WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 6 (Schaaf)

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.

Charles (Karl) Schaaf

Charles (Karl) Schaaf was born about 1794 in Hanover, Germany, and died August 13, 1871 in Jersey County, Illinois. He married Charlotte Augusta Busch. She was born about 1795 in Hanover, Germany and died between 1870 and August 13, 1871 according to a will found for her husband Charles "Karl" Schaaf, in which his is wife is not mentioned, so she had to have died sometime between the 1870 census and his death in August 1871 in Jersey County, IL. In the 1850 and 1860 Jersey County federal censuses, this couple is listed as Charles and Charlotte Schaaf. In the 1870 federal census, they are listed as Charles and Lotta Schaaf. They were buried in Schaaf Cemetery. It was located on their farm south of Fieldon, IL near Otter Creek. It is believed that this small cemetery has been destroyed. It was reportedly marked by two cedar trees and included only the stones of Charles Schaaf and his wife, Charlotte. They were the parents of Charles Louis Schaaf (1817-1898).

Johann Friedrich Schaaf

Johann Friedrich Schaaf was born in 1805, in Germany, and died about 1880 in Alton, Madison County, IL. He married Caroline Berhardine (Bauer or Beier). Caroline was born in 1807, in Germany. Caroline Bernhardine Beier was born to Stephan Heinrich Beier and Wilhelmina Margaretha Dannebrock. Caroline married Johann Friedrich Schaaf in 1825 in Germany. Johann Friedrich Schaaf built the first flour mill in Jersey County. He was born in 1805 in Germany and passed around 1880, buried in Alton. They had 8 children: Franz Heinrich Schaaf (Henry) Schaaf (1825-1897); Frederick Jr. Schaaf, Anna Catharine Schaaf; Louis Schaaf who married Harriet Brown; and 4 other children (names unknown). Johann Friedrich Schaaf’s brother, Caspar Heinrich “Henry” Schaaf (born 1800 in Germany, passed 1879 and buried in Augusta, MO), built the first flour mill in Missouri, in Warren County. Johann Friedrich Schaaf and Caspar Heinrich Schaaf are possibly brothers to Charles “Karl” Schaaf.

Louis Schaaf

Louis Schaaf, son of Johann Friedrich and Caroline Berhardine (Bauer/Beier) Schaaf was born on February 5, 1840 in Alton, Illinois. He died January 30, 1922 in St. Mary, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. He was the founder of St. Mary's Mill Company located in St. Mary, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. The Mill was operated by the Schaaf Family from 1856 to 1936. For 80 years St. Mary's Mill Co., manufactured the finest winter wheat flour in Missouri. The Schaaf Mill was known to have been the most modern and largest privately owned milling operation in this section of the state producing up to 800 barrels of pure winter wheat flour per day. The flour was shipped from St. Mary's Landing by Steamboat on the Mississippi River to US ports in the south and east and sold on two continents. Louis Schaaf, married Miss Harriet Brown, April 16, 1863. They lived a life made rich from the bounty of the Mississippi Steamboat Era, one of the most colorful and romantic periods in our country’s history. Harriet's, French Colonial ancestors were among the earliest adventurers to navigate the Mississippi River south from Quebec in search of new lands in the late 1730's. Here in the fertile valley of French Kaskaskia, they found established trading posts and small farms among the Indian villages of Upper Louisiana. By 1840 there were emerging river towns and commercial centers such as St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans. Among these sprawling cities were the smaller but thriving villages of St. Mary, Kaskaskia, Praire Du Rocher, Ste. Genevieve and Alton. St. Mary's Landing linked newcomers to Perryville by stagecoach and supported export of produce, salt and flour south to New Orleans. The great valley of the mid Mississippi River is where we first find young Louis & Harriet enjoying their well cared for childhood's during the antebellum years of the Old Creole South among the remains of the vanished Provence de la Nouvelle France. Harriet, was born on December 31, 1839 and was the eldest daughter of Walter L. Brown, son of Tarver Brown and Catherine Valle, daughter of Commandant Francois Valle II. Francois Valle ll, was born into the provincial gentry of a wealthy and well connected French Colonial family. He was a Creole political leader, founding citizen and known to have been the wealthiest and most influential gentleman in 18th Century Upper Louisiana. Commandant and Madame Francois Valle II are buried beneath the nave of the Catholic Church of Ste. Genevieve. Much has been written about this prominent Ste. Genevieve family. Their lives played a major role in the successful settlement of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley during the Colonial period. The Brown and Valle families are among the oldest and most respected of the earliest settlers to French Colonial Ste. Genevieve. An excellent study of the Valle family genealogy can be obtained at the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. Housed in " Missouri Historical Collections" Volume ll, No.7, October 1906. The study shows the relationship of many Creole families primarily in Kaskaskia, Ste. Genevieve and Perry Counties and include, Valle, Rozier, Pratte, Chouteau, Menard, Beauvais, Carpentier, Billeron, Bogy, La Counte, & many, many more.

Louis Schaaf, was born on February 5, 1840 in Alton, Illinois. He was the son of John Frederick and Caroline Bauer Schaaf who arrived in St. Louis from Prussia in 1837. Louis was the seventh child of eight born to their union. He came to St. Mary in 1856 with his parents at the age of 16 where in that year a Flour Mill was established by his Father. Like his Father, Louis became an expert Miller and benefactor to many wheat producers in this community. Later Louis, bought the Mill and established it as St. Mary's Mill Company. He expanded the Mill and built elevators along the Frisco Rail Line in Ste. Genevieve, Perryville, McBride, and many other points along the line offering a splendid market for area wheat producers known for growing the highest grade of wheat in the world. Louis & Harriet built their home on twenty acres along the bluff's of Saint Mary, overlooking the Mississippi River and Historic Kaskaskia. The Mississippi was more than an inspiring vista for Louis and Harriet. Its waters transported their Wheat Flour to market, brought their guests to them, delivered life's necessities and many luxuries from as far away as England and France. "It is one of the prettiest locations for a home in this section of the State" Fair Play News · 1878. Unchanged by time the interior of the home features period high ceilings, six fireplaces, beautiful hardwood floors, graceful staircases and outstanding woodwork. Louis & Harriet, moved into their new home on October 23, 1879. Here they would live in the nobility of an ordinary life for over 40 years.

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Children of Louis and Harriet (Brown) Schaaf were: Edward Schaaf, Walter Schaaf, Mary Schaaf, Cecelia Schaaf, Carl Schaaf and Caroline Schaaf. The children were educated at Jesuit Boarding Schools and married into prominent first families of the valley during the late 19th century. Louis, passed to his final resting place on January 30, 1922, a few days shy of his 82nd birthday. His body laid in state at Schaaf Hill, which had been his home for over 40 years. His remains were placed by the side of his wife Harriet, who had proceeded him in death nearly 30 years earlier. So closed the life of a man who lived the American Dream. A man of honor and uprightness who was revered and respected by all who knew him. He was generous to his family, kind to his employees and courteous to his neighbors. He was a substantial citizen whose interests were identified with those of St. Mary and a Civic leader whose dedicated support helped the successful settlement of this section of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Louis and Harriet (Brown) Schaaf's son Walter L. Schaaf married Matilda "Tillie" Jordan, daughter of Mr and Mrs John G. Jordan October 23rd, 1888 at their residence, in St. Mary's Mo. They had a son Walter Jordan Schaaf who married Catherine Bernadetter Heisserer born in Benton, Missouri, on 15 Sep 1889 to William H. Heisserer and Emma Aurelia Burger.

(Note: I found the information above about Louis Schaaf at this website - http://www.whitecliffmanorbedandbreakfast.com/History.php

Franz Heinrich Schaaf (Henry) Schaaf

Henry Schaaf was a son of Johann Friedrich and Caroline Berhardine (Bauer or Beier) Schaaf. Henry Schaaf was born 10-15-1825 in Hanover, Germany, and died 2-20-1897 in Jersey Co., IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married 1st Mary Niemeyer 3-27-1849 in Jersey Co., IL. Children of Henry Schaaf an Mary Niemeyer were-Charles Edward Schaaf born 1-12-1850 in Jersey County, IL, died 1-26-1923 in Jersey Co., IL, married Laura Mathews; Augusta Schaaf born abt. 1851 in Jersey County, IL, died 1885 Jersey County, IL, married Henry A. Springman; and Louis Schaaf was born 1-2-1852 in Jersey County, IL, died 7-24-1933 in Jersey County, IL, married Sarah J. Simpson. Henry Schaaf married 2nd Sabrina "Sabria" L. Bingham 20 Sept. 1854 in Jersey Co., IL. Children of Henry Schaaf and Sabrina "Sabria" L. Bingham were-Louisa M. Schaaf born 15 July 1856 in Jersey Co., IL, died 30 July 1942 in Los Angeles Co., CA, married George Hamilton VanAntwerp; and Louis H. Schaaf born in 1857 in Jersey Co., IL, died 29 Aug. 1905 in Edgar, Clay Co., NE, married Louisa M. Keller in NE in 1882; Henry Schaaf married 3rd Christina Goeman 1-9-1858 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born in 1840 in Germany, and died 11-10-1913 in Jersey Co., IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Children of Henry Schaaf and his 3rd wife Christina Goeman were-Alvina Schaaf born 8-4-1859 in Jersey County, IL, died 5-5-1886 in Jersey County, IL, married Stephen Healey; Gustaf Schaaf born in 1861 in Jersey County, IL, died 4-21-1936 in Jersey County, IL, married 1st Hettie Amelia Miles, married 2nd Alta N. Bartlett; Julius Schaaf born 3-13-1866 in Jersey County, IL, died 10-20-1929 in Jersey County, IL, married Sarah F. Homer; and Fritz Schaaf born 8-12-1875 Jersey County, IL, died 2-15-1966 Jersey County, IL, unmarried.

(1) Charles Edward Schaaf

Charles Edward Schaaf was a son of Henry Schaaf born 10-15-1825 in Hanover, Germany, died 2-20-1897 in Jersey Co., IL, and and his 1st wife Mary (Niemeyer) Schaaf. Charles Edward Schaaf was born 1-12-1850 in Jersey County, IL. He died 1-26-1923 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. His parents Henry and Mary (Niemeyer) Schaaf were married 3-27-1849 in Jersey Co., IL, and are both buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Charles Edward Schaaf married Laura Jane Mathews 3-14-1873 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1909 at age 53. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Charles Edward Schaaf's father Henry Schaaf was a son of Johann Friedrich and Caroline Berhardine (Bauer/Beier) Schaaf.

Charles and Laura (Mathews) Schaaf had these children-Henry Isom Schaaf, Leslie James Schaaf, Charles Richard "Dick" Schaaf, Adelia Schaaf, and Frank Schaaf.

(1a) Charles and Laura (Mathews) Schaaf's son Henry Isom Schaaf's obituary - Henry Isom Schaaf, Fieldon, born 5-23-1884 died 7-19-1961. He was 77yrs, 3mos., 26 days, at the time of his death. He was the son of Charles and Laura Mathews Schaaf. Survived by his wife Adah Schaaf 2 sons Fred Schaaf of Jerseyville, Julius Schaaf of Fieldon,; 6 daughters Sophia Miller, Jerseyville, Dorothy Mitchell of Winchester, Hazel Thompson of Kane Alberta Evans, Marjorie Dilks and Rosemary Schaaf of Fieldon. 2 brothers Charles E. of Jerseyville and Leslie Schaaf of Fieldon. 1 sister Adelia Young of Jerseyville. 1 son preceded him in death - Henry. Interment - Fieldon Cem.

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Henry Isom Schaaf the son of Charles and Laura (Mathews) Schaaf was born 5-23-1884 in Jersey County, IL. He died 7-19-1961 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Adah Charlotte Young. She was born 8-7-1884, and died 3-4-1956 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf had 9 children-Rosemary Schaaf, Julius "Dude" Schaaf, Hazel Schaaf, Lelia Margie Schaaf, Dorothy Schaaf, Alberta Schaaf, Sophia Schaaf, Henry Schaaf, and Charles "Fred" Schaaf.

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(1aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's daughter Rosemary Schaaf/s obituary - Rosemary Schaaf, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. Born in Fieldon on July 30, 1929, she was the daughter of Isom Henry and Ada Charlotte (Young) Schaaf. A lifelong resident of Fieldon, she was employed at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville and the Fieldon Grade School. She then began operating the Farmers Market in Fieldon alongside Warren Fester. The two maintained a loving companionship for 30 years before his death on Dec. 25, 2002.

She is survived by her only surviving sister, Hazel Thompson of Kane; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her companion, Warren, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Henry, Julius "Dude" and Fred Schaaf; and four sisters, Sophia Miller, Dorothy Mitchell, Alberta Evans and Lelia "Marge" Dilks. Visitation were held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Randy Cartwright conducted funeral services at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial was at Fieldon Cemetery.

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(2aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's son Julius "Dude" Schaaf was born in 1916 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1968 in Jersey County, IL. His burial was at Fieldon Cemetery. He married Cora Alice Ford. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Kane, the daughter of Louis and Nettie (Dunham) Ford. She died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Her burial was at Mount Gilead Cemetery in Carrollton, Greene County, IL. Julius "Dude" Schaaf and Cora Alice Ford divorced and she remarried to Glenn G. Varble Dec. 18, 1975, in Alton. Children of Julius "Dude" Schaaf and Cora Alice Ford were-Judy Schaaf, Carol Schaaf, Russell Schaaf, Robert Schaaf, Kenneth W. "Bill" Schaaf, Charles Schaaf, Donald Schaaf, Jim Schaaf, and two children who died in infancy.

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Julius "Dude" Schaaf's wife Cora Alice (Ford) Schaaf Varble's obituary - Cora Alice Schaaf Varble, 86, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Kane, the daughter of Louis and Nettie (Dunham) Ford. She married Julius "Dude" Schaaf of Fieldon and together they were the parents of 10 children before their eventual divorce. After the divorce, she operated a restaurant in Fieldon and was a nurse's aide at Garnet's Chateau. She met Glen G. Varble and the two later married on Dec. 18, 1975, in Alton. After their marriage, they moved to Pearl, where she began working at Brown Shoe Company and later as a nurse's aide at the Community Care Center, both in Pittsfield. Her husband's declining health forced her to retire and he passed away Jan. 15, 1994, after 18 happy years of a happy marriage.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Joe Roth of Fieldon and Carol and Jeff Barnett of Mount Sterling, Ill.; six sons and daughters-in-law, Russell Schaaf of Cottage Hills, Robert and Carolyn Schaaf and Kenneth W. "Bill" and Alice Schaaf, all of Jerseyville, Charles and Edna Schaaf, Donald and Barbara Schaaf, all of Fieldon, and Jim and Marcia Schaaf of Griggsville, Ill.; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William "Woody" Ford of Kane and Wilbert Ford of Springfield, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant children; a daughter-in-law, Marge Schaaf; three brothers, Henry, Ernest and Winslin Ford; and two sisters, Frances Wilson and Edna Pickett. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 2, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Barbara Alley will conduct services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3. Burial will be at Mount Gilead Cemetery in Carrollton. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ or to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

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(1aaa) Julius "Dude" Schaaf and Cora Alice (Ford) Schaaf Varble's son Russell L. Schaaf's obituary - Russell L. Schaaf, 72, passed away at 12:17 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Robings Manor in Brighton. Born May 24, 1938, in Jerseyville, he was a son of Julius Schaaf and Alice (Ford) Schaaf Varble. His wife, the former Margaret Seaburn, preceded him in death Feb. 4, 2001. He worked as a truck driver for his son at Michael Schaaf Trucking and also had driven for Hoops Trucking. Mr. Schaaf was a shipboard boilerman fireman in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957.

He is survived by three daughters, Gail (Roger) Ambrose of Kokomo, Ind., Lisa (Daniel) Sackmann of Jerseyville and Sonya Smith of South Roxana; three sons, David (Carol) Schaaf of St. Peters, Mo., Russell (Lisa) Schaaf Jr. of Toledo, Ohio, and Michael (Kristi) Schaaf of Findlay, Ohio; his grandchildren, Allison Cox, Debra, Erin and Brittany Sackmann, Jonathon Schaaf, Matthew Seets, Christopher and Kassandra Smith, Jessica, Jacob, Joshua, David, Cole and Grace Schaaf; two sisters, Judy (Jerry) Roth of Fieldon and Caroline (Jeff) Barnett of Mount Sterling, Ill.; five brothers, Donald (Barb) Schaaf and Charlie (Edna) Schaaf, all of Fieldon, William (Alice) Schaaf and Robert (Carolyn) Schaaf, all of Jerseyville, and James (Marcia) Schaaf of Griggsville, Ill. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Jennifer Schaaf. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Paynic Home for Funerals in East Alton, where Pastor Rob Ellard will officiate services at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21. Alton VFW Post 1308 will perform military rites at the funeral home after the funeral service. Committal services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Wood County Memory Garden in Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorials may be given to the charity of one's choice.

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(2aaa) Julius "Dude" Schaaf and Cora Alice (Ford) Schaaf Varble's son Robert Eugene Schaaf's obituary - Robert Eugene Schaaf, 73, died unexpectedly at 10:05 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his residence. He was born in a log cabin at the family home in rural Fieldon on Oct. 8, 1939, and was the son of the late Julius "Dude" and Cora Alice (Ford) Schaaf. Bob was a U.S. Army veteran, and was employed for 27 years as a custodian at Jersey Community High School, and was also well know for always finding odd jobs to help support his family, in addition to his golfing and card playing habits. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially those trips with his best friend, David Scoggins, penny slots at the casino, and attending any event that his grandchildren were participating in. He was a well known fixture at most Panther athletic events. He married the former Carolyn S. Perkey on Oct. 19, 1968, in Wood River, and together they have shared the past 44 years together.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Schaaf of Jerseyville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tammy Schaaf of Jerseyville and Debby and Curt Klunk of Jerseyville; a son, Jeff Schaaf, and his partner, Aaron Settles of Carrollton; five grandchildren, Marcus, Zach and Haley Franklin, and Ethan and Caden Klunk; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Jerry Roth of Fieldon and Carol and Jeff Barnett of Mt. Sterling; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Edna Schaaf of Fieldon, Donald and Barbara Schaaf of Fieldon, Kenneth "Bill" and Alice Schaaf of Jerseyville and James and Marcia Schaaf of Griggsville; a very special and dear aunt, Delores Cunningham of Jerseyville; a brother-in- law, Charles Roger Perkey, and his companion, Kathy Roberts of Waukegan; a sister-in-law, Judith Johnson of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Sandra Perkey of Olive Branch, Miss.; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Julius "Dude" Schaaf, his mother and stepfather, Glenn and Alice Varble, a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Marjorie Schaaf. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, the Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.

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(3aaa) Julius "Dude" Schaaf and Cora Alice (Ford) Schaaf Varble's son Donald Lee Schaaf's obituary - Donald Lee Schaaf, 69, died suddenly at 10:28 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Jersey Community Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born in Fieldon on May 28, 1945, and was one of eight children born to Julius "Dude" & Cora Alice (Ford) Schaaf. Don was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and began working for Olin when he returned home. He then began working at Sauerwein Lumber in Fieldon, and eventually went to Ropers Plastic in Jerseyville, where he served as plant manager until its acquisition by US Can. He then returned to Olin in 1998, where he remained until retiring in 2010. He married the former Barbara Plummer on Oct. 1, 1965 at the Methodist Parsonage in Grafton, and together they have shared the last 49 years together. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Schaaf of Fieldon; two sons & a daughter in law, Timothy & Denise Schaaf of Godfrey and Rodney Schaaf, and his companion, Shannon Wittman of Fieldon; four grandchildren, Daniel, Grayson, Gavin & Owen; two sisters & a brother in law, Judy & Jerry Roth of Fieldon, and Carol Barnett of Mt. Sterling; three brothers & sisters in law, Charles & Edna Schaaf of Fieldon, Kenneth "Bill" & Alice Schaaf of Jerseyville, and James & Marcia Schaaf of Griggsville. He was preceded in death by his father, Julius Schaaf; his mother & step father, Cora Alice & Glenn Varble; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Schaaf on Aug. 6, 2013; and two brothers, Russell Schaaf and Robert Schaaf. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday. Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery with the Tri County Honor Guard conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

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Cora Alice (Ford) Schaaf Varble's second husband Glenn G. Varble's obituary - Glenn G. Varble, 81, of Pearl died Saturday morning, Jan. 15 , 1994, at his residence. Born June 5, 1912, in Woodville, he was a son of Leonard and Tina Schudel Varble. He married Bernita M. Cummings Feb. 5, 1936. She died April 13, 1975. He later married Cora Alice Schaaf Dec. 18, 1975. She Survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Carolyn Karben of Vancouver, Wash., and Glenda Gibbens of Eugene, Ore.; three sons, Adrian Varble of Eldred, Dale Varble of Reno, Nev.; two step-daughter, Carol Barnett of Mt. Sterling and Judy Roth of Fieldon, Bob Schaaf of Jerseyville, Charlie and Bill Schaaf, both of Fieldon and Jim Schaaf of Meredosia; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many stepgrandchildren; a sister, Edna Bailey of Mesa, Ariz.; and a brother, Delbert Varble of Alton. Mr Varble was a lifelong farmer in Greene and later Pike County. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials are suggested to the Glenn Varble Memorial Fund in care of Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

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Cora Alice (Ford) Schaaf Varble's brother William W. "Woody" Ford's obituary - William W. "Woody" Ford, 89, died and went home to be with the Lord at 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Kane on Aug. 14, 1919, the son of the late Louis and Nettie (Dunham) Ford. He married the former Wilma Jean "Jeanie" Strebel on Aug. 25, 1956, in Mississippi and they shared 34 years together before her death on March 30, 1991. He later married the former Shirley Franklin on Sept. 8, 2005, in Pittsfield. She survives. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a truck driver for Gorma Brothers Ready Mix in Jerseyville for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and his wife, Wilbert Gene and Dea Ford of Jerseyville; three stepchildren and their spouses, Sherrie and Paul Edgell of Kane, Terry and Paula Gust of Edwardsville and Michele Morris of Kane; several grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; and a brother, Wilbert Ford of Springfield, Ill. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Frances Wilson, Alice Schaaf Varble, Edna Pickett Gilbert and a twin sister in infancy; three brothers, Earnest, Henry and Winslin Ford; and a stepson, Gerald Gust. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services at noon Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Martin Smay will officiate. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be made to the cemetery or the Open Door House of Praise in Jerseyville.

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(3aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's daughter Hazel (Schaaf) Thompson's obituary - Hazel (Schaaf) Thompson, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Jersey County, she was one of nine children of Isom and Ada C. (Young) Schaaf. She married Russell Thompson on Nov. 6, 1943, and the two lived in Kane for many years, where he was employed on the Kane Croft Farm. They shared 61 years together before his death on Dec. 15, 2004. Coming from a large, close-knit family, she learned early on what hard work, dedication and loyalty to family meant. She was employed as a cook for many years at Hanks Cafe in Kane and later became a cook at the Kane Grade School for 16 years before retiring.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley Jean Johnson of Alton and Verna Kay and Perry Ontis of Fieldon; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Doris Thompson of Fieldon; a stepson, Russell Edward Thompson of Wood River; and numerous grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Edna Marie Farris, in December 1968; three grandsons, Carl Russell Johnson, Billy Joe Farris and Michael Farris; two great-grandsons, Scott Johnson and Matthew Crull; three brothers, Fred, Julius "Dude" and Henry Schaaf; and five sisters, Sophia Miller, Lelia Dilks, Alberta Evans, Dorothy Mitchell and Rosemary Schaaf. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Chuck Keene, of Kane Baptist Church, will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Kane Baptist Church.

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Hazel Schaaf was born 9-20-1918 in Jersey County, IL. She died 2-6-2007 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. Her burial was at Kane Cemetery in Jersey County, IL. She first married James D. Maple 3-22-1936. She later married Russell Oliver Thompson 11-6-1943. Her husband - Russell Oliver Thompson, 85, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Jersey County, one of 11 children of Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson. He married the former Hazel Schaaf on Nov. 6, 1943, in Jerseyville. She survives. A resident of Kane for many years, he was employed at the Kane Croft Farm for 21 years until the farm was sold and then began working as a mechanic and driver for Krause and Son Implement Co. in Jerseyville, retiring in 1982, after dedicating 15 years to the business. He was a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695 and enjoyed their many activities and meals that he and his wife were able to take part in and was especially proud of his yard and garden.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Russell Edward Thompson of Wood River and Raymond and Doris Thompson of Fieldon; a daughter and son-in-law, Verna Kay and Perry Ontis of Fieldon; a stepdaughter, Shirley Jean Johnson of Roxana; four grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-great- grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Brown of California and Cecile Russell of Godfrey; and two brothers, Herman "Pete" Thompson of Tacoma, Wash., and Donald Thompson of Granite City. Preceding him in death were his parents; a stepdaughter, Edna Mae Farris; three stepgrandchildren, Carl Russell Johnson, Billy Joe Farris and Michael Farris; a sister, Hazel Mae Thompson; and five brothers, Raymond, James, Logan Jr., Charles William and Truman Thompson. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Jon Lobos conducted funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial was at Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695.

(Note: Hazel (Schaaf) Thompson's second husband Russell Oliver Thompson had previously been married to my sister the former Mildred Westfall, daughter of Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall, and they had a son Russell Edward Thompson born 8-22-1937 in Jersey County, IL.)

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(4aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's daughter Lelia Margie Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. She is deceased. She married Owen Leroy Dilks 1-24-1948 in Jersey County, IL. Her husband Owen Leroy Dilks's obituary - Died 06-23-1980. Owen Leroy Dilks, 56, of Jerseyville died June 23, at Jersey Community hospital. Services were conducted at Healing Waters Temple by Rev Gordon Dean Cox. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. He was a retired logger, born January 13, 1924 in Rosedale, a son of the late Jessie &I Mattie (Evans) Dilks and was a WWII army veteran.

His survivors are his wife, Lelia Margie (Schaaf) Dilks; 5 sons, Ronald, Rodney, Randy, Kevin and Billy Jo, all of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Connie Lott of Jerseyville; 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers, John and Alvin Dilks of Jerseyville and 2 sisters, Uldine Humiston, Jerseyville and Mildred Short, Warrenton, Missouri. Graveside service was held by American Legion post. Memorials may be given to Cancer Soc.

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(1aaa) Owen Leroy Dilks and Lelia Margie (Schaaf) Dilk's son Ronald Dilks was born in Jersey County, IL. He married Marian fritz. She is deceased. Ronald and Marian (Fritz) Dilks had these children-Dawanna Renee "Dawn" Dilks, Ronald "Butch" Dilks, Pattie (Dilks) Longley, and Crystal Dilks.

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(1aaaa) Ronald and Marian (Fritz) Dilks's daughter Dawanna Renee "Dawn" Dilks's obituary - Dawanna Renee "Dawn" Dilks, 46, died unexpectedly at 7:31 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Jerseyville on Feb. 1, 1968, and was the daughter of Ronald and Marian (Fritz) Dilks. She graduated in 1986 from Jersey Community High School, and used her caring nature for people as a CNA at Alton Memorial Hospital, and various nursing homes in the Jerseyville area, with Willow Rose being her last place of employment. Surviving are her father, Ronnie Dilks of Jerseyville; her companion of 28 years, Boby Bell of Jerseyville; a daughter, Heather Womack of Decatur; two sons, Scotty Bell of Hillsboro and Cody Bell of Granite City; two grandchildren, Hayden Womack and MaKinley Dilks; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald "Butch" and Aimee Dilks of Kane; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Pattie and Randy Longley of Jerseyville and Crystal Dilks of Jerseyville; a step father, Dan Wallace of Wood River; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marian Wallace; an infant daughter, Dora Rose Bell; and her grandparents, Leroy and Margie Dilks and Elfreda Ridlinger. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23. Rev. Larry Hayes will officiate. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to her family in care of the funeral home.

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(5aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's daughter Dorothy (Schaaf) Mitchell's obituary - Dorothy (Schaaf) Mitchell, 79, died Monday, September 23, 1991, at her daughter's home in winchester. Born on July 29, 1912, in Fieldon, she was a daughter of the Late Isom and Ada (Young) Schaaf. She married Charles Mitchell on February 15, 1931 in Jerseyville. He died December 27, 1974.

Surviving are five sons, Charles Mitchell of Alsey, L. C. Mitchell of Virginia Illinois, George Mitchell of Silvis and Thomas and Clyde Mitchell, both of Murrayville; a daughter, Reba Witwer of Sinchester; 16 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; a brother, Fred Schaaf of Jerseyville; and four sisters, Rosemary Schaaf of Fieldon, Hazel Thompson of Kane and Sophia Miller and Margie Dilks, both of Jerseyville. Two brothers, Henry and Julius Schaaf, and a sister, Alberta Evans, preceded her in death.

Visitation was from 1:30 to 9 pm Wednesday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, where services were at 11 am Thursday. The Rev. Phillip Dunn officiated. Burial was in Murrayville cemetery.

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(6aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's daughter Alberta M. (Schaaf) Evans's obituary - Alberta M. (Schaaf) Evans, 63, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug 14, 1987 at St Anthony's Hospital in Alton. She was born in Fieldon, a daughter of the late Isom and Adah Young Schaaf. On Dec 8, 1945 in Jerseyville she married Ward Evans and he survives.

Also surviving are a son David Evans of Jerseyville; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles Schaaf of Jerseyville and five sisters Sophia Miller and Margie Dilks of Jerseyville, Dorothy Mitchell of Winchester, Hazel Thompson of Kane and Rosemary Schaaf of Fieldon. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Hone in Jerseyville. The Rev. Jean Erb officiated. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

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(7aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's daughter Sophia Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. She is deceased. She married Roy U. Miller. Her husband Roy U. Miller's obituary - Died 06-12-1975. Final rites for Roy U. Miller, 76, of 109 Lincoln, Jerseyville were conducted at 10 o'clock June 12, at Jacoby Funeral Home with the Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 7:55 am on June 10 at Jersey Community Hospital. Interment was in the Fieldon cemetery. A carpenter, he was born September 12, 1898 in Harrisburg, and was a World War II veteran. Miller was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sophia Schaaf Miller; and a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Doris) Dickerson of East Alton; one grandchild.

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(8aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's son Henry Schaaf was born in 1910 in Jersey County, Il. He died 12-7-1939 in Jersey County, IL. His interment was in the Fieldon cemetery.

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(9aa) Henry Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf's son Charles "Fred" Schaaf was born in Jersey Co., IL. He died Dec. 2, 1994. He married Carol Iona Taake Mar. 22, 1942, in Fieldon, IL. She was born on Oct. 14, 1921, in Troy, IL to the late Henry Taake and the late Martha (Schultz) Taake-Smith. She died Feb. 26, 2013 in Jerseyville, IL. Charles "Fred" Schaaf and Carol Iona (Taake) Schaaf had these children-Barbara Schaaf, William "Bill" Schaaf, Martha Schaaf, Michael Schaaf, Sharon Schaaf, Henry Schaaf, Janet Schaaf, Paula Schaaf, and Joan C. Schaaf.

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Charles "Fred" Schaaf's wife Carol Iona (Taake) Schaaf's obituary - Carol Iona Schaaf, 91, passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at her home. She was born on October 14, 1921, in Troy, Ill. to the late Henry Taake and the late Martha (Schultz) Taake-Smith. She married Charles "Fred" Schaaf on March 22, 1942, in Fieldon. He passed away on December 2, 1994. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Barbara and Robert McDonald, William "Bill" and Theresa Schaaf, Martha and Duane Montgomery, Michael Schaaf, Sharon Smith and Companion Lou Vanderpluym, all of Jerseyville, Henry Schaaf of Cottage Hills, Janet Price of Jerseyville and Paula Steckel and Companion Mike Dahn of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Bobby McDonald, Tammy Lehr, Joe Schaaf, Michelle Richards, Jason Montgomery, Chad Smith, Christina Smith, Corey Schaaf, Laura Wendle, Stephanie Sams, Andy Steckel, Heidi Carter, Kate Steckel and Jordan Steckel; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ellen Ritchey of Rosewood Heights, and Ethel Smith of Jerseyville; and a brother, Orville Taake of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Joan C. Schaaf, grandson, Brian Schaaf, a stepsister, Mae Loellke, and two stepbrothers, Edward and Hayden Smith. Visitation: 4 - 8 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2013, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, with Rev. William Hembrow to officiate. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to St. Anthony's Hospice Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in charge of Arrangements.

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(1aaa) Charles "Fred" and Carol Iona (Taake) Schaaf's son William F. "Bill" Schaaf's obituary - William F. "Bill" Schaaf, 65, passed away peacefully at 8:35 p.m., at his residence with his family at his side. He was born in Jerseyville on Oct. 28, 1947, and was the son of the late Charles "Fred" and Carol Iona (Taake) Schaaf. He graduated in 1965, from Jersey Community High School, and soon began his employment with Olin Corp. It was shortly after he began at Olin, that Bill entered the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge, he returned back to Olin, where he worked for the next 37 years retiring as a foreman. He married the former Theresa Koenig on Dec. 19, 1970, in Jerseyville, and they've been blessed with nearly 43 years together and the joys of two children and five grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Theresa Schaaf of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph "Joe"ť and Tammy Schaaf of Greenfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Ramon Richards of League City, Texas.; five grandchildren, Justin and Haylei Schaaf, Nichelle, Erynn and Alexis Richards; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Robert McDonald of Jerseyville, Martha and Duane Montgomery of Jerseyville, Sharon Smith, and her companion, Lou Vanderpluym of Jerseyville, Janet Price of Jerseyville, and Paula Steckel and her companion, Mike Dahn of Jerseyville; two brothers, Michael Schaaf of Jerseyville and Henry Schaaf of Cottage Hills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joan C. Schaaf; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Viola Koenig. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Ted Engelsdorfer will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., in care of the funeral home.

(2a) Charles and Laura (Mathews) Schaaf's son Leslie J. Schaaf's obituary - Leslie J. Schaaf, 71, born 12-12-1890 Jerseyville, died 1961, son of Charles and Laura Mathews Schaaf. Surviving his wife Ruth Schaaf; 5 sons William C. and Leo K., Jerseyville; Frank and Bert, Fieldon, and Walter L., Cottage Hills, two daughters Mrs. Calvin Powell, Jerseyville, and Miss Imogene Schaaf, Fieldon, a daughter preceded him in death Agnes. Burial Fieldon Cem.

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Charles and Laura (Mathews) Schaaf's son Leslie James Schaaf married Ruth Levi, a daughter of Harry and Alma (Suddeth) Levi. She was born in 1894, and died in 1985. Her burial was in the Fieldon cemetery. Their children - Leo Keith "Pete" Schaaf resides in Bunker Hill, IL; Bert Schaaf married Alma Ellen Flatt 11-16-1941, daughter of Raymond and Eva Ellen (Reynolds) Flatt (both deceased), and they resided in Fieldon, IL area; Opal (Schaaf) Powell resides in Jerseyville. Their other children, William C. Schaaf, Agnes (Schaaf) Isringhausen, Frank Schaaf, and Walter L. "Bud" Schaaf, and Imogene (Schaaf) Cavanaugh are deceased.

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(1aa) Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf's son William C. Schaaf (deceased) born 5-16-1911, died 7-13-1993. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. He married Cora A. Legate, a daughter of Harry and Alma (Suddeth) Legate. She is deceased. She was born 11-21-1918, and died 7-2-2007. Her burial was in the Fieldon cemetery. William and Cora (Legate) Schaaf had 2 daughters-Edna Schaaf and Joann B. Schaaf.

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William C. Schaaf's wife Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf's obituary - Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf, died July 2, 2007 - 7:53PM. Cora A. Schaaf, 88, died at 12:44 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2007, at Willow Rose Rehabilitation and Health Care in Jerseyville. She was born in Grafton on Nov. 21, 1918, one of nine children born to the late Harry and Alma (Suddeth) Legate. She married William C. Schaaf on Dec. 2, 1936, in Jerseyville, and the two farmed for many years before moving into Jerseyville in 1961. She then began working at several restaurants, including Walkers Five and Dime and Sav-Mor. The couple shared nearly 57 years together before his death on July 13, 1993.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Edgar Short and Joann and Paul Cunningham, all of Jerseyville; three grandchildren and their spouses, Martin and Cathy Short, Terry and Carolyn Short and Cynthia Stamper, all of Jerseyville; great-grandchildren, Eric, Zachary, Travis and Faith Short and Corey and Codey Stamper; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was an infant son; a granddaughter, Denise Cunningham; a grandson-in-law, Avery "Curt" Stamper; and eight siblings. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Doug Haynes will officiate. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene in Jerseyville.

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Note: I found the following information about Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL History from - 1885 Jersey County History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, pp. 396 - 411, regarding Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf's great grandfather, and her mother Alma (Suddeth) Legate's grandfather James E. Suddeth - James E. Suddeth, son of Henry and Panelia Suddeth, was born in Henry County, Ky., June 26, 1824. When James was two years of age his father died, leaving a wife and three sons - - Henry, William and James. The subject of this sketch resided with his mother until his marriage to Amanda Dawkins, who was born in February, 1832. After his marriage he removed to Lincoln County, Mo., and there followed the trade of wagon-making ten years. In 1846 he enlisted in the Mexican War, in a cavalry regiment commanded by Colonel Marshall. He took part in the battle of Buena Vista, after which Marshall's men were discharged. He then volunteered under Gen. John S. Williams, and participated in engagements at Cerro Gordo and the City of Mexico. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he enlisted in the 2nd Missouri Reg., and served four years. He took part in the battles of Farmington and Iuka, in Mississippi; Drywood, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn and Lexington, in Missouri, battles of the Wilderness, Petersburg and Richmond, where he witnessed the surrender of Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Suddeth have eight children. He owns 30 acres of land, which is mostly tillable. He is, in politics, a democrat.

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Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf's mother Alma B. (Suddeth) Legate's obituary - Unknown newspaper, 4 Dec. 1975: Funeral services for Alma B. Legate, widow of Harry Monroe Legate, will be held at 10 am 4 Dec. (today) at the Gubser funeral home with the Rev. James Vaughn of Bethalto officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Branch cemetery in Grafton. Mrs. Legate was born 23 Aug. 1885 in Jersey county, the daughter of the late James and Harriet Barnhart Suddith. She died at 12:05 am 2 Dec. at VIP Manor in Wood River, where she had been a resident since 30 Mar. 1973. Survivors include three Sons, Earl of Moro, and Howard and Walter of El Paso, Tex; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Myrtle) Crull of East Alton; Mrs. William (Cora) Schaaf of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Floyd (Thelma Shaw of Moro, and 27 grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in Feb. of 1973.

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Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf's father Harry Monroe Legate's obituary - Unknown newspaper, 1 Mar. 1973: Funeral rites were held at the Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon for Harry Monroe Legate, a former resident of Grafton. Rev. Louis Estes of Rosewood Heights officiated at the service and burial was in Meadowbrook cemetery. Visitation was held at the Gubser funeral home. The death of Mr. Legate occurred at eleven-thirty o'clock Sat. morning at the Wood River Comm. Hospital where he had been a patient for a short time. He was making his home in Moro with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Shaw. The latter is his granddaughter. Mr. Legate, son of William Floyd and Josephine Mutzler Legate, was born 8 Oct. 1883. He was a retired farmer. Surviving Mr. Legate are his wife, Alma, of Moro; three sons, Earl of Moro, and Howard and Walter of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Myrtle) Crull of East Alton and Mrs. William (Cora) Schaaf of Jerseyville, his granddaughter, Mrs. Shaw, nine other grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren. One son and three daughters preceded him in death.

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Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf's brother Howard Legate's obituary - Unknown newspaper, 7 Dec. 1982: Graveside rites were held 30 Nov. At Alamogordo, N.M. for Howard Legate, 71, a Grafton native who died 29 Nov. at 9:15 am at his home in Alamogordo. He was born in Grafton 30 Aug. 1911, a son of Harry and Alma Suddeth Legate. He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Click; two sons, Herb of Houston, Tex., and Gail of Los Alamos, N.M.; one daughter, Lois Morin of Almagordo, NM; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; a sister, Cora Schaaf of Jerseyville and a brother, Earl Legate of Wood River. Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

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Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf's brother Walter F. Legate's obituary - Unknown newspaper, 10 Feb. 1981: Walter F. Legate, 54, of San Diego, Calif., formerly of this area, died of cancer at 5:30 am 4 Feb. at his home. He was the son of the late Harry and Alma Suddeth Legate. His survivors are his wife, the former Shirley Gentry; one daughter, Kathy Jones of Alton; two sons, Martin and Thomas, both of Texas; one granddaughter, Carson Jones; a sister, Cora Schaaf of Jerseyville; two brothers, Howard of El Paso, Tex. and Earl of Wood River. Four sisters and a brother preceded him in death. His body was donated to medical science. Memorial services will be held at the First Presbyterian church in San Diego following cremation. The organ fund of the First Presbyterian church, 4th and Date St., San Diego, Calif. Has been designated as a memorial.

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Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf's sister Myrtle (Legate) Crull Antobus' obituary - Myrtle Crull Antobus, born 04-06-1910, Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-12-1977, buried Rosedale Cemetery. The funeral of Mrs. Myrtle Crull Antrobus, 67, of 416 Brown St., East Alton, formerly of Jersey County, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Dec. 13 from Gubser Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl Clagg will officiate and burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. Her death occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at Firmin Desloge Hospital in St. Louis. She was born June 4, 1910 in Jersey County, a daughter of Harry and Alma Suddeth Legate. She is survived by her husband, Louis H. Antrobus whom she married Jan. 22, 1976. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Geneva) Burklow of Jerseyville and Mrs. Floyd (Thelma) Shaw of Moro; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Legate of El Paso, Texas and Walter Legate of San Diego, Calif. Her first husband, Charles Edward Crull, died in September, 1975 and a son, Charles Orville Crull, died in 1934. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. The Heart Fund has been designated as a memorial.

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(1aaa) William and Cora (Legate) Schaaf's daughter Edna Schaaf married Edgar Short 4-13-1957 in Jersey County, IL.

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(2aaa) William and Cora (Legate) Schaaf's daughter Joann B. Schaaf married Paul M. Cunningham 9-19-1959. He died Nov. 13, 2012. Paul and Joann (Schaaf) Cunningham had 2 daughters-Cynthia Yvonne Cunningham, and Denise Lavonne Cunningham who died of leukemia Apr. 8, 1971 at age of 9.

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William C. Schaaf and Cora A. (Legate) Schaaf's daughter Joann (Schaaf) Cunningham's husband Paul M. Cunningham's obituary - Paul Maurice Cunningham, 75, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born in Lake Villa, Ill., on April 13, 1937, and was the son of the late John Maurice and Alma (Kleffner) Cunningham. Paul's father, John passed away when Paul was three months old, and his mother moved the family back to the area. He attended St. Francis Grade School and Jersey Community High School, both in Jerseyville, and served as a radioman with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S. Saufley in the Caribbean Sea. Paul was employed for 37 years in the warehouse of Laclede Steel in Alton, and retired in 1996 after 37 years of service, and after retirement, Paul enjoyed walking, woodworking, and following his favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. He married the former Joann Schaaf on Sept. 19, 1959, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and together they have shared 53 years together and the joys of raising two daughters.

Surviving are his wife, Joann Cunningham of Jerseyville; a daughter, Cynthia Stamper of Jerseyville; two grandsons, Corey Stamper and Codey Stamper, both of Jerseyville; a sister, Marilyn Medford of Alton; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Edna and Edgar Short of Jerseyville; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved daughter, Denise Lavonne Cunningham, who passed away at the age of 9 on April 8, 1971; a brother, Donald F. Cunningham; an infant sister; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Cora Schaaf; a brother-in-law, George Medford; a son-in- law, Curt Stamper; a nephew, Danny Cunningham; and a niece, Donna Bruns. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Fr. William Hembrow officiating. Burial will take place at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. In memory of his daughter, Denise, memorials may be given to the St. Louis Childrens Hospital Hematology Department in care of the funeral home.

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(1aaaa) Paul and Joann (Schaaf) Cunningham's daughter Denise Lavonne Cunningham's obituary - Denise Lavonne Cunningham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Maurice Cunningham of 107 Circle Drive, Jerseyville, died at seven-twenty o'clock Thursday morning at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Her death occurred on her ninth birthday anniversary. Denise was stricken with leukemia at the age of three and one-half years and for the past few years she has been hospitalized on several occasions. When her health permitted she attended Holy Ghost parochial school and despite her frailty she was present, in a wheelchair, for the ground breaking of the new Holy Ghost Church last fall.

The Mass of the Angels was read for the funeral of Denise at her parish church Monday morning at nine-thirty o'clock with Father Robert Heintz, celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation hours were held on Saturday evening and Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited at eight o'clock Sunday night. In addition to her parents, Denise is survived by one sister, Cynthia Yvonne; her maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. William C. Schaaf of Jerseyville and her great grandparents, Mrs. Ruth Schaaf of Jerseyville and Mrs. and Mrs. Harry M. Legate of East Alton.

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(2aa) Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf's daughter Agnes Schaaf (deceased) married Floyd G. Isringhausen 11-16-1941. She was born 11-15-1923, and died 6-17-1943 in childbirth. Floyd and Agnes (Schaaf) Isringhausen's son Floyd Gilbert Isringhausen died in childbirth 6-17-1943. Agnes and her son are both buried in Fieldon Cemetery. Floyd G. Isringhausen later married the former Virginia Winchell on Dec. 23, 1944, in Fieldon. Floyd and Virginia (Winchell) Isringhausen raised five children, Judy Isringhausen, Susan Isringhausen, Roger Isringhausen, Gary Isringhausen, and Bruce Isringhausen, and shared 36 years together before she died Feb. 4, 1981. He later married the former Mary Jane Mountain on Sept. 5, 1981, in Jerseyville. Floyd G. Isringhausen was born in Fieldon March 13, 1922, one of eight children born to the late Louis and Florence (Claflin) Isringhausen. He died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. His burial was at Fieldon Cemetery.

Floyd Gilbert Isringhausen was a son of Louis Henry Isringhausen born 29 Aug 1884 in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, died 24 Sep 1971 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, and Florence Elizabeth Claflin born 20 Mar 1886 in Greene Co., IL. Floyd Gilbert Isringhausen was a grandson of Frederick William Isringhausen born 11 Oct 1860 in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, died 25 Dec 1923 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, burial Fieldon Cemetery Jersey Co., IL, and Emma Louise Seehausen born 13 Feb 1864 in Germany. Floyd Gilbert Isringhausen's great grandparents were Heinrich Christoph Isringhausen born 1 Dec 1813 in Brackwede, Westfalen, Prussia, died 1875 (said to have died in the Mississippi River), and Anna Margaretha Louise Strothmann born 1815 in Steinhagen, Westfalen, Prussia.

(Note: Floyd G. Isringhausen's great grandfather, Heinrich Christoph Isringhausen, came to the United States from Bremen, Germany in about 1848, leaving his pregnant wife, Anna and three children. On his citizenship papers in 1852, it states that he landed in New Orleans, La., in November 1848 and that he had been a resident for two years in Madison County, Ill. Possibly, he settled in the Nutwood area before Anna's arrival. Later he settled in Section 22 in Richwood Township in Jersey County. On Anna's trip from Germany in about 1852, one son died buried at sea. Henry and Anna were parents to three daughters and six sons. One of the sons remained in Germany to care for his grandparents. He never came to America. He married and had two daughters. One of the sons, William, was born in Illinois in 1860. William married Emma Seehausen and they were parents to four daughters and two sons, one of which was Louis. Florence's ancestor, Robert MacLachlan came from Scotland in 1661. The MacLachlans were descendants of European royalty. There is a castle in Scotland named after the MacLachlans. The name was later changed to Claflin. Louis and Florence were married on Dec. 23, 1908. This was the beginning of the descendants of this couple. They were parents to Hazel, Marvin, Clyde, Wayne, Pearl, Ruby, Floyd and Glenn.)

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The obituary of Floyd G. Isringhausen - Floyd G. Isringhausen, 86, died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health. He was born in Fieldon March 13, 1922, one of eight children born to the late Louis and Florence (Claflin) Isringhausen. He married the former Agnes Schaaf and they were married for a short time before she died in childbirth, along with their only child, Floyd Jr. He later married the former Virginia Winchell on Dec. 23, 1944, in Fieldon. They raised five children and shared 36 years together before she died Feb. 4, 1981. He married the former Mary Jane Mountain on Sept. 5, 1981, in Jerseyville and they have been blessed with 27 years together. He was a Jersey County resident his entire life, working in agriculture. He operated a livestock and grain farm near Fieldon for many years. Active in his community, he was a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ, the Elks Lodge 954 and Moose Lodge, both of Jerseyville, and the Fieldon Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and Ted Kuebrich and Susan Isringhausen, all of Jerseyville; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger and Linda and Gary Isringhausen, all of Fieldon, and Bruce Isringhausen of Godfrey; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruby Skinner of Jerseyville. Besides his parents, wives and son, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Kuebrich, on Feb. 11, 2004, a sister, Hazel Gettings, and five brothers, Marvin, Clyde, Wayne, Pearl and Glenn Isringhausen. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 26, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and will continue from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Fieldon United Church of Christ. The Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery.

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(1aaa) Floyd G. Isringhausen and his 2nd wife Virginia (Winchell) Isringhausen's son Bruce Wayne Isringhausen's obituary - GODFREY — Bruce Wayne Isringhausen, 57, died at 5:51 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2015 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton, after an 18-month battle with T Cell Lymphoma. He was born in Jerseyville on April 18, 1958, the youngest of five children born to Floyd and Virginia (Winchell) Isringhausen. Bruce attended Jersey Community High School, and was employed as a truck driver for his adult life. He owned and operated Bruce Isringhausen Trucking for many years, and made many friends all over the country along the way. When he wasn't working, he still loved to be on the road and enjoy the outdoors riding his Harley Davidson, making a trip to Sturgiss, S.D. every year. Bruce was a people person who loved and lived life to the fullest. He insisted that he surround himself with those that shared the same passion for life and felt it was important to maintain contact with those he loved. Surviving are his fiance' Debra Ernest and her family of Godfrey; two sisters and a brother- in-law, Judy and Ted Kuebrich and Susan Isringhausen, all of Jerseyville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Linda Isringhausen of Fieldon, and Gary and Carol Isringhausen of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews: his feline compaion, Buddy; as well as his only surviving aunt, Ruby Skinner of Jerseyville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Brian Kuebrich. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be given to TCell Lymophoma Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Memorials may be made to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

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Floyd G. Isringhausen's uncle and his mother Florence (Claflin) Isringhausen's brother Clyde W. Claflin's obituary - Died 03-09-1974. Funeral services for Clyde W. Claflin, 90, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 5, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. His death occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 at his home on R. R. 1 Fieldon. Interment will be in the Dayton Cemetery near Eldred. A farmer, he was born Aug. 30, 1884 in Greene Co., a son of George and Margaret Short Claflin. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Marvin, Clyde, Pearl, Floyd and Glenn Isringhausen and Mrs. William Gettings, Sr. His parents and one sister, Florence Claflin Isringhausen preceded him in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home.

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Floyd G. Isringhausen's brother Marvin Earl Isringhausen's daughter Nellie Margaret (Isringhausen) Winters's obituary - Nellie Margaret (Isringhausen) Winters, 77, was born at home in Richwood Township, Jersey County, on April 9, 1933, to the late Marvin Earl and Nellie Marguerite (Walz) Isringhausen. She died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at her home in Jerseyville, after a brief illness. She married Airman 1st Class Paul Wayne Winters of Jerseyville Aug. 10, 1952, at Fieldon Evangelical and Reformed Church in Fieldon. They celebrated 43 years of marriage before his death on Oct. 15, 1995. She was a member of the Fieldon Evangelical and Reformed Church, St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church in Champaign, and St. John's United Church of Christ in Brighton before becoming a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. During those years, she taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and confirmation classes. She also served as treasurer, financial secretary, and as a member of the church council. A 1950 graduate of Jersey Community High School, she earned a diploma in nursing from Washington University in St. Louis in 1953, and a BA from Eastern Illinois University in 1976. She became certified in school nursing through the Illinois State Board of Education that same year. She was employed as a nurse at hospitals in Victoria, Texas, Urbana, Ill., Alton and Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, as well as an office nurse in Champaign, Ill., and at Family Services and Visiting Nurses, Alton. She was a school nurse in Southwestern CUSD 9, Piasa, from 1967 until she retired in 1987 to spend more time with her family and to travel with her husband. As a member of the Illinois Association of School Nurses, she held several offices, including that of president, and was named Illinois School Nurse of the Year in 1986. After retirement, she served as executive secretary of the Association for 12 years. She was a life member of the Illinois Association of School Nurses, National Association of School Nurses, Inc., and Illinois and National Education Associations. In 2003, she was the first school nurse from Illinois to be inducted into the National Association of School Nurses Academy of Fellows. Her volunteer activities included the American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, coordinator of countywide immunization programs in Macoupin County prior to the establishment of the county health department, and the American Cancer Society. She served several terms on the Jersey County ACS board and as chairman of the board. She also organized the first ACS Relay For Life in Jersey County in 2000, and served as chairman for the first two years. Named to the board of directors of Jersey Community Hospital in 1975, she served until her death. She was involved in the planning, building and moving from the original hospital on West Pine Street to the current facility on Maple Summit Road. Hospital accomplishments during her tenure included the addition of a physical therapy department, several building expansions; 24-hour medical coverage in the emergency room; hospital-based ambulance service; state of the art computer services hospital-wide; building of physician office space, the JCH Wellness Center, and the Women's Health Center; opening of the JCH Dialysis Center; and the establishment of the JCH Foundation. From 1993 to 1995, she served as the first female chairman of the board. The most pleasurable, gratifying and important roles in her life, however, were those of wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and as a member of a large and loving extended family.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth M. and John J. Ammann of Godfrey; four granddaughters, Jennifer J. Winters, Carolyn K. (Winters) and her husband, Anthony L. (T.J.) Wadlow of Jerseyville, Laura E. Ammann of Godfrey, and Katherine A. Ammann of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., one grandson, Scott P. Winters of Jerseyville; and four great-grandchildren, Jaxon Winters, Katelyn N. and Brenen P. Wadlow, and Brody P. Winters, all of Jerseyville. Also surviving are two brothers and four sisters-in-law, David M. and Sharon Isringhausen, Paul M. and Alvina Isringhausen, and Joy Isringhausen, all of Jerseyville, and Gail Isringhausen of Richmond, Va., as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including three godchildren, Patricia (Isringhausen) Kelsey of Grand Haven, Mich., Lisa G. Isringhausen of Charleston, S.C., and Jeffrey Isringhausen of Vandalia, Ill. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark W. and Debra J. (Jackson) Winters; and three brothers, Richard Dale Isringhausen (infant), Marvin Eugene Isringhausen of Jerseyville and Carl Loren Isringhausen of Richmond, Va. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Peace United Church of Christ, 23098 Glenda Ave, Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. until the start of the service at noon Saturday, Jan. 8, at the church. The Rev. Theodore Engelsdorfer will officiate. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Margaret was so happy to be able to see and enjoy the many seasonal flowers she received throughout her short illness. Now, however; in accordance with her sincere wishes, it is requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Peace United Church of Christ, JCH Foundation Emergency Room Expansion, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jersey County, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Jerseyville Public Library or other charity of one's choice.

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Floyd G. Isringhausen's brother Marvin Earl Isringhausen's son David M. Isringhausen's wife Sharon D. Isringhausen's obituary - Sharon D. Isringhausen, 74, died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Swedish Edmonds Hospital in Edmonds, Wash. She was born in Alton on Feb. 17, 1938, and was the only child of the late Delmis and Addie (Queen) Calvin. After the divorce of her parents when she was a young girl, her mother remarried and Sharon was lovingly raised by the late William "Sug" Carpunky, who was and always remained a very important part of Sharon's life. Sharon graduated in 1956 from Jersey Community High School, and while in school she was employed at the Jerseyville Telephone Company. She married David M. Isringhausen on Dec. 21, 1955, in Alton, and together they have shared nearly 56 years together and have been blessed with two daughters and seven grandchildren. Early in their married life, Sharon was employed with the U.S. Rubber Company in Detroit, Mich., and later at Monsanto in St. Louis. After her daughters were born, she became a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ladies of the Elks, and the Jersey County Republican Women, and enjoyed crafting, decorating, especially for the Christmas holiday, and was a "dedicated and serious" shopper.

Surviving are her husband, David Isringhausen of Jerseyville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kyra and Robert McCoy of Edmonds, Wash., and Kari and Russ Nairn of Jerseyville; six grandchildren, David McCoy of Brooklyn, N.Y., Matt McCoy, Will McCoy and Drew McCoy, all of Edmonds, Kelsee Nairn and John David Nairn, both of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Benjamin McCoy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24. The Rev. Dennis Hill will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to either the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, or to the Physical Therapy Department at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.

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Floyd G. Isringhausen's brother Marvin Earl Isringhausen's son Marvin Eugene Isringhausen's wife Marilyn Joyce "Joy" (Sinkler) Isringhausen's obituary - Marilyn Joyce "Joy" Isringhausen, 81, died at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her home. Born June 6, 1931, in Ord County, Neb. the daughter of the late Frank and Mildred A.C. (Lickly) Sinkler. She married Marvin E. Isringhausen on Nov. 4, 1950, in Pocahontas, Ariz. He died on Nov. 26, 2003. She was a homemaker and Greeter at Wal-Mart in Jerseyville. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Isringhausen of Jerseyville, Patricia and Robert Kelsey of Grandhaven, Mich., and Kathy and Ronnie Rulo of Grafton; sons, Marvin Eugene "Gene" Isringhausen of Fieldon, Ill., and Alan David and Denise Isringhausen of Godfrey; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Dan N. Sinkler of Peoria, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Gisela Sinkler of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; daughter, Krista Allen; son-in-law, Steven Allen; stepfather, Nathan S. Sinkler, who helped raise her; a sister, Ruth Ann Sinkler-Melton; and brothers, Bernard C. Sinkler, Richard R. Sinkler and Patrick D. Sinkler. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, and from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at Peace United Church of Christ, 1313 Glenda St. Jerseyville, Ill., with the Rev. Theodore Engelsdorfer to officiate. Burial: Fieldon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Louis Children's Hospital or Washington University C.R.C. Diabetes Research. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Floyd G. Isringhausen's brother Clyde W. Isringhausen's son Clyde Frederick "Fred" Isringhausen's obituary - Clyde Frederick "Fred" Isringhausen, 64, of Carrollton died unexpectedly on Sat. March 5, 2005 at 12:26 A.M. at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Born in Jersey County on June 23, 1940 he was the son of the late Clyde W. and Opal P. Schmidt Isringhausen. He married the former Mary Helen Whitlock on Nov. 22, 1958 in Carrollton and she survives. Also surviving are his stepmother Hazel Isringhausen of Jerseyville, 3 sons: Richard (wife Tina) Isringhausen of Carrollton, Jerry (wife Tammy) Isringhausen of Carrollton, Kenny Isringhausen of Dow, 8 grandchildren: Jason (wife Marie), Jarrod, Michelle, Sarah, Tom, Christa, Chad and Kate Isringhausen. A brother Virgil (wife Ada) Isringhausen of McLean, a sister: Betty (husband Tom) Womack of Jerseyville, and 2 stepbrothers: William (wife Louise) Parish of Grafton and Eugene (wife Jean) Parish of Dow. His parents preceded him in death. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Carrollton Lions Club, and served as a Linder Twp. Trustee. He also had served on the Greene Co. Service Co. Board, St. John's Parish Council, Carrollton Chamber of Commerce, and the original Greene Co. Days Committee. He worked for Wagner Seed and Supply Co. of Rockbridge. He enjoyed family, grandchildren, hunting and woodworking. He will be sadly missed. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Prayer service will be at 4 P.M. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 A.M. at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton with burial to follow in St. John's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John?s Church or School. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

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Floyd G. Isringhausen's brother Pearl C. Isringhausen's wife Geneva Ellen (Weaver) Isringhausen's obituary - Geneva Ellen Weaver Isringhausen, 90, died at 12:42 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor. She was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Nutwood, Ill., to Lloyd E. and Ruby (Schmidt) Weaver. Her marriage to Pearl C. Isringhausen was on Aug. 10, 1938, in St. Charles, Mo. He died Jan. 29, 2004. She was a farmer's wife, housewife, mother, grandmother and a good friend to many. Survivors include her children, Shirley (Toney) Scott and Clayton (Margie) Isringhausen, all of Jerseyville, Lois (Jerry) Qualls of Goreville and Phil (Gail) Isringhausen of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Dwight Moore, Brenda Skinner, Glenda Gray, Michael Qualls, Stacey Kuebrich, Scott and Shaun Isringhausen, Erin and Nick Isringhausen; great-grandchildren, Shannon Moore, Kevin (Sarah) Dossett, Krystal Skinner, Jennifer and Kimberly Gray, Kannon Qualls, Alexis Kuebrich, Seth, Carmen and Stetson Isringhausen; and great-great-grandchildren, Lucy and Chloe Dossett.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one infant brother; one infant sister; three sisters, Thelma McKinney, Doris Marshall and Audrey Weaver; and one great-granddaughter, Megan Skinner. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Peace United Church of Christ, 1313 Glenda St., Jerseyville, with an Order of Eastern Star Service at 3:45 p.m. Visitation will continue from 11:30 a.m. until service time at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the church, with the Rev. Theodore Engelsdorfer officiating. Burial will take place at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Peace United Church of Christ, Calhoun Order of the Eastern Star 990 or take a friend to lunch in honor of Geneva Isringhausen. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(3aa) Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf's son Leo K. Schaaf married Charlotte J. Bushnell Dec. 24, 1951 in Carrollton, IL. Leo K. Schaaf's wife Charlotte J. (Bushnell) Schaaf's obituary - Charlotte J. (Bushnell) Schaaf, 72, died at 5:41 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at her home. A daughter of Olin and Clover Wilma (Camerer) Bushnell, she was born May 19, 1935, in Eldred. On Dec. 24, 1951, she and Leo K. "Pete" Schaaf were united in marriage in Carrollton. He survives. A homemaker, she was a member of Eastern Star for 47 years and a member of Bunker Hill Eastern Star Chapter 465 since Dec. 3, 1994. She was initiated into Calhoun Chapter 990 on Jan. 7, 1960. She was a worthy matron for the years of 1967, 1973, 1976, 1985, 1998, 2004 and 2005.

In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Kay Urban of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Keith and Debbie Schaaf of Mascoutah, Ill., and David Lee and Michele Schaaf of Alhambra; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leslie Bushnell; and a sister, Linda Bushnell. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Landers Funeral Home in Bunker Hill with Eastern Star services to be held at 7 p.m. The Rev. Paul Anders will officiate at funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Landers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bunker Hill City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Eastern Star Home in Macon, Ill., or United Methodist Church of Bunker Hill or American Cancer Society.

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(4aa) Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf's daughter Imogene Ruth (Schaaf) Cavanaugh's obituary - Imogene Ruth (Schaaf) Cavanaugh, 84, died at 5:16 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at her residence. She was born on June 9, 1926, in Fieldon, and was the daughter of the late Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf. She married Joseph Cavanaugh on July 15, 1964, in Cairo, Ill., and the two were married just short of 10 years before his death on March 9, 1974. In her younger years, she was employed at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, and served as a nanny for area families, and later, cared for the elderly in their homes. She was baptized a Jehovah Witness in 1970 and attended the Kingdom Hall in Jerseyville.

Surviving are a sister, Opal Powell of Jerseyville; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bert and Alma Schaaf of Fieldon and Leo "Pete" Schaaf of Bunker Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Joann, and her husband, Paul Cunningham of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; a sister, Agnes Isringhausen; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Cora Schaaf, Walter "Bud" and Dorothy Schaaf, and Frank and Evajean Schaaf; and a sister-in-law, Charlotte Schaaf. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Burial will take place in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the building fund of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Jerseyville.

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(5aa) Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf's son Bert Schaaf was born June 10, 1918, in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL. He died March 22, 2015, at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. His burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Jersey County, IL. He married Alma Ellen Flatt Nov. 16, 1941 at Peace United Church of Christ in Fieldon, IL, daughter of Raymond and Eva Ellen (Reynolds) Flatt. She died February 9, 2016 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. Her Burial was at Fieldon Cemetery. Bert and Alma (Flatt) Schaaf had 4 children-Ernest (Barney) Schaaf, Donald Schaaf Sr., Vernis Schaaf, and Roberta "Bobbi" Schaaf. Below is a newspaper article announcement of Bert and Alma (Flatt) Schaaf's 70th wedding anniversary

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Bert and Alma Schaaf to celebrate 70th anniversary - Bert and Alma Schaaf of Fieldon will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary November 16, 2011. Anyone wishing to send cards may do so to P.O. Box 63, Fieldon, IL 62031. Schaaf and the former Alma Flatt of Kampsville were married November 16, 1941 at Peace United Church of Christ in Fieldon by the Rev. Leonard Todd. Mr. Schaaf is retired from a career as a farmer and an employee of the Illinois Department of Transportation. Mrs. Schaaf was and is a homemaker. They have four children, Ernest (Barney) Schaaf, Donald, sr. (Martha) Schaaf, all of Jerseyville, Vernis (Maryann) Schaaf of Kane and Roberta (Ronald) Wendle of Independence, Missouri. They have eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf's son Bert Schaaf's obituary - Bert Schaaf, 96, died at 4:47 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Jerseyville Manor. Born June 10, 1918, in Fieldon, he was son of Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf , both deceased. He married Alma Ellen Flatt Nov. 16, 1941, in Fieldon. He was a retired farmer and had worked at Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a member of Fieldon United Church of Christ, Fieldon Masonic Lodge # 592, Ainad Shriners in East St. Louis, Honorary Membership of Shipman Masonic Lodge and dual member of Hardin Masonic Lodge, Jerseyville Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Alma Ellen Schaaf; children, Barney Schaaf of Jerseyville, Vernis and Mary Ann Schaaf of Kane, Donald Sr. and Martha Schaaf of Jerseyville and Roberta "Bobbi" and Ronald Wendle of Independence, Mo.; grandchildren, Donald Schaaf Jr., Leslea Schaaf, Cynthia Ellis, Candice Schaaf, Carrie Crowder, Betsy McCollum, Kevin Schaaf, and Anthony Schaaf; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Opal Powers of Jerseyville; brother, Leo "Pete" Schaaf of Bunker Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Frank, William, Walter "Bud" Schaaf; sisters, Agnes Isringhausen and Imogene Calvert. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Masonic funeral rites at 3:45 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Fieldon United Church of Christ or Fieldon Masonic Lodge may be memorials. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Bert Schaaf's wife Alma Ellen (Flatt) Schaaf's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Alma Ellen Schaaf, 91, died at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab. Born April 27, 1924, in Hartford, Illinois, she was the daughter of Raymond and Eva Irene (Reynolds) Flatt, both deceased. She married Bert Schaaf on Nov. 16, 1941, in Fieldon. He died March 22, 2015. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Fieldon United Church of Christ, Order of Eastern Star Calhoun Chapter #990, and Women of the Moose. Surviving are children, Ernest "Barney" Schaaf of Jerseyville, Donald (Martha) Schaaf, Sr. of Jerseyville, Vernis (Maryann) Schaaf of Kane and Roberta "Bobbi" (Ronald) Wendle of Independence, Missouri; grandchildren: Donald Schaaf, Jr. of Jerseyville, Leslea (Joe) Stephens and Candice Schaaf of Fieldon, Cynthia M. Ellis of Alton, Carrie (Lonnie) Crowder and Betsy (Joey) McCollum of Independence, Missouri, Kevin (Jill) Schaaf of Staunton, and Anthony (Mary) Schaaf of Canton, Georgia; 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Florence Halemeyer, Lily Honey and Mildred Galore, brother, James Flatt. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at United Church of Christ in Fieldon with Order of Eastern Star service at 9:45 a.m. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Jean Carmean officiating. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the United Church of Christ in Fieldon or Order of Easter Star in Calhoun. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Bert Schaaf's wife Alma (Flatt) Schaaf's father Raymond J. Flatt's obituary - Raymond J. Flatt, 81, of Kampsville died at his residence of July 12, six days after the death of his wife, Irene (Reynolds) Flatt who died July 6 at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville. Services were conducted Tuesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton with Rev. Jon Lobos officiating. Burial was in Richwoods cemetery west of Carrollton. The retired farmer was born in Greene county Sept 6, 1899, a son of Ernest and Bessie (Hermans) Flatt. His survivors are four daughters, Alma Schaaf and Mildred Galore of Fieldon, Florence Halemeyer of Hardin and Lilly Honey of Eldred; one granddaughter, reared in his home, Helen Leanard of Springfield; one son James of Conway, MI; 21 grandchidren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Day of Eldred; one brother, Paul Flatt of Carrollton. One sister and one grandson also preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to The Heart Fund or a charity of one's choice.

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(6aa) Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf's son Frank Schaaf was born Sept. 16, 1915 in Jersey Co., IL and died Nov. 24, 1986 in Jersey Co., IL. He married Eva Jean Mathews, daughter of Frank Mathews. She was born in 1927 and died in 1998. They are both buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL.

(Note: Frank Schaaf was a World War II Veteran and was a prisoner of war in a German prison camp. Here is a newspaper article from the Alton Evening Telegraph about him being a prisoner of war - Frank Schaaf is a prisoner of war In Germany, accordlng to a card received Jan. 5 by his parents, Mr and Mrs. Leslie Schaaf of Fieldon. On Sept, 29, 1944 Mr. and Mrs. Schaaf had received a War Department telegram announcing that their son was missing in action in France since Sept. 14. A card written Oct. 5. 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. Schaaf read: "Dear Mother, I am now at another camp and getting along O. K. That is my address in the left hand corner on the other side. How Is everything at home? Tell all of them that I cannot write to them often. I will get 1o write a letter next time, Love, Frank." The soldier is attached to Stalag 8 German Prison Camp.)

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(7aa) Leslie and Ruth (Levi) Schaaf's daughter Opal Etta (Schaaf) Powell's obituary - JERSEYVILLE- Opal Etta Powell, 95, died at 4:10 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville. She was born in Fieldon, Illinois on March 26, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Leslie & Ruth (Levi) Schaaf. Surviving are her brother, Leo "Pete" Schaaf of Bunker Hill; along with numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece and caregiver, Joann Cunningham, and her daughter, Cindy Stamper of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters & brothers in law, Agnes & Floyd Isringhausen and Imogene & Joe Cavanaugh; four brothers & sisters in law, William & Cora Schaaf, Walter & Dorothy Schaaf, Frank & Eva Jean Schaaf, Bert & Alma Schaaf; and a sister in law, Charlotte Schaaf. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Thursday until time of funeral services at 3 p.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

(3a) Charles and Laura (Mathews) Schaaf's son Charles Richard "Dick" Schaaf was born in 1878 in Jersey County, IL. He married Sophia N. Young 3-13-1901 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Frederick and Catherine (Foster) Young. She was born 6-18-1883 and died 2-16-1937. Charles Richard "Dick" Schaaf and Sophia (Young) Schaaf had these children-Stella Schaaf, Carrie Schaaf, and Edna Schaaf.

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(1aa) Charles Richard "Dick" Schaaf and Sophia (Young) Schaaf's daughter Stella Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Lester Driver 6-27-1928 in Jersey County, IL. She died 3-19-1968. Her husband Lester Charles "Doc" Driver was born in Greene County, January 2, 1905 a son of Charles Ely & Frances (Goans) Driver. He died 11-11-1977 at Jersey Care Center in Jerseyville, IL. His burial was in Borlin cemetery. Lester and Stella (Schaaf) Driver had 5 children-Nilda "Sis" Driver, Charles "Shorty" Driver, Robert Driver, Elmer L. "Sam" Driver, and Thomas Rodney Driver.

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Stella (Schaaf) Driver's husband Lester Charles "Doc" Driver's obituary - Lester Charles "Doc" Driver, 72, of Rural Route Fieldon died November 11 at Jersey care center. Funeral was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. With Rev. Francis Varble officiating. Burial was in Borlin cemetery.

He was born in Greene County, January 2, 1905 a son of Charles Ely & Frances (Goans) Driver and was a Quarry laborer. His wife, Stella (Schaaf) Driver, died March 19, 1968. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Leeman (Nilda) Evans of Arnold, Missouri; 4 sons, Charles "Shorty" Driver of Carrollton, Robert and Elmer L. "Sam" Driver of Jerseyville and Thomas R. Driver of Fieldon; 14 grandchildren; 5 g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Ruby) Carter of Carrollton and Mrs. John (Mina) Moore of Indiana. Memorials may be given to Borlin cemetery.

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(1aaa) Lester and Stella (Schaaf) Driver's son Charles E. "Shorty" Driver's obituary - Charles E. "Shorty" Driver; b: 21 Feb 1928, Jersey Co., Il.; d: 28 Jul 1988, Carrollton, Il.; bu: Carrollton, Il.; m: Mabel Lorton on 20 Dec 1947 in Carrollton, Il.; fa: Lester Driver; mo: Stella Schaaf. Survived by his wife; two sons: Kelly of Wood River and Ken of Carrollton; five grandchildren; a sister: Nelda Evans of Barnhart, Mo.; and three brothers: Robert of Jerseyville, Elmer "Sam" of Fieldon and Tom of Jerseyville.

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Charles E. "Shorty" Driver's wife Mabel E. (Lorton) Driver's obituary - CARROLLTON — Mabel E. Driver, 89, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at White Hall Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 29, 1928, in Woodville Township, the daughter of Fred and Edna Brandt Lorton. She married Charles "Shorty" Driver Dec. 20, 1947, in Greene County, and he preceded her in death July 28, 1988. She is survived by a son, Ken Driver of Carrollton, grandchildren Charlie, Shane, Kathy, and Jasen Driver, and Jessica Monroe and seven great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kelly Driver, and Dorothy Driver, who was like a sister. Mabel was a very active, lifetime member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church near Carrollton. She drove a school bus for the Carrollton School District for over 25 years. She was a member of the Mt. Gilead Community Club, and the Carrollton Sewing Club, and enjoyed playing euchre, pinnacle, and bingo. She also loved to travel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with burial in Carrollton City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Gilead Church. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

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(2aaa) Lester and Stella (Schaaf) Driver's son Thomas Rodney Driver's obituary - Thomas Rodney Driver, 73, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Jersey Community Hospital after a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was born near Fieldon Feb. 6, 1935, the son of Lester and Stella (Schaaf) Driver, now deceased. He married the former May Lou Woolsey Dec. 3, 1955, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, and together they shared 53 years together and shared the joys and responsibilities that came with their family of three children. For many years he was employed as a foreman at the Grafton Boat Works, and then later began working at the Tri County FS as an LP delivery/salesman, retiring in December 2008 due to his declining health.

Surviving are his wife, May Lou Woolsey of Jerseyville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rodney and Anita Driver and Darel Driver, all of Jerseyville; four grandchildren and their spouses, Julie and Chris Wilfong, Brandon and Shannon Dunham, Travis Driver, Samantha and Alex Poppe, all of Jerseyville; four great-grandchildren, Blake and Dylan Wilfong and Anna and Clayton Poppe, and one due in July; two brothers, Robert Driver of Delhi and Elmer "Sam" Driver of Jerseyville; and one sister, Nilda "Sis" Evans of Barnhart, Mo. He was preceded in death by his only daughter, Victoria "Vicky" Dunham, Jan. 23, 1995, and one brother, Charles "Shorty" Driver. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, with the Rev. Dale Wilfong officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the Jersey County Red Cross.

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(3aa) Lester and Stella (Schaaf) Driver's son Elmer Lawrence "Sam" Driver's obituary - Elmer Lawrence "Sam" Driver, 79, died at midnight Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, Ill., on Aug. 18, 1933, one of five children born to the late Lester and Stella (Schaaf) Driver. Sam was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed as a welder at Federal Steel in East Alton for more than thirty years, and was a member of the Ironworkers Union. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Billy Perkins of Palmyra; a granddaughter, Caitlyn Rose Perkins; a brother, Robert Driver of Delhi; a sister, Nilda "Sis" Evans of Barnhart, Mo.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his lifelong companion, Lola Miller, in 1994; and two brothers, Charles "Shorty" Driver and Thomas Driver. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery with military rites being conducted in honor of his service. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.

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(2aa) Charles Richard "Dick" Schaaf and Sophia (Young) Schaaf's daughter Carrie Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Riley F. Spriggs 8-8-1925. I don't have any other information about Carrie or her family.

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(3a) Charles Richard "Dick" Schaaf and Sophia (Young) Schaaf's daughter Edna Schaaf married Howard Ray. Charles and Sophia (Young) Schaaf's daughter Edna (Schaaf) Ray's obituary - RAY, Edna (Schaaf); b: 13 Nov 1905, near Fie1don, II.; d: 18 Ju1 1994, Jerseyvi11e, II. (Jersey Hosp); Bu: Fie1don Cemetery, Fie1don, II.; M: Howard Ray on 7 Sep 1935 in Alton, II.; FA: Charles Richard; MO: Sophia Young; Husband preceded in death 1 Jan 1986.; Resident of Carro11ton, II.; Survived by nieces and nephews.; Preceded by two sisters: Stella Driver and Carrie Spriggs.

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Edna (Schaaf) Ray's husband Howard Ray's obituary - RAY, Howard; b: 28 Sep 1904, Greene Co.. IL.; d: 1 Jan 1986, Carro11ton. IL. (Boyd Mem Hosp); Bu: Fie1don Cemetery; M: Edna Schaaf on 7 Sep 1935 in Alton. IL.; FA: Sherman Ray; MO: Louise Fischer; Resident of Carro11ton. IL.; Survived by his wife; and one brother: William Ray of White Hall.

(4a) Charles and Laura (Mathews) Schaaf's daughter Adelia Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1959 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Fred Young 10-24-1901 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1879 and died in 1944. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Fred and Adelia (Schaaf) Young had 9 children-Hazel Mildred Young, Robert Young, Tony Young, Fred Young, Carl Young, Leona Young, Marguerite Young, Lucille Young, and Roberta "Betty" Young.

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(1aa) Fred and Adelia (Schaaf) Young's daughter Hazel Mildred (Young) Woolsey's obituary - Hazel Mildred (Young) Woolsey, 84, formerly of Kane, died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for several years. The last surviving child of the late Fred and Adelia (Schaaf) Young, she was born in Rosedale Township in Jersey County on Feb. 20, 1918. On March 2, 1936, she married Phillip Woolsey in Jersey County. He died Aug. 25, 1980, while they were living in California.

During World War II, she was employed at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, and the Western Corporation in East Alton. Before she retired, she worked with her sister, Lucille, at Town & Country Dry Cleaners in Jerseyville. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Gary and Sue Wade of Jerseyville, and their children and grandchildren, Terri and Darren Howland and daughter Kelsey; Sheryl and Don Simpson, and their daughter, Ashley Jones; and Debbie and Mike Bader, all of Jerseyville.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Tony, Fred, Carl and Robert Young; and four sisters, Leona Bell, Marguerite Lewis, Roberta "Bettie" Collins and Lucille Wade. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Crawford Funeral Home (The Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel) in Jerseyville, where funeral services was conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

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(2aa) Fred and Adelia (Schaaf) Young's son Robert Elvin "Bob" Young's obituary - Robert Elvin "Bob" Young, 80, went to be with the Lord 1719 7:18 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County with his children and their spouses at his side. He was born in Jersey County on Sept. 10, 1922, to Fred and Adelia (Schaaf) Young. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, and returned home, where he worked as an overhead crane operator for Olin Corp. in East Alton for 37 years before retiring. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, where he served as an ordained deacon during his lifetime. He was also a member of the Jerseyville American Legion, Moose Lodge 695, Olin Westerner Club, Tri County Antique Club and a lifetime member of the Boilermakers Union 483.

He married the former Edith "Edie" Schaff on Sept. 10, 1947, at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, and they shared 51 years of marriage before her sudden passing Jan. 22, 1999. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. and Nancy Young of Jerseyville, Richard and Mickey Young of Godfrey and Tim and Tiffany Young of Jerseyville; three daughters, Carol Young, Barb Woelfel and Sara Eberlin, all of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Jason Steele, Suzie and Tim Sandifer, Beth Young, Carisa and Chas Peuterbaugh, Kristin and Chris Young, Marion Hanson, Elizabeth Woelfel, Dian Young, Cale Young, Laura Eberlin and Taylor Young; two great-grandchildren, Ariana Lillard and Claire Steele; and one sister, Hazel Woolsey of Jerseyville.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Christopher Hanson; three brothers, Tony, Fred and Carl Young; and four sisters, Leona Bell, Marguerite Lewis, Lucille Wade and his twin, Roberta "Betty" Collins. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home (the Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel) in Jerseyville Visitation was from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of services at 10 a.m. at the Bible Baptist Church 910 W. County Road, Jerseyville. The Rev. Earl Clagg officiated. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery, with full military graveside rites conducted by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528. Memorials may be made to the Bible Baptist Church.

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(3aa) Fred and Adelia (Schaaf) Young's daughter Roberta E. "Bettie" (Young) Collins's obituary - COLLINS. Died 01-04-1984. A funeral Mass for Roberta E. "Bettie" Collins, 61, of rural Jerseyville was celebrated Tuesday morning at St. Francis Xavier Church with Father Patrick Morrow and Father William Hembrow as concelebrants. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. She died unexpectedly at 10:47 p.m. Jan 14 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton after being stricken ill earlier on her way to Alton with friends. She was born Sep 10 1922 in Jersey County, daughter of the late Frederick and Adelia Schaaf Young. Mrs. Collins was a member of St. Francis Church and Altar Society and the Jerseyville Women of the Moose. Her survivors are her husband, David L. Collins Jr. whom she married July 26 1943; four sons, David, John, Mike and Jim all of Jerseyville; two daughters, Pam Heitzig of Jerseyville and Sue Raftis of Macomb; four brothers, Tony Young, Alton, Fred Young, Mascoutah, Carl and Bob of Jerseyville; four sisters, Leona Bell, Jerseyville, Marguerite Lewis, Madison, Hazel Woolsey, Kane and Lucille Wadeof Jerseyville. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home.

(5a) Charles and Laura (Mathews) Schaaf's son Frank Schaaf was born in 1880 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1953 in Jersey Co., IL. He was buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Tina Elizabeth Young 12-24-1904. Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf had 8 children-Raymond Schaaf, Cora Schaaf, Mark Schaaf, Russell Schaaf, Lawrence Schaaf, Thelma Schaaf, Bertha Schaaf, and Emma Schaaf.

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(1aa) Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's son Raymond Schaaf was born in 1913 in Jersey County, IL. He died 3-13-1956 in a farm accident in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Rowena M. Dahn 9-18-1944 in Jersey County, IL. Raymond and Rowena (Dahn) Schaaf had 2 children-Kenny Schaaf and Helen Schaaf.

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(1aaa) Raymond and Rowena (Dahn) Schaaf's son Kenny Schaaf's obituary - Kenny Schaaf, 54, died unexpectedly at 11:21 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at home. He was born Oct. 6, 1950, in Alton to Raymond and Rowena (Dahn) Schaaf. His father died on March 13, 1956, from a farm accident. His mother then married Roland Greene on May 27, 1967, and he died Jan. 23, 2004.

He graduated from Jersey Community High School and Belleville Area College Barber School. He started Kenny's Barber Shop in Jerseyville in 1971 and also worked for Jersey Community School District, working at the high school and East Elementary Grade School. He was a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695 and enjoyed golfing, bowling and aggravating anyone he could. He was a co-owner and instrumental in starting Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion, Linda DeShasier of Jerseyville; one son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Nancy Schaaf of Godfrey; a sister, Helen DeMoss of Tilton, Ill.; two granddaughters, McKenzie and Madison Schaaf, at home; a niece, Melissa Barnes, and her husband, Kenny; and a great-nephew and great-niece, Cole and MaKenna Barnes, at home. He was awaiting the arrival of his third grandchild.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with a Moose ritual at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continued from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by graveside services at 11 a.m. at Fieldon Cemetery. Father William Hembrow officiated. Memorials may be made to Mooseheart or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.kallalandschaaf.com Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's daughter Cora Schaaf was born Aug. 17, 1911 in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois. She died Aug. 24, 1981 in New Mexico. She married William S. Cunningham and they had 3 children-one son, Samuel Cunningham of Trafford, Pa., and two daughters, Catherine (Cunningham) McCarthy of East Alton, and Bonnie June (Cunningham) Hamilton.

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Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's daughter Cora (Schaaf) Cunningham's obituary - Cora (Schaaf) Cunningham died 08-24-1981. Graveside services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Fieldon Cemetery for Cora Cunningham, 70, of White Rock, N. M. who died at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 24 in New Mexico. She was born Aug. 17, 1911 in Fieldon, a daughter of Frank and Tina Young Schaaf.

Her survivors include her husband, William S. Cunningham of White Rock, N. M.; one son, Samuel Cunningham of Trafford, Pa.; two daughters, Catherine McCarthy of East Alton and Bonnie June Hamilton of Amarillo, Tex.; five grandchildren and a great grandchild; two brothers, Lawrence Schaaf of Godfrey and Russell Schaaf of Wood River; three sister, Bertha Schaaf and Emma Isringhausen of Jerseyville and Thelma Murrell of Grafton. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial.

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(1aaa) William Samuel Cunningham and Cora (Schaaf) Cunningham's daughter Catherine L. (Cunningham) McCarthy's obituary - Catherine L. McCarthy, 83, passed away 8:35 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Rosewood Care Center of Edwardsville. Born in Wood River on November 24, 1932, she was the daughter of Samuel and Cora (Schaaf) Cunningham. She had been employed as an administrative assistant for the Olin Corporation for 41 years before retiring in 1992. On October 4, 1973 in Bethalto, she married Timothy A. McCarthy. He died April 4, 2006. Surviving are two sons, Patrick McCarthy, Brian (Sarah) McCarthy all of St. Louis; two daughters, Kathy (Don) Sawyer of Westfield, IN, Paula Johnson of San Jose, CA; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Casey) Sawyer, David (Julie) Sawyer, Margaret McCarthy, Elizabeth McCarthy, Sarah Jane McCarthy, Claire McCarthy; brother, Samuel (Virginia) Cunningham of Martinez, GA; and a sister, Bonnie (Bob) Raley of Amarillo, TX. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Burial will follow in Woodland Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

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(3aa) Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's son Mark Schaaf was born in 1907 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1972 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(4aa) Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's son Russell Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. He lived in Wood River, IL. I don't have any other information about Russell Schaaf.

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(5aa) Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's son Lawrence Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. He lived in Godfrey, IL.

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(6aa) Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's daughter Thelma Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. She married a man who's last name was Murrell and they lived in Grafton, IL.

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(7aa) Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's daughter Bertha Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. She lived in Jerseyville, IL.

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(8aa) Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's daughter Emma Schaaf was born March 22, 1925, in rural Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She died April 8, 2010, at her residence in Jerseyville, IL. She married a man who's last name was Isringhausen and they lived in Jerseyville, IL.

Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf's daughter Emma "Babe" (Schaaf) Isringhausen's obituary - Emma "Babe" Isringhausen, 85, died unexpectedly at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010, at her residence. She was born March 22, 1925, in rural Fieldon, the last surviving child born to Frank and Tina (Young) Schaaf. She had previously worked in the housekeeping department at Principia College in Elsah, a cook at Garnet's Chateau in Jerseyville, as well as cared for the elderly in their homes. She was a longtime member of the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, and was a member of the Monday cooking crew.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Donald Perdun of Jerseyville; three grandchildren, Brett, and his wife, Gayle Trask, Darren Perdun, and his fiancee, Lindsey Moss, all of Jerseyville, and Lori Dailey of Glen Carbon; two great grandchildren, Trevor and Hannah. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Cora Cunningham, Thelma Murrell, Bertha Schaaf; and four brothers, Raymond, Mark, Lawrence and Russell Schaaf. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

Charles Louis Schaaf

Charles Louis Schaaf was born 7-10-1817 in Hanover, Germany, and died 6-14-1898 in Jersey Co., IL. He married Christina Youngblood born 3-26-1835 in Hesse, Dramstadt, Germany, died 3-6-1893 in Jersey Co., IL. They were married 2-16-1857 in Jersey Co., IL, and both are buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Charles Louis Schaaf was a son of Charles (Karl) and Charlotte Augusta (Busch) Schaaf both born in Hanover, Germany. Children of Charles Louis Schaaf and Christina Youngblood were-George Edward Schaaf born 11-26-1859 in Jersey County, IL, died 12-30-1927 in Jersey County, IL, married Sarah Ellen Powers; Sigel A. Schaaf born 10-25-1863 in Jersey County, IL, married Sophia Harding; Emma Schaaf born abt. 1864 in Jersey County, IL, married Joshua Powers; William A. Schaaf born 6-3-1865 in Jersey County, IL, died 3-22-1949 in Jersey County, IL; Pauline Schaaf born in 1867 in Jersey County, IL, died in 1899 in Jersey County, IL, married James Douglas Powers; and Mary Caroline Schaaf born in 1871 in Jersey County, IL, died in 1938 in Jersey County, IL, married Leroy Medford.

(1) George Edward Schaaf

George Edward Schaaf was a son of Charles Louis Schaaf born 7-10-1817 in Hanover, Germany, died 6-14-1898 in Jersey Co., IL, and Christina (Youngblood) Schaaf born 3-26-1835 in Hesse, Dramstadt, Germany, died 3-6-1893 in Jersey Co., IL. They were married 2-16-1857 in Jersey Co., IL, and both are buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. George Edward Schaaf's father Charles L. Schaaf was a son of Charles (Karl) and Charlotte Augusta (Busch) Schaaf both born in Hanover, Germany. George Edward Schaaf was born 11-26-1859 in Jersey County, IL. He died 12-30-1927 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Sarah Ellen Powers, a daughter of Laurence and Rebecca (Neely) Powers. She was born 4-23-1862 in Jersey County, IL, and died 1-8-1938 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Her father Laurence Powers was born 18 Apr 1828 in Ireland, and died 19 Oct 1903 in English Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married 27 Mar 1854 Rebecca Neely born 29 Dec 1829 in Rowan Co., North Carolina, died 2 Sept 1912 in English Township, Jersey Co., IL.

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George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf had 11 children-Emma Schaaf, Christine Schaaf, Lizzie Schaaf, Charles Louis Schaaf, Nettie Schaaf, Eda Rebecca Schaaf, Lawrence Powers Schaaf, William August Schaaf, George Edward Schaaf, Joshua Schaaf, and Mary Ellen Schaaf.

(1a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's daughter Emma Augusta Schaaf born Oct. 3, 1883 in Jersey Co., IL, died Mar. 27 1930 in St. Louis Mo. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. She married June 12, 1907 William Henry Haun, born Mar. 10, 1880, died Feb. 21, 1964 in Jersey Co., IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery in Jersey Co., IL. William and Emma (Schaaf) Haun had 7 children-Clarence Red Haun, Helen Marie Haun, George Edward Haun, Lawrence Haun, Eda Ellen Haun, Eric Seigal Haun, and John Michael Haun.

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(1aa) William and Emma (Schaaf) Haun's son John Michael Haun's obituary - John Michael Haun, 90, of Galesburg, IL died at 11:50 A.M. Sunday, March 20, 2011 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg He was born December 10, 1920 in Fieldon, Illinois the son of William and Emma (Schaaf) Haun. He was the youngest of 7 children. John was raised and educated in Fieldon, IL.John enlisted in the US Army, serving in the Pacific during World War II from 1942 until 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal while serving for bravery in maintaining the flow of supplies to the front line to his fighting comrades and for his work in evacuating wounded men. He was very proud of his military service and had great respect for those who have served and are serving. John married Virginia Luxmore in Dixon, Illinois on April 17, 1957 and she survives. John moved to Peoria where he first worked at Caterpillar before enlisting in the Army. After the service he was a Sheet Metal Construction worker, working out of the Union Hall in Peoria, IL. He also had worked for a tree service, rock quarry, truck driver, welder and had owned and operated a restaurant in Wataga. Family was always a primary focus for this man who was at his happiest at family gatherings and the two annual reunions of which he was the elder of the family for the past decade. John was a 53 year member of the First Church of God in Galesburg.

Survivors include his wife, 3 sons, Mike (Marcia) Haun of Galesburg, Stanley Haun of St. Louis, MO and John Haun of Galesburg; 1 daughter, Helen (Mark) Stegall of Galesburg; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and one grandson, Christopher Jason Haun. Funeral services with military honors will be 11:00 A.M Friday March 25, 2011 at the First Church of God, Galesburg on Harrison Street with Pastor Dennis McQuown and Pastor Don Reynolds. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the First Church of God. Cremation will be accorded following the service.  Memorials may be left for the First Church of God. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis is in charge of arrangements Online condolences may left at hooverhall.com.

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(2aa) William and Emma (Schaaf) Haun's son Clarence Red Haun was born Dec. 26, 1906 in Jersey County, IL. He died Sept. 29, 1985 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL after a lengthy illness. He retired from farming in 1975. He married the former Theresa Tessie Hughes.

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(3aa) William and Emma (Schaaf) Haun's daughter Eda Ellen Edie (Haun) Foster's obituary - Eda Ellen Edie Foster 79 died Monday March 18, 1996 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She retired from International Shoe Company in Jerseyville after 16 years. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Fieldon. Born in Jersey County July 12, 1916, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Emma Schaaf Haun. On Oct 24 1960 she married John W. Foster in Fieldon and he survives. A brother John Haun of Galesburg also survives She was preceded in death by a sister Helen Marie Young and four brothers Clarence, George Edward, Eric Sigel, and Larry Haun. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services will be at 10 Thursday. The Rev Kurt Simon will officiate. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery Memorials may be made to the perpetual care fund of the cemetery.

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(4aa) William and Emma (Schaaf) Haun's son George Edward Haun was born 27 Nov 1911 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 12 Aug 1961. He married Florence Irene Roady. They had a daughter Rose Irene Haun who married Windel Melvin Kult; and a son William Haun.

(2a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's daughter Christine Schaaf born in 1888 married James C. Vanausdoll born October 21, 1874 in Christian, Jersey Co Illinois. He died October 1967 in Dow, Jersey Co Illinois. He married before 1912. His age at death was 93. (James was married prior to his marriage to Christine Schaaf.) James and Christine (Schaaf) Vanausdoll had 8 children-Hazel Vanausdoll, Leah Vanausdoll, Esther Irene Vanausdoll, Alice Vanausdoll, James Everett Vanausdoll, Martha Vanausdoll, Virgil Vanausdoll, Herbert Vanausdoll.

(3a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's daughter Lizzie Schaaf was born 7-18-1886 and died 1-18-1894. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery.

(4a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's son Charles Louis Schaaf was born 9-22-1889 in Jersey County, IL. He died 9-23-1952 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at White Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Tacie E. White 5-19-1917 in Jersey County, IL. She was a daughter of George and Rose (Bray) White. She was born 9-9-1895 in Jersey County, IL. She died 8-25-1950 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at White Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She was a school teacher in the Jersey County, IL area for many years. Charles Louis and Tacie (White) Schaaf had a son George Edward Schaaf born 2-26-1918, died 12-28-1961. He is buried at White Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL.

(5a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's daughter Nettie Schaaf was born 8-18-1891 and died 1-16-1894. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery.

(6a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's daughter Eda Rebecca Schaaf married Eric Schmock and they had a daughter Martha Schmock.

(7a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's son Lawrence Powers Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-6-1967 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. He married Freda Mae Cochran 5-19-1917 in Jersey County, IL. She died 3-6-1987. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Lawrence and Freda (Cochran) Schaaf had 3 children-Ernest Edward Schaaf (deceased), Minnie Mary Ellen Schaaf (deceased), and Betty Schaaf (deceased) who married 1st to Charles A. Horton, and married 2nd Charles William Witt.

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(1aa) Lawrence and Freda (Cochran) Schaaf's daughter Betty Gene Schaaf was born on Aug. 12, 1922, in Carlinville, IL. She died Jan. 8, 2007, at Alton Memorial Hospital, in Alton, Madison County, IL. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married 1st Feb. 28, 1942 to Charles A. Horton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Horton Jr. of Rockeigh, NJ, and they had 2 children-N. Dawn Horton born 2-8-1943 in Carlinville, IL, and Dennis Lawrence Horton born 9-3-1944 in Carlinville IL. Betty Gene divorced Charles A. Horton and remarried 2nd to Charles William Witt 11-27-1946 and they had a daughter-Cheryl Ann Witt born 11-19-1947. Charles William Witt later adopted N. Dawn Horton and Dennis Lawrence Horton. He was born on the family farm in Polk Township, Macoupin County, just north of Plainview, on Jan. 28, 1920. He was a son of the late William and Opal (Parnell) Witt. He died July 28, 2001, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

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Lawrence and Freda (Cochran) Schaaf's daughter Betty Gene (Schaaf) Horton Witt's obituary - Betty Gene Witt, 84, died at 10:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born on Aug. 12, 1922, in Carlinville, one of three children of Lawrence P. and Freda M. (Cochran) Schaaf. She graduated in 1941 from Carlinville High School and married Charles William Witt on Nov. 27, 1946, in Carlinville. They lived in Jerseyville for a time and while there she was employed as the office manager at Jersey County Farm Supply. They later returned to Carlinville, where they resided for nearly 35 years before moving to the Alton area in 1999. While in Carlinville, she was employed in the office of Konneker-Brown Implement Company and later enjoyed her free time traveling, pursuing the perfect bargain at yard sales and going to the Alton Belle. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Richard Wakeford of Alton and Cheryl and Larry Strohbeck of Brighton; a daughter-in-law, Ann Witt Huff of Santa Anna, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, William Broadwater of Granite City. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 28, 2001; a son, Dennis Witt on Aug. 25, 2000; an infant grandson, Jason Witt in 1974; a granddaughter, Carrie Bissett in 2002; her parents; a brother, Ernest Schaaf; and an infant sister, Minnie Mary Ellen Schaaf. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Pamela Long of the United Presbyterian Church in Wood River will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Betty (Schaaf) Horton Witt's husband Charles Witt's obituary - Charles Witt, 81, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born on the family farm in Polk Township, Macoupin County, just north of Plainview, on Jan. 28, 1920, he was a son of the late William and Opal (Parnell) Witt. After graduating from Carlinville High School in 1939, he entered the United States Navy during peacetime and served in the Pacific Ocean aboard four different submarines during World War II. Throughout his service he served on 13 war patrols and was honorably discharged as a chief petty officer and chief electrician. Upon his discharge he returned home and married the former Betty Gene Schaaf on Nov. 27, 1946 in Carlinville. She survives. A lifetime employee of MJM Electric Cooperative Inc., he began as a lineman in the Jersey County area from 1945 to 1962. Then he and his family relocated to Carlinville, where he was promoted as the companies coop general manager, a position he held for 33 years until retiring in 1985. After retiring he and his wife continued to live in Carlinville until a few years ago when they moved to their current home, where Witt continued to perfect his love of gardening. He was a 50 year member of the Plainview Masonic Lodge, a member of Jerseyville American Legion, where he was a past commander, the Carlinville American Legion, Carlinville Rotary, Illinois-Missouri World War II Submarine Veterans, Foster Township Senior Citizens and the United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters and two sons-in-law, Dawn and Richard Wakeford of Camdenton, Mo. and Cheryl and Larry Strohbeck of Brighton; a daughter-in-law, Ann Witt Huff; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Witt of Plainview; a sister, Helen Komick of Bunker Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his son, Dennis Lawrence Witt on Aug. 25, 2000 and two brothers, Leonard and Alfred Witt. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate. He will be laid to rest with full military honors conducted by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and Veteran Foreign Wars Post 4528 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Alton Memorial Hospital Nurses Education Fund.

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(1aaa) Charles and Betty (Schaaf) Horton Witt's son Dennis Lawrence Witt's obituary - Dennis Lawrence Witt, 55, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his residence. Born Sept. 3, 1944, in Carlinville, he was a son of Charles and Betty (Schaaf) Witt, former Jerseyville and Carlinville residents, now of Alton. He was a 1962 graduate of Jersey Community High School and lived in the Alton, Godfrey area for a short time before moving to Arizona and eventually to Texas. Also surviving are two sisters, Dawn Wakeford of Camdenton, Mo. and Cheryl Strohbeck of Brighton. Visitation will be form 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Austin, Texas. Crawford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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(2aaa) Charles and Betty (Schaaf) Horton Witt's daughter Dawn (Witt) Wakeford's husband Richard "Rich" Wakeford's obituary - RICHARD 'RICH' WAKEFORD, ALTON - Richard "Rich" Wakeford, 76, died at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born July 25, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of Edison R. and Relpha R. (Harris) Wakeford. Mr. Wakeford retired in 1997 after over 45 years of service as a renowned self-employed painter/wall paper hanger as well as working for various other contractors. He was a founder and honorary member of the Alton Motorboat Club. On Dec. 23, 1983, he married the former Dawn Witt. She survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Laura D. Read (John) of San Antonio, Texas, Kelly L. Schwartz (Paul J.) of Jasper, Ind., Michelle L. Dunham (Jim) of Alton, and Melodee S. Ruyle of Bethalto, two sons, Mark R. Wakeford (Ann Pier) of Lebanon, and William "Rusty" Ruyle (Mary) of Medora; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Frakes (Ron) of Grand Blanc, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Jean Wakeford; and a granddaughter, Heidi S. Milner. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Pastor Julie Gvillo and Chaplain Colonel John Read will speak. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of one's choice.

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(2aa) Lawrence and Freda (Cochran) Schaaf's daughter Martha (Minnie) Mary Ellen Schaaf died in infancy Apr. 22, 1918 from whooping cough and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(3aa) Lawrence and Freda (Cochran) Schaaf's son Ernest Edward Schaaf was born in Jersey County, IL. He first married about 1939-1940 (1st wife's name unknown) and divorced with no offspring, and remarried 2nd to Evelyn Neal and they had four children-Terry Forest Schaaf born 1936; Kerry Edward Schaaf, never married; Deborah (Schaaf) Dvorach Joy who had 2 sons, Andrew and Patrick; and Sheree Jane (Schaaf) David who had twins Ashley and Lindsey.

(8a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's son William August Schaaf married Lucille Calame. William August and Lucille (Calame) Schaaf had 6 children-Evelyn L. Schaaf married John W. Randolph 7-10-1948, Edna Marie Schaaf, Edith Eileen Schaaf married Robert E. Young 9-10-1947, Phyllis Jean Schaaf married Harold Lloyd Stone 5-7-1949, William E. Schaaf, and Ruth Ann Schaaf.

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(1aa) William A. and Lucille P. (Calame) Schaaf's daughter Edith Eileen "Edie" (Schaaf) Young's obituary - Edith Edie Young, 69, went to be with the Lord at Friday Jan. 22, 1999 at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1929 in Jerseyville, the daughter of the late William A. and Lucille P. Calame Schaaf. She attended Jersey Township High School and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville in her earlier days. After her marriage she became a homemaker, doing ironing in her home for many area residents. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Jerseyville where she was a former member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher, a Jersey County Democratic election judge, and a volunteer at Jersey Community Hospital.

She married Robert E. Young Sept 10 1947 at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. He survives. Also surviving are three sons and their wives, Robert A. and Nancy Young of Jerseyville, Richard and Mickey Young of Godfrey, and Timothy Young of Kane; three daughters, Carol Ann Young at home, and Barbara Woelfel, and Sara Eberlin both of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren, Amy and her husband Jason Steele, Beth Carisa, Dian Young, Kristin and Gale Young, Marion Hanson, Suzie and Elizabeth Woelfel, and Laura Eberlin; one great granddaughter, Ariana Lillard; one brother, William Schaaf of Brighton; and four sisters, Evelyn Randolph, Marie Whitley, Phyllis Shiall of Jerseyville, and Ruth Ann Pike of Colorado Springs Colo. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Hanson. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue Monday at the Bible Baptist Church in Jerseyville from 9 until time of funeral services at 10. The Rev Bob Lane will officiate. She will be laid to rest in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Bible Baptist Church in Jerseyville.

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(2aa) William A. and Lucille P. (Calame) Schaaf's son William E. Schaaf's wife Joann L. (Busch) Schaaf's obituary - Joann L. Schaaf, 69, died at 3:26 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis County, Mo. She was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Jersey County to Howard F. and Louise A. (Krause) Busch. She married William E. Schaaf on July 26, 1958, in Alton. He survives. She was a bookkeeper for local retailers and a member of the Jerseyville Moose and Rebekahs.

In addition to her husband, surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, LaVone Zibrida and Wilann and Bill Eyers, all of Brighton; three grandchildren, Dustin Zibrida and James and Benjamin Eyers; two sisters and their husbands, June and John Niehaus of Rosewood Heights and Doreen and John Sullivant of Cottage Hills; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton. The Rev. Michael Southcombe will officiate. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton Men's Memorial Garden. Online information and a guestbook may be found at targhettaandwooldridge.com.

(9a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's son George Edward Schaaf was born 5-7-1900, and died 1-30-1917. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jesey County, IL.

(10a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's son Joshua Schaaf was born in 1902 and died in 1904. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery.

(11a) George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's daughter Mary Ellen Schaaf married Mark Mathews 5-12-1925 in Jersey County, IL. She married 2nd. Emil B. Ohley. Mark and Mary Ellen (Schaaf) Mathews had a daughter Alsia Mathews. She married Robert John Metz. George Edward and Sarah Ellen (Powers) Schaaf's daughter Mary Ellen (Schaaf) Ohley died December 4, 1979 - A funeral mass for Mrs. Mary Ellen Ohley, 75, of 2400 S. State Street, Alton will be celebrated at 10 am Friday at St. Ambrose Catholic church, Godfrey. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. She died at 10:25 am 4 December at Blu Fountain Nursing Home in Godfrey. She was born 25 December 1903 in Jersey county, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Schaaf.

Mrs. Ohley taught in Jersey county schools for 37 years, retiring in 1963. She is survived by her husband, Emil Ohley whom she married 29 July 1944 in Jerseyville; one daughter, Alsia Metz of Alton; two grandchildren; one Brother, John Schaaf of Escondido, California. Visitation from 4 to 9 pm Thursday at Gent Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7pm.

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