Obituaries for
Daniel & Magdalena Goeglein Descendants
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Elizabeth Goeglein Twesten
William Fritz Twesten
Frederick E. Twesten
Robert Louis Twesten
William Carl Twesten
Mrs. Pauline Twesten
Elizabeth Goeglein Twesten
Appeared in the East St. Louis (Illinois) Journal

Mrs. Elizabeth Twesten, 70, of
1523 North 25th St., died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday of heart trouble and
complications at the Christian Welfare Hospital.  She was a native of the
state of Virginia (incorrect information....Elizabeth was born in Meigs Co.)
and had resided here and in Belleville for the last 33 years.  Her husband,
the late William F. Twesten, prceded her in death in 1916.  Surviving are
three daughters, Mrs. William Walsh (Flora) of St. Louis; Mrs. Harold Pepple
(Mabel) of Sullivan, Ind., and Mrs. Edward Wies (Bertha) of San diego,
Calif.; four sons, William C., and Gustav H. Twesten of this city; Henry V.
Twesten of Belleville and Robert L. Twesten of Alton; 14 grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Twesten was a member of the Rob Morris Chapter, Order of Eastern Star
NO. 98, and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Funeral will be from the Niederfeld Mortuary, 9th Street and Ohio Avenue.
Word is being awaited form children out-of-town for final arrangements.

William Fritz Twesten
1859 - 1915
ll/14/1915 Journal

William F. Twesten, age 56 years, of 730 North 28th Street, East St. Louis,
died Friday morning after an illness of four months.  He is survived by his
wife, Lizzie Twesten, two brothers; eight children, William, Gustave, Henry,
Flora, Robert, Mable, Bertha and Fredrich, and eight grandchildren.  The
funeral will  start from the home residence at 2 p.m. Sunday the 14th, to
the Winstanley Park Presbyterian Church, where the services will be held,
thence to Mount Hope Cememtery.  He has been employed by the East St. Louis
& Suburban Railway Company for the past twelve years.  He was widely known
in the sourhtern portion of the city. Kurrus has charge.

**William died from Tuberculosis........famiy information, not verified.

Frederick E. Twesten
1902 - 1927

This is the obit for the youngest son of William and Elizabeth Twesten.  We
looked for additional information, but this was the only newspaper article
we could find.  I know from family information and from information provided
by Fred's daughter, Muriel Twesten Collins, that Fred died in a work related
accident.  He was employed by the Suburban Electric Co., now known as
Illinois Power, and was electrocuted when he pulled a power switch without
the protection of rubber gloves.
The obit appeared in the East St. Louis Journal on 7/21/1927.

TWESTEN----Entered into rest on Wednesday, July 20, 1927.  Frederick E.
Twesten, age 25 years, of 447 N. 58th St.; beloved husband of Adele Watson
Twesten; dear father of Delores and Muriel Twesten; son of Mrs. Elizabeth
Twesten; brother of Mrs. Flora Walsh, Mabel Pepple, Bertha Weiss, William,
Gus, Henry and Robert Twesten.  Funeral from the Burke Funeral Home, 3300
State St., Friday, July 22, 1927, at 2 p.m. to Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rev.
Jaeger officiating.  Burke Service.

Robert Louis Twesten
1894 - 1943

Robert L. Twesten, 48, of Alton, a former resident of East St. Louis, died
at his home Thursday.
He leaves his widow Mrs. Luella Twesten, one daughter Mrs. Dorothy Jouett,
three brothers William, Gus and Henry, and three sisters Mrs. Flora Walsh,
Mrs. Mabel Pepple and Mrs. Bertha Weiss.
Funeral arrangements are listed in the classified section.  Burke has
charge.  Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

William Carl Twesten
1884 - 1963

WILLIAM TWESTEN DIES AT AGE 79 (my grandfather) Journal--10/10/1963)
William Carl Twesten, 79, of 1236 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis County;
formerly of Belleville (not true---they lived in East St. Louis, Madison,
Venice and Maryville, IL, but never Belleville), died at 2:10 a.m. today in
the Missouri Pacific Hospital, St. Louis.  He had been in the hospital
several months.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the
Baldus Chapel in Belleville with burial in the Valhalla Cemetery.  Friends
may call at the Baldus Chapel after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Twesten was born in St. Louis and lived in Belleville several years
before moving to St. Louis County (not true.....they lived in Florida for
several years before moving to St. Louis County).  He was member of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and of East St. Louis Lodge 504, AF and AM.
He was a retired employee of the Terminal Railroad Assn.

Mr. Twesten is survived by his wife Lena; two sons Carl and Bernard Twesten,
both of St. Louis; two daughters Mrs. Raymond Winstanley of Fairview and
Mrs. Harry Botkin of Belleville; two sisters Mr. Bertha Johnson of San
Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Flora Walsh of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother Gus
Twesten of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

**Grandpa died of cancer

Mrs. Pauline Twesten 
1892 - 1968

MRS. PAULINE TWESTEN  (Journal--6/6/1968.........wife of Henry Twesten, son
of William and Elizabeth (Goeglein) Twesten)
Funeral serivces for Mrs. Pauline H. Twesten, 76 of 1531 N. Charles St.,
Belleville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pete Gaerdner Funeral Home in
Belleville.  Mrs. Twesten was dead on arrival St. Elizabeth's Hospital in
Belleville Wednesday after collapsing at home.

She is survived by two sons, Ferd of Belleville and Henry P. of Waterloo;
two daughters Miss Helen Twesten of Belleville and Mrs. Marguerite Tyler of
Ontario, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Twesten was a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Belleville, the
Order of Eastern Star fo Belleville and the United Church of Christ.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.  The Order of
Eastern Star ritual will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Obituaries provided by Marilyn Graham.

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