WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Related Families-Page 2a

Frank Kraushaar Sr.

Continued from Related Families Page 2-1 information about the descendants of Frank Kraushaar Sr. who was my mother's grandfather on her father's side (My great grandfather). Frank Kraushaar Sr. was born about 1836 in Prussia, Germany. He came to America and settled in the Jersey County, Illinois area in about 1860. He and his wife Julia were listed in the Jersey County, IL 1860 census for Richwood Township. The Kraushaar name is misspelled Krausse or Crouser in some of the old census and other records. The 1860 census said he was a shoemaker. He later became a farmer in the Fieldon, IL area. He died in Sept. 1879 on his farm near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Julia Anna Albert. Julia Anna Albert was a daughter of Michael Albert and Catherina Radtrioh and was born in 1842 in Bayern, Germany. She died about 1900 on farm near Fieldon, IL. They had 9 children--Frank Kraushaar Jr., Joseph Kraushaar, John Kraushaar, Charles Kraushaar (my mother's father), Anna Kraushaar, Rosa Kraushaar, Mary C. Kraushaar, Josephine Kraushaar, and Elizabeth Kraushaar. After my great grandfather Frank Kraushaar Sr's death his wife Julia (Albert) Kraushaar remarried to William Weisner 5-19-1881 and they had 2 daughters, half sisters to my mother's father, Catherine Weisner and Lena Weisner.

(6) Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's daughter Rosina (Rosa) C. Kraushaar was born 6-17-1860 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL, died 6-11-1928 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, married Bernard (Barney) F. Freand 11-19-1879 (sometimes spelled Freund or Friend). He was born 8-5-1857 and died 5-31-1930 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. Both are buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township. They had 10 children-Wilhelmena "Mena" Freand, John M. Freand, Henry M. Freand, Louis A. Freand, Viola Freand, Anna Freand, Clara Margaret Freand, Fannie Freand, Mary Kate Freand, and Elizabeth Louise Freand.

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(1a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Wilhelmena "Mena" Freand was born 3-5-1889 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and she died in 1970 in Jersey County, IL at the age of 81. She married Andrew "Judd" Foster 11-7-1906 and they lived in Jerseyville, IL, and they had 4 children-2 daughters, Mrs. Trulbia White, Mrs. Helen Pritchard, and a son Truman Foster (1908-2001) all of Jerseyville, IL, and another son who preceded her in death.

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(2a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's son John M. Freand was born 9-24-1878 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 3-1-1958 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township. He married Lena Wieneke 6-25-1908, and they had a son Walter Freand. He later married Theresa T. Timpe born 10-16-1903, died 4-11-1948, the daughter of William and Laura (Giel) Timpe. They had these children-Ray H. Freand, Edward W. Freand, Carl L. Freand, Imogene M. Freand, Leroy H. Freand (deceased), died 11-26-1993, married Bernice A, Bridges 1-9-1947, Mildred M. Freand, and John Freand jr. who married Mary Lois (Newman) Griffin 2-7-1946. She was born in 1924, died 1-5-1972. She was the daughter of Walter Newman and Mrs. Oscar Frazer. They had these childen-Judy Freand who married Edward Hall of Godfrey, IL, Victoria (Freand) Cohill of Leweston, ID, Emery Grivvin and John Thomas Freand jr. of Oakhurst, OK, Eugene E. Freand of Idaho, Lee Roy Freand, and Gregory Lynn Freand.

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(3a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's son Henry M. Freand was born in 1897 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died in 1972 in Jersey County, IL. He married Martha Mae Burch born 4-1-1911, and died 9-4-2005. They were married 4-2-1932. She was the daughter of Jacob and Emeline (Dunham) Burch and they lived in Kane, IL.

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(4a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's son Louis (or Lewis) A. Freand was born 4-6-1895 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 5-6-1971 in Jersey County, IL. He married Ellen M. Burch 4-8-1918 the daughter of Jacob and Emeline (Dunham) Burch and lived in Jerseyville, IL. They had these children-Carl H. Freand married Janet Nickels; George L. Freand married Barbara A. Storey 1-2-1953; Nellie Freand; Ruby L. Freand married John H. Bailey 4-27-1933; and Frederick Freand (deceased), died 8-19-1997. He married Tracy (or maybe Tacy) Scott 3-10-1945. She was born in 1925 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL, and died 4-23-1989 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Jim and Elizabeth (Smith) Scott. They had 4 children-Frederick Freand, Ronnie Freand, Michael Freand, and and Rosie (Freand) Woelfe all of Jerseyville, IL.

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(5a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Viola Freand was born in 1904 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died in 1985 in Jersey County, IL. She married Arnold L. Freer Sr. 11-5-1936 and lived in Godfrey, IL, and she had a stepson Arnold L. Freer Jr. of Godfrey, IL.

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(6a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Anna Freand was born 12-13-1886 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 3-19-1953 in Jersey County, IL. She married Otto F. "Pete" Biederman 12-15-1906 and they lived in Jerseyville, IL. They had 4 children-Mrs. Lovie Leona (Biederman) Krause born 6-8-1912 in Jersey County, IL, and died 5-23-2004 in Jersey County, IL. She married Clarence George Krause and they had a daughter Rosemary Krause who married Hubert H. Ringhausen and lives in Jerseyville, IL. Other children of Otto and Anna (Freand) Biederman were Gladys (Biederman) Watts, and Edna Biederman who married Lewis Ballard and they all live in Jerseyville, IL, and a son Leo Biederman of Jerseyville, IL.

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(7a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Clara Margaret Freand was born in 1893 in English Township, Jersey County, IL married Alonzo Vincent Keown 7-3-1913 and they had 2 daughters-Florence Oletha Keown (1917-1919) who died in infancy, and Geneva (Keown) Koenig born 5-7-1923 near Kane, IL, died 9-5-2003 in Jerseyville, IL, married George Washington Koenig 3-31-1951 and they had a son George William Koenig. Alonzo and Clara (Freand) Keown are both buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township.

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(8a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Fannie Christina Freand born in 1891 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, died in 1916 in Jersey County, IL. She was married 6-26-1913 to Thomas Edward Keown (1888-1968). They are both buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township. Thomas and Fannie (Freand) Keown had a son Hershel H. Keown born in 1915 and died in 1917. He is buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(9a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Mary Kate Freand was born 0ct. 16, 1882 in Greene County, IL. She died Aug. 6, 1948 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Joseph Otto Dunham. He was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 2-18-1962 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was the son of Hugh Dunham (1844-1926) and Martha Ann (Seago) Dunham and they had 9 children-Edward Dunham, Otis Dunham, Lester Dunham, Robert Dunham, Lillie Dunham, Imogene Dunham, Ruth Dunham, Marjorie Dunham, and Nina Dunham.

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Mary Kate (Freand) Dunham's obituary - Mrs. Mary Kate Dunham, 65, wife of Otto Dunham of Jerseyville, Route 2, died at 8 p.m. Thursday In Alton Memorial Hospital. She had been a patient In the hospital only a few days. Mrs. Dunham was born Oct. 16, 1882 in Greene County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barney Freand. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are five daughters, Mrs. Benton Mundy, Mrs. Harold Burch, Mrs. Chester Green and Mrs. Leslie Green, Jerseyville; Mrs. John Russell, Chesterfield, and four sons, Edward and Lester, Fleldon and Otis and Robert, Jerseyville. She also leaves three brothers, John and Louis Freamd, Jerseyville, and: Henry of Kane, and four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Gier, and Mrs. Judd Foster, Jerseyville, and Mrs. Anna Biederman and Mrs, Viola Freer, Godfrey; 29 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m., In First Baptist Church, Jerseyville. Burial will be In Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. The body will be at the residence north of Jerseyvllle, after 7 p.m. today, where friends may call.

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(1aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's son Edward Dunham was born 10-19-1910 in Greene County, IL, and died 4-12-1983 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He married Hazel Devening 10-12-1932. She was born 7-3-1912 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL, and died 6-6-2006 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Lee and Kate (Hamilton) Devening. They lived near Fieldon, IL. They had 4 children-Joseph Dunham of Jerseyville, IL, Ralph Dunham of Jerseyville, IL, Faye (Dunham) Lavey of Fieldon, IL, and Deborah Dunham who married Steven Haag, the son of Michael and Donna (Collins) Haag of Jerseyville, IL.

(Note: Steven Haag is the grandson of Eva (Westfall) Haag, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister.)

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(2aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's son Otis Dunham born 10-17-1915 in Greene County, IL, and died 5-12-2006 in Jersey Community Hosptal in Jerseyville, IL. He married Lola Mae Talley 9-30-1935, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley and they lived near Delhi in Jersey County, IL. They had 6 children-Anna Dunham who married Glenn Cain, the son of Archie and Lorene (Declue) Cain and they live in Jerseyville, IL, Kenneth Dunham of Fieldon, IL, Richard Dunham of Kane, Il, Melvin Dunham of Jerseyville, IL, Carl Dunham of Jerseyville, IL, and Thomas Lee Dunham (deceased) born 4-7-1949 in Jersey County, IL, and died 6-7-2005 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County, MO. He was married to Elizabeth and they had a daughter Lisa Dunham who married Francis Snead and they live in Richmond, VA.

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(3aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's son Lester Barney Dunham was born in Greene County, IL, and died 11-29-1965 at age 52 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He married Armeda Talley, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. They lived in the Fieldon, IL area. They had 9 children-James Dunham (deceased) of Godfrey, Eugene Dunham of Shipman, IL, Gerald Dunham of Delhi, IL, John Dunham of Jerseyville, IL, Larry Dunham of Kane, IL, Irene Dunham married Ray Anderson and they live in Canton, IL, Nina (Dunham) Wiebel (deceased) of Perryville, MO, Clara Dunham married Tom Stierly and they live in McCluskey, IL, and Frank L. Dunham born 4-7-1934 in Greene County, IL, died 5-14-2006 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, IL. He married Marjorie J. Hinderhan 7-27-1954 in Alton, IL. She died 9-2-1999. They lived in Eldred, IL. They had 8 children-Dennis Dunham of Eldred, IL, Russell Dunham of Eldred, IL, Ricky Dunham of Norris, IL, Dale Hinderhan of Liverpool, IL, Mary Dunham married Donald Gilbert of Carrollton, IL, Jane Dunham married Robert Gilbert of Carrollton, IL, Susan Dunham married Aron Weid of Eldred, IL, and Marilyn Hinderhan of Eldred, IL.

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(4aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's son Robert W. Dunham was born 2-2-1919 in Greene County, IL, died 7-14-2004 in St. Charles, MO. He married Mable Kraushaar (deceased), died 8-4-1999, the daughter of Otto and Adeline (McCartney) Kraushaar. They lived in Alton, IL. They had 11 children-Robert Dunham of Pontoon Beach, IL, Ronald Dunham of Alton, IL, Hank Dunham of Bethalto, IL, Tim Dunham of Godfrey, IL, Pat Dunham of Thibodaux, LA, Carol Dunham who married a Stout of St. Genevieve, MO, Pamela Dunham who married Gene Harrison of Alton, IL, Trebe Dunham who married Denny Bradfisch of Hardin, IL, Lisa Dunham who married Kevin Cheatham of O'Fallon, MO, Erma Rose Dunham who died 9-26-1970 in infancy, and Roger Dunham (deceased), died 1-20-1988 at age 42, married Judy Chipman 10-12-1968, and they had 2 children-A. C. Dunham and Tiffany Dunham.

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(5aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Lillie May Dunham was born in 1902 and died 10-13-1995 in Jersey County, IL. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Benton G. Mundy. He was born in Greene County, January 22, 1901, a son of the late John T. and Anna Belle (Crawford) Mundy. He died 11-13-1957 in Jersey County, IL. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Benton G. Mundy and Lillie May (Dunham) Mundy were the parents of 4 daughters-Mrs. Alonzo Cochran, Lulu Belle Mundy married Hugh Snell, Betty Mundy married Gilbert Turner, and Rebecca Mundy.

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(6aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Imogene Dunham was born in 1905 in Greene County, IL, and died 12-27-1988 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL. She married Harold Burch 4-19-1924. He was born 5-7-1902 in Litchfield, Montgomery County, IL, and died 10-25-1972 in Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He was the son of Perry and Mollie (Armstrong) Burch. They lived in Jerseyville, IL, and they had 2 children-Martha Burch who married Mason Brown and lives in Kansas City, KS, and William D. Burch of Oak Ridge, TN.

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(7aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Ruth Audrey Dunham was born 3-21-1926 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL, and she died 7-5-2006 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery. She married John W. Russell 5-18-1946. He died 8-20-1999. They lived in Jerseyville, IL. They had a son John Gregory Russell, and he and his wife Nyla Russell live in Havre, Mont. They have 2 children-John Gregory Russell Jr, and Charise Russell who married Adam Oser of Erie, PA. They had these children-Colton Oser, Allyson Oser, and Jaden Oser (deceased).

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(8aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Marjorie Dunham married Leslie Green and lives in Payson, Ariz.

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(9aa) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Nina Dunham died 8-16-1988 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL at age 80. She married William Chester Green. He died in 1971, and they lived in Jerseyville, IL. They had a son David Green who lives in Carrollton, IL.

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(10a) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Elizabeth Louise Freand was born Feb. 16, 1885 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died Feb. 9, 1953. She married William Bert Gier 11-11-1903. They had a daughter Edith Gier.

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Elizabeth Louise (Freand) Gier's obituary - Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Gier, 67, widow of W. Bert Gier, died Monday as she was being moved by ambulance to Boyd Memorial Hospital. Carrollton. Her death occurred at 3:15 p.m. in Carrollton. Mrs. Gier, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barney Freand. was born Feb. 16, 1885, in Jersey County. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edith Schmittag of Jerseyville; three sisters, Mrs. Mena Foster, and Mrs. Anna Beiderman, Jerseyville, and Mrs. Arnold Freer, Godfrey; three brothers, John and Louis Freand, Jerseyville, and Henry of Fieldon; a granddaughter, Mrs. Barbara Oates and a grandson, Harvey Schmittag, and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. F. W. Schwarzlose, pastor of First Methodist Church, Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Jacoby funeral home. Burial will be in Lax cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

(7) Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's daughter Mary C. Kraushaar was born 3-23-1867 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL, died 4-29-1956 at Watson Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She married John H. Dunham 2-27-1918. He was born in 7-15-1867 near Fieldon, English Township, in Jersey County, IL, and died 3-14-1920 in Jersey County, IL. He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Dunham (1839-1916) and Selinda C. (Gibbs) Dunham. They are both buried in the Fieldon Cemetery, in Fieldon, IL. They had no children together. Mary C. (Kraushaar) Dunham had a daughter Lena M. Kraushaar (father's name unknown) previous to her marriage to John H. Dunham. Mary C. (Kraushaar) Dunham's daughter Lena M. Kraushaar was born in 1903 in Jersey County, IL, and died Dec. 18, 1936 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Andrew A. Hetzel, and they had 2 daughters.

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Frank & Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's daughter Mary C. (Kraushaar) Dunham's obituary - Mrs. Mary C. Dunham, died 04-29-1956. Mary C. Dunham, 89 years, 1 months, 6 days, of Jerseyville died April 29, at Watson Nursing Home where she had resided for quite some time. Mrs Dunham was a daughter of the late Frank & Julia (Albert) Kraushaar, and was born in Jersey County, March 23, 1867. She is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Carroll of Jerseyville, 2 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. Her husband, John Dunham, preceded her in death. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at St. Francis church. Requiem mass was celebrated by Fr John J. Clancy and interment was in Fieldon cemetery.

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(1a) Mary C. (Kraushaar) Dunham's daughter Lena M. Kraushaar was born in 1903 in Jersey County, IL, and died Dec. 18, 1936 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Andrew A. Hetzel 9-12-1922 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-22-1985 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Andrew and Lena (Kraushaar) Hetzel had 2 children-Edna Hetzel and Mary M. Hetzel. He was a Pvt. in the U.S. Army in World War I. Andrew Hetzel remarried after his first wife Lena (Kraushaar) Hetzel's death to Theresa Ahrling, daughter of Jacob and Johannah Ahrling. She was born jn 1910, and died 7-28-1991. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Andrew Albert Hetzel and his 2nd wife Theresa (Ahrling) Hetzel had 8 children-Edward Hetzel, Margaret Hetzel, Lena Hetzel, Theresa Hetzel, Edith Hetzel, Roberta Hetzel, Mary Hetzel and Irene Hetzel.

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Lena M. (Kraushaar) Hetzel's obituary - Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Hetzel were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Evange1ical Church in Fieldon. The V. Leonard Todd officiated and interment was in the Fieldon cemetery. Mrs. Hetzel was the wife of Andrew A. Hetzel. and her death occurred Friday evening at her home in Fieldon. She was 33 years old. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mary Margaret and Edna Marie Hetzel and her mother, Mrs. Mary Dunham of Fieldon.

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Lena M. (Kraushaar) Hetzel's husband Andrew Albert Hetzel's 2nd wife Theresa (Ahrling) Hetzel's obituary - Theresa Hetzel died July 28 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She retired after 21 years as a cook for Fieldon Grade School. Born in May 1910 in Jersey County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Johannah Ahrling. She married Andrew Hetzel. He died July 22, 1985. Surviving are a son Ed Hetzel of Jerseyville, seven daughters, Margaret Russell, Lena Miller, Theresa Hetzel, Edith Hill, Roberta Hetzel, Mary Lewis and Irene Hetzel both of Kansas; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A half sister Mary preceded her in death. Visitation is from 4 to 9 Tuesday at Jacoby/Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral Mass is at 10 Wednesday at St Marys Catholic Church with the William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the church or the American Cancer Society.

(8) Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's daughter Josephine Kraushaar was born abt. 1871 near Fieldon, English Township, in Jersey County, IL, and she died in 1916. She married Albert V. Hughes 7-10-1892 in Jersey County, IL. He was born abt. 1862 and died in 1941. Albert and Josephine (Kraushaar) Hughes and their children lived in Piasa Township, Jersey County, IL during the 1900 and 1910 census. Children of Albert and Josephine (Kraushaar) Hughes were-Perry Oliver Hughes born in 1894; Sylvester Hughes born 24 Aug 1897, died Feb 1981 at Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois; Anna C. Hughes born in 1903; Frances M. Hughes born in 1907, died 1920; and Mary E. Hughes born in 1910. Albert and Josephine (Kraushaar) Hughes and their daughter Frances M. Hughes are all buried in the Gerard Township Cemetery, Gerard, Macoupin County, IL.

Josephine Kraushaar's husband Albert V. Hughes was a son of Thomas E. Hughes, born Jan. 1833 in Jersey county, IL (who was a son of Joseph and Ester (Rolston) Hughes married in 1828), and Lucinda Rutherford born July 1841, a daughter of Joseph Rutherford, a native of Virginia. Albert V. Hughes' parents Thomas and Lucinda (Rutherford) Hughes were married in 1857. Thomas and Lucinda (Rutherford) Hughes were the parent's of 8 children-James H. Hughes born 1857, married 1st Annette Rice, married 2nd Sarah A. Chidester; Joseph A. Hughes born 1859, married Lenorah Smith; Albert V. Hughes born in 1862, married Josephine Kraushaar; Katurah Emeline Hughes born 1867, married 1st Frank Kraushaar, married 2nd Nicholas Albert, married 3rd James Ray; Thomas Hughes; Ella Hughes born 1875 married Bert Duckworth; Lucy Hughes; and another child name unknown.

Albert V. Hughes's grandfather Joseph Hughes had a brother Samuel Hughes who married Jemima Warren in Todd county, KY in 1826. By 1836 they were in Jersey/Greene county, IL buying land. Joseph Hughes also married in Todd county, KY to Ester Rolston. They married in 1828, and ended up buying land near Samuel and Jemima in Illinois in 1836. Joseph Hughes had 3 other known brothers besides Samuel Hughes, William Hughes, Zachariah Hughes, and Thomas Hughes. Joseph Hawkins married Nancy Rolston in 1824 in Todd county, Ky and bought land near the Hughes brothers in Illinois in 1836. Joseph Hawkins oldest known daughter, Sarah Caroline Hawkins, married a John W. Hughes in Macoupin county, Illinois in 1850 and the two eventually moved to Lamar county, TX and lived next door to the widowed Jemima (Warren) Hughes and her children. Samuel Hughes died in Jersey county, Illinois in 1844 and Jemima went to Texas soon after. Jemima Warren's younger brother, Srewart B. Warren married Patsey Rutherford in 1835 in Greene county, IL, which is next to Jersey county. They also were living in Lamar county, TX, near sister Jemima Hughes in the 1860 and 1870 census. Many of Stewart Warren's descendents remained in Lamar county, TX. Albert V. Hughes's grandfather Joseph Hughes and and his grandmother Ester (Rolston) Hughes had 6 known kids, many of which raised their families in the Macoupin area. Both Joseph and Ester are buried in the Macoupin County Virden cemetery alongside many of their children's descendents. Also, Joseph Hawkins and Nancy Rolston settled in Macoupin county, and are enumerated in that 1850 census. Their oldest daughter, Sarah Caroline and her husband, John W. Hughes, lived with them. Sarah and all her children are buried in the Macoupin county Kinder cemetery.

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Josephine (Kraushaar) Hughes's husband Albert V. Hughes's sister Katurah Emeline (Hughes) Ray's obituary - Mrs. James Ray - Katurah Emeline (Hughes) Ray was born Oct. 17, 1867, on a farm in Jersey County, near Jerseyville, and died in Nutwood, Feb. 12, 1925 at the age of 58 years. Sho was married May 16 1888, to Nicholas Albert. To this union were born four children, three sons and a daughter. Her second marriage was to James Ray, and to this union was born one son. Those who are left to mourn their loss besides the husband, are Jess and Ira Albert of Fidelity: Mrs. Ira Barnes and August Albert, of Nilwood; Chester Ray at home; two brothers, Joseph Hughes of Jerseyville, and Albert Hughes of Virden, one sister, Ella Duckworth of Virden.

(Note: Josephine (Kraushaar) Hughes's husband Albert V. Hughes's sister Katurah Emeline Hughes married 1st to Josephine's brother Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's son Frank Kraushaar Jr. who was born abt. 1865 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL, and he died Jan. 22, 1937 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He farmed in the Fieldon, Jersey County, IL area. Frank Kraushaar Jr. married 1st Katurah Emeline Hughes 10 Jan 1883 in Jersey County, Illinois. Katurah Emeline Hughes was born abt. 1867. She was a daughter of Thomas and Lucinda (Rutherford) Hughes. Frank Kraushaar and Katurah Emeline Hughes must not have had children together, and divorced soon after the marriage. She remarried 5 years later to Nicholas Albert 15 May 1888 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Frank Kraushaar married 2nd to Ida Houseman bef. 1889. Ida Houseman was born in 1870, and died in 1904. She was buried in Houseman Cemetery in Jersey County, IL. After her death in 1904 Frank Kraushaar Jr. married 3rd to my father's half sister Nora Westfall 13 Oct 1905 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She was born Jan. 8, 1887 in West Virginia, and died Apr. 22, 1944 in Jersey County, IL. Katurah Emeline Hughes married 2nd to Nicholas Albert, and married 3rd to James Ray. Katurah and her 2nd husband Nicholas Albert had 4 children-Jess Albert, Ira E. Albert, Eva Albert and August Albert.)

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(1x) Katurah Emeline Hughes and her 2nd husband Nicholas Albert's son Ira E. Albert's obituary - ALBERT, Ira E., died 16-01-1977, buried 19-01-1977, Shipman Cemetery. Final rites for Ira E. Albert, 87, of Brighton were held on Jan. 19 at Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton with the Rev. Marvin Fulks officiating. Burial was in Shipman Cemetery. He died at 10 p.m. on Jan. 16 at his home. A native of Jersey County, he married the former Mabel Eberle, Dec. 20, 1911 and had farmed in the Piasa and Fidelity areas before moving to Brighton in 1953. His survivors are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Cathern Matthews of Plainview; three sons, Clemence of Shipman, Donald and Lawrence, both of Brighton; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eva Barnes of Carlinville and a brother, August Albert of Tallula.

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(1xx) Ira and Mabel (Eberle) Albert's son Clemence R. Albert married Forst V. Reed, and they had these children: Leslie I. Albert, Patsy Albert Meyers, Rhoda Albert Cairns, and Nicholas Albert..

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(1xxx) Ira and Mabel (Eberle) Albert's grandson and their son Clemence R. & Forst V. (Reed) Albert's son Leslie I. Albert's obituary - Leslie I. Albert, age 74, of Shipman, IL. died at 5:13 p.m. on Mon., February 13, 2012 at Carlinville Area Hospital. He was born at Shipman, IL February 23, 1937, a son of Clemence R. & Forst V. (Reed) Albert. He married first Fern Marie Albert. She died in 1984. He married second to Frances Kay (Shelton) Albert of Shipman July 6, 1985 in Carlinville, IL. He was retired from working at Brass & Copper Roller at Olin Corp. He was United States Army Veteran. His survivors are; daughters, Loretta & Ed Bible of Shipman and Denise & Larry Rodrique of St. Louis, MO; son, Randall & JoAnne Albert of Carlinville; Step daughter, Janet & Joseph Rollins of Carlinville; step sons, Steven & Rebecca Hart of Greenfield and John & Julie Hart of Carrollton, IL; numerous grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Patsy & Don Meyers of Shipman and Rhoda & Robert Cairns of Brighton. He was preceded in death by parents, first wife, and brother Nicholas Albert. Visitation 9 a.m - 11 a.m. on Thurs., Feb. 16, 2012 @ Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Shipman. Rev. Ray Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Shipman Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or MCDD.

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(2xx) Ira and Mabel (Eberle) Albert's son Lawrence N. Albert's wife Merl "Adelle" (Dunlap) Albert's obituary - Merl "Adelle" (Dunlap) Albert, 89, of Brighton, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015, at home. She was born in Hillview, Ill., on Nov. 21, 1925, daughter of the late Carrel M. and Leona A. (Willmington) Dunlap. She married Lawrence N. Albert of Brighton on July 2, 1965, in Brighton. She was a training nurse cadet for W W #2 who received her BSN from Washington University. She also was a nursing instructor at St Joseph's Nursing Academy and at Lewis & Clark College. She was Chaplain Assistant at Alton Memorial Hospital, Sunday school teacher and a lay speaker at St Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton. Survivors include children and spouses, Mary Albert Fritz of Brighton, Carroll and Shirley White of Brighton, Colette and Lyn Miller of Brighton, Clinton amd Cindy White of Godfrey, Barbara and Jeffrey Kruse of Brighton, Chris and Marienne White of Litchfield; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Jean Zeller of Westcliffe, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronald Dunlap. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, with Revs. Clinton White and Joyce Anders. Burial at Shipman Cemetery. Memorials may be to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton.

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(1x) Katurah Emeline Hughes's 2nd husband Nicholas Albert was married previous to his marriage to Katurah to Theresa Lenz and they had a son Fred (Fritz) William Albert who was Katurah's step-son. Nicholas and Theresa Lenz Albert's son Fred (Fritz) William Albert's obituary - ALBERT, Fred (Fritz) William, born 05-12-1880, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-07-1973, buried Piasa Cemetery. Final services for Fred William (Fritz) Albert, 92, of Route 2, Jerseyville were held Saturday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. He died at the VIP Manor Wood River, on July 12. Burial was in Piasa Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born December 5, 1880 in English Township, Jersey County, the son of Nicholas and Theresa Lenz Albert. His survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Emily) McKinney of Jerseyville, Mrs. Mabel Miller of East Alton and Mrs. Tony (Rosemary) McCartney of Wood River; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and one great grandchild; two brothers, Ira Albert of Brighton and August of Athens; and a sister, Mrs. Eva Barnes of Nilwood. His parents wife and four brothers preceded him in death.

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Fred (Fritz) William Albert's wife Anna (Crocker) Albert's obituary - ALBERT, Anna Crocker, died 03-12-1922, buried Piasa Cemetery. Mrs Fred W. Albert dies of Scarlet Fever. Contracted Disease from little daughter. Mrs Anna Crocker Albert, wife of Fred W. Albert of Fidelity, died at her home Sunday, Dec. 3rd, at 9:15 a.m. at the age of 26 years, 8 months and 24 days. Her death was due to scarlet fever which she contracted while caring for her little daughter, Emily, who was ill of the disease. Mrs Albert had been ill only a few days, but the disease was of such character that medical aid was of no avail. Mrs Albert is survived by her husband and three daughters, Emily, aged 5, Mabel aged 2, and Rosemary who is six months old. The deceased was a daughter of Carl E. Crocker of Piasa. Private funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Piasa Cemetery, the Rev. J. C. burns, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Shipman officiating. Mr and Mrs Tony Albert and Mrs Frank Albert went to Piasa to attend the funeral of their sister-in-law, Mrs Albert.

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Nicholas Albert

(Note: Children of Katurah Emeline Hughes's 2nd husband Nicholas Albert and his 1st wife Theresa Lenz were-Fred (Fritz) William Albert, Frank M. Albert who married Clara Norris, Tony Albert, and Henry Albert. Katurah and her 2nd husband Nicholas Albert had 4 children-Jess Albert, Ira E. Albert, Eva Albert and August Albert. Nicholas Albert of the Jersey County, IL area was a son of Michael and Kate (Heterick) Albert and was born in 1850 in NY. I think it is possible that Nicholas Albert was a brother to my great grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar who married my great grandfather Frank Kraushaar Sr. My great grandmother's father's name was also Michael Albert and her mother's name was also Catherine. Her mother's maiden name Radtrioh might have been a misspelling. Nicholas Albert's mother's maiden name was spelled Heterick, and his sister Mary spelled her mother's maiden name Hadrick in her obituary which is somewhat similar to my great grandmother's spelling of her mother's maiden name, Radtrioh. Another sister Rose spelled her mother's maiden name Hartwick, so there is a wide variation in the spellings, and therefore I don't know what is the correct spelling of her maiden name. Nicholas and his sisters Rose and Mary were born in NY. His parents, Michael Albert born abt. 1804 in Bavaria, Germany and his wife Catherine born abt. 1814 also in Bavaria, Germany, and their family moved to Jersey County IL from New York in about 1858. His parents were born in Germany as was my great Grandmother Julia in about 1842. Nicholas Albert's sister Rose (Albert) Reher's obituary said there were 9 children in the family. I have identified possibly 8 children and their approximate dates of birth from census records-Nicholas Albert born 2-16-1850 in NY, died 8-18-1925, married 1st Theresa Lenz, married 2nd Katurah Hughes; Rose (Albert) Reher born abt. 1855 in NY, died 6-5-1942, married William Reher; Mary Dorothy (Albert) Lenz born Nov. 1847 in NY, died 5-18-1922, married Joseph Lenz; Anna (Albert) Foster born 8-8-1858 in NY, died 10-18-1915, married Joseph Foster; Lucinda Albert born abt. 1856 in NY; Frank J. Albert born abt. 1845 in Germany, died 4-6-1862, killed in action in the Civil War; John Michael Albert born abt. 1837 in Germany, died 1905 in Lincoln Co., MO, married Susan Ursaline Skinner; and possibly my great grandmother Julia Anna (Albert) Kraushaar born abt. 1842 in Germany, died abt. 1900, married 1st Frank Kraushaar Sr., married 2nd William Weisner. I believe my great grandmother Julia's parents came to America between 1845 and 1847, because their son Frank was born in 1845 in Germany and their daughter Mary was born in 1847 in New York.)

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Mary Dorothy (Albert) Lenz

Nicholas Albert's sister and possibly my great grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's sister, Mary Dorothy (Albert) Lenz's obituary - LENZ. Unknown newspaper, died May 18, 1922: Mrs. Mary Albart-Lenz, following an illness of only a few weeks, passed away Thursday morning at 6:20 o'clock at her home on North Liberty Street in this city. The deceased was 74 years, 6 months and 21 days of age. Mrs. Lenz was the daughter of Catherine and Michael Albart, pioneer residents of Jersey county. She was married 30 Apr. 1865 to Joseph Lenz, who preceded her in death on 6 Aug. 1915. The deceased is survived by ten daughters and one son; Mrs. George Hetzel, Mrs. Anna Cummings, Mrs. Albert Hoelker, Misses Christine and Rosie Lenz, Mrs. D. D. Mac Dougal, Mrs. C. P. Atchison, Mrs. O. P. Powel, Mrs. H. R. Bohannan, all of Jersey County; Mrs. Carrie Quante of St. Louis and Charles W. Lenz of Jerseyville; all of whom except Mrs. Quante were with her at the time of her death. A daughter, Mrs. Dorothy L. Pruitt, died 23 April 1920, and five children died in infancy. Mrs. Lenz also leaves a brother, Nicholas Albart of Fidelity township, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Reher of Jerseyville. Funeral services will be held Monday, 22 May at 9:30 am from the Holy Ghost church, of which she has been a devoted member for more than half a century. High mass will be celebrated, Rev. John G. Gramke, celebrant. Interment in Catholic cemetery.

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(1x) Joseph and Mary L. Albert Lenz's son Charles W. (Doc) Lenz's obituary - LENZ. Unknown newspaper, 20 Jun. 1974: funeral mass for Charles W. (Doc) Lenz, 81, of 414 S. Arch Street, Jerseyville was celebrated Monday morning, 17 Jun. at the Holy Ghost church with the Rev. Robert Heintz, celebrant. His death occurred on 14 Jun. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Interment was in the Oak Grove cemetery. A retired automobile salesman, he was born 20 Mar. 1893 in Jersey county, a son of Joseph and Mary L. Albert Lenz. Mr. Lenz, a veteran of World War I, was a member of Worthey Post American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine W. Schneider Lenz; and one sister, Mrs. H. R. ... rest of obituary is missing.

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Charles W. (Doc) Lenz's wife Josephine W. (Schneider) Lenz's obituary - LENZ. Unknown newspaper, 17 Feb. 1977: Mrs. Josephine W. Lenz, 80, of 414 S. Arch, Jerseyville, died at 4:25 am on 17 Feb. at the Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. She was born 8 Mar. 1896 in Jersey county, a daughter of Carl G. and Catherine Seehausen Schneider. Her husband was the late Charles "Doc" Lenz. Only survivors are nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 3 pm on 19 Feb. at the Peace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Friday. The family has designated the Peace United Church of Christ building fund as a memorial.

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(2x) Joseph and Mary L. Albert Lenz's daughter Agnes Christine (Lenz) Bohannan's obituary - BOHANNAN, Agnes Christine (Lenz), born Jersey County, Illinois, died 24-10-1990, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Agnes Christine Bohannan, 100, former Jerseyville and Alton resident, died Oct. 24, 1990, at Park Strathmoore in Rockford, IL. born in Jersey county, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Mary (Albert) Lenz. She married Dr. Hugh R. Bohannan Aug. 14, 1917. He died Oct. 20, 1958. Nieces and nephews survive. 11 sisters and 2 brothers, preceded her in death. Visitation and rosary were held at Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home in Jerseyville. A funeral mass was held at Holy Ghost Catholic church in Jerseyville. Rev William Hembrow was celebrant with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost-St. Francis schools or masses.

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Agnes Christine (Lenz) Bohannan's husband Dr Hugh Russell Bohannan's obituary - BOHANNAN, Hugh Russell, born12-09-1876, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 20-10-1958, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Dr Hugh Russell Bohannan, 82, dean of Jerseyville doctors died Oct. 20, 1958 at St. Joseph hospital, Alton, where he had been a patient for the past 5 1/2 wks. Funeral services were held Oct. 22, at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. As a tribute of respect to the beloved citizen of Jersey county, business houses and offices in Jerseyville were closed during the hours of the huneral. Masonic rites were conducted Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Dr Bohannan was widely known for his unselfish service. The Jerseyville physician had entered the hospital Sept. 11, and the next day observed his 82nd birthday. The decedent was a son of the late Russell & Mary (Snell) Bohannan and was born Sept. 12, 1876 in Macoupin county. The greater part of his life was spent in Jersey county. The well-known Dr was a decendant of Dr Asa Snell, the first practicing physician in Jersey county, who came here in 1833 from Vermont. As a young man he taught in the rural schools of Jersey County and at Fidelity and Otterville. As soon as schools were dismissed for summer vacations he became a student and studied medicine at Illinois Medical College in Chicago. In 1904 he received his degree in medicine and for 8 months engaged in practice in Niotaza, KS, and then returned to Jersey County where for more than 50 years he ministered to several generations of families. Those who sought his medical aid knew that the fee would be small and in many cases the physician made no charge at all. Upon locating in Jerseyville he opened an office in the Snedeker building on N. State St., latter moving to quarters in the IOOF building where he remained for 39 years. In recent years Dr Boahnnan had offices over Kirby drug store. In 1953 Dr Bohannan was given community wide recognition as he began his 49th year of practice in Jersey county. A fund was started for a surprise gift for the physician and his many friends and patients were anxious to take part in the project. Because of his interest in sports it was decided to give him a television. When more money was received than the purchase price of the set, other gifts were purchased and presented to him. The following year Dr Bohannan and Dr F. N. Mclaren of White Hall were honored by the Jersey & Greene County medical societies as they marked their 50 years of practice. A dinner was held in Jerseyville in their honor and they were presented gold service pins and portable radios. When interviewed in 1953, Dr Bohannan estimated he had delivered about 1,800 babies. During his years of practice he had used many modes of travel to reach his patients. Until his illness, Dr Bohannan seldom missed a day at his office and for many years he had office hours 7 days a week and evening hours also. During the influenza epidemic in WWI the Jerseyville physician hardly had his clothes off for 5 wks, either day of night, while ministering to the victims of the malady. Dr Bohannan had been affiliated with Blue Lodge No 394, AF & AM, since May 23, 1898 and had received a 50 yr Masonic jewl. He had served as High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter. He served continuously as a member of the Jerseyville Building Loan & Homestead Association since June 11, 1928, and at the time of his death was Vice President of the Jersey Savings & Loan Association Dr Bohannan had been affiliated with the Jersey County Medical Society for many years and was past president of the Society. He was married Aug. 12, 1917 to Agnes (Lenz) Bohannan of Jerseyville, who survives him. Also surviving are 1 niece Miss Ina Bohannan of White Hall and 1 nephew, Charles Bohannan, and 1 g-nephew, Charles Bohannan Jr., of Jerseyville.

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(3x) Joseph and Mary L. Albert Lenz's daughter Susie Elizabeth (Lenz) Powell's obituary - POWELL. 21 October 1971: Requiem mass for Mrs. Susie Elizabeth Powell, 85, of this city will be celebrated at 10:00 o'clock this morning (Thursday) at St. Francis Xavier church, Rev. Father Francis Lee celebrant. Her death occurred at 1:25 am on 19 October at Jersey Community Hospital. Interment will be in the Oak Grove cemetery. A lifelong resident of Jersey County, she was born 9 November 1885 the daughter of Joseph & Mary Albert Lenz. Her survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Chris (Frances) Schroeder of Alton; one son, Charles E. Powell of Jerseyville; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Bohannon of Jerseyville; and one brother, Charles W. Lenz of Jerseyville. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where the rosary was recited at 8 pm Wednesday.

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(1xx) O. Perry and Susie Elizabeth (Lenz) Powell's son Charles E. Powell's obituary - POWELL. Jerseyville - Charles E. Powell, 72, died at 9:40 am Saturday 17 February 1990 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He retired from US Post Office in Jerseyville as a mail carrier after 30 years of service and was World War II US Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Jerseyville. Born in Jerseyville, he was the son of the late O. perry and susie (lenz) Powell. Surviving are a sister, Frances Schroeder of Rockford; and a niece, Marilyn Stinnett of Rockford. Visitation is from 7 to 9 pm today at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville with a wake service 7:30 pm. A funeral mass is at 9:30 am Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Jerseyville with the Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Military rites will be conducted in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville by American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528 of Jerseyville, of which he was member. Memorials may be given to masses, St. Francis school, Jerseyville, or American Legion Post 492.

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(4x) Joseph and Mary L. Albert Lenz's daughter Josephine C. (Lenz) Atkinson's husband Clarence P. Atkinson was born Mar. 12, 1883 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died in 1942. She was born in 1883, and died in 1966. --- From The History of Jersey County, page 503-504. - Atchison, Clarence P., who is one of the prominent and representative men in Jerseyville and well known all over Jersey County, was born at Jerseyville, Illinois, March 12, 1883. He is the son of Eldridge and Elizabeth (West) Atchison, the former who was born in Atchison County, Mo., in 1849, and the later some years later at Jerseyville. The parental grandfather, Peter Atchison was born in England and came to Jerseyville in 1860. The maternal grandparents were John and Mary (Hibiant) West, the former was born in Scotland and was a pioneer settler in Jersey County, Illinois, where he followed the trades of stonemason and plasterer. His wife was a native of Alsace Lorraine, France. Eldridge Atchison, father of Clarence P., was a well known resident of Jersey County, where he engaged in farming and butchering. He lived for a time in Delhi and later in Jerseyville, and in the earlier years drove a meat wagon through the country neighborhood. His death occurred at Jerseyville on July 03, 1916. His widow survives and resides in this city. Clarence P. Atchison attended the public schools of Jerseyville until he was fourteen years of age and then entered another kind of school – a printing office. He started at the bottom of the ladder in the Jerseyville County Democratic office and by 1901 had completed his apprenticeship. He continues with the same journal, having charge of the advertising department and the snappy editorials in the sporting department came from his pen. Mr. Atchison was married April 28, 1909 to Miss Josephine C. Lenz, who was born in English Township, Jersey County, and is the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Albart) Lenz. The father of Mrs. Atchison was born in Bren, Germany and the mother in the state of New York. From early manhood Mr. Atchison has been an interested student of politics and is rather prominently identified with the Democratic party in Jersey County, serving as secretary of the county central committee for the past six years, and he also provided exceedingly efficient as a city official serving for five years as alderman from the First Ward, as mayor pro-tem at times and in the spring or 1917 was elected to the office of city commissioner. His influence is also exercised in behalf of the city as a member of the executive committee of the civic branch of the Community Club. While business and politics largely engaged his attention, Mr. Atchison finds time to assist in promoting the interests of organizations of a general beneficial character. For two years he has served as secretary of the Jersey County Poultry Association and is a member of the poultry show committee. He is a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at Jerseyville. Fraternally he belongs to the Knights of Columbus and also to the Modern Woodmen of America (M.W.A.), of which latter order he is present local banker and assistant district deputy, and from 1911 to 1916 inclusive, served as one of the order's counsel. He also served as state and national delegate at the M.W.A. convention in 1917.

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(5x) Joseph and Mary L. (Albert) Lenz's daughter Katherine Lenz married John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's son George F. Hetzel. He was born on the 4th day of Sept. 1855. He died at his home on the 19th day of May 1943 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Katherine Lenz. She was born Jan. 27, 1866 Jersey County, IL., and died July 17, 1955 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel had 11 children-Dora Ann Hetzel, Irene M. Hetzel, Hazel E. Hetzel, Joseph H. Hetzel, John F. Hetzel, Ernest Hetzel, Earl E. Hetzel, Floyd G. Hetzel, Andrew A. Hetzel, Levi L. Hetzel, and Josephine E. Hetzel.

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Joseph and Mary L. (Albert) Lenz's daughter Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's obituary - Hetzel, JERSEYVILLE - Mrs. Katherine Mary Hetzel, 89, widow of George F. Hetzel, died Sunday at 5:40 p.m. She was born Jan. 27, 1866, in Jersey County, and had resided here all of her life. Her parents were the late Joseph and Mary Albert Lenz. Surviving are seven sons, Joseph, John, Levi, and Ernest, Jerseyville; Andrew and Floyd, Fieldon, and Earl of Staunton; three daughters, Mrs. Dora Goeman, Fieldon; Mrs. Hazel Drainer, Vandalia, Mo.; Miss Irene Hetzel, Jerseyville; seven sisters, Mrs. Anna I Cummings, Miss Christine Lenz, Mrs. Josephine Atchison, Mrs. Lena MacDougal, Mrs. Susie Powel and Mrs. Agnes Bohannon, Jerseyville, and Mrs. Caroline Quanta, St. Louis,.Mo.; a brother, Charles Lenz, Jerseyville; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Josephine McIntire. The body is at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. (DST) by the Rev. J. A. Oesch of Staunton. Burial will be in Hetzel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

(Note: for more information about George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel and their family visit my genealogy website page at- relfam3h.html )

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Nicholas Albert's sister and possibly my great grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's sister, Rose Albert was born Apr. 23, 1855 in New York City, NY, and died June 5, 1942 at St. Joseph hospital in Quincy, Adams Co., IL. She married William H. Reher 4-7-1877 in Jersey Co., IL. He was born in 1850 in IL. William H. and Rose (Albert) Reher had these children-Joseph B. Reher, Charles G. Reher, Mrs. Susan (Reher) Thornburgh, Mrs. Stephen A. Reher, Mrs. Clara (Reher) Castle, and George Reher.

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Rose (Albert) Reher

Nicholas Albert's sister and possibly my great grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's sister, Rose (Albert) Reher's obituary - REHER. Died 05-06-1942. Rose Reher, 87 years, 1 months, 12 days, a resident of Jerseyville for about 40 years, died Friday am, June 5, at 8:10 at St. Joseph hospital in Quincy where she had been a patient for almost a year. She had been a semi-invalid for the past 20 years. Mrs. Reher was the daughter of the late Michael & Catherine (Hartwick) Albert, early settlers in the nw part of Jersey County. She was born April 23, 1855 in New York City and when about 2-3 years old her family moved to Jersey County. She was the last member of a family of 9 children. She was married to William Reher a farmer and the couple moved to Jerseyville about 49 years ago. The death of Mr. Reher occurred soon after here. Mrs. Reher resided here until about 3 years ago when she went to make her home with her children. Surviving are 6 children; Joseph B. Reher of Jerseyville, Charles G. Reher of Dow, Mrs. J. W. Thornburgh of Springfield, Illinois, Mrs. Stephen A. Reher of Hannibal, Missouri, (no more listed); 4 grandchildren; 1 g-granddaughter. Funeral services were held form Jennings Brother's Chapel to the Church of the Holy Ghost Monday am, June 8, at 9 am.

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(1x) William H. and Rose (Albert) Reher's son Joseph B. Reher's obituary - Joseph B. Reher, Jersey County Native, Dies at 72 JERSEYVILLE — Joseph B. Reher, 72, who was born Feb. 2, 1879, In Jersey county, died Friday night at 11 o'clock In an Alton hospital. He was the son of the late William H. and Rose Albert Reher, and Is survived by two brothers, George, St. Louis and Charles of Dow and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Castle, Hannibal, Mo., and Mrs. Susie Thornburg, Springfield. Funeral rites will be conducted In Holy Ghost Church at 9 a. m. Monday with the Rev. Payl Helen officiating, and burial In the St. Francis cemetery. Friends may call at the Jacoby funeral home, after 2 p. m. Sunday. Requiem high mass was celebrated, Rev. Father J. J. k - incomplete

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Joseph B. Reher's wife Mary (Laux) Reher's obituary - Reher, Jerseyville, Dies JERSEYVILLE, Nov. 14, 1940 — Mrs, Mary Reher, 57, Wife of Joseph Reher, died at 9 a. m. Wednesday at Our Saviour's hospital Jacksonville, where she had undergone an operation. The body was brought to the Reher home here, 206 Goodrich street, and rites will bo conducted at St. Francis Xavier's church at 9 a m., Saturday by the Rev. Father J. J. Clancy. Burial will be in St. Francis cemetery. Mrs. Reher was born Aug. 25, 1883, at Ames, la., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Laux. She is survived by her husband; three brothers, Matt of Iowa, John of Oklahoma, Frank of Texas; and a sister Mrs. Frank Habling of Jerseyville.

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(2x) William H. and Rose (Albert) Reher's son Charles G. Reher's wife Bertha (Jokers) Reher's obituary - REHER. Died 01-01-1969. Bertha Reher, 88 years, 9 months, 3 days, longtime resident of Dow area, died at 8:20 pm January 1 at the White Hall hospital, where she had been a patient 1 day. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Cecil Penn of Dow officiated and interment was in East Newbern cemetery. Mrs. Reher, a daughter of the late Jacob & Martha (Baker) Jokers, was born in Jersey County. She had been living at Hilltop Nursing Home at White Hall for 2 years. Her survivors are 1 son Francis Reher, of Dow, and 1 brother, Charles Jokers of Dow.

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(1xx) Charles G. & Bertha (Jokers) Reher's son Francis A. Reher's obituary - REHER. Died 17-02-1978. Francis A. Reher, 68, of Route 1 Dow died at 10:27 am February 17 at Jersey Community hospital. Prior to retirement he was a Minneapolis-Moline dealer in the Dow area for 20 years. Reher was a 40 member of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge, Bether Methodist church and EAA Flying Club. Born September 27, 1910 in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Charles & Bertha (Jokers) Reher. His survivors are his wife, Lena E. (Arnold) Rehr; 2 stepsons, Carl W. Arnold, Piasa, and R. Wayne Arnold, Brighton; 6 step-grandchildren; 1 uncle, Charles Jokers. His first wife of 40 years, Inez S. Reher, died April 13, 1973. The funeral will be conducted at 2 pm February 20 at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Max Borah and Rev. Joe Srebro will officiate. Burial well be in East Newburn cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-9 pm at Gubser's where Masonic services will be held at 8 pm. Memorials may be given to Masonic Homes Endowment Fund.

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Francis A. Reher's 1st wife Inez F. (Fessler) Reher's obituary - REHER. Died 04-1973. Inez F. Reher, 65, of Dow, a retired teacher in the Jersey County educational system, died unexpectedly early Friday am. Mrs. Reher became ill sometime after retiring and she was brought to Jersey Community hospital by her husband, where she was dead on arrival at 2 am. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there at 2 pm Sunday with Rev. James Rucker of Bethel Methodist church officiating. Interment was in East Newbern cemetery. Mrs. Reher, a daughter of the late Andrew & Isabelle (Gorman) Fessler, was born in Jersey County and would have marked her 66th birthday on July 13. Surviving are her husband, Francis Reher; and 1 brother William Fessler of Godfrey. Mrs. Reher was a past matron of Jerseyville Order of Eastern Star, a past Noble Grand of the Ruby Rebekah Club, a member of the past Noble Grands Club and past Matrons Club.

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Francis A. Reher's 2nd wife Lena (Ruyle) Arnold Reher's obituary - REHER. Lena Reher, 82, died at 7:01 pm Sunday, January 7, 1990, at Greenwood Manor Jerseyville. Before retiring in 1973, she worked for Shell Oil Control Lab of Wood River for 5 years, and was Jersey County Deputy teas for 8 years. Mrs. Reher was past president of Jersey County HIA, Jersey County Home Bureau and Jersey Community hospital auxiliary, and past Commander of American Legion Auxiliary Post 492. Born in Scottville, she was the daughter of the late Daved E. & Daisy E. (Elmore) Ruyle. On August 20, 1925, in Virginia, Illinois, she married Carl W. Arnold Sr. He died July 11, 1964. She later married Francis Reher on December 5, 1973, in Brighton. He died February 17, 1979. Surviving are 2 sons, Carl W. Arnold Jr. of Dow and Wayne Arnold of Brighton; 6 grandchildren; 6 g-grandchildren; 1 g-g-grandchild; 2 sisters, Irene Arnold of Redding, California, and Helen Powell of Scottville; and 1 half brother, Alvin Ruyle of Scottville. Preceding her in death were an infant son, Francis Arnold, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Visitation is from 4-9 pm at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with rites at 7 pm by Eastern Star No. 656, of which she was past Worthy Matron. Visitation continues from noon Wednesday until service time at 1 pm at First Baptist church in Jerseyville. Rev. Walter C. Burk will officiate. Burial is in Panther Creek Cemetery, Scottville. Memorials may be given to First Baptist church where she was a member.

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Anna (Albert) Foster

Nicholas Albert's sister and possibly my great grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's sister, Anna (Albert) Foster's obituary - FOSTER. Anna Foster, 57, wife of Joseph Foster, died at the home of her son, a J. Foster, 4 miles N. of Fieldon. Funeral by Rev. E. T. Carroll of bethany church. Burial in lax cemetery.)

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Anna (Albert) Foster was born Aug. 8, 1858 in NY, and died Oct. 18, 1915 in Jersey Co., IL. She married Joseph A. Foster. He was born Feb. 7, 1851, and died May 17, 1920 in the Jacksonville State Hospital in Jacksonville, IL. Both are buried in Lax Cemetery in Jersey Co., IL. Joseph A. And Anna (Albert) Foster had these children-Andrew "Jud" Foster, Mitchell Albert Foster, Mary Elizabeth Foster, Joseph B. Foster, William H. Foster, and Sina Louise Foster.

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(1x) Joseph A. And Anna (Albert) Foster's son Andrew "Jud" Foster was born Jan. 17, 1880 and died Mar. 10, 1966 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was the son of Joseph and Anna (Albert) Foster. He married Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Wilhelmena "Mena" Freand. She was born 3-5-1889 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and she died in 1970 in Jersey County, IL at the age of 81. She married Andrew "Jud" Foster 11-7-1906 and they lived in Jerseyville, IL. Andrew "Jud" Foster's and Wilhelmena "Mena" (Freand) Foster had 4 children-Truman A. Foster, Trulbia Foster, Helen B. Foster, and Henry Leo Foster.

(Note: Andrew "Judd" Foster's wife Wilhelmena "Mena" (Freand) Foster was my mother's cousin. Her mother Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand was a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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Andrew "Jud" Foster's obituary - Andrew Jud Foster, 86, of North Stat St., a retired laborer, died Thursday in Jersey Community Hospital. A son of the late Mr. an Mrs. Joseph Foster he wa born Jan. 17, 1880. Survivors are his widow--(rest of obituary missing)

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Andrew "Jud" Foster's wife Wilhelmena "Mena" (Freand) Foster's obituary - Died in 1970. Mina Foster, 81, of Jerseyville, died Tuesday at Jersey Community hospital shortly after admittance. Rev. Carlton Christenson conducted rites held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Lax cemetery. She was born March 5, 1889 in Jersey County the daughter of Barney & Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand and was a lifelong resident of this County. Her husband was the late Andrew (Jud) Foster. Surviving are 1 son, Truman, Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Trulbia White and Mrs. Helen Pritchard of Jerseyville; 4 grandchildren and 2 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Henry Freand of Kane and Louis Freand, Jerseyville; and 1 sister, Mrs. Viola Freer of Godfrey. Her husband, parents, 1 son, 1 brother and 5 sisters preceded her in death.

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(2x) Joseph A. And Anna (Albert) Foster's son Mitchell Albert Foster’s obituary - Foster, JERSEYVILLE - Mitchell Albert Foster died Nov. 2 at 11:45 a.m. here. Foster was born in Jersey County on March 8, 1884. Foster was the son of Joseph and Anna Albert Foster. The funeral will be held Nov. 4 at Jacoby Brothers funeral home here at 2 p. m., with the Rev. Melvin McClain, officiating. Interment will be in the Lax cemetery. Foster is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bertha lone Seeger of Brighton; three brothers, Andrew J. Foster of Fieldon, William H. Foster of Jerseyville, and Joseph B. Foster of Jerseyville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m., today.

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(3x) Joseph A. And Anna (Albert) Foster's daughter Mary Elizabeth (Foster) Woolsey’s obituary - Mary Elizabeth Woolsey, 72 yrs, 2 mo, 4 days, of Jerseyville, died [Oct 1967] at Garnet's Chateau, Jerseyville. She had been ill for some time. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there on Oct 18 with Rev Louis Purcell, pastor of First Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem. She was a dau of the late Joseph & Anna (Albert) Foster and was born in Greene Co. Surviving is are 2 sons Albert Woolsey and Joseph Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 daus, Mrs C. W. Yocum, Fenton, Mo, and Mrs Loren Holtman, Trenton, Tn; 7 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; 1 sis, Mrs Sina Bruns, Alton, and 2 bros, Joseph Foster and William foster, both of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Woolsey.

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(1xx) Edward & Mary Elizabeth (Foster) Woolsey's son William Albert Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 10-02-1979. William Albert Woolsey, 55, of Jerseyville died October 2 at Jersey Community hospital. He had been ill for some time with heart trouble. Services were held at United Methodist Church with Rev R E George officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was born March 5, 1824 in Jerseyville, son of the late Edward & Mary Elizabeth (Foster) Woolsey. He was a WW II Veteran, and a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was employed as custodian at Community Unit 100 School Dist. Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Fredenburg) Woolsey whom he married February 6, 1944; 1 son, Gregg; 2 daughters, Connie Loy and Linda Howland, all of Jerseyville; 1 brother, Joseph Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 sisters, Mildred Yocom, House Springs, Mo and Josephine Holtman of Indianapolis, IN; and 3 grandchildren. Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion and VFW.

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(4x) Joseph A. And Anna (Albert) Foster's daughter Sina Louise Foster was born in 1886 in Jersey Co., IL, and died July 4, 1968 in Jersey Co., IL. She is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Godfrey, Madison Co., IL. She married 1st Harry Lee Kortkamp born in 1885, died Jul. 1, 1915. He married Sina Foster on 28 May 1906, in St. Charles, Missouri. He is buried in Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison Co., IL. His parents were Eberhardt Abraham Kortkamp (1834-1917) and Matilda A. (Giessler) Kortkamp (1847-1921). His siblings were - Violetta J. Kortkamp Elfgen (1874-1960) and Eugene Kortkamp (1887-1936). Sina married 2nd Peter Bruns born 10-17-1886 i Kampsville, Calhoun Co., IL, died 11-6-1958 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. They were married 1917 in Alton, IL. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Godfrey, Madison Co., IL. Sina's 1st husband Harry Lee Kortkamp was a son of Eberhardt Abraham Kortkamp (1834-1917) who was one of 3 brothers that came to America in about 1842 from Baden, Prussia, Germany. The older Kortkamps are buried in the Alton, Illinois city cemetery. The Alton National cemetery is for soldiers, and Eberhardt's brother William E. Korkamp is buried there, he fought in the civil war, was wounded and died around 1900. He was one of "three brothers' that came over with Adolph Kortkamp around 1842, the other two are buried with Adolph and wife (and their wives). In the 1880 Godfrey, Madison Co., IL census Adolph is living with his younger son and his family. They all were part of the "Kortkamp coal mine" that ran in the late 1890s to abt 1916. Sina and her 1st husband Harry Lee Kortkamp had these children-Harry L. Kortkamp (1907-1981), married Charlotte Ellen Johndrow: Agnes E. Kortkamp; Roy Robert Kortkamp (1912-1998); Ethel Kortkamp; Zella Kortkamp; and other children (names not known).

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Joseph A. And Anna (Albert) Foster's daughter Sina Louise (Foster) Kortkamp Bruns's obituary - Mrs. Sina Louise Bruns, 82, 1015 E. 6th St., died Thursday at 2:20 p.m at Jersey Community Hospital She had been in ill health since Dec. Born in Jersey County, she was married to Peter Bruns in 1917 in A:ton. Mrs. Bruns was a charter member of the First Christian Church and a member of the Senior Citizens Club. Survivors include seven sons, Harry and Roy Kortkamp of Al---(rest of obituary missing)

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(1xx) Peter and Sina Louise (Foster) Kortkamp Bruns's daughter Catherine L. Booth William's obituary - Catherine L. Booth - Williams, 89, passed away at 2:50pm on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Blu – Fountain Manor in Godfrey, Illinois with her loving family by her side. She was born on February 3, 1925, the eleventh of twelve children, at her home on Choutea Avenue in Alton the daughter of the late Peter and Sina Foster - Kortkamp) Bruns. She married Harold E. Booth on September 26, 1942, in Alton and he preceded her in death. She later remarried and he also preceded her in death. Survivors include four daughters and two sons in law: Carolyn and Ray West of Godfrey, Julie Bowers of Henderson, Kentucky, Janice Ryan of Roxana, Illinois, Lonna and Mike Allen of Salem, Illinois, one son and daughter in law: Paul E. and Penny Booth Sr. of Argyle, Iowa, eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great – grandchildren and an expectant great grandson. She attended Alton High School. She was a Wal – Mart greeter and got a Nurses Attendant Certificate. A homemaker, she was a member of the Roxana Church of Nazarene for many years where she was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and she served on various church board and church committees. Her family and her church was her life. In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters, and a son in law: Kenneth Bowers. In celebration of her life visitation will be held from 10am until time of funeral services at 12pm on Monday February 10, 2014, at the Roxana Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Dr. Larry Lacher will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to the Roxana Church of the Nazarene or to Blu – Fountain Manor Nursing Home.

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(1xx) Sina Louise (Foster) Kortkamp Bruns's and 1st husband Harry Lee Kortkamp's son Harry L. Kortkamp (1907-1981), married Charlotte Ellen Johndrow. Harry L. and Charlotte (Johndrow) Kortkamp had these children-Morris Kortkamp, Harry Kortkamp, Roy Kortkamp, Gary Kortkamp, Ralph Kortkamp, Fred Kortkamp, Tom Kortkamp, Paul Kortkamp, Dolores (Kortkamp) Hill, Patricia (Kortkamp) Mclntyre, Sharon (Kortkamp) Seal, Denise (Kortkamp) Stevenson. and Marcella (Kortkamp) Fluck.

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(1xxx) Harry L. and Charlotte (Johndrow) Kortkamp's son Morris Kortkamp's obituary - Morris Kortkamp - VICTORVILLE Calif - Morris E. Gene Kortkamp formerly of Alton died Tues day April at his home in Victorville. He was born in Alton to the late Harry L. and Charlotte Johndrow Kortkamp. His wife Ruth preceded him in death. He is survived by seven brothers; Harry of Godfrey, Roy of Jacksonville, Gary of Arizona, Ralph of Washington, Fred of Minnesota, Tom of California, and Paul of Indiana; four sisters, Dolores Hill Springerton, III, Patricia Mclntyre of Florida, Sharon Seal of Alton, and Denise Stevenson of Texas. A sister Marcella Fluck preceded him in death. Memorial services will be held later. Arrangements are being handled by Alternative Funeral Services of Victorville.

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(Note:For more information about the Joseph A. And Anna (Albert) Foster family go to this page of my genealogy website- relfam2d.html )

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John M. Albert

Nicholas Albert's brother and possibly my great grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's brother, John Michael Albert was born abt. 1837 in Germany. He died in 1905 in Lincoln Co., MO. He was buried a St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Millwood, Lincoln Co., MO. He married Susan Ursaline Skinner. She was born abt. 1844 in Germany, and died Mar. 3, 1910 in Silex, Lincoln Co., MO. She was buried a St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Millwood, Lincoln Co., MO. John and Susan and their children were still living in Jersey Co., IL at the time of the 1880 census, but sometime after that they moved to Lincoln Co., MO. John Michael Albert and Susan Ursaline (Skinner) Albert had these children-Louis A. Albert (7-17-1871-9-27-1928), married Mary Ann Kanallakan May 1, 1905, buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL; Mary Magdaline (Lena) Albert born 12/17/1876, died 11/3/1962, married August Meyer Nagel 10-23-1900 in Lincoln Co., MO; John S. Albert born Oct. 9, 1868 in Jersey Co., IL, died Nov. 11, 1931 in Lincoln Co., MO, married Mollie Shay or Shea; Mary Albert born 5/11/1867, died June 8, 1902, married Frank Meuth 9/29/1887; George Nicholas Albert (12/25/1882 to 7/10/1940), married 1st Martha G. Bibb, married 2nd Mary Frances "Mattie" Bibb 11-16-1910; Lewis Albert born 1871; Nora (Albert) Perkins born 1889; Catherine Albert (called Kate) (5/22/1863-1/22/1911), married Frank Grothaus 6/11/1889; and Frank M. Albert born 1/17/1871 died either 6/29/1921 or 1934; possibly married Clara Norris 9/20/1897 Jersey Co., IL or (Maggie) Margaret Isabell Devous and he possibly died in Harrisburg, IL; Elizabeth Albert (1/27/1877 to 12/23/1919), married 1st Mr Sleeth (children: Bill, Sterling, Myrtle), married 2nd Frank Grothaus (her dead sister's husband - children: Bernard and Betty; and Carline "Carrie" Albert born 12/8/1887 and died 7/11/1889.

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(1x) John Michael Albert and Susan Ursaline (Skinner) Albert's son Louis A. Albert's obituary - ALBERT, Louis A., born Jersey County, Illinois, died 09-27-1928, buried St. Mary's Cemetery. Jersey Co. Democrat - Sept. 27, 1928. Louis A. Albert, well-known resident of English township, died at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. One of the most respected and best known citizens of Jersey County. born here 57 years ago. With exception of about 20 years of his earlier life which he spent in Missouri, he had lived in this county. For seven years he served as superintendent of the County Farm and at the time of his death was Highway Commissioner of English Township. United in marriage in 1890 to Miss Mary Kanallakan and to this union five children born, three of whom with the mother, have preceded their father in death. Two daus., Mrs. Frank Kovarik of St Louis and Miss Marie Albert of Jerseyville, survive, three bros.; Frank Albert of Harrisburg, IL, John and George Albert of Lincoln Co., MO., and one sister Mrs. August Nagel, of Lincoln Co. Funeral from St. Mary's, West Woods. Rev. Father John J. Klaes. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

(Note: Louis A. Albert's wife Mary Ann Kanallakan was born 3-5-1874 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 5-25-1923 in Jersey Co., IL. She was a daughter of John Kanallakan and his 2nd wife Anna Lange. Louis A. Albert and his wife are both buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL. Mary Ann Kanallakan was a half sister to Caroline (Kanallakan) Pegue who was the 1st wife of Charles Wesley Griffin who married 2nd to my aunt Anna Westfall, my father's sister.)

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(2x) John Michael Albert and Susan Ursaline (Skinner) Albert's son George Nicholas Albert was born in 1881 in Jersey County, IL, and died in 1940 in Lincoln County, MO. George Nicholas Albert was first married to Martha G. Bibb (1890-1933). They had two children who survived past infancy, Raymond Nicholas Albert (1912-1979), married Eva Maxine Brown Sept. 1940, and Mary Urseline (Albert) Gentemann (1911-1998). They had 2 children who died in infancy-Mary Retah Albert died 1913, and Johnny Douglas Albert. After Martha Bibb died, George married her sister, Mary G. Bibb (1897-1941). George's 1st wife Martha Bibb died at a young age. She was a severe diabetic (before insulin), got pneumonia while helping to take care of her sister-in-law who had pneumonia. She got pneumonia and passed away. Her sister Mary Bibb had lived with them and after Martha died, she went to St. Charles, MO to live, and George and his son Ray batched for a time. Later George and Mary got married. George Nicholas Albert and his 2nd wife Mary Frances Bibb had 2 children-Francis Albert and James Joseph Albert. George Nicholas Albert died in July, 1940, and his 2nd wife Mary died in March 1941. The Albert farm was in Mackville, Lincoln County, Missouri, at the corner of Highway H and Mackville Rd. It is now considered Silex, MO.

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(3x) John Michael Albert and Susan Ursaline (Skinner) Albert's son Frank Tony Albert was born 1873, and died in in 1934. He married Margaret Isabell Devous (1881-1940). Frank Tony Albert and Margaret Isabell (Devous) Albert had these children-Johnny M. Albert born 1903, George M. Albert born 1904, died 1990 in Galatia, Saline County, IL, Myrtle Albert (1907-1927), and Joseph Albert died 1909 in infancy.

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Frank J. Albert

Nicholas Albert's brother and possibly my great grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's brother, Frank J. albert was born about 1845 in Germany. He died April 6, 1862 at Pittsburg landing in the Civil war. He was a Private in Company D of the Sixty-First Illinois Infantry under Captain J.H. Reddish. He was killed in action April 6, 1862 at Pittsburg Landing while serving in the Union Army in the Civil war.

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Josephine (Kraushaar) Hughes's husband Albert V. Hughes's brother Joseph Hughes's obituary - Joseph Hughes, died July 12, 1936, Jerseyville. 78 year old resident of Jerseyville died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ella Hughes on Maple avenue. He had been in failing health for some time and his condition grew worse after he was taken 11 p.m Saturday afternoon. Hughes was born near Girard, but has made his home in Jerseyville for the past several years. surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Aubert of Detroit, Mich.; one son, Walter Hughes of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Ella Duckworth of Virden, and one brother, Albert Hughes of Virden. Funeral services will be held at the Jacoby Bros, funeral chapel Wednesday, July 15, at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Harold S. Farrill will officiate and interment will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

(9) Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kraushaar was born in 1868 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She may have never married. She was last listed in the 1920 census for Jersey Co., IL. I don't have any other information about Elizabeth.

My mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's grandfather Frank Kraushaar Sr. (1836-1879) committed suicide in Sept. 1879 at the age of 43, when her father Charles Kraushaar was only 4. His wife and children found his body in the woods on their farm after he hadn't come home for several days.

My mother's grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar remarried to William Weisner 5-19-1881 after her first husband Frank Kraushaar Sr's death. William Weisner was born 1-15-1842 in Wurtemberg, Germany, and died 11-12-1918 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL. William Weisner and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar Weisner had 2 daughters-Catherine Weisner and Lena Weisner.

(Note: There were many different ways William Weisner's last name was spelled (Weisner, Wieseler, Weisler, Wuseler, Weiser, Wesler, or Wesller). In the census, marriage, cemetery, and other records each had a different spelling. Weisner seems to be the spelling of his surname that his daughters used. I found unverified information that he was possibly a son of Reimoh Wesller and Agnuse Muhlenkamp. My great grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar Weisner died a few years before my mother was born of breast cancer my mother told me. My mother was born in 1904, so her grandmother must have died about 1900. She may have died sometime before 1900, because she does not appear in the 1900 census for Jersey Co., IL. I have been unable to find my great grandmother's date of death or where she was buried. My mother didn't mention knowing of her grandmother's remarriage to William Weisner after her 1st husband Frank Kraushaar's death.)

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(10) My grandfather Charles Kraushaar's half sister Catherine (Kate) Weisner was born in 1881 and died 10-26-1937. She was the daughter of William and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar Weisner. Catherine Weisner was born near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She married first Asa N. Norris 8-25-1900 in Jersey Co., IL. He died in 1904 at age 28 of Typhoid Fever at his home near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. I found unverified information that he was possibly a son of Jackson Norris and Catheria Gresald.

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Catherine (Weisner) Norris's first husband Asa Norris's obituary - Jerseyville Republican 15 September 1904: Asa Norris, 28 years old, died of typhoid fever at his home ten miles northwest of city. Buried from family home. Rev. I. D. Crawford.

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Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris had 2 daughters-Christena Rosa Norris and Anna Norris.

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(1a) Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris's daughter Christena Rosa Norris was born 10-4-1904 in Jerseyville, IL, and died 3-11-1983 in Jerseyville, IL. She married Walter A. Kirchner 5-28-1927 in Jerseyville, IL. He was born 6-24-1900 in Jersey County, IL, and died 2-4-1992 in Sunset Home in Quincy, IL. He was the son of Charles and Alvena (Hooper) Kirchner. Walter and Christena (Norris) Kirchner had a daughter Ruth Evelyn Kirchner who married Howard Leland Walls 6-17-1949 and they live in Decatur, IL. Walter and Christena (Norris) Kirchner are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris's daughter Christena R. (Norris) Kirchner's obituary - Christena R. (Norris) Kirchner, 79 , of Jerseyville died 11-3-1983. Her funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist church with the Revs. V. Clay Noah, Jr. And John Wilson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She died at 4:15 am on 3 November 1983 at Washington Christian Village, Washington, Illinois. She was born 4 October 1904 in Jerseyville, daughter of the Late Asa and Catherine Weisner Norris.

She is survived by her Husband, Walter A. Kirchner whom she married 28 May 1927 in Jerseyville; one daughter, Ruth Walls of East Peoria; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. The First Baptist church of Jerseyville of which she was a member was named as a memorial. Gubser Funeral Home arrangements.

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Christena R. (Norris) Kirchner's husband Walter A. Kirchner's obituary - Walter A. Kirchner died 02-04-1992. Unknown newspaper, 4 February 1992: Quincy - Former Jerseyville resident, Walter A. Kirchner, 91, died at 5:45 am today, 4 February 1992 at Sunset Home in Quincy. He was a retired self-employed painter. Born on 24 June 1900 in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Charles Henry and Alvena (Hooper) Kirchner. On 28 May 1927 in Jerseyville, he married the former Christena R. Norris. She died 3 November 1983.

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth E. Walls of Decatur, Georgia, two grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Graveside services was conducted at noon Thursday at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. The Revs. Leland and David Walls officiated. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church of Jerseyville, where he was a member, or to the Sunset Home, 418 Washington St., Quincy, Illinois 62301. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Walter and Christena (Norris) Kirchner's daughter Ruth Evelyn (Kirchner) Walls's obituary - Walls, 1/14/2014 - Ruth Evelyn Walls, a resident of Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody, age 85, died January 14, 2014. Ruth was predeceased by husband, Rev. Leland Walls, who passed away in 1998. She is survived by two sons, Rev. David and Pat Walls of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; and Daniel and Claire Walls of Chamblee, Georgia; grandchildren Bryan and Amber Walls of Dallas, Texas and Angela Walls of Chamblee, Georgia. She was born November 30, 1928 in Jerseyville, Illinois. She was the only child of Walter and Christena Kirchner. She graduated from Jerseyville High School in 1946 and went to Illinois College for two years majoring in English. On June 19, 1949 she married Leland Walls, who became a United Methodist minister and pastored in the Central Illinois area for forty years. Ruth Walls was an active member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. A memorial service and celebration of Ruth's life will be held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church on January 17th at 11:30 AM, with visitation one hour prior at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305.

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(2a) Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris's other daughter Anna Norris was born 10-8-1901 in Jersey County, IL. She died in a tragic automobile accident 10-14-1922 at age 18. She was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris's daughter Anna Norris's obituary - Miss Anna Norris, 18 years of age, was instantly killed at eight-thirty o'clock Saturday evening in Jerseyville when an automobile in which she was riding collided with a horse and spring wagon driven by James Waters and Harvey Munde. The two young men are not residents of Jerseyville, but have been employed by Richard Voorhees, a farmer in Jersey County. Miss Norris was riding with her fiance, Russell Campbell, and was on her way to Whitehall where she and Campbell were to have been married Sunday afternoon. They were going to the home of Campbell's cousin, where the marriage ceremony was to have been performed.

A heavy misty rain was falling that evening and Campbell's vision through the windshield was blurred so that he could not see the approaching horse and rig. The ordinances of the city of Jerseyville do not compel the owner of a rig to have lights, and it was impossible for Campbell to see the wagon. The horse was picked up by the front of Campbell's automobile and thrown on top of the car, the weight of the animal crushing the windshield, which caused the fracture of Miss Norris' skull just above the nose.

Campbell escaped with only minor injuries, but he was rendered unconscious for several minutes. After regaining consciousness Campbell picked the girl up in his arms and carried her into the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Voorhees, where medical aid was summoned, but to no avail. The occupants of the wagon were thrown from the right, but neither was injured. The horse was severely cut and bruised and three shoes were torn from its feet. Campbell was taken from the scene of the accident to the home of his aunt in Jerseyville where he is said to be in a critical nervous condition.

The coroner's inquest was conducted by Dr. B. M. Brewster of Fieldon, Sunday morning and the jury returned a verdict of death caused by a fractured skull. Miss Norris was the daughter of Mrs. Henry Shults, of Jerseyville, and she made her home with her mother and stepfather in the northeast part of the city. The engagement of Miss Norris and Campbell was known by her family and friends, but her immediate family was not aware of the fact that the girl had left home that evening for Whitehall, where she was to have been married the following day.

Miss Norris was an employee of the International Shoe Company in Jerseyville and just a few ours preceding her death she had completed payment on furniture for her new home. She is survived by a sister, Miss Christine Norris, her mother, step-father and a half brother.

Campbell and four Companions, Anthony Vahle, Edward Krueger, Leslie Bridges and Leo Tuchy, all of Jerseyville, have spent the summer in North Dakota in the harvest fields and Campbell and Vahle returned to Jerseyville only a few days before the accident. Campbell was 21 years of age and was the son of the late Charles Campbell, a prominent farmer of English township, Jersey County. The death of Miss Norris is the third in the Shults family within less than six months. In April, Mr. and Mrs. Shults lost twin daughters, nine months of age. Their deaths were due to pneumonia.

The funeral of Miss Norris will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Baptist church of which she was a member. Rev. Joseph Jenkins will officiate and the interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery beside the Shults twins, half sisters of the deceased. The automobile accident Saturday night is the first in Jersey County that has resulted in a fatality, a record that probable surpasses every other county in the state of Illinois.

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After her first husband Asa Norris's death Catherine married Henry Albert Shults who was born 2-4-1869, and died 12-31-1954.

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(1a) Henry Albert and Catherine (Wiesner) Norris Shults's son William Henry Shults was born 9-14-1914. He married Ethel M. Boomer. William Henry Shults died 11-6-1974. His wife remarried to Walter E. McGowen. His wife Ethel M. (Boomer) Shults McGowen, 82, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Jersey County to Roy and Delia Ione (Gettings) Boomer. She married William Henry Shults Oct. 10, 1935, in Jerseyville. He died November 6, 1974. She married Walter E. McGowen Oct. 20, 1978, in Jerseyville. William and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults had 2 daughters-Patricia Louise Shults, and Shirley Shults.

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William Henry Shults's wife Ethel M. (Boomer) Shults McGowen's obituary - Ethel M. (Boomer) McGowen, 82, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Jersey County to Roy and Delia Ione (Gettings) Boomer. She married William Henry Shults Oct. 10, 1935, in Jerseyville. He died in November 1974. She married Walter E. McGowen Oct. 20, 1978, in Jerseyville. He survives. A homemaker, she was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter and her husband, Pat and Jim Rench of Jerseyville; three stepsons and their wives, Gene and Becky McGowen of Brighton, Mike McGowen and Tim and Tonya McGowen, all of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and four sisters and their husbands, Violet and Wilbert Fraley, Inez and Joe French, Naomi and Charles Webster, all of Jerseyville, and Eva McIntire of Rosewood Heights. Besides her parents and first husband, preceding her in death was a daughter, Shirley Schnieder. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services took place at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Wilbur Cain officiated. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Charity Christian Church Building Fund, Alzheimer's Disease Research or Peace United Church of Christ.

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Ethel M. (Boomer) Shults McGowen's husband Walter E. McGowen's mother Pearl M. (Russell) McGowen Gowling's obituary - Pearl M. Gowling, 87, of Jerseyville died April 16 at Greenwood Manor nursing home. She was born December 27, 1895 in Kansas, daughter of Reuben & Martha (Hand) Russell. Her husband, Lyman Gowling, died November 21, 1977 and she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ed McGowen who died January 8, 1962. Surviving are 2 sons, Walter E. McGowen and Lawrence McGowen of Hardin; 3 daughters, Gladys Ames of Peoria, Opal Priest and Dorothy Timpe of Jerseyville; 9 grandchildren; 15 g-grandchildren; 3 g-g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral service was from Gospel Assembly church April 19 with Rev Clyde Shaw officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(1aa) William and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults's daughter Patricia Louise (Shults) Rench's obituary - Patricia Louise (Shults) Rench, 60, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Jersey Community Hospital after a four-year fight with ovarian cancer. She was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Jerseyville to William H. Shults and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults McGowen. A 1960 graduate of Jersey Community High School, she began working at Rudolph's Department Store in Jerseyville, where she and her future husband both worked. After her marriage, she elected to stay home and care for her family. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader, reading a book a day, and especially enjoyed decorating, a hobby that was enhanced by assisting her daughter at the Red Rooster in Jerseyville.

She married James K. Rench Dec. 28, 1963, in Waterloo and they have shared and enjoyed 39 years of marriage. In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter, Penny Rench of Jerseyville; a nephew and his wife, Robert and Bev Schneider of Jerseyville; and her mother-in-law, Lois Rench of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Shirley Schneider. Her burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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Patricia Louise (Shults) Rench's husband James K. Rench's father Earl "Barney" Rench's obituary - Died 09-07-1982. Earl "Barney" Rench, 58, of Hillsboro, formerly of Jerseyville died unexpectedly at 1:40 pm August 7 at the Hillsboro area hospital. Rench, who lived in Jerseyville from 1954-1975 was born January 6, 1924, south of Greenville, the son of Clifford & Myrtle (Hill) Rench. He married Lois M. (brown) Rench, April 20, 1949 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was a truck driver for the North Shore Central truck lines of Litchfield. Rench was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Hillsboro and a member of Teamsters Local 525, Alton. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in Italy. He is survived by his wife Lois, 3 sons, James of Jerseyville, Kevin and Mark of Hilsboro; 1 daughter Mrs. Sharon Young of Pana; 1 sister Iola Thacker of Greenville and 2 grandchildren, Penny Rench of Jerseyville - incomplete.

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(2aa) William and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults's daughter Shirley Mae Shults was born 05 Apr 1938 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died 18 Jun 1978 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. She married Robert Eugene Schneider, son of Frank Schneider and Ida Virginia Neely. He was born 08 Feb 1931 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, and died 28 Jan 1968 in Hazelwood, Saint Louis County, Missouri. He married Shirley Mae Shults on 10 Oct 1955 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He was a Corporal in Company B for 434 Engineers in Korean War. Robert Eugene Schneider and Shirley Mae Shults had 3 children-Richard E. Schneider, married 1st Kimberly Ann Looper, and they had 2 daughters, Brandy Sue Schneider born Oct. 1980, died Jan. 20, 1981, and Tonya Jean Schneider, and then Richard E. schneider married 2nd Suzanne (maiden name not known) and they had a son Adam Schneider; Robert Schneider married Beverly Jean weller, and they had 2 children, Ryan William Schneider and Sarah Elizabeth Schneider; and Lisa Renee Scheider married Gregory Dee kramer and they had a daughter Heather Leigh Kramer.

Shirley Mae Shults's husband Robert Eugene Schneider's father Frank Schneider was born 19 Jul 1890 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, and died 30 Jan 1977 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. He married Ida Virginia Neely on 26 Feb 1910 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, daughter of John W. Neely and Mary Jane Elizabeth Hirst. He was buried Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Frank Schneider and Ida Virginia were married 26 Feb 1910, in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Children of Frank Schneider and Ida Virginia Neely were-Frank William Schneider, born 27 Apr 1911, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 03 Jul 1993, Alton, Madison County, Illinois; Mildred Virginia Schneider, born 14 Nov 1913, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 08 Aug 1990, Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri; Wilburt Harold Schneider; Marcella Mae Schneider; Paul Sylvester Schneider, Sr., born 02 Mar 1925, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 15 Oct 2003, Alton, Madison County, Illinois at home; Patsy Ruth Ann Schneider, born 17 Feb 1929, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 15 Dec 1999, Alton, Madison County, Illinois; Robert Eugene Schneider, born 08 Feb 1931, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 28 Jan 1968, Hazelwood, Saint Louis County, Missouri.

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Catherine and Henry Albert Shults also had twin daughters who died in infancy, Marie Florence Shults and Maurita Fay Shults both born 7-20-1921 and both died at 9 months of age on the same day of pneumonia 4-23-1922. Henry Albert Shults and Catherine (Weisner) Norris Shults and their twin daughters and son and Catherine's daughters from her first marriage to Asa Norris are all buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

(11) My grandfather Charles Kraushaar's half sister Lena Weisner was born in 1883 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died in 1943 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of William and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar Weisner. She married George Devening 2-10-1903. He was the son of Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening. He was born 8-23-1880, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 1-10-1936 in Jersey County, IL. George and Lena (Weisner) Devening had a son Pearl Devening, born 9-30-1906 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL and died 6-6-1968 on his farm near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He married Agnes Bernice Goshorn born 5-4-1908 in Bluffdale, IL, died 6-25-1974 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was the daughter of Nicholas and Gertrude (Combes) Goshorn. Pearl and Agnes (Goshorn) Devening had 3 children-Charles J. Devening of Tacoma, Wash, Lena Devening who married Henry Goeman of Fieldon, IL, and Joan Devening married Terry Irvin of Centralia, IL.

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(1a) George and Lena (Weisner) Devening's son Pearl Devening's obituary - Pearl Devening, 61 years, 8 months, 6 days, a farmer of the Fieldon area, was found dead at his home by a neighbor on June 6, 1968. Mr Devening's wife is a patient at Green Lawn Nursing Home in Jerseyville and he had been living alone. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Leonard Todd, former pastor of Christ United Church of Christ in Fieldon, officiated and burial was in Gunterman cemetery in Richwood Township. Mr Devening was a son of the late George & Lena (Weisner) Devening, and was born in Jersey County September 30, 1906. Surviving are his wife, 1 son, sgt Charles J. Devening of Fayetteville, NC; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Goeman of Fieldon and Mrs. Paul W. Long, of Route 4, Jerseyville, and 10 grandchildren.

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Pearl Devening's wife Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's obituary - Agnes Bernice Devening, 66, of Fieldon died June 22, 1974 at St. John's Mercy Hospital. Born May 4, 1908 in Bluffdale she was the daughter of Nicholas & Gertrude (Combes) Goshorn. Her husband Pearl Devening died in 1968. Visitation and funeral were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Leonard Todd officiated. Burial was in Gunterman cemetery. Survivors are 1 son, Charles Devening of Tacoma, Washington; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry (Lena) Goeman of Fieldon and Mrs. Terry (Joan) Irvin of Centralia; 12 grandchilddren; 8 g-grandchildren and 1 brother William Goshorn of Summerville, SC. Her parents, husband, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death.

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(1aa) Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Lena G. Devening was born in Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL in May 1925, and died June 7, 1999 in Jersey County, IL. She married Henry Goeman. He was born March 7, 1917, in English Township, the son of Henry and Dora (Hetzel) Goeman. He married the former Lena G. Devening on Oct. 13, 1940, in Elsberry, Mo. They shared nearly 59 years together before her death on June 7, 1999. He died Sept. 25, 2006 in Jersey County, IL. His burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Henry and Lena G. (Devening) Goeman had 2 daughters-Phyllis J. Goeman and Bernice Goeman.

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Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Lena G. (Devening) Goeman's obituary - Lena Goeman, FIELDON - Lena G. Goeman, 74, died Monday June 7, 1999 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Born in Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL in May 1925, she was a daughter of the late Pearl and Agnes Goshorn Devening. She was a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ. She and her husband were engaged in farming for many years. She married Henry E. Goeman on Oct 13, 1940 in Elsberry, Mo. He survives. In addition to her husband surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and George Frazer and Bernice and Ronald Guilander all of Jerseyville; two grandchildren Rhonda and her husband Kerry Hall of Kane and Jeff Guilander of Jerseyville; a great granddaughter Kourtnee Ann Hall and a brother and sister-in-law Charles J. and Lola Devening of Tenino, Wash. She was preceded in death by a sister Joan Long Irvin. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. She will be laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ or Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

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Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Lena G. (Devening) Goeman's husband Henry Goeman's obituary - Henry Goeman, 89, died unexpectedly at 7:41 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1917, in English Township, the son of Henry and Dora (Hetzel) Goeman. He married the former Lena G. Devening on Oct. 13, 1940, in Elsberry, Mo. They shared nearly 59 years together before her death on June 7, 1999. He was raised on the same farm he currently resided on and farmed his entire life, as well as operated Goeman Trucking. Agriculture was important to him, as he was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau, Jersey County Fair Board for many years, serving as the tractor pull supervisor for 25 years, and an original organizer of the former Fieldon Booster Club.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis Frazer and Bernice and Ronald Guilander, all of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Rhonda and Kerry Hall of Kane, Jeff and Donna Guilander of Jerseyville; five great-grandchildren, Kourtnee, Kurt and Khloee Hall, and Ronnie and Christopher Guilander. In addition to his wife, his parents; a son-in-law, George Frazer; and a sister, Catherine Briggs, preceded him in death. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where he was a longtime member, or the Jersey County Health Department.

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(1aaa) Henry and Lena G. (Devening) Goeman's daughter Phyllis J. (Goeman) Frazer's husband George E. Frazer's obituary - George E. Frazer, JERSEYVILLE - George E. Frazer, 71, died at 11:23 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 1999, at St. Clare's Hospital in Alton. Born June 18, 1928, in otter Creek Township, Jersey County, he was a son of the late George F. and Lena (Cope) Frazer. The World War II U.S. Army veteran was employed with Illinois Bell Telephone in Alton, where he worked for 18 years as an automotive technician, retiring in 1988. In addition to being a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, he was a very diverse handyman who enjoyed his woodworking, where he restored and refinished antique furniture. As a lover of nature, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and was a dedicated hunter and finder of mushrooms. He was a member of Moose Lodge 695 and a member for more than 50 years of the American Legion Post 492, both of Jerseyville. He and the former Phyllis J. Goeman were married Sept 7, 1979, in Jerseyville. She survives. In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Georgia and John Acord of Alton and Judy Beatty of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Jared, Brandon and, Kristy Beatty and Sara and John Garth Acord; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth V. "Sis" Richey and Marcella "Mickey' and Eugene Steinkuehler, all of Jerseyville. A brother-in-law, Vince Richey, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m., until services at 11 a.m. Monday; all at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Pastor Kurt Simon will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528 conducting full military services. Memorials may be made to the Jersey County Health Department.

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(2aaa) Henry and Lena G. (Devening) Goeman's daughter Bernice Goeman married Ronald Guilander, and they had 2 children-Jeff Guilander and Rhonda Ann (Guilander) Hall.

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(1aaaa) Ronald and Bernice (Goeman) Guilander's daughter Rhonda Ann (Guilander) Hall's obituary - KANE — Rhonda Ann (Guilander) Hall, 48, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on Nov. 20, 1968, and was one of two children born to Ronald and Bernice (Goeman) Guilander. Rhonda was blessed with loving parents, and enjoyed living the country life, from being raised on the family farm and in time, choosing to raise her family on the farm as well. She began collecting dolls from an early age, and enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was fishing, mushrooming, biking, 4-wheeling, working on "show" cattle, or handling any duty necessary around the farm. Her indoor joys included reading, jigsaw puzzles, and cake decorating. She thoroughly enjoyed having family gatherings, and needed no excuse to have friends and family together, and those gatherings were enhanced by Rhonda's unique cakes, decorating and entertaining skills. She graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1986, and earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. From an early age, Rhonda declared her desire to be like her Mother and become a teacher, so, after obtaining her degree, she pursued her dream and accepeted a position teaching kindergarten at Grafton Elementary in 1990, and remained through the end of the school year during the Flood of 1993. The following fall, she transfered to East Elementary in Jerseyville, and then in 2005 to West Elementary where she taught first grade. For over 26 years, Rhonda was an outstanding educator with Jersey Community Unit School District #100, and took great pride in her love and dedication to her students. Most importantly, Rhonda was a loving farm wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, homemake, and a "mother of kids from other mothers," and truly was a friend to all. A faithful Christian woman, she was a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where she attended regularly and presented awesome "Children's Moments" during Sunday services, as well as serving as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School instructor, and even found time to serve on numerous committees. On June 23, 1990, at the Peace United Church of Christ, Rhonda married the love of her life, Kerry Hall. The newlyweds would soon move into the house on one of the Gulander farms where Rhonda had grown up in rural Kane. Their entire 27 years of married life was spent in that home, where they raised and loved and cherished their three gifts from God. Their home was filled with love and happiness, and could be counted on at Christmas time to be decked out with an amazing array of lights, celebrating the birth of Christ, and beaming with Christmas cheer. Rhonda's goal in life was to raise a family and provide a loving and happy home, and she succeeded far beyond her imagination. Surviving are her parents, Ronald and Bernice Guilander of Jerseyville; her loving husband and best friend, Kerry Hall of Kane; three children, Kourtnee Hall, Kurt Hall, and Khloee Hall, all of Kane; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Donna Guilander, and their children, Ronnie, Christopher and Ethan; an aunt, Phyllis Frazer of Jerseyville; an aunt and uncle, Warren and Carol Brown of Jerseyville; cousins and their spouses, Brad and Jill Brown and Greg and Angie Brown, all of Jerseyville; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Bette Hall of Carrollton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kelli and Steve LeBlanc of Jerseyville, Kristi and Floyd Greene of Kane, and Kerri and Jim Ontis of Fieldon; along with numerous cousins, and multitudes of friends, including "sons and daughters of other mothers" sports team members, their families, coaches and very special friends, John, Jill and Nate Goldacker of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Orville Jr.and Roberta Guilander and Henry and Lena Goeman. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. Thursday, July 6, until time of funeral services at 10 a.m. at the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, with her uncle, Rev. Warren Brown officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be give to either the Panther Athletic Club or to the Fieldon United Church of Christ. Even in her death, Rhonda's loving and giving spirit provided life to four families who are now celebrating life due to her generosity as an organ donor.

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(2aa) Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Joan Devening was born June 11, 1933 in Jersey County, IL, and died in Nov. 1974 in Centralia, IL. Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Joan Devening married 1st Paul Willis Long, a son of Spencer V. & Minnie (Blackorby) Long. He was born in Calhoun County on March 12, 1927, and died August 18, 2012 at the Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville, IL. His burial was in the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg, IL. Joan married 2nd to Terry Irvin. Joan and her 1st husband Paul Willis Long had 5 children-Wanda Long, Rita Long, Donna Long, Robert Long, and Paula June Long.

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Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Joan (Devening) Long Irvin's 1st husband Paul Willis Long's obituary - Paul Willis Long, 85, died at 2:37 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville. Paul was born in Calhoun County on March 12, 1927, and was the son of the late Spencer V. & Minnie (Blackorby) Long. A graduate of Hardin High School, Paul served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he became engaged in farming on the Helen Beach Farm and later was a self employed carpenter working until 2000 where he suffered a stroke. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and was former member and deacon at the Bethany Baptist Church in Jerseyville. He is survived by his five children & their spouses, Wanda & James Vahle of Jerseyville, Donna & Robert Daniels of Jerseyville, Robert & Kelly Long of Jerseyville, Rita Miller and her companion, Richard Daniels of Jerseyville, and Paula & Steven Howard of Chatham; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Fugate of Dow, Joyce Bland of Kampsville, Lois Charlton of Mozier; three brothers, Spencer Long of Jerseyville, Herbert Long of Winchester and Howard Wayne Long of Hardin. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Edward Long, and a sister, Bernita H. Dunham. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at noon on Tuesday. Rev. Chuck Keene will officiate. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

There are some related Kraushaar family members I have been unable to identify. I'm sure they are related to my mother, but I haven't been able to find the information to establish how they are related. I have listed their names below and what information I have about them.

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Lesnic Franklin Kraushaar born in 1894 in Jersey County, IL.

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Jane Kraushaar married Oscar Skates 11-5-1923 Jersey County, IL.

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Ruth Kraushaar married Charles C. Harmon 5-28-1928 in Jersey County, IL.

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Onice E. Kraushaar born in 1900, died in 1966, buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Betty J. Kraushaar died 4-13-1993. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL.

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Elma Kraushaar married Estel Myers 10-27-1959 in Jersey County, IL.

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Bonita Kraushaar graduated in 1949 from Jerseyville High School in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL.

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