Obituaries "P"


PAUSCH, Emelia A. (Mrs. George FEIG, Jr.) -- 1870-1964

Belleville, IL News Democrat dated Saturday, August 8, 1964: Mrs. Emelia Feig Dies at Age 94: Mrs. Emelia A. Feig, 94-year-old widow of R.R. 1, Caseyville, died of infirmities at 6 o'clock last evening at her home, five miles northwest of O'Fallon. A life-long resident of Caseyville Township, she had been ailing for the past year. Mrs. Feig was born in Caseyville Township on May 8, 1870, a daughter of the late Louis and Emelia Pausch, nee Kramer, and married George Feig in Belleville on May 1, 1889. Her husband, a farmer, died on November 28, 1937. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ollie Bevirt, O'Fallon and (private), wife of (private) and (private), wife of (private), both of Caseyville; a half-brother, (private), Collinsville; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A son, a daughter, five brothers and nine sisters preceded her in death. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Schildknecht Funeral Home, O'Fallon to Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

PAUSCH, John George, Sr. -- 1820-1885

Belleville Weekly Advocate dated Friday, March 20, 1885: On Tuesday morning the startling news reached this city to the effect that George Pausch, Sr., a well known farmer residing in Ridge Prairie, had committed suicide the night before by shooting himself in the head. The many friends of Mr. Pausch in this city, those who knew him well, were loth to believe the report of his death under such circumstances but later in the day the news was confirmed by the arrival of some of the members of the family. It appears that Mr. Pausch went to Collinsville on Monday to transact some business and on arriving there met some friends with whom he took several drinks. He wanted to draw some money from the bank in Collinsville, $1,500 and when he arrived at the bank he was somewhat intoxicated. He called for his money, however, and began to hunt in his pockets, for his certificates of deposit, the cashier in the meantime counting out the amount and placing it on the counter. Mr. Pausch continued fumbling in his pockets for his papers, and his actions were such as to attract the attention of the cashier, who then saw that his customer was under the influence of intoxications and not in condition to transact business. Withdrawing the money, he told Mr. Pausch he had better postpone drawing his money until another time, to which proposition he assented and he left the bank to go home. He must have drank more before leaving Collinsville, for when he arrived at home he was still under the influence of liquor and soon retired to his room. About midnight his son George heard his father up in his room and upon going thither found him searching through his pockets. Upon his asking him what was the matter, the old gentleman replied that he believed someone had taken his bank certificates as he couldn't find them. George advised him to not worry about his papers but to wait until morning to make the investigation, and finally persuaded him to go to bed. Later the son was again aroused by a noise in the old gentleman's room and again repaired thither, when his father complained of being cold. He was asked to go and share his son's bed and did so resting quietly for a while when he arose and returned again to his own room in which in the meantime a fire had been built. About five o'clock the family were startled by a pistol shot in Mr. Pausch's room and on rushing thither it was discovered that he had shot himself and was already dead. He lay stretched upon the bed, his right hand still grasping the pistol with which he had ended his life. He had placed the muzzle of the weapon to his right temple and pulled trigger, the ball passing through his head and lodging just underneath the skin on the other side. Death must have been instantaneous. The theory of the suicide is that he had got the impression that he had lost his bank certificates, and that this so affected him as to cause him to take his life. The verdict of the Coroner's jury was in accordance with the above facts. Mr. Pausch was one of our most substantial and respected farmers, having resided in the county for forty-five years and accumulated by his frugality and industry a large degree of wealth. He owned several farms i the vicinity where he lived and had recently purchased another and the money he was going to withdraw from the bank was for the purpose of making the last payment. He was 64 years of age and a widower, leaving four grown children to mourn his death.

PAUSCH, Lottie (Mrs. Louis Fulton) -- 1876 - 1958

Belleville Daily Advocate dated Feb. 11, 1958: Lottie Fulton Dies At Age 81; ILL Six Weeks -- Mrs. Lottie Fulton, 81, of 718 St. Clair avenue, Collinsville, died at 3:55 a.m. today in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where she had been a patient since Jan. 25. Death followed an illness of six weeks. She was born in Caseyville township, Oct. 19, 1876 and is survived by her husband, Louis Fulton, a former coal miner and farmer. Also surviving are four sons, Oliver and Roy Fulton, of Collinsville, Earl, East St. Louis, Arthur, O'Fallon; two daughters Mrs. Edith Siegel, Floraville; Mrs. Ada Pflugbeil, Collinsville; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Amelia Feig, Caseyville; two brothers, Henry Ruprecht, Belleville; Otto, of Collinsville. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Schroeppel funeral home, Collinsville.

PIGEON, Bertha (Mrs. Francis A. TISSIER) -- 1886-1942

East St. Louis, IL Journal dated Sept. 3, 1942: F. A. Tissier's Wife Is Dead - Death Occurs at Her Home in San Francisco, Calif. Word has been received here of the death Sept. 1 in San Francisco, Calif., of Mrs. Bertha Pidgeon Tissier, wife of Francis A. Tissier, former secretary of the East St. Louis Retail Merchants' association. Mrs. Tissier and her husband moved to San Francisco in 1925 where he took over the secretaryship of the San Francisco Retail Merchants' association. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Tissier is survived by a son, Joseph Tissier, two grandchildren, her father Chris Pidgeon, sisters Mrs. Annie Hortung, and Mrs. Velone McMahon. Burial took place in San Francisco.

October 27, 2002

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