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from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 1 March 1905
AT DEATH'S DOOR
It was not expected that Henry Dietmeyer, whose serious illness
was noted in the Sun this week, would live last night but he
survived the night despite the fact that he had been given no
medicine at all.
It was yesterday noon when the doctors decided that further
administration of medicine would avail nothing and they ceased
giving him anything.
His condition for several days had been growing worse and fears
have been entertained that he could not rally sufficiently to pull
himself away from earth.
It is recalled that the one thing which hastened Mr. Dietmeyers'
condition is the fall he sustained a number of days ago when he
started to pick up his little grandchild. He fell as a result of
his recent sickness and as he struck the hinge of a door, a bad
wound was inflicted on his forehead.
2 March 1905
Ralph Dodge is rapidly improving.
Ethel Ames' cousin from Milwaukee is visiting her.
David Young has been visiting at Lake Forest and Chicago.
Mrs. Adams, who spent a few days here with Mrs. Pantall,
returned to her home last Sunday.
Miss Maude Holland, of Waukegan, is visiting with Mrs. John
Trotter and Mabel and Sadie Irving.
Mr. M. H. Sage has moved to Waukegan and Mr. Armour is moving
onto Mr. Sage's farm.
C. E. topic, March 5,--"The making of a christian--his speech."
Carrie Bater, leader.
Word reached here Sunday of the death of Irving Strang, of
Waukegan. He is a nephew of Peter Strang, of this place.
The Ladies Aid will hold a special meeting at Mrs. Bater's on
Thursday afternoon, March 2.
The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Missionary society
will meet with Mrs. Robert Strang on Wednesday, March first.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 3 March 1905
DEATH OVERTAKES H. DIETMEYER
Well Known West Side Resident Passed Away Last Evening
FALL WHILE PICKING UP CHILD HASTENS HIS DEATH
Was a Well Known Citizen
Having Lived all His Life in the County
The fall which Henry Dietmeyer encountered two weeks ago today
when picking up his little grandchild proved the means of
hastening his end, for, while he recovered from the shock to a
certain extent, enough so it could be said he was conscious, his
weakened condition prevented him rallying a great deal and the
accident caused him much pain to the end.
His death occurred Thursday evening about five o'clock.
It is recalled that Mr. Dietmeyer, who had been sick for some time
with kidney and heart trouble, was walking about his home on the
west side when he stooped to pickup his grand child. As he did
so, his weakened condition caused him to fall over and as he
struck the floor, his head hit the sharp edge of a hinge. A deep
gash was inflicted and the shock caused him to be in a critical
condition for several days. He rallied somewhat but never after
that was out of danger. While the heart and kidney trouble made
him to be a sick man, it is generally conceded that the accident
had much to do with his hastened end.
A WELL KNOWN MAN.
Mr. Dietmeyer was a well known resident of the county, having
lived here all his life. He was born in the town of Newport and
was 60 years old the 7th of February. He was the son of Phillip
Dietmeyer and in his early life lived on the farm. He married
Annie McRee, October 26, 1868, at Waukegan.
He moved to Waukegan a number of years ago and for many years had
run a sample room on Washington street.
Mr. Dietmeyer was a member of the local G. A. R. and served in Co.
K, 94th Ill. Inf.
He was one of a large family of children and his is the second
death to occur in the family.
Mr. Dietmeyer leaves a family of several children, as follows:
Harry, Lulu, Charles, Frederick, Mrs. Georgiana Hoban, Waukegan;
Mrs. Julia Lahey, Evanston.
The surviving brothers of Mr. Dietmeyer are as follows, all being
well known residents:
F. J. Dietmeyer, Waukegan.
Mrs. Fred Boller, Waukegan,
Mrs. Timothy Shea, Chicago.
Mrs. Nicholas Stuber, Chicago.
Mrs. Chas. Wetzel, Waukegan.
Mrs. Linkenheldt, Chicago.
Mrs. Charles Horen, Waukegan.
Funeral Sunday at two o'clock from St. Mary's church, interment in
St. Mary's cemetery.
MRS. BATER PASSES AWAY
Succumbs Finally to the Paralytic Stroke of 8 Wks. Ago
Mrs. Bater's death occurred this morning about 6:30 o'clock and
was the result of a paralytic stroke which she encountered eight
weeks ago last Wednesday. She had rallied several times from the
effects of the stroke and it was thought she was getting on all
right when a setback occurred. Mrs. Bater was just 62 years of
age and had lived in Waukegan about fourteen years, coming here
She is survived by her husband and four children, one daughter who
is away from here, and Miss Anna, who lives at home, Mrs. Bond
Combs of Volo, and Mrs. Gilbert, who lives near Millburn.
from the Chicago Tribune 6 March 1905
DR. PETER FAHRNEY DEAD
Well Known Farm Owner of Lake Co Died in Chicago
SUCCUMBS TO ATTACK OF HEART DISEASE
Owned Large Farm Near Millburn, This County
-Head of Big Medicine Co.
Lake county people will regret to hear of the death Sunday of Dr.
Peter Farhney, owner of the extensive Fahrney farm near Millburn,
and a man well known to northwestern Lake county through
maintaining one of the finest farms in the state, a man who had
many peculiar ideas of farming and whose pride in his farm brought
it prominently before the public. His blooded stock, especially
cows and steers, have won national prizes and have thus helped to
advertise Lake county.
In the death of Dr. Fahrney at his Chicago home, the Dunkard
church, of American loses one of its wealthiest members. Only a
few days ago he gave to his church a country estate of 200 acres
near Hagerstown, Md., to be used as an old people's home. This
estate known as San Mar and valued at $25,000. had been in the
Fahrney family for several generations. He had made many other
gifts to charitable enterprises of his church.
Dr. Fahrney was taken some weeks ago with an affection of the
heart. He went to Florida in the hope that the climate might
benefit him, but became worse and was brought back to Chicago last
Wednesday at his urgent request.
Dr. Peter Fahrney was head of the well known concern of Peter
Fahrney & Sons company, manufacturers of proprietary medicines.
Mr. Fahrney was born in Quincy, Pa. Feb 22, 1840, but came west as
a young man and settled in Polo, Ill. where he established a large
practice, just in time to get a business established before the
While his then small factory was destroyed he reestablished
himself in the down town district and his business developed to
As his sons grew to manhood they joined their father in promoting
the patent medicine industry and one by one were taken into the
firm, which was evidently organized into a stock company under its
The decedent is survived by a widow, one daughter, Mrs. P. A.
Beachey, and four sons, Ezra C. William H., J. Harvey and E. Homer
Fahrney. Funeral at his late residence, at 1 o'clock Tuesday.
Burial at Graceland.
9 March 1905
Dr. Fahrney Dies
Dr. Peter Fahrney, millionaire head of the Dr. Peter Fahrney
& Sons Company, medicine manufacturers, died at his home, 1074
Warren avenue, Chicago, on Sunday, from heart trouble, superinduced
by a severe cold contracted at Palm Beach, Florida.
Dr. Fahrney was born at Quincy, Pa., in 1840. He was
graduated from the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in
1864 and then came to Polo, Ill. He came to Chicago in 1869.
Dr. Fahrney was a liberal giver to charity. He recently
bought the old family homestead, consisting of nearly 300 acres, at
San Mar, Md., and founded thereon the Fahrney Memorial Old Folks'
Home, and his yearly contributions to various worthy charities
amounted to thousands of dollars.
He was well known in this vicinity and throughout Lake
His widow and five children survive him.
The funeral was held from the family residence at 1:30
Tuesday afternoon, interment at Graceland.
Mr. A. W. Griggs and family have moved to Wheaton, Ill.
Miss Alice Jamieson of Berwyn was at home over Sunday.
Miss Blanch Yule is visiting with Mrs. J. L. Hughes and other
Jeppie Jepson returned last week from South Dakota where he has
been for some time.
A pleasant surprise was given to Wm. and Gordon Bonner on
Wednesday evening, March 1.
Mrs. Smith went to Waukegan last Friday to make her home with
her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Cummings.
C. E. Topic. March 12: Christ the Great Physician. Harold
This is Mrs. Shea's last week of teaching at the Hockaday
school. Miss Griffin of Benton will take the school on March 13.
Miss K. L. Smith gave a dinner party for her mother before
leaving Millburn for her new home in Waukegan, last Wednesday.
Plates were laid for twelve. All of the ladies were widows except
three. The following participated: Mrs. George Strang, Mrs. Robert
Strang, Mrs. James Pollock, Mrs. Richard Pantell, Mrs. Geo. Dodge,
Mrs. Wm. Thom, Mrs. Elizabeth Tower, Mrs. Shafford, Mrs. Matthews
and Mrs. Bater.
Having decided to quit farming I will sell at public auction
on the Glenngie stock farm, 2 miles north of Millburn and 1/2 mile
south of Hickory Corners, on Wednesday, March 15, at 9:30 a. m.,
the following described property: 1 registered Clydesdale stallion
Sir David, 1 registered Clydesdale mare, in foal by Sir David, 2
graded Clydesdale mares, in foal by Sir David, 1 brown gelding,
coming four years old, sired by Sir David, 1 bay gelding, coming
three years old, sired by Sir David, 1 bay filly, coming three
years old, sired by Sir David, 1 half-bred Hackney gelding 7 years
old, 1 chestnut mare, 4 years old, standard and registered, 1 colt,
coming 1 year old, half-bred coach, 40 head of cattle consisting of
1 pure bred Shorthorn bull, 4 years old, 1 pure bred Shorthorn
bull, 1 year old, about 30 cows, some of which are springers, fresh
and some with calves by side, the balance of cattle are heifers and
calves, 34 head of high grade Shropshire ewes, 17 heard of high
grade Shropshire eve lambs, 1 pure bred Shropshire ram lamb, 4
Poland China brood sows in pig, 1 Deering grain binder, 1 McCormick
corn harvester, 1 seeder, 2 spring tooth cultivators, 1 Deering six
foot mower, 1 corn sheller, 1 hay rake, 2 hay racks, 1 hog rack, 2
14-inch stubble plows, 1 14-inch sod plow, 1 steel roller, 1 wooden
drag, 1 iron drag, lumber wagon, 2 truck wagons, 1 bob sleigh, 1
set light bobs, 1 cutter, 1 sheep dipping tank, 1 wood rack, wagon
springs, grind stone, 20 milk cans, 40 tons of No. 1 timothy hay, a
quantity of straw in barn, 400 bushels of good seed oats, 100
bushels of barley, 100 bushels of potatoes, 7 or 8 bushels of seed
corn, 2 sets of heavy harness, 2 sets of single harness. Free
lunch at noon. Usual terms.
William Thom, Proprietor.
George Vogel, Auctioneer.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 9 March 1905
Miss Alice Jamieson spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
Miss Blanche Yule is visiting with Mrs. J. L. Hughes.
Mr. A. W. Griggs and family have moved to Wheaton, Ill.
A very pleasant surprise was given William and Gordon Bonner
Mr. and Mrs. John Strang entertained about forty friends at
progressive euchre last Thursday evening. The first prizes were
awarded to Mrs. Geo. Gerrity, and A. K. Bain, and the second
prizes to Mrs. Geo. Duncan and William McGuire.
Mrs. Smith was taken to Waukegan last Thursday where she will
make her home with her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Cummings.
C. E. Topic, March 12-Chirst, the Great Physician. Harold
Mrs. Anna Shea taught her last week of school at the Hockaday
school, as Miss Griffin of Benton will begin teaching there on
Mr. A. W. Safford began preaching here last Sunday. We expect
Mr. Safford's family at the end of the week.
A. K. Bain has taken charge of the store he has just purchased
of K. L. Smith.
16 March 1905
Roy Hughes was home over Sunday.
Mrs. Annie Webb (nee Lucas), of Waukegan, is at home and is very
Mr. John Bonner attended the funeral of Mrs. Spence of Somers,
Wis., last Monday.
Mrs. Libbie Podget (nee Jameson) is home from Kansas for a few
Mrs. Geo. Gerrity and daughter Louise are visiting friends in
Chicago this week.
Mrs. William McGuire has been very sick for a week.
Miss Kattie Smith's sale of goods was well attended last
Our new minister, Mr. Safford, and his family came Monday. We
extend to them a hearty welcome.
A number of Modern Woodmen from this vicinity attended the
funeral of Mr. A. Smith, of Warren.
C. E. Topic, March 19--"Gloryfying God in Our Daily Work." Erma
Van Duzer, leader.
K. L. Smith's successor, A. K. Bain is a very agreeable business
man. We all wish him success in his new undertaking.
Mr. Emmett, of Chicago, who bought the farm of A. W. Griggs, has
Miss Una Minto is in the hospital in Chicago. She had an
operation for appendicitis.
Mr. Safford's goods came last Saturday. They had a bee to draw
them from Wadsworth.
Ernest White has gone to Michigan City, Ind., for a short visit
with his brother Lloyd.
The ladies of the church gathered at the parsonage Tuesday
afternoon with mops and pails and cleaned house.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dodge celebrated their second wedding
anniversary on Friday evening, March 10, by inviting a few of their
friends in for the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Vanalstine gave a euchre party on
Wednesday evening at Young's Hall. A good time was enjoyed by all,
as Mr. and Mrs. Vanalstine are royal entertainers. The following
won the prizes: First ladies prize, Mrs. Libbie Podget; first
gents prize, John Chope; consolation prizes, Miss Armour and Horace
23 March 1905
Mrs. McGuire is on the gain.
Mr. A. H. Stewart has begun remodeling his house.
Miss Agnes Bonner has been visiting at Lake Forest the past
Miss Anna Popp, of Chicago, is visiting at Mrs. Gerrity's.
Vivien Bonner spent last week at Gurnee, visiting with friends and
Miss Carrie Bater has gone to Chicago and Lake Forest for a few
Mr. John Eichinger has taken an orphan boy from Chicago to give
him a home.
Mrs. Alfred Bain was a Chicago visitor last Friday.
Mr. Harry Kerr, who rented Mr. Chope's farm, has left and gone
on a farm with his grandmother.
Ole Cleveland, Victor Strang and Vera Worden are home from
Rochester on their vacation.
Miss Kittie Smith spent Friday in Chicago and Saturday and
Sunday in Waukegan with her sister Mrs. C. B. Cummings.
C. E. topic, March 26--"Christian Endeavor Comradeship with
other Churches, at home and with distant lands." Alice Dodge,
30 March 1905
The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Van Patten, of Millburn, was held on
Tuesday afternoon of this week, Rev. Wm. C. Cleworth of this place
officiating. Mrs. Van Patten had reached the age of 82 years when
the final summons came. The body was interred at Kenosha, Wis.
Miss Carrie Bater returned last Saturday.
Miss Ellen Safford spent Sunday here at her new home.
Miss Edith Van Alstine started last Monday to teach at Hockaday
Rev. Holcombe, of Chicago, has been visiting with Rev. A. W.
Mrs. John Eichinger went to Chicago last Saturday.
Mr. George Stone has moved into the house vacated last fall by
Mr. Scott Leroy.
Ole Cleveland, Vera Werden and Victor Strang returned to
Rochester last Monday.
Earnest White left Monday for a trip out West.
Ed Taylor, of Chicago, was out Saturday to attend his mother's
A. K. Bain has moved his furniture to his new home.
A number of young folks spent a pleasant evening at the
Spafford's last Wednesday, it being Emma Spafford's birthday.
Miss Kittie Smith has gone to her new home with her mother and
sister in Waukegan.
C. E. topic, April 2--"The Making of a Christian--His Food."
Simeon Ames, leader.