Charles F. Schauer
Charles F. Schauer, 79, an employee of the Illinois Central railroad company for a period of 25 years died suddenly at his home, 725 East Iroquois street, at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning. His death resulted from a heart attack.
Funeral services will be conducted at St. John's Evangelical church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Edwin A. Arends will conduct the services and interment will be made in the city cemetery. The body will remain at the Walker mortuary, West Main street, until 12:30 o'clock Tuesday, when it will be taken to the church.
Mr. Schauer was born in Nurtingen, Germany, Nov 11, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schauer. He came to the United States at the age of 22 settling in Freeport in 1880. He was united in marriage to Regina Schlamp in 1886. His wife preceded him in death in 1901. The following children survive: Edward Schauer, Mrs. Katherine Jacobs, Mrs. Annie Kerch, Albert Schauer, all of Freeport; Mrs. Josephine Kroer, Mrs. Mary Russell, Waukesha, Wis; Mrs. Alice Jackson; Rockford. There are also eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mr. Schauer was confirmed in Germany and after coming to Freeport, united with St. John's Evangelical church, of which he had been a faithful member. He was well and favorably know. For twenty-five years Mr. Schauer had been employed in the car department of the Illinois Central railroad company.
FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD July 12, 1937. His sister Friederike probably came over with him at that time: (1880).
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Submitted by: Vinita Lynch Shaw on 18 Mar 2002