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 John Schoenberger

John Schoenberger

Death 2 Mar 1925 (aged 68)
Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Burial Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 7, Proceeding eastward, Row 8, S to N
Memorial ID 100015064 · View Source
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John Schoenberger, other name "Old John," beloved janitor man at the Mnrphysboro Township High School since 1902, and for eleven years prior to 1902 janitor at the old Logan School, North Fourteenth Street, was called to the home of the majority in Youngstown, Ohio, at 8:10 o'clock last night.

It was back in 1880 that John, a stalwart, great-hearted German "boy" of 24 years, married Teresa Schiller. The day was October 10. ...

John Schoenberger was born of gentle parents in a snug little home in old Wallersdorf. Germany, in 1856. The golden glamour of the America called "the West" enticed him overseas. He found Youngstown and Teresa Schiller in 1880, and the two, their faces pictures of the goodness of their hearts, came venturing to Murphysboro in 1886. ...

Came the year 1901 and the completion of the township high school out at Spruce and Twenty-second, then the far suburbs. Ellis H. Rogers was principal. John Schoenberger came on as janitor in 1902. There he remained until the great blight fell upon him six months and eight days ago yesterday--Teresa died. The passing of his life mate laid him low. Those who knew the heart of John best, knew it would. Not immediately did his body break. But soon weariness came. No more was the world anything it had been. ...

His survivors are the son, John Jr., resident at Twenty-third and Dewey streets; the daughter, Mrs. Frank Welch, Youngstown Ohio, and thirteen grandchildren ...

The remains left Youngstown at 10:18 o'clock today and should arrive here Wednesday night, or Thursday, to lie in state at the home of the son until the funeral hour at 9 o'clock Friday morning.

Rites will be conducted at St. Andrew's church, to which he had belonged for many years. From St. Andrew's the body will be taken to St. Andrew's cemetery on the hill, where his beloved wife was buried.

Source: Murphysboro Daily Independent,
March 3, 1925

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  • Created by: C. Ann Carruthers
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100015064
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Schoenberger (24 Apr 1856–2 Mar 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100015064, citing Saint Andrews Cemetery, Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by C. Ann Carruthers (contributor 47250479) .