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Conrad Stork died at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the family home in Christian county, two miles south and half a mile west of Stonington. He was almost seventy -eight years old. He was a veteran of the Civil War and one of the best known farmers of Christian county.
While not a man of great wealth Mr. Stork was comfortably situated and leaves a considerable estate. he and his wife have always been held in high regards in the community. They have a beautiful home near Stonington. Both have always been found of flowers and they showed splendid taste in beautifying the grounds about their home. They were also successful in raising many varieties of fruit, all of a high quality. When out driving their friends always made the Stork home a regular stopping place, and they were always welcome.
Mr. Stork was born in Bavaria, Germany, November 21, 1837. When he was only thirteen years old he came to America, landing in New York. He worked near that city as a farm hand for five years and then came to Illinois. He settled in Adams county, but after a short time moved to Logan county and remained there until 1862. There at the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in company B, of the One -Hundred and Sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served until his regiment was mustered out of the service at Washington.
Returning at once to Illinois, he and Miss Mary Schick were married. They remained in Logan county until 1885 when they moved to near Stonington and that has been their home ever since. Besides his wife Mr. Stork is survived by seven children, Frank and John Stork and Mrs. Kate Colbrook, all of Stonington, Mrs Ann Polk, of Raymond, Nebraska, Mrs. Clement Bedinghaus of Farmersville, Illinois, Mrs. L. T. Bridges of Mahomet and Mrs. Thomas Wynn of Stonington.
The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Friday morning at the Catholic church in Stonington. The services will be conducted by Rev. Father Corcoran. The body will be brought to Decatur and interred in Calvary. It is the intention to make the trip by automobiles but in case of rain the funeral party will come over the Wabash.
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