WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 2

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.

Christopher Heitzig

Christopher Heitzig was born in 1808 in Prussia, Germany. He died 8-1-1863 in Jersey Co., IL. He was buried at Heitzig Cemetery in English Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married Wilhelmina Schaaf 4-6-1843 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born 11-28-1825 in Prussia, Germany. She died 7-3-1916 in Jersey Co., IL. She was buried at Heitzig Cemetery in English Township, Jersey Co., IL. She remarried after her husband Christopher Heitzig's death to Theodore Lex 3-24-1868 in Jersey Co., IL. Children of Christopher Heitzig and Wilhelmina (Schaaf) Heitzig were-Fredrick J. Heitzig born in 1846 in IL, died in 1932 in Jersey CO., IL, married 1st Annie Wahle, married 2nd Josephine Goetten; Matilda Heitzig born in 1848 in IL; Caroline Heitzig born in 1852 in IL, married John Hunter; Louisa Heitzig born in 1855 in IL; and Wilhelmina Heitzig born in 1860 in IL, died 6-28-1956 in Boonville, MO.

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Christopher Heitzig wife Wilhelmina (Schaaf) Heitzig Lex's obituary - Jersey County Democrat 13 July 1916: Mrs. Wilhelmina Lex died 3 July at home of her daughter, Mrs. Mikus at brussels, Calhoun county; brought to Fieldon for burial 5 Jul. Burial was in family cemetery on the Fred Heitzig farm which was Mrs. Lex's old home; her first husband having been Christopher Heitzig of the west side. She would have been 91 years old.

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Christopher Heitzig wife Wilhelmina (Schaaf) Heitzig Lex's 2nd husband Theodore Lex's obituary - Theodore Lex was born Jan. 3, 1835, and died Sep. 27, 1887. Theodore married a widow named Mrs. Caroline Wilhelmina "Minnie" Schaaf Heitzig in 1868 in Jersey County, Illinois. She was the mother of 5 children from her first marriage to Christopher Heitzig which had taken place on 06 Apr 1843. He died in 1863. Theodore worked as a gardener and laborer. They lived in St. Louis, Missouri before moving to Calhoun County, Illinois. At the time of his death, Theodore was 52 years, 8 months and 24 days old. He was survived by his wife, Minnie. ---- After Theodore passed away in 1887, Minnie lived with her daughter, Otillia Heitzig Brands Mikus, and her family in Calhoun County. Minnie died at the age of 90 years, 7 months and 5 days and was buried next to her first husband.

(1) Christopher Heitzig and Wilhelmina (Schaaf) Heitzig's daughter Wilhelmina "Minnie" Heitzig was born Mar 2, 1860 in Jersey Co., IL. She died June 28, 1956 at Boonville, MO. Her interment was in St Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL. She married 1st Frederick Charles Goetten Sep 2, 1879 in Jersey Co., IL. He was born in 1857 in Jersey Co., IL. He died 11-07-1882 in Jersey Co., IL. He was buried in St Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL. He was a son of Charles and Josephine (Bertman) Goetten. Frederick Charles Goetten and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Heitzig) Goetten had a daughter-Josephine Goetten born Jan 24, 1881 in Jersey Co., IL, and died Mar 27, 1923 in St. Louis, MO.

Wilhelmina (Heitzig) Goetten remarried after her husband Frederick Goetten's death to a Watson, and later to man who's last name was Epstein. She and her family moved to Hardin, IL, and later about 1906 to Boonville, MO.

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Christopher Heitzig and Wilhelmina (Schaaf) Heitzig's daughter Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Heitzig) Goetten Epstein's obituary - Mrs Minnie Heitzig Epstein, a native of Jersey County, died Friday June 28 at Boonville, Mo at the age of 96 years, 3 months and 26 days. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville Friday where friends called until the hour of the funeral service. Services were held at 9 o'clock Saturday Morning July 1 at St Mary's Church, West Woods, Father O.J. Wernet was celebrant of the Reqiem Mass and interment was in St Mary's Cemetery. Mrs Epstein was a daughter of the late Christopher and Wilhelmena Schaaf Heitzig and was born in Jersey County Mar 2, 1860.

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Note: The following information about Wilhelmina Heitzig's husband Frederick Goetten's father Charles Goetten is - From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 337 - 365. - Charles Goetten was born April 20, 1825 in Germany, a son of Anthony and Christina (Ulrich) Goetten, also natives of Germany. The former died in that country, the latter is yet living with her son, Charles, the subject of this sketch. She is now upwards of 90 yeares of age. In 1854 Charles bade farewell to his native land, and accompanied by his mother, took passage on a sailing vessel at Bremen and came to America, landing at New Orleans, then proceeded to St. Louis, from where he came soon after to Jerseyville. He hired out one fall and summer, then purchased 120 acres of land on sections 29 and 30, English township, where he has ever since resided. He was married on the 10th day of April 1856, to Josephine Bertman. They are the parents of four children, three of whom are living: Henry, Joseph and Charles. Frederick is deceased. Mr. Goetten and family are members of the Catholic church. His farm now contains 187 acres, and is in a high state of cultivation. He has accumulated his property by hard labor, and is an intelligent and worthy citizen.

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(1a) Frederick and Wilhelmina (Heitzig) Goetten's daughter Josephine Goetten's obituary - Miss Josephine Goetten, 40, died at the home of her mother, Mrs Minnie Watson in St. Louis on March 27. Born in Fieldon in 1883, she was the daughter of Fred Goetten. Family moved to Hardin where they lived until she was 25. They moved to Booneville, MO and then to St. Louis where they have since lived. Miss Goetten was left $5,000 by the will of her employer about 1 year ago. Funeral from St. Mary church, Fieldon. Rev Gramke serving. Burial in St. Mary cemetery.

(2) Christopher Heitzig and Wilhelmina (Schaaf) Heitzig's son Frederick J. Heitzig was born in 1846 in IL, and died in 1932 in Jersey Co., IL. He was buried at Heitzig Cemetery in English Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married 1st Annie Cornelia Wahle 10-24-1869 in Jersey Co., IL, daughter of Joseph and Johanna Theresa (Poettgen) Wahle (1811-1872). She died 10-4-1880 in Jersey Co., IL. She was buried at Heitzig Cemetery in English Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married 2nd Josephine Goetten 11-9-1881 in Jersey Co., IL. Josephine Goetten was born Oct. 9, 1859, and died in Feb. 9, 1943 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in English Township, Jersey Co., IL. She was daughter of Casper and Christena (Buerger) Goetten. Her father Casper Goetten was born in Westfalen, Germany on 1824, died 27 Sep 1877 in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, son of Anthony Goetten and Christina Ulrich (1796-1889). Casper married Christina Burger/Buerger (1834-?), and they had 4 children-Frederick Goetten (1856-1910); Josephine Goetten (1861-1943); Mary Goetten (1864-1935); and Mina Goetten (1866-Unknown).

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Frederick J. Heitzig's 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig's mother Christena (Buerger) Goetten's obituary - Mrs Christena Goetten, 93 yrs, 11 mo, 21 days, a resident of Jersey county for many years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Poggenpohl, at Raymond, IL on March 21. Mrs Goetten is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs Fred Heitzig, Sr, and Mrs Otto Schmidt of Fieldon, Mrs Minnie Vahle of East St. Louis, and Mrs John Poggenpohl of Raymond. The remains were brought to Jennings Bros. undertaking parlor and from there were taken to the home of Mrs Fred Heitzig Sr, Fieldon. Funeral services will be held St. Mary church. Solemn requiem high mass was celebrated with Rev Fr Oppenheim, a friend of the family as celebrant. Interment was in St. Mary cemetery.

(Note: Frederick Heitzig's 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig was a sister to Magdalena "Lena" (Goetten) Vahle who married Louis Vahle. Louis Vahle was a brother to Henry Vahle, who was the father of Chales William Vahle who married Lena M. (Haushalter) Vahle my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her father John Adam Haushalter was my mother's uncle, and a brother to my mother's mother Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar.)

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Children of Frederick J. Heitzig and his 1st wife Anna (Wahle) Heitzig were-Caroline "Carrie" J. Heitzig (1870-1958); Mary T. Heitzig (1871-1969); Frederick C. Heitzig (1874-1968); Louis Oscar Heitzig (1875-1952); Annie Heitzig (1877-1877); and Christie Heitzig (1879-1880). Children of Frederick J. Heitzig and his 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig were-Charles Heitzig (1882-1883); Joseph A. Heitzig (1883-1957; William H. Heitzig (1885-1986); Josie Heitzig (1888-1893); Nellie Heitzig (1890-1959); Edward Heitzig (1892-1972); Bertha Christine Heitzig (1898-1988); and Elizabeth Katherine Heitzig (1899-1994).

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(Note: This is an article from the Alton Evening Telegraph Newspaper dated Dec. 3, 1931 about the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Frederick and Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig - Frederick and Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig residents of Fieldon, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Sunday at a family dinner given at the Heitzig home in that city. Six of their children and their families were present, including 11 grandchildren. Sickness and distance prevented other members of the family from attending. Mr. and Mrs. Heitzig both were born in Jersey County and have spent their entire life in this community. Mrs. Heitzig before her marriage was Miss Josephine Goetten of Fieldon. The couple was united in marriage Nov. 9, 1881, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Bernard Rossmoeller in St. Mary's Church at West Woods. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Heitzig resided on a farm until 1908. when they retired and moved to Fieldon to make their home. Mr. Heitzig will celebrate the eighty-fifth anniversary of his birth April 3, 1932, and Mrs. Heitzig will be 72 years of age on Oct. 9, 1932. They are the parents of six living children, Joseph, William, and Edward Heitzig, Miss Nellie and Miss Bertha Heitzig, and Mrs, John Duggan. Mr. Heitzig is also the father of four other children by a former marriage, namely, Mrs. Frank Loellke and Mrs. Frank Rowden of St. Louis, Louis Heitzig of Colo., and Fred Heitzig of Fieldon.)

(1a) Frederick J. Heitzig and and his 1st wife Anna (Wahle) Heitzig's daughter Caroline "Carrie" J. Heitzig was born in 1870 in Jersey Co., IL. She died in 1958 in Jersey Co., IL. She was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL She married Frank F. Loellke 6-3-1890 in Jersey Co., IL. He was born in 1865 and died in 1950. He was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL.

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Caroline "Carrie" J. Heitzig's husband Frank F. Loellke's obituary - LOELLKE, FORMER JERSEYVILLE MERCHANT, DIES - Frank F. Loellke, former owner and president of the Jersey Mercantile Co. at Jerseyville, IL, died of infirmities yesterday at his home in O'Fallon, Mo. He was 85 years old. Mr. Loellke was active in the Jerseyville company for 12 years in the mercantile business at Fieldon, IL. He retired from business 10 years ago and moved .to O'Fallon. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Caroline Heitzig Loellke; two sisters, Mrs. Fred C. Heitzig and Mrs. Ida Baum, both of Fieldon, and a brother, Albert G. Loellke of Los Angeles. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Assumption Catholic Church, O'Fallon, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, near Fieldon.

(2a) Frederick J. Heitzig and his 1st wife Anna (Wahle) Heitzig's daughter Mary T. Heitzig was born at Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL December 13, 1871, and died 07-18-1969 at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, a resident of Mother of Good Counsel Home. Her burial was at Fieldon cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. She married Frank Rowden. He preceded her in death. Frank and Mary (Heitzig) Rowden had 3 children-Robert C. Rowden, Fred F. Rowden, and Cornelia Rowden.

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Fred H. & Anna (Wahle) Heitzig's daughter Mary T. (Heitzig) Rowden's obituary - Died 07-18-1969. Mrs. Mary T. Rowden, 97 years, 7 months, 5 days, former resident of Jersey County, died at her residence Friday July 18, at 7:45 pm. She had made her home at 1351 Claudene, St. Louis, Missouri, a resident of Mother of Good Counsel Home. She was a daughter of the late Fred H. & Anna (Wahle) Heitzig and was born at Fieldon December 13, 1871. Mrs. Rowden was the widow of Frank Rowden, Bunker Hill and Fieldon banker. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert C. and Fred F. Rowden, both of St. Louis, 3 grandchildren, and 5 g-grandchildren, 2 brothers, William and Edward Heitzig, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dugan and Miss Bertha Heitzig, all of Fieldon. Her husband and 1 daughter, Cornelia, preceded her in death. Requiem mass was celebrated Monday at 9 am at St. Mary church, Westwoods. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the rosary was recited Sunday evening.

(3a) Frederick J. Heitzig and his 1st wife Anna (Wahle) Heitzig's son Frederick C. Heitzig was born in 1874 in Jersey Co., IL. He died in 1968 in Jersey Co., IL. He was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married Elizabeth Loellke. Fred C. Heitzig and Elizabeth (Loellke) Heitzig had a son Frederick Frank Heitzig born Aug 30 1909, died May 29 2003, married Louise Wagener.

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Frederick C. Heitzig's wife Elizabeth (Loellke) Heitzig's father Fred Herman Loellke's obituary - Jerseyville Republican, April 1917: Fred Herman Loellke Born in Gra Lo, Germany on 18 April 1837, died at Fieldon, il on 25 Mar. 1917, aged 79 years. He was married on 14 Oct. 1862 to Augusta Berger in Polen, Germany. Seven children were born; four girls and 3 boys. One daughter, Minnie is deceased. He lived in Germany for first 29 years of his life. In March he and wife embarked to America; landed at New York harbor on 26 Apr. 1862 and came to St. Louis where he worked as a miller. Later came to Fieldon and worked at the Belt Mill. On his arrival at Fieldon it was then only a few residences. Being economical and saving he invested his savings in real estate around Fieldon. He returned to St. Louis and in business a short while; returned to Fieldon for remainder of his life. United in marriage to Augusta Emilia Sta Sa(?) Of Germany on 29 Nov. 1898. One of our oldest and best respected citizens. Leaves 3 daughters, Anna Rosenthal, Ida Baum, Lizzie Hietzig, all of Fieldon. Three sons: Otto of Alton, Albert of California, Frank of Jerseyville. 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild.

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Frederick C. Heitzig's wife Elizabeth (Loellke) Heitzig's mother Augusta (Berger) Loellke's obituary - Jerseyville Republican, 25 Dec. 1924: Mrs. Augusta Loellke died suddenly Saturday morning 20 Dec. 1924, at 8:30 at the home of her son, Frank F. Loellke on Barr Avenue. Mrs. Loellke had been up only a few minutes and was lacing her shoes when she collapsed. A doctor was summoned immediately but she had passed away before he arrived. A coroner's inquest was held and the verdict was due to natural causes. The jurymen were Thomas G. Adams, Foreman, J. W. Rives, U. P Power, H. E. Whitelay, W. F. Sayer and Ernest Long. The deceased was a native of Polan, Germany. At the time of her death she was 88 years , 7 months and 16 days of age. She is survived by three sons, Frank F. of Jerseyville,; Otto of Alton; and Albert Loille of Los Angeles, Calif; three Daughters, Mrs. Ida Baum, Mrs. Fred Heitzig and Mrs. Anna Rosenthal, all of Fieldon. Funeral services were held Monday from the Evangelical church at Fieldon, Rev. C. H. Kuhlman officiating. Interment was in the Fieldon cemetery.

Additional article, Jerseyville Republican, 7 July 1921: " Mrs. Augusta Loellke observed anniversary": Mrs. Augusta Loellke of Fieldon celebrated her 85th birthday among her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. H. Rosenthal of Fieldon, Il. She is the mother of 7 children, six living; a daughter, Minnie, died at age 4. Three daughters, Mrs. Anna Rosenthal, Mrs. Ida Baum and Mrs. Lizzie Heitzig, reside in Fieldon. Three Sons, O. H. Loellke of Alton, F. F. Loellke of Jerseyville and A. G. Loellke of Los Angeles, Calif. Also the grandmother of 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Loellke was born 4 May 1836 at Loernsdorf, Germany about 18 miles north of Berlin. She accounts her longlivety of life and her exceptional present good health to the simple life and living up to those ideals of purity of mind, body and soul, simple food and plenty of work. After being confirmed in a German Lutheran Church in Germany at the age of fourteen, she worked for a righ landlord, receiving as her yearly salary $10 in money, two pounds of wool and two bushels of potatoes. Potatoes being their main food and one person could eat as many as ten potatoes with a pound of lark at a meal. Potato and milk soup was also on their daily menu. All her woolen and linen clothes were woven by herself. Tea and coffee were a luxury and could only be had on holidays. At the age of 27 she was married to F. H. Loellke, a millwright, and at 33 came to this country with her two sons, Otto and Frank, ages 4 and 2 respectively. Her husband came to this country in 1866, one year earlier than his wife and built up a small home at St. Louis, MO, where he was working at his trade at $2.00 per day. In 1868 John belt, owner of the flour mill at Fieldon discovered Mr. Loellke's wonderful mechanical ability as a millwright, induced him to locate at Fieldon at a salary of $4.00 a day and an old house by the mill to live in. Joseph Strassio was the shoe cobbler, John Krause owned a harness shop and Messrs. Jim and Will Eads owned a general merchandise store. It is surprising to know that the population of Fieldon was between four and five hundred at that time. The good horn of plenty was spread on a large and beautifully decorated table, seating all her children and their wives and husbands. Her little 5 year old great grandson, Robert Henry Harms, of Alton broke the fasting by returning thanks, blessing the good food and wonderfully sweet great grandmother, that she may continue to receive that strong magnetic force of love and harmony from each member of her large family that will keep her on a plane of good health and strong mentality for many years to come. Following is a list of the members of the family who were present: Mr. and Mrs. Otto Loellke, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Loellke and daughter, Dorothy; Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Harms and son Robert Henry, all of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Loellke of Jerseyville; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rosenthal and children, Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rosenthal, Emil, Misses Freda, Mattie and Lottie of Fieldon; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baum and children, August, William and Miss Lottie of Fieldon; Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Heitzig and Son Fred Jr., of Fieldon; and A. G. Loellke of Los Angeles, Calif.; besides a host of friends and neighbors who are very dear friends of the aged Mrs. Augusta Loellke.

(4a) Frederick J. Heitzig and his 1st wife Anna (Wahle) Heitzig's son Louis Oscar Heitzig was born September 06, 1875 in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, and died March 01, 1952 in Lincoln, Benton County, MO. His burial was at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton County, Mo. He married Elizabeth Spannan on January 04, 1913 in Denver, Adams County, Colorado, daughter of Bernard Frederick Spannan and Magdaline (Caroline) Homann. Children of Louis Oscar Heitzig and Elizabeth (Spannan) Heitzig were-Vincent Fredrich Heitzig born December 27, 1913, Wyoming, died January 21, 2002, Lincoln, Benton County, Mo; James Louis Heitzig, born March 22, 1915, Carpenter, Laramie Co., Wyoming, died October 21, 1994, Apple Valley, San Bernardino Cty. California,

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Louis Oscar Heitzig's obituary -Funeral Rites Held Thursday Morning, Louis Oscar Heitzig, well known farmer, passed away at his home 12 miles south of Lincoln at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, March , at the age of 77 years, 5 months, 22 days. He had been ill the past five months. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Cole Camp with the Rev. Halilton of Winsor officiating at the Requiem mass. Pallbearers were Joe Bitz Lawrence Hirsch, Ben Hesseford, Ted Bastendorf, Leonard Chmelir and Jack Pohl. Internment was made in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery at Cole Camp. The Rosary was recited at 8:30 Wednesday evening at the Eickhoff Funeral Home. Louis Oscar Heitzig was born at Fieldon, Illinois on September 6, 1875, a son of Frederich and Anna Wahle Heitzig. He united in marriage with Elizabeth Spannan on February 4, 1913. The couple resided in Wyoming and Colorado before moving to a farm near Lincoln, Mo., Rt. 2; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Loelke, St. Charles, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Rowden, St. Louis, Mo. and three half sisters, Nettie Heitzig, Miss Bertha Heitzig and Miss Lizzie Heitzig, all of Feldon, Illinois; one brother, Frederich Heitzig, of Fielden, Ill., and three half-brothers, Joseph Heitzig, William Heitzig and Edward Heitzig all of Fieldon, Illinois.

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(1aa) Louis Oscar Heitzig and Elizabeth (Spannan) Heitzig's son Vincent Fredrich Heitzig was born December 27, 1913 in Wyoming, U.S.A., and died January 21, 2002 in Lincoln, Benton County, Missouri. He married Eizabeth H. Bastendore. His burial was January 25, 2002, Lincoln, Benton County, Missouri.

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(2aa) Louis Oscar Heitzig and Elizabeth (Spannan) Heitzig's son James Louis Heitzig was born March 22, 1915 in Carpenter, Laramie Co., Wyoming, and died October 21, 1994 in Apple Valley, San Bernardino Co., California. His burial was at Victor Valley Memorial Park, Apple Valley, San Bernardino Co., California. He married Agnes Thiessen on June 20, 1944 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co.. California. Children of James Louis Heitzig and Agnes (Thiessen) Heitzig were-James Louis Heitzig born June 09, 1946, Long Beach, Los Angles County, California; Richard Lawrence Heitzig born May 19, 1948, Victorville, San Bernardino Co., California; Robert M. Heitzig born November 09, 1952, Victorville, San Bernardo Co., California, died February 02, 1977, Apple Valley, San Bernardino Co., California; and Louis Frederick Heitzig born July 26, 1955, Victorville, San Bernardino Co,, California,

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James Louis Heitzig's obituary - Apple Valley pioneer Heitzig died at 79, Louis F. Heitzig, 70 of Apple Valley, died of heart failure Friday at St. Mary's Desert Valley Hospital. Born in Carpenter, Wyo., he lived in Apple Valley 45 of his 52 years in California. Mr. Heitzig came to Apple Valley with Newton Bass and Bud Westlund in the late 1940s to help build and develop the present town site. A vice president of the Apple Valley Build and Development Company, Mr. Heitzig helped plan the growth of the area and was present to see the first lights come on in the valley. He served on the Apple Valley Fire Protection district for 24 years and as vice president of the California Special Districts Association of the San Bernardino County Special Districts. He is survived by his wife, Agnes of Apple Valley; sons, James of Aptos, Richard of Death Valley, and Skip of Albuquerque, N.M.; and four grandchildren. Rosary will be recited and a mass held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Joan of Arc in Victorville with Rev. James Ganahl officiating. A private interment will be held at Victor Valley Memorial Park following the mass. Victor Valley Mortuary Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

(1a) Frederick J. Heitzig and his 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig's son Joseph A. Heitzig Sr. was born in 1883, and died in 1957 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Mary K. Schmieder born 4-13-1885 in Beltrees, IL, and died 12-30-1996 in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. Joseph Heitzig was a farmer, and his farm was near Fieldon in English Township, Jersey County, IL.

Joseph Heitzig Sr.'s wife Mary Kunegunda Schmieder was a daughter of Joseph Schmieder born 12-31-1857 in Ichenheim, Baden, Germany, and Barbara Wachter daughter of Andrew Wachter and Kunegunda Fleishman. Joseph Schmieder's wife Barbara Wachter was born 12-26-1864 in Jersey County, IL on a farm in Beltrees, IL. Mary K. Schmieder's father Joseph Schmieder was a son of John and Magdalene (Sauer) Schmieder.

Mrs. Mary K. (Schmieder) Heitzig

(Note: I found this information on the internet at this website http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/srgroups/sr/900SR0012LV.html
regarding Mary K. Heitzig--

{State of Illinois 90th General Assembly Legislation}
ILLINOIS SENATE RESOLUTION- WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were informed of the death of Mary K. Heitzig on December 30, 1996 in Jerseyville; and, Mary K. Heitzig was the oldest citizen of Jersey County, and was thought to be the oldest citizen of the State of Illinois; Mary K. Heitzig was born on April 13, 1885 in Beltrees, Illinois, the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Schmieder; she was united in holy matrimony with Joseph Heitzig in Fieldon on June 3, 1908, and to this union were born eleven children; Mary K. Heitzig was a lifelong member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, as well as being a member of the Altar Society and Quilters Group; Mary K. Heitzig and her husband raised eleven children on a farm outside of Jerseyville;

Mrs. Heitzig lived through four wars; saw the origin and ending of the Great Depression; witnessed the advent of microwave ovens, refrigerators, automobiles, airplanes, and electric stoves; and was present at the time women were first allowed the right to vote; Mary K. Heitzig will be remembered by the citizens of Jersey County as a hard working, religious woman who was well respected by her community, her church, her friends, and her family;

Mary K. Heitzig is survived by a large family which includes her two daughters Leona and Mary; her four sons Henry, Aloys, Joseph, and Bernard; her five daughters-in-law Bernice, Doris Lee, Eleanor, Leona, and MaryLou; her son-in-law Max; her two sisters Teresa and Ceil; thirty-seven grandchildren; seventy-eight great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren;

therefore, be it RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the loss of Mary Heitzig and send to her family and friends our sincerest condolences; and be it further RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Mary K. Heitzig.

Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig had 11 children-Cletus Heitzig, Bernard Heitzig, Joseph Heitzig, Aloys Heitzig, Vincent Heitzig, Henry Heitzig, Leona Heitzig, Mary Heitzig, Mary Margaret Heitzig, Katherine Heitzig, and a child who died in infancy.

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(1aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's son Cletus Heitzig was born Aug. 20, 1909 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He died in Mar. 1975 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Mary Witt Fleming Jan. 26, 1935 in Jersey County, Illinois. She was born in 1909 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1990 in Jersey County, Illinois. She is buried at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. They had 2 children-David Heitzig and Mary Ann Heitzig.

(Note: Cletus Heitzig's wife Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig was an English teacher at Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville, IL. She was my English teacher one year when I attended high school at the Jerseyville High School from 1957 to 1961.)

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Cletus Heitzig's wife Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig's father Patrick James Fleming's obituary - Patrick James Fleming, 79, died May 27, at his home on W. Arch St. following an extended ill health. He was born in Jersey County, September 1, 1870 a son of the late James and Anna (Price) Fleming. Mr. Fleming was a member of St. Francis church and has been a trustee of the church for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Jerseyville Council KC. The decedent is survived by his wife; 4 sons, Judge Joseph Fleming and att William Fleming of East St. Louis, Theodore and Paul Fleming of Jerseyville; 3 daughters, Mrs. James J. Donahue of East St. Louis, Mr. Peter J. Lane of St. Louis and Mrs. Cletus Heitzig of Jerseyville; 15 grandchildren, and 1 brother, John Fleming of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at St. Francis church May 30. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Fr. John J. Clancy, and interment was in St. Francis cemetery.

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(Note: Here is some biographical information about Cletus Heitzig's wife Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig's father Patrick James Fleming - From a Jerseyville Newspaper Article dated Jan. 14, 1915 - P. J. Fleming Buys Farmers Elevator - P. J. Fleming has purchased the Farmers Elevator from Standard-Tilton Milling Co. Mr Fleming is an extensive farmer and grain raiser himself. Last year he harvested on his own land about two thousand bushels of wheat, and as he is a close student of market conditions, he held his wheat and has most of it yet. His advice to farmers on market tendencies has proven valuable. Many of his friends relying on his advice, held their grain and did not sell at the low price last summer, and are still holding it. The elevator will be improved in many respects, and Mr. Andrew Schreiber will remain in charge and have full control. The Farmers Elevator will have at all times a full line of the best brands of flour and feed of all kinds to suit the public need.)

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Cletus Heitzig's wife Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig's grandfather James Fleming's obituary - James Fleming, 56, born in county mayo, Ireland, May 17, 1836 and in early manhood he came to America. He located first in Pennsylvania, then to NY, then to Indiana, and on to Jersey County, IL. He bought a farm in English township. In 1863 he married Anna (Price) Fleming. He had been previously married. By that union he had 1 child, Mary. From his marriage with Anna, there were 10 children; Julia, Patrick E, Ana, Bridget, Richard, Katie, Ella, James, John and Winfred. He died at Mullanphy hospital in St. Louis on February 29, 1892. Funeral from St. Francis church with Rev. Harty. Burial in Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers: John Jennings, John Sweeny, John Dunphy, John Flaherty, Henry Maloney, Mat Murphy, James Welsh, and Patrick Barron.

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Cletus Heitzig's wife Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig's brother Judge Joseph E. Fleming's obituary - Judge Joseph E. Fleming, 83; Held Judicial Positions For 43 Years - A funeral Mass for Joseph E. Fleming, a retired circuit court judge, will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. Judge Fleming, 83, died Sunday at his home in Dunedin, Fla., apparently suffering a heart attack. He was appointed to fill an unexpired term as circuit judge in 1956. Judge Fleming had before he was a probate judge, been a county judge and a city judge in East St Louis. Judge Fleming was a past president of the East St. Louis Bar Association and a life member of the St Clair Country Club. He graduated from the St Louis University School of Law in 1930. Surviving is his wife, Rosalind; a son Patrick J. Fleming and a daughter, Sheila Herbst, Pa.; two brothers, William P. Fleming and Paul Fleming of Jerseyville; sister, Mary Heitzig of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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(1aaa) Cletus and Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig's son John David Heitzig was born 8-30-1935 in Jersey County, IL, and died 9-29-2000 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, MO. John David Heitzig married Mary Helen Carstens in 1961. They had 3 children-Steven Heitzig of White Hall, IL, Susan Heitzig who married Danny Rowling of Kane, IL, and Shela Heitzig of Aurora, Colo.

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Cletus and Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig's son John David Heitzig's obituary - John David Heitzig, 65, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. He was born in Alton on Aug. 30, 1935, one of two children born to the late Cletus and Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig. After graduating in 1953 from Jersey Community High School, David enlisted with the U.S. Air Force, where he served for a short time. After returning home, he returned to the family farm where he was the operator of his grain farm until his retirement. During that time, he also became employed at the State Bank of Jerseyville as a teller, eventually becoming a loan officer and the vice president at the time of his retirement May 31, 1984. David still maintained his position on the bank's Board of Directors, a seat he had held since 1971. He married the former Mary Helen Carstens in 1961, and they were the parents of three children. They divorced in 1982.

David is survived by his children and a son-in-law, Steven Heitzig of White Hall, Susan and Danny Rowling of Kane and Sheila Heitzig of Aurora, Colo.; three grandchildren, Haley, Amber and Nicholas; and his sister, Mary Ann "Sug" Rydzeski of Cutchogue, N.Y.; and a very special companion, Gloria Cornell of Jerseyville. A Mass of Celebration will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father D. Patrick Gibbons serving as celebrant. Memorials gifts may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to masses. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aaaa) Cletus and Mary Witt (Fleming) Heitzig's son John David Heitzig's daughter Susan (Heitzig) Rowling's husband Daniel L. Rowling's brother J. Douglas Rowling's obituary - J. Douglas Rowling, 51, died at 9:48 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 28, 1959, in Alton to John D. and Florence E. (Morrison) Rowling of Grafton. Doug attended schools in California and Illinois, graduating at the top of his class at Ranken Technical College of St. Louis in 1981. He worked as a service manager for Rollins Truck Leasing Co. for 25 years. He later became an electronics and photography enthusiast.

Survivors include his former wife, LuAnn (Hackenbracht) Rowling of Quicksburg, Va. Together they had two children, Justin D. Rowling of Harrisonburg, Va., and Sarah E. Rowling of Quicksburg. Also surviving are his parents, John D. and Florence Rowling of Grafton; brothers, Daniel L. Rowling of Kane and David M. and Lois Rowling of Grafton; nephews, Nick and Luke; and niece, Rebekah; several cousins; uncles and aunts, Roy Lee Rowling with wife, Jean M., and Richard E. Rowling with wife, Sandra, all of Grafton, Aunt Patricia A. Johnson of Stillwater, Minn., and Uncle Donald E. Morrison with wife, Mary Ellen, of St. Charles, Mo.; and lifelong California friend, Larry L. Burkey. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. William Hendricks will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the First Baptist Church in Grafton. Burial will be at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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(2aaa) Cletus and Mary (Fleming) Heitzig's daughter Mary Ann "Sug" Heitzig married Burnhart Rydzeski 4-18-1960 and they live in Cutchogue, NY.

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(2aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's son Bernard John Heitzig was born 4-24-1918 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL, and he died 4-4-2004 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyvile, IL. He was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Eleanor Eberlin 10-4-1941 at St. Norbert's Church in Hardin, IL. They had 7 children-Pat Heitzig, Mike Heitzig, Tom Heitzig, John Heitzig, Jerry Heitzig, Tony Heitzig, and Cathy "Coot" Heitzig all of Jerseyville, IL.

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Bernard John Heitzig's obituary - Bernard John Heitzig, 85, died at 8:29 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 2004, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born April 24, 1918, in Jersey County, the seventh child of Joseph and Mary (Schmeider) Heitzig. On Oct. 4, 1941, he married the former Eleanor Eberlin at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. She survives. He attended schools in Fieldon and in 1940 he and his brother, Vincent, went into farming together and formed Heitzig Brothers Farms. A devoted family man, he was active in his community serving for three years on the Jersey Community Unit 100 School Board, nearly 20 years on the English Township board and 20 years on the Jersey County Board, and received the Distinguished Service Award. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus fourth degree, lifetime member of the Farm Bureau, Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge.

In addition to his wife, surviving are a daughter, Cathy "Coot" Heitzig of Jerseyville; six sons and their wives, Pat and Karen Heitzig of Alton, Mike and Jane Heitzig, Tom and Cathie Heitzig, Jerry and Linda Heitzig, John and Sheri Heitzig, and Tony and Carol Heitzig, all of Jerseyville; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Margaret and Max Nowak of Jerseyville and Leona Green of Jerseyville; and two brothers and their wives, Henry and Bernice Heitzig and Aloys and Mary Lou Heitzig, all of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Becky Heitzig in 1982; three sisters, Katherine and Mary Heitzig and an infant; and three brothers, Cletus, Vincent and Joseph. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to St. Francis/Holy Ghost schools in Jerseyville or to Masses.

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Bernard Heitzig's wife Eleanor Eberlin's sister Deanna Sue (Eberlin) Snider's obituary - Deanna Sue Snider, 73, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, July 11, 2010, at her residence. She was born May 25, 1937, in Hardin, daughter of Henry and Ruth (Bizaillion) Eberlin. Her marriage to Waldo T. Snider took place Sept. 7, 1957, in Hardin. He survives in Hardin. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, Gregory (Mindy) Snider of Godfrey, Scott and Dan Snider, both of Hardin; two sisters, Melinda Snider and Kim (Doug) Meyer, all of Brussels; five grandchildren, Amy Meyer, Kelcey and James Snider, Shanahan and Reagan Snider; one brother, Tony Eberlin of Alton; and two sisters, Barbara "Babs" Eberlin of Alton and Eleanor Heitzig of Fieldon. She was preceded in death by one brother, Bob Eberlin; an infant sister, Judy Eberlin; and parents. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Father Don Roberts will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Burial will take place at St. Norbert's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Masses, Calhoun Ambulance or the charity of one's choice.

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Bernard Heitzig's wife Eleanor Eberlin's sister Deanna Sue (Eberlin) Snider's husband Waldo T. Snider's obituary - HARDIN — Waldo T. Snider, 84, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab. Waldo was co-owner of the John Deere Dealership in Hardin, Illinois, and later retired from General Waste Services of Alton, Illinois. He was born on June 4, 1932, in Hardin, the son of Theodore and Norma (Gresham) Snider. Waldo married Deanna "Sue" Eberlin on September 7, 1957, at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. She preceded him in death on July 11, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law, Robert and Gary "Tony" Eberlin, and sister-in-law, Pat Snider. He was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict on the U.S.S. Philippine, and was a member of the American Legion in Hardin. Waldo is survived by five children and spouses, Melinda Snider of Brussels, Gregory and Mindy Snider of Alton, Scott Snider of Hardin, Kimberly and Doug Meyer of Brussels, and Danny and Marcey Snider of Michael; five grandchildren, Amy Meyer, Shanahan and Reagan Snider, Kelcey (Eric) Herter, and James(Becca) Snider; two great-grandchildren, Ashlyne Herter and Hunter Snider; one brother, Dale Snider of Jerseyville, sisters-in-law, Barb (Babs) Eberlin of Alton and Eleanor Heitzig of Fieldon. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Burial will follow at St. Norbert's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Calhoun Ambulance Fund.

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(1aaaaa) Joseph and Mary (Schmeider) Heitzig's son Bernard John Heitzig and his wife Eleanor (Eberlin) Heitzig's great grandson and their son Jerry Heitzig's grandson and Jerry Heizig's son Jeremy Franklin Heitzig's son Russell Lee Heitzig's obituary - Russell Lee Heitzig, the much loved and anticipated son of Jeremy Franklin and Pamela Christine (Ringhausen) Heitzig died at birth at 2:12 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2011. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his big sister, Emma Christine Heitizg; his grandparents, Everett "Buddy" and Charlotte Ringhausen of Greenfield, Jerry and Linda Heitzig of Jerseyville, and Bonnie and Jerry Sievers of Hardin; his great-grandparents, Eleanor Heitzig, Forrest and Edna Ringhausen, and Imogene Goode, all of Jersevyille; and his great-great-grandmother, Theda Jones of Jerseyville; as well as a special uncle and his wife, Tyler and Stormy Ringhausen of Jerseyville. Private graveside services will be conducted by Father William Hembrow at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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(2aaaaa) Joseph and Mary (Schmeider) Heitzig's son Bernard John Heitzig and his wife Eleanor (Eberlin) Heitzig's great grandson and their son Jerry Heitzig's grandson and Jerry Heizig's son Jeremy Franklin Heitzig's son Lewis Franklin Heitzig's obituary - Lewis Franklin Heitzig, the much-loved and anticipated son of Jeremy Franklin and Pamela Christine (Ringhausen) Heitzig, died at birth at 8:32 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Jersey Community Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his big sister, Emma Christine Heitzig, at home; his grandparents, Everett "Buddy"ť and Charlotte Ringhausen of Greenfield, Jerry and Linda Heitzig of Jerseyville, and Bonnie and Jerry Sievers of Hardin; his great-grandparents, Eleanor Heitzig, Forrest and Edna Ringhausen, and Imogene Goode all of Jerseyville; his great-great-grandmother, Theda Jones of Jerseyville; as well as a special uncle and his wife, Tyler and Stormy Ringhausen of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Russell Lee Heitzig who died at birth on May 3, 2011. Private graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 28, at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.

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(3aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's son Joseph Edwin Heitzig was born 9-27-1927 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 10-25-2003 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He is buried at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jeseyville, IL. He married Frances Leona Collenberger 2-29-1948 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville, IL. They had 4 children-Bill Heitzig of Panama City, Fla, Richard Heitzig of Jerseyville, IL, Robert Heitzig of Greenville, IL, and Mary Heitzig of Jerseyville, IL.

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Joseph Edwin Heitzig's obituary - Joseph Edwin Heitzig, 76, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a sudden illness. He was born on the family farm near Fieldon on Sept. 27, 1927, the son of the late Joseph A. and Mary K. (Schmieder) Heitzig. He married the former Frances Leona Collenberger at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville on Feb. 29, 1948. She survives. He attended schools in Westwoods and graduated from Jersey Township High School in Jerseyville. He began working with his brothers on the family farm and worked for several grain elevators in Jerseyville, before he began his career as a truck driver for the Teamsters Local 600. He began with Riss and Co. in St. Louis, where he drove for two years, and then began his 36-year employment with Yellow Freight in St. Louis. After retirement, he was able to spend more time doing the things he truly loved, playing cards and trout fishing with his sons and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons and their spouses, Bill and Elizabeth Heitzig of Panama City, Fla., Richard and Diane Heitzig of Jerseyville, Robert and Cindy Heitzig of Greenville, Ill., Mark and Rochelle Heitzig of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren, Cody, Dillon, Gavin, Tracy, Nicki, Bill, Shon and Beth; one great-granddaughter, Madalyn Rose; two sisters, Mary Margaret Nowak and Leona Green, both of Jerseyville; and three brothers, Henry Heitzig, Bernard Heitzig and Aloys Heitzig, all of Jerseyville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Vincent and Cletus Heitzig; and two sisters, Mary and Katherine Heitzig. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral Mass at noon Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville. Frs. D. Patrick Gibbons and William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. After committal services, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville. Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Chapel) in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Joseph Edwin Heitzig's wife Frances Leona (Collenberger) Heitzig's obituary - Frances Leona Heitzig, 83, died at 3:40 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Alton on Nov. 27, 1930, the only child born to the late Lloyd and Frances (Dower) Collenberger. In her younger years, Leona was a supervisor at the Jerseyville Telephone Company, but after her marriage and the birth of her four sons, she devoted herself to raising her family. She married Joseph Edwin Heitzig on Feb. 28, 1948, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and the two shared 55 years together before his death on Oct. 25, 2003. Surviving are her four sons and daughters-in-law, William and Elizabeth Heitzig of Panama City Beach, Fla., Richard and Diane Heitzig of Jerseyville, Robert and Cindy Heitzig of Greenville, and Mark and Rochelle Heitzig of Jerseyville; ten grandchildren, Cody, Dillon, Gavin, Tracy, Nicki, Bill, Shon, Beth, Bradley and Josie; six great-grandchildren, Madalyn Rose, Meredith, Mikayla, Isabella, Jacob and Mabel. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m, Tuesday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to Masses.

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Joseph Edwin Heitzig's wife Leona (Colleberger) Heitzig's mother Frances A. (Dower) Collenberger's obituary - Died 00-02-1985. Frances A. Collenberger, 89, died at 7 pm, Thursday at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Born in Jersey County, daughter of the late Ellen Dower, she married Lloyd Collenberger who died May 12 1948.. Surviving are a daughter, Leona Heitzig of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 pm today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A rosary will be recited at 7 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated.

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(1aaa) Joseph Edwin Heitzig and Leona Francis (Collenberger) Heitzig's son Richard Joseph Heitzig was born 02-11-1953. He married Diane Purdun, daughter of Howard Perdun and Joann Sunderland. She was born 08-30-52. Children of Richard Joseph Heitzig and Diane Perdun are-Beth Marie Heitzig born 03-15-74 in Alton. IL, and Living Heitzig.

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(4aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's son Aloys Carl Heitzig was born Jan. 17, 1922 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He died Dec. 8, 2012 in Jerseyville, IL. He married Mary Lou French 9-23-1944. Aloys & Mary Lou (French) Heitzig had these children-Larry Heitzig, Max Heitzig, Danny Heitzig, Craig Heitzig, Roberta Heitzig, Connie Heitzig, Luanne Heitzig, and Jan Heitzig.

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Aloys Carl Heitzig's obituary - Aloys Carl Heitzig, 90, died peacefully at 4:05 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been a resident for three weeks. He was born on Jan. 17, 1922, on the family farm in Westwoods, near Fieldon, Ill., one of 10 children born to the late Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig. Raised in a farming family, Aloys began farming on his own in 1944 and has resided on the same farm since 1945, where he and Mary Lou have raised their family of eight children. He also was gas distributor for Mobil Oil with Fleming Oil Company in Jerseyville for 43 years, retiring in 1988. In addition to his farming, Aloys loved to travel, fish, hunt, spend time in his garden, and was most happy when he was surrounded by his family. He also was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and was the currently the oldest living member of the Jerseyville Elks Lodge. He married the former Mary Lou French on Sept. 23, 1944, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, and together they have shared the past 68 years together.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Heitzig of Jerseyville; seven children and their spouses, Larry Heitzig, Max and Glenda Heitzig, Connie Blackorby, Danny and Amy Heitzig, Luann Breitweiser, Jan and Wes Foiles and Craig and Jill Heitzig, all of Jerseyville; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Leona Green and Mary Margaret Nowak, both of Jerseyville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Roberta Watson, who was killed in an automobile accident on July 2, 1978; two sons-in-law, John Breitweiser and Sloke Blackorby; five brothers, Joseph, Bernard, Vincent, Cletus and Henry Heitzig; and two sisters, Mary Heitzig and Katherine Heitzig. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m., and the Knights of Columbus will have a 4th Degree Chalice presentation at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.

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Aloys Heitzig's wife Mary Lou (French) Heitzig's father George Harrison French's obituary - Died 13-03-1967. George Harrison French, 78, died March 13, in Holy Cross hospital, Jacksonville, where he had been a patient for 3 1/2 months. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton G. Christenson, pastor of First Baptist church, officiated. Internment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. French was a son of the late William & Catherine (Kinney) French and was born in Jersey County December 13, 1888. He had been engaged in farming in Jersey County until his retirement 8 years ago. The family then moved to Jerseyville. He was a charter member of Jersey County Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife, Augusta S. French, Jerseyville, 3 daughters, Mrs. John H. Powers, Jacksonville, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson, Elgin and Mrs. Aloys Heitzig, Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren; 8 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs. Minnie Egelhoff, Jerseyville.

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Aloys Heitzig's wife Mary Lou (French) Heitzig's mother Augusta Stella (Dower) French's obituary - Died 19-01-1976. Augusta Stella French, 88, died January 19, at her home in Jerseyville. The funeral was held January 22 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Robert L. Heintz officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born April 2, 1887 in Jersey County, a daughter of Peter & Mary E. (Vahle) Dower. Her husband, George H. French, died March 13, 1967. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. John H. (Katherine) Powers, Jacksonville, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy Lee) Johnson, Elgin, and Mrs. Aloys (Mary) Heitzig, Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren; 18 g-grandchildren. 1 sister and 1 brother preceded her in death.

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(1aa) Aloys & Mary Lou (French) Heitzig's daughter Roberta (Heitzig) Watson's obituary - Died 03-07-1978. Roberta Watson, 27, of Jerseyville, was killed in a head on collision 2 1/2 miles north of Cabool, MO. She was a passenger in a car driven by Hugh William Meyers of Collinsville, who was also killed and pronounced died at the scene. He was a nephew of Wilmetta Breitweiser, Dow. She was born in Carrollton July 2, 1951, a daughter of Aloys & Mary Lou (French) Heitzig and was a receptionist at McCow Memorial Medical Clinic. Mrs Watson is survived by her husband, Herbie L Watson and 1 daughter, Heather Michelle; her parents; 4 brothers, Larry, Max, Danny and Craig Heitzig; 3 sisters, Connie Fry, Luanne Heitzig and Jan Foiles, and maternal grandmother, Mrs Mary Heitzig. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral Mass was celebrated July 4, at Holy Ghost Church with Fr William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery.

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(5aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's son Vincent Heitzig was born 1-15-1912 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 3-28-1988 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery near Fieldon, in English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Doris Lee Long 12-27-1944 at St. Mary's Catholic Church near Fieldon, IL. She was born 3-31-1925, and 12-8-2000. She was the daughter of Thomas Long and Hazel (Mourning) Davis. They had 5 children-Vincent Edward Heitzig of Jerseyville, Debbie Heitzig who married Terry Dainer of Roselle, IL, BeBe Heitzig who married Mike Hodge of South Lake, Texas, Diane M. Heitzig who married Rick Bain of Jerseyville, IL, and Dennis Heitzig of St. Louis, Mo.

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Vincent Heitzig's wife Doris Lee (Long) Heitzig's obituary - Doris Lee Heitzig, 75, died at 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born March 31, 1925, in Jerseyville, the daughter of Hazel (Mourning) Davis of Jerseyville, and the late Thomas Long. For many years, she lived on their farm near Fieldon, where she assisted on the farm and raised her family of five children alongside her husband, Vincent Heitzig, whom she married Dec. 27, 1944, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon. She lived on the farm until his death March 28, 1988, and moved to town shortly thereafter.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Vincent Edward and Judy Heitzig of Jerseyville, Debbie and Terry Drainer of Roselle, BeBe and Mike Hodge of South Lake, Texas, Dennis Heitzig of St. Louis and Dianna and Rick Bain of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and her brother, Richard Long of California. She is also survived by her care giver who became her dear friend, Mary Sterling. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon. She will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

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Vincent Heitzig's wife Doris Lee (Long) Heitzig's father Thomas Long's obituary - Unknown newspaper, 14 Jan. 1971: "Rites held Sunday for Thos. Long": Final services for Thomas Long, 71, of Jerseyville whose death occurred at 11:25 am Friday at his home in Mississippi township were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the First Baptist church in Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton Christenson officiated at the rites with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. Born 23 Sep. 1899 in Jersey county, he was the son of Thomas and Mary Pickerel Long. At one time he was a foreman at the International Shoe Factory. Mr. Long was a member of the United States Trotting Association. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Long; one daughter, Mrs. Vincent Heitzig of Jerseyville; two sons, Richard Long of Los Angeles, Calif. and Kenneth Long of Jerseyville; two stepsons, John England of Medora and William Bushnell of Roodhouse; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a brother, Orville Long. His parents, one son, and two brothers preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home.

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(1aaa) Vincent and Doris Lee (Long) Heitzig's son - Vincent Edward Heitzig, 61, died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at his home. He was born July 29, 1945, in Alton to Vincent and Doris Lee (Long) Heitzig. His marriage to the former Judy Hays took place on Aug. 10, 1979, in Jerseyville. She survives. He had been a farmer in Westwoods and was a member of the St. Mary's Westwoods Church, Jerseyville Moose, Knights of Columbus, Farm Bureau, and a trustee with Richwood Township.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Nannette Heitzig of Jerseyville and Holly (Heitzig) and Robert Przygoda and their sons, Nathan and Kyle, of St. Louis; two stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Jeff and Lisa Allgood of Girard and their children, Justin, Jarrod, Jordan and Russtin, and Steve and Kathy Allgood of Wood River and their children, Josh, Blake, Zack, Ashley and Alicia; three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Debbie (Heitzig) and Terry Drainer of Grafton, Beatrice (Heitzig) and Mike Hodge of Roanoke, Texas, Dianne (Heitzig) and Rick Bain of Grafton; one brother, Dennis Heitzig of St. Louis; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday at the St. Mary's Westwoods Church in Fieldon. The Rev. William H. Hembrow conducted funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial was at the St. Mary's Westwoods Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Masses or Blessing Hospice of Greene County. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(6aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's son Henry W. Heitzig was born Sept. 10, 1915 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He died Oct. 8, 2010, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Helen L. Handler 6-3-1944 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1920 and died in 1990. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Henry later married Bernice Mary (Mossman) Ferguson Feb. 20, 1993, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. She was born 11-30-1915 in Golden Eagle, Calhoun County, IL and died 10-9-2007 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Her burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Henry W. Heitzig and his 1st wife Helen (Handler) Heitzig had these children-Linda Heitzig and Penny Heitzig.

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Henry W. Heitzig's obituary - Henry W. Heitzig, 95, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville following a brief illness. Henry was born in the Westwoods section of rural Jersey County on Sept. 10, 1915, and was the son of the late Joseph A. and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig. He completed his elementary school years at St. Mary's School near Fieldon and from there entered the Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. His freshman year was interrupted by a lengthy illness, so he returned home where he recuperated for a few years and began working for his uncles. He was ultimately able to finish high school and graduated from Jersey Township High School in 1936. Henry began working for Fleming Oil Company in the mid-1940s as a Mobil gas distributor and retired as their manager in the early 1990s. He also operated the Jerseyville Eastern Railroad for 10 years and was involved in farming his entire life. Henry was a loyal member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. He was always very active in his beloved church, faithfully serving as a trustee at the time of his death. One of his last contributions at the age of 90 was serving on the committee that presented the proposal for the building of the Father William Hembrow Center to the Diocese of Springfield. His opinion was always respected and valued. He was also the driving force for the success of the Holy Ghost summer picnic and raffle well into his 80s.

Henry was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years, achieving the rank of 4th degree. During his lifetime, he was also a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Westlake Country Club, Jersey County Farm Bureau and the Jersey County Historical Society. He married the former Helen Handler on June 3, 1944, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, and she died on Feb. 12, 1990. He later married Bernice (Mossman) Ferguson on Feb. 20, 1993, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2007. He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and TJ Meyer and Linda and Roger Distlehort, all of Springfield; four stepsons, Larry, Ron, Dave and Joe Ferguson; four grandchildren, Michael, Kelly, Heidi and Hans; several stepgrandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Aloys and Mary Lou Heitzig; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Margaret and Max Nowak, and Leona Green; and two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Heitzig and Leona Heitzig, all of Jerseyville. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. As a resident of Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past four years, he leaves behind many friends and caring staff members there as well. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Vincent, Cletus, Bernard and Joseph Heitzig; and two sisters, Mary and Katherine Heitzig, as well as an infant sister. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a short prayer service will be said at 3:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will conduct a chalice presentation at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery west of Jerseyville on Highway 16. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorial contributions in Henry's memory may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School or to Masses. Henry enriched all of our lives with his smile, easy friendliness and love of visiting. He will be missed.

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Henry W. Heitzig's 1st wife Helen (Handler) Heitzig's obituary - Helen (Handler) Heitzig; b: 18 Jun 1920, Jerseyville, Il.; d: 12 Feb 1990, St. Louis, Mo.; bu: St. Mary's Cemetery, Fieldon, Il.; m: Henry W. Heitzig on 3 Jun 1944 in Fieldon, Il.; fa: Oscar F. Handler; ;mo: Emily Widman. A resident of Jerseyville, Il. Survived by her husband; two daughters: Linda Distlehorst and Penny Myer, both of Springfield; two grand and two step-grandchildren; and a sister: Jane Gilmore of Jacksonville. Preceded by an infant brother.

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Henry Heitzig's 2nd wife Bernice Mary (Mossman) Ferguson Heitzig's obituary - Bernice Mary (Mossman) Ferguson Heitzig, 91, died at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born Nov. 30, 1915, in southern Calhoun County in Golden Eagle, she was the middle child of Louis and Mary (Horman) Mossman. She attended Fruitland School, a one-room schoolhouse located near the Golden Eagle Ferry, as well as parochial schools in Brussels. She graduated from Jersey Township High School with the class of 1933. In her early years, she was employed as a dental assistant in the practice of Dr. Bryan Caffery until her marriage in 1935 to Lawrence Samuel Ferguson. They were married at St. Francis Xavier Church by Father J.J. Clancy and they shared the responsibilities and joys of raising four sons. They were married for 43 years and he died in May 1978. In 1989, she married Earl McNear and he died four years later. In 1992, she moved to Jerseyville, where she was again blessed. She met Henry Heitzig and they married on Feb. 20, 1993, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. They have enjoyed 14 years together.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Marjorie Ferguson of Alton, Ronald and Lela Ferguson of Jerseyville, David and Kathleen Ferguson of Oxford, Conn. and Joseph and Terry Ferguson of Davenport, Fla.; two stepdaughters and their spouses, Linda and Roger Diestelhorst and Penny and TJ Meyer, all of Springfield; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Julie and Bill Christiansen, Claude and Jennifer Ferguson, all of Jerseyville, Nancy and Kenny Scott and Michael Ferguson, all of Fieldon, Mary Ellen and Jim Sabitini of Affton, Mo., Beth and Wayne Watts of Hillsboro, Mo., Susan and Scott Turner of Casper, Wyo., Kathy and Bob Carr of Edwardsville, Patty Ferguson of Columbia, Mo., and Patrick, Ann and Grace Erin Ferguson of Oxford; six stepgrandchildren, Lori and Peggianne Christiansen, Michael Meyer, Kelly Meyer, Heidi Hampton, and Hans Diestelhorst; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Held of Brussels. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Frank Mossman. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a rosary recitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Father William Hembrow Center in Jerseyville or to masses.

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(7aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's daughter Leona Heitzig was born near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Adrian E. "Bill" Green Jr 2-12-1947 in Jersey County, IL. Adrian E. "Bill" Green Jr. and Leona (Heitzig) Green had 5 children-Mike Green, Bill Green, Tom Green, Mary Kay Green, and Barb Green.

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Leona Heitzig's husband Adrian E. "Bill" Green Jr's obituary - Adrian E. "Bill" Green Jr, 57, of Jerseyville, died November 22 in the emergency room of Jersey County Memorial hospital. He had been ill for some time. The WWII veteran was a welder at Mcdonnill Douglas in St. Louis. Born January 11, 1924 in Jerseyville, he was a son of Adrian Green Sr & and the late Marguerite (Kappel) Green. He is survived by his wife, Leona (Heitzig) Green whom he married February 123, 1947 at St. Mary Westwoods; 3 sons, Mike, Bill, and Tom Green, Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mary Kay Allen, Jerseyville and Barb Olmstead, Dow; 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and 1 sister, Rosemary Kadell. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Francis church by Fr Patrick Morrow. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Rosary was recited at funeral home and military rites were conducted by American Legion No 492 at graveside. Memorials may be given to memorial masses.

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(8aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's daughter Mary Heitzig was born near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(9aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's daughter Mary Margaret Heitzig was born on Oct. 5, 1923, on the Heitzig family farm in Westwoods, near Fieldon. IL. She died Jan. 25, 2013 in Jerseyville, IL. Her burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery near Fieldon, IL. She married Max J. Nowak on Sept. 3, 1947, at St. Mary's Catholic Church near Fieldon, IL. They had 4 children-Judy Nowak, Gary Nowak, Marilyn Nowak, and David Nowak.

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Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's daughter Mary Margaret (Heitzig) Nowak's obituary - Mary Margaret (Heitzig) Nowak, 89, of Jerseyville, died peacefully at 11:32 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where she had been a resident for the past year. She was born on Oct. 5, 1923, on the Heitzig family farm in Westwoods, near Fieldon, the eighth of 10 children born to the late Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig. Raised in a hardworking family, Mary was always proud to be a "country girl." As a young woman, Mary worked at International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville until the birth of her first child.  Later, in 1958, she began working part time at Rudolph's Department Store in Jerseyville and was employed there for more than 30 years until her retirement. She married Max J. Nowak on Sept. 3, 1947, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westwoods, and they have shared more than 65 years together. 

In addition to her husband, Max, surviving are her four children and their spouses, Judy and Sam Tapson of Elkhorn, Wis., Gary and Christi Nowak of Edwardsville, Marilyn and Ron Swearingin of Jerseyville, and David and Jill Nowak of Chesterfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Sean Tapson of St. Charles, Ill., Michael Tapson of Chicago, Erica Proctor of Edwardsville, Jessica Roentz of Jerseyville, Ryan Swearingin of Carrollton, Lauren Swearingin of Edwardsville, and Marritt Nowak of Chesterfield, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Carly and Morgan Tapson, Mia Tapson, and Ella and Josie Proctor; a sister, Leona Green of Jerseyville, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Cletus, Vincent, Henry, Bernard, Aloys and Joseph Heitzig; and two sisters, Mary Magdalen and Katherine Heitzig. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery near Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.

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Mary Margaret (Heitzig) Nowak's husband Max Joseph Nowak's obituary - Max Joseph Nowak, 91, passed away peacefully at 6:15 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was born in Brenham, Texas on January 14, 1922 the youngest of five children born to the late Max & Theresa (Nowicki) Nowak. He graduated from Jersey Township High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he was employed at International Shoe Factory, and retired from Mc-Donnell Douglas Corporation in 1984 after 27 years of service. He married the former Mary Margaret Heitzig on September 3, 1947 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, and they shared more than 65 years together before her passing on January 25, 2013. Surviving are his four children & their spouses, Judy & Sam Tapson of Elkhorn, Wi., Gary & Christi Nowak of Edwardsville, Marilyn & Ron Swearingin of Jerseyville, and David & Jill Nowak of Chesterfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren & their spouses, Sean & Dawn Tapson of St. Charles, Il., Michael Tapson of Chicago, Erica & Adam Proctor of Edwardsville, Jessica & Randy Roentz of Jerseyville, Ryan & Jane Swearingin and Lauren Swearingin all of Edwardsville, and Marritt Nowak of Chesterfield, MO.; five great grandchildren, Carly & Morgan Tapson, Mia Tapson, Ella & Josie Proctor, and another Swearingin great granddaughter on the way; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters & brothers in law, Janie & Julius Weaver, Clara & Presley Schoeneman, Victoria & Ike Pribilski, and Martha & Curtis Thomas. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. Max was proud to have served as a Homecoming Spirit at Jersey Comunity High School, and memorial contributions in his honor can be mad to the JCHS Homecoming Spirit Fund to benefit Panther athletics.

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(10aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig's daughter Katherine Heitzig was born near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(11aa) Joseph and Mary (Schmieder) Heitzig had a child who died in infancy.

(2a) Frederick Heitzig and his 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig's son William Henry Heitzig Sr. was born July 20, 1885 near Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, and died February 1986 Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL. He was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married Magdalena "Lena" Schmieder 6-2-1915 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born in 1890 and died in 1981. She was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL. Children of William Henry and Magdalena (Schmieder) Heitzig Sr. were-William Henry "Billy" Heitzig Jr., Angela Heitzig, Herbert Heitzig, Gerald Heitzig, Rita Heitzig, Theresa Heitzig, Justin Heitzig born 21 Jul 1923, died 11 Jan 1926, buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL, and another son who died in infancy.

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(1aa) William Henry and Magdalena (Schmieder) Heitzig Sr.'s son William Henry "Billy" Heitzig Jr.'s obituary - William Henry "Billy" Heitzig Jr., 82, died suddenly on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his residence. He was born on the family farm in Fieldon on March 10, 1938, the son of the late William Henry and Magdalena (Schmieder) Heitzig Sr. Billy enlisted with the U.S. Army and served overseas in Germany for a number of years. After his discharge he returned back to Jersey County where he resumed his lifetime association with farming, and also was employed as a driver for Gorman Brothers Ready Mix in Jerseyville for more than 40 years. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, Knights of Columbus, and was formerly active with the Elks Lodge, all in Jerseyville, and enjoyed his visits to the Alton Belle Casino. He married the former Wilma Elizabeth Collins on Feb. 4, 1956, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville and they shared 42 years together before she was tragically killed in an automobile accident along with her sister-in-law, Phyllis, on Oct. 26, 1998.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Otho Kinser of Roodhouse; a sister, Angela Hansen of Jerseyville; a sister-in-law, Essie Heitzig of Fieldon; a brother-in-law and his wife, John and Frances Bray of Jerseyville; numerous nieces and nephews, including a special nephew and his wife, Greg and Linda Heitzig of Fieldon; along with a grandpuppy, Sammi Jo of Roodhouse. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister-in-law, Herbert Heitzig and Gerald and his wife, Phyllis Heitzig; two brothers in infancy; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rita and her husband, Roman Beiermann and Theresa Bray; and a brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Hansen. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, until time of funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon. Father William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon, where Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville. Crawford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) William Henry and Magdalena (Schmieder) Heitzig Sr.'s daughter Rita Heitzig married Roman Charles Beiermann Sr. They are deceased. They had 12 children: Roman Charles Beiermann Jr., Gary Beiermann, Kent Beiermann, Ruth (Beiermann) Oversmith, Sharon (Beiermann) Hazelwonder, Carol (Beiermann) Gray, Joan (Beiermann) Hileman, Rosemary Beiermann, Brenda (Beiermann) Stamper, Rhonda (Beiermann) Trask, Annette (Beiermann) Hoekstra, and Rebecca (Beiermann) Myers.

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(1aaa) William Henry and Magdalena (Schmieder) Heitzig Sr.'s grandson and their daughter Rita (Heitzig) Beiermann's son Roman Charles Beiermann Jr.'s obituary - Roman Charles Beiermann Jr., 62, passed away suddenly at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, after a battle with bladder cancer, courageously fought with dignity. R.C. was born in Carrollton on July 24, 1949, one of 12 children born to the late Roman Charles and Rita (Heitzig) Beiermann Jr. He was raised in Jerseyville, and graduated in 1967 from Jersey Community High School. He was a man of solid principles, and based his life on three important values: faith, family and work. He was devoted to all three. He began his employment right out of high school with ConAgra, and was employed there for 43 years, with the exception of the time he spent serving his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, retiring in 2010. He married the former Catherine "Kate" Powers on April 23, 1974, at the Peace United Church of Christ, and during their 37-year marriage they became the proud parents of three children and he became PaPa to seven grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Kate Beiermann of Jerseyville; three children and their spouses, Craig and Rebekah Beiermann of Jerseyville, Marc and Tara Beiermann of Godfrey, and Jenna and Ben Baro of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Christopher Beiermann, Kennah Short, Delaney Beiermann, Hallie Beiermann, Dane Beiermann, Jayce Baro and Jada Baro; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Gary Beiermann, and Kent and Turese Beiermann, all of Jerseyville; nine sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth Oversmith of Dunwoody, Ga., Sharon Hazelwonder and Carol and Larry Gray, all of Jerseyville; Joan and Ed Hileman of Grafton, Rosemary Beiermann of Jerseyville, Brenda and Joe Stamper of Grafton, Rhonda Trask, Annette and Kenny Hoekstra, and Rebecca Myers, all of Jerseyville; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) or to Masses in care of the funeral home.

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(3aa) William Henry and Magdalena (Schmieder) Heitzig Sr.'s son Herbert Joseph Heitzig's wife Mary Estalene "Essie" (Lyles) Heitzig's obituary - FIELDON — Mary Estalene "Essie" Heitzig, 91, died at 9:53 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2015 surrounded by her loving family after period of declining health. She was born in Jersey County on Aug. 3, 1924, the daughter of the late Harry and Edna Mae (Devening) Lyles. Being from a large family, Essie learned early on the meaning of hard work, loyalty to family, and a strong belief in God, praying the Rosary daily. She married Herbert Joseph Heitzig on Nov. 8, 1944, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, and together they raised their children in a loving home, where they instilled into them their same values of hard work, love of one another, and a solid foundation on which to base their lives. Herb and Essie shared nearly 54 years together before his death on April 8, 1998. In her early years, Essie worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, but after her marriage, she concentrated on raising her family and running the family trucking business from home. She enjoyed her family, as well as the gambling boat, and had a fondess for the slot machines. Surviving are her six children and their spouses, Sandra and Don Mayberry of Jerseyville, Donna and Bill West of Jerseyville, Greg and Linda Heitzig of Fieldon, Karen "Worm" Heitzig of Fieldon, Lisa and Bill Darr of Fieldon, and Marla and Randy Russell of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Jill and Randy Fraley of Grafton, Jennifer and John Myers, Leah and Richie Ruyle, Lindsey and John Lane, Luke and Jenny Heitzig, AJ and Nikki Heitzig, all of Jerseyville, Dia and Dale East of Bennington, Ne., Casey and Rick Anderson, Aaron Darr, and Adam and LeAnn Russell, all of Fieldon, and Jarrod and Tina Russell of Jerseyville; 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harry "Dick" Lyles of Jerseyville, James Lyles of Kane, and Robert Lyles of Jerseyville; five sisters, Lillie Wilson of Jerseyville, Cora Hadlock of Casper, Wyo., Nora Jones of Jerseyville, Edith Dugger of Jerseyville, and Janice O'Brian of Lake Ozark, Mo. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Edward Heitzig; two brothers, L.C. Lyles and Herbert Lyles; and five sisters, Myrtle Alice Lyles, Violet Lyles, Ruby WIlliams, Geraldine Hazel "Pete" Jones and Marcella "Mickey" Wallace. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, until time of funeral mass at 1 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon. Father William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to either the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville, Blessing Hospice of Greene County, or to the Alzheimer's Association . Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

(3a) Frederick Heitzig and his 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig's daughter Nellie Heitzig was born in 1890 in Jersey Co., IL, and died in 1959 in Jersey Co., IL. She was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL.

(4a) Frederick Heitzig and his 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig's Son Edward Heitzig was born 01-28-1892 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 02-15-1972 in Jersey Co., IL. She was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL.

(5a) Frederick Heitzig and his 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig's daughter Bertha Christine Heitzig was born 07-28-1898 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 08-16-1988 in Jersey Co., IL. She was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey Co., IL.

(6a) Frederick Heitzig and his 2nd wife Josephine (Goetten) Heitzig's daughter Elizabeth Katherine Heitzig was born Dec. 22, 1899 in Jersey County, IL, and died Dec. 9, 1994 in Jersey County, Illinois. She married John Michael Duggan Oct. 1, 1924 in Jersey Co., IL. He was born June 13, 1901 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, and died Nov. 18, 1933 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, son of John and Anna (Walsh) Duggan. John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan had 3 children-Edward Joseph Duggan, John Frederick Duggan, and Lelia Duggan.

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(1aa) John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan's son Edward Joseph Duggan's obituary - Edward Joseph Duggan, 84, passed away at 12:55 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law in Jerseyville, where he had resided the last several years. Born on May 13, 1928, at his parents' residence in Jerseyville, he was one of three children of the late John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan. After the early death of his father, his mother moved the family back to her childhood home in Fieldon, where he and his siblings were raised. In 1948, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, and after basic training, he was sent to Japan. In 1950, he was sent back the U.S., and was enlisted in the reserves. That same year he was recalled to active duty and sent to Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, as well as a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus member, lifelong member of the VFW, and an Ambassador with the Jersey County Business Association. All his close friends and family lovingly knew him as "Pops" and the gift of his smile made your day a lot happier. After his honorable discharge in 1952, Ed became employed at McDonnell Douglas, Inc., now known as Boeing Aircraft. He retired in 1990 after 38 years of service as an assistant foreman in production control. During that same period, he also managed the Stadium Theatre in Jerseyville for over 12 years. He married the former Gladys M. Seidler of Calhoun County on Sept. 5, 1953, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon. Together they were the parents of six children, but were only able to enjoy nearly 16 years together before her untimely death at 39 years of age on April 29, 1969, however, she has remained in his heart ever since.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Goldie (Teney) Duggan of Jerseyville, three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and John Huisinga of Clinton, Paula and Charles Hoffstetter of Dover, Tenn., and Melody and Dan Percy of St. Peters, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Betty Duggan of Fieldon; a sister and brother-in-law, Lelia and Gervese Roundcount of Eldred; and many nieces, nephews and their families. In addition to his parents and wife, Gladys, he was preceded in death by two sons that he dearly missed, Thomas Eugene Duggan in 1971, and Robert Joseph Duggan on Aug. 23, 2002; a great nephew, Dusty, his second wife, Ann, and a companion, Jackie. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where prayers will be said at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Fr. William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be alongside his wife and sons at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. A luncheon will follow at the Knights of Columbus in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to masses or to the Illinois Valley Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville, in honor of his son, Robert. He will be sadly missed by all.

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(1aaa) Edward Joseph Duggan's and Gladys M. (Seidler) Duggan's son Thomas Eugene Duggan's obituary - DUGGAN. Died 07-09-1971. Thomas Eugene Duggan, 11, died unexpectedly, July 9. He was the son of Edward J. Duggan of Jerseyville and was attending summer school at Jerseyville West elementary school. Thomas Eugene collapsed as he and his classmates and the on duty teacher were returning to the class room, following recess on the playground. Recognizing the boy was in serious trouble, Principal Kenneth Breden was summoned and the ambulance called although resuscitation was administered continually, he was dead on arrival at Jersey Community hospital. The boy had not mentioned not feeling well. The autopsy report had not yet been received. A funeral mass for the young boy was celebrated by Rev. Fr Robert Heintz at the church of the Holy Ghost and burial was in St. Mary cemetery, Fieldon. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Thomas Eugene was born in Alton, July 2, 1960 and had completed his fourth grade at Holy Ghost school. Surviving in addition to his father, are 2 brothers, Michael and Robert Duggan; 3 sisters, Patricia, Paula and Melody Duggan of Jerseyville, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Duggan of Fieldon. The death of the boy's mother, Gladys (Siedler) Duggan, occurred April 29, 1969.

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(2aa) John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan's son John Frederick Duggan's obituary - FIELDON — John Frederick Duggan, 82, died peacefully at 3:33 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his residence under the loving care of his family. He was born in Jerseyville on Sept. 22, 1933, one of three children born to John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan. After the early death of his father, John's mother moved the family back to her childhood home in Fieldon. He graduated from Jersey Township High School, and served his country proudly with the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He owned and operated Duggan's TV and Electric in Fieldon for over 30 years, and retired in 1993 from the United States Postal Service where he served as the rural mail carrier for Fieldon. John was a man of varied interests and could carry on a conversation about anything with anyone. Aviation was his passion, and he attended Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, where he attained his instrument rating and commercial pilot's license. After retirement, John and Betty enjoyed traveling throughout the country with their airport club friends. Very community oriented, John was a member of the Fieldon Volunteer Fire Department and the Fieldon Booster Club, along with St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, as well as a lifetime member of the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492. He married the former Betty A. Stemmler on April 19, 1958, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, and together they built a beautiful life together forming a family, a close knit and loving family. Surviving are his wife, Betty Duggan of Fieldon; four children and their spouses, Darlene and Richard Schannot of Godfrey, John Wayne and Tammy Duggan of Fieldon, Connie and Jeff Blackorby of Jerseyville, and Sharon and James Lumma of Godfrey; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Barbie and Kevin McCormick of Dow, Dean and Sarah Schannot of Jerseyville, John and Lindsey Duggan and Liz Duggan, all of Fieldon, Chrissy and Chris McElyea of Jerseyville, Beau Blackorby and Brittney Blackorby, both of Jerseyville, and Tyler Lumma and Marcus Lumma, both of Godfrey; eight great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Libby and Emma McCormick, Hudson and Bentley Schannot, Bayley Duggan, Ezra and Gabriel McElyea; his sister and brother-in-law, Lelia and Gervese Roundcount of Eldred; along with many nieces and nephews and their families, and some very dedicated and loving caregivers. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Duggan on Aug. 13, 2012. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 28 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 29 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to the Jersey County Health Department.

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(1aaaa) John M. and Elizabeth K. (Heitzig) Duggan's daughter Lelia (Duggan) Roundcount's grandson and her daughter Tammy M. (Roundcount) Hainsfurther's son Dustin Matthew "Dusty" Hainsfurther's obituary - Dustin Matthew "Dusty" Hainsfurther, 21, of Carlinville, passed away close to his residence as a result of an automobile accident Saturday morning, June 4, 2011. He was born Friday, Jan. 12, 1990, in Jacksonville, the son of Mitchell A. and Tammy M. (Roundcount) Hainsfurther. Dusty graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 2008. Dusty would have been a senior at the University of Missouri "Mizzou" at Columbia, Mo., where he was majoring in Personal Financial Management with a minor in Finance. Dusty was an avid duck and goose hunter and all around outdoorsman. He was a well known and respected trainer of Labrador Retrievers. Dusty was loved by many and will be missed by all that entered his life. He was a member of Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville. Survivors included his parents, Mitch A. and Tammy M. (Roundcount) Hainsfurther of Carlinville; brothers, Brandon Jeffers of St. Louis and Jacob Hainsfurther of Carlinville; grandparents, Gervese and Lelia Roundcount of Eldred; grandfather, Albert Hainsfurther of Winchester; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nancy Hainsfurther. Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery in Carlinville. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL]

John Jacob Depper

John Jacob Depper was born 22 Jun 1818 in Bavaria, Germany. He died 15 Mar 1905 in IL. He was a son of Johann Philipp Depper born 1788/1789 in Bavaria, Germany, and Susanna Catherina Mathes born 4 Mar 1791 in Freinsheim, Germany. John Jacob Depper was a grandson of Johan George Depper born 21 Dec 1751 in Bensheim, Hessen, Gemany, and Maria Eva Wegler born abt. 1756 in Germany. John Jacob Depper was a great grandson of Johan Georg Depper born 1725 in Bensheim, Hessen, Gemany, and Catherina. John Jacob Depper was a great great grandson of Joannes Depper born 1691 in Germany.

John Jacob Depper married Helena (or Magdalena) Miller (or Mohle/Mohler) 15 Mar 1851 (or 1857) in St.Louis, MO. She was born 22 Jan 1833 in Hannover, Germany, and died 28 Nov 1818 in Golden Eagle, Calhoun Co., IL. She was a daughter of Henry Miller (or Mohle/Mohler) born 29 Sept 1808 in Bavaria, Germany, died 18 Jan 1886, and Charlotte Hincy born 29 Sep 1809 in Hesse, Germany, died 18 Jan 1886 in Calhoun Co., IL. Helena (or Magdalena) Miller (or Mohle/Mohler) Depper married 2nd Stephan Sibus Sippus, 29 Nov 1907 in Calhoun Co., IL. Stephan Sibus Sippus was born abt. 1829 in Hannover, Germany, and died in 1913 in Calhoun Co., IL.

Children of John Jacob Depper and Helena (or Magdalena) Miller (or Mohle/Mohler) were-Charles D. Depper born 13 Jan 1853 in St. Louis, MO, died 28 Nov 1924 in Batchtown, Calhoun Co., IL, married 1st Emma Atwood Anderson, married 2nd Mary Lee Depper, married 3rd Mary Loyd, married 4th Martha Qualls Cunningham; William Depper born 11 May 1858 in St. Louis, MO, died 10 Jan 1930 in Calhoun Co., IL, married Louisa Depper; Henry John Depper (or John Henry Depper) born 22 Jan 1861 in Brussels, Calhoun Co., IL, died 16 Feb 1945 in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL, married Caroline Volkert; John F. Depper born Jun 1863 in IL, died 19 Dec 1928 in Grafton, IL, married Tilly Ophelia Qualls; Martin Henry Depper born 30 Sep 1865 in IL, died Nov 1935 in Calhoun Co., IL, married Sophia Gose; Minna Wilhelmina Mena Depper born 23 Feb 1869 Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died 9 Jul 1924 in Brussels, Calhoun Co., IL, married Dutrich Jacobs; Peter F. Depper b 1871 in IL; Frederick Jacob Bernard Depper born 12 Mar 1871 in IL, 17 Apr 1954 in Tucson, Mesa Co., Arizona, married Blanche Isabel East.

Henry J. Depper

John Jacob Depper and Helena (or Magdalena) Miller or Mohle/Mohler's son Henry John Depper (or John Henry Depper) was born 22 Jan 1861 in Brussels, Calhoun Co., IL, and died 16 Feb 1945 in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL. He married Caroline Volkert 14 Apr 1888 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper had 8 children-Edward Pearl Depper, Bertha Henrietta Fredricka Depper, Grace D. Depper, Alice Laura Depper, Henry Depper, Roy Fred Depper, Barney Depper, and Bennie Depper.

(1) Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's son Edward Pearl Depper was born in Brussels, Calhoun County, March 25, 1894. He died Nov 20, 1959 in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, in Godfrey, Madison Co., IL. He married Lucy R. Reed 06 Dec 1916 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born January 10, 1892 in West Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Reed. She died in Mar 1971 at Jersey Community hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, in Godfrey, Madison Co., IL. Children of Edward and Lucy (Reed) Depper were-Edward Reed Depper, Richard Depper, James L. Depper, and Anna M. Depper.

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Edward Pearl Depper's obituary - died 11-20-1959. Buried Valhalla cemetery. Edward Pearl Depper, 65 years, 7 months, 21 days, died November 20. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, November 23. The Grafton resident was born in Calhoun County, March 25, 1894, a son of the late Henry J. & Caroline (Volkert) Depper. Until his health failed he had followed the carpentry trade.

Surviving are his wife, Lucy Depper; 1 daughter, Mrs. Orville Hoelscher of Godfrey; 3 sons, Edward R. Depper of Fieldon, Richard Depper of Utica, Michigan, and James Depper of Red Bud; 3 sisters, Mrs. Max Zimmerman of Grafton, Mrs. George Grizzle of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Wilbur Williams of Rockbridge, 10 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren.Obits

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Edward Pearl Depper's wife Lucy R. (Reed) Depper's obituary - Died 03-1971. Lucy R. Depper, 79, of Grafton, died at Jersey Community hospital. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Mel King of Greenville, SC, conducted the services. Interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park. She was born January 10, 1892 in West Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Reed. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Orville (Ann Maria) Hoelscher, Godfrey; and 3 sons, Edward Reed Depper of Nebo, Richard Depper of Utica, Michigan, and James Depper of Cobden; 11 grandchildren; and 12 g-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Jersey Community hospital fund.

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(1a) Edward and Lucy (Reed) Depper's son Edward Reed Depper Sr. was born on February 27, 1922 in Hamilton, IL, and passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2008 in Quincy, IL. He was married to Doris Virginia Lenington born June 19, 1924, died Dec. 8, 1997 in Brighton, Jersey, Co., IL, the daughter of Ernest Clayton Lenington born 1-16-1904 in MO, died in 1977 in Bethalto, Madison Co., IL, and Marie Turnbull born in 1908. Doris's father Ernest Clayton Lenington was a son of John Milton Lenington (1869-1942) and Cora Belle Shackelford (1879-1967). Edward R. Depper farmed in the Fieldon, IL area in the 1950's and 1960's, and later moved from the Fieldon, Jersey County, IL area, and farmed in the Nebo, Pike Co., IL area. Edward and Doris (Lenington) Depper had 3 children-Edward Reed "Bud" Depper, Beverly Jean "Jeannie" Depper, and Terry Depper.

(Note: Edward R. Depper farmed in the Fieldon, IL area in the 1950's and 1960's near my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's farm when I was a boy, and I went to school with his son Edward "Buddy" Depper.)

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(2a) Edward and Lucy (Reed) Depper's daughter Anna M. Depper's husband - Orville E. Hoelscher, 89, died at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born May 5, 1914, in Okawville, Ill., to Henry and Rose (Englehart) Hoelscher. He married the former Anna M. Depper in 1946 in Carlyle, Ill. She lives in Grafton. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a self-employed auto body repair shop owner/operator. He also was an accomplished artist and sculptor, working with welding steel rods and turning out realistic pieces that ranged from American Indians on horseback to unusual-looking garden ornaments. He sculpted the "Wind River Spirit" statue in Grafton as well as many other creative pieces and helped form the Greater Mississippi Arts Council during the 1970s, serving as vice president.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Dallas Elfgen of Dow; six grandchildren, Joe and Jim Romano, Carmen Schenato, Robert and Brenda Elfgen and Kasey Robinson; two great-grandchildren, Katey Robinson and Jessica Romano; a sister, Bernice Furtwengler of Bonne Terre, Mo.; a brother, Roy Hoelscher of Bonne Terre; and a nephew and his wife, Joe and Joanne Hoelscher of Breese, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Henry, Earl and Jack Hoelscher. Services was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. The Rev. Charles Schwaab officiated. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the American Arthritis Foundation.

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Edward and Lucy (Reed) Depper's daughter Anna M. Depper's husband Orville E. Hoelscher was a metal sculptor artist. Here is an article about him and his artwork - Article from: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), September 6, 1999 - - In a culmination of nearly five years of effort, metal sculptor Orville Hoelscher will unveil his newest creation at the third annual Grafton Art Fair this Sunday. The life-sized sculpture is a Native American woman gripping a container of water and holding up her right arm on which an eagle is perched. The artist calls his metal artwork "Wind River Esprit." "The scale model was done in 1995, and I've been working on this one for over a year," said Hoelscher, 85, from his cozy workshop behind his brick home. "It's the largest commission I've ever done." The art fair was originally scheduled to be a weekend event, but it is now planned for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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(3a) Edward and Lucy (Reed) Depper's son James L. Depper's wife Fern (Tolle) Depper's obituary - Fern L. Tolle Depper, 79, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab Center in Hardin. She was born March 11, 1929, in Godfrey to George and Bessie (Watson) Tolle. She married James L. Depper on Dec. 1, 1950, in Grafton, and he survives. In her early years of marriage, she was a hostess at Pere Marquette Lodge. She and her husband ran the Giant City Lodge in Giant City State Park for 21 years and also owned a cattle farm near Cobden, Ill., during those years. Beginning in 1983, they owned and operated Deppers Restaurant in North Alton for many years.

Surviving are two brothers, James and George Tolle of Godfrey; three sisters, Mary Pohlman of Godfrey, Shirley Warner of Godfrey and Helen Hickerson of Alton. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Clara Beard, Mina Burns and Alma DeSherlia. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, with the Rev. Chris Hucker officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to the Godfrey Congregational Church. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(4a) Edward and Lucy (Reed) Depper's son Richard H. Depper was born Feb. 21, 1926, and died Dec. 3, 1989 in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

(2) Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's daughter Bertha Henrietta Fredricka Depper was born February 28, 1896 in Brussels, Calhoun Co., IL. She died May 03, 1978 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was at Scenic Hill cemetery, Grafton, Jersey Co., IL. She married Maximillian Earhart Zimmerman August 5, 1914 in Carrollton. He died November 11, 1962. Children of Maximillian Earhart Zimmerman and Bertha Henrietta Fredricka (Depper) Zimmerman were-Max Zimmerman, Donald Zimmerman, Russell L. Zimmerman, Alice Kathryn Zimmerman, Doris Maxine Zimmerman, and Vera Zimmerman.

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Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's daughter Bertha Henrietta Fredricka (Depper) Zimmerman's obituary - Bertha Henrietta Fredricka (Depper) Zimmerman died 05-03-1978. Mrs. Bertha Henrietta Fredricka Zimmerman, 82, of Rural Route 1 Grafton was dead on arrival at 4:10 pm may 3 at Jersey Community hospital. Born February 28, 1896 in Brussels, she was a daughter of Henry & Carolyn Depper. She married Maximillian Earhart Zimmerman August 5, 1914 in Carrollton. He died November 11,1962.

Her survivors are 3 sons, Max and Donald of Grafton and Russell of Alton; 2 Daughters, Alice Young of Alton and Doris Cates of Carrollton, oh; 2 Sisters, Grace Grizzle of Jerseyville and Alice Williams of Rockbridge; 12 grandchildren; 5 g-grandchildren. Her parents, husband, 1 daughter, 4 brothers and 1 sister preceded her in death. Visitation will be after 4 pm May 5 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday at the Funeral Home by Rev. James Pepper. Burial will be in Scenic Hill cemetery, Grafton. Memorials may be given to the heart fund and American Cancer Society.

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(1a) Maximillion Earhart and Bertha Henrietta (Depper) Zimmerman Sr's son Russell L. Zimmerman's obituary - Russell L. Zimmerman, 62, died at 12:10 pm Sunday, January 1, 1989 at Alton Memorial hospital, following a brief illness. Born in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Max E. & Bertha (Depper) Zimmerman Sr. On March 29, 1951, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, he married Kathleen (Lagemann) Zimmerman and she survives.

Also surviving are 3 daughters, Terri White of Grafton, Linda Zimmerman of Pueble, Oc, and Sheila Zimmerman Roe of Alton; 2 brothers, Max and Donald Zimmerman, both of Grafton; and 2 Sisters, Alice Young of Alton and Doris Cates of Belle Fontaine, Ohio. 1 sister preceded him in death. Visitation was 11 am Wednesday until time of services at 1 pm at Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Rev. Kenneth C. Dobson officiated. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian church of Alton building fund.

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(2a) Maximillion Earhart and Bertha Henrietta (Depper) Zimmerman's daughter Alice Kathryn (Zimmerman) Young's obituary - Alice Kathryn Young, 94, died at 4:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at her residence. She was born on June 28, 1915, in Grafton, daughter of Max and Bertha (Depper) Zimmerman. She married William Young on June 15, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. He passed away on Aug. 12, 2006. Alice was employed at Famous Barr in the office for 45 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Evangelical Church of Christ. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting, giving special gifts that she made to all the nieces and nephews. She loved the simple things in life, especially spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by one sister, Doris Cates of Scio, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Russell, Donald and Max Zimmerman; and one sister, Vera Zimmerman. In celebration of her life, visitation will be from noon until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey, with Pastor Jerry MeCaskey officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Evangelical Church of Christ.

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(3a) Maximillion Earhart and Bertha Henrietta (Depper) Zimmerman's daughter Doris Maxine (Zimmerman) Cates's obituary - Doris Maxine (Zimmerman) Cates, age 77, of Scio, Ohio passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010, in her residence. Born March 27, 1933, in Jerseyville, IL, she was a daughter of the late Maximillion Earhardt and Bertha Henrietta (Depper) Zimmerman. On Sept. 12, 1952, she married Charles W. Cates who passed away Sept. 6, 2004. She was a member of Carrollton, Ohio Baptist Temple. She and her husband were former owners of the True Value Store in Bellefontaine, Ohio and owned and operated a Western Auto store in Petersburg, IL. She enjoyed family and traveling.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Cates of Carrollton, Ohio and Gerald Lewis (Tina) Cates of Malvern, Ohio; three daughters, Janet (John) Barrett of Canton, IL, Bernice (Donald Kevin) Kimmons of Pleasant Plains, IL, and Sandra Lea Cates of Poplar Buff, MO; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at Carrollton Baptist Temple with Pastor Nathan Snode officiating.  Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Scio, Ohio. Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ohio.

(3) Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's daughter - Grace D. (Depper) Grizzle, 87, of Jerseyville d. April 10, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. She was a home maker, former cook at a local restaurant, and a former nurse's aide at a local nursing home. She was born February 18, 1902 in Calhoun county to Henry & Caroline (Valkart) Depper. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Jerseyville and Women of the Moose Lodge 695. In April 1920, she married Charles Humiston, who d. April 28, 1964. On January 30, 1949, in Jerseyville, she married George R Grizzle who d. February 14, 1986.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Juanita Dabbs, Jerseyville and Florence Humiston, Payson, AZ; 1 son, Darrell Humiston, Scottsdale, AZ; 17 grandchildren; 11 g-grandchildren- 1 g-g-grandchild; and 1 sister, Alice Williams of Rockbridge. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Francis Humiston; 1 sister Betha Zimmerman; 4 brothers, Roy, Ben, Henry and Edward Depper. Funeral Services were held April 13 at Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Kane cemetery. Rev Lary Hayes and Rev Darrin Hughes officiated. Arrangements in charge of Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Assembly of God Church.

(4) Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's daughter - Alice Laura (Depper) Williams, 92, died at 5:57 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. She was born April 9, 1909, in Dow to the late Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper. She married Wilbur C. Williams June 22, 1932, in Carrollton. He died Feb. 26, 1991. A 1928 graduate of Jerseyville Township High School, she had been a schoolteacher and served as Rockbridge postmistress for 30 years, retiring July 1990. A member of the Rockbridge United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Rockbridge United Methodist Women, having served as president for five years, and was vice president at the time of her death. She was treasurer of Witt Cemetery Association, Rockbridge I Precinct committeewoman, member of the Greene County Democratic Women's Club, Royal Neighbors of America, Tri County Postal Association and Jerseyville Moose Lodge Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Adele and Dale Justice of Bethalto; a son, Charles E. "Bud" Williams of Greenfield; seven grandchildren, Jana and her husband, George Moran Jr., of Granite City, Brian Justice of Godfrey, Kevin and his wife, Diane Williams, Diana and her husband, Steve Schirz, and Lori and her husband, Gale Joyce, all of Greenfield, Jeff Williams of Hazelwood and Julie Stribling of Ashland, Ill.; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Zimmerman, Grace Grizzle and an infant, and four brothers, Henry, Roy, Edward and Ben Depper. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield. The Rev. James Schuetz officiated at services at 1:30 p.m. at the Rockbridge United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Witt Cemetery in Rockbridge. Memorials may be given to the Rockbridge United Methodist Church or Witt Cemetery.

(5) Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's son George Richard (Henry) Depper was born in 1891 in Calhoun, Co., IL, and died in 1917 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in Newbern Cemetery Mississippi Township, Jersey Co., IL.

Henry Depper's obituary - Died 05-1917. Henry Depper, 26, son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Depper, 9 miles sw of town. Funeral from Newbern church, Rev. Fahnstock officiating. Burial in Newbern cemetery.

(6) Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's son Roy Fred Depper was born 21 Feb 1897 in Calhoun Co., IL. He died 27 Dec 1944. I don't have any other information about their son Roy Fred Depper.

(7) Henry and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's son Barney Depper was born in 1892. I don't have any other information about their son Barney Depper.

(8) Henry J. and Caroline (Volkert) Depper's son Ben Depper was born 18 June 1892 in Calhoun Co., IL. He is deceased. I don't have any other information about their son Ben Depper.

John F. Depper

John F. Depper was born Jun 1863 in IL, and died 19 Dec 1928 in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL. He was a son of John Jacob Depper and Helena or Magdalena Miller or (Mohle/Mohler) Depper. He married Tilly Ophelia Qualls May 24, 1897 in Brussels, Calhoun Co., IL, daughter of John Qualls. She was born in 1870, and died 7 Apr 1929 in Jersey Co., IL. Ophelia had been married previously to a Shulte and had a son Joseph Shulte. Children of John F. and Ophelia (Qualls) Depper were-Fred A. Depper, John W. Depper, Edward M. Depper, and Minnie Depper.

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John F. Depper's obituary - Died 12-19-1928. John F. Depper, 64, died December 19. Funeral was held in Grafton, Rev. C. J. Struebing officiating. Burial was in Hartford cemetery. He was born in Brussels, Calhoun County, on June 16, 1864, son of John F. & Lena Depper. He married Ophelia (Qualls) Depper May 24, 1897. He leaves 3 sons, Fred A, of Machens, Missouri, and John W. and Edward M. of Grafton; 1 daughter, Mrs. Minnie Wise of Fidelity; 1 step son, John W. Schultz, 4 brothers, Henry of Dow, William and Martin of Golden Eagle, and Fred of West Frankfort, IL; and 4 grandchildren. He had lived in Calhoun County until 1919 when he moved to Grafton.

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(1) John F. & Ophelia (Qualls) Depper's son John "Jack" William Depper's obituary - Died 06-27-1978. John "Jack" William Depper, 83, of Bethalto Care Center died June 27, at Wood River Township Hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Orlen Lane officiated and burial was in Hartford cemetery, Grafton. He was born September 4, 1894 in Grafton, a son of John F. & Ophelia (Quail) Depper and had formerly worked in a saw mill. His survivors are 2 brothers, Edward H. of Jerseyville and Fred Depper of Louisiana, Missouri, 1 half brother, Joseph Scoulte of TN and 1 sister, Mrs. Minnie E. Wise of Greenfield.

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(2) John F. & Ophelia (Qualls) Depper's son Edward Depper's obituary - Edward Depper, 84, died January 2, 1989, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. Depper retired in 1970 from Olin Corporation of East Alton after 30 years of service. Born in Golden Eagle, he was the son of the late John & Olphia (Qualls) Depper. His wife Lillian (Lane) Depper, died December 10, 1988. Surviving are 3 sons, Harold Depper of Delhi, Julius "Pete" Depper of Piasa and Robert Depper of Alton; 2 Daughters, Doris Denby of Carlinville and Barbara McCoy of Alton; 15 grandchildren; and 25 g-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were 1 son, Paul Depper; 1 daughter, Betty; 3 brothers, Fred, Jack, and Joe Depper; and 1 sister, Minnie Wise. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there by Rev. Clyde Shaw and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Heart Assoc. or Gospel Assembly Church where he had been a member.

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Edward Depper's 2nd wife Lillian L. (Lane) Depper's obituary - Died 12-10-1988. Lillian L. Depper, 77, died December 10, 1988 at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville, after a lengthy illness. She worked for International Shoe Company, Jerseyville for 18 years, and was a nurse's aide at Jersey Community hospital 15 years, retiring in 1976. Born in Mississippi County, Missouri, her parents were the late Abraham & Cordie (Pullum) Lane. Her first husband, died November 15, 1952. She later married Edward Depper, and he survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Clarence J. and Robert E. Sams, both of Jerseyville, and Lloyd M. Sams of St. Jocob; 9 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Orlen, Delbert and David Lane, all of Jerseyville; and 1 sister, Juanita Thomas of Jerseyville. Preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Leonard and Audris Lane. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville. Rev. Clyde Shaw officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church where she was a member.

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(1a) Edward Depper and his 1st wife Lola (Ennis) Depper's son Paul E. Depper died during service in the Korean War.

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(2a) Edward Depper and his 1st wife Lola (Ennis) Depper's son Robert Lamar Depper was born 16 Dec 1932 in IL, and died 5 Mar 2006 in Godfrey, Madison Co., IL. He married Nelda JoAnn Hooper 26 Dec 1951 in Jersey Co., IL.

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(1aaaa) Robert L. and Nelda JoAnn (Hooper) Depper's great granddaughter Mika Mary Link's obituary - Mika Mary Link passed away at birth on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was the daughter of Rick Link and Trena Wells of Moro. She is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Richard and Brenda Link of Moro; Carol Little of Cottage Hills; Glenn and Debra Cooper of Dorsey; Bill and Nancy Wells of Roxana; great- grandparents, JoAnn Depper of Godfrey; Leslie and Mary Cooper of Dorsey; William Wells of Alton; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mika was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Hazel Wells, Robert Depper, Homer and Mary Link, Fred and Edna Rose. Private memorial services will be at a later date for the immediate family. "Forever Our Angel". Arrangements are by Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral in Alton.

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(3a) Edward Depper and his 1st wife Lola (Ennis) Depper's son Harold Depper's wife Irene (Starner) Depper Perdun's obituary - Irene Depper-Perdun, 80, died at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Jerseyville Manor. She was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Greenville, Ill., to Claude D. and Tabitha Belle (Myers) Starner. She married William E. Perdun April 15, 1991, in Jerseyville. He died Dec. 14, 1996. She had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville and as care case manager for Tri-County Counseling and Human Services. She also started and operated Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Jerseyville and Jerseyville American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one son, Maurice Depper of Dow; two daughters, Sandra and Nathan Bailey of Granite City and Lisa and Bill VanHoose of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Kimberly Depper, Richie Miller, Rachel (Jonathan) Beemer, Cody, Tiffany, Billy and Dustin VanHoose; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bertha Miller, Ida Lucille Scott, and Irma and Vincent Lehr, all of Jerseyville In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dennis Depper; brother, Everett Starner; sisters, Claudine Forester, Verma Starner, and Margaret Walker. Visitation will be from 9 until service time at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Jon Lorch will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery In Lieu of Flowers, First Southern Baptist Church or Alzheimer's Assocation Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Edward Depper and his 1st wife Lola (Ennis) Depper's grandson and his son Harold Depper's son Dennis Depper's obituary - Died 07-11-1988. Dennis Depper, 35, died November 7, 1988 at Barnes hospital in St. Louis, following a brief illness. Depper, who had taught school since 1981, had been employed by Northwestern School District at Palmyra the past 4 years. Born in Carrollton, he was the son of Harold Depper of Delhi & Irene (Starner) Depper of Jerseyville. In addition to his parents, survivors are 1 brother, Maurice Depper of Hillsboro; 2 Sisters, Sandra Thompson of Godfrey and Lisa Depper of Jerseyville; and his paternal grandmother, Lola Calame of Alton. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were at the first southern Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Revs Frank Marshall and Ron Woodrum officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church where Mr. Depper was a member.

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(4a) Edward Depper and his 1st wife Lola (Ennis) Depper's son Julius M. "Pete" Depper's obituary - Julius M. "Pete" Depper, 81, died at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton. He was born in Grafton on June 7, 1931, and was the son of the late Edward and Lola (Ennis) Depper. Pete served his country during the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Navy on the USS CA-133 Toledo, and after the war and his honorable discharge; he enlisted with the U.S. Air Force. He worked for many years in the 22 inch mill at Laclede Steel in Alton, retiring in 1991. He married the former Jessie Moore on July 3, 1955, in Alton, and they recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Depper of Piasa; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Mike Miller of Alton; a granddaughter, Jessica Odell of Alton; and a sister, Doris Denby of Gillespie. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lola and Albert Calame; his father and stepmother, Edward and Lillian Depper; sisters, Betty Depper, Barbara Mitchell; and brothers, Paul, Harold and Robert Depper. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8. Rev. Lee Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in the Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with the Alton VFW Post 1308 conducting military rites.

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(3) John F. & Ophelia (Quall) Depper's son Fred A. Depper's obituary - Died 09-20-1982. Fred A. Depper, 80, died September 20, at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. The retired farmer was born February 8, 1902 in Calhoun County, a son of John & Othelia (Quailes) Depper. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Patrick church in Grafton. His survivors are 1 daughter; 2 step daughters; 1 brother, Edward Depper of Jerseyville and 1 sister, minnie E. Wise, Bethalto. His wife, Mary Luellen (Anderson) Depper, died October 6, 1960. His parents and 2 brothers also preceded him in death.

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