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 Christine Bea <I>Berlet</I> Zahn

Christine Bea Berlet Zahn

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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6626290
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : 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) .