|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1841|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1925|
Tombstone is incorrect, he was Baptized 11 Jan 1842
PIONEER OF COUNTY DIES LAST MONDAY
"The death of H.H. Rensing, aged 83 years, 2 months and 24 days, occurred at his home, 1-1/4 miles east of Stolletown and about 9 miles northwest of Carlyle, Monday morning at 7 o'clock, after an illness of about a year and a half. Mr. Rensing was one of the highly esteemed and well known citizens of Clinton county, having been born and raised in this county and lived in it practically his entire life.
"The funeral services were conducted at the St. Felicitas church in Beaver Prairie Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, Rev. Father Niess, officiating. The interment was in the St. Felicitas cemetery. The obsequies were attended by a large number of sympathizing relatives and friends, there being many from a distance, who came to pay their last respects.
"Mr. Rensing was born near Damiansville, Ill., December 29, 1841. November 1, 1864, the same day that Lincoln was elected president of the United States for a second term , he was united in marriage with Miss Christine Heitzmann at Mascoutah. The day they were married the couple drove from Damiansville to Mascoutah, a distance of 12 miles. On the way home from the ceremony they stopped at the little red schoolhouse in Lookingglass Prairie, made famous by Charles Dickens' description of it which was the polling place for the election. There Mr. Rensing cast his first ballot for president. When the judges and clerks at the poll became aware that it was a wedding party they left their places of duty to go out and congratulate the bride.
"Mr. Rensing followed farming and his entire married life was spent on farms in Clinton County. He had lived on the farm where he died for 29 years. He saw many of the hardships of the early pioneer life of the county and worked hard until declining in age compelled him to give up his chosen vocation.
"Mr. Rensing was the father of nine children, seven of whom with the wife and mother are living. They are John, Fred and Henry G. Rensing of Belleville; Mrs. J. Mitchel of Beckemeyer, Mrs. C. Laux, Mrs. B. Peppenhorst and William Rensing of Beaver Prarie. There are also numerous other relatives and a host of friends who will deeply mourn his departure.
"Surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Sunday, November 9, 1924. Mr. Rensing with his wife celebrated their 60th anniversary of their wedding. The real anniversary was the day before, but is was celebrated on Suday so that all the children could be there. It was a day of much pleasure to the aged couple.
"The Carlyle Union Banner joins the many friends of the bereaved in extending sympathy to them in their hours of deepest affliction."
THE CARLYLE UNION BANNER, 3 Apr 1925
Christina Heitzmann Rensing (1845 - 1935)*
Mary Christine Rensing Laux (1868 - 1943)*
Julia Rensing Foeller (1870 - 1902)*
Henry Gerard Rensing (1878 - 1950)*
Frensiska Magdalena Rensing Peppenhorst (1880 - 1971)*
William W. Rensing (1883 - 1960)*
Note: Shares headstone with his wife, Christina.
Saint Felicitas Cemetery
Maintained by: Bill Buchholz
Originally Created by: DPlus9
Record added: Feb 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24682655
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