Date of publication is not known. Wilhelmine Batz died on 6 January 1940.
Mrs. Wilhelmine Batz, nee Altenberg, beloved wife of John E. Batz, deceased, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in –law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cushman in Fremont township Saturday evening at the age of 78 years and 20 days.
Mrs. Batz was born December 16, 1861 in Germany and came to the Untied States when a young lady of 20, and made her home in Lake Zurich.
On June 14, 1883, she was united in marriage to Mr. John Batz, at Russels Grove by Rev. Losner of the Ev. Lutheran church. Six children were of this union, one son, Fred, age 6 years, preceded his parents in death.
Mrs. Batz leaves to mourn her departure five living children, Mrs. Oscar Hauri, Mr. William Batz, Mrs. Carl Cushman of Fremont township, Mrs. Charles Seiler of Libertyville, Mr. August Batz of Mundelein; two daughters-in-law and three son-in-law; 24 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Bederske; one brother, Mr. August Altenburg.
Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cushman and at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Lutheran church, Rev. Gerth officiating; interment was in the Fairfield Lutheran cemetery.