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 Christine Bea <I>Berlet</I> Zahn

Christine Bea Berlet Zahn

Birth
Strawn, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Oct 1941 (aged 52–53)
Olney, Richland County, Illinois, USA
Burial Roberts, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6626290 · View Source
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The daughter of Hinrich and Martha Anna Wurmnest Berlet, she married Samuel N. Zahn of Roberts on Jan 2, 1908 in Sibley, IL. They had two daughters:

Luetta Mae Zahn Cummins Moore 1910-2007
Bohmilla Berlet Zahn Beedle 1914-1983

They lived in Roberts, IL at first and about 1915 moved to Augusta, IL where they ran a Funeral Parlor. Chris helped by playing the organ for viewings and services and doing the bodies' hair. She died in a car accident, being struck by a mail truck while on an errand for the mortuary.

Her ancestors:
Hinrich (Henry) Berlet was the son of
Johann Valentin Berlett, tailor/shopkeeper 1824-1874 Alsace-Lorraine and
Elisabeth Koch 1826-1910 at (brp) Wing, IL [d/o Justus & Katherina E. Schuler Koch (d Germany)].

After her husband, J. Valentin, died from falling off a wagon while transporting goods, Henry's mother, Elizabeth, worked until she had enough money to send each of her sons: George, John, Henry and Adam in turn to USA to avoid them being taken into the army by the Prussian press-gangs. She herself came with her daughters in 1877.

Martha Anna Wurmnest was one of six children of Valentine (1833-1923) and Anna Wills Wurmnest (1835-1912) who emigrated from Niederaula, Hesse in 1882 and in 1883 settled to farm in Germanville Township of Livingston County, just north of the Sibley area.


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  • Maintained by: My Family United
  • Originally Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6626290
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christine Bea Berlet Zahn (1888–28 Oct 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6626290, citing Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by My Family United (contributor 46590689) .