Death of Mrs. Bernheimer
A Former Well-known and Highly Respected Resident of this City
Mrs. E. J. Bernheimer, a former well-known resident of Quincy, died at the home of her son in Kansas City on Sunday of a complication of disorders incident to advanced age. Mrs. Bernheimer had been in failing health for some months and three weeks ago her daughter, Mrs. I. H. Lesem, of this city was summoned to her bedside and remained with her until the end came. For nearly twenty years Mrs. Bernheimer was a resident of Quincy and many friends in this city will most sincerely mourn her death. Active in charitable work, ever ready to assist the needy, a kind neighbor and a helpful friend, her long life had been devoted to good works. Six years ago she went to Kansas City with her sons who are now the leading dry goods merchants of that city. She leaved three sons and three daughters, Gustave, Isadore and Jerome Bernheimer of Kansas City, Mrs. Lesem of this city, Mrs. M. Shoenberg of St. Louis and Mrs. Lee Shiff of Kansas City. Mr. I. H. Lesem and his daughter, Beatrice, left for Kansas City Sunday to attend the funeral.
Note: 1880 Federal Census for E J Bernheimer in Quincy reveals her name to be Caroline. Her husband was Elias J. Ed.
Source: The Quincy Morning Whig, January 6, 1897