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Lydia Caroline Heimburger Reifsteck
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Birth: May 13, 1890
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1929
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

She was born on 13 May 1890 in Somer Township, Champaign County, Illinois. Her parents were Andrew Heimburger and Katherine Marie Ziegler. She had 9 siblings, however only 5 survived (Minnie (Heerdt), Mary (Grierson), Christine (Hampel), Andrew, Sadie (Reifsteck). Four siblings died as children (George, Laura, Sarah, and Kathryn)

She was a faithful member of St. Peters Evangelical Church in Champaign. She was also a member of the Women's Society, Ladies Aid Society and Adult Sunday School Class of the Church.

In her early years she lived on the family farm in Somer Township, just north of Champaign near Leverett, Illinois. According to 1893 land records, their family had over 230 acres of land near her Uncle Jacob and his family. She lived with her parents until she married William in 1908. At that time they moved to another farm in Scott Townswhip south of Champaign, Illinois. She lived there until her death in 1929. She was a farmer's wife.

William Louis Reifsteck and Lydia Caroline Heimburger married on 26 Aug 1908 in Champaign, Illinois.
Children: William and Lydia had 7 children (Andrew, Ruth (Wright/Bencher), Christine (Tharp), Gladys (Bryant), William, Edwin, Mary Alice (Rawson).

She passed away at the young age of 39 at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 Sep 1929 at Burnham City Hospital in Champaign, Illinois. She had been in failing health over the last 3 years prior to her death. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, 20 Sep 1929 at St. Peters Evangelical Church. She was buried in Section 6, lot 11, Sp 1 of Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana, Illinois.

Bio by Tom Richardson (#47507774) 
Family links: 
  Andrew Heimburger (1848 - 1935)
  Katherine Marie Ziegler Heimburger (1852 - 1943)
  William Louis Reifsteck (1885 - 1961)*
  Andrew Karl Reifsteck (1909 - 1970)*
  Ruth Christina Reifsteck Bencker (1911 - 1990)*
  Christina Katherine Reifsteck Tharp (1913 - 1986)*
  Gladys Irene Reifsteck Bryant (1916 - 1991)*
  Edwin Eugene Reifsteck (1921 - 2002)*
  Minnie Katherine Heimburger Heerdt (1874 - 1970)*
  Mary Effie Heimburger Grierson (1878 - 1958)*
  Christine Anna Heimburger Hampel (1882 - 1951)*
  Lydia Caroline Heimburger Reifsteck (1890 - 1929)
  Andrew John Diebold Heimburger (1892 - 1949)*
  Sadie Katherine Heimburger Reifsteck (1895 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 6, Lot 11, Sp 1
Created by: Tom Richardson
Record added: Aug 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75311176
Lydia Caroline <i>Heimburger</i> Reifsteck
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