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Herman H. Groppel

Herman Groppel, a native of Prussia, was born on the 13th day of April 1827. He is the son of Herman and Charlotta (Speckman) Groppel. In fall of 1840 his father died, and his mother four years later. Herman was the third in a family of seven children, consisting of three boys and four girls. He spent his youth on a farm in his native country. He served in the Prussian army one year, and then returned to farm life. In 1853 Herman took passage on a vessel bound from Bremen to New Orleans, where he arrived after a voyage of nine weeks. From there he came up the Mississippi river to St. Louis, staying there until May of the following year, when he went up the Missouri river to Lexington and engaged in farming for two years. From there he came to Jersey county, Ill. and bought 40 aces of land on section 22 in Richwoods township, on which he moved. On the 10th of April 1858 he was married to Augusta Rudolph, a native of Prussia, and daughter of Daniel and Francisca (Lohmueller) Rudolph. Seven children were born to them: Fred, married to Lena Arbogast, living near Otterville; Edward, married to Lena Egelhoff, also living near Otterville; Lena, Henry, Willie, Theodore and Louis. Mr. Groppel and family are members of the Lutheran church. He has been an industrious and energetic worker, and hence has been able to increase his original farm of 40 acres to 160 acres at his home place in Richwoods township, and 143 1/2 acres near Otterville, where his sons reside.

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The above information about Herman Groppel is From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 366 - 395. (His first name was sometimes spelled Harmon)

Herman Heinrich Groppel was born on the 13th day of April 1827 in Prussia, Germany. He died Feb. 23, 1894 in Jersey County, IL. He was buried in the Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Johanna Augusta Rudolph Apr. 10, 1858 in Jersey County, IL, a daughter of Daniel and Francisca (Lohmueller) Rudolph. She was born Nov. 28, 1838 in Prussia, Germany, and died Dec. 29, 1895 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in the Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Herman Heinrich Groppel and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel had 7 children-Henry D. Groppel, Frederick "Fritz" Groppel, Edward Groppel, William H. Groppel, Theodore Groppel, Louis Henry Groppel, and Caroline "Lena" Groppel.

(1) Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel's son Henry D. Groppel was born 3-17-1866 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-12-1899 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Katherine (Kate) Haushalter 2-22-1890 in Jersey County, IL (Note: Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's aunt, a sister to my mother's mother Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar.). She was born in 1873 near Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, Illinois, and died in 1947 in St. Louis, MO. She was the daughter of George and Margaret (Schiller) Haushalter. They had 3 daughters-Augusta (Gussie) Groppel born in 1892 in Jersey County, IL, and died in in 1981 in Jersey County, IL, and Margaret Catherine Groppel (Maggie) (twin to Gussie)-(Maggie died 9-14-1906 at age 15 of consumption in Jersey County, IL). Henry and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel had another daughter Frances Matilda Groppel born 10-16-1896 Jersey County, IL, and died 9-4-1970 in Jersey County, IL. After her first husband Henry D. Groppel died Katherine married Phillip Horn 3-16-1901 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL, and they had 2 sons-Arthur Horn and Phillip Horn. Kate's husband Phillip Horn had been married before to Emma Doll and had 2 sons from his first wife-John Horn who later married my mother's sister Elizabeth Kraushaar, and also a another son George Horn.

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(1a) Henry and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Augusta (Gussie) Groppel was born in 1892 and died 2-11-1981 in Jersey County, IL. She married Clayton A. Baxter 4-26-1910 in Jersey County, IL, and after his death she married Edward Schallenberg and lived in Brighton, IL area. She had no children.

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(2a) Henry and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Frances was born 10-16-1896. She died 9-4-1970 at her home in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and she is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She was married first to John Wachter and they had a daughter Loretta Wachter. After their marriage Frances and John Wachter and their daughter Loretta lived in East St. Louis, IL a block from Frances's mother Katherine. Frances's first husband John Wachter was in a car accident, and later became insane and was hospitalized in a mental institution in Alton, IL where he later died. John and Frances (Groppel) Wachter's daughter Loretta Wachter married 1st a man whose last name was Tucker and they had 2 sons, James Tucker and Eugene Tucker. Loretta married 2nd Keith G. Martin Apr. 21, 1945 in Jersey County, IL, and they had a daughter, Kathleen Joann Martin. They lived in Springfield, IL. After John Wachter died Frances married Arthur Dabbs and lived in the Otterville, IL area.

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Henry & Catherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Frances Matilda (Groppel) Wachter Dabbs's obituary - Mrs. Frances Matilda (Groppel) Dabbs, born 16-10-1896, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 04-09-1970 buried Oak Grove cemetery. Frances Matilda Dabbs, 73 years, 10 months, 18 days, wife of Arthur W. Dabbs, died at the family home on Rural Route 3, Jerseyville in Otter Creek Township, Friday am September 4, following a period of ill health. Final rites for Mrs. Dabbs were held Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. W. Louis Purcell, pastor of United Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Dabbs was a daughter of the late Henry & Catherine (Haushalter) Groppel and was born in Jerseyville October 16, 1896.

Surviving her in addition to her husband are 1 daughter, Mrs. Keith (Loretta) Martin of Springfield, 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Harold (Lila) Blackorby of Jerseyville; 1 step-son, Orville Dabbs of Jerseyville; 1 sister, Mrs. Edward Schallenberg of Brighton; 4 half-brothers, John Horn of Waverly, Iowa, George Horn of East St. Louis, Arthur Horn of Detroit, Michigan, and Phillip Horn of Taylor, Michigan; 3 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren, and 3 step-g-grandchildren. Cemetery.

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(1aa) John and Frances (Groppel) Wachter's daughter Loretta Wachter was born abt. 1918 in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, IL. She is deceased. Loretta married 1st a man whose last name was Tucker and they had 2 sons, James Tucker and Eugene Tucker. Loretta married 2nd Keith G. Martin Apr. 21, 1945 in Jersey County, IL, and they had a daughter, Kathleen Joann Martin.

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(1aaa) Keith and Loretta (Wachter) Martin's daughter Kathleen Joann (Martin) Bates's obituary - Kathleen Joann Bates, 60, of Springfield, died at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at St. John's Hospital. Kathleen was born on November 30, 1953 in Alton, the daughter of Keith and Loretta Wachter Martin. She married Michael Edward Fifer in 2006 in Springfield; he preceded her in death on January 28, 2013. Kathleen attended Southeast High School and volunteered at the breadline. She was known for her very caring spirit and always put everyone else first. She had many pen pals and enjoyed drawing and reading. She was also preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her three sons, David Ashby of Springfield, Brian (wife, Lorene) Bates of Chatham, and James Bates of Springfield; three grandsons, Austin, Lucas and Jackson Bates of Chatham; and two half-brothers, James Tucker of FL and Gene Tucker of TX. Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society. Graveside ceremony will be hosted by the family at Roselawn Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 with Pastor David Bueltmann officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton, Springfield, IL 62703.

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(3a) Henry and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Margaret Catherine Groppel (Maggie) (twin to Gussie) died 9-14-1906 at age 15 of consumption in Jersey County, IL.

Henry & Catherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Margaret Catherine Groppel's obituary - Miss Margaret Catherine Groppel, 15, died at the home of her uncle, George Haushalter, in Jerseyville, September 14. Funeral from Evangelical Church. Rev J Fred Mueller serving.

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After her first husband Henry Groppel's death George and Margaret (Schiller) Haushalter's daughter Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel married Phillip Horn and they had two sons-Arthur and Phillip.

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(1a) Phillip and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel Horn's son Arthur Horn never married and lived in the Detroit, Michigan area.

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(2a) Phillip and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel Horn's other son Phillip Horn married and lived in Taylor, Michigan. He and Arthur worked at one of the auto manufacturing plants there in Detroit, Michigan. I don't have any information about Phillip Horn's wife or children.

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Katherine's husband Phillip Horn had been married before to Emma Doll and had 2 sons from his first wife-John who later married my Aunt Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn (my mother's sister) and also a had a son George who lived in East Saint Louis, IL.

(2) Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel's son Frederick "Fritz" Groppel was born 2-22-1859 in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-28-1921 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Magdalena Arbogast 4-27-1881 in Jersey County, IL. She was born July 7, 1863 and died in 1949 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Frederick "Fritz" Groppel's obituary - Fritz Groppel, 62, died at his home northwest of Fieldon, following an illness of 2 years. He leaves his widow; 10 Daughters, Mrs Wm Egelhoff, Mrs Frank Handler, Mrs Katie Hagen, Mrs Alfreda Isringhausen, Mrs Fred I Sringhausen, Mrs James O'donnell, Mrs Clifton Cunningham, Miss Tessie Groppel, all of Jersey County, Mrs Earl Guess, Carrollton and Mrs Henry Steiner, Chesterfield; 3 sons, Henry, Charles and August of Jersey County; 2 brothers, Wm and Louis of Jerseyville. Funeral from Fieldon Evangelical church with Rev C R Hempel. Burial in Gunterman Cemetery.

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(Note: A newspaper article from the Alton Telegraph Newspaper dated Jan. 22, 1943 --- Seven Grandsons In Armed Forces - JERSEYVILLE — Mrs. Lena Groppel of the Fieldon vicinity has seven grandsons serving In the armed forces, and others are expected to be called up in the near future. One of the group now in services is with the navy and the others are in the army. Grandsons in services are: James Isringhausen of Fieldon, Navy; Private Frederick Lee Guess, Greenfield, at "undisclosed" overseas post: Private Charles O'Donnell of Fieldon, Camp Campbell, Ky.; Private Ernest Isringhausen, Fieldon, Salina, Kas.; Private Walter F, Eglehoff, Otterville, Scott Field; and Privates Harold and Frederick Groppel of Alton, present posts unknown.)

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Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel had 13 children-August Groppel, Charles W. Groppel, Caroline Groppel, Freda Groppel, Sophia M. Groppel, Matilda M. Groppel, Theresa Grace Groppel, Mary Magdalene Groppel, Catherine Amelia Groppel, Ollie Groppel, Lula J. Groppel, Anna Augusta Groppel, and Henry Groppel.

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(1a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's son August F. Groppel was born 7-13-1901 in Jersey County, IL, and died 3-24-1927 (suicide) in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

August Groppel's obituary - August Groppel, 25, of Fieldon, was buried in Gunterman cemetery. Service at Fieldon Evangelical church with Rev C H Kuhlman of Collinsville officiating. He had resided with his mother Mrs Mary M Groppel and his sister, Mrs Freda O'donnell and brother, Charles Groppel, on the Groppel farm, 3 miles west of Fieldon. His unexplained suicide occurred Thursday afternoon after he had taken members of the family to the home of the late Mrs Marie Katherine Andris, a neighbor, whose funeral was held in the Fieldon Evangelical church. While descending a hill near the Andris home a front wheel of the car he was driving struck a stump at the edge of the road, disabling the machine. Groppel's mother and sister continued to the church with friends, while Groppel returned afoot to his home, ostensibly to obtain repairs for the car. Relatives state that the accident apparently disturbed him, but was not regarded as cause for the violent act he committed. Had left clothes piled on the dining room table, wrote a note, which was also left in plain view on the table, direction the family to where his body could be found. The body was found near a branch a short distance from the barn. One charge from an automatic gun found. Inquest was held. He leaves his mother, Mrs Mary M Groppel, 2 brothers, Henry of Alton and Charles of Fieldon, 9 sisters, Mrs Alfred Isringhausen and Mrs Freda O'donnell of Fieldon, Mrs Frank K Handler, Mrs William Egelhoff and Mrs Katie Hagen of Jerseyville, Mrs Henry Steiner of Bunker Hill, Mrs. Earl Guess of Plainview, Mrs Clifton Cunningham, East Alton and Mrs Henry Wise of Mt Olive.

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(2a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's son Charles W. Groppel was born 10-26-1884 in Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 3-22-1967 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

Charles W. Groppel's obituary - Charles W Groppel, 82, of r1 Fieldon, retired farmer, d. March 22, at Jersey County Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for a week. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev H O Renken, pastor of Fieldon UCC, officiated. Interment was in Gunterman cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home by Fieldon Lodge #592 AF & AM of which he was a member. He was a son of the Late Fritz & Lena (Arbogast) Groppel he was born at Otterville on October 26, 1884. Surviving are 6 sisters, Mrs Henry Steiner of Carlinville, Mrs Alfred Isringhausen and Mrs Clifton Cunningham of Jerseyville, Mrs Frank Handler of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs Louis Rosenthal and Mrs Katie Albert of Fieldon. His parents 2 brothers, Henry and August Groppel, and 4 sisters, Mrs Wm Egelhoff, Mrs Earl Guess, Mrs Fred Isringhausen and Mrs Henry Weiss, preceded him in death.

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(3a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Caroline Groppel was born 1-6-1889 in Jersey County, IL, and died 2-20-1975 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jersyville, IL. She married Alfred O. Isringhausen 2-26-1913 in Jersey County, IL. He was the son of John and Emily (Berger) Isringhausen. He was born 6-18-1885, died 4-8-1971. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

Alfred and Caroline (Groppel) Isringhausen had 8 children-James Isringhausen of Jerseyville, IL, Leonard Isringhausen of California, Alberta (Isringhausen) Beiermann of Jerseyville, IL, Hilda (Isringhausen) Fowler of Jerseyville, IL, Ernest Isringhausen (deceased), Ralph Isringhausen (deceased), Lawrence Isringhausen (deceased), and Bernice (Isringhausen) Bean (deceased) born 9-16-1917, died 9-13-2001 in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Hubert Earl Bean 1-10-1942. He died 1-26-1971. They had 2 children-Joyce Bean who married Fred Staats of Jerseyville, IL, and Roger Bean of West Palm Beach, FL.

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Caroline (Groppel) Isringhausen's husband Alfred O. Isringhausen's grandfather and his father John Jacob Isringhausen's father Heinrich Christoph Isringhausen was born 01 DEC 1813 in Brackwede, Westfalen, Prussia and died in 1875 in Jersey County, Illinois (Note: Said to have drowned in the Mississippi River). His father was also named Heinrich Christoph Isringhausen. Heinrich Christoph Isringhausen married Anna Margaretha Louise Strothmann born 24 DEC 1815 in Steinhagen, Westfalen, Prussia. They got married 10 APR 1836 in Evangelisch Steinhagen, Westfalen, Prussia. Anna died in 1895 in Jersey County, Illinois. Children of Heinrich Christoph Isringhausen and Anna Margaretha Louise (Strothmann) Isringhausen were-Henry Christoph Isringhausen born 15 SEP 1836 in Steinhagen, Westfalen, Prussia; Christine Elisabeth Isringhausen born 14 APR 1839 in Steinhagen, Westfalen, Prussia; Friedrich Wilhelm Isringhausen born 07 AUG 1846 in Brockhagen, Westfalen, Prussia; Johanne Caroline Isringhausen born 12 APR 1849 in Brockhagen, Westfalen, Prussia; Peter Phillip Isringhausen born FEB 1853 in Illinois; John Jacob Isringhausen born 18 APR 1856 in Illinois; and Frederick William Isringhausen born 11 OCT 1860 in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois.

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(1aa) Alfred and Caroline (Groppel) Isringhausen's son Ralph Isringhausen's wife Marcella Jane (Graner) Isringhausen's obituary - Marcella Jane Graner Isringhausen, 80, formerly of Jerseyville, Illinois passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Nampa Care Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Illinois and was moved to Idaho after surviving a stroke in May of 2003. A stroke survivor again on December 17, 2008, Marcella tried until the very end of her life to make the best of her limitations. She was a strong person and a loving mother and wife. Born May 13, 1929 in Jerseyville, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late William and Tossie Mason Graner. Marcella was the last surviving child of eight that were born to them. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph whom she married on June 11, 1947 and an infant daughter, Darlene. Her surviving children are a daughter, Carol Brim and her husband Tim of Nampa, ID and a son, Dennis and Lupe Isringhausen of Loveland, CO.

Ralph and Marcella farmed in Jerseyville, IL until 1961 when they moved to Greenfield, IL where they also farmed. Marcella was a homemaker until 1979 when they gave up farming and moved into town. At that time, Mom became a "liberated woman" and started working outside the home for the first time in her married life. She spent the next 25 years as a nurse's aid, providing loving care for patients in a nursing home in Greenfield and then later in Jacksonville, IL. Mom loved taking care of people and making sure they were comfortable so it's no surprise that she was so appreciative of the care she got at Nampa Care Center for the last 6+ years. The caregivers loved mom and told me so often about how much they enjoyed her sense of humor. No public service will be held; donations may be made in Marcella's name to the at www.strokeassociation.org or your favorite charity. Marcella will be laid to rest at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL where she will be reunited with Dad. Goodbye Mom, we will miss you so much but we know you are resting peacefully now. Arrangements are being provided by the Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa - 467-7300.

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(2aa) Alfred and Caroline (Groppel) Isringhausen's daughter Alberta L. (Isringhausen) Beiermann's obituary - Alberta L. Beiermann, 92, died at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Willow Rose Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Jan. 18, 1919, in Fieldon, she was the daughter of Alfred and Caroline (Groppel) Isringhausen, now deceased. She married Paul Beiermann Aug. 12, 1944, in Jerseyville. He died Oct. 18, 1975. A homemaker, she was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Jersey County Home Extension and Women of the Moose. Survivors include a daughter, Jane P. Beiermann of Jerseyville; a son, Gary A. Beiermann of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Rebecca Lane and Timothy A. Beiermann; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Hilda Fowler of Jerseyville; two brothers, James Isringhausen of Jerseyville and Leonard Isringhausen of Redding, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lawrence, Ernest and Ralph Isringhausen; and sister, Bernice Bean. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The Rev. Theodore Engelsdorfer will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Peace United Church of Christ. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(3aa) Alfred & Caroline (Groppel) Isringhausen's son James Frederick “Jim” Isringhausen's obituary - James Frederick “Jim” Isringhausen, 92, died at 9:40 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. Jim was born in Nutwood on January 14, 1921, one of eight children born to the late Alfred & Caroline (Groppel) Isringhausen. At the age of 19, Jim left the family home and moved to Alton where he began working at Owen’s Illinois before enlisting with the US Navy where he served his country honorably during World War II, where he was a gunner on troop transport in Normandy. After returning from service, Jim resumed working at Owen’s Illinois and continued what would be 41 years as a dedicated employee in both the Wood Box and Shipping Departments, retiring in 1983. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 492 and a passionate animal lover. He married the former Madonna Schlueter on July 1, 1950 in St. Louis, MO and the two resided in Alton before moving to Delhi in 1957 where they shared in the joys of raising two daughters and nearly 33 years of marriage before her death on February 14, 1983. Surviving are a daughter Pat Isringhausen of New Delhi; a grandson Jeremy & Stephanie Duran of Oregon, OH; two great-grandchildren, Michael & Lydia Duran; a brother, Leonard Isringhausen of Redding, CA and a sister Hilda Fowler of Jerseyville; along with numerous nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, Madonna, Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Mari Anne Duran; three brothers, Ernest, Ralph & Lawrence Isringhausen; two sisters, Bernice Bean and Alberta Beiermann.

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(4a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Freda M. Groppel was born in 1897 in Jersey County, IL, and died in 1969 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married first to James Edward O'Donnell 9-10-1918 in Jersey County, IL. He was born 7-2-1881, died 3-23-1922. They had a son Charles Edward O'Donnell born in Nutwood, Jersey County, IL. He died 4-27-1990 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He was age 71 at the time of his death. He was a farmer in the Fieldon, IL area.

Charles and Freda (Groppel) O'Donnell also had a daughter Mrs. Luella Elizabeth (O'Donnell) Campion who died in 1983, and was buried in the Gunterman Cemetery.

After her first husband Charles Edward O'Donnell's death Freda (Groppel) O'Donnell married Louis Rosenthal 10-30-1940 in Jersey County, IL. He was born 11-18-1888, and died 9-2-1965. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(5a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Sophia M. Groppel was born in Jersey County, IL. She died 1-15-1984. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married William J. Stahl 12-14-1904 in Jersey County, IL. She later married Frank L. Handler 8-1-1917 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-27-1968. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(6a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Matilda M. Groppel was born in 1887 in Jersey County, IL. She died 12-18-1973. She is buried at Oak Gove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Henry W. Steiner 9-18-1912 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1881, and died 2-3-1971. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(7a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Theresa Grace Groppel was born 4-27-1907 in Jersey County, IL. She died 8-20-1929. She is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She was married to Henry H. Weiss. Children of Henry H. and Theresa (Groppel) Weiss were-Wayne W. Weiss, Dick Weiss, and Clemens Weiss.

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Theresa Grace (Groppel) Weiss's obituary - Mrs. Theresa Weiss, 22, Buried at Fieldon Today - JERSEYVILLE, Aug. 22, 1929 — Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Weiss, wife of Henry Weiss of Mount Olive, IL., who died Tuesday at the Litchfield hospital, were held today from Fieldon's Evangelical church of Fieldon, near here, at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Robert Bockstruck officiated and burial was in the Gunterman Cemetery. Mrs. Weiss was 22 years of age at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Fritz Groppel and Lena Arbogast Groppel of Fieldon, and was born near that village. The deceased is survived by three children, Clemestine, Glenistce, and Wayne Wallace Weiss, her mother, Mrs. Lena Groppel, two brothers, Charles of Fieldon and Henry of Alton, and eight sisters, Mrs. Henry Steiner of Bunker Hill, Mrs. Alfred Isringhausen of Rosedale, Mrs. Clifton Cunningham of Alton, Mrs. Freda O'Donnell of Fieldon, and Mrs. William Egelhoff, Mrs. Earl Guess, Mrs. Frank Handler, and Mrs. Kate Hagen, all of Jerseyville.

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(1aa) Henry H. and Theresa (Groppel) Weiss's son Wayne W. Weiss's obituary - Wayne W. Weiss, 79, died at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at home. He was born in rural Mount Olive July 27, 1929, to Henry H. and Theresa (Groppel) Weiss. He married the former Dolores Julian on Jan. 14, 1956, in Gillespie. She survives. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a meat cutter. He and his wife were the former owners of H & B Co. for 21 1/2 years. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton, The Knights of Columbus 1692-3rd degree of Jerseyville and the Knights of Columbus 1985-4th degree of Gillespie, life member of VFW Post 5790, Alton Eagles 254, American Legion Post 0126 and the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club.

In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Julia and Tom Noel of Alton and Jayne and Steve Marburger of Bethalto; grandchildren, Joseph and Gwen Noel, Megan and Patrick May, Joshua Noel and Erick and Michael May; a brother and his friend, Dick Weiss and Sharon Roach of Litchfield; numerous nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, William Smith of Columbia, Ill. He was preceded in death by parents; his stepmother, Helen Weiss; and a brother, Clemens Weiss. Visitation, with a 5 p.m. prayer service, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Father Raphael Paul will officiate. Burial will be at Brighton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Masses or the Leukemia Foundation. Online information and a guestbook may be found at targhettaandwooldridge.com.

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(8a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Mary Magdalene Groppel was born 12-5-1892 in Jersey County, IL. She died 4-21-1923. She married Frederick Isringhausen 3-24-1915 in Jersey County, IL. He was born 3-7-1889, and died 9-4-1994. He was the son of John and Elise (Haller) Isringhausen.

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(1aa) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalene (Groppel) Isringhausen's son Arthur John Isringhausen's obituary - Arthur John Isringhausen, 91, died at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 18, 1918, in Nutwood, the son of the late Fredrick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalene (Groppel) Isringhausen. He first married the former Mary Margaret Ballard on Dec. 23, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo. Together they were the loving parents of two daughters, Alvina Rose and Bette Ruth, and shared almost 44 years together before her death on May 27, 1983. He then married Jean on May 10, 1985, at the Fieldon United Church of Christ and they have been blessed with 24 years together. Arthur was the founder of Federal Steel and Supply located on Old St. Louis Road in East Alton. He was president of the company for 40 years before retiring in 1983, however mainted the vice presidency until 2006. He served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II as the Germany Plant Engineer and two years during the Korean War. He particpated in building the first communication tower between Europe and Washington, DC during his time in World War II. He is a charter member of the Eagles Lodge 2747 in Jerseyville, and was a member of the American Legion where he has served as commander, president of the Memorial Association Board for over 40 years, and president of the executive board since its inception. He was also a member of the VFW, Masonic Lodge, and the former Moose Lodge, all of Jerseyville. Art currently owned a farm in Jersey County and continued to assist in its operation. He has been a lifetime member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ, serving on the church council for 12 years and on the building and grounds committee. The Family Life Center of the Fieldon United Church of Christ was a longtime dream of Arthur's. He felt the children of the Fieldon community and surrounding areas needed a place to go and play instead of in the streets. The first thoughts were of a playground but after many converstions with other church members it was decided that a building would be more appropriate. With that idea, help, hard work and dedication, along with donations from many, the dream of the Family Life Center became a reality. He also had a passion of hunting and fishing, which took him to the Colorado Mountains, hunting for deer and elk in Wyoming, and moose hunting in Alaska. He was part owner of the Ute Uela lead mine in Lake City, Colo. for several years and enjoyed spending time in that area. He and his wife, Jean, went on a couple adventure trips to Alaska, later purchasing a camper in which they enjoyed many trips to various locations throught the United States, where the enjoyed many new friendships along the way.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Isringhausen of Jerseyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Alvina and Paul Isringhausen of Jerseyville; five stepchildren and their spouses, Cliff and Dorothy Coats of Jerseyville, Keith Coats of Pontiac, Mo., Claude and Ruthi Coats of Wyoming, Ill., Kathy (Hayn) and Victor Baalman of Meppen and Mark and Lisa Hayn of Fieldon; three grandsons and their spouses, Paul and Gena Isringhausen of Fieldon, Jeffrey and Diane Isringhausen of Vandalia and Kent and Lynn Isringhausen of Jerseyville; 17 stepgrandchildren and their spouses, April and Travis Winters, Kris and Cathy, Andy, Adam, Courtney, Kate, Addie, Vicky and Penney Coats, Natasha and Audrey Bishop, Kristin Baalman, Marybeth Garner, Stephen M.R Hayn, Alex and Eric Williams, Miranda and Kyle Starks, and Rachele Cox, Kyle and Kelsey Baalman; eight great-grandchildren, Lucas, Joshua, and Margaret Rose "Maggie," Austin, Whitney, Blake, Isaac, and Avery Isringhausen; six stepgreat- grandchildren, Anna and Claudia Coats, Kiarra and Jayce Meza, Ava and Natalie Williams, Destiny Cates and Ralieigh Hale; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Isringhausen of Jerseyville; two brothers-in-law and their spouses, Eddie Joe and Brenda Shelton of East Alton and Bob and Carol Shelton of Valley City, Ill..; two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Dora and Harold Baird of Manchester and Lynne and John Thomas of Jerseyville; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Margaret; a daughter, Bette Isringhausen in 1980; a brother, Lavern Isringhausen; a sister, Helen Brakeville; a halfbrother, Fredrick Isringhausen Jr.; a stepbrother, Alfred Minor; his stepmother, Martha Isringhausen; a stepson, Joseph "Joe" Hayn; and a stepgrandson, Andrew Bishop. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where Masonic services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the Fieldon United Church of Christ. The Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ Building Fund, Jersey Community Hosptial Emergency Room expansion, or to Blessing Hospice. Arthur was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. His motto was "If you are going to do something do it right." He believed in work first, then play when the work was completed. His word was his bond. He was loved and respected by many and will be sadly missed by his wife, family and friends.

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(1aaa) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalene (Groppel) Isringhausen's son Laverne Isringhausen's daughter Dottie R. (Isringhausen) Rulo's husband Roy Junior Rulo's obituary - Roy Junior Rulo, 62, went home to be with his Saviour on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Grafton on Jan. 3, 1948, one of 13 children born to Rolla P. and Blanche (DeClue) Rulo. He grew up along the river in Grafton, and graduated in 1966 from Jersey Community High School. He began working at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis for a brief time and accepted employment at Chemetco in Hartford, where he retired as a foundry supervisor after 32 years of dedicated service. He first married Pamela Kay Leible on Dec. 9, 1967, in Grafton and they were married but a short time before her death on May 29, 1974. He then married Dottie R. Isringhausen on April 18, 1975, at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville and together they have shared the past 35 years together. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting, whether it was deer, turkey or morel mushrooms, but nothing compared to his grandkids.

Surviving are his wife, Dottie Rulo of Godfrey; his father and stepmother, Rolla and Judy Rulo of Jerseyville; five children and their spouses, Paula Baker and her companion, Tony Weck of Belleville, Karmen and Michael Trzupek of Seattle, Wash., Dawn and Ryan Mobley of Springfield, John and Jennifer Rulo of Godfrey, Patrick and Jennifer Rulo of Fayetteville, N.C.; 15 grandchildren, Roy Chrisopher and Daniel Baker, Alexis Weck, Hannah, Ellie, Aiden, Rachel, and Lydia Mobley, Sydney, Ella and Sam Trzupek, Lucas Rulo, Meredith Rulo, April Rulo, and Jessica Rulo; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Jerry Howard of East Alton, Charlene Carpenter of Alton, and Sharon and Ed Lyons of Grafton; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Rollen and Shirley Rulo of Grafton, Joseph and Brenda Rulo of Elsah, Ronald and Kathy Rulo, Richard and Cheryl Rulo, Terry and Ellen Rulo, and Jerry and Paula Rulo, all of Grafton; and his mother-in-law, Gertrude Isringhausen of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Rulo; a sister, Mary Catherine Rulo; two brothers, Kenneth R. Rulo and David Michael Rulo; a brother-in-law, Rex Carpenter; his stepmother, Cathy Rulo; and his father-in-law, Laverne Isringhausen. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, with Dr. Gilbert Sanders officiating. Entombment will be in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville or to the American Cancer Society.

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(9a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Catherine Amelia Groppel was born 2-20-1889 Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 10-5-1977 at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Charles G. Hagen 1-9-1918 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1893. He died 10-13-1918 at Camp Custer, MI. He was the son of John G. Hagan.

Catherine later married Nicholas Albert. He died in 1938.

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Catherine Amelia (Groppel) Hagen Albert's obituary - ALBERT, Catherine, born 20-02-1899, Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-10-1977, buried 07-10-1977, Fieldon Cemetery. Services for Mrs Catherine (Katie) Albert, 78, will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7 from Gubser's Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Broeder, pastor of the United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Fieldon Cemetery. Her death occurred at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Greenwood Manor. She was born in Fieldon Feb. 20, 1899, a daughter of Frederick (Fritz) and Magdelina Aubagast Groppel. Her husband, Nicholas Albert, died in 1938. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Clifton (Lula) Cunningham and Mrs. Sohpia Handler of Jerseyville, nieces and nephews. No visitation.

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Catherine Amelia (Groppel) Hagen Albert's 1st husband Charles G. Hagen's obituary - PRIVATE CHARLES G. HAGEN - Private Charles G. Hagen died at Camp Custer, Mich., Saturday, October 12, 1918, at the age of 25 years, 4 months, and 26 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Hagen, who reside in Fieldon vicinity. The body was brought to the home of his parents and the funeral services were conducted at the Evangelical Church in Fieldon, Rev. Paul Strange, of the Jerseyville and Fieldon pastorate, officiating. The interment took place in the Fieldon Cemetery. Hagen went to Camp Cuter with a contingent of ninety-two general service men the morning of September 5th. Early in the year of 1918 he was married to Miss Katie Groppel, who survives him. Hagen was a splendid soldier who met death as courageously and with as much devotion to his country as if he had died on the battlefield. [Source: Jersey County in the World War,1917-1919 (August 1919) - Transcribed by: Kristie Dunlap]

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(10a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Ollie Groppel was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Earl Guess 6-25-1917.

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(11a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Lula J. Groppel was born 10-11-1903 Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 2-18-1988 at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Clifton I. Cunningham 6-29-1921 in Bowling Green, MO. He was born 4-14-1894 in Calhoun County, IL. He died 11-7-1980 at his home in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He was the son of John and Mary Ellen (Richey) Cunningham. He worked at Olin Corp. in Alton, IL. He served in World War I, as a private in the US Army. Clifton and Lula (Groppel) Cunningham had 3 children-Clifton Cunningham Jr of Fieldon, IL, Lida (Cunningham) Vahle of Jerseyvile, IL, and Margaret (Cunningham) Allen of Jerseyville, IL.

(Note: Clifton I. Cunningham's mother Mary Ellen Richey, daughter of Jonathan and Amanda (Murray) Richey, was born May 14, 1875, in Deer Plains, Calhoun Co., IL. Mary Ellen was the granddaughter of Milton and Margaret (Court) Richey. Mary Ellen married John Wesley Cunningham. John was born in 1872. Mary Ellen and John lived near Fieldon, and had two children, Clifton I. Cunningham and Wesley J. Cunningham. Mary died on August 19, 1938, in Illinois. John died on December 3, 1955. John and Mary are buried in Grimes-Neeley Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. Clifton's brother Wesley J. Cunningham, the other son of John and Mary Ellen (Richey) Cunningham, was born Oct 28, 1900 in Batchtown, Calhoun Co., IL, and died Aug 2, 2003. He married Margaret Arbogast on Apr 20, 1921, in Alton, Madison Co., IL. They met when she was working in the Cunningham's apple orchard, sorting apples. Margaret was born Oct 2, 1900 in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, and died Jan 7, 1997. Wesley worked for the Union Tank Car Co., in Wood River. Wesley and Margaret lived in the Alton area, and had 2 children.)

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Lula J. (Groppel) Cunningham's husband Clifton I. Cunningham's obituary - Died 11-07-1980. Clifton I. Cunningham, 86, of 401 Giddings Ave., Jerseyville died at his home at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. He was born April 14, 1894 in Calhoun County, the son of the late John and Mary Ritchey Cunningham. He married Lula Groppel, June 29, 1921. He retired from Olin Corp. in 1959. He was a 60 year member of the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his wife, one son, Clifton Cunningham Jr., of Fieldon; two daughters, Lida Vahle and Margaret Allen, both of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one brother Wesley J. Cunningham. Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Nov. 10, Reverend R. E. George officiating. Burial was in Gunterman Cemetery near Fieldon. The family has designated the United Methodist Church and the Heart Fund as memorials.

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Lula J. (Groppel) Cunningham's obituary - Died 02-18-1988. Lula J. Cunningham, 84, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 1988, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Born in Fieldon, she was the daughter of the late Fritz and Lena (Arbogast) Groppel. She married Clinton I. Cunningham Sr. June 29, 1921, in Bowling Green, No. He died Nov. 7, 1980. Surviving are two daughter, Margaret Allen and Ilda Vahle both of Jerseyville; a son, Clifton I. Cunningham Jr. of Fieldon; nine grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine sisters and three brothers. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Sunday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Mike Michaels. Burial will be in Gunterman Cemetery near Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the cemetery fund.

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(1aa) Clifton and Lula (Groppel) Cunningham's son Clifton I. Cunningham's obituary - Clifton I. Cunningham, 82, died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Calhoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He went to his Lord with his family at his side. He loved his Lord, family and country. He was born March 23, 1926, in Alton to Clifton and Lula (Groppel) Cunningham. He married the former Betty Dabbs on Sept. 24, 1947, in Jerseyville. She survives. He served his country in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946, during World War II in France and Germany with the 82nd Airborne and from 1950 to 1952 with the 18th Combat Engineers during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Fieldon Baptist Church, Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and was a charter member of the World War II Memorial in New Orleans.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Terri and Gerald Scott of Fieldon, Trudy and Bob Pritchard of Palm Beach, Fla., and Tina and Gary Vahle of Jerseyville; a son and his wife, Todd and Penny Cunningham of Fieldon; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Rodney Allen of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Tab Cunningham; and a sister and her husband, Lida and Louis Vahle. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10. Pastor Ralph Schultz will officiate. Burial will be at Gunterman Cemetery in Fieldon. Military graveside rites will be performed by American Legion Post 492 of Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Fieldon Baptist Church or Gunterman Cemetery.

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(2aa) Clifton and Lula (Groppel) Cunningham's daughter Lida Marie (Cunningham) Vahle's husband Louis O. "Louie" Vahle's obituary - Louis O. "Louie" Vahle, 67, of rural Jerseyville, died March 10, 1987 at John Cochran Veterans' hospital, St. Louis. He was born December 10, 1919 in Fieldon to the late Louis H. & Blanche A. (Williams) Vahle. He served in the Army in WW II and for the past 13 years had been supervisor of the Illinois Valley Work Project at the Susnig Center in Jerseyville. He married Lida Marie (Cunningham) Vahle, July 6, 1941, in Jerseyville. He was a member of Moose Lodge, American Legion Post #492, VFW Post #4528 and First United Methodist church, Jerseyville. Surviving are his wife, Lida; 3 sons, Roger, Kane, Ronald of Naples, Florida and Rodney of Jerseyville; 1 sister Emma Powers, Grafton; 7 grandchildren; and 3 g-grandchildren. The funeral was March 14, at First United Methodist church with Rev. Mike Michels officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery, with graveside military rites by American Legion Post #492 and VFW Post #45280.

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(12a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Anna Augusta Groppel She was born 3-8-1882 in Jersey County, IL. She died 11-25-1962 at Waters Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married William Henry Egelhoff. He was born in 1873 and died 7-1-1960. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

William and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff had 10 children-Edna Marie Egelhoff who married Edwin Sauerwein, Bertha Egelhoff who married Leonard Willman, Freda Egelhoff who married Charles Cary, Mitilda Egelhoff who married Albert Lawrence, Henry Egelhoff, Leo Egelhoff, Clarence Egelhoff, Edward Egelhoff died age 24, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, and Walter Frank Egelhoff.

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Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Anna Augusta (Groppel) Egelhoff's obituary - Mrs Anna Augusta Egelhoff, widow of William H. Egelhoff, died at one twenty-five o'clock Thanksgiving afternoon at the Waters Nursing home on Giddings Avenue where she had been a patient for several months. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where services were held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, Nov 25. Rev. H.O. Renken, pastor of the Peace United Church of Christ, officiated, and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs Egelhoff, a daughter of the late Frederick and Magdaline Warner Groppel, was born in Jersey Co, Mar 8, 1882. Her age at the time of death was eighty years, eight months and fourteen days.

The decedent is survived by five daughters, Mrs Edwin Sauerwein, Mrs Harry Karr and Mrs Leonard Willman of Jerseyville, Mrs Charles Cary of Marathon, Florida and Mrs Albert Lawrence of Miami, Florida; four sons, Henry, Leo, and Clarence of Jerseyville and Walter Egelhoff of Piasa; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, one brother, Charles Groppel of Fieldon; and seven sister, Mrs Henry Steiner and Mrs Earl Guess of Carlinville; Mrs Alfred Isringhausen and Mrs Clifton Cunningham of Jerseyville; Mrs Frank Handler of Phoenix Arizona and Mrs Louis Rosenthal of Fieldon. Her husband and one son, Edward, preceded her in death.

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Anna Augusta (Groppel) Egelhoff's husband William Henry Egelhoff's obituary - William Henry Egelhoff, 86 year old retired Jersey County farmer died Friday evening July 1 at 11:30 o'clock at his, 213 E Carpenter St, Jerseyville. He had been in failing health. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where final rites were held Tuesday afternoon, July 5, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Leonard Todd of Alton, former pastor of Peace United Evangelical and Reform Church of which Mr Egelhoff was a member officiated at the service. The aged man was a son of the late John and Mary Arkebauer Egelhoff, natives of Germany, and he was born in Jersey County on July 16, 1873. His age at the time of death was eighty-six years, eleven months and fifteen days.

Mr Egelhoff engaged in farming for many years and following his retirement he and Mrs Eglehoff moved to Jerseyville sixteen years ago. The couples sixtieth wedding anniversary would have occurred on July 26. Surviving him in addition to his wife, Anna A. Egelhoff of this city are four sons, Henry, Leo and Clarence of Jerseyville and Walter of Piasa. Five daughters, Mrs Edwin Sauerwein, Sr. of Jerseyville, Mrs Charles Cray of Marathon, Florida, Mrs Albert Lawrence of Miami, Florida, Mrs Harry Karr of Jerseyville and Mrs Leonard Willman of Fieldon; one brother Charles Egelhoff of Jerseyville, twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. One son, Edward Egelhoff preceded him in death.

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(1aa) William Henry Egelhoff and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff's son Walter Frank Egelhoff died 5-15-1990 age 72 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyvile, IL. He was born in Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Helen Woods 8-9-1941 in St. Charles, MO. They had 2 children-Bill Egelhoff of Shipman, IL, and Mike Egelhoff of Piasa, IL.

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Walter Frank Egelhoff's obituary - Walter Frank Egelhoff, 72, died at 10:28 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 1990 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was a U.S. Army World II veteran and a retired farmer. Born In Otterville, he was the son of the late William and Anna Groppel Egelhoff. On August 9, 1941 in Sr. Charles, Mo. he married the former Helen Woods. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Bill Egelhoff of Shipman and Mike Egelhoff of Piasa; five grandchildren; four sisters, Freda Cray of Florida, Matilda Lawrence of Jerseyville, Grace Karr of Kane and Bertha Willman of Jerseyville and two brothers, Henry and Clarence both of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were a sister Edna Sauerwein and two brothers Edward and Leo Egelhoff. Visitation is from 5 to 9 P.M. Thursday with services at 1 p.m. at Targhetta Funeral Home in Spima. Rev. Rick Francis will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorial may be made to the Area Ambulance Service, Shipman Unit.

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Walter Frank Egelhoff's wife Helen C. (Woods) Egelhoff's obituary - Helen C. Egelhoff, 68, died at 11:36 p.m. Monday March 9, 1992 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born is Jersey Co. on April 19, 19123, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Nellie Powers Woods, Sr. She married Walter Frank Egelhoff on August 9, 1941 in St. Charles, Mo. He died May 15, 1990. Survining are two sons, Bill Egelhoff of Shipman and Mike Egelhoff of Piasa: and five grandchildren. Two brothers, Lloyd Jr. and Floyd Woods preceded her in death. Visitaton will be from 4 to 8 at Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman where services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The Rev. William Hembrow will officate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Shipman Area Ambulance Service.

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(2aa) William Henry Egelhoff and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff's daughter Grace Elizabeth Egelhoff died 8-8-1990 at Jerseyville Care Center. She was age 77 at the time of her death. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Harry Karr 4-7-1939 in St. Louis, MO. They had 2 children-Mrs. Grace Gettings of Jerseyville, IL, and Mrs. Carol Swonger of Shelbina, MO.

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Grace Elizabeth (Egelhoff) Karr's obituary - KARR. Kane - Grace Elizabeth Karr, 77, formerly of Jersey county, died at 10 pm Wednesday 8 August 1990 at Jerseyville care center. She retired in1974 as a crane operator from Laclede Steel of Alton. Born in Otterville, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff. On 7 April 1939, in St. Louis she married harry Karr. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Grace Gettings of Jerseyville and Carol Swonger of Shelbina, MO; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren two brothers, Henry and Clarence Egelhoff, both of Jerseyville; and three sisters, Bertha Willman of Otterville, Matilda Lawrence of Jerseyville and Freda Cray of Marithon, Florida. Preceding her in death were a grandson; a sister, Edna Sauerwein; and three brothers, Edward, Walter and Leo Egelhoff. Visitation is from 4 to 8 pm Friday at Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home in Jerseyville. Graveside services are at 9 am Saturday at noble cemetery in Otterville. The Rev. Jean Erb will officiate. Memorials may be given to a charity of one's choice.

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(3aa) William Henry Egelhoff and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff's daughter Bertha Egelhoff was born 10-1-1916 in Jersey County, IL, and died 11-20-2001. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Leonard F. Willman 10-15-1936. They had a daughter Anna Egelhoff who married Robert Beatty of Jerseyville, IL.

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(4aa) William Henry Egelhoff and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff's daughter Edna Marie Egelhoff married Edwin Sauerwein. Edwin and Edna Marie (Egelhoff) Sauerwein had 2 sons-Edwin Frederick Sauerwein and Charles William Sauerwein.

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(1aaa) Edwin and Edna Marie (Egelhoff) Sauerwein's son Edwin Frederick Sauerwein's obituary - Edwin Frederick Sauerwein, 83, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2009, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home, after years of declining health. He was born in St. Louis April 23, 1925, one of two sons born to the late Edwin and Edna Marie (Egelhoff) Sauerwein. He married the former Thelma Marie Hagen on Jan. 14, 1949, at the United Church of Christ in Fieldon, and they shared 60 years together. He grew up in Otterville with his parents and brother and attended Grafton High School. In his younger years he was a farmer, truck driver, logger and a carpenter, building several homes in Jerseyville and two post offices in Fieldon and Dow. In 1970, he began operating Sauerwein Lumber Company and oversaw its operations as well as growth until his son, Roger, purchased the business in 1990. A resident of Fieldon since 1964, Edwin was very community-minded and served as the mayor for two terms in the 1970s.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five children and their spouses, Louis and Mary Ellen Sauerwein and Roger Sauerwein, all of Jerseyville, David and Melodie Sauerwein of Charleston, Dennis Sauerwein of Elllisville, Mo., and Linda and Jeff McEvers of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles William Sauerwein. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Fieldon United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery.

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Edwin Frederick Sauerwein's wife Thelma Marie (Hagen) Sauerwein's obituary - Thelma Marie Sauerwein, 82, died at 3:00 a.m., Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born on the family farm near Fieldon on June 1, 1931, the daughter of the late Louis John & Thelma Edwards (Seago) Hagen. Marie was a gentle soul, who had a deep love and devotion to her family. She was dedicated member for many years of the Fieldon United Church of Christ, and was employed as a cook at the Fieldon Grade School, and assisted in the family logging business. She married Edwin Frederick Sauerwein on Jan. 14, 1949 in Fieldon, and the two were blessed with five children and shared 60 years together before his death on April 3, 2009.

Surviving are her five children & their spouses, Louis & Mary Ellen Sauerwein of Jerseyville, David & Melodie Sauerwein of Effingham, Dennis & Teresa Sauerwein of Ellisville, Mo., Roger Sauerwein of Jerseyville and Rebecca Sauerwein of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Linda & Jeff McEvers of Jerseyville; 12 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; and two brothers & sisters in law, Raymond & Sharon Hagen of Fieldon and Herbert & Janice Hagen of Fieldon. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. ,Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

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((5aa) William Henry Egelhoff and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff's son Leo Louis Egelhoff's obituary - EGELHOFF. Leo Louis Egelhoff, 72, died at 3:43 a.m. today, June 7, 1988 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was employed by the State of Illinois 29 years, retiring in Dec 1984. Born in Jersey County, he was the son of the late William and Anna Groppel Egelhoff. He married the former Pauline Grothasu July 20, 1940 in Jerseyville and she survives. Also surviving are a son Robert Egelhoff of Jerseyville; a daughter Carol Wilson of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren, Three brothers, Henry and Elarence of Jerseyville and Walter of Piasa; four sisters, Freda Cray of Florida, Matilda Lawerence and Bertha Willman, both of Jerseyville and Grace Karr of Kane. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services will conducted 10 a.m. Thursday by Rev. William Hembrow. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to a charity of ones choice.

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(6aa) William Henry Egelhoff and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff's son Edward W. Egelhoff's obituary - Edward W. Egelhoff-26 years- died Aug 6 at Alton. Son of William H. and Mrs Egelhoff. Leaves parents-four brothers-Henry, Leo, Waler and Clarence all of Jerseyville and five sisters, Misses Freda and Matilda Egelhoff and Mrs Edna Sauerwein of St Louis and Misses Bertha and Grace Egelhoff of Jerseyville and his grandmother Mrs Fritz Groppel of Jerseyville. Funeral from home to Evangelical Church. Rev. W.W. Wilke-Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(13a) Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's son Henry Groppel He was born in 1883 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1944 in Jersey County, IL. he is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Nellie M. Rogers 7-28-1905 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of James and Angeline (Cope) Rogers. She was born 3-12-1884 near Jerseyville, in Jersey County, IL. She died 2-7-1925 at age 40 at her home 8 miles west of Fieldon, IL. She died following the birth of her 12th child. Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel had 12 children-Clara Mildred (Groppel) Milhime born 12-31-1906 in Jersey Co., IL, married Howard Milhime and they had 5 children; Harold Leslie Groppel born 11-8-1905 in Jersey Co., IL had 2 children and 2 step-children; Leo Jessie Groppel born 9-26-1916 in Jersey Co., IL, had no children; Fred William Groppel born 6-26-1917 in Jersey Co., IL, had 3 children; Matilda Margaret (Groppel) Teney born 9-7-1908 in Jersey Co., IL, had many children; Mary Lena (Groppel) Crouch Besterfeldt born 9-16-1910 in Jersey Co., IL, had many children; Freda June (Groppel) Calvey born 1-14-1920 in Jersey Co., IL, had 2 children; Alice Zelma (Groppel) Longnecker born 12-25-1913 in Jersey Co., IL, married Homer (Hap) Longnecker 12-7-1940, born 1905, had 2 children; Emma (Groppel) Walker born 10-19-1921 in Jersey Co., IL, had 3 children; Otis Nicholas Groppel born 2-7-1925 in Jersey Co., IL, had no children; Edward Groppel born 3-28-1912 in Jersey Co., IL, had 1 child; and Clarence Henry Groppel born 5-4-1908 in Jersey Co., IL, had no children.

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Henry Groppel's wife Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's obituary - Nellie Groppel, 40, died at home 8 miles west of Fieldon, following the birth of her 12th child. She was born near Jerseyville March 12, 1884. She married Henry H. Groppel in July 1905. She leaves her husband and all 12 children; her Mother, Mrs Angeline (Rodgers) Gerson, 1 sister, Mrs Mary Miles; 2 half brother; 1 step sister and 1 step brother. Rev C H Kuhlman of Jerseyville officiated at the funeral from Frieden German Evangelical church, Fieldon. Burial was in Gunterman cemetery.

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(1aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's son Harold L. Groppel was born 11-8-1905 in Jersey County, IL. He died at age 76 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He was a clerk at Owens-Illinois Glass Godfrey, IL, and a WWII Veteran. His wife preceded him in death. Her maiden name was Padget. They had 2 children-John W. Groppel of Grafton, IL, and Mrs. Carol (Groppel) Bartlett, and also 2 step daughters-Neva Perdun of Jerseyville, IL, and Patsy Harper of Stirgus, KY.

Harold L Groppel's obituary - Harold L Groppel, 76, of R1 Grafton d. January 22 at Jersey County Memorial hospital after a lengthy illness. Services were conducted at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev V Clay Noah officiated. He was born November 8, 1905 in Jersey county he son of the late Henry & Nellei (Rogers) Groppel and prior to his retirement he was a clerk at Owen-IL Glass in Godfrey. The WWII veteran was a member of American Legion Post 492 and Jerseyville Eagles Lodge. Surviving are 1 Son, John W Groppel of Grafton; 1 daughter, Carol Bartlett; 2 step daughters, Neva Perdun, Jerseyville and Patsy Harper of Stirgus, KY; 4 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Clara Milhime, Bethalto, Alice Longnecker, ----Tx, Emma Walter, East----, and Mary Besterfeld, Alton. His Wife, ---- (Padget) Groppel, D. February 17, ----. Military graveside rites were conducted at ------ cemetery ----American Legion.

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(2aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's daughter Clara Mildred Groppel was born 12-31-1906 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She died 8-1-1987 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton. IL. She lived in Bethalto, IL. She is buried at Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton, Madison County, IL. She married Howard M. Milhime 7-5-1923 in Alton, IL, son of William Howard Milhime and Mary Susan Miller. They had 5 children-Frederick H. "Pete" Milhime, Edward Milhime, Dorothy Milhime, Douglas Milhime, and Ivan Milhime.

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Henry and Nellie (Rodgers) Groppel daughter Clara Mildred (Groppel) Milhime's obituary - Clara Mildred Milhime, 80, of Bethalto, died at 6:13 pm Saturday, August 1, 1987, at St. Anthony's hospital in Alton, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Jerseyville, daughter of the late Henry and Nellie (Rodgers) Groppel. On July 5, 1923, in Alton she married Howard M. Milhime and he died February 9, 1956. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Dale of Bethalto, two sons, Fredrick and Ivan Milhime both of Bethalto; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Besterfeldt of Bethalto, Alice Longnecker of Waco, Texas, and Emma Walker of East Alton. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm today at Smith Funeral Home in Alton, where services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday With the Rev. Doyle Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Upper Alton cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association or a charity of one's choice.

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(3aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's daughter Mary Lena Groppel was born 9-16-1910 in Jersey County, IL. She died 11-25-1987 at age 77. She lived in Bethalto, IL. She was buried at Upper Alton Cemetery, in Alton, Madison County, IL. Her 1st husband was Cecil Buster Crouch son of James and Nellie Crouch. Their children were Ernest Crouch, Jackie Crouch, Floyd Crouch, Ann Crouch, Cinderella Ruth Crouch born September 3, 1937, Stella Crouch, and Benjamin Crouch born around 1942 or 1943. She married 2nd Warner Besterfeldt.

Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's daughter Mary Lena (Groppel) Crouch Besterfeldt's obituary - Mary Lena Besterfeldt, Jersey County, Illinois, died 25-11-1987, buried Upper Alton cemetery. Mary Lena Besterfeldt, 77, of Bethalto, died Nov.25, 1987, at St. Anthony hospital in Alton, after a lengthy illness. Born in Jersey county, she was the daughter of the late Henry & Nellie (Rogers) Groppel. Surviving are 2 daughters, Ann Short of O'fallon and Ruth Proctor of East Alton; 1 son, Floyd Crouch of Granite City; 8 grandchildren; 12 g-great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Emma Walker of East Alton and Alice Longnecker of Waco, TX. Private services were held at Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Burial was in Upper Alton cemetery..

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(4aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's daughter Emma Groppel was born 10-19-1921 in Jersey Co., IL. She married Cledis Oren Walker. He died Jan. 10, 2000, age 88, in Alton Memorial Hospital. His wife Emma (Groppel) Walker preceded him in death. Cledis Oren Walker and Emma (Groppel) Walker had three children-Richard Eugene Walker (deceased), Brenda (Walker) Summers and Karen (Walker) Fiedler. Brenda has two children Candy and Richard, and six grandchildren, and Karen has three children Nicole, Karl, and Jena.

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Emma Groppel's husband Cledis Oren Walker's obituary - Cledis Oren Walker, 88, died Jan. 10, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Emma Groppel, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Brenda Summers of Alton, and Karen Fiedler of Godfrey. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children and Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton.

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(1aaa) Cledis Oren Walker and Emma (Groppel) Walker's daughter Brenda Jo Walker married 1st Carroll Kermit Wickham April 3, 1965 in Alton, IL. Carroll and Brenda were divorced July 14, 1972. Brenda married 2nd Jim Summers Sept. 29, 1990 in Alton, IL. Children of Brenda Jo Walker and her 1st husband Carroll Kermit Wickham were-Candy Sue Wickham, born Sept. 27, 1966 at Minot AFB, North Dakota, and Richard Allen Wickham, born Sept. 21, 1968 at Minot AFB, North Dakota.

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(1aaaa) Carroll Kermit Wickham and Brenda Jo (Walker) Wickham Summers's son Richard Allen Wickham's wife Denise Renee (Hatten) Wickham's obituary - Denise Renee Wickham, 51, died at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born April 24, 1961, in Alton the daughter of the late Edward W. and Virginia (McReynolds) Hatten. In 1989 she married Richard Wickham and he survives. She was a member of Cherry Street Baptist Church. Also surviving are two daughters, Stephanie Wickham and Samantha Wickham of Alton; one son, Dennis "DJ" Wickham of Alton; one grandchild, Kyrstin Wickham; one brother, Sonny Hatten and his wife, Suzanne, of Alton; and one sister-in-law, Diane Hatten of Alton. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Craig Hatten; and one sister, Patricia D. Bass. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of memorial service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Abundant Life Community Church with the Rev. Paul Militzer to officiate. Burial will be private. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(5aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's daughter Alice Zelma Groppel was born 25 December 1913 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 03 July 1993. She married Homer (Hap) Longnecker Dec. 7, 1940. He was born in 1905. He grew up in Batchtown, Calhoun Co., IL. His brothers were Carl, Roland (Dick), and Chester. All of the above were children of Aloise Longnecker born in 1878 in St. Peters, St. Charles Co., Mo. His wife was Bird or Bertie Behnen. He died in 1930 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. Aloise's parents were Lawrence Longnecker and Christene Hautay. Children of Homer (Hap) Longnecker and Alice Zelma (Groppel) Longnecker were-James Longnecker and Carl Longnecker.

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(1aaaa) Homer (Hap) Longnecker and Alice Zelma (Groppel) Longnecker's granddaughter and their son Carl Edward Longnecker Sr.s daughter Cinnamon Dawn Longnecker's obituary - CANYON COUNTRY, Calif. Cinnamon Dawn Longnecker, 45, went to heaven at 7:17 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Holy Cross Mission Hills Hospital with family by her side. Cinnamon was born on Aug. 14, 1968, in Toledo, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Carl Edward Longnecker and Connie Jo (Miller) Jolley. Cinnamon grew up in Palatine, Ill., where she graduated from Fremb High School in 1986. She then moved to California with her parents in 1988 where she remained until passing. Cinnamon was a devoted mother to two sons, Chad and Colin, raising them as a single parent. Having a son with cerebral palsey, Cinnamon spent countless hours advocating for those with disabilities. Cinnamon is survived by her mother, Connie Jo (Miller) Jolley, her two sons Chad Zachary Mansfield and Colin Douglas Mansfield, and daughter-in-law Brandie Mansfield; a sister, Candy Lynn Jolley, and a brother, Carl Edward Longnecker Jr. and his wife Robin; nieces and nephews, Brittnee Renee Longnecker, Brandon Scott Chudakoff and Catherine Elizabeth Chudakoff; aunts and uncle, Jim and Kim Longnecker and Charlotte Thompson. Visitation will be from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. A graveside service will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Glen Greenwood officiating. Online guestbook and information can be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(6aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's daughter Matilda Margaret Groppel was born 9-7-1908 in Jersey Co., IL. She married Benjamin Teney. Benjamin and Matilda Margaret (Groppel) Teney had these children-Matilda Sarah Mary "Tillie" Teney, Frank "Frankie" Teney, Leo Teney, Ben H. Teney, Hazel Teney, Bertha Teney, Emma Grace Teney, Annie Teney, Junior Frederick Teney, James Madison Teney, and Cecil Roy Teney.

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(1aaa) Benjamin and Matilda Margaret (Groppel) Teney's daughter Matilda Sarah Mary "Tillie" (Teney) Gounds's obituary - Matilda Sarah Mary Gounds (Tillie), 74, of Petrolia, TX passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Wichita Falls, TX. The family will be holding memorial services at a later date. Mrs. Gounds was born December 18, 1936 in Brighton, IL to Benjamin and Matilda Margaret (Grople) Teney. She was married to Carl Leroy Gounds, and was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters Janet Pickering of Petrolia, TX, Rose Marie Finley of Delhi, IL, and Debbie White of Delhi, IL; son Steven Louis Taylor of Lewisville, IL; three brothers Frankie Teney, Leo Teney, and Ben Teney all of Jerseyville, IL, sister Bertha Teney of Gray Summit, MO; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

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(2aaa) Benjamin and Matilda Margaret (Groppel) Teney's son Ben H. Teney's obituary - Ben H. Teney, 71, of Delhi died at 5:17 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Brighton on June 22, 1940, and was the son of the late Benjamin and Matilda (Groppel) Teney. Surviving are: two brothers, Frank Teney and Leo Teney, both of Jerseyville; two sisters, Bertha Collins of Gray's Summit, Mo., and Hazel Draper of Summerville. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Emma Grace Teney, Annie Day, Matilda Gounds; and three brothers, Junior Frederick Teney, James Madison Teney, and Cecil Roy Tenery. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Crawford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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(7aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's son Edward Groppel was born Mar. 28, 1912 in Jersey Co., IL. He died Feb. 6, 1975 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. His burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in North Alton, IL. He married Naomi Mary Tindall in 1956. Edward Groppel and Naomi Mary (Tindall) Groppel had a daughter-Emma Louise Groppel born in 1956. Edward Groppel also had a step-daughter Mary Jane Simpson, and two step-granddaughters Tammy Simpson and Teddi Simpson.

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Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's son Edward Groppel's obituary - Edward Groppel, 62, of 1221 Garden St., Alton, died today at 5:15 a.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital where he had been 10 days. He was a retired guard from Owens-Illinois, Inc. Surviving are his daughter Miss Emma Lou Groppel of Alton; a step-daughter Mary Jane Simpson of Kampsville; two step-granddaughters; four sisters Mrs. Emma Walker of East Alton, Mrs. Alice Longnecker of Brian, Tex., Mrs. Clara Milhine of Cottage Hills and Mrs. Mary Besterfeldt of Alton, and two brothers, Harold "Jake" of Otterville and Clarence "Bud" Groppel of Alton. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Staten Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert Bowling, pastor of Cherry Street Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

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(8aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's son Clarence Henry "Bud" Groppel was born May 4, 1908 in Jersey County, IL, and died in October 1975 in Madison County, IL at 67 years old. He married Myrtle Winters. She was born in Alton, Oct. 22, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Winters. She was married to Clarence Groppel, April 1, 1942, in St. Louis, MO. She died Mar. 14, 1964 in Madison County, IL. Her burial was in Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton, Madison County, IL. They had no children.

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(Note: Here is an article from 1929 in the Alton Evening Telegraph about Clarence Henry "Bud" Groppel having a pet rattle snake - Groppel Has Rattler Pet JERSEYVILLE, Aug. 23, 1929 - Henry Groppel, jr., 16-year-old son of Henry Groppel, of Alton, has a captive rattle snake for a pet at the farm of his uncle, Charles Groppel, of Fieldon, near here, where he makes his home. The reptile is four feet long and was found by young Groppel and his uncle on the John Gerson farm near Fieldon this week. The night before the snake was captured, its mate was killed in the Gerson barn by Mr. Groppel, much to the chagrin of his nephew, who was present and wanted to keep the rattler for a pet. When the dead snake's mate came next day to find its companion, Groppel and his nephew got a long stick and pushed it into a granite bucket. This they put into a keg and screened the top with wire and here the rattler remains contented, feasting on the rabbits and mice supplied by its owner. The two snakes caught by Groppel makes a total of ten rattlers captured recently within a four-mile area. Two were killed about three weeks ago by James Lyles while picking blackberries on the George Medford farm. Harold Medford killed three a short time afterward on his place. Then Wesley Cope killed one on the Robert farm two weeks ago and Lee Devening killed one on his farm last week. Rattle snakes are not common to this territory and their presence in this particular vicinity cannot be accounted for.)

(Note: Clarence Henry "Bud" Groppel sometimes was apparently referred to by his middle name Henry. Also, he would have been 21 years old at the time of the article in 1929 rather than 16 as mentioned in the article.)

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Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's son Clarence Henry "Bud" Groppel's wife Myrtle (Winters) Groppel's obituary - Groppel, Died 3-14-1964 - Mrs. Myrtle Groppel, wife of Clarence Groppel of 1244 W. otfi St., died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday in Alton Memorial Hospital. She had been ill for two months and entered the hospital Feb. 26. The former Myrtle Winters, she was born in Alton, Oct. 22, 1918, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Winters. She was married to Clarence Groppel, April 1, 1942, in St. Louis. Surviving in addition to her husband are two brothers, Herbert and Ernest Winters, Wood River. The Rev. Allen Dace, pastor of Roxana Church of the Nazarene will officiate at services 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel. Burial in Upper Alton Cemetery.

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(9aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's son Leo Jessie Groppel's obituary - Leo J. Groppel, died Dec. 9, 1955 - In failing health since early youth, and a patient for a number of years in Madison County Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Leo Jesse Groppel, 39, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been residing with a brother, Edward Groppel, at 1221 Garden St., since leaving the "sanatorium last October, and Friday morning when he became ill unexpectedly was moved to the hospital. Born in Greene County, Sept. 26, 1916, he was a son of the late Henry Harmon Groppel and Mrs. Nellie Rodgers Groppel. He had resided in Alton since 1925, moving here with his family from Jersey County. Surviving in addition to his brother, Edward, are three other brothers, Harold Otterville; Clarence, Alton, and Fred, Wood River; and five sisters, Mrs, Alice Longnecker, Waco, Tex.; Mrs. Emma Walker, East Alton; Mrs. Tillie Teney, Brighton; Mrs. Clara Milhine, Maple Park, and Mrs. Mary Besterfelt, Alton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Otis. The body is at Gent Chapel where funeral rites will be conducted Monday at 1 p. m. Burial will be in Gunterman Cemetery, near Fieldon. Friends may call al the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

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(10aa) Henry and Nellie (Rogers) Groppel's son Fred William Groppel was born June 26, 1917 in Jersey County, IL. He died May 18, 1966. He married Edith K. Suedel June 8, 1946. She was born Feb. 24, 1922 in Wood River, the daughter of Reed and Lucille (Whitfield) Suedel. She died April 10, 2000 at Premrose Medical Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. After her first husband Fred W. Groppel's death Edith remarried to Daniel Harmon. Children of Fred W. Groppel and Edith K. (Suedel) Groppel Harmon were-William Groppel, James Edward Groppel, and Rebecca Groppel.

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Fred W. Groppel's wife Edith K. (Suedel) Groppel Harmon's obituary - Edith K. Groppel Harmon, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Edith K. Groppel Harmon, 78, died Monday at 10 p.m. April 10, 2000 at Premrose Medical Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Feb. 24, 1822 in Wood River, she was the daughter of the late Reed and Lucille (Whitfield) Suedel. A homemaker, she was a member of St Bernards Catholic Church. She married Fred W. Groppel June 8, 1946. He died May 18, 1966. She married Daniel Harmon, who survives. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law William and Margaret Groppel of Godfrey; a son James Edward Groppel of East Alton; a daughter and son-in-law Daniel and Rebecca Flowers of East Alton; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister Aline J. Dabbs of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a brother John R. Suedel of Ridgeland, Miss. The body was cremated by the National Cremation Society and returned to Illinois.

(3) Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel's son Edward Groppel was born in 1861 in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-16-1912 at Deconess Hospital in St. Louis, MO after an operation for gall stones. He was engaged in a harness business in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Anna Magdalena Egelhoff 5-3-1883. She was the daughter of John and Marie (Arkabauer) Egelhoff. She was born 10-24-1863, and died 5-13-1936. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

Edward Groppel's obituary - Edward Groppel, 51, died at Deconess hospital, St. Louis on July 26, 1912. Funeral services were held from the German Evangelical church in Jerseyville. Rev Jacob Doellefeld officiated. Mr Groppel died after an operation had been performed to remove gall stones. He was engaged in the harness business in Jerseyville.

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Edward Groppel's wife Anna Magdaline (Egelhoff) Groppel's obituary - Mrs. Anna Groppel - Dies at Hardin, JERSEYVILLE, May 14, 1936 — Mrs. Anna Magdalina Groppel, 72, widow of Edward Groppel, died suddenly at the home of her son, Carl Groppel, in Hardin early Wednesday, following a stroke of apoplexy. She was born near Fieldon, the daughter of John and Marie (Arkabauer) Egelhoff. Both of her parents were natives of Germany. She is survived by three sons and three daughters. They are as follows; Clemens G. Groppel and Theodore Groppel of the Jerseyville area, and Carl Groppel of Hardin; Mrs. Lillie Kappler and Mrs. Emma Schmittag of Jerseyvllle, and Mrs. Ada Wick of Bremerton, Wash.

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Edward and Anna Magdalena (Egelhoff) Groppel had 7 children-Carl E. Groppel, John H. Groppel, Lillie Marie Groppel, Clemens G. Groppel, Theodore L. Groppel, Emma L. Groppel, and Ada Groppel.

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(1a) Edward and Anna Magdalena (Egelhoff) Groppel's son Carl E. Groppel was born 3-24-1907 in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-8-1980 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was a school teacher in Calhoun and Jersey County for 25 years. He married Mary Elizabeth Herron 4-29-1934 in Fieldon, IL. She was born June 4, 1910, in Hardin to Harry and Electa (Snider) Herron. She died April 10, 2009, at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Carl and Mary Elizabeth (Herron) Groppel had 3 children-Janis Groppel married to Fred Dhue of Jerseyville, Janet Groppel Masiero of Alton, IL, and one son, Harry Groppel and his wife Barbara Groppel of Sebring, Fla.

Carl E. Groppel's obituary - Carl E Groppel, 73, retired teacher of Jerseyville d. July 8 at Jersey County Memorial hospital after a lengthy illness. Services were held at Peace United Church by Rev Robert Broeder. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He had retired in June, 1970 after 25 years of teaching in Jersey county schools including E Elementary where he taught from 1948-70. He also taught in Hardin from 1946-48. He was born March 24, 1907, the son of Edward & Anna (Egelhoff) Groppel. He was a member of Peace United Church, Jerseyville, Masonic Lodge AF & AM, 32nd Scottish Rite, Belleville and Shriners Ainaid Temple, East St. Louis. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (Herron) whom he married April 29, 1934 at Fieldon; 2 daughters, Janis Taylor of Wood River and Janet Masiero of Alton; 1 son, Bob Groppel of Delta Junction, AK; 11 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church and American Cancer Society.

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Carl Groppel's wife Mary Elizabeth (Herron) Groppel's obituary - Mary Elizabeth Groppel, 98, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville. She was born June 4, 1910, in Hardin to Harry and Electa (Snider) Herron, who are deceased. Her marriage to Carl Groppel took place April 24, 1934, in Fieldon. He died July 8, 1980. She was a dietician at Jersey Community Hospital, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville and Order of Eastern Star in Hardin since 1934.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Masiero of Alton and Janis and Fred Dhue of Jerseyville; one son, Harry and Barbara Groppel of Sebring, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, one brother, Howard Herron; and two sisters, Myrtle Williams and Lavita Bailey, preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Jon Lorch will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, where she was a member.

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(2a) Edward and Anna Magdalena (Egelhoff) Groppel's son John H. Groppel was born 3-24-1885 in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-6-1917 at the home of his mother Mrs. Edward Groppel in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Augusta Emma Gerson 12-24-1907 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of John and Amelia (Knolp) Gerson. She was born 10-18-1888 in Jersey County, IL, and died 10-8-1972 in Jersey County, IL. Following the death of her 1st husband, John Groppel, she was united in marriage with James C. Antrobus who also preceded her in death. John and Augusta (Gerson) Groppel had 3 children-Francis L. Groppel, Morris W. Groppel, and Florence Groppel.

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John Groppel's wife Augusta Emma (Gerson) Groppel Antrobus's obituary - Augusta Emma Antrobus, born 18-10-1888, Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-08-1972, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Funeral services were held Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home for Mrs. Augusta Emma Antrobus, 83, of 203 Fremont Street, Jerseyville. Reverend Louis Huber of St. Louis, former pastor of Peace Evangelical Church in Jerseyville, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Antrobus, a daughter of the late John and Amelia Knolp Gerson, was born in Jersey County on October 18, 1888. Her survivors are two sons, Francis L. Groppel of Jerseyville and Morris W. Groppel of Melbourne Beach, Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Tucker of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and four brothers, Louis Gerson of Jerseyville, Albert Gerson of Monroe, Louisiana, William Gerson, Brussels, and Charles Gerson of Godfrey. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Blaeser; and two brothers, Fred and Henry Gerson. Following the death of her husband, John Groppel, she was united in marriage with James C. Antrobus who also preceded her in death.

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(1aa) John and Augusta (Gerson) Groppel's son Francis L. "Syke" Groppel was born 6-25-1908 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1977 in Piasa Township, in Jersey County, IL of drowning in a pond at Gibbon Farm where he had gone fishing. He managed Tri-City Grocery Store in Jerseyville, IL before retiring. He is buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married 1st Marie Josephine Mans, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Berghoff) Mans. She was born 1-27-1909 in Madison County, IL. She died 3-1-1968 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton, IL. She is buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married 2nd Cecelia "Ceil" (Schmieder) Tonsor 1-31-1970. She has been married previously to Joseph Tonsor. She died 8-31-2011.

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Francis L. "Syke" Groppel's obituary - Francis L "Syke" Groppel, 69, of Jerseyville, was pronounced dead September 21 in Piasa township from apparent drowning in a pond at Gibbons farm where he had gone fishing. Groppel was retired manager from Tricity grocery, Jerseyville and was a member of the Tri City Grocery 25 Year Club. He was born in Jersey county, June 25, 1908, a son of John L & Augusta (Gerson) Groppel. He was a member of St. Francis Church, 4th Degree K of C, St. Francis Parish Center, Moose Lodge and Hud Board. - incomplete.

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Francis L. "Syke" Groppel's 2nd wife Cecelia "Ceil" (Schmieder) Tonsor Groppel's obituary - Cecelia "Ceil" Tonsor Groppel, 102, died peacefully at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Westwoods area of Fieldon on Jan. 13, 1909, the youngest of 10 children born to the late Joseph and Barbara (Wachter) Schmieder. She was a member of the last graduating class from Ursuline Academy earning her diploma in 1926. She was a dedicated woman to her family, a devout woman to her Catholic faith, and an integral part of her loving family. She first married Joseph Tonsor on Oct. 25, 1933, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon and together they shared nearly 22 years together before his death on June 24, 1955. She later married Francis "Syke" Groppel on Jan. 31, 1970, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville and they were only blessed with seven years together before his untimely death on Sept. 21, 1977. Surviving are three daughters, Marcella Pohlman Schroeder, Lucille Hamblen and Edith "Edie" Garland, all of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Edie Tonsor of Jerseyville; two stepsons and their wives, John and Judy Groppel of Jerseyville, and Russell and Janice Groppel of Godfrey; a son-in-law and his wife, James and Sandy File of Carrollton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Although her life was filled with much love and happiness, Ceil also experienced great pain in the loss of numerous family members, including her parents, her husbands, a daughter, Janet File; a son and daughter-in-law, John Robert and Berneice Tonsor; three grandchildren, Alan File, Jane Ann (Hamblen) Tuey, Elizabeth "Liz" (Garland) Graham; four sons-in-law, James Theodore "Ted" Hamblen, Ernest Pohlman, Bernard Schroeder and Truman Garland; a stepdaughter-in-law, Kathleen Groppel; two brothers, Carl Schmieder and Father Justin Schmieder; six sisters, Mary Heitzig, Lena Heitzig, Dora Wardein, Edith Tonsor, Margaret Goetten and Teresa Schleper; and one sister in infancy. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a prayer service will be read at 2:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to Masses.

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Francis L. "Syke" Groppel and his 1st wife Marie (Mans) Groppel had 2 children-John Groppel of Jerseyville, and Russell Groppel of Godfrey, IL.

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(1aaa) Francis L. "Syke" Groppel and his 1st wife Marie (Mans) Groppel's son John Groppel's wife Judy (Edwards) Groppel's brother Robert Lee Edwards's obituary - Robert Lee Edwards, 76, died at 5:45 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville. He was born in Carrollton on July 21, 1940, and was the son of Shirley N. & Anna (Koster) Edwards. Robert was a lifelong resident of Carrollton, and during his adult life maintained several occupations, including a positions with a steel factory in Carlinville, the City of Carrollton, and served as a bus driver for the school district, however his favorite times were spent working for area farmers, whenever and wherever needed. He married the former Shirley Elizabeth Gilbert in Carrollton, and together they were the parents of two sons. She preceded Robert in death in 1994. Surviving are his twin sons, Timothy Edwards and James Edwards both of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Jamie Edwards and Sean Edwards: a sister & brother in law, Judy & John Groppel of Jerseyville; and a brother, Dale Edwards of Carrollton; along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister in law, Roberta "Bertie" Edwards.Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and will continue from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Father Patrick Gibbons will officiate. Private burial at the St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to his family in care of Crawford Funeral Home.

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(2aa) John and Augusta (Gerson) Groppel's son Morris W. Groppel married Ernesta Motsinger 12-31-1936 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1916. She died in an auto accident in Florida 6-10-1959. Her parents were Ernest and Marie Motsinger. She is buried at White Chapel Memorial Garden in Canton, IL. Morris and Ernesta (Motsinger) Groppel had a son, Michael J. Groppel of Miami, FL.

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Morris W. Groppel's wife Ernesta (Motsinger) Groppel's obituary - Ernesta Groppel, 42, wife of Morris Groppel of Melbourne Beach, FL, and daughter in law of Mrs Agusta Antroubus of Jerseyville, was fatally injured in an auto accident, June 10, 1959 when her car crashed head on into another car parked on a state road just south of Melbourne Beach. The FL deputy sheriff, who happened to be following 2 cars behind Mrs Groppel when the accident occurred, said she was driving north and apparently did not see the ford which had on its parking lights, but not its headlights. Mrs Groppel was alone and was traveling about 40 mph. She sustained a broken neck, crushed chest and other injuries, and was pinned under the dashboard of her car, and was dead before an ambulance arrived.

Surviving her are her husband, a former Jerseyville resident,; 1 son, Michael Groppel of Miami, FL; her mother Mrs Marie Motsinger, Melbourne Beach, FL; her father Ernest E Motsinger of Canton, IL; 1 sister, Mrs Rita King, Canton; and 2 brothers, Ernest D. Motsinger, Miami, FL and Jack E Motsinger of Long Beach, CA. Mr & Mrs Groppel had resided at Canton, IL, for several years before moving to FL 2 years ago. The body was returned to Canton where funeral rites were held June 15, at Murphy funeral home. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Garden near Canton. Mrs Antrobus, Mr & Mrs Francis Gorppel, Mr & Mrs Courtney Tucker and daughter, Loraine of Jerseyville and Mr & Mrs Charles T Gerson of Godfrey went to Canton to attend the funeral rites. Morris Groppel and son and Mrs Motsinger came to Jerseyville from Canton and were overnight guests of the former's mother Mrs Antorbus. They were enroute to FL.

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(1aaa) Morris and Ernesta (Motsinger) Groppel's son Michael J. Groppel's obituary - August 20, 1988. Michael J. Groppel, 49, 4350 Country Road, Melbourne, died Thursday. Born in Canton, Ill., he moved to Melbourne in 1955. He was a material analyst at Harris Corp. He was a member of the Community Church of God in Melbourne. Survivors: wife, Emma, Melbourne; son, Paul, Melbourne; daughter, Monica Miller, Orlando. Services: Monday at 2 p.m. at Community Church of God. Calling hours: Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

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(3aa) John and Augusta (Gerson) Groppel's daughter Florence Groppel was born 10-1-1910 in Otterville, IL, and died 5-23-2001 in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Courtney Tucker 10-1-1928. He was the son of Henry and Amy Rebecca (Freeman) Tucker. He was born 2-7-1905 in Jersey County, IL. He died 3-4-1972 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. Courtney and Florence (Groppel) Tucker had a daughter, Lorraine Tucker of Jerseyville, IL.

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Florence (Groppel) Tucker's husband Courtney Tucker's obituary - TUCKER. Died 03-14-1972. Courtney Tucker, 67, of 908 Walnut St., Jerseyville, died at 11:25 pm Wednesday March 14 at Jersey Community hospital. Funeral arrangements were pending at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville when the Democrat News went to press. He was born February 7, 1905 in Jersey County the son of Henry B. & Amy Rebecca (Freeman) Tucker. Mr. Tucker was a real estate salesman for the Slover Agency. His survivors are his wife, Florence (Groppel) Tucker; 1 daughter, Lorrain Tucker; 3 Brothers, Henry Tucker of Colorado, Leslie L. Tucker of Bloomington and William Bryan Tucker of Girard; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ora Ewing, Mrs. Pete (Flossie) Mathan, and Mrs. Thelma Mcfain of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and 3 half-brother.

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(3a) Edward and Anna Magdalena (Egelhoff) Groppel's daughter Lillie Marie Groppel was born 9-16-1887 in Jersey County, IL. She died 10-14-1971 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Henry J. Kappler 2-17-1907. He was the son of Eugene and Elizabeth (Appleman) Kappler. He was born 8-17-1881 in Evansville, Ind, and died 4-23-1964 in Jersey County, IL. He was a farmer, but they had lived in Jerseyville, IL after he retired from farming. Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler had 7 children-Ruth (Kappler) Phipps, Elizabeth (Kappler) Scarber, Eugene Kappler, Rev. Louis Kappler, Edwin Kappler, Helen Kappler, and George Kappler.

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Lillie Marie (Groppel) Kappler's obituary - KAPPLER. 14 October 1971: Set Kappler final rites for Friday: Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Marie Kappler, 84 year old Jerseyville resident, have been set for Friday afternoon, 15 October at 1:30 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Mrs. Kappler was a member of the United Church of Christ and Rev. Leonard Tood of Midway, formerly of Jersey county, and Rev. Wm. H. Smith, pastor of Peace United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home after 3 pm today (Thurs). The death of Mrs. Kappler, who resided at 1120 N. Sumner Street, occurred at the Jersey Community Hospital Wednesday morning, 13 October at 5:40 o'clock. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Magdalene Egelhoff Groppel and was born in Jersey county 16 September 1887. Surviving Mrs. Kappler are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Scarber of Moorse Hill, Indiana, and Mrs. William Phipps of Godfrey; three sons, Eugene A. Kappler of Bethalto and Rev. Louis E. Kappler and Edwin R. Kappler of Jerseyville and Theodore Groppel of Clearwater, Florida; and one sister, Mrs. Anthony Schmittag of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kappler, one son, George, and a daughter, Helen.

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Lillie Marie (Groppel) Kappler's husband Henry J. Kappler's obituary - KAPPLER. 23 April 1964: Henry J. Kappler died unexpectedly Saturday morning .... Henry Joseph Kappler, retired farmer, died unexpectedly at his home, 1116 North Sumner Street, Jerseyville, early Saturday morning. He had not complained of illness and his death came as a shock to his family and friends. Rev. Henry O. Renken officiated at funeral services which were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Kappler, son of the late Eugene and Elizabeth Appleman Kappler, was born in Evansville, Indiana, 17 August 1881. He engaged in farming for many years, and for the past five years he has lived in Jerseyville. Mr. Kappler is survived by his Wife, Lilly Marie Groppel Kappler; three sons, Eugene of Bethalto, and Louis and Edwin of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Scarber of Moores Hill, Indiana, and Mrs. Ruth Phipps of Godfrey; twenty-one grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

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(1aa) Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler's daughter Ruth Kappler was born 9-8-1920 in Jersey County, IL, and died 8-25-2004. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married William W. Phipps 12-17-1938. He died 12-22-2003. They had 4 children-Ronald Phipps of Chestnut, IL, William Phipps of Godfrey, IL, James Phipps of Godfrey, IL, and Charles Phipps of Little Rock, Ark.

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(2aa) Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler's son Rev. Louis Edward Kappler was born Dec. 27, 1912 in Jersey County, IL. He died April 28, 2011 in Jerseyville, IL. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyvile, IL. He married Mary Elizabeth Robbins on Jan. 18, 1933, in Carrollton, IL. She died on Aug. 4, 1982. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyvile, IL.

Rev. Louis Edward Kappler and Mary Elizabeth (Robbins) Kappler had 9 children-David Kappler who married Omok; Edith Kappler who married Jesse Lester; Esther Kappler who married Robert Evans; Violet Kapper who married William Clendenny; Darlene Kappler who married Douglas Miller; Carolyn Kappler who married Kenneth Plummer; Mildred Pearl Kappler (deceased) who married Rodney Ross; Ruth Ann Kappler who married Lloyd McClintock; and Robert Kappler of Pine Bluff, Arkansas who married Janie Ann Baker of Hillview, IL, and they have a son Robert Linn Kappler.

(Note: Ruth Ann Kappler's husband Lloyd McClintock was married previously to my cousin Geneva Ruth "Sissy" (Griffin) McClintock the daughter of my father Walter Edward Westfall's sister Anna (Westfall) Griffin; and Robert Kappler's wife Janie Ann (Baker) Kappler's younger sister Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar is married to my cousin Clifford Krauahaar the son of my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's younger brother Raymond Kraushaar and his first wife Evelyn (Young) Kraushaar.)

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Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler's son Rev. Louis Edward Kappler's obituary - The Rev. Louis Edward Kappler, 98, died peacefully at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Louis was born on Dec. 27, 1912 in Jersey County on of four sons and three daughters born to Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler. He attended the rural school of Irene and Otterville public schools and was a retired home contractor and a lifelong Christian, ministering at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville where he was a lifelong minister for a 10 year period. He married the former Mary Elizabeth Robbins on Jan. 18, 1933, in Carrollton. She died on Aug. 4, 1982.

Surviving are his eight children and their spouses, Edith M. and Jessie Lester of Jerseyville, Robert L. and Janie Ann Kappler of Pine Bluff, Ark., Esther and Robert Evans, Ruth Ann McClintock, Violet and William Clendenny, E. Darlene and Douglas Miller, all of Jerseyville, Carolyn and Kenneth Plummer of Rosedale and David and Omok Kappler of Jerseyville; a son-in-law, Rodney Ross of Carrollton; 20 Grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, M. Pearl Ross; three sisters, Helen Kappler, Elizabeth Scarber and Ruth Phipps; and three brothers, George Kappler, Eugene Kappler, and Edwin Kappler. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2. The Revs. Clyde Shaw and Paul Lynn will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville.

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Rev. Louis E. Kappler's wife Mary E. (Robbins) Kappler's obituary - Mary E. Kappler, 65, of 607 E. Arch, wife of Rev. Louis Kappler of Jeseyville, died unexpectedly at 7:13 pm 4 Aug at Jersey Comm. Hospital from an apparent heart attack. She was born 31 Mar 1917 in Hollywood, MO; a daughter of the late Roy and Nannie Lawson White. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Robert of Pine Bluff, Ark., and David Kappler who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in South Korea; seven daughters, Edith Lester, Grafton; Esther Evans, Violet Clendenny and Ruth Ann McClintock of Jerseyville; Pearl Ross, Carrollton, Darlene Miller, Fieldon, and Carolyn Plummer, Quincy; 16 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; half brother, George White of Jerseyville. Funeral from Gospel Assembly Church. Rev. Clyde Shaw officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(1aaa) Rev. Louis Edward Kappler and Mary Elizabeth (Robbins) Kappler's daughter Mildred Pearl (Kappler) Ross's obituary - Mildred Pearl Ross, 63, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Alton Memorial Hospital from complications of kidney cancer, which she had battled for the past 3 1/2 months. She was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Jerseyville, to Louis Edward Kappler of Jerseyville and the late Mary Elizabeth (Robbins) Kappler. After graduating in 1958 from Jersey Community High School, she continued her education at Illinois State University in Normal for two years, studying to be a teacher. She married Rodney Ross on March 16, 1960, in Bloomington, Ill., and returned to the Carrollton area. After helping on the family farm and rearing her children, she continued her educational career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned a bachelor's degree. She substituted throughout Greene County and later obtained a position with the Jersey Community Unit School District 100. She was an instructor with the Head Start Program, retiring in 2002. After her retirement, she substituted in Greene County. A member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge, she loved to crochet, quilt and was an avid bowler, belonging to several different leagues.

In addition to her husband and father, surviving are three children and their spouses, Richard and Laura Ross of Carrollton, Kenneth and Terri Ross of Auburn, and Deborah and Randy Stone of Roodhouse; 12 grandchildren; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Jessie Lester, Esther and Robert Evans, Ruth Ann McClintock, Violet and William Clendenny, and Darlene and Douglas Miller, all of Jerseyville, and Carolyn and Kenneth Plummer of Rosedale; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Ann Kappler of Pine Bluff, Ark., and David and Omok Kappler of Jerseyville; her father-in-law, Harvey Ross and his wife, Alberta, of Carrollton. Besides her mother, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Ethel Ross; and a brother-in-law, Lloyd McClintock. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Kane Cemetery.

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(2aaa) Rev. Louis Edward Kappler and Mary Elizabeth (Robbins) Kappler's son Robert LeRoy Kappler's obituary - Robert LeRoy Kappler, 77, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Jerseyville to Louis Edward and Mary Robbins Kappler. He was a member of West Pine Bluff Church of God. He began his career at Grafton Boat Company, moving to Pine Bluff in 1972 as one of the founders of SteelShip Corporation, retiring from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel in 2003. Survivors include his wife, Janie Ann Baker Kappler; sons, Robert (Leesa) Kappler and Jon, all of Pine Bluff, Neil (Theresa) of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Brad Kappler, Megan Reed; a great-grandchild, Casie Kappler, all of Pine Bluff; sisters, Edith Lester, Esther Evans, Violet Clendenny, Ruth Ann McClintock, Darlene Miller, Carolyn Plummer; and a brother, David Kappler, all of Jersey County. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Pearl Ross of Kane. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at West Pine Bluff Church of God with the Rev. Scott Cox officiating. Visitation will follow the memorial service. Arrangements by Ralph Robinson and Son. Memorials may be made to West Pine Bluff Church of God, 5810 West Malcomb Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71602.

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(3aaa) Rev. Louis Edward Kappler and Mary Elizabeth (Robbins) Kappler's daughter Eva Darlene (Kappler) Miller's obituary - Eva Darlene Miller, 64, went to be home with the Lord at 11:10 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis County, Mo. She was born on Nov. 23, 1949 in Carrollton, IL. the daughter of the late Rev. Louis Edward & Mary Elizabeth (Robbins) Kappler. Darlene graduated in 1967 from Jersey Community High School, and was employed at Olin Corp. in East Alton and Updikes in Jerseyville for a short time, and has been employed for the past 18 years in the Accounting Department at Wal-Mart in Jerseyville. She married Douglas L. Miller on Sept. 4, 1970 at the Healing Waters Temple in Jerseyville, and they shared nearly 42 years before his death on July 9, 2012. Surviving are a daughter & son in law, Lisa & John Tomerlin of Jerseyville; a granddaughter, Kelsie Marie Tomerlin; a brother & sister in law, David & Omok Kappler of Jerseyville; five sisters & brothers in law, Edith & Jesse Lester, Esther & Robert Evans, Ruth Ann McClintock, Violet & William Clendenny all of Jerseyville, and Caroly & Kenneth Plummer of Rosedale; a brother in law, Rodney Ross of Carrollton; a sister in law, Ann Kappler of Pine Bluff, Ark.; along with many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents & husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Pearl Ross; a brother, Robert L. Kappler; and a brother in law, Lloyd McClintock. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Clyde Shaw officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery.

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(4aaa) Rev. Louis Edward Kappler and Mary Elizabeth (Robbins) Kappler's daughter Esther L. (Kappler) Evans's husband Robert L. Evans's obituary - JERSEYVILLE - Robert L. Evans, 80, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born October 22, 1935 in Palmyra, Ill., the son of William L. and Lennie Pearl (Towery) Evans; both deceased. He married Esther L. Kappler on December 24, 1955, in Jerseyville. He retired as a automotive body man at Sunderland Chevrolet in Jerseyville. He served in the U.S. Army 1961-1967. Survivors include his wife, Esther L. Evans; children, Regina A. Merriman and Companion John Johnson of Pittsfield, Ill.; Jeffrey and Royal Evans of Bethalto, Ill. and Mark Evans of Jerseyville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Evans of Collinsville, Ill. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Edna Hardwick. Visitation: 1-4 p.m. Sunday December 13, 2015, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, December 14, 2015, at Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville. Military Graveside Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492, with Rev. Clyde Shaw and Rev. Richard Rayls to officiate. Burial: Kane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family in care of the funeral home. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to her family in care of the funeral home.

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(3aa) Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler's son Edwin Russell Kappler was born 6-2-1915 in Jersey County, IL. He died 6-29-1972 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was a sheet metal worker, and a WWII veteran.

(Note: Here is an article from the Alton Evening Telegraph Newspaper dated Sept. 22, 1945 about Edwin R. Kappler's service record and discharge - Edwin R, Kappler, T/4, received an honorable discharge from service Sept. 15 at the Wakeman Hospital Center, Camp Atterbury, Ind. He entered service Oct. 27, 1941, and left for overseas March 24, 1942, returning to the states in December, 1944. He served 31 months in the Asiatic-Pacific war theater and his decorations include the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, overseas bars. He has 107 points. He is the son of Henry Kappler of Jerseyville.)

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Edwin R. Kappler's obituary - KAPPLER. 29 June 1972: Edwin Kappler died Thursday unexpectedly.....final services for Edwin Russell Kappler, 57, of Jerseyville were held Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Kappler, who was a sheet metal worker, became ill while riding home from his work south of Jerseyville with a fellow employee Thursday. They stopped at a service station to summon an ambulance. Mr. Kappler was pronounced dead on arrival at 6:30 pm at Alton memorial hospital. A World War II veteran, he was born 2 June 1915 in Jersey county, a son of Henry and Lillie Groppel Kappler. Mr. Kappler was a member of the Jerseyville American Legion and V.F.W. posts, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge and was Chef-de-garre of 40 & 8 Voiture. His survivors are two brothers, Eugene A. Kappler of Bethalto and Rev. Louis E. Kappler of Jerseyville; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Scarber of Indiana and Mrs. William (Ruth) Phipps of Godfrey. Visitation was held at Jacoby funeral home after 4:00 pm Sat. Services were in charge of Worthey Post American Legion and V.F.W.

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(4aa) Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler's daughter Helen Kappler was born 5-29-1918 in Jersey County, IL, and died 2-6-1926 in Jersey County, IL.

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(5aa) Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler's son George Kappler died 6-22-1926 In Jersey County, IL.

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Henry and Lillie (Groppel) Kappler are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(4a) Edward and Anna Magdalena (Egelhoff) Groppel's son Clemens G. Groppel was born in 1884 in Jersey County, IL. He died 6-15-1969. He was a former Jerseyville, IL mayor. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Freda Gertrude Kessler 12-5-1911 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1883, and 3-9-1956. She was the daughter of George and Margaretha (Horn) Kessler. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Clemens G Groppel's wife Freda Gertrude (Kessler) Groppel's obituary - Freda Gertrude Groppel, 73, wife of former Mayor Clemmens G Groppel, Sr, of Jerseyville, d. March 9, at St. Anthony hospital, Alton. She had been ill for an extended period and a patient for 5 days. Born in Jersey county, March 16, 1882, a daughter of the late George & Margaretha (Horn) Kessler. In addition her husband, survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs Robert Miller, Jerseyville and Mrs Otis Cooper, Fieldon; 1 son, Clemmons, Jr, Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs Louis Krueger, Fieldon and Mrs Louisa Haushalter, Blue Island and 1 brother, George Kessler of Fieldon. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, 1 brother, and 1 grandchild. She was a member of the Church of Peace and Steelman Camp, Royal Neighbors of America. Funeral services were held March 11 at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William D. Stickney, Pastor of the Church of Peace, Jerseyville officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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Clemens and Freda (Kessler) Groppel had 3 children-Clemens G. Groppel Jr of Jerseyville, IL, Dorothy Louise Groppel who married Otis Cooper, and Margaret Groppel who Married Robert Miller.

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(1aa) Clemens and Freda (Kessler) Groppel's son Clemens G. Groppel Jr was born Oct. 23, 1924 in Jerseyville, IL, and died 4-28-2002. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Dolores Bailey 5-8-1949. She was born Dec. 22, 1922, the daughter of William L. Bailey (1894 - 1934) and Clara Wilhelmina (Zigrange) Bailey (1894 - 1974). She died 4-28-2000. She is buried in Oak Grove Cmetery in Jerseyville, IL. They had 5 children-Michael Groppel of Jerseyville, Il, Stanley Groppel of Jerseyville, Il, Gena Groppel who married Kevin Long of Hoffman Estates, IL, and twin daughters, Rita Jean Groppel and Ronda Jean Groppel born in Carrollton, Greene County, IL 12-25-1951. Rita Jean died at birth. Ronda Jean died 6-9-1959, age 7, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton, IL. They are both buried at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Clemens G. Groppel Jr.'s wife E. Dolores (Bailey) Groppel's brother Ralph L. Bailey's obituary - WOOD RIVER - Ralph L. Bailey, 74, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Bethalto Care Center. He was born on June 6, 1931, in St. Louis to William L. and Clara (Zigrange) Bailey. His marriage to the former Betty Ehlman took place in Jerseyville on Dec. 1, 1956. She survives. The U.S. Navy veteran was a moldmaker for Owens-Illinois for 21 years and owned and operated Bailey’s Market in Wood River for 18 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ in Wood River, Jerseyville Masonic Lodge and Wood River Moose Lodge. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and David Howard of Glen Carbon; two sons, John Bailey and wife, Donna, of Meadowbrook, Brad Bailey of Wood River; six grandchildren, Derek Howard, Amanda Bailey, Alysia Bailey, Angelina Bailey, Matthew Bailey and Emilie Bailey; and a brother, Carl "Roger" Bailey and his wife, JoAnn, of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill Bailey; a sister, Dolores Groppel; a sister-in-law, Mildred Bailey; and a brother-in-law, Clem Groppel. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Marks Mortuary in Wood River where the Rev. Jim Johnston will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. The St. John United Church of Christ, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society have been named as memorials.

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(2aa) Clemens and Freda (Kessler) Groppel's daughter Dorothy Louise Groppel was born 7-7-1916, and died 4-27-2003 in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Otis Leonard Cooper 4-27-1935. They had 2 children-Leonard Cooper of Jerseyville, IL, and Linda (Cooper) Kirbach of Jerseyville, IL.

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(3aa) Clemens and Freda (Kessler) Groppel's daughter Margaret Magdelena Groppel was born 9-13-1913 in Jerseyville, IL. She died 4-4-1959 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Robert F. Miller 6-10-1936. He was born 9-6-1915 in Fieldon, IL, and died 10-12-2004. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jersyville, IL. He was a retired assistant postmaster in Jerseyville, IL. They had 2 children-Mrs. Roberta (Miller) George of Kansas City, MO, and Fred Miller of Jerseyville, IL.

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Margaret Magdalena (Groppel) Miller's obituary - MILLER. Died 04-04-1959. Mrs. Margaret Magdelena Miller, wife of Robert F. Miller, an employee of the Jerseyville post office, died at ten o'clock Saturday Night April 4, at Barnes hospital in St. Louis where she had been a patient for four days. Prior to that time she had been a patient at the Jersey Community Hospital and St. Joseph hospital in Alton. Mrs. Miller, a daughter of ex-mayor Clemens Groppel and the late Freda Kessler Groppel was born in Jerseyville, September 13, 1913, and her age at the time of death was forty-five years, six months and twenty-one days. In addition to her husband and father, Mrs. Miller is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roberta Kanallakan of Jerseyville, one son, Fred Miller of Jerseyville; one brother, Clemens G. Groppel, Jr. of this city and one sister, Mrs. Otis Cooper of Fieldon. The decedent was a member of Peace Evangelical and Reformed church in Jerseyville and the Ruby Rebekah Lodge of this city. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon, April 7 at two o'clock. The Rev. Alton Loar officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(5a) Edward and Anna Magdalena (Egelhoff) Groppel's son Theodore L. Groppel was born 3-8-1897 in Jerseyville, IL. He died 11-20-1973 at Wood River Township Hospital, Wood River, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He worked for Shell Oil Corp. in Wood River, IL. He married Julia Emma Tuetken 9-17-1919, the daughter of Henry J. and Minnie (Dewerff) Tuetken. She was born 8-13-1896 in Jerseyville, IL. She died age 79 at Wood River Township Hospital, Wood River, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Theodore L. Groppel's obituary - Theodore L Groppel, 76, of Bethalto, d. November 20 at Wood River Township hospital. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Leonard Todd of Moro officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born March 8, 1897 in Jerseyville a son of Edward & Anna (Eglehofff) Groppel. Mr groppel retired from the transportation department at Shell Oil Co. Surviving are his wife, Julia (Tuetken) Groppel; 1 brother, Carl Groppel of Jerseyville; and 1 sister, Mrs Anthony (Emma) Schmittag of Jerseyville. Visitation at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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

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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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(7a) Edward and Anna Magdalena (Egelhoff) Groppel's daughter Ada A. Groppel was born in Oct. 1889 in Jersey County, IL. She married John W. Wick born abt. 1888. He died in August 1951. They lived in Bremerton, Washington.

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Ada A. Groppel's husband John Wick's obituary - Former Jerseyan Dies in Bremerton - Jerseyville -- Mayor Clem Groppel, of this city received word Monday evening of the death of his brother-in-law, John Wick, of Bremerton, Wash. The latter was a former resident of Jersey County and his widow was before her marriage, Miss Adah Groppel. Wick was the son of the late John Wick, Sr., and Mrs. William Wenzel. He was 63 years of age at the time of his death. Mrs. Carrie Engle of this city, a sister of the deceased, and Theodore Groppel, of Wood River, a brother-in-law, left Monday for Bremerton to attend the funeral. The funeral rites and interment were scheduled to be held in Bremerton. (Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Thursday, August 9, 1951.)

(4) Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel's son William H. Groppel was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-14-1935 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Grace Bell. the daughter of Charles Bell. She was born 11-2-1877, and died 3-5-1950. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery Jerseyville, IL.

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William H. Groppel's obituary - Funeral of William H. Groppel, died July 14, 1935 - Funeral services for William H. Groppel were held this afternoon at the Fieldon Evangelical Church in Fieldon, the Rev. Leonard Todd officiated and interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Groppel died Sunday. He had been afflicted with rheumatism for a number of years and complications setting in resulted in his death. He was born near Fieldon, the son of Herman Henry and Johanna Augusta Groppel, both natives of Germany. For 18 years he was associated In the grain business in Jerseyville. In conjunction with their grain business Groppel and his partner operated one of the first automobile agencies in Jersey County. Surviving Groppel are his wife Grace Groppel of Jerseyville; one brother Louis Groppel of Fleldon; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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William H. Groppel's wife Grace (Bell) Groppel's obituary - Mrs. Grace Groppel, Jerseyville, March 7 - Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Groppel, widow of the late William Groppel, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in this city. Rev W. Stoerker, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment will be in the Oak Grove Mausoleum. She was born Nov. 2, 1877, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bell and died in her home in this city at 3:30 a.m. March 5. She is survived by one brother, Ebert Bell. Friends may call at the Gubser Funeral Home until noon Wednesday when the body will be removed to the church where friends may call until time for the funeral. (Date: March 8, 1950 - Paper: Daily Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL)

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William H. Groppel's wife Grace (Bell) Groppel's mother Annie E. (Tiff) Bell's obituary - Mrs. Annie E. Bell, aged 77 years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wiliam H. Groppel, in this city Friday evening, April 21, 1933 at 6:30 o’clock. Although Mrs. Bell had been in ill health for sometime, her condition did not become serious until a few days before her death. The deceased was the daughter of the late Eber and Hannah Dohniera Tiff, and was born in New York on June 2, 1855. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bell. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Groppel, the deceased is survived by one son, Eber Bell, of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held from the Groppel home to Jacoby Brothers Chapel, Sunday afternoon, April 23, at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. C. C. Dawdy officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. [27 Apr 1933]

(5) Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel's son Theodore Groppel was born in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1895 at the age of 22 at the home of his brother Fred Groppel 4 miles west of Fieldon in Jersey County, IL. He died of Typhoid-Malaria.

(6) Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel's son Louis Henry Groppel was born 2-17-1878 in Jersey County, IL. He died 2-9-1948 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. I don't have any other information about Louis Henry Groppel.

(7) Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel's daughter Caroline "Lena" Groppel was born 3-26-1864 in Jersey County, IL. She died 2-13-1892 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Henry C. Krueger 3-15-1887. He was born in 1864 and died in 1956. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Henry and Caroline "Lena" (Groppel) Krueger had 2 children-Annie Krueger and Henry Krueger. After Caroline "Lena" (Groppel) Krueger's death in 1892 at the age of 27, her husband Henry Krueger remarried to Barbara Hagen 3-6-1894.

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(1a) Henry and Caroline "Lena" (Groppel) Krueger's daughter Annie Krueger was born in 1889 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1949. She married Fred H. Gerson 11-17-1909. He was born in 1886 and died in 1919. They are both buried in Fieldon, Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Fred and Annie (Krueger) Gerson had these children-Raymond Gerson, Ruth Gerson, and Mildred Gerson.

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(1aa) Fred and Annie (Krueger) Gerson's son - Raymond Frederick (Sparky) Gerson, 60, died April 18 at St. Mary hospital in St. Louis following an extended illness. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Smith and Rev Leonard Todd officiated. Burial was in Fieldon. A feed salesman, he was born April 11, 1915 in Richwood township, Jersey county, a son of Fred & Anna (Krueger) Gerson.

He was a member of Fieldon Masonic Lodge, Jerseyville Moose Lodge and had been treasurer of the Fieldon Business Booster Club for 20 yrs. He was a member of Fieldon United Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, Irene (Busch) Gerson; 1 son, Gary Gerson of Alton; 1 daughter, Renee Gerson, Fieldon; and 2 sisters, Mrs Lawrence (Ruth) Erwin of Fieldon and Mrs Verne (Mildred) Williamson of Alton. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Masonic services were conducted Sat eve.

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(1a) Henry and Caroline "Lena" (Groppel) Krueger's son Henry Krueger was born 8-10-1890 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-9-1959 at Watson Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey, Madison County, IL. He was a farmer in the Fieldon, Il area, but had lived in Jerseyville, IL the last 12 years of his life. He married Margaret Kitzmiller, the daughter of Andrew and Susan (Henrion) Kitzmiller. She was born 10-23-1893 in Jersey County, IL. She died 4-6-1967 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey, Madison County, IL. Henry and Susan (Kitzmiller) Krueger had 3 children-Robert L. Krueger of Jerseyville, Lena Krueger who married Wilbur Bean of Jerseyville, IL, and Marjorie Krueger who married Harold Downey of Jerseyville, IL. Henry Krueger had 4 brothers-Frank Krueger of Jerseyville, IL, Amiel Krueger of Wood River, IL, Edward Krueger of San Diego, CA, and Anthony Krueger of Kane, IL. He also had 2 sisters, Mrs Clara Stahlhut of Wood River, IL, Edna Hart of Cache, IL.

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Henry Krueger's second wife Barbara (Hagen) Krueger was born in 1865 and died in 1940. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Kreuger had 6 children-Frank Krueger, Amiel Krueger, Edward Krueger, Anthony Krueger, Clara Krueger, and Edna Krueger.

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(1a) Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Krueger's son Frank Krueger was born 3-11-1896 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 12-25-1970 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He was a retired farmer and WWI Veteran. He had a son Maurice Williams of Jerseyville, IL.

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Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Krueger's son Frank Krueger's obituary - Frank Krueger, died 12-25-1970. Unknown newspaper, 31 December 1970: Funeral services were held at one -thirty o'clock Monday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home for Frank Krueger, retired area farmer, whose death occurred at Memorial hospital in Alton on Christmas afternoon. Rev. Leonard Todd of Moro officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted. Mr. Krueger, a son of the late Henry and Barbara Hagen Krueger, was born in Fieldon. His age at the time of death was seventy four years, nine months and fourteen days. Mr. Krueger was in military service in World War I. His survivors are one son, Maurice Williams of Jerseyville, two brothers, Emil Krueger of Wood River and Anthony Krueger of Jerseyville; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Stahlhut of East Alton and Mrs. Edna Hart of Mcleansboro, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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(1aaa) Frank Krueger's grandson and his son Maurice Williams's son Don E. Williams's obituary - Don E. Williams, 60, died at 10:37 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at his residence after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born at home in Fieldon on July 22, 1951, and was the son of the late Maurice and Ruby I. (Lyles) Williams. He attended Jersey Community High School and was a truck driver his entire life, owning and operating Don Williams Trucking for many years. He enjoyed his family, spoiling his grandchildren, and spending time and fishing at their cabin at Carlinville Lake. He married the former Donna Jean Isringhausen on Dec. 5, 1970, at the home of her parents in Jerseyville, and they have shared 40 years together.

In addition to his wife, Donna, surviving are three children and their spouses, Tammy and Scott Turman of Jerseyville, Crisha and Matt Dunham of Fieldon, and Tim Williams of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Austin, Jamie and Connor Turman, Brent and Holly Dunham; four brothers and sisters- in-law, Maurice "M.B." Williams, and his wife, Karen Wagner of Carrollton, Merle Williams of Fieldon, Dennis and Vicki Williams, and Gil and Karen Williams, all of Jerseyville; and two sisters-in-law, Linda Probst of Kane and Alice Hemphill and her husband, Darrell of Lincoln, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Janet I. Williams; and a brother-in-law, John Probst. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the Panther Athletic Club.

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(2a) Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Krueger's son Amiel Krueger was born in 1894 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 6-18-1987. He lived iin Wood River, IL. He married Allie M. Willis 3-16-1926 in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Algie T. Dollie (Turner) Willis. She was born in 1901 in Madison County, Kentucky. She died 6-7-1987 at VIP Manor in Wood River, IL. They had a daughter Betty (Krueger) Wilson (deceased), and a daughter Mary Helen Krueger who died in infancy in 1929. Amiel and his wife Allie (Willis) Krueger are both buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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