Galena Daily Gazette
15 December 1939

Funeral Rites Held for Mrs. Clara Sohler Baker

The funeral of Mrs. Clara Sohler Baker was held this afternoon with services at 2 o'clock from the Furlong Chapel Home. Rev. P. R. McMahan, pastor of the Methodist church officiated.

The following acted as casket bearers: George Dagrisulies, Paul Girot, Albert Schoenfeld, Anthony Brown, William Davis and Robert Petitgout.

During the services Mrs. P. R. McMahan and Mrs. R. W. Klein sang two selections, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "In the Garden." Interment was made in the Log Church cemetery in Rice township.

Clara Sohler was born in Woodbine, June 16, 1890, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sohler. On July 26, 1913, she was united in marriage to Jacob Baker in Galena, who preceded her in death. The family lived in Rodden for many years where Mr. Baker was an employee on the railroad. Mrs. Baker moved to Galena in September of this year.

Death came at 2:20 Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16, at her home at 410 High street, following an illness of three months. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Batista Cantele of Rockford, Ill., and Miss Lulu Baker of Galena, two sons, Frank and John, both of Galena; five sisters, Mrs. William Hammer, Galena; Mrs. Elmer Knobbe, Hanover; Mrs. Raymond Cook, Elizabeth; Mrs. John Freund, Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss Elizabeth Sohler, Clinton, Ia.; and four brothers, Roy Sohler of Rodden; Delbert Sohler of Minneapolis; John Sohler of East Moline, Ill., and Michael Sohler of Galena.

Note: Log Church Cemetery is located in Elizabeth township.

Note: Probable correct spelling of casket bearer (according to 1920 census): Degriselles.

Submitted by Tim Doser