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Katherine Stalter b. 20 Mar 1855 Tazewell Co., IL d. 20 Dec 1918 Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Katherine Stalter

Female 1855 - 1918  (63 years)


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  • Name Katherine Stalter  [1, 2, 3
    Born 20 Mar 1855  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    USR1 Dropsy (heart failure) 
    Died 20 Dec 1918  Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Many of her family could not attend the funeral because of their illness of Spanish flu.
    Buried 23 Dec 1918  Waldo Cemetery, Gridley, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I10115  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2019 

    Father Jacob N. Stalter,   b. 12 Sep 1823, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1898, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Barbara Birky,   b. 17 Feb 1824, Arzbach, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1885, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1849  GR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daniel Stalter,   b. 14 Jul 1843, Hottviller, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1930, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1873  Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Daniel D. Stalter,   b. 17 Apr 1877, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1945, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Fannie Stalter,   b. 1879, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 30 years)
     3. Boy Infant Stalter,   d. Bef 1910
     4. John D Stalter,   b. 7 Mar 1882, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1917, Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     5. Simon Daniel Stalter,   b. 23 Apr 1884, Chenoa, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1970, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Mary Stalter,   b. 13 Aug 1886, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1908  (Age 21 years)
     7. Lydia Stalter,   b. Jun 1889, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1924, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     8. Sarah Stalter,   b. Feb 1891, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1962, Lebanon, Linn Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     9. Lizzie Stalter,   b. ?,   d. Bef 1910
     10. Infant Stalter,   b. ?,   d. Bef 1910
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F7123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1855 - Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1873 - Pike Twp., Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Dec 1918 - Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Dec 1918 - Waldo Cemetery, Gridley, McLean Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • OBIT: Gospel Herald

      Stalter. - Catharine Stalter was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., Mar. 20, 1855; died of dropsy at St. James hospital, Pontiac, Ill., Dec. 20, 1918; aged 68 y. 9 m. In her youth she united with the A. M. Church and lived the life of a true Christian. Mar. 2, 1873, she was married to Daniel Stalter. This union was blessed with 10 children, 6 of whom preceded her to the better world. She leaves husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 25 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and many relatives and friends. One son living in Alberta and one daughter living in Oregon were permitted to visit with her before she died. But what made it sad was that nearly all the children and grandchildren were taken down with the influenza and could not attend the funeral services which were held Sunday, Dec. 22. at the Waldo Church by Bro. George Summer and Bro. D. W. Slagel. Buried in the Waldo cemetery.


      Obituary: Katie Stalter - from the local paper

      Mrs. Daniel Stalter of Near Meadows, Dead

      Mrs. Daniel Stalter, for many years a resident of Near Meadows, died at St. James hospital in Pontiac at 7:30 o'clock Friday night, following a long illness, death being due to dropsy.

      The remains were taken to Meadows by train Sunday and from there conveyed to the family home. Burial will occur in the Waldo cemetery this afternoon.

      Katie Stalter was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stalter. She was born in Tazewell County, Illinois, March 20, 1855, where she remained until 1865, when she removed with her parents to Nebraska township, Livingstone County. There she grew to young womanhood, and was united in marriage to Daniel Stalter March 7, 1873. For a time she and her husband resided on a farm in Nebraska township. Then they removed to Poke township and later to their home for many years near Meadows in McLean county. Mrs. Stalter had been in poor health for a number of years and more recently her condition gradually grew worse. She was brought to St. James hospital here on last Monday.

      She leaves by her death her husband, two daughters and two sons, viz: Mrs. Debold Reesor of Pike township; Mrs. Sarah Roth of the state of Oregon; Daniel, of Pike township, and Simon residing in Canada,. She also leaves twenty grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Phoebe Sutter of Hopedale and Mrs. Barbara Rocke of Meadows.

      Early in life Mrs. Stalter became a member of the Mennonite Church and had faithfully and consistently followed its teachings.


      Cemetery tombstones for four graves in the Daniel Stalter plot, small white stones, no dates or names, the following writing in German, translated here:

      On one stone:
      “The heavenly kingdom Jesus blood ?? frees??”
      On the second stone:
      “Keep them not come to me”
      On the third stone:
      “Jesus spoke let the children come to me”
      On the fourth stone:
      “Such is the kingdom of heaven”, , , [3, 7, 8, 9, 10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S633] Mattie Stalter Cender Collection.

    2. [S634] Transcription of Jacob Stalter Family Bible. Letter contains notes by Lester Reeser., Lee Stalter .

    3. [S635] Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.

    4. [S629] Stalter Letter and Papers , Milo Stalter.

    5. [S208] Stalter Family Records, This source says Jacob and Barbara were married 30 Apr 1849. Does this conflict with the information Herman Guth found about Barbara coming to the US?.

    6. [S627] Simon D. Stalter Family Bible.

    7. [S631] 1900 US Census (Stalter).

    8. [S632] 1870/1880 US Census (Stalter).

    9. [S630] 1910 US Census .

    10. [S208] Stalter Family Records.


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