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Bernard F. Freand

Bernard F. Freand was born 8-5-1857 in Saxony, Germany, and died 5-31-1930 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. Naturalization Records from Jersey County, IL shows a Bernhardt Freund became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1880. He married Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's daughter Rosina (Rosa) C. Kraushaar. She was born 6-17-1860 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 6-11-1928 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Bernard (Barney) F. Freand 11-19-1879 in Jersey County, IL (sometimes the Freand name may also be spelled Freund or Friend). Both Bernard Freand and his wife Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand are buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township, Jersey County, IL. Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand 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.

(1) 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 is buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Andrew "Judd" Foster 11-7-1906 and they lived in Jerseyville, IL. He died 3-10-1966. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Wilhelmena "Mena" (Freand) Foster's obituary - Mrs. Mina Foster, died 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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Andrew and Wilhelmena (Freand) Foster had 4 children-Trulbia Foster, Helen B. Foster, Truman A. Foster, and Henry L. Foster.

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(1a) Andrew and Wilhelmena (Freand) Foster's daughter Trulbia Foster (deceased) married a man who's last name was White.

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(2a) Andrew and Wilhelmena (Freand) Foster's daughter Helen B. Foster was born 7-10-1925 in Jersey County, IL, and she died 10-9-1978 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Hugh Pritchard 2-18-1956. They had 2 children-Joyce Pritchard and Carol Pritchard.

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Helen B. (Foster) Pritchard's obituary - Mrs. Helen B. Pritchard, died 9 October 1978: Mrs. Helen B. Pritchard, 53, of 311 E. Pearl St, Jerseyville was pronounced dead on arrival at Jersey Community Hospital at 9 am 8 October after suffering an apparent heart attack. She was born in Jersey County 10 July 1925, a daughter of Jud and Mena (Freand) Foster. She had been a bookkeeper at C & W Equipment Co. Mrs. Pritchard was a member of the First Baptist church, Ruby Rebekah Lodge and the Madrigal Singers.

Her survivors are her husband, Hugh Pritchard whom she married 18 February 1956; two daughters, Joyce and Carol Pritchard, both college students; and one brother, Truman Foster of Jerseyville. Her parents, one brother and a sister preceded her in death. Visitation after 4 pm 10 October at Gubser Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the First Baptist church at noon Wednesday where visitation will continue until time of services at 2 pm. The Rev. Orrin Anderson of the Alton First Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The family has designated the Adult Choir of the First Baptist church as a memorial.

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(3a) Andrew and Wilhelmena (Freand) Foster's son Truman Foster was born 5-8-1908 in Jersey County, IL. He died 1-22-2001 at his home in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Blanche D. Dierking 6-27-1931 in Alton, IL. She died 7-3-1988 in Jerseyville, IL. She was born in Greene County, IL in 1911. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. They had 1 child, a daughter Joan (Foster) Dixon of Atlanta, GA, and 2 grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Dixon and Craig Dixon of Atlanta, GA.

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Truman A. Foster's obituary - Truman A. Foster, 92, died at 4:46 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at his home. Born May 8, 1908, in Jersey County, he was a son of the late Andrew Jud and Mena (Freand) Foster. A U.S. Coast Guard World War II veteran, he owned and operated Foster Auto Sales and Repair for 54 years, retiring in 1984, and was a Studebaker and Nash car dealer from 1939 to 1959 in Jerseyville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, I.O.O.F. No. 53 and American Legion Post No. 492, all in Jerseyville and was a Boy Scouts of America scoutmaster in 1948, the American Red Cross director from 1942 to 1960 and World War II commander of civilian defense. He married the former Blanche Dierking June 27, 1931, in Alton. She died July 3, 1988.

Surviving are a daughter, Joan Foster Dixon of Atlanta, and two grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Dixon and Craig Andrew Dixon, both of Atlanta. He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry L. Foster, and two sisters, Trulbia White and Helen Pritchard. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday.The Rev. Ed Haun will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville.

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Truman A. Foster's wife Blanche D. (Dierking) Foster's obituary - Blanche D. Foster, 77, died July 3, 1988, at her residence. She was born in Greene County, daughter of the late Oliver & Pearl (Johnson) Dierking. She married Truman Foster June 27, 1931, in Alton and he survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Joan Dixon, Atlanta, GA; 2 grandchildren and 1 sister, Pauline Fry of Jerseyville. 1 brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Visitation and services were held from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. John Wilson conducted services and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.

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(4a) Andrew and Wilhelmena (Freand) Foster's other son Henry Leo Foster died in infancy. He was born 1-7-1917, and died 3 19-1917. He is buried a Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

(2) 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 1st Caroline Agnes "Lena" Wieneke Nolte 6-25-1908, and they had these children-Walter C. Freand, Otto Fred "Bud" Freand, and Matilda Freand. John M. Freand married 2nd Theresa T. Timpe born 10-16-1903, died 4-11-1948, the daughter of William and Laura (Giel) Timpe. John M. and Theresa T. (Timpe) Freand had these children-Ray H. Freand, Edward W. Freand, Carl L. Freand, Imogene M. Freand, Leroy Henry Freand, Mildred M. Freand, and John Freand Jr.

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John M. Freand's 1st wife Caroline Agnes (Freand) "Lena" Wieneke Nolte was born Nov. 7, 1886 in Rosedale, Jersey County, Illinois, and died Nov. 6, 1938 in Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Frederic "Fred" Wieneke (1850-1930) and Johannah C. "Anna" Quitt (1859-1927). "Lena" married 1st John Freand, a dredge boat engineer, about 1908. They were the parents of 3 children, but later divorced. Children from her first marriage to John M. Freand were-Walter Charles Freand (1909-1971), Matilda Marie "Tillie" Freand Willenburg, and Otto Fred "Bud" Freand (1912-1998). Lena's second husband was August Nolte (1873-1959). They married before 1920. They had no children. Lena died the day before her 52nd birthday. She was survived by her second husband, August, who passed away in 1959. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on the afternoon of 09 Nov 1938 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Brussels. Her burial was at Saint Matthew's Cemetery, Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois. Lena's Siblings were-Mary E. Wieneke Whirl (1880-1961), Charles H. Wieneke (1884-1959), Caroline Agnes (Freand) Wieneke Nolte (1886-1938), Fred J. Wieneke (1889-1953), Emma C. Wieneke Fraley (1894-1985), Matilda Josephine Wieneke Fraley (1898-1988).

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John M. Freand's 1st wife Caroline Agnes (Freand) "Lena" Wieneke Nolte's obituary - Mrs. Caroline Nolte, 51, a resident of Brussels, Calhoun county, died at her home there Sunday morning at 10 o'clock following an illness of several weeks. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Anna Quitt Wieneke and was born in Rosedale township, Jersey county. She is survived by her husband, August Nolte, one daughter, Matilda Wellenburg of Golden Eagle; two sons, Walter Freand of Golden Eagle, and Otto Freand of Brussels; two brothers, Charles Wieneke of Jersey county and Frederick Wieneke of Roxana, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Whirl and Mrs. Emma Fraley of Fieldon, and Mrs. Matilda Fraley of East Alton. Funeral services will be held at St. Mathew's Lutheran Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Eugene Smith, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mathew's cemetery.

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Caroline Agnes (Freand) "Lena" Wieneke Nolte's 2nd husband August Frederick Nolte was born Jan. 31, 1873 in Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died May 27, 1959 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He was the son of Karl F. "Charles" Nolte (1836-1910) and Johannah "Hannah" Brinkmann (1849-1915). August was born near Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois. He was a farmer and life-long resident of the area. August married Anna Catherine Louise (Nolte) Nolle Pell (1880-1928), Annie Nolle on 03 Nov 1898 in Calhoun County, Illinois. They were divorced before 1910. Children from first marriage: None. August then married Caroline Agnes "Lena" Wieneke before 1920. She was the mother of 3 children--Walter, Tillie and Bud--from her first marriage to John Freand. Lena died in 1938. Due to declining health in his later years, August was a patient at a nursing home for some time before he was taken to Jersey Community Hospital. At the time of his death there, August was 86 years, 3 months and 27 days old. He was survived by 1 brother, Henry Nolte; and 1 sister, Mollie Gose. Both of August's siblings resided in Golden Eagle. Visitation was held after 7 p.m. on 28 May 1959 at Joacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of 30 May 1959 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. August was buried next to his second wife, Lena. August was Step-father of: Walter Charles Freand, Matilda "Tillie" Freand Willenburg, and Otto Fred "Bud" Freand. August's siblings were-Amalia Johanna Nolte Gose (1869-1962), Caroline J. Nolte Kinder (1871-1942), August Frederick Nolte (1873-1959), Charles Henry Nolte (1874-1939), Anna Nolte (1875-1875), Henry John Nolte (1879-1963), and Johanna C. H. Nolte (1881-1881).

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(1a) John M. Freand and his 1st wife Caroline Agnes "Lena" (Wieneke) Freand's son Walter C. Freand's obituary - Walter C. Freand was born Oct. 30, 1909, Spankey, Jersey County, Illinois, and died Mar. 20, 1971, in Hillview, Greene County, Illinois. Walter was confirmed on 13 Apr. 1924 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois. Walter married Oleta Dorothy Meseke (1915-1997) on 06 Nov. 1935 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. They were the parents of 3 children, and Walter was a farmer. Over the years, they lived in the Illinois counties of Calhoun, Jersey and Greene. The Freands were members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton. Walter enjoyed playing the guitar and singing at family gatherings and reunions. After dealing with chronic heart disease for many years, Walter died suddenly from a heart attack at the age of 61. He was pronounced dead at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois. Survivors included his wife, Oleta; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Dale Erwin Freand of St. Charles, Missouri, (Living) Freand of Carrollton, Illinois, and Lonnie Lamont Freand, at home; and 1 brother, Bud Freand of Brussels, Illinois. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by 1 sister, Tillie Willenburg. Visitation was held at the Mehl Funeral Home in Carrollton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on the afternoon of 22 Mar 1971 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton. Walter's wife, Oleta, passed away in 1997 and was buried next to him at Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois.

Children of Walter Charles Freand and Oleta Dorothy (Meseke) Freand were-Dale Erwin Freand (1936-1997), (Living) Freand of Carrollton, Illinois, and Lonnie Lamont Freand (1949-1998).

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Walter C. Freand's wife Oleta Dorothy (Meseke) Freand's obituary - Oleta Dorothy Meseke Freand was born Jan. 6, 1915, at Golden Eagle, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Jun. 26, 1997 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Louis Meseke and Tillie Willenburg, Oleta was baptized on Valentine's Day 1915 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois. She and her 7 siblings were raised on the family farm in Golden Eagle, Illinois. Oleta married Walter Freand on 06 Nov. 1935 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. They were the parents of 3 children, and Walter was a farmer. Over the years, they lived in the Illinois counties of Calhoun, Jersey and Greene. The Freands were members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton. After Walter passed away in 1971, Oleta moved to a house in Carrollton. She suffered a severe stroke in 1991 and then lived at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home for several years. At the time of her death at the nursing home, Oleta was 82 years, 5 months and 20 days old. She was survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Dale Freand of Warrenton, Missouri, (Living) Freand of Carrollton, Illinois, and Lonnie Freand of White Hall, Illinois; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, George and Louie Meseke, both of St. Louis County, Missouri; and 1 sister, Freda Robeen of Hardin, Illinois. In addition to her husband, Oleta was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Bud Meseke who was killed in action during World War II, Henry Meseke and Oscar Meseke; and 1 sister, Bertha Arnold. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on 29 Jun 1997 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, Illinois. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. the following morning at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton. Oleta was buried next to her husband, Walter. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to the church.

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(1aa) Walter Charles Freand and Oleta Dorothy (Meseke) Freand's son Dale Erwin Freand's obituary - Dale Erwin Freand was born Nov. 9, 1936 in Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Oct. 16, 1997 in Lake Saint Louis, St. Charles County, Missouri. He was the oldest son of Walter Freand and Oleta Meseke, Dale married Bernice Dillon on 20 Feb 1965 in St. Charles, Missouri. She had 1 daughter from a previous marriage. Dale was a cement truck driver, and Bernice worked as an electrician at McDonnell Douglas Corporation (later taken over by Boeing) in St. Charles County. Dale battled cancer and heart disease for several years. At the time of his death, he was 60 years, 11 months and 7 days old. Dale was buried on 18 Oct 1997 and was survived by his wife, 2 younger brothers and a step-daughter. Also surviving were several aunts and uncles, as well as 8 cousins.

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(2aa) Walter Charles Freand and Oleta Dorothy (Meseke) Freand's son Lonnie Lamont Freand's obituary - Lonnie Lamont Freand was born Nov. 4, 1949 in Spankey, Jersey County, Illinois, and died Aug. 3, 1998 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was the youngest son of Walter Freand and Oleta Meseke, Lonnie married Linda J. Bequeaith on 10 Apr 1971 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois. They were the parents of 2 children. Lonnie was a MOPAR enthusiast. He enjoyed collecting and working on old cars with his son. A skilled musician who loved to play guitar and sing, Lonnie shared his musical talents with the residents at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton during volunteer visits several times a month. Lonnie worked at Tenneco, a plastic manufacturer, for more than 27 years. He was involved in the Plant Emergency Organization and the Fire Brigade. Lonnie suffered a heart attack at work and was rushed to Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois where he died at the age of 48 years, 8 months and 30 days. He was survived by his wife, 2 children and 1 brother. Also surviving were several aunts and uncles, as well as 8 cousins.

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(2a) John M. Freand and his 1st wife Caroline Agnes "Lena" (Wieneke) Freand's son Otto Fred "Bud" Freand's obituary - Otto Fred "Bud" Freand, 85, died Saturday April 25, 1998 at Jerseyville Manor. A retired farmer, he was a member of St Matthews Lutheran Church of Brussels and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Batchtown. Born December 28, 1912 in Rosedale, he was a son of the late John and Caroline Wieneke Freand. He married the former Velma M. Zimmerman on Aug. 3, 1937 in St. Louis. She died May 12, 1991.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Mary Freand of Jerseyville; three daughters and two son-in-laws, Gloria and William Ohlendorf of Jerseyville, Sonja and Alan Helm of Holts Summit, MO, and Troby Freand of Chesterfield; two grandsons Mark Ohlendorf of Brussels and Clay and his wife Rita Ohlendorf of Golden Eagle; two great grandchildren Ashley and Mitchell Ohlendorf; and a great great grandson John Ohlendorf. A brother Walter Freand and a sister Matilda preceded him in death. Visitation and services will be private. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church. Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home of Brussels is in charge of arrangements.

2nd obituary for Otto Fred "Bud" Freand - Otto Fred "Bud" Freand was born Dec. 28, 1912 in Rosedale, Jersey County, Illinois, and died Apr. 25, 1998 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He was the son of John Freand and Caroline Wieneke, Bud married Velma M. "Toots" Zimmerman on 03 Aug 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a farmer, and they were the parents of 4 children. Bud was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Brussels and former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Batchtown. Bud suffered from declining health for some time during his later years. He eventually had to have a leg amputated and became a patient at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Bud died at the nursing home at the age of 85 years, 3 months and 28 days. He was survived by 1 son, Troy, and daughter-in-law; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law; 2 grandsons; 2 great-grandchildren; and 1 step-great-grandson. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Toots; 1 brother, Walter Freand; and 1 sister, Tillie. Visitation and funeral services were private. Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Brussels was in charge of arrangements. Bud was buried next to his wife, Toots, who passed away in 1991. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Batchtown.

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Otto Fred "Bud" Freand's wife Velma Marie "Toots" (Zimmerman) Freand's obituary - Velma Marie "Toots" Zimmerman Freand was born Aug. 13, 1918 in Golden Eagle, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died May 12, 1991 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Walter Zimmerman and Bertha Willenburg, "Toots" was baptized 12 Oct 1919 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois. Toots married Otto "Bud" Freand on 03 Aug 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a farmer, and they were the parents of 4 children. Toots was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Batchtown. She served as the treasurer for the Search Light Circle, also in Batchtown. At the time of her death at St. Anthony's Hospital, Toots was 72 years, 8 months and 29 days old. She was survived by her husband, Bud; 3 daughters; 1 son, Troy; 2 grandsons; 1 step-great-grandchild; and 2 brothers, Leo Zimmerman of St. Louis, Missouri, and Paul Zimmerman of Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to her parents, Toots was preceded in death by 1 brother, Leonard. No visitation was held and private funeral services were conducted at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Brussels. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to a charity of one's choice. Toots' husband, Bud, passed away in 1998 and was buried next to her.

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(1aa) Otto Fred "Bud" Freand's and Velma Marie "Toots" (Zimmerman) Freand's son Troy Lyle Freand's obituary - Troy Lyle Freand, 63, died at 5:20 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011 at his residence from complications from battling lung cancer. He had fought a good fight, and had tried very hard to beat the cancer, but the Lord decided he had done his best, and it was now time to rest. He was born on the family farm in Brussels on March 23, 1948, the only son of four children born to the late Otto "Bud" and Velma "Toots" (Zimmerman) Devine. He grew up in Brussels, and farming became a part of his life early on. He graduated from Brussels Community High School in 1967, where he was played the center position on the basketball team. After high school, he enrolled in a diesel engineering school in Nashville, Tn. A U.S. Army veteran, he volunteered to serve in Vietman during the war, and after his honorable discharge he returned to Calhoun County, and began farming once again alonside his father in the Brussels area. He was also a heavy equipment operator, and had worked for West Lake Quarry in Calhoun County, and for various construction firms in the St. Louis area. Troy loved farming, Ford's, working in his yard, cooking, hunting and fishing, and had a special place in his heart for his "adopted" neighboorhood black lab, "Sadie". On April 8, 1972 a thte St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brussels, he married the love of his life, the former Mary Devine, and together, the two have spent 39 wonderful years together. In addition to his wife, surviving are three sisters and two brothers in law, Gloria & William Ohlendorf of Jerseyville, Sonja & Alan Helm of Holts Summit, Mo., and Troby Freand of Jefferson City, Mo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Tuesday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes-Neeley Cemetery in Jerseyville, where the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military graveside rites. In recognition for his great love for animals, memorials may be given to the Riverbend Humane Society in Jerseyville.

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Troy Lyle Freand's wife Mary Margaret (Devine) Freand's obituary - JERSEYVILLE Mary Margaret Freand, 66, was called home to our Lord at 6:56 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton, after a courageous fight with ALS for the past year. Her brother, Gary, and his wife, Kimberly, and their two sons, were at her bedside at the time of her passing. Mary was born on Oct. 9, 1949, in Alton, and was the second child and daughter born to Hubert and Margaret (Held) Devine. She was raised in Brussels and worked alongside her parents, who operated the local "Devine Store," selling groceries to the families in the area. She graduated from Brussels Community High School in 1967, and the went on to graduate from the Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique in 1968 as a Registered Medical Technologist. Mary shared her knowledge and her compassionate skills as a Med Tech at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton for 44 years, prior to her retirement in October 2012. It was more than just a job to Mary, as she became friends with many co-workers and patients through the years, as evidenced by the many visitors she had come through during her final illness. On April 8, 1972, she married the love of her life and fellow "Raider" classmate, Troy L. Freand, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brussels, and shared 39 wonderful, blissful years together before his death on May 7, 2011. Most of their married life was spent in Brussels, until choosing to move to Jerseyville in 1992. She was currently a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and was a member of the local Dominoes Club. She enjoyed traveling with her friends, as well as her brother and his family. Due to her illness, they had to cancel a trip that was planned to tour Iceland. A fun loving spirited woman, she was adored and loved by anyone who came into contact with her. She faced her final illness with courage and laughter and continued to be a constant joy to be around. Mary is survived by her beloved brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Kimberly Devine of Fieldon, along with their two sons and special nephews, Mitchell Devine of Fieldon and Travis Devine and his wife, Ashley of Jerseyville, and their two sons, Cleighton and Kaleb. They brought her many hours of joy and laughter and were told many times by Mary that they were the "light of her life." She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Rick Snyders of Batchtown; a brother-in-law, John Sherman of Alton; a special cousin, Marilyn Waters of the state of Oregon; along with numerous nieces and nephews, and some very special friends, Carolyn Hawkins, Janis Stephenson, Susie Mensman and Alice Harris. She also leaves behind three sisters-in-law, Sonja, Gloria and Troby. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and husband, along with her oldest sister, Janice Sherman. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct.6 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyvile, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will be alongside her beloved husband at the Grimes-Neeley Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Riverbend Area Humane Society of Jerseyville or to the Devine Family.

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John M. Freand's 2nd wife Theresa T. (Timpe) Freand's obituary - Mrs. John M. Freand, Jerseyville, Dies JERSEYVILLE, April 12, 1948 Mrs. Theresa Freand, 44, wife of John Freand, died Sunday at her home here. Funeral rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gubser funeral home and burial will be in Lax cemetery. The body is at the funeral home. Mrs. Freand was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Timpe. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Leroy, Edward and John of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Ray and Miss Mildred both of Jerseyville; three brothers, Lionel Timpe of White Hall, William Timpe of Jerseyville and Raymond Timpe of Hartford; a sister, Miss Gladys Timpe of St. Louis.

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(1a) John M. Freand and his 2nd wife Theresa T. (Timpe) Freand's son Leroy Henry Freand was born 31 May 1919, and died 26 Nov 1993. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was a Tech 4 US Army WWII Veteran. He married 1st Bernice A. Bridges 1-9-1947 in Jersey County, IL. He married 2nd Nancy Kramer.

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Leroy Henry Freand's obituary - Leroy Freand, 74, died Friday Nov. 26, 1993 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. An Army World War II Veteran, he was a prisoner of war in Germany and received a Purple Heart. He delivered feed for Jersey County Grain Company for almost 40 years, retiring June 1, 1987. Born in Grafton May 31, 1919, he was a son of the late John and Theresa Timpe Freand, Surviving are his wife, the former Nancy Kramer; a daughter, Imogene Madge of Crosby; and two brothers, Edward Freand of Arizona, and John Freand of Washington. A sister Mildred preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow. The Rev Ray Long of the United Methodist Church Grafton will officiate. Jerseyville American Post 492 will conduct graveside rites at Oak Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

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(2a) John M. Freand and his 2nd wife Theresa T. (Timpe) Freand's son John Freand jr. married Mary Lois (Newman) Griffin 2-7-1946. She was born in 1924, and died 1-5-1972. She was the daughter of Walter Newman and Mrs. Oscar Frazer. John Freand Jr and Mary Lois (Newman) Griffin Freand 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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John Freand Jr's wife Mary Lois (Newman) Freand's obituary - Mary Lois Freand, 48, wife of John Freand and former Jerseyville resident, died January 5, at a hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She had been ill for some time. Funeral services and burial were conducted January 7, at Green Acres Mortuary, Scottsdale, AZ. Surviving are her husband; 6 (7??) children, Mrs. Edward (Judy) Hall, Godfrey, Mrs. Victoria Cohill, Leweston, ID, Emery Grivvin and John Thomas Freand Jr., Oakhurst, OK, Eugene E. Freand, of Idaho and Lee Roy and Gregory Lynn Freand; 12 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. William T. Woolsey, Jerseyville and Mrs. Lena Ruth Alvarez, Joliet; 1 brother, William Earl Newman, Jerseyville; and her father Walter Newman, Jerseyville. Her mother, Mrs. Oscar Frazer, preceded her in death.

(3) 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. Her father Jacob Burch was born 5-12-1865, and died 11-6-1935. He was the son of George and Jane (Harvill) Burch. His wife Emeline Burch was born 1873 and died in 1956. They are both buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Henry Freand's wife Martha Mae (Burch) Freand's obituary - Martha Mae Freand, 94, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. She was born on April 1, 1911, on the family farm that she still resided on west of Kane. She was the last surviving child of the late Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch. She grew up in the country and for a short time worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville. An independent woman, she dedicated herself to the principles of hard work, good ethics and helping others. She found true happiness working with her hands, whether it was in the fields, her garden or knitting afghans for various family members.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Henry Freand; three brothers, Harry, Fred and Ross Burch; and two sisters, Faye McAdams and Ellen Freand. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Father William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Kane Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

(4) 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 are both buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Her father Jacob Burch was born 5-12-1865, and died 11-6-1935. He was the son of George and Jane (Harvill) Burch. His wife Emeline Burch was born 1873 and died in 1956. They are both buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand had these children-George L. Freand, Carl H. Freand, Nellie Freand, Ruby Freand, Stella Freand, and Frederick Freand.

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(1a) Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand's son George L. Freand married Barbara A. Pauley 1-2-1953 in Jersey County, IL. George L. Freand and Barbara (Pauley) Freand had these children-Linda D. Freand, Pamela A. Freand, Roger A. Freand, and Robert L. Freand.

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George L. Freand's wife Barbara (Pauley) Freand's obituary - Barbara Ann Freand, 73, died at 12:12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. A daughter of Joseph C. and Florence (Storey) Pauley, she was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Jerseyville. On Jan. 2, 1953, she and George L. Freand exchanged wedding vows at Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda D. and Jerry Kadell and Pamela A. and Kenny Pohlman, all of Jerseyville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger A. and Sherry Freand and Robert L. and Melissa Freand, all of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren, Cory Freand, Josh Freand, Jessica (Aaron) Hoffmann, Katie Freand, Kristie (Bryan) Hagen, Kimberly Kadell, Brian Pohlman, Christopher Pohlman, Garrett Freand, Kirsten Freand and Wyatt Freand; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Freand and Zachary Hoffmann. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, where she was a member, by the Rev. William H. Hembrow. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Jersey Community Hospital Dialysis Center or Holy Ghost Church.

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(1aa) George L. Freand and Barbara (Pauley) Freand's son Robert Freand's wife Melissa (Price) Freand's mother Jeanette M. (Bell) Price's obituary - Jeanette M. Price, 65, wife of Robert, died at 4:26 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, at her residence, after a battle with lung cancer. She was born in Jerseyville on Jan. 6, 1944, the daughter of the Henry H. and Tessie (Wayman) Bell. A 1962 graduate of Jersey Community High School, she married Robert H. Price on Sept. 17, 1964, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville. During their 45 years of marriage, Jeanette was a homemaker, who loved to bowl, participating in various leagues in Jerseyville throughout the years, and was a baseball fanatic, having strong ties to the Chicago Cubs, and the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears, splitting her support in football.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Price of Jerseyville; a son, Doug Price of Black Diamond, Wash.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Mark Berry of Ozark, Ark., and Melissa and Robert Freand of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Jay Price, Shane Price, Andrew Price, Kyle Flannigan, Garrett Freand, Kirsten Freand and Wyatt Freand; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Gracie and Anthony. She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Tessie and Paul Beiermann; her father and stepmother, Henry and Jeanie Bell; and a grandson, Eric Price on June 16, 2004. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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(2a) Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand's son Frederick Freand 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.

Frederick and Tracy (Scott) Freand had 4 children-Frederick Freand, Ronnie Freand, Michael Freand, and and Rosie (Freand) Woelfel all of Jerseyville, IL.

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Frederick Freand's wife Tracy (Scott) Freand's obituary - Tracy Freand, 64, died April 23, 1989, at Jersey Community hospital. Born in Fieldon, her parents were the late Jim & Elizabeth (Smith) Scott. Surviving are her husband, Fred Freand, whom she married March 10, 1945; 3 sons, Frederick fr, Ronnie and Michael Freand, all of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Rosie Woelfel, Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren; 5 brothers, John Scott, Fieldon and Herb, Jim, Charlie, and Steve Scott, Jerseyville; and 1 Sister, Rosie Denham, Jerseyville. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Doug Kalapp officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

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(1aa) Frederick and Tracy (Scott) Freand's son Michael Freand married Lisa Schwab and they had 2 daughters-Alyssa Danielle Freand and Breanne Nichole Freand. Lisa later married Chris Sutton. She was born June 11, 1964 in Jerseyville, IL, the daughter of William D. Schwab and Linda L. (Bernard) Schwab. Lisa died August 13, 2011, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Michael Freand's wife Lisa (Schwab) Freand Sutton's obituary - Lisa Freand-Sutton, Jerseyville | Saturday, August 13, 2011 - Lisa Freand-Sutton, age 47, died at 11:55 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2011, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born June 11, 1964 in Jerseyville, IL, the daughter of William D. Schwab and Linda L. (Barnard) Schwab of Jerseyville. She married Chris Sutton August 12, 2007, in Captiva Island, Florida. Lisa was an LPN, and was a Licensed Pharmacy Tech. Survivors: 2 daughters, Alyssa Danielle Freand of Jerseyville and Breanne Nichole Freand of Jerseyville; 4 step-sons, Justin Michael Sutton of Freeburg, Illinois, Joshua Robert Sutton of Delhi, Jacob Christopher Sutton of Jerseyville and Jesse Byron Sutton of Jerseyville; 1 grandchild, Cloud Sutton; Parents, William D. & Linda L. (Barnard) Schwab of Jerseyville; 3 sisters, Yvonne & Freddie Ferrara of Florida, Elinda Loellke of Elsah and Ellen Stemmler of Fieldon; Nieces and nephews, Jon William Devening, Natasha Cheek, Whitney Loellke, Devyn & Miranda Bland and Blake Stemmler; Great nephew and great nieces, Evan Cheek, Kayla Conrad and Abby Devening. She was preceded in death by: Sister, Teresa Lynn Devening; and grandparents, Stanley & Rosalie Barnard and John & Iola Dunn. Visitation will be 9 a.m. til 1 p.m. Saturday August 20, 2011 ar Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday August 20, 2011 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with burial at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the family in care of the Funeral Home.

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Michael Freand's wife Lisa (Schwab) Freand Sutton's mother Linda L. (Barnard) Schwab's obituary - JERSEYVILLE - Linda L. Schwab, 77, died at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Willow Rose in Jerseyville. Born December 5, 1938, in Hillview, Illinois, the daughter of Stanley and Rosalie (Staats) Barnard, both deceased. She married William Schwab on September 30, 1956, in Jerseyville. She retired as a Cook from West Pine Retirement Village in Jerseyville. Survivors include her husband, William Schwab of Jerseyville; children, Yvonne and Freddie Ferrara of Florida, Elinda Loellke of Elsah, Illinois, and Ellen and Mark Moerlien of Godfrey, Illinois; son-in-law, Chris Sutton of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Jon William and wife, Tammy Devening, Natasha Cheek, Whitney Loellke, Devyn and Miranda Bland, Blake Stemmler, Alyssa Danielle Freand, and Breanne Nicole Freand; several great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Smith of Vacaville, California; brother, Stanley Barnard of Haleiwi, Hawaii. Preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Teresa Lynn Devening and Lisa Freand-Sutton. Graveside service at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Fieldon Cemetery, with Rev. Steve Helfrich officiating. Memorials may be made to Jersey County Relay For Life . Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) Frederick and Tracy (Scott) Freand's son Frederick "Junior" Freand's obituary - Frederick "Junior" Freand, 70, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was the husband of Sandy, father of Heather, grandpa to 4; and brother to Rose Woelfel and Ronnie and Michael Freand. VIsitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at Crawford Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery all in Jerseyville.

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(3a) Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand's son Carl H. Freand's obituary - JERSEYVILLE Carl H. Freand, 79, died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. He was born January 20, 1937, in Kane, Illinois, son of Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand, both deceased. He married Janet Sue Nickels on September 29, 1962, in Jerseyville. She died February 1, 2007. He was self-employed at CJ Handmade Crafts and Gifts in Branson, Missouri. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Jerseyville. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his children, Carla Norris of Branson, Missouri, Karen Freand of Jerseyville, Illinois, Jeff and Susan Freand of Brighton, Illinois, and Leslie Freand of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Jacob Norris and companion Alicia May of Branson, Kyle and Ethan Freand of Brighton, brother, George Freand of Jerseyville, sisters, Stella Vancil of Jerseyville and Nellie Davenport of Jerseyville. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Illinois, where funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Military graveside rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492. Rev. Carl Hayes will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Southwestern High School Special Olympics. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Fred Freand, sisters, Ruby Bridges and Rosie Fitzgibbons. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Carl H. Freand's wife Janet (Nickels) Freand's obituary - Janet (Nickels) Freand, 63, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 11:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Skaggs Health Center in Branson. She was born Aug. 21, 1943, in Rosedale, Ill., to Leslie E. and Mary L. (Fryman) Nickels. She married Carl Freand on Sept. 29, 1962, in Jerseyville. He survives. A jewelry distributor in Branson, she retired in 2006. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary in Jerseyville and past member of the Otterville Baptist Church and State Street Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Susan Freand of Brighton and Leslie Freand of Hollister, Mo.; two daughters, Carla Norris and Karen Freand, both of Hollister; three grandsons, Jacob Norris and Kyle and Ethan Freand; her mother, Mary L. Nickels of Jerseyville; three sisters, Barbara Ontis of Jerseyville and Martha Hayes and Anita Nickels, both of Jacksonville, Ill.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Carla Nickels of Holiday Shores. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Leslie David Nickels. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Jon Lorch will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2001 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597.

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Carl H. Freand's wife Janet (Nickels) Freand's sister Martha Lucille (Nickels) Hayes's obituary - JERSEYVILLE Martha Lucille (Nickels) Hayes, 66, died at 6:48 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born December 30, 1949, in Carrollton, Illinois. She graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1967, and went on to graduate from Illinois School of Cosmetology. She worked at Stadium Theater, Bentons Beauty Salon, Jacque's Beauty Salon, Winners Salon of Beauty, was secretary and past president at Crime Stoppers, election judge, and past president of ABWA. She married John Edward Hayes Nov. 29, 1995, in Jacksonville. He died Dec. 27, 2003. Survivors include her mother, Mary L. (Fryman) Nickels of Jerseyville; sisters, Barbara Ontis of Jerseyville and Anita Nickels of Jerseyville; brother Gerald of Holiday Shores, Illinois; stepchildren: Mike and Laurie Hayes, Sheri Manker, Doug and Joan Hayes, and Cindy and Ayron Brooks; 13 stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; 12 nieces and nephews: Carla Norris, Karen Freand, Crystal and Jerry King, Robert and Linda Ontis, Patrick and Cathy Nickels, Dawn and Mark Ansell, Jeffery and Susan Freand, Melissa Ontis, Leslie Freand, Amanda and Paul Koch; five great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: father, Leslie E. Nickels; husband, John Edward Hayes; brother, Leslie David Nickels; sister, Janet Sue Freand and her husband, Carl; niece Vickie Ontis; great nephew, Jase Ontis; great-great niece: Bristol Lee. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Illinois, where funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016. Rev. David Brown will officiate. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials to the Special Olympics at Southwestern School. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Carl H. Freand's wife Janet (Nickels) Freand's sister Barbara Ann (Nickels) Ontis's obituary - JERSEYVILLE Barbara Ann Nickels-Ontis, 76, died at 1:10 a.m. Nov. 24, 2016, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis Barbara Ann was born Aug. 26, 1940, in Rosedale, Illinois, at home, on the old Thompson place, to her parents, Leslie E. and Mary (Fryman) Nickels. She married Phillip W. Ontis on May 17, 1964, in Great Falls, Montana; they later divorced. She worked her entire life as a certified nursing assistant, at several locations in several states, before her health forced her into early retirement, which left her time to do what she loved doing most helping to raise her grandson, Jaxon. She is survived by her son Robert E. (Linda) Ontis, of Jerseyville; daughter Melissa Ontis, of Jerseyville; grandson Jaxon Ontis; her mother Mary (Fryman ) Nickels; her sister Anita Nickels; and her brother Gerald Nickels. She was the adopted grandma to Patrick Pilger, Amanda Johnson and Brittany Chapman. She is preceded in death by her father, ex-husband and grandson Jace Ontis; sisters Janet Freand and Martha Hayes; and, brother David Hayes. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday Nov. 28 at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Illinois. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, also at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home, with Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorial gifts in honor of Barbara can be made to the family, in care of Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(4a) Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand's daughter Stella Freand was born in 1931. She married George Barkley Vancil 8-28-1948 at the Kane Baptist Church in Kane, IL. He was the son of Barkley and Julia (Herder) Vancil. He was born 8-22-1927 in Virden, Il. He died 11-8-2002 at his home in Kane, IL. He is buried at Kane Cemetery, Greene County, IL. He was a painter, and a WWII veteran. George and Stella (Freand) Vancil had 2 children-Bryant "Whitey" Vancil of Godfey, IL, and Barkley Louis Vancil (deceased), died 12-6-2000 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Kane Cemetery, Greene County, IL. He married Jane Collins 8-29-1981 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, IL. A son Thomas Barkley Vancil preceded him in death 12-28-1999.

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Stella (Freand) Vancil's husband George Barkley Vancil's obituary - KANE - George Barkley Vancil, 75, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Virden to Barkley and Julia (Herder) Vancil. After graduating from Kane High School, he entered the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Philippines during World War II. When he returned home, he married the former Stella Freand Aug. 28, 1948, at the Kane Baptist Church, and they shared the last 54 years together. He spent most of his adult life working in the construction trade, working for many years as a painter for Jim Murphy and spent several years working out of Laborers Local 646 in Jerseyville, where he was able to work for many area contractors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Bryant "Whitey" Vancil of Godfrey, and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Pruitt and Rosie Witt, both of Jerseyville, and Alice and Ronald Legate of Alton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Barkley Louis Vancil, on Dec. 4, 2000; a grandson, Thomas Barkley Vancil, on Dec. 28, 1999; and a brother, Gerald Vancil. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home (the Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel) in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528. Memorials may be made to the St. Anthony's Hospice or to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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Stella (Freand) Vancil's husband George Barkley Vancil's sister Julia Rose "Rosie" (Vancil) Witt's obituary - Julia Rose "Rosie" Witt, 84, died at 11:50 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Virden on June 10, 1929, one of five children born to the late Barkley and Julie (Herder) Vancil. Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Beiermann of Jerseyville; a son, Terry Witt of Jerseyville; a stepson, Richard Witt of Alton; a stepdaughter, Ramona Abbott of Orlando, Fla.; a son-in-law, Gary Beiermann of Jerseyvville, four grandchildren, Jason Beiermann of Dow, Emily Wunderlin, and her husband, AJ of Fayetteville, N.C.., Molly Witt and Lydia Witt,both of Jerseyville; a great-grandson, Rylan Wunderlin; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Pruitt of Jerseyville and Alice and Ronald Legate of Alton, and a sister- in-law, Stella Vancil of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Witt in June of 1983; and two brothers, Gerald Vancil and George Vancil. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with funeral services to begin at 4 p.m. Rev. Brent Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

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Stella (Freand) Vancil's husband George Barkley Vancil's sister Edna Marie "Mary" (Vancil) Pruitt's obituary - JERSEYVILLE Edna Marie "Mary" Pruitt, 90, died at 1:40 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2016 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Virden, Illinois, on April 30, 1925, and was one of five children born of the late Barkley and Julia Rose (Herder) Vancil. Mary was a hard worker throughout her life, and had worked as a CNA at Greenlawn Nursing Home and Jersey Care Center, both in Jerseyville. Never a dull moment when Mary was around, she possessed a sharp wit to go along with her heart of gold, and she cherished the moments that she was surrounded by her family. She married Otis M. Pruitt on April 29, 1942, in St. Charles, Missouri, and together they raised five children and shared 35 years together before his death on Dec. 19, 1977. Surviving are a son, David Pruitt of Kane; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Junior Freand of Jerseyville, Paula and Eddie Edwards of Higbee, Missouri, and Patty and Dan Cummings of Jerseyville; 12 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Alice Jo and Ronald Legate of Alton; and a sister-in-law, Stella Vancil of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Gerald "Jerry" Pruitt; a sister, Rosie Witt; and two brothers, Gerald Vancil and George Vancil. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9. Father William Hembrow is officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

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(1aa) George and Stella (Freand) Vancil's son Barkley Louis Vancil's obituary - KANE -- Barkley Louis Vancil, 45, died unexpectedly at 10:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was born Aug. 4, 1955, in Carrollton, the son of George and Stella (Freand) Vancil of Kane. After graduating in 1974 from Jersey Community High School, he began his long career as a farmer. He was operating farms in Jersey and Greene counties at the time of his death and enjoyed being outdoors. He married the former Jane Collins Aug. 29, 1981, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church. She survives. In addition to his wife, Jane, he is survived by his parents, a brother, Bryant Vancil of Godfrey, and many other family members as well as friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Barkley Vancil, who died Dec. 28, 1999. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. He will be laid to rest alongside his son at the Kane Cemetery.Memorials may be given to St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools or to the Jerseyville Public Library.

(5) 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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Viola (Freand) Freer's obituary - Mrs Viola P. Freer, died 1985. Viola P. Freer, 81, of Godfrey, died at her residence. She was born in Jersey County, daughter of the late Barnard & Rosa (Kraushaar) Freund. On November 5, 1936, she married Arnold L. Freer Sr., who died January 26, 1975. Surviving are 1 stepson, Arnold L. Freer Jr. of Godfrey; 1 grandchild and 2 g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Gent Funeral Home where services were conducted with Rev. Kenneth Edelman officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to ones choice.

(6) 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 is buried at Lax Cemtery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Otto F. "Pete" Biederman 12-15-1906. They lived in Jerseyville, IL. Otto F. "Pete" Biederman was born in 1886 and died in 1942. He is buried at Armstrong Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Otto and Anna (Freand) Biederman had 5 children-Lovie Leona Freand, Gladys Biederman, Zella Mae Biederman, Edna Biederman, and Leo Biederman.

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Anna (Freand) Biederman's obituary - Anna (Freand) Biederman, born 12-13-1886, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-19-1953. Anna Biederman, 66 yrs, 3 mo, and 6 days, resident of Pleasant St., died March 19, at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs Biederman was a daughter of the late Barney & Rose Mary (Kraushaar) Freand and was born in Jersey county, Dec. 13, 1886.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Clarence Krause, Mrs. Gladys Watts and Mrs. Lewis Ballard of Jerseyville; 1 son, Leo Biederman of Jerseyville; 3 brothers, John and Louis Freand of Jerseyville and Henry Freand of Kane; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jud Forster of Jerseyville and Mrs. Arnold Freer of Godfrey; incomplete.

2nd obituary found for Anna (Freand) Biederman - Mrs. Anna J. Biederman, 66, patient for two days in Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, died there at 8:10 p.m. Thursday. She was the widow of Otto Biederman, who died 11 years ago, and was a daughter of the late Barney and Rosemary Kraushaar Freand. Mrs. Biederman was born in Jersey 1 County Dec. 13, 1886. She is survived by four children, Leo Biederman, Mrs. Clarence Krause, Mrs. Gladys Watts, and Mrs. Lewis Ballard, all of Jerseyville; three brothers, John and Louis Freand of Jerseyville and Henry of Kane; two sisters, Mrs. Jud Foster, Jerseyville; Mrs. Arnold Freer, Godfrey, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The Rev. Gerald Bock of the Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church will; officiate at rites in the church Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Lax cemetery. The body is at Gubser funeral home where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today.

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(1a) Otto and Anna (Freand) Biederman's daughter Lovie Leona Biederman was born 6-8-1912 in Jersey County, IL, and died 5-23-2004 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, Madison County, IL. She married Clarence George Krause and they had a daughter Rosemary Krause who married Hubert H. Ringhausen and lives in Jerseyville, IL.

Hubert and Rosemary (Krause) Ringhausen had a son Stanley Alan Ringhausen of Godfrey, IL, and a daughter Marilyn Kay Ringhausen who married Charles Ambrose of Coppell, Texas. They had a daughter Laura Kay Ambrose of Coppell, Texas.

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Lovie Leona (Biederman) Krause's obituary - Lovie Leona Krause, 92, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born March 8, 1912, in Jersey County to the late Otto F. "Pete" and Anna J. (Freand) Biederman. She married Clarence George Krause at the Evangel Reformed Church in Fieldon on Oct. 26, 1932. He died Nov. 27, 1999. She was a homemaker and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville for five years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Hubert H. Ringhausen of Jerseyville; two grandchildren, Marilyn Kay and Charles Ambrose of Coppell, Texas and Stanley Alan Ringhausen of Godfrey; and one great-granddaughter, Laura Kay Ambrose. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Watts, Zella Mae Burch and Edna Ballard; and one brother, Leo Biederman. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. to the time of services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Stan Martin officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville.

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(2a) Otto and Anna (Freand) Biederman's daughter Gladys (Biederman) Watts is deceased.

(3a) Otto and Anna (Freand) Biederman's daughter Zella Mae (Biederman) Burch was born 1-28-1907 and died 1-18-1937. She is buried at Lax Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Fred Burch 7-18-1925 in Jersey Co., IL. Fred L. Burch, was born 03-26-1904, Greene County, Illinois, died 12-16-1979, and was buried at Kane cemetery. They had these children-Norman Frederick Burch, Herschel Burch, Rozella Burch, Ruth Burch, and Anne Burch. Fred later married Thelma (Greene) Abbott 4-24-1943 in Jerseyville, IL after his 1st wife Zella's death.

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Zella Mae (Biederman) Burch's obituary and also the obituary of her nephew Robert Lee Burch who died the same day - Rites for Mrs. Zella and R. Burch, JERSEYVILLE Funeral services for Mrs. Zella May Burch, 29, and for her eight-year-old nephew, Robert Lee Burch, both of whom died Monday, were held today. Services for Mrs. Burch were at Jacoby Bros, chapel here at 2 p.m. Elder T, J. Ready of Kane officiated and interment was in the Lax cemetery. Funeral rites for Robert Lee Buch were held at Bethany Baptist Church this morning at 10 o'clock. Elder Roady also officiated and interment was in the Lax cemetery. Mrs. Burch died at her home a few miles northwest ot Jerseyvllle and the death of her nephew occurred at Our Saviour's Hospital in Jacksonville.

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Zella Mae (Biederman) Burch's husband Fred L. Burch's obituary - BURCH, Fred L. Burch, born 03-26-1904, Greene County, Illinois, died 12-16-1979, buried Kane cemetery. Fred L. Burch, 74, of Kane, died Dec. 16, at Jersey Community hospital. Burch was born March 26, 1904 in Greene County. He was the son of Jacob & Emma (Richline) Burch. He married Thelma Greeene Apr. 24, 1944 in Jerseyville. He was a farmer. Survivors aare his wife; 2 sons, Norman Burch of Jerseyville and Herschel Burch of Fosterburg; 2 step sons, Norman Abbott of Columbia, SC and Robert Abbott of Grafton; 3 daughters, Rozella Hinson, Otterville, Ruth Crotchett of Shipman and Anna Robuck of Roodhouse; 1 brother, Harry Burch of Rockbridge; 3 sisters, Ella Freand of Jerseyville, Mae Freand of Kane and Fay Mcadams of Peoria; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation and funeral were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Turner officiated and interment was in Kane cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

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(1aa) Fred and Zella Mae (Biederman) Burch's son Norman Frederick Burch's obituary - BURCH, Norman Frederick, born 08-04-1932, Greene County, Illinois, died 11-06-1991, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Norman Fredrick Burch, 59, died unexpectedly June 11, 1991, at Jersey Community hospital, Jerseyville. He was a machinist at Owen-Illinois in Godfrey. Born on Apr. 8, 1932, in Greene County, he was the son of the late Fred & Zella (Biederman) Burch. On Oct. 15, 1950, in Arkansas, he married the former Dimple Mae White, and she survives. Also surviving are 1 son Randy Burch of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Judy Woolsey of Jerseyville and Sherry Laird of Grafton; 8 grandchildren; 1 brother, Gene Burch of Godfrey; 3 Sisters, Rosella Hinson of Otterville, Ruth Crotchett of Shipman and Anna Roebuck of Roodhouse; and stepmother, Thelma Burch of Jerseyville. Visitation and services were held at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Rick Francis officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church of Christ, Jerseyville, where he was a member.

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(4a) Otto and Anna (Freand) Biederman's daughter Edna Biederman married Lewis Ballard. She is deceased.

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(5a) Otto and Anna (Freand) Biederman's son Leo Sherman Biederman was born, July 22, 1916, in Jersey County, IL. He died 3-30-1956, and he is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was married to Louise Dowdall.

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Leo Sherman Biederman's obituary - Biederman, JERSEYVILLE. Leo Sherman Biederman, 39, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday in Jersey Community Hospital. He was a son of the late Otto and Anna Freand Biederman, and was born, July 22, 1916, in Jersey County. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise Dowdall Biederman, and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Watts, Mrs. Clarence Krause and Mrs. Lewis Ballard, all of Jerseyvilie. Mr. Biederman was a member of the Eagles Lodge here. Funeral rites will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Peace Evangelical Church, by the pastor, the Rev. William D. Stickney. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home.

(7) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Clara Margaret Freand was born in 1893 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died in 1943 in Jersey County, IL. She married Alonzo Vincent Keown 7-3-1913. He was born in 1886 in Greene County, IL, and died in 1967 in Jersey County, IL. Alonzo and Clara (Freand) Keown are both buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township. Alonzo Vincent Keown was the son of Marion Edward Keown and Elzina Elizabeth (Burch) Keown. Marion Edward Keown was born 10-4-1860 in New Douglas, Madison County, IL, and died 4-4-1928 in Plainview, Maacoupin County, IL. His wife Elzina Elizabeth (Burch) Keown was born 6-20-1857. and died 4-26-1924. They are both buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township.

Alonzo and Clara Margaret (Freand) Keown had 2 daughters-Florence Oletha Keown and Geneva Pearl Keown.

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Clara Margaret (Freand) Keown's obituary - Mrs. Clara M. Keown, 5O, wife of A. V. Keown, 711 Barr avenue, of this city, died Monday morning, Aug. 2, in a St. Louis hospital. She was a daughter of the late Barney and Rose Mary Kraushaar. Her father was a native of Saxony, Germany, and her mother was born in Jersey county, She was born April 5, 1893. She had been employed in the Western Cartridge Co. at East Alton and last worked there late in June. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Geneva O. Keown of Jerseyville; three brothers, John Freand, Louis A. Freand of Jerseyville and Henry M. Freand of Kane. She is also survived by five sisters, Mrs. Mary Dunham, Mrs. Elizabeth Gier, Mrs. Annie Beidermann, Mrs. Jud Foster of Jerseyville and Mrs. Viola Freer of Godfrey. Funeral services will be from the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, at 2:30. The Rev. Arthur A. Vim, pastor of Jerseyville Baptist church, will officiate, and interment will be in Lax cemetery. One daughter, Florence Oletha Keown, and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Edward Keown, preceded her in death. The body may be viewed at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Chapel on North State street in this city.

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Alonzo Keown's father Marion Edward Keown's obituary - Marion Edward Keown. Jersey County News, 12 April 1928: Marion Edward Keown died at home of son, Thomas E. Keown near Plainview on 4 Apr. Funeral from home of Son, Alonzo V. Keown. Elder T.J. Roady. Burial in Lax cemetery. Resident of Bethany neighborhood. Born in New Douglas, Madison County, 4 October 1860, son of Isom and Elizabeth Voiles Keown. Married Elzina Burch, 30 March 1885. Children: Alonzo V. of Jerseyville, Thomas E. of Plainview, Maude Abbott of Kane, Eva Keown of Detroit, Mich. 2 brothers, Thomas H. and L.C. Keown. Mrs. Keown died 26 April 1924.

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(1a) Alonzo and Clara (Freand) Keown's daughter Florence Oletha Keown died in infancy. She was born in 1917 and died in 1919.

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(2a) Alonzo and Clara (Freand) Keown's daughter Geneva Pearl Keown was born 5-7-1923 west of Kane, IL. She died 9-5-2003 at her home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married George Washington Koenig 3-31-1951 at the Holy Ghost Rectory in Jerseyville, IL. George and Geneva (Keown) Koenig had a son George William Koenig and he and his wife Dottie live in Jerseyville, IL, and they had 2 children-Michael Koenig and his wife Jennifer who live in Jerseyville, IL and have a daughter Shelby Ann Koenig, and George and Geneva (Keown) Koenig's had a daughter Christina Koenig who married Norman Fabry of Alsip, IL.

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Geneva Pearl (Keown) Koenig's obituary - Geneva Pearl Koenig, 80, died peacefully at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born May 7, 1923, in Jersey County, just west of Kane, to Alonzo Vincent and Clara Margaret (Freand) Keown. She married George Washington Koenig on March 31, 1951, at the Holy Ghost Rectory. He survives. A 1941 graduate of Jersey Township High School, she was a beautician, operating Gen's Beauty Salon out of her home on Northmoor Drive. She retired in 1995 after serving her customers for 26 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing the piano and painting. She was a member of the Holy Ghost Altar Society, VFW Auxiliary and Tri-County Antique Club and was a Daughter of the American Revolution.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 52 years, are a son and daughter-in-law, George William and Dottie Koenig of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Christina and Norman Fabry of Alsip and Michael and Jennifer Koenig of Jerseyville; and a great-granddaughter, Shelby Ann Koenig. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Florence Oletha Keown. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home, Jacoby Chapel, in Jerseyville, with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to Saint Anthony's Hospice.

(8) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Fannie Christina Freand was born in 1891 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and she died in 1916 in Jersey County, IL. She was married 6-26-1913 to Thomas Edward Keown who was born in 1888 in Greene County, IL, and died in 1968 in Jersey County, IL. They are both buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township. Thomas Edward Keown was the son of Marion Edward Keown and Elzina Elizabeth (Burch) Keown. Marion Edward Keown was born 10-4-1860 in New Douglas, Madison County, IL, and died 4-4-1928 in Plainview, Maacoupin County, IL. His wife Elzina Elizabeth (Burch) Keonig was born 6-20-1857. and died 4-26-1924. They are both buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township.

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Thomas Edward Keown's father Marion Edward Keown's obituary - Marion Edward Keown. Jersey County News, 12 April 1928: Marion Edward Keown died at home of son, Thomas E. Keown near Plainview on 4 Apr. Funeral from home of Son, Alonzo V. Keown. Elder T.J. Roady. Burial in Lax cemetery. Resident of Bethany neighborhood. Born in New Douglas, Madison County, 4 October 1860, son of Isom and Elizabeth Voiles Keown. Married Elzina Burch, 30 March 1885. Children: Alonzo V. of Jerseyville, Thomas E. of Plainview, Maude Abbott of Kane, Eva Keown of Detroit, Mich. 2 brothers, Thomas H. and L.C. Keown. Mrs. Keown died 26 April 1924.

(9) Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Mary Kate Freand was born Oct. 16, 1882 in Greene County, IL. She died 8-6-1948 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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(1a) 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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(2a) 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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Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's son Otis Henry Dunham's obituary - Otis Henry Dunham 05/12/2006-Otis Henry Dunham, 90, died at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Greene County to Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham. Shortly before his 20th birthday, he married the former Lola Mae Talley on Sept. 30, 1935, in Carrollton. They have shared the past 70 years together. As a young man, he was raised in the Fieldon area and had worked at the quarry and in timber. He retired in 1978 as a laborer at Shell Oil Co. after 35 years of service. During his free time, he enjoyed his family, farming south of Jerseyville near Delhi and fox hunting. He was a devout follower of the St. Louis Cardinals.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Glenn Cain of Jerseyville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Lee Dunham of Fieldon, Richard and Ruth Ann Dunham of Kane, Melvine and Joanne Dunham and Carl and Dorothy Dunham, all of Jerseyville; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Russell of Jerseyville and Marjorie Green of Payson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Lee Dunham, on June 7, 2005; three grandchildren, Brenda Jo Dunham, in infancy; Kathy Dunham, in 1991, and Bradley Dunham, in 1994; three brothers, Edward, Lester and Robert Dunham; and three sisters, Lillie Mundy, Imogene Burch and Nina Green. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jersey Community Hospital or to the Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville.

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Otis Henry Dunham's wife Lola Mae (Talley) Dunham's obituary - Lola Mae Dunham, 93, died at 10:48 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Jerseyville after a long period of declining health. She was born in Spanky on Feb. 1, 1918, the daughter of the late George L. and Gertrude E. (Parker) Talley. Lola was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who considered her family the center of her life and spent each day counting her blessings that they provided her. She married Otis Dunham on Sept. 30, 1935, in Carrollton. Their marriage spanned nearly 71 years before his death on May 10, 2006.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Lee Dunham of Fieldon, Richard and Ruth Ann Dunham of Kane, Melvin and Joanne Dunham and Carl and Dorothy Dunham, all of Jerseyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Glenn Cain of Jerseyville; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Crumley of Alton and Beatrice Ebker of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Dunham, on June 7, 2005; a granddaughter, Kathy Dunham in 1991; a grandson, Bradley Dunham in 1994; an infant granddaughter, Brenda Jo Dunham; two brothers, George Talley and Charles Talley; and six sisters, Ilean Moore, Delores Stone, Marvell Brooks, Armeda Dunham, Vivian Akers and Wilma Griffin. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville.

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(3a) 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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(4a) 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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(5a) 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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(6a) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Imogene R. 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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Imogene R. (Dunham) Burch's obituary - Imogene R. (Dunham) Burch, born 1905, died 27-12-1988, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Imogene R Burch, 83, died Dec. 27, 1988, at Alton Memorial hospital. She was born in IL, the daughter of the late Otto & Mary Dunham. On Apr. 19, 1924, in Jerseyville, she married Harlod Burch. He died in 1972. Surviving are 1 daughter, Martha Brown of Kansas City, KS; 1 son, William Burch of Oak Ridge, TN; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 Sisters, Lily Mundy and Ruth Russell, both of Jerseyville and Marjorie Greene of Phoenix, AZ; and 2 brothers, Otis Dunham of Jerseyville and Robert Dunham of Alton. Visitation from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville, Rev Charles Epperly and Rev. John Wilson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church where Mrs. Burch had been a member for 50 yrs.

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Imogene R. (Dunham) Burch's husnand Harold Alvin Burch's obituary - BURCH, Harold Alvin, born 05-07-1902, Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, died 10-25-1972, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Harold Alvin Burch, 70, of R2 Jerseyville, died Oct. 25 at Jersey Community hospital. Born July 5, 1902 in Litchfield, he was the son of Perry & Mollie (Armstrong) Burch. Mr Burch was an insurance agent with Farmers Mutual crop ins, and a member of Jerseyville Lodge AF & AM. Survivors are his wife, Imogene (Dunham) Burch, 1 son, William D Burch of Oak Ridge, TN; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Mason (Martha) Brown of Kansas City, MO; and 4 grandchildren. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral rites were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville. Rev Everett Chambers officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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Imogene R. (Dunham) Burch's husband Harold Alvin Burch's mother Mollie (Armstrong) Burch's obituary - BURCH, Mollie (Armstrong), died 05-28-1942, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mollie Burch, 74, widow of Perry A Burch, died at an hospital, May 28, following an extended period of ill health. She is survived by 1 son Harold Burch, sexton at Oak Grove cemetery; 2 sisters, Mrs. Henry Heiderscheid of Fieldon and Mrs. Sedward Hussey of Champaign; 1 brother, James Armstrong of Sioux City, IA and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Raymond Liles officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(7a) 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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(8a) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Marjorie Dunham married Leslie Green and lives in Payson, Ariz.

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(9a) Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Nina Pearl 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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Nina Pearl (Dunham) Green's obituary - Nina Pearl Green, 80, of Jerseyville died Aug. 16, 1988, at Jersey Community Hospital. She was a top stitcher for International Shoe Company in Jerseyville. She was born in Illinois to the late Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham. She was married to William Chester Green who died in 1971. Survivors include 1 son, David Green of Carrollton; 1 grandson, Randall Green of Jerseyville; 4 sisters, Lillie Mundy, Imogene Burch, and Ruth Russell, all of Jerseyville, and Marjorie Green of Payson, AZ; and 2 brothers, Otis Dunham of Jerseyville and Robert Dunham of Alton. Services were held Aug. 19, 1988 at First Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Heart Fund.

(10) 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.

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(1a) William Bert Gier and Elizabeth Louise (Freand) Gier's daughter Edith E. Gier was born January 12, 1909 in Illinois, and died January 27, 1984 in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL. She married Joseph Schmittag in 1828. He was born December 14, 1899 in Illinois, and died in March 1967. Both are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Joseph and Edith (Gier) Schmittag had 2 children-Barbara schmittag and Harvey Schmittag.

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Edith (Gier) Schmittag's husband Joseph's Schmittag's sister Agnes Catherine (Schmittag) Prill's obituary - PRILL. 9 May 1957: Funeral services were held at the Church of the Holy Ghost in this city Monday morning May 6 at nine-thirty o'clock for Mrs. Agnes Catherine Prill, wife of John L. Prill of old Kane, whose death occurred at nine-seventeen o'clock Friday morning 3 May at the Jersey Community Hospital where she had been a patient for eight days. Father Paul P. Heinen was celebrant of the requiem mass and burial was in the Kane cemetery. Mrs. Prill, daughter of the late Nicholas and Fanny Pierre Schmittag, was born in Jerseyville 14 January 1897 and her age at the time of deaths was sixty years, three months and nineteen days. In addition to her husband, the decedent is survived by three Sons, Laverne L. Prill of Granite City, Russell H. and Earl E. Prill of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret L. Foiles and Mrs. Dorothy J. Sauerwein of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph Schmittag and Anthony Schmittag of Jerseyville. One son, Eugene Prill preceded her in death. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home until the time of service.

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Edith (Gier) Schmittag's husband Joseph's Schmittag's father Nicholas Schmittag's obituary - Nicholas Schmittag, 76, retired railroader, died at the Boyd Memorial Hospital at Carrollton Wednesday. He was born in Alsace Lorraine Aug. 5, 1867. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Joseph and Anthony F. Schmittag of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. John Prill of Kane, and seven grandchildren. The body was brought to Jerseyville to the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Chapel where it may be viewed by friends, until time for the funeral. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Church of the Holy Ghost at 9:30 o'clock. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Paul Heinen and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

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Edith (Gier) Schmittag's husband Joseph's Schmittag's brother Anthony Francis Schmittag was born Feb. 16, 1904 in Jerseyville, IL. He died June 6, 1985. He married Emma L. Groppel April 25, 1923 in Jerseyville, IL, a daughter of Edward and Anna Magdalena (Egelhoff) Groppel. She was born Feb. 15, 1902 in Jersey County, IL, and died July 11, 1979. Both are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Anthony and Emma (Groppel) Schmittag had a son-Paul Schmittag.

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Anthony Francis Schmittag's wife Emma L. (Groppel) Schmittag's obituary - Emma Schmittag of Jerseyville died Wednesday at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home where she had resided. A daughter of the late Edward and Anna Egelhoff, she was born Feb. 15, 1902 in Jersey County, IL. She married Tony Schmittag April 25, 1923 in Jerseyville, IL. In addition to her husband, surviving are a son Paul Schmittag and two grandchildren, and a brother Carl Groppel. Her parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gubser Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery and the Seventh Day Adventist Church which she attended has been named as a memorial.

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(1aa) Joseph and Edith (Gier) Schmittag's daughter Barbara June Schmittag was born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 12, 1932. She died March 9, 2015. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married James P. Oates Jan. 8, 1949 in Alton, Madison County, IL. He was born 10 May 1927 in Alton, the son of Sarah (Phipps) Fraley Oates, and Pascal L. Oates. He died 03-19-1979 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He was buried in the Noble Cemetery, Otterville, Jersey County, IL. James P. and Barbara June (Schmittag) Oates had 3 children-Connie Lea Oates, James H. Oates, and Jenny R. Oates.

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Joseph and Edith (Gier) Schmittag's daughter Barbara June (Schmittag) Oates's obituary - Barbara June Oates, 82, died at 4:51 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2015 at her residence. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 12, 1932, and was one of two children born to the late Joseph & Edith E. (Geir) Schmittag. Barbara was employed at Owens-Illinois in Alton for 32 years and 9 months before the plant closed in 1984. She married James P. Oates on Jan. 8, 1949 in Alton, and together they shared 30 years together before his death on March 19, 1979. Surviving are a son & daughter in law, James & Ruth Ann Oates of Jerseyville; six grandchildren & their spouses, Gary & Kim Benedict of Lake Ozark, Mo., Michelle Ewen of Jerseyville, Marianne & Tony Bowers of Jerseyville, Lisa & Justin Huett of Glasgow, Ky., JD & Tiffany Oates of Jerseyville, and Lori Brown of Kent, Il.; 11 Great Grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a lifelong best friend, Becky (Hampton) Jacobs of East Alton. In addition to her parents & husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters & a son in law, Jenny R. Oates and Connie & James Benedict; a grandson in law, David Ewen; a granddaughter, Breanne Ferguson; a great granddaughter, Tristan Stark; and a brother, Harvey Schmittag. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Rev. Olin Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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Barbara June (Schmittag) Oates's husband James P. Oates's obituary - OATES. 03/22/79: Services for James P. Oates, 51, of R. 1, Fieldon were conducted at 1:30 pm Thursday at Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. James Pepper. Burial was in the Noble cemetery, Otterville. He died unexpectedly at 8 am March 19 at his home in Rosedale Township from an apparent heart attack. Born 10 May 1927 in Alton, he was the son of Sarah Phipps Fraley Oates, surviving and the late Pascal L. Oates. A World War II veteran, he was an operator at Owens-illinois Glass Co. His survivors are his wife, the former Barbara Schmittag whom he married 8 January 1949; a son, James R. Oates of Fieldon; two Daughters, Connie Benedict of Jerseyville and Jenny Brown of Kent; six grandchildren; a brother and one Sister, Thomas L. Oates and Darlene Dooling, both of Wood River. The family has designated the heart fund as a memorial.

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(1aaa) James P. and Barbara June (Schmittag) Oates's daughter Connie Lea (Oates) Benedict's obituary - Connie Lea (Oates) Benedict, 60, died at 9:23 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at her residence surrounded by her family and close friends after a two-year battle with lung cancer. She was born in Alton on Dec. 2, 1949, one of three children born to James P. and Barbara June (Schmittag) Oates. She married James H. Benedict on Dec. 5, 1964, at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and he survives. Connie grew up and Jerseyville and attended Jersey County schools. She then went on to attend Benton's School of Cosmetologv in Alton, and began working as a stylist in the salon at JC Penney in Alton. Nearly a year later in 1981, Connie was involved in a tragic automobile accident on her way to work, and was unable to resume her career that she so desired. In spite of her intense pain, Connie never worried about herself. She tirelessly made sure that those around her were happy and she made her home one of peace and happiness. She loved to read and shop when she could, and treasured her time and felt blessed that she could be with her family. Also surviving are her mother, Barbara June Oates of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kim Benedict of Lake Gzark, Mo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and David Ewen of Grafton and Marianne and Tony Bowers of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Ewen, and her fiance, Brandon McCoy, Cooper Benedict, Miranda Benedict, Aleigha Ferguson, Breanne Ferguson, Ricky Ferguson and Drake Bowers; four great grandchildren, Tristan and Tayton Stark and Gavin and Jayden Meyer; a brother and sis-ter-in-law, James H. and Ruth Ann Oates of Jerseyville; a sister, Jenny R. Oates of Alton; and three dear friends, Pat Collins of Jerseyville, Janet Lehr of Laveen, Ariz., and Connie Fair of Jacksonville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will be in the Gak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to St. Anthony's Hospice in care of the funeral home.

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(2aaa) James P. and Barbara June (Schmittag) Oates's daughter Jenny Renee Oates's obituary - Jenny Renee Oates, 59, died at 11:50 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Alton Memorial Hospital after a brave battle with acute lymphoblastic luekemia. She was born in Alton on April 14, 1951, one of three children born to James P. and Barbara June (Schmittag) Oates. Jenny graduated with the Class of 1969 from Jersey Community High School, and was currently employed as an executive secretary with Blue Cross Blue Shield in downtown St. Louis. She loved to fish, spend time outdoors, work with stained glass, and recently acquired a love of making jewelry. Above all else she was a loving mother, best friend and staunch supporter of her daugter who will miss her deeply, Lori Brown of Alton. She is also survived by her mother, Barbara June Oates of Jerseyville; a brother & sister in law, James R. & Ruth Ann Oates of Jerseyville; a brother in law, James Benedict of Jerseyville; five nieces & nephews along with their spouses, Gary & Kim Benedict of Lake Ozark, Mo., Michelle & Dave Ewen of Grafton, Marianne & Tony Bowers of Jerseyville, Lisa Oates, and her fiance' Justin Huett of Jerseyville, and JD and Tiffany Oates of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her father, James P. Oates on March 19, 1979; and a sister, Connie Lea Benedict on Aug. 2, 2010. Per her request, her body has been cremated. A Memorial visitation will take place from 4 p.m. Monday until time of memorial services at 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Tim Hotchkiss will officiate. Memorials may be given to Strader Rehabilitation, an organization that has always been there when Jenny & Lori needed them.

Below are other Freand family members I have been unable to identify and find information to establish how they are related.

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Judy L. Freand married John H. Bailey 4-27-1933.

James A. Anderson

James A. Anderson married my father's sister, the former Laura R. Westfall in 1916 in Jersey County, IL. I have been unable to find any information about who James Anderson's parents were. I don't know his date of birth. He died in the 1940's or 1950's in Alton, IL. I think he may have been born in the 1880's or 1890's in possibly Jersey County, IL, or Calhoun County, IL. There are Anderson families in both Jersey and Calhoun Counties in Illinois, but I have been unable to establish a definite link between him and those Anderson families.

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James A. Anderson married the former Laura R. Westfall 4-19-1916 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall, and a sister to my father Walter Edward Westfall. She was born 9-18-1899 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 2-26-1976 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, Madison County, IL. Her burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Alton, IL. They had a daughter Frances O. (Chic) Anderson born 11-12-1916. She died Jan. 2, 2010, at Saint Anthony's Hospital in Alton, IL. Her burial was at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL. On Oct. 6, 1939, in Alton, she married Joseph A. Reed. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1990. Joseph Arleigh Reed and Frances "Chic" (Anderson) Reed had a son James A. Reed who lives in Alton, IL. Frances (Anderson) Reed's husband, Joseph Arleigh Reed was born in 1914 in Pearl, Pike County, IL. (He went by his middle name Arleigh). He was the son of John and Nellie (Perry) Reed. He married my cousin Frances Anderson the daughter of James and Laura (Westfall) Anderson.

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James Anderson's wife Laura R. (Westfall) Anderson Coleman's obituary - Laura R. (Westfall) Coleman, 76, of 1200 Marshall St., Alton, died today, January 26, 1976, at 5:55 am at Eunice Smith Nursing Home after an illness of 5 years. A native of Fieldon, she married Joseph Coleman, July 25, 1943, in Alton.

Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arleigh (Frances) Reed of Alton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Bessie Randall of Summerville, MO; a stepson, Ed Coleman of Godfrey; 1 grandchild; 7 step grandchildren; three brothers, Jasper Westfall of Alton, Floyd Westfall of Medora and Ed Westfall of Pearl; a sister, Mrs. Anna Pitt of Jerseyville and a half sister, Mrs. Eva Haag of Rosewood Heights. Visitation begins after 4 pm. Friday at Gent Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be said at 7 pm. Friday. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 pm. Saturday at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

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The former Laura Westfall later married Joseph I. Coleman July 25, 1943 in Alton, IL. He was born Dec. 8, 1901 in Racola, Mo., a son of the late James and Victoria (Robart) Coleman. He died at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 21, 1982 at his residence, 206 Sherman St., in Jerseyville, IL. His burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Alton, IL. Joseph I. Coleman had been married before and had a son Edward Coleman of Elsah, IL, and a daughter Bessie (Coleman) Randall of Panacea, Florida.

After his wife the former Laura Westfall's death Joseph I. Coleman remarried to her sister, the former Anna Westfall, the daughter of Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall, and a sister to my father Walter Edward Westfall. Anna Westfall was born May 19, 1904 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 10-15-1992 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She was married previously to Wesley Charles Griffin. He was the son of John and Alice (Books) Griffin. He was born 7-20-1873, and died 5-12-1943 in Jersey County, IL. They had 7 children-Viola Griffin, Harold Griffin, Eunice Griffin, Geneva "Sissy" Griffin, Melvin Griffin, Norma Jean Griffin, and Virgil Griffin.

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Joseph I. Coleman's obituary - Services were conducted Friday afternoon at Gubser Funeral Home for Joseph I. Coleman, 81, who died at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 21, 1982 at his residence, 206 Sherman St., Jerseyville. The Rev. V. Clay Noah officiated. He was born Dec. 8, 1901 in Racola, Mo., a son of the late James and Victoria (Robart) Coleman. The World War II veteran was retired from Olin Corp.

His survivors are his wife, Anna Westfall Griffin Coleman; one son, Edward of Elsah; a daughter, Bessie Randall of Panacea, Fla.; two stepsons, Harold Griffin of Washington and Virgil Griffin of Portland, Ore.; three step daughters, Viola Godar, Otterville, Eunice Kessler, Portland, Ore., Geneva McClintock, Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His first wife Laura Coleman died Feb. 26, 1976. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery , Alton.

(1) James and Laura (Westfall) Anderson's daughter Frances "Chic" (Anderson) Reed's obituary - Frances "Chic" Reed, 93, died at 5:35 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Saint Anthony's Hospital. She was born Nov. 12, 1916, in Fieldon, to James A. and Laura R. (Westfall) Anderson. On Oct. 6, 1939, in Alton, she married Joseph A. Reed. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1990. She was a member of the VFW Post 1308 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are a son, James A. Reed of Alton, a cousin, Shirley Eschbach of Jerseyville, and other distant family members. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. services Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. The Rev. Steve Rice will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to Eldercare Nursing Home. An online guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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Frances "Chic" (Anderson) Reed's husband Joseph Arleigh Reed's obituary - Arleigh Reed died November 28, 1990 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis after a short illness. A Navy World War II Veteran, he retired in 1976 as a bus driver and maintenance worker from the Alton School District 11 after years of service. Born 1914 in Greene County, he was the son of the late John and Nellie Amanda Perry Reed. He married the former Frances Chic Anderson on October 6, 1939 in Alton, IL. Surviving are his wife; a son, James Arleigh Reed of Alton; and three sisters, Bernice Hart and Lela Burch of Alton, and Lucille Ozee of Brighton. Services were conducted Saturday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Military rites were conducted at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto by Alton VFW Post of which he was a member. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Frances "Chic" (Anderson) Reed's husband Joseph Arleigh Reed's sister Lucille Elizabeth (Reed) Ozee's obituary - Lucille Elizabeth (Reed) Ozee, 82, died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was born April 3, 1920, in Pearl, Ill., to John and Nellie (Perry) Reed. She married Louis M. Ozee July 12, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo. He died Feb 26, 1994. A member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton and the VFW Post 1308 Ladies Auxiliary, she worked as a bookkeeper for her husband, who owned Central Ave. Auto Parts in Alton.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Sandra L. and Thomas Fillback of Jerseyville, Susan M. and Jeff Matsche of Godfrey; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bradford A. and Cheri Ozee of Hillsboro, Gary M. Ozee of Stover, Mo.; seven grandchildren, John W. Ozee II, Carrie Cotter, Amanda Ozee, Cassandra Fillback, Kristi L. Ozee, Matthew A. Ozee, Michelle E. Matsche; and a great-grandson, William Cotter. Besides her parents and husband, preceding her in death was a son, John W. Ozee; a brother, J. Arleigh Reed; and two sisters, Bernice Hart and Lela Burch. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Allynn Walker will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oasis Sunday School class at Main St. United Methodist Church in Alton.

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