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15 July 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Herman Sieling (1828-1900)

Peotone Vedette   Volume VII
Peotone, Illinois, Friday Evening, March 30, 1900     Number 9
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A Pioneer Goes Home
  Herman Sieling, one of the pioneers of eastern Will county, died at his home in this city Tuesday evening, March 27, of heart disease.
  He was born in Hoie, Hanover province, Germany, Dec. 17, 1828. In 1860 he came to Will county and settled on a farm in Green Garden. The following year he married Dorethea Niese, who with four daughters, survive him.
  In 1870, he moved into Peotone township where he lived on a farm until 1895 when he retired from the activities of life and removed to this city.
  Mr. Sieling was a well known citizen and he had a wide circle of friends. He was a member of the North Peotone church. The funeral was held at church today at noon, Rev. C.H. Wittbracht conducting the service.
  The surviving children of the deceased are Mrs. Louise Schmidt, Peotone; Mrs. Bernard Bruns, Worthington, Minn; Mrs. Theo. Bruns, Grandville, Iowa, and Mrs. Henry Ritzman, Frankfort Station, Il.