My Present Past
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John B Engel
    Born: November 09, 1821 in Sarreguemines,  Lorraine, France           Immigrated: 1852
    Died: February 22, 1890 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    Father:
    Mother:

    Married: Jacobine Hauter   born: September 04, 1828  died: January 31, 1906
    Date of marriage: May, 1844              Place of marriage: France

    Children:
    1) Katherine          
    born: February 11, 1848 in Alsace, Lorraine, France
    died: December 26, 1908 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    Married: Albert Gustave Hugo on July 02, 1871 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    2) Magdalena        
    born: November 24, 1849, France
    died: August 30, 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    Married: Frederick Gerring

    3) Edward John   
    born: November 29, 1854 in Auburn, Cayuga, County, New York
    died: May 27, 1938 in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri
    Married: Sarah Ellyn "Sadie" Nichols on August 17, 1876 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    4) Matilda H        
    born: June 23, 1860 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    died:
    Married: Paul Bansen on June 06, 1880 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    5) Mary S            
    born:  November 25, 1865 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    died: July 08, 1962 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
    Married: Charles Mellen Bailey  born: February 17, 1860  died: December 17, 1953

    6) Adella May      
    born: April 08, 1868 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    died: February 07, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    Married: William S. Logan on June 29, 1887 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
The funeral of Mr. John B Engel, who died Saturday morning, was held at the Congregational church on Monday
afternoon at 2 o’clock, Miss Moreland, the pastor, officiating. The deceased was born in France in 1822, where
he grew to manhood and married, afterward coming to this country and finally settling in Wyanet. He was the
father of twelve children, six of whom are living and were all here at the time of his death, except one
daughter, Mrs. Bailey, of Oberlin, Kansas, who was too ill to come. Mr. Engel had for many years driven an
express wagon and carried the mail between here and Pond Creek; hence the business houses closed during the
hour of the funeral and there was a very large attendance. The hearse was drawn by the same black horses that
he had so many years driven, being led instead of driven, the pall bearers walking on either side, which added
greatly to the solemnity of the occasion. Miss Moreland’s text was “I will be to him a father and he shall be to
me a son”. This is the only death that has resulted from la grippe in our midst. A relapse and then a cold
resulted in pneumonia which was too severe for even his strong constitution. Business men say he will be greatly
missed on the street. He was always punctual, kind, accommodating and trusty, and as the children go to their
various homes, how he will be missed in the house of companion.

Bureau County Republican
Thursday, February 27, 1890