BIERBAUM, CONRAD/Source: Alton Daily Telegraph, October 17, 1888
From Fosterburg – Mr. Conrad Bierbaum, long a resident near Fosterburg, died Tuesday, October 16, of old age and general debility, at the age of 87 years, 5 months [born in 1801]. Deceased was native of Westfahlon, Germany. He came to this country in 1850, and resided on the Grafton Road until 1870, when he removed to the place where his death occurred. He was long a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and an exhorter in that denomination. He passed away quietly and peacefully, leaving four sons, William, Ernest, Fred, and R. J. Bierbaum, the last named a resident of Fosterburg. Also, 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place Thursday from Fosterburg Church. Interment at Upper Alton [Oakwood] Cemetery.