WILHELM, J. P. 1937-1914
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Date: 5/16/2015 at 11:54:38
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J. P. Wilhelm Died Sunday
Well Advanced in Years
Death removed from the community within the last week a long time resident of this county. J. P. Wilhelm died Sunday forenoon.
Mr. Wilhelm's death was due to hardening of the heart. His illness confined him to his bed for but a very short period of time. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon. They were conducted by Rev. L. P. Krome. Relatives from a distance who were here at the funeral were Levi Wilhelm, a brother, from Dixon, Ill., Wilson Crawford and Mrs. Long from Dixon, Mrs. Swartz from Brooklyn and Mrs. Molly Marteeny from Nachusa, Ill.
Jonathan Wilhelm, a son of Philip and Rachel Wilhelm, was born in Alleghaney County, Md., April 14, 1837. He was one of a family of eight children of whom one brother, and four sisters are still living.
In the year 1851, at about the age of 15, Mr. Wilhelm came away with his fathers family, from the old home in the east, locating in Lee County, Illinois.
In the year of 1870 at Dixon, Ill., he was united in marriage with Adaline Marteeny, who passed away but two months and fifteen days before her husband.
It was in the year 1880, that Mr. Wilhelm removed with his family to Grundy Co., Iowa, where he resided ever since, living on the farm, south west of Grundy Center, until about five years ago, when he came to town.
Mr. Wilhelm has been quite infirm the past year or more and kept gradually declining in health, until more serious complications developed about a week ago, from the effects of which he died last Sunday morning, June 14, 1914.
He leaves, as members of his immediate family, three children, C. W., Harry N., and Mrs. Maud E. Boyd, and also six grandchildren.
Mr. Wilhelm joined the Lutheran church in Illinois in his early life. For many years after his removal to Iowa, he was a member of the Reformed church, and during the past five years has been a member of the local Presbyterian church. He has been a devoted faithful christian. His life has enjoyed the friendship of all who have learned to know him, and his presence will be missed not only by the members of his family, but by many also in the community in which he has lived.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 June 1914, pg 1
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