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Ferdinand Adermann’s Death

September 27, 2011

On January 5, 1927, Ferdinand “Fred” Adermann succumbed to Carcinoma of the Stomach.* Three days later, on January 8, he was buried in Union Cemetery at Altamont, IL. According to the 1880 U.S. Census, Fred was born in Pottsdam, Prussia (he was living in Saint Francis, Effingham Co, IL at the time of the 1880 Census and living with “William Ederman” while working on the railroad). His death certificate information confirms that his parents were Christ Adermann and¬†Friedericke Bergmann. The 1880 Census shows both Christ and Friedericke being from Pottsdam, Prussia.

His obituary:

Altamont Resident for Many Years Succumbs at Family Home in This City –
Funeral Services from the Emanuel Lutheran Church on Friday.
Mr. Ferdinand D. Adermann passed away on last Wednesday forenoon, a few hours after The Altamont News had come from the press. He was stricken ill only a few days before his passing, although his health had been below par for some time. It was not until December 28th that he allowed himself to stay in be on account of his weakened condition.
He was born in Biderkoph, Germany on February 11, 1859. His age, then, was sixty seven years, ten months and twenty four days. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1875. He came to this country with his mother and sisters and located in the Bethlehem neighborhood, during the late seventies.
Mr. Adermann was married on October 19, 1882 to Miss Mary Heiden, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heiden. A year later Mr. and Mrs. Adermann moved to Altamont, uniting at that time with the Emanuel Lutheran Church, where they were always faithful members. Mr. Adermann was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for fifteen years. He then became an employee of the Baltimore and Ohio, remaining with this company until his death, or for twenty eight years.
Two brothers and four children preceded Mr. Adermann in Death. He is survived by Mrs. Adermann and eight children – Carl Adermann of Daggett, Michigan; Mrs. Henry DeJong of Springfield; Theodore Adermann of Mt. Pulaski; Mrs. Hulda Wassilak of Springfield; Paul Adermann of Lincoln; Mrs. Leonard Yocum of Detroit, Michigan; Alma and Wilbert, at home. There are also twenty one grandchildren, three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law, two sisters, other near relatives and many friends.
Following the death of their daughter Mrs. Durheim, almost eleven years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Adermann took the little son Harry, then seven months of age, to live with them.
Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon from the Emanuel Lutheran Church by the pastor Rev. M. O. Burkhardt, following which interment was at Union Cemetery.

* Death Certificate, State of Illinois Standard Certificate of Death Registration District No 244, Primary District No 4449, Registered Number 1. (This reference is found here.)

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