From "Aurora Republican" [Aurora, Hamilton Co., NE], 17 Sep 1891, p. 3, col. 2:
Died -- Sept. 4th, 1891, at Lincoln, Nebraska, Mr. Abraham A. Hartquist, of typhoid fever, aged 73 years, 11 months and 7 days.
Mr. Abraham A. Hartquist was born in Sweden, Sept. 26th, 1827. Married in 1852. He was the father of eleven children -- seven boys and four girls. Removed to Illinois, from there to Nebraska, near Marquette, in 1883,where, by his habits of industry and frugality, he succeeded in making a splendid home and gathering considerablewealth. Anxious to give the younger boys a liberal education and engage in some other business than farming, Father and Mother Hartquist, with the two younger boys, removed in May, 1891, to Lincoln in search of more favorable opportunities. Here, before being permitted to realize his greatest desire, which seemed to be to see his children favorably started in life, he fell a prey to the dreadful diseases, typhoid fever and bright's disease, and on the morning of Sept. 4, 1891, at 4 o'clock, he peacefully "passed within the veil."
He was first a member of the Episcopal church. Shortly after moving to Lincoln he joined the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. His remains rest in Richland cemetery, three miles south of Marquette. Funeral services were concluded by Rev. J. Haskins, pastor of the U. B. church in Lincoln, and the writer, who delivered the funeral sermon from Rev. xx, 6.
A. E. Hottell
Note: "Mr. August Hjertquist of Algonquin and and Annette Persdatter of McHenry County" were married "on the Twenty six day of January 1853" in McHenry Co., IL.
Obituary from undated clipping [possibly "Aurora Republican," actual publication info unknown]:
MRS. A. HARTQUEST
Died, Mrs. Antonette Hartquest, at the home of her daughter, Miss [sic] Morton Kee, three miles south of Marquette, Thursday, July 29, 1897, aged 68 years, 3 months and 22 days.
Deceased was born in Sweden, April 7, 1829; came to America in 1858 [sic], and was married to Abraham Hartquest the same year in McHenry county, Ills. To this union were born eleven children, four girls and seven boys, of whom four girls and four boys survive her. They are Mrs. H. A. Benthusen of Algonquin, Ill., Mrs. Morton Kee and Mrs Jos. Warneke of Marquette, Neb., Mrs. Sumner Pingry of Nunda, Ill., A. O. Hartquest of Aurora, Neb., and Edward, William and Otis Hartquest of Lincoln, Neb.
In 1883 Mr. and Mrs. Hartquest came to Hamilton county, Neb., where they lived on a farm two miles south of Marquette for eight years, after which they moved to Lincoln, where Mr. Hartquest died six months after their removal there.
Mrs. Hartquest was a member of the United Brethren church and remained a faithful, loyal and earnest Christian until her death. During her late illness she expressed a firm faith in Christ, a strong hope of a better country and she has now gone to its reward.
She was an affectionate and tender wife and mother and leaves a large circle of warm friends to mourn her departure.
The funeral was held at the Richland United Brethren church south of Marquette, Rev. H. E. Myers of Lincoln, officiating.
Note: Born in Vastra Gardstrop, Borgstena, Älvsborg, Sweden, "Antonette"was the daughter of Pehr Jonasson & Lisa Larsdotter. She was christened Agnetta Pehrsdotter, married as Annette Persdatter and buried as Antoinette Hartquest but most often referred to as Annette or Nettie with her maiden name given as "Page." This is the surname adopted by her brother, Johan August Pehrsson, who became August Page after he arrived in Illinois in the mid-1860s and when he homesteaded in Hamilton Co., NE, in 1872.
Obituary from undated clipping, May 1924 [actual publication info unknown]:
PROMINENT AURORA REALTOR
ANSWERS LAST CALL SUNDAY
Al Hartquest, Pioneer Resident of County, Dies
At Home -- Funeral Thursday Morning
A. O. Hartquest, prominent Aurora realtor and resident here more than 40 years, died at his home in Aurora Sunday afternoon about six o'clock, following an illness which dated from an attack of flue about a year ago. He had been seriously ill about a week, after having been seized with a severe heart attack eight days prior to his death.
Funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church in Aurora Thursday morning at ten o'clock. Rev. James B Brown of the Federated church and Rev. Ervine of the Vine Congregational church at Lincoln will be in charge of the services. Interment will be in Aurora cemetery, where the Masonic order will have charge of the committal services at the grave.
Mr. Hartquest was influential in Aurora business circles up until the time of his death. He was one of the organizers of the First Trust company, which he served as vice president and general manager until his death. E. J. Hainer of Lincoln is president of the company.
After an attack of the flu about a year ago, Mr. Hartquest was subject to heart and kidney trouble. Although he was able to attend to his business affairs part of the time, during the winter months Mr. Hartquest was confined to his home much of the time. His fatal illness began Saturday, April 23, when a severe heart attack threatened his life for several hours. Although he rallied during the week and at times appeared to be much improved, he was stricken again Sunday afternoon and passed away.
Alvin O. Hartquest was born in McHenry county, Illinois, near the city of Elgin, April 14, 1865, his parents being Abraham A. and Nettie Hartquest, both natives of Sweden. The family moved to Hamilton county in April 1883, and since that time Mr Hartquest has made his home here.
He received his education in the public schools of Illinois, and was reared to the occupation of farming. He afterwards engaged in the creamery business in Aurora and was active along that line for fifteen years. He then entered the real estate business with the late J. B. Cunningham, with whom he was associated for a number of years.
Following the latter's death, he organized the First Trust company, becoming the executive head of the business as vice president and general manager. Under his direction, the company became one of the strong financial institutions of Hamilton county.
Mr. Hartquest was also one of the stockholders of the Farmers State bank of Aurora and had invested in considerable land in this county.
He was a thirty-second degree Mason in the Scottish Rite, and had taken an active part in Masonic work for a number of years. He was also a member of the Royal Highlanders. He belonged to the Federated church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Eldridge of Hastings, Mary Hartquest, dietitian at Rochester, Minnesota, and Lura Hartquest, a teacher in the Aurora schools. He is also survived by a brother, Otis F. Hartquest, of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Morton Kee and Mrs. Joseph Warneke of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Sumner Pingry of Crystal Lake, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Morton Kee of Los Angeles, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adamek and Joseph Adamek of Elgin, Ill., are present for the funeral, as are the children. Charles and Joseph Adamek are brothers of of Mrs. A. O. Hartquest.
Note: Alvin O. Hartquest m. Amelia Adamek 26 Dec 1893 in Kane Co., IL.