Old Resident Passes at Kent
Kent, Ill. Dec. 11 - Mrs. Hannah Davis passed away on Tuesday morning, December 9, at Kent. Had she lived until the 14th of January, she would have been ninety-eight years old. The maiden name of the deceased was Hannah Deibler. She was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. In 1846 she married to John Lantzer, who died in 1873. To this union were born seven children. The survivors are Mrs. Emma Bender of Kent and Cora Reber, of Freemont, Mich. There are seventeen grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren. The five shildren who procedded her in death were: Mary Rudell, George Lantzer, Francis Heitter, Sophia Lantzer and Ellen Reber. John and Hannah Lantzer started for their pioneer home in 1847, coming by boat all the way from Pittsburgh, via the Ohio and Illinois rivers to Savanna, Ill. From there they drove to Babb's Grove. Decedent had been a resident of Stephenson county ever since. In 1884 she was married to Amos Davis of Eleroy, where they resided for five years. Later they moved to Kent and then to Pearl City. Since the death of Mr. Davis in 1924 she resided with her daughter Mrs. William Bender, who most devotedly and lovingly cared for her mother in extreme age. She was a faithful member of the Luthern church from girlhood. Her kindly lovable disposisition endeared her to many friends and acquaintences who for years have been solicitious of her welfare in her declining years. The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock at Mrs. Bender's home. A former pastor, Rev. Stall of Nac----, will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Lena Cemetery.
"The Freeport Journal Standard" Freeport, IL, 11 December 1924. Submitted by: Jana Knopf on 3 Aug 1998