F. W. Schierbaum

F. W. Schierbaum, editor of the Beardstown Enterprise, died at his residence in Beardstown at 10 o'clock Monday morning, after an illness of four weeks. He was taken down with the ague, which finally terminated in typhoid fever. Although the most skillful physicians were employed, it was all to no avail. Mr. Schierbaum leaves a wife and child to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. Crane, officiating; the remains were taken to the home of his birth, Santa Claus, Ind., that evening, where they will be laid to rest. The Cass County Democrat says:

F. W. Schierbaum was born near Santa Claus, Ind., April 13, 1855. He was raised on a farm and attended district school several winters, and then attended college at Berea, Ohio. On leaving college he returned to Santa Claus, and taught several terms in a district school. He then went to Warrenton, Mo., where he attended college, and graduated in 1879. After finishing his collegiate course he came to Meredosia, Ill., and taught school for a while, going back to Warrenton and engaging in the newspaper business. In 1861 he sold out his interest in the Warrenton paper and came back to Meredosia, and purchased the Meredosia Enterprise, and published the same until August, 1883, when he moved the office to this city and published a weekly until September, 1884, when he and George Hoff started the Daily Enterprise. Since that time he has had several partners, but at the time of his death controlled the business alone.

Published in the Astoria Argus on 9/29/1886

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