|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1827|
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 1907|
Pioneer of County Expires in Chicago
Mrs. O. D. Weaver, Of Dakota, Succumbs While Visiting Her Son.
Octogenarian Who Had Resided In This County Almost Seventy Years
Village of Cedarville was Laid Out by Father of Deceased--Funeral at Dakota Village Thursday Afternoon
Mrs. Harriet Weaver, wife of O. D. Weaver, of Dakota, died at the home of her son, O. S. Weaver, Jr., in Chicago yesterday afternoon between the hours of 3 and 4 o'clock. She had gone to Chicago on the fifth of the present month for a visit and was taken sick the next day. A blood vessel in the left lung broke and was the ultimate cause of her death. With her at the time of her death were her husband and children, Mrs. M. P Furnier, Mrs. Orlando Peck [Beck], S. A. Weaver and O. D. Weaver, Jr. The remains were brought to Freeport on the afternoon Northwestern train and were transferred to the Milwaukee road and taken to the home in Dakota.
The deceased was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5, 1827, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ilgin [Ilgen], whose ancestors fought in the Revolutionary war. George Ilgin, father of the deceased, laid out the village of Cedarville, which in an early day competed with Freeport for the honor of the county seat. She came to this county with her parents when she was but eleven years old, and has made Stephenson county her home since that time. On the fourth day of June, 1846, she was united in marriage to O. D. Weaver, also an early settler of this county. For a period of two years after their marriage they made their home at Cedarville and then moved to a farm in Dakota township where they lived until twenty-five years ago when Mr. Weaver retired from active work and they have lived in the village of Dakota since.
The sixty-first anniversary of the wedding of the aged couple was celebrated on the fourth of this month. The following day she was prevailed upon to go to Chicago to visit her son, O. D. Weaver, Jr. The day after her arrival there the blood vessel in her lung broke, and since that time she has been unable to leave her bed. Her husband and children were notified and some of them went to Chicago, where they remained until the end.
For many years the deceased had been identified with the Methodist church, in which she had always been an active worker. She was held in the highest esteem by those who had been her neighbors for so many years. She was a christian woman in every sense of the word, and demonstrated by her life that she was a christian not only in word but in deed as well. Coming here in an early day she was well known throughout the county, and her reminiscences of the early history of the county and vicinity are very interesting, and her memory on these points, up to the time of her last illness, was exceptionally clear.
Surviving her are her husband and eight children. There were nine, but one died several years ago. The living children are: Mrs. M. P. Furnier, Emmetsburg, Iowa; Mrs. J. C. Butterfield, North Yakima, Wash.; Mrs. A. T. McIlhenney, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Orland Beck, Rock Rapids, Iowa; S. A. Weaver, Dakota, Ill.; G. A. Weaver, Freeport, Ill.; George I. Weaver, Rockford, Ill., and O. D. Weaver, Jr., Chicago. It is not expected that any of the children from a distance will be here for the funeral other than those who were with her at the time of her death.
The funeral will be held from the late home in the village of Dakota tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Holloway, of the Dakota Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be at the Dakota cemetery. The four sons and two of the oldest grandchildren will act as pallbearers.
Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, IL) 26 Jun 1907
George Daniel Ilgen (1799 - 1864)
Maria Eva Musser Ilgen (1799 - 1870)
Onesimus D. Weaver (1825 - 1912)*
Sultan Armenium Weaver (1851 - 1923)*
Murrah P. Weaver McCarty (1858 - 1941)*
George I. Weaver (1860 - 1940)*
Minerva Lila Weaver Beck (1868 - 1940)*
William Emmanuel Ilgen (1822 - 1894)*
Henrietta Ilgen Weaver (1827 - 1907)
Ludwig Thomas Ilgen (1829 - 1915)*
Anna Barbara Ilgen Hitz (1833 - 1903)*
David Moser Ilgen (1838 - 1918)*
Daniel George Ilgen (1840 - 1900)*
Benjamin Franklin Ilgen (1842 - 1912)*
Mary Elizabeth Ilgen Kahley (1848 - 1923)*
Created by: NkNMOORE
Record added: Jun 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54095042