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from a loose clipping, source unknown 12 February 1929
Thomas Strang, one of the oldest residents of Lake County, in point of
years an office holder for many years in Lake County, and believed to be
the youngest in the county to enter Service during the Civil War, died in
the hospital of the National Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, Wis., on Monday
Feb. 12, 1929 after an illness of several months. He had resided in Lake
County, Ill. all of his 83 years of life. He was born near Millburn, Ill.
and it was in that section of the county that he spent all of his life. He
served for 16 years as a member of the Lake County Board of Supervisors
and was chairman of that body for two terms. He also served as Postmaster
of Wadsworth for nearly forty years. He was the son of Peter Strang Sr.
and wife Jenette Maxwell, who came to Lake County from Scotland in the
He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and fought with
Company C 2nd Artillary through the war and emerged safely, he then
returned to Lake County. In 1868, he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza
Bartlett, at Millburn, Ill. She passed away 2 years ago. Following her
death, he began to fail in health. He then made his home with his
daughter, Mrs. W.J. Fendick at Libertyville, Ill. He spent several months
in Florida and returned in November when he entered the National Soldiers
Home in Milwaukee, Wis. He was designated some years ago as a life member
of the Masonic Lodge of Millburn, and also of the Waukegan Chapter of
Royal Arch Masons #41. Besides his daughter he is survived by a brother,
Peter of Millburn; two half brothers George E. of Grayslake and Robert of
Gurnee; also two half sisters, Mrs. Mary Bensinger of Libertyville and
Miss Emma Strang of Waukegan. There are 6 grand children. Funeral services
were held from the Fendick home in Libertyville, with the G.A.R. (Grand
Army of the Republic) in charge at 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Then
the remains were taken to the Millburn Church where the Masonic Order was
in charge. Interment was made in Millburn Cemetery. He was one of the
Guards of Honor for President Garfield, when he lay in state. He enlisted
in the Civil War 8 Feb. 1864 and mustered out 3 Aug. 1865.
14 February 1929
E. A. Martin spent Tuesday in Chicago.
Frances Swenson, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Swenson,
had an operation for the removal of the appendix at the Victory
Memorial hospital on Tuesday.
Miss Alice Bauman, DeKalb Normal school, spent the end of the
week at home.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Pierstorff will entertain the Adult Bible
class and friends at a Valentine party Friday evening.
The Ladies' Aid will meet at the church Thursday with dinner
served at noon by Vivian Bonner, Mrs. F. G. Edwards and Mrs. Lewis
Sixty persons enjoyed the Winter Carnival and progressive party
at J. S. Denman's Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwards and children spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Kaluf, Druce's lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johannesen and children spent Saturday and
Sunday in Chicago, and attended the wedding of Mr. Johanneson's
J. S. Denman and Arthur Long are attending the state meeting of
Mutual Fire Insurance companies in Springfield this week.
21 February 1929
MILLBURN MAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Thomas Strang Succumbs
At Age of 84 Years in Milwaukee.
Thomas Strang, one of the oldest residents of Lake County died at
the National Soldiers' home in Milwaukee Monday, February 11,
after an illness of several months. The deceased, who resided in
Lake county for all of his 83 years, was born near Millburn. He
served as postmaster at Wadsworth for 40 years, and was a member
of the board of supervisors for 16 years. Besides his daughter,
Mrs. W. J. Fendick, Libertyville, he leaves a brother, Peter,
Millburn, and two half brothers, George Strang, Grayslake, and
Robert Strang, Gurnee, also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bensinger,
Libertyville, and Miss Emma Strang, Waukegan. Funeral services
were held from the Fendick home with the G. A. R. in charge at one
o'clock Thursday afternoon. At 2:30 services were held in
Millburn church with the Masonic service. Burial was in Millburn.
Mrs. Warren Hook is again confined to her bed with a severe
cold. Mrs. Hook has been shut in all winter following pneumonia.
Robert Bonner, Jr., is absent from school this week on account
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schwicht and daughter spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. John Chope.
Mrs. Beck, Evanston, spent the last week with her daughter,
Clarence H. Stewart, Hibbing, Minnesota, visited his aunt, Mrs.
J. H. Bonner, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman were guests at dinner at J. S.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman, who last fall sold their farm to Mr.
Preston, Lake Forest, are moving this week to their new home in
Gurnee. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Denman and family, Gurnee, are moving
to Millburn and will manage Mr. Preston's farm.
Several from Millburn attended the services at Grayslake
Congregational church Sunday evening, which was given by a quintet
of young men from Wheaton college.
Miss Madalyn Sheehan planned an enjoyable afternoon for her
pupils on St. Valentine's day. Games were played and the contents
of the large Valentine box were distributed.
Sixty-five persons enjoyed the Valentine party given by the
Adult Bible class at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Pierstorff,
Friday evening. The committee responsible, for the good time were
Mrs. Pierstorff, Mrs. A. G. Hughes, Mrs. Boyer and Viven Bonner.
There will be a birthday sociable in the Masonic hall Friday
evening, February 22, given by the Christian Endeavor society. A
penny for each year will be the price of the evening's
from a loose clipping, source unknown 23 February 1929
OBITUARY of PETER STRANG, JR.
Peter Strang, an old Civil War Veteran, and life long resident of Lake
County, passed away at his home in Millburn, Ill. Feb. 23, 1929, at the age
of 86 years, 7 most He was born July 18, 1842, two miles east of Millburn
on the farm his father acquired from the government. His father Peter
Strang Sr. was one of the pioneers of Lake County who came from Scotland,
through Canada to Illinois. The deceased is survived by two brothers,
George E. of Grayslake, and Robert of Gurnee, Ill., also two sisters, Mary
Jane Bensinger of Libertyville, Ill., and Emma of Waukegan. He was united
in marriage to Johanna Vance in 1869; to whom six children were born: Mary
E. Hibbard now located in Seattle, Wash.; William A. Strang of Waukegan; an
infant daughter who died at birth; John who was killed in a fall from a
wagon at the age of three years; Julia Slocum of Millburn; and James Strang
of Minneapolis, Minn. In 1890 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Evaline
Lucas, who survives him. To this union were born four children, two of whom
are living: Mrs. Ida Truax of Millburn and Mrs. Fred Tebben of Waukegan,
A brother, Thomas Strang, three years younger, preceeded him in death
by twelve days.
Peter Strang enlisted at the age of 19 years in the Union Army in
Aug. 1861. He was in Company F Volunteers, 37th Infantry and served until
his discharge on Sept. 29, 1864. He was a member of the G.A.R. (Grand
Army of the Republic) of Waukegan. He served in the Civil War. Funeral
services were held in the Millburn Congregational Church on Monday
afternoon at 2 P.M., with burial in Millburn Cemetery. Six grandsons were
28 February 1929
MILLBURN MAN DIES ELEVEN DAYS AFTER BROTHER SUCCUMBS
Peter Strang Is Buried Monday;
Leaves Widow and Two Sons.
Peter Strang, life long resident of Millburn, died Saturday
morning, February 23, at the age of 86 years, after a long
lingering illness of many months due to old age. Mr. Strang was a
Civil war veteran, having enlisted at the age of 18. His brother,
Thomas Strang, also a veteran, preceded him in death by 11
He leaves a widow, two sons and four daughters. Mrs. Mary Duncan,
Seattle, Washington; William Strang, Waukegan; Mrs. L. J. Slocum,
Millburn; James F. Strang, Mrs. William Truax and Mrs. Madge
Tebbins, Waukegan, also the following step-children, Frank Lucas,
Millburn; Walter Lucas, Mrs. James O'Hare; Wadsworth, and Wilson
Lucas, Necedah, Wisconsin. Funeral services were held at Millburn
church Monday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. A. H.
Pierstorff, officiating. The D. A. R. and the American Legion
took part in the service.
Mrs. Carl Hughes attended the State Farmer's Institute at
Centralia from Monday until Thursday.
Francis Swenson returned from Victory Memorial hospital
Mrs. A. K. Bain, Rollins, spent Sunday at C. E. Bonner's.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bonner and Ralph and Ethel McGuire were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bonner for dinner Sunday.
Mrs. O. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson, Eric and Phil
Anderson attended the funeral of Miss Fosberg, sister of Mrs.
Anderson, Waukegan, Friday.
Miss Alice Bauman, DeKalb, visited at home from Thursday until
Robert Bonner, Jr., is still ill.