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Augustus "August" Biederman

Augustus "August" Biederman was born in 1833. He died in 1905 at his home 9 miles northwest of Jerseyville, IL in English Township, Jersey County, IL. He served as town clerk for many years. Rev Wm. Gaither officiated at the funeral held from the family home. His burial was in Armstrong Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Augustus Biederman's obituary - Augustus Biederman, died at his home 9 miles northwest in English Township. He served as town clerk for many years. Rev Wm. Gaither officiated at the funeral held from family home.

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Augustus "August" Biederman married Lena (Frank) Spiers, born 11-05-1854, Calhoun County, Illinois, buried Armstrong cemetery. Lena Biederman, 64, died at her home 6 1/2 miles west of Jerseyville. She was born in Calhoun county May 11, 1854. May 10, 1877 she married August Biedermann.

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Lena Biederman's obituary - Lena Biederman, born 11-05-1854, Calhoun County, Illinois, buried Armstrong cemetery. Lena Biederman, 64, died at her home 6 1/2 miles west of Jerseyville. She was born in Calhoun county May 11, 1854. May 10, 1877 she married August Biedermann. They were parents of 8 children 4 sons & 4 daughters. Those living are Mrs. Henry Hand of Alton, Mrs. Fred Mowen near Kane, Otto of Fieldon, Henry, William and Miss Lucile, living at home. German Luthern church of Fieldon. Leaves 1 brother 6 children, 10 grandchildren. Funeral from home with Rev. F. O. Wilson officiating. Burial in Armstrong cemetery.

(Researcher note: I have the census records and marriage record of Lena Frank who married August Biedermann on 10 May 1877 in Calhoun County. Her parents were John Frank born about 1832 in Belgium and Sophine (Sophia) Daack born about 1830 in Hanover.~ Bonnie Sutton Hayes)

Augustus "August" Biederman and Lena (Frank) Spiers Biederman were parents of 8 children 4 sons & 4 daughters-Otto Biedeman, Emma Biederman, Mrs. Fred Mowen, Henry Biederman, William Biederman, and Lucille Biederman (I don't know the names of 2 of their children)

(1) Augustus "August" and Lena (Frank) Spiers Biederman's son Otto F. "Pete" Biederman was born in 1886 in Jersey County, IL, and died in 1942 in Jersey County, IL. His burial was in Armstrong Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Anna Freand, born 12-13-1886, Jersey County, Illinois, and died 03-19-1953.

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Anna (Freand) Biederman's obituary - Anna (Freand) Biederman, born 12-13-1886, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-19-1953. Anna Biederman, 66 yrs, 3 mo, and 6 days, resident of Pleasant St., died March 19, at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs Biederman was a daughter of the late Barney & Rose Mary (Kraushaar) Freand and was born in Jersey county, Dec. 13, 1886. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Clarence Krause, Mrs. Gladys Watts and Mrs. Lewis Ballard of Jerseyville; 1 son, Leo Biederman of Jerseyville; 3 brothers, John and Louis Freand of Jerseyville and Henry Freand of Kane; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jud Forster of Jerseyville and Mrs. Arnold Freer of Godfrey; incomplete.

(Note: Anna (Freand) Biederman was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her mother Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand was my mother's aunt, and a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar)

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Otto F. "Pete" and Anna (Freand) Biederman had 5 children-Lovie Biederman, Gladys Biederman, Edna Biederman, Leo Biederman, and Zella Mae Biederman.

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(1a) Otto F. "Pete" and Anna (Freand) Biederman's daughter Lovie Leona Biederman was born March 8, 1912, in Jersey County, IL. She died, age 92, at 11 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She married Clarence George Krause at the Evangel Reformed Church in Fieldon on Oct. 26, 1932. He died Nov. 27, 1999. She was a homemaker and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville for five years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

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Her survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Hubert H. Ringhausen of Jerseyville; two grandchildren, Marilyn Kay and Charles Ambrose of Coppell, Texas and Stanley Alan Ringhausen of Godfrey; and one great-granddaughter, Laura Kay Ambrose. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Watts, Zella Mae Burch and Edna Ballard; and one brother, Leo Biederman. Her Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, Madison County, IL.

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Lovie Leona (Biederman) Krause's obituary - 05/26/2004 Lovie Leona Krause, 92, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born March 8, 1912, in Jersey County to the late Otto F. "Pete" and Anna J. (Freand) Biederman. She married Clarence George Krause at the Evangel Reformed Church in Fieldon on Oct. 26, 1932. He died Nov. 27, 1999. She was a homemaker and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville for five years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Hubert H. Ringhausen of Jerseyville; two grandchildren, Marilyn Kay and Charles Ambrose of Coppell, Texas and Stanley Alan Ringhausen of Godfrey; and one great-granddaughter, Laura Kay Ambrose. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Watts, Zella Mae Burch and Edna Ballard; and one brother, Leo Biederman. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. to the time of services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Stan Martin officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville.

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(2a) Otto F. "Pete" and Anna (Freand) Biederman's daughter Gladys Biederman married Eugene L. Watts 5-2-1930 in Jersey County, IL. She is deceased. She lived in Jerseyville, IL.

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(3a) Otto F. "Pete" and Anna (Freand) Biederman's daughter Edna Biederman married Lewis Ballard. She is deceased. She lived in Jerseyville, IL.

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(4a) Otto F. "Pete" and Anna (Freand) Biederman's son Leo Sherman, died 3-30-1956. Leo Biederman, 39, a Jerseyville resident, died Friday March 30, 1956 at Jersey Community hospital. He was born 22-07-1916, Jersey County, Illinois. His burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was in the hospital for treatment of a heart ailment. He had been in ill health for some time.

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He was employed as a crane hooker at Olin Mathieson corporation in Alton. He was a member of the Jerseyville Eagles Lodge. Surviving him were his wife, Louise (Dowdall) Biederman, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Gladys Watts, Mrs. Clarence Krause and Mrs. Lewis Ballard, all of Jerseyville.

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(5a) Otto F. "Pete" and Anna (Freand) Biederman's daughter Zella Mae Biederman is deceased. She married Fred Burch 6-18-1925 in Jersey County, IL. They had 5 children-Norman Burch, Gene Burch of Godfrey; 3 Sisters, Rosella Hinson of Otterville, Ruth Crotchett of Shipman and Anna Roebuck of Roodhouse

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(1aa) Fred and Zella Mae (Biederman) Burch's son Norman Frederick Burch, born 08-04-1932, Greene County, Illinois, died 11-06-1991, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Norman Fredrick Burch, 59, died unexpectedly June 11, 1991, at Jersey Community hospital, Jerseyville. He was a machinist at Owen-Illinois in Godfrey. Born on Apr. 8, 1932, in Greene County, he was the son of the late Fred & Zella (Biederman) Burch.

On Oct. 15, 1950, in Arkansas, he married the former Dimple Mae White, and she survives. Also surviving are 1 son Randy Burch of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Judy Woolsey of Jerseyville and Sherry Laird of Grafton; 8 grandchildren; 1 brother, Gene Burch of Godfrey; 3 Sisters, Rosella Hinson of Otterville, Ruth Crotchett of Shipman and Anna Roebuck of Roodhouse; and stepmother, Thelma Burch of Jerseyville. His burial was in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

(2) Augustus "August" and Lena (Frank) Spiers Biederman's daughter Emma Biederman married James Henry Hand 12-16-1896. They lived in Alton, IL. James Henry Hand and Emma (Biederman) Hand had these children-Bill Hand, Nelson Hand, Maurice Hand, John Hand, Sherman Hand, Don Hand, Florence (Sis) Hand, and Esther E. Hand.

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(1aa) Augustus "August" and Lena (Frank) Spiers Biederman's granddaughter and James Henry Hand and Emma (Biederman) Hand's daughter Esther E. (Hand) Losch's obituary - Esther E. Losch, 87, passed away at 1:43 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at Eldercare in Alton. She was born on March 24, 1921, in Alton to Henry and Emma (Beirderman) Hand. She was an active member of Saint Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughters, Penny Bodine of Godfrey and Susan Butler of Edgehill, Mo.; sons, Joeseph Losch Jr. of Alton, Michael Losch of Alton and Frank Losch of Cottage Hills; sister, Eva Papini of Woodburn, Ore.; sons-in-law, Tim Richey of Grafton and Mont Bodine of Alton; special niece, Stephanie Munson of Alton; 13 grandchildren, Traci Walker, Flea and Lisa Bodine, Andy Butler, Libby and Jason Wittman, Katie Butler, Alex Butler, Corey and Amy Losch, Allyson Losch, Tiffany and Ben Lubinski, Jill and Todd Honchell, Jason Cunningham, Jennifer and Helen Losch; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Ann Richey; her brothers, Bill, Nelson, Maurice, John, Sherman and Don Hand; and her sister, Florence (Sis) Newcome. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Fr. Roger Schoenhofen will officiate. Burial will be at Saint Joseph's Cemetery before the funeral service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Saint Vincent De Paul at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com.

(3) Augustus "August" and Lena (Frank) Spiers Biederman had a daughter who married Fred Mowen. I don't have any other information about her or her family.

(4) Augustus "August" and Lena (Frank) Spiers Biederman had a son Henry Biederman. I don't have any information about Henry Biederman.

(5) Augustus "August" and Lena (Frank) Spiers) Biederman's son William A. Biederman was born in 1891, and died in 1942. He is buried in Armstrong Cemetery, English Township, Jesey County, IL.

(6) Augustus "August" and Lena (Frank) Spiers Biederman's daughter Lucille Biederman was born 02-23-1893 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died 05-31-1973 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Lucille Biederman's obituary - Lucille Biederman, born 02-22-1893, Jersey County, Illinois, died 31-05-1973, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Lucille Biederman, 80, died at Jersey Community hospital, May 31. Funeral services were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev James A. Connett officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Feb. 23, 1893 in Jersey County the daughter of August & Lena (Spiers) Biederman. Only survivors were nieces and nephews.

John Meinolph Vahle aka Johan Vahle

John Vahle, deceased, was born in Germany, July 25, 1817. He came to America when quite young, and settled in Maryland, where he remained a number of years, coming from there to Jersey county, Ill. He located in English township, where he purchased 80 acres of land, to which he afterwards added 40 acres. He was married in April 1852 to Mary M. Harris, daughter of Asa and Sarah Harris. They had eight children: Henry, now married to Dora Hooper, and living in English township; Louis, married to Lena Goetten, also living in English township; Anthony; Elizabeth, wife of Peter Dower; Caroline, Frank, and William. Mr. Vahle died March 18, 1873, and was buried in the Armstrong cemetery, in English township. Mrs. Vahle now owns 280 acres of land, with 200 acres in English township, and the remainder on section 10, Jersey township, where she now resides. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Vahle has carried on the farm successfully, adding to it 160 acres, and making many improvements. The family are members of the Catholic church of Jerseyville.

(Note: The above information about John Vahle was From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 470 - 550.)

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John Meinolph Vahle aka Johan Vahle, was born in Germany, July 25, 1817. He died March 18, 1873 in Jersey County, IL, and was buried in the Armstrong cemetery, in English township, Jersey County, IL. John Meinolph Vahle aka Johan Vahle bought 80 acres in English township in 1848. John Vahle married in April 1852 to Mary M. Harris, daughter of Asa and Sarah Harris. Mary was born May 4, 1828, and died Dec. 14, 1915 in Jersey County, IL. Her burial was in Saint Marys Cemetery, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois. John Vahle and Mary farmed in Jersey County Illinois. John Vahle and Mary M. (Harris) Vahle had 8 children-Henry Vahle (1854 - 1939); Louis Vahle (1857 - 1898); Anthony Vahle; Mary Elizabeth Vahle; Caroline M. Vahle (1864 - 1913); Frank Vahle (1867 - 1901); William Vahle (1870 - 1958); and another child I have been unable to identify.

(1) John and Mary (Harris) Vahle's son Henry Vahle was born in 1854, and died 1-11-1939 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Dorothy "Dora" Hooper, the daughter of George Hooper. She was born in Germany 8-21-1854, and died 12-9-1923 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Henry and Dorothy (Hooper) Vahle had 5 children-Charles Vahle, Clara Vahle, George Vahle, Anthony Vahle, and Willie Vahle.

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(1a) Henry and Dorothy (Hooper) Vahle's son Charles William Vahle was born im 1896 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-11-1945 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Lena M. Haushalter. She was the daughter of John Adam (Edward) Haushalter and Josephine (Springman) Haushalter. Lena M. Haushalter married Charles Vahle 8-23-1917 in Jersey County, IL.

(Note: Lena M. (Haushalter) Vahle was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her father John Adam Haushalter was my mother's uncle, and a brother to my mother's mother Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar)

Charles William and Lena M. (Haushalter) Vahle had 4 children-Ralph W. (Tom) Vahle, Lamar Vahle, Charlotte Vahle, and Marjorie Vahle.

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(1aa) Charles and Lena (Haushalter) Vahle's son Ralph W. "Tom" Vahle was born November 22, 1922 in Jerseyville, IL. He died, age 59, August 8, 1982 at St. Anthony hospital, in Alton, IL. He married Theresa Schroeder May 12, 1948 in Jerseyville, IL. She was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Carrollton, IL to William J. and Sophia (Holmes) Schroeder. She and Ralph W. "Tom" Vahle were married on May 12, 1948, in Jerseyville, IL. She died Dec. 10, 2006. Children of Ralph "Tom" Vahle and Teresa A. (Schroeder) Vahle were-Thomas A. Vahle and Jeanne Vahle.

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Charles and Lena (Haushalter) Vahle's son Ralph W. "Tom" Vahle's obituary - Ralph W. "Tom" Vahle of Godfrey died, age 59, August 8, 1982 at St. Anthony hospital, in Alton, IL. He had been in ill health for some time. He had retired in July as an electrical foreman at Laclede steel after 37 years service. The Marine Corps veteran had received the Navy Cross during WW II and had served in Korea.

Surviving him were his Wife, Theresa (Schroeder) Vahle, whom he married may 12, 1948 in Jerseyville; 1 Daughter, Jeanne Dick of Carlsbad, California; 1 son, Thomas A. Vahle of Alton; 4 grandchildren; 1 brother, Lamar Vahle of Jerseyville; and 2 sisters, Charlotte Bray and Marjorie Darr of Jerseyville. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic church, Godfrey with Rev. James Hill as celebrant. The Alton VFW conducted full military honors at the graveside at St. Patrick's cemetery, Alton. St. Ambrose church building fund and the American Cancer Society were suggested as memorials. Visitation at Gent Funeral Home, Alton.

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Ralph "Tom" Vahle's wife Teresa A. (Schroeder) Vahle's obituary - Teresa A. (Schroeder) Vahle, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, in Kingman. She was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Carrollton to William J. and Sophia (Holmes) Schroeder. She and Ralph W. "Tom" Vahle were married on May 12, 1948, in Jerseyville. He died on Aug. 8, 1982. Before retiring in 1992 and heading west, she worked as a special education teacher's aide for 15 years in the Alton School District. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, where she served in the Altar Society, and was a member of St. Patrick's in Carlsbad, Calif.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Frank Dick of Kingman; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas A. and Cheryl Vahle of Bethalto; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Stone of Springfield, Ill; and will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Lena (Behnem) Schroeder; three brothers; Jon, Charles and Christopher Schroeder; and two sisters, Rose Woolsey and Ethel Bruns.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church, with Father Steve Pohlman officiating. Burial followed at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(1aaa) Ralph "Tom" Vahle and Teresa A. (Schroeder) Vahle's son Thomas A. Vahle's wife Cheryl Ann (Brookshire) Vahle's obituary - CHERYL VAHLE, GODFREY — Cheryl Ann Vahle, 54, of Godfrey, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was born Jan. 18, 1960, in Alton, the daughter of Edward and Joan Brookshire. She married Thomas Vahle on April 15, 1994, in Edwardsville, and he survives. Cheryl was a loving mother and wife who considered her grandchildren to be the love of her life. Socializing with her friends was important to her. She was a member of Crosspoint Church in South Roxana. In addition to her husband, Thomas, she is survived by two children and their spouses, Josh and Donna Curren of Rosewood Heights, and Ashley and Andrew Cheng of Alton; three grandchildren, Raylynne Curren, Gracie Curren and Kora Cheng; and her beloved dog, Lucy. She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Debbie, Linda and Dana; a brother, Ronnie; and a dog, Penny. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 5 A's Animal Shelter. Staten-Fine Funeral Home has assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.staten-fine.com.

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(2aa) Charles and Lena (Haushalter) Vahle's son Lamar F. Vahle was born 3/24/24 in Jerseyville, IL, and died 5/22/96. Funeral services were conducted by Jacoby Funeral Home, Jerseyville, IL. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jersryville, IL  He was an electrician at Laclede Steel Co. in Alton, IL for 41 years, retiring in 1983. He was also in the Military:  U.S. Army 1942-1945 World War II, an Airborne Paratrooper - European Theater - Five Major Jumps. The spouses of Lamar Vahle: Ann (Willis) Vahle  (deceased), Margret Vahle (deceased), and Phyllis M . (Baker) Vahle. The children of Lamar Vahle: Linda M. Vahle (deceased)  (3/18/48 - 5/25/48), Patricia L. Shaw, and Dennis R. Vahle. His best friend was Joe Molley, Jerseyville, IL.

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Lamar Vahle's wife Phyllis M. (Baker) Vahle's sister Esther F. (Baker) Burger's obituary - Esther F. Burger, 78, of Carrollton, died on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Born on May 19, 1930, in Jerseyville, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Verna McDade Baker. She married Gerald Burger on Oct. 4, 1947, in Carrollton, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1994. Surviving are three daughters, Bonna Bartz of Jacksonville, Brenda (husband, Dan) Young of Roodhouse and Shirley Ratliff of Carrollton; two sons, Kevin Burger of White Hall and Mike (wife, Sandy) Burger of Franklin; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and four sisters, Phyllis Vahle of Alton, Barb Howland of Carrollton, Wanda Hall of Carrollton and Eileen Hardwick of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant son, Steven; a sister, Evelyn Hardwick; a brother, Clayton Baker; and a son-in-law, Don Bartz. She was a member of Believers' Baptist Church. She had worked as a cook at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Carrollton for 10 years and as a janitor for the Carrollton Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will be at Carrollton City Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

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(3aa) Charles and Lena (Haushalter) Vahle's daughter Charlotte Vahle married Steve Bray and they had a son William (Bill) Bray. Charlotte Vahle was born in 1918 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 3-30-1987 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jersey Co., IL. She married William Stephen "Steve" Bray 5-16-1936 in Jersey Co., IL. He was born in 1910 in Jersey Co., IL, a son of William and Lela Mary (Healey) Bray. He died 11-27-1973 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jersey Co., IL. His mother Lela Mary (Healey) Bray was born 9-10-1881 in Jersey Co., IL, a daughter of Stephen and Alvina (Schaaf) Healey. She died 9-5-1931 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Ricwood Township, in Jersey Co., IL. William and Lela Mary (Healey) Bray also had a daughter Irene Bray born abt. 1908 in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL, and died December 10, 1986, at Wood River Township hospital, Madison Co., IL. She married Earl Fredenberg on November 7, 1932, in Jerseyville, IL. Lela Mary (Healey) Bray's 1st husband William Bray may have died bet. 1910 and 1920, and she married 2nd to a man whose last name was Green.

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Charlotte (Vahle) Bray's husband William Stephen "Steve" Bray's sister Irene B. (Bray) Fredenberg's obituary - Irene B. Fredenberg, 78, of East Alton, died December 10, 1986, at Wood River Township hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Grafton, she was the daughter of the late William & Lela (Heeley) Bray. She was an operator for International Shoe Co. until her retirement. She married Earl Fredenberg on November 7, 1932, in Jerseyville, and he survives. Also surviving is a brother, Allen Green of Washington state. Visitation and services were from Marks Mortuary in Wood River, with George Bell officiating. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto.

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(4aa) Charles and Lena (Haushalter) Vahle's daughter Marjorie Vahle was born in 1927 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died 11-02-1988 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in St. Francis cemetery in Jersey County, IL. Marjorie (Vahle) Darr, 61, died at 10:04 am Thursday, February 11, 1988, at Jersey Community hospital. She was born in Jerseyville, the daughter of the late Charles & Lena (Haushalter) Vahle. She married Stewart Darr on September 11, 1943, in Jerseyville and he is now deceased. Surviving are 1 daughter, Connie Russell of Jerseyville and 1 Son Gary Darr of Nokomis, IL (now deceased). Marjorie (Vahle) Darr's husband Stewart Darr was a son of Ira and Mary Marie (Bunzy) Darr.

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Charles and Lena (Haushalter) Vahle's daughter Marjorie (Vahle) Darr's obituary - Marjorie (Vahle) Darr, born 1927, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-02-1988, buried St. Francis cemetery. Marjorie Darr, 61, died at 10:04 am Thursday, February 11, 1988, at Jersey Community hospital. She was born in Jerseyville daughter of the late Charles & Lena (Haushalter) Vahle. She married Stewart Darr on September 11, 1943, in Jerseyville and he survives.

Also surviving are 1 daughter, Connie Russell of Jerseyville; 1 Son Gary Darr of Nokomis; 5 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Lamar Vahle of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by 1 sister, Charlotte Bray; and 1 brother, Ralph Vahle. Visitation will be 4-9 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where prayer service will be said at 7 pm. Funeral services will be at 11 am Saturday at the Funeral Home with Rev. William Hembrow officiating . Burial will be in St. Francis cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association.

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(2a) Henry and Dorothy (Hooper) Vahle's daughter Clara Vahle was born 5-16-1884, and died 6-28-1922. She married a man who's last name was Isringhausen and they lived in Alton, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. I don't have any other information about Clara or her family.

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(3a) Henry and Dorothy (Hooper) Vahle's son George E. Vahle died 9-12-1945. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. I don't have any other information about George E. Vahle.

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(4a) Henry and Dorothy (Hooper) Vahle's son Tony Vahle died 12-18-1956. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. I don't have any other information about Tony Vahle.

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(5a) Henry and Dorothy (Hooper) Vahle's son Willie Vahle died in infancy. He was born 12-25-1889 and died 4-8-1891. His burial was in Armstrong Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

(2) John and Mary (Harris) Vahle's son Louis Vahle was born 3-31-1857. He died 3-13-1898. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Magdalena "Lena" Goetten 11-21-1878 in Jersey County, IL. After Louis Vahle died, his wife Magdalena married a second time to Otto Schmidt. Louis and Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle had these 7 children-Leo J. Vahle, Nellie Vahle, Edward Vahle, Louis Vahle, Mary Vahle, Josephine Vahle, and Christina Vahle.

(Note: The following information about Louis Vahle is - From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 337 - 365. - Louis Vahle was born in Jersey county, Illinois, March 31, 1857, being a son of John M. and Mary (Harris) Vahle, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Illinois. He lived with his parents upon a farm until he attained his majority, being educated in the district schools. On Nov. 21, 1878 he was united in marriage with Lena Goetten, daughter of Casper and Christiana Goetten. They are the parents of three children: Mary, Christiana and Josephine. Mr. Vahle is engaged in farming, cultivating 120 acres of land. He is an enterprising and thrifty farmer and a good citizen.)

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(1a) Louis and Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle's son Leo J. Vahle, 58, of Fieldon, and veteran of WWI, died November 18, 1951 at Jefferson Barracks hospital where he had been a patient for 2 weeks. The deceased was a son of the late Louis & Lena (Goetten) Vahle and was born in Jersey County, November 23, 1892. Mr Vahle is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Dick Dunham of Jerseyville; and 2 brothers, Edward and Louis both of Jerseyville. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services were conducted by Rev. E. H. Fresen, pastor of Christ Evangelical & Reformed church. Interment was in Fieldon cemetery.

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(2a) Louis and Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle's daughter Nellie (Vahle) Dunham, 82, died June 15, 1973 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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(3a) Louis and Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle's son Edward Vahle was born in 1888 and died in 12-4-1964. He married Matilda Hagen 9-7-1911 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. Edward Vahle's wife Matilda (Hagen) Vahle's obituary - Matilda (Hagen) Vahle, 89, widow of Edward Vahle, died June 11, 1977 at Jersey Community hospital. She was the daughter of the late John & Margaret (Arbogast) Hagen. She was born in Fieldon March 21, 1888.

Her survivors are 1 son, Edward C. Vahle, Jerseyville; 6 grandchildren; 9 g-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Drainer, Jerseyville and 1 brother, Louis Hagen, Fieldon. She was preceded in death by her husband, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist church, Jerseyville, with Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery.

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(1aa) Edward and Matilda (Hagen) Vahle's son Edward C. Vahle's obituary - Edward C. Vahle, 93, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, May 26, 2008, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for the past three weeks. He was born in Fieldon May 8, 1915, the only child born to the late Edward and Matilda (Hagen) Vahle. He married the former Florence T. Klunk on April 12, 1939, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. Together they had shared 69 years and the blessings that come with a happy marriage, a healthy life and the joys of six children. She survives. He grew up on the home place and continued to farm there his entire life. He took great pride in his farm, his family and his faith.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Gary Bland of Alton; five sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Laniece Vahle, James and Wanda Vahle, David and Debbie Vahle and Gary and Tina Vahle, all of Jerseyville, and Gregory Vahle of St. Louis; 15 grandchildren and their spouses, Dennis and Pam Bland of Edwardsville, Angie and Sam Kizer of Alton, Cathy and Mark Spiro of Arizona, Dawn Vahle of Albuquerque, N.M., Sandy Vahle, Vicky and Larry Welsh, Jamie and Joe Cannady, Theresa and Bill Zipprich, and Matt and Wendy Vahle, all of Jerseyville, Rosanna and Scott Walton of St. Louis, Chris Vahle and his fiancee, Bethany Darr, Brian and Lisa Vahle, Katie and Andy Wilkinson and Brad Vahle, all of Jerseyville, and Madelyn Vahle of St. Louis; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a 3:45 p.m. prayer service, Wednesday, May 28, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. Father William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools or to Masses.

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Edward C. Vahle's wife Florence T. (Klunk) Vahle's obituary - JERSEYVILLE- Florence T. Vahle, 97, died at 7:50 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Michael, Ill.. on August 28, 1917, one of four children born to the late Mathias and Kathryn (May) Klunk. Florence was a longtime volunteer in the gift shop at Jersey Community Hospital, and was a proud and loyal blood donor through the American Red Cross. Above all, Florence was a dedicated and loving woman, who put her faith, family the farm at the forefront of her life. She married Edward C. Vahle on April 12, 1939 in Jerseyville, and the two were blessed with 69 years together and a family that consisted of six children, before his passing on May 26, 2008. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Gary Bland of Alton; five sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Laniece Vahle, James and Wanda Vahle, David and Debbie Vahle, Gary and Tina Vahle all of Jerseyville, and Gregory Vahle of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Klunk of St. Louis, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Raymond Klunk and Harold Klunk. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.

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Edward C. Vahle's wife Florence T. (Klunk) Vahle's brother Harold Klunk's obituary - Harold Klunk, 94, died suddenly at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 14, 1914, in Michael, one of four children born to the late Mathias and Kathryn (May) Klunk. He was a resident of Jersey County since he was 4, and was a 1933 graduate of Jersey Township High School. He proudly served his country during World War II with the U.S. Air Force, and always considered it a true honor to have been able to serve his country. Farming was the core of his life, and he was engaged in it his entire life. He assumed responsibilities for the family farm near Fieldon, and also worked with the Jersey County Farm Bureau for many years. He was of the Catholic faith and served on the board of MJM Cooperative for many years.

Surviving are two sisters, Florence Vahle of Jerseyville and Helen Klunk of St. Louis; nieces and nephews and their spouses, Pat and Harvey Harmon of Alton, William and Sandy Klunk of Jerseyville, Edward Klunk of Jerseyville, Elaine and Gary Bland of Alton, Donald and Laniece Vahle, James and Wanda Vahle, David and Debbie Vahle, Gary and Tina Vahle, all of Jerseyville, and Gregory Vahle of St. Louis. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond "Shorty" Klunk, and a special brother-in-law, Edward Vahle. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where a prayer service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Fr. William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Saint Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to masses.

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(1aaaa) Edward and Matilda (Hagen) Vahle's great granddaughter and their son Edward C. Vahles's granddaughter and their grandson James Vahle's daughter Theresa M. (Vahle) Zipprich's husband William Raymond Zipprich's obituary - William Raymond Zipprich, 46, died unexpectedly at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born July 22, 1963, in Jerseyville, one of nine children born to Robert Anthony and Helen Rosalee (Praul) Zipprich Sr. He grew up in Jerseyville and graduated in 1980 from Jersey Community High School. He had been employed as a laborer with the city of Jerseyville with the street department. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Jerseyville, serving as its past president, and an avid woodworker. He married the former Theresa M. Vahle on Nov. 5, 1993, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville and together they have shared nearly 17 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife, surviving is his mother, Rosalee Zipprich of Jerseyville; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Gregory and Nancy Zipprich of Morris, Robert and Kathy Zipprich of Jacksonville, Joseph and Sandra Zipprich of Collinsville, Steve and Stacy Zipprich of Jerseyville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Dennis Fester, Christine and Donald Maness, all of Jerseyville, and Rebecca Mulvaney of Tallahassee, Fla.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Wanda Vahle of Jerseyville, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jamie and Joe Cannady and Matt and Wendy Vahle, all of Jerseyville, Rosanna and Scott Walton of St. Louis; and his grandparents-in-law, Florence Vahle and Paul W. Long, both of Jerseyville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Zipprich Sr. on Aug. 21, 2006; and a brother, Kenneth Zipprich on Jan. 6, 1991. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to the Willoughby Eagles Educational Fund.

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(4a) Louis and Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle's son Louis H. Vahle was born 6-18-1894 and died 11-17-1956. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. He married Blanche Antionette Williams 12-27-1917. Louis H. Vahle's wife Blanche Antionette (Williams) Vahle's obituary - Blanche Antionette (Williams) Vahle, 67 years, 10 months, 11 days, was dead on arrival at Jersey Community hospital on New Year's Day 1-1-1967. She was the widow of Louis H. Vahle. Mrs Vahle was stricken ill at the home of Mrs. Clyda Daniels of E. Arch St. where she had gone to attend a potluck supper and card party. After becoming ill she was moved by ambulance to the hospital. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev H. O. Renken, pastor of Peace United Church of Christ, officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Oscar & Emaline (Goshorn) Williams and was born in Greene County, February 20, 1899. She was a member of Evangelical church, Woman's Relief Corps, Eagles Auxiliary, WWI Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors and Senior Citizens. Surviving are 1 son, Louis O. Vahle, Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Mrs. Arthur D. Powers, Grafton; her mother, Mrs. Oscar Williams, Jerseyville; 1 sister, Bertha; 3 grandchildren and 3 g-grandchildren. Her father and 1 sister preceded her in death.

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(1aa) Louis H. & Blanche A. (Williams) Vahle's son Louis O. "Louie" Vahle's obituary - Louis O. "Louie" Vahle, 67, of rural Jerseyville, died March 10, 1987 at John Cochran Veterans' hospital, St. Louis. He was born December 10, 1919 in Fieldon to the late Louis H. & Blanche A. (Williams) Vahle. He served in the Army in WW II and for the past 13 years had been supervisor of the Illinois Valley Work Project at the Susnig Center in Jerseyville. He married Lida Marie (Cunningham) Vahle, July 6, 1941, in Jerseyville. He was a member of Moose Lodge, American Legion Post #492, VFW Post #4528 and First United Methodist church, Jerseyville.

Surviving are his wife, Lida; 3 sons, Roger, Kane, Ronald of Naples, Florida and Rodney of Jerseyville; 1 sister Emma Powers, Grafton; 7 grandchildren; and 3 g-grandchildren. The funeral was March 14, at First United Methodist church with Rev. Mike Michels officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery, with graveside military rites by American Legion Post #492 and VFW Post #45280.

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

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

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(1aaa) Louis O. and Lida Marie (Cunningham) Vahle Jr.'s son Roger LeRoy "Cat" Vahle's obituary - Roger LeRoy "Cat" Vahle, 71, died suddenly at 5:37 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014 from injuries sustained in a tractor accident in Jersey County. He was born on Feb. 26, 1943, one of three sons born to the late Louis O. and Lida Marie (Cunningham) Vahle Jr. A 1961 graduate of Jersey Community High School, Roger was employed as a mechanic at Jersey County Motors and Tri County FS in Jerseyville for many years, and was a successful scrap metal dealer. He took an active part in his sons lives, and coached numerous little league teams, and enjoyed racing and fixing cars, bowling and playing softball, and was a member of the Jerseyville American Legion Color Guard. He married the former Rita Drainer on Oct. 19, 1963 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and the two have shared 50 years together. Surviving are his wife, Rita Vahle of Kane; two sons, Kevin Vahle, and his fiance' Crystal Bastean of Kane and Lee Vahle of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Lynsey Vahle, and her fiance' Jesse Pieper, Kody Vahle, Brennan Vahle, Joshua Vahle, and Alec Vahle; two brothers, Ronald Vahle & Rodney Vahle; a brother in law & sister in law, Roland & Debbie Drainer of White Hall; two sisters in law, Sue Bell of Kane and Roberta Haag of Jerseyville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father in law and mother in law, Hubert & Edna Drainer; and two brothers in law, Michael Haag and Duane Bell. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will be in the Drainer Addition of the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyvillle or to the Jerseyvillle American Legion Post 492 Color Guard. Memorials may be made to the Fieldon Baptist Church or Gunterman Cemetery.

(Note: Here is an article from the Alton Telegraph Newspaper regarding the accidental death of Roger LeRoy “Cat” Vahle. --- JERSEY COUNTY, April 24, 2014 — A Kane man died as he was pinned between two tractors on property he owns in Jersey County, Coroner Larry Alexander said. Roger LeRoy “Cat” Vahle, 71, died at 5:37 p.m. Monday. “I arrived on the scene and found him pinned between two tractors. Apparently he got off one tractor to work on another, and one kept going and pinned him,” Alexander said. He said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Vahle lived in Kane but owned property in Jersey County. Vahle was a mechanic at Jersey County Motors and Tri County FS in Jerseyville for many years and was a successful scrap metal dealer. He coached numerous little league teams and enjoyed racing and fixing cars, bowling and playing softball and was a member of the Jerseyville American Legion Color Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating.)

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(1aaa) Louis H. & Blanche A. (Williams) Vahle's daughter Emma L. (Vahle) Powers's son Arthur L. Powers's obituary - Arthur L. Powers, 54, formerly of Grafton, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at Citrus Memorial Health System in Inverness, Fla. He was born Oct. 12, 1953, in Carrollton to Arthur D. and Emma L. (Vahle) Powers. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and had been a construction worker. Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Powers-Ussery and husband, Shane, of Medora and Jessica Tucker of Alton; one son, Larry “Joseph” Hallows and wife, Dawn, of Brighton; two sisters, Regina Cambron and husband, Jack, of Brighton and Antoinette Darr and husband, Allen, of Carrollton; two brothers, Richard Atchison and wife, Elaine, of Alton and Jeffery Powers and wife, Thelma, of Grafton; and seven grandchildren. His parents and a stepson, Paul Miller, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 until time of memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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(5a) Louis and Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle's daughter Mary Vahle was married in 1898 to Charles King. They had 2 children: Gus King and Zed King.

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(6a) Louis and Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle's daughter Josephine Vahle was born 10-03-1884 and died Feb 7th, 1945. She married Riley Green. They had 6 children: Chester Green, Jessie Green, Thelma Green, Hazel Green, Tony Green and Louis Green.

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(7a) Louis and Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle's daughter Christina Vahle was born July 7, 1882 and died Dec 11, 1919. She married Charles Robert Green. They had 4 children: Elmer Green, Florence Green, Irene Green, and Helen Green. Christina Vahle and Josephine Vahle married brothers (both Greens).

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(1aa) Charles & Christina (Vahle) Green's daughter Florence Lucille (Green) Zerby's obituary - Florence Lucille Zerby, 105, died at 5:35 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Jersey County on Nov. 21, 1909, and was the daughter of the late Charles & Christina (Vahle) Green. She married Thomas P. Zerby on Dec. 24, 1931 in Alton, and together they farmed and raised their daughter, sharing 50 years together before his death on March 9, 1982. Surviving are her daughter, Phillis Krueger of Fieldon; a sister, Helen Albrecht of Jerseyville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son in law, Frederick Krueger; a grandson, David Krueger; a sister, Irene Beiermann Camp; and a brother, Elmer Green. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Rev. Ted Engelsdorfer will officiate. She will be buried in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

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(2aa) Charles & Christina (Vahle) Green's daughter Helen L. (Green) Albrecht's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Helen L. Albrecht, 99, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning, July 1, 2017, just one month shy of her 100th birthday. She was born at home in Fieldon on Aug. 6, 1917, and was the daughter of the late Charles Robert and Christina (Vahle) Green. She married Robert A. Albrecht on July 12, 1948, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and they shared nearly 57 years of marriage before his passing on May 9, 2005. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Kathy Albrecht of Jerseyville; a grandson and his wife, Chris and Jen Albrecht of Jerseyville; three great-grandchildren whom Helen thought the world of, Ellie, Hunter and Lucas. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Green; and two sisters, Irene Camp and Florence Zerby. Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Graveside services will be held immediately following at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville, where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband.

(3) John and Mary (Harris) Vahle's son Anthony Vahle was born in Jersey county, Jan. 23, 1860. He married Minnie Goetten 2-13-1888 in Jersey County, IL. I don't have any other information about Anthony and Minnie (Goetten) Vahle or their family.

(Note: The following information about Anthony Vahle is - From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 337 - 365 - Anthony Vahle, son of John M. and Mary (Harris) Vahle, was born in Jersey county, Jan. 23, 1860. He was reared on a farm, and obtained his education in the district school, remaining with his parents until 23 years old. He then engaged in farming for himself, and now cultivates 120 acres of land. He is a member of the Catholic church and a much respected and worthy young man.)

(4) John and Mary (Harris) Vahle's daughter Mary Elizabeth Vahle married Peter Dower. They had these 3 children-Elmer John Dower, Augusta Dower, and Sarah Dower.

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(1a) Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Vahle) Dower's son Elmer John Dower's obituary - Elmer John Dower, 77, of Murrayville died November 7, 1971 at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville. Requiem mass was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier church with Fr. Francis Lee celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. He was born February 1, 1894 in Jersey County the son of Peter & Mary Elizabeth (Vahle) Dower. A member of the Modern Woodman of America, he was retired as an attendant at Jacksonville State hospital.

His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary (Kappel) Dower; 2 sisters, Mrs. Gussie French and Mrs. Sarah Kirchner of Jerseyville; 1 half brother, Leo Burns, Godfrey. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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(2a) Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Vahle) Dower's daughter Augusta Stella (Dower) French's obituary - Augusta Stella (Dower) French, 88, died January 19, at her home in Jerseyville. The funeral was held January 22, 1976 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Robert L. Heintz officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

She was born April 2, 1887 in Jersey County, a daughter of Peter & Mary E. (Vahle) Dower. Her husband, George H. French, died March 13, 1967. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. John H. (Katherine) Powers, Jacksonville, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy Lee) Johnson, Elgin, and Mrs. Aloys (Mary) Heitzig, Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren; 18 g-grandchildren. 1 sister and 1 brother preceded her in death.

Augusta Stella (Dower) French's husband George Harrison French, 78, died March 13, 1967 in Holy Cross hospital, Jacksonville, where he had been a patient for 3 1/2 months. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton G. Christenson, pastor of First Baptist church, officiated. Internment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Mr. French was a son of the late William & Catherine (Kinney) French and was born in Jersey County December 13, 1888. He had been engaged in farming in Jersey County until his retirement 8 years ago. The family then moved to Jerseyville. He was a charter member of Jersey County Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife, Augusta S. French, Jerseyville, 3 daughters, Mrs. John H. Powers, Jacksonville, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson, Elgin and Mrs. Aloys Heitzig, Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren; 8 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs. Minnie Egelhoff, Jerseyville.

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(3a) Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Vahle) Dower's daughter Sarah (Dower) Kirchner lived in Jerseyville, IL.

(5) John and Mary (Harris) Vahle's daughter Caroline M. Vahle was born 8-19-1854, and died 4-25-1913 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township. Jersey County, IL.

(6) John and Mary (Harris) Vahle's son Frank Vahle was born 2-28-1867, and died 7-4-1901. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Minnie Munsterman 2-11-1896 in Jersey County, IL.

(7) John and Mary (Harris) Vahle's son William Vahle was born 1-28-1870, and died 3-30-1958 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Lizzie C. Charnell. His wife Lizzie C. (Charnell) Vahle, 93, died 4-21-1967 at Cole Hospital in Urbana. The former Jerseyville resident was the daughter of the late William & Eliza (Healey) Charnell. Services were held at First United Methodist church, with Rev. Louis Purcell officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Earl W. (Esther) Shaw of Urbana, and Mrs. Velma Pellikan, Also of Urbana. The later daughter, was a teacher in the local school system for several years prior to 1954; 6 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren. Mrs. Vahle's husband, William Vahle's death occurred in 1958. She was also preceded in death by 1 son Sherrill.

(Note: William Vahle was born January 28, 1870 the son of John and Mary (Harris) Vahle. He married Lizzie Charnell, a daughter of William Charnell, Jr. and Eliza (Healey) Charnell. Lizzie was born April 14, 1878 in England. William Charnell died shortly after coming to America and settling in Fieldon. Eliza Charnell then married Vincent Richey, who died in 1883, and eventually she married Henry Isringhausen. William Vahle and Lizzie Charnell were married at the home of Henry and Eliza Isringhausen in Otterville on June 15, 1898. William and Lizzie Vahle lived in Jerseyville where they had children: Velma Theda Vahle, April 23, 1899; Sherrill Charnell Vahle, January 28, 1901; Ethel Vahle, December 20, 1906, died at birth; Esther Ruth Vahle, January 16, 1916. In 1922 William Vahle bought a farm south of Jerseyville, where they lived until 1954 at which time they moved to Urbana, Illinois. Velma Vahle became a longtime grade school teacher in and around Jerseyville. She married Stephen Pellikan, April 26, 1930. Sherrill Vahle worked in Jerseyville at Fred Scheffer's shoe store. Esther Vahle attended the University of Illinois and married Earl W. Shaw, September 1, 1939; then resided in Urbana, Illinois. Sherrill Vahle was the son of William and Lizzie Vahle. He was born in Jerseyville Jan 28, 1901. He worked at Fred Scheffer shoe store in Jerseyville which had a saying that was "Shoes, That's All". Sherrill Charnell Vahle died young on Sep 5, 1925. Velma Vahle graduated Jersey Township High School in 1919. After graduation a Mr. Lowe died and County Superintendent Becker asked her to finish the school year at Pleasant Cove. So here's what she listed: 1920, Pleasant Cove - $60 year
1920-1921, Pleasant Hill - $640
1921-1922, Union - $680
1922-1923, Union - $720.
1923-1924, Jerseyville Grade School - $900
1924-1925, Jerseyville Grade School - $950
1925-1926, Jerseyville Grade School - $1000
This list continues, showing how much she was paid each year teaching at Jerseyville Grade School, until 1953-1954 earning $3,250. She taught for a total of 34 years, primarily in Jerseyville. There is no listing for a Landon School. Stan Shaw provided this information: Aunt Velma wrote about living with Anna and August Stemmler when she was teaching and they lived in Rosedale Township, which I found on the 1920 census. Maybe Landon school was in Rosedale or close to it? Information from Stan Shaw, son of Esther Vahle.)

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(1a) William and Lizzie (Charnell) Vahle's son Sherrill Charnell Vahle was born 1-28-1901, and died 9-5-1825. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in in Jerseyville, IL.

(8) John and Mary (Harris) Vahle had another child I have been unable to identify.

Matthew Mathias Darr

Matthew Mathias Darr was born March 10, 1780 in Botetourt Co., Virginia, and died September 27, 1863 in Jersey Co., Illinois. He married Jemima Ennis Abt. 1821 in Madison Co., IL, daughter of Jesse Ennis. She was born 1795 in Warren Co., KY, and died October 27, 1862 in Jersey Co., Illinois. He came west when about sixteen years old. He settled first in St. Louis, MO, then in Madison Co., IL and finally in Jersey Co., IL. On March, 1 1813, he enlisted as a private in the company of rangers commanded by Captain Samuel Whiteside, at Camp Russell now in Madison Co., at or near where Edwardsville now stands. He was honorably discharged at Portage de Seu, MO, on the day the treaty was signed. He settled in Jersey County about 1820 on a farm located in Section 22, Township 8, now called English Township. Matthew Darr married Jemima Ennis and they were the parents of supposedly sixteen children. However, only the names of 10 children are known. All were members of the Baptist Church. Darr built two mills on Sugar Creek and a horsepower mill in his yard. He was the first man to sell an over surplus of provisions in Jersey County. Both Matthew Mathias Darr and his wife Jemima Ennis were buried at Grimes Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. Children of Matthew Darr and Jemima Ennis were-James Darr, born in Jersey Co., IL, died Bef. 1847; Philip Darr, born August 19, 1817 in Illinois, died October 27, 1856 in Jersey Co., IL; Elenor Darr, born 1822 in Jersey Co., IL; Amanda Darr, born 1824 in Jersey Co., IL; Emily Darr, born July 29, 1825, died May 08, 1914 in probably Jersey Co., IL, married 1st Nathaniel Smith November 23, 1843, married 2nd James Rusk January 02, 1888; Emeline Darr, born 1828 in Jersey Co., IL, died September 15, 1872 in Shipman, Macoupin Co., IL, married Charles C. Rhodes March 14, 1846 in Jersey Co., IL, born August 11, 1824 in Greyson Co., KY; Madison Darr, born December 12, 1828 in Jersey Co., IL, died September 04, 1914 in Freedom, Woods Co., OK; Andrew Jackson Darr, born July 04, 1834, died February 02, 1888; Matthew Mathias Darr Jr, born April 25, 1836 in English Twp., Jersey Co., IL; died July 02, 1924 in Newbern, Jersey Co., IL; and Abigail Darr, born Abt. 1838.

(1) Matthew Darr and Jemima (Ennis) Darr's son Matthew Mathias Darr Jr. was born April 25, 1836 in English Twp., Jersey Co., IL, and died July 02, 1924 in Newbern, Jersey Co., IL. He married Ruth Elizabeth Ann Russell January 29, 1861 in Macoupin, Co., IL. She was born August 26, 1844 in Jefferson County, IL, and died October 13, 1916 in Newbern, Jersey Co., IL. Children of Matthew Darr and Ruth Russell were-Silva B. Darr; Georgia Darr; Octa Darr; Ned Darr; George W. Darr, born 1863 in Jersey Co., IL, died 1884; Amanda Darr, born Abt. 1864 in Jersey Co., IL; Lillie Belle Darr, born 1865 in Jersey Co., IL, died 1936; Edwin O. Darr, born October 21, 1865 in Jersey Co., IL, died July 30, 1912 in Jersey Co., IL; Matthew William Darr, born October 22, 1867 in Jersey Co., IL, died June 09, 1956 in Jersey Co., IL; Emiline Darr, born 1869 in Jersey Co., IL; Phillip Ellis Darr, born March 21, 1870 in Jersey Co., IL, died 09-25-1951 in Jersey Co., IL; Martha May Darr, born February 21, 1872 in Jersey Co., IL, died July 12, 1968 in prob Jersey Co., IL; Luvenna "Veen" Darr, born March 08, 1873 in Jersey Co., IL, died July 12, 1968; Nancy B. Darr, born 1876 in Jersey Co., IL, died Abt. 1956; and Delia Darr, born March 1878 in Jersey Co., IL, died March 23, 1903, married Edward Bland June 09, 1898 in Jersey Co., IL.

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(1a) Matthew Darr Jr. and Elizabeth Ruth (Russell) Darr's son Philip Ellis Darr's obituary - Philip Ellis Darr, born 03-21-1870, Newbern, Jersey County, Illinois, died 09-25-1951, buried 27-09-1951, Alton cemetery. Philip Ellis Darr, 81 years, 6 months, 4 days, retired farmer of Jerseyville, died Tuesday am, September 25, at Watson Nursing Home on W. Pearl St. where he had resided for some time. The deceased was a son of the late Matthew & Elizabeth Ruth (Russell) Darr and was born in Newbern, March 21. Mr Darr is survived by his wife, Mrs. Octa Darr; 3 daughters, Mrs. Milo Wells, Mrs. Freda Seiler and Mrs. Carl P. Michelbuch of Alton; 2 grandsons, Jacque C. Seiler of Alton and Harold J. Seiler of Aurora; 4 g-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. James Sweeney and Mrs. Joseph Gunterman of Jerseyville, Mrs. Frand Farley and Mrs. C. E. Langham of Alton and 1 brother, William Darr of Dow. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville and on Tuesday was removed to Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services were held Thursday am September 27. Rev. William Brady of Alton officiated and internment was in Alton cemetery.

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(2a) Matthew Darr Jr. and Elizabeth Ruth (Russell) Darr's son Edwin O. Darr was born October 21, 1865 in Jersey Co., IL, and died July 30, 1912 in Jersey Co., IL.  He married Mary A. Green November 26, 1890 in Jersey Co., IL.  She was born 1874 in prob Jersey Co., IL, and died 1906 in prob Jersey Co., IL. They are both buried at Grimes Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. Children of Edwin Darr and Mary Green were-Melvin Otis Darr, born 1893 in Jersey Co., IL, died 5-7-1974; Leo Maurice Darr, born 1895 in Jersey Co., IL, died 5-11-1986, married Dorthea Freer; Amil Darr born 3-24-1897 in Jersey Co., IL, died 10-5-1982, married Rachel Jean Bunzy; Ira E. Darr, born 06-01-1899, Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-19-1981, married Mary Marie Bunzy; Ernest Wesley Darr, born 1903 in Jersey Co., IL, died May 03, 1972; Laura Darr, married Harvey T. Clark; and Ida Darr.

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Edwin O. Darr's obituary - Ed Darr, born 10-21-1865, died 07-30-1912. Ed Darr, 46, died at home July 30. Funeral from home with Rev. O. L. Markman, and was buried under the auspices of MPL Lodge. He was Highway Commissioner of Jersey County. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Darr, and was born October 21, 1865. He married Mary A. Green, November 26, 1890. They had 8 children; 6 boys and 2 girls. One son preceded them in death and the mother departed this life June 28, 1906. On January 31, 1910 he married Mrs. Ida Richey, who died May 31, 1911. She leaves his aged father, mother, 8 sisters, 2 bros, 5 sons and 2 daughters.

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(1aa) Edwin and Mary (Green) Darr's son Melvin Otis Darr's obituary - Melvin Otis Darr, born 01-07-1893, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-05-1974, buried Oak Grove cemetery. Melvin Otis Darr, 80, was found dead at his home on Maple Ave. at 9 am May 7. He was a retired janitor at the State Bank Building. Funeral services will be held May 9, at 1:30 pm at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. R. E. George will officiate, interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born July 1, 1893 in Jersey County the son of Edwin & Mary (Green) Darr. He is survived by 3 brothers, Leo Darr of Rockbridge and Amiel and Ira Darr of Jerseyville.

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(2aa) Edwin and Mary (Green) Darr's son Leo Darr's obituary - Leo Darr, born 1895, Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-05-1986, buried Witt cemetery. Leo Darr, 91, of Carrollton, died at 8:45 am Sunday, May 11, at Reisch Memorial home in Carrollton, where he resided. He was a retired farmer, born in Jersey County, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Edward Darr. He married Dorthea (Freer) on January 1, 1916, and she died April 15, 1974. Nieces and nephews survive. Visitation was at Airmans Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton where services were conducted by Rev. Don Fisher. Burial was at Witt Cemetery in Rockbridge. Memorials may be given to Rockbridge Methodist church.

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(3aa) Edwin and Mary (Green) Darr's son Amil Darr's obituary - Amil Darr, born 24-03-1897, Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-10-1982, buried St. Francis cemetery. Amil Darr, 85, died October 5, 1982. He was a retired sexton of Oak Grove cemetery, having had 31 years of service. He was born March 24, 1897 in Jersey County, son of Edwin & Mary (Green) Darr. Surviving are 1 son Robert, 1 Daughter, Twila Bizaillion both of Jerseyville and 2 grandsons; 1 brother Leo Darr of Rockbridge. His wife, Rachel Jean (Bunzy? Bunse) Darr died March 13, 1961. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery.

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(1aaaa) Amil and Rachel Jean (Bunse) Darr's daughter Twilla Faye (Darr) Bizaillion's son Michael Lee Bizaillion's obituary - Michael Lee Bizaillion, 60, died at 6:22 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1951, in Jerseyville, and was the son of William and Twilla Faye (Darr) Bizaillion, now deceased. He married Anna Marie Bailey on Sept. 1, 2000, in Jerseyville. She survives. He was a self-employed barber at Mike's Barber Shop in Jerseyville. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 53 in Jerseyville, Jerseyville Moose Lodge and Jerseyville Eagles Lodge. Survivors in addition to his wife, Anna Marie Bizaillion of Jerseyville, are two stepchildren, Steven Woodring of Jerseyville and Tina Woodring of Blue Springs, Mo.; and a grandchild, Chloe Deremiah. His parents preceded him in death. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. I.O.O.F. funeral rites will be at 7:30 p.m. by Jerseyville Lodge No. 52. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the family. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(4aa) Edwin and Mary (Green) Darr's son Ira E. Darr's obituary - Ira E. Darr, born 06-01-1899, Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-19-1981, buried St. Francis cemetery. Ira E. Darr, 81, of sheridan St., Jerseyville died May 19 at Jersey Community hospital. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and the rosary was recited Wednesday evening. Funeral mass was celebrated Thursday am by Revs William Hembrow and John P. Day at Holy Ghost church. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. His wife, Mary Marie (Bunse) Darr, died December 17, 1970. He was born in Jersey County June 1, 1899, a son of Edwin & Mary (Greene) Darr and was an ironer at International Shoe Company of Jerseyville. His survivors are 1 son, Stewart Darr of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mary Cory, Springfield, and Deloris Flynn of Jerseyville; 4 grandchildren and 7 g-grandchildren; 2 Brothers, Amil Darr of Jerseyville and Leo Darr of Rockbridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 son, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost church.

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Ira Darr's wife Mary Marie (Bunzy) Darr's obituary - Mary Marie (Bunzy) Darr, born 06-08-1901, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-1970, buried St. Francis cemetery. Mary Marie Darr, 69, of this city died Thursday afternoon at Jersey Community hospital. Requiem mass was conducted Monday am at St. Francis Xavier church with Father Francis Lee, celebrant. A daughter of the late William H. & Mary (Henrion) Bunzy she was born in Jerseyville June 8, 1901. Mrs Darr, who was a member of St. Francis church, was a retired stitcher at International Shoe factory. She is survived by her husband, Ira Darr; 1 son, Stewart Darr of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Cory and Mrs. Maurice Flynn of Jerseyville; 4 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Clyde Cope and Mrs. Maggie Daniels of Jerseyville and Mrs. Keith Gilleland of Fieldon. Her parents, 1 son, 1 sister, and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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(1aaa) Ira and Mary Marie (Bunzy) Darr's son Stewart Darr married Marjorie Vahle, daughter of Charles and Lena (Haushalter) Vahle. Marjorie Vahle was born in 1927 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died 11-02-1988 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in St. Francis cemetery in Jersey County, IL. She married Stewart Darr on September 11, 1943, in Jerseyville and he is now deceased. Surviving are 1 daughter, Connie Russell of Jerseyville and 1 Son Gary Darr of Nokomis, IL (now deceased).

(Note: Marjorie (Vahle) Darr's mother Lena M. (Haushalter) Vahle was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her father John Adam Haushalter was my mother's uncle, and a brother to my mother's mother Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar.)

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(5aa) Edwin and Mary (Green) Darr's son Ernest W. Darr's obituary - Ernest W. Darr, born 1903, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-05-1972, buried 06-05-1972, Shipman cemetery. Ernest W. Darr, 69 years, 18 days, a life long of Jerseyville died Wednesday evening May 3, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the Late Edwin & Mary (Greene) Darr. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ardella May Darr; 3 sons, Bertram Darr of Fidelity, Donald Darr of Alton and Robert Darr of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Nellie Price; 4 brothers, Melvin, Amiel and Ira Darr of Jerseyville and Leo Darr of Rockbridge; 8 grandchildren and 11 g-grandchildren.

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(1aaa) Ernest W. Darr and Ardella May Darr's son Donald M. Darr's wife Inez Olive (Fritsch) Darr's obituary - Inez Olive (Fritsch) Darr, 91, passed away at 9:07 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at her son's house in Bethalto. She was born April 8, 1921 in Kane, to Karl and Blanche (Hetzel) Fritsch. She married Donald M. Darr on Nov. 10, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo. Inez was a sweet and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great- grandmother who will be truly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Wense of Brighton; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Juanita (Keefer) Darr; five grandchildren, Tim Wense, Wayne, Jeff, Alan, and Adam Darr; five great-grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Wense, Stacey, Travis and Sean Darr; and one great-great- granddaughter, Peyton Darr. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Darr; sister, Alice East; son-in-law, Manuel Wense and granddaughter-in-law, Mary Wense. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. on Monday Aug. 27, in the Chapel at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights entrusted with professional services. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to her daughter Sharon Wense or the Autism Foundation in honor of Sean Darr.

(2) Matthew Darr and Jemima (Ennis) Darr's son Andrew Jackson Darr was born July 04, 1834, and died February 02, 1888. He was buried at Grimes Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. He married 1st Margaret Brown December 29, 1853. She was born April 28, 1824, and died July 02, 1903 in Jersey Co., IL. She was buried at Grimes Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. He married 2nd Josephine Russell April 27, 1874 in Madison Co., IL. Children of Andrew Jackson Darr and Margaret Brown were-Margaret Effie Darr, born in Jersey Co., IL; Clarence Darr, born in Jersey Co., IL, died 1892; Albert J. "Jay" Darr, born Abt. 1855 in Jersey Co., IL, died 1902; Ada Janette "Nettie" Darr, born Abt. 1859 in Jersey Co., IL, married 1st William R. Neeley July 21, 1883, married 2nd William A. Ryan November 28, 1889; Charles E. Darr, born Abt. 1866; Edward Arthur Darr, born July 14, 1867 in Jersey Co., Illinois, died July 25, 1929 in Jersey Co., IL; Douglas Jackson Darr, born July 14, 1867 in Jersey Co., IL, died 1916 in Jersey Co., IL. Children of Andrew Jackson Darr and Josephine Russell were-Myrtle Leighton Darr; Walter Darr; and Harry V. Darr, born Abt. 1873.

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(1a) Andrew Jackson Darr and Margaret (Brown) Darr's son Edward Arthur Darr was born July 14, 1867 in Jersey Co., Illinois, and died July 25, 1929 in Jersey Co., IL at home of sister. He married Melissa S. Hunter March 01, 1893 in Jersey Co., IL.  She was born February 02, 1878 in Jersey Co., Illinois, and died May 21, 1914 in Jersey Co., Illinois. They are both buried at Moore Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. Children of Edward Darr and Melissa Hunter were-Melissa Darr; Lester Darr, born June 09, 1895 in Jersey Co., IL, died April 02, 1897 in Jersey Co., IL; Chester Arthur Darr, born April 18, 1897 in Jersey Co., IL, died March 21, 1967 in Medora, Macoupin Co., IL, married Ruth Blanche Schaaf September 06, 1918, born September 13, 1898 in Grafton, IL, died August 26, 1981 in Jerseyville, IL; Guy Richard Darr, born October 09, 1900 in Jersey Co., IL, died April 14, 1962 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married 1st Edna Smith, married 2 Neita B. Whiteside February 06, 1949; Chalmer Leroy Darr, born August 01, 1902 in Jersey Co., IL, died January 26, 1935 in Jersey Co., IL, married Alvina Brant; Margaret Darr, born August 01, 1902 in Jersey Co., IL, died February 04, 1934 in Jersey Co., IL, married 1st Eugene Ray Smith, married 2nd (Mr.) Everett; Lottie Pearl Darr, born May 11, 1905 in Jersey Co., Illinois, died December 28, 1991 in Jerseyville, Illinois, married Harold T. Bean March 04, 1924 in Carrollton, IL, born 1903, died 1992 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL; Cora Verna Darr, born 1910 in Jersey Co., IL, died in Jersey Co., IL, married John G. Bloomer Jr. born 1908, died May 24, 1960 in Jersey Co., IL; Ada Jeanette Darr, born April 14, 1911 in Fidelity Twp., Jersey Co., IL, died October 24, 1976 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Immanuel N. Ayres June 18, 1933 in Warrenton, MO, born May 05, 1908 in Zion City, Lake, IL, died October 11, 1985 in Alton, IL; Hubert Gordon Darr, born February 15, 1914, died 1989 in Arizona, married Rose Combs; Charles Darr, born March 19, 1894 in Jersey Co., IL, died February 27, 1972 in Little Rock, Ark., married 1st Bessie Mae Cunningham, born January 17, 1884, died January 06, 1916, married 2nd Cathryn Rothe; born March 03, 1900, died February 11, 1971.

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(1aa) Edward Arthur Darr and Melissa (Hunter) Darr's son Chester Arthur Darr's obituary - Chester Darr, born 04-18-1897, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-1967, buried 03-24-1967, Shipman cemetery. Chester Darr, 70, a retired farmer, died at his home Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 of an apparent heart attack. Rev. Muriel Nance of Medora officiated at services held Friday afternoon, March 24, 1967, at Warner Funeral Home in Medora. Interment was in Shipman cemetery. Born April 18, 1897, in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Edward Darr. His survivors are his wife, Ruth Blanche (Schaaf) Darr; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mauriette Stone of Jerseyville and Mrs. Geraldine Cox of Jacksonville; 7 Sons, Floyd, Clyde, Myron, Loren and Dale of Medora, Dwight of Piasa; Eldon of Elsabrante, California; 2 Brothers, Wesley of Mena, Arkansas; and Herbert of Phoenix, AZ; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lottie Bean of Kane and Mrs. Ada Ayers of Alton; 29 grandchildren and 2 g-grandchildren also survive.

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(1aaa) Chester and Ruth Blanche (Schaaf) Darr's son Dwight C. Darr's obituary - Dwight C. Darr, born Kemper, Macoupin County, Illnois, died 08-05- , Shipman cemetery. Dwight C. Darr, 63, Piasa, died at 4:05 pm Thursday, May 8, at Jersey Community hospital. He was a farmer and was born in Kemper, a son of the late Chester & Ruth (Schaaf) Darr. The WWII veteran married Gladys (Howerton) Darr on March 8, 1947, in Brighton. Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Marilyn Frank and Kim Albert, both of Medora; 4 sons, Chuck Darr of Medora, Larry Darr of Shipman, Paul Darr of Carlinville and Jeff Darr of Piasa; 9 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Maurita Stone of Carrollton and Geraldine Cox of Jacksonville and 6 Brothers, Floyd Darr of Murrayville, Eldon Darr of Tucson, AZ, and Clyde, Myron, Lorene and Dale Darr all of Medora. Visitation was at Warner Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora, where services were conducted by Rev. Roger Czaia. Burial was in Shipman cemetery with military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be given to Piasa Methodist church, where he was a member.

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(2aaa) Chester and Ruth Blanche (Schaaf) Darr's son Floyd Edward Darr's obituary - Floyd Edward Darr, 89, died at 4:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Jersey Community Hospital. Born in Jersey County, Ill., April 10, 1919, he was the son of Chester A. and R. Blanche (Schaaf) Darr. He first married Mildred Archer June 8, 1946. He later married Gertrude Droege Lambert May 1, 1971, and she preceded him in death July 17, 2007. He had been a farmer, carpenter and worked in Jerseyville at the John Deere dealership in past years. He also worked in the maintenance department of the Southwestern School District in the late 1960s. He retired from the Morgan County Housing Authority as the maintenance supervisor. He was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville American Legion Post 279 and the Jacksonville Moose Lodge. A World War II Army veteran, he served in the Pacific.

Surviving are loving daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Dean Nixon of Medora. He was the beloved grandfather of Angela Puskar and husband, George; Melissa Moran and husband, Jeff; Dena Harstad and husband, Andrew; Dwayne Nixon and wife, Hollie; and Jana Kirchner, all of Medora. He was the loving great-grandfather to Ramona, Kara and Tara Puskar, Evan and Trevor Moran, Samantha Shelby and Noah Harstad, Andrew, Hayden and Owen Nixon and Aubrey Kirchner, all of Medora. He was also proud great-great-grandfather of Griffin Thornton of Medora. Also surviving are a sister, Geraldine Cox of Jacksonville; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Clyde Darr of Brighton, Loren and Velva Jean Darr and Dale and Nina Darr, all of Medora; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Darr of Arizona and Fern Darr of Medora; and two stepsons, Charles and Charlyn Lambert of Texas and Paul and Penny Lambert of Beardstown. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jon Archer Darr, who died at birth; a sister, Maurietta Stone; three brothers, Dwight, Eldon and Myron Darr; and a half-brother, Everett Dabbs. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. service Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Medora. The Rev. Ray Robinson will officiate. Burial will be at Shipman Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Southwestern Foundation for Education Excellence. Online information and guestbook may be found at targhettaandwooldridge.com.

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(3aaa) Chester and Ruth Blanche (Schaaf) Darr's son Clyde Earl Darr's obituary - Clyde Earl Darr, 85, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Robings Manor N.H. in Brighton. He was born in Macoupin County, Ill., on Aug 3, 1926, the son of the late Chester and Ruth Blanche (Schaaf) Darr. He was a farmer and a member of the Alton Eagles. He is survived by a daughter, Linda (Jerry) Woods of Brighton; a son, Dennis (Pam) Darr of Medora; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine Cox of Jacksonville; and two brothers, Dale (Nina) Darr of Medora and Loren (Velva Jean) Darr of Medora. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Dwight, Floyd, Myron and Eldon Darr; and one sister, Mauritta Stone. There will be a visitation from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Targhetta & Wooldridge F.H. in Brighton. Burial will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Medora. The Rev. Ray Robinson will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Activity Department at Robings Manor N.H. Online information and guestbook may be found at targhettaandwooldridge.com.

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(1aaa) Edward Arthur Darr and Melissa (Hunter) Darr's granddaughter and their daughter Margaret (Darr) Smith's daughter Betty J. (Smith) Bowker's obituary - Betty J. Bowker, 83, died at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at home. She was born in Medora, Ill., on Sept. 18, 1928, daughter of "E.R." and Margaret (Darr) Smith. On June 27, 1947, in Medora, she married Gene L. Bowker. He died March 23, 2004. Betty retired from Sears as a sales associate after more than 30 years of service. She also was a founding member of the Heartland Quilt Guild. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and John Curry of Benld; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dwight Bowker of Godfrey and Steve and Glenda Bowker of Edwardsville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Lela Harding and Doris Pruitt. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a stepbrother, Fred Smith. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, with the Rev. Ray Robinson officiating. Burial will be at Medora Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or Heartland Quilt Guild.

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(2a) Andrew Jackson Darr and Margaret (Brown) Darr's son Douglas Jackson Darr was born July 14, 1867 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 1916 in Jersey Co., IL. He married Lillie Belle Darr, daughter of Matthew Darr and Ruth Russell. She was born 1865 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 1936. They were both buried at Grimes Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. Douglas Jackson Darr and Lillie Belle Darr were cousins. Children of Douglas Darr and Lillie Darr were-James Darr; Albert Darr; Roy Aaron Darr, born in Jersey Co., IL, died November 1963 in East Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Ida May Lawrence 1911 in Jersey Co., IL, died December 31, 1960 in East Alton, Madison Co., IL; Gladys Darr; Gordon Darr; Clarence Darr; (Unnamed) Darr; and Matthew Darr, born December 30, 1894 in Jersey Co., IL, died August 29, 1967 in Jersey Co., IL, married Alma Alice Bailey October 15, 1913 in Belleville, St Clair Co., IL, born April 13, 1892 in Milstadt, St Clair Co., IL, died June 25, 1971 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL.

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(1aa) Douglas Jackson Darr and Lillie Belle Darr's son Matthew Darr's obituary - Matthew Darr, born 12-30-1894, Jersey County, Illinois, died 08-29-1967, buried Grimes cemetery. Matthew Darr, 72, years, 7 months, 29 days, well-known retired farmer of English Township, died August 29, at 5:05 at Jersey Community hospital, where he had been a patient for 16 days. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at First United Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edward Breed officiated and burial was in Grimes cemetery. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A resident of English Township for 45 years, Mr. Darr had served for many years as Township Clerk. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Jersey County Farm Bureau. A son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Darr he was born in Jersey County on December 30, 1894. Surviving Mr. Darr are his wife, Alma Darr of Rural Route 4, Jerseyville, 1 daughter, Mrs. Urban (Mildred) Sinclair, and 1 son, Milton C. Darr, both of Jerseyville, 5 grandchildren, and 3 g-grandchildren, and 1 brother, Gordon Darr of Wood River.

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(1a) Andrew Jackson Darr and Josephine (Russell) Darr's daughter Myrtle Leighton Darr married Herbert Malott May 01, 1901 in Jersey Co., IL. Children of Myrtle Darr and Herbert Malott were-Hazel Malott, and Mildred Malott.

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(2a) Andrew Jackson Darr and Josephine (Russell) Darr's son Harry V. Darr was born Abt. 1873. He married 1st Cora Fitzgibbons. He married 2nd Jennie Scoggins November 07, 1895 in Greene Co., IL. Harry V. Darr had a circus show called the Darr - Greg Show. He traveled with his son, Jack, who sang and danced in the show. Child of Harry Darr and Cora Fitzgibbons was-Jack Darr who married Dorothy Darr. Jack Darr was the author of several books on electronics.

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Harry V. Darr's obituary - Harry V. Darr, born 04-06-1876, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 08-13-1953. Harry V. Darr, 78 years, 4 months, 7 days, died August 13 at Mena, Arkansas, following a prolonged illness. Mr Darr was a son of the late Jackson & Josephine (Russell) Darr and was born April 6, 1876, at Jerseyville. He grew to manhood near the place of his birth and on March 25, 1908 was married to Cora (Fitzgibbons) Darr, at Clatyon, Missouri. Mr Darr was an actor by profession and worked with many shows. He had been associated with show business since he was 18 years old. He later acquired his own show in connection with N. V. Gray and the company was known as the Darr-Gray Stock Company and for many summers played a week's engagement in Jerseyville. Later Mr. Darr served as advance man for the Kelly Miller Circus for 10 years. He went to Mena about 14 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Cora Darr of Mena, 1 son Jack Darr of Mena, 1 granddaughter and 2 nieces. He was preceded in death by 1 daughter and 1 sister, Mrs. Walter Malotte of Jerseyville whose death occurred July 24.

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