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Henry S. Bushman
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1822
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1903
Coleta
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA

Sterling Gazette - November 27, 1903, Sterling, Illinois

HENRY S. BUSHMAN BURIED AT COLETA THIS MORNING

Funeral Services at the United Brethren Church Today at 10:30 O'clock

Interment In Hazel Green (actually it was Bethel Cemetery)

The funeral services over the remains of Henry S. Bushman were held this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church in Coleta, conducted by. Rev. Mr. Gordon, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Barton. The services were attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends who surrounded the bier to pay their last sad respects, to one whom they had enjoyed and respected. The floral tributes from friends and relatives were numerous and beautiful.

The remains were laid to their last resting place in the Hazel Green cemetery in Genesee township. Among those present from a distance to attend the funeral were the Rev. and Mrs. Biers of Van Orion, Ill. The pallbearers were Joseph Bushman, Colonel Bushman, Charles Bushman and Henry Bushman, all sons of the deceased, and Stanton Nance, a son-in-law, and David Bushman, a brother.
HENRY S. BUSHMAN , an old and highly respected citizen of Whiteside country living in the vicinity of Coleta for the past sixty years, died Wednesday of last week about noon at the ripe old age of 81 yrs.,2 months, and 3 days. For a number of months Mr. Bushman had suffered from a sore foot resulting from a corn that had previously given him trouble but which later became a very serious and painful affair which finally caused blood poisoning that effected his entire body which led to his death. Mr. Bushman was born in Cayuga county, New York. September 22, 1822 and died at his home near Coleta, November 25,1903,at the age above stated. He became to Illinois with his parents in 1843 and settled in Carroll county. He was married to Miss Lavina Burghduff, March 18, 1846. To this union were born nine children, four of which are dead and five living as follows, Charles Henry, Joseph S. Colonel, Harlem and Mrs. Sarah Nance. Mrs. Bushman died February 3, 1873. Henry Bushman was again married February 9, 1876 to Mrs. Rachel Dull, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Overholser. Mr. Bushman for over forty years has been a member of the Radical U. B. church in Coleta. He was a man respected and honored by all who knew him, and during his life by careful business management had accumulated considerable property. The funeral was held Friday morning at the Radical U. B. church at 10:30 o'clock. Burial in Bethel cemetery,

Another Obit: Henry S. Bushman, a highly respected resident of Genesee township and a pioneer settler of Whiteside county, died at 11:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Coleta. Mr. Bushman had been ill for three months suffering from a severe attack of gangrene. During his long and painful illness every possible thing was done to relieve him, but he gradually grew weaker until he was called to the great beyond. The funeral services will be held at the house Friday [11/27/1903] morning at 10 o'clock. Henry S. Bushman was born Sept. 22, 1822, in Cayuga county, N. Y. At the age of twenty-one years he came west with his parents and located in Carroll county where he resided for several years. In March, 1846, in Wysox township, he was married to Miss Levinia Burghbum, who passed away Feb. 3, 1873, in Genesee township. To this union nine children were born, four having passed away. Those living are Charles Henry, Joseph S., Colonel, Harlem and Sarah, all residing in Genesee township. The children who are dead are Isaac, Andrew, Nelson and one infant child. Mr. Bushman was married a second time on Feb. 9, 1876, at Coleta to Mrs. Rachel Dull, daughter of the late Martin Overholser. She survives in addition to the children of the first union. Mr. Bushman was a prominent member of the New Brethren church and was a highly respected citizen of Genesee township. He took an active part in local politics and held a number of township offices with honor and integrity and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. After his first marriage Mr. Bushman purchased a farm of 160 acres in Wysox township, Carroll county, and in 1856 he purchased 182 acres in Genesee township on which he resided for many years. In April, 1872, Mr. Bushman moved to the village of Coleta where he has since resided. His farm in Genesee township is one of the best improved farms in Whiteside county. Mr. Bushman always took great delight in continually improving his farm and in keeping up the fertility of the soil, and in having his buildings all modern. He was energetic and worked about his farm and home up to the time that he was taken ill, three months ago. Being of a sturdy and thrifty nature he accumulated a considerable amount of money so that he could spend the remaining days of his life in ease. Mr. Bushman was of a sympathetic and generous disposition and was always ready and willing to assist others in need. His council on local subjects was often sought by the neighbors. He was a kind husband, a devoted father and was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. His death has cast a gloom over his family and his associates. His bereaved wife and children have the sincere sympathy of the community in their hour of grief. (Sterlikng The Sterling Evening Gazette, November 27, 1903)

The funeral services over the remains of Henry S. Bushman were held this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church in Coleta, conducted by Rev. Mr. Gordon, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Barton. The services were attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends who surrounded the bier to pay their last sad respects to one whom they had loved and respected. The floral tributes from friends and relatives were numerous and beautiful. The remains were laid to their last resting place in the Hazel Green cemetery in Genesee township. Among those present from a distance to attend the funeral were the Rev. and Mrs. Biers of Van Orion, Ill. The pall bearers were Joseph Bushman, Colonel Bushman, Charles Bushman and Henry Bushman, all sons of the deceased, and Stanton Nance, a son-in-law, and David Bushman, a brother.

Children:
Infant Bushman (unknown)
Isaac Bushman (unknown)
Charles Henry Bushman (1846-1919)
Joseph Spangler Bushman (1849-1908)
Andrew Bushman (1850 - ?)
Colonel Salem Bushman (1853-1933)
Harlem Bushman (1854-1935)
Nelson Bushman (1861-1886)
Sarah Bushman md Nance (1865-1954) 
 
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 Parents:
  David Daniel Bushman (1799 - 1879)
  Eve Spangler Bushman (1801 - 1888)
 
 Spouses:
  Rachel Overholser Dull Bushman (1838 - 1913)
  Lovina Burgdorff Bushman (1824 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Henry Bushman (1847 - 1919)*
  Joseph Spangler Bushman (1849 - 1908)*
  Colonel Bushman (1852 - 1933)*
  Nelson S. Bushman (1860 - 1886)*
  Sarah Bushman Crom (1865 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry S. Bushman (1822 - 1903)
  Joseph Robert Bushman (1832 - 1905)*
  David Henry Bushman (1845 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethel Cemetery
Milledgeville
Carroll County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Melanie Christy
Originally Created by: David R. Cheesman, Sen.
Record added: Jan 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12876743
Henry S. Bushman
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Henry S. Bushman
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