Samuel H. Artz was born in Hagerstown, Md., Jan 7, 1853. When but a small child he came with his parents to Ogle County, Illinois. He remained on his father’s farm until his marriage to Miss Margaret Hays on Jan 21, 1886. Soon after his marriage he purchased the farm home where he passed away early Friday morning, March 25, 1932.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Margaret, two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Miller of Polo, and Mrs. W. H. Hurst of Chicago, several nephews and nieces and many neighbors and friends.

He was a member of the Prairie Club, a social group of forty members who enjoyed many gatherings together and by whom he will be greatly missed. Of the original number, only six remain.

A kind and affectionate husband and a helpful and cooperative neighbor, he will be geatly missed by the many people to whom he has endeared himself.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in this city. Rev. Carl D. Kammey…, the pastor, officiated and interment was in Fairmount Cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS: I wish to thank all of the neighbors and friends who assisted me during the illness and death of my beloved husband. Also for the beautiful flowers and the use of the cars. Mrs. Margaret Artz.

Contributed by Julie Bartimus (source unknown)

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