Notes for Edward Charles Stoneberg: Edward Stoneberg was a salesman most of his life. He had a shoestore in Henry, Illinois; he also sold shoes in the Marshall Field shoe department in Chicago. As a child, I remember that my grandfather was very good to me. During the depression, my mother and father lived for a period of time with my grandmother and grandfather in a house they owned on Phillips Street in Galesburg, Illinois. My grandfather used to say to me, "There's a big, black bear that lives in the basement." I believe he was a very religious man, but a bit vain and worldly at times. He liked the ladies, and my mother and aunt found a note in his Henry shoestore written by a girlfriend. After he went to Chicago to live with his sister and brother-in-law in Hinsdale, Il., my grandmother went on the train from Galesburg to visit him. At the Union Station in Chicago, she spied him putting another woman on the train. Grandma just went over to him and tapped him on the shoulder to make him aware of what she had seen. During those depression years, my uncle Homer and my father had to bail him out of jail, because he had written a false check. Mother used to say that he was very strict with her and Alice when they were girls. He was also severe with my grandmother when he didn't have the clothes he wanted to wear. I don't believe that my grandmother and grandfather were ever legally separated; but they lived apart for a number of years. When he was critically ill at his sister and brother-in-law's house, he called for my grandmother to come to his side. He had had a kidney surgery and was dying. I believe he asked grandma to say the 23rd Psalm for him, and he told her that he could see "the pearly gates of heaven." I attended his funeral in Hinsdale, since I was about 5 years old. I was held up to look into the casket and view my grandfather. At the cemetery, when the casket was lowered into the ground, my grandmother and mother and aunt sobbed with unrestricted grief. He was buried in Bronswood Cemetery in an unmarked grave belonging to Harry Lehmann, his brother-in-law from Hinsdale. My mother and Aunt Alice once returned to the cemetery to attempt finding the grave, but no one was present to tell them where to look. They discussed the need to put a marker on the grave. This was never done. Bronswood Cemetery Incorp. 3805 Madison St. Oak Brook, Ill. 60523. (630-323-0185) (Source: Gordon Long, grandson,April 13, 2001)
More About Edward Charles Stoneberg: Burial: Unknown, Bronswood Cemetery Oak Brook, Illinois. Residence: Abt. 1918, Henry, Illinois.25
More About Edward Charles Stoneberg and Esther Amelia Katrina Johnson: Marriage: February 03, 1903, Alpha, Illinois.
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