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Meta Charlotte Sophie Hill

Female 1881 - 1948


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  • Name  Meta Charlotte Sophie Hill 
    Born  10 Nov 1881  Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Baptism  18 Dec 1881  Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reverend Schmidt officiated.
    Confirmation  7 Apr 1895  Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reverend Schmidt officiated.
    _UID  2DBA024B99D67D4ABDE4E0DD930197DDD08A 
    Died  2 Jun 1948  Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • She is Mattie Kasten on her death certificate; the information was provided by R.A. Kasten. She had high blood pressure, a bad heart valve, and hardening of her aorta. She was living at 1032 East Stephenson Street but died at 514 South Chicago Avenue.
    Buried  7 Jun 1948  Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Walker Mortuary handled the arrangements.
    Kasten, Meta (nee Hill)(1881-1948)
    Kasten, Meta (nee Hill)(1881-1948)
    Mattie Kasten
    1881-1948

    Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
    Notes 
    • Mrs. LeRoy Kasten Entertains At Birthday Surprise for Mrs. Herman Kasten

      Mrs. LeRoy Kasten, East Stephenson street, gave a surprise party last evening for her mother-in-law, Mrs. Herman Kasten, the occasion being her birthday. Games were enjoyed, favors going to Mrs. Henry Bokemeier, Mrs. Fred Kneller and Mrs. Karl Kasch. Mrs. Kasten was nicely remembered. Refreshments were served at 11 o'clock and included an ice cream birthday cake.

      Freeport Journal-Standard, Saturday, 11 November 1939, page 2, left column
    Person ID  I252  Page-Dumroese
    Last Modified  29 Dec 2011 

    Father  Louis Hill,   b. 7 Dec 1854, Strasen, Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1927, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Henriette Mueller,   b. 31 Aug 1852, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1947, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Feb 1877  Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F103  Group Sheet

    Family  Hermann Wilhelm Ludwig Carl Kasten,   b. 23 Jan 1880, Basse (L├╝hburg), Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1949, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Jan 1901  Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • They were married in the parsonage.
    Children 
     1. LeeRoy Wilhelm Kasten,   b. 28 Jan 1901, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1969, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ralph Albert Kasten,   b. 26 Nov 1902, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1964, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cora Emeline Mathilde Kasten,   b. 14 Jul 1904, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1995, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F95  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Nov 1881 - Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 18 Dec 1881 - Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConfirmation - 7 Apr 1895 - Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1901 - Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jun 1948 - Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Jun 1948 - Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hill, Henriette (nee Mueller) and her children
    Hill, Henriette (nee Mueller) and her children
    Elizabeth Hill (Henriette nee Mueller) with her five children at Krape Park, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois circa 1943. Left to right = Walter, Arthur, Meta Kasten, William, and Albert.
    Kasten, Hermann and Meta (nee Hill) Wedding
    Kasten, Hermann and Meta (nee Hill) Wedding
    Hermann Martin Kasten and Meta Charlotte Sophie Hill wedding portrait, 3 Jan 1901.

    Headstones
    Kasten, Herman (1880-1949) and Meta (nee Hill)(1881-1948)
    Kasten, Herman (1880-1949) and Meta (nee Hill)(1881-1948)
    Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois

  • Sources 
    1. [S418] Illinois: Stephenson County Death Certs, Kasten, Mattie. b 10 Nov 1881, Stephenson County. d 2 Jun 1948 at 3 p.m. at 514 South Chicago. Buried: 7 Jun 1948, Oakland Cemetery, Florence [Township], Freeport. Spouse: Herman Kasten. Residence: 1032 East Stephenson. Father: Louis Hill, b Germany. Mother: Lizette Mueller, b Germany. Informant: R.A. Kasten, Freeport. Certificate: 27-168; registered number: 198.

    2. [S264] Illinois: Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, Hermann Kasten and Meta Hill; Stephenson County; License 371 (accessed 24 Oct 2010).

    3. [S418] Illinois: Stephenson County Death Certs, Kasten, Herman M. b 23 Jan 1880 in Germany, d 2 Oct 1949 at Deaconess Hospital in Freeport. Buried: 4 Oct 1949, Oakland Cemetery, Florence [Township], Freeport. Last occupation: Salesman, Mfg. Co. Widowed. Spouse: Mattie Kasten. Residence: 203 North Fairview, Freeport. Father: Carl Kasten, b Germany. Mother: Minnie Norden, b Germany. Informant: R.A. Kasten, Freeport. "...deceased came to his death... shock from fall from hospital window, Room 207 Deaconess Hopstial. That on Sept. 18, 1949 the deceased shot himself in the head with 38 cal. revolver. Self inflicted with suicidal indent [sic]." Certificate 27-1195. Registered numbered: 315.