From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. JOHN BROWN JUNE 4, 1925
This community was grieved and shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. John Brown Sunday ( May 31) night about 10 o'clock. She was in her usual good health during the early part of the evening and retired shortly after 9 o'clock. About 10 o'clock Mr. Brown went to their bedroom to retire. Mrs. Brown complained that she felt nauseated and went to the bathroom to vomit. Mr. Brown heard her fall and when he reached her she was dying. Dr. Miller, who resides next door to the Brown home came immediately but could not stay the hand of death. The burial was in the Chatsworth cemetery. Brief funeral services were held at the home at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon and more extended services in the Lutheran church at 2:00. Mrs. Brown was a woman much beloved by those who knew her. She was a home lover and of a quiet and unassuming nature -- the ideal mother and friend. The grief stricken husband and children have the sympathy of everyone who knew this good woman in their great loss. Sophia Lungus was born April 21, 1856, in Hanover, Germany. She came to this country with her parents in May, 1866. They located in Chicago for a short time but the same year they came to Chatsworth. On February 27, 1876 she was united in marriage to Mr. John Brown. They moved to a farm south of Chatsworth for a few years and then back to the village where they have resided since. To them were born twelve children. Four preceded the mother in death. Those living are Ernest, of Manson, Iowa; George, of Chatsworth; Charles, of Manson, Iowa; Mr. B.J. Carney, of near Piper City; John J., of Chatsworth; Mrs. Joe Miller, of Chatsworth; Martin, of Chatsworth and Mrs. Fred Blumenschein, of Chatsworth. She was in good health until the evening of the 31st of May when she was attacked with acute indigestion and died within a few minutes. She leaves to mourn, besides her husband and the children mentioned above, eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Gus Bork, and Mrs. Will Bork, both living in Missouri.