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Michael Thomas Haag Sr. was the son of Jacob Haag and Jennie Schreiber. His stepmother was Johanna (Ahrling) Haag. Michael Thomas Haag Sr. was born May 11, 1890 in Jersey County, IL, and he died Jan. 20, 1956 in Alton, Madison County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s father Jacob Haag was born in Germany. Naturalization Records from Jersey County, IL shows a Jacob Haag became a naturalized citizen of the United States 1883/1886. Jacob Haag (John Jacob Haag) was born Sep. 12, 1862 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and died Jan. 23, 1941 in Jersey County, IL. He came to the US in 1880 (according to his 1920 Census) and was a Stone Mason. He died 23 Jan 1941 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Jacob Haag, Michael Haag's father, married 1st Jennie Schreiber May 10, 1897 in Jersey County, IL. She died Mar. 21, 1905 in Jersey County, IL. He married 2nd Johanna Ahrling Oct. 30, 1907 in Jersey County, IL. Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s stepmother Johanna (Ahrling) Haag was born Oct. 22, 1867 in Oldenburg, Germany and died Mar. 17, 1950 at her home near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Children of Michael Haag's father Jacob Haag and his 1st wife Jennie Schreiber were-Mary Anna Haag) born July 12, 1899 in Jersey County, IL, died Oct. 29, 1975 in Madison County, IL, married Theodore Droste; Michael Thomas Haag Sr. born May 11, 1890 in Jersey County, IL, died Jan. 20, 1956, married Eva Westfall; and John Jacob Haag born in Mar. 1905, died July 16, 1905 (4 months old). Child of Michael Haag's father Jacob Haag and his 2nd wife Johanna Ahrling was-Theresa Haag born in May 1910, died July 28, 1991, married 1st Charles W. Medford, married 2nd Andrew Albert Hetzel.

Michael Thomas Haag Sr. married Eva May Westfall 2-23-1916 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and his first wife Mary Jane (Shannon) Westfall. She was my father Walter Edward Westfall's half sister. She lived with my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall and grandmother Frances (McCaulley) Westfall (her stepmother), and with my father and his other brothers and sisters growing up on their farm near Fieldon IL. She was born 1-10-1892 near Reedy, Roane County, West Virginia. She died 11-23-1978 in Alton, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr. had 4 children-Dorothy Stella Haag, Winifred Kitty Haag, Michael Thomas Haag Jr., and Mary Elizabeth Haag.

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Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s father Jacob Haag's obituary - Jacob Haag, JERSEYVILLE - Funeral services for Jacob Haag, 78, well known resident of the Richwoods township vicinity, will be held Saturday morning from St. Mary's church east of Fieldon, at 10 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated, the Rev. John J. Klaes of Jerseyville, celebrant. Interment wlll be in St. Mary's cemetery. Haag was born in Wurternberg, Germany, Sept. 12, 1862, and his death occurred Thursday morning. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Droste of Godfrey and Mrs. Andrew Hetzel of Fieldon; one step-son, Mike Haag, of Alton; and eleven grandchildren. Haag was a stone mason by trade, but he retired from active work in this line a number of years ago, and had been living on his farm north of Fieldon. The body may be viewed at the home until time of the funeral.

(Note: Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s father Jacob Haag's obituary said Michael Haag was his step-son, but Michael's obituary said Jacob was his father. Also, Michael's father Jacob Haag married Jennie Schreiber after Michael was born, so she might not be Michael Haag's mother. It is possible Jacob Haag was married previous to his marriage to Jennie Schreiber, and Michael Haag was his son from a previous marriage.)

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Jacob Haag's 2nd wife and Michael Thomas Haag's step-mother Johanna (Ahrling) Haag's obituary - Haag Rites In Jersey Today JERSEYVILLE, Mar. 20, 1950 — Funeral services for Mrs. Johannah Haag, aged resident of Western Jersey County, were held this morning at St. Mary's Church, West Woods. Requiem high mass was celebrated, the Rev. Father Oscar Wernet, celebrant. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs, Haag was the daughter of the late Henry and Theresa Vorman Ahrling, both natives of Germany. She was born Oct. 22. 1867, at Oldenburg, Germany and died at her home in the Fieldon vicinity, March 17, at 10:20 p.m. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Andrew Hetzel of the Fieldon locality; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Steppuhn, Council Bluffs, Ia.; one brother, Stephen Ahrling, of Plainview; nephews and 16 nieces. The body was at Jacoby funeral home in this city until time for the funeral.

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Michael Thomas Haag's stepmother Johanna (Ahrling) Haag's father Henry Ahrling was born in 1828 in Oldenburg, Germany and came to the United States on July 18, 1868 when he was 39 years old. He left Germany from the port of Bremen on the steamship Baltimore. His occupation in Germany was "farmer." He died in 1889 in Jersey County, Illinois. He arrived with his wife Maria Theresa "Tracy" (Vorman) Ahrling (1832-1917) and four of his children who were born in Germany-Clemens Ahrling (1858-?); Lena Ahrling (1860-?), married Henrich Schulte in 1877; Bernadine Ahrling (1862-1927), married Henry Ahrling in 1880 (Henry is not related to her family as far as anyone can tell); Johannah "Hannah" Ahrling (1868-1950), married Jacob Haag Oct. 30, 1907. The other children were born in the US-Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ahrling (1870-?), married Herman Kurtz 9 May 1893; Mary Agnes Ahrling (1871-1957), married Victor H. Steppuhn on 27 Nov 1894; Antone "Tony" Ahrling (1874-1925), married Wilhelmina "Minnie" Egelhoff on 26 Feb 1902; and Stephen Herman Ahrling (1877-1953), married Mary Elizabeth Engle in 1908. Johanna (Ahrling) Haag's father Henry Ahrling lived in Illinois most of his life in the States and was a farmer. Henry Ahrling and his wife are both buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s obituary - Michael Thomas Haag Sr., 65, who had suffered a heart condition for the past 12 years, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday in Alton Memorial Hospital. Mr. Haag was moved to the hospital Sunday. He was retired six years ago from Mississippi Lime & Cement Co., where he had worked as a watchman. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Haag, he was born in Jersey County, May 11, 1890, and came to Alton 30 years ago. He had lived at 622 E. Fifth St., for the past eight years. Mr. Haag is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Westfall Haag, whom he was married to Feb. 23, 1916 in Jerseyville; three children, Michael Thomas Jr., Mrs. Dorothy Michael, and Mrs. Winifred Herbstreit of Alton, and four grandchildren. The body is at Staten's Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m Sunday. The Rev. Warner, of Hartford, will conduct rites in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville.

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Michael Thomas Haag Sr.'s wife Eva May (Westfall) Haag's obituary - The funeral of Mrs. Eva May Haag, 85, of 212 Ferguson, Jersyville was conducted Saturday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl J. Cook of Alton. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 23, 1978 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton. She was born in West Virginia Jan. 10, 1893, a daughter of Jasper and Mary Jane Shannon Westfall. Her husband, Michael T. Haag, died Jan. 20, 1956.

She is survived by a son, Michael Haag, Jerseyville; a daughter, Dorothy Michael, Alton; two half brothers, Floyd Westfall of Medora and Jasper Westfall of Alton; a half sister, Anne Coleman, Jerseyville; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, and two half brothers, a half sister and four sisters.

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Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr. had 4 children-Dorothy Stella Haag, Winifred Kitty Haag, Michael Thomas Haag Jr., and Mary Elizabeth Haag.

(1) Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s daughter Dorothy Stella Haag was born Oct. 10, 1918. She died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville, IL. Her burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Dorothy married Lawrence Michael on Dec. 24, 1941, in Alton, and he died July 7, 1980. Lawrence Michael was born Feb. 4, 1915, a son of Michael and Nora (Lawliss) Michael. They had one daughter, Geraldine Michael born 3-19-1937. She married Larry Hartley born 1-5-1936, the son of Alvin and Irene Hartley. They had a son David Hartley born 9-18-1959. He now lives near Chicago, IL. Geraldine later married Frank Kovarik and they lived in Grafton, IL. He died September 11, 2014 at his home in Grafton, IL.

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Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s daughter Dorothy Stella (Haag) Michael's obituary - Dorothy Stella Michael, 91, formerly of Alton, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Jersey County on Oct. 10, 1918, one of three children born to the late Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag. Dorothy married Lawrence Michael on Dec. 24, 1941, in Alton, and he died July 7, 1980. During World War II, Dorothy was employed at the Western Cartridge, and later worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Manufacturing. After her marriage and birth of her daughter, she stayed at home and cared for her family.

Dorothy and Lawrence were residents of Alton during their married life, and it wasn't until after his death that Dorothy located to Jersey County in 1986. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Gerry and Franklin Kovarik of Grafton; a grandson, David Hartley of Elgin; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Donna Haag of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Herbstreit. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Dennis Hill will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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(1a) Lawrence and Dorothy (Haag) Michael's daughter Geraldine (Michael) Hartley Kovarik's 2nd husband Franklin B. Kovarik's obituary - FRANKLIN B. KOVARIK, GRAFTON - Franklin B. Kovarik, 74, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014, at his home. Born May 6, 1940, in Caseyville, Ill., the son of Charles and Hilda (Weiler) Kovarik. He married Geraldine Michael on Nov. 22, 1972, in Edwardsville. He was a retired electrician who worked at Olin Corporation and worked for 20 years for Joe Locklear of Locklear Electric in Wood River. He was a professional tinker and an avid gardener, and he loved helping others and delivering vegetables. He was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Jerseyville and I.B.E.W. of Alton, and Treasurer for Otter Creek Fire Protection Dist. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Kovarik of Grafton; son, David Hartley of Elgin, Ill.; brothers, Charles and Rosalie Kovarik of Edwardsville, Ill., James Kovarik of Glen Carbon, Ill.; sister, Isabel Schreiber of Edwardsville. Preceded in death by his parents. Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of services at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 1st United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. Rev. Mark Myers and Rev. Dennis Hill will officiate. Military Graveside Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, 1st United Methodist Church in Jerseyville or Otter Creek Fire Protection Dist. or Riverbend Humane Society and Animal Shelter. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(2) Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s daughter Winifred Kitty Haag was born 11-26-1923. She is deceased. She married Arthur Herbstreit born 10-20-1916, the son of Julius and Henrietta Herbstreit. They had one son Carl Arthur Herbstreit born 3-4-1946.

(3) Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s son Michael Thomas Haag Jr. was born 10-19-1930 married Donna Collins born 9-24-1933, the daughter of Alvin and Ruth (Oliver) Collins. They had 3 children-Phyllis June Haag born, 6-19-1951, Steven Eugene Haag born 7-16-1953 married Deborah Dunham the daughter of Edward and Hazel (Devening) Dunham, and Byron Lee Haag born 7-19-1971.

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Michael Thomas Haag Jr.'s wife Donna (Collins) Haag's mother Ruth Alma (Oliver) Collins Bartlett's obituary - Funeral services were held Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for Ruth Alma Bartlett. Mrs. Bartlett, 98, died December 6 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 26, 1910 in Witt, the daughter of the late Howard and Elsie (Kline) Oliver. She married Alvin Collins in 1928. She later married Charles Bartlett in 1950; he died in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Donna (Michael) Haag of Jerseyville; two step daughters; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

(4) Michael and Eva (Westfall) Haag Sr.'s daughter Mary Elizabeth Haag died in infancy 12-26-1926. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

Theresa Haag

Jacob and Johannah (Ahrling) Haag's daughter Theresa Haag was born in May 1910 in Jersey County, IL, and died 7-28-1991 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She was a half sister to Michael Haag who married Eva Westfall. She married 1st Charles Medford May 1, 1935 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in Ottervllle, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL May 29, 1889, the son of Richard Medford and Minnie Pickett. He died 6-10-1938 in Memorial Hospital In Alton, Madison County, IL of Pneumonia. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. During World War I he lost a leg in the Battle of Argonne Forest and for many months it was believed by relatives in Jersey county that he had been killed in battle as no word was received concerning him. He left Jersey county with a contingent of drafted men in May, 1918, for Camp Gordon, Ga. After a brief period of training he was sent overseas as a member o! the 53rd Replacement company in the battle of the Argonne Forest. He went down during the first day of fighting, a victim of shrapnel fire. For a number of months no report of him was obtainable. Relatives attempted to obtain information, and finally through the Red Cross, it was learned that he was in a base hospital and had sustained the loss of one leg. It had been necessary to amputate the leg in order to save his life. His father Richard Medford died 6-8-1922 at age 68 at the Alton State Hospital in Alton, Madison County, IL of Tuberculosis. His mother Minnie (Pickett) Medford died 8-8-1939 at age 78. She was the daughter of Charles and Emeline (Gowin) Pickett.

Theresa Haag was just married 3 years to her 1st husband Charles Medford when he died in 1938. Theresa then married 2nd to George and Katherine (Lenz) Hetzel's son Andrew Albert Hetzel who 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 Haag, daughter of Jacob and Johannah (Ahrling) Haag. Andrew Albert Hetzel and his 2nd wife Theresa (Haag) Medford 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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Theresa (Haag) Medford 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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Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel's 1st husband Charies W. Medford's obituary - Charies W. Medford, veteran of the World War, died at Alton Memorial Hospital In Alton at 9 a.m., Friday, where he had been taken that evening. Death followed a brief illness of pneumonia, Funeral services will be held a the residence this afternoon with the Rev. J. J. Klaei officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Theresa Medford; two sisters, Mrs, Thirza Edwards and Mrs. Gertrude Hall of Jerseyville; two brothers Otis Medford of Mt. Pulaski and Arthur Medford of Lincoln; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Medford of jerseyvllle; one niece and five nephews. He was born at Otterville May 29, 1889. During the.World War Medford lost a leg in the Battle of Argonne Forest and for many months it was believed by relatives in Jersey county that he had been killed in battle as no word was received concerning him. Medford left Jersey county with a contingent of drafted men in May, 1918, for Camp Gordon, Ga. After a brief period of training he was sent overseas as a member o! the 53rd Replacement company in the battle of the Argonne Forest. Medford went down during the first day of fighting, a victim of shrapnel fire. For a number of months no report of him was obtainable. Relatives attempted to obtain information, and finally through the Red Cross, it was learned that he was in a base hospital and had sustained the loss of one leg. It had been necessary to amputate the leg in order to save his life.

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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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Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel's 1st husband Charies W. Medford's sister Gertrude A. (Medford) Hall's obituary - Mrs. Gertrude A. Hall, 503 N. Harrison St., widow of George J. Hall, died at 2 a.m. today in Jersey Community Hospital. She was 71. The former Gertrude Medford, she was born Aug. 24, 1891, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Medford. A son, George F. Hall, Gary, Ind., a brother, Arthur Medford, Wood River; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, survive. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Ghost Church by the Rev. Father P. P. Heinen. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The body is at Jacoby Bros.

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Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel's 1st husband Charies W. Medford's brother Otis D. Medford's obituary - MEDFORD. Died 25-01-1950. Otis D. Medford, a native of Jerseyville, died Wednesday morning, January 25, at the Decatur and Macon County hospital. Funeral services were held Friday at the Schahl Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski with Rev. R. O. Zumstein officiating. Interment was in the mt. Pulaski cemetery. The deceased was born in Jerseyville, June 11, 1884, and at the time of his death he was sixty-five years of age. His home was in Mt. Pulaski where he was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and the Modern Woodmen Lodge. Mr. Medford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Klotz; two sisters, Mrs. Thirza Edwards of Alton and Mrs. George Hall of Jerseyville, and one brother, Arthur Medford of Wood River. The latter attended the funeral.

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Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel's 1st husband Charies W. Medford's sister Thirza Blanch (Medford) Edwards's son - EDWARDS. Joseph Wray Edwards, Jr, 59, 401 Maple Summit Road, Jerseyville died unexpectedly at 2:30 a.m. Dec 7 at Jersey Community Hospital. Edwards was born in Jerseyville, June 22, 1923, the son of the late Joseph Wray and Therza Blanch Medord Edwards. He was an electrician for 35 years, and retired as foreman of Wegman Electric Co., Wood River in March of 1981 due to illness. He was a member of NECA-IBEW 649. Edwards served in the United States Marine Corps from Oct 7, 1942 to Nov 9,1945 and from Nov 8, 1947 to Dec 7, 1951 as a staff sergeant in the Pacific, Bonganville and Norther Solomons. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 492, 20th District Commander 1972-73. Third Division Commander 1978-79. He was serving as department chairman of the state of Illinois Military Prepardness Commission and a member of the National Foreign Relations Commission. He served on the board of the Alton VFW, 1308 and Grand Cheminot of the Sixth District of the 40/8 in 1976. He was past patron of the Order of Eastern Star 65, a member of the AF and AM, Jerseyville 394, the Knights Templar Belvdere Commandery, Royal Arch Mason of Illinois, Franklin Chapter and Royal and Select Masters of the State of Illinois, Alton Council. He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Mae Dabbs whom he married June 29, 1933; his step-mother Marion Edwards, Cape Girardeau, Mo, one son, Phillip Edwards of LaPorte, Texas and one step-son Robert W. Abbott, Jerseyville; two daughters, Catherine Heitiz and Joetta Knowlson both of Jerseyville; 12 grandchildren, three step grandchildren and one brother, Paul L. Edwards, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec 9 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. R.E. George officiating, with burial in oak Grove Cemetery. Masonic Lodge 397 conducted Masonic services Wednesday at the funeral home and the Alton VFW conducted graveside services. The American Legion Department of Illinois Military Preparedness Fund or the Arthritis Foundation has been designated as memorials.

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Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel's 1st husband Charies W. Medford's sister Thirza Blanch (Medford) Edwards's husband Joshep Wray Edwards's father Joshep Wray Edwards Sr.'s obituary - EDWARDS. Mr and Mrs Joseph Edwards of this city attended the funeral rites Sunday at Cape Girardeau, Mo for his father, Joshep Wray Edwards, SR. 81, whose death occurred Thursday in a hospital there. Interment was in Memorial Park. He was born Mar 10, 1889 at Jerseyville, the son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Warren Edwards. A general machinist for United Shoe Machine Corp. until retirement in 1955, he had resided at Cape Girardeau since 1931. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Marian Gohn Edwards; three sons, Paul L. and Charles A. of Alton and Joseph W. of Jerseyville; a daughter, Mrs Harold Hoffnagle of Odess, Texas a stepson Herbert Gohn of cape Girardeau; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

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Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel's 1st husband Charies W. Medford's sister Thirza Blanch (Medford) Edwards's son Paul Laverne Edwards's obituary - EDWARDS. Paul Laverne Edwards, 70 of Onalaska, Texas, died at 7:25 a.m. May18 at his home following a brief illness. He was recently retired from 10 years of service with Jacobs Construction, Inc. of Pasadena, Calif. as electrical superintendent. Prior to that he was employed 22 years with Wegman Electric in Wood River. He lived 60 years in the Jerseyville and Alton area. for 53 years he was an amateur radio operator. He was born in Jerseyville, the son of the late Joseph Wray and Terza Blanch Medford Edwards. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanch Edwards. He married Naomi L. McDaniels on Sept 24, 1964. Surviving in addition to his wife are his stepmother, Marion Edwards of Cape Girardeau, Mo two daughters, Linda Campbell of Irving, Texas and Diana Mullaney of Cedar Hill, Texas; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Ciletti of Jasen Beach, Fla five grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Cremation was handled by Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, Texas.

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(1) 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.

Mary Anna Haag

Jacob and Jennie (Schreiber) Haag's daughter Mary Anna Haag was born July 12, 1899 in Jersey County, IL, and died Oct. 29, 1975 in Madison County, IL. She is buried in St, Joseph's Cemetery in Alton, Madison County IL. She was a sister to Michael Haag who married Eva Westfall, and a half sister to Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel who married Andrew Hetzel. She married Theodore H. Droste May 21, 1918 at St. Mary's Church in Alton, Madison County, IL. He was born Aug. 19, 1889 in Godfrey, Madison County, IL, and died Aug. 19, 1972 in Godfrey, Madison County, IL. He was a son of Theodore Droste Sr. and Catherine (Kappel) Droste. He is buried in St, Joseph's Cemetery in Alton, Madison County IL. I believe at some time Mary Anna Haag changed her name to Mary Anna Brinkman prior to her marriage to Theodore Droste, possibly by adoption. There was a Mary Anna Haag living with Benjamin and Anna (Greve) Brinkman in Godfrey, IL in the 1908 St. Mary's Church census. Jacob Haag's wife Jennie (Schreiber) Haag passed away in 1905, and his daughter Mary Anna Haag may have gone to live with the Brinkmans because of the recent death of her mother, and they later adopted her. I don't have actual proof and could be in error in this supposition, but circumstantial evidence seems to point to Mary Anna Haag and Mary Anna Brinkman who married Theodore Droste in 1918 in Alton, IL as being one and the same person. Jacob Haag's obituary said he had a daughter, Mrs, Theodore Droste of Godfrey, IL. Mary Droste's obituary in 1975 said she had a sister Theresa Haage (name was misspelled) of Fieldon, IL. Theresa (Haag) Hetzel's obituary said she had a half sister Mary who was deceased in her obituary in 1991. Census records indicate Mary Anna Brinkman was born in the Fieldon, IL area.

Children of Theodore and Mary Anna (Brinkman) Droste were-Juliana Droste of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary; Sr. Mary Delores Droste of the Order of St. Ursula; Julie (Droste) Mulrean; Sr. Clara Droste of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary; Gertie Droste; George Droste; Paul Droste; Agatha Droste and Mary Droste (who both died at birth); Ben Droste; Sr. Mary Ann of the Dominican Order; Agnes Marie (Droste) Hesse; and David Droste.

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Mary Anna (Haag/Brinkman) Droste's obituary - Droste, Died Oct. 29, 1975 - Mrs. Mary Droste, 76, of Airport Road Godfrey, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Hospital after an illness of three years. She married Theodore Droste May 21, 1918 in Alton. He died Aug. 19, 1972. Surviving are seven daughters; Sister Mary Juliana of Ironton, Sister Mary Ann of Matteson, Sister Mary Dolores of DeSoto, Sister Theodore Marie of St. Louis, Mrs. John (Julia) Mulrean of Godfrey, Mrs. Louis (Agnes) Hesse of Burgaw N.C., and Miss Gertrude Droste at home; four sons, Ben, George and Dave Droste all of Godfrey, and Paul Droste of Alton; a sister, Mrs. Theresa Haage of Fieldon; 44 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Staten Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited 8:30 tonight. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rt. Rev Msgr. James A. Suddes as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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Mary Anna Haag/Brinkman's husband Theodore H. Droste's obituary - Theodore H. Droste, 83, of Rte. 1, Godfrey died Saturday at 4:45 p.m. at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Godfrey Aug. 18, 1889. He died on his 83rd birthday. He was married to Mary Brinkman May 21, 1918 at St. Mary's Church in Alton. He was a farmer in Godfrey all his life. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by seven daughters; Sister Mary Julianne S.S.M. of Jefferson City, Mo., Sister Mary Ann O.P. of Matteson--- (rest of obituary missing).

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Theodore H. Droste's father Theodore Droste Sr.'s obituary - Theodore Droste, Godfrey Resident For 58 Years, Dies, Feb. 25, 1941 - Theodore Droste in his eighty- eighth year, one of Godfrey's oldest residents, passed away at. his farm home west of Godfrey Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. He was one of the few surviving old time farmers of the community. He came to Godfrey 58 years ago and purchased the farm where he lived continuously from then until his death. He was born in Westphalia, Germany, July 9, 1853, and came to this "country when a young man. He was active until a short time before his death, which was caused by a heart attack. He was a member of St. Mary's Church for many years and active in St. Joseph's Holy Name Society. Three of his daughters are members of Roman Catholic Sisterhoods. His wife, who was Catherine Kappel of St. Louis, preceded him in death 34 years ago. He leaves two sons, Theodore Droste and J. J. Droste of Godfrey, and four daughters, Sister Mary Albertine of Madison, Wis., Sister Mary Lucy of Rich Fountain, Mo., Sister Mary Emmanuella of St. Charles, Mo., and Mrs. John Berghoff of Benton, Mo. There are sixteen grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 9 o'clock from Klunk funeral home to St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m., Thursday. Rosary will be said Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.

(Note: Theodore H. Droste's father Theodore Droste Sr. was born in Westphalia, Germany, July 9, 1853, and came to this "country when a young man. He died Feb. 25, 1941 in Godfrey, Madison County, IL. His burial was in Saint Josephs Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, He married Catherine Kappel (1860-1907). Children of Theodore Droste Sr. and Catherine (Kappel) Droste were-Catherine Droste (1881-1953); Mary Elizabeth (Droste) Berghoff (1882-1955); Teresa Droste (1884-1974); Frances Droste (1887-1964); Theodore H. Droste (1889-1972); and John J. Droste (1897-1982).

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Theodore H. Droste's mother Catherine (Kappel) Droste's father Joseph Kappel was born in 1834, and died Apr. 17, 1874 in St. Louis City, Missouri. Joseph married Marie Elizabeth Kalefeld Eick June 23, 1857 in St Louis, Missouri. They had five children Henry Joseph Kappel born 1857, Catherine Kappel (1860-1907), Rosa Clara Francisca Kappel (1862-1937) & John Christopher Kappel (1865-1954). Marie E. died in 1866. Joseph then married Elizabeth Lueke (1845-1897) June 13, 1867. They had three children Marie Teresa Kappel (1868-1921), Maria Elisabeth Kappel (1869-1869) & Mathilda Kappel (1873-1873). Joseph worked on the Mississippi River. Legend has it, he died on the Mississippi as a riverboat captain. His burial was at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri.

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Theodore Droste Sr. and Catherine (Kappel) Droste's son John J. Droste's obituary - Died Dec. 28, 1982 - John J. Droste, 85, of Godfrey, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at Eunice Smith Nursing Home after two months of failing health. He was a vice president of Millers Mutual Insurance when he retired in 1963 after 30 years of service. Born in Godfrey, he was the son of the late Theodore and Catherine (Kappel) Droste. He married the former Ella Newman on Sept. 23, 1924, in alton, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughers, Catherine Kasten of Alton and Margaret Ann Droste of Naperville; a son William of Brighton; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Gents Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday with the rosary recited at 7:30. A funeral mass will be held at Mary's Church in Alton at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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(1) John J. Droste and Ella (Newman) Droste's son William J. Droste's wife Rosemarie (Blankenmeier) Droste's obituary - Alton 11/08/2009 - Rosemarie Droste, 83, passed away at 3:55 am Sunday November 8, 2009 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. She was born on August 1, 1926 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Carl & Ada May (Small) Blankenmeier. She married William J. Droste on June 17, 1950 in Chicago and he preceded her in death on August 24, 1997. She worked as an emergency room nurse at Alton Memorial Hospital and also worked as a nurse at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. She volunteered at Hospice of Southern Illinois, enjoyed cross stitching, and working with geriatrics patients. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara & Larry Bruce of Worden, a son and daughter-in-law, John & Teresa Droste of Edwardsville, four grandchildren and their spouse, Robert & Amy Drost of Warner Robins, GA, Michael Droste and his fiancé Jamie of Collinsville, Melissa & Jason Tutterow of Belleville, and Kathryn Droste of Edwardsville, five great grandchildren, Chase Bruce, Caleb Bruce, Brenden Bruce, Corinna Tutterow, and Jospeh Tutterow, one brother, Richard Blankemeier of Scottsdale, AZ. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis and Robert Blankemeier. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday November14, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton with Fr. Shawn Monahan OMV celebrating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Alzheimer's Association.

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(2) John J. Droste and Ella (Newman) Droste's daughter Catherine Ella (Droste) Kasten's obituary - GODFREY — Catherine Ella Kasten, 87, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Saturday July 19, 2014, at home with her family by her side. She was born on Oct. 21, 1926, in Alton, Ill., the daughter of John and Ella (Newman) Droste. Catherine married Kenneth Lee Kasten on June 12, 1948, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey and he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2005. She was the nursing supervisor of the orthopedic department at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton for 22 years. Catherine was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church for many years and a long time member of the women's auxiliary of the Alton VFW Post 1308. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed golfing. Catherine is survived by eight children and their spouses, Nancy and Charles Newby of Nashville, Ill., Patricia and Tim Finnell of Bridgeton, Mo., Jayne Goeken of Cary, N.C., Edward and Debra Kasten of Godfrey, Bill and Melissa Kasten, Steven Kasten and Michael and Pam Kasten, all of Godfrey, and Daniel and Phyllis Kasten of Edwardsville; eighteen grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, William Droste and a sister, Margaret Droste. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday July 22, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday July 23, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey with Father Steve Pohlman celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton are in charge of arrangements.

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(1) Theodore and Mary Anna (Brinkman) Droste's daughter Agnes Marie (Droste) Hesse was born Apr. 12, 1937 in Madison County, Illinois, and died May 31, 2013 in Burgaw, Pender County, North Carolina.

Agnes Marie (Droste) Hesse's obituary - Agnes Marie Hesse, 76, of Burgaw, NC (formerly of Godfrey, Illinois) after a beautiful and fulfilling life, passed away into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, May 31, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 12, 1937 to Theodore and Mary Droste; one of 11 children. She grew up on an asparagus farm, developing a strong work ethic very early in life, graduating from Marquette High School in Godfrey, IL in 1955. For most of her life, Agnes was a homemaker who loved her family with all her heart. She will be greatly missed. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her love and care were constant as she raised her family and taught countless life lessons to help each on their way. At family gatherings she could always be found holding one of her many "precious, darling, lovable" babies. Agnes was a devout Catholic and lived her faith every day as a shining example to everyone. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church for 42 years where she served in many capacities, a few of which were Faith Formation Teacher, Church Cleaning Committee, and Spaghetti Supper Volunteer. For many years she sent church birthday and anniversary cards. She also went to Eucharistic Adoration weekly. Agnes worked as an Administrative Assistant at Electronic Components Corporation in Burgaw from 1978 to 1986. She worked at Kerr Drug from 1988 until her retirement in 2001.

Agnes is survived by her loving husband, Louis F. Hesse, Jr.; Eight children: Jean (Jeff) Corbett of Raleigh, Louis (Robin) Hesse, Diane Hesse, Lisa (Richard) Mantooth, Steven Hesse, Bill (Angie) Hesse, Don (Julie) Hesse, all of Burgaw, and Larry (Gina) Hesse of Raleigh; Sixteen grandchildren: Brandon, Jonathan, Christopher (Megan), Travis (Liz), KerrieAnn, Leigh Ann, Deanna, Hilary, Addison, Thomas, Emily, Taylor, Gracie, Nick, Lauren, and Christian; Three great-grandchildren: Lila Rae, Sawyer, and Hudson; Five sisters: Sr. M. Juliana Droste of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Sr. Mary Delores Droste of the Order of St. Ursula, Julie Mulrean, Sr. Clara Droste of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Gertie Droste, Two brothers: George Droste and Paul Droste. She is preceded in death by her father Theodore Droste, mother Mary Droste, twin sister Agatha (who died at birth), brother Ben Droste, sister Sr. Mary Ann of the Dominican Order, and brother David Droste. Private Visitation for family, parishioners, and close friends will be held Wednesday, June 5th 6:00 to 8:00pm at the home: 803 Whrens Street, Burgaw. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 6th 1:00pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1303 Hwy 117 South, Burgaw. Internment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

(Note: Obit has she was 1 of 11 children, but sibling names plus her add up to 12 and there were actually 13 children.)

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(2) Theodore and Mary Anna (Brinkman) Droste's daughter Sr. Clare Louise Droste's obituary - Sr. Clare Louise Droste, 74, of Bridgeton, a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 57 years, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at The Sarah Community, Bridgeton. Sr. Clare Louise lived nearly 20 years in the Arcadia Valley area, providing home health care as a certified nursing assistant through Arcadia Valley Hospital. She also volunteered in the hospital’s gift shop and at the Open Hearts Humane Society. She and Sr. Mary Louise Jaegers were active in their parish, St. Marie Du Lac. She was born Jan. 10, 1940, in Godfrey, IL, one of 13 children of Theodore and Mary Anna (Brinkman) Droste. She entered the Sisters of St. Mary (SSM) July 22, 1956, and professed final vows Feb. 11, 1964. She served in dietary at the motherhouse and in St. Charles, and as food production supervisor at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, St. Louis. She was a certified nurse assistant (CNA) at Villa Marie Senior Center in Jefferson City, and in Arcadia Valley Hospital’s home health program in Ironton. She is survived by four sisters, Sr. Mary Juliana Droste, FSM, of Bridgeton, Sr. Mary Dolores Droste, OSU, of Alton, IL, and Ms. Gertie Droste and Mrs. Julia Mulrean, both of Godfrey, IL; two brothers, George Droste of Godfrey, IL, and Paul Droste of Alton, IL; and a sister-in-law, Ann Droste of Godfrey, IL; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and two brothers. Visitation is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the chapel of The Sarah Community, 12284 DePaul Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044 (on the campus of SSM DePaul Medical Center), followed by a Mass of Farewell at 1 p.m., with burial at Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, immediately afterward.

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(3) Theodore and Mary Anna (Brinkman) Droste's son David L. Droste's obituary - David L. Droste, 78, entered into eternal rest at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012, while at his home with loving family by his side. Born September 4, 1933 in Alton, he was the son of Theodore and Mary (Brinkman) Droste. He went to St. Ambrose grade school and graduated from Marquette Catholic High School in 1952. Mr. Droste served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Labor Local #218 and was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton. On July 10, 1954 in Alton, he married the former Anne Jeannette Maher. She survives.

Also surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Mike Wickenhauser of Godfrey, Laura and David Dixon of Godfrey, Jennifer and Tim Bonnell of Alton, Jane and Steve Bradshaw of Alton, and Lisa and Dan Gentry of Godfrey, one son, David John Droste of Alton, 11 grandchildren, Stephen and Eric Wickenhauser, Matt and Amanda Cress, Danielle, LeAnne, and Aaron Bonnell, Suzanne Stephan and her husband Dan, Kyle Bradshaw, Jamie Gentry, and Katie Droste, two great grandchildren, Joe and Luke Stephan, eight brothers and sisters, Sister M. Juliana Droste, FSM, Marceline, MO, Sister M. Dolores Droste, OSU, Alton, George Droste , Godfrey, Paul Droste, Alton, Julia Mulrean, Godfrey, Agnes Hesse, Burgaw, NC, Sister Clara Louise Droste, FSM, Pilot Knob, MO, and Gertrude Droste of Godfrey and a longtime Army buddy, Douglas “Scotty” Hall of Elmhurst, IL. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Droste, and a sister, Sister Mary Ann Droste D.P. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2012 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. led by Father Jerry Wickenhauser. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2012 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton. Father Delix Michel will officiate. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery with full military honors by the Alton VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to Masses or SS Peter & Paul School.

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(4) Theodore and Mary Anna (Brinkman) Droste's daughter Sr. Mary Ann, aka Sr. Mary Aloysius' obituary - Sr. Mary Ann, aka Sr. Mary Aloysius, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died November 25, 2010. She was born to Theodore and Mary (Brinkman) Droste in Alton, IL and joined the Springfield Dominicans in 1940. Sr. Mary Ann was a teacher for forty years. She held a B.A. in Education and a Masters in Education and taught grades 1-7 at parish schools in Aurora, E. St. Louis, Carrollton, Matteson, Chicago, and Redlands, CA. Upon retirement from teaching, she ministered at a Religious Education Center in Hillsboro, IL and as a Parish Visitor in St. John Bosco Parish, Chicago and SS. Peter and Paul in Naperville. Eleven years ago, she moved to Sacred Heart Convent where she lived until her death.

Sr. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, two infant sisters, Mary and Agatha, and a brother, Ben. She is survived by six sisters, Sr. Juliana Droste, F.S.M. of Marceline, MO, Sr. Dolores Droste, O.S.U. of Alton, IL, Sr. Clare Droste, F.S.M. of Pilot Knob, MO, Agnes Hesse of Burgaw, NC, Julie Mulrean and Gertie Droste, both of Godfrey, IL; three brothers, David Droste and George Droste, both of Godfrey, IL and Paul Droste of Alton, IL; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at Sacred Heart Convent on Tuesday, November 30, 2010: Visitation from 3:30-6:15 p.m.; Wake Service at 4:30 p.m.; and Funeral Mass at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. Peter Witchousky OP, presiding. Commendation and burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The Dominican Sisters and the family of Sr. Mary Ann Droste are being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. - See more at: http://www.butlerfuneralhomes.com/obituary?id=860771#obit-memories

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(5) Theodore and Mary Anna (Brinkman) Droste's son Benjamin Theodore Droste's obituary - Benjamin Theodore Droste Longtime farmer, manager of golf course in Godfrey.(Metro)(Obituary) - Article from: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) | September 20, 2005 - Benjamin Theodore Droste, a longtime farmer who helped get a golf course started in Godfrey, died Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2005) of cancer at his home in Godfrey. He was 86. Mr. Droste was born and reared in Godfrey on his family's farm. After graduating from Marquette Catholic High School in 1937, he began working full time on the farm, which was well-known for its asparagus crop. When his father retired, Mr. Droste took over the farm. Mr. Droste was pivotal in starting the Country Fairways Golf Course using 80 acres of his family's farm in 1965. He managed the course until 1976, when the golf course was sold. It's now called Rolling Hills Golf Course. Mr--- (rest of obituary missing)

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(6) Theodore and Mary Anna (Haag/Brinkman) Droste's daughter Sister Dolores Droste's obituary - SISTER DOLORES DROSTE, O.S.U., FENTON, MO. - Sister Dolores Droste, aka Bertha Lucille Droste, died peacefully at St. Clare's Hospital, Fenton, Mo. on Thursday, September 11, 2014. The daughter of Theodore Droste and Mary Haag Brinkman, she was born on July 28, 1923. She is survived by six siblings, Sister Juliana Droste, F.S.M., George (Margie) Droste, Paul (Dorothy) Droste, Julie Droste Mulrean, Agnes (Louis) Droste Hesse, Gertie Droste and sisters–in-law, Ann and Jeanette Droste. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ben and David Droste; and her sisters, Sister Mary Ann Droste, O.P., Sister Clare Droste, F.S.M. Sister Dolores received her early education in Alton, graduating from Marquette High School in l941. She entered the Ursuline Sisters in July of l942, professing her vows in January of 1945. Her Bachelor of Arts Degree is from Fontbonne College in St. Louis. She was an excellent primary teacher serving schools in Alton, Staunton, Wood River, and Collinsville, Illinois; and Arnold, Festus, and DeSoto, Missouri. She gave eleven years of internal service to the Ursuline Provincialate Community in Crystal City before retiring to Alton in 1995. She entered the Ursuline Healthcare Community in Alton in June of 2003. Sister Dolores recently moved to St. Andrew's at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at St. Ambrose Church, 820 W. Homer M. Adams Pkwy., Godfrey, IL. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. The Funeral Mass begins at 11 a.m. Rev. Stephen J. Pohlman will preside. Memorials may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund, 353 S. Sappington Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Staten-Fine is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences and online guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com

Mary Agnes Ahrling

Henry and Theresa Vorman Ahrling's daughter Mary Agnes Ahrling was born Oct. 30, 1871 in Illinois, and died Dec. 29, 1957 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Her burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She married Victor H. Steppuhn (1859-1939). Mary Agnes Ahrling was a sister of Michael Thomas Haag's step-mother Johanna (Ahrling) Haag and an aunt to his half sister Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel. Children of Victor H. Steppuhn and Mary Agnes (Ahrling) Steppuhn were-Victor Steppuhn (1896-1972); and Hedwig Marie Steppuhn Keeler (1903-1979).

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(1) Victor H. Steppuhn and Mary Agnes (Ahrling) Steppuhn's daughter Hedwig Marie Steppuhn was born Jul. 29, 1903 in Omaha, Nebraska, and died Dec. 28, 1979 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. She married Irwin Edward "Jack" Keeler around 1921 and they had three children: Victor James Keeler, Jack Daniel Keeler, and Jere Louise (1931-1993).

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(1a) Irwin Edward "Jack" Keeler and Hedwig Marie (Steppuhn) Keeler's daughter Jere Louise Keeler was born May 22, 1931 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and died Sep. 13, 1993, in Orange, New Haven County, Connecticut. She married Dr. D. Mark Kolligian.

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Jere Louise (Keeler) Kooligian's obituary - From and Orange Newspaper: 1993 - Mrs. Kolligian was active in many groups supporting education in Orange and surrounding communities. She died Mnday, September 13, 1993, at her home after a long illness. She was the wife of Dr. D. Mark Kolligian. The service will be at 11 a.m. in the Orange Congregational Church. Buried as private in Orange Cemetery. Mrs. Kolligian was a member of the Amity Regional Board of Education in 1978-1985. She was president of the Orange Community Nursery School in 1971-1972, the Orange PTA Council from 1976 to 1978 and the Hopkins Parent Council in 1982-83. She served as chairwoman of Orange's after-school activities, helping to develop an elementary school band in 1977. She also was one of the founders and charter members of the Orange Players Association, which this year honored her as its "Woman of the Year." She was also chairwoman of the Mothers March (March of Dimes) in Orange from 1968 to 1970 and served on the Orange Otters swimming team board of directors from 1975 to 1979. She had lived in Orange for 31 years. Daughter of the late Irwin and Hedwig Steppuhn Keeler, she was born May 22, 1931 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She lived in West Des Moines, Iowa and Long Beach, California before moving to Connecticut in 1960. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's degree from Long Beach State College and also from Ashbridge College in England. She taught secondary school English and history for seven years in Iowa and Long Beach. Ms. Kolligian was a member of the Orange Congregational Church and president of its Women's Fellowship. For 10 years she was a member of Chapter O PEO Sisterhood, of which she was vice president at the time of her death. She was pre-deceased by a daugther, Elizabeth Kolligian.

Bernadine Ahrling

Henry and Theresa (Vorman) Ahrling's daughter Bernadine Ahrling was born Apr. 16, 1862 in Olderberg, Germany, and died Apr. 28, 1927 in Janesville, Cumberland County, IL. She was burial at Saint Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, Montgomery County, Illinois. She married Henry Ahrling (no relation). He was born 1859 in Germany, and died Nov. 16, 1932, a son of Casper Ahrling and Agnes Kruse. Henry came to the US in 1868. Bernadine Ahrling was a sister of Michael Thomas Haag's step-mother Johanna (Ahrling) Haag and an aunt to his half sister Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel. Henry and Bernadine Ahrling had 9 children-Anna "Annie Ahrling Schlerman (May 1882 - ?); Jerome Steve Ahrling born 4 Jul 1887 in Jersey, IL, died Jul 1969 in Raymond, IL; Frances Ahrling born 29 Mar 1889 in Illinois; died Aug 1963 in Raymond, IL; John Ahrling born 21 Nov 1885 in Zanesville Township, IL, died 1952; Raymond H. Ahrling born 18 Apr 1891 in Fidelity, IL, died May 1964 in Raymond, IL; Catherine Ahrling born 1 Mar 1893 in Iowa, died Mar 1971 in Raymond, Illinois; Estella "Stella" Ahrling born 11 Apr 1898 in Iowa, died Dec 1975 in Raymond, Illinois; Mary Christina "Christine" Ahrling Loeffelholz born 7 Mar 1900 in Kniest, Iowa, died 1979 in Carroll County, Iowa, married Frank Martin Loeffelholz on 10 Apr 1923 in Mt. Carmel, Iowa; and Agatha C Ahrling born 15 Jun 1905 in Iowa, died 2 Dec 1992 in Raymond, IL.

Stephen Herman Ahrling

Henry and Theresa (Vorman) Ahrling's son Stephen Herman Ahrling was born Aug. 8, 1877 near Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, and died Oct. 10, 1953 in Plainview, Macoupin County, Illinois. His burial was at Saint Denis Cemetery, Shipman, Macoupin County, Illinois. He married Mary Engle (1889-1973). Stephen Herman Ahrling was a brother of Michael Thomas Haag's step-mother Johanna (Ahrling) Haag and an uncle to his half sister Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel.

Antone Ahrling

Henry and Theresa (Vorman) Ahrling's son Antone Ahrling was born Aug. 24, 1874 in Jersey County, IL, and died Sep. 1, 1925 near Bunker Hiil, Macoupin County, IL. He married Wilhelmena Egelhoff on February 26, 1902, daughter of Johannes and Maria (Arkebauer) Egelhoff. She was born Jan. 26, 1878 in Jersey County, IL, and died Feb. 21, 1916 in Jersey County, IL. Both are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He originally did not have a stone. With the help of his son, Harold, and various other relatives, a stone was placed in the year 2000. Antone Ahrling was a brother of Michael Thomas Haag's step-mother Johanna (Ahrling) Haag and an uncle to his half sister Theresa (Haag) Medford Hetzel.

(Note: In February 1916 Antone Ahrling's wife Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Egelhoff) Ahrling died in a house fire and her husband Antone Ahrling was convicted of her murder, and later acquitted after serving two and a half years in prison. He died in 1925 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.)

Children of Antone and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Egelhoff) Ahrling were-Marie Josephine Ahrling (1903-1948); and Harold Antone Ahrling (1914-2009).

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(1) Antone and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Egelhoff) Ahrling's daughter Marie Josephine Ahrling was born Aug. 9, 1903 in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died Dec. 9, 1948 in Fidelity, Jersey County, Illinois. She married Charles and Alvena (Hooper) Kirchner's son Jesse Benjamin Kirchner. He was born 16 February 1890 in Jersey County, IL, and died died Oct. 29, 1956 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. Children of Jesse Benjamin Kirchner and Marie Josephine (Ahrling) Kirchner were-Charlotte Alvena Kirchner Rothe (1923 -2011); Doris Louise Kirchner Cairns (1925-2010); and John Otis Kirchner (1927-2003).

(Note: Jesse Benjamin Kirchner's brother Walter A. Kirchner's wife Christena (Norris) Kirchner was my mother's cousin. Her mother Catherine (Weisner) Norris Shults was a half sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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Marie Josephine (Ahrling) Kirchner's husband Jesse Benjamin Kirchner's obituary - Jesse Benjamin Kirchner died 10-29-1956. Unknown newspaper, 1 November 1956: "Kirchner funeral rites were held here Wednesday" - Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon, 31 October 1956 for Jesse Benjamin Kirchner, farmer of route one, Jerseyville, whose death occurred at six forty five o'clock Monday morning at the Jersey Community Hospital where he had been admitted for medical treatment on Saturday. Rev. Kenneth Bower of Brighton officiated at the services and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Kirchner, a World War I veteran, was born in Jersey County, 16 February 1890, and at the time of his death he was aged sixty-six years, eight months and thirteen days. His wife, Mrs. Marie Ahrling Kirchner, preceded him in death. The decedent is survived by one son, John O. Kirchner of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Rothe and Mrs. Joseph Cairns of Brighton; four granddaughters; three brothers, William Kirchner of Otterville and Leslie and Walter Kirchner of Jerseyville, and one sister, Mrs. Paul Wock of Fieldon.

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(2) Antone and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Egelhoff) Ahrling's son - Harold Antone Ahrling was born Mar. 6, 1914 in Jersey County, IL, and died May 23, 2009 in Des Plaines, IL. He married Ruth Marie Graser. She was born Apr. 4, 1917 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and died Nov. 1, 1995 in Des Plaines, IL. She was the daughter of Edwin Adam Graser and Anna Siegerdt, and wife of Harold Antone Ahrling. Children of Harold Antone Ahrling and Ruth Marie (Graser) Ahrling were-Curtis H. Ahrling and Keith E. Ahrling.

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Harold Antone Ahrling's obituary - Harold A. Ahrling of Des Plaines - Harold A. Ahrling was the loving husband of the late Ruth (nee Graser) Ahrling; and dear father of Curtis (the late Sunday) and Keith (Faith) Ahrling. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St. (corner of Northwest Highway/Route 14 and Rand Roads), Des Plaines. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Edison Park Lutheran Church. Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 27, 2009.

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Harold Antone Ahrling's wife Ruth M. (Graser) Ahrling's obituary - Services for Ruth M. Ahrling, (Nee Graser) 78, of Des Plaines, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. She was born April 4, 1917, in Chicago. Entombment will be in Memory Gardens. She died Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Holy Family Health Center. Mrs. Ahrling was a sales representative for Avon, and did clerical work for Sweda in Des Plaines. Survivors include her husband Harold A.; her sons Curtis H. (Sunday J.) of Gurnee and Keith E. (Faith D.) of Elgin; her brother Wesley G. (Audrey J.) Graser of Park Ridge, and her sister-in-law Diane N. Graser of Des Plaines. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information (708) 824-5155. Published in Chicago, Illinois on November 3, 1995.

James DeBoarde

James DeBoarde was born 1640 in of Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England. He married Anne (maiden name unknown) in 1663.  She was born 1640 in of Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England. Children of James DeBoarde and Anne (maiden name unknown) were-Marie DeBorde, born bef 27 Dec 1664 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England; James DeBorde, born bef 14 Oct 1666 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England; Ann DeBorde, born bef 24 Sept 1668 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England; John Deborde, born bef 14 May 1671 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England; Isabel DeBorde, born bef 4 Sept 1673 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England; Isaac DeBorde, born bef 13 Jun 1675 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England; and George DeBorde, born bef 15 Oct 1676 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England

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James DeBoard, son of James DeBoarde and Anne (maiden name unknown), was born 14 Oct 1666 in Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland England and died in (Richmond) Virginia. He married Anne Williams bet. 1695 - 1703 in prob Richmond, Rappahannock, VA. She was born abt 1667 in Rappahannock, VA. Child of James DeBoarde and Anne Williams was-John DeBord, born abt 1704, married Elizabeth Reynolds.

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John DeBord, son of James DeBoarde and Anne Williams was born abt 1704. He married Elizabeth Hutchinson Reynolds abt 1727. She was born abt 1708. Children of John DeBord and Elizabeth Reynolds were-George DeBord, born 20 May 1728 in North Farnham Parish, (Richmond). VA, Married Mary Whitehead; Tamer DeBord, born 18 Feb 1728/29 in Rappohannock, VA; and John DeBord, born 30 Aug 1730 in North Farnham Parish, (Richmond). VA (wife's name unknown).

John DeBoard

John DeBoard (sometimes spelled DeBord, DeBorde, or DeBoarde), son of John DeBord and Elizabeth Reynolds, was born 30 Aug 1730 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia, and died abt. 1790 in Wilkes Co., North Carolina. His wife's name is unknown. Children of John DeBoard were-William DeBoard born abt. 1769 in NC, died 01 Mar 1855 in Mantua, White Co., IL, married Lydia Rachel Forrester 1792 in Stokes Co., North Carolina; John DeBoard, born 1775/1780 in Stokes Co., NC, married Jean Kilbe in 1804 in Wilkes Co., NC; George DeBoard, born 1775/1780, died after 1840, married Lydia DeBoard; Benjamin DeBoard, born between 1780 and 1784 in Stokes Co., NC, died between 1841 and 1850 in White Co., IL, married Nancy Summers in 1809 in Wilkes County, North Carolina; Solomon DeBoard born 1790/1799 in Stokes Co., NC, died after 1860 in NE, married Mary Margaret Franklin in 1818 in Sumner Co., TN.

There were six DeBord heads of household in America in 1790, all in North Carolina. By 1800 there were only five DeBoard heads of household listed, still all in North Carolina. The spelling of the name, which has varied through the years, changed from DeBord to DeBoard between 1790 and 1800. It is believed that there were four DeBord brothers that moved to White County IL from NC, as well as a fifth brother who remained in NC. It is believed the DeBoard families first arrived in White Co., IL about 1818, or a few years earlier. William DeBoard's daughter Hannah DeBoard married John L. Cook 10 Nov 1818 in White Co., IL. The DeBoards also appear in White Co., IL in the 1820 census.

Benjamin DeBoard

Benjamin DeBoard, a son of John DeBoard, was born between 1780 and 1784 in Stokes Co., NC, and died between 1841 and 1850 in White Co., IL. He married Nancy Summers in 1809 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. In 1809 William DeBoard served as a witness to the marriage of Benjamin DeBoard (his brother) and Nancy Summers in Wilkes Co., NC. They later moved to White Co., IL by 1830. Nancy Summers was born abt. 1786. Benjamin DeBoard shows in the 1810 Wilkes Co., NC census, and then apparently spent some time someplace in TN (maybe Montgomery Co., TN) before moving on to White Co., IL by 1830 where he shows in the 1830 and 1840 census. His widow Nancy shows in 1850 White Co., IL census. Children of Benjamin and Nancy (Summers) DeBoard were-Winnie DeBoard, born 1810, married Samuel Hill 08 Mar 1828 in White Co., IL, born 11 Apr 1809 in KY; Philadelphia DeBoard, born abt. 1812, married Thomas Walters 07 Oct 1830 in White Co., IL; Mahala DeBoard, born 1815, married Issac Smith 27 Jan 1835 in White Co., IL; Celia "Selia" DeBoard born abt. 1816, married 1st. William Forrester, married 2nd William Turner; Nancy DeBoard born 1824 in TN, married Fielding Yates; Betsy DeBoard born abt. 1825, married Edward Bertis; John Caleb DeBoard born 9 Feb 1826 in TN, and died 30 Oct 1864 in Civil War, married Elizabeth L. Bolerjack; William Hadley DeBoard born 2 Jun 1832 in Norris City, White Co IL, married Martha E. Clark; Mary DeBoard, married Thomas Yates; and another son and daughter (names unknown).

John Caleb DeBoard

John Caleb DeBoard, a son of Benjamin and Nancy (Summers) DeBoard, was born 9 Feb 1826 in TN, and died 30 Oct 1864 in Civil War. (John C. DeBoard enlisted 12/21/1863 from Sacramento as private, promoted to Sergeant Co. H. 13th Consolidated IL Cavalry, born 2/9/1826, died 10/30/1864 in service at home, buried Ebenezer Cem. - From Civil War pension records: widow Elizabeth J. Deboard filed for pension on 14 Dec 1866. Pension #102043 filed Nov 20, 1866.) He was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Norris City, White Co., IL. He married Elizabeth L. Bolerjack Aug 6, 1844 in White Co., IL. She was born in 1827 in IL, and died in 1890. She was the daughter of John E. Bolerjack and Lucy Forrester.

(Note: John Caleb DeBoard and his wife Elizabeth L. Bolerjack were the great grandparents of Adolph Maxwell DeBoard the father of Lois DeBoard who married Russell Edward Thompson, my nephew, and the son of my sister, the former Mildred Westfall, daughter of Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall.)

Children of John Caleb DeBoard and Elizabeth L. Bolerjack were-Benjamin F. DeBoard born Nov 1845 in IL, and died in 1930, married Mary l. Delap 11 Nov 1869 in White Co IL, daughter of Hezekiah Delap and Elizabeth Ann Garrett. She was born Apr 1845 in IL, and died in 1932; Francis M. DeBoard born Jan 1848 in IL, and died in 1913 in White Co., IL, married Delilah E. Shockley Abt. 1873, born Jun 1838 in IL; William Jaspar DeBoard born in 1849, died Bef. 1860; Martha Parthena DeBoard born in 1851 in White Co., IL, died 28 Nov 1928 in Doniphan, Ripley Co., MO, married Daniel Tucker Towell, born Jul 1850 in Norris, White Co., IL, died Jan 1919 in Ponder, Ripley Co., MO; Isaac T. DeBoard born in 1854 in IL, died young; Nancy Rebecca DeBoard born in 1856, married Whitfield Hill 31 Jan 1878 in White Co IL, son of William J. Hill and Helen Spence, born in 1848; Fletcher DeBoard born in 1856, died young; Henry Albert DeBoard was born Oct 1857 in IL, and died Bef. 1910, married Nancy Catherine Jordan 5 Dec 1880 in White Co., IL, born Feb 1867 in IL; Sarah Alice DeBoard born in 1858, married Morrison Alvin Jordan 28 Jan 1879 in White Co IL, born in 1861; Celia C. DeBoard born in 1859, died Bef. 1870; and John Logan DeBoard born in 1863.

(1) John Caleb DeBoard and Elizabeth L. (Bolerjack) DeBoard's son Francis M. "Frank" DeBoard was born Jan 1848 in IL, and died in 1913 in White Co., IL. He married Delilah E. Shockley abt. 1873. She was born Jun 1838 in IL. Children of Francis M. DeBoard and Delilah E. Shockley DeBoard were-Charles F. DeBoard born Jul 1877 in White Co., IL IL, married Ethel Hughey 28 Jun 1900 in White Co., IL, born 1882 in IL; and Gertrude M. DeBoard born Nov 1879 in White Co., IL, married 1st W. Harris Campbell 21 Mar 1900 in White Co IL, married 2nd William A. Martin in 1914.

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(1a) Francis M. "Frank" DeBoard and Delilah E. (Shockley) DeBoard's son Charles F. DeBoard was born Jul 1877 in White Co., IL. He married Ethel Hughey 28 Jun 1900 in White Co., IL. She was born in 1882 in IL. Children of Charles F. DeBoard and Ethel (Hughey) DeBoard were-Viva Marie DeBoard born 14 Apr 1901 in White Co., IL, died in Aug 1966 in Norris City, White Co., IL, married 1st Lemuel Chapman 24 Oct 1920 in White Co IL, son of William Sherman Chapman and Mahala Jane Pearce, born Jan 1899 in White Co., IL, and died 12 Nov 1925 in White Co., IL, married 2nd Gilbert L. Wade January 8, 1926 in White County, IL, born 1899 in IL; Hazel May DeBoard born in 1903 in White Co., IL, married Clarence Ray Harrell 18 Jul 1922 in White Co., IL, born 1896 in IL; Charles H. DeBoard born in 1909 in White Co., IL; and Adolph Maxwell DeBoard born Nov. 9, 1918, in Norris City, White Co., IL, and died July 25, 2006, in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Pearl Morris on May 10, 1938, in Kentucky.

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(1aa) Charles and Ethel (Hughey) DeBoard's son Adolph Maxwell DeBoard was born Nov. 9, 1918, in Norris City, Ill. His parents Charles DeBoard and Ethel Hughey (or Hughy) were married in White Co., IL June 28, 1900. He was a grandson of Francis M. DeBoard born in 1848 in IL, and Delilah E. Shockley. He was a great grandson of John Caleb DeBoard born in 1826 in TN, and Elizabeth L. Bolerjack. Adolph Maxwell DeBoard died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL. He married the former Pearl Morris on May 10, 1938, in Kentucky, daughter of Clifford Keasler Morris and his 1st wife Lily Davis. Her father was a son of Robert and Josephine (Keasler) Morris. Adolph and Pearl (Morris) DeBoard had 3 children-Lois DeBoard, Sherrell DeBoard, and Mark DeBoard.

Adolph DeBoard's wife Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's father Clifford Keasler Morris was born May 17, 1893, and died September 12, 1950. He married 1st Lily Davis December 12, 1912. She was born Dec. 25, 1892, and died  Mar. 7, 1920, and was buried at Adkin Cemetery, Gallatin County, IL. He married 2nd Eva May Justice May 1921. Children of Clifford Keasler Morris and Lily Davis were-Ruby Morris who married Arvel Langford, Opal Morris who married Glen Nicholson, and Pearl Morris who married Adolph DeBoard. Children of Clifford Keasler Morris and Eva May Justice were-R.S. Morris, Carrie Morris, Clifford B. Morris, Edgar Lee Morris, and David Frank Morris.

Adolph DeBoard's wife Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's father Clifford Keasler Morris was a son of William Robert Morris born 12 Jun 1852 in Mcleansboro, Mayberry Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois. He died in 1934 in Mcleansboro, Mayberry Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois. He was buried in Mt Oval Cem., Norris City, White Co., Illinois. He married Josephine Keasler on 14 Jun 1873 in Norris City, Indian Creek Twp., White Co., Illinois. Josephine Keasler was born 1 on 31 Oct 1851 in Norris City, Indian Creek Twp., White Co., Illinois. She died on 10 Feb 1896 in Norris City, Indian Creek Twp., White Co., Illinois. She was buried in Mt Oval Cumberland Presbyterian Church White Co., IL. She married William Robert Morris on 14 Jun 1873 in Norris City, Indian Creek Twp., White Co., Illinois. They had the following children-Emma Morris, Mary Effie Morris (1874-1881), Carrie Morris, David Frank Morris, Samuel Robinson Morris, Grace F. Morris, Jesse Morris (1887-1889), Martha Morris, and Clifford Keasler Morris (1893-1950).

Adolph DeBoard's wife Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's great grandfather Benjamin Franklin Morris was born 17 Nov 1826 in Lewisburg, Maury Co., Tennessee. He died 20 Aug 1871 in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Co., Illinois. He was buried in Morris Cemetery, Hamilton City, Illinois. He married Mary Ann Walters 20 Mar 1847 in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Co., Illinois. Mary Ann Walters was born in 1827 in Tennessee. She was buried in Mt Oval Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They had the following children-Margaret Morris born in 1848; Martha C. Morris born in 1850; William Robert Morris born in 1852; Lucy B. Norris born in 1855; Louisa Morris born in 1856; Sarah B. Morris born in 1859; Missouri A. Morris born in 1860; Edmond Morris born in 1863; Mirian Morris born in 1870; May L. Morris born 1870; and Julie J. Morris born in 1869.

Adolph DeBoard's wife Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's great great grandfather Edmund William Morris was born 22 Mar 1796 in Chatham, Pittsylvania Co., Virgina. He died 10 Jan 1834 in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Co., Illinois. He was buried in Morris Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Illinois. He married Nancy Rebecca Ross on 30 May 1817 in Lewisburg, Maury, Co., Tennessee. Edmund was employed as Tobacco Dealer. Nancy Rebecca Ross was born 14 Oct 1796 in Wahalla, Oconee Co., South Carolina. She died 29 Aug 1881 in Norris City, White Co., Illinois. She was buried in Mt. Oval Cemetery. They had the following children-James Anderson Morris, William Lee Morris, Sarah Ann Morris, Benjamin Franklin Morris, Margaret Elizabeth Morris, Samuel Thomas Morris, and John Herman Morris.

Adolph DeBoard's wife Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's great great great grandfather William Edmund Morris was born 4 Mar 1766 in Chatham, Pittsylvania Co., Virgina. He died 23 Aug 1830 in Chatham, Pittsylvania Co., Virgina. He was buried in Old Chatham Cemetery. He married Nancy Polly Anderson on 30 Jun 1794 in Chatham, Pittsylvania Co., Virgina. Nancy Polly Anderson was born 14 Oct. 1766. She died in 1831. She was buried in Old Chatham Cemetery. They had the following child-Edmund William Morris.

Adolph DeBoard's wife Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's great great great great grandfather Richard Morris was born about 1735 in Brunswick Co., Va. He died in 1774 in Brunswick Co., Va.. He married Susannah Lister about 1758 in Brunswick Co., Va. Susannah Lister was born about 1737 in Prince George Co., Va.. She died in 1790 in Lincoln Co, N. C. They had the following children-Lester A. Morris, Henry Morris, Rebecca Morris, William Edmund Morris, and Nancy Jane L. Morris.

Adolph DeBoard's wife Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's great great great great great grandfather Henry Morris born about 1695 in Prince George Co., Va. He died in 1783 in Brunswick Co, Va. He married Martha about 1724 in Prince George Co, Va. Martha was born about 1700 in Prince George Co., Va. She died in 1725 in Prince George Co., Va. They had the following children-Martha Morris born 2 Jun 1725 in Prince George Co., Va. Henry Morris married 2nd to Susanna in 1725 in Prince George Co., Va. Susanna was born about 1705 in Prince George Co, Va. She died in 1776/1780 in Brunswick Co., Va. They had the following children-Elizabeth Morris, Henry Morris born 3 Mar 1728 in Prince George Co., Va., Mary Morris, Susannah Morris, William Morris, and Richard Morris.

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Adolph Maxwell DeBoard's obituary - Adolph Maxwell DeBoard, 87, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1918, in Norris City, Ill., to Charles and Ethel (Hughy) DeBoard. He married the former Pearl Morris on May 10, 1938, in Kentucky, and they had recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. He was employed with Shell Oil Refinery as an operating engineer for 37 years, retiring in 1977. He served his country in the Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and Russ Thompson of Rosewood Heights and Sherrell and Frank Ulett of Godfrey; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sheryl DeBoard of Fairbanks, Alaska; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. The family will hold private services at a later date. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice. Elias-Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory in Bethalto is entrusted with professional services.

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Adolph Maxwell DeBoard's wife Pearl E. (Morris) DeBoard's obituary - Pearl E. DeBoard, age 94, passed away at 12:25 am on Friday March 29, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. She was born on March 3, 1919 in Bertrand, MO, the daughter of the late Clifford K. and Lillie E (Davis) Morris. She married Adolph Maxwell DeBoard on May 10, 1938 in KY. He passed away July 25, 2006. Pearl was a homemaker all of her life. She loved doing crafts and sewing but especially being with her family and friends. She is survived by two daughters and sons in law; Lois and Russ Thompson of East Alton IL, and Sherrel and Frank Ulett of Godfrey, one son and daughter in law, Mark and Sheryl DeBoard of Fairbanks AK, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Adolph, three sisters and two brothers. Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Private Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com

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(1aaa) Adolph and Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's daughter Lois DeBoard was born 12-12-1939. She married Russell Edward Thompson, the son of Russell Oliver Thompson and the former Mildred Westfall. Russell Edward Thompson was born 8-22-1937 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. Russell Edward Thompson's father Russell Oliver Thompson was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Jersey County, IL, the son of Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson. He died Dec. 15, 2004, age 85, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Kane Cemetery, Greene County, IL. Russell Edward Thompson's mother, the former Mildred Marie Westfall, is the daughter of Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. She was born 4-20-1922 in Alton, Madison County, IL.

Russell and his wife Lois live in East Alton, IL. He is a retired Plumber. He worked as a Plumber in the Alton, Wood River, and Edwardsville, IL area before his retirement.

(Note: Russell Edward Thompson is my nephew, the son of my sister, the former Mildred Westfall who is the daughter of my parents Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall.)

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Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson have 3 children-Terri Thompson, Melanie Thompson, and Lesley Thompson.

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(1aaaa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Terri Thompson was born 7-10-1958 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She married Michael Harvey 7-2-1976 in Roxana, IL, the son of John and Leatrice Harvey of Wood River, IL. Michael and Terri (Thompson) Harvey have 2 children-Nicholas James Harvey born 11-18-1981 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and Whitney Lea Harvey born 8-4-1985 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Michael and Terri (Thompson) Harvey's son Nicholas James Harvey married Rhianon Ranelle Sharp 7-7-2007 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrell Sharp.

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(2aaaa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Melanie Thompson was born 4-24-1962 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She married first to Dale Wayne Doolen the son of E. Eugene and Mary (Siddens) Doolen of Rosewood Heights, IL, and they had a daughter Jenna Doolen born 9-17-1987 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Melanie's second husband is David Moore the son of Virgil and Dorothy (Collier) Moore of Belleville, IL, and they have a son Tyler Jordan Moore born 10-2-1993 in Alton, Madison County, IL.

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Melanie's 2nd husband David Moore's father Virgil Dean Moore's obituary - Virgil Dean Moore (1933 - 2010). Virgil Dean Moore 77 of Belleville, Ill., born March 26, 1933 in Tuscola, Ill., died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his residence. Dean, as he was known to most, had a great love of hunting, fishing, woodworking and helping friends at a moment's notice. He built two homes by himself. He retired from Southern Gravure Service in St. Louis, Mo., as a maintenance foreman. He was a United States Army veteran. Dean was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart of 55 years, Dorothy Moore, his parents, Virgil and Flora, nee Cain, Moore; his brother, Robert in infancy; his mother-in-law, Charlene, nee Beck, Peeler; his father-in-law, Alfred Peeler; his brothers-in-law, Bob and Leroy; and his sister-in-law, Helen. Surviving are his children, Vicki (Don) Pellmann and David (Melanie) Moore; his grandchildren, Michael Dulle, Laura (Joe) Brandt, Matthew Dulle, Anne Dulle, Mariella Pellmann, Lukas Pellmann, Jenna Doolen and Tyler Moore; one great-granddaughter expected in October this year. He is also survived by other relatives and friends. In 2008, shortly after the death of his wife, he turned his attention to constructing the parade float for Memorial Hospital's 50th Anniversary celebrations. He was most content when working on a project. After that, he found solace in spending time with his children and grandchildren and the Senior Center in Millstadt. He helped wherever he could and developed an interest in card playing.

Our dad never knew a stranger and was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. He loved to give advice to whomever would listen and was mentor to many. He was larger than life to his family. He was kind, tender, loving and generous. A man that could do anything he set his mind to. He was an example of strength and courage. He was a hero that taught us how to be strong through it all. But in the end, he was just our dad. And he was the greatest one in the whole world. "We will miss you forever." A special thanks to the loving staff at Hospice of Southern Illinois. April, Renee, Amanda, Norma, and Denise, your compassion and care was immensely appreciated. Nadine and Deborah, we couldn't have made it through the end without you. Virgil requested no flowers be sent, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Millstadt Senior Center or Hospice of Southern Illinois. www.straussfuneralhome.com Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Strauss-Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Ill. Funeral: Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Strauss-Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Ill., with the Rev. Darrell Weber, officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.

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Melanie's second husband David Moore's mother's obituary - [Dashner-Strauss Funeral Home] Dorothy Lee Moore July 13, 1934 - February 28, 2008 Belleville, Illinois Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. March 02, 2008 at Strauss-Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. March 03, 2008 at Strauss Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois, with Rev. Darrell Weber & special family friend Pastor. Rob Burch, officiating. Interment: March 03, 2008 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her mother: Charlene, nee Beck, Peeler, her step-father: Alfred Peeler, and her brother: Roscoe Robert (Helen) Collier. Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband: Virgil D. Moore of Belleville, IL., whom she married October 30, 1953, her daughter: Vicki (Don) Pellmann of Belleville, IL., her son: David (Melanie) Moore of Godfrey, IL., her grandchildren: Michael (Jamie Beal), Matthew & Annie Dulle, Laura (Joe) Brandt, Mariella & Lukas Pellmann, Tyler Moore, and Jenna Doolen, her brother: Ralph Leroy (Janelle) Collier of Yorkville, IL., she is also survived by nieces, nephews,cousins, other relatives & friends. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Trame adn his staff as well as Hospice of Southern Illinois' staff for their care. Mrs. Moore was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, counted cross stitch, bowling, and ceramics. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Melanie's first husband and Jenna's father Dale Wayne Doolen's father E. Eugene Doolen's obituary - E. Eugene Doolen, 71, of Rosewood Heights, died Nov. 6, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mary Siddens, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Terry of Bethalto, and Dale of East Alton; a daughter, Genia Ruckman of Rosewood Heights; and a sister, Vivian Collier of Shobonier. Services were in Gent Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

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(3aaaa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Lesley Thompson was born 10-10-1965 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She was married first to Brad Heacox, and they had a daughter Alexis Heacox born 9-2-1987 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Lesley's second husband was Alan Kolesa and they have a daughter Lily Kolesa born 4-20-2000 in East Alton, Madison County, IL.

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Lesley's 2nd husband Alan Kolesa's father Roy B. Kolesa's obituary - Roy B. Kolesa, age 67, of Edwardsville, IL, died February 6, 2002, at his residence in Edwardsville, IL. Funeral services at 1 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL. Burial was at St. Boniface Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL. Mr. Kolesa was retired from Union Pacific Rail Road. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL. He is survived by 3 sons: Alan, Eric and Fred Kolesa; 2 daughters: Denise Matthews and Becky Robinson, 12 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; and 2 brothers: Thom and John Kolesa. He was preceded in death by a son, Carey Kolesa and his wife Maureen (Beck) Kolesa.

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Lesley's 2nd husband Alan Kolesa's mother Maureen M. (Beck) Kolesa's obituary - Maureen M. Kolesa, age 66, of Edwardsville, died at 6:51 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2001, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 9, 1935, in Edwardsville, the daughter of the late Clarence and Leona Krotz Beck. She married Roy Kolesa on Oct. 29, 1955, in Edwardsville. He survives. Also surviving are three sons: Alan Kolesa and wife, Lesley of East Alton, Eric Kolesa and wife, Gena of Edwardsville, and Fred Kolesa and wife, Kathy of Bridgeton, Mo.; two daughters: Denise Matthews and husband, Ron of Edwardsville, and Becky Robinson and husband, Nick of Glen Carbon; 12 grandchildren: Gabriel, Casandra, Jacob, Joshua, Justin, Jarrod, Autumn, Nathan and Lily Kolesa, Adam, Alex and Amber Robinson; three step-grandchildren: Ryan and Megan Matthews and Alexis Heacox; a brother: Eugene Beck of Rockford; and a sister: Janet Perini of Edwardsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Carey Kolesa; and two brothers: Richard and Robert Beck. Mrs. Kolesa was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville. Visitation at Pletcher Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Funeral services at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville with Fr. Gerald Bunse, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Edwardsville.

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Lois DeBoard's husband Russell Edward Thompson's mother, the former Mildred Westfall, after divorcing Russell's father Russell Oliver Thompson, later married Joseph V. Alben born 2-18-1912 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and died 2-17-2000 in Alton, Madison County, IL. They got married 11-11-1944 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Joe passed away Feb. 17, 2000 just one day before his 88th birthday. He was the son of John and Lucia (Virgo) Alben. He retired from working at a steel mill in Alton, IL.

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(2aaa) Adolph and Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's daughter Sherrell DeBoard is married to Frank Ulett and they live in Godfrey, IL. Sherrell had been married previously and had a daughter Amanda Pennington.

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(3aaa) Adolph and Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's son Mark DeBoard is married to Sheryl and they live in Fairbanks, Alaska. They have 3 children-Jake DeBoard, Luke DeBoard, and Zach DeBoard.

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Pearl (Morris) DeBoard's brother Clifford Beanum "Cliff" Morris's obituary - Clifford Beanum "Cliff" Morris, 75, of Sikeston died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home. He was born July 12, 1926, in Mississippi County, son of Clifford Keasler and Eva May Justice Morris. He and Carol Maxine White were married May 20, 1950, at Chaffee, Mo. Mr. Morris was an agent with State Farm Insurance 35 years. He was selected in the mid-1970s to represent State Farm as its featured agent in its national magazine advertising campaign. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Elks, Eagles, and a 50-year Mason. He moved to Sikeston in 1950 from Ridgway, Ill. He was a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Clifford B. and Christine Morris Jr. of Eldorado, Ill., Kenneth Lee and Charlotte Morris of St. Charles, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Dan Kelleher of Boerne, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edgar and Margaret Morris of Mobile, Ala., Dr. David and Nannette Morris of Sikeston. Also surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby and Orville Lankford of Memphis, Tenn., Pearl and Adolph DeBoard of Wood River, Ill., six grandchildren, Clifford III "Kip" Morris of San Francisco, Calif., Tiffany Morris of Overland Park, Kan., Bethany Morris of Eldorado, Blaine (Sherri) Morris of Austin, Texas, Valerie and Marshall Morris of St. Charles. He was preceded in death by a brother, R.L. Morris of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Carrie Raben of Ridgway and Opal Nicholson of Memphis, Tenn. Friends may call at Blanchard Funeral Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. William F. Koch and the Rev. Sandy Schaller will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be LeRoy Heaton, Percy Clippard, Donald Wall, Eugene Morris and Earl Hutchison. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church of Sikeston.

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(2aa) Charles and Ethel (Hughey) DeBoard's daughter Viva Marie DeBoard was born 14 Apr 1901 in White Co., IL. She died in Aug 1966 in Norris City, White Co., IL at age 65. She married 1st Lemuel Chapman 24 Oct 1920 in White Co IL, son of William Sherman Chapman and Mahala Jane Pearce. He was born Jan 1899 in White Co., IL, and died 12 Nov 1925 in White Co., IL. Viva married 2nd Gilbert L. Wade January 8, 1926 in White County, IL, son of James Henry Wade and Polly L Harrell. Gilbert was born Dec 5, 1899 in IL. He died Dec 23, 1999 in St Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan at age 100. Viva Marie DeBoard was married 1st to Lemuel Chapman 24 Oct 1920 in White Co IL and he had a daughter Betty Jo from a previous marriage. Lemuel Chapman died 12 Nov 1925 in White Co., IL. Viva married 2nd Gilbert L. Wade January 8, 1926 in White County, IL. In 1930 census Viva (age 28) was living with 2nd husband husband Gilbert L. Wade & stepdaughter Betty Jo on Fourth St. in Roxana, Madison Co., IL, and Gilbert was working as an oil refinery stillman helper.

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(3aa) Charles and Ethel (Hughey) DeBoard's daughter Hazel May DeBoard was born in 1903 in White Co., IL. She married Clarence Ray Harrell 18 Jul 1922 in White Co., IL. He was born in June 1896 in IL, and died Mar 3, 1938 at age 41. He was a son of Lafayette Pearce Harrell born Aug 21, 1861, and died May 2, 1927, and Orlena E. Smith born Nov 14, 1863, died Jan 6, 1927 (both parents born in IL). In 1910 census Clarance Ray Harrell (age 13) was living on a farm in Indian Creek, White Co., IL as a farm laborer with his parents & 3 siblings. At age 23 in 1920 census he was living on a farm in Indian Creek, White Co., IL as a coal miner with parents & 3 siblings. He served as TM/3c in Navy in WWI, USNRF. At age 33 in 1930 census Clarence was living at 635 East 71st Street, renting for $57 a month, in Chicago, IL as a gas station proprietor with his wife Hazel, and with his daughter Martha & his brother-in-law. He died Mar 3, 1938. His Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Norris City, White Co., IL. Child of Clarence Ray Harrell and Hazel May (DeBoard) Harrell was-Martha Harrell, married Michael Barna.

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(2a) Francis M. "Frank" DeBoard and Delilah E. (Shockley) DeBoard's daughter Gertrude M. "Gerty" DeBoard was born in Nov 1879 in White Co IL. She married 1st W. Harris Campbell 21 Mar 1900 in White Co IL. She married 2nd William A. Martin in 1914. Children of Gertrude M. "Gerty" DeBoard and her 1st husband W. Harris Campbell were-Raymond D. Campbell born in 1903; and Mary Edna Campbell born in 1905, married John R. Smith.

(2) John Caleb DeBoard and Elizabeth L. (Bolerjack) DeBoard's son Benjamin F. DeBoard was born Nov 1845 in IL, and died in 1930. He married Mary l. Delap 11 Nov 1869 in White Co., IL. She was born Apr 1845 in IL. Children of Benjamin F. Deboard and Mary l. (Delap) DeBoard were-Alta Maude DeBoard born Oct 1876 in White Co., IL, married Benjamin Davis; Bertha R. DeBoard born Apr 1879 in White Co., IL, married Author Hughey; Lura E. DeBoard born Jan 1881 in IL; Leland F. DeBoard born Mar 1891 in IL, married Agnes (maiden name unknown) born 1891 in Germany; and Elmer H. DeBoard born Nov 1892 in IL, married Mary Booth 26 Oct 1913 in Richland Co., IL, born 1896.

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(1a) Benjamin F. DeBoard and Mary L. (Delap) DeBoard's daughter Alta Maude DeBoard was born in Oct 1876 in White Co., IL. She married Benjamin Davis. Child of Benjamin and Alta Maude (DeBoard) Davis was-Robert E. Davis born 2 Jul 1904 in Norris City, White Co., IL.

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(2a) Benjamin F. DeBoard and Mary L. (Delap) DeBoard's daughter Bertha R. DeBoard was born 28 Apr 1879 in White Co., IL. She died in 1923. She married Authur Maxwell Hughey 17 MAR 1901 in White Co IL. He was born 1 Dec 1871 in Caldwell Co., KY. Children of Authur Maxwell Hughey and Bertha R. (DeBoard) Hyghey were-Karlene Hughey born 1903; and Wilma H. Hughey born 1905 in White Co., IL.

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(3a) Benjamin F. DeBoard and Mary L. (Delap) DeBoard's son Leland Frank DeBoard was born 11 Mar 1891 in Norris City, White Co., IL, and died in MAY 1969 in Southgate, Wayne Co., MI. He married Agnes F. (maiden name unknown), born in Germany abt. 1887. Children of Leland Frank DeBoard and his wife Agnes F. (maiden name unknown) were-Louise DeBoard born abt 1914 in IL; and Leland DeBoard Jr. born abt. 1918 in IL.

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(4a) Benjamin F. Deboard and Mary L. (Delap) DeBoard's son Elmer H. DeBoard was born 30 Nov 1892 in Norris City, White Co., IL, and died in 1953. He married May T. Booth 20 Oct 1913 in Richland Co., IL. She was born in 1895. In 1930 census they lived in Wayne Co., MI. DeBoard, Elmer H. (1892-1953) was listed in the book, "Who Was Who in America". A component of "Who's Who in American History." Volume 3, 1951-1960. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1966. Children of Elmer H. DeBoard and May T. (Booth) DeBoard were-Elmer B. Deboard born in 1922; Gordon A. Deboard born in 1924; and Jake M. Deboard born in 1927.

(3) John Caleb DeBoard and Elizabeth L. (Bolerjack) DeBoard's daughter Martha Parthena DeBoard was born in 1851 in White Co., IL, and died 28 Nov 1928 in Doniphan, Ripley Co., MO. She married Daniel Tucker Towell born Jul 1850 in Norris City, White Co., IL. Children of Daniel Tucker Towell and Martha Parthena (DeBoard) Towell were-William A. Towell born 1872; Teora Belle Towell born 18 Nov 1873 in Norris City, White Co., IL, died 31 Dec 1940 in Holcomb, Dunklin Co., MO. married George Elliot Ponder 4 Oct 1891 in Ripley Co., MO, born 26 Jan 1873 in Ripley Co., MO; and Frances Lenora Towell born 24 Feb 1875 in White Co., IL, died 6 Jan 1944, married James Perry Johnston 22 Sep 1894 in Ripley Co., MO, born Jun 1862 in AR; John Isaac Towell born 7 Jun 1877 in Carmi, White Co., IL; Robert A. Towell born 1880; Louisa V. Towell born 5 Mar 1882 in White Co., IL, died 5 Feb 1911 in Ripley Co., Mo; and a daughter (name unknown) born 19 Jul 1885 in Union Twp., Ripley Co., MO.

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(1a) Daniel Tucker Towell and Martha Parthena (DeBoard) Towell's daughter Teora Belle Towell was born 18 Nov 1873 in Norris City, White Co., IL, and died 31 Dec 1940 in Holcomb, Dunklin Co., MO. Her burial was at Center Hill Cem., Paragould, Greene Co., AR. She married George Elliott Ponder 4 Oct 1891 in Ripley Co., MO. He was born 26 Jan 1873 in Ripley Co., MO. Children of George Elliott Ponder and Teora Belle (Towell) Ponder were-Amos Ambrose Ponder born 26 Apr 1893; Herman Cook Ponder born 14 Sep 1895; Layman Isaac Ponder born 18 Mar 1899; and Ruth Virginia Ponder born 7 May 1906.

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(2a) Daniel Tucker Towell and Martha Parthena (DeBoard) Towell's daughter Frances Lenora Towell was born 24 Feb 1875 in White Co., IL, and died 6 Jan 1944 in Ripley Co., MO. Her burial was at Towles Cem., Ripley Co., MO. She married James Perry Johnston 22 Sep 1894 in Ripley Co MO. He was born 6 Jun 1862 in AR. Child of James Perry Johnston and Frances Lenora (Towell) Johnston was-Ralph Daniel Johnston born 21 Jan 1896 in Doniphan, Ripley Co., MO, died May 1978 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA., married Edith Duddley.

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(3a) Daniel Tucker Towell and Martha Parthena (DeBoard) Towell's son John Isaac Towell was born 7 Jun 1877 in Carmi, White Co., IL, and died 17 Apr 1953 in St Louis, St Louis Co., MO. His burial was at Poyner Cemetery, Ripley Co., MO. He married Sarah Emily "Emma" Hobbs 9 Feb 1898 in Ripley Co MO. She was born 20 Dec 1879 in Johnson Co., IL. Children of John Isaac Towell and Sarah Emily "Emma" (Hobbs) Towell were-Molly Angeline Towell born 1 Dec 1898 in Ripley Co., MO; and William E. Towell born 27 Aug 1904 in Ripley Co., MO.

(4) John Caleb DeBoard and Elizabeth L. (Bolerjack) DeBoard's daughter Nancy Rebecca DeBoard was born in 1856. She married Whitfield Hill 31 Jan 1870 in White Co., IL. He was born in 1848. Children of Whitfield Hill and Nancy Rebecca (DeBoard) Hill were-George Hill; Charles Elmo Hill; Nellie Hill; Nora Hill; Mae Hill; Luther Hill born 1882, died Santa Monica, CA, married Mattie Mae Bolerjack in 1904, born 1877; and Lewis Caleb Hill born 23 Dec 1885 in Norris City, White Co., IL, died 3 Apr 1947, married Minnie Mae Robb 9 Jul 1912.

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(1a) Whitfield and Nancy Rebecca (DeBoard) Hill's son Charles Elmo Hill married Mary Margaret Stokes. Children of Charles Elmo Hill and Mary Margaret (Stokes) Hill were-Nellie Lucille Hill, Charles Hill, Billy Hill, and Florence Hill.

(5) John Caleb DeBoard and Elizabeth L. (Bolerjack) DeBoard's son Henry Albert DeBoard was born Oct 1857 in IL, and died Bef. 1910. He married Nancy Catherine Jordan 5 Dec 1880 in White Co., IL. She was born Feb 1867 in IL. Children of Henry Albert DeBoard and Nancy Catherine (Jordan) DeBoard were-Hattie Mae DeBoard born Feb 1882 in IL, married Jesse Colman Henson born abt. 1882; Francis "Frank" M. DeBoard born Feb 1884 in IL, married Carrie B. Lasator in 1910, born 19 Oct 1889; William O. DeBoard born Sep 1886 in IL, died 16 Aug 1935 in Saline Co., IL, married Nettie Adams, born 28 Dec 1889 in IL; John O. DeBoard born 4 Sep 1886 in White Co., IL, died 25 Apr 1943 in Saline Co., IL, buried Union Cem., Norris City, White Co., IL, a WWI Veteran, married Zella Westfall, born 14 May 1892 in IL; Mattie O. DeBoard born 1893 in IL, married Robert Porter Hill, born in 1890; Jennie L. DeBoard born May 1896 in IL, married Ernest Welch; and Mary Alice DeBoard born May 1900, married Charles Hikk.

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(1a) Henry Albert DeBoard and Nancy Catherine (Jordan) DeBoard's daughter Hattie Mae DeBoard was born in Feb 1882 in IL. She married Jesse Colman Henson born abt. 1882. Children of Jesse Colman Henson and Hattie Mae (DeBoard) Henson were-Floy D. Henson, Jessie Henson, Mabel Henson, Hazel Catherine Henson, Marion A. "Butch" Henson, and Kenneth Henson.

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(1aa) Jesse C. and Hattie Mae (DeBoard) Henson's daughter Floy D. (Henson) Weise's obituary - Floy Weise, 92, Norris City, died at 9:25 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2007 at St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Mich. She was born Jan. 25, 1915 in Norris City, the daughter of Jesse C. and Hattie Mae (DeBoard) Henson, and was married April 29, 1939 to Wilbur John "Bill" Weise, who died Oct. 30, 2006. Mrs. Weise was a member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Carmi and had been attending Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Mich. She was a homemaker and had been a library assistant in the Highland Park, Mich. school system.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael J. Weise and life partner Peter Mitchell of Warren, Mich., Douglas and Nancy Weise of Las Vegas, Nev., and Patrick and Cindi Weise of Berkley, Mich.; three grandchildren, Wilhelm John, Tiffany Marie and Samantha Weise; a great-grandchild, Ava Weise; a sister, Jessie Kennedy of Norris City; a sister-in-law, Shirley Frank of Royal Oak, Mich. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Edmonds and Hazel Ninness; and two brothers, Marion A. "Butch" Henson and Kenneth Henson. Arrangements are pending at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.

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Floy (Henson) Weise's husband Wilbur J. 'Bill' Weise's obituary - Wilbur J. "Bill" Weise, 92, Norris City, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born Oct. 3, 1914 in Detroit, Mich., the son of William John and Helen Mary (Alleman) Weise. He married Floy DeBoard Henson on April 29, 1939. He was a process engineer for Devlieg Corp. Mr. Weise was a member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus since 1939.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Floy Weise of Norris City; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael J. Weise of Warren, Mich., Douglas and Nancy Weise of Las Vegas, Nev., and Patrick and Cynthia Weise of Berkley, Mich.; three grandchildren, William John "Billy," Tiffany and Samantha Weise; a great-granddaughter, Ava Weise; and a sister, Shirley Frank of Royal Oak, Mich. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Carmi, the Rev. Stephen Rudolphi officiating. Burial will be at St. Polycarp Cemetery in Carmi. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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(2aa) Jesse C. and Hattie Mae (DeBoard) Henson's daughter Mabel (Henson) Edmonds's obituary - Mabel Edmonds, 94, Norris City, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. Mrs. Edmonds was born Nov. 13, 1907 in Norris City, the daughter of Jesse Coleman and Hattie (DeBoard) Henson. She married William Clyde Edmonds in September 1925, and he preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1995. Mrs. Edmonds was a member of Union Presbyterian Church and attended Union School. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Carl Walden of Brooksville, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard L. and Naomi Edmonds of Nashville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Floy D. and Bill Weise and Jessie Kennedy, all of Norris City. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Catherine Ninness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, the Rev. Rusty Pedigo officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery near Norris City. Visitation will be from 4-7 tonight at the funeral home.

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(2a) Henry Albert DeBoard and Nancy Catherine (Jordan) DeBoard's son William O. DeBoard was born in Sep 1886 in IL, and died 16 Aug 1935 in Harrisburg, Saline Co., IL. He worked as a coal miner. He married Nettie Adams. She was born 28 Dec 1889 in IL. Children of William O. and Nettie (Adams) DeBoard were-Noel E. DeBoard born in 1909 in IL; Doris G. DeBoard born in 1915 in IL; Mary E. DeBoard born in 1918 in IL; and Palma Katherine DeBoard born in IL.

(6) John Caleb DeBoard and Elizabeth L. (Bolerjack) DeBoard's daughter Sarah Alice DeBoard was born in 1858. She married Morrison Alvin Jordan 28 Jan 1879 in White Co., IL. He was born in 1861. Children of Morrison Alvin Jordan and Sarah Alice (DeBoard) Jordan were-Dora A. Jordan born abt. 1882, died in 1957 in Carmi, White Co., IL, buried Union Cemetery, Indian Creek Twp., White Co., IL, married 1st Joseph O. McEwen, born 22 Nov 1879 in Brownsville, White Co., IL, and they had a son, Walter Ebert McEwen, born 14 Dec 1898 in Indian Creek Twp., White Co., IL, died 30 Nov 1982 in Carmi, White Co., IL, and Dora married 2nd Rufus Hill, born 1884; Charlie Jordan born abt. 1890, married Elsie Hill; Rola Jordan born abt. 1890, married 1st Lou McKensie, born abt. 1890, married 2nd Mary Silbsury in 1909; Robert Jordan born abt. 1890, married Allie Hill, born abt. 1890; Fred Jordan born abt. 1890, married Grace McQuay, born abt. 1890; Vernie Jordan born abt. 1890, married Mary Kittinger; and Gertrude Jordan born abt. 1890, married Clyde Harris.

Joseph Ferdinand Bullitschek

Joseph Ferdinand Bullitschek was born 11 Dec 1729 in Bohemia, and died 1801 in Germanton, Stokes Co., North Carolina. He was the son of Joseph Ferdinand Bullitschek and Unknown wife. He married Charlotte Haller. She was born 31 Aug 1741 in Muddy Creek, Lancasrter Co., PA, and died in NC. She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Haller and Anna Maria Hundsecker.

(Note: Joseph Ferdinand Bullitschek was the great grandfather of Adolph Maxwell DeBoard's great grandmother Elizabeth L. Bolerjack who married John Caleb DeBoard.)

Children of Joseph Ferdinand Bullitschek and Charlotte Haller were-Joseph Ferninand Bullitschek, Jr. born 12 Feb 1762 in Lititz, PA, and died 24 Sep 1846 in Germantown, NC; Johannes Bullitschek born 7 Nov 1764 in Stokes Co., NC, and died 17 Apr 1815 in Germanton, Stokes Co., NC, married Mary Forrest 11 Aug 1786 in Surry Co., North Carolina, born 14 Apr 1765 in Culpepper Co., VA, and died 9 Jan 1842 in White Co., IL; Anna Maria Bullitschek born 30 Jan 1767 in Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA, died aft. 1846; Maria Elizabeth Bullitschek born 5 May 1769 in Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA, died Aug 1856 in Wayne, KY, married William Francis 26 Dec 1798 in Germantown, NC, born 1772 in Stokes, Wilkes Co., NC, died abt. 1851 in Wayne Co., KY; Samuel Heinrich Bullitschek born 9 Nov 1771 in Bethania, Surrey Co., NC, died 9 Sep 1844 in Stokes Co., NC, married Martha Martin 10 Aug 1795, born 1774; Charlotta Catherina Bullitschek born 17 Jan 1775 in Germantown, Stokes Co., NC, died 5 Jun 1792 in NC; Matthaus Gottfried Bullitschek born 19 Mar 1778 in Germanton, NC. He married Martha Francis Merritt 1800 in NC, born 1779 in NC; and George Fredrich Bullitschek born 27 Aug 1781 in Germanton, NC, died 24 Nov 1781 in Germanton, Stokes Co., NC.

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(1a) John E. Bolerjack was born 24 Mar 1795 in Stokes Co., NC, and died 1857. He was the son of Johannes Bullitschek and Mary Forrest. He was the grandson of Joseph Ferdinand Bullitschek and Charlotte Haller. He married Lucy Forrester. She was born 19 May 1793 in Wilkes Co., NC, and died in 1872. She was the daughter of John Dogens Forrester and Mary Jollet.

(Note: John E. Bolerjack changed the spelling of his surname from Bullitschek to Bolerjack. John E. Bolerjack and Lucy Forrester were the great great grandparents of Ado[ph Maxwell DeBoard, and the parents of his great grandmother Elizabeth L. Bolerjack who married his great grandfather John Caleb Deboard.)

Children of John E. Bolerjack and Lucy Forrester were-James K. Bolerjack born 12 Jun 1822 in White Co., IL, and died 1893, married Mary R. McKenzie 4 Mar 1846 in White Co., IL, daughter of George McKenzie and Margaret Vickers, born 7 Sep 1826; Mary Matilda Bolerjack born 1823 in IL, married a Dempsey; James A. Bolerjack born 1825; Elvira Bolerjack born 1826 in IL; Elizabeth L. Bolerjack born 1827 in IL, died 1890, married John Caleb Deboard 8 Aug 1844 in White Co., IL, born 9 Feb 1826 in TN, died 30 Oct 1864 in Civil War; John R. Bolerjack born 1828, died 1917; John S. Bolerjack born 1830 in IL, married Lucy E. (maiden name unknown) abt.1850, born abt. 1835 in IL; and Lucy Emily Bolerjack born 7 Apr 1836 in IL, married 1st William Cassey Jarrell 3 Sep 1854 in White Co IL, son of Elijah Jarrell and Charlotte Bolerjack, born 15 Oct 1816 in SC, and died Bef. 5 Aug 1864 in White Co., IL, and Lucy married 2nd Hiram Dempsey 5 Aug 1864 in White Co., IL, born 1836 in TN.

William DeBoard

William DeBoard was born in 1769 in Stokes Co., NC, and died 01 Mar 1855 in Mantua, White Co., IL. He was the son of John DeBoard. He married Lydia Rachel Forrester in 1792 in Stokes Co., NC. Lydia Forrester was born 22 Aug 1775 in Culpepper, VA, and died 10 Apr 1847 in White Co., IL. She was the daughter of John Dodgens Forrester and Mary Jollett.

(Note: The following information is a narrative account of William and Lydia (Forrester) DeBoard and their family's journey from NC, to White Co., IL in about 1818, or a few years earlier: From - Burrell Shaw, a descendant of the Debords through William and Lydia's dau Hannah, has in his possession a letter from his grandmother, the dau of Hannah DeBord. It was written in 1909 by Mary Frances Ann Shaw, b 1867 in White Co IL. Here it is, verbatim: "A lock of my grandmother's hair. She was 83 years old Jan 9, 1909. This is the 26 of March. She was the daughter of Hannah (Deboard) Cook who was the daughter of Lydie (Forester) Deboard who was the sister of John Forester, were originally from Virginia to N.C, then to Illinois. The above "John Forester" was my great-grandfather on mother's side. Lydia Deboard walked from N.C. to Ill, toating a piggin of water and tolling a sow and five shoats. William Deboard, her husband, led the horse (had only one) Robin, Lucy, Bettie, Polly and Lydia jr the children, rode on the horse which carried their worldly effects in a poke somewhat like a bedtick. The above William & Lydia Deboard were my great-great grandparents on my father's mother's side - Frances (Shaw) Thomas")

Children of William DeBoard and Lydia Forrester were-Robert Robin Deboard, born 21 Aug 1800 in NC, died 07 Sep 1849 in Indian Creek Township, White Co., IL, married Elizabeth A. Bolerjack 04 Dec 1822 in White Church, Howell Co., MO; Hannah DeBoard, born 1802 in NC, died 1854, married John L Cook 10 Nov 1818 in White Co., IL, born 1794 in White Co., IL, died 1854 in Hamilton Co., IL; Elizabeth Bettie DeBoard, born 1809 in NC, married William H. Summers 03 Mar 1828 in White Co., IL, born 09 Dec 1807 in Wayne Co.,, KY, died 08 Nov 1886 in Washington Co., MO; Mary Selinda DeBoard, born 1810 in NC, married Jonathan Yates 17 Aug 1831 in White Co., Il, born 1810 in NC, died 1850; Lucinda Lucy DeBoard, born 1811 in SC, married John M Smith 22 Aug 1829 in White Co., IL, born 1805 in VA; Lydia DeBoard, born Abt. 1813 in Sumner CO., TN, married David Summers 17 Sep 1831 in White Co., IL, born 1813, died 1848.

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(1) William and Lydia (Forrester) Deboard's son Robert "Robin" DeBoard was born 21 Aug 1800 in NC, and died 7 Sep 1849 in White Co., IL. His burial was at Ebenezer Church Cem., White Co., IL. He married Elizabeth Bolerjack 5 Dec 1822 in White Co., IL. She was born in 1803 in Stokes Co., NC, a daughter of Johannes Bullitschek (Bolerjack) and Mary Forrest. Children of Robert "Robin" DeBoard and Elizabeth Bolerjack were-Mary Selinda DeBoard born abt. 1823, married John Stuhl; Levina Lydia DeBoard born abt. 1826 in White Co., IL, married Travis Owen Spencer; Lucinda Elvira Deboard born abt. 1829 in White Co., IL, died May 22, 1849 in White Co., IL, married William T. Forrester 4 May 1843, born 26 Sep 1823 in White Co., IL; Mary Jane DeBoard born 1829; John Wesley Deboard born 1832 in White Co., IL, died 22 Apr 1871 in White Co., IL, married Anna Abigail Garrett 27 ct 1853, born 1835; Lidda M. DeBoard born 17 Sep 1834; Rev. Joel Franklin DeBoard born 13 Jul 1836 in White Co., IL, died 15 Jun 1919 in Chapel Twp., Howell Co., MO, married Margaret Ann McKenzie 21 Aug 1858 in White Co., IL, born 21 Jan 1841 in Jefferson Co., IL; and Rebecca Jane Deboard born 24 Jul 1838 in Norris City, IL, married Hiram S. Floyd 29 Apr 1857 in White Co., IL, born 30 Nov 1830.

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(1a) Robert and Elizabeth (Bolerjack) DeBoard's son Rev. Joel Franklin DeBoard was born 13 Jul 1836 in White Co., IL, and died 15 Jun 1919 in Chapel Twp., Howell Co., MO. His burial was at Center Hill Cem., Mountain View, MO. He married Margaret Ann McKenzie 21 Aug 1858 in White Co., IL. She was born 24 Jan 1841 in Jefferson Co., IL. He was a Private in Co. G, 29th Regiment, IL, Union Army. He enlisted in White County, Illinois on 28 Aug 1861 and was discharged 27 Aug 1864. Following the birth of Retus, the family moved for a time to Coffeyville, Montgomery County, KS. In 1876 the family decided to move back to White county, IL. But on the way, they stopped to visit Ann's sister Priscilla, who had married a Hargroves and had moved to Howell county, MO. The DeBoard family camped at Hargroves Pond, near Priscilla's home. The oral history says that their horse died – and they stayed. Rev. Joel Franklin Deboard was licensed to preach in the M.E. Church in 1860. Children of Rev. Joel Franklin DeBoard and Margaret Ann McKenzie were-Wesley DeBoard born aft. 1858, died 1961; Francis DeBoard born abt. 1860, died young; Mamie DeBoard born abt. 1860, died bef. 1900; Minnie DeBoard born abt. 1860, died bef. 1900; Marcilla Vitura DeBoard born 1861 in White Co., IL, married Henry Meyers bet. 1881-1884, born 21 Jan 1841 White Co., IL; Adrian Lou DeBoard born 26 Oct 1863 in White Co., IL, died 1930, married Laura Jane Allen 3 Aug 1881 in Howell Co., MO, born 11 Dec 1865 in IL; Darius DeBoard born 14 Jul 1865 in IL, died 23 Jul 1867; Snoden Shelby DeBoard born 14 Jan 1866 in Jefferson Co., IL, died 14 Jan 1946 in Howell Co., MO, married Cora Emma Roush 24 Sep 1888 in Howell Co., MO, born 13 Jul 1836 in White Co., IL; Emma Elizabeth DeBoard born 19 Nov 1868 in White Co., IL, married John H. Goodman 16 Dec 1886 in Howell Co., MO, born Jul 1866 in MO; Alay Alice DeBoard born 23 Dec 1875 in IL, died in 1918, married 1st John Hope, married 2nd Charlie Reed, married 3rd Isaac Link Jenkins; Rev. Robert Retus DeBoard born 23 Dec 1875, died 27 Aug 1962 in Howell Co., MO, married 1st Ada M. (maiden name unknown), married 2nd Albany L. (maiden name unknown); Hettie DeBoard born 18 Jun 1878 in MO, died May 1956 in Howell Co., MO, married William I. Beard, born AR; Mary Frances DeBoard born Apr 1880 in MO; Andrew Esper DeBoard born 16 Sep 1881 in MO, died 17 Mar 1964 in Howell Co., MO, married Ruth Ann Ritchey, born 1892; and Louis Lyn DeBoard born 18 Sep 1883 in MO, died 1965, married Phronia Mae Thomas in 1909, born 1889 in MO.

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Rev. Joel Franklin Deboard's obituary - Uncle J. Franklin Deboard, Rev. J.F. Deboard was born in White county, Illinois, July 13, 1836, and died June 15, 1919. He toiled along in this old troublesome world for 83 years, 11 months, and 2 days. He was wonderfully saved at the age of 16, and united with the M.E. church. He united in marriage August 26, 1858, to Margaret A. McKinsey, who was a faithful wife and helpmate, being converted to Jesus Christ in her 15th year. She still waits and mourns his departure. To this union were born thirteen children, seven girls and six boys. Five boys and two girls still are waiting their departure when they shall join their father and loved ones who have crossed on over the tide. Two girls, Mrs. J.H. Goodman and Mrs. W.L. Beard, and S.S. Deboard, live north of Chandler, Okla., and two boys, A.L. and R.H. Deboard, and two other sons, A.E. and L.L. Deboard, still live near Mountain View.

Rev. Deboard was licensed to preach in the M.E. Church in 1860. He volunteered in the union army in August, 1861, and made a good soldier for three years, being honorably discharged in August, 1864. He left Illinois and came to Howell county in 1876, where he lived until his death. Shortly after arriving in Missouri he united with the Congregational church and was ordained to preach. "Uncle Franklin" as he was called, was not a great preacher as some call great, but was one in whom everyone had confidence. He was always on hand at preaching services, prayer meetings, and Sunday school to do what he could for the Lord and the church. He was not only a preacher, but was one of the best Sunday school class leaders in the church. He was present to marry young people and also to bury the dead. "Uncle Franklin" was well known and loved by both young and old. Especially was he loved by the host of grand-children, there being thirty-seven grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Truly it was a shock, and we are grieved to lose him as husband, father, grandfather, neighbor and church worker. But our loss is his gain, so we say "Amen" to the Father of Lights who doeth all things well. His grandson, Rev. Franklin N. Deboard.

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(1aa) Rev. Joel Franklin DeBoard and Margarett Ann (McKenzie) DeBoard's son Adrian Low DeBoard was born 26 Oct 1863 in IL, and died in 1930. His burial was at New Zion Cem., Chandler, Lincoln Co., OK. He married 1st Laura Jane Allen 3 Aug 1881 in Howell Co MO. She was born 11 Dec 1865 in IL. He married 2nd Lucinda C. Murray 18 May 1889 in Howell Co MO. She was born in Oct 1869 in MO. Children of Adrian Low DeBoard and his 1st wife Laura Jane Allen were-Lillie Ellen DeBoard born 20 Feb 1883 in MO, died 1920, burial New Zion Cem., Lincoln Co., OK, married Thomas Andrew Mendenhall born 1878 in MO; and Jess Cleveland DeBoard born 26 Mar 1885 in Mountain View, MO, died 15 Apr 1968 Blackwell, Kay Co., OK, married 1st Leota Martha Willbanks, married 2nd Dorothy Denton. Children of Adrian Low DeBoard and his 2nd wife Lucinda C. Murray were-Mae DeBoard; Rev. Franklin Newton DeBoard born 24 May 1890 in Howell Co., MO, died 19 Aug 1978 in St. Joseph, MO, buried Nowata Memorial Cem., OK, ordained Nazerene minister, married Annie Belle Murray born 1892 in TX; Martha "Mattie" DeBoard born Nov 1891 in MO; Artie Allen DeBoard born 21 Nov 1893 in Mt. View, MO, died Sep 1963 in Conway, Fulkner Co., AR, married Enola "Nola" Simpson born 1891 in AR; Marion Otis DeBoard born 14 Feb 1896 in Mountian View, MO, died 24 May 1960 in Stanislaus Co., CA, married Alta Mae Sweeten born 1900; Thomas Charles DeBoard born 13 Jul 1900 in Tunas, Dallas Co., MO, died 21 Feb. 1994 in Owass, Tulsa Co., OK, buried Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, OK, married Alta Inez Hardison born 1902 in MO; Lyndsey "Lynn" DeBoard born 23 Sep 1903, married Maggie Gray born 1904; and Ida Pearl DeBoard born 21 Dec 1905 in Sapulpa, OK, died 9 May 2008, married Noah Stogsdill born 1905.

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(1aaa) Adrian Low DeBoard and his 2nd wife Lucinda C. (Murray) DeBoard's daughter Ida Pearl (DeBoard) Stogsdill's obituary - Pearl Stogsdill, 102, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 9, 2008. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Pearl was born Dec. 21, 1905, in Sapulpa, Okla. She was a charter member of River Oaks Church of the Nazarene. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Noah; son, Lloyd; and daughter, Mildred Hayes. Survivors: Children, Loren Stogsdill and wife, Eunice, Wayne Stogsdill and wife, Joyce, Don Stogsdill and wife, Elaine and Peggy Ford; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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(2aa) Rev. Joel Franklin DeBoard and Margarett Ann (McKenzie) DeBoard's son Snoden Shelley DeBoard was born 30 Jan 1866 in Mt Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL, and died 14 Jan 1946 in Howell Co., MO. His burial was at Center Hill Cem., Mountain View. MO. He married Cora Emma Roush 2 Sep 1888 in Howell Co., MO. She was born 29 Dec 1870 in Webb City, Greene Co., MO. Children of Snoden Shelley DeBoard and Cora Emma (Roush) DeBoard were-Mamie Frances DeBoard born 12 Sep 1890 in Howell Co., MO, died 26 Nov 1899 in Howell Co., MO; Roley Robert "Rola" DeBoard born 24 Nov 1892 in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO, died 5 Dec 1977 in Los Angeles, CA, burial Rose Hill Memorial Park, Whittier, CA, married Lula Fay Key born 1900 in MO; Minnie Anna DeBoard born 20 Apr 1895 in Howell Co., MO, died 14 Feb 1983 in Shawnee, Pottawatomiw Co., OK, burial Kolb Cem., Spencer, OK, married James William Deaton; Floyd Wilson DeBoard born 9 May 1898 in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO, died 19 Apr 1957 in Hood River Co., OR, married 1st Annalee Patten, married 2nd Irene (maiden name unknown); and Carrie Ethel DeBoard born 3 Apr 1905 in Howell Co., MO, died 5 Feb 1984 in Clackamas Co., OR, married George William "Bill" Zumwalt born 1898 in MO.

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(1aaa) Snoden Shelley DeBoard and Cora Emma (Roush) DeBoard's son Floyd W. DeBoard's obituary - Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at the Anderson funeral home for Floyd Wilson DeBoard, 58, who died en route to the hospital on April 19. Dr. Arthur Collins officiated for the rites and burial followed at the Pine Grove cemetery. Surviving Mr. DeBoard are the widow, Irene, Hood River; three daughters, Mrs. William Walker, Rolla, Mo., Mrs. Robert Henshaw, Portland, and Miss Juanita DeBoard, Hood River; four sons, Edwin, Snoden and William, all Hood River, and Donald, Salem; two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Deaton, Norman, Okla., and Mrs. G.W. Zumwalt, Boring, Oregon, and two brothers, Roley and Louie DeBoard, both of Los Angeles, Calif. A resident of Hood River for the past six years, he was a school teacher by profession and a member of the Baptist church. He was born May 9, 1898, at Mountain View, Mo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Snoden DeBoard.

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(2aa) Rev. Joel Franklin DeBoard and Margarett Ann (McKenzie) DeBoard's son Rev. Robert Retus DeBoard was born 23 Dec 1875 in IL, and died 27 Aug 1962 in MO. He was a Methodist minister. His burial was at Amy Union Cemetery, Howell Co., MO. He married 1st Albany Louise Richardson born 7 Mar 1883 in AR. He married 2nd Ada Melissa Bivins in 1904. She was born 7 Mar 1883 in AR. Children of Rev. Robert Retus DeBoard and his 2nd wife Ada Melissa Bivins were-Thelma Ann DeBoard born 25 Jan 1905 in OK, died May 1990, married 1st a Smith, married 2nd Roy Harrison, married 3rd Joseph Martin "Joe" Rouintree; Opal Ruth DeBoard born 9 Mar 1906 in AR, married Howard Earvin Henry born 1900 in TX; Ernest L. DeBoard born in 1908 in OK; Herald DeBoard born 1911 in OK; Ora DeBoard born 1914 in MO; and Lora DeBoard born 1914 in MO.

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