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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Johanna Wehmeier Pahlke

Barrington Courier Review - April 6, 1944

Mrs. Johanna Pahlke, 79, of Barrington, IL at Sherman Hospital in Elgin last Friday. Services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 from the William Foelschow funeral home in Barrington to St. Paul's Church at 2:30 with burial in Evergreen cemetery. The Rev. George P. Ellerbrake officiated.

Mrs. Pahlke was born April 15, 1864. Her husband Gustav preceded her in death in 1930. The couple had farmed near Barrington until about 1916, then moved into town.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Nordmeyer of Barrington, a son William and a step-son Alvin Pahlke of Barrington; also 6 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Pauline Friedland of Elgin who died Wednesday of last week and was buried Saturday.

Pallbearers at the services were Edward Wesolowski, Emil Miller, William Miller, Frank Martens, William Nightengale, and Ray Jurs.
Barrington Courier Review - April 6, 1944

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to all who remembered us in our recent bereavement with floral offerings, cars and either expressions of sympathy or assistance.

Family of the late Johanna Pahlke

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Travels with My Granddaughter & A Little Genealogy

I had a chance to spend time with my granddaughter, Tori, over the holiday season. She wanted to visit the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota so after she programmed my GPS we were off.

We had  a 15 minute wait for our tour of the Ca' d'Zan Mansion and a guide suggested we tour Mable Ringling's Secret Garden and the Ringling Private Cemetery. Tori looked aghast!  This was her day to view paintings, statues and circus memorabilia - not genealogy! As we walked over to the garden she spotted the fence and gate. There were the graves of John and Mable Ringling and John's sister Ida Ringling North.

As we toured the house, art and circus museum I would occasionally catch her eye and we would both laugh. No matter where we go, somehow we end up talking about dead people, cemeteries or genealogy. Tori and I highly recommend the Ringling Museum if you are ever in the Sarasota area.

Tori in the courtyard of the Ringling Art Musuem
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