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Mr. & Mrs. Pracht Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Liberty Bee-Times

Liberty, Adams, Illinois

June 8, 1967

Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pracht greeted nearly 275 friends and relatives at their home Sunday afternoon, June 4th, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. The occasion was planned by their sons and grandchildren. The 5 tiered Anniversary Cake was baked and decorated by their granddaughter, Luella and husband, Wendell Merry. The 3 tiered cake was baked by Lennie McBride.

The corsage and boutonniere were gifts from the 3 great grandchildren and the 3 granddaughters, Frances Kibler, Luella Merry, and Carol Pracht served at the refreshment table.

A carry-in dinner at noon was enjoyed by the honored couple, their sons and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and familys, Mr. Lennie McBride of Liberty, Mr. Gerald Swearingen of Quincy, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. S. Baker of Quincy, Mr. and Mrs. James Sinnock, of Quincy and Mr. and Mrs. Pershen Gravelin of Urbana.

Friends attending from a distance were from Hardin, Ill., Lincoln, Ill., Urbana, Illinois and Hannibal, Mo.

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Alvin Knuffman (1889 – 1967)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Liberty Bee-Times

Liberty, Adams, Illinois

August 24, 1967

Alvin Knuffman

Funeral services for Alvin Knuffman were held Saturday morning at 8:30 in the Haugh and Son funeral home and at 9 in St. Brigid’s Catholic Church. A grandson, the Rev. Donald Knuffman, officiated. Mrs. Wayne Pond and Mrs. Betty Smith played the organ and the church choir sang. Clergymen assisting at the funeral were the Rev. Henry Kozak and Seminarian John Wiskirchen. Pallbearers were grandsons, Marvin, Raymond, Roger, Kenneth and Dick Knuffman and Harold Schmidt. Burial was in St. Brigid’s Church cemetery.

Alvin A. Knuffman, 78, a retired farmer of near Liberty, died Wednesday afternoon, August 16, 1967, at 4:40 in St. Mary Hospital at Quincy.

Mr. Knuffman was born April 18, 1889, in Honey Creek township in Adams County, a son of Frank H. and Katherine Freese Knuffman. He married Anna Frances Clark, March 26, 1913. She died in April of 1949.

Mr. Knuffman spent most of his life in the Liberty area. He was a member of St. Brigids Catholic Church and of the Holy Name Society of the church.

Surviving are three sons, Everett of Quincy, Harry of Baltimore, Md., and Laurence of Liberty; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Mary Florence) Schmidt of Liberty; two brothers, Joseph and Frank of Liberty; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Arrangements by the Haugh and Son Funeral Home of Liberty, Illinois.

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Virginia Reinebach (1923-1968)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Liberty Bee-Times

Liberty, Adams, Illinois

January 2, 1969

Virginia Reinebach

Services for Virginia Pauline Reinebach, 45, were held Monday, December 30, 1968, at 2 p.m. in the Payson Congregational Church with the Rev. Richard M. A. Gadow officiating. Burial was in Payson New Cemetery.

She died Friday, Dec. 27, 1968, in Blessing Hospital at Quincy following a long illness. She was born March 25, 1923 at Quincy, a daughter of Paul and Esther L. Spencer Reinebach. She was graduated from Carthage College in 1945 with a B.S. in biology and taught biology at Amboy, Cole City and Durand. She was a member of Illinois Education Association and after illness forced her to stop teaching served as secretary in the home extension office at Quincy until late 1967. She was a member of Payson Congregational Church.

Surviving are her parents, and two sisters, Mrs. James (Louise) Moore of Melbourne, Fla. and Mrs. Ray (Miriam) Geiter of Dakota.

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Mrs. Katie May Sumter (1894-1969)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Liberty Bee-Times

Liberty, Adams, Illinois

December 11, 1969

Mrs. Katie May Sumter

Mrs. Katie May Morria Sumter, 96, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away, Dec. 3rd, 1969. Her last few years were spent in a Nursing Home in Galesburg, Il.

On Jan. 19, 1894 she was united to the Christian Church at Chambersburg, Ill. She was married to William Sumter August 26, 1897, who passed away April 24, 1945. To this union two children were born, Edna Ruhl of Galesburg and Earl Sumter of Quincy. They also raised their grandson, Melvin Sumter, whose mother passed away in childbirth.

They lived on a farm east of Liberty until they moved to Macomb.

“Every Memory of our Mother –
Thoughts of her that mean so much
These are things
We’ll always treasure –
Things that time can never touch
And may it be some comfort nor
For us to know, as well
That others care and sympathize
Far more than words can tell”

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Afton, St. Louis County, Missouri

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Historical Publications
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