Fred Rethmeier

Birth
Germany
Death 8 Apr 1910 (aged 87)
Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Streamwood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 155669727 · View Source
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The following appeared in the DuPage County Register
(Wheaton, Bensenville, Itasca, Roselle edition),
front page, on Friday, April 15, 1910. The column
heading was "Striker Items" ..

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rethmeier, of Minden, Neb., came to
attend the funeral of his father and will spend some time
visiting friends before returning to their home.

Mr. Rethmeier was born at Leppe, Detmouldt, Germany,
Nov.8, 1822; married Dorothy Dellmeier, Mar. 28, 1854.
They sailed for America, April 1 the same year. They
lived two months with Mr. Becker, a blacksmith, who was
a cousin of Mrs. Rethmeier, and the only relative they
had living in America. Mr. Rethmeier bought a 40-acre
farm, now owned by Fred Geiskee, near Mr. Steinmeier's
in Schaumburg, where they lived seven years. He sold
this farm and bought an 80 acre farm in Barrington,
where he lived until his death Thursday night, after
a short illness of pneumonia. He leaves a widow,
aged 81 years December 30, one daughter, Mrs. Emma
Swemm of Barrington, two sons, Henry, of Minden, Neb.
and John who has always lived on the farm with his
parents, and five grandchildren. In March 1876,
they lost six children by diptheria; all were buried
in Hoosier Grove cemetery.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Ellerbrake,
Sunday. Interment at Hoosier Grove cemetery. Mr.
Rethmeier was an industrious, hard-working man, and
one of the oldest residents of Barrington.


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  • Created by: Pattie Schultz
  • Added: 4 Dec 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155669727
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Rethmeier (8 Nov 1822–8 Apr 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155669727, citing Immanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery, Streamwood, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Pattie Schultz (contributor 28076875) .