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William August & Liva Hein

William August & Liva Hein

William August & Liva Hein
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Tampico Memorial Cemetery
Section H-5
William A. Hein Feb. 15, 1856-Dec. 3, 1903
Liva M. Hein Aug 21, 1870-Dec 26, 1929

W. A. Hein - 1903
Submitted by Les Niemi
December 4, 1903

Prominent Farmer East of Here Dies Thursday after Illness of a Few Days

W.A. HEIN, one of the best known and highly respected farmers in this vicinity, died Thursday morning shortly before 3 o'clock at his home a mile east of here after a short attack of acute pneumonia lasting but five days. He was first taken sick last Saturday night and grew worse until Wednesday, when Dr. KEEFER of Sterling and later Dr. SMITH of the same place were called in to assist Dr. WAHL, but in spite of all that could be done to stem death, he passed away. He was taken with a severe cold while helping shred corn last week at KNOX's and J.M. JACOB's places and complained of not feeling well, but was not taken sick until Saturday night, from which time he grew worse rapidly until his death.

The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist chruch. Rev. G. BERNRUETER will officiate and the Masons will also have charge of the services at the grave, interment will be in the Tampico cemetery.

By the death of W.A. HEIN, Tampico township loses an influential good citizen, who has resided in this vicinity for a number of years. He was a director of HEIN school just across the road from his late home and in that capacity served faithfull and made an efficient officer. He was prominently connected with the Mason lodge here, being an officer in the Blue lodge and also president of the Fraternal Reserve lodge and a prominent Woodman and a member of the Easter Star. He has also shown himself a man worthy of the confidence and esteem of the community and to know him was to like him, as he had a frank, genial way that won him many friends. He was a successful farmer, as his fine farm east of here shows. He was beloved in his home and it is there where the kind, faithful fatehr and husband will be sorely missed. The most far piercing eye can not detect the silver lining to sudden black cloud which has enveloped the happy home. He was a great many friends, who extended to the family their most sincere thanks.

W.A. HEIN was born February 15, 1857 at Newark, Ill., and when about two years old moved with his parents to the old home three miles east of here where Jacob HEIN lives at present. He lived there until about three years ago when he moved to the farm a mile east of Tampico where he has resided since. He was married March 31, 1892, to Liva M. CAIN, and two children came from this union. Mary and Mason. His wife stricken by the sudden death of her loved companion, the two children and four sisters and two brothers survive as follows: Mrs. WEBER of Sterling, Mrs. John SHAUFF of Hahnaman, Mrs. William WAHL of Sterling, Mrs. Fred ALLEN of Tampico, Gus HEIN of Eried, Jacob HEIN of Hahnaman


Funeral Log info on Liva Mary Hein:

Name: Liva Mary Hein Charge to Mason Hein Address: Hayattsville, Md. Order Given by: H. E. Cain Date of Funeral: Dec. 28, 1929 Residence: Champaign, IL Place of Death: Home Funeral Services at M. E. Church, Tampico, IL Time of services: 10:30 a.m. Clergyman: Rev. Palm His Address: Tampico, IL Certifying Physician: W. W. House Coroner, Champaign, IL Cause of Death: Acute dilation of heart Date of Death: Dec. 26, 1929 Occupation: Housewife Single or Married: Widow Religion: Methodist Date of Birth: Aug. 21, 1870 Age 58y4m5d Name of Father: Eli Cain His Birthplace: Ohio Name of Mother Rachel Cain Her Birthplace: Ohio Body to be Shipped to Tampico, IL from Champaign, IL Interment: Tampico Cemetery


Funeral Log: #211 –

W. A. Hein Services ordered by: Harry Cain Age - 47 COD - (nothing listed) Date of Death: Dec. 3, 1903 Date of Burial: Dec. 5, 1903 Casket



January 2, 1930



Beautiful Life of Mrs. Liva M. Hein Came To An End Last Week


Funeral services for the late Live M. Hein were held at 10:30 on Saturday morning at the M. E. church. Rev. F. T PALM, pastor, giving the words of consolation. Attendance of the members of the Eastern Star in a body and the many former friends and neighbors, and the flowers, gave ample testimony of the esteem in which the deceased was held. The pall bearers were R. F. WOODS, J. A. HAMBLOCK, W. L. BROWN, Walter ELMENDORF, J. M. JACOBS and Burton BROWN. Mesdames J. M CONROY and R. E. McKENZIE sang comforting songs accompanied by Mrs. R. F WOODS. Interment was in the Tampico Cemetery by the side of her husband.


In 1910 she moved to Champaign to allow her children to attend the University. Living in the Universtiy vicinity, her home was open to students at all times. She was reverently and loving called “Ma Hein” by all the boys she mothered in their days of work in the University. She was Past Worthy Matron of Morning Star chapter of Eastern Star, also past Oracle of Frances E. WILLARD Camp No. 1043, Royal Neighbors of America. She had been afflicted for the past two and one half years, but was always cheerful and in one of her last letters written to friends in Tampico, it was impossible to tell that she was in the condition she was.


In his sermon, Rev. PALM referred to the words of the Master “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethern, ye have done unto me,” and stated that the deceased  had daily practiced that creed in her care in the welfare of all in her household.


To her “boys” she was ever ministering, giving her sympathy and aid in all their problems, and the good that her influence did in developing the best in them, never can be measured or known until the last great day.


Out of town relatives and friends  attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. W. G. BUTLER of Champaign, Mr. M. A. HEIN of Hyatsville, MD, Mr. and Mrs. Henry WEBER, Mrs. Matilda WEBER, Mrs. Margaret McDONNELL, Miss Mary WEBER, Mrs. Fred WAHL, Mrs. Adam HECKMAN, Mrs. Nettie ALLEN, Mrs. Edna GLASSBURN, Mrs. R. D. MITCHELL, Messrs. Arthur PALMER, Henry HAMBLOCK, W. W. WAHL, Leo J. WAHL, Clyde R. WAHL, Will and Fred BEHRENS of Sterling, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph KNOX,  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence WHIPPLE of Rock Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. G. A. HEIN and Mr. and Mrs. Bert EARL of Erie, Mr. Fred CAIN of Chicago, and Mrs. May BARKER and son Roy of Rock Island.




Liva M. HEIN was born August 21, 1870, in Fairfield, Bureau County, and passed away December 26, 1929. She came to Tampico in 1872, with her parents Eli and Rachel CAIN. Attended the public schools here and was graduated from the Tampico High School in the class of 1888. She afterwards taught school in the country and later in the primary department of the Tampico school. In 1888 she joined the Methodist Church.


On March 31, 1892, she was united in marriage to William A. HEIN. Two children came to bless this union; Mary R. Butler of Champaign, Illinois and Mason A. HEIN of Washington, D. C. Two grandchildren, Clyde HEIN and William BUTLER. These she leaves to mourn her departure, also one brother, H. E. CAIN, one half brother, G. W. KNOX, both of Tampico. One half brother, Frank H. KNOX, preceded her, having passed away in 1893. Her husband preceded her in death in 1903.   ***end of obit***




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