Dear Ed,

So live than well, live happy and content
Think of the mother, who loves you
Who is happy when never your need
An accident or sorrow saddens
Take also now, from my mother's lips
The kiss of ever lasting friendship
On you I will think with delight
Until I am dust and ashes
Dedicated from your faithful mother
J. B. Engel
Dear Sadie,

Deep rutted like the oak,
Stay (remain) your life hard and long
Nor the fate hard strength
Fear never the fall (ruin)
Carry only the picture of youth
Till the end of your days
Dedicated from your mother in law
J. B. Engel
My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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Wyanet, Illinois
Jacobine Hauter was born September 04, 1828 in Zwiebrucken, Rhineland, Germany (originally Bavaria). She
was married to John Engel in March of 1844 in Sarreguemines, Moselle, Lorraine, France. Three children were
born to them during their six years there and one in 1850 at Bruchhoff near
Homburg, Germany. The Engel
family immigrated to the United States in 1852 and shortly after arriving they moved to
Auburn, Kentucky and
finally in 1856 to Bureau County, Illinois, settling on a farm just north of
Wyanet, where seven more children
were born. In 1870 the family moved to the town of
Wyanet, Illinois.
Jacobine
worked at the Chicago Burlington & Quincy - Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Junction at Wyanet,
boarding passengers overnight that were transferring from one road to the other.
Her son Edward was the first agent for the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific at the Junction in 1875, with his
family friend
Samuel Crossett, the first operator with Rock Island at the same location.
After the death of her husband
John on February 22, 1890 she remained in Wyanet until 1894, where she
moved to
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas to live with Albert and Katherine (Engel) Hugo.
She returned to
Wyanet shortly after the death of her daughter, Matilda H. Engel Bansen in 1895 to take care
of her two grandsons,
Earnest and Charlie Bansen. In 1903 with ailing health she moved to Peoria, Illinois to live
with another daughter,
Magdalena (Engel) Gerring and during that same year she moved to Okawville,
Washington County, Illinois to live with
Albert and Katherine (Engel) Hugo. He last years were spent visiting
among her children, friends and relatives located in different parts of the country.
Jacobine Hauter Engel died January 31, 1906 at the home of Albert and Katherine Hugo in Okawville, Illinois
and her remains were brought back to Wyanet for burial, with the services being held at the home of Paul and
Clarissa (Nichols) (Crawford) Millard. Her body was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Wyanet, Illinois.
Jacobine Engel                                                                                                               Wyanet, Illinois
April 23, 1878
Jacobine Engel                                                                                                               Wyanet, Illinois
Dear Sadie,

Deep rutted like the oak,
Stay (remain) your life hard and long
Nor the fate hard strength
Fear never the fall (ruin)
Carry only the picture of youth
Till the end of your days
Dedicated from your mother in law
J. B. Engel
Dear Ed,

So live than well, live happy and content
Think of the mother, who loves you
Who is happy when never your need
An accident or sorrow saddens
Take also now, from my mother's lips
The kiss of ever lasting friendship
On you I will think with delight
Until I am dust and ashes
Dedicated from your faithful mother
J. B. Engel
Background:
Letter from Hulda Nichols to her daughter,
Sadie Engel on September 28, 1885