WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 9 (Ringhausen)

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.

Johannes Conrad Ringshausen

Johannes Conrad Ringshausen was born in 1802 in Germany. He married Christina Dorothea Paul in Nidda, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany in 1826. She was born in 1803 in Germany. Their children were: Henry 1826-1916, Louis 1827-1918, Christian 1829-1914, Anna Veronika 1832-1843, George 1834-1919, Conrad 1836-1897, and Elizabeth (Louisa) 1841-1913. The family arrived in New York City, Sep. 1847 on the Ship Quebec from London. The family is listed on the 1850 Federal census, city of St.Louis, MO.

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Johannes Conrad and Christina Dorothea (Paul) Ringhausen's son Christian Ringhausen was born in 1829 and died in 1914 in Calhoun County, IL. He married Appolonia Mossbach 11-23-1856 in St. Louis, MO. Christian Ringhausen enlisted in the Army 20 Feb 1864 at Wyandotte, KS (now Kansas city, Kansas). He was mustered in 27 Apr 1864 at Leavenworth, KS and mustered out 6 Dec 1865. He served in Co. F, 16th Kansas Cavalry as a farrier (a blacksmith who shoes horses). He did not receive a pension. Info from his obit. which appeared in the Calhoun Republican, Kansas Muster Rolls, and Kansas Regimental Histories.

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Christian and Appolonia (Mossbach) Ringhausen had these children-Christian Ringhausen, Louis Ringhausen, and Elizabeth Ringhausen. (there may have been other children)

Christian Ringhausen

Christian Ringhausen was the son of Christian and Appolonia (Mossbach) Ringhausen. He lived in Calhoun County, IL. He married Christine Schafer. Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen had 8 children-Charles C. Ringhausen, Clarence P. Ringhausen, Edward L. Ringhausen, Stephen T. Ringhausen, Harry Ringhausen, Jesse C. Ringhausen, Christine Ringhausen, and Elsie Ringhausen.

(1) Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen's son Charles C. Ringhausen's obituary - Charles C. Ringhausen, died 04-22-1962. Charles C. Ringhausen, 71 years, 8 months, 13 days, a resident at Waters Nursing Home, died there Sunday April 22, at 12:25 pm. Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon April 25, at 2 pm at First Presbyterian church with the pastor, Rev. M. Edwards Breed, officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Prior to the services friends called at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Mr. Ringhausen had been ill for more than 2 years and had been hospitalized at various times during his illness.

Mr. Ringhausen was a son of the late Christian & Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen and was born August 9, 1890 in Hardin. He moved with his family to Jerseyville on May 17, 1928. The Ringhausen name has been prominently identified with the orchard industry in Jersey and Calhoun counties for many years and he had remained active in the industry in both counties until his illness. In 1931 Mr. Ringhausen and his brothers, Clarence, Ed and the late Stephen Ringhausen, entered the cold storage business and erected the Ringhausen cold storage plant of S. State st. Later Charles purchased the interests of his brothers in the business. In addition to his business, Mr. Ringhausen was active in affairs of the community. He served several terms as a member of the - incomplete.

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Charles C. Ringhausen's wife Lulu (Rosa) Ringhausen's obituary - Lulu (Rosa) Ringhausen, died 04-28-1959. Lulu Ringhausen, 67 years, 8 months, 13 days, wife of Charles Ringhausen, Sr., Jerseyville businessman, died Tuesday April 28, at 6:16 pm at Jersey Community hospital where she had been moved shortly after 1 pm that afternoon. Her death was unexpected. The body was taken to Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held at First Presbyterian church in Jerseyville on Friday afternoon, May 1, at 2 pm, Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Ringhausen was a daughter of the late John R. & Margaret (Banker) Rosa and was born at Hamburg on August 15, 1891. The Ringhausen family moved from Hamburg to Jerseyville 31 years ago. The decedent was a member of First Presbyterian church in this city.

Surviving her are her husband; 2 sons, Chris and Charles Ringhausen, Jr.; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Paul Powel, all of Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren; 1 brother, William H. Rosa of Keokuk, Iowa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Claude Todd and Mrs. Boyd Surgeon of Kane and Mrs. Ben Todd of Keokuk, IA.

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Charles and Lulu (Rosa) Ringhausen had 3 children-Charles L. Ringhausen, Christopher J. Ringhausen, and Morelan J. Ringhausen.

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(1a) Charles and Lulu (Rosa) Ringhausen's son Charles L. Ringhausen's obituary - Charles L. Ringhausen, died 12-21-1977. Charles L. Ringhausen, 60, of 136 Andrew, Jerseyville died at 3:30 pm December 21 at his home after an extended illness. He was born January 10, 1917 in Hamburg, a son of Charles C. & Lulu (Ross) Ringhausen. He had been a LP gas salesman for Jersey County Farm Supply.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Stanley) Ringhausen whom he married October 29, 1939; also surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Georgia Lee) Schleper; 2 grandchildren, Steven and Laura Schleper; and 1 sister Mrs. Paul (Morlean) Powel of Jerseyville and 1 brother, Chris Ringhausen of Fieldon. His parents preceded him in death. Services were held at 2 pm on December 23 at First United Presbyterian church with Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation was held from 4-9 pm Thursday at Gubser Funeral Home and from noon Friday at the church until time of the services. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian church.

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Charles L. Ringhausen's wife Margaret L. (Stanley) Ringhausen's obituary - Margaret L. Ringhausen, 88, died at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born July 14, 1921, in Jersey County to Charles and Esther (Crull) Stanley. She married Charles Ringhausen on Oct. 29, 1939, in Jerseyville. He died Dec. 21, 1977. She retired in 1991 after 28 years of service at the Cooperative Extension Services in Jerseyville and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville since 1932.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and Jerry Schleper of Jerseyville; one grandson, Steven (Tammy) Schleper of Jerseyville; one granddaughter, Laura Smith of Jerseyville; great-grandchildren, Allyson, Kayla and Matthew Schleper; Brett and Elese Smith; a sister, Jane Gibbons of Jerseyville; and a brother, Fred Stanley of Virden, Ill. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Jean Ketchum. A graveside service will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the First Presbyterian Church, Jerseyville, with the Rev. Don Stribling officiating. Visitation will follow the memorial service in the church chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, Jerseyville. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(2a) Charles and Lulu (Rosa) Ringhausen's son Christopher J. Ringhausen's obituary - Christopher J. Ringhausen, 91, died at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1914, in Hamburg to Charles C. and Lula (Rosa) Ringhausen. He married the former Mary Louise Williams on Dec. 14, 1937, in Kane. She died Nov. 4, 1990. He was a farmer and fruit grower and worked for 25 years with Country Companies as a claims adjuster. He was a member of the Jersey Township High School Board and the Illinois Community College Trustees Association for 35 years and a charter member of Lewis and Clark Community College Board and Trustees Association for 35 years. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville, Jerseyville Masonic Lodge 394 and Ainad Shrine of East St. Louis. He had served as treasurer for the Jersey School District from 1984 to present.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Thiebaud of Bonham, Texas, and Brenda Gabbett of Springfield, Ill.; two grandchildren and their spouses, Jon and Diane Thiebaud of Plano, Texas, and Jeanette and Stan Buhlig of Bluffs, Ill; four great-grandchildren, Brian and Danielle Thiebaud of Plano and Wes and Katie Buhlig of Bluffs; one sister, Morelan Powel of Jerseyville; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Ringhausen of Jerseyville. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Ringhausen; one son-in-law, Jon W. Thiebaud; and one brother-in-law, Paul Powel. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, with Masonic funeral rites at 4 p.m. Visitation continued from 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Stan Martin officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church elevator fund or Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Christopher J. Ringhausen's wife Mary Louise (Williams) Ringhausen's obituary - Mary Louise (Williams) Ringhausen Died 04-11-1990. Mary Louise Ringhausen, 74, was dead on arrival at 12:50 pm at the scene of an automobile accident on Illinois Route 267 at Lageman Lane in Godfrey Township. Born in Winchester, she was employed as a clerk at Jubelt's Bakery in Jerseyville and later as a cook by Jersey Community School District 100 for 10 years. She married Chris Ringhausen on December 14, 1937 in Alton.

Surviving are her husband, 2 daughters, Carol Thiebaud of Ridgel And, Mississippi, and Brenda Gabbett of Springfield; 2 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Clement Williams of Jerseyville. 1 brother, Ray Williams, preceded her in death. Visitation was from 4-9 pm Wednesday at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with services at 6:30 pm by Jerseyville Order of Eastern Star, where she was a past worthy matron. Funeral services were at 10 am Thursday at First United Presbyterian church with Simon A. Simon officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Shriner Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis.

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(3a) Charles C. and Lula (Rosa) Ringhausen's daughter Morelan J. (Ringhausen) Powel's obituary - Morelan J. Powel, 89, died at 2:12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Hamburg to Charles C. and Lula (Rosa) Ringhausen. She married Paul E. Powel on June 12, 1943, in the Air Force Chapel in Big Springs, Texas. Chaplin Patterson officiated. Her husband died Aug. 3, 2001. She moved to Jerseyville in 1928. She joined the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville at the age of 12, where later in life she served as deacon and chairperson of the Morning Circle. She graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1936 and was queen her senior year. She was a homemaker and a secretary for the Jersey County Farm Bureau for six years. She was a member of Westlake Country Club, leader of a Girl Scout Troop and was a member of the Jerseyville Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Kay and John Punis of St. Charles, Ill., and Martha Sue and Jack Portman of Carrollton, Texas; four grandchildren and a spouse, John and Kristi Punis, Jim Punis and Tom and Michael Bean; two great-grandchildren, Brianna and Benjamin Punis; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Ringhausen of Jerseyville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles and Christopher Ringhausen; and a sister-in-law, Louise Ringhausen. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Don Stribling will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Charles and Lulu (Rosa) Ringhausen's daughter Morelan J. (Ringhausen) Powel's husband Paul E. Powel's obituary - Paul E. Powel, 84, died at 10:31 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 24, 1917, in Jersey County, he was a son of the late Spencer A. and Eva (Seago) Powel. He was a district sales superintendent for Country Companies Insurance Agency from 1955 until retiring in 1982. The World War II veteran served as a bombardier instructor with the Army Air Corps. Since retirement, he was active in community activities, serving as co-chair of the rural heart fund drive in the 1970s and as county chairman of the American Cancer Society in the 1980s. He also volunteered with the Adult Education Program of Jersey County in the 1990s. An avid golfer, he was a charter member of Westlake Country Club and a member of the American Legion Post 492 and Masonic Lodge 394, both in Jerseyville. As a high school student he was elected in 1932 as the Future Farmers of America president for the state of Illinois and received the American Farmers Degree, the highest degree awarded by the FFA. He and the former Morelan J. Ringhausen were married June 12, 1943, in Big Spring Texas. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Kay and John Punis of St. Charles and Martha Sue and Jack Portman of Carrollton, Texas, and four grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, John and Kristi Punis, Jim Punis and Tom and Michael Bean. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Cary, and a brother, Eldon Powel. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, where he had been an active member since childhood and served on several boards. The Rev. Stan Martin officiated at services at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

(2) Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen's son Clarence P. Ringhausen's obituary - Clarence P. Ringhausen, 95, died at 1:31 am Friday, May 22, 1992, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Ringhausen was a retired farmer and orchardist and US Army WWI veteran. He was a member of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge 394 AF & AM and Shriner Ainad Temple. Born in Calhoun County on November 16, 1896, he was a son of the late Christian & Christina (Schafer) Ringhausen.

Surviving are 2 sisters, Elsie McBride of Hardin and Christine Rhoads of East Alton. 5 brothers, Edward, Jesse, Harry, Charles and Stephen Ringhausen, preceded him in death. Visitation was from 4-8 pm Sunday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation continued from 10-11 am Monday at First United Presbyterian church in Jerseyville. Rev. Simon A. Simon officiated at the service at 11 am. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to First United Presbyterian church where he was a member.

(3) Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen's son Edward L. Ringhausen's obituary - Edward L. Ringhausen, died 11-01-1984. Edward L. Ringhausen, 96, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 2:15 pm November 1 at Americanna Health Care Center in Arlington Heights. Born August 1, 1888 in Calhoun County, son of the late Christian & Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen, he retired from farming at the age of 60. He was a 58 year member of the Grafton Masonic Lodge No. 341.

His survivors are 2 daughters, Elsie Beach of Jerseyville and Virginia Drenth of Arlington Heights; 4 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Clarence Ringhausen of Jerseyville; 2 sisters, , Elsie McBride of Hardin and Christine Rhoads of East Alton. The Grafton Masonic Lodge conducted services Sunday evening at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were conducted Monday afternoon at First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Simon A. Simon officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove.

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Edward L. Ringhausen's wife Faye Marie (Ward) Ringhausen's obituary - Faye Marie (Ward) Ringhausen, died 06-22-1974. Faye Marie Ringhausen, 80, of 515 S. State St., Jerseyville died at 4:45 pm June 22 at Jersey Community hospital. She was born February 10, 1894 in Bellview, a daughter of Jonas & Mary Jane (Plummer) Ward. Mrs. Ringhausen was a member of Eastern Star Lodge No. 318 at Grafton and the Royal Neighbors of Grafton Camp No. 995. Her survivors are her husband, Edward Ringhausen; 3 daughters, Mrs. Richard (June) Davis, Mrs. Elsie Beach of Jerseyville and Virginia Drenth of Arlington Heights; - incomplete.

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Edward and Faye Marie (Ward) Ringhausen had 3 daughters-Elsie C. Ringhausen, June R. Ringhausen, and Virginia Faye Ringhausen.

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(1a) Edward and Faye Marie (Ward) Ringhausen's daughter Elsie C. (Ringhausen) Beach's obituary - Elsie C. (Ringhausen) Beach, 75, former Jerseyville resident d. Jan 8, 1993, at Humana hosp in Hoffman estates, North Lake, Il. She was born in Grafton March 28, 1917, the dau of the late Edward L. & Faye Marie (Ward) Ringhausen. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and Jersey co home extension.

Surviving are 3 dau, Patricia Lee Voegtle of Buffalo Grove, Linda Sue Voegtle of Schiller Park and Diana Jean Wirth of Palmyra, NY; 8 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren; and 1 sis, Virginia Faye Drenth of Arlington Heights. Preceding her in death was a sis June Davis. Visitation was at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Visitation and services were held at first Presbyterian church in Jerseyville. Rev Simon officiated. The cremains (body cremated) were interred in Oak Grove cem. Memorials may be given to the church where she was a member.

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(1aa) Elsie (Ringhausen) Beach's daughter Patricia Lee "Patty" (Beach) Voegtle's obituary - Patricia Lee "Patty Beach" Voegtle, 61, former Jerseyville resident, died suddenly Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Born in St. Louis, she was the oldest daughter of Marion Beach and Elsie Ringhausen and was raised in Jerseyville. She is survived by her husband, Clayton Voegtle, two daughters and six grandchildren. A wake will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Matz Funeral Home in Mount Prospect, Ill. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Matz Funeral Home in Mount Prospect is in charge of arrangements.

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(2a) Edward and Faye Marie (Ward) Ringhausen's daughter June R. (Ringhausen) Davis's obituary - June R. (Ringhausen) Davis, died 06-1984. June R. Davis, 68, of Arlington Heights, died Sunday at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. A retired school teacher, she was born in Grafton, daughter of Edward L. Ringhausen of Arlington Heights and the Late Faye (Ward) Ringhausen. She married Richard H. Davis in 1938.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sisters, Elsie Beach of Jerseyville and Virginia Drenth of Arlington Heights. Visitation was held at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home in Arlington Heights. The body was moved to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Rev. Simon A. Simon officiating, with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Alexian Brothers Medical Center Hospice Unit, 800 W. Biesterfield Rd, Elk Grove Village, 60007 or to American Cancer Society.

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(3a) Edward and Faye Marie (Ward) Ringhausen's daughter Virginia Faye (Ringhausen) Drenth lives in Arlington Heights, IL.

(4) Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen's son Stephen T. Ringhausen's obituary - Stephen T. Ringhausen, buried 03-18-1955. Stephen T. Ringhausen, 60 years, 7 months, 7 days, prominent farmer and orchardist of Jerseyville, was gored to death by a registered gurernsey bull at his farm 2 miles east of Jerseyville Tuesday am, March 15. His body was found by one of his sons, Kenneth, who had gone to the barnlot to assist him with some work. The son related that his father left the house about 8 am Tuesday and he went out about 10:30 and saw his father lying on the ground in the lot about 100 yds from the house. He called to his mother to summon an ambulance. Upon investigating he found that his father was dead. The bull which was usually kept tied was in the lot. The animal was four and one-half years old and had been shown several times.

Testifying at the inquest held Wednesday am by Coroner Rodney Jacoby, Kenneth stated he had worked the midnight shift at the Lincoln-Mercury plant and when he returned home he left a note for his mother to call him about 10:30 so that he could help his father with some of the farm work. Another son Hubert, who usually helps with the farm work had gone to MN to assist at a stock show. Kenneth testified that the bull was fairly tame. The jury returned a verdict of instant death resulting from wound inflicted by the bull. Members of the jury were Thomas G. Adams, Charles S. White, Lloyd Sunderland, Harry Gray, Kenneth L. Searles and James Catt. Death is believed to have occurred between 9-9:30 am. Mr. Ringhausen was born in Calhoun County, August 8, 1894, a son of the late Chris Ringhausen & Christine (Schaffer) Ringhausen.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy (Pellikan) Ringhausen; 5 Sons, Forrest, Kenneth, Hubert, Leo and Phillip of Jerseyville; 5 daughters, Mrs. Leonard Scranton of Urbana, Mrs. Jack Daniel of Pittsfield, Mrs. Kenneth Prough, Misses Margie and Lucy of Jerseyville; 1 grandson; his 91 year old mother, Mrs. Christine Ringhausen of Hardin; 5 brothers, Charles Sr., Clarence and Edward of Jerseyville, Jesse of Hardin and Harry of Ellsberry, Missouri and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lyndle McBride of Hardin and Mrs. William Rhoads of Wood River.

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Stephen T. Ringhausen's wife Lucy Selinda (Pellikan) Ringhausen's obituary - Lucy Selinda (Pellikan) Ringhausen, 89, died at 7:08 pm Thursday, October 18, 1990 at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville, after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter 656 and American Legion WWI Auxiliary Post 492, both of Jerseyville. Born in Elsah, she was the daughter of the late Henry & May (Besterfeldt) Pelikan. On November 2, 1922, in Elsah, she married Stephen T. Ringhausen. He died on March 15, 1955.

Surviving are 5 daughters, Beulah Scranton of Urbana, Irene Daniel of Pittsfield, Bety Prough and Marjorie Woodman, both of Jerseyville and Lucy Weller of Nashville, Tennessee; 4 sons, Forest and Hubert Ringhausen, both of Jerseyville, Kenneth Ringhausen of Wood River and Phillip Ringhausen of Medora; 17 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister Rosa Repke of St. Ann, Missouri. Preceding her in death were 1 son, Leo Ringhausen; 1 brother, Charles Pelikan; and 1 sister Tillie Lohr. Visitation is from 4-9 pm Sunday and 8-9:30 am Monday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation continues from 10 am Monday until service time at 11 am at First United Presbyterian church of Jerseyville. Rev. Simon A. Simon will officiate with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian church where she was a member.

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(1a) Stephen and Lucy (Pellikan) Ringhausen's daughter Irene Catherine (Ringhausen) Daniel's obituary - Irene Catherine (Ringhausen) Daniel, 75, died suddenly late Thursday night, Dec. 26, 2002, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. She was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Jerseyville, to Stephen and Lucy S. (Pillikaan) Ringhausen. She married Francis Carl Daniel Sept. 29, 1948, in Jerseyville. He died Jan. 8, 1995. A Jerseyville High School graduate, she worked for 25 years at Brown Shoe Company in Pittsfield and then for 15 years in the coffee shop at Illini Community Hospital, until her retirement in 1994. She loved to spend time with her grandson. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, where she was also a member of the Altar Guild, and helped with Meals on Wheels for many years.

Surviving is a daughter and her husband, Marcia and David Messmann of Urbana; a grandson, Daniel Messmann; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and Kenneth Prough of Jerseyville, Lucy Weller of Nashville, Tenn.; and four brothers and their wives, Forrest and Edna Ringhausen, Hubert and Rosemary Ringhausen, all of Jerseyville, Phillip and Sheila Ringhausen of Medora, Kenneth and Jackie Ringhausen of Wood River. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Ringhausen; and two sisters, Beulah Scranton and Marjorie Woodman. Visitation was Saturday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Services were held at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. Burial was at Pittsfield West Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Concordia Theological Seminary.

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(2a) Stephen and Lucy (Pellikan) Ringhausen's son Kenneth Ringhausen's wife Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann (Bowers) Ringhausen's obituary - Jacqueline Ann Ringhausen, June 30, 2010. Jacqueline Ann Ringhausen always put others first, a gracious and graceful woman, beautiful both inside and out; she brought joy to the lives she touched. Jackie was born in Jersey County, Ill., Aug. 7, 1937, to Juanita Lane Thomas and Paul Wilson Bowers. Jackie recently celebrated her 55th year of marriage to Kenneth L. Ringhausen on April 30. Jackie grew up in Jerseyville, Illinois, where she caught the eye of neighbor Kenny as they rode the school bus. They married in 1955 and made their home in Wood River. She retired in 2000 from the corporate office of the St. Louis YMCA. Jackie filled 72 years with ceaseless devotion to her family and her church. A fun-loving person, Jackie was active attending the many activities of her grandchildren, volunteering at church and lunching with the Red Hatter's group. She loved music, ballroom dancing with Kenny, singing in the choir, traveling, birds, gardening and reading. A true match made in Heaven, a wonderful marriage produced two daughters and one son: daughter, Susan married to Tim Fair of Dallas, Texas, daughter, Selinda married to Craig Jensen of Edwardsville, Ill., and son, David Ringhausen married to Peggy (formerly Beckmeyer), of Coppell, Texas. She is also survived by beloved grandchildren Mitchell and Braden Fair, Jacqueline and Garrett Jensen, and Tori and Alyssa Ringhausen, her brother Dick Bowers and wife, Melissa, stepmother, Eileen Bowers, as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

To her enormous circle of friends, she will always be remembered for her smile, generosity, caring nature, kind words and outgoing personality. Ever the one to listen, she loved hearing everyone's stories. This kind woman lived her faith in her optimistic nature and loving spirit. To her loving family, she was the best wife and mother, a woman of gentle humor in difficult times and a courageous spirit during her last months on earth. There were never enough sunny days, shopping trips, lunch dates, desserts or opportunities to dance and travel with close friends and family. Our sweet Jackie has freed her spirit in this world to be in Heaven. Jackie passed away peacefully after a long battle with mantle cell lymphoma. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at the United Presbyterian Church at 2550 Rock Hill Road, Wood River, the Rev. Pam Laing officiating assisted by Julie Gvillo, C.L.P. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a gift to The United Presbyterian Church of Wood River, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Healing Touch Ministry at Alton Memorial Hospital, or your favorite charity in her memory. Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

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(3a) Stephen and Lucy (Pellikan) Ringhausen's son Forrest Russell Ringhausen's obituary - Forrest Russell Ringhausen, 83, died at, 5:45 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at his home. Born, Feb. 25, 1930, the son of the late Stephen and Lucy (Pellikan) Ringhausen. He married Edna Jones March 10, 1961, at the Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. He is a U. S. Army Korean War Veteran. He worked as a Ford Salesman for 55 years at Jerseyville Motor Company and was a member of Jerseyville Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Edna Ringhausen of Jerseyville; children, Everett "Buddy"ť and Charlotte Ringhausen of Greenfield, Ill., Leo and Patty Ringhausen of Medora and Betty Schiller of Brighton; grandchildren, Pamela and Jeremy Heitzig, Tyler and Stormy Ringhausen, Brendan and Brett Schiller and Ashlyn and Anna Ringhausen; great-grandchildren, Keeghan, Alex and Emma; brothers and sisters, Betty and Kenny Prough of Jerseyville, Kenny Ringhausen of Wood River, Hubert and Rosemary Ringhausen of Jerseyville, Phillip and Sheila Ringhausen of Medora and Lucy Weller of Nashville, Tenn.; mother-in-law, Theda Jones of Jerseyville; sisters-in-law, Eileen Moreland of Jerseyville and Vickie and Terry Trusty of Carrollton. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leo Ringhausen; sisters, Beulah and Leonard Scranton, Irene and Jack Daniel, Marjorie and Bill Woodman; brother-in-law, Charles Weller; sister-in-law, Jackie Ringhausen; two great-grandchildren, Russell and Lewis Heitzig; and his father-in-law, Everett Jones. Per his request, he was cremated and no services will be held Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Hospice or Jerseyville Church of Christ Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Forrest Ringhausen's wife Edna (Jones) Ringhausen's father Everett Grover Jones's obituary - Funeral services will be held Tuesday (10 a.m.) at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Medora for Everett Grover Jones of Jerseyville. Mr. Jones, 93, died July 24 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. He was born January 17, 1917 in Eldorado, the son of the late Gardner Cleveland and Edna (Pilcher) Jones. He married Theda Eileen (Grizzle) Jones in 1938; He was a farmer in the Medora area. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Edna (Forrest) Ringhausen and Eileen Moreland, all of Jerseyville and Vickie (Terry) Trusty of Carrollton; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church in Jerseyville or Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center.

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Forrest Ringhausen's wife Edna (Jones) Ringhausen's mother Theda E. (Grizzle) Jones's obituary - Medora - Theda E. Jones, 96 of Medora, died at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Willow Rose Nursing Home in Jerseyville, Illinois. She was born to the late C.C. & Iva (Plato) Grizzle in Kane, Illinois on July 18, 1920. Theda married the late Everett Jones on February 23, 1938 in St. Charles, Missouri. She had been an LPN for over 20 years, working in the Jerseyville area as well as in the state hospital. Survivors include 2 daughters: Edna Ringhausen of Jerseyville, Vickie & Terry Trusty of Carrollton, 5 grandchildren & spouses: Buddy & Charlotte Ringhausen, Leo & Patty Ringhausen, Betty Schiller, Janet & Bob Ruyle, Matt & Susanne Trusty, 10 great grandchildren; Pam & Jeremy Heitzig, Tyler & Stormy Ringhausen, Ashlyn Ringhausen, Anna Ringhausen, Brendan Schiller, Brett Schiller, Ben Ruyle, Robbie & Stephanie Ruyle, Dane & Candance Ruyle, Megan Wintheiser, 8 Great Great Grandchildren; Keegan & Alex Ringhausen, Emma & Kara Heitzig, Taylor & Chloe Ruyle, Christian Ruyle, Dane Ruyle Jr., 1 sister; Phyllis Bradfisch of Wood River, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 1 daughter; Eileen Moreland, 1 son in law; Forrest Ringhausen, 3 sisters; Doris Cunningham, Edith Zimmerman, Mary Miller Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Medora. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral in Medora. The Rev. Joel Lohr will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church or Willow Rose Nursing Home.

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Forrest Ringhausen's wife Edna (Jones) Ringhausen's sister Barbara Eileen “Granny” (Jones) Moreland's obituary - Jerseyville 08/04/2015 - Barbara Eileen “Granny” Moreland, 76, died at 10:50 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Medora after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Eileen was born on May 5, 1939 in Brighton, one of three daughters born to Everett and Theda (Grizzle) Jones. She grew up in Medora, graduating from Medora High School with the class of 1957. She later moved to Jerseyville where she has made her home for the last 25 years and worked as a CNA at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for over 18 years, before retiring in 2004. Eileen was strong in her faith and a member of the Church of Christ. It was her family, however, who brought her the most joy in life and she treasured each and every moment spent with them. She was a loving mother, doting grandmother, caring sister and kind friend to many. She was selfless in every sense of the word, always putting the needs of others before her own. She lived a gracious life, and faced her death with courage and dignity and leaves a legacy that will live on forever in those whose lives she touched. Surviving are her mother, Theda Jones; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet & Robert Ruyle Jr. of Medora; three grandsons and their spouses, Ben Ruyle of Medora; Robbie & Stephanie Ruyle of Medora; Dane & Candis Ruyle of Wood River; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Chloe, Christian and Dane Jr.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Vickie & Terry Trusty of Carrollton and her twin sister, Edna Ringhausen of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her father, Everett Jones as well as a brother-in-law, Forrest Ringhausen. Per her wishes, cremation rights will be accorded and no services will be held. Memorials may be given to the Saint Anthony’s Hospice, who the family would like to thank for the exceptional care that was shown to Eileen. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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

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

(5) Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen's son Harry W. Ringhausen was born 20 Oct 1892 in Hardin , Calhoun County, IL, and died 09 Nov. 1969 in a St Louis Hospital. He married Ione Viola Hamilton 25 Feb. 1915 in Edwardsville, Madison County, IL, daughter of Joseph Hamilton and Barbara Grassmann. She was born 02 Nov. 1894 in Hardin, Calhoun Cty, IL, and died 19 Nov. 1989 in Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC. Her burial was 24 Nov. 1989, at Hardin Cemetery, Hardin, Calhoun Cty, IL. Harry W. Ringhausen's parents Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen gave each of their sons a farm when they were of age, and his farm was about 3 1/2 miles out of Hamburg, IL on the Kampville road. He lived at that farm a while growing apples, but then he sold that farm and and he and his family moved to Elsberry, MO and established another orchard on Hwy 79. Later he also owned and ran the Elsberry/Hamburg ferry, and took the mail.

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Notes for Harry William Ringhausen: Notes "from Bob" state "Tennant on Mount Hope Fruit Farm (owner Chris Ringhausen. 1919, Sec. 29, Crater Precinct." From this I would read that the Hamburg farm was not owned by Harry, but by Chris, and that it was called the Mount Hope Fruit Farm. Since I was told that the father, Chris, gave each of the sons a farm, it may be that Harry and Viola farmed the Mount Hope Fruit Farm at first, and that later Chris gave him the Elsberry farm where he moved and built a home. I have the original plat of the Elsberry farm and orchard, and reportedly it was laid out for 10,000 fruit trees. Along the way, Harry built a 'packing shed' which was used for years but was eventually destroyed by a cyclone that hit the area. The house, which was on a part of the farm west of the orchard, was a two story frame home that burned down years later while no one was home. On the farm he also had a barn and a concrete silo. I don't recall the timing, but Harry also bought and ran the Hamburg Ferry across the Mississippi for a number of years, and in conjunction with the ferry he also carried mail. After the ferry was sold, Harry and Viola worked on a Standard Oil tug pushing barges up and down the Mississippi. Viola ran the kitchen, and Harry assisted her as well as having other duties.

One of his most satisfying accomplishments was his Masonic work and his receiving his 33rd degree. This degree, I understand, requires the vote of one's fellow members, and Harry felt especially honored that his St. Louis co-masons would so honor a farmer from Elsberry.

One of the most touching stories I know about Harry occurred at his funeral. At the funeral home the night before the burial, a man appeared that no one seemed to know. Either Dorothy of Viola decided that someone needed to find out who he was. When approached, the man said that he did not know any of the family, but that years before he had come to Harry for a job during the depression. PaPa told him that he was not hiring, but that if he would not be wasteful, he was welcome to pick all the fruit he wanted from the orchard and sell it for food to feed his family. We never learned any further details, but the man had fed his family this way for a while, and drove (I think from St. Louis) just to pay his respects at the funeral home.

After the fire had destroyed the original house, Harry and Vi moved into town and lived in at least 4 different houses in Elsberry (I think there may have been a fifth). But they also rebuilt at the farm by tearing off the top of the toolhouse and remodelling it into a 5 room home with a basement. I am not sure why they moved from there into town to the last house, but I think I was told that the snowy witnters made the change necessary so they would not be out of town alone. Their final house, 2 doors north of one of the churches (I can't remember if it was Nazarere), was merely 2 1/2 blocks from the house I was born in in 1927.

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Notes for Ione Viola Hamilton from her grandson Harry Edwards: (Obituary and biographic information) -- Viola was living with Dorothy, her daughter and Charles, Dorothy's husband, at Bonclarken, Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC at the time of her death and a number of years prior. The funeral service was at the Elsberry Missouri Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am, and services were conducted by Rev. Larry Doubet. Following the service, friends provided a meal in the basement of the church. Viola's six grandsons were the pall bearers and ate first, then left to accompany the hearse as others ate and followed shortly. The hearse crossed the Mississipp by ferry at Foley because the Elsberry Ferry was not in service at the time. At 2:00 pm all reconvened at the Hardin Il Presbyterian Church for a service there. Following theis service, burial was atop the hill across the street from the church, but due to it's height, the hearse and those attending went by car to the cemetery. Documentation of the above is mostlly in the Lincoln County Journal, p. 2, of Dec 5, 1989. I, however, am Harry Edwards, the oldest of the grandsons who was present and attended the casket. Her birth certificate lists her as the 5th child of this mother, but I have her listed as the 7th. We do not know if they were counting only living children and 2 had died (Frankie is one death of a sibling before Vi's birth and another infant died but I don't have dates), or whether our listing of ages for the other children is wrong, or why this difference. Since these were my mothers aunts and uncles, we have no doubt that all seven listed are correctly children of this union.

Viola was educated in Hardin Il schools and had 1 yr of High School. She took and passed the teacher's exam in Calhoun County and Green County and received her certificate. She did teach for one year. Her certificate is not available because it was destroyed in the house fire at Elsberry. In the small town of Elsberry she was able to know everything that everyone was doing, and she would tell Harry the news when he was around. At least once, and probably more, he listened for a while then casually asked, 'Are we having a little nose trouble Vi?'

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Children of Harry Ringhausen and Ione Hamilton are-Hamilton William Ringhausen, Dorothy Bess Ringhausen, Douglas Paul Ringhausen, Infant Daughter Ringhausen, and Shirley Anita Ringhausen.

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(1a) Harry W. and Ione Viola (Hamilton) Ringhausen's son Hamilton William Ringhausen was born 31 Dec 1915 in Hamburg, Calhoun County, IL, and died 16 Jan 1995 in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV. His burial was at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. He married 1st Dorothy Nelle Watts 01 Jan. 1940, daughter of Clarence Watts and Nell Daniel. She was born 29 Mar. 1920 in Troy, Lincoln County, Mo, and died 28 Oct. 1999. Her burial was at Eden Prairie Cemetery, Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, MN. He married 2nd Shirley (Beck) Trowl 22 Mar. 1978 in San Bernadino County, Grand Terrace, CA.

Notes for Hamilton William Ringhausen: Everyone called him Ham or Hamilton, but when I began recording the genealogy, I found occasional instances of William Hamilton. When he performed on stage playing the piano and later the electric organ, he used the name 'Bill Hamilton.' When his name was given for articles, etc, some writers used Hamilton Willliam and others used William Hamilton. In part because of the stage name being in the William Hamilton order, I suspected for a while that this may be the correct order, and that the confusion may have begun because Pa Pa (his father) was H. W. Some may have suspected that Ham was a Jr. and used the Hamilton William order in error. After writing the above, I reviewed a genealogy sheet sent to Dorothy 'from Bob', and the name was listed in that genealogy as William Hamilton, but the Social Security Death Index had him listed on its records as Hamilton William. I have opted to use Hamilton William.

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Children of Hamilton Ringhausen and Dorothy Watts are-Robbyn Ringhausen 20 Oct 1942, Louisville, Jerrerson County, Ky; Robert Daniel Ringhausen born 19 July 1948, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky, died 12 Dec. 2000; Richard Watts Ringhausen born. 31 May 1951, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky (Elsewhere 6/8/51 or 5/8/51).

(1aa) Hamilton and Dorothy (Watts) Ringhausen's daughter Robbyn Ringhausen was born 20 Oct. 1942 in Louisville, Jerrerson County, Ky. She married 1st James Russell Bland 26 May 1961 in Louisianna, Pike County, Mo. She married 2nd James H. Morris Jr. 26 Jan. 1969 in Elsberry, Lincoln County, MO. She married 3rd Frank Blaha 31 Dec. 1986 in Reno, Washoe, NV. Notes for Robbyn Ringhausen: Another genealogy spelled name as Robyn, but mother constantly spelled it Robbyn. Children of Robbyn Ringhausen and James Bland are-Christpher Bland born 30 Jan. 1964, Bentwaters RAF Base. Suffolk County, England; and Richard Colin Bland born 01 June 1965, Louisiana, Pike County, Mo.

(2aa)Hamilton and Dorothy (Watts) Ringhausen's son Robert Daniel Ringhausen was born 19 July 1948 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky, and died 12 Dec. 2000. He married Myrna or Myra (maiden name unknown). His last residence was Chanhassen, Carver County, MN. Children of Robert Ringhausen and Myrna are-Danielle Teresa Ringhausen born 09 Oct. 1978; Cary Ringhausen; Kelli Ringhausen; and Ryan Ringhausen.

(3aa) Hamilton and Dorothy (Watts) Ringhausen's son Richard Watts Ringhausen was born 31 May 1951 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky (Elsewhere 6/8/51 or 5/8/51). He married Sandra Jean Schloze 22 Jul 1978. Child of Richard Ringhausen and Sandra Schloze is-Christopher Ringhausen.

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(2a) Harry W. and Ione Viola (Hamilton) Ringhausen's daughter Dorothy Bess Ringhausen was born 14 Oct. 1917 in Hamburg, Calhoun County, IL, and died 01 Feb. 2002 in East Flat Rock, Henderson Cty, NC. Her burial was at Due West, ARP Cemetery, Abbeville County, SC. She married Charles Erwin Edwards 18 Dec. 1935 in ARP Church, Monticello Ark. He was born 11 Jan. 1907 in Rio Verde, Mexico, and died 12 Feb. 2002 in East Flat Rock, Henderson Cty, NC. His burial was at Due West, ARP Cemetery, Abbeville County, SC.

Children of Dorothy Ringhausen and Charles Edwards are-Harry Roddey Edwards born 05 Jan. 1937, Elsberry, Calhoun County, Mo, at home; and Beverly Anne Edwards born 16 Apr. 1940, Louisville, Jerrerson County, Ky.

(1aa) Charles and Dorothy (Ringhausen) Edwards's son Harry Roddey Edwards was born 05 Jan 1937 in Elsberry, Calhoun County, Mo, at home. He married 1st Caroline Fishburne Taylor 30 Aug. 1957 in Centennial ARP Church, Columbia, Richland County, SC, daughter of Thomas Taylor and Mary Davis. She was born Dec. 1936. He married 2nd Rhea Lacona Raines 25 Nov. 1977 in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida. Children of Harry Edwards and Caroline Taylor are-Mary Fisburne Edwards born 02 Dec. 1958, Columbia Hospital, Richland County, Columbia SC; John Roddey Edwards III born 06 Oct. 1960, Columbia Hospital, Richland County, Columbia SC; Anna Bellinger Edwards born 15 June 1964, Lake Wales Hospital, Lake Wales, Polk County, FL; Sarah Elizabeth Edwards born 20 Nov. 1968, Lake Wales Hospital, Lake Wales, Polk County, FL.

(2aa) Charles and Dorothy (Ringhausen) Edwards's daughter Beverly Anne Edwards was born 16 Apr. 1940 in Louisville, Jerrerson County, Ky. She married Harry Alan Cooper. He was born 16 Dec. 1932. Children of Beverly Edwards and Harry Cooper are-Harry Alan Cooper born 11 Sept. 1968, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia; Laura Kathryn Cooper born 08 June 1972, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia; and Charles Edwards Cooper born 26 Sept. 1973, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, married Rebecca Ann Penwell 10 June 2007, 295 East Daugherty St, Athens, Ga.

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(3a) Harry W. and Ione Viola (Hamilton) Ringhausen's son Douglas Paul Ringhausen was born 29 Jul 1919 in Hamburg, Calhoun County, Il ( Info from Obit), and died 19 Sept. 1988 in Pike Memorial Hospital, Louisiana, Pike County, Mo. His burial was at Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Mo. The funeral services were at the First Christian Church in Louisiana, Mo. His last residence was in Louisiana, Pike County, MO. He married Virginia Kathryn Shields 14 June 1940. She was born 24 Sept. 1921 in Louisiana, Pike County, Mo, and died 06 Feb. 1994. Paul Douglas Ringhausen attended Mt. Hope Grammar School, Hamburg IL, Elsberry Grammar School, Elsberry Mo, and Elsberry High School in Elsberry Mo. He Served as ship's pilot in WW II, and I believe the aircraft carrier he piloted was the Independence.

Children of Douglas Ringhausen and Virginia Shields are-William Joseph Ringhausen born 07 July 1941, Louisiana, Pike County, Mo; Robert Paul Ringhausen born 19 Apr. 1947; and Jeanna Kay Ringhausen born 06 May 1953.

(1aa) Douglas and Virginia (Shields) Ringhausen's son William Joseph Ringhausen was born 07 July 1941 in Louisiana, Pike County, Mo. He married Jacquelyn Ann Cashman 17 June 1962 in First Christian Church, Louisiana, Pike County, Mo. She was born 04 June 1944. Notes for Jacquelyn Ann Cashman: Mother, Dorothy Ringhausen Edwards, corrected the spelling to Jaqueline, but Jacqulein is the spelling by Jackie's brother in law Bobby. Children of William Ringhausen and Jacquelyn Cashman are-Starla Kay Ringhausen born 22 Jun 1963; Michele Renee Ringhausen born 08 Mar. 1966, Louisianna, Pike County, MO; and William Wray Ringhausen born 02 Apr. 1970.

(2aa) Douglas and Virginia (Shields) Ringhausen's son Robert Paul Ringhausen was born 19 Apr. 1947. He married 1st Gwendolyn Spencer 20 Feb. 1971. He married 2nd Patty Stevens 02 July 1983. Child of Robert Ringhausen and Gwendolyn Spencer is-Kimberlie Kay Ringhausen born 11 Dec. 1973.

(3aa) Douglas and Virginia (Shields) Ringhausen's daughter Jeanna Kay Ringhausen was born 06 May 1953. She married 1st Ron Johnson. She married 2nd Richard Carithers. She married 3rd James Whitlock 17 Mar. 1972 in Louisianna, Pike County , Mo. Notes for Jeanna Kay Ringhausen: In 2000 she was married to Ron Johnson, and wrote Dorothy and Charles that they were packing up to go to Texas, and that she was trying to get Jennifer and Richard to move their trailer down there. We know that the marriage to Ron did not last, and that Jeanna remarried, but no one knows where she is currently (2005). A genealogy sheet mother had 'from Bob' stated that she had a marriage to a 'Rocky Hudson', but this name appears nowhere else. Children of Jeanna Ringhausen and James Whitlock are-Jennifer Ann Whitlock born 23 Jan. 1974, Hannibal, Marion County, Mo; and Jessica Leigh Whitlock born 28 Feb. 1977, Hannibal, Marion County, Mo.

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(4a) Harry W. and Ione Viola (Hamilton) Ringhausen had a daughter born 17 Jan. 1925 who died in infancy.

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(5a) Harry W. and Ione Viola (Hamilton) Ringhausen's daughter Shirley Anita Ringhausen was born 29 Nov 1927 in Baptist Hospital, St Louis, St Louis County, Mo. She married Kemp Lee Swiney Sr. 10 Nov. 1951 in Centennial ARP Church, Columbia, Richland County, SC, son of Otto Swiney and Jewel Evora. He was born 12 May 1929 in Adamsville, McNairy County, Tn, and died 08 July 2002. His last residence was Pendleton, Anderson County, SC.

Child of Shirley Ringhausen and Kemp Swiney is-Kemp Lee Swiney born 16 Apr. 1955, Baptist Hospital, Columbia, Richland County, SC.

(1aa) Kemp and Shirley (Ringhausen) Swiney's son Kemp Lee Swiney Jr. was born 16 Apr. 1955 in Baptist Hospital, Columbia, Richland County, SC. He married 1st Deborah Norton. She was born 01 Mar. 1965. He married 2nd Maria Esposito 15 Apr. 1984 in Fairfax, Fairfax County, Va. She was born in Naples Italy. Kemp Swiney's residence Dec 2004, was Anderson, Anderson County, SC. Children of Kemp Swiney and Deborah Norton are-Andrew Swiney born 09 Dec. 1992 (Andrew was child of Debbie's first husband, but adopted by Kemp Jr. and is now legally Swiney); and Abigale Leah Swiney born 17 May 1999.

(6) Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen's son Jesse C. Ringhausen's obituary - Jesse C. Ringhausen, 89, formerly of Hardin, died at 4:30 pm Wednesday November 2, 1988, at Jersey Community hospital Jerseyville. He was a retired orchardist, born in Hardin, son of the late Christian & Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen. On June 20, 1928, he married Sarah Leone (Fisher) Ringhausen in Hardin. She died July 29, 1982.

Surviving are 5 daughters, Marva Prough of Carrollton, Lois Lock and Glenda Powers, both of Jerseyville, Corneil Clowers of Nebo and Althea Ringhausen of Colorado; 3 sons, Dwight Ringhausen of Kansas City, Missouri, David Ringhausen of Hardin and Clay Ringhausen of Shipman; 16 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; 1 brother, Clarence Ringhausen of Jerseyville; and 2 sisters, Christine Rhodes of Wood River and Elsie McBride of Hardin. 4 brothers preceded him in death, Harry, Charles, Ed and Steve Ringhausen. Visitation was 4-9 pm at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin with Masonic rites at 7 pm. Funeral services were conducted at 1 pm Saturday at Hardin Presbyterian church with Rev. Paul Frazier officiating. Burial was in Hardin cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church of the Hardin Masonic Lodge, both of which he was a member.

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Jesse Ringhausen's wife Leone (Fisher) Ringhausen's obituary - Leone (Fisher) Ringhausen, died 07-29-1982. Leone Ringhausen, 78, of Hardin died at 3:05 pm July 29 at Jersey Community hospital. Born in Hardin she was a daughter of the late William & Edna (Kelly) fisher. Mrs. Ringhausen had retired after 33 years as a librarian and teacher in Unit 40 School District.

Survivors are her husband, Jesse; 5 daughters, Marva Prough of Carrollton, Lois Lock and Glenda Powers, Jerseyville, Corneil Clowers of Nebo and Althea Ringhausen of Denver, Colorado; 3 sons, Dwight of Kansas City, Missouri, David of Hardin and Clay of Shipman; 16 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Christine Oettle of Shipman and Corinne Lorsbach of Collinsville. Services were held Sunday afternoon at Hardin Presbyterian church with Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hardin cemetery. Memorials may be given to Jersey Community hospital intensive care unit and Eastern Star building fund.

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Jesse Ringhausen's wife Leone (Fisher) Ringhausen's sister Edna Corenne (Fisher) Lorsbach's obituary - Edna Corenne Lorsbach, nee Fisher, 98, born in Hardin, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. She was born July 18, 1913, in Hardin, daughter of William M. and Edna (Kelly) Fisher, now deceased. She married Albert Lorsbach. He died June 11, 1984. She was a member of Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville. Surviving are sons, Monty L. Lorsbach of Collinsville and Bruce W. Lorsbach of Alhambra; three grandchildren, Scott Lorsbach, Jamie Thronton and Jeremy Petrait; two great-grandchildren, Lindsey Lorsbach and Bryce Thronton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine Oettle and Leone Ringhausen. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home in Collinsville, with services to be held at 6 p.m. Burial will be at Hardin City Cemetery. Memorials may be to Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville or Heartland Hospice.

(7) Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen's daughter Christine Ringhausen married William Rhoads and they lived in Wood River, IL.

(8) Christian and Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen's daughter Elsie Ringhausen married Lyndle McBride and they lived in Hardin, IL.

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Louis Ringhausen was the son of Christian and Appolonia (Mossbach) Ringhausen. He was lived in Calhoun County, IL. He married Margaret Woelfel. Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen had 8 children-Edna M. Ringhausen, William Louis Ringhausen, Arthur J. Ringhausen, Theodore H. "Ted" Ringhausen, Paul Ringhausen, Louis William Ringhausen, Albert James Ringhausen, and a daughter who died in infancy.

(1) Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen's daughter Edna M. (Ringhausen) Zigrand's obituary - Edna M. (Ringhausen) Zigrand, 69, of 4807 Storyland Dr., Godfrey, died at 11:15 pm Thursday at St. Joseph hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Hardin, a daughter of the late Louis & Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen, she married Homer Zigrang on October 29, 1930, in Hardin. In addition to her husband,

Surviving are 4 Daughters, Jeannine Garvey of Godfrey, Georgia Slaten and Elizabeth Stutz both of Alton, and Christine Ghent of Casselberry, Florida; 1 son, Thomas of Alton; 14 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; 4 brothers Bert Ringhausen of Hardin, Bill Ringhausen of Fieldon, Ted Ringhausen of Jerseyville and Art Ringhausen of St. Charles, Missouri. 2 brothers preceded her in death. Visitation was from 2-9 pm Sunday at Gent Funeral Home where the parish rosary was recited at 7:30 pm. A funeral mass was celebrated at 9:30 am Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic church, where she was a charter member, with Rev. James Hill as celebrant. Burial was in St. Norbert cemetery, Hardin. Memorials may be given to St. ambrose building fund.

(2) Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen's son William L. "Bill" Ringhausen's obituary - William L. "Bill" Ringhausen, 84, died at 8:16 pm Sunday, January 29, 1989, at Jersey Community hospital in Jerseyville. Ringhausen was an orchardist in Calhoun and Jersey Counties before retiring in 1980. He was born in Hardin, son of the late Louis & Margaret (Woefel) Ringhausen. On June 23, 1928, in Hardin, he married Hildegarde Regina (Bauman) Ringhausen. She died in 1965.

Surviving are 1 son William D. Ringhausen of Meppen; 3 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren; and 1 brother, Ted Ringhausen of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Mary Lou Ringhausen; 1 grandson; 2 sisters, and 4 brothers. Visitation was 4-9 pm Tuesday at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. There was be a prayer service at 6:30 pm and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 pm. A funeral mass was celebrated 11 am Wednesday at St. Norbert Catholic church in Hardin with Rev. Dennis Kollross as celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Norbert Catholic school in Hardin or Calhoun County ambulance service.

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(1a) William Louis and Hildegard Regina (Baumann) Ringhausen's son William Daniel Ringhausen's obituary - William Daniel Ringhausen, 79, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2008, at his home. He was born March 23, 1929, in Hardin to William Louis and Hildegard Regina (Baumann) Ringhausen. He first married Margaret Shirley Surgeon. His second marriage was to Marjorie Joann Gabbett, who is deceased. A retired truck driver, he was manager at the Gay Mills, Wis., Apple Orchard, Sibley Mo., Apple Orchard and the Pleasant Hills Apple Orchard. He also worked at the Sharecropper Farm in Calhoun and drove a school bus in Brussels.

Survivors include one daughter, Janie Berta; two sons, Edward D. Ringhausen and John W. Ringhausen; five stepsons, Richard, Kevin, Scott, Steve, and Duane Montgomery II; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. In addition to his second wife, his parents and a sister, Mary Lou Ringhausen, preceded him in death. Per his request, his body was donated to St. Louis University School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the St. Mary's Church in Brussels. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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William Daniel Ringhausen's wife Margaret Shirley (Surgeon) Ringhausen's obituary - Margaret Shirley Ringhausen, 80, died at 8:01 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Batchtown on Nov. 24, 1930, one of five children born to the late John D. and Laura (Walsh) Surgeon. Shirley spent the majority of her youth in Batchtown, and was raised assisting her family on the Surgeon Orchards. She graduated from Jersey Community High School, and was formerly married to William D. Ringhausen. During their marriage they became the parents of four children and she once again was associated with the apple orchards, lending a hand whenever needed at Ringhausen Orchards. She was well known for her delicacies, operating a fruit stand and Shirley's Delicious Delights in Grafton, where she made homemade jams, jellies, and butters.

Surviving are a son, John B. "JB" Ringhausen of Harvard, Ill.; a daughter and son in law, Janie and Joseph Berta of LaHoma, Okla.; two grandchildren and their spouses, Laurie and Jesse Bittle of Oceanside, Calif., and Joseph and Emily Berta V., stationed with the U.S. Navy in Meridian, Miss.; a great granddaughter, Lilie Kate Bittle; a sister, Dorothy Klockenkemper of Batchtown; and two brothers, Lynn Surgeon of Red Bud, and Donald Surgeon of Pacifica, Calif. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Charles M. "Chuck" Ringhausen and Edward "Dan" Ringhausen; and a brother, John Surgeon. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will take place at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to the activity department at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home or to the American Red Cross, where she was a volunteer during the floods of Grafton.

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(1aa) William Daniel Ringhausen and Margaret Shirley (Surgeon) Ringhausen's son Charles "Chuck" Ringhausen's obituary - Charles "Chuck" Ringhausen, died 06-19-1978. Charles "Chuck" Ringhausen, 18, was killed June 19 when the single engine Cessna-150 he was piloting hit a 138,000 volt power line across the Mississippi River just south of downtown St. Louis. A memorial mass was said Saturday evening at St. Mary church, Westwoods with Father William Hembrow celebrant. Father John Lakers of Quincy gave the eulogy. Ringhausen, 18, was the son of Shirley Ringhausen of Fieldon & William Ringhausen of Sibley, Missouri.

According to Sheriff Frank Yocom who was on the scene when an attempt was made to raise the plane, efforts were abandoned when it was found that the plane was full of silt and sand and could not be brought up. Yocom said the plane was somewhat mangled and the difficulty was finding something rigid to hook the chain onto. Pieces were brought up which definitely identify the plane as belonging to Ringhausen"s Uncle John Surgeon, of Grafton.

Besides his parents he is survived by 2 brothers, Daniel of Fieldon and John of Peoria; and 1 sister Janie Berta of Enid, OK; paternal grandfather, William L. Ringhausen of Fieldon. He was a nephew of John Surgeon of Grafton, Lynn Surgeon of Evansville, Donald Surgeon of MN and Mrs. John (Dorothy) Klockenkemper of Batchtown. Memorials may be given to a fund set up in his name at State bank of Jerseyville and designated for the new Jersey Community hospital.

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(2aa) William Daniel Ringhausen and Margaret Shirley (Surgeon) Ringhausen's son Edward Daniel " Dan" Ringhausen's obituary - Dan Ringhausen, 59, died at 8:39 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1950, in Carrollton to William D. and Shirley (Surgeon) Ringhausen. He had been self-employed and a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Ringhausen of Jerseyville; brother, J.B. Ringhausen of Harvard, Ill.; sister, Janie and Joe Berta of Lahoma, Okla.; niece, Laurie and Jesse Bittle; and nephew, Joe Berta V, both of California; and great-niece, Lilie Kate Bittle of California. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Chuck Ringhausen. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, Father William H. Hebrow officiating. Burial will take place at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

(3) Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen's son Arthur J. Ringhausen died May 24, 1982. He married Helen Anderson. His wife Helen (Anderson) Ringhausen's obituary - Helen (Anderson) Ringhausen, died 02-1983. Helen (Anderson) Ringhausen, 69, of St. Charles, Missouri and formerly of Calhoun County, died at 11 am Wednesday at Jewish hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Arthur J. Ringhausen, died May 24, 1982.

Surviving are 2 sons, Roger of St. Charles and Don of Freeport, Texas, and 7 grandchildren. Visitation was at Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles. A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 am Saturday at Borromeo Catholic church in St. Charles. The body was then be moved to Hanks Funeral Home at Hardin where another visitation was held from 12-3 pm. Graveside rites followed at St. Norbert cemetery.

(4) Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen's son Theodore H. "Ted" Ringhausen's obituary - Theodore H. "Ted" Ringhausen, 93, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Jerseyville Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 27, 1907, in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen. He was a fruit grower in Calhoun County for 10 years and then a Texaco Oil Distributor, Bulk Agent from 1951 to 1971, and served as a volunteer at Jersey Community Hospital for five years with more than 3,000 hours, and was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. He married the former Jewell Sidwell Nov. 17, 1934, in Alton. She survives.

Also surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Jim Hubbard of Pinehurst, N.C., Jackie and Jim Chandler of Mattoon, Judi and Ed Poppe of Jerseyville, and Terri and Ron Curry of McDonough, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ted K. and Linda Ringhausen of Jackson, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Dora Ringhausen of Hardin. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Ringhausen, two sisters, an infant and Edna Zigrang, and five brothers, Paul, Albert, Louis William, William Louis and Arthur Ringhausen. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a rosary recitation was said at 3:30 p.m. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. William H. Hembrow officiated. Burial was at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost/St. Francis Schools or Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Theodore H. "Ted" Ringhausen's wife Jewell (Sidwell) Ringhausen's obituary - Jewell (Sidwell) Ringhausen, 91, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born July 14, 1912, in Calhoun County to Dr. Ernest L. and Alta (Hanks) Sidwell. She married Theodore "Ted" Ringhausen on Nov. 17, 1934, in Alton. He died Jan. 20, 2001. The 1930 graduate of Jersey Township High School was a self-employed music teacher. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville and Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Carol and Jim Hubbard of Pinehurst, N.C., Jackie and Jim Chandler of Mattoon, Ill., Judi and Ed Poppe of Jerseyville and Terri Curry of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Linda Ringhausen of Jackson, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a special nephew and his wife, Jerry and Dorothy Sidwell of Apache Junction, Ariz. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janice Ringhausen; and a brother, Kenneth Sidwell. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville and from 9 a.m. until funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville. The Rev. Ed Haun officiated at services. Burial was at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. The First Baptist Church in Jerseyville has been named as a memorial.

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(1a) Theodore Henry "Ted" and Jewell (Sidwell) Ringhausen's son Theodore Kenneth "Ted" Ringhausen's obituary - Theodore Kenneth "Ted" Ringhausen, 58, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at his residence. He was born July 10, 1949, in Carrollton to Theodore Henry and Jewell Sidwell Ringhausen. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Jackson and retired from Ford Motor Company.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Poteet Ringhausen of Jackson; his twin sister, Terry Curry of Duluth, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judi and Ed Poppe of Jerseyville, Carol and Jim Hubbard of Pinehurst, N.C., and Jackie and Jim Chandler of Mattoon, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and –nephews; and a cousin, Jerry and Dorothy Sidwell of Apache Junction, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Jackson, with Monsignor Terry Young officiating. Entombment followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Roswell, Ga. Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

(5) Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen had a son Paul Ringhausen. I don't have any information about their son Paul Ringhausen.

(6) Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen's son Louis William Ringhausen married Lenora Kraut.

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(1a) Louis and Lenora (Kraut) Ringhausen's son Glen L. Ringhausen's obituary - Glen L. Ringhausen, died 10-11-1984. Glen L. Ringhausen, 47, of Jerseyville, died October 11, 1984 at his home. He was a son of Lenora (Kraut) Ringhausen and the late Louis Ringhausen, he was born in Hardin. He married linda L. (Vetter) Ringhausen at Kampsville on April 4, 1959. He leaves his wife, mother, 1 daughter, Brenda Kaye; and 1 son, Kevin, both at home. David Hammer was in charge of services with burial in Oak Grove cemetery.

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Glen L. Ringhausen's wife Linda (Vetter) Ringhausen's mother Grace E. (Brangenberg) Vetter's obituary - Grace E. Vetter, 94, formerly of Pearl, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born July 11, 1916, in Kampsville, she was the daughter of Valentine and Ruth (Sibley) Brangenberg. She married Harrison Vetter on Nov. 17, 1936, in Jerseyville. He died Nov. 9, 1985. She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife at East Panther Creek and O'Pearl for many years. She was a member of the Pearl Church of Christ for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Ringhausen and her friend, Bob Ferguson, of Jerseyville; a son, Randall Vetter of Pearl, with whom she resided until she moved in with her daughter, Linda, before entering the nursing home; two grandchildren, Kevin Glen (Terrie) Ringhausen of Carrollton and Brenda K. Ringhausen and her friend, Tim Niehells, of Alton; and a special great-grandson, Austin Glen Ringhausen of Carrollton. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert Brangenberg; four sisters, Myrtle Retzer, Hazel Calvert, Goldie Wildhagen and Elsie Miner; two stepsisters, Francis Nevius and Mary Curtis; a stepbrother, Valentine (Pooch) Brangenberg. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until time of service at noon Saturday, June 25, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin, with Brother Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville. Memorials may be made to the Summit Grove Cemetery.

(7) Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen's son Albert James Ringhausen died Feb. 23, 1988. He married Dora T. Schmieder 6-2-1925 in Hardin, IL. His wife Dora T. (Schmieder) Ringhausen's obituary -- Dora T. (Schmieder) Ringhausen, 98, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Calhoun Care Center in Hardin. She was born June 23, 1903, in Golden Eagle, and was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Theresa (Arnold) Schmieder. She married Albert James Ringhausen on June 2, 1925, in Hardin. He died Feb. 23, 1988. She was a homemaker and member of St. Norbert's Church and Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary and Home Extension.

Surviving are two daughters, Marge Hillen of Hardin and Norma Bright of Kirkwood, Mo.; three sons and three daughters-in-law, James A. and Margaret Anne Ringhausen of Hardin, Kenneth C. Ringhausen of Hardin, Joseph W. and Sina L. Ringhausen of Fieldon and Yvonne Ringhausen of Virginia Beach, Va.; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Jewel Ringhausen of Jerseyville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ringhausen; a son-in-law, Alfred Hillen; a daughter-in-law, Lela Mae Ringhausen; and a granddaughter, Barbara Bright. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin, where a prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Norbert's Catholic Church, with the Rev.Tom Hagstrom, celebrant. Burial will be at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin following the Mass. Memorials may be made to St. Norbert's Church or St. Norbert's School.

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(1a) Albert J. and Dora T. (Schmieder) Ringhausen's son Kenneth C. "K. C." Ringhausen's obituary - Kenneth C. "K.C." Ringhausen, 76, died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born July 28, 1929, in Hardin, the son of the late Albert J. and Dora T. (Schmieder) Ringhausen. He married the former Lela Mae "Red" Gordon April 23, 1953, in Hardin. She passed away June 8, 1992. A U.S. Marine veteran, he was a fruit grower all of his life. He had served as Calhoun County Treasurer and on the County Board for many years. He was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin, the Hardin Knights of Columbus, the Hardin American Legion and the Jerseyville Elks Club.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas A. and Michael A. Ringhausen, both of Hardin; two daughters, Teri Ann Huson of Champaign and Marty Pluester of Godfrey; five grandchildren; two brothers, James A. Ringhausen of Hardin and Joe Ringhausen of Fieldon; two sisters, Norma Bright of Kirkwood, Mo., and Marge Hillen of Hardin; and numerous nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Yvonne Ringhausen ofVirginia Beach, Va. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ringhausen. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. today with a 5 p.m. prayer service and 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin. Services was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Father Bill Kessler officiated. Burial was at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be made to St. Norbert's Catholic School or the Calhoun High Warrior Pride Booster Club.

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(2a) Albert James Ringhausen and Dora T. (Schmieder) Ringhausen's son James Albert Ringhausen's obituary - JAMES RINGHAUSEN HARDIN — James Albert Ringhausen, 88, died Sunday evening , July 13, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 8, 1926, in Hardin, son of the late Albert J. and Dora T. (Schmeider) Ringhausen. He married Margaret Anne (German) Ringhausen on Nov. 22, 1951, at St. Norberts Church in Hardin, and she survives. He was a retired teacher, principal and superintendent in Calhoun Cointy from 1953 to 1990. An army veteran, he served in the military from 1945-1947. Along with his wife, he is survived by three sons: Gregory J. (Lisa) Ringhausen of Jerseyville, Bruce J.(Peggy) Ringhausen of Hardin and Timothy J. (Yvonne) Ringhausen of Jerseyville; six grandchildren: Kari, Kim, Anna, Todd, Kristy and Scott; five great-grandchildren: Bryce, Raegan, Sophie, Liam and Kenlie; a brother, Joe (Sina Lou) Ringhausen of Fieldon; and two sisters, Norma (Jim) Bright of St. Louis and Marge Hillen of Hardin; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Ringhausen of Virginia State. He was preceded in death by parents and two brothers, Robert and K..C. Ringhausen. He was a member of St. Norberts Catholic Church in Hardin, 4th. Degree K .of C. member, serving as past financial secretary. Jim was elected to the Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame, Hardin American Legion and was past Financial Secretary- Calhoun High School Treasurer for many years. Bank of Calhoun Board of Directors, Life Member of the IEA board of directors and IRTA Board. Jim was a dear friend and companion of mine (Phil) and will be dearly missed. He drove the funeral coach and assisted me with funeral services at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home for over 12 years. I would be amiss if I didn't mention how much we all will miss the (JAMES A. COOKIES) Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Calhoun Elementary School Gym in Hardin. Prayer service at 4 p.m. that afternoon with a K. of C. rosary to immediately follow. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Fr. Don Roberts is officiating. Burial will be at St. Norbert's Cemetery with full military rites. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to St. Norbert's School, Hardin Knights of Columbus, Hardin Senior Citizens or a charity of ones choice. Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin is in charge of arrangements.

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Albert James Ringhausen and Dora T. (Schmieder) Ringhausen's son James Ringhausen and his wife Margaret Anne (German) Ringhausen honered with the Home Town Heroes Award by the Modern Woodmen of America on Nov. 17, 2010 - November 04, 2010 7:33 pm By Maggie Borman, The Telegraph, Hardin - Margaret Anne and James Ringhausen will be presented with the Home Town Heroes Award by the Modern Woodmen of America on Nov. 17. The couple, who will be married 59 years on Nov. 22, have spent their lives dedicated to serving family, friends, their church, community and county, Modern Woodmen of America Camp 1621 Secretary Allen Johnson said. "They are just a wonderful, amazing couple who are happiest when they are helping others, and love doing it," Johnson said. "They continue to have a huge influence in many lives, including my own." James Ringhausen graduated from Hardin High School in 1944, served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946, and graduated from Saint Louis University in 1949 with a degree in business education. In 1950, he began working for Columbian Seed Company, where he spent three years while working for his master's degree in education from Saint Louis University, which he earned in 1951. In 1953, he began his educational career as a teacher at Hamburg School. During his 54-year career in education, he served as a teacher, basketball coach, principal and superintendent. Together, the couple hosted banquets for basketball players and students, held teacher luncheons on the first day of school, and started a Memorial Mass for deceased members of the Knights of Columbus with a meal following the Mass. He continues to bake dozens of cookies for various charitable events and fund-raisers; together, they prepared a breakfast for graduating seniors until 2006.

James Ringhausen has served as chairman of the Calhoun Heart Association, state director of the Illinois Education Association, a Golden Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of Hardin Lions Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame, and continues to serve as financial secretary for the Calhoun School District, among his other interests. Margaret Anne Ringhausen worked for her late father at German Insurance, with time out to raise their sons, Greg, Bruce and Tim. In their early married life, she washed the grade-school basketball uniforms. She is a member of the American Legion Auxilliary 636, and both are active in their church. The couple will honored with a dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, hosted by  Modern Woodmen of America Camp 1621. They will be presented the Home Town Heroes Award at 6 p.m. Guest speakers include former coach and teacher Ric Johns, former local superintendent Terry Strauch, former local principal Michael Roth and former student Eric Kallal. The public is invited, Johnson said, and are encouraged to come out and enjoy the evening. "They are simply dedicated to their community and always actively serving our community in one way or another, and are very deserving of the honor," Johnson said.

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(3a) Albert James Ringhausen and Dora T. (Schmieder) Ringhausen's son Robert L. Ringhausen's obituary - Robert L. Ringhausen Captain, United States Navy - Robert L. Ringhausen, 72, died March 1, 2000, at his residence. Born in Hardin, Illinois, he had retired as a Captain from the U.S. Navy after 30 years. He also retired from Raytheon Service Co. after 10 years. Captain Ringhausen was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1950, and received his MBA from Stanford University in 1960. He was a member of First Landing Chapel at Fort Story; president, Kiwanis Beachcombers; member, Retired Officers Association; member, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association; and vice president, Friends of First Landing Seashore State Park. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne S. Ringhausen; three daughters, Kathryn Y. Paragano of Bernardsville, N.J., Lisa R. Mason of Marietta, Ga., and Nancy R. Hehir of Yorktown; two sons, John C. Ringhausen of Peachtree City, Ga., and Mark R. Ringhausen of Glen Allen, Va.; his mother, Dora T. Ringhausen of Hardin, Ill.; two sisters; three brothers; and 12 grandchildren. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Landing Chapel at Fort Story by Fr. Michael Serrone. Burial will be at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer Chapel. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to St. Norbert's Church, Hardin, IL 62047 or to First Landing Chapel at Fort Story.

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Robert L. Ringhausen's wife Yvonne (Simon) Ringhausen's father Eugene "Gene" A. Simon's obituary - HARDIN - Eugene "Gene" A. Simon, 85, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016, at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab. He was born on May 28, 1931 in Hardin, Illinois, the son of August H. and Beulah (Gotway) Simon. Gene married Letha P. Caselton on November 14, 1951. She survives. He worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and enjoyed being a grain and livestock farmer. Gene was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin and a member of the Hardin Knights of Columbus. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Denis (Merrill) Simon of Cumming, Georgia, William (Jacquie) Simon and Bob (Debbie) Simon, both of Hardin, and Joyce (Leonard) Fortschneider of Brussels; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Pete Simon of Hardin; two sisters, Phyllis Day of Champaign, Illinois, and Yvonne Ringhausen of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Lou Albrecht; and an infant daughter, Susan Simon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday July 27, 2016, at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin with Fr. Roy Bauer celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be made to: St. Norbert's School or Cemetery.

(8) Louis and Margaret (Woelfel) Ringhausen had a daughter who died in infancy.

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