The following obituary and card of thanks is found in The Weekly Standard Herald newspaper of Warrensburg, Mo, Vol LXI #35 dated 22 Jan, 1926.
Mrs. R.S. Achterberg, well known in the Burtville neighborhood and other parts of Johnson county, passed away Friday night 15 Jan, 1926 at the home of her son, Otto Achterberg, the well known Burtville merchant.At the time of her death, she was sixty-three years of age.Mrs. Achterberg moved to this city with her family about ten years ago from Kansas City where they previously resided.She is survived by her husband, R.E. Achterberg; one son, Otto, and a brother, William Zeich of Chicago, Illinois.She was held in high esteem by all who knew her.She was a member of the Evangelical church and lived a Christian life. Funeral services for Mrs. Achterberg were held at the New Bethel church Monday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. Berlekamp, pastor of the Kansas City, Kansas Evangelical church. Many friends and relatives from out of the county were also present to pay their respects to this well-known lady. Among those at the funeral were F. Schwirtz and daughter, Miss Emma; J. Bucholz and daughter, Miss Emily of Kansas City; Mrs. Lizzie Dumdey of Chicago; Mrs. Sperling and Mrs. Lizzie Gunz of Aurora, Illinois.
CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness in the sickness and death of our dear wife, mother, sister and aunt.Also Rev. Nicholson and members, singers and pianist at the New Bethel Church. R.E. Achterberg Otto Achterberg and wife William Zeich Mrs. Lizzie Dumdey
Note:I am not researching this family but thought I would pass this info along for those that may be.Cemetery records of Johnson county, Mo, indicated that Mrs. Achterberg was buried in the Adams cemetery. The cemetery records list Emlie Ziech Achterberg, wife of Reinhold, born 1864 and died 1926.Reinhold is listed as being born 1861 with no death date indicated.The next time I visit the Adams cemetery I will see if I can obtain the death date for Reinhold and follow-up with his obituary.The town of Burtville no longer exists in Johnson county other than a crossroads.It is my understanding that an Achterberg family ran a general store in this area at one time. This may have been Otto Achterberg.