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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Minnie Schwemm Schnetlage

Parents:
Joseph Julia Emme Schwemm

Married:
William Schnetlage: Feb 17 1897 - Chicago, IL

Excerpts from the Obituary - Barrington Courier Review:

Funeral Services for Mrs. Minnie Schnetlage, 84, of 127 North Avenue, wife of William M. Schnetlage, retired painter and decorator, are scheduled for 2:00 pm this Thursday at the Stirlen Funeral Home, 149 West Main Street.

The last rites will be conducted by the Rev. Grant V. Graver, pastor of Salem Evangelical United Brethern Church. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Schnetlage died early Tuesday at Sherman Hospital at Elgin where she had been confined since Nov.21 after suffering a stroke at her home. Her condition was critical from the time she was stricken.

A lifelong resident of Barrington, the former Minnie Schwemm was born August 2, 1873 in Barrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schwemm.

She was married to Mr. Schnetlage in Chicago, February 17, 1897, and they took occupancy shortly after their marriage of their newly built North Avenue home, where they had resided ever since.

She was a member of the Salem Church and attended service regularly until frail health limited her activities. She belonged to the church's Philathea class and the Woman's Society of World Service.



Minnie kept in contact with the extended Schwemm family during her life. Here are some snippets from the "Local News" column in the Barrington Review over the years.


Barrington Review - June 11, 1914
Mrs. F. Sprung of Grinnell, Iowa, Mrs. L. Pyritz of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Mrs. C. Schwemm and daughter, Miss Mayme, of Chicago spent the weekend at the house of William Schnetlage.

Barrington Review - October 22, 1914 pg 5
Mr. and Mrs. J. Peterson and daughter, Mildred, and sons, Howard and Arthur of Chicago visited at the home of William Schnetlage Sunday.

Barrington Review - September 23, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. William Schnetlage and daughters Nelta and Stella and Mr. and Mrs. William Stockel and daughter Mabel, spent Sunday at Avondale with the Nieland family.

Barrington Review - September 14, 1916 - pg 5
Mrs. William Schnetlage visited Mrs. Edward Peters at the Lakeside hospital, Chicago, Saturday afternoon.

Barrington Review - September 14, 1916 pg 5
Guests at the Schnetlage home over Saturday and Sunday were Misses Emma and Florence Rosenbaum, Mr. Ryerson and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Peterson and family of Chicago.

Barrington Review - July 28, 1921 pg 5
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Petersen of Detroit, Mich., and J.P. Petersen and daughter, Mildred of Chicago were mid-week visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Schnetlage of North Hawley Street.

Barrington Review - September 8, 1921 pg 5
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krone and family, Mrs. Thomas and Mr. and Mrs.Theodore Ebner of Chicago were guests the first of the week of Mr. and Mrs. William Schnetlage of North Hawley Street.

Barrington Review - August 13, 1925 pg 5
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Niel and family of Chicago spent the week-end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schnetlage of North Avenue.

Barrington Review - June 30, 1927 pg 2
Mrs. Lizzie Pyritz of Indianapolis, Ind., and Miss Mamie Schwemm and Lawrence Woods of Chicago were guests at the home of their cousin, Mrs. Wm. Schnetlage, on Monday and Tuesday of this week.


Barrington Review - September 29, 1927
Mr. and Mrs. Wm Rosenbaum and daughter Miss Emma, and Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Likut and family of Chicago spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Schnetlage
of North Avenue.

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