Suburbanite Economist (Chicago, Illinois) December 30, 1930
BURIAL HELD FOR WIDOW OF PIONEER
Mrs. Huguelet Leaves More Than 55 Blood Descendants
Mrs. Barbara Huguelet, daughter of a pioneer Chicago family, widow of a Civil War veteran, the late Louis E. Huguelet, and lifelong resident of Southtown, died at her home, 5836 Shields ave, early Friday morning after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services were held yesterday at 9:30 a.m. from her late residence to the St. Martin church, 59th st. and Princeton ave, where requiem high mass was sung. Rev. F. J. Schikovski officiated and interment was at the St. Mary cemetery.
Mrs. Huguelet was 85 years old. The mother of nine sons and two daughters, her living blood descendants number over 55. Mr. Huguelet died 17 years ago.
Born in Bavaria
She was born in Bavaria and came to America with her family at the age of 7 years. Contrary to the usual custom, the family spent no more time in New York than was necessary to obtain transportation west. Mrs. Huguelet often told how her father, George Neeb, had heard marvelous tales about Chicago, and when he saw how close the city stood to the lake, he predicted that in time to come a wide boulevard would follow the shoreline.
At the age of 19, Barbara Neeb was married to Louis E. Huguelet, then a Federal soldier just returned from a Confederate prison camp, and with whom she had carried on a wartime correspondence. The young couple settled near 26th st. and Wentworth ave. They survived the Chicago fire, although all their household goods, with the exception of a sewing machine and table, were lost in the flames.
Two Sons Die Young
Two of Mrs. Huguelet's sons died in early childhood and another two took part in the two wars which followed the Civil war. Adam G. Huguelet engaged in active service during the Spanish-American war, and Joseph A. Huguelet is a veteran of the World war. Both sons lived with their mother, who was a member of the auxiliary of the Leroy McCullough post No. 123.
Besides the sons mentioned, Mrs. Huguelet is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Peter Sink and Mrs. Barbara Marshall and her sons, Louis, Emil, Frank, Celestine and Charles Huguelet.
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