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Jasper Mifflin Westfall

Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall

The above picture is a picture of a portrait of my Grandparents Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall.

My father's father, my grandfather, was Jasper Mifflin Westfall who was born near Roanoke in Lewis County West Virginia Feb. 25,1857. He died on his farm near Fieldon in Jersey County Illinois Dec. 9, 1934. He was the son of Emanuel (1828-1863) and Hannah Kelley Westfall (1837-1918). His father Emanuel Westfall was killed while plowing during the Civil War in 1863 in West Virginia, the year West Virginia split off and became a separate state. After my great grandfather's death his wife Hannah Kelley Westfall, moved with her 2 sons (my grandfather Jasper who was only 6 and his one year old brother Emanuel Jr.) to Bloomington, IL. She may have had relatives in the area.

My grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall (1857-1934) and his 2nd wife, my grandmother, Frances (McCaulley) Westfall (1869-1936) were married in 1893. My grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall was the son of Emanuel Westfall Sr. who was shot and killed in 1863 by Union Soldiers. My grandfather was only 6 years old when his father Emanuel was killed. His little brother Emanuel Westfall Jr. was only a year and a half when his father Emanuel died. My grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his 2nd wife Frances (McCaulley) Westfall were the parents of my father Walter Edward “Ed” Westfall (1897-1977), Alonzo “Lonnie” Westfall (1895-1970), Jasper Westfall (1907-1997), Floyd Westfall (1914-1991), Anna (Westfall) Griffin (1904-1992), and Laura (Westfall) Anderson Coleman (1899-1978). My grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall was also married previously to Mary Jane Shannon (1859-1940). Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his 1st wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall had 6 daughters---Marietta Westfall (died in infancy in 1879), Stella (Westfall) Beaver ((1881-1960), Mamie (Westfall) Hopkins (1885-1959), Nora (Westfall) Kraushaar (1887-1944), Grace (Westfall) Lentz (1890-1974), and Eva (Westfall) Haag (1892-1978).

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

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

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

My grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall married Frances McCaulley in 1893 in West Virginia. She was born 11-16-1869 in West Virginia and died 1-18-1936 at her residence on her farm near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. They had 4 sons--my father Walter Edward Westfall, Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall, Jasper Westfall, and Floyd Westfall, and 2 daughters--Laura Westfall, and Anna Westfall.

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

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

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My father had 6 half sisters, the children of his father, my grandfather, Jasper Mifflin Westfall (2-25-1857 to 12-9-1934) and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall (3-6-1859 to 1-18-1940). My great grandfather Emanuel Westfall (1828-1963) was killed while plowing during the Civil War in 1863 in West Virginia by Union Soldiers. I don't know the circumstances. He may have been killed by some kind of military action. The Civil War was raging in Virginia at the time, and the state was divided by warring factions. In 1861 West Virginia had split off to become a separate state. It entered the Union in 1863.

After my great grandfather's death his wife Hannah (Kelley) Westfall (1837-1918) moved with her 2 sons (my grandfather Jasper who was only 6 and his one year old brother Emanuel Jr.) to near Bloomington, McLean County, IL. She may have had relatives in the area.

In 1878 at the age of 21 my grandfather Jasper married his first wife Mary Jane Shannon in Bloomington, IL. That same year they moved from Bloomington with Mary Jane's parents, Abraham and Amanda Shannon, accompanying them to near Coyville, Wilson County, Kansas. It was near the Oklahoma line. In about 1886 my grandfather and his family returned to his birth state of West Virginia. He traveled all the way with oxen pulling the wagon. He had relatives in the area. He lived near Reedyville (now Reedy) W. Virginia in Roane County. Two of his uncles and an aunt Merinda had moved to Roane County from Lewis County, West Virginia.

My grandfather divorced his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall and married his second wife Frances (McCaulley) Westfall (11-16-1869 to 1-18-1936), my grandmother, in 1893. Soon after their marriage they moved to Jersey County, IL.

His first wife Mary Jane Shannon also remarried. She was born 3-6-1859 in Licking Co., Ohio, and died 1-18-1940 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She was the daughter of Abraham (9-20-1830 to 11-6-1903) and Amanda (Elban) Shannon (8-2-1840 to 1896). Her father was born in Licking Co. Ohio, and died in Toronto, Woodson Co., Kansas. Her mother was born in Utica, Ohio, and died in Wilson Co., Kansas. Mary Jane Shannon's great grandfather William Shannon was born about 1755 in Ireland, and died in Ohio in the 1840's. Her grandfather William Shannon Jr. was born in PA and died in Ohio and married Mary Jane Gargey in PA. For more information about the Shannon family go here- The Shannon Family

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My father's half sisters, the daughters of Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Mary Jane (Shannon) were-Marietta who died as a baby (2 months old), Eva and Nora who were raised by his father Jasper Mifflin Westfall (my grandfather) and his second wife (my grandmother), their stepmother, Frances (McCaulley) Westfall, on the farm near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL with my father and his brothers and sisters as he grew up. The other half sisters Mamie, Stella, and Grace were raised by their mother, my grandfather's first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall in Kansas. She remarried, but her second husband's name is unknown. Stella and Mamie were born in Kansas, and Nora, Grace and Eva were born near Reedyville (now Reedy), Roane County, West Virginia.

Nora married my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's Uncle Frank Kraushaar. Eva married Mike Haag. Nora died in 1944 and Eva in 1978. Mamie married S. Lee Hopkins in Kansas and later moved to Alton, IL area. Stella married George Beaver and they lived in the Kansas and Oklahoma area, though they did live in the Alton, IL area for a time. Grace married Henry Lentz and lived in the Kansas area.

On this page I will give you what information I have about their families.

(1) Marietta Westfall

Marietta Westfall, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall was born in Oct. 1879 in Bloomington, IL. She died two months later in Dec. 1879 in Verdigris Tp., Wilson Co., Kansas.

(2) Stella Margarite Westfall

Stella Margarite Westfall, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall was born 4-1-1881 near Coyville, Wilson Co., Kansas. She died 3-3-1960 in Eagle City, Blaine Co., Oklahoma. She was married to George Franklin Beaver (3-31-1875 to 5-5-1946). He was the son of William Brooks Beaver and Sarah Kansas (Scott) Beaver. His parents married in 1872 in Vermilion County, IL. He died 5-5-1946 in Eagle City, Blaine Co., Oklahoma.

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George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver had 6 children-Howard Lusker Beaver, Merle Brooks Beaver, Goldia Pearl Beaver, Florence Belle Beaver, Everett Gynn Beaver, and Lester Orville Beaver.

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(1a) George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's son Howard Lusker Beaver died at birth July 30, 1904.

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(2a) George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's son Merle Brooks Beaver was born 1-17-1906, and died 1-13-1960 in Eagle City, Oklahoma. He was unmarried.

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(3a) George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's daughter Goldia Pearl Beaver was born 1-21-1908. She married Roy Rasmussen born 2-28-1908. He died in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma 4-30-1948. He was the son of Robert Olin and Mary (Nelson) Rasmussen. He and Goldia had 2 sons-Robert and Stephen. Their son Robert Arlo Rasmussen was born 1-1-1938 and died 10-10-1941 in Watonga, Blaine County, Oklahoma. Their other son Stephen Roy Rasmussen was born 11-1-1940. He married June Ann Mason born 5-30-1940.

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Note: I found this article about Glodia (Beaver) Rasmussen at- http://www.enidnews.com/birthday/local_story_019004759.html/resources_printstory - Goldia Beaver Rasmussen will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception for family and friends at 2 p.m. Monday at Sterling House of Enid. Cards may be sent to 4613 W. Willow, Enid, OK 73703. She was born Jan. 21, 1908, near Garden City, Kan., to George Franklin and Stella Westfall Beaver. She graduated from Eagle City High School, near Canton, and earned a bachelor's degree from South-western Oklahoma State University. She married Roy Rasmus-sen Dec. 24, 1931.

She taught for 10 years at Thomas Public Schools, and began teaching at Enid Public Schools in 1960. She taught at Harrison Elementary School and Waller Junior High School until she retired after 27 years. She is a longtime member of Central Christian Church and an active resident of the Sterling House of Enid. She has one son, Stephen Rasmussen, Tulsa.

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Note: I also found this article regarding the celebration of Goldia (Beaver) Rasmussen's 100th Birthday at this website http://www.gammastate.org/PDF%20DOC%20files/March%202008.pdf - (March 2008) - Volume LIX - Kappa Member, Goldia Rasmussen, Celebrates 100th Birthday - Goldia Rasmussen, Kappa Chapter, celebrated her 100th birthday in January. She taught for 10 years in Thomas and 27 years in Enid. Goldia joined Kappa Chapter in 1961 and has been an active member until the last several years. Betty Sharpe, chapter 1st vice-president and Debbie Hart, chapter president, attended the party and presented Goldia with a special certificate to recognize her landmark birthday as well as her 45 years in Delta Kappa Gamma. It was a special day for Goldia, and, ever the language arts teacher, she had a speech composed for the occasion. Let's hope we can all be so sharp when we reach 100!--Submitted by: Debbie Hart

(Note: Update - 21 Jan 2010 - Goldia Rasmussen of Enid, Oklahoma, daughter of Stella Westfall and George Franklin Beaver was 102 years old today.)

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(4a) George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's daughter Florence Belle Beaver was born 2-8-1910 Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. She died 6-8-1960 in Eldorado, Butler County, Kansas. She was married to Alva Cogswell born 1-8-1909 in Pretty Prairie, Reno County, Kansas. He died March 1973 in Eldorado, Butler County, Kansas. They had one son, Larry Grant Cogswell, born 3-17-1941. He married Pamela Sue Poole, the daughter of William and Margarite Poole. They had 3 children-Scott Grant Cogswell born 9-21-1965, Timothy William Cogswell born 11-7-1967, and Heather Sue Cogswell born 4-15-1969.

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(5a) George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's son Everett Gynn Beaver was born 6-20-1912. He married Jessie Irene Barton born 1-17-1912 the daughter of George and Lena (Hastey) Barton. They had one daughter, Paulette Rene Beaver born 3-3-1948. She married Marvin E. Smith. They had a son Richard William Smith born 9-20-1969.

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(6a) George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's son Lester Orville Beaver was born 8-30-1914. He died 9-14-1970 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. He married Syble Warren, the daughter of Ora Ring and Louise Warren. They had 3 children-Darrell, Aloma, and Lavelle. Their son Darrell Beaver was born 3-27-1942. He married Constance Fishel and they had 2 children-Tammy Lynn Beaver born 4-10-1970, and Leslie Ora Beaver born 10-16-1973. Lester and Syble's daughter Aloma Louise Beaver was born 3-26-1952. She married David Stubner born 7-29-1852. They had a daughter Heide Louise Stubner born 3-26-1972. Lester and Syble (Warren) Beaver's daughter Lavelle Beaver was born 2-21-1954.

(3) Mamie Westfall

Mamie Westfall, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall was born 3-7-1885 near Coyville, Wilson County, Kansas.

She died 2-5-1959 in Alton, Madison County, IL. She married S. Lee Hopkins born 9-5-1882 in Kansas. He died 6-5-1958 in Alton, IL. He was the son of Reiley and Mildred (Ellis) Hopkins. Lee Hopkins worked at Duncan Foundry in Alton, IL.

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Lee and Mamie (Westfall) Hopkins had 4 children-Clifford Leo Hopkins, Maynard Hopkins, Bessie Hopkins, and Velda Hopkins.

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(1a) Lee and Mamie (Westfall) Hopkins's son Clifford Leo Hopkins was born 7-15-1904 in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. He died 4-15-1980 in California. He married Verna Mae Scroggins in Wood River, IL She was the daughter of William Leslie and Mary Elizabeth Scroggins. She was born 5-19-1907 in Godfrey, IL, and died 9-23-1971. They moved from Alton, IL to California in 1949. Clifford and his wife Verna Mae (Scroggins) Hopkins are both buried in Westminster Memorial Cemetery in Westminster, CA.

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Clifford and Verna Mae (Scroggins) Hopkins had 3 children-Orville Leo Hopkins, Clifford Keith Hopkins, and Norma Jean Hopkins.

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(1aa) Clifford and Verna Mae (Scroggins) Hopkins's son Orville Leo Hopkins was born 7-28-1929 in East Alton, Madison County, IL. He died 3-29-2001 at age 72 in Riverside, CA. He married Frances Irene Tucker in Westminster, California in 1958. She was born 7-27-1933 in Pueblo, Colorado, the daughter of Vacy Alonzo and Fairy Mae (Langley) Tucker. She died 8-26-1998 in Riverside, CA. Orville and Frances had 2 children-Sharon Kaye Hopkins born 1-21-1960 in Orange, CA, and Maynard Keith Hopkins born 11-16-1964 in Westminster, CA. Orville was an Ordained Minister for over 50yrs. He also, was a superintendent at the postal service for some time, after being in the Army and attenting Baylor U., at Waco TX. Orville and his wife are both buried in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. Orville and Irene (Tucker) Hopkins's children Sharon Hopkins and Maynard Hapkins were unmarried as of 2006 and lived in Riverside, CA.

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(2aa) Clifford and Verna Mae (Scroggins) Hopkins's son Clifford Keith Hopkins was born 2-8-1930 in Alton, Madison County, IL. He died 12-15-1973 at age 43. He married Jeannette Ann Triplette in Whittier, California in 1959. She was born 5-19-1936 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Frank and Katherine (Boyd) Triplette.

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Clifford Keith and Jennette (Triplette) Hopkins had 2 children-James Keith Hopkins born 6-21-1960 in Whittier, CA, and Connie Sue Hopkins born 4-12-1963 in Whittier, CA.

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(1aaa) Clifford Keith and Jeannette (Triplette) Hopkins's son James Keith Hopkins married Lori and they live in Whittier, CA. They have 2 adopted daughters, Nicole Hopkins age 15 (as of 2006), and Melissa Hopkins age 13 (as of 2006).

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(2aaa) Clifford Keith and Jeannette (Triplette) Hopkins's daughter Connie Sue Hopkins married Rick Donath and they live at Diamond Bar, CA. They have 2 daughters, Jessica Donath age 14 (as of 2006), and Amy Donath age 11 (as of 2006).

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Clifford was in the Army and became a Research Chemist with Borax. He is buried in Whittier, CA at Rose Hills Cemetery.

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(3aa) Clifford and Verna Mae (Scroggins) Hopkins's daughter Norma Jean Hopkins was born 3-25-1934 in Alton, IL. She married Frank Henry Halbardier 3-27-1955 in Midway City, CA. He was born 4-23-1932 in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Henry and Alvina (Zeinert) Halbardier. Frank was in the Marines when Norma Jean met him in Santa Ana, CA. He was stationed at El Toro Marine Base and had his basic at Oceanside, CA. Frank worked for the city of Westminster for years and his wife Norma Jean (Hopkins) Halbardier was an employee of the Westminster School District working with children for almost 35yrs. Frank and Norma Jean (Hopkins) Halbardier had 2 sons-Frank Stephen Halbardier born 9-8-1958 in Garden Grove, CA, and Richard Kevin Halbardier born 3-31-1965 in Westminster, CA.

Frank Henry Halbardier's father Henry Charles "Charlie" Halbardier was born on 28 Aug 1896 in Texas. He died on 15 Sep 1975 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas of Myocardial Farcture. He was buried in Hermann Sons Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. He was married to Alvina Theresa Zeinert (also sometimes spelled Zennert or Zenner). Alvina Theresa Zeinert was born on 2 May 1906. She died on 23 May 1994 in Bexar County, Texas. She was buried in Hermann Sons Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. Henry Charles "Charlie" Halbardier and Alvina Theresa Zeinert had the following children-Frank Henry Halbardier born on 23 Apr 1932 in Bexar County, Texas. Ruby Edith Halbardier born on 12 Apr 1937 in Bexar County, Texas, and Opal Ellen Halbardier born on 13 Oct 1938 in Bexar County, Texas. She died on 19 Nov 1938 in Bexar County, Texas, and was buried in Hermann Sons Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

Frank Henry Halbardier's grandfather August L. Halbardier was born on 5 Oct 1868 in Castroville, Medina county, Texas. He died on 5 Oct 1937 in Bexar County, Texas. He was buried on 7 Oct 1937 in Roselawn Burial Park, San Antonio, Texas. He was married to Mary E. Eberhardt (daughter of Henry Eberhardt and Katherine Strauss) on 6 Dec 1892 in Texas. Mary E. Eberhardt was born on 23 Mar 1868 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She died on 24 Jun 1958 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas of Cerebral arterosclerosis. She was buried on 27 Jun 1958 in Roselawn Burial Park, San Antonio, Texas. August L. Halbardier and Mary E. Eberhardt had the following children-Henry Charles "Charlie" Halbardier, and Adolph Frederick Halbardier.

Frank Henry Halbardier's great grandfather August Halbardier was born on 18 Dec 1842. He was born at Sea. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Medina County, Texas. Lists him as being born in France. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Medina County, Texas. He died on 27 Oct 1908 in Medina County, Texas. He was buried in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County, Texas. He was married to Catherine Wernette (daughter of Jean Baptiste Wernette and Catherine Wilhelm) on 31 Dec 1866 in St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville, Medina County, Texas. Catherine Wernette was born in 1847 in France. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Medina County, Texas. August Halbardier and Catherine Wernette had the following children-August L. Halbardier, Louis Halbardier, Andreas "Andrew" Halbardier, Leo Halbardier born in 1874 in Texas, Joseph E. "Joe" Halbardier, Annie Halbardier born in 1878 in Texas, Pauline Halbardier born in 1880 in Texas, Baby Halbardier born in Jan 1882 in Texas, John Halbardier, Frank Halbardier, Albert Adolph Halbardier, and Elizabeth M. Halbardier.

Frank Henry Halbardier's gr. gr. grandfather was Jean Baptiste Halbardier born in 1802 in Lyon, Meuse, Lorraine, France. He immigrated on 5 Jan 1843 to Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. Departing Havre Nov 2 1842 on the L'Ebro. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Medina County, Texas. #71 Castorville, Medina County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Medina County, Texas. He died on 4 Dec 1888 in Medina County, Texas. He was married to Marie Anna Choisey (daughter of Jean Baptiste Choisey and Marie Anne Joly) on 13 Dec 1829 in Lion-Devant-Dun, Meuse, Lorraine, France. Marie Anna Choisey was born in 1806 in France. She died on 13 Oct 1866 in Medina County, Texas. Jean Baptiste Halbardier and Marie Anna Choisey had the following children-Adrian "Andreas" Halbardier, Marie Adeline "Annie" Halbardier, Marie Catharine Halbardier, Camila Halbardier, August Halbardier, Emil Halbardier, Dominque Halbardier born in 1846 in Texas, Eugene Halbardier, Victor Halbardier born in 1851 in Medina County, Texas. He died in 1852 in Medina County, Texas. He was married to Jane Fitzgerald. Jane Fitzgerald was born in Ireland.

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 Frank and Norma Jean (Hopkins) Halbardier had 2 sons-Frank Stephen Halbardier born 9-8-1958 in Garden Grove, CA, and Richard Kevin Halbardier born 3-31-1965 in Westminster, CA.

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(1aaa) Frank and Norma Jean (Hopkins) Halbardier's son Frank Stephen Halbardier, 48yrs (in Sept 2006) who lives with his wife, Debbie (Vincent) Halbardier, at Huntington Beach, CA.  Frank is a Fire Captain with L. A. Fire Dept., and Debbie is an RN woking in ER. They have 2 sons, Cory, 25yrs. of age (as of 2006) and Adam, 22 yrs. of age (in Sept. 2006). Cory was married, Oct. 16, 2005, to Valerie Jean Wilkins.

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(2aaa) Frank and Norma Jean (Hopkins) Halbardier's other son Richard (Rick) Kevin Halbardier is married to Kathy Sue Huber. They have no children. Rick and Kathy own a winery in northern NV at Genoa. The name is Tahoe Ridge Winnery and Marketplace. Kathy is, also, Director of Small and New business' in northern NV, working from Carson, City, NV.

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 Norma Jean's husband Frank Halbardier was having health problems, so they left Westminster CA in 1992 and moved to a drier climate...the town is Pahrump, NV. It is 60 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NV. Frank has a sister Ruby who lives in Caseyville IL, and her daughter and granddaughter also live there.

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(2a) Lee and Mamie (Westfall) Hopkins's son Maynard Hopkins was born 11-7-1909 in Kansas. He died 1-18-1933 in Illinois. He was unmarried.

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(3a) Lee and Mamie (Westfall) Hopkins's daughter Bessie Hopkins was born 3-25-1911. She married Bert Lawson born 2-6-1909, the son of John and Mary (Morton) Lawson. They had a daughter Patsy June Lawson born 10-25-1935. She married Joseph Vandergriff born 9-20-1934. They had 2 children-David Edward Vandergriff born 12-26-1961, and Brad Lee Vandergriff born 2-26-1965. Bert and Bessie Hopkins and their family lived in the Alton, IL area.

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(4a) Lee and Mamie (Westfall) Hopkins's daughter Velda Hopkins was born 5-17-1923 in Alton, IL. She married Edward Trice born 12-21-1920 in Barlow, Kentucky, the son of James and Elnora (Commines) Trice. They had a daughter, Judith Trice born 9-17-1940. She married Donald Hodapp born 7-18-1934, the son of Walter and Elizabeth Hodapp. They had 3 daughters-Linda Kay Hodapp born 9-22-1961 in Breeze, IL, Starla Lyn Hodapp born 8-23-1965 in Alton, IL, and Deanna Sue Hodapp born 3-14-1970 in Alton, IL.

(4) Nora Westfall

Nora Westfall, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall was born 1-8-1887 near Reedyville (now Reedy), Roane County, West Virginia. She died 4-22-1944 in Illinois. She lived with my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and grandmother Frances (McCaulley) Westfall (her stepmother), and with my father and his other brothers and sisters growing up on their farm near Fieldon IL. She married Frank Kraushaar Jr. (my mother's uncle) 10-13-1905. Frank Kraushaar was born in 1862 near Fieldon, IL, the son of Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar Sr. He died in 1937.

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Frank and Nora (Westfall) Kraushaar had 3 children-Frank Jr. (Frankie) Kraushaar, Leo Kraushaar, and Frances Kraushaar.

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(1a) Frank and Nora (Westfall) Kraushaar's son Frank Kraushaar Jr. (Frankie) was born 8-1-1906 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He died in 1995 in Macoupin Co., IL. He married Julia A. Jordan 4 Jun 1926 in Alton, IL. She was born 3 Nov 1898 in Macoupin Co., IL, and died 14 Mar 1983 in Alton, IL. She was a daughter of Fritz Jordan and Rega Marth. Frank "Frankie" Kraushaar Jr. and Julia A. (Jordan) Kraushaar had no children. They are both buried in Hettick City cemetery near South Palmyra Township, Macoupin County Illinois.

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Frank "Frankie" Kraushaar Jr.'s wife Julia A. (Jordan) Kraushaar's obituary - Julia A. (Jordan) Kraushaar; b. 3 Nov 1898, Macoupin Co., IL; d. 14 Mar 1983, Alton, IL; Bu.: Hettick Cem., Hettick, IL; M. Frank Kraushaar on 4 Jun 1926 in Alton, IL; Fa.: Fritz Jordan; Mo.: Rega Marth; Survived by her husband.

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(2a) Frank and Nora (Westfall) Kraushaar's daughter Frances Hattie Kraushaar was born 3-13-1908 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She died 11-30-1986 in Alton, IL. She was married to Michael Fred Traunecker born 5-8-1894, the son of John and Jacobina (Ferenbach) Traunecker. His parents were born in Germany. He died 5-29-1969 in Alton, IL. Michael and Frances had one son, John Michael Traunecker born 6-12-1924. He died 7-27-1952 in Alton, IL.

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Frank & Nora (Westfall) Kraushaar's daughter Frances H. (Kraushaar) Traunecker's obituary - Frances H. Traunecker, 78, of Alton, died at 3:57 am today, October 30, 1986, at St. Joseph's hospital. Mrs Traunecker was employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Company for 9 years, retiring in 1947 as a selector. She was born in Fieldon, the daughter of the late Frank & Nora (Westfall) Kraushaar. On September 10, 1924, in Alton, she married Michael F. Traunecker, who died in 1969. 2 brothers survive, Leo Kraushaar of Godfrey and Frank Kraushaar of Hettick. Visitation is scheduled from 4-9 pm Friday at Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Services will be conducted there at 10:30 am Saturday by Rev. Lance Bently. Burial will be in Upper Alton cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey, where she was a member.

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Frances Hattie (Kraushaar) Traunecker's husband Michael Fred Traunecker's sister Ida Helena (Traunecker) Miller's obituary - Died 03-29-1973. Final services were held Saturday afternoon at Jacoby Funeral Home for Ida Helena Miller, 86, of this city whose death occurred on March 29 at Jersey Community Hospital. Rev. William H. Smith officiated at the rites. Interment was in Fieldon cemetery. Born June 17, 1886 in Jersey County she was the daughter of John and Jokobina Ferenbach Traunecker. Her husband was the late David Miller. Her survivors are three sisters, Miss Elizabeth Traunecker of Jerseyville; Miss Augusta Traunecker and Mrs. Emma C. Gerson of Alton and a nephew. Her husband, two infant daughters, parents, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home.

Frances Hattie (Kraushaar) Traunecker's husband Michael Fred Traunecker's sister Elizabeth Traunecker's obituary - Died 01-20-1982. Elizabeth Traunecker, 93, was found dead on the floor of the bathroom at her home, in which the temperature was 40 degrees. Miss Traunecker lived at 505 W. Spruce and a neighbor, Mrs. Mowen called thepolice about 1 pm January 20. She had not been able to reach the elderly woman by telephone and she had not answered her door. The police entered the home through an unlocked window and found the victim lying on the floor. The hot water was running but there was no overflow, and the stool was leaking from the tank entrance and the floor was partially covered with water. Further investigation revealed that the thermostat was turned down as low as possible and a check of the furnace by the police, found the pilot light was out. Mrs. Mowen said she last talked with the victim on Friday January 15. All the windows and the basement were secure according to the police report by Patrolman Gary Kallal. Miss Traunecker was born June 8, 1888 in Jersey County, a daughter of John & Jacobina (Ferenbach) Traunecker. She is survived by 1 sister, Emma C. Gerson of Alton. 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Services were conducted Friday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville by Rev. Lance Bently with burial in Fieldon cemetery. An inquest is pending.

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(3a) Frank and Nora (Westfall) Kraushaar's son Leo Kraushaar was born 9-10-1918 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Alena Parker born 12-10-1923 in Alton, IL. They had 4 children-Robert Dale Kraushaar, David Leo Kraushaar, Carol Ann Kraushaar, and Della Kay Kraushaar.

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(1aa) Leo and Mary Alena (Parker) Kraushaar's daughter Carol Ann Kraushaar was born 7-22-1943 in Alton, and was unmarried the last information I had.

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(2aa) Leo and Mary Alena (Parker) Kraushaar's son Robert Dale Kraushaar was born 8-30-1945 in Alton, IL. He married Beverly Joyce Baum born 7-29-1948, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Baum. They had 2 children-Jennifer Rene Kraushaar born 4-25-1968 and Robert Lee Kraushaar born 7-8-1970.

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(1aaaa) Robert Dale Kraushaar and Beverly Joyce (Baum) Kraushaar's son Robert Lee Kraushaar's wife Laurie (Barton) Kraushaar's father William Ray Barton's obituary - William Ray Barton, 65, died at 12:37 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2011 at St. Louis University Hospital. Born August 4, 1945 in Alton, he was the son of Norman D. and Edna L. (Summers) Barton. He was a retired auto mechanic and enjoyed camping, fishing, and dog training. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alton and was devoted to his family. On October 16, 1992 in Las Vegas, he married the former Janice E. Lambert. She survives. Also surviving are two sons and a daughter, William R. Barton Jr. of Alton, Laurie Kraushaar and her husband Robert of Brighton, and Shane Barton of Alton, three grandchildren, Dustin Kraushaar, Ashley Kraushaar, and Kylie Barton, and his uncle, Raymond Barton of Godfrey. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Leann Barton, and his brother Norman Barton who was killed in action in Vietnam. A memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton. Reverend Andre’ Dobson will officiate. Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aaaaa) Robert Dale Kraushaar and Beverly Joyce (Baum) Kraushaar's grandson and their daughter and son-in-law David and Jennifer (Kraushaar) Womack Jr's son Brian M. Womack's obituary - Brian M. Womack, 22, died at 7:06 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 10, 1985, in Hopewell, Va. His parents are David Womack Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Grafton and his mother, Jennifer Womack, of Springfield, Ill. He married the former Heather Bell on April 20, 2007, in Jerseyville. She survives. He was a laborer in brick laying.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Hayden M. Womack of Grafton; his paternal grandparents, David and Kara Womack Sr. of Grafton; maternal grandparents, Robert and Beverly Kraushaar of Godfrey; paternal great-grandparents, Richard and Geraldine Waggoner of Texas; his maternal great-grandmother, Mary Kraushaar of Alton; a sister, Sarah Womack of Springfield; two brothers, Reis Gaffney and Elijah Womack, both of Grafton; and a nephew and niece, J.J. and Nevaeh. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Thomas and Muriel Womack; his maternal great-grandfather, Leo Kraushaar; and his paternal great-grandfather, Crystal Duff. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville and from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at First Baptist Church in Grafton. The Rev. William Hendricks will officiate. Burial will be at Scenic Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(3aa) Leo and Mary Alena (Parker) Kraushaar's daughter Della Kay Kraushaar was born 6-1-1947. She married Donald Lee Cochran born 8-21-1944. hey had a daughter Susie Alene Cochran born 8-17-1967.

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(4aa) Leo and Mary Alena (Parker) Kraushaar's son David Leo Kraushaar born 1-21-1952 married Cristy Lane Grey born 11-9-1954.

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Frank Kraushaar Jr. had been married prior to his marriage to Nora Westfall. He married 1st Katurah Emeline Hughes 10 Jan 1883 in Jersey County, Illinois. Katurah Emeline Hughes was born in 1867. She was a daughter of Thomas and Lucinda (Rutherford) Hughes. Frank Kraushaar and Katurah Emeline Hughes must not have had children together, and divorced soon after the marriage. She remarried 5 years later to Nicholas Albert 15 May 1888 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Frank Kraushaar married 2nd to Ida Houseman. Ida Houseman was born in 1870, and died in 1904. She was buried in Houseman Cemetery in Jersey County, IL. After her death in 1904 Frank Kraushaar married 3rd to my father's half sister Nora Westfall 13 Oct 1905 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. Frank Kraushaar and his 2nd wife Ida Houseman had 4 children-William (Bill) Kraushaar, Frank Louis Kraushaar, Henry Edward Kraushaar, and Gussie Kraushaar.

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Frank Kraushaar's 2nd wife's Ida (Houseman) Kraushaar's obituary - Mrs. Frank Kraushaar, died 10-00-1904 (died in Oct. 1904, exact date unknown). From Jerseyville Republican Newspaper, 20 October 1904: Mrs. Frank Kraushaar, 34 years old, died at home 12 miles northwest of city. Funeral was by I. D. Crawford with burial in Houseman cemetery.

(5) Eva May Westfall

Eva May Westfall, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall. She lived with my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and grandmother Frances (McCaulley) Westfall (her stepmother), and with my father and his other brothers and sisters growing up on their farm near Fieldon IL. She was born 1-10-1892 near Reedy, Roane County, West Virginia. She died 11-23-1978 in Alton, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Michael Thomas Haag Sr. 2-23-1916 in Jersey County, IL, the son of Jacob and Jennie (Schreiber) Haag. Eva's husband Michael Thomas Haag Sr. was born May 11, 1890 in Jersey County, IL, and he died Jan. 20, 1956 in Alton, Madison County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s father Jacob Haag was born in Germany. Naturalization Records from Jersey County, IL shows a Jacob Haag became a naturalized citizen of the United States 1883/1886. Jacob Haag (John Jacob Haag) was born Sep. 12, 1862 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and died Jan. 23, 1941 in Jersey County, IL. He came to the US in 1880 (according to his 1920 Census) and was a Stone Mason. He died 23 Jan 1941 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Jacob's Haag, Michael Haag's father, married 1st Jennie Schreiber May 10, 1897 in Jersey County, IL. She died Mar. 21, 1905 in Jersey County, IL. He married 2nd Johanna Ahrling Oct. 30, 1907 in Jersey County, IL. Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s stepmother Johanna (Ahrling) Haag was born Oct. 22, 1867, at Oldenburg, Germany and died Mar. 17, 1950 at her home near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Children of Michael Haag's father Jacob Haag and his 1st wife Jennie Schreiber were-Mary Anna Haag born July 12, 1899 in Jersey County, IL, died Oct. 29, 1975 in Madison County, IL, married Theodore Droste; Michael Thomas Haag Sr. born May 11, 1890 in Jersey County, IL, died Jan. 20, 1956, married Eva Westfall; and John Jacob Haag born in Mar. 1905, died July 16, 1905 (4 Months old). Child of Michael Haag's father Jacob Haag and his 2nd wife Johanna Ahrling was-Theresa Haag born in May 1910, died July 28, 1991, married 1st Charles W. Medford, married 2nd Andrew Albert Hetzel.

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Jasper and Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall's daughter Eva M. (Westfall) Haag's obituary - The funeral of Mrs. Eva May Haag, 85, of 212 Ferguson, Jersyville was conducted Saturday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl J. Cook of Alton. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 23, 1978 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton. She was born in West Virginia Jan. 10, 1893, a daughter of Jasper and Mary Jane Shannon Westfall. Her husband, Michael T. Haag, died Jan. 20, 1956.

She is survived by a son, Michael Haag, Jerseyville; a daughter, Dorothy Michael, Alton; two half brothers, Floyd Westfall of Medora and Jasper Westfall of Alton; a half sister, Anne Coleman, Jerseyville; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, and two half brothers, a half sister and four sisters.

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Eva M. (Westfall) Haag's husband Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s obituary - Michael Thomas Haag Sr., 65, who had suffered a heart condition for the past 12 years, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday in Alton Memorial Hospital. Mr. Haag was moved to the hospital Sunday. He was retired six years ago from Mississippi Lime & Cement Co., where he had worked as a watchman. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Haag, he was born in Jersey County, May 11, 1890, and came to Alton 30 years ago. He had lived at 622 E. Fifth St., for the past eight years. Mr. Haag is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Westfall Haag, whom he was married to Feb. 23, 1916 in Jerseyville; three children, Michael Thomas Jr., Mrs. Dorothy Michael, and Mrs. Winifred Herbstreit of Alton, and four grandchildren. The body is at Staten's Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m Sunday. The Rev. Warner, of Hartford, will conduct rites in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville.

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Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr. had 4 children-Dorothy Stella Haag, Winnifred Kitty Haag, Michael Thomas Haag Jr., and Mary Elizabeth Haag.

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(1a) Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s daughter Dorothy Stella Haag was born Oct. 10, 1918. She died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville, IL. Her burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Dorothy married Lawrence Michael on Dec. 24, 1941, in Alton, and he died July 7, 1980. He was born Feb. 4, 1915, a son of Michael and Nora (Lawliss) Michael. They had one daughter, Geraldine Michael born 3-19-1937. She married Larry Hartley born 1-5-1936, the son of Alvin and Irene Hartley. They had a son David Hartley born 9-18-1959. He now lives near Chicago, IL. Geraldine later married Frank Kovarik and they live in Grafton, IL.

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Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s daughter Dorothy Stella (Haag) Michael's obituary - Dorothy Stella Michael, 91, formerly of Alton, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Jersey County on Oct. 10, 1918, one of three children born to the late Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag. Dorothy married Lawrence Michael on Dec. 24, 1941, in Alton, and he died July 7, 1980. During World War II, Dorothy was employed at the Western Cartridge, and later worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Manufacturing. After her marriage and birth of her daughter, she stayed at home and cared for her family.

Dorothy and Lawrence were residents of Alton during their married life, and it wasn't until after his death that Dorothy located to Jersey County in 1986. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Gerry and Franklin Kovarik of Grafton; a grandson, David Hartley of Elgin; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Donna Haag of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Herbstreit. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Dennis Hill will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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(2a) Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s daughter Winnifred Kitty Haag was born 11-26-1923. She is deceased. She married Arthur Herbstreit born 10-20-1916, the son of Julius and Henrietta Herbstreit. They had one son Carl Arthur Herbstreit born 3-4-1946.

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(3a) Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s son Michael Thomas Haag Jr. born 10-19-1930 married Donna collins born 9-24-1933, the daugter of Alvin and Ruth (Oliver) Collins. They had 3 children-Phyllis June Haag born, 6-19-1951, Steven Eugene Haag born 7-16-1953 married Deborah Dunham the daughter of Edward and Hazel (Devening) Dunham, and Byron Lee Haag born 7-19-1971.

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(4a) Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s daughter Mary Elizabeth Haag died in infancy 12-26-1926. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

(6) Grace Westfall

Grace Westfall, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall was born 8-21-1890 in Reedy, Roane County, West Virginia. She died 9-29-1974 in Kansas. She married Henry Moisten Lentz born 2-22-1885 in Abbyville, Reno County, Kansas. He died 3-10-1957 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. He was the son of Daniel and Mary (Whittenburg) Lentz. Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz had 6 children-Ethel Fern Lentz, Edith May Lentz, Ruby Genevieve Lentz, Freda Opal Lentz, Russell Enloe Lentz, and Robert Leroy Lentz.

Henry Moisten Lentz's father Daniel Lentz was born in 1833 in Richland Co., OH, and died 7-9-1902 in Abbyville, Reno Co., Kansas. He was the son of Samuel and Catherine Lentz. He married first Dell Whitman in 1858 in Iowa. She died in childbirth 3-15-1860 in Iowa. Daniel Lentz and his first wife Dell (Whitman) Lentz had a son Franklin I. Lentz born 3-15-1860 in Iowa, and died 3-15-1924 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was unmarried. He owned a small farm near Abbyville, Kansas and was a carpenter who was noted for the fine cabinets he built. In winter he was a fur trader. Daniel Lentz remarried after the death of first wife to Mary Whittenburg in 1884. She died in 1899. Daniel Lentz and his second wife Mary (Whittenburg) Lentz had 6 children-Henry Moisten Lentz, William Newell Lentz, Iola Lentz, Albert Lentz, Alice Lentz, and Viola Lentz.

(1x) Daniel and Mary (Whittenburg) Lentz's son Henry Moisten Lentz was born 2-22-1885 in Abbyville, Reno County, Kansas. He died 3-10-1957 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. He married Grace Westfall, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall was born 8-21-1890 in Reedy, Roane County, West Virginia. She died 9-29-1974 in Kansas. Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz had 6 children-Ethel Fern Lentz, Edith May Lentz, Ruby Genevieve Lentz, Freda Opal Lentz, Russell Enloe Lentz, and Robert Leroy Lentz.

(2x) Daniel and Mary (Whittenburg) Lentz's son William Newell Lentz was born 3-2-1888, and 5-28-1927 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was unmarried.

(3x) Daniel and Mary (Whittenburg) Lentz's daughter Iola Lentz (twin to Viola) was born in 1891, and died in 1894 in the diphtheria epidemic.

(4x) Daniel and Mary (Whittenburg) Lentz's son Albert Lentz and their daughter (5x) Alice Lentz (twins) were both born in 1893, and both died in 1894 in the epidemic.

(6x) Daniel and Mary (Whittenburg) Lentz's daughter Viola Maye Lentz was born 12-19-1891 in Abbyville, Kansas, and died 2-6-1975 in Spring Valley, California. She married William Harrison Mangels son of William David Mangels and Martha (Ahrens) Mangels. He was born 11-6-1888 in Keokuk, Clark County, MO. He died in California. William David Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels had 8 children-Hazel Elberta Mangels, Martha Matilda Mangels, Clifford Daniel Mangels, William Henry Mangels, Vera May Mangels, Charles Wesley Mangels, Glen Albert Mangels, and Russell Dean Mangels.

(1xx) William David Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels's daughter Hazel Elberta Mangels was born 12-10-1913 in Sylvia, Reno Co., Kansas. She married first William Ralph Glenn. He was a son of William A. Glenn and Maggie (Combs) Glenn Tipton. Maggie was a daughter of William Wallace Combs who was one of the first pioneers of Southwestern Kansas. William A. Glenn died at 27. His widowed wife Maggie, who had a cattle ranch, then married 2nd Guy Mace Tipton. Guy rode the Chisholm Trail and worked on the Point of Rocks Ranch in Morton County, KS. Hazel married second Chalmers Victor Buck born 9-7-1920 in Cutbank, Glacier Co., Montana, the son of Robert Stavely and Ethel (Waterhouse) Buck. William Ralph Glenn and Hazel Elberta (Mangels) Glenn had 4 children-Twilla Kay Glenn, Larry Guy Glenn, Sheila Rae Glenn, and Teri Ann Glenn.

(1xxx) William Ralph Glenn and Hazel Elberta (Mangels) Glenn's daughter Twilla Kay Glenn was born in Richfield, Morton Co., Kansas, married Thomas Mathew Lefton born 7-25-1931 in Kramer, Warren Co., IN, the son of Sherman Leroy and Carmen (Pattengale) Lefton. Thomas Mathew Lefton and Twilla Kay (Glenn) Lefton had these children-Thomas Mathew Lefton born 7-3-1956, Terri Kay Lefton born 7-26-1957, Tammy Kathleen Lefton born 4-17-1959, Tonya Krestin Lefton born 5-10-1961, and Tricia Karleen Lefton born 8-21-1963 all born in National City, San Diego Co., Calif.

(2xxx) William Ralph Glenn and Hazel Elberta (Mangels) Glenn's son Larry Guy Glenn was born 9-9-1938 in Richfield, Morton Co., Kansas, and married Cynthia Burris born 2-5-1947 in San Diego, Calif, the daughter of Leith and Mary Jane (Parks) Burris. Larry Guy Glenn and Cynthia (Burris) Glenn had 2 children-Shelly Denise Glenn born 1-14-1969, and Daniel Weston Glenn born 10-2-1970, both born in San Diego, Calif.

(3xxx) William Ralph Glenn and Hazel Elberta (Mangels) Glenn's daughter Sheila Rae Glenn was born 6-18-1942 in San Diego, Calif, and married Charles Edie Crossland Jr. born 3-30-1943 in Fresno, Fresno Co., Calif, the son of Charles Edie and Charley Ruth (Helmstetler) Grossland Sr. Charles Edie Crossland and Sheila Rae (Glenn) Crossland had these children-Charles Edward Crossland born 10-28-1962 in La Mesa, San Diego Co., Calif, Michael William Crossland born 1-20-1964 in La Mesa, Calif, and Kassie Leige Crossland born 8-22-1966 in Medford, Jachson Co., Oregon.

(4xxx) William Ralph Glenn and Hazel Elberta (Mangels) Glenn's daughter Teri Ann Glenn was born 1-9-1945 San Diego, CA, and married William Boyd Sanders born Shamrock, Wheeler Co., Texas, the son of William Macy and Hazel Genevia (Turner) Sanders. William Boyd Sanders and Teri Ann (Glenn) Sanders had 2 children-William Scott Sanders born 6-30-1967, and Darin Glenn Sanders born 12-19-1966, both born in La Mesa, Calif.

(1xxx) Chalmers Victor Buck and Hazel Elberta (Mangels) Buck had a daughter Lura Lee Buck born 9-5-1950 Corpus Cristy, Nuesces Co., Texas, married Anthony Kienzle born 9-28-1950 in San Diego, Calif, the son of Esther (Kaufman) Kienzle.

(2xx) William Harrison Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels's daughter Martha Matilda Mangels was born 8-23-1915 in Sylvia, Reno Co., Kansas. She married Harry John Bail born 4-6-1912 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio, the son of Martin Thomas and Mary Ann (Kutzman) Bail. They had no children.

(3xx) William Harrison Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels's son Cifford Daniel Mangels was born 12-17-1917 in Sylvia, Kansas. He married first Dorothy Ideen. He married second Dorothy Lee Harford born 2-7-1920 in Ottawa, Franklin Co., Kansas, the daughter of Leroy and Maude (Averill) Harford. Children of Clifford Daniel Mangels-Judy Ann Mangels born 5-3-1942, Sandra Jean Mangels born 2-18-1947, San Diego, Calif, married 1st Larry Holt, married 2nd Gary Douglas Coss, and Ronald Robert Mangels born 6-7-1948, died 9-15-1966. (4xx) William Harrison Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels's son William Henry Mangels was born 6-17-1921 in Rolla, Morton C., Kansas, and died 5-22-1951. He married Dora Geraldine Marvel born 7-28-1924 in San Diego, Calif, the daughter of George Danford and Aimee Geraldine (Morris) Marvel. William Henry Mangels and Dora Geraldine (Marvel) Mangels had 2 children-Carolyn Mae Mangels born 3-21-1942 in San Diego, Calif, married Joe Good and they had a daughter Nicki Good born 5-12-1969, and William Danford Mangels born 3-21-1947, San Diego, Calif, married Sylvia Evlyn Hernandes born 1-12-1947 in El Salvador, the daughter of Victor Manuel and Ruth (Caville) Hernandes, William Danford Mangels and Sylvia Evlyn (Hernandes) Mangels had a daughter Michelle Ruth Mangels born 2-18-1967 in San Francisco, California.

(Note: From above William Henry Mangels and Dora Geraldine (Marvel) Mangels's daughter Carolyn Mae Mangels who was born 3-21-1942 in San Diego, Calif, and married Joe Good and they had a daughter Nicki Good born 5-12-1969, was married prior to her marriage to Joe Good to Theodore Keller Heth and they had 5 children. Children of Theodore Keller Heth and Carolyn Mae Mangels were-Theodore Keller Heth, now lives in Bunch, Oklahoma, married, has 2 daughters; John Kelly Heth, now lives in San Diego, CA area, married, has 1 daughter; Deborah Ruth Heth, now lives in Urbana, IL, married to Louie Fonseca, has 2 sons-Joshua Filkins Knoff, lives in San Marcos CA, unmarried, and Brandon Michael Knoff, lives in Urbana IL, unmarried; William Patrick Heth, now lives in San Fransisco, CA, married, no children; and Carolyn Heth, now lives in Oregon, married, has 1 son and 4 daughters. All of the children of Theodore Keller Heth and Carolyn Mae Mangels were taken into protective custody by the courts and placed in orphanages followed by foster homes and 4 of them excluding Theodore were adopted. John Kelly Heth, Deborah Ruth Heth, and William Patrick Heth were adopted by John Filkins Knoff and Betty Jane Towner in Escondido, CA. Infant sister Carolyn was adopted by a family in Las Vegas. Theodore (Teddy) Heth was never adopted and lived as a orphan till he ran away at age 17. Theodore Keller Heth died a few years ago from cancer. He served in the Army and after his divorce from Carolyn Mae Mangles he fathered another son Kevin Arebalo (mothers name Unknown). Then he also fathered another son Martin Heth of San Diego by another women (name unknown). The children after growing up began to search out their birth family and hired a company to do the investigations and found all of the missing brothers and sisters, half brother and sisters, and their birth parents, and have all become very close.)

(5xx) William Harrison Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels's daughter Vera May Mangels was born 7-3-1923 in Rolla, Morton Co., Kansas. She married Cifford Bruce Crews born 6-16-1913 in Hugo, Choctaw Co., Oklahoma, the son of Jesse and Elsie (Bohannon) Crews. Clifford Bruce Crews and Vera May (Mangel) Crews had 2 children-Charah Landa Crews born 11-1-1945 in San Diego, Calif, and Charles Bruce Crews born 3-13-1948 Rangley, Rio Blanco Co., Colorado. In 1974 he was a pianist for Tony Orlando, recording artist and TV personality.

(6xx) William Harrison Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels's son Charles Wesley Mangels was born 11-13-1925 in Rolla, Kansas, and died in action in World War II in 1945.

(7xx) William Harrison Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels's son Glenn Albert Mangels was born 4-6-1928 in Rolla, Kansas. He married Juanita Janet Lovejoy. Glenn Albert Mangels and Juanita Janet (Lovejoy) Mangels had 4 children-Glenn Albert Mangels Jr. born 2-19-1953 in San Diego, Calif, married Sheila Ryan, Eugene Winston Mangels born 7-24-1958 in La Mesa, Calif, Linda Lea Mangels born 5-18-1960 in La Mesa, Calif, and Jeanette Matilda Mangels born 1-16-1964 in La Mesa, Calif.

(8xx) William Harrison Mangels and Viola Maye (Lentz) Mangels's son Russell Dean Mangels was born 7-11-1931 in Rolla Kansas.

Henry Moisten Lentz's father Daniel Lentz was a carpenter and built houses and cabinets, and he and his son Franklin also built coffins during the diphtheria epidmic in 1894 when Daniel's mother Catherine Lentz died and 3 of his children died from diphtheria. Daniel Lentz died 7-9-1902 from a fire in his home. He had started a fire to cook breakfast and caught his clothes on fire. The fire quickly spread to the curtains and walls. Daniel's brother George was visiting at the time and he roused the children and got them out of the house, and managed to put the fire out saving part of the house, but Daniel later died of severe burns and smoke inhalation. Daniel Lentz and other Lentz family members are buried in the Abbyville Cemetery which is located 1/2 mile south on Hodge Road from Highway 50. The cemetery sits on the west side of the road surounded with a fence. It looks to be well maintained & appears to be still active. Quote from the "Cemetery Records for Reno County Kansas 1865 - 1975" book "Abbyville cemetery is a well-groomed active cemetery 1/2 mile north of Abbyville in Westminster Township. Its legal description is NE Corner of SE1/4 Sec. 9-24-8. Ephram Bridgeman transferred this tract of land to the Abbyville Cemetery Association on 24 June 1901. At the present time, there are about 261 graves in this cemetery."
Lentz Andrew J. - Dec. 15. 1916 father, 86yrs (same stone with Katherine H.)
Lentz Clyde D. - (1890-1921)
Lentz Daniel - (1833-1902)
Lentz Edith - (1894-1980)
Lentz Frank H. - (1863-1938)
Lentz Katherine H. Dec. 10, 1913 mother, 79yrs (same stone with Andrew J.)
Lentz Marian E. - (1922-1971)
Lentz Marietta - (1866-1946)
Lentz (surname tombstone) (large marble surname tombstone maybe family plot) (near Clyde D., Edith, Frank H., Marian E., Marietta)

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Henry Moisten Lentz's grandfather was Samuel Lentz born in PA, and died in Iowa in 1874. He married Catherine. She died in 1894 in Reno Co., Kansas in the diphtheria epidemic. She was born in PA. Samuel and Catherine Lentz lived in PA, and later moved to Richland Co., Ohio, and later moved to Poweshiek Co., Iowa were Samuel died in 1874. Samuel's wife Catherine then sold their farm in Iowa and moved with her children to Westminster Township, Reno Co., Kansas. Her 3 sons George, Andrew, and Daniel built the first schoolhouse in Arlington, Kansas and served on the schoolboard. They also built their own houses and helped with the construction of others. Samuel and Catherine Lentz had 4 children-John Lentz, George Lentz, Andrew J. Lentz, and Daniel Lentz.

(1x) Samuel and Catherine Lentz's son John Lentz was born in 1827 in Richland Co., Ohio, and he died young in Iowa.

(2x) Samuel and Catherine Lentz's son George Lentz was born in 1829 in Richland Co., Ohio, and died in Tulsa, OKlahoma. He married Mary (maiden name unknown). She was born in 1842 in Ohio. George Lentz and his family left Kansas when the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma was opened for settlement, and as far as anyone knows he stayed in Oklahoma. George and Mary Lentz had 4 children-Gorge William Lentz born 1867 in Iowa, died 1945 in Castleton, Kansas, married Molly Leota, Ida Mae Lentz born 1870 in Iowa, Eldora Lentz born 1875 in Kansas, and Rebecca Lentz born 1878 in Kansas.

(3x) Samuel and Catherine Lentz's son Andrew J. Lentz was born 6-12-1831 in Richland Co., Ohio, and died 12-15-1916 in Reno Co., Kansas (buried Abbyville, Kansas). He married Catherine Heit in Iowa. She was born in 1834 in PA, and died in 1913 (buried Abbyville Cemetery). Andrew and Catherine (Heit) Lentz had 6 children-Charles L. Lentz, Franklin H. Lentz, Mary G. Lentz, Jennie H. Lentz, William C. Lentz, and Alice Lentz.

(1xx) Andrew and Catherine (Heit) Lentz's son Charles L. Lentz was born in 1861 in Iowa, and died in Kansas. He married Mary Steffy. Charles and Mary (Steffy) Lentz had a son Fred Sherman Lentz born in Kansas who was locally famous as a race-car driver. Fred Lentz was born September 5, 1885 about fifteen miles southwest of Hutchinson in Westminster Township, Reno County, Kansas. He was the eldest of three known children born to Charles L. Lentz and Mary A. (Steffy) Lentz. Fred was married first c1908 to Blanche L. Burnett (1889-1913) and they made their home at Plevna, Kansas. Fred and Blanche were the parents of two daughters: Frances N. (Lentz) Knote Harland (1909-?) and Leota Nancy (Lentz) Iverson (1910-1952). Fred was married second to May Cooper on June 29, 1914 in Wichita, Kansas. No children were born to this union which ended in divorce c1928. Fred was married third before 1938 to Florence A. (Wright) Steward (1901-1967). He worked first as a “driver” for the N. E. Williams & Son grocery store in downtown Hutchinson. He then operated his own livery business and a two-car jitney cab service (that utilized Fords) in Hutchinson in 1915. Next, he opened the Auto Hospital, an auto repair business in the garage at his home at 529 W. Sherman in Hutchinson before becoming a mechanic at the Class A Garage at 610 N. Main St. In 1923, purchased the Class A Garage and moved it to 20 W. Sherman St. in Hutchinson. Next, he worked as a mechanic at the Noyes Motor Co. in Hutchinson. In 1926, Fred was the proprietor of the Silver Moon café in Hutchinson. In 1919, Fred tried to purchase a new Buick from a dealership in Hutchinson. He was told that, due to a railway car shortage, they were unable to receive any shipments from the factory. Fred drove to Flint, Michigan, got his new Buick there, and drove it home himself. Fred began racing cars on half-mile dirt racetracks around the Midwest. Lentz won four feature races at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson between 1921 and 1925 which currently places him in a twenty-three way tie for fifty-first place on the All-Time Feature Race Winners List at that racetrack. He had held that record by himself for eleven years from 1923 until 1934. Lentz had received several traffic tickets and both he and his second wife were convicted for various bootlegging activities throughout the 1920s. In 1927, he was charged with the theft of seventy-five men’s suits from the Lantz Clothing Co. in Lyons, Kansas and trying to trade them in Kansas City for sixty gallons of alcohol. Lentz was convicted and appealed his case all the way to the Kansas Supreme Court. His conviction stood and Lentz began serving his nineteen-month sentence in the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing in July of 1929. In 1938, Fred and his new wife, Florence Lentz, moved first to Kinsley, Kansas and then on to a home at 914 Morton St. in Great Bend, Kansas in 1940. They owned and operated a restaurant and Fred also took a job as a mechanic for the local International Harvester dealer, Gibson, Titus & Stafford, Inc. By 1947, he was working as a mechanic at Spruill Motors, Inc. in Great Bend. In 1943, Fred was charged with fellow Great Bend restaurateur, Harry D. King, with possession of stolen government property by selling food in their restaurants that had been stolen from a nearby Army Air Base. Lentz, King, and some soldiers were all convicted in that case in 1944. Fred was burning trash behind his home on Labor Day of 1952 when he tossed a partially full aerosol paint can into the fire. The can exploded showering him with flaming trash and he was seriously burned. Almost six weeks later, while still in the Great Bend hospital recovering from those injuries, he suffered a heart attack and passed away on October 15, 1952. He is buried in the Great Bend Cemetery at Great Bend, Kansas. Florence passed away at Great Bend on June 23, 1967 and is buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Enterprise, Kansas.

(2xx) Andrew and Catherine (Heit) Lentz's son Franklin H. Lentz was born in 1862 in Iowa, and died in 1938 in Kansas. His wife was Marietta (1866-1946 - maiden name unknown). He was called "Little Frank" by the family to distinguish him from an older cousin, but he was a large husky man. In his youth he was a trail-drover. One year he won the Kansas State Championship for calf-roping. Franklin and Marietta Lentz had a son Clyde Lentz (1890-1921) who was a World War I veteran. His wife's name was Edith (maiden name unknown). Clyde and Edith Lentz had a son Kenneth Bolin Lentz who was a World War II veteran.

(3xx) Andrew and Catherine (Heit) Lentz's daughter Mary G. Lentz "Minnie" was born in 1869 in Iowa, and died in Hutchinson, Kansas. She married Harry Fenn. Harry and Mary (Lentz) Fenn had 4 children-Julius Fenn unmarried, Catherine Fenn married Warfield Miller and they had a daughter Mary Elizabeth Miller, Alva L. Fenn married Marian King and had a daughter Mary Ann Fenn, and Laverne Fenn married Mildred Crislip and had a son Laverne Fenn Jr.

(4xx) Andrew and Catherine (Heit) Lentz's daughter Jennie H. Lentz was born in 1875 in Kansas, and died in Kansas. She married William McIver and they had a son Clayton McIver.

(5xx) Andrew and Catherine (Heit) Lentz's son William C. Lentz was born in 1879 in Kansas, and died in Kansas. He married Effie Baker. William and Effie (Baker) Lentz had 4 children-Elmer L. Lentz married Gladys Hazen and they had 2 children Robert Lee Lentz and Jeanenne Lentz; Owen W. Lentz married Anna May Turner and had 2 children-Haskel Lentz and Owen W. Lentz Jr; Beaula May Lentz married Edward Rutan and they had 2 children-Marcheta Rutan and Dean Rutan; Fern A Lentz married Eugene Bornholdt and they had 4 children-William Bornholdt, Larry J. Bornholdt, Danny Joe Bornholdt, and Michael Bornholdt.

(6xx) Andrew and Catherine (Heit) Lentz's daughter Alice Lentz married William Rutledge and they had 3 children-Arthur Rutledge married and had a son Donovan Rutledge; Leo Rutledge, wife's name Mary; and Nina Rutledge who married a man who's last name was Baird.

(4x) Samuel and Catherine Lentz's son Daniel Lentz (1833-1902) was the father of Henry Moisten Lentz who married Grace Westfall.

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Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz had 6 children-Ethel Fern Lentz, Edith May Lentz, Ruby Genevieve Lentz, Freda Opal Lentz, Russell Enloe Lentz, and Robert Leroy Lentz.

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(1a) Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz's daughter Ethel Fern Lentz born 11-11-1907 Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas married Clarence Irwin Gnagy born 7-17-1903 in Pretty Prairie, Reno County, Kansas. He died 4-26-1959 in Hayward, California. He was the son of Irvin and Mary (Leatherman) Gnagy. She married later in Jan. 1974 to Edward Schmidt, residence Santa Cruz, CA.

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Clarence and Ethel (Lentz) Gnagy had 4 children-Rosella Lucille Gnagy, Donald Eugene Gnagy, Irvin Henry Gnagy, and Marilyn Grace Gnagy.

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(1aa) Clarence and Ethel (Lentz) Gnagy's daughter Rosella Lucille Gnagy born 2-3-1929 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Paul Hodges, the son of Clyde and Lubie Hodges of Arkansas.

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Paul and Rosella (Gnagy) Hodges had 7 children-Paul Wayne Hodges, James Clyde Hodges, Sharon Sue Hodges, Karen Kaye Hodges, Shirley Rosella Hodges, Sandra Denise Hodges, and John Michael Hodges.

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(1aaa) Paul and Rosella (Gnagy) Hodges's son Paul Wayne Hodges Jr. born 11-27-1929 in Oakland, CA married Patricia Lynn Jayne, the daughter of Julian and Ruby Jayne.

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(2aaa) Paul and Rosella (Gnagy) Hodges's son James Clyde Hodges born 4-25-1949 in Oakland, CA married Pamela Joan Silva, the daughter of George and Patricia Silva. They had a daughter Cassie Jean Hodges born 9-12-1973 in Hayward, CA.

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(3aaa) Paul and Rosella (Gnagy) Hodges's daughter Sharon Sue Hodges born 3-25-1951 in Livermore, CA married Richard Lee McWilliams, the son of Leonard and Irene McWilliams. They had a daughter Shawnie Lee McWilliams born 6-24-1973 in Hayward, CA.

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(4aaa) Paul and Rosella (Gnagy) Hodges's daughter Karen Kaye Hodges born 6-24-1952 died at birth.

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(5aaa) Paul and Rosella (Gnagy) Hodges's daughter Shirley Rosella Hodges born 4-6-1954 in Almeda, CA married Jerald Martinez. They had a daughter Diana Michelle Martinez born 7-8-1971 in Hayward, CA.

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(6aaa) Paul and Rosella (Gnagy) Hodges's daughter Sandra Denise Hodges was born 11-7-1955 in Almeda, CA.

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(7aaa) Paul and Rosella (Gnagy) Hodges's son John Michael Hodges was born 2-5-1957 in Almeda, CA.

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(2aa) Clarence and Ethel (Lentz) Gnagy's son Donald Eugene Gnagy died at birth in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas in 1931.

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(3aa) Clarence and Ethel (Lentz) Gnagy's son Irvin Henry Gnagy born 7-7-1932 Hutchinson, Kansas married Karen Hammer in Germany born 6-25-1941 in Erlenwiessen, Germany, the daughter of Theodore and Elfried (Franzisky) Hammer. They had 4 children-William Benn Gnagy born 3-13-1958 in Frankfort, Germany, Barbara Ann Gnagy born 12-17-1959 in Almeda, CA, Theodore John Gnagy born 10-7-1961 in Almeda, CA, and Charles Steven Ganagy born 12-17-1969 in Hayward, CA.

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(4aa) Clarence and Ethel (Lentz) Gnagy's daughter Marilyn Grace Gnagy born 7-25-1938 Hutchinson, Kansas was married and divorced twice. She had 5 children-Steven Dennis born 6-26-1956 in Hayward, CA, Kathleen Marie born 1-1-1958 in Castro Valley, CA, Teresa Gail born 1-11-1959 in Hutchinson, Kansa, Anna Jo born 10-18-1963 in Oakland, CA, and Thomas Allen born 6-12-1965 in Oakland, CA.

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(2a) Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz's daughter Edith May Lentz born 2-2-1910 in Darlow, Kansas married Roy Clarence Walker born 9-281893 in Turon, Reno County, Kansas, the son of Walter Clarence and Lodia May (Harris) Walker. He died 9-24-1957 in Hutchinson, Kansas. They had 2 children-Geraldine W. Walker and Walter Henry Walker.

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(1aa) Roy and Edith (Lentz) Walker's daughter Geraldine W. Walker was born 10-17-1932 in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was married and divorced 3 times. She had 6 children-Glen Eugene born 10-23-1951, Anita Jean born 8-8-1953, Dale Lyle born 9-19-1954,Polly Lea born 5-21-1959, Jill Ellen born 1-8-1966, and Craig Allen born 5-24-1970.

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(2aa) Roy and Edith (Lentz) Walker's son Walter Henry Walker born 109-1934 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Aiko Kivia in Japan. They had 3 children-James Henry Walker born 7-27-1957 in Hutchinson, Kansas, Larry Eugene Walker born 1-27-1959 in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Sandra Lee Walker born 6-9-1962 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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(3a) Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz's daughter Ruby Genevieve Lentz was born 10-18-1911 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. She died April 15, 2010 at the Golden Living Center-Brookview in Indianapolis. Her burial was at the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester, IN. She married Charles Willis Wilmore (Col. Retired) in 1930. He was born 2-23-1907 in Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana, the son of Fred Sherman and Anna Mae (Griffin) Wilmore. He died in April 1996 in Indiana. Charles and Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore Sr. had 3 children-Phyllis Allene Wilmore, John Howard Wilmore, and Charles Willis Wilmore Jr.

(Note: Much of the information about the Westfalls on my genealogy website came from a book about the Westfalls researched by Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore.)

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Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore's obituary - Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore, 98, of Winchester, passed away April 15, 2010 at the Golden Living Center-Brookview in Indianapolis. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on October 18, 1911, the third of six children born to Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz. She married Charles W. Wilmore of Lynn, Indiana in 1930. During the World War II years, she and her three children accompanied her husband as the Army transferred him to several states and returned to Lynn when he went overseas. After the war she followed him with the two boys to Korea before returning to Lynn. After the children were grown, they moved to Winchester in 1958. She was a wonderful mother to her three children and grandmother to nine grandchildren. 

When all the children had grown, she turned her attention to genealogy research. She first researched her husband's relatives and in 1972 published a genealogy book on the Lesley, Wilmore and Griffin families. She then turned to her own family and in 1975 published a book on the Westfall and Shannon families. She then began an in-depth research of the Westfall family which continued until she published Westfall Research in 1985. She donated copies of her work to libraries throughout the United States. Copies of her work can be found in the Randolph County Museum and in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC as well as in many other libraries. She was preceded in death by her five brothers and sisters, by her husband of 66 years, Charles W. Wilmore, her son John H. Wilmore, her son-in-law, Leon Zimmerman, and her grandson, Steven L. Zimmerman. She leaves to cherish her memory: a daughter, Phyllis Zimmerman of Indianapolis, a son, Charles Wilmore, Jr. of Springfield, Va.: grandchildren, David Zimmerman and Linda Zimmerman of San Francisco, John C. Wilmore of Houston, Texas, Jeff Wilmore and Lucinda Wilmore of Los Angeles, Garry Wilmore of Phoenix, Arizona, Michael Wilmore of Baltimore, Md., and Valerie Burton of Manassas, Va., as well as six great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held Friday, April 23, 2010 at Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester. Friends and relatives may call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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Charles Willis Wilmore Sr's father Fred Sherman Wilmore was born in 1884, and died in 1968. He was the son of David Willis Wilmore and Alice Lesley. He married Anna Mae Griffin in Sheridan, IN. She was born in 1885 and died in 1968. She was the daughter of Charles and Mary Adeline (Moore) Griffin. Fred Sherman Wilmore and Anna Mae (Griffin) Wilmore had 3 children-Charles Willis Wilmore born 1907 who married Ruby Genevieve Lentz; Ruth Geraldine Wilmore born 1913; and John Howard Wilmore (1919-1931). Charles Willis Wilmore Sr's grandfather was David Willis Wilmore (1854-1945), married Alice Lesley (1855-1934) in Randolph Co., IN. He was a son of John Love Wilmore and Mary Lesley. David Willis Wilmore and Alice (Lesley) Wilmore had 5 children-Jay Carlton Wilmore (1880-1930), Fred Sherman Wilmore (1884-1968) Charles Willis Wilmore Sr's father, Glen Thurman Wilmore (1888-1897), Ralph Lesley Wilmore (1892-1911), and Nellie Mabel Wilmore (1894-1914). Charles Willis Wilmore Sr's great grandfather was John Love Wilmore born 19 Sep 1831 in Wayne Co., Indiana, died 1890. He married Mary Lesley in Randolph Co., Indiana, born 23 May 1833 in Randolph Co., Indiana. She was the daughter of Abraham and Margaret (Huston) Lesley. John Love Wilmore and Mary (Lesley) Wilmore had these children-David Willis Wilmore born 22 jun 1854 in Adams Co., Indiana, died 1945; Louisa O. Wilmore born abt. 1857; John H. Wilmore; Lee Wilmore; and Guy Wilmore. Charles Willis Wilmore Sr's gr. gr. grandfather was Willis Clayton Wilmore born 17 Feb 1801 in Amherst Co., VA, died abt. 1888 in Randolph Co.,, Indiana. He married 1st Sarah Love abt. 1825 in Gallia Co., OH. She was born abt 1802 in Guilford Co., North Carolina. He married 2nd wife unknown. Children of Willis Clayton Wilmore and his 1st wife Sarah Love were-Lucinda Sarah Wilmore born 9 Sep 1829 in Wayne Co., Indiana; William Harrison Wilmore; John Love Wilmore born 19 Sep 1831 in Wayne Co., Indiana; Nancy Ann Wilmore born abt. 1833; James Willis Wilmore orn abt. 1836; Jesse W. Wilmore born 26 May 1838 in Lynnville, Randolph Co., Indiana; Benjamin Franklin Wilmore born 8 Jan 1842 in Winchester, Randolph Co., Indiana; Isaac Newton Wilmore born 3 Jan 1842; and Mary Jane Wilmore born abt. 1844. Charles Willis Wilmore Sr's gr. gr. gr. grandfather was William Wilmore born abt. 1769 in King and Queen Co., VA, died abt. 1856 in Jackson Co., OH. He married 1st Nancy Harrison 28 Aug 1798 in Amherst Co., VA. She was born abt. 1779 in Amherst Co., VA. He married 2nd Sarah Susanna Gresham born abt. 1781 in Kentucky. Children of William Wilmore and his 1st wife Nancy Harrison were-John Harrison Wilmore born in Amherst Co., VA; Willis Clayton Wilmore born 17 Feb 1801 in Amherst Co., VA; James Harrison Wilmore born 21 Mar 1801 in Amherst Co., VA; Children of William Wilmore and his 2nd Sarah Susanna Gresham were-Hezekiah Wilmore born abt. 1807 in Amherst Co., VA; Mary Anne Wilmore born abt. 1809 in Amherst Co., VA; Rosaline Wilmore born abt. 1811 in Amherst Co., VA; Elizabeth Wilmore born abt. 1813 in Amherst Co., VA; Thomas Wilmore born abt. 1815 in Amherst Co., VA; Rebecca Wilmore; William Rodney Wilmore born abt. 1820 in Amherst Co., VA; Robert Wilmore born abt. 1821 in Amherst Co., VA; Levi Wilmore born 13 Jul 1823 in Amherst Co., VA; Nancy Wilmore born abt. 1824 in Amherst Co., VA; and Stephen Noah Wilmore born 9 Sep 1826 in Jackson Co., OH. Charles Willis Wilmore Sr's gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather was John Wilmore born 1748 in King and Queen Co., VA, died abt. 1779 in Goochland Co., VA. His wife's name unknown. John Wilmore and his wife (name unknown) had a son William Wilmore born abt. 1769 in King and Queen Co., VA. Charles Willis Wilmore Sr's gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather was Daniel Wilmore born abt. 1701 in England, died abt. 1773 in Cumberland Co., VA. He married Mary Reynolds. Children of Daniel Wilmore and Mary Reynolds were-John Wilmore born abt. 1748 in King and Queen Co., VA, and James Wilmore born abt. 1738.

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Charles and Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore Sr. had 3 children-Phyllis Allene Wilmore, John Howard Wilmore, and Charles Willis Wilmore Jr.

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(1aa) Charles and Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore Sr's daughter Phyllis Allene Wilmore born 3-30-1931 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Leon Bernard Zimmerman (Lt. Col. Reserve) born 11-19-1930 in Ridgeville, Indiana, the son of Herman and Katherine (Long) Zimmerman. They had 3 chilren-David Leon Zimmerman born 5-12-1953 in El Paso, Texas, Linda Ruth Zimmerman born 8-27-1958 in Winchester, Indiana, and Steven Lee Zimmerman born 12-3-1960 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Phyllis Allene (Wilmore) Zimmerman's husband Leon Bernard Zimmerman's great grandfather was Emanuel Zimmerman Sr. born in Wittenberg, Germany, and died in Randolph Co., Indiana. He married in Wittenberg, Germany Anna Elizabeth Wise born in Germany, and died in Indiana. Emanuel and Anna Elizabeth (Wise) Zimmerman had 8 children-Jacob Zimmerman, married Emma Jones; Emanuel Zimmerman Jr., married Phoebe Gantz; John Zimmerman, married Flora Mendenhall; George Zimmerman, married Rosella Gantz; William Zimmerman, married Flora Pace; Martin Zimmerman, married Cassie Henizer; Phillip Zimmerman, married Della Boyer; and Albert Zimmerman, married Eva Shoemaker.

Leon Bernard Zimmerman's grandfather was George Zimmerman born in 1865, and died in 1915 in Indiana. He married in Randoph Co., Indiana Rosella Gantz born in 1869, and died in 1915. George and Rosella (Gantz) Zimmerman had 2 children-William Herman Zimmerman and Merle Lucille Zimmerman. (1x) George and Rosella (Gantz) Zimmerman's son Willam Herman Zimmerman was born 10-26-1893 in Randolph Co., Indiana, and he married Katherine Long born 11-22-1895 in Spring Mills, Centre Co., PA, the daughter of George Henry Long and Blanche (Bitner) Long. William Herman Zimmerman and Blanche (Bitner) Long had 3 children-Glenn George Zimmerman born 1-15-1923, married Bettie Jean Barber, the daughter of Tracey and Velma (Almenrode) Barber; Dean Herman Zimmerman born 1-17-1925, married Mary Joan De Voss, the daughter of Paul and Pearl (Moyer) De Voss; and Leon Bernard Zimmerman who married Phyllis Allene Wilmore. (2x) George and Rosella (Gantz) Zimmerman's daughter Merle Lucille Zimmerman born 5-27-1899, married Russell Newton born 10-14-1895, and they had a son George Newton who married Betty Lytel. George and Betty (Lytel) Newton had 4 children-George Newton born 1957, Barney Newton born 1959, Susie Newton born 1961, and Laura Newton born 1965.

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(2aa) Charles and Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore Sr's son John Howard Wilmore (Major Army Reserve) was born 12-5-1932 in Randolph County, Indiana. He married Constance Juaregui the daughter of Joseph and Winnefred Juaregui. They had 3 children-John Charles Wilmore born 5-19-1955 in Winchester, Indiana, Lucinda Elaine Wilmore born 7-7-1956 at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia, and Jefferson Edward Wilmore born 6-14-1961 at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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(3aa) Charles and Ruby Genevieve (Lentz) Wilmore Sr's son Charles Willis Wilmore Jr. (Agent FBI) born 9-16-1934 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Jean Rankin born in Richmond, Indiana, the daughter of Donald and Nancy (Bell) Rankin. They had 3 children-Garry Bruce Wilmore born 6-9-1953 in Richmond, Indiana, Michael Allen Wilmore born 5-7-1962 in Reno, Nevada, and Valerie Jean Wilmore born 6-5-1964 in Reno, Nevada.

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(4a) Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz's daughter Freda Opal Lentz born 6-30-1915 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Harold Ralston born 3-30-1916 , the son of Alexander and Winnifred (Frazier) Ralston. They had 3 children-Richard Randolph Ralston Jr, Gary Arlan Ralston, and Carole Allene Ralston.

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(1aa) Harold and Freda (Lentz) Ralston's son Richard Randolph Ralston born 12-5-1939 in Dallas, Texas married Melanie Louise Shanklin born in Petuluma, CA, the daughter of Chester and Geneva (Stratton) Shanklin. They had 3 children-Toi Jolene Ralston born 12-18-1964, Richard Randolph Ralston Jr. born 6-28-1966 in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Paul Cardwell Ralston born 2-24-1969 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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(2aa) Harold and Freda (Lentz) Ralston's son Gary Arlan Ralston born 1-22-1942 married Stella Benton, the daughter of Joseph and Anne (Thomas) Benton. They had 2 children-Christina Gayle Ralston born 12-3-1964 in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Shelley Arlene Ralston borm 11-23-1966 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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(3aa) Harold and Freda (Lentz) Ralston's daughter Carole Allene Ralston born 10-18-1946 married Michael Lynn Boyle born 1-22-1946, the son of James and Virginia (Dodge) Boyle. They had no children.

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(5a) Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz's son Russell Enloe Lentz born 6-10-1917 in Hutchinson, Kansas was unmarried.

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(6a) Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz's son Robert Leroy Lentz born 3-4-1919 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Marjorie Blackburn in Australia. She was born 4-10-1923 in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, the daughter of Percy and Edith (Field) Blackburn. They had 5 children-Cheryl Diane Lentz, Denis Leroy Lentz, Roger Edwin Lentz, Janis Eleanor Lentz, and Julie Ann Lentz.

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(1aa) Robert Leroy and Marjorie (Blackburn) Lentz's daughter Cheryl Diane Lentz born 1-13-1945 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Dewey Duane Catlin born 8-2-1947 in Hardtner, Kansas, the son of Bruce and Betty (Lambert) Catlin. They had 2 children- Melissa Dawn Catlin born 9-16-1968, and Victoria Ann Catlin born 6-1-1974 in Goodland, Kansas.

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(2aa) Robert and Marjorie (Blackburn) Lentz's son Denis Leroy Lentz born 8-14-1950 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Joyce McNett, the daughter of Willis and Naomi (Mark) McNett. They had 1 son, John Edwin Lentz born 3-13-1974 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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(3aa & 4aa) Robert and Marjorie (Blackburn) Lentz's twins Roger Edwin Lentz and Janis Eleanor Lentz were born 8-13-1959 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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(5aa) Robert and Marjorie (Blackburn) Lentz's daughter Julie Ann Lentz was born 10-23-1965 in Hutchinson Kansas.

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