The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic Nov. 23, 1923
OBITUARY: MRS. ANTONIE KAISER: Antonie Seidler was born in Engen Baden, Germany, Feb.2, 1836 and passed peacefully away at her home in Monmouth, Ill on Nov.17th at the ripe old age of 86 years, 9 months and 15 days. In 1854 she immigrated to America in a sailing ship, the trip across the Atlantic requiring five weeks.
In 1862 she was married to Nikodem Kaiser, a school class mate who was exactly one year older to the day. They were married at the home of Frank Fowler and then moved to what was then known as Young America, now known as Kirkwood. Here eight children were born and of these three died in infancy and one daughter, Caroline, died in 1908. The husband and father died in 1881. There remains surviving her three sons: Charles R. of Stronghurst, Louis A., a captain in the U.S. Navy now stationed in Galveston, Texas and William B. at LaHarpe. One daughter, Sophie with whom she made her home, lives in Monmouth. She also leaves surviving twelve grandchildren.
In 1894 Mrs. Kaiser moved to Monmouth and that has been her home ever since. Funeral services were held at the home in Monmouth with interment in the Kirkwood Cemetery.
HONORED AT KNOX COLLEGE: Miss Mary Dixson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Dixson, has recently been honored at Knox College. She was chosen song leader of the girls of the college, an office which carries with it much responsibility and requires a student with real leadership ability. Under the direction of the song leader, the girls sing at college games and contests and provide music for special events during the year. At present they are planning to serenade the faculty and friends of the college with Christmas carols before the holidays. A chorus of girls dressed in white and bearing candles will waken the new girls in the dormitory the morning before they go home for Christmas vacation by singing carols. This custom has long been observed at Knox and is an event to which every girl looks forward.
DIED: Beulah E. Morey, daughter of W. F. Morey, died at the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa on Nov. 21st. Funeral services will be held from White's Undertaking Parlors at Monmouth. The deceased was born in Stronghurst, Ill. Aug. 30, 1894.
WEDDING BELLS: Mr. Theodore Gerveler and Miss Vesta Wilson of Fort Madison, Iowa were married at that place on Nov. 16th. The bride's mother, Mrs. Sarah Wilson of that city gave a reception dinner for the newly weds with only near relatives of the bride being present. The couple will make their home in Fort Madison where the groom is employed.
OLENA OBSERVATIONS: Several in the area were married in different towns; on Nov.15th Miss Violet Lant and Mr. Robert Sullivan were joined in wedlock in the First Methodist Church in Galesburg. On Saturday evening, Mr. Keith Hicks and Miss Eula Charter, both of the Olena neighborhood were married last Saturday evening by Rev. W. H. Cross at the Christian parsonage in this city. Mr. and Mrs. C. Burrell were the accompanying witnesses. Mr. Sam McCartney's pupils of the Olena School gave a very creditable entertainment followed by a box social. At the Heisler School Miss Thelma Peterson and her pupils gave an entertainment and box supper which was largely attended. There was no school in the village last Friday as the teacher was taking the teachers' examination was in Oquawka. Mrs. Charles Fosher, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.J.Johnson, was recently operated on in the Burlington Hospital for the removal of her tonsils. It was discovered that she had symptoms of tubercular trouble. She is expecting to leave soon for treatment in Iowa City and if not greatly benefited there will probably go to Arizona. Word was received that Wm. Coffman of Carman was quite critically ill at his home in that village.