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WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 4

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.

Barton S. Morrison

Barton S. Morrison was born 5-20-1834 in Kentucky, and he died 8-10-1900 in Jersey Co., IL. He was buried in Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. He was a son of Joel A. Morrison (1806-1883) and Cynthia (Bell) Robinson (1800-1878). He married Eliza J. Bethell 11-8-1866 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born 12-19-1839 in Kentucky, and died 8-28-1897 in Jersey Co., IL. She was buried in Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. Barton S. Morrison and Eliza J. (Bethell) Morrison had these children-George H. Morrison, Joel E. Morrison, and Thomas E. "Bert" Morrison. There may have been other children.

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(Note: Barton S. Morrison's name was sometimes spelled Benton S. Morrison in some of the old census and other records.)

Barton S. Morrison's oldest known ancestor was John Morrison, who was born (according to some researchers) about 1705, place unknown. It is possible, although so far unproven, that he may been the immigrant ancestor in this line. The Morrison surname is of Scottish or Scot/Irish origin. At some point in his life John Morrison came to reside in or near the town of Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey--which is situated in the northern part of the state, just off present-day Interstate 287, near Bernardsville and the Great Swamp, about eight miles south of Morristown (and also not very far from the Morristown Battlefield National Historic Park). Unfortunately, the only known record of John Morrison is his will, dated 17 June 1751 and proved in Somerset County, New Jersey on 25 October 1753. It identifies him as a "yeoman," which is another way of saying that he was a farmer. John Morrison's will, which was witnessed by three neighbors--William Flin, Levi Ayers, and John Roy, names as heirs his wife Margrete (surname unknown) and their nine children: James, Sarah, Marey, Martha, Margrete, Agnes, David, Isaac, and John. The last three are identified as being "under age." John Morrison's estate (real and personal, including the family Bible), which was inventoried on 22 October 1751, is shown as having a total value of £173.17.6 (173 Pounds, 17 Shillings, and sixpence) The location of John Morrison's grave is presently unknown. Neither is it known by how many years his wife Margrete outlived him.

David Morrison, son of John Morrison and his wife Margrete, was born in New Jersey (probably in or near Basking Ridge, Somerset County) about 1742. On 01 November 1759, when he was seventeen years of age, a Basking Ridge neighbor named Joseph Kinnan was appointed his guardian. Two years later (on 23 January 1761), a man named William Hamilton, also of Basking Ridge, was appointed guardian of sixteen-year-old Isaac Morrison (together with John Hill of Elizabethtown, Essex County, as fellow bondsman) and in 1762, both David Morrison and his older brother James were appointed guardians of their fourteen-year-old brother, John. On 26 June 1767, James Morrison, then living in Sussex County, New Jersey took over guardianship of Isaac. Thomas Anderson, likewise a New Jersey resident, served as fellow bondsman. David Morrison's precise whereabouts from 1762 to 1798--a period of thirty-six years, are uncertain although it is probable he continued to reside in New Jersey during all or most of that time. During the American Revolution (1775-1783), James, Isaac, and John Morrison all served in New Jersey regiments. Isaac, who held the rank of Captain, particularly distinguished himself (and was wounded in battle). Although David Morrison was only thirty-three years old at the beginning of the war in 1775, his name cannot be found on the roster of any New Jersey regiment. Either he served some unit raised in a different state (there is a David Morrison listed on the roster of a New York regiment), or he did not serve at all. Unfortunately, David Morrison did not live long enough to apply for a Revolutionary War pension, if he qualified for one. This is unfortunate; as a rule, pension records provide more personal information about an individual than military service records. Sometime after reaching adulthood, probably in the 1760s, David Morrison married a young woman named Mary (surname unknown) and together they had the following eight children (not necessarily in birth order): Sally; Mary; Jesse; Isaac; Joel; William; Elizabeth; and Jane.

Sometime during or after the Revolution, David's brothers James and Isaac went to Kentucky, where in 1785 they were delegates to a convention held at Danville, where they joined in recommending that Kentucky, which was then a part of Virginia, be made into a separate state, which was done on 01 June 1792. In 1797 Isaac also became one of the original founders of Elizabethtown, the seat of Hardin County, Kentucky.

David Morrison's brother Isaac was the great great grandfather of Barton S. Morrison. Isaac Morrison was born in 1730 in New Jersey, and died in 1799 in Hardin County, Kentucky. During the American Revolution (1775-1783), Isaac, and his brother James and John Morrison all served in New Jersey regiments. Isaac, who held the rank of Captain, particularly distinguished himself (and was wounded in battle). The name of Isaac's wife is unknown. Isaac had a son James Morrison born in 1760 who was Barton S. Morrison's great grandfather and the father of Jesse Morrison.

Barton S. Morrison's grandfather Jesse Morrison was born 1783 to James Morrison (mother's name unknown). He died in 1843 in Hardin Co., KY. He married Rebecca Van Meter September 24, 1802 in Hardin Co., Kentucky, daughter of Jacob Van Meter and Catherine Covenhaven. She was born Abt. 1784 in Ky, and died Abt. 1878 in Hardin Co., KY. Children of Jesse and Rebecca (Van Meter) Morrison were-Nancy P. Morrison born Abt. 1803, Kentucky, died Abt. 1879, Hardin Co., KY, married John Willis, November 05, 1821, Hardin Co., Kentucky, born Bef. 1800, (Virginia), died Bef. 1850; Joel A. Morrison (the father of Barton S. Morrison) born December 15, 1805, Kentucky, died November 04, 1883, Hardin Co., KY, married Cynthia (Bell) Robinson September 20, 1824, Hardin Co., Kentucky, born abt. 1794, in North Carolina, (Cynthia first married a Robinson in NC around 1810, and then married Joel Morrison in Hardin County, KY, and died in Hardin County approximately 1878); Mariah Morrison born Abt. 1812; Mahala Morrison born. Abt. 1816, Hardin Co., KY: George H. Morrison born 1817, Hardin Co., Kentucky, died April 28, 1857, Hardin Co., KY, married Elizabeth Allen born Abt. 1820; Susan G. Morrison born April 12, 1824, Hardin Co., KY, died March 04, 1910, Miles, Texas, married Vincent Van Meter October 05, 1845, Hardin Co., Kentucky, born Abt. 1822, Hardin Co., KY, died Bef. 1880, Texas; and George Morrison (1829-1885).

(Note: I found much of the above information about the Morrison family genealogy history at this website- http://www.watermelon-kid.com/family/bios/morrison_family.htm#morrison3

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Barton S. Morrison and Eliza J. (Bethell) Morrison had these children-George H. Morrison, Joel E. Morrison, and Thomas E. "Bert" Morrison. There may have been other children.

(1) Barton S. Morrison and Eliza J. (Bethell) Morrison's son George H. Morrison was born 8-21-1868 in Jersey Co., IL, and he died in 1916 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Matilda "Tillie" A. Andris in Jersey County 12-9-1899. She was the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Bernius) Andris. She was born 1-30-1879 in Jersey County, IL. She died in April 1966 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Gunterman Cemetery. George and Tillie (Andris) Morrison had 4 children-Lawrence F. Morrison, George Bert Morrison, Sylvester A. Morrison, and Lida Marie Morrison.

(Note: George H. Morrison committed suicide, a gunshot wound.)

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George H. Morrison's wife Matilda "Tillie" (Andris) Morrison's obituary - Died 04-00-1966. Dated 4/14/66: Mrs. Tillie Andris Morrison of Fieldon died at seven-thirty o'clock Monday morning at Waters Nursing Home in Jerseyville where she had been a patient the past five days. Friends may call a Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon at the United Church of Christ in Fieldon. Rev. Leonard Todd, former pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in Gunterman cemetery. Mrs. Morrison, a lifelong resident of Jersey County, was born January 30, 1879, a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Bernius Andris. Her husband, George H. Morrison, preceded her in death. Surviving Mrs. Morrison are three sons, Sylvester of Jerseyville, and Lawrence and Bert of Fieldon; one daughter, Mrs. Herschel (Lida) Medford of Fieldon; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Antrae of Jerseyville and Mrs. Bertha Sprich of Alton. Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were her parents, three brothers and one sister.

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George H. Morrison's wife Matilda "Tillie" Andris Morrison's mother Marie Katherine (Andris) Grerenstein's obituary - Andris, Marie Katherine, born Germany, died 22-03-1927, buried Gunterman Cemetery. Jersey County News - Mar. 24, 1927. Mrs. Marie Katherine Andris d. at home of dau., Mrs. Alvin Antrae 3 miles west of Fieldon on Mar. 22., 81 yrs old. born in Darmstadt, Germany, dau. of Johann Philip and Marie Grerenstein. Leaves two sons, Amiel Andris of Marion, IL. and Fred Andris of St. Louis, Four daus., Mrs. Emma Antrae, Mrs. Frank S. Rich(?), Mrs. Tillie Morrison and Mrs. Lena Isringhausen all of Fieldon. Funeral from Fieldon Evangelical Church, Rev. W. W. Wilke. Burial in Gunterman Cemetery.

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George H. Morrison's wife Matilda "Tillie" (Andris) Morrison's sister Emma (Andris) Antrae's son Stewart Alvin Antrae's obituary - Stewart Alvin Antrae, 93, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Fieldon on Jan. 12, 1919, and was the son of the late Elmer and Emma Andris Antrae. Although he grew up during the Great Depression years, he attended eight years of grade school at Lone Star School west of Fieldon. Continuing onto high school, Stewart had the unique experience of being a graduate of three different high schools. He graduated from a one-year high school in Fieldon, a two-year high school in Hardin, and finally completed his fourth year as a member of the Jersey Township High School Class of 1937. Stewart served four years as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Corporal. He was employed at Industrial Pyrometer and Supply Company in Alton for 25 years and continued to operate his family farm west of Fieldon, Ill.

Stewart was confirmed and participated as an active member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ for many years. Upon leaving the family farm in Fieldon, he and his wife joined Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. Stew and Emma delivered Meals-on-Wheels through the church for many years. He enjoyed bowling and participated in several leagues. Stewart was also a member of the Jerseyville American Legion, the VFW, Loyal Order of the Moose and the Fieldon Masonic Lodge. He married Emma Jane Breitweiser on Oct. 9, 1965, and they shared almost 47 years of marriage, prior to her death on April 8, 2012. Stewart is survived by a nephew, Ronald, and Merry Geisler, and a niece, Brenda, and Terry Murphy. His extended family includes two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Beiser of Jerseyville and Mary Frances Breitweiser of Wood River; a brother-in-law, Herbert Breitweiser; nieces, Luann Breitweiser, Vicki (Dennis) Williams, Becky Beiser, Connie Breitweiser, Linda (Eldon) Schaake, Beth (Dennis) McGlasson; and nephews, Donald (Susan), Ronald and Ross (Michelle) Breitweiser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Antrae; his parents and his sister, Marie Geisler Edwards. Visitation will be from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Theodore Engelsdorfer officiating. Interment will be following at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Military Graveside Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post No. 492. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church of Christ. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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George and Tillie (Andris) Morrison had 4 children-Lawrence F. Morrison, George Bert Morrison, Sylvester A. Morrison, and Lida Marie Morrison.

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(1a) George and Matilda "Tillie" (Andris) Morrison's son Lawrence F. Morrison was born 9-6-1909 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died in June 1986. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Majorie Harmon 2-16-1935 in Marion, IL. He farmed in the Fieldon, IL area. Lawrence and Marjorie (Harmon) Morrison had 9 children-Gary Morrison of Fieldon, IL, Karen Morrison who married Pat Heitzig of Alton, IL, Janet G. Morrison who married Richard W. Gilworth 10-10-1959 and lives in Jerseyville, IL, Carol Morrison who married Tom Vogel of Creve Coeur, MO, Patricia Morrison who married Bob Wietzel of Ardmore, IL, Barbara Morrison who married Sam Scott of Kirkwood, MO, Beverly (Morrison) Phillips of Alton, IL, George Morrison (deceased) lived in Taylorville, IL, born 4-26-1945, died 5-24-1993, and he is buried in Gunterman Cemetery, and Connie Sue Morrison (deceased) married Gene Parsell, and lived in Jerseyville, IL.

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George and Tillie (Andris) Morrison's son Lawrence F. Morrison's obituary - Lawrence Morrison was born September 6, 1906, in Jersey County to the late George and Tillie (Andrus) Morrison. He married Marjorie Harmon on February 16, 1935 in Marion. He was a farmer and a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ. He served on Community Unit No. 100 school board from 1948 to 1954 and on the Farm Bureau Board, Nutwood Drainage and Levee District and Farmers Livestock Association. He was a trustee of Gunterman cemetery, Noble of Illini Shriners (Ainad Temple) and a past master of Fieldon Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Fieldon; Sons Gary of Fieldon and George of Taylorville; daughters Janet Gilworth and Connie Parsell both of Jerseyville, Karen Heitzig of Alton, Barbara Scott of Kirkwood, Missouri, Carol Vogel of Creve Coeur, Missouri, Beverly Phillips of Godfrey and Patricia Morrison of Florissant, Missouri; brother Bert Morrison of Jerseyville; sister, Lida Medford of Fieldon; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a granddaughter. Visitation and Masonic services were June 11 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral was June 12 there with the Rev. Jean Erb officiating. Burial was in Gunterman cemetery. Memorials have been established to Fieldon United Church of Christ, Shriners Children's Hospital and Jersey Community hospital.

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(1aa) Lawrence F. and Marjorie (Harmon) Morrison's daughter Connie Sue Parsell's obituary - 01/12/2002 -- Connie Sue Parsell, 58, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. Born Sept. 23, 1943, in Alton, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence F. and Marjorie (Harmon) Morrison. She was reared on the family farm near Fieldon and graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1961 and attended Southern Illinois University. She married Gene Parsell Nov. 20, 1965, at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, and they enjoyed 36 years together. A homemaker, she enjoyed being at home with her family and grandchildren, and, in her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, cooking and playing cards.

In addition to her husband, surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Clara and Dr. Nizar Assi of Town and Country, Mo., and Julie Parsell of St. Louis; four grandchildren, Tara, Talia, Sami and Grace Assi; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Joyce Morrison of Fieldon; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and Richard Gilworth of Jerseyville, Barbara and Sam Scott of Kirkwood, Mo., Carol and Tom Vogel of Creve Coeur, Mo., Beverly Phillips, Karen and Pat Heitzig, all of Alton, and Patricia and Bob Wietzel of Ardmore, Tenn.; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Morrison of Taylorville. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Morrison. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Gunterman Cemetery, near Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the Connie Morrison Parsell Scholarship Fund, which will assist young health career students.

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(2aa) Lawrence F. and Marjorie (Harmon) Morrison's son Lawrence "Gary" Morrison's obituary - Lawrence "Gary" Morrison, 76, went to live in his heavenly home at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. He was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Richwood Township, Jersey County, to the late Lawrence and Marjorie (Harmon) Morrison. On Jan. 1, 1960, he married Joyce Flatt from Eldred in Macomb, Ill. He spent his life as a farmer on the Family Centennial Farm where he was born. Farming was more than a vocation; it was his life. Gary loved people, especially the younger ones. He was known for pointing his finger and giving loving advice and was fondly called pops and grandpa. Over the years, he grew to have a strong relationship with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Gary was active in many organizations throughout his life and currently served as a director for MJM Electric Cooperative for over 20 years and the statewide AIEC Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, and Adopt a Family Farm Board of Directors, a Christian ministry in Sikeston, Mo. He was a Trustee of the Fieldon First Baptist Church, Richwood Township Trustee, Richwood Township Republican Committeeman, member of Tri County Antique Club/Cowboy Church, Trustee for Gunterman Cemetery and he was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two special nephews, Don (Donna) Phillips of Jerseyville and David (Lisa) Phillips of Jerseyville; sisters, Janet (Richard) Gilworth of Jerseyville, Barbara Scott of Kirkwood, Mo., Carol (Tom) Vogel of St. Louis, Mo., Beverly Phillips of Alton, Karen (Pat) Heitzig of Alton, and Patty (Bob) Wetzel of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews, and a foster granddaughter, Jennifer Schultz Dougherty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Morrison; and a sister, Connie Parsell. Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at First Assembly of God Church, 500 Cross Ave. in Jerseyville, where services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 25, with the Rev. Ralph "Bo" Schultz and the Rev. Larry Hayes officiating. Burial will be at Gunterman Cemetery in Fieldon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fieldon First Baptist Church Building Fund. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(3aa) Lawrence F. and Marjorie (Harmon) Morrison's daughter M. Beverly (Morrison) Phillips's obituary - M. Beverly Morrison-Phillips, 1/5/2014, Alton - M. Beverly Morrison-Phillips, 71, died 8:10 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at her home. She was born August 5, 1942 in Alton, the daughter of Lawrence & Marjorie (Harmon) Morrison (both deceased). She was retired from Illinois Public Aid and was a school teacher in the Alton School District. Survivors are: a daughter, Margie Phillips of Alton & Fiancée Larry LaBrot; sons, Don & Donna Phillips of Fieldon and David L. & Lisa Phillips of Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; sister, Janet & Richard Gilworth of Jerseyville, Il, Barbara Scott of Kirkwood, Mo., Carol & Tom Vogel of St. Louis, Mo., Karen & Pat Heitzig of Alton, Il and Patty & Bob Wetzel of Tennessee; sisters-in-law, Joyce Morrison of Fieldon, Illinois and Beverly Morrison of Taylorville, Illinois; and brother-in-law, Gene Parsell of Jerseyville, Illinois. She was preceded in death by: parents; brothers, Lawrence Gary Morrison & George Morrison; sister, Connie Parsell; and brother-in-law, Sam Scott. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12 noon, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral will be at 12 noon, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. Larry Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Gunterman Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to The Gunterman Cemetery.

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(2a) George and Matilda "Tillie" (Andris) Morrison's son George Bert Morrison was born 9-25-1909 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 4-22-1991 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL. He married Vivian M. Willis 11-26-1954 in Hernando, Miss. She died 8-22-2011.

(Note: George Bert Morrison farmed in the Fieldon, IL area. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He owned a farm across the road from our farm. My parents and other people in the Fieldon area called him by the nickname of "Hoochey" or "Hoochie" Morrison. I think my parents said George Bert Morrison's father was called by that nickname also.)

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George and Matilda "Tillie" (Andris) Morrison's son George Bert Morrison's obituary - George Bert Morrison, 81, died at 11:24 am Monday, April 22, 1991 at Hamilton Memorial hospital in Mcleansboro. He was a retired farmer. Born in Fieldon on September 25, 1909 he was the son of the late George H. and Tillie (Andris) Morrison. He married the former Vivian M. Willis on November 26, 1954 in Hernando, Miss. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Charlene Pohlman of Granite City; two grandchildren; two great-grand children; and a Sister, Lida Medford of Fieldon. Preceding him in death were a son, dennis Morrison; and two brothers, Sylvester and Lawrence Morrison. Visitation is from 4 to 9 pm Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services are at 10 am Thursday. The Rev. Rick Francis will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Christ of Fieldon, where he was a member.

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George Bert Morrison's wife Vivian M. "Ma" (Willis) Morrison's obituary - Vivian M. "Ma" Morrison, 98, formerly of the Fieldon and Jerseyville area, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Granite Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born July 13, 1913, in Caruthersville, Mo., a daughter of Milton Vivian Willis and Margaret (Gentry) Shanks. She married George Berton Morrison in November 1954 in Hattiesburg, Miss. He preceded her in death in 1991. She and her husband enjoyed their many years farming in Fieldon and were both members of the Fieldon United Church of Christ. She enjoyed her days of crappie fishing, needlework, and cooking and will be remembered for sharing her 98 years of life to others. She was always sharing her knowledge and wisdom with others and was a great inspiration for the younger generation that her life embraced.

She is survived by one daughter, V. Charlene (Wilson) Pohlman; grandchildren, V. Rochelle "Shelly" Pohlman-Shipley and her husband, Tom Shipley and Eugene R. Pohlman; great-grandchildren, R.J. Barrios and his wife, Brittany Barrios, Anthony Barrios, Robert Shipley and Amy Shipley; great-great-grandchildren, Kayden Vivian Lee Barrios and Saleen Ann Marie Scaturro; several nieces; nephews; and other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dennis Raymond Wilson; and nine brothers and sisters, Emery, Minnie, Russell, William, Ethel, Elmer, Helen, Mildred and Margaret. In celebration of her life, visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, in Granite City and will continue from 11:30 a.m. until graveside services at noon, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, both on Thursday, Aug. 25. The Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Granite City Park District and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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George Bert Morrison's wife Vivian M. (Willis) Morrison's brother William Rufus Willis's obituary - Died 31-10-1966. William Rufus Willis, 66 years, 6 months, 5 days, died October 31 at Jersey Community hospital, where he had been a patient for 10 weeks. Mr Willis, a resident of Jerseyville for 46 years, resided on E Pearl St. He was a son of the late Milton V Willis &I Margaret (Gentry) Shanks, and was born at Emden on April 26, 1900. Surviving are his wife, Stella Willis, Jerseyville, his mother, Mrs Shanks, 1 daughter, Mrs Dale Mohr, Medora, 1 son, Bernard M Willis, Ontario, CA, 1 stepson, Gilbert Lewis, Scottsdale, AZ, 6 sisters, Mrs Eugene Shields and Mrs Minnie Brooks, Jerseyville Mrs Mildred Tabor, St. Louis, Mrs Bert Morrison, Fieldon, Mrs John Cecil and Mrs Pete Bonds, Patton, MO; 3 brothers, Elmer "Bud" Willis, Jerseyville, Russell Willis, Brighton, and Emery Willis, Carrollton; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Gertrude Mohr of Medora officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(3a) George and Matilda "Tillie" (Andris) Morrison's son Sylvester A. Morrison was born in 1900, and died in 1976. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Edna Dabbs, the daughter of Lester Franklin Dabbs and Ella May (Beach) Dabbs. Sylvester and Edna (Dabbs) Morrison had these children-Charlene Morrison, Esther Morrison, and Roger Leslie Morrison.

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George and Tillie (Andris) Morrison's son Sylvester Andrew Morrison's obituary - Died 29-11-1976. Dated 11/29/76: Services for Sylvester Andrew Morrison, 76, of 717 Harrison st., Jerseyville will be conducted from Gubser funeral home at 1:30 pm on December 1 with James Pepper officiating. Burial will be in the Gunterman cemetery in the Fieldon vicinity. His death occurred at 12:20 am. On November 29 at Jersey Community hospital. He was born November 23, 1900 in Jersey County, a son of George H. and Tillie Andres Morrison, and was a retired painter. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Charlene Morgan, Jerseyville, Mrs. Roland (Esther) Turner, Jacksonville and Roger Leslie Morrison, Roodhouse; two brothers and a sister, Lawrence F. Morrison and Mrs. Lida Medford of Fieldon and Bertram Morrison of Missouri; six grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 pm and from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday, November 30 at Gubser Funeral Home. The family has designated the American Cancer society as a memorial.

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Sylvester Andrew Morrison's wife Edna (Dabbs) Morrison's father Lester Franklin Dabbs's obituary - Lester Franklin Dabbs, born 29-08-1890, Jersey County, Illinois, died 3-1963, buried 16-03-1963, Oak Grove cemetery. Lester Franklin Dabbs, 72 years, 6 months, 24 days, Jerseyville painter, died at 1:15 pm Saturday at St. Luke hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient for the past 11 weeks. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where friends called. Services were held at the Funeral Home Tuesday, March 16, at 1:30 pm with Rev. Cleo Zinn officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Dabbs was born in Jersey County, August 29, 1890, a son of the late Linly & Rosetta (Johnson) Dabbs. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ella Dabbs; 2 sons, Sherman and Dwight Dabbs of Jerseyville; 1 daughter Mrs. Sylvester (Edna) Morrison of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; 11 g-g-grandchildren; and 1 brother Arthur Dabbs.

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(4a) George and Matilda "Tillie" (Andris) Morrison's daughter Lida Marie Morrison married Herschel Lee Medford October 6, 1921 in Jerseyville, IL. He was born 9-25-1898 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He died 5-14-1982 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He was the son of Roy and Mary (Schaaf) Medford. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Herschel and Lida (Morrison) Medford had a daughter, Doris (Medford) Spangle of Tucson, Arizona.

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Lida Marie (Morrison) Medford's husband Herschel Lee Medford's obituary - Died 14-05-1982. Democrat News, May 18, 1982: Herschel Lee Medford, 83, of Fieldon died may 14 at Jersey hospital. Funeral from Gubser home. Rev. Robert Broeder. Burial Guntermann cemetery Near Fieldon. Owned and operated service station and farmed. Born September 25, 1898 near Fieldon, son of Roy and Mary Schaaf Medford. Leaves wife, former Lida Morrison, whom he married October 6, 1921 in Jerseyville. One Daughter, Doris Spangle of Tucson, Arizona, seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

(2) Barton S. Morrison and Eliza J. (Bethell) Morrison's son Joel E. Morrison was born 10-24-1877 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 12-6-1962 in Jersey Co., IL. He is buried at Reddish Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married 1st Bertha L. Campbell 10-2-1901. She was born 5-20-1881, and died 8-4-1903. She was buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. Joel E. Morrison married 2nd Nancy "Nannie" Reddish born 2-16-1888, and died 6-6-1966. She was buried at Reddish Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. Joel E. Morrison and his 2nd wife Nancy "Nannie" (Reddish) Morrison had 3 children-Mary Morrison, Zeddock R. Morrison, and Joseph W. Morrison.

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Joel E. Morrison's obituary - Joel E. Morrison died Thursday December 6, 1962 at Jersey Community Hospital at the age of 85. A son of the late Mr, and Mrs Barton Morrison, he was born Oct. 24, 1877 in Jersey County. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Nancy Morrison; two sons, Joe E. Columbus, Miss., and Zed Effingham; a daughter, Mrs Mary Nicolay, University City, MO; and eight grandchildren. The body is at Jacoby Bros Funeral Home where friends may call after 8 p.m. Friday. Rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home by the Rev. Father Leonard Rathgeb. Burial will be in Reddish Cemetery.

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Joel E. Morrison's 2nd wife Nancy "Nannie" (Reddish) Morrison's obituary - Nancy Reddish Morrison, 78, longtime resident of Jersey County, died today in an Effingham hospital. She was the widow of the late Joel E. Morrison of Jersey County. Mrs. Morrison was born Feb. 16, 1888, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Zeddock Reddish. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Nicolay of University City, Mo.; two sons Zed R. of Effingham and Joe W. of Columbia, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Daniels and Mrs. Roy C. Hicks, both of Jerseyville; two brothers Jacob of Jeseyville and Zeddock of Winter Haven, Florida--(rest of obituary missing)

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Joel E. Morrison's wife Nancy "Nannie" (Reddish) Morrison's mother Mary (Chance) Reddish's obituary - Died 08-03-1952. Mary Reddish, 87 years, 8 months, 15 days, widow of Zeddock Reddish, died at 11 am Saturday, March 8. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, March 10, at the family home, 307 Hickory St., Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First Presbyterian church officiated and interment was in Reddish cemetery. Mrs. Reddish had been in ill health for some time and had been bedfast for the past 3 years. She was a daughter of the late Henry & Emeline (Cope) Chance and was born in Jersey County, June 23, 1864. She had lived in Jersey County all her life. Surviving are : 2 sons, Jacob H. Reddish of Jerseyville, and Zed C. Reddish of Chicago; 3 daughters, Mrs. Joel Morrison of Fieldon, Mrs. Lillian Daniels and Mrs. Roy C. Hicks of Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 7 g-grandchildren and 3 sisters, Mrs. Alice Bridges of Fieldon, Mrs. Lynda Bowers and Mrs. Hattie Schultz of Jerseyville.

(3) Barton S. Morrison and Eliza J. (Bethell) Morrison's son Thomas E. "Bert" Morrison was born in 1875 in Jersey Co., IL, and died in 1936 in Jersey Co., IL. He married Alice Powers born in 1876 and died in 1963. They are both buried in St. Francis Cemetery in Jersey Co., IL. Thomas E. "Bert" Morrison and Alice (Powers) Morrison had these children-Alberta Alice Morrison, Robert Morrison, Grace Morrison, Agnes C. Morrison, and Clara E. Morrison.

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(1a) Thomas E. "Bert" Morrison and Alice (Powers) Morrison's daughter Alberta Alice (Morrison) Hoeber's obituary - Alberta Alice Morrison Hoeber, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at Plaza West Health Care Center in Sun City Center. She was born on Jan. 11, 1916, to Bert Morrison and Alice (Powers) Morrison in Fieldon, Ill. She was a graduate of Alton-Wood River Community High School in Illinois and Rubicam College in St. Louis. She married Lester Daniel Hoeber on Sept. 17, 1940, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Alton, In 1956, she and her husband and children moved to Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. She retired in 1977 from her position as secretary to the superintendent of Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale and moved to Sun City Center in 1978. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and a resident of Freedom Plaza/Plaza West in Sun City Center.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Lester D. Hoeber of Sun City Center; one bother and one sister-in-law, Robert (Cherry) Morrison and Dolores Morrison of Edwardsville; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Hoeber of Tampa, Fla. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Alice Hoeber; and son, Dr. Daniel R. Hoeber; her sister, Grace Herisco, and brother-in-law, Jim Brantingham; her sister, Agnes C. Short, and brother-in-law, Forrest M. Short; her sister, Clara E. White, and brother-in-law, James D. White. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., with a rosary service at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, at National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin, Fla. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center,with Father Joel Kovanis as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton, Fla. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School, 536 E. 3rd St. Alton, IL 62002-6301.

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(2a) Thomas E. "Bert" Morrison and Alice (Powers) Morrison's daughter Clara E. (Morrison) White's obituary - Clara E. White, 88, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2009, at her residence. Born Jan. 2, 1921, in Fieldon, she was the daughter of Thomas and Alice (Powers) Morrison. She married James Dennis "Whitey" White July 4, 1945, in Wood River. He died May 10, 1998. For more than 45 years she was a secretary for the Olin Corporation-Winchester Division.

Surviving are a brother and his wife, Robert "Cherry" and Dolores Morrison of Edwardsville; sister and her husband, Alberta and Lester Hoeber of Sun City, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Alice Cosco, Becky Claussen, Mary Kavanagh, Dan, Dave and Tim Morrison, Thomas and Kathy White, Trish Wilhelm and Janet Jones. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; two sisters, Grace Herisco and Agnes Short and husband, Forrest; sister-in-law, Virginia White; niece and nephew, Dan and Mary Alice Hoeber. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Marquette Catholic High School, St. Mary's Church, or Masses.

William Krueger

William Krueger, a wealthy farmer in this township, was born in Prussia on the 12th of June 1833. His parents were Charles and Mary (Owens) Krueger. His father died in Germany in 1845, at the age of about 51 years. His mother came to this country about four years after her son, William, came. She lived near Chicago about two years with her son Charles. He then moved to Minnesota, and she went with him, and resided there until her death in the spring of 1871, at age 80 years. In the year 1854, our subject took passage in a vessel bound for Canada, and after a voyage of four weeks, he landed at Quebec.

He remained there three days, then went to Montreal, where he worked on the canal for about a month, then went on to Chicago, where he went to work for the Illinois Central railroad company, about 15 miles from the city. He worked there seven weeks, and then went to making plank fence along the railroad near Kankakee, where he worked a couple of months. He then went to work on the canal again during the summer, about 22 miles from Chicago, and in the winter he chopped wood. He was thus employed for nearly four years, and then came down to Grafton, with a yoke of cattle, and commenced farming and hauling cord wood. He remained there over five years, and then came to Richwoods township, where he had bought land about a month before that. He located on 200 acres which he had bought on sections 14 and 15, his house being on section 14, and on this place he still lives. He has added to this until now he has a splendid farm of 770 acres. His time is devoted not only to the raising of grain, but also to stock-raising, in which he is very successful. He was married in Chicago, on the 20th of June 1857 to Dora Praell, a native of Mechlenburg, Germany.

Nine children were born to them, six of whom are now living: George; Charles, married to Lizzie Krouse, and living in Richwoods township; William, Henry, Louis and Matilda; Emma died at the age of one and a half years, the other two died in infancy. Mr. Kreuger and wife are both members of the Lutheran church at Fieldon. He has held the office of road commissioner three years, and that of school director several terms. Mr. Kreuger has been very successful since coming to this country, and by his industry has succeeded in placing his family in a most comfortable situation.

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Note: The above information about William Krueger was - From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 366 - 395.

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This is the obituary of William Krueger's wife Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's obituary - Dorothea (Prill) Krueger died 06-00-1908. Unknown newspaper, June 1908: Dorothea Krueger, nee Prill, was born on 26 February 1834 at Grabow, Mecklenburg, Schiverin, Germany. She came to US in 1854 and to Jersey County in 1856. She married William Krueger at Chicago, Illinois and came to Grafton. William died in June 1894.

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William Krueger was born in Prussia on the 12th of June 1833. He was the son of Charles and Mary (Owens) Krueger. He died 6-8-1894 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He was married in Chicago, on the 20th of June 1857 to Dorothea Prill. She was a native of Mechlenburg, Germany. She was born 2-26-1834 in Mechlenburg, Germany, and died 3-6-1908 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger had 9 children-George R. Krueger, Charles F. Krueger, William D. Krueger, Henry C. Krueger, Louis John Krueger, Matilda Krueger, Emma Krueger, and 2 children who died in infancy.

(1) William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's son George R. Krueger's obituary - George R. Krueger died 12-02-1917. Jerseyville Republican, November 1917: George R. Krueger, 57 years old , died at his home northwest of Fieldon. The funeral was from German Evangelical church at Fieldon on 5 December with Rev. Paul Stange; burial in Fieldon cemetery.

Additional obituary, Unknown newspaper, 6 December 1917: George R. Krueger, 57 years old, died at his home two miles northwest of Fieldon on 2 December. He leaves wife, one daughter, Mrs. Matilda McCormick of Alton; two sons, John of Fieldon and George who is in the Army in New Mexico and who came for the funeral; one sister, Mrs. Matilda Weighard of this city and three brothers, Charles of Oklahoma, Henry and Louis of Fieldon.

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(1a) George and Elizabeth (Springman) Krueger's son George Louis Krueger's obituary - George Louis Krueger died 12-22-1986. Unknown newspaper, January 1986: Former Batchtown resident, George Louis Krueger, 90, of Jerseyville, died on 22 December in Jerseyville Care Center. He was born on 2 February 1895 in Fieldon to George Krueger and Elizabeth Springman Krueger. He was a veteran of World War I and a self employed salesman. Survivors include cousins. His body was donated to St. Louis University Medical School. Memorials have been established to Calhoun County ambulance service and Fieldon United Church of Christ. Gubser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(2) William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's son Charles F. Krueger was born in 1861 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1960. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Elizabeth Krause 2-20-1884 in Jersey County, IL. Charles and Elizabeth (Krause) Krueger had these children-Ella J. Krueger, Kate Krueger, William Krueger, Louise Krueger, and Christine Emma Krueger.

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(1a) Charles and Elizabeth (Krause) Krueger's daughter Ella J. (Krueger) Roach's obituary - Ella J. (Krueger) Roach died 01-21-1957. Ella J. Roach, 70 years, 10 months, died at 4:30 am Monday January 21, at St. Anthony hospital in St. Louis where she had been a patient for the past 2 weeks. She had been in ill health for quite some time. Mrs. Roach was a daughter of Charles Krueger and the late Elizabeth (Krause) Krueger of Jerseyville and was born in this county March 21, 1886.

The decedent is survived by husband William a Roach who engaged in the shoe business in Jerseyville for a number of years; 1 son, Russell Roach of Jerseyville who continues the business started by his father; 3 grandchildren, Terrence, Jerome and Thomas Roach of this city; her father, and 2 sisters, Miss Katie Krueger of St. Louis and Mrs. Louise Rice of Springfield. Mrs. Roach was a member of Steelman Camp, Royal Neighbors of America. The 51st wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Roach occurred January 16. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at 9:30 am Thursday at St. Francis Xavier church. Requiem mass was celebrated by Father Thomas Gorman and burial was in St. Francis cemetery.

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Ella J. (Krueger) Roach's husband Russell Francis Roach's obituary - Russell Francis Roach, died 08-19-1984. Russell Francis Roach, 74, who owned and operated Roach Shoe Store here for many years, died Sunday, August 19, at his home in Downey, California. Born June 18, 1910, in Jerseyville, the son of William a & Ella (Kreuger) Roach, he married Mary J. McIntyre, February 26, 1938, in Jerseyville. He was employed for a period of time at the Wedge Bank in Alton, then returned to Jerseyville where he owned and operated Roach's Shoe Store.

He was active in Knights of Columbus, Elks and Moose. Roach served as Republican Chairman of Jersey County, Probation Officer of Jersey County, member of the Jersey Planning Commission, member of the Jerseyville Library Board of Directors, and President of the Jersey County Historical Society. He was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier church in Jerseyville. Surviving besides his wife are 3 sons, Dr. Terrence of Huntington Beach, California, Dr. Jerome of Downey, California, and Thomas of Indianapolis, Indiana; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Downey, with burial in All Souls Catholic Cemetery in Long Beach, California. Memorials may be given to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church.

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(2a) Charles and Elizabeth (Krause) Krueger's daughter Kate Krueger was born 1-10-1899, and died 10-11-1963. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She lived in St. Louis, MO.

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(3a) Charles and Elizabeth (Krause) Krueger's son William Krueger was born in 1890. He moved to Milwaukee in 1910 and married and had 4 children. He died in 1919.

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(4a) Charles and Elizabeth (Krause) Krueger's daughter Louise Krueger married a man who's last name was Rice, and they lived in Springfield, IL.

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(5a) Charles and Elizabeth (Krause) Krueger's daughter Christine Emma Krueger was born 2-21-1892 in Jersey County, IL. She died 9-9-1917. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

(3) William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's son William D. Krueger was born 2-15-1863 in Jersey County, IL. He died 9-27-1894. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Louisa Krause 8-8-1888 in Jersey County, IL.

(4) William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's son Henry C. Krueger was born in 1864 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1956. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Lena Groppel 3-15-1887. She was the daughter of Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel. Lena Groppel was born 3-26-1864 in Jersey County, IL. She died 2-13-1892 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Henry and Lena (Groppel) Krueger had 2 children-Annie Krueger and Henry Krueger. After Lena (Groppel) Krueger's death in 1892 at the age of 27, her husband Henry Krueger remarried to Barbara Hagen 3-6-1894.

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(1a) Henry and Lena (Groppel) Krueger's daughter Annie Krueger was born in 1889 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1949. She married Fred H. Gerson 11-17-1909. He was born in 1886 and died in 1919. They are both buried in Fieldon, Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Fred and Annie (Krueger) Gerson had these children-Raymond Frederick "Sparky" Gerson, Ruth V. Gerson, and Mildred Gerson.

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(1aa) Fred and Annie (Krueger) Gerson's son Raymond Frederick (Sparky) Gerson's obituary - Raymond Frederick (Sparky) Gerson, 60, died April 18 at St. Mary hospital in St. Louis following an extended illness. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Smith and Rev Leonard Todd officiated. Burial was in Fieldon. A feed salesman, he was born April 11, 1915 in Richwood township, Jersey county, a son of Fred & Anna (Krueger) Gerson.

He was a member of Fieldon Masonic Lodge, Jerseyville Moose Lodge and had been treasurer of the Fieldon Business Booster Club for 20 yrs. He was a member of Fieldon United Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, Irene (Busch) Gerson; 1 son, Gary Gerson of Alton; 1 daughter, Renee Gerson, Fieldon; and 2 sisters, Mrs Lawrence (Ruth) Erwin of Fieldon and Mrs Verne (Mildred) Williamson of Alton. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Masonic services were conducted Sat eve.

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(2aa) Fred and Annie (Krueger) Gerson's daughter Ruth V. Gerson died 1-15-2003. She married Lawrence John "Chick" Erwin. Her husband Lawrence John "Chick" Erwin's obituary - Lawrence John "Chick" Erwin, 83, died at 5:07 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis County. Born Jan. 23, 1923, in English Township in Jersey County, he was the last surviving of 10 children of John L. and Mary A. (Borer) Erwin. He married the former Ruth V. Gerson on June 7, 1942, in Fieldon. She died Jan. 15, 2003. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and returned to Fieldon after his discharge. He began working as a union laborer and worked as a substitute mail carrier in Fieldon. He and his wife also owned and operated a grocery store in Fieldon for many years, selling the business in 1964, and farmed in the Fieldon area as well. He retired in 1989 from the state of Illinois, where he worked as a carpenter at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton with the Department of Conservation. He was a very active member of the community and was a devoted member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ, serving on numerous boards, the Moose Lodge in Jerseyville and the Fieldon Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Laura Lee "Dee Dee" and Robert Pearson of Franklin, Ill.; a son, Lawrence F. Erwin of Fairview Heights; a granddaughter and her husband, Amy Lee and Jay Huston of Jacksonville, Ill.; and two great-grandsons, Trevor and Cole Lawrence Huston. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Evelyne Goshorn, Maurietta Devening and Arabelle Bunse; and six brothers, Clarence, Walter, Charles "Shine," Norman "Pete," James and Owen "Rich" Erwin. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. Burial was at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ Youth Group or American Cancer Society.

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(2a) Henry and Lena (Groppel) Krueger's son Henry Krueger was born 8-10-1890 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-9-1959 at Watson Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey, Madison County, IL. He was a farmer in the Fieldon, Il area, but had lived in Jerseyville, IL the last 12 years of his life. He married Margaret Kitzmiller, the daughter of Andrew and Susan (Henrion) Kitzmiller. She was born 10-23-1893 in Jersey County, IL. She died 4-6-1967 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey, Madison County, IL. Henry and Margaret (Kitzmiller) Krueger had 3 children-Robert L. Krueger of Jerseyville, Lena Krueger who married Wilbur Bean of Jerseyville, IL, and Lois Marjorie Krueger who married Harold Downey of Jerseyville, IL. Henry Krueger had 4 brothers-Frank Krueger of Jerseyville, IL, Amiel Krueger of Wood River, IL, Edward Krueger of San Diego, CA, and Anthony Krueger of Kane, IL. He also had 2 sisters, Mrs Clara Stahlhut of Wood River, IL, Edna Hart of Cache, IL.

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(1aa) Henry and Margaret (Kitzmiller) Krueger's son Robert Laverne Krueger's wife Vincent Dean (Shackelford) Krueger's obituary - Vincent Dean Krueger, 93, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in White Hall on May 23, 1918, one of three children born to Ivan and Ruth (Staples) Shackelford. She graduated in 1936 from White Hall High School and first married Aubrey Mean on Sept. 27, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. They were only married a short time before he was killed in action in World War II. During the war she was employed Western Cartridge in East Alton and International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville. She married Robert Laverne Krueger on Aug. 18, 1947, at the Kane Baptist Church and they were engaged in farming for the majority of their nearly 50 year marriage, where they resided just west of Jerseyvile on Route 16 and Centennial Road. The two were just short of the golden anniversary before his death on Feb. 22, 1997. She was a longtime member of the Kane Baptist Church, past president of the Jerseyville American Legion Ladies Auxillary, and a former member of the Women of the Moose.

Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Deborah & James Pegue of Grafton; a son & daughter in law, Robert & Glenda Krueger of Jerseyville; a son in law, and his wife, Bruce & Jacque Hansen of Jerseyville; six grandchildren & their spouses, Brian Pegue of Kankakee, Keith Pegue , Kari & Brian Schnelten all of Carrollton, Nathan & Marti Hansen of Jerseyville, Katie & Corey Clendenen and Julie Krueger all of Jerseyville; two step grandsons, Matthew Rothe and his wife, Belkas of Brooklyn, New York, and Mark Rothe of Columbus, Ohio; 11 Great Grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; oldest daughter, Carol Ann Hansen on Nov. 21, 1980; a granddaughter, Amanda Beth Hansen in 1978; a great-grandson, Nicholas Pegue; a sister, Martha Willis; and an infant brother, Gerald Shackelford. Visitation will be from 9 until service time at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Chuck Keene officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church.

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(2aa) Henry and Margaret (Kitzmiller) Krueger's daughter Lois M. "Babe" Downey's obituary - Lois M. "Babe" Downey, 87, died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. Born Nov. 30, 1926, in Jerseyville, the daughter of the late Henry G. and Margaret (Kitzmiller) Krueger. She married Harold E. Downey on April 11, 1945, in Jerseyville. He died June 17, 1994. She was a homemaker and member of Kane Baptist Church, Women of The Moose, Jersey County Home Ext., Jerseyville American Legion Aux. for over 50 years, and Order of Eastern Star Elizabeth Chapter in Kane for over 50 years. Survivors include sons, Jesse Downey of Jerseyville and Douglas Downey of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Kyle (Tara) Downey, and Mitchell (Kelly) Downey; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kale, and Seth Downey. Preceded in death by parents; husband; sister, Lena Bean; brother, Robert Krueger. Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of funeral at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 5, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with Rev. Chuck Keene to officiate. Burial : Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kane Baptist Church, Jersey County Relay For Life.

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Henry Krueger's second wife Barbara (Hagen) Krueger was born in 1865 and died in 1940. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Kreuger had 6 children-Frank Krueger, Amiel Krueger, Edward Krueger, Anthony Krueger, Clara Krueger, and Edna Krueger.

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(1a) Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Krueger's son Frank Krueger was born 3-11-1896 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 12-25-1970 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He was a retired farmer and WWI Veteran. He had a son Maurice Williams of Jerseyville, IL.

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(2a) Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Krueger's son Amiel Krueger was born in 1894 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 6-18-1987. He lived in Wood River, IL. He married Allie M. Willis 3-16-1926 in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Algie T. Dollie (Turner) Willis. She was born in 1901 in Madison County, Kentucky. She died 6-7-1987 at VIP Manor in Wood River, IL. They had a daughter Betty (Krueger) Wilson (deceased), and a daughter Mary Helen Krueger who died in infancy in 1929. Amiel and his wife Allie (Willis) Krueger are both buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(3a) Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Krueger's son Edward Krueger's obituary - Edward Krueger, died 00-08-1967. Democrat News, 17 August 1967: "Died in Car Wreckage": Edward Krueger, 64, of 103 North Liberty Street, Jerseyville, died in flames which engulfed his automobile after it crashed into a CIPS pole five miles west of Jerseyville on route 16 about seven-fifteen o'clock Tuesday evening. Trooper James Warford told a reporter for the Democrat News that while at the scene of another car fire in Delhi , he received a call to go five miles west of Jerseyville where a man was pinned in a car which was burning.

The investigating officer reports that he found that a 1961 Cadillac 4-door driven west by Krueger had run off the north side of the road, overturned, clipped off a CIPS pole, and caught fire. Trooper Warford said that due to the electricity those arriving on the scene were unable to get to Krueger. The Fieldon fire department, according to the officer, was on the scene within a few minutes and had extin- . . . rest of article is missing.

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(5a) Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Krueger's daughter Clara (Krueger) Stahlhut lived in Wood River, IL.

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(6a) Henry and Barbara (Hagen) Krueger's daughter Edna (Krueger) Hart lived in Cache, IL.

(5) William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's son Louis John Krueger's obituary - Louis John Krueger died 08-06-1959. Unknown newspaper, 13 August 1959: Final rites for Louis John Krueger, well-known Fieldon resident and a former supervisor from Richwood township, were held Sunday afternoon, 9 August at two o'clock at Christ Evangelical and Reformed church in Fieldon, of which he was a member. Rev. Alton Loar, pastor of the church, officiated and burial was in the Fieldon cemetery. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where on Saturday evening (picture of decedent appears here in obituary) at eight o'clock Masonic services were conducted by Fieldon Lodge No. 592.

The death of Mr. Krueger occurred Thursday evening, 6 August at 8:10 o'clock at his home in Fieldon where he had resided for more than thirty years. He had been in failing health for some time. The decedent was a son of the late William C. and Dorothea Prill Krueger and was born in Jersey County on 22 November 1873. His age at the time of death was eighty-five years, eight months and fourteen days. As a young man, Mr. Krueger engaged in farming. He was married on 30 April 1896 to Miss Emma Kessler and their sixty third wedding anniversary occurred this year.

Mr. Krueger was active in civic affairs and the Masonic Lodge of Fieldon. He had been a member of the Lodge for forty-seven years and served as its treasurer for twenty-nine years. He served as member of the Jersey County Board of Supervisors from 1924 to 1933, a position now held by his son, Supervisor Harold L. Krueger. The latter was elected to the post in 1945. The decedent also served as a school director for twenty years and was a member of the Directorate of Fieldon State Bank at the time it was purchased by the State Bank of Jerseyville several years ago. Surviving Mr. Krueger are his wife, Mrs. Emma Krueger, one daughter, Miss Hilda F. Krueger, and two sons, Supervisor Harold L. Krueger and Albert F. Krueger, all of Fieldon, one brother, Charles Krueger, 98 years old Jerseyville resident; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Walter and William Krueger.

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(1a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's daughter Hilda F. Krueger's obituary - Hilda F. Krueger died 02-06-1979. Unknown newspaper, 8 February 1979: Hilda F. Krueger, of Fieldon, Assistant Postmaster of the Fieldon post office, died at 5:35 a.m. on 6 February at Jersey Community Hospital. Miss Krueger was born on 3 March 1912 in Fieldon, the daughter of the Late L. J. and Emma Kessler Krueger.

She is survived by two brothers, Harold and Albert Krueger, both of Fieldon. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral services were held at 1:30 today (February 8) at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, Rev. Robert Broeder officiating, with burial in the Fieldon cemetery. Eastern Star services were held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where visitation was held that evening and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the funeral time. The Fieldon United Church of Christ has been named as a memorial.

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(2a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's son Albert F. Krueger's obituary - Albert F. Krueger died 09-22-1985. Alton telegraph, 22 September 1985: Fieldon - Albert F. Krueger, 74, died at 4:42 a.m. today at St. Anthony's hospital. He was a farmer, born in Fieldon, son of the late Louis John and Emma (Kessler) Krueger. He was married to Freda Hamilton on 12 September 1936 and she died on 22 September 1962. He then married Fern Pauline Lyles Cummings on 30 April 1975 in Edwardsville. She survives in Fieldon.

Also surviving are a son, Donald L. of Waterloo; four Daughters, Marcella Marie McCallister of Pana, Phyllis Ann Long of East Alton, Karen Linn Krueger of Alton and Cristal Ourdehner of Matteson; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Harold of Fieldon. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Fieldon Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Jean Erb officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lewis & Clark Lung Association or the Fieldon United Church of Christ, of which he was a member.

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(1aaa) Albert and Freda (Hamilton) Krueger's granddaughter Lynella Ann McCallister's obituary - Lynella Ann McCallister died 9-27-1977. Graveside rites were conducted Thursday morning at Fieldon cemetery for Lynella Ann McCallister, daughter of Lyndle and Marcella Krueger McCallister, who was stillborn at 12:21 p.m. on 27 Sep. at Belleville Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert Broeder officiated. Besides her parents she is survived by three sisters, Lesa, Michelle and Sharon and two brothers, Lyndle, Jr. And Michael, at home, and her maternal Grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Albert Krueger of Fieldon. Published, 1977.

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(3a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's son Harold L. Krueger Sr.'s obituary - Harold L. Krueger Sr., 89, died at 12 :45 Friday, 11 December 1987 at Garnet's Chateau after a lengthy illness. a farmer, who retired in 1979, he served 20 years as supervisor in Richwoods township of Jersey County. He was born in Fieldon, son of the late Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger. He married the former Leola Busch of Fieldon on 26 October 1921 in Belleville. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Harold L. Krueger, Jr. of Godfrey; two granddaughters; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Gubser Funeral Home. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and will be performed by Fieldon Masonic Lodge 592 AF & AM funeral services will be Gubser Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Monday with Rev. Jean Erb officiating. Burial will be in Fieldon cemetery. Memorials will go to the organ fund of the United Church of Christ in Fieldon, of which he was a member.

(Note: Harold L. Krueger Sr. was my school bus driver for a number of years when I attended grade school and high school in Jersey County, IL in the 1950's.)

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(4a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's son Walter G. Krueger was born in 1897 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1938. He was a WWI Veteran. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(5a) Louis and Emma (Kessler) Krueger's son William C. Krueger was born in 1901 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1947. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Irene M. Pegue 5-16-1923 Jersey Co., IL, the daughter of Anthony and Wilhelmina "Minnie" C. (Antrae) Pegue. She was born in 1905 Jersey Co., IL, and died in Mar. 1999 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. William C. and Irene M. (Pegue) Krueger had a son-Fred W. Krueger.

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(1aa) William C. and Irene M. (Pegue) Krueger's son Fred W. Krueger's obituary - Fred W. Krueger, 88, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Fieldon, the son of William C. and Irene M. (Pegue) Krueger (both deceased). He married Phillis Ann Zerby Nov. 18, 1956, at Fieldon United Church of Christ. He was a lifelong farmer. Surivivors include his wife, Phillis Ann Krueger of Fieldon and mother-in-law, Florence Zerby of Fieldon. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, David F. Krueger, who died Aug. 19, 2010, and father-in-law, Thomas Zerby. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. Service will follow at 11 a.m., with Rev. Theodore Engelsdorfer officiating. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville or a charity of one's choice. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(6) William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's daughter Matilda Krueger was born in 1870 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1944. She married Henry J. Wieghand 4-25-1888 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1858 and died 7-24-1901. They are both buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(7) William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's daughter Emma Krueger died in infancy at 1½ years of age.

William and Dorothea (Prill) Krueger's other 2 children died in infancy.

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