Obit of Henry Herkert 1896
From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
MARCH 20, 1896
On Thursday, March 19, at 12:30 o'clock, occurred the death of Henry Herkert at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Joh Berberich, in Charlotte township.
Less than two years ago he left his parents and childhood senes [sic] in Germany and, at the age of eighteen, came to America to make for himself a home and fortune. He came directly to this part of Illinois and had worked for different farmers in this vicinity, always making friends and giving his employer full satisfaction. He was in town on Saturday last, and in the evening, after his return home, was taken sick. Inflammation of the bowels followed and his death occurred at the time above state.
Deceased was born in Baden, Germany, March 10, 1876, and leaves to mourn his early death his parents, relatives and friends in the old country; two sisters and one brother and many friends here in America. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) morning from the SS. Peter and Paul's church.