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Joseph Wenger[1]

Male 1864 - 1948  (83 years)


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  • Name Joseph Wenger 
    Born 19 Jun 1864  Saint Louis, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 53683 
    Died 11 May 1948  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • JOSEPH WENGER DIES FROM HEART AILMENT


      JOSEPH WENGER, WHO FOR MANY YEARS HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF FAIRBURY AND VICINITY, PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME ON SOUTH FOURTH STREET TUESDAY MORNING AT 7:15 O’CLOCK, FOLLOWING A TEN-DAY ILLNESS WITH A HEART AILMENT. HE WAS AGED 83 YEARS, TEN MONTHS AND 23 DAYS.


      MR. WENGER WAS BORN IN ST. LOUIS, FRANCE, JUNE 19, 1864, A SON OF JOHN AND MARY (STAUFFER) WENGER. HE GREW TO YOUNG MANHOOD IN HIS NATIVE COUNTRY, COMING TO THE UNITED STATES WHEN 20 YEARS OF AGE, AND HAD RESIDED IN THIS CITY AND VICINITY SINCE THAT TIME.


      ON OCTOBER 3, 1888, IN PONTIAC, HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO ELISA SUTTER. SHE SURVIVES TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: JOHN, OF CHATSWORTH; MRS. ELSIE WAIBEL, LOUIS WENGER AND HARRY WENGER, OF FORREST; RAYMOND AND ELMER WENGER, OF FAIRBURY. THERE ARE ALSO 13 GRANDCHILDREN AND THREE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. THREE DAUGHTERS AND A SON PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. MR. WENGER WAS THE LAST OF HIS FAMILY.


      FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON AT TWO O’CLOCK AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. INTERMENT WILL BE IN GRACELAND CEMETERY.



      THE DEATH OF THE WENGER’S FARM HAND

      RUDOLPH KUNZ 1877 - 1903


      DEATH BY SUNSTROKE


      RUDOLPH KUNZ EXPIRED SUDDENLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 3:30 WHILE WORKING IN THE HAY FIELD. THE DECEASED WAS IN THE EMPLOY OF JOSEPH WENGER AND HE AND MR. WENGER WERE WORKING TOGETHER IN THE FIELD JUST WEST OF THE HOME A MILE AND A HALF EAST OF FAIRBURY. MR. WENGER WAS ON THE WAGON AND RUDOLPH WAS PITCHING TO HIM. AT THE LAST STOP THE WAGON MADE MR. WENGER NOTICED THAT KUNZ WAS ACTING A LITTLE QUEER AND ASKED HIM IF HE WAS SICK. RUDOLPH ANSWERED NO, AND TOLD HIM TO DRIVE ON. MR. WENGER STARTED UP THE TEAM AND LOOKING BACK SAW KUNZ TAKE A FEW STEPS, STAGGER AND FALL. HE JUMPED DOWN OFF THE WAGON AND RAN TO HIM BUT HE WAS APPARENTLY LIFELESS. MR. WENGER RAN FOR WATER AND ASSISTANCE AND SUMMONED DR. G. C. LEWIS FROM TOWN, BUT ALL EFFORTS WERE FRUITLESS AS DEATH MUST HAVE BEEN INSTANTANEOUS/ CORONER SLYDER CAME OVER FROM PONTIAC SATURDAY MORNING AND HELD AN INQUEST WITH THE FOLLOWING JURYMEN. DR. G. C. LEWIS, FOREMAN, DR. N. M. OTIS, DR. A. H. THATCHER, N. E. FULTON, HENDERSON FUGATE AND HENRY REMMERS. JOSEPH WENGER AND AMEL HUBER WERE THE WITNESSES EXAMINED AND THEIR TESTIMONY WAS SUBSTANTIALLY RELATED ABOVE. MR. WENGER STATED THAT EACH TIME THEY WENT TO THE HOUSE WITH A LOAD OF HAY THAT RUDOLPH WOULD PLUNGE HIS HEAD INTO A BUCKET OF COLD WATER. THE VERDICT OF THE JURY WAS DEATH BY SUNSTROKE. THE DECEASED WAS BORN IN KUNSUACHT, KANTON, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, APRIL 16, 1877, AND CAME TO AMERICA ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. HE HAS WORKED FOR MR. WENGER SINCE HE CAME HERE AND WAS A HARD WORKER AND IT WAS SAID THAT HE COULD DO ALMOST TWO MEN’S WORK HE WAS SO STRONG. HE HAD NO RELATIVES IN THIS COUNTRY AND CORONER SLYDER TOOK CHARGE OF HIS FEW BELONGINGS AND WILL SEND WHAT IS LEFT AFTER PAYING THE FUNERAL EXPENSES TO HIS PEOPLE IN SWITZERLAND. THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SATURDAY MORNING AT 10 O’CLOCK AT THE HOME OF MR. AND MRS. JOSEPH WENGER, REV. SIMON BAECHLOR OFFICIATING AND THE REMAINS WERE LAID TO REST IN THE FAIRBURY CEMETERY.
    Person ID I53504  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father John Wenger 
    Mother Mary Stauffer 
    Family ID F21523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Sutter,   b. 25 Dec 1868, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1954  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1888  Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Mary Wenger,   b. 24 Apr 1890, Weston, McLean, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1917, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. Mathilde Wenger,   b. 31 Aug 1891, Weston, McLean, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1900  (Age 8 years)
     3. John J. Wenger,   b. 21 May 1894, Weston, McLean, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1988, Piper City, Ford, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Alma E. Wenger,   b. 1 Jun 1898, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1917, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     5. Elsie Anna Wenger,   b. 3 Jun 1900, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1980, Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Louis Benjamin Wenger,   b. 31 Mar 1902, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1987  (Age 84 years)
     7. Raymond Lester Wenger,   b. 10 Jun 1903, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1980  (Age 76 years)
     8. Joseph Wenger,   b. 12 Sep 1905,   d. 3 Sep 1907  (Age 1 years)
     9. Elmer Ernest Wenger,   b. 22 Mar 1907, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1994, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Harry Herman Wenger,   b. 8 Apr 1910, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1987, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2016 14:48:01 
    Family ID F21427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S741] The Sutter Family.

    2. [S747] The Wenger Family.