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Christian Koerner
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1836
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Mar. 16, 1911
McLean County
Illinois, USA

He was born in Strümpfelbach, Stadt Backnang, Baden-Württemberg the 5th of 9 of Jacob Körner (1799-1874) and Rosina Barbara Ellinger (1803-1887).

With his sister Barbara (Müller), Christian immigrated Nov 1856 to Peoria, IL. He married Margarete Meikel there on Dec. 17, 1863. They had 9 children:

Mary Margaret bd 1865
Elizabeth Anna (Biebes) (1867-1940)
Lucinda 'Lucy' (1868-1920)
Phillip Adam 'P. A.' (1871-1951)
Mary Katrine 'Katie' (Lutz) (1874-1952)
Christian, Jr. (1876-1963)
Charles 'Charley' (1878-1944)
Henry William (1883-1957)
Emma Barbara (Bacon) (1888-1950)

They farmed near Cullom, Livingston Co. for 24 years and then moved to Yates Twp. S.E. of Chenoa until fall 1897 when they retired to Chenoa.

They were active Methodist Evangelical.

Taken from Cullom Centennial Book - 1882-1982
In 1856 Christian Koerner came to the United States from Germany and worked in Peoria. Margaretha Michael had come to the United States two years before. They were married in 1863 and lived on a farm at El Paso four years. In 1867 they moved south of Cullom to the farm which now belongs to Harold Flessner. They later sold this farm and bought the farm 2-1/2 miles west and 2 miles south of Cullom.
Their second daughter, Elizabeth married Linford J. Biebes of El Paso. A year later, they moved to the farm at Cullom, her parents having moved to Chenoa. A daughter Margaret was born to them She married Floyd Frantz, they lived on the family farm. A son Delbert was born to them. He married Ruber Spangler. They moved to the family farm and still reside there. A son Lynn was born to them. He married Sheryl Wallrich. They have two daughters, Deanna and Jennifer and live 2-1/2 miles west of Cullom.
Attacked With Apoplexy -- End Came Quickly at Chenoa
"Christian Koerner, one of the most highly respected residents of Chenoa, expired Thursday at his home in Chenoa, death being due to a stroke of apoplexy. He had risen as was his usual custom and went out to do a few chores before breakfast. A sudden illness coming upon him caused him to return to the house when he informed his daughters, Misses Lucy and Emma, that he was suffering pain. In a few moments he fell upon the floor, and although a physician was summoned at once inside of half an hour his spirit had returned to his Maker. Mr. Koerner was feeling unusually well Thursday morning until the attack came upon him, which was pronounced apoplexy.

Christian was born July 4, 1836 at Strumpfelbach, Wittenburg, Germany. He came to America November 6, 1856 when he arrived at Peoria, Ill. He was converted December 4, 1857 at which time he joined the German Evangelical Church and of which he has ever been a faithful member exemplifying the teachings of Jesus in his life.

He was married to Miss Margaret Michael, December 17, 1863. She having passed away August 18, 1909 and since that time Mr. Koerner has grieved for her and that loss being so keenly felt very likely hastened his taking away.

Mr. Koerner resided in Woodford County four years when he moved to Cullom where he remained on a farm for 24 years. He then moved into his own land in Yates township, southeast of Chenoa in 1897 and resided there until the fall of 1897 when he moved into the city of Chenoa to enjoy his remaining years in a well earned rest from labor. Mr. Koerner was one of the best men to be found anywhere. He was conscientious in every act of life and all who ever came to know him bear testimony to the fact that he was a good man.

He was good to all and his interest was always shown in the welfare of his children who now weep over their irreparable loss. He encouraged and advised them all for the best and in their lies and characters they have honored his counsel. They may well be proud of the good father whose memory will be sacredly cherished in all the years that are yet to come.

Mr. Koerner leaves eight children to mourn his death. They are: Mrs. Elizabeth Biebes, Cullom; Mrs. Katie Lutz, wife of Rev. Mr. Lutz, Aurora; Philip, Chatsworth; Christian Jr., Fairbury; Charles, Chenoa; Henry, Pontiac; and Misses Emma and Lucy, who reside at home. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Adam Steinberg, of Sibley, ILL.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church last Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. J. Hoerner, of the German Evangelical Church in Weston, conducted the services in the English and German language. He was assisted by Rev. C. W. Ayling of the Methodist Church in the English language.

The interment was made in the family lot in the Chenoa Cemetery." Funeral notice from unknown newspaper:
Family links: 
  Jakob Körner (1799 - 1874)
  Rosina Barbara Ellinger Körner (1803 - 1887)
  Margarete Michael (Meikel) Koerner (1846 - 1909)
  Mary Margaret Koerner (1865 - 1865)*
  Elizabeth Anna Koerner Biebes (1867 - 1940)*
  Lucinda Koerner (1868 - 1920)*
  Philip Adam Koerner (1871 - 1951)*
  Katherine Mary Koerner Lutz (1874 - 1956)*
  Henry William Koerner (1883 - 1957)*
  Emma Barbara Koerner Bacon (1888 - 1950)*
  Jacob (Johann) C. Koerner (1827 - 1892)*
  Catharina Körner Knoll (1828 - 1893)*
  Barbara Körner Muller (1831 - 1904)*
  Christian Koerner (1836 - 1911)
  Louisa Frederica Koerner Steinberg (1838 - 1912)*
  Charles Carl Koerner (1842 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Chenoa Cemetery
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 3EW Row 5SN
Maintained by: Lois and Daughters
Originally Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Aug 09, 2002
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Christian Koerner
Added by: Lois and Daughters
Christian Koerner
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Rest in Peace Uncle Christian.
- Jan Dishon
 Added: Feb. 4, 2016
Rest in Peace
- Lois and Daughters
 Added: Sep. 26, 2015
Your religion and your family were extremely important.
- Rosetta
 Added: Aug. 19, 2006

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