death will be a great surprise to her many friends throughout German Township. The funeral service will be held from the Sims Chapel.
James L. REED died yesterday morning at Hot Springs, Ark. The deceased man is the brother of Mrs. M.V. WIRICK; Mrs. Sarah BAKER and Miss Emma REED of this city, and Mrs. E.H. GILKEY of Columbus. The body will be brought to this city for burial. Funeral announcements will be made later.
Lucinda C. PEARSON, age 63 years, died yesterday at 1:15 pm at her home on the Valley Pike, about four miles northwest of this city. The funeral will be held Monday at 2pm (sun time) at Sims Chapel. Burial will be at Sims Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary REEB, age 38 years, died Friday at 11 pm at her home, 28 York Street, after being ill only about four days. The deceased woman is survived by a husband and five children. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 am at St Raphael Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. William C. STATE will be held Monday at 2 pm from the residence of her parents, Mr and Mrs Homer CALENDAR, in the Commercial Block. Burial will be at Ferncliff Cemetery. Burial private.
Mrs. Margaret IRELAND, wife of James H. IRELAND, died Monday morning at her late home in Terre Haute, at the age of 61 years. Death was due to paralysis. She is survived by a husband and eleven children. Mrs. George STEVENS of Tremont City is a daughter. The funeral was held last Wednesday morning at 10:30 from the Terre Haute BaptiSt.Church. Rev DALBY of Dialton, Ohio had charge of the services. Interment was made in the Terre Haute Cemetery. J. H. IRELAND, the bereaved husband, was for many years a guard at the Ohio Penitentiary under the wardenship of E. J. COFFIN. The family have the sympathy of our entire neighborhood.
Mrs. Maurice PEARSON, whose funeral services were held Tuesday from the Sims Chapel was 63 years old. She had been sick but a few days with complication of diseases. The funeral was largely attended. Rev DALBY, TAYLOR and TROUT assisted in the services. A large number of Tremont people were present. There are three children who survive her. Miss Emma, one of them, has been at death's door for several days and the worst can be looked for at any time.
The family of the GARDs in this neighborhood were shocked last. Wednesday to receive the intelligence of the sad death of Milton H LAFETRE of Glendora, CAL. The information states that he came from Los Angeles, Ca on the Southern Pacific traction car to look at some property he had at Long Beach and got off the car at Willow Street, about one mile from Long Beach, walked around the rear of the car and Just.as he got on the other track, the northbound car struck him, crushing his side in, breaking several ribs, piercing his lungs. A fatal gash was cut on the back of his head. He was taken on board the car he had alighted from and taken to Long Beach to the doctor's office where two of the best surgeons worked with him, but he sank very rapidly and in two hours time was dead. His family at Glendora were notified, also his brother-in-law C B WOODHEAD of Los Angeles, who came at once, but not until he expired. Mr. LEFETRE was a man that was well known and liked throughout all southern California. He was at one time president of the Long Beach Land and Water Company, and at present was a large land owner at his home city, Glendora. He owned many acres of orange groves and leaves a valuable estate to his family. The deceased was 58 years old and went from Ohio 30 years ago. He was once at the head of the Metallic and CoaSt.Union Hardware company of Los Angeles, Ca. He is a brother-in-law of Emerson E. GARD at Tremont City and also same to Wilbur E. GARD of Springfield. Mr. LAFETRE married Miss Emma GARD daughter of Silas H GARD, deceased, and immediately moved to California, at which place they have made their home. Mrs. Silas GARD is on her way now to California and when she reaches the beautiful LEFETRE home, will be greatly shocked in this once happy home. The bereaved family have our sympathy, as well as our entire neighborhood, as this was the former home of Mrs. LAFETRE, who had many friends.
Mrs. David MARTIN was shocked to learn of the very sudden death of her brother Joseph D ANDERSON, at his sister's home, 453 South Fountain Ave, Springfield, Friday. The deceased with his wife, had Just.entered the house of his sister and sat down when he gave an exclamation and fell back dead. Death was due to heart failure. Mr. ANDERSON's home residence is at Villa, Ohio. The funeral services will take place from the residence of Miss ANDERSON Monday morning at 10 a.m. Mrs. David MARTIN was telephoned and immediately went to the saddened home. Mr. ANDERSON was well known in this locality and was regarded wherever known as a good man.
Mr. and Mrs. David MARTIN attended the funeral of her brother, Joseph R. ANDERSON at Springfield last. Monday morning. Also Mr. and Mrs. S. C. METCALF, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BROUGHER, who were also related to the deceased.
Emma PEARSON, age 37 years, 8 months, and 4 days, died yesterday morning at her home four miles northwest of Springfield on the Valley Pike of dropsy. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 pm (sun time) from Simms Chapel. Burial will be at Simms Cemetery. The deceased womans mother died just two weeks ago.
Jacob JUDY, a former resident and well known in this community, whose death occurred at his sister's in Muncie, IN last. Friday, November 27, was buried at Xenia Monday last. Mr. JUDY had been at Indianapolis, IN at the hospital and was removed to his sister's at Muncie where he was seized with a hemorrhage of the lungs which was the cause of death, not withstanding the rumor that he had fallen down stairs and sustained an injury to his spine. David JUDY of Tremont City is a brother, also many relatives and acquaintances are here about to regret to learn of his demise.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. William ROLLER of Enon, Ohio is one of sorrow. The father and mother are lying at death's door at the ages of 77 and 71 with no hopes of recovery. These aged people are the parents of Abe and William ROLLER of Tremont City. Mr. ROLLER, the father was stricken with paralysis several weeks ago, and but a few days ago, the mother was seized with pneumonia in its worse form. The death of either or both of these aged people can be looked for at any moment. Our entire community have the greatest.sympathy for this distressed family.
The funeral of Mrs. William ROLLER, mother of Abe and William ROLLER of Tremont City was held at her late residence at Enon , Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment at the Enon cemetery. Her age was 74 years and past She leaves an invalid husband and several children, all grown and married. Mr. ROLLER, her husband has been lying seriously ill for many weeks and his death can also be looked for at any time. This good lady and mother was largely related throughout Clark and Champaign counties, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
A six month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Oran DAVIS, near Dilbert, Ohio was found dead in the cradle last Tuesday morning. It is said that the child was never very strong since birth and the probabilities are that death was a result of consil....infirmities. The mother cared for the little child at almoSt 5 o'clock in the morning, taking it up and warming garments, placing it back again into its cradle and in the course of an hour or two she again went to the little one's couch only to find it cold in death. The funeral was held at the Terre Haute M E Church and the body was buried at the Terre Haute cemetery. Rev Paul had charge of the services.
The many friends of Zachariah SNYDER in this locality, regret to learn that on Friday morning he died very suddenly, at his late residence, south of Lawrenceville, of pneumonia. Mr. SNYDER was 75 years old and had been a resident of the county for many years. He had been slightly ill for several days, but was not thought to be in serious condition until 24 hours prior to his death. He is survived by a widow and five children. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the residence. Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
The acquaintances and friends of Vernon HULLINGER of Urbana, were shocked to learn of his sudden demise. The body was laid to rest in Oakdale cemetery last Wednesday afternoon. Vernon was the only son of Susan HULLINGER who lived on Storm's Creek, Just north of Tremont City, and was well known in this locality. Mr. HULLINGER had a severe accident during the late icy weather, which caused his death. A large number of friends of the deceased from Tremont City and country surrounding were present at the funeral. Clyde SHYRIGH sang with pathos "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Some Time We'll Understand". The pallbearers were Charles LAYTON, Hurbert U KING, C HOLIDAY, Todd ROOLS, Sam CLARK, and Ben OTTO. The family has the sympathy of Tremont friends.
Sarah M. MORRIS, age 89 years, 1 month, and 16 days, died yesterday at 4 pm at her home, 125 West Pleasant Street. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 pm from Simms Chapel. Burial at Simms Cemetery.
Dr. M. DRISCOLL died in Chicago. The body was brought to this city yesterday and the funeral will beheld from the residence of his sister, Mrs. F.P. SMITH, 151 South Fountain Avenue, today at 10:30 o'clock am. Burial will be at Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mary K. STOUGH, age 72 years, died yesterday at 8:15 pm at her home, 74 West Washington Street. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 am from the residence. The funeral cortege will leave at 10:35 am for Bellefontaine, O. where burial will take place.
Adam MYERS, formerly of this city, died at the home of his brother in Dayton Tuesday afternoon. The body was brought to this city at 6:45 pm yesterday and taken to the home of his brother, William MYERS, at Plum and Mulberry Streets. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 pm from the above residence. Burial at Ferncliff Cemetery.
Jerry BECK died yesterday at 7 pm of Brights Disease at his home in North Hampton. The deceased man was a well-known horseman and a familiar figure in this city. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 pm from the German Reformed Church at Asbury. Burial will be at North Hampton.
The body of Mrs. Thomas JONES arrived in this city at 8:10 pm last evening from Hilsdale, Mich., and was taken to the residence of Alonzo TROUPE, 170 South Plum Street. Friends can view the body between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock this morning.
DISAPPOINTED IN LOVE Fred Evilsizer Takes Dose of Carbolic Acid While His Father and Mother Are Out Of The City Leaves Note For Parents Telling Why He Did It Asks That His Sweetheart be Sent For at Her Home in Doylestown and That She Be Treated Kindly Going To His Room He Removes His Coat and Vest, Writes A Farewell to Fond Parents and Drinks A Deadly Drug- A Sad Ending of a Bright Young Life "Dear Father and Mother; I have decided not to trouble you any more. My trouble is a love affair. I thank you for the kindness you have shown me. If you ever meet Winnie Whapham treat her like you would me...Goodbye, Frank" "PS- Write Winnie at Doylestown and send her money if she will come to meet me" Lying cold and stiff in the sleep which knows no awakening, Frank D Evilsizer, 18 year old son of C W Evilsizer of 77 North Plum street, was found on his bed last evening at 5 O'clock by his mother. An empty carbolic acid bottle on the stand told the story. Without making an investigation the grief-stricken mother rushed down stairs, out of the house, and called Dr. Carl Ultes, who resides in the north side of the same house. She did not wait to knock at the door, but rushed in crying out for the doctor to come as she thought her boy was dead. With all possible haste, Dr. Ultes gathered up his medicine case and followed the woman. Beyond Assistance One Glance told the physician that the victim was beyond all earthly assistance. He made a hurried examination and announced that the boy had breathed his last. Coroner J D Thomas was immediately notified and was not long in arriving. A close examination revealed the fact that the boy had drained the contents of the 8oz bottle of carbolic acid. The body was found lying on the bed in his room. The bed covering was not the least bit mussed nor was there any signs that the victim had suffered to any great extent. On the stand in the room stood the fatal vial and a glass. From all appearances the deadly poison was first poured into the glass and somewhat diluted with water before it was sent on its errand. Before preparing his dose, the lad disfigured the label on the bottle to such an extent that it was impossible to ascertain where the drug had been purchased. The only words left on the bottle were "Carbolic acid, poison". As there was no evidence in the room that any of the liquid had been poured away it is the general belief that the boy swallowed the entire contents of the bottle. Dr Thomas stated last evening that it is in his opinion that the acid was not diluted to a very great extent as it was very plainly crystallized in the bottom of the glass. The note which was left for the mother and father was under the bottle. It was written on the back of an old business letter. The writing was very regular and did not appear as though the writer was very greatly agitated before writing it. The wording of the letter gives out the impression that the author was deeply infatuated with the girl whom he mentions. The deceased did not mention that he had been jilted, but from his rash act it might be inferred that this was the direct cause which prompted him to commit suicide. Everything in the chamber of death was in perfect order. Nothing had been disturbed by the boy. He had thrown his coat and hat on a chair in the room. Presumably this was done before he swallowed the drug. The action of the boy while in the room can only be presumed as there was not another person in the house at the time the deed was committed. Parents Were Away Mr and Mrs Evilsizer had just returned from Thackery, where they had spent Sunday with Mrs Evilsizer's parents. They had driven to Thackery and while Mr Evilsizer was putting the horse in the barn, his wife, accompanied by her 8 year old son, entered the house, finding everything still and desolate , and thinking that Frank should have been there to greet them, she stepped to the stair door and called to him. Receiving no response, but never thinking of the horrible sight to meet her gaze, she rushed upstairs and into her son's room. Here she found him cold in death. Mr and Mrs Evilsizer left Saturday afternoon about 2 O'clock for Thackery, leaving Frank at home to take care of the house. Mr Evilsizer stated last evening that when he left his son, he seemed to be feeling all right and that he bade him goodbye." Frank has always been a good boy. All he cared to do was work, and wanted to work all the time. He never seemed to have a desire to associate with young people. He has always worked with me at the factory and during all that time I never noticed anything which would make me think he would do such a thing. I never knew of his being infatuated with any girl. I never had the slightest idea of such a thing." Charles Hutchins, residing just south of the Evilsizer home stated last evening that he saw the boy when he entered the house yesterday afternoon a few minutes before 4 O'clock. He said he noticed something strange in his actions, but never dreamed of what was going to happen. He said as the boy reached the gate, he stopped and looked into the house. After standing thus for a few seconds, he went in. After that, Mr Hutchins said he did not hear a sound until he was notified of what had occurred. Just what time the drug was swallowed is not known, but according to the statement of Mr Hutchins, the boy probably took the poison immediately after entering the house. The dead boy was found at 5 o'clock by the mother. According to these statements the boy must have died about 20 minutes after taking the poison. The body was not yet cold when the coroner arrived. Who The Girl Is Winnie Whapham whom the deceased named in his note, is a young girl who was employed at the K of P Home until about two months ago. At that time she resigned her position at the home and went to Doylestown. For about five years previous to her being employed as a waitress, she was a resident of the home. Mrs R M LeFever, matron at the home, stated last evening that Evilsizer had called at the home on several different occasions to see Miss Whapham. She said she did not know of any trouble existing between the young couple. Mrs LeFever stated that she always knew the girl to be good, honest, and faithful in everything. She said she was a good worker and never shirked her duties. When the girl left the home she gave no reason for her doing so. Since her departure from the city, it is said, young Evilsizer has seemed down-hearted and dejected. He did not seem at all like himself. All he thought about was his work. C W Evilsizer, with his son Frank, were the proprietors of the Springfield Rug Factory at 252 West Main Street. Mr Evilsizer has conducted that business for the past seven years and has built up a large business. The son was first taken into the business about two years ago when he stopped school to go in with his father. Mr Evilsizer stated that evening that during the time he and his son have conducted the business they have never had any trouble and everything seemed to be moving along in perfect harmony. The deceased was a member of the Helping Hand council, Junior OUAM and was very prominent in the work of the order. He was a willing worker and was ready at all times to do anything for the good of the order. He took a prominent part in everything pertaining to the order and his loss is keenly felt.
James OLIVER, and old and much respected former citizen of this place, was buried at Mt Calvary Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Oliver, with his wife, came to this vicinity many years ago, and was employed at the various mills in Tremont and along Mad River as expert flour maker. Those who remember the old "Owltown" mills and the KENTON and STEINBARGER mills, all along the Mad River were mills that he used to run. Mr. OLIVER was also a shoemaker and did quite a business in this line. He was a consistent Christian, late of the reformed Church, and many a religious meeting has he enlivened by his strong appeals to sinners to "flee from the wrath to come". Mrs. OLIVER preceded him to the grave several years ago. The are no children left and no relatives in this part of the country. His age was near 80 years. He was well known throughout all this country and what few of the old pioneers that are left feel sad to hear of his death.
Ephraim SNAPP, one of the oldest men in Champaign county, died at his home near Steinbarger Mills, Wednesday at noon. He was 94 years old. His wife who survives him is 92 years old. The couple had been married 68 years. The following children survive him: Samuel, Frank, James and one daughter. Mr. SNAPP was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia and came to this part of the country when it was but a vast wilderness. He located near what is now known as Westville and there established himself in the black smithing business, at which avocation he continued until a few years ago. Mr. SNAPP was a Baptist of pure faith, being faithful to all duties of his church until the end came. The funeral was held from the Nettle Creek church yesterday at 11 o'clock. Mr. SNAPP was for many years in possession of an herb that was a cure for cancer, and hundreds of people from all over the country came to him to be cured of this much dreaded disease. The community will lose a good citizen and the family a good and kind parent.
Mrs. William LOUDENBACK of near Grafton Chapel, who was found dead in bed by her husband last Wednesday morning about 4 o'clock, was buried Friday. Mr. LOUDENBACK got up to build the fire and going back to bed, found his wife dead. She had been in bad health for several years with heart trouble. She was 80 years old. Rev Alfred TAYLOR, minister of the church to which she was a lifelong member had charge of the services.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary BOOSINGER COLLINS, late of Urbana, was held from the Bowlusville M P church Monday afternoon. Burial was made at the Dear Cemetery. Many beautiful floral offerings were laid on the beautiful casket. The services were conducted by the Rev J E ABRAMS of Urbana.
Last Monday morning our citizens were shocked when the message came that J. W. LAUGHREY, agent for the Erie Railroad at Bowlusville, was dead. On Saturday evening he was in Tremont City and attended the special revival meetings held at the Reformed Church by Rev HART, and seemed to be in excellent health, appearing to the writer more lively and cheerful than at any time previous. Mrs. LAUGHERY was not at home when her husband died, being away on a visit at her mother's at Broadway, and was prostrated when she received the sad word. Many of our citizens recall the very sad accidents to the deceased several years ago. First an iron round pulled out of the top of the ladder which he was holding to while placing a signal light in position, throwing him to the ground and injuring him greatly; and then on another occasion being knocked down while standing near a switch when a cut of cars was run in causing him great suffering for weeks and loss of his leg. It being amputated below the knee. The deceased was a man in high standing in this as well as the community in which he lived. Rev TAYLOR held a short and very appreciative funeral discourse at the residence in Bowlusville, after which the remains were sent to Marion, Ohio for burial. Mrs. LAUGHERY and son Eddie, 16 years old, survive the deceased, both of whom have the sympathy of our citizens.
The funeral of John BENNETT of Newtown was held at the United Brethren church last Monday morning. This funeral was set for Saturday but owing to the great amount of water in Mad River it was impossible to get from the house. Rev TAYLOR had charge of the services. Mr. BENNETT was an old veteran soldier and was much respected in the neighborhood in which he lived. A widow and a son are left. His age was 68 years and he lived near Newtown for many years.
Mrs. Calvin COOK, one of the best known old persons about Terre Haute died Friday morning at her late home at that place. Mrs. COOK was one of those kind hearted old mothers who had a good word for everybody and thus everybody was her friend. She was a sister of Daniel and Michael HUPP, all of whom are well known in this locality. Mrs. COOK's age was about 86 years. The funeral services will occur this morning at about 10 o'clock at Terre Haute. "Aunt Betsy" as she was familiarly known, was a consistent Christian during her life and when the end came she was ready to go to her reward.
Miss Mary A. ANDERSON, age 69 years 3months and 14 days, died yesterday morning at her home, 21 Clifton Avenue. The body was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs Jane ANDERSON, 227 South Fountain Avenue, from which place the funeral will be held Monday at 2:30 pm. Burial will be at Ferncliff.
Mrs Samuel CIRCLE, age 69 years, died yesterday afternoon of heart failure at her home in Lawrenceville. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 pm from the Lawrenceville Church. Burial will be at the Lawrenceville Cemetery.
Frederick FREEMAN, age 48 years, died Friday at the county infirmary of heart trouble. The funeral was held yesterday and as the deceased man had no known friends the burial was made in the county cemetery.
Wilber PIEFFER, the 16 months old son of William and Alma PIEFFER, died yesterday at 10 am of congestion of the lungs, at the home of his parents, five miles west of the city on the National Pike. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 pm from the residence. Burial will be at Donnelsville Cemetery.
J. H. BLOSE and George SNYDER attended the funeral of the late O. S. KELLY, last Wednesday. Mr. KELLY was born on a farm, worked for $1 per week, later became carpenter, merchant, manufacturer and millionaire. The KELLY plantation north of Tremont City is a moSt magnificent tract of land and was prized highly by the deceased.
The announcement of the death of Edmund S. GARD, a former resident of Tremont City, in our last letter, was very brief. The following is more complete and will aid our citizens in recalling their former acquaintance of the deceased. For 25 years he was a merchant at Springfield, IL, having moved from Tremont City in October 1863. He was a son of Jason GARD, deceased, who built the beautiful country home where Hon. J. H. BLOSE now resides and also where Edmund was born, in Tremont City, July 7, 1845. Mr. GARD was a long and very patient sufferer having been sick for about 13 months with a complication of diseases. For some time, Mr. GARD has been in the Springfield, IL hospital, undergoing treatment. While there, he was operated on for an affection of the hip. He apparently grew better and on Friday previous to his death he was removed to his home. A few days thereafter he suffered a relapse and gradually sank, until death relieved him of his suffering. Mr. GARD, in his young days attended the Concordia college. Later he engaged as teacher. He was prominent in political and social circles in Springfield, IL and has always bourne an enviable reputation. He was married to Miss Mary E. WATTS, May 25, 1882, and his widow and seven children survive him. They are: Amy, Rose, Bessie, Myrtle and Mary GARD; and three sons, Charles E., William P. and Edmund S GARD, Jr. The funeral occurred from his late residence. Rev N G LYONS of the First M E Church to which the deceased belonged, officiated. There was great sympathy shown the bereaved family by the immense congregation of citizens gathered at the residence. Many were the floral offerings that the casket contained as tokens of respect. The many relatives and friends of the deceased here at Tremont City feel that the "grim reaper" has removed from earth a good man.
We regret to record the very serious illness of John BENNETT of Newtown. Mr. BENNETT had been at our town, and while here attending to business was said to be remarkably cheerful. Starting home, he had not gone far when he was stricken with a paralytic stroke. For several days the past week his condition was very serious in all probability may never recover his former health. Mr. BENNETT is a farmer and is well known throughout Clark and Champaign County.
The death of Oscar BODKIN of Thackery was received with sadness by our citizens last Wednesday. Mr. BODKIN's death was due to contracting a heavy cold, resulting in pneumonia. He was sick only a few days. Mr BODKIN was a brother-in-law of F. E. PENETON of Tremont City. The funeral services were held Friday from the Newsom Chapel at 10 a.m., when there was a large attendance of sorrowing friends. He was only 27 years old and leaves a widow and one child. The widow is lying at the point of death with consumption, a fact that makes the death of her husband more sad.
Christopher F. ROHRER, one of the prominent and well known farmers of Clark and Champaign counties, died at his late home, one half mile north of Tremont City, Thursday morning at about 2 o'clock. The death of the decedent was caused by consumption againSt which he had bravely battled for many years. Mr. ROHRER was an active man during his life when in health, being a farmer of some prominence, and took special intereSt in matters pertaining to the farm. He was a charter member of Tremont Grange and had served as master of the order several terms. The grange was organized at his house more than 30 years ago. Mr. ROHRER was a brother-in-law of Hon. John H. BLOSE. He was about 59 years of age and is survived by his second wife. The funeral will occur this morning from the Nettle Creek church, near Westville in Champaign county at 10 o'clock. He was a prominent member of Clark Lodge F. and A. M. in Springfield and also a member of the Knights Templars, which order will have charge of the funeral services. Mr. ROHRER was a kind-hearted man and a friend to all mankind. He was a liberal man and never was a man to turn away from his house when in need of food or other assistance. Our community will mourn his departure, for his cheerful voice will no longer be heard on our streets. Mrs. ROHRER and other relatives have the sympathy of this entire neighborhood. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral services.
The funeral services of J Adam KOHLER, father of George KOHLER, of Tremont City, took place Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Reformed church, burial at Mt Calvary Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev Alfred TAYLOR of the Methodist church. The sermon of Rev HART was said to be one of the most effective and appreciative funeral sermons that has been delivered in this church for many a day. The deceased was 77 years of age, was a native of Pennsylvania, York, County. He leaves a widow with whom he had lived for more than 50 years of married life, also two sons, John KOHLER of Illinois and George W KOHLER of Tremont City. John KOHLER attended the funeral having arrived here Thursday evening. For about one year, he and his aged wife, made their home with their son, George W. He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church east, and was a thorough Christian. The deceased was highly esteemed by our citizens and with his aged widow as well as the relatives our people greatly sympathize.