February 20, 1902
Died, at his home on North Main Street, in Algonquin, on the evening of Feb. 13, 1902, John Ehlert, aged 71 years, 10 months, 5 days. Born in Germany in 1830, he came to America in 1860 and settled in Dundee, Kane county. In 1861 he enlisted in the 4th Missouri cavalry and served his adopted country faithfully and well for three years and three months. In 1879 he settled on a farm purchased of James McNab, 2.5 miles northwest of Algonquin, and resided there until 1894, when he moved to Algonquin, where he lived until his death. Decreased was the father of four children- John and William of Huntley, Charles at home, and Minnie, the wife of Frank Klassen. The wife an children survive him. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 1 o'clock p.m., Rev. George. Pratt of Dundee officiating. The pallbearers were: Albert Wilbrandt, Frank Dvorak, Chris Franke and Charles Berkley. The family has the sympathy of their many friends.