From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
OLTMAN VOSS NOVEMBER 15, 1912
The funeral of the late Oltman Voss, of Charlotte, whose sudden death at this home in Charlotte township on Friday (Nov. 8) morning last, was mentioned in last weeks issue of the Plaindealer, was held on Sunday morning at the Charlotte Evangelical church at 10:30 o'clock, interment being made at the Chatsworth cemetery. The services were conducted by Revs. S. W. Moehl and Jerry Behrns. Oltman Voss was born on March 28, 1842, in Howerfehn, Ostfriesland, Germany, and he was 70 years, 7 months and 10 days of age at the time of his death. At the age of 26 years he came to America and located in the vicinity of Charlotte, and had lived in that neighborhood until the time of his death, being one of the most prominent German farmers of this corner of Livingston county. In 1870 he was united in marriage with Antje DeBuhr. Ten children were born to the union, three having preceded him in death. Those surviving are Annie, wife of Benjamin Saathoff, of Bronaugh, Mo.; Ollie, wife of William Flessner, of Charlotte; Katie, wife of Teese Flessner, of Charlotte; Lena, wife of Agga Herren, of Sullivan township; Barbara, at home; Millie, wife of Henry Flessner, Jr., of Sullivan township; Louis, at home. Mr. Voss united with the Evangelical church a number of years ago and was a member of the Charlotte congregation at the time of his death. He was interested in the work of the church, was a faithful husband and father, an excellent neighbor, and was possessed of a cheerful disposition and liberal nature. In addition to his wife, six daughters and one son, he leaves nineteen grandchildren, two sisters; other relatives and a host of friends to mourn the departure of a man universally esteemed.