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Peter Schreiner

Male 1835 - 1899  (63 years)


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  • Name Peter Schreiner 
    Born 11 Dec 1835  Schmitten Gross, Heryogthein, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jun 1899  Rock Creek, Carroll County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Jun 1899  Schriner Cemetery, Lima, Carroll County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3451  Thompson
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2011 

    Father George H Schreiner 
    Mother Elizabeth Rahn 
    Family ID F1674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Peters,   b. 09 Sep 1836, Sellnrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1911, Lanark, Carroll County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 May 1855  Lanark, Carroll County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John P Schreiner,   b. Abt 1857, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Christina Schreiner,   b. Abt 1859, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Adeline Schreiner,   b. Abt 1861, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Wesley G Schreiner,   b. Abt 1864, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Melinda Schreiner,   b. 02 Feb 1867, Rock Creek, Carroll County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1940, Carroll, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Rosa Schreiner,   b. Abt 1870, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Albert A Schreiner
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F1275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1870 United States Federal Census Record - Rock Creek Township, Carroll County, Illinois - Page 3
    1870 United States Federal Census Record - Rock Creek Township, Carroll County, Illinois - Page 3

    Headstones
    Peter and Catherine (Peters) Schriner Tombstone
    Peter and Catherine (Peters) Schriner Tombstone
    Peter Schriner
    Born Dec 11, 1835
    Died June 19, 1899
    Catherine His Wife
    Born Sept 9, 1836
    Died Dec 19, 1911

  • Notes  Died:
    • PETER SCHREINER/SCHRINER, whose name is so familiar in this community and whose mortal part lies before us in the semblance of sleep, whose loss we mourn and whose memory we honor, was the eldest son of Geo. and Elizabeth Schriner. He was born in Schmitten Gross, Heryogthein, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany December 11, 1835. He came with his parents to America when eleven years old, his parents settled in Rock Creek Twp. Lived and died there, his mother passing away in March last at an advanced age. Peter has lived in Carroll county all of his life. He was married to his sorely bereft widow who was Miss Catherine Peters, May 20th, 1855 and with her has experienced the joys and sorrows of nearly forty-five wedded years. From his union has been born seven children. Three boys, John and Wesley, who are married and live close to the old home and Albert who lives at home, and four girls, Mrs. Fred Begeman, Mrs. Charles Michael, who live in the vicinity, and Adeline and Rosa, who are at home. Nine grandchildren constitute the offspring of the second generation. Besides his immediate family, Mr. Schriner leaves four brothers, Theodore, Werner, Geo. And John, who together with two brothers-in-law, Conrad and Henry Peters, acted as pall bearers at the funeral. And two sisters, Mrs. Lindeman of Middle Creek and Mrs. Kemmerling of Texas, who was the only one of the family not able to be present at the funeral. The sickness that resulted in Mr. Schriner?s death was anemia, or lacking of the blood and dates back to about 14 months ago. The disease seemed to yield to treatment at first, and he seemed to rapidly regain his wonted health. But a relapse in February and March destroyed the bright prospect and in spite of skillful treatment and tender care, on the evening of June 19th, surrounded by his family and friends, his previous life went out and he lay down in his sleep at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 8 days. Mr. Schriner was one of the pioneers of this western world to whom the previous generation owes so much. He knew of the hardships and privations of those who first turned the soil of these prairies and who at the same time laid the foundation of our present growth and prosperity. But if he was familiar with the difficulties and disadvantages of the earlier times he knew also of the dawn of prosperity, and lived to reap the rich fruit of his early toil. He was greatly rewarded for his patience, endurance and faith and success poured her rewards into his lap. He was a prosperous man, far sighted, shrewd, frugal and independent. He planned for large results and his faith and foresight were justified by the result. He was known far and near as a successful farmer and stock raisers and yielded a wide influence in these spheres. He was one of the largest land owners in Carroll County. Mr. Schriner was a Christian man, a believer in the Bible and in an experimental knowledge of saving grace. He was converted in early life and lived a life of faith and prayer. He believed in the church and ministry; was a regular attendant at the services and his house was the preachers? home when they chose to make it such. His door was always open. He was especially interested in his home church and took great pleasure in its recent improvement. He was a mighty man in prayer. His fervent prayers would be filled with such unction and power that it seemed as if everything must yield to them. He was an office bearer in the church, having served in the office of class leader and trustee for a great many years. His last attendance at church was April 30, when he partook of the holy communion and greatly rejoiced in the privilege. He was a member of the Middle Creek Trinity Church, of the United Evangelical church. (Transcriber?s note: There are apparently words or sentences missing here.) Mr. ?.. Ill and when after a period of his old time vigor the relapse came he seemed to have a preminded that he would not get well. He said so again and again to different members of his family but always said it with the feeling that it made no difference. It was all right the Lord?s will be done. He had a very clear evidence of his acception with God and a bright hope of immortality. He was very patient, perfectly resigned and suffered but little pain. The community has suffered a great loss as he was a kind neighbor and a good citizen. His funeral was held Thursday, June 22, at Middle Creek Church. The pastor Rev. J. W. Michael conducted the sermon. The deceased had selected his own funeral text. W. H. Fouke spoke in English and J. W. Michael in German.
      This obituary came from the collection of the Lanark Public Library, Lanark, Illinois and was transcribed by Alice Horner.
    • Peter Schriner, who died of aenemia,, at his home in Rock Creek township, Monday, June 19th, was one of the old residents of that town, universally respected and beloved, He was the son of George and Elizabeth Schriner and was born in Schmitten Gross, Her Zogthein, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, December 11th , 1835. When eleven years of age his parents came to America and settled in Rock Creek township, which was from that time the home of Mr. Schriner. May 20, 1855 he was united in marriage with Miss Catharine Peters, who survives to mourn his loss. Seven children were born to them, John and Wesley, who are married and live near the old home, Albert, Adelaid, and Rosa, who live with their widowed mother and Christina, (Mrs. Fred Bergeman,) and Melinda, (Mrs. Charles Michael) who live in this vicinity, and nine grand-children represent the second generation. Mr. and Mrs. S. experienced the privations which came to early settlers and they helped to lay the foundations for the present prosperity of this country, and they have lived to reap the rich fruits of their early toil and far-sightedness. He was a prosperous man. As a result of his integrity, industry, frugality and perseverance he became one of the most successful farmers and stock raisers and one of the largest land owners in Carroll county, whose council and advice was sought and valued by many. In early life he became a christian and was a live, active member of the Middle Creek Trinity church, of the United Evangelical Association and led a life of faith and prayer. His interest in his church was constant and he took much pleasure in its recent improvement. He was a class-leader and trustee in this church for many years. He last attended church and received the communion April 30th. During all his sickness he was resigned to the will of God and ready to go. The immense audience at the funeral, not half of whom could secure admittance to the church, attests the high regard in which he was held. Rev. J. W Michaels, the pastor, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. W. H. Fouke. His four brothers and two brothers-in-law acted as pall bearers.
      Contributed by Karen Fyock - 1899 Handwritten Date


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