STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, Sterling, IL
March 28, 1930
CARL SWINKE PASSES AWAY
Death Takes Prophetstown Man At Clinton Hospital
Carl Swinke, aged 85 years, a highly esteemed resident of Propehtstown, passed away at 6:15 o'clock Friday morning in the Jane Lamb hospital, Clinton, Ia. following a serious operation for a ruptured gall bladder Thursday. he did not regain consciousness after the operation. Since last December Mr. Swinke and been in poor health.
Tentative plans have been made to hold the funeral services Sunday afternoon in the home of the daughter, Mrs. E. C.Currie of Prophetstown. Rev. W. E. Royston of the Methodist church will officiate. Interment is to be made in the Tampico cemetery.
Carl George Swinke was born in Germany March 26, 1865, and came to the United States, at the age of 18 years. he located in Chicago and in 1889 was married to Miss Frederika Ott, who preceded him in death in 1927. The couple moved to Tampico 22 years ago where Mr. Swinke followed the occupation of farming. Five years ago they retired and established their home in Prophetstown.
The surviving members of the family are two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Currie of Prophetstown and Mr.s Robert Thompson of Peoria and four sons, George of Kaycee, Wyo., Otto of Tampico, William of Joliet and Henry of Prophetstown.
STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
April 2, 1930
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bruder and Mr. and Mrs. Will Frank attended the funeral of Carl Swinke at Rock Falls Sunday.
IL STATE ARCHIVES DATABASE - MARRIAGES
SWINKE, CHARLES OTT, FRIEDERICKE 1889-06-03 / 00140176 COOK