Amiel Bollinger

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Amiel Bollinger - DIES QUIETLY i IN AFTERNOON ! ' ! : . ! Amiel,...
DIES QUIETLY i IN AFTERNOON ! ' ! : . ! Amiel, Bollinger, 83 Years of I Age, Taken After Two Months Illness. i Amlel Bollinger. 83 year sof age, ! retired .from 'active business life for-the for-the for-the past five years, died at hia ti,Cr ,221 Main Street Tuesday afternoon ;at o'clock. He had been 111 for about two months but death came q itetly. His brother. John, states that "Amiel Just dropped away as to' sleep.' He had ended 61 years and four months of business life as a barber In Sycamore 1b lfiii. He was born In Alsace Lorraine, France, , Aug-usf Aug-usf Aug-usf 16, 1852.-Whlla 1852.-Whlla 1852.-Whlla he was yet young his parous. vM.r. and Mrs. William Bollinger 4came to America -and -and first settled. In Burlington Burlington township. He grew into ills youth Mi fhat community and' then came; to Sycamore. When he was eighteen years lot age he went to work for Joe Reddey, a barber who had locates in the building where the present Bollinger shop la tlU in business.. ; . July 7.' 1874 he married Mary Ann Purdue at DeKalb. A year before hi- hi- marriage the home at 221 North Main Street bad been built and here the couple lived for almost .62 years of married life. Buys Own Shop After working for Mr. Reddey for a time be bought his employer's shop and continued In the barber business and thus started the shop that has become an historical land-mark land-mark land-mark both as a business and as a buldlng in down town Sycamore. Later his two brothers. Frank and John, became his partners. Frank died abqut 25 years ago, but John is still 'on the job. and not long ago passod the Lalf century mark in his liarbering career there. In 1931 Amiel retired because of age and because be felt that he -ad -ad earned a rest. Surviving him are his -wife, -wife, three daughters, .one son, four sisters and a brother. The daughters are Itlanche and Anna at home and Mrs. Tom Halloran who resides within a block of the parental . home. The son is Thomas, also at home. The Bisters are Mrs. T. J. Renin, - Mrs. Josephine Stutenroth. Mrs. Mary Scott, and Clara Bollinger, all in Sycamore. The brother is John, also here. A daughter Nellie and another brother, Virgil, preceded him In. death. Funeral services for Mr. Bollinger will be held on Thursday morning. Following ' services from the. home at 9:00 o'clock services will be held from the St. Mary's church at : 80 o'clock. The Rev. ' Fr. P. S. Masterson will conduct the service. Interment to be in the Mt, Carmel cemetery:

Clipped from The Daily Chronicle01 Apr 1936, WedPage 2

The Daily Chronicle (De Kalb, Illinois)01 Apr 1936, WedPage 2
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