Jefferson County, IL Death Register II
John Dalnick, male, white, age 74y7m17d, born Germany, lived in Illinois 37 years, single, farmer; died March 15, 1909 at 4 a.m., of heart failure complicated by old age. Buried Woodlawn, March 15. Undertaker Geiger Bros., Ashley. T. A. Clark, M.D., Dix, IL.
The actual record said died in Howell Cemetery, and buried at Woodlawn. I have this underlined because it didn't sound right to me. (I was the abstracter of the records.)
So it looks like he was always single. This death entry does not name parents.