Obituary Submissions

From The Times, December 7, 1898

Obituary of Claus J. Schulz


      "At his home, 118 Western Avenue, at the age of fifty-two years, after a brief illness, occurred the death of Claus J. Schulz yesterday.  The deceased was a native of Schleswig-Holstein, and in 1881 came to America, living for nine years in the state of Michigan, whence he came to this city in 1890.  The deceased was employed at the Christ Mueller sawmill.  He was a member of the German Krieger Verein and of the Kampfgenossen of 1870-71, which organizations will attend the funeral in full regalia.  Five children survive – Minnie, Fred and August Schulz at home, and Mrs. Sophie Kelley, nee Schulz, and Mrs. Annie Kurth, nee Schulz, of this city.

    The funeral will be held next Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock form the late residence, 118 Western Avenue, with interment in the West Davenport cemetery.”

Submitted by Paul Frost

From The Davenport Democrat, March 21, 1904 

Obituary of John Eggers 


      "John Eggers, aged 64 years, 5 months and 13 days died Sunday morning at 6 o’clock at his home 320 Warren Street, after eight weeks of suffering.  Death was the result of a complication of pneumonia and bronchitis.

       Mr. Eggers was born in Schwoppenstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, June 8, 1839.  He came to America in 1859.  Shortly after coming here in the year 1861, he volunteered his services for the preservation of the Union on the first call issued by President Lincoln.  He joined Company I, First Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry at Davenport, serving three months.  At the expiration of his term he reenlisted in Company F, Second regiment of light artillery of Missouri, serving three years.

      After receiving his discharge he returned to Davenport and entered the emploument of F. Stroh, butcher.  Later on he engaged in business for himself near the old stockyards in West Davenport. 

      He married shortly after leaving the army to Laura Stortenbecker at Davenport.  Mrs. Eggers survives him with seven children.  They are Henry Eggers, deputy sheriff of Scott County, Mrs. Henry C. Claussen, Mrs. George Wahlig, Peter Eggers, George Eggers, Catherine and Emma Eggers, all of this city. 

      He was a member of the German Relief Society, a volunteer fireman, having been a member of the First Ward Hose Company. 

      The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late residence, 320 Warren Street, with interment at Fairmount Cemetery.”

Submitted by Paul Frost

From The Daily Times, June 23, 1924 

Obituary of Hansine Brockmann 


      "Mrs. Hansine Brockmann, widow of John D. Brockmann, Sr., former president of the board of park commissioners of Davenport, died at her home, 1043 West Fifth Street, at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon following a long illness.  She was 87 years of age at the time of her death and was one of the pioneer residents of Davenport.  She was well known among the people of west Davenport.  

      She was born in Luegomklosteren, Germany on June 12, 1837, and came to Davenport with her parents in June of 1865, where she had lived continuously.  Her maiden name was Hansine Petersen. 

      She was united in marriage to John D. Brockmann in Davenport in August 1865.  Her husband preceded her in death 13 years. 

      The survivors include a son, John D. Brockmann; a sister, Mrs. Henry Brockmann of Davenport; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the family residence, 1043 West Fifth Street, where friends will be welcomed.  Interment will be in the City Cemetery.  Services at the grave will be private.”

Submitted by Paul Frost

From The Davenport Democrat and Leader, June 18, 1911 

Obituary of John D. Brockmann 



"John D. Brockmann Passes Away at Age of 73 Years" 

      "After a brief two weeks' illness, John D. Brockmann, vice president and director of the Iowa National Bank, president of the board of park commissioners and pioneer German merchant, died at his home, 1043 West Fifth Street at 8:10 o'clock Friday evening.  While Mr. Brockmann had been ailing for some time and had not been in the best of health since being overcome by heat last summer he took a rapid turn for the worse Friday afternoon and death soon followed. 

      Mr. Brockmann was one of the organizers of the Iowa National Bank in 1889, and since that time has been a director and vice-president of the institution, being one of the best known financiers of Davenport and Iowa. 

      It was not alone in the banking field that Mr. Brockmann was prominent, however, as he has always been an enthusiastic advocate of a municipal park system and has been largely instrumental in the acquisition of the present Davenport parks, and in the organization of the department that has these municipal affairs in charge. 

                        President of Park Board 

      For the last 17 years Mr. Brockmann has been a member of the board of park commissioners, and for several terms has been president of the board, his associates being A.W. Vander Veer and Dr. Henry Matthey.  He became chairman of the board of directors of the Iowa National Bank on the death of A. P. Doe last fall. 

      John Dietrich Brockmann was born October 6, 1837 in Hohenwestedt, Holstein, Germany, living there until he became of age, and learning the cabinet maker's trade, which he followed on first coming to Davenport in 1865. 

      Upon coming to this country Mr. Brockmann settled in New York, but removed to Davenport in the same year and has for the last 45 years been one of the influential citizens of Davenport.  Mr. Brockmann followed his trade of cabinet maker here until 1870, working in the carpenter shop of Victor Huot. 

                        Becomes a Banker     

In that year he began a grocery business, locating on the southeast corner of Fourth and Marquette streets and continuing in business at that location until 1890, when he sold his grocery to devote himself to his larger financial interests, having been one of the organizers of the Iowa National Bank the preceding year. 

In August 1865, Mr. Brockmann was united in marriage to Miss. Hansine Petersen, also from Hohenwestedt, Germany, who, together with three children, survive, four children, Henry, Agnes, Adolph and Hugo having previously passed away.  Those surviving are John D. Brockmann, Jr., teller of the German Savings Bank; Albertus Brockmann, now of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Minnie Hanssen Hildebrant, an adopted daughter. 

Two brothers also survive, Theodore of Grand Mound and Henry of Davenport. 

The funeral will be held from the home, 1043 West Fifth Street, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, and will be private, interment being in the City Cemetery.  Gustav Donald will officiate." 

Submitted by Paul Frost

From The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Monday, May 2, 1927 

Obituary of Henry Brockmann 


      "Henry Brockmann, pioneer commission merchant and for years known as the “Onion King” of Scott County, is dead at the age of 80 years.  Death occurred Sunday morning at Mercy Hospital after a lingering illness.  

      In the commission business Mr. Brockmann was credited with handling more onions and potatoes than any other dealer in the middle west.  These he shipped to all parts of the world, particularly the red globe onion which thru his shipments had gained a world wide reputation for richness and flavor. 

      Mr. Brockmann was born in Germany on August 27, 1847, and came to Davenport at the age of 19 years.  Here he engaged at first in business as a contracting carpenter. A few years later he engaged in the commission business, which he followed for 45 years.  He retired from business some years ago. 

      Mr. Brockmann was united in marriage to Miss. Christina Petersen, in April 1873.  She preceded him in death on March 11 of this year. 

      Surviving are three children, Mrs. H.P. Grief of Williamsburg, Ia., Henry Brockmann of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Mary Harbeck, Davenport.  There are nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

The remains were taken to the Nissen & Hartwig parlors.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later."

Submitted by Paul Frost

From The Davenport Democrat and Leader, March 24, 1913 

Obituary of Jacob Frost 


"Complications Cause Death of Veteran Saloon Man at His Home" 

      "After being confined to his home for over seven weeks, complications caused the death of Jacob Frost, better known as "Jack Frost" a veteran saloon man of Davenport.  Death occurred at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at the family residence, 2630 Rockingham Road, at the age of 62 years. 

      Mr. Frost, who had been in the saloon business at various places in Davenport for over 32 years was very well known here, and his excellent business ability and many kindnesses gained many friends, who will be sorry to learn of his demise.  He will be remembered here especially among the baseball fans who have visited his oasis outside of the baseball park.  Several months ago Mr. Frost was taken ill and was forced to his bed.  He failed to show any improvement, and succumbed to the malady early yesterday morning. 

      Deceased was born August 12, 1851 in Adserballa, Als, North Schleswig, Germany and in 1868 came to America.  He came direct to Saint Ainsky, and two years later to Davenport, where has has since lived.  In the year 1894 he was united in marriage with Miss. Mary Jeppeson, who survives.  He is also survived by one son, John D. Frost, one brother, Hans Frost, and one sister, Mrs. Louise Knoes. 

      Mr. Frost was a member of the Danish Brotherhood lodge and also of the Germainia Sick Relief Society. 

      The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, 2630 Rockingham Road, with interment in Fairmount Cemetery."

Submitted by Paul Frost

Obit. from Davenport Democrat (date not clear since I am working from a clipping that doesn't have a date on it but the death date was January 27, 1933) 


      Mrs. Marie Frost, a resident of Davenport for the last 40 years died at 3:25 p.m. Friday at the family home, 206 South Hazelwood Avenue, Davenport, after a year's illness. 

      The decedent was born September 1, 1856 in Denmark and was educated in the schools of that country.  She came to America when a young woman and for the last 40 years had been living in Davenport.  She was united in marriage to Jacob Frost in Davenport and was a member of the Danish Sister lodge and the O.E.S. 

      Surviving are one son, John D. Frost of Rock Island and one grandson, John W. Frost, also of Rock Island.  Her husband preceded her in death 20 years. 

      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Runge chapel with burial in Fairmount.

Submitted by Paul Frost

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Aug 8, 1900


A sudden death was that of James Lamb this morning. He retired last evening in his usual health. About 4 o'clock this morning he received a stroke of apoplexy and died at 5:30 never having received consciousness. Mr. Lamb was of hardy stock and had reached the good old age of 77. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country at an early age. He reared a large family of children, 6 sons and 5 daughters who with the widow survive him. Matthew and Michael Lamb, two of the old and trusted employes of the Burtis Opera House, are his sons. The others are Myrt, William, Joseph and James. The daughters are Misses Ellen and Elizabeth, Mrs. Thomas Burkholder, Mrs. Chas. Stubbe and Mrs Mary Evert of Omaha. Mr. Lamb's life was useful as well as long. During his half century of residence in Davenport he was never out of employment and so faithful was he to his trust that his positions were always permanent until he chose otherwise. For twenty years he was engineer at the Burtis House. For the succeeding fifteen years he was in a similiar capacity at the St. James. The funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's with subsequent interment at Holy Family cemetery.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Feb 19, 1900

At the age of 80 years, James Kane died Staurday at his home in Big Rock. He is survived by a son and a daughter, Murt Kane and Mrs. Thomas Harrington of Big Rock. A funeral service at Big Rock this morning was followed by the interment at St. Mary's cemetery, this city.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Feb 8, 1900

     William S. Cogan expired at his home 810 Swits street, Wednesday afternoon as the result of a stroke of apoplexy sustained as he was walking along 4th street near Iowa. He was taken into Heibig's butcher shop and given sympathetic attention there, and then was taken to his home where he died at 5 p.m.
     Mr. Cogan was a native of Sligo, Ireland, born in 1833, and had lived in Davenport for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a son and three daughters, Mrs. John F. Higgins, Mrs. Charles Smith, William and Kate.
     The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning with services at St. Anthony's Church and burial in St.Marguerite cemetery.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Dec 4, 1929

     Francis A. Feeney, 327 South Lincoln Avenue, a resident of Davenport for the last seven years, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy hospital after an illness of one week. Death was due to pneumonia.
     Mr. Feeney was born in Hannibal, Mo., April 9, 1896. He was employed as a boilermaker at the Andrews & Olds plant in Moline.
     Surviving besides the widow are three children, Betty Frances, John and Joseph P., all of Davenport; his parents, Mr and Mrs. M.J. Feeney of Hannibal, Mo.; two brothers, Emmett of Detroit; and John of Chicago; and one sister, Miss Anna Feeney of Hannibal.
     The body was removed to the Halligan Funeral Home and will be sent to Hannibal this evening where services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception church. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
August 23, 1917

Father of John A. Feeney, Well Known Grocer, Dies at Age of 70 Years.

     Death summoned a well known and highly esteemed citizen of Davenport today when Michael M. Feeney, father of John A. Feeney, the grocer, passed away at 10:10 o'clock at the family home, 1201 Farnam street. Death terminated a nine month's illness occasioned by stomach trouble.
     For the [rest of line unreadable] was entertained for his recovery.
     During all his sickness, however, he displayed a wonderful vitality, and frequently rallied out of apparently fatal attacks. Last night a decided change for the worst occurred, the family was summoned, and Mr. Feeney gradually grew weaker until the end came peacefully this morning.
     Mr. Feeney was 70 years of age. He was a pioneer in Davenport, having resided in this city since May 30, 1866. He was an interesting character with a host of friends, and he loved to regale them with reminiscences of his early life in Davenport.
     Mr. Feeney was born on January 12, 1847, in County Sligo, Ireland. There he resided for nineteen years, when he set sail for America, landing in New York on May 30, 1866. A few months later he moved to Davenport to make this city his permanent home.
     On Feb. 8, 1869, he was married to Mary A. Flynn in St. Margaret's church by the Rev. Henry Cosgrove, afterwards Bishop of Davenport. Fourteen children were born of the union, twelve of whom survive. Mrs. Feeney, the mother, passed away on may 7, 1896.
     Mr. Feeney was a pioneer street car man in Davenport. Forty-five years ago he was general foreman of the street car barn. Then he went into the wood and coal business in which he was actively engaged until the mills shut down some years ago.
     He loved to term himself one of the city builders of Davenport, and he frequently proudly referred to the fact that he had built the first sidewalk outside the city limits of Davenport at a point which is now in the vicinity of Eastern avenue.
     The twelve children, ten sons and two daughters, who survive to mourn his loss are: John A., Thomas J., Mary E., James J., Frank W., Joseph L., Charles W., Mrs. Gertrude Kennedy of Des Moines, Raymond G., corporal with Battery B, Ralph M., Louis A., and Robert Emmet Feeney. Nine grandsons and three grand-daughters also survive.
     The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning with services at Sacred Heart cathedral. Interment will be in St. Marguerite's cemetery.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
23 Aug 1880

     Returning to the office this morning, after an absence of several days in Chicago Mayor Rose found this letter on his desk:

CORONER'S OFFICE, St. Louis, Aug. 20, 1880.
     To the Mayor of Davenport:- In behalf of humanity, simply,  I write to ask your aid in discovering the identity of a man who died suddenly at 513 Biddle street in this city, about 5 o'clock A.M. on August 18. He arrived here on the afternoon previous, and from statements made by him to parties at the boarding house, it was gleaned that he was employed, up to 4 p.m. on Monday last, on some government work at Rock Island, either a bridge or arsenal work; that he was very well acquainted with Davenport, where he probably has a family, and that he came to St. Louis to look for easier work than he was doing.
     Description: Evidently a laborer, about 45 or 50 years old; 5 feet 4 inches high; weight 130 pounds; brown hair; sandy chin whiskers mixed with gray; on right forearm the letters "P.F." tatooed in India ink. He wore a brown striped gingham shirt, old gray jeans pants, a suit of blue overalls, and a pair of buckle shoes.
                Very respectfully,
                       Hugo, Auler, Coroner
     Inquiry secured the information that this man who died so suddenly in St. Louis, was Peter Feeney, whose home was No. 815 East Front street. He was employed as a sweeper on the Government bridge- and last Monday he placed his son at work and went away without telling his family where he was going. The next day the son made inquiries and learned that a man answering the description of his father had purchased a ticket for St. Louis- and that was the last information received concerning him until they were informed of his death this morning. The deceased came to Davenport twenty years ago, and has worked as a laborer ever since. When the Government bridge was building, he was employed upon it, and one day fell from the lower deck to the ice below and fractured his right hip badly. After his recovery Colonel Flagler gave him the place of sweeper, the work being easy. He was a widower, but leaves a mother and three children who were dependent upon him for support. He was forty-eight years of age.

Obituary for Sophia W. Durnin

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Davenport Democrat -- December 5, 1901

At the family home 22 Watting court, at 1022   Wednesday night, occurred the
death of Sophia W. Durnin, wife of George D. Durnin.  The sad event
terminated several years of invalidism for the deceased.  She was born in
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  The husband and five children; all with her at the end;
mourn a heavy loss.
The children are Mrs. John Scott of New Orleans.  Alfred, George, Margaret
and John.  A brother, Will D. Vail of Philadelphia came here on receipt of
news of her critical condition.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning, with services at Sacred Heart
cathedral at 8:45, after which the remains will be taken to Poughkeepsie for

My notes: From her death record, I found that she had Myocarditis?  (I think
that is some sort of weaken of the heart, but I'm not sure) complicated by
Meningitis ( a week before she died).

Submitted by Maggie

Obituary for George D. Durnin

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Davenport Democrat and Leader - Sunday, October 15, 1911
                     Well Known Paymaster at
                          Rock Island Arsenal

George Durnin, 1102 Main street, the well known paymaster at Rock Island
Arsenal, died at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night at Mercy Hospital.
The fatal ailment was a nervous breakdown following Bright's disease.
Mr. Durnin has for many years been a well known citizen of Davenport and
leaves many friends to mourn his death.  He suffered a collapse last
Wednesday and was removed to the hospital.  He had been in a critical
condition ever since and his life has been despaired of since that time.
Present at his bedside at time of death was the daughter, Miss Margaret
Durnin, a student at the State university of Iowa, and a son, John Durnin,
called home from New York, where he is now residing.
Mr. Durnin was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Feb. 14, 1849 and came to
Davenport about 33 years ago.  He was married in 1887.  Surviving are the
son John, of Rainzliss, N.Y. and one daughter.
Arrangements for the funeral have not been made.

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Monday, October 16, 1911

                                Durnin Funeral
The remains of George Durnin will be taken to Chicago over the Rock Island
this afternoon at 4:50, and from there will be taken over the Michigan
Central to Niagara Falls, N.Y. where funeral services will be held tomorrow.
He will be buried by the side of his father at that place.
The body lay in state at the Halligan Undertaking parlors yesterday
afternoon, where a number of the officers and employees at the island, as
well as members of the Knights of Columbus, of which he was a member,
gathered to pay a last respect to the deceased.

My notes:  From his death records they recorded diabetes as the cause of
death.  If he did indeed have diabetes it makes sense, because Bright's
disease is also known as Kidney disease.

Submitted by Maggie

Davenport Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Monday, Feb 5, 1900

Death of Mrs. Wittenmyer
Well Known in this City as the Founder of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home.

     Mrs. Wittenmyer is dead. She had been given 72 years of life and in
that time she has crowded much that is helpful, that will be remembered and
for which she will be revered. Among these works of her life none is more
conspicuous to the people of Iowa and Davenport in particular than the
establishment of the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home for which she labored and
planned. Mrs. Annie Turner Wittenmyer was born in Sandy Springs, O. and came
from ancestry of Irish descent. One who knew her well gives this sketch of
her career.
     "She had three sons in the civil war and her own part in the struggle
was no small one. Mrs. Wittenmyer was married in 1847 and in 1850 removed
with her husband to Keokuk, Ia. There were no schools then so she leased a
building and hired a school teacher and soon had 200 pupils on the roll at
her school. When the civil war broke out she was one of the first to assist
in organizing a soldiers' aid society, and early in 1861 went to the army
camps to personally see what the boys in blue needed. Aid societies all over
the state sent her supplies for the soldiers and during the war she
distributed $160,000 worth of needed articles. In 1862 she was appointed a
sanitary agent for the state by the legislature and from then on until the
end of the war she worked night and day for the soldiers. She visited the
camps, battlefields, and hospitals and whenever an Iowa boy was in need of
anything she did her best to get it for him. The Soldiers' Orphans' Home
mainly owes its existence to Mrs. Wittenmyer, and the special diet kitchen,
now an important adjunct of the army hospitals, was conceived by her. The
world lost one of its noblest women when Annie Wittenmyer died."

Davenport Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Sep 21, 1900

     At the home of its parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hughes, 512 East
Pleasant street, at 8 o'clock last evening, occurred the death of Oliver C.
Hughes, the 11 months and 12 days old son of the household. The father of
the deceased child is a rope maker at the Rock Island arsenal. The funeral
will be held from the parents' residence tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, with
interment at St. Marguerite's cemetery.

Davenport Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Oct 20, 1900

     At the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. P.M. Bracelin in the
Warner Flats on East 6th St between Iowa and LeClaire streets, this morning,
occurred the death of Henry, the 17 year and 3 months old son of the family.
The cause of the death was pneumonia. The deceased was born and reared in
this city.
     The funeral will occur from the parents' home on Monday morning at 9
o'clock with services at the Sacred Heart Cathedral and with interment at
St. Marguerite's cemetery.

Davenport Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa

Nov 9, 1900
Mary Walsh
     Mrs. Mary Walsh died at her residence, 412 East Ninth Street at 12:30
o'clock today. She had been ill during ten days with a paralytic complaint.
She was in the 66th year of her life. The funeral will be held Sunday
afternoon from the Sacred Heart Cathedral and the burial will be in St.
Marguerite's cemetery.

Davenport Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Nov 28, 1900

     At the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. P.M. Bracelin in the Warner
flats at 5:30 o'clock this morning occurred the death of William E. Bracelin
in the 21st year of his age. The deceased was born and reared in this city.
He was a young man of many excellent parts and his life held much promise.
Besides his father and mother,  three brothers and one sister survive him,
viz: John R., Francis and Helen at home.
     The funeral will be held from the parents residence at 9 o'clock Friday
morning with services at the Sacred Heart Cathedral and interment at St.

Davenport Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Jan 1901

     At two o'clock this morning at the home of its parents, 1808 West Third
street occurred the death of James F. O'Connor in the first year third month
and twenty third day of his age. Death was due to bronchial trouble of two
days duration. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor, have the sympathy of the
entire community in the hour of their sad bereavement.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the
parents' residence with interment at St. Mary's cemetery.

Davenport Democrat and Leader – August 13, 1929 


Discover Body in Home; Was Father of Scott County Auditor 

Albert Kurth, Davenport, merchant policeman, and father of Albert O. Kurth, Scott county auditor, was found dead at his home, 1914 West Second street about 6:30 p.m. Monday.  His death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy according to Coroner  J.D. Cantwell.  

Home alone Monday, Mr. Kurth was last seen by neighbors about 3:45 o’clock.  He had been dead about two hours, Dr. Cantwell found.  The body was discovered by Gus Schultz, a brother-in-law of the deceased, when he returned from his work.

Mrs, Kurth had been visiting relatives in Manistee, Mich., and has been notified of her husband’s death. 

According to members of the family, Mr. Kurth had never complained of feeling ill and had worked only the night before.

 He was born in Spandau, Germany, June 28, 1861, but came to this country at an early age, and had been a resident of Davenport for approximately 40 years. 

The body was removed to the Runge mortuary pending the return of Mrs. Kurth, when arrangements will be completed.

Submitted by Paul Frost

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Sunday, Dec 16, 1923

Urban O'Shaughnessy Was Born and Raised in Davenport

    Urban O'Shaughnessy, 40 years old, of 1617 Main street, died suddenly at his home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, while he was tying his shoe string in dressing. He had been in ill health for several days, suffering an attack of heart trouble, but his death was very unexpected, as he has suffered similar attacks often.
     Deceased was born in Davenport, October 31, 1883 and lived here all his life. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Shaughnessy and was educated in St. Anthony's school and later graduated from St. Ambrose college. He learned to be a carriage painter at the Woeber Carriage works, and worked at that business ever since.
     Surviving are the parents, a sister, Miss Loretta O'Shaughnessy, who conducts the Davenport Tea and Coffee business at 220 Harrison street, a sister Miss Anne, at home, and two brothers, Charles and Joseph of Davenport.
     The body was taken to the Fred. N. Ruhl Funeral Home and will be taken to the home at 10 o'clock this morning.
     Funeral services will be held from the home at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning with 8 o'clock services at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 4, 1901

     At 12:15 o'clock Saturday morning occurred the death of Mr. Catherine Kinnavey, aged 73 years, 3 months and 5 days. The deceased was born in Sligo, Ireland. She is survived by her son, Martin, and her daughter, Annie, and three sisters, Mr. Bernard Coffield of davenport, Mrs. Margaret Gordon of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Bridget Hart of Curry, County Sligo, Ireland. The funeral will be from the residence, 926 Judson street, with services at Sacred Heart cathedral tomorrow morning, at 9 o'clock, and interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery.

Yesterday morning at 5:15 o'clock occurred the death of Mr. Emma Buttnob, nee Garlinghorst, at the age of 24 years, 10 months and 8 days. She was the wife of George Buttnob. She was born in Hickory Grove, this county. The family lives at Little Grove. The deceased is survived by four brothers, Henry, George, Fritz and Rudolph Garlinghorst, and five sisters, Mrs. Carl Hamann, Mrs. Henry Lendt and the Misses Louisa, Agnes and Frieda Garlinghorst. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 o'clock at Littles Grove and the interment will be at Walcott.

     Smith N. Stevens, of 843 East Sixteenth street, died Sunday evening at 11 o'clock. He was born in Cannan, Litchfield county, Connecticut in 1820.
     Mr. Stevens was brought up on a farm, but for many years was engaged in the mercantile business. He was married in 1846 to Eliza F. Day, also of Cannan, Conn. In 1851 he went to California and in 1855 came to Iowa and located on a farm near Dixon in this county. He moved to Davenport in 1891 and for six years was collector of personal taxes for the city. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, one son Frank, and two daughters, Mrs. E. Painter and Mr. M. Spelletich, all of this county.
    The services will be held at the house on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be open to friends. The burial is to be at Oakdale and private.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 5, 1901

     Andrew Paul died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.D. Kepler, in Lincoln township, at the age of 88 years. He was born in Tyrone county, Ireland and came to Philadelphia in 1847. He came to Scott county April 10, 1866 where he has resided ever since. He is survived by three children: John of Stuart, Ia., David B. of Eldridge and Mrs. W.D. Kepler of Lincoln township. His wife died 16 years ago.
     The funeral will be held from the home of his daughter, Wednesday at 11 o'clock with the services at the Summit church, conducted by Rev. Moffatt.

Democrat & Leader Newspaper, July 6, 1931, Page 17
"Frank Snell, Former Shoe Merchant, Dies Sunday at Local Masonic Sanitarium"
Frank Leonard Snell, life resident of Davenport and former owner of the
S.B.&S. shoe store, died Sunday morning at 6:40 o'clock at the Masonic
sanitarium following a long illness.  He was 67 yars old.
Mr. Snell had been confined to the sanitarium for the past two years.  Prior
to his illness he made his home at Seventh and Scott streets.
Mr. Snell was a great lover of birds and collected them from all parts of the
world.  This collection at the time the largest in Iowa, Mr Snell donated  to
Vander Park.  There it was housed for many years in a building specially
constructed for the purpose.  In time, however many of the birds brought here
from the tropics died, and after atime the bird house at the park was
Mr. Snell was born September 23, 1863, in Davenport, where he received his
education.  He was married Aug. 5, 1906 to Mrs. Jean Russell Dort at Chicago.
 He was a member of Trinity Lodge, No. 228, A.F.&A.M; Davenport chapter, St.
Simon of Cyrene Commandery; Zarepath consistory; Kaaba temple and the order
of the Eastern Star.
Directly after completing his education Mr. Snell became a clerk in the
George Kerker grocery store here.  Two years later, in 1885 he became a
partner in the S.B.&S. Shoe Co.  A short time later he became the sole owner
of the business and remained in this capacity until 1926.
Surving besides the wife are one stepson, Russell Dort of Davenport, one
sister Mrs. Frank Kracke of Moline, Ill.
The body was taken to the Hill & Fredericks mortuary where funeral services
will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock under the auspices of  Trinity
Lodge, A.F. &A.M. burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 16, 1901


    At the home of her grand son, Ed Balch, 1228 Rock Island street, occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Balch at 2 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Balch was 77 years of age, being born Nov. 28, 1826. For a number of years she has been an invalid. She was a member of the Congregational church and has made her home with her grandson for a number of years.
     The funeral will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at which Dr. Rollins will officiate.

     At her home at LeClaire last evening at six o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. William Underholt, one of the old settlers of this county. For some years Mrs. Underholt has been in failing health and the end last evening was no surprise. She was 80 years of age and leaves two sons and one daughter. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the residence.

     At the home of her son early last evening occurred the death of Mrs. Finley Porter of Princeton. Mrs. Porter had gone to her son's home for a short call when, when suddenly she fainted and could not be recovered. Heart failure was the cause. The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Mary Furlong
     Mrs. William J. Furlong died at St. Anthony's hospital at 2:25 this morning after an illness of four weeks. She had been in a critical condition for the past few days and a fatal collapse was momentarily expected. When the end came the husband and relatives were at the bedside.
     Mrs. Furlong was born in Moline on July 1, 1871, and was 30 years of age. She was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Michael Foley, her maiden name being Mary Foley. She was married on June 17, 1895, to W.J. Furlong by Rev. Father Greve and St. Mary's Church in Moline. Besides the husband, two sons survive, William who will soon be four years old, and Joseph, seven months of age.
     A father and brother, two sisters and two brothers also mourn her loss. The brothers are Thomas and John Foley and the sisters are  Mrs. Thomas Karney and Mrs. Ellen Connell, all of Moline. The funeral services will be held Monday morning at the residence at 2123 Fourth avenue. The deceases was of a kindly and motherly disposition and was well known both in this city and Moline.

March 18, 1901


Mrs. Wm. Furlong is Buried at Calvary Cemetery
     The remains of Mrs. Wm. Furlong were buried at Calvary cemetery this morning. Services were held at St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock where Rev. Father Mackin conducted requiem mass. The pall-bearers were T.A. Pender, H.L. Wheelan, and Edward Naurrin of Rock Island, Edward McEniry, Dan McGraw and George Rank of Moline. The funeral was largely attended and floral offerings were beautiful and numerous.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
June 21, 1906

     Word comes to friends of the family of the death recently in Oakland, Cal., of Clarence T. Young, a former well-known Davenporter. Mr. Young was 52 years, was born and reared in Davenport, and left here about ten years ago for the West. He is survived by his wife and four children, the latter residing at various places in the West. He was a member of Calvary Baptist church, and was a brother of George Young, and connected with the Young Carriage works of which his brother was at the head, for many years. He left many friends here who will extend sympathy to the family.

     At 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the family home, one mile from the city limits on the Blue Grass road, occurred the death of Frederich J. Petersen, at the ripe age of 52 years.
     He was born in Germany and in 1866 came to America and direct to Davenport. He was employed at the Rock Island Plow works until last November, when he moved out to the farm. His wife Christina survives him.

     At 2 o'clock Monday morning at her home, 1044 West Third street, at the age of 32 years, occurred the death of Mrs. Jacob Lehre, the fatal ailment being consumption.

     At 7 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl H. Brus of 1655 Prairie street, occurred the death of Theodore H. Schuelte at the ripe old age of 87 years.
     Death was due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased was born in Germany, April 15, 1819 and in 1850 came to America and settled in St. Louis, where he resided for five years and then moved to Davenport. Mr. Schuelte had been married twice; to the first union five children were born and to the second one child. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Annie M. Schuelte of Davenport and Mrs. Carl H. Brus.

     At the home of his mother, 1226 Harrison, at 3:30 o'clock Monday morning, occurred the death of John T. McConnell, at the age of 39 years. Death followed a severe illness of two weeks' duration.
     The deceased was born and raised in this city, where he received his education, finishing at Griswold college. He was a stationary engineer by trade which position he held with several of the leading manufacturers of the city.

     Mrs. Katherine Boswell, a loving and devoted mother and wife of Oliver Boswell died at 8 o'clock Saturday evening at her residence 411 1/2 West Second street. Mrs. Boswell was a native of Canton, Fulton county, Illinois, having been born there 46 years ago. She has resided in Davenport for the past five years. Those left to mourn their loss besides the husband are four children, Mrs. Wm. Panzenhagen of Davenport, Lillian Boswell of Davenport, James of Geneseo, Ill. and Francis Boswell of Des Moines.

Quad City Times, 27 May 1998
John Heaton
  DAVENPORT - Services for John W.  Heaton, 77, of Davenport, will be 11:30
a.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport.  Burial will be in
Davenport Memorial Park.
  Visitation is 4 - 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.
  Mr. Heaton died Monday, May 25, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center East
Campus, Davenport.
  He had served 23 years on the Davenport Police Department.  He retired in
1978 as division chird.  From 1978 to 1981, he served as a chief deputy
sheriff for the Scott County Sheriff's Department.
  He was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Birmingham, Ala., to John W. and Constance
(Griffiths) Heaton.  He married Virginia Russell on May 29, 1947, at St.
John's United Methodist Church, Davenport.
  Mr. Heaton had served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
  He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport.  He also
was a member of Iowa Police Association Local 2, Iowa State Police
Association, Iowa Association of Chiefs of Police and Peace Officers,
Quad-City Council of Police Chiefs, International Narcotic Enforcement
Officers Association, Fraternal Lodge 221, Moose Lodge 28, American
Association of Retired Persons, Quad-City Times Plus 60 Club, Scott County
Iowa Genealogical Society.  John had a strong love for gardening and his
dog, Flash.
  Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
  Survivors include his wife; a son, John W. III and Pamela Heaton, Vienna,
Austria; a grandson, John W. Heaton IV, Vienna; a niece, Sandra Rogers,
Orlando, Fla.; and a nephew, R.J. Albright, Boring, Ore.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

QCTIMES.COM, 12/18/2001

Virginia Heaton

DAVENPORT -- Services for Virginia R. Heaton, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m.
Thursday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial
Park Cemetery. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mrs. Heaton
died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus,
Davenport. Virginia Rose Russell was born on July 13, 1920, in Davenport.
She graduated from Davenport High School in 1938. She married John W. Heaton
on May 29, 1947, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport. Mr.
Heaton died in 1998. She began her 31-year civil service career in 1946 at
the U.S. Weather Bureau, where she made live weather forecasts on local
radio. One of the pioneers of women in management, she retired in 1977 as
chief of office management and services at the Rock Island Arsenal. Mrs.
Heaton received a special merit award from the Association of Records
Managers and Administrators for saving millions of dollars by applying
information technology to records management. She was a member of St. John's
United Methodist Church, Davenport Policewives Auxiliary, Scott County Iowa
Genealogical Society, American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society, Women of
the Moose, Quad-City Times Plus 60 Club and American Association of Retired
Persons. She was a member of Business and Professional Women for more than
50 years. Virginia's hobbies include genealogy, travel, and her dog, Flash.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Survivors include a
son and daughter-in-law, John W. III and Pamela Heaton, and a grandson, John
W. Heaton IV, all of Atlanta, Ga.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

Quad-City Times, 20 Nov 1990

Claudine Russell
     DAVENPORT - Claudine S. Russell, 96, of 2502 E. 41st St., died Monday
at St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport.  Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Runge Mortuary, Davenport.  Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.
     Visitation will be 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. today.
     She was employed at Independent Baking Co., Davenport.
     Mrs. Russell was a member of Women of the Moose, Fraternal Order of
Eagles Auxiliary, Davenport Northwest Turners, Liedertafel, German-American
Pioneer Society of Scott County, Quad-City Plus 60 Club and Moline Senoir
Citizens Center.
     She was an avid dancer.
     Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
     Survivors include a daughter, Virginia (Mrs. John) Heaton, with whom
she resided; a grandson, John Heaton III, Dunwoody, Calif.; a
great-grandson, John Heaton IV, Dunwoody; a sister, Naomi Moore, Duarte,
Calif.; a brother, Wesley Benson, Davenport; and nieces and nephews.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

"Times Democrat Newspaper", Wed., 17 Aug 1965

     Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Runge Chapel for Louis
Faust, 76, who died Monday night in Mercy Hospital.  Burial will be in
Davenport Memorial Park.
     Born in Chicago, Mr. Faust was retired from Brammer Manufacturing Co.,
     Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Claudine Russell and Mrs. Loretta Vollmer,
both of Davenport, and Mrs. Naomi Moore, Los Angeles, Calif.; and brothers,
Arthur C. Faust and Wesley L. Benson, both of Davenport, and Harrison C.
Benson, Los Angeles.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

Times Democrat Newspaper,  27 Sept 1965

     Arthur C. Faust, 73, who had lived with his sister, Mrs.Lorretta
Volmer, 905 Marquette St., Davenport, died Sunday in Veterans Hospital, Iowa
City, IA after a brief illness.
     A veteran of World War I.  Mr. Faust had been a machinist.
     Other survivors are two other sisters, Mrs. Claudine Russell,
Davenport, and Mrs. Naomi Moore, Los Angeles, and two brothers, Wesley
Benson, Davenport, and Harrison Benson, Los Angeles.
     Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Runge Chapel, with
burial to be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.
     Visitation will be after noon Tuesday.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

Morning Democrat, 16 Feb 1954

                                                      MRS. JAMES W. KARR
     Final rites will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Runge chapel for
Mrs. James W. Karr, of Mississippi Point, Bettendorf, who died Monday at 7
a.m. in the home of her sister, Mrs. Claudine Russell, 1506 Harrison street,
Davenport, after a five - month illness.
     The Rev. H.H. Landdeck, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, Davenport, will
officiate, and burial will be in Oakdale cemetery.
     The former Lillian Maie Russell was born in Rock Island and married
James W. Karr in Geneseo in 1929.  Survivors include her husband; three sist
ers, Mrs. Russell and Mrs. Loretta Vollmer, both of Davenport, and Mrs.
Naomi Moore, Los Angeles; four brothers, Louis and Art Faust, both of
Davenport, Harrison C. Benson, Chicago, and Lawrence W. Benson, Davenport,
and her mother, Mrs. Emily Benson, Davenport.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

Times Democrat, 2 Mar 1973

James Karr
     James W. Karr, 65, of 229 Scott St., Davenport, died Thursday in
University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, after a month's illness.
     Services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Runge Chapel.  Cremation
will follow.
     Visitation is after 2 p.m. today at the mortuary.
     Mr. Karr was employed as a welder at Hawkeye Steel Fabricators,
Davenport, retiring five years ago.
     He was born in Ogden, Utah.
     There are no immediate survivors.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

Quad-City Times, 3 Sep 1980

Harrison Benson
     Harrison C. Benson, 74, of 517 Vale Apartments, Davenport, died Tuesday
at University Hospitals, Iowa City.
     Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

Davenport Democrat, 14 Dec 1942

     Mrs. Emilie J. Swenson, 3101 Keota avenue, a resident of Davenport for
the past 30 years, died at 4:10 a.m. Monday in Mercy hospital following
birth of a son last Wednesday.  Her child died shortly after birth.
     Mrs. Swenson was born March 12, 1910 in Burlington.  She was educated
in the Davenport schools and was married to Edwin O. Swenson on Oct. 20,
1940 in Davenport.  A member of the Zion Lutheran church, she was also
affiliated with the missionary society of the church.
     Surviving are the husband; her mother, Mrs. Emilie Benson, Davenport;
four sisters, Miss Claudine Russel, Mrs. James Karr and Mrs. Kenneth
Vollmer, all of Davenport, and Mrs. Naomi Moore, Los Angeles, Calif., and
four brothers, Louis Faust and Wesley L. Benson, both of Davenport, Art
Faust, Chicago and Pvt. Harrison C. Benson, Camp Lockborne, Columbus, Ohio.
Her father died in 1933.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Runge
chapel.  Burial will be in Oakdale cemetery.

Submitted by: Judy Zervas

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa

March 3,1901


     Hugh Garrett, an old resident of this city, died Thursday at his home
in Harper, Kan., aged 74 years.
     Mr. Garrett was born in the Isle of Man. Just when he came to America
or to this city is not known, but it is certain that he was here more than
40 years ago. He was a boot and shoe dealer, located for years on Second
street on the site of the present Moritz clothing house, and later still, he
moved to the town in which he died.
     Mr. Garrett was twice married. His first wife was a Painter, a resident
of this city. She died here in the 60's, and was buried in Oakdale. He was
married here some time before he left the city to Miss Georgiana, daughter
of the late J.A. Birchad of Pleasant Valley. She survives him. His only son,
Ben Garrett, an engineer in the service of the government, died late in
January in Porto Rico.
     A funeral service was held at Harper, it is supposed on Saturday. The
remains are to arrive here tomorrow morning and the burial will be made from
the Boies undertaking rooms at 9:30. Many of the older residents of this
city well remember Mr. Garrett and will be sorry to learn of his death.

     At the family home, 1324 Grand avenue, at 9 o'clock, Friday night
occurred the death of Mrs. Mary E. Miner, wife of L.B. Miner and a resident
of this city for over 30 years. Mrs. Miner had been ill only a few days,
from acute pneumonia. She was born in Philadelphia July 9, 1842 and was a
resident in Fulton, Iowa, at the time of her marriage, Feb. 2, 1865. She and
her husband soon came to Davenport and have resided here ever since.
     The deceased is survived by her husband and father, Andrew Smyth, three
sisters, Mrs. B.S. Gould, Mrs. A. Miner of Davenport and Mrs. Ira Yantis of
Fon du Lac, Wis., three sons, Andrew S and John A of Davenport and L.
Bayliss , Jr. of Del Rio, Tex. and a daughter, Flora B. of this city.
     The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the residence.

     The death of Mrs. Theresa Thoem occurred Friday afternoon at the St.
Louis house in this city. Mrs. Thoem was but 22 years of age, and was born
in Winfield township, this county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Jochimson. Her death bereaves her husband, George Thoem, to whom she was
married last May, and her parents and other relatives.
     The funeral will be held this afternoon with services at the St. Louis
house at 2 o'clock and burial in Fairmount cemetery.

     Thos. O'Meara died Friday afternoon at his home, 622 East Fourth
street. He was 62 years of age and had lived in this city over 40 years.
     The funeral will occur this afternoon with services at St. Anthony's

     The will of Abby A.G. Bennett of Davenport, filed for probate Saturday,
bequeaths all her property to her three daughters. The will was drawn April
15, 1885, and was witnessed by Electa and Eliza W. Brayton.

Saturday, March 31, 1901

     The death of Avery Miner, oldest brother of Lyman D. Miner of this city
and a former resident of Davenport, occurred at Omaha on Friday.
     The remains will arrive on Monday and burial will be at Oakdale.

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Monday, January 14, 1907


     John Harrington, one of the highly respected citizens of this city, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at the ripe old age of 84 years.
     Mr. Harrington was born in Ireland Dec 25, 1820 and came to America in 1849 and settled in Boston. Forty-seven years ago he came to Davenport, where he has been employed as a marble cutter. He was a widower and made his home at 618 Colorado avenue, with his grand-daughter, who kept house for him. For many years he was employed by the Schricker-Rodler company.
     The deceased is survived by a brother, Michael Harrington, well known in this city and also a marble cutter. Three sons, James and Bernard of Chicago, and Richard of Des Moines, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Flickenger, Mrs. Kate Alverston, and Mrs. Margaret Avitt of Chicago, mourn their loss, besides a sister, Mrs. Rose McLaughlin, of Davenport, who is 96 years of age. He also leaves two granddaughters, Bertie and Nellie Alverston.
     The funeral will be announced as soon as the relatives are communicated with.

     Andrew Karl, aged 90 years, died Saturday at midnight, at 735 East Sixth street, the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Eva Armil. He was born April 8, 1816, in Karlstadt, Sweden, was a shoemaker by trade, and a widower. He has lived in America since 1879. The funeral will be held  Tuesday afternoon, with interment in Oakdale cemetery. Rev. O.W. Ferm, the Swedish Lutheran minister, will officiate.

     Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson of 2312 Carey avenue are mourning the loss of their beloved son, Alvin, who passed away at 10:50 o'clock Sunday morning at the age of two years and seven months. Besides the parents he leaves two brothers, Clarence and Earl.
     The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the residence with interment in Oakdale cemetery.

     Word was received Sunday by Mrs. Sarah M. Saunders of 119 West Sixteenth street, announcing the death at Jersey City, N.J. of her niece, Mary B. Lippincott, after a long illness. The deceased may be remembered by some from her having spent the winter of 1881-'82 with her aunt in Davenport.

The Jones Funeral
     The funeral of Mrs. Addie M. Jones, whose death in Hot Springs, Ark., was told in the Democrat a few days ago, was held privately at 3 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. L.C. Lemon of St. John's M.E. church officiating, with interment in Oakdale cemetery.
     The four children of Mrs. Jones, Mrs. F.B. Holmes, Mrs. Cora Benson and Will and Homer Jones, accompanied the body from Hot Springs. Another surviving relative is Mrs. Will T. Cliff, 330 West Locust street.
     Mrs. Jones, whose maiden name was Addie Monrath, was born in Davenport Nov. 6, 1858, and was married here at the age of 18 years to Charles G. Jones, whose death occurred ten years ago. ..[do not have rest of article.]

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
June 11, 1907

     Michael D. O'Brien, for over 50 years a resident of Davenport, died at 3:05 o'clock Monday afternoon at the family home, 1016 Ripley street, at the ripe old age of 85 years, 5 months and 27 days. Mr. O'Brien was born in County Clare, Ireland, Dec. 16, 1821 and in 1850 came to America and to Michigan, where he made his home for two years. He was married in Cincinnati when he was 31 years of age to Mary Rock. In 1854 he came to his city and has resided here ever since.
     Mr. O'Brien is survived by a brother, Terrence, and a sister Mrs. Margaret Mulvihill. The funeral will be held at St. Anthonmy's church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning.

     The remains of Peter Jansen, whose death occurred at Norfolk, Neb., Saturday, arrived in Davenport this morning and the funeral was held at Pleasant Valley with interment in the Pleasant Valley cemetery. The deceased was 70 years of age at the time of his death.

     Mrs. Wilhelmina Koch nee Busch, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the family home in Eldridge after a long illness at the age of 73 years. She is survived by her husband, August Koch, four children, Mrs. Mary Fuller, Mrs. Lena Buethfuer, Mrs. Emelia Priess and Charles Berckhan. The funeral will be announced later.

Daily Times; March 18, 1901

Death of Christopher Wagner at 610 Eleventh Street.

     Christopher Wagner, who has resided in Rock Island since 1854, died at the home of his son, P.J. Wagner, No. 610 Eleventh street, last night at 6 o'clock.
     He was born June 28, 1812, at Hessen Darmstadt, Germany. He came to America in 1848 and settled at Waverly, Ohio. In 1854 he came to Rock Island, and had since made this city his home. His wife died April 11, 1895, and since then he had resided with his son. Three daughters preceded him to the grave, they being Mrs. L.V. Eckhart, Mrs. Maggie Hartman and Mrs. Henry Verich. The latter resided in Moline. Two sons survive. They are ex-Alderman P.J. Wagner, of this city and Christ Wagner of Montgomery, Ala.
     Mr. Wagner was possessed of considerable wealth. He was a member of the German Methodist church.


     Wm. Behm died last night at 9 o'clock at his home, two miles north of Durant, at the age of 51 years.
     He was born in Germany July 5, 1860, came to America when 7 years old and direct to Davenport, where he spent his school days. He then took up the occupation of a farmer which he has followed until the time of his death.
     He was married February 26, 1886, to Miss Lena Meckmann, who survives him. He is also survived by two daughers, Mrs. Emma Mohr and MMiss Emma Behm, two sons, John and Walter Behm, and an aged father, Johan Behm, four brothers, Henry, Charles, John and August, of Davenport, and one son-in-law, Julius Mohr.
     The funeral will be held at the late home, two miles north of Durant, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Holterman officiating. Burial will be in Walcott cemetery.

     Michael Marinan passed away last night at 6 o'clock at his home, 1808 West
Third street, at the age of 83 years.
     He was a native of Ireland and was born in the County of Claire, in 1828.
He spent his boyhood days in Ireland and when a young man came to Canada, in
1850. He lived in Quebec four years then came to Davenport. He was married in
1860 in St. Anthony's church to Bridget Marinan.
     When Mr. Marinan first came to Davenport he worked for the Rock Island as
foreman of the construction gang that built the trestle leading up to the
station. He then worked for years in the baggage room of the old Perry street
station. He has been retired for the last 20 years.
     He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Bridget Marinan, three daughters,
Mrs. Margaret Volz, Mrs. Catherine O'Conner and Mrs. Chas. Coen, one son,
Michael Marinan, two brothers, Cornelius M. and Martin Marinan, and two sisters,
Mrs. Peter Quinn and Mrs. Bridget Deloughery, all of Davenport.
     The funeral will be held Friday morning from the late residence, with
services in St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock. Very Rev. Mgr. Ryan will officiate.
Interment will be in Holy Family cemetery.

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
July 7, 1911

Mrs. Margaret Cotterall Had Been Citizen of Davenport for 50 Years
     Mrs. Margaret Cotterall, wife of Abraham Cotterall, and one of the oldest
residents of the city, passed away Thursday night at 11 o'clock at the home 1739
West Third street, after a short illness.
     She was born in County Claire, Ireland, and came to America in 1851. In
1856 she was married to Abraham Cotterall, and has lived here ever since. She is
survived by her husband, one son, John M. Cotterall, of Des Moines, and one
daughter, Mrs. H.H. Sievers, of St. Louis.
     The funeral will be held from the residence, 1739 West Third street, with
services at 8 o'clock at St. Mary's church Sunday morning. Interment will be
made at Holy Family cemetery.

I have taken a gravestone photo and her maiden name on stone is MARRINAN.

     Mrs. Mary Peck passed away at her home, 415 Lincoln avenue, Thursday
afternoon at 3:15 o'clock after a long illness, aged 60 years, 6 months and 12
days. She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., Dec 24, 1859. She was married in 1867
to Charles Lyman Peck at Decorah, Ia.
     For the past six months she has been living in Davenport. She is survived
by her husband, Charles Lyman Peck, one son, Will H. Peck of Chicago, and one
daughter, Mrs. Clyde C. Inman of Davenport. Mrs. Peck was a member of the
Episcopal church and all her life was a faithful Christian woman. She was
educated at McGregor, Ia.
     The remains will be taken to Decorah Saturday morning, where interment will
take place Saturday afternoon.

     Mrs. Dora Blunk, aged 79 years, died at Mercy Hospital Thursday afternoon
at 2 o'clock after a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Davenport for
the past 48 years, having come to America and direct to Davenport in 1853. She
was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1832.
     In 1858 she was married to Claus Henry Blunk who died in 1891. She leaves
one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Blunk, of this city.
     The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the Nissen &
Hartwig funeral parlors with burial in the City cemetery.

     Word has been received by County Recorder Frank Holm of the death of his
uncle, Gustave Holm, at Marengo, who passed away Wednesday afternoon at a ripe
old age. Surviving are the widow Mrs. Jennie Holm and two children, Agnes and
Eziekiel. Mr. Holm was a member of the 44th Illinois Regimental band, which
served in the civil war and for a longtime was justice of the peace at Marengo.

Brandt Funeral
     The funeral of Juergen F Brandt, who died Wednesday evening, will take
place from the home, 324 West Second street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The body will be incinerated in the Davenport crematorium.
     Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Johanna Maria Brandt; four children, Mrs.
Dora Welzenbach, Rudolph Brandt, Adolph Brandt, and Mrs. Nettie Lunau; and a
son-in-law, P.H. Lunan. There are also three grandchildren, Raymond Leon and
Harold Welzenbach; two brothers, Christian and Carl Brandt, and one sister, Mrs.
Christina Thorsen.

Meyer Funeral
    The funeral of Lester S. Meyer, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Meyer, who
died Tuesday, was held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home, two miles
north of Maysville, with interment in the Maysville cemetery.
     The pallbearers were Christ Rock, William Koberg, W.C. Fahrenkrug and J.C.

Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott Co, Iowa
22 Oct 1911


     Mrs. Louisa Burmeister, nee Frick, died at the home of her son, Julius Burmeister, 813 West Seventeenth street, Saturday afternoon at 2:10 o'clock after an illness of several weeks' duration.
     The deceased was born in Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, Nov. 15, 1825, making her 85 years of age at the time of her death. She as reared in Germany, where she lived until 1857 when she came to America and direct to Davenport, where she has since resided. In May of that year she was united in marriage to John Burmeister, who passed away in 1868.
     Those who survive to mourn her death are four children: Mrs. William Greummer, Julius Burmeister, and Misses Mary and Lizzie Burmeister.
     The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, 813 West Seventeenth street, followed by interment in Fairmount cemetery.

     John Looney, a well known farmer of Scott county, passed away at his home, two miles northwest of Long Grove, Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock after a lingering illness, at the age of 88 years.
     He was born in Ireland in 1823 and has been a resident of Scott county for 41 years. His wife, Mrs. Mary Looney, died Sept. 19, 1903. The deceased is survived by three sons, Jerry, John, and Edward Looney, and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kane, and Miss Julia Looney.
     Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday morning, with services at St. Anne's church, Long Grove. Interment will be in St. Anne's church yard.

The tombstone of Mr. Looney says he was born in Co. Cork.

Scott Funeral.
     Funeral services for the late Mrs. Rufus Irving Scott were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home, 710 Kirkwood boulevard. Dr. Coffman of the First Presbyterian church officiating. The services at the grave in Oakdale cemetery were private.
     Those who acted as pallbearers were : Dr. George Middleton, Wilbur Spencer, Harry Spencer, John Tanner, N.Godfrey, and Horace Roberts.

Sherwood Funeral.
     The funeral of Edward Sherwood was held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home 416 West Second street. Burial was in Fairmount cemetery.

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Thurs., 11 Feb 1909, pg. 9
The Dowell Funeral.
  The funeral of George Dowell will be held from the late home, 628 East Tenth street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment will be at Oakdale.
  Christian Bauer died this morning in the boarding house conducted by John Wittrock at 631 West Second street.  Baer had not been thought to be seriously ill when he went to bed Wednesday evening but when his roommate, Jergen Hartwig, called him this morning, he found him dead.  Mr. Bauer was born in Germany but had been in American <sic> about 30 years, making his home at the above address.  He was 50 years of age and had no relatives in America.
  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Runge's undertaking parlors, with interment in Fairmount cemetery.
     Mrs. Margaretha Evers, aged 78 years and 3 months, died at her home, 1906 West Fifth, at 4:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  She was born in Krimpel, near Lunden, Germany, and was married in 1859 to Fritz Evers, at that place.  They came to America in 1867 and direct to Davenport.  Her husband died in 1897, but she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Katharine Ost [sic.] and Mrs. Naemi Peters, and a brothers, Juergen Bojens.
     The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the home.  Interment will be in Fairmount cemetery.
The Stuhr Funeral.
  The funeral of Wilhelm Stuhr was held from the residence, 715 West Fourth street, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  The services were taken in charge by Scott Lodge, No. 37, I.O.O.F., and the Northwest Davenport Liedertafel, Johannes Kroeger spoke and the Liedertafel sang at the house.  Interment was in Fairmount cemetery.  Three numbers from Scott Lodge and three from the Liedertafel acted as pall bearers.
Davenport Democrat and Leader, Mon., 15 Feb 1909, p. 9
The Peters Funeral.
  Scott lodge, No. 37, I.O.O.F., had charge of the funeral services of Jacob Peters, held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Nissen & Hartwig's undertaking parlors.  Claus Ohland of the lodge officiated.  The pallbearers were J. Fulsher, E. Malchau, H. Joens, H. Hass, W. Freese and H. Bendixen.  Interment was in City cemetery.
The Bauer Funeral.
  The funeral of Chris Bauer was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Runge's undertaking parlors.  The following employes of the Davenport Ice company, where Mr. Bauer had worked during the past six years, acted as pall bearers: George Albrecht, Nels Larsen, John Jones, Herman Oelrich, Dick Oelrich and C.A. Behrens.
The Randall Funeral.
  Matthew Randall, who died Saturday at Scott county hospital, was buried Sunday morning at 10 o'clock in Oakdale cemetery.  The funeral was held from Runge's undertaking parlors.
The Anderson Funeral.
  Mrs. Mary Belle Anderson, who lived for many years on a farm near Buffalo, was buried Sunday in Rose Hill cemetery.  The funeral services were held in the Buffalo church, with Rev. Burkley officiating.  The pallbearers were Wm. E. Long, Jence C. Petersen, Andrew Richlin, Herman Meyers, W.C. Sauer and J. Andrews.
The Evers Funeral.
     The funeral of Mrs. Margaretha Evers, who died last Wednesday, was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, 1906 West Fifth street.  Johannes Kroeger spoke at the home and at the grave in Fairmount cemetery.  The pallbearers were Christ Frahm, Fritz Heim, Christ Witt, Sylvester Lartzer, Carson Wessel and Detlef Steffen.

Submitted by Judy Zervas

Davenport Democrat, Wed. January 18,1911 Page 4


Dr. A.C.Moore

One of the pleasant and uplifting memories of those who have lived in Davenport for the past decade will be active and virile and scholarly pastor of the Edwards Congregational Church, who(se) labors here ended some eighteen months ago when he was stricken by the illness from which release came to him last night. Dr. Moore came to Davenport in 1903. it was at once realized that a new force had been added to the ministerial circle of Davenport. Dr. Moore lived in the world all the time, and not apart from it. He dealt with public questions from the pulpit, making short pulpit editorials a prelude to his Sunday evening sermons and in single sermons and in series of addresses taking up questions that covered the range of good citizenship, right living, the personal and Christian life. The kindergartens, the playgrounds, all the movements that were for the general good, had all his strength behind them. His summers were largely devoted to the (Chataquas?). Withal, his pastoral work was never neglected, and it was reluctantly, and not until his illness had lasted a year, that the church allowed the pastoral relation to be severed.

Dr. Moore's connection with masonry should not go unmentioned. At the gatherings of the craft there was no more popular speaker, for his ideals were high as his methods were practical. He was an all-square man. The real sorrow came when he was stricken, and it became plain that his life's work was finished. Now that he answered the call that comes to all, his friends in every part of the city will pause to express their gratitude that he walked by their side for a season.

Highlights from page 14 the same edition, same day:

Dr. Moore passed away at 11:15 o'clock Tuesday night (Jan.17,1911) at the family home 637 E. 15th from cerebral apoplexy due to weakening of blood vessels caused by sunstroke on 8/10/1909.

He was born at Sheddon, Ontario February 16,1860 the son of William Moore of Irish ancestry and Susan Moore of English descent. He married Dec. 19,1882 to Carrie, the daughter of Rev. O.G. and Clarissa Callmore. The had two children, Frances Evelyn born June 6,1884 in Canada. She drowned June 4,1903 in Chicago. and son Charles Herbert. He also has two brothers, George E. Moore of Cordova, Tennessee and L.C.Moore of Canada. His niece, B.H.Cheney of Winthrop, Iowa helped nurse him through his sickness.

This article was found in response to a query posted by Ron Norris

Note: I also found he was buried in Oakdale Cemetery lot 8,bk/17 Davenport, Iowa. His wife Carrie is also buried there.

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Monday July 11, 1904


At her home 903 West Fourteenth Street, at 5 o'clock on Sunday Morning (07/10/04) at the age of 66 years, 6 months, and 4 days occurred the death of Mrs. Frederick JAGER, nee SALTZIDER.

The deceased was a native of Germany and the wife of Jochim JAGER, who survives her with five children, John, Charles and Henry JAGER and Mrs. Henry NEWMANN, nee JAGER and Mrs. Minnie KRIMSCHELLER [sic "KREMHELLER"], nee JAGER. A sister, Mrs. Christiane ALBRECHT, nee SALTZIDER also mourns her loss.

The funeral will be held from the late residence, 903 West Fourteenth Street at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with internment at Fairmount Cemetery"

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, May 3, 1916, Wednesday


"Obituary: At 1:15 this afternoon, at the late home, 732 West Fourteenth Street occurred at the death of Mrs. Freda Wilhelmina JAGER after a lingering illness. She was born February 11, 1844 in Preuss-Pommern, Germany, coming to this country with her parents in 1863. Fifty years ago, she was united in marriage to Chris JAGER in Davenport. He preceded her in death two years ago. She is survived by the following children: William, Robert, Frank, Otto, Carl, and Harry JAGER all of Davenport. Freda, Lily, and Mrs. C.H. WORLEY of Davenport and Mrs. F.C. AST of Silvis. One Sister, Mrs. Mary BEUGGE, and one brother, Fred MEIER, both of Davenport also survive. The funeral will be announced later."

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, May 4, 1916, Thursday.

"The funeral of Mrs. Freda Wilhelmina JAGER will be held from the home, 722 West Fourteenth Street at 2:30 o'clock Sunday Afternoon. Internment will be at Oakdale."

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, May 8, 1916, Monday

excerpted from Funeral notice of Freda Wilhelnina JAGER
Grandsons - Pallbearers: Richard, Robert, Clyde, William, Elmer, and Christian JAGER. Oakdale.

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Friday Evening, January 20, 1899


"The death of Henry J. HITE occurred at Donahue Thursday Morning (01/19/1899), after 43 years of residence in Scott County. The deceased was in his 85th year and was a native of Pennsylvania. He was twice married and is survived by nine children, of whom four live in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, and five in this vicinity - Mrs. A. J. MURRAY of Jamestown, Rolland C. and Louis S. of Donahue, William and Mrs. J. M. THOMIS of Davenport. The funeral will be at Donahue at 10 o'clock, Saturday morning with internment at Allen's Grove Cemetery."

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, July 20, 1904, Wednesday


"The death of Lottie D. UPSON, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank JAEGER. The deceased was 12 years, nine months and 21 days of age at the time of her death. The cause of death was a complication of nervous disorders. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon from the late home. Internment will take place at Oakdale."

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, July 25, 1904, Monday

Article re: Winfield Scott UPSON who attempted suicide after the death of 13 (sic) year old daughter by his first wife - now Mrs. JAEGER. He had been in prison for assaulting Mrs. JAEGER with a hatchet.

Don McLatchie Jefferson, TX

Democrat 1 July 1924 page 15

The Parker Funeral

Funeral services for Charles Wesley Parker were held from the home of the daughter, Mrs. Cewe in LeClaire. Rev. J.T. Stewart officiated at the home and the grave in Rosehill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Arthur Newton, Arthur Dawley, George Brown, James Brown, J.A. Meyer, and Charles Clark.

Democrat 5 Jan 1920 page 16

Old Resident of LeClaire Passes Away
Mrs. Sarah Gordon Parker Sucumbs to Brief Illness

Mrs. Sarah Gordon Parker, a resident of this place for almost 60 years passed away Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at her home her after a brief illness.

Miss Sarah Gordon was born in Rushville, Ill., June 27, 1855 and came to LeClaire when a small child. She was married to Charles W. Parker June 27,1878, who survives. Seven children were born of this union, all of whom survive. They are Frank of Rapid City, Ill., Carl of Bronson, Kansas, Gordon of Montana, Mrs. Mary Speer of LeClaire, Mrs. Olivia Cewe, Mrs. Inola Rolfs of Mullan, Idaho and Mrs. Ruth Callister of Davenport.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Democrat 6 Jan 1920 page 15

Parker Funeral Private

Funeral Services for Mrs. Sarah Gordon Parker who passed away Sunday at her home in LeClaire, will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at LeClaire, and will be strictly private. Interment will take place in the LeClaire Cemetery.

From the Democrat and Leader 10 Nov 1902:

     At his home, 100 West 9th Street at 9 o'clock this morning after a brief illness due to the decadence of old age, occurred the death of Hans Goettsch, father of Patrol Driver, Henry Goettsch, in the 7th (typo?) year and 27th day of his age. 
   The deceased was born in Probstel, Germany and came here in 1861 with his wife and family. A year ago last spring the deceased celebrated his golden wedding. His wife passed away Sept. 22 of this year.
    Seven sons survive, viz: Henry, the patrol driver, Jochim, Julius, William, Ernst, John, and Herman Goettsch, all of this city.
     The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence with interment at Fairmount Cemetery.

Dated 10-12-1909

Jochim N. Goetsch died at 6:30 o'clock last evening at Mercy hospital where he had been confined by illness for ten days. He ws born in Germany January 4, 1859, and was 50 years, 8 months and 28 days old. He came to America, directly to Davenport, with his parents when he was 4 years old, and lived here ever since. Recently he had been employed as a bartender for Carl Ziebarth and Paul Berndt. Besides his wife, Amelia Goetsch, nee Schnoor, he leaves three daughters, Clara and Doris at home, and Mrs. Alma Martens of Chicago, two sons, Willie and Rudolph, and six brothers: William, Ernest, Henry, Herman, Hans and Julius, all of Davenport. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 932 Warren Street, with interment in Fairmount cemetery.

From the Democrat and Leader Dec. 22, 1905:

John H. Hoehn Dies Suddenly

John H. Hoehn, an old and well known citizen of this city, was stricken with apoplexy on the corner of Warren and Second Streets this afternoon and death resulted almost instantaneously. The fatal stroke came about 2 o'clock, when Mr. Hoehn was enjoying an afternoon walk. He fell face forward and was picked up by passers by and taken into Matzen's Meat Market on the northwest corner of second and Warren streets. Constable Rumsey was notified and took charge of the remains which were removed to the Runge Undertaking parlors.

The deceased was about 70 years of age and has resided in Davenport for many years. He was a carpenter by trade but recently was engaging in the grocery business on Gaines Street. His home was at 522 Warren St. He is survived by 4 children.


From the Democrat and Leader Dec. 24,1905:


John H. Hoehn, whose death occured Friday afternoon from heart failure, was born in Arresberg-Thuermgel, Saxony, Oct. 20, 1828, and in the year 1842 came to America with his parents and settled near St. Louis. He was married to Miss Mary Wiegand in 1854 and came to Davenport in the year 1856 and resided here with his family ever since. He was formerly a carpenter and for a number of years was a foreman for Franklin Kirk and other early contractors. In 1863 he went into the grocery business and followed it for 25 years. The store is now located at Eighth and Gaines Streets and is occupied by Jansen and Stolie.

Mr. Hoehn's wife died 18 years ago and he retired in the year 1890. He was honored by being trustee for a number of years and was known as "honest John". He had temperate habits and was worthy of example. He is survived by 4 children, John L., Mrs. G.H. Knostman, Lizzie, at home and Edward W. of St. Paul and 5 grandchildren, John W., George H., Ralph E. Knostman, Edward H., and W. Henry Hoehn.

He also has 2 brothers living, Henry of Alton, Ill., and Fred of Santa Clara, Calif. Mr. Hoehn was in the best of health until the last 2 years and while enjoying a walk on Friday afternoon was overcome with heart failure and died.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 522 Warren St. Rev. Moeller will officiate at the home and grave in Oakdale Cemetery where interment will be made. All friends of the family are invited to be present.


From the Democrat and Leader- Dec. 29, 1905:

John H. Hoehn Will is Filed.

Instrument Divides Property Up Well and Gives it to Various Relatives

The last will and testament of the late John H. Hoehn was filed for probate with the clerk of the district court by attorneys Ficke and Ficke late Thursday afternoon. Mr. Hoehn is the man who dropped dead while walking along the street a few days ago. In his will he divides a large amount of property among his children and grandchildren. Edward W. Hoehn is named as executor of the Instrument and exempted from giving bond. The instrument bears the date Nov. 15, 1904.