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William Goshorn

William Goshorn was born 4-17-1836 in Juniata County, PA. He died 3-22-1914 in Jersey County, Il. He was a Civil War Veteran. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Lt William Goshorn was born in Juanita Co., PA. He moved to Ohio and enlisted in army with his brother, Nicholas Goshorn in Co. F 931 Reg. Ohio Inf. Vol. Discharged June 19, 1865. Nicholas was killed in service. William came to Jersey county and wed Antonette (Wheaton) Goshorn. They were parents of 7 children. Surviving him are 2 sons, Nicholas of Eldred and Louis of Richwood Township; 2 daughters, Sopha of SD and Mary of Richwood Township.

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Funeral Notice: At Rest - Died - At his home 4 miles northwest of Fieldon, Ill., Sunday, March 22, 1914, at 4:00 p.m., William Goshorn, aged 77 years, 11 months and 5 days. Funeral services will be held from the German Church, Fieldon, Illinois, Wednesday, March 25th, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. E. T. Carroll officiating. Friends of the family are invited. Interment in Fieldon Cemetery. Jerseyville, Ill., March 23, 1914.

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William Goshorn was born in the State of Penn on the 17th day of Apr. 1836. He died at his home 4 mi. N.W. of Fieldon, Ill. on the 26 day of March 1914. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He was married to Antoinetta Wheaton (origionally spelled Witten, the origional spelling of Antionetta's maiden name Witten was changed to Wheaton at some time). They were married on the 21 day of Jan. 1867 in Jerseyville, Ill. by Rev. C. H. Menton. Antoinetta Goshorn was born in Winneburg, Ger. on the 18th day of Feb. 1841. She came with her parents to the U. S. at the age of 5 yrs. She died at her home in Fieldon, Ill. July 7, 1926. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Her father Joseph Witten was born in Winneburg, Germany. He died in Carrolton, Ill. Her mother Marie (Witten) Lappa, Hankey was born in Winneburg, Germany in 1809, and died at her home 1-1/2 miles west of Fieldon, Ill. on the 10 day of May 1893. William Goshorn served in the civil war 3 yrs (was Leutenant), wounded twice - once in leg above knee, once in finger. William Goshorn's father James Goshorn was born in the State of Penn on 22nd day of Mar. 1803. He died at his home, Hamilton, Ohio, on the 8th day of Mar. 1875. James Goshorn married Nancy Doran. She was born in the State of Penn. on the 4th day of July 1808. She died at their home in Hamilton, Ohio on the 12th day of Sept. 1849. William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn had 7 children-Nicholas Goshorn, Louis Goshorn, Sopha Goshorn, Mary Goshorn, Emaline Goshorn, William Goshorn, and Charles Doran Goshorn.

(1) William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn's son Nicholas James Goshorn was born at the home of his parents in Jerseyville, Ill. on the 19 day of Sept. 1868. He was married to Gertrude Combs in 1895. He died at his home in Jerseyville on the 4th day of June 1946. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Gertrude Coombs 7-26-1895 in Jersey County, IL. A daughter of the late Mr & Mrs James Coombs, she was born March 29, 1878 in KS. She died in 1960 at Jersey County Memorial hospital.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs Myrtle Akres, and Mrs Marie Heiderscheid, both of Jerseyville, and Mrs Agnes Devening of Fieldon; 2 sons, William of Moscow, IA and James of Jerseyville; 1 sister, Mrs Stella Hubert, East St. Louis, and 2 Brother, Pearl Coombs, Mapa, CA; 15 grandchildren and 37 g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Leonard Todd, pastor of Fieldon UCC, conducted services at the funeral home. Interment was in Fieldon cemetery.

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Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn's obituary - Gertrude Goshorn, died at Jersey County Memorial hospital. A daughter of the late Mr & Mrs James Coombs, she was born March 29, 1878 in KS. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs Myrtle Akres, and Mrs Marie Heiderscheid, both of Jerseyville, and Mrs Agnes Devening of Fieldon; 2 sons, Willaim of Moscow, IA and James of Jerseyville; 1 sister, Mrs Stella Hubert, East St. Louis, and 2 Brother, Pearl Coombs, Mapa, CA; 15 grandchildren and 37 g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Leonard Todd, pastor of Fieldon UCC, will conduct services at the funeral home. Interment was in Fieldon cemetery.

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Nicholas and Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn had 6 children-James Pearl Goshorn, Agnes Bernice Goshorn, William Goshorn, Hubert Nicholas Goshorn, Myrtle Goshorn, and Marie Goshorn.

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(1a) Nicholas and Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn's son James Pearl Goshorn, 69, died 2-27-1973. He was dead on arrival at Jersey County Memorial hospital. His death was unexpected. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Smith officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A retired employee of Alton Box Board Co., he was born March 27, 1903 a son of Nicholas & Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn. His wife Kathryn (Kraushaar) Goshorn, is deceased. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs Hugh (Stella) Siebert of Brighton; 1 brother, William Goshorn of Summerville, SC; and 1 sister, Mrs Agnes Devening of Jerseyville. His parents 2 sisters and 1 brother preceded him in death.

James Pearl Goshorn was married to the former Kathryn Kraushaar, the daughter of Joseph and Christina (Martin) Kraushaar. Kathryn (Kraushaar) Goshorn was born in 1897 in Jersey County, Il, and died in 1966 in Jersey County, IL. James and Kathryn (Kraushaar) Goshorn had a daughter Stella Goshorn who married Hugh Siebert 1-11-1952 in Jersey County, IL. She and her husband live in Brighton, IL.

(Note: Kathryn (Kraushaar) Goshorn was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her father Joseph Kraushaar was my mother's uncle, and a brother to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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James Pearl Goshorn's obituary - James Pearl Goshorn, 69, was dead on arrival at Jersey County Memorial hospital. His death was unexpected. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Smith officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A retired employee of Alton Box Board Co., he was born March 27, 1903 a son of Nicholas & Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn. His wife Kathryn (Kraushaar) Goshorn, is deceased. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs Hugh (Stella) Siebert of Brighton; 1 brother, William Goshorn of Summerville, SC; and 1 sister, Mrs Agnes Devening of Jerseyville. His parents 2 sisters and 1 brother preceded him in death.

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(1aa) James and Kathern (Kraushaar) Goshorn's daughter Stella (Goshorn) Seibert's obituary - Stella Seibert, 75, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital after several years of declining health. She was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Jerseyville, the daughter of James and Kathern (Kraushaar) Goshorn, now deceased. She married Hugh Douglas Seibert Jan. 11, 1952, in Jerseyville, and the two enjoyed traveling extensively during their 51 years of marriage. He died July 25, 2006. She had worked at International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville in her youth, but after marriage she became a homemaker.

Surviving are two special cousins, as well as caregivers, Jeris Ann Scoggins and Gerald Goshorn, both of Jerseyville, as well as additional cousins and family members. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two half sisters, Marjorie Greene and Hazel Clayton. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jersey County Relay for Life.

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(2a) Nicholas and Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn's daughter Agnes Bernice Goshorn was born May 4, 1908 in Bluffdale, IL. Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's obituary - Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening, 66, of Fieldon died June 22, 1974 at St. John's Mercy Hospital. Born May 4, 1908 in Bluffdale she was the daughter of Nicholas & Gertrude (Combes) Goshorn. Her husband Pearl Devening died in 1968.

Visitation and funeral were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Leonard Todd officiated. Burial was in Gunterman cemetery. Survivors are 1 son, Charles Devening of Tacoma, Washington; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry (Lena) Goeman of Fieldon and Mrs. Terry (Joan) Irvin of Centralia; 12 grandchilddren; 8 g-grandchildren and 1 brother William Goshorn of Summerville, SC. Her parents, husband, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death.

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Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening;s husband Pearl Devening's obituary - Pearl Devening, 61 years, 8 months, 6 days, a farmer of the Fieldon area, was found dead at his home by a neighbor on June 6, 1968. Mr Devening's wife is a patient at Green Lawn Nursing Home in Jerseyville and he had been living alone. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Leonard Todd, former pastor of Christ United Church of Christ in Fieldon, officiated and burial was in Gunterman cemetery in Richwood Township. Mr Devening was a son of the late George & Lena (Weisner) Devening, and was born in Jersey County September 30, 1906. Surviving are his wife, 1 son, sgt Charles J. Devening of Fayetteville, NC; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Goeman of Fieldon and Mrs. Paul W. Long, of Route 4, Jerseyville, and 10 grandchildren.

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(Note: Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's husband Pearl Devening was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. His mother Lena (Weisner) Devening was my mother's aunt, and a half sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar. My grandfather Charles Kraushaar's half sister Lena Weisner was born near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of William and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar Weisner. She married George Devening 2-10-1903. They had a son Pearl Devening, born 9-30-1906 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL and died 6-6-1968 on his farm near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He married Agnes Bernice Goshorn born 5-4-1908 in Bluffdale, IL, died 6-25-1974 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was the daughter of Nicholas and Gertrude (Combes) Goshorn. Pearl and Agnes (Goshorn) Devening had 3 children-Charles J. Devening of Tacoma, Wash, Lena Devening who married Henry Goeman of Fieldon, IL, and Joan Devening married Terry Irvin of Centralia, IL.)

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(1aa) Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Lena G. Devening was born in Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL in May 1925, and died June 7, 1999 in Jersey County, IL. She married Henry Goeman. He was born March 7, 1917, in English Township, the son of Henry and Dora (Hetzel) Goeman. He married the former Lena G. Devening on Oct. 13, 1940, in Elsberry, Mo. They shared nearly 59 years together before her death on June 7, 1999. He died Sept. 25, 2006 in Jersey County, IL. His burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Henry and Lena G. (Devening) Goeman had 2 daughters-Phyllis J. Goeman and Bernice Goeman.

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Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Lena G. (Devening) Goeman's obituary - Lena Goeman, FIELDON - Lena G. Goeman, 74, died Monday June 7 1999 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Born in Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL in May 1925, she was a daughter of the late Pearl and Agnes Goshorn Devening. She was a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ. She and her husband were engaged in farming for many years. She married Henry E. Goeman on Oct 13 1940 in Elsberry, Mo. He survives. In addition to her husband surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and George Frazer and Bernice and Ronald Guilander all of Jerseyville; two grandchildren Rhonda and her husband Kerry Hall of Kane and Jeff Guilander of Jerseyville; a great granddaughter Kourtnee Ann Hall and a brother and sister-in-law Charles J. and Lola Devening of Tenino, Wash. She was preceded in death by a sister Joan Long Irvin. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. She will be laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ or Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

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Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Lena G. (Devening) Goeman's husband Henry Goeman's obituary - Henry Goeman, 89, died unexpectedly at 7:41 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1917, in English Township, the son of Henry and Dora (Hetzel) Goeman. He married the former Lena G. Devening on Oct. 13, 1940, in Elsberry, Mo. They shared nearly 59 years together before her death on June 7, 1999. He was raised on the same farm he currently resided on and farmed his entire life, as well as operated Goeman Trucking. Agriculture was important to him, as he was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau, Jersey County Fair Board for many years, serving as the tractor pull supervisor for 25 years, and an original organizer of the former Fieldon Booster Club.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis Frazer and Bernice and Ronald Guilander, all of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Rhonda and Kerry Hall of Kane, Jeff and Donna Guilander of Jerseyville; five great-grandchildren, Kourtnee, Kurt and Khloee Hall, and Ronnie and Christopher Guilander. In addition to his wife, his parents; a son-in-law, George Frazer; and a sister, Catherine Briggs, preceded him in death. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where he was a longtime member, or the Jersey County Health Department.

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(1aaa) Henry and Lena G. (Devening) Goeman's daughter Phyllis J. Goeman's husband George E. Frazer's obituary - George E. Frazer, JERSEYVILLE - George E. Frazer, 71, died at 11:23 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 1999, at St. Clare's Hospital in Alton. Born June 18, 1928, in otter Creek Township, Jersey County, he was a son of the late George F. and Lena (Cope) Frazer. The World War II U.S. Army veteran was employed with Illinois Bell Telephone in Alton, where he worked for 18 years as an automotive technician, retiring in 1988. In addition to being a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, he was a very diverse handyman who enjoyed his woodworking, where he restored and refinished antique furniture. As a lover of nature, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and was a dedicated hunter and finder of mushrooms. He was a member of Moose Lodge 695 and a member for more than 50 years of the American Legion Post 492, both of Jerseyville. He and the former Phyllis J. Goeman were married Sept 7, 1979, in Jerseyville. She survives. In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Georgia and John Acord of Alton and Judy Beatty of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Jared, Brandon and, Kristy Beatty and Sara and John Garth Acord; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth V. "Sis" Richey and Marcella "Mickey' and Eugene Steinkuehler, all of Jerseyville. A brother-in-law, Vince Richey, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m., until services at 11 a.m. Monday; all at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Pastor Kurt Simon will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528 conducting full military services. Memorials may be made to the Jersey County Health Department.

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(2aa) Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Joan Devening was born June 11, 1933 in Jersey County, IL, and died in Nov. 1974 in Centralia, IL. Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Joan Devening married 1st Paul Willis Long, a son of Spencer V. & Minnie (Blackorby) Long. He was born in Calhoun County on March 12, 1927, and died August 18, 2012 at the Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville, IL. His burial was in the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg, IL. Joan married 2nd to Terry Irvin. Joan and her 1st husband Paul Willis Long had 5 children-Wanda Long, Rita Long, Donna Long, Robert Long, and Paula June Long.

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Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Joan (Devening) Long Irvin's 1st husband Paul Willis Long's obituary - Paul Willis Long, 85, died at 2:37 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville. Paul was born in Calhoun County on March 12, 1927, and was the son of the late Spencer V. & Minnie (Blackorby) Long. A graduate of Hardin High School, Paul served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he became engaged in farming on the Helen Beach Farm and later was a self employed carpenter working until 2000 where he suffered a stroke. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and was former member and deacon at the Bethany Baptist Church in Jerseyville. He is survived by his five children & their spouses, Wanda & James Vahle of Jerseyville, Donna & Robert Daniels of Jerseyville, Robert & Kelly Long of Jerseyville, Rita Miller and her companion, Richard Daniels of Jerseyville, and Paula & Steven Howard of Chatham; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Fugate of Dow, Joyce Bland of Kampsville, Lois Charlton of Mozier; three brothers, Spencer Long of Jerseyville, Herbert Long of Winchester and Howard Wayne Long of Hardin. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Edward Long, and a sister, Bernita H. Dunham. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at noon on Tuesday. Rev. Chuck Keene will officiate. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

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(3a) Nicholas and Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn's son William D Goshorn's obituary - William D Goshorn, 75, died July 9 in Summerville, SC. Rites were held at Parks Funeral Home Chapel and burial was in Summerville cemetery. Mr & Mrs Lawrence Erwin, Fieldon and Mrs Arabelle Bunse of Jerseyville attended the services. A retired carpenter, he was born January 30, 1899 in Fieldon, a son of Nicholas & Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn.

He is survived by his widow, Evelyn (Erwin) Goshorn of Summerville; 1 daughter, Mrs Norman Stimson, and 1 son, William Lewis Goshorn; 5 grandchildren and 6 g-grandchildren. Mr Goshorn Was a brother-in-law of Owen, Norman and Lawrence Erwin of Fieldon, James Erwin, Mrs Marietta Devening and Mrs Arabelle Bunse and Dewey Heiderscheid, Jerseyville.

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(4a) Nicholas and Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn's son Hubert Nicholas Goshorn was born October 6, 1915, in Greene county, IL. He died in 1958 in Jersey County, IL. He married Reahn Elizabeth McGibany. Hubert Nicholas Goshorn and his wife Reahn (McGibany) Goshorn had a daughter Jeris Ann Goshorn who married Robert Scoggins, and a son Gerald Goshorn who married Sandra Crotchett, daughter of Arnold B. and Mabel Evelyn (Tucker) Crotchett.

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Hubert Nicholas Goshorn's obituary - Hubert Nicholas Goshorn, 43, died at Jersey County Memorial hospital where he, his wife, and his mother were taken following a gas heater explosion in his home in Jerseyville. Surviving are his widow, Reohn Goshorn; 1 son, Gerald of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Jeris Ann Goshorn, Springfield and his mother; 2 sisters, Mrs Dewey Heiderscheid and Mrs Paul Devening of Fieldon; 2 brothers, William of Muscatine, IA and James of Jerseyville.

He was president of Jerseyville Aerie of the Eagles Lodge, and the Lodge has postponed its Thanksgiving party scheduled for Sun. He was a member of the Jerseyville Masonic Lodge and of the Westerner Club of Olin Matheson Chemical Corp. at East Alton where he was employed. The body is at Jacoby funeral home where Masonic rites were conducted Sat. eve. Services were Sun. and burial was in Fieldon cemetery.

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(1aa) Hubert Nicholas & Reahn Elizabeth (McGibany) Goshorn's daughter Jeris Ann (Goshorn) Scoggins and her husband Robert Scoggins's golden wedding anniversary - Robert and Jeris Ann Scoggins of Jerseyville celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday, June 6. He and the former Jeris Ann Goshorn were married June 6, 1959, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. P.P. Heinen officiated. The couple is celebrating their anniversary with a family dinner at Tony's hosted by their children. The children are Lisa (Mark) Loftus and Angela Richards of Jerseyville. They are blessed with four grandchildren, Jordan and Paige Watson, Reahn Richards of Jerseyville and Bryan Loftus of Granite City.  Robert Scoggins is retired from Laclede Steel Company after 37 years of service. He continues to enjoy semi-retirement and works at Wolves Crossing Golf Course in his spare time. Jeris Ann Scoggins is retired from the Jersey County Supervisor of Assessments office after 20 years.  The couple will celebrate with a trip to Gettysburg, Penn., in the fall.

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Jeris Ann (Goshorn) Scoggins's obituary - Jeris Ann (Goshorn) Scoggins, 73, left this world to be with the Lord at 5:25 a.m., Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Jeris Ann was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Jerseyville, IL to Hubert Nicholas and Reahn Elizabeth (McGibany) Goshorn. She married Robert F. Scoggins on June 6, 1959, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, IL. Jeris Ann lived in Jerseyville her entire life, educated and graduated in the Jersey Community Schools. She was Chief Deputy Supervisor of Assessments for Jersey County and retired after 27 years. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Jersey County Republican Women, Vice Chairwoman of the Jersey County Republican Central Committee, Women of the Moose, and Ladies of the Elks. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Lisa Ann Scoggins Loftus and her husband Mark Brian Loftus of Jerseyville, IL and Angela Reahn Scoggins Richards of Jerseyville,IL; the dear sweet grandchildren she adored, Jordan Baecht Watson, of Bethalto,IL; Paige Michael Watson of Jerseyville; Reahn Elaine Richards of Jerseyville; a step-grandson, Bryan Joseph Loftus of Granite City and his wife Jolene Harris Loftus; a brother, Gerald Lee Goshorn and his wife Sandra of Jerseyville; sister-in-laws Roberta Scoggins Nardin of Mt Olive, IL and Ruth Ann Scoggins Neuhoff of Jerseyville,IL; a brother-in-law, Roy William Scoggins and wife Roma of Collinsville; nieces and nephews, Tamara Sue Goshorn Schleper and husband Steve, Ronald Lee Goshorn, Peter Nardin, Patty Nardin Staten, Alan Scoggins, Tracia Scoggins Oberson and James Neuhoff; great nieces, Allyson Reahn Schleper, Kayla Michelle Schleper, Hannah Kathleen Goshorn; great-nephews, Matthew Charles Schleper and Garrett Lee Goshorn; great-great nephew, Ryan Kale Schleper, and friends who she treasured are many, her dear friends, Barbara Ogden and Beverly Metzler; and her special hairdresser, Amy Fraley Phipps. She was preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Roy and Georgette Scoggins, many dear aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in honoring her life at 10 a.m.,Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William H. Hembrow officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville,IL. Memorials established in memory of Jeris Ann are Siteman Cancer Center and The Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Activity Department. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. ~~The Telegraph, Alton, IL; May 23, 2012~~

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(2aa) Hubert Nicholas & Reahn Elizabeth (McGibany) Goshorn's son Gerald Lee "Jerry" Goshorn's obituary - Gerald Lee "Jerry" Goshorn, 74, died at 12:05 p.m., Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Jerseyville on Oct. 5, 1939, one of two children born to the late Hubert Nicholas & Reahn Elizabeth (McGibany) Goshorn. Jerry graduated in 1957 from Jersey Community High School, and served with the U.S. Army. He dedicated 30 years as an Laclede Steel employee retiring in 1994, and later began working at the Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton. He married the former Sandra Crotchett on Oct. 20, 1961 at the Kane Baptist Church, and together they have shared 52 years together and the joys of their two children & their families.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Goshorn of Jerseyville; a daughter & son in law, Tamara & Steve Schleper of Jerseyville; a son, Ronald Goshorn of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Allyson Schleper, Kayla Schleper, Matthew Schleper, Hannah Goshorn, Garrett Goshorn; a great grandson, Ryan Schleper; his brothers in law and sisters in law, Robert Scoggins of Jerseyville, Doris Darr of Jerseyville, Gene Crotchett of Dunnellen, Fl., Arnie & Dorothy Crotchett of Savannah, Tn., Gail Crotchett of Jerseyville, and Pat Crotchett Gipson, and her husband, Neal of Jerseyville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jeris Ann Scoggins; his father in law & mother in law, Arnold & Mabel Crotchett; brothers in law, Richard Crotchett, Robert Crotchett, Kenneth Darr; and two sisters in law, Marsha Crotchett and Jane Crotchett. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Friday at the Kane Cemetery with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. A Memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m., Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Don Stribling officiating. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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(5a) Nicholas and Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn's daughter Myrtle Goshorn married James A. Akers Sr. and they had 13 children-James A. Akers Jr, Frank, Keith Akers, Arthel Akers, Delbert Akers, Nicholas Akers, and Marvin Akers. (I don't know the names of their other children).

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(1aa) James A. and Myrtle Goshorn Akers Sr's son James A. Akers Jr., born 20-08-1933, Jersey County, Illinois, died 19-09-1981, buried Hardin Cemetery. Services were held Monday afternoon at Jacoby Funeral Home for James A Akers jr., 48 of 408 E. Pearl St., Jerseyville with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial was in Hardin Cememtery. He died at 5:10 a.m. Sept. 19, 1981 at St John's Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO. born in Jersey County Aug. 20, 1933, he was a son of the late James A. and Myrtle Goshorn Akers sr., and was an operating engineer out of Local 520.

His survivors are his wife, Audrey Leah Peeler Akers whom he married Nov. 12, 1953 in Winchester; one son, James A. Akers, III, Fairmont City; three daughters, Dr. Linda Fischer of Springfield, Jayne Akers and Janet Story of Jerseyville; six brothers, Frank, Boston, Mass., Arthel, Keith and Delbert, Jerseyville, Nicholas, Shipman, Marvin, Bethalto; four grandchildren.

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James A. Akers Jr's wife Audrey Leah (Peeler) Akers Decker's obituary - Audrey Lee Decker, 76, died Monday, April 13, 2009, at the Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center in Clearwater. She was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Hardin, one of three children born to the late Raymond and Kathryn (Johnston) Peeler. She married James Arnold Akers Jr. on Nov. 2, 1953, in Winchester. He died Sept. 19, 1981. She later married Wayne Eugene Decker on Aug. 6, 1982, at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. He died Nov. 20, 2003. She was born and raised in Hardin. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class. Several years after the birth of her fourth child, she attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she earned a master's degree in English literature. She taught classes at the college level and worked as a social worker for both the states of Illinois and Missouri. Audrey was also an accomplished as well as published author. Surviving are her four children and their spouses, Dr. Linda and Dr. Lewis Fischer of Waterloo, Jayne Prophetter and her husband, Henry, of Clearwater, James A. Akers III of Cottage Hills, and Janet Kimberly Story of Clearwater; her grandchildren, Tamara, Donovan, and Alexander Fischer, Kathryn and Gabriel Pizzo, Brandy, Jami, Jasmine, Justina, and Jalena Akers, Jarad and Jamie Story; her great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Damian, Aubrey, Autumn, Gage, Talyn, and Jaedrien; and a brother, Raymond Peeler. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Peeler. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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(2aa) James A. and Myrtle Goshorn Akers Sr's son Keith Akers married Vivian Pauline Talley. She was born in 1927, in Greene County, Illinois, died 03-18-1989 in Jerseyville - Vivian Pauline Akers, 62, died at 6:47 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 1989, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. born in Eldred, she was the daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. On May 6, 1950, in Jerseyville, she married Keith Akers.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Wannetta McBride of Jerseyville; a son, Leonard Akers of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; two brothers, George Talley of Fieldon and Charles Talley of Jerseyville; and seven sisters, Eileen Moore of Granite City, Armeda Dunham of McClusky, Lola Mae Dunham and Beatrice Ebker, both of Jerseyville, Frances Crumley and Delores Stone, both of Alton, and Wilma Griffin of Washington. Preceding her in death were a son, Edward Akers; and a sister, Marvell Brooks.

The body was cremated. There is a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Open Door Fellowship Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home of Jerseyville is handling arrangements. (3 of Vivian (Talley) Akers's sisters married Westfall relatives related to my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall, and 2 of her sisters married relatives related to my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall)

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(1aaa) Keith Akers and Vivian Talley Akers's son Edward K., born 14-09-1956, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-07-1985, buried 05-07-1985. Edward K. Akers, 28, was pronounced dead July 1 at his residence in Jerseyville. He was born Sept 14, 1956, in Jerseyville to Keith Akers and Vivian Talley Akers. He was a college student.

Survivors include his parents, who live in Jerseyville; brothers Leonard of Jerseyville; sister Wannetta McBride of Alton; a niece and nephew. A memorial service was July 5 in Church of the Nazarene in Jerseyville. A Memorial has been established to Missouri Epilepsy Foundation. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements. A coroner's inquest is pending.

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(3aa) James A. and Myrtle Goshorn Akers Sr's son Arthel Akers Sr., born 13-10-1923, Missouri, died 11-10-1981, buried Miller Cemetery. Services for Arthel Albert Akers sr., 57, 209 E. Prairie, Jerseyville, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home by the Rev. James Pepper with burial in Miller Cemetery near Pearl. He died at 1:15 p.m. Oct, 11 at Jersey Community Hospital after an extended illness. born Oct. 13, 1923 in St. Louis, he was a son of the late James Arnold and Myrtle Goshorn Akers. The World War II veteran was a tractor operator at Laclede Steel Co. for 31 years. He and his wife, the former Diana Medlock, observed their silver wedding anniversary Oct. 6.

His survivors are his wife, Diana, of Jerseyville; three sons, Arthel jr. of Alton, Steven of Jerseyville and Michael, St. Louis; three daughters, Cynthia Wielgus, Granite City, Marsha Akers and Vickie Madison, Jerseyville; five grandchildren. Also surviving are five brothers, Frank Akers, Boston, Mass., Keith and Delbert, Jerseyville, Nicholas, Shipman and Marvin, Godfrey. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, six brothers and a sister. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home.

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Arthel Albert Akers Sr.'s wife Diana Lee (Medlock) Akers's obituary - Diana Lee Akers, 73, died at 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. She was born June 30, 1937, in Alton, and was the daughter of Clarence and Amelia (Groshart) Medlock, now deceased. She married Arthel Albert Akers Sr. on Oct. 6, 1956, in East Alton. He died Oct. 11, 1981. She was retired. She had worked at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center in Jerseyville. Survivors include two daughters, Marsha and Paul Triebes of Jerseyville and Cindy and Mike Wieglus of Granite City; three sons, Mike and Sharon Akers of St. Charles, Mo., Steve Akers of Jerseyville and Art Jr. and Leanna Akers of Brighton; one son-in-law, David E. Madison of Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthel Albert Akers Sr.; daughter, Victoria L. Madison; son, Greg Akers; and sisters, Virginia Eastham, Dell Feldman and Ruth Page. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, with the Rev. Sonny Renken officiating. Burial will be at Little Miller Cemetery near Pearl, Ill. Memorials may be to American Heart Fund or American Diabetes Association.

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(1aaa) Arthel Albert and Diana (Medlock) Akers's daughter Victoria L. (Akers) Madison's obituary - Victoria L. Madison, 48, died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1962, in Alton to Arthel Albert and Diana (Medlock) Akers. She married David E. Madison June 9, 1981, in Jerseyville. She worked in the medical field at Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, David E. Madison of Jerseyville; mother, Diana Akers of Jerseyville; daughters, Ashley and Euriel Barrios, Amy Madison and Amber Ortega, all of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Abigayle, David, Eliana, Alejandro, Elijah, Amelia "Mia," Ethan and Niccolas; sisters, Marsha and Paul Triebes of Jerseyville and Cindy and Mike Wieglus of Granite City; brothers, Mike and Sharon Akers of St. Charles, Mo., Steve Akers of Jerseyville, Art and Leanna Akers of Brighton; several in-laws and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Greg Akers; grandmother, Amelia Medlock; and two brothers-in-law, Glenn Madison and Ira Brockman. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home in care of the family.

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(2aaa) Arthel Albert and Diana (Medlock) Akers's son Steven D. Akers's obituary - Steven D. Akers, 53, died at 1:09 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home. Born July 29, 1957, in Alton, he was the son of Arthel Albert and Diana Lee (Medlock) Akers. He retired after 31 years of service as a dispatcher with the Jerseyville Police Department. Survivors include his sisters, Marsha and Paul Triebes of Jerseyville and Cindy and Mike Wielgus of Granite City; brothers, Mike and Sharon Akers of St. Charles, Mo., and Art and Leanna Akers Jr. of Brighton; brother-in-law, David Madison of Jerseyville; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Greg Akers; and sister, Victoria Madison. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24. Burial will be at Little Miller Cemetery near Pearl. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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(4aa) James A. and Myrtle (Goshorn) Akers's son Nicholas Henry Akers's obituary - April 23, 2007 - 6:21PM Nicholas Henry Akers, 77, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at John Cochran Veteran's Hospital in St. Louis after a steady period of declining health. Born June 27, 1929, in Pearl, he was a son of James Arnold and Myrtle (Goshorn) Akers. He grew up in the Fieldon area and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during both World War II and the Korean War. He spent most of his adult life working as a union carpenter, through Local 377 in Alton and after retirement, began working in the maintenance department at the former Life Care Nursing Home in Alton. After retirement, he was able to pursue some of his greatest passions in life, spending more time with his wife, as they spent many days fishing and camping in numerous spots in the area. He married the former Frances Pauline Cox on Dec. 2, 1948, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, and they shared 54 years together before her death, after a battle with cancer, on Jan. 27, 2003.

Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Karen Akers of Labadie, Mo., Sharon Ohley of Jerseyville, and Nicki and Paul Summers of Godfrey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Tina Akers of Lexington, S.C., and the Rev. Robert and Michelle Akers of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Keith Akers of Jerseyville and Marvin Akers of Alton. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Frank, Arthur, James and Delbert Akers. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Assembly of God in Jerseyville with the Rev. Randy Cartwright officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the First Assembly of God, where he was a member, or to the Living Waters Fellowship in Alva, Fla., where his son is pastor.

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(6a) Nicholas and Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn's daughter Marie Goshorn married Dewey Heiderscheid. She is deceased. They lived in Jerseyville, IL.

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(1aaa) Marie (Goshorn) Heiderscheid's grandson Herbert Harrison Dierking's obituary - Herbert Harrison Dierking, 53, was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, near Elsah, concluding a 13-day search after he was reported missing while fishing on the Mississippi River on Oct. 18, 2008. He was born in Jerseyville on Nov. 15, 1954, the son of Forrest Harrison and Mildred Marie (Heiderscheid) Dierking. After the death of his parents when he was a young boy, he was raised by his grandparents, the late Dewey and Marie A. (Goshorn) Heiderscheid.

He married the former Carla Cameron on Dec. 1, 1979, at Open Door House of Praise in Jerseyville. She survives. He grew up in Jerseyville and graduated from Jersey Community High School. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted with the U.S. Army. He worked for the state of Illinois for 18 years, serving as a corrections officer for Pere Marquette Boys Camp in Grafton for nine years, four years at the Jacksonville Correctional Center and for the past five years had been employed with the Greene County Work Camp in White Hall. His job was a necessity; fishing was his love. His love of fishing and the river began at a very young age and continued to grow stronger as he grew older. If he had free time, he was on the river. He owned and operated Herb's Bait and Tackle Shop on East Carpenter Street in Jerseyville for many years and was a commercial fisherman, providing fish for many organizations and churches, including Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville, where he was a member. He loved to be around people and was a member of The Disciples, a bowling team that competed in a league at Bowl Haven in Godfrey on Monday nights, and the Wild Riders Saddle Club, which incorporated his, and his family's, love of horses. They met every other Saturday night for horse shows during the spring, summer and fall.

In addition to his wife, surviving are their four children and their spouses, David and Barb Dierking of Medora, Daniel and Tonya Dierking of Brighton, Diane Dierking at home and Donna and Joshua Curren of Groton, Conn.; four grandchildren, Clayton, Jaelynn and Emily Dierking and Gracie Ann Curren; and his mother-in-law, Lois Cameron of Shipman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father-in-law, Rollo Cameron. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

(2) William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn's son Louis Goshorn was born at the home of his parents in Richwood Township, Jersey Co., Ill. on the 25 day of Sept. 1885. He died March 15, 1970. His burial was in Fieldon cemetery. He was married to Jennie Lewis. She was born October 23, 1890, in Greene county, the daughter of the late James & Alice Lewis.

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Louis Goshorn's obituary - Louis Goshorn, 84, died Sunday afternoon at Greenlawn nursing home, Jerseyville. Visitation was from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services were held. Rev M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First United Presbyterian church officiated. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery.

Mr Goshorn, a retired farmer, was born in Fieldon, September 25, 1885 a son of the late William & Annette (Wheaton) Goshorn. Surviving are his wife, Jennie Goshorn, Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Mrs Ellen Kella, Joliet, 1 step daughter, Miss Virginia B Huitt, St. Louis, 3 grandchildren and 3 g-grandchildren.

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Louis Goshorn's wife Jennie L. (Lewis) Goshorn, 84, of Jerseyville, died March 8, at Jersey County Memorial hospital. She was the widow of Louis Goshorn who died March 15, 1970. She was born October 23, 1890, in Greene county, the daughter of the late James & Alice Lewis.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs Hellen Kella, Joliet, and Miss Virginia B Huitt of Jerseyville; 1 sister, Mrs Salemma Varble of Lapuente, CA, 3 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 11 at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev R E George of United Methodist church officiated. Interment followed in Fieldon cemetery.

(3) William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn's daughter Sopha Goshorn married John Edward Hetzel. The wedding of John Edward Hetzel and Sopha Goshorn took place on the 29th of July 1896 at the home of Sopha's parents, William and Antoinetta (Wheaton) Goshorn four miles northwest of Fieldon in Section 15, Richwood Township. John Edward Hetzel was born on the sixth of February 1873 at the home of his parents, John and Henrietta (Anspach) Hetzel, three miles northeast of Fieldon in Section 18, English Township. Sopha Goshorn was born on the 29 of December 1873 at the home of her thrice widowed grandmother, Eva Maria (Langen) (Wheaton) (Lappe) Hankey, 1-1/2 miles west of Fieldon in Section 27, Richwood Township.

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John Edward and Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel had these children-Claude Robert Hetzel, Herbert H. Hetzel (both died prior to them coming to SD in 1910), Della Mae Hetzel, John Clarence Hetzel, Sopha Eva Hetzel, Lester Edward Hetzel, and Louis Goshorn Hetzel. John and Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel are both buried at Lemmon SD, along with their son and daughter in law, Louis and his wife Marie.

(4) William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn's daughter Mary Goshorn was born at home of parents on the 24th day of Mar. 1872. She died at the home of her sister, Emeline, in English Township, Jersey Co., Ill. on the 14 day of July 1942. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(5) William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn's daughter Emaline Goshorn was born at family home in Fieldon on the 14th day of Nov. 1875, and died in 1968. She married Jesse O. Williams 9-11-1895 in Jersey county, IL. They are both buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.(1a) Oscar & Emaline (Goshorn) Williams's daughter 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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(6) William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn's son William Goshorn was born at the home of his parents in Fieldon, Jersey Co., Ill. on the 12th day of June 1870. He died at his home on the 29th day of Nov. 1873. He was buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(7) William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn's son Charles Doran Goshorn was born at their home in Fieldon, Ill. on the 16 day of Oct. 1883. He died at their home in Richwood Township, 4 mi. N.W. of Fieldon, Ill. on the 12 day of Nov. 1884.

John E. Hetzel

John E. Hetzel, one of the most prosperous and influential of the German citizens of English township, was born May 23, 1826 in Germany, his parents being Conrad and Josephine (Schabel) Hetzel, also natives of Germany. In 1849 John Hetzel immigrated to the United States, taking passage on board a sailing vessel, the Graftstroom, at Rotterdam. He landed in New York, and from there went to Milwaukee, Wis. He had, previous to coming to America, learned the machinist's trade, working upon locomotives and other machinery. He also did military service in that country two years. In 1855 he came to Jersey county and settled on Otter creek, where he remained one year, then removed to section 18, English township, where he purchase 40 acres of land. He now owns 320 acres in this section, which is mostly under cultivation.

In 1881 he erected a handsome and commodious residence, costing $3,000. His other improvements are of a corresponding description, and everything about the place indicates thrift and prosperity. Mr. Hetzel was married in March 1851 to Henrietta Auspach, daughter of David and Mary (Reedy) Auspach. They are the parents of nine children: Josephine L., born Aug. 12, 1852; George F., born Sejpt. 4, 1855; August P., born Aug. 13, 1857; Mary E., born Sept. 18, 1861; Catherine E., born Oct. 12, 1861; William H., born Sept. 25, 1863; Antoinette H., born Feb. 20, 1868; Emily L., born March 21, 1870; and John E., born Feb. 6, 1873. Mr. Hetzel is politically a republican and has held the office of school director for some time.

Note: The above information about John E. Hetzel was From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 337 - 365.

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John E. Hetzel was born May 23, 1826 in Germany, his parents being Conrad and Josephine (Schabel) Hetzel. He died 8-11-1892 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married in March 1851 to Henrietta Auspach, daughter of David and Mary (Reedy) Auspach. She was born 3-22-1830 in Penn., and died 2-21-1898 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(Her Obituary)-At her home ten miles northwest of Jerseyville, Monday, Feb. 21, Mrs. Harriet H. Hetzel, aged 66 years. The funeral took place from the residence to the family cemetery Wednesday, Rev. Wm. Crawford officiating. Daily Democrat, 25 Feb. 1898.

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John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel had 9 children-Josephine L. Hetzel, George F. Hetzel, August P. Hetzel, Mary E. Hetzel, Catherine E. Hetzel, William H. Hetzel, Antoinette H. Hetzel, Emily L. Hetzel, and John Edward Hetzel.

(1) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's daughter Josephine L. Hetzel was born 10-26-1852 at her parents home in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 9-8-1941 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She married William Varney 8-13-1885 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1853, and died 9-17-1902 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney had 5 children-Edward J. Varney, Evelena Victoria Varney, John William Varney, Nettie Varney, and Anna Varney.

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(1a) William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney's son Edward J. Varney, died 5-30-1981, age 93, of 614 4th St. Jerseyville. His funeral was conducted at 11 am, June 2 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. His death occurred at 10:30 am may 30, 1981 at Alton Memorial hospital. A self-employed carpenter, he was born October 31, 1887 in Otterville, a son of William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney.

He is survived by 1 daughter, Edna Richey of Godfrey; 6 grandchildren and 10 g-grandchildren. His parents, wife, the former Claudia Balcom, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 brother, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4-9 pm Monday at the Funeral Home.

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(2a) William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney's daughter Mrs. Evelena (Lena) Victoria Varney, 78, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 30, 1968 at the home of Louis Wieland, 412 George St., Jerseyville, where she had been employed for a number of years. Mrs. Varney had been in ill health. She was a daughter of the late William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney and was born in Jersey County on April 27, 1890. Her age at death was 78 years, 7 months, and 3 days.

Mrs. Varney is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Leonard Begnel of Alton, 1 granddaughter, Mrs. Tony Mayerhofer of Godfrey, 2 g-grandchildren and 2 brothers. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church, officiated at the final rites held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Funeral Home. Interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park.

Evelena Victoria Varney married Noah McAdams 1-24-1912 in Jersey County, IL.

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(3a) William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney's son John William Varney, 84, a retired farmer of Rural Route 3 Jerseyville died at 9:58 am October 1, 1978 at Jersey Community hospital. He was born November 8, 1893 in Jersey County, a son of William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney. He married Rachel Schaaf March 17, 1916. She died January 24, 1969.

Survivors are: 1 son William L. Varney of East Alton; 1 daughter, Mrs. Ada White of Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren; 1 brother Edward Varney, of Jerseyville. Visitation from 4-9 pm Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted by Rev. Louis Kappler. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

John William Varney's wife Rachel Bell (Schaaf) Varney died 01-1969. The death of Mrs. Rachel Bell Varney of Rural Route 3, Jerseyville, occurred at 6:45 am at Jersey Community hospital where she had been a medical patient for 20 days. Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Leonard Todd of Moro officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Varney, 80 years, 9 months, and 7 days old; was born in Jersey County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Sarah (Simpson) Schaaf.

She is survived by her husband, John W. Varney who served as supervisor from Otter creek township for a number of years; 1 son, William L. Varney of Chesterfield; 1 daughter, Mrs. George White of Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren; 1 Brother, Leonard Shaw, and 1 sister, Pearl Keulp, both of Oregon.

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(4a) William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney's daughter Miss Nettie Varney, 17, died at the home of her mother Mrs. William Varney, 3 miles west of Otterville on November 6 1906. The funeral and burial were in Hetzel cemetery.

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(5a) William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney's daughter Anna Varney was born 5-8-1892 in Jersey County, IL and died 2-23-1919 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She married William L. Schantz 5-12-1909 in Jersey County, IL.

(2) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's son George F. Hetzel was born on the 4th day of Sept. 1855. He died at his home on the 19th day of May 1943 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Katherine Lenz. She was born Jan. 27, 1866 Jersey County, IL., and died July 17, 1955 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel had 11 children-Dora Ann Hetzel, Irene M. Hetzel, Hazel E. Hetzel, Joseph H. Hetzel, John F. Hetzel, Ernest Hetzel, Earl E. Hetzel, Floyd G. Hetzel, Andrew A. Hetzel, Levi L. Hetzel, and Josephine E. Hetzel.

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George Fred Hetzel's obituary - George Hetzel Dies, JERSEYVILLE — George Fred "Crick" Hetzel, 87, of the Fieldon vicinity, died at his home Wednesday evening. He was a son of the late John E. and Harriet Auspach Hetzel. Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Dora Goeman of Fieldon; Miss Irene Hetzel of Lincoln; Mrs. Hazel Drainer of Curryville, Mo.; seven sons, Joseph of Jerseyville; Andrew of Fieldon; John of Jerseyville; Earl of Staunton; Levi of Jerseyville; Ernest of Jerseyville, and Floyd of Fieldon. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

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George F. Hetzel's wife Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's obituary - Hetzel, JERSEYVILLE - Mrs. Katherine Mary Hetzel, 89, widow of George F. Hetzel, died Sunday at 5:40 p.m. She was born Jan. 27, 1866, in Jersey County, and had resided here all of her life. Her parents were the late Joseph and Mary Albert Lenz. Surviving are seven sons, Joseph, John, Levi, and Ernest, Jerseyville; Andrew and Floyd, Fieldon, and Earl of Staunton; three daughters, Mrs. Dora Goeman, Fieldon; Mrs. Hazel Drainer, Vandalia, Mo.; Miss Irene Hetzel, Jerseyville; seven sisters, Mrs. Anna I Cummings, Miss Christine Lenz, Mrs. Josephine Atchison, Mrs. Lena MacDougal, Mrs. Susie Powel and Mrs. Agnes Bohannon, Jerseyville, and Mrs. Caroline Quanta, St. Louis,.Mo.; a brother, Charles Lenz, Jerseyville; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Josephine McIntire. The body is at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. (DST) by the Rev. J. A. Oesch of Staunton. Burial will be in Hetzel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Dorothy (Albert) Lentz-(her mother Mary Dorothy (Albert) Lenz's obituary)----LENZ. Unknown newspaper, died May 18, 1922: Mrs. Mary Albart-Lenz, following an illness of only a few weeks, passed away Thursday morning at 6:20 o'clock at her home on North Liberty Street in this city. The deceased was 74 years, 6 months and 21 days of age. Mrs. Lenz was the daughter of Catherine and Michael Albart, pioneer residents of Jersey county. She was married 30 Apr. 1865 to Joseph Lenz, who preceded her in death on 6 Aug. 1915.

The deceased is survived by ten daughters and one son; Mrs. George Hetzel, Mrs. Anna Cummings, Mrs. Albert Hoelker, Misses Christine and Rosie Lenz, Mrs. D. D. Mac Dougal, Mrs. C. P. Atchison, Mrs. O. P. Powel, Mrs. H. R. Bohannan, all of Jersey County; Mrs. Carrie Quante of St. Louis and Charles W. Lenz of Jerseyville; all of whom except Mrs. Quante were with her at the time of her death. A daughter, Mrs. Dorothy L. Pruitt, died 23 April 1920, and five children died in infancy. Mrs. Lenz also leaves a brother, Nicholas Albart of Fidelity township, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Reher of Jerseyville. Funeral services will be held Monday, 22 May at 9:30 am from the Holy Ghost church, of which she has been a devoted member for more than half a century. High mass will be celebrated, Rev. John G. Gramke, celebrant. Interment in Catholic cemetery.

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George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel had 11 children-Dora Ann Hetzel, Irene M. Hetzel, Hazel E. Hetzel, Joseph H. Hetzel, John F. Hetzel, Ernest Hetzel, Earl E. Hetzel, Floyd G. Hetzel, Andrew A. Hetzel, Levi L. Hetzel, and Josephine E. Hetzel.

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(1a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's daughter Dora Ann (Hetzel) Goeman, 82, of R1, Fieldon was dead on arrival at Jersey County Memorial hospital on May 30, 1973. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Leonard Todd officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born November 1, 1890 in Jersey county the daughter of George & Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel. Her husband was the late P F Goeman.

She is survived by 1 Son, Henry E Goeman of Fieldon; 1 daughter, Mrs Charles (Catherine) Briggs of Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren; 4 g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Miss Irene Hetzel of Jerseyville and Mrs Hazel Drainer of Vandalia, Mo; and 5 brothers, Joseph, John, and Ernest Hetzel of Fieldon, and Earl Hetzel of Staunton. Her parents, 1 sister, 2 brothers and her husband preceded her in death.

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(1aa) P. F. "Henry" and Dora (Hetzel) Goeman's son Henry Goeman's obituary - Henry Goeman, 89, died unexpectedly at 7:41 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1917, in English Township, the son of Henry and Dora (Hetzel) Goeman. He married the former Lena G. Devening on Oct. 13, 1940, in Elsberry, Mo. They shared nearly 59 years together before her death on June 7, 1999. He was raised on the same farm he currently resided on and farmed his entire life, as well as operated Goeman Trucking. Agriculture was important to him, as he was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau, Jersey County Fair Board for many years, serving as the tractor pull supervisor for 25 years, and an original organizer of the former Fieldon Booster Club.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis Frazer and Bernice and Ronald Guilander, all of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Rhonda and Kerry Hall of Kane, Jeff and Donna Guilander of Jerseyville; five great-grandchildren, Kourtnee, Kurt and Khloee Hall, and Ronnie and Christopher Guilander. In addition to his wife, his parents; a son-in-law, George Frazer; and a sister, Catherine Briggs, preceded him in death. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where he was a longtime member, or the Jersey County Health Department.

(Note: Henry Goeman's wife Lena G. (Devening) Goeman was the daughter of Pearl Devening and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening. Her father Pearl Devening was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. His mother Lena (Weisner) Devening was my mother's aunt, and a half sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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(2a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's daughter Irene Maude Hetzel was born in 1898 in Jersey County, IL. She died 10-19-1993 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(3a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's daughter Hazel E. Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. She married a man who's last name was Drainer and they lived in Vandalia, MO.

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(4a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Joseph H. Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 3-31-1976. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(5a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son John Frederick Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-19-1976 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Goldie Helen Westfall, the daughter of Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall Sr. and Martha (Thomas) Westfall. John Hetzel and Goldie had no children.

(Note: Goldie Helen Westfall was my cousin and the daughter of my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's brother Alonzo "Lonnie" Westfall)

Goldie Helen Westfall was born 12-17-1919 in Jersey County, IL, and died 12-23-1992 at her residence in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married first John F. Hetzel 12-30-1936 in Jersey County, IL, and married second Carl Feyerabend in 1944 in St. Charles, MO. Carl Feyerabend was born 1-13-1898 in Jersey County, IL, and died 4-23-1984 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He was the son of Henry and Mary (Elfgen) Feyerabend. Carl Feyerabend and Goldie had no children.

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(6a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Ernest A. Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-37-1999 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Drusilla A. Abbott, the daughter of Howard and Dora (Edwards) Abbott. She died 2-2-1983 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

Drusilla (Abbott) Hetzel's father - Howard W. Abbott, born 12-04-1883, Greene County, Illinois, died 05-05-1977, buried 08-05-1977, Lax Cemetery. Services for Howard W. Abbott, 94, of Kane were conducted May 8, from Jacoby Bros. Funeral home by the Rev. A. A. Edebuhr. burial was in Lax Cemetery. He died at 12:20 p.m. on May 5 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. A farmer, he was born on April 12, 1883 in Greene County, a son of Albert A. and Elizabeth Seago Abbott.

His survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Pauline Turner, Mrs. Tillie Luke, Mrs. Ernest (Drusilla) Hetzel, Mrs. Tony (Irene) Scoggins, Mrs. Peggy Beauchamp of Jerseyville; Mrs. James (Emeline) Crotchett and Mrs. Ruby Postlewait of Kane and Mrs. Joe (Wreatha) Webb of Casa Grande, Ariz.; two sons, William H. Abbott of Jerseyville and James E. Abbott of Caulfield, Mo.; 28 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Albert A. Abbott of Kane. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dora M. Edwards who died in 1941; one daughter and one son.

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(7a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Earl E. Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. He and his wife Bessie lived in Staunton, IL. His wife - Bessie A. Hetzel, 89, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2001, Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton. No visitation. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Heritage Manor activity fund. Williamson F.H., Staunton.

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(8a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Floyd G. Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 12-2-1965. He is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Lillie Westfall. Lillie Westfall was the daughter of Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Martha (Thomas) Westfall. Lillie Irene Westfall was born abt. 1917 in Jersey Co., IL, and died abt. 1996 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL. Lillie (or Lily, Lilly) married Floyd Hetzel 6-16-1935 in Jersey County, IL, and they had one son Francis Hetzel. Lillie later married a man who's last name was Cail in Florida.

(Note: Lillie Westfall was my cousin and the daughter of my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's brother Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall).

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(9a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Andrew Albert Hetzel was born 2-29-1892 in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-22-1985 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was a Pvt. in the U.S. Army in World War I. He married 1st Lena M. Kraushaar 9-12-1922. She was born in 1903 and died Dec. 18, 1936 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Andrew and Lena (Kraushaar) Hetzel had 2 children-Edna Hetzel and Mary M. Hetzel. Andrew Hetzel remarried after his first wife Lena (Kraushaar) Hetzel's death to Theresa (Ahrling) Haag, daughter of Jacob and Johannah (Ahrling) Haag. She was born jn 1910, and died 7-28-1991. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She had been married previously to Charles Medford. He died in 1938. Andrew Albert Hetzel and his 2nd wife Theresa (Haag) Hetzel had 8 children-Edward Hetzel, Margaret Hetzel, Lena Hetzel, Theresa Hetzel, Edith Hetzel, Roberta Hetzel, Mary Hetzel and Irene Hetzel.

(Note: Andrew A. Hetzel's 1st wife Lena M. Kraushaar was a cousin to my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. Lena was the daughter of Mary C. (Kraushaar) Dunham, my mother's aunt, a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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Andrew Albert Hetzel's 1st wife Lena M. (Kraushaar) Hetzel's obituary - Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Hetzel were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Evange1ical Church in Fieldon. The V. Leonard Todd officiated and interment was in the Fieldon cemetery. Mrs. Hetzel was the wife of Andrew A. Hetzel. and her death occurred Friday evening at her home in Fieldon. She was 33 years old. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mary Margaret and Edna Marie Hetzel and her mother, Mrs. Mary Dunham of Fieldon.

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Andrew Albert Hetzel's 2nd wife Theresa (Haag) Hetzel's obituary - Theresa Hetzel died July 28 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She retired after 21 years as a cook for Fieldon Grade School. Born in May 1910 in Jersey County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Johannah (Ahrling) Haag. She married Andrew Hetzel. He died July 22, 1985. Surviving are a son Ed Hetzel of Jerseyville, seven daughters, Margaret Russell, Lena Miller, Theresa Hetzel, Edith Hill, Roberta Hetzel, Mary Lewis and Irene Hetzel both of Kansas; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A half sister Mary preceded her in death. Visitation is from 4 to 9 Tuesday at Jacoby/Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral Mass is at 10 Wednesday at St Marys Catholic Church with the William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the church or the American Cancer Society.

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(1aa) Andrew Albert Hetzel and his 2nd wife Theresa (Haag) Hetzel's son Edward Hetzel's wife Cynthia Jane (Stringer) Hetzel's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Cynthia Jane (Stringer) Hetzel, 67, died at 8:10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home, where she had been admitted that day, from complications of Huntington's Disease. She was born in Carrollton on August 18, 1947, one of three children born to George and Dorothy (Sears) Stringer. She graduated in 1965 from Jersey Community High School, and was employed as a lab technician for various health care facilities, including Jersey Community Hospital where she was employed for nearly 22 years, retiring in 1999 due to her failing health. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, where she sang in the church choir and was active in the Sarah Circle. She married Edward Hetzel on Aug. 24, 1968, at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, and they have shared 46 years together. Surviving are her husband, Edward Hetzel of Jerseyville; her mother, Dorothy Stringer of Jerseyville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Traci Hetzel of Jerseyville, and Jon and Shelley Hetzel of Jerseyville; six grandchildren, Gabriella and Savannah Hetzel, Kirsten, Eli, Jacob and Sophie Hetzel; and two sisters, Nancy Moulton of Jerseyville and Debra Broers of Carlinville. She was preceded in death by her father, George Stringer; and her father- in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew and Theresa Hetzel. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Mark Myers and Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville or to the Huntington Disease Society of America.

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(2aa) Andrew Albert Hetzel and his 2nd wife Theresa (Haag) Hetzel's daughter Lena Hetzel was born in Jersey County, Illinois. She married 1st Ira William "Bill" Miller, son of Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller. He was born 24 March 1942 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died 31 August 1998. Children of Ira William "Bill" Miller and Lena (Hetzel) Miller were-Robert Miller, Linda (Miller) Kraushaar, and Ruth (Miller) Farris. Ira William "Bill" Miller's wife Lena (Hetzel) Miller married 2nd Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr. Nov. 17, 2012 at the Fieldon Baptist Church. He died July 6, 2016.

(Note: Ira William "Bill" Miller and Lena (Hetzel) Miller's daughter Linda Miller married Charles Kraushaar, son of my 1st cousin Clifford Kraushaar, the son of my uncle Raymond Kraushaar, my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's brother.)

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Andrew Albert Hetzel and his 2nd wife Theresa (Haag) Hetzel's daughter Lena (Hetzel) Miller Ramsay's 2nd husband Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr.'s obituary - OTTERVILLE- Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr., 79, died suddenly at 7:06 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Pine Valley, Ok., on Feb. 22, 1937, the son of the late Ona R. and Evelyn (Upchurch) Ramsay Sr. After the death of his father at a very young age, his mother remarried Almarsten Tracy Hale, who also preceded Onie in death. He graduated in 1955 from MarVista High School in Imperial Beach, Ca., and while residing in California, he had worked as a service manager/shop manager at Scott Machinery as well as a John Deere dealership both in San Diego. He and his wife, Shirley, moved out of California in 1990, and located in the small community of Otterville. He soon began employment as a mechanic and shop foreman for Bob Cunningham Waste Disposal of Medora, and provided the residents of Otterville a pleasant little grocery store known as F.O.G.S. (Friendly Otterville Grocery Store) for numerous years. He married the former Shirley Ann Cason on Sept. 12, 1965 in Winter Haven, Ca., and were just shy of 10 days of celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary, prior to her death on Sept. 2, 2011. He then married Lena (Hetzel) Miller on Nov. 17, 2012 at the Fieldon Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lena Miller Ramsay of Otterville; two daughters and a son in law, Frances & Greg Cross of Godfrey and Virginia Manson, and her companion, Jeff of Inola, Ok.; a son & daughter in law, Ona "Bud" & Andrea Ramsay of Carrollton; a daughter in law, Tammy Ramsay of Louisiana; three step children & their spouses, Robert & Darlene Miller of Granite City, Linda & Charles Kraushaar of Otterville, Ruth & Roy Farris of Grafton; 15 Grandchildren; 9 Step Grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, Alvus Ramsay of Jacksonville, Al, and Larry Ray Ramsay of Cairo, Mi.; four sisters, Verma Ann Hailey of Golden, Co., Norma Kay Butler of North Dartmouth, Ma., Connie Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Tx., and Cynthia of New Mexico. In addition to his parents and stepfather, he was preceded in death by his son, Clyde R. Ramsay; four brothers, Armond, Donald , Charles & William Ramsay; and four sisters, Gwenda, Brenda, Peggy, and Sandra. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Fieldon Baptist Church in Fieldon, IL., with Pastor Bo Schultz officiating. Burial will take place in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.

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(10a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Levi Lester Hetzel was born in 1896 in Jersey County, IL. He is deceased. He is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(11a) George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Josephine E. Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. I don't have any other information about Josephine.

(3) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's son August P. Hetzel was born 8-13-1857 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 3-28-1938 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

(4) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's daughter Mary E. Hetzel was born 9-18-1859 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 7-16-1909 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

(5) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's daughter Catherine E. Hetzel was born 10-12-1861 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 10-26-1904 in a hospital in Jacksonville, IL. She is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

(6) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's son William Henry Hetzel was born at the home of his parents in English Township,Jersey Co., Ill. on the 23 day of Sept. 1863. He was married to Peah Disaderia Drainer. He died at his home 2 mi. west of Kane, Ill. on the 9th day of Feb. 1910. He is buried at Kane Cemetery in Greene County, IL. He married Peah Drainer 2-18-1890 in Jersey County, IL. She was born 5-6-1865, and died 5-11-1942. She is buried in Kane Cemetery in Greene, County, IL. William and Peah (Drainer) Hetzel had 4 children-Blanche Bernice Hetzel, Virgil Chester Hetzel, Olive Inez Hetzel, and Guy W. Hetzel.

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William Henry Hetzel's wife Peah Disaderia (Drainer) Hetzel's obituary - Alton Evening Telegraph 12 May 1942. Rites Wednesday For Jersey County Accident Victim --- Services for Mrs. Hetzel Will Be at Residence Near Kane - JERSEYVILLE, May 12-Funeral services for Mrs. Peah Disaderia Hetzel of the Kane vicinity will be held at the family home west of Kane Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Leonard F. Todd of Fieldon will officiate and the interment will be in the Kane Cemetery. The body was moved from Jacoby Brothers Chapel to the Hetzel home this morning. Mrs. Hetzel was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Drainer and was born May 6, 1867. Her death occurred at the Jerseyville Hospital Monday morning where she had been a patient since April 10 for treatment of injuries received in an automobile accident that afternoon. Mrs. Hetzel was riding in a car drive by her son, Guy Hetzel, of the Kane vicinity when the vehicle figured in a collision with a truck driven by Miss Helen Stevens of Jerseyville. An inquest was conducted Monday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Undertaking Parlors by Coroner B.M. Brewster and the jury returned a verdict of death resulting from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the intersection of Washington and Spruce streets. Mrs. Hetzel is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carl Fritsch and Mrs. Everett Carrico of Kane, two sons, Guy and Virgil Hetzel of Kane, 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three brothers, Hugo Drainer and Peter Drainer of Fieldon and Germania Drainer of Jerseyville.

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(1a) William and Peah (Drainer) Hetzel's daughter Blanche (Hetzel) Fritsch, 87, died at her home in Kane on June 1963. She was born September 22, 1895 in Fieldon to the late William & Peah (Drainer) Hetzel. She married Karl Fritsch, November 26, 1914 and he died July 30, 1 963.

Surviving are 3 Daughters, Alice East, Kansas City, Missouri, Juanita Davis of Mt. Olive and Inez Darr, Bethalto; 2 brothers, Guy Hetzel and Virgil Hetzel; and 1 sister, Olive Carrico, all of Kane; 9 grandchildren and 19 g-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to heart fund. Services were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. James Vaughn officiated and burial was in Kane cemetery.

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(1aa) Karl and Blanche (Hetzel) Fritsch's daughter 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.

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(2a) William and Peah (Drainer) Hetzel's son Virgil Chester Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. He married Maude Alma Ray 9-26-1918 in Jersey County, IL. Virgil and Maude (Ray) Hetzel had 6 children-Pauline Hetzel, Tessie Hetzel, Bernice Irene Hetzel, Paul Hetzel, William June Hetzel, and Marie Hetzel.

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(1aa) Virgil and Maude (Ray) Hetzel's daughter Pauline Hetzel married George Andrew Whitlock. Her husband - George Andrew Whitlock, 80, died February 5, 1992, at his home. He worked at International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville for 32 years and was a dispatcher at McConnell Douglas Corp in St. Louis 18 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of Jerseyville Loyal Order of the Moose. Born in Greene County on February 29, 1911, he was a son of the late Jesse & Rosa (Cheeks) Whitlock.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline (Hetzel) Whitlock, whom he married March 25, 1944, in Jerseyville; 1 son Jerry Lee Whitlock of Grafton; and 2 grandchildren. One sister and 4 brothers preceded him in death. Visitation was from Jacoby-Shcroeder Funeral Home, Jerseyville. Final rites were conducted at First Assembly of God Church, Jerseyville. Rev Larry Hayes officiated and Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(1aaa) George and Pauline (Hetzel) Whitlock's son Jerry Lee Whitlock's obituary - Jerry Lee Whitlock, 59, died at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Jerseyville on Dec. 15, 1944, the only child born to Pauline (Hetzel) Whitlock of Jerseyville and the late George Whitlock. After graduating in 1962 from Jersey Community High School, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he served for four years during the Vietnam War. Soon after returning home, he married the former Doris Nairn of Grafton, at the United Methodist Church in Grafton, on Feb. 17, 1968. She survives. He spent most of his adult life employed at Owens-Illinois Glass factory in Alton, attaining the position of mechanical repairman, before the plant closed. Afterwards, he dabbled in television repair work in the Grafton area.

In addition to his mother and wife, survivors include two children, Andy Lee Whitlock of Grafton and Amanda Marie Whitlock of Alton; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Besides his father, his mother and father-in-law, John and Edith Nairn, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Grafton American Legion will conduct military graveside rites at the Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton.

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2aa) Virgil and Maude (Ray) Hetzel's daughter Tessie Hetzel married Paul H. Mottaz. Her husband - Paul H. Mottaz, 71, died at 2:12 pm Thursday, November 28, 1991, at Jersey Community hospital in Jerseyville. A US Navy World War II veteran, Mottaz retired in 1983 as a switchman from General Telephone Co., after 37 years of service, and was a volunteer at Jersey Community hospital. Born in Jerseyville on February 20, 1920, he was the son of the late William L. and May (Hempstead) Mottaz. He married the former Tessie Hetzel on November 15, 1941, in St. Charles, Missouri and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Lonnie Mottaz of Jerseyville; two daughters, Debbie Parker of Wood River and Deanna Gowin of Marietta, Georgia; and three grandchildren. Visitation is from 4 to 8 pm Sunday at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services are at 10 am Monday at the First Assembly of God church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Larry Hayes officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528. Memorials may be given to the Association for Brain Tumor Research.

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(1aaa) Paul and Tessie (Hetzel) Mottaz's daughter Deanna Mae (Mottaz) Miller's obituary - Deanna Mae (Mottaz) Miller, 64, formerly of Jerseyville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Metropolitan Hospice in Marietta, Ga. She was born Jan. 16, 1947, in Alton, the daughter of Paul and Tessie (Hetzel) Mottaz. A 1965 graduate of Jersey Community High School, she married Larry Miller on April 10, 1995. . She was a graduate with a BS in English from SIUE, licensed real estate agent in Georgia and a Lifetime Top Sales Professional. She started her career with American Express in St. Louis and was promoted and assigned to various locations throughout the U.S. and won many awards with them. She also worked with BellSouth as a sales executive and achieved top sales. The last few years of her life were spent as entrepreneur with eBay, and she had her own eBay store and was quite successful.

For recreation she was highly dedicated in tennis for many years in the Atlanta area with ALTA and USTA Organizations. She won various awards but was most proud of winning her city championship in her division with ALTA in 2010. Deanna also loved to travel and traveled with her husband, Larry, throughout the world. She is survived by her husband, Larry Miller, Canton; mother, Tessie Mottaz of Jerseyville; brother, Lonnie Mottaz and his wife, Anne, of Jerseyville; sister, Debbie Mottaz and her husband, Alan Masterson, of Fosterburg; along with nieces, Sara and Rebecca; and a nephew, Steve. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Mottaz, and her grandparents, Dr. William and May Mottaz and Virgil and Maude Hetzel. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 5, with Bonnie Hetzel officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army

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(3aa) Virgil and Maude (Ray) Hetzel's daughter Bernice Irene (Hetzel) Woolsey's obituary - Bernice Irene (Hetzel) Woolsey, 83, died at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Kane on Jan. 19, 1920, the daughter of the late Virgil and Maude (Ray) Hetzel. A long-time resident of Kane, she attended Kane High School. She was a former member of the Healing Waters Temple and was currently a member of the First Assembly of God Church, both in Jerseyville.

She is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Mayberry of Dalonga, Ga., Patsy Walkington of Springfield, Shirley Cordes of Copperapolis, Calif., and Deborah Settles of Franklin Grove, Ill.; six sons, David Woolsey, Richard Woolsey, Hollan Woolsey, Robert Woolsey and Lonnie Woolsey, all of Kane and Ronald Woolsey of Fieldon; a stepdaughter, Belle Martin of Carrollton; 46 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren; one brother, Paul Hetzel of Kane; and three sisters, Pauline Whitlock, Tessie Mottaz and Marie Staats, all of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Woolsey; a son, Leslie D. Woolsey; a brother, William June Hetzel; three stepgrandsons, Chris and Kenneth Woolsey and Orson "Pepper" Martin III; and a stepson, William T. "Pete" Woolsey. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Chapel) in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Randy Cartwright officiating. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery, near her husband.

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(1aaa) William C. and Bernice Irene (Hetzel) Woolsey's son Lonnie Woolsey's obituary - Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for Lonnie Dean Woolsey of Carrollton. Mr. Woolsey, 52, died Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011 in the emergency room at Alton Memorial Hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was born October 19, 1959, the son of the late William C. and Bernice Irene (Hetzel) Woolsey. He married Susan Renee Rogers in 1977; she died in 1998. He was raised in the Kane area and was a 1977 graduate of Jersey Community High School. He worked for Diamond Meat Packing for a short period and was currently working as a machinist for Hanley Industries in Alton. Surviving are a son; two daughters;; his companion and her children; nine grandchildren; four sisters; five brothers, including Richard Woolsey, Hollan Woolsey and Robert Woolsey, all of Kane and Ronald Woolsey of Fieldon and other extended family. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to an educational fund for his grandchildren in care of the funeral home.

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(2aaa) William C. and Bernice Irene (Hetzel) Woolsey's son Richard Eugene Woolsey's obituary - KANE, ILL. - Richard Eugene Woolsey, 69, born Feb. 20, 1945, in Greene County, Ill., died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill. Richard was a farmer. He had worked for IDOT and also for Olin Brass. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, William C. and Bernice, nee Hetzel, Woolsey; and his three brothers, William "Pete" Woolsey, Lonnie Woolsey and Leslie Woolsey. Richard is survived by his wife of 43 years Marilyn Woolsey, nee Thomasson whom he married on July 24, 1971; his son, Robert Woolsey of Swansea, Ill.; his daughter, Rachelle (Mark) Huff of Colorado Springs, Colo;, his grandchildren, Cole and Hunter Woolsey of Fieldon, Ill., and Ricky and Samantha Huff of Colorado Springs, Colo;, his sisters, Belle (Ralph) Anderson of Granite City, Ill., Carolyn (Norman) Mayberry of Cummings, Ga., Patsy (Gary) Talkington of Middletown, Ill., Shirley (Neil) Cordes of Copperapolis, Calif., and Debra Kay (Mike) Settles of Franklin Grove, Ill.; his brothers, David Woolsey of Kane, Ill., Ronnie (Rose) Woolsey of Fieldon, Ill., Hollan (Leona) Woolsey of Kane, Ill., and Bob (Debbie) Woolsey of Jerseyville. He is also survived my nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Ill. Funeral services will be held at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Monday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Chuck Keene, officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery in Kane, Ill., with military rites. Memorials may be made to the Quincy Activities Fund Illinois Veterans Home, ATTN: Theresa Landwehr, 107 North 12th Street, Quincy, Ill., 62301

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(4aa) Virgil and Maude (Ray) Hetzel's son William June Hetzel was born 6-26-1922 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-24-1963. He was a WWII Veteran. He is buried at Kane Cemetery, Greene County, IL.

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(5aa) Virgil and Maude (Ray) Hetzel's daughter Marie (Hetzel) Staats lives in Jeseyvile, IL.

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(6aa) Virgil and Maude (Ray) Hetzel's son Paul Hetzel married Bonnie Turner. They live in Kane, IL. Paul and Bonnie (Turner) Hetzel had these children-Douglas Hetzel and Paula Denise Hetzel.

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Paul Hetzel's wife Bonnie (Turner) Hetzel's father William Turner's obituary - Died 05-21-1973. William Turner, 64, of 407 E. Prairie St., died May 21 at Jersey Community hospital. Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Thurman Strange conducting and which were held at Assembly of God church. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born August 15, 1908 in Tallula, a son of Mack & Amelia (Benge) Turner and was a shear operator at Olin Corp. Mr. Turner was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Jerseyville. His survivors are his wife, Pauline (Abbot) Turner; 1 son, Rev. William J. Turner, pastor of Newbern Assembly of God church; 3 daughters, Mrs. William (Clessie) Thurston of Jerseyville, Mrs. Paul (Bonnie) Hetzel of Kane and Mrs. Charles (Sheryl) Kassing - incomplete.

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(1aaa) Paul and Bonnie (Turner) Hetzel's son Douglas Hetzel's obituary - Douglas Hetzel, 52, died at 5:17 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, due to a motor vehicle accident. He was born Jan. 9, 1957, in Carrollton to Paul and Bonnie (Turner) Hetzel. He married the former Donella R. Foster on Dec. 5, 2009, in Kane. He had worked at Olin Brass in East Alton and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville, Royal Rangers, North American Hunting Club and Harley's Owners Group.

Survivors include his wife, Donella R. Hetzel, and parents, all of Kane; sons, Jason Hetzel and companion, Hailey Heape, and children, Matthew and Bryan of Alton and Ethan Hetzel of Dow; daughters, Shannon and Andrew Thomas of Jerseyville, Shaniece Hetzel and companion, Ryan Wood, of Wis.; two stepsons, John Snider of Kane and Matt Mundy of California; and sister, Paula Denise Hetzel of Buffton, S.C. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Pauline Turner and Virgil and Maude Hetzel; and a stepson, Justin Mundy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 9 until service time at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Randy Cartwright will officiate. Burial will take place at Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church.

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(3a) William and Peah (Drainer) Hetzel's daughter Olive Inez Hetzel was born in 1900 in Jersey County, IL. She married Everett Sylvester Carrico 12-18-1918 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1899 and died in 1960. He is buried in Kane Cemetery, Greene County, IL. They lived in Kane, IL.

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(1aa) Everett Sylvester and Olive Inez (Hetzel) Carrico's son Everett Neil Carrico's obituary - Everett Neil Carrico, 93, died at 11:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center in Jerseyville. Born June 14, 1920, in rural Kane, he was the eldest child of Everett Sylvester and Olive Inez (Hetzel) Carrico. He was a 1938 graduate of Carrollton High School, and attended the Chicago Art Institute before moving to Hardin, Ill. Mr. Carrico married the former Betty Jean (Rastello) Carrico on Sept. 17, 1943, in Hardin, and she survives in Carrollton. The couple later divorced. They are the parents of one daughter, Sue Ellen (Carrico) Houseman of Carrollton. Later, Mr. Carrico married the former Arbedella Kallal and she survives in Jerseyville. In 1947, Mr. Carrico moved to Carrollton where he owned and operated Carrico's Music Store and Carrico's Variety Store until 1958. He was very active in the Democratic party, running for the Illinois State Senate in 1970. For many years, he was an accomplished sign painter, and real estate broker at Carrico Agency in Carrollton, having sold real estate for over 50 years, retiring in 2012. He loved to fish, play golf and go pheasant hunting in South Dakota. Mr. Carrico was a member of First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, a former charter member of the Carrollton Community Chorus, and 70-year-member of the Kane Masonic Lodge.

Other survivors include one grandson, Dustin James Houseman of Troy; one sister, Ethel Hartnett of Sarasota, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Laura (Whitehead) Rider of Alton; three great-grandchildren, Jordyn Lynn Houseman of Carlinville, Logan and Addison Wood of Godfrey (along with their mother, Corisa Wood); two nieces, Debbie (husband Steve) Trochuck of Jerseyville, and Dana (husband Clayton) Hildred of Decatur; two nephews, Neil (wife Bev) Schofield of Alton and Douglas (wife Kathy) Carrico of Kane; mother-in-law, Josie Kallal of Jerseyville; two brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Donna Carrico, Jacob "Jack" and wife Sharlene Kallal, Nadene and husband Duane Fink, all of Jerseyville, and JoAnn Lyles of St. Louis. Mr. Carrico was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Daniel "Danny" Carrico; one nephew, Richard L. Schofield Jr.; a grandson, Greg Wood; and three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Richard Schofield Sr., Charles Hartnett, Valentine and Rosie (Rastello) Kallal. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with Masonic rites at 1 p.m. by the Stuart E. Pierson Lodge No. 50, AF & AM. Funeral services will follow Masonic rites with the Rev. Ed Haun, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, officiating. Taped musical selections of "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden" will be provided by Mr. Carrico's daughter, Sue Ellen Houseman; nieces, Debbie Trochuck and Dana Hildred; and nephew, Douglas Carrico. Interment will follow in Kane Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan and Addison Wood Trust Fund or to Blessing Hospice. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

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(4a) William and Peah (Drainer) Hetzel's son Guy Hetzel was born in Jersey County, IL. He lived in Kane, IL.

(7) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's daughter Antoinetta Henrietta Hetzel was born at the family home 4 mi. N.W. of Fieldon, Ill. on the 26 day of Feb. 1868.  Died in Hospital for old folk in Jerseyville, Ill. on the 28th day of June 1950. She is buried at Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

(8) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's daughter Emily Lily Hetzel was born at her parents in English Township, Jersey co., Ill. on the 21st day of Mar. 1870.  She died at the Hospital in Alton, Ill. on the 24th day of Aug. 1947.

(9) John and Henrietta "Harriet" (Auspach) Hetzel's son John Edward Hetzel was born 2-6-1873 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. He died in 1953 in Lemmon, SD. He married Sopha Goshorn. She was born in 12-29-1873 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1957 in Lemmon, SD.

William and Antoinette (Wheaton) Goshorn's daughter Sopha Goshorn married John Edward Hetzel. The wedding of John Edward Hetzel and Sopha Goshorn took place on the 29th of July 1896 at the home of Sopha's parents, William and Antoinetta (Wheaton) Goshorn four miles northwest of Fieldon in Section 15, Richwood Township. John Edward Hetzel was born on the sixth of February 1873 at the home of his parents, John and Henrietta (Anspach) Hetzel, three miles northeast of Fieldon in Section 18, English Township. Sopha Goshorn was born on the 29 of December 1873 at the home of her thrice widowed grandmother, Eva Maria (Langen) (Wheaton) (Lappe) Hankey, 1-1/2 miles west of Fieldon in Section 27, Richwood Township.

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John Edward and Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel had these children-Claude Robert Hetzel, Herbert Harold Hetzel (both died prior to them coming to SD in 1910), Della Mae (Hetzel) Dorsett born in 1897 and died in 1929 of consumption, John Clarence Hetzel, Sopha Eva Hetzel, Lester Edward Hetzel, Donald Duane Hetzel, and Louis Goshorn Hetzel born 7-7-1919, and died 10-14-1992. He married Marie E. Hinker. She was born 10-14-1921, and died 12-15-1993.

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(1a) John and Sopha Hetzel's daughter Della Mae Hetzel was born 6/11/1897 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co, IL. She was married to Frank E Dorsett 10/17/   at McIntosh, SD. She died at her home 6/17/1929 and is buried in Lemmon Cemetery, SD. Age 32 yr. Children of Frank E. Dorsett and Della Mae Hetzel were-Herbert Dorsett, Edna Dorsett, and Viola Dorsett.

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(2a) John and Sopha Hetzel's son Claude Robert Hetzel was born at their home on Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co. IL on 11/29/1898. He died 7/24/1900 and is buried in the Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey IL. Age 18 mo.

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(3a) John and Sopha Hetzel's daughter Sopha Eva Hetzel was born at their home in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co IL on 4/30/1900. She was married to Magnas Locken on 6/2/1936. She died in June, 1976, and is buried at Isabel, SD.  Age 76 yr. Died with cancer. Children of Magnas Locken and Sopha Eva Hetzel were-Duane Locken, Merlene Locken, and Harold Locken.

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(4a) John and Sopha Hetzel's son Herbert Harold Hetzel was born at their home in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL on 1/5/1903. He died 12/10/1904 at the family home in Eldred, Green County, IL and is buried in the Hetzel Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Age 11 mo.

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(5a) John and Sopha Hetzel's son John Clarence Hetzel was born in their home in Eldred, Green Co IL on 7/9/1908. He married to Evelyn Grace Wenner, on 12 September 1932 in Thunder Hawk, Corson County, South Dakota. He died March 22nd, 1989, and his wife Evelyn died in 2004. They are both buried in Fernhill Cemetery near Anacortes, Washington where they lived since moving from South Dakota. He was age 81 yr. Died with prostate cancer. Children of John Clarence Hetzel and Evelyn Grace Wenner were-Margaret Hetzel, and Mary Hetzel.

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(1aa) John Clarence Hetzel and Evelyn Grace (Wenner) Hetzel's daughter Mary Evelyn Hetzel was born on 21 April 1939 in Okanogan, Washington. Mary married Rex Hartsfield on 24 June 1966 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes, Washington. Rex and Mary Evelyn (Hetzel) Hartsfield had 2 children-Eric James Hartsfield, born on 1 December 1967, and Carl Rex Hartsfield, born on 9 August 1969.

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(2aa) John Clarence Hetzel and Evelyn Grace (Wenner) Hetzel's daughter Margaret Ellen Hetzel was born on 23 July 1940 in Okanogan, Washington. Margaret married Art Kennedy April 27, 1963. She had three step-children: Joe, Duane, and Laura Kennedy. They had Edward James Kennedy who was born Jan 2, 1965.

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(6a) John and Sopha Hetzel's son Lester Edward Hetzel was born at their home in Rolling Green Township, Corson Co. SD, on 7/6/1911. He was married to Helen Drieske in Lemmon, SD on 11/1/1939. He died in Lemmon 11/12/2003 and is buried at Morristown, SD. Age 92 yr. H/O colon cancer. Children of Lester Edward Hetzel and Helen Drieske were-Bruce Hetzel, Richard Hetzel, Glen Hetzel, and James Hetzel.

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(7a) John and Sopha Hetzel's son Louis Goshorn Hetzel was born at their home in Rolling Green Township, Corson Co. SD, N of White Deer on 7/7/1913. He married Marie E. Hinker in Watauga, SD on 6/5/1946. He died 10/14/1992 with prostate cancer and emphysema and is buried at Lemmon Cemetery, SD. Age 79 yr. Children of Louis Goshorn Hetzel and Marie E. Hinker were-Diane Hetzel, Laura Hetzel, Gerald Hetzel, John Hetzel, Tom Hetzel, Joan Hetzel, Nancy Hetzel, Joe Hetzel, and Irma Hetzel.

(1aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's daughter Diane Marie Hetzel was born 2/27/1947 at Mobridge South Dakota. Married on April 26th, 1969 to Charles Bilbrey. Occupation: Librarian for Meade County school system. Resides by self in Sturgis, SD. Children of Charles Bilbrey and Diane Marie Hetzel are-Curtis Wayne Bilbrey, Peggy Jo (Bilbrey) Pharres, Susan Charee (Bilbrey) McMann, and Rebecca Diane (Bilbrey) Configliacco.

(2aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's daughter Laura Mae Hetzel was born on 3/9/1948 at Bismark, North Dakota. Married on 6/19/1969 to James David Hand at Morristown, SD. Resides on farm/ranch west of Pierre, North of Midland. Children of James David Hand and Laura Mae Hetzel are-David Dean Hand, Terance Gene Hand, Michael Louis Hand, Jeffrey Allan Hand, and Jeremy James Hand.

(3aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's son Louis Gerald Hetzel was born 6/24/1949 at McLaughlin South Dakota. Married to Vicky Harrison on 4/8/1978 in Powell Wyo. Resides on farm south of Powell, Wyo. Business: Diesel Mechanic. Children of Louis Gerald Hetzel and Vicky Harrison are-Melinda Hetzel, Jeri Hetzel, Cindy Hetzel, Kristi Hetzel, Quinton Hetzel, Teresa Hetzel, Mary Hetzel, and Lori Hetzel.

(4aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's son John Edward Hetzel was born 9/28/1951 at McLaughlin, South Dakota. Married Cindy Stevens on Sept. 19th, 1986 at Lemmon, South Dakota. Resides on farm/ranch81/2 miles south of Keldron. Children of John Edward Hetzel and Cindy Stevens are-Brent Hetzel, Heath Hetzel, Sally Hetzel, and Ben Hetzel.

(5aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's son Thomas Allan Hetzel was born on 3/26/1954 at McLaughlin, South Dakota. Married to Athol Kim Porter on 11/28/1979 in Las Cruses New Mexico. Resides in Gladstone, North Dakota. Occupation Welder, Mechanic. Children of Thomas Allan Hetzel and Athol Kim Porter are-John Thomas Hetzel, Aaron Hetzel, Marie Hetzel, Christine Hetzel, and Jamie Hetzel.

(6aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's daughter Mary Joan Hetzel was born on 5/25/1955 at McLaughlin South Dakota. Married Ed Thompson on 6/16/ 1979 in Gordon Nebraska. Resides in Hot Springs, SD. Occupation: Respiratory Therapist. Children of Ed Thompson and Mary Joan Hetzel are-Wade Louis Thompson, Wendy Marie Thompson, Justin Thomas Thompson, and Jillian Anne Thompson.

(7aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's daughter Nancy Ann Hetzel was born on 12/21/1956 in McLaughlin, South Dakota. Married to Willard (Buddy) Smith on 6/2/1978 in Pierre South Dakota. Resides in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Occupation Registered Nurse. Children of Willard (Buddy) Smith and Nancy Ann Hetzel are-Daniel Wilbur John Smith, Bethany Ann Smith, Mathew Eugene Smith, Brittany Ann Smith, Marianne Elizabeth Smith, and Emily Jean Smith.

(8aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's son Joseph Gene Hetzel was born on 12/30/1959 in McLaughlin, South Dakota. Married to Cheryl Rose in New England, SD on 6/27/1980. Resides in Mandan, North Dakota. Occupation: Production Director for Midcontinent Communications. Children of Joseph Gene Hetzel and Cheryl Rose are-Jennifer Hetzel, Kelly Hetzel, Rose Hetzel, and Andrea Hetzel.

(9aa) Louis G. and Marie E. (Hinker) Hetzel's daughter Irma Lee Hetzel was born on August 6th.1966 in McLaughlin, South Dakota. Married to Joseph Centeno in Minot North Dakota on Oct 12, 1990. Resides in Loveland Colorado.  Occupation: Assistant Production Director for Clear Channel Communication.

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(8a) John and Sopha Hetzel's son Donald Duane Hetzel was born at their home in Rolling Green Township, Corson Co. SD on 5/29/1921. He was married to Betty Penfield at Baker Montana on 3/11/1946. He died in January of 1980 from colon cancer, and is buried at Sioux City Iowa. Age 59 yr. Children of Donald Duane Hetzel and Betty Penfield were-Jeanie Hetzel, Carolyn Hetzel, Donald Hetzel, Dean Hetzel, and Byron Hetzel.

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Below are photo thumbnails of the headstones of John Edward Hetzel and his wife Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel, and of John Edward and Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel's son Louis G. Hetzel and his wife marie, and of John Edward and Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel's daughter Della Mae (Hetzel) Dorsett. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

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John and Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel are both buried at Lemmon SD, along with their son and daughter in law, Louis and his wife Marie.

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Note: June 19th and 20th 2009 there was a Hetzel Family Reunion and John E. Hetzel Homestead Centennial Celebration at the Lemmon Armory, Lemmon, South Dakota for the John and Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel Homestead being in the Hetzel name for 100 years. John E Hetzel came to SD in 1909 and applied for the land, 100 years later his grandson John E. Hetzel is on the Homestead and farming that same land.

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Note: I received the following email and Hetzel family genealogy information from Eric Hartsfield, EricHartsfield@aol.com, great-grandson of John Edward & Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel. Date: Mon, Jun 29, 2009.----------------- Mr. Westfall,
     My name is Eric Hartsfield. I am looking for Hetzel leads. I just attended the Hetzel reunion in Lemmon, South Dakota where Joan (Hetzel) Thompson told me of your website. Your website is fantastic! I am still exploring it. I guess I better tell you how I fit into the family tree. My great-grandparents are John Edward & Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel. My grandparents are John "Clarence" & Evelyn Grace (Wenner) Hetzel. My parents are James "Rex" & Mary Evelyn (Hetzel) Hartsfield. I am Eric James Hartsfield.

    I am one of the genealogists in the family. It was great to compare old pictures and such at the reunion and meet others who may be interested in genealogy. My parents stopped in Jerseyville a few years ago. We took pictures of houses and gravestones and did research in the courthouse and the historical society. We found a couple of Hetzel relatives in a cafe in Jerseyville but did not get connected with anyone with family lore and old photographs. At the reunion Joan's sister, Laura (Hetzel) Hand, had a 1925 snapshot of the Hetzels and I have seen little pictures of Mary Hetzel and Nettie Hetzel from about 1900 and a couple of portraits of my great grandfather when he was in college in the 1890s. Do you have any leads on whom we should contact for earlier photographs? I saw that you went to school with Ed Hetzel. I am not sure if you would be interested in any of the following but thought I would send it your way.

My great-grandfather, John Edward Hetzel wrote:"...I was born in a three room log cabin in Washington School District, English Township, Jersey County, Illinois, 10 miles west of Jerseyville, Ill., on Feb. 6th 1873. Figure it out for yourself. I guess I was present at this wonderful occasion and probably the main attraction but I know little about it except what Mother and Dad tole me. It was snowing hard and about 2 foot of snow on the ground. My nurse was a neighbor about one half mile away - a very devout Catholic lady weighing around 240 lbs. by the name of Bunse. So you see I arrived in a very clean world outside and inside the house - fresh snow all around and over the house and a good Catholic lady inside. Well there has been a lot of water went under and over the bridge since that event and I am still very much in evidence and expect to be for some time to come..." (letter from John E. Hetzel, Keldron, SD to his granddaughter, Viola (Dorsett) Miller, Beulah, WY, 14 February 1948).

     My great-grandmother, Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel wrote: "Husband:  John E. Hetzel was born at the home of his parents 3 mi. N.E. of Fieldon, Jersey Co., Ill. on the 6th day of February 1873. He was reared and educated in Washington district in English Twp., Jersey Co., Ill. until 20 yrs. old.      "The winter of 1893 and 1894 he took a commercial course in the Northwestern Normal school at Stanberry, Mo.      "The winter of 1894 & 1895 he attended the Normal College at Bushnell, Ill.      "He was married at the home of her parents home 4 mi. N.W. of Fieldon, Ill., Jersey Co., Ill. on the 29th day of July 1896.      "He started farming in 1896 on his place 1/2 Mi. N. and 2 Mi. W. of Dow Station, Ill.      "He moved with his family to Eldred, Green Co., Ill. in the Spring of 1904 and started in the General Merchandise business.      "In 1910 he, with his family, moved to his homestead S. of Keldron.      "He resided their until Sept. 10, 1951 when he went to Lemmon, S. Dak.      "He died at his home in Lemmon, S. Dak., Dec. 2, 1953.      "Wife:  Sopha Hetzel (Nee Goshorn) born at the home of her parents in Fieldon, Jersey Co., Ill. on the 29th day of Dec. 1873.      "She attended school until she was ten yrs. of age.      "Then, with her parents, she moved to their home in Richwood Township, Jersey Co., Ill.  Here she attended Gunterman school.      "Then she attended Jerseyville high school at Jerseyville, Ill.  The winter of 1893 and 1895 she taught at the Washington school.  In the spring of 1895 she attended Greer College at Hooperton.  The Winter of 1895 and 1896 she taught Washington school.      "She was married to John E. Hetzel at the home of her parents 4 mi. N.W. of Fieldon on the 29th day of July 1896 by Rev. J. D. Crawford"  (Sopha Goshorn, probably 1954 during visit to Anacortes, Washington). She also wrote names and dates for their children and the Goshorn and Hetzel siblings. I can write these in a future e-mail if you like.     

Joan (Hetzel) Thompson had some family lore that jived with the family lore that I had heard.  She stated that the first John Hetzel (Sopha's father-in-law) left Germany because of a tradition that the oldest son got the estate and the second son was expected to become a priest. He was the second son and did not want to become a priest! I am not sure that the tradition I had heard stated that it was the "second" son but whatever son was to become priest, John was it!

My grandfather, Clarence Hetzel, married my grandmother, Evelyn Grace Wenner, on 12 September 1932 in Thunder Hawk, Corson County, South Dakota.  They made their home at "the Feddler place" which was just a little south and east of the John and Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel and Ed Wheaton (son of Anton Wheaton of Fieldon) homesteads in Corson County.  In search of work they left South Dakota in 1938 and joined her brother, Dean Wenner, in Mount Vernon, Washington. Early in 1939 they moved east across the mountains to Okanogan, Washington where the extended Wenner relations had moved in 1908. ----- Both daughters were born at Elsie MacDonald's Nursing Home in Okanogan: Mary Evelyn on 21 April 1939 and Margaret Ellen on 23 July 1940. Late in 1940 the family moved back west across the mountains to Anacortes, Washington where Clarence and his brother-in-law, Dean Wenner, joined the Anacortes Veneer cooperative (from which they both retired). Clarence purchased a small old house on four 30' x 100' lots in Anacortes in October 1941 (for $1500 and $100 down) at 1015 "E" Avenue (now 2020 11th Street) and built a new house (2016 11th) in 1964 on the east two lots, paneled throughout with fine paneling from the Veneer. Here he died of prostate cancer on 22 March 1989. He and Evelyn are buried at Fernhill Cemetery near Anacortes. ----- Mary and Margaret both graduated from Anacortes High School, Mary in 1956 (salutatorian) and Margaret in 1958. They both graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Mary in 1960 and Margaret in 1962. They both became elementary school music teachers: Mary at Sandy, Oregon from 1960 to 1964 and Margaret at Estacada, Oregon from 1962 to 1969. Mary received her master's degree at Lewis and Clark in 1962. In 1964 she found a better paying position in the Anacortes schools and worked from 1964 to 1967 when she retired to raise a family. ----- Margaret married Art Kennedy April 27, 1963. She had three step-children: Joe, Duane, and Laura Kennedy. They had Edward James Kennedy on 2 January 1965. They moved to Poulsbo in 1969 where Margaret briefly continued teaching elementary music until a school levy failed. She then taught sixth grade until she retired in 1995. She got her masters from Western Washington University in Summer 1992. ------ Mary married Rex Hartsfield on 24 June 1966 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes. My brother and I were born at Oak Harbor, Washington at NAS Whidbey at the old base hospital on the seaplane base, I, Eric James Hartsfield, on 1 December 1967, and he, Carl Rex Hartsfield, on 9 August 1969. The family home was in Anacortes at 3322 W 3rd Street from 1966 to the summer of 1970 when my parents purchased the home at 2020 11th Street that my grandparents had sold in 1964. From 1970 through January 1979, we lived next door to my grandparents. My father retired from the Navy and we moved to Pinellas County, Florida where I graduated high school in 1986 and my brother in 1987. I started college at the University of Tennessee in the Fall of 1986 and my brother started at Georgia Tech in the Fall of 1987. In November of 1987 my parents moved to Fayetteville, Tennessee. My father worked for four different defense companies in nearby Huntsville, Alabama between 1987 and 1990 (a bad time to be in the defense industry), and then returned to Anacortes, Washington in the Fall of 1990. ------ My brother graduated from Georgia Tech in August 1991 and I graduated from the University of Tennessee in December 1991. Carl was Air Force ROTC at Georgia Tech and was called to active duty in the Summer of 1992 and is just now moving (with a wife and two daughters, 18 and 12, to Dayton, Ohio where he will be teaching at the Air Force Institute. I was hired by the State of Washington, Department of Transportation in the Seattle area in March 1993 and currently help put together highway contract plans. Our father retired the last time in the late 1990s. In 2001 my parents, Grandma Hetzel, and Aunt Margaret moved to my dad's hometown of Columbia, Tennessee. My grandmother died there in 2004. My parents and my aunt put their homes on the market in June 2008. My aunt's sold in two days. My parents' is still on the market. Well, I have spent way to much time writing this (as usual). I am hungry!
Thank you, Eric Hartsfield, Edmonds, Washington

  cc:  Jeri (Hetzel) Fosheim, daughter of Louis Gerald Hetzel, granddaughter of Louis Goshorn Hetzel Laura (Hetzel) Hand, daughter of Louis Goshorn Hetzel Rex & Mary (Hetzel) Hartsfield, daughter of John "Clarence" Hetzel Margaret (Hetzel) Kennedy, daughter of John "Clarence" Hetzel Christine Hetzel, daughter of Tom Hetzel, granddaughter of Louis Goshorn Hetzel.    

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