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Jim Ethridge
24 posts
May 25, 2015
6:50 AM
trying to find an obituary and history of this man. Where is he buried. I am told he died 10 June 1973. He could be a brother of Tena Meyer
1044 posts
May 26, 2015
6:59 AM
If any of these are of interest to you, you can contact Marilyn at the Sterling Public Library

STERLING GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - Sterling Public Library Index Online

Meyer, John and Elyda Spear anniversary - 50 4 Oct 1967;7;2-3* [*photo]
Meyer, John T. candidate for county coroner 5 Apr 1948;3;2*
Meyer, John T. clears primary vote hurdle 14 Apr 1948;1;3-5*
Meyer, John T. inquest into death 22 Nov 1950;2;1
Meyer, John T. resigns Whiteside Co. coroner position 15 Feb 1954;2;1
Meyer, John T. leaving the scene of an accident fine 10 Oct 1962;10;5
Meyer, John T. (Elyda Spear) obituary ; former county coroner 11 June 1973;1;4
Meyer, John T. (Elyda Spear) funeral rites 14 June 1973;2;1

Contact Marily Anderson, Sterling Public Library

Meyer, Louis winner in VFW essay contest 24 April 1958;24;1-3*
Meyer, Louis BS from Marquette 28 May 1963;6;1*
Meyer, Louis manager of Doyle Furniture (Galesburg) burns 20 Jan 1966;1;7
Meyer, Louis H. and Florence Thomas anniversary - 45 1 Feb 1968;22;4-5*
Meyer, Louis H. (Kathryn Daveler) obituary 18 June 1987;A2;2
Meyer, Louis weds Florence Thomas 5 Feb 1923;2;1
Meyer, Louis H. Mr. & Mrs. daughter born Dec 18 27 Dec 1917;8;1
Meyer, Louis obituary 21 April 1909;1;2

Contact Marilyn Anderson, Sterling Public Library

Check Find-A-Grave - there were multiple listings for Louis H./Herman Meyer.

Last Edited by Denise on May 26, 2015 7:00 AM
1045 posts
May 26, 2015
9:14 AM
Jim, some of the articles listed in Index are online. Here is his obit:
Former County Coroner John Meyer Dies
A former Whiteside County Coroner and arbitrator for the industrial Relations Commission, State of Illinois, John T. Meyer, 604 2nd Ave., Sterling, died Sunday morning in Community General Hospital after an extended illness.

Friends may call at the Melvin Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. Wednesday until the funeral servies at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Jean Saltzman, pastor of Fourth Street United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. A memorial has been established to Fourth Street United Methodist Church.

Mr. Meyer was Whiteside County Coroner for eight years and a Republican precinct committeeman for 20 years. He was appointed by former Gov. William G. Stratton to the post of arbitrator and served in that capacity nine years. He was a past master of the Sterling Masonic Lodge 612 AF and AM and was active in the Sterling Elks Club and Sterling Rotary Club. He was a member of Fourth Street United Methodist Church.

John T. Meyer was born June 12, 1895 in Minonk, Ill., the son of Herman G. and Henrietta Janssen Meyer. He was a graduate of Sterling High School and attended the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. He was united in marriage to the former Elyda Spear in Rock Falls, Sept. 15, 1917.

Survivors include his wife, Elyda, and one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Elizabeth) Mitchell of Wheaton; one sister, Mrs. August (Tina) Gerdes of Prophetstown; two brothers, Edward J. Meyer of Milledgeville and Louis H. Meyer of Franklin Grove; three granddaughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Ann) Parent of Manila, Philippines; Mrs. William (Jane) Gregga, Champaign and Miss Susan Mitchell; Wheaton. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Last Edited by Denise on May 26, 2015 11:16 AM
1047 posts
May 26, 2015
9:53 AM
Jim, I sent you an article on Louis H that included photo of him and his wife, Florence on 45th anniversary. I have not run across his obit on line yet, but it does not look like the Gazette has his obit. I'll continue to look.

I think he may have been widowed or divorced in 1973 when his brother died. He may have remarried. The 1987 obit may be his, but not sure. Will check tomorrow at Sterling.

Last Edited by Denise on May 26, 2015 11:20 AM
1048 posts
May 28, 2015
10:32 AM
Thursday, June 18, 1987 A2;2 Sterling Public Library Roll#463
FRANKLIN GROVE – Louis H. Meyer, 99, of Franklin Grove, died Wednesday morning at Lee County Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon with Rev. Richard Reigle, pastor of the Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. Visitation will be today from noon-9 p.m. with the family present from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established to the Lee County Nursing Home and the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove.
Mr. Meyer was born on June 8, 1888 in Minonk, the son of Herman and Henrietta Janssen Meyer. He was united in marriage to Kathryn Irene Daveler in October of 1915 and she preceded him in death in 1920. He was then united in marriage to Florence Esther Thomas on Feb. 3, 1923 in Sterling and she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 1984. Mr. Meyer had farmed in Franklin Grove for many years prior to retiring and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove.
Survivors include one son, Frank L. of Dixon; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Jeanette) Carter of Danville and Mrs. Robert (Elyda) Mattern of DeKalb; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both wives, two grandchildren, five brothers and three sisters.

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