WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Related Families-Page 2l (Beaver, Lentz)

George Franklin Beaver

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

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

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

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

(3) George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's daughter Goldia Pearl Beaver was born 1-21-1908. She died Dec. 10, 2011, at Greenbrier Nursing Center in Enid, Oklahoma. She married Roy Rasmussen born 2-28-1908. He died in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma 4-30-1948. He was the son of Robert Olin and Mary (Nelson) Rasmussen. He and Goldia had 2 sons-Robert and Stephen. Their son Robert Arlo Rasmussen was born 1-1-1938 and died 10-10-1941 in Watonga, Blaine County, Oklahoma. Their other son Stephen Roy Rasmussen was born 11-1-1940. He married June Ann Mason born 5-30-1940. She is deceased. Stephen and June Ann (Mason) Rasmussen had no children.

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

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

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

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

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George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's daughter Goldia Pearl (Beaver) Rasmussen's obituary - A memorial service for Goldia P. Rasmussen, age 103, will be at 10:00 AM Friday, December 16, 2011, at Central Christian Church. Cremation arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Goldia was born to George Franklin and Stella (Westfall) Beaver on January 21, 1908, in Garden City, Kansas, and died Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Greenbrier Nursing Center in Enid. Goldia attended the University of Oklahoma.

 On December 24, 1931, she married Roy Rasmussen, and they made their home in Watonga. After Roy's death in 1948, Goldia returned to college and graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She taught school at Thomas for ten years. Goldia moved to Enid in 1960, where she was a teacher for Enid Public Schools at Waller Junior High. Goldia was a member of Central Christian Church, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and Oklahoma Education Association. She is survived by son Stephen Rasmussen and wife Elizabeth, of Tulsa. Goldia was preceded in death by her husband Roy; son Robert Arlo, three brothers; and one sister. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

(4) George and Stella (Westfall) Beaver's daughter Florence Belle Beaver was born 2-8-1910 Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. She died 6-8-1960 in Eldorado, Butler County, Kansas. She was married to Alva Cogswell born 1-8-1909 in Pretty Prairie, Reno County, Kansas. He died March 1973 in Eldorado, Butler County, Kansas. Alva and Florence Belle (Beaver) Cogswell had one son-Larry Grant Cogswell born 3-17-1941, married Pamela Sue Poole.

Alva Cogswell was a descendant of John Cogswell who sailed to American in 1635. John Cogswell was a son of Edward and Alice Cogswell who lived in Westbury, Wiltshire, England. Their ancestral Cogswell homestead which Edward and Alice Cogswell built in 1591 still stands in Westbury, Wiltshire, England. Alva Cogswell's son Larry Cogswell and his wife Pamela (Poole) Cogswell visited the Cogswell Homestead in England in April and May of 2010. Larry Cogswell is a sixteenth generation descendant of John Cogswell who sailed to America in 1635. There is a Welch couple who live at the Cogswell Homestead in England now, and they bought it from a Tom Poole. (Note: Interesting that Larry Cogswell's wife Pamela's maiden name is Poole. The Pooles and Cogswells must have known one another back in England also.)

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(1a) Alva and Florence Belle (Beaver) Cogswell's son Larry Grant Cogswell was born 3-17-1941. He married Pamela Sue Poole, the daughter of William and Margarite Poole. Children of Larry and Pamela (Poole) Cogswell are-Scott Grant Cogswell, Timothy William Cogswell, and Heather Sue Cogswell.

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(1aa) Larry and Pamela (Poole) Cogswell's son Scott Grant Cogswell was born 9-21-1965. He married Alison Iacono 3-25-1995, and they have four children-Jake Grant Cogswell born 6-18-1995; Gabrielle Leigh Cogswell born 1-28-1999; Ireland Tate Cogswell (girl) born 6-4-2005; and Ty Easton Cogswell born 6-11-2007.

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(2aa) Larry and Pamela (Poole) Cogswell's son Timothy William Cogswell was born 11-7-1967. He married Alida Marie (Gustafson) Shimon 6-1-2002, and she has two children from her first marriage-Hannah Marie Shimon born 3-4-1990, and Alex Michael Shimon born 9-3-1993.

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(3aa) Larry and Pamela (Poole) Cogswell's daughter Heather Sue Cogswell was born 4-15-1969. She married to her first husband Timothy Goolesby in Sept. 1991, and he died of a heart attack unexpectedly while swimming in the ocean one weekend in Aug. 1996, and they had no children. She married 2nd Miguel Angel Flores (Monteon) (last second name is his mother's maiden name in Mexico) 2-5-2000 in Arvada, Colorado (suburb of Denver). They had a Mexican wedding in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, 4-29-2000. They have two boys-Angel Alexander Flores (Cogswell) born 7-7-2001, and Justin Clemente Flores (Cogswell) born 4-4-2004.

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

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

Henry Moisten Lentz

Henry Moisten Lentz was born 2-22-1885 in Abbeyville, Reno County, Kansas. He died 3-10-1957 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. He was the son of Daniel and Mary (Whittenburg) Lentz. Henry Moisten Lentz married Grace Westfall, my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall. Grace Westfall was born 8-21-1890 in Reedy, Roane County, West Virginia. She died 9-29-1974 in Kansas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(2) Henry and Grace (Westfall) Lentz's daughter Edith May Lentz born 2-2-1910 in Darlow, Kansas married Roy Clarence Walker born 9-28-1893 in Turon, Reno County, Kansas, the son of Walter Clarence and Lodia May (Harris) Walker. He died 9-24-1957 in Hutchinson, Kansas. They had 2 children-Geraldine W. Walker and Walter Henry Walker.

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

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(2a) Roy and Edith (Lentz) Walker's son Walter Henry Walker born 10-9-1934 in Hutchinson, Kansas married Aiko Kivia in Japan. They had 3 children-James Henry Walker born 7-27-1957 in Hutchinson, Kansas, Larry Eugene Walker born 1-27-1959 in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Sandra Lee Walker born 6-9-1962 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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

(Note: Much of the information about the Westfalls on my genealogy site came from a book about the Westfalls researched by her.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joseph Reddish

Joseph Reddish, was born Oct. 14, 1787, a native of Stafford, Co., Virginia. and died 1827 in New Orlean's trip and was lost. He was the son of Joseph Reddish and Sarah Burgess. He married Nancy Cleaver 12 Aug 1802 in Nelson Co, Kentucky. Nancy Cleaver was born in 1780 in Ky, and died 1846 in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Benjamin Cleaver and Elizabeth. There is a story that Joseph was a trapper and was a prisoner of the Indians at one time. He went to New Orleans to trap and was never seen again. The other story is that he was a Kentucky Merchant,and he left for New Orleans with a load of furs and never returned. He was presumed to have been robbed and killed. Nancy came to Illinois where she married Jesse Watson. Children of Joseph Reddish and Nancy Cleaver were-Elizabeth Reddish, died 26 Aug 1862 in Jersey Co., IL, married Lewis Elliot 29 Oct 1826 in Grayson Co. Ky; born 09 Sep 1805 in Magon Co. VA., died 29 Sep 1865 in Jersey Co., IL: Benjamin Reddish, born Aft. 1801; died bet. 1820-1892; Jack Reddish, born Aft. 1801; died bet. 1820-1882: Letitia Reddish, born 02 May 1803 in (Bowling Green, Grayson Co., Kentucky; died 09 Sep 1885 in Wizard Wells, Jack Co, TX; married David Myers 1820 in IL; James William Reddish, born 1808 in Shelby Co. KY, died 1863 in Ohio Co. KY, married Mary McDonnell: John Henry Reddish, born 1810 in Ky, died 30 Dec 1881 in Texas; Stephen Reddish, born 1812 in KY; died Nov. 22, 1892, married Mourning, married Sallie Reddish, married Elizabeth Ann Campbell 23 Apr 1863, born 01 Apr 1835, died 24 Feb 1892; Zeddock Reddish, born 14 Sep 1817 in Kentucky, died 04 Nov 1893 in Fieldon, Jersey Co, IL, married Sophia Medford 22 Apr 1837 in Greene (Jersey) Co, IL; Jacob Reddish, born 10 Sep 1824, died 1909 in Jeresyville, IL, married Hannah Weeks 01 May 1846 in Jersey Co, IL, born 27 Jul 1831, died 22 May 1909 in Jersey Co., IL.

(Note: Another source said Joseph Reddish was born Oct. 14, 1787, a native of Stafford, Co., Virginia. He passed away on 1827. He was a son of Joel Reddish born Feb. 22, 1747 in Stafford Co., VA, died in 1826 in Shelby Co., KY. Joseph Reddish married Lucy Lee Templeman Nov. 5, 1811, daughter of James Templeton (1750-1814) and Cavey Birdwell (1768-1845). Lucy was born Apr. 17, 1793 in Stafford Co., VA, and died Dec. 1, 1845, and they had 5 children-Fielding D. Reddish born 1814 in VA, married Jane S. Dillinger; Emily Eliza Reddish (1816-1892); Cavey Reddish; James Reddish; and John H. Reddish (1822-Unknown). Joseph Reddish married Nancy Cleaver (born before 1801 in Kentucky, died after 1827 in Greene, now Jersey County, IL, moved to Richwood township, Jersey County, IL, in 1827) and had 9 children-Letitia Reddish (1803-1885), Benjamin Reddish, Jack Reddish, Stephen Reddish, John Reddish (1805-Unknown), James William Reddish (1808-1863), Zeddock Reddish a native of Kentucky, being born Sept. 14, 1817, died 1893, Jacob Reddish (1824-1909), and Elizabeth Reddish (1826-1862).)

(1) Joseph Reddish and Nancy (Cleaver) Reddish's son Jacob Reddish was born in Grayson County, Kentucky September 10, 1824, and came to Illinois in 1828 and settled in Madison County, IL. He was driven out of what is now known as Granite City by the high water of 1844. Having lost everything he came to Jersey County, IL penniless and settled on what was later known as the Barton Morrison farm in Richwood Township. He lived there for 10 years, then moved to what is know as the Reddish homestead near Reddish school. In 1875 he built the home where he died in 1909 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. On may 1, 1846, he married Hanna (Weeks) Reddish of Ohio. She was born July 23, 1846, in Hamilton County, Ohio, near Cincinnati. She and her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Weeks, came to Illinois in 1844 and settled in the western part of Jersey County. A few months after their arrival, the father died. In 1846, she married Jacob Reddish. She died at her home in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL May 21, 1909. They are buried in Reddish Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Jacob and Hanna (Weeks) Reddish had 12 children born to them, 6 son & 6 daughters. 9 died in infancy. Mary Reddish, wife of Henry C. Harmon, Nannie Reddish, wife of Charles H. Kirby, and Zeddock Reddish,

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Jacob Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Died 1909. Jacob Reddish, 85, born in Grayson County, Kentucky September 10, 1824, and came to Illinois in 1828 and settled in Madison County. He was driven out of what is now known as Granite City by the high water of 1844. Having lost everything he came to Jersey County penniless and settled on what is now known as the Barton Morrison farm in Richwoods Township. He lived there for 10 years, then moved to what is know as the Reddish homestead near Reddish school. In 1875 he built the home where he died in Fieldon. On may 1, 1846, he married Hanna (Weeks) Reddish of Ohio who survives. 12 children were born to them, 6 son & 6 daughters. 9 died in infancy. Three survive: Mary, wife of Henry C. Harmon, Nannie, wife of Charles H. Kirby, and Zeddock Reddish, all living in Richwood Township; 14 grandchildren; 10g-grandchildren; 2 g-g-grandchildren. "Uncle Jake" was youngest of 8 children. They were Benjamin, Stephen, John, Zeddock, Jackson, Lettie, wife of the late George Meyers of Carrollton, Texas, and Elizabeth, wife of the late Lewis Elliot of Kemper, Illinois. The Reddish family is of Irish stock, settling in Virginia, from there came west into Kentucky, then into Illinois. On account of the death of his father, when he was a small boy he went to make his home with his older brothers, Stephen and Zeddock. He did not receive a full measure of book education. However he possessed the characteristics of which winners are made. He secured his financial start in life by planting popcorn in the rail fence corners on his brother's farm. When a few years older he cut cordwood and placed it on the banks of the Mississippi river for 50 cents a day. From this small beginning he amassed one of the largest fortunes in Jersey County. One of the pioneer citizens of the county, his hospitality knew no bounds. His funeral was one of the largest ever held in Jersey County. The crowd consumed 30 minutes in passing by for a final view of the remains. The services were to have been held Sunday afternoon, May 9, but were postponed on account of a rain storm, until Monday. Mr. Reddish having made a special request not to be buried in a storm. Services by Rev. I. D. Crawford of Kane. Pall bearers: S. H. Bowman, Elias Cockrell, Robert Newton, George W. Ware, J. N. Beaty, W H H. West, Sr., of Jerseyville and Fred Heitzig and Fred Loellke of Fieldon. CP Church in Fieldon. Burial in Reddish family cemetery near Fieldon in a burglar proof vault, set on a 7 inch concrete foundation, around the vault are 6 inch walls of concrete and the top is sealed with 7 inches of concrete, thus making the vault both burglar proof and water tight.

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Jacob Reddish's wife Hannah (Weeks) reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Hanna Reddish, 77, wife of Jacob Reddish, died at her home in Fieldon May 21, 1909. Funeral at C P Church, Rev. W. W. Roads and I. D. Crawford of Kane officiating. She was born July 23, 1846, in Hamilton County, Ohio, near Cincinnati. She and her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Weeks, came to Illinois in 1844 and settled in the western part of Jersey County. A few months after their arrival, the father died. In 1846, she married Jacob Reddish. Survivors and 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Harmon of English Township, Mrs. Charles H. Kirby; 1 son, Zeddock Reddish of Richwood Township; 14 grandchildren, 10 g-grandchildren, and 2 g-g-grandchildren. 9 of their children preceded her in death.

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(1a) Jacob and Hanna (Weeks) Reddish's son Zeddock Reddish was born in Jersey County, IL Apr. 18, 1865, and died Oct. 12, 1942. He was buried in Reddish Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. he married Mary Chance daughter of the Henry & Emeline (Cope) Chance. She was born in Jersey County, June 23, 1864, and died 03-08-1952 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in Reddish Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Children of Zeddock Mary (Chance) Reddish were-Jacob H. Reddish, Zed C. Reddish, Mrs. Joel (Nancy) Morrison, Mrs. Lillian Daniels, and Mrs. Roy C. (Edith) Hicks.

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Zeddock Reddish's wife Mary (Chance) Reddish's obituary - Mary (Chance) Reddish, died 03-08-1952. Mary Reddish, 87 years, 8 months, 15 days, widow of Zeddock Reddish, died at 11 am Saturday, March 8. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, March 10, at the family home, 307 Hickory St., Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First Presbyterian church officiated and interment was in Reddish cemetery. Mrs. Reddish had been in ill health for some time and had been bedfast for the past 3 years. She was a daughter of the late Henry & Emeline (Cope) Chance and was born in Jersey County, June 23, 1864. She had lived in Jersey County all her life. Surviving are: 2 sons, Jacob H. Reddish of Jerseyville, and Zed C. Reddish of Chicago; 3 daughters, Mrs. Joel Morrison of Fieldon, Mrs. Lillian Daniels and Mrs. Roy C. Hicks of Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 7 g-grandchildren and 3 sisters, Mrs. Alice Bridges of Fieldon, Mrs. Lynda Bowers and Mrs. Hattie Schultz of Jerseyville.

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(1aa) Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish's son Jacob H. "Jake" Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Died 01-02-1981. Jacob H. "Jake" Reddish, 85, of Jerseyville died at 7 am February 1 at Jersey Community hospital. He had resided at Greenwood Manor for several years. Reddish was a retired Illinois Veterans Commission officer and prior to that farmed in Jersey County. He was born in Fieldon August 7, 1895 a son of Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish. The WWI veteran was a 60 year member of Jerseyville American Legion Post 492, Veterans of WWI, VFW 4528. He was over 50 year member and past master of Fieldon Masonic Lodge 592, Shriner Ainad Temple, East St. Louis and was a charter member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau. His survivors are his wife, Flora (Fink) Reddish whom he married September 10, 1921; 1 son, James H. Reddish of Broomfield, Colorado; 2 grandchildren; and 1 sister Edith Hicks of Jerseyville. 1 brother and 1 sister proceeded him in death. Visitation will be from 4-9 pm Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. WWI Veterans and Masonic Lodge services will be held at 7 & 7:30 pm respectively. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home by Rev. Leonard Todd. Jerseyville American Legion will conduct military graveside rites at the Reddish family cemetery near Fieldon. Memorials may be given to Shriners Crippled Children’s hospital.

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(2aa) Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish's son Zed C. Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Died 08-1969. Zed C. Reddish, 70 years, 7 months, 5 days, died at 8 pm Tuesday at a Winter Haven, Florida hospital, where he had been moved on Sunday after suffering a severe stroke. Funeral services are to be held at John Mitchel Funeral Home in Winter Haven at r pm Thursday. The body will be brought here and committal services will be held at Reddish cemetery Saturday am with Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville in charge. Mr. Reddish, a son of the late Zaddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish, was born in Jersey County. Before moving to Florida 6 years ago the Reddish family lived in Chicago where Mr. Reddish held a position as a district manager for the Socony-Vacum Company. Impaired health prompted his early retirement and since then Mr. & Mrs. Reddish had made their home in Winter Haven. Survivors are his wife, Marguerite (Roberts) Reddish of Winter Haven; 1 son and daughter in law, Mr. & Mrs. John Reddish of Rockford; 2 grandchildren; 1 daughter-in-law, Mrs. Annica Reddish of Washington, DC; 1 brother, Jacob H. Reddish of Jerseyville; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Roy (Edith) Hicks and Mrs. Lillian Daniels of Jerseyville. A son, Zed F. Reddish, his parents, and 1 sister Mrs. Nancy Morrison, preceded him in death.

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(3aa) Zeddock & Mary (Chance) Reddish's daughter Lillian P. (Reddish) Daniels's obituary - DANIELS, Lillian P. (Reddish), born 04-08-1890, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 30-09-1975, buried 03-10-1975, Reddish cemetery. Lillian P. Daniels, 85, of highland park, died September 30 at 1:45 am at Villa St. Cyril Hospital in Highland Park. Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Friday, October 3, at Reddish cemetery, Fieldon. She was born in Fieldon on August 4, 1890, a daughter of Zed & Mary (Chance) Reddish. Her husband was the late Louis W. Daniels. She is survived by 1 son Zed Daniels of Chicago; 6 grandchildren; 1 brother, Jacob Reddish of Jerseyville; and 1 sister, Mrs. Roy (Edith) Hicks of Jerseyville. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.

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(4aa) Zeddock and Mary (Chance) Reddish's daughter Nancy "Nannie" (Reddish) Morrison's obituary - Nancy Reddish Morrison, 78, longtime resident of Jersey County, died today in an Effingham hospital. She was the widow of the late Joel E. Morrison of Jersey County. Mrs. Morrison was born Feb. 16, 1888, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Zeddock Reddish. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Nicolay of University City, Mo.; two sons Zed R. of Effingham and Joe W. of Columbia, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Daniels and Mrs. Roy C. Hicks, both of Jerseyville; two brothers Jacob of Jeseyville and Zeddock of Winter Haven, Florida--(rest of obituary missing)

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(2a) Jacob and Hanna (Weeks) Reddish's daughter Nannie "Nancy" Reddish was born in 1866 in Jersey County, IL. She married Charles H. Kirby Apr. 20, 1886 in Jersey County, IL. He died in May 1928 at his home in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He was son of George W. and Margaret Utt Kirby, born in Mississippi township, Jersey County, IL. He married 1st in 1879 Laura Darlington who died in 1884. Later in 1886 he married Nancy Reddish. Charles Henry and Nannie "Nancy" (Reddish) Kirby had a son Harry L. Kirby.

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Nannie "Nancy" Reddish's husband Charles Henry Kirby's obituary - KIRBY. Jersey County News, 24 May 1928: Charles Henry Kirby died at home in Fieldon, 73 years old. Burial was in Reddish cemetery near Fieldon from Fieldon Presbyterian church. He was son of George W. and Margaret Utt Kirby, born in Mississippi township. He married In 1879 Laura Darlington who died in 1884. Later in 1886 he married Nancy Reddish and she survives. Also surviving are: one son, Harry L. Kirby; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Reed of Tampa , Florida and Mrs. Fannie Abbott of Texas.

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(1aa) Charles H. and Nancy reddish Kirby's son Harry L. Kirby Sr.s obituary - KIRBY. Died 03-23-1967. Unknown newspaper, 30 March 1967: "Kirby funeral services held on Saturday": funeral services for Harry L. Kirby, Sr., retired farmer of Fieldon, were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation hours were at the funeral home. Mr. Kirby's death occurred Thursday, 23 March at 1:20 am at Boyd memorial hospital in Carrollton where he had been a patient three weeks. A son of the late Charles H. and Nancy reddish Kirby, he was born at Fieldon on 9 April 1889 and had spent all of his life there where he was engaged in farming until his retirement. His age at death was 77 years, 11 months, and 14 days. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dora Beatty Kirby, and one son, Harry Lee Kirby, Jr., both of Fieldon.

(2) Joseph Reddish and Nancy (Cleaver) Reddish's son Zaddock (or Zeddock) Reddish was born 14 Sep 1817 in Kentucky, and died 04 Nov 1893 in Fieldon, Jersey Co, IL. He was the son of Joseph Reddish and Nancy Cleaver. He married Sophia Medford 22 Apr 1837 in Greene (Jersey) Co, IL. Sophia Medford, born 11 Oct 1816, and died 30 Apr 1903 in Greene Co. IL. She was the daughter of John Medford and Mary Dean. Children of Zeddock Reddish and Sophia Medford were-Zane Reddish; Sophia Reddish; Perry Reddish; Emily Reddish; John Reddish, born 1837 in IL, married Mary L. Dunham: Lucy Ann Reddish, born 1838; died Aft. 1871; married Jacob Gutterman 01 Jun 1871 in Jerseyville, IL; born 14 Dec 1834 in Jersyville, IL, died 11 Jul 1904 in Jersyville, IL; Mary Reddish, born 1839 in Jersyville, IL, died Bef. 1871 in Jersyville, IL, married Jacob Gutterman 14 Apr 1859, born 14 Dec 1834 in Jersyville, IL, died 11 Jul 1904 in Jersyville, IL; Lela Jane Reddish, born 1846; Stephen M. Reddish, born 1852, died 30 Apr 1919 in Jerseyville, married Sarah Gilbert 1881, born 23 Jun 1854 in Cumeberland Gap, KY, died 04 May 1920 in Hardin, IL; and Tamson Reddish, born 1855, died 1894.

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Zaddock Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Zaddock Reddish, 76, born in Kentucky died at Fieldon, November 4, 1893. He was born September 14, 1817 and came to Richwoods Township with his mother in 1827. He married Sophia Medford. He gave his property to his children before he died.

A 2nd obituary found for Zaddock Reddish - REDDISH. Died 1893. Zeddock Reddish, Sr., 79, died from effects of a fall. He had climbed a tree to catch a chicken, when the accident happened. He was one of the oldest settlers in this county, having been born, he came to Jersey County in 1827.

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(1a) Zeddock Reddish and Sophia (Medford) Reddish's son Stephen M. Reddish was born Nov. 19, 1851 in Jersey County, IL, and Apr. 25, 1919 in Jersey County, IL (murdered). He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He married Sarah Gilbert, daughter of John and Dorcas (Cornett) Gilbert. She was born Jan. 1, 1854, and died May 4, 1920 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. Children of Stephen M. and Sarah M. (Gilbert) Reddish were-Horace Augustus Reddish born May 12, 1886 in Jersey County, IL, and Clarence Granville Reddish, born September 10, 1883 in Jersey County, IL.

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(Note: Stephen M. Reddish and his housekeeper Rachel Cisco were murdered in Stephen Reddish's home in Jersey County, IL the night of April 25 or early morning of April 26. 1919. His son Dr. Horace A. Reddish, was accused and eventually acquitted of the murder of his father. Here are some newspaper articles about the murder and trial. -------- Newspaper Article, Stephen M Reddish & Rachel Cisco, Jersey County, IL - Sheriff Jas. Catt and State's Attorney Paul M. Hamilton,of Jersey county, IL, are investigating the mysterious murder of Stephen M. Reddish 85 years old, wealthy land owner of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Rachel Cisco, Negro servant in the household, who were found shot to death yesterday afternoon in the Reddish home. The bodies were discovered by Clarence G. Reddish, cashier of the Jersey State Bank, and son of the dead man. After a search for more than 24 hours, following the failure of the elder Reddish to answer a telephone call. He believed his father was visiting in St. Louis, and it was not until yesterday noon that the son decided to visit the home. Upon entering the house through a raised window, Clarence made his way to the second floor, where he found his father lying in his bed clad in his night clothes, with a bullet through his head. The woman was lying on the floor in a rear room. There was evidence of a struggle. She had several bullet wounds in the head and body. At a Coroner's inquest held yesterday by Deputy Coroner Dr. F. G. Warner of Grafton, Clarence Reddish testified the last time he saw his father was Friday, April 25, 1919. On Monday he said, he went to the home of his father and found the house locked. He found a kitchen window open and entered. He did not suspect anything wrong at the time, he testified , thinking the servant had gone to her home and that his father was in St. Louis. The wife of the dead man at the time of the murder was in St Louis under the care of a physician , and was accompanied there by her son, Dr. Horrace Reddish, who had been making his home with his parents. Clarence testified that he was again at the house Tuesday, The mail of his father, deposited since Saturday, was in the box on the porch, indicating, he stated, that the double killing must have taken place some time Friday night, The motive for the crime is yet undetermined. A steel box in which Reddish kept his papers had been tampered with. It is believed his father had very little money in the house, and that the Negro woman had about $100 in her room.

May 14, 1919. Jerseyville, May 14 - Prosecution of Dr. Horace A. Reddish will proceed immediately, State's Attorney Hamilton says. Dr. Reddish will be tried for the murder of his father Stephan Reddish, wealthy retired farmer and his negro maid, found dead in the Reddish home here April 30. Hamilton declared he had sufficient evidence to hold Reddish for the grand-jury. A special grand jury session to pry into the murder mystery may be called, he indicated. Reports were circulated here today that Clarence Reddish, brother of the accused, should be able to clear him of suspicion. No details of the information of Clarence Redish was made public.

June 11, 1919. Stephen M. Reddish was alive and on the streets of Jerseyville, Saturday morning, April 26, according to testimony given by Ira W. Day, a garage proprietor, at the preliminary hearing of Reddish's son, Dr. Horace A. Reddish, who is accused of murdering his father. The theory has been that Stephen Reddish was murdered the night of April 25 or early morning of April 26. Dr. Reddish offered as an alibi that he spent the night of April 25 at the home of John W. Mackelden in St. Louis and that he was in bed at the Mackelden home until 5:45 am, April 26. In an effort to break down this alibi, the prosecution had suggested that it would have been possible for Dr. Reddish to go from St. Louis to Jerseyville and return to St. Louis to go back to bed at the Mackelden home before 5:45 a.m. Day had told before of having driven Stephen Reddish home in his automobile, arriving there before midnight April 25, but his statement as to seeing him the next morning was first made known at today's hearing. "Did you ever see Stephen Reddish after taking him home the night of April 25?," he was asked. "Yes, I saw him the next morning in front of the bank building talking with Calvin Carroll." One of the principal witnesses at yesterday's hearing was the brother of Dr. Reddish, Clarence G. Reddish, cashier of the Jersey State Bank.

July 19, 1919. Attorneys for Dr. Horace A. Reddish, Jerseyville physician held in the jail at Jerseyville on a charge of murdering his father, Stephen M. Reddish, have started a movement to have him released on bond.

September 27, 1919. Dr. Horace A. Reddish of Jerseyville was indicted by the Jersey county grand jury yesterday for the murder of his father, Stephen M. Reddish, a wealthy Jersey county land owner, and Mrs. Rachel Cisco, negro housekeeper for Reddish. John W. Mackelden, until recently of St. Louis and now in New York, was indicted jointly with Dr. Reddish on the same charge, on indictment each being returned on the two charges. Mackelden's wife is a sister of Reddish's mother. The bodies of Stephen M. Reddish and his housekeeper were found in the Reddish home April 30 and on May 5 Dr. Reddish was arrested in Alton. Since then he has been confined in the county jail at Jerseyville. His preliminary hearing was not held until June 10 and lasted three days, resulting in his being held to the grand jury on a murder charge.

January 23, 1927. Wealthy Pair Is Living In Squalor. St. Louis, Jan 22. Dr. Horace A. Reddish, physician and heir to a large estate in Jersey county, Illinois, and his wife were taken into custody today by police after they were found living in squalor in a local hotel room. Their son, Hubert, 14, was taken from them and the authorities will endeavor to have him removed from his parents/ care on the ground that they are narcotic addicts. Seven years ago Dr. Reddish was acquitted in Jacksonville, Ill., of the charge of murdering his wealthy father, Stephen M. Reddish, who was mysteriously shot to death in his home near Jerseyville. Since then the family has lived in several places. Mrs. Reddish has been soliciting alms at the Union station here, police said.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer Tuesday, July 26, 1927 Edwardsville, Illinois. Dr. Horace A. Reddish, Madison Hotel, 1831 Market street, St. Louis, formerly of Jerseyville, was bound over for action of the federal grand jury yesterday by United States Commissioner Atkins on charges of purchasing and possessing narcotics. Dr. Reddish was arrested June 29 in his hotel room by E. F. Griesser, a patrolman, who saw him obtain a package from a negro at Fourteenth street and Franklin avenue. An examination of the package, according to the government's information, revealed that it contained morphine. In his defense, Dr. Reddish admitted the package contained drugs, but contended the seizure was made without a search warrant and was illegal. His contention was overruled by Commissioner Atkins, who bound him over for action of the grand jury. He was released on bond of $1,000. In January of this year the police found Dr. Reddish and his wife and 14 year old son living in destitute circumstances at the Madison Hotel, despite the fact he had an income of $50 a week from his father's estate. In 1919 he was tried and acquitted for the murder of his father.

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(1aa) Stephen M. and Sarah M. (Gilbert) Reddish's son Dr. Horace A. Reddish's obituary - Dr. H. A. Reddish Dies In New Orleans, Sunday. Word was received in Jerseyville, Sunday, of the death of Dr. Horace A. Reddish, former resident of this city, which occurred Saturday, February 5th, at a hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. The deceased is a native of Jersey County. He was the son of the late Stephen and Sarah Gilbert Reddish, and was born in Fieldon, May 12, 1886. At the time of his death he was aged fifty-one years, eight months and twenty-three days. Dr. Reddish is survived by his wife; one son, Hubert Reddish; and one brother, Clarence G. Reddish of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held in St. Louis, Wednesday morning at nine-thirty o'clock and interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

(Note: In the 1920 census for Jerseyville, Horace A. Reddish and his wife were living with his mother, Sarah G. Reddish. Horace's wife was listed as Elizebeth, age 30, born in Ireland, who immigrated to the United States in 1903. In the 1930 census Hubert A. Reddish was living with father, Horace A. Reddish, no mother listed, mother born Ireland. In the Illinois Statewide Death Index a Hubert Reddish died in Chicago, July 14, 1944.

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(2aa) Stephen M. and Sarah M. (Gilbert) Reddish's son Clarence Granville Reddish was born September 10, 1883 in Jersey County, IL, and died Oct. 16, 1952 in Jersey County, IL. He was buried in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He married Flora WhiteheadOct. 15, 1908 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1886, and died May 15, 1966 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Children of Clarence G. Reddish and Flora (Whitehead) Reddish were-Paul Whitehead Reddish and Mrs. James F. Dumas.

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(1aaa) REDDISH. Died 08-11-1960. Paul Whitehead Reddish, 48, Jerseyville farm manager, died at 2:45, Thursday afternoon August 11, at St. Luke hospital in St. Louis. His health had been impaired the past few years and during his illness he had been hospitalized several times. He was a son of Mrs. Flora Whitehead Reddish of Jerseyville and the late Clarence G. Reddish, and was born in Jerseyville on November 15, 1911. Mr. Reddish was graduated from the U of I and his fraternity was Alpha Tau Omega. While at the university Mr. Reddish was captain of the fencing team and was the big ten fencing champion. He was farm manager of the Reddish land in the western part of the county and continued the supervision after the onset of his illness. Mr. Reddish was a commissioner and secretary of Nutwood Drainage and Levee District for more than 25 years. In addition to his farm management Mr. Reddish developed Oakwood subdivision, one of Jerseyville's newer residential subdivisions. Prior to his illness Mr. Reddish was a member of the Jerseyville Lions Club, and was also active in Boy Scout work. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Kathryn (Snedeker) Reddish, 1 daughter, Miss Janet Louise Reddish, and his mother, Mrs. Flora Reddish, all of Jerseyville, and 1 sister Mrs. James F. Dumas of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon August 14, at First Presbyterian church of which he was a member. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Arrangements were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Serving as pallbearers were Bert Schaaf, Otto Kraushaar, Junior Cory, Ruby Miller, Robert Gledhill and Charles White. The floral tributes were cared for by Misses Helen Louise Suddes, Diane Bertoux, Marilyn Munsterman, Sandra Ellerman and Sandra Weaver of Jerseyville and Miss Harriet Anderson of Edwardsville.

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(2a) Zeddock Reddish and Sophia (Medford) Reddish's son John H. Reddish was born in 1837 in Kentucky. He died December 30, 1881. Born in Kentucky, died in Carrollton, Texas. He was a Captain in the Civil war. He married Mary L. Dunham. Children of John H. Reddish and Mary (Dunham) Reddish were-Jake Reddish; Robert Reddish, born 14 Feb 1877 in Richwood Township, IL, died Aug 1967, married Flora V. Cummings 06 Nov 1895 in Jerseyville, IL, born 1880 in Hannleton Co, IL, died in Jersey Co., IL.; Nora Reddish, born 04 Feb 1871 in Fieldon, IL., died 24 Feb 1949 in Jersey Co., IL, married Edward Z. Miller 22 Dec 1891 in Jerseyville, IL.; Mamt Reddish; Phoebee Reddish, born 1859; George Reddish, born 1864; Leona Reddish, born 1866, married John Walsh 08 Mar 1883 in Jerseyville, IL; born 1866; Steven Reddish, born 1875, died 26 Jul 1965 in Jersey Co. IL, married Nettie Cooper 1898, born 29 Nov 1879, died 16 May 1917.

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John H. Reddish's obituary - Capt. J. H. REDDISH died December 30, 1881. Born in Kentucky, died in Carrollton, Texas. From Jersey County Democrat, January 5, 1882.

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(1aa) John H. Reddish and Mary (Dunham) Reddish's son Robert Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Died 08-1967. Robert Reddish, 90, former resident of this area died recently. Services were held at Marks Mortuary in Alton with Rev. Frank Cook of Jerseyville officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Mr. Reddish, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Reddish, was born February 14, 1877 in Jersey County. He had lived nearly all of his life at East Hardin where he farmed prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Pentecostal church of Jerseyville. Surviving him are his wife, Flora V. (Cummings) Reddish; 1 son, Elmer of East Alton, 5 grandchildren, 18 g-grandchildren Mr. Reddish had lived in Wood River the past 18 months and his death occurred in the Wood River township hospital.

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(1aaa) Robert and Flora V. (Cummings) Reddish's son Elmer Reddish was born Apr. 18, 1996 in Jersey County, IL, and died in Dec. 1981 in Jersey County, IL. He married Ida Hensler. Elmer and Ida (Hensler) Reddish had these children-Everett E. Reddish, Bernice (Reddish) Bailey, Bernadine (Reddish) Bailey, Robert Reddish, George Reddish, and Maurice Reddish.

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(1aaaa) Elmer and Ida (Hensler) Reddish's son Everett E. Reddish's obituary - Everett E. Reddish, 79, passed away at 3:26 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 2, 1932 in East Hardin, Ill., he was a son of Elmer and Ida (Hensler) Reddish. He retired in 1991 after 30 years as a diesel mechanic. He married Gayle Taylor July 26, 1974 in Godfrey. She survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Everett Elliott of Bethalto and Lori and mark McCollum of Moro, Ill.; a step son, James Hutcheson of Tupelo, Miss.; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Bailey of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Eddie Reddish; a sister, Bernadine Bailey; and three brothers, Robert, George and Maurice Reddish. According to his wishes, the body was cremated, and private inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to 5 A’s animal shelter in Alton.

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(2aa) Robert and Flora V. (Cummings) Reddish's daughter Nora Reddish was born in 1872 in Jersey County, IL, and died in 1949 in Jersey County, IL. She married Edward Z. Miller (1869-1949) 12-22-1891 in Jersey County, IL. Edward Z. and Nora (Reddish) Miller had these children-Beulah Mae Miller (1895-1927), married Pear Skinner; Donald Miller (1900-1971), married Florence Geisler; Virgie Miller (1892-1977), married Roger Cooper; and Ruby Miller (1901-1968), married Sally Evering.

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(1aaa) Edward Z. and Nora (Reddish) Miller's daughter Beulah Mae Miller married William Pearley "Pearl" Skinner. He was born 21 Aug 1891 in Troy, Mo., and died 24 Dec 1957 in Wood River, IL. He was a son of Edward Lee Skinner and Kassandra Elizabeth Ann Hoots. He married Buelah Mae Miller 05 Mar 1913 in Jerseyville, IL. Buelah Mae Miller was born 10 Jan 1895 in Jersey Co., IL., and died 23 Mar 1927 in Fieldon, IL. She was the daughter of Edward Z. Miller and Nora Reddish. Both William Pearley Skinner and Buelah Mae Miller were buried in Gunterman Cemetery, Fieldon, IL. Children of William Pearley "Pearl" Skinner and Buelah Mae Miller were-Floyd Edward Skinner, born 10 Feb 1914 in Jersey CO., IL, died 13 Jun 1989 in Allenton, Washington, married 1st Hazil Phelps 1940 in IL, married 2nd Mary Briggeman 1943 in IL, married 3rd Florance in 1960; Troy Pearl Skinner, born 10 Apr 1915 in Jersey CO., IL, married Neva Josephine Brannan 22 Dec 1934 in Jerseyville, IL, born 26 Jan 1918 in Jersyville, IL; William Leonard Skinner, born 26 May 1916 in Jersey CO., IL, died 09 Mar 1992 in Jersey CO., IL, married Ruby Isringhausen 14 Mar 1936 in Jerseyville, IL, born 13 Nov 1918 in Jersey CO., IL; Gerald Skinner, born 25 Aug 1917 in Jersey Co., IL, died 20 Sep 1917 in Jersey Co., IL; Nora Marie Skinner, born 18 Nov 1918 in Jersey CO., IL, died 26 Feb 2007 in Pittsfield, IL, married 1st William Martin 1940, married 2nd Norvin O. (Pappy) Lumley 27 Apr 1945 in Alton, IL, born 21 Apr 1918 in Pearl, IL, died 10 Jul 2002 in Barry, IL; Emma Kathleen Skinner, born 28 Jul 1921 in Fieldon, IL, died 04 Apr 2011 in Jersey Co., IL, married Maurice Wilson Roberts 21 Sep 1937 in Judge Boyton's House Alton, IL; Clinton Stewart Skinner, born 21 Aug 1923 in Jersey CO., IL, died 23 Oct 1996 in Du Quoin, IL, married Ethel Reynolds 08 Mar 1946 in Alton, IL, born 10 Aug 1928 in Il, died 21 Aug 2009 in Wood River, IL: Kennth Lemar Skinner, born 06 Jul 1925 in Jersey CO., IL, died 30 Mar 1941 in Jersey CO., IL.

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(1aaaa) William Pearley "Pearl" Skinner and Buelah Mae (Miller) Skinner's son Troy P. Skinner's obituary - Troy P. Skinner, 97, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Friendship Home in Carlinville. Troy was born April 4, 1915, in Fieldon, Ill., to Pearl and Beulah (Miller) Skinner. He married his wife Neva Brannan on Dec. 22, 1934, in Carrollton, Ill. Mr. Skinner was a journeyman machinist working for Owens Illinois Glass Co. for 35 years. He also farmed for many years. Troy enjoyed gardening, fishing and antiquing. He was the epitome of a hard-working man. Troy was active in The Masons Lodge, The Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow Award), an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville and a Trustee of the Federated Church in Carlinville. Surviving are his wife, Neva; son, Jerry Skinner of Aurora, Ill.; daughters, Beulah Mertens of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Joyce Winger of Kansas City, Mo., and Helen (Tom) Ochs of Bloomington, Ill.; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Troy is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, three sisters and a grandson. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Federated Church in Carlinville. Burial will take place at Mount Gilead Cemetery outside of Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the Federated Church. Condolences may be left for the family at www.heinzfuneralhome.com.

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Troy Skinner's wife Neva J. (Brannan) Skinner's obituary - Neva J. Skinner, 95, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Friendship Home in Carlinville. She was born Jan. 26, 1918, to Luther and Bernice (Staats) Brannan. Neva married Troy Skinner Dec. 22, 1934, in Carrollton, Ill. Neva is preceded in death by her parents, husband and her sister, Lily Barbour. Mrs. Skinner was a member and an elder at the Federated Church of Carlinville, a past president of the Carlinville Women's Club, and a dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and loved gardening. Surviving are her son, Jerry Skinner of Aurora, Ill.; daughters, Beulah Mertens of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Joyce Winger of Kansas City, Mo., and Helen (Tom) Ochs of Bloomington, Ill.; two sisters, Jean Ansell and Eveline Schmieder of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Federated Church in Carlinville. There will be a visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Committal will take place at Mount Gilead Cemetery outside of Carrollton, Ill. Memorials may go to the Federated Church or to the Carlinville Public Library. Condolences may be left for the family at www.heinzfuneralhome.com

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(2aa) John H. Reddish and Mary (Dunham) Reddish's son Steven Reddish, was born in 1875, and died 26 Jul 1965 in Jersey Co. IL. He married Nettie Cooper 1898, born 29 Nov 1879, died 16 May 1917. They are both buried in Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Steven & Nettie (Cooper) Reddish had a son-Norman Reddish.

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Steven Reddish's wife Nettie (Cooper) Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Nettie Reddish, 37, wife of Stephen Reddish, died at the home of her parents, May 16, 1917. She was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Cooper and was born in Jersey County, November 29, 1879. She married Stephen Reddish in 1898 and had 1 child. She never professed with any church, but her life was pure and noble and we feel that she has passed peacefully in the hands of God. Surviving are her husband, 1 son Norman, father and mother; 5 Sisters, Bertha, Anna, and Alma Cooper, Mrs. Dollie Heiderscheid, Mrs. Rachel Rush and 1 brother, Robert Cooper, all near home, and her aged grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Brown of Missouri. Funeral was from the home of her parents. Rev. R. Russell officiated, with burial in Gunterman cemetery.

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(1aaa) Steven & Nettie (Cooper) Reddish's son Norman Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Norman Reddish, 84, of Hardin, died August 12, 1983 at Jersey Community hospital in Jerseyville. Born in Jersey County, son of Steven & Nettie (Cooper) Reddish. He married Stella (Taviner) Reddish and she survives. Also surviving is 1 daughter, Dolores Ufer of Hardin, 3 grandchildren, 1 g-grandchild. Burial was in Hardin cemetery.

(note: Norman Reddish also had a son Clyde M. Reddish who married Lila Dabbs, and was killed in service in 1944 in World War II.)

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(1aaaa) Norman and Stella (Taviner) Reddish's son Clyde M. Reddish's obituary - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1944 Pfc. Clyde Reddish Killed in Action Jerseyville Wife Got Letter Day Before News of Death - JERSEYVILLE—Mrs. Lila Reddish wife of Pfc Clyde Reddish received telegram announcing his death. Pfc Reddish, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Reddish of Hardin, entered service Jan. 26. He was from Calhoun County. He was employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Co., in Alton. Pfc Reddish was sent to £p Blandln* Fin. Mrs. Reddish went there and remained with Him for some time. He was transferred to Fort Meade, Md., and then sent overseas as an Infantry replacement. A letter written Sept. 4 by Pfc. Reddish was received Tuesday by his wife, 24 hours before the telegram announcing his death. Mrs Reddish went to Hardln, where she Informed the parents of her husband of his death.

(Note: ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH, SATURDAY DECEMBER 16,1944 purple Heart to Two Jersey Men - Posthumous Awards to Pvts. Reddish and Long "The Purple Heart" has been awarded posthumously to two Jersey County servicemen. Pvt. Clyde Reddish husband of Mrs. Lila Reddish, who died of wounds received in battle in France Sept. 18, and Pvt. Harold W. Long of the Marines, son of Thomas L. Long of Jerseyvllle for meritorious service and wounds received in action resulting in his death, June I5. The certificate has been received by Pvt. Reddish's widow; the medal will arrive soon.

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(2aaaa) Norman and Stella (Taviner) Reddish's daughter Dolores Jeanette Reddish was born in Calhoun County on Jan. 27, 1932, and died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Grafton, Ill. She married Arnold Willis Ufer on Sept. 29, 1955, in Jersey County. He died in 1993. Arnold William & Dolores Jeanette (Reddish) Ufer had 3 children-Neal Kendall Ufer, Shannon Ufer, and Leesa Ufer.

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Norman and Stella (Taviner) Reddish's daughter Dolores Jeanette (Reddish) Ufer's obituary - HARDIN - Dolores Jeanette Ufer, 82, died at 9:04 a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Grafton, Ill. She was born in Calhoun County on Jan. 27, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Norman and Stella (Taviner) Reddish. She had worked at the Ringhausen Apple Shed in East Hardin, and had waitressed at various area restaurants, however her most important job in life was her family. She married Arnold Willis Ufer on Sept. 29, 1955, in Jersey County, and they shared 38 years together before his death in 1993. Surviving are two children, Leesa Perdun, and her companion, Todd Lahr of Grafton, and Shannon Ufer of Hardin; two granddaughters, Kyla Ufer and her fiance' Travis Sievers of Hardin and Skylar Ufer of Kampsville; and a great-granddaughter, Raelynn Isabel Sievers. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Neal K. Ufer on Dec. 4, 2013; a grandson, Shane Perdun; and brother, Clyde Reddish who was killed in World War II. She was cremated according to her wishes. A memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m., Friday until time of memorial services at 7 p.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Paul Frazier will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Hardin City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the activity department at the Calhoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hardin.

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(1aaaaa) Arnold William & Dolores Jeanette (Reddish) Ufer's son Neal Kendall Ufer's obituary - Hardin 12/04/2013 - HARDIN- Neal Kendall Ufer, 54, died unexpectedly at 6:33 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton, after suffering an apparent heart attack at work earlier in the morning. He was born in Jerseyville on April 26, 1959, one of three children born to Arnold William & Dolores Jeanette (Reddish) Ufer. Neal attended Calhoun High School and immediately began working at ConAgra in Alton, where he was worked since 1977, dedicating 36 years of loyal service to them. Neal was an avid outdoorsman, and was looking forward to deer hunting this weekend. He cherished the time he was able to spend with his two daughters and his granddaughter. Surviving are his mother, Dolores Ufer of Hardin; two daughters, Kyla Ufer and her companion, Travis Sievers of Hardin, and Skylar Ufer of Kampsville; a granddaughter, Raelynn Isabel; a sister, Leesa Perdun, and her companion, Todd Lahr of Jerseyville; and a brother, Shannon Ufer of Hardin.\ He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold William Ufer; and a nephew, Shane Perdun. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday. Rev. Paul D. Frazier will officiate. Burial will be in the Hardin City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home for a memorial to be determined later.

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(3a) Zeddock Reddish and Sophia (Medford) Reddish's daughter Tamson Reddish was born 26 May 1855, and died 31 October 1894, Fieldon, Jersey County, IL (Died of blood poisoning). She married 1st James Rayfield. She married 2nd Albert Burch born 28 April 1853, died 21 September 1931, buried Lax Cemetary, Jerseyville, IL.

Albert Burch, born 23 April, 1853, died 21 September, 1931, married his first wife, Tamson Reddish. Tamson had been previously married to James Rayfield. Their daughter was Lulla Elizabeth Rayfield. She married William Cope. Their children were Opel, Inez, Clarence and Kenneth. Children of Albert Burch and Tamson Reddish were: Anna Pearl Burch, born 17 December, 1886, died 28 January 1987; Clara Belle Burch, born 5 January, 1889, died 9 February, 1923; Andrew Louis Burch, born 12 April, 1893; and Willie (William) Perry Burch, born 31 July, 1891, died 23 August, 1899. Tamson Reddish Rayfield Burch died during a miscarriage and was bured on her father's farm north of Fieldon, IL. Clara Belle Burch married John C. Berry. Anna Burch married Alfred Gilbert. Andrew (Andy) Burch married Frances. Andy was a maintenance worker at Busch Stadium until he retired. August Bush presented him with a 1961 World Series ring. The ring was later stolen when he was mugged in St. Louis. He died on 31 October, 1975. Frances and Andy are buried at the Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. His was born 12 April, 1893. After Tamson's death, Albert married Susan Johnson. Susan's first marriage was to Harvey Trimble. Their only child was Anna Mae Trimble. She was the step sister of the Burch children.

(3) Joseph Reddish and Nancy (Cleaver) Reddish's son Stephen Reddish was born 1812 in KY, and died Nov. 22, 1892 in Jersey Co., IL. He married 1st Sallie (maiden name unknown), married 2nd Sarah Mourning, born 1814, married 3rd Elizabeth Ann Champbell 23 Apr 1863, born 01 Apr 1835, died 24 Feb 1892. Stephen Reddish and his 1st Sallie (maiden name unknown) had a daughter-Ann Eliza Jane Reddish (1831-1895), who married Benjamin Dunham (1822-1901). Children of Stephen Reddish and his 2nd wife Sarah Mourning were-Ann Reddish born 1833; John Reddish born 1834; Nancy Reddish born 1835; Martha Reddish born 1838; Elizabeth Reddish born 1847; and Sarah Reddish born 1849.

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Stephen Reddish and his 3rd wife Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" (Champbell) Reddish's obituary - REDDISH. Died 02-1897. Retsy (Betsy?) Ann Reddish, 21, wife of Stephen Reddish of Fieldon died recently. C P. church.

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(1a) Ann Eliza Jane Reddish (daughter of Stephen Reddish and his 1st wife Sallie (maiden name unknown) was born 10 Jan 1831 in Jersey, Il, and died 17 Aug 1895 in Jersey, Co., IL. Her burial was at Dunham/Reddish Cemetary, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Benjamin Dunham on 30 Oct 1850 in Jersey, Il, son of David Dunham and Catherine Burkhamer. Benjamin Dunham (son of David Dunham and Catherine Burkhamer) was born 30 Oct 1822 in Berkeley County, Va, and died 1901 in Jersey County, Il. He married Ann Eliza Jane Reddish on 30 Oct 1850 in Jersey, Il, daughter of Stephen Reddish and Sallie (maiden name unknown). Notes for Benjamin Dunham: Benjamin Dunham: Burial: Dunham/Reddish Cemetery, Jersey County, IL. Benjamin Dunham and Ann Eliza Jane Reddish: Marriage: 30 Oct 1850, Jersey, Co., IL. Children of Benjamin Dunham and Ann Eliza Jane Reddish were-Henry Clinton Dunham, born 30 Aug 1851, Jersey County, IL, died 21 Sep 1924, buried Gunterman Cem. Jersey Co., IL, married Laura A. Medford, born 1851, died 1944, buried Gunterman Cem. Jersey Co., IL; John Dunham, born 08 May 1853, Jersey County, Il, died 18 Mar 1873, Jersey, IL, buried Dunham/Reddish Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Walker or Walter Dunham, born 02 Aug 1854, Jersey County, IL, died 1946, buried Fieldon Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Juliette Dunham, born 28 Feb 1856, Jersey County, IL, died 23 Aug 1928, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL; Virginia Ann Dunham, born 22 Apr 1857, Jersey County, IL, died 24 Jun 1869, Jersey Co., IL, buried Dunham/Reddish Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Stephen A. Douglas Dunham, born 11 Jun 1858, Jersey County, IL, died 1930, Greene County, IL, buried Kane Cem. Greene Co., IL; Emma Dunham, born 03 Dec 1859, Jersey County, IL; Floyd Lloyd Dunham, born 30 Mar 1861, Jersey County, IL, died 19 Oct 1913, Jersey, IL, buried Dunham/Reddish Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Benjamin Franklin Dunham, born 20 Jan 1864, Jersey County, IL, died 10 Mar 1917, Fieldon, IL: Charles H. Dunham, born 06 Feb 1866, Jersey County, IL, died 1946, Jersey, IL, buried Dunham/Reddish Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Oscar Dunham, born 16 Oct 1867, Jersey County, IL, died Aft. 1917; Oliver P. Dunham, born 18 Nov 1869, Jersey County, IL, died 1949, Fieldon, Jersey County, IL; Hattie Belle Dunham, born 08 Sep 1871, Jersey County, IL, died 12 Sep 1939, buried Fieldon Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Infant Son Dunham, born 1862, died 1863.

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Benjamin Dunham was born in Berkeley county, Va. on the 30th day of Oct. 1822. He is the son of David and Catherine (Burkhammer) Dunham. His father was born and raised in the state of Virginia, his mother was a native of Pennsylvania. Benjamin was the youngest of a family of 10 children. When he was four years of age his parents moved to Hamilton county, Ohio, locating about 18 miles from Cincinnati. After they had lived there about eight years, his father died. They lived in Ohio 10 years, then came by wagon to Illinois, in the month of October 1836, and located in Macoupin county, northeast of Greenfield. While living there his oldest brother, Samuel, who had consumption, died during that winter. Benjamin and his mother remained in that county one year, and then moved to English township, Jersey county, and raised on crop on the farm now owned by John Garrel. From here, Benjamin and his mother moved in with his next older brother, Amos Dunham, and lived with him until Benjamin purchased 40 acres of land from Mr. Eastwood, about 1844, where his present residence now is. Benjamin's mother lived here with him until her death in 1853. She is buried in what is called Armstrong cemetery, in English township. Benjamin was married on the 30th of Oct. in 1850 to Ann Eliza Reddish, born Jan. 10 1831 in what is now Jersey county. She is the daughter of Stephen and Sallied Reddish. Mr. and Mrs. Dunham have been the parents of 14 children, 11 whom are living: Henry C., born Aug. 30, 1851; John, born May 8, 1853, died March 18, 1873; Walker, born Aug. 2, 1854; Juliette, born Feb. 28, 1856; Virginia Ann, born April 22, 1857, died June 24, 1869; Stephen A. Dougles, born June 11, 1858; Emmer, born Dec. 3, 1859; Lloyd, born March 30, 1861; an unnamed infant born Sept. 25, 1862, died Mary 3, 1863; Benjamin F., born Jan. 20, 1864; Charles H., born Feb. 6, 1866; Oscar, born Oct. 16, 1867; Oliver P., born Nov. 18, 1869; Hattie Belle, born Sept. 8, 1871. Mr. Dunham's farm at first contained 40 acres, but he has added to this until it now contains 213 acres, and on this he built a new residence in 1884. He raises stock, as well as grain. The extent of improvements on his and neighboring farms may be seen by comparing the present condition with what it was when he first located there. It was then a wild country, with deer and wild game to be found in abundance. He has seen as many as 15 deer at one time, and has killed numbers of them. The last one killed in this neighborhood was shot by him, it being in among the sheep. He has also killed great numbers of wild turkeys and other choice species of game, which were then more plentiful than the most common kinds now are. It is difficult to imagine the changes that have taken place in that time, but Mr. Dunham, in the half-century that he has spent here, has witnessed its transformation from a wilderness to a continued series of cultivated fields and the homes of hundreds. In those early days, like other pioneers, he had to haul his grain to a mill and grind it himself, with his own team.

(Note: The above information about Benjamin Dunham was - From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 366 - 395.)

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(1aa) Benjamin and Ann Eliza (Reddish) Dunham's son - Benjamin Franklin Dunham, died 03-10-1917. Benjamin Franklin Dunham, died at his home in Fieldon March 10. He leaves his wife; 1 son, Mark; 5 brothers, Oscar of St. Louis, Oliver, Charles, Stephen, Walker and Henry; 3 sisters, Mrs. Julia Miller, Mrs. Nano Cummings, Miss Bell Dunham. He was born on the Dunham farm 5 miles west of Fieldon, where 4 of the brothers now live. They are one of the wealthy families of the Fieldon area. German Evangelical church, Rev. F. O. Wilson.

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(2aa) Benjamin and Ann Eliza (Reddish) Dunham's daughter - Julia (Dunham Miller, died 00-07-1928. August 30, 1928. Mrs. Julia Dunham Miller, one of the well-known aged residents of Jersey County, died at the Dunham homestead five miles northwest of Fieldon at the age of 72 years. Funeral from Fieldon Evangelical church, Rev. O. G. Meggemeyer of Alton serving. Burial in Fieldon cemetery. Mrs. Miller was daughter of Benjamin and Anna Eliza Reddish Dunham, her father being a native of West Moreland County, Virginia and her mother a native of Illinois. She is survived by husband, Allen Miller, two sisters and three brothers. Sisters: Miss Mattie Dunham of Fieldon Vicinity and Mrs. Emma Cummings of Arkansas. Brothers: Charles, Stephen, and Oliver Dunham, all of Fieldon.

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(3aa) Benjamin Dunham and Ann Eliza Jane (Reddish) Dunham's son Oliver P. Dunham's wife Nellie (Vahle) Dunham's obituary - Died 15-06-1973. Nellie Dunham, 82, died June 15, at Garnet's Chateau. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. James Connett officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Born November 17, 1890 in Fieldon she was the daughter of Louis & Lena (Goetten) Vahle. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and Methodist church. She is survived by 1 grandson, Spencer Dunham, Texas; 3 g-granddaughters, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank and Oliver Dunham.

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(4aa) Benjamin Dunham and Ann Eliza Jane (Reddish) Dunham's son Stephen A. Douglas Dunham, born 11 Jun 1858, Jersey County, IL, died 1930, Greene County, IL, buried Kane Cem. Greene Co., IL, married Rachel A. Proffer Aug. 1898. Stephen A. Douglas Dunham and Rachel A. (Proffer) Dunham had these children-Myrtle May Dunham born 1907, died 1943, buried Kane Cem. Greene Co., IL; Bertha Ann Eliza Dunham; Gertrude C. Dunham; Lottie Belle Dunham; and Elmer Stephen Dunham.

(4) Joseph Reddish and Nancy (Cleaver) Reddish's son John H. Reddish was born in 1810 in Kentucky. In 1850 he was a farmer in Jersey County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Jersey County, Illinois. John appeared in the census in 1860 in Clay County, Illinois. He married Jamimah Hawkins. Children of John H. Reddish and Jamimah (Hawkins) Reddish were-Isabella Reddish, Clarendee Reddish, Sarah Reddish, Jamimah J. Reddish, Lucy Reddish, John H. Reddish, and Hester A. Reddish.

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(1a) John H. Reddish and Jamimah (Hawkins) Reddish's daughter Jamimah J. Reddish was born in 1846 in Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Jersey County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Clay County, Illinois. She married Daniel E. Seago.

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(2a) John H. Reddish and Jamimah (Hawkins) Reddish's son John H. Reddish was born in 1853 in Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Clay County, Illinois.

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(3a) John H. Reddish and Jamimah (Hawkins) Reddish's daughter Lucy Reddish was born in 1849 in Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Jersey County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Clay County, Illinois. Lucy died before 1916 at the age of 67. She lived in Columbus, Burke County, North Dakota.

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(4a) John H. Reddish and Jamimah (Hawkins) Reddish's daughter Sarah Reddish was born in 1843 in Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Jersey County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Clay County, Illinois.

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(5a) John H. Reddish and Jamimah (Hawkins) Reddish's daughter Isabella Reddish was born on 14 February 1838 in Jersey County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Jersey County, Illinois.13 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Clay County, Illinois. Isabella appeared in the census in 1870 in Montgomery County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Richwood Township, Jersey County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Isabella died on 24 July 1916 at the age of 78 in Montgomery County, Illinois. She married James Robert Melton Wylder. Isabella Reddish and James Robert Melton Wylder were married on 1 November 1855 in Jersey County, Illinois. Children of Isabella Reddish and James Robert Melton Wylder were-John W. Wylder, Samantha Ellen Wylder, Thomas Creighton Hamilton Wylder, Ala Anna Wylder, Ida Mae Wylder, and James H. Wylder.

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John H. Reddish and Jamimah (Hawkins) Reddish's daughter Isabell (Reddish) Wylder's obituary - WYLDER. Isabell Wylder, 78, died July 24, 1916. She was born in Jersey County February 14, 1838, daughter of John & Jamimah Reddish. She belonged to Pleasant Hill Christian Church. She married J. R. M. Wylder in 1854 and she remained his devoted wife through that awful Rebellion period - - - seeing him shoulder his musket and enlist to help save our nation. She like so many true mothers and wives remained behind, working, hoping, watching and praying for a "brighter day". During this awful anxious period she was cheered with the news her husband had been promoted to be 2nd LT in his regiment. During their married life they were parents of 6 children. Surviving are Thomas C. H. Wylder, Jerseyville and Mrs James Driskell, Litchfield, IL. Preceding her in death were her husband and 4 children; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Wylder, Columbus, Dakota and Mrs Hester Seago, Fieldon, IL; 1 grandson, 4 granddau; 8 g-grandchildren. She had raised Robert Irwin and Maggie Williams, now wife of Dr Irwin of Medora. Funeral services were held at Presbyterian Church with Rev Jos Jenkins, Rev Wm Rhoads and Rev W S Neely officiating and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

William E. Egelhoff Sr.

William E. Egelhoff Sr. was born December 1805 in Worms, Dorn-Durheim, Germany, and died September 18, 1875 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He married 1st Magdalena Schroth on Bef. 1836 in Germany. He married 2nd Gertrude Steineachar on July 23, 1863 in Greene County, Illinois. He married 3rd Catherine Steineachar on December 03, 1865 in Jerseyville, Illinois. She was born in Bavaria, Germany abt. 1835. Children of William E. Egelhoff Sr. and his 1st wife Magdalena (Schroth) Egelhoff were-Peter Egelhoff, born October 12, 1830, Germany, died June 21, 1902 Montgomery County. Illinois: William E. Egelhoff, Jr., born January 03, 1835, Dornkirkheim, Germany, died August 08, 1911, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois; John A. Egelhoff, born December 04, 1837, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, died January 30, 1914, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois; George B. Egelhoff born October 1839, Dorn-Durheim, Germany, died January 29, 1916, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois; Phillip Egelhoff, born abt. 1841, Germany, died in Civil War 1 Jan 1863 of wounds received at Parker's Cross Roads TN 31 Dec 1862; Phillip Carl Egelhoff; and Fred Egelhoff.

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William E. Egelhoff Sr.'s obituary - EGELHOFF. On Saturday, September 18th, at his residence in this city, Wm Egelhoff, Sr., in the 69th year of his age. Wm Egelhoff was born near Mayne on the Rhine in southern Germany. In December of 1805 where he followed the occupation of farming and blacksmithing, he married Miss Magdalena Shroad, by whom he had seven children, all boys; five of whom are still living. In the fall of 1849 he left Germany, together with his wife and family, to find a new home in America. After a prosperous voyage, he arrived in New Orleans on December 27, 1849; from which he took passage to St. Louis, where he remained during the winter. In the spring of 1850 he moved to String Prairie, in Greene county in this state, Illinois. Here as in the Old Country he followed farming and blacksmithing. In 1855 he sold out and bought a farm in Montgomery county. He again sold out and in 1862 came to this city, Jerseyville, where he has resided, respected by all who knew him, for his industry and strict honesty. In 1862 his wife died; in 1863 he married Gertrude Steineacher, who died in 1865. December 3rd, 1868, he he married Catherine Steineacher, who still survives him. Near three score years and ten, had he toiled and struggled with the adversities of life, only to be gathered to mother earth. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement, for by both will the presence of Mr. Egelhoff be greatly missed. (Jersey County Democrat, September 23, 1875)

Source: Cooper, Marshall M., History of Jerseyville, Illinois, 1822 to 1901. Jerseyville.: Jerseyville Republic Print, 1901; Wm. Egelhoff was a charter member of the German Evangelical Church of Peace, 1870.

Source: History of Jerseyville, Illinois, 1822 to 1901: German Evangelical Church of Peace. This church was organized in 1870, with the following officers: Charles Jacobs, president; William Dopper, vice-president; Henry Brandt, secretary; John Boon, treasurer. Its charter members were: Adolph Bayer, Chas. Ruetter, Henry Bayer, Henry F. Bayer, William Egelhoff, Conrad Bayer, V. Vellinger, Henry A. Brandt, Chas Jacobs, Jacob Gammindinger, Paul Glohr, John Boon, Jacob Fryger, Louis Grosseau and William Dopper./

(1) Peter Egelhoff (son of William E. Egelhoff Sr. and Magdalena Schroth) was born October 12, 1830 in Germany, and died June 21, 1902. He married Mary A. Ostermeyer on May 01, 1856 in Montgomery County, Illinois. Children of Peter Egelhoff and Mary A. Ostermeyer were-Frederick Egelhoff, born September 1854, Illinois, died 1918; William Frank Egelhoff, born December 28, 1860, Illinois: John E. ;gelhoff, born February 1862, Illinois; Mary Louisa Egelhoff, born Abt. 1864, Illinois; George Egelhoff, born November 1868, Illinois; Otto Peter Egelhoff, born December 25, 1873, Illinois, died May 23, 1949, Montgomery County, Illinois; Peter J. Egelhoff, born May 11, 1880, Illinois; Mary Egelhoff; and another child (name unknown).

Source: History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1882 This book has a bio of Peter Egelhoff of Walshville, b. Germany 1930, son of Wm. Egelhoff of Jerseyviulle, 1806-1879 and Mary Schroth, 1810-1866. Wm. was also b. in Germany. Peter was the oldest of 7 children and was a blacksmith. In 1856 he married Mary A. Ostermeyer. Peter Egelhoff, farmer, P.O. Walshville, was born in Germany October 12, 1830; son of William and Mary (Schroth) Egelhoff. William, who was a native of Germany, was born in 1806 and died in Jerseyville, Jersey Co. Ill., Sept. 19, 1879, where his wife born in Germany in 1810 also died, March 23, 1866. Peter, the eldest of a family of seven children, received his education in Germany and worked at the blacksmith' trade for sometime. About twenty years ago, he moved to his present place, which, at that time was rough and unimproved; but, by incessant labor and economy, he made it one of the finest farms in Montgomery Co. He has a fine, large barn, granary, stock sclaes, etc. In Montgomery C ounty in 1856, he married Mary A. Ostermeyer, born in Germany, September 22, 1830, daughter of Frederick Ostermeyer, a native of that country, and there have been born to them nine children, William F., John C., Louisa, George, Otto, Mary, Peter J. and two others who died unnamed. Mr. Egelhoff, who is a Democrat, is one of the sibstantil men of Walshville Township./

(2) William E. Egelhoff, Jr. (son of William E. Egelhoff Sr. and Magdalena Schroth) was born January 03, 1835 in Dornkirkheim, Germany, and died August 08, 1911 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois. He married Eliza Jane Hubbard on December 01, 1859 in Carrollton, Greene, Illinois. She was born abt. 1840 in Illinois. He was a carriage maker. Children of William E. Egelhoff, Jr. and Eliza Jane Hubbard were-William Egelhoff, born Abt. March 1860, Illinois, died Bet. 1860 - 1868; Edson Egelhoff, born 1861, Illinois, died 1866, Illinois; Mary E. Egelhoff, born 1863, Illinois, died 1866, Illinois; Jennie M. Egelhoff, born 1866, Illinois, died 1868, Illinois; William R. Egelhoff, born April 1868, Illinois, died 1951, Illinois; Henry George Egelhoff, born March 25, 1873, Illinois, died 1930, Illinois; Clara S. Egelhoff, born March 28, 1878, Illinois, died 1958, Jersey Township, Illinois; and Clarence S. Egelhoff, born March 28, 1878, Carrollton, Greene, Illinosi, died July 04, 1944, St. Louis, Missouri.

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The obituary of William E. Egelhoff Jr., Green County, Illinois - The Patriot, August 10, 1911 - Pioneer wagan maker passed away Tuesday evening. William Egelhoff who has been making and repairing wagons in Carrolton for 57 years died Tuesday evening at his home on South Main street, aged 76 years. He was still working in his shop when he was stricken down with illiness two months ago. Mr. Egelhoff was born Jan. 3, 1835 in Dornkirkhein, Germany. He came to America with his parents while he was still a boy landing in New Orleans Dec. 27, 1849. The family came north to St. Louis and from there to Jerseyville, where he remained working several years working at his trade making wagons and buggies. He came to Carrollton June 4, 1854 was was for five years associated in the wagon and buggy making business with H.M.Watt from 1860 to 1863 he was in partnership with John Long in the same line; after that he conducted the business alone. His shop has always been on the same site just east of the south-east corner of the square. Before the making of buggies and wagons had become centered in big factories Mr. Ehelhoff ran a extensive business and employed a number of hands. In the early 1870's he erected a large 3 story brick factory on he same spot where his more modest shop had stood, and his business continued to grow for several years. Its gradual dropping off " was the tragedy of the trade" told so often in the lives of the hand working mechanics in the past forty years. He kept busy up to the very last occupying a part of the building he had put up. Mr. Egelhoff's plain honesty, his cheerful nature and his steady going habits were admired by his many friends.

(3) John A. Egelhoff (son of William E. Egelhoff Sr. and Magdalena Schroth) was born December 04, 1837 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and died January 30, 1914 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He married Marie Arkebauer on October 04, 1861 in Jersey, Illinois. She was born abt. 1840 in Hanover, Germany.

Family story written by Rodger L. Egelhoff , states that John is the 3rd son of William and Magdalena.

Source: Jersey County Obituaries, Rootsweb.com: John Egelhoff one of our highly esteemed and substantial citizens died Friday morning. 76 years. Came from Dorn Duerkheim in Hesen-Darmstadt, Germany province of the fatherland. Came to America in his younger years and farmed in Greene County. Married Marie Ackerbauer- 10 children.

Source: Record of Funeral, Jerseyville Co. Historical Soc. John Egelhoff - Information given by: August Egelhoff - Date of Funeral: February 2, 1914, German Evangelical Church, 2:00pm; Date of Death: January 30, 1914, Jerseyville, Illinois; Age at death: 76 yrs.1 month 26 days; Cost of Funeral: $382.25; Burial: February 02, 1914, Oak Grove Cemetery, Illinois.

Children of John A. Egelhoff and Marie Arkebauer were-George N. Egelhoff, born December 22, 1861, Lincoln, Nebraska, died March 27, 1926, Jerseyville, Illinois; Magdalena Anna Egelhoff, born October 24, 1863, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died May 13, 1935, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois; Louisa Katharina Egelhoff, born March 31, 1865, English Township, Jersey County, Illinois, died August 06, 1939, Brule, Keith County, Nebraska; Caroline Christine Egelhoff, born July 03, 1867, Jersey County,Illinois, died November 10, 1945, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois; Fredric William Egelhoff, born October 1869, English Township, Jersey County, Illinois, died November 11, 1940, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois; John Augustus Egelhoff, born October 29, 1871, English Township, Jersey County, Illinois, died March 04, 1956, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois; William Henry Egelhoff, born July 16, 1873, Jersey Co., Illinois, died July 01, 1960, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois; Theodore Egelhoff, born February 24, 1876, Jersey County, Illinois, died January 19, 1896, Jersey, Illinois; Wilhelmena Egelhoff, born January 26, 1878, Jersey County, Illinois, died February 21, 1916, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois; and Charles J. Egelhoff, born June 21, 1881, English Township, Jersey Co., Illinois, died October 16, 1965, Jersey County, Illinois.

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(1a) John A. Egelhoff and Marie (Arkebauer) Egelhoff's son William Henry Egelhoff was born July 16, 1873 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died July 1, 1960 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Frederick "Fritz" and Mary Magdalena (Arbogast) Groppel's daughter Anna Augusta Groppel She was born 3-8-1882 in Jersey County, IL. She died 11-25-1962 at Waters Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. William and Anna (Groppel) Egelhoff had 10 children-Edna Marie Egelhoff who married Edwin Sauerwein, Bertha Egelhoff who married Leonard Willman, Freda Egelhoff who married Charles Cary, Mitilda Egelhoff who married Albert Lawrence, Henry Egelhoff, Leo Egelhoff, Clarence Egelhoff, Edward Egelhoff died age 24, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, and Walter Frank Egelhoff.

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William Henry Egelhoff's obituary - William Henry Egelhoff, 86 year old retired Jersey County farmer died Friday evening July 1 at 11:30 o'clock at his, 213 E Carpenter St, Jerseyville. He had been in failing health. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where final rites were held Tuesday afternoon, July 5, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Leonard Todd of Alton, former pastor of Peace United Evangelical and Reform Church of which Mr Egelhoff was a member officiated at the service. The aged man was a son of the late John and Mary Arkebauer Egelhoff, natives of Germany, and he was born in Jersey County on July 16, 1873. His age at the time of death was eighty-six years, eleven months and fifteen days. Mr Egelhoff engaged in farming for many years and following his retirement he and Mrs Eglehoff moved to Jerseyville sixteen years ago. The couples sixtieth wedding anniversary would have occurred on July 26. Surviving him in addition to his wife, Anna A. Egelhoff of this city are four sons, Henry, Leo and Clarence of Jerseyville and Walter of Piasa. Five daughters, Mrs Edwin Sauerwein, Sr. of Jerseyville, Mrs Charles Cray of Marathon, Florida, Mrs Albert Lawrence of Miami, Florida, Mrs Harry Karr of Jerseyville and Mrs Leonard Willman of Fieldon; one brother Charles Egelhoff of Jerseyville, twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. One son, Edward Egelhoff preceded him in death.

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William Henry Egelhoff's wife Anna Augusta (Groppel) Egelhoff's obituary - Mrs Anna Augusta Egelhoff, widow of William H. Egelhoff, died at one twenty-five o'clock Thanksgiving afternoon at the Waters Nursing home on Giddings Avenue where she had been a patient for several months. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where services were held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, Nov 25. Rev. H.O. Renken, pastor of the Peace United Church of Christ, officiated, and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs Egelhoff, a daughter of the late Frederick and Magdaline Warner Groppel, was born in Jersey Co, Mar 8, 1882. Her age at the time of death was eighty years, eight months and fourteen days. The decedent is survived by five daughters, Mrs Edwin Sauerwein, Mrs Harry Karr and Mrs Leonard Willman of Jerseyville, Mrs Charles Cary of Marathon, Florida and Mrs Albert Lawrence of Miami, Florida; four sons, Henry, Leo, and Clarence of Jerseyville and Walter Egelhoff of Piasa; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, one brother, Charles Groppel of Fieldon; and seven sister, Mrs Henry Steiner and Mrs Earl Guess of Carlinville; Mrs Alfred Isringhausen and Mrs Clifton Cunningham of Jerseyville; Mrs Frank Handler of Phoenix Arizona and Mrs Louis Rosenthal of Fieldon. Her husband and one son, Edward, preceded her in death.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(1aaa) Edwin and Edna Marie (Egelhoff) Sauerwein's son Edwin Frederick Sauerwein's obituary - Edwin Frederick Sauerwein, 83, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2009, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home, after years of declining health. He was born in St. Louis April 23, 1925, one of two sons born to the late Edwin and Edna Marie (Egelhoff) Sauerwein. He married the former Thelma Marie Hagen on Jan. 14, 1949, at the United Church of Christ in Fieldon, and they shared 60 years together. He grew up in Otterville with his parents and brother and attended Grafton High School. In his younger years he was a farmer, truck driver, logger and a carpenter, building several homes in Jerseyville and two post offices in Fieldon and Dow. In 1970, he began operating Sauerwein Lumber Company and oversaw its operations as well as growth until his son, Roger, purchased the business in 1990. A resident of Fieldon since 1964, Edwin was very community-minded and served as the mayor for two terms in the 1970s. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five children and their spouses, Louis and Mary Ellen Sauerwein and Roger Sauerwein, all of Jerseyville, David and Melodie Sauerwein of Charleston, Dennis Sauerwein of Elllisville, Mo., and Linda and Jeff McEvers of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles William Sauerwein. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Fieldon United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery.

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Edwin Frederick Sauerwein's wife Thelma Marie (Hagen) Sauerwein's obituary - Thelma Marie Sauerwein, 82, died at 3:00 a.m., Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born on the family farm near Fieldon on June 1, 1931, the daughter of the late Louis John & Thelma Edwards (Seago) Hagen. Marie was a gentle soul, who had a deep love and devotion to her family. She was dedicated member for many years of the Fieldon United Church of Christ, and was employed as a cook at the Fieldon Grade School, and assisted in the family logging business. She married Edwin Frederick Sauerwein on Jan. 14, 1949 in Fieldon, and the two were blessed with five children and shared 60 years together before his death on April 3, 2009. Surviving are her five children & their spouses, Louis & Mary Ellen Sauerwein of Jerseyville, David & Melodie Sauerwein of Effingham, Dennis & Teresa Sauerwein of Ellisville, Mo., Roger Sauerwein of Jerseyville and Rebecca Sauerwein of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Linda & Jeff McEvers of Jerseyville; 12 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; and two brothers & sisters in law, Raymond & Sharon Hagen of Fieldon and Herbert & Janice Hagen of Fieldon. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. ,Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

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

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

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(2a) John A. Egelhoff and Marie (Arkebauer) Egelhoff's son Johann (John) Augustus Egelhoff was born October 29, 1871, English Township, Jersey County, Illinois, and died March 04, 1956, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He married George Christopher and Marie Charlotte (Klocke) Becker Kirchner's daughter Amelia Anna Kirchner August 18, 1897 in Jersey County, IL. She was born November 23, 1876 in Jersey County, Illinois. She died June 27, 1937. She is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Source: Cooper, Marshall M., History of Jerseyville, Illinois, 1822 to 1901. Jerseyville Republican Print 1901: John A. Egelhoff was a public school teacher in Jerseyville in 1901-1902, dept. of shorthand and business courses. He was a graduate of the advance or post-graduate programs of the school there in 1891.

John Augustus and Amelia Anna (Kirchner) Egelhoff had these children-Ralph K. Egelhoff, Roy Egelhoff, and Mrs George Buterbaugh.

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John Augustus Egelhoff's obituary - EGELHOFF. John Augustus Egelhoff, eighty-four year old retired superintendent of elementary schools of Jerseyville and a veteran of forty-three years in educational work, died at eight forty-five Sunday evening, Mar 4 at the Jersey Community Hospital. He had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke of paralysis on Feb 24. Mr Egelhoff retired as superintendent of the local elementary school nineteen years ago. Nearly all of his forty-three years in the education profession were spent in Jersey County where he taught a number of the rural schools, the Jerseyville High School, Grafton and the Jerseyville Grade School. His teaching outside the-- (rest of obit missing)

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(1aa) John Augustus and Amelia Anna (Kirchner) Egelhoff's son Ralph K. Egelhoff's obituary - Ralph K. Egelhoff, well-known Jerseyville florist and chairman of the Jerseyville Water Board died at seven-five o'clock at the Jersey Community Hospital where he was taken for treatment after suffering a sever heart attach at the family home west of Jerseyville an hour earlier. Mr Egelhoff, a son of the late J. August and Amelia Ann Kirchner Egelhoff, was born in Jersey County. His age at the time of death was 59 years, 3 months, and 28 days. He was educated in the Jerseyville schools and later attended the University of Illinois. he had been in the nursery business since the '30's. Mr Egelhoff was serving his third nine year term as a member of the Jerseyville Water Board and has held the chairmanship of the Board for a number of years. He was also instrumental in the organization of the Westlake Development Corp. which foster the Westlake Country Club, and through his knowledge of the nursery business he has given valuable assistance to the preparation and care of the greens on the golf course. The Jerseyville florist was a charter member of the Lions Club and served as one of its first presidents. He was a past worshipful master of Jerseyville Lodge A.F. and A.M. and was member of the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville. Other fraternal memberships were in the Elks and Moose Lodges of Jerseyville. Prior to the organization of Community Unit School Dist No 100, Jersey and Greene Counties, Mr Egelhoff served on the Board of Education of the Jerseyville Grade School for a number of years. At the time of his death he was serving as president of the Federal Land Bank Association of Carrollton. Surviving Mr Egelhoff are his--- (rest of obit Missing. 4-29-1966, Democrat News:

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(1aaa) Ralph and Ruth (Heiderscheid) Egelhoff's son Rodger Lee Egelhoff's obituary - Rodger Lee Egelhoff, 73, passed away at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at his home in Jerseyville. Rodger was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Jerseyville, the son of Ralph and Ruth (Heiderscheid) Egelhoff. He married the former Ann Morgan Finkeldey Aug. 20, 1955, in Perryville, Mo. He was the proud father of three children, Judy Beth Egelhoff of Alton, James (Alison) Egelhoff of Virgin Gorda, B.V.I., and Jerry (Linda) Egelhoff of Jerseyville. His eight grandchildren brought special joy to his life, Jake and Taylor Egelhoff, Olivia Hammond, Emily, Julia, Mark, Collin and Joshua Egelhoff. He is also survived by his brother, Tom (Janet) Egelhoff of Bozeman, Mont.; his sister-in-law, Judy Smith of Amherst, Mass.; and his brother-in-law, Michael (Mary) Finkeldey of St. Louis; cousins Richard (Jane) Egelhoff of St. Charles, Mo., Jan Heiderscheid (Ron) Smith of Stillwell, Kan., and Joseph Mercurio of Peoria. Also surviving are extended family members Mark Springman of Alton, Mick (Jenny) Cropp of Glasgow, Mo., and Lindsay Cropp (Jeremy) Massey of Columbia, Mo., and their families. He will also be missed by his wonderful nieces and nephews, who can all be considered as "favorites," and their friends that he enjoyed so much.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and James Seaton; and Ann's parents, Morgan and Juanita Finkeldey. Rodger graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1954. He was a prominent football, basketball and track athlete. He was especially proud that his record for most career points scored in basketball still stands. He went on to attend the University of Missouri, Columbia, on a basketball scholarship and was captain of the Tigers his senior year. Additionally, while at Mizzou, Rodger was honored to be inducted into the Mystical Seven Society. He returned to Jerseyville in 1958 and entered the family business, Egelhoff Floral Company, with his parents. He continued to be involved in the floral industry until his retirement in 1998, bringing to a close their 70-year history. In 1990, he was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in Illinois Basketball. An avid golfer, he was able to enjoy every golfer's dream when he attended the Masters and later played Pebble Beach. He served as a member of the Jersey Community Hospital Board of Directors, was a past member of the Jersey Community Hospital Foundation Board, a member of the Jerseyville Elks Lodge 954 and Westlake Country Club. Per his wishes, Rodger's body has been donated to Washington University Medical School. The date for his memorial service and life celebration will be announced after family travel arrangements have been finalized. To those wishing to make a contribution in his memory, the family suggests consideration for the Jersey Community Hospital Foundation, the Jersey Community High School Panther Athletic Club or the Jerseyville Public Library. Last thoughts: "Play golf every chance you get and take flowers to someone you love." Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) John Augustus and Amelia Anna (Kirchner) Egelhoff's son Roy A. Egelhoff's obituary - EGELHOFF. Commital rites will be held at approximately eleven o'clock Friday morning at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville for Roy A. Egelhoff of St Louis whose death occurred at four forty-five Wednesday morning at Alexian Brothers Hospital in St Louis. The funeral cortege will come to Jerseyville from the Krieghauser Funeral Home in St Louis where services are to be held at nine o'clock tomorrow (Friday) morning. Friends may call at the Funeral Home this evening. Mr Egelhoff was the oldest son of the late Mr and Mrs J.A. Egelhoff of Jerseyville and at the time of death was fifty-four years old. His survivors are his wife, Patricia of St Louis; one son Richard C. of St Ann, Mo; one daughter, Mrs Roy McConkey of Kirkwood; four grandchildren; one brother, Ralph K. of Jerseyville and one sister, Mrs George Buterbaugh of New York City, who arrived in St Louis Wednesday. The decedent was employed in the sales department of Bridgeport Brass Company in Chicago for a number of years. Last spring when his health became impaired Mr and Mrs Egelhoff returned to St Louis to reside and he spent some time here with his brother and sister-in-law. He had been a patient at the Hospital since a week ago last Friday.

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(3a) John A. Egelhoff and Marie (Arkebauer) Egelhoff's son Theodore Egelhoff'sa obituary - EGELHOFF. The death of Theodore Egelhoff at his home six miles west of Jerseyville, Sunday Jan 19, 1896 aged 19 years, 10 months and 25 days is a sad event we are asked to chronicle. The young man cut off in life when ripening into manhood, presents a distressing scene. The deceased was a son of Jahn and Mary Egelhoo and a brother of Prof. Egelhoff of the city school. The funeral services were held at the Geman Evangelical Luthern Church in Fieldon, Rev. Martin Officiating. Died of typhoid pneumonia- Fieldon Cemetery Youngest of 9 children.

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(4a) John A. Egelhoff and Marie (Arkebauer) Egelhoff's son Charles J. Egelhoff's obituary - EGELHOFF. Charles J. Egelhoff, retired farmer and carpenter, died Sunday morning Oct 16 at 8 o'clock at Garnet's Nursing Home following a period of ill health. Final rites were held Monday afternoon at the Gubser funeral Home with Rev. Carlton G. Christenson, pastor of the First Baptist Church and Rev. H.O. Renken pastor of the United Church of Christ officiating and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation hours were at the funeral home. Mr Egelhoff was a son of the late John and Marie Auchkabar Egelhoff and was born in Jersey County June 21, 1881. His age at the time of death was eighty-four years, three months and twenty-five days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Minnie Egelhoff, a nephew, Harold Ahrling of Des Plaines who was reared by the couple and other nieces and nephews.

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Charles J. Egelhoff's wife Minnie M. (French) Egelhoff's obituary - EGELHOFF. The funeral of Mrs Minnie M. Egelhoff, 91 of Jerseyville was held Sunday afternoon, June 12, at the Gubser Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Chambers pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Her death occurred at 8 a.m. on June 10 at Jersey Community Hospital. Mrs Egelhoff had resided a t Greenwood Manor for four years. She was born June 15, 1885 a daughter of William and Catherine Brown French. Her husband, Charles died Oct 16, 1965. The Egelhoffs reared one foster son, Harold Ahrling of Des Plains, who survives. Other survivors are four nieces, Mrs John (Katherine) Powers and Mrs Dorothy Coultas of Jacksonville, Mrs Kenneth (Dorothy) Johnson of Elgin and Mrs Aloys (Mary Lou) Heitzig of Jerseyville.

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(5a) George N. Egelhoff (son of John A. Egelhoff and Marie Arkebauer) was born December 22, 1861 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and died March 27, 1926 in Jerseyville, Illinois. His burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Illinois. Cause of death was tuberculosis. He was a farmer. He married Louisa (Lizzie) Hagemouser on June 10, 1885 in Jersey County, Illinois. Children of George N. Egelhoff and Louisa (Lizzie) Hagemouser were-Frank Egelhoff, bprn December 26, 1886, Nebraska; August W. Egelhoff, born December 22, 1888, Lincoln, Nebraska, died May 22, 1968, Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL; Charles F. Egelhoff, born July 1891, Nebraska; and another Child Egelhoff, born Aft. 1900, died Bef. 1910 (name unknown).

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(1aa) George N. Egelhoff and Louisa (Lizzie) (Hagemouser) Egelhoff's son August W. Egelhoff's obituary - EGELHOFF. Funeral services for August W. Egelhoff, retired plumber and horseman, will be held Friday afternoon, May 24 at 2 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. H.O. Renken, pastor of the Peace United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery where services will be charge of Worthey Post America n Legion and the VFW Post. Visitation hours will be at the Funeral Home after 4 o'clock this afternoon. Mr Egelhoff, whose home was at 400 N. Jerfferson, this city, died Wednesday morning, May 22,at Waters Nursing Home where he had resided the past month. He had been in ill health for some time. He was a son of the late George and Lizzie Hagenmoser Egelhoff and was born at Lincoln, Nebraska on Dec 22, 1888. He was aged 79 years and 5 months. Mr Egelhoff had been a resident of Jerseyville for sixty years and for many years followed his trade as a plumber. He was a veteran of World W War I and was a member of Worthey Post American Legion. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs Hazel M. Egelhoff of this city, one step-daughter, Mrs Vincent Heitzig of Jerseyville, and one step-son, Richard Long of Los Angles, Calif., one nephew, Carl Egelhoff of Portland, Oregon, six step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

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(6a) Fredric William Egelhoff (son of John A. Egelhoff and Marie Arkebauer) was born October 1869 in English Township,Illinois, and died November 11, 1940 in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Illinois. He married Mary Agnes Middendorf on May 01, 1895 in Jersey, Illinois. Children of Fredric William Egelhoff and Mary Agnes Middendorf were-Mabel C. Egelhoff, born March 1896, Jersey County, Illinois; Alice M. Egelhoff, born July 22, 1897, Jersey County , Illinois, died February 06, 1966, Illinois; Edith Egelhoff, born Abt. 1904, Illinois; and Estelle Egelhoff, born September 27, 1905, Jerseyville, Illinois, died February 09, 1982, Saint Louis, Saint Louis City, Missouri.

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(1aa) Fred W. and Mary A. (Middendorf) Egelhoff's daughter Estelle Egelhoff's obituary - EGELHOFF. A funeral mass was celebrated Friday morning at St Francis Xavier Church for Estelle Egelhoff of 923 S. State Street, Jerseyville with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. She died at 2:05 p.m. Feb 9 at Jersey Community Hospital, a daughter of Fred W. and Mary A. Middendorf Egelhoff and had been a secretary in insurance. She is survived by two sisters, Mabel Sinclair of Jerseyville and Edith Hoffman of St Louis. The Rosary was recited Thursday evening at Jacoby Bros Funeral Home. St Francis Xavier Church or Holy Ghost Church have been named as memorials. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(7a) Magdalena Anna Egelhoff (daughter of John A. Egelhoff and Marie Arkebauer) was born October 24, 1863 in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, and died May 13, 1935 in Hardin, Calhoun, Illinois. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Illinois. She married Edward Groppel on May 03, 1883 in Jersey, Illinois. Children of Magdalena Anna Egelhoff and Edward Groppel were-Clemens George Groppel, born November 30, 1883, Illinois, died June 15, 1969, Unknown; John H. Groppel, born March 1885, Illinois, died July 06, 1917, Illinois; Lillie M. Groppel, born September 1887, Illinois, d. October 13, 1971, Illinois; Ada Groppel, born October 1889, Illinois; Theodore L. Groppel, born March 1897, Illinois, died November 20, 1973, Illinois; Emma L. Groppel, born February 15, 1902; and Carl Groppel, born Abt. 1907, Illinois, died July 08, 1980, Illinois.

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(8a) Wilhelmena Egelhoff (daughter of John A. Egelhoff and Marie Arkebauer) was born January 26, 1878 in Jersey, Illinois, and died February 21, 1916 in Fieldon, Jersey, Illinois. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Illinois. She married Antone Ahrling on February 26, 1902 in Jersey, Illinois. Children of Wilhelmena Egelhoff and Antone Ahrling were-Marie Josephine Ahrling, born August 09, 1903, Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, died December 09, 1948, Fidelity, Jersey County, Illinois; and Harold Antone Ahrling (1914-2000).

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(4) George B. Egelhoff (son of William E. Egelhoff and Magdalena Schroth) was born October 1839 in Dorn-Durheim, Germany, and died January 29, 1916 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He married Mary A. Davis on April 25, 1859 in Jerseyville, Illinois. She was born abt. 1840. Her parents were born in England.

Source: History of Jerseyville, Illinois, 1822 to 1901: George Egelhoff established a carriage factory in Jerseyville in 1860. For many years he did an extensive business. He still runs a repair shop at the old stand. His present carriage repository and shop was the old Presbyterian church moved from where now the present Presbyterian house stands, to where now stands Mr. Egelhoff's shop on Jefferson street between Pearl and Arch street.

Source: Certificate of Death: Filled out by Alice Egelhoff. She stated his birth place was Dorn-Durheim, Germany, in October of 1839. Cause of death: La Grippe and secondary cause, old age. Buried on February 1, 1916 in Oak Grove Cemetery. His occupation: Carriage Factory. Burial: February 01, 1916, Oak Grove Cemetery, Illinois.

Source: Cooper, Marshall M. History of Jerseyville, Illinois 1822-1901. Jerseyville Republican Print 1901: George Egelhoff was one of the first aidermen for Jerseyville, when it was incorporated city in 1867. He also served in 1868, 1870, 1874, 1883, 1884 and 1885. George started a carriage factory in the town in 1860. He was still running a repair shop at the time of writing (1900-01?) and his carriage repository and shop were in the old Presbyterian Church moved to Jefferson St. between Pearl and Arch Sts. at that time. /

Source: History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois. Springfield, Ill,: Contenental Historical Co., 1885. States that George Egelhoff had a business at one time, called Egelhoff Bros. which sold farming implements.

Children of George B. Egelhoff and Mary A. Davis were-Fredrick Bernard Egelhoff, born October 1860, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died date unknown, California; William Egelhoff, born February 1862, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died date unknown, California; Annie Gertrude Egelhoff, born August 01, 1862, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died July 07, 1944, Los Angeles Co., California; Nickolas B. Egelhoff, born Abt. 1864, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died Bef. 1949, California; George N. Egelhoff, born October 17, 1867, Illinois, died November 14, 1930, Jacksonville, Illinois; Alice Magdalen Egelhoff, born October 1869, Illinois, died date unknown, California; Harry K. Egelhoff, born August 01, 1870, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died February 08, 1915, Springfield, Ohio; Lewis ( Louis) Egelhoff, born March 28, 1872, Illinois, died November 24, 1873, Illinois; Mary Louisa Egelhoff, born January 15, 1874, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died April 25, 1894, St. Louis, Mo; Francis Cleveland Egelhoff, born November 28, 1884, Jersey County, Illinois, died August 11, 1885, Jersey County, Illinois; and Emily Egelhoff, born date unknown.

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(1a) George B. Egelhoff and Mary A. (Davis) Egelhoff's son Harry K. Egelhoff's obituary - EGELHOFF. The remains of Harry K. Egelhoff who died in Springfield, Ohio hospital on Feb 8 arrived in our city Saturday morning and were taken to the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs George Egelhoff. Harry Egelhoff was a former Jerseyville boy, being born in this city Aug 1,1870, attending the local public schools and later working in the large carriage factory operated here by his father at that time. On Nov 19, 1894 he was united in marriage with Miss Sadie Hill and about ten years ago left for the eastern part of our country. The past three of four years he spent at Springfield, Ohio where he took sick and died. Funeral services were conducted at St Francs Xavier Church Monday morning at 9 o'clock Rev Father J.J. Clancy officiating, followed by interment at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Decedent is survived by the aged parents, three brothers, George Egelhoff, Fred Egelhoff of Texas and Nic Egelhoff of San Francisco, Calif; two sisters, Mrs Frank Smith of Minneapolis, Minn and Miss Alice Egelhoff of our city, besides numerous more distant relatives and friends. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs L. Tucker of Chicago and Mrs Will Egelhoff of Oakland, Calif and son W.P. Egelhoff of St Louis.

(5) Phillip Egelhoff (son of John A. Egelhoff and Marie Arkebauer) was born abt. 1841 in Germany. He was killed in the Civil War. He joined age 21, born Germany, residing Fieldon, IL on 15 Aug 1862, mustered 4 September 1862, Co C 122nd IL Inf. He died on 1 Jan 1863 of wounds received at Parker's Cross Roads TN 31 Dec 1862.

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