January 18, 1901
Death of R. W. Haeger
In the death of R.W. Haeger, which occurred at his home in Algonquin, Friday, Jan. 18, 1901, Algonquin loses one of her best and most honorable citizens, a man of unquestioned character and integrity, and his family is deprived of a loving and indulgent father, who was first in the minds and thoughts of his children, and who shared with them their joy and sorrows and filled as well as man can fill, the place of a mother who died several year since. Surrounded by his family, Mr. Haeger passed peacefully into his last sleep early Friday morning, the immediate cause of his death being heart failure. He had been ill only ten days. His health was broken by the grippe, and last winter he spent the cold season in Arizona, receiving some benefit thereby, but never fully regaining his health. Mr. Haeger was a brother of the late D.H. Haeger of Dundee, and was born near Berlin, Germany. He came to this country with his parents, who located near Algonquin, when he was aged about 5 years and grew to manhood in the same community where he lived and died, engaging in farming and cattle buying, and of late making his home in the village. His wife died several years since, leaving a family of six children- Anna, Mrs. Jennie Helm, Vera, Alta, Robert E. And Arthur- all living in Algonquin. Mr. Haeger was aged 51 years, and was a member of Algonquin camp 490, M.W.A. carrying $2,000 insurance. The funeral services were held Sunday, at 1 p.m., at the Congregational church, under the auspices of the Woodmen, and a very large number of friends were in attendance to render the final evidence of love and respect. Rev. Elliott of Marshall, Ill., a former pastor of the church and personal friend of the deceased, presided at the services, and about seventy Woodmen assisted in performing the sad fraternal rites of the order. The burial was in Algonquin cemetery. A good man and true has passed from us.