William Henry Heller
Son of Augustus Heller and Anna Margaret Schmidt
Born 21 Dec 1846 in Saxe-Meiningen, Germany, Saxony, Prussia
Died 13 Dec 1932 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois
Galena Daily Gazette, 14 Dec 1932
Wm H. Heller is Taken by Death
William H. Heller passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Bucher in East Galena at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Dec 13th. The deceased was born in Germany December 21st, 1846 and came to America in 1852. He resided in Jo Daviess County for fifty-five years and followed the occupation of farming for a number of years in East Galena. His wife preceded him in death thirty-three years ago. The following children are surviving; R. H. Heller of Rice Township, Henry of Schullsburg, Wisconsin, William of East Galena, Fred of Texas, Mrs. William Beadle of Rice Township, and Mrs. John Bucher of East Galena. Twenty-one grandchildren are also surviving. Mr. Heller was a charter member of Steuben Lodge O. F. & M. Wildey Lodge and is a member of Wildey Lodge No. 5, I. O. O. F. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon from the home in East Galena at two o'clock pm. Burial will be made in Greenwood Cemetery.
His wife Anna K Lehy-Heller
Born 21 Jan 1848 in Saxony, Prussia
Died 12 Nov 1899 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois
Galena Daily Gazette, 13 Nov 1899
DEATH OF MRS. WILLIAM HELLER
Expires at Her Home in Rice Township at 10 O'Clock Sunday Morning
Mrs. Heller Was Quite Well Known Here and Many Friends Will Hear With Sorrow of Her Demise
The many friends in this city of Mrs. William Heller were greatly shocked and pained this morning by the news of her sudden and unexpected death on Sunday afternoon at about 10 o'clock at the family home in Rice.
While Mrs. Heller had not been in the best of health for a year past she was at no time considered seriously ill. In fact for some months back she had been feeling quite well until last Saturday when she was taken suddenly ill, complaining from suffering greatly from pain in her side. Medical assistance was secured but she continued to grow worse, suffering excruciating agony the while. On Saturday night and Sunday several physicians were summoned to her bedside but all in vain, the inevitable decree had gone forth and death closed the painful scene as mentioned above.
Mrs. Heller, whose maiden name was Annie Leyh, was a native of Germany where she was born fifty-one years ago. While yet young in years she emigrated to this country with her parents, coming to Galena about thirty years ago. It was here that she was united in marriage with William Heller who survives her. Soon after marriage they took up residence on the farm now owned by them in Rice township, on the Elizabeth road, where her home has been since until claimed by death. Besides the deeply bereaved husband she leaves to mourn her departure four sons, Richard, Henry, William and Fred, and two daughters, Bertie and the youngest child of the family whose name was not learned. She is also survived by her aged father who is now residing with his only remaining daughter, Mrs. Aubasch of Chicago, and by two brothers, Fred Leyh of this city and Henry of Grant county, Wis.
Mrs. Heller was a generous-hearted, noble-minded, God-fearing woman and made friends with every one with whom she came in contact. She loved her family and her home and the larger part of her time and attention were devoted to them. Her loss to the family will be most keenly felt and the sympathy and commisseration of the entire community are theirs.
The funeral will be held from the family residence at 10:30 o'clock next Wednesday morning to St. John's Lutheran Church on Bench street in this city where services will be held, Rev. Paul Schmidt officiating. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.
William Henry Heller & Anna Lehey
Submitted by Christa Hughes.