WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 3

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.

Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell, son of William Russell and Jane (maiden name unknown), was born Apr 07, 1797, in Connecticut, and died Nov 1862. Thomas Russell married Abigail Nichols daughter of (father's first name unknown) Nichols and Patience Teft. She was born June 05, 1795. Children of Thomas Russell and Abigail Nichols were-William Russell born May 05, 1826 in New York, and died Nov 24, 1907 in Cherokee Co., Kansas, married Clarissa Amelia Pettit; Thomas Russell born abt. 1836; and Jonathan Russell born abt. 1819, in New York.

William Russell, son of Thomas Russell and Abigail Nichols, was born May 05, 1826 in New York, and died Nov 24, 1907 in Cherokee Co., Kansas. He married Clarissa Amelia Pettit abt. 1854, daughter of Rolfe Pettit and Julie Lyons. She was born Apr 17, 1832 in New York, and died Mar 31, 1901 in Cherokee Co., Kansas. Both buried Borland Cemetery, West Mineral, Kansas. Children of William Russell and Clarissa Amelia Pettit were-Julia Amanda Russell born Aug 21, 1853, died 1922; William Ira Russell born May 11, 1855, Chautaugua Co., New York, died Mar 20, 1919, West Mineral, Kansas; George R. Russell born May 31, 1857, French Creek, Chautauqua Co., New York, died June 11, 1871: Josephine Leona Russell born June 29, 1859, died June 30, 1859, Chautaugua Co., New York; Adaline L. Russell born June 30, 1861, died May 11, 1909; Clarrisa Amelia Russell born Oct 19, 1863, Chautauqua Co., New York, died Mar 05, 1937, Pittsburg, Kansas; Reuben Justus Russell born Jan 24, 1866, Chautauqua Co., New York, died Apr 12, 1936, Jersey County, IL; Byron Gabriel Russell born Feb 20, 1869, New York, died April 11, 1929, West Mineral, Kansas; and Eva A. Russell born Jan 22, 1874, died July 31, 1878, West Mineral, Kansas.

Rev. Reuben Justus Russell

Rev. Reuben J. Russell was born 1-24-1866 Chautauqua Co., New York, and he died 4-12-1936 in Jersey County, IL. He was the son of William and Clarissa Amelia (Pettit) Russell. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Reuben came from Chautuqua Co., New York when he was about 5 years old and his parents settled near Oswego, Kansas. He married Martha Augusta Hand Oct 14, 1883, in Cherokee Co., Kansas, the daughter of Shadrick and Tabitha (Seago) Hand. She was born 8-25-1868, and died 6-17-1930 in Jersey Co., IL. Rev. Reuben Russell was a well known minister in the Fieldon, Nutwood, and Rosedale areas of Jersey County, IL from about 1905 until his death in the 1930's. Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell had 7 children-Alpha Mae Russell, Andrew Justus Russell, Charles William Russell, George Lee Russell, Paul James Russell, Reuben Harold Russell, and Pearl Augusta Russell.

-------------

Rev. Reuben Justus Russell's obituary (the obituary also includes an article regarding the drowning death of Rev. Russell's brother-in-law Henry Hand's son Maurice Hand) - Maurice Hand, 33, Former Altonian, Drowned at Gary, Indiana. He will be buried in Alton. While Henry Hand of Viewland avenue, a building contractor, was in Jerseyville, Sunday, summoned there by the death of his, brother-in-law, the Rev. Reuben Russell, a message was received at his residence here telling of the death by drowning of his son, Maurice Hand, 33, at Gary, Ind. The body will be returned to Alton for funeral services and burial. William. Hand, a brother of the drowning victim, accompanied an Alton undertaker to Gary today to bring back the body. Upon their arrival here the body will be taken to the Gent funeral home where It will remain pending funeral arrangements. Maurice Hand, an employee in a steel mill at Gary, and until seven years ago, a resident of Alton, was drowned while fishing Sunday, according to the message to Alton relatives. A later message announced the body had been recovered eight hours after the drowning, but where or how the drowning occurred had not been learned today. Hand was married in Alton to the former Miss Vivian Davis, who survives with three children. The children are Ralph, 12, Betty, 10, and Maurice, jr., 8. Other survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hand; eight brothers and sisters, William, Nelson, Sherman, Donald, John, Eva and Esther, all of Alton, and Mrs. Florence Newcomb of Gary, Ind. Funeral rites for the brother-in-law of Mr. Hand, the Rev. Russell, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fieldon, The Rev. Russell, an evangelist, had resided in Jersey county for many,years, and had occupied pulpits in different churches there for many years, He had been in failing health for several years, but his condition did not become serious until a week ago, and only a few days ago he had officiated at a funeral. The Rev. Reuben Russell died at his home on Clay street in Jerseyville at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday. He was the son of William and Clarissa A. Pettit Russell, and was born Jan. 6, 1866, in Chautauqua county, New York. He had been In the Pentecostal ministry for 36 years. A former resident of Fieldon, he had occupied the pulpit in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church there many times. The funeral services will conducted at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday by the Rev. Howard Bushnell and the Rev. Elmer Wheeldon following rites at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pearl McGowen, here. Surviving are five sons, Charles, Justus A., and Harold of Fleldon, George L. of Jerseyville, and James Paul of Hardln; two daughters, Mrs. Alpha Dixon of Oswego, Kan., and Mrs. McGowen of Jerseyville; and a sister, Mrs, Carrie Miller of Pittsburg, Kan.; 27 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

---------------

Justus Russell's obituary - Justus Russell, died 11-1968. Justus Russell, 77 years, 4 months, 10 days, of 2146 State St., Granite City, died at 8:45 pm Friday at Alton Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient for 2 weeks. The former western Jersey County farmer was the son of the late Reuben & Martha (Hand) Russell. He was born in Greene County, June 21, 1891 and was a member of the Assembly of God church here. His survivors are his wife, Rev. Olivia Y. Russell; 1 daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Hazel) Ayres, Fieldon; 1 son, Earl Russell; 5 grandchildren; 11 g-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Charles, George, and Harold Russell of Jerseyville, and Paul Russell of Carrollton; 1 sister Mrs. Pearl McGowen of Jerseyville; 1 step-son, Jack Hous of Keokuk, IA, and 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Robert Haynes of Granite City.

-----------------

Justus Russell's wife Alice Mae (Kirchner) Russell's obituary - Mrs. Alice Mae Russell, died 08-09-1952. Mrs. Alice Mae Russell, 62, wife of Justus Russell, died August 9 in Nutwood. The daughter of Benjamin & Susan (Davenport) Kirchner and born in Jersey County, August 16, 1889. She leaves her husband, 2 sons, Everett and Earl Russell of Fieldon, 1 daughter, Mrs. Hazel Ayers of Fieldon, 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, Ed Kirchner of Jerseyville, Elmer Kirchner of Kane, George Kirchner of Fieldon, 2 sisters, Mrs. Adolph Wahl and Mrs. Parker Collins preceded her in death. Rites from Nutwood church with Rev. Thomas Jolly of Eldarado. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery.

--------------

Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell had 3 children-Earl A. "Heavy" Russell, Everett Russell, and Hazel Mae Russell.

-----------------

(1a) Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell's son Earl A. "Heavy Russell was born 8-16-1916 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 7-21-2005 at Jersey Community Hosptal in Jerseyville, IL. He married Esther Linenfelser 9-3-1939 in St. Charles, MO. She was born in Hardin, IL Oct. 26, 1921, and died Jan. 14, 2013 in Jerseyville, IL. They had 1 son, Robert Russell of Godfrey, IL.

---------------

Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell's son Earl A. "Heavy" Russell's obituary - Earl A. "Heavy" Russell, 88, died at 6:43 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born Dec. 16, 1916, in Jersey County, he was the last surviving child of Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell. He married the former Esther Linenfelser on Sept. 3, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo., and the two have shared the last 65 years together. A lifelong farmer, he farmed 375 acres in and around Nutwood and part of Greene County for many years and lived in Nutwood until the flood of 1993 prompted their move to higher ground in Fieldon. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Russell of Godfrey; three grandchildren, Tanya Russell of Godfrey, Dr. Trent and his wife, Julie, Russell of Eldon, Mo., and Todd and his wife, Jennifer, Russell of Godfrey; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Hazel Ayres; and a brother, Everett Russell. Private family memorial services will be held today. His body has been donated for medical research. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

---------------

Earl A. "Heavy" Russell's wife Esther Ann (Linenfelser) Russell's obituary - Esther Ann (Linenfelser) Russell of Jerseyville died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Jerseyville Manor Care Center. She retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Company. Born in Hardin Oct. 26, 1921, she was the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Gierschner) Linenfelser. She married Earl Augusta Russell Sept. 5, 1939. He died in May 2006. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Russell of Godfrey. Grandchildren are Tanya (Tom) Downing of St. Charles, Mo., Dr. Trent (Julie) Russell of Eldon, Mo., Todd (Jennifer) Russell of Godfrey. Great-grandchildren are Parker, Grant, Hunter, Forrest and Lane Russell of Eldon, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers, Alfred and Oliver Linenfelser. In accordance with her wishes, her body was donated to St. Louis University School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St. Louis at a later date. Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

-----------------

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

-----------------

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

-----------

Justus and Alice (Kirchner) Russell's daughter Hazel Mae (Russell) Ayres's obituary - Hazel Mae Ayres, 81, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Jersey Community Hospital inJerseyville. She was born Sept. 3, 1921, in Jersey County, one of three children born to Andrew Justice and Alice (Kirchner) Russell. With the exception of working at Jersey Community High School for a few years, she enjoyed being a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She married Ralph Ayres on Dec. 10, 1938, in St. Charles, Mo., and they shared nearly 44 years together before his death April 20, 1982.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Naomi and Lambert Hagen of Jerseyville and Patricia Phillips of Taylorville, Ill.; six grandchildren, Vicki Turvey of Taylorville, Sue Cates of Fieldon, Jeff Phillips of Newburg, Md., Ryan Phillips of Taylorville, Tony Hagen of Jerseyville and Holly Karsteter of Covington, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Earl Russell of Fieldon. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard A. Phillips, and a brother, Everett Russell. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Chapel) in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Parkinson's Foundation.

----------------

Justus Russell remarried after his first wife Alice (Kirchner) Russell's death. His second wife's name was Olivia and she was a pastor at the Nutwood Union Church in Nutwood, IL for a number of years during the 1950's and 1960's.

(2) Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell's son Charles William Russell was born 7-5-1889 in Oswego, Kansas, and died 1-21-1970 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He married Anna Marie Minard, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Boomer) Minard. She was born 10-1-1898 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She died 7-30-1970 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

----------------

Charles William Russell's obituary - Charles William Russell, died 01-21-1970. Charles William Russell, 80, of Jerseyville died January 21, at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where visitation was held Friday pm. Rev. Roy Hill of Gillespie officiated at the rites. A retired farmer, he was born July 5, 1889 in Oswego, KS, the son of Reuben & Martha (Hand) Russell. He is survived by his wife, Anna (Minard?) Russell; 5 sons, John of Hettick, Clarence of Kane, Alfred, Charles and Donald of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leona Strebel of Jerseyville and Mrs. Esther Branham of Delhi; 24 grandchildren; 7 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Paul Russell of Carrollton and Harold Russell of Jerseyville; and 1 sister Mrs. Pearl McGowen, also of Jerseyville. 2 sons preceded him in death.

-----------------

Charles W. Russell's wife Anna Marie (Minard) Russell's obituary - Anna Marie Russell, died 07-30-1970. Anna Marie Russell, 71, of Jerseyville died Friday am at Jersey Community hospital. Rev. Ronald Hastie of Jerseyville officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born October 1, 1898 at Fieldon, she was the daughter of James & Elizabeth (Boomer) Minard. Her husband, Charles W. Russell preceded her in death. Her survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Leona Roe of Jerseyville and Mrs. Esther Branham of Delhi; 5 sons, John Russell of Hettick, Alfred, Charles and Donald of Jerseyville and Clarence (Pat) of Kane; 24 grandchildren; 2 Brothers, Curtis Minard of Warren, Michigan, and William Minard of Jerseyville. Her husband, 2 sons, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, preceded her in death.

------------------

Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell had these children-John Russell, Clarence Russell, Alfred Russell, Charles Russell Jr, Donald Russell, Leona Russell, and Esther Russell.(1a) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's son John W. Russell is deceased. He married Ruth Audrey Dunham. She was the daughter of Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham. Ruth Audrey Dunham was born 3-21-1926 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL, and she died 7-5-2006 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery. She married John W. Russell 5-18-1946. He died 8-20-1999. They lived in Jerseyville, IL. They had a son John Gregory Russell, and he and his wife Nyla Russell live in Havre, Mont. They have 2 children-John Gregory Russell Jr, and Charise Russell who married Adam Oser of Erie, PA. They had these children-Colton Oser, Allyson Oser, and Jaden Oser (deceased).

----------------

(2a) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's son Clarence "Pat" Russell married Margaret Hetzel 12-1-1956 and they live in Kane, IL.

---------------------

(3a) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's son Donald Russell is deceased. He was born Sept. 25, 1941. He died March 12, 2007, at his home in Jerseyville, IL. He and the former Margaret Adams were married on Dec. 10, 1968, in Grant Town, W.Va. She died Sept. 7, 2006.

---------------

Donald Russell's obituary - Donald Russell, 65, died at 11:34 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1941, to Charles William and Anna Marie (Minard) Russell. He and the former Margaret Adams were married on Dec. 10, 1968, in Grant Town, W.Va. She died Sept. 7, 2006.

Survivors include a sister, Esther Howard of Jerseyville; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Alfred and Jean Russell, Charles and Betty Russell, all of Jerseyville, and Clarence "Pat" and Margaret Russell of Kane. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Russell; and a sister, Leona Roe. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family in care of Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home of Jerseyville.

--------------------

Donald Russell's wife Margaret (Adams) Russell's obituary - Margaret (Adams) Russell, 68, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Willow Rose Health Care in Jerseyville. She was born June 19, 1937, in Grant Town, W.Va., to Julius and Irene (Fitzer) Adams. She married Donald Russell Dec. 10, 1968, in Grant Town. He survives. She was a homemaker and an avid TV watcher and puzzler.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Julius Adams of Elizabethtown, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joe Adams; and a sister, Eleanor Taylor. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the family.

------------------

(4a) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's son Alfred Russell and his wife Jean live in Jerseyville, IL.

------------------

(5a) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's son Charles Russell Jr. lives in Jerseyville, IL. He married Betty Alice Ridenbark Dec. 29, 1956, in Jerseyville. His wife Betty Alice (Ridenbark) Russell is deceased. She died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She was born in Berdan on Aug. 4, 1934, and was the daughter of the late William and Della (Shannon) Ridenbark. Charles and Betty Alice (Ridenbark) Russell Jr. had these children-Dale Russell, Tommy William Russell, and Kevin Charles Russell.

------------------

Charles Russell Jr.'s wife Betty Alice (Ridenbark) Russell's obituary - Betty Alice Russell, 75, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Berdan on Aug. 4, 1934, and was the daughter of the late William and Della (Shannon) Ridenbark. She attended schools in Kane and married Charles Russell Dec. 29, 1956, in Jerseyville. Together, they shared almost 53 years together. An excellent cook, Betty was employed at Stark Shelter Care in Jerseyville, where she prepared the meals and also did housekeeping before retiring in 1991 after 25 years of service.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Russell of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Alice Russell of St. Louis; two sisters, Glenna Honey and Juanita "Sis" Hall, both of Alton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Doris Ridenbark and Gene and Peg Ridenbark, all of Fieldon, Theron and Wanda Ridenbark of Jerseyville, Max Ridenbark of Fieldon; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece and her son, Darlene and Tyler Cox of Alton; and her special caregivers, Brittany, Andrea, Jamie and Janet. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Tommy William Russell, and a 6-year-old son, Kevin Charles Russell; and a brother, Wayne Ridenbark. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. The Rev. David Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Kane Baptist Church, where she was a member.

----------------

(6a) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's daughter Mrs. Leona (Russell) Roe is deceased. She lived in Jerseyville, IL.

-------------------

(7a) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's daughter Mrs. Esther (Russell) Howard lives in Jerseyville, IL.

---------------

(1aa) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's granddaughter and their daughter Esther (Russell) Branham Howards's daughter Crystal Renee (Branham) Breden's obituary - Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for Crystal Renee (Branham) Breden. Mrs. Breden, 48, died April 3 at Alton Memorial Hospital after a brave battle with lung cancer. She was born in Jerseyville on Sept. 3, 1963, the daughter of Esther (Russell) Howard and the late John Branham. She married Michael Breden in 2008. She grew up in Jerseyville and attended Jersey Community High School and Lewis and Clark Community College where she graduated from its nursing program. She began working at Christian Hospital Northeast and Jersey Community Hospital before accepting a position with Boyd Memorial Hospital where she was an RN in the emergency room. Surviving are her husband and mother; two daughters, including Katrina Tucker (Nick Woolsey) of Jerseyville; two step children; seven grandchildren; three brothers, including Michael Branham in Jerseyville; a half sister and other extended family. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to her family in care of the funeral home to assist with funeral and medical expenses.

(3) Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell's son George L. Russell was born 5-11-1894 in Oswego, Kansas. He died 3-14-1968 in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jeseyville, IL. He married 1st Maggie Welch 2-2-1913 in Jerseyville, IL.

-----------------

George L. Russell Sr's obituary - George L. Russell, Sr., Died 03-14-1968. George L. Russell, Sr., 74 years, 10 months, and 3 days, died Friday at 5:55 am at his home on Locke St., Jerseyville. Although he had been in ill health for some time his death was unexpected. Services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where visitation was held. Rev. Bekman Day of Dexter, Missouri, officiated with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Russell was a son of the late Rueben & Martha (Hand) Russell, and was born May 11, 1894, at Oswego, KS. He had resided in Jerseyville 39 years and was a member of Wesleyan Church on Short St.

Surviving Mr. Russell are his wife, Mrs. Nora Russell of Jerseyville, 4 sons, George E. (Bud) Russell, Jr., Ralph Russell, Herschel Russell and Carl Russell, all of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Miss Mildred Russell of Jerseyville; 3 Step-sons, Jake Dean of Jerseyville, Tom Dean of Eldred and James Dean of Carrollton; 3 step daughters, Mrs. Irwin Hamilton of Fieldon, Mrs. Everett Johnson of Kane and Mrs. Butkovich of Wood River; 12 grandchildren; 24 g-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Charles and Harold Russell of Jerseyville and Paul Russell of Carrollton; and 1 sister Mrs. Pearl McGowen of Jerseyville.

-------------------

George and Maggie (Welch) Russell had 5 children-George E. "Bud" Russell Jr, Ralph L. Russell, Herschel L. Russell, Carl W. Russell. and Mildred Russell.

----------------

(1a) George and Maggie (Welch) Russell's son George E. "Bud" Russell was born 1916 in Jerseyvile, IL. He died 5-1-1987 at St. Luke Hospital West in Chesterfield, MO at age 81. He married Dorothy Foster 6-17-1934 in Jersey County, IL. She died 9-5-1995. They are both buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jersyville, IL. They had 4 children-Ralph Eugene Russell, Roger William Russell, Robert Joseph Russell all of Jerseyville, IL, and Priscilla Ann Russell who married Dennis Kent Prough 7-13-1958 and lives in Kane, IL.

--------------------

(1aa) George E. "Bud" and Dorothy (Foster) Russell's son Roger William Russell's obituary - Roger William Russell, 60, formerly of Jerseyville, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital after being diagnosed with cancer in May. He was born Nov. 8, 1946, at home in Jerseyville, one of four children of the late George E. "Bud" and Dorothy (Foster) Russell. He graduated from Jersey Community High School and was a very talented and loving individual. He used his carpentry skills for many years as he worked alongside his father in the construction field and then his brother, Ralph. He also had a unique touch with flowers and designing and was able to help many people make their weddings or special occasions with his keen sense of style. He moved to St. Louis in 1994 after accepting a position as a designer at Baisch & Skinner, where he was still employed.

Survivors include a sister, Priscilla Prough of Kane; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph E. and June Russell of Jerseyville; a sister-in-law, Judy Russell of Jerseyville; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and truly many friends. In accordance with his wishes, his remains were cremated, and a celebration of life service will be held at Squires in St. Louis. His ashes will be interred at a later date on his parents' lot in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee in care of Crawford Funeral Home, 1308 State Highway 109, Jerseyville, IL 62052.

--------------

(2aa) George "Bud" and Dorothy M. (Foster) Russell's son Ralph Eugene Russell's obituary - Ralph Eugene Russell, 75, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, at John Cochrans Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Jerseyville, one of four children born to George "Bud" and Dorothy M. (Foster) Russell. Ralph began working as a meatcutter in Carrollton before joining the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he returned to his hometown and began a lifelong career as a carpenter, joining his father in the family business, Bud Russell & Sons Construction. In an effort to better serve his family, he would work in any capacity at Busch's Bowling Lanes in the evenings as well. In his later years, he also was working in general maintenance for the city of Jerseyville, mending and fixing whatever was broke. He was a lifetime member of the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492, serving as past commander and participating in many veterans' funerals as a member of the color guard. He married the former June Bain on March 7, 1953, at the home of his parents in Jerseyville. They have shared the past 57 years together and raised five children.

Surviving are his wife, June; five children and their spouses, Randy and Marla Russell of Jerseyville, Linda and Greg Heitzig of Fieldon, Billy and Cindy Russell and Craig and Beth Russell, all of Jerseyville, Amy and Mark Riley of Springfield, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Priscilla Prough of Kane; and a sister-in-law, Judy Russell of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Russell on May 22, 1997, and Roger Russell on Dec. 29, 2006. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Longtime friend Ed Boker will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military rites. Family and friends are invited to join Ralph's family at the Elks Lodge in Jerseyville, where they will continue to celebrate the life of Ralph. Memorials may be given to the Cruiseaders Foundation, a local group assisting Jersey County children with autism.

-------------

Ralph Eugene Russell's wife June (Bain) Russell's brother Donald Dean Bain's obituary - Donald Dean Bain, 79, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 25, 1932, in Patterson, the son of Lewis Henry and Joyce Mardell (Goacher) Bain. Donald was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Laclede Steel Company in Alton after 28 years of service. His varied interests included being an avid fisherman, antique tractor enthusiast, as well as a talented craftsman. He was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ and American Legion Post 492, both in Jerseyville, and enjoyed his daily morning coffee bunch at Hardees. He married the former June Elizabeth Jackson on April 11, 1953, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. She survives.

Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Dianne Bain of Jerseyville; three daughters and sons-in-laws, Connie and John Goetten of Jerseyville, Lugene and Tarry Bridgewater of Iowa City, Iowa and Lisa and Scott Moore of Jerseyville; his grandchildren include, Chad Goetten, Heather Bridgewater Lewis, Tiffany Goetten Williams, Jerrod Bridgewater, Brittney Bain, Joshua Moore, and Brett Moore; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, June Russell of Jerseyville and Karen and Glen King of Eldred; a brother-in-law, Tom Dunnagan of Hannibal, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant siblings; one sister, Judy Dunnagan; one brother in law, Ralph Russell; and a granddaughter, Ashley Moore. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16. The Rev. Theodore Englesdorfer will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, where the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to either the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville or to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

--------------

(3aa) George "Bud" and Dorothy M. (Foster) Russell's son Robert Joseph Russell was born in Jersey County, Illinois. He died May 22, 1997 in Jersey County, Illinois. He married Judy East, the daughter of Vernon East and Rosalie M. (Narup) East Hughes.

-------------

Robert Joseph Russell's wife Judy (East) Russell's mother Rosalie M. (Narup) East Hughes's obituary - GREENFIELD – Rosalie M. (Narup) Hughes, 90, died peacefully at 1:30 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2016, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where she had been a resident for the past several months. She was born on September 14, 1925 in Batchtown, one of nine children born to the late Charles and Catherine (Mossman) Narup. Rosalie married Vernon East on July 2, 1949, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon and together they shared in 28 years of marriage and made their home in Fieldon for a short time before moving to McClusky, where they raised their family. In 1969, Vernon's job took them to Florida where they resided for several years before Vernon's death on January 9, 1978. Shortly after Vernon's death, Rosalie moved back to Jerseyville in 1981 and began working as a Bank Teller and Bookkeeper in East Alton, where she retired after nearly ten years. It was then, that she met and eventually married Patrick "Pat" Hughes on January 23, 1988, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville and the two made their home in Greenfield for the duration of their 28 years of marriage. Rosalie enjoyed spending time outdoors; fishing and working in her yard as well as time spent traveling to many destinations throughout her life, one of her favorites being traveling back to Florida. Above all else, Rosalie enjoyed time spent with her family – all of whom meant the world to her. Surviving are her husband, Pat Hughes of Greenfield; two daughters and a son-in-law, Janice and Lynn Rimbey of Greenfield and Judy Russell of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Janice East of Tallahassee, Florida; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Irene Erwin of Jerseyville, Delores "Dode" Becker of Fischers, Indiana, Norma Glassbrenner of Plainview and Loretta Linenfelser of Jerseyville; as well as a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Dorothy East of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon East; two brothers, Leonard and Jerome Narup; two sisters, Vernetia Gullicksrud and Vera Dunham; and a son-in-law, Bob Russell. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 23, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Societyin care of the funeral home. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

----------------

(2a) George and Maggie (Welch) Russell's son Ralph Lavern Russell died 2-27-1983 at age 66 in a automobile accident. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. He married Kathryn I. McAdams 2-5-1938 in Jersey County, IL. She died 6-13-1993. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. They had 3 children-Fran (Russell) Fosha of Jerseyville, IL, Sharon Yvonne Russell who married Donald Ray Looper 4-4-1959 and lived in Jerseyville, IL, and Gloria (Russell) McClary of Brighton, IL.

Ralph Laverne and Kathryn "Katie" (McAdams) Russell's daughter Sharon (Russell) Looper's obituary - Sharon (Russell) Looper, 61, died at 9:59 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1942, in Jerseyville to Ralph Laverne and Kathryn "Katie" (McAdams) Russell. She married Donald R. Looper on April 4, 1959, in Jerseyville. He was killed in a motor vehicle accident March 5, 1984, shortly before their 25th wedding anniversary. She had previously worked at Fran & Marilyn's restaurant as a waitress before becoming a cook at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, quitting when her husband became ill. After his death she began working again, this time as a sales clerk at Coop's Jewelry in Jerseyville, until her poor health required her retirement. Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Kim and Steve Crader of Jerseyville, Donna and Harley Crader of Jerseyville and Sherrie and Budd Trott, stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey; five grandchildren, Tonya Stahl, Harley Crader Jr., Cassandra Crader, Carmen Crader and Mark Trott; a great-granddaughter, Whitney Stahl; and two sisters, Fran Fosha of Jerseyville and Gloria Wendle of Dow. Besides her parents and husband, preceding her in death was a granddaughter, Brandy Schneider. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home, Jacoby Chapel, in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Ed Haun will officiate. Burial will be near her husband in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to sudden infant death syndrome research.

----------------

(3a) George and Maggie (Welch) Russell's son Herschel L. Russell died 1-6-1995. He lived in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Mary Florence Foster. She is also deceased. Herschel L. and Mary Florence (Foster) Russell had 3 children-Sandra Kay "Sandy" Russell, Shirley J. Russell, and James Russell.

----------------

(1aa) Herschel L. and Mary Florence (Foster) Russell's daughter Sandra Kay "Sandy" (Russell) Hand's obituary - Sandra Kay "Sandy" Hand, 67, died unexpectedly at 9:04 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born in Jerseyville on Feb. 11, 1944, one of three children of the late Herschel L. and Mary Florence (Foster) Russell. Sandy graduated in 1962 from Jersey Community High School, and a year later married Jack L. Hand. The two married on June 15, 1963, at the home of her parents in Jerseyville, and together they shared 43 years together before his death on July 15, 2006. She was employed in numerous businesses in Jerseyville, namely Embley and Son, Sinclair Grocery, Fran and Marilyn's, and served in the Jersey County Fair Office for 32 years. She was also a Jersey County election judge, and looked forward to the "Monthly Birthday Lunches." During their married life, Sandy and Jack were very active and enjoyed participating in numerous bowling and softball leagues. She was also a "cheerleader" for her family, and rarely missed any sporting event that her children or grandchildren were participating in.

Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Tefteller of Godfrey; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Nancy Hand of Jerseyville; three grandchildren, J.T. Tefteller, a freshman at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., Allyson Hand and Anna Hand, both of Jerseyville; a great-granddaughter, McKenzi; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Mary Jane Russell of Jerseyville; a brother-in-law and sister-in- law, Tom and Linda Hand of Godfrey; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Bechtold of Godfrey; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Shirley J. Armstrong; a nephew, Russell Armstrong; and a brother-in-law, James Hand. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the James R. Fosha Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

------------------

(4a) George and Maggie (Welch) Russell's son Carl W. Russell died 4-16-1993. He lived in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Mildred Gentry Jan. 30, 1946, in Baxter, Tenn. She was born July 4, 1923, in Baxter, Tenn., and died Jan. 10, 2011 in Godfrey, IL. They had 3 children-Gerta L. Russell, Patricia Russell, and Kenneth Russell.

--------------

Carl W. Russell's wife Mildred (Gentry) Russell's obituary - Mildred Russell, 87, died at 5:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Blu-Fountain Manor Nursing Home, with her loving family around her. She was born July 4, 1923, in Baxter, Tenn., to Ali Burch and Gertie (Ensor) Gentry. She married Carl W. Russell on Jan. 30, 1946, in Baxter. He died April 16, 1993. Mildred was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful stay-at-home mother who had the pleasure of being able to help raise her grandchildren as her children worked. She was the backbone of the entire family and always kept everyone together. She will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include two daughters, Gerta L. Dooley of Jerseyville and Patricia and David East of Jerseyville; one son, Kenneth and Susie Russell Sr. of Fieldon; grandchildren, Stephanie Abbott and her fiance, Marvin Frazier, Beth and Jeff Rulo, Amanda and Jesse Macias, Kenneth and Kari Russell Jr., Brian and Mary Russell and Latasha Cole; and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Garrett Short; brother, Clifford Gentry; and sister, Naomi Maxwell. Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14. The Rev. Paul Guerin will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association.

-------------------

(5a) George and Maggie (Welch) Russell's daughter Mildred Russell died 11-30-1997. She lived in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

-----------------

George Russell Sr married second to Mrs. Nora B. Dean 4-20-1952 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Edward and Emma (Powell) Meppin. She was born 8-30-1892 in Scott County, IL. She died in Jan. 1979 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyvile, IL. She had 8 children from a previous marriage to Abraham Dean-Alfred Dean (deceased), Abraham Dean (deceased), Jacob Dean (deceased) who lived in Jerseyville, IL, Thomas Dean (deceased) who lived in Eldred, IL, James Dean (deceased) who lived in Carrollton, IL, Mrs. Josephine (Dean) Butkovick (deceased) who lived in Wood River, IL, Mrs. Betty (Dean) Johnson (deceased who lived in Kane, IL, and Mrs. Alice (Dean) Hamilton (deceased) who lived in Fieldon, IL.

--------------------

(1a) George Russell Sr's stepdaughter and his 2nd wife Nora B. (Meppin) Dean Russell's daughter Betty C. (Dean) Johnson's obituary - Betty C. Johnson, 82, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. She was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Jersey County to Abraham and Nora (Maupin) Dean. A homemaker, she married Everett E. Johnson May 10, 1942, in Old Monroe, Mo. He died March 21, 1993.

Surviving are three sons and their wives, Everett and Pat Johnson of Jerseyville, Michael and Mary Jane Johnson of Groveland, Ill., and Dave and Debby Johnson of Waverly, Ill.; two daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Edward "Sonny" McNeal of Petersburg, Ill., and Peg and Bill Mitchell of Kane; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Nicholas Johnson; five brothers, Abraham, Jake, Alfred, Thomas and Jim Dean; and two sisters, Alice Hamilton and Josephine Betkovich. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. The Rev. William H. Hembrow will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Boyd Health Care Services, 800 School St., Carrollton IL 62016. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

(4) Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell's son Paul James Russell, was born July 13, 1902, in Cherokee Co., Kansas, and died September 17, 1971, Jersey Co., IL. Paul J. Russell married Ruth Bartlett 3-24-1921 in Jersey County, IL. They had 2 children-Paul J. Russell Jr, and Margery Lois Russell.

--------------

(1a) Paul J. and Ruth (Bartlett) Russell's son Paul J. Russell Jr. was born 8-29-1923 in Jerseyville, IL. He died 9-17-2003 in Jerseyville, IL. He married Ruth Ewing 9-22-1952. They had 2 daughters-Ruth (Russell) Cox of Olmsted, IL, and Margery (Russell) Newingham (deceased). Paul Russell Jr. also had 2 stepdaughters-Sandra and her husband Ronald Goble of Alton, IL, and Barbara Holtmann of Troy, IL.

---------------

(2a) Paul J. and Ruth (Bartlett) Russell's daughter Margery Lois (Russell) Scheffel's obituary - Margery Lois Scheffel, 83, died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at her residence with her family at her side. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Nutwood, one of two children born to Paul J. and Ruth (Bartlett) Russell. As a young lady she had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville and at Olin in East Alton, but the majority of her time, efforts and love were showered upon her family, which was the center of her life. She married Frank B. Scheffel on Oct. 20, 1965. They shared nearly 35 years together before his death in 1990.

Suriviving are her eight children and their spouses, Ruth Ann Swarringim, Linda and James Holmes, Jack Huett, Bernard Russell Spangle and Robert Spangle all of Jerseyville, David and Brenda Spangle of Bridge City, Texas, Lisa and Fred Summers of Grafton, and Lana Scheffel of Brighton; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Paul and Edith Russell; her mother and stepfather, Ruth and Chris Kraushaar; a daughter, Janice Tepen; a son-in-law, Barry Settles, and a brother, Paul J. Russell Jr. A private family visitation will take place on Friday, March 12. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will take place at the Borlin Cemetery in rural Carrollton.

(5) Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell's son Reuben Harold Russell was born in Oswego, Kansas. He died 2-27-1970 at age 65. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. His wife's name was Lillian. She died 8-11-1993. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. They had 1 son, Richard Russell who is deceased.

-------------------

Reuben Harold Russell's obituary - Ruben Harold Russell, 65 years, 5 months, and 3 days, a retired carpenter of Jerseyville died Wednesday am. Services were held at 1:30 pm Friday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Orlen Lane and Rev. Louis Kappler officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday afternoon. Mr. Russell, a son of the late Reuben & Martha (Hand) Russell, was born in KS. His health had been impaired since incurring injuries in a truck accident several years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Russell; 1 brother, Paul of Carrollton, and 1 sister Mrs. Pearl McGowen of Jerseyville. 1 son, Richard Harold, 3 brothers and 1 sister preceded him in death.

(6) Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell's Daughter Pearl A. Russell was born December 27, 1895 in Kansas, and died April 16, 1983 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She married Edward W. McGowen. He died Jan. 8, 1962. They lived in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She later married Lyman L. Gowling. He died Nov. 21, 1977. Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen had these children-Walter E. McGowen, Opal B. McGowen, Dorothy McGowen, Gladys McGowen, Lawrence McGowen, and Zarder May McGowen.

-------------------

Reuben & Martha (Hand) Russell's daughter Pearl M. (Russell) McGowen Gowling's obituary - Pearl M. Gowling, 87, of Jerseyville died April 16 at Greenwood Manor nursing home. She was born December 27, 1895 in Kansas, daughter of Reuben & Martha (Hand) Russell. Her husband, Lyman Gowling, died November 21, 1977 and she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ed McGowen who died January 8, 1962. Surviving are 2 sons, Walter E. McGowen and Lawrence McGowen of Hardin; 3 daughters, Gladys Ames of Peoria, Opal Priest and Dorothy Timpe of Jerseyville; 9 grandchildren; 15 g-grandchildren; 3 g-g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral service was from Gospel Assembly church April 19 with Rev Clyde Shaw officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

----------------

Pearl (Russell) McGowen Gowling's husband Lyman L. Gowling's obituary - Lyman L. Gowling, 84, of Jerseyville died November 21, 1977 at Jersey County Memorial hospital. He was born June 5, 1893 in Jersey county, a son of George & Fanny (Corzine) Gowling and was a retired farmer. He was a charter member of the Assembly of God church. Surviving are his wife, Pearl (Russell) Gowling; 1 daughter, Mrs Virginia Prosser, Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren, Lyman Fleming and Gene Prosser of Jerseyville and Mrs Lois Call of Mascoutah; 9 g-grandchildren; 5 g-g-grandchildren; 3 step daughters, Mrs Gladys Ames of Peoria and Mrs Opal Priest and Mrs Dorothy Timpe of Jerseyville; 2 stepsons, Lawrence and Walter McGowen of Hardin; and 2 sisters, Mrs Clara Krug of Springfield and Mrs Luella Nowlin of Lake Jackson, TX. His first wife, Nettie Gowling, died in 1967. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville where services were held November 23. Rev Frank Goss officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

--------------

(1a) Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's son Walter E. McGowen married 1st Mary E. Reynolds 4-17-1937 in Jersey County, IL. Walter E. McGowen and his 1st wife Mary E. Reynolds had 1 son-Eugene McGowen. Walter E. McGowen married 2nd Evelyn M. Forbes in 1957. She died in May 1977. Children of Walter E. McGowen and his 2nd wife Evelyn M. Forbes were-Michael McGowen born in 1959, and Timothy McGowen born in 1966. Walter E. McGowen's 3rd wife was the former Ethyl Mae Boomer, the daughter of Roy and Dela Ione (Gettings) Boomer. She and Walter E. McGowen were married 10-20-1978. She had been married previously to William Henry Shultz 10-10-1935, and they had 2 daughters-Patricia Shults and Shirley Shults. Walter E. McGowen married 4th Alvena (Pitchford) Whitwell on Aug. 25, 2006. Walter E. McGowen died Nov. 3, 2010 at his home in Jersey Co., IL.

(Note: Ethel (Boomer) Shults McGowen's first husband William Henry Shults was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. His mother Catherine (Weisner) Shults was a half sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

-------------

Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's son Walter E. McGowen's obituary - Walter McGowen, 94, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Jersey County to Ed and Pearl (Russell) McGowen. He married Ethel R Boomer Sept. 27, 1978, in Jerseyville. She died in August 2002. His second marriage was to Alvena (Pitchford) Whitwell on Aug. 25, 2006, at the Great River Road Opry in Hillview, Ill. He was a retired mechanic at Sunderland Chevrolet in Jerseyville and a member of Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville.

Survivors include his wife, Alvena McGowen of Jerseyville; sons, Gene and Becky McGowen of Brighton, Mike McGowen of Jerseyville, and Tim McGowen of Carrollton; stepson, Randy Wagoner of Rosewood Heights; grandchildren, J.R. McGowen, Michelle Summar, Kelly Graham, Sarah McGowen, Sean McGowen, Derek McGowen; four stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Timpe of Jerseyville. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Gladys Mount and Opal Priest; one brother, Lawrence McGowen; and one stepdaughter Pat Rench. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the funeral home. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

------------------

Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's son Walter McGowen's wife Ethel M. (Boomer) Shults McGowen's obituary - Ethel M. (Boomer) McGowen, 82, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Jersey County to Roy and Delia Ione (Gettings) Boomer. She married William Henry Shults Oct. 10, 1935, in Jerseyville. He died in November 1974. She married Walter E. McGowen Oct. 20, 1978, in Jerseyville. He survives. A homemaker, she was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter and her husband, Pat and Jim Rench of Jerseyville; three stepsons and their wives, Gene and Becky McGowen of Brighton, Mike McGowen and Tim and Tonya McGowen, all of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and four sisters and their husbands, Violet and Wilbert Fraley, Inez and Joe French, Naomi and Charles Webster, all of Jerseyville, and Eva McIntire of Rosewood Heights. Besides her parents and first husband, preceding her in death was a daughter, Shirley Schnieder. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services took place at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Wilbur Cain officiated. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Charity Christian Church Building Fund, Alzheimer's Disease Research or Peace United Church of Christ.

-------------------

(2a) Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's son Lawrence E. McGowen's obituary - Lawrence E. McGowen, 86, died at 12:03 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Jersey Community Hospital Emergency Room. He born on Nov. 12, 1923, at the family home west of Jerseyville on Costello Road, one of six children born to the late Edward & Pearl (Russell) McGowen. On Dec. 20, 1940 he married Edna Williams, and together they had a son. She died Aug. 7, 1997. He later married Wilma A. Reynolds on Dec. 10, 1947, in Alton, and together they too had a son, and shared 61 years of marriage before her death on Feb. 11, 2009. In 1942, Mac enlisted in the U.S. Army, and spend two and a half years overseas during World War II. During that time he joined the First Division as a replacement in the machine gun squad in North Africa. On July 10, 1943 he made the invasion of Sicily and wounded on Aug. 4, 1943. He rejoined his unit on June 6, 1944 and participated in the invasion of France. He recieved his discharge in Oct. 1945, and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star among other medals. He was an avid race face, having raced in Alton, Pittsfield, Fulton, Mo, and St. Louis, as well as various other cities for over 30 years, and loved watching the Nascar series. A mechanic by trade, he began his working career with Jerry Corbett in Hardin, and owned and operated, along with his brother, Walter, McGowen Brothers in Hardin for many years before working at Sunderland Motors in Jerseyville, retiring in 1982 after 15 years of service.

He is survived by two sons & a daughter in law, Robert D. McGowen and Barb of Jerseyville, and Butch and Theresa McGowen of Jerseyville; four grandchildren and their spouses, Danny & Hyeon Chu McGowen of St. Roberts, Mo., David McGowen of Arkansas, Duane McGowen of Mundelein, and Kari & Matt Frizzo of Highland; five great grandchildren; one great great grandson; a brother Walter McGowen of Jerseyville; and a sister, Dorothy Timpe of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Ames, Opal Priest and Zadie McGowen. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Friday until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabiliation Center new expansion project.

------------------

Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's son Lawrence McGowen's wife Wilma A. (Reynolds) McGowen's obituary - Wilma A. McGowen, 85, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Woodville Township in Greene County, Ill., Jan. 28, 1924, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Lydia (Chapman) Reynolds. She married Lawrence "Mac" McGowen on Dec. 10, 1947, in Alton, and together they have shared 61 years together. As a young woman, she was employed in the kitchen and laundry departments at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, and later worked for Owens-Illinois Glass Mfg. in Alton. She also worked for Royce's Restaurant and Calhoun Care Center while she and her husband lived in Hardin.

Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Theresa McGowen of Jerseyville; a stepson, Robert D. McGowen, and his companion, Barb, of Jerseyville; one granddaughter and her husband, Kari and Matt Frizzo of Highland; three step-grandsons, Danny, and his wife, Hyeon Chu McGowen of St. Roberts, Mo., David McGowen of Arkansas and Duane McGowen of Mundelein; five step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; one sister, Charlotte Baglin of Troy; two brothers, Paul D. Reynolds of Collinsville and Larry R. Reynolds of Edwardsville. She was preceded in death by six sisters, Mary Figge, Thelma Miller, Waneta Pinnell, Esther Eggley, Harriet Reynolds and Doris Leffler; and one brother, Lloyd Reynolds Jr. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

------------------

(3a) Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's daughter Gladys (McGowen) Ames's obituary - Gladys (McGowen) Ames, born Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-19-1986. Former Jerseyville resident Gladys (McGowen) Ames, 72, of Peoria, died Nov 19 at a hospital in Peoria. She was born in Jersey county to the late Edward and Pearl McGowen. Survivors include her husband, William Ames; daughter Betty of Peoria; sisters Opal Priest and Dorothy Timpe, both of Jerseyville; brothers Walter McGowen of East Hardin and Lawrence McGowen of Hardin; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

------------------

(4a) Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's daughter Opal (McGowen) Priest's husband Oren J. Priest's obituary - Oren J. Priest, 74, died at 11 pm Wednesday, 20 June 1990 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was an electrician with the Alton Local, retiring in 1974, and was a self-employed auctioneer. Born in Scott County, he was the son of the Late Oren Earl and Nellie (Langford) Priest. He married the former Opal McGowen on 13 April 1940 in St. Charles, Missouri. Surviving are his wife, a son, Don Priest of Carlinville; three Brothers, Orie Priest of Wood River, and Floyd and Donald Priest, both of Florida; and a Sister, Evelyn Rodgers of Oklahoma. A brother, Clarence Priest preceded him in death. Visitation is from 4 to 8 pm Friday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation continues from 10 am until service time a 11 am at Gospel Assembly church in Jerseyville, where he was a member. The Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville.

------------------

(5a) Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's daughter Zarder May McGowen was born 5 Jan 1912, and died 21 Dec 1915. Her burial was in Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

----------------

(6a) Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen's daughter Dorothy Eileene (McGowen) Timpe's obituary - Dorothy Eileene Timpe, 86, died at 2:10 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2012 at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born in Jersey County on March 29, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Edward and Pearl (Russell) McGowen. She married Kenneth Florian Timpe on June 30, 1962 in Godfrey, and they shared nearly 37 years together before his death on April 12, 1999. In her early years, she had worked at the Owens-Illinois Glass Works in Alton, and International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, and St. Louis, Mo. She later worked alongside her husband, Kenneth Timpe in the timber business, skidding logs and driving trucks.

Surviving are a daughter; Barbara Marshall of Jerseyville, a son and daughter-in-law; Albert and Amber Hagen of Brighton, five grandchildren and their spouses; Michael and Missy Marshall of Moro, Christina and Mike Kelso of Alton, Patrick Marshall of Wood River, Robert and Carla Hagen of Brighton, and Beverly and Craig Wallace of Brighton, 11 great-grandchildren; Tyler and Trenton Hagen, Samantha Pohlman, Brittni and Michael Kelso, Krisha and Kirsten Wallace, Travis and Sydney Marshall, Julian Marshall, Sebastian LaDesma, a great-great-granddaughter; Isabella Batson. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law; Marvin Marshall, three sisters; Gladys Mount, Opal Priest and Sadie McGowen, and two brothers; Lawrence McGowen and Walter McGowen. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday, May 21, until time of funeral services at 3 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of all flowers and plants, memorial donations to the Jersey Community Hospital Emergency Room expansion would be greatly appreciated.

(7) Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell's Daughter Alpha Mae Russell was born December 17, 1885, Hallowell, Cherokee Co., Kansas, and died August 26, 1947, Oswego, Labette Co., Kansas. She married Andrew Chambers Dixon Jan 29, 1905 in Columbus, Kansas. He was born March 22, 1877 in Montana, Labette Co., Kansas, and died May 05, 1962 in Oswego, Labette Co., Kansas, buried Oswego Cemetery. Children of Andrew Chambers Dixon and Apha Mae (Russell) Dixon were-William Joseph Dixon born Jan 18, 1906, Oswego, Labette Co., Kansas, died June 1949, Oakland, Oregon; James Henry Dixon born Aug 23, 1908, Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, died Oct 26, 1992, Joplin, MO; Clarence August Dixon born May 23, 1911, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, died Dec 27, 1990, Parsons, Kansas, married Mary Josphine Kreger Aug 11, 1945, Parsons, Kansas; Opal Marie Dixon born June 10, 1915, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL; Ruby Irene Dixon born Mar 05, 1918, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, died Sep 16, 1990, Parsons, Kansas, married John Edward Farran Jan 15, 1947, Parsons, Kansas; Audret Mae Dixon born Jan 14, 1921, Oswego, Labette Co., Kansas, died Apr 24, 1996, Parsons, Kansas, buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

John J. Richey

John J. Richey, son of Stephen and Sarah (Browning) Richey, was born 3 July 1833, in Greene Co., IL, and died 23 Dec 1919, in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL.

(Note: There is a great Richey Family Tree Website which has a vast amount of genenealogy information about John J. Richey's family line at- http://travteach-richey.tripod.com/index.html)

John J. Richey's ancestor Stuart Richey was born on December 25, 1755, in County Donegal, Ireland. Stuart was the son of James Richey and Isabella Stuart. James Richey, who was born about 1710, moved from Scotland to Ireland in the early 1700s. The date and place of his death are not known. James appears to have married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown. He did have at least three sons by her and, according to the will of his son John, he had some daughters. The names of his three sons are John, Robert, and Samuel. After the death of his first wife, James married secondly to Isabella Stuart about 1753/54. As far as has been found, they only had one child: Stuart Richey. Family stories say that Isabella was of the Royal Family of Scotland and England, and that she was disowned because she married James Richey, a commoner. Stuart married Mary Irwin on May 11, 1781, in Ireland. Mary was born in 1756, in Ireland. Different sources have her birth date as either April 21st or May 23rd. Mary was the daughter of William Irwin. Stuart and Mary immigrated to the United States, lived for a while in Pennsylvania, then Ohio, and then Kentucky. They were the parents of seven children-James Richey, born 27 Mar 1782, County Donegal, Ireland, died 22 Oct 1852, Salem, Henry Co., Iowa; Elizabeth Richey, born 21 Apr 1785, County Donegal, Ireland, died 22 Mar 1849, Hamilton Co., PA, maiied James Ware (Weir); Stephen M. Richey (John J. Richey's father), born 12 May 1791, Redstone, Fayette Co., PA, died 30 Mar 1869, Jersey Co., IL; John Richey, born 20 Mar 1793, Redstone, Fayette Co., PA, died 08 Sep 1832, Pike Co., IL; Mary C. Richey, born 15 Dec 1795, Harrison Co., Kentucky, died 06 Mar 1849, Hamilton Co., Ohio; Ellinor Richey, born 07 Jun 1799, Pendleton Co., Kentucky, died 30 Jun 1840; William Irwin Richey, born 13 Sep 1802, Pendleton Co., Kentucky, died 03 Oct 1844, Massac Co., IL.

John J. Richey's father Stephen Richey lived in Cincinnati for several years, then the family relocated to Pendleton & Harrison County, Kentucky. There Stephen grew to manhood. Stephen served during the War of 1812, as a Private in Captain David Oliver's Company, 1st Regiment Ohio Militia (Col. John Riddle's Regiment). Stephen volunteered at Cincinnati on July 5, 1814, for an indefinite period, and continued in actual service for one month and fourteen days. He was honorably discharged at Cincinnati on August 18, 1814. Stephen's brother, John, also served in this unit. Stephen later received bounty-land warrants for his service (see below). Record of Service Roster of Captain David Oliver's Company. Stephen married Sarah Browning on May 28, 1816, in Pendleton County, Kentucky. They were married by the Rev. Alexander Monroe, pastor of the Forks of the Licking Church, a Baptist church located in Falmouth, Pendleton Co., Kentucky. Sarah was born on October 11, 1794, in Clark County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Caleb Browning and Ann Moore. Stephen and Sarah moved from Pendleton Co., Kentucky, shortly after their marriage. In 1817 they were in Greene Township, Hamilton Co., Ohio. In 1829 they left Ohio and went to Pike Co., Illinois, with Stephen's brother John. Stephen went on to Greene Co., IL in the spring of 1830. This area where he lived became part of Jersey County when that county was formed in 1839. Stephen lived the remainder of his life in or near the town of Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois. Stephen and Sarah were the parents of twelve children-William P. Richey, born May 1817, Pendleton Co., Kentucky, died 1883; James B. Richey, born about 1820, Kentucky or Ohio, died between 1860 - 1870; Milton L. Richey, born 2 Jan 1820, Green Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio, died 10 Feb 1883, Grafton, Jersey Co., IL; Mary Ann Richey, born 1824 Hamilton Co., Ohio, died before 1858; Isaac Jacob Richey, born 10 Dec 1825, Hamilton Co., Ohio, died 28 Jul 1876, Jersey Co., IL; Viola Richey, born 1827, died before 1871; Vincent M. Richey, born 27 May 1828, Greene Co., IL, died 27 Jan 1884, near Otterville, Jersey Co., IL; Stephen M. Richey, born 1831, Greene Co., IL, died 4 Mar 1877, Jersey Co., IL; John J. Richey, born 3 July 1833, Greene Co., IL, died 23 December 1919, Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL; Caleb Stuart Richey, born 23 November 1835, IL, died 8 January 1914, Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL; and an unknown son and unknown daughter.

John J. Richey, son of Stephen and Sarah (Browning) Richey, was born 3 July 1833, in Greene Co., IL, and died 23 Dec 1919, in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. John J. Richey married 1st Emeline Bartlett, on December 24, 1857, in Jersey Co., IL. They were married by William Felter, Justice of the Peace. Emeline was born in about 1842, in Illinois. John and Emeline had one child, a daughter. Emeline divorced John while John was serving in the Civil War. The divorce was final on October 18, 1864. Emeline took back her maiden name, and was granted full custody of her daughter. Shortly after her divorce from John was final, Emeline married Francis Barker, on November 28, 1864, in Jersey Co., IL. John served in the Civil War, as a Private in Company D of the 61st Illinois Infantry. He enlisted on January 3, 1862 and served until he mustered out on September 8, 1865. He was engaged at the Battle of Shiloh and the Siege of Vicksburg. John married 2nd Mary Carr on February 4, 1866, in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL. They were married by William Felter. This was the first marriage for Mary. Mary was born on July 10, 1846, in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., Illinois. She was the daughter of William Carr and Catherine Dunham. John and Mary lived in rural Jersey County for most of their lives. They moved to Jerseyville in their later years. John was a farmer. He and Mary were the parents of eleven children-Milton L. Richey, born 30 October 1866, IL, died 1901; George H.P. Richey, born 24 May 1868, died 21 September 1868; Joseph Vincent Richey, born 5 July 1869, Jersey Co., IL, died 10 March 1918, Otter Creek Jersey Co., IL; Charles W. Richey, born 10 August 1871 IL, died 4 February 1899; William L. Richey, born 4 May 1873, died before 1880; James Ora Richey, born 2 December 1874 IL, died 7 February 1908, Jersey Co., IL; John Emory Richey, born 31 January 1879, Jersey Co., IL, died 25 August 1879; Cordelia C. Richey, born 11 November 1881, died prior to 1898; John Henry Richey, born 1 November 1883, IL, died 17 July 1909, Jersey Co., IL; Leslie Richey, born 3 January 1886, died before 1898; and an unknown Richey child. Child of John and Emeline (Bartlett) Richey was-Roseanna Richey, born 24 December 1858, Illinois, died 31 October 1875.

Joseph Vincent Richey

Joseph Vincent Richey was born 7-5-1869, and died 3-10-1918 in Jersey County, IL. He was the son of John J. Richey and Mary (Carr) Richey. He is buried at Armstrong Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Elizabeth Springman 5-3-1903 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Fredrick and Anna (Seago) Springman. She was born 9-23-1885, and died 11-14-1950. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. After her first husband Joseph Vincent Richey's death she married Pearl Smith. Joseph Vincent Richey & Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith had 8 children-Joseph Vincent Richey, Earl C. Richey, Anna Alfretta Richey, Helen Richey, Nell Richey, Loretta Richey, Alice Richey, and Iva Richey. Joseph Vincent Richey was married prior to his marriage to Mary Elizabeth Springman to Minnie Elottie King born 11-2-1871, died 6-8-1898, buried Murphy Cemetery, Story Co., Iowa, and they had a daughter Ethel M. Richey (1893-1988), and a son Howard Lee Richey (1895-1897).

(1) Joseph Vincent Richey & Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith's son Joseph Vincent Richey's obituary - Joseph Vincent Richey, 69, of Jerseyville, died September 18, 1988, at Jersey Community hospital. He was born November 12, 1918, in Jersey County, Otterville Township, the son of the late Joseph Vincent Richey & Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith. He married Ruth (Frazer) Richey December 5, 1942 in El Paso, Texas. She survives. He was a veteran of WWII Army 1st Clavary Div., artillery. He was employed 38 years as a mechanic and service man at Cordes Motor Company in Alton; retiring in 1980. He was a member of American Legion Post 492 and United Methodist church of Jerseyville.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Donna Kay Postelwait of Dow, Marsha R. Schroeder of Grafton; 4 grandsons; 1 g-granddaughter; 6 sisters, Nell Gowin of Granite City, Loretta Doerr of East Alton, Alice Parton of Dow, Iva Osburn of Jerseyville, Annie Osburn of Grafton, Helen Stocker of Bethalto. He was proceeded in death by 1 son, Michael Vincent Richey; 1 brother, Earl Richey, and 1 half-sister, Ethel Maroney. Funeral services were September 21, 1988, at United Methodist church in Jerseyville with Rev. Dan Harry officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery, where military graveside rites were performed by American Legion Post 492. Memorials may be given to United Methodist church in Jerseyville. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

-----------------------

Joseph Vincent Richey's wife Ruth V. (Frazer) Richey's obituary - Ruth V. Richey, 80, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at Jerseyville Manor. She was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Jersey County, to George F. and Lena (Cope) Frazer. She married Joseph Vincent Richey Dec. 5, 1942, in El Paso, Texas. He died Sept. 18, 1988. A homemaker, she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Donna Kay and Urban "Buddy" Postlewait of Jerseyville, Marsha R. and Dale Schroeder of Grafton; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister and brother-in-law, Marcella "Mickey" and Eugene Steinkuehler of Jerseyville; and two sisters-in-law, Helen and Phyllis Frazer, both of Jerseyville. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Vincent Richey; and a brother, George E. Frazer. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon Monday at First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. Pat Schell officiated. Burial was at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

(2) Joseph Vincent Richey & Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith's son Earl C. Richey, Sr.'s obituary - Earl C. Richey, Sr., 82, of Medora, died at 5 pm Friday, November 28, 1986 at Jersey Community hospital. A retired farmer, born in Jersey County, he was a son of the late J. Vincent Richey & Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith. He married Alice (Kaufmann) Richey on January 16, 1928 in Alton, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are 5 daughters, Esther Searls and Doris Elliott, both of Medora, Dorothy Loy of Patterson, California, Joann Taylor of Collinsville, and Loretta Farrell of Alton; 1 son, Earl C. Richey, Jr., of Medora; 24 grandchildren; 23 g-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Nell Gowin of Granite City, Loretta Doerr of East Alton, Alice Parton of Dow, Iva Osburn of Jerseyville, Annie Osburn of Grafton, 1 brother, Joseph Vincent Richey of Jerseyville; and 1 half-sister, Ethel Maroney of Marshalltown, IA. Visitation will be from 5-9 pm Sunday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation was there from 8-11 am Monday when the body was taken to Bethel Baptist church, where visitation was from 12 noon until time of services at 2 pm Monday with Rev. Earl Clagg officiating. Burial was in Medora cemetery. Memorials may be given to Medora ambulance service.

----------------------

(1a) Earl and Alice (Kaufmann) Richey's daughter Jo Ann R. (Richey) Taylor's obituary - Jo Ann R. (Richey) Taylor, 76, died at 9:46 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born Nov. 3, 1932, in Jerseyville, to Earl and Alice (Kaufmann) Richey. She was a teacher at Collinsville High School for 30 years, retiring in 1994. She very much enjoyed playing golf and bowling. She belonged to the Wednesday Major Ladies League for many years. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Laura Powell of Collinsville and Marty and Steven Snellback of Hot Springs, Ark.; three sons and a daughter-in-law, R. Dennis Taylor, Brad Taylor and Gregory and Deb (Mell-Taylor) Taylor of Maplewood, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, Erin, Natasha, Alexandria, Cara, Barry, Alex, Dwight, Brandon, Taylor and Allana; a brother, Earl Richey Jr.; and four sisters, Dorothy Richards, Esther Searles, Doris Elliot and Loretta Farrell. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville.

(3) Joseph Vincent Richey & Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith's daughter Anna Alfretta (Richey) Osburn's husband Clarence L. Osburn's obituary - Clarence L. Osburn, 92, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Born on July 28, 1913, in Dow, he was a son of the late Dell Joseph and Blanche (Crandell) Osburn. He married the former Anna Alfretta Richey on Dec. 11, 1934, in Jacksonville, Ill. She died May 15, 1995. A lifelong farmer and trucker, he retired in 1978. He was a member of Otterville Baptist Church, where at the age of 41, he served as an ordained deacon, farm bureau director and on the Otterville Cemetery board. He was a member of the Grafton Full Moon Masonic Lodge 341 and Order of Eastern Star 990 in Calhoun.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley "Patsy" and Gordon Lueker of Otterville, Elizabeth "Betty" and Jim Henschel of Alton, Sharon and Bill Fleming of Alexander, Ark., and Phyllis and Lloyd Marshall of Grafton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Leslie Lueker; two sisters, Helen Hagen and Nancy Gowin; and three brothers, Pearl, Glen and Jimmy Osburn. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Masonic services by Grafton Full Moon Masonic Lodge at 4 p.m. Visitation was also from 10 until time of services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Otterville Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Helfrich officiating. Burial was at Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the Otterville Baptist Church.

(4) Joseph Vincent Richey & Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith's daughter Helen (Richey) Stocker's obituary - Helen (Richey) Stocker, died 10/16/97. Helen Stocker, 91, of Bethalto, died Oct. 16, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Leroy, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Barbara Faulkner of Brighton, and Connie Kates of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Iva Osborn of Jerseyville, Nell Gowin of Darien, and Alice Parton of Savannah, Ga.; and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

-----------

(1a) LeRoy and Helen (Richey) Stocker's daughter Barbara Lee (Stocker) Faulkner's obituary - BRIGHTON — Barbara Lee Faulkner, 76, of Brighton, died at 12:33 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at St Anthony's Hospital in Alton after a lifetime battle with lupus. She was born in Granite City on July 7, 1938, daughter of LeRoy and Helen (Richey) Stocker, now deceased. She married Jerry E. Faulkner of Brighton on April 8, 1972, in Alton, and he survives. She was a secretary at Lewis and Clark College in Godfrey. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bethalto. She loved her family, enjoyed making jewelry and giving it away, and loved spending time in Ft. Myers, Fla. Survivors include sons, Devin B. Dillon of Roxana, Chip and Gail Faulkner of Bethalto; daughter Faye Gift of Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Connie and Dean Kates of Atlanta, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her wishes were to be cremated. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, Bethalto, where memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Chip Faulkner will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Cemetery in Godfrey at a later date Memorials may be to First Baptist Church, Bethalto. Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton is in charge of arrangements.

(5) Joseph Vincent Richey & Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith's daughter Nell Richey married a man who's last name was Gowin and they lived in Granite City, IL, and later lived in Darien, IL. She is deceased.

(6) Joseph Vincent Richey & Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith's daughter Loretta Richey married a man who's last name was Doerr and they lived in East Alton, IL. She is deceased.

(7) Joseph Vincent Richey & Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith's daughter Alice Richey was a well known Christian missionary in India for a number of years. She married a man who's last name was Parton and they lived in the Dow area of Jersey County, IL, and later lived in Savannah, GA. She is deceased.

(8) Joseph Vincent Richey and Mary Elizabeth (Springman) Richey Smith's daughter Iva E. (Richey) Osburn's obituary - Iva E. Osburn, 95, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2008, at Willow Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville. She was born March 1, 1913, in Jersey County to Joseph Vincent and Elizabeth (Springman) Richey. She married William Ernest Osburn on Dec. 20, 1939, at Lakeside Park in St. Louis County. He died Nov. 4, 1995. She was employed at the Western for three years during World War II and worked for three years at the Principia. She attended Charity Christian Church in Jerseyville.

Survivors include one son, Larry Clifford Osburn; one grandson, Charles David Osburn; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Anna Osburn, Loretta Doerr, Nellie Gowin, Helen Stocker and Alice Parton; two brothers, Earl and Joseph Vincent Richey; and one half sister, Ethel Gray. Visitation will be from 9 until time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Charity Christian Church or American Cancer Society

(9) Joseph Vincent Richey & Minnie (King) Richey's daughter Ethel M (Richey) Gray's obituary - Ethel M (Richey) Gray, 95, of Marshalltown, IA, former Jerseyville resident, died July 17, 1988 at Grandview Heights Nursing Home. Services were held July 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr John Hargrafef officiating. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery, near Melbourne. She was born June 15, 1893, in Story CO to Joseph V & Minnie (King) Richey. She was reared and educated in Story CO, and lived in Denver, CO and Spencer before coming to Marshalltown in 1965. She was first married to Dennis Moroney, and later married John Gray.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Altar & Rosary Society. Mrs Gray was preceded in death by her 2 husbands, 2 children and 1 brother. Surviving are 1 brother, Vincent Richey; 6 sisters, Nell Gowin, Loretta Doerr, Helen Stocker, Ann Osburn and Iva Osburn, all of IL, and Alice Parton of Georgia, and several nieces and nephews. Mr & Mrs Clarence Osburn of Grafton attended the funeral.

John Jacob Depper Family (continued from previous Page) - Unrelated Familes-Page 2

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.

Charles D. Depper

Charles D. Depper was born 13 Jan 1853 in St. Louis, MO. He died 28 Nov 1924 in Batchtown, Calhoun Co., IL. He was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Batchtown, Calhoun Co., IL. He was a son of John Jacob Depper and Helena (or Magdalena) Miller (or Mohle/Mohler). He married 1st Emma Atwood Anderson 18 Jun 1894 in Calhoun Co., IL. Child of Charles D. Depper and his 1st wife Emma Atwood Anderson was-George Martin Depper. Charles D. Depper married 2nd Mary Lee Depper. Children of Charles D. Depper and his 2nd wife Mary Lee Depper were-Al Depper, Fred Depper, Ed Depper, Anna Depper, Rose Depper, and Clara Depper. Charles D. Depper married 3rd Mary Loyd. Children of Charles D. Depper and his 3rd wife Mary Loyd were-M. Bell Depper born abt. 1873 in IL; A. Elizabeth Depper born abt. 1877 in IL; C. W. Albert Depper born abt. 1879 in IL; George Depper born in 1881 in Calhoun Co., IL, died in 1955 in Calhoun Co., IL; Belle M. Depper born 1873 in IL; Elizabeth A. Depper born 1877 in IL; Albert C. W. Depper born 1879 in IL; Clara Depper born March 15, 1887 in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL, died in 1962 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Willis Rister; and Rose (Rosa) Depper born 25 Jul 1882 in IL. Charles D. Depper married 4th Martha (Qualls) Cunningham 21 Jan 1913 in Brussels, Calhoun, IL. She was born 25 Jan 1856, and died 17 May 1942 in Calhoun Co., IL. She was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Batchtown, Calhoun Co., IL.

--------------

(1) Charles D. Depper and his 1st wife Emma Atwood Anderson's son George Martin Depper married Nancy Dilly (sp). Children of George Martin Depper and his wife Nancy Dilly were-George L. Depper born 15 Nov 1925, died Oct. 2, 1999 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Phyllis Colleen Bagley; Velma I. Depper, married William H. Murphy; Ivy M. Depper; Clara V. Depper; Frederick Depper; and Charles Depper.

--------------

(1a) Charles D. Depper and his 1st wife Emma Atwood Anderson's grandson and their son George Martin Depper's son George Lester Depper was born in 1926. He died Oct. 2, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton, IL. He married Phyllis Colleen Bagley, daughter of Ned & Irma Bagley. She had two brothers, Jack Bagley and Joseph Bagley. Jack Bagley worked at Kranich Drug store in Jerseyville, IL. Both Jack Bagley and Joe Bagley graduated from Jerseyville High School in Jerseyville, IL. Phyllis Bagley went to Jerseyville High School all but her Senior year, when her family moved to Alton, IL. Her father, Ned worked at the Democrat News in Jerseyville, IL for quite some time. George Lester Depper and Phyllis (Bagley) Depper had these children-George D. Depper, Kenneth Depper, and Rodney Depper.

----------------

George Lester Depper's obituary - George L. Depper, 73, of Godfrey, died Oct. 2, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Phyllis Bagley, who survives. Also surviving are sons, George of Godfrey, and Kenneth and Rodney, both of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church.

--------------

(1aa) George L. and Phyllis (Bagby) Depper's son Kenneth Depper married Joyce Marie Tharp. She was born 19 Feb 1951. Children of Kenneth Depper and Joyce Tharp are-Nathan Michael Depper, born 10 Aug 1990; and Matthew Charles Depper, born 10 Aug 1990.

---------------

Kenneth Depper's wife Joyce Marie (Tharp) Depper's mother Harriet Carolyn Ellen (Killebrew) Tharp's obituary - Harriet Carolyn Ellen Tharp, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in the emergency room at Salem Hospital in Salem, Mo. She was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Nebo, Ill., one of seven children born to Culver and Minnie (Shonfield) Killebrew. A resident of Kane for many years, Harriet attended and was a member of the Kane Baptist Church. She married Everett L. Tharp in 1947 in Pittsfield. He passed away on April 14, 1995. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Tharp of Fenton, Mo., Joyce and Kenny Depper of Alton and Norma and Van Watkins of Vichy, Mo.; six grandchildren and their spouses, Van Jr. and Heather, Stephanie and Terry, Clayton, Nicole and Kent, Matthew, Nathan; seven great-grandchildren, Claire, Kent Jr., Abby, Jane, Isabella, Caleb and Lily; and two sisters, Mildred Stalions of Paducah, Ky., and Ruth Shaw of Jamul, Calif. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Gertrude Neese; and three brothers, Harold, Raymond and Virgil Killebrew. Visitation will be from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted by her grandson, Kent Stiles. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church.

---------------

(1a) Charles D. Depper and his 3rd wife Mary (Loyd) Depper's daughter Clara (Depper) Rister's obituary - Died 1962. Clara Rister, 75, wife of Willis Rister of Alton died recently. She was born March 15, 1887 in Grafton, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles Depper. She attended Grafton schools and had been in Alton for 50 years. She leaves her husband whom she married August 4, 1924; 2 daughters, Mrs. Vernon Meyenburg of Ottowa and Mrs. Clarence Weber of Alton; 1 son Geo Hethcote of Godfrey; 9 grandchildren and 9 g-grandchildren.

-------------

(2a) Charles D. Depper and his 3rd wife Mary (Loyd) Depper's son C. W. Albert Depper's obituary - Charles Depper, 71, Of Godfrey Dies - Charles Depper, 71, of Curvey street, Godfrey, died Sunday at 5:30 p. m. in Mather nursing home following a long illness. He had been hospitalized since June 8, first at Alton Memorial, and for the past two weeks at the nursing home. Depper was born at Golden Eagle, Calhoun County, March 22, 1879, but had spent the greater part of his life In the North Side. He was married Nov. 12, 1906, to Miss Ethel Kell of Worden. Survivors are his widow; two brothers, George, St. Louis, and Earl Miller of Alton, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Rister of Alton, and Mrs Pearl Stone of Texas. The body is at Gent funeral home where friends may call. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday a 3 p. m. by the Rev. George Kirchner.

Frederick Jacob Bernard Depper

Frederick Jacob Bernard Depper (nickname Pete) was born 12 Mar 1871 in IL, and died 17 Apr 1954 in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona. He was buried in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. He was a son of John Jacob Depper and Helena (or Magdalena) Miller (or Mohle/Mohler). He married Blanche Isabel East in 22 Nov 1894 Troy, Lincoln Co., MO. She was born 22 Jul 1878 in Calhoun Co., IL. She died 06 May 1944 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. She was a daughter of Thomas E. and Clarnida (Harrell) East.

Frederick moved to Southern Arizona in later life. He Lived near Tubac for a while which is almost to the Mexican border. Then lived (with his wife Blanche) south of Tucson adjoining the Yaqui Indian community, just to the east of the Tohono O'Oahdam Indian community and San Xaviar the Catholic Church built when Father Kino came to the area centuries ago. His son Perle Fred and family joined his parents in Southern Arizona about 1930. Tucson was still a small cowtown at that time. Perle Fred moved to Arizona for the climate as he suffered from black lung disease from the mines he worked in Illinois. Frederick Jacob was called Pete, a nickname his mother gave him. He was a very good card player and knew many card tricks. He was also an excellent fiddle player, owning a Stradivarius violin. Frederick (Pete) was a very tall man and a hard worker. He and Perle built their houses, making the adobe and doing the construction themselves with the help of one Mexican man. Pete never drove a car. He walked everywhere or took a bus. He would go downtown in front of the library and play cards. He ended his life in the County hospital. Frederick had broken a hip but died of pneumonia.

Children of Frederick Jacob Bernard Depper and Blanche Isabel (East) Depper were-Grace Depper born 5 Aug 1895 in Elsberry, MO; Carl F. Depper born abt. 1896; Perle Fred Depper born 14 Feb 1897 in Golden Eagle, Calhoun Co., IL; and Esther Hazel Depper born 9 Jul 1902 in IL.

--------------

(1) Frederick Jacob Bernard Depper and Blanche Isabel (East) Depper's son Perle Fred Depper was born 14 Feb 1897 in Golden Eagle, Calhoun Co., IL. He died 11 Nov 1966 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. He married 1st Alta Mary Nangle 18 Aug 1922 in MO or IL. She was born 4 Oct 1898 in West Frankfort, IL. Children of Perle Fred Depper and Alta Mary Nangle were-Wanda May Depper;  Virginia Dale Depper born 19 Jan 1926 in West Frankfort, IL; Billy Dean Depper born 9 May 1928 in West Frankfort, IL; and Geraldine Depper. Perle Fred Depper married 2nd Fairy Hill. Children of Perle Fred Depper and Fairy (Hill) Depper were-Dorman Depper. and Edith Depper.

(Note: Perle Fred Depper was a miner in Illinois and moved with his family to Arizona because he contracted Black Lung disease. He joined his parents in Tucson about 1930. Perle was a tall man with curly black hair. He was very hard working and did a lot of building. He built his own home with the help of his father and a Mexican man. He worked for others, even helping to build the post office in downtown Tucson. He also worked for the fire department at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, and as a maintenance man for individuals in the area. He loved horses and accumulated a nice stable of thoroughbred racing stock. He bought a piece of property north of Tucson that he developed into an irrigated farm with a house and a hay market and raised his horses there. Perle served in the navy during WWI and his ship the Buena Ventura was sunk and he survived for several days in the ocean until rescued by a French destroyer "Tesuerai" (spelling?). Perle was a quiet man, and a non drinker and non smoker. He was very generous and caring, He used to take his wife out to "Little Abners" or "Rodeo City" and drink sodas and watch people dance and listen to the western music. He was hospitalized in Tucson AZ where he died. One source stated from heart problems, another said he died of Uremic poisoning.

--------------

(1a) Perle Fred Depper and his 1st wife Alta Mary (Nangle) Depper's son Billy Dean Depper was born 9 May 1928 in West Frankfort, IL, and died in 1989 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. He married 1st Billie June Grimm Bef. 1945 Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. She was born 15 Jun 1927 in Wellington, Sumner Co., Kansas. Child of Billy Dean Depper and Billie June Grimm was-Sharon Marie Depper. Billy Dean Depper married 2nd Mattie Lee McLenden. Children of Billy Dean Depper and Mattie Lee McLenden were-Fred Depper, Eddie Depper, and Brenda Depper. Billy Dean Depper married 3rd Lucille McGee (previous married name) in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

--------------

(2a) Perle Fred Depper and his 1st wife Alta Mary (Nangle) Depper's daughter Virginia Dale Depper was born 19 Jan 1926 in West Frankfort, IL, and died in Oct. 1993 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. She married 1st Clarence Harrison Tefft. She married 2nd Dr. Dale R. Bertsch. Children of Virginia Depper and her 1st husband Clarence Harrison Tefft were-Cindy Tefft, Vickie Tefft, and Jim Tefft.

(Note: Virginia suffered from Lupus. Everyone called her Gigi. She was a registered nurse and had black hair and was beautiful in appearance. She was living alone next to where her mother had lived when her ex husband Dr. Dale R. Bertsch, a Phoenix anesthesiolog, broke in and murdered her in Oct. 1993. Gigi had called 911 and they heard the murder take place. He was caught and is spending the rest of his life in prison.)

--------------

(Note: Here is an article from Time Magazine regarding the murder of Virginia Depper at - http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,983050-6,00.html ----- Virginia Depper was sitting in her bedroom on a quiet October evening near Tucson, Arizona, when two bullets shattered her window. As she was on the phone to 911, she began to scream in terror. She was being bludgeoned to death. What was she saying? The 911 tape is garbled, but it may have been, "No ... Dale ... don't!'' Twenty-four hours later, Depper's ex-husband, anesthesiologist Dale Bertsch, was arrested and charged with murder. Several prominent criminal lawyers he contacted quoted him fees in the $250,000 range. Instead, he used attorney Larry Hammond, who agreed to take the case for the sum total of Bertsch's liquidated assets, which came to about $160,000. Even with all that cash, here's what Hammond says his client could not afford: a pretrial evidentiary hearing, which would have required $50,000; mock-jury preparation for $30,000 (instead, they rehearsed the case for some local lawyers and "bought them lunch''); jury consultants, $50,000; computer support; and a thorough investigation of the crime. Although there was no physical evidence linking him to the murder, in August 1994, after a two-week trial, Bertsch was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. Now 63, he sits in the Pima County Jail listening to the Simpson trial on a small radio. "I think you get all the justice you can afford," he says. "I'm not bitter, but the legal system is flawed".)

---------------

(3a) Perle Fred Depper and his 1st wife Alta Mary (Nangle) Depper's daughter Wanda May Depper married 1st Herman Huston Tuck, born 7 Jul 1912, near Haile, Guadalupe Co., NM. She married 2nd Gareth Floyd Bingham, born 17 Sep 1922, Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona. Child of Herman Huston Tuck and Wanda May Depper was-Herman Gary Tuck. Child of Gareth Floyd Bingham and Wanda May Depper was-Bonnie Lee Bingham

---------------

(4a) Perle Fred Depper and his 1st wife Alta Mary (Nangle) Depper's daughter Geraldine Depper married Ardell Nephi Bingham. Children of Ardell Nephi Bingham and Geraldine Depper were-Ardella Bingham, Rebecca Bingham, Loretta Lee Bingham, Faron Bingham, and Clayton Oran Bingham.

--------------

(1a) Perle Fred Depper and his 2nd wife Fairy (Hill) Depper's son Dorman Depper was born in IL. He had a daughter-Diane Depper.

Minna Wilhelmina Mena Depper

Minna Wilhelmina Mena Depper was born 23 Feb 1869  in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. She died 9 Jul 1924 in Brussels, Calhoun Co., IL. She was a daughter of John Jacob Depper and Helena (or Magdalena) Miller (or Mohle/Mohler). She married Dutrich Jacobs 1 Jul 1886 Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. He was born abt. 1865 in IL. Children of Dutrich Jacobs and Minna Wilhelmina Mena (Depper) Jacobs were-Henry Jacobs born abt. 1891 Calhoun Co., IL; Dorothy Bertha Jacobs born abt. 1892 in Calhoun Co., IL, died in Dec 1980, married Herman Pohlman; John Jacobs born abt. 1895 in Calhoun Co., IL; Fred Jacobs born abt. 1897 in Calhoun Co., IL; Edwin Jacobs born abt. 1899 in Calhoun Co., IL; Freda Jacobs; Willamena Jacobs; living Jacobs; living Jacobs.

--------------

(1) Dietrich and Minnie (Depper) Jacobs' daughter Dorothy Bertha (Jacobs) Pohlman's obituary - 24 December 1980: Grafton - Dorothy Bertha Pohlman, 88, of Route 1, died at 9:30 am Tuesday at Alton Memorial hospital. She and her husband, Herman, operated the Grafton Ferry for 40 years, and the Pohlman Hotel and Tavern in Grafton for 20 years. Born in Golden Eagle, a daughter of the late Dietrich and Minnie (Depper) Jacobs, she and Herman Pohlman were married on 5 January 1915. He died 24 June 1973. Surviving are a brother, Harry Jacobs of Hardin; and a sister, Minnie Snyders of Wood River. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 pm Friday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home Grafton, where services will be held at 1 pm sat. Burial will be in Scenic Hill cemetery, and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Brussels has been named as a memorial.

---------------

Dorothy Bertha (Jacobs) Pohlman's husband Herman Theodore Pohlman's obituary - Died 00-06-1973, 25 June 1973: Jerseyville - Herman Theodore Pohlman, 85, of Grafton died at 2 pm Sunday at Alton Memorial hospital. Mr. pohlman was a retired ferryman and hotel operator. He had operated the ferry at Grafton for years before the state replaced the private ferry service over the Illinois river. A son of the late William and Anna Arnold pohlman, he was born at deer plain, ill on 28 January 1888. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy B. Jacobs Pohlman, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kehl of Grafton and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday in St. Patrick's Catholic church in Grafton. The Rev. Patrick Morrow will officiate. Interment will be in Scenic Hill cemetery. Visitation at the Gubser Funeral Home will be after 4 pm today with the rosary at 8 pm Tuesday.

Martin Henry Depper

Martin Henry Depper was born 30. Sep 1865 in IL, and died 01 Nov 1935 in Calhoun Co., IL. He was a son of John Jacob Depper and Helena (or Magdalena) Miller (or Mohle/Mohler). He married Sophia Carolina "Sophie" Gose 11 Dec 1895. She was born 17 Nov 1879 in Golden Eagle Calhoun Co., IL, and died 17 Jan 1936. Sophia Gose was a daugther of Henry Gose and Sophia Gerke. Children of Martin Henry Depper and Sophia (Gose) Depper were-Minnie Louise Depper born 13 Nov. 1896 in Calhoun Co., IL, died 31 May 1953 in Fallon, Churchill Co., Nevada, married 1st Able Ramirez, married 2nd Charles Sebus; Lena Lillian Depper born Apr 1899 in Calhoun Co., IL, died 6 Sep 1966 in IL; Thresa May Depper born 1905 in Calhoun Co., IL, died 1907 in Calhoun Co., IL; Dolly Depper born 1910 in Calhoun Co., IL, died 1911 in Calhoun Co., IL; Rose Rosella Depper born 12 Feb 1908 in Calhoun Co., IL, died 13 Dec 1994 in Kewanee, IL, married Charles Adams; Gladys Depper; and Carl Depper.

--------------------

(1) Martin Henry Depper and Sophia (Gose) Depper's daughter Minnie Louise Depper was born 13 Nov. 1896 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died 31 May 1953 in Fallon, Churchill Co., Nevada. She married 1st Abel (or Able) Ramirez. Abel Ramirez was born abt. 1885, in Mexico. He was in Calhoun County in 1914. Abel Ramirez and Minnie Depper had one child Muriel Blossom Ramirez born Jan. 15, 1914 in Calhoun Co., Illinois. Abel lived there in Calhoun Co., IL until Muriel was 5 years old and then he left. Abel and Minnie had no other children. Their daughter Muriel Blossom Ramirez later married a man whose last name was Parks. Minnie married 2nd Charles Sebus about 1920 in Calhoun Co., IL. He was born in Brussells, Illinois, on November 25, 1884. He died September 20, 1952 Fallon, Churchill Co., Nevada. Charles and Minnie (nee Depper) Sebus/Sibus had the following children-Alice Louise Sebus born 24 Jul 1921, married 24 Jul 1938 Alvin Candee; Fred Herbert Sebus born 30 Sep 1922 in Golden Eagle, Calhoun Co., IL, married first Lola Marie (maiden name unknown), married second Margaret Virginia Sullivan (nee Martin), and they had 1 child, Charles Frederick Sebus (03. Apr 1958 - 15 Sep 1995); Doris LaVerne born 10. Oct 1925, married abt. 1941 in Yerington, Lyon, Nevada Glenn Buck Ackerman, and they had 3 children, Barbara Kay Ackerman, Carol Lynn Ackerman, and Debra Sue Ackerman, died 07  Jan  2000; and Howard Martin Sebus born 10 Nov 1926.

--------------------

Minnie Louise (Depper) Sebus's husband Charles Sebus's obituary - Charles Sebus, a brother of Lizzie Kirn, was born in Brussells, Illinois, on November 25, 1884. His early youth was spent in Illinois. In 1907, at the age of twenty-three, Charles joined the westward migration of "Suckers" on their way to Fallon. He quickly adapted to life as a farm hand on local ranches. It was about 1920 that Charles made a trip back to his home state and was married to Minnie Louise Depper of Calhoun County. Minnie had been born on November 13, 1896.

They remained in the Midwest for some years and began rearing their family there. In 1930 the family returned to Churchill County, owning a farm in  Harmon  District and later living in Stillwater District for twenty-three years. The couple had a strong appreciation for hard work, their independence, the land and their family. Their children Alice [Candee], Fred, Doris Laverne [Ackerman 1925-2000], and Howard Sebus, were also natives of Calhoun County. Charles passed away on September 20, 1952, followed by Minnie on May 31, 1953.

Go to Unrelated Families-Page 4

Back to Unrelated Families-Page 2

Return To My Homepage