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Carl Henry "Charles" Cordes
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1830
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Jan. 15, 1920
Coles County
Illinois, USA

Dodge Cemetery Records list him as Charles Henry Cordes

One of City's Oldest Residents Succumbs on Thursday Evening -
Funeral on Sunday.

Carl Henry Cordes, one of the city's oldest residents, passed away about 10 o'clock on Thursday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Howell, 801 Lincoln Avenue. Mr. Cordes had been in poor health for several years, starting with an attack of Erysipelas. Later, he was afflicted with heart troubles, and about six weeks ago, he was compelled to take to his bed. Since that time he had been growing gradually weaker.

Funeral services are to be held some time on Sunday afternoon at the Howell home, burial following in Dodge Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Cordes was born in Germany on December 9, 1830, making him slightly more than eighty-nine years of age. When a boy, he came with his parents to this country, landing at New York on the day Abraham Lincoln was selected to the presidency the second time. He had often told his relatives and intimate friends of the frenzy the people were in at that time, at the close of the Civil War, the family of immigrants being greeted with bonfires in the streets of New York, as well as other manifestations in which the people of the North were showing their jubilation at that time.

Soon after his arrival in this country, Mr. Cordes came to Mattoon when there was only one dwelling on the West side of the Illinois Central. After a few years, he bought a tract of land about two miles south of Lerna where he continued to make his home until about three years ago, when, because of advancing years, he left the farm and came to this city to make his home with his children. Mr. Cordes also possessed a fine farm south of Trilla.

Surviving are four children; Mrs. Howell, this city, where he died; Charles Cordes, 2620 Marshall Avenue, this city; Lewis Cordes, living on the farm near Lerna and Rudolph Cordes, living on the farm near Trilla. Mrs. Cordes, wife and mother, passed away in 1890.

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  Friederike Hauce Cordes (1835 - 1890)
Note: , Age 89 Lot Owner: Cordes, Carl & Beulah, Funeral Home:Schilling
Dodge Grove Cemetery
Coles County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sect 1-15-gr.sw1
Created by: Angelfinder
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
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Carl Henry Charles Cordes
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Carl Henry Charles Cordes
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