|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1859|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1936|
Sycamore True Republican newspaper of Nov. 7, 1936
Mrs. Wells was born Juda, WI and moved with family to Rock Grove, IL. Married W. W. Wells at Freeport, IL and came to Sycamore in 1904. She was a member of the German Lutheran Church in Rock Grove. She is remembered as a woman of sterling worth.
Mrs. Ida Wells, Formerly of Rock Grove - November 3, 1936
Mrs. Ida Wells, 77, who formerly made her home in Rock Grove, died yesterday at Sycamore, Ill……Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Rock Grove Lutheran church. Rev. H. O. Zimmerman will officiate assisted by Rev. E. O. Fehr and Rev. Mr. Bernhardt…….Mrs. Wells, whose maiden name was Ida Bennehoff, was born at Juda, Wis., on July 26, 1859. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bennehoff. One Jan. 28, 1886, she was united in marriage to William Wells. Decedent spent her girlhood at Juda, the family afterward moving to Rock Grove, where Mrs. Wells made her home for eighteen years. For thirty-two years she had lived at Sycamore. She was confirmed in the Lutheran church in 1886……Of the five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Wells, survivors are: Ralph and Marvin Wells, of Sycamore; Mrs. Maud Thompson of Rockford and Mrs. Ren Merritt, of Sycamore. The husband also survives, as do two brothers, Charles Bennehoff of Rock Grove, and Wesley Bennehoff of Freeport; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Wallace, of Rock Grove, Mrs. Effie Moyer, of Freeport. There are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
MRS. W. W. WELLS DIES ON TUESDAY
Citizen Summoned Tuesday at Home in Sycamore - Was Native of Juda, Wis. and Lived for Many Years at Rock Grove, Ill......Funeral services for Mrs. W. W. Wells, who died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home in Center Cross street, were conducted at 10:30 o'clock this Friday from the late home and __ o'clock at Rock Grove, where interment was made……Ida Jane Bennehoff, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bennehoff, was born July 26, 1889, at Juda, Wis. The removed later to Rock Grove, Ill……Miss Bennehoff was united in marriage to W. W. Wells on Jan. 28, 1886. They came to Sycamore from Rock Grove in 1904. Mrs. Wells was a member of the German Lutheran church in Rock Grove.……Surviving are the husband and four children, Mrs. Maude Thompson who lives in Rockford, Ralph Wells, Marvin Wells and Mrs. Lorena Merritt of Sycamore.
William Warner Wells (1862 - 1941)*
Lorena Wells Van Wie (1898 - 1988)*
Rock Grove Cemetery
Maintained by: Jan (Bechtold) Pellmann
Originally Created by: Orrin Merritt III
Record added: Nov 04, 2012
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