From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
JOHN MULLER DECEMBER 10, 1942
John Muller died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Rosenboom Tuesday morning, Dec. 8 at 5:30 o'clock. He had been ill for the past three weeks. The body lay in state in the Rosenboom home until this afternoon when services were conducted in the Lutheran church, with Rev. A.F. Karsten officiating. Burial will be in the Chatsworth cemetery. He was born in Engwieler, Alsace-Lorraine, France, April 15, 1866 and came to America in March, 1888. He was employed first as a farm hand by Philip Sohn near Forrest. He was married Sept. 22, 1892, to Miss Caroline Leininger at Cullom by the late Rev. M. Reinhardt. They moved to a farm near Strawn and continued farming until 1918 when they sold out and moved to Chatsworth. During the winter months while he farmed and at other spare times he was engaged in horse shoeing and blacksmith work, which trade he learned in France. Mrs. Muller died August 7, 1936, since which time he has made his home with his daughters, Mrs. Robert Rosenboom and Mrs. Gerbracht, in Chatsworth. He was a familiar figure in the business section of the village and as long as health permitted could be seen daily conversing with friends along the street. Quiet and unassuming he leaves many friends to mourn his passing. Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn (Mrs. Robert) Rosenboom and Lorraine (Mrs. Albert) Gerbracht; one son, Henry Muller, of Streator, and three grandchildren. Mrs. Kathryn Bork-Lehmann, Albert Gerbracht, Jr. and Dickie Rosenboom.