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Hannah Kelley

My great grandmother Hannah Kelley married in 1856 my great grandfather Emanuel B. Westfall (1828-1863) in West Virginia. She was the mother of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall born 2-25-1857 near Roanoke, Lewis County, West Virginia. He died 12-9-1934 near Fieldon, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Emanuel and Hannah (Kelley) Westfall had 2 children-Jasper Mifflin Westfall (my grandfather), and Emanuel Westfall Jr. (1862-1923).

My great grandfather died in 1863. Sometime after my great grandfather Emanuel Westfall's death his widow, my great grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall moved with her 2 children, my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Emanuel Westfall Jr. to McLean County, Illinois. Also I have received new information that she remarried to John Williams after my great grandfather Emanuel Westfall's death. I did not know she had remarried until I received this new information.

I also received new information that my great grandmother Hannah Kelley was the daughter of William W. Kelley and Sarah (Bice) Kelley, and that Hannah was born in 1837 in Harrison County, West Virginia. She died in 1918 while living with her son Emanuel Westfall Jr near Gibson City, Ford County, IL. Her parents William W. Kelley and Sarah (Bice) Kelley were married 2-12-1827 in Harrison County, West Virginia. Hanah Kelley's mother Sarah (Bice) Kelley born in 1805. Hannah's mother Sarah Bice was born in Fayette, PA and was the daughter of William and Sophia (Shreve) Bice. Sarah's cousin was Thomas Bice the son of Morrel Bice who was a brother to Sarah's father William Bice. They all lived in Fayette Pa when Sarah was born in 1805.  They relocated to Harrison Co WV in 1810. William Bice was listed in 1810 census in Harrison Co. Hannah's father William W. Kelley was born in 1803 and probably died sometime in the 1850's, since there was no trace of him after 1850.

My great grandmother Hannah Kelley's father William W. Kelley was the son of Nathan Kelley born 1750 in Salem, NJ and Elizabeth (Jarman) Kelley. Nathan Kelley was the son of John and Elizabeth (Cushlow) Kelley. Nathan's father John Kelley was born in 1743 in Ireland and came to America in the 1760's from Ireland on the ship Delaware, and he married Elizabeth Cushlow born 1750. John Kelley died in 1798. John Kelley who originally came from Ireland was my great grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall's great grandfather.

Hannah had the following Brothers and Sisters-Marshall Kelley, James W. Kelley, Massina Kelley, Nathan Kelley, Elizabeth Kelley, and John Kelley.

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Hannah Kelley's brother Marshall Kelly was born in 1829.

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Hannah Kelley's brother James W. Kelley was born in 1830. He and his brother Nathan were both Civil War veterans. He married Arilla Allman in 1850 in Harrison County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Abram Allman, who was the son of William and Jane (Weatherholt) Allman. Abram Allman's sister Elizabeth Allman married John Westfall, the son of my gr. gr. gr. grandfather Cornelius Westfall Jr. John Westfall was the brother of my great great grandfather Jacob C. Westfall who was the father of my great grandfather Emanuel Westfall who married Hannah Kelley, James Kelley's sister.

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Hannah Kelley's sister  Massina Kelley was born in 1831. Massina Kelley married Michael Allman in 1853 at the home of her parents William W and Sarah (Bice) Kelley in Taylor Co WV. Michael Allman was the son of Abraham and Winfried (Crites) Allman. He was born in 1834. Michael was a brother to Aurilla Allman the wife of James W Kelley.

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Hannah Kelley's brother Nathan Kelley was born in 1842. He and his brother James were both Civil War veterans.

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Hannah Kelley's sister Elizabeth Kelley born in 1847 married 9-21-1865 David Helmick born in 1826 from Lewis County, West Virginia, the son of John and Mary Ann (Hacker) Helmick. David S. Helmick died Feb. 28, 1903 in Lewis County, WV, and is buried in Jacksonville Cemetery near Walkersville, WV. Elizabeth Kelly Helmick died March 17, 1904 and was buried next to David on Mar. 26, 1904.

Elizabeth's obituary from the March 22, 1904 Weston Independent Newspaper:  "Mrs. Helmick.  Aged widow, died at the home of her son, Press Helmick of Oil Creek, Thursday.  Interment Saturday at Jacksonville."

When Elizabeth Kelly Helmick died, her son Press (Presley Alfred Helmick)  must have provided her death information (she was living with him at the time of her death).  The cemetery record shows her maiden name spelled "Kelly".

David and Elizabeth (Kelly) Helmick had these children-Sarah F. Helmick, b. abt. 1867, Mary A. born abt. 1868, Fernando Helmick born Apr. 21, 1874, Cora Elizabeth Helmick born Sept. 30 or Oct. 1, 1876. Presley Alfred Helmick born Feb. 25, 1879 (altho his death record shows 1876... which is year Cora was born), Minier Helmick born abt. 1878, Martha Helmick born abt. 1880, Armintie E. Helmick born Mar. 1881 and Bertie Helmick (not sure this name is correct) born July 1884.

David S. and Elizabeth (Kelly) Helmick's daughter Cora Elizabeth Helmick married Omar Graham Stutler of Doddridge Co, WV on 8-15-1899.  They moved to Washington, DC where he worked in the US Marshall's office. A daughter Helen G. Stutler was born in Apr, 1901. Another daughter, Thelma Graham Stutler was born Aug, 1903 but died shortly after birth. Cora died in Dec., 1903. Omar and Cora (Helmick) Stutler's daughter Helen was raised by her Stutler grandmother and never learned anything about her Helmick relatives. Helen had a grandaughter Susan Nye who emailed me information and the photos below of her family. Her email address is- sllydick@yahoo.com

Below are photo thumbnails of John and Mary Ann (Hacker) Helmick parents of David Helmick, and of Elizabeth (Kelly/Kelley) Helmick who married David Helmick son of John and Mary Ann (Hacker) Helmick and sister to my great grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

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John and Mary Ann (Hacker) Helmick

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Elizabeth (Kelly/Kelley) Helmick

(Note: David Helmick's father John Helmick was a brother to Elizabeth Helmick who married my gr. gr. gr. grandfather Cornelius Westfall Jr. David Helmick's father John Helmick was the son of Jacob and Barbara (Hinkle) Helmick.)

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Hannah Kelley's brother John Kelley was born in 1849.

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My great grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall lived with my Westfall grandparents for a time on their farm near Fieldon, IL when my father was a little boy in the early 1900's. She was unmarried at that time. I don't have any information about what happened to her second husband John Williams. Later she went to live with her other son Emanuel Westfall Jr., who lived on a farm with his family in the northern part of the state of Illinois, near Gibson City. She never returned to live with my father's folks, and died there with my father's uncle Emanuel in Gibson City, IL in 1918.

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I also received the following email information recently from (Joe) Stephen (SJ) Willams SJWilliams@dow.com that my great grandmother Hannah Kelley Westfall may have remarried after my great grandfather Emanuel B. Westfall's death in 1863, and also who her parents may have been.------

This is the email information sent to me by Mr. Williams concerning Hannah Kelley Westfall:

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{My great great great grandfather John Williams married Barbara Varner. She died in 1853 and is buried in Slab Camp Cemetery in Upshur County, WV. John is listed in the Upshur County 1860 census. In 1868 John remarried. He married a Hannah Kelley Westfall. She was a widow.   I only know that her husband was a Westfall. Her parents were William H. and Sarah Kelley. It is estimated that she was born in 1840.}

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I also recently received an email from Mildred Zickefoose who has Kelley relatives-mildredz@roadrunner.com She said she had found that the name Kelly or Kelley are all the same people. Her mother spelled hers as Kelley, and in the census they spelled it as Kelly. In the marriage record for John Williams and Hannah (Kelley) Westfall It gives her parents as William W. and Sarah Kelley. I think alot of it depended on the census taker. Mildred Zickefoose said Hannah was the daughter of William W. Kelley and Sarah Kelley. Hannah was born in 1837.

Hannah had the following Brothers and Sisters-Marshall Kelly born in 1829, James Kelley born in 1830, West Virginia,  Massina Kelley born in 1831, (herself-Hannah Kelley born in 1837), Nathan Kelley born in 1842, Elizabeth Kelley born in 1847, and John Kelley born in 1849. They were living in Taylor Co WV in 1850. In 1860 Sarah and Nathan and Elizabeth were living with James W. Kelley in Lewis County, West Virginia. By then Hannah was married to Emanuel Westfall and had one son Jasper M. Westfall.

  In the marriage records from Upshur Co. WV,  Hannah (Kelley) Westfall married John Williams Feb. 27 1868.  John was the son of Robert and Lydia Williams, and She was the daughter of  William W. and Sarah Kelley. James W. Kelley had divorced his first wife in Upshur County, West Virginia, and remarried  in 1880 in Gilmer County, West Virginia. He also had a daughter by his second wife and they are all buried in the same cementery in Gilmer County, West Virginia.  William W. Kelley was born in 1803 and Sarah was born in 1805. No trace of William W. Kelley after 1850 He probably died sometime in the 1850's. Elizabeth Kelley married David Helmick from Lewis Conty, West Virginia.

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I recently received on 9-9-2007 the following email message from mildredz@roadrunner.com (Mildred Zickefoose) with very important and valuable genealogy information about the ancestry of my great grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall. Hannah's great grandfather John Kelley came from Ireland. John Kelley was born in Ireland abt 1743 and came to America in the 1760's. His first wife Elizabeth Cushlow was born in 1750 and married John Kelley 24 Dec 1768 in Salem, New Jersey. They had the following children: (1) Nathan Kelley b. 1770 (2) Thomas Kelley b. 1769 (3) William Kelley b. 1771 (4) Samuel Kelley b. 1773 (5) and David Kelley b. 1778.

John Kelley arrived on the Ship Delaware from Ireland. He became a shoemaker by trade and lived in Salem Co, New Jersey until he died abt 1798. He left his personal estate to his Granddaughters Phobe Kelley and Elizabeth Kelley, the daughters of his son Nathan Kelley. John Kelley arrived on the Ship Delaware from Ireland.

John and Elizabeth (Cushlow) Kelley's son Nathan Kelley was born in Salem, New Jersey. (Nathan Kelley was my great grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall's grandfather) Nathan married Elzabeth Jarman abt 1793 a daughter of John and Mary Jarman. Nathan Kelley and his family were in the 1820 census in Harrison Co WV. He came from New Jersey and settled in Salem, WV and established the Seventh Day Babtist Church there. The following are the names of Nathan and Elizabeth (Jarman) Kelley's children: (1) Phobe Kelley b. 1794 (2) Clayton Kelley b. 1796 (3) John M Kelley b. 1797 (4) Elizabeth Kelley b.1801 (5) William W Kelley b. 1803 (my great grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall's father) (6) and James Kelley b. 1806. All born in New Jersey.  

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Here is the email message I have copied below that Mildred Zickefoose sent me containing the valuable genealogy information about the ancestry of my great grandmother Hannah (Kelley) Westfall that I have outlined above---

Hi Walter: I haven't written to you for sometime. I have done alot of research on the Kelley's since I wrote last. I now have the father of William W Kelley. William W Kelley was born in New Jersey in 1803 and was in Harrison Co WV in 1827 when He got married. I found Nathan Kelley b. in Salem, New Jersey. He and his family  were in the 1820 census in Harrison Co WV. I also found an article when he came from New Jersey and settled in Salem WV and established the Seventh Day Babtist Church there.  The following is the name of his children that was listed: (1) Phobe Kelley b. 1794 (2) Clayton Kelley b. 1796 (3) John M Kelley b. 1797 (4) Elizabeth Kelley b.1801 (5) William W Kelley b. 1803 (6) and James Kelley b. 1806. All born in New Jersey.  Nathan married Elzabeth Jarman abt 1793 a daughter of John and Mary Jarman. Now you can see that William W Kelley named his own children after his brothers and sisters. He had Elizabeth and James and John in his family, plus Nathan after his father. I have run into this so many times. It is very confusing to people that are doing genealogy.

  Then I traced on back to Salem New Jersey and found John Kelley who was born in Ireland abt 1743 and came to America in the 1760's. His first wife Elizabeth Cushlow was born in 1750 and married John Kelley 24 Dec 1768 in Salem, New Jersey. They had the following children: (1) Nathan Kelley b. 1770 (2) Thomas Kelley b. 1769 (3) William Kelley b. 1771 (4) Samuel Kelley b. 1773 (5) and David Kelley b. 1778.

John Kelley arrived on the Ship Delaware from Ireland. He became a shoemaker by trade and lived in Salem Co, New Jersey until he died abt 1798. He left his personal estate to his Granddaughters Phobe Kelley and Elizabeth Kelley, the daughters of his son Nathan Kelley.

I found that James W Kelley's Son Clinton C Kelley married Dora Westfall, a daughter of Thomas Westfall and Mary Barton Westfall. They were from Lewis Co WV  I just wondered if they would be some of your relatives. It seems as though if you start searching in WV you are somehow related to them.~Mildred Z

Henry Brockmeyer

Henry Brockmeyer was born in Germany, June 8, 1825, a son of John F. and Elizabeth (Groppel) Brockmeyer, natives of Germany, where the latter died in 1838 and the former in 1853. Henry immigrated to America the same year in which is father died, landing in New Orleans. He went from there to St. Louis, where he remained one year. In the fall of 1854, he came to Jersey county, and settled in Richwoods township, purchasing 40 acres of land, on which he resided 10 years. He then sold out and bought 40 acres in English township, where he has ever since resided. His farm is located on section 32, and is in good cultivation. It now contains 290 acres. Mr. Brockmeyer was married in Oct. 1854 to Ann M. Lechtermann, and by this union has six children: Mary, now the wife of Otha Kirchner, of English township; John, married to Caroline Hausholter, and living in Otterville; Henry, Ann, Louisa and Otilda. Mr. Brockmeyer and his family are members of the German Lutheran church.

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The above information about Henry Brockmeyer came--From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 337 - 365.

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Henry Brockmeyer was born 6-8-1825 in Germany. He died 4-25-1900 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. His wife Anna M. (Lechtermann) Brockmeyer was born 2-2-1826 in Germany, and died 12-12-1908 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Below is her obituary.

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BROCKMEYER, Anna Marie, born 1823, died -12-1908. Mrs. Anna Marie Brockmeyer, 85, died at her home 8 miles southwest of Jerseyville. German Evangelical church at Fieldon, Rev. C. R. Hempel officiating.

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Henry and Anna Marie (Lechtermann) Brockmeyer had 6 children-John Brockmeyer, Mary Brockmeyer, Charles Henry Brockmeyer, Othilda Brockmeyer, Anna Brockmeyer, and Louisa Brookmeyer.

(1) Henry and Anna Marie (Lechtermann) Brockmeyer's son John H. Brockmeyer was born 10-19-1857 in Jersey County, IL, and died 2-20-1936 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Caroline Haushalter 5-22-1884 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Martin and Anna (Wilkins) Haushalter. She was born 10-3-1863 in MO. She died 2-16-1927 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. They lived in the Union Forest area of Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL.

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John and Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer had 5 children-Miss Ida Brockmeyer, never married, born 1-17-1900, died in Dec. 1964 in Fieldon, IL, Ada Brockmeyer who married Herbert Frazer of Fieldon, Frank Brockmeyer, Martin J. Brockmeyer of Alton, and Henry J. Brockmeyer born Mar. 1885, died 1-18-1947. He was a farmer in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Fieldon, IL.

(Note: Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer was related to my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. Caroline's father Martin Haushalter was a brother to my mother's grandfather John George Haushalter)

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Here is Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's obituary--BROCKMEYER, died 02-16-1927. Mrs. John Brockmeyer, died Feb. 16. The Union Forrest community was shocken and grieved over the suddness of her death. She had been about her daily tasks and no one had notice any change until she came in from caring for her poultry and sat down in a chair where she suddenly expired.

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(1a) John and Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's daughter Ida Brockmeyer, born 01-17-1900, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-1964, buried Fieldon cemetery. Miss Ida Brockmeyer, 63, of R3 Fieldon, died in Alton. She had been ill for some time. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Arthur Ledebuhr, pastor of Hope Lutheran church, Jerseyville officiated and burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Miss Brockmeyer was born in Jersey county, a daughter of the late John & Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer. She would have marked her 64th birthday Jan. 7. Surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. Herbert Frazer of Jerseyville and 1 brother, Martin Brockmeyer of Kansas City, KS. Her parents and 2 brothers, Henry and Frank Brockmeyer preceded her in death.

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(2a) John and Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's daughter Ada M. (Brockmeyer) Frazer, 86, died March 18, 1987 at St. Mary hospital Clayton, MO. She was born in Otter Creek township, Jersey County, a daughter of the late John & Caroline (Householder) Brockmeyer. On September 10, 1932, in Bowling Green, MO, she married Herbert Leslie Frazer. He died April 4, 1985.

Surviving are 2 sons, Marvin Frazer of Jerseyville and Fred Frazer of New Bloomfield, MO; 9 grandchildren; and 11 g-grandchildren. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were conducted there by Rev. Wayne Pendleton. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, St. Louis; or Lupus Foundation, Washington, DC.

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Ada (Brockmeyer) Frazer's husband Herbert Leslie Frazer's obituary - Herbert Lislie Frazer, 83, of Jerseyville died April 4 in the emergency room of Jersey Community hospital. Services were conducted from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville by Rev. David Wilshek with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born in Jersey County October 23, 1901 to the late Frederick & Maggie (Dabbs) Frazer and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Ada (Brockmeyer) Frazer whom he married September 10, 1932 in bowling Green, MO; 2 sons, Marvin and Fred, Jerseyville; 9 grandchildren and 10 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 1 sister and 1 granddaughter. Memorials may be given to heart fund.

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Herbert and Ada (Brockmeyer) Frazer's son Marvin Frazer's wife Betty Jean (McAdams) Frazer's obituary - Betty Jean (McAdams) Frazer, 64, died at 4:17 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2003, at Alton Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Ruth Christina (Renken) Dean of Jerseyville and the late Clay Roosevelt McAdams, she was born Jan. 5, 1939, in a log cabin near Grafton in Jersey County. Raised near Otterville, she married Marvin Herbert Frazer on Dec. 26, 1954, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville. She and her husband chose to remain in Otter Creek Township, where they have raised their family. She was an election judge for the township for the past 20 years.

In addition to her mother and her husband, she is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Randy Manning of Columbia, Ill., Hope and Greg Bradley of Jefferson City, Mo., and Tina and Eric Trisler of Jerseyville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert and Kim Frazer of Jerseyville and Marvin L. and Trisha Frazer of Jefferson City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Christina and John Lyming of Jerseyville; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Henry McAdams of Otterville and Donald and Roberta McAdams of Delhi. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jeanie Frazer.

Visitation was from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Chapel) in Jerseyville. Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Dr. Leslie Mitkos officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Jersey County Relay for Life.

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Herbert and Ada (Brockmeyer) Frazer's son Marvin Frazer's wife Betty Jean (McAdams) Frazer's sister Christina Sara (McAdams) Lyming's obituary - Christina Sara Lyming, 77, died at 7:28 a.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 21, 1935, and is the last surviving of four children of the late Clay Roosevelt and Ruth Christina (Renken) McAdams. Christina was a devoted and loyal member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville, and she was honored to serve as the worship chairperson, and was involved in the church prayer chains, love meals, Altar Guild, church choir, and served as a Sunday school teacher for 25 years. She married John Lyming Jr. on June 7, 1952, at the Otterville Baptist Church, and they shared 60 years together before his death on Jan. 25, 2013.

Surviving are her two sons and a daughter-in-law, John David Lyming of Jerseyville and Daniel Henry and Aimee Lyming of Cape Fair, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; along with numerous loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry McAdams and Donald McAdams; a sister, Betty Frazer; and her stepfather, Samuel Dean. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Robert Heimgartner officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Hope Lutheran Church of Jerseyville.

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(3a) John and Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's son Frank W. Brockmeyer was born in 1891 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1942. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. I don't have any other information about Frank W. Brockmeyer.

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(4a) John and Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's son Martin J. Brockmeyer's obituary - Martin J. Brockmeyer, born 1887, Jersyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-1965, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Martin J. Brockmeyer, 78, died last week at St. Mary hospital in Kansas City, MO. Services were held at Gent Chapel in Alton, Rev. Charles Stevens, pastor of Alton Evangelical church, officiating. Committal rites were held at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville.

Mr Brockmeyer was the husband of Dora (Maguire) of Jerseyville. She died in Apr. of 1963. He was born in Jerseyville, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John H. Brockmeyer, but for many years had made his home in Alton while employed by International Shoe company, since last Oct. he had been with a son, John in Prairie Village, KS, and was a patient at the hospital 53 days before his death. Surviving are his son; 1 granddaughter; and 1 sister, Mrs. Ada Frazer of Jerseyville.

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(5a) John and Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's son Henry J. Brockmeyer, born 03-1885, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-18-1947, buried Fieldon cemetery. Henry J. Brockmeyer, 61 yrs, 10 mo, 16 days, a farmer of Otter Creek Township, died at his home Jan. 18. Mr Brockmeyer was the son of the late John & Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer, and he was born at Jerseyville, March ?, 1885.

He had been engaged in farming in Jersey County for 46 years. Surviving are 2 sister, Miss Ida Brockmeyer and Mrs Ada Frazer of Fieldon, and 1 brother, Martin J. Brockmeyer of Alton. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church in Fieldon. Rev Louis V Huber officiated and interment was in Fieldon cemetery.

(2) Henry and Anna Marie (Lechtermann) Brockmeyer's daughter Marie Anna "Mary" Brockmeyer was born 8-19-1855 in Jersey County, IL. She died 3-21-1936. She is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Otha Kirchner a son of George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner. He was born 12-15-1859 in Jersey County, IL. He died 9-27-1936. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Otha and Mary (Brockmeyer) Kirchner had 2 children-Herman Christopher Kirchner and Bertha Mary Kirchner.

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(1a) Otha and Mary (Brockmeyer) Kirchner's son Herman Christopher Kirchner - Died 02-21-1964. Unknown newspaper, 27 February 1964: "H. Kirchner, ex-sheriff, died Friday" - Herman Christopher Kirchner of this city, former city and county official, died Friday afternoon, 21 February at 1:35 o'clock at Garnet's Nursing Home where he had resided six days. His death followed an extended period of ill health. The family home was at 407 West Spruce Street. Mr. Kirchner was elected Sheriff of Jersey County in 1954 and served a four year term. He also served eight years as Deputy Sheriff during the regimes of Sheriff Herman H. Blackorby, Jr., and the late Sheriff C. E. Wedding. Mr. Kirchner was employed as radio operator for one year during the term of office of Sheriff Howard Perdun. In 1951, Mr. Kirchner was elected a member of the Jerseyville City Council and served as Commissioner of Public Property. He resigned the post in December, 1954, to assume his duties as sheriff. A resident of Jerseyville for twenty-seven years, Mr. Kirchner and his wife engaged in the grocery business for five years, and he also operated a filling station for a time. The decedent operated a milk route in the county for ten years.

Mr. Kirchner was a son of the Late Otha and Mary Brockmeyer Kirchner and was born in Jersey County on 11 September 1890. His age at the time of death was seventy-three years, five months and ten days. he was a member of the Otterville Baptist church and of Jerseyville Lodge No. 394, AF & AM surviving Mr. Kirchner are his wife, Mrs. Nina L. Kirchner, one daughter, Mrs. Preston (Eunice) Mowen of Jerseyville, one son, Hurbert Kirchner of Alton, two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Myers of Jerseyville. One daughter Mrs. Melva Oliphint, preceded him in death. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where final rites were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. Mode Powell, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Masonic services were held Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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Herman Christopher Kirchner's son Hubert E. Kirchner - Died 03-30-1976. Unknown newspaper, 15 April 1976: Final rites for Hubert E. Kirchner, 56, of Alton, formerly of Jerseyville, were conducted from Gent 's Funeral Chapel, Alton, on 2 April, with the Rev. Everett B. Chambers, pastor of the First Baptist church of Jerseyville officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He died at St. Joseph's hospital in Alton on 30 March as a result of injuries sustained in a head on collision on 21 March, south of Medora. Kirchner was of the ballistics department of Olin Industries at the time of his death.

He is survived by his widow, Virginia Farrelly Kirchner; one son, Darrell G. of Morgtown, West Virginia; two stepdaughters, Mrs. George (Sharon) Sneed of St. Louis and Mrs. Sheila Hager of Springfield; two grandsons; and one Sister, Mrs. Preston (Eunice) Mowen of Jerseyville.

Related item, Unknown newspaper, 8 April 1976: Hubert E. Kirchner, 56, of Alton, a native of Jerseyville, died at 8 am on 30 March at St. Joseph's hospital in Alton where he had been a patient for ten days after being injured in a two-car accident south of Medora. His wife, the former Virginia Farrelly, also suffered injuries. Mary Roth, 86, of Alton and her nephew, Donald Kelly, 55 of Dow were killed in the same accident. Final rites were held on 2 April at the Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

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(2a) Otha and Mary (Brockmeyer) Kirchner's daughter Bertha Mary (Kirchner) Myers - Died 03-19-1969. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist church for Mrs. Bertha Mary Myers of 201 East Arch Street, Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton Christenson officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. The death of Mrs. Myers occurred at seven-fifteen o'clock Wednesday night, March 19 at Waters Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past four and one-half months.

Mrs. Myers, a daughter of the late Otha and Mary Brockmeyer Kirchner, was born in Jersey County. Her age at the time of death was eighty-three years, nine months, and thirteen days. Her survivors are one son, Arthur C. Myers of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. Leah Neidringhaus of Jennings, Missouri; seven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Myers; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Wittman and Mrs. Norma Herr, and one granddaughter.

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Roy and Bertha (Kirchner) Meyers's son Arthur Myers - Died 03-16-1975. The funeral of Arthur Myers, 71, of 201 E. Arch St., Jerseyville was held Wednesday afternoon, March 19 at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. His death occurred at 7:30 pm on March 16 at the Jersey Community Hospital. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born in Illinois November 24, 1903, the son of the Late Roy and Bertha Kirchner Myers. Myers was a retired custodian of the - rest of obit missing.

(3) Henry and Anna Marie (Lechtermann) Brockmeyer's son Charles Henry Brockmeyer was born 8-29-1861 in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-23-1937 at Alton State Hospital in Alton, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married 1st Magdalene C. Haushalter. She was born 3-31-1876 and died 6-14-1906. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. After his first wife Magdalene (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's death in 1906 Charles Henry Brockmeyer married 2nd Mary E. Bahr 4-15-1909 in jersey County, IL. She was a daughter of William and Katherine (Reynolds) Tadlock Bahr. She was born 12-25-1868 in Hamburg, Calhoun County, IL. She died 3-10-1934. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. I don't have any information about any children Charles Henry Brockmeyer and Mary (Bahr) Brockmeyer may have had. Charles Henry Brockmeyer owned a farm near my mother's parents' farm in English Township, and my mother went to school with the Brockmeyer children at the nearby Franklin School. Charles Henry Brockmeyer and his 1st wife Magdalene (Haushalter) Brockmeyer had 3 children-Carl H. Brockmeyer, August Brockmeyer, and Anna Brockmeyer.

(Note: Magdalene (Haushalter) Brockmeyer was a cousin to my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's mother Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar. Magdalene was a sister to Caroline Haushalter who married Charles Henry Brockmeyer's brother John Brockmeyer, and her father Martin Haushalter was a brother to my mother's grandfather John George Haushalter.)

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(1a) Charles Henry Brockmeyer and Magdalene (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's son Carl H. Brockmeyer was born 4-28-1904 near Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, and died in Sept. 1934. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(2a) Charles Henry Brockmeyer and Magdalene (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's son August H. Brockmeyer was born in 1906 near Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, and died in Nov. 1976 in Madison Co., IL. His burial was in Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton, IL. He married Carrie Morris and they had a daughter-Genevieve Brockmeyer.

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(1aa) August and Carrie (Morris) Brockmeyer's daughter Genevieve Brockmeyer's obituary - Genevieve Brockmeyer, 75, passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2012, at Applewood Nursing Home in Matteson, Ill. She was born on April 2, 1937, in Alton, the daughter of August and Carrie (Morris) Brockmeyer. She worked at Olin for 18 years, Owens for 32 and was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church. She is survived by brother-in-law, John Swatkowski of Tinley Park, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Hart of Park Forest Ill.; and four nieces and nine nephews; many great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Lloyd Hodge, William Hart and James Hart Sr. and sister Paula Swatkowski. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton with Rev. Troy Crain officiating. Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be directed to Main Street Baptist Church. Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com

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(3a) Charles Henry Brockmeyer and Magdalene (Haushalter) Brockmeyer's daughter Anna Brockmeyer was born 8-2-1900 near Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, and died 4-3-1993 in Clearwater, Pinellas Co., FL. She married Fred Earl Linkogle. He was born 1-29-1894 in IL, and died 11-8-1972 in Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., FL.

(4) Henry and Anna Marie (Lechtermann) Brockmeyer's daughter Othilda Brockmeyer was born 6-26-1867 in Jersey County, IL. She died 1-31-1926. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Siegel Busch 6-4-1885 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1865 and died in 1950. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Siegel and Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch had 7 children-Bertha M. Busch, Carl Francis Busch, Charles Busch, Francis L. Busch, George Frederick Busch, Roy Edward Busch, and William H. Busch.

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(1a) Siegel and Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch's daughter Bertha M. (Busch) Maguire - Died 12-12-1988. Bertha M. Maguire, 95, of Jerseyville died December 12 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home. She was born Apr.17, 1893 in Green County to the Late Siegel Busch and Othilda Brockmeyer. She married William Lloyd Maguire on Aug. 16, 1917, in Jerseyville. He died Jun. 19, 1969.

Survivors include a son, Ralph of Godfrey; Daughters, Verna Van Tassel Wilson of Alton and Rowena Mcintire of Atlanta, Georgia; Brothers, Roy E. Busch of Fairfield, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandsons. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Maurita Harbour, and four brothers. Funeral service was Dec. 14 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. Rick Francis officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be made to Greenwood Manor Nursing Home and the Peace United Church of Christ.

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Bertha M. (Busch) Maguire's husband William Lloyd Maguire - Died 06-26-1969. William Lloyd Maguire, 81 year old retired Jersey County farmer, was killed early Thursday morning when the 1958 Ford car he was driving was struck by a GM&O freight train at the crossing on East Exchange Street near the farm supply company in Jerseyville. Mr. Maguire was pronounced dead on arrival at 7:35 a.m. at the Jersey Community hospital where he was moved in the Gubser ambulance. Mr. Maguire, whose home was 420 Short Street, was driving east on East Exchange Street and the train was traveling north. According to a report by patrolman Ralph R. Pickett of the Jerseyville Police Department who investigated the accident, the Maguire car was hit in the right center side and shoved off the track into the ditch at the east side of the track. T. N. Tennil, train engineer, told the officer he blew the whistle but the car never moved.

Final rites for Mr. Maguire were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Todd of Midway officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the Funeral Home. Mr. Maguire was a son of the late William and Lucy Clark Maguire and was born in Jersey County September 12, 1887. His age at death was 81 years, 9 months, and 7 days.

He was married to Miss Bertha Busch on August 16, 1917, and the couple engaged in farming in Otter Creek until 1958 when they retired and moved to Jerseyville to make their home. Surviving him in addition to his wife, are one son, Ralph L. Maguire of Route One, Alton, three daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Maurita) Harbour of Rosewood Heights, Mrs. Everett (Verna) Van Tassel of Godfrey, and Mrs. Harry (Rowena) McIntire of New Orleans, Louisiana, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two brothers, Asa Maguire of Alton and Claude Maguire, a member of the Jerseyville police force, and one sister, Mrs. John Collins of Jerseyville.

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(2a) Siegel and Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch's son Carl Francis Busch, born 10-11-1899, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-1964, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Carl Francis Busch, 64, died at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient the past 3 months. Mr Busch was prominent in Odd Fellows work and a retired bookkeeper. Funeral sevices were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev H. O Renken officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A memorial services was held at the funeral home by Odd Fellows Lodge of Jerseyville.

Mr Busch was born in Jerseyville, Oct. 11, 1899, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Sigel Busch, and his death occurred 2 daus before his 65th birthday. Survivors are 1 brother, Roy Busch of Warrenton, MO and 1 sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Bertha) Maguire of Jerseyville; nieces and nephews. For a number of years Mr. Busch was a bookkeeper for Moore's Oil and Fertilizer company in Jerseyville. In his lodge work, the Jerseyville man had served as secretary of the IOOF 79th Illinois district. He was a member of Jerseyville Lodge 53, IOOF, Encampment No 20; Ruby Rebeka Lodge 263; Queen City Canton No 58, Patriarch Military, IOOF East St louis, MO.

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(3a) Siegel and Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch's son Charles Busch, born 1887, died 12-01-1897, buried Fieldon cemetery. Charles Busch, 10, son of Siegel and Matilda Busch, died Jan. 12, 6 miles southwest of Jerseyville. Burial at Fieldon cemetery.

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(4a) Siegel and Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch's son Francis L. Busch, died 10-11-1908. Francis L. Busch, son of Mr. & Mrs. Seigel Busch died Nov. 10, 1908. He leaves his mother, father, 1 sister and 2 brothers.

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(5a) Siegel and Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch's son George Frederick Busch, born 27-05-1888, Woodville, Greene County, Illinois, died 28-03-1959, buried Otterville cemetery. George Frederick Busch, 70 yrs, 10 mos, 1 day, prominent retired farmer and former supervisor in Otter Creek Township, died March 28, at Jersey Community hospital. He had been a patient for the past 3 weeks. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held at Methodist Church in Jerseyville March 30. The pastor, Rev. Earl Dickey, officiated and interment was in Otterville cemetery.

Mr Busch was a son of the Late Siegel F, & Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch and was born at Woodville in Greene County May 27, 1888. He came to Jersey county at the age of 5 and spent all his life on the same farm. In addition to his farming interests, Mr. Busch served a 4 year term as supervisor from Otter CreeK Township, and at the time of his death was Justice of the Peace there. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Mr Busch married Mabel (Fredenburg) Jan. 7, 1909, and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Jan. 11 at the Methodist Church, Jerseyville. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs Kearney (Alice) Dabbs and Mrs. Raymond (Irene) Gerson of Fieldon; 2 sons Howard F Busch of Dow and Virgil Busch of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. Lloyd Maguire of Jerseyville and 2 brothers, Carl Busch of Jerseyville and Roy Busch of Warrenton, MO. 1 daughter, Ruth Rowena, died in infancy.

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George and Mabel (Fredenburg) Busch had 5 children-Virgil L. Busch, Howard F. Busch, Alice Busch, Irene Busch, and Ruth Rowena Busch.

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(1aa) George and Mabel (Fredenburg) Busch's son Virgil L. Busch's obituary - Virgil L. Busch, 79, died June 27, 1990, at home. Busch owned and operated the Busch's Farm Restaurant and Bowl Inn and the former V Busch Dairy, both in Jerseyville. He had entered the state police force as a highway patrolman in East St. Louis and was the official driver for the late Lt Gov Hugh Cross. He had made contributions to Jerseyville community, including the first lighted ball diamond.

He was born in Jersey County the son of Mabel Busch of Jerseyville and the late George F Busch. On Oct. 13, 1936, he married Mary (Shortal) Busch. She survives. Also surviving are his mother; 2 daughters, Karen Beertman of Jerseyville and Charlene Schmitz of Lincoln, NE; 1 son, William Busch of Columbia, MO; 2 granddaughters; 3 great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Irene Gerson of Fieldon and Alice Dabbs of Jerseyville. Funeral mass was held at St. Francis church with Revs Henry Schmidt and William Hembrow as concelebrants. Visitation and rosary were held at the church with a prayer service following. Burial was private at St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Francis School. Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

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Virgil L. Busch's wife Mary J. (Shortal) Busch's obituary - Mary J. Busch, 95, died at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Jersey County Aug. 23, 1914, the last surviving child born to the late James Harry and Johanna (Raftis) Shortal. She married Virgil Busch on Oct. 13, 1936, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and together they shared nearly 54 years together before his death on July 27, 1990. Virgil and Mary were the proud parents of three children, and together they owned and operated Busch's Bowl Inn and Restaurant for many years. Mary was a lady of class and took great pride in her family and her friends. She was a loyal member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and its altar society, and was a member of Westlake Country Club and Chamber of Commerce, all in Jerseyville.

Surviving are her three children and their spouses, William Busch of Columbia, Mo., Mary Charlene and John Schmitz of Tucson, Ariz., and Karen and Robert Bertman of Jerseyville; two granddaughters and their husbands, Joan and Mike Steckel and Jan and Joe DeSherlia, all of Jerseyville; five great-grandchildren and their spouses, Meredith Steckel and Madeline Steckel, Jennifer and Jeremy Gibson, Mary Karen and Nathan Wittman and Laura DeSherlia, all of Jerseyville; and two great-great-grandchildren, Coby and Caroline Gibson. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, A. Eileen Sholls; and three brothers, J. Russell, R. Emmitt and William Shortal. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a prayer service will begin at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Patrick Gibbons and William Hembrow concelebrating. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. All are invited back to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jerseyville after the committal services for a luncheon provided by the St. Francis Altar Society. In lieu of flowers, acts of remembrance in Mary's memory would be appreciated in the form of memorials either to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School or to Masses.

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(2aa) George and Mabel (Fredenburg) Busch's son Howard F. Busch, born 1909, Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 16-09-1987, buried Valhalla cemetery. Howard F Busch, 78, of Brighton, formerly of Jersey county, died Sept. 16, 1987, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. He was formerly a farmer in the Dow area and later worked for the Jersey Community school district #100 for 12 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau for 70 years. Busch was born in Otterville, the son of Mabel (Fredenburg) Bush of Jerseyville and the late George F Busch.

He married Louise (Krause) on Aug. 7, 1929, in Jerseyville. She survives.

In addition to his mother and wife, are 3 daughters, June Niehaus of Rosewood Heights, and Joann Schaaf and Dorene Nickels, both of Brighton; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 sister, Alice Dabbs of Jerseyville and Irene Gerson of Fieldon; and 1 brother, Virgil Busch of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Ruth Busch. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Henry Lippert officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. John United Church of Christ, Brighton, or the American Cancer Society.

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Howard Busch's wife Louise A. (Krause) Busch, born 22-10-1910, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-04-1988, buried Valhalla cemetery. Louise A Busch, 77, of Brighton, died Apr. 23, 1988, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. She was born Oct. 22, 1910 in Jersey County near Fieldon to the late August & Ella (Isringhausen) Krause. She married Howard F Busch Aug. 7, 1929, in Jerseyville; he died Sept. 16, 1987. She was a homemaker, a member and past Noble Grand of Ruby Rebekah Lodge of Jerseyville No 263, and a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Brighton.

Survivors are, 3 daughters, June Niehaus of Rosewood Heights, Joann Schaaf of Brighton and Dorene Nickels of Brighton; 1 sister, Irene Kessler of Jerseyville; 2 Brother, William Krause of Jerseyville and Arthur Krause of Kane; 9 grandchildren and 6 g-grandchildren. Visitation and the Ruby Rebekah ceremony were Apr. 25 at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville, where services were held with Rev Henry Lippert officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. John United Church of Christ, Brighton.

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(1aaa) Howard F. and Louise A. (Krause) Busch's daughter Joann L. (Busch) Schaaf's obituary - Joann L. Schaaf, 69, died at 3:26 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis County, Mo. She was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Jersey County to Howard F. and Louise A. (Krause) Busch. She married William E. Schaaf on July 26, 1958, in Alton. He survives. She was a bookkeeper for local retailers and a member of the Jerseyville Moose and Rebekahs.

In addition to her husband, surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, LaVone Zibrida and Wilann and Bill Eyers, all of Brighton; three grandchildren, Dustin Zibrida and James and Benjamin Eyers; two sisters and their husbands, June and John Niehaus of Rosewood Heights and Doreen and John Sullivant of Cottage Hills; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton. The Rev. Michael Southcombe will officiate. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton Men's Memorial Garden. Online information and a guestbook may be found at targhettaandwooldridge.com.

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(3aa) George and Mabel (Fredenburg) Busch's daughter Alice O. (Busch) Dabbs, 90, formerly of Otterville, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at her home. The daughter of the late George F. and Mabel C. (Fredenburg) Busch was born on May 20, 1912, in Otterville. On Oct. 27, 1928, she married Kearney O. Dabbs at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2001. A homemaker, she owned and operated the Otterville Store from 1962 until 1973. She also was a 62-year member of the Otterville Baptist Church and a member of the Jersey County Republican Women Club.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Clifton Cunningham of Fieldon, Mary Lou and Bob Eisler of Jerseyville and Brenda and Roger Allen of White Hall; nine grandchildren and spouses, Terri and Gerald Scott, Trudy and Bob Pritchard, Tina and Gary Vahle, Todd and Penny Cunningham, Bob K. and Mary Eisler, Kathy and Joe Fessler, Angie and Dale Coffman, Sue and Terry Tucker and Ben Allen; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Irene Gerson of Fieldon; and three sisters-in-law, Mary Busch and Juanita Dabbs, both of Jerseyville, and Freda Dabbs of White Hall. Besides her husband and parents, a sister, Ruth Busch; and two brothers, Virgil and Howard Busch, preceded her in death.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kenny Epperson officiated. Burial was at Noble Cemetery near Otterville. Memorials may be made to Hamilton Memorial School in Otterville, 107 E. Main, Otterville, IL 62052.

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Alice (Busch) Dabbs's husband - Kearney O. Dabbs, 92, died at 7:43 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Jersey Community Hospital. Born July 8, 1908, in Otter Creek Township in Jersey County, he was a son of the late William Oscar and Alice (Hutchinson) Dabbs. He was a farmer and later from 1962 until 1973, owned and operated Otterville Grocery Store and was a 60-year member of Otterville Baptist Church, member of Fieldon Masonic Lodge No. 592 and Grafton Full Moon Lodge No. 341 for more than 50 years. He married the former Alice Busch Oct. 27, 1928, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters and three sons-in-law, Betty and Clifton Cunningham of Fieldon, Mary Lou and Bob Eisler of Jerseyville and Brenda and Roger Allen of White Hall; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Juanita Dabbs of Jerseyville and Freda Dabbs of White Hall. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herschell Dabbs, and a sister, Mary Alice Flowers.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where masonic rites were at 3:30 p.m. by Grafton Full Moon Lodge No. 341. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Brother Kenny Epperson officiated. Burial was at Noble Cemetery near Otterville. Memorials may be made to Fieldon Masonic Lodge No. 592 building fund or a charity of one's choice.

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(4aa) George and Mabel (Fredenburg) Busch's daughter Irene Busch was born Jan. 11, 1919 in Jersey County, IL. She died July 5, 2011, in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Raymond Frederick (Sparky) Gerson in 1937 in Fieldon, IL. He was born April 11, 1915 in Richwood township, Jersey County, IL, a son of Fred & Anna (Krueger) Gerson. He died April 17, 1975. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Raymond Frederick "Sparkey" Gerson and Irene C. (Busch) Gerson had 2 children-Renee Gerson and Gary Gerson.

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Irene C. (Busch) Gerson's obituary - In loving memory of Irene C. Gerson, 92, who died at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1919, in Jersey County to George F. and Mabel C. (Fredenburg) Busch. Her marriage to Raymond Frederick "Sparkey" Gerson took place in 1937 in Fieldon. He died April 17, 1975. She had been a caregiver at the Jersey County Health Department and helped her husband on the family hog farm. She was a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ and Modern Woodsmen of America. Survivors include one daughter, Renee Gerson of Fieldon; one son and his wife, Gary and Lynn Gerson of Brighton; two grandchildren, Gennifer Gerson and Tony Parkers; and one great-grandchild, Gillyan Gerson. In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her loving parents; sisters, Alice Dabbs and infant Ruth Busch; and brothers, Virgil and Howard Busch. Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home, where the Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Friday, July 8. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fieldon United Church of Christ, Jersey County Relay for Life or Riverbend Humane Society & Animal Shelter.

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

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

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(5aa) George and Mabel (Fredenburg) Busch's daughter Ruth Rowena Busch was born 11-25-1915 in Jersey County, IL. She died 5-15-1916. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(6a) Siegel and Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch's son Roy Edward Busch, born 1902, Jersey County, Illinois, died 19-10-1989.Roy Edward Busch, 87, died Oct. 19, 1989, at Searcy (Arkansas) hospital. Born in Otter Creek Township, he was the son of the late Sigel Francis & OtHilda (Brockmeyer) Busch. On July 30, 1920, he married Gertrude M Argretta (Brown) Busch in Jerseyville. She died March 23, 1984.

Surviving are 1 son, Robert Edward Busch of Fairfield Bay; 2 grandsons; and 3 great grandchildren. Preceded him in death were 4 brothers, Charles, Francis, George and Carl Busch; and 1 sister, Bertha Maguire. Graveside services were conducted Oct. 21 in Hannibal, MO. Smith funeral home of Hannibal handled arrangements.

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(7a) Siegel and Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch's son William H. Busch was born in 1887 in Jersey County, Il. He died in 1897. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(5) Henry and Anna Marie (Lechtermann) Brockmeyer's daughter Anna Catherine Brockmeyer was born 9-26-1863 in Jersey County, IL. She died 11-18-1890. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(6) Henry and Anna Marie (Lechtermann) Brockmeyer's daughter Louisa Brockmeyer was born 11-9-1870 in Jersey County, IL. She died 8-2-1903. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

Amos Halstead Woolsey

Amos Halstead Woolsey was born Dec. 17, 1844 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, and died Dec. 11, 1932 in Jersey County, Illinois. He was buried in Oak grove cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He was a son of Amos Halstead Woolsey born Abt. 1774 in Half Moon Town, Albany, New York, and died September 16, 1869 in IL - Morgan County, and his 3rd wife Eunice Alma Sales. He married 1st Phebe Bailey Abt. 1806, daughter of Jacob Bailey and Bathsheba Brush. She died Aft. 1822 in IL. He married 2nd unknown. He married 3rd Eunice Alma Sales 1840 in OH - Ashtabula County. She was born March 13, 1816 in NY, and died October 04, 1895. Amos Halstead Woolsey and his 1st wife Phebe Bailey's son Amos Halstead Woolsey married Hannah Alice Farmer born July 4, 1858 in Indiana, and died Dec. 13, 1928 in Illinois, the daughter of Eli and Eliza (Prough) Farmer. Children of Amos Halstead Woolsey and Hannah Alice Farmer were-Stephen H. Woolsey born 1875; Eliza Woolsey born 1877; John B. Woolsey born 1878; Inez Ina Lucy Woolsey born 1880; Mary Marie Woolsey born 1881; Miles Woolsey born 1883; Lulu Woolsey born 1885; Georgia Woolsey born 1887; Jessie Woolsey born 1889; Stella Woolsey born 1891; Amos Daniel Woolsey born 1895; and Herbert Cotton Woolsey born 1898.

(Note: Amos Halstead Woolsey's father Amos Halstead Woolsey was born Abt. 1774 in Schnectady Co., Half Moon Town, Albany, New York, and died September 16, 1869 in Waverly, Morgan County, IL. He was buried in Woolsey Cemetery, Centerville, Morgan Co., IL. He married 1st Phebe Bailey Abt. 1806, daughter of Jacob Bailey and Bathsheba Brush. She died Aft. 1822 in IL. He married 2nd unknown. He married 3rd Eunice Alma Sales 1840 in OH - Ashtabula County. She was born March 13, 1816 in NY, and died October 04, 1895. Children from Amos Halstead Woolsey and his 1st wife Phebe Bailey were-James D. Woolsey born 1805; Bathsheba Woolsey born 1808; Joseph Benjamin Woolsey born 1809; George Washington Woolsey born 1813; Henry O. Woolsey born 1814; and Aaron P. Woolsey born 1822. Child of Amos Halstead Woolsey and his 2nd wife Unknown was Wren Woolsey. Children of Amos Halstead Woolsey and his 3rd wife Eunice Alma Sales were-Phebe Ann Woolsey born 1841; Susanna Woolsey born 1843; Amos Halstead Woolsey born 1844; Daniel Woolsey born 1847; Sarah Woolsey born 1849; Caroline E. Woolsey born 1853; and Mary Woolsey born 1854.)

(Note: Amos Halstead Woolsey traces his ancestry back to England to George Woolsey Sr. (son of William) born 1584 in Langhale-Kirstead, Norfolk, England, and died 1629 in Rotterdam, Zuid (South) Holland, Nederland. He married Frances Roberts Abt 1608 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She was born 1585, and died August 04, 1652 in op Draeijbreg, Rotterdam, Zuid Holland, Nederland and was buried August 04, 1652, Dutch Reformed Church, Rotterdam, Zuid, Holland, Nederland. George Woolsey Sr. and Frances Roberts's son George "Joris" Woolsey was baptized May 15, 1616 Church of St. Nicholas in Great Yarmouth, and died August 17, 1698 in NY - Jamaica, Queens, Long Island. He married Rebecca Cornell December 09, 1647 in NY - New Amsterdam, New Netherland, daughter of Thomas Cornell and Rebecca Briggs. She was baptized January 13, 1629/30 in EN - Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Saffron, Walden, Essex, and died February 05, 1712/13 in NY - Jamaica, Queens. George "Joris" Woolsey and Rebecca Cornell's son Thomas Woolsey was born April 10, 1655 in NY - Hempstead, Long Island, Nieuw Nederlandt, christened on 11 Apr 1655 in "Ye Englandlish Church by Mr. Denton" (Newtown (Middleburgh), Long Island), and died 1742 in NY - Bedford, Westchester. He was buried in the Old Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Westchester, NY and then removed to the Union Cemetery in Bedford, Westchester, NY. Thomas married Ruth Baylis January 11, 1683/84 in NY - Jamaica, Queens, Long Island 11 Jan 1684, daughter of John Baylis and Rebecca Stillwell. She was born 1660 in NY - Queens/Flushing, Long Island, and died 1739 in NY - Bedford, Westchester. She was buried in Old Cemetery, Bedford, Westchester, New York. Thomas Woolsey and Ruth Baylis's son Richard Woolsey was born in 1697 in Jamaica, Queens County, New York and died in 1779. His burial was in Union Cemetery, Bedford, Westchester County, New York. He married Sarah Fowler abt. 1700 in New York. Richard Woolsey and Sarah Fowler's son Henry C. Woolsey was born 1734 in NY - Bedford, Westchester, and died 1811 in NY - Marlborough, Ulster. He married Abigail Wright 1754 in NY - Westchester. She was born 1730 in NY - Bedford, Westchester, and died 1830 in OH - Willoughby, Lake. Henry C. Woolsey and Abigail Wright's son Daniel Woolsey was born 1755 in NY - Marlborough, Ulster, and died 1845. He married Anna (Fuller) Halstead 1779 in NY - Albany, daughter of James Halstead and Elizabeth. She was born 1762 in NY - Salem, Westchester, and died 1830 in OH - Ashtabula County. Rev. War Vet Daniel Woolsey (who md Ann Halstead) was the son of another Rev. War Veteran Henry Woolsey, born 1734 in Bedford, Westchester, New York and died 1811 in Marlborough, Ulster, New York. Daniel and Anna (Halstead) Woolsey were the parents Amos Halstead Woolsey born Abt. 1774 in Schnectady Co., Half Moon Town, Albany, New York, and died September 16, 1869 in Waverly, Morgan County, IL.)

(Note: Amos Halstead Woolsey was also said to be a descendant of or related to Cardinal Thomas Woolsey/Wolsey (1475-1530), Cardinal, Archbishop of York, and Lord Chancellor to King Henry VIII of England.)

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(1) Amos Halstead Woolsey and Hannah Alice (Farmer) Woolsey's son Stephen H. Woolsey was born April 12, 1874 in Illinois, and died Nov. 23, 1941. His burial was in Jersey County, Illinois. He married Eva J. Hutchens, daughter of Elkanah Hutchens and Lucy J. (Anderson) Hutchens. Children of Stephen H. Woolsey and Eva J. Hutchens were-Alice R. Woolsey; Mildred R. Woolsey; Jaunita Woolsey; Celia May Woolsey, Lester W. Woolsey; Steven Phillip Woolsey; and Amos Woolsey.

(Note: Here is some genealogy information about Stephen H. Woolsey's wife Eva J. Hutchens's father Elkanah Hutchens from the History of Greene and Jersey Counties Illinois Book----ELKANAH DELANEY HUTCHENS is the only one of the family of Elkanah Hutchens that now resides in Greene county. He was born here, Dec. 11, 1845, and has never made his home permanently in any other place. He was married Nov. 10, 1871, to Sarah A. Bell. By that marriage there was one child - Clara, who died in infancy. Mrs. Hutchens, died Sept. 20, 1874. On the 17th of Feb., 1876, Mr. Hutchens was again married to Lucy J. Anderson, daughter of Samuel Anderson, who resides in Kane township. By this marriage there are three children - Eva J., Clarence Elmer and Walter A. Mr. Hutchens has 480 acres of valuable land, all in T. 9, R. 12, and is one of the enterprising, energetic farmers of that community. He has been engaged in teaching school in this county since 1865, except about five years, in which he devoted most of his time to farming. During the years of his teaching, he has always attended to his farm during the summer months. In 1885 he was elected, at the first election under new organization, as clerk of Woodville township for the ensuing year. Mr. and Mrs. Hutchens are members of the Baptist church.

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(1a) Stephen H. Woolsey and Eva J. (Hutchens) Woolsey's son Lester W. Woolsey was born in Jersey County, Illinois. He died February 22, 1989 at Jersey Community hospital in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois at age 76. He married Fay Cope. She was born in Jersey County, Illinois October 23, 1913, a daughter of Jerry & Gussie (Gunterman) Cope. She died July l6, 1967 at Normandy Osteopathic hospital, St. Louis County, Missouri. They are both buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Lester W. Woolsey's and his 1st wife Fay (Cope) Woolsey had 4 children-2 sons, Rodney W Woolsey, and Arbie D Woolsey; and 2 daughters, Eva Sharol (Woolsey) Backues, and Sandra K. (Woolsey) Stanley. After his 1st wife's death Lester W. Woolsey married 2nd Edith Dwyer, September 21, 1969, in Jersey County, Illinois.

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Stephen H. Woolsey and Eva J. (Hutchens) Woolsey's son Lester W. Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 02-22-1989. Lester W Woolsey, 76, died February 22 at Jersey Community hospital. He was a self-employed barber for 30 years retiring in 1972. He was born in Jersey County, son of the late Steven & Eva (Hutchens) Woolsey. He married Edith (Dwyer) Woolsey, September 21, 1969, in Jersey County, and she survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Rodney W Woolsey, Jerseyville and Arbie D Woolsey, Yucaipa, CA; 2 daughters, Eva Sharol Backeus and Sandra K Stanley, both of Bellville; 2 stepsons, Harold Tucker, Ft Madison, WI, and Clifford A Tucker, Jerseyville; 2 stepdau, Phyllis Frazier, Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; and many g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 stepson, Reginald D Tucker, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there with Revs Earl Clagg and Joy Settles officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Foundation or American Heart Assoc.

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Lester W. Woolsey's 1st wife Fay (Cope) Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 07-16-1967. Fay Woolsey, 53 years, 8 months, 23 days, died July l6, at Normandy Osteopathic hospital, St. Louis County, where she had been a patient for 4 days. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl Clagg, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was a daughter of Jerry & Gussie (Gunterman) Cope, Jerseyville and was born in Jersey County, October 23, 1913. Surviving is are her husband, Lester W Woolsey; her parents; 2 sons, Rodney W Woolsey, S Roxana, and Arbie D Woolsey, Redlands, CA; 2 daughters, Mrs Norman Backues, and Mrs Dale Stanley, Bethalto; 10 grandchildren; 2 bros, Virgil and Robert Cope, Jerseyville; and 3 sisters, Mrs Thelma Leidner, Greenville, Mrs Everett Bain, Belleville, and Mrs Alberta Fox, Jerseyville. One brother, Russell Cope preceded her in death.

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(1aa) Lester W. Woolsey's and his 1st wife Fay (Cope) Woolsey's daughter Eva Sharol (Woolsey) Backeus's husband Norman Dean Backues's obituary - Norman Dean Backues, 80, of Dallas, Texas born July 1, 1935, in Belle, Mo., passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Carrollton, Texas. Norm graduated in 1953 from Belle High School. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, and was a graduate of The Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin class of 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1957 and spent much of his time in Beiruit, Lebanon. He was awarded the Soldier's Medal prior to his honorable discharge in July 1959. Norm was preceded in death by his parents, Rainey Lee and Sopha, nee Shanks, Backues; a sister, Edith Scronce of O'Fallon, Mo.; and a nephew, Terry Lee Scronce. Norm is survived by his beloved wife, Eva Sharol, nee Woolsey, Backues, with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage on Oct. 23, 2015. Norm and Eva Sharol spent many wonderful years raising their family in Belleville, Ill., and later enjoyed their retirement years in Dallas, Texas. Norm is also survived by a son, Lyndell "Lindy" Backues and daughter-in-law, Donna of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters, Michelle, nee Backues, Matthews and son-in-law, Truitt of Dallas, Texas, and Angie Backues-Petersen and son-in-law, Raphael Freeman of Philadelphia, Pa. Norm was "Papa" to his eight grandchildren, Aubrey Backues and Rainey Backues of Philadelphia, Pa., Meredith, nee Matthews, Burns and her husband, Justin of Ft. Worth, Texas, Wil Matthews and Layne Matthews of Dallas, Texas, and Sadie Petersen, Ella Petersen and Micaiah Backues-Freeman of Philadelphia, Pa. He leaves behind his dear brother, Jared "Jerry" Backues of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Earl Scronce of O'Fallon, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and his dearest lifelong friends. Norm's lifelong involvement in banking can be attributed to his parents who started a bank in Belle, Mo. Norm began his banking career in 1959 with the Mercantile Commerce National Bank in Midtown, St. Louis, Mo. In 1962 he joined the Edgemont Bank and Trust in East St. Louis, Ill., as assistant cashier in charge of bank operations. He advanced rapidly and was soon promoted to cashier and named a director of the bank. He was later named president of BancServices, Inc. which was the auditing division serving the 5 MidAmerica Banks. In 1971, Norm assisted in the formation of the Metropolitan Bank in Alton and was named president and member of the board of the newly formed bank. Norm also negotiated the purchase and eventual merger of the Carbondale National Bank into what was later to be known as the MidAmerica Banking group. In 1984 Norm's vision of seeing a desperate need for quality bank auditing for community banks prompted him to form his own bank auditing company, Norman Backues and Associates, Inc. (NBA, INC.). That firm quickly gained state wide recognition for providing outstanding bank audits and consulting services. In 2000, when Norm retired as the founder and president of NBA, Inc. the company had served approximately 130 community banks, ranging in asset size from $2.9 million to $7 billion by providing internal audits, compliance audits, and management services. The company's client base was located in Illinois and six other states plus Washington, D.C. Anyone acquainted with Norm knew of his tireless devotion to his wife, his family, and to his community. As chairman of the 1977-78 United Way Campaign of Greater St. Clair County, Norm spearheaded a drive that raised a record $635,000. In addition to the United Way, he served his community as a member of The West End Rotary Club, Belleville, Ill. He also served as president of the Wolf Branch school board, and as president of the Bi-County YMCA where he also served as fund raising chairman for two years. Even into his retirement years, Norm enjoyed staying active. For years he was an avid racquetball player, and besides daily jogging and walking, his favorite past time was cycling. Norm was also an avid water skier and loved boating with his family and friends. He will be also be remembered for his unmatched devotion to the baseball Cardinals. In the last two years, Norm fought bravely against dementia, a disease that would take him from those who loved him dearly. To his family and friends, Norm leaves a powerful legacy of love, integrity, and commitment to his family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, Pa. 18901. Funeral: A private graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., will be followed by a memorial service open to the public at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016, at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1200 Moreland Dr., Belleville, Ill.

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(2a) Stephen H. Woolsey and Eva J. (Hutchens) Woolsey's daughter Celia Mae (Woolsey) Young's obituary - YOUNG. Died 11-08-1981. Celia Mae Young, died at Barnes hospital in St. Louis at 3 pm November 8. Born in Jerseyville, she was a daughter of the late Steve & Eva (Hutchens) Woolsey. Her survivors are her husband, Carl Young whom she married October 29, 1949 in Carlinville; 3 sons, Leo Gardner of Godfrey, Raymond Gardner, Brighton and Joseph of East Alton; 2 daughters, Peggy Ballard, Wood River and Dixie Meyer, Delhi; 14 grandchildren and 10 g-grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers, Lester Woolsey and Amos Woolsey of Jerseyville; 2 sisters, Alice Balcom, Jerseyville, and Juanita Beckerman, St. Louis. She was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Philip Woolsey, and 1 sister, Mildred Woolsey. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Ron Woodrun officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation was held from 4-9 Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.

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(2) Amos Halstead Woolsey and Hannah Alice (Farmer) Woolsey's son Amos Daniel Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 03-02-1952. Amos Daniel Woolsey, 57 years, 11 months, 11 days, a resident of St. Louis for the past 35 years, died March 2, at Missouri Baptist hospital. He was son of the late Amos & Alice (Farmer) Woolsey and was born at Fidelity on March 21, 1894. He was employed for 35 years with Paramont Shoe Company, St. Louis. Surviving is are his wife, Ardell (Margolf) Woolsey, 3 sons, Porter L, Elmer M and Harold W Woolsey; 1 step daughter, Mrs Vrenell Heath all of St. Louis; 6 grandchildren; 3 bros, Hersbert Woolsey, Miles Woolsey and John Woolsey, Jerseyville; 6 sisters, Mrs Eliza Collenberger and Mrs Stella Carroll, Jerseyville, Mrs Inez Felker, E ST Louis, Mrs Georgia Meyer and Mrs Marie Howard, St. Louis and Mrs Jessie Lyman, Peoria.

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(3) Amos Halstead Woolsey and Hannah Alice (Farmer) Woolsey's son Herbert "Cotton" Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 11-1959. Herbert "Cotton" Woolsey, 61 years, 10 months, 6 days, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Community hospital, where he had been taker for treatment on Saturday nite. Funeral services were conduct at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville on November 11. Rev Earl Dickey, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was a son of the late Amos & Alice (Farmer) Woolsey and was born in fidelity, January 2, 1898. Surviving is are his wife, Bessie Woolsey; 1 son, Donald Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 step-sons, Ray Alexander, Jerseyville and Fred Alexander, Peoria; 1 brother, John W Woolsey, Jerseyville; 5 sisters, Mrs Tim Carroll and Mrs Liza Collenberger, Jerseyville, Mrs Jesse Lyman, Peoria, Mrs Mary Howard, St. Louis and Mrs William Telker, E St. Louis, and 16 grandchildren.

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(4) Amos Halstead Woolsey and Hannah Alice (Farmer) Woolsey's son John B. Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 10-29-1968. John B Woolsey, 90, died October 29, at Jersey Community hospital where he had been hospitalized for 3 weeks. The retired tiler had resided in Jerseyville. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements. Rev Carlton Christenson, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was son of the late Amos & Alice (Farmer) Woolsey and was born in Jersey County on July 22, 1878. He was an honorary member of the Local Eagles Lodge. Surviving is are 1 daughter, Mrs Clifford (Thelma) Alexander, Jerseyville, 3 sons, Clifton and Russell Woolsey, Jerseyville and Paul E Woolsey, St. Louis; 5 grandchildren; 5 g-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs Eliza Collenberger and Mrs Stella Carroll of Jerseyville and Mrs Jess Lyman, Peoria. His wife, Jennie (Estham) Woolsey, preceded him in death.

Daniel Woolsey

Daniel Woolsey was born in June 1847 and died in 1931. He was a son of Amos Halstead Woolsey and his 3rd wife Eunice Alma Sales. Daniel married Laura Chism born Dec. 1860, died in 1933, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Hayes) Chism. They are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. Children of Daniel Woolsey and Laura Chism were-Dora B. Woolsey born 1877; Sarah Woolsey born 1879; Lydia Woolsey born 1880; Edward Woolsey born 1886; Laura W. Woolsey born 1889; Ida D. Woolsey born 1891; Viola Woolsey born 1893; Amy A. Woolsey born 1895; Amos H. Woolsey born 1895; Cora Woolsey born 1897; and Flora Woolsey born 1897.

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(1) Daniel Woolsey and Laura (Chism) Woolsey's son Amos Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 20-01-1973. Amos Woolsey, 77, a farmer of rural Edwardsville, died January 20, at St. Joseph hospital, Highland. He was born March 24, 1895, in Jersey Co. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs Frank (Irma) Eisler, Jerseyville; 6 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; 7 sisters, Mrs Alice Powel, Medora, Mrs Flora Wheeler, McLeansboro, Mrs Lydia Martin, Mrs Eunice Mattis, Mrs Ida Brooks and Mrs Lavinia Mourning, Jerseyville. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Dauderman Mortuaary, Hamel with Burial in Immanuel Cemetery near Hamel.

(Note: Amos Woolsey married my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's 1st cousin Augusta (Gussie) Kraushaar, the daughter of my mother's uncle Frank Kraushaar and his 1st wife Ida Houseman. Frank and Ida (Houseman) Kraushaar's daughter Augusta "Gussie" E. Kraushaar was born 9-26-1896 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 8-17-1972 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married 1st Amos H. Woolsey 12-27-1913 in Jersey Co., IL. He was born March 24, 1895, in Jersey Co., IL, and died 01-20-1973 in Highland, IL. His burial was in Immanuel Cemetery near Hamel, IL. She married 2nd a man whose last name was Baxter. Amos H. Woolsey and Augusta "Gussie" E. (Kraushaar) Woolsey Baxter had a daughter-Irma Woolsey who married Frank Eisler.)

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(1a) Amos Woolsey and Augusta "Gussie" E. (Kraushaar) Woolsey Baxter's daughter Irma Woolsey was born in Jersey Co., IL, and died 2-2-1996 in Jersey Co., IL. She married Frank L. Eisler. He died 2-11-1998 in Jersey Co., IL. He was a son of Michael and Mary Christine Eisler, and a grandson of Frank and Rosa (Enghaus) Eisler. Both Frank and Irma (Woolsey) Eisler were buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Children of Frank and Irma (Woolsey) Eisler were-Ronald Dean Eisler, Robert Leroy Eisler, Arthur Michael Eisler, Mrs. Joetta Marie (Eisler) Lott, Mrs. William Hardy, Mrs. Morris Long, and Mrs. James Martin.

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(1aa) Amos H. Woolsey and Augusta "Gussie" E. (Kraushaar) Woolsey Baxter's grandson and their daughter Irma (Woolsey) Eisler's son Ronald Dean Eisler's obituary - Funeral services for Ronald Dean Eisler, sixteen year old Jerseyville youth, were held from Gubser Funeral Home to the First Baptist Church, Wednesday afternoon, Mar 19 at 2 o'clock. Rev Carl Moman, pastor of the Church officiated at the services and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Ronald Dean's death occurred suddenly Monday afternoon, March 17 at 2:45 at the home of his parents on Lincoln Avenue. An inquest into his death will be conducted by Coroner Rodney C. Jacoby. The youth was a son of Frank and Irma Woolsey Eisler and he was born Aug 5, 1941 in Jerseyville. He was aged sixteen years, seven months and twelve days. Surviving Ronald Dean in addition to his parents are two brothers, Robert Leroy Eisler of Otterville and Arthur Michael Eisler of Jerseyville; four sisters, Mrs Morris Long, Mrs William Hardy and Miss Joetta Marie Eisler of Jerseyville and Mrs James Martin of Carlinville; his maternal grandmother, Mrs Augusta Baxter of Jerseyville and his maternal grandfather, Amos Woolsey of Edwardsville.

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(1aaa) Amos Woolsey and Augusta "Gussie" E. (Kraushaar) Woolsey Baxter's great granddaughter and their daughter Irma (Woolsey) Eisler's granddaughter Tina Marie Lott's obituary - Unknown newspaper, 29 Mar. 1973: Graveside services were conducted Wednesday morning at Oak Grove cemetery for Tina Marie Lott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Lott of Jerseyville, who died at Alton memorial hospital an hour after birth on 26 march. Rev. Everett Chambers, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. In addition to her parents she is survived by two brothers, Brad Allen Lott, 5, and Chad Edward Lott, 2. Mrs. Lott is the former Joetta Marie Eisler. Gubser funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

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(2) Daniel Woolsey and Laura (Chism) Woolsey's son Thomas Edward "Ed" Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 26-05-1967. Thomas Edward "Ed" Woolsey, 80 years, 08 months, 19 days, died May 26, at Greenlawn Nursing home where he had resided for 3 months. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev W Louis Purcell, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was son of the late Daniel & Laura (Chism) Woolsey and was born in Greene County on September 7, 1886. Most of his life was spent in the Jerseyville area. Surviving are his wife, Mary E Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs C W (Mildred) Yocom, Fenton, MO, and Mrs Loran (Josephine) Holtman, Mt Vernon; 2 sons, Joseph D and William A Woolsey of Jerseyville; 7i grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, George Woolsey, Kane and Amos Woolsey, Edwardsville; 8 sisters, Mrs Lydia Martin, Mrs Eunice Mattis, Mrs Ida Brooks, Mrs Willis (Viola) Brooks, and Mrs Russell Mourning, Jerseyville, Mrs Maude Herman, Eldred, Mrs Alice Powell of Medora and Mrs Flora---incomplete.

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(1a) Edward & Mary Elizabeth (Foster) Woolsey's son William Albert Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 02-10-1979. William Albert Woolsey, 55, of Jerseyville died October 2 at Jersey Community hospital. He had been ill for some time with heart trouble. Services were held at United Methodist Church with Rev R E George officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was born March 5, 1824 in Jerseyville, son of the late Edward & Mary Elizabeth (Foster) Woolsey. He was a WW II Veteran, and a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was employed as custodian at Community Unit 100 School Dist. Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Fredenburg) Woolsey whom he married February 6, 1944; 1 son, Gregg; 2 daughters, Connie Loy and Linda Howland, all of Jerseyville; 1 brother, Joseph Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 sisters, Mildred Yocom, House Springs, Mo and Josephine Holtman of Indianapolis, IN; and 3 grandchildren. Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion and VFW.

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