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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

ADDEN, KERRY KEITH, 1956- 

ALLEN, BYRON, 1955" 

ANDERSON, COLIN LEE, 19^3" 

ANDERSON, JAY WILLIAM, 1957" 

ANDERSON, ROGER LaVERNE, 1956- 

ANGLEMIRE, THOMAS ALLAN, 195't- 

ARNOLD, WILLIAM RALPH, ]ShS- 

ASHTON, VICTORIA GRACE ANDERSON, 19'*5- 

BAINBRIDGE, BARBARA LYNN, 1955" 

BAINBRIDGE, TERRY DALE, 1956- 

BARDY, DENNIS JAMES, 1957- 

BARES, MICHAEL ANDREW, 19^49- 

BATUTIS, DENNIS, 195'i- 

BELL, FRANK HOWARD, 195^- 

BESWICK, MIKREN SUE, 1955" 

BLACK, LEON BENJAMIN, 1955" 

BLECKER, JO ANN MARY, 195^*- 

BLOMGREN, LARRY CRAIG, 1955- 

BONNEN, JANET ELAINE, 1950- 

BOONE, DANIEL DEVON, 1935- 

BRADY, BERNARD, 1955- 

BROHAUGH, CAROLYN, 1956- 

BROOUIST, SUSAN ELIZABETH, 195^- 

BRUTON, PAUL DAVID, 1955- 

BUHL, SUSAN MARIE, 1956- 

BURDICK, DEBORAH ANN, 1956- 

CANODE, DEBRA LUANE, 1957" 

CLARK, JAMES LEROY, 1951- 

CLAUSON, TIMOTHY JOHN, 1958- 

COHEN, JEFFRY ALAN, 195^- 

COLETTA, DAVID P 195^*- 

COOK, CORALEE JANE, 1951- 

CORRIGAN, DOUGLAS P 1956- 

COWAN, RAYMOND JOHN, 1950- 



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CRAVE, DANIEL JAMES, ISS'*- 

DAVIS, JoELLEM DeVAUL, ! 9^8- 

DAVIS, RONALD DEAN, 1956- 

DECKER, NORMAN QUINTEN, 1933" 

DeWEERDT, JEFFREY D 1 9^*8- 

DIEHL, ALAN WILLIAM, 1957" 

DITTO, PATRICIA JEAN V/ALLING, 1927" 

DITZLER, THOMAS EUGENE, 1939" 

DOLAK, JULIE JO, 1957" 

DOMINGUE, TIMOTHY, 1955" 

DORAN, DEBORAH ANN, 1 95't- 

DRESSER, BENNETT RAY, 1955" 

DULMAGE, JOEL FRANCIS, 1956- 

EBERSOLD, TAMARA J TRIPP, 1950- 

EBLING, DOUGLAS BURNS, 19^7" 

EHRLICH, MARY ELIZABETH, 1956- 

ERICKSON, PATRICIA ALINE, 195^- 

EVANS, DENNIS L 19^5" 

EVANS, THOMAS EDWARD, 19^*^- 

FISCHER, SALLY REOLA BREED, 1952- 

FISCHER, STEPHANIE M 195^+- 

FLUEGEL, CYNTHIA JAN, 1956- 

FOOR, NANCY JANE, 1956- 

FRANCIS, SUSAN MARGARET HOTVEDT, 1952- 

FRENZ, DONETTE CAROL, 1956- 

GANSEN, DANIEL EDWARD, 1951- 

GARLICK, SARA DEAN, 1956- 

GODARE, MARCIA LEE WERNET, 19^9- 

GRAY, ANNA MARIA WENZEL, 19^(6- 

GRIFFETH, BARBARA JEAN WEST, 19^2- 

GUMMOW, BRADLEY LEE, 1956- 

GUMMOW, KEVIN EARL, 1956- 

GUSTAFSON, BERNARD, 1933" 

GUTHRIE, MICHAEL NICHOLAS, 1957" 

HADFIELD, SCOTT LEE, 195^4- 



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HALL, VALERIE SUE WILT, I g'+fe- 
HALSTED, LINDA RUTH, 195^- 
HANSEN, RANDOLPH JEROME, 1 SS'*- 
HARRIGAN, ROY CLIFTON, 1923" 
HAUG, SYLVIA, 1956- 
HAYES, THOMAS MICHAEL, 1956- 
HEATON, JAMES KEVIN, 1956- 
HEIDEL, JEFFREY NEIL, 1952- 
HEIMBACH, JOHN STEVEN, 195^- 
HELSTEN, KRISTINE DENISE, 195^- 
HESS, MICHAEL GARY, 1956- 
HIBBARD, CHERYL JEANNE, 195^- 
HIGGINSON, PATRICK JAMES, 1950- 
HILGERS, MARK WILLIAM JOSEPH, 1955" 
HINKEL, LORI ALLEN, 1956- 
HiNUEBER, DEAN, 1955" 
HOFFMAN, JOE C 19^9- 
HOPKINS, MICHAEL C 1955" 
HOUSE, DELAINE DAUN CORPIAN, 1 gS't" 
HOWARD, WILLIE FRANK, 1939- 

HoxiE, NEIL J ig'^g- 

HULTMAN, LINETTE MARIE, 1956- 
JACOBS, GERALD LAVERNE, 1950- 
JOHNSON, GLEN RUSSELL, 195'*- 
JOHNSON, LARRY RAY, 1955- 
JOHNSON, MICHAEL R 195^+- 
JOHNSON, SALLY KAY, 1952- 
JOHNSON, THEODORE EDGAR, 1958- 
JONES, JERRY OWEN, 19^8- 
JUHNKE, KIM DARLA, 1957" 
JURGENS, RAEANN E SANDERS, 1951 
KECKLER, CHRIS SAMUEL, 195^- 
KEESY, FREDERICK WILLIAM, 195'*- 
KELLEY, RAYMOND JAMES, 1956- 
KENNEDY, DANIEL, 1 gS't- 



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KENNEDY, ELLA LEE, 1953" 

KJELLQUIST, EVERETT JOHN, 1956- 

KLEMM, MARK ALFRED, 195^- 

KOBISCHKA, BRIAN L igS't- 

KRAMER, KENNETH DEE, 195^- 

KRAWCZYK, JO ANN LYNN, 1956- 

KRUEGER, THOMAS IMMANUEL, 1957" 

KRUGJOHANN, LINDA JEAN, 1956- 

KUNDE, LARRY JAMES, 1956- 

LAMBRECHT, JAMES EDWARD, 1937" 

LANDER, TRUMAN BARTON, 1955" 

LARSEN, HAROLD THOMAS, 19^8- 

LAWHORN, BENJAMINE CHARLES JAMES, 1939" 

LEOMBRUNI , STEPHEN C 1956- 

LETSINGER, LEANN MARIE, 1957" 

LICHTFUSS, LYNETTE CAY, 1955" 

LIND, STUART CHIP, 1955- 

LINDSEY, MARIE THERESE, 1951- 

LINDSTROM, JEFFERY ALAN, 195-^- 

LINNEMAN, JANICE KAY, 1952- 

McANARNEY, LARRY FRANCIS, 1956- 

MACKETY, CAROLYN JEAN KRUYF MARTIN, 1932- 

McKINNEY, DEBORAH ANN COLLETTI, 1951- 

McMULLEN, DANIEL BURTON, 1957- 

MAGNUSON, BRUCE ALLEN, 195^- 

MAGNUSON, SHARON MARIE, 1955" 

MARINELLI, BRIAN MARK, 1957" 

MAUK, LORRI JEAN, 1955- 

MAVILLE, RICHARD HYDE, 19^^- 

MEDEARIS, MICHAEL ELDON, 1955" 

MICHO, JAMES DANIEL, 1956- 

MILLER, DONALD JAMES, 1955- 

MILLER, LINDA MARIE, 1957- 

MILLER, LOYDENE KAY, 1957" 

MILLIGAN, MICHAEL JAMES, 1957" 



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MISUNAS, JOSEPH ANTHONY, 195^- 
MONSON, DONNA LOUISE, 1955" 
MOSBACHER, JULIE HENDERSON, 1957- 
MOSER, ROSEMARY P 195^- 
MUELLER, VONCILE MARIE TICE, 195^- 
NELSON, ANDREA KAY, 1955" 
NEWCOMB, RICHARD SCOTT, 1958- 
NILSEN, LOREL GAE, 1955- 
NOLAN TERRANCE MICHAEL, 1956- 
PALMER, JEAN ELLEN, 1956- 
PAPPAS, TRACEY DENISE, 1957" 
PARKER, SHELDON AXEL, 1933- 
PAULEY, BRIAN DOUGLAS, 195^*- 
PENWARDEN, NANCY MAE, 1955" 
PETERSON, JOHN DAVID, 1955- 
PETERSON, MYRON CONRAD, 1956- 
PINSON, STONEY RAY, 1955" 
POPANZ, DIANE MARIE SWORD, 1 9^*9- 
POPANZ, THOMAS EDWARD, 19^47- 
RALSTON, J DANIEL, 195^*- 
RAMEY, RANDY DUANE, 1956- 
REDMOND, BARBARA ANN, 1956- 
REUM, JEAN MARIE, 1956- 
RISENHOOVER, DWAIN LEE, 1950- 
RITCHEY, MARIE LOVE, 1955" 
ROBINSON, JUDY ANN, 1955" 
ROCKERS, KAY MARIE JENSEN, \Skh- 
ROSENE, VERA SUE, 195^- 
ROTELLO, LOUIS, 195^- 
RUSSELL, GEORGE EDWARD, 1951- 
SANDONA, CAROL NATALIE, 1 95't- 
SANFORD, ROBERT, 1952- 
SCHIER, FRANCIS EUGENE JOHN, 1 95^- 
SCHUSLER, DAVID LOREN, 1951- 
SEGER, BETH MARIE, 1957" 



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SMITH, BARRETT THEODORE, 1958- 
SMITH, BRADLEY D 1957" 
SMITH, DONALD EUGENE, 1935" 
SMITH, RICHARD GENE, 195^- 
SOMERS, CHARLES W 1957- 
STAHL, STEVEN RICHARD, 1955" 
STEVENS, TERRY MARIE, 1956- 
STEWART, PAMELA KAY, 1956- 
STITES, JOHN KEVIN, 195^*- 
STOECKLIN, FRANCES MARYE, 1955- 
SUNESON, THEODORE JOHN, 1952- 
TANNAHILL, KATHY GAIL, 1955" 
TAYLOR, TOM LYMAN, 1955" 
THILLEN, PAUL JOSEPH, 1955- 
TURNER, BRADLEY THOMAS, 195^- 
VANAGS, KRISTINE SANDRA, 1957" 
VAN DORSELAER, KAREN LEE, 1957" 
VICARI, JOANNE, 1956- 
VINES, ROBERT WESLEY, 1955- 
WALDEN, VIRGINIA CLARE, 1955" 
WALLEN, KATHERINE CHRISTINE, 1955" 
WALTERS, MARY GERTRUDE IVANOFF, 1936- 
WARD, SHELA JEAN, 1951- 
WENTLAND, MARY CATHERINE, 1955" 
WESTEMEIER, SHARON LEE McMAHON, 19^+6- 
WHITE, LOR! ANN, 1958- 
WILKINS, JEAN JOHANNA PETERSON, 1907" 
WILLIS, KAREN LYNN, 1956- 
WILSON, BARBARA ELLEN, 195^- 
WINDLE, PATRICE LAINE, 1955" 
WOODRICK, JERRY GRANT, 19^3" 
WORDEN, JOHN TRENT, 1957" 
WYDICK, PATRICIA ANN, 1951- 



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LEASE. USt INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 

'^ ContriJjijtor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 
c. - 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studyifui 
irierican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only .i 
ew miniues, <ind will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
ccess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

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■RockTbrr, Illinois 

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3. Clw;ck the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper. 

^_ ^Before 1750 1750-1800 1 800- 1 850 

^ 1850-1900 1900 or later 

k. Please check al I regions of the United States In which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived, 

^New tngland (Mass., Conn., R.I.) Middle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna., N.J., Va.) 

, ^South Atlantic (Ga, , Fla., N.C., S.C.) E ast South Central (La. ,MJss. , Ala. ,Tenn, Ky 

r^ West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OTTTr" y/E ast North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

f Pacific (Cal., Washj ^(Hawaii, Alaska) HI- Wis.) 

Vlalns (ND,SD,Neb. ,Kan. ,Iowa, MB) 
5. Please check al I occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed In this paper have found themselves. 

Farming Mining S hopkeeping or small business 

T ransportat Ion ^/^B lg Business \/ M anufacturing 



^Professions y/^ Industrial labor ^Other 

6. Please check al I religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
In this paper have belonged. 

^Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian Methodist ,, 

^Baptist Episcopal Ian C ongregational y Lutheran 



"Quaker Mormon Other Protestant ^Other 



7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 



Jews \/ C entral Europeans I tal ians ^Slavs 

Irish B ri t Ish N ative Americans over several generations 
'East Asian Other 



8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

V Interviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

fami ly members 

Vital Records Land Records ^The U.S. Census 

^Photographs Maps Other 



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Education (number of years) : 
grade school n ^^Ig^" school vocational ' college 



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INTRODUCTION 

I have traced -ry family history back as far as l?^^■ 
to present day. All of rr^y research came froT: interviev/s 
with my grandmother, mother, father, and through use of 

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pictures. In this project I discuss mainly the topics of 
schooling, occupations, and other interesting aspects. 
This family history is limited to this small length due to 
lacl-: of knowledgable sources and information. Our entire 
family consists of my T:Other and father and my mother's 
mother. I have no aunts or uncles on either side of m.y 
as my parents were the only children of their families. 
Ny father's parents I never met. V/e had nothing to do 
with my father's sile of the family partly due to his 
mother ^eing put i'^ a mental institution early in her life 
In this pro.iect I had to try to fit what loose ends I had, 
together for a suitable understanding of -^y entire fa-.ily 
as a whole. 



JOEL SIGFRIJ ADDEM JOHNSON 
(Father's Father) 



Joel Sigfrid Adden Johnson, mj"- grandfather, was 
born on February 23, 1901, on a small farm in Ol=3nd, Svieden. 
He remained on the far:;: helping his father run it until his 
late teens. In 1921, he left his ^other and father in 
Oland and ventured to Arr.erica. He vjorked on the ship that 
brought hirr. here to provide the cost of his transportation. 
When he arrived here in Arrerica, he iropped nis last name 
of Johnson so nis full name was now Joel Sigfrid Adden. In 
Sweden it was comron for all Swedes to have four names. 
He wanted to drop Johnson for he thought it was much too 
common and wanted to be different. He came to Rockford 
knowing he -would recieve a ^ob as a cenent worker by his 
uncle who war^ a local contrac^er here. Joel lived on a 
farm just outside of Roc'-ford in a rented upstairs of th^t 
farm house. V/hen he was 26, he vras employed by Excel 
Company as a furniture worker. V/hen he was 32 years old 
he met Astrid Swanson who served as a maid for a "ealthy 
couple here in Rockford and proved to be nis future vjife. 



ASTRID SW'\NSON 
(Father's Mother) 



My grandr"other , Astrid Swanson, v;^s born on 
October 3, 190^ in Klunsrmitt, Sv.'eden. She came to 
RocVford in her early 20' s fron S^-jeden and served as a 
maid for a very wealthy,. pro.Tinant couple in Rockford. 
When she was 28, she met Joel Adden vjnich turned out 
to be her future husband. ( Note: I have this very 
limited information due to Joel Adden's death and his 
wife Astrid' s entrance to Elg'in Mental Institution early 
in my father's childhood.) 



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JOEL ADrE^J AND ASTRID SWANSON 

November 3, 19-? 5, was the v;eddins date set for 
Joel Adden and Astrid Svjanson. Joel was ^^■ and Astrid 
vjas 21 years old. Their ceremony was held in Belvidere 
at an outdoor garden v/ith a very samall amount of people 
attending. Joel was working as a Business mana-^er for 
Elida Lodge here in Roc'<-ford. Astrid just played house- 
vjife. In October of 1928, they had their first child, 
John, v7ho was born at Swedish American Hospital. Their 
fa-Tiilv lived at 92^4 ^th Street. In 19^0, Astrid v:as placed 
in Elgin Kental Institution. The reasons for her entering 
the hospital are unknov/n. From what I gathered, she was 
put -under severe pressure from her husband concerning 
other Vv'omen he V7as seeing. Joel visited her hardly at all 
during her life at the institution. F.y father was only 
12 years old when she entered the r.ospital and it really 
hurt him throughout his childhood years and teens. Ky 
father only visited her once when he was 1? years old. 
Astrid did not even reccnize him as her son. She had 
lost almost all of her memory and was getting worse. Ky 
father '^as deeply hurt and never visited her a^ain. 

Joel purchased a bar in i:is early '^O's wtiich v:as 
called The Golden Tavern, loca*-ed at 63O 7th Street. 
He sold that after a couple vears of business, '^'aying 
saving t'-^at it ^-oolc too "^anv :'ours of worl:. He then 
T^ecame bartender and -rrou^'',ds keeper at tne Elida Lod^e 
until he retired. Wi^.ile our family was vacationing in 



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Nevj York City on July 25 in I967, we recieved word that 
Astrid had passed away in the Elgin Kental Institution. 
We had her body froze for two weeks until we got back 
from our vacation to ati-end her funeral. She had died 
frorr! a heart attack. Two years later on October 1, 1969> 
Joel died after a short illness. 



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ERIC CARLSON 
(Nlother's Father) 



My grandfather, Eric Carlson, ''^as born on Nover.ber 11 
189^, in Norrsundet, Sweden. Norrsundet is located south 
of Stockhol-^ on the cost of the Bothnia Sea. It is a small 
fishing villac-e vjit-h very little industry. Eric's life as 
a boy was spent entirely on the shore line being fasinated 
by the incoming ships from sea. He loved to fish and often 
helped ships unload their catch. Eric only had schooling 
up to the sixth gr'^de and tried to s'-"ip school vj'nenever 
possible. Eric's '^other -nd father vjere quite strict and 
would punish their children vjhen they thought necessary. 
Eric had one younger sister named Judith and one older 
brother named Stan. Judith was five years younger than 
Eric and Stan was two years older than Eric. When Eric 
turned eighteen he and brother, Stan, set off tov;ards 
America by themselves. Their reasons for leaving are 
unknovm. They explored mostly around the midvjest including 
Wisconsin, Illinois, Kichigan, Ohio, Minnesota, and Iowa. 
They roamed from state to state finding adi jobs as they 
ventured. Hoppinsc box ^ars and hitchinsr rides was not 
uncom-"on for their means of transportation. Ti'iey ended 
up settling down here in Rockford v;here they rented a 
small apart-ent an'l purchased a car together. Eric was 
then employed as a colder at Forbes Foundry wh.ile Stan got 
interested in the Real Estate Business and aquirsd a job 



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in that field by a fellovj friend. 

Stan had to k^ ep an eye on Eric because he made 
very little in wages and would of-ter spend 'is Toney 
unwisely. In. 19l6, Eric and Stan built a small home on 
l8th Avenue. Eric continued to work at Forbes Foundry 
and in 192? he net Beda" Nvman at a local da/»'ce in 
Belvidere. Eric and Beda continued dating for about 
seven to eight r^onths intil Eric asked for her hand in 
marriage. She accepted and they v;-re '--^ed on October k, 1925j 
in Belvidere, Illinois. 



BEDA CARLSON (NYy:AN) 
(Mother's Mother) 

Beda Carlson '-'as born on June 17, 1*^98, here in 
Rockford. Her parents had moved froTi Sweden in the 
suTTimer of 1^P9 and resided in Rockford for better work 
and warces. They arrived in Rockford not having any friends 
or relatives in the entire United States. They -oved into 
an upstairs apart^^ent at 13'^*^ 6th Avenue. Beda vras the 
youngest of her three brothers and one sister. Beda attended 
John Nelson School located at 10th Avenue and 9th Street in 
1905 and started in first grade and continued through the 
fourth grade and continued her education at White School 
located at 10th avenue and U-*-.h Street. John Nelson School 
was a first through fourth grade school consisting of fovir 
rooms. It is now being used as a furniture store. Beda 
continued her education through the sixth grade, which at 
that time she nuit for no definite reason other than to 
help her parents work. 

In the summer of 1911» Beda's parents and her three 
brothers went back to Sweden to visit for a feiv months 
while Beda and her sister stayed with a neighbor lady. 
Beda and her sister v;ere very much afraid to travel on a 
boat across the wide ocean so they cnose to stay home. 

When Beda was sixteen years old, she recieved a Job 
at Bennents Box Factory, earning wages of $1.00 to $2.00 
a day. After a few vears she -luit and moved to another 



job at Zelk's Box Factory putting colored paper inside 
boxes and attaching covers to ther. She continued '.-jorking 
there until she met Eric Carlson. Within a year of their 
meeting they were rriarried. Beda wanted to v;ait a couple 
of years before they got married, but Eric decided against 
it, so Beda did not want to miss her chance, so they proceded 
to get married on August 4, 1928. 



Eric Carlson and Beda Nyman 

These two had met at a local dance in Belvidere. 
They soon after c-ot ir.arried on Agust ^, 1928. During 
their life there vias not Tuch exciteiT'ent for the fact 
they did not travel at all or spend much money. They 
did not even take a honeymoon for they could not afford one 
at the tine. That next year they had their first and only 
child, Arlene, whom was born on October l6, 1929. They 
spoiled Arlene terriblv while she was young. Their family 
lived at 13^^ 6th Avenue. Thev sent Arlene out to work 
when she was verv voung because they could not give enough 
support the-^selves to her. V/hile Eric ---as still vjorking 
at Version Knitting Company and Beda was a baker at Sunbean 
Bakery they saved their m.oney wisely. In 1939 » they 
purchased a brand new home at 2933 Lapey Street paying 
$3,500 for it. After that they just led a leisurable life. 
Eric liked to tinker with his fvt« cars and he went through 
many kinds of cars during his lifetime. But Eric would 
never go on any long trips with his cars. Eric also drd?ve 
very poor so ^.y grand'^other v.fas alv;ays afraid when he got 
behind a wheel of a car. Eric did rut believe in car 
insurance at all and -'e never had any through his entire 
lifetime. As -uch as m,y father tried to persuade him that 
Insurance -as nccescary in life. Still my stubborn grand- 
father seized ^o believe in it. V.y grandfather died of a 
s'ort illness in I965, in his home in the middle of the night 
My grandmother still lives alone at 293" Lapey Street. 



JOHN ADDEK 
(Ky Father) 

My father, John Adden, --'as horn on October 2°, ig^'B, 
in Swedish American Hospital here in Rockford. He first 
lived at 92^ 8th Avenue. When he turned four his parents 
moved to 1132 12th Avenue. Here he lived and attended 
Nelson School. When in seventh grade he started his first 
job. He helped sort clothes and starch them at Broadway 
Laundry, While T.y father had been wor.'.ing a couple of 
ir.onths the laundry was robbed one day while ray father was 
working of $18 and some change by two narrked bandits. My 
father's parents insisted he quit after this terrible 
incident. He quit the next day and once more his parents 
moved. They now resided at 1852 Hutchins Avenue. 7:y 
Father then got a paper route while he attended Lincoln 
Junior High School. In 19^0 "'y f'-ther's -other, Astrid, 
was placed in Elgin Mental Institution due to family 
problems. She could not take the situation at '".ome any 
longer so when -^y father v:as tvrelve years old she v/as 
placed in the institution. At fourteen my father quit 
the paper route 3nd once again he and his father moved. 
His new home vras located at 70^ 8th Street. My father 
needing money, recieved a job as a soda clerk at the 
7th Street Sweet Shop. My father enjoyed the job ■'.'■ery 
much but soon after a few -onth of -working there he quit 
due to the low 7;ages he recieved. He then found a 'ob 



at the Sunbea- Bakery. Here he met Arlene Carlson 
vrhen he was sixteen years old. Both, my f'^.ther and Arlene 
worked en the sarre powdering machine for donuts. Ky father 
quit this job after a year of working there and was then 
hired at Shoulstromi, Son Roofing Com.pany v;here he worked 
as a roofer and recieved miuch better v-'ages than anywhere 
else he has previously worked. During his vjorking at 
Shoulstrom, Son he attended East High School and occasionally 
dated Arlene Carlson whom also attended East. He then 
quit school while in the eleventh grade to attend vjork 
full time. He eventually enlisted on lS'-^5 into the Marine 
Corps. After two weeks of training he recieved an honorable 
discharge due to a crooked tcoth in his mouth. 



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ARLENE CARLSON 
(My Mother) 

My mother, Arlene, was born on October l6, 1929, 
t Svredish An^.erican Hospital In Rockford. My mother 
vjas the first and only child of her farrily. She lived 
here in Rockford at 13^"8 6th Avenue. She attended White 
Grade School which is located at ICth Street and 4th Avenue. 
In 1939 when Arlene x%'as ten, her parents purchased a freshly 
built home at 2938 Lapey Street. They felt the ^ove v/as 
necessary due to the poor condition of their old house. 
Their new '--ome -"as of rrediu-- si.-^e with a large upstairs attic 
easily convertible onto bedrcoirs of necessary. They 
purchased this '-.orne for $3,500. They paid ■;25 a rronth towards 
their loar contract. When A.rlene 7:as fourteen she <ot her 
first iob working at a Florist Shop on Long'-.'ood Street here 
in Rockford. She had a variety of duties to perform from 
sweeping floors to arranging floral arrangements. She 
earned 95'; ar hour. After a few months she quit that Job 
and looking for a better paying job went to work at 
Davies Dry Goods as a sales clerk with a hourly pay of 
$1.15. When she turned I5 she moved to a job at Sunbeam 
Bakery due to her unlikeness for her boss at Davies Dry Goods. 
Here at ^:he bakery she would powder donuts. Here is where 
she met John Ad'^en who v;as working on the same maciiine, 
Arlene attended Lincoln Junior High School then East High 
School. My m.other was also noted for being the first girl 
in Rockford to have a paper route. 



Kerry A^den 

I vas brrn rn July 12, 1956 here in ?i./Ckford Illinois 
I was the third child in our farlly, I was brought up 
in the usual manner, I started kintergarden vhen I was 
five years old at P. A.. Petersen elenei-.tary schriol located 
at 2122 8th street. I took the bus to school until I was 
eld enough to ride my bike. Baseball w.^s'ny«. favorite 
srort all through r.y school years. I then vent to Jeff- 
erson Jr. High School after finish-'ng 6th grade at Peterson 
grade school. I remained at Jefferson through 7th and "th 
grades till my far.ily moved fr'"m 2c^^^2 Lapey st, our rresent 
address to a new home at 328 Hollister Ave. in the sum.mer of 
1971« 1 then attended East High school on Charles £t. from 
9th grade till graduating from it en Ju>.e 11, 197^. I was 
envolved in basketball and baseball throughout my years at 
last. My first job T had was v;crking at Villa Capri Restera- 
unt located on Charles Ft. I recfeved l.CC an hour and worked 
on Friday and Saturday nights "^rom h:\^ p.m. to scm.etires 3''^^ 
in the miourning. I was in 9th parade at the timie and after a 
fev/ r.onths of it I found cut what a mistake I was ma^/ing by 
working there and ruining ry entire weekends so I ^_ult. 
The summer '^etweer miy ser:pmore year and jurior year I rec:e- 
ved a job at Grant Park Phai'Lacy located on Kishv/aukee Street. 
As of toda" I am. still erplcyed there as assisdent ranager, 
I got the job from, my older brother Brad wh<- had previously 
worked "here before entering college. My two older brothers- 



Steve who is 25 years old and Brad 22 years old are both 
living in RocV-fcrd. Steve is wording f r Dicl-erson Realtors, 
where he as been working since he graduated from V.'estern 1111- 
-nois University. Brad ^*ust finished graduating ":'.•.! in W.I.U and 
is now er.ployed b-' the YI-ICA in Eelvidere. My one only sz'ster 
is 12 years old and is attending Lincoln I'iddle School as a 
8th grader, 

V.y hobby^s and sports are rainly centered on ^.otorcycling 
and snow skiing. In the surnner months ny 125 cc Harley Davidson 
Trailbike and I often escape into the woods of ■I'Jorthern VJisconsin 
and sout-"ern !!innesota with ry friends. In the winter nonths I 
•just love to ski. Having just purchashed a pair of racing ski^ 
I'm on the verge of learning of cor.retitive racJng in the field 
of snow skiing. I ran very rany ski trips from East Hi g'- School 
to the local resorts in central VJisconsin. I had from tv/o to 
three full buses each trip, I was able to earn a large sum of 
mrney which helped pay fcr m.y ski trip out to Salt Lake^City, 
Utah which I took tkis past Christmas with a fellow group of 
kids. I am nov: a freshman at Rock Valley College and am earn- 
iing a two year degree in Buisness Marketing. V-y future plans 
include in roving to Australia in the summer of 1976. 



ALLEN, BYRON, 1955- 



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7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 



Irish y B ritish x Native Americans over several generations 
East Asian Other 



i. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

X Interviews with other y Fami ly Bibles X Fami ly Genealogies 
f ami 1 y membe rs 
Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



Photographs Maps Other 



, FAMILY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

\ Name By on Allen Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 7, 13. 1953 ~ 

Place of birth Date of Birth 11-27-1889 



Education (number of years): 
grade school 8 high school 3 vocat ional college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
I s t Farmeitf Dates 1st ^Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

ijth Dates ^th Dates_ 

■^^"^io" Mathodist 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Rppnhl-i ran 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother - 

'■'■' ■■ ■> * . * 



date 



r 



NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 



Name Bonnie Hay Allen Current Residence 

If dead, date of death 3-27-1933 



Place of birth Date of birth 1 0-20-1690 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 9 high school 

Occupat i on (s) 

Igj. Schoolteacher 



2nd Housewife ;;, M^fho, 

3rd 

4th 



00 1 


8 


vocat ional 

PL 
( 
1st 






cc 


)ne 

ICE 

hoiT 


ge 


Dates 




ACE OF 
after 


RESIDEh 
eaving 


e) 

Dates 


Dates 




2nd 












Dates 


Dates 




3rd 


Dates 


Dates 




i*th 












Dates 



Religion Methodist. 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. B^-phi -i nan 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 7 !~ '. _' " DATT 



• ifta^°aatl^Sfl«fh^^Ba£^'S?dtl'.f? ^^1%%^, stepmother or another r 



Note: If yo 



relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

Nonie Current Residence 

I f dead, dale of death '~~~~ 



Place of birth Date of Birth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



ist 
2nd 



'4th 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'«th 



Dates 



Dates 



3''d Dates 3rd Dates 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother ' dat( 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

^^"«__^ Current Residence 

I f dead , date of death 

Place of birth Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school vocat ional ^college 

Occupation(s) PL/^cE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'^^ Dates 1st ^Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd 



Dates 



3^<^ ^Dates 3rd ^Dates 

Re I i g i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Lee Prior Current Residence Sheffield, 111. 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Buda, 111. Date of birth 6-8-I89O 

Education (number of years) : 
grade school 8 high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Ist Farmer ^Dates 1st ^Dates_ 

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd Dates ^3rd ^Dates_ 

'♦th ^Dates ^^th ^Dates_ 

Religion Methodist 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother ~ . , date 

Note: If your mother was raised by a ■ >l!)&' j ^T H e r "6 r anot ti e r r e l a rl ve ( r o ag e 1 8t" 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Nome F.mma M.irtin Prior ^Current Residence 



■'■""■^ KTTwna Mnrt.in rri or 

If deaa, date of death 2-19-1972 

Place of bi rth Buda. 111. ^Date of birth 6-18-1890 

Education (number of years) 
grade school / o high school j ' vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Housewife & Mother Dates 1st ^Dates_ 

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

Re 1 i g i on Methodist 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. p^, i.; ^^^i 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Wa7E>e.t. IHr d ate 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 1 8) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C- 1 Stepqrandfather (vour mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f de jd . date of death 



I'l.iL.- ..I l.irih n.)le of l)illli 

F iliK .1 1 i ' >n (iniiiil)i- t ^1 yi- . r .1 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving honie) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'4th 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 

4th Dates kth Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Political part ies , civil or social ^clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate" 

D-2 S tepqrandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f (lead . date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupalion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
I'. t Dates 1st Dates 

?nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3'--i Dates 3rd Dates 

^f; I i 'J i 'jn 



Political p -J r t ^ , c i V 1 1 or 30c 1 a 1 clubs, sororities, etc. 



''lace of marriage to your grandfather Oat* 



CHIbDREN of A 6 B (or A- i or B-1) - your father's name should appear below 

date 5-31-19U 



k. 



Name Margaret /',''/'-' ■■' t • 
Place of birth Tiskawa, 111. 



Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of~c 



I Ppinoa 
h I rdren 



no a ton, 1 11 . 



-3^ 



Marital Si 



Occupatidh i • , ..ui . . l 
tatus Widow 



Name Howard Allen 
Place of bi rth 



Tiskavra. Ill 
Number of years of schooling 12" 
Res i dence Bradford, 111. 
Number of ch i Idren C 



lite 8-U-I917 



Occupation i-armer 
Marital Status Marriea 



Name 



Harild Allen 



Place of birth Tiskawa. Ill" 
Number of years of school ing 



Res i dence 

Number of chilciren 



g 12 



pkford. Til. 



date 8-10-1919 

Occupation manager 01 winnebago Service Co. 



Marital Status Married 



i 



Name wpblP^ H^n..,p1 
Place of b 1 rth 



^ . ^ — Ji^i 

Number of years of sch 
Res idence La^^O F^a. 
Number of children 1 



awa , 111, 

ool I ng 12 



"date 8-7 -1922 
S^ccupat ibrt 



Marital Status Widow 



Mar^'• Magnus en 



Name 

Place of birth Tiskawa. IllT 
Number of years of schooHng 12" 
Res i dence Tiskawa. 111. 
Number of chi Idren 1 



date 4-IA-I933 



_^__^_^__^ Occupation 
Marital Status MarrieT 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Jate 



Occupat ion 



Mari tal Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of ch i Idren 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



Name 

Place of bi rth " 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



date 

"5"ccupation 



Number of chi Idren 

Name 

Place of bi rth 



Mari tal Status 



Number of years of school ing 
Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupat ion 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years oi school inq 

Res i denc e 

Number of till I Iflmii 



date 



Occupation 
i^arital Status 



CHILDREN of C and D (or (-1 n-lU.,^,,. .1 1 

yot I. I, p l)-your mother's njnie should appear hclow 

" d.itr I2-8-I9I8 



r.', 1 , r .i^ T-aT Hi np Prior (;.l "l<i'ip ) 



««••>! dcncc Rockford, 111. 

Numhcr ol ch i Idren 5 



Name 

P I dco of hi rth 

Number of years of school inq 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren " 



3. Nane 

Place of bi rth 



Nunber of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of birth ' 

Number of years of' school Inq 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren " " 



Nanie 

Place of bi rth " 

Number of years o^ schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of cKi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth "^ ' 

Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren 



7. Name 

P lace of birth 



Number of year-, of schooling 

Res I dence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schrx)! Ing 

Res i dence 

Number of~cTiTTd7en 



Name 

Place rj h',rtU 

Number of /ears of schooling 

Residence 

Number of c h i Idren 



10. Name 

Place of birth 
Number <->f /i;;ir' 
Res i dence 



'\Wi I I rcj 



Number of cruldrr^n 



__^____^ Occupation 
Marital Status 



M"rr-;P|i_ 



HonspwH f ff 



date 

Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



date 



Occupat iOn 
Mari tal Status 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



Marital Status 



Occupation 



date 



____^__^ Occupation 
Marital Status 



_ date 

Occupat iOn 
Marital Status 




date 



_ ccupation 
MarTTaT Status 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



___^ Jccupation 
Mori t.il Status 



Your Father 



N^"^ I HTrn1ri.A1|lpn, 

If dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Rn^iKfnr^i, Til. 



Place of birth t.- .v.,.r. Tn 
Education (number of yearsj 



¥ 

;r of 

grade school q_ 



Date of bi rth 



e-;Q-;9i9 



high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 
1st Military 
2nd Farmer 



3rd Employee Farm Servl Bafees 



Dates Nn.r lQ/.-g lst_ 

Dates 2nd 

3rd_ 

'4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



4th ^Dates 

Religion Mdthosist 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. {^Republic 



Dates 
Ddtes 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your mother Princeton. 111. d ate 6-L-19LL 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 



Your Mother 

Name Geraldine Allen 
I f dead, date of death ~ 



Current Residence Rockford, 111. 



Place of b i rth a...^„ ttt 
Education (number or yeSrsJ 



Date of bl rth ic)_a_iqia 



grade school 8 

Occupation (s) 



high school 



vocational 



col lege 



1 s t worked in munitions Dates 

plant Wl-JII 
2nd Dates 



3rd 



Dates 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



l^yy[°\ Methnd^.t, ^, , , 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Bprmm-inan CAr-nic- 

Group Grace Methodist Church 

Place of marriage to your father Princeton. 111. ^ d ate 6-L-lQLL 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 

this page (F-2). 



E- 1 Stepfather 

Nane 

If dead, J.ue of death 



Place of birth^ ^Date of birth 

Education (number of years) ~~~~ 
grade school high schooi vocational college 



0ccupatlon(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

^th Dates '4 th Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Pol i t i cai" Parties, civil or soc i 3 1 clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



F-2 Stepmothe r 

Name 

i f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birlh_ 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational col lege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates_ 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd _Dates 

Re I I g I on 

Political party , cTvTT or soc i a I cTubs , sororities, etc. 



PI ace of marr i age to your father date 



CHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 



Name Janet A. Frey 

Place of birth Walnut. 111. 
Number of years of schooling 12 
Res i den ce Tawanda. 111. 
Number of ch i Idren i ~~ 



Date of birth 5-i7-i^y^5 



____^__^__^ Occupation 
Marital Status Married" 



Name J^arol Martin 

Place of birth V/alnut, 111. 



Number of years of schooling Masters degr ee EMH 

Res i dence Normal, 111. 

Number of chi Idren ~~ 



Date of birth 3-29-1947 



____^__^_^_ Occupation Spec. ED. Teacher 
Marital Status Divorced 



Name Larry Allen 

Place of bi rth Princeton, 111. 



Number of years of Schooling 12^ 
Residence Rockford, TTr. 



Number of children 



Name Kay Allen 
Place of bi rth Frii 



rinceton. 111. 
Number of years of schooling TJ" 
Res i den ce Rockford, 111. 
Number of ch i 1 dren 



Date of bi rth 4-A-1930 

Occupation Draftsmen 



Marital Status 



Single 



Date of birth 7-U-1951 

Occupat ion Plaque Control Asst/ 



Marital Status Single 



N^"^ Bvf pn, Allen 

Place of birth Princeton. 111. 



■ "''-'= ^' "' ' >-" rrinceton. iij 
Number of years of schooling £3" 



Res i dence Rockford. 111. 
Number of chi 1 dren 



Date of b i r th Q-8_iq55 



^ Occupation Student 
Marl tal Status Single 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of b i rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Number of ch i 1 dren 

Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 



Number of ch 1 Idren 



"5a"te of bi rth_ 
Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 



Occupat I on 



Marital Status 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and administrative 
rights,' to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

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■-irrri .'.l.lcn - . ? : I^. IP'-O 

' ccura Lion ; Fc.iT'.or 
:V-;;i(;'-^nc'o; ' r.-.'^u.-a, 111. 
V ,,i.j_ •,,•-; n;,-^'vu;;; v'-^i-ri il to "n-'v Alien 

"■:r:- 11-n- . •' ; I^. ^-''^^ 

Ocvm nat ' ov : '.'on.- -riiSo 

?.r.::±d ncn; T^r.-"'"o--n, 111. 

■■"-••rin'^s It'tiiG; "o-^r.iori t,o ^'irn;" A "Ion 
-,^^^,„ v'lcr - ". 11 -2'^-! ■^•'^•■'': i'.. 7_13-':i5;' 

CO'-, of '''iT-ar. ar.'-"; "rry A'leri 

Orcv.T^aoion; y.TnT 

"^.i^fjidence; Pr':.r'''orr'', 111. 
ol i t i '^ "1 J" '"- j't " ; T7 eni.ibl i c n n 

"loli'^ion; ;'ot odi".t. 



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■'-irriace States ;li!arr led to Bonnia Hay Allen 2. Hell Trf-oeks Allen 
Glrrence Hr.y- P, 2-9-1866-. D. 1-26-1951 

Ccc\ipation; Farmer 

Karriane Status; !' rried to V.-yy Hay 
V.ay I'Oy- P. 11-7-1367; D. 3-2-19'i-5 

Cccupation; iiouGcvriro 

l-:;irriar;e Status; Harried to Clarence Ila;/ - child Bonnie :Iny 
Po-nnie Hay Allen- P. lC-20-l''.90; D. 3-27-1935 



r.^.,y,;o, •:-',- ■X'l.^r. ro-'t, . 

:?/-.•-;; f!Qt-(--n ■ "-T-- ] "j-N''"^' , Til. 
o'i-'-.ir-'l nrt'.-; ''c^i!' lin n 

'■-.vri".~o ."jtntii;;: "irri'd to "/Ton 'l^^r - 5 cM'' 'i •■^n 

"nr::r.v-\-,, ''c:rv:', '-•-r.i'i, "'•■hi.:, ■•:■;■• 

'"•ccvrntTcr. ; Coo': 'n nin*"'n • ho--; Irjtc'ion 

ilo.iidnr.c^ ; ^'rirc r'-.on. 111. 

' o" i tic. "1 Prrt'.' ; "'.ornil ilic-n 

"/.rli-ion ; " 'of no i rA, 

"'""■ri-^.^'o St't";r;; ' 'i'"r-" • t:;ico - t'.'O cln^.^'-tors 

''(r.r^v€ •."lor - ^^ . '^-I'l-l'^r'; D. 

Cccupqtion - 7";rrier ."n.-: g-I'-v^-t-. for a fcrm i--lomont storo 

1.- Bradford, 111. 
RoGiclenoe - ri^T'^r^ord , 111. 
~olitic"l ' v:;rt."- "ion-ithlic'r-. 
leli^ion - '■''.-^t' or'ist 
^•prriaro ot-t-s: '"c^-riod to "'-Ion Allon (FoGtc ">- no c'-'ld.-n 

-•Erold Alio-- E. ?-: 0-1919: I^ • — — 

CVcu'-ntion : r'.onoiTl '■■'n^'ior of ^,:i! nonp-^o SeTvic^ Co. , "loc'rrord, 111. 
Ror,idrm. '.•-•; Roc''.:.'o,'di, Til. 
'olj.tir;! r'r.i't;-; iiopuVilJc n 
Roli'-ion; ''o'/ odiot 

"■•n-ria'^o 3t-jt\ir;; "'/irriod to 'V-r:ldino "rior A'.l'-n - :> c'^Ddren 
Janot, C:i 'M. Lnrr/, I'ay, Byron 



C'-'M- ti(^-- V-' V: '■■- ;;; i-- ••• .: ; ' rr;;!, 

'-> : i ,;oi-.ri._ y .!• ;r., 'l' , 

Ol n_t i c A. t\V I ' : ''.r;p\;, -1 ;i r-- • , 

• clJ :.lo: ; "el.'^o, ; i :;!-, 
" ,fr\ -,■;•- Dl.-t'c;: ■■'ido-; O;:- -- In' iV" 

"'nr-' .VP "'• T- /;on - 'H. .'i_1 'i-l'i^-] . v.. 

■"cvvr atJo:-; 'io'K^rTifo 

;(o-;idonc-; Tirknwi, 111. 

"'clitic;"l rr.rt.7; IlifAiblic-'m 

T-:oli;^ion; "'oti.'C ' •;b 

".'.'i-rig-jo "-latus: "■orrio--' to "'.p-:-:r - 1 C'lil-i 

"other's "^i ' ; 

laul ■■■rtlr- :■'. n-^_1'^</;.: P. 1933 

rr-.cnpntion; FaiTr.or 

"(.•^sidence: Sh';^"iield, HI. 

r?"i'ri5r;e 3t'b"n; "arrioci to '"n -a uirssn 
^>'i';^ ..Ins^n "■-n'ti;^- ■" . 3-'-r"-7t: D. 19't-3 

r mi on t ion; :''0'isewifo 

"esidence; S'^eff iold, 111. 

I'arrianie Status; ! Carried to Pa\il - dav.r;hter Ii^mma 
■■'ohn 'rior- B. 3-fi-1851; D. /i-^'J-lOl^ 

Occupation; Farmer 

Residence; 1. "Cm^land 

2. V/ynnet, HI. 



.'V rt 'rior con't, . 

Rel i rtion : ' ' -'t/ : od i st 

"-rri-T^o 1t,"t'in; "a^'i-ie''' to "/lil" ' "ood 
•"■-il •• ■■'ood rior--. lO-n"-!'"'!-!''': i). 1] -Z''-V:^03 

Orc\ip<Ttion ; "o-iso-.:t Pfj 

r.'.jridnnco; 'Vnnet, "TLl . 

"nrria^e Status; I'arricd to ,'ohr\ 'I'ior - son Lee Trior 
Lc9 .'riov- r. (^-'^-1C9'"'; D. 

C'ccu;iation- Farmer (nov: retired) 

Residence; Sheffield, HI. 

Political Pai't/; Republican 

Roliriion; "'et'odist 

I'arriarie Stat\is; Tn'Ticd to ■'>riina ''artin 
-^ryr, "artin Trior- "'. .?_13-1"'^: D. 2-19-197^ 

Oc cur-at ion : ^^ou c owif e 

Rosid'^nno: Sheffield, 111. 

Tolitical Ra^'tj: Remfnlic'r: 

Rol i^-io- : ''othodisL 

"■.•:i'T'ia^"'o Str-ti'5: "arri^d to 1 no "■■■io" - 1 da'ir'-ter (Goi\'ldino) 
Grr-ldi e -r'.^i- \ll-n- ■^. l'"'-"'-]'U9: n 

Cccunation; '■oi-;s.-^-,::f e 

'.vosidencn; ^^oclford. Til. 
olitJcal TarL:,': Re;n;blio,'n 

Relif'ion ; : 'etho; ' iot 



••...-,;.,, -J-, -i. ...j .,.^. ••. -,.p^,,.? iy, ■■■■-,-f>l,] V!.1 ,-■;•, - 5 c-i''!!"-. 
■''rmnt, "nrnl , ' .'ri-.-, "■■iv, r;-^o!->. 

•■Lo^'idonc^; '^.-'vin i'l , Til. 

-n" L-Lic'l "';!rt": '"onublic-'n 

"". .1 i :ion ; : 'ethoc 1 i,r.t 

''"rri-1-^o 3trtti.n; ':arricc' to Gli:'rord Fro:/ - 1 child 
Carol .Ml-r " .ri:.in- P. 3-?o_-i o'ty; d. 

Occupation; Spec. ^.d. Teacher 

lecidonce; ncr.nnl, 111, 

Political Part"'; Iiidopendent 

Relir;ion; ^'cthodist 

■"ai'riaf^e Status; Divorced - no children 
Terr- Allen- T' . 'xJ^-l '^50; P 

OccT-oation; Pr3^tG"Tir- 

aesli'cnce; Poc'^'ord, 111. 

^oliticpl '"arty: Independent 

Pol i ,n;ion ; ' '--^thod is t 

"^arria'^e Status; Single 
Psy A'len - P. "-l'i-1951: i'. 



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;M,-. ni'; Con ;.(••: 1 .'..; :i..'I-nt ."or Dr. D.'in 

":^,-it' nc.i; ";oc;' ■" •■;, n.i. 

■\.^;;tic-l ■?-!/-; ''-i^'?- -tv^cnl. 
"^ .-^1 ;l ;'ir.n ; " oiJ i''' ' V " I'. 

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'ccurrtion: "b." -nt at 'r.^-^ 7"T1o-- C- 'Hn-o, Rof:! 
Jni^.i '.:or for /OC":"o;"ci 1 cnr:'' of '■"ciucah 
"•.'o:=id'\;nC'"! : "'.r'"' - "or>d , Til, 
'oliticrl "art"; ^e""Ocr-t 
'loli-iori: rone 
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1. 



T")C Mlon '■'.•■nil;' n.-'n liv^'l in and nrr\',;-;d ''r':'i''orn ar:d Ti3k,-.v:n, n.l. 
"vo". for ovr* 1''0 "c.r:;. "ii'-n Al.on vr-:r; -^ ti'n-.nt f-rpier for I'lan,/ yyro, 
"r. n.v-.-r o-..Tio>i hij o.m Tari'i :;o taercforo ho h;\'\ no f=rii! to leavo to hiG 
Gon V'/i'on '.ID.r.n. vhis made thin -g dircicult for „n'on Allan, a Ghort 

G^.oc' n, but finding; rnotliei" tcn-.i.t r,- 1".- jiGt ouI:GiuO of "i\ diford, ''^ron 

■.;r.G r.bl.; Lo !-,r,':o Iv'.G uifi; rouni-,- "ai'* 'v'l'f^n and rorin.l ; r-aisod five childi-jn 
On t'-.oi"' ram vrbich didn't rociove cloctri -itr till aft'U' 1930. Ryron rulod 
hi;; fainil;' v:ith Gtrict but fair liand, -o later oani-nl the niclaia-'ic of " "osoy" 
wMc'.i was p;iven to him by a hireil-'nand, T'.ro yoai'G aft-'.r the birth of t-:cir last 
child ^onnio died leaving; 'l^^yron with hJG family. Shortly e"ter '^onnio died the 
"auGband of "ell~^?i'oeics also died. P:,i-'on and "'ell rot tof^ether and soon after 
t'-ev married, '^ yron siirvied the den>reGsiC'n prett;'' '^cod. "e stayed on hiG farm - 

^•.ad pi^t his c'^ildren throufh hia:hschool. 'lis two sons "^'arold and "o"; ,rd 
st'-'ed on t'^e farm to help vrit': the vrork. Altho T;h thenffwas alot of farm \:or\: to b 
'^:Onn "'":'"old 'nam 'ed to r:et av.-ay and do zo'.e e:rtra -.jork on the nei'j" borin^ 
ro'ds a'-;d b:'idr-orj in an effort to re":ila''e t"ie dirt road that t>-,ey ^ ri-od on. 

~.r. ' ov. of J 9't-3 harold ore of fyron's sons ^.'ont into the "lariner-. "aile 
'"•■a l;.^-!Ve fi'o ' t'^e "arin'-'G "ai*<^ll married '""reraldine ^~rior dar'f'vher oC hee and 
'"Irrna " "'o:.'" o" 3'"^"field-"uda ai'ea. C^ao ye.".'" laber harold r^na ■lora''.." '" le h. d a 
'■'•ill"' l-,!n' vjh !. -h the.j^ na- 'h1 Jan->t Arlone. 

'V :^-ald ■;■ .^, '.'ai'old's \:ifo, cam.o fro a Ion;* line of "•]n';;liGhncn. "'cr ;:rand- 
"ath- !• 'oh:-. i-iiv' car'o over fro ' "?,) :l':i'id .in the la.l:.c I.^TOO's to soI', 'i; a f-i':i. 
"^""he attract: on of a bc;ttcr li'^e is ap:)ai'onL\-r vrh.at brourlit Jo]m ov. ,■• to t'lo 
'Tii'":-^,'" .';tat •■, John ma-rried "•'.'iiily "'ood of th:e Gh.cf.ricld area anc] th."- G^-t 



u ' n r •■) :':--:rA: ovA:" I'.^n ■•^" 'yr.n^t, 11'. rj.-c •'vl^^-' y:o.:^-:(^ :• y.ori ' ,' 
•'," j n- • <"•■■ '■■''?. v'r-r, ' .-^ --• - '; ; '-i m r, n y o" ;i^'- ";-t:: •' 

c'-^"-c' •■. ';ir-G 'Ion:- 'i'v '^ii. r-.o frf t'- !:;o v-;- "hr ■- -':,v--nir.-" , 
T -lO ":;■; : -fla' " or:; ---hr~ '■ I'" , "- ■;":: 'il..;:i.'r; -yblin'' i r'^u t'1"i-;- 

! '; •>••:.■:; •■nnrricci Lo '>'■''.•'! ".■'rti"j o" '."v "t^i--" I 5 n l^l'' .■',•, -i. -■ 

"■'■ t''0(j ' ~ !; '''~"]'C': O" "' ■■ :■ I , Til, m',,,.^ ,-,..^. ,,^ •.^,,,-.^...^:.,p^.^ .•,.,, -"n;.', 

<.^::.si.."' o" -;ho-r"l.-l--', :U. In t';- :-«?r m? I'-o and ^' nn hnd -^ 
■■■.-1 T :" on i.'-.o;'' na'".od Ooraldine Trior. "'i'-:vnl'lino vrns ne"^r b"'. ■':.": •rocl 
•■.■;i i."-; -' . " 1 .'Obh-^rs or si3t-;rs. T'l'-S mare thin:^.3 quito a bit h';r^;'':;r 
for lio" lor.vi!";:~; nor -rith all tb.e c:d;ra c"".oreG of rr.aVcin;- lintt--;r and 
r;'.an,v of tno other th'.a;jG ttiat ro alon;:; with running; both a daiiv 
and crop f'-rm. Goraldi:ae had nanr nedical pro'.l^ras when she was 
younr. This inado farni;-l^- cvon -nei^e harder for Log and Einraa. 
'..'ell Lee never did fjet over his ''liOi'Ge-tradin''*" characteristic 
whichi bcpan to show up in his sellin^^ of farms frequently. 
Credit \ias so easj to obtain in the I9'^0's that an;,^bod;j^ wanting 
to sell or buy sornethinf^ had no trouble arranf^inft the ti-ansac- 
ti'"'n. This is hovr Lee and Kmnia, lik-- man:'- other people of that 
c-'n ', lost almost over/ thin<T they had. Just before the depression 
hit Lee sold a farm he had for a bi":r;er one. ]'e went and r;ot ere 'it 
to pi-rchase a 1^'5 acre farm ir f'^e She":"ield area. They moved to 
the farm and within a couple years t'e depression >iit and hit hard. 



:"ric«5 writ dCTm on f.-^rn products ?ind it :::\s ntjtting vor. ■' hard 
To:- ;m:,-c:-c to soil vr'.-'t f-,r;:/ ;re'i.' rt f'n.7 ''i^-d of '! profit. So 
'■CO soil.' ''lis f-.i'in at a dofin'tr; Iocs. '.ft'T to'-i.-.li^'rnrr-'lrr: foi- 
- "(-.TT -"o^i-j >.Q ';,-i.- pIj"!..^ -'oo ~ot bnc!^ on It'.s T ^nt onovi 'h to by 
rr.ot'^cr ".".-■ i. Then in L7'i'; lT.-a"i Jin'^ rnnrried a I'arinc cavr;ont by 
!■;-,, n-- -, or 'larold All ;n. 

".-■i-ol! and O'-^ra"'.!' I "o -ii'.-^/od to arir; "sl^nd, ""ioiifi CT'-olina , 
a't'-'r '"IT i:r\s ov'T b-^r- .--^ -^hat "ns •■T'T^re ''rn'ol'l wa.'j 3'. '.ic' r-^^i-^ 
'"•~^n "■ ■i~'1 's disc'^ni':"; "-"C" tbo "'Tinor. "'o rinrl ?;':rrldnno r'v -' "'.o 
Vir.Cf, '.on , Til., w'-ore t.'^o" livvj on a f / rn and '-''rol-; vorbrd --_: 
: ' Irr^.^-'^nd, T'-.o" a-f] ta-air f Jrat V>,b.-, Janet, and '..'it' i.a r, 
'aar t v '^.-d aio "ed ho '.'•-anet, 111., and "aad their se''cn:l C;'i~d, 
C-v^l, "'arold j_;oi a iob as a Tual oil tmc'-: di''iver for ' nraa:; 
'Vav't - ■jaii''ica Co. .\s t" oir laa.ily Gtartnd to r,ro-,! ''arol'l and 
Gorald.iao decided to nove to a bi'';,;-ar honac in 'rinceton, ni. 
In 19:''" r. thii'd child -.;aa bom to th-^ta, Thi.a one Has a bey 
i;bichi thoy na"iad Larry ;^rao A lea, 

Kg:, bul: a year aft':r i-hc birth, o.'" T-irry th.o;,' had anot"';er child 
va-icb t" cr' na^aed I.ay ''ariG Allan, 'rail the nooae :-;a3 r;v.a;i-tl— : 
to aob " little cro'jdv'd r.o tl'<r/ d-aci'.lod lo convert a bach p.a:i'eh, 
into a b'':drooTri, 

'''"•■«■ years lat'a' in 1'^5'j '':iroli and Inaaldina; ha'l ; nothcr chiild 
"hich, th(=;' na-^^od '"a-on h-:ro- hll-n. ' '.i this ti-^-.o TTarM > rcc' i ' d 
a .'iob of Tor as a sales'^anater in "^oc'-ford, HI. ha tool: t'-.o 



^ ■■';;. i!-.' ■ '1 1 3t":'in ' '■■'i.t'- V'" 3:y:: CO' rr ' but ^'•!'-i"': to r.o ■.: rv.r- "1. ■ vo 
• :.l t -■'• rL'inn'l;; -nd :• r^hiv.-;;:; '.o'-i;r". Thic :;r.:3 tho fj.--t t:l -; 
: nv r"-'Liv-;;^ hrn n"'V.-; ' this "ax* ';\".". "'^in pcV.ion ro<^' "vnd r-i d 
• ■■, -c'..' ■ ■ ": ''^'0•- '.'!)■■•■ ro"'- ii' '"''■'\i o" ' •I'c''.' ::nrl ' ) :fnl'" ivv; , 'nh f-'".;: ;] '.o 
'■ <.^1 ro. ;:;■;■-■■:-! t'lO;' ^■■!vh /vio v1 ; ivi i;f-/.^(l ;'ir.~jr7. 

:'3i"> t-h^.v mov'.vi to {oc'i-'of''! in ]?5''''' 'Jnil oot tu^ bone:!: ^o dn • r\: 
1 1 '"'• y^cy -.l ..vo. TVioy l:b,"^ ! tl-""i'^ "or '1 TonrG nnd trion riovod l.o 
'"TO"; (;i ;iv- ont "t. iriiovo t';o" "r-' cm i ■!•'.;". i^l^r r'v;T(lin-';, 

'^'" 'o ":.•■' 'ri'K'or' hnvo I, ''• on '"I' C'"? ;':.'t.;i^ tl^";,' "ovocl to '"'oir 
'^T .-^.^ -p,--t rr'!ni-Q3;;, {"v..> -.;,T3 t'lolv 't"." ' hor r..'>.j'ol Tj'io wa3 m^rri";':' 
jr: ;uj'-":-t o"^ 19''^'''>. T'-.orc? irns n nl-; -.:-.:,• 'in I ■; but t'^o only l.r.-di lions 
t"""t - ' :; in t'O fero'"or.;* ■'■rore tb.-j vo'rs nnn t";' c "fo^-t th.it t""'^ ''':;'"'iLnr* 
',; s ir- • c'^iirc"', Trr-'ilion ir, rot roy.-;od on t'^.o bri'ie cnr} r-roo-'-' "nit 
it ^3 .'yon-l" s" " -est '.■^•' . Tr.n sn'-orx'i -rof.'-lir- '.ras J;mTt's r.^rrlayo 
to Gl.' ■ 'orri "^re" of ;>r 'honic' , Til. ?,-::-iitin-.i i-ras C'^i'ricd out in 
f is V.' >":'irc:'. T'TD roc^'-tion '.ras oven bolt in tlie cbur<^b b,?,;;';">'nt. 

5'i.-co the wer.Vlin;-3 Crirol b.".G ^';oLt'3n n divorco ind Jnnot b.C'.G 
bi-o^r^'' C; "i-anddau;;"ntci' into tno A 'Ion .laf^ily. 

Ti J^fo are only t::o -joylo tbiat car, ny.-: c — 'i-y oii tbo -Vllon 
nr-iic. 'i'ViO-io tvro pooi.d.-.-! .-.yc L-^riy -.-rbo is 2h- ynfa-s old r;nd tnll:.'? 
of nor, mninvinf^ and P^-Ton who in 13 anrl pl:.n:- on iinrbbin^ 
collo":'- bo'^oro ho ovoi" ii'wv^. 



ANDERSON, COLIN LEE, 19^3- 



USt IMK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
..,HILY HISTORY 

)ear CoMtriljiitor to the Week Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studymq 
iiinerican families, we ore asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
few mintues, .md will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
iccess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



- ***,V,'rAy,*Ayt**Ai',-.V-.\Afti'-ft**^'':-.V.': '. 

A OFFICE USE CODE 

I . Your n.imc Anderson, Colin Lee * 

Date of foni; zi ^;^ ' 7ZZ " ^'^ * - 

23, November, 1974 ■;< 

'/. Y'.ur (,oii<!qc: Hock Val I cy [.o liege Co 1 __' 

IToHToFJ*, Illinois '■■ 

* * * * * )\ /.- A A A A A A A .\ A A A A A :', A -'. A ■. A A , 

3. Clujck the earliest date for which you have been able to soy things about your family in 
your paper. 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

""X 1850-1900 1900 or later 

A. Please check all regions of the United States In which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived. 

New England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) Middle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna., N.J., Va.) 

^South Atlantic (Ga., Fla., N.C., TTcT) ^East South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala. .Tenn, K 

West South Centrsl (Ark., N.H., Tex., OTTTTx^East North Central (Mich. Ohio, Ino. 

^Paclfic (Cal., Wosh^ (Hawaii, Alaska) 1^1- "^^'^ 



"ir~l>laln8 (ND,SD,Neb.,KanT7rowa, m) 
S. Please check all occupational categories In which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in tKTs paper have found themselves. 

X Farming Mining ^Shopkeeplng or small business 

^Transportation ^Big Business Manufacturing 

Professions x Industrial labor ^Other 



6. Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discus^e 
In this paper have belonged. 

^Roman Catholic ^Jewish Presbyterian ^Methodist 

^Baptist Episcopalian Congregational _x Lutheran 

Quaker ^Mormon O ther Protestant ^Other 



7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed In your paper? 

Blacks ^Indians .M exicans ^Puerto Ricans — — 

Jews X C entral Europeans i tal lans ^Slavs 

Irish British Native Americans over several generations 

E ast Asian O ther , 

8. What sources did you use In compiling your family history? 

X Interviews with other ^Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

fami ly members 

X Vital Records _X ^Land Records ^The U.S. Census 

Photographs Maps X O ther (Obituaries) 



I. FAHI LY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Nam e Anderson, Andrew B. Currant Res I dence Decea sed 

If dead, dato oT' death 19 18 

Place of birth Lee County, Illinois Date of Birth 1881 



Education (number of years): 
grade school 6 high school ^^ vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 1881 tc 

1st Farme r «______ Dates 1893-1918 I st Lee County, Illinois Dates 1887. 

1887 tc 
2nd Dates 2nd Lake Preston, S.D. Dates 1907 

1907 tc 
3rd ; Detea 3rd Tuttle, N.D. Dates 1918 

'ith Dates '4th Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on Lutheran 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Unknown 



Place of Harrlage to your grand.-BOther ^^^^ Preston, S. Dakota ^^^^ May, 1904 



NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-l) 

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 



Name B oe mdollen, Anna (Olson) Current Residence Deceased 

If dead, date of death 3, JulyT 1962 



Place of birth Lake Preston, S. Dakota Date of birth 6, July, 1886 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 6 high school vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) till 

1 s t Housewife Dates till 19 1 8 s t Lake Preston, S.D. Da tes 1907 

1907 - 
2nd Domestic Dates I9l8-I9 5]2nd Tuttle, X. Dakota Dates 191 9 

■ " 1919 - 

3r d Retired «.._^ Dates 1951-19 62rd Lake Preston, S.D. D ates 1955 

'«th Dates 4th ^ Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on Lutheran 



< Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Republican Party, 

Church Groups 

Place of marriage to your g''a"o'^atho r_Lake_Preston,. sTd"^ DA^i T^May, l''50^"~ ~ 
°^^' i^ar^^ta^SP.^fh'J^Ea£2'S?"='tll^? pE^i^tA-^)^ ''^«^P'^^^«'' °'' another relative give 



3. 



Grnndfalher (your mother's side) 

Name Burg, Peter Current Residence Deceased 



If dead, date of death I91i 



Place of birth Unkno^vTi 
Educetion (number of years) : 
grade school ? high school 

Occupat lon(s) 

1st Unknovn D ates 

2nd 

3rd 



Date of bl rth 



1887 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) Till 

1st Chicago, Illinois Dates 1918 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



_2nd_ 
kth 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Re I I g i on Unknovm 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc« Unkno\vTi 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



Ifs te 



Unknown 
Note: If your mother was raised by a'?m|yi ^l!!lLr Of L ' HOm^r fd l ycive ( Tgrg^e \Bf- 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Hanson, Mabel 

I f dead, date or death \Q18 



Current Residence Deceased 



Place of birth Unkno\vTi 
Education (number of years) 
grade school ? high school 

Occupatlon(s) 

1st Unknovm D ates 

2nd 



Date of birth 



18 89 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving horns) Till 
Ist Chicago, Illinois Dates 1918 



3rd 



Dates^ 
Dfites 



2nd 



3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



l^ellglon Lutheran 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. ^Unknown 



^lace of narriage to your grsnotsthe r Unknown ' ' d ate 

Note: If your mother vvas raised by a 5tcprr>oth3r or anotner rAiarl>'<» (>o *s- "^^ 
5,Ivc t.S»C wake on tne oacK or this page (D-2) 






r 

.a 



-I .1 epgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

N.jine Rinqheim, Andrews Current Residence Deceased 

I f dood, (laip of dp..ith 10, October, 1953 



I'll"- "I l<i I III Voss f Norvav D.ilc oT lil i tli 1866 

I >lii( .1 1 I nil (iiiiiiiTiT^r (77 yci r '. ) 
i|f.i(li' -.(liool 2 liicjii school vocolioniii collnn' 



Octwpntion(«i) • ' PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

Till - (after leaving home) 1901 - 

Isl Farmer Dates 1937 1st Newark. Illinois Dates 1 912 

1937 - 1912 - 

2nd Re tired Dates 1953 2nd Brookings . S. Dakota P ^^^s 1914 

^ — L»i 1914 - 

3rd ^Dates 3rd LeRoy To^jnship, 111. D ates 1935 

1935 - 
l(th ^Dates ^th Capron, Illinois Dates 1938 

Re I i g i on Lutheran 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Republican 

Place of marriage to your grandmother LeRby To^^^•nship, McHonrv d ate 1901 

County, Illinois 

•? Stcpfjr.indmolhcr (your mother's side) 



Nome Schulestad, Anna Current Residence Deceased 

If dcjd, d.-jtc of death 1, September, 1938 

Pl.icv. of hirth Voss, Norway Date of birth i, December. 1877 

Education (number of years) 
grade school ? high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

-pj^j^Q^ _ (after leaving home) 1901 -- 

''■■t Housewife Dates 1938 1st Nev.-ark, Illinois Dates 1^1^ 

.. ^g^2 .. 

2nd ^Dates 2n d Brookings, S. Dakota Dates 191< 

1914 - 
3rd Dates 3rd LeRoy Tovmship, 111. Dates 1935 

Religion Lutheran Capron, Illinois 1935-1938 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. None other than church 

Place of marriage to your grandfathe r LeRoy To'.-mship. Illinois bate 1901 



cmmtM or A & B ^or A-l or B-U ' your father's nan« should appear below 

N a fT>e Anderson A rnt Oliver 

J';^'^~°r^'^"-i^^^P^?.^§ton^S^^ dete_3,^,ovGmbe 

Number of years of r,cnoollng 8 "-'^*°'''''— Occui^atTSll 

Res I denceJ^arvard_j_IjjJno*iT;~T^ Married 
Number of cTiTTor^ 3 boys^Thr'ee) 



Farmer 



Name Ander so n (Mord_t ) Mar^ 
Place of b! rFh Lake Preston'7^ 
Number of years or~3chooiTn 
ResidenceBelvidere, 111." 
Number of"cKTTc!ren '"TTIPour 



.-.DglS gta. c ^-^o 2, March , 190 5 



OccupatlC:^ Housewife 

J-iarital Ststua Widow~ — — — — 



>:ari>e_^Anders_on_,__Gilb ert 

piacrTrTi7rh_Tut±]^^£;N^th]D^^ ^^^^ 

Number of years of ocnoolinn W"^"^""''^ (^-^c-nr^ftisn t- - t — 

Residence Melborne, Ark;--'^'^^^^-''^'^-".^-^ • -^^ 



Number of cr 



''M^r 



bCfitUS 



21_,, September 

nOfTFarr 

Married 



1909 



Name Ander son^^^eter__R^^^___^ 

P lace of bl7th_Tut±Le4Nqrth_ptK^ 
Number of years or schooTTng 8^ " 
Res I dence_sUcM ta ,_^nsar"~'n-:^£s 
Number of chMdron 7 (s'eve n'P' 

Name Anderson, (Oliver) Jennie 
P 1 ace~or ^'^'■'--JJi^tJ^_]^No£th_Dakota 
Number of yea r s ' 'of TcnooT-* r. ci ^' 14 



/3tQ_4^Apj:il. 1911 
U c c up a 1 1 Oil Construction 
i>tatus Married 



date 



)ril, 1913 



D-„ij o ^ r, ~..»-=-^.-«™™«,.,,.«^ f^c-'-ipst son Teacher - Housev/ife 

Residence Canton, S. Dakota TrrftarTrstua " 

umber of children 4 (Four^ 



Married 



Nan>s_An.^e£^2IL,_^J.^gj;:;L 

Number of years ov scsooHna 8 ^^^ccupaticn 

Residence Lake Preston. S^D^FT"""""^ 
Number of~cFrr 



iris&l §tatus 



Caroenter 
Married 



Name And erson, ( Whorto n) Annie 
^ ' ^ ce of^ ^''■^'iJ£utJXe2^rth_Da kotT 
Number of years of schooITrT^ 12JfearT 

Resldonca Melborne, Ark^; "^ 

Number of'"cFTT?rcn 5 (Fivef 



Name 

Place of bl rtliT 

Nurr^jer of year's oV 'scrrooTTng' 

Residence 

Number of chTRren" 



^-^^Q ^27 j^_ Dec ember, 19 1 7 

Occupbt J Oil Housewife 

:» tat»8 MarrTed " — — — — 



dste 



Cccupatf6n 
K^rTtal Status 



Name 

Place "of birth '" 

Number of years or"T^ooTTng" 

Residence 

Number of chl MrcrT" 



0. Name 

Place of birth" 



HLmber of ye a rr^TcToo H ho 

Residence 

Number of" 






btstus 



d-jie 



^TTiTTTretus 



(MILUKtN .,1 (. and D (or (.-I, D-l)-your mother's nonic should oppcor helow 

"•'"" -.Ber^> Alic e Ruth 

n'".'" "'^'"'"'-Chicago Illinois .i.Ur 5. n^^ch. 1Q14 

,, Harvard, Illinois Marital Status Married 

NuiMl.rr ol (liMdron 3 ( Threel — ■- " " 



N.iin.- Berg. Irene 

I' I... -of iM.tTi ~ 



' '"■ "''"'"' Chicaoo, Illinois date Unknown 

,""'"■' "' y-'"'' "' schooling Unknov.-n UccuoaTT^ n nk novh 

M...,,k.n,.e Unkno^m Marital Status Unknown 

Niirnber of children Unknovm ■ 



3. N.iuk: 

f' loco of IjI rth 



Number of years of schooling fTccupalT^ 

Residence LJ-_l^,i c* ► 

t, , r — rxn — — — Marital Status 

Number of children ■ ■ - 



h. No™- 

Pl.iM- <A l)ir(l 



Niiiiibrr of chl Idren 

6. N^lKK 

P 1 .ice of b! rth 



9. Name 

Place of bi rth 



10. Name^ 

Place of bi rth 



N.imbc-, of years ot schooling Occupation 

u . , T . V r- Marital Status^ 

Number of children ^— ^— — -^-— — 



Name 

Piacf- of hirth — ^^^^ 

Number of ye.irs of school inq flccunaTT^ 

l*"' ' '^^"^^ , , ^^arltal Statu. 



Number of years of schooling Oc^patloT 

;'"\"^*="^^ „ Marital Status ; 

Number of chi Idren ■ 



7. Name 

Place of bi rth dat& 

NumbPr of years o\ schooling OccupiTTC;; 

Residence u,^, » , c .. > ' 

u . , — I , . , I ————————_______ Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 

8. Name 
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Your Father 



Name Anderson, Arnt Oliver 

I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence Harvard, Illinois 



Place of birth Lake Preston, S. Dakota 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school 

Occupat lon(s) 

1st Farmer 



Date of birth 3 November 1907 



vocationfil 



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Dates 1918-1957 

State of Illinois 19?7^r5"FB~™ 



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1st Lake Preston, S .' Dak . Dates Till-1929 



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Place of marriage to your motner ^_aprpn7°Trrinoi"s^^_ ^ / ^^^ 2 July 193 6 

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Your Mother 



Name Berg, A lice_Ruth 
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Current Residence Harvard, Illinois 



Place of birth Chicago, Illinois 
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high school 



Date of birth 5 March 1914 
vocational col lege 



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Dates_i^6;-1974 l?-t _Capron,_ Boone County Dates 1918-1936 



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~PaTe of birth 14 October 1943 



Name Anderson, Colin Lee 

P 1 a ce of birth_ Harvard,_1 11 i riol s 

Number of years ot school i ng 



14 



Res i dence Loves Park , lllinoi_s_ 
Number of chndris'n 2 (Two) 



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Nan)e Anderson, Paul Arnet 

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C:te of birth 21 December 1938 
Occupat iort ^i-Gas Company 



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Name Anderson, Dean A . 

Place of birth lTarvard ™illinoiT 



Number of years ot S(;hooling 19 

Res i dence Sp r ingfiel d, iTTlnoTs] 
Number of children 3 ("rhreel 



_^Date of birth 27 July 1937 

Occuoation Social Worker 



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Arnt 0. Anderson 



olin Lee Ande rson 
iin 14 October 1943 
rried 24 July 1971 
ed 



Father 

B 3 November 1907 
M 20 July 1935 
D 



Alice R. Berg 



Mother 

B 5 March 1914 
M 20 July 1936 
D 



Peder Anderson 
* Great grandfather 



Andrew B . Apderson : 



Grandfather 



1881 
May 1904 
1918 



1841 
Unknown 
1913 Winter 



_Irigaborg Lee „_ 
Great grandmother 



1845 
1915-1920 



(Olson) 
Anna Boerndollen 
Grandmother 



6 July 1886 
3 July 1962 



Peter Burg 



Grandfather 
B 1887 
M Unknown 
D 



1918 



Mabel Hanson 



Grandmother 

B 1889 - 
D 1918 



(Olson) 
Arnie Boemdolleru. 



1883 



Louise Stenson 



1867 



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Hans Hanson 



B Unknown 
f4 Unknown 
D 



1940 



SOURCES OF INFORMATION 



1 . Interview Arnt . Anderson 

2. Interview Alice 0. Anderson 

3 . Interview Rosella Jurgens 

4. Morgage Papers Interstate Securities Co. 

28 January 1914 Minneapolis, Minnesota 

5. Morgage Note Tuttle State Bank 

1 October 1917 Tuttle, Kidder County 

North Dakota 

6 . Promissory Note To Brick & Gust Anderson 

6 March 1912 By Farmers & Merchants Bank 

Hurdsfield, North Dakota 

7. Church Records North Preston Lutheran Churc} 

Lake Preston, South Dakota 

8. Records of Births State Of Illinois 

9 . Obituaries Of Andrew Rinqheim 

Of Anna Ringheim 
Of Anna Anderson 



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Peder B. Anderson 
My Great-Grandfather 

Peder was born in the rural community of Voss, Norway in 1841. 
Voss is a very small town located on the west coast of Norway near 
the city of Berger. 

This area produced such things as barley and hay. I have been 
told that they were placed on tall poles to dry. This was done to 
keep it away from animals and because of the climate. 

Sheep and cattle were also raised in this area. They would be 
taken up in the hills to graze every spring. This was the job of the 
younger boys. Peder was of a farm family as were the majority of the 
people in this area. 

It is not kno^vTi if Peder had any formal schooling during his 
youth. In Norway during this tim.e the education was handled by the 
church or in the home by the parents. 

Children learned to ski and ice skate at an early age and this 
was a main form of recreation. A lot fishing was done (mostly Sardines) 
both for food and fun. 

Peder had relatives already in the United States. He had a 
older brother in New York and a sister in Montana. Upon hearing 
from them as to the great 'new c ntry, he decided to also make the trip. 

Peder arrived in the United States atound 1861 after a long boat 
trip. All the food for the boat trip had to be brought by the passen- 
gers. This food was normally transported in handmade round wooden 
barrels. 

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The ship he sailed on went by water directly to Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin. Upon arrival in Milwaukee the passengers purchased wagons 
and supplies and headed west angling towards the south. 

Peder first settled in the area of Aurora, Illinois in Lee County, 
It is not known how long he stayed in this area or how much, if any, 
land he had. Life must have looked more promising elsewhere because 
he left Lee County, Illinois to homestead at Lake Preston, Kingsbury 
County, South Dakota. 

Peder arrived in the area of Lake Preston in 1879 and was en- 
gaged in farming the rest of his life. 



Ingaborg Lee 
My Great^Grandmother 

Ingaborg was also born in Voss, Norway in about 1845. At a 
very young age both of her parents died from the plague, which had 
swept through Europe. 

She was then raised by neighbors who were Peder Andersons parents, 
Peder and Ingaborg were raised almost as sister and brother. 

Peder and Ingaborg came to the United States together but it 
is not known if they were married in the United States or in Norway. 



Peder and Ingaborg Anderson 
Their Life Together 

After briefly settling in Lee County, Illinois near Aurora, 
they moved vest to Lake Preston, South Dakota. (Kingsbury County) 

At that time, homesteaders were only allowed to settle on 80 
acres of land. To get more land, most families got two homesteads 
next to each other. Then they would put one in the husband's name 
and the other in the wife's name. This gave my grandparents a total 
of 160 acres to clear and farm. 

During these years on the homestead, there was not much of a 
social life. Transportation was slow due to the fact that there were 
very few roads. To get around you had to walk or use a horse. The 
main gathering would be on Sundays for church services. There was 
no church building yet, so the people met in each other's homes. 

As a result of there marriage, Peder and Ingaborg had seven 
children. There names are as follows: Joseph, Leander, Bertha, 
Lisse, Anna, and my Grandfather Andrew B. Anderson. There was also 
a unnamed girl that died at birth. :* 

Peder and Ingaborg spent the rest of their lives in Lake Preston 
on their homestead. 

Peder passed away during the winter of 1913 of natural causes. 
Ingaborg lived a few years more, living with several of her grown 
children. 



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Arnie Olson 
Arnie Olson Boe 
Arnie Olson Boemdollen 

My Great-Grandfather 



You will notice that my great-grandfather has three names. 
This was explained to me by my father as follows: The name Boemdollen 
was the name of the family farm in Norway and was used as the last 
name of the family. Upon migrating to the United States, Arnie shorten 
his last name to just Boe. After several years in this country, Arnie 
dropped the name of Boe and from then on used the name of Olson. 

Arnie came to this country by ship in 1870 or 1871. He traveled 
directly to Lake Preston where he settled. 

He used to tell how friends of his from Norway were taken off 
the arriving ships in New York and forced to join the army. This 
took place during Civil War. My great-grandfather luckily arrived 
just after the war. 

Back in Norway the Boemdollen farm was located not far from 
the Anderson farm. However, to get from one to the other, the people 
had to cross a moutain which took about 3 days. The trip could also 
be made by boat, but this was considered somewhat dangerous. 

Arnie v;as engaged in farming his entire life in the United 
States. 

Arnie met his future wife after she moved to Oldham, South Dakota 
which is about 15 miles south of Lake Preston. They were married in 
the summer of 1883 in Oldham, South Dakota. 



Louise Stenson 
My Great-Grandmother 

Louise was born in Western Norway in 1867. She arrived in this 
country as a child with her parents. 

Upon their arrival they settled in Coon Valley, Wisconsin which 
is near LaCrosse, Wisconsin. 

The family stayed there for several years prior to moving to 
a farm at Oldham, Kingsbury County, South Dakota. This was located 
about 15 miles South of Lake Preston and the Anderson family farm. 
The two families became acquainted and in the summer of 1883 Arnie 
and Louise were married. 

The wedding took place in Oldham, Kingsbury County, South Dakota 
The bride, at the time of the wedding, was only 16 years old. My 
father recalls her saying that she had been talked into marring at 
such an early age because there were too many kids in her family. 



Arnie and Louise Olson 
Their Life Together 

Arnie and Louise met while both living in Kingsbury County, 
South Dakota. They were married in the summer of 1883 in Oldham, 
South Dakota at the home of her parents. 

At the time of the marriage, they had purchased two 80 acre 
tracks of land from Arnie 's brother. This land was located near 
Lake Preston, South Dakota. Arnie was engaged in farming the rest 
of his life. 

There were thirteen children born of this marriage. All lived 
to adulthood except one, which was not named. 

The first child was Tina born in 1885, next my grandmother Anna 
born in 1886. The following are: Martha, Jennie, Lina, John, Olie 
(1900), Albert, Ella, Elvina, Martin and finally Nellie, who was 
born in 1908 or 1909. 



Andrew B. Anderson 
My Grandfather 

Andrew B. Anderson was born in Lee County, Illinois near Aurora 
in 1881. His parents had a farm there. 

The family stayed there for sometime prior to going to South 
Dakota to homestead. 

He lived the rest of his childhood on the farm near Lake Preston; 
Kingsbury County. 

He attended a one room country school in the area through the 
elementary grades. It was often hard to attend classes in good 
weather because farm work came first. 

There was little social life during this time for the young 
people besides the church functions. 

Andrew and Anna Olson knew each other because of being raised 
in the same area. They were married in the Spring of 1904. The 
marriage took place in the North Preston Church, Lake Preston, South 
Dakota . 



Anna B. Olson 
My Grandmother 

Anna B. Olson was born in Lake Preston, Kingbury County, South 
Dakota on the 6th of July, 1886. 

She was the 2nd of thirteen children born in her family. She 
was raised on the family farm near Lake Preston. 

Anna attended public schools near her home up to the 6th grade. 

At the age of 17 she married Andrew B. Anderson in Lake Preston, 
South Dakota. 



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Andrew and Anna Anderson 

After their marriage in the Spring of 1904, they bought a small 
farm near Lake Preston, South Dakota. (Kingsbury County) 

On the 2nd of March, 1905, their first child, Mary, was born. 
On the 3rd of November, 1907, their second child, my father Arnt, 
was born. 

Andrew realizing he had a growing family on his hands decided 
he needed more land. He had heard how cheaply land could be gotten 
in North Dakota. So in 1907, when my father was only 1 month old, 
they moved to Tuttle, North Dakota to homestead. 

Andrew had purchased 80 acres of land near Tuttle for $400.00. 
His next move was to build a crude shelter to house his family. This 
farm was located about 7 miles west of Tuttle. Within one year a 
permanent home was built. 

Tuttle was the largest city in the area with a population of 
almost 350 people. 

Transportation was hard because there were few roads and they 
were in poor condition. Horses and wagons were main means of getting 
anywhere . 

During the next 10 years, 5 more children were born to them: 
Gilbert 1909, Peter 1911, Jennie 1913, Albert 1915, and Annie in 
1917. 

Andrew was required to register for the draft in the early days 
of World V.'ar 1. He never was called to service because of the size 
of his family and his occupation as a farmer. 



At harvest time, all the neighbors would work together to gather 
the grain. The grain would be loaded in wagons and driven to market. 
This trip would take one full day each way. For the return trip the 
wagons would be loaded with food and supplies to last the winter 
months. The winters in North Dakota were severe and the homesteaders 
had to be self-sufficient. Travel was severely curtail during the 
winter months. 

Farming was not very profitable in this area because the land 
was not the best. The family was sometimes hard pressed to make their 
financial ends meet. Several times loans were made from the Tuttle 
Bank to tide them over to harvest time. 

The Norwegian language was spoken in the home at all times. 
Andrew would received Norwegian newspapers from Minneapolis once a 
month. The older children did not come into contact with English 
till they started school. 

Long hours of hard work left little time for recreation. The 
church was the main gathering place for the area and only Norv/egian 
was spoken in the church. 

During this time I learned that there was a strong hatred between 
the Norwegians and the Swedish people. They had as little to do with 
each other as possible. It was strictly forbidden to date each other. 
If a mixed marriage did take -place they would find themselves almost 
social outcasts. • ■ 

Their life continued about the same till 1918 when diaster struck, 
During this time a flu epidemic swept the mid-west. There were no 
doctors in the area of Tuttle to help fight the spread of the epidemic, 



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As a result many people died. Andrew 3. Anderson was one of the 
victims. He was laid to rest in Tuttle, North Dakota. 

The family had spent almost 11 years trying to homestead this 
hard land. After the death of Andrew it was impossible to continue 
farming the homestead because the oldest boy, my father, was only 
11 years old. 

The land was sold to help pay debts and the loan from the Tuttle 
Bank. There was little or no profit from the sale. 

Anna Anderson and the seven children moved back to Lake Preston, 
South Dakota where most of their relatives lived. Back in Lake Preston 
they lived in a house o-^^med by her father Arnie Olson. 

Anna kept the family together by doing domestic work in the area. 
The children also v;orked on nearby relatives and neighbors farms. 

All of the children managed to get at least an 8th grade education. 
However, to graduate from the 8th grade, they had to travel to the 
county seat at Mitchell, South Dakota to take a full day of tests. 
This was a long and hard trip to make in those days. Only two of the 
seven were able to make the trip, Jennie and Annie. Annie was able 
to complete high school and Jennie went on to a teachers college for 
two years. 

In those days a 2 year college degree was sufficient to teach 
school. Jennie taught school until her marriage to Bruce Oliver of 
Canton, South Dakota. 

Anna Anderson lived on in Lake Preston until all of her children 
were raised and married. She then moved to Canton, South Dakota and 
lived her remaining years with her son-in-law and daughter, Bruce and 
Jennie Oliver. 

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Anna passed away on 3 July, 1962. She was laid to rest in a 
cemetery about 3 miles southwest of Canton, South Dakota near the 
Oliver farm. 



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Arnt Oliver Anderson 
My Pather 

My father was born on 3 November, 1907 in Lake Preston, 
Kingsburg County, South Dakota. 

At the age of about one month the family moved to Tuttle, 
Kidder County, North Dakota to homestead. 

His boyhood was spent doing normal chores for a boy his age 
on a farm. He attended a one room school house that was located 
about a half mile from their farm. The school had grades 1 thru 
8 in the one room. 

When my father was 11 years old his father died during a flu 
epidemic that swept the midwest. 

His family had to sell their farm and moved back to Lake Preston, 
South Dakota. They lived in a house there that was owned by his 
grandfather. 

Back in Lake Preston my father completed his 8th grade education. 
Between 1918 and 1929 my father worked on farms in the area that 
were owned by relatives and neighbors. :' 

During his youth he enjoyed going to dances at the town hall 
or church. The church also had a baseball team that was very popular. 
Regretfully some of the older church members took a dim view of base- 
ball being played on Sunday. Since Sunday was the only day the young 
people had free the baseball team finally had to disband. Other 
activities were the Luther league which met once or twice a month. 
They would have games and sleigh rides in winter months and roller 
skating and boxing were very popular during this time. 



In 1929 my father, his brother Gilbert, and a friend purchased 
a 1917 Model-T Ford. They then' decided to take a trip to Illinois 
to visit their sister, Mary. Mary had married Everett Mordt and had 
moved to Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois. They drove non-stop over 
bad roads to Rock Island, Illinois to visit some friends. The non-stop 
trip took 72 hours. They spent one day there and then drove to 
Harvard, Illinois. The trip from Rock Island to Harvard took another 
full day. The entire cost of the trip was $11.25. This included 
gas, oil and food for 3 people. 

My father found that the pay for farm help was much higher in 
Illinois than it was in South Dakota. By working on farms during 
the great depression, he was spared many of the hardships felt by 
many Americans. He was making $3 0.00 a month plus room and board. 

In 193 5 he went into a partnership with a farm owner. This was 
commonly known as farming "On Shares". This means the o\mer supplies 
the land and my father the know how and labor and then they would 
split the profit. This farm was located near Capron, Illinois in 
Boone County. 

My father belonged to the Capron Lutheran Church and sang in 
their choir. This is where he met ray mother, Alice Ruth Berg. After 
a courtship of about a year, they were married. The marriage took 
place in the Capron Lutheran Church on 20 July, 1936. 



Hans Hanson 
My Great-Grandfather 

Not much is kno^^m about Hans Hanson. He came to this country 
from Denmark, but the date is not kno\sm . 

He lived in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and was employed a 
commercial artist. 

Hans passed away in 1940 at the home of a daughter, Caroline 
Carlson, in DesPlains, Illinois. 

Hans had at least two children, Mabel and Caroline. 



Mabel Hanson 

Lived most or all of her life in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 
She was the daughter of Hans Hanson. She was born around 1888. 
She met and married Peter Burg in Chicago, Illinois. 



Peter Burg 
My Mothers Father 

All the information I could find on Peter is that he lived 
in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and was born around 1888. He 
met and married Mabel Hanson in Chicago, Illinois. 



Peter and Mabel Burg 

Peter and Mabel were married in Chicago, Illinois. They had 
at least (2) two children born from their marriages Alice Ruth Burg 
and Irene Burg. 

Mabels father, Hans Hanson also lived with them. 

When my mother, Alice, was four years old she was in a Chicago 
Hospital for an unknown illness. While she was in the hospital, both 
her mother and father died of the flu epidemic of 1918. 



Andrew S. Ringheim 
My Mother's Foster Father 

Andrew was born in Bonn, NorA>/^ay around 1855. He came to this 
country with his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Stark Ringheim in the 1870 "s. 
His father. Stark, was a shoemaker by trade in Norway. Upon arrival 
in Illinois the family was engaged in farming in the Capron area. 

As a youth, Andrew was an avid skier in his native Norway and 
used to tell how they would make their own skies. 

Andrew met his future wife, Anna Schulestad around 1900 in 
Capron, Illinois. (Boone County) They lived on neighboring farms. 
Andrew and Anna were married in Capron, Illinois in 1901. 



Anna Schulestad 
My Mother 's- Foster Mother 

Anna was born in Voss, Norway on the 1st of December of 1877. 
She came to this country by boat in 1880 with her parents. The 
family lived on a farm in Newark, Illinois for several years. They 
then moved to South Dakota to homestead. This move did not work 
out and they returned to Illinois after one year. 

Her family nexted settled in LeRoy Township near Capron, Illinois 
(Boone County) It was while living here she met and married Andrew 
Ringheim. 

They were married in Capron, Illinois in 1901. 



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Andrew and Anna Ringheim 
My Mother 's - Foster Parents 

Andrew and Anna were married in Capron, Boone County, Illinois 
in 1901. 

To this union a girl and boy were born. The girl's name was 
Rosella. The son died either at birth or at an early age. The boy 
was never spoken of by Andrew and Anna, so no information is known. 

They were engaged in farming just west of the LeRoy Center 
School near Capron, Illinois for 21 years. 

On the 1st of March 1937 they retired from farming. They 
purchased a home in the village of Capron to spend their retirement. 
However, Anna's retirement was cut short. She died of cancer at the 
age of 60 years on the 28th of September 193 8. 

Andrew went on to live to the age of 87 years. He passed away 
in 1953 after a lengthy illness. 



Alice Ruth Burg 

My mother was born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on the 
5th of March 1914. 

Her first four years were spent living with her parents, her 
sister Irene, and her grandfather, Hans Hanson. 

When my mother was four years old she was in a Chicago, Illinois 
Hospital for an unknown illness. While in the hospital both her 
mother and father died from the flu epidemic that had swept the 
Mid-west. 

My mother and her sister Irene were separated after the death 
of their parents. As a result they lost contact with each other 
and the whereabouts of Irene remains unknown. My mother spent a 
few months at the home of her aunt, Caroline Carlson in Chicago, 
Illinois. After her aunt was unable to keep her any longer, she was 
placed in a children's home. My mother spent the next several months 
of her life at the Edison Park Lutheran Children's Home. 

At about the age of 5 years, she was taken from the children's 
home to a foster home in Capron, Boone County, Illinois. From this 
time to the time of her marriage she lived with Andrew and Anna 
Ringheim on a farm near Capron, Illinois. 

She attended public schools in the area, graduationg from Capron 
High School. Much of her 'free time was spent working on the farm of 
her foster parents. She v/as as active as possible in school and church 
activites. It was while singing in the church choir that she met my 
father. About one year later on the 20th of July 1936 that they were 
married in the very same church. 



Amt and Alice Anderson 
My Parents 

My parents met while both were members of the Capron Lutheran 
Church Choir, Capron, Boone County, Illinois. 

They were married in this same church on the 20th of July 1936. 
From the time of their marriage till 1957, they were engaged in 
farming in the Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois area. 

In 1937 they had their first son. Dean A. Anderson 

In 1938 the second son Paul A. Andersen was born. 

In 1943 their third and last child, Colin L. Anderson was born. 

During the years from 1936 my parents always lived in the 
Harvard area, hov/ever, they did live on several different farms. 

The first farm they lived on was located near Capron from 193 5 
to 1939. In 1939 they moved to farm number #2 on Route #14, north 
of Harvard. The next move was in 1944 to a farm located about 15 
miles north west of Harvard on the State Line Road. From there they 
moved to a farm near the village of Lawrence. Lawrence is located just 
3 or 4 miles north west of Harvard. The family lived on this farm from 
1948 to 19 57. 

During these years my father was instrumental in forming the 
Harvard Grange. The Grange is a Nation-Wide Paternal Organization of 
Farmers. My father besides being one of the local founders, also 
served as the first "Master" of the local Chapter. 



After retiring from farming in 19 57, the family purchased a 
home with 3 acres on the south edge of Harvard. This is still the 
home of my parents. 

In 1951 my father went to work for the State of Illinois Hi-Way 
Department. He worked for the State of Illinois from 1957 to 1965. 
In 1965 as a result of a change of administration in the State of 
Illinois, he lost his job which was patronage. 

From 1965 to 1968 he worked in two local factories. Admiral 
Corporation and Star-Line Incorporation, as a machine operator. 

When the republicans returned to power in 1968, my father went 
back to rfork for the State of Illinois. He worked there till his 
retirement in March of 1974. 

During my fathers years in Harvard, he has always been active 
in the Republican Party. He has served as precinct Captain for many 
years. He has also served several terms as Dunham Township Auditor, 
which is an elective office. 

My father was also very active in several church organizations. 
He served several terms on the church concil of the Trinity Lutheran 
Church of Harvard, Illinois. :' 

During the years of farming my mother was real asset to my father. 
Besides taking care of the household chores and raising three boys, 
she also assisted with the farm work. She also found time to be active 
in the Lutheran Church, Harvard Grange, and the Local 4-H Clubs. 



After leaving the farm and moving into the city of Harvard, she 
was able to utilize her talents. as an excellent cook. She became 
employed from 1955 thru 1958 at the Harvard Community Hospital as 
the head cook. She left that position to be the head cook at the 
Christian Haven Nursing Home in Harvard. From 1965 to 1970 she 
held the same position at the Admiral Corporation Cafeteria in Harvard, 

Currently my father and mother are enjoying his retirement. My 
mother still works but has cut back on the number of hours. They 
have found that they have more time to travel and enjoy their home. 



ANDERSON, JAY miiim, 1957- 



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FAMILY HISTORY. 

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1. Your name JAY 'ift ILLIAh ANDBJtSON (TD // ) 

Date of form rbB.7,T976 

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Grandfather (your father's side ) 

N a me JQHN MNFQRD A InDERSON C urrent Residenc e 

Date of birth DEC 29,I«yQ Place of birth Q^AND avEDEN 

Date of death P_lace of burial SCAKDINAV UlN CEI'iE TARY ^RKi-'D . 

Kdncation(number of years); 

g rr.de school_jg high school 

Occupation (s ) 



vo cational 



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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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3 r d _D ate s 3 r d ppQ), '^ftr-on h'F.. '-' ate s X9$i=I^l£__ _ 

4 th Dates 4 th Dates 

Relifiion T./JTHERAK 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 

RkPliBLICAN , 3i/D FELLi:V^ -^- ^^SJN * ORDER Jf VIKI..GS 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother jc^t LUTHERAN date ^/i^/igo^ 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

N a me HAKI'^. ( FF.TTOSON ) AND ERSON C urrent Residenc e 

Date of birth Karch 30,1P9[| Place of b i r t h jx)UvEQRD_^-JLLl.- 

Date of death JANUARY 19 j_ I$^(I_ _ t' 1 a c e of b u r i a 1 ^sj^j^^Q^yjAN,- ROCKFORD 



Education (number of years): 

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__2 n d I911i CROSBY _STi_._ U a t e s lS2h^l^<J__ 

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Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 

ORHRR nv KA.qTF.RN _STAE.-_*^iiEBECAiL.LDDG£ — 

I'lace of marriage to your i', r.ind f a t li e r j^gij. LU THE RAN date 6/13/19Q3^ _ 

NOTi:: If your lather was raised 'io age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give that d.it.i on the b .1 c k of t. h i s p.i;',e 
(A-2) . 



A -2 Step grandfather (your father's side) 



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coll ege 



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Grandfatlier (your mother's side) 4 

N .1 111 e WILLIAM HARVE Y ^Current Res i d <.nce_^ __ 

D.ite of birth DECEiXB^ 2$, 189l| ■ Place of b i r t li ^RGyLE,_ ILLINOIS 

D;ite of death APpj L 13. 1 9Lt6 Place of b ur i a 1 SMTTISH_GEl^ARY- _ARYGI£jIIJ^ 

Eduration (number of years): 

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Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s tJARKEE _D ate sl9 13-1933 1 s t ;.RGYLE.ILL. D ate s ENTIRE LIFE 



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DEMOCRATIC , MASON CHURCH CHGANIZATIONS 



Place of marriage to your grandmother ROSCQE^^. ILLINOIS fl'H- *-^ pCT» 26jl913 _ 

Nt)l'l''.: If your mother was raised by a stepfather or another relative (in 
av, e 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-l) 

Grar. dr,io ther (your mother's side) 

Name MAUDE DEGROFF HARVEY Current Residence 



Date of birth APRIL 19,1897 Place of birth R OSCOE,I LL 

Date of death DECEMBER 3t 1971 Place of b u r i a l^C.QIXiaLj;i;i2Ei;;^iJ_.jjiYGLE,ILL 

Education (number of years) 

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(after 1 e a v i n ;,'. ho m e ) 
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DEMOCRAl'IC CHURCH-CIRCLES-AJO- -ORG-. . 

I' lace of marriage to your g r a n d f a t h e rjiOSC.OE4._ILL Dale OCT. 26,1913 

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col lege 



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grade school high school 



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.DREN of A S, B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's name should appe.ir below 

~ date APRIL 1 90U 



Name mNFRED KENNETH ANDMISON 

Place of bir th ROCKFORD,ILL . 



Number of years of schooling^ T? Occupation_ 

Res i denctROCKF ORD Marital S t a t u s MARRIED 



DRAFTSMAN 



Number of children 



D e a t h APRIL, 193U 



N .-1 m e IDA PEARL 

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Number of years of schooling 

R e s i d I' n c e M arital Status 



d a t e 1906 DIED IN INFANTCY 
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date AUG. lij, 19l5 



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at ion PF:HS0UKL M N '.GER 



Death 



N a m e ROBERT- i}iiSTA.¥E_AHlJLRSQN 

Place of bi r lliROCKFORn ILL 

Number of years of schooling 12 

Res idence 



d,,te AUG. 6. 1917_ 
I _ ()r.ul,at I oT; FOOD SANITARIAN 



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N a m t^ _ 

Place of birth 



Ri-r.KFnRD, IIX 



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death 



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Oc c up a I i on 



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Name 



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d a t e 



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Oc (• upa t Ion 



7 

CHILDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2')-your mother's name should appear below 

1. Name I^RSNCE RAY>10\T) mARVRY 

Place of birth 'il.rnC'KTA ^TLL date JAN. 30.19 11: 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation SALSSi^lAK (RET IRED) 

Residence VAVSA'J^ \n ISC . Marital Status MARRJSD 

Number of children N^^NE death AFftIL 17,1976 

-• Name RQ^.-t •^Tl.i.TtM --iARVEY 

Place of birth r.AL^DOMA.ILL date AHIIL 19.1919 

Number of years ot schooling 12 Occupation NAVAL OFFICER (LT. C 

Rcsidence -.<^S-{INriTON^ D.G. Marital Status MARHISD 

Numborof children U death 



Name JSAN' ELTJABETH HARVSY ANDER SON 

Place of birth MglDIKB ^ILL date JUNE 6,19 ?!; 



Number of years of schoolin g 12 ccupation 

Residence RXiCFORD Marital Status MARRIED 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schoolin g ccupation 

Res i dence Mar i tal S tat us 

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Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children • death 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

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Ma me 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children-. death 



Place of birth date 

Number of yearH of schooling Occupation 

RiHldc-nre Marital Status 

Miiinhrr of children death 



Your Father 

Name ROBERT G. ANDERSON 



Date of birth AUG« 6, 11^17 



_Current Residence ^^^h OREaON AVE. ROCKF QRD,ILL 
Place of birth ROGKFORD,ILL 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



EducaLion (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school I|_ 



vocational 



college 



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Ath 7739 MARYLAND RH . ^ -J t e s ] 9|,7. ).9 

200li DRKGON AVE 19U9-76 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 
mSON BALTIC LODGE 



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NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data 
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Your Mother 



Name JEAN ELIZABETH HARVEY ANDERSON 
Date of birth 



JUtJ£6, 1 9 2h 



Date of death 

Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 highrschool 



Current Residence 200li OREGON AVE 
Place of birth BELVIDERS i 
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Date s 196$ "197 6 2 n d 3232 MARYLA ND RD_. D a t eWhl^_^ 

Dates 3rd 2Q0U OREG ON A^/E. Da t esL9j49:-75_ 

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CHILDREN OF E AND F (or E-2,F-2) -YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR BELOW 

Name JAMS hILTON ANDRSSi^N 



Place of birth BnryFnHri, TT.L ])ai<^ of birth JULY 20. 19U6 

Number of years of schooling 22 Occupation ELECTRICAL E NG. 

Residence |v]TrLCAlTlor.F. WTS. Marital Status MRR lED 

Number of children MONE death 

Name JON BHRRRT A NnKRSON 

Place of birth RnCKFORn , TLL Date of birth APRIL P, 19u9 

Number of years of schooling 1? Occupation SALESMAN 

Residence 2110 HECKER AVE. Marital S t a t u s^^^^ ^j'P 

Number of children 1 death 

Name .liNThJF. KAY ANDKRSOtJ CHAMBER LAIN 

Place of birth NOV. 6^ 19*^2:- Date of birth ROCKFQRD, I L 

Number of years of schooling 1? Occupation 

Residence ?010 ES. TiATE Marital Status MARRIED 
Number of children 1 death 

Name^ 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth__ _Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mar i tal Status 

Number of children death^ 



Nam e 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mar Ital Stat us . 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence^ _Marital Status 

Number of children death 



III. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and 
administrative rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
Collection, deposited in the Rockford Public Library, Rockford 
111 i n o i s 

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I USED THl FOLLOWING BOOKS, DlARItS, LITTSRS AM) DOCUMEWTS: 



"Tfll G00I1>IINS OF MARTFORD,CONN.,DSSCli;NDANTS OFwIILIAM AM) OZIAS" 

HISTORY OF V/ILLCJv' CRilK CHURCH ^'RITTIN BI DAKISL G. HARVKY 

A DIARY CARRIiD BY MY GRiAT GREAT GRAfBFATHiJl DURING AND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR 
MA^Y MARRIAGE AND GONFIRMTION CIRTIFICATSS FOUND IN MY GRA^:DMOTHERS BELONGINGS 
INTFAVISnING AN AGED AUNT STILL LIVING AT THE AGE OF 90o 



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PART 1 

A. PATWNAL GRANDFATHSR**»JOHN M. ANDIRSO» 
B. PATERNAL GRANDKOTHIR**f!AKMH MATHILDA A MDERSON( PETERSON) 

C. JOHN & HAImMH ANDERSON 

D. ROBBRT G. ANDERSON 



J PART 2 

A. MATERNAL GRANDFATHSR■>HH(^^'ILLIA^i HARVSI 

B. MJi.TKRNAL GRANDMOTHER-SHtMAUDB URSUU «ARVlY(DiGROFF) 

G. WILLIAM & MAUDl EARVIY 
D. JSAN HARVEI ANDSRSOK 

PART 3 

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ANDF.RSON afcMALXl(PAT>.,".jv*.L vSIUk ) FATHkJl 

l^' 1870 :USTAF A^DKftSO^ C*ME. to AiklICA IJ \.:-KK li. Ihi ST^fL 
iMTLLS IN Pi'NN. iU- V •^S TO SiJJ F01 HIS rAiiIi.1 fS SOON A3 'IS 
C'>JLD SiVV ?;NjJGH H)N>.i: rO'l T^I^Ja FA'Ca.. IHIo Hi DID AM/ In* 

fak:'lyv.»s soon on its v. ay ^^oh quad, s<. uiv. litYv^iKi: fa-iI-iv'^s 

IN 5-' P^ f^ ON l^n. I LV 0'^ -KuiKD BUT Tlf-KS V.":"F. HAf.D "0 

PIE riCinvn TO 'TAr F "* THL 'i^'w aO^L' AS SO HA ••• ^^LISN PI OPLV 

i}Iu LIjMXG ■] liS TTrJ. ^t F:iK»LLi uAS * 3L'. TO SAVL iK J:.S TO 

F*JNG F1S F*i^;iLY 10 J ijK "^IM. ''IS V: If-F,Ai:;:A JAMA AM- TH^.IR KOUl* 

C!='ILF^>N Vii?.!- ivAITTrG 10 J.TN lllh. Al. OLDi-R ?:S:i, V.iSS PI/UinNG 

TO STAi IW y^'):V! AS SHr ft AS Oi;Drfl A^;:j :.ID i;OT CA^a. TO _!;AvK a. i-i^'iF. 

S?m : A-^ AL?liA!?l jj'l OE nl*R ^v-N ANb nAiai:JG H7.K a. ^ ^..'I. 

THfe. FAMlLl APAIViU IK A.-.jCilCA Itv IH* jilD^ii.: 01 JAiJ. ■^I.D -. iki-T 
Iiv.i!;]ATiLi VO P3..\F. TO wLT T-'>, rATlik^. i\;;:^iJ T' ^I AMI^l-O T:!ii;"i 
SAP KHV.S A» *ITi^^Ii T4j,h. T ;i- iuSj^^D A.^^ - I' T.l>;n, Go,3TAF, oAD Bi &M 

PEFN J?.>vN. ON C^i'*I?Tr-AfJ aVj , Hs^- A^D S.)..i OT^--rK :>.,?D1 -A rikh 
Vv>'»V GOING TO A CHj^C^ MkTJNO. TO G5,T 10 Td;- C'iUACii T^&Y 
HAD TO CtOSS k !^Iv ^:t. i;i;i ■■LAr. JOTl ii' I^TO A S.^I/.^1, BJAT A;;d 
F'^OCVO^D TO C^OSS TV:\ (iVJlt. ■lU. B ;M OV.r^ T .rtiikO A;>Z S. V .?A L 
0? T-b MS^I';.^i^i i^'.Jf.U l'\CL:i.~:iG GJSTAF. liJS F/likhDS Do!rI-.J ^Ivi 

T«fc;?:g 'X'/ a7Te,d ^o-n T"- ^vjPJ TO AiFiVh. .''i^^i oiii; TJii co.v: \.:in ■]i:r- 

CmLTi^W: ONT •;? HY}' JSE\M;S Fr'U: S TO-.Li Hiil JO G^T 01, TWi TKA IfJ 
AR! GO 'JO ;'-OCK:'JRD,ILLirijIS ^3 I -^i 3.\:.Ij:S't jaLOHO^^^IirE^ii; .?<?LiIii S^,.. T^'AT 
Sl^rw^VS-h-'-Krc^y Ci^^tr:*. T JS 3..,i. L/ID. Ai.D Tmj. p2/J?L£ OF r^.i vFiALL 
TOVN OF ftOC.KlO.ID DID Ki.L? .:L^.. ;i»iR T 'IP.!) GiilUj, JJiN rU -AS l-^Y 
G*A?©FATiiiJ* . ti£ ?fihLc:i.VD ml.i TriKGS Jr S..„DL;>. Ai.D TJiIi OF 
IvATC'-il-'G S'^IFS 0I< T '5. 3'=I.:1C 3 'A. n£ LIViD r. IT'r JS rANY ilfcArtS SO 
I atARD i-AiNX TAbkS OF S. kDKiV. 



JOmi G.t^A UP ON TR' '«AST SUM Of »0'. KiORD. iv-li:N 'ir lv*S 1? M'i, JCaiP'-D iKi 
rilLTJA A.KD/|,S»n^ TO GO ir^'iU lijK SPANISH Ar-V^IGAIJ IftArl . 
B'CAU'-'- OF '*^jS AG? ».':D illS Vj 1 L '. W if D ^;OT;iA^ THi.Y «Ol;LD NOT 
T* \ »:IM. "^^ T'^f.N I^eCAiJ- 0!"I OV 1 fit BEST TCOL km Dli MKi'S I.S 
ROC KI' I'D. \'- SMJOIM. T^'ISI\0?'K V'.ftY KUCr! BUT Kf.LT HL 
WOULD i.If» TJ>G«.T Jul OF 'J!!-. SriOP. 'li. SAv"tD AM; BOoBilT A 
G?.OCi'!.X DL'SINI'SS. f'S BJJGiT A eJSlNr.SS ON C^'.GSBi 3TR»AT Ali'J ^'.■0 
A Vi:ny pf^OI JXABLti; BjSIWi.S'^. ^t. aH) :iIS ivIrT.,HAti:-AK, ?iAK THi. ST'Oftk 
f.0( OVc!^ 2? ..tAnS. «K Ulift rr*TTHVU I'P.Oi-i HIS G-tOC.'.Hi BUSI?JkSS BJl fOJND 
'in laSSND lAL'JNO jO FtOPLV A'.. BS2MGV."'Td 1 :-'EM SO Hi^ BF;CAM1 
TME fe.^VAl Ift OPWATO)^ I!\i 'Iv.% SWEDISH Arii'SICAN HAlvK EUILDir^G. THH;^i^ HS 
WAS STTLL ^Bl.Ti TD SK?.' .v^WY 0?' nI8 OLJ: I'pflll.DS. 

JO?iM A'^-D HaNMH HAj T'-iPFl- S-V.S A^.' OKfr. LA 'i^H T>.}i V'll OJiD I^J IN?A^Cr. 
V^'V THKL.!' SONS v. KRK I-iANF?AD, '6.Ph IN flXKrORD IK 190U. ^J.iH K1L70S 
eO"M Iri *OC^F■'?D,JLLI:oIS, AuGUST lli,19l5. f:03nf,T Q. ^KrahSON ^:KN 
AL^GUST fc,l?l?. iA::!»KD .^>. ", '^ ■ fe.D KAIL KMOt!T. J-Sftf.i'^i.D II^U iN 1931. 
jy.}' vILTON /Af*".lfeD F'fLLlS S-.ALSON AM< KKSiiJkS ]N I.biv,iLB,Ii.L. 
WPH'^? !!• IS ?.'.^S3NNAL iiAivAGPrt V Jh 3h?iBii.l GH^i:N& GO. I^.J[jl.?:T 0. 
(KY F T'^Y?) LIVVS J>! -.iXtO- Jf^D A':D IL '' J l.L 'lEi.L i':0*ii!- Atki^T rllM I' A LAIT'LR 



PKTtJlSON GENi,ALOGY(PATi!,RNAL)MOTKi,RS SIDS. 

THl PSiTftRSON P'Ai-JLI AARIVkD FrlOM a.LDiiK TN [m LATL IPOO's 
AND S^iTlLKD IK NE.-. HILFGftD AMD Ln TiK MOVED TO ROCKFOR'S 
IaST SID*;. JOHN Pira,^SON I^T Ar,D MRRJIiD KMILI BjjDiV|^UIST IN 
nOGKFO!!D. BECAUSE OF TRADIIIO^ OF THE SaEDISH FAhlLIiS GflANGING THIIR ^Ai'Ji 
l;VKRY GRMJ^ATION IT IS VKf^Y FfAKD TO TRACK ANCi,STrlY BEFORi IHFY CAi-i, TO 
Ai-rp,«ISA. IT TS KiJCW TIAT JOHN PiTMSON AND HIS WIFI ErilLY LIVi.D 
IN N&V MLFOKD DURING T^'ailR lARLY KARRIED Yi;A?-S AP'D 'l^ ALKED SUM)AY MORNINGS 
TO THl FIRST LUTHHtAN CHURCM IN ROCKFBRD. JOHN lAT6.^. MOVF.D HIS 
FAMILY TO i^OCKFORD A^D BfGAN .. BUSIIjI-SS Oi^ SEVENTH STRi*T. Hi. FI'^ST 
wEi\'T INTO IMi SnO^ BUSINESS WHICH TURNftD OUT TO BE VKRI PROFITABLE. 
H£VAS ABLI. TO PWCHASK AN iKIIRE BLOCK T4AT Ha'SLS UKIOv'S 
DRUGS N» . T:SIR KOMi VvAS OK THE COi^NSR OF 7th ST. AND I4TM AVE. 
IN LAT5R Y1,ARS HP: 'w^.NT INTO A CONFIbCTINARY STORi ON 7T4 STREET. 
HIIaAS IN BL'SINESS MORS THAN FII'TY YSpRS THRRb; m AND EMILY NAD TKN 
GHILDRW*. THi FOJRTf? BORN WAS M GRAKDPiOTHWl HANNAI . T?It,Ift wHILDRiN 
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HANNAH PETHISON WAS hi: GRAKDMOTHLR. SMI. GfliW UP ON 7T« 
STRKST AKD LIVkD H.<R tNTIfti. LlP^li ON Tfii kAST SIDfc OF ftOCKJ-'ORD. 
SHI mW-ISiD JOHN M. ANDERSON. THIS UNION TOOK PLACt JUNli. 1903. 
THfcYVvKRE M».R'*Il!.D IN THE BRiDiS HOMt. HANNAH AND JOHN BUILT IHFIR 
FIRST HOME ON HIGHLAND AVSNUt AND LIVED THME UNIIL IH-SY PURCKAStD A 
GROCERY STORS BET\\X,gA' CHICAGO AND LONDON AViKUE ON CROSBY STRtKT. 
THEY RAN THIS GROGK''I STO^E TOGSTH-R. TH'fcY FIAD FOUR C'lILD- t- N. 
THEIR FIRST BORN VvAS MANFRED, JOHN MILTON WAS SECO'iD AND 
ROBSnT G. (hY FATHER) VvAS T4IRD. A BABY GIRL, IIU, DIED AT APJ EARLY 
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ROBERT G. AI-.TOSSON, IftAS BJRN AUGUST 6,1917 IN nC/JKFQP-DjLL. 
SON OF HAi*iAH A>,D JOhN ANDSJ-lSOU. ftOBERl AT'lEKDiB HIGHUlffl GRADii 
SCH'XL AM) GR>.UUAT«D FROK CEKTPLAL HI H SCHOOL. HE SPENT THl 
FlJlST SIX TiAAS LIVING ON HIGHLi^ND AVENUi IK THE KIGHL.-ND REGION 
OF sOCHFOnD. WHIN HKWAS SIX HIS PAIISNTS B'UGHT A STORS ON 
CROSBY STREET, ROGKI.\)RD,ILL. AND HE LIViD THERE UNlIL HIS I-ARnlAGK. 

IN 19L1 h% ENTERED THE ARMY. HE WAS F3RST STATIO^ED AT GAIiP 
C?.3FT, N. OJtOLlNA AMD WAS THEN STATIONED AT CA^iP FOR?.EST, TSNN. 
BEING THERE VrrilN PP.ES. ROOSEVELT DEC UR ED WAR Of. JAFAN. HE 
IMMEDIATELY ..AS SEKT TO GU-^^D A DAI^iN IN CHATANOOGA, TENN. ■■£ THEN 
-WAS SENT OVERSk^S BElDG 0^1.. OF THE FIJIST TO LU.K THE UNITtD STATES 
AFT:R THE WAR BrtOKS OUT. V.HEN HE LEFT THE olMTED STATES HE HAD KO 
IDEA V^HEHI Hi WOULD BE SENT KW ENDEj UF IN AUSliLALIA. HE STAYED 
THERE FOR A Sn RT TIME AI-:D THEN h kS SENT TO G ADAGAIAL ^t D SAV. 
AKD T':OK PART IK THE DIFPrCULT aVITLt OF GUaDA.AIAL. HE wAS IN 
GUADACANAL aBOuT F,..HR MONIHS AI.D TiiEN WAS SENT TO THE FIGI ISLA:.D. 
HE ALSO WAS SFRVED Tim ON J,li. CALEDOI^IA Ai,D THIS In AS V.^T-HE THE 
Al-iSRICAL DIV. OF THE ARMY V. AS FORMED. HE CAi»ifc. ROME F^OM THE 
AP^MI AND \nENT TO WORK AT WOOQ-JARD GOV^INOR. HE WORKED THERE FOR 
ABOUT A YEAR A'lD THEN WENT TO WORK FOR THE CITY OF ROCKF'ORD HEALTH 
DIPT. HE HAS BEEN IN HEALTH SINCE. HE HAS THIRTY ONF YKAF.S IN 

HEALTH WORK. 

ROBERT WAS BAPTIZED A^ CONFIRMED IN THE LUTHERAN FAlTh. 

HF W'AS CONFLRMiD AT EMMANUEL CHURCH Ai::: IF A ffiKBER THE?^.K hOt: . 



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"FLIiST OF FOC^T". THE 'hf^WY liKM. 73 V.)-TX Kr-Q-.N I'lH.O.GH OUT Fi,OL*.ND AImTJ 
SCOTLAND. HY A?:Cf>'iOF-S Ckh'^'. TdOh SCOTLA;{D IK IR^l, iiO-^^T OF iriK IM C?J-iAl JON 
F0« 1 '^^ PAP^.h COi-'Jt'S FHOH A BOOK THAT 1-2 OP.S.AT CfArDKATHh^ \\r.aii. CALLJ-D 
"THI. "'IISIOI*! OFwILLOa CF5EK CFlU'^.CH" ;-Y ANC/ STOf.S Oh IMF i*AP.VKY SIUI- 
«M?. Ff.OH •; ;t EJSTPJCT OF K^FTVF?i: IN ARGYlJ-.SHJr.t , SCuTi^hD. KIKT'P.E IS A 
PF.r-avSiJLA IF THF SOli'Ilil-FN ^'^T OF SCOTLAND. IT JS F ^'TY-ONF AND ON^' "".LF 
HILFS I.O:ia A-'D SFVFN HIUS 1.0NG. KIKTv-': PFOPLF 0?t "i^l^IR Tit'SCf.^'ljAf.TS KKk TO 
FC.MP ir: ^^;.A^LY FVF-^.Y CTV.ILlZr.D CO'JFT»i IM THK v;{.)??LD. ITv,-*,-. Hr'-ii. IN KIKTYfrfe 
THAI CHPI?TIAKITY fHlST 'i OOK ROOT IF! T:(LVhST'*N HIOHLaNDS OF SGOIUND. 
KIi.T/Ri. IS rJVILFD IFTO T,. DISTPICTS «R P.^MSnLS. THFY AftL G.M'iPlit.LlOf. N AfiD 
SOLTH FND. IT WAS f-ROH TH^S!. IV. DISTbiCTS THaI TiiL PIONiitftS OF Tris, ftRGYLF ShTT'- 
LFKr.MT IN ILLINOIS CAKT.. 

GOIMG 3^.GK IN HISTOPY TO TFit. jtAP. 1666 A OftkAT PLAGJ'-, BftOK>, OUT IN IHt 
CIiY Or LONDOFjIT ^A^ CALLED Ydi "HLACK PUajF" . JT V.>S IF?FCTiOUS A'-D A G«kAT 
NUriB«;f. DIHD. IT SF*^AF TO FARTS. OF SGOTLAiT' t-^SPKGIAIJ-Y 10 i*GYLl.SHIftE 
.K'V ALriOS'i LFPOPUIATFD ': ^L PHilNSULA OF KJNT:'ffF, lSAVIKG M^ ^iy FARi-iS. 
Uamn T':£Sr Cu,-L1TTCF:S T--F j-Af^<t^jS 31 ARGYLii. «,i»iC.JorAGiD PFOPLR FflOM RT.llFRVi. SHlRi , 
AYSHI''.!' A:-!D aALI-.AY TO CQivi?; AFD SrITLK Or 'IHF, VACA i^fT FARMS. 

THFSF V.^F'^F T''t GOVT. ,Ar TF'»S :^F SCOTLAND. TKF Fi.Aft>^.jIS OF A?^GYLI,, 
BFIN3 A C0V1.KANT'P HIMS^-LP, GAV^ TiifK hJ^. Y J'0'?TUM1Y IN H^S PCVvrR. 
MY AKGtSTO^S Or IH^ A'lGYL*^ Ss-TTLEM^ NT WKHF THL Dlftls-CT DFSC'-NLAFTS OF THk. 
COViNA'v"i*f:S O? SCOTLAND. SOi'if-- KM BOAST OF /iOYA .,TY BUT TO BK T; I'^h LINl. 
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fi,\y ANnt-PTCrS CtXnT^ <</|'rii'. BOAT GALU-D "IHis. CL.-ANiJft" . IT «AS THF. OI'iLY 
PMIG!*in SHI? THaT S»":,V.; .,;?CECi I^ftOi'i CA;.I;L;Ta. K TO Mv. YOt»K. TH> SHIP 
"GUAM S " r^AlUn u I')' ^. CAFIaJN GALi, .^HO N». Y0?K ON' 'JHT T^vDijftTH D»Y 
OI-' JUKE ,16!i2, ABOUT sJG^T QUiLOCK IN 'lH» MVNIMO. 1 KF^i^- v. i-Pi 4H.il..l 
3lh fjNFMlfJi PAS^^FNGi^S, .^OST Ot 'i -it'.h G0]M; TO ILi.IN iJS BUT SOhr. GOING 
TO ;'>MIO. IT Bl^fa A H1A7Y GAl^v b?.Qi-\ lil\. '^ '■'^T! * '^D COMlNlft TO BU)a Vb-RY 
••■ARD jN'ilL THE ?7T' . T:<V,Y A!^..i=fI\'MJ 11.^ NFa iORK ON T'l?. ?Pr-! OF Jo.' (.,1BU1, 
ALL TM GOOD HUALTP, iFJ .0 TdK'nM. \v '^sKS A."D 1' ;1 tF L> /S Oh TK&*R JOUftI^rt.Y. 
TH5 P'AMjLY OT' ..ILLIAK M"APrVi.--Y V.AS ON T i » GL-'.'hrS. .- ITH u iLLiAM r. bftk -tlS 
Vvlfi* i^A>»Y «^D FOUr CrilLDS^N T.iitiY V, !>.?:? : 

M\RAGt!.n-T 
MTTilKV. 

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VvILLIAi'i -.aS hArtMKD TO i-i*t^Y a?tE.f.KL.*-F.S IN SCOTLAND. THF. D.*T*, IS iXOT 
KNavN. or THtilK ^,.H3u)P.KN I-iY OlfttCT Df.Si.f KDI'NT IS TH>:.Ii* f 'U'ftG«.ST SOU 
DAMiL. DAiJiL wAS BOnh ii; 1851-, AT AriOiLk ,I:.LIN0IS. Hi- "tfcAJiBfcRi.D 
AS A Si'-iALL BOY TH"-.. INLIAKS MAKING '.H-'li't WAY TO'rtlSCwWSIN G/tOSolNG TilLlR 
FARM. T^•Y FAS ■'iU 'ii .^.OUGH TMIS LOOA^J'IY 0>: i Hi' IR W sola iV^< 2'iAii.Grt 10 
f»S'SS.l?VAlI'5NS .e.3T Or TfiK MiS'--I'-SIi^Pl . THif- AS; ^S OF l/itlK GAi-iP KIRKS l.i.ri!, STILL 
ON IH?". G:'^0U1jD W'^»N i^iY y J,t»;KAT'^''- (tS 'iir,:^\ L3T.LK Gt-.ii..DKSN. KY Gil>.),DJ<'Ai'H£fl 
V*TTs:s TN -IS ROOK T -AT TMWSV,*^ SO.-J'.T I?vG PAlr.HLIlG ABO. T THl. >AY 
THi "NDTANS .ilORATID, GOING SINGLE FILS ACROSS T~n, l^rAlr'Tfe., CAftiaiN^: THEIR 
CHILD'?. N KM) LITTLE BfcLONGIi«S. IKDJAh TjIAjuS CuUlD BL THACdT. FOJi iLaRS 
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DAM:L G. WAS BOHN uN A FARM ON .,5.ST L^Ub. . T^ilS IS N a nWTi- 173. 
HTS pATi'^R "/.ILIJAM HAD T«.Kl'.N THf La.ND JP K«0H 'iM'a. GOVift.M,:,T . FlVt, 
'•SM^PATTOMS OF HAnVT^TS 'ulWl OW IHAT fAiiiK UMIL HiING SOi^D SO I*-'? 
JUJNOIS TOLuvAY COULD GO T'!»OUGH . D^.Mi'i. G. HARVtY lAtiV liD L'ARY 
H'RVIl. I HAV' TOLO Ilv A S!P'''^ATG 01 X'!7r, .v.hcl.-ae,. ii> VA^.ll>-l) ALi. 
JF MTS iJKF A.x'b ALSO 'wltOTfc' A B.IOK ^iB iu'I "i!-""*' ii*.P:uY i.i"f K I N T>^E SCOTTISf"' 
SJTjLi.WiNT, .1i< THIS UNION FO-J!» CKILnRt.!*. -> t.^.i. 3a=:K : THi.l v. > nh, : 
'aILLIAK 
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VALIJCL. 

KY GRArn? FATF.B:? V;AS wILLIAM. >'f.L]p,h jS UN MARl^]?.,D > rjj LiViS » T 'IHE 

pw^'SP^'T TIMI; IN 1*^ ALM* KiLSOK f^LJ^SI^G t^Oi-'A,. i'lKM I'Aff.Tlh JJRN «»LSTOM 

Ar.'D d'^fV- IN' 1968. AALLACtTMAW JED V^?.A SCHILLING AW) Dlr-D i« 19ii7. 



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NOT TO hUGH IS KKQv Or THK FAi-JL^ Of flARVIE lOSCiPT THAT THiT 
V^'ERK FOR K^NI YEARS LIGHT HOUSEKEEPERS ON THfc ISLfc OF MM. 
TMi ISLE OF i'AN IS A LIllLfc. ISLE IN TFJ, WISH StA ABOuT l/? 
WAY P]f:lV:EEI^ SCOTL»fiD At-D IHKLAi^llJ. IT HAS A VBJ'.Y RUGGED COAST 
LIK6; AivD HAS tUD A LIGHT H'JuSE THW-E FOR Gk-NTURIES. 

IT MAKES IT A LITTLE GONFUSING BECAUSE KY GRAf.'DFATHER 
DANB:L RARVEY MRWIKD a MRY HARVIl. THE a* I'll LAST NAl-lI, V« ITH A 
DIFFERENT SPELLING. MY GREAT GR.i^I!U MOTHER GR&v^ UP IN CAMPSLTa.'N, SCOTUND. 
MY GREAT GRANDFATKR V.AS DORl\i IN ARGYLf. , ILL. SOME ROn HI, BEGAN 
kRlTTNG TO MAf.Y RARVIK Af.D rftJPOSED TO ~'iR 3Y Li-.TTaR AND THi,N V."ENT TO 
SCOTLAND AKD MA.RRffiD HSR. MY G-iEAT GRANDMOTHEH DI^'S Al AGE 38. SFE 
MRRIED DANIF.L HARVt;Y AKD I'HEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN . THE OLDEST ONE 
BEING 'ft ILLIAM, MY GR^ANDFATFER. 

I 1/vILL GO FURTHE'! INTO THIS wHILE DOING THE PAPER ON IKE HARVEY SIDE. 
tftRI HARVIE IS BU?,IED IN THE SCOTTISH CfiilElAr i AT AftGYLE,ILL. 



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WILLIAM BARV£YWAS BOR Df:C. 25, 189h Ofv IHI- FAMILY FARM LOCATED ON 
VEST lAM. KE WAS BORM ON THE FAMILY FARM TAKEN UP FROM THi GOVKRKfcNT BY 
HIS GRANDPA THSR. HE LIVED HIS fcNTIRi LIFE IN THE ARGYLK SETTLEMENT AREA. 
Hi WAS VERY ACTIVE IN WIL.On" CRtEK CWURGH BEING BOTH BAPTIZED AND 
CONFIRMiiD IN THAT CHURCH. HE ATl'iNDt,D BR(>JNS BUSIKESS COLLEGE IN 
ROCKFORD. HE MARRIED MUD! U. DEGROFF AND THIS MARRlAGfc IS INCLUDi-D IN 
A SEPERATE PAPER UfJDER THE DEGROFF SIDE. WILLUM AND MAUDE HAD 3 CHILDREN 
WHICH WERE: 

LAWRENCE 

ROBillT 

JIAN 

JEAN IS MY MOTHER AND I WRITE MORE ABOUT HSR 0.. A SEPERATE SHEET. 



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MY GSAM*iOTHiaiS MIDKN N.\h£ WAS JJEGROFI- . TdlS FAaILI OHIGIN^TSD IN 
HOLLAND, CQtaNG To A.- -tlGA li< ABOUT TH£ EAIILX 1800' ». NOl TOO hUCH IS 
Kf.'OI AB >01 THE fAKIi.1. AS FAh HACK AS CAN Bi TRACED Id EC wkni Aii«AyS 
FARMiittS. MY MOliM CAN KEiMLi'iBriK MAKI Tt-.ItJGS TOLD TO WlH HI 
HHl OHANDFATHKn. «&. K-M Ai^O ABLE. TO FIJ.D AN OJJ PIGToRk IM iCT CR-AT 
ORAK'DMOl-fffiRS Bi-LONGimS THAT LISTiD ON TriE BkC'^ SOHE PISTIrfF-NT •; 

TNF'IRMATION. .... i. - ^ 

raiS FAMILY SKTTLSD IK PENNSYLVANIA KM) WeJiL CONSIDFiuD Flt^'SYLVAI^lA 

DUTCH, TH£ NAMS DSGROFF WAS SHORliKtD FROM VAN DSGhOFF , , 

wfc KSa« T-fAl m C?.FAT O.KKAT CHKAT G' AK"uhOT,-fER SLIZA DF.GROFFCa'F.STHIP) 

WAS BURN DiXJ&nBfctt 2$,161h. KHS ^iAFl?.]ED Th'E FIHST TIl-IS IN 1P37. SH¥ WAS 

LEFT WiDQv IF 1852. SHt T4FN HARRIED HY GREAT GJfKAT CRKAT GRAKDFATHJrC PHILBttM) 

THIS MARR3AGfc TOOK PLACI DSClFiSVH 25,1673- 

THfcY LFFT -FNN. IN 1895 AND CA>1EV«VST TO iiOSCOK . i-lY Q EAT GRKAT GRSAT 

GRAMDFAT'HflS HAD A BROTHER VsHO HAD SKTILKD ASOJND THMK SO Hfc CAMS TO HIS LOG CA^BIN. 

THIS SAMS, GRAMiFATilKkeAS LATTER KILIXD PULLING A LOAD OF GRAIN FROM HOSGOS 

TO CHICAGO TO TRADi FOR SUPPLIES. IT WAS A BITTER COLD DAI AND HK HAD GOTTfiN S 

OfT OF THE WAGCffl TO WALK, PROBABLY TO WARM ^IP AM) SLIPFFD BNDtR THI WHIiFL 

AND WAS KILLED IlS-tEDI.ATSLI. THIS T .lOK FLAGS AT BIG FOOT, WISC. 

MY GR-AT GREAT GRUT GRAKDFiO'WKR DIfc.D JUNE 8,189U. SHI LIV^.D TO BI PO 

YiAJlS OLD. ^^ 

OF THl SECOND KARPIAG?, A SON WAS BORN AND WAS NAMED AU'.XANDIR 'SG-RC»'F 



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DSCaCSF GfcMtA.LOGI--GRANDhOTH]LR (MTtRNAL BIDfc.) 

FROM THE MAilRIAGl OF LLIZA AND P^IlLSiJAN D&GltOFF A SJh, ALSXANDSJt, 
WAS BCmN. THIS WOULD BK MY GREAT GRiAT GRANDFA'iriWt . THIS FAI-ilLY AL. -YS 

' LIVtD kR'Juhij ROSGOt ANDW^JtE FAflKEP.S. IfiSY OvNED A FARM JUST :.:«TH 
Oh KOSCOl!. kabU IHfe jLLlr.OlS TOLL ROAD NOh IS. Of THIS u^.ION, 
FOUR SONS AND OW*. DAOGHTtH iwAS DC^IN. THE OLDk^T SON BiJNO Kl GR£AT 
GRAM)FATHLft. ALtXANDUt HARfilLD RHODA I4fe,RGriANT IN ROSCOK BUTaK COULD 
NOT f IND IHS DAT! OF THIS UNION. THi CHILDRKNS i-AMlt i.'.VKE FRAM, 
LaSTaA, AiiT,ALk.X. AW SRACk. ftHODA, TKi /-lOTHLR WAS t^iOi.li iOK i-.ILKS 

"aROUMD AS"AUNT RHODII* AhiDWAS AiftATS GALLSD ON IN CASSi OF SIGHji-.SS, 
CHILD BIRTH AK'D ANY Tli-a. k^Y ONK iSbi-lMD A ri&hPlNG HAhQ. OF THIS FAvJLY 
MY DIRECT BSSCfeNai.T WAS KWNK. Ht, «AS HI GRiAT GRAICFATHIA. 

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ej^il.n J»Ci ilanTCft Vt*.t ,AGCli« .SOAJW (MA .U 

,--. Ajva *j iKAO w fio aajJA'j aiAwLiA SArfonA "iiauHfl va_ja"&a c. 

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DEGROFF Gi.W&ALOGY»» MAT^AWAL SIDl««GHANDKOTH!<Jl 

FRANK DKROFF WAS BORK IK Fi.MCHS STSR, L'JONf: COUNTY, Il-LIK'OTS 
AP^TL 3, 1861. HF. "rtAS THI FT??ST .^OflN SON OF AL OCArDf-l AND RHOfA't (MS-fMART) 
riGROFF. Iffi LIVED IN THI ROSCOB -8VLIT AR'J. HIS rNTlRI LIFK AND FARMKb OK 
THK SAM FARM FOR 65 YfcARS. "F H'l ftT Af;D I-iARhlED EDITH W . G't-'JCk-ilK OF 
ROSCOS, IL'IN'JIS JAK'JAP.y 2?, 1RP6 IN THE H0;#, OF T-!i; B!=HDI . RKV. H.P. HIGLEY 
FRKFORhSD 1W. CI-irEHOIT. 

FSANK AND IDIT'i MsAT AT H5R FATHf^^s ■ IDK.^ hlhL A iD TKrSDiATKLY W&RF. 
ATTRACTS-D TO '^ACH Ol'Hfcft. EDITH VJ A 3 NOT WilTF- 18, KAWK ftAS ?3. OF THIS 
UMON T!^R£E CHILDREN y. iltl. B;31N. THEY WEH6 i-AUDE, £ARLE, hm HARVEY. 
MAUDB.WAS 30KN AI^.IL 19'IH lP-67. SHE V, AS i'ii GRANDFiOTril.fl. BArLBWAS 
BORN AT P.OSOS i'AY ?eth,lF89 AND niF.D IN HIS YoJTH . riF I'lfiD S&Pl'. 5T!i,l896 

in ROSCO^., ILL. Ft^:RVi;l G0JIV,1K DKGRO.^F v.A'^ BJiNAI^.IL l?th,190r7 AND NU- 
RSSinSS IN FRtSPOKT. irS FAF.M^-ID FOR MANY YFAHS A»0UM) T^SCAIO. ICA AND IS 
MOr.' HITIF^SD. 

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DEGROFF Gf.Nr"ALOGY**mTK^N*L SIDE>* 

01 THE Uf'ION OF tHKM AND ' DIIH(COuEwirO THLIft lAUGmUt IS HY 
DT!«SCT D&C?:TJDENT. hi^.UDE URSULA 'w AS BOfth II- R05C0E, ivIWsIib».00 COUhTX 
ILLINOIS ATF.IL 19TH,ie87. SHE GRAriUATLiJ l-tiOil ROSCO*. HIC'J SCHOOL AMD 
VAS O'Ak OF T;{E first GR/-DUAWS FROM ntKi.LB COLU-GK, NOK KNOf^N AS NCRTHERN 
ILLINOIS. r>H£ TAUn-rIT SCHOOL fOR i-IA.NY YL^^RS RLFefti, H5.R mRRlAGK TO 
kILLIAM VAUV^ OF ARGYLl, ILLINOIS . THEY WSAK MAP.HISD BY REV. PMftSON OF THS 
ARGYLK PRl-S. CHURCH IN XfiS BftlDSS HOME. T'iE SA!-iE HOUSE VmHSP.E HER iMOIS&R 
AND FATH'cR 'WJltK .MAl'RTID. v«. ILLlAiS UAS Of DIhftlGT SCOTTISH AhCliSTRY AND 
LIVED HIS EKTlRfc LIFE IN rH% ARGYLfe ARM. AFTk,R THEIR MRi-lAG^ THE ^K)V£D 
TO A F.«ixSM K(aTH OF ARGYLfe AN D »^.AIS1;D THSTK FAivILY IN THIS AR>A. 
VsILLIAM AITSNDED BRChiNS BUSINESS COLLEGE Arii WAS A LIFETIME MEM^R OF 
klLLOv CSEDK PR£3. CHURCH. HK V.AS ALWAYS Yho.l AClIVfe Jh THIS CHURCH. 
OF IHIS UNION THRffc VHILDRFK VvkRS. 30RS. THK 5.LD&SI IS LArtRlMCt R. 
HARVEY AND'W0RP;D IN THE KLICTRICAL BUSINESS U'NTIL ILL HiALTH ^JsQUIRSD 
HIS RKTLREHE}^. HE AMD HIS a IF£ MARGARET LI^f\ IK nAUSAU AT THE PitBSfcST TIHE. 
I-KE r.FCOM) SON .AS M'.MFD ftOB'RT W . . HK SEF.VcD U THE >AVY DuT.ING 'J LD %0 
AND RETIRED IK 1972 Iv ITH IHE RANK OF LT. COI^iflANLkR . HI, SP?;NT MAKY YURS 
wOftKIMG IN T'm FFKTAGOJS. ill KNCb FJfcSIDhS IN ^i^i-^I:GTON, VIRGINIA. I'rff 
LAST BOr.N IS hY MOTHi-?:, Jt.AN ' LIZABriH . I WILL Tia KORE OF MY BiriEDlATE 
fAhlLY IN IHt CLOSING OF THIS FAP'vR. 



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aaA yK^alJ•<A Henrooe TOiwia «. p.AWi!iAijJi*v .011.'?''^'' •• • 
ai•.•^•^ «h-T joaI'Nam rixht 'f"-^*: .a?«a ijjnw* iht kit r«n. 

.AiiiA zvri ar ;*Hr a-JETAfl a »a uydiia to htt'^ 

<L KtMM .ctrra'arj a ?.Af. (Wa liija^oo 3e3wi?!ua ankOM ai> uji.'.' 

.Kfiiiy^ dtwr .;i iviruA iMv 8ya*ua 2aw au .hoauho .ejir? ^^t* 

.iHir r*i?-ifi »Hr ta u.^tS^A- -^i ivLi ti^aojiam j<i* ?ih awA m .T^jaajiiTm 8i}i 

'. .. Zu •- •"*'.:*r.i i",A'. ihr .IT a^v.«Be if .. w T«igc/i gikak a/ ^ mo?, cr/coia iht 

r-'.nAJT t.\A.i r*t-'i<: jn-; .Kt(TK»«rtoo . r J *o xidAii iht hti*; st^i wi aisina ar.* 

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DEGROFF F*MILli: TRSa. 



PHILKi^yiN 


U^KNCVvN D^TK OF 


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FRANK 


186l-19li2 


^AUDIi 


1887-1971 


JEAN 


192h 


JAY 


1957 



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GOOa.IN FAMILY GSNSLOGY 



THIS IS A GSNILOGY OF THE GOQIKIN FAMILY. MY GRhAT GRAND MOTHBl V.AS 
A GOODwIN AM) SO I HA^lt TRACiiiD HiK HERITAGi. FOR THIS PAPER. MOST OF 
THS RESEARCH FOR THIS PAPER GAMi FROM IHt BOOK " THE QOOQvINS OF HARTFORD, 
CON v., DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM AND OZIAS'J I ALSO WAS ABLE TO GET MA'iY 
FACTS FROM THE OLD FAMILY BIBLE AND A DIARY CARRIED DURING THi CIVIL kAR BY MY 
GREAT-GRSAT-GRSAT GRANDFATHER DURING THE CHIL WAR AMD KEPT DURING HIS 
TRIP BY C0V1.RED WAGON TO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. 

IN SfcPTEMBSR,l632, A S^JALL BOAT NAMED THS LION ARRIVED AT BOSTON. 
OCCUPYING A LEADim POSITION ON THIS SHIP WAS WILLIAM GOODWIN AM) HIS WIFE 
SUSAKMH. EITHER ACCOMPA LYING OR SHORTLY AFTER CAM A BROTHER OF WILLIAM 
CALLED OZIAS AND HIS WIFE MARY. THERE WERE FOtTY Pi^OFLi 

ON THIS BOAT A^T) THESE NiW SSITLSRS WfeitS UISIGNATED AS THE "ffiAINTREE COMPANY" 
OR "THE HOOKER COMPANY". THIS MEANT THAT THEY WERE ASSOCIATED BY A COMMON 
SYMPATHY WITH VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF THE REV. THOMS HOOKWt . 

OF THESE IWO BROTHERS, yvILLIAMWAS CLEARLY A MAN OF GREAT SUBSTANCE. 
HE HAD SOLD LARGl AMOUNTS OF LAND IN ENGL.*iND TO COME TO THE NBW wORLD. HE SOON 
HAD PURCHiSED LARGE AM-JUNTS OF LAND IN THE THEN SMALL TO«N OF HAHTFORD. 
OZIAS HAD LEFT ENGLAND WITH VERY LITTLE. HE HAD NO LAND TO SELL BEFORE 
DEPARTING FOR THE NHW WORID. 

THI RECORD OF THIS FAMILY DURING THESE MANY YEARS IS AN HONORABLE RECORD OF 
WHICH ANY FAMILY CAN BE PROUD. 

THE FAMILY NAME "GOODW^IN" IS ONE W HIGH IS Vh,HY v. IDELY DISTRIBUTED OVPJt 
ALL THE NORTHERN COUNIRIES OF 6.JR0PS. 

THS WORD "GOOa-.IN" STANDS FOR "GOOD FklFNDS" OR "GODS FRIKND" . WHILE THE 
GOOIWaN FAMILY CAN BE TRACED AS FAR BACK AS lia^?, WE WILL START W ITH THE 
ONiSWHO CAME FROM BkAlNSTOEE, ENGLAND TO BOSTON. 



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Y'A,>< TIC OT JJflA .^AW 02JA I PP.AIoO JVU I^.AIJJI W -fO 2T«ACItI08ia,.KK00 

A r^: £Ai, iivia wr L^rjiuu aiirfHAO yhaig a cka ueia yjima-? ajo if?r moot 8toai 

Zlh cur wo T^I> OMA RAa' JIVIO iht OMIflUd «arHTA'«Ii'!AflO T.AJHO-TAirflO-TAaHO 

.KIB.<COaiW KX1HTU08 OT '4GDAvV aXffJWO Ya HlflT 
.^Or&->H TA uaVInHA MOtJ iHT aaL'4.«< TArja JJAMr, A ^SCdl^flieMaTSIR MI 

j-iw ei:- c A mikCoc'O xaujiw gAwqr^? zam mo moitteo^ o^^tgau a oMmuocx^ 

■OIJJIn "^0 5!X''TCH8 A JMAD >iaT'lA YalSCH?. HO 0MITHA'IMO0:3A yO&iTia .HAiMAgUr 
ijSOA'i n.vi.J'ii JI««W aJiJiiliT .YSArt a?I-V 8IH QUA BAIiO QIJJAO 

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.!C.iaC:. ». Yfi GiTArCOacA Ifljirt YaHT TAHi' TMASiM iilHT ."IMAqMOO H.D100H SHT" a. 

.HOOCH SAMOiiT .V3f« S^;T TC aWOTHTHO aWA 8/Wrv HTIW YHTAKMYa 

.4 .'ATSboe TAJi>0 iO ^tA.'l A YaMAjUv- R.A'a i-lAlJJIrt »8)«HT0HH OWT ISUHT TO 

i/.< ST:'. .Gu^uA /fcvl IrfT OT JWOO OT aVfAarji^I ;^I fiHAJ '-iO 2TMU0MA lOMAJ QJOE QAH IH 

.HX^ViTriti "iO HWr>T JJAME WIHT iHT WI ai4AJ "^O STMUf MA lOHA-J dilZimmi QAH 

J.K. -lie iJ.TI?, OT OMiU OM n»H IH .JuTiTJ YflSV HTIW a:.lAj,T/!I T'ISJ OAH 8ATS0 

.OIHOt^f W«14 IHT «01 OMITHA^IQ 
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.r^f HI..* ^C ZiltiTAUCD MJaHTrtfJW JTHT JJA 

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MY FAMILY IS THE DIR&CT DESCENDIKTS OF OZIAS GOODWIN. Hi. wAS 
BORN If; 1596, lH BRAINSTRSE, ENGLAND, m KAkRIBD FARY WOOIInARD. 
OZIAS DIRD APRIL 3,lbS3. l^vK DO NOT KJjA' FOR SURE. U(h M!CY GHILDRtN 
THEY HAD. Vi/S DO KNG-j TFj^T THREK CHILDRl-.N SURVIVED HIM AS THi. DIv ISION OF 
HIS FSTATS RIVEALS. THE ELDEST SON, \ \I_LLIAM^ WAS BORN IN 1639, A SECOND 
SON WAS BORN IN It'fi, AND A. DAUHHTER, HANNAH WAS BORN IN 16.^ 

Vv^E ARE TKK DESCEDEIJTS 0F\\ILLIAK. WE HAVS NO DATES AS TO WHftN 
WILLIAM DTSD. 1« ILLIAK HAD A SON, ABRAHA M^ VHO \^AS BORN II- HARTFORD,. JuLY , 
30,1699. ABRAHAM WAS ONK OF THE FIRST SETTLFRS OF T:-fE NBft, TOa-'N CALLKD 
LITCHFIELD IN CONN.ABRAHAM G00a<IN FJARRIED VARY B]RD, APRIL 13,17?6. 
MARY BIRD WAS OF FARMIKGT0N,C01vN. SHE DIED JW'E 7,1788. ABRAHAM DlJiD 
JAK.6,1771. THTiY ARF BURJk- IK A CSMTXRY OKWV.ST wSTREST IN LITCHFi: LD 
WHFRE THE GRAVISTOKFS STILL CAN BE SiEN. THEIR CHILDREN V.t.HS.: 

■M-THAMEL »-:!-EjRMOCT . 31,17?7*^*MRKI1D ELIZABETH I^ARSH 
IHOMAS**BORN JUNE 30,1729**MRKl]iD ANNA raLBOURN 

CHAELIS^BORN MAY 5,1731 ->*MRkI1D THANKFUL RUSSEi^L 
FHINEAS-SH^BORN JUNl 8,1733*«i^AS KILLED AT FORT wILi^lAM HEMRY IN 
••'• ■ ■■ FRMCH WAR. 

OZIAS «*BORN N07. 27,1735 **MARRIED HANNAH VAIL 
* " ' " JESSK**BORN SS'tPTEMBER 3,1737 ^^.''J'.RRIFD RACAEL HIA.CE 

'■'' ' ^ MAHY **BORN APRIL 3,171jO<hH1ARP.IF,D THEODORS CATLIN 

*'• ■ ■■'"''' '■ - RUTH-ii-^BORN AUGUST 5,17ii3*"-DIKD I?i 1P06»*UNMARRIED 

OF T'HIS FAMILY, NATHANJIL IS OUR DIRECT DKSCENDiNT. HE WAS BORN OCT .31, 
1727. HE i-jARKlSD KLIZABETH R^RSH, JAN. 30.1751. ELI^ABh.TH WAS BORN ^H . 10,1729, 



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THS EAUGHTER OF llBRMliZER ^ND BS.B0RAH(3UKLL) MR3H OF LITCHKI- LD,COIIlJ . 

ON JA^i. 10,r75ii, NATrl^ivr^.L aKGil/ii'D Yr.H. ZZil BY D^ hD OF a ¥k h. OF 

FIFTY ACRKS FROK HIS FAThffS, SJTUAl'HD AT S ■ ,TH FaHKS . THIS IS i:,;. 

THS TQ'.N OF MORRIS. H£ V.AS ONt OF THE LISTERS OF THl TOVN FOR SIXTEEN YFJiRS. 

HKvMS CONSTABLE OF THi, TOfJN FOR FOURTtKlC YFARS AND TAX COLLf.CTOR 

FOR f'lVl YLARS. Hfc WAS APPOINTED LT. OF THi. LI'ICHFIfe-LD THIRD COMPANY 

Ih 1767 AKD JAMIARY 1776 VvAS vOMilSSIOl'fcD GAPTAIM OF A. COi'iP'*! Y v.HICH 

FOP A PORTION OF THAT YBAR >,AS SlAl lOKSD AT t'Bv' YORK. "wISHING AGaIN 

TO KNTE'.R THS ARMY AND FSARBiG TO DO IT BSGIUSS OF THS SMLL POX THEN 

SO PRi:VAL>NT, Hit WAS IWl-OCULATKD FOR THAT DISEASK AM! DIED FROM THE 

IKNOCUIATION. H?; DITO may 18,1777 . ELIZABETH (;-ARSH) GOOD,* IN, HIS 

1%IF£) DIED DEC. lU,l8d2. THtTR CHILDREN w ERE: 

ELI^.A BETH**BORN AU:^. . 2,17^3''t%Itl¥.\i StPT ^,1753 
SOLOMON <-BQRli APRIL 26,1''5$^NARRI?,D AI'I-'A V.AJGH 
JAi^ILSv^BOkN FEB. )4,1760*i»-mRRIh:D ABIGAL HAHRISON 
NATHANIEL -::-«-BORl\; FEB. l(,1760«MArtHlSD RHODA ORTOK . 
CHLOS^KtJULY 31,1766*Fi'kRRlED JOSEPH SANFORD. 
WE ARE THE D&SGENDSNTS OF SOLOMON. 

SOLOMON GOOQjIfl WAS BORN IN L:ilCHFla,l^,GONN . APRIL 26, 1755.'LiPON 
LEARNING OF THl. LiiXINGTON ALARM IN AFFIL, 1775,Hi, KNLISTM) IN DB,FLNGK 
OF HIS COUNTRY IN IH& COMPANY OF CAPTAIN DAVID WFLCH OF LITCHFIELD 
AND THE FOLLailNG MONIH MARCHiD TO FORT EIV-ARD ON THE HUDSON RIVER a'HSRR 
HI REMAINED TILL SEPTEMBER OF THE SAM' YEAR. IN THfc SPRING OF 1776 



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OF CAPTAIN BKZALLSL AMD 'a LNT TO fv&. YORK Clli V, Hk'- lii THLl uvtfti. 
STATIONF.D AT T ?a TIME OF THi. DICURATIOK OF :ND^.FlNDSKCt!, WAS 
SIG>;]tD, AFTE-RUAP.D GOIN" INTO Kttv JkRSiY AaD RETURNED HOM JAN. 3, 1777. 
HE ALSO S.^iTV&D StViriftAL OTHER .•jaiSTi'Itf.AiTS DURING T t ftlMlNDSR 
OF THE RSVOLUTIOIlAflY VjAR. A AJTOrlOGRAPHY Iw M^,USG.■'1PT, 
GIVING A j'.JRk, Dl!.TAlLe,D ACCOUNT OF HIS hILITAffY LIFL AfiD HIS 
A-KCLSTRY IS STILL IN lii POSSfeSSION OF H.IS DSSCahDA'\TS. Hi. 
\JAS rARRIED NOVEI'iBi;.". 29.1781 TO AKNA WaUGH. A;.:NA -wAUOH wAS BORN n«iRCH 
11,1760, DAUGHTF'^ 0^ THOMS AI-D ROSINA(ft ATSON) V.A UGH OF LITCKFIltLD. 
SOLOMON GO 'BtilH liOV^D WITH HIS F^/JLY IK AUGUST 1802 10 VJlLLIAI-iSTO/.N, 
OSvi.GO CO. MY, N?U' YORK, Hi, ^.KSIBliD SSVtRAL Yt PS FHGAGM) IN FA^tKlNG . 
IN KIS LATT!i,R YkJ^^S Ht. SITTL.-D IN ROi'S;, r'Sv lORK Vv HiKk; HE DILD 
SEPT. 29,183$ NAD HIS wIFfe, ALSO DIED THSRE OCT. 22,16U6. THilR CHILDREN 
WERE: 

ANGELm^^iH^BORN AUGUST 22 ,1791**I'^ftRnD ANSKL LOVitJOI 
HiKAN-!**BORN MY 1, 1785*^MR** IfeD BSTSF.Y KYATT 
SYLVIA -^'^f- BORN DEC. 2b,1787^H*DIiD K'U^CH 6,1791 
ROSANNA-iWi-BOW DL: . l6.1790**mR!» liD SAKJKL PLUMB 
NATHANIEL** BORN OCT. 28, 1793-iH.4^AMIED J«NCY kNSIGN 
SOLOhON-"-M-BORN JUNI U,1797**-MARhIlD HANNAH flAMLIN 

OU?. DIRECT DESCENDANT IS AhMH. Hi V^OULD BE MY GILIT GRiAT GiEAT 
GHA ^ DFATUR . 

HK>ikN G'DOD/^IN VvAS BORN IN LITCHFIkLD CONN. AMY 1,1785 Af«D MO\/ED 
WITH MIS PA'^ENTS 10 'w Ii.LIAI'4ST;>vN , OSv^GO CJUNTY, Niiv' YORK. HE MAR-IED 
BSTSFY HYATT, DAUGHTi'R OF RODGER HYATT. SHE DIED JULY 10,lP6]j AT im AGF Op 
78 YEARS. 



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HKI-IAN GOOEt«INV/AS A FAP.ME^t IN U ILLTAMSTQ.'N AND UIi,D NOVSMBiR 
12.1875. TlffclR CHILDFtZN V.'ERR: 

HIMAN-** BOFN MAY 27,lfi?8-*H(-M»LRI&D UTSULa COKSTOCK 
WASHIKCTON*-«-BO«N MiRCH h, IF 11**0: F,D FEB ?P,lPl$ 
ELIZA -iH^BO^J] Ml 23,l^l5wiARhIkD tDAAR:.] HIGBiii 
MTKILDA*^tBC.\N APRIL 17, 1817 ->0IE3 AUGUST 20,1P21 
SOLOMON**BO«N FIB. 2^,18 19-^*01110 JULl [.,1819 
MRY ANN^K-BOftN JULY 20,lP20iH.'MftP.ISD ABitAli*.M A. VA1\VLU,K 
JAMb;S-»*BOr.N JULY lP,l830-*^-M'(*?.IfcD wILLlAM KiiNDALL 
ABRAHAM^BOPN JULY 12,1832'-'-DIID MAY ?0,186U, UNMARISD 

HEMAN GUCWIN VAS BOftK IN . , ILLIAMSTQv N, OSWEGO COLiFTY,f!lvV\^ 
YORK, iAY 27,1828. HIS FATH^^. VAS ALSO KAiXRD H£MN. HS, l-IAftFfliD 
URSULA iXIZA COMSTOGK 11^ NOVkMBM 29, 1865 . UttSUL> KLT2A COtiSTOCK 
WAS BOrtN n FLOR^'-NCS, ONEIDA COUNTY, NFa YORK OK JANUARY 25,1832. 
Sm WAS im DAUGHTIJ^ OF JULIUS AI'D SARAH(l'.OTHROP) COMSTOGK, HiMAiJ 
GOOI>iIN INLISTt.D IN IHK UNION ARMl', OCT. 25,1801 IN CO B.-32ND. 
RSGT. NH': YORK VOLUNTk-KRS AND V, AS KONOilABLY DISHARGED OCT. 25,1861. 
WHILa Sit-VING IN THE UNION ARMY HK i-EARD OF THS FWTILE LAND T'l*1 
V.jlS AV4ILABL& IN N0RT"H1,RN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHl? N v;iSGONSIN. 
as DKIDF.D T-AT uHfeN Ht IIAD SERVED HIS feNLISTMi.NT «K v. OULD 
TAK-. HIS FAMILY AND GO .. i.ST. HIS Vlfi, DikD JULY L2,1885. HLtAN 
DliD IN 1903. BOTH Hl.K.*iN AND URSULA ARi, BuftlSD IN OAfeOOD Ch.MTARI 
IN BtLOIT^ISC. HIS DI.»RY THAT H's, KkPT IS IN OLE HOUSEHOLD AND GiVitS 
A GOOD LOOK AT 'Ha TIHLS IN THE MIDDLI. 1800' S- TrlhlK CHILDREN WSr^S,: 
IDIT^ V. .-i^-s-BORN >ARGHlh,1868*«FARRIl.D FRANT( DF-GRO}- F-JHi- Ja N ^7,ib3b 
KYREYLK^-^BORN 1870 
T1LEST0N*«-B0RN 1875 



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BOTH WfRTLE AND TILS-STON LI kD IN TH*. HOSCOt, AHiJk ALL OF Th.LIR LPTSS 
AS DID SDITH. 

Wl ARK DSSCEKDANTS OF F.DITH . SHE LIVtD ALL OF HLrt LIKE OK Trit 
FARM T4AT H?R FATHER HAD PJRC JLSSD '/-HEN Hi CAI'S FROM 1^^ YORK. SHli MRRIiD 
FrlA.\K DltGROFJ' OF ROSGOE. THJilR CHILDREN 'aKKS: 

KA^UDK .'J.^H^BORN APaIL 19,l?87-'-*MARRIli,D W ILLIAM HARVEY 
MARLS FRAN'_ISiH«-BORN May ?8,18F9->»Dl\.i:. SI.PT i 1396 
HARVi--Y GO0Df-;iN^«^BORN APRIL 12,190? **MARRIED SSILV DAUG {EK3AUGH 
Wl GRA,N!DMOTHM -.'.S ^AUDE. SHE ^IVED HFK aNTIRE LIFl, IN NORTHVRN 
ILLINOIS AND SOUTHERN V. ISC ONSIJI. SK4 TAUGHT SCHOOL FOR FiANY IIAaS 
BEFORE HSR MRRIAGl TO WILblAM HARVIY OF ARGYH, ILLINOIS .THIY 'a'IRI rARRIiD 
OCTOBtR 15,1907. MAUDi DIGROFF HARVEY DIED DSCEI4BM 2,1971. TPS; CHILDRIN 
OF MAiJDk AND a ILLIAM HARVEY ARl:: 

LAWRkivCE R. H--.RVi;Yi*«-B JRN JANLARY 26,1915 **l^lARRIiD i'iARGARtT FULMLR 
ROBERT W . HARViY*»BORN APi^IL 29,19?0 ♦♦MARRIED DOROTHY SHEPHERD 

J^AN E. HAR Vin^*JUNi: 6, 192U««MARRIED ROBERT G. ANDrRSON 
MT HOTHM IS JSAN.THS CHILDREN OF JiAN ,^KD ROBERT'. G. ANDthSON ARB: 

JA^iiS M. ANDERSON**EORN JULY 20,19)46-*Hti^iAlip;IS,D LINtt^k D'GOTKA 
JON R. ANDI£KS0JJ««B0RN APHli. 8,1915 **MARRItD JANICK YCUNGRSN 

JAMiviK K. ANDiES0N*«-N0V .6,1951 «*MARR lED V- M . CHAMBERLAIN 
JAXitJiJ*liJliJ!iii!£SON**BORN 3».PT. 23,1957 



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G aDiT>.IN FAMILY Tilifik 



OZIAS GOOaaN 159 6-1683 

VILLIAM I6hl-? 

ABRAH-^M 1699-1771 

KATHANIiL 1727-1777 

SOLOMON 1755-1835 

!?BmN 1785-1855 

HSMAN JJT. 1828-1903 

tDllH 1868-1953 

MAUDS 1887-1971 

JIAN 192U 

JAI 1957 



JiAN S:LIZABi.TH AKT)SRSON(R«tVi:Y) 



JSAN ELIZABETH HARVKY, KY MOTHEft, wAS BJftN JUNt 6,192U 
IN BkLVIDI^.iE, Illinois .SHh, .;AS THL DAUGHTW OF\^/ILLIAK AND MAUDS. 
MRm (DSGROFF). HM FOLKS LIVaD ON A FAPil AROUND POPUK GftOVi. 
AND SHh LIVSD THErtS UN'ilL THK ^Gt OF TWO. SHE THEN MOViD TO 
ARGYLE, ILLINOIS. SH6, a AS CONFIRMED AND BAPTIZbD AT VjILLQ^ 
CR2IK PRSS. CHUACH. SHE ATTENDED AftGYLE GRADE SCHOOL AND GRADUATLO FOR 
HARLEM HIGH IN 19h2. SKfc STARTED WOdK f-OR MATTISON MCHINE WORKS 
IN THE OFFICE AND WORKED THEPE UNTIL HM MIRHIAGE TO ROBERT G. Al-DERSOIv . 



ROBERT G. AND J&AN i. (HAIIVEY) ANDERSON 

M PAISl.KTS M5T IN 19U3 AITO Wtiti M«nrs;D JJfi 2,19l45 AT 
i«iILm\ CREEK CHUi.CH, AKGYL& , ILLINOIS . THliY W^itt I'Af.riIt^, 3Y 
THE ?.iV. ROBS"! HUBBARD. THLY FfiRCfiASSD A HOl-i AT 332? CALIFORNIA 
RIAD AiiD LIVED THSRK 'IV\0 il-ARS. DJRUJG THIS TBlt THKIR FJitST SON 
JAffiS WAS BORN. l:-:i,Y THEN BOUGHT A HOi"iL ON I'Aft.aVND ROAD AJJD THKHi 
A SKCOhD SON V.'AS BORN. (JOi\ ft.). THLY LiVfcD AT 3232i'lARILAI'D ROAD 
FOR Two iFL-'.^S AM) IhSN PURCiif^SED A HOl-iE AT 182ii 2|iTH STRfciT. HKRM 
Tr]!,IR FIPST a^LUGHTKR JANINE 1\AS BORN. T-fEY 'rHJi,N PU.^.CHASED THE HOIiE 
T"-EY LIVlf, IK Na\ AT 2001; ORiCON AVfc.,ROCKFC«D,ILL. THLRL THSY tlAD 
A THIRD SON, JAY V.ILLlAi'i. 

ROBeiftT AJ'iD jSANVILL Gi^LaBRATE THEIR 31TH -vi.DDliNG ALKIVLRSAnY THIS 
JUNS. Tf-tY ARi; BOTH l^ib.NBi.fiS OF KMi-AKUEL LUTHERAK CHURCH. BOB IS 
FOOD SANITARIAN VvITH V,INIfEBAGO COUNTY HLALTH U5.PT. ALD JiAN IS 
SUPERVISOR aITH THE. CHAS. V. WEISS CO(COLONIAL VILioAGi) • THE CHILDRiN 
OF V-'IS UNION ARK: 

JAllSS MLTON A:;D^RSON-!t'*JULI 20,19 I46 
JON R. ANDl'RSON -;«- APRIL 8,19li9** 

JANINE KAY AM)SRSON'>-> NOV. 6, 19?!--* 
JAY WILLIAJyi ANDERSON-JK-SKPT 23,1957 



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JAMJS ATO¥,RSON V.AS 30'^.N JULY ?0,19l46 IN ROCKJ'C:?^.!), ILLTOOIS, SM 
OF ROBERT AND J]L*.N ANDKRSON (HAAVaY). Hk, ATT'END^iD ROLLING GRKS;N SCROOL, 
AND GRADUATED FROM KAST HIGH SCHOOL IN I96U. Hi KNTmED AND GR/DUATtD 
F^OM MIIivAUKKl SCHOOL OF fe,NGINi.k;RlNG . ALSO ATTfe.NDS UNIV. OF WISC. 
(raii'.'AUKS:^ CAMPUS). MRRIID LINDA B^;GOTKA AUGUST 3,197l4. HE LIVSS IN 
Mm.'AUKKK, WISC. HIS OCCUPATION IS "LfcCTf,! AL ENGINS-FJt. THKY HkVk. KO 
'JKILDft^N 

JON R. AND'i.SSON 

JON R. AKDFASONV-AS BORN APftlL 8,19lj9 IN ROCKFORD, ILLBOIK, 
SON OF -'OBKRl G. AND JEAN AKDbRSON(HARVhiY) . AT'TKNDF.D ROLLING GRk,k,N AND V.HITKHRAD 
SCHOOL. GRADI:aT?;D F^OMViESTi.RN ILL, iiACOHB, ILLINOIS IN 1971. MRRIEJJ JaNICIi 
YOUNGREN, AUGUST 21,1971. LIVifcS IN F:OCKFO)tD, ILL. AOrtKS FOR NATIONAL BI^CUlT CO. 
HAS 0^H ^HILD MKK, BORN NOV. 20.197li 

JANINE ANDERSON GKAMBERLAIN 

JANINk ANDRI^SON lAS BOSN NOV. 6,1951 IN t^.OCKKORDjILL. DOUGtiTW OF ROBE-tT G. 
AND JFAN ANDERSON(^^IARVF.Y). ATTENDED ROLLING GRSEN AND wHITI.Hl'D SCHOOL. 
GRADUATED Ff^OM EAST HIGH. hORKS FOR BILL TELFPHONt AS SERVICE REP. 
MARRIED WM ('HAMBMLAIN, JUNE 10,1971. lTJ^S IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS. H.AS ONE 
CHILD, BRIAN BORN MARCH 5, 1973. 



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JAY VvILlIaM ANDftRSON 

JAY *v'ILLlAM AKDKftSON VAS BORN SSPT. 23.1957 IN ROCKFORD,ILLl\iOIS . 
SON OF ROBK'TT G. AND JtAK fc. ANDERSON (KARViY). ATTENDS.!) THK l\HITKHiAD 
SCHOOL, LINCOLN MIDDLi; SCHOOL AND GRADUATED FROM LAST HIGH IN 1975. 
V;AS C0f:Fl4Mi^D AND IS ^ MB-MHfcit Or' fcMi>'iA NUi.L LUTF'MAN CHURCM. ATTK^DS 
ROCK VALLRY COLLEGI. IS A AVID GOLFER AND Ba.'LiiR. IS EMPLOYED AT IHi 
miVir.G ^AfsGE, ELLIOTT GOLF COoflSi 



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ANDERSON, ROGER LaVERNEV 1956- 



'!,;:ASK TYI'K: PLKASI'l PI.ACK THKSE SHKKTS AT THE FRONT V THK SECOND C.Ol'Y OK YOUR 
-AM I LY H I STORY . 

)ear Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So tli.it your r.JiTilly liistory can be iiindi> more uscliil to li i s t o r i a n s and 
)tlicrs study In)', Anicrican families, we are asking you to Till out the forms 
jelow. This will take you only a few minutes, and will be easilv madi- over 
Into an index whicli will permit archive users ready access to Just liiose 
kinds of family histories needed. 



S U R V i: Y 



Your name f\ c;t\g.'r L A tN^e'CSorv 

D ate of f o r m A ps'v\ -IG , \q'75' 

Your college: Roc k Valley (College 
Rockford, Illinois 



Office Use Cotle 
(ID //_ ) 

(ID // ) 



Check the earliest date for which you have been able to say things 
about your family in your paper. 



Before 1750 
1850- 1 900 



1750-1800 



1900 or later 



1800-1850 



Please check a 1 1 regions of the United States in which members of 
your family whom you have discussed in your paper have lived. 

New l-ngland (Mass ., Conn . ,R . F . ) y^ Middle A 1 1 a n t i c (N . Y . , I' e n na . , N . .1 

Va.) South Atl an t ic (Ga . , Fla . ,N .C . ,S . C . ) Hast South Central 

(l.a . .Miss . , Al a . ,Tenn ,Ky . ) W^jst South Cen t r a 1 ( Ark . , N . M . , Te x . , Ok . ) 

X '■■ a s t North C e n t r a 1 ( Mi ch . , Oh 1 o , I n d . ) X I' a c i f i c (Ca 1 . ,V>;ash . ) 
" (llawa 1 I , A I aska) ._X-(I]1., Wise.,) 

i'leasc check :}_}J_ occupational categories in which members ol your 
family whom you have discussed in this i)apcr havi- found t h e ms c 1 v e s . 



X Fa rmi ng 

/C T ransportation 

^ P rofessions 



_M i n i n g 
Big Business 



^ Manufacturing 

X Industrial Labor X Other /^oc.f^'.ACv 



Shop keeping or small business 



Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whom 
you have discussed in this paper have belonged. 

Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian X Methodist 

Baptist _Ep is copa 1 i an Congregational X Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon X Other Protestant Other (name) 



What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 



X Swedish Other Scandinavian \ German French 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans l]astern lairopc 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish 



British X Native Americans over several I'cne rat ions 

East Asian Other (Name) ^t-crt\<v-i-\A ~ ^'VaKsK 

What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 



X Interviews with other 
family members 

,X V ital Records 

X Photographs Maps 



__Family Bibles X Family Genealogies 
Land Records The U.S. Census 

Other 



FAM1 I.Y DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name t^^cvl yv\w TK»y»ic - ."':f -^ wJ' ^ ^^C'vi Cur rent Residence 

Date of birth A <^/v I ^L, \S^\^ -" " ■ " ■ '"^ ■ 



h A <^/v I :X, \S^\^ Place of b i r th R . I 1 , na^.fc: C S . S ^ ecl e v1 
Date of death Tv>. '^e \C> , ^'^S"^ Place of b ur ia 1 R co |<,f c d ^ {{kv^cS. 

Kducation(number of years); 

grnde school S5 high school vocational college 

( 1 c !' u p a t i o n ( s ) 



Lst_4 



^^^V^^ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates lSO(,-HQ 1st R&eVv^sVcv- tU/ Dates ( 9/-^ ( ?/^ 



^nd Trv^CK ^^^^ loW-er Dates lS\l-H\S" 2nd DaKo-J-J^ Dates (^/S''I9(''] 

3rd fi-^Tftvy, V\c^><o<^,s\: VVNC^ Dates \<Ht VC' Hl^ 3rd ncvf-qO i a X( / Dates /9/'7 

4 t h Ccvi^-^V o^Q A vc vx D a t e s AllV_ W^^ t h f?oc <ff,>- 4^( I D a t e s / 9J 5_r.Z.i^^S 

or social clubs, fraternities, etc. (jefAC^t'cVT . _ 



R e 1 i g i o n /^ u."t~K ev" rt 
Political parties, civil 



Place of 

NOTE: If 

re 



Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name ilavm-e ra->oUv\€. V ' Tetrq Current Res idence 

Date of birth ^(1/^1^ R^ \'R'\'Z Place of birth C)X\ ol vm u; o.^ Xo ^QCk 

Date of death 'Sr^^t, -:), ^^S'( Place of b u r i aF^^dL+jiUijiCjij Ctj^u. Tvcr ^b^,-.<i_ 



I'^ducation (number of years): 

grade school S high school 7 

college 



vocational 



PLACE OF RKSII)r:NCE 



Occupation(s) riwiv^i. ur iM..) .,....•.., .. 

^ (a fte r leaving h ome ) 
lst Q..^Kcn..?\av'\A- Dates VH\0-\H\^ 1st /)O C Xfc d X(| Da t e s (9/g 

2nd Hc^^eoc^v^C Dates \^XO_:^^t^nd__ 



^^5' 



3rd 
4 th 



Dates 
Dates 



3rd 

4 th 



D a t e s 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion Z^ l>. tl^^?*^ A 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc . Qt^ vinc^- '« c^ \_^ 

Place of marriage to your grand fa the r _Gef\e-OcN. da te_/^^^ ^ R.-?^) 

NOTE: If your lather was raised 'io age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give that data on the back of this paj'e 
(A-2) . 



A -2 Step^randfather (your father's side) 



Name 



Current Residence 



Date cf birth 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

College 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Relif;ion 



Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 

2nd 

.3rd_ 

4th 



voca t ional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 

D a t e s 

Da tes 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 
B-2 S tepgrandrao th er (your father's side) 



date 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school 

coll ege 



vocational 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 
Da tes 



1st 
2nd_ 
3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 1 gion 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grand fa til cr (your mother's side) 

N ;i 111 e ..o e v> ^aC^ev\-£- (■: T^ Vtv^ 

Onte of birth / \ ^ ^^ ^^.t I^O . l^S M 



Current Residence 

Place of birth ^\a.<r^cV^•^<£^ -t'ovx. .\ S^V ta. 



Date of death \A<:AVe\\ '^i ^^bH Place of burial /. > vi ■ Ac^sWy C em ««"Ta«- ^^ 

K duration (number of years): 

grade school S high school - vocational 

c c u |) a t i o n ( s ) 

Is t vav \r^ \t\c^ Da tes 

2nd Dates _2nd Dates 

_Da tes 3rd Da tes 

Dates 4th Dates 



3rd 
4 th 



"~ college 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Is t L^\ ^^.^:lc^\v :> ^ . J^^'^*-' ^^ Da t es l^X") 

_2nd 

_3rd 

4th 



R e 1 1 g i o n PA e."l V. c d \s "^ 

PolJrical parties, civil or social clubs, 1 r a Le r n i t i es , <- L c . V\ef^^VjV^J^>''\ 

Place of marriage to your gr andmo th er ('v\c.^v^-\ x^c,- ri<. X\.\\ac <.t^-i t e |\}c... ><^^vq;:;^\ 

NO'l'l''. : If your mother was raised by a stepfather or another relative (to 
age 18) give that data on tlie back of this page (C-1) 



G r aiulr.io tlier (your mother's side) 

Name TV\i^\«>Aa- CV'^^^'e^ ^v^ -^ V\a.AW\-er Current Residenc 

Date of birth - W ^ ^ ~>.A. , V^ 3. 

Date of death A^ • A ~>-'^ , ^'^^ V 



Place of birth Lt^xx^ Q ^oeP 

Place of burial t-iivi.t^'-^'i4 o. \ e g i^g-'*^"'^'" 'A 



Education (number of years) 

grade school V high school f^ vocational 2_ 



; o 1 ] e g e 




PLACE OF Ri'.s 1 di:nci; 

(after leavin;', home) 
Oy>evjQ.tor Dates \^iq-\H:il 1st \^^cv.v^■t ncVCvS Dal es [%(\ 



D a t e s 
Da tes 
Dates 



_2nd 
_3rd 

4th 



Da I <■:: 
[):i I e s 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n L VaA^A B r-e^Ves'l 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, c L c .v\e^:^■J,\ol vilan^ 

Svi.V\-S\\M\^ CllU -b, 'OS.C'.S. ^ ("-M-AY\<^t' , . . 

Place of marriage to your grandfather '''Ac ,^\ir \t\cv rvS . XV^^g^cxb. Dale- r'Vj c, ;q^ VS.^\ 
NOTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (lo 



H \ 



give that d-«-ta on the back of this paj^e (D-:') 



C-2 Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date oi death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school __high school 

Occupation(s) 



1st 

:nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t iona 1 



col lege 



.1st. 

2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
D- 2 S tepgrandrao t her (your mother's side) 

Name 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



Date 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of b irtih 



Place of burial 



voca t Iona 1 



col 1 c>;e 



.1st 
2nd 

.3rd 
4th 



PI, ACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Date s 



Dates 
Dates 
D a t e s 



R e 1 1 g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



U a t o 



I . 



J)Rj^N of A & B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's name should appear below 

date Tcj.>.tu.a.v^\ ^ \^{3l [ 



Name /irwAd. VM--etx\ .\^Afe'V., 
P 1 a c u of birth KcoK ic .rci XV \ 
Number of years of schooling" {"^ 



^ 



Residence RnC i<- ^ro.'.:i,Xl( . Marital Status nA,,,-r.fe A 
Number of children 3 Death 



c c u p a t 1 o n f v>ai<,Ui^e^ Olc< 



Name D,C2_CQiW_ Clqi.j^ \ ^,-\A^ ■iSCYi 
lace of b 1 r A J^ j^^^^^ XU d a t e fQc ,- | ( , ( ^ 3 1 



umbt'r of vears of schoo 1 ing /Q Occupation <, eC-re-('q .»''vA 

es i (iiMicej(\OcJCii^<4 Marital Status /Attn,' ,- y -e, ^ ^ 



N 
R 
Number of children 



_k=L 



1) e a t h 



N a me Tytber't lOcyA-leVl Av\(Jiev">X/^^ 

I' 1 .1 c e of birth (\oc^CPo.-i x:\\ 

Number of yg^ars of schooling [^ Occupation 'So [■«? -a >^q > iq . ^ g y~ 

Residence \^C c V\'^^^ci XVV Marital Status t'viaxT V ecL 



da 



te Sc^^^-^..-2>^. VH^S' 



Number of children 



N a ill e 

iMacc V)f birth 



-^ 



Dea th 



Number ot years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of children 



(■ (• upa t Ion 



Marital Statu; 
d e a t h 



Name 



lace of birth 



d a t ( 



Number ot years of scliooling 

Residence Marital Stcitus 

NumbL'r o I children Death 



c c u pa I ion 



N a me 

Place of b i r t h 

Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



date 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



N a m e 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



Nuiiiber of children 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 

Residence 

Number of children 



da te 



Uccupa t i on_ 



Marital Status 
death 



date 



Marital Status 
d e a t h 



_0 c c u p a t ion 



Name 

IMacr of blrlh 

Nunber ol vears of scliooiin; 



da to 



c (■ u p a t ion 



R 1 ■ s i tl e n ( 



limb I' r of children 



M a r i t a 1 Statu s 
dea L h 



N a me 

Place of birth 



(1 ate 

Number of years of schooling ._. ^___. 

Res i dene-.' Marital Status 

Numb e r o I ch i 1 d re n ilea I h 



(■ (• u pa t i I) n 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2)-your mother's name should appear below 

1. Name ^da.x\<^"tVc -^v^^xe C' \' ^ "^ '^ 

Place of birth Ca\eAc>-> va da te S.ey>t , VS, v'^J lDl 

Number of years of schooling /-^ uc c\.x Occupation L f Aj 

Residenc e ^cc't^^c.c^ , Xl < »\c-'i. Ma r i t a J S t a t u s .-va .;.<- .- > e A 

death 



Number of children .S 

N a m e U ^- >^ Ac- \ I £ w^e n C Q r v^'v - 
Place of birth Co.>&Ac\u-a 



date "sxv\e JIM , iSS-S" 

/'O >y.>> > Occupation, 



Number of years of schooling_ 

Residence C^^:,\oi_.^-e> t 4l\u<>c .^ Mar i tal S t^a tus .,^^^, ^ ^^^ A. 

Number of children 3 death 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolin; 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation_ 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 



date 



Res idence 

Number of children 



Marital Status_ 
death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 



Number of years of schoolinj 
Res idence 



Number of children 



date 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of children 



death 



Occupa t ion 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 
Res Idence 



Number of children 



date 



Marital Status^ 
death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res 1 dance 

Number of children 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children-. 



Occupation 



death 



10 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of yearw of schooling 

KtH Idence 

"i iinb I- r of children 



Mnr 1 t a 1 S t .i tus 
dca t h 



Occupation 



Your Father 



Name /■\v.'AO Va W^ed A^de > r:,C.Kl Cu r r en t Residence (\0(r'A^T-C ^ 4 
Date of birth Xavv^av^ V^ ^ \'^V7 \ Place of bitth ^Cf-yC'Vc/ci 
Place of burial 



Date of Death 



Education (number of years) 

grade school j^___high school__^ 



vocational / 



college 



Occupation(s) 

1st VvCfyM-Wrc OOcK^y- Dates /9-^'8 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

,_, (after leaving home) 

1st ("\^C.K'rO C cL Dates 



2nd AssevnUer-.S^^4sV^.>j ft^tes I ^ ^S" 



2nd 



3rd /l/ghoKia,! LrX-K Dates (9S^-\'^7(., 3rd 



4th 






iAc^ 



Dates 



4 th 



Dates 

_Dates 

Date s 



R e 1 i g i o n_i_2VTlr\erv>k 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, e t c . f'jepvl.O \ I toy^ ^ 

Place o £ marriage to your mo ther t''! < V'.c<x^.K-g tL UL'. sedate A^, ^H , < HH(c 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data 
on the back of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mother 

Name yg-a-AetVe C-"r ,^^\<^ ^Nf^A.^r '':.c\\ Current Residence Roc- VC^,- . ^ 'li'\.\yf^c^ 

Date of birth ^^■^\€L^\^<z.'r \S'. \'^T^ 



Date of death 

Education (number of years) 

grade school ^ high;- school 



Place of birt h (^IrlAo.ivq. XUvr^c *^ 
Place of burial 



W 



voca t ional 



J 



college 



Occupation (s) 
Is t ^^ A ^ o C^ClX c r 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates / 7^0 /'yya 1st ficAvot IOn^C Da t es [■^Vg/^Yj' 



2nd 



J ^i^v^C - 



Date s /7VJ.-/'^V^ 2n d ^OjaoJiiiidki- C^Ij., _ '^ '' ^ e s ft'Yg /'y 



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3rd Afwx<2.AVc.ofc<. HeAvc-vl K-^s\, Dates ^'H^-/^ I'Wr 3rd f^ry- VCvrro , TW D a t e s ^tyy^ y,.^. 

4 th Nurse -Lf 1\^ Dates / 9(^% - r-'^^'-'^ 4th 

Religion /^cAtl-i^r<N 



Dates 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. (\ g p^ ^ b I < Co j^^ _ 

\\}<}U\ 

Place of marriage to your father T^,\^c^^ tCf^ p vx: . s. , da t e _\^C3^<^ JVH^ L9_f7/^. _ 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data 
on the hack of this page (F-2) . 



Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 
4ch 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 


Dates 



Religion 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother 
F- 2 Stepmother 
Name 



Date of birth 



Da te of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



Date 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t i onal 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



_2nd 
3rd 
Ath 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



j'lare of marriage to your father 



date 



10 



CHILDREN OF E AND F (or E-2,F-2) -YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR BELOW 
Name (?aSSe,i\ l\Jc>vV,a.A AvxAaV-^r .0 



Place of birth RecV^^r-,- d , T^^ 

Number of years of schooling_ 

Residence KccXv-rrd J^^Wv^c.s Marital Status i>vcy>t f tcA 

Number of children \ death 



j)ale of birth Tu,^ 11, '^-/'7 

\G Occupation "f e<^CU("v 



Name .^av\r\e\l barV>aca l\.j\<ie< :^ V] 

Place of birth (^rC. 'C^c-:>x; A Date of b 1 r t h xAci. o^ xg^^'^^C 

Number of years of schooling '(-^ Occupation ^.^ i-,a.VeJMCrv\>c .,\fopW«?. 

Residence Pc?.c .^ \^. X^\\\Vi<~,<; Marital Status <, iy>o,v t--- 

Number of chi Idr en — death '_ 

Name ^ocyrT ^'^\)<i<^t^ i\AAe> .rv ,-, 

Place of birth Rcz^c K^ a . i , T\\ ■ Date of b Ir th j^cc-^ v^V^e,- '^.'^'^SC 

Number of years of schooling v3 Occupation '.,tv_^ Aev^V 

Residence \^(-,c ^^o: d XV^- Mar 1 1 a 1 Status sw-^rx^-^ 
Number of children — death 



Name 



Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupatlon_ 



Number of children 



death 



Date of birth 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schoolln; 



Occupat ion 



Res i dence 

Number of children 



Mar ital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupatlon_ 



Number of children 



death 



ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and 
administrative rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
Collection, deposited In the Rockford Public Library, Rockford 
I 1 1 i no is 

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Inffrmatfton obtained frorai 

1. Arnold Freed Anderson 

2. Jeanette Griff is Anderson 

3. Russelli^ormon Andei*son 

4. Barbara Jsinnell Anderson 

5. Dortfthy Anderson I^^elson 

6. Evelyn Hanmer Clay 

7. Eileen Bussey Delany 

8. Olive Griff is Bussey 



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Hjalinar theodore Anderson 

Hjalmar Theodore Anderson was born on April 2, 1891 in 
Dalslad county Billingsfors oweden youngest of seven, Hjalmar 
attended elementary school in Billingsfors and enjoyed winter 
sports, skiing, skating, and sledding. His father Andres Larson died 
when he was twelve so he was forced todo much of-the heavey 
work around the house, until he finally had to quite school 
when he was fourteen. He then went to work for a local Hogging 
company running logs down the river to the saw mill, Kost of 
the other children in the family had moved on so Hjalmar was 
supporting a big loadnow. He continued logging until he was 
22 when he decided to come to the United otates. He arrived in 
1913 on the ship Oecar II and then preceded to Rochester, r^.Y. 
There he work for a truck farmer. In 1915 Hjalmar and some of 
his friends went west for a better opportunity to make some good 
money. He set ground in the Dakota's for two years and was 
harvesting grain in the local fields. Most of his friends had settled 
in Rockford so he came back east and set up his permant residance. 

In 1918 he was drafted into the army and reported to Camp 
Grant. He remained there and was discharge Kovember 1919, the 
war was over, Hjalmar returned to Kockford and began construc- 
tion work. He married a neighbor girl Mamie Freed on August 7, 
192o, He then continued to helped construct** many prominant 
Rockford buildings i Swedish American Hospitol, iNational Guard 
Armory, Post Office, Bell Telephone Company and Zion Lutheran 
Church. 



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ftiamie Caroline Freed 

Mamie Caro|B.ne Freed was born March 13,1893 in Ottumwa 
Iowa second child of seven. IViasiie got her formal education in 
Ottumwa and graduated from high school inl910. After graduation 
8he||^ork at Morrells Packing Company where she worked in the 
canned meat department, Wiamie worked at ttlorrells until 1913 when 
she moved to Rockford to live with friends. She got a job at 
Free Sewing Machine and work there until 1920 when she married 
Hjalmar Anderson, ^ 



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Hjamlar and Mamie Anderson 

Mamie Anderson Isad her first son Arnold Freed on January 
8, 1921. At the time they where living an Parmelle iitreet in a 
4 room apartment. Shortly after iviamie and Hjamlar bought the 
only house they were to know on Seventeenth Avenue and Seven- 
teenth Street, In 1922 this was a rural location. Dorothy Kae 
was bom November 11,1923 the second child. On September 29, 1925 
a third child was bom Albert Wendell and the family was com- 
plete. During this time Hjamlar had been sa|M.ng money in hopes 
of returning to Sweden with his family but his plans were ruined 
when the depression came. In 192? Hjamlar made an addition to the ^ 
house which gave the family indoor pluming for the first time. 
Spare time was limited but they always found time to uphold 
the Swedish traditions they loved. Hjalmar lost his job for 
several years during the depress|ton but he always managed to put food 
on the table by having a large garden. For heat many times 
they would go to the railroad tracks and get an|J ties they 
could find to chop up for wood. After the depression the construe- 
tion bus^ess was on a boom and Hjalmar found work easy. Mamie 
was busy raising the children and carrying for the home. In 
19^9 Mamie became severly ill and peissed away two years later. 
Hjamlar continued working till retirement at64 and enjoyed 
Social Security benefits till he was in a bad car accident 
which left him uneonsious. He never regained consciousness and 
died two weeks later, June io, 1958. 



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SOBGEHSSDLAMON: 

Itar Igen h«r «n lank i var syskonri&g brustit* nar Syster ](aai« Carolina 
Anderson &^1«S sunSegs oaorgon den Era. S@pt» 1951 i Sv^dlata Amarican Hospital 
Syatar Anderson Ysr foSd den 13d@ Mars 1893 1 Ottuame, leva, Hon analot 

sig till iSlTirc Log* No. 522 YSsa Order of America den 15de. Dec. 1935. 

Narsiast sor.j:$M@ ar h^nncss siske, t^ra son^tr ooh en dotter, saat iiennes 

Fadar ooh iSod«r i lo'Sii^ tva systrar og2^ tr@ broder ooii ti^a Barnbare saeat 
Bnanga ^aanar oeh OrdQn syskon^ 



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Eiu©ra IJuviigt i fisn tysta sBuliea 
....'. .tyj^n' gan^ igea ¥i motas far, _...„, 

Hamad irarder bsslutad,, att till den evlidn^s fflinne» Logans Charter holges 
Bi©a sorgaflor for @n tid &v 30 dagar, oeh damia resuiatioa icfores i Logens 
Pro toko 11, och en kopia av densaisuna tilisandes den aviidnes faallj. __ 

Kockford 111. den 5th. Got. 1951. ^^„.__ _„ l\ 

_^ ; .;.;.„_. Ruby Anderson ..' _._. ■„,.„„., .„ _....,_ v- 

.: , ^_ : .Abs^ M. Carlson ._ l._„..- ;. ., 

__.; ^ . ._ ._ . i>- son. _ . , .,..' ^ : 

Hesalftticns Koiaaiteo .^ _' , _ 



to Camp Roberts in California for basic training and on to 
noncommissioned officers school. After graduation he came back to 
teach basic training to new draftees. In 19^3 he was sent to the 
European Theater to serve under General Patton third infrantry, 
Arnold was injured in 19^3 while Patton was marching to the Rhine 
ant sent to a hospital in France. He returned to the U.S. and given 
a medical discharge bxiA pupple heart. Arnold returned to Rockford and 
began working at National Lock Again in the cost estimating dept. 
In 19^6 he married Jeanette Irene Griff is. 



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Jnfantrg li^plarem^ttt alratntng (S.mtn 

CAMP ROBERTS, CALIFORNIA 

I To Wnorn It Ma^ Concern: 

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I his iS to Certify that .'^^^^^'^^^J^^^^J'' Anderson 

has successful lY completea the course of InsirucUon in the 
\ Officer Candidate Preparator'^ Scliool ana. is hereby awaraea 

this Certificate of Qraauation. 

By Command of Brigadier Genera! rales. 

\ Official 




William H. Fowler George H. Lawrence 

Major Infantry Lt. Col Infantr^^ 

Executive Conimanaant 




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Owen Eugene Griff is 

Owen Eugene Griffis bom Augest 30, 1894 (twin of Olive) son 
of Albert and Jennie Ralston Griffis, early settlers in Manchester 
townshop Boone county. His mother died three days after the twins 
birth. Owen and Olive were taken to the homestead farm where they 
were raised by their Aunt F4delia. This farm was obtained from 
the government by Owen Griffis Sr, where he lived nearly sixty 
years. This farm is still home to some of his descendents today. 
Owen attended Gray school for eight years and continued to learn farm- 
ing • He farmed with his brother Bert until he goe« into the 
service. Owen served in the ariny in H<fll and was stationed at 
Camp Iv'iacArthur in Texas. He returned to farm again with his 
brother until he got married to Thelma Hanmer in 1921. Owen knev/ 
the single farm was not enough to support his brother and Owen's 
familly also, so Owen rented and later bought the a|oining farm. 



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Thelrca Catherine Hanmer 

Thelma CatheriAe Hanmer was bom July 29,1902 in Leaf River, 
Illinios first of four children, She attended grade echool and 

I two years of high school in Leaf River. Thelma became a telephone 

operator at Kable Bros, in Mount Morris when she was seventeen. Her 
parents were fanners but never owned their own property always 

I rented, so they did not have strong roots. She wnjoyed sewing as 
a hobby and was an excellent seamstress, Thelma also played the 
piano. Her family moved to a farm in IViancheater township where 

, she meet Owen Griff is. They were married in mount i»;orri8 on 
November i9»1921, ' ' 



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Owen and Thelma Griffis 

Thelma Griffis had her first child Jeanette Irene on oept- 
emberl5» 1922, she was bornin the original house of the grandfather. 
The happy couple noved to the farm that ajoined the grandfathers 
farm and set up house keeping. Thelma and Owen had their second 
•hild Wendell Eugene on June 2^,1925. The land lord of Owen's farm 
had brought Ayershire cattle to this area fron the east and Owen 
milk 25 head by } hand two times each day. What a Job. The depression 
was baing felt by all especially the farmers, it was a reel struggle 
to get ahead. Owen also raised his own grain for feed and hey, but when 
•verything was cut in half ti gets pretty tough. By 19^+6 Owen 
had worked hard emd saved enough to buy the farm from the land- 
lord. In 1956 they decided to build a new house on their property. 
In the rural community each day was seperate from the next and 
you felt the closeness of friends in good times and bad, Thelma 
lived in the mew house only five years as she died in 196I. 
Owen was beginikng to show signs of the continual hard work put 
on him and passed away in Marah of 196^. 



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Jeanette Irene Griffis 

Jeariette Irene Griffis was born September 15 » 1922 in the 
house of her gx^eat grandfather. She attended Gray school the 
sane as her father did for eight yearsof elementary education. 
The walk to school was up the hill and then down the other side 
for about a mile and got tougher with the weather. Gray school 
was made of stone and about the sise of a classroom totfay. Their 
were 25 students in the school and age ranged from six to fourteen. 
The school is still standing today. Jeanette had to work hard en 
the farm helping her parents, so she enjoyed her free time, which 
she spent on baseball, winter sports and church activities. *lhen 
highs chool came around she and her friends took the bus to 
Rockton to Hononegah High, Her senior year she was captain of the 
basketbaill team ajid participated in other school activities. 
Jeanette graduated from Hono negah in 19^0 and began work at 
Free Sewing Machine in Belvidere where she inspected fuses for 
bombs. In 19^3 she enlisted in the United Stated Navy, this was 
the first time the Navy wnlisted women. She became a v^fave and was 
stationed at Long Beach California as a Medical assistant, 
Jeanette received an honarary discharge inl9^5 and returned to 
work in Rockford. She was an inspector at National Lock v/here 
she met Arnold Anderson and were married August 2^,19^6. 



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Jeanctte Griff is and Arnold Anderson wjifere married Ji|u 
Milwaukee on August 2k, 19^6, They returned to Rockford and 
began housekeeping in a one room apartment with kitchen privelages 
on the east side of tov/n. They lived here for a year before they 
moved to a four room apartment on South ThirdStreet. Arnold was 
a Quality control inspector at this time and Jeanette had become 
a full time housewife. The Andersons had their first son shortly 
after, on July 22,19^7 and named him Russell Isorman, The small 
family enjoyed frequent visits to the Griffis farm. They were 
working hard and collecting a few household items here and there, 
On May 12, 1950 a second child was born« Jaxuiell Barbara and the 
family was feeling the squeeze. A new home was needed, so the 
family decided to build a home on ^^|||rieteenth Avenue. While the 
house was being built the Andersons moved out to the Griff is farm 
for eight months to save some money. They remained there until 
their home was finished in December 1951 • Arnold was putting in 
a ten hour day at National Lock trying to get by so the family 
oould enjoy a few wxtras life was offering. But ajiy free time was 
spant putting in the lawn andfixing up the house, Hussell and 
Barbara where both attending Halletrom school through the sixth 
grade and looked forward to the summers spent on the farm. The 
family was attending Salem Lutheran Church and both childern were 
baptised there. The neighborhood was made up of m^gng fsmilies 
with thair young children like the Andersons so their was lots of time 



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spent together, A third child, Roger La Verne was bom December3, 
1956 he was a long awaited pleasure for the entire fsimily, 
Arnold decided to build two more bedrooms upstairs for the older child- 
ren and a recreation room downstairs for the family to enjoy, 
Jeanette had a full time job with three children to care foo and 
a house to keep up« plus anytime to spend on herself. Russell 
graduated from Rockford East in I965 and «?ent on to college at 
Western Illinois University. Barbara was just starting at East and 
Roger just Finished Hallstrom, He would now go on to Jefferson Juinor 
High, vVith the children in schokl all day Jeanette began school 
herself at the Rockford School Of Nursing to pursue her medical 
backroiond. She received her diploma and begaji nansing at Americania 
Nursing Hornet Arnold was working in the Product andDevdlopment 
Dept, and saving for his childetrns college education, Barbara 
graduated from East in 1968 and went on to Illinois State university, 
Rockford made the change over so Jefferson was a senior high school 
now and Roger continued on there, Russell married Sherry Trank 
this same year and rented an apartment off Harrison Avenue where 
they soon had a son Troy. "Vith only one child left at hone Arnold 
and Jeanette decided to move to a smalleii house in Sierra Heights, 
were their older son had bought his house four years before, 
Barbara graduated from ISU and moved to Peoria wliere she is now 
teaching special education at Pleasant Valley School. Roger 
graduated from Jefferson in 197'^ and went on to Rock Valley College, 
Arnold and Jeanette are still working and enjoy their free time 
caring for the beaotiful lawn. 



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Roger LaV^ne Anderson 

Roger LaVern Anderson was born December 3, 1956 the last 
of three children for Arnold and Jeanette Anderson, He was 
exposed to education at the age of three when he attended 
nursery school at theYWCA. Roger then attended Hallstrom 
the sawe school as his father had. He enjoyed school very 
much and participated at a inaximuni capacity. He was a safety 
patrol captain and earned the Patrol Boy Of The Year Award when 
he was in sixth grade. During this six years he took full 
advantage of the huge yard and empty field in back of the fair.ilys 
house. Roger played baseball during the summer and froze the yard 
over for hockey in the wi)ntbr. He went on to Jefferson Juior 
High where he enjoyed playing basketball for the school team 
and remained interested in studies. He was mowing grass in the 
neighborhood to earn money which he liked to spend on model cars, 
Roger also started raising and breeding rabbits and he had 34 
rabbits at one period. The suniiner before he was to start the ninth gradw 
he and his friends had a ^B hour bike marathon, one of the first 
in Rockford. Roger remained at Jeffersfch ffcr senior high and 
contributed to the basketball team. By this time he was old 
enough to feet a part time job smd so he started working at 
Hilander grocery store. Ke was eager to earn money so he could 
buy a car. »Vhen he graduated hfa had his car and then some extra 
left, he was moving up the ladder at Hilander. Roger enrolled at 
Rock Valley as a Life Science major, he was very interested in 
the human body smd having amother for a nurse didn't hurt. He 
is now the number one part time employee at Hilander and attending 
Rock Valley College, 



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ANGLEMIRE, TH01AS ALLAM, 1951- 



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r 

PLEASF. USt INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
> FAMILY HISTORY 

I 

Deof CoDtrihiyfOr to the Wock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
(\(rierican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only >i 
few miniues, .ind will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
iccess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

I . SURVEY ***A)'cAA*iVAA*Ai',-,>c-.VAAi>;ftft*;'t)V-. 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

'• Voor na,nc J i-{Q tlf^ "^ ^ ^flN n/\/Gi(-. Ml fi^ * , , 



/. Your college: Kock Val l ey (.ollecje (ID // ) 

ITdckTord", Illinois 

*****)'( y.- iV A A )V iV )V A ,\ A A A A A A A A A ;'; A A .' 

3. Check the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper. 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 )\ I8OO-I85O 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

'4. Please check al I regions of the United States in which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived, 

^New England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) Xwlddle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna. , N.J., Va.) 

South Atlantic (Ga., Fla., N.C., S.C.) ^East South Central (La, , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , Kv 



\lest South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OTTTPj^East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

'Pacific (Cal., Washv) (Hawaii, Alaska) HI- Wis.) 

3^'lalnB (ND,SD,Neb.,Kan7Towa, MB) 

5. Please check all occupational categories In which members of your family whom you have 
discussed In tUs paper have found themselves. 

Farming Mining X S hopkeeping or small business 

Transportation B ig Business 'x M anufacturing 
Professions Industrial labor Other 

6. Please check al 1 religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussec 
In this paper have belonged. 

Roman Catholic ^Jewish /\ P resbyterian /\ M ethodis^t 

^Baptist Episcopal Ian C ongregational /\ Lutheran 

Quaker M ormon O ther Protestant ^Other 

7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

^Blacks Indians M exicans ^Puerto Ricans 

J ews X C entral Europeans Italians ^Slavs 

X Irish X B ri t Ish ^ N ative Americans over several generations 
^East Asian ^Other 

8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

X Interviews with other /\ FamI ly Bibles ^ Fami ly Genealogies 
fami ly members 

X Vi tal Records ^Land Records ^The U.S. Census 

^Photographs Maps Other 



I. FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 



Name W//9A TAT? H^RRiSntJ /?/vr.LEM/ /if Current Residence - 

I f dead, date of death Mffy qj /96^ 

Place of birth f^QC /\ FO R Date of Birth July 7^0. /^9.0 

Education (number of years); 
grade school "^ high school V vocational col lege "' 



Occupatlon(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
lstNA/0<r SnLL^M/^l\J Dates 1 st ROC t^Fn RT) D^te?- 

2nd CCi^'Tfs/^CTO R Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

lr6dtLi\JtRy SfR\JiCf Dates 3rd Dates_ 

'ith Dates kx.\\ Dates 



Rellglon/^£T/y^,9/^- 

Polltlcal parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. KNiCkHTS Oh (^yTH//?S 

Place Of Marriage to your grandmother ^pc/^fn^i) ^^'^ f^^^^j^J^ 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-l) 

6. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Residence ^_____ 



Name/^/zW/? STn/£AJ <> mi(..LaMlP.£ Currant 
If dead, date of death <,fpr. \o l(^f^ 

Place of birth QGl^ COUA/T^/. /U.UA/n/S Date of birth J/9/V, 12/. iK^i/ 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 5? high school ^ vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after "leaving home) 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3r d Dates 

'tth Dates Jith Dates 



Religion METHOBiST 



I Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. t?orKrof'KD lyOMrA,'^ C/ oP 

Kiace Of marriage to your grandfather f^ncj< m^ n DATE p^^ ^j,, ,,n 

' tU''aat^Sf!»fhlj(«ga«'8f^|(|g 3||i8^^b^ja stepmother or another relative give 



A- I SlepyranJf ather (your father's side) 

H,„„r Current Residence 

I r .U'.m], .l.itc of death 



Pl.ice nf birih Date of Birth 



Ediifitlon (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupatioo(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
l-,t Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


i^th 



3rd Dates 3rd D ates 

'«th Dates ^th Dates 

Be I i q i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmothar "date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Na-^ Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date Of birth 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school vocational ^college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

Is' D ates Ist D ates 

2nd D ates 2nd D ates 

3'-d D ates 3rd D ates 

Re I i q i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of rnarritge to your grandfather Date 



3. 



Grnndfather (your mother's side) 

Name Ufll R£RT lEW /7/9 THRf Current 
I f dead, date of death f^pRnJ'^.i'JS'? 



Residence 



P'^" "f blrth/'/£T/^e C7?gt7C . /^/-//yO/-. Date of birth //.oi/. -7^7 ./^7>r 

Education (number of years): 
grade school yj high school ^ vocational college .V "f 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 6^/V/76/?r,^/7^ TC/^KmC^ P ates 

InA QS/ilf^ tLC\,dTOJ^ OetR/^T'OR D ates 

3 rd D ates 

'ith Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1 5 1 S Tn R Y CiT/. /n L://9 D a tes_ 



2nd 



i»th 



Dates 

Dates_ 

Dates 



Religion AV7-A/.0/P/S 7- 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother p/}/ Mc f-; /ff t?RfV f-^ /i date ^ , . ITTTaT^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a iLipNirii r O r ■ n Ul H t r WlJJl l VB (C O a ge iSjT"''^' ' '^' ' '' "^ 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Roc KF OKU 

>^^^0].m ^^J^^rr (1fiJt\f\C. ^Current Residence (:l'^ ^'r i^^?/ ^/^'l^ ■ 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birthA^^^^.-^7^>,<^p^, in\^^ 
Education (number of years) 
grade school ^ high school ^ 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st TLKtiCR 

2nd 

3rd 



_Oates_ 
_Date8_ 
Dates 



^Date of b I rth LECEMeeh: ■29' . / g^9 

vocational col lege .:.■} "^ 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

'" 1st /C".//9 D ates 



2nd rje^RnsK/^ 



Dates / ^'7 "^ 



3r dM67S JUA.CI inA. . /LtL D ates 



Rellglon/^/r^^/.^,-y5^ 
Pol It leal party, civil or 



social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r V7/9/A7r A- •//^-'/r'/Cy^^^^^^^ d ate ^^/,;. /^ /t//-) 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r*»l at iv/« r*« «^- !?; 
,lvc t^^: Jala uti ine oacK oT chls psQe (0-2) 



C-l t,r epgrandf ^ther (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f <l»-.id. ilaip oF dffath 



I'll.' ..I l.illll l).i(t.- ol l)illll 

I •till .il i I III (iMiifil)!' r mT yi- 1 1 . ) 
"ir.iilf •.iliiMil lii(jh school vocal ioOiil tollriic 

Ol. tiip.it I f)n («i ) 

Is- 

?n.l 

v.! 



Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 

1 


RESIDENCE 
eaving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 
3rd 
kth 










Dates 


Dates 


Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



«c I I gi on 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Plocg of marriage to your grandmother d ate" 

D-7 S t c|)f)r.indmothtT (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f (Iroil, '\,ir.r nf death 

I'l.iti- of hirih Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
qradc school high school vocational college 



Occjpot ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1. 1 Dates 1st Dates 

2nn Dates ^2nd Dates 

3'-'^ Dates 3rd Dates 

•'e I i 'J I on 

Pol i t icjl party , cl vl T or soci al c lubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



. 2. 



CHIkPRtN ot A & B ^or A- I or b-lj - ycur fsthar's name should appear below 



Res Idence 

Number of ch! iciren — ^— ~ 



OccupatTSrt 
rt"atu8 — 



Name 

P I ace of b I rth 

Number of yea rT'~6f "sic^oolTng 

Residence 

Number of chlTc/rSsh 



2^*^^ — QM£LSJ±LdL^. 



■^nrSTTtatua 



gata^^/^p.;;r / /^/,^^ ' ^pf^iu 15,- I'll a ^ 

^ Occupatl6rt 




:r of cnTTorin 5 



Numbe 



\»r\ ta I 5 tatug a;^/? /?/^p 






^. 



5. 



6. 



7. 



3. 



" °^ ^^'^^^ -BQCK£0RQ , . A%t^ FF.R. i iq ? / 

Number of yearg of sehoollVig ' 7S?r*''~T'°^^C"Pat '6^'---^^— ^^*^ 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of' sch'oollipg 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place or"bl rtK 

Number of years o7 scl^boVf'ng" 

Residence 

Number of children 



Name^ 

Place of birth ^ ' 

Number of years^oFlicFIooTTng"" 

Residence ■~' 

Number of ch ! Tdrsn 



Name^ 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school !ng 

Res i den ce 

Number of chl Idren 



date 
Ocsu 
Fat us 



~"3ace 
Occupation 



IrTsTT Status 



-larUfi! statui 



data 
Occupfit roTT 



"date 



^^ " OccupatiOrt 
mTal Status 



Name 

Place of birth '" 

Number of years oV scho'oiltng 

Residence^ 

Number of chl Id ran" 



0. Name 

P 1 ace of birth 

Number of years of »cho9JTRg" 
Residence - 

Number o f C H I IW 



HerStal Statu* 



. dat e 
'Occupation 



^J'jerS'FaV Status 



da £ 6 
Jlfccupat f on_ 



MiLOKEN 'il ( and (or (-1, l)-l)-yoijr mother's rumo stioulcl opptvir below 



'•' "' ^ ^i.>t.->?^^/,-,7sr ^n. z^/*? 

N i.-r .1 ,■■■ ir ,,r -.(.lux.) ifui /^ ^ Occupation /0//;^/^ ,/uSTRUC.TOR 

H.-.i.i.-,„. ..pv^oA^^ Mi-^-.i^-.,rri Marital Status A/z^A'/T/r/; 

N I.r-f Ml (lilldrcn / 



J- 



'* '"a .i'^ lL(ret\C tlfrTHRt 



'• '' '■''"' //A/-V/l//l/ 0.''/7 lLL,fJ^>\ '^^^^.(llflY Kiy IH'^2 

N-i.ni,.-, ',1 y. .MS of schooling /^ Occupation t/,o.o^/i//9/?/; r,nUf^AJf) R 

Kr-...i.-,.ce ^OA-r rj^^//^ s cnLQ. MarltTT Status M/if;Ri^D 

Number r.f fh I Idren ^ 



CO of birth ^//!y,9//i/K^.o/? /^^./ /l/H/.S ~ date pfQ^ . /g, /Y,'-^ ^ 

bnr of years of school i ng /^ Occupation -^ 

Marital Status ,^/?/?/?/£/? 



Number oi years or scnooi i ng //, 
Number f)f rini loren -^ 



N.irm- ^ 

p 1 .1. .■ -.r I : rtli ' date 

Nuriil)«-i uf /e.irs of schooling Occupation 

Kr-. ideiif (• Marl taT"Status 

Nijmb(?r 'if i h i 1 dren 



7. Njnc 



p I .tcf of 1. 1 rih date 

Numb*; I i>\ ye>irs of Schooling Occupation 

Kes 1 rience Marital Status 

Nuiiibrr f)f ch i I dren 



P I. ICC f;f h i rth date 

Number of /ears of schooling OccupatlOrt 

Ri.s i dence Marital Status \ 

Numli«;r of child ren 



P lace of birth date 

Numhp r of /trirs of schooling Occupation 

Ke.idcnce Marital Status 

Number of cK i 1 dren 

8. Nd-^ ^ 

P i ace of hi rth ^date 



Number of /e^rs of schooling Occ'upatlort 

Resirience Marl tal Status " 

Number of ch i I dren 



Hur^ 


P lace of birth 


Number of years oT schooling 


Re> i dence 


Harlta 


Number of rnildren 



date 



Occupation 



10. Nam*; 

P I ace of b ? r t h date 

Number of /ears of schooling OccupatlOrT 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of cbi I dren 



Your Father 



ir. fji gj'/e oPij:^'^' ''^"'< <^^'<': ^-~ ':-™" R.»M.nc. ffnc^c^n.^-: ,y. 



Place of b\rlt, enCKFnR,! 
numoer of years} 



Education ( 
grade schoo 



± 



Occupat fon(s) 

' 5 t 5JC?5r/?.9/7 rOfWT. Dates 

In d^/J/^ee^ COLM/^AJ Dates 

Ird fi/^aUMj/^f n^( . N>^% ates 

Ath Dates 

Rel.g.on ^f:rHo5T^ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternf files, etc. 



, ^Date of h\rt^ JmMj^.t<^. t^,^^ 

high school Q vocation.l__ college .2 



PUCE OF RESIDENCE 
(after ieavlng home) 

2nd 

3r d 
'♦th 



_Oates 

__Dates 

Dates 



Place of marriage to your rttoth^r 
NOTE: If you were raised by a stepta 
^ of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mother 



^^ that data on the back 



grade school ^ high school ^ 

Occupat ion (s) 



2nd 



3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



clubs > Sv 



Religion /v^T//.9/?/S- 

Political party, civi I or social 

Place of marriage to your father RoCk'^hR, 
NOTE: If you wer« raised by a 3 tepii<l 't fer^ >^ 
this page (F-2). 



CO I I e ge 4^ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
/^'''^"/^ejXJUl Dates /?V/ 



_Dates 
Dates 



/C^/A/O/S 



that data on the backor 



E- 1 Stepf*t^^er 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



0ccupatlon(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3 rd Dates 

^th Da tes i^th D ates 

Re 1 I g ion 

Pol 1 1 ica-r parihei, civil bf ?fl£iai clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



P-2 Stepmother 

Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st D ates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

jrd Dates 3 rd Dates_ 

Re 1 I g I on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your father datT" 



CHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - you 






appear below 



Name 

Place 

Number ot y 

Res 

Numb 



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LIST OF SOURCES 



1) Interviews with family members 

2) Family Bibles 

3) Family scrapbooks 

4) Family genealogies 

5) Newspaper clippings 



TRACING BACK THE ANGLEMIRE NAME 



ROBERT ANGLEMIRE 



Robert Anglemire was born on February thirteenth, 1831, in 
Mount Michel or Mount Bethel, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. 
On August ninteenth, 1854, he and Elizabeth J. Smith were mar- 
ried in Pennsylvania. They had three children, Walter Harrison, 
John, and Zadah. Elizabeth Smith Anglemire died on May twenty- 
first, 1863. On May twenty-second, 1866, Robert married 
Caroline L. Troxel of Rockford. They also had three children, 
William, Grace, and Edith. 

In 1870, Robert came to Rockford, where he lived for a 
large part of the rest of his life. He had been in Rockford for 
a while in the late sixties, but had returned to Pennsylvania. 
Soon after Robert settled in Rockford, he started in business as 
a manufacturer of boots and shoes. He was the first shoe manu- 
facturer in Rockford and carried on a flourishina trade until 
October first, 1902. At that time he sold his business to the 
Rockford Shoe Company, retired, and moved back to his old home 
in Pennsylvania. Robert lived there for five years, coming back 
to Rockford in March of 1907, to live with his son, John. 
Shortly after his return to Rockford, he suffered a stroke from 
which he never fully recovered. His health failed him rapidly 
after that, and he passed away on August twenty-sixth, 190 7. 

Robert Anglemire 's obituary in an old Rockford newspaper 
states that he "...was a man of excellent qualities of mind and 
character. In his long bussiness career he established a repu- 
tation for honesty and upright dealing that never flagged in the 
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TRACING BACK THE ANGLEHIRE NAME 

WALTER HARRISON ANGLEMIRE 

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I VJalter Harrison Anglemire was born on May twenty-second, 

I 1855, in Centerville, Pennsylvania, son of Robert Anglemire and 

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On June twenty-seventh, 1878, 'rialter married Elizabeth 
Teague. Together, they had two children, Eva and VJalter 
Harrison junior. Elizabeth Teague Anglemire died on February 
fourteenth, 1902. Walter then married Grace Haggerty. In 1915, 
Walter died in Rockford Hospital, where he had been for two 
weeks for an operation. 

Walter was a member of the Knights of Pythias, and was ac- 
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WALTER HARRISON ANGLEMIRE 

Walter Harrison Anglemire was born on July thirtieth, 1890, 
in Rockford, in his parents home. His parents were Walter 
Harrison Anglemire and Lizzie Teague Anglemire. He went to 
Kent School (no longer in existence) in Rockford and graduated 
from Rockford Central High School. Not much is known about his 
younger years. Before he went to school in the mornings he 
would go' down to his fathers boot and shoe factory and help out 
a little. He was an excellent orator and in high school v;as on 
the debate team. It was there in high school where he met his 
future wife, Alma Stevens, 

After he graduated from high school, Walter was employed 
by his father as a traveling salesman. He traveled to the 
neighboring cities and towns and took orders for shoes. 

On February twenty-sixth, 1913, Walter and Alma Stevens 
were united in marraige in Rockford. 



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ALMA STEVENS 

Alma Stevens was born on January twenty-first, 1891, in 
Kishwaukee, Illinois, daughter of George Stevens and Abby 
Rothwell Stevens. Not much is known about her childhood. 
She went to Kishwaukee Community Grade School and araduated 
from Rockford Central High School in 1909. After high school, 
she taught at Gonzalez School for a year in Rockford. While 
Alma was in high school and while she taught, she roomed with 
friends or relatives. On February twenty-sixth, 1913, she 
married Walter Harrison Anglemire, whom she had met in high 
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WALTER HARRISON ANGLEMIRE and ALMA STEVEHS ANGLEMIRE 

Walter Harrison Anglemire and Alma Stevens were married on 
February twenty-sixth, 1913, in her parent's home in Kishwaukee. 
At this time, Alma quit her teaching and the couple moved into 
a house on Montague street in South Rockford. After about three 
years there, they moved out on a farm, part of which Walter 
built. This farm still stands, on Edwardsville road, just south 
of Rockford, and the name W. ANGLEMIRE is still emblazoned on 
the stone silo. 

VJorld War ^^BcKwas just getting going at this time, so 
V/alter sold the farm, thinking he might get drafted. He did'nt, 
so he enlisted in 1917, serving for a brief six months at Fort 
Benjamin Harrison at Indianapolis, Indiana. Upon Walters release 
from the army, he and Alma moved to Elsworth street in 1918. 
They lived here for about five years and then moved to 1620 
Prospect court, where they lived for most of the rest of their 
lives . 

The young family started to grow, but tragedy struck al- 
most immediately. Their first child, Betty Louise, was born on 
March second, 1919, and died in infancy on March seventh, 1919. 
Their second child, Walter Wayne, was born on Auaust first, 1921, 
and died on April fifteenth, 1929. They fared better with their 
next tv;o children; Allan league, born on March ninteenth, 1925, 
and Nancy Etta, now Mrs. Clifford Hedtke of Grove City, Minne- 
sota, born on February first, 1931. 

After the army and prior to the early thirties, Walter held 
several different jobs, most of them involvina contracting and 
wrecking. In the early thirties, his work developed into a 



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delivery service, which is still in operation today. In 1926, 
Walter bought an old garage on South Madison street^ ii^huii, ho.. 
nprrntiBii ipiiit nf '.Vhen the Depression hit in 1929, 'alter lost 
the garage, but he rented it out from then on, and it is still 
rented today by his son, Allan. Meanwhile, since Walter had 
gotten out of the army, he had been aguiring land in and 
around Rockford. This too, was swept away by the Depression, 
and he only managed to save the land his house sat on and a bit 
less than an acre across the street. During the Depression, the 
family had to tighten up, and throughout these years there was 
usually a boarder in the house. 

In the early forties. Alma was often bed-ridden, because 
she developed a very painful form of arthritis. It was later 
discovered that one side of her hip bone had grown together, so 
she had to walk with a cane or a walker for the rest of her life. 

Walter was involved with the Knights of Pythias, the Men's 
Garden Club, the American Legion, and the Masons, and both he 
and Alma were members of Centennial Methodist Church. Alma was 
a member of the Rockford VJomen ' s Club and was always busy with 
the church. In his spare time, Walter worked in his beautiful 
garden, which was on his lot across the street, and he grew just 
about everything there was to grow - corn, asparagus, tomatoes, 
beets, Dotatoes, strav/berries , pears, apples, peaches, plums, 
and grapes, which grew on a hundred foot long grape arbor. In 
just one year alone, he was able to pick one hundred twenty- 
four guarts of strawberries. Walter also grew countless vari- 
eties of beautiful flowers. Every year he gave away what he 
grew in his garden, which was more than enough for the family. 
Every year the Anglemire family took a long motor trip, and 



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they traveled to Texas, Mexico, Canada, Florida, and New York. 
On May ninth, 1966, '.-/alter suffered a heart attack and passed 
away. Alma had a stroke shortly after that and lived for a while 
in the Alma Nelson Manor. She moved later to the Rockford 
Sanitarium, where she died on September thirtieth, 1968. 

The Anglemires were a well known and highly respected 
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ALLAN TEAGUE ANGLEMIRE 

Allan Teague Anglemire was born on Karch ninteenth, 1925, 
third child of Walter Harrison Anglemire and Alma Stevens 
Anglemire. He was born in Rockford. 

Allan lived in a roomy two story house at 1520 Prospect 
Court all his life until he got married, except for a brief 
stay in the army. He went to nearby Jackson School for first to 
sixth grades, seventh to ninth grades at Lincoln Junior High 
School, and tenth to twelfth grades at East High School, from 
where he graduated in February, 1944. In high school, Allan was 
involved with the A Cappella choir, the folk dancing group, and 
the wrestling team. In both junior and senior high school, he 
was active with his church youth group, the Epworth League. In 
high school, Allan worked for Chas. V. Weises for four dollars 
a week. His job consisted of taking the V/eises mail to the Post 
Office, six days a week. He always had jobs at home, also, and 
they included mowing the lawn, cleaning out the garage, feeding 
the chickens, and weeding out the garden. 

When Allan was young there were many other boys in the 
neighborhood, so he v;as always kept busy. Together they played 
baseball, rode bicycles and just about anything else that could 
be imagined of young boys. Allan recieved his own bicycle when 
he was twelve, a real delight. Around the time of Allan's birth, 
his father built a beautiful, big playhouse, complete with 
glass windows and front porch. This playhouse is still in ex- 
istence somewhere in Rockford. 

After Allan graduated from high school, he enlisted in the 
Army Air Force, in April of 1944. When the war ended, he was 



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given an honorable discharge in November of 1945. 'Afhen Allan 
got out of the army, he worked for his father's delivery ser- 
vice, until he entered Northern Illinois Teachers College (now 
Northern Illinois University) at Dekalb in September of 1946. 
He attended Northern until March of 1948, having completed five 
quarters. In May of 1948, Allan started working for Sjostrom & 
Son Contractors until shortly after his marraige. «\fhile he was 
still at Northern, he met Helen Mathre at a YWCA Coed Club 
dance. They went together for about a year and a half and were 
then married on September third, 1948, in Court Street United 
Methodist Church, in Rockford. 



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HALBERT LEW MATHRE 

Halbert Lew Flathre was born on November twentieth, 1878, 
in Nettle Creek, Illinios, son of Anders Larson Mathre and 
Ingeborg Thomson Mathre. Very little is known about his child- 
hood. IVhen he was young he always lived on a farm. Sometime in 
his youth he moved to a farm near Story City, Iowa. 

He attended Pleasant View College in Ottawa, Illinios, 
and Highland Park College in Des Moines, Iowa, where he re- 
cieved a Masters Degree in commercial studies. He then taught 
in Wisconsin, in Oregon, and Saint Paul Normal College, where 
he met his future wife, Ozma Graham Mathre. They dated for a 
while and were married on August fourteenth, 1912, in Palmer, 
Nebraska. 



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OZMA GRAHAM MATHRE 

Ozma Graham Mathre was born December twenty-ninth, 1889, 
on her parentis farm in Mills County, Iowa. Her parents were 
James Alba Sterett and Nancy Graham Sterett. She had one bro- 
ther and two sisters, all younger. James Sterett was a grain 
f armer , (wheat , oats, barley) but he also kept a few cows and 
some pigs and chickens. V/hen Ozma was nine, the family moved 
out west to another farm, in Nance County, Nebraska. In 
Nebraska, the closest small town was Fullerton; back in Iowa 
the closest town was Henderson. 

Ozma went from first to eighth grades in one room school 
houses in both of these locations. IVhen she was young she 
played with corn cob dolls which the childred made themselves. 
They played childred 's games such as skip-rope and hide-and- 
go-seek. In the wintertime all the childred looked forward to 
going sledding or skating on a nearby pond. 

Discipline was strict in the Sterett home, as a switch 
was used, but overall, love was the dominant force in the four 
children's upbringing. The Sterett family lived in a frame 
house in both Iov;a and Nebraska which got its heat from what 
was known as a base burner. The base burner was in the living 
room and it burned hard coal. The kitchen stove, which was fed 
corn cobs, also provided heat. The only light at night would 
be the light of a kerosene lamp. To keep warm at night they 
used hot water bottles and, of course, plenty of blankets and 
quilts. Ozma had chores enough to keep her busy and among them 
were to keep the corn cob bin full, (for the kitchen stove) hoe 
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ran the cream separator and milked cows. 

The hard life of the farm was not without it's good times, 
though. For the community there were ice cream socials, the 
yearly Christmas program at school, and the county fair. The county 
fair was an all day affair at which the family would all go 
together. A lunch basket was brought so there was a picnic in 
the afternoon. On Saturdays, Ozma's parents usually went into 
town and sometimes the children were lucky enough to go with 
them. In town they would sell their milk, butter, and eggs, and 
buy the few neccesary items they needed. On Sundays the whole 
family went to church which v;as held in the schoolhouse. 

When Ozma completed eighth grade, the year was about 1903, 
and few farm children v;ent to any more school, but she went to 
Saint Paul Normal College, in Saint Paul, Nebraska( this was a 
common practice then, as education was on a lower standard) for 
two years and then a few summers of summer school. In one of 
her classes here, she met her future husband, Halbert Lew Mathre, 
who v/as one of her teachers. 

After her graduation, Ozma taught for five years in grade 
schools in Nebraska. It was during those five years that H. Lew 
Mathre returned from Oregon, where he had been teaching briefly 
to court Ozma. Their dates consisted of Sunday strolls along 
the railroad tracks and community concerts. On August fourteenth, 
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HALBERT LEW MATHRE and OZMA GRAHAM STERETT 

H. Lew Mathre and Ozma Sterett were wed on August four- 
teenth, 1912. The young couple settled down in Saint Paul, but 
not for long. They moved to Chicago where H. Lew taught at the 
Gregg School of BusinessCof Gregg shorthand fame). He was a 
personal friend of Mr. Gregg. Three years later they moved to 
Yorkville, where Lew taught for a year or two. Then they moved 
to Lindenwood, Illinios, where Lew bought a grain elevator. He 
quit his teaching proffesion then because he felt there was more 
money in the grain elevator. They had previously had a daughter, 
Lucille, born in Nebraska in 1915, and here in Lindenwood, they 
had James Millard, born May sixteenth, 1922, and Helen Burdette, 
born on November twelfth, 1923, In 192 7 Lew had a chance to buy 
a grain elevator in Davis Junction, as he was only a partner 
among many in the elevator at Lindenwood. Here in Davis Junction 
the family lived for mr^ny years. 

H. Lew Mathre was a man of great faith, and moderation. 
He used to have a piece of licorice in his pocket on his suit, 
and every Sunday, after dinner, he would take one bite off of it, 
and then put the remaining piece back in his pocket, typifying 
his great willpower. Ozma Mathre was a very serious and reserved 
person who was always very interested in polf)tics and the world 
situation. The Mathre family lived a fairly uneventful life. In 
1938, the family took a months vacation out to Idaho to visit 
relatives. 

On April fourth, 1957, Halbert Lew Mathre died. In 1963, 
Ozma Mathre moved to Rockford, where she presently lives, at 
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HELEN BURDETTE MATHRE 

Helen Burdette Mathre was born on November twelfth, 1923, 
in her parent's home in Lindenwood, Ogle county, Illinois. She 
was the third child of Halbert Lew Mathre and Ozma Sterett 
Mathre. 

When Helen was three years old the family moved to Davis 
Junction, a few miles north of Lindenwood in Ogle county, where 
her her father bought his new grain elevator. There the family 
lived in a two story frame house on Illinois highway 72. 

Helen went from first to eighth grades in a two room 
schoolhouse in Davis Junction. For ninth grade, she went to Lin- 
coln Junior High School in Rockford. She spent her sophomore 
and junior years at Rockford Central High School and for her 
senior yea,r she went to the newly built East High School, from 
where she was graduated in 1941. Her parents chose the Rockford 
schools over nearby Stillman Valley because a wider choice of 
classes was offered. 

The Mathres have always been a very close family. For 
their children, they were firm believers of the razor strap as 
a means of discipline, and they instilled such desirable qual- 
ities as honesty, responsibility, obedience, and thriftiness. 
When Helen was young she was given a nickel for an allowance 
and of this, part went to church and part was set aside to be 
saved. On Sunday the whole family went to Sunday school and 
church at the Davis Junction Methodist Church. Helen had a few 
jobs to do around the house and among them were to dust the 
floors around the rugs and drying dishes. 

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shown outside against a building every Saturday night. Once a 
year there was a school Christmas program, and. at the end of 
the school year there was the school picnic. These were both 
major events of the small town, and were attended by just about 
everyone. As for entertainment in the home, the family always 
had a radio, and when Helen was very young the family bought a 
piano, a luxury in those days. All the children took lessons. 

Helen had many friends, and together they played dolls, 
jacks, and made mudpies. Sometimes, she would go over to her 
father's grain elevator and he would give them their favorite 
blackjack gum. 

After Helen graduated from East High School, she went to 
Rockford College, from where she was graduated in 1945. She had 
a major in english and a minor in music. After she graduated 
she worked for a short time in Camp Grant as a secretary. After 
that she worked at the Illinois Bell Telephone Company as a ser- 
vice representative from 1946 to 1951. LVhen she started at the 
telephone company, she lived at the YV/CA until her marriage. 
While at the YWCA, she was active in the Coed Club, which spon- 
sored swimming, dancing, volleyball, and bridge. 

It was at a Coed Club dance one night that Helen met Allan 
Anglemire. They started dating and about a year they got engaged. 
Then, on September third, 1948, they were married at Court 
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ALLAN AMGLEMIRE and HELEN MATHRE ANGLEMIRE 

Allan Anglemire and Helen Mathre Anglemire were married on 
September third, 1948. They honeymooned in Wisconsin. They re- 
sided briefly at three locations before settling down at their 
present residence at 1115 Winthrop Lane, Rockford. In 1952, 
their first child, a daughter, was born. She was Sue Karen, 
born on April tenth. On November twenty-seventh, 19 54, a son 
was born, Thomas Allan. 

One of the family's many interests is antique automobiles. 
Allan has owned 1911 and 1923 Model "T" Fords, a 1926 Dodge, 
and a 1925 Lincoln. He presently owns two Lincolns, 1926 and 
1928, one of which he is restoring. The family often took week- 
end trips with antique automobile clubs in the area. In 1961 
the Anglemires traveled three thousand miles to Washington, D.C., 
New York, and back through Michigan and the Great Lakes area in 
the 1925 Lincoln, a credit to the durable old car. 

When Allan was first married, he worked briefly at Barber- 
Colman and at Sjostrom Construction, but he was soon working 
for his father's delivery service, where he has been ever since. 
In 1966, when his father died, he took over the business, which 
is located at 117 South Madison Street. 

Meanwhile, Sue and Tom were going to school. They went 
from kindergarden to sixth grades at Bloom School, seventh to 
ninth grades at Lincoln Junior High School, and tenth to 
twelfth grades at Guilford High School from where Sue graduated 
in 1970, and Tom graduated in 1972. At Guilford, Sue was in- 
volved in the Pom-Pom Corps and the school paper, Valhalla . 
Tom was active in the band and the wrestling team. After her 



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graduation, Sue went on to Valparaiso University, from wh^cdi 
she graduated in 1974 with a Bachelors Degree in journalism 
and history. She If^TT'^ married on May twenty— fifth , 1974, and now 
resides in Saint Charles, Missouri, as Ms. Kraig Kurtz. She 
works as a staff writer for the Saint Charles Banner . After Tom 
graduated he worked briefly at John S. Barnes Corporation, and 
at Amerock Corporation. In 1974 he started college at Rock 
Valley Junior College, having had two years off from school. 
Also, during these two years, he did volunteer work at Contact, 
a telephone listening service, where he completed two hundred 
hours of active duty. 

Helen keeps busy playing golf in the summer and is in- 
volved with various church organizations. She also serves on 
committees at the YWCAand with her golf clubCorganization ) . 



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I, MASK TYI'l': I'Ll'ASI', IM.ACK TUKSF, SHKF'ITS AT THE FRONT 1' TlliO SI^COND COl'Y OK YOPR 
FAMI I.Y H I STORY . 

Dear CDnLributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 



So that your family history can be made more iisetul to historians ami 
)thers Ktudvinj', American families, we a i" e .asking you to fill out tin' iorms 
below. This will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily made o v i' t 
Into an Index which will permit archive users ready access to Just those 
kinds of famliy histories needed. 



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Va . ) v^ South Atl ant ic (Ga . ,Fia . ,N .C . ,S .C . ) Fast South Central 

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What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper' 



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Indians 



French 



Swedish ^_^__ 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans lias tern 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

"Irish 



British \^ Native Americans over several j', one ra t i on s 



East Asian 



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s/ Photographs Maps 



Family Bibles 
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_F a m i 1 y (! e n e a 1 o g i c s 
The U.S. Census 



Other 



FAMl l,Y DATA 



vocational 



College 



Grandfather (your father's sid e ) 

Name f / :^ ,NhlU n K i J - i- Current Residence CF'^rPSrC 

Date of birth re's . J^, ig'^J Place of birth /;'^Q0 1-igA O, VJ'tj, 

Date of death .-' r, -•• ~, / 9^ .^ Place of burial f^Ff o M '.' ' 

Kducation(nunihcr of years); 
gr". de school high school_ 

o c !• u p a t i o n ( s ) 

1st ff^^rtwNQ . 

2nd 

3rd 



4 th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
.Is t ' Coo HfiADOCViC Dates 



2nd 
_3rd_ 
Ath 



Dates 
_D a t e s 
Dates 



R e i i g i o n , ' , 

I'olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



dat( 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another 
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Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name :- /^A R ^ g HA^L C ur r e n t Rcsidenc e C'lCl"/?£ EQ _..___ 



Date of birth Q j/U' O, !l<^l<!^f Place of birth /^l i.V.V t" /, PqUjS M !N/V 

Date of death ^ ' ' ' Place of burial - 



i^^ij^iJr 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school 

college H/ 



vocational 



Occupation (s) 
1st -^^ACiiLf 

2nd__ 

3rd 

4 th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n ihEThO 0/5 / 



PLACE OF RESIDI'.NCE 
(after leaving home) 
1 s t ^^OOmEAO UJ/SC Da t e s 



2nd AFT(3N UJl 6 ^ »^ t e s 

3rd Dates 

4th Dates 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



I' lace of marriage to your grand lather 



da t( 



NO'l'I'l: If your father was raised ' i o age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give Lliat data on t li e back ol this i)a;',e 
(A-2) . 



A -2 Steperandfather (your father's side) 



Namt 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

college 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

■4 th 



Religion 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 
2nd_ 
.3rd_ 

4th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 

D a t e s 

D a t e s 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
3-2 S t e pgrandmo ther (your father's side) 



date 



Name 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school 

college 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

Jrd 

-i th 



voca t ional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
Dates 


1st 
2nd 


Dates 
Dates 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


Dates 


4 th 


Dates 



R f 1 J g 1 o n 



f'olltlc.'il party, civil or social ( lubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

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Date of birth "-,43' ' \''' .■ 

D a t e o f d c a t h - -^ ' ' 



Kducation (number of years): 
grade school high school 



1: c u p a t i o n ( s ) 

1st p/^i^m\A;^ 



2nd 
3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 ig ion . JiVq 



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P lace of b i r t h / QC^KT OAJ^ L LLlfy'OlS 

Place of burial ^QC '^' ^ON ; LL 'A^ ]S 



vocational 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Is t 1^ {yjl 'i! T/') fJ )LL. Dates 



2nd_ 
3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, a i r . 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 



d a 1 1 



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NOTE: If your mother was raised by a stepfather or ancjther relative (to 
age 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 



Or an dr.io ther (your mother's side) 
Name —■-'■, f 



-ij^ 



Date of birth_ 

Date of deat h ,_>' 'SO ' i' 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



'6V6/.V 



_Place of burial f.,;Jk-'J7v, ; LL\./VOI-^ ' 



Education (number of years) 

grade school_ high school vocational__ _col]ege 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_2nd 
3rd 

4 th 



PLACE OF RF.S I DI:NCE 
(after leavln;', home) 



Da I cs 
Dal es 
Dates 



R e 1 1 g i o n ' 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather •<., u C s rL f. \ <- '-'. 'v C I ^S DaLi- __ .'uJ'] 

NOTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relal ive (to 



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gflve that d«-ta on the back of tliis page (D-:') 



L-2 S cepgrandf a ther (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of blr th_ 
Date oi death 



Current Residence_ 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school_ 

Occupation(s) 



vocational 



col lege 



1st 

2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 

2nd_ 
3rd_ 
Ath 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Da t es_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n^ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
D-2 S tepgrandraother (your mother's side) 

Name 



Date 



Date of b i r th 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birlth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



grade school 



Occupatlon(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



high school 



Da t es_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



voca t tonal 



•oil c'};e 



1st 
2nd 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RKSIDKNCK 
(after leaving hf)me) 
Dates 



Dates 
Da tes 
D .1 tes 



R e 1 1 K i o n 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



1) a t c 



CHI LDREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's nnme should appear below 



Name {'ML-'^^IH- K • h/RA/PLp 
Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoollng_ 

R e s i d e n c e CA A^C S Ul cL f M arital Statu s ] C:{^f.if:^\C L 
Number of children « . Death )V;A P. . I'^'^iip 



c c u patio n !JAUCA/J : f __ 



N '1 m e '\Lfi ^^'7nAy f^P.NOU. 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 



date 



Res i d c n c e 

Number of children 



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Marital Status 
D e a t h 



ccupatlo n_J^2!JLffi_/A2. 



N a 111 e I 



Lit K. 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Res i d e n c e "'■ -V ' ■— ^ , ' - - ■ M^r ital Status^ 

D e a t h 



Occupa Lion 



Number of childre n ' Jj^ 



Na iiu 
P 1 a c , 



'RNOLO (ViuF>^/?T60/V 



birth 



d.ii 



Number ol years of schooling_ 

Residence I" Dj f p "' - . 

Number of children 



(• c upa t I o n_ 



jL 



Marital St ,i t u s /">1. a.Oj.? j FQ_ 
death ■ — 



date 



Name Z-LpV Zj frK' '■ ''"■ - j-L 

1' 1 a c e of b i r t h 

N umb (.' r o 1 years of schooling Oc c u p a t ion 

Res i d e n c e - ; , '. ' .X v- l^, Marital Status ^''ljr_LJi_^_=_ _ 

Number ol children v? Death 



Nam e f.'^ LP ^f ^ ^. ' A P. ITO N f)h ,V JLp 
Place of birth 



d a t e 



Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Marital Status i 
death 



N a m e 



P 1 a c I' of birth 



Number of years of schooling 
Resi dence 



Nuiv.ber of children 



date 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name ____^_^_____ 

Plact! of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

R e s i d e n c e 

Number of children 

N a me 



date 



Marital Status 
d e a t h 



Oc c upa t ion 



date 



Place of birih , 

Nurib.r ol years of scliooling Occupal i (j n 

Residence Marital Status _ 

N' umber of children dealii 

N a me 



P lace of b I r t h 

Number of years of schooling 



d a t e 



_ (■ (• u |i a I i () n 



N mill 



•hi 1 d r e n 



Marital SI a t us 

dea ill 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2')-your mother's name should appear below 



Name y,' ' - 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of children_ 
Name I , - ' ■; ■ r 



death 



Place of b ir th , r- . rf 



date 



Number of ^ears of schooling 

Residence^; ."^ - Marital Status 



Occupation_ 



Number of children 



death 



Occupation_ 



3 . Name j 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling^ 

Res idence_; 

Number of children 



date 



Mar i tal S ta tus 
death 



cc upa t ion 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of vears of schoolinj 



Res idence 

Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoollng_ 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupatlo n 



Name 

Place of birth date_ 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



N' umber of children 



death 



Occupation_ 



Name 

Place of birtl-i 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of children 



date 



Marital Status_ 
death 



Occupation 



8. Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 

Res 1 dence 

Sumb<-r of children 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 
death 



Same 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling^ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children •. 



Occupa t ion 



death 



;o 



N'ame 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinB 

'K(Mldc-nre 

"iiiiibi-r i>f children 



Occupation 



Marital Status 
df.i Ih 



Your Father 

Name :-Lhrl vA^Pi."'jV nR'yp''-^^ Current Residence 

Date of birth '',''.' Place of bitth 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



vocational 



college 



Occupation(s) 



Dates 



2 n d / j A C O [PA ii C 0) fOKt~ Dates 

3rd Da tes 

4th Dates 



1st 

2nd 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



4th 6^L(J 



Dates 


Dates 


Dates 


/ i6 



Religion JAT^CL 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mo ther y- r. 



date 



NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data 
on the back of this page. (E-2) 



Your Mo ther 



Name F/;/-) 'l)4K^L',-i^ 



rl j'^rfCh riP 



Date of birth 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Date of death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high;- s chool_ 



vocational 



col lege ._ 



Occupation(s) 

1st TtAchief^ 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 
2nd 
3rd / 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



4th i' ^ i-0 



^U'--..L 



Dates 




Dates 


Dates 



Religion CAT^QJ-''^^ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father 



date 



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NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data 
on the back of this page (F-2). 



Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Da tes 



Dates 


Dates 


Da tes 



Religion 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother 
F- 2 S t epmo ther 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Date 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t lonal 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



.2nd 
3rd 
Ath 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Religion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



I'lace of marriage to your father 



date 



CHILDREN OF E AND F (or E-2,F-2) -YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR BELOW 



Name 



rc,iQi, OkT/olO Sfi 



Place of birth ,• 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence 1 1 ,^C"'' Marital Status 

Number of children J. death 



Occupation 



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Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence "j^,'; f jj'JtLLt-. M arital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



Name , • -^7 :'.i ^' ''/P 



Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence .- \, ^ (. rr Marital Status 



Occupation_ 



Number of children 



death 



Name 



Date of birth 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



Name ■ 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



Name 



Pliicc of birth 



Date of birth 



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Occupation 



Number of children 



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Date of birth 



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Number of children 



death 



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Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

T hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and 
administrative rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
Collection, deposited in the Rockford Public F.ibrary, Rockford 
Illinois 



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INTRCDUCTIOT 

I hfvs uncovero'"' r.;?.ry inters^tiing thinc;s fbout my fomily 
history, especially on uy .aother's Ei:"e, I i-e.ve virtually no 
information on my father *£, side except foi what I obtained from 
talking with ::.y father's fsraily. several bits and pieces cf 
inforvraticn are told without dates, bacausa dates are siivoly 
un/.AOi«'n . 

Jly ncth'sr's fr.nily on her father's side has been able to 
trace ti'.air lir:a:;';e 'j:tCK to t: e iiayf lov;er , --'.s a young boy, 
Thoruas CU."-''".N Sr,, ca,ac over on the .':"xyflov;er with his family, 
ris mot:, ex died on the uay over and hi.'i father died durinc" the 
first 'winter in. i-neric" . r.f ter his fsthar's death, he was 
teken i'-. an^ r-iso'." b/ the '/liliaia i:.\..:.FC^:^ f^-iily. Because of 
it's conirlexity , X h."'Ve typed a aaparate lineace chrrt fo" this 
side of the fa;f\ily, Jhe line^ga has been traced Dack thirte n 
generations frcr. ::\y son, hillia.a Ralnh A"k1v:0Ljj Jr. to Thoiaas 
CJSHM..£ Sr. v;hiO ca.7;e to ;r.ir.eric<:. on the Mayflower. 

My ;v.other's fai.iily o.-i her r:.Tther's side carae ever to the 
J.merican Continer;; Jrcir. Laucerdaifc;, Gerwc-iiy durinc; the i-ii-ericsn 
Revolution. Two brothers ventured to /.raerica v/hile on their 
honeyraoons. Eecause ships didn't r^eturu back to Germany during 
the Revel iticn, th-^y reuitined ^nd joined the r.nericcn side. One 
brother died and the other oroth.sr came out of tre Revolution as 
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Ralph C<?rlton .^RNOLD, ray frt'ier. 

Eva Marqaret KKECII .-iRNOLD, my notber, 

3, Jcr.rAe B, DCOCK fJU;r.L,l,, my avpt, 

4, Diane Lynn ImLY ARriOLD, ny ^^rife. 

5, Dru(ihtors of the ^-.maricrn Ravolu.tion, 



LINE;.GE 



1. T^illic-rn Ralph .ARNOLD Jr. born on Dec. 10, 1971 at Beloit, 
Rocic, Kisc; son of "ivilliam Ral] h ^.kinOLD Sr, and his wife, 
Diane Lynn Ki LY, 

2. 'William Ralph ?.Rl\OLD Sr, born on Dec. 9, 1948 !-t Beloit, 
Rock, Tv-isc; son of Ralph Ctrlton /iK^iOLD and his wife, Zva 
Margaret MEiOCH. harried on Mar. 2, 1970 at Honolulu, Hawaii, 
U.S.A. to Di?ne Lynn r->..uY born on Pel;, 26, 1950 at Chicago, 
Cook, 111. 

3. Eva Margaret MSECh born on Apr. 14, 192?' at Beloit, Rock, 
VJisc; daughter of Ralph Lolton ill...:CH and his v;ife, i.gries h^i.TrT.RS , 
Married on 1 ov. 12, 1947 at Beloit, Rock, ^-ixsc, to Ralph Carlton 
ARiviOLD born on Dec. 4, 19 26, 

4. Ral^h Rolton ^lEECh born on i\pr, ''3, 1890 at Rockton, ICinn . , 
111., died on Jan. 27, 19b3 at beloit, Kociv, Msc; son of 
Samuel B, isE'XK and his wife, i-3va i'u.si^ti. Married on Oct, 25, 1917 
at Roc]:ford, Winn., 111. to i.gnes IiATKiLRS borrx on uune 21, 189 2 at 
Beloit, Root, ..isc, ciiec on Juno 30, l-JGl at 3eloit, :\ock, V;isc, 

5. Eva r.. RoH bcru on Dec. 20, 1055 at Roclcford, ';inn., 131., 
died on Oct. 7, lfi91 at Kockton, Vainn., Ill.j daughter of ;iverill 
i'ii.RSh and his wife, b'r^inces Rc3j.i>iti0j.v . l-^arried en Junt; 21, 1884 

at Rockford, ^\inii., Hi, to Samuel B. l^7:£Cn born on Se]t, 10, 1859 
and uieol on Jan. 16, 19 3? at Beioit, Rock, V. isc, 

6. Frances RCHIi:iiCi born on i>e->nt, 30, 1031 at Oxford, I'aine, 
died on Mar. 17, 1898 at Rockford, winn.. Ill,; daughter of 
Stephen ROBIWSOK and his wife, aopi-ironii CJ^iU'/. . carried on 
Nov, 11, 1854 at Rockford, Winn., Ill, to /.verill I .vRSH. 

7. Sophronia CUSHMAN born on June 20, 1804; daughter of Caleb 
CUSIIFJ.rv and his v^ife. Folly FiUCII, iiarried en Cct, 2, ir;30 to 
Stephen ROBINSON, 

8. Caleb CUSii 7j;i born on Feb. 28, 1779 at Middleboroucjh, Kass., 
died at Buckfield, Maine; ion of Gideon CUGILV^.M and his vifo, 
Ruth SH/.v. varried on Mar, 29, 1802 to Polly BUCH, 

9. Gideon CUSHi-JU'I born on Nov, 21, 1750 at Plympton, iass., 
died on May 7, 1845 .. t Hebron, Maine; son of Caleb CUSTlii.Ji and 
his wife, Sarah BARROWS, Married on Feb. 25, 1773 at Buckfield, 
Maine to Ruth SHAW. 



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10. Caleb CUSKHAN born on iiay 15, 1715; son of Benjeinin 
CUl^IllIAN and his wife, Sarah i2..T0N. Meriieo on Ivov, 13, 174? 
to Sarah BARRONS, 

11, Benjamin CUSHi-iiJ>f born in 1691, and died et Plymton, .\:ass., 
on Cct, 17, 1770; son of Thomas CTJGI.r...w and his wife, Abigal 
FULLER, Married on Jan. 8, 1712 to Sarah EATON. 

12. T'.omas CUSKKAK born on Sept. 16, 1637 at Plyiaouth, liass,^ 
died on Aug. 23, 1726; 5 :)n of Thomas Cushman Sr. and his wife, 
i-iary ALj_.:iiTOi;. Harried on Oct. 15, 1679 to ..bigal i'OLLEU born 
in 1653. 

13, i'l-onf s CUSPlvJV Sr. born in Feb. 1608 at England, died 

at Plymouth, Mass. on Dec 11, 16^ . Married in 1637 at Plymouth, 
Mass, to Mar/ :-J^L^ .TGJ^ born in 1609 at i-iyrr,outh, llasr^,, and'died 
in 169S rt Plymouth, Mass, 



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MY FAMILY ItlSTORY PROJECT 

The LATHER'S side of the farpily, r^rerioninately hP"? j.rnri, 
horr.es, and Ortiry cows, '±he t'uZiZCH side had land ann cattle, 
along v/ith a menagerie of other ?nimals. .'here v;as a tiiue w^en 
my Grandna I'EFCH aluior.t got a priir of buffolo during the Great 
Degression, The U.ii. Governnent v/as giving the buffalo av.'ty from 
Yellowstone Park for the price of fx'eioht. The only requirement 
v/as that they have sone ^ort of cyclone-tyr»e enclopure. But 
because he couldn't afford freight and new fencing, he v/as unable 
to obtain = pair of buffalo. 

Each aide of the fauiiiy h?c. their ovp t]-,rephing nachine and 
steam engine that ran them because of the vast anount of land 
they oxvned. both V. e LhT'-'ZRS ard ^:E!1C1 S were uv^per-nij.ddleclass 
families vho lived in pi.ansion-type housec-, v/ith hized help, that 
lived in tent-nt hot;se>;, 

V.Y GH£7'T~GR"NDr;.RKC:TS L?.TF^RS 

My Great-Grandpa LATi-jERG was a farmer and his wife v?as a 
secretary who worked in a grain mill, and later came over to 
America from England, 'Ihey both becriuC eccuaintod because they 
were neighboring farmers, Great-Grandpa L7.THi:ks owned the first 
automobile in Beloit, Rock, vise. He moved to Florida where he 
had a plant ?tion and orange girove which he called "%iscon Villa", 
The drivevv'ay was lined v/itli royal palias, and. he had two v;hole 
families of colored help that had houcec in the grove, 

Great-Grandpa LATHERS met the notorious Frank James vjhen 
Frank and his brother Jessie were running from the Ipw, It setras 
thrt Frank and JefEie split-up and a man showed up at my great- 
grandpa's farm and aclccd to stay for bre.-Jcfast. It secrr.ed odd to 
all the other help that this r\an wore a lot of make-up and pre- 
tended to wash his face. It wasn't until the next week when they 
read ths paper, that tliey found out who their early i.iorning mystery 
guest WES, 



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My Great-Oranclos, Samuel D, i'lSKCK, had a real estate agency 
and err dealership in Beloit, Rock, ..isc. He ovmed the Dodge and 
Graham Agency at one tirr.e. Yoars ago, my Great-Grandna 1--.R.SH'S 
family owned the cow pasture that i'xarsh Elonent. ry £jchool ^nd 
Gilford Hich School are now built on, 

MY GAil:DPjt J,I::ECK 

My Grandpa, Ralph Ecltcn ::c:;CIl, v/as a iv.an of laany professions 
\-j\-\o enjoyed helping everyone. He was one of four children born to 
a Congregationalist farm family, Ke later chanq',rid to the Cptholic 
religion. His laotht^r died uhen he -was lU years old, and he was 
raised by l)is older sifter, Anna kSiJCi; Pi..va. 

IIY GK^;aD^,/> MEECH 

Ky Grandna, ^^gnes LI-ilH.';: •.w , wav one of seven children born to 
a Catholic farm faTniiy. ::,be used to lell my mother he-/ she 
remembered -.'hen the Indians caiue down Turtle Creek because it v/e s 
the only naviqcbie route available. Once she found cannon balls 
in the cov; pasture after th3y chasea Chief Blackhawk away, 

AY GR. .l/DP/.REKTS HEiJCH 

My Grandparents IF;ECH were f arraers v-o met at a oance sponsored 
by my Graat-(-:randma L.:.Tiri;Ri> and her cjirlfriends. .?-fter they vjere 
raarriad, they bought their own farm and ppent the. r-^st of their 
life fnore. They both believed in strict disci:~jiine of their tliree 
chiidien, Byron, lijva, and Esther, However, f ■ e children •v;3re 
Eooiled un-uercifully by their grandparents. 

Religion v;as very irra:>ortant to :: y Grandma MEjJCH and my tirandpa 
was tolerant of her. He would drive her to church e'ld then r>?ti?ntly 
waited in the car for her to return, reading The iVilv.-guk'^- Journ. 1 . 
He would give a cou'ole .f hundred dollars Po the cliurch v;] en they 
held their annual drives. 

Grandpa KSE'.ll would never go to t]-e bank in his f <: rrt clothes, 
I.s a result, when tha banks closed tlieir doors during the Great 
Deoression, he had $?2 in his wallet alorg vith 31800 v.'orth of 



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wort:, less checks, Durino tl.e Degression the fi^ifiily lived off tl.e 
money that ti-^e children bee- saved in their nigc y brnks, 

Grandr-^a MEECK went to business College and for tl is x-eason 
raed.e all tie business decisions for tl^a fai.iily. Grandpt. held 
many ivciportant r^ositions in the c.oi'u.iunity , i- e v,as School Clerk, 
Chair.'- an of the tovnehip for 77 years, a County J:>ocrd neraber fcr 
21 years and Chairman for 4 yccrs, "iisconsin Strt.e Bo^rd of -.cjri- 
culture, ]:-i orc.,cnized and wes President of the Rock County R^h, 
State and County Board 'ssociation, Jiock County hic;h\7£ y Comi'ir -^.ici. 
State .'jchool Bo?rd .iP'^ociotion, ..isconsin iSt~te ri':jbv f y Cowinission, 
Deputy Sheriff, and a hotr.ry luhlic. 

He lougl t tc have th.e bridge on Coui- ty vJ over Turtle Cres>k 
built e-nd it w.- r, later dedicated to hii,.. The LiiTIi>J.lL' nbi e is oii 
the bridge on hilw^u'iceG i^oad over Turtle Cre k as you cor,;e on to 
^vhite /Venue in Beloit, .xOc;c, i.isc. ny 'brej.t-Unci ^ ■.ill's hefrse 
was the first car to cross over the bridge, 

Ti^e yljJ'ZC^ . fn/aily narne is now on the verge of extinction. 
Most of my grandpri ' s male cousins were killed during a flu epidemic. 
The only i''h]CI'; naiies left &rs lay Great-Aunt liary 'xl'.i :Cl: who was 
ch.ilc'l-j^s, and r.y Uacl-.? Byron i-^iKiJCi- who lives in Jeloit, i^och , hisc. 
alona v;itli his wife, hyena, c.nd their tx.'o u.nnarried driir<) ters , I- ary 
and hartha, 

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Ihy nother, ^va Hargaret i'.i;;^Ch, v;ar born on /.vvjr. 14, ID?.' in 
Beloit, Rock, v:isc, Che '.,u.g the r?occnd of three children. They 
had re dioc T-zhen she was a child and enjoyed playinvi checkerr \.'ith 
her fi^ther. They especially enjoyed rutting lightning hiicjs on the 
arcVies of the crcauet hoops so thev coula v:ij.-.y ^t r:Xv;ht. i^he 
remenb.^rs th..e far.ily jrindinj their o\:n gr. in dui-ing the ^'epression 
and v/citing for tr:i.r?s to conie down the road fsh.inr to help with 
the farm chores, her dad always said, "The best hired laan got a 
dollar a day an.'.' dinner," during the i->e}'ression, her fa.i.ily got 
groceries on their gooc fajiily aci.ie for th.eraselvos and all their 
relia'jle neighbors. 



l-.y mother v.'ould go to tox-'n en l^sturdf, - niqht to sa- Lsr 
rjirlf risncs , Sh= hrd c. nickel to spend and had no fcc.r o^ 
viol'^nce in the ci' y of Beloit, Mock^ T:isc. rJhen she got her 
drivirr's license at the • ge of 1? , she drove a nev; Grehrri car 
fror.i fiilv.-. ukee. The nev; cars hnd cciv.e aciiss Lt.ke i'lichigrm on 
a ferry, Remenl)er th.-.t her cjr iiidf tl tber owned the Dodge and 
Grshara Agency in Beloit, Jiock, VJisc. 

Every Sunday afternoon her father's side of tlie finily 
would get together for :".co cream. The entire fr.vily voiild rjet 
together for holids/s, .".ril birthdays, elections, family 
reunions, v.e. 'dings, bantisms, and. funerals; especially yerrs 
ago when the funerr.l.-- wero held in the fc-iaily home. 

My wotler v;£;£ introduced to my father by one of lier friends, 
i'iy mother recalls thrit her father h£.c. U^jlpl: Crrlton ^^.livOij.O picked. 
out to be her husband long before she ever suspected. 



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i-.v- Grandpa, Karley rieiinald /.Ri-;oi:D, ^;as born on Fe]). 12, 
1890 ?t lirodl-^ead, Grean, ivipc. He wns the baby of teii children 
born tc n I ethodist farm feir.ily. His mother Gi^^d in b.is early 
childlood, and he v/as raisod by r.n olclar ■ Sa-ster", trandnpi v/ac 
a cattle cealor ard Lis f?nily rrn the stockyard auction in 
Orfordville, Rock, uisc. 

My Grandre , Grace ;'arie IU.LL, v/as born on Mar. 5, 1889 at 
Minneapolis, i-'ini:, f'lie ■. ; n the only surviving child of a I'^^ethodist 
farp. fai'iil''. /". brother died as a child. Grandma T;as a voll- 
educated school "raarri" •, \ ho went to .;Tiitev;at2i- Moru-ial Sciiool, iihe 
taught in n?ir >- Lor' ood ccliocls, Fari.i boys oily v.spt -co school in 
the vjintar because t- ey v;;:re tie!i.cad at hoiue tha rest of t: e year. 
Grandpa MEECK had school i'ecords that shov/eo. sev;ri-l teacher 
contracts. In lc67, taachars got .'f^O for tsaching four months. 
In I860, taeclu-rs got $92 for taacliing four ruonths, 

I"Y Gi'U- Jg. .KC^.'rS r.il]\01jD 

My Grandpare:i tK i.Ri:Or_D inove' '; to a far.'i in Ercchacd, Green, 
'.vise, r, fter their iuarriage. 'J.'}:ey It ter laova-l to r farir. on riyinonth 
Church Road near J-fton, Rock, ivisc. Vvhere thsy 3;:.'?nt tl.^a remainder 
of their life. Grandma ancl Grandna .■.;\i'VCLL hr-ci six children, Chester, 
Clayton, Ruth, Dorothy, Lioyd, and tlalph, tho youngast of V7hora is 
my father. 

Tl'iore v/ere five ftrius in the faiaily that accused /00-300 head 
of cattle. 33caure nrandra was a cattle dealer, he v/as able to 
oick ur> cattle from unfortunate famers during the bei-'ression, 
ThresV.eries v/er'-:; a cor-.ion af/air as v/ell as barn-rai3inc;f;. tarn- 
raisingr ''ere a neiyhborliood uruject. Ahei~e v/ere aiv;ays barrels of 
beer and the vvomen cooked the food, .^fter the barn was coriDlcted 
and before it v'-^i' filled v/ith c-ninals and hay, at leafit one barn 
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My father, Ralph Carlton AKlTOLi), wap born on Dec, 4, 1926, 
He enjoyed r. laying checker, doiiinoes, and a card game callerl 
"T'liiich". 7- f?ivorite riastime x-.ts to bore ;: hoi'- in r. kernel of 
corn, tie a string to it, let h cliickeu v9t:?11qu/ it, i-nC then you 
were able to lead the chicken around by the strin< . Dad was quite 
young durixig the Depression, but he re.-.eiabers driving cattle hoiue 
from l-ianover, Rock, i'.isc. a distance of four iailes. His father 
had bought th.e Ci^ttle for a p..:\n'." :. ^'cj'd, Sggs vere a nickel a 
dozen, you paid 50<: for a stalk of bananas (approximately 50-60 lbs,), 
and people Vvould bee to railk cov;s for 3upt>er in return. 

»."hile iropt farn f r'niili-js didn't obtain electricity until the 
early 1940 's, my father';? f . aiily h^d alectricitv tho ye^r he v/as 
born. TVey bad tlieir ovm "j:'elco Plant", i. generating s stern which 
was run by batteries, 

BreakfoRt came ??arly, vary eirlv. Ka vjoS ut? nt 4:00 and h£d 
breakfast ti'o to thr^^^^ hours before daylight. In 193G they had 
tractors on the ffirrn. Cattle cost ^IP-ilS in 1933, :;50 in the 
late 1930's, and ;sino in the 3arly 1940's, 

when ray fi-ther v/as 16, his dad was i^nable to g.-^t him a car, 
Becar."e of I.'orlO \;er 11, c.'.rp were si:uply unr v.- ilchle. ly Grandpa 
ME.CCH, v^hu ;'ne\v- the "right connections", V7as able to get one of 
two new cars fron Mr, Btid 'iSISER for r-y fj^ther, A Mr, Dl.YlilR from 
Belcit, Rock, 'wise, bought the other c?r. 

Before anti-freeze v;as intro'-'ucecl ir tht ir^JO's, nobody's err 
\ould start when the cold v^eather ca:-*^. You eith'-r e' ji'yed striving 
rionie or else you venturec out on foot or ',i7^ited jTor v/arpier weather, 

IlY PPRnh-j'S 
liy parents vTsre nsrried ir 1?47, They .•ecrll th?t you ccu.ld 
buy a 1947 Fleetline 4-.nr. Chevy for $1500, or you could splurge 
and buy an extravagant '"-'^illac for $3300. Pbey r~id $775 per hes^d 
foi- cattle in the 1; te 1940 's and in the early 1950 's they paid 
$300 par ho?d. 



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They started out on a riEiiCK farm the spring after their 
marri-:e, moved to Dad's brother Clr^yton's farm in the fall, and 
in-co Dar"s brother Chet* e farm the follov?inn sorinr;. They then 
lived with Dad's parentc for aw'iile, anc". Khon I w?."^- ons ^'ear old 
v:e moved to our present f . rin. 

A section of th^^ fpr*^ houne \<rss built before l'?isconsin 
became b stste. In the 1330 's before a farm could be hoiuesteaded, 
you had to build a house first. My parents bought the 150-acre 
fcirm for :>lbO an acre, a grand total of 5^'*, 000. Today, the farm 
is '."Torth over $l!"i'"'0 ■=" sr-re, 

My parent «: had dairy cattle, pigs, and chickens. i-y dad 
under^^cr.t brain s'jr'';ery i^^ 195->, a-.d rft^-^rvards f e ani/ials ware 
sole because tr,y dad v7as no iou'^er able to farn. 2-iy •:)r.rents have 
both had t'.'o heart a!:tac?<s. '>;y father no lonoer vorks because of 
his liccith, and ny nother is an Engli.^h teacher at Beloit Memorial 
Kiqh Schocl in Baloif, loc",. , TM -jc. '"lie rtarr.a--^ to co.llece when 
she V33 fiip.o.st forty yoars old, and no-; has a Piaster 'p ^"^egree plus 
12 credits, i:-j parents still live, on t; a f-r'i, hov.H-?ver, the farm 
house is rented and '.ay parents li^ra in a nevj hoj.ie that they built 
high on a h; 11 overloo'vin-'; the f-rn, 

I, '.villiao.i R-f^lrrh ..■-J.vC'_.. 3i . , :-.'■ th' first cV-ild, and only son, 

born to my oarents on Dec. 9, 1940 in Beloit, "^oclc, ^'isc, I have 

tv'o sisters, Barbara .--gnas, an elei'iej: tf^ry teacher - 1 *i'^.=-tcn .School 

in Beloit, Kocl' . Kisc., ncv. nerriec to .'ite-jhcij Ja: es ^-.'07 and 
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Catherine Jua, a stuoent at X.'Mtew- tsi Universihy. 

As a youngster, and uiitil this day, I erjc].^ hunt !nc; ar-^^ fishing. 
One of rry fa.vorite pe^-ti-e.s is to ^ralk in the vcods end enjoy the 
flora and fauna, 

'ivhen I was in the seventh grade, I met a nev? stiicient ""'ho 
transferred fron Chicsgo, Cook, 111, Unknovin'^.ly to -^e, ='he V7as 
to become n.y \"ife. I "ttenaed Cliriton Cc.i^iuni^y SrP cclr ir. Clinton, 
Rock, Misc. I lettered in wrestling during r^.y Freahman, conhoiuore. 



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and Junior year, I '"e s the fir-t Freslvan in the school's 
history to g:^t s letter on the varsity wr^i.^tling squad. In 
Feb., 19G7 I stcrter! v.'or'.ing st the Chrysler As£er:bly I-lai-it in 
Bel^ri.dere, Boone, 111. Ir; i-^y, 15:7 I :,rf:duc ted from Clinton 
Ki'-rh School, 

i^'iy frsedoi-a se med doomed to be short-lived, not thitt I didn't 
vant it to be. I becr-ne engr.cfed in -May, 1968 to Diane Lynn rii-LI , 
She v/sR born on r'eo. 26, 1950 in Chica.,o, Coo".:, 111., tc Edir^rf 
MA.T.y and Dolori=*s Mrri.e '^;r^;. C •■'-'■<. J. 5he t'^"^ th,=; second of five 
children born to the Catholic f?niily, .'1 en she \'<s 12 years old, 
her fa-..;ily voved to ■ frrr^ -■'e^.t of Clinton, Roc.';, ivisc. v/Lich 
they hrd rurchassc? -i-nen she v;.-s tvo ysars clci. 

On Feb. 1?, 1969 I v? r drrfte^-^ into the U.S. Army. The 
Amy is one r-art ox ir.y life t>c.t I -rould just a seen forget. 
Neverthslass , it is p> vital pprt of \\y life. I sarvecl six nonths 
in the strtec traininc; znc- then X -was s;-.ip:ed overssns to Vietnam, 
There I '^•pent one yetr of livinc; hell. ivhile serving in the Army 
as an ar;nored perEonnel carrier driver (:ieche.ni2ed Infantry), I 
v.'as av;?rded throe rur^-.le hearts r-nd f.irned dov;n tvo, txvo bronze 
stprr, tv;o AriT.y Conu.endation i.-.odc'iio, and x.'ithin n.y first hour in 
the field I earned the Coiab&t InrKntryn.an ' s Eaic-e. I £'erved v;ith 
tv70 Divisions, tac Diq Tied One 1st Inf-.i.ry, and i;- on the Division's 
withdrawal from Vietnam, I was transferrs-' to the iimerical Division, 

Cn liar. ?, 1970 half-, ay through )\y tour of duty in Vietnaru, 
I r,iet ^y fiancee' and ray rarents in ivoiolulu, KaTvrii, U.S.;.. where 
I spent i:.y 'IC<R, 'Jhat evening at 6:3'/ ■ -i ■.<,sr3 mcrried in the 
chaDel at Fort DeFcussey, ..c s;ent five da _, s tocother c.nc'. thsr. I 
returned to finish iry tour. 

In iiugust, 1970 I returned ststteside and spent the reiaaii'der 
of my service at Ft. Hood, Texas, On Feb, 11, 1971 I received my 
disch.srge fror.. the U.-j. hr-My, Th-^^t gart of ,:\y life vjas over and 
done vith. but the i;>ci.:.c.i-ies \vill live on forever. 



I 



ow.-t 






I returned to v.'ork at tl-e Chrysler i.sseinbly Plant and in 
April, 1971 we raoved to a rented farmhouse v/est of Clinton, Rock, 
Wisconsin, It v/as about this tino thut ray v^ife foimd out th?.t 
she was expecting our first child. In Sep-c., 1971 two months 
before our baby was born, we laoved to aaother farnhou;3a r^bout a 
mile west. It was right around the corner from iny in-law' s 
farm, We felt this i;ould be r;n iflecl d.-c^: to raisa our fnnily. 

Cur son, V.illiani Ralph ..Rl-fOLD Jr., was born on Dec. 10, 1971 
at Beloit, Pvcck, ;-7isc, the day after •ny ?3rd birthday. Billy is 
an extremely healthy child and seoioed to grow-up before our ayes. 
It Wl s about this tiive that we started longing for a hone of our 
own. In Cct., 1973 our new house wsf. under construction. On 
Feb, 28, 1974 we moved into our new hone. It f -■It so yocd to 
fin^xily r.-.ve a home yov cov.ld call your ovai! 

The yes.rs v/ent by and V7e were kept busy v/ith our n&vj home, 
Boforo long iiiv v/ife •.•'?.= *^x;^ectir>r; our second child. Ov.r uauyliter, 
Corrinnc-. Lynn ._i<i>;OLL, v.'e.s born on Oct, ?.l, 1975 at Eyloit, Rock, 
Uisc, 

That about >)ringe ue vip to the prer(M)t. I'.y frmily has grown 
conrriderBhly over tie ye.'rs. It no" includes ^ay vjife, Diane, wy 
son. Hilly Jr., my clruc;!: tor, Cori Lynr , a Golden Lat^, VJoodie, a 
Honey iecrlc. Pokey, -'^no nvr Intent pd; ition, a Vir Iker Coonhounu 
tv-hoK we call Blazer, Eilly is almost 4^2 years old, Cori Lynn is 
6 iuonthr. old, ;in<3 my vife and I are busy, hanpy, an:' tired, but 
satisfied, V^e both look ahead to t.^o raany yerrs left ? nd hope 
they vi'iJ.l be a satisfying to us as fiiv-^ sij' years ive hi;.ve had 
together so far. 



ASHTON, VICTORIA GRACE ANDERSONV 19^(5- 



'IKASK TYI'l': I'LKASK PI.ACK THKSE SHKETS AT THE FRONT 1'' TIIK SECOND COl'Y OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY. 

3ear Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

\ 

' So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and 
ithers study I nc, American families, we .irc asking you to fill out the forms 
^elow. This will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily made over 
Into an Index which will permit archive users ready access to just those 
k.inds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 
1 



Office Use C( 



Your name \ /,Q.\oru'.. /-iSh toQ 
Date of form /Apr .\ ^'7^ H "1 U 

Your college: Roc k Valley College 
Rockford, Illinois 



(ID // 
(ID // 



Check the earliest date for which you have been able to say things 
about your family in your paper. 



V^ Before 1750 
1850- I 900 



1750-1800 

1900 or later 



1800-1850 



Please check a 1 1 regions of the United States in which members of 
your family whom you have discussed in your paper have lived. 

• New England (Mass ., Conn . ,R . 1 . ) yX Middle A t 1 a n t i c (N . Y . , I' e n na . , N., 

Va . ) South Atl antic (Ca ., Fla . ,N .C . ,S .C . ) East South Central 

( I , a . , M i s s . , A 1 a . , F e n n , K y . ) 



y Wos t South Central (Ark . ,N .M . ,Tex . ,0k . ) 
East North C e n t r a 1 (Mi ch . , Oh 1 o , I nd . ) yX Pacific (Ca i . ,Wasli . ) 
(llawa 1 I ,A 1 aska) _i^_( I 11 . , Wise.,) 



Please check a^JJ^ occupational categories in which members ol your 
family whom you have discussed in this paper have found themselves 



y/ Farming M i n i n g 

T ransportation Big Business 

y/ Professions y/ Industrial Labor ^ th e r nufY%£rc(.;S 



</ Shopkeeping or small busines; 
\/ M anufacturing 



Please check a 1 1 religious groups to which members of your family whom 
you have discussed in this paper have belonged. 

xX Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian y^ Methodist 

Baptist Episcopalian Congregational y Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon y Other Protestant Other (name) 



V/hat ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 

German y French 



\/ Swed ish 

y Blacks 

Jews ^Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish ' 



Other Scandinavian 

Indians Mexicans 



Puerto Ricans 



I'^a s L e r n I . u r o p ( 



British y' Native Americans over several g, one rat ions 

East Asian Other(Name) 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 



v^ I n te rviews with other 
family members 

Vital Records 



Family Bibles y Family Cenea logics 
Land Records The U.S. Census 



• Photographs y^ Maps 



Other 



FAM1 I.Y DATA 



Grandfather (your father's sid e ) 

Name Axel /Anddr Sofi Current Residence 

Date of birth June \^ , \ U.l Place of birth Sueddr, 

Date of death rf,h H ^ i <^ T I P_lace of b u r ia 1 ^g^^,-, d, >n- i/...:n Ccm.- f^o<,lcictcij jii. 

l'iducation(number of years); 



gr". de school^ 
i)ccupation(s) 

Is t p"a V- m g >- 



high school 



vocational 



college 



l^ocKfc^^^ III PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
D a t e s ^^o^-l^;^s^/^/,-/s.4 ^ ^ ^nC K4tv-rl^ X/1. D a t e s l^o^- /9i^ 

'■'' n d Co>,.sf.uct,cn (^^^ , o.nKr D ate s \'loL, - r. i 2 n d Oec>-buc(< ix, . 5 D a t e s Hi'l - 1^1^ ^' 



3rd met hi n I t>i 



Dates rn u -i^i ^ 



4th(^>\\-- 0^^vc, 



R e 1 i g i o n L u 4 K e r<.'» i 




Dates i^J.t.- K'l'^'f 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc.^ 

\/gbt.j.^ta (^Lub 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother KnC i^^c-A ^ III. date 3l< I ^ lo, I'^o'l 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

N a me Ahr.A, \/iC \o >-if., Ve^.ic ^■::>c n C urrent Rcsidenc e 



Date of birth /V J e J ^ 1 'c '^ " 1 Place of birth ScQ Cde n 

Date of death f^ ^g y n ^ 19^5" Place of b u r i a 1 gj^kji^j^Jf [L 



ocational 



!■', ducation (number of years): 

grade school lii^h school 

c o 1 J e g e 

Occupation (s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t l\}e{c,a^ KA.ihoc. 0. D ate s 1^1 cu l^o"! 1 s t R,^tK V--^J^ I II D a t c s i^ Ol^ - H i^ 

>?Kf d Til 

2nd Wanie. ma^e^ 



Dates \qo<-l ~ 19^5' 2nd Oe e^- bf-oc k^ tc'.b Dates l9i9 - II^ S 



3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 



. J r d J^_o L .ykt4 Jl ' I '^ '^ t e s 19 _3^5 : J ^^ 

4th Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n L u -t- h e e-g n 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



I'lace of marriage to your grand fa titer K'oP K ( t.i-J, Til . <late_J^J_,^ 10^(9,0^ 

\ NOi'i;: If your father was raised 'io age 18) by a s t e ijmo I li c r or ■, 

anotiier relative );iv(-' tiiat data on tiie bacl<. o I tiiis p.i;',u I 

(A-2). 



A -2 Step^randfather (your father's side) 



Namt 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

Cw 1 lege 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

Znd 

3rd 

4 th 



Religion 



Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd_ 

.3rd 
4th 



voca t ional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 

D a t e s 

D a t e s 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
3-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your father's side) 



date 



Name 



Date of bir th 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school 

coll ege 



voca t ional 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

Jrd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 
2nd_ 
3rd 
4 th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home-) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R » • 1 f g i o n 



'olltlcal party, rlvll or social clubs, scjroritles, etc 



Place of marriage- to your grandfather 



Date 



(,'. Grandfather (your mother's side) 

N a 111 e U J I n I b n I u e h i H i p I fc y Current Residence 

7j) Date of birth Jul v^ 30^ i'S'sl Place of b i r t h PQ , I I e.-j .-c c , I /e ^ Tt> 

Date of death d1. ^ I ^1 I f Place of burial Pcjo XM ■ 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school 1 A vocational l__ college I oi-- ^ f 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t (llet-k D ate s \^10S- Is t 3e lo, -t Ic'.b. D ate s i96'6 



2nd Una^wtuKer C'IcrK Da tes 1^<0^I - l^t i.^, 2nd C/hu'uy.Jn- Pat es ;^/d)g- I'iC'i 

3rd Dates 3rd o t»- eu-t^.- HI Dates I'^'Q- n'P 



4 th Da tes 4th ^Jigt-A \ <: Jt . IU o(4i^. Da tes I'VcV - /q/c juj 



R e 1 i g i o n Q^eiWodi^t 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, e L c- 



Place of marriage to your gr andmo th er tnr^; H e^,je u.' I )g ,JII- ^'^^^^CULt. .it^-lUM 

NOl'l'', : If your mother was raised by a stepfather or another relative (in 
age 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Nam e L-^r^gfec Pl^c y S l^ov--} C urrent Residence RoC K hy <K ^ Tl I- 

Date of birth Te b- U :i , i's'Sh' Place of birth Stet- I i n^ , J M- 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school___ high school \ 3- vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF Ri:3IDKNCE 

(after leaving, home) 
] St \-lomf mt^keH Dates iSoS- \'i ^S 1st Ch> to^^. Jjl-. - ''^ ^ cm /7cj- /"ic'l 

2nd L r. g n d ^- y ___Pa tesj^^i^:^ ^ > _2nd SWcic^Ti^.^ Dale:; }^iici'ug 

3rdJAiim.e^iriiLiVc^: Dates iS ai- )S4-i- 3r dR,.,^^ 1^^ p. Ue, Oi^ Uhc.>,c.Da i e s i'ic^-/'>'c 

4 th Ajdl.or... 1 Left * I4cu.<,f^-.k P ate s \^^x- I'l^c 4 th<'\, lUcJ. ^c ^. Hf .1 M - D a t e s jfhi - Jjlf^_ _ 

Re 1 i gion Uni Ic A l3^c• thwc.^ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororiti(^s, etc. ^ ._ . _ 



P'lace of marriage tc/your g r a nd f a t h e rjT^ , \\f a.^L'u.'Mf, TH DateOdf ^S, i^O^ 

NOTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to 



H\ 



gtvB th»t dAta on the back of this page (I)-:') 



C-2 S t ep gr andf a the r (your mother's side) 



Name 



V-..n...-cJ O^orUvy 



Current Residence 



Date of birth Fc h ^1 T'l ^ 

Date of death A | Vr > \ "-' I 'i 6"1 

Education (number of years) 
grade school _high school 

Occupation(s) 



Place of birth '\u.: br. /. . -i 
_Place of burial - Kv I > „,_, ^ Sll 



vocational 



col lege 



Is t OVv^ h.'tN,- i.. p t r< t., 

2nd^ 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Da t es_ 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 

2nd_ 

-3rd. 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Da t es_ 
Da t es_ 
Dates 
Dates 



Re ligion 



Political parties, civ 



il or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother O"\>\\e(^.jcL.ntr. Til 
D-2 S tepgrandmother (your mother's side) 
Name 



D a t c Se pt- J3 ^ 

i 



Date of bir th 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birlih 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



grade school 



high school 



vocational 



1 cge 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



1st 
2nd 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RKSIDKNCE 
(after leaving home) 
D a t c s 



Da tes_ 
Da tes 
D a t e s 



R e 1 1 g 1 o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



])a te 



I) 



_1_LDRK.N of A & B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's name should appcnr below 
Name ^ ^e ^- f ft X c: 1 ftnr^e^-Sc.-^ 



Place of birth RoaK-(c.-^ ^ ni - 

Number of years of schoollng_ _, 

R e s i d e n c e Lot^c-b Pa>- k ^ in M a r i ta"i Statu: 

Number of children '^ Death 



d a t e_/j_j^^_^ 9 ^ ij_,_o 

^ c c u p a t i o n P^H.^ ., u>-e ri_n, ;, A , 



-ZZL 



N a m e duc^ i-a f4" ,_XLia. henec' 
I' 1 a c e of b i r th f?o(iKf6 rJ , I II. 
Number of years of schooling 



Res i 



. d a t e /tc L JlO ^ /9 I I 

-i c c u p a t i o n CtjKpc-ntc h- dohsj^ ^ d f ^ . r, (1,> v^^, y, 



Marital Status 



Number of c h i 1 d r e n 3 

N .1 m o fp Lten 

Place of birth \^oAl<f.,.^^ Xil. 
Number of years of schooling 



D e a t h r'lui^e l^a ^ 



da ti 



^/l^- 



R e s i dene e 

Number of children 

Name E:_^:j_C__iQ_j_j'h^J| 

Placr of birth R,,o K-fcwJ , X 11 
Number ot years of schooling_ 

Residence Rackfe;-J^ Jll, | 

Number of children q 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



Death _jjjjj 



_ d . 1 t ( ■ Jll^ ^_ n, I9AQ 

4_ c (■ u p a t 1 o njvi^cA it. Lb.t_ 



Marital Statu s _ jnQ_ 
death 



Name t ^ p .'j^_l\6., P h^^a 

Place of birth W'oec ns.rs date ri^lp ^ | ^ l^/aW 

Number of years of schooling jS- c c u p a t i o n 5 to H e n f 

R e s i d e n c t> SGjLfcLiciti__^XJi Marital Status _Q _ _ 

NuinbL^r ot c h 1 1 d r e iT ^ o Death 



N a til ( 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 
Res idence 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birt h 

Number of years of schooling^ 

Res i dene e 

Number of children 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 
dea th 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Marital Status 
dea til 



Number of years of schooling_ 

Residence 

Number of children 

N a m e 

P lace of h i r I h da t e 

Number ol years of schoolinj; 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



_0 c c u p a t ion 



Oc (■ upa 1 i <j n 



Name 

P 1 ace of birth 



da t 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

N uml) !■ i- o 1 ch i 1 d re n dr.i I li 



7 



CHI 
1 . 



le should appear below 



LDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2)-your mother' 

date ^ o h c' - . , 

•i Occupation )). . k Rcv ,).r- Sfertf i<i^^ A 



; 



Name Crr-..l (^.n.- t ■ i-.j, »t , .w ■ i - ; 

Place of birth ^, ll.(.. - ^ , J ^4-L oklQhc ;>v.da te Jj^he J'i, I'^ic'l 



Number of vears of schooling 

Bp^-id^nreO ^,, ,.,^ Pel, i\. ■,..., Marital Status 
Number of chilc^ren i death_ 



/M 



Name U . \ma OVi r Kipley 

Place of birth f>^|il^.l. r. lie Til date .].. ,^c ^^c i '\i^ 

Number of years of schooling U Occupa t ion FuK^ , ^^. ,; f,n>'^h n 

ResidenceL;^j^^Ai^XiL__ " — ^^^^ «;..,„« n^ 
Number of children (^ 

Name Kchc->--t L c'.n Vm p I e y 
Place of birth 5Trfc; tc- Xi' 



Marital Status 

death 



PI 



_d a t e ^un J-G, )^\'^ 



Number of years of schooling_ 

Res idence ^^r.oK f^H-:. . TH .^ 

Number of children 3 



Marital Status 0_ 

death 



Occupatio n 1 1- ug K df-iV^i- 



Name O^-^^ -.j ., r-- ^ A I '^e ^ip 1^ -y ^ ^ 

Place of hirth P^, \;^j.,-,: 11^ Ti\ date^u_nfc M , I i 'a 

Number of years of schooling W Occupa t lon ^.^o^^.^K..- -J'^-. -llf'^ 

Rp.;-ldence <^ ^, > k FaiK lU Marital Status_0. 
Number of children if 



death 



N ame OoriAU hutjend rxiple'V 

Place of birth m:iieL-j.-v.. Me .IM 
Number of years of schooling_ 
Res i dence <^te*-\ > r^c^ , I 



_d a t e \^f b ^ ^ , i^l^^ 

ccupatio n f^'^asKh S^f. - fi^'n \| 



Number of ch i ldren__ii_ 



Marital Status 
death 



Name ^ut-na^ O^a^ Plot-lg'j 

Place of birth Stf^l.K.^ , Xll- 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence (?^^kWJ , 111 Marital Status_H/ 

N' umber of children 3 



date OlaKfi K ^ l'l>-^ 

Occupation Ccck 



death 



Name (^f^^^ .^^ [j\i it. P'^orku 

Place of birth 'Si^.. i,^.^ T/l 
?;umber of years of schooling. 

Res i d e n c e 5-k ^ I > r. c^ , X I ' 

Number of children - ^ 



date f»^c^ , ^-t U i.*; I'i^ ^ 

"ii ccupatio n_qu?ruii 



Marital S t a t u s___£!Q_ 
death 



Name V^ e \ h f I Lt.fhai Afc Quibble -^ 

Place of birth 3tf >■ 1 1 >.c^ III 

N'unber of years of schooling lu 

Res 1 dence Sie >- K nt-j , 111 

Number of children 4 



d a t e (\jc\y J-iz , I 'I^S 



Occupatio n ( ,- ;<'<<, . U)6, (^ ^^ 
Marital Status /T\ 



death 



9. Same ^'\(ki (Mgy-h -U f^f>«-lf-j 



Place of birth S»t ► i , ...^ , 1 1 1 

Number of years of schooling \1 

Residence K6('>^C.. U, 7 |l .__Marltal Status ^ 

Number of children •■ .b' death_ 



Drcupation fnvfr..^^ (V<k\>t'i.^i ^^^ 



S a me Lecr.c^J Dtk If f^o^)f^ 
Place of birth ^t>>r J . ^. r, I/' 



Number of yearn of sclioollng lo . '-"-' 

H.Hldcnce Roc Kic. J l_l L Marital StatuH fTL. 

b ,• r of c h f I d r e'K' _:a- d i^" '» I *» 



_datc f)) fi cf >. ■:?o , /^yJ!/ 

Occupatio n ^tuc 1^ ^ >.'-i;ti±: 



"i II n 



rJ, ... 



Rfr«arch -.> i<^n'y^>c.^o,vli> /^^.ek JM , i'h^ '..vr.to,,TM 



d 



Your Father 



Name ^ vet- t flyel /-/r\ j e fSfc n . Current Residence U-6-' K<fS FlAhk T- I 
Date of birth A PM \ '^ ^ \'^\^' Place of bitth KoLrKfc^c4 JM- 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school Jj high school 



voca t ional 



college 



Occupation(s) 

1st 5 k I P \ U i"*^ i-'' c r 



2nd Tuhni ioi 



Dates \'lX"i 

Dates IHX^ ' I'l'^^ 



3rd fT"\a.eh i o i^ + 



Dates HWv^^ |'W(^ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

1st fl'oo K4c.-ci^ III DatesrW.iJi5V. 

2nd Lot/e'-o |'ai-k^ XI \ 

_3rd 

4th 



^th Vairr,, i-ur-c F.^iihi^'j Dates 'i -1 U - I'l'l^ 

Religion L- lj f [i g ^^^ ^,, 

Political parties, cS.vil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Dates 1 


9 5^- 


i77i, 


Dates 


! 
Dates ' 



b' Place of marriage to your mo ther -(^o(»,K4^t:rJ^ Z M date dul^j J-L ^ \^^S 



NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that 
on the back of this page. (E-2) 



d a t a 



Your Mother 
Name 



Date of birth Z[inf. 20 . \^\\0 



Current Residence L o l' c" S i fi t- h I M 

Place of birth I'M i ll g d^^ e; L ,' I fe X li 
^j^j — i^ ^ — i_fc 



i^ Date of death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high;-' s chool 



Occupation (s) 
1 s t__U)aj_lji£jD'i 



vocational 



college 



Dates \^?.1'\'^^S 1st 

2 n d madc Vr>v,- m^ehM-ie- -jlTop D ate s I S ?? ^ 2 n d_ 

3rd S e L'> n-i .-s -y V- ^ ^ 'J Dates Hj? 3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving hcjme) 
Dates 



4 th ^ut-y,, -vi^,-^ Vu,^h 



m^ 



Dates \Hr>o- \'^'l3' 4 th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i o n Seven- D^y /-) d L/ c t ) 1 1 •-)t 

I'olitlcal party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father f^oo y^AC *- J . TH - 



late ,^u I vj ^L^ )^>y3> 



NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that 
on the kack of this page (F-2) . 



data 



S tepf ather 
Name 



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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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F- 2 S tepmother 
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CHILDREN OF E AND F (or E-2,F-2) -YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR BELOW 

Name V id-tohuo (^hggf. /-Inrlei'Scn 

Place of birth f?QaK{". >-J ^ TIL Date of birth CC'1 M /^/-^r 

Number of years of schooling 1^, Oc cupa t ion Hc;:7;;ri:v. - . ...... 

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Number of children ^ death 

Name \j^\~cjn^iu. f)n (]e\.-^o>^ 

Place of birth f^oc K-T^i-J ^ I I I Date of birth f^'\^ >, J2 ,1, 1IJI 

Number of years of schooling Occupation QUhsv, g,,^.. 

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Number of children "S death 

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Number of children ^ death 

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Residence ls,floK(o>-j . Tli Marital Status |^\ 

Number of children 3 death 

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ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and 
administrative rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
Collection, deposited in the Rockford Public Library, Rockford 
Illinois 



Signed -^Ldlt(^Ua C^ 'ltnL. 



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9. Name Donna Maxine Clapper 

Place of birth Rock Falls, 111. Date of birth June 3, 1934 
Number of years of schooling 10 Occupation furniture factory 
Residence Rockford, 111. Marital Status M 
Number of children 6 

10. Name Sharon Lynn Clapoer ; 
Place of birth Pock Falls, 111. Date of birth July 7, I938 i 
Number of years of schooling__I3__0ccupation manafrement ' 
Residence Rockford, 111. Marital Status M 

Number of children 3 

11. Name Leslie Ross Clapper 

Place of birth Rock Falls, 111. Date of birth June 3, 19kl 

Number of years of schoolin g 9 Occupatio n T.V. Repair 

Residence Kankalee, 111. Marltgl Status M 

Number of children 3 ? 

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LIST OF SOUPCES 

Evert Anderson - Loves Park, Illinois 

v;ilma (Eipley) Anderson - Loves Park, Illinois 

Eric Anderson - Pockford, Illinois 

Axel Anderson - Anna Peterson - "trunk" 

Mr. ?< Mrs. Ernest Brown - Fockford, Illinois 

Oleta (Spencer) Depuy - Sterling, Illinois 

Marilyn Hanson - Kenai, Alaska 

Futh (Ripley) Hunt - Pine River, Minnesota 

Geraldine (Fipley) Jenkins - Corning, California 

Grace (Short) Morley - Rock Falls, Illinois 

Fobert Fipley - Fock Falls, Illinois 

Mr. & Mrs, Ernie Sandquist - Pockford, Illinois 

Posella (Anderson) Sciacca - Pockford, Illinois 

Helen Spencer - Port Byron, Illinois 

Margaret (Fipley) Ulrich - Fock Falls, Illinois 

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PPEFACE 

My only thought as I began ray family social history was to do 
it 'vith enough thourouf^hnesc to get a good gi-ac'e in I4r, Schou's 
American History class. I soon became obsessed and found myself 
doing it more for myself, my children, and the rest of my fa:?;ily 
than for a grade, American history be,':an taking shape v/ithin my 
ov/n family. The early settling of this land became more real as I 
realised rr>.y relatives were some of those settlers. The Great Depres- 
sion took on more meaning v/hon I listened to tlie experiences of my 
parents, 

I felt a deeper sense of understanding as I listened to ay 
family's joys, troubles, dreams, and realities. The generation gap 
becarae smaller and snaller as I journeyed through the ?^ast with thea, 
I discovered and canie to knov; relatives I never knew existed, I 
became acquainted with relatives v/ho in the past were only a nar.o 
and rediscovered relatives I had known, 

I began remembering every second with my grandparents and 
parents as I could. The warmth of a hug, the twinkle of an eye, 
and the tone of a voice took on new importance. I lost myself in 
memories that had been pushed to some dark corner of my ;aind. 

As I compiled all this information the iaraigrants kept -00]}- 
ping out at me. Why did they come? What did they hope to gain for 
themselves and their farr.ilies? Hov; did they feel leaving their hcine 
and fi;oing to a strange land? IVhere did they get the courage? I be- 
gan to appreciate their gift to us: our American heritage. 






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Axel ARDFFSON 

His parents in Sweden 

A, P. AMPEPSSON 
Carolina HANSON 



children 

David (Sweden) 

Olga (Sweden) 

Axel (United States) 
B. June 13, 1887 
D. Feb. II, I97I 



Anna Victoria PETIIiSON 

Her parents in Sweden 
(city-Vingaker state-SOdersanland) 

Alf PETT!CRSSON 
B. May 2k, I86if 
Johanna ERICKS-^'N 
3. Oct. 26, I860 



children 



Carl (United States) 

B, 
Anna Victoria (United States) 

B. Nov. k» 1887 

D. May 17, 1945 
Erik (Sweden) 

B. July 22, 1890 
Kjalmar (Sweden) 

B. June 6, 1893 
Oskar (Sweden) 

B. Sept, , 1895 
Elsa (Sweden) 

B. Dec. 25, 1896 



Axel ANDERSON 
B, June 13, 1887 

Goteborg, Sweden 
D. Feb. II, I97I 

Kockford, Winn., 111. 
K. July 10, 1909 

Rockford, Winn., 111. 
Anna Victoria PETERSON 
B. Nov. if, 1887 

S?/eden 
D. May 17, 1945 

Pockford, Winn., 111. 



children 
Evert Axel 

B. April 9, I9I0 
Gustaff Clarence 

B. Nov. 20, I9II 

D, June , 1956 
Swen 

B. I9I5 

D. I9I6 
Eric Alfred 

B. May 17, 1920 
Posella Anna 

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Axel ANL EPSON, son of A. P. ANDEPS30N and Carolina HANSON, 
^^as born in Goteborg, Sweden June 13, 1687, Axel came to Fockford, 
Winnebago, Illinois in 1901+ at the age of I? yrs. His uncle, John 
Anderson, had previously iamigrated to the United States and was 
living in Fockford in 190^, John Anderson assembled pianos at 
Hadorf Piano Co., Railroad Ave., KocVrford, 111, Axel didn't like 
his middle name and droriped it v/hen he came to the U.S.; one S in 
his last name was also dropped (originally Andersson), Military 
training was required in Swedish schools. Axel left Sweden because 
of the draft. 

He couldn't spea-k English when he came to this country and 
later talked of how nean Americans were to foreigners. Saying he 
felt like a slave (at first) and was called a greenhorn. He also 
talked of the animosity between Swedes and Italians, 

Axel got his first job in Fockford on a farm owned by John 
Stolberg on East State St, After he worked there for about a year 
he got a job running saws at Chair Factory A where he lost his little 
finger. He then v;ent into construction and C3J?penter v/ork. 

Axel ANDERSON married Anna Victoria PETETJSOK on July 10, 1909 
in Rockford, Winn,, 111, They were both lutherans and became married 
at Zion Lutheran Church, Axel was 22 yrs, old and Anna was 21 yrs, 
old. Axel and Anna met on an excursion steamboat called the ''City 
of Rockford" that made pleasure trips up and down the Rock River. 
The boat had demcinfe on board and would stop at an Amusement Park 
and an open air dance hall, 

Anna Victoria PETERSON, daughter of Alf PETTERSON and Johanna 
ERICKSON, Sas born Nov, 2f, 1887 in Sweden (possibly Vingaker, 
Sodermanland ) , Anna ca.rae to Rockford, VJinn,, 111, in 1906 at the 



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age of I9yrs. Her last name was changed from P:3TTEESS0K to PETT^PSON. 
Her brother, Carl Peterson, had previously immigrated to the U.S, 
and she moved in v/ith hi;ii. She got a job knitting at llelson Knit- 
ting Co. and V'orked thrre until her aarriagc in 1909. 

Axel and Anna had five children: ITvert Axel born in I-lockford 
April 9, I9I0, Gustaff Clarence born in Fockford ITov. 2.0, I9II - 
died in r:ockford June, 1956 of heart trouble at the age of if5 yrs,, 
Swen born in Fockford I9I5 - died in Fockford I9I6 of diphtheria 
at the age of 2 5'rB., Eric Alfred born in Fockford I'.eiy 17, 1920, 
Eoeella Anna born in Wisconsin May I, I92i}., 

After their i.rjraigration Axel and Anna spent the rest of their 
lives in and sjround Fockford, except for six years in Wisconsin. The 
following were some of their addresses and the years they lived at 
the addresses: I9I6, 3'^(> Sixteenth Ave./ I920,2"2if I^th Ave./ 
I92O-I926, Deerbrooh, v^is. (nearest large city-Antigo)/ 192.6, 1026 
7th St,/ 1927, II07 7th St./ 1928, I2I0 21 Ave./ I929-I932, F. I 
Barnuia Pd./ I935-I936, Ft. 7 Fockford/ 1938, Ft. I Fockton, Axel 
built their own home at 602 Fitch Fd, in Fockford in I9't2 with the 
help of his sons. Axel v/as 55 yrs, old, 

Anna spent the rest of her life taking care of her faaiily alter 
her ruarriage in 1909. She didn't like the U.S, in the early years 
of her life here and had dreanis of moving tack to Sweden, She died 
in Fockford at the age of 57 yrs. May 17, 1945 of cancer anri is 
buried at the Scancinavian Cemetery. Anna Victoria Peterson never 
had the opportunity to return to Sweden. 

Axel was versatile and held rr^any different kinds of .jobs: 
farmer, laborer in construction, carpenter, machinist, night watch- 
man and milk driver. After Anna's death Axel r.oved into a roon in 



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his daughter's (Vosella) hone at 2816 Huffman Blvd. and lived 
there for nineteen yeari?. 

Axel visitsd Sweden tliree tlr.ee sfter Anna's death. He retired 
at the age of 62 and r.'as a night watch;n,-in for a T^hile durin." his 
retirement. He fot his first car in 1922: a I9I'i Ford. He was a 
isember of the Vestgota Club and spent tine thore for recreation. He 
made weekly trips to a bakery on 7th St. for rye broad and took ,food 
care of his fa-ailie's graves at the Scandinavian Cemetery. Axel 
Anderson died Feb, TI, I97I in Pockford, Winnebap-o, Illinois at the 
age of 83 yrs. He is buried at the Scandinavian Cemetery* 

FOLLOWINCt PAGl^S 



A-I A history of the steamboat, "City of ^ockford", where Anna and 
Axel did much of their courting, 

-Money Axel sent to his son, T>rert, on one of his trips to 
STiJeden, 

A-2 Axel Anderson and Anna Peterson-marriage license. 

The naaes of Anna and Axel's rjarcnts v;sre unknovm to any of 
their children or grandchildren living toi'ay until I acquired 
their marriage license from the Winnebago County Clerk in 
March, 1976* Their names are listed on the health record on the 
back of the narriae license, 

A-3 Marriage license- application. 

A-4 Page fro-n Axel's r.achinist union book. 
A-5 *^ " " 

Axel -naid rsonthly dues in the miion froT. Oct, I9I7 to May, I9I9. 

He worked at the Mechanic Machine Co, in I9l6. 

A.xel Anderson brought a trunk v/ith hiia from flweden. Axel and 

Anna stored aany of their valuables in the trurJ^: clothes, baby sh0es, 

baby teeth, newspaper clippings, letters, pictures, negatives, 

I collected a lot of inforraation about their live?; froni these items 

and I also got a peak at some of their thoughts -nd e-otions. 

A-6 Anevvspaper clipping fron; the Vfisconsin Farmer, Jan. I':, 1920, 
(trunk) Axel and Anna lost their baby son, S'^en, in I9I6 at 
the age of 2 yrs. I feel this clipping was saved because it 
mirrored their feelings s.bout that loss. 



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I don't know if these clippings were written by Axel 
Anderson or sent in by him, '-Ir.Scf-Irs, Ernest Brown of Pockford 
gave me a general verbal translation of the poems. The poems 
are in the process of boinft completely trrnslatec- by ^^r.^.-r-rs. 
Ernie Sandquist of Fockford, Both BrnestBrown and Krnie Sand- 
quist are Sv/edish irn?ai£;rants. 

The poem titled "Arna Barn" is about a Swedish girl cotning 
to the U.S. thinking ahe vjould never forget S-.'^'eden. Lr.ter find* 
ing she has forgotten much is trying to vnrite a letter to her 
mother, but her mother is dead. 

The poem titled "Kriget" voices opposition to using guns 
in sar instead of t-lking about differences. 

I found a packet of 26 letters in the trunk fro.'a Anna's family 
in Sweden dated frora I9I6 to 1938. All the Totters -vere from Vin- 
gakev, Sodermanland, Sweden, Vingai-er is an old city about 72 miles 
south'sest of Stockholm. Erne.-t Brown gave ae a general verbal trans- 
lation of 5 of the letters. The letters tell Anna of the activities 
of the fa;nily in Sweden, These lettc-rs are in the process of being 
conpletely translated by Mr.S'Mrs. Ernie Sandquist. 

A-8 Letter fron Anna's sister Elsa (I9I6) giving names, ages, and 

birthdates of Anna's mother (no narae), father (n§ name), sisters, 
snd brothers still in Sweden, Elsa also writes of not being 
able to believe Evert (prj father) is in school all ready. 

A-9 Letter from Anna's ruother. She coaplains of having arthritis 
and v;ants Anna to write more than once a year saying that's 
too long to wait. 

A-IO Letter from Anna's sister Klsa, (1937) 
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A-I2 Letter from Anna's brother Oskar. (1920) 

A-I5 Letter from Alf Pettersson: Anna's father. I92I 
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A-I4 Back of A-Ii|. Letter from Alfrid Pettersson (relationship 
uncertain) 

A-I5 ?age from Axel'.i passport. 
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A-I7 " '* receipt of payment for trip to 

Sweden, 

A-I3 Postcard sent from Axel to his son, Evert, on one of his trips 
to Sweden, Axel tells Ij^vert the picture on the front is the 
place he started out 43 years ago. It is from LeruB, Sweden, 
Axel listed his brother's nane and address on his passport: 

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By TOM WARTOnSKI 

I -nd sakcs alive, shipmate, a long-lost Irca- 
-Tr has surfaced from Iho Rock Rfvcr. 

(Is a boatload of memories called (he "City 
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The City of Rockford was a 12S-foot sleam- 
''-11 that used to run pleasure rides up and 
■'wn the river during the early lOflOs. 

II was destroyed by fire in 1924 and sank near 
fhe VMCA. • 

Tiirre it was to stay, a hidden reminder of an 
'rn ot fun long gone by — but for work being 
•'"le at the Fordam Dam which has lowered 
■■-:'' Rock to record shallowness. 

To the casual observer what has surfaced 
'"''s like a pile of junk: Rotted planks, 
"="rled cast iron pipes and blocks, and a 
■^^llection of bricks. 

That sounds like the hull where the steam 
c.^"m was," said Milton Mahlburg, director of 
''■r Burpee Museum of Natural History who 
fi-.-ncmbcrs the boat. 



"It used to be called the "Illinois" and took 
cruises up the river six or eight niiles to' 
Hiirlcni Park," Mahlburg added. '- 

"There was an orchestra on board and danc- 
ing. On Sundays, thei' held picnics at the' 
park." 

Yellowed news clippings recall the boat as • 
"an institution on the Rock . . . slowly wending 
Its way around the green-mantled bends and 
Uulgcs of the river 

". . . With paddle wheels gleaming in the' 
fading sun and dceply-hucd smoke spurting 
from her twin stacks, the ','City of Rockford" 
made a vivid impression upon all who saw and '' 
remembered her." , 

One old-timer who remembers the City of 
Rockford well is Joseph Schmidt, who spent 
"most of my life on the Rock River." 

"I remember a lot of good times," the 82- 
year-old retired commercial fisherman said. 
"It was a good way to spend time with a young 
lady. They had an orchestra on board and so 



you could dance as the boat paddled along 

"On a hot summer night you couldn't find a 
better way to spend your time." 

Schmidt remembers the fire, too. 

"It was tied up there by Ruttledge (just south 
of Whitman Street bridge) for a couple years It 
hadn't been used except by kids and drunks 
Then one night (March 3, 1924) it caught fire — 
burned right Aovm to the hull. They never found 
out what caused the fire. 

"They dragged it out by the 'YMCA and sunk 
it. The government came along later and made 
them pull the junk out but I guess they didn't 
get all of it." 

Schmidt says the river is lower than h€ s 
ever seen it before. And, according to a Com 
monwealth Edison spokesman, it's going to 
stay that way for another 90 days. 

"It's going to take that long to finish the 
construction work," said Donald Lindvall. 
After which, the gates will be closed and oper- 
ated by a sensing control. 




This photograph of the "Citv of Rockford" nas taken in the early 1900$ when the 
popular excursion boat took thousands of persons on pleasure rides on the Rock 
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NUDSOMMAR. 

Drca. r-n snind om foacerjor'lea. 
Sveas bam. i deona kvaH! 
S^nd iin. ticie iem till Nonien. 
Laadei. oieliaa sk^r och fjaJl. 
T>ar Eu socmarfesier iiras 
Ocii med bjorkiof prydlis^ siras 
rbrren oil det IflU yall. 

rwanna sail coll d53sa ^iacsTi 

Orli i ivall z:sd ?iada 3 inn en. 
Dar iorhoopouisea ar gast. . 

Omirlng lofgrydd 5tln? 5ig samM 
" Soin dar he'rama, unga. gam la , \ 
Till 23 sTeHi-i laidaoaziarfsat. ^ 



Dar.vld tocren Caiman crilar 
■ . SV;!!! en , iiar och skon ki^nod- 
' Mildt dec gy^ne Sors^t strllar 

Sc!=. on d?C"Tir trdjd ior3D3d. 
I Sirfsn iis ?4 afstdni staHar. 
L DA ai i7C^5 scolcie'- svaiisr . j. 

Falaen £ Tirt.frisia blod. 

-„. - ■''■■* 

-X^arfor, spalnjaiu. staai Colec. 'J 
* Sp«iS n?9 till man'-c" dacsv " 
V Ttoctes ej nil "crsonsoleii 

)^ Sander es s:n nya glana' -; 

iC Gcssa.. STarr- din egsn- fUoia. -i 

*;.Dj!rpC;i 'aUs ogon bUcia -] 
T::ier lofvens =:rona krana! .' 

' . P. Modln, 



■;;- ARMA SARNt ' \ X. - / 

""Jas sis' sa visa en juniirall J: -■s, 
Ai 'Anna Lisa" i "Fria ord", 
Dar ^'I'l ajdng om mamma Ttd splselsa. 

clIL- . • - ■ 

Dna ainnen frln !i5mniEt3 jord. 
Aci. bamiomsniiinen. de aldrig da. 
Ze I5r da Cesta e:^ skzmmer s^a 
Pi HfTs'j toirura stisl 

13* Toro- enkla, da rader smi,. 

Sod Tilda ilcmncr Ttd Ti^ens rand. 

?-l9a andi ^ara. ty ■'1 forsia 

Kca tanit tj4. "aeEzzns!: ocii iienibygds- 

strand; 
P4 -iar cc'a. mor och ?4 nordana lander. 
Diz T-«w> atv iii- i stilla stnnder 
Cch. fiaaer >ivi!a oci ro. 

Jag mott ~i fUc^a, s& sot cch !inld. 
Som gldmt sltt iem bort pi Sveas- 

Hsu glomt iSn mcder t5v flans cci 

yald, 
GlSmt iTsnska apriist, hTartenda ord; 
Gdmi A rtV!a. >o:an. dar fiadt hon leite, 
Gldmt omma '::and9r som lienne smei-- 

ts, 
Och^bennss namn dst ar: Arma bam. 

Da TiTia. T§n uppA rllse stlg. 
Ja? ber si raniift. tnyt banden iter! 
Ditt mo<iersmil kan »j siada dig. 
Skrif dn till mamma, iion kans'ss gri- 

Fop bamst aitt, nti ildems host. 
Som vandrar tjarran i vlrld'en. — 
Snarr skaii den tystna. din moders 
rest. 
P.cckiord. m. Axel A — n 



K R I G E T. 

Det dnndrar i oster 
och luften ir mattad 
Eied rok och med damin. 
soiE blixtrar pi fiist^t. 
Granatema frasa, 
krevera i leden, 
dar hares drar fvum, 

Kanonema bnimma 
;^ om valdet, om. makten 
sitt dja\-tL[3ka l^ud 
Och bak efter trossen 
ses prastema ika 
De sucka oeh bea-'a ^ 
om hjalp ifrin Gud^ 

Och truppema laga ^ 

i andlosa leder 

med doden till mal — . 

Utsvultna som vargar 

de mota^ i stride n, 

de halsa varand'^ 

med bl7 och med stau 

Xn gamaraa friisa 
av liken pk falter 
dar slaktningen stod_ \ 
De ligga dar sprdda 
med bortslitna lemmar^ 
och nejden den luktar 
av krut och av blod. 

De doda d? ka^tas 
i gravar oeh gropar 
med paekning och allt. 
De rakade ropa, 

de barma : de bedja 

pa faltet,i natten - . 1' '-'.'- ' 
det blAser si kallt! '"•' 

Se'n spndes kring jorden 
med kabiar och tridar. 

att virLsten blev god 

man stnlit en fana 
fran fiendeharen, 
och-mArken valsiamas, 
dar massmordet stod. 

Axel il — i 



MtDSOMMAR. 
Drnca en stund om i03terjor'ien, 
Svoas barn, i deniia kvall! 
Sand din lanke hem till Norden. 
L-andec mellan skar och fjall 
Dar nu sommariester firas 
Och. med bjorklbf prv-dllgt slras 
Dorren tUl det lilla tjall. 

I>enna se4 och dessa minnen I 
iro da vi aJska meat. 
Och 1 lcva.Il med glada ainnen, ;.' 
Dar forhoDoninsen ar gast, ' 

OiQkring IbiQrydd sting 3ig samlil 
"" Som dar he'mma, unga, gamla \^ 
Till en svensk midsommarteat. ; 

Dar Mi toppen tlaggan prilar 
,'. ?om' en.klar och skon kJ^nod. 

' Mildt det gyllne korset str^laj- 
,. aom om d^t'var frojd foralod. 

I* Sorgsa sig pi afstdnd staller, 
.j^ D& af lyciilig stolthet svaller ; .; 
>" Pulsen i virt.friska blod. 

-Darfdr, spelmaa, stam floleii, '/': 

* Sp«i3 upp till munter dans. 
. Trottna ej till morgonsolen 

Ki^ Sander ut sin- nya glana! 

^ Gossa^.avang din egen- fllcka, . 

/ ;.Djnpt.l blAa. ogonblicka ,-i, 

• ■♦Coder lotvens grbna krans! ,' 

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'-. •' JARMA BARNl ' .. -- / 

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Ja« Big ea visa en Junikvall }\ --l 

At "Anna Lisa" 1 "Fria ord",, 

]Dar ^'"i ajbng om mamma vtd aplaelaa 

hall,- 
Oia minnen tr±n hemmeta jord. 
Arft, bandomsmlnnen, de aldrig do, 
De lor da fiesta ett skimmer strb 
Pi Ufrets tomiga stigl 

Da Vorcr entla, de rader smi. 

Eom vilda blommor Tld va^ens rand, 

J.Ien and4 kara, ty yf forsLa 

Hoa tankt vk hemjnet och hem.bygds- 

strajid ; 
P4 fax och mor och p4 nordans lunder, 
Dit t ank an liar i stUla sttuider 
Och. flnaer hvila och ro. 

Jag mott 9tt flicka, b& sot och htild. 
Som glbmt sltt hem bort p^ Sveas 

jord. 
Hon. glbmt stn moder for glans och 

guld, 
Glbmt srsnska spraket, hvartenda ord ; 
Glbmt enkla kojan, dar gladt hon lekte, 
Glbmt bmma bander som henne smek- 

te, 
Och hennes namn det ar: Arma barn. 

Du lilla van upp& vllse stlg. 
Jag ber s^ vanligt, knyt banden &ter! 
Ditt modersm^l kan ej skada dig. 
Skrl? dn till mamma, hon kanske grS,- 

ter 
For barnet aitt, uti ildems host, 
Som yandrar fjarran i varlden. — 
Snart skall den tystna, din moders 

rbst. 
Rockford, 111. Axel A — n. 



K R I GE T. 



Det dundrar i oster 
och. luften ar mattad 
med rok och med damm, 
som blixtrar p5. fast-et. 
Granatema frasa, 
krevera i leden, '^■■'' 
dar haren drar fram. 

Kanonerna briimma 
: om vJldet, omma'kten 
sitt djavTilska Ijud. '• 

■Och bak efter irossen 
ses prastema 3.ka. j 

I>e sucka och bedja ! 

cm hjalp if ran Gud! ■ 

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Och truppema taga '.') 

i andlosa leder •" .•: 

med doden till mkl —. 

Utsvultna som vargar 

de motas i striden, i 

de halsa varandra 

med bly och med stal. 

Nu gam am a frSsaa 
av liken pk f altet, 
dar slaktningen sfod, t 
De ligga dar spridda 
med bortslitna lemmar, 
och nejden den luktar 
av krnt och av blod. 

De doda de 'kaatas 
i gravar och gropar 
med packning och allt. 
De rakade ropa^ . ' '■ 

de banna ; de bedja 

pa f altet, i rtatten - 
det Wiser sa kallt! 

Se'n sprides kring jorden 
med kablar och tradar, 
att vinaten blev god — — 
man stnlit en fan«, ' " ' '■ . '; 
fran fiendeharen, • - 

och-marken valsignas, 
dar massmordet stod. 

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MRS. AXNA ANDERiJON 

Mrs. Anna Victoria Anderson, 602 
Filch road, died last night in St. 
Anthony hospital, she was 57 years 
old. 

Mrs. Anderson had lived in Rock- 
ford ever since coming to the Unit- 
ed States in 1906 from- Sweden, 
■where she was bom on Nov. 4, isst! 
She was married to Axel Anderson 
on July 10, 1909, in Rockford. 

Surviving are iier husband; a 
daughter, Mrs. Roseila Sciacca, Be- 
loit. Wis.; three sons, Everett An- 
derson, Rockford; Cpl. Clarence An- 
derson, in. the Philippines, and Eric 
Anderson, army technician, fifth 
grade, now home' after serving over- 
seas; a brother. Carl Peterson, 
Rockford, and other brothers and' 
sisters living in. Sweden. 

Funeral arrangements are being 
made at the Long-Klontz funeral 
home, 428 Park avenue. 



ANDERSON — Axel Anderson, 83, 2814 
Huffman Blvd., aie<l ' a m. Tfiursday, 
FeO. 11, 1?71, In Swedish-American Hospi- 
tal ctfer o brief Illness. Born June 13, 
1637 in GorentKitg . Sweden. Lived 62 
years in Rockford,. coming hers from 



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terson in RocKtordJjuly 10, 1909. tm- 
ploved OS o millc driver b/ Slondord 
Dairy Co. tor many years. Member of 
V'^stoola Club. Survivors Include; a 
dougnler, Mrs. Roseila Saloccd. RocK- 
ford, two sons, Everel A. and Eric A. 
Anderson, Dotn or Rockford; a sister. 
Miss Olqo Anderson,' in Sweden; nine 
grcmdcflildren and Z3 greot-grond- 
Ctlildren. 

Services ot 10; 30 o.m. Monday, Feb. IJ 
In SUND8ERG FUNHRAL HOME, 215 N. 
6tfl SI. witn the Rev. Dr. 0. Gortteld 
Beckstrond II postor of TMnifv Lutfieron 
Cfiurcti offlcialing. Budol in Scandtna- 
vion Cemetw. Ttiere will be no visitotlon. 



iDlPHTH£RlA_!S FATAL 

I Sveni the two-year-old son of Mr. 
I and Mi-s. Axel Anderson of 32H Six- 
I ceenth avenue, died this morning from 
I diphtheria. Private funeraH services 

will be held Thursday morning at ^ 
i o'clock from the home. Rev. G. E. 
, Heradahl will officiate and burial will 

take place in the Scandinavian ceme- 
, tery. The- parents and trwo brothers I 
i survive. ... , , ) 



'H- Card of Thanks. <r '' ';'•■' . 

We wtsh to thank all our aeighbors 
md friends who so kindly assisted 
as in our late bereavement in the 
ieath o£ our little soa, Swen, also 
iviah to thanlf those who sent flowers 
md the employee of- the Mechanic | 
Mafthine Co. 

.Mr and Mrs. A^cel Anderson. 

.Clarence aJid Everett Anderson, 



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Evert Axel ANDEPSON 

B. April 9, I9I0 

D. 

xM. 1st April 9, 1927 

Violet Anderson 

B. iMay 2, 190? 

D. I96_ 

M. 2nd July 26, 19^5 

Wiliaa Mae EIPLEY 

B. June 20, I9I0 

D. 



children 

(first 6 to 1st aarriare) 
(seventh to 2nd marriage) 



Virginia 




B, May 28, 


1927 


Barbara Ann 




B. Feb. 22, 


1929 


Jaiaes Evert 




B. Dec, 25, 


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Lorraine 




B. July 7, 


1938 


Ronald Charles 




B. Feb. 19, 


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Nancy 




B. Oct, 19, 


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Victoria Grace 




B. Oct, 12, 


1945 



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Evert Axel ANDEPSON, son of Axel ANDKPSON and Anna Victoria 
PET!iRSON, was born April 9, I9I0 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. 
Evert was born premature and weighed 5^ lbs.; an oven was his 
incubator. Evert 's first language v;as Swedish, He began learning 
English when he started grade school, but the two languages caused 
problems in school. 

When he v/as 8 yrs. old he and friends rode on the rods under- 
neath the boxcars of a train for recreation. It made a water stop 
by a viaduct on Rroadv>ray. They rode it frc:n Broadway to Camp Grant 
on Kishwaukee St, They stold guns and rifles from the trains at 
Camp Grant and hid ther.i under the board walks. 

Evert' s mother, Anna Peterson, wanted to get her faJ.ily away 
from the city. Evert moved with his family to a rustic log cabin 
in northern Wisconsin in I9I9. This was the first ti^ne he rode on 
the inside of a train. The cabin had a feerbrook address. The largest 
city close to thesi was Antigo; Doring was six iniles a-nay and the 
closest neighbors were 2 niiles away. After the train ride they rode 
to the cabin in a bobsled. They later r:ioved to a more modern home 
near Deerbrook, 

When Fvert started school in ?^isconsln he \vas put back into the 
2nd grade. He quit school at the beginning of 6th grade at the age 
of 12 yrs, because he ?/anted to go into the woods with his father. 
Axel Anderson, and because of mean teachers. His father was cutting 
logs and farming for a living. 

When Evert was 10 yrs, old he hauled wood to the city of Por- 
ing alone. While coming 'nack in the dark wolYes came close to the 
wagon and scared the horses. The lights of his home were a welcome 
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Evert joined a lumber camp when he v/ac I/j yrs, old. He made 
$1^3 a month skidding Iocs to the railroad tracks; the logp were 
loaded onto hoy cars. He never caw civili7,ation and slept in a bunk 
house. The bunk house had 15 bunks and I belly stove. He fot up at 
iftOO /),M, , fed, brushed, and harnessed the horses, ate breakfast 
and was going to work by 6:00 A.M. He ate lunch in the v/oods and the 
daiy ened at 6:00 or 7:00 ?,M, Kvert spent one winter in the lumber 
caiap. The men in the canj^; chev'ed tobacco, didn't take a bath, and 
wore the sane clothes until spring. In the spring they took a bath 
and bought clothes at Deerbrook, 

Dancing was Evert 's main source of recreation. He had the 
pleasure of dancing to Lawrence Welk's band in its early years. 

Evert and his family were terrified by a tornado in I925« It 
became as dark as night and they heai'd the av/ful rumbling sounds. 
They took refuge ffin the basement v/hen they saw it coming. Trees 
were flying and roots of trees 10 feet v/ide v;ere pulled out of the 
ground. Evert 's mother, Anna, refused to stay in Wisconsin bec^ause 
of it. 

Evert 's father, Axel, casie back to Pockford alone to make 
preparations for the family to return. Later Evert joined hir: for 
a fev; months until the whole fainily came back to Eockforc, 111, 

Upon his return to Pockford at the age of 15 yrs. Evert got a 
job at Landstrora's Furniture Co., I6th Ave, and Ilth St., making 
65i^ an hour. He dipped chair seats into stain and put flov;ers on 
furniture. He stayed at Landstrom for 7 yrs. He worked in furni- 
ture factories in Pockford until 19^2. During World War II he 
'.^rorked at a machine shop for'^90 a week running radial drills that 
made sirens for ships. After ?/WII he returned to furniture fac- 
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Evert was 15 yrs. old. v/hen he £0t his first car. It was a 
192^ Model T Ford touring cair v/ith side curtains to keep the rain 
out. He and his brother, Clarence, were confirmed at Calvary Eng- 
lish Church March 27, I926 

Evert Anderson married Violet Anderson April 9, 1927. They 
moved in with his parents until their first child, Virginia, was 
born Hay 28, 1927. Violet's parents, Charlie and Lena Anderson, 
helped them buy a house on Sawyer Pd, and a car. They had their 
second child, Barbara Ann, Feb, 22, 1929 and their third, James 
Evert, Dec. 25, I93I. 

During 1932 Evert was working at Rockford Peerless Furniture 
Co, He started at S7»50 a day for a full day. The employers cut his 
pay to 362 an hour and cut to 2 or 3 hours a day. He asked them to 
lay him off so he could go on welfare. Eelief canie froQ the County 
?;elfare, but he wasn't allowed a car or a license. He v/alked from 
Brooke Pd. to Water St, to get groceries with the relief slips. 
They lost their horae on Sawyer road during the depression because 
they couldn't corae up with S6 worth of taxes. They and their three 
children moved into the garage of Evert 's parents home on Barnum 
Ed, for the summer and then moved to a horae at 7th St, and 8th Ave, 

They had the rest of their children: Lorraine, July 7, 1938, 
Ronald Charles, Feb. 19, 19^0, Nancy, Oct. 19, 1942. Evert and 
Violet became divorced in 19^2. 

Evert Axel .Anderson married Wilma Mae Eipley July 26, 1943 
in Pockford, Winnebago, Illinois. They were both 33 yrs, old and 
were married by the same minister that confirmed Evert in 1926. 



Following Pages: 

Evert Anderson's Birth Certificate 

" " Baptism 

" " Calvary Kews-Confiraation Class-first 2 names 

'« " Certificate of Confirmation 



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CALVARY'S THIRD CONFIRMATION CLASS 

The following class of thirty-six members will be confirmed at 
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BOYS 

Clarence G. Anderson 
Evert Axel Anderson 
Rudolph Hulgar Bergstrom 
Arthur Buskie 
Richard Albert Buskie 

^Wilbur- E. Carlsra 
Howard Edward Dibert 
Harold A. Fridell 
Charles D.HedlundF' . 
John Lawnduski 

'Roland E. Leaf '' 

Joseph J. Malcomson, 
Jacob Pippel 
Howard Powers 
Alfred W. Riverdahl 
EUsbury George Sederquist 
Kenneth Lloyd Williams 



GIRLS 

Florence V. Anderson 
Mildred Eleanor Anderson 
Angeline E. Bacilek 
Karla E. Bacilek 
Mary Bacilek 
Gladys Sophia Carlson 
Helen Erickson 
Eva Rowena Jervis 
Helen Bemice Larson 
Camelia V. Malmstrom 
Edna Lucille McCartney. 
Emert Ohman 
Doris Nadine Powers 
Elva Maxine Powers 
Lois Powers 1 

' Eva G. Rockman 
Margaret Seashore 
Violet B. Stcne 
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The inforaation on ray ancestors from Nicholas Knapp to Pebecca 
Knapp was copied from the NICHOLAS KIIAPP GENEALOGY. It was done by 
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Nicholas KNAPP, Iraniigrant ancestor. Parental?;© unknoiim, • .'• 

B. In l-oigland. Exact place unknown. ;■-' 

D, April 16, 1670, Fairfield, Conn. 

M, 1st Elinor . She (iied June or Aug, l6, 1658, Fairfield, 

Conn. ?nd Unica (Unity) Brown, March 9, 1659. 

All children born to first marriage. All children born at 

Watertoivn, Mass. except Lydia. ; 



B-I Jonathan 
B-2 Timothy 
B-5 Joshua 
B-k Caleb 
B-5 Sarah 



B-6 Puth 
B-7 Hannah 
B-8 Moses 
B-9 Lydia 



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Caleb KHA?P,eon of A-I* Nicholas and Elinor ( ) Knapp. 

B. Nov, 20, 1636 or Jan, 20, 1637. Watertown, .Mass* 

D. Before March li, I675» when his inventory was taken. His will 
dated Pec* 2, 167^. 

M. Hannah SMITH at Stamford, Conn, about I660 and lived there. 
She died June, I685> was daughter of Br. Henry Smith, of Stam- 
ford and his Ist wife, name unknown, son of Thomas SMITH of 
London > England, 



C-I Caleb 
C-2 John 



C-3 Moses 
C-lf Saauel 



THIFD GENERATION '.u.. '....^ Vl\.'-Uw 

Samuel KNAPP, son of B-k* Caleb and Hannah (Smith) Knapp, 

B. 1668, Stamford, Conn. 

D. 1739, Danbury, Conn, 

K. 1696, Hannah BUSKKELL, daughter of Francis BUSHNELL and wife 
Hannah (SEAMHR OF SEYKOtTR). 
Hannah BUSHNELL was born at Norwalk, Conn. Aug. 22 ^ 1676. 

- Died 1722/23. 

2nd marriage June 18, 1726, Phoebe, daughter of Janes Lock- 
wood, of Norsalk, 
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D-I Joshua 
D-2 Saauel 
D-3 John 
D-if Francis 
B-5 Abigail 



D-6 Caleb 
B-7 Mercy 
B-8 Aaxon 
B-9 Hannah 



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;hl Two Samuel Knapps lived in Dsinbury at the same time. Both 
died in 1759. This makes the tracing of their life activities 
difficult and confusing, 

C-4. The above Sarauel was known as Lieut, Sarauel, He was an 
Ensif^n in the Train Band in I7I3« Lieut, in tho Train Baind and 
Representative in the Assembly in I7I6-I72I-I722. He was a weaver 
by occupation. Moved to Danbury before 1700, probably as early as 
1685 as he was among the first eight families that settled there. 
The Allef:;heny County, Pa, History, p. 7B5, says of Samuel Knapp: 
"Tradition says that he was commissioned by the King of England to 
locate and survey the Town of Danbury and settle thereon a certain 
number of families in a certain lensth of time, and if he did this, 
he was to have a certain tract of land for his services," This 
cannot be verified for the Danbury records v.'ere destroyed in the 
burning of Danbury by the British in 1777. Vairlous accounts differ. 
He was in Danbury after I69I snd as early as 1697 and probably 
earlier, for Thomas Lawrence of Stamford, in his will of July 26, 
I69I calls him "son-in-law Samuel Knap," He was really his stepson 
and not his son-in-law. Perhaps he lived in Stamford at that time. 
See Fairfield Probate Recorcs, Vol, I689» page if8. Thomas Lawrence 
Aug, 16, I79I, Fairfield Probate Pecords, Vol. I689-I70I, page 172, 
says: "Samuel Knap of Danbury appeajrcd in Court this 2 of Nov. and 
gave oath to the truth of the above inventory of the estate of 
Francis BUSHNELL of Danbury, deceased Oct. 1697." The Conn. Gen- 
eral Assembly held in New Kaven confirmed him as Exsign of the 
Train Bsuid in Oct, I7I3. He was promoted to Lieut, in May I7l6, by 
the General Sssembly held at Hartford, He v/as a Deputy to the Gen- 
eral Assembly held at Hartford May 10, 1716 and May II, I72I. Fair- 
field Probate Pecords, Vol. 172/^-17^0, page 3klt give the inventory 
of the Estate of Lieut* Samuel Knap, of Danbury, April ky 17^0, 
John Knap being administrator. The index gives his name as "Sr". 
Francis Bushncll was one of the eight original settlers of Danbury 
as appears in the Norwalk Land Pecords, Vol. IV, page if38. "March 
I, I712 Samuel Knap, weaver, and Hemnah Knap, his «ife, of Danbury, 
with 10 others, convey their interest in the land at Norwalk, as 
heirs of Francis Bushnell, deceased, of Danbury." (Land Pecords of 
Danbury) 

FOURTH GIINEFATION 

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John KNAPP, son of C-4, Samuel and Hannah (Bushnell) Knapp. 

B. 1700, Danbury, Conn. 

D, 1758, on shipboard on Lal<e Erie and buried in the lal^e. 

M, 1724, (Margaret?) Taylor, daughter of Daniel TAYLOP, who in his 
will mentions his dear daughter, wife of John Knapp, of Danbury, 
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E-2 Samuel ''' "' '■ E-8 Luke 

E-3 Charles ":, '^: ^"^ * E-9 Puth 

S-4 Elijah ■ ~"'' ;. E-IO Elisabeth 

E-5 Zadock "'";. E-II Joseph *■" 

E-6 Zephaniah 

D-3» John KTTAPP, "A man of standing-. Officer in the French and 
Indian "/ar," He was killed or died on shipboard on Lake Erie and was 
buried in the lake. He v/as appointed guardian of Samuel (iiephew) Apr. 
ky I7';0. He took inventory of the estate of Stephen Curtis who died 
in I74I» the husband of his sister Abigail. He v/as appointed by the 
Probate Court of Danbury as Guardian, Adainistrator and Executor, 
John*s brother, Francis, aarried Deborah Taylor, daughter of Caniel 
Taylor, and from later inforaation it is believed that John married 
her sister, Mary, but some think John's wife's name was Rebecca. 

•■■' ■"■'•.'■■-. FIFTH GETfEPATION 
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Elijah KNAPP, son of I)-3. John and (Taylor) Knapp. 

B, 1733/36, Danbury, Conn, 

D, Oct, 17, 1823, Glenville, N, Y. where he last resided, in his 
87th yesir. Kis grave record says he died in 1825* D.A.P, says 
he died in 1823. 

M, 1st October, 1769, at Norfolk, Conn., Pachel Barden. (Pecorded 
in Church of Christ, Norfolk.) 2nd 1779 Sarah or Phoebe Watkins, 
Basking Pidge, N.J» She died Jan., I823» daughter of Joseph and 
Frances (SPINNING) WATKINS, 3rd Irene Ferris. No children. (We 
are not sure 'shich child belongs to v/hich wife. Some of the 
dates of birth cannot be explained.) Probably the first three 
children belonged to Pachel Barden. 

F-I John F-7 Elizabeth 

F-2 Margaret ■ ■■ - y-5 Amos 

F-3 William M. . '' ' ' F-9 Daniel 

F-4 Cavid ■ ■ F-IO Phoebe 

F-5 Frances or Fanny F-II Sarah Ann 
F-6 Eli. 1 ah. Jr. 

E-/f, Elijah Knapp* s Last V/ill and Testament follov/s: "I, Eli- 
jah Knapp, of the ifth Ward of the City of Schenectady, considering 
the uncertainties of this mortal life and being of sound mind and 
memory, blessed be Alaighty God for the saae, do make and publish 
this my last ?;ill and testament in the manner and form following: 
that is to say: First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved u'ife, 
Irene, two feather beds and bedding aJid a suitable set of household 
furniture for keeping house and the use of ray best roOiTi in my house 
so long as she remains ay widow: and also one cov;, the same to be 
kept on the farm where I now reside, except my said wife shall 
otherwise agree, and also I give to sy said wife I50 weight of good 
pork, six bushels of good wheat, 2 bushels of good corn and k bushels 
of potatoes and a sufficient quantity of fire-wood cut and ready for 
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hereinafter named, so long as she remains my v;idow. Also, I give 
and bequeath unto my son John Knapp, SIO.OO. Also, I give and be- 
queath unto .Tiy son William Knapp, f»IO,00, Also, I give and be- 
queath unto my daughter, Margaret Underhill, wife of John 'Jnder- 
hilljSIO, 00, Each three several su:as of SIO.OO to be paid in one 
year after rny decease, I also give and bequeath unto my 5 sons and 
if daughters hereafter named, ray farm where I now reside, to them, 
their heirs and assigns forever together with all my personal pro- 
perty not heretofore disposed of, to be divided in the Banner fol- 
lov/in^, that is to say: to my son Elijah Knapp, 2 shares, To ray 
son I'avid Knapp, tv.'o shares, to my son Daniel Knapp, 2 shares, to 
my son A;aoB Knapp, two shares, to my son John ''■', Knapp, two shares, 
to my daughter Fanny Glenn, v/ife of Alexander Clenn, One share, 
to my daughter Betsey Knapp, one share, to .Tiy c'aughter, Phebe 
Sea-an, wife of Joshua Seataan, one share and to "ly daughter 
Sarah Ann Knapp, one share, so as ^hen it is divided m;^ 5 last 
mentioned sons to have each a double share, to my last mentioned 
daughters a single share. And lastly I appoint my son, Tavid 
Knapp, and my son, Elijah Knapp, true and lawful executors to 
this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills 
by :;ie made. In witness whereof I have hereto set ray hand and seal 
this 15th day of Tiecernber, 1820. Signed, sealed and declared by 
rae, Elijah Knapp, to be ray last will and testiiraent, in the pre- 
sence of 'lostcome Potter, John Lawsing and Lydia Drew, Signed, 
Elijah Knapp, (L.S.)." Vill ad-itted to Probate before Giles F. 
Yates, Surrogate, Jan, 21, I82f^. Pecorded in V,ill Book, 3, page 
21, County of Schenectady, W.Y. 

From Elijah Knapp* s War record, he was living in Bernards- 
town, !',J, in 1791) and Schenectady, N,Y, in 1820, He v/as a pew 
holder in the '^esbyterian Church at Basking Kidge, N,J» between 
1783-86 and I787-I792. He served with the Conn. Troops. His Cart. 
was Titus V.stson, also of Norfolk, who moved before or during 
the Revolution to Ralston, K.Y, He was pensioned for services as 
a private in Conn, troor^s under Co], Hcn-an Sv/ift. Elijali is listed 
as a Freeholder in Bernards Township, Somerset Co., N.J, in 1790, 
At least two of his children, Amos and Elizabeth, were born in N,J, 
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line and about midway between Clenville and Charlton, He was 
buried in the 1st Pefornied Dutch Church graveyard, Glenville, 
David G, Kna-ip says his tombstone bears the following inscrip- 
tion "Elijah knapp died I7th Oct. 1823 in the 87th year of his 
age," 

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"Little haa been learned of the earljT Connecticut life of 
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War, and at the outbreak of the Pevolution we find him in raiddle 
life at Norfolk whence he enlisted early ana served as private, 
conoral ana sergeant of the Connecticut Line, He was wounded at 
the Battle of Green Spring (Virginia) July 6, I78I, He and Jo- 
seph Watkins helrl ajoining pews at the Presbyterian Church in 
Basking Eidge immediately aftjr the revolution and evidently 
owned their homes there (being included in a list of freeholders 
of the period). About 179'tt Elijah Knapp removed with his -rowing 



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the Fourth Ward of the City of Schenectady) not far irorn the 
Charlton boundary line. There he remained and propered as a 
farmer and householder, livin£ to v;itness the participation of 
his own children in the westward expansion that followed the 
establishment of peace and security. Hie final resting place is 
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village center churchyard (FirRt Peforiied) overlooking the scenic 
Glenville countryside." 

^: SIXTH GENERATION 

Elijah '<IIAPP,Jr., son of E-4. Elijah and ^hoebe (WATKINS) KNAPP. 

B. Jan. 23, 1786, Glenville, N.Y. 

r. May 6 or 16, I8i+0, Glenville, (or Apr. I6^ 18^+0), 

M. 1st DeWitte. 

2nd Rachel Randall Johnson, B.April 3, 1798. D. Nov. 18, 
I836, Aflisberdara, N.Y, She M. 1st Levi Paulding or Pawling 
who died Oct. 22, I82I. She was daughter of John and Pebecca 
(V/itherell) Johnson, 

G-I Margaret Ann G-6 Abbie Ann 

P G-2 John Johnson a-7 Eliza Sarah 

o G-3 Pebecca Witherell G-Q Sally 

rV] G-k Thornas Collins 0-9 Mary 

i-^- G-5 Elijah F. G-IO Phoebe Susan 

"-■ '-: SEVENTH GMERATION 

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(-. Pachel Pandall JOHNSON. 

l:\ B. Oct. II, 1825 

r: B. ATDril 19, 1928 Fairmont Ceiaetery, Polo, Ogle, 111. 
l^ M. 1st T!ov. 16, 18^+2, Addison M, PIPLEY, who died Sept. 2, 1859. 

'-'' She married 2nd and 3rd Samuel Middleton, June II, 

1876. All children from first marriage. 

H-I John "lelvin H-3 >^hebe Anna 

(died in prison during E-k Simeon Elijah 
the Civil V/ar) 
H-2 Pachel 

,:• '.: -o ^' EIGHTH GENERATION 

H-4 

Simeon Elijah PIPLEY, son of G-5 Pebecca Titherell KNAPP and 

Addison M, PIPLEY. 

B. r-ec. 13, 1857 children 

D. Oct. 8, 1899 Alice Pebecca 

M. Nov. 15, 1882 '.^' illis Albert 

Margaret Elraira SPENCER Olive Puth 
B. June 9, I864 
D. Sept. 28, 1955 

(SPENCEP history begins following page) 



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Michael SPENCER and Amy EliGECOMBE had six children: 

1. Waaman 

2. Isaac-settled in South Carolina-no record 

3. Zacaharri-lived in New Hartford, Conn, ' -- 
-- his children: Alvin, ^vrif^ht^ Zacaharri, Henry, Polly Ann, 

' ''- C and ace. 

If, Chloe-no record 

5, Pelia-no record ; 

6. Luraan - married Payrevelia Puck - their children: 

Isaac, Ed son, Lovina, 
2nd marriage-Loreva Phillips or Phelps-one son- 
Edward Phelps Spencer 



Kaaman SPH'ICEP, Sr, 
B. April 13, 1790 
D. Jan. 3, 1873 
M. July II, I6II 
Diantha BENHAM 
3. Nov. 10, 1794 
D. Sept. II, I86I 



children 

William Trumble 

Fannie 

Alanson 

Allen Benham 

Lucinda) tisrins 

Lucebia)Apr, 21, I82I 

P. M%rch 12, 1822 

Naaaan, Jr. 

Piantha 

Clarinda 

Isaac 



i' aaman SPENCEE , JP . 

B. Feb. Zkt 1824 

D. Jan. 15, I9I4 

K. 1845 

Julia Ella Baldwin HUNT 

B. May 9, 1830 

P. Sept. 5, 1865 



children 

Lewis 

Jehial 

Elias 

Alanson 

Charley 

Margaret Elr-iira 

2 boys died in infancy 



The following SPENCEP-BENHAM summarized history was v/ritten 
by Bertha Bailey (3. Dec. 5, 1887 D. May, 1975) wife of Frank 
Spencer, (Naarnan,Sr. , Kaaman, Jr. , Jehial. Jehial is Frank's 
father) Frank and Bertha (Bailey) Spencer's daughter, Oleta 
Depue, Pt.2, Sterling, 111., is the pr-sent SPENCER-3E1THAM his- 
torian. 

There are references to Eagle Point, 111. in the summarized 
history. Eagle Point is a township in Ogle County situated be- 
tween Milledgeville, Carroll, 111. and Polo, Ofile, 111. (see map 
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:.i Naaman Spencer, Jr. was born in Hartford, Conn, and came to 
Illinois at the age of fourteen. When he was tv;enty-one years old 
he raarried Julia Ella Baldv/in Hunt, she was only fifteen. After 
twenty years of r^arriage and givins birth to ei^ht children,Julia 
Hunt died at the age of thirty-five at Eagle Point, Ogle, HI. At 
the time of her death her oldest child was twenty and her youngest, 
Margaret Elraira , was 15 months old, 

on Aug. 28, 1966 Naaman Spencer, Jr. married Fannie Johnson. 
She was born July 22, 1825 and was the widow of Ashel Johnson: 
cou.^in of Naaman Soencer, Jr. She had one son, Chas. Surfer 
Johnson. The Johnsons were from the BENKAM line. Naaman,Jr. and 
Fannie never had any children together. Fan: .e Jo^anson died Anril 
8, 1903 at the age of 78. Kaaman Spencer, Jr. died Jan. 15, I9Iif 
at Eagle Point, Ogle, 111. at the age of 90. 

Marrarot Elaira Spencer, daughter of Naaman Spencer,Jr. and 
Julia Hunt, was born June 9, 186/, at Eagle Point, Ogle, Illinois. 
She :noved to Milledgeville ^hen she was 6 years old and finished 
growing up there. On Sov. 15, 1882 she married Si:neon Elijah 
Pipley. He was born in Nev; York City, H.Y., but it is uncertain 
when he came to Milledgeville. On their .carriage license they 
both listed their residence as Wysox, 111. Milledgeville is in 
the township of Wysox. After their marriage they ..oved to Polo, 
Ogle. Illinois Where Si.eon Pipley was a blacks.ith. he became 
ill and auit blacksmithing and began studying undertaking, which 
is what he did until he died Oct. 8, 1899 at the age of h2 of 
heart trouble. They had three children: Alice Pebecca. Willis 



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I Albert, and Olive Puth. 

Hargsxet Klmira Spencer married Gabriel Sarber March I7» 
I9O8. (B. Hay I5, I87ii -. Nov. 23, I%0) He had three children 
from a previous marriage that she helped raise: '."esley, Ina, and 
Gertrude, She died Sept. 28, 1955 at the age of 91. She v/as ex- 
plained as beinp very strong willed and good humored. 

The following four pages: :-. / :-" .' '; 

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her granddaughter (Wilma Pipley) and family on Tec. I6, 1950. 
She ■was 86 years old, 

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Willis Albert PIPLEY, son of Margaret Elmira SPENCEP and 
Simeon Elijah PIPLEY. Born in Milledgeville, Carroll, Illinois 
July 30, 1867. (see map last page) He was originally named V'illie, 
but he later changed it t o V.'illis because he thouf;ht it sounded 
better in business. Willis grew up and went to school in Folo, 
Ogle, Illinois. As a boy he raised pigeons and did well in school. 
His father died when he was 12 years old. He continued to live with 
his mother, but spent a lot of time with his grandmother, Febecca 
KNAPP, After high school he attended Beloit College, Beloit, Wis- 
consin, (uncertain how long) On Oct. 5» 1908 iVillis married his 
Bweetheart of four years, Grace May SHOPT, 

(Grace Hay SHOPT's family history and life follows.) 

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came from England 

Harried 

Sarah CAPEY 

came from France to 
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John Wesley 
Walter 



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Thomas M. BPOYLES 

B, Aug. 31, l823(Fjiglish) 

K. April 2, 1856 

at Bedford, Indians. 
Elizabeth Murry GEYGFP 
B. Sept, 27, ie29(Enslish) 



Ella Ikes 
Delia 
Thomas L. 
Julia Inn 



Grace May SKOPT's Parents 

John Wesley SHOFT 

B. 1855 Polo, OfCle, 111, 

M. 1877 

Julia Ann BPOYLES 

B, 1857 Clay City, 111. 

D. Nov, If, 1888 



Mary Olive 

B. Dec. 3, 1878 D. 1972 
David Edwajd 

3. Pec, 20, 1882 

D. Sept. 27, 1939 
Mlliajn 

B. July 6 or II, 1885 
Grace May 

B. Feb. 22, 1888 



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Grace May 3H0ET 
B. Feb. 22, 1868 

Sterling, Whiteside, 111, 

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M. 1st Oct, 5t 1908 
Willis Albert PIPLEY 
B. July 30, 1887 

Milledgeville, Carroll, 111, 
D. Oct. 2, I9I8 

Fairraont Cemetery, Polo, 

Ogle, Illinois 
M. 2nd Sept. 2J., 1 921 
LeonsLTd Morley 
B. Feb. 3, 1898 
D, April I/+, 1957 



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Geraldine Virginia Eipley 

B. June 29, 1909 
Wilffla Mae Kipley 

B. June 20, I9I0 
Robert Leon Kipley 

B. Jan. 26, I9I2 
Margaret Alice Eipley 

B. June 19, I9I5 
Alberta Evideine Eipley 

B. March 31, I9I7 

D. March Zkt I9I8 
Donald: Eugene Eipley 

B. Feb, 23, 1920 
Lorna May Morley 

3. March 2, 1922 
Bernice Olive Morley 

3. March 18, 1923 
Bethel Lorraine Morley 

B, Nov. 26, 1925 
Max Herritt Morley 

B. Feb. 27, 1927 
Leonard Dale Morley 

B. March ZO^ 1929 



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Grace May SHORT, daughter of Julia Ann Rr.OYLES and John 
Wesley SHOPT, was born in Sterling, '.Vhitcside, Illinois (see nap 
last page) Feb, 22, 1838. Julia died nine .nonths after Grace's 
birth of acute tuberculosis* She had arranged for her half-sister, 
Sarah Ann Geyger, and her husband, Jacob Kart,to take baby Grace 
after hsr death, Sarah could not take Grace until after the birth 
of her youngest child, Nellie* l^Tien Grace was 21 months old she 
was taken in by tlie ilart family. Her sister and tv;o brothers stayed 
with her father. 

Grace had a happy childhood with the Haxts: Mother Sarah, 
Fathar Jacob, and their children John, Arthur, Mary, and Nellie. 
She was always taught as one of their ovm, possibly better. It 
was a quiet life thero on the farm four and a half miles southwest 
of Milledgeville, Carroll, Illinois, (see nap last page) She 
filled her days following the men folks around the farm. Once, 
after throwing a corn cob at a horse it kicked her in the face. 
A doctor came out to the house and placed her head in his lap to 
sew the wound, 

Grace loved to read and would cliab apple trees for privacy 
while reading her books, leaving Nellie (foster sister) down be- 
low, Grace always seeraed to get what she wanted as the Harts had 
plenty of money. They got their first telepho:;e when she was five 
or six years old and made yearly trips to the State Fair; 

In grade school she attended a one room school house. When 
she ■vas 15 yrs. old the Harts retired to Milledgeville, Turing 
high school a choice of German or Latin were required. She re- 
ceived four years of study in the German language. Grace and her 
classmates had social parties where they played games and had a 



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social limo for recreation. She gradua-ttid in I907» Her uncle, 
Tom BROYLES, paid her &ay to Clay City, 111, to goo her grand- 
father, Tom ^IvOYL'^iG, for t'^.e first ti.rie as a graduation present. 
In ,'iarch of 1976 at the age of 80 she rv-jftrred to her education, 
"Could have had nore education, but thought I kne%' enouerh, OhlKyi" 

On Oct. 5, 1906 after going \7ith Willin Albert PIPT^v for four 
years, they became carried in i-:iiledf evill e, Carroll, Illinois. 
She v/as 20 and a United Brethicri; he was 21 and a Methodist, 
Grace's uncle, Thomas L. Broj'le?j, and her foster sister, Nellie 
Hart, v;era witnesses to the marriage. 

Eight after their marriage they traveled to Chicago, 111, 
where V/illis v/ent to e-nbaliaing school frora Oct., 1908 to April, 
1909, His srand'.other, Febecca KKAPP, paio the tuition. They then 
went to Bartlcsville, Olkahoma. They witnessed ten oil wslls on 
fire at once and there first child, Geraldine Virginia, v/as born 
o^une 29, 1909. After staying in Oklahoma for about a year they 
returnee to ;>illedgeville. 111, where their second child, Wilina 
Mae, was born June 20, I9I0, Next they tioved to Streaior, 111, 
(see map last pa.c:.e) where V'illis -.vorked at au establish-^ient doing 
undertakinj;, selling pictures, and making fra'r.ss. On Jan, 26, 
I9I2 their third child, T'obert Leon, wa? born in Streator, Grace 
caae home to Milledgeville for the birth of their fourth child, 
Margaret Alice, June 19, 1915 3Jid then returned to Streator. 
Their fifth child, Aibei'ta Evideinc, was -'-/orn March 31, I9I7. 

3etvveen I9I2 and I9I8 firctrucks ware hauled by horses and 
the streetcar ¥.'as electric. ' he streets v.ere brick and they saw 
their first electric autcr.obile in I9I2. Airplanes were new to 
thea in I9I8 and it v/as a Grand experience to r-o out and watch 
them. 






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For rocioation Willis and Grace went to care parties and 
dances. At hone they and their younc family v/oul.' father around, 
the piano and aing as Hrace tilayed, Grace and Willie becaiie 
exuberant about their garden; Willis had crcaii.e of being a farmer. 

One of Willis's Jobs wae to ciscipline the children. If they 
were naughty in the morning Grace v;ould tell his when he came 
hone for lunch and he v/ould gi-.'e them a spanking. He would line 
them up: Geraldine, ?.ilrna « and Bob and give them a choice of 
razor strap, yard stick, or hand. Needless io say, they chose 
the hand, each would tuen take their turn. Bob ran off so much 
they had to tie hirr: to a oost so he couldn't ret past the porch. 
People would ^o by and say how mean his p.^:irentp were. 

Before I9I5 Grace suffered severe rnigj aine headaches and 
Willis •s'ould help in caring for the children, giving baths and 
the like. They also had hired help to do laundry and housed eaning. 
Later V.'illis would suffer from ulcers £Uid was put on a raw efg and 
ruilk diet. He was supposed to go to the hospital for surgery v-ith 
the ulcers, but when trmy carae for him he refused to go. "Villis 
?/as sanitai-y about everything, About once a r.-onth he gave thp 
children a physical exariination; checking their hair, eyes, ears, 
and teeth, 

'Villis began speaking in fri^nt of groups and to ■'^.ractice 
pronunciation he read a huge book of Vashinrt n' s life. 

Before their daughter, Margaret, was a ysar old she had 
kidney trouble. In I916 Dob and Margaret had polio: Rob v.as four 
years old and Margaret was one year old, A sign was nut on the 
house that quarantined tner. for a long time, since they weren't 
exactly sure when they v;ere v/ell. They didn't know how to treat 



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polio then and they were trylnr different t'^in^^s around the 
State. 

On March 2kt I9I8 one year old Alberta Evideine died of 
acute pneu.iionia. 

Military troo^^s came to Streator from the Great Lakes to 
entertain for Labor Tay, This event was to con^iletely change the 
lives of this young far-iily and the lives of those to come. For 
they broUfj,]it Ihe flu with tlieia and Streatoi" becaiae included ia 
the great flu epidemic of I9I8. People were fainting and dying 
in the streets. 

On Oct. 2, I9I8 Fillis Albert PIPLEY died of the flu and 
pneuronia at the are of 51 years. He v/as buried on his and Grace's 
lOth v.'edding anniversary. This v/as the end of the happiest 10 
years of her life. She carne home fro.r the funeral sick and dis- 
oriented, Her and Her son, Bob, v/ere put in the hosT)ital with the 
flu and pneumonia. A Seven-Pay Advontist nurse took care of the 
other children at home. Bob v/as in the hospital about tv/o v/eeks 
and Grace three weeks. Grace said of that flu in Feb., I97G,"I 
{•;uess we were lucky, in some far.ilio:. "-oth parc'nt.- 'Liec! leaving 
the children all alone, in others, v/hole fa'nilies were wiped out." 

Grace as a child was totally dependent on her foster parents; 
then as a v.'ife dependent on her husband. She v/as nov/ left with 
a young fa?nily and about 1,000 dollars. Upon her return from the 
hospital she inusediately moved her farnily to Sarah Hart's (foster 
mother) home in Milledgeville, She stayed there from Nov., I9I8 
to March, I9I9, After all Sarah had done for her she felt she had 
to be in a home of her ov.-n. She then took her family and ;noved 
into a home in Mllledjjeville owned by Mary Hart (foster sister) 
and paid $12 a nionth rent. She stayed there from March to August 









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of I9I9* While there she took in five boarders who were working 
on a sewage plant in Milledeeville. She no sooner finished cooking 
anfi washing dishes fro'n one -neal and it was time for another. She 
did this for about five -aonthG, 

In Aug, of I919 she moved to another home in Milledgeville 
owned by Sarah Hart, Sarah v;anted her to stay tl-iere for notiiing, 
bu.t Grnce insieted on paying ^--10 a month. They stayed in this hocie 
from I9I9 to I92I. While there she did ten waahings and three iron- 
ings a v/eek to su-oDort her far^dly. She did these washinfts with a 
gas engine machine that had two tubs and one wringer, it was 
latf.'r converted to electric notor. As much as slie hated cooking, 
"A'ashing dishoB, laundry, and ironing she felt extremely proud 
of boinj- s-ble to sup;>crt her family on her own. 

On Sept, 23} I92I Grace married Leonai-d :.orley and i-imed lately 
moved the family to Sterling, '.'/hiteside, Illinois. They rented a 
house on I^ith Ave*, but instead of electricity it had gas lights. 
Leonard sold the electric motor from the '.^ashing machine and 
bought shoes for the children, V.'hen the great deprfcssion of the 
1930 's hit it didn't seera to >r,ean a great cha/ige for them since 
they had alregd-. hit rock bottoni financially. It v;as an uphill 
struggle to suprort their growing family from I92I to I9'^f2» 
Grace sewed clothes for the far:;ily and would ssake new clothes 
out of old ones. She did receive soine noney fro.- the Hsxt estate 
and soLne frora a Knapp estate in California, Eventually the piano 
had to be sold, 

Grace and Leonard were divorced in 19k2., Grace ,„oveo to 
Fockfora, Winnebago, Illinois tnd lived v/ith her daughter, Mar- 
garet, in a trailer on Brook Foad, She began v/orking at National 



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Lock and soraetimes did housework for a livinf. Then ca'ne a series 
of moves in and around Pockford and back and forth between Pock- 
ford and Sterling, She moved to Coloina Courtc in Fock Falls, 
?-hiteside, Illinois (see :aap last page) in the late 1950' s. 
After staying there for many years she noved to a high-rise at 
809 Civic Plaza, Pock Falls, 111, v/here she now resides. Living 
there with other senior citizens they have dances for recreation. 
She enjoys her children, always wishing she could have done ;:;orc 
for them. She has 10 children, 32. grandchildren, 59 great /grand- 
children, and 7 great great grandchildren living at the present 
tirae. 

She has 'vitnessed a g-ood portion of tliis nation's j-rowth, 
Froa the horse and bug-gy to auto.rohile, to airr-lanes to astro- 
nauts walking on the Tioon; Changing roles for men and women, 
industry, and wars. Now at 88 years of age she fives a refreshing 
air of '.visdom and humor. 

The follo'A'ing questions were asked of her in ''arch, 1976. 
I2er age at the time of the event will be after the Questions, 



0. Bo you remember any talk about the S^^anish-Aaerican War? 
1698 (10 years old) 

A. Yes I remember about the Spanish-American V/ar. In just these 
incidents: I remember the ship Maine being sunk and that 
Admiral Pewey took an A.merican fleet out and destroyed Spanish 
fleet. I reaember Teddy Foosevelt at this tine being a rough 
rider. 

Q. nTaat do you rerr.ornber and what did you think about V/orld V'ar I? 

War started overseas in I9I^» Ui. S, entered I9I7. (26-29 yrs. old) 
A. Everyone v/as all up in arms and excited. v;e were rationed with 

so much: sugar, I lb, a ruonth for each onefamily. So much of 

rice flour, corn meal, graham flour, and v/hole wheat flour. 

Our coal was rationed too. 



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Q, What did i'-'illis think about !"orld IVar I? 

A. Willis was quite patriotic. He volunteered, but v/as turned 
down because of a physical defect. He followed the :7}overaents 
every day. V'ar ended Nov, II, I9I8; Willis died the 2nd of 
Oct. I9I8. 

Q, What were your thoughts on Women's Suffrage? Passed I919 (age 31) 
A. I don't remember as I gave Woman Suffrage much thought. I was 
at that time to busy with chilr'ren, 

Q, V-Tien was the first time you voted and v/ho did ycu vote for? 

A. My first vote was cast for ''.'oodrow Wilson in I9I6, (age 28) 
Then my baby, Alberta, and my husband both died in I9I8, 
In 1904 Teddy Poosevelt carae campaign parading through the 
streets v-ilth torches of fire, (age I6) 

0« V'hat were you doing and what did you think v;hen Pearl Harbor 

vvas bombed? Pec, ?, I94I (age 53) 
A. I was alone nov/ struggling to support ray family. Very much 

excited at the beginning of V/orld War II, 



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B. June 20, I9IO 

D. 

M. 1st June, 21, 1928 

Francis Clapper 

B. April 9, 1909 

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Janice June Clapper 

B. Nov, 3, I93I 
Donna Maxine Clapper 

B. June 3, 1934 
■Stanley Gene Cla~^per 

3. March 26, 1936 

D. Jan. II, 1937 
Sharon Lynn Clapper 

B. July 7, 1938 
Leslie Ross Clapper 

B. June 3, 1941 
Victoria Grace Anderson 

B. Oct. 12, 19^5 



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Wilma Mae PIPLEY, daughter of \TilliE Albert PIPLEY and Grace 
Mae SHOPT, was born June 20, I9IO in MilledgGville, Carroll, 111. 
Shortly after her birth the fai'.ily moved to Streator, Illinois. 
(see map last page) She lived on Court Street about tv/o blocks 
from the streetcar track. Her family later moved to a larger house 
in Streator to accommodate the growing family. 

She grew and played childhood games, r.iost often with her sis- 
ter, Geraldine, and brother. Bob, until the death of her father 
in the flu epidemic of I9I8. Her and her family moved to Milledge- 
ville, Carroll, Illinois about a month after her father's death. 
Because of her father's death and the move Wilna v/as put into 
second grade instead of third. This bothered her, but she began 
catching on quickly. 

While staying at her foster grandmother's home in Milledgeville 
from Nov., I9I8 to March, I9I9 her and her sisters and brother 
filled their days playing records on the phonograph in the par- 
lor, singing songs on a player rjiano, and roller skating. 

Moving to Sterling, ^.Tiiteside, Illinois (see map last page) 
in I92I after her mother (Grace Short) remarried ^';ilma started at 
Lincoln School and then v.-ent to Central Jr. High School for 7th 
and 8th grade. She was at the to- of her class out of 75 students. 
Having such good frades made up for not having any money and being 
a year older- than the other children. 

Her mother v/as busy -ffith babies, but '.''ilma was never refused 
anything she laight want to do and she wasn't expected to wash 
diapers, When she needed clothes for school functions her mother 
made them, V.'ilma became angry v/hen a new brother or sister was 
due. Her mother would let her name the babies in an attempt to 



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console her, 'Ailraa named these sisters and brothers: Eernice, 
Bethel Lorraine, Max Merritt, and Dale* 

During adolescence (I922-I927) V'ilma was very athletic. She 
played forv.'ard on the basketball leasts and overcame her fear of 
v/ater and learned to swia in a bayou near her home. She loved to 
roller skate and would try to go every v/eekend. 

At the a£e of I6 yrs. (1926) Vi'ilma felt she needed money and 
g"ot a job at a canning factory. She rot tho Job just before she was 
to start Ilth grade; she quit school, V'hile v;orking at the canning 
factory she helped her brotiier, Bob, and her sister, Nfargaret, 
financially: buying shoes and books for school. 

At the age of I? Wilma v.ent to Brovm's Business College in 
Sterling. She completed courses in bookkeeping, typing, and busi- 
ness letter writing. While at business college she aioved into her 
own room because she didn't get along with Leonard, (step-father) 
She was waiting on tables in a hotel from 12:00 p.ni. to 1:00 p,ni, 
and 5tOC p,tn, to 8:00 p,!a, to pay for her room, business college, 
and other expenses, While walking fron; the hotel to her room she 
had to pass a dress shop and began spending money on clothes and 
hats, Leonard Morley (step-father) came to her room asking her to 
come home and told her Grace (mother) wasn't happy with her away. 
She went back home, but occasionally moved back and forth when she 
had a fight with Leonard, 

On June 20, 1926 (her iSth bitthday) when Grace (mother) came 
to her room, Tilma told her, "I'm going to get married tomorrow." 

Grace v;as shocked, "TomorrowJ Who tol Can't you wait a little 
while? We'll buy you a dress," 

Wilma replied, "No. I'll wear one I've got." 



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ft-slli Wilma married Francis Clapper on June 21, I9P8. After their 
marriage they moved in with William and Mary Clapper, Francis's 
parents, in Rock Falls, Illinois. They started buying furniture and 
lived in one room of the house. In 1929 they moved into their ovm 
apartment. 

At the age of I9yrs. Wilma became a Seven-Pay Adventist, She 
drifted from the church in 19^1, but v/ent back to it and was baio- 
tized again in October, 1968. 

One year after V.ilraa and Francis were married the stock mar- 
ket crashed. They didn't feel the effects immediately, but it la- 
ter took its toll. They later began building a home on property 
next to Meiry and Villiam Clapper, but they didn't make it any 
farther Ihan one room. They lived in that one room. 

They went to Florence Pope joy's (Francis's uncle's wife) 
home for the birth of their first child. With Florence's help, 
Janice June was born Nov, 5» I93I» Florence Popejoy later helped 
with the birth of the rest of their children. After Janice's birth 
Vt'ilma was hemorrhaging. She was not moved or cleaned all night: 
by doctor's orders. She was kept in bed for 10 days and became 
weaker instead of stronger. 

By I93I the depression had taken hold, Francis was getting 
some money selling tires and rewinding generators. For eight months 
in 1952 Wilma made boxs at Lawrence's Machine Shop four days a 
week for I50 an hour. 

During the depression Wilma canned food from a large garden 
she had planted. She canned green beans, applesauce, and potatoes 
to feed her family. These canned goods also helped feed neighbors 
and both her and Francis's parents and their farnilies. Bread was 



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selling for 5(2 a loaf, but that was tvoo expensive. Wilma r.ot <51.50 
a week fron welfare and used it to buy flour, sufar, yeact, and 
oil to bake her own bread. The meat mrrket gave liver and soup, 
aade from scraps and vegetable, away for free. 

On June 3» 1934 their second child, Donna Maxine, was born. 
Their third child, Stanley Gene, was born March 26, 1936. 

In 1936 (age 26 yrs, ) Wilraa started doing piece work at a rar- 
inent factory and would go iiome at noon and nurse her baby, Stanley. 
She was stitching the fly onto one pant ler. The employers v/anted 
her to start stitching the fly on both pant lefs for the same 
aiaount of pay. This meant handling twice as many for the same pay. 
She quit. 

When Franklin P. -oosevelt fook office the federal governaent 
began giving av/ay material for home sewing and also gave surplus 
food. In 1937 Francis began driving a truck for the "VPA forf'35 
a week. 

Their baby, Stanley, hadn't been a healthy baby. He had breath- 
ing problems and wasn't growing well. During a spell of troubled 
breething Wilma took him to the doctor, but the doctor didn't 
know v/hat it was. He said it wasn't a cold, Stanley died thst night, 
Jan, II, I937» Wilma hac wanted an autopsy, out her mother-in-law 
didn't. An autopsy wasn't made and V/ilma was never to know what 
caused his death. 

Their fourth cliild, Sharon Lynn, was born July 7, I93Q snd 
their fifth child, Lesley Ross, was born June 3» 19^1 • "^hey came 
to Fockford, Winnebago, Illinois on Aug. 30, 19^1 for work. Wilma 
filed for divorce Oct. I, 13kP-; it became final in May, 1943. 

In 19/43 v;ilma v/as v/or^ing at National Lock running a drill 



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press, grinding drills and as time keep for the drills, 

V/ilma Mae Eipley married Evert Axel MDFPSON on July 26, 
19^5 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. They were both in the midst 
of custody battles for their children and had hopes of caking a 
home for them. They moved into a trailer and started getting some 
of the children. Later in I9if3 they moved into a larger trailer to 
accommodate their growing family. 

In March of 19^^ they noved into a two bedroom apartment in 
the Victory Homes, The Victory Homes was a low-cost housing devel- 
opment off of Harrison Avenue on Rockford 's southeast side. It had 
two streets. Senate and Congress Dr,, and consisted of one story 
buildings housing two apartments each. The buildings were in rows 
up and dov/n the street and were situated in half squares on each 
side of the street. Each half square had four buildings surrounding 
a court, Wilma quit work in March of 19'+^ because rent in the 
Victory Homes was cheaper if the wife didn't have outside eraploy- 
aent. The rent was %k9 S- month. 

By I9'+5 Wilma and Evert had six of their ten children: James 
Anderson, Lorraine Anderson, Fonald Anderson, Janice Clapper, 
Donna Clapper, and Sharon Clapper. 

Wilraa and Evert had their only child togetiier, Victoria Grace, 
on Oct, 12, I9^5« The only child born to V.'ilraa in a hospital. 

Following four pages: 

Wilma Mae PIPLET - Birth Certificate i 

Wilma PIPLEY - Evert AIJDEESOH - Marriage Certificate ' 

Wilma FIPLEY - Evert AilPEPSON - Marriage Certificate 
Invitation SPENCER-BENHAM Reunion-Spencer Coat-of-Arras letterhead 

(Victoria Grace ANDERSON'S life follows) 



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B. Oct. 12, I%5 

D. 

M. May 9, 1964 

Eichard Lee ASHTON 

B. Nov- 2, 1943 



children 
Fena Lynn 

B. July 6, 1966 
Einelle Leigh 

B. July 24, 1969 



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I, Victoria Grace AKCEPSON, dauf.hter of Evert Axel ANDERSON 
end V'ilma Mae PIPLEY, was born Oct, 12, 19^5 in Kockford, Winnebago, 
Illinois, My parents brought rae home to a two bedroom apartment in 
the Victory Hoaes, 80 Conercss Dr. I have 10 half-brothers and sis- 
ters fron my iparents first marriages. 3ix were living in the house 
in I9if5» I slept in a crib in the living ioom. My parents slept on 
a sofa bed in the living roonu My brothers, James and Ponald, slept 
in one bedrocn and my sisters: Janice, Donna, Sharon, and Lorraine, 
slept in the other bedroom. Shortly after my birth Jaaes left and 
the sleeping arranrements changed. My parents and I in one bedroom, 
ray sisters in the other, and Fonald in the living room. And so it 
went as brothers and sisters came and went. Sleeping arranpements 
changed depending; on who and how i-aany were there. I slept in a crib 
until I was 7 yrs. old anu then moved in v.iih ay sisters. 

All the faiuilic;:- in the Victory Homes were pretty iauch in the 
same boat financially: lov/ incorae. I had plenty of neiborhood chil- 
dren to play v/ith, V.'e played in a field behind t!:e Koiaes or at the 
Victory HoEes school playground or in the courts in front of our 
houses. The school was in the center of the Victory Homes, I attended 
first and second grade there and -.vent to Nashold School for third. 
All the children in the Victory HoTxes were v/hite. Nobody seeaed 
bery different froK anybody else. One pirl went to a Catholic 
school sind the children teased and called her names relentlessly. 
The Victory Homes were a community within a community, I often v.'ent 
to a nearby grocery store for goodies and a movie was shown in the 
school building once a week. 

Throughout my childhood I made many trips to Sterling, 111. 
and nearby farias to see relatives. I explored the farms and wan- 
dered t^e countrysides with my cousins. Ve often picked rasberries. 



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We ate them as we picked and took buckets full back tc the house 
and ate thc-m with milk and sugar. 

My mother, 'Vilraa Fipley, took an outside job at a furniture 
factory when I was 5yrs, old. She thought she would ^o to v/ork long 
evough to buy a sev.ang machine, typewriter, and dishes, ^ur standard 
of livinp rose v/ith the two incomes and the job became permanent. 
She vnrked at Fockford Peerless Furniture Co, until her retirement 
in 1975. 

The Victory rioraes went co-op. That cieant my parents could buy 
the aDartraent. They had to put ■■50 do?m to hold it, but if they 
bought it they 7/ould have to pay maitenance and insurance forever. 
My mother saved ^1,000 between 1953 a^^f^ 1954 to bpy a new house. In 
July 1954 iiy parents, ray brother (Ponald), iriy sister (Sharon), and 
I moved to 419 Pennsylvania Ave,, Loves Park, Winnebago, Illinois 
(see map last page). This raove was considered a stop upward. It was 
a br-3nd nev? 2 bedroom home. They bought the house for '^9,200, They 
paid 1t65 a rnoiith, not including taxes and insurance, "e also got our 
first television and telephone in 1954, I Vfas 8 yrs, old, 

I began 4th grade at Loves Park Grade School and graduated from 
Harlem High School in 1963. My brother and sister remained with us 
for one year and then moved back to Pockford, Konald ;aoved in v/ith hfcs 
brother, James, and Sharon moved in -.vith her sister. Donna. Loves 
^ark was much different than the Victory Homes, The children in 
Loves Park had many different backgrounds and financial situations. 
They seemed to group according to family incoraes. 

During grade school I played v;ith neighborhood children. Y's 
played ball, croquet, v;ent to movies, and went swimming in the Pock 
Piver. In Junior High and High School I made friends from a larger 
area of Loves Park. V.'e went to movies, dances, and parties. 



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Since I was the only child still hone and my parents financial 
situation had improvod, I got all the material things I wanted. 
V/hen I ?.'as fourteen I v/aitod on tables for a few v/eeks at a rec- 
taurant on Kishv/aukec St, in lockford, V'hen the customers began 
teaching rae how to count change and nobody was drinking the inalts 
I madfj, I decided the restaurant business wasn't for me. I quit. 
When I was 15 1 taught children beginning accordion lessons in a 
studio where I had been taking lessons, I took lessons for 2 years, 
I was relieved of teaching after about a iaonth. The parents of the 
children complained to ay teacher about my teaching Eethods, I 
worked in the cotton candy stand at Kiddie Land the auiaiiier before 
my Ibth birthday, I quit before the season was over because it 
interfered with ;ny social life, I worked part-time at Kockford 
Dry Goods in Loves Park when I v;as 16 and 19. I v/as a sales clerk, 
Easter Bunny, and bookkeeper. All the :aoney I made v.ent for cldthes, 
I quit that Job when I graduated from high school. I wanted to 
worli in an office and aake sore money. 

I began job hunting and iinaediately felt the effects of my lazy 
yeare in high school. The only things I v/as concerned with in high 
school v/ere ny social life and graduating '^ith as little effort as 
Tiossiblt, I got a Job at a loan company doing general office work, I 
didn't like the loan co. and they didn't like rae. The Job lasted 3 
wee':s, I got a job in the office at Seaurs in Sept., I90« I took 
home ^ikO a week, I got a nickel raise every six --aonthf, but every- 
ti:ae it carna I get another benefit like insurance and nevo-r saw the 
money, V'hen I first started the Job I did filing, later I advanced 
to bookkeeper for 'chc revolving charge accounts. The first things 
I bought v.erc a car and contact lenses. The cor was a 1953 Chev- 
rolet four door, I borrowed $550 from luy parents to pay for the 



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car and pait? them back in weekly inntallments. 

On May 9, I96'i- I married Pichard Lee Ashton 5.n Loves Park, 
V.'innebaco, Illinois at rt, Bridrett'c: Cs,t>-olic Church, ?'o had been 
going together four yearp. An ? child I hart gone to church occasion- 
ally at the Free Evanfolical Church in Fockford and Loves Park, I 
went thrcu^^h all the classes and war baptized a Catholic before we 
were married. My parents were against my becoming a Catholic, My 
husband and I later beca'iio discontented with the Church and left 
it in 1970. We are now r:;enbers at Living Christ Lutheran Church on 
N, Alpine Pd, in Loves Park, 

"Tien we vrcre first married ny husband had just started a /f yr, 
sheet T.etal a-nnrenticeship. He was bringr'.nf: home ^55 p- week and I 
was bringing home *ff5 a r/eek, We had put our furniture on lay-av/ay 
a year before out laarriage, ""e moved into a two br5droo?n upstairs 
apartiaent on lOth Ave, in Pockford. V"e paid ?!:fiO a nonth, 

I v;as experiencing a grov7ing hatred for office rork and I 
thought I v;as v;orth more money, I finally got up enough nerve to 
ask for a raise. The boss didn't see^ to think I should get more 
than Sif5 a week after 2 years. I nuit anr rot I-J weeks vacation nay 
and $60 from profit sharing, I becarae a full time housewife. 

Our first child, Fena Lynn, v>'as born July 6, I966 and our 
second child, Pinelle Leigh, v/as born July 2Zf, 19^9. 

In Jan, 1967 v/e moved into a house ?/e had rented at 7525 Ca- 
det Pd, in North '-^ark, I hated the house. V'e took every cent we had 
and bought a throe bedroom honie at 760i^ SuffieSd Pd. in Loves Park. 
??e Tioved into the house Sept.. 1967 and are residing there nov/. We 
bought the house for'jI9,200. We put 'il^OO down in cash and painted and 
raked, 7.'e took a 50 year mortgage at 6^ per cent interest for 
18,500. 



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V.'hen we were first married we were unable to take a honey- 
moon because the sheet i-ietal union went on strike a week before 
our wedding, We had been promising ourselves one every year, bu^ 
something always came up and v/e couldn't f.o. In May 1972 (8 yrs, 
after wedding) v.'e v/ent to Las Vegas for a four day holiday. V'e 
flev/ in a 747 jet. It v;as the first time I had flown and the first 
time I had been out of the midwest. In Aug, 1972 we took an auto 
trip to California for 3 weeks. Hy children and I saw the ocean 
for the first time, I saw mountains for the first time on our 
vacation through 3. Dakota, "'yoiriing, and Colorado in 1975* 

My husband, Eichard Ashton, finished his sheet nsetal appren- 
ticeship in 1968, He nov; makes H.II.IO an:!hour. In the fall of 
1975 sjy youngest daughter started going to school all day. The 
quiet and freedom were nice at first, but I soon became lonesone. 
I decided to iiaprove ayself eind prepare for an occupation, I started 
attending Rock Valley College in Jan, 1976 v?ith elementary educa- 
tion as ray goal, Colleg is more time consuj2ing and more difficult 
than I thought it v/as going to be. I am going to continue v.ith two 
subjects a semester until I feel moi'e comfortable with it and un- 
til I can take more without talcing too much ti;.ie av/ay from my fam- 
ily, I have no idea how long it will take rae to get through college 
at this pace, Vhile elementary education is my goal at this tine, 
I still have an open .Tiind. I would change my roal if I found I 
v/as better suited for something else. 

My parents have retired in the same horae they bought in I954» 
The house is paid in full and they receive 3518 a :nonth from Social 
Security, 



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I live comfortably with ray husband and two children. We con- 
sider ourselves middle income and look; optiaistically to the future. 

Following Pa^es: 

2iy birth certificate 

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rtificate o^^compSfshment 

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ADVENTURING WITH CHRIST 
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Department of the 

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For Go^ is my King of old. working saUaiion 

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\ Lov's Park 

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Carro\T.» ., Pockford 
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BAINBRIDGE, BARBARA LYNNV 1955- 



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F^EASE USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THF SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
j FAMILY HISTORY 

-ar Contributor to the i^OCk Valley College Family History Collection: 

i So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
Aerican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
w mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY ***;'c-.':-,VV.-5V;V;VAA)V-;.-,'c-.Vy::V5':AAy:-.':;V;V;V-,': 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name Barhs-p.q B.q i nhri r! r^ * 

Date of form ,j^.^ ,; ^ gr.^ * (ID H ) 

2. Yfjur college: Rock Val ley f.o l lege ■•'■ (ID // ) 

Rock ford", iTTTnois ■■■ 

* 1» * A * Vc >'; ;V ;V ;'; ;V ;V )'c ;V .V ;'c ;V ;V )V ;•; ;•; iV -V A ;■; ;■: y; ^ 

3. Check the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper. 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 K 1800-1850 

I85O-I9OO 1900 or later 

k. Please check all regions of the United States in which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived. 

/^H evt England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) /X M iddle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna. , N.J., Va.) 

^South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S . C . ) ^East South Central (La. , Miss. ,A1 a. ,Tenn , Ky^ 

/^ est South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 
Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 

5. Please check all occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

//_Farming /^> lYn i ng /XS hopkeep i ng or small business 
^y/Transportat i on Big Business /^^--flanuf acLur i nq 
^ Professions /^x tndus trial labor ^Other 

6. Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
in this paper have belonged. 



Roman Catholic Jewish /yf ^esbyter i an ^^,^^ ethodi s t 

Baptist Epi scopal ian Congregational Lutheran 

""^^Juaker Mormon O ther Protestant ^Other 

7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews Central Europeans Italians ^Slavs 

Irish British /^-Native Americans over several generations 

East Asian Other 



8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 



A/Jnterviews with other _/^-^mily Bibles __^-^amily Genealogies 
f ami 1 y membe rs 

/y \/i tal Records L^^ anA Records ^The U.S. Census 

^^,,>^P hotographs ^-^,^^K ^ps ^Other 



RAMI LY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Stanley S-^ith Bainbridr-" Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death died 'Isrcb . ! " J 

Place of birth ocVfovA^ "^lllnoJs Date of Birth FebruarA^ ?U, 1 QOU 

Education (number of years): 
grade school high school y vocat ional college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

Ist Amerlc n Railway Fxp. Dates__ - 1 st ;■ ■ ;■- Dates_ 

2nd " ■- I- - r- Dates 2nd "arris or Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

kxM Dates 'ith Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Protestant - "lethodi' s t 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 'asonic Lodge meTib- 

Fir. of Faprn Burean, charter mem, of Fockton Fire Pr^tpci""'on Distr'^'c 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother Rcckf ord . ^xi-ino:'? date-, v. ~^ 



NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-l) 

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name F 1 s i e '1^ r o u ■^' r 5, t e "I '' c h o ^ ■" ' Current Residence c^oVfrs-rr'^ Illir.oif: 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth :-.ockford. Illirioi; Date of birth Ser)te"-:r - '■ ^'- ^ 1 Q0 7 

Education (number of years): 
grade school ^ high school U vocational col lege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

XO (after leaving home) 

1st , ; -'?trand .ridding ''p ph^'ng Pates o'^-?'7 1st ■ . ^ • ■ • Dates i coy 

2nd ;ji1 1 pvs '='.- ' Dates - , ^ 2nd Dates 

Home 
3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



^th Dates '4th D ates 

Re 1 i g i on Protestant - Me thoc' '" - 



I Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. - ' C•^.lfl.r\ Cont^'r C>-;i]rc^ 

Place of marriage to your grandfather --,-■- ^ ;, r- - , '''-■■ ■,- - -• DATIT 



'^"^^^ ih^HatPSf!»fhl^^Baf^'§?^|l,f? pigi^^A-^)! stepmother or another 



relative give 



A- I Slepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N^iny Current Residence 

I f dead, dale of death 



Place of birth^ Date of Birth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



i 



1st 

2nd 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


i^th 



_Dates 
Dates 



3''d Dates 3rd Dates 

i»th 



Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother ~ ~~ Ta?t 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

^^"^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'^f Dates 'st__ ^Date: 

2"«^_ Dates 2nd__ ^Dates 

3''d_ Dates 3rd ^Dates 

Re I i g i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Harry Ravjiond Stultz Current Residence nci'ton. Tllinois 

I f dead, gate of death 

Place of bi rth ^ , , '^ "• -: nci s Date of birth "■'-■■ptember 10. IQQl 
Education (number of years): 
grade school high school ^ vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Macn^ne ^perator Dates i^?c- 1st "^i vpn . ~ ' "' 'r-:' :: Dates 



2nd ^Dates 2nd '^' l-'aukee , '^I'l'^'nois Dates 

3 rd ^ Dates 3 rd ^.ockton, Illinois ^Dates_ 

'ith ^Dates ^^ith ^Dates 

Rel i gion -^^ : :^ " • r~ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. '^'.'-'n^'c Iprlgp rrip.Ti^-'pg. ,. 
yo -----'^'''^''r ^' v^' '■'■'' Fr" { '-'"c':" :r:\ ■-[-■-^'±'^r c^ £'-' '^ool .board 
Place of marriage to your grandmother r- ■" t-i -, • . date 

Note: If your mother was raised by a StB p ' ^ t^ B ^ O T anbt f ie r r e l a rt ve ( t O ag e ]B) ' 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

^T^''j''/" ^Vr^L ^"'■''^"^ Residence ockton. Ill inn-:. 

If dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth ^Date of bi rth -.riT-j 1 1^^ T OQ" 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st T^'-nv. ^ 'llinoi; Dates i 

2nd ^Dates 2nd "i I'oaukpe . "^llinol.- D ates - 



3rd ^Dates 3rd Rockton, Illinois Dates 



Rel i gion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. "Old Stone Church". Rock'ton 

Place of marriage to your grandfather 1 "" 'on. "^ " - ' d ate Sg^r"- ■-"o-r ~" 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 18) 1922 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C- I S tepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

Name 

I f dead, date of deatli ~~~ 



Current Residence 



I'l.K.- ..I l,i , Ih 

F 'liii .1 1 i ' in (riiinil))- r .if ye , i , 1 



n.lle .)| l>i I III 



'"•"''• •••'""•' l'"|l> •.(l.-.ol voction,,! oolleqe 

Occupation(s) PL;^^-^ OP RESIDENCE 

, (after leaving home) 

'5t Dates 1st 



Dates 



2nd 



^rd Dates 3rd 

'4th 



D'Ttes 2nd Dates 

Dates 



Dates /4th Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your grandmother ~~ " 3ate 

0-2 S tepqrandmother (your mother's side) 

^'^"^ ^ Current Residence 

If deaa, date of death "~~ ~~ ■ 



Place of hirt^ Date of birth 

Education (number of years) """ — ____ 

grade school high school vocational college 

)ccupot ion (s) 

'■•f Dates 1st 



Occupation(s) PL^^E OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



Dates 



2nd 



^"""^ Ddtes 3rd 



Dates ^2nd ^ Dates 

Dates 



^f- I i g i on 

Political pdrfy, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather ~ ~~~ bate 



CHILDREN of A & B (or A- 1 or B-1) - your father's name should appear below 

Name ' , .'.■: '■•^v.f: ra^nbrTclge 

Place of birth ; ^ri-f nrd T1 ] 1 noJ ;^- date Mirch 2'-4 , I92P 

Number of years of school ing 12 Occupatibti "^'ood ' 'echine Rep, 

Residence i"' r- ~, ^llinoJs Marital Status ' -^^"^77 —————— 

Number of children fhrpe 

Name ^ ;\" p -■'' ^'i r Bairbrldge 

P 1 ace of birth ■^opvfor.d"^^ ^llino': d ate -T^.n-uary .^.1, 1^?? 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupati6n ' rrp^" 

ence \Qn1-;'r-'rd ^ "^llinols M arital Status ' ' :; 

r of chi Idren three 



Resi dence 
Numbe 



Name "J ''" f "< \^ ' '•^- -•-^'^' ^^'ainbr h'l j-^" 

Place of birth 2.ockf or:^ . '"I'^no^'r "" date Ar.rust I6, 1^' 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupatldn Honsev'" f 



. Occupation Hon~ 

Residence Roc'^^c^d. ""lli^.noi r; Marital Status -"^T^H 



ries I pence :<r)C 'i -V 
Number of children 



Name 

Place of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling OccupatlOrt 

Residence M arital Status 

Number of ch f Idren — — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooHng Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren — -^— 



. Name 

Place of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marl tal Status 

Number of chi Idren 

. Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of school ing Occupatioh 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of children 

Name 

P lace of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ~ 

Number of chi Idren " 

. Name^ 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 

p. Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc e M ar i tlTTFatus " 

Number of till I idrnri 



CHILDREN 



^^ C an. (o,- C-l. D-,)-your .other's n.n,e should oppe.r helow 



fi-.'i- of'u], ih "r-'v^ 

N..ml.,.r Ml yr.,r-. of" sVllfK. Tl nc, 
^^••■. i (Icricc '^->'--^- "^-' ^ •; 
Numhcr of ch i \drcn ' -i-„ ," 



N.jr-v 

P loco f)r b ! rtf 

Number of years ot" schooling 

Residence 

Number of ch f Idren^ ^^ 



_ ''■"'' Octohpr U 
Occupai ion tJQi^jc-pi- , 




Marital Status d--vorced' '' 



xe^ 



date 
Occupation f rtr>r' 



3. Nane 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence '-■ .. ,i ~-~ -• ^" 
Number of ch i Idren *.-. .^^ ' 



Marital Statu 



—x- '^^te Jprninj'v 05. 100 7 
- Occupation 'puppy'-fp 



5__Ii3T:rled 




Number of 'yelr s of' school'l ng '■^^ ^^^ 
Residence -^- -'^-,> 
Number of children 

5. Nan, ,^^ 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years oi schooTlng 

Residence '; 

Number of ch i Idren 

6. Nam,- 
Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence -■ - - ^ 

Number of children 

7. Nanc 
P lace of b i rtf 
NufF^er of year-. r,i .,r,ho,,lin 
Res i dcnce 
Number of chi ]riror 

B. Na-nt 

Place of birth 

Number of ye.ir-, of ■,0,r^A\nq 

Res i dence 

Number o^~nTTTdrT 

5. Name 

piacn; 

M.imber of /car-, .J -.chooKnq 

Res I dence 

Number of^ThTTTrTT 

Place of birf 
'<'jm*jer of /e.jrs~o 
►*es i dence 

'•''"^■''•^ ''f Chi I. iron 



date born Ap-pii ]o_ 1 qq q 

Occupation ^TXmTT^ a^ ' >, ' 

Marital -Status -,, ,.;;^ "^ '^"^ ' -^HP O^ 



date ^ ypve'Thpr I.Q. lotj Q 

_, Occupation Pba rmac '''sT 

Marrtal Status i^rlTd" ' """ 




Your Father 

Name S ^ dn^ v f^-p'.ne Ra 1 nb'" "i d fp Current Residence irngV':^'-'. "'"11-'- 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth ocVfcrd. ^lllnol^^ ^Date of bi rth ■ rch 2U . 192" 

Education (number of years) 
grade school - high school vocational nont.hg:ol lege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Qvnpd Mild roiitp Dates : ' ' ' 1st -"arrison. "^11^'nois Dates ^-' 

2nd Ffivmp.r Dates ^c^l 2nd :;ockford. ""llinois O^tes ■ 



3rd Dates 3rd --nnebe.go. "Illinois D ates \ 

/»th ^Dates ^^ith ^Dates 

Religion p-r^c^ch- ter^ an 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. '^ovns'n'r ^har"'""ian--^ii|'r'i t, 
THTa -r"^r-'--^2ii-^a^: . ^r-^mo^ ho^vfl ^ Trnstsp and 5id"r. a^ 'P-^ j . C---f>' . ' F-ps . ' ^^Hf^ 

Place of marriage to your motn6 r -:'-'.cVt pn . ' "'.1"^ n6"'? date r- -i. ■ -"-- ~ '• - i ^ :o 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 

\our Mother 

Name -^--^t "" c:^ ''"'"'' "'"^ ^ "^ "f ni t -^ Current Residence -ncVf 0^-^ . "^Il'inois 

J f dead, date of death 

Place of birth ' Ml^-jaukpe . Wiscons^'n Date of bi rth _--^'" ' jO. 19?'-' 

Education (number of years) 
grade school ^ high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st "DEETZ" music store Pates 1st "arrison, ^llinois Dates_^2-— 

2nd Paul Biugvan Restv . Dates 2nd :ocl-f ord , ^llinoiF Dates "! -'^" 

3rd Service Reresen" t Bates 3rd '.'inneba'o, THinoi'f Dates ' ' 

Hannover 

Re 1 i g i on Fr e s byt e r i an 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. '-^^".b°r of ''■'"''"'; Co. Hp-ne - ureau 
.^^■c. Q-^ P.T.ii.. :>: — -■- -.'• "SC2 -f C-.-en Cpntp-r oin-rch . ' '1^ -^c . - ^ r^ as . ' o^' ^^ n^;^ v ' 
Place of marriage to your father ---^ f .^n ; ^1 1 i no' c -^ d ate r^nrr: ' '^ ' . _"'^ 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 
this page (F-2). 



E-1 Step 



rathe r 



Name 

If dead, Jjie of dead 

Place of birth ^Date of birth 

Education (number of years) "~ ~ "~~ 

grade school high school vocational college 

)ccupat ion (5) 

'it Dates 1st 



Occupationis) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



2nd Dates 2nd 



Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



^""^ _Dates 3rd Dates 

^th _Dates /^th 

Religion ' ' ~ 

Politicai parties, civii or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your mother ~" ~~ ' " DaTe" 

F-2 Stepmother 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) "" ' ~ 

grade school high school vocational college 

)ccupat ion (s) 

l5t Date', 1st 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home] 



2ncl Dates 2nd 



Dates 
Dates 



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lii. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and adunnistrati vc 
rights," to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 



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•■'■>i-h no proof has been found, it is likely that the Bainbridge 
• r:iritn landed at Philadelphia; as they seemed to first settle 
i 'Tinnylvania. Charles settled at Tamaqua , where his first son 
^-orn, v/iliiam worked for awhile in Pottsville before traveling 
'-"ird, r.:argaret stayed in Pennsylvania, in the Reading area. 



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1st Generation in America 

CHARLES B. BAINBRIDGE* - born November l8, l802 in 

Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham County, England 

died December lU, ISCG 
k(son: John & Peggy) Married to Ann Deighton* 

born in Bough .-'estr^.or eland County, England 
November 21, I803 (tombstone) 
Nove:aber 5, IS07 (Fanily Bible) 
died December 22, 1836 

bur: Both in Fairplay Cemetery 

Occupation: Farmer 

Residence: Fairplay, .Jisconsin 

Charles lived in Pennsylvania when he first came to America. VJhether 
he and Ann were married in England or in this country, we do not know. 
Their first son was born in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, v;hich is not very 
far from Pottsville where his brother, .'/illiam, lived for awhile v/hen 
he first came to America. Tam.aqua is also close to Reading, v/here his 
sister, Margaret, settled and where her descendants lived. 

In 1839 Charles brought his family to Fo Daviess County, Illinois, 
probably Vinegar Hill, since his second son was born there early in lo^+l. 
Later in iSU], they moved to Fairplay, /iisconsin, which was just across 
the State bo'aiidary line. It would appear that he made his living by 
farming, since he is listed in the I850, IS6O, and I87O census as a 
farmer. The census records also tell us the correct year of Ann's 
birth is l503, as found on her tombstone, rather than the date recorded 
in the Family Bible. No other information has been found on Charles 
and Ann; but is is felt that a story lies in their death dates which 

ell us that Ann passed away 8 days after her husband's death, very close 

o Christmas in I006. 



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Children: 

1. John Deighton Bainbridge* - born November 3» I836 

died June 22, 1917 

2. Charles Williari Bainbridge* - born February 13, iS^l 

died larch 19, 1921 



Inform^ation Sources: 
Harley Bainbridge 
Genevieve Bainbridge 
Tombstone in Fairplay Cemetery 
Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison 



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1st Generation in Ar^^rica 

WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE* - born August 29, l8l3; Durham County, England 

Newcastle or Middleton-in-Teesdale**** 
(son: John £: Peggy) died December 26, I896; Kifflin, V/isconsin 

Married in 18^+2 to Mary Clayton 

born July 15, I82O; Derbyshire, England 
died April 20, l83l; Mifflin, V/isconsin 
Occupation: Miner, Miller, and Farmer 
Residence; Mifflin, './isconsin 
bur: Doth in Mifflin Cenetery 

William's father died when he was nine, and he left home to support him- 
self at the age of 16. In I832, when he was 19, he joined the great 
throng of people going to America. He first stopped in Pottsville, 
Pennsylvania, and was employed there in the nines. He cane to Galena 
by flat boat on the Mississippi River, landing there in the spring of 
183'+. He remained in Galena a short tine working in the nines. Follow- 
ing this he worked in mines at Dubuque, Iowa; East Fork and Vinegar 
Hill, Illinois. In I836 he settled in IJew Diggings, '.Vis., and engaged 
in Mining for './illiam Champion, a very extensive and prosperous m.iner. 
He met Mary Clayton, who had come from England in 1839; and they were 
married in I0W2. He purchased a grist mill in l8'+9 which had been built 
by Joel Clayton in IS^+S. It was through the acquaintance of his wife's 
brother, Joel, that he first came to Mifflin, where he finally located 
in the spring of 1353' He engaged in the milling business which proved 
to be a lucrative business; and continued in it until about the year 
1875 when the wheat growing industry in that locality becamie alr.ost 
extinct. He then turned his attention to farming and mining which proved 
remunerative. He and two pertners bought the abandoned I'ifflin Mines 
and made them a paying investment. He continued to hold interest in the 
nines up to the tine of his death. He owned property in town as well as 
920 acres of farm.land with a fine house. 

William was the last of his family. As a business man, he v;as successful 
far beyond the ordinary. He devot'^'-'; his life to duty, to family, and 
to country. He commanded respect of all men; and was a patient, toiling 
man of sincere convictions and of absolute reliability. He was elected 
as Chairm.an of the Board of Supervisors of his town several tim.es. _ He 
also served as a Trustee. His religion was Primitive Miethodist. m 
politics he v;as a Henry Clay whig until the organization of the Republican 
party, of which he advocated their principles with enthusuasr.. He was 
an honored mem.ber of the Masonic fraternity for 33 years. He first 
received his degree from the Mineral Point Lodge in 1863; and when the 
Mifflin Lodge was organized in lS65, he was one of the original charter 
members. At the first election after receiving its charter in lc66, 
he was elected its first treasurer. He was re-elected at every succeed- 
ing election for 31 consecutive terms. There v;ere about 100 i:asons in 
the line of march at his funeral on Monday, Decem.ber 28, I896. His 5 
sons and 1 grandson served as pallbearers. His funeral v;as one of the 
largest ever held in that neighborhood. He was a m.an who was well known 
and highly esteemed. 

***+Son Charles' death certificate names Newcastle, England as the 
k birthplace of his father (.'/illiam). However, there is a good possibility 
'that this is incorrect and that he was born in Middleton-in Teesdale. 

His grand-daughter remem.bers being told that !:iddlGton was the b'rthplace 

and also remembers receinlng a card from I'iddleton, v;hea her undo 

visited there. 

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Shildren of Mary and 'Jillian Bainbrid^e 



1. Margaret Ann Bainbridge* 

"Maggie" (Ilarker) 

2. Marry Ellen Bainbridge* 

"Ella" (Johns) 



- born lo^-^; died 1913 
(descendants page V/-3) 

- born Io^d; died 1923 
Married to John JOHNS 

born 18^5; died 1917 
Occupation : ?''ethodist Minister 
They had no children 
Residence: Falr.-.yra, Nebraska 

Platteville, Wisconsin 
bur: Both in Greenwood Gem., Platteville 

Elizabeth Ann Bainbridge* - born 18^9 
"Lizzie" (Jones) r.arried to Mr. JONES 

Residence: Cass County, Iowa 



k. John VJ. Bainbridge* 

5. Charles C. Bainbridge* 

6. Thomas B. Bainbridge* 

7. George '//. Bainbridge* 

8. V/illiam E. Bainbridge* 



- born May 6, 1350 

died N'overiber 25, 1932 

- born September 29, l852 
died January 5, 1939 

- born Sertember 17, 135^^ 
died January 2^, 1929 

- born February 26, lo56 
died DeceT.ber 9, 1932 

- born 1862 

died A:oril 17, 1909 



The Mifflin Lodge Obituary on Vlillian Bainbridge states that there were 
10 children, two of which died in infancy. There are no head stones on 
the family cemetery plot for these two infants, but they may be there 
in unmarked graves. 

The i860 census tells us that there was a child, Louisa, under a year. 
The 1970 census makes no mxention of Louisa. 

The IS70 census lists a Jane Read, age 5, with the iilliam Bainbridge 

family^ and 

The luoO census lists Eliz. Jennie Reed (a), age 16. 

It would appear that Jane and Eliz. Jennie are adopted by the family. 

Information sources: 

Obituary by Mifflin Lodge 153 A.F. and A.M. (co-urtesy of Glyndon Lynde) 
V/isconsin Historical Soc. (xensus records) 
History of Iowa County 

Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville, records 
Gravestones in Mifflin Cemetery 

Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Council Bliiff, Iowa, records 
Grant County Rec v.v;-- • of Deeds 
Clara Smith 



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1st Generation in America 

GEORGE BAIIiBRIDGE* - born January 6, lol6 (tombstone) Durham Co., England 

January 6, lolG (family record) 
(son: John u Peggy) died August iS, 1377; Elizabeth, Illinois 

l.'arried in England to 
Elizabeth Robinson* 

died July 21, lo97; Elizabeth, Illinois 
Occupation: Farmer and Stage Coach Driver 
Residence: Elizabeth, Illinois 
. bur: Both in Elizabeth Cemetery 

George and Elizabeth were married in England. Elizabeth was the 
daughter of Thomas Robinson and Ann Sinks of Yorkshire. Her father 
was an Inn Keeper by trade and a Quaker by faith. 

V/hile in England, Heorge earned his living as a miner. They immigrated 
to Aiiierica with their two youiig children, arriving June 1^, 15^0. They 
came to Elizabeth from. Balena by ox cart and wagon, fording the Apply 
River at what was then known as Georgetown. They settled on ^0 acres 
at land near Elizabeth; and when this land came into mark.vt, Heorge 
purchased it from the United States governrr.ent. The fort**** used 
during the Blacl-diav;k ..'as was sutuated on a hill overlooking a spring 
on the southeast side of his farm. He tore down the fort and used the 
logs to build a barn for his stock. His youngest daughter could rem.en- 
ber finding bullet holes in some of the logs as a result of the Indian 
attack in 1332. George farmed his land and also operated a stage coach 
run between Galena and Chicago. He was a devout I'.ethodist and very 
determined in his belief. Ten more children v;ere born to this union 
after they came to this country, m^aking a total of twelve children. 
George died suddenly, comiing hor^e ill one night frori Galena. Death 
v/as caused by cholera morbus. He was 61, and at least five of the 
children were still at hom:e. 

Elizabeth was quick to help her neighbors in tir.e of sickness and 
trouble, but kept busy at hom.e taking care of her large farrlly/ She 
had miOre than her share of sorrow, for she lost two of her daughters 
in their early twenties within four years after her husband's death. 
Being of pioneer strength, she carried on and taught her remaining 
daughters to be capable homem:akers. She was bedridden toward the end 
and was cared for iivingly by her duaghter, Victoria, in the old 
family home. She died of dropsy as she approached her 7(-th birthday. 

**** The Apple River Fort was used by the earl:/ settlers during the 
battle with^the Indians on J'one 2^+, lo32. About 20 men were inside 
the crude frontier structure, together with a nurr.ber of women and 
children. A sr.all group of women worked along with the r.en molding 
bullets. The battle lasted ^-5 r.inutes, and one man was killed. He was 
buried on land that was later George' s property. There were also 
num.erous Indian mounds where bones and relics were found. 

Information Sources: 
The Bartons 
Evalena Ililler 
^ Rockford IIev;spapers 



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C'hlldren of Gporee a n d -Eliz abe th 5^. jnbrld j ^q 



1. John Robinson Bainbridge* - 



2, Nancy Bainbridge** 

(McCallum) 

3. Elizabeth Bainbridge* 
"Lizzie" (Bade) 

k, Thomas Bainbridge* 



5. Ruth Am el ^a Bainbridge* 

(Eelcher-Luke; 

6. George William Bainbridge*- 



born November I836 in England 
(See biography - Pare G-3 ) 

born December 16, I838 in England 
(See biography - Page _-^- 

born May 19, 18^1 

(See biograDhy - Page G-^) 

born August 6, l8^3, Elizabeth, 111. 
died November 25, I8U3 (3fmonths old) 
bur: Elizabeth Cem.etery 

born February 5, 1°^^^ 
(See biograiihy - pT?e G-7 

born March 9, 18^8; Elizabeth, 111. 
died July 10, 1?A8 (h months old) 
bur: Elizabeth Cemetery 



7. Margaret Marcella Bainbridge*- born in I850 

"Maggie" (Hill-Crummer) 1st marriage - Mr. Hill 

2nd marriage - Mr. Crummer 
child: May Hill Residence: Iron Mountain, Michigan 

Missoula, Montana 



It has been difficult to find information on Magrie. She v/as 
|ii single at the time she stood up with her sister, Nancy, vhen whe was 
married in I868. At the time of her mother's death in 1897, the 
obituary/ lists her as Margaret Hill of Iron Mountain, Michigan, As 
Maggie Crummer, she was a "fashionable dressmaker" according to a 
calling card in the keepsakes of one of the family. She and Mr. 
Crumm.er are supposed to have lived in Missoula, Montana. 



8. George Sidney Bainbridge* - 

9. Mary Bainbridge* 



born August 3, 1852 

(See biograohy - Page G-8 

born July 22, l855^ Elizabeth, Hi. 
died July 17, I878 (23 years old) 
death due to tuberculosis 
bur: Elizabeth Cemetery 



10, Violet Victoria Bainbridge*- born Novemjber 19, 1858 

(See biograt)hy - Page _-9 



11* Caroline Almeda Bainbridge*- 



12. Evalena Bainbridse* 
(Millr-r) 



born July 1, i860; Elizabeth, 111. 
died April 17, l8'^l (Easter Sunday) 
20 years-death due to tuberculosis 
bur: Elizabeth Cemetery 



born S-.-nt ' 
(See biol: 



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1st Generation in Ar.erlca 

MARGARET BAIITERIDGE* - born in England 

(Birkbeck) died in 1 ennsylvania 
Married V.v . BIRKBECK 
(dau. John £: Feggy) Residence: Pennsylvania 

Children: 

1. Victoria Birkbeck* - born around I838 

(Conrad) Married Phillip CCIjRAD* 



(his parents were born in Ger^iany) 
Occupation: Bookkeeper 
Residence: Reading, Pennsylvania 



As far as I know, Margaret only had one child, Victoria. 



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2nd Generation in Aruericti 



(son: George &. Eliz.) 



JOHN ROBINSON BAII^IBRIDGE* - born Novei^ber 1836 in England 

died July 2?, 1897 (Fanily Bible) 

July 29, I097 (U.S. Civil Jar Records) 

Married December 23, 1869 to 
Ann Sparks, born l8'+5 
died !;n.rch 2h, l899; .'/illiaTS, Iowa 

bur: Jillians, Iowa 

Occupation: Farmer 

Residence: Fairplay and Jamestown, V/is.: 
Galena, 111.; and Silverton, Colorado 

John was born in England and cane to the United States with his parents 
when he was four years old. During the Civil '.Jar he served in Captain 
Burton's Company, 30th Regiment, V/isconsin Infantry. He enlisted for 
duty on August 21, 1862 in Kineral Point, ./isconsin; and v/as mustered 
in October 21, lS62 in Madison, ./isconsin. He served as Private and 
Corporal and was mustered out September 20, I865. -ie applied for a 
disability pension September 15, IS9I; and at that tim^e he was living in 
Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado. Ironically he died six days after 
his mother kied. The cause and place of his death was unknowu. 



Children: 

1. John Walter Dainbridge* - born February 9, IS7I 

died December 19, 190^^- 

2. George .;illiamx Bainbridge* - born February 17, IS73 

died September 2^, 19''+9 

3. Ben Franklin Bainbridge** - born July 1^, 187^+ 

di-- July 2, 1957 



h. Lydia Bainbridge* 



- born March 7, I877 

died January 9, l£95 of tuberculosis 



Information Sources: 
Family Bible 
National Archives 
Recorder of Deeds-Grant County, 
The Bartons 



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2nd Gep.eratlon in A'neric^ 

NAHCY BAIi:3RIDG2* " ^o^n Decenber 16, 1838 in England 

(IlcCalluTu) died August 27, 191^^5 Dubuque, Iowa 
Married June 10, i860 to 
(dau. Geo. ci: Eliz.) Archibald I'.cCALLU;:*, b. ^ug. 3, iSU^t-, Scotland 

died r.arch 10, 1912, Dubuque, Iowa 
Occupation: Ship-Carpenter in Dubuque 
Residence: Dubuque, Iowa 
bur: Both in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque 

Nancy was born in England and cane to ^Inerica with her parents when 
she was two years old. She lived in Elizabeth, Illinois, until her 
marriage, following which she and Archie made their home in Dubuque. 
Nancy was a typical little English lady, devoted to her home and 
flowers. She was a fine seamstress and was a member of the Third 
Presbyterian Church in Dubuque. She was a good neighbor and had 
many friends. 

Archibald v;as born in Coat Bridge, Scotland, and came to Am.erica 
with his parents at the age of eight or nine. He grew up on a farm 
in Wisconsin and served in the Civil V/ar before his marriage. 

Children: 

1. Albert James KcCallum* - born Decem.ber 2, I87O 

died December 10, 1951 

2. Mary Elizabeth McCallam - born July 29, lo73 

died October 19, 195^ 



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2nd Generation in Anerica 

ELIZABETH BAINBRIDGE* - born Kay 19, iS^l; Elizabeth, Illinois 
"Lizzie" (Eade) died July 1930; F'ark Rapids, Kinnesota 

!!arried Samuel EADE* 
(dau. George cc Eliz.) born I836; Land End, Cornwall, England 

died 13855 Elizabeth, Illinois 
Cccuration: liining in the V/est 
Residence: Elizabeth, Illinois 
bur: 3oth in Elizabeth Cerietery 

Vlhile Elizabeth raised the fanily in the town of Elizabeth, Sain 
earned the living for his fanily by nining in the ./est. He died of 
cancer of the bov^el when he was only '+9. Elizabeth was widowed at 
the age of hh years and v/as destined to live on for another ^+5 years. 
As the children grew older and r.iarried, she turned her attention to 
the next generation. She helped at least a dozen of her grandchildren 
into the ^rorld; and her ability as nid-wife put her in demand by other 
far^ilies in town. She had a tip-top standing with the "ladies in 
waiting". She also worked as a housekeeper for different families, and 
cooked and prepared lunches fcr traianen who picked up their food on 
regular stops in Elizabeth at the Long's Hotel which was located close 
to the depot. 

She was a fine looking, dark-haired vraman with a rather heavy build. 
Lizzie was a pleasant person to be around. Of a friendly nature, she 
enjoyed talk, laughter, and argi;:';.ent v;ith all. Although she didn't 
have as fine a singing voice as so;'.e of her sisters, her lullabies 
will never fade from the ;.-e:.-:ry of her grandchildren. '/.zr would they 
have traded their grandm.a's home for anyone elses; for she had a v;hat- 
nct unequaled anywhere, Cn it were puff balls, mild-v;ee"-: fluff, red 
velvet cushions stmied into English walnut shells, bottles packed 
with sands of many colors, boxes covered with curiously shaped tiny 
shells in an age v/hen Florida was as far away as the Fordan River; and 
there was even a bottle of water from, the Jordan. A small china pot 
or rose petals, spiced and preserved, is still treasured by her eldest 
grand-daughter. Ker front room had linen towels with fring attached 
to chair backs v/itih metal holders; and there were hair flowers m.ade 
fror.; the hair of her children and relatives and fram.ed to decorate 
the wall. She loved to v/ear a favorite string of beads brought by 
friends from, the Holy Land; and she enjoyed clothes of a fancy type, 
especially one special white dress with a lace insertion at the neck. 
Beautiful thick, dark hair was her pride and glory. 

One affliction she had - deafness; 



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Children of San and Elizabeth Bainbridge - Eade 

I 

1. Jose;:h Chester Eade* - born Dece-ber 1, iSoO; 

died I'-arch 19, 1916 

, 2. Ida May Eade* - born in Elizabeth Illinois 

' (Smith) 

3. Lorena Eade* - born October 1, 1565 
(Pimley) died September 1937 

h. Albert Eade* - born February 23, I87O 

died June 2^+, Freeport, 111. 

5. George Eade* - died in infancy. 



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2nd Generation In Anerica 

RUTH A::aLIA BAIIBRIDGE* - born February 5, 13^5; Elizabeth, Illinois 
(Luke) died July o, 1931; Iron r.ountain, Kichigan 
1st riarriage - I'arion BELCHER* 
(dau. George a Eliz.) 2nd riarriage - Richard LUIvE* 

Residence: Elizabeth, 111.; Mifflin, V/is.: 
Conmonwealth, ./is.: u Iron Mountain, Mich. 

Amelia's early married life with Mr. Belcher was spent in Elizabeth. 
That is where her daughter, Gertiude, v/as born and^ had her early schooling 
with Cora Eo\man as her first teacher. (Cora later became Mrs. George 
Sidney Bainbridge, a sister-in-law of Amelia's). It is not known what 
brought about the term.ination of her marriage to Mr. Belcher. 

Mjt. Luke v;as a miner in the tin mines of Illinois and the iron mines 

in the area of Iron Mountain, Michigan. They lived in Commonwealth before 

moving to iron Mountain. V/e do not knew just when it was necessary for 

Amelia to take on the responsibility of her family's support; but her 

son, John, was v/orking at the early age of 1^-. 

Ajnelia was a small, wiry wom:an with lost of vim and vigor. Although 
she seer.ed elderly with her long white hair, she m.oved quickly and" 
never seemed to tire. She was "poor as a chiirch r.ouse" , but insisted 
on naking her own way. fl a day was the giing wage; and she walked to 
and from, work, regarless of hov^ far it v/as away - so:netimes the distance 
woudd be as much as two .:iies. She earned her living as a washwo.-.an; for 
housework or remarriage were about the only way a woman alone could 
raise her family. Her r.ind v;as "shar,: as a tack", and she had an amazing 
m.er.ory for dates. She was an individualist, and at times had a sharp 
tongue; but she had many friends Amelia loved pretty dishes and had a 
line collection of china. Her duple::, located across the street from her 
daugh.ter's home was alv;a^s very neat; and her bookshelves held various 
volumes of interesting books with which the grandchildren occupied them.- 
selves on their visits. r.s Ai.ielia grew older, her youngest grandson was 
delegated to sellp at her house, so she wouldn't be alone in case of 
sudden illness. lie was sort of a "man Friday", chirping vocd, ^carrying 
out ashes, shoveling snow, and cultivating her small garc'en. In her 
later years she m.ade a habit of attending every funeral in town, whether 
or not she knew the deceased. A:nelia v;as bothered a great deal v/ith 
rheumatism, which m.ay have been aggrivated by her life of hard work. 
She was ailing a great deal the last seven years of her life. Eear the 
end she developed pneimionia; and although she v/as getting better, she 
never fully recovered from it when death caiae. 

Children: 

1. Gertrude Belcher (Hooper)* - born March 6, l86p 

died June 26, 19^3 

2. 'Jilliam Lolce - born in IS7C, died December 1913 

3. John Luke - born M.ay IC, l3o3, died April 27, I960 



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2nd Generation in .Vmerica 

GEORGE SIDIIET BAiilBRIDGE* - born August 3, 1352; Elizabeth, Illinois 

died December 1, 1933; Kockford, Illinois 
(son: George i bliz.) Carried on September 26, IS77 to 

Cora Ellen Bowman* 

born April 23, 1353; died Mov. 20 1932 
Occupation: Farming and Milk Route 
Residence: Rockford, Illinois 
bur: Greenwood Gem., Rockford, Illinois 

Both George and Cora grev/ up in Elizabeth and were married there. They 
sang in the i:ethodist Church choir in 1575-1S76. and she was the local 
" school" ^marm" in the little country school nearby. Their first son was 
born in i^lizabeth. Believing there were better o^^portunities near 
Rockford where Cora's aunt lived, the young couple took their 9-month 
old son and r.oved their belongings by horse and wagon to the village of 
Harlemi, north-east or Rockford. Here they farmed until l5c9, at which 
time they sold the farm and moved to Rockford. They m.ade their horie in 
the west end; and with the profits m.ade on the sale of the farm, George 
invested in the Diam.ond Furniture Co. where he worked as forem.an. This 
venture did not prove to be the good investm.ent he had hoped for, and he 
decided to return to farmiing. He rented farmland about h blocks fuom 
their hom.e, and he had a fine herd of about 30 dairy cov/s. Every m.orning 
Heorge and his sons vrould have the herd milled by 6:30 and George would 
deliver his dairy route. His famiiliar milk wagon was drawn by a fine 
team of I-:organ horses. He carried the mild in 32-quart cans; and as the 
customers would cor.e out to the v;agon for their r.ilk, George would ladle 
it 'into their containers with a long-handled dipper. He loved horses and 
took great pride in the anir.als he owned. "Flossie" was out of Dan Patch, 
the famous race horse. She was later replaced by "Prince", a black 
stallion. George enjoyed raising and training beautiful horses and 
gained quite a recutation for his ability to "bre'::.k" horses. Later he 
bought h.is own 20 acre farm, nearby vhere he had a smaller dair^'' herd ana 
sold the r>ild to a local dairy. This fram had a fine orchard of cherry 
trees, a large strawberry patch, and a nice vegetable garden. Besides 
his horses, he raised hogs and chickens. George, seated behind Old Flossie 
in his Der;Ocrat wagon v;as a familiar sight as he delivered strawberries 
and cherries around the neighborhood. He was a tall, stately r.an of 6 
feet or m.ore, and carried hiriself erect. He had a rich bass voice, and 
in his younger days he sang with his sisters at entertaii-L-ments in Eliza- 
beth. He also played a horn in the Elizabeth Band. After the mae to 
Harlem, he die? cted the church choir in which Cora sang, both being 
mem.bers of the Harlemi Methodist Church. The whole family enjoyed music. 
and the children were all given piano lessons. Cora was a very energetic 
ambitious little woman; a good planner and organizer. .-.1 though it m.eant 
more owrk for her, she often kept boarders to supnlemient her husband's 
incom.e. She was an im.maculate housekeeper, good cook, and did beautiful 
needlework, knitting, and crocheting. She played the piano and had a nice 
alto voice. Failing health caused George and Cora to m.ove in v/ith 
their daughter and famaly on the farm. Cora passed quietly in ner sleep 
two m.onths later, and George died of hardening of the arteries a year 
later. 

Children: 

!• Frank Alvin B-iinbrld:-;e* - born July 9. l'"'" (bicrraphy page G-1' 

2. kpvr:; -ilydo . ainbr.' dge^- - born .-Ipril 2'~ , l^^O (biograrl;y page '.;-2) 

3. Jeanette Noola Balnbridge* - born Sept. 27, l3o2 (biography page 0-3) 

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2nd Generation in America 

VIOLET VICTORIA BAIIIDRIDGE* - born November 19, 185C; Elizabeth, 111. 
(Barton) died April 25, 1939 of a stroke 
Married in March 1393 to 
g (dau. George i Elizabeth) Henry Charles BARTOII*, b. Aug. 26, l895 

Ed: ! Monmouth College graduate 
d, Septe-aber 9, 1922 of a heart attack 
Occupation: I'.erchandising and Faming 
Residence: Elizabeth, Illinois 
bur: Both in Elizabeth Cemetery 

As a young girl, Victoria, with her sisters, Mary and Carrie, and her 
brother, George Sidney, were knov/n as the Bainbridge quartet in the 
Elizabeth 'Methodist Church choir. They also sang for other activities. 
She had a lovely soprano voice. She took voice lessons in Rockford, 
about 60 miles away, and appeared in a solo performance at a recital 
there. She was an excellent seamstress and did the fine finishing 
work for Mr. John Ilagie, 3r. in his tailoring shop in Elizabeth. She 
met Henry Barton at choir practice. He had come to Elizabeth to 
operate a general store in partnership with his brother. Victoria and 
Henry were r.arried at her home and lived in the Bainbridge ho.-estead 
where she took care of her bedridden r.other until her mother's death. 
From 1397 to 1901 the couple lived in town, after which they m.oved 
back to the Bainbridge farm v;hich Victoria had purchased from, the estate 
The original home was m^oved to a m.ore desirable location along the 
main road and was rem.odeled with additional rooms added. This rem.ained 
the home of the Bartons until the spring of 19'-i-2 when it was sold. 

Victoria was a r.ost energetic person, keenly interested in world affairs, 
I She v/as an excellent cook and alv/ays m.aintained a fine vegetable garden. 
She also raised many flowers, and flowering shrubs r.ade the hcr.e very 
attractive. Like most wom:en of her period, she did not have zhe oppor- 
tunity to attend college; but she planned and managed so all cf her thre^ 

daughters could have a college education. She had a keen in'--" ' ■ 

travel,; and even in her late seventies, she was still enjoying trips 
to Yellowstone, Quebec, ilew England, and Florida. 

Children: 

1. Bessie Ruth Barton - born Novem.ber 5, l39^ 

2. Carrie Robinson Barton - born Septem:ber 22, lo97 

3. Dorothea K. Barton - born October 9, 1902 



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2vA Genor^.t'lon "^r. A'r!^rJc"\ , 

EVA LENA BATM3RTCGE'' 
(Miller) 



(dan, Geo, & Eliz.) 



born Snptemb^r 1'^, l°'6i(-; Eli"-ibeth, 111, 
died I'^obruary "! , 19"^" ; lialpna, Tlllno::^ 
Married Mov. 7, iSPS -'n Grnnt , Tlebraska to 

George Jason MILLER* 

born August 25, 1866; died Mar, 15, 1929 

Occupation: ^arming 
Residence: Woodbine, niinoij 
bur: 2oth in Elizabeth, Illir 



is Cemetery 

In l8S5 George and his half-brother, Fran> ''jent to Elsie, Nebraska to 
"Homestead" a plot of gourd. At the age of 2m-, Evalena joined hi":; and 
they were married. They lived in a sod house, and Evalena gathered dried 
buffalo chips for fuel. Their first son was born in Madrid, Nebraska. 
After almost two years of crop failures, they decided to return to Elizabeth, 
wh'=re they had both been born. They drove a team of horses hitched to 
a tarp-co^''ered wagon, carrying their only possessions. It ^'^as a tedious 
trip with their sickly baby. They returned to the old Bainbridge 
homestead, where a few months later the baby died. In du^ time, they 
moved to bavanna, Illinois, where Geor?e work-^-d in the furniture and 
delivery business ■•:ith -"-.is cousin. They later mo'^^'ed to Stockton where 
they leased and operated a hotel and restaurant. . -After three years in this 
business, they bought a farm northeast of V/oodbine, which became their per- 
manent home. 



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rh ^loo""" heslth, Sh' 



Evalena, being a rioneer woman, was g? 
sm.all in stature and ■■•ras an a-'bit^'ous, hard-'^ropving woman. She '-'as 
gifted with a Ic'ely alto voice and sang in the church as well as 
aro'ond the home. She was a willing helper in church affairs and always 
took time to hel:: a sick neighbor or friend. She '-as one of the oldest 
charter mr-mbers of the Home Bureau. A le-tter written by E^-alena 29 years 
ago furnisVied valuable inf ormat''-on for this articl'-. 

Besides his farm '.-.'•ork, George was a rural m.ail carrier for 2^+ years; and 
Evalena was his assistant for over 1? years. They used a horse and 
bugiry for their 35-niile trek. George died of a stroke at the age of 
62, and Evalena cassed away at the are of °3 of h-'^art failure, being the 
last of her large fa-^ily If 12 children. 

Children: Hollis, Bessie, George Reuben, Blanche, Alta, Florence, 
Ralph, and Eugene. 






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fn'r-d t'ljly ^. , 19')7: ■•Jnorlbl rv^ , ^n'nr.is 

ililP-LllV: :^'''';i'. 'T. jMill'^r - horn 'Jay i "^^ , l'^*"")': .J1' on]- ' rn , "^"i " ■ n^'l r 

■)p?1 Hr >-:co 5 riarrlpT! '"'rov'-^ . ^; , 1 -' 'V. -'n-i n 

ZJ-DSrJ?- ""'"Idr-'^ri MiTlor - born .'"')ly .^''■, 1'"'0'^: ^'ll i - - r^- i.h . "'''1i::0-ir 
( 'ho'nnf^nri) I'l^s'i ri'''nc'o : I'H i vn'ortv |-,]i Til'noi: 



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(''/io^o^s) ■■I'^r; i 'loner : "'n"''''n'!, "^""linoi-^ 

^iljph Ray-onri Miiler -born "'-r-oh ^'1, IooiT; Woo-'b'ir^ . "n^r.o'n 

;-loF:i (ience : 3l'.oc'^*'.on and ^^i i '^■> i-r 1 h , Tllino"': 

F.iT'on'-', Jj'dnoy Miller - born ■'^v'^y 'i , 1 <^07 : '•Joodb"' n^^- , "^"'.I'^nois 

''lesidonce : '"Woodbine, '''l]'no:5K 



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3,rd Gen e ration i n Anierica 

FRkm ALVTN BAINBRIDGS* - born July 9, IB78; Elizabeth, Illinois 

died April 7, 1951; Rockford, Illinois 

(son: George and Cora) Married on Fpbruarj'- 19, I903 to 

Martha Smith, born March 2?, 1882 
Occupation: Farming and Butchering 
^lesidence: Rockford, Illinois 
bur: Greenwood Cemetery: Rockford, 111, 

Frank v:as born in Eli-abeth, Illinois; moved to the Rockford area whith 
his parents when he was about nine months old. His next ten years were 
spent living on farms in Harlem tovmship, and the family moved into Rockford 
when he was 11, Following grade school, he attended Rockford Business 
College, from which he graduated in I897, The next six years he helped 
his father run the farm and handle the d-'iry route. Both Frank and 
Harry were promised a horse on their 21st birthday if they refrained from 
smoking and drinking. They both received this reward of their own horse. 
When Frank and Martha were married, they moved to a farm south of the 
city where he farmed for three years. Following this, they moved back to 
tovm; and Frank went to \\rork for Schnauss Meat Company where he devel^ed 
his skill at butchering. Several years later he returned to farming on a 
farm at Harrison, Illinois, where the family lived about four years. Frank 
then opened his ov.oi meat market, Eddy and Bainbridge, on V/est State Street; 
and the family moved back "into tovm. After four years, he sold this 
business and becam.e cattle buyer for the slaughter house, Carty-Dever. 
In 1918 Frank and Martha bought their om farm of 120 acres on Tate Road, 
where they lived until Frank's death, Frank would occasionally be called 
on to bu'f'cher by different markets in tox'/n, and was often asked by 
neighboring farmers to butcher for them.. In return for his help, he would 
often be given heart, liver, tongue, etc. of the animal he v;as working on. 
During the depression years, this was very welcone. He served as O^en 
To'.'.T-ship Assessor for 22 years and was a Charter Member of the Farm 
Bureau. He was actively engaged in farming up until his death, which was 
very sudden due to a heart attack, 

Martha was a very caioable homemiaker and is reme'^.bered as a person who 
was al-vays there to lend a helning hand when needed. She ^/as a Charter- 
Member of the Home Bureau and was an active member in the G\^ren Center 
Methoiist Church, ^fter Frank's death, she sold the farm to her grsdson, 
Dale, and moved into Rockford. At 92 she still has a rem.arkable memory 
and a great interest in others. 

Children: 



1. Stanley Smith Bainbridge*-born Feb. 2U, 190^ 

2. Sidney Frank Bainbridge *-born Feb. 1^, 190? 

died AiDril 10, 1907 of Scarlet Fever 

3. Paul Ashley Bainbrige -born Feb. 21, I908 

t\vnns 

h, Lucile Bainbridge -born Feb, 21, l^OB 

5. Infant son -born Jan. 29, 1910; died Feb. 28, 1^10 



HAx^_^Y CLYDE BAINBRIDGE* 



(son: George and Cora) 



born Auril 28, I88O; Rockford, Illino's 
died January 27, 1972; Rockford, 111. 
Married on June 9, I909 to 
Zeruah Delnhine Steward* 
born August 22, 18^2? Rockford, 111. 
died September 2, 1926; Rockford, 111. 
Occupation: Printer-Office Managrer 

(Bliss Printing & Landmark 
Residence: Rockford, 111. Prte, 
bur: Both in Green:vDod Cemetery, Rockford 

Harry was born on " farm in Harlem To^/mship, near Rockford. Following 
his elementary school education, he took various courses at Rockford 
Business College, He took his first job in I9OO and retired from working 
in 1966, at the pge of 86. 61 years of this time were in the printing 
business. He was blessed '-n'th good health un to the last four years 
and started a new job at the "young ar;e" of 7^ with Landmark Printine. 
He and Dell built a home west of Rockford in 1915, which served them 
during their lifetime. In 192? they helped organize the Messiah Lutheran 
Church. Harry was active in schook, church, and com-iunity affairs. He 
loved music and sang in a local quartet (2C7ears), the church choir 
(20 years), and the Rockford Men Singers (l9years). Many hours of pleasure 
were spent at the piano with his family who all enjoyed music. He could 
still play and sing a song for a suest sfter he passsed his 90th birthday. 
He was a Mason and voted Reulublicano He took great pride in his "weedless" 
garden where he raised vegetables that graced the family dinner table 
long into the winter. He loved to share his produce with "riends and 
neighbors, Harry was a kind, happy man and seldom spoke a cross v/ord. He 
was practical and economical. He did not take on a job unles-s he planned 
to do the best he could. A favorite motto of his was, "Plan you work 
and work your plan". 

Dell was born on a farm in Owen To'.mship. She was very talented in 
both voice ani piano. She could play any sheet of music "on sight" and 
had a beautiful high sonrano voice. She also sang in the choir and 
v;as active in school, church, and cora'^^unity work. She was a very fine 
v/atercolor artist, seamstress, and did beautiful embroidery work. 
Tragedy struck quickly when Dell submitted to gall bladder surgery at 
the age of hh and developed an infection which took her life within a 
few days, leaving three children for Harry to raise. He took on the 
task and devoted his life to keening his "little brood" together. 
Although he attained many accomTolishments in his lifetime, nothing v/as 
more important to him than his family. He vns ^6 v;hen Dell passed away, 
and he lived another ^6 years vn thout her. V/ith the exception of the 
last five week when he was hospitali.-jed for his illness, he lived out his 
life of 91 plus years in the home he loved so much. His death was due 
to hardening of the arteries. 

Children: 

1. Ronald Alvin Bainbridge - born July 9, 1911 

2. El va Elsie Bainbridge - born Jan, y, 1917 

3. Lor na Delle Bainbridge - born Oct, 5", 1922 



^rd. Gpneration In Amerlc^a 

JSANSTTE NEOLh BaTNBRIDGE* - born Sont.^n oo -, oo^ r, 
„.T ^.4 ti ^eptemoer 27 1882: RocVforri. Til 

^^^'^^^ dled;.larch P.; 197'f Rockford lU 

Married October 25- 190=^ to 
ll .^ p p - .^ ^oorge Walter BROV/N* 

' ^'^^^^ ^^°^g^ " ^°^^^ born Octob^:^r 26, 1970: Rod-ford, 111. 

Occupation: Livestock 'Farming 
1 Residence: Rockford, Illinois 

I bur: Both in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford 

Jeanette was born on farm in Harlem TovmshiD near Rockford Illlnoi- Tho 
family moved to Rockford when she -..as 7. She inherited he^ pareS?s^love ?or 
music She played the piano, had a pretty alto voice, and was activp in the 
church choir. She came as a bride to the Maply Grove 'Farm, the ?arm ho^S ^^h^re 

fn/J'y. "''''. ^^^JS' '■'^-'^' it 1°""*^^ °^ ^^- Main' Road. There they lived 
together for 65 years, their entire married life. The archway over their 
back walk is^the same archway under which they stood in the Bainbrid- home 
to be marriea. .hey were both members of Court Street United Methodist 
Church, where Jeanette worked faithfully. She was also active !n civic 
affairs (Founder and Director of the Bie Sisters Or^anizat.'on: DSrecto? 
and Vice-President of the Red Gross, and Director of the Tubprcuio^?3 
Assn.; ^ne was a School Board Director for 30 years and worked dili^pntlv 
JL"-^- vork at both local and county level. She made ouite a hobbv of' 
her flowers and inherited her mother's ability for planning and organ^mg. 
Her firs, concern and mam interest was her home and family. She was' 
sweet and kind, soft spoken with a deep spiritual oualitv.^ Through' the 
^w!n'i'?V^^^^r^^ many^difficulties with her ODtimistic philosor.hv, 

^e 11 take each aay as it comes". She loved to" have guests "droo iA" 
and was delighted if they would gather around her uiano for a "s^'ng 
.along . ihrough the loving devoted care of her fa^nv, s>^e -'as =b^e to s^ = v 
rin tne home she loved so much until the end. She died of c^n^-^^ti'-p "^ 
heart failure in the same room where her children "^i-sr c;o,.r t-ho'^i ic^v^^ of 
day and where h--^r husband breathed his first an- ia<=t br-^^^he""'^ S'^^'^^-r-^s' 
a most remarkable person and one the younger venerations "could wisely 
pattern after. She had many friends. She died as this historv of "he^ 
family was being printed, and it is the sorrow of this wrUer" t^^at 
Aunt Jettie was never able to hold in her hands a codv of th^'s arti-lo 
that she had been so en'hused about .and had contribuT;ed so much to. 
But that is life - and deathi 

Gporge bought the home farm of 21^ acres from his parents in 1911 and 
he was a prominent progressive livestock farmer, retiring at the'age of^ 
71. _ Stanton, who had been in partnershin with his father, continued 
on with the farming; and George was very interested in all activitv 
aroun" the farm until his death. George was a Charter Member of the ^a^m 
Bur., and vras an active member of Maple Grove Grange, in which he served 
as Master. He was a Road Commissioner of O^ren To'^mshin, School Trustee 
and :3upervisor of Owen Toimship for 3^ years. He was alvravs interested' 
and active in politics, a stauch Republican. He will be remembered for 
his great sensr of humor that kent those aroimg him sm'^ling. Gooro-e 
passed away the day following their 65th wedding anniversary observance. 
As was his wish, he died in the sa-^ home (even the same room) in which^^he 
was born. Death v/as attribued to hardening of the arteries. 



^hltdren: Renoia, Bernard, Stanton, Mt.r, Cor.lne, 



Hobort 



, and Joyce 



[. Zeovrr' RfMV\ld Rro'''n - born Jnly ''5, l^'O''-.: iiocl^forrl , "^IVinnlr 

\ :ioraco Iifr?r:'.rii Brown- born Sort onib':^->r if', lOi^^t Roovrord, ^ll'nois 

PlOS I donco t nor-'^rord , "'"IVnoir. 

]. J_t_n p t on r ^' n^ Provm - born October 11, Vlf^: RooVford, Tlli^olr: 

R'^ridenoo: Ro'-k'^ord. "Illinois 

f. _i5JLlr."!" Scl'-'vn Brown*- born D^coTbor ?'i , 191-3: Rocl^Tord, ""'Vr^o-is 

"~ ■ d-ic-d May 19, 19'^.0 of bronchi ■•■il pn-'H'Morp 3 (16-^- yr.) 

bur: Or-^onv'ooi^ C'-'mot.nry, Roc'lcford, 'llinois 

). £prxJne_lvrolyn Brown- born :inrch 7, 1'"'19: liocl-ford, Tn^.nois 

Ror.i.dence: Roc'-'f'ord, THinoir- 

5 Rohort Tv.---odore Brovm*born Janiriry lU. 19:'M : Rockford, ■^n^nois 

"■ died Janu.'iry 28, 1921 (prcr--; ture 

[ bur: Greenvrood Cemotery, lioc^'ford 

?. Joyce Jeaneute Brown -born SeDtonibor 28, 1925; Rockford. Illinois 

Residence: Connell, V/ashin^ton 



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'■._JjY '"-''Til HalN'iRMiOfs"- -- }.,-,r'u "rbvir.ry ''', 1 OOl| ; ;^ocl-f^or', Tninn-'n 

(co'"': !-T-r.il' PP/' '^'iT't.ha ) ''-^.-vir-ri "■,vr.\ '6. T<^"""' to 

'^Ir.io TMc'-olTr:, h. '■■rpt,omy>,^r :% 1 "'07 
Occupation: :';'rninf: 
Mr^.'-i dencp : 'Oci'Trirf], Till no is 

iJtan ;-:inr!t h"^ s p?.rTy yo'^rr; in locl^'forr], ''brn h.i^ v't; 1'+, Iv "-loved vp' th 
bir. parent", to a V^m--^ north--o?t of HocV.f^ord In O-^'en Tovrnshlp. Dur-inj; 
h-ln rchool years he helped hi r. fnthrT ■••1''.h th'^' favninp an'-'' 'H so '.ro?'V'^-d 
for nc' ('h^-or'inf' fr'T'n'^rr; . '-'lu-n hn anf' Kl'-.te ■■•ore ^Ir.'^t •^-nrr'' ■■"'' , "'-hoy 
l'-'.'--'d in nocl<.rord. H'^.-""s c-ri;ilo3'''^d h^'' i.h-'^ /imnr'^ cin Rnilv-iy ■'xD'^csr- Co, 
for -nnny y'^'irs. url;oT' lio '^lOT'od h'.r fo.r'''^:' to r> f'wn n'^'^r ItT'ir-' :'^r:n, 
rn-'n'->'"?. Thoy li.vod t.hei^e for oirht. yc "■ ''•nd thon mirch?ira:d i I'^O- 
acv" '" .n nd.irc-nt to hlG Tathpr's f-ivT. 'Irnc h*" ^^IrMdrpn vfn-c)^ in 
BCho-'"' . .Stan' rv-:r\''ed for o nu-nbcr of yearr, on thf- rchool bo-rd. He 
;^'as a"^ ' ) a moTibTr o^ the '••'■inrobnr^o Connty '''arn -nreau and nerved as 
a :.ivr'~ctor of tli^ ^''arm ^nr^aM ;'^--r-"--icc Co-ir ly. Ho vas a mernb'^-p of the 
^a<-on-'c Lodpe of Rockton and a charter iip'^'^-.-r of the Roukton Fire 
p'rotoction District, orp;anized in 19'i7. He served as their treasurer 
until his siidden death of a heart attack. Stan had a hapay personality 
snd ::;ood-natured smile. He vill be re";eT:bered by his friends and 
aeishbors for his deep concern for others and his willingness to help 
wherever he vas needed. 

Elsie talks foundly of her childhood ';nd her thre^ brotVi'-^r:-, ''h-llir. , 
Rov 'and Glen, Her father lived in Enr:land until he was sirteen, then he 
n:^vcd 'o A"^erica ('vi sconsin) . He worked in a lo'--ing c- nr^, th'vn took up 
jfarM'^v. IClsie attended Ov;en Center Grade -chool, Rockfori* Hlrh w^chool 
and Brown's business College. Che vras e-iployed by Gundstran.:'. Adding 
I-Iachine until her marriage to Gtan. -^hc vras involved in school activities 
v'hile her children attended school. Ghe vms active in the V/SCS of Cv:en 
Center Methodist Church and held many offices in the Ho^^e I'-ureau. Her 
pleasant personal itv and cheerful sm^'le are a --reat asset to the many 
organ! 'nations shv; belongs to. She en.ioys gardening and '.'orV "nr^ in her 
yard. She still lives on the farm sh'- and Stan rurchased in 19^2. ON 
"the dav on Stan's nonth, he vras to sign papers for 80 acres of land 
adjacent to their farm. Elsi^ went ahead with the purchase of the land 
and h'-T son, Dale, now farms the acreage. 

Children: 

1. .-''dne-- Gene Bainbridge - born March 2'^ , 192^; Rockford, Illinois 

2. Dn 1 p Alvin Bainbridge - born Jann.ary U, 1932, Rockford, Tlllnois 

3. Hx-UJllJL '^ay Bainbridge- born August 16, 1933; Rockford, Illinois 

(See biographies on pages 3-1, S-2, and S-3) 



Tnf orma 1 1 on s oiir c e : 
(Elsie Bainbridge 



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jjth Goners t Ion i n America 
Paul ASHLEY BAINBRTDGE 
i (son: Frank & Martha) 



born February ?1 , I90S (twin of Lncnie) 

Ma-ried on Sentember 27, 1930 to 

Margaret Burritt, b.Oct. 26, I905 
Ed. Rockford College, Teacher's Cert, 

OccuTDation: Livestock Farming 

Residence: Rockford, Illinois 



Paul helped his f-^ther on the home farm. As a young man, he enjoyed 
singiri:. V/ith a friend .I'oJnin.T him to make it a duo and his sister 
Lucil'i-e, at the Diano, thoy vere p-^-oular entertainment at local grange and 
picnic programs, /-fter his marriage, Paul continued farming. He 
purchased his first farm of 20<^ acres north of Roc'''ford on Rockton Avenue 
in 19'f-O and added a second farm of 120 acres in 195^+. He has always had 
great interest in marketing and the pr.. .'.otion of better marketing 
practices of agricultural products, H? served on the Board of Midwest 
Dairyman's Company for 9 years (2 yvs. as President), on the Board of 
Chica-o Producev's Gomm. Assn. for 9 years (6 yrs. as President), as 
Diredtor of National Livestock Producers, serving on the Executive Committee 
which se-ved in an advisory c^''^acity to the Secretary of Aericulture, and 
as a Director of the National Livestock Credit Corporation ( a loan agency 
for both farmer and -"ancher). Locally, he served many yea-^s on the School 
Boards .'^t both the elementary and high school level, as well as on the 
Bo"rd '''^ T'rustees, Like his grandfather, Paul has alvrays found pride and 
en,io;^.'^nt in o^^rriin?' a fine hors". He recei'-- ' >^' ~ '^■^^rst pony v^hen he was 
in his esrly teens and has al^'^ayc; had ^"'I's 'n he -.j. He still rides o'^'^en, 
much of it in connection H'ith the work on his farm. Paul has a gr~'-t 
interest in the events o'!^ the dayo He is a Farm Bureau member and also 
a member of the Masonic Lodge and Tebala Temple. 

Mar^a"^et taught in the Rockford School system for s\x years. ?h" is 
a nom''^'^^ '~'^ the Rockford cha^otp^ of ti^'^ Dau'^ht^ s C" th'= ^■'""^rican 
Revolution and a former member of the Rock'^o^d ''.'oTan's Club. M-i^earet 
is a si'ste^ to Bill Bur-^-'^t, who is married to Lucile, Paul's twin. 
Both ^au''_ and Margaret ..:^,; 07 ^'olf as a hobby. In later years they built 
a second h^me in Naples, Flor'^da where thry spend ■^.heir winters. 



Children; 



1. Marcella Anne Bainbridge 

(Rogers) 



born July 2^+, 1931: Rockford, 111. 
Married May 25, 19"^? to 



Joe W. Rogers, b. Sept. 23, 1^29 
Occupation: Cattle Salesman 
Residence: Yorkto'-m, Illinois 

(1) Joe VJ. Ro.-ers, Jr. - born July 16, 1962 

(2) Infant daughter - stillborn May 3I, l^f/] 

(3) Casey Paul Rogers - born August 31, ^_'^6° 



2. 



-2-111 K^-V Eainbridee 
(Elkins) 



born January 25, 1935; Rockford, 111, 
Married December 19, 1^'6'+ to 

James Flkins, b. Ju^-.^ 2^. 1936 

Occupation: Attorn^v 
Residence: Naples, Flo:'ida 
They have no children 



Uth Qpneratinn In America 

LUCTLE 3AINBRTDGS 
(Burritt) 

(dau. Frank & Martha) 



born Fpbruary 21, 19^^ (twin to Paul) 
Married Octobf^r 1?, 1Q29 to 

R. William BlTrtRTT'^, born Mar. 20, 190q 
Residence: Rockford, Illinois 



Lucille enjoys music, and her piano Dlayinf^ has brourht enjoyment to 
many. In the:!r teens, she and Paul w^re popular entertainment at 
Grange and farm picnic pror^rams. She is a registered beautician and 
followed this profession until after her marriage. She was employed 
by the Rockford Board of Education for 1'+ years. For raanv years she 
did volunteer v7o:*k, and is an active membe" of the Third Presbyterian 
Church. She is also a member of the Rockford Woman's Club, She enjoys and 
excels in the art of homemaking and enjoys lake life and fishing. She keeps 
an ever vratchful eye out for her mother's vrelfare and happiness T Lucile's' 
happy disposition and deep, rich laugh make her a joy to have around. 

Bill worked hO years for Central Illinois Electric and Gas Company and 
vms assistant Secretary-Treasurer and Controller, After the '-erger 
with Comnonv/oalth Edison of Chicago, he served as Administrative 
Manager of the Gas Division until his retirement in 1972, He is an 
active member of the Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Co^jntry Club. Elks Club. Cham.ber 
of Commerce, and the Y.M.C.h. Aro^jnd the home he ^ ■^ very handy --rith 
tools. You name it - he fixes Iti He enjoys golfing and loves to 
fish. They o-.m a summer home in the north woods in Wisconsin. 

Children: 



Richard William Burritt - 



(1) Richard Roger Burritt 

(2) I^avM Boyd Biarritt 
(^) Sh"rvl. Sue Burritt 



born May 25, 1°^-"': Rockford, 111. 
Married August ':'^, 1952 to 

Sharon Schroeder, b, Sept, 9, 1929 
Occupation: Training Supervisor, 

Ca'^ p^r -' " Tot.* "Tr"^ c ""or 'Co, 
Rosld'^nc^: Morton, Illinois 
born June 26, 1953 
born June ?C, 1955 
born ^lovember 1°, 1957 



Louvrane Burritt 
(Lvddon) 



(1) Marth". Lou Lyddon 

(2) Willi- ~i .^irnold Lyddon 

(3) Kenae~.'"i Alan Lyddon 



born May 17, 1932; Rockford, 111, 
Ma- "led June 12, 1953 to 



Forrest A. 



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LYNDON," b. May 8, 
Occupation: Consulting Engineer, 
(Part ovmer of Earns -/or oh &. Wylle) 



Residence: Bloom"'nton, Illinois 

born April 21, 195^^ 
born Aur-u-.t 2^-, 1957 
born October 31, 1959 



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.h' aca'nn, Hf' ri Lso pl.nyod F-ortn->11, in ''-•". '■' '•'*•*. ■^ '^ 
h f^ohool. li'-:^ ■•■••'•■3 tlio pr-^"'drn^ o'" '-ho frnt ■. r :■••■ ■-"ul -^ n ;-o club 

i^pon rrodi)" 11 on for'n I'.'r;"'! :;oV;ool, ''Id mi'-'p'iMi-.-d ■- '"■'''1: ronto. 
rn'ce, and th'^y ros^'dod in liarr'r-on, TlT'n'vi.G. •■1'": I'd'^n ron 

r.nd '.•;or^''^d for pi r- f . ' ii '^ r , H'' I'v';"! '■'on- '> r f r. "-i "■• ij'.r "'or 
-IT'". \.'o.-t_ of !'■■< ■^'"i f'On . 1'" ''-in T()-;'>ir.' ii p r>'-':-r" 
;- r.-i r'Tiinr: vodtts, foT' tvn -•o-i-p::' . ■'i''' r"r"''d ^' 
•:7\" term in '^h. lio r'^rr^od on •'■■■r'onn '":•'■'•) h-i 
i-jo D'lTA (Dairy 'I'-rd ''Tn'ro-i.-ont Assoc^-tt' ^n"" ".n 
-'n for tho Fnr'n bM^.->in. Ur> h':d r''ni.-ly "lo-'-i 
. ilo thon mo'^^f^d to n t'-irn nort'i o'" ''1 nn-l''' ^o, 
"'do of Harripon. Ho tlr^n nnii.o •"nr"i''nr. 



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foi-* T!ob--.rt 'lar'nfactnjpUi^ Co'n)?.ny ar> Sor-'-'co "-n- '/•-■", Ho h-.s 
nstee and Elder for sly yoars at tho Fir-'. Fp- r -y ^ irl an Church 
lie served as president of the Fans Club '"or o?" - yar, 
outdoors, andv'orkln:' on his horao, and he en,io;:s his fa^.^ly. 



X. Pamela Jenn p.ainbridp;e - born Jnne 6, I'^'/O 

Married Carl N'lLSON 

i^vcsidenoe: V;iscons1n Rppids, '''iscorisin 



2. '•.'illiam '^rank Bainbridpe- born D'^co'-nber 1?, 1951 

Occupation: Landscaping 

3. B-rb-ira Lynn Bainbridge - born May l8, 1955 



DAI,:^ I\Vrj^l 3.\TMBRTDGE - born .Tannry ,^,T, 19,V'; ^wjr-iTpor'i , ''llinoi..- 

:'n.rr!'-^d o.-nl-.r- ibor P.h , 1955 ho 
Ett.a Col.'ur'-^. , h. "'nrcli 2r,, 19?r, 
j) Occupa i:. -1 on : /'.Tfi'nr 

is RosT'lence: RoclTfor'!, "''xiirioi.s 

Daj.e entnreo tiie rnarin'^s in l'^5'^, nnH ^.'hn.n in V.ho r^o^'vic'^, ho ••ti:- stn ti.on'"'''! 
jn JTp-'.n. Hln .ictnil vac to .irivo t^in lolonol of the outf'ite aroun^l. 
V/hile in the -rirlncs ho met. Etta Colo'irin, alro a -navino fro'd Easton 
Maryland, They married in Cambridr^o r.-ryl-md. Tlioy tbon cnn^-. b- ci: to 
Rockford, where they rented his grand'notbor ' 3 fani and eventually bought 
the farm. The farm is located on Tate road, north of Rockford, Dale 
enioys his family and the outdoors, 

'Children: 

1. 7_erpy Dale Bainbridge - born Octob'^r 7, 195*^ 

2. S^acy Elizabeth Bainbridge - born February 9, 1959 

3. fou glas Stanley Bainbridge - born "lovember 1, I96I 



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ZldOl-lIii I'^-^"^"^ BATNrsRTDGIi; - born Aurunt 1 m , lo^^V, /.ncl-f o-d , TlUnoi.- 
(Li fhtfoot. ) Marrieri B--.pf-,r,.viV,o!- \o ] o/'n to 

RAY TJGHTFOOT, b. 'I'ly 7, 1^^^, 
Residence: '^ockford, Til I no 1s 



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vjp.til 19?0, '•'hon hh'^y adop'-'vi tVirlr frrt child, ••'viy. T';^.-: !-,h"n had a 
nat.'irr^l daughter, our^y, nino TionMT- 1 at. or. ^''Irn'nla and -•y bo:'.!i '^nnoy 
snnaro danc'n.f:, and square dance rmilnrly. Ray '•rork'''-l Tor B' rb-r 

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tchlldron: 

:. 1 . -ILiT. i'yi^!' I.i<Thtfoot -born or II .28, 1970 

.' 2. ousan Marie Llchtroot -born January 9, 1971 



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GEORGE '.'/. STULTr^' 



Chiridren: 

1. George Stiiitr,* 

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2. Frank F. v:itult.z* 

3. Harry R^gy rond Stult: 



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born J lino 1^, l^^^or; 
dlci Jf-,;-nKiry, V'2'? 
Occurj;:.r,i on: P''irrn<-"~r >■*<■ imrl-rod at 

Barbor Coliran (■] yoarr;) 

born J'llv 10, V^)'/ 

diod 197^ 

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born Sori^oTibor in, 1901 
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I do not have the inf ornvnt i on on vhon ^ho Stult?' faTlly f''r::t carrie 
to /i-mcrica; therefore, I will ca"" 1 this r-^nera ti.cn GET''P:(AT10i; 1 
since it is the first of the frenor-'-tionri up to the pronont r^onerationr 
that I know of. 



KEY 



Blue Paper - 1st Generation 
V/hite Paper - ?nd Generation 
Green Paper - 3rd, ^th and 5th Generations 



Information sources: 
Raymond and Ruth Stult z 
Bernice Balnbridge 
Shirley Carter 



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T-!'-' h'd throe r'nildrcn In '.^■-jn, ri'irl "n--', ;\u1;hj -no Ihror-^. 

Roc^jton, ••rhcrc ihcy m-i.do th^'- ijcrmnru—,' ro-i.-i^n--^. ■.- - -"w ■■-,;-,.i^., ...or 
boiTi thrrc Thn Rnyninnd c-'miI'" fnm'ly •••>:• 1 nrrr; ;_ y^-t ,n''- '^ ' ' 



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dcrr^'H:^-^ on, ti -v ^-'ov^ ne^r.-^r ■■■•n', -,n rpMoi. Raym'md r. '•■'ny:- h'l ^-'orV, ^n^ '^ 

BuM-i yns ^i fuv" "lannor. i^jth ra'';od ch " c'Mnr. , and bad a la'T" .-rfden. They j 

^re bot'n ptaunori rconbl 1 onr,5^ . ::nd i^nymond r-rcai-.ly ndnii rr-d Prf---'dont r.'oo-''°r. | 

'¥h:ile i±x'ir children vlr^ro ' r\ school, t^^y vn-r- vnry nff;'Tr; ;' ■•; -fbo "Old j 

Stone Church" -'n Rockton and nchool ac t ■ •' i t^ or, . P.ayiion 1 '•'•.'■ -; --r^.l--^ o"^ \ 

the""school board (socrotary) ^'or rnany ■-,■ rr. Raymond ••^. s a -..^-h-r -"'^ th^^ j 

Mar-om'c i.odp:o (*or many y':\arr:. and obt-.in'-d hn-'hor^: position ar ■^■^a:- t^-r . He , 

.ioinod thr- "'•lockton -^o'litntoor ''i ro^nen in t>ip snrin?: of hi, and '■• '•"•-■d und-'-r i 

fivo d--' r;"c?ro^^t flro chiefs. Ho 1:: rrtill an aoti've rad'o on' -■".tor for V'r-- j 

firoT.cn. 'l'-'h'--n tho '•/ac^on h'hool bir-n^d in T9'i-3, /lay'Tiond was on '-Miy ,-il] n'pht | 

(Christnas K"o) in below znro woa.th'^r. ri-yTond's hobby war ry,rr:r and ! 

Cribbaf^c. Ho v;a3 on Cribba^^ learruey, and •■.a:- the cha-pion. I 

linth ' nrn'-tt J^t/nlt-^'s mother died when nho war: in her early t^--ir. Ghe h^.<^ ! 
ono'^i-t^r B.--ma, who dird of rh-n-i-tic f^M-er when -he --'ar. ^--^^-^.o^ year- 
old, ^hen J.nvh kept house ^or her father. They we-i^e rarm^'V' ■- r th^ t.":--^^, | 
snd P.utr fed all the r^ired holn, and help'^d h-r father on tt;r. ^-. -n-. ':'h-y^ I 
■were H^'in'- -^ n Ohio-.then, h^r an^' her fatdvL^r moved '.o P^xon, '■■^-^-';- rhe -r.!; j 
■Ravmond. hhe married Raymond, and her father has smico remar^^or!. - 



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s Occupnl, ion: iVvnpMt-r Opfrr^tor 

|- Kesidonco: Rockf oro , Til ^ riol s 

f (T> ioVrt I^rvnn - born July lU, 1-^/', i-'loit ■.M,,.^nr--i 
» (?) Gen- D^ane - V,orn i^nril I'* , 1970, Beloit 'hscon'.m 

2 L^-da r.a.-lene- hnrn Septernbor <^ , 19'^3, Bel oit W^scon?^n 

2- ^ -^^ '•^^- '^ Married Octob-r, 196^ to LavrencR R-^chnrdnon 

born 19^fl 

Rcsidenco: Rockton, Illino-is 



(1) Michelle Lynn-born March 17, 1966 

(2) Lavrrence Michael -born November 5, ivo/ 



Rebecca -born November ^, 19^^,, Beloit, Wisconsin 

married November, 1970 to Steve Fir.zgerala (^"v.. 



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Ociin'il-. i on: Chrj'sT'--'- Co-r,. 
F' n ;-■ i li o p e P : f, o p^ q,"^ TI T 1 p ^' '• r? 

DfLvTi vork'- '" Iv'o ,iob5.,dr!y :_\vA nirht. .'l'.,^ on.-loys spor!-,- of -'ny kind. 
>ho kecpr h'^-'^' house snotloss and is an '-■yccHnnt cook with r-*'^? ns 
ipr ST)oc"i al !"y , 



JhMdrpn: 

L. Jack Wnyno 



(1) lisa 

(2) .lamp: 



-Ir^orn Juno 1.0, T"'V''', "■< "Toi't, ''h* scon n in 
rr^rTied J'ln-"-, l/"''" tr,"' ■ :;;.rol ijord , born Jnn. )/'''? 
Occnpati on: Mock.anif! 
Rfi^ifjonfo : Br.l.vW] '-ro , Tllinols 

-horn !i-iy 1 , 196'' 
-born 1967 



Mlchp.ol. R-iy"iond-born October ■^, 19'"^'- ^■'"''oit, '.'/i scon r. in 

Married 1966 to Pcru'v F-kh'irt, born July :'5 
Ocunati on: Mpc"*-' -■'c 
Residence: Bolvidrro, rilinois 

(1) John -lif '"ord-born Gontemlvcr 1"-',. 1966 

(2) Rohb ':idv;ard-born Novemb^^r 17, 19?0 



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:Lur,n -4.nn 



-born -June 9, 19 '5B 



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"Dora" (r.- tor'son) 



H'^r.'idcncp : I'll wni:'"'" , '■'•' rv'-.r.:"' n 



nr'oypd music, h»^r hoTie and farnPy, S!}.^ moT-od to Mj.l w.-inl-r r nhoi.it 195'.'^ 
aft.pr I'ixn'nr: hi Boloit, V/irsconr.ln tho firnt years of h^r nir iv in'-''. 



h"' l.drcn: 
1, Janis PuK 



born -Tnn ^ ' ,'- '"^ , in' t o ^ Pr. t r. ' t , '■/ i r- c or, :• i n 
KnrrU^l .(unn T/, 1970 l.o 

Born !. e -Tn c 1 c •■: i , b . 1 9' • '"^ 
RcGidonco i 'i.i 1 vA'ji.il'ree , W1 -oonr ' •" 



2. Peter Jobr. 



born J:ily 2^ , T^)'52, Mllv-nbo'-, Vf ' :;.-ons1n 



3F.i<inCE ?;:<.TDFjy.A STULTZ - born AT^r-' ' 1^', 1"^9, Mi] '•"-inkoo, '''Isr: -msln 
( .q-jnb'^irip'e) Married on .Tumarv 29, 19't-9 to 

Bprm'oe on.ioyp'i n]ny1n(^ h-.s-^nal 1 , 'inn croinot- rlnTinr h-^r chi 1 rlhooi'l , >^'he 
jlny.-^d tho l.u m "in the school hanr]., rm'"] '''on f'irr.t plac<= in vnrionr, '^rr:rnh'\ ns. 
3b'-^ en.ioyen rolV^r r.i^at.lnr. •'"■bo v/ar. on !"h'^ Rrri-in anrl '-ravm no'^i'^ty 1n hi p:h 
5Ci"iOol. '■.'hllo in hirh school, i'.ornico '-.''is ono of a piroun ''Jho l.ri'od to rais'^ 
nonoy for th'"- ."'I'-ndent contor. V/hon shn vn^ a .^on"'or, ''anly '"nnH Co-many 
is-''''d li'^r to ooaio and vork for thnni ar, a nor"ianr'nt officf^ i-'ori'o:". oho '•rorVod 
for tho-n th"0'" y-'ars and mnrn'od :>id 1n 3 '"'''■9. '''hoy 1i^-'C in "■ ron.-'- in 
FJfirri.son, ''"'"■no's. Th'^n ■'anif->1n -'ncA born, .Tnnc^ 6, 1^'^''''. "v. "' rol: 1951, 
>lrl ::^t.ar i".'"d f^'i^minfT v7or.t O'" H-i.rr'i non , anri Bill •■'.nr. born ir ' ■ ■' y'l >':■.<:- , Then 
5h':^v '^ov'^d !.o a. farm on liookton A^ronno, ■' n ')'^). T •■'n?- born '''"irr'') '-.fhlle they 
fcho"'' '-.'or'^ li"''a.p; thoro. Sin miilo rnvininr ■'n l^'S^, and t.bo- ; on di';, a house 
on .'.uburn rO'-id. 

i'Jhi 1 o h'~''^ oh" "drop, vrp-'o in r-ohool , '^'^rnir>'-' '-.•ns rooroiary o^ ^ Vio I'.'^.A. of 
El Tivood scho<^"'-, and vras a fb'-'' '"■^'a '--^ i:o t':'^ ''^i 1-i ona"" oon-'-^iit i '^n mi Cn'or-ro. 
She dro"''e be"" children and fri''^nds to iT-iiy c-chool ovenir, ^i-' ■■'■-'"^t'lall , 
ChooT*l e;,' d ■' np" . etc. She ^■r'ir. r.ecrot.a ■""■,'■-'' rc'irnT'er o'^ ^',h<^- Ovnn ''.' i- n 1 r- p Sunday 
School for fo^;!-" years. Sh'-^ w\5 ac•^.■ive in th'^ ■■';.;C'j of O-'fon C-nt-n- Church. 
She was a meno-^r of the V' inaob'tr;o Coi.mty V.o'n"^ '^.nro^u. 'hr- ••'-..s an '.he County 
board, "-"hich i ;3 v.he exten?'' on bet'-'-'-'en tho ";•!-.'■.■•-■ hij--cau 3nd fr-. ^r --^, bureau, 
Tb-n r-h'i- rtari'ed vorkinr "^t "D*'",TZ" nusic store, vdiere rhe ■' - f^^cord and 
mur.:'c denart'-nont manapi'-r . for one and a ho If yeaf's. She t>ien ^'or ■-'-'! at the 
Psiil Bunyan rostai-ant as a vai tress for a '^ouplo of years. '•O"' ;-he is a 
servicG reoresentabi ve at ■feniDOv.'er Scales Po^^'er. She is a r''-^■'f-^l - can, and a 
believer in K'hat Nixon is trying to do. She likes to cook, '""ibroider, and 
crevrel. She on.ioys her family. 

Children: 

1. Pamela Jo'in Bainbricsie - '"^orn .^i-n? 6, 19'3C 

Marrio.i r. vl /PL. Oi^I 
f Tlesidencf' : bMsconsin Papids, ■'sconsin 

2. '•■'illiam FT^ank Bainbrid-^--- born D'^ceriber 1'', 1^51 

Oc cuna t i on : La nd scaping 

3. Barbara J^'iin Bainbridpe - born May l8, 19^^ 



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^^^,.^^^_^^_ E,^p1 Shiiltz - ^orn Movrmbor V"', ''9"^^, Hocl'ton, Tllino^ 

"^Rav""' M'lr'-piod Auru:;!; 26, I^'IjB to 

» Lois, born Mov-''nbr>r 1, lO'-'.n 

* Occupation: Pharmacist 

Ror;-i di^nco : M1lvauk<^e, V'1 r^consln 

^ay >''is thp only boy ^-'ith fivo sisters. He has alv/ays been 
Interested in snorts. In High School hr> was an oxcell ont student 
and vas one of the top three in his pradimtinR class. He attended 
BeloU, Collnpe and p;i'aduated as a Dharmacist from th^' Univ^rsny of 
Wisconsin. He and Lois h^ve five sons and arc very Involveri In the 
school and family affairs. 

Dhildr.-n: 

3.. Kent -born February 22, 19^9 

2. Mark -born March 11, 1^60 

3, Ron -born Feb. l'+, 1961 

L, Dan -born December 9, 1967 

5. V;esley -born April 17, 1972 



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,,^_ ,,,^ c-^r:yT7; . Vnr^n -■■■■:■ 1. l''V'- I'nclcton, -^lUn'--: 

Occnv ■•. ^ -^ "'h: '-l'-^ !'■':' 

"il'T, i 'lonno : ;-:ooi"ton, THinnTn 

(Shorty) vori',- for '.•Mnn-baro '•^rir o.-r-^^ico, ancl ..mri.., 
■" r,b"'-it co'iv '.o th^ home, 

Ch"i Tiron: 

1. Yiin C-irt- r - oorn '\r)V^ \ t , , i- . • 

2. Polly C^r'-'^c- born r.pptembcr '.'h , T^"''^' 

3. 3cot.h Car''^r- torn F'^brnary 21, 19';5 
U Susan Car^^r- born March l5, I960 



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BAINBRIDGEV terry dale; 1956- 



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Grandfather (your father's side ) 

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Date of death /, ,. , ,-, \-,- :? - /<^^ J Place of burial "^ '• ,,/^^ 



Educa tion (numb er of years); 

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'lace of birth j\ oC-k I ^. 
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Education (number of years): 

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Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



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Date of birth 
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Education (number of years") 

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Cw liege 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

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Religion 



Da tes_ 
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vocational 



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Da tes 

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date 



Date of birth 
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Place of birth 



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Education (number of years): 

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college 



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Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



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Date of Hp;.fh n,-. v>nK^rH ..17-/^/^9 Place of burial_ 
Education (number of years) : 



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college 



Occupation (s ) 

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Education (number of years) 



Current Residence T^r^yp pt. /)ld^j//^fd. 
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Occupation (s) 

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4th 



Da tes_ 
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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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2nd 


Dates 


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4th 


Dates 



R^i-ipion i']i^^)r:flj si 

Political party, civil or social clubs, s 



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C-2 S tepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 



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Education (number of years) 
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Occupa tion (s ) 



1st 

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Dates 
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Da tes 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



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vo cat ional 



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Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



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Dates 
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Place of marriage to your grandfather 



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Elsi= Karf^-iarite Bainbridge: Interview and Bible. 

Dale and Etta Bainbrid^e: Interview, 

7/illi3 Leonard Coleman: Written comnunication. He collected and 

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BAI^^BRID^,^ HISTORY 

J"i-I?T BkH'.'^'^J^^-?.: lorn in Rno-lon(i. ^1=.^ ir, ]rr,-ianri abo'it 1822. 

I,!arried:M^r--^aret "p^.-'-^r" j.oi-'-staf f . 

Occupation: Lead l^'iner. 

Residence: "iddleto" in Teesdale, England 

Children: 

Charles 5, EAnrBRIDG^: Pom Nove'^ber 18, 1802; Wid'ile in Teesdale. 

In America, he settled in PairiDlay, V/i~. 
Died Decp"iber 14, 1886 ~ 

William BArT^RIDC-E: :"om Augrust 29, 181^; Newcastle, En°-land, 
In America, he settled in ».Tifflin, 7.'is. 
Died December 26, I896. 

Georpe EAITrBHTDGE: Pom January 6, 1816; Durham County, England. 
In America, he settled in Elizabeth, 111. 
Died Aufcust 18, 1877. 

Marf-aret BAITpRIDC-E: No record of birth or d°ath. " ' 

In America, she settled in Pennsj/'lvania. 

John BAITTBRIDrrE: No record of birth or death. 

In America, she died in California. 

Thomas SAITrpRIDGE: l^o record of birth or death. 

Family records say he settled around }iifflin, Wis. 

Ge?r:re BAI?r=RTDGE is -"y direct ancestor. I will concern myself with 
him ^nd trace dcrnward to the present P'enera.tion, 




3'en Arms & Stokesay. 



Xhe John Bainbridge family lived in northern 
England, in :he town of Middleton-in-Teesdale. 



1st Generation in A-^eric? 



GEORGE PATirBHTDGK: Bom January 6, 1816, Durhan, County, Sn.^land, 
Died Au^st 18, 1877; Elizabeth, 111. 
Married in Enp-land to Elizabeth Robinson. 
She was bom July 28, 1621, in Ensrland and 
died July 21, 1897, in Elizabeth, 111. 
Cccupation: Parmer and Stage Coach Driver. 

George and Elizabeth were married in England. Elizabeth was the ^ 

daughter of Thomas Robinson and Ann Sinks of Yorkshire. Her father 

was an Inn Keener by trade and a Quaker by faith. 

While in England, George earned his living as a miner. They immigrated 

to America with their children(two) arriving June 14,1840. They came 

to Elizabeth from Galena by ox cart and wagon, fording the Apole River 

at what was then known as Georgetown. They settled on 40 acres of 

land near Elizabeth; and when this land came into market, Georee 

purchased it from the United States government. The fort used during 

the Blackhawk War was situated on a hill overlooking a spring on the 

southeast side of his farm. The Apple River Fort was used by the 

early settlers during the battle with the Indians on June 24, 1832. 

About 20 men were inside the crude frontier structure, together with 

a number of women a'^d children. A small group of women worked with 

the men -oliing bullets. The battle lasted 45niinuetes, and one man 

w?3 killei. 7.e was buried on f'^e land that was later George's 

■Dr~-erty. Tr.ere were also were also numerous Indian m.oiJTLds where 

bones and relics were foimd. George tore down the fort and used the 

loffs to build a bam for his st<ick. his youngest daughter coxild re- 

membe-^ finding: bullet holes in some of the logs as a result of the 

Indian attack in 1332. George farmed his land and also operated a 

stage coach ran between Chicago and Galena. He was a devout iiethodist 

and a very determined person in his belief. Ten more children were 

bom to him and his wife after they came to this co'ontry, making a 

total of twelve :hildren. George died suddenly, coming home ill one 



night from Galena. Eeath v/as caused by cholera morbus. He was 61, 

and at least five of the children were still at home. 

Elizabeth 7/as quick to help her neighbors in time of sickness and trouble 

but kept busy at home taking care of her large family. She lost two 

of her daughters in their early twenties within foi^ years after her 

husbands death. She was bed ridden toward the end and was cared for 

by her daughter, Vivtotia, in the old family home. She died of dropsy 

as she approached her 76th birthday. 

Children; John, Nancy, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ruth Amelia, George 7/illiam, 

Kargret, George Sidney, I.'ary, Victoria, Caroline, and Evalena. 

2nd Generation in America 

George Sidney BAINBRIDGE: Bom August 3, 1852;. Elizabeth, 111. 

Died December 1, 1933; Kockford, 111. 
Married on September 26, 1877 to Cora 
Ellen Bo'TOian, she was bom April 23, 1353 
and Died November 20, 1932. 
Occupation: Farming and Milk Route 
Residence; Rockford 111. 

Both George and Cora grew up in Elizabeth and were married there. 
They sang in the Methodist Church choir in 1875 — 1876. and she was the 
l-:' = l"3chooi mare" in the little country school nearby. Their first 
son '''as bom in '^lizabeth. Believing tr:ere were better opport'^onities 
near Rockford where cora's aunt lived, the couple took their 9-^-o^th 
old son and moved their belongings by horses and a wagon to the vil- 
lage of Harlem, north-east of Rockford. They m.ade their home in the 
west end; and with the profits made on the sale of the farm, George 
invested in the Diamond Furniture CJ>T!pany where he worked as foreman. 
Thisvehture did,. net prove to "be the :good"investment he . had-h&ped 
for, and he decided to return to farming. 



fie rented farmland about A blocks from their home, and he had a fine 
herd of about 30 dairy C'-ws. Every morning George and his sons would 
have the herd milked by 6:30 and George would deliver his dairy route. 
His familiar milk v/agon was drawn by a team of f,'organ horses. He 
carried milk in 32-quart cans; and as the customers would come out to 
the wagon for their milk, George would ladle it into their containers 
with a long-handled dipper. He loved horses and took great pride in 
the anim.als he owned. "Flossie" was out of Dan Patch, the famous race 
horse. She was later replaced by "Prince", a black stallion. George 
enjoyed raising and training beautiful horses and gained quite a re- 
putation fcr his ability to "break horses". Later he boagnt his ovm 
20-acre farm nearby where he had a smaller dairy herd and sold the 
milk to a local dairy. This farm had a fine orchard of cherry trees, 
a large strawberr:/ patch, and a nice vegetable garden. Besides his 
horses, he raised hogs and chickens. George, seated behind Uld Flossie 
in his Democrat wag-on was a familiar sight as he delivered strawberries 
and cherries around the neighborhood. He was a tall, stately nam of 
6 feet or -ore, and carried himself erect. He had a rich bass voice, 
and in his "rionger days he sanff v/ith his sisters at entertainments in 
EMzabeth. ^-ie also played a horn in the Elizabeth Band. After the 
movp to r>rlen, he directed the church choir in which Cora sang, both 
being menbers of the Harlem Kethodist Church. The 7vhole family en- 
joyed music, and the children were all gevea piajio lessons. Cora was 
a v-ry energetic, ambitious little woman; a good planner and organizer. 
Although it meant more work for her, she often lept boarders to sup- 
plement her husband'? income. She was an imnaculate housekeeper, good 
cook, and did beautiful needlesor-;, knitting, and crocheting. She 
■nlayed the piano a-d had a nice alto voice. Failing health caused 
George and Cora to move in with their daughter end family on the far-.. 
Cora TDassed quietly in her sleep two months lat r, and George died of 



hardenin.? of the arteries a year later. 

CMldren: 

Frank Alvin BAtnt.rjdqe: I'om J-)ly 9, 1S78 — Died '.pril 7 1951 

Harry Clyde Bainbridge: Bom April 281880 — Died January 2?, I972 

Jeanette Neola Bainbridge: Bom September 27, 1832 — Died March 3, I974 

3rd Generation in Anerica 

FHAM ALYM EAIITBRIDGE: Eom J^ily 9, 1873; Elizabeth, 111. 

Died April 7, I95I: Rockford, 111. 
Carried on February I9, 1903 to 
Martha S'lith, Born March 22, 1882 
Occupation: Farming and Butchering 
Reside-^ce: Rockford, 111. 

Frank wi,s bom in Elizabeth, Illinois; and moved to the Rockford area 

with his T3arents when he was about nine months old. His next ten 

years he spent living on farms in Harlem township, and the family 

moved into Kock*"ord when he was 11. Following gr.Tde school, he attended 

Rockford Business C?lles-e , from ".vhich he p-raduated in 1897. The next 

si:-: years he helped his father jpjn the farm and handle the dairy route. 

Both Frank ard Harry were T)romised a horse on their 21st birthday if 

they reframei from sniokin.-^ and drinking. They botn received this 

reward ^ f their own horse. \Taen Frank and Martha v/ere married, they 

rr.-vei to a f-Tm south of the city v/here he famed f.~r three years, 

Fol.lov.-ins: zr.is, tney moved back to town: and Frank went to work for 

Sch-auss '-'eat Company where he developed his skill at butchering. 

Several years later he returned to farming on a farm at Harrison, 111. 

where the familu lived about four years. Frank then opened his own 

meat m.arket. Eddy and Eainbridge, on V/est State Street; and the family 

moved back into town. After four years, he sold this business and 

became cattle buyer for the slaughter house, Carty-Bever. In 1913 

Frank and ?.:artha bought tneir own farm of 120 acres on I'ate Road, 

v.'here the;/ lived until Frank's death. FranJc would occasionally be 

called on to butcher oy different meat markets in t^-wn, ani was often 



asked by neia:hborin^ farrr.ers to butcher for them. In return for his 
help, he v.-oiild often be p;iven the heart, liver, tone,ue, etc. of the 
animal he v/as v/orking on. L'urin^ the depressir.n years, this was very 
welcome, he served as Cf-^ien To/mship A33essor for 22 years and was a 
Charter Mernber of the Farm Bureau. Ke was actively engaged in farming' 
UT3 until his death, which was very sudden due to a heart attack. 
I.rartha v/as a very capable homemaker and is remembered as a person 
who was always there to lend a helping hand when needed. She was a 
Charter r'ember of the Home Bureau and w^.s an active member in the 
Owen ','ethodist Church. After Frank's death, she sold the farm to her 
grandson, DALE BAI2JBRIDGS,and moved into Rockfori. J.'.artha then moved 
to Highview Nursing Home, in Rockford. I.lartha died at the age of 93 
on j.'ay I4, ''975« She is remembered as a person with a remarkable 
memory and a gireat interest in others. 

Children ; 

Stanley Smith SAIIffiRIDGE: Bom Febuary 24 1904, died Larch 3, 1962. 

Sidney Frank B'ainbridge: Bom Febuary 14,1905* died April 10, 190? 

of Scarlet Fever 

7aul Ashle- Bainbridge: Bom Febuary 21, I9O8 

lucile ~air.:ridge: Bom Febuary 21, 1908. Lucile and Paul are twins. 

Infant son: Born Jan. 29, I9IO; died Febnaary 23, I9IO. 



4th Generation in Americ a 

STANLEY S.'ITH Br.Iir5RlDGE : Bom February 24, I904; Rockford, 111. 

Died Juarch 3, 1962; Rockford 111. 
Karried '.larch 26, 1927 to Elsie I.'.arguarite 
Nicholls, Bom September 2, I907. 
Occupation: Farming 
Residence: Rockford, 111. 

Stan spent his early years in Rockford. Tnen ke w iS I4, ^s moved with 

his parents to a farm nothwest of Rockford in Cewn Township. During 

his : chool years he helped his father v/ith the farming and also v/orked 



for neighboring- farT?.ers. V.'wen he and Elsie were first married, they 
lived in Rockford. He v;as employed by the American Railv/ay Express 
C'-miDany for r.any years. Later he mcved his family to a fam near 
Harrison, 111. They lived there for eight years and then purchased 
a MO — acre farm adjacent to his father's farm. VHiile his children 
were in school, Stan served for a number of years on the school board, 
rie -.vas also a mem.ber of the V'/innebago Coxinty Farm Bureau and served 
as a Director of the Farm hlireau Ser>/ice Company, He was a member 
of the Masonic Lodge of Rockton and a charter member of the Rockton 
Fire Protection District, organized in 1947. He served as their trea- 
surer until his sudden death of a heart attack. Stan had a happy 
personality.. ' ' .1 . 

Elsie attended Cwen Center Grade School, Rockford High School and 
BroATi's Business College. She was employed by Sundstrand Adding 
}.'^ chine until her r.arria^re to Stan, .-.he was involved in school act- 
ivities while her children attended school. She was active in the 
77"CS of Cwen Center ^.'ethodist Church and held many offices in the 
r;c-;e Bureau. Her residence to this day is on the she and Stan 
•cur?has5l in 15.'2. 'O^ the day of 3'''an's death, he was to sign papers 
f ^r 30 acres of land ad.iacent to tneir far-^. Elsie went ahead with the 
■Durchase of the landt today her son DALE EAIIJBRIDGE O'^ms all of 
tne -oroDerty his father had owned. 

Children ; 

Sidney Gene Bainbridge: Bom March 24, 1928; Rnckford, 111. 
DALE ALTUT BA.I:I3RIDGE: Eom January 51, 19^2; Rockford, 111. 
Virginia Yay Bainbridge: Bom Augast 16, 1933; Rockford 111. 



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Bainhridse 

Plaque 

In Fire Hall 




Oar Area News Service 
ROCKTON -Rockton fire- 
mea have dedicated a new 
plaque honoring. £ive deceased 
members of the fire depart- 
ment. 

The plaque, tht Stanley Bain- 
bridge Memorial, has been giv- 
en a permanent place in Fire- 
men's Hall here. 

Bainbridge, for whom the me- 
morial is named, was one of the 
organizers and first trustees' of 
the Rockton Fire Protection 
District 

Four others named on the 
plaque are Richard Slmonds, 
Lawrence McGonigal, Marshall 
Jensen and Lester Roberts. 

Bainbridge's wife, Elsie, two 
sons, Sidney and Dale, and 
daughter Mrs. Ray Lightioot, 
are all Rockford jesidents. 



KICHOLLS HISTORY 



V.TLLIMI NICHOLLS: i.3om November 11, 1870, in Cornwall En-rland. 
Med I'.ay 5, 1^42; Rockford, 111. 
Carried to ?;ay Elisabeth Liddle. 
Her birth date November I4, 1874, and she died 
jTine 11, 1937; Rockford 111. 
Occupation: Farmer 



William came to America at the age of 18, and traveled to the Rock- 
ford area and be^n to farm land on Owen Center Road. At the age of 
20 he took as his wife an area v/oman by the name of May Elizabeth 
Liddle. Her father had been a farmer also so she handled the resp- 
onsibilities of a farmers wife very well. To supply his family 
with the best he also worked for the railroads occasionally. 
William and :.:ay Elizabeth had 5 children, two of their sons died both 
in their early 20s from a sudden sickness. The surviving- dhildren 
commented that because of the seclusion of the country the neighbors 
made their own fun, with dances and area parties. Those days the 
farmers worked tog-ether and shared the happy and the bad times to£;-ether, 
this made the neiflrhborhood a close knit group. 
Children 

Chellis "illiam: Bom February 11, 1897, Died in his early 203. 
Lvle Isabelle: Pom Decem.ber 3< ''899- 

Roy Henry: ?om October 11, I9OO, Died in his early twenties, 
Elsie I.Iari^uarite Eainbrid.^e: Bom September 2, 1907. 
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DrLK ALVIN B-M:ffiHTDGE: ?,orn Janua-r;/ t1 , 19'-^2, Rock ford, 111. 

Karried September 24, 1955i "to 
Etta i.';ar,-'~iJ.arite CoTenan, from ruceville, 
i.iaryland, Eom on l.'arch 26, 1956* 
Oocupation: Farmer. 

As a child, his life consisted of helt)ins: his father on the farm and 
he when to a snail rrade school on Harrison Road. Younfcs Grade School 
7?as a ov.e root", hnildinfi: with 4 — 8 student depending: on weather or not 
a child was needed at home to heln on the farm. Dale's father believed 
that education was important so Dale went to Hononegah High School 
in Rockton 111. He /graduated from there in 1950. T/^o years later 
he decided to go into the Marines and travel. First he was stationed 
in California, then to JaDah'and finiallv to Quantico, Virg-inia where 
he meet Etta ?.^ar.^arite Coleman. Etta, a graduate from Easton His:h 
School( The class of 1954 was the first Hi,";h school to ever ^to to 
12th i?rade as a reauirement for sro.duation in the state of .Maryland). 
In 1954, she .-^oined the Marine Corp. First she had ■basic trainine^ 
at Paris Island, South Carolina, then transfered to Quantico, Virginia. 
At their first m.eetinf^ a spontaneous couple. They were married in 
Grace L'ethoiist Church and theirs was the first weddine: of all her 
-h--ldren Clara ha^ ever pone to. A^er hi.- discharge from the service, 
nn Januar--- 1^, 1'^56 Dale a-d Etta arrived in Rockfo-d, 111. They 
h-d -n arr-.^-ement with his fath-r of 3rds on the ^-round he helped 
his father work. D=le hou-ht 120-acre- on Tate Road from, his Gra.nd- 
-other, L-artha Eainbridi-. Lat-r after his. fathers d-th Dale w<:>nt on 
v,,^,_.,3 ,.,it;n his mother as he worked the ground. January of 196? D-le 
ho-Fht th- 80-acres which Elsie h-d si-ned for on the death of her 
husband. J-nuan^ o^ 1976 Dale e-na^ded eve- -ore with then ownershir. 
o- th- rest o^ the T.-or--ty that had b-°n his f-^ther'-. In December 
1976 another ^ditim to the nro.-rtv was r,r led, ^O-arces rr. Vate Road. 
Beth Dale --A Etta were invov-^ -ith tv. 4-H Gi-is -r^d Bo-- base '.all 



rp^rjpY DAIS ■RAINPRTD^ri^: 'Pottx (^r-tober 7, 19'36. 
gx^^^ Eli7s'b?th ^-inoridse: "Bnm F'^'Hruary 9, ''959 
j)^„^lg,, Stanley 5ainbrld-:^e: Bom IIoveTi'ber 1, ^^G^ 

TE-HY DALE BAINPHID'E: 

I an basicallv not one to concern -yself '-vith such a phort T^ast. 
I a^ 20 years old -nd colle^re is -v career at this tiine of rry life. 
I ar. a me-be- of PAL's which is - -rout) 'vhich deals -^ith youth. 
The area Vnich I with be concentrating on in the future with be 

Social Work. 

I .^aduated from Honone-ah Hi^h School in 1975, on June 6th. During 
school I was in many activities. At 13, I was able to vote and I'l- 
T^roud to admit that I voted in the 1976, election. I am basically 
a Republican but will vote for the best person. Though oux family 
is Methodist I at this time follow no certain religion. 
Vv favorite rememb'-rence is Christmas, mv tjarents made it a most sne- 
ei.l event. I like Poetry and ev-ry ono- in a while write a few lines 
-vself. 1 lnv= to dance and no-, am^ sr^orts activity I en.ioy. 
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JOtC: '^SSLZY CnTET'AN: "Died An -t.s+ 18, 1925. 

"arried: S?.ra THamer: Di^d J?.nuary ^0, I9I6 

CccuDation: Farmer 

Residence: 1^."j^e, Kp.r'/'l'^nd 

Thi?' is all the information I r°^eived about my Great-prandparents. 

So I will concern myself more with the information I -."Ps tciven about 

my Grandfather. 

E'^'VARI) LEE C0LE}'A2^i Son of John Mesley Cole-i^an, Bom April 4, 188?. 
Pied December 27, I949. 
Married: Clara Elizabeth Skipper. 
She was bom October I9, 1894. 
Occuoation: Farming. 

HoTrard a-^d Clar^ were m.arried ?'arch 28, 1912, in Trappe, J.'aryland, 

Clara, was the dauerhter of Leon Alexander SkipTier (Bom May 11, I860, 

died Ausnst S. I922). My Great-prandfather "'as b^m in Ireland. 

From Irela'^.d he traveled to America. He basically drifted from 

r'ltimore to ?"7ceville and finially made a, home in Trappe, Mar^/land 

•."i-h his -^'ir^e. Anne Rebec-^a Vir^-inia Le.vi-^( -irth ^^[ove'^ber 25, 1365, 

a'^T di^d Jan^iary 1, 1^^^). Like the Colema'^s, the Skipoers had a 

■^''' rm in --~ "r"''c^-'"^~r'^"ind, Mov/a.^-ri anrj c''ara had 1 ■^ "hildren ''nd in his 

sear'^h for t''° best o-oTiortuniti^s for his f^mil.'^ the family shifted 

bet^re^n Trane, 5riJiceville, Oxford, and Barber all in ?.'ar:^/'land. 

■pi-nog T^"f.c.>-o hard but -oward kent the family to?'ether 'vith his 

'-.Vaoj.fij] ■'t+itude. Thout^h farrin:~ wa.s his main ar^a of 77ork he 

'>"te'^_ would "oick up ertra work -uch ^s , ni"ht w^-tchm^r in a 

'"s.ctoT'r which b\iilt hatt] e-ships. .Mt^o he worked in a cannin.? 

factor^.' as the boileir-an. "oth Howard and Cla.ra were jv'ethodists 



and \'feT<= =>1pc strict De^^'^cr^ts, ''.l^v^ qico wor'<pd orJd io'h."? to ni'^k 

iin extra raonpy for t-io fanil;". She wnr-Ved for p. oanni''~ factor^/ 

and him-" vail rar'=>r. but with ^~• '"hildren, ■■'other and ?io;i3ewife 

was .iob enough. Ho7?=?.rd died a,t the riPS of 62, the cause v/as a 

heart condition. Clara had a full responsibility but she nastered it 

■■.veil. Her daue-hter Etta ''arsaiarite reflects with the tho-U-o-ht that 

they were not iDoor, bec^-use somehow their mother alw;gys came through 

with the nessesities. Clara must have be^^n a woman of g:reat strength 

for she successfully raised 1^ children and since then has p-one throue:h 

two ooperations. Today she finds life a little easier as she travels 

to visit each of her children during the winter and quietly livec 

in a trailer, in Bruceville, in the s^um-mer. 

Children 

Earl Christ"T)her; bom Iviarch 25, 1912 
Clara Lee; bom :.;a-'- Izl, I9I4 

Howard Lee Jr.: bom Sentember 1, 19181 died November 30, 1953 
Sallie Virs-inia; bom July :1, I916 
Rebecca "av: bom December 29, 1920 

Charles ■^l~'=n: bom February 2^, 1923; died November 30, 1950 
jt.-.o=! Ale--.; bom ''.'arch 21, 19"^" 

Jn:.n "estl---t bom. July 2A, 19-6; died Au-jst ^0, 1967 
Carroll A^istine; bom Decem.ber I9, 19^8 
Willis Leonard; bom Au/rust 31, 1931 
George '/Villiam; bom Januar^/ 21, 193^- 
ETTA r.lARC-lT.RITE EAnrBRIDGE: rom March 26,1956 
Eljier Carter; bom March, 1936, the twin of ETTA. 



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PREFACE 

Th.8 main problem I have had v/lth v/riting this paper 
wa3 tha writings on my parents brothers and aiatars. My 
fathers side of the family v/as the main problem since my 
father refused to discuss in great detail about his 
parents lives, his sisters lives and even his own life. 
He and his sister, Margrette, refused to discuss their 
immediate family. My mothers side of the family was 
more than willing, however, I could not contact Molly 
Green* 



Source a 



Ic Interviews with Richard J. Bardy,Jr. 
Anna V<, Bardy 
Joseph L. Golc,Jr» 
Elisabeth Elder 
Josephine Hornbach 
Margrette Law son 

2. Vital Records 

3e Photographs 

4, Map of Yougoalavia 

5o Declaration of Intent 

6. Family Bible 



Richard Joseph Bardy was born on June 12, 1892 to 
Frank and Margrette Bardy, immigrants from Vissey, Francao- 
Frank was a sculpture whose talents were called upon by 
the church to do statues in churches. Margrette was a 
simple housewife in the town of Gincinati, Ohio, Richard, 
however, didn't choose his fathers interest in sculpturing 
but instead choose the trade of plumbing. Ha moved to Indian- 
apolis, Indiana as a young adult of twenty-one where he lived 
out the remainder of his life, 

Richard met Fedelia Dixon and began courting her in 
tha year of 1914. In the year of 1915- he approached hsr 
mother and father and asked for her hand in marriage»Thay 
v/ara married on November the 22nd , 1915<» Fedelia Dixon 
had been born to Elmer ^ixon and Anna on September 25, 1896. 
She grew up in an uppar middle class family in Indianapolis, 
Indiana. She lived, married, had children and finally died 
in IndianapoliSo When she was nineteen a Richard Bardy began 
courting her and on November 22, 19.5 sha married him in 
Sacred Heart Ghurcho T he very next year thair first child 
arrived. She v.-as born on Septeriber 2, 1916 and given the 
name Mary Francis « A second girl was born on August 22, 1919. 
Sha was christened ^'^argretta «J'eano Their third child was 
thair one and only boy. ^e was born on lia.y 26, 1924 and was 
given tha name Richard Joseph Jr. 'Thair last child was born 
on September 19, 1928 and was givan tha name Virginia Ann. 
In 1955 thay celebrated their 46 th wedding anniversary 
with the reason being she was having failing health and might 
never see thair 50th. Ihey wera right bacausa on August 26th 



In tha year of our Lord 1958 she died In har aleap „ 

Richard, with th6 absence of his wife, grew lass and 
lass intarasted in his bualneaa. Because of thla his health 
soon declined and on December 17 in the year of our Lord 
1963 he died of a stroke and was burrled next to hio wife 
in Calvary Gesiataryo 

Ifery Francis Bardy was born ijn September 19, 19l6o 
She reciaved ten years of foraal education and reciaved 
additional education as a nurses aide. She worked as a nurses 
aide for the rest of her life. On November 22,1937 she 
married Charles G-ates, a plumber by trade o The union produced 
six children^ one girl and five boys. Her first child and 
only girl was Sharon, born in 1940. Sharon is married, a 
housewife and mother of five; three girls and two boyso 
Shelly is fifteen, Donald is twelve, Lisa is ten. Angle is 
eight and Mark is six, 

Mary Gates aeoond child was born in 19'^2 and was 
christened Mike. Mike was married for eleven years and had 
three children, but lost tham to his wife through a divorcoa 

Mary Gates third child, Christopher, was born in 19A-8o 
He is now married to a recant Immigrant from Scotland whose 
nama is Halan^ They have two boys named Craig and Briano 

Hary Gates fourth child was born in 1951. His nama is 
Clifford and he is married and has two children, Jennifer 
who is three and Jeffary who is one. 

The last two boys born to Mary Gates was David in 
1953 and Raymond in 1955. In August in the year of our Lord 
1970 Charles, Mary's husband, passed away of a heart attack. 



Margratta Jean Bardy was born on Auguat 22, 1919o Ghe 
11V93 in Indianapolis, Indiana where she racieved twelve 
years of foraal education and was married on November 22, 
1940 to Charles Lawson whose trade was plumbing. This union 
created three children, two boys and one girl. Their first 
child was born on Febrtiary 28, 19A2. Hq y/aa ^Iven the name 
Steven and is now married and has two childra, Douglas 
thirteen and Laura eleven. The second child of this marriage 
was born on Novenbar 8, 1945 and given the name Jeffery. He 
is now married and has two children, Mike 8 and 3h6lly 6. The 
third and final child of Margrette and Charles Lawson was 
a girl born on March 10, 1950. Christina is not married but 
involved in nursingo 

Richard J. Bardy, Jr., was born on May 26, 1924o He grew 
up with a Gurosity for horses and for his fathers trade „ His 
fathers business being vary prosperous ha owned land in 
Marion and JSnderson County, a cottage, a business building 
and the house in which he lived. Vacations were spent at the 
cottage fishing, swimming, hiHing and hunting, Richard and 
Fedslia also ::ook trips to Florida to get away from the 
business and children. However, the depression of the thirties 
had caused his business to all but fold up. ^e lost every- 
thing but the business building and his house. He wanted 
desperately to buy a horse for his son, but instead of buy- 
ing a horse he arranged for his son to work at a livery 
stable in the County of Brownsbarg. The job was tough with 
long hours but Richard Jr. was a hard worker with a goal In 
mind. Towards the nlddle of the summer in 1938 he had enough 



monay saved to buy a quarter horse and a few of the accesso- 
rlea needed. Vftiat he could not afford he stole and in the 
end ha had pieced togather all the enuipmant needed to par- 
ticipate in the local rodeos, w'hen the summer ended he put 
the horsa up ar the stables in which he had worked and re- 
turned to Indianapolis. He returned to school being a Fresh- 
man, but bacaae tired of school, quit and worked in a tomato 
cannery. *^8 worked at this Job until 1942o \fhen he was 
seventeen he entered the Navy. He finished his basic training 
at Great Lakes Naval Training Station and was transported 
overseas to the comnunl cation ship "Blueridge". On the ship 
he had various assignments ranging Trim communication 
personnel, ack-ack gunner and on to large gun personnels 
His next a::d last assignment in the South Pacific was on a 
rocket boat, similar to a P.T, boat but instead of having 
torpedoes had rockets and a fifty caliber gun as its armament. 
His Job was to pilot the craft through the shallow waters 
of the islands and at the sane time fire the rockets at the 
enemy supply barges. He had gone into war thinking it glorious 
and came back with malaria and a few bad dreams. The malaria 
bothered him for a few years after the war, but tlia dreams 
even now plague his mind. After the war he began v/crking for 
his father as a plumber and lived with his parents^ In the 
y^ar of ig^^S Richard met Anna Victoria Golc, fell in love 
and married her on March 19, 19-^9 in Saint Rocks Church, 

Virginia Ann Bardy was born on September 19, 1928. She 
lived in Indianapolis, Indiana until 1972 whan she moved with 
her husband, Bud Kissenar to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. V/hile 



in Indiana ahe recisved twelve ^/ears of fornal education 
and aarrled on Novcmbar 22, 1950. This aarria^e oroduced -f'our 
children, one slrl and three boys. Gathy, the oldest, was 
born in 1951 and is not marrlsd. Frankie, the oldest boy, 
was born in 1953. Virginia's next two boys, Billy born in 
1955 and Tommy born in 1962 still live at home with their 
mother and father in -^'lorida. 



Joseph Lewis Ciolc was born March 14, 1894, lie was a 
fannsrs son in the village of Polhov Grade, Yougoalaviao Ha 
at the time was under control of the kingdom of Serbs, Groatea, 
and Soveneso In Juna of 1913 at the age of twenty he had 
acquired enough aoney to leave his villa^^e and travel to 
Eranen, Germany where he boarded the vessel "Kaiser Wllhelra" 
and was transported to the port of New York in the state of 
New York, ne went through Ellis Island as thousands of Immi- 
grants had done before him. He was accepted into America by 
the authorities and with his voyage across the Atlantic over 
he traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to live with friends. 
Ha made a Dalcaration of Intent from the Labor Department 
and began his work as a mud packer. Working for thirty-seven 
dollars and week he would pack mud around furnaces to keep 
in the heat when they were firing. With his v/eekly income 
he acquired a hone at 3015 V/est Tenth Street. With Krs, v;illiam 

Saxsic and f^Ietalko an introduction was arranged and 

a courtship began between Joseph Golc and Amelia Metelko, 
Ameilia was born on December 28, 1900 in Raka, Yougoslavia,, 
She was a daughter of a farmer and later inherited the farm 
from her father which she in turn gave, to her older brother 
whan she came to America, She and another brother went to 
Trieste, Italy where they boarded the ship UoSoSo President 
Grant, This happened in the year of 1918, She and her brother 
landed in Maw York where they went through Ellis Island, and 
than on to Indianapolis, Indiana to live with friends. In 1920 
she mat Joseph Golc and on June 12 of that year they were 
Joined togathar in Holy Matrimony. The marriage produced 
five children, four girls and one boy. 



ThG first child was born on March 28, 1922 and christen- 
ed Aaeilia Maria. Their second (^Irl, Josephine Louise, was 
born on June 30, 1923. Their third child and the only boy 
was born on Aue^ust 20, 1925 and was given his fathers name, 
Joseph Lewis. The third girl, Elisabeth, was born on Septem- 
ber 25, 1927. The last child of this union was born on May 
22, 1930 and was given the naraa Anna VlGtoria„ 

With Joseph's income being thirty-seven dollars weekly, 
Araallia and the children working in the garden and raising 
cows, the financial status of the family was middle class. 
But the family had their nroblems as Joseph was a heavy 
drinker and had the brewery truck stop at the house to deliver 
at regular Intarvals, He for some unexplained reason was 
considerably hard on the girls but at the same time was vary 
lenient with hie only son. The final act of the marrlaga came 
in 1931 whan he became very violent, started beating the girls 
and finally lost control of his mlndo He was taken from his 
home in chains and was put in Central State Mental Institution 
until 19'^6 when he was released. After his release he worked 
in a bowling alley doing general maintenance until 1957 when 
he was returned to Central State Institution. He remained thara 
until his death, due to a stroke, on July 16 in the year of 
our Lord 1971. 

Amellla with her husbands absence had to raise tha family 
with little or no help. She got a divorca from her husband a 
year after his first admittance into the mental institution* 
She grew harder on the children while trying to keep them and 
the house. In 1935 a vary rich couple waro planning a return 



f 

trip to Yugoslavia. They had grown very fond of Kllsabeth 
and Anna and wanted to adopt them and take then with them, 
but Mrs. Golc would not accept their offer. In 193? Aaailla 
got her citizenship with her daughter Anna serving as her 
witness. Cn February 18 in the year of our Lord 19-^5 the 
job of raisln=i a family had grown too much and she passed 
away am: was burried at Saint Josephs Cemetery next to her 
^ husband. 

Amsilia Maria Golc, called Molly, was born on February 
28, 1922 with the help of a mid-wifa, Mrs. Stevens. She 
recieved ten years of education and then was married in early 
1946 to an iiirfcrce Major. Her husband forced her brothers 
and sisters to leave the house of their late mothers. After 
this split in the family, Molly and her husband, Robert Green, 
sold the house, gave the money to the children and moved to 
Westfield, Massachusetts. Onoe there they had six children, 
Robert took the position of a professor at a college. 

Josephine Louise Golc was born on June 30, 1923 > She 
recieved ten years of formal education and then at the age 
of 23 in the year of 1945 she married Charles Hornbach, She 
lived in Indianapolis, Indiana vilzh her husband until 195'5. 
During this time she had six children, four boys and two 
girls, Charles J. was born on June 16, 1946 and now works 
for the state of IJew York as a computer programmer. Janice 
was born on April 10,1948 and she now works for the state 
of New York In Urban planning. John was born on December 28, 
1949 and ha Is now a teacher on Cutty Hunk Island off the 
coast of Massachusetts. He has six students and to get to the 
mainland he must take a ferry. Thair fourth child, Thomas, 
was born on May 22, 1951 and ic now living in Brazil. Carl 



was born on October 4, 1953. His slater Nary Theresa was born 
on May 13, 1955 and died July 26 In the year of our Lord 1955 
due to crib death. The fanily then moved to Bchenectady, New 
Yorko Once there four more children were born. Mary Louisa 
on November 6, 1957. She is currenctly in her Sophomore year 
at college o Paul uerald was born on March 19, 1959. Ellen 
Ann was born November 1, I960 and their last child Michael 
James was born August 1, 1964 „ 

Joseph Lewis G-olc, Jr., was born on August 20, 1925. 
His earliest recollection of his father was when he went to 
school for the first time. He pleaded with his father not to 
make hia go, but his father was strict about education for 
the children. If Joseph were not in school his jobs around 
the house Included all heavy labor, going to the railroad 
tracks to collect any coal that fell from the cars and any 
loose railroad ties that could be used for the V:ltchen stove. 
His Jobs away from the home included digging ditches by hand. 
and picking beans for a penny a pound. His little passtima 
was spent listening to the >Jllette radio fights and playing 
a Slovenian game called Relieva, much like freeze tag. In 
1942 he triec to enlist in the ar^y but because of an earlier 
injury to the eye he was turned down. He later tried and was 
accepted into the Sea Bees. Ho spent his enlistment in the 
South Pacific where he met his sisters husband, Robert (Irean. 

After the war he returned, met and married Doris , 

in 1946, Their first child was christened Joseph Lewis III 
and was born March 28, 194?. He grew to be drafted into the 
army in November 1968, was married on May 26, 1969 and died 



in battle \n Septeaber of that saae year. Ke had baen 
married to his wife, Brenda, less than four months. Joseph 
and Doris's second child, Paula, wan born on July 13, 1949. 
Paula continued her education to become a dental hygienist, 
and married in August 1971 to '.vayne Ilott who later became a 
dentist. He Joined the Air Force and is now a Cantain. They 
had three children. The first was lost at birth, the second 
was born in 197^ and named Brian. Christina was born just 
six months ago. The third and fourth children of Joseph 
and Doris Golc were twins named Jeanna and Jeffary. They were 
born on July 16, 1955. ^aanna was married Decembar 18, 1971 
and she and her husband, Virgil V/right, had three children. 
The first two died at birth. The third. Rusty, \#aa born in 
1976. Jeffery is now working on his Masters Degree at Indiana 
iJ'nivsrslty in Business Administration. 

Elisabeth Golc was born on November 25, 1927. Her earliest 
recollection of her family life was when she played with her 
sister, Anna, who was in the crib. Her basic job around the 
house when she was young was to keep her little sister comp- 
any while the rest of the family were at work, Elisabeth was 
the only member of the family to graduate from high schoolo 
On September 1, 1951 she married Jack Elder at Saint Rooks 
church. They had six children, four girls and two boyso" 
Their first born was a jirl on June 11, 1952 christened 
Barbara who later married David Alldener on July 29, 1972, 
'i'his marriage produced one child, Michael, born on September 
25,19760 Jack and Elsie, as Elisbebh was often called, had 
their second child, a girl born on March 9, 195-^ ^nd named 



Ann. Shs currsntly has a Bachlor of Arts Degree In Buslnasa 
MarV:etins. The third child of this union was the first of 
two boys named John and born on July 16, 1956, He grew to 
be a very large man standing six foot six Inches tall and 
weighing two hundred thirty pounds. Hg plays football for a 
large University in Indiana and is currently working on his 
social degree at Ball State University. Elsie's next child 
was a girl born on January 19, 1958 named Nancy. She is 
currently working at Riley Hospital in tharapy and is en- 
rolled in I.V. Technical Medical School. The next two child- 
ren of Jack and Elsie Elder were both girls; Beth born on 
August 30, 1959 and Sara born Bebruary 2, 1962. Their last 
child was a boy born November 8, 1968 and given the name 
Christopher. 

Anna Victoria Golc was born May 22, 1930 at her hone as 
were her other brothers and sisters and delivered by a mid- 
wife, Mrs. Stevens, The last of four girls and the last of the 
family of five she had to be looked after by her older sisters. 
Her constant conpanion and playmate was her older sister Elisa- 
beth. They being close in age would play togathar In the park 
across the street and years later v/ould go to the clnama to- 
gather. Tnsir main jobs around the housa were to keep each 
other occupied and to transfer the family cows to different 
vacant lots for feeding. In early childhood Anna was taken 
ill with rheumatic fever which in later life caused heart 
problems. Evan with her poor health she helped with such 
chores as harva sting and storing the hay. She had eleven years 
of formal education but in the absence of her father and the 



death of her mother whan she was fifteen she quit Bchool In 
order to get a J ob to support herself. She lived In her 
deceased mothers house until 19''+6 when she and her sister 
Elsie noved to V/est Drive, a very small distance from her 
original birthplace. She lived v/ith her sister at this resid- 
ence until 19^8 when she met Richard Joseph Bardy, Jr., fell 
in love and was married to hln on March 19, 19''i9, The marriage 
produced five children, three boys and two glr^a. Their first 
child v/as a girl born September 29, 1949. The next child was 
a boy christened Richard Joseph III born on March 30, 1951. 
Their next child was a boy also, Patrick Michael born on July 
18, 1955. Oarol Sue was their last t-ir-l born on May 15, 1956, 
Their last child born on October 10, 1957 was christened 
Dennis Jamas. 



Richard J. dardy Jr. and Anna Victoria Jolc were 
married on March 19, 19^9. Vic'.cle's friends had told her 
to stay away froa him although he had come fron a much 
richer family becauaa thay said he wan too old for her and 
that they just didn't like him. However, they ware married 
and lived with his parents. VHiile there they had their first 
child. He worlced as a plumber for his father and she tended 
the household duties, Thay remained there until 1950. They 
then took up residence on '-'teward Street where they lived 
until 1951. This house proved too small for their growing 
family. They moved to a large apartmant on Thirtieth Street 
and while living tliere Richard J. T3 was born on March 30, 
1951. They remained there for four more years. V/hile living 
there Richard Jr. began working for himself and continued 
until 19'^6, when he dropped his Masters in plumbing and took 
up his Journeyman. In 1955 the young couple began building 
their own home on Eighteenth Street which was completed and 
moved into for their third child to be born in. Patrick M, 
was born on June 18, 1955. I^o more children v/are born in 
this house; Carol S. on May 15, 1956 and Dennis J. on October 
10, 1957. Also Richard Jr. business in plumbing had grown 
to include two employees and four Apprentice, it was in this 
house that Vickie's problems developed. She seamed to be in 
and out of the hospital frequently. The main problem was a 
weakened heart v/hich developed complications. Her problems 
continued at tnair new home on Edgewood Avenue which had been 
bought in 1966, It was at this time that she developed cancer 



and was adautted Into tha hospital for three months where 
she recleved treatnents and finally surgery. After her stay 
in the hospital she returned home for two years. Then returned 
to the hospital to have open heart surgery. This required 
a shorter stay in the hospital but was a high^a^ danger- 
ous and oompicated operation. She wac operated on and re- 
covered, oha and her husband now are in the midst, of remodel- 
ins their hoae and working in the family garden. 

Ann Bardy was born on September 29, 19A9. She was a two 
month premature baby and had to remain in the hospital for 
two months until she was deemed healthy enough to bring home. 
Her father had never ^Iven her a middle name baoauae he felt 
since she was so small she should have a small name. Evan 
today she is a very petite lady standing five foot tall and 
weighing around ninety pounds .She was the only child to live 
in the four different residences that the family had moved to. 
Since she was the first of the children education and religion 
were stressed. She finished twelve years of fcmal education 
with a high grade average and is still Involved in the Catholic 
church. She is the oldest and had to take on some of the chores 
around tne house c Hsr main jobs were to take care of the young- 
est children, wash diahes and dusting and occassionally sweep- 
ing the house. As she grew older hsr mother was in the hospital 
and her jobs increased to taking care of the entire household. 
Because cf this when she graduated she had little or no 
experience for a full or part time position. Luckily she had 
taken secretarial training in hi.gh school so she got a job 
as a secretary in a life insuranco company. In 1968 she met 



a college student named Michael Hurley. He at the time v?as 
goins to Purdue Oalverslty to get his degree In engineering. 
He was almoGt two years her senior being born on December 13, 
19-^7. -^hey were married in a small church in Morreaville on 
March 29, 1969o The new husband and wife took up residence 
in an old house recently converted into apartments. 'Hiey lived 
in this apartment for three years and then in 1972 moved to 
Michi,~an where her husband had his first angineering Job, In 
May two years later they moved to Rlckton Park, Illinoi.s 
where Mike had gotten another Job for a different firm, \7hlle 
in this apartment an addition to the family caraa, Joanna was 
born on January 9, 1975. The family then moved a^ain in 
•January of 1977 to a house of their own in Frankfort, Illinois 
and still live in this house today. She is a housewife and 
mother and he an engineer. 

Richard Joseph Eardy III v/as born on March 30» 1951. He 
v/as a healthy infant taken from the hospital only days after 
his birth. He was born v/ith blonde hair which later turned 
coal black. As v/as his nature continually into mlschisf with 
of against hie older lister. As he grew older he played in 
sport3 as most kids did, but had a natural ability as a football 
playero His f re nhman year at high school a swimming accident 
pinched a nerve in his neck and stopped his life of athletics 
all togather. It was feared that he would be paralyzed from 
the neck down but he recovered with no ill side effects. Ha 
finished his formal education of twelve years almost by force. 
Ha was never intsrastad in academics befora, only enough to 
get by. His teachers had informed him that unless be brought 



his grade average up they would fall hin in his ssnior year. 
He had been doirit^ poorly in almost every class and at the end 
of his senior year iie graduated wltl-i a high "B" average proving 
to his teachers arid himself that he only needed the desire. 
After his graduation he met Laura Sayfried in early 1969. She 
the youngest of four girls born on December 12, 1952. In 1970 
on October 3o they were married at Saint Marks Church, he at 
nineteen and she at eighteen. Their first residence togather 
was in a small low rent apartment on Betsy Lane, This was all 
they could afford since he was an apprentice plumber and she 
was a sales girl for Sears, They lived in this apartment until 
1972 wrien she was promoted to assistant manager. Because 
of this pronotion and financial increase they moved to a larger 
apartment in G-reenfield, Indiana. V/hila living in Greenfield 
on June 11, 1975 they were blessed with a boy given the name 
of Brian xRichard. They lived in this apartment until 1976 
when they bought a small house in Indianapolis and still live 
there today. 

Patrick Michael Bardy was born on June 18, 1955. Almost 
as soon as he could walk he became the Inseparable friend of 
hia older brother as thsy still are today. He had triad to 
follow his older brother's example in sports but he too was 
injured and had to drop football as a sport. Ha had to drop 
football but notathaletics entirely. He began to run cross- 
country and track and was soon considered one of the best in 
this sport, 'i/hsn he entered high school he lost his Interest 
in sports and became interested in academics, pulling "A' a" 
and "B's" all four years. After high school he took up 



pluT/oin^ as a trade as his older brother, father, uncle and 
grandfather had done. Ke works in an office as an eatlnater 
for Ghaabauj^h Plumbing v/hile his father, v/orking for the 
same firm, works as a supervisor in the field. He worked 
for three years while also i:,oln^ to school for his journey- 
man in pluabing. He lived at home until he was twenty-one 
when he married Julie Looney. 3he was the oldest of eight 
children and two years his junior bein^ born on September 
21, 1956. They were married on May 21, I976 and s'jent their 
honeymoon si^ht-eeeing for two weeks. He had purchased a 
house before their marriage so they could return from their 
honeymoon and move right in. They still live there today. 
She is a secretary for the Prosecuting Attorneys Office 
and he a plumber. The couple are expecting a baby in September 
of this year 1977. 

Carol Sue Bardy was born on May 15, 1956. She was a 
very sickly baby but grew to be a healthy child and the 
most beautiful of all the children. Also she grew to have 
a great compassion for animals taking care of all the animals 
in our L-uburban home. In her early school years it was found 
she was retarde-l but in my estimation she may not have the 
acadanlc skills but her skill with animals is unsurpassed. 
No matter what the animal she seemed to know how to take care 
of them. She was taking care of chickens, ducks, roosters, 
rabbits, cats but her main love is dogs. It doesn't matter 
the breed, size or color she loves all types and maybe be- 
cause of her affection they return their affection. Today 
and everyday she takes care of her current pets, two pedigree 
beagles and one mutt. To her they are almost human. Ko matter 



what trie weather or her health, every nie';ht she feeds and 
waters her pets naking Ljure tliey are conrortable for the 
nlghto One thing is agreed upon In the family, she is 
their owner and aaster and no one dares speak har^^hly to 
her when her dogs are present for if her dogs were to 
sense an attack on their na.'jter the attacker would soon 
bscoao the prey of the dogs. V('q all agree that the dogs 
learned a lot of show tricks but also agreed they are 
spoiled by her. One dog will not eat unless it ia hand 
fed and that ta'.ces up to an hour to do. She Is contat to 
stand for that time with her dogs_, pets and friends. 

My only hope for her is that she continues to have 
that fond affection for aniaals and I also hope that nan 
although with his higher I.Q,. sees that she is the one 
true Utopia, 

I was born on October 19, 1957, the biggest and health- 
iest baby of the family. I had coal black hair at birth 
but as I grew older it became blond. Just the opposite of 
my brother Richardso My -aost vivid iuage as a child v/as how 
ay brot;".-3r3, Pat and Fuck, v.'ould scheme with me but mostly 
e.gaia£t me. This has G:'.anged with time but tlisre is still 
a slight barrier between us. I never had my brothers set 
above me as examples but was able to set my cv/n liberal 
standards. In school I v/as never interested in adademica 
but 03 came interested in snorts. I have played every major 
sport nossibla including baseball, basketball, cross-country 
and track. My main love is wrestling and football, football 
in ^articular. Football to me was f^xpressad as bair^ the only 



sport for a person to release any feriliUii from agridsaion 
to hate.Gne thlOi-^ I would stress to any high school athelete 
v/ould be to protect youi' kneea at all cost. I didn't and 
today I am plagued with crutches In the winter and arthritis 
all year round. I also have the sa-ne interests in hunting 
as ay father has, I bglievs that hunting sports, and now 
me away at college has caused ray father and I to become 
very close « He is not just a father to me but a companion. 
and a dear friend. My mother was and even now as alviays 
ccTiplaining about ray participation in sports and my liberal 
views on such things as the government, the law, marriage 
and religion. In the fuoure I have two interests: my main 
one is to become a biology teacher and my second interest 
is in politics. Although slightly different thay both 
interest and intrigue me. Presently I am vary interested 
in my academics since I enjoy the challangea of ny collegQ 
classes. 



PICTURED 
Page 1 Picture 1 

Richard and Fodelia Eardy on their forty-fi^th wedding 
anniversary with their children. ^ 

left to right: Virsinla, Richard Jr., Margrette and Mary 

Page 2 Picture 2 

The entire family at Richard and Fedella Bardy's forty- 
fifth wadding anniversary. Left to ritjht: 
Front row ; Clifford Gates, Chris Gates, Jeffery Lawson 

Second row : Ann Bardy, Patrick Bardy, Richard Bardy III 
Frank.ie Kisaenar, Sharon ^ates, David Gates, Cathy Kissenar, 
Christina Lawson 

Third row : Mrs. Vickie Bardy, Mrs. Vriglnia Kissener, 
Richard Bardy 3r. , Mrs. Fedella Bardy, Mrs. Mary Gates, 
Mrs. Margrette Lawson 

Fourth row ; Richard Bardy, Jr., Bud Kissenar, Mike Gates, 
Steven Lawson, Charles Gates, Charles Lawson 

Page 3 

Richard Bardy Jr. 's First Gonmunion Scroll 

Paga 4 Picture 3 

PLlchard -^ardy Jr., in foreground on his horse "Toy" in 
the Brcwnsberg Rodeo 

Paga 5 

Description of U„So5, "Bluioridge ", the ship Richard Bardy 
jr. was stationed ono 

Paga 5 Picture 4 

Richard Bardv Jr. on leave in military dress blues 

Page 6 Map 

The yellow marked house and barn was Joseph and Amelia 
Gates first and only house » Notice tha garden behind tha 
house also in yellow. Any vacant lot in tha neighborhood 
was used as a pasture for tha cows. 



Page 7 



The Declaration of Intent belonged to Joseph Golc Sr, 
obtained in 1924 



Page 8 Picture 5 

Joseph Lewis Qolc and Amelia Metalko'a wadding picture 
Page 8 Picture 6 

Amelia Metelko on her Viedding day 

Page 9 Picture 7 

The Golc family in 1926. Anelia and Joseph and the children, 
left to right; -^elia Maria (Molly), Joseph Jr., Josephine 

Page 10 Picture 8 

Amelia with her children in 1934. Left to right: 
Josephine, -t-'lisbeth, Joseph Jr., Anna, Molly 

Page 11 Picture 9 

Molly and her husband Major Robert Green, an Air Force 
pilot in the year of their marriage 1946 

Page 12 

A letter Molly wrote to Anna in 1977 in regards to her 
trip to Yugoslavia 

Page 12 Picture 10 

Major Robert Green and his wife Molly in 1946 

Page 13 Picture 11 

Joseph Golc Jr. in 1932 the year of his communion. Notice 
the •nickers 

Page 13 Picture 12 

Joseph Golc Jr. His military picture in 1943 

Page 13 Picture 15 

Robert Green and Joseph Golc Jr. met by chance on a South 
Pacific Island in 1944 

Page 14 

Anna Victoria Golc's birth certificate 

Page 15 Picture 14 

Anna Victoria Golc at five years of age in har backyard 
with her pet calf. 



Page 15 Plcturs 15 

Anna Victoria Golc at six years of age with her Shirley 
Temple doll. 

Page 15 Picture 1? 

Anna Vici,oria Golc in 19'^'^*- wearing her brothers ailltary 
issued blouse 

Page 15 Picture 18 

Anna Victoria Golc in 19-^8 just one year before her marriage 

Page 16 and 17 

Richard J. Bardy Jro and Anna Victoria Golc marriage 

certificate 

Page 18 Picture 19 

Mr. & lira. Richard J. Bardy Jr. with the children. Left 
to right: Richard III, Ann, Patrick in 1955 

Page 19 and 20 

Dennis J. Bardy ' s birth certificate 
Page 21 Picture 20 

Dennis J. Bardy at five hours old 

Page 22 Picture 21 

Dennis J. Bardy at 18 in 1976. This is his high school 
senior picture. 



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S, - -..-. Joseph Soli , „^ 

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occupation ..... ^ ^ ^ , , , 

V"";;^ — - do declare on oath that my personal 

description is: Color -^..^1^ complexion.._.l-l^............. height^... feet».. inehes, 

weight ......e.^....._. pounds, color of hair ^.^-.^.^ , color of eyes ^^own 

other visible distinctive marks .._...^.°.^® ^ 

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I emigrated to the United States of America frdm .B.renen ... Gerinany... 

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foreign residence was I?^"* 4r'4•ffir^fdgTSiaTia, "'"""'"'''*■'''•" ' 



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It is my bona fide intention to renounce fojev^r'airallegiance^and "fidelity to "any 'ford^^ 
prince potentate, state, or sovereignty, and pa 
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INDIANA, TO-WIT: HANCOCK COUNTY, ss: 

THIS CERTIFIES^/ia/ I joined in maxriage, as husband and wife. 



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EASE USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 

|r Contributor to the Hock Valley College FamHy History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
jerican families, we ore asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only <i 
Wminiues, and will be easily made over Into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

SURVEY ***)V)VAyk*)VAA**y.ft-.'tAftV:A*ft;":.V:VA: :>; 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

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I. Your name h^^r/>i4i^l /J/V^^^t^UJ /?aI/1<?^. 



Dntc f>f form ^^ j/ ,^ y/ ^ j/iit/ ''' ^'^ ^ ^ 

2. Y')ijr college: Kock Val ley College (10 H ) 

IToHford, Illinois 

\ * * * * * i\ y.- 1\ A >V A j\ A A .'(i A >\ A A A A A ■>: A A A A 

3. Check the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper. 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 )C 1 800-1 850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



Please check al 1 regions of the United States In which members of your family whom you 
have discussed In your paper have lived. 

New England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) jr M iddle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna. , N.J., Va.) 
South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., TTcT) X E ast South Central (La. ,HJ55. , Ala. ,Tenn , 



^ "'^^est South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OWX ' V East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind, 

^Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 111- Wis.) 

'flalns (ND,SD,Neb.,Kan7rrowa, m) 

5. Please check all occupational categories In which members of your family whom you have 
discussed In this paper have found themselves. 

)( Farming Mining >^ Shopkeeplng or small business 

■^ T ransportation Big Business Manufacturing 

j^ P rofessions >^ Industrial labor Other 

6. Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discusst 
In this paper have belonged. 

Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian Methodist 

Baptist Episcopal Ian C ongregational Lutheran 

Quaker Mornxsn 'O ther Protestant ^Other 



7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

^Jews y C entral Europeans I tal lans y S lavs 

Irish British ^ N ative Americans over several generations 



East Asian Other 

8. What sources did you use In compiling your family history? 

y Interviews with other ^Family Bibles X Faml ly Genealogies 

fami ly members 

y Vi tal Records ^Land Records ^The U.S. Census 

j^ ^Photographs , Haps X O ther 



FAMI LY DATA 
A. Grandfather (your father's side) 
Name 



f"^ CAnj/i&/{,Af, m^^^jy /^/g.<rr current Residence JA^ 

f dead, data of death ^ Au&U<^j^ /9t/ e^ ^ 



Place of bl rth (^^s<^ /Qj^/A/<;r U/>^C Data of Blrth_^^^^^^/^^^ //-/^ 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 3. high school vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE Or RESIDENCE 

^ (after leaving horre) /(f-?7 

lst^^vl/^^^><^ S/^/2r Date»/>f7-/^^^ 1st /^^^^y^ . ^/^ /:> JatesTf^j, 

3r d5^/^g/VW/u//C2?g»^s) Dates /^^^-/^JZX^ - 3rd/^/»u^/»/p^^//Z/<°. ^^QPateg/^g-^jp 
^th $7^,yp^ H/^/yA^(9^/? Dates /fj?i:>~ ^^ ^^^m^pnC^t J^^ • gf^ter/^^t^r^ 
Religion /6i/W/4Ay<<^7^^>^/-r 
Political parties, civil or social clubs, f ratarnltles, etc. ( juhrAAJ rfol^^ , 

Place orHarrlage tp^/our grandmotha r^^^^^^^^^r^^^y^ ^^^^/^ ^ ^'^yj/X^^f/^J 

NOTE: If your father was raisad (to age 13) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A*l) 

J, Grandmother (your father's sida) 

^^"« /l^ipM^, C/f^A/^ , currant Residence //^ ■ 

I f dead, data of daat h VC^,^//^/V>b<fyg /^ V<y^ . 

Place of birth n/LJbou/^AJ ^A/;» ^/^tl^X^/> ^te of birth 74 innp i«7S 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 5^ high school vocatlonal_ college 

Occupatlon(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

/^ /C^97~/9w/ n (after leaving home) a^7 

2n d/^/^aj7/7<^ ^Btz^H7'/9'/C 2nd ><W<^ ^.^^/JTC Dates/^jU-Jtr 

^th Oata3_ ^t'r\ f^eepn^JJU- D ates /^^V^ 

Religion /^/4ycJ ^7^ ^? //r. i 



■ /<^/^ 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororltfas, etc 

Kjace Of marriage to your grandf.thar^^^^y^, ,.^^^^^^^^^aV.^ /^ jVUeT^^TT 
**• tfial°aatPS?!*fh^^ge£l'a?^t^^?? 33|J^A-^)f' ^^P'^'^®'' ^^ 3"°^^^'' '"elatlve give 



A- I SlepyranJfalher (your father's side) 



N . inir 

I f fli-.nd, d.i(e of deatK 



Current Residence 



Pl.Tcc of bl rlh 



Ediic.ition (number of years) 
grade school high 5Ch00l_ 

Occupat Ion (s) 

Is I 

2nd 

)rd 

itth 



Data of Blrth_ 
vocational 



col lege 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


^th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home] 
Daces 



j)ates 

_Dates 

Dates 



Re 1 i q i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc._ 
Place of marriage to your grandmothar 



date^ 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your fathar's side) 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Currant Resldence_ 
Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(5) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 



_Oates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



1st_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Date: 



Dates 



Dates 



Re I i 9 i on 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



3. 

Grondfather (your mother's side) 

Name AhJJlOAJ /joIcl/(/ . ^Current Residence ^//^ . 

I f dead, date of death ^<-^-y^^>yA ^/S. /f ^^ 

Place of b\ri^//^UJJ^UA/fe, UJ igehaJJ<,/jLJ^^t^ of birth ^^ J^^U /fW, 

Education (numoer or years; : -J 

grade school j^. high school Q, . vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ y^KiO t (after leaving home) ^ 

^»t \X^nO^ CX.-etl}A Dates /g4<^^^i^ St ^^oU^ oOo€ ^ J U/^^g.. Dates/ffi^g^jjll^ 

2nd itK)^e.f^finjU ^boaei^ D ates T^OO^Mt02 nd OA^Oi'p4. Hf dU Oates j^iQJllt 

3rd ^ft£.MA<o>\^€C><-/?gf»MKi^ D ates /Q/b-HfS3 rd /^^ iOrvoJ luef. CJ/$C. D ates /<?/t-H?S^ 

^th -f<Ut^,,^.A^t/. Dates /qt^'-a':^ ^ th 



Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. /w? k)ij\\Ur C^AJ? . 



that data on the back of this page (C-1) 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 



f^ M' 



NamerAAV^u (ujftU;2AJ//^K ) Current Residence, 

I f deacj. dati of <itath jtr<:i>p¥^Hfk ^i>/9if^ ' 

Place of bi rth /ffr n • 1 rtV_m fjL>i *gg<'fA'g iCU D ate of birth /SJt^Kfe.f^S^ - 

Education (number of years) 
grade school /^ high school vocational college 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

- /^ .Ji ,j ^ .^ // (after leaving home) if^tHf^t§l 

1st 4¥0U^Xr,ij,h^<i.rJM^J? ^ BX^^i /^jJ'M^i ^it MeiOAU^A/an ^/S€L. D ates j^gl^iier 

2nd ^Datas 2n d/^jy<f/^.y^ c/ . Date s/Z/^y^// - 

3rd ^Dates 3rd U^U^AU^^f. UJa C^ . O ates /^/^/U/^ 



i 9 1 0" /(ffA//U^ OfU^^^^ ■, . . . 

Itical party, civil or social clubs, 



Pol 1 1 i ca I pa r ty , cTvl 1 or so c I a 1 clubs, sororities, etc. /V/V9 . 



F^lace of marriage to your grandfathe r d ate 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r*»i»fi"» ^tc *z- •-) 
3,:vc t^.o; Jet-e un me oacK or this page (D'2) 



C-l S t epgrandf .^ther (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f (lead, .lalo of death 



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Ist 


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eaving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


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Dates 


3rd 










Dates 


Dates 


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Dates 



''c I i g i on 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

D-? St cpcir-indmothtT (your mother's side) 

N.ime Current Residence 



I f (lc,)(l, 'laf of death 



fl.icr .ff birih Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school In yh school 

Occupot i on (s ) 

I'.t 

2nd 

3rd 





vocat 


onal 


col lege 




Dates 




1st 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 


Dates 


Dates 




2nd 




Dates 


Dates 


3rd 




Dates 



f^e I i fj i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHUtOKLW of A & B ^or A- 1 or B- ! ) - your fathar's name should appear below 



sr of years of school Hi g p Occupatr6rt IQ. 



I , Name 
Plac«r 

Number of years of schooling Q 
Residence Q ' Marital Statut n 






2. Name 

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Number of yea rT oQchool In g /^i/j2< " OccuiltlM^&Js^'/^ j^^AAjiat'^ 



3. ' 

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«" I dence Ay2,eepog.f.l^lJr . ><arltarstatu> fhA^f^cJ^O, hjJ^^^PL 

Number of chl ^drtn _ / " ^'^ " ' 

P ' » ce orbtrth ^_^> -^ d at e /7 Ha\/ J^OU 

Number of years of schgdllng ' £. ""B'ccupat I brt /?i©V/y»_i^2/ ' 

Residence JWiy^Al^S^^^^ S tat»» H^ r?^-^^^ ^' 

Number of chi ldr-!n y^ J. frn r-r-T, f ^ . 

Place of birtn ^ dat a ^^ J/'HLJuJ'^-ftJU I ^O&- 

Number of yft.r^.ot..eh^Mng /fc -— <>CCy^»%\oty W < f7'^S]^ AAlf>if k i-ffB^^ 

• Name /^ A> tie .^ H/J^tttj /O f^h, _ 

Number of years of gchooUng OccupatTbf K 7^ /V^?9 

Residenc e "" Marital Status ""^ 

Number of children ""^ "] ———__«««.«___ 

. Name ^A(iy /?» 

P 1 ace of bl'rth ^ ^"^ date 7^ /^>k^^ »»/P /f/ dP . 

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Nijipbef f .f ch i 1 dren 

Number .)( years Of scnooling Occupation 

Hcs i ilencc Marl taT~Status ' 

Number <-)f ch i 1 dren 



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Miss Luella Steil 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Bares 
Mrs, Ralph (Eva Bares) Grassau 
Mrs. Rudy (Josephine Bares) Donnelli 
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FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT 

PATERNAL GRANDFATHER 

Christian Herman Bares, my paternal grandfather, was born to 
Hubert and Barbara (Dolfen) Bares on 31 December 1875 in Cross Plains, 
Wisconsin. Sometime during his early childhood, his parents moved 
the family to North Dakota by covered wagon and farmed land there. 
No information was passed down through the family regarding his childhood 
so information regarding this time in his life is generally nonexistent. 
It is known that he did complete the third grade, and by speculating on 
the Dakota area, he must have grov/n up as any farm boy of the era. 
Sometime before 1897 he met my grandmother, Antonia, and they were 
married on 14 June 1897 in Parksten, South Dakota. 

Christian and Antonia lived in the southern part of North Dakota, 
in the area of Beach (Golden Valley county), Golva, and Berkie. They 
first lived on acreage belonging to my great-grandfather. Eventually my 
grandfather bought a General Store in Berkie where they resided until 
they moved East to Wisconsin, 

Because the relatives with whom I spoke were too young to remember, 
there is very little information available about this time in their lives. 
It is a fact that the family lived above the store in what could be described 



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as average living conditions. They had no running water or plumbing. 
A pump at the back of the store provided the water that was needed, and 
they had an outhouse. This setup was an improvement, however, over 
conditions on the farm where they first lived. There water had been 
hauled from town because the farm's well was not deep enough. 

All ten of their children were born in North Dakota, 

My grandfather's General Store carried a little bit of everything. 
During the early part of the century when there were continuous droughts 
and locust infestations, many crops were lost. My grandfather lent much 
credit, but received little payment. The First World War was at hand, 
and my grandfather had little going for him. As a result of the problems 
mentioned, my grandfather lost his store and moved his family to Argyle, 
Wisconsin in 1922. 

In Argyle, Christian Bares worked for Sanner and Bauchy Cheese 
Factory. We would go to the farmers of the surrounding area and contract 
their milk from them. His family lived in a frame house v/hich had no 
plumbing. 

In 1925 Christian decided to nnove his fan-iily to Blanchardville, 
Wisconsin to take a ne-w job. He began work for Sexton Foods as a traveling 
salesnnan. The same Sexton Foods that services many cafeterias today. 



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Because of the size of the family, Christian's income was supplemented 
by Antonia and the children. My grandmother did laundry with a gasoline 
powered clothes washer for the barber shop in town and also baked cookies 
that were sold by her sons around town. 

Sometime during their stay in Blanchardville, my grandfather quit 
working for Sexton Foods because of a need for money and bought a 
cigar store-pool hall, which he operated until 1928. 

In 1928 one of his older daughters w^as in a serious auto accident 
and was brought to a Freeport, (Stephenson) Illinois, hospital. Because 
the cigar store-pool hall was not doing too well, the decision was made 
to move the family to Freeport to be closer to the injured daughter. 

In Freeport their first home -was at 306 North Foley. My grandfather 
ran another store in Freeport, but not much has ever been said about it. 

The Bares family moved two more times. The first move was from 
Foley to 206 West Elk Street and the second move was to a house on 
Winneshiek Street. My grandparents lived in this house tmtil they died. 
Christian died on 8 August 1945 and Antonia died little more than a 
year later on 4 September 1946. They had been married 48 years. 



PATERNAL HP AATnA^r^Trrrr_ 

Antonia KatheHna, „, „,ate„al g.anctaothe., was born to WUUan, 
He^an an. Eva Kathe.^e .ScKUess.an, ..„. on Z4 ..„e ,373 .„ KH.on.n 
Cty, Wisconsin, now teo..„ as Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin. A.ain I 
was unaMe to gather t..c. info^ation aboot He. cMldhooa. X .o Know 
that her parents n,ove. to the DaUotas in covered wagons and she grew up 
on a farm there. She completed the Hfth grade and used to tell my 

the specifics of her tales have been forgotten. 

My grandmother was a talented woman. She played the piano, sang 
and wrote poetry. Much of her poetry was composed for her sons while 
they were in the service and is evidence of her great love for her chUdren 



MATERNAL GRANDFATHER 

Both of my great-grandparents were born in Donzig, Poland. 
Neither their childhood or how and why they immigrated to the United 
States is known. Michael Andrew Dolski lived in the South during the 
Civil War and later moved to Chicago where he met Anna Okonski and 
married her. They bought 100 acres of land near Kewaunee (Kewaunee), 
Wisconsin, and moved there to live. All of this occurred in the 1870's. 

Their first home was a log cabin where they lived for 10 years 
after which they built a frame house. Michael cleared his land like the 
farmers of that day with oxen and dynamite and farmed with horse drawn 
machinery. 

Anton, my grandfather, was born fourth in a family of ten, on 
22 July 1884 in Kewaunee (Kewaunee), Wisconsin. His father ruled the 
household and his word was law! 

Wliile he was growing up, Anton helped with the farm chores and worked 
about the house. The family lived in a German section of the township 
and in order to learn German, Anton had to walk five miles to the Catholic 
school. 

At the age of 15, he went to work as a clerk in a hardware store in 
Kewaunee. Even though the store was a good distance from the farm, my 
grandfather walked to work each day. At the end of the week each child 
brought his wages honne and gave them to his parents. WThen Anton bought 



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a bicycle with some of his earnings so he would not have to walk to work, 
his father was outraged and told him to return the bike or leave the house. 
Anton chose the latter, and at the age of 15 left home. He did not return 
to stay until he was 25 years old. 

During the 10 years in whcih he was away fronn his father's house, 
he worked on the Lake ferries, attended a Milwaukee seminary, and 
finally clerked in a Kewaunee store. 

His education was complete at the 10th grade. 

Returning to Kewaunee, he drove the city street cars and learned 
to make cheese at a local cheese factory. He met my grandmother, 
Mary Wawzniak in 1909 and married her on Z4 October 1911 at St. Hedwig's 
Church in West Kewaunee (Kewaunee), Wisconsin. 

The first two years of their married life, they resided in Kewaunee. 
Anton worked at Manshek's Hardware Com.pany, and Mary stayed home 
and ran the house. Gertrude, their eldest daughter, was born 19 January 
1913. During this same year they moved to Daggett, Michigan and for the 
next five years they operated a General Store and Post Office. While they 
were in Daggett, Grandpa served as the Clerk of Lake Township for three 
years. 

It was also during this time that two sons were born, Joseph (1915-16) 
and Anthony (1917). Anthony died shortly after birth and Joseph dieel when 
he was about a year old of pneumonia. 



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My grandfather was gone much of the time helping clear fields and 
serving as township clerk, so my grandmother ^vas left in charge of the 
store and the Post Office. She used to tell about how the Bohemians, 
Czechoslovakians, and Indians used to come to trade at the store. She 
learned Bohemian from the neighboring women who would come to buy 
provisions, and she taught the Bohemian women Polish, This was done 
by pointing to the item that was desired and repeating the word in Polish 
after the women had used the Bohemian word for it. Imagine, a language 
class in a General Store in the North Woods! 

Indians were always fierce looking and feared especially when she 
was alone. 

The freight train ran directly in front of the store, butit only stopped 
on special occasions. This meant that the mail bags had to be thrown 
on to the train as it sped by. Quite a job for a woman as small as my 
grandmother ! 

Finally, grandmother reached her limit. She wrote my grandfather 
a note telling him, "I am going home to Kewaunee. If you want me and 
your daughter, you can come and get us. " Then she packed hers and 
Gertrude's belongings,, took the buggy to the train station, and boarded the 
train for Kewaunee. Needless to say. Grandpa sold the Post Office and the 
store and went to Kewaunee to claim his wife and daughter. 

From 1918 - 1923 Grandpa farmed near Kewaunee. In 1923, he 
bought a cheese factory in West Kewaunee (Kewaunee), Wisconsin. 



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(Documents I and II, Certificates to Own a Cheese Factory and Be a 
Cheesemaker. ) It was while my grandparents were farming after leaving 
Daggett, Michigan, that my mother, Johanna Josephine, was born on 
4 May 1920. 

It was during the days of the Cheese Factory that the rest of the 
Dolski family was born, Jerome, Alice, and another son named Anthony. 

The family lived extremely well while my grandfather owned and 
operated the Cheese Factory. They lived above the factory and had 
indoor plumbing, a tiled bath, warm water, steam heat, and hardwood 
floors. These were real luxuries for anyone living in a rural area at 
that time. However, the one thing that made their home most unique 
were the electric lights v/hich were supplied by batteries that were charged 
by a gasoline motor. 

During these years my grandfather was elected County Clerk and 
Registrar of Deeds for Kewaunee County. He continued in this position 
for Sonne 30+ years. 

By 1937 Van Kamp's had begun to expand into Northern Wisconsin 
and take over the cheese market. My grandfather sold the Cheese Factory 
in 1937 and bought a farm because his eldest son had become interested 
in farming. Jerome, therefore, managed the farm while Anton worked 
at Leasey Aluminum Corapany as a night watchman and foreman. It was 
while he \vas at Leasey Aluminum that he helped to organize a union. The 
union improved the employees' wages, which had been as low as 50^ an 



hour. Later on, he bought a second farm, 40 acres, where he and my 
grandmother retired. Jerome then bought the larger farm from my 
grandparents. 

My grandfather, Anton Dolski, died on 5 September 1952 of cancer 
of the kidneys and is buried in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Kewaunee, 
Wisconsin. 

After his death, my grandmother sold the small farm and moved 
into Kewaunee. As she grew older, she felt that she couldn't live alone. 
However, still hoping to maintain her independence, she bought a house 
trailer and had it moved to the apple orchard at her son's farm. 

My grandmother, Mary (Wawzniak) Dolski, died of a heart attack 
on 25 September 1968 in Kewaunee (Kewaunee), Wisconsin. She is 
buried next to her beloved Anton in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Kewaunee, 
Wisconsin. 



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MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER 

Louis and Mary (Brusda) Malcjewski lived in the Warsaw, Poland 
area. Their family included two sons and one daughter, my great- 
grandmother, Anna. There is no information available about her childhood. 

My great-grandmother, Anna, was married to Martin Wawzniak, 
After her nnarriage, her parents, Louis and Mary Malcjewski, immigrated 
to the United States and eventually moved to Kewaunee (Kewaunee), 
Wisconsin, where they are buried. 

Martin and Anna (Malcjewski) Wawzniak lived in Poland for three years 
after their marriage, and then they, too, decided to immigrate to the 
United States. Their first home was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where 
they lived with two of Martin's brothers. It was during this time that 
my grandmother, Mary, was born on IZ June 1895. 

While living in Philadelphia, my great-grandfather Wawzniak 
developed a high-fevered sickness. The sickness was long and eventually 
terminal, and my great-grandmother had to provide an income. She 
did so by working as a maid for the wealthy Polish families of the area. 

After Martin's death, Anna took her daughter, Mary, and moved to 
Kewaunee, Wisconsin to be with her parents. She lived with them and 
worked in her father's inn where she met Martin Swifka. 

Martin Swifka worked in the lime kilns in the area and owTied 100 
acres of farm land. However, he did not have a house on his land; and 
he lived at the Inn until he built one. 



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Martin Swifka and Anna (Malcjewski) Wawzniak were married 
sometime shortly after the turn of the centruy. Martin built their honae 
and began to farna his 100 acres. 

My grandmother, Mary, never changed her name to Swifka. She 
retained her father's name of Wawzniak at her own request. Because 
she did not change her name, she never felt that her step-father, Martin 
Swifka, accepted her as a daughter. 

She connpleted only the third grade, while her half-sisters continued 
their schooling until the eighth grade. All of the girls in the family 
were taught to cook on a wood stove, keep house, and run a family. 

At the age of 14, my grandmother went to work for her grandparents 
at their inn. She worked there for two years. It was while she was 
working there that she met my grandfather, a man nine years her senior. 



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FATHER 

Raymond Francis Bares was born on 20 March 1919 to Christian 
and Antonia (Arntz) Bares in Beach (Golden Valley), North Dakota. 
He was the 12th child in a family of 13. 

Ray's childhood was normal. The family moved five times, but 
this was not harmful to his development. He rennembers the houses 
he lived in as frame, lacking toilet facilities, but sometimes there was 
city drinking water plumbed into them. The early Bares' homes were 
heated by potbellied stoves or steam heat. It was not xintil they moved 
to Freeport that they had a coal burning furnace. The houses v/ere 
lit by kerosene lamps or electricity. 

During his boyhood his time w^as occupied by household chores and 
the adventures every boy takes. He remembers at age seven playing' in 
corrals of wild mustangs. He recalls one of his older brothers bringing 
home a runt pig. The pig soon became the family pet. Pete, as he was 
called, was very smart and as Dad remembers, he used to beg for mice 
that the boys had caught. Everyone vv^as very sad when Pete had to be 
sold. 

"When the Bares family moved to Freeport (Stephenson), Illinois, in 
1928, Dad started fourth grade at Harlem Grade School on Harlem Street. 
When, in 1929, they moved to 206 West Elk Street, he finished his 
elementary education at St. Joseph's Grade School. 



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High School was not too much different from what it is today. 
Between school years he worked summer jobs. When he graduated 
from Aquin Central Catholic High School in 1937, he was Valedictorian 
of his class. 

After high school he attended Brown's Business College in Freeport 
(Stephenson), Illinois. He worked there as a janitor to pay his tuition. 

From 1939-41 he worked part-time jobs and was time keeper at 
Burgess Battery Company, 

My father met Johanna Dolski at the "Bluebird Restaurant" in 
Freeport. Dad took her dancing, to the movies and family events while 
he was courting her. They were married in West Kewaunee (Kewaunee), 
Wisconsin, at St. Hedv/ig's Catholic Church on 2 July 1942. 

When Johanna and Ray were married, Ray had completed Officers 
Cadet School and was on orders to report to his station in South Carolina. 
They were married on Saturday and on Monday Dad left for his post. 
Mom was to follow as soon as Dad had arranged some living quarters. 

Their first home was at Wrightsville Beach, South Carolina. The 
house was on stilts so the tide would not run in and there v/as a catwalk 
connecting the sandbar on which they lived to the shoreline. My oldest 
brother, Raymond Anthony was born here 26 August 1943. 

Shortly after my brother was born, my father was reassigned to 
a post in Georgia. My brother, Gregory Christian, was born in Savanna, 
Georgia, 15 November 1944. 



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Dad was then assigned to a post in Louisiana and to Camp Callan, 
California. My mother, however, did not follow him to these stations. 
She decided to stay with her mother lontil the war ended or Dad was 
stationed at a permanent assignment. The war ended and Dad was 
honorably discharged 30 January 1946. 

After Dad's discharge. Mom and Dad moved to Float Street in 
Freeport (Stephenson), Illinois. Dad joined his brothers in business 
at the Mobil Service stations. At one time, they owned three Mobil 
gas stations simultaneously. Eventually, the business proved to be too 
spread out and was reduced to one station on the corner of Spring and 
Chicago Streets. They have since sold the business, but it still carries 
the name, "Bares Bros. Service". 

On 22 February 1947 a third son, James Geoffrey, was born to 
Ray and Joan Bares at St. Francis Hospital in Freeport (Steph. ), 
Illinois. 



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MOTHER 

Johanna Josephine Dolski was born on 4 May 1920 in Kewaunee 
(Kewaunee), Wisconsin, to Anton and Mary (Waszniak) Dolski. She 
was the fourth child in a family of seven. 

The early years of her life were without extraordinary events. 
As a young girl, she worked in her parents' cheese factory and later 
helped on their farm. 

When she started high school, she joined the school bank and played 
the alto saxophone. Her parents allowed her to manage her own life 
and intervened only when they felt it necessary. 

She tells many stories of the good times had at County Fairs, 
Church bazaars and the like with family and friends. 

Early in high school, she had decided to become a nurse, and 
so when she graduated from Kewaunee High School in Jiine, 1937, she 
enrolled in nurse's training at the Catholic hospital in Manitowoc, 
Wisconsin. She attended classes there frora August 1937 to April 
1938. In April of 1938 she left Manitowoc and moved to Freeport, 
(Steph. ), Illinois, to stay with her sister, Gertrude, and help take care 
of her cousin, Lee, who was seriously ill with pneumonia. When Lee 
■was better, she entered nurse's training at St. Francis School of 
Nursing in Freeport (Steph. ), Illinois. She graduated fronn St. Francis 
in 1942 as a Registered Nurse. Copies of her certificates of Nursing for 
the states of Illinois and Wisconsin are documents III and IV. 



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My mother met my father in 1938 or 1939- He took her to such 
places as the Circle, The Blue Bird Restaurant, and Teraqua Gardens. 
Dad -would walk Mom on most of their dates, but if he was lucky, he 
would borrow his older brother's coupe. Mother's curfew was 9:00 

^ P. M. tlie first six weeks of training and J.2:00 P. M. thereafter, so 

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r promptness w^as a necessity. They became engaged, and were married 

« at St. Hedwig's Chruch, West Kewaunee (Kewaunee), Wisconsin, on 

2 July 1942, the same church my grandparents were married in 3 1 

years earlier. 

My mother changed her name from Johanna to Joan during the 

first year of their marriage. 



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MICHAEL A. BARES 

On 20 August 1949 the fourth and last child was born. Me ! My full 
name is Michael Andrew Bares and I was born to Raymond and Joan 
(Dol'ski) Bares at St. Francis Hospital, Freeport, (Stephenson), Illinois. 
The fourth child was different from the three older children. He was 
born with a super numiary cyst on his upper lip, which was repaired in 
the delivery roonn. Due to poor care, the sutures sloughed away and 
with them the t^'ssues of my upper lip. My parents were counseled and 
received State aid to have the lip repaired at hospitals in the Chicago 
area. 

The first six months of my life were spent at Illinois Institute in 
Chicago (Cook), Illinois. The doctors told my parents to leave me, 
and they would contact them when I could come home. And so began 
13 years of surgery, one operation every year sometimes two, not 
even considering the frequent checkups. X-rays, and tests which 
were necessary between each operation. 

Despite being in and out of doctors offices most of my early childhood, 
I had three older brothers that made my childhood as normal as the next 
child. The defect did not hinder me frona playing, roughhousing, or 
just plain fighting. It was only right after an operation that nny activities 
were hindered. 



-18- 

I attended kindergarten at Lincoln School beginning in 1954 and 
began the rest of my elementary schooling at St. Joseph's Catholic 
Grade School the following year. While in grade school, I was schooled in 
catechism, the 3 R's and received the sacraments of Holy Communion 
and Confirmation. Aside from my schooling, I participated in sports and 
received the traditional "J" letter for superior performance. I graduated 
from St. Joseph's in June of 1963. That same fall I entered Aquin High 
School, the school my father graduated from 27 years earlier. 

At Aquin I was an average student, participated in sports and was 
involved in the many social functions. I lettered my Junior year, and 
w^as voted All-Conference Center for the Stephenson Conference by 
a unanimous vote. During my Senior year, I was elected Vice President 
of- our class. I graduated in June 1967. 

For the next year and a half I attended St. Norbert College in West 
DePere, Wisconsin. I dropped out of school in the fall of 1968 and 
enlisted in the U. S. Army the following April. 

I entered boot camp on 5 August 1969. Through boot camp I entered 
Leadership School and v/as an acting E-6 and class leader for the next 
eight weeks. I was stationed in Berlin, West Gernmany, from January 1970 
to September 1970. During that time I became close friends with our 
German chaplain who guided me through Berlin and its history. On 



-19- 

20 October 197 I left for Da Nang, South Viet Nam. With an engineering 
certificate, I was fortunate to be stationed in the rear eschelon. I was at 
the Property Disposal Ordinance Company, commonly called the "junk yard. " 
I repaired the heavy equipment needed to move the scrap. On 31 October 1971, 
I returned to the United States and was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. 
It was here I received my active discharge on 7 February 1972 and am 
presently waiting for my final discharge. 

After my active discharge, I was in a limbo. I was thrust into society 
after the protection of the military. My one bright spot was the young lady 
I had been writing to and visiting on leave. Peggy Vedra was a girl I 
met in high school, three years my junior. I didn't notice her much at the 
time, but while in service she was an emotional stabilizer. It seemed 
whenever I was low, I would have a letter from. Peg. The first one I remember 
reading in the middle of K. P. back by the trash cans, it got me through the 
next 12 hours. 

I began to date Peg seriously after my discharge and on 16 September 1972 
I asked her to raarry me. Fortunately the answer was yes. We were 
married on 15 September 1973 at 11:00 A. M. at St, Thomas Aquixias 
Catholic Church, Freeport (Stephenson), Illinois, Since then Peg shows me a 
way when I'm confused and prods me when I'm down. But most of all, she 
loves me for what I am. May we be as strong as our ancestors in life and 
our faith,! 




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ANTON DOLSKl DIED -^ 

ON SATURDAY MORNINC 




rhe late Anton. Dolski, 3vho Board in recogmtoin ol has iiany', 

IS tc-.vn clerk of West Kewau- | years of service.-^ The ipreser.ta-l 

e inore than 30 years, is shown I ^^^^ ^^3 ^^^^ ^ Chaiiman Vvr.:. 

the right in this photograph. U ,■ , • '-,, t~^, , ■ j- j 

the occasion of presentaHon P^^^^- , -^I^.- - Dolski died re- 

a v.-atch to him by the Town|<;sntly after .a prolonged illness. '■' 



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• Anton Dolski, « former Town 
i'Clcrk and one of the town of West 
'Kewaunee's most preeminent resi- 

dv-iiU, . _: h'- b^.iiir in thafl 

township on Saturday TTioi:;i;i» af4 
' ter an extended illness. He "-q^ 
sixty four yearsof age. 1 

' Mr. Dolski was born in the town 
-.of West Kewaunee on July 22, 1884 
;and with the exception of a five 
ryear period, from 1913 to 1^18, he 
.'spent his entire life in this com- 
"munity. 

On October 24, 1911 he was mar- 
ried in a ceremony performed at 
the St. Hedwig's Chuifch in West 
-■Kewaunee to the former Mary 
' Wawziniak and for the ensuing 
few ye-rs they made their home 
. in Kewauiiee, Mr. Dotski being 
employed with the Mashek Hard- 
ware Co. In 1913 they moved to 
Daggett, Mich., where for five 
years they operated a general store 
and the post office and then they 
returned to West Kewaunee to en- 
gage in farming. ' ' . 
;. He is survived by his widow and 
five children, Mrs. Vernon (Ger- 
trude) Ihlenfeldt of West Kewau- 
nee, Mrs. Riy (Joan) Bares of 
Freeport, I!L, Jerome of West Ke- 
waunee, Mrs. Ray (Alice) Flaher- 
ty of West Kewaunee and Tony, 
a student at St Francis Seminary 
at Milwaukee. Also surviving are 
sixteen grandchildren and other 
kin's^eople. 

Tlie funeral services were held 
"on Wednesday morning at the Holy 
Rosary Church with the Rev. Mi- 
chael Jacowski officiating and in- 
terment was in the Holy Rosary 
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed- 
win Swtfka, Leonard Ihlenfeldt, 
Lavern Koelpikowski, John Swif- 
ka. Bob Nemetz and Ransom 
Dolski. 

Anton Dolski was an outstanding 
farmer and good citizen. He wais 
not only successful in agricultural 
pursuits but he compiled a record 
of public service seldom ea.ualled. 
During his residence in Michigan 
he served as Clerk of Lake town- 
ship for a period of three years 
and at'ter his return to Kewaunee 
county he served his townspeople 
in V.'est Kewaunee as their Town 
Clerk for a period of thirty years 
or more, providing such splendid 
and conscientious service that he 
was re-elected each term with fine 
complimentary votes until he chose 
to retire from public hfe a few 
years ai;o. He also served as a 
member of the school board of the 
former Paulus district for several 
years. He was a fine gentleman 
who was friendly and cordial in 
the innumerable happy associa- 
tions which he enjoyed and his 
friends were le^on. -_ They, will 
mourn his passing. 



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BATUTIS, DENNIS, 1954- 



LEASE USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 

ear Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
merican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
Bw mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
ccess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

• SURVEY ^*^,^.,u,v,.tA,V,vAAA;'.-,V-.VAA5':ftyt*-.':A-, 

OFFICE USE CODE 
I. Your name pennis Batutis 



Date of form May 6, 197^1 * (ID # 



2. Your coll(-qe: Kock Va I ie v (-Ol lege (ID // ) 

^oclcTorT, Illinois >•■• 

* »t* A * )'( )'; )\ )V )V )V iV A A .'< )\ jV i',- ft )V -.'. A * A ;■; -A ft ft 

3. Chf.'ck tlie earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper. 

Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

X ' 1850-1900 1900 or lateT 

k. Please check all regions of the United States in which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived. 

_New England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) X M iddle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna. , N.J,, Va.) 

South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) E ast South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn, K^ 

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., 0T<7r"_2_East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 111. Wis.) 



P lains (ND, SD, Neb. , Kan. , Iowa, MS) 
5. Please check al 1 occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in thi s paper have found themselves. 

_2C_^_Farming X M ining X Shopkeeping or small business 

X T ransportation B ig Business X ~ M anufacturing 
Professions 5r~lndus trial labor Other 



6. Please check a 1 1 religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
in this paper have belonged. 

X R oman Catholic Jewish ^Presbyterian ^Methodist 

_Baptist Episcopal ian Congregational Lutheran 



^duaker ^Mormon O ther Protestant ~ O ther 

7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

^Blacks __lndians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews X C entral Europeans X j tal ians Slavs 

Irish ^British Native Americans over several generations 

^East Asian ^Other 

8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

n X_lnterviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

fami ly members 

X Vi tal Records Land Records ^The U.S. Census 

X Photographs ^Maps Other 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name jAtth3L\tg -Battttls 
I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Place of birth LlthwnJft Date of BI rth^EahruarjtA-lfiSO. 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 3 high school - vocational - college 



Occupat lon(s) 

1st Miner 

2nd 

3rd 

itth 



Oates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1 st M i nersvliie, Pennayivani ia t e s ?_ 



2 n d Cherry, I^jonois 



Dates lyuo 



3rd Wilsonville, Illinois D ates 1921 
^th Dates 



Re 1 i g 1 on Roman Ca^noiic 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Litnuanian 
WorKers Alliance, Lithuanian Ailiaace 



^tace of Marriage to your grandmother iipring valley, JJ.J.lnois 



date Novanber c'\ 
-TTtfT- 



NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-l) 

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 



Name >iary Stankunas Current Residence 

If dead, date of death March 14. 1971" 



Place of bl rth 



Lithuania 



Date of birth July ly, loyu 



Education (number of years): 
grade school - high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat i on (s) 
1 s t Homemaker 

2nd 

3rd 

'♦th 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Same as above Dates 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on Roman Uithoiic 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Litnuaiixan Aj„i-Lance 

DATE ' ^ ' *' ^^^^ 



Place of marriage to your grandf'ather ipfillg Valloy 
Note 



"' il^a^%ta^SP.»fhlS(^Sa£l'8?'^tl(^§ pa|i^^A-^)f stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 SlepgranJfather (your father's side) 

N.iiiic Current Residence 

I f <)i<.Td. cl.ilc of death 



Place of birth Date of Birth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
lit Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


i^th 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

itth Dates '♦th Dates 



Re I i q i nn 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Narrw Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



Education (number of years): ■■ ir -^ i . 

grade school high school vocational c ollege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st D ates 1st D ates 

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

Re I i g i on 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Frank Inn lima Current Residence 

If dead, date of death Nov. 1953 " " 

Place of birth Date of birth 1889 

Education (number of years): —————— ———_^— 

grade school Yes high school - vocational - college - 

Occupatlon(s) PLace OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
ist Bal<er Dates 1st Madison Date#S8 1913 



2nd Fruit picl<er ^Dates 2nd Rocl<ford ^Dates 1920 

3rd Contracter _Dates 3rd Dates 



l«th 



.Dates i»th_ Oates 



Re I igion Roman Catholic 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Church fraternities 



*lace of marriage to your grandmother T. TT ^ " ?»te — Tl 77 — TTTT 

j«^-. ic ^u . -■ L Madjso.n. V/i scon s in , aaie j^iy ]c ]o i, 

<ote: If your mother was raised by a bCbp f dl ll g ?! U l a il UL ri B r i B l ai l VH ( r o ag e 18) ' — - — ' — 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Jrandmother (your mother's side) 

tame Josephine LJcari I no lima ^Current Residence 72^ Aubur n. St. Rcckford , ILL. 

I f dead, date of death «;■ 

Mace of birth _Date of birth September 27 , ]8Sk 

:ducation (number of years) —————— —^-—_____ 

grade school ^ high school - vocational - college 

»ccupation(s) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

St Madp. Qui If; D ates 1st Madison ^Dates 191^ 

Rockford 



'"^ Furniture Pol ■<;her Dates 19^0-50 2 n d Dates 1920 

'""^ .^ __Dates 3rd Dates 



■e I I g i on Roman Cat hoi ic 

'olitical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Church Societies 

'lace of marriage to your grandfathe r Madison V'lscohs in d ate July lb, l^i^ 

lote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age THl 

give that data on the back of this page (0-2) 



C-l Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f fif.id. (1.1 tp oF dprith 



r-l.ic.- ..I Ml III I). lie (il hiillt 

I iliii .1 1 i I III (miiimI)i' I mT ^yi- 1 1 ■. j 

>l».iil»« •.( ( I lii(jli scliDol vocolii>n.il ^i:(>ll<M|<> 



ntcup.U i<)n(«.) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Ibt Dates 1st Dates 

?n(i Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


iith 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 



^th Dates '4th Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

D-? S tcpcjr.indmothi-r (your mother's side) 

Nnme Current Residence 



I f (Icod, 'i.jtr of death 



Pl.icc- of birth Date of birth 

Education (number oF years) 
grade school high school 

Occ'jpal i on (s ) 

l-,t 

2nd 

3rd 





vocat ional 


col lege 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 




Dates 


1st 


Dates 


Dates 


2nd 




Dates 


Dates 


3rd 




Dates 



Re I i fj i on 

Political party , civil or soci al clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



I. 



2. 



CHIJiDREN of A s B (or A- 1 or B-I) - your father's name should appear below 

~~" date October 1?, 1910 



Name Ann Navonis 

Place of birth erir. lUii^^ 



Number of years of scaling iS Occupatlort aaeeb Aasemb ler 

Residence umcoxn Ave. Ro ..^ ; u Harl tal TTaf ..< i-oa..^ >. 

Number of ch I Idren 2 — -" 



Name jj^j-Reuww Yavorski 
Place of birth Cherry, Illinois 
Number of years of schooling !T 
Res i denc e Alton. Illinois 
Number of chl Idren T~ 



c Jate May 25. 191^ 

_ Occupati6n J8-LC-em p.Loyed 
Marital Status Marrisa " " 



N ame Wi lliam Batutis 

Place of birth Cherry Illinois 
Number of years of schooling TZ 
Res I dence , ^ ^^^^ 
Number of chl Idren 5 



date December 29, 1917 
Occupation I'itmtilflist - 



Ai...-uB iJT Marital Ttatus i'^^iTSr 



Name 

Place of bl rth "~ 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 

Number of chi idren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooHng 

Residence 

Number of chl ldr«n 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of children 



Name 

Place of birth - 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of birth "" 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place' of birth •* 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence - 
Number o f L ll? ! ll r e ri 



Marital Status 



date 

7ccupatl6n 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



"3a t< 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupatldn 



'date 



_^__^ Jccupatlon 
Marital Status 



Occupation 



Marital Sta t us 



date 



Occupation 
narltal Status 



CHILDREN of (, and (or (-1, C-n-your mother's namo should appo.ir below 

N.iMif Anoeline Inalima Giolio 

fl.i. .- ..r l.iiili ^adTson. V'isconsin d.itc October 1, 1916 

Nuiiil.'f mI yr.ir . oT sdioolirui 9 ^OccupJlion ^tope tlerk 

H.--. i.lrricf 20th St. Rockford Mar i taT"Status MarTTed 

Niiinhrr fil cniTdron 2 

N.iiix- ^ose Inalina Paluzzi 

PLic- '>f >)irth Madison \.'isconsin date -^"W 2^, 1918 

Numher n\ yu.irs of school i nq 9 Occupation Seamstress 

Residence Deceased Marital Status Carried 

Number of ch 1 I dren 3 



Name Ann Inolir'a Jackalone 

Place of birth '^ockford Illinois date ^^'^f]^^]^1'\^ . 

Number ot years of schooling lU Occupatio n ^'roce. y Cicik 

Residence Stornway Dr. Rocktord Marital Status Harried 

Number of ch i 1 d ren 2 



Name Joseohine Innlina Batutis 

p 1 .U.P ,,r ^!rt^. Madison. V.'isconsin date " l^ebruary k, 1922 

Number of years of school ! n q I" Occupation SLuic Clci k 

Res i dencc J<805 Ednewood H i I! s Marl tal Status ^a" ^^iJ 

Number of rh I 1 dren '^ 



S. Name Joseph Inolina 

Place of birth "adison date December 6, 192^4 

Number of years of schooling ^ ^nfl Arwy sehOOMrui Occupatio n/^'-" McLlraniii 
Res i dence ^''^"^'^"°^ Mar i taTTtatus ^^r.-^J - 

Number of ch i 1 dren ^ 



^' ^'^"^' , Florence Inolima Merriott 

Place of birth Ppckford date March 19. 1926 

Number of years of schooling IQ Occupat iOrt V'a i tress 

Residence 621 Cottaae Grove Ave. Rockford Marital Status Marrri^ 



Number of ch i Tdren 



Nd^'C Sar Inql ina 

Place of b! rtii Pockford date November 25, 1931 

Numbpr of years of schooling 11 Occupation Assemb ler 

Residence 72^ Auburn St. Rockford Marital Status binqle 

Number of ch i 1 dren - 

Name 

P lace of b i rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Mari tal Status "~ 

Number of ch I 1 dren 



Nane 

P lace of b i rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupat lOrt 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of ch i I dren 



NaTte 



P lace of birth ' "~~~~" date 

Number of years of school i ng Occupat iOn" 

Residence Marit'al Status \ 

Number of thi I dren 



Your Father 



Name 



William Matthew Batutis 



!f dead, date of death 



Current Residence'*'"^ ^^'^^^^ ^^^« ^- 



PJace of birth C'noix j , Illinois 

Education (number of years) -—— — — 
grade school o high school 

Occupation(s) 

Ist iio.ciijj.t.i.s'c Dates i^^^ 

2nd Dates 



Date of birth December -cy, lyi,' 



vocational 



col lege ~ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st -x iw.owlt on Dates 19^*^51 

814 a. Winnebago 

2nd odtes 1951-57 



3rd 



'Jth 



Religion Roman Catholic 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



3r d ^805 Edgewood Hills Dr P ates 1957- 
_'»th Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



datt wctobei*<fi!!,iy'l4 



Place of marriage to your rrother Koekford , Illinois — ^ u,^e -^ t^^— 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 



Your Mother 

Nanre Josephine Theresa Inglima 
If dead, date of death 



Current Residence ^805 Edgewood Hills Dr. 



Place of birth Madison, Wisconsin 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school 



Date of birth February ^■» 1922 

_£ vocational ° col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 
1st Seamstress 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 19^-0-51 jgt Same as above Dates 



_Dates 
Dates 



2n d accxo m.|^i unent J'Wittfe w-eates 1962-7^ 2nd 

3rd Dates 3rd 

Re I i g i on Roman Catholic 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your fathfer date ——————— 

NOTE: If you wer« raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 
this page (F-2). 



Stepfather 



If jeaj, Jdte of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) —————— ^_— 

grade school high school vocational college 



Occupationis) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


/.th 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

^th Dates ijth Dates 

Re I i g I on 

Pol i t i cat" part les , civii or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



F-2 Stepmother 

Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
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Name Ryhf^.rf M irh^g;, ] R^flt'V 

Place of birth Rockford 11 1 innt s bate of birth February 8, 1952 

Number of years of schooling ^h Occupat I on Sheet Met. l Annr.nt i r . 

Residence /,80S Edoewood Hi lls Dr. Marital ^fTf. Sinafi 

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Name Dennis Batutis 

Place of birth Rockford:;" baTe of birthApril 26, 195^ 



Number of years of schooling 1 1^ Occupati on ' Student 



Residence . ^80 5 Edgewood Hills Dr. Marital (.t;.tn<. SinnfF 
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Name Penise Batutis 

Place of birth Rockford 1 1 1 inois D ate of birth April 26, 195^ 

Number of years of Schooling 12 — Occu pation Secretary 

I Residence ^805 Edgewood Hills Dr. Marital Stlu^T Single '' 

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Name Steven Craig Batutis 

Place'cTTTTt F Rockford. I I linois Date of birth Oct ober 28, 1956 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Student 

Residence it805 Edgewoo d Hills Marital Status Single 

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I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and administrative 
rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

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I had stn -tod it many years ago, I havo only on« living grandparent, 
so I was not able to go back as far into the past as I would have 
liked to F,o, 

For ny father's side of the fcmily, I intorviowed my father 
and "■•;" oldest sister, Ann. % Aunt Ann rnmemborod some of the 
incid: of her parents through chats v'th her mother, but Aunt Am 
put it so beautifully when Ehe said, "Those are the things you never 
think of writing down. You think that the same people vrill always 
be aroun' to ask questions of, but life passes on, and the next 
thing you know, your loved ones are gone," 

Ky r:othor's mother is my only living grcndparent and so I 
was able to interview hor. She. however, dcos not spoak Liiglish, 
so my mr/ -.or and mv "ncle Sam a'-te'^ as interpret or for me. 
sho knev.' v«ry little about my grandfather' a life before ho came to 

this GOV Iry, 

I'r, r.orry that ray paper could not ctpiare all of the humor and 
all of f. .3 warmth that I experienced in in terviavr.Lng my rplativoc. 

I V. .3 exposed to a wealth of photogrr.phs in gathering infojTr.ntion 
about P,- family, but in the interest of ttie reader. I tried to li:-it 
my choico of photographs to an absolute minimum. 



24atthius Batutis 

Matthius Batutis, my paternal grandfather, lived his early life in 
Lithuania, He went to school for three years, which was the equivalent of a 
high school education. He could read and write in his own language and he, 
along with his three brothers and one sister, were taught prayers by their 
parents , 

Though ny grandfather's people were simple, they had their music 
to take their minds off the burdens of overydigr life. Even the woods 
resounded is what they use to ssy, when thgy would start to sing and dance 
to their native folk songs. Matthius had a very nice voice and his brother 
Charlie was a musician in the army. Mjr great grandfather made a violin 
for ny great uncle, but there is no way of tracing this musical instrument. 

Matthius and his family left Lithuania to avoid the Russian arny. 
Most young men in Lithuania did so if they had the chance, Jlatthius' 
brother Paxil had served in the Russian amy and all through his life 
he ccaaplained of a bad straaach, which he claimed to have received in that 
amy. 

When they came to the United States, they got jobs in coal mines 
in Pennsylvania, then Vfest Virginia, and finally they came to the small 
town of Chevy, Illinois, where they settled. 

Matthius was engaged to Ilary Stanukus and a big wedding was 
planned for Novonber 11, 1090, The hall was raited and the wedding was to 
last for about three diys, as was traditional for that time. However, a 
mining disaster occurred and the mine burned, iiai^r men were killed, 
and it was days before everyone had been found, Hatthius worked on the 



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night shift and the disaster happened in the morning, so he was not 
working at the time. % grandparents did not feel that it was right to 
have a big celebration while all of their friends were in mourning. So they 
were married in a quiet cei*«nony in the last week of November in 1909. 

Because the mines of Ceriy were very low, my grandfather had a 
back ache much of the time, and finally, he moved to Wilsonville, 
I llin ois, were the mines were higher and he could stand up to work, rather 
than having to bend over. 

Because toy grandfather had been educated, he used to read to my 
grandmother, Ify aunt recalls that he would read in Lithuanian to her, 
and after he had learned &iglish, he read to her " The Arabian i-nights' .' and 
other classics. 

He was a veiy matriculous dresser and my aunt recalls that one time 
she was going to a movie in a dress which she liked very much, but she 
had washed it and it shrunk just a little bit. My grandfather made her 
go upstairs and change, because he wanted his children to look very nice 
also. 

Matthius worked as a coal miner all of his life, and was a 
member of the United Mine Workers. When the U.M.W, went on strike, 
Matthius came to work at National Lock for about six m«iths, or until the 
strike aided. He did not like factory work, and while he was in Rockford, he 
stayed with his daughter, who was married and living on Island Avenue. 

% grandfather was regarded with much affection by my avmt and my 
father. He was a happy-go-lucl^ type who, though he worked hard, knew how 
to enjoy life. 



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Mary Stankunas 

%zy Stankunas, lay maternal grandmother, came to America to loarry 
my grandfather >latthius Batutls. Her mother died when she was just seven 
years old and she was raised by her Aunt £vra Gutnukis. 

Maxy's life in Lithuania was that of a peasant girl. She 
watched the pigs and cows and made sure that they did not get into the crops. 
ProK what I gathered, it was sort of a communal life, in which every- 
one was to do their share for the little reirards of a piece of black 
bread, which on many days, composed their entire diet. She told the 
story that she would get her piece of bread and she would alws^s eat it so 
fast because she was so hungry, but when it was goie, there was no more. 
'The (mly holidays that were celebrated were Christmas and ^ster. 
However, being of peasant class, it is assumed that not much was done about 
these holidays. There is really no evidence as to how the holidays were 
spent. Iliere is indication that the Lithuanians of that day did observe 
40 hours of devotion around the Easter season. 

Indeed religion pla^red a very important part in the lives of 
vsy grandmother's people. They wo\ild walk miles to the village each Sunday 
to att«7d mass. During this time, they fasted, jl don't know how much 
less they could eat, but grandmother is dead, so there is no way to verify 
the daily diet.) 

I'lary Stankunas came to imerlca when she was 18 years old. Her 
aunt didn't want her to C(Kzie to this country, but it seemed that a widower 
wanted to marry i'lary, and so, in choosing the lesser of two evils, Maiy was 
sent to live with her sister, i'largaret BatutiSt who had coiae to the 



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United States earlier, Margaret's husband Paul Batutis was the first to 
come to America, He got a job as a coal miner in West Virginia and then 
in Cherry, Illinois. Once he was in Cherry, he sent for his wife ^Ja^garet 
and their son Paxil. Once th^' had become established. Great Aunt iSva Gunukas, 
in trying to prevent the marriage of her niece to the ■widower, wrote to 
Paul and Margaret, asking than to send money for Mary's vpyage to the new 
world, i^ry came to the United States, and after being here for a year, she 
married Paul Batutis' brother, Ilatthius Batutis. 



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Frank Inglima 

Frank Ingliraa, my uiatomal grandfather, camB to the United 
States from Saint Franciesco in Palermo, Sicily aroiind 1912. His father 
owned a bakeiy and he worked for him. He also worked as a fruit picker for 
part of his life, before coining to America. He left Italy to avoid the 
draft, and once here, he worked as a contractor for the rest of his life. 
He had one brother, Joseph, who oarae to America, but the rest of his 
family remained in Italy. He married my grandmother, Josephine Licari on 
July 15, 191^. 



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Josephine Ldcari 

Josephine Llcarl, my maternal grandmother, was bom on 
Sept«nber 27, 189^+. (her birth certificate reads October because In 
Italy, they did not register their children at the courthouse until about 
a week later.) Her parents were Sam Licari and Rose I-larmina Llcarl. liie Llcarl 
family lived in St. Uiuseppeito in Palermo, Sicily. She was one of seven 
children, and they shared & two room house with a horse. % grandmother 
mentioned that many people in their village slept with pigs and chickens 
in the house, but they only had a horse. Nine people stayed in one room, and 
the horse in the other. 

This horse was a very important part of the family *s income. % 
grandmother * s father, like his father before him, was a transporter of 
goods. They would carry things from one point to another, with their 
horse and cart. Also from this cart they sold wine, which they transported 
in barrels. My grandmother went to school for about three years at a 
local Catholic school. % grandmother was aajployed as a quilt sewer 
before she came to America, Her family was considered of average income 
in Sicily. 

Religion played an important part in my grandmother's early life. 
Most of the festivities, of her village, were centered around religious 
holidays. Darring these holidays, there would be fireworks, picnics, bocchi, 
or lawn bowling, and dances. 

The key decisions were made by n^y grandmother's pajrents, jointly, 
Ify grandmother never owned a car, but was the first on her block to have a 
radio. (Right after Marconi invented it, jokes wy vmcle.) ify grandmother's 



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brother, Sam, was the first manber of her family to come to America, 
He, like my grandfather, came, to avoid the Italian Army. Then members of 
her f&mlly came one at a time. First her father came, then her brothers 
and sisters, and finally, about four years later, her mother came with 
her youngest brother and sister, and the family was reunited. 

Weddings were very big in Italy and many people joined in the all 
day celebration, FWierals also involved the entire village, and the casket 
was carried on the shoulders of the men, through the village. Both, along 
with baptisms, were held in the church. 



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Frank and Josephine 

Josephine Licari cane to America in 1913 • When her father and 
brother came to meet her at the train station, Frank InRlima was with them. 
He decided that he wanted to ciarry Josephine, and the marriage was arranj^ed. 
After living her© for a while, my grantimother's brother brought a fi*isnd 
hone for lunch eveiy day. He too became very interested in Josephine. 
Biat because Frar.k earns fron a family that was rather well to do in Italy, her 
parents decided she should laarry Frank, \ihom. she would have chosen an3rway. 

During their courtship, Frank would come and sit across the living 
room from Josephine, and they would look at each other, while her father 
looked on. Re would call on Josephine, and if no man was home to chaperone, 
he would go away. She married hira without even as much as shaking his hand. 
They were married on July 15. 191^ in Madison, VflLsconsin. 

After they were married, they lived in Madison for six years, 
th^ then moved to Rockford for two years, back to Madison for about three 
years and then back to Rockford, whei^ they remained. 

They settled in South Rockford, where many Italians lived. There 
they spoke Italian and shopped in stores such as Zaimmito*s, Juliano's and 
Ferris', in which they chained things and payed bills weekly. 

Almost all of the social activities were centered around St, 
Anthony's Catholic Church, which my grftndfatlier helped build in 1930. 
In the summer there were carnivals and dances every weekend on the Church 
grounds. Also included in the festivities were picnics, bingo, bocchi, and 
venders soiling pumpkin seeds and chic peas. 

During World War II, some Italians got the Italian P.O.W.'s 
released periodically over night for a block party, for which entire blocks 



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were closed off. Ihese parties were very exciting events, and it is still 
a mystery as to how these prisoners were released, even for a short time. 

Also during World War 11, uy uncle Joseph was stationed in 
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enjoyed was receiving letters frcra hla- They said that the entire house- 
hold would come alive with excitement when a letter would come. 



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William I'iatthew Batutls 

Wlllijan Matthew Batutis, bqt father, was bom in Cherry, Ulinois 
on December 29, 1917. He was the only son, with two older sisters. When he 
was just a year old, a flu epidemic broke out in Qierry. Many people died 
and doctors were almost impossible to reach. Due to sc«ae influ«itial 
neighbors, the Mills, the doctor came to care for ny father, after he 
had taken care of the sick members of the I-tllls* family. 

lFailiam»s family lived alone in a two story house in Cherry. When 
the family moved to vaisonville in 1921, they stayed with friends until 
their house was built. This was a white frame hcaae with a living room, a dining 
room, a kitchen and two bedrooms . The only boarders were friends of ray 
grandparents who had cane to ViBLlsonville to work in the mines. They 
lived with the Batutls family for only a short time, and they ate their 
meals and slept there. 

l-!a3?garet, my father's sister, lived with her parents after she 
was married, for about a year before she died, when she became to i ll 
to care for herself. 

My father's family was considered to be average middle class. They 
had what they needed, and th^ weren't aware that they could have more. % 
grandmother v&s a very thrifty person, and she managed to save a great deal. 
She managed the mcmey in ray father's household. 

Most holidays were spait at home. %• grandmother and iriy father 
would come to Rockford to visit vsy father's sister Ann or my grandmother's 



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sister Mai^aret, They would either get a ride froro a neighbor or a 
relative with a oar, or they would take the train to Freeport and th«i 
the bus to Rockford, Ify Aunt Ann recalls that transportation to and from 
Rockford was fs bad then as it is now. These visits would be made in the 
oocasie»i of a wedding or funeral, usually. 

Religion was learned in the Holy Cross Catholic Church of 
VfiLlsonville. The children learned the catechism and other religious training 
in church, Schooling was received by my father in the Wilsonville 
Elanfflitar:'^ - hx)l, where he was valedictorian, and at Gillespie 
COTiDiunity High School, a town about five miles from Wilsaiville. ify father 
read a lot, tacause as his older sisters did their homework, ny father 
was expected to be quiet, 

Vftlliam was discuplined only by his parents, no other adults 
helped in child rearing. Actually most of the disciplining was dcaie by 
n^r grandmother, %• grandfather would handle the childrmi in this ^^ay. He 
would s«y "If your mother can't handle you, I will, but if I do, you'll 
remember it." 

Jfy father never had a car until he left home and started working. 
In 1938 he purchased his first car, a 1933 Plymouth, and later, in 19'''1 he 
purchased a 1936 Chevrolet. The first radio that my father had as a child 
was one that his sister bought after she had come to Rockford, around 192?, 
It was an R.C.A, portable model and it was lost In the mail. It had 
heen sent to W.lliainsville instead of Wilsonville, but it was finall ' recieved . 

The community of ii<8J.SOTiville had about 900 people and about 
four grocery stores. It also had a movie theatre, ^Alch my father attended 
about aice a week and a large hall for rollar skating, which he also got 



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to attend about <mce a week. For entertainment, the boys of the town played 
baseball often, and swara in the cit3'^ resevoir. The cosnnunity also celebrated 
Labor Day with many festivities, including a carnival and & parade. The ev^ent 
covered the aitire three day weekend. 

The houses in Wilson ville were not the most aodem in the way of 
sanitation. There was no indoor plumbing, so a well was used to get all the 
water, and an outhouse was used in place of an inside bathrocHo. 

Jfy father left in 1935 "to come to Rockford to look for a job. 
While here, he lived with his sister Ann at 503 Island Avenue, He first 
went to work in a furniture factory. Then he worked at Greenlee* s from 1935 
until 1938. Wien iiitler invaded Poland, International Harvester ireopened 
one of its CMcago factories, and my father went to live at 2422 South 
Troy Street in Chicago, with his married sister tiargaret. He worked there 
for six months. He then went to work at National I-ock for eight months fran 
1939- 19^0, He then went to work as an O.D, Grinder at Barber-Colaaan Ccanpany, 
an occupation he still holds. He has not be^i an active member of the 
union. 

About the only spectacular thing that happened to vny father was that 
as a member of the Gillespie Community high school basketball team, th^ 
were semi-finalists to the Sweet l6 tournament. Even though they did 
not make it, thej had gone further than any other team in that anall 
high school, so the school boiight tickets and sent thaci to the tournament 
lAich lasted four four days in Chanpaign-Urbana, 



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Joscphin'5 Tliorosa Inglin-.a 

Jos- . ■'ijno Thoresa Ir;^3li->a, mj' mothnr, was born in I'iftfHr.cn, 
Vi'isc.insir, <->n Fobruflr:,'^ '^» 1'}??., Sho veu the fourth of sev^n children, 
and tho "• rth girl in hor fcrnily. 51^5 \:ckz nam-'d Jo3ophin« aftnr ^or 
mot;.!?r, i-it bolng a favoritf of hor father, who called her his "iit.vlr. 
Chiicr.dcd i" she was dubbod "C^dcki«^" and later Chick, which is th« 
nar.o she -o.-cd all of hor lifo, 

JoS';.,niir.o movfjd to R-: •'■ ."oi't^ ct ihn n.';^ of tv;o and lived at 
sovoral t. ..'ferent locaticr... in Ibckfcrn. tUe noot rencmberc ' wis ."t 
7l2 i31ak . 3troet. Tho livir,;; accci-oclati no vare adequate, 'itij C-i-i'li' 
slept in u lo rocm» the boys in anothrr, tho p-orents in another, pl^3 
there wa*; a living room, kitchen, and «i dinirj; room, used for spa-.:j.il 
cc.Cf-sionc ^ 

Her firaily livod alcno, 'with no other rslativos. Aimoi;t all of 
hor relet v OS lived in tho catiio pai-t of town, South Rockford, scr.-:-. 
vltVin 9. block. Tho parcntr. v;ere tho only onos to dcscipl":no ir.cr.c-rs 
of !.:y i\v .■■.■•r's ffwiily. In one insicnco, th<. v-lfo of riy raoihor'c L.oi'or 
C£'V;ato li"''S viith ny grandparents vfid.le her \ia.'j\>::.\-id was in Ihii &:;iii^>-. 
CLi.ar th-'ii thit, no other irurri«-d ffaailjr Ktixbcri; hove livcc with ti.e.ir 
pax-eats. l-ij grandmother continues to live (rilh h«r ycun^''.55t scii, 
who is v: irried. 

liy !r-.th'.r«3 firat Job vas tt.V.on vlvm oho wus about 1?. £h.- wib 
c cooka "i Ipor in tLa ditchon of Saiiit Tht^aiaa Catholic School fc;** 



boys. Si worked at th)?.; J :b for alnost n yptir. Sho then .;- nt 1 o 

vci-;. at i:'; n house in Rccli' i>i"d. Ilirre, she va.i i'-':plc.yed as a 8*'--n.;Lrt;ts. 

Shr.n Hcaji h.'v.1 a unicn. I,;';. ' h-^re v i >i no sti-'iko;:-, and evf*rv'on© v'^s 

or. t^ood t. :-T,r., Sho worked them frcoi 19^0 v.-itil 1.951. Sh" koft 

hf-r Job :ii tbn hopi^s of rai • l:if^ a faiaLly, and abont a year later, 

hfrr fjrtl ^ hild was bom. After h-r cbil-irtn vr-.ro in school, ehf> 

vent bac'r lo work at Sparhon's D<-«j:artri»'nt S^ero, or. o port tiroc 

cmployoo J.i the canh offico. Whon Sptirton'o wari boui.bt out hy 

Arlr-n's r ;TartjnentStoro, sho stayed on as iVug Dopartjiient i'-finaper. 

As a cliild, my mother 'a family wcs poor, and the money that her 
fstbor na'la vas used to pay the bills and Vmy food. My mothor e*yo 
that she I =id spagetti every night of the i.oek, in one hundred different 
variations. 

The only chores that my mother recalls doing are the regular 
household chores of making the beds, washing the dishes, and cleaning 
the house. 

Most of the family gatherings were in the form of picnics in 
the summer time. Because the families were getting larger, it was 
hard to get all of ray mother's aunts, uncles, and cousins in one house 
for dinner, so family gatherings were confined to sxunmer and parks. 

Visiting was done by walkingto a friend's and relative's 
homes since my grandfather never liad a car. % motht^ir recalls that 
time an uncle from California passed throutsh Rockford, and he stayed 
with their family, but otl<er than that she re calls no extended visits 



to or fr>"" Rookford by any r>:lAtlvf!5. 

Woddirf^o, funerals and baptif^ms wo» o hold in Saint Anthony's 
Cr.urch, of which my mother's family wis a noTr.ber. Trie Church pl-'y-J 
Rin inpor'nt part in my motlior's r.Tiily Tlfo. All of hor cLstrrc i^nd 
brothers ".re educated at St. Anthony's Calholic School. Ky motfrr 
vi3 a PIP..' or of th© young Ladies Sodality, a club for the u'lmArrlel 
your.'; wo v n of the Parish, which met once each month for breakfast 
and co.Tjr.u .^on. 

Ky K other's parents made the major decisions together, Hor 
3choolir.^ uas almost autcE^atically decided, because she would attend 
the Cath.*'\c school which wis within walking distance of her ho7:3. 
A3 far ar. .Qarriai;^e docisionri wont, the child pickM thoir spouso, ana the 
parents i dd-d with thoir decision, 

Ky r i^andmother handled the di^cipli -..Ing of the child;- ;n, vlien 
it vas r.' eoc:;ai'y. No other rel?.tiyo3 h;.-T:.:-d vith child r_" .rinj. 

Tho conflicts that occurred in my r.other's family wor-j ovor 
money prvV-lcms, At one tirca ray gr<ind.r.othor had to take a job, zc 
my moth-'-- was expected to bake tho brc d and wake supper. 

Th- f was not much to dc as a child, in tho way of cnterts.ir.--.3nt, 
but as i\ mother grew to dating ap;o, o\\o went to sono dancos which 
were sp'' soi'od by the church or other socio biec^, or she would attend 
a notic.- .picture at the Capital, Roalto, or Coronado Theatres, 
Other o- nts in tho corrrunity wcro Church jvicnios and parr.des, 
Ky moth 1- >iiont to hor first football gi^.-i «rter she had started 



vorking a., St. Thomas'. W'.umi my fataor riovocl next door to lier, sh«> 
Fie-t him a .i about six yenrs lator, thoy wore married. 



Dennis Batutis 

l^ nr..-io is Dennis Batutis. I was bom, alons with my twin nl^t«r 
Denlse, on April 26, 195^. I have an older brother Robert, who va*? 
bom on i bruary 8, 1952, and a younger brother Steven, who wao bom 
on October 28, 1956. % parents are William and Josophine Eiatutis. 

Until I was throe years old, my fanily resided at 8lU North 
Winnebago St. in Rockford, This was an old, white, frame home ><!d-h 
was owne-i by my parents, with an upstair-* apartment which they rented 
cut. Thij heme had large rooms and was adrrquate vintil our family 
started growlns up and more room was needad. 

In 1957. ray parents built a hc.^io at 4805 Edgewood Hills Dr« 
This blonda brick ranch-stylo homo is ny present residence. This 
hems has three bedrooms, a ):itchGn, a living room, and a dining room. 
It also h;.i3 a big yard, and is located across the street from Alpine 
Park woods , Those woods provided a wonj^rful sotting for chlldhocd 
oxperionc-3, along with all the. other t,l ;;hborhood kids. There slv^ays 
seemed to be plenty of children in our neighborhood, \ilhon firjt va 
Rovcd to this neighborhiid , my maternal r.randiiothor lived across tao 
stroat fr cm us, but after a year, sho, along with hor son, Kovcd cut. 

Our i'arally Is considorod average in income. Both of vsy parents 
woi'kod !■ ordor to help uo live more cc;ra'ortabl;7, and each child 
was expcfled to go to work, part time, to mcke his or her oi.-n spending 
money whta ho turned 16, which was used for clothes and entortalruuont . 



I vorkod £3 a bus boy and a tray carrlwr at Bishop IXiffot for $1.60 an hour. 

Lstor, I b<5came a co-host on weekends, and I made $170 an hour. 

I worked there for two years. I then went to work at K-Mart, 

There, I was employed as a check-out operator for which, after being 

there a year, I was receiving $2.00 an hour. All during this time, I 

was still a student, and then I wont to work in Rock Valley College 

ERC, while I was a sophonore at that College. For this Job, I 

received $1.75 ^n hour and was on the work study program at R.V.C. 

because the hours were Ideal, no nights or weekends, which was iriiat 

I needed in order to work as a singer-dancer in a dinner theatre. 

Ror this I was paid from $8.00 to $15.00 a performance. 

Holidays were spent in some sort of a family gathering. Usually 
several families of ny mother's relatives got together to spend 
Thanksgiving and Easter. Christmas Eve was always spent at my maternal 
grandmother's home. 

Weddings in our family were held in Church, and visually a reception 
was held in the evening, with a band. Very often, we were invited 
to the wedding dinner of an extended family member. This was usually 
held before the reception. 

Baptisms took place in the Church. Members of ny immediate 
family were all baptised in Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in Rockford. 
After each baptism, a dinner was held by my parents for the grandparents 
and godparents of the child. Other parties that were held for family 
members were after First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and High School 



and College Graduations. Thes« {>artle8 usually were made up of ham 
cr sausage sandwiches, cake, and punch. They were attended by aunts, 
vmcles, and cousins. 

Religion played a semi-important roll in my life. Each of my 
siblings and I received all of the applicable sacriments, i.e. Baptism, 
PenAnce,, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation, 

Most family decisions wore made by my parents, Jointly. The 
first car that I remember riding in when I was small was our fanily 
car, a 19 '3 Chevrolet, which ray mother won at a Saint Anthony Q-,urch 
picnic. Wo bought a new Chevrolet in I963 and kept that until I 
started d-iving a 196? Chevrolet which ray family purchased In I969. 

Wo'vu had a television since I can remember and have always had 
many radio 3. 

I hav3 always been active in school activities, and in a scnso, 
my school has been my community. I attended Gregory School from 
Kir.dorgar-ion, when the school first opened in 1959, until sixth grade. 
Vkliilo thore, I was a member of tho school"s Safety Patrol. I tht-;n 
attended Jefferson Junior High, whore I w.ia a member of Student 
Council, Svim team, and Drouaa Club. Jefforson was then treoisforaea 
into a hi;:,"a school and I was a mcmbor of its first graduating clr,?.. , 
In high school, I was Senior Class Treaouror, Student Council Prorf-ient, 
and Student Council Vico President, Yearbook Editor and Layout Editor, 
a iTiGmbor cf the band and Stage Orchestra and was involved in all cf 
our high r.chool musical productions. Because of my activities and 
ay above average grades, I was votodixi as a Charter member of Jefforson 



High School's firot National Honor Society. I then wont on to Rock 
Valley College and there I was involved in a musical comody and in 
ny sophomore year I joined the Chorus. I was on the Dean's list 
each semester and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, 



Saint Joseph's Day- 
Saint Joseph's Dajf is a holidaj^ celebrated by Italian 
Catholics on I larch 19. Sone fanilies build alters in their hones to thank 
St, Joseph for a special prayer that has been answered. My rrandnother has 
had four Saint Joseph's alters. 

These alters have every k5.nd of Italian food, fron smoked fish, 
to bread, to churches TiSde from s^igar and (nitn drops. The preparation for these 
alters starts about a nonth ahead of the scheduled holiday, with the 
baking of cookies and other confections. The cooking and decorating goes on 
for the entire laonth. 

On Saint Joseph's Day, the alters are open to the public, and they 
are announced in the nerwspaper. Anyone may corae and share in the feast of 
spaghetti, bread, and pastries. The alter is blessed by a priest, and three 
children, representing each member of the Holy Familj'-, are elected to 
taste fron each dish on the alter. Since the alter usually covers the 
entire living room, the dinner, ^jduch starts at noon, takes sorae time. 



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