Pecatonica – John A. Ahlstrom, 53, of Pecatonica died at 1:45 a.m. Monday Oct. 4, 1999 after a long illness. Born January 2, 1946, in Rockford, the son of Oscar and Eva Newell Ahlstrom. Lived in Pecatonica the past 23 years, coming here from Cherry Valley. Married Adrianne “Nan” Peterson in Rockford, Sept. 18, 1965. Employed by Ingersoll Milling Machine Co., Rockford, as a senior project engineer for 13 years. Formerly employed by Greenlee Brothers for 20 years. He was a part-time self-employed farmer for the past 13 years.
Veteran of the U.S. Army, as a sergeant in Vietnam from 2/7/1966 to 2/7/1969. Member of the 11th Armored Cavalry “Blackhorse Trooper” Regiment, VFW Post 15014, American Legion Post 2910, Bloomington IL and the Winnebago County Farm Bureau.
Countryman Funeral Home, Rose Hill Cemetery.
Source: Rockford Register Star 10/6/1999
1203 So. Main St., Horace H. Shores, woodworker, Savage & Love, resides 1203 So. Main St.
Orville Shores, farmer, resides 1203 So. Main St.
Source: 1889-90 Rockford City Directory
Former Supervisor Winnebago County
Member of Winnebago County Board for 4 years – chairman for 1 year.
Died suddenly Saturday night of a heart attack. Coroner McAllister investigated. Interment will be in Rockton cemetery.
“Masonic Burial for John Black” prominent Winnebago County farmer
Farm was 520 acres in Winnebago County and 120 acres in Rock County.
Funeral will be held from home; Masons will be in charge of the services.
Surviving are the widow and 8 children in Rockford, Rockton, and Beloit (listed)
Also surviving are 2 brothers, James and Samuel of Huron, Kansas… (9 total)
Deceased was born in County Sligo, Ireland – July 31, 1846.
His parents came to Winnebago County from Pennsylvania in 1848.
Married: Lucy Chapman September 4, 1870.
Source: Rockford Morning Star 10/10/1911