The Fairbury Gazette, Saturday Aug. 19, 1899
Edward Schreiber was born in Germany in the year 1867. When quite young his parents came to America. His parents have made Fairbury their home for many years. The son also made his home her until a short time before his death. In 1892 he was married to Miss Anna Markwit. Two children were born to them who with their mother are left to mourn his departure. About seven weeks ago the deceased moved from here to Peoria, Ill. While there he worked in a machine shop. On August 8th, while at work over an emery wheel, he was almost instantly killed by the bursting of the wheel. The body was sent here for burial. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the home of his brother in the south part of town. Rev. Oeschger of the Christian church conducted the service, E. W. Thomas acting as funeral director. Interment was made in the Fairbury cemetery. The members of the city fire department turned out in a body, he having been at one time a member of the force. He was a member of the Lutheran church. In addition to a wife and two children he leaves behind mother, father, four brothers and one sister.