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Monday, July 28, 1930 – Lincoln Evening Courier – Lincoln,Illinois


Edward F. L. Rautenberg, an influential resident of this city and active in local affairs previous to his lengthy illness, passed away at 7:40 o’clock Saturday evening at his home at 325 Peoria Street. His death followed an illness extending over the past ten years, the majority of which time he had been bedfast. Mr. Rautenberg was born in Westphalia, Germany, May 13, 1848 and died at the age of 82 years, 2 months, and 13 days. He came to this country in 1867 and was married in Lincoln, November 6, 1873 to Miss Emilie Boy. The latter passed away a number of years ago. The following eight children survive: Mrs. Amalia Allison, Lincoln; F. A. Rautenberg, Jasonville, Florida; A. T. Rautenberg, Seattle, Washington; Edward Rautenberg, Chicago; O. W. Rautenberg, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Pauline Cutler, Central Village, Connecticut; Misses Clara M. and Nelda at home. He also leaves two grandsons. Mr. Rautenberg was active in this city as a lodgeman previous to his illness, holding memberships in the Odd Fellows, Elks, R.A.M. Knights Templar and No. 210 A.F. & A.M. Up to the time of his illness he was in the insurance business in this city for many years and previously served as circuit clerk. He was a charter member of the local Elks lodge. The funeral will take place at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning from the chapel at the Sheets Home, with Rev. E. A. Moore of Grand Haven, Michigan former pastor of the local Trinity Episcopal church, in charge. Burial will be made in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Cutler and Edward Rautenberg have arrived in the city to attend their father’s funeral.

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