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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Gustav Pahlke

Father: Christian Pahlke
Mother: Elisabeth Knoblach

Married: Caroline Justine Gerber - March 3, 1887
Married: Johanna Wehmeier - February 21, 1891

Gustav Pahlke of North Avenue died suddenly Monday of Heart failure, in his seventy-first year. Funeral Services were at Foelschow's funeral home, then a church service at St. Paul;s Evangelicial Church. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Gustav Pahlke was born October 16, 1859 at Mechlenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

He came to America in 1880 settling on a farm near Barrington. He was married to Lena Gerber on 1885 and they were the parents of one son, Alvin. His first wife died in 1889, and he was married in 1890 to Johanna Blum who survives. Two sons, Arthur and William and a daughter Mrs. Anna Nordmeier survive this union.

Besides the four children, Mr Pahlke also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Anna Schuster of Chicago and Mrs. John Friedland of Elgin, and six grandchildren.

Mr. Pahlke moved into Barrington with his family fourteen years ago and has since resided here.

News Items About Gustav in the Local Papers

Barrington Review - December 10, 1892
Mr. August Pahlke received severe injuries at the gravel pit last Friday, the gravel caving in upon him.

Daily Herald - March 3, 1905
Local News - Schaumburg

Aug. Pehlke and wife of Palatine, on their way to Elgin, visited Fred Salge, during the snowstorm. Fred hooked up two broncos and delivered them safely at Roselle.

Barrington Review - October 8 1908
August Pahlke had a runaway Sunday noon. He was thrown from his buggy and sustained slight injuries.

Barrington Review - December 7, 1916 pg 7
Auction Sale
Williams Peters, Auctioneer

Having decided to quit farming, I will sell my entire farming outfit on my farm located 2 miles southeast of Barrington, 4 miles northwest of Palatine and 3 miles south of Lake Zurich known as the old John Schoppe farm.

Barrington Review - Tuesday, December 12, 1916
Commencing at 10 o'clock a.m., the following described property:

28 head of Livestock

10 cows, 2 with calves by their sides, balance springers and milkers;
13 two year old Holstein heifers;
6 spring Holsteins.
Five Head Horses - 1 black gelding 12 years old wt 1300; 1 gray mare
14 years old,;
One driving horse 6 years old, pair mare colts coming
2 years old.
Two fat hogs.

Large amount of farm implements,
Hay and Feed: 17 ?, tame hay, 30 acres corn in shock, 50 bushels of wheat.

Self-feeder heating stove
Usual terms of sale with 6 months' time of bankable notes.

Free Lunch at noon.

August Pahlke, Proprietor

Barrington Review - December 14, 1916
The August Pahlke farm sale southeast of town was held on Tuesday. The family will move at once to Barrington and occupy the Mundhenke house near North Hawley Street.

Barrington Review - December 21, 1916
August Pahlke and family moved Tuesday from Palatine township to North Hawley Street, after thirteen years of residence on the Schoppe farm.

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