WESTFALL GENEALOGY

My Westfall Ancestors

My first recorded Westfall ancestor was Jurian Westfall who came to America in 1642. On August 4, 1642 my ancestor Jurian Westfall (Juriaen Van Westphalen) arrived in New Amsterdam, New York aboard a ship called "The Houttuyn" from Luyderdorp, Holland. He was only 13 at the time. His family had migrated to Holland from Westphalia in Germany in the 1600's. It is not known whether his parents died in Holland or enroute, or he came with other relatives.

I will start with my most recent Westfall ancestors and trace back to Jurian.

(1.) My father Walter Edward (everyone called him Ed) Westfall was born 4-4-1897 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 3-17-1977 in Illini Cummunity Hospital in Pittsfield, Pike County, IL. He was the son of Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall. He was a farmer. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War I Veteran. He married my mother Lovie Katherine Kraushaar 2-26-1921 in Alton, IL. Lovie was born 2-10-1904 on a farm near Fieldon, IL. She died 3-19-1995 at the Clarkston Court Nursing Home in Pittsfield, Pike County, IL. She was the daughter of Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar. My mother's grandparents came from Germany in the mid 1800's. My parents are buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery 4 miles West of Jerseyville, Illinois on State Rte 16 in English Township. My parents had 2 children --my sister Mildred Westfall and myself Walter Westfall.


(2.) My grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall was born 2-25-1857 near Roanoke, Lewis County, West Virginia and he died 12-9-1934 at his residence on his farm near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He was the son of Emanuel and Hannah (Kelley) Westfall. Jasper Mifflin Westfall married his first wife Mary Jane Shannon in 1878 in Bloomington, McLean County, IL. She was born 3-6-1859 in Licking Co., Ohio, and died 1-18-1940 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She was the daughter of Abraham (9-20-1830 to 11-6-1903) and Amanda (Elban) Shannon (8-2-1840 to 1896). Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his 1st wife Mary Jane Shannon divorced and he married 2nd Frances McCaulley in 1893 in West Virginia. She was born 11-16-1869 in West Virginia and died 1-18-1936 at her residence on her farm near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL.

Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his 1st wife Mary Jane Shannon had 6 daughters-Marietta Westfall, Stella Magarite Westfall, Mamie Westfall, Nora Westfall, Grace Westfall, and Eva May Westfall.

Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his 2nd wife Frances McCaulley had 4 sons--my father Walter Edward Westfall, Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall, Jasper Westfall, and Floyd Westfall, and 2 daughters--Laura Westfall, and Anna Westfall.

(3.) My great grandfather Emanuel Westfall was born in 1828 in Virginia and died in 1863 in Lewis County, West Virginia. He was killed while plowing during the Civil War. He was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Runyon (Smith) Westfall. He was married to Hannah Kelley in 1856. She was born in 1837 in W. Virginia, the daughter of William and Sarah (Bice) Kelley. She died in 1918 in Gibson City, IL. They had 2 children--my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Emanuel Westfall Jr.


(4.) My gr. gr. grandfather Jacob C. Westfall was born 1797 in Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia. He died in 1860 in Virginia. He was the son of Cornelius Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (Helmick) Westfall. He was married 8-8-1818 to Elizabeth Runyon Smith born in 1799 (date of death unknown), the daughter of William Smith (mother's name not known). They had 12 children--my gr. grandfather Emanuel Westfall (1828-1863-married Hannah Kelley in 1856), Asbury Westfall (1830-1904-married Sarah Elizabeth Cottrell), Granville B. Westfall (1835-1853), William Westfall born 1837, Perry Westfall (1840-1907-married Elizabeth Reynolds), Marinda (or Malinda) J. Westfall born 1842 married Samuel Cottrell 3-10-1864 in Roane Co, WVA, Catherine Westfall (born 1820-1825-married John Jack in 1841), Martha E. Westfall (born abt. 1838, died 1925) married William H. Valentine, John C. Westfall (born 1819 married Elizabeth born 1818, maiden name unknown, and their children were-Rebecca A. Westfall, Derinda J. Westfall, Matilda Westfall, Telitha Westfall, William C. Westfall, and Angeline Westfall). Jacob C. Westfall and Elizabeth (Smith) Westfall had 3 other sons names unknown.


(5.) My gr. gr. gr. grandfather was Cornelius Westfall Jr. born Jan, 27, 1759 in New York and died in Lewis County, Virginia. He was the son of Cornelius Westfall Sr. and Elizabeth Westfall. He married Elizabeth Helmick 6-13-1796 in Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Hinkle) Helmick. They had 5 children--My gr. gr. grandfather Jacob C. Westfall, Nancy Westfall, Barbara Westfall, John H. Westfall, Peter C. Westfall, Walter M. Westfall, and George A. Westfall.

Note: There is some uncertainty about who was the father of my ancestor Jacob C. Westfall. There are some who think one of the brothers of Cornelius Westfall Jr, either John Westfall or Zachariah Westfall, might actually have been the father of my ancestor Jacob C. Westfall. They were also the sons of Cornelius Westfall Sr. and Elizabeth Westfall.


(6.) My gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather was Cornelius Westfall Sr. born Oct. 15, 1721 in Orange County, New York and died in Dec. 12, 1783 in Virginia. He was the son of Abel and Antjen "Anna" (Bogaert) Westfall. He was married to Elizabeth Westfall (they were cousins). Elizabeth was the daughter of Jacob and Margrietje "Margaret" (De Duyster) Westfall. They had 8 children--My gr. gr. gr. grandfather Cornelius Westfall Jr., Anna Westfall, Margaret Westfall, Jacob Westfall, John Westfall, Mary Westfall, Isaac Westfall, and Zachariah Westfall.


(7.) My gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather Abel Westfall was born 1696 in New York and died in 1755 in Virginia. He was the son of Johannes and Marretje (Kool) Westfall. He married Antjen "Anna" Bogaert 2-25-1716 in Kingston, New York, the daughter of Cornelius and Eva (Hornbeck) Bogaert. They had 9 children--My gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather Cornelius Westfall, Elizabeth Westfall, John Westfall, Johannes Westfall, Sarah Westfall, Leah Westfall, Annatje Westfall, Catherine Westfall, and Lydia Westfall.


(8.) My gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather was Johannes Westfall born in 1660 in Foxhall Manor, Ulster City, New York, and died about 1725 in Minisink, Orange County, New York. He was the son of Jurian and Marretje (Hansen) Westfall. He was married to Marretje Kool, the daughter of Jacob and Marritje (Simons) Kool. They had 13 children--My gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfathers, Abel Westfall father of Cornelius Westfall, and also Jacob Westfall father of Elizabeth Westfall, Jurian Westfall, Marretje Westfall, Rebecca Westfall, Jannetje Westfall, Zara (Sara) Westfall, Nicholas Westfall, Klaartjen Westfall, Rymerick Westfall, Helena Westfall, Rachel Westfall, and John Westfall.


(9.) My gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather was Jurian Westfall the immigrant who came to America in 1642. He married in 1653 or 1654 Marretje Hansen Van Nordstrand born in 1636 at Nordstrand, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark (now Germany), the daughter of Hans Hansen (or Jansen) Van Nordstrand and Rymerig Volkert. Jurian was born in 1629 in Holland. He died in about 1667 in Esopus (later Kingston) New York. Jurian and Marretje had 6 children--My direct ancestor Johannes Westfall, Rymerick Westfall, Abel Westfall, Symen Westfall, Nicholas Westfall, and Elsjen Westfall.

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Much of the information above came from a book about the Westfalls researched by Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore, the daughter of my father's half sister Grace (Westfall) Lentz, and from internet sources.

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I received the following information recently from Terrye Lenzini angelmom5@earthlink.net regarding the parents and grandparents of Jurian and his wife Marretje. Jurian Westphal's father:   Nicholas Jurian Westphalen, born 1594 Westphalen Providence (Pommern ) Rine Valley, Germany.   Married Elizabeth Utech, about 1620. Died 1655 Westphalen.     Elizabeth born (date unknown) Pommern, Germany and died after 1640 Pommern.       Nicholas Jurian Westphalen's father was Jurian (Juergen) Westphalen born 1560 in Westphalen to (unknown) date unknown, died unknown. Mother of Nicholas is unknown.

        Maritje Hansen (Wife of Jurian Westphal) baorn 1636 Norstrand, Holstein, Holland. Maried 1653 (1st marriage) produced 6 children (you have the names)   Marriage #2: Jacob Jansen Van Noordstrandt, date unknown. Marije die 1680 in Ulster, Kingston, NY.         Maritje's father was Hans Jansen (Hansen) Van Noordstrand, born about 1600 in the Netherlands. Married Reymerig Reymer (date unknown).   died April 1, 1690 in Amersfoort, Long Island, (Flatlands) Brooklyn, NY.           Maritje's mother was Reymerig Reymer, born about 1600 in Noordstrandt. She died before 1652. They had four children: Marithje, Hans, Simon, and Elsa Jansen.         Hans Jansen's father was Jan Van Noordstrandt born about 1575 in Noordstrandt, Holstein Germany/Denmark. Other information is unknown.

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For more information about the early Westfall settlers and and their families go to-Related Families-Page 6

I will now provide some additional information about my father Walter Edward Westfall and his family.

My father's father, my grandfather, was Jasper Mifflin Westfall who was born near Roanoke in Lewis County West Virginia in 1857. He died on his farm near Fieldon in Jersey County Illinois in 1934. He was the son of Emanuel (1828-1863) and Hannah Kelley Westfall (1837-1918). His father Emanuel Westfall was killed while plowing during the Civil War in 1863 in West Virginia, the year West Virginia split off and became a separate state.

After my great grandfather's death his wife Hannah Kelley Westfall, moved with her 2 sons (my grandfather Jasper who was only 6 and his one year old brother Emanuel Jr.) to Bloomington, IL. She may have had relatives in the area.

In 1878 at the age of 21 my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall married his first wife Mary Jane Shannon. That same year they moved with her parents accompanying to near Coyville, Kansas. It was near the Oklahoma line. He farmed near Coyville, Kansas in the 1880's when he was married to his first wife Mary Jane Shannon. They had 6 daughters-Eva, Nora, Stella, Mamie, Grace, and Marietta who died when a baby

It was said my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall once went on a cattle drive on the Chisholm Trail. An old family story was that Jesse James once stayed at my grandfather's farm when he was wounded and later came back with a cow and gave the family the cow for helping him. Also it was said my grandfather sometimes wore 2 pearl handled long barreled 44 caliber revolvers in those days.

In about 1886 he and his family went with a team of oxen pulling his wagon from Kansas to W. Virginia where he was born. He lived near Reedyville (now Reedy), W. Virginia in Roane County. At least two of his uncles lived there at the time, and an aunt Merinda sister to his father, having moved there from Lewis County W. Virginia. There in about 1893 after divorcing his first wife Mary Jane Shannon, he met and married my father's mother and my grandmother Frances McCaulley. Shortly after their marriage they then left West Virginia and settled in the Jersey County, IL area about 1893.

My father said his father was a stern disciplinarian and once whipped him with a blacksnake whip until his back was bloody because he had disobeyed him. He said his father was a big man and his mother was small woman with red hair. He said his father planted an apple orchard on the hill above the farmhouse and had a large grape arbor. He farmed about 300 acres at one time. My father and his brother Lonnie worked in the field at a young age.

In later years his father sold off most his land. He died in 1934 on the farm after several years of stomach problems. The doctor thought he might have had cancer. My grandmother died just a year later. In January of 1936 she went out barefooted in the middle of the night to put some straw in a pen for a sow with some little pigs and died several days later with Pneumonia. My father's parents are buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery 4 miles West of Jerseyville, Illinois on State Rte 16.


My father Walter Edward Westfall had 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and 6 half sisters.

His oldest brother Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall was born 4-13-1895 in Jersey County, IL and died 9-20-1970 in Jersey County, IL. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He had 9 children-2 from his first wife Martha Ann Thomas-Lillie Irene Westfall born abt. 1917 in Jersey Co., IL, died abt. 1996 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL. Lillie (or Lily, Lilly) married Floyd Hetzel 6-16-1935 in Jersey County, IL, the son of George and Catherine (Lenz) Hetzel, and they had one son Francis Hetzel. Lillie later married Harold Cail in Florida.

Lonnie Westfall Sr. and Martha (Thomas) Westfall's other daughter was Goldie Helen Westfall born 12-17-1919 in Jersey County, IL, and died 12-23-1992 at her residence in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She married first John Hetzel (brother to Floyd Hetzel) 12-30-1936 in Jersey County, IL, and married second Carl Feyerabend in 1944 in St. Charles, MO. Carl Feyerabend was born 1-13-1898 in Jersey County, IL, and died 4-23-1984 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He was the son of Henry and Mary (Elfgen) Feyerabend. Carl Feyerabend and Goldie had no children. Carl and Goldie (Westfall) Feyerabend were both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

Lonnie Westfall Sr's first wife Martha (Thomas) Westfall married second to Richard Sprowel 6-24-1924, and Lonnie Westfall Sr. married second to Frances Thomas, Martha's sister.

Lonnie had 5 sons and 2 daughters from his second wife Frances Ellen Thomas born 5-26-1904 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL and died 5-6-1990 in Carlinville, IL. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Frances was Martha's sister, Frances and Martha were the daughters of Marshall and Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas.

Lonnie Westfall Sr. and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's son's were Lonnie Jr. and Donald, Phillip, Paul, and Francis. Their son Donald Leon Westfall was born 5-14-1929 in Jersey County, IL, and died 11-14-1982 at Jersey Community Hospital, in Jerseyville, IL. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Deloris Beulah Talley in 1951, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley, and they had a son Dwight Lee Westfall born 5-6-1963 and daughter Donna Jean Westfall born 5-1-1959 who live in the Alton IL area. Their son Dwight Lee Westfall Sr. is married and has a son Dwight Lee Westfall Jr. born 5-23-1985. Dwight Lee Westfall Sr.'s son Dwight Lee Westfall Jr. and Bobbi Jo Sanders have a daughter Makaela Jean Westfall born 6-13-2003. Donald Westfall worked at the flour mill in Alton. He died suddenly of cardiac arrest. After Donald Westfall's death his wife Deloris remarried to Leon Stone in 1985. Deloris died 11-15-2001 in Alton, IL after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

My Uncle Lon and Aunt Frances's oldest son Lonnie Marshall Westfall was born 5-3-1925 in Jersey County, IL, and died 9-23-2003 in Belleview, Florida. He was in the U. S. Military Service and was a World War II Veteran. He was married to Ida Mae Pickett and they had 2 children-Joyce Ann Westfall and Terry Marshall Westfall. He later married Flossy Waters and they had 2 children-Debbie Westfall and Becky Westfall.

Lonnie and Aunt Frances (Thomas) Westfall's other sons Phillip Frank Westfall was born 9-19-1932 in Jersey County, IL, died 2-1-1947 in Jersey County, IL, and was buried in Grimes-Neeely Cemetery west of Jerseyville, IL; and Paul Edward Westfall (born 1927 in Jersey County, IL), died when a baby, was buried in Grimes-Neeely Cemetery west of Jerseyville, IL.; and their other son Francis Wayne Westfall born 11-26-1947, married Judy Ann Rose, and they had 2 children-Wayne Westfall and Chasity Westfall.

The daughters of my Uncle Lon and Aunt Frances were Viola Mae Westfall born 3-8-1941 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL, died 2-14-2011 at the home of her daughter in Tampa, FL., laid to rest in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa, FL., married Virgil L. Dearing born 9-12-1939 in Jerseyville, IL, the son of William and Mary Ellen (Marks) Dearing, and they had 4 children-Virgil Lee Dearing Jr., William Alan Dearing, Wendy Ann Dearing, and Wesley Leon Dearing.

Lonnie and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's other daughter Geraldine Westfall was born 12-27-1942 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. She died May 27, 2010, at her residence in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. Her burial was at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. She married Gerald Hederick December 1, 1962. He was born 7-23-1937 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, and died 7-6-1999 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. They had no children.

For more information about my Uncle Lon's family click here My Uncle Lon's Family

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My father's oldest sister Laura R. Westfall was born 9-18-1899 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 2-26-1976 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, Madison County, IL. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Alton, IL. She married James A. Anderson 4-19-1916 in Jersey County, IL. James and Laura (Westfall) Anderson had a daughter Frances O. (Chic) Anderson born 11-12-1916 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She died Jan. 2, 2010 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton, IL. Frances "Chic" married Joseph Arleigh Reed Oct. 6, 1939, in Alton, IL. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1990. Her burial was at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL. Joseph Arleigh Reed and Frances O. "Chic" (Anderson) Reed had a son James A. "Jim" Reed. He lives in Alton, IL.

My Aunt Laura later married Joseph I. Coleman born 12-8-1901 in Racola, MO, and died 12-21-1982 at his residence in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Alton, IL. He was the son of James and Victoria (Robart) Coleman. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War II Veteran. He had been married before and had a son Edward Coleman of Elsah, IL, and a daughter Bessie (Coleman) Randall of Panacea, Florida. After Aunt Laura's death Uncle Joe Coleman remarried to her sister Anna.

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My father's youngest brother Floyd Westfall was born 4-26-1914 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL and died 6-3-1991 in Gillespie, Macoupin County, IL. He was buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery west of Jerseyville, Illinois. He married 6-15-1935 Bertha Wanick born 7-25-1918 near Eldred in Spankey, Jersey County, IL, the daughter of Julius and Lula (Cornelius) Wanick. She died July 28, 2008, at Heritage Manor in Gillespie, Macoupin County, IL. She is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Floyd and Bertha (Wanick) Westfall had a son Floyd (Sonny) Westfall Jr. born 3-2-1936 in Jersey County, IL and died 10-25-1993 in Wisconsin at age 57 of a heart attack. He was buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery West of Jerseyville, Illinois. He was in the Military Service and was a U. S Army Korean War Veteran. He married 7-27-1957 Mary Rushton born 10-14-1940, the daughter of Virgil and Helen (Rybitsky) Rushton. They had these children-Donna Marie Westfall, Michael Brian Westfall, James Allen Westfall, and Jayson Floyd Westfall. Sonny lived in Wisconsin.

Floyd and Bertha (Wanick) Westfall's daughter JoAnn Westfall was born 5-18-1941 in Jersey County, IL. She married Clarence Lyle Brown and they had 2 sons-Daniel Eugene Brown and Randel Lyle Brown. JoAnn died 6-1-1997 in Gillespie, Macoupin County, IL of cancer at age of 56. Uncle Floyd died 6-3-1991 at age of 77. Aunt Bertha died 7-28-2008 at age 90. My Uncle Floyd Westfall worked at the steel mill in Alton, IL and farmed in the Medora, IL area. For more information about my Uncle Floyd's family click here My Uncle Floyd's Family.

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My father's brother Jasper Westfall was born Apr. 13, 1907 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 10-19-1997 In Alton, Madison County, IL. He was buried in Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton, Illinois. He married Ruth McNish who was born 3-22-1911 in Missouri, and died 8-5-1974 at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Illinois. She was the daughter of Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish. Before her marriage to Uncle Jasper, Aunt Ruth had a daughter Marie born 12-21-1927. Marie married James Webb, and they had a son James Webb. Marie died 10-14-1946 at age 18 in childbirth. She was buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery West of Jerseyville, Illinois. My Uncle Jasper Westfall farmed in the Fieldon, IL area. Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall had 3 sons Jasper Westfall Jr, Matthew Westfall, and Charles Lee Westfall. For more information about my Uncle Jasper's family click here My Uncle Jasper's Family.

Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's son Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. was born July 12, 1930 in Jersey County, IL. He died Friday, August 31, 1973 at the Wood River Township Hospital in Madison County, IL. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Illinois. He married Frances Ethel Talley 8-1-1949 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. After Jasper died on August 31, 1973 Frances married Bobby Crumley on January 5, 1974. Her 2nd husband Bobby Crumley died July 23, 2008. Jasper Westfall Jr. worked at Owens Glass Company in Alton, IL. Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley had six children-Gloria Jean "Jeanne" Westfall, Allen Lee Westfall, Peggy Ann Westfall, Harry Jasper Westfall, Terry George Westfall, and Sandra Darlene Westfall. Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's daughter Gloria Jean "Jeanne" Westfall was born on July 3, 1950. She married William E. Merideth on March 25, 1968. The marriage ended in divorce in 1996. They had two children; Melissa Renee' Merideth and Jason Lee Merideth. She married Dennis Dean Lacy on September 26, 2002. Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's son Allen Lee Westfall was born on July 14, 1952. He married Pamela Bregenzer in 1973. The marriage ended in divorce in 1976. They had one child; Jeremiah Allen Westfall. He married Sheila Elizabeth Forsythe on July 2, 1977. They had two children; Allen Lee Westfall, Jr. and Lance Aaron Westfall. Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's  daughter Peggy Ann Westfall was born on January 10, 1955. She married Joseph Allen Rittenhouse on December 1, 1990. Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's son Harry Jasper Westfall was born on September 20, 1957 and died on May 16, 1975 at age 17. The cause of his death was drowning. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, IL. Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's son Terry George Westfall was born on September 20, 1957. He married Christel Sundberg in 1977. The marriage ended in divorce in 1981. They had one child; Jennifer Dawn Westfall. He married Julie Pohlman on July 7, 1984. Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's  daughter Sandra Darlene Westfall was born on January 16, 1966. She married Ahmed Maragha on March 1, 1989. They had five children: Nadia Ahmed Maragha born January 5, 1990; Rhonda Ahmed Maragha born on December 15, 1992; Sarah Salah Maragha born on July 5, 1994; Farrah Ahmed Maragha born on August 12 1999; and Mahmoud "Moudy" Ahmed Maragha born on June 22, 2001.

Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's other son Matthew Westfall was born June 9, 1932 in Jersey County, IL, and he died Sept. 5, 1988 In Jersey County, IL. He died of a heart attack. He was in the service in the Army and was a Korean War Veteran. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Illinois. He married Marion Lucille Pace 3-29-1952 in Jersey County, IL. She was born 9-7-1934, and died 7-6-1992. She was buried in Noble Cemetery in Otterville, Illinois. She was the daughter of Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace. Matthew and Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall had 6 children-Christy Darlene Westfall died in infancy 7-22-1962, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL, Karen Marie Westfall, Michael Troy Westfall, Jackie Kay Westfall, Randy Joe Westfall (deceased) died 4-23-1986, an army veteran, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL, and Matthew Mark Westfall who married Josephine Vail, the daughter of Paul and Josephine (Scott) Vail. Mark and Josephine (Vail) Westfall have 3 children-Matthew Westfall, Alexandra Westfall, and Zachery Westfall. They live in Jerseyville, IL.

Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's son Charles Lee Westfall died in infancy 3-3-1943. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

My father's brother Jasper Westfall remarried after his first wife Ruth (McNish) Westfall's death to Helen Goldia Ruckman (1907-2002) 6-23-1975 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Frank and Stella (Gelkerson) Ruckman. She was married before to Charles H. Pilger. He died in 1969. She had a son Jack Bailey of Meadowbrook, IL.

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My father's sister Anna Westfall born May 19, 1904 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 10-15-1992 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She was buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery west of Jerseyville, Illinois. My Aunt Anna was married to Charles Wesley Griffin, the son of John and Lucy Alice (Gibbs) Griffin. He was born 7-20-1873, and died 5-12-1943 in Jersey County, IL. They had 7 children-Viola Griffin, Harold Griffin, Eunice Griffin, Geneva "Sissy" Griffin, Melvin Griffin, Norma Jean Griffin, and Virgil Griffin.

Charles Wesley Griffin and Anna (Westfall) Griffin's daughter Viola F. Griffin was born 1-12-1926 in Jersey County, IL, and died 11-11-1985 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery near Fieldon, Illinois. She married Alfred Godar 4-28-1942 the son of Paul and Theresa (Becker) Godar. He was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Hardin, Calhoun County, IL. He died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County after a brief illness. His burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Air Force and was a World War II Veteran. Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar had 4 children-Wanda (Godar) Groppel, Theresa (Godar) Killion, and Sylvia (Godar) Chandler, and a son Dwain Godar.

Charles Wesley Griffin and Anna (Westfall) Griffin's son Melvin Wesley Griffin was born 11-03-1934 in Jersey County, IL, and died 11-16-1978 in Alton, Madison County, IL. He died of a Massive Coronary - caused by a heart defect that was undetected all of his life. He was married to Frances Elizabeth (Wilson) Griffin (everyone calls her Betty). They eloped in Arkansas when they were 16 years old. She was from Uptonville, Tennessee - she lived there until she was 12 years old. Her Mom married a man who worked at Owens Illinois and they moved to Alton, IL. Melvin rented an apartment in the house they lived in, and that's how they met.They were still married when Melvin died. She still survives. Melvin worked at Owens Glass Company in Alton, IL for 27 years. He had also been in the National Guard in 1949 and 1950 - before going to work at the glass works. Melvin and Frances Elizabeth "Betty" (Wilson) Griffin had 4 children-James Wesley Griffin, William Michael Griffin, Susan Kay (Griffin) Brooks, and Cindy Ann Griffin.

Charles Wesley Griffin and Anna (Westfall) Griffin's son Virgil Harold Griffin was born Nov. 5, 1943 in Jersey County, IL, and died 1-30-1993 in Jersey County, IL of lung cancer. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Virgil married Norma Herman and they had 3 children-Anna Griffin, Dawn Griffin, and Chris Griffin. Virgil and Norma (Herman) Griffin's daughter Anna Griffin was born 8/16/1963. Anna married Thurman Bailey on 12/14/1985. Thurman and Anna (Griffin) Bailey have 5 children, Lauren Bailey born 6/5/1986, Justin Bailey born 5/31/1988, Amber Bailey born 7/15/1992, Kara Bailey born 5/6/1998, and Bryan James Lyndon Bailey born 9/20/2002. Virgil and Norma (Herman) Griffin's daughter Dawn Griffin was born 7/10/1964. Dawn married Mark Hillier 05/12/1984. Mark and Dawn (Griffin) Hillier had 2 children, Chrystel Hillier born 05/05/1985, and Trevor Hillier born 09/18/1989. Dawn divorced Mark Hillier in 2001 and remarried to James Kellam 05/24/2002. They reside in Plainfield, IL, which is about 30 miles from Chicago. Virgil and Norma (Herman) Griffin's son Chris Griffin is married to Christine and they have 2 children-Maegan Griffin and Gregory Griffin. They live in Jerseyville, IL.

Charles Wesley Griffin and Anna (Westfall) Griffin's daughter Eunice Marie Griffin married Lewis George Kessler and they had a daughter Carol (Eunice's daughter Carol died 2-28-02). Carol was born 8-9-1948 in Carrollton, IL. Carol was married to Roland "Ed" Essen in 1970 and lived in Brighton, IL at the time of her death. They had 3 children-Brian Essen of Carrollton, Jeanette Essen of Portland, Oregon, and Cindy (Essen) Tripp of Portland, Oregon. Lewis Kessler, Eunice's first husband died and Eunice is remarried to Nolan Fugitt and now lives in Oregon City, Oregon.

Charles Wesley Griffin and Anna (Westfall) Griffin's daughter Geneva "Sissy" Ruth Griffin was born March 23, 1937, in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She died Nov. 8, 2006, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She was married to Lloyd McClintock. He died in 7-17-1995. Lloyd and Geneva (Griffin) McClintock had a son, John McClintock Sr. of Jerseyville; four grandchildren, John McClintock Jr. of Moline, Ill., and Erikia McClintock, Lance McClintock and Alex McClintock, all of Jerseyville and two great-grandchildren, Dylan Riley McClintock and Chloe McClintock.

Charles Wesley Griffin and Anna (Westfall) Griffin's son Harold Wesley Griffin born Oct. 7, 1924 in Otterville, Jersey County, IL and died June 17, 2002 in Coupeville, Washington. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War II Veteran. He married Wilma Irene Talley 7-21-1949 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. Wilma was born July 31, 1930 (died 3-4-91 age 60 of breast cancer), and they had 2 sons-Ronald Harold Griffin and David Wesley Griffin. Harold and Wilma's son Ronald Griffin born 8-28-1951 in Jersey County, IL married Mildred Jones, and they live in Goldbar, Washington. They have 2 children-Dale Griffin and Pamela Griffin. Harold and Wilma (Talley) Griffin's son David Griffin born 8-29-1952 in Jersey County, IL and his wife Virginia live in Sultan, Washington. David was married before and had a daughter Kathy. Harold's daughter Rosemary Yvonne Griffin born 6-30-1963 in Jersey County, IL, died at age 17 of cystic fibrosis 7-4-1980. Harold and Wilma also had a son Mitchell Harold Griffin born 10-11-1955, died 12-8-1955. Harold remarried and before his death lived near his sons and their families in Washington State.

Harold also had a daughter Virginia Griffin from his first wife Marie Miller, the daughter of Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller. Marie Miller remarried to Floyd McIntire 8-2-1944 and lived in the Grafton, IL area. Virginia Griffin married Paul V. Ward May 28, 1960, in Pittsfield, IL. He was born March 3, 1941 in Jerseyville, IL, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Franz) Ward. Paul died April 16, 2010, at St. John's Mercy Health Care in St. Louis, MO. His burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Paul and Virginia (Griffin) Ward had 3 children-Martin Ward; Bonnie Ward who married Mark Helfer, the son Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Helfer; and Anna Ward who married R. Calvin Keaton. Click here for Harold's memorial notice and family information- Harold Wesley Griffin

Charles Wesley Griffin and Anna (Westfall) Griffin also had a daughter Norma Jean Griffin who was born 1-30-1931 in Jersey County, IL, and died 6-16-1942 in Jersey County, IL.

My father's sister Anna Westfall remarried after the death of her first husband Charles Wesley Griffin to Raymond Bates who died as a result of a tragic mowing accident while working for the State Highway Department. After his death Anna married William C. Pitt (1896-1977), the son of Edward and Lucy (Black) Pitt. He had been married before and had a son Edward Pitt of Greenfield, IL and 2 daughters-Mrs. Marvell Martin of Winchester, IL, and Mrs. Orville (Wilma) Shenkel of East Alton, IL. After William Pitt's death Aunt Anna married Joseph I. Coleman after the death of his wife Laura (Westfall) Coleman, Anna's sister.


My father Walter Edward Westfall's half sisters, the daughters of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall were Marietta Westfall (who died as a baby), and Eva Westfall, and Nora Westfall who were raised by my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his second wife Frances (McCaulley) Westfall on the farm at Fieldon with my father as he grew up, and the other half sisters were Mamie Westfall, Stella Westfall, and Grace Westfall who were raised by their mother, my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall's first wife, Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall in Kansas. She remarried, but her second husband's name is unknown.

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My father's half sister Marietta Westfall was born Oct. 1879 in Bloomington, IL. She died Dec. 1879 in Verdigris Township, Wilson County, Kansas.

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My father's half sister Stella Westfall married George Beaver and later they moved to the Alton, IL area. Stella Margarite Westfall was born 4-1-1881 near Coyville, Wilson Co., Kansas. She died 3-3-1960 Thomas, Custer Co., Kansas. She was married to George Franklin Beaver (3-31-1875 to 5-5-1946). He died in Eagle City, Blaine Co., Oklahoma. They had 6 children-Howard Lusker Beaver, Merle Brooks Beaver, Goldia Pearl Beaver, Florence Belle Beaver, Everett Gynn Beaver, and Lester Orville Beaver.

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My father's half sister Mamie Westfall married Lee Hopkins. Lee Hopkins worked at the Duncan Foundry in Alton. Mamie Westfall was born 3-7-1885 near Coyville, Wilson County, Kansas. She died 2-5-1959 in Alton, Madison County, IL. She married Lee Hopkins born 9-5-1882 in Kansas. He died 6-5-1958 in Alton, IL. He was the son of Reiley and Mildred (Ellis) Hopkins. Lee and Mamie (Westfall) Hopkins had 4 children-Clifford Leo Hopkins, Maynard Hopkins, Bessie Hopkins, and Velda Hopkins.

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My father's half sister Nora Westfall married my mother's Uncle Frank Kraushaar. Nora Westfall was born 1-8-1887 near Reedyville (now Reedy), Roane County, West Virginia. She died 4-22-1944 in Illinois. She married Frank Kraushaar (my mother's uncle) 10-13-1905. Frank Kraushaar was born in 1863 near Fieldon, IL, the son of Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar. He died in 1937 in Illinois. They had 3 children-Frank Jr. (Frankie) Kraushaar, Frances Hattie Kraushaar, and Leo Kraushaar.

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My father's half sister Grace Westfall married Henry Lentz and stayed in the Kansas area. Her daughter Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore researched a book about the Westfalls. Grace Westfall was born 8-21-1890 in Reedy, Roane County, West Virginia. She died 9-29-1974 in Kansas. She married Henry Moisten Lentz born 2-22-1885 in Abbeyville, Reno County, Kansas. He died 3-10-1957 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. He was the son of Daniel and Mary (Whittenberg) Lentz. They had 6 children-Ethel Fern Lentz, Edith May Lentz, Ruby Genevieve Lentz, Freda Opal Lentz, Russell Enloe Lentz, and Robert Leroy Lentz.

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My father's half sister Eva May Westfall was born 1-10-1892 near Reedy, Roane County, West Virginia. She died 11-23-1978 in Alton, IL. She married Michael Haag 2-23-1916, the son of Jacob Haag, wife's name not known. Eva's husband Michael Haag died 1-20-1956. They had 3 children-Dorothy Stella Haag, Winnifred Kitty Haag, and Michael Thomas Haag.

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For more information about the families of my father's half sisters go to - Related Families-Page 1

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My father's Grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall (1837-1918) lived with the family when he was a boy. She was of Irish descent. She later lived with her other son Emanuel Westfall Jr. my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall's younger brother who lived in Gibson City, IL where she died in 1918. For more information about her family go to-Related Families-Page 3a

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