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WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 1 (Kirchner)

On this page I have provided genealogy information about unrelated families that my parents and I knew in and around the Jersey County, IL area, but are not directly related to our family.

Benjamin Kirchner

Benjamin Kirchner was born in 1853 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 1-21-1916 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in the Noble Cemetery, in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Susan Davenport, the daughter of Absalom and Mary (Dabbs) Davenport. She was born 3-18-1860, and died 5-23-1940. She is also buried in the Noble Cemetery. They had 9 children-Elmer Benjamin Kirchner, Edward Kirchner, George Kirchner, Emma Kirchner, Nellie Kirchner, Rosetta Kirchner, Louise Kirchner, Margaret Kirchner, and Alice Kirchner.

(1) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's son Elmer Benjamin Kirchner was born in June 1885 in Jersey County, IL, and died in Feb. 1965 in Jersey County, IL. He married Rosa L. Springman, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Seago) Springman. She was born 10-14-1890 in Jersey County, IL, and died 6-19-1931 in Jersey County, IL. They Lived in the rural Grafton, IL area. Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner had 7 children-Thelma Marie Kirchner, William Kirchner, Lester Kirchner, Earl Kirchner, Paul Kirchner, Henry Kirchner, and Rosemary Kirchner, and a stepdaughter-Mrs. Ella Hardy.

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(1a) Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner's daughter Thelma Marie Kirchner married Jesse Lee Weller. She and her husband are deceased. They lived in Jerseyville, IL. Jesse Lee and Thelma Marie (Kirchner) Weller had these children-Harvey J. Weller, William Warren Weller, Clete Weller, Rick Weller, Jeanette Weller, JoAnn Weller, Maize Weller, Jess Weller, Benjamin Weller, Julius Weller, and Jim Weller.

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(1aa) Jesse Lee and Thelma Marie (Kirchner) Weller's son Harvey J. Weller's obituary - Harvey J. Weller, 67, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at his residence. Born Oct. 30, 1942, in Kane, he was the son of Jess and Thelma (Kirchner) Weller. He married Sharon Herring and she survives. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Laclede Steel in the warehouse, and retired in 2001. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Sharon, include two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Bob Burnham of Bethalto, Melissa and Tim Phillips of East Alton; four grandchildren, Bradley and Austin Hartmann, Tim Jr. and Taylor Nicole Phillips; a great-grandchild, Gracelyn Phillips; three brothers, Bill Weller of Jerseyville, Clete Weller of Peoria and Rick Weller of Ohio; three sisters and a brother- in-law, Jeanette and David Strack of Wood River, JoAnn Shain of Jerseyville and Maize Bridgeman of Jerseyville. He was preceded by his parents and four brothers, Jess, Benjamin, Julius and Jim Weller. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Paynic Home for Funerals, where memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dan Smith will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to 5A's.

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(2aa) Jesse Lee and Thelma Marie (Kirchner) Weller's son William Warren Weller's obituary - William Warren Weller, 65, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Kane on Jan. 9, 1945, and was the son of Jesse Lee and Thelma Marie (Kirchner) Weller, now deceased. Surviving are two brothers, Cletus Weller of Peoria and Rick Weller of Indiana; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mazie Bridgeman and Joann Shain, both of Jerseyville, and Jeanette and David Strack of Wood River. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Julius, Benjamin "Lin," James, Jesse Jr. and Harvey Weller. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will take place in the Jalappa Cemetery in rural Kane. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.

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(2a) Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner's son William Kirchner is deceased. He lived in Kane IL.

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(3a) Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner's son Lester E. Kirchner was born 11-27-1921 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 5-16-1984 in Jesey County, IL. He is buried in the Otterville Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Eleanor Meier 10-13-1944 in Overland, MO. They had 6 children-David Kirchner of Jacksonville, IL, Dennis Kirchner of Jerseyville, IL, Donald Kirchner of Otterville, IL, Elaine Louise (Kirchner) Medley of Albuquerque, NM, Irene Delores (Kirchner) Barnett of Jerseyville, IL, and Rosalee E. (Kirchner) Williams of Moore, Okla.

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(4a) Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner's son Earl J. Kirchner's obituary - Earl J. Kirchner, 87, died at 4:25 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born in Jersey County on May 6, 1925 the son of the late Elmer Benjamin & Rosa (Springman) Kirchner. Earl grew up and was raised in rural Kane, and attended the Kane Baptist Church, and enjoyed riding his bicycle around town. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Lester, Henry, Paul & William Kirchner; and three sisters, Rosemary Taylor, Thelma Weller, and Ella Hardy. Visitation will be conducted from 1 p.m., Tuesday until time of funeral services at 2 p.m., at the Kane Baptist Church, with the Rev. Chuck Keene officiating. He will be laid to rest alongside his brother, William, at the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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(5a) Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner's son Paul Edward Kirchner was born in Jerseyville, IL, and died 7-11-1988 age 72 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He is buried in Hardin Cemetery, Calhoun County, IL. He married Lorraine Poore 11-3-1942 in St. Charles, MO. They had 4 children-Thomas Kirchner of Jerseyville, IL, Betty Kirchner of Blytheville, Arkansas, Rhonda (Kirchner) Manski of Murrayvile, PA, and Deanne (Kirchner) Wood of Marion, Indiana.

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Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner's son Paul Edward Kirchner's obituary - Paul Edward Kirchner, 72, died at 9 am Monday, 11 July 1988 at St. Louis University hospital. Kirchner had been a custodian for Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton. Born in Jerseyville, he was the son of the late Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner. He married the Former Lorraine Poore in St. Charles, Missouri, on 3 November 1942. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Betty Kirchner of Blytheville, Arkansas., Rhonda Manski of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, and Deanne Wood of Marion, Indiana; a son, Thomas Kirchner of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Weller of Jerseyville and Rosemary Taylor of Wood River; and a brother, Earl Kirchner of Kane. Visitation will be 4-9 pm Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. At Healing Waters temple in Jerseyville, visitation will continue 11 am Thursday until time of services at 1 pm. The Rev. Olan Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Hardin cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church, where Kirchner had been a member. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Cheryl Kirchner, three Brothers, Lester, Henry and Bill, one sister, Ella Hardy and one grandson.

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Paul Edward Kirchner's wife Lorraine (Poore) Kirchner's brother William "Bill" Poore's obituary - William "Bill" Poore, 86, died at 3:55 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at his residence in Hardin. Born on April 23, 1928, in Brussels, the son of the late Thomas Jefferson "Pat" and Laura (DeLaney) Poore. He married Rheta A. (Warren) Poore on April 15,1950, in Hardin and she survives. He was a L.P truck driver of many years. He drove for Gilberts Carrage House before retiring. He was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Survivors include his wife, and five daughters, Debbie (Chuck) Squier and Susan (Paul) Sibley all of Hamburg, Dianne (Mark) Rose of Godfrey, Sandy (Kenny) Rose of Alton and Trisha Schaaf of Hardin; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a sister, Eleanor Poore of O'Fallon, Ill. Preceded in death by parents; six brothers, Abner, Jack, Tom, Barney, Fred and Jim Poore; two sisters, Marie Matthews and Lorraine Kirchner. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Norbert's Catholic Church, with Fr. Don Roberts officiating. Burial: St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials: St. Norbert's Catholic School or Blessing Hospice.

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(6a) Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner's son Henry C. Kirchner was born 3-14-1918 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL, and he died 8-30-1977 at John Cochran Veteran's Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He is buried in Scenic Hill Cemetery in Quarry Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Wynona Smith and they lived in Grafton, IL. He had a stepson, Raymond C. Greenberg of Alton, IL, and a stepdaughter Marlene Greenberg of Kewanee, IL.

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Henry C. Kirchner's obituary - 08-30-1977. Unknown newspaper, 1 September 1977: The funeral of Henry C. Kirchner, 59, of Grafton will be conducted at 2 pm on 2 September at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton. Burial will be in the Scenic Hill cemetery. He died at 6:04 am on 30 August at John Cochran Veterans hospital in St. Louis. He was born 14 March 1918 in Fieldon. Kirchner was a group leader in the shipping department at Olin. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. His survivors are his widow, Wynona Smith Kirchner; four brothers, William and Earl of Kane, Paul E. of Jerseyville and Lester E. of Grafton; three sisters, Mrs. Della Hardy and Mrs. Thelma Weller of Jerseyville and Mrs. Rosemary Taylor of Alton; a stepson and stepdaughter, Raymond C. Greenberg of Alton and Marlene Greenberg of Kewanee. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home, Grafton after 5 pm Thursday. Whalen Hill Post 648 will conduct services. The family has designated the Baptist church in Grafton as a memorial.

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(6a) Elmer and Rosa (Springman) Kirchner's daughter Rosemary Kirchner married a man who's last name was Taylor, and they lived in Alton, IL.

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(1a) Elmer Kirchner's stepdaughter Mrs. Ella Hardy is deceased. She lived in Jerseyville, IL.

(2) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's son Edward Kirchner was born 7-28-1877 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 9-12-1963 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. His wife's name was Louise. They lived in Hardin, IL. He had a stepdaughter, Mrs. Maxine Thompson.

(3) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's son George Warren Kirchner was born 1-26-1887 in Otterville, Jersey County, IL, and died at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried in Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Stella R. Gowin. They lived on a farm in the rural Fieldon, IL area. They had 4 children-Marie (Kirchner) Stallings of New Haven, IL, Opal (Kirchner) Phillips of Galva, IL, Miss Emma Kirchner (deceased) born 2-9-1929, died 1-13-2003, buried in Noble Cemetery, and Betty (Kirchner) Grant of Bethalto, IL.

(4) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's daughter Emma Kirchner was born in April 1897 in Jersey County, IL. She died abt. 1946 in Calhoun County, IL. She married Clifford Karl Skinner 9-17-1915 in Jersey County, IL. Emma's husband Clifford Karl Skinner was born 11-13-1895 and died 7-31-1925. He was buried in Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He was the son of Edward Lee Skinner and Elizabeth "Lizzie" A. (Hoots) Skinner. Clifford Karl Skinner's father Edward Lee Skinner was the son of John and Julia (Blackmore) Skinner. Clifford Karl Skinner's father Edward Lee Skinner was born 2-17-1865, and died 9-9-1932. Clifford Karl Skinner's mother Kassandra Elizabeth "Lizzie" A. (Hoots) Skinner was born in 1869, and died in 1952. They are both buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Clifford and Emma (Kirchner) Skinner had 2 children-Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner and Lavern "Bud" Skinner.

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Clifford Karl Skinner's father Edward Lee Skinner was born 17 Feb 1865 in MO, and died 09 Sep 1932 in Fieldon, IL. He was the son of John B. Skinner and Julia Blackmore. He married Kassandra Elizabeth Ann Hoots. She was born 14 Aug 1869 in IL, and died 29 Aug 1952 in East Alton, Ill. She was the daughter of Peter Hoots and Mary Jane Nicholas. Children of Edward Lee Skinner and Kassandra Elizabeth Ann Hoots were-Lester Sleet Skinner, born 07 Oct 1887, died of drowning 28 Aug 1900 in Troy, Mo; Charles Edward Skinner, born 28 Nov 1889, died 02 Jan 1968, married Ella Thompson, born 1897; William Pearley Skinner, born 21 Aug 1891 in Troy, Mo, died 24 Dec 1957 in Wood River, IL, married Buelah Mae Miller 05 Mar 1913 in Jerseyville, IL; Clifford Karl Skinner, born 13 Nov 1895, died 31 Jul 1925 of diabetes, married Emma Kirchner; John Peter Skinner, born 12 Feb 1899 in Mo, died 26 Mar 1974 in Jerseyville, IL, married Sophia Mildred Ontis, born 01 Jun 1903 in Jerseyville, IL, died 20 Mar 1965 in Jerseyville, IL; Benjamin Franklin Skinner, born 15 Apr 1901, died 26 Dec 1964, married Opal; Morrison Marue Skinner, born 11 Jun 1903 in Troy, Mo, died 20 Dec 1981 in Jerseyville,IL, married Bessie E. Williams, born 24 Mar 1908 in IL, died 1981 in IL; Mary Julia Ellen Skinner, born 10 Sep 1905, died 15 Feb 1994, married Clayton Eugene Ridenour, born 31 May 1905, died Jan 1969; Alice Elizabeth Skinner, born 18 May 1907, died 08 Sep 1985, married 1st Elzy W. Pickerel, married 2nd Ader.

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Clifford Karl Skinner's brother William Pearley Skinner was born 21 Aug 1891 in Troy, Mo., and died 24 Dec 1957 in Wood River, IL. He was a son of Edward Lee Skinner and Kassandra Elizabeth Ann Hoots. He married Buelah Mae Miller 05 Mar 1913 in Jerseyville, IL. Buelah Mae Miller, born 10 Jan 1895 in Jersey Co., IL., died 23 Mar 1927 in Fieldon, IL. She was the daughter of Edward Z. Miller and Nora Reddish. Both William Pearley Skinner and Buelah Mae Miller were buried in Gunterman Cemetery, Fieldon, IL. Children of William Pearley "Pearl" Skinner and Buelah Mae Miller were-Floyd Edward Skinner, born 10 Feb 1914 in Jersey CO., IL, died 13 Jun 1989 in Allenton, Washington, married 1st Hazil Phelps 1940 in IL, married 2nd Mary Briggeman 1943 in IL, married 3rd Florance in 1960; Troy Pearl Skinner, born 10 Apr 1915 in Jersey CO., IL, married Neva Josephine Brannan 22 Dec 1934 in Jerseyville, IL, born 26 Jan 1918 in Jersyville, IL; William Leonard Skinner, born 26 May 1916 in Jersey CO., IL, died 09 Mar 1992 in Jersey CO., IL, married Ruby Isringhausen 14 Mar 1936 in Jerseyville, IL, born 13 Nov 1918 in Jersey CO., IL; Gerald Skinner, born 25 Aug 1917 in Jersey Co., IL, died 20 Sep 1917 in Jersey Co., IL; Nora Marie Skinner, born 18 Nov 1918 in Jersey CO., IL, died 26 Feb 2007 in Pittsfield, IL, married 1st William Martin 1940, married 2nd Norvin O. (Pappy) Lumley 27 Apr 1945 in Alton, IL, born 21 Apr 1918 in Pearl, IL, died 10 Jul 2002 in Barry, IL; Emma Kathleen Skinner, born 28 Jul 1921 in Fieldon, IL, died 04 Apr 2011 in Jersey Co., IL, married Maurice Wilson Roberts 21 Sep 1937 in Judge Boyton's House Alton, IL; Clinton Stewart Skinner, born 21 Aug 1923 in Jersey CO., IL, died 23 Oct 1996 in Du Quoin, IL, married Ethel Reynolds 08 Mar 1946 in Alton, IL, born 10 Aug 1928 in Il, died 21 Aug 2009 in Wood River, IL: Kennth Lemar Skinner, born 06 Jul 1925 in Jersey CO., IL, died 30 Mar 1941 in Jersey CO., IL.---(1x)---William Pearley "Pearl" Skinner and Buelah Mae (Miller) Skinner's son Troy P. Skinner's obituary - Troy P. Skinner, 97, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Friendship Home in Carlinville. Troy was born April 4, 1915, in Fieldon, Ill., to Pearl and Beulah (Miller) Skinner. He married his wife Neva Brannan on Dec. 22, 1934, in Carrollton, Ill. Mr. Skinner was a journeyman machinist working for Owens Illinois Glass Co. for 35 years. He also farmed for many years. Troy enjoyed gardening, fishing and antiquing. He was the epitome of a hard-working man. Troy was active in The Masons Lodge, The Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow Award), an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville and a Trustee of the Federated Church in Carlinville. Surviving are his wife, Neva; son, Jerry Skinner of Aurora, Ill.; daughters, Beulah Mertens of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Joyce Winger of Kansas City, Mo., and Helen (Tom) Ochs of Bloomington, Ill.; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Troy is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, three sisters and a grandson. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Federated Church in Carlinville. Burial will take place at Mount Gilead Cemetery outside of Carrollton. Memorials may be made to the Federated Church. Condolences may be left for the family at www.heinzfuneralhome.com.-------Troy Skinner's wife Neva J. (Brannan) Skinner's obituary - Neva J. Skinner, 95, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Friendship Home in Carlinville. She was born Jan. 26, 1918, to Luther and Bernice (Staats) Brannan. Neva married Troy Skinner Dec. 22, 1934, in Carrollton, Ill. Neva is preceded in death by her parents, husband and her sister, Lily Barbour. Mrs. Skinner was a member and an elder at the Federated Church of Carlinville, a past president of the Carlinville Women's Club, and a dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and loved gardening. Surviving are her son, Jerry Skinner of Aurora, Ill.; daughters, Beulah Mertens of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Joyce Winger of Kansas City, Mo., and Helen (Tom) Ochs of Bloomington, Ill.; two sisters, Jean Ansell and Eveline Schmieder of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Federated Church in Carlinville. There will be a visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Committal will take place at Mount Gilead Cemetery outside of Carrollton, Ill. Memorials may go to the Federated Church or to the Carlinville Public Library. Condolences may be left for the family at www.heinzfuneralhome.com--------(1x) Clifford Karl Skinner's brother John Peter Skinner's daughter Mary L. (Skinner) Schloeman's obituary - Mary L. (Skinner) Schloeman, 87, died at midnight on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Jersey County on Feb. 16, 1926, one of five daughters born to the late John and Sophia (Ontis) Skinner. She was married to Robert Schloeman for many years before his death in 1980. Surviving are a daughter and a son in law, Linda and Gary Lane of Arnold, Mo.; a granddaughter, Christy Lane of Fenton, Mo.; a sister, Betty Ritter of Jerseyville; along with numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece Sharon (Watts) Drainer of Godfrey, who lovingly cared for her through the years. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Harvey, Thelma Watts and Berniece Tonsor. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. Rev. Donald Stribling will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville where she was a longtime member. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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(1x) Clifford Karl Skinner's brother Morrison Marue Skinner's daughter N. Elizabeth (Skinner) Prough's obituary - N. Elizabeth Prough, 87, died at 6:05 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 21, 1926, in Old Monroe, Mo. to Morrison and Bess Williams Skinner, Sr. She married Howard Spencer Prough on Oct. 18, 1945. Her husband, Spence and her parents preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Beth (Less) Boucher of Springfield and Amy (Dan) Stumpfl of Franklin, Tenn.; two grandchildren, David and Sean Stumpfl; one brother, Morrison "Pete" (Bernice) Skinner, Jr. of Jerseyville, Ill. She was a resident of Springfield since 2005 and previously lived in Venice, Fla. for 22 years. Elizabeth was a homemaker and assisted in her husband's business. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Elizabeth was devoted to her family, and enjoyed spending time with her friends and neighbors. Visitation: 10-11 a.m., Monday, March 10, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Monday, March 10, at Staab Funeral Home with the Reverend Deacon Martha Bradley officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at Kane Cemetery, Kane, Ill. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Food Bank. Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at StaabObituary.com

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(1xx) Clifford Karl Skinner's brother Morrison Marue Skinner's grandson and his son Morrison "Pete" Skinner Jr.'s son Bruce Edward Skinner's obituary - Bruce Edward Skinner, 60, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home. Born Sept. 9, 1953, in Alton, Ill. He was self employed most of his life owning his own custom application business and also an owner operator as a over the road Truck Driver. He had a Love of Tractor pulling and owning two different pulling tractors and the highlight of this was winning the ITPA 10,000 Lb. Pro Stock points Championship in 2003. Survivors, include a daughter, Krystal Eilene Skinner of Jerseyville; father, Morrison "Pete" Skinner and his wife Bernice of Jerseyville; mother, Doris (Rosenthal) Sibley and her husband Vince of Jerseyville; sisters, Renee and Roger Scheffel of Jerseyville, Mary Kay and John Engelhardt of Texas; brother, Joe and Bobbi Sibley of Bloomington, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Megan Sue Skinner; sister, Janine Skinner Wilson; brothers, Jimmy and Johnny Skinner. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, with Rev. Ed Haun to officiate. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Family.

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(1a) Clifford and Emma (Kirchner) Skinner's son Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner was born 6-22-1916 in Jersey County, IL, and died 4-8-2002 in Carrollton Reisch Memorial Nursing Home. Whitey Skinner is buried in the Fieldon Cemetery. He married Clara Louise (Dean) Lorsbach 11-23-1935 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of James and Octavia (Haley) Dean. She was born 8-16-1904 in Pocahantas, Arkansas, and died 10-13-2000 in Winchester, IL. She was cremated. Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner's first wife Clara Louise (Dean) Lorsbach Skinner had been married before to Charles Franklin Lorsbach born 10-25-1899 in Hardin, IL, the son of William Frederick (John) Lorsbach and Barbara (Woelfel) Lorsbach. She married Charles Franklin Lorsbach 10-25-1921, and he died 6-5-1932, and is buried in St. Norbert's Cemetery In Hardin, IL. They had 6 children-Neal William Lorsbach born 10-25-1923 who lives in Winchester, IL, Charles Paul Lorsbach born 9-9-1925, Dorothy Louise (Lorsbach) Schumann born 2-12-1928 who is in a nursing home in Jacksonville, IL, Joseph Leo Lorsbach born 3-19-1931, and 2 other children stillborn. Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner and his first wife Clara Louise (Dean) Lorsbach Skinner had 2 daughters-Pauline Josephine Skinner and Edna Ruth Skinner. Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner and his first wife Clara Louise (Dean) Lorsbach Skinner later divorced and he married a woman who's first name was Jean (I don't know her last name). He later married Marilyn Campbell in 1972 in Pearl, IL. They had no children together.

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(1aa) Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner and his first wife Clara Louise (Dean) Lorsbach Skinner's daughter Pauline Josephine Skinner was born 1-27-1938 near Hardin in Calhoun County, IL. She married Berl Hartman 2-13-1965 in Kansas City, Kansas. Her husband Berl Hartman was the son of George Washington Hartman and Madelyn (Johnston) Hartman. He was born 9-1-1925 in Kansas City, MO, and died 9-12-1990. Berl and Pauline (Skinner) Hartman had 3 children-Sylvia Jean Hartman, George William Hartman, and Joy D'Ann Hartman. Pauline (Skinner) Hartman now lives in Unionville, MO.

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(1aaa) Berl and Pauline (Skinner) Hartman's daughter Sylvia Jean Hartman was born 3-9-1966 in Kansas City, Kansas. She married Steven Waid (son of Raymond and Jewel Waid, of Arkansas) in Kansas City, Mo. 5-9-1988. Steven and Sylvia Jean (Hartman) Waid have 2 children-Elizabeth Marie Waid born 11-26-1988 and Joseph Nathanial Waid born 3-9-1988. Both born in Kansas City, Mo.

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(2aaa) Berl and Pauline (Skinner) Hartman's son George William Hartman was born in 12-23-1968 in Kansas City, Kansas. He married Lesley Spense 12-18-1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada. George William and Lesley (Spence) Hartman have 2 children-Gunther Lee Hartman born 4-4-1997 and Nina LeeAnn Hartman born 11-24-1998. Both born in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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(3aaa) Berl and Pauline (Skinner) Hartman's daughter Joy D'Ann Hartman was born 8-14-1970 in Kansas City, Kansas. She married James Edward Eary 8-4-1990 (son of Vearla Orestus, of W.Virginia and Ruby, of Kentucky) in Las Vegas, Nevada. James Edward Eary and D'Ann (Hartman) Eary have 4 children-Samantha LeeAnn Eary born 6-5-1993, Alexander James Eary born 11-26-1996, and twins Garrett Andrew Eary and Joshua Carson Eary born 3-19-2003. All born in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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(2aa) Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner and his first wife Clara Louise (Dean) Lorsbach Skinner's daughter Edna Ruth Skinner was born 6-1-1941 near Hardin in Calhoun County, IL. She married Charles Spears and they had 3 children-Charles Spears Jr, Mark Spears, and a son who died in infancy. She lives in Harrisburg, IL.

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Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner's obituary - Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner, 85, died at 9:48 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2002 in Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton. Born June 22, 1916, in Jersey County, he was a son of the late Clifford and Emma (Kirchner) Skinner. He married the former Marilyn Campbell in 1972 in Pearl, Ill. She survives. A nationally known blacksmith and horseshoer, he retired in 1992 from the Illinois Department of Transportation as a bridge tender at the Joe Page Bridge in Hardin. He was a member of the Fieldon Masonic Lodge 592.

Also surviving are a daughter, Edna Skinner of Harrisburg, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a grandson and a brother, Lavern "Bud" Skinner. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jon Lorch will officiate. Burial will follow at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton.

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Orville E. "Whitey" Skinner's 3rd wife Marilyn Lea (Campbell) Skinner's obituary - Marilyn Lea Campbell Skinner, 68 of Eldred, IL passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Marilyn was born in Pittsfield on October 7, 1947, a daughter of George and Etta Hance Campbell. She married Orville "Whitey" Skinner in 1970; he preceded her in death in 2002. Marilyn graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville to pursue a teaching career. She had taught school her first years at Barry High School. She later worked for several years in the law office of Bill Vogt. Marilyn later worked for Farmers State Bank in Medora, IL as a loan officer for several years and later became Chief Executive Officer of the bank. Marilyn attended the Rural Methodist Church in Carlinville. She enjoyed staying busy and enjoyed sewing, making baskets, reading and knitting. She especially enjoyed horses in her earlier years. She is survived by several cousins, nephews and close friends. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters, Jeanette Hack and Joy Campbell. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Greenpond Christian Church near Pearl with David Hewkin officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Greenpond Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to be made to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

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(2a) Clifford and Emma (Kirchner) Skinner's son Lavern "Bud" Skinner was born in Jersey County, IL. He is deceased. He died before his brother Whitey, but I don't know the date of his death. He was married, but I don't know the name of his wife. He had no children. He was in the service and was a veteran. He and his wife lived in the Alton, IL area, and he worked at the Olin factory in Alton, IL.

(5) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's daughter Nellie Florence Kirchner was born in Sept. 1893 in Jersey County, IL. She married a man who's last name was Ayers and they lived in Hamburg, Calhoun County, IL.

(6) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's daughter Rosetta "Rosie" Kirchner was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Parker Collins 1-12-1910.

(7) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's daughter Louise (LuLu) Kirchner was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Adolph Wahle 2-9-1899. He was born 5-23-1875 in Jersey County, IL, and died 6-18-1961 in Otterville, Jersey County, IL. He was the son of Joseph and Lena (Hooper) Wahle. He is buried at Otterville Cemetery. They had 5 children-Clarence Adolph Wahle, James Robert Wahle, Henry Harold Wahle, George J. Wahle, and Fred Wahle.

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Louise "Lulu" (Kirchner) Wahle's husband Adolph Wahle's obituary - WAHLE. Died 06-18-1961. Adolph Wahle, 86 years, 12 days, died June 18, at the home of his son and dau-in-law, Mr & Mrs Clarence Wahle of Otterville, following an extended illness. He was a native of Jersey County, and was born May 23, 1875, a son of the late Joseph & Lena (Hooper) Wahle. Surviving are 3 sons, Clarence with whom he resided, George, Brighton and Fred Wahle of Fieldon; 1 daughter, Mrs Grace German, RR Jerseyville; 12 grandchildren; 16 g-grandchildren; 1 brother Henry Wahle, Jerseyville; and 2 sisters, Mrs Mark Bethel of Brighton, and Mrs George Price, Otterville. His wife Louise, and 2 sons preceded him in death. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there on June 21, with Rev Alton Loar officiating. Interment was in Otterville Cemetery.

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(1a) Adolph and Lulu (Kirchner) Wahle's son Clarence Adolph Wahle died 12-12-1967 age 68 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyvile, IL. He married first Lela Gowin in 1918. They had 3 children, Clarence A. Wahle Jr., Mrs. James (Helen) Burrell of Seattle, Wash, and Mrs. Edward (Mary) Cannon of Otterville, IL. He later married Alice Fern Gorman in 1925. She was born 3-21-1907, and died in Nov. 1969 in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Charles and Anna (Roberts) Gorman.

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Clarence Adolph Wahle's obituary - WAHLE. Died 12-12-1967. Clarence Adolph Wahle, 68 years, 3 months, 17 days, died Tuesday pm at Jersey Community hospital. He was a son of the late Adolph & Lula (Kirchner) Wahle, and was born in Otterville. Surviving are his wife, Alice (Gorman) Wahle; 2 daughters, Mrs James Burrell, Seattle, WA and Mrs Edward Cannon, Otterville; 9 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Fred Wahle, Fieldon and George Wahle, White Hall; and 1 sister, Mrs Grace German, Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Noble Cemetery.

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Clarence Adolph Wahle's wife Alice Fern (Gorman) Wahle's obituary - WAHLE. Died 11-1969. Alice Fern Wahle, 62, died unexpectedly at her residence on RT 3 Jerseyville. She was born March 21, 1907 in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Charles & Anna (Roberts) Gorman and had resided at Otterville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Carl Skilbeck of Otterville, officiated at the rites. Interment was in Noble Cemetery. Her husband, Clarence A Wahle, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs Roy Tilley, Godfrey and Mrs Janet Kappler of Jerseyville; 1 brother, Charles Gormfan of Alton; 2 step-daughters, Mrs Edward Cannon, Jerseyville and Mrs James Burrell, Seattle, Wa; 1 step-brother, Leo Foster, Alton; 9 step-grandchildren and 2 step-g-grandchildren.

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(1aa) Clarence A. and Lela (Gowin) Wahle's daughter Mary Louis (Wahle) Cannon's obituary - Mary Louis Cannon, 85, left her earthly body and entered into her heavenly reward at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from complications of a stroke she suffered several months ago. She was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Otter Creek Township to Clarence A. and Lela (Gowins) Wahle. She married Edward Leland Cannon on Sept. 24, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo., and they had celebrated 51 years of marriage before his death on Dec. 21, 1990. She attended the historic Hamilton Primary School in Otterville and was the oldest lifelong resident of Otterville. She was a homemaker and loved to quilt, crochet, watch birds at the feeder, work jigsaw puzzles and spend time with her family.

Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Judith Ann and Phil Wright of Jerseyville and Peggy Jo Hotz and Mary Jean Cannon, both of Otterville; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Raymond Edward Cannon and Richard Leland and Diane Cannon, all of Jerseyville, Roger Dale and Robin Cannon of Fieldon and John William and Cindy Cannon of Otterville; six grandchildren and their spouses, Jonna and Phil Pine and Steven and Melissa Cannon, all of Jerseyville, Molly and Dylan Cannon of Fieldon and Aleisha and Johnny Cannon of Otterville; two great-grandchildren, Jillian Pine and Everett Cannon, both of Jerseyville; a sister, Kathryn Johnson of Jerseyville; and two sisters-in-law, Joann (Leland) Morrow of Carrollton and Betty Cannon of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her mother- and father-in-law, John and Lottie Peg Cannon; a sister, Helen Burrell; and an infant brother, Clarence A. Wahle Jr. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Otterville Southern Baptist Church, with burial at Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the youth group at the Otterville Southern Baptist Church, American Diabetes Association or the National Stroke Association.

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(1aaa) Edward L. and Mary L (Wahle) Cannon's son Raymond E. Cannon's obituary - Raymond E. Cannon, 71, died at 6:08 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Jersey Community Hospital. Born June 5, 1942, in Otterville, Ill., the son of the late Edward L. and Mary L (Wahle) Cannon. He is a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and worked as a farm hand at Jerry Corbett Farms in Calhoun County. He loved music and playing his bass guitar, hunting and shooting, and old farm equipment. He was a member of Otterville South Baptist Church and The North American Hunting Club. Survivors include his sisters, Peggy J. Hotz of Otterville and Mary J. Cannon and her companion Kevin Stalcup of Otterville; brothers, Roger Cannon of Brighton, Richard "Jack" and Diane Cannon of Jerseyville and John W. "Turk" and Cindy Cannon of Otterville; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, cousins and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judith Wright. Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of funeral at noon on Tuesday, June 18, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Pastor David Carlson to officiate. Graveside Military Rites by Tri-County Honor Guard at Noble Cemetery near Otterville. Memorials may be made to American Heart Fund or American Diabetes Association or National Stroke Association. Preceded in death by parents and sister Judith Wright. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) Clarence A. and Lela (Gowin) Wahle's son Clarence Wahle Jr.'s obituary - WAHLE. BORN 00-07-1918. Clarence Wahle Jr, 3 days, son of Mr & Mrs Clarence Wahle of Otterville, died at home. Funeral held from the home.

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(2a) Adolph and Lulu (Kirchner) Wahle's son James Robert Wahle died 6-30-1959 at an Alton, IL hospital. He was age 50 and lived in Grafton, IL.

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Adolph and Lulu (Kirchner) Wahle's son James Robert Wahle's obituary - WAHLE. Died 06-30-1959. James Robert Wahle 50 years, 11 months, 24 days, of Grafton, died June 30 at an Alton hospital where he had been for an extended time. Private funeral services were held July 2, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Edgar Schulz of Otterville officiated. Burial was in Otterville Cemetery. He was born in Jersey County, July 6, 1908, a son of Adolph Wahle & the late Lula (Kirchner) Wahle. Surviving are him are his father; 3 brothers, Clarence of Jerseyville, George of Brighton and Fred, Fieldon and 1 sister, Mrs Grace German, Fieldon.

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(3a) Adolph and Lulu (Kirchner) Wahle's son Henry Harold Wahle died 11-14-1957 at age 54.

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Henry Harold Wahle's obituary - WAHLE. Died 14-11-1957. Henry Harold Wahle, 54 years, 2 months, 11 days, died November 14. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Edgar Schulz of Otterville officiated and burial was in Noble Cemetery. He was a son of Adolph Wahle and the late Lula (Kirchner) Wahle, and was born in Jersey Co. Surviving Mr Wahle are his father, Adolph Wahle, Otterville; 4 brothers, Clarence Wahle, Otterville, George Wahle, Brighton, Fred Wahle, Fieldon, James Wahle of Alton, and 1 sister, Mrs Grace German, Fieldon.

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(4a) Adolph and Lulu (Kirchner) Wahle's son George J. Wahle was born 6-7-1901 in Otterville, IL, and died 2-22-1981 at Lawnwood Medical Center, Ft. Pierce, Fla. while vacationing. He married Nina Mae Phipps, and they had 4 children-Donald R. Wahle of Godfrey, IL, Larry Wahle of Brighton, IL, Jack Wahle of White Hall, IL, and Sharon Wahle of Godfrey, IL.

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George J. Wahle's obituary - WAHLE. Died 22-02-1981. George J Wahle, 79, of Brighton, formerly of White Hall, died February 22 at Lawnwood Medical Center, Ft Pierce, FL while vacationing. Born June 7, 1901 in Otterville, a son of Adolph & Mary Louise (Kirchner) Wahle. Surviving are his wife, Nina Mae (Phipps) Wahle, whom he married June 29, 1933 in Alton; 3 sons, Donald R of Godfrey, Larry of Brighton and Jack of White Hall; 1 daughter, Sharon Wahle of Godfrey; 1 brother, Fred Wahle of Fieldon; 1 sister, Grace German of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were conducted at the funeral home with burial in Noble Cemetery.

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(1aa) George J. and Nina M. (Phipps) Wahle's daughter Sharon Y. Wahle's obituary - ALTON - Sharon Y. Wahle, 79, passed away at 4:01 a.m., Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born in Otterville, Ill. on April 21, 1935, the daughter of the late George J. and Nina M. (Phipps) Wahle. Sharon was a dispatcher for several trucking companies. She also owned and operated Cross Country Trucking. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and playing the lottery, but she most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by four children, Vicky Reed of Gillespie, Ill., Bill Coates of Godfrey, Sherry (Jim) Rutledge of Brighton, and Donnie Smock of Alton; two brothers, Larry (Jacqui) Wahle of Alton and Jack (Debra) Wahle of White Hall, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Norma Wahle of Alton; along with twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana Fisher; one brother, Donald Wahle; one infant brother, George Edward Wahle, and a great-grandson, Bryce Coates. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey. Burial will follow at Noble Cemetery in Otterville, Ill. Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aaa) William and Sharon (Wahle) Coates's son William "Wild Bill" E. Coates's obituary - William "Wild Bill" E. Coates, 58, passed away at 9:07 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He was born in Jerseyville, Ill., on Nov. 9, 1956, the son of the late William and Sharon (Wahle) Coates. William was a mechanic from Alton who could build or repair anything. He worked as mechanic for RTD in Springfield. He also served in the United States Marine Corp. William was a good friend who would help out anyone. He most enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by two sons, Andrew (Krista) Coates of Riverton, Ill., Nicholas (Melissa) of Jacksonville, Ill.; one brother, Donald Smock of Godfrey; three sisters, Vicky Reed of Wilsonville, Ill., Sherry (Jim) Rutledge of Brighton, Dana Smock-Fisher of Godfrey; and nine grandchildren, Paris Alayna, Bryson, Elexis, Nicholas, Noah, Nathanael, Summer, Nelius and Nevan. Per his wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.

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(5a) Adolph and Lulu (Kirchner) Wahle's son Fred Wahle lived in Fieldon, IL. He married 1st Ella M. McClusky Nov. 14, 1925 in Jersey County, IL. He married 2nd Marie (maiden name unknown). Children Of Fred wahle and his 1st wife Ella M. (McClusky) Wahle were: Truman Wahle and Betty Wahle.

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(1aa) Fred & Ella Wahle's son Truman Wahle's obituary - Truman Wahle, 85, died at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Jersey County on Aug. 1, 1930, the son of Fred & Ella Wahle. His mother died at a very young age, and his father remarried and Truman was lovingly raised by Marie Wahle. He was employed at Olin Corp. in East Alton, and was a member of the Fieldon Masonic Lodge as well as being very active in the local political scene. Surviving are a son & daughter in law, Danny & Jennie Wahle of Jerseyville; two grandchildren, Tim & Tonda; a sister, Betty Ulery. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his step mother. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of funeral services at 11 a.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Father William Hembrow will officiate.Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

(8) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's daughter Margaret Kirchner was born in Mar. 1892 in Jersey County, IL. She married Oliver Thomas Ferguson. He was born 6-1-1888, nd died at age 77 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at McDow Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. They lived in Otterville, IL. They had 5 children-Pearl Ferguson of Bethalto, IL, Oliver Ferguson Jr of Grafton, IL, Mrs. Murie L. Marshall of Graftn, IL, Mrs. William Cox of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. Robert Woolsey of of Jerseyville, IL.

(9) Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner's daughter Alice Mae Kirchner was born 8-16-1889 in Jersey County, IL, and died 8-9-1952 in Nutwood, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Jersey County, IL. She married Justus Russell 1-12-1910 in Jersey County, IL. He was born 6-21-1891 in Oswego, Kansas, and died in Nov. 1968 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Jersey County, IL. They lived in Nutwood, IL and Justus Russell farmed in the Nutwood, IL area. He was the son of Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell. Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell had 3 children-Earl A. "Heavy" Russell, Everett Russell, and Hazel Mae Russell.

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(1a) Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell's son Earl A. "Heavy Russell was born 8-16-1916 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 7-21-2005 at Jersey Community Hosptal in Jerseyville, IL. He married Esther Linenfelser 9-3-1939 in St. Charles, MO. They had 1 son, Robert Russell of Godfrey, IL.

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(2a) Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell's son Everett J. Russell died 1-3-1953. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Everett Russell's wife was named Dorothy. I don't know her maiden name. She was a minister. Everett and his wife Dorothy had 2 daughters-Martha Russell, and another daughter who's name I don't know.

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(3a) Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell's daughter Hazel Mae Russell was born 9-3-1921 in Jersey County, IL, and died 7-22-2003 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Ralph Ayres 12-10-1938 in St. Charles, MO. He died 4-20-1982. They had 2 children-Naomi Ayres who married Lambert Hagan of Jerseyville, IL, and Patricia (Ayres) Phillips of Taylorville, IL.

George Christopher Kirchner

George C. Kirchner, deceased, settled in Jersey county at an early day, having come from Germany to America in 1835. He was born in Germany, Jan. 16, 1816, and was 17 years old when he immigrated to this country. He landed at New Orleans, and immediately started for St. Louis, but on account of the river being frozen over, was six months making the trip. He remained in St. Louis for a time, then came to Jersey county, where he resided until his decease, Dec. 11, 1881. At the time of his death he owned 365 acres of land, and was in prosperous circumstances. He was married June 27, 1823 to Elizabeth Thurston, who died Sept. 13, 1865. They had 12 children, eight of whom are now living: George B., Gottfried, William W., Charles R., Clarissa C., Valentine H., Otha O., L. H., and Ulysses C. Nov. 1, 1871 Mr. Kirchner was married to Maria C. Becker, who survives him. By this union there were four children: William H., Henry L., Anna and Emelia. Mrs. Kirchner now owns 85 acres of land, and assisted by her children, carries on farming. The family are all members of the German Lutheran church of Fieldon.

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

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George Christopher Kirchner's obituary - George Christopher Kirchner, died 12-11-1881. Republican Examiner, 16 December 1881: George Christopher Kirchner died at his home, three miles south of Fieldon on 11 December, aged 65 years. Funeral by Lutheran minister at home of deceased. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born at Erfurt, Germany on 17 January 1816. He was educated in his native land, came to this country in 1835 to Alton a short time, then to Richwoods township. In 1840, he married Elizabeth Thurston of Jerseyville. They lived together for 24 years. Twelve children were born, eight are living. She died in 1864. He married Mrs. Mary Charlotte Bueker (Klocke). She had one child and bore three more of this marriage. He wed her in 1871.

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George Christopher Kirchner married Married Elizabeth A. Thurston (1823-1865) on 4-23-1840. She was born in 1823, and died 9-13-1865. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner had 12 children-Valentine Hironymus Kirchner, Otha Obadiah Kirchner, Harmon Kirchner, Charles R. Kirchner, William W. Kirchner, George B. Kirchner, Gottfried Kirchner, Clarissa C. Kirchner, Ulysses C. Kirchner, and 3 other children who's names I don't know. After his first wife Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner's death, George Christopher Kirchner married Nov. 1, 1871 Marie Charlotte (Klocke) Becker (or Bueker) in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1834 in Germany, and died 12-25-1903 in Jersey County, IL. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She had been married previously to a man who's last name was Becker or Bueker and had a child from that marriage. She and George Christopher Kirchner had 3 other children together after their marriage.

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George Christopher Kirchner's second wife's obituary Marie C. (Klocke) Becker Kirchner - Died 12-25-1903. Unknown newspaper, 1904: Mrs. Marie C. Kirchner, died at her home 8 miles west of Jerseyville, age 68 years. Funeral by Rev. H. T. Bohnsen, German Evangelical Church. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.

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George Christopher and Marie Charlotte (Klocke) Becker Kirchner had these children-Amelia Kirchner, William H. Kirchner, Henry L. Kirchner, and Anna Kirchner.

Note: George Christopher Kirchner married Nov. 1, 1871 Marie Charlotte (Klocke) Becker (or Bueker) in Jersey County, IL. She had been married previously to a man who's last name was Becker or Bueker and had a child from that marriage. She and George Christopher Kirchner had 3 other children together after their marriage. I don't know which child was her child from a previous marriage.

(1) George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner's son - Valentine Hironymus Kirchner was born October 02, 1857 in Jersey Co Illinois. He died 11-20-1941 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Mary Wollenweber the daughter of August Wollenweber. She was born 7-15-1859, and died Jan. 1920. She is buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Valentine and Mary (Wollenweber) Kirchner had these children-Floyd B. Kirchner, Lenora Ann Kirchner, and Raymond Kirchner.

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(1a) Valentine and Mary (Wollenweber) Kirchner's son - Floyd B. Kirchner died 09-18-1971. Unknown newspaper, 23 September 1971: "F. Kirchner rites held on Tuesday" - Final rites for Floyd B. Kirchner, 80, of this city were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. James Pepper of Jerseyville officiating. His death occurred at 5:30 pm on 18 September at Jersey Community Hospital. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

A retired contractor, he was born 27 August 1891 in Otterville, the son of Valentine and Mary Wallenweber Kirchner. His wife, the former Sara C. Dower, survives. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Morris Kirchner of Edwardsville and Paul F. Kirchner of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Waterfall of Edwardsville; four grandchildren; and one brother, Raymon D. Kirchner of Wood River. Visitation hours were held after 4 pm Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home.

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Floyd B. Kirchner's wife - Sarah Cecelia (Dower) Kirchner died 01-16-1972. Unknown newspaper, 20 January 1972: "Services for Mrs. Kirchner on Wednesday" - final services for Mrs. Sarah Cecelia Kirchner, 82, of this city were held Wednesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. James Pepper officiating. Her death occurred at 7:25 am on 16 January at Jersey Community Hospital. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born 22 August 1889 in Jersey County, she was the daughter of Peter and Mary Vahle Dower.

Her husband was the late Floyd B. Kirchner. Her survivors are two sons, Paul F. Kirchner of Jerseyville and Morris Kirchner of Edwardsville; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Waterfall of Edwardsville; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. George French of Jerseyville. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Funeral Home.

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(1aa) Floyd and Sarah Cecelia (Dower) Kirchner's son - Paul Floyd Kirchner died 02-06-1978. Unknown newspaper, 9 February 1978: Services for Paul Floyd Kirchner, 62, of Woodview Apts., No.11, Jerseyville were held Wednesday morning at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He died unexpectedly at 9:15 am on 6 February at Alton memorial hospital. Kirchner was a printer at the Alton Telegraph for 22 years and had worked at the Democrat News at one time. He was a World War II veteran.

He was born 22 November 1915 in Jersey County, a son of Floyd and Sarah Dower Kirchner. His survivors are his wife, the former Maura M. Pauselli; two sons, Richard E. and James E. of Jerseyville; two grandchildren; one brother, Morris Kirchner, and a sister, Verona Waterfall , both of Edwardsville.

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Paul Floyd Kirchner's wife - Maura Marie (Pauselli) Kirchner died 08-08-1986. Unknown newspaper, 20 August 1986: Maura Marie Kirchner, 58, died on 8 August at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. She was born 24 April 1928 in Florence, Italy to Prostero and Mannetti Natalina Pauselli. She married Paul F. Kirchner on 15 September 1945 and he died on 6 February 1978. Survivors include sons, Richard E. Kirchner of Jerseyville and James E. Kirchner of Granite City; sisters, Ziada , Marcelli and Gabrielle, all of Italy; and two grandchildren.

Visitation was 10 August at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and the funeral was 11 August there with the Rev. Patrick Morrow officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. A memorial has been established to Alzheimer's Research Foundation.

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(1aaa) Paul F. and Maura Maria (Pauselli) Kirchner's son James E. Kirchner's obituary - James E. Kirchner, 62, of Jerseyville died September 25 at his home. Per his request, his body was cremated and no services will be held. He was born October 10, 1949 in Jerseyville, the son of the late Paul F. and Maura Maria (Pauselli) Kirchner. He retired as manager at the Hardee's in Glen Carbon. Survivors include a brother, Richard (Susan) Kirchner of Jerseyville. Memorials maybe made to the Alzheimer's Association. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(2a) Valentine and Mary (Wollenweber) Kirchner's daughter - Lennora Ann Kirchner born October 01, 1880 in Otterville, Jersey Co Illinois. She died July 22, 1978 in Carlinville, Macoupin, llinois. Age at death was 97. She married Allen McCrary Vanausdoll October 10, 1900 in Otterville, Jersey Co Illinois. He was born November 11, 1869 in Christian, Jersey Co Illinois. He died January 15, 1949 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co Illinois. His age at death was 79.

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Lenora (Kirchner) Vanausdoll's husband - Allen Vanausdoll died 15-01-1949. Allen Vanausdoll, 79 years, 2 months, 4 days, a retired farmer of Otterville, died January 15 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ross Seago, on Harbert St., Jerseyville. He was the son of the late Caleb & Martha (Hewitt) Vanausdoll and he was born in Christian County, Illinois, on November 11, 1869.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lenora Vanausdoll of Otterville, 1 son, Allen Laverne Vanausdoll of Alton and 1 daughter, Mrs. Seago of Jerseyville; 1 brother, James Vanausdoll, Dow; 7 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Raymond Seago of Jerseyville officiated at the service and burial was in Noble cemetery.

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(1aaa) Allen and Lenora (Kirchner) Vanausdoll's grandson - Richard Vanausdoll, 30, a native of Jersey County, was slain last Wednesday night in Denver, Colorado. A 22 year old one time garage worker is being held by Denver police in connection with the tragedy. Vanausdoll was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Allen Laverne Vanausdoll of Shipman. He was born at Otterville and resided there until he was about two years old when the family moved to Alton. Mrs. Vanausdoll, her daughter, Mrs. Damon Helmontoler of Peoria, her sister, Mrs. Annabell Quinn of Jerseyville, and mother, Mrs. John Ortlieb of Alton, returned Tuesday from Denver where they had gone after receiving word of the incident.

The body of Mr. Vanausdoll is at Staten Funeral Home in Alton where visitation was held. The Methodist church in Shipman was the scene of the funeral and burial was in Shipman cemetery. Vanausdoll and his wife, Edna (Easter) Vanausdoll, and their children had resided in Denver for about a year. He was an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad in Denver, and had previously been an engineer and a switchman for the Illinois Terminal Railroad in Alton.

According to reports Vanausdoll was killed by a charge from a shotgun fired as he approached a car in front of his southeast Denver home. The victim's widow, Edna, 28, was reportedly being held for investigation. According to Denver police, the man in custody and Vanausdoll's wife admitted to carrying on a romance. The victim was a veteran of the Korean conflict having served 4 years. He is the holder of the Bronze Star.

Surviving are his parents; his widow; 1 son, Randy, 1 daughter, Elizabeth; 2 foster children, Becky and Cheryl Pope of Denver, 1 sister, Mrs. Damon Helomontoler of Peoria, 1 brother, Marvin Vanausdoll, who is serving in the Navy, his grandmothers, Mrs. Allen Vanausdoll, a resident of Otterville for many years and now residing with the Vanausdoll family at Shipman, and Mrs. John Ortlieb of Alton.

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(3a) Valentine and Mary (Wollenweber) Kirchner's son Morris Kirchner's wife -- Bernadine C. Kirchner, 80, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Maryville Nursing Home in Maryville. Born April 15, 1921, in Edwardsville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Epping) Burns. A cafeteria worker for the Edwardsville School District, she primarily worked in the snack bar area at Edwardsville High School. She was an avid card player, especially pinochle, enjoying many games at the Edwardsville Senior Citizens Center on Main Street. She was a former member of Women of the Moose Chapter 82 and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville. She married Morris M. Kirchner Aug. 17, 1942, in Edwardsville. He died May 17, 1999.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Bothman and her husband, Albert, of Glen Carbon; three grandchildren, Shae, Abby, and Sean Hileman; a great-grandchild, Rileigh Hindahl; a stepgrandchild, Ben Bothman; and three sisters-in-law, Leona Burns and Verona Waterfall, both of Edwardsville, and Louise Burns of Albuquerque, N.M. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Kirchner; three brothers, Edward, Ray and Eugene Burns; and a sister, Elizabeth. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at Pletcher Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Services was at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville with the Rev. John Corredato, CSV, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association or to masses.

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

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(1a) Otha and Mary (Brockmeyer) Kirchner's daughter - Bertha Mary (Kirchner) Myers died 03-19-1969. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist church for Mrs. Bertha Mary Myers of 201 East Arch Street, Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton Christenson officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. The death of Mrs. Myers occurred at seven-fifteen o'clock Wednesday night, March 19 at Waters Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past four and one-half months.

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

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(1aa) Roy and Bertha (Kirchner) Myers's son - Arthur Myers died 03-16-1975. The funeral of Arthur Myers, 71, of 201 E. Arch St., Jerseyville was held Wednesday afternoon, March 19 at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. His death occurred at 7:30 pm on March 16 at the Jersey Community Hospital. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born in Illinois November 24, 1903, the son of the Late Roy and Bertha Kirchner Myers. Myers was a retired custodian of the - rest of obit missing.

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(2a) Otha and Mary (Brockmeyer) Kirchner's son - Attorney Adolph G. Kirchner died 04-28-1961. Unknown newspaper, 5 May 1961: Attorney Adolph G. Kirchner, born and educated in Jersey County, died Friday, 28 April, at the Christian hospital in St. Louis. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Otho Kirchner of Jerseyville. Upon graduating from the Jerseyville High school in 1910, Kirchner studied law in St. Louis and had been a practicing attorney since 1914. His survivors are his wife , Sylvena Dorey to whom he was married in August, 1920; one daughter, Mrs. William (Delores) Wurth of St. Louis; one grandson, Michael; a brother and sister, Herman Kirchner and Mrs. Bertha Myers of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 2 May at the Drehmann-Harrel Chapel, 1905 Union in St. Louis, and interment was in memorial Park.

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(3a) Otha and Mary (Brockmeyer) Kirchner's son Herman Christopher Kirchner's obituary - Herman Christopher Kirchner died 02-21-1964. Unknown newspaper, 27 February 1964: "H. Kirchner, ex-sheriff, died Friday" - Herman Christopher Kirchner of this city, former city and county official, died Friday afternoon, 21 February at 1:35 o'clock at Garnet's Nursing Home where he had resided six days. His death followed an extended period of ill health. The family home was at 407 West Spruce Street. Mr. Kirchner was elected Sheriff of Jersey County in 1954 and served a four year term. He also served eight years as Deputy Sheriff during the regimes of Sheriff Herman H. Blackorby, Jr., and the late Sheriff C. E. Wedding. Mr. Kirchner was employed as radio operator for one year during the term of office of Sheriff Howard Perdun. In 1951, Mr. Kirchner was elected a member of the Jerseyville City Council and served as Commissioner of Public Property. He resigned the post in December, 1954, to assume his duties as sheriff. A resident of Jerseyville for twenty-seven years, Mr. Kirchner and his wife engaged in the grocery business for five years, and he also operated a filling station for a time. The decedent operated a milk route in the county for ten years. Mr. Kirchner was a son of the Late Otha and Mary Brockmeyer Kirchner and was born in Jersey County on 11 September 1890.

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

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(Note: Herman Christopher Kirchner's wife Nina L. (Landon) Kirchner was born December 13, 1891, a daughter of Charles F. Landon who was a son of Milo Landon, a grandson of Norton Landon, a great grandson of Ethan Landon, and a great great grandson of Thomas Landon who was born in 1745/46, and died in 1803 in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. Thomas Landon married Experience Johnson circa 1778. Experience was born circa 1745/46, and died in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. Thomas settled in Addison County Vermont in 1789. A Thomas Landon was listed in the 1790 census for Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. Thomas Landon's birth date was 14 January 1745/46. He died 2 May 1803. Thomas Landon was the son of David Landon (1718-1804) and David's first wife, Mary Osborn (1719-1754). Thomas' wife, Experience Johnson, daughter of Edward Johnson (1697-1774) and Elizabeth Barnes (1708-1800), was born 1743, Branford, Connecticut, died 1805, Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. Thomas Landon's son Ethan Landon was born on June 15, 1779 and died in 1850 at LaGrange, New York, (near Buffalo). Ethan Landon was born on June 15, 1779 and died in 1850 in LaGrange, New York, (near Buffalo). He married Hannah Lindsley circa 1810. Hannah was born before 1790 in Cornwall, Vermont. The child of Ethan and Hannah was Norton Landon (who was Nina (Landon) Kirchner's great grandfather), born on June 4, 1811 in New York and died in Jersey County, Illinois. Norton married Sarah Ann Falkner circa 1842 in Illinois. Sarah was born on March 03, 1818 in Indiana. Some researchers have her as Sarah Ann Fortner, but her son Milo stated her surname was Falkner. Their marriage was on November 22, 1835 in Greene County, Illinois (before Jersey became a county). Their son Milo Landon (Nina L. (Landon) Kirchner's grandfather) was born on March 10 or 16, 1838 in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died on January 03, 1907 in Jersey County, and buried in Grimes Cemetery, Jersey County. He married Hulda Hinson on May 20, 1860 in Otterville. Hulda was born in 1843 in Illinois, and died on September 06, 1896 in Jersey County. Biographical information about Milo Landon was published in History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, 1885: - Milo Landon, a prominent resident of English Township, was born in what is now Jersey County, March 16, 1838, his parents being Norton and Sarah E. (Falkner) Landon, the former a native of New York and the latter of Pennsylvania. His Father is now living in Kansas. His Mother died August, 1882. Milo was brought up on a farm and was employed in the various duties incident to an agricultural life on the old homestead until he was 22 years old. He then located on what is now known as the Samuel Hinson farm. Subsequently he sought a location in Kansas and Missouri, but finding nothing better than Jersey County, he returned and resumed farming and has since been thus employed. He was married May 20, 1860, to Huldah Hinson, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cope) Hinson. They are the parents of ten children, eight of whom are now living - Charles, who is married to Lizzie Reed and living at home; Sarah E; Clara; Edward; Frederick; Stella; Elsah; and Frank. Those deceased were Orson who died Jan. 3, 1862, and David who died Jan. 6, 1862. Mr. Landon owns 121 acres of land. He belongs to the A.F.& A.M. of Jerseyville. With his wife he is a member of the Presbyterian church at Otterville.)

(Nina L. (Landon) Kirchner's father Charles F. Landon was born on December 10, 1863 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died on July 16 or 14, 1936 in Jersey County, Illinois. Charles married Sarah Elizabeth “Libby” Reed on April 8, 1885 in Jersey County. Sarah was born on March 05, 1867 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died on December 23, 1937 in Jersey County, Illinois. Sarah was the daughter of William and Mary (Dowdell) Reed. Sarah Elizabeth had eight brothers and sisters, and nine half-brothers and sisters. Charles F. and Sarah Elizabeth were buried in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, Illinois. The children of Charles and Sarah (Reed) Landon were: Ivan Landon born June 15, 1885; Lawrence Landon born April 11, 1887; Henry Landon born September 03, 1889; Nina Landon was born December 13, 1891; Myra Landon born February 27, 1894; Milo Landon born March 10, 1896; Paul Landon born June 09, 1899; and Clyde R. Landon born November 23, 1901.)

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(1aa) Herman and Nina (Landon) Kirchner's daughter Eunice L. (Kirchner) Mowen's obituary - Eunice L. (Kirchner) Mowen, 77, died at 8 am Saturday, January 13, 1990 at Ann's Shelter Care, Jerseyville. She was a schoolteacher with District 100 for more than 33 years, retiring in 1962. Born in Jersey County, she was the daughter of the Late Herman C. and Nena (Landon) Kirchner. On December 29, 1939, in Troy, Missouri, she married George H. Houseman. He died in July 1951. She later married Preston Mowen on August 10, 1960, in Waterloo. He died on July 26, 1984.

Surviving are a Daughter, Juanetta Powers of Jerseyville; a stepson, Robert Mowen of Jerseyville; a grandson; two step grandchildren; and a nephew whom she raised, Darrell Kirchner of Jacksonville, Texas. Preceding her in death were a Brother, Hubert Kirchner; and a sister, Melva Oliphint. Visitation is from 4 to 8 pm Monday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 7 pm by Jerseyville Lodge 656. Funeral services are a 1:30 pm Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Walter C. Burk officiating. Burial is in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist church of Jerseyville, where she was a member.

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Eunice L. (Kirchner) Mowen's husband Preston Mowen's obituary - Preston Mowen died 07-28-1984. Dated July 1984: Funeral services for Preston Mowen, 82, of 27 Oakwood, Jerseyville were held at 1 pm Saturday Jul 28, at Gubser's Funeral Home, Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial was in the Grimes-Neely cemetery west of Jerseyville. Mowen was born in Jersey County, August 3, 1901, the son of Walter and Agnes Brooks Mowen. He died at 5:33 am. July 26 at Garnet's Chateau. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Kane Masonic Lodge and Ainad Shrine Temple of East St. Louis. He was married to Anna Williams and she died in 1956.

He married Eunice Kirchner, in Waterloo, in 1960. Surviving are his wife, Eunice, a son, Robert Mowen, Jerseyville, a step-daughter, Juanetta Powers, Jerseyville, three grandchildren, one great grandchild; two sisters, Nellie McGuire, Jerseyville and Eva Bray, Alton. A daughter, two sisters and his parents preceded him in death. Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children and the First Baptist church in Jerseyville, of which he was a member have been named as memorials.

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(1aaa) Eunice L. (Kirchner) Mowen's adopted daughter and her sister Melva (Kirchner) Oliphant's daughter Juanetta Mae (Oliphant) Powers's obituary - Juanetta Mae Powers, 57, died at 4:09 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born on Dec. 21, 1953, in Verdun, France, where her father was stationed with the U.S. Army. Her mother passed away when Juanetta was an infant, and she was adopted by her mother's sister, Eunice (Kirchner) Mowen, now deceased. Juanetta graduated from Jersey Community High School, and was a devoted and loving mother to her son, Kenneth. She was employed as a LPN at various nursing homes in the area, and was also employed at Wal-Mart in Jerseyville. She currently was involved as a sales representative for the Watkins Company. She married Gary Neal Powers on May 1, 1982, at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and he survives. Also surviving are their son, Kenneth Neal Powers of Jerseyville; a sister, Kimberly; two brothers, Tim and Scott; and an aunt, Natalie Umphress of Carrollton. In addition to her parents, and her adoptive mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dabny. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. The Rev. Bo Schultz will officiate. Cremation will take place after the services. Memorials may be given to her family in care of the funeral home.

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

He is survived by his widow, Virginia Farrelly Kirchner; one son, Darrell G. of Morgtown, West Virginia; two stepdaughters, Mrs. George (Sharon) Sneed of St. Louis and Mrs. Sheila Hager of Springfield; two grandsons; and one Sister, Mrs. Preston (Eunice) Mowen of Jerseyville. Related item, Unknown newspaper, 8 April 1976: Hubert E. Kirchner, 56, of Alton, a native of Jerseyville, died at 8 am on 30 March at St. Joseph's hospital in Alton where he had been a patient for ten days after being injured in a two-car accident south of Medora. His wife, the former Virginia Farrelly, also suffered injuries. Mary Roth, 86, of Alton and her nephew, Donald Kelly, 55 of Dow were killed in the same accident. Final rites were held on 2 April at the Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

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Hubert E. Kirchner's wife - Grace Virginia "Gini" Kirchner, 90, died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, April 16, 2006, at St. Agnes Home in Kirkwood, Mo. She was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Carrollton, Ill., to Charles Roy and Mary Grace (Smith) Farrelly. She married John N. Enders in Petersburg, Ill., in 1939. He died in May 1945, fighting in World War II. She then married Hubert E. Kirchner Dec. 5, 1957, in Springfield, Ill. He preceded her in death on March 30, 1976. An office manager and auditor for the IRS for more than 30 years, she retired in 1976. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Lea Sneed of St. Louis and Sheila Kay Hager of Springfield, Ill.; two grandchildren, William Hager III and John Hager; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service was held at a later date and burial was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Main Street United Methodist Church or to a charity of one's choice. Gent Funeral Home of Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

(3) George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner's son Harmon L. Kirchner was born in 1862 in Jersey County, IL. He died 5-25-1937 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Lenore "Lennie" Shafer 10-13-1887 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1865, and died 1-7-1937. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Harmon and Lenore "Lennie" (Shafer) Kirchner had 5 children-George Kirchner, Russell L. Kirchner, Roy E. Kirchner, Harold Kirchner, and Theda Kirchner.

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(1a) Harmon and Lenore "Lennie" (Shafer) Kirchner's son - Rev. George Kirchner died 00-01-1958. Unknown newspaper, 16 January 1958: "Rev. G. Kirchner, Retired Minister, Died Saturday" - Reverend George Kirchner of 1123 Central Avenue, Alton, who was a native of Jersey County, died unexpectedly Saturday after suffering a heart attack at his home. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the memorial hospital at two thirty-nine o' clock. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Gent Chapel in Alton with the Rev. Carl O. Guinn officiating. Burial was in the Brighton cemetery.

The Rev. Kirchner was born in Otterville area, 30 September 1888, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Kirchner. His age at the time of death was sixty-nine years, three months and eleven days. The decedent was educated in the county schools and following his graduation from high school he attended Shurtleff College and was ordained a minister in 1908. He later taught in the Grafton schools and from 1920 until 1925 he was engaged in the grocery business in North Alton. For many years he was engaged in evangelistic work, and prior to his retirement in 1950 he was pastor of Central Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving Rev. Kirchner are his wife, Florence E. Hartwick to whom he was married 18 October 1908 in Jersey County ; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Loehler of Cottage Hills and Mrs. Robert Jouett of White Hall; a son, Robert J. Kirchner of Medora; three brothers, Ray of St. Louis, Russell of Springfield and Harold of White Hall, and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Elliott of Godfrey.

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(1aa) Rev. George C. and Florence (Hartwick) Kirchner's daughter Mildred E. (Kirchner) Koehler's obituary - Mildred E. Koehler, 93, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Eldercare of Alton. She was born in Alton Sept. 14, 1915, the daughter of the late George C. and Florence (Hartwick) Kirchner. She married Raymond Koehler on Sept. 23, 1933, in Alton, after 43 years of marriage. He preceded her in death in September 1976. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Cottage Hills. She was a real estate agent for Century 21 and Payne Real Estate for over 30 years. She enjoyed traveling and loved cats and garage sales.

She leaves behind a daughter, Judy Koehler of Cottage Hills; a sister, Betty Jouett of White Hall; 15 nieces and nephews and their spouses, Janet and Denny Hansen, Karen and Warren Rabe, Linda Cohen, Christopher and Pam Jouett, Jimmy and Shirley Kirchner, Eldon and Joan Krichner, Ronnie Krichner and Linda Clark, Marvin and Arlene Krichner, Ida Louise and Richard Cox, Sandra and Bob McCollom, John and Jeamie Koehler, Donna and Charles Coleman, Richard and Mary Jane Koehler, Ron and Harriet Koehler and Bill Koehler; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a sister-in-law, Lucy Koehler. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Kirchner. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, where services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Pastor Gary Goode will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to the Metro East Humane Society. Online condolences and a guestbook can be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

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(2a) Harmon and Lenore "Lennie" (Shafer) Kirchner's son - Russell L. "Peck" Kirchner died 00-08-1969. Unknown newspaper, 28 August 1969: "Rites held Friday for R. Kirchner" - funeral services were held for Russell L. (Peck) Kirchner, 62 , of Orlando, florida, a former Jerseyville businessman, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Leonard Tood (Todd?) officiated at the rites with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. His death occurred at 12:45 am Tuesday at Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Winter Park, Florida.

He was born in Jersey County on 21 May 1907, the son of Harmon and Lennie Shafer Kirchner. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Kirchner operated Kirchner Freight Service before his retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Kirchner had resided in Florida for a year. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Gilleland Kirchner; two brothers, Roy E. of Medora, and Harold of White Hall ; and one sister, Mrs. Theda Elliott of Alton. One brother, Rev. Chris Kirchner, preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at the funeral home.

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Russell L. "Peck" Kirchner's wife -- Thelma "Sis" Kirchner, 87, died at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born March 26, 1914, in Jersey County, to the late Paul and Bertha (Borman) Gilleland. A beautician for 15 years and a salesperson for 15 years at Graham Variety, she retired in 1987. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, VFW and American Legion auxiliaries, all of Jerseyville and Jersey Community Hospital Auxiliary. On March 16, 1946, in Fieldon, she married Russell "Peck" Kirchner. He died Aug. 19, 1969.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Phyllis and J.W. Medling of Eldred, Linda and Rick Freer, Aaron and Anthony Robeen, Andrea, Frank, Page, Tom and Nate Passaro and Casey Presley. She was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Gilleland. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to a charity of one's choice.

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(3a) Harmon and Lenore "Lennie" (Shafer) Kirchner's son Harold Walter Kirchner was born Dec. 27, 1890 in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died Dec. 24, 1981 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. His burial was at White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois. He married Eva Elizabeth Ewin born Sep. 9, 1892 in Illinois, died May 9, 1945 in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois. Her burial was at White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois. Harold and Eva Elizabeth (Ewin) Kirchner had 9 children-Albert R. Kirchner, Opal (Kirchner) Little, Earl Kirchner, Wilbur Kirchner, Jim Kirchner, Kate (Kirchner) Fundel. Jean (Kirchner) Camerer, Avis (Kirchner) Clark and Ione (Kirchner) Hubbard.

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(1aa) Harold and Eva Elizabeth (Ewin) Kirchner's son Albert R. Kirchner's obituary - Albert R. Kirchner, 90, of White Hall, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 29, 1919, in Fidelity, the son of Harold and Eva Ewin Kirchner. He married Helen Marie Day on June 21, 1942, at Mexico, Mo., and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Norma Maberry of Springfield, Donna (John) Carl of White Hall and Blanche (Brian) Cole of Greenfield; two sons, Ricky Kirchner of Angola, Ind., and Rodney Kirchner of White Hall. There are 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren surviving, along with a sister, Opal Little of Fieldon. He was preceded in death by a son, Albert "Sonny" Kirchner (wife, Karen survives near Patterson); three grandchildren; three brothers, Earl, Wilbur and Jim Kirchner; and four sisters, Kate Fundel. Jean Camerer, Avis Clark and Ione Hubbard. Albert was a mechanic for many years and had owned and operated an auto mechanics shop with his brother, Earl. He later worked as the main mechanic for Illinois Rural Electric Co. for over 20 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the White Hall First Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping and fishing, and spending many winters camping in Texas with his wife. He loved working with his hands, building things, woodworking, and always keeping busy. Following cremation, interment will be at Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson at a later date. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

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(2aa) Harold and Eva Elizabeth (Ewin) Kirchner's daughter Opal (Kirchner) Little's obituary - Opal Little, 81, died at 12:05 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care Center in Jerseyville after a battle with brain cancer. She was born in White Hall on May 29, 1930, the youngest of nine children born to the late Harold & Eva Kirchner. Opal married James Little Sr. in November of 1947 in Roodhouse, and together they have shared 63 years. The two of them began their life in Greene County, and moved from East Alton to the country of Fieldon in 1963 where they enjoyed raising their two sons in a rural environment, gardening and birdwatching. She formerly worked at Nesco Manufacturing in Jacksonville, and retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Factory in Alton, but prided herself on being a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, James Little Sr. of Fieldon; two sons & daughters in law, James & Kathy Little Jr. of Collinsville, and George & Lisa Little of Fieldon; four grandsons, Shaun, Luke, Matthew, and Daniel; three great grandchildren, Cameron, Ginnie & Jillian; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Virginia "Ginnie" Little; four brothers and four sisters. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service to honor her life at 11 a.m. Friday at the Jones Cemetery in rural White Hall. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Eva (Kirchner) Little's husband James Delos Little Sr.'s obituary - James Delos Little Sr., 90, died at 7:49 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his residence after a period of declining heath. He was born in Roodhouse on July 12, 1925, and was the son of George T. & Eva (Lawson) Little. James was raised in Roodhouse, and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he returned to the area, and soon married the former Opal Kirchner in November of 1947 in Roodhouse. Together they began their life together in Greene County, and moved to the East Alton area to be closer to his employment at Laclede Steel Company in Alton. They soon moved to the rural area of Fieldon in 1963, where they enjoyed raising their two sons in a country environment, gardening and birdwatching, so much to the extent, that James named his farm "Bird Land Acres". James and Opal were blessed with 63 years together before her death on July 13, 2011. Surviving are his two sons & a daughter in law, James and Kathy Little Jr. of Collinsville and George Little of Fieldon; four grandchildren & their spouses, Shaun & Jessica Little of Medora, Luke & Danielle Little of White Hall, Matthew Little and Daniel Little both of Collinsville; five great grandchildren, Cameron, Ginnie, Jillian, Brantley and Jameson; two brothers, Eugene Little and Theodore Little both of Roodhouse; two sisters, Leona McFeeters of Roodhouse and Mary Ann Monroe of Buchanan, Mi. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Virginia "Ginnie" Little; and a brother, George R. Little. Family and friends are invited to graveside service to honor his life at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Jones Cemetery in rural White Hall. The Tri County Honor Guard will perform military graveside rites in recognition of his service to his country. Crawforfd Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

(4) George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner's son Charles R. Kirchner was born in 1850 in Jersey County, IL. He died 12-18-1936 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Charlotte Henson the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cope) Henson. Charlotte's mother Elizabeth (Betsy) Cope, born January 1, 1811 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, died February 18, 1877. Elizabeth married Samuel Henson, born September 23, 1811 in Richmond County, Virginia, died February 18, 1892. Elizabeth married Samuel Henson June 21, 1833. Their daughter Charlotte Henson was born in June 1852, and died 5-8-1944. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Charles and Charlotte (Henson) Kirchner had 3 children-Della L. Kirchner, Harry W. Kirchner, Lulu Kirchner.

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(1a) Charles and Charlotte (Henson) Kirchner's daughter - Mrs Della L. Ellenbaum, nee Kirchner, of Chicago, a former Jersey County resident died Tuesday morning April 26 in Chicago. She was the widow of Frank Ellenbaum. Surviving Mrs Ellenbaum are one daughter, Miss Esther Ellenbaum and one son Frank Ellenbaum, Jr. and one grandson, Charles Ellenbaum all of Chicago and one brother Harry W. Kirchner of Otterville. She was sister of the late Lula K. Duncan.

Funeral services were held in Chicago, Wednesday afternoon April 27. The body is at the Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where friends may call after 2 o'clock this afternoon, Thursday, April 28. Final rites will be held at the Otterville Baptist Church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock Rev. Avery Courtney, pastor of the church will officiate ate services and interment will be in the Otterville Cemetery.

(5) George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner's son William W. Kirchner was born in 1846 in Jersey County, IL. He died 12-3-1900 in Jersy County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Catherine Voorhees 3-18-1867 in Jersey County, IL. I don't have any other information about William W. Kirchner or his family.

(6) George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner's son George B. Kirchner was born in 1842 in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-6-1927 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyvile, IL. He married Margaret Brown 1-25-1865 in Jesey County, IL. She was born in 1843 and died in 1874. She is buried at Brown Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. George B. and Margaret (Brown) Kirchner had 2 children-Viola E. Kirchner and George A. Kirchner. George B. Kirchner later married Mary M. Post 1-1-1903. George B. and Margaret (Brown) Kirchner's son George A. Kirchner married Edith Henson 9-16-1891 in Jersey County, IL.

(7) George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner had a son Gottfried Kirchner. I don't have any information about their son Gottfried Kirchner.

(8) George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner's daughter Clarissa "Clara" C. Kirchner married Henry W. Stroop 3-1-1874 in Jersey County, IL. I don't have any other information Clarissa "Clara" C. Kirchner or her family.

(9) George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner had a son Ulysses C. Kirchner. I don't have any information about their son Ulysses C. Kirchner.

George Christopher and Elizabeth (Thurston) Kirchner had 3 other children who's names I have not been able to identify.

(1) George Christopher and Marie Charlotte (Klocke) Becker Kirchner's daughter Amelia Anna Kirchner was born November 23, 1876 in Jersey County, Illinois. She married Johann (john) Augustus Egelhoff (1871-1956) on August 18, 1897 in Jersey County. She died June 27, 1937. She is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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

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

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

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(1a) John Augustus and Amelia Anna (Kirchner) Egelhoff's son Ralph K. Egelhoff's obituary - Ralph K. Egelhoff, well-known Jerseyville florist and chairman of the Jerseyville Water Board died at seven-five o'clock at the Jersey Community Hospital where he was taken for treatment after suffering a sever heart attach at the family home west of Jerseyville an hour earlier. Mr Egelhoff, a son of the late J. August and Amelia Ann Kirchner Egelhoff, was born in Jersey County. His age at the time of death was 59 years, 3 months, and 28 days. He was educated in the Jerseyville schools and later attended the University of Illinois. he had been in the nursery business since the '30's.

Mr Egelhoff was serving his third nine year term as a member of the Jerseyville Water Board and has held the chairmanship of the Board for a number of years. He was also instrumental in the organization of the Westlake Development Corp. which foster the Westlake Country Club, and through his knowledge of the nursery business he has given valuable assistance to the preparation and care of the greens on the golf course.

The Jerseyville florist was a charter member of the Lions Club and served as one of its first presidents. He was a past worshipful master of Jerseyville Lodge A.F. and A.M. and was member of the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville. Other fraternal memberships were in the Elks and Moose Lodges of Jerseyville. Prior to the organization of Community Unit School Dist No 100, Jersey and Greene Counties, Mr Egelhoff served on the Board of Education of the Jerseyville Grade School for a number of years. At the time of his death he was serving as president of the Federal Land Bank Association of Carrollton. Surviving Mr Egelhoff are his ( rest of obit Missing. 4-29-1966 Democrat News:

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

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

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

(2) George Christopher Kirchner and Maria Charlotte (Klocke) Becker Kirchner's daughter Anna Louise Kirchner was born May 25, 1874 in Jersey County, IL. She married Charles Gregg McDanel 10-21-1896 in Jersey County, IL. He was born July 7, 1869, a son of Charles Gregg McDanel and Amanda (Dabbs) McDanel. Charles Gregg McDanel and Anna Louise (Kirchner) McDanel had these children-Mamie Amelia McDanel (1897-1998), married a man who's last name was Krinard; Anna McDanel; Ethel Elizabeth McDanel (1900-2002); Georgana Louise McDanel born 1900; Charles G. McDanel Jr. born 1903; Louis H. McDanel; Edith A. McDanel (1901-1978), married Clarence Cornelius (1885-1953); Minnie McDanel; George C. McDanel; Marguerite McDanel; and Oliver McDanel.

Charles and Anna (Kirchner) McDanel lost their farm after lightening hit the barn several times, causing the loss of the yearly income which had just been harvested. They retired to a little house in Dow, IL living off of the new Social Security program in the 30s. Times were tough then. Charles died 2-4-1945, and Anna died 2-2-1947. They are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

(Note: The McDanel surname is sometimes spelled McDaniel or McDaniels in some of the Jersey County, IL census and other records.)

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(1a) Charles and Anna L. (Kirchner) McDanel's daughter Marguerite Maria McDanel's obituary - Miss McDanel, Died Oct. 16, 1955 - JERSEYVILLE-Miss Marguerite Maria McDanel, 52, died Sunday at 3:55 a.m. at her home in Dow. A native and lifelong resident of Jersey County she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mrs, Anna L. Kirchner McDanel, Four sisters and three brothers survive. They are Mrs. Albert Krinard, Alton; Mrs. J. M. Grimes, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. C. A. Cornelius, Dow; Mrs. Clois Johnson, East Alton; Charles, Oliver and George McDanel, all of Alton. The Rev. Edward E. Souders of Centralia. will conduct funeral rites Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home, after which the body will be interred in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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(2a) Charles and Anna L. (Kirchner) McDanel's son Oliver McDanel married Ruth Calame. They had a son-Homer Gene McDanel.

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Oliver McDanel's wife Ruth (Calame) McDanel's obituary - Ruth McDanel, Died Aug. 11, 1995 - EAST ALTON - Ruth McDanel died at Jerseyville Health Care where she had been a resident for four years. She had been a secretary and office worker at Western Cartridge Olin in East Alton retiring in---. She was born in Alton. She was a daughter of the late Harvey and Ina Toten Calame. Her husband Oliver McDanel preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Gene McDanel of East Alton; a brother Ralph Calame of East Alton; and a sister Hazel Breitweiser of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by a sister Lucille, and two brothers, Raymond and Wesley. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. today until service time at 2 p.m. at Crawford Holden Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Tim Garrett will officiate. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be to the donor's choice.

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Oliver McDanel's wife Ruth (Calame) McDanel's father Harvey Calame's obituary - Mar. 17, 1939 - Harvey Calame, 59, virtually a lifelong resident of Godfrey township where he had been a farm owner and farm-worker since youth, was found dead at 8:30 a.m. today near the home on the Jerseyvllle road opposite the Hawley farm where he had been residing alone. His body was found by A. T. Hawley and an employe, James Bowman, Deputy Coroner Klunk said, when they went to Calame's home to seek him. Calame had not been seen since last Thursday, the coroner was told, and although he sometimes left the place with relatives and friends, Hawley who employed him, became concerned lest he be ill. When Hawley and Bowman approached the Calame house, they observed his coat hanging near a woodpile In the back yard. Near at hand, they observed a saw. Calame was not in the house, and they started on a search of the yard and at edge of a field, perhaps 50 feet to the rear of the house, came on his body. Deputy Coroner Klunk expressed the belief that Calame might have paused to rest while sawing wood, and that he was fatally stricken as he walked to the rear of the premises. Klunk estimated he might have been dead for two days. An inquest will be held in an effort to determine- the exact cause of death. Surviving Caiame are three daughters, Mrs. William Schaaf of Jerseyvllle, Mrs. Oliver McDanel of Alton, and Mrs. Larry Haun of Jerseyville; and three sons, Harvey Calame of California, Wesley of Godfrey, and Ralph of Alton. He also leaves nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Levl, and three brothers, Charles, Luther, and Calvin Calame.

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(1aa) Oliver and Ruth (Calame) McDanel's son Homer Gene McDanel's obituary - Homer Gene McDanel, 81, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at VIP Manor in Wood River. He was the son of the late Oliver and Ruth (Calame) McDanel. He was a graduate of Alton High School. Graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials are to the activity department at VIP Manor. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(3a) Charles and Anna L. (Kirchner) McDanel's daughter Mamie A .(McDanel) Krinard's obituary - Mamie A. McDanel Krinard, 100, died Wednesday March 4, 1998 in San Diego. Born Oct 7, 1897 in a log cabin near Fieldon, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Kirchner McDanel. She was employed at Western Cartridge Co. in East Alton for a few years during World War I and was a member of Upper Alton Baptist Church and Alton Order of Eastern Star Chapter No 775. She married Albert R. Krinard in 1920 in Alton. He died March 1974. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law Jean and John M. Evanich of New Port Richey, Florida and Gloria Gay Krinard of San Diego; a son and daughter-in-law Roger M. and Willough Krinard of Mountain View; three grandchildren, Louise Janda cek of New Mexico, Sheila O'Connor of Wisconsin and Charles Kent Evanich of Florida; six great-grandchildren, Tatianna Dickens of New Mexico, Andrew and Antonya Jandacek of New Mexico, Ryan O'Connor of Wisconsin, and David and Mark Evanich of Florida, and a sister Ethel Johnson of Alton. She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. The Rev Dr Glen Greenwood will officiate. Memorials may be made to Upper Alton Baptist Church. EliasSmith Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Albert Roger Krinard and Mamie (McDanel) Krinard's son Roger Krinard's obituary - Roger Krinard, formerly of Alton died Aug. 14, 2003 in Mountain View, Arkansas. He was born in Alton to Albert Roger and Mamie McDanel Krinard. He was of the Baptist faith, but after he retired and moved to Mountain View he attended First United Methodist. He served in the Army from August 1950 through August 1953. He attended Idaho State graduating in 1957 with a bachelors degree in forestry. He earned a masters degree in forestry from Yale University. He was employed as a research forester at the Southern Forest Experiment from 1957 until his retirement. After this he and his wife moved to Mountain View where they have enjoyed the mountain music and crafts of the area. He will be greatly missed by his family and freinds. Survivors include his devoted wife of 40 years, Willough Dean Krinard; two daughters, Gloria Krinard of Mountain View and Jean Evanich of Los Angeles; and one sister Ethel Johnson of Alton. A memorial service was held at Roller Coffman Funeral Home in Mountain View, Pastor Steve Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Box Mountain View, or First Baptist Box, or Lymphoma Research.

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(4a) Charles and Anna L. (Kirchner) McDanel's son Louis H. McDanel's obituary - Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. McDanel of Dow received a telegram early today informing them of the death last evening of their son. Louis H. McDanel, 24, of Long Beach, Calif. The message gave no particulars other than to state that his death had been unexpected, and they were awaiting further Information today. Louis McDanel was born and reared at Dow, and had been residing in Long Beach since last February when he completed a four-year period of service In the U. S. Navy. He had been married last Dec. 22 to Miss Ethal Brannon of Seattle. Wash., and they had settled in Long Beach immediately after his discharge from naval service. Surviving McDanel besides his widow and his parents are three brothers. Charles G. McDanel. Jr., of Fairmount, W. Va., George C. who is In the Navy and stationed on the U. S. S. Arizona, and Oliver L., of Dow; and five sisters, Miss Anna McDanel of Lawrence, Kas., Mrs. Albert Krlnard and Miss Ethel McDanel of Alton, and Mrs. Clarence Cornelius and Miss Marguerite McDanel of Dow. Prior to enlisting In the navy, McDanel had been employed in Alton for a period of three years and made his home in this city during that period. While in the Navy he was stationed for the greater part of the time in Long Beach, Calif.

I don't have any information about the other 2 children of George Christopher and Marie Charlotte (Klocke) Becker Kirchner's children, William H. Kirchner and Henry L. Kirchner.

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