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George Kessler

George Kessler was born 2-28-1828 in Hesse, Dramstadt, Germany. He died 4-3-1901 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Elizabeth (I don't know her maiden name). She was born in 1825 in Hesse, Dramstadt, Germany. She died 8-19-1872 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. George Kessler later married Margaretha Horn. She was the daughter of Philip Horn. She was born in 1844 in Germany, and died 12-31-1928 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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George Kessler and his first wife Elizabeth had these children-Matilda Kessler, Anna Kessler, and William Kessler. George Kessler and his second wife Margaretha (Horn) Kessler had 5 children-Christian George Kessler, George John Kessler, Emma Margaretha Kessler, Freda Gertrude Kessler, and Louisa Johanna Kessler.

(1) George and Elizabeth Kessler's daughter Matilda Kessler married - John Horn, merchant tailor, commenced business in April 1881. He does all kinds of work in his line, and is the only representative of this branch of business in Fieldon.

      John Horn was born January 29, 1850 in the Empire of Germany. His parents were Philip and Gerdraud (Myer) Horn, natives of Germany. His father died in Germany at age 63. His mother is still living, at Ardon, Madison county, Ill., now 53 years old. At the age of 13 years John began to learn the tailor's trade with his father, with whom he worked seven years. He then started to this country, taking passage on the steamer at Hamburg, and landing at New York after being on the water 14 days. He came from New York by rail to St. Louis, and from there went to Sparta, Randolph county, Ill., where he worked at his trade two months. From there he went to Evansville, Ind., working at his trade about nine months, and then he went back to St. Louis and worked one year.

In the spring of 1872 he went to Salem, Ill., where he worked two years, and from there went to Evansville, Ind., and went into business for himself. Not being successful there, he returned to St. Louis, stayed there about one year, and in the fall of 1875 went to Atchison, Kan., where he worked several months, and again returned to St. Louis, where he remained six months. In July 1876 he started for the old country by way of New York, on the steamer Otter, sailing for Bremen.

He arrived there about August 1st, and remained there four years, during all of which time he worked at his trade. In March 1881 he returned to this country and located at Fieldon, where he has since resided. Mr. Horn has been married twice, first to Margaret Hagen, a nataive of Germany, to whom two children were born, Willie and one that died. His present wife was Matilda Kessler, daughter of George Kessler. By this marriage there is one child, Anna. Mr. and Mrs. Horn are members of the German Lutheran church. Mr. Horn has a tailor shop in Fieldon, where he carries on his business and is doing well.

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Note: The above information about John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn is - From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 366 - 395.

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John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn had these children-Annie Gertrude Horn, John Walter Horn, Clara Louise Horn, George Philip Horn, Christian G. Horn, Harry E. Horn, Carl P. Horn, Anna L. Horn, Henry Horn, Fred Horn, and Louis Horn.

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(1a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's daughter Annie Gertrude Horn was born in 1883 in Jersey County, IL. She died 10-25-1897 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(2a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's son John Walter Horn was born 1-11-1890 in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-18-1936 in Jersey County, IL He married Julia Theresa Ballard. She was born in 1894 and died 1-3-1984. John Walter Horn and his wife Julia Theresa (Ballard) Horn are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyvile, IL. John Walter and Julia Theresa (Ballard) Horn had a son-Paul Edward Horn.

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John Walter and Julia Theresa (Ballard) Horn's son - Paul Edward Horn, 94, died at 1:38 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1911, in Jerseyville, he was the only child of John Walter and Julia (Ballard) Horn. After graduating from Jersey Township High School, he attended Illinois College in Jacksonville where he was a member of the college band. He was active in sports throughout high school and college, lettering in football, basketball and track and setting records at Illinois College in 1931. He ran track against former President Reagan, a story he loved to tell: "In March 1931, I competed in the two-mile run at Wheaton College in Naperville. Nineteen colleges participated with 60 runners. I finished third and received a medal. Ronald Reagan finished first, and I haven't seen him since."

He married the former Virginia House on Aug. 15, 1931, in Jerseyville, and they recently celebrated 75 years of marriage. His interest in sports never wavered, as he supported football, basketball (boys and girls), all his life, going to all the high school games both in and out of town. He played trumpet in Jerseyville's city band for 30 years, serving as manager for 15 years. He played taps for all the deceased war veterans at the cemetery for 40 years and received a plaque from the VFW and American Legion in 1953 for serving as bugler for military funerals. His first job was working for Froman Beach at Beach Grain Elevator from 1929 until 1932. In the late part of 1932, he established the Horn Insurance Agency in Jerseyville, with his wife, Virginia, assisting as secretary. He opened the Jersey Theater in 1938, the Lux Theater in Edwardsville in 1939 and a theater in Girard in 1940. The lifelong resident of Jerseyville supported many organizations and projects throughout his 94 years. He became a board member of Jersey State Bank on May 6, 1952, and served as chairman of the board for the past 16 years. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville since 1945 and served as chairman of trustees for three years.

His many memberships included charter member of Westlake Country Club; a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge for 72 years, serving as exalted ruler from 1954 to 1955; a member of the Lions Club since 1942 and serving as their president; a Mason member for 68 years; a lifelong member of the Moose Lodge and Chamber Ambassadors; and a member of the Shriners for more than 50 years, having helped many children receive treatment at Shriners Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was appointed to the Illinois Highway Toll Road Commission in 1963 and served for six years; was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles; served as a member of the County Board of Supervisors for 12 years, receiving a plaque and a gold watch; and served as co-chairman in the building of the all-weather track for the Jerseyville School District. He and his wife were honored to be marshals of the Jersey County Fair parade in July 1996 and received a key to the city of Jerseyville. He was instrumental in establishing a new order of housing in Jersey County and was elected commissioner of the Housing Authority in January 1965, serving 28 years as chairman. On the Housing Authority board, he was instrumental in the construction of four units in Jerseyville and one in Grafton, plus the James Allen Apartments, as well as the Bert Feyerabend Building.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Thomas Feyerabend Sr. of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberly and David Phelan of Prineville, Ore., and Thomas and Barbara Feyerabend Jr. of Blue Springs, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, David Feyerabend of Kansas City, Mo., Matthew Feyerabend and his wife, Megan, of Siloam, Ark., and Nathan Feyerabend of Blue Springs; and a cousin, Grace Reynolds of Jerseyville. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation continued from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Ed Haun officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church Foundation.

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(3a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's daughter Clara Louise Horn was born in 1898 in Jersey County, IL. She died 5-21-1912 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(4a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's son George Philip Horn was born in 1893 in Jersey ounty, IL. He died 9-23-1987. He married Bertha Steckel 5-13-1916 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1896 and died 1-29-1990. They are both buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. George Philip and Bertha (Steckel) Horn had these children-Mary Ann Horn, Florence Horn, and Rev. Cornelius R. Horn.

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(1aa) George Philip and Bertha (Steckel) Horn's daughter Mary Ann (Horn) Wittman's husband - Carl John Wittman, 87, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born Aug. 12, 1916, on the family farm near Beltrees in Jersey County, the son of the late Peter J. and Kunigunda (Wendle) Wittman. He married the former Mary Ann "Mayme" Horn Dec. 30, 1940, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and they would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he was employed as a truck driver for more than 30 years for Mundy Lumber Company in Jerseyville, retiring in 1978. A member of the Teamsters Local 525 and the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, he was also the president of the final Jersey County draft board. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was fishing with his sons and grandsons or putting the finishing touches on his garden that he planted for many years. He was very proud of his family and was known to keep close tabs on each and every one of them, as he made his daily car ride by each one of their homes.

In addition to his wife, surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Lewie Miles, Helen and Ron Medford, Bonnie and Wayne Seehausen, all of Jerseyville, Hope and Randy Gibson of Olney and Minette and Bob Griffith of Godfrey; five sons and daughters-in-law, George and Margaret Wittman, Jerry and Kathy Wittman, Neal and Cindy Wittman, Vincent and Kay Wittman and Gene and Jackie Wittman, all of Jerseyville; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Gray of Godfrey; and three brothers, Leo Wittman of Jerseyville, Walter Wittman of Brighton and Norb Wittman of Alton. Preceding him in death was a grandson, William C. "Bill" Seehausen on Sept. 27, 1996; and three brothers, Raymond, Joseph and William Wittman. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home, Jacoby Chapel, in Jerseyville, where a rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial was said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Fr. William Hembrow officiating. Burial was at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to Masses.

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(2aa) George Philip and Bertha (Steckel) Horn's daughter Florence E. (Horn) Erwin's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Florence E. "Toad" Erwin, 94, died at 7 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2016 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Jerseyville on Dec. 15, 1921, and was one of three children born to George Phillip and Bertha (Steckel) Horn. Toad graduated from Jersey Township High School and like many of the women of that time, worked at International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who took exceptional pride in her family. The Horn family were well known gardeners, and provided many of the local residents with starter plants, and it was a tradition with Toad and her family for many years. She was a faithful member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and attended Mass every day. She was always on the go, and never missed an opportunity to go somewhere, and was never seen without her sister, Mayme Wittman. She married Paul Charles "Popeye" Erwin on Aug. 22, 1942, in Jerseyville, and together they shared 42 years together, and were the proud parents of two children, before his death on Oct. 8, 1984. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bob Smith of Jerseyville; a daughter-in-law and her husband, Mary and Randy Smith of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Carrie and Greg Flynn of Dow, Duff and Tammy Smith of Brighton, Jill and Roger Ward of Jerseyville, Dana Smith, and her companion, Shon Heitzig of Jerseyville, Robert Erwin, and his fiance' Kalli Baker of Alton, David and Karry Erwin of Jacksonville, Florida, and Daniel Erwin of Alton; seven great-grandchildren, Josh, Macie, Tommy, Caden, Cooper, Parker, Blake, and one due to arrive in August. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Thomas E. Erwin on March 13, 1990; a brother, Fr. Cornelius "Bud" Horn; and her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann "Mayme" and Carl Wittman. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 21 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 22 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.

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George Philip and Bertha (Steckel) Horn's daughter Florence (Horn) Erwin's husband Paul "Popeye" Erwin's obituary - Paul "Popeye" Erwin, 70, R 2 Jerseyville died 10-08-1984. His funeral mass was celebrated Thursday morning at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Father C. R. Horn, Father William Hembrow, and Msgr P.P. Heinen as celebrants. He died at 9:15 p.m. Oct 8 at his residence. He was born May 21, 1914 in Jersey County to the late Thomas and Eugenia Smith Erwin. Erwin was in maintenance at the Peavey Mill. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

His survivors are his wife, the former Florence "Toad" Horn whom he married Aug 22, 1942 in Jerseyville, a son Tom and daughter Judy Smith of Jerseyville, sister Florence Woodward of Granite City and Bettie Goodfellow of LaVale, MD and seven grandchildren. The Jerseyville American Legion conducted military rites at St Francis Cemetery.

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Paul and Florence (Horn) Erwin's son Thomas E. Erwin's obituary - Thomas E. Erwin, 45, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday Mar 13, 1990 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was a carpenter with Union Local 377 of Madison County. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge and American Legion, all of Jerseyville. Born in Jersey County he was the son of Florence Horn Erwin and the late Paul Erwin.

In addition to his wife and mother, surviving are three sons Robert P., David T, and Daniel J. all at home and a sister Judy smith of Jerseyville. Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville with a rosary recitation at 6:30 p.m. A funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Holy ghost School of the American Cancer Society.

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(3aa) George Philip and Bertha (Steckel) Horn's son Rev. Cornelius R. Horn was born in 1917 in Jersey County, IL. He died 12-30-1990. He is buried at St. Francis Cmetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(5a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's son Christian G. Horn died 8-18-1971. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(6a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's son Harry E. Horn was born in 1903 in Jerey County, IL. He died 12-3-1944. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(7a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's son Carl P. Horn was born in 1900 in Jersey County, IL.

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(8a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's son Henry Horn died 5-26-1966. He was a former City Commissioner of Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Nellie M. Dabbs the daughter of John W. and Mary (Reister) Dabbs. She died 4-27-1971. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(9a) John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn's son Fred Horn was born in 1885 in Jersey County, IL.

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I don't have any information about the other children of John and Matilda (Kessler) Horn, Anna L. Horn and Louis Horn, and William Horn the son of John Horn and his first wife Margaret (Hagen) Horn.

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I don't have any information about George Kessler and his first wife Elizabeth's other 2 children, Anna Kessler and William Kessler.

(1) George and Margaretha (Horn) Kessler's son Christian George Kessler was born in 1880 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1952 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Olive Levi. Christian and Olive (Levi) Kessler had 2 children-Christian Kessler and Lewis George Kessler.

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(1a) Christian and Olive (Levi) Kessler's son Christian Kessler's obituary - Christian Kessler, died 7 January 1980: Services for Christian Kessler, 65, of R. 4, Jerseyville, will be conducted at 1:30 pm 9 January at Jacoby Brothers funeral home by the Rev. James Maxwell. He died 7 January at Jersey Community Hospital. Kessler was an electrician at Central Electric in Alton. Born 29 August 1914 in South Dakota, he was a son of Christian and Olive Levi Kessler.

He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Krause whom he married 2 March 1935 in Alton; a son, Ronald of Jerseyville; two Daughters, Loretta Hagen of Granite City and Esther Gowin of Jerseyville; one brother, Louis Kessler of Alton; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation from 4 to 9 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. The cancer society has been named as a memorial.

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Christian Kessler's wife Emma Irene (Krause) Kessler's mother Ella J. (Isringhausen) Krause's obituary - Died 14-10-1976. Unknown newspaper, 18 October 1976: Services for Mrs. Ella J. Krause, 84, of Rural Route 3, Jerseyville will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, 18 October from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla memorial Park. Her death occurred at 2:45 p.m. on 14 October at St. Joseph's hospital, Alton. She was born on 15 January 1892 in Fieldon, a daughter of William and Emma Seehausen Isringhausen. Mrs. Krause was a member of the United Church of Christ, Fieldon, Royal Neighbors and Ruby Rebekah Lodge, Jerseyville.

Surviving are her husband, August C. Krause; two sons, William of Jerseyville and Arthur of Kane; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Louise) Busch of Brighton and Mrs. Christian (Irene) Kessler of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nora Miller of Jerseyville and a half sister, Mrs. Nola Clendenny of O'fallon. The family designated the United Church of Christ of Fieldon as a memorial.

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(1aa) Christian and Emma Irene (Krause) Kessler's daughter Esther Pauline (Kessler) Hildred Gowin's obituary - Esther Pauline Gowin, 75, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family after a valiant battle with lung cancer. She was born in Jerseyville on April 22, 1937, one of three children of the late Christian and Emma Irene (Krause) Kessler. Esther graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1955, and married Robert Hildred, and together they had four children before his death on July 26, 1968. She later married William Gowin on Jan. 1, 1971, in Jerseyville, and together they had two children and shared 18 years together before his death on Sept. 25, 1989. Esther began her working career as a young lady at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, and then soon began her long career in the business world. She began working at Jersey Saving & Loan as a teller and through the years, earned her way to vice president at what later became Heritage Savings & Loan. Later she began working as a loan officer at First Federal Savings & Loan in East Alton, and then worked at Agro Systems/Tax Masters in Brighton. All the while, she was also the bookkeeper for she and Bill's business, Westside Conoco in Jerseyville, for many years.

Always wanting to stay in the public sector, Esther managed the Liberty Street Boarding Home in Jerseyville, and was a desk clerk at the Reubel Hotel in Grafton. Surviving are six children and their spouses, Kay Hildred and her companion, Gabe DiFrancisco of Jerseyville, Robin Frank of Jerseyville, Clark Hildred of Jerseyville, Clayton and Dana Hildred of Decatur, Nancy and Scott Sullivan of Berea, Ky., and Russ Gowin of Decatur; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a sister, Loretta Hagen of Granite City; a brother, Ronald Kessler of Godfrey; her beloved pets, Ms. Kitty, Lucky and Gypsy; and her grandpets, Chopper and Cilly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special companion, Charles Wells. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, with the Rev. Barb Alley officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to BJC Hospice.

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(2aa) Christian and Emma Irene (Krause) Kessler's daughter Loretta Irene Hagen's obituary - GRANITE CITY — Loretta Irene Hagen of Granite City, formerly from Jerseyville, left us all for a better place Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Loretta was born in Jerseyville on Sept. 1, 1935. She was the oldest of three children born to the late Christian C. and Emma Irene (Krause) Kessler. She attended Jerseyville public schools and Jerseyville was always home to her and where her relatives and friends lived. She is survived by her husband Donald W. Hagen, whom she married July 29, 1965. Two sons and their families, Phillip Hagen (Mona Sehgal) and their children, Deven and Sabina of Church Falls Va., and Richard Hagen and his son Joel of Chicago. Also surviving is a brother Ronald (Sharon) Kessler of Godfrey. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Esther Gowin. Visitation will be held at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Barbra Alley officiating. Memorials can be made to the Baptist Children's Home.

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(2a) Christian and Olive (Levi) Kessler's son Lewis George Kessler was born Oct. 5, 1929 and died July 1, 1985. He was buried in Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, IL. He married my cousin Eunice Marie Griffin, the daughter of Wesley and Anna (Westfall) Griffin. Eunice was born Aug. 8, 1932 in Jersey County, IL, and died July 22, 2015 in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon. She was buried in the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. Eunice Marie Griffin and Lewis George Kessler had a daughter Carol (Eunice's daughter Carol died Feb. 28, 2002). Carol was born Feb. 9, 1948 in Carrollton, IL. Carol was married to Roland "Ed" Essen in 1970 and lived in Brighton, IL at the time of her death. They had 3 children-Brian Essen of Carrollton, Jeanette (Essen) Pullen of Portland, Oregon, and Cindy (Essen) Tripp of Portland, Oregon. Eunice married 2nd to Nolan Fugitt and they lived in Oregon City, Oregon.

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Lewis George Kessler's wife Eunice Marie (Griffin) Kessler Fugitt's obituary - Eunice Marie Fugitt (Aug. 8, 1932 - July 22, 2015) - Eunice Marie Fugitt died on July 22 at home in Oregon City. She was laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. She is survived by: husband, Nolan; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in her memory to the American Heart Association. Arrangements: Hillside Chapel. (Created on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 01:00 - Written by The Oregon City News)

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(1aa) Lewis and Eunice (Griffin) Kessler's daughter Carol J. (Kessler) Essen's obituary - Carol J. (Kessler) Essen, 53, died at 11:01 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 9, 1948, in Carrollton, she was a daughter of Eunice Marie (Griffin) Kessler of Portland, Ore., and the late Lewis George Kessler. She married Roland "Ed" Essen March 13, 1970, in St. Charles, Mo. He survives.

In addition to her husband and mother, surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Jeanette Essen of Portland and Cindy K. and Ken Tripp of Portland; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Amanda Essen of Carrollton; and five grandsons, Nick, Mark, Josh, Joe and Jacob.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Tri-County Vietnam Veterans Association. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Delbert Essen will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery, west of Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Gubser Funeral Home.

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(1aaa) Roland "Ed" Essen and Carol J. (Kessler) Essen's son Brian Essen's wife Amanda (Roberts) Essen's mother Carolyn G. (Greenlee) Roberts's obituary - Carolyn G. Roberts, 65, died on Friday evening August 29, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis on Jan. 6, 1949, she was the daughter of the late John Leo Greenlee and Brenda Jean Saunders Greenlee. She married Larry Roberts on Aug. 2, 1975, in Normandy, Mo. and he survives. Also surviving are a son Scott Schad of St. Peters, Mo;, a daughter, Amanda (husband Brian) Essen of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Austin and Miranda; and a sister, Rebecca Randant of St. Louis County. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and a sister Cindy Lawrence. Carolyn was a bookkeeper for St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton for 30 years retiring in 2011. She was a member of the Carrollton First Baptist Church. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 3, at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Grimes Cemetery near Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Carrollton First Baptist Church Building Fund.

(2) >George and Margaret (Horn) Kessler's son George John Kessler was born in Jersey county, 25 September 1883, and died 6 April 1967, He married Stella Decker 1-19-1903 in Jersey County, IL. They had a son William G. Kessler who married Edna Lundquist. She was born 8-22-1910, and died 2-18-1993. She is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. William and Edna (Lundquist) Kesler had a daughter Janet Kessler Who married Dale Brangenberg.

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George and Margaretha (Horn) Kessler's son George John Kessler's obituary - George John Kessler, died 6 April 1967: George John Kessler, a retired farmer living on Route Three, Jerseyville, died at nine-fifty o'clock Saturday morning at the Jersey Community Hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the week for treatment. Rev. H.O. Renken officiated at funeral services held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Burial was in grimes cemetery.

Mr. Kessler was born in Jersey county, 25 September 1883, a son of the late George and Margaret Horn Kessler. His survivors are one son, William G. Kessler of Jerseyville; one granddaughter, Mrs. Janet Brangenberg of Kane; and two great grandchildren, Denise and Craig Brangenberg of Kane. He was a member of the Eagles and Elks Lodges in Jerseyville and the Fieldon Lodge, AF&AM.

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George John Kessler's wife Stella (Decker) Kessler's obituary - Mrs. Stella Kessler, 72, wife of George J. Kessler, died Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. in Jersey Community Hospital. A daughter of the late William and Ellen Chase Decker, she vas born Feb. 22, 1883, in Jersey County. Surviving in addition to her lusband, are a son, William G. Kessler of Fialdon; a sister, Mrs. Earl Devening, Jerseyville, and a granddaughter, Janet Irene Kessler. The Rev. Leonard Todd, pastor of Evangelical and Reformed Church, Alton, will officiate at funeral rites Friday at 2 p.m. in Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

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(1a) George John Kessler and Stella (Decker) Kessler's son William G. Kessler was born Aug. 8, 1906 and died Jan. 19, 1993. He was buried at Grimes Neely Cemetery, English Township, in Jersey County, IL. He married Edna Lundquist. She was born 8-22-1910, and died 2-18-1993. She is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. William and Edna (Lundquist) Kesler had a daughter Janet Kessler Who married Dale Brangenberg.

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(1aa) William and Edna (Lundquist) Kessler had a daughter Janet Kessler Who married Dale Brangenberg. Dale & Janet (Kessler) Brangenberg had these children: Denise Elaine Brangenberg and Craig Brangenberg.

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(1aaa) William and Edna (Lundquist) Kessler's granddaughter, and their daughter Janet (Kessler) Brangenberg's daughter Denise Elaine Brangenberg's obituary - Denise Elaine Brangenberg, born 08-28-1964, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 02-07-1981, buried Grimes cemetery. Denise Elaine Brangenberg, 16, daughter of Dale & Janet (Kessler) Brangenberg, of RR Jerseyville, was pronounced dead on arrival at the scene of the area's 2nd fatal accident in 2 weeks.

She was killed instantly when she lost control of her father's truck, just a short distance from her home, Feb. 7. She was enroute home after leaving a friends home a short time earlier. According to the accident report the truck was traveling east on west county road in English Township when the unit apparently went out of control, veered off the north shoulder and flipped over on its top. The truck then skidded on its top for approximately 20 ft before coming to rest in the middle of the road. The vehicle was found by a passerby early the following morning.

Denise was born Aug. 28, 1964 in Alton, and was a junior at Jersey Community high school. She is survived by her parents, 1 brother, Craig, at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. William Kessler of Summerland Key, FL; and her paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Paul Brangenberg of Kampsville. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Grimes cemetery. Memorials may be given to Fieldon United Church of Christ.

(3) George and Margaretha (Horn) Kessler's daughter Emma Kessler married Louis John Krueger. Her husband - Louis John Krueger died 08-06-1959. Unknown newspaper, 13 August 1959: Final rites for Louis John Krueger, well-known Fieldon resident and a former supervisor from Richwood township, were held Sunday afternoon, 9 August at two o'clock at Christ Evangelical and Reformed church in Fieldon, of which he was a member. Rev. Alton Loar, pastor of the church, officiated and burial was in the Fieldon cemetery. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where on Saturday evening (picture of decedent appears here in obituary) at eight o'clock Masonic services were conducted by Fieldon Lodge No. 592.

The death of Mr. Krueger occurred Thursday evening, 6 August at 8:10 o'clock at his home in Fieldon where he had resided for more than thirty years. He had been in failing health for some time. The decedent was a son of the late William C. and Dorothea Prill Krueger and was born in Jersey County on 22 November 1873. His age at the time of death was eighty-five years, eight months and fourteen days. As a young man, Mr. Krueger engaged in farming. He was married on 30 April 1896 to Miss Emma Kessler and their sixty third wedding anniversary occurred this year.

Mr. Krueger was active in civic affairs and the Masonic Lodge of Fieldon. He had been a member of the Lodge for forty-seven years and served as its treasurer for twenty-nine years. He served as member of the Jersey County Board of Supervisors from 1924 to 1933, a position now held by his son, Supervisor Harold L. Krueger. The latter was elected to the post in 1945. The decedent also served as a school director for twenty years and was a member of the Directorate of Fieldon State Bank at the time it was purchased by the State Bank of Jerseyville several years ago. Surviving Mr. Krueger are his wife, Mrs. Emma Krueger, one daughter, Miss Hilda F. Krueger, and two sons, Supervisor Harold L. Krueger and Albert F. Krueger, all of Fieldon, one brother, Charles Krueger, 98 years old Jerseyville resident; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Walter and William Krueger.

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(1a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's daughter- Hilda F. Krueger died 02-06-1979. Unknown newspaper, 8 February 1979: Hilda F. Krueger, of Fieldon, Assistant Postmaster of the Fieldon post office, died at 5:35 a.m. on 6 February at Jersey Community Hospital. Miss Krueger was born on 3 March 1912 in Fieldon, the daughter of the Late L. J. and Emma Kessler Krueger.

She is survived by two brothers, Harold and Albert Krueger, both of Fieldon. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral services were held at 1:30 today (February 8) at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, Rev. Robert Broeder officiating, with burial in the Fieldon cemetery. Eastern Star services were held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where visitation was held that evening and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the funeral time. The Fieldon United Church of Christ has been named as a memorial.

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(2a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's son - Albert F. Krueger died 09-22-1985. Alton telegraph, 22 September 1985: Fieldon - Albert F. Krueger, 74, died at 4:42 a.m. today at St. Anthony's hospital. He was a farmer, born in Fieldon, son of the late Louis John and Emma (Kessler) Krueger. He was married to Freda Hamilton on 12 September 1936 and she died on 22 September 1962. He then married Fern Pauline Lyles Cummings on 30 April 1975 in Edwardsville. She survives in Fieldon.

Also surviving are a son, Donald L. of Waterloo; four Daughters, Marcella Marie McCallister of Pana, Phyllis Ann Long of East Alton, Karen Linn Krueger of Alton and Cristal Ourdehner of Matteson; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Harold of Fieldon. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Fieldon Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Jean Erb officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lewis & Clark Lung Association or the Fieldon United Church of Christ, of which he was a member.

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(3a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's son -- Harold L. Krueger Sr., 89, died at 12 :45 Friday, 11 December 1987 at Garnet's Chateau after a lengthy illness. a farmer, who retired in 1979, he served 20 years as supervisor in Richwoods township of Jersey County. He was born in Fieldon, son of the late Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger. He married the former Leola Busch of Fieldon on 26 October 1921 in Belleville. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Harold L. Krueger, Jr. of Godfrey; two granddaughters; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Gubser Funeral Home. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and will be performed by Fieldon Masonic Lodge 592 AF & AM funeral services will be Gubser Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Monday with Rev. Jean Erb officiating. Burial will be in Fieldon cemetery. Memorials will go to the organ fund of the United Church of Christ in Fieldon, of which he was a member.

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(4a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's son William C. Krueger was born in 1901 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1947. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Irene M. Pegue 5-16-1923 Jersey Co., IL, the daughter of Anthony and Wilhelmina "Minnie" C. (Antrae) Pegue. She was born in 1905 Jersey Co., IL, and died in Mar. 1999 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. William C. and Irene M. (Pegue) Krueger had a son-Fred W. Krueger.

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(1aa) William C. and Irene M. (Pegue) Krueger's son Fred W. Krueger's obituary - Fred W. Krueger, 88, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Fieldon, the son of William C. and Irene M. (Pegue) Krueger (both deceased). He married Phillis Ann Zerby Nov. 18, 1956, at Fieldon United Church of Christ. He was a lifelong farmer. Surivivors include his wife, Phillis Ann Krueger of Fieldon and mother-in-law, Florence Zerby of Fieldon. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, David F. Krueger, who died Aug. 19, 2010, and father-in-law, Thomas Zerby. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. Service will follow at 11 a.m., with Rev. Theodore Engelsdorfer officiating. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville or a charity of one's choice. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(4) George and Margaretha (Horn) Kessler's daughter - Freda Gertrude (Kessler) 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.

(5) George and Margaretha (Horn) Kessler's daughter Louisa Kessler married Frederick William Haushalter a cousin to my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. He was born 1-6-1878 Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He died 1-16-1938. He is buried in the Fieldon Cemetery in Fieldon, IL. They had 4 children-Marion Haushalter, Gertrude Haushalter, Estella Haushalter, and Raymond Haushalter.

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(1a) Frederick and Louisa (Kessler) Haushalter's daughter Marion Haushalter married a man who's last name was Muir and they lived in Blue Island, IL.

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(2a) Frederick and Louisa (Kessler) Haushalter's daughter Gertrude Haushalter married a man who's last name was Garrels and they lived in Blue Island, IL.

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(3a) Frederick and Louisa (Kessler) Haushalter's daughter Estella Haushalter was born 8-15-1904 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL, and died 5-25-1982 in Watertown Memorial Hospital in Watertown, Wisconsin. She married George Kistner. She lived in Elmhurst, IL near her son Glen Kistner at the time of her death, but she and her husband had previously lived in Blue Island, IL. They had 2 children Glen Kistner of Elmhurst, IL, and Verla (Kistner) Parmley of Watertown, Wisconsin.

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(4a) Frederick and Louisa (Kessler) Haushalter's son Raymond F. Haushalter was born in 1905 on the family farm north of Fieldon, IL. He married Leona Caswell born in 1909, and died in 1953. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Raymond and Leona (Caswell) Haushalter had 3 children-Frederick Haushalter, Louise Haushalter, and Vera Haushalter.

Raymond and Leona (Caswell) Haushalter's son Frederick Warren Haushalter was born in 1937, and he died in 1993. He married Ruth Ann Plummer born 1940 in Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. Ruth Ann Plummer's mother was Gladys Suddeth, and her mother was Mary (Abeln) Suddeth, the daughter of Harmon and Helena Abeln.

Frederick Warren Haushalter and Ruth Ann (Plummer) Haushalter had a son Mark Frederick Haushalter. He was born in Blue Island, IL, but grew up in in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. Mark Frederick Haushalter is the husband of Joan and they live in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Raymond and Leona (Caswell) Haushalter's daughter Louise Haushalter married a man who's last name is Bogard, and they live in Sacramento, Calif.

Raymond and Leona (Caswell) Haushalter's daughter Vera Louise Haushalter was born 1-8-1941 in Blue Island, IL, and she died 1-26-2004 in Jersey County, IL. She was married to William Clayton Plummer. She is buried in the Fieldon Cemetery.

James I. Wahl

James I. Wahl was born in 1846 in Ireland (immigration 1857). He died in 1920 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Alice Cuddihy 11-21-1871 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1841 in Ireland. She died Nov. 15, 1929, age 88, in Jersey County, IL. She came to Jersey County, IL at the age of 27. She is buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Alice and James both show up in a census dating between 1848 to 1864 at St. Canices Catholic Church in Kilkenny County, Ireland. James I. & Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl had 5 children-James Francis Wahl, Richard B. Wahl, Catherine Wahl, Robert E. Wahl, and Michael Wahl.

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James I. Wahl's wife Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl's obituary - The funeral of Mrs. Alice Wahl, widow of the late James Wahl, and a native of Ireland, who died at her home five miles southwest of Jerseyvllle Friday evening, at 8 o'clock, following a lingering llness, was held from St. Francis Xavier's Church today at 10:30 a.m. Requiem—High Mass was celebrated with the Rev. John J. Clancy officiating, and Interment was in St. Francis Xavier's Cemetery. The deceased was 88 years of age at the time of her death, having been born in Ireland in 1841. She came to Jerseyvllle at the age of 27 years and has since made her home here.

(Note: I found several different versions of the spelling of James I. Wahl's wife Alice Cuddihy's maiden name. Their marriage record has her name spelled Alice Cudaway. In her son Richard Wahl's obituary her name is spelled Alice Cuddihy, but in her daughter Catherine Wahl's obituary her name is spelled Alice Cuddahey. I also found another spelling of her maiden name, Alice Cudahay, in a search at ancestry.com.)

(1) James I. & Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl's son James Francis Wahl was born Sept. 1, 1880 in Jersey County, IL. He died Mar. 12, 1964 in Jersey County, IL. He married Nora Murphy 6-15-1921 in Jersey County, IL. She was born Mar. 25, 1885, and died Mar. 25, 1933 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of William and Mary (Long) Murphy. Nora's parents were married 4-10-1872 in Jersey Co., IL, and they had these children-Nora Murphy (1885-1933), Michael Murphy (1875-1953), Andrew Murphy 1889-1949), Mary Murphy (1873-1947), Nellie Murphy, Ellen Murphy (1882-?), and Catherine Murphy (?-1925). James Francis and Nora (Murphy) Wahl had a son James William Wahl Sr. born March 28, 1922 at Jerseyville, IL, died Sept. 14, 1990 at his residence in rural Pearl, IL.

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James Francis Wahl's obituary - James Francis Wahl, 83, Rte. 3, Jerseyville, a retired farmer, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday. A native of Jersey County, he was born Sept. 1, 1880, to the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wahl. A son, James, Rte. 3, Jerseyville; a sister, Miss Catherine Wahl, Jerseyville, and five grandchildren survive. The body is at Jacoby Bros Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday, Funeral Mass will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis-Xavier Church. Burial will be in St. Francis cemetery.

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James Francis Wahl's wife Nora (Murphy) Wahl's obituary - Wahl Funeral Held, JERSEYVILLE, March 27, 1933 —— Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Wahl, wife of James F. Wahl were held at St. Francis Xavier's church here today at 9. a. m. Requiem high mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father John J. Clancy, and interment was in St. Francis cemetery. Mrs. Wahl died at her home in this city Saturday, the forty-eighth anniversary of her birth. Mrs, Wahl was the daughter of the late William and Mary Long Murphy and was born in Jersey county. In addition to her husband, one son, James William Wahl, two brothers, Michael Murphy of Virden, and Andrew Murphy of Jerseyville, and one sister, Mrs. John Gerardi of Deer Lodge, Tenn., survive.

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James Francis Wahl's wife Nora (Murphy) Wahl's brother Michael Murphy's obituary - MURPHY. Died 02-26-1953. Dated 1953: Michael Murphy, a native of Jersey County, died Thursday morning, February 26, in a Springfield hospital where he had been a surgical patient for the past few weeks. Mr. Murphy was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Murphy and was born in Jersey County. He observed his seventy-seventh birthday anniversary on December 29, 1952. Mr. Murphy engaged in farming in Jersey County for several years and about twenty years ago moved to Springfield where he continued his farming operations for a few years. In recent years he had been employed in Springfield. He was the surviving member of his family. The death of his wife occurred several months ago. Funeral services were held Saturday morning, February 28, at the Church of the Little Flower in Springfield and interment was in that city. Among relatives and friends attending the final rites were his sister-in-law, Mrs. Andrew Murphy, Mrs. Thomas Allen, Mrs. Gene Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. William Murphy, Matt Walsh, James Wahl, Jr. and Mrs. Roy Sears of Jerseyville, Mrs. Jack Drew of Carrollton, Mrs. William Harmon of Kane and Mrs. Frank Stites of Alton.

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James Francis Wahl's wife Nora (Murphy) Wahl's brother Andrew Murphy's wife Anna C. (Alward) Murphy's obituary - MURPHY. Died 19-03-1982. From Democrat News, dated March 23, 1982: Anna C. Murphy, 92, died March 19 at Greenwood Manor. Funeral from St. Francis church. Burial in St. Francis cemetery. Born in Jersey County April 6, 1889 daughter of Richard and Rachel Kelly Alward. Leaves two sons, William of Hettick and Gene of Greenfield. Three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Allen and Mary French of Jerseyville and Mrs. Anna Marie Drew of Havana. 11 grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Husband Andrew Murphy whom she married March 24, 1914, died March 13, 1949.

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James Francis Wahl's wife Nora (Murphy) Wahl's sister Catherine (Murphy) Flamm’s husband John F. Flamm’s obituary - FLAMM. John F. Flamm, 62, lifelong resident of Jersey County, died July 27. His wife preceded him in death on March 15, 1925. Surviving are Miss Mary and Agnes Flamm, Mrs. Mary Sears, Minnie Henson, Leo Francis, John Ward and Robert Charles Flamm all of Jerseyville, 1 sister, Wilhelmina Steckel; and 4 brothers, Charles, Harry and Louis of Jerseyville and Wm. A. of St. Louis.

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Catherine (Murphy) Flamm’s husband John F. Flamm’s father John Flamm's obituary - FLAMM. John Flamm, 59, was born in Metzingen Konegreich, Wuttenburg, Germany, April 13, 1832 and died in Jerseyville. Funeral from church of Holy Ghost with Rev. Marks. Mr. Flamm came to Jersey in 1853 and worked at harvesting for Mr. G. Berkenmeyer and then worked at the cooper trade with L. C. Thurston. In 1854 he worked for Frederick Bertman, October 4, 1855, He married Gertrude (Goetten), a sister of Mr. Bertman's wife. He opened a clothing shop, then a saloon with C. Oehmsteadt. In 1866 went into business with R. Hund and opened a saloon in the basement of the Villinger building. Later went into business with C. Poettgen in the Goecke building. He entered the army as a musician in the 6th Missouri Infantry, August 22, 1861 and was discharged May 12, 1862. He then joined Lowe Post, GAR on May 23, 1884.

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Catherine (Murphy) Flamm’s husband John F. Flamm's mother Gertrude (Goetten) Flamm's obituary - FLAMM. Mrs Gertrude Flamm, 85, died recently. Funeral services were held from Holy Ghost church, Rev. E. Echard officiating. Surviving are 1 daughter, Minnie Steckel of Jerseyville; 5 sons, John, Harry, Louis of Jerseyville, Charles of Alton and William of St. Louis, MO.

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(1x) John F. & Catherine (Murphy) Flamm’s son John William Flamm’s obituary - FLAMM. John William Flamm, 57, of Delmar, Godfrey, died at John Cochran veterans hospital, St. Louis. Funeral mass was held at St. Patrick church, Grafton with Rev. Patrick Morrow, celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery, Jerseyville. A WWII veteran, he was born January 10, 1919 in Jerseyville, a son of John F. & Catherine (Murphy) Flamm. He owned and operated a barber shop in Grafton for a number of years and had barbered in N. Alton. Surviving are his widow, Lucille M. (Bowen) Flamm, whom he married in March 1942; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dale (Joyce) Harmon, Grafton, and Mrs. Dennis (Pam) Maxeiner, Godfrey; 2 sons, Lonnie Flamm and John W. Flamm III, Godfrey; 2 grandchildren; 1 brother, Robert Flamm; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Stites, Alton, Mrs. Teresa Sears and Mrs. Cleve (Minnie) Timpe, Jerseyville and Mr. S. William (Agnes) Harmon, Kane. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

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(2x) John F. & Catherine (Murphy) Flamm’s daughter Teresa (Flamm) Sears’s husband Roy M. "Tuke" Sears's obituary - Sears JERSEYVILLE - Roy M. "Tuke" Sears, 70, of 409 Baxter St., Jerseyville, died at 8:50 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Alton. He was born in Jersey County on Aug. 4, 1901 and was retired from the International Shoe Co. Surviving are his widow, Teresa Flamm Sears; three sons, Donald, Ralph and Charles, all of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Hubert F. (Becky) Allen and Mrs. George (Dorothy) Stringer, both of Jerseyville; and a brother, John H. Sears of Alton; 12 grandchildren and two great - grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Gubser Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Rodney Gillespie of Lawrenceville, IL. will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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(1xx) Roy "Tuke" and Teresa (Flamm) Sears’s son Ralph "Tag" Sears’s obituary - Ralph "Tag" Sears, 82, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Jerseyville Manor Born Dec. 10, 1930, in Jerseyville, Ill., the son of the late Roy "Tuke" and Teresa (Flamm) Sears. He married Marie Carlton on Dec. 6, 1952, at the Kane Baptist Church. He was a retired Aircraft Electrician from McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. He was a member of The Eagles, Elks, VFW, Jerseyville American Legion #492 where he served as Color Guard for many years. He was an Air Force Veteran serving in Korean War, 1948 to 1952. Surviving are wife, Marie Sears; daughters, Diane and Dan Droege of Jerseyville, Pat and Mark Goetten of Fieldon and Barb and Steve Randolph of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Steven (Toni) Goetten, Julie Goetten, Cori Goetten, Stacie Droege, Kristin Droege, Tony Randolph, James Randolph, and Jenny Randolph; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Colby Goetten; sister, Dorothy Stringer of Jerseyville Preceded in death by parents; sister, Betty Allen; brothers, Donald, Ronald and Charles Sears. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Graveside Service will be 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, Dec. 3, with Military Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492 at Grimes-Neely Cemetery. Mr. Dick Thurston will officiate. Memorials may be made to Jerseyville American Legion Post #492 Color Guard. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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(3x) John F. & Catherine (Murphy) Flamm’s daughter Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Flamm) Timpe's obituary - TIMPE. Died 13-06-1985. A funeral mass for Wilhelmina "Minnie" Timpe, 79, was celebrated Saturday am at Holy Ghost church with father William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She died at 6:45 pm June 13 at St. Anthony's hospital in Alton. She was born November 1, 1906 in Jersey County to the late John & Katherine (Murphy) Flamm and married Cleve Timpe April 28, 1955; he died April 5, 1980. Mrs. Timpe was a member of the Holy Ghost church. She is survived by 1 brother, Robert Flamm of Jerseyville; and 3 sisters, Teresa Sears of Jerseyville, Margaret Stites, Alton, and Agnes Harmon, Kane, nieces and nephews. The Holy Ghost school has been named as a memorial.

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Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Flamm) Timpe’s husband Cleve Timpe’s obituary - TIMPE. Died 04-05-1980. Services for Cleve Timpe, 66, of 1134 N. Warren, Jerseyville will be conducted at 2 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Father William Hembrow and Father Patrick Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. He died at 11:35 pm April 5, at Jersey Community hospital after an extended illness. He was born September 17, 1913 in Illinois, a son of Charles & Agusta (Bunse) Timpe and was a retired pipe fitter from Shell Oil. His survivors are his wife, the former Minnie Flamm whom he married April 28, 1955 at Holy Ghost church; and his father, Charles Timpe, Jerseyville. His mother and 1 brother preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4-9 pm Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial.

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(4x) John F. & Catherine (Murphy) Flamm’s daughter Agnes Flamm married William C. Harmon. William C. and Agnes (Flamm) Harmon had 3 children-Joyce Elaine Harmon, Jan Harmon, and Judith Harmon.

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(1xx) William C. and Agnes (Flamm) Harmon's daughter Joyce Elaine (Harmon) Berry's obituary - Joyce Elaine Berry, 68, died at 3:56 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis after a sudden illness. She was born in Kane on Sept. 19, 1941, one of three children born to the late William C. & Agnes (Flamm) Harmon. Joyce was raised in Kane and graduated in 1959 from Jersey Community High School. Prior to her marriage and family, Joyce was employed at Oettles Grocery and for her aunt Minnie, at Timpe Grocery both in Kane. Her marriage to Larry K. Berry to place on Aug. 14, 1960 at the Kane Baptist Church, and together they were the proud parents of two sons, and soon would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Surviving are her husband, Larry of Jerseyville; two sons & daughters in law, Gregory & Ramona Berry and Christopher & Carol Berry all of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Claire Agnes, Adam, Emily Joyce, Cole, Grace, Maria and Connor Berry; one sister & brother in law, Judith & Kenneth Marshall of Jerseyville; a brother & sister in law, Jan & Karen Harmon of Bethalto; his brother in law & sister in law, Tom & Mary Berry of Wake Forest, NC; sisters in law & brothers in law, Doris Moreland of Indianola, Carole & James Terpening and Marilyn & Norman Daniels all of rural Carrollton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother in law & father in law, Kenneth & Garnet Berry. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kane Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck Keene officiating. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church where she was a member.

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(1xxx) John F. & Catherine (Murphy) Flamm’s great grandson and their son John William Flamm's grandson, and his daughter Pam (Flamm) Maxeiner’s son Kyle Eugene Maxeiner's obituary - BLUE SPRINGS, MO., Kyle Eugene Maxeiner, 31, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Visitations will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 1, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, Mo., and will continue from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Gent Funeral Home, 2409 State St., Alton. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the West Alton First Church of God in West Alton, Mo., with interment at Ebenezer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to a trust fund being established for Kyle's children. Kyle was born Nov. 20, 1979, in Alton and graduated from Alton High School in the Class of 1998. He then earned his B.S. in engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and was a member of the H.P.V. Team while at the university. He was an engineer for Alliant Tech Systems at the Lake City Plant. He enjoyed hunting and boating, but most of all he loved his family. Kyle was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Lucille Flamm and uncle, Lonnie Flamm. He is survived by his wife, Chrissy Maxeiner, daughter, Maggie Christine Maxeiner, and son, Brady Eugene Maxeiner, all of the home; parents, Dennis and Pam Maxeiner of Brighton; sister, Kristi Futhey and husband, Andrew, of Alton; grandparents, Kenneth and Christina Maxeiner of Brighton; nephews, Gabriel and Lucas Futhey and Riley Gray; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Beth and Jim Samples of Jerseyville; brothers-in-law, Jack Gray and wife, Wendy, of Reno, Nev., and Danny Gray and wife, Beth, of Jerseyville; special great-aunt and great-uncle, Alta Faye and Bob Tuetken of Temple Terrace, Fla.; and many other family member who loved him.

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James Francis Wahl's wife Nora (Murphy) Wahl's sister Mary Murphy was born in May 1873 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. She died Sep 15, 1947 at age 74. She was buried at Deer Lodge, Morgan Co., Tennessee. Mary married John Gerardi, son of John Gerardi (1830-1905) and Catharine Haas (1842-1922), on Jan 31, 1899. John Gerardi was born on Oct 13, 1866, died on Aug 10, 1946 and was buried in Deer Lodge, Morgan, Co., Tennessee. John & Mary were living on a farm in Jerseyville, IL in 1900. His two unmarried brothers, Henry and Joseph were living with them. They were still living there in 1910, but his brothers were no longer with them. Henry had gone to live with his brother George near Trenton, and Joseph had gotten married. They were living in Trenton in 1920. Later they moved to Deer Lodge, Tennessee.John and Mary (Murphy) Gerardi had 3 children-John W. Gerardi (1901-1981), Vera C. Gerardi (1904-1980), and Edith Gerardi (1910-1929).

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(1x) John and Mary (Murphy) Gerardi's son John W. Gerardi was born Aug 21, 1901 in Trenton, Clinton Co., IL. He married Myrtle E. Kennedy on Oct 14, 1934. He died Jul 21, 1981 at age 79. He was buried at Deer Lodge, Morgan Co., Tennessee. His wife Myrtle E. Kennedy was born on Nov 10, 1912 in Tennessee, and died on Mar 9, 1983 and was buried in Deer Lodge, Morgan Co., Tennessee. John W. Gerardi and Myrtle E. (Kennedy) Gerardi had a daughter Mary Frances Gerardi who married Jack A. Rule, and they had 2 children-Rebecca Ann Rule and Jack Andrew Rule Jr. who married Julia King.

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(2x) John and Mary (Murphy) Gerardi’s daughter Vera C. Gerardi was born Oct 9, 1904 in Trenton, Clinton Co., IL. She married Theodore Walte Zatorski June 18, 1936. She died June 12, 1980 at age 75. She was Buried at Deer Lodge, Morgan Co., Tennessee. Her husband Theodore Walte Zatorski was born Nov. 11, 1909, and died Jan. 10, 1968. He was buried in Deer Lodge, Morgan Co., Tennessee. Theodore Walte Zatorski and Vera C. (Gerardi) Zatorski had a daughter Vera Marie Zatorski who married John Otto Becker.

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(3x) John and Mary (Murphy) Gerardi’s daughter Edith Gerardi was born July 23, 1910 in Trenton, Clinton Co., IL. She died Sept. 16, 1929 at age 19. She was Buried at Deer Lodge, Morgan Co., Tennessee.

(1a) James Francis Wahl and Nora (Murphy) Wahl's son James William Wahl Sr. was born March 28, 1922 at Jerseyville, IL. He died Friday, Sept. 14, 1990 at his residence in rural Pearl, IL. His burial was at St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He had worked at McDonnell-Douglas for 31 years, retiring in 1980. He was a World War II Army veteran. James F. & Nora (Murphy) Wahl's son James William Wahl Sr. married first Helen Katherine Hewitt 2-8-1947 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of William and Freda (Kraushaar) Hewitt. She was born Oct. 23, 1925 in Jersey County, IL. She died Feb. 22, 1974 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. Her interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery near Fieldon, IL. William James and Helen Katherine (Hewitt) Wahl had 5 children-James Wahl, Alan Wahl, Richard Wahl, and Robert Wahl, and a daughter Pamela Wahl. James William Wahl Sr. married 2nd Lola Lowe.

Note: James William Wahl Sr.'s first wife Helen Katherine Hewitt's mother Freda (Kraushaar) Hewitt was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's sister.

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James Francis and Nora (Murphy) Wahl's son James William Wahl Sr.'s obituary - James William Wahl Sr., 68, of rural Pearl died Friday, Sept. 14, 1990 at his residence. Born March 28, 1922 at Jerseyville, he was the son of the late James Francis and Nora (Murphy) Wahl. He married Lola Lowe July 23, 1973 at Jerseyville and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Pam Blackorby of Franklin; four sons, Jim, Alan and Rick of Jerseyville and Bob of Highland; two stepchildren, Marvin Uphold of Milton and Joyce Herren of Wood River, and 17 grandchildren. A mechanic, Mr. Wahl had worked at McDonnell-Douglas for 31 years, retiring in 1980. He was a World War II Army veteran.

A funeral mass was held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville with Father Henry Schmidt oficiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Jerseyville American Legion participating. Memorials may be given to St. Francis Xavier or Holy Ghost Schools.

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William James Wahl Sr. and his first wife Helen K. (Hewitt) Wahl divorced and both remarried. William James Wahl remarried to Lola I. Lowe, and Helen K. (Hewitt) Wahl remarried to E. J. Simpson.

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William James Wahl Sr.'s first wife Helen K. (Hewitt) Wahl Simpson's obituary - Helen K. Simpson, died Feb. 22, 1974. Funeral Mass for Mrs. Helen K. Simpson, 49, of R.R. 3, Jerseyville was celebrated Monday morning, Feb. 24, at St. Francis Xavier Church with Father R.T. Shea, celebrant. She died at 5:45 a.m. on Feb. 22, 1974 at Jersey Community Hospital after an extended illness. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 23, 1925 in Jersey County, a daughter of William and Freda Kraushaar Hewitt. Mrs. Simpson was a nurse's aide. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary of Jerseyville. Her survivors include her husband E. J. Simpson; four sons, James, Alan, Rick and Robert Wahl of Jerseyville; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Pam) Blackorby of Franklin; and a brother, William Hewitt of Troy. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Sunday evening, Feb. 23.

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William James Wahl Sr.'s second wife Lola I. (Lowe) Wahl's obituary - Lola I. Wahl, 66, of Pittsfield died Monday, June 18, 2001, at the Pittsfield Healthcare Center. Born Oct. 30, 1034 in Rosedale. She was the daughter of Charles Jasper and Cecelia Irene (Cope) Lowe. She married James Wahl Sr.: He preceded her in death. Mrs. Wahl owned and was a waitress at at a bakery/restaurant. She cared for injured wildlife for the Illinois Department of Conservation and released them back into the wild. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Pittsfield.

Survivors include a son, Gene Uphold of Pittsfield, a daughter, Joyce Herron of Mitchell; two brothers, Charles Lowe of Meadowbrook and Milton Lowe of Nutwood; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, a brother, and a daughter-in-law, Linda Uphold. Memorial services were held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Pittsfield with Pastor Darrell Bucher officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Assembly of God Church or the Illinois Department of Natural Resorces Wildlife Rehabilitation Program.

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James William Wahl Sr.'s 2nd wife Lola (Lowe) Wahl's son Marvin Eugene "Gene" Uphold's obituary - Marvin "Gene" Uphold, 63, of Monroe Ark., formerly of Pittsfield, died Sunday, Sept. 8 2013 in NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro Ark, He was born May 11, 1950 in Alton to Lola Wahl and was adopted by Cecil and Betty Uphold. He is survived by his wife, the former Vickie Tullier and a son Robert (Chris) Uphold and a daughter Michelle (Darrell) Flowers, a step-son, David ( Erica) Croquart and Step-daughters, Laura (Roger) Martin, and Katy Alexander. He is also survived by a brother Cecil Uphold, and a sister Joyce Herrin. He was proceeded in death by his parents and wife, Linda (Susinno) Uphold. Mr. Uphold retired after 20 plus years with Sharkey Transportation. He is a Vietnam veteran. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, reading and spending time with his family. There will be a small service in Pittsfield with friends and family. Time and date will be announced later.

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Lola (Lowe) Wahl's brother Charles W. Lowe's obituary - Charles W. Lowe, 80, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at his home, with his family by his side. He was born on July 13, 1930, in Rosedale, Ill., the son of Charles J. and Cecelia I. (Cope) Lowe. He married the former Alma Louise Dunnagan on June 14, 1952, in Alton. She survives. Charles served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War with the 2nd Division Infantry, receiving three bronze stars and numerous other medals. He was a foreman for Dugger's Swimming Pools in Bethalto until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the Cottage Hills VFW Post 7678. He was a man of Baptist faith, loved to garden, fish and mushroom hunt. Most of all he loved spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, Alma Louise Dunnagan Lowe, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jim Lowe (Renault) and Vicki Renault-Lowe of Meadowbrook and Gary Lowe of Mount Olive; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Gene Zook of Meadowbrook; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, where services will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10. Pastor Ray Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Cottage Hills VFW Post 7678. We would like to offer a special thanks to St. Anthony's Hospice. Online Condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

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(1aa) William and Helen (Hewitt) Wahl's son Alan Wahl was born Sept. 24, 1951 in Jersey County, IL. He married 1st Pamela Rice and they had 2 sons-Christopher Wahl and his wife, Betsy, of Jerseyville, IL, and Kyle Wahl of Jerseyville. Alan Wahl and his 1st wife pamela (Rice) Wahl later divorced. Alan married 2nd the former Paula Golike. Alan Wahl farms in the Brighton, IL area.

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Alan Wahl's 1st wife Pamela (Rice) Wahl's father Billie Charles Rice's obituary - Billie Charles Rice, 78, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Robings Manor in Brighton. Born March 23, 1929, in Alton, he was the son of Thomas and Ida Mae (Ruckman) Bishop. He retired from the Olin Corporation as a ballistics tester and foreman in 1989. He served in World War II with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Rangers. He was a member of the Alton Eagles FOE 254 and enjoyed fishing and golf.

Surviving are three children, Linda Wickenhauser and her husband, Jim, of Godfrey, Billie L. Rice of O'Fallon, Mo., and Pamela Wahl of Brighton; five grandchildren, Christopher Wahl and his wife, Betsy, of Jerseyville, Kyle Wahl of Jerseyville, Laura Wickenhauser of Godfrey, Tom Wickenhauser and his wife, Margaret, of Edwardsville and Alan Wickenhauser and his wife, Cristal, of Bethalto; four great-grandchildren, Alexander, Hope Ann, Josey and Michael Wahl; a brother, Harry E. Rice of Longwood, Fla.; and a former son-in-law, Alan Wahl of Brighton. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jim Rice. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The Rev. Mark Church will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The River of Life Family Church. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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Alan Wahl's 2nd wife Paula (Golike) Wahl's father Albert A. Golike's obituary - Albert A. Golike, 84, died at 7:45 a.m. on May 26, 2013, at home. Born in Bethalto, Ill., on April 3, 1929, he was the son of the late Homer and Nellie (Huette) Golike. He married Nina B. (Jones) Golike, of Shipman, on Oct. 14, 1950, in Alton. He retired from Union Electric Gas Division. He was a farmer and began the Classic Carriage Co. in 1986. He was a U.S. Army Korean Veteran. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Piasa for 25 years and currently Faith Baptist Church in Godfrey for the past 25 years.

Survivors include daughters, Deb and Rick Grothaus of Shipman, and Paula and Alan Wahl of Brighton; sons, Mark and Becki Golike, and Scott and Marci Golike, all of Piasa; grandchildren, Leanne (Corey) Abbot, Amy (Pearley) Hanold, Jill (Jason) Darr, Megan Belling, and Kody and Lukas Golike; great-grandchildren, Rocky, Gracie, Alex and Hailey Darr; sisters, Marie and Clay Ringhausen of Hardin; brothers, Harold and Norma Golike of Bethalto; Don Golike of Bethalto, Charles and Lois Golike of Decatur, Texas. Preceded in death by one sister, Laverne Golike, and one brother, William Golike. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Targhetta & Wooldridge F.H. in Brighton. Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Faith Baptist Church in Godfrey with the Rev. Thomas Olney and the Rev. Bob Harris officiating. Burial: Albert will be taken to his final resting at Miles Station Cemetery near Brighton by his team of horses pulling a hearse driven by his sons, Mark and Scott Golike. Nina will be escorted in a carriage driven by daughters, Paula Wahl and Deb Grothaus. Memorials may be made to Mississippi Valley Christian School Athletic Department or the Southwestern High School Booster Club. Online information and guestbook may be found at targhettaandwooldridge.com

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Alan Wahl's 2nd wife Paula (Golike) Wahl's mother Nina B. (Jones). Golike's obituary - Nina B. Golike, 81, died, at 4:02 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born on Feb. 12, 1932, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., the daughter of the late James and Vera (Forward) Jones. She married Albert A. Golike Oct. 14, 1950, in Alton, Ill. He died May 26, 2013. She was a homemaker and seamstress as well as the organist at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Piasa for 25 years and Faith Baptist Church in Godfrey for 25 years. Survivors include daughters and sons, Paula and Alan Wahl of Brighton, Mark and Becki Golike of Piasa, Debi and Rick Grothaus of Shipman, Scott and Marci Golike of Piasa; grandchildren, Leanne (Corey) Abbot, Amy (Pearley) Hanold, Jill (Jason) Darr, Megan Belling, Kody and Lukas Golike; great-grandchildren, Rocky, Gracie, Alex and Hailey Darr. Preceded in death by, husband; parents; three sisters, Ellen, Mary and Rose; and two brothers, Gary and Robert. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton. Services will be at 10 a.m Friday, Jan 3, at Faith Baptist Church in Godfrey with Rev. Thomas Olney to officiate. Burial: Miles Station Cemetery near Brighton. Memorials may be made to Baptist Children's Home in Carmi, Ill. and Faith Baptist Church Music Department. Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton is serving the family. www.targhettaandwooldridge.com

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(2aa) William and Helen (Hewitt) Wahl's son Robert Joseph Wahl was born in Jersey County, IL. He married 1st Amy Janine Schaake, the daughter of Eldon and Linda Schaake of Jerseyville, IL. Robert later married 2nd Linda Kantner and they have a daughter-Ashley Marie Wahl born June 22, 1990. They live in Highland, IL.

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(3aa) William and Helen (Hewitt) Wahl's daughter Pamela Ann Wahl was born 28 July 1948 in Jersey Co., IL. She married Louis A. Blackorby. He was born, July 14, 1943, in Rosedale, the son of Louis and Virginia (Hoyt) Blackorby. He married Pamela Wahl, November 4, 1967, in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He died March 10, 2016, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Morgan County, IL. His burial was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Franklin, Morgan County, IL. Louis and Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby had 4 children-Kate Blackorby who married Matthew Bilyeu 11-23-2013 and has a daughter Cora Bilyeu, and lives in St. Louis, MO; Tim Blackorby who is married to Pam and has a daughter Hannah Blackorby, and lives in Springfield, IL; Greg Blackorby who is married and Amanda has a son Owen Blackorby and a daughter Avery Blackorby, and lives in Alexander, IL; and Laura Blackorby who married Douglas Knight and lives in Springfield, IL. Douglas and Laura (Blackorby) Knight have 4 children-Natalie Knight, Olivia Helen Knight, Camille Faith Knight, and Andrew Knight.

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Pamela Ann (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby, Jr.'s obituary - Louis A. Blackorby, Jr., 72, of Franklin, passed away, Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born, July 14, 1943, in Rosedale, the son of Louis and Virginia Hoyt Blackorby. He married Pamela Wahl, November 4, 1967, in Jerseyville, and she survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Laura (Douglas) Knight of Springfield and Kate (Matthew) Bilyeu of St. Louis; two sons, Timothy (Pamela) Blackorby of Springfield and Gregory (Amanda) Blackorby of Alexander; eight grandchildren, Owen Blackorby, Hannah Blackorby, Olivia Knight, Andrew Knight, Natalie Knight, Camille Knight, Avery Blackorby and Cora Bilyeu; four sisters, Betty (Leroy) Wilderman of Brighton, Mary (Duane) Dittrick of Salisbury, Mo., Nancy (Mike) Zipprich of Elsah and Cathy (Matt) Williams of Alton; three brothers, Robert (Mary) Blackorby of Knoxville, TN, Denny (Mick) Blackorby of Dow and Brian (Jennifer) Blackorby of Jerseyville; along with several aunts and uncles including, Norman (Ruth Ann) Hoyt and Marilyn Scott. Louis was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law, Debbie Blackorby. Louis served in the United States Air Force and later became an Illinois State Police Officer (Executive Protection), retiring in 1993. He went on to work for Illinois State Police Training and Standards Board and was active in the Fraternal Order of Police. He loved coaching the Franklin Little League for many years. He was on the Finance Committee for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion post 1089. He loved his grandchildren and spending time with them, especially on family vacations. He enjoyed visiting with friends over coffee at the Franklin FS Liars Club, and watching Illini basketball. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Franklin, with burial at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Franklin. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A prayer service will be conducted at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Condolences may be left online at airsman-hires.com.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's father Louis A. Blackorby's obituary - Louis A. Blackorby, 89, died at 4:40 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hamburg on Sept. 12, 1921, and was the son of Herman H. and Grace Edith (Cardwell) Blackorby, now deceased. A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he participated in the Normandy Beach Invasion. A mechanic by trade, he had previously worked at Carter Brothers in Alton, was self-employed for a time at Blackorby Garage in Dow. He retired in 1983 as a mechanic with the State of Illinois Department of Transportaion in Jerseyville. A member of the Dow Southern Baptist Church, he was also instrumental in the formation of the Dow Fire District and had formerly served as their captain, and was a member of the Fieldon Masonic Lodge #592 as well. He married the former Virginia Hope Hoyt on April 23, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo., and together they have shared and enjoyed 69 years of marriage.

Surviving are his wife; four sons and daughters-in-law, Louis A. and Pam Blackorby of Franklin, Robert and Mary Blackorby of Knoxville, Tenn., Dennis and Mick Blackorby and Brian and Jennifer Blackorby, all of Jerseyville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Leroy Wilderman of Brighton, Mary and Duane Dittrick of Phoenix, Nancy and Mike Zipprich of Elsah, Cathy and Matt Williams of Alton; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernadine Mitchell of Alton, Della Shortal of Jefferson City, Mo., and Marilyn Scott of Jerseyville; three sisters-in-law, Marie Blackorby, Luella Blackorby and Connie Blackorby, all Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Deborah Blackorby; and four brothers, Cleo, Harold, Herman and Sloke Blackorby. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyvillle, where Masonic services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Dow Southern Baptist Church with Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial will take place at the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military rites. Memorials may be given to the Dow Southern Baptist Church, Indian Creek Cemetery, or to the Activity Department at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's father Louis A. Blackorby's wife Virginia Hope Blackorby's obituary - DOW — Virginia Hope Blackorby, 88, died at 3:34 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Alton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Rosedale on Feb. 1, 1926, and was one of five children born to the late Frederick and Dora Adele (Henry) Hoyt. Hope retired in 1985 from Principia College in Elsah, where she had been employed as a cook/cashier/ and manager of the Soda Fountain Shoppe for 23 years. She was a longtime member of the Dow Southern Baptist Church and was active with the QEM Fireman's Auxillary. She married Louis Blackorby on April 23, 1941, in St. Charles and together they were blessed with eight children and many many grandchildren during their 69 years together, and it was that large and loving family that sustained her when Louis passed away on Oct. 13, 2010.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Louis and Pam Blackorby of Franklin, Betty and Leroy Wilderman of Brighton, Mary and Duane Dittrick of Salisbury, Mo., Nancy and Mike Zipprich of Elsah, Robert and Mary Blackorby of Knoxville, Tenn., Dennis and Mick Blackorby of Jerseyville, Cathy and Matt Williams of Alton, and Brian and Jennifer Blackorby of Jerseyville; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Norman amd Ruth Ann Hoyt of Dow. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Deborah Blackorby; an infant granddaughter, Jenna Blackorby; a sister, Ione Czaia; and two brothers, Frederick Hoyt and Milton Hoyt. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Dow Southern Baptist Church in Dow, with the Rev. David Brown officiating. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband at the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg. Memorials may be given to the Dow Southern Baptist Church or to the QEM Fireman's Auxillary.

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(Note:Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's father Louis A. Blackorby was a son of Herman H. and Grace Edith (Drulard) Blackorby. Herman H. Blackorby was born 17 Oct. 1890 in Calhoun County, IL, and died Aug 1967 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He married Grace Edith Drulard. She was born abt. 1900 and died in 1982. Herman H. Blackorby was a son of Lewis Elmer Blackorby born Dec. 1868 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO, and Sarah Jane Crader born Dec. 1869 in Illinois. Lewis Elmer Blackaby was a son of Grigsby Blackorby born abt.1823 in Culpeper County, VA, and Mary Jane Saunders born 15 Apr 1826 in Kentucky. Lewis Elmer Blackorby was married 1st to Maggie (maiden name unknown), married 2nd to Sarah Jane Crader Jul. 3 1887 in Calhoun County, IL. Children of Lewis Elmer Blackorby and his 2nd wife Sarah Jane Crader were-Melvina Blackorby born Sept. 1888 in Calhoun County, IL, married Joshua "Wad" Plummer; Herman Blackorby born 17 Oct 1890 in Calhoun County, IL. married Grace Edith Drulard; Slocum L. Blackorby born 31 May 1893 in Calhoun County, IL, married Mecca Degerllia; Ollie Blackorby born Apr 1894 in Calhoun County, IL; Myrtle Blackorby born Nov 1895 in Calhoun County, IL; and Della Blackorby born Aug 1898 in Calhoun County, IL, married Henry Button. Lewis Elmer Blackorby's father Grigsby Blackorby was born abt. 1823 in Culpeper County, VA, and died abt. 1868 in Lincoln County, MO. Grigsby Blackorby was a son of Grigg Glasscock Blackorby born 29 Apr. 1774 in Saint Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, VA, and his mother was Elizabeth "Betsy" Palmer born 9 Mar. 1783 in Saint Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, VA. Grigsby Blackorby married 25 Dec. 1845 in Lincoln County, KY to Mary Jane Saunders born 15 Apr. 1826 in Kentucky. Children of Grigsby Blackorby and Mary Jane Saunders were-Robert Blackorby; Thomas S. Blackorby born Oct. 5, 1847 in Missouri; Sarah Frances Blackorby born abt. 1847 in Missouri; Elizabeth (Blackorby) Uptegrove born abt. 1848 in Missouri; James S. Blackorby born abt. 1852 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO, married Lou Poinsolet; Lucy J. Blackorby born abt. 1853 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO; William B Blackorby born abt. 1854 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO; Eliza A. (Blackorby) Wernick born abt. 1856 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO; Nancy Margaret (Blackorby) Poor Sands born abt. 1857 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO; Lucas Elmer Blackorby born abt. 1860 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO; Martha Susan Blackorby born abt. 1862 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO; and Lewis Elmer Blackorby born Dec. 1868 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO.)

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's grandfather Herman H. Blackorby's wife Grace Edith (Drulard) Blackorby's mother Mary Ellen (Ryan) Ritchey Drulard's obituary - Mary Ellen Ryan Drulard was born Sep. 12, 1880 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, and died Mar. 28, 1929 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. - OBITUARY - Alton Evening Telegraph, Thursday, March 28, 1929 - Mrs. Mary E. Drulard Dies at Age of 49. Mrs. Mary Ellen Drulard wife of John L. Drulard, died at 1 a.m. today at the family home, 1255 State Street. Mrs. Drulard was in her forty-ninth year and had been a resident of Alton for the past 16 years. She had been in poor health for several months but had been confined to her bed for only two weeks. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Charles B. Ritchey and John Drulard, Jr., and three daughters, Mrs. Grace Blackerby of Grafton, and Mrs. Marie Baldridge and Mrs. Velma Phillips of Alton. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Streeper funeral home. The Rev. A.W. Kortkamp, pastor of the Spring Street Pentecostal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

(Note: Mary Ellen (Ryan) Ritchey Drulard had been married previously to Charles W. Ritchey (1871-1899). She married 2nd to John Lewis Drulard (1878-1941). Child from her 1st husband Charles W. Ritchey was-Charles Bert Ritchey (1898-1985). Children from her 2nd husband John Lewis Drulard were-John Drulard (1901-1946); Edith Grace (Drulard) Blackorby (1900-1882); Maria (Drulard) Baldridge; and Velma (Drulard) Phillips.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's grandfather Herman H. Blackorby's wife Grace Edith (Drulard) Blackorby's brother John Drulard's wife Virgie Mae (Singleton) Drulard Peters's obituary - Virgie Mae Singleton Drulard Peters was born Mar. 6, 1905, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky, and died Oct. 17, 2005 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. - Virgie Mae Drulard Peters, 100, died at 4:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Crab Orchard, Ky., March 6, 1905, the daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah (Smith) Singleton. She was raised in the Carrollton area and attended schools in the rural areas before moving to Alton after her marriage to John Drulard on July 24, 1921, in Wood River. The two were married for 25 years and together had seven children before his death on Aug. 1, 1946. She later married Frank Peters Feb. 6, 1959, in Alton. He died in 1982. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Bernice and Morrison Skinner of Jerseyville and Doris and Robert Wonish of Overland, Mo.; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Donna Drulard of Benson, Ariz.; a daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Drulard of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; two half sisters, Virginia Baysinger of Harriet, Ark., and Cora Maguire of Alabama; and a half brother, Jesse Singleton of Fidelity. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three sons, Donald Drulard in 1993, Jesse Lewis Drulard at the age of 10 and an infant, Virgil Drulard; a daughter, Marion Cope in 1980; a granddaughter, Juanita Cope; two brothers, Robert and Elmer Singleton; two sisters, Grace Hyatt and Myrtle Flowers; and two half sisters, Millie Singleton and Margie Strickland. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be at Carrollton City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville or to the Jerseyville Senior Citizens Meals Program. (Obituary, The Telegraph, October 19, 2005.)

(Note: Children of John Drulard and Virgie Mae (Singleton) Drulard Peters were-Virgil E Drulard (1925-1925); Marion Ruby (Drulard) Cope (1927 -1980); Jesse Lewis Drulard (1932-1943); Donald Drulard (1940-1993); John Drulard; Bernice (Drulard) Skinner; and Doris (Drulard) Wonish.)

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's grandfather Herman H. Blackorby's wife Grace Edith (Drulard) Blackorby's half brother Charles "Bert" Ritchey's obituary - RITCHEY. Died 02-26-1985. Charles "Bert" Ritchey, 86, of Godfrey died at 6:25 am February 25. He was head of sales work for 15 years and owner-operator of Ritchey Home Supply, retiring in 1968. Born in Fieldon July 30, 1898, he was a son of Charles & Mary (Ryan) Ritchey and was a WWI Army veteran. Ritchey was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Alton Franklin Lodge and Ainad Shrine, East St. Louis, past treasurer of Alton Eagles Lodge, member of Alton-Wood River Sportsman's Club and past supervisor on the Godfrey Township Board. His survivors are his wife, Mabel "Ruth" Whittleman Ritchey whom he married July 15, 1918; 2 daughters, Alberta Lynn and Juanita Adams of Godfrey; 7 grandchildren and 12 g-grandchildren; and 1 half sister, Velma Phillips of San Diego, California. Visitation was from 4-8 pm Thursday at Gent Funeral Home, Alton, with Masonic rites to be conducted at 7 pm. Services will be at 11 am Friday at Gent chapel with Rev. W. Russell Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to 12th Presbyterian church, American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's great grandfather Lewis Elmer Blackorby's brother Thomas S. Blackorby was born Oct. 5, 1847 in Lincoln County, Missouri, and died Feb. 17, 1912 in Hamburg, Calhoun County, Illinois. The oldest child of Grigsby Blackorby and Mary Jane Saunders, Thomas married Delilah Rebecca Ulery (1849-1922) on 19 Jan 1867 in Lincoln County, Missouri. They were the parents of 10 children and lived most of their married life in Calhoun County. At the time of his death, Thomas was 72 years, 8 months and 30 days old. He was survived by his wife, Delilah, who passed away in 1922. Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Hamburg, Calhoun County, Illinois, Children: 5 sons, 5 daughters-Richard O. Blackorby; Caroline Adeline (Blackorby) Reed (1871-1889); Samuel Wesley Blackorby (1875-1939); Mary Frances Blackorby; Andrew Vernon Blackorby; Martha J. (Blackorby) Kramer; Hettie Mae (Blackorby) Plummer, married Joshua "Wad" Plummer; Asa N. Blackorby; Percy Dale Blackorby; and Alta L. (Blackorby) Smith.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's great grandfather Lewis Elmer Blackorby's brother James S. Blackorby was born in Lincoln County, Missouri, in 1852 to Grigsby Blackorby and Nary Jane Saunders. James S. Blackorby married Lou Poinsolet and had a child-Willis Braid Blackorby (1880-1968).

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's great grandfather Lewis Elmer Blackorby's brother James S. Blackorby's son Willis Braid Blackorby was born May 7, 1880 in Lincoln County, Mo, and died Sep 1968 in Garnets Chateau, Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Effie Adeline Buchanan 8 Jan. 1908 in Hardin, Calhoun County, IL. She was born Jan. 9, 1887 and died June 10, 1943 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. They are both buried in Indian Creek Cemetery, Hamburg Precinct, Calhoun County, IL. Children of Willis Braid Blackorby and Mary Effie Adeline (Buchanan) Blackorby were-Minnie Irene Blackorby, born 25 October 1908 Hamburg, Calhoun County, IL; Willis Blackorby born 1911; Harvey Blackorby born 7 Sep 1913; Leon J. Blackorby born 03 Mar 1918; Leona Blackorby born Mar. 3, 1918; Margaret Blackorby; Elsie Winona Blackorby born abt. 1925; and Howard Blackorby born abt. 1919.

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(1x) Willis Braid Blackorby and Mary Effie Adeline (Buchanan) Blackorby's son Leon J. Blackorby was born Mar. 3, 1918 and died Sept. 15, 1993. He married Vera A. Simpson Nov. 1, 1941 in Jersey County, IL. She had been married previously to a man whose last name was Dotson. She was born Oct. 31, 1920, and died Jan. 27, 1964, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois (murdered). Children of Leon and Vera A. (Simpson) Blackorby were-Kenneth Blackorby, William Blackorby, Mary Catherine Blackorby, Alice Elaine Blackorby, Dorothy Loraine Blackorby, Karen Jane Blackorby, and Linda Ann Blackorby.

Leon and Vera A. (Simpson) Blackorby's daughter Linda Ann Blackorby was born Oct. 16, 1953 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois, and died Nov. 6, 1953 in Illinois. OBITUARY - Newspaper unknown - Linda Ann Blackorby, 20 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Blackorby of RR 1, Fieldon, died at the home of her parents, November 6, 1953. She was born October 16, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. In addition to her parents, the baby is survived by 2 brothers, Kenneth and William; 4 sisters, Mary Catherine, Alice Elaine, Dorothy Loraine and Karen Jane; her paternal grandfather, Willis Braid Blackorby of Jerseyville, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Simpson of Dow. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.`

(Note: Leon Blackorby's wife Vera (Simpson) Blackorby was shot and killed by Leon's brother Howard Blackorby Dec. 27, 1964, and he then shot himself and died later at a hospital in St. Louis. Here is more information from a newspaper account of the incident - From "Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper" - Edwardsville, Illinois, 29 January 1964 - St. Louis – Howard Blackorby, 45, died here Monday night after allegedly shooting himself and his sister-in-law fatally Monday in Jerseyville, Illinois. Blackorby was taken to Barnes Hospital here for treatment. Police said he shot and killed Mrs. Vera Blackorby, the wife of his brother, Leon, and the mother of eight. The shootings reportedly occurred in the basement of Mrs. Blackorby's home while she was doing laundry. Alice, her 19-year-old daughter, told police she heard shots and rushed in to find her mother and uncle on the floor unconscious. Leon Blackorby was at work at the Owens-Illinois Glass Co., in Alton at the time of the shooting. Howard and Leon Blackorby married sisters and Howard lived in Eldred, Illinois. Cause of the shooting was not determined.)

(Note: From Alton Evening Telegraph - January 28, 1964 - Blackorby Dies; Charge Of Murder Is Dropped JERSEYVILLE — A murder charge against Howard Blackorby, 42, in connection with the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Leon Blackorby, was to be withdrawn today after Blackorby himself died Monday. Blackorby died at 7:50 p.m. at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, where he was taken after he and Mrs. Leon Blackorby were found shot in the basement of Mrs. Blackorby's home, 802 Arch St., shortly after 10 a.m. Monday. Filed Charge Jerseyville Chief of Police Herman Blackorby lodged the murder charge yesterday. The police chief is a distant relative of the Blackorbys. Jerseyville was buzzing today with conjecture stemming from the apparent shooting of Mrs. Blackorby and the suicide of her brother-in-law, an Eldred automobile salesman. Both had been shot in the head in the basement of Mrs. Leon Blackorby's home. Mrs. Blackorby died shortly after being taken to Jersey Community Hospital a few minutes after the shooting. While police viewed the shooting as a cut-and-dried case of murder and suicide, investigation was continuing today. Paraffin from a paraffin powder test, blood samples, a .22 caliber seven-shot pistol, a box of shells found in Blackorby's pocket, and a .22 caliber slug taken from Mrs. Blackorby's temple were sent to the state crime laboratory at Springfield for analysis. Inquest Wednesday At St. Louis, a coroner's inquest into Howard Blackorby's death was set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, after which the body is to be brought to Jerseyville. Rodney Jacoby, Jersey County coroner, said a time for an inquest into Mrs. Blackorby's death would not be set until an autopsy and the crime laboratory investigation are completed. Among speculation over the shootings is a story that Blackorby had recently become involved in a real estate transaction and was having difficulty with the title, a fact that was said to have caused him stress and emotional strain. His wife, Dorothy, and Mrs. Leon (Vera) Blackorby were sisters.)

(2x) Willis Braid Blackorby and Mary Effie Adeline (Buchanan) Blackorby's daughter Leona Blackorby's obituary - Miss Leona Blackorby, 16 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis B. Blackorby of the Fieldon vicinity, died at an Alton Hospital Sunday, December 23, at nine o’clock a.m., following an illness of a few weeks. Miss Blackorby was born in Hamburg, Calhoun county, on March 3, 1918. Besides her parents she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Long of Hamburg and Misses Elsie and Margaret Blackorby of Fieldon, and four brothers, Leon, her twin brother, Willis, Harvey and Howard Blackorby, all of Fieldon. Funeral services were held at the Indian Creek church in Calhoun county Tuesday morning, December 25, at ten o’clock. Elder T. J. Roady of Kane officiated and interment was in the Indian Creek Cemetery. [Dec. 1934]

(3x) Willis Braid Blackorby and Mary Effie Adeline (Buchanan) Blackorby's son Howard Blackorby was born abt. 1919, and died Jan. 27, 1964 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO (suicide). He married Dorothy Kathleen Simpson. She was born June 3, 1923, in Batchtown, the daughter of William and Mary (Richter) Simpson. She died May 10, 2004, at Jacksonville Convalescent Center in Jacksonville, IL. After her 1st husband Howard Blackorby's death in 1964 she married Harold Schlinker Oct. 10, 1970. Children of Howard Blackorby and Dorothy Kathleen (Simpson) Blackorby Schlinker were-Thomas Blackorby and Margaret Blackorby.

Howard Blackorby's wife Dorothy Kathleen (Simpson) Blackorby Schlinker's obituary - SCHLINKER, DOROTHY KATHLEEN SIMPSON Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, May 13, 2004 Mrs. Dorothy Kathleen Schlinker, 80, of Jacksonville died Monday, May 10, 2004, at Jacksonville Convalescent Center in Jacksonville. She was born June 3, 1923, in Batchtown, the daughter of William and Mary (Richter) Simpson. She married Howard Blackorby June 9, 1942, and he died June 21, 1964. She married Harold Schlinker Oct. 10, 1970, and he died Jan. 16, 1998. She is survived by a son, Tom (wife Dianna) Blackorby of Arenzville; a daughter, Margaret (husband Lindle) Wade of Detroit; five grand-children, Tammy (husband Larry) Lind of Pittsfield, Steven (wife Lisa) Wade of Jacksonville, Sandra (husband Mike) Funk of Pittsfield, Candace (husband Jimmy) Seiz of Waverly, and William (wife Jeannine) Blackorby of Morristown, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry (wife Yvonne) Simpson of Eldred; a sister, Evelyn Lowder of Jerseyville; and a sister-in-law, Marcella Richter of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Simpson and William Simpson; and a sister, Vera Blackorby. A member of the Church of Our Saviour, Mrs. Schlinker worked at Brown Shoe Company in Jerseyville for several years before spending 20 years as a seamstress at Twin Cities Manufacturing. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, where a prayer services will be conducted at 5:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville. Burial will be at White Hall Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Church of Our Saviour or American Cancer Society.

(4x) Willis Braid Blackorby and Mary Effie Adeline (Buchanan) Blackorby's daughter Elsie Winona (Blackorby) Devening's obituary - Elsie Winona Devening, 64, died November 23, 1989, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Born in Calhoun County, she was the daughter of the late Willis Braid & Mary E. (Ibuchanan) Blackorby. She married Paul Devening, October 1, 1941, in Elsberry, Missouri. He died November 19, 1979. Surviving are 1 son, Gary Devening of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Ferne Audrey Ridenour of Godfrey and Rose Mary Oglesby of Fieldon; 6 grandchildren; 1 brother, Leon Blackorby of Jerseyville and 2 sisters, Minnie Long and Leona Blackorby. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Jean Erb officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Memorials may be given to Fieldon church where she was a member.

(5x) Willis Braid Blackorby and Mary Effie Adeline (Buchanan) Blackorby's daughter Minnie Irene Blackorby was born 25 October 1908 Hamburg, Calhoun County, IL. She married Spencer V. Long. Children of Spencer V. Long and Minnie I. (Blackorby) Long were-Betty L. Long, Paul Willis Long, Edward Long, Bernita Long, Joyce Long, Lois Long, Herbert Long, Spencer O. Long, and Howard Long.

Minnie Irene (Blackorby) Long's obituary - LONG. Unknown newspaper, undated: Services were held April 12 for Mrs. Minnie Long, 69, of rural Hardin at the Indian Creek Church of Christ with the Rev. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Indian Creek cemetery. Her death occurred on 9 April at Alton Memorial hospital. She was born 25 Oct. 1908 in Hamburg, the daughter of Willis Braid and Mary Buchanan Blackorby. Her survivors include her husband, Spencer Long; four Daughters, Vernita Dunham and Betty Fugate, both of Fieldon, Joyce Bland of Brighton and Lois Charlton of Hardin; five sons, Paul W. of Jerseyville, Edward of Baylis, Herbert of Pittsfield, Spencer O. and Howard Wayne of Hardin; 31 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. Two sisters, Elsie Devening of Fieldon and Margaret Cappel of Godfrey; two brothers, Harvey of Bevier, MO. and Leon of Jerseyville. (

(1xx) Spencer V. Long and Minnie I. (Blackorby) Long's daughter Betty L. (Long) Fugate's obituary - Betty L. (Long) Fugate - 1/28/2013 4:45:05 AM - Betty L. (Long) Fugate, formerly of Fieldon, Illinois, passed away at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, Illinois on Friday, January 25 at the age of 74. Betty was born to Spencer V. Long and Minnie I. (Blackorby) Long in Hardin, Illinois on June 29, 1938. As a young woman, Betty worked at the Shoe Factory in Hannibal, Missouri. It was there that she met and married John Fugate on April 15, 1963. Together, they raised five daughters, Kim (Bruce) Kendall of Pawnee, IL, Debra Fitzgibbons of Alton, Penny (Marion) Gauntt of Jerseyville, Pam (Chey) Hartley of Dow, and Mitzi Fugate of Alton. Betty is also survived by six grandchildren, Jon (Heather) Stinnett, Aaron (Olivia) Kendall, Jacob (Whitney) Kendall, David (Kelsie) McCoy, Joseph Gauntt, and Liz Gauntt and Joshua Deneef-Hartley. Betty is also survived by six great-grandchildren; Caleb, Canaan and Addelyn Kendall, Annabelle Stinnett, Arianna and Hayden Manning-Gauntt. She also leaves behind beloved sisters and brothers Joyce Bland of Kampsville, Lois Charlton of Mozier, Spencer O. Long of Hamburg, Herbert Long of Milton, and Howard Long of Batchtown. In addition to being a wonderful mother, Betty was accomplished as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Garnet’s and Greenwood Manor nursing homes in Jerseyville. She also loved the sick and elderly in their homes until illness forced her to retire from the Jersey County Health Department in 1994. Betty brought smiles to the faces of all those under her care. She had the patience of a saint and has surely earned her wings. Betty loved to spend time with her family, read, work crossword puzzles, garden, and play Bingo. She was an excellent cook and was always ready to add another plate to the table. Betty was a loyal friend, proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband John on August 4, 2012, a sister Bernita Dunham, and brothers Paul and Ed Long. A visitation will take place at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. A celebration of Betty’s life will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Fieldon United Church of Christ in Fieldon, Illinois, with Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. Burial will take place at Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg, Illinois. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where Betty was a member.

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

(3xx) Spencer V. Long and Minnie I. (Blackorby) Long's daughter Bernita Henrietta (Long) Dunham's obituary - Bernita Henrietta Dunham, 83, died at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County, Mo. She was born in Hardin on Sept. 24, 1929, and was one of nine children of the late Spencer and Minnie (Blackorby) Long Sr. Bernita grew up in Calhoun County, and attended country schools in the Hamburg area. She married Joseph H. Dunham on Nov. 4, 1951, at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, and together they have shared nearly 62 years together. Bernita and Joe spent the majority of their married life in the Fieldon area, until her health necessitated a move to Jerseyville. She was a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Joseph Dunham of Jerseyville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Mike Chontofalsky of Centralia, Cindy and Rod Jackson of Grafton, Jeanelle and Rob Jordan of Jerseyville and Joetta and Brian Waters of Elsah; 12 grandchildren, Michelle, Karen, Sara, Josh, Nichol, Jessica, Cody, Kyle, Stephen, James, Brennan and Brandon; two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Korby; four brothers, Paul Long and Spencer Long Jr., both of Jerseyville, Howard Long of Hardin and Herb Long of Milton; three sisters, Betty Fugate of Dow, Joyce Bland of Kampsville and Lois Charlton of Mozier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Randall Joseph Dunham, and a brother, Edward Long. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 6, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 7. The Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be in the Gunterman Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

(Note: Bernita Henrietta (Long) Dunham's husband Joseph Dunham's grandmother Mary Kate (Freand) Dunham was a cousin to my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall.)

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's grandfather Herman H. Blackorby's sister Della (Blackorby) Button's obituary - BUTTON, Della (Blackorby), born 04-08-1897, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 20-08-1973, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Della Button, 76, of Alton died Aug. 20, at D'adrian nursing home. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Aug. 4, 1897 in Calhoun county, a daughter of Elmer & SaraH (Crader) Blackorby. Her husband, Henry Button is deceased. Her survivors are 1 sister, Mrs. Nellie V Plummer of Jerseyville and 2 brothers, Ollie Blackorby of Novinger, MO and Slocum Blackorby of Mosier. Her husband, 1 brother, and 1 sister preceded her in death.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's grandfather Herman H. Blackorby's brother Slocum L. Blackorby's obituary - BLACKORBY, SLOCUM L. 86, a retired farmer of rural Hamburg, near Pleasant Hill, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday (April 18, 1981) in Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born May 31, 1892, in Calhoun County, a son of Lewis E. and Sarah Jane Crader Blackorby. He married Mecca Degerlia March 26, 1916 in Hamburg. She survives. Mr. Blackorby was a life-long resident of Calhoun County and attended Gem City College in Quincy. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a former member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau and the Modern Woodmen of America. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Vernita) Kamp of Hamburg and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ward-Lumis Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Joe Maynard. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery near Hamburg.

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Slocum L. Blackorby's wife Mecca (Degerllia) Blackorby's obituary - BLACKORBY, Mecca (Degerllia), born 07-14-1896, Kampsville, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 06-1983, buried Indian. Mecca Blackorby, 86, of rural Hamburg a lifelong Calhoun county resident. She was born July 14, 1896 in Kampsville, daughter of Stephen & Lydia (Ferguson) Degerlia. Her husband, Slocum L. Blackorby, died Apr. 18, 1981. She is survived by a daughter, Vernita Kamp of rural Hamburg and 2 grandchildren, Lisa Ringhausen of Jerseyville and E. Mitchell Kamp of Quincy. 4 brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Indian Creek cemetery has been named as a memorial.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's great great grandfather Grigsby Blackorby was a son of Grigg Glasscock Blackorby born 29 Apr. 1774 in Saint Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, VA, and his mother was Elizabeth "Betsy" Palmer born 9 Mar. 1783 in Saint Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, VA. Grigsby Blackorby married 25 Dec. 1845 in Lincoln County, KY to Mary Jane Saunders born 15 Apr. 1826 in Kentucky. Grigsby's father Grigg Glasscock Blackorby was a son of Thomas A Glasscock born bef. 1755 and Frances Blackerby born 1751 in Northumberland County, VA. Grigg Glasscock Blackorby married 28 Jan. 1800 in Fauquier County, VA to Elizabeth "Betsy" Palmer born 9 Mar. 1783 in Saint Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, VA. Children of Grigg Glasscock Blackorby and Elizabeth "Betsy" Palmer were-John Blackorby born abt. 1801 in Fauquier County, VA; Robert P. Blackorby born 8 May 1804 in Culpeper County, VA; Frances Blackorby born Abt. 1806 in Fauquier County, VA; Thomas Blackorby born abt. 1812 in Fauquier County, VA; Elizabeth Blackorby born 17 Sep. 1814 in Fauquier County, VA; Joseph Blackorby born abt. 1816 in Fauquier County, VA; Lawson Blackorby born abt. 1818 in Culpeper County, VA; Mary Jane Blackorby born abt. 1819 in Virginia; Henry Blackorby born Dec. 1818 in Culpeper County, VA; and Grigsby Blackaby born abt. 1823 in Culpeper County, VA.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's great great grandfather Grigsby Blackorby's brother Henry Blackorby was born Dec. 1818 in Culpeper County, VA, and died aft. 1900 in probably Dameron, MO. He was a son of Grigg Glasscock Blackerby and Elizabeth "Betsy" Palmer. He married 1st Catharine Ann (maiden name unknown). Divorced: 4 Mar. 1843 in Kentucky. Henry Blackprby married 2nd Mary E. Moore born abt. 1820 sometime bef. 1843 in Kentucky. Children of Henry Blackorby and his 2nd wife Mary E. Moore were-Nancy J. Blackorby born abt. 1841 in Kentucky; Grigsby Blackorby born abt. 1843 in Missouri; Abner V. Blackorby born Apr. 1848 in Missouri; Malissa Blackorby born abt. 1849 in Missouri; Elizabeth Blackorby born abt. 1850 in Missouri; Jeremiah Blackorby born about 1858 in Missouri; and John Allen Blackaby born 10 Sep. 1859 in Missouri. Henry Blackorby married 3rd Nancy (maiden name unknown) born abt. 1830 in Kentucky. Children of Henry Blackorby and his 3rd wife Nancy (Unknown) were-Luella Blackorby born abt. 1860 in Lincoln County, MO; Joseph Blackorby born abt. 1863 in Lincoln County, MO; Zarilda Blackorby born abt. 1866 in Lincoln County, MO; and Thomas Blackorby born May 1870 in Lincoln County, MO.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's great great grandfather Grigsby Blackorby's brother Henry Blackorby's son Grigsby "Gregory" Blackorby was born abt. 1843 in Missouri, and died Nov. 3, 1899 in Belleview, Calhoun County, Illinois. He was a Civil War Veteran, Pvt. Co. B 14th Regt. MO Cav. Burial: Fox Creek Cemetery, Mozier, Calhoun County, Illinois. He married 8 Mar. 1866 in Calhoun County, IL to Virginia Caroline Trundles. Children of Grigsby "Gregory" Blackorby and Virginia Caroline Trundles were-Susan E. Blackorby born abt. 1867 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO; John Blackorby born abt. 1868 in Hurricane, Lincoln County, MO; Mary Emma (Blackorby) Sternes born abt. 1872 in Belleview, Calhoun County, IL, died 1941 in Alton, Madison County, IL; Alice Blackorby born abt. 1873 in Belleview, Calhoun County, IL; Samuel H. Blackorby born abt. 1876 in Belleview, Calhoun County, IL; and Charles P. Blackorby born abt. 1880 in Belleview, Calhoun County, IL.

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(1x) Grigsby "Gregory" Blackorby and Virginia Caroline (Trundles) Blackorby's daughter Mary Emma (Blackorby) Sternes's obituary - Mrs. Mary Sternes, of Nebo, Pike County, died unexpectedly Tuesday at St. Joseph's hospital where she had been a patient since Dec. 6, for treatment of a hip fracture suffered in a fall while on a visit, in the home of a son, Thomas Sternes, at Fosterburg. She was the widow of John Sternes. Mrs. Sternes came to East Alton shortly before Thanksgiving to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Fulkerson, while she made trips to Barnes hospital. She had been in failing health for several months before coming to East Alton. She had gone to her son's home at Fosterburg on Dec. 4 to visit for a few days before entering the hospital, and while there suffered the fall which resulted in the hip injury. She apparently was recovering from effects of the injury suffered in the fall and had planned to leave the hospital the latter part of this week. Tuesday evening while sitting up in a wheel chair she collapsed unexpectedly and died a short time later. Mrs. Sternes was born Sept. 18, 1872. at Belleview. Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Blackorby. Her husband, to whom she was married 52 years ago, died in 1929. After his death she had continued her residence at her farm home, residing with a son, Henry. She is survived by eight children. Mrs. Fulkerson, Thomas and Henry Sternes, and the following daughters: Mrs. Harvey Mottax, Alva, Fla., Mrs. Evan Johnson, Marshall, Mo., Mrs. Daniel Logsdon, Beacher City, Mrs. Joseph Ruyle, Manteno and Mrs. Claude Sidwell, Nebo. She also leaves a sister, Mrs, Thomas Ansell, Kampsville; a brother, Charles Blackorby, Barry; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body has been taken to Hobbs funeral home, Nebo, pending time of the funeral Friday at 2 p. m. Services will be held at Church of Christ, Belleview, and burial will be in Long cemetery, there.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's great great grandfather Grigsby Blackorby's brother John Blackorby was born abt. 1801 in Fauquier County, VA, and died Jul. 1859 in Lincoln County, MO. He was a son of Grigg Glasscock Blackorby born 29 Apr. 1774 in Saint Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, VA and Elizabeth "Betsy" Palmer born 9 Mar. 1783 in Saint Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, VA. He married 1st 18 Feb. 1818 in Fauquier County, VA to Mary Golden born abt. 1803. They had a daughter Mary Jane Blackorby born abt. 1823. He married 2nd 23 Aug. 1832 in Culpeper County, VA to Levina Kilby born abt. 1814 in Culpeper County, VA. He married 3rd 11 Jan. 1838 in Lincoln County, MO to Elizabeth J. Saunders born abt. 1821 in Missouri. Children of John Blackorby and his 3rd wife Elizabeth J. Saunders were-Grigsby Blackorby born abt. 1839 in Lincoln County, MO, married Elizabeth Trundle; Eliza Jane Blackorby born abt. 1841 in Lincoln County, MO; Sarah Frances Blackorby born 5 Oct. 1843 in Lincoln County, MO; Henry J. Blackorby born abt. 1845 in Lincoln County, MO; Mary Ann Blackorby born 14 Feb. 1848 in Lincoln County, MO; Nancy Blackorby born abt. 1849 in Lincoln County, MO; Lucinda "Lucy" Blackorby born 9 Apr. 1852 in Lincoln County, MO; William B. Blackorby born 3 Feb 1855 in Lincoln County, MO; and Martha E. Blackorby born 8 Dec 1856 in Lincoln County, MO.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's great great grandfather Grigsby Blackorby's brother John Blackorby and his 3rd wife Elizabeth J. (Saunders) Blackorby's daughter Lucinda "Lucy " (Blackorby) Merida Banker's obituary - BANKER, Lucy - Mrs. Lucy Banker died at her home in Hamburg, IL, at 8 am, Nov. 14, 1918 of diabetes, at the age of 66 years, 7 months, 5 days. Funeral services were conducted by Elder John S. Wilson at 1 pm Nov. 15, and her remains laid to rest in the Indian Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Banker was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blackorby and was born near Paynesville, MO on April 9, 1852, and moved to Calhoun County in 1862 where she resided until her death. She was a sister to Mary Ann Southworth, Mrs. Sarah Kitson, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor and Grigsby and Henry Blackorby and a half-sister to Mrs. Centha Gray and Mrs. Lenda Crader all of whom have gone on before. 2 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Davis and Mrs. Martha Campbell and 1 brother, William Blackorby still survive her. On May 23, 1869, she was united in marriage to Samuel J. Merida and to this union was born 1 child, Arlettie who departed this life on April 18, 1871 at the age of 10 months. On March 19, 1905, she was united in marriage to Henry Banker, who still survives her. For many years she has been a member of the Church of Christ and was a member of the congregation at Hamburg at the time of her death. The death of Aunt Lucy, as she was familiarly known, is sadly deplored by her circle of friends. She has been a consistent Christian lady, whose loving sympathy reached far among the poor and needy, and whose tender hand was ever ready to aid those in distress. Her presence will be missed not only in the home circle where she was so beloved, but where ever she was known. Her sweet, unselfish disposition won the love of all. The glory and beauty of her home life are forever dimmed, but the memory of her many virtues will remain in the hearts of all.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husband Louis A. Blackorby's uncle Herman Hartcourt Blackorby Jr.'s obituary - Herman Hartcourt Blackorby Jr., 84, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his residence after a period of declining health. He was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Granite City, one of 10 children born to Herman H. and Grace E. (Drulard) Blackorby, now deceased. He married the former Luella C. Carstens Aug. 26, 1946, in Jerseyville, and they would have soon celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. She survives. As a young man he attended Jersey County schools, and entered the United States Navy in 1942, serving in World War II. He attained the rank of aviation ordinance turret, first class, and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married shortly after his discharge. In November 1946 he was hired by the city of Jerseyville as a patrolman for the police department.

He was elected Jersey County sheriff in 1949, serving one term, then was elected Jersey County treasurer. He served in that capacity for three years before he was asked to serve as chief of police for the city of Jerseyville, a position he held for 23 years before retiring in 1980. He began serving as a security officer for Jersey State Bank in 1982, and in April 1983, once again served the citizens of Jerseyville, being elected as the city's mayor, serving the Jerseyville community for three terms. A very community-minded individual, he served on many clubs, committees and organizations, including the First United Methodist Church, the Fieldon Masonic Lodge, where he served as master in 1969, and the board of directors of the Piasa Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was president of the Jerseyville Jaycees in 1956. He was a lifetime member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, serving on the executive board for 10 years, a life member of the Illinois Police Association, a chairman of the Southern Illinois Police Association and advisory board member for the research center, law enforcement education at Western Illinois University in Macomb for four years. He served as chairman of the West Central Illinois Law Enforcement Commission for five years.

In addition to his wife, Luella, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Connie Blackorby of Jerseyville and Ronald and Vicky Blackorby of Columbus, Ohio; three granddaughters, Leigh and husband, Todd, McGill of Chesterfield, Ill., Shannon Blackorby of Jerseyville and Mindy Blackorby of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Bernadine Mitchell of Alton, Della Shortal of Jefferson City, Mo., and Marilyn Scott of Jerseyville; and two brothers, Sloke Blackorby of Jerseyville and Louis Blackorby of Dow. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jamie (Blackorby) Arthur; and three brothers, Cleo, Harold and Bert Blackorby and one in infancy. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, until the 7 p.m. funeral services at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Mark Myers will officiate. A sunset burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military rites. Memorials may be given to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County, Jersey County Health Department, First United Methodist Church or to Shriner's Hospital. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's husbamd Louis A. Blackorby's uncle Sloke Monroe Blackorby's obituary - Sloke Monroe Blackorby, 77, died at 2:25 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after several years of declining health. He was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Rosedale, the seventh of 10 children born to the late Herman and Grace (Drulard) Blackorby. He married the former Connie Heitzig on March 20, 1987, in Las Vegas, and they shared the past 21 years together. She survives. He attended Rosedale schools and entered the United States Air Force in 1951. He was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, where he served as a crew chief on a jet fighter. After his honorable discharge in 1959, he began his long career spanning 26 years as a State Trooper with the Illinois State Police. After his retirement in 1983, Sloke went on to live life to the fullest. He enjoyed each day with his family and friends. Sloke was an avid boater, and loved to be on the water as well as play a great game of cards. He was one that never met a stranger and was a friend to all.

In addition to his wife, surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff Blackorby and Scott and Debbie Blackorby, all of Jerseyville; a daughter, Lona Blackorby of Golden Eagle; two stepsons and their spouses, Scott and Connie Fry of Jerseyville and Chad and Julie Fry of Elgin; grandchildren, Stephanie, Destiny, April and Jeremy Blackorby and Krista, Kayla and Konnor Fry, all of Jerseyville, Emersyn Fry of Elgin and Nikki Smith of Jerseyville; a brother, Louis Blackorby of Dow; and three sisters, Bernadine Mitchell of Alton, Della Shortal of Jefferson City, Mo., and Marilyn Scott of Jerseyville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen J. Blackorby, on Nov. 23, 1995, and five brothers, Cleo, Harold, Herman and Charles Bert Blackorby, and one in infancy. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with a 6 p.m. Elks service, followed by a rosary recitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and Illinois State Police conducting graveside rites. Memorials may be made to his wife to assist with mounting medical expenses.

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Sloke Blackorby's 1st wife Fay Roberta (McGiffen) Blackorby's obituary - Fay Roberta Blackorby, 78, died at 6:38 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, after a short period of failing health. She was born in Alton April 21, 1931, the daughter of the late William and AnnDora (Pinkowski) McGiffen. She was raised in Dow, and was quite a culinary expert. She was a cook on numerous barge lines and worked at many of the finest hotels in Chicago, New York City and St. Louis. In her later years, she was the dining room manager at Shoney's in Alton, and most recently was a bartender and waitress at the Elks Lodge in Jerseyville.

Fay was formerly married to the late Sloke Blackorby, and together they had two sons, Jeffery Lee Blackorby of Jerseyville, and the late Stephen James Blackorby, who died Nov. 23, 1995. Also surviving are three grandchildren, April Reynolds and her husband, Tyler, of Jerseyville, Stephanie Blackorby of Orlando, Fla., and Jeremy Blackorby and his companion, Christina Sprague, of Jerseyville; two great-grandchildren, Destiny and Allysa; a sister, as well as her best friend, Marie Ryan of Jerseyville; and a daughter-in-law and her husband, Duwanna and Rick Dublo of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents, husband and son, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McGiffen; and two sisters, Grace Davidson and Wanda Frasier. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. A luncheon for family and friends will take place immediately after the Mass at the Elks Lodge in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.

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(1aaa) Louis and Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's son Tim Blackorby's wife Pam (Tapscott) Blackorby's mother Shirley "Sue" (Howard) Tapscott's obituary - SPRINGFIELD, IL - Shirley "Sue" Tapscott, 69, of Springfield, joined our Heavenly Father on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at St. John's Hospital. She is survived by her daughters: Angie (husband, Michael) Winters and their children, Kelsey (husband, Josh), Corlin, Ryan, Miranda, Luke, and Kira; and Pam (husband, Tim) Blackorby and their daughter, Hannah; daughter-in-law, Cindy Tapscott and her children, Missy, Tami, David, Rebecca, Ben, and Jameson; stepchildren: Pam (husband, Ed) Swenson, Betty Tapscott, Marsha Dempke, Kenny (Wanda) Tapscott; several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a brother, Don (Betty) Howard. Sue was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Tapscott, Sr.; stepsons: Mike Tapscott, George Tapscott, Jr., Robert Harvey Tapscott, and Dave Tapscott; and three sisters: Dorothy Green, Marietta Wood and Joyce Sullivan. She was born April 6, 1945, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Ralph and Edna Howard. Sue loved working for Vision Care Associates where she developed relationships and friendships that she cherished. Sue loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, mushroom hunting, and all animals. A memorial gathering will be held from 5:30 p.m. until time of memorial services at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Memorial contributions can be made to: Animal Protective League (APL) or American Heart Association . The family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, Ill.

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(2aaa) Louis and Pamela (Wahl) Blackorby's daughter Laura (Blackorby) Knight's husband Douglas Knight's mother Audrey (Fleck) Knight's obituary - SPRINGFIELD, IL - Audrey Fleck Knight, 87, of Springfield, died at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at St. Joseph's Home. She was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Springfield, to Frank and Anastasia Müller Fleck, Sr. She married George W. Knight, Jr. on April 7, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2007. Survivors include three children: George (Melissa Bird) W. Knight III of Auburn, Douglas (Laura Blackorby) Knight of Springfield and Sheryl A. (Randy Knight) Knight of Sebastopol, Calif.; seven grandchildren: George W. IV, Thomas A., Olivia H., Andrew D., Audrey E., Natalie E., and Camille F.; two sisters, Bertha Lederle and Lorraine Fleck, both of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters: Clara Dolenc, Marguerite Schmidt, Bernadine Haley and Dorothy McCarty; and brother, Frank "Bud" Fleck. Audrey was a lifelong resident of Springfield and a member of the Church of the Little Flower. She was the owner/operator of Knight's Action Park, Splash Kingdom Water Park and Route 66 Drive-In Theater. She was a neighborhood chairman for many years, head of the Little Flower Girl Scout Troops and a previous member of the Springfield Association of Realtors. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Church of the Little Flower with Father John Nolan officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Joseph's Home.

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(4aa) William and Helen (Hewitt) Wahl's son Richard "Rick" Wahl was born Aug. 17, 1961 in Jersey County, IL. He 1st married Jamie (maiden name unknown) and they had 2 children-Jordan Wahl and Marcus Wahl. He married 2nd Lisa (Corbin) Izard. They live in the Brighton, IL area.

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Richard "Rick" Wahl's 2nd wife Lisa (Corbin) Izard Wahl's father Paul E. Corbin's obituary - Paul E. Corbin, 68, died at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born December 2, 1941 in Alton, he was the son of Albert and Evelyn (VanTrease) Corbin. He served on the USS Willard Keith with the U.S. Navy for four years. He retired from the Olin Corporation as a machinist in 2002 after 37 years of service. His hobbies included woodworking, fishing, tinkering with and fixing things, cooking and watching the Food Network. On April 21, 1962 at St. Matthews Church in Alton, he married the former Nancy Zimmer. She survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Lisa Wahl and her husband Rick of Brighton, two sons, Charles Corbin of Alton and Ken Corbin of Hartford, one granddaughter, Hope Izard of Brighton, a sister, Mary Clark of East Alton and a brother-in-law, John E. Zimmer of Trenton. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Orval Corbin. Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday. Father Steve Pohlman will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with military honors by the VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of choice.

(2) James I. & Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl's son Richard B. Wahl was born 10-9-1874 in Jersey County, IL, and died 1-18-1947 in Jersey County, IL. His burial was in St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Richard B. Wahl's obituary - Richard B. Wahl, died 01-18-1947. Richard B. Wahl, 72 years, 3 months, 9 days, a farmer of Miss. Township. died at his home near Jerseyville, on January 18. Mr Wahl was born in Jersey County, October 9, 1874, son of the late James & Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl, natives of Ireland. Surviving are 1 brother, James F. Wahl, and 1 nephew James W. Wahl, all of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held January 21, at St. Francis Xavier Church with Rev Fr. J. J. Clancy as Celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis Cemetery.

(3) James I. & Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl's daughter Catherine Wahl was born May 12, 1885 in Jersey County, IL, and died July 8, 1973 in Jersey County, IL. Her burial was in St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Catherine Wahl's obituary - Catherine Wahl, died 07-08-1973. Catherine Wahl, 88, of RR 3 Jerseyville, died July 8, at Wood River Township hospital. She was born in Jersey County May 12, 1885 the daughter of James I & Alice (Cuddahey) Wahl. She is survived by 1 nephew, James W. Wahl of Jerseyville; g-nieces and g-nephews. Her parents and 4 brothers preceded her in death.

Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where Rosary was recited. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church with Fr. R. T. Shea celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis Cemetery.

(4) James I. & Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl's son Robert E. Wahl was born in 1872 in Jersey County, IL He died in 1929. His wife's name was Myra. I don't know her maiden name. They are both buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

(5) James I. & Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl's son Michael Wahl was born in 1878 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 12-16-1927. He is buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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