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BURDICK, DEBORAH ANN, 1956- 



Pl.KASK TYI'I': PLI'ASI': PI. ACM THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT 1' T 
FAMILY HISTORY. 



SECOND COPY OF YOl 



Dear Ci)niributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

I So that your family history can be made more useliil to historians 
ihers study in)', Anierii-an families, we are .isklnK >ou to fill out the f( 
below. This will take you only ca few minutes, and will bv easily made 
Into an index which will permit archive users ready access to just iho: 
kinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 



Your name Deborah Ann Burdlck 

Date of for m Apr il 26, 1976 



■ o I lege: Rock Valley Coll ege 
Rockford,llllnois 



Office Use Cod( 



(ID // 
(ID // 



Check the earl iest date for which you have been able to 
about your family in your paper. 



Before 1750 
"1850-1900 



1750-1800 1800-1850 

1900 or later 



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. 

N e w E n g 1 a n d ( Ma s s . , C o n n . , R . i . ) Middle A 1 1 a n t i c ( N . Y . , P e n n a . , N 

Va.) __.'^"uth Atl antic (Ga . , Fla . ,N .C . ,^S .C . ) East South Central 

(l,a . ,Miss . , Al a . ,Tenn,Ky . ) Wcjst South Cent r a 1 ( Ark . , N . M . , Te x . , Ok . ) 

East North C e n t r a 1 ( Mi ch . , Oh i o , I n d . ) P a c i f 1 c (Ca 1 . , V>/a s h . ) 

(llawa i I ,A 1 aska) x (fll-> Wise.,) 



Please check ■'2_I_L o c: c ii p a t i o n a 1 categories in whi 
family wliom you have discussed in this [laper ha 



m e m b c~ r s c 
found th< 



X Farming 

__T ransportation 

i'rofessions 



Mining 

Big Business 

Industrial Labor 



Shop keeping or small bu; 

Manufacturing 

Other 



L n e s s 



6. Please check a 1 i religious groups to which members of your family 
you have discussed in this paper have belonged. 

X Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian Methodist 

Baptist Episcopalian Congregational ^ Lutheran 

Quaker ^Mormon X Other Protestant Other (name) 

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



_Swedish Other Scandinavian German French 

Blacks Indiana Mexicans Puerto Ricans Jlastern 1 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish British X Native Americans over several generations 

East Asian Other(Name) __^ 

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



2.1nterviews with other 

family members 
^ Vital Records 
Photographs X Maps 



Family Bible; 
Land Records 



Family Genoa log: 
The U.S. Census 



FAMl LY DATA 
A. 



Grandfather (your father's sid e ) 
Name Glenn Otis Burdlck 



Date of birth c May, 1908 
Date of death 



Current Residence Wautoma« Wiscons in 

_PlacG of birth Spring Valle y, Wisp,nnRln 
Place of burial 



Kducation(number of years); 
g r .-. d e s c h o o 1 8th high school 

<)c :-upa t ion (s ) 

Is I: Farme r 



vocational 



college 



2nd Lumberer 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



3rd Genral Motors 

Church Furniture Factory 
Ath Night Wfttchmfln Dates__ 



Religion 



Ist 

-^"^ Waut o ma 
_3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Political parti( 



civil or social clubs, fraternities, et- 



1929 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother R edw ing , Minn eso t^ ^ ^^-B-Se^ t embe r ,- 
NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather of anoth(/r 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

N a me Esther Otil ia Gilbertson C urrent Residenc e jg^ioffyjl 1 e,- Wi sc&ns in - - 

Date of birtli 6 Sept.. 1908 Place of b I r t h j3alias,__WiscQnsln 

Date of death Place ol burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school _8 high school 

college 



vocational 



Occupation (s) 



PLACE OF RESIDI.NCE 
(after leaving home) 



1st Grocery Store 


Dates 


1st Ja 


.nesvi] 


Lie Dates 


2nd Factories 


Dates 


2nd 




Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


3rd 




Dates 


4th 


Dates 


4 th 




Dates 


Religion 











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



I'l 



o f m a r r ' 



to your Kr;ind fn ther^e^y 



tta-'^'^'-'S -S€i>t., 1929-- 



NOTi:: If your father was raised ;io aj'c 18) by a stepmoLl 
another relative give tliat data on tlie back ol tlil: 
(A-2) . 



A-2 S tepgrandf ather (your father's side) 

Name Karl Karlson Current Residence Janesvllle, Wlsconsj 

Date of birth 28 October, 1912 Place of b ir th Stoughton, Wisconsin ( 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school § high school 3 vocational 

c„ 1 lege 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
Occupation(s) (after leaving home) 

1st Ja nesvllle pates 

Dates 

Dates 

Dates 



1st Molder 




Dates 


1st 


2nd Truck 


Driver 


Dates 


2nd 


3rd 




Dates 


3rd 


4 th 




Dates 


4th 


Rel igion 



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

Tface of marriage to your grandmother Janesvllle, Wis. date l J^Y * 195^ 
B-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your father's side) 

Name CurrentResidence 



Dateofbirth Placeofbirth 



Date of death Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school vocational 



coll 


ege 


Dates 




c c u 
ISL 


p a t i n ( s ) 


1st 


2nd 




Dates 


2nd 


3rd 




Dates 


3rd 


4 th 


glon 


Da tes 


4th 


Rel i 







PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



I'olitlcal party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Grandfatlier (your mother's side) 

Name John Martin Jacobs Current Residence 



Date of b i r t h ^5 November, 1902 p i a c e of b i r t h Benson, Illinois 

Date of death 9 J un e, 19 37 Place of burl a L Janesvllle, Wisconsin 

Educ-atlon (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school u vocational college 



c u p a t i o n ( s ) 

1st Factory Worker 


Dates 


1st 


2nd 
3rd 


Dates 
Dates 


2nd 
3rd 


4th 


Dates 


4th 


Religion Luthern 






Political parties , 


• i V i 1 or s o c: 1 


il clubs 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

J a nesvlll e 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



r a t e r n i t i ( 



Place of marriage to your grandmo th er JaneJSV_lll.e-,- Mi£L,_ '^''^ '^ '-'28--Sept,^--1927 

NOrK: If your mother was raised by a stepfather or another relative (to 
age 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-l) 

Grar.dmo tlier (your mother's side) 

Name Sthel Emily K ath C urrent Resld ence Janesv ine, WlBcond-n^ 

Date of birth ?3 D wc«°mbe r^ 190? Place of b i r th Janesvllle, Wisconsin 

Date' of death _Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school Ij, vocational college 

PLACE OF Ri:.S i Df;NCi: 
(alter 1 e a v 1 n g, home) 
Ik t Jane_SVille _ .. Dales 



Dates 
Dates 



Occupation (s) 

] s t Factory Worker 


Dates 


1st 


7nd Housewife 


Dates 


2nd 


3rd 

4th 


Dates 
Dates 


3rd 

4th 


Religion Luthern 







Political party, civil or social clubs, sororit 



Place of marriage to your 8 r a n d f a t h e rg^^yj^^.^2_T|^^ ]ili.g, I''» I '■ 2A Sept . ,192' 

NOTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (I" 

■^' *^'' tStVB th»-t data on the back of this page (IJ-:'; 



C-2 S tepgrandf a ther (your mother's side) 

Name James Joseph Delaney Current Residence^ 



Date of birth 20 May, 1908 
Date oi" death 12 March, I960 



Place of birth Janesville, Wisconsin 
Place of burial Janesvllle. Wlsconsl 



Education (number of years) 
grade school ^ high school_ 

Occupation(s) 



voca t iona 1 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



1st RalTroftfi 


Rftpalrman 


Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 


1st 

2nd 
3rd 
Ath 


Janesville 


Dates 




2nd 


Dates 




3rd 


Dates 




4th 


Dates 





Religion 


Catholic 













Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmo ther Janesville, Wis« 
D-2 S tepgrandmo the r (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

Place of blribh 



Datc 28 J 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of burial 



F.ducation (number of years) 

grade school .high school 



vocational 



Occupation 


(s) 






1st 






Dates 


1st 


2nd_ 






Dates 


2nd 


3rd_ 






Dates 


3rd 


4 th 


gion 




Dates 


4th 


Rel 




• 



<> I lege 



PLACE OF RESIDKNCK 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Da tes_ 

Dates 

Dates 



'olitical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage Lo your grandfather 



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:HI LDREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's nnme should appear below 

I . Name Glenn Russell Burdlck 

Place of birth_BeloltL^jLaW^IZl„date i^ January ,-3^32— 

Number of years of schooling: ^ ___0c c up .rt 1 o <£^SS^£nslneer 

Residence j^q^ ford, JU. Marital Status Married 

Number of children 1 Death 

!. N.m( QriLinft I3uan&_:BurdlclL 

r 1 ,1 c c> of h i r t h Jftnesvme^ Wis. d a t e 4 August. 19'^'i 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation 

Res i dence Milton, Wig, Mari tal Status Married 

Number of children 3 Death 



Name___ 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling__ Occupation 

R e s i d e n c e ^M a r j t a 1 Status 

Number of children Death 

N n ill e 

Place of birth ' ' d.itc 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status_ ' 

Numb er o f ch i Idren death 



Name 

1' lace of b i r t h d a t o 

Number of years of school ing_ Occupat 

K e side n c e Marl t a 1 Status 

Number ol children Death 

N a m e 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence__ Mar i tal Status 

Number of children dea th 

N a m e 

Placeofbirth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

R e s i d e n c e Ma rital Status 

Nur.be r of chi 1 dr en death 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling_ Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 

Name 



Place of birth 

Number o t years of schooling 



Resi 


lence 


M a r i t .1" 


Status 


Numb 


• r of c h i 1 d r (> 


1 


death 


Name 






P 1 a c 


• of birth 


( 


late 


Numb 
Res 1 


' r of years 
1 e n C I- 


schooling 

Mar 1 1 ,■ 


I 1 Slat UK 


Niniili 


■ r 1 c h 1 1 d r e 


) 


de.i 



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

1. Name Beverly Ann Jacobs 

Place of birth Janesvllle. Wis, date l5 Septem ber, 1930 
Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Secretary- 
Residence Rockford. 111. Marital Status Married 

Number of children 1 death 

2. Name John Jacobs, Jr. (Jack ie) '•■•'•. 
Place of birth Janesvllle, Wis. date 2Q May, 1933 

Number of years of schooling 5 Occupation_ 

Residence^ Marital Status ^_ 

Number of children death 4 June, 19^ 



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 

Number of children death 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Re s 1 d e n c e Mar i t a 1 S t a t us__ 

Number of children death 



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 

Number of children^j death 



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 

Number of childrenji death 



lace of b ir th 



Number of years of schooling ^ Occupation 

lU-sldc-nce _ Marital Status 

NuiMbrr of children death 



Your Father 

Name Glenn Russell Burdlck , Current Residence Roc^ford, Illinoi s 

Date of birth 4 January. 1912 Place of bitth Belolt. Wis. 

Date of Death Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school 4 vocational 2 college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t Church Furniture P teatHH-y is t janesvile. Wis. Da t e 8=to 1965 

2nd Chief Process Engi fttetKs 

3 rd Process Engineer d ate s 

4th Cost Estimator Dates 

Religion Luthem 



2nd Rockford, 


111. 


Dates 


3rd 




Dates 


4 th 




Dates 



Political parties, cS.vil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mo ther Janesville, Wis. date 11 May, 19 52 

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 Beverly Ann Jacobs Current Residence Rockford, IH, 

Date of birth 15 September, 1930 Place of b ir th Janeavin e, tftfi., 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade s chool 8 high r s chool 4 voca t ional co liege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Secretary Dates 1 s t _JanftaTilLfi*.vas, l^lates^ 

2nd Dates 2nd Rockford, 111. Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



4 th Dates 4 th Dates 

Religion Luthern 



t'olitlca] party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your father Jane SV ill e. Wis. date 11 _MatY.._L9.5-2 ! 

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



E-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 b ir th_ 
Place of burial 

vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd_ 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Dates 
Dates_ 
Dates 



PLace of marriage to your mother 
S Lcp mo the r 

Name 

Date of birth 



Date 



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 



voca t i onal 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



.2nd 
3rd 
4th 



Dates ^_ 

Dates [, 

Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororitie; 



Place of marriage to your father 



10 
CHILDREN OF E AND F (or E-2,F-2) -YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR BELOW 

N a me Deborah Ann Burdlck 

Place of birth Janesvllle, wis. Date of birth 7 May, 195^ 

Number of years of schooling 14^ Occupation Student 

Residence Rockfordt 111. Marital Status Single ^^ 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation^ 

Res i dence Mar 1 tal S tat us 

Number of children death 



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 



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 

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SOURCES 



1» Interviews 

a. Ethel Delaney 

b. Esther Karlson 
e. Karl Karlson 

d. Glenn Burdlck, Jr. 

e. Beverly Burdlck 

2. Letters 

a. Glenn Burdlck, Sr. 

b. Mrs. Robert Blank (Myrtle Burdlck) 

c. Mrs Roger DeYoung (Nellie Burdlck) 

3. Army Discharge Papers 

a. Karl Karlson 

b. Glenn Burdlck, Jr. 

c. James Delaney 

k. High School Year Books 



NOTE 

Due to divorce and family problems, it was 
difficult to obtain all information. I was 
also unable to obtain pormisslon to use any 
original pictures or documents. 



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GREAT-GRANDFATHER 
Orvllle Burdlck 



Orvllle Burdlck was born 25 March, I87O, In New 
Centervllle, Wisconsin. He died 28 October, 19^+8 in Wood- 
vllle, Wisconsin. 

Orvllle worked In an Iron ore mine. He had one brother 
that was killed in these mines, in an explosion. Orvllle 
continued to work there throughout his life. He was very 
well knovm as a drayman. A drayman was a person who made 
deliveries with horses. He was also a well knovjn horse 
trader. 

Orvllle Burdlck married Lillian May Osborne in I9O6. 
She was born 15 February, I889 and died 19 November, 1957. 
They had six children; Myrtle, Glenn, Gladys, Melvln, Nellie 
and Laverne. Two other children died at birth and Lavernc 
was born mute and crippled. 



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GRANDFATHER 
Glenn Otis Burdlck 

Glenn Otis Burdlck was born 5 May, 1908 In Spring Valley, 
Wisconsin. His father, Orvllle Burdlck, was born In New 
Centervllle, Wisconsin, and his mother, Llllle May Osborne, 
was born In Brookvllle-Eau Galley, Wisconsin. The Burdlck 
family originally came from New York. 

Glenn had seven brothers and sinters. Two of them died 
at birth and one was mute and crippled. 

When Glenn was a child, some of his friends and hlra 
would play In an old cave. They loved to explore through the 
cave. Years later, this cave was made Into a big tourist 
attraction In Spring Valley. 

Glenn remembers his grandmother smoking a clay pipe 
all the time. He also recalls the Eau Galley river flooding 
every spring. After the flood there would be four feet of 
mud on the floors in houses and stores. Today an earthen 
dam keeps the river from flooding. 

When Glenn was thirteen years of age he began working on 
a farm. He would work from sunrise to dark. After supper 
they made ice cream to be sold at the store. At the end of the 
day he received one dollar for his work. One winter he worked 
in the woods as a cooks helper. That summer he drove a 
team of horses, building a highway from Eau Claire to Knapp, 
Wisconsin. While working for the lumber company, Glenn met 
Esther Gilbertson in a store where he bought supplies. They 
dated for a short time and were married 8 September, 1929. 



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1 



They had two sons. The first was Glenn Russell, born 
k January, 1932 In Belolt, Wisconsin. The second son, 
Orville Duane, was born k August, 1935* In Janesvllle, 
Wisconsin, Then in 19^5* Glenn and Esther were divorced. 

Later Glenn married Irene Menegeard Chipman on 2 October, 
19^5. Glenn and Irene had three children; Thomas born 18 
September, 19^+6, Linda born 20 September, 19^9 » and James 
born 20 November 1950, 

Glenn worked at General Koters for seventeen years, 
then he had his own oil station for about three years. He 
then went to work for Ossits Church Furniture factory for 
fifteen years. He retired at the age of sixty-five as a 
night watchman at the Rock River Cotton Mills, 

Today, Glenn and Irene live in Wautoma, Wisconsin, 
They traveled acrosa the United States for about five months 
in I975-I976. He is enjoying his retirement. 



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GRANDMOTHER 
Astrld (Esther) Otllla Gllbertson 

Astrid Otilla Gllbertson was born 6 September, 1908 In 
Dallas, Wisconsin, She was the third child of four to be 
born to Asta Myhre and Ole Gulbrandson. Astrid was originally 
named after the Queen of Norway. She changed her name to 
Esther vjhen she began school. Her father's name was changed 
from Gulbrcindson to Gllbertson when he came to the United 
States from Norway. 

The family lived on a small farm for several years, then 
bought an eight room house In Dallas, Wisconsin. The house 
had five bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, lights 
and outside plumbing. The family never had a radio while 
Esther v;as at home. Her parents bought one in 1932. 

Esther slept with her brother until her two sisters 
left home, then she got a room of her ovm. The childrcns* 
Jobs were to make the beds, clean the house, bring in wood and 
water and scrub the floors, 

Dallas, Wisconsin was a small town. All the neighbors 
looked after each other. When someone was sick, the neighbors 
would al-ways help. Whenever there was a wedding or a funeral 
the stores would close and everyone v^ould attend. 

- -Every Sunday Esther went to Sunday School. She sang in 
the choir, always attended Young People's Society and took 
part In each Christmas and Easter program. 

In school, Esther studied all the required courses such 
as reading, writing, arithmetic and history. She also played 
center on the basketball team In school. 



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V/hen Esther was seventeen years of age she started working 
in a grocery store. While working there she met Glenn Oiis 
Burdick, who was a customer. He always stopped in to pick 
up supplies for the lumber camp where he worked. Esther and 
Glenn dated for about seven months and were married 8 
September, 1929 in Redwing, Minnesota. They moved to Beloit, 
Wisconsin, where Esther gave birth to her first son. Glenn 
Russell was born ^ January, 1932 and Orville Duane was born 
i| August 1935, In Janesville, Wisconsin. 

Esther and Glenn were married about sixteen years, then 
in 19'^5 they were divorced. 

In 19^8, Esther was introduced to Karl Karlson through 
a good friend. They dated for about one and a half years 
and were married 1 July, 1950. This past July they celebrated 
their tvjenty-fifth anniversary. 

Esther was employed at Rock River Woolen Mills until 
1962, when the corapany moved out of tov-m. She then went to 
work for the Hough Shade Company in Janesville. She worked 
there for about eleven years and retired in May, 197'+. 
Today she Is a deaconess and active member of her church. 



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GRANDFATHER 
Karl Karl son, Jr. 

Karl Karlson, Jr. was born 28 October, 1912 In Stoughton, 
Wisconsin, His father, Karl Karlson, Sr, , was employed as 
a molder. His mother, Dagmar Johanson, was a housewife, 
Karl had three brothers, Barney, who was recently transfer ed 
to a home; Henry, who was killed at Angela Beach; and Erllng, 
who died about eight years ago. 

The family lived in a two-story house. The house contained 
two bedrooms downstairs, one bedroom in the attic, kitchen, 
living room-dining room combination, bathroom, basement, 
and a porch. The boys always slept together. The chores 
were typical of the times. They had to keep up the yard, 
bring in v;ood and water, etc. 

Most all of the relatives lived in or around Stoughton. 
None of them lived with Karl and his family. They always 
celebrated birthdays and Christmas, and attended weddings and 
funeral s . 

In school, Karl studied the usual sub;5ects such as reading, 
writing, history, arithmetic, etc. He also studied bookkeeping, 
typing, and played the coronet in the band. 

Karl's main occupation was a molder. He made molds for 
steel castings and used tools such as riddles, shovels, 
trowels, slicks, lifters and mallets. He mixed sand and 
made facing washes, also did bench, machine and floor moldings, 
plate molding and core making. 

As a secondary occupation he was a light truck driver. 



He drove a one and one half ton truck with straight and 
soml-tank bodies. Ke hauled cattle and gasoline at night. 
He worked for Highway Trailer Company In Edgerton, V/lsconsln 
and Ralph Knight Company In Stoughton, Wisconsin. 

Karl was drafted Into the army in 19^2, during World 
War II, He went through two months of basic training. In 
the service Karl was a light truck driver. He drove two and 
a half ton trucks and four ton semi-truck and trailer attached. 
He carried aiMiunltlon and rations to the lines, in all weather 
and during blackouts and nights. He also made first echelon 
maintenance on vehicles. 

He fought in the battles of Tunisian, Naples-Foggla, 
Rome-Arno, No. Appennines and P.O. Valley. He received the 
European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, a silver star, 
one service stripe, five service stars and a good conduct 
medal. He was eligible for the purple heart but never claimed 
it. He was discharged in October, 19^5« 

Upon return from the service, Karl was divorced from 
his wife. In 19^8, Karl was introduced to Esther Burdick. 
The dated for about one and a half years and 1 July, 1950, 
they vjere married. This past July, they celebrated their 
twenty-fifth anniversary. 

Today Karl is still working for Highway Trailer. He has 
been employed there for about thirty-five years. 



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FATHER 
Glenn Russell Burdlck, Jr. 

Glenn Russell Burdlck, Jr. was the oldest of the two boys 
born to Glenn and Esther Burdick. He was born ^- January, 1932, 
in Belolt, Wisconsin, 

When Glenn was young, he almost completely severed his 
tongue. It was sewn up on their kitchen table. Doctors did 
most of their business in the patient's home. 

The most popular games at that time were war games. 
It was right after World War II, Commandoes was among the 
most popular games, but they also played cowboys and Indians 
and kick-the-can. Glenn and his friends spent most of their 
day at the swimming beach in Janesville, Wisconsin, Radio 
was the only other form of entertainment they had. They 
did not have a television. 

Glenn attended school until tenth grade. He then got 
his first full time 50b working for Rex Photo Company, devel- 
oping film., Wisconsin has a state law that each child must 
attend school until eighteen years of age. Because of this 
law, he attended a vocational school one day per week after 
work. There he learned woodworking, machine shop, auto 
mechanics, drafting and mathematics. 

Glenn quit the photo company to get a better Job at 
Libby's Canning Company. There he put the cans in a labeling 
machine. From there he went to work for Midwest Housing 
where he built prefabricated housing for the army, Glenn 
also worked as a spray-painter for the houses. Later he 



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went to work for Osslts Church Furniture Company. He 
repaired furniture and ran a sander. 

While in high school, Glenn met Beverly Jacobs. Their 
dates were usually to movies, ice skating, bike riding or 
playing cards with Beverly's mother. Glenn always took his 
brother with him on dates. Since his mother did not know 
Glenn was dating, it was a good cover-up. On double dates 
they usually went to movies, out to eat or on a picnic. On 
11 May, .1952, Glenn and Beverly V7ere married, 

5 November, 1952, Glenn was drafted into the army. He 
served almost two years. Nine months of the two years was spent 
in Korea. While in the army he received a National Defense 
Service Medal, Korean Service Ribbon, United Nations Service 
Medal and an Honorable Discharge. 

When he returned from the service, he went back to work 
at Osslts Furniture Company. Between 1955 and 195^, he worked 
part time at Shell Gas Station in Janesville, In May, 195^, 
Glenn and Beverly had a daughter. Later Glenn went to work 
for Yates American, He started on a sheet metal Job and 
worked his way up to Chief Process Engineer. Whl^e at Yates 
American he went to school to take a few classes that would 
help with his Job. 

From Yates American, Glenn went to Atwood Vacuum Machine 
Company in Rockford, Illinois. He began as a cost estimator. 
In 1965, he moved his family to Rockford, Illinois to be 
closer to his Job. 

After moving to Rockford, Glenn went back to school to 
get his high school diploma. On 28 May, I969, he graduated 



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at Rook Valley College to help better himself at his Job, 
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Into Service j 

Six Janesville 

Men in Contingent j 

to Report Wednesday 

Twent>'-six Rock counU' indue- ' 
' tees will be sworn into the Himcd; 
I forces Wednesday in Milwaukee.! 
I They will repoit at the Beloit post[ 
t .office at 7:30 a.m. that day, to go 
to Milwaukee by bus. j 

The contingent includes the fol-1 
lowing : 

Janesville, — James A. Ba'la.«s,[ 
route 1; Richard Langer, MB N.i 
Garfield avenuo; Walter .licaborg 
Jr., route 2; John F. Butlers. 2220 
Pleasant street; Harold Rogers,' 
78 S. Main street; Glenn R. Bur-' 
dick. 450 Glen street. ! 

Beloit— Douglas Noss, route 3;j 
Ronald Marsh, route 1; Marvin f 
Mauel; Kenneth Posey; William i 
D. Atkinson, route 1; Richard Ren-5 
ly ; Gordon Tucker , Carl Edwards ; '1 
Duane Freitag; David Panek;* 
John Patterson; Leon Sweat. ! 

Milton— George H. Gray. 

E\ansvil!p linmer Hefty; Roger' 
Sell; Kenneth Moore, route 1. 

Clinton— Kdwin Peterson. 

Milton Junction— Russell Zastou- 
pil, i-oute 1. 

Brodhead— Robert Blaser. 

Cflbb, Wis.- Roy Willis. 

A group will be ordered to re- 
port for physical exams late in 
No\ember, 



26 Young Men^ 
Begin Army Duty 

, Twenty-six Rock county youth.?! 
.began army duty Wednesday when' 
jthey were sworn into the armed 
iforces in Milwaukee. The contin- 
gent of selectees included young 
men between the ages of 20 and 
22, according to Tom Walljn, chief 
clerk of the Rock county selective 
service board. 

A group has been ordered for' 
pre-induction tests Monday, Nov. 
24. These men range in age from 
MO to the o lder men who have re-* 

cently been reclassified for various' 
reasons. j 

Men inducted Wednesday were 
the following: 

Janesville — James A. Bar- 
lass, route 1; Richard Langer, 819; 
:N. Garfield avenue; Walter Sea-. 
borg Jr., i»ute 2; John F. Butters,'' 
2220 Pleasant street; Harold Rog-; 
lers, 78 S. Main street; Glenn R. 
jBurdick, 450 Glen street. 
I beloitr- Douglas Noss, route 3; 
Ronald Marsh, route 1; Marvin 
Mauel; Kenneth Posey; William 
D. Atkinson, route 1; Richard Ren- 
ly; Gordon Tucker; Carl Edwards; 
Duane Freitag; David Panek; 
Jghn Patterson; Leon Sweat. 



! Mr. and Mr.s. 0;frn P., Pun-;rk' 
have moved from 4M Glen .street' 
to an apartment at 3*5 N. Chit- 
ham street. Mr. , Burriick wn-? *'v' 
ducted into the armed forrr-, 
Wedne.-sday ivifh a contingent of. 
RocJc county selectees. 



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[Chatham street, and Mr.i. William 
|Atkinson, route 4. have returned 
from Fort Sill, Okla., where they 
ispent the holidays with their hus- 
iband.s, Pvts. Glenn R. Burdick and 
IWilliam Atkin.son. The men are u 
'taking their_ basic training. | 



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t>vt. Glenn R. Burdick, husband 
of Mrs. Beverly Burdick .'.3S N. 
g^i^U street, is tokin^h.sbayo| 

Sill, Okln. He 
was employed 
Bt the Ossit 
Church Furni- 
ture Co., prior 
to his induction 
Nov. 5. . , I 

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Is the son of 

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Bon» H4> S. 
Jackson street, 

and Glenn O. 

Glenn Burdick Burdick. 1019 

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Twcntv-six Rock cnunty yo\mR men left Beloit this morning for induction in the armed service. The group 
represented one of the county's largest draft calls under the currefit selective service program. Pictured 
here arc (from left) row one— Richard P. Kort. Kenneth L. Moore. Gordon E. Tucker, John F. Butters, 
Harold L. Rogers, James A. Barlass, William D. Atkinson, Roy E. Willis; row two— Roger 0. SeU, Rich- 
ard D. Langer. Walter O. Scasborg, Jr.. Douglas E. Noss, Homer L. Hefty, Edwin Peterson, Duane T. 
Freitag; row three— John W. Patterson. George H. Gray. Richard L. Renly, Glenn R. Burdick: fourth 
row— Rolx>rt 0. Blazer, KciUieth B. Posey, Carl L. Edwards, Russell R. Zastoupil: row five— Ronald L. 
Marsh. Leo Swent and Marvin R. Mauei. The group w-as given advice and a "bon voyage" talk by J. 
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GREAT-GRANDFATHER 
Albert VonKuth 

Albert VonKuth was born In Germany on 2? December, I876, 
and died 195^» He had two sisters and three brothers. When 
Albert was six years of age, 1882, his family came to the 
United States. His father, Lev^is VonKuth, dropped the Von 
to make the name easier, but when the immigration papers 
came back the name v?as printed as Kath, 

Albert married Emma Weckwerth 11 April, I9OI, He was 
employed as a bricklayer. He built factories, churches, 
houses, etc. When the weather was nice he often worked six 
to seven days a week. 

GREAT-GRANDMOTHER 
Weckwerth 



Emma Weckwerth was born in Germany on 11 June, I883 and 
died in 19^3. She had two brothers and one sister. At the 
age of four, Emma, her mother, and her brothers aid sisters 
came to the United States. Emma's mother, Freda Hulda, came 
to live by her brother who V7as already in the States. Emma's 
father remained in Germany. The family first came to Milvraukee, 
Wisconsin and later moved to Janesvllle, Wisconsin. 

Emma married Albert Kath 11 April, I9OI. They had ten 
-children: (in order of birth) Margaret, Carl, Ethel, Verne, 
Hilda, Ellsworth, Lillian, Lorraine, Raymond and Albert. 
All are still living today. Margaret was a weaver at the 



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Rock River Woolen Mills In Janesvllle and is retired today. 
Carl was a cab driver. Ethel wor]:ed for Rock River Woolen 
Mills and Norwood Mills, both in Janesvllle. she is also 
retired. Verne was in the service, was a farmer, and works 
at the Yates American Factory. Hilda became a housewife. 
Ellsworth worked at Rock River Woolen Mills, and later became 
a steel worker. Lillian Is a saleslady in a clothing store. 
Lorraine is a supervisor of a dry cleaning business in 
Rockford, P?- and Albert -ere both in World War II axid Albort 
was a prisoner of war in Germany. Today Ray is a salesman 
and Albert works at General Motors. 



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GRANDFATHER 
John Martin Jacobs 

John Martin Jacobs was born 25 November, 1902 in Benson, 
Illinois, He came from a family of average wealth, John was 
employed by Rock River Woolen Milfe in Janesville, Wisconsin, 
as a machinist. 

When John was twenty-four years of age he met Ethel 
Kath, They dated for about ona year and ^-tere raarrled 28 
September, 192?. 

John never served in the service because it was during 
the time of the great depression. 

Most of the time John worked at the Woolen Mills, but 
when he was not working he would go to a farm to work. He 
vrould have to get up early and walk to the highway. There a 
bread truck would pick him up and give him a ride. At night 
he would find a ride home. By working on the farm, John was 
able to bring home some vegetables that were not the best, 
plus the bread man would give him some old bread. There was 
alvrays food for the children to eat but this was only poseible 
Bometimes, if Ehtel and John did not eat. Then on 9 June, 
193?, John was killed in a factory accident. 



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FINAL STOCKS 
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JANESVILLE 



VOL. 86. NO. 55. 92ND YEAR 



ASSOCIATED PRESS AND TR ANSRA^IO PRES S REPORT 

CIBCIJLATION XVESUW 



J A N E S V I L L E , W I S C > 



Employe Killed 
at Woolen Mills 



John Jacobs 
Is Crushed 
in Machinery 

Dies 15 Minutes After Ac 
cident; Funeral to Be 
Held Friday. 

Dragged into a fulling mill at 
the Rock River Woolen Mills when 
his right arm became caught m 
the gears, John M. Jacobs, 34, oJ 
502 Lincoln street, was fatally m- 
jured about 7:30 a. m. Wednesday^ 
,He died in Mercy hospital about 15 
minutes after the accident. 

No one saw the accident happen 
but it vvas believed that it occurred 
when he was wiping grease or oil 
rtfthe gears or shaft w.thou^st^p- 

S^^Zr^ -adTrUany 
crushed. ., , 

He was taken to Mercy hospital 
In^e^lice ambulance by Officer 
^ovilnn lames Fireman Alex An- 
S SarHodge, 413 North Ter- 
race street, and Garth Manz, route 
2 the latter two fellow employes 

V^'As was born on Nov^ 25^ 
l»o" at Ben.son, 111., and had been 
» resident of the city since 19^7. 
He was ntaried to Ethel Kath on 
Sept 28, 1927. in the parsonage of 
St PauVs Lutheran 'burch, of 
u^^ich he was a member. He had 
been'^Sloyed at the woolen mills 
since St reopened in July, 1933 

Surviving are lus widow, two 
chUdren. Jackie. 4. and Bev-erly 
■ Ann. 6: his mother, two '^/°^'^!^' 
Edward and Ernest, and two s.s 
tvTs Lena and Zena, all of Ben; 
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GRANDMOTHER 
Ethel Delaney 

Ethel Emily Kath was born 23 December, 190?, In 
Janesvllle, Wisconsin. She was the third child out of ten, 
born to Albert and Emma Weckwerth Kath. 

As a young girl, her family noved to Emerald Grove, 
tfisconsin. There they lived in a seven room home. The house 
conclct-d of four bedrooms, dining room, large kitchen, living 
room and bathroom. Most of the living was done in the dining 
room vihere the stove was. 

Ethel and her sisters slept together and the brothers 
slept together, Albert and Emma Kath slept downstairs. 

There were six children born before the family moved to 
Emerald Grove^ The other four were born in Emerald Grove. 

There were no other relatives that lived with them. 
It was Just the family. All other relatives and parents 
remained in Janesvllle, Wisconsin. 

The chores around the house were split between the girls 
and the boys. The girls were responsible for helping to make 
the beds, do the dishes, help with the housework, ironing, 
gardening and canning. 

The boys were responsible for the "mens*" Jobs, They 
consisted of mowing the lawn, shoveling the snow, bringing 
flrev7ood and water into the house, feeding the chickens and 
and working in the garden. Both the boys and the girls were 
responsible for keeping track of the children. 

On holidays the family enjoyed many activities together. 



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On a nice summer day, they would have a game of baseball or 
go on a picnic. During the fall they enjoyed hay rides, and 
during the winter months they would go ice skating, sledding 
or on sleigh rides. 

Emerald Grove was a relatively small village. Across 
the street from their home was a church, Ethel spent much 
of her leisure time at the church. She belonged to the choir 
and frequently sang in church. The church also sponsored 
volleyball games, hayrides and slelghrldes* picnics, suppers, 
parties, and box socials. Box socials were vjhere the girls 
fixed lunches in a box. At the picnic they put numbers on 
these boxes. The boys would then draw a number and that 
was the lunch they got and the girl they v:ould eat with, 

Ethel attended a Luthern school until she was thirteen 
years of age. It was a two room school house. There she 
studied reading, writing, arithmetic, history, geography and 
religionc They played games such as Jacks, Jump rope, played 
on the swings and the teter-totor. 

When she was thirteen her family moved to Emerald Grove. 
In Emerald Grove she attended a one room schoolhouse that 
contained all eight grades. The on:.y thing between her house 
and the school vras a large garden. In the school she studied 
reading, vnriting, arithmetic, history and geography. 

Religion played an Important role in her life as a child. 
Everyday there were prayers before meals and before retiring 
to bed. Her mother would read them Bible stories and they 
attended church every Sunday, 



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The first car and radio the family had was bought In 
1920 or 1921. They also had a record player that played only 
one record at a time and that needed to be wound by hand. 
They got much enjoyment out of listening to it. 

When she was seventeen years of age, Ethel went to 
work for Rock River Woolen Mills. There she met John Jacobs, 
In 1926, they began dating. They spent most of their time 
at movies and dances and were never required to take 
chap er ones. 

Ethel and John were married 28 September, 192? in 
Janesville, V/isconsin. After marralge, Ethel quit her Job at 
the Woolen Mills and became a housewife. 

They had two children, Beverly Ann Jacobs and John Martin 
Jacobs, Jr. Beverly vjas born 15 September, 1930. John 
(nicknamed Jackie) was born 20 May, 1933* Her husband died 
only four years later. He was killed in a factory accident 
on 9 June, 1937. Ethel was then promised a life-time Job 
with Rock River Woolen Mills until 19^2, when the factory 
moved out of town. 

On 4 June, 19^3, Jackie drovrned while attending a school 
picnic at Riverside Park in Janesville. There he fell off 
what is known as the Devil's Staircase. 

In 1938, Ethel's brother-in-law introduced her to James 
Delaney. They dated for about seven years. Their dates 
consisted mostly of dances, movies, ball games and playing 
cards. 

James went into the service in 19^1 and was released in 
19^5. Ethel and James were married 28 June, 19^5. After 

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his discharge James worked on the railroad In Janesvllle, 

Wisconsin and also sang commercials for Colvln*s Bakery on 

that 
the radio. At-^time all commercials were live and he had 

to report to the station everyday. 

On 12 March, I96O, James died of cancer. 

In 1962 after Rock River Woolen Mills moved, Ethel 

to 

Delaney went-'-work for Norwood Mills, Norwood Mills is a 
company in Janesvllle that makes fake fur and fur rugs. 
During her time there she worked in the rug department as an 
inspector. At the time of her retirement, 1973 ♦ she was making 
$2,80 per hour which is relatively low for today, for factory 
work. 

Today Ethel is living in Janesvllle. She belongs to 
the Senior Citizens Club and the Railroad Auxiliary Club. 
She plays cards with some friends once or twice a month on 
Sundays and also enjoys embroidery, crocheting and yard work. 



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2:45 r. M. 

A 10-year-old boy believed to 
he 'Jackie Jacobs, 326 Park ave- 
nue, was drownctl (his after- 
roon in Rock river near the 
north end of Riverside paric 
Police were informed that four 
boys were playing on the Devil's 
Staircase when one of them, be- 
lieved to he Jacobs, slipped and 
fell into the water. 

Xhe boy was attrnding St. 
Paul's Lutheran school picnic. 
He is the sou of IMrs. Ethel 
Jacobs, whose husband, John, 
was killed in an accident six 
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Services Held 
for River Victim 

Fourth giadt^ pupils of .^^ Paul's 
Lulheian school acterl as lionoiaiv 
pallbearers and plavmates were 
active bearers at the funeral of 
John (Jackie) Jacobs, 10. son of 
Mrs. Ethel Jacobs, 326 Park ave- 
nue, held at 2:30 p. ni. Monda\ in 
St. Paul's church. Jackie 'was 
drowned last. Friday while attend- 
ing the school picnic in Riverside 
park. 

The Rev. B. C. Gumz. .S(. Paul's 
church, officlalpd and the .school 
children provided the song service. 
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Recover Body | 
of Drowned Boy | 

Jackie Jacobs Dies 
After Fall Into Rock 
River Near Park 

The body of .lackie Jacobs, 10, 
ihe Ihu-d Rock counly drowning 
victim in a week and the fourth 
I this year, was recovered from Rock 
\-ev near llie Devil's Staircase at 
'the north end of Riverside park at 
4-20 p m Kridav. 
The boj -.on of Mrs. Ethel Ja- 
cobs, 326 Park | 
ivenue. slippedJ 
liom tlie rocksl 
\nd fell intol 
ilie river at^ 
about 2 p. 
while playing^ 
with three oth- 
er boys who at- |J 
f f ,^ tempted to 

( ue liim withl 
long sticks. 
WRen they.wert 
unable to read 
Jackie Jacobs hmi, they ran 
latk along a iiver path to the, 
531 k and lepoited to Mike Melan, 
.aietdkei who called police. ' 

Eignt boats weie immediately 
dispatched to the scene and drag- 
gmg actuitits weie started. Dep- 
police and firemen dragged 
tilt ii\er fiom boats until the body 
was recovered by Deputy Lorenzo 
Cain at 4:20 p. m. 

The Jacobs boy was playing on 
the rocks with James Schiefelbein, 
in, route 2, Edwin Goede, 10, of 
403 Linn street, Donald Manthei, 
j n. of 261 S. High .street, and Allen 
Burkheimer, 9, of route 2. All 
v\cre attending a picnic of St. 
Paul's l.utlieran .school. 

The Devil's Staircase, a rock 
formation, is in the extreme nortli 
end of the park along the west 
shore of the river. It is reached 
by a trail that goes along the river 
bank, the patli in many places be- 
ing 8 to 10 feet above the water 
level. The place where the boy 
fell into tlie water was alon; 
trail about 25 yards below tlie 
Devil's Staircase, a drop oi: about 
six feet straight down a rock ledge. 
The bodv was recovered from 



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pir.s. Albert Kath, died May 2 thisl 
fyear. i 

I He Is survived by his mother; I 
lone .sister, Beverly Ann. 12; hi.s' ' 
[grandfaiher, Albert Kath, Emer- 
ald Crovc; his grandmother, Mr.'i. 
Ella Phillips. Benson, 111.; six aunts 
and seven uncles. 

P'uneral services will be held at 
2 p. m. Monday in the Jacobs 
home and at 2:30 in St. Paul's 
' Lutheran church, the Rev. E. A. L. 
Trcu. assi.sted by the Rev. B. C. 
I Gumz, assistant pastor, officiating. 
Fourth grade pupils will be hon- 
oiary pallbearers. Burial will be 
in Oak Hiil cemetery. 

The body will be remo\ ed to 
the Jacobs home from the Reining 
funeral home at 3:30 p. m. Satur- 
da\ and friends may call at the 
home. ^ 

Boats used in the search for the 
body were obtained from the fire 
trlepartment, city beach, ■sheriff: 
rlepartment, Leo Spangler, Denni 
Icasey and George Babco 
youths also assisted 
from a canoe 



langler, Dennis , 
Babcock, Two 
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GRANDFATHER 
James Joseph Delaney 

James Joseph Delaney v;as born 20 May, I9O8 In Janesvllle, 
Wisconsin. 

He played football, baseball, and basketball In high 
school. He also played the violin and the piano. In 1932 
and 1933 James and his brother. Gene, sang commercials for 
Colvln's Bakery in Janesvllle. Each day they had to report 
to the V'CLC radio station. They were knoivn as "Jim and Gene, 
Honey Curst Harmony Team." 

James was a repairman for the Northwestern Railroad in 
Janesvllle. In 1938, he met Ethel Jacobs. They were intro- 
duced by Ethel »s brother-in-law. Their dates consisted mainly 
of movies, ball games, dances and playing cards, 

2 March, 19^2, James Delaney was drafted into the army. 
He served in the United States Army for a total of five and 
a half years, two years he was on call. James served seven 
months and twelve days in foreign service. V/hlle In the army 
he received a good conduct medal, Asiator Pacific Theater 
Ribbon, five oversea bars, and one service stripe. He was 
a Corpral Technician 4. He drove ammunition trucks in Guam, 
and in Hawll he vjas a mechanic on trucks and field maintenance 
on all vehicles. James came home in June, 19^5 • James was 
released from the army in September, 19^+5 and received an 
honorable discharge 22 July, 19'+7. He married Ethel Jacobs 
28 June, 19^5. 

After his return from the service, he went back to work 
for the railroad. On 12 March, I96O, James Delaney died of 
cancer. 

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Beverly Ann Jacobs was born 15 September, 1930. She had 
one brother who was born two years after her and died when 
he was ten. Beverly's father died when she was six years of 
age. After that her mother went back to work and Beverly 
was very independant. Prom the age of ten or slightly younger 
she kept houss and did the cooking. 

As a child Beverly was sick quite often with bronchial 
asthma. Most treatment was always done in the hone. Even 
when she had her tonsils out, it was done on the kitchen 
table. In 1975* Beverly went into the hospital for an 
operation. One week after the operation she developed a 
blood clot in her lung and almost died. Today she is doing 
well. 

Each Sunday Beverly and her brother were allowed to go 
see a movie, but only if they would get up in the morning 
and go to church. Movies at that time only cost ten cents. 
They each got a dime but there was not enough mon^y for 
refreshments, Beverly sang in the choir at her church, belonged 
to Young People's Society and later she taught Sunday School 
for three years. 

Most of the time she played in large groups of about 
fifteen to twenty kids. They enjoyed playing cowboys and 
Indians, paper dolls, making doll clothes, leaf houses, forts, 
playing marbles, hopscotch, Jacks, and Jump rope. In the 
winter they always went ice skating and sliding in the street. 



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played cut-the-ple (a game where you make a pie In the snow 
and cut it. You then play tag vjlthout going out of the llnec.) 
They also made angels in the snow and had snowball fights, 

Beverly attended St, Paul's Luthern School for grades 
one through eight. There was a graduation ceremony and each 
student received a diploma. She then attended Janesville 
High School for grades nine through twelve, graduating in 
19^9. V/hile in high school, Beverly had a pen pal In Turkey. 
They corresponded frequently and he sent her pictures of 
himself and his country. 

In 1947, Beverly met Glenn Burdick on a hay ride. It 
was much later before he asked her for a date. When they 
went out they went to a. movie, ice skating, played cards with 
Beverly's mother, or went bike riding. They always took 
Glei-m's brother, Orville, with them. When they double dated 
it was usually to a movie, out to eat or on a picnic. Since 
they were still in high school, they walkecyeverywhere they v;ent, 

On 11 May, 1952, Beverly and Glenn were married in St. 
Paul's Luthern Church in Janesville. On 5 November, 1952 
Glemi was drafted into the army. Beverly regained in Janes- 
ville until 1953 when she Joined her husband in Ft. Sill, 
Oklahoma. They returned home again that same year. Glenn 
was liome for about three weeks and vxas then sent to Korea. 

They made their first home on Glen Street In Janesville, 
Wisconsin. They later moved to 333 N. Chatham and 462 N. 
Chatham, in Janesville. It was in 195^ that they had their 
first and only child, Deborah Ann. In 1959, the family moved 
to 1550 South Wlllard Avenue in Janesville. They remained 



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there for several years. In 1965, the family moved to Its 
present location. 63IO Beech Street, m Rockford, Illinois. 

After graduation Beverly got a Job working for the 
Chamber of Commerce In Janesvllle. She was fired In I952 
because she got married. From 1952 to 1953 Beverly worked for 
the Boy Scouts of America but quit when she went to Ft. Sill, 
Oklahoma to Join her husband. She returned to Janesvllle 
and went to work for Lewis, Jensen and Arthur Insurance Company. 
There she worked for two years until her daughter was born. 
Beverly remained a housewife until 1969. During this time 
she cleaned house for people and took In Ironings. In I969 
she got a job as a secretary In the library at Harlem High 
School m Loves Park, Illinois where she is still employed 
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I, Deborah Aim Burdlck was born 7 May, 1956 to Glenn 
and Beverly Burdlck. I was born at Mercy Hospital In 
Janesville, Wisconsin. I lived In Janesvllle until I was 
ten years of age, then my family moved to Rockford, Illinois, 

When we lived In Janesvllle, my family had a swimming 
pool In the back yard. It was small, about six feet across, 
but all the neighborhood kids loved to play In It, We also 
played house and dolls, Jump rope, hlde-and-go-seek, tag, 
loved to crack rocks open, rode bicycles, loved to make forts 
out of leaves and snow and go on picnics. Also In the winter 
we would make angels In the snow, have snowball fights, make 
snowmen and slides. There was a planter in front of our 
house that was always fun to jump off and land In leaves 
or snow. 

I was brought up In a very Christian fashion, I attended 
St. Paul!s Luthern Church and Sunday School each Sunday. 
There were prayers before each meal and before going to bed 
at night. I waf? confirmed 17 Kay, 1970, at Concordia Luthern 
Church in Rockford. 

I attended Lincoln grade school in Janesville, Wisconsin. 
At that time we would walk through a big open field. Today 
the field is a subdivision. In grade school we studied the 
basic subjects such as, writing, reading, mathematics, music, 
art, etc, I also sang in the choir. 

When I was ten years of age my parents moved to Rockford, 
Illinois, There was three months between leaving Janesville 

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and moving to Rockford In which v;e lived with my grandmother, 
Ethel Delaney. In Rockford I attended Windsor School for 
grades five and six. For grades seven and eight, I went to 
Marshall Kiddle School. I joined the band then, I played the 
clarinet and usually held first or second cl;alr. V-y closest 
friend and I always changed chairs each week. I played my 
first solo then, and \Jon a first on it. I also studied 
English, Mathematics, History, Science, and Spanish, 

For nlneih, tenth, eleventh and tvrelfth grades, I attended 
Harlem High School. I was moved to the Symphonic Band, which 
is the top band, the second semester I was there. I also 
belonged to many clubs; Future Homemakers of America, 
Library Club, Future Teachers of America, Girl's Athletic 
Association and Foreign Exchange Club for a short time. I 
was an aide in the library and a teacher's aide. The first 
year I worked at Windsor School. The last three years I 
worked at the high school with the learning disabled and at 
Hamilton School with the mentally handicapped. In my Junior 
year I was the Girl's State Representative for Harlem, and 
in my senior year I was r-.ccepted into National Honor Society, 

It was in tenth grade that* met my fiancee'', Tim Stolberg. 
At the time of this paper wg have been dating for four and 
one half years, and plan to be married in three years. Dates 
consisted mainly movies and bowling with an occasional dance. 

Last year my family hosted a foreign exchange student 
from Brazil. Her name was Satle Okada. We enjoyed it but 
would not have, another. It was a lot of work and we did not 
get along with her very well. 



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Presently I- am attending Rock Valley College and will 
graduate 20 May, 1976. I intend to teach the mentally 
handicapped after graduation from Northern Illinois University, 
I am worlcing ^art time at nights as a salesclerk in a depart- 
ment store, and before that I worked for McDonald's Inc. 



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FULL NAME OF CHILD EthelL EHiilie Kath 



COPY OF BIRTH RECORD 



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RESIDENCE Jane svi lie 


RESIDENCE Jane 3 V 111* 


Color AGE AT LAST i COLOR AGE AT LAST 

OR RACE white BIRTHDAY 31 WhltS BIRTHDAY .25 

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BIRTHPLACE Germany 

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BIRTHPLACE Germany 

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|mother now living? 5P5^X 

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I hereby certify tliat I attended the birth of this child, and that it occured on 
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( 'When there was no attending physician ) 
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(Signature) .?.♦ B, Famsworth 

(Physican orXKDCIO 

Address Janetvi31e, Tis. 



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W. D, Merritt 

Local Registrar. 



State of Wisconsin, / 

Rock County , J, MAURICE W. SMITH, Rcgist.r of Deeds in and for said Rock County, do hereby 

certify that I have compared the foregoing and aruiexcd copy of the record of Oirth OX Ethel Emily 

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In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set 
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WISCONSIN 

STATE BOARD 

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MADISON 



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in the Official Records of the State of Wisconsin in the 
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CANODE, DEBRA UJANEV 1957- 



YIM': IM.KASI 
I STORY . 



LACK THHSF, SHKKTS AT THE FRON' 



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Coniributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collect! mi 



J So thai 

others s t u ch 
below. Tlii; 
1 n I (J an 1 n d ( 



your family history can h 
II ('. American families, we 



iiade more useful to his tor 
' asking you to fill ou L tl 
will take you only a few minutes, and will be e a s i 1 v i 
which will permit archive users ready access lo just 



kinds of family histories needed 
I. SURVKY 



Your name 

Date of forr 



Debra Lu ane Canode 
April 26, 1976 

R ock Valley Co l lege 
R o c'k f o r d , I 1 1 i n o i s 



Office Use Code 

(ID // ) 

(II) // ) 



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



JC_Before 17 50 
1850-1900 



1750-1800 1800-1850 

1900 or later 



Please check a I 1 regions of the United States in whi^ 
your family whom you have discussed in your paper ha- 



memt)e r: 
lived. 



X New Fngland (Mass . ,(:onn . ,R . I . ) X Middle A t I a n t i c (N . Y . , I'l' n na . , N 

Va.) South Atlan tic (Ga . , Fia . ,N .C . ,S .C . ) liast South Central 

Cl,a . ,Miss . ,A1 a . ,i'enn,Ky . ) _; _W(3st South C:cn t r a 1 ( Ar k . , N . M . , Te x . , dk . ) 

X K a s t North C e n t r a 1 (Mi ch . , Oh i o , I nd . ) Pac i f i c (Ca 1 . , Wa s h . ) 

(Hawa i I , A I aska) X(fll., Wise.,) 



I' lease check .i 1 1 occupational categories in wh 
family whom you have discussed in this paper h 



membe r s of y ( 
found tliein.se 



X Farming 
X T ransportat 
Professions 



Mining 

Big Business 

Industrial Labor 



_S hop keeping or 
Manufacturing 
Other 



1 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 y Methodist 

Baptist _Fp is copal ian Congregational y Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon Other Protestant Other (name) 



What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 

X Swedish Other Scandinavian German French 

Blacks Indiana Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish British y Native Americans over several I'c 

East Asian Other (Name) 

What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 



; s t e r n I . 
a t i ons 



y I n te rviews with other 
family members 

_X Vital Records 

_±. Photographs Maps 



Family Bibles 
Land Records 



Family C e n e a logics 
The U.S. Census 



FAMl I.Y DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side) 



Name_ 

Date of birth 
Date of death 



C a n a da 

taad 

April 1952 



Kduca tion (numbe r of years); 
grr.de school ? high school 

Oc(-upation(s) 
1 s t F ar med 

:'nd 



Plumber 



3rd cattle buyer 



Ath 



Dates 
Dates 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



Religion 



Current Residenct 
Place of birth 



D e o e a oe d 



Place of burial 
voca t iona 1 



RQchftllp , TlUn al s 



!emftt<^-ry 



college 



_2nd_ 
3rd_ 
Ath 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother 



.517- 



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) 

Name Eva Esther Lee Caned e Current Residenci 



Date of birth NoV. I6, 1 89? Place of blrth_ 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years): 

grade school ° high school 



— Me r rlmao, Wisconsin-. 
JLrenff ♦ _ILL» 



vocational 



college 
Occupation (s) 
1st Housewife 


Dates 


1st 


PLACE OF RES 1 DI.NCE 
(after leaving home) 
D a t e s 




2nd 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 




3rd 


Dates 
Dates 


3rd 


D a t e s 




Ath 


Ath 


Dates 





Place of marriage to your grandfather _? 



dat 



^ 1^7- 



NOTE: If your lather was raised 'io age 18) by a stepmother 
anotlier relative g.Ive L li a t data on Mie back of this i). 
(A-2). 



A-2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of dea th 



Place of birth_ 
Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

college 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



lei i gion_ 



Dates 
Dates 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd_ 

_3rd_ 
4th 



voca t ional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 

Da tes 

Da tes 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 

B-2 S t e pgrandrao ther (your father's side) ^ 

Name CurrentResidence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school_ 

col lege 



vocational 



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

1st 

2nd 

•Jrd 

4 th 



Da tea 
Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 



.lst_ 
2nd_ 

.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re] igion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Grandlather (your mother's side) 4 

N'^""-' Berger ^EvAld Swftn.snn Current Residence Deoeased- 

Dntc of birth__£^tx^. 4^^_^_aa5 Place of b i r t h __vilska-JClefva^ .Sweden 

Date of death Januar y t4 . 1 97 5 ^i^^^ of b u r i a I j,Uj^l„,;^ ^^^^^^^^_ 

Education (number of years): 

grade school 6 'ligh school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 a t. Stocking FactT.y Dates 1st Da t e s___ ^ 

2nd B artender Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Truck Driver Da tes_ 3rd Dates 

Ath Plant Engineer Dates 4th Dates^ 

R e 1 i g i o n T.utheran 

Political parties, civil or sot:ial clubs, fraternities, (• L c . _ _ 




N I) '['!■', : If your mother was raised by a stepfatlier (j r another rel.iLJv( 
ag.e 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grar.dtuo tlier (your mother's side) 

Name Dolercs Carrie Hill Swenson Current Residence Bel vider e, TIT, 

Date of birth April 6. 1 89 9 Place of birth Capren , T H . 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school B high school _vocational col] e g u 



Occupati()n(s) 

l^t Telephone Co, 


Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF r):,sidi:nce 

leaving home) 
_ Da I us 

Da 1 es _ 

Ua I es 




2nd 


Dates 


2nd 




3rd 


Dates 


3rd 




4th 


Dates 


4th 




Dates 




Religion Lutheran 




clubs, sororiti 


OS, etc. 







Political party, civil 


or social 


- 



Pla.e of marriage to your grandf a th e r_Bj.3jrliere-, Xll, "'■^'^'' July 21, 1 Qg 

NO'i'i;: n" your mother was raised by a stepmotlier or another re I alive ((<> 2 

'^ ^' gUve that da-ta on th'e back of t li i s page (D-:'; 



C-2 S tepgrandf a ther (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date o L death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupation(s) 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Da tes_ 
_Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t iona 1 



college 



Ist 
_2nd_ 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENC 
(after leaving home 



Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 1 g i o n 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
D-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your mother's side) 

Name 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



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

1st 

2nd 

:5rd 

4th 



Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of burial 



vocational 



.1st 
2nd 
.3rd_ 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENC 
(after leaving home 
Dates 



Da tes 
D a t e s 
Dates 



Religion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



of marriage to your grandfatlier 



.1)RJLN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2> - your father's name should appear belov 

Name Vemon Elmer Caned e 

Place of birth Sou th-Dakota date Nev. 3, 1 Q 1 R 

Number of years of s c h o o I i n gi jeleven__ U c c upa t i o n^M^agftT- Tebal* 

Kesidence^,Cicf^^_IliyaritaI Status_ IfarYled To^is 

Number of c h I 1 d r e n 2 adapte d D e a t h ~ owers 

N a nu Wajrri_e_J)0nald_Can •de___ 



;; I •■'-• "^ •' i^-th _^rene^ll. date jmy 13 , 10 2^ 

Number ot years of schooling eleven c c upa t i« n_Insurance sales. 

Residence Beivldere 111. Marital Status married ' 

Number of children two Deatli ~ 

Name lola Rena Can ode 



Place of birth South Dakota date Oct. t5. 1921 

Number of years of schooling t welve Occupation_ '_ 

Res idence Merrlmac wise. Marl tai Status married 

Number of children el^ht Death 



Name 

I'lac/'^ of 



K umber of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Ma r iTaT "s~t a t u.s _ " 

Number of c h i 1 d r e n death 



Name 

Place of birth_ ^'^'ite 

Number ol years of schooling 



Kes 1 donee Mar i ta 1 S tatus 

Number of children ^ Death 

Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence__ Mar i tai S tat \vs 

Number of children death 



N a me 

Place of birth 2L"Jate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

R e s i d e n c e Marital Statu s___ 

Nunber of children death 



ame 



N 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schoolin g c c u p a t ion 

Re s 1 d e n c e Ma r i t a 1 Statu s ' 

Number of children death _ 

Name' 

Place of birih date 

Number ot years of schoolin;', Oc c iipa t i o n _ 

Residence Marital Status 

:'iumb<T o( children death_, 

Name 



Place of birtli 

N u 111 b L' r of years of schooling 

l^es i .\v\-\,-v _ _ Mar i 

Number ol childc'eV. ' 



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

1. Name Lucllle Marg;aret Swenson 

Place of birth Rpcl^ferd Til . date M amh \ 3 , 1924 

Number of years of schooling twelve Occupation 

Residence Belvldere 111. Marital Status married 

Number of children two 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 

Number of children death 



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 

Res i dence Marl tal Status 

Number of children death 



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 

Number of children' death 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of s chooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status_ 

Number of children death 



lace 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 

K e s 1 d c- n r e M arltal Statu s 

Number of children death 



Your Father 



Name Wayne Donald Canode 


Current Residence Belvldcre 111. 




Date of birth July 13. 1920 




Place of bitth Irene 111. 




Date of Death 




Place of burial 




Education (number of years) 








grade school eleven high sch 


ool 


vocational college 




Occupation(s) 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 








(after leaving home) 




1st Dates 




1st Dates 




2nd Dates 




2nd Dates 




3rd Dates 


3rd Dates 




4th Dates 


4th Dates 




Religion Protestant 









Political parties, cM.vil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 

V.F. W., Masonic, Shrlners. 

Place of marriage to your mother New Mllford 111, date AuPTUSt 29, 1 Q42 

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

Your Mother 



Name Luollle Margaret Swenson Current Residence Belvldere 111. 

Date of birth March 13, 192^ Place of birth Rq c 

Date of death Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school twelve high--school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Dates 



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LIST OF SOURCES USED 

1, Interview with my grandmother (Dolores Swenson). 

2, Interview with my mother (Lucille Swenson Canode) 

3, Interview with ray father (Wayne Canode). 
k. Fox Family Genealogy. 

5. Photographs. 

6. Vital Records. 



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FAMILY HISTORY 

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DEBRA LUANE CANODE 



DEBRA LUANE CANODE - Daughter of Wayne Donald Canode and Lucille 
Margaret Svrenson Canode, 

MOTHERS FAMILY HISTORY: 

Mother - Lucille Margaret Swenson Canode, daughter of Berger Evald 
Swenson and Dolores Carrie Hill Swenson, Born March 13, 192'+ In 
R©clcf(J3>i, Illinois. 

Berger Evald Swenson born in Vilska Klefva, Sweden February 
1.9, 1889, son of Fran's Johan Swenson (Frand Swenson) and Selma 
Wilhelmina Anderson Swenson, Frank Swenson was born in 1 B59 and 
died in 1932. Selma Swenson was born in 1.86ij' and died in 19'^?. 

Dolores Carrie Hill Swenson was bom in Capron, Illinois on 
April 6, 1899 daughter of Herbert Arhter Kill and Mabel Simpson Hill, 

Herbert Hill was born March 21., 1873 the son of Henry Hill and 
Didama Petrle Hill. 

Mabel Simpson Hill was bom July 12, I876 daughter of Robert 
Simpson and Carrie Simpson, 

Frank Swenson and Selma Wilhelmina Anderson were married in 
Sweden and three of nine children were bom in Sweden, they were - 
Olga Victoria Swenson - born in Vilska Klefva on November 2^, 1885 
and died 1972j Berger Evald Swenson - born in Vilska Klefva on 
February 19, 1889 - died January 17, 1975; Frank Ragnar Swenson - 
born In Vilska Klefva on June 28, 1892. 

Frank came to America and was later Joined by hos wife Solma and 
three children, Olga, Borger, and Frank. Selma came to America on 



April 13. tB93. They settled In Rockford, Illinois where Frank was 
employed In a furniture factory on the southeast side of Rockford. 
Frank spoke some English but Selma never learned the English language, 
thus Swedish was spoken among the family although all the children 
went to schobl In Rockford and learned the English language. 

Frank Swenson became and American citizen April l8, 1R99, 
(Copy of these naturalization papers at the end of this report.) 

There were six children born to Frank and Selma In Rockford, 
Illinois, they werej Henry Swenson - born June 23, 189^4- - died 1973j 
Walter Andrew Swenson - born December 13. 1^97 j Lillian Swenson Englund 
bom Februry 9, 1900; William Swenson born 1902 - died 1927j Vera 
Carolyn Swenson Paganl bom January 19. 1905; Roy Theodore Swenson 
bom February l5, t90B - died 1931. 

Berger Swenson (my grandfather) was second oldest and the oldest 
son of Frank and Selma. He went to work at a very early age, around 
I3i to help support the family. He worked at Nelson Stocking Factory 
in Rockford, Illinois and lost part of his fingers on his left hand In 
a machine there. He helped the younger ones through school and helped 
them get Jobs. • 

Berger served in the Army during World War I for a short time and 
the Armistice v;as signed. During his service he was stationed in Texas, 

After his service in the Army he worked for August Johnson and 
Sons Gravel Co. driving and repairing trucks. He was a charter member 
of the L.L.L. Club and was a bartender for the club for several years 
and was very active in the club and also sang with the L.L.L. chorus. 
He later went to work for Skandla Furniture Co. In Rockford and later 
became Chief Engineer of the factory, Skandla Furniture was sold to 
. Superior Sloeprlte and he stayed on as an Engineer for them. After 



retirement Berger was self employed as a carpenter and cabinet maker, 

Berger married Dolores Carrie Hill July 21, 1922 at the Court 
House In Belvldere, Illinois, Dolores has on? son, Donald McCardle, 
by a previous marriage, who Is now living In Hlllsboro, Oregon. 
Berger raised Donald as his own when he married Dolores, Donald was 
four years old At the time of their marriage, 

A daughter, Margaret Lucille, was born to Berger and Dolores on 
March 13, 1.92^, The birth certificate Is Margaret Lucille but she 
was always called Lucille and all through life has gone by Lucille 
Margaret. Lucille was born in Rockf ord , Illinois and at the age of 
four the family moved to New Milf ord , Illinois for health reasons 
for Berger as the Doctor told him he would have to move out of the 
city because of the factory smoke. The house they bought was the ".. 
first schoolhouse in New Mllford but i^rhen they bought it there had 
been additional rooms added to it. They lived in this house from 
1.928 until Bergers death in January 1975. Dolores sold the house In 
vTuly of 1975 and moved to an apartment in Belvldere. 

Henry Hill was born January 5, 1830 - died June2, 1898. 

Dldama Petrle Hill was born November 20, 1833 - died February 
17. 1905. 

Henry Hill and Dldama Petrle, Hill were husband and wife. 
There were ten children born of this marriage, Including Herbert 
Arthur Hill who was born March 21, l873. Herbert died In 19^7. 

Herbert married Mabel Simpson, daughter of Robert Simpson and 
Carrie Simpson. Mabel was born July 12, 1876 - died 19lB, 

Herbert Hill and Mabel Simpson Hill had four children, Harry 
Hill was bem September 5, 1893 and died June 27, I898 at the age ef 
H of spinal mcnegltls, Ray Arhtur was bom January 12, 1897 and 



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dlod In i960 J Dolores Carrie Hill Swenson was born April 6, l899j 
Evelyn Hill Splolraan was born July 30, 1903 and Bessie Stacla was 
b«rn November 16, 1906. 

Dolores and all the other children were bom at home In Capron, 
Illinois. They are of Scotch-Irlsh-Enffllsh and Canadian decent. 
Dolores attended schools In Capron, Belvldere, and Rockford, Illinois, 
(Dolores is my grandmother). 

Herbert Hill was a self employed carpenter and built several 
houses In the Capron area. Mabel died In 191 8. Herbert remarried 
several years later and lived with hl'S second vrlfe until Wbs death. 

Dolores was first married r4ay 6, 191 6 to. Lllburn McCardle and 
they had three children. First born, Robert McCardle died soon after 
birth - was premature. Second child also named Robert was born 
February 15» 1919 - he died at six months from obstruction of the 
bowel. Third son, Donald, was born January Zk , 1920. Dolores 
divorced Lllburn in 1921. 

Dolores married Berger Evald Swenson July 21, 1922. A daughter 
Margaret Lucille was born to then on March l3i 192^, in Rockford, 
Illinois. The family moved to New Mllf ord , Illinois In 1928 and 
Lucille lived there until she was married In 19'^2. Lucille went to 
school in New Milford form first grade through eleventh, her senior 
year she went to East High School In Rockford and v;as in the first 
graduating class form that school In 19^. 

Luclllo met V/ayne Donald Canode In 19^+1 and they were married 
August 29, 19^+2. On October 15, 19^2 Wayne (my father) went Into tho 
Air Force and Lucille lived with him part of the time when ho was 
stationed in Florida, 

Lucille worked at National Lock Company in Rockford UlinoiQ 



upon graduation from high schoal and after marriage until she was 
able to go with Wayne when he was In the service In Florida. 
While he was overseas she worked In the office at Superior Sleoprlte 
and worked there until Wajme was discharged from the Army, , On 
December 26, 1961 she went to work for the Belvldere Water Dept, and 
worked there until October 1, 1975. 

Lucille and V/ayne lived In Argyle, Illinois upon Wayne's return 
from the Air Force, dn 1950 they moved to Belvldere and are still 
residents of Belvldere, (Lucille & Wayne are ray parents.) 

A son Rlcki Wayne Canode was born to Lucille and Wayne on March 
10, 1950 at St. Joseph Hospital in Belvldere Illinois. Rlcki was 
born blind with cataracts and at the age of five months had his 
first eye surgery. He was two years old when surgery on both eyes 
was completed. He has partial sight but is considered legally blind, 
He went to regular schools and used special large print books for 
some of hes classes. He spent third grade at sight saving classes 
in Rockford and he spent his junior year in high school at the 
Tlllonis State School for the Blind in Jacksonville, Illinois, 
He graduated froin Belvldere High School in 19^8, He is now living 
In Chicago and x;orklng at vending stands through Vocational Rehab- 
ilitation, 

A daughter, Dobra Luane Canode, was born to Lucille and Wayne 
Canod"e on January 3, 1957. I was the New Year's baby of Boone 
County for 1957. 1 attended first and second grade at Lincoln 
Elementary Scho". I attended Washington Elementary School from 
third through sivth grade, Belvldere Junior High School for seventh 
and eigth grade and Belvldere High School for ninth through twelfth. 
I graduated from Belvldere High School May 28, 1975. 



I am a part time employee of Pranp;e's Department Store In Cherry- 
Vale riall and attend }\oc\ Valley College, I am transferring to 
Eastern Illinois University for the i 976-197? school year. 

FATHER'S FAMILY HISTORY: 

Father - Wayne Donald Canode, son of Donald Edward Canode and Eva 

Esther Lee Canode. Born July 13, 1920 in Irene, Illinois. 

Donald Edward Canode was 'born in Rochelle, Illinois. Parents 
and early history are unknoi^i, he was raised by an Aunt. He took 
his life in April of 1.952. 

Eva Esther Loe Canode was born November t6, 1.897 daughter of 
Emery Ulysess Leo and Anna Lorena fox. 

j First known descendant of the Fox family was Thomas Fox who was 
born in England and came to America prior to March l64^. Because- 
of the large family and the many descsnaants it is imposdijle to 
Include all of this in this paper at this time. A complete history 
of many pages is held by one of the great grandsons of Anna Lorena 
Fox Lee. I will try to go back to the parents of Anna Lorena Fox 
Lee and bring the family up to date from there. 

Allen Fox raai'rled Sarah Abba Drake on November 2^, tB25 in 
Meredith, Delaware County, New York. Allen Fox was born February 
28, 179B at Kortrignt, New York. Allen Fox built the Fox Church 
(Flora Community Church) between Rockford and Irene, Illinois, 
Allen and Sarah arc burled in the churchyard at the Flora Community 
Church, 

Sarah Abba Di.'ke's ancestory goes back to Charleraangne, Wllliain 
the Conquerer, and in Kingly line down to Edward I. Allied royal 
lines are Scottish, Spanish and French. 



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George Fox was vorn of the marriage of Sarah Abba Drake Fox 
and Allen Fox. He was born May 17, l83l and died April 8, 1900. 
He married Martha Cummings In Joplin, Missouri. Martha was born In 
iBJij-O and died November 6, tB73. They had three children who were 
Anna Lorena Fox, (ray great grandmother), Allen Fox, and Edward Fox. 
I Anna Lorena Fox married Emery Ulyses Lee October 23, 1 889. 
Anna was born October 15, l868 and died May 27, 19^9. Emery Lee 
was bom April 29, 1869 and died February 23, 19^7. 

Twelve children were born to Emery and Anna Lorena Lee: twins, 
Elmer and Ellsworth Lee; Martha May; Fay Edgett; Arthur Emery; Rattle 
Arllla; Eva Esther(my grandmother); Oscar Edward; Frank Allen; Mabel 
Roxle; Florence Elizabeth; and Charles Fox. 

Most of Eva Esther Lee Canode's youth was spwnt in Irene. Eva's 
father was a farmer but hes ancestory and early years are not known. 
VJe have been told that Emery L^e was related to Robert E. Lee but no 
concrete evidence of this has been found. 

Eva Lee married Donald Canode in 1917. There were three children 
born of this marriage, first born Vernon Elmer Canode, November 3, 
1918; second born was Wayne Donald Canode (my father) who's birth 
certificate is Donald Wayne but has always been Wayne Donald, born 
July 13, 1920 and Tola Rena Canode, born October 15, 1921. 

Wayne Donald Canode married Lucille Margaret Swenson Aug-ust 29, 
19M. Two children were born of this marriage, Ricki Wayne Canode 
and Debra Luane Canode. Information on those children is previously 
stated in Lucille «s part of this family history. 

Wayne entered the U.S. Air Force on October 15, 19^*2. He v-ias 
sent to Sheppard Field, Texas for basic training then sent to Chanute 
► Field, Rantoul, Illinois for training as a machinist. From Chanute 
Field he was sent to Louisiana he was sent to Hlllsboro Air Base at 



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Table of Contents 



. .- , /Arthur Irwin Clark Sr. 
. . . Jerald James Clark 
. . . James LeHoy Clark 
Geneolo::y Chart 

Birth Certificate Jerald James Clark 
Yolanda Lynn Clark 
James LeRoy Clark 
Ricky David Clark 
Crals I'^itchell Clark 
Jerl and Kerl Clark 
U.S. Arm.y Discharg-e 
^.partment Floor Plan 



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/^rthur In«;in Clark Sr. 

In Liberal, Kansas just eleven days after Kildre'^ Brown ha'i given 
birth to a son in I9O8 she rave him up for adoption. 

This child was given a home by a couple named Heth. They had not 
been able to have children for sone unl:no:'m physical reason and vranted 
a child badly. 

Four years later Mrs. Heth became pregnant and therefore gave 
their son whon they named Oscar fleth back for adoption once again. 

A man and his vrife named Clark adopted and raised Oscar till he was 
sixteen years of age when he ran away. In the course his being raised 
by the Clarks they .changed his name to i'irthur Irvjin Clark which he vras 
very glad about. 

He had run ar^at sixteen only to end up joining the "Peace time 
Army" In Kansas in 1929. There he served one year , three months, and 
seven days at twenty dollars a month. He was discharged on November ii-, 
1931 with an Honora,ble discharge. During his days in the U.S. /^rmy he 
was stationed in Des Koines, Iowa. One day J^rthur (/rt) and a fellow 
soldier friend were in town, Des Moines, off duty. They were walkin-g 
through the snow when all of a sudden bam, they vrere hit with snow ba.lls 
by two young girls. The girls were sisters, one was Irene V/idner Ulrich. 
The two couples started throwing snow balls back and forth but 
then sto:^^o get acquainted. Nothing developed with i^rt's friend and 
Irene's sister but in 1929 '''rt was eighteen and Irene was sixteen they ■ 
married. By the end of 1929 Irene gave birth to a son who was named 
Leroy David Clark. /:long with the birth something else hit. the Depression 

The W.P.A. had been developed, so -Arthur joined without m„uch choice 
in the matter because 1^ 1931. the early part, another son Robert Eugene 
Clark and in 1932 Jerald James Clark was born. 

The rest is covered in chapter of Jerald Jam.es Clark. 



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Jerald Jar.es Clark 

Jerald James Clark was born 11:28 am on July 9, I932 at Broad- 
lavms General Hospital in Des Moines , Folk County lovra. He wei~hted 
in at 8 pounds and I5 ounces and measured I9 inches long. (See birth 
certifif icate) • He became the third birth and third boy to a faclly 
which later grevr into that of seven childern; five males and two females. 

His two older brothers were Leroy David 5 years old and Robert 
Eugene 2h years old at the time of Jerry's (Jerald) birth. 

1932 vjas in the earlier part of the Depression of the 30's made 
him a Depression Baby as sometim.es classified. 

> When he was about three or four years old the federal governm.ent 
under President Franklin D. Roosevelt had administered a program called 
W.P.i^. (Work Public ^Administration) this created jobs such as repair 
of public streets and roads. During this program lunch, which consisted 
of soup, milk and bread, was given free ■ and daily to the men on the 
W.P.A. projects. Jerry one day got into the lunch line with-two Karo 
Syrup Buckets. He filled on^with milk and the other with soup and 
took them home to^he family. The people who ran these lunch lines 
liked Jerry a lot and, even though it wasn't allowed as such he was able 
to get away with it plus his father was a V/.P.iU worker. 

This all took place in Des Moines^ Iowa* Until Jerry was seven years 
old and the family moved to California. 

His father ilrthur Irwin Clark was making sixteen to eighteen dollars, 
a week on the projects of the W.P.i^. which just barely got the family 
by, or at least they "existed" as Jerry puts It "not really living". 
Yet families were much closer then. 



During the p^ression kids just didn't have toys, so pretend became 
the most popular game. Gifts for birthdays v:ere usually a candy bar 
or a pack of gum. Christmas gifts vrere a little better like a puz?.le 
or a game of some type. 

One Christmas Jerry vras given a box of ten toy soldiers. He Just 
loved those toy soldiers and thought they v:ere the greatest thing in 
the v:hole vrorld. He says"he played with them for years." 

He along with his family during those years in Des Koines never 
lived in anything more than" a one bedroom house or apartment. The 
living room V7as used as a bedroom, family room and dining room. 

The children of the family most usually had one pair of pants And 
^Wti^shirts along with one pair of shoes for school and play. Most 
families and their children were in the same situation. Jerry's mother's 
(Irene V/ider Clark) father (Henry /ildrich) owned a bake shop vrhich was 
set up in hj.s home. He had eleven children vrho vrould take basket loads 
of pies and sell them to people and the men on the V/,P.i>. projects. 
Or where ever else they could be sold. They sold whole pies for five 
cents each. Kost children sold them even after they were m.arried , 
and no longer living at home. Vlhlle in Des Moines from 1932 to 1939 
Eva Belle Clark and i\rthur J. Clark Jr. were added to the family. 

In 1939 Jerry was seven years old, the family now with five children 
and one on the way looked toward California. His father had some relateve 
there already plus the news that jobs were available becam.e the major 
factors in leaving the mid-west where most of the relative lived. 
Jerry's parents always had affectionate memories for Des Moines and 
returned m.any times since but only as visitors. 

Grand father Ulrich drove the whole family to California, beings 
he vras the only relative that owned a car. 

Well lobs weren't as. easily to f^ind as news ha^^ said they were. 



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and his father jumped fror: job to job. •' 

Just T-hen things looked real bad V/orld War II was declared and 
his father recie\'ed a job with a construction to salvage ships sunk in 
Pearl Harbor. For one year his wages increased fron fourty dollars a 
week to one hundred and twenty five a week. He sent home a hundred 
dollars and kept tvrenty five for living expences each week. 

V/hile his father was in Hawaii his next brother was born. Donald 
Clark. With the salvage fob only lasting a year his father vras home 
with a job in another construction and lumber company. The Clarks now 
lived in Ocean City, California. In 19^3 they m.oved to Venice, California 
and stayed there until 19^-9. It vjas during these years the family 
grew again in numbers and also in unity. Judith ^Inna Clark vxas born 
in 19^-^-. She beca^ie the last m-ember of the family. 

In Venice they had rented two apartm.ents side by side to accomadate 
the large family. These were one bedroom apartm^ents, which had only 
one bathroom for every tvjo apartments anyway. V/hen the bathroom, was 
empty they would lock the door to the persons apartment next to them 
and unlock it when they were finished, but this didn't involve them. 

The one living room of the second apartment vias u5ed as a bedroom 
for the boys. (See diagram on page ). Jerry as f^^r as he can remember 
says "the family was alvrays crowded into small places. Five boys in 
one small room wSsitight. But better than the whole family in a living 
room. 

Their grandmother on mother's side came and visited during the winter 
months after her husband (Henry Ulrich) had died. 

i\ll the work around the house vras done by mother and the girls Eva 
and Judith (Judy). The girls had jobs outside of home if it didn't 
cause conflict to the rest of the family. 
I His mother staved at home, father worked and their tim.e other than 



that v:^s spent together vratchlnr television and playing cards. Their 
just wasn't enough noney to do a lot of thin-s. By this tiir.e it v:as 
just habit to sit around hone after so many years of it durin- the De- 
pression, 

The whole family, even after all were married always spent Christmas 
toeether. The family of Ciarks had a thine about openinr all cifts on 
Christmas Eve, this has been broken, by which part of the family I'm 
not sure. 

Up to 1950 the family as a whole traveled back to Des Moines every 
two years. This was the biggest and m.ost enjoyed activity of the his 
family. 

Kost the activities for the children centered around school and 
after school activities. Such as sports and clubs. Jerry was a bis kid 
in High School as a freshmen and'-played Varsity football and was consider- 
ed very good. He lettered in 19-^9 and graduated in 1950. 

The. ^family grew in unity but not althgether. Bob (xiobert Eu2:ene) 
was consider some what of a black sheep in that he vras the different 
one from the rest. He liked to travel at an early age. He did alot of 
traveling to the mid west at the ^S^ of fourteen. I/hich worried his 
mother to no end. Yet the children grew a bond to each other that I 
sav: as I grevr up. 

Birthdays were celebrated also with much joy even thought not much 
was given in the way of material gifts. 

The running of the family has always been, up till his becam.e seriously 
111, a mutual consent and agreem.ent of both his father and mother. 
They always discussed decisions out first and always up held each others 
decision. They both involved themselves in the discipline of the children 
Usually by spanking and restrictions or both. 

i'ge put everyone in ^. close catagory with each other to make it 
where no one vras out above another. 



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His mother at meals alvrays sat close to the kitchen and father sat 

at the other end. The children nould sit on either side vrith no special 
place for anyone. 

At this time_ family problems vjere discussed and law was laycd 
dovm. His mother says Jerry was the only one who never gave them a bad 
time abouVanything. 

When ever a new addition came into the family everyone wanted to 
and would take turns in sharing the responsibility of taking care of 
the baby. 

Children were considered just that children until they were fourteen 
years old. ^Adolescence was reconized as a special stage in so much as 
everyone started working, left home and married before any of them were 
eighteen years of ^ge. In the lomrun this wrecked everyone of his 
brothers and sisters lives. 

Even if his parents' could have afforded to help in the m.atter of 
college or business, which they couldn't, no one wanted to put their 
selves forvrard enough to try. Only after Jerry had beejj married for ten 
years did he decide to start a business. In a sense they did followed 
their fathers foot steps. They all became middle or lower unskilled 
working class people, Jerry says that his parents nor grandparents 
had any influence on the occupation of the children. Yet I see that 
because of the lack of their encouragement this was an influence in itself. 
Not one person in the family has to this day elevated theirselves any 
higher than their father. V/hether it was education or financial luck 
in business and none of them have really m.otivated themselves any more ■ 
than their father did. 

The wom.en of the family married very young just their mother did at the 
age of sixteen, iUl Jerry's brothers m.arried women that were under 
seventeen years old. Jiist as their father had. 

Maybe it was the times and the coming from harder tim.es plus the fact 
that financial success was the priority of those days that brought 
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bhen to follow their fathers and mother footsteps. i\t any rate his parents 

^ere still considered very youns when all the children had left hor.e. 

Yet throuch the years everyone except Jerry has returned back home 
bo live vrith their parents and even sone of the grand children have taken 
ip residence "because of a broken hone or a personal self problems. 
Chis is interesting because through the years till now Jerry's parents 
lave had a more stable home and marriage life. And have been financially 
setter off in the long run. Jerry is the only exception to the rule. 
[f there are such a thing as a black sheep in a family then there is 
urely a white one. 

In January of 1950 Jerald James Clark graduated from Bell High School 
In Bell, California. The family had moved there in 19^9. Yet in that 
nonth it wasn't graduating vrhich no other in his family had done, nor 
>fas it leaving school as letterman and captain of the football team. 
But just two 'is-eeks pior to this he had married Yolanda Lynn Pettit. His 
nigh school svjeetheart. 

He was for working for Yolanda' s (Lynn) father who owned a gasoline 
station in DoT-jney California, ac tivi ty in sports and still attending 
school up till time of his graduation. They lived around Downey so Jerry 
could stay close to work. They rented a small apartment and lived there 
even after the birth of their first child. 

In 1951 on June 30th at 9:30pm Lynn gave birth. Jerry was presented 
with a son. /although Jerry had older brothers who were married none 
of them had yet had a male child. This stayF^his way for nine years. 
Jerry had two more boys during this nine year period. 

The first child was James Leroy Clark. The James cam.e from Jerald ' s 
middle name and the Leroy after his bldest brother's name, who had com- 
altted suicide at the age of twenty one. 
F Money became an issfte so he looked for other work. He didn't quit 



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at the gas station but wante-d another job besides. 

Two years later the little family Increased. Ricky David Clark. 
The David again was fron Jerald's brother Leroy David. Then t-rc yeirs 
later Craig Mitchell Clark was born. 

This too is interesting that Jerry was the third birth and third 
male in his family, His son Crai^ was also the third birth and third 
male born. \'. 

\-rhen James their oldest child became ten years old.Yolanda Lynn 
wanted girls real bad but didn't want to take the chance of having 
another son. Through the courts Jerry and Lynn adopted two baby girls. 
These had been by birth Jerry's sister Eva's. She couldn't handle any 
more children than she had and the many personal problems with her 
second marriage. 

The girls were named Jerilyn J. Clark and Kerilyn X. Clark. /'. t this 
time the family was living in Korwalk, California in Los /^ngeles County. 
They continued to live in Norwalk until 1972. James was out of the 
uU.S. Array and living in Rockford, Illinois. Craig was in the U.S. .Army 
Ricky ,Jeri, and Keri were the only children living at home. So the 
Jerald Clark family moved to Versaillies, Missouri where they presently 
live. 



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James LeRoy Clark 

Downey Community Hospital gave vray to the start of the third -e^neratlon 
r Clark. Because 'of .Arthur Clark Sr. was not his original name or Clark 
as not really in his blood. So this was really continuing a new breed 
f Clarks, 

This hosoital also help-continue this new line. Both Brothers Ricky 
avid and Crais Mitchell were born there also. 

In 1951, during the first "Cold War" of the United States or called 
he Korean Conflict, on June 30 at 9:^6 am I was born. Coming in at a 
lim tvrenty two inches and vreighing six pounds. 

ather had missed the armed force as for the activite part was concerned, 
nd found him.self in the Navy Reser^/es. I was too young to remember 
■ver seeing him in uniform or any week-end trips from home. 
fe lived in a small apartment this too I don't remember. From there we 
lOved to a house. It was yellow and had a fence around it. We didn't 
;tay there too long. We moved to Norwalk which is the city right next to 
bwney My dad's parents lived in Param.ant which was on the other side 
Of Downey. Mother's (adopted) parents lived in Dovmey close to grandfathers 

jusiness. 

The only relative that ever lived with us was my aunt Lois. V.^o is 
ny mothers' fathers sister. She and her husband I think were having maritial 

problems, 

■^^ ,^„ o -nnt -rnnf three bedroom house. I'.y 
The first house in Morv^alk was a flat rooi i^nrt t 

laa thought that ™. great. My folks slept In one bearoo. while By brother 

aic. and I Slept In the other. The thlr. bedroon .as used a worK and play 

i-'oom. 

I started school .hlle .e lived there until the third srade. The school 

I '^ ^ 1 Jt was kind of far from home or it seemed 

jwas Hoyie Avenue Grammar School. It was kina o. 

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My brothers and I were too 3/ouns to do any chores around the house 
ccept make our beds. My brothers and I had a favorite playlnr area called 
le river bed, which really was a giant size aquaduct for rain and sewage. 
; was about five hundred yards wide and ten miles lon^;. Sand and plants 
re in patches throughout it which made it look like the desert. Kany 
jnmer days and many hours during the school year was spent along with 
iny of our friends. t 

Then we packed up and moved to the other side of florwalk in a new 
3using development. We moved into this neighborhood with only a few others 
3r the first year we were there. Kany filled it shortly though. 

Father and Mother discussed key decisions with most things running 
ader a mutual agreement and understanding between them. Can't remember 
lot of fighting, but we knew when they had had a fight because they 
ont talk to each other. I don't think it ever lasted more than a day. 

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andle dad took over. 

The only time anyone beside mother and dad who spanked us wag crand- 
.other on my father's side when our parents had gone on a trip. My brothers 
:ave my grandmother a bad time in obeying her and they didn't believe her 
hreats of what would happen if that didn't do as she told them. Grandmother 
,as really loved by us so it was really a surprise to them when she turned 
;he belt on them. I was a little shocked myself. 

Most of my adolescence was spent in that area so I began to do a lot ' 
,f work chores around the house like yard work and cleaning out the garage 
hated the yard vrork. 

sports ,.ere the thln^ "e got Into .ost around the neighbor hood foot- 
nil, m the su._»_er when .ve could stay outside late we would play '■Klo. 
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I'awps the oldest in the family, so ny b:"0th8ro ;jere ?lwrys' chFlleng 
Ijig me to fight. They never won but rever stopped trying even after 
I had left home. This scpred our sisters to see us fight. We love 
the girls Jerl ai.d Keri and gven fought over vmo vjould take cere of 
them. 

We alvjays look forward to Christmas fijI birthdays in our family. 
My dad was pretty liberal in giving to us even if he really couldn't 
afford it. I know that he even sr.opped payment on some bills durii.g 
Christmas. He would alwys be in a bigger debfc situation after Christmas 
then before. Which would take months to recover from. Probably just 
in time to start Christmas again. 

If there were any special events to take place in any of our lifes 
5veryone possible in the family cane no matter what it was. 

I really like our sitting arrangement because we had a round tablp. 
rhe only difference here was two chairs, mom and dad's, had cushions the 
rest didn't. 

I don't feel any of us kids were put higher than the other until age 
became a factor. My parents thought it was great that their first son was 
a young man. They let me work at age fifteen at a liquor store until I 
ran away from, home at seventeen. 

I finished ^ramjT'ar school at Doland Gram.mar School. Then went to a 
Centinnial Junior High School. From there John Glenn High School. Namcdr 
after John Glenn the astronaut. I didn't finish there but left in the 
lithe grade because I couldn't take the system. I graduated form John F. . 
Kennedy High School in Fremont. California. Which is in northern California 
jln the San Fransico Bay area. This was an experlwental school ran under 
'a system called the Kofflt System. I enjoyed it very much and a new interest 
in educating an-^ learning grew inside because of the that school. 



pa^-e 12 

I graduated in June of I969 fror hirh school and decldeto travel the 
)ads of the V.S.A. which lasted atnout a year. This ended by flndln~ 
jself in the U.S. /»rmy in March of I97O. In that same year I was sent 
rerseas to Southeast /isia, Vietnam, I was stationed in the northern most 
irt of the country c.alledrthe-'B.M.Z. (Deinillterl?!ed Zone); I was awarded 
Brons Stsr for saving a group of people's ll^'es. I never talk about it 
)r wear the ribbon in the States at Fort Hood, Texas where I vras discharged 
1 1972. Only to serve one year in the National Guard of Rockford with 
.'lend from Fockf ord . '/^fhich is how I came here in the first place. 

The i^rmy was trying to cut down it members and let people vrho had 
ilisted for three years, that was lye, to serve their last year in the re- 
rves or National Guard . 

I have veen in Rockford and the surrounding area ever since then,. 
was -discharged from the Guard in i">pril of 1973. 

The greatest thing that has happin t^^ in February of 1972. I asked 
esus Christ into my llfr and became a real born again believer. My life 
as changed so radically since that first night that people who knew re before 
on't recognize ne. I was real heavy into drufs and was super strong into 
ot. It v;as the major reason for me running away at seventeen. 

I met my wife Mary Jane Korris on Karch 2, 197^ at G.C. Electronics 
here we were both working. Mary had just asked Christ into her life the 
Ight before. The next day I met her. Because a friend told m,e about her 
antin- to know m.ore about Jesus so I gave her a new testament and some 
jamplets. From there I started helping her find a deeper relationship 
llth Christ by taking her tfe meetings. We didn't start dating until the 
irst of iprll but we became engaged on i^pril 27. Kary Jane Morris from wa 
alnut Ridge, .Arkansas at the age of 20 becam.e Mrs. Jam.es Leroy Clark on 
ugust 1?, 197^-. Our wedding took place in Versailles. Missouri were m.y 
arent.s live. Me were married in my parents church and the wedding becam.e 
ot just a joyous Qccaslon for us but for other people because you could 
'eel the .presence of God so very strongly there. You see God put my wife 



id I together. 

Presently ny wife and 1 a^e expectln. to have a third person In our 

,3ily for God is blessing us with a child. 



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'LEASE TYPE: PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
fAMILY HISTORY. 

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

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and 
-•"hers studying American families, we are asking you to fill out the forms 

)low. 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 
tinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 



Office Use Cod< 



1. Your name Tinothy J oka Glaus on (ID //_ ) 

Date of form A nri 1 1, 1Q77 

(ID # ) 

2. Your college: Rock Valley College 

Rockford, Illinois 

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

Before 1750 1750-1800 ^ 1800-1850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



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

New EnglandCMass., Conn., R.I.) Middle Atlan tic (N . Y Penna . . N.J 

Vn South Atlantic(Ga.,Fla.,N.C.,S.C.) East South Central 

(La.,^U^.,Ala.,Tenn,Ky.) ; Waist South Central (Ark . ,N .M . Tex , Ok . ) 

East North Cen traUMich . , Ohio , Ind . ) ^Paci f ic (Cal . , Wash . ) 

~*~(Hawaii, Alaska) (111., Wise.,) 



Plea 
family 



ase check all occupational categories in which '^^"'^^'^^ J^^ J°"^^ 
ily whonry^^have discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

Mining _J^Shopkeeping or small business 

-Transportation ZZsig Busin.'ss Manufacturing 

'Professions X industrial Labor Other . 



6. P 

y 



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

Roman Catholic Jewish ''-^''y'V^'\-^''ll\ltlVn 

Baptist Episcopalian ^°"^^"^"^'°"xoI^ (name) Free Church 

Quaker Rormon Other Protestant _£_Other (name) 

What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 



East Asian Other(Name) 

What sources did you use 
X 
X Vital Records 



in compiling your family history 



interviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

family members Land Records The U.S. Census 



, Mans Other 
Photographs Maps 



FAMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name TVinrRt.nn Pani nir.-ii pn-^ Current Residence Rockford 111, 

Date of birth Feb.. 23, ISQ"^ Place of birth f\vjnr\p>-n 



Date of death PJ,ace of burial 

Edacation(number of years); 

grade school 6 high school vocational ~ tiollege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Tst p pn-hn-r y V/n-rl-PT' Dates I913 1st Dates 

2nd Storn nvmP.-r Dates 192I 2nd Dates 

Dates 3rd_ Dates 



3rd 



4th 



Dates 4th __Dates_ 



Religion_ 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of Marriage to your g randmother Kociciora IXX. date Oct. Z{,lW 
NO?E- If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or anoth. 

relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 
Grandmother (your father's side) 
Npme fta y Llarie OlailSon Current Residence _ 



Date of birth 
Date of death_ 



April 19 ,_1896j iace of hirth Rockford 111. 

ITuVeuLtii- 18,197]^ace of hiir-ial pi f7( ^,Vfnr(^ Til . 



Education (number of years) : 

high-school 



grade 
colle 


s chool i 


^ ^ 


ee 




Occup 
1st 


ation(s) 


Dates 


2nd 




Dates 


3rd 




Dates 


4th 




Dates 


Relie 


ion 





vocational 



lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Political party 



ivil or social clubs, sororities, et. 



^^-T^^rriTInd father nool:for r1 J IX^— ^^'^^ Oci . 19 



Place of marriage to your gi cuu.c ...v-.. ^ u u^ . ^ux u j . ■ . ^^^6 

• ^^ 'in lee 18) by a stepmother or 

(A-2) . 



A-2 S tepgrandf ather (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of b ir th 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school _high school_ 

college 



Occupation (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



_Dates_ 
_Dates_ 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



Religion 



lst_ 
2nd 
_3rd_ 
4th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



Dates 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



Political parti( 



civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
S tepgrandmo 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 

3rd 

4 th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


Dates 


3rd 
4th 


Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



Reli 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfathi 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name LLoyd V/. Stephenson 

Date of birth Qct. 28. 18'j9 

Date of death Qct. 25^ 1968 

Education (number of years): 



grade school 



high school 



Current Residence 



Place of birth '.ndoVGr T^-It 
Place of burial Andovpr Til , 



vocational 



Occupation (s) 

1st Farmer 


Dates 


1st 


2nd Machimst 


Dates 


2nd 


3rd 


Dates 


3rd 


4th 


Dates 


4th 


Relieion Lutheran 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st AndnvP-r Til. Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother Anr^nvp-r Til, date S'q^ ^^ 22 , 1923 

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



Grandmother (your mother's side) 
Name P.l r j. a ;■; t r ph ftr> h nri 



Date of birth 



Date of death IPph , P7 , iqAQ 
Education (number of years) 



grade school_ 



high school 



Occupation (s) 

1st School -beaclier 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 

4th 



_Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion MethodJst 



Current Residence 



Place of birth Chicago 111. 
Place of burial /ndov^r Illi 



voca tional_ 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
,1st ATKlnvpr Til. ^^^^^ 



_2nd_ 
_3rd 
4th 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Political party, civil or 



icial clubs, sororities, etc 



.atei'eb. 2Z 



Place of marriage to your grandf a ther^^^^ ^n relieve (to 

NOTE: If your mother was raised by a stepmotner 



«g- - =91 ^V* <*J*tK'^ll*M» •«>" 



the back of this page (D-2 



c 



C-2 S tepgrandf a ther (your mother's side) 

Name _Current Residence 

Place of birth 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school_ 

Occupation (s ) 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 

4th 



Dates 
_Dates_ 
_Dates_ 

Dates 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
_3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
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 
S tepgrandmo ther (your mother's side) 

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 



Current Residence_ 
Place of bir^h 



Place of burial 



voca tional 



college 



Ist 

_2nd_ 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, et( 



Place of marriage to your grandfath* 



6 

CHILDREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's name should appear below 

1. Name MargRK^'t ^' ClC-U SCn 

Place of birth Rockford 111, date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children Death 

Name Johu T. Clausoa 

Place of birth KOCKXord i2.1f date Sept. 4. 1932 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Carpenter 

Residence Rockford 111. Marital Status Married 

Number of children 4 Death 

Name Marilyn LxuidTaer;?: 



Place of birth Rockford 111. date Marilvn Glaus On 

Number of years of schooling 13 Occupation HousewiJe 

Residence KiBgs'burg Gal. Marital Status jvlarrigd 

Number of children 2 Death 



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 

Number of children^ Death 



Name_ 

Place of birth 



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_ 



Name 



Place of birth_ date_ ,^,^„ 

Number of years of schooIi^rT^ _ Occupation. 



Residence Marital Status 



Number of children __death_ 



Name 

Place of birth 



Niambcr of years of schooling . 

Residence Marital Status, 

Number of children . death. 



Occupation, 



Name 



Place of birth ^-TTT; Occupation 

Number of years of schooling. 



Marital Status 



Residence ^ ^^^^^ 

Number of children 



7 
CHILDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2)-your mother's name should appear below 



Name 



Clarence Stet)heiiQon 



Place of birth i Andover 113,. date Jnnr 25, 1924 

Number of years of schooling Occupation^ 

Residence OSCO 111, Marital Status Mn^rriec'^ 

Number of children 2 death 



Name lols Stepliensoii 

Place of birth AUd^^Ver 111. date June ??j IQ^R 

Number of ^ea,rs of a^cJiooling 12 Occupation housnT i- r1 f r 

Residence ^^^^^^^ ^11, Marital Status carried AQUSO w-^^e- 
Number of children 4 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 

Number of children death 



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 

Number of children death 



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 

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 schooling Occupation 

Residence__ Marital Status '_ 

Number of children death 



Your Father 

Name .TnhTt T'hnrf^t.nTi r.l rur.nrs Current Residence Koclvfort^ 111 



Date of birth SepteilbGr 4, IQ^P Place of bitth r^noV-fn-p'^ 111 . 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 



high ■ school 



vocational 



:ollege 



Occupation (s) 

ist die sinker 



2nd carpenter 
3rd_ 

4th 



Dates L952-5j6 
Dates April 1956 

Date s 

Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

1 s t 1319 3rd ave d ate s_1956. 



Religion Free Gkurch 



2nd 2234 11th ave. 
3rd 2204 11 til ave. 
4th 7564 Ivory Ct. 



Dates 1957 
Dates 1939 
Dates 1964 



Political parties, cftvil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



riacc -f r 2- ^- -"-" ^ anther Roclcford 111. date _0ctoMrL 20. iq'?6 

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 T,n-i R y.orraine 



Date of h.-rth June22, 1935 



Date of death 

Education (number of years) 



Current T^esidence Ilockford 111. 
_Place of K-■•r^h An dover 111. 
Place of burial . — 



rrade school 



highr school 



voca t ional 



college 



Occupation (s) 

1st BO^^PPP^T" 

2nd^ 

3rd 

4th 



_D a t e s 193;^ 
Dates 

_D a t e s 
Dates 



_lst_ 

_2nd_ 

3rd_ 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



_Dates_ 
paites_ 
Dates 



Bpiipion T.nthfiran , p , 0^<.T,^T.t. , VrrP C hurch 

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

r pochi oi' d 111. - ^,r^ C^^o5er~20. 19^ 

ur father R"^ ^ 

»OTC: H ,..Zr. raised .y a s.ep.o.Ke. o. a„o..„ relative .Ive t.ac .a.. 
on the kack of this page {Y-l) • 



Place of marriage to yo 



S tepf ather 
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 



voca t ional 



college 



.lst_ 
2nd_ 

.3rd 
4th 



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

Name Scott Alan glauson 

Place of birth ROClCIorci HI, pate of birth July ^R. 1 0^7 

Number of years of schooling 13 Occupation 

Residence Rockford 111. Marital Status SJn.crle ^ 

Number of children ^death 

tjame Timothy Jolm Clauson 

Place of birth KOCKlord ilj. pate of birth July 27 , 195 8 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation 

Residence -^OQ^^Ord 111. Marital Status Sin^^qe 

Number of children death 

^3P^e Debra Ljmi Glaus on 

Place of birth ^^QC^^^ora ill, pate of birth liovember I'j. 19 60 

Number of years of schooling iQ Occupation 

Residence RockfO^^ ^-^^ arital S ta tus Single 
Number of children death 

Name y7eady Sue ClaiinnTi , ^ 

Place of birth RoGlrfnrfi Jll^ Date of bir th February 24,19 67 

Number of years of schooling 4 ^__Occupa tion 

Residence B-OCkford 111. Marital Status Single 

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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 
administratiye rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
Collection, deposited in the Rockford Public Library, Rockford 
Illinois 

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' List of sources 

1. la-terviews 

a. Joliii Jlauson 
B» Lois Glaus on 
c, 'ichors ton Glaus on 

2. ObittLo.ries 

3. llevispaper clippings 
4* Photograpghs 



Paterria.1 Grandfather 

•Tliorstoa. Paul Clau30]i v;aa laorn. iii V/esterjuland 
3\7edea, -.vMcli is located In Kouth central Gv/edon, iu 
the jear 1395 ► His parents vrere Glaus and Sopkia Jo- 
se ilison. Thorstoa and his Father had different last 
nases because of the S^:redish tradition of taking your 
fathers first nase and, adding son to it. Glaus farm- 
ed for a living until he died in 1896, when Shorston 
was onlj four jears old, Thorston's three brothers and 
onlj sister then left b';?eden and cane to America. His 
sister tksa weat back to Sweden and brought Thorston 
and his siother back to the States in 1912. Thej had 
trouble fretting through custoas because Thorstons* 
mothers nane was different "than his, so she changed 
her name to Glauson too, 

Thej settled in Rockford Illinois whera Thorston 
got a job in a furaitusaa factory. After vrorking in the 
factory for a few years Thorston got a job in, the 
Carlson Eardvj-are store, vrhore he v/as an apprentice 
learning t-ie trade, xhen ±i\ 1921 he opened his o'.vn 
hardTraro store on the comer of Broadv/ay and 9th street. 
He also opened up a sheet netal shop in the back part 
of the store. But then during the depression he was 
hit hard, and lost his shop and the store. Then in 
193n Thorston and his brother Polke opened oj:\other 
store called Glauson Brothers Sheet Lletal. But then in 
1942, there ras a shortage of -materials due to the 
second .Yorld ,/ar. So ha -aas forced to sell his shop 



again^ After thai: he v/orked for Barber ColerJia:^!, J.I. 
Case, and fiiially Oscar I.iagnuson sheet netal imtil he 
retired in 1959. 
Paterzial Grandmother 

Any Llarie .,'etterstroa was 'bom on April 19, 1396, 
in Ro ckf or d. Illinois, Her parents Jolin and Erma ;7et- 
terstroH cane over fron Sweden and settled in Rockford^ 
John and his son Bert built a house on 2239 17th ave^ 
and the fanilj then nioved into the house. Jolui and 
Enna had five children, Roj, Bert, Helen, Ruth and Any^ 
John was a r^achiiiest in factories, where he was very 
radical in trying to get factory workers to join 
unions. He was also a very strong Denocrat, Any fin- 
ished schooling thjrou^ the eigtli grade,. 

Thorston Glauson and Any Wetterstron w-ore narried 
on October 27, 1925, at First .Evangelical ?roe Church 
of Rockford,. They nov-jd into an apartment which they 
owr^ned along vri. th Thorstons brother Carl,. The apart- 
Hent was located on 16th avenue. Then in the depres- 
sion the J lost their apartnent, and noved to another 
apartnient on 11th avenue close to B>.'oadway. Then tlioy 
noved to Anys fathers iiouse located on 17th avenue. 

They >-ad one dau^v-ter i.iargaret who vras born in 
1926, aLnd then died v/hen she was three ;/ears old in 
1929, Tne-n in 1932 they had another child, Jolin ,and 
a daughter Llarilya in 1935, I-r. and urs, Thorston 
Glauson were both active neabers of tiie ?irst hvan- 
gelical Free Church of Rockford 111, Tjiej celebrated 
their 5oth wadding aneversary or October 27, 1976, 



A:i>/ di3d Oil l-ov--ber 15^ l^iTG, in ^v/jdish An^ric;^ Hos- 
oital, 'Tliorstoa "co-.v resides at thi Valley Vicv7 Aoart- 
nents on otat- str?-:'t, 

Jo}iji TAorston. Clauson wao "born on Soptenter 4, 
1932, la. :iv79di3h Anerica:a liospi-tal, ue attended Hall- 
stron grade school in Rockford tAro\ig>i the sixth grade. 
He then attended Lincoln Iliddle School for t;70 years, 
Then he v^ent to East High School, and graduated in 1950, 
He then started a joh at Rockford products for 85 cents, 
an hour. 2hen he started working for Rockford Forging 
tool and die. Then in. 1952 he vras drafted into the 
ArvLj during "the Korean conflict. He -jas stationed in 
the United States for his first year, and then he \7a3 
sent to Alaska vrhsre he repaired refrigeration tmits. 
He vras released frors the Amy in 1954, and he went 
"back to work at Rockford Forging Die and Tool, His v : 
wages were 31,75 c-:si hour now. He worked there until 
1956, when, he started working for I]or"beg Siding, He 
worked for ITor"berg for nine years. Then he changed 
profesions, and started working as a carpenter for 
Shaver and Avans Builders, lie worAod v;i"i:'. t:^?n until 
i.:7.-, vAien he started wjrAin ; for wern"berg ijuilders. 



Ua-tc-mal Grandf :?.t!ier 

Lloyd otepiieason v/.-s bcrn jj-i Andovar Illinois on 
October 23, 13Q9» He vras one of ttrelve children "born 
-co Jolin and Alna Stoplienson. 'Tlxe Stephensons famed 
olie claj xam near G-aleabxirs, then noved to the "Ajers 
Place" located near Andover Illinois » John Stephenson 
-.ras "bom in 3v;eden on April 17, 1350, Tv70 years later 
ha and his parents Stephen and I.iary Stephenson loft 
Sweden enroute to /jserica. Another son Gust Oscar was 
"bom during the trip over the ocean^ which, took ap- 
pro:cinat8lj fourteen weeks, Stephen and I.iary had 198 
descendants as of August 10, 1952, 168 which were still 



iving^ 



This snail fanily then cane to /Ladover Illinois 
by Doat, wagon, and on foot. Kere they lived in log 
cabins v/-ith three or four fanilys. Then through ri^id 
self denial self denial, and adherence to ieeo relig- 
ious convictions, Stephen and Lary prospered. They 
then purchased a honestead four niles north of V/ood- 
hull Illinois, The church was an. inportant part of 
•g:: . pioneor ccuolcs lives. St-phsn hauled the first 
load of brick for the present ijutheren Church of 
Andover Illinois, and also contributed ■>685.00 tov/ard 
its erection. Tliis couple had seven sons and-one daug- 
hter. L:arj Stephenson passed away llovenber 4,1330 and 
is buried in the fanily lot in the Andover conetary. 
In 1832 -John narried I.irs, Augusta Erraanuelson, and had 
another daughter, Isadora Haric. Stephen Stephenson 
di.:;d J.anuary 9, 1902, and is buried in the Andover Cen- 



o-fcarj, V/hilo Jobii uteplieiisoa died on Llay 4, 1926, and 
Alna utephenson passed av/ay April 4, 1945. Both are 
buried in the Andover - Gc^etarj, 
Maternal G-r^jid aother 

BlsiG Stephenson ^ras the daUf^htar of J, Dnil 
Sa-Tdalson, and Clara 3anuelson» L;m.l wn.s bom October 
1968, in onoland ov/eden. At the age of I'j he cane to 
Anerica, and settled in Chicago, He married tliss Clara 
ilorlin v;ho T/as living in Chicago, They had one Daug.i- 
ter v:hile liYing in Chicago, While living in Chicago 
he vrorked in a factory v/hich nanuxactured carbon paper. 
But the conditions were so bad in. that factory, that he 
had becone contaminated v/ith the dyes, that his pers— -. 
peration \7as blue. The doctor told hin, that in order 
to live, he ^oiild have to quit working at the factory. 

So the family noved to Andover Illinois and pur- 
chased a xam on IJarch 4, 1912. They paid $3500 for 
the 10 aero farn and fana house, \7hich v/as thought to 
be used duriiig the civil v;ar as part of the imder£;rovjid 
railroad, l-.is wife died in 1904, c.nd he then ruirriad 
<'endla Joimson. They had one con, Harold SaiJiuelson, 
and ./endla died during childbirth of another cliild, 
Llr. oaauelson was very active in the Ilethodist Church, 
having often served as p^.stor. iimil died in 1868 at 
the a,gQ of 67, 

L.Loyd and Elsie xrere na.rried on the tenth of 
February, 1925, in Andover Illinois, LLoyd and hlsie 
-than lived on the Stephenson honestead, ,and farned. 
They had a son, Glarance, on June 25, 1324 o.t Andover 



Illinois. Tl-y iiud another daughter Lois Steplienson, 
V7lo v;r.3 born Jime 22, 1936. ::.lsie Stephenson passed 
a-.7r.j Februarj 27, 1936. LLoyd then farr.ed v/ithout his 
v.-ife for a. few years until I946 v;hen he sold the fara, 
2^id noved to the farni Dought "by E:iil Sanuelson 'back in 
1S12. He then -vvorlced in the Jokn Deere factory \intil 
he retired. j,:r. 3 ■ . . passed away Ccto"ber 2':., 1968, 
Lois ^orrane Stephenson 3oved to Oak x^arh Illinois 
in 1949 to live v.-ith ner Uncle, .larold Sanuelson, She 
attended Oak park River Forest High School for four 
years. She then noved to Rockford Illinois, and lived 
vrlth her boy friends fanily, the Jos llilsons. She liv- 
ed \7ith then for alnost two years, and then noved back 
to Rockford and v/orked as a bookeeper for American 
national Bank, She a:l^t4iided a year at the Rockford 
school of busiiiesG, v/iile sharing an apartncnt vrith 
a girl friend. 



Joliii Glausoii c.nd Lois o^ta plie'iiGQn v/ere narried on 
Oc-tooer 20, 1956, at tlie First Evr^-aselical Free Church. 
'ulieri. thsj were first narried they lived at 1319 3rd 
avenue, xhoj lived -there for 6 nonth:;, and then novod 
to 2234- 11th Ave* va.oj had tv/o co:i3 v;hil-j livin5 there, 
Scott ..Ian "born on Jxilj 2d, 1957^ and Tinothy John, 
"born on July 27, 1958, ia^'n in. 1959 they noved do-ra 
the street to a different apartnent located at 2204 
lltli Ave. while there they had a daughter, Detra Lynn, 
"bom on hoven'ber 15, I960, 

Then in I964 they "built a house at 7564- Ivory Ct, 
The faiflily iiioved in. on. OctolDer 20, and are still living 
there. They had another daughter on February 24, 1967,, 
V/endy Sue, The fa,:3ily is active in the First Evangelical 
Free Glrurch,. vrhere Lois teaches Sunday School, and Joha 
sings in the Hale Ohorus, The eldest son, Scott, is 
\7orkin, : v/ith Johji as a carpenter,, and is attending 
Hock Vall:-j College. i]ehbi3,.,is attending Guilford 
High School, and is v/orking TTith _)re-'School children, 
Vendy is a fourth grader at V/hite Swan School, and is 
ytroui f t.ie fact that she has shaken the nana of 
.^rssidont ;' ;rd, v/hil . sincii^o f^>'^ hiu Y/-ith the ..rownies 
in 1976. 

Tinothy John. Glauson v/as horn on July 27 ^ 19^, 
at S-;?3di3b. Anerican Hosoital, He started school at 
liallstron Grade School,, "but cfter a fev; nonths he noved 
to V/hite Swan School, He v/ent to Wliite Swan Sohool 
throuith the seventh grade, and then a-ttonded I.Iarsh 



Uiddle Scliool 2or OiVj jear, 1 11 1976 'I in. {-ro.duated 
fron Guilford Kigli ocliool. He is kno.; atteuding Rocli: 
7?.lle7 College, ar.i is xiovy.^A^ at Llauli-ITala-Toe-oee 
Cciia"trT Club on tb.e grounds crGw* 



COHEN. JEFFRY ALAN, 1954- 



"■''rLn V m.'iopl;''''' ''"'' '""' '""'' ^' ^"^ ^^O*^^ ^^ ^'^^ SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAnlLY rllblUKi 

Dear Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
American families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only ., 
few mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
access to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

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, r.^ „, •' OFFICE USE CODE 

I. Your name Jeffry Alan Cohen a 



Date of ^°'''"jlay_6^_1974 '' ('D #_ 

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5. Please check al 1 occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in thi 5 paper have found themselves. 

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6. Please check al 1 religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
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7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

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

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FAMILY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Louis Harry Cohen Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death May 5. 1969 

Place of birth Bucharest, Rumania Date of Birth February 25. IbBy 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 1-8 high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Butler Brothers Dates 1912-1921 1 st l^Jew York, New York Dates 191Q 

2nd General Merchandise Store pates 1921-1924 2nd St. Louis, Missouri D ates L911-21 

3rd Elsie Mav Stvle Shopoe Dates 1924-1934 3rd /.jp^risr, niinni^ Dates L92l-24 

^th Elegant Fashion Shoppe Dates 1931-19S3 ''th st. Louis. Missouri Dates L924-69 

Re I i 9 1 on Jewish 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. B'liai Brith, Republican 

Political Party 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother g^^ ^^-3^ Missouri ^^^ W 30. 192o" 

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) 

Name Mary Bonder Current Residence 

If dead, date of death Jigy 7. 196O 



Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri Date of bi rth July 19. 1901 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 1-8 high school 9-12 vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Housewife Dates 1920-1960 1st ^t. Louis, Missouri Datesl920::21 

2nd Helped in the stores Dates 1920-1953 2nd Ziegler. Illinois Datesl92jU24_ 

,^j Dates 3rd St. Louis, Missouri Datei 924-60 

i4th Dates '♦th P ^tes 



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

Place of marriage to your grandfather gt. Louis, Missouri DATE May 30. 1920 

'°'"= [LrratHP>*ihrf^ai^'h^^tin $rgl%^-lf, stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



N.inic 

I f dead, dale of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bi rth 



ite of Bi rth 



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

Occupat ion (s) 

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Dates 


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Place of marriage to your grandmother 



datF 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Current Residence 
Date of bi rth 



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

Occupat ion(s) 

' 5 t Dates 

2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 



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Dates 



Dates 



Rel igion 



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



lace of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



3. 
Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Leonard Lawrence Dickman Current Residence Rural Ro ute #1, Freeport , Illinois 

I f dead, date of death — ^ 

Place of birth Freeport, Illinois Date of birth September 20, 1897 

Education (number of yearsj: ~ — — — __ — -__—_____«______ 

grade school 1-6 high school vocational college 

Occupatlon(s) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
^5t Farming D ates 1910-1971 1st Freeport. Illinois Dates l897-? 

2nd Pilot Dates 1925-1932 2 nd ^Dates 

3''d D ates ^3rd ^Dates 

'♦th ^Dates '♦th Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Presbyterian 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother Freeport, Illinois date Dec. 21, 1932 

Note: If your mother was raised by a sLHp t atne r o r anot fier r e i at t w (t o ag e \B) ■ 

give that data on the back of this page (C-l) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Elsie Hedwig Schmoldt ^Current Residence Rural Route #1, Freeport, Illinois 

I f dead, date of^ death ———————————— 

Place of birth Monroe. Wisconsin ^Date of bi rth May 22, 197^ 

Education (number of years) 
grade school 1-8 high school 9-12 vocational college 1 year 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st School teacher Dates ^-928-29 1st Monroe. Wisconsin Dates l928-29 

2nd Office Work Dates 1930-31 2 nd Freeport. Illinois Dates l929-'' 

3rd Mewell Factory VJork Dates 19^2-73 3 rd ^Dates 

Re 1 I g I on Presbyterian 

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

Place of marriage to your grandfathe r prftftnort. Illinois d ate Pec. 21, 1932 

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



Stepqrandfdther (your mother's side) 



Current Residence 



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D-? S tepqrandmotfu-r (your mother's side) 



Current Residence 



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CHILDREN of A s B (or A-, or B-,) - your father's nan. should appear below 



I . Name Ralph Cohen 

Place of birth St. Loiiis, Missouri 



date April 29, 1921 



Number of years or schooling ^ ..»^r7^T|p Occupation WKWL J-rUperalion s Manager 
Marital Sta tus Divorced 



Residence Rockford, Ill inois 
Number of children TWCT 



2. Name Dorothy Cohen Friedman 

P 1 ace o f b i r t h St Lo uis Missouri 
Number of years of school Ing 1 ye 



d ate February k, 1926 
g 1 year college Occupation Houiewii'-^' 

Residence Olivette. Missouri Marital Status Happily IflirFT^ 

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Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



6. Name 

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Number of years o^ schooling 
Residence 



Number of children 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 



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CHILDREN 

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f C and D (or (.-1, D-l)-yoiir mother's nome should appeor he I 

Dorothy Dick man Schatz Aldrect 
of I'Tt lii Freeport, Illinois 



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Icncc Freeport, Illinois 



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Phyllis Dickman Cohen 



f I ric" of tiirth Freeport. Illinois 
Nurnher f)f years of school i ng 1-12 grade" 



Res i dence Rpckford, Illinois 
Number of ch I Idren TWO 



3. Natrx; Leonard Dennis Dickman 

Place of birth Freeport, Illinois 



Number of years of schooling l_10 grade 
Residence Freeport, Illinois 



Number of ch i 1 di 



.l.ilf March 22, 1933 

OccupatiopSe cretai7~ 

Marital Status 



married 



date ^iay 18, 1935 

Tccupatlon Saleslady at weise's 



Marital Status Divorced 



date April 17. 1937 



Occupation Farming 



Marital Status Single 



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Pi. H.p of birth 



Number (jf years of school i ng 
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date 



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date 



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Name 

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Occupation 
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Name 

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Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of ch i I dren 



"date 



Occupat iort 



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Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



10. Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of school ing 
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date 
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date 



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Your Father 

Name Ralph Cohen Current Residence Rockford. Illinois 

If dead, date of death ... 



Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri Oate of birth April 29, 1921 

Education (number of years) 



grade school i_8 high school 9-12 vocational c ol lege ^ y^a^s 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

Kl\fTO Radio 19^5 (after leaving home) 

1st KGBX Radio Dates 19A-$-1930 1st Springfield. Missouri Dates 19^5-50 

weKZ Radio 1950-1951 Alton, Illinois 1950-51 

2nd WFRL Radio Dates 1951-195^ 2nd Rreeport, Illinois Odtes 1951-5^ 

KWRT Radio xy:3H-j.ypD Booneviile, Missouri 1954-1956 

3rd KSIS Radio Dates 1956-1957 3rd Sedalia. Missouri Dates 1956-57 

WROK Radio 1957-1964 Koc'ki'ord, lllih'6Tte ~ T757-^ " 

^th WJRL Radio Dates 1964-1965 i «th WCEE Television D ates 1965-1970" 

Re Ug\or\ Jewish WKWL FM Radio 1970- '< 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Jewish Community Center, 

Democratic Political Party ^^^^^ ■ 

Place of marriage to your mother Kewanee . Illihois ■ ■ d ate May 17. 195^ 

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 Phyllis Dickman Cohen Current Residence Rockford, Illinois 

If dead, date of death -——-_——— " ^ 

Place of birth ^eeport. Illinois Date of birth May, 18. 1935 

Education (number of years) 
grade school 1-8 high school 9-12 vocational c ollege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Housewife Dates 1953-1966 ist Booneviile. Missouri pates 195^-1956 

1956-1957 



2nd Saleslady (0\^NS) Dates 1966-1971 2nd Sedalia. Missouri pg^es 

3rd Saleslady (WEISES) pates 1971-1974 ^^d Rockford. Illinois 3^^^ 1957-? 

Religion Presbyterian 

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

Place of marriage to your father Kewanee . Illinois ^ ^ date May 17. 1953 

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



E-l Stepfather 



Name 

1 f dead, date of death 



Place of birth J)ate of birth_ 

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



0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


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itth 



3rd ^Dates ^3rd Dates 

Ath Dates '4th Dates 

Rel ig ion 

Pol i t icai" part I'es , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



F-2 Stepmother 

Name 

1 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 Dateb 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd __Datcs ^3rd Dates 

Re 1 igion 

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



P^ace of marriage to your father _________ , date 



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

5^e of birth May 28, 195^ 



Name Jef^ry Alan Cohen 

Place of birth Freeport , Illinois 

Number of years of schooling p ^^^^^ ^~^:^ 

Res [ dence Rockford, Illinois 

Number of children l^^^E 



Occupat i on Student 



Name Douglas Neil Cohen 

Place of birth Sedalia, Missouri 

Number of years of schooling I-IQ grade 

Res i dence Rockford, Illinois 

Number of chi Idren NONE — — 



Marital Status Single" 



Date of birth August Zk , 1936 
Occupation Restaurant Cook" 



Marital Status Single 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

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Name^ 

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N ame 

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Res i dence 



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TTate of birth_ 
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ASSIGNMENT OF I ITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois ^ 

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TffiS FOLLOWING PBOPLh; i;SRE INTERVIE'JED FOR IKPORi'iATIOH CONCERNING 
THIS PAPER: 

Ralph Cohen. 

Phyllis Cohen 

Leonard Dickman 

Elsie Dicki.ian 

Dorothy Priedman retui-ned riy letter with information on the Cohen 
Grandparents tliat vrould have tiade the paper impossible to write 
without. 



m FAMILY HISTORY 

ELSIE HEIXaG SCmPLDT JDICKI-JAN 

Elsie Hedwig ochraoldt Diclaaan iras born on liaj'- 22, I9O8 
in a farm house in Itonroe, .isconsin. bhe was the oldest of 
nine children in the Gus tav and iinna fViedrich ochmoldt family. 
Gustav and Anna iiniaigrated from Gerraany in the mid I890's. They 
settled on a farm in Green County, i .Isconsin: near ijonroe. 

Elsie spent luost of her free time helping Gustav with the 
chores around the farm and taMng care of her yomiger brothers 
and sisters. She went to the Green Covuity Schools for the first 
six yeai-s of a;,r education and went to Juda High School; located 
in the little toimn of Juda, ..isconsin; for her Idgh school educa- 
tion. ,SliO graduated with high honors in 1926. 

In 1927, Elsie enrolled in the iionroe Teachers College and 
studied for one year and received a degree. In 1928 and 1929 1 
she taught school for the Green County School system in l-^onroe, 
Wisconsin. She taught first through sixth grades with a salary 
of 100 dollars a niontli. 

In 1930, Elsie laoved from Iionroe to Freeport, Illinois and 
got a job in the office of the Crum and Forester Insurance eom- 
pany. She was paid 50 dollars a inonth. In i.ugust of 1931. Elsie 
met Leonard Dickrnan at his airstrip during one of his bamstom- 
ing fliglits. . 

LEONARD UV;REICE DICKMAM 

Leonard Lawrence Dickman was bom on September 20, 1897 in 
a iTDuse located on Kiclcapoo Street in Freeport, Illinois. He was 
the second child of tliree in the Hemy and Catherine ^tilamp 



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Dickman faxnily. Henry and Catherine were both first generation 
Americans. Henry was a locomotive engineer for a passenger train 
imtil he took up farming and truck gardening. Tnick gardening 
was raising vegetables on a farm and then peddling your vegetables 
with your horse and vragon from house to house. 25 dollat-s a day 
was a good days v/ork. You coiild buy three bionches of radishes or 
three bunches of carrots for a dime between 1902 and 1915. 

In the spring of I898, the Dickmans' moved to i>ilver Creek 
township. Leonard went to school until the sixth grade in the 
Silver Creek Tovmsliip school. In 1910, the nLckmans moved to a 
large farm of fourteen acres located on S. Kdaais otreet and High- 
way 20. Leonard helped on the farm by milking the cows, planting 
crops, and truck gardening. 

In 1915, Henry Dickman purchased the Charles Rosenstiel pro- 
perty located on Rural Route //I in Freeport. Rosenstiel immigrated 
from Germany and bought large tracts of land in the Freeport area 
and eventually sold them for profit. Farming and truck gardening 
continued as it did before on the other farm. 

An interesting note can be r,iade here. Before 1915, Highway 
20 was just a gravel roadt. In 1915, the road was made a two lane 
brick road and in I936 was made into a four lane brick highway. 

Around 1925, Leonard built an air strip and a hanger and 
began to fly airplanes. He was the first pilot in the Freeport 
area to go barnstorming. Bemstorming was the practice of flying 
passengers from tovm to town on sight seeing tours. He would charge 
a passenger five dollars a ride and sometimes make a couple of 
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All of his planes vjere of the open-cockpit type. The first 
plane was called a "Jenny" made by the Curtis ,, right Company. It 
was used as a training plane in vorld vJar 1. The next two planes 
were called "Pheasand "planes with a 90 horsepoiver engine. In 1929, 
he bought a ..aco J5 with a 225 horsepower engine. 

In Avigust of 1931. Leonard met Elsie ijchmoldt on his air- 
strip during one of liis bamstorming flights. 

After seeing each other for a little itrare than a year, they 
got married on December 21, 1932. They were married at St. John's 
United Church of Christ in Freeporb on 3. Galena Avenue. Ito family 
members attended, but some very close friends were present at the 
ceremony. 

Leonard and Elsie Dickman lived on the family farm on rural 
Route #1, but in their own separate cottage from 1932 vintil 1937 • 
The cottage had tliree rooms and a basement. They had their own 
separate outhouses and v;ell for v/ater. The stove burned wood and 
they used coal to heat the house in the winter. 

Leonai'd stopped flying in 1932 because during the depression 
there was no money for such extravagances. The plane was sold •aik; 
he never fleif again. 

Eorothy Jane lickr.ian was born at Freej-Xirt I-xermrorial Hospital 
on March 22, 1933- Phyllis Joanne Eickraan was bom at the DickraaB 
oottage on iiay 18, 1935. Leonard Dennis Dickman was born on April 
17, 1937 at the Dickman cottage. In November of 1937. Henry Dickman 
died leaving his estate to Leonard. 

In 1937, the Leonard Dickmans moved into the big house vrith 
mother Catherine. The house haxl thirteen rooms and to^ ^^^^^^^ 



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The house is divided in half so that half could be rented out. 
Catherine would rent out rooms to tourists for the night with an 
occasional gypsy renting out a room. Elsie compared the idea be- 
hind it to that of a modern hotel of today. 

In 1952, Catlierine died. After her death the house was re- 
modeled. Half of the house was lived in by "che Dickmans and the 
other half was rented out like an apartment. 

In 19^2, Elsie Dickraan went to work at the Newell Company 
factory in Freeport. Leonard stayed home and farmed the land and 
did scMiie chicken and. liog faming. Leonard retired from farming 
in 1971 because of cancer of the prostrate gland. Elsie first 
made belt links for machine gxms and batteries for walkie talkies 
in the war effort of VJbrld i.ar II. After the war, slie made drapery 
hardware. Elsie never joined a union and started out in 19^2 at 
a wage of kO cents an hour. She retired in 1973 at a wage of 
three dollars an hour. 

Leonard considered the family to be of average income. The 
family income was used for food, clothing, taxes, utilities, med- 
ical expenses, ax 1 the upkeep of the farm. In 19^2, one covdd 
buy a week's supply of groceries for five dollars. Today a vzeek's 
supply of groceries costs about thirty dollars. 

Farm life was fairly routine. At nj-ght the newspaper vras read, 
the radio was listened to, the kids vrould do their homework, and 
everj'-one would go to bed by nine o'clock. Dorothy and Phyllis took 
g^ta3ii,5^^9Ji^£gyc^^1(j<gr^ .dsconsin; but 

only short visits because the cliickens had to be fed before bed 

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On Christinas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and July 4th, the 
family would usually gather at the Edckman farm for a big 
fanily dinner that all the family would attend. It would be 
the only tines during the year that the whole family would be 
together at once. 

ReQj-gion was instrumental in facing everyday problems. Elsie 
stated, '*V/e went to church every Sunday and kept the faith and con- 
tinued day to day existence with a strong belief in God. " They 
went to St. John's United Chiirch of Christ which moved from S. 
Galena Avenue to Park Boulevard in 1945. 

All faroily decisions were sliared equally by Leonard and Elsie 
Dickman. Both disciplined the children usually by a strorr' "tong 
lashing. " Only on occasion was the "belt ti-eatment" usee on the 
children. Tliere were almost no occasions when the cliildren were 
disciplined by others than their parents. 

The fijrst radio was purchased in the 1929- Ivhat kind of radio 
it was is not known. The first television was purchased in 195^. 
It was an iioerson black and white set. iiorses and buggies were 
the major source of transporta.tion until 1935 in the f'reeport area. 
However, Leonard was ahead of his time by owning a Buick in 191?. 

Freeport in 1935 had many stores. Sears, l-ontgomery V-ards, 

and many \A>olvK>rths stores v/ere in town. There was a Blue Front 

Food store on otevenson Street as well as a National T Foods and 

an A&P Pbods. The E&>,; Clothing Store was in the town then as it 

There were several churches and for dancing one could go 
is now. 
to the Terra Aqua Gardens on Walnut Street Road in Freeport. There 

also many county fairs and farm shows. 

Pitching horseshow, Ijorseback riding, and bicycling are the 

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family. There was very little interest in baseball, football, or 
bowling. 

The most spectacxilar avents that were well remembei'ed by Leonard 
Dickraan was the depression which stai'ted in 1929 and the 1934 
Chicago lJorld*s Fair which he personally went to see himself. 

The two riiost spectacular events that were well remembered by 
Elsie Dickman vras the depression which started in 1929 and living 
to see man land on the moon. 

i-IARY BONDER COHEN 

Mary Bonder Cohen was bom on July 19, 1901 in St. Louis, 
Missouri. She was the fourth of five chile r en in the Jacob and 
Rose Bonder family. Jacob and Rose Bonder immigrated from Russia 
in the 1890s and settled i. .st. Louis. Jacob opened a men's haber- 
dashery. A haberdashery is a store which se]-ls mens clothing. 
The Bonders five children (listed from oldest to yoiingest) are 
Lilly, Sara, flora, Mary, and Abe. All died before the age of 60 
except for Abe, vxho in his 70s, is in a nursing home. Flora died 
in a flu epidemic when young. 

l-iary spent her teenage years lonely. She completed high school 
and kept house for her father after the other children got married 
and left home. At age 18, mutual flriends arranged for a meeting 
an ice cream shop where ilary met Louis Cohen. 

LOUIS HARRY COHEN 
Louis Harry Cohen was bom on February 25 1 1889 in Bucharest, 
Rumania. He was the second of three children in the Kenjamin and 
Leah Cohen family. liot long after his birth, the Jewish community 
to which he belonged was moved to Tulcha, Rumania, due to the anti- 



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semitism of the pogroia era. L3.ter still the entire village was 
moved to Ankara, Tvirkey. 

In 1910, Ixjuis iraniigrated to the United states by himself. 
He lived for a very brief time in New York City before coning- to 
St. Ixjuis to take a job in a factory that manufactured metal chains. 
Then in 1912, Loxiis started as a stock boy in the toy department 
of the Butler Brothers .v'holesale Dry Goods Company. bVentualiy 
he becajne the manager of the department inspite of the "NO JEWS" 
esmployxaent policy of the firm. Louis soon brovight his parents to 
America after he becarie manager of the depai-tment. 

Louis became a naturalized American citizen. He was very proud 
to have volunteered for sei-vice in the amy during Viorld War 1. 
He advanced to the ranlc of supply sergeant in the coapany and served 
overseas in France during the \iar. ^ • •••:. -^"^ 

After tlie vjar, he returned to his job at the dry goods canpany. 
In the fall of 1919, some mutual friends arranged for a meeting 
in an ice crean shop wiiere Louis met I-ary Bonder. 

They uere married the following V,ay 30» 1920. On April 21, 
1921, their son Ralph was bom. ' 

Li/hile Louis Cohen hsd a future in the dry goods business, he 
startod his own business, iie moved his family to Ziegler, Illinois. 
Ziegler was a coal mining town that vcs rough and underdeveloped. 
Loui? oiJened a general merchar.dise store here. During his stay 
there he x-rais offered the opportimity to £0 into the business of 
bootlegging alcohol vrhich he declined. IxLso because of his like- 
ability, he was invited to join the local Ku Klux Klan because 
he was a different type of Jev/. He also refused to join the Klan. 

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Louis opened up a ladies ready to wear shop called the ELsie 

May Style Shoppe \ihxch was located at 3604 west Florissant Avenue. 

On February 4, 1926, Dorotljj' Cohen was born. Tlie four Ctohens 
lived in a one roooi apartiaent behind their dress shop. 

iJfi 1933 » Louis opened a second shop that was much larger than 
the first shop called the Elegant Fashion Shop. It was located at 
West Florissant and Adelaide Avenues in St. Loiiis. Both stores 
were operated for about a year until Louis closed the Elsie May 
Style Shoppe. The faitiily then moved to 4562 Adelaide Avenue. It 
was a two family flat with five rooms and a bath. 

After approximately thirty years in business, Mary and Louis 
Cohen retired from business and bought a small house after the 
children had left laome. The hone was purchased in University City, 
Missouri. It was located on 7373 Trenton btreet. They spent the 
next several years traveling tlirough the United States in their 
like new 1953 Buick. They lived quietly and modestly for several 
years. 

Early in I960, Ilary Cohen v;as diagnosed as having a brain tvuaor. 
After two brain operations, and months of hospitalization, she died 
on July 7, I960. 

Loiiis Cohen lived nine more years keeping house for himself 
and maintaining a garden. He had one major operation for an ulcer 
and tvK) cataract operations. On i'iay 5, 1969, Louis Cohen was ld.lled 
in an automobile accident. 

■' ■ ' PHnJJS JOANI'E DICKMAN COHEN 
' Oiyllis Joanne Diclanan Cohen was bom on May 18, 1935. She 
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Dickman. She was bom at hone in the white cottage her parents 
lived in on Rural Route rl in Freeport, Illiix>is. 

She went to oouthside Grade Scliool located on Rural Route ir 1 
for the first eight years of her education, ^he then went to Freeport 
Senior High .x^hool fron the ninth throi:igh twelvfth grade. 

ftiyllis participated in many activities. She was in the Girl 
Scouts sponsored by St. John's United Church of Christ. She v/as 
ax3tive in iicrseback riding, bicycling, pet raising, gardening, and 
wrote poetry. V.Tien she becane sixteen, she took up guitar playing 
eventually sang on IJFRL radio. 

She worked at a Dairy Dream Drive-In on Soutta Galena Street 
for awhile early in 1951- Later in 1951 • ihyllis went to xrork as 
a nurses aid at St. Francis Hospital in I'^-eeport. Later yet in 
1951 » she switched to Deaconess Hospital (now Freeport iJemorial 
Ibspital) as a nurses aid in the afternoons. She went to sciiool 
in the mornings. 

Phyllis gradiiated from Freeport Senior High School in 1953 
and was in the upper quarter of her class. 

In Iiay of 1952, Phyllis v;as in a contest for Dairy Queen 
sponsored by tiie local dairy farroers- This contest was covered by 
radio personality Ralph Colien. It is here that PliyHis aets Ralph 
Cohen. 

PulLPH COHEN 

Ralph Cohen v/as bom on April 29, 1921 in St. Lotiis, Missouri 
at I'iissouri Baptist Hospital. lie v/as the oldest of two children 
in the faiaily of Loiiis and lary Cohen, is a small boy lialpli lived 



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in Ziegler, Illinois and then moved to St. Louis approximately 
1924. Here Ralph lived behind the store of his father, the 
tisie May Style Shoppe. 

In 1926, he attended kindergarten at Patrick Henry icleraentary 
School located on Goodfellow Avenue. He was transferred to Bryan 
Elementary ochool after half a year at Patrick Henry. 

Ralph was an honor student and allov/ed to jump ahead of other 
students at a faster pace. Therefore lie graduated in seven years 
rather than the normal eitjht flora eleiientary school. He graduated 
from Bryan liill School in 1933- 

In the fall of 1933, Haljdi entered Beauiaont High School located 
on Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis. Ralph graduated as one of the 
top three students in his class at age 16 in 1937- IJuring high 
school Ralph was interested in school dramatics and was instrumental 
in forming the first dramatic club the school had. 

During the sumaier of 1937, Ralph held a job working at the 
Pbod Center of St. Louis store located on V/ame Avenue, lie earned 
25 cents an hour starting wages. -^ -"■•"■• ' ' ' -'"' '' 

In the fa-11 of 1937, Ralph ..ntered VJashin4:ton University in 
St. Laun^. Hi'.' courses were directed at business administration 
studies in law. Ralph continued to work part time at Food Center. 

He was active in the Order of Deltolay and also active in Temple 
youth work. Because of hj.s interest in tiie Temple, he was projected 
into Hebrew Union College to study for the Rabbinate. He was 
supposed to enter in the fall of 19^1 after completing four years 
of college at Washington University. However, the Draft board 
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to the Rabbinate. 

Ralph was drafted in Itoverober of 1942 and took his basic 
training in librt luiox, i^entucky as part of the arraored force. 
Ralph ended basic training in February and caught pneumonia. He 
was hospitalized and severe damage to the left lung was caused 
with occasional heinorraging. After some recovery, he was transferred 
to a military police unit for duty. 

Ralph was discharged from the army in October of 19^3. He 
returned to employment at Food Center in a semi-administrative 
capacity. 

In 19^, Ralph went to Barnes Ifospital located on Kings Highway 
in St. Lotiis for removal of Iiis lower left lobe of his lung. Surgery 
v/as performed by Dr. Evart Grahasi, who pioneered in chest surgery. 
He was mider treatment for six months. 

In 19^5* he became active in the Roof Top Coraniunity Theatre 
and became manager of the group until the fall of 19^5 when he 
entered the field of broadcasting. 

In October of 19^5 » Ralph became an announcer at ra^dio station 
Ki\/TO in Sprln^:field, iissouri. .In December of that year he took a 
job at KGBX sjmo in Springfield. 

Early in 1950, he left radio for minor surgery in St. Louis 
at Jewish iiospital on Kings Highway for the removal of a cyst on 
his spine. 

In Iiarch of 1950, Ralph took a job witli V;OKZ in Alton, Illinois 
as an annoiuTcer. 

In Hovember of 1950, he v/ent to the Veterans Hospital in St. 
Lotris for the removal of the remainder of his left lung. 



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After Ralph was released, he went to Freeport, Illinois in 
I'lay of 1951 to work for ITFBL radio as the program director for 
350 dollars a month. He also was active in the VJinnishiek Players 
in acting and directing. He also was active in the Community Chest 
program and taught two semesters of radio dramatics in the FVeeport 
Adult Education program. 

In liay of 1952, Ralph was covering the local Dairy Queen Contest 
and met Phyllis Dictaaan. 

They dated for about a year before deciding to elope to Keifanee, 
Illiirais and vjere maxried by a justice of the peace on May 17, 1953' 
In July of 1953, a religious ceremony vrxs held in Temple Israel 
in St. Louis. 

The first home Phyllis and Ralph lived iji was a studio apart- 
ment located on Van Buren Street in FVeeport. The liviJig conditions 
were crowded and in September they moved to a downstairs apartment 
on Douglas Street in Freeport. It had three rooms and a bath. In 
December of 1953, the Cohens movsd to an upstpdrs apartment with 
six rooms and a bath on Walnut Street Road. On liay 28, 195^. Jeffry 
Alan Ochen was bom at Eeacones Hospital in Freeport. 

m October of 195^, the family moved to Booneville, .Missouri. 
Ralph went to work as an aiinouncei^ newsman, and a copywriter at 
mm for 75 dollars a week. Tliey lived in the Seventh Street 
apartments in a four room plus bath apartment. 

In March of 1956, the Cohens moved to Sedalia, 1-iissouri where 
Ralph became an announcer and nei.sman at KSIS radio for 80 dollars 
a week. On August 2k, 1956. Itouglas Neil Cohen was born at Bothwell 



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i-ieraorial Hospital in ijedalia. The femly lived in a one story liouse 
with four roons and a bath. 

In May of 1957, Ralph novcd the famly to Rockford. Illinois 
where they moved Into a hoiise at 45^ Cleveland Avenue after a 
brief stay in Freeport with the Uickmans. The liouse has five 
rooms, a bath, and a garage. Ralph went to vjork for .'iROk as an 
announcer holding various duties such as newscating, ffcrm reporting, 
statiwi protion, and merchandising. He started at a salary of &$ 
dollars a week and ended at 133 dollars a week wiien he left the 
station in 1964. (August of 1964) 

Pnyllis did some light volunteer Iiospital vjork between I960 
and 1962. Stxe worked in pediatrics and the infonuation desk. 

In August of 1964, Ralph did a promotion for Fairview ^hoppin^" 
C«nter that yielded 400 dollars in earnings. 

In Dec^Dber of 1964, RaJ^h went to v7ork as a copyi/riter and 
producticm manager for l.JPX radio in Kockford (vrliich is nov: wyFL;) 
for 135 dollars a week. 

In vSeptQK^iber of I965, Ralph v;ent to woi-k for ..Ct:-h. TV in Rock- 
ford as a copywriter, production Eanager, and sales ser-vice co- 
ordinator for 90 dollars a week anci when he left in 197'C for I50 
dollars a week. 

In 1966, Phyllis took a job as a saleslady at Owens, Inc. at 
the Rockfbrd Plaza. In I968, she was transferred to the Owens store 
at ColOTdal Village as a saleslady, iiventually she becaeie manager 
of the aceesoiy depajrijaont. 

On Deeeniber 6, 1968, a divorce was finalized between Phyllis 

V of the two child2-en going to ili^-llis. 
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Middlebury Avenue in early I969. 

In the summer of 1970, Ralph went to Swedish American hospital 
in Rockford for lainor hernia repair. 

5? In Ftebruarj- of 1971, Ralph started vrork at V/KwL W radic in 
Belvidere. He is presently eniployed at ,Xi as Operations ."-ianager. 

In March of 1971, Phyllis left Owens and went to work at Weises 
in ColxMiial Village as a saleslady and is presently nana^ei of the 
Bridal balon and living on Cleveland Avenue in Rockford. 

Ralj^ is presently living at I603 Benton c.treet in a house 
with seven rooms and a bath with his eldest son Jeffry. 

VJhile fbyllis and Ralph were married, the family considered 
itself of average Incotite, The family income was iised on necessities 
such as groceries, clothes, housin^^, and then mai/be some luxuries. 

Re lig ion played a ina.jor part in tlie family life. There were 
maxQr oonllicts over religion. There was a basic difference in 
piiilosophy between Christianity and Judaism that eventually led 
to the divorce of these tvro people and the splitting up of a family. 

>iutual decisicais were made on moving, schooling, and occupations 
with the aujeption^the jobs Phyllis ha.Ay'^eft her little time to care 
for the children and therefore was objected to by Ralph. 

Both parents disciplined the children, usually by sending the 
children to their rooiis and by talking to the'.. Only on minor occasions 
was spanking necessary. The major discipline problems were handled 
by Ralph while Phyllis handled the minor rUscipline problems. 

The first television was purchased in June 01 l''-y53- It was a 
Magnovox Table model (black and wliite) for ^0 dollars M±th 'the 
installation of 2x1 antennae at tlie V/alrait Street Road Residence 



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The First auUM/iobile owned hy Ralph was a 19^ Studebaker 
ChaB5)ion that cost luOO dollars. The second car was a otiidebaker 
V-8 which cost 2100 dollai-s and in 1953 he bought a Studebaker sports 
car (eventually called the Plawk) for 2500 dollars. He owned tliis 
car when he married rhyllis. 

Vihen asked what spectacular eveiiin are of special memory to 
Phyllis, she said the birth of her children, the end of iJorld War U, 
and the tomadoe that hit Bolvidere in 196? were events tliat stuck 
out in her mind. 

riTien asked what special events are of particular memory to 
Ralph, he said that his surgery, the birtli of his sons, the bombing 
of Pearl Harbor wliich signalled the beginning of .,orld ,:ar II, and 
the assasination of John F. Kennedy were events that stuck out in 
liis mind. 

Jeffry Alan Cohen was bom on I-iay 28, 1954 at Deacones ifespital 
in Freeport, Illinois at 500 P.m. in the aTtemoon. He is the 
oldest son of Ralph and Phyllis Cohen. 

In i960, Jeffry vjas enrolled at Rolling Green Elementary .School 
located on Louisiana iuoad ...i Rockford. in 1966, Jeffry entered 
Jefferson Junior High located at 2525 Ohio Parkway, in 1970, Jeffry 
rojiained at Jefferson when it was converted into a high school. 
Also in 1970, Jeffry got a job as a dishviashei- at the Dog N Sxids 
located at 2404 5. Alpine road in Rockford. In 19?2, Jeffry grad- 
uated from Jefferson Pligh 2choi i.. xhe "tep I/3 of Ms class. 
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at Rock Valley Junior College in the fall of 1972. At the presesent 

he lives with his father at I6O3 Benton Street in Rockford and is 

an assistant manager at Dog N Suds. He will be leaving in the fall 
of IS^h to continue nis education at the University Of Illinois in 

the Ch^japaign-Urbana area. 



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PLEASE USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 



[)ear Contributor to the 



Kock Valley College Family History Collection; 



So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
\mer\can families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
few mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
access to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



I. SURVEY 



1 . Your name 

Date of form 



Mar^ck 30j 197'/ 



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OFFICE USE CODE 



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2. Your college: Rock Val ley (oJlejcje 

Rock ford", iTTTnois 

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

Be fore 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

l^ ]Q^0-]300 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. 

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

"~P^ uth Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) E ast South Central (La. .Mjss. , Ala. ,Tenn , K% 

W est South Central (Ark., N.M., Tex., OVT Vl y-^'t ast ^^''^^ Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 

P acific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 

5. Please check al 1 occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in thi s paper have found themse 1 ves^^^ 



'-^Farming ^Mining __^^Shp(>keepi ng or small business 

Tp^nsportat ion ^Big.,^s iness ' — ^M anufacturing 

//P rofess ions /^xf ruJus t ri al labor ^Other 

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



Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian ^Method ist^ 

Baptist Episcopal ian Congregational (..--"^ Lutheran 

^^uaker ^ Mo rmon O ther Protestant ^Other 

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



Blacks 
"Jews 
jrish '_ 

East Asian 



/indi ans ^Mexi cans/'^ ^Puerto Ri&ens 

"Central Europeans jy Italians t-^ S lavs 
"British Native Americans over several generations 
Other 



What >ources did you use in compiling your family history? 



'y Interviews with other 
f^i ly members 
tal Records 
Photographs 



Fami ly Bi bles 

L^nd Reccjrds 
/ Maps 



Family Genealogies 

e" U.S. Census 
ther 



FAMI LY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name A/'^ ^ //'/t/AAr ^" i ( Aj/^ //<: Current Residence /j J^.}^ /\Cr i :, /S -J ■/ , 
I f dead, date of death T't'/i/ "7. /T < <^" 

Place of birth / ■.-:■- :^^ " '^ t }" Date of Birth ^ , p / / , / J J } 

Education (numbej- of years): 
grade school / i, / ^ , high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

I I ■•. . x'^,-, ,, (after leaving home) 

^^^ //ikCK^rciJJ L/J'-^< Dates ' ' .X:i-SC 1 st / ,f ;>V /jc.v,/, S-h P at^^ ^Z^-Nt - 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

'4th Dates kxM Dates 



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Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ':/'/■■-{ h pJ^ -^ y_ V_, ' - \i:7 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother <^y 7~77~~i~~~' ( /; ( 'i<Cl; '.TV/j'^'® t/Ji'^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) 

Name j/ljc. S Ml) Ic // /W C^'^^ ^^ Current Residence ^^ ^ "^ )^l\\'^ :.C St t 
If de'ad. date of death //> r. ■ I / -T 'y,: / 

Place of birth /( '/'/,, f-' -/ //V/ Date of birth /A/u ' ^ 7, / O /C 

Education (number of years): 
grade school - ./ ^ high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(aft^r leaving home) 



St If/i- -^^ ^^ y c" Dates ' / y ^- \%t / \ J i 



r < / - - Date//-/^^/ 



2nd Dates 2nd_ 

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Ath Dates '♦th Dates 

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



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Place of marriage to your grandfather ^ . -^ l'"''[i fy's- -/ 'rrS^ '^^ ./ /' ///'i ' <' ' ^' ■ /'■ 
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A- I Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N.inic 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) ' 
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2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


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Dates 


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Dates 


3rd 


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



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



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Ath Dates ^th Dates ' 

Re I i g i on 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd _Dates ^^ 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

Re 1 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 ///;; , / -f^. ij J '' ' ^ Current Residence/' /J " /^ ' /W r// ^/ 
I f de^d, date of deat h 7-6/ A'' -^ Q t p y ; ^ '^ ^ -^ ^ 

Place of birth /-,;,. / / /^ / J p,,, of birth SV /- i . ^ /; / V .? j^ 

Education (number of years) : " / 

grade school ' > y .' ^'^^ school vocational college 

Occupation(s) • PLacE OF RESIDENCE 

7 //-r-^ // ) r r' \ — / ■ • (after leaving home) /r . .',r\ 

2nd ^//,yo,-7rV/r /r^,^..//, C:) )ates /::^Jri' <^2 nd j I I / / D ates ( /Til^y ^ 

3rd ^Dates ^3rd ^Dates 

^th ^Dates /4th Dates 



jaxties, ci,vi 1 or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ^^ " ^'' Hl p^'^^'-^^ (^ f v/) 



Re 1 i g i on^ 

Pol itical parties, .cj,vi 1 or social clubs, fraternities, etc, 



Place of marriage to your grandmother /// //;/,/ 'r C/l /,v/ - jrf/^/j/ditc I / K ///"J^'OAj 

Note: If your mother was raised by a i>Lep f aiMe r P r a n ot ti e r r eiac i v e ( t O S^ e 1 Sf^*" ^ 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name /; / ' -^ , --. : ' ;: v : (' i: /e^H/' C urrent Residence / /^'/C ^ /7^-?H:\ ^ 

I f dead, date of death // \.-r - -r ,- / C ^ / 

Place of birth / ^ < /^//^ -^ / ^Date of b i rth Ml/], /?^^ ^ ! ^ ^'^ '^ 

Education (number pf years) ' / ' ' - 
grade s choo 1 ly \/l/ S ^i i gb school vocational college 

Occupation(s) ^ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

l! 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



/ . ^ -, f C p->^^ >- "^ /'//-> (after leaving home) /'^^/-^<fj 

1st .//-/^'^^ '^ /^-//i. Dates " 7;^; 1st / y< -/-^ ^^> //' ,■ D at^s ' ^^.>/ 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



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Religion / /r 7 ; V ' ri, C I /j I f li 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. - J> / J /j Hi n /CO S <L ^^ — I ^ U 

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Place of marriage to your grandfather -- - ■' ' ; ' ■ / .Z ' y '^-■■•^ ate ''IA^^/i^/?^^yA^ 
Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 18) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C- I Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

Name 

If ,,-—) — J— ?— 1 — -r- ^Current Residence 

ir dead, date of death 



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D.ilc of hi, 



f'liH.ition (numh,., of yr.,7~) ~ " 

'"'"'" ■■''"'"' ■ ''''j'' ••cliool vocjt ion.il coll( 



Occupat ion(s) 
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Dates 



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3rd_ 
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.Dates 3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
mi 
Dates 

Dates 



Dates /,th 



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Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

Political parties, civil or social' clubs, fraternities, etc. 
^lace of marriage to your grandmother ' ~" 



D-2 Stepqrandmother (your mother's side) 



Name 

I f (iead, date (jf death 



Place of bi rth 

Education (number of years) ' 
grade school '' i yh school 

Occupat ion (s) 

'''"^ _Dates 

2nd 



Current Residence 
Date of bi rth 



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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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3rd 



.Dates 3rd 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re I i q i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, 

Place of 



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Number of years ot schooling / 


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Residence / ; / -/ S' ^ '' /)~Hi 
Number of children /y/i ^ 

Place of birth X ' i ^^ - "^"T 
Number of yeac^s of schpoling 
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ppl)a David Coletta **»****»*«* 

r^'p2)a A.'i^Grico CnleLta FAT".:,?, 

pp3)a alsa Coletta MOTiliiH 

pr)4)b Italo Luchetti UKCLE 

pp5)b Mar;,- Luchetti AJilT 

pp6)v. Tliom.-is Luchrtti JOUiJiI' 1st 
PP7)l Katheif-ine Lu'-hetti CCi'SIli 

pp)Bc Phillip Picchi UNCLi;; 

pp)9c Th -resa Picclii aUiiT 

piOlOc Dennis Picchi CuUoIil 

pp)lld Anp:elo Sefcneri UliCLE 

pp)l.?d Lena Segneri AUNT 

pp)l3o Dario Reali LhiCLc; 

pp)l4'. Marraret Reali AUNT 

D-D)l5f Joe neali U.-CLJi 
pp)l6;?- Janes Fal;;iat,-ino U'ir^.hi^ 
pp)l7g Evel-.-n Falrlatano AUNT 

pp)l8g Bob Falgiatano COUolN Itjt 

pp)l9g Pat Fal-^iatano COUilN 

pn)20h Peter Coletta UNCLE 

pp)21h Emily Golet a AUNT 

pp)22h D-nnis Col-_;tta JulJoIN Ist 

pp)23h Jerry Coletta COJii:. Irt 

pp)24i .Ambrose Coletta f,HA'.DF&ThER 

pp)25i Antonia Coletta 'jRyu.LiNOTNER 

pp)26j Enil R<:ali OlwL DFATiiEH 

pp)27.i Gertrude Reali GRA..Di'-;OTHEK 
pp) 23 CNARICTERISTICS OF ai FA-'^IILY 



TjKX ;0':t. 

pp)29-Cont. of pp)23 

Dp) -'O Granf'.parontr, ( H'.'al i ) 

pp)31 Grand narents ('Jolotta) 

pp)32-Cont. of pp) 51 IIOUoi:^ :..^P OY 1 .: i Loonis ot. oo, j-] o th. Avei.U'j, 

pp)33 liy Parents -.nd ISo.-!. HOU^ic; •.'..■^F OF u54-l">t'i :ive. 

pp)34 ^■^ri of Italy. 

ACKNOWLi^DGEM.m'TS: 

Thank you for mal-cin/, n:y fnniily history, for '.-ithout Ine coopor-ition 

of my Aunt Mary Luchetti and all of ly r-.; l.-'.tivon I woulcJ not been 

atle to complete this. Thanks to my father rid ,:iotne]- for yiore help. 

SPECIAL THA1;KS TOO-St. iuithon:' Church in l<0'.:l:f ^rd 111. 

Oi'LERS: Mr. James ?al.-iatar:o a: Family 
& 
-".r. Joest)h R^ ali 



;l>-2)a 

'■'AME: ^.r. A-nerico Joreph Colettn 

ADDHh:3S; 634-nth Avenue 

CITY : Rockfor'i Illinois 

i-IRTHDATo: A.),'nast 6,1';\"'0 irORi;; In hone ii. hone, I 'niy . 

AGri ; 53./rn.&9month3 

COLOR HAIR ; :lack 

iliiJiS: Brown 
RACE ; White 

IIATIONALITY; Italian (American Citi",..'n an of I'VU) (Cijne to J. 3. in 1914) 
WEIGHT; 1701bs. 
KEIG^iT : ^^'oin. 

CH ILDRfJIJ; One, David Coletta. 
RELIGION : Ron -ai 'jalholic 
I APTIZi:.D: at. Mary's Cii-irch, Rone Italy 
COMMUIJION RITE; 3t. Mary's Church, Rome Italy 
CONFIRMED ; St. Anthony Church, Rockford 111. 
SCHOOLING; lOyrs. 

GRADE SCHOOL: l-8th completed in Home, Italy at St. Marj' ' s School. 
HIGHSCHGOL; St. Thonas Hif^hSchool in Rock:'ord-9^10th Reason for not 

continuing:: Had to work to help his family 
OCCgPATION: Foreman at Rockford Produ-' t-. Emnloyed tliere si::ce 1941. 
>.LSO WORKED AT; Weinan Furniture Co. for five years. 
I-:ARRIED; To Mi::^s Elsa Reali in St. An'.'iony Churcli/April ;i, 194S 
HOLBIES; None 

RELA^^ATION TIME; Listenirr to the Cu. s ,■ a-ies. Doin^: yardwork. 
SOCIAL GLUhS ! St. Ambrose Society 

POLITICAL PARTY ; Votes for the man but usually Democratic in opiiiion, 
FIHAIICIALLY ; Middle Class 



pp. 3) a 

■■'AME: Mrs. Elsa Carmella C'olitta formerlv fii-a .'Jl.sa K-al.i. 

ADDRi'SS; 6;M-15th Avenue 
CITY ; Rockford Illinois 
BIRTHl.ATE; Fetuary .^'y,l^c:2 
AGE; 52.yrs(i;2raonth3 
COLOR HAIR; B1 ack 

EYrJ3; Brown 
KA;E ; V/hite 

KATIJN;ix.ITY; Italian ( A:neT-i^-an Citi:^.!: ru> of l-j/[-0 (C a-ne t.; J.S. ; p. ;t)t. 30.192)) 
*VEIGHT; 1401b 3. 
H.'JIGHT; 5'4in. 

CIIILDRE M; One, David Joletta 
Rh^LIGION : Catliolic 

BAPTIZED; 3t. Mary's C'lurch, Hone, Ital; 
COMHUIIION RITE; St. Anthony's Churcri, Rccl.forn 111. 
CONFIRMl'JD: St. .Inthony's Churoh, Rnokf-^rd 111. 
SC:?OOLi:,'G ; lOyrs. 

GRADESCHOOL: 1&2 completod in ot. I'arv's School in Rorr.e,! laly. :5-8/st. Anthony ' s. 
HIGHSiJHOOL; 'Jth grade finished at Lincoln Jr.hirc I'Hh -rade -it East hifho 
VOCATIONAL TRAINING; lyr. nt Ho-dcford Husinoss Coll.;, c. 
OCCUPATIOM; Secretary at J.L. Claik Co. Kockford 111 . (l->", 2-4'?) 
JOhS HELD WHILE SILGLr]; 

1) J.L clar;^ CO. 

2) NELSON KNITTING CO. (l}?3-42) 

MARRIED; To Mr. Ain^.ri -•o Coletta at St. Anthony's Ch';rcji on /ipril 5of 1945 

HOBBIES; Knitting, rardenin;:. 

RELAXATION TIME; Readin/^ m3.=--zineG and \ni\.Sriur. t.v. 

SOCIAL OLU':S; St. Ambrose Soci-ty, Rockiord 111. 

Position as mernber; Secretary of Tre'.; ury jc n )W a Council Mer.ber, 
POLITICAL PARTY ; Lomocratic 
PRESENTLY: A hou:;.ewife .and nartime c:nploy.-d -: a sales lady at Lillian's Co, 



L'p.4)b 
NAME ! Italo Luchetti 

ADmtESS: 605-15 th ..venue 
^'ITY; Rockford Illinois 
BIRTHDATE ; April 18,1908 
AGE; 6 6vrs. 
COLOR HAIR: Blond 

EYES: Blue 
RAGE; White 

NATIOMAi.ITY: Italian [U.^. CITIZEN as of 19,^7) (Caine to U.S. in IJ^O) 

WEIGHT: lS21bs. 
HEIGHT: 5'6in. 
CHILDRr.!': one Thomas 
RELIGION: Catholic 

BAPTIEED; St. Mary's Church Ro.iie I--aly 
COHMUniON RITE; St. Mary's Churcti Ror.e It^Iy 
CONFIRf^ED : St. Mary's Church Rone Italy 

oCHOOLIKG: 1st thru 7th 
GRADESC-XOL: """"-m, „,.„,. 

HIGnSCHOOL: None 
OCCUPATIOI.' ; Laborer 

JOBS: Winnebap:o Cabinet Co. Rockford III. ( l".19-74) 

2) JOHN BARNES DRILL CO. Rl'CKFuRL 1j1\I. (i-JM-Al) 
MARRIED: To Miss Mary Reali at Jt. Aji hoMv'-, Church on 
HOBBIES; Likes to make furniture at .'O-ne. 
RELAXATION; Giirdeninc 

SOCIAL CLUBS; St. Air.bro.ce Society Club and The Verdi Club 
POLITICAL PARTY: Repuuiican 
FINM.'CIALLY: Middle claims 



pp5)b 
NAME: Mrs. f^'ary Luchotti for-.erly Mi^s M.-iry Rc-ciii 

ADDRESS; 60S-15th Avenue 

C ITY; Rockford Illinois 

nIRTilDAT.:.; March d,190'] 

AGE: 65yrs. 

COLOR HAIR : hrown 

:iYE3: i-rown 

RACE ; White 

HATIOkALIT; ; Itcliati (Came to U.6. in Jopt. ^O, H;:j) (U.o. ---i ti iieii in 19;-;b) 



WEIGHi' ; 17211s. 

HEI^inT ; 5'3in. 

CHILDREN ; One, Thomvs 

RBLIGIOn ; Catholic 

BAPl'lZED ; ot. Mary's Churoh Ro.-ne Italy 

COMMUNION RITE ; St. Marv'c Church Rome, Italy 

COi.'FIRMED ; St. Kary's Church Rome, It.l" 

SCHOOLING ; 127r. 

GRALESCH'JQL ; St. Mary's ScJiool Hom^, Italy 

HIGH SCHOOL ; 9th-lk coni'leted i:; K.):r.e. 

OCCUPATION ; """"""" 

JOBS; Worked at Ropers Co. in Rockford. (l951-40) 

MARRIED ; To Mr. Luchetti at ^t. Anthony's Chui'ch on .<ov. 27, 1941. 

HOtjBIES ; ""•""" 

RELAXATION TIME ; Gardening, «:;-! worki-r aro'i-.d the house. 
SOCIAL CLUbS ; St. A:nlro:.e Society Club in Rockford 111. 
POLITICAL P,,RTY: D.-noc ratio 



pp--)b 
KAMaJr i-ir. Thomas Dominic : Lui-hetti 
ADDRESS ; 1?20 rjptselraa Driv- 
CTil: Ul^iii Illinoi:; 
A'iE; 26.vr3. 

LIKTHDATiJ; July 2J,lJ4d Forr: UNKIvO.vrt (Adopted cnil :) 

COLOR ;iAIR; hrown 

EYcjSrBlue 
RACE; White 
:;ATIOi.ALITY; American 
WEIGHT; ZyOlbs. 
ilEICiJT; 6"jin. 
CHILDREN ; i'ione 
RELIGIOi.'; Catholic 

i; A FT I ZED; St. Anthony's Cliurch kockfoi-.i 111. 
C0M:-'TIJNI01J; St. Antho!iy's Church "„,-„„„>..,„„.. m^ 

GO --IRMED; St. Anthoriy'a Churcli ■-m,,,,,,,,,,,.^ 

SCHOOLI NG; 17yrs. 

GRADESCHOOL; St. Stanaslaus Scnool Rorkfnrd 111. 

HIGHSCHOOL ; boyl,-.n Centrjil Catc.ylic iliKhscliool 

COLLEGE; l)Kockvalley Jr. College 2yrs. 

( Was voted Presid^? it of LjtudenL body in 1 ibf) 

2)Rockford College 2yrs. R"Cei-''-?o b.A. Decree in 196-.=. 

3)Precenbly attendiig i^yo^;! University m Cnica.'o. ( 2n.!yr. ) 
QCC I PAT I OH; 

JOBS;l) Taur:ht at i.ast HirTi in Rnckf.nl for2/rs. [I[j6\!) 
2) Was drafted in 1T6?,, joined th^? National auard. 

HARRIED; To Mi;:s Katherine Pierce of Ohio at the Old Stone Church in 

(in Rockton 111. on August 8,197l) 
RELAXATION TIME ; NONE 

SOCIAL CLUBS; '.'ONE 

PO LITICAL PARTY ; Democratic, usually votes for the man. 

FUTURE PLA.iiS; Inter.d:j to beco lo a lawyer after rinishivf; law school. 



pp7)b 

NAI^E; Mrs.Kathorinq Li;chotti formerly Misj Kat.i.-riiie Pierce. 

ADDHESS ;1320 Getsel-na ]>'i\'e 

Ar;^'; 27 Born November r?.,l')47 in Clovr?J;rid, 0,>io 

COLOR i:AIR ; Ulond 
t,Y iilS: Blue 

RACE; ./hite 

NATIONALITY; Anglo-3e>:on 

M|Gin_: 1231bs. 

HhJlGHT: 5 'Bin. 

CHILDKii;iI: none 

Ri-JLIOION; Protestant 

I- 'PTIZa'D ; Clevelands Lutheran Church of Chri st , ClevclJi/id Ohio. 

SCi:OOLi:iG ; Ifiyrs. 

GRADESC!;OQL; Clevol 'ir.d ' s ^le.nentary Jchool ];i:-.'3t)4 CleveLand Ohio. 

HIGHSCHOOL; Roosevelt ir-ii School Clevoi.-.iid Ohio. 

COLLEGE; Rockford CoUero-4,vrs aLt.,',d-; for >:er iiA. de,'-ree and 

two -lore years for hor MA. de.f:re'-. in Ai-t, 
OCCUPATION ; 

JOBS; l) Teaches i:.nglish and Art in ElgiriL- r. L{'-tiSclioo U 
HOBBIES; Likes to p-ir' t, needle poiut.aad -r r:e voLtf'ry. 
POLITICAL PARTY; REPUi-.lICA;; 



ppa)c 

."<AHE: Mr. Phillip Picchi 

ADDRE33; 44^-16th Avenue 

blRTHDAI'i^ ; April -50,1908 i i F^rentino ll.:.iy 

AGE; 66.Yr3. 

COLOR KAIli ; Drown 
li^YKS: lirown 

RACii]; White 

;;ATIJ .Ai.ITi ; Italian 

WEIGHT: 15511s. 

HEIG::T; 5'7in. 

CHILLRc;;!: On", Dennis Picclii ^Adopted) 

RKLIGIQ::; Roman Catliolic 

BAPTIZED; At St. P.-ter's Church, Per. .. I i no Italy 

SCHOOLI.-'Gt l tf:ru6th 

GR.ADESGHOOL ; """""" "comp ieted in I taiy , Prr,.iitino. 

OCCUPATION; Retired from J .L. Clark/wo }-ked i iior.i tor jlyrv.. (1942-73) 

MARRLciDiTo Kiss Theresa R^ali onJune .''), 1-J3'» "t ot. An tiio.'i./ ' s Church. 

RELA:<ATIjN TIMa; _ Wat.Mi',/- thu wear's i;: the wi- ';fjr a:.d L:ie tVai tebox in summer. 

HOBBIES; garde:ing and doirif odd jobs aro..: i his ho'::e. 

SOCIAL CLUB; St. /.rabrose Club, Rockiord 111. 

fi;ia;;cially: upper midijle class 

POLITICAL PARTY: LiiHOCRATIC 



KAMElMrs Th resa Picchi for:::erly Ms.s Theresa K.,ali ^^ ^^ "" 

A_DDR^oS_: 445-16th Avp-m. 

i;IRTHDATE; October 8,ljl7 BOKK:I:. Hom-^ It.-ily. 

AGE: STyrs. D.^Oi.Ao..l;^a:-cn .MyVO (huried in Calvery Cem.) 

COLOR nAI[{; Brown 
^'YES: Brown 

RACE; White 

r.' AT I ON A LIT' : Italian 

WEIGHT; l'^71h3. 

HEIGHT; 5'6in. 

CHILDREN: One Dennis ricchi (Adopt. <i) (...came a Housev/ife) 

R ELIG IO -i Ronan Cali:olic 

BAPTIZED: At St. Mary';- Church Rome Italy. 

C Oh FIRM ED ; """" """ ""-" 

COMMlhilON RITE; ■"•""""••"" "" ■•„ „„.,„„„„ 

SCHOOLING; Completed 1st thru 7th in Italy. 
OCC:;PATION ; 

JOBS: Worked for ISyrr. at ..el:;on Anittiiifj Co. in Rockford. 

MARRIED; T o Mr. Phillip Picchi at St. Anthony's Church on June ^5,1339. 
RELAXATIO;: TIME; Sp riL loLs of ti.na h;../.inr a. d ,_,^a-(ie:!i!ig. 
SOCIAL CLUBS: St. Anurose Society Club. 



;.;.10)c 

'■■^'''-^' Mr Dennis David Picctii 

ADDRESS : ddR-1hth Ave.aie 

3IR.KD AT1^ January 2'^,]'j6^ fcO:i:.; IK.Ki.u./., (a.:o;>tcd .-hiia) 

Ann: 14" 7-3. 

CJLOR iJAI ..; hrown 
i^l'^S Blue 

i'. AT I ON At. 1 1 1 An eric an 
W5I0HT ; 1-55103. 
HEIGHT: 5'5in. 

■-'^LIGIOK: Roman Catholic 

h.^FilZiX: At Jt.Anthoiiy 's Cuarcn, r;ncki'ord III. 

^0^!Kji-I i-l laTcJ ; "MMMM. , ,„ ..„ , , 

COhFIRM^D : t,.M.,Mt..M.n.,.M.M- „-,„„„,.,. ,.„-,,.>, „ „„ 

S';.?00LII.(J ;8yrs. 

0RADSSC400L ;Nnw attending ot. Anlnony Jc;:do1 in Kockford 111. 

Activety's: Likes to play baseball and footbijll . 

Future Jr^lars: Does ;iot yet know what he wants to do -■•iter higi: oCnool. 



ppll)d 

NAME; Mr Angolo Serneri 

ADDRESS; 4944 Olcott Avenue 

£l_J± East Chica.-o Indiana (Lived in E. Chica.-o I;ui. for 43 years.) 

BIRTHDATE; May S,1910 {aorn in R .me Italy) 

AGEi6yvr;i. DECEASED; Nov. ^ 1970 (rUlil aL: by :iuber Euneral service in E.Chicago) 

COLO.. .AIR; Black 
EYES: Brovfn 

RACE; V/hite 

NATIONALITY; Italian 

•//EIGHT ; 1701bs. 

HEIGHT; 5'9in. 

CHILDREN; Two-both married- Vick Se^'neri and J.-an Set:neri, Dotli live in Indiana. 

RELI'-ION; Cat}ioliG 

BAPTIZED; St. Era cin Catholic C!:urrh in R(iine Italy 

SCHOOLING; 3yr3. Completed in Rome Italy. 

OCCUPATION; Worked for Inland Steel Co. for 25yrs. as a laborer. 

KARRI ED; To Miss Lena R'ali on Kov.29,t'T^b at St. Anthony Cnurcn in Rockford 111 

HOBBIES; Liked to work in his flower .';:;ri;en. 

RELAXATION SPENT DOI..G ; Fishinr 

SOCIAL CLUBS; Was a member of St. Mary's Holy i^ame Society in E.Chicago Ind. 

POLITICAL PARTY; De^iocratic 

FINANCIALLY; Middle Class 



npl2)d 

NAME ; Mrs Lena Segneri-Form-^rly Mir.s Lena tieali 

ADDRESS; 4720 Rail Road Avenue 

BIRTIIDATE ; November 14, 1911 in Rono Italy 

AGE : e^yrs. 

COLOR HAIR ; Black 

liTES: Broim 

NATIONALITi : Italian 

RACE; White 

WEIGHT; 1551bs, 

Hi^IGHT; 5"3in. 

CHILDREN ; Two -b cth marri'.'d -Jick Se;;neri and Jean Jegneri. Doth live in i:..Chic; 

RELIGION: Catholic 

BAPTIZED ; At St. Anthony Church in Hockford Illinois. 

COMMUNION; " " ' " " " " " " " " " " ' ' ' " " " " " " " • 

CO:; FIRM ED; " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " ' " " " ' " " " " " " " " " " " " • 

SCHOOLING: 9yr3. Completed in Rome Italy 

GRADESCHOOL ; St. Mary's Catholic School in itome Italy. 

OCCUPATION; Preaently lives alone. 

JOBS: Worked from llyrs. at Contour Hosiery Co. in Rocklord 111. 

MARRIED; To Mr. Angelo Sep.'neri on Nov. 29, 1936 at St. Anthony ' s Church in Rkfd,I 

RELAXATION ; Likes to vicit Immi-culate Concention Church in Ind. and talk to 

* the Sisters there. Mostly lik.-s to play with her Grandchildren. 
SOCIAL CLUi^S ; Was once a member of St. Ambrose Society in Rockford. 

POLITICAL PARTY; Democratic 



ppl3)e 

NAME: Mr. Dario Reali 

ADDRESS; 1615-ii;ast Morll-ind lirive 

CIT7; Rockford Illinoin 

•fJRTKDATE! Au.-ust 16,1929 

AGE; 45yr3. 

COLOR HAIR : Llfht hrov.-n 

Ex ES ; Bl^jj/ec iv 
RAGE: VOiite 
NATIONALITY ; Italian 
WEIGHT : leOlbs. 
HEIGHT; 5'8in. 

CHILDREN : Two-Maria(l2yrs. ) and Micheal (7yrs) both are adopted. 
RELIGION ; Catholic 

BAPTIZED ; At St. Antiiony's Church in Rockford-now niemDur of St. Edward's Church. 
SGHGOLirC ; lOyrs. 

OCCiIPATIl'-,': Worker at Barnes Drill Go. in Rockford. for I'.iyrs. 
MARRIED; To Mins Karf^-ret Revera on Sept. '5, 19^? -^.t lit. Anthony's Church. 
HOBbli'^S : Like's to nake thinrs in hi j wood workinf- shop in nis basement, 
RELA.XATIOi] ; Likes to hunt and fish. 
JOGIAL CLUBS ; St. Ambrose oocicty Club 
POLITICAL PAR'IY: Repu bl i c an 
FiriAI'ICIALLY: Upper Middle class 
Also served in the Air Force durring ,.orld ..ar jJ. 



rpi4)o 

NAME; Mrs Mar aret Reali formerly Miss Mar, .-i ret Kevera. 

A DDRiJSo; 16 1-3- Bast Horllsnd Drive 

CITY; Kockford Illinois 

BIRTHDATL-.; Novumber 14,195) 

ACE ; 44yr3. 

COLOR HAIR; brovm 
EYES; Brown 

RACE: Meyjcan-Ainerican 

;;ATI0NALITY; Mexican 

WEIGHT; 14olb3. 

HEIGHT; 5'4in. 

CniLDRENj_Tv7o-Maria(l2yrs) and Mi(-}ieal (7yrs) botli adopted 

RELIGION; Catholic 

BAPTIZi^D ; Unkno^fn Wliere 

3CH00LII:G ; Unknown Where 

OCCUPATION; Works as a secretary at RockforH Producls Co. 

HARRIED; To Mr.Dario Reali on 6ept.:5 19^5 at Jt. Anthony's Church Kockford 111. 

HO BBIES; None 

RELAXATION; UnKnown 

SOCIAL CL'IBS ; None 

POLITICAL PARTY ; Republic 'm 



ppl^)l' 

NAME: ;r. Joesph Re;:.ii 

ADDRi!;SS; 6A3-l,sth Av. nue 

CITY ; :{ocl-:r.-^rd Iliinoi s 

i-.TRTHDATK ; D'^ocrri er l'^,!')!? 

AG a: 57 

CObOR iiAIR; i;lack 
EY E3 ; '.rown 

RACE: White 

NATIONALITY: Italia;. iAviericw. CLtir.en as oi'lji) (Camu to U'.o.ir. 1^129) 

WE IGHT; lo51bf.. 
H:iIGHT; '7 in. 

CHILDREN; 

R ELIGION ; Roman Cit hjlin 

'- \PTIZED; St. Mat-y's Churcli Uo . cH^ly 
COMMUNIjN; 3t. -lary's ..t.ii'rh Rome, Itily 
CONFIRMED; L;t,>i;T hoj'v ' s Chiirc'. Rockf o rl, III . 
SCHOOLING: lthru9th graae 

GRADESCHOOL; let thru 7th .-raios co:^Dletod in It:ly ;:t ot. /.arv ' s ;3chool 
HIGHSC-"C0L; Jr. Hi g.n rrades d-Jtn complot.'d at Li. .coin Jr. hiru, Rockford ,111, 
VOCATIONAL: None 

OCCUPATI ON : Foreman At General ::.lectric Furiture Co. 
JOBS; 

l) Ger.ci-al Electric Co. Employed as lai orer and tnen made boss. 
MARRIED: Single 
HOBB IES : Gardening 

RELAXATION ! Playing pool a.-id bowlp. 
SOCIAL C LUB l St. .-.mlrose Socie y. 
POLITICAL: Republican 
PRESENTLY: Working at General Electric Co. 

FINAI-ICIALLY ; Upper Hiddleclass 
Also served in the Arn'.y durring World ,;ar JJ. 



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KAME; Hr. J.-iines i-'alri-i'ano 

ADDRESS; 1104 Candlowood Drive (Wo'/ed to r'lorida in l9T-^.)-» 
CITY : Hollyv.'ood Florida 

AGE;62yrs. £11 TilbAT.'.; {^/l.'/ll in ;va,;les Italy) 

CuLOR HAIR lilnck 

b^TES: Grey 
RACE; \7hite 
IIATIl/'nA^ITY; Italian 
iii;iGHTi2801bs. 
HEIGHT; 5 '6in. 
RELIGION; Catholic 
BAPTIZED; St. Th-roGa Church in ..u ^les Italv 

CQMUhIO!.; '""" "" ' 

SCHOOLIJ.q; 8yrs. of ^rad -school in Italy. 

OCCUPATIO!<; Worked at ArT.oneon i''urnitur':^ oo. for l^yrs. 

JOE.i; "•" """" "MM,,,,-., „„„ ,„„M^ 

MARRI::.D; To Miss Evelyn Coleita on Sent. I, l:r5'^, at ^i. Ai.thony Church. 
HOBBIES: LikeG to do ttiint:s and build furi.iture in ::is basement shop, 
REvAXATIull; Likes to hunt and fish. Does a lot jf traveling. 
SOCIAL CLUBS ; Belonged to the Ver^U Club. 
POLITICAL PARTY : Democratic 
FI;:ANCIALLY : Hidd^J-cl;•s^3 
CHILDREN: Robert 

***Lived in Rockford for /*5yrs. and noved recently to Elorida for health 
***reagon3o Formerly resid' d at 1828 Loomis Street. 
Also served in the arr.y in .7orld War 2. 
Retired. 



iiMSl MrsEvelyn Falgiatrino the fo/mor Misc .v/.i.-lyn Coletla 
ADDRESS; 1104 Candlovrood D-ive 
CITY; Hollywood Florida 

A^>vJ; January 4,1914 (60yrr,0 

gOLOR HAIH; Black 

1;;YEo:B1 ire-Grey 

RACE; Vfl-iite 

BIRVHDATK; January 4,191'- Born in Rome It -ay. 

NATIONALITY; Italian 

V/EIGHT; 1451bs. 

HEI ;HT; 5'5in. 

RELIGION; R oman Catholic 

BAJIIZ:;:D; At St.M-.ry's Ciiurch in Rome It r,y 

COMMUNION RITE; At St. Mary's Church Koine Italy 

CONFIRMED; At St. M'lry's Church in Ro-no Italy 

SChOOLIifC; 6yrs 

GRADE3CH00L; Conpleted in Rome Italy. 

HIf:HSC;!C0L; None 

OCCUPATION ; V/orked for llyrs at Arnonson rur-.iture Co. (houoevjil'e) 

MARRIED; To Mr. Jaiies Fal, lata ,o on S-nt.l.l^-j^ at St. A-iChony's Clmrch. 

CHILDREN; One, Robert vfho is miirfied. 

HOBBIES; Gardening 

RELAXATION TIME; Travolinp to Canada and ouier places >vi Ui hur husband 

SOCIAL CLiiES ; Once a member of St.Ambro:-e Club of Rockford III. 

POLITICAL PA:-:' : Democi'atic 
Retired.* 



NAME; Mr. Robert C. r'aJriit-io 
ADDRESS! 815"; Roy -J Oakr, 

^ITi: Rockfnr:i Illinois 

_AG^ 3-3yrs. Born in ^t. .^nthony Hospital 
COLOR HAIR; Brown 

RACE; Vftite 
ATIOI ALITY : Italian Americ^u. 

BIRTHDATE; 8/23/36 

WEIGHT; lyOlbs. 

HEICHT; '5'9in. 

RELIGION; Rom-'n Catholic 

bAPTIZED ETC. At St. Antiiony Church in RockTord. 

SCHOOLING: 12yrs. 

GnjVDESCIIOOL; lthru3th praaes corapleteti at oi. Anthony's school. 

HIGH 3C :.00L; Conplot..-d at ipst Hi,:h Sc'iool m Rocl-ford 111. 

VOCATIOi.AL; Trainine done at Park Plu^nbinf r.aJ TV Repair onop. (Plumber^tv man) 

OCCUPATIONzP lumber and TQlevi:-ion rep.-.irmaii. 

JOBS: 

l)Works for Park Plumbinr and Appli;,r;ce Co. in Lovespark 111. 

2) 

HObBIEo; :/ork around His rardeainr 

RELAXATION TIME ; Spent traveling, fii:hinf: a.nd liuntinp. 

SOCIAL CLUBS: None 

POLITICAL PARiY : Democratic 

FINANCIALLY; Middle-Calss 

MARRIED; To Miss Patricia Kimpel at St. Anthony's Church on Ju..e 1,1957 
CHILDREN; Deb r.;ie(l4yr3.) and (Ci.-.dy ,5yri-.) 



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iiM^il I'rs. Patricia Fal;.;! a Ur:o formerly .>;i. s P-tricia Kimnel 

ADDRESS; I'i^^ Royal O-Jc;-, 

CITi; Rockford Illinois 

AGEj_:^7yrs. 

£IHT."DA'fh:; 3/2-^/37 

COLOR HAIR; . Brunnette 

JiA'JE; V/'^ite 

:IATI0:;ALITY; German Anu-rican 

WjJIGiJT; I33I0S. 

HEIGHT: 5 '6in. 

J^ELIGIlIi; Catholic 

2A?Ti:.aD ETC. At St. Rita'p Church in Kockford III. 

SC>:OOLIi:G; 1 2y rs . 

GRADESCdOQL; At St. Rita's ociiool 

niGHSC;iOOL; At East Hirh School 

OCC'JPArio::; Housev/lfe 

INTEREST; Likes to pait.t. 

POLITICAL PAHTiS: De-iocratic 

'.AHRIEL: To Mr. Robert F-l "iatano -t Jt, A:: '.: oiiy ' s Church on Ju-e 1,1'J^>7. 

C; I LP re; J; Two-Debbie(l4yrs) .-'nd (Cindybvrr.. ) 



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^^AME; The late Mr. Peter Coletta 

ADDRESS; 1216 :aake oi.rcfit 

CITY; Rockfoj'd Illir.ois 

laRTHDATK; Au,.-Uh-t 6,1920 (Twin 1, -other to Mr. A."!..rico ;oletta) 

A3B: 31vrs. 

COLOR HAIR; E 1 ack 
iviES: Brown 

RACE: -./hite 

NATIOIIALITY: Italian (^orn In Hume ItaJv) 

•//EIGHT: 1601b3. 

H::]IJET; 5'llin. 

C?iILDREK; Two-Dennis and Jerry both married. 

RELIGION; Roman Catholic 

PAPTIZED; S t. Har-.- ' ? Church In Rome Italy. 

COMMII.'IO" RITE; " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " . 

CO:.FIRKED; " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " ' " " " " " " " " " " " " . 

SCH00LIT:C; lOyrs. 

GPJIDESCHOOL; IthruSth completed '.t ot. Mary's dc.ool 

HI ;:i SCHOOL; St. Thomas Hif-hscluoi in Ko ^''tiord 9thrulOth. Roa-on 

for not continuj •■£-: Had to n to v.ork to r.eip faiiy. 
OCC'JPATIl, : 

JObS; Worked at i{oc:;ford Produ-t:- <:o. I'jr 2y rs -ntil ;ie passed away. 
MARRIED: To Kiss Enily Leourabruni on Sent. 2H, 1>: '1 .-'t St. .••. t-io':y's Church. 
SOCIAL CLUBS; Once Presi'!erit of St. A:"Lro. o -Jlub. 

* A.lso served in the Arr.y durriii; ivorld /lav 1 1 . 



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NAMEl_N>s limil;. Coletta formerly Hiss ..x , .- Leou.bruni 
ADDRESS: 1 2Tft hlake Strp.-t 
CITYj Rockf ord Illinois 

: ^IRTHl)A-;.; Au^u.t 22,1922 Hor-, ir v.ri - U „ ■■ Italy. 

AGE; '^Avrs 
COLOR HATR; Brown 
E'l ES: Brown 
RACE; Vmite 
:;ATI0NALTTY! Italian 
WEI.IJT; 1 4'ilbR. 
HEIGHi; SMin. 

CHILDREN; Two-DennJ s -md Jprry both married 
RELIGION ; Roman Catliolic 

^^P^'^Z^^; In St. Peter's .'hurch In Perintio Italy. 

S^nmdjl!}: Completed in St. Peter's school in Eerenhino Italy. (gy^a.) 
QggupATJONt Took care of her chlLiren until tl-ey ,;ot married. 
ILmmh To the late Mr. Peter Coletta on oeot.2rf,1941 at St. Anthony Church, 
SOCIAL CLTThS; Memoer of St. Ambrose Club. 
PQi.ITICAL PAR Y ; Democratic 
FINANCIALLY: Mi ddJe Class 



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-NAME! Mr. Lennis ■^. Uolnlta 

ADDRESSi 912 Ker^uron otr.-et. 

■PITY! Rockford Illinois 

:'IRT;iI)ATK! Ueoembor 50, 10 SO 

AGE; 24yrs. 

BORN: At. St. Aiithony Hospital ir ho--vford 

i(ACEj_ Italian-American 

r;ATIQ:;A,^ITY : Italian 

;/^IGHT:1 701Lr,. 

HEI;riT! 6'Oin. 

RELIGION; Roman Catholic 

J aP'JIZED j_ At St.Ajithony's Church lh Kockf or-i^Il 1 . 

comhu:jion RI; E: " "" " " " " " " " ' " " i' " 'I .r M „ „ H „ ., „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ 

CONFIRJ^IED: immm,,,,!-.,, „„„ „ „,t„ „„ ,„„„„ ,„„„„„ ,,„ 

SCHOOLI' .C; l-lyrs. 

|;RADESCH00L;lthru8th rrades compl-ieu •,[, at,. Antiionv Jchool. 

liia.!ISCK00L?_^thrul2 com d..-ted at s.o Ian }ix,: k ochool. 

HOLLEGEl. Two years at RockValley CoIIp .e maiorinf, in business. (AA.Derroe) 
Ono year at Xilton Coll-e. \-^. i^i-, r„€; 

CCCUPATIO:.; Manager 

JO: S: ;;i'io Steak Restuarant in Loves Park. 
MMim^ To .ins Kin Paz.inski (3/27/7-0 at K.cklsland Lutheran Chu.-ch.iVKID.Ill, 
CHILDREN; Gne.Mich^al who is tv:o n^onths ol.;. 
Rr^LAXATION TIME; Spent wacthinr tolcvi :-,ion .-..nr' ruadin . 
POLI TICAL PAKTi; Democratic 
FINANCIALLY; Middle-Class 

*Wife was a Protestant whom ."onverted to Cathol i cis-T. 



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i.'AT-'S; Mr Gerald O'oletta 

ADLRSSj; ini o.Cc-.Lral Avenut- 

CITY; H c ;■■ f r (1 T 1 1 i r c> i s 

- IftTHDATE; Au;-ust 31,194-; 

AGE; -^Oyrs. • 

liOR\: A t St. Anthony Hospit-;! ; :j Rojkford 111. 

RAC'ii;; White 

■ ATIO..ALIiY; Itali-in-A.-erira;. 

HEIGHT; laoibs. 

HiiJIGHT; r:'2in. 

HKi^IGION; R o^an Catholic 

rA.TIZ^D; At St. Anthony ':hur-':-i i -i liocklird III. 

GQ-n J'JIO:: RITE ; " " " " " " " " " " " " " " '' " " " " " " " ' " " " . 

Go:'yiRKh;D; " " " " " " " " " ' " " ■■ " ' 

3G'ii00LI :;G; Ibyrs. 

GjiAL)i^.;CI:O0L; Ithruath f-rades corr.oleted at St. Anlnony Sch.joi. 
HIGHSCI.OOL; 9thrul2 co;npJ;ted at Hoylan Hi^h School. 
OGG'JPATIOL'; Bank liana^-er 

JOjSrWorks at Park otat. ^ uiuc in Loves Park 111. 
KAKRI^D; To Hiss Mary Gicalizca at ot. n;:ttiony's Ch-n-'-h on say 1,1965. 
CHILDREN: Two-Pqter(7yrs old) and {j-^ar-.^jTS Old) 
i< .:.LA Ux'y I Of .' T I v". c ; Spent fisliinF arui huntin^:. 

OLITIGAL PaR Y; De-.ocra tic 
FIMAI:GIALLY; Middle Glass 
*Also v.'en t to collcKe in Indiana State and rr-,:'i'jved a i.Ade. ree it; business. 



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"JAI-IE; The lito Mr. Amoroyr, Colotta 

AiJDR^jJ; 1823 Loomis 3tre' t 

CITY; Rockford Illinois 

LIRTI'DAVi;:; September l,l-)d9 _A_c^61yrs. 

I'ORN: In Rone Italy 

I^I -D; July 7,1950 At 3t. Anthony lionpi l,,-il. 

KA-rLY 'S f n:i.'.R;iL HOr^ii ; Gaspari.-i .Olivf ri i-'ui..T.-ti Kom'.> 

Cil-l^TARY v/HERE _.URI l^D; At Calvory 'Jalholic ۥ --lary 
' color IIATR ; Black 
r.T -iiS: ; rown 

RACE; lfliite 

I.'ATIOl.AxJTY; Italian (Now a U.S. Citir.enj 

^Inll^HTi ISSlbs. 

Ilia-:HT! 5'7in. 

Ch'ILDRii^N : 5-Mr. Vraerico Colulta .i Peter both twins-i-irL;. Evelyn Fal^iatano 

SCHOOLIj:';; 9yrs. -completed in Rome Italy 

RELIGIO::; Roman — Catholic (lielon^ed to Sr. Anthony Churcn in Rockl'ord 111. 

EAPTI2ED ET':. ; In Rome Italy at St. Mary's Church. 

OCCUPATIO::: Laborer at J.I. Case Go. of Rockfoni 111. 

MARRIED; To Miss Antonia jsor.aouiGti at St. Marv'c Churcli in Rome Italy 

SQGIAL CLI-HjS ; Was a member at ST.Arabroiie Society in Rockford ILL. 

POLITICAL PARTY ; Democratic 

Fli ' a;: C I ALLY ; Lower-Midd 1 e Class 



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I.A'li:. ; Late/lrs. Ani.onia Coletti. Formerly Miss Antonia iion-iquisti. 

AI)DREJS;i a23 Loorais .street 

CITY; Rcckford Illinois 

EIRTHDATE; Januaiy 24,1890 

BORN; Rone Italy 

DI-^D: April 13,1961 A^^^rayrs. Died at .;p;ne. 

r A.';iLY'o FUr::-;RAL HO -.d; Gaspnrini.'coli veri Funoral iiome in Rofkford 112. 

CEMETARY JHijRg; h 'JiarlD; 'Jal very Catholic Cemelaiy in Roekrora ill, 

COLOR HAIR; Black 

EYES: Brov.'n 
RACE; White 

NATI0:;ALITY; Italian (U.S. citizen) 
HE IGHT; 14511s. 
HEIGHT: 5'4in. 

GHILDRE:;;? - Mr. Americo cc Potojr Coletta -Mrs. Evelyn i''algiatano. 
SCHOOLIJJG: 8yrK -coT.plet< li in Rom'^ Italy. 

RELIGION : Romin Jatholic -:ember of St. AnthotiV Cliurch ii) Rj kfrrd. 
BAPTIZED ETC; In Rome Italy at St. Mar;, 's Church. 
OCCUPATION; Housewife 

HA;-,RIED; To Mr. Ai-brose Colotta at St. r;.:.ry's Jinirch. 
SOCIAL CLUBS: r'lember jf ot. Annrose Society 
POLIT IC AL PARTY ; D e " o j r a t i c 
KI..;j-;CIALLY:Ljwer Middle C1'..es 



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NAI4E: The 1 te Mr. hlmil Reali 
ADDRESS; 64'5-l6th Avcnu.-; 
CITY; Rockford Illinois 

i:JRTHDATrJ ; Sex^te^t-r 11,]SJ3 A^e: S5jtj 
HORN; Rome.Itvly 

DIED; June ^O.l'iM'? at St. Autiiotiy ilosoi t -l, Koi;!-: Cord . 
FAMILY'S y'livERAL iiOimE; •;-ispa.-in i .:01 i vpci Enner.-jl ilomo 
CEMETAnY WHERE J^UKI^D; St. Mary's Catlioiic Coiinetary in Hockiord. 
JCLOR HAIR; black 
EYES: Hrown 
i>ACE; White 



:.Ailo;,ALITY Italian (u.S. Citizen) 
WETCTT: ISOlbs. 
HEIGHT; 3 '9in. 

CHILDREN ;6-MrG Hary Luchetti.Mrs Ltiia Serneri.Hrs Tlicresa PiKchi.Firs Elsa 
Coletta,Mr D-.rio Reali and I-Ir. Jo.-uph R(,ali, 

SCHOOLI .G; ?y-s all comnloted in Rome It-ly. 

Ri'JLIGIQN; R o"inn Catholic nnd member of St. •inthony's Cuurch , Rockford 111. 

j^APTIZED ETC.; In Ro-ne Italy at ot. s-y's Church in Ro").; Italy. 

OCCUPATION; Worked as a InLorer qt Rop'-rs Co. -nd Gunitc Eouiid'Tius in Rockford. 

r''ARRIED; To Miss Gertrude uurehotti m ot. .-.ary's Cfiui-ch in done Italy. 

SOCIAL CLUiiS; MemPer at .Jt. Anlrose Clu:. in Rockford 111. 

POLITICAL PARTY; benocratic 

FINANCIALLY; Lovfer Middle Class 



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NAKi:.; ' The late t«:T-s Gortrudo H'jaii I'ormerly Kiss Gcrtru.iu iiurchetti. 

CITY ; Roe'ki' ji-(1 Iliinoi:; 

^IRViiUATiii Ka-C:. 8,1388 

•:OKf:; Rom.- Il:'ly 

DIclD; j'iovehi: ej^ 8,1357 at her home AGtl: 747 rg« 

.-■'AMILi 'S i-'Hiv^HAL iiO:!:^ ; GacpariniaOliveri Funeral Home in Kockforci 111. 

CE:: ... TAR't ...'iiLRh; I '. Wiv I ■i.D ; ot. Mary's Gatiiolic Cemetary in Rockford 111, 

■JOLOR HnIR: lilack 

ii aS: brown 
RACE; White 

iJATIONALITi:; Italian (U.5. Citizea) 
Wu^IGIiT; I'^-Glls. 

Hr:ic::T; 5"3i".o 

CliILDRiii.: h-Krs M--;i-\' Liu-het ti ,I':rs Lena oef:iieri,Mrs Theresa Picchi, Mrs Eli 

Colrtta,;':r. Dario Rcali md Kr. Joesph Keali. 
3C OOLI. G; byrs-AI 1 completed in Rone Italy. 

K^-^I': 10 : Ro"i-ui C.n tholi c; nem. er of 8t. Antnony Church of Rockfoi'd 111. 
j:A -^I '/j-^d I ' .TC.; I'l Rome Italy at it. .■lary ' s Church. 
OCCUPATI-'f-.; Housewife 

CARRIED; T o NroE-iii Reali in ot. Mary's Church in Rome Italy. 
oOCIAL JLi:..o ; Men' '-r of St. Arabrose Club of Rockford. 
POLITICAL PA'.r : D. nocratic 
FI'wT.CIAlLT: Lower Hi;dle Cl'^ss 



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CilAK..CT:!jRIoTlJ'5 OF MY r'AMILY 

It is usually cliarac t^ristic ii; almost .;very rarail;' i.^ h;!V'o 
disDutes and ouarrels with ono n!'„-mlK r of tlie I'arnily and anotlier, tnis 
is true in r-\y family. Thou! 'n. misunderstandinf-s anions' ny family 
r.emh'?rs ar-e not numerouc, i t can oe -otri -..•nLal in collL;ctiii,, facts 
about ore's family history. Another pro! lem is thai a lar>:e 
segment of my family vfas born in another country and various 
information is not availacli?. Still a :nore i-:rortant facxor 
lies on the size of my family which is anytliin;-; i ut snail. 
To elaborate on m.y family and it':: history I would 
start from the Depression of the thirty's, i^oth of ;.;y ,::rand-paren ts 
lost all ti:eir money in the banks. This !uipn 'n.ri in one day, ti--:- 
ba ^ks haii sirns stating that they wont Lankrupt. N"odl<jss to say, 
it was tlie worst period in my family's hirt-.ry i.e.t to a o'jath of a f.-nnily 
memijor. Of course I lost a lot of information whon i^oth of my 
rrand-parents passed-away. Some of the napnunin ,'s to my own 
parents and close relatives was that they had to quit scnool to earn 
a living for their family. Times where hani, and you didn't buy 
anythinr i^ut the essential's to custain you ar i your fa-nily. 

In evei'y family, members are subjoct to rief and suff ,vrin;; 
due to a loss of a close relative. rfeil are family is no di f f .i-ent, 
we had to many. When one memuer of our family '"iosjit unites 
us... all the inner turmiol and disagreemen tc- ai'e for/otton. 

My family taught m..- to ae reiirious and to ue morraly 
good. On holiday's and snccial occassions the word of God is mentioned 
at least once at the dinner table. Agnosticism and atnesism are 
non-existent in my family. I :r,'self take th-re opinions tut 
I must admit that my fajniiy is not pe :-i'ec t, but in my opinion 
I tnink I grew up in an environment of love, reJ i,-:ioa .-ind liaru workers. 



'For en'.ertainnent durriiir tlio lite thLi'ty's and lorty'p 
m.v fathpp and :nost of ny r -l-'Livos urtrl to iiston Lo the raoio. 
\7hen television first appeared nooular i :i t'.o .--iriy fifty's 
my parents boi4^ito;.e. 'riu>re wac n^iy^e ■ .i;, fi\'e i.-.iv rai;.t; a da". 

On some »eraeral ar-;rects on my fa i 1; '. .eli'-fs taev 
tend to believe that the prei-.ent ec..'nui;uc ^jLtuntLon is 
h'.^adi '■;,-• for a;. other fieriresr;ion. They are .^;ry en.,.;' rvai i v'e w." 
it, comoL: to 1 ;j,-ali 7e'l aloiMion a',d otht-r reJat^^d ;.o;:,ic:;. 



F." Grand parents, j:;mil and Gerlrude vrl.oro ..orji in r{on.e It-ily 
and grew up tocether like ny ;-.:ir.:i;ts did. ThG-- whore m.'irriod 
in St. W-^ry's Church in Itily. My '^viir d.fnthev was in : usiiirss 
with -ny otr.er Grandfather, Ar.brooe Coletta. They u:-.nlo;/-ed 
ap-nro-imately twelve people w -o were skilled in m iJciiif; uricks. 

The situation of hov.' my par jiit. , narenti: met is ideitica. 
to rr.y p-rents. Since they lived or. t;.e ot;L;j!;irts of itome, 
they where ncic-hlors. H," (Jrandf atht^r'j fath'/r wnc a wealthy rrm 
who had one child(Eniil) ,his first wife died ;ind he remarried. 
Later vfhen my Great Grandfather diea i:ii:;il,his son was supposed 
to inherit the wealth. The story poej that iLniil'.-; otep-mother 
did not {rive him his raonev, disrusted at tiiis he left for America, 

The situation in America fnr cimil was quite different, 
Sack in Italy at one time he ran a faciory .■nid doin, very well, 
now in America he was v;orkin;' for Roper's Co. 

Meanvjhile my Grandmother was raioi.'- -ix children cllsa, 
Warv, Lena, Theresa, Dario and Joe. 'Ay :no ther> parents lived at 
643-16th Avenue in Rockford. They oelon.-ed to Jt. Anthony Ghu:-cn 
in Rockford, Life duri-inc the d-^pression was Lad. My grandfather 
became ill and had to r-uit wo?'k,thats ■.-.•'■en niy mother quit school. 
All the famil;,'3 children started work. My mother worked at 
Nelson Knitting Co. in Rockford, slie war; e:T|i-loyed f.s an incpector. 

Family p-atherinr's wrre ^bout the onl;, 'ood thinf tiiat 
h^Dpened durri; ;; the deuressi :^. .^.specially around the Christmas 
season. 

The family's first car wan a 1956 Ford Co ipe tnat both 
Joe and his other brother bouht ajid slmred. Tne first radi-j 
was boi</iAn>efore the Depression, it was a Zoinm. 

There house was a two otoiy buildin,. in v/hich the upstj.irs 
was rented out. It had sr.v. n roo:,ni, i^o th upsLairs and do-./i.-jtair levci; 



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My Grandoarentc, kmh-jse a;-:-; Antj.ii;; Jol-'tta lived in no e Italy 
on the same street named "Via C-^nrre" . T :ey \in?vf nuirried at tne same church 
as my other Grandpar r.ts were nr.rried at and that church v/as named 
"St. Mary's", My father .-ememi.. ra little auout hie cnildriood as 
I'ar as -.hen he be^an school at St. Mar;. 's. .Vnat he does recall is 
that the country-side was jeaulifiil and full :f ^mall villaf.cs 
such as Ferintino. Mountains \v.:ere covored v/i Lh vinsyardu and 
shoepherders where prevailinr along: snail p.-'Lliwayr, 

As in .joth of my parents f a:nilyi.=^the latiier made the decisions 
relavent to the family. My fatho^/s t'ather(Am. i^L^e) decided v.'hen 
and where they would move and send their cfiiiiron to school and 
how Ion;' they would attend. .Hien my other (irandfather decided to 
Irave Italy and '^ive up his faciDry, n.y otiier vjrancifath^r Am:, rose 
also sold his share in the husiruiss and cavi' to Anierica since his 
partner came here. 

My Grandparents settled in Rockfor'd at 1^2^ Loomis otreet. 
The chil'ire;!, Peter and my fathei' A:;urico, attended .■'radeschool at 
St. Anthony's Jchool a: d latr nt St. :'ho-as iii-.'-n .jchool. i,V( lyn 
Coletta helned arounci the house until i.er brot}iers )iad to Mut school 
and find a job because of their fathei-s failin ■ iiealth. 

Just like my other Gra:idpar';-n Is tney lost ;'.ll tjieir savin.^'s 
at thie bank. .il'/en thou,;h times w-.re very difficult I'or thu-n arid many 
more peonle dnrri.i^j tne Denression thev kept each ol.hert morale up ey 
inviting: otlicr relatives vjho cane to tlio j.S. oeto>-e them to tueir 
liome for special occass • ons such as holidays and for Sunday ainners. 

The home in 'jhi^n 'hey ; rew up in was a two-story 
home in vfiiich they re ited liie up^-,tai:-s. The hou:-,c' had fi.c rooms 
includinr; a bat::room as did nnst iii-s. 

The first car vras on '"c- sod ii l'.h''> it was a FVidi V— r •. 



The firnl ran Lo was pnrchatuxl L ofcre the i.^i^ 



rear-: ^n. 



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1823 Loomis Street R->c< ford ^lii oLn 






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FLOOR PLAN OF 64:-16th Avenue. ( DOW.-ji'aIKo) 





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- My father, Anerico in3t mv Mother vhen they v;lic-re in Italy as 
children. Th.y m-jrried on Anril ^, 19r5 at o^. A.-;t.-iony ' r, Cnui-cii. 
They moved upstairs at ir: Gr;in:'l'at-if-r.; lioc. e on l:i2J wo-Sn ::>tv et. 1945-51) 

They both v/orked an.i -uilt t'le iiouce i'.at I nrcjonlly reside at 
on Rockford'r; South Kast side, 6 ;4-l-; ih n.oiiuc. 'I'r.e iiousc that 
I live in has tvfo bedroonis, one den, one Lf.li;i-ooi!i,ki tc!i..;n, living;- room, patio, 
cloned norch and a tv/o car /rara e. It was :uilt ir. 1 ^^l. (Coni, leted) 

As for me, David 'Joletta.-I was raised in a reli.-ious surriundint; 
and ny father made the decisions for me n ill ± was l'.)yrs. old. At 
that aj-e I received more rcsf ansiti Lity. kow that I am l^yrs. old 
I'm not confronted witii the usual rules applied to aie v.hen I v.'as 
little. Even thont^h I -ijn ari adult i st; 11 must do s )mc> of the things 
my parents request yne to do as lon/^' a.- I liv^^ un.der their roof, 

I started work whr-n I was 17yrs old,tnat is Locause I owned 
my first car at 16 and I needed money to kt.'ep it novin; . My 



parents decided foi 



that I would have to : o to hi.di scaool iut 



not if I wanted to attend a colle,q:e. As far as"Gei^ei-ation Cap" f^^ioes 
there is none with my paP'-rts and 1; oxcfjpt :;ayb9 for my hair ?tc. 

I rememtif;.'- whe-n "V mrents "U '.l.eir first television in 
1959 it was an RCA. I al:-o can recall my two Grandmc tncr ' s ;:eforc 
they ^'ied. The first fu-.nral that I attaiied was -'y f ather ' s, motaer, 
in 1961, I was only seven. 

My future' ^--oaln that I nope to acheive is that of uein^: 
a Political Science teacher. I plan to attend itockford College 
and work nartime at ..'innebaro ruriiture I'actory ns .. lai orer. 

m HOME AT o3'i-l''th ^.venue. 







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COOK, CORALEE JANE, 1951- 



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

)eor Contributor to the Mock Valley College Family History Collection: 

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

SURVEY ***iVAAA*iVAA*AV.-,V-.\A*A***i\*-. 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

I . Your oomc Coralee Jane Cook a 



Datf; of form 11-25-74 '* ( ' D z*' 



,u 1 1 <• qe : KockVal l e^_(.ollege ( I d 



Kock Val ley (.ollei 

]ro"Hro7a", 1ii7noi; 



* * * * * )W; )V A A A A A A .\ A A A A A :'. A -\ ,V ■. A A 

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your paper. 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 y I8OO-I85O 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

^4. Please check a I 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.) xx M iddle Atlantic (N.Y., Penna. , N.J., Ma.) ^ 

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

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OTJETT " ^ East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

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

"m^alns (ND,SD,Neb.,Kan77rowa, m) 

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

JCX Farming Mining ^Shopkeeplng or small business 

^Transportation B ig Business ^Manufacturing 

XX Professions X Industrial labor ^Other 

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In this paper have belonged. 

Roman Catholic J ewish P resbyterian y-y M ethodist 

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^Quaker yy ^ rmon yy O ther Protestant ^Other 



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

Blacks Indians ^Mexicans P uerto Ricans 

Jews C entral Europeans I tal lans Slavs 

Irish ^British „v N ative Americans over several generations 

E ast Asian Other 

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

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fami ly members 
^rv Vital Records Y L^nd Records ^The U.S. Census 



'Photographs ^^aps ^ Othe 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 



I f dead, date of death ^_i~ 



?.-1^47. 



Place of bl rth 



HftTitrnlin, TTi 



Current Residence 
Date of Birth 



1-5-1895 



Education (number of years); 
grade school p high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st ^ 

2nd Interior house painter q^^^. 1924-35 



■ Ifek JB g gpin powdar . 



Dates 



1923 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
3( Moora) Idwa 



3rd lathe operato r 
iith 



Dates 1935-47 
Dates 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Rockford, IL 



_Dates 
_Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Christian Church 



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

Usually Democrat 

Hace of Marriage to your grandmotKer 

K eak wl ii l a w a 



date 



l?g2 



NOTE: If your father was raited (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) 



Name Sebelia Elizabeth Garrison 
If dead, date of death 



Current Residence Bildahl St., Rockford, IL 



Place of birth 



Hamilton, IL 



Date of birth 4-23-1399 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Education (number of years): 
grade school 8 high school 1 vocational 2_ college 

Occupat lon(s) 

1st stenogjrapher 

2n d sales clerk 

3rd 

4th 



. D*tes 1917-^5 I s t ivfaora, Iowa 
Dates 1955-60 2nd Rockford, IL 

Dates 3rd 

4th 



__Dates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



'^•"9'°" Christ 



iZR. 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororlt?es, etc. Belongs to various 
groups at Ken-Rock Community Center in Rock ford, IL 

Place of marriage to your grandfather R'aflRUR, iuwa y^ ip p - laaa 

Note 



"BaTT 



^^al''^'atl^iP,*ihrhBEft^bf\iH $iSi V^)f stepmother or anothe, 



relative give 



A-1 


Slepqrandfather (your father's side) 

N.IIIK- 


Current Residence 


" f 




1 ( <lr.TfJ. (I.itp of death 
P l.ice of birth 


Date of Birth 


i 




Edticttion (number of years) 
qrjde school high schoo) 

Occupat lon(s) 

Kt Dates 


vocation!) 


col lege 




PLACE OF 
(after 
1st 


RESIDENCE 
leaving home) 
Dates 




2nr) Dates 


2nd 
3rd 
itth 

fraternities, etc. 


Dates 




3rd Dates 
Ath Dates 
Re 1 i g 1 on 


Dates 




Dates 








Political parties, civil or social clubs, 










Place ot marriage to your grandmother 




date 


A-2 


Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

NarT>e 


Current Residence 






If dead, date of death 







Place of bi rth 



Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat lon(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



vocati 


onal 


col leg 


^ 1st 


PLACE OF 
(after 1 


RESIDENCE 
eaving home) 


i 2nd 


1 3rd 



Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



Re I igion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grondf ather (your mother's side) 

Name Daniel Lee Kins on Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death ^..-i^.Tq^q 

Place of birth qo..^n>, Tnwo Date of birth 4-16-1894 

Education (number of years') : 



(number of years') 
grade school y high school vocational i college 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
''^ EacBw: Dates 1st F»rin m Hnxtflr Urt. ^^t". 

2"^^ carpenter ^Dates ^2nd m.^^ TTxrn^-si.gs R»rt»r n. Dates 

3rd insurance agent D ates 3 rd ^Dates 

'(th Dates <«th Dates 



Rop.ihH.^nn 



Re I I g i on .>-.li.,jj -j. 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother j, :£.iford IL iate 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SlB p faO l i r U > ^Ul l i er tel Jl l VK ( i P a ge l8f 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 



1916 



Name 7oHo .Tor,« nnrnfl-rnn C urrcnt Resldence_ 



If dead, date of death •;^_t4--|< 



Date of birth 11-10-1894 



Education (number of years) 
grade school r high school 4 vocational college 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st ^,,^_.^ .^..v... Dates ign-if^ '»t ^^^^^^^ .^^.t l^Q^gyrd ^Dates_ 

2nd Homemaking ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ 

3rd D ates 3 r d D ates 

Re 1 I g i on ^t.4.i^.j4 -i. 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r Nbw -Alford. IL ' *'^* .„.^^^^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another rAi-Mw- f»« --^ T?^ 
^l-.t ::.oi Jeio «n tne oacK ot this page (0-2) 



Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

H.iine Current Residence 

I f <\i',-t(i, <laip oF death 



I'l.M. Ml l,ii III D.ilc of l>ii Ih 



,ln. ..I I.M, („uml...r of y.,,',) 

i|t.i'lc -.(liool liicjii school vocal iooiil collrij*' 



()Ltup,illf,n(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



?n(l Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


lith 



Dates 



3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

'4th Dates ktb Dates 

Re I I g i on 

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



Place oF marriage to your grandmother d ate 

D-? S te()C)r.)ruimothfr (your mother's side) 

Nome Current Residence 



If (liMti, <l,jtr oF death 
I'Kicc- of birth 


Date of 
vocational 


birth 








Education (number of' years) 
grade school fi i gh school 




col lege 

OF RESIDENCE 
leaving home) 




Occupal ion(s) 

Ist Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


Dates 


2nd Dates 


2nd 









Dates 


3rd Dates 

Re li (J i on 


3rd 
sororities, etc. 


_ Dates 


Political party, civil or social clubs. 
















Place of marriage to your grandfather 








Date 





z. 
3. 
k. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10 


CH'.hDRLN ot A & B VOr A~ 1 or B- U 


' your fether's name should appear below 


Name Raymond V7ells Cook 




Place ofti-' Moora, Iowa 


— ■" date 2-26-1923 


Number of year . •> 15 


Occupation if'armng 


Residence RockforJ, IL 


Harltallutu* J^rried 


Number of cKrfcJrr 3 
Nanie wmi,am Altman Cook 




Place of* btrtf Moora, Iowa ^ 
Number of yc ■ 


■"date 2-20-1924 


Residence Rcjckford 


Mantel St«tU8 Married 


Numbe r of "cHTWe" 5 

flarfve Betty Ifergaret Cook 'Ellison 


P'dce or blr Rockford, IL 


date 4-4-1927 


Number of yc -„..^ 
Residence Rockford, IL 
Number of chM'cJV. 2 

Name jr^np G9ok Dean 


Occupation Office worK 




— 


Place of birth Rockford, IL 
Number of years of school! fig 12 
Residence Relvidere, XL 
Number of ch! Idren 3 

^^"* Jpmfjs Cook 


"" "" 'date 12-21-i9iU 


flccupa'tlon omce wAk'Jf 
Merltel Status Marriaa 


> 


Place of Urth RficUyrd. IL 
Number of years of schooHng 11 


" ■"■ "■ date 7-3-1938 


Occupation 


Residence Nea. ,J.sr.asy 
Number of chl Idren 4 


Merita! Status iJarriea 




Name 




Place or birth 


(fate 


Number of vcars o7 s'choolTn'g 
Residence 


liiccupatlon 

Mar'f'£«1 Status 


Number of children 




Name 




Place of birth 


date 


Number of years oF schooHflfl 


occupation 


Residence 


Marital Status 


Number of chl Idren 




Name 




Place of birth 


■' date 


Number of years 0? scRooHng 
Residence 


6ccupatlon 


Harltai Status 


Number of chl Idren 




Name 




Place of birth 


■" ' date 


Number of years or'scKooling 


Occupation 


Residence 


Marital itatus 


Number of chll'tTren 




Name 




Place of birth 


"■■" ■ djvie 


Number of years oT'icRoollng 
Residence "■ ' " 


Occupation 


Herltal Status 




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(HII.IJKIN 



»( (. and D (or (.-I, l)-l)-your mother's name should oppf.ir hclc 
Francis Lour ane Kinson Bartholomew 

il ill' XU*'^^'"-*-^ -^ "^ 



.T In , 1 1 < Hew Mi 1 f r dT IL 
'il y.ir . of s( hool Itu) 



12 



Rockford> IL 
1 1 IdrPn 2 



TTl,T7iT 



New Ml ford, IL 
y..n ', of school Inq 12 



, , , , Rnnkfnrti. H^ 
NuinbcT of ch I Idren •: 



Occupation tiUUbB-.virtj 



Marital Status ^^rrtW 



no rjg Lucille Kinson Cook 



dato 10-31-1923 
TccupatTo;^ Piaiiu LaaUim- 



Marital Status Mamea 



P I jcc of 1)1 rth 

Numb«!r o( years of school ing 

Mj.-s i<)enco | 

Number f)f ch I 1 dren 



Marital Status 



"Cccupat ion 



N.jfni- 

P i ,n ■• of \,\riU ^ ^ _ ' 

NiirntxM of yeors of school ing 



Number of ch i idren 



Marital Status 



^ate " 
Occupation 



P I .icr of birth 

Numbfir of ye.irs of school Inq 

Kesider 



Nui.ib.-r of chi Idi 



Oc cupatlon_ 
Marital Status " 



6. N.I 



P I .Tcc of bi rth ~ 

Number of years of schooling 

Res idem 



Numlx.T of chi Tdren 

NariK; 

Place of birth 



Ntjmbp r of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of chi Idrei 

Name 

P I ace of birth 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of ch i 1 di 

Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 



Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence ^____ 

Number of chi Idren 



date 



Marital Status 



'O'ccupatlOrt 



date 



"Occupation 
Marital Status 



date 



ftccupat ion 



Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



dat( 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



Your Father 

■ rd ead. Mri^ ' ^ %\\l """^^ '"'•^'"^ Residence Rockford, IL 

Place of blrth^ M»nr». T» « Otte of brrth 2-26-1923 

EducatJon (number of years) ' ' ' i i 

grade school R High school 4 vocational 3 college 

Occupatlon(s) PLAcg OP RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'st__faj-Uicj)LjBaj:k Dates iq41-74 1st Rockford, IL ^Datcs 



^"^ farming Dates iqA7-74 2n d Dates 

3rd Dates 3r d D ates 

'♦th Dates ^th ^Dates 

^^''9^°- Tfeth odist ~ 

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

R epublican •,■•''•■ '■ '^ 

Mace of marriage to your nK)thitr ^ftw Mili ' ordr JL . ■ ■ j ,te ll - 30 - lQ * ' 

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



Your Itother 



f dead, date of death 



Current Residence Rockford, IL 



Place of birth Nsw I&lford, IL Date of birth 10-31-1923 

Education (number or years) 
grade school 3 high school 4 vocational c ollege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st nPfir.A work Dates 1940-46 1st Rockford, IL D ates 

^"d pi.^n t.nflfihflr Dates 1960-74 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3r d Dates 

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

Place of marriage to your fathfer naw tftlford. IL '' < ^«te 11- 30-1946 "" 

NOTE: If you wer« raised by a stepmother or anotner relative give that data on the bacl< of 
this page (F-2). 



E-l Stepfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Date of birth 



Place of birth 

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

Occupatlon(5) PL^ce qF RESIDENCE 
, . (after leaving home) 
'^^ P ates 1st Dates^ 

2nd___ Dates 2nd 

^'"^ . Dates ^3rd__ Dates 

^^^ Dates ^^th Dates 



Dates 



Religion ~~ 

Pollticaf pdrtles, civil &}r ?6ilSl clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your mother 'fta't^ 

F-2 Stepmother 

Name 



1 t dead, date of death 


"~~~" 






Date of 


birth 

col lege 

OF RES ID! 
r leaving 




Place of hi rth 








tducation (number oY years) 
grade school high school 




__ vocational 
1st 






Occupdt ion(s) 

l^t Dates 




PLACE 
(aftei 


ENCE 
home) 

Dates 


2nd Dates 




2nd 








Dates 


3rd_ Date?; 




3rd 








Dates 


Ke 1 1 g I on ~" 




sorori ties , 


etc._ 








Political party, civil or social c" 


Pubs, 












riace OT marriage to your father 











date 





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



Name Ch arles Daniel Cook 

p I a ce of bi rth " " Ro c k f o r d , IL "^ 

Number of years of Tr" _ _ 12 

■ Res i dence t, Rockfordt IL 

Number of ch i Idns^i 



T5Steof bIrttf-9-1948 



Occupation farming a nd facto iTr 
Marital Status S^"6^» 



Name Coralee Jane Cook 

Place of birth " Rockford, IL 

Number of years of 5 Vi 

I Residence R ockford, IL 

Number of chl Idren 



TTTe of birth_l-3°-A^^ 
Occupation 



Marital Status Single" 



Secretary 



Name 



P 1 ace of bi rth_ 
Number of years 
' Res i dence 



Chriff-*--^-"* T.niirfil Cook 



- Rorkfnrri , I L , , 
of schooling i 

•^•^ ' dence p^.i,<>»^H, TT. 

Number of cnl laren 



"DTtTof birth 12- 20-1957 



Occupation 



Marital Status Single 



Name 

P 1 ace of bi rth "^ 

Number of years of school ing_ 
Res i dence 



Number of chl Idren 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth__^ 

Occupation 



Njnte 

Pldce of bi rtK 

Number of years of school lng_ 
" Res i dence 



Number of children 

Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of school ing_ 
Res i dence 



Number of chl Idren 



-Rirr:._ 



"RSTTI 



rth 
-cupatTon 



! rth 
jatiofi' 



Name 

Place of birth " 

Number of years of school Ing_ 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



Date of birth 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooi lng_ 

Res i dence ^ ^ 

Number of chl Idrert 



~Ri>' 



^t ion" 



ASSir.NMtNT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If vou and your family are willing) 



1 hcrohv donate this family hv 
riuhis.' to the Rock Vailey Col i-. ^ 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford. Il.iooib 



literary and admini'.trdlivf 
,i lection, deposited in the 



Signed y ^^ (• {^-ojp 
Date \V\.aLl-y-. 



1. .y r&tiier 11-b-l'^f in^ervi v.ed 
,'y 'othLT 10-20-7'.', intervio od 
.y K-ter-nl .riti;;'' otihor li-l;-7':, i.r:t(jf viewed 
"^-^ory i Linda "'-.ts-^r. 11-19-74, intorvi^i.ed 
Pfd -'^(i rro'^g'.t "in-- "- , ;!o vOvrT y, j,J, ylur<3 pul^iic-hing co^vpsi^y, 100b, p. 



Ch-vles dtni'in Cook 
Pt-ternuJ. Jrundf ii.er 

Charles AIti-r.n waa borr in 1-J5, in . ■ t io-n .ourLy, Jer/;!--' j.iQ, Illinois, the 
tl.ird 8 n of '.ev. S. ». u^d ..-t ia " slie ^ook. iot'r of lis parents ..-ere born in 
Cr«-A'ford County, '^ncyr-us Ohio; is f r - :er in 1363, ..xr. ; othor on nrch 23, 136:^, 
the duughter of Jos.^e - • nd i'ry i>. Ic ;r:uc..<ei:, uiu '/bib rtirried t.ere ..ove.nbcr 22, 
1P90. .lis fcither died in 1j ^y v/;.iie living on i. iii jti eat in l.cr.k^ordf 'H d his 
mother died "^ebniary 15, 1933 rn ..le it,::-; cf (jur daughter, Slura , in ionroe Cyntsr, 
Illinois at -e "5, 

iiis fat.:er v.-&s the r.ev. ooi^onion /atn.t;ii Cook. eing; u clortiyar..:, ..cv. Cook and 
his f- ily : oved vex-y often, ..le first sen i iiul .•oCrcLcken v/as ooi-ii it.tBtmbcr 2 J, 
1-'91 in Cato, ;..'/. | ;.lie second so;:, Aiti.ur oi ilisie, Jouary 1, 1^9:-!, in Ohio; tnd 
my gr nuf trier Cii.-.s. Alt).-.n, J-huty 5, 1' 05, in ^tiTor-.. lie, illincj.s. i;iiee daugh- 
ters nrd atxitiier son were also born in Illinois. 

Durinp his ednc tlon. Grandpa attended .'.iny acl.oola. ne v.ts ver ini.olli;u-ent 
pnd T/hile 'ittendinp sciiool in '^or~ins, iov/a, tnc tcicher nuuid cill upon hit-.' i'or 
assistance. After nhout eir-^t ye'irs of -.^chociinf-, thou:u, nc ctoj-ped. Ji'indpe 
rer'^rked that )e went throv>'h '.•nllr-p-e in Jnid, Ok-ahrvin — in one door and out the 
other. 

H* eng«^ed in f^ir^^ncr, wjim he enjcy^d, until, teing called into !:iiitft!ry 
service '^^t the ■'e of 22. ^n Au,n.i t 22, 1317, he le it <±8 fr 'ily, ;xw li.ing in 
Fclo, Illir; is, anri cn.^red tr,e 10th :;o. r-ns -ort' tir.n :ory8. He served overse s 
in FVpTce rvs a rdv^te in t':e 67t}) -.n, infers , wor-iing on loconoii/es. un July 11, 
1j19, lie received -is v'isci; rr;e, upposedly he v/ss to i:'ve oeen diacsv rged at 
Cnmp Ir-rrt in le- iIf*ord, Illincis, cut bGc:)u:e of overcrov ding, w: s sont inste d 
tc Cr"p "cCoy, ''ircrns^ri. e ret'irned t'- .is p^trcnt's 'lo^oe, vi o then v/ere -i/ing 
in RosGvillo, Illivis, -h. re he n>-"in took un f-^r :^nz- 



Sebelifi. Elizabeth Garrison r^ook 

Raternal Gr&ndaotijsr 

Sebelia Sliaabeth was born in ld?5, in Hanccok County, Hamilton Illincis, 
the daughter of Mr. and Jdi-s. -Joim .^ells Garrison. Her father was born ia 
Eamilton March 15, 1670, the son of John W. Jarrison and Eli«»beth isThitlock 
GaiTison (fiorn f5arch 6, l83k in Franklin Co., Indianna and died November t, 1910), 
and died ii\ Keokuk, Iowa, on 14arch 23, 19$0. Her mother was the daughter of 
Benjawin Arnold (born July 13, lfc33, in Indianm, and died October 26, lt91), and 
Isa be Ife Kendall Arnold. Mre. Arnold vas born I'isrch 12, 183? in Engl^nJ and 
left frosn Liverpool at i.he deat-h of her fattier, ssitb her mother and infant sister 
to the United States. They settled near Hsuvoo, Illinois, where her moiiher died 
nine years later. She died at the home of her dau^-hter, Mi's. Johip. Garrison, 
on November 12, 1927, in Keokuk, Iowa. Ker aaughter Viola (^^rs. Jolm Garrison) 
was born February C, lv70 in Hamilton, Illinois, i^iarried in Hamilton on 
February ?-6, 1695, to Jolin Garrison, and died on Fekiruary 9, I960 at the age 
of 90 years at the hoviie of her daughter Ruby in Tomah, Wisconsin. 

Grandaia las brouglit up )3y her grandtaother, Isabelle Arnold, who lived with 
the family. Her father had contracted typhoid fever, which, required her mother 
to devote her ti^ie in ni^rsing hj-n tack to health. The birth of her si?ter Ruby, 
also took up her taotter's attention. Qi-andna -war closer to her grandraotiier 
than to her mother. Because of her unbringing by tier grandmother, G andnia at- 
tended the Church of Reorganisied latter Day .=«lnts, though her parents were 
memters of the Christian Church. 

The family left Ha'allton when grandma ub? eight years old and -noved to 
Keokuk, Iowa. She ^laci tereLatively simple family life. Grandpa Garrison was 
a carpenter and millwright, which gave them their income. Grandira Garrison was 
a homenaker. The girls weren't required to do baking or sewing, so they r;ainly 



played with toys and whatnot. wTher. Gxandaa was about 13 ysar? old, construction 
of tlie Keolcuk Dam was stai-ted, and at variouis time t,hey would put up workers i'or 
t£s8 evenirit^. 

ai^ndma riad her TlfPt year of scnooling ixt rfamilton, ^na begsn at L.ie Lincoln 
School in Keokuk in the aeccna ^rsid. She alno went to Wells School and graduated 
froei the ei,'?hth grjcle a" "Wasaijrjgton School, Cirandrna took one j'ear at Keokuk 
High School, then entered in the Tri-v'itate Cowiaerlcial College. For :wo years 
siie took secretarial classes and thea for ore year aftervrards, worked in the 
office at the school. At age lO, she started working for the Duncan Schell 
Furniture Compare as a ptenograpner and stayed there for five yT^SiVt until she 
was inarriec. 



Grandpa and arMidn^s Cook 

Grendm^'e slater, ";uby Ind .-'Tir' led ar-.ndpa's . iOt,;er ;.rt, in 1919. I'iu-.ugh 
then .iry grr-.ndp'^rents ':et. 'n June I'i, 19'v2 in :ni evendni: sori-iojiy, Chr.rlie and 

Sebelii^ v-ere 'ved in the hcine of Ivji- pyceiita, /M.'; i.is fother pei for ing the 
corer.ony. 

They roved to oorj., loiv. , rich was t: few :.ixes i:r:i:u Koo.-cuk uiid resiced in 
a five-rooT^ house, ■■rich jrf.norjii 3aia v/av the r,ic..Et in lh& nc-w ow'-Lleiaent, rei.tin, 
for .j^8.00 a r.ontft, Urondpa w©:.t -ic ./orK at ihe .■:.!. Du^ont i o-, der .ill ijaking 
blasting .^O'^der. y dad, :■.;.>' ond, wt.s corn ii; I'JL'L- : no his brct..er, ..'511iM-. in 
19'34. The farily left oora and :r.o-'/BQ to .ioc:;rorc, j^ilanjia in ^he aU' :Li.r of 19.i4, 

The farily no -ed qui^t- Kbii, atnyiiig ■riainly in rural -no. -iuburcan i:Xti s in 
Rockford. Jn ig?/', ctty tfarsr-'i-et w-'S born - nd lu I'bSC, xrer.e wt.s Lorn, \;'r.ile 
they -.ore li in,-: .-in .'ernon itrjet. ;hu t. ird 3.'jn, J-j.us, -'•■la oorn in 1338 -jvijiie 

they ore ^.i ing sout. of :.e%v alfo:d on i^indeirvood .od. Jii^: hi^s the v.i8- 
tir.cti -n of being '.he only chil'i born in a hos;->it:ii, he first four Leint^ tern 
it ti-e ho'-G. 

The fp-nily lived on -in Vvi- -e inco^«, but our ui;; xh© aepresai -n .-randpa 
VHs out of work raakiiig times difficult. inndpa .orhed as an ini-oricr aouse 
painter ui.til 1j35, ■ -hsn uo v.ent to : rk -x Gotta -ru:ir>. isaiou as a spray ,.uinter 
ind 1 tor r.3 a 1 tiie ci.cn;tor. ."e stsy-d tiicre for 12 ycu's until nia uo- tn in 
1947. 

The fardly would k-ep 1 rgo )<;p.vdon3 in tne surnnr, w- ii;h %he cndlaren helpt^d 
tend. Irandpa '-.-culd tpke -:he boys hunxin,;r; r.nd fisl^.ing in 9p;u e uouB*. The 
children ere isoi: lined by t.'-.eir fe.t :er, being r-b rirn-.nded f-irat, Inen follov.'ed 
by a switch or his h- nd if they didn't take heed. Thunkac-iving -.vould bring tne 



fariiii:.8 terete, er, :i3 woul;: :iirl<i,n,-i _ nd reunions, taking turns i.^vlng t'ie 
group rt their hemes in lelcs-iirt;, K.OKuk -:;d -. : '?:::crci. oince r'-Q-t -r- nuf- t,.er 
Jook .-••as ?. minist.or (: L .""eni-rjil 'Zhrljilnn ."..u ch, .. 'Jiiurcii ^t., .-.oc.-.ford, 19 5-37} 
the faridly v ool j {':o Lo oijuiCii : ost ^i.nu.'y^. ^■■o x'irst c•^i• watj n tv/o lib ter ooel 
T, folio -'rd by ■;. .;o']<.il •". Touring Zf,.r. I'hfn in 19-7 :ra2idi-u boUb'it u uih-iid new 
Ivash L-afayetLe Tor ■-'ucut v7''0,00, 

Ti.Q T'lUlbeiT/ tiee iii front of .-Ujciiorc - liuic on I,, i-.ockt'.n .-.venue 6\,oou 
ri_>'. outsiue ^^lG faidly'y rr^icl^ea v.'j.p.a0.v, j.-c '.'ua .i:..re u;; J'.ue 1-d, IL'i? «. u rk 
cloud lo.t-i'ar on the ?■ dly. -,-r: jjuije. suLi'ortd a r;'.ital atrc/.o. /lo wua cuj itd on 
r'o.ther'a i?p.y in Arlir.^.n CrneTory ith r^jiny f r _ r i.e.' 3 ,nd relcitives lr» uttonQ^'.ncc, 

■Jindma rcu.-ined in io-kfoi-'J, t in^iing up Uao two youii^er ci.ilaren. i3et..'een 
19r.5-fin al:o ■oT-.-ed t 2-'J, 3---v.' iLa in the ^ji-.cd ijuoos dCf. rtcic.t. ^ii« currci.tly 
resiHf^y en 'ilri'-M Itrett, li in." in t,ie i~v.cdi:rie riei-.-iiuoriiOoa oT ..tr ol-Jsi 
J9U 4iter, v.-l-;ore s':e h^s lives; .'or tl;e l-sst ter, /e: i-s. --"or a yaiu uo-tf irttnutia 
h?s been very -ct^ve In vcliint -.ry .or-, at Ken- ock .u:.. -unity vcnxer aOi'vin,-, on 
v^.rious ccnmittees 9>'c surrlyin- oaked ^rcods fc its r'ur.c'.j, jns. 



ESiniel Lee Ktneon 
Maternal C-randfathcr 

The following is an excerpt froir. tJae book Past am PreBent v;iimeb3,^o 

County , which gives th<a backjpr-oiaici h-^^torj- c-' :i^- i^randfather'E family. 

Daniel Kiiison, now retired from active business life and living on his farm on 
section 33, ffew Miliord township, was born in the town of Eden V'srniont, August 21, 
1627, his parents 'Teing John and Malijvja (Laiaphere) Kinson, trie former a native 
of llew Hampshire, and the latter of Verniont. Comin.: •hceet they Si.>ent a few montlis 
at Whitewster, Wise, while the father and son Danils looksd over the country 
enjbraced within the borders of 'rfirAneoa^o County, Being impresreu with this part 
cf the state they decided to locate ."-jere, for land could be secured at a nominal 
rate, tnuch of it still being in possission of the government, The homes at 
tiiat time were widely scattered and iTaiQf- of tho now thrivir^j tovm? and vill^r^s 
had not yet sprung into existence. Arrangements being perfected for securring a 
faru, Jchr. Kinson Brought his family to WinrtekatiO County and here JT9n+ hit re- 
gaining dayc. He casie into possession of what is now a part of Daniel Kinson's 
fai*m, securing it as a preerription claim, and continued its cultivation and ir,i- 
provement throughout the ressainder of his active businost, life. Ke reached a 
vdnerable age, ^jassintj; *\«y in New Milford, Dece^iber 2£, 1591, after attainir.^ 
the eighty-eighLh s::ilestor»e of life's journey. His wife died September 7, 1669, 
alro at the age of f?;. In the familj- of thie worth;^ counle were the following 
named; Daniei| Lewis, who became a member of the 7Uth 111. Vol. Regimen c-, and 
died while in the arrny; and Cynthia, the wtfs of VJinslow Bordwcll, a resident of 
the village of New Milford. 

Daniel Kins on spent the days of his boyhood and youth in the Jreen MountiAn State 
and with his jarsnts came tc the west. As before stated, he accoin;-anies nis 
father on a orcspecting tour of this county and here he preempted a claim on 
^ich he hus since made his honje. He married Miss Joanna Baxter, who was bom 
in the Einjaire state, in 1631*, ard caiiie to V7iiirieba^o County here with r^arentT. 
She was to her husband a faithful uoiapanion aid helornsta on life's jO'^rney for njany 
years, and sl^e passed avay in 1&9?, at the acfe of 6$. Nine children had been 
born unto them, of whom seven are yet livin,j;: Asa H,, wuo trtirried Miss Loorane 
Graha-u of this township, owns .^ far-a near his latajr's notn^. I'irs. Clara 
Fitzgerald is residin^^ at flew Mllford. Slla is tne wife of Albert McEvoy, of 
Ottawa, IlliiioLs. John, who ajarried 2va Eastman, is en^ged In were land is ing in 
New Hilford tovnship. Rena, the wife of ailbert Thoir.pson, a resident farT?er of 
New rlilford Township. Ora narried Miss Rose Lyman, and ].ives at Ebvis Junction. 
Rose is tlie v;ife of John Dui*t, who residas near Clarion, in Vifright County Iowa. 
Fred died in childhood, and one other son died iv. early life. 

Politically Ilr, Kinson is « republican, mvint- continuously supported the r>arty 
since j-ts or^nizatir>n and he ms served as school director and highway con- 
miss ioricr. h© formerly iiad fraternal relations but is not identified with any 
lodge at the present time. He nas alvays attended the Kethodist church although 
not a raeaber now. He continued active farming until two or three years a^o, 
when he del es^ ted the more srduou.'i work of the fields to others and is now en- 
joying a well earned rest. He retains his residence, however, upon the old 
hoaiest.«ad farw, corm:>r-is.iri£ two hundre-.-; and twenty-four acres in New Kilford town- 
shi-i, one hundred acd sixty of which he entere.^ from the government In early 
pioneer days. Few re«?idents of the county fiave lon^oT resirjed here. 



The Daniel KlnsoK raentionecl in this article ^.? ray grandf«lhpr's grandla tter, 
and the date of the homestead was in 181+6. 

Daniel Lee vras born tsi Clarion lowi, Aoril l6, lb9h, the second ciiild and 
only son of Asa ana Loux-ane Kins on* Thay moved back to New Hilford when he 
WIS one of two years old, stafrtiiig oi. the Voinestead farra, where ir^ family 
curi'eritly resides. 

He went to KL:i&on School^ wivich iisie. miiied after his grandfather, Iftniel. 
Kot graduating, he started working to earn 'aoney in this teen-i. His father let 
him use his team and vragon to naul ^nes frora a quarry for road building, earning 
about $.$0 an hour. About age 17, he went to Brown's Business Tchool ii^ Rocicford. 
Ke knew grandmother from childhook, the two farailies being good friends, and 
Vihilc he was at orovrti's, tie would escort her hetxveen her claspes at Central Pliftfe. 

After Brown's, he took up as a carpenter's aporectico. Ke later started 
farmiiig as a i.vachelor on a farai oifined by his father ^ mile frons the home farni. 
On February 2, 1916 he married his childhood sweetheart Zadn Jane Car'-eron. 



2ada Jane Caaexon Kinson 
Ma terns 1 arandciothsr 

Zada Jane was born or. i/ovefaber 10, lt9Ji, on a farm in Ivew nilford Towr^hip, 
the first child oi Janies Alexanuer and Cora Francis Conkliij Caniei'on. T!ie i'aniily 
stayed at tiiat farni until I696, during whicn ti«ne Wary Ivanelta and liea trice 
were born; tlie fornier in 1596, and the lait.er in 169&. Thej' then moved to the 
Cameron hotae farri,, wliich i? located about one mile asray, located on Rotai^ Road. 
Here the tvjo bo--s were born; Alexander James in 1900, and »*/illis in 1901. The 
laraily was very inaas^/rious, vorkini^ hai"d to iinorove their farpi. Ciiantifia Cameron 
ms a very strict Methodist, arid tiie children v.-ere brought up as such. 

ClraivinB vrent -.0 school at Kiiison School; where one of her classciates was 
that likeable rfennj' Kinson. She went there foi* eit^ht years and then went to 
RocJcford Central High, ^^hers she took subjects relisting to teaching, and graduated 
in 1913. She took a 'x-axa TroK Hew Milford into Rockfcrd to attend high school, 
or at timep vrould stay ai an Aunt's houee in the city, grandM began teaching 
at Kinson School. She taught her two brother, 'salcing them call iier Miss v^iieron 
so th^- would be rerriinded that sh';, -was tneir teacner and not ju&t their sister. 
She renairjed as a teaclier until her marriage tiiree yeai'f. later iii 1916. 



Grandpa r.nJ ir-ndrra .arson 

rriied in her pRrert's hc;,:e, Dn .nd 7. i'x -tntod hou -ekeo.^i nj- or ths f-rm 
■ f .ndpp- lived in befcreliand. This v.-as ^lao the hou3 e .-r^nd^a w s bor:: in. A yerr 
1 ter Cr^ndpa's parents raved into le:; ilford und ry grsr.dpr.renta i.oved to Liie 
here f«\r~. ".r^nd]-? built up a vure bred Jersey : i.kiiif hard ■ nd f r:::e: wixh roi ses. 
rrrgndnna h^d a butter »nri cgr rev c, -jS -.ell rs atllir.^; boquets of i tera ind sv/eet 
peas in Rcck^'ord. 

Don nl"-!^ys S'l"- to i-^ thet ; y gr Jid'' otl;er n^^d convsriences tc -.voik wit::. ie 
h^d g g9S otor to pur.p ^■.•'ter to -^r. overi e d t-^rJc in tr.e kiucher), so ti'.oy h-^d cold 
water fror; '•i frtuc^.t, :Ie f>laO .) .d b 32 volt ?elco lunt ru by a gcs rotor to gen- 
erate clectricit--. 'J~(ire wt's onl} three sucb 3et vy-s in the nei'n oriiooc 'it t.iis 
tire, jibput 1525| I'.nd 'jr^uidroa's pcrer.ts being one of -lie other tv/o. 

In 1919 their first d-v-riter Fr^ncir, Loui >: re v/- 3 born, enj in 1923 rrjy ;uother, 
Doris Air 3 lie v-^s born. ■:.otr, firls -.-ere born in ■■■•i-t is today our f-i;nily*.5 living 
roon. 'TTie fn'-^ily 7,'culd tr.KG turns vi riting ti.cir crL;ndp'.rc-:nta. dr-.nfime Kinson's 
in rev ilford or. one Sunray; -i-re x;.e gr'~v/rups AOvld h^'otg politics pnd the like 
and the jrounr-ters cculd lay ^nd «ir<J5e t;i-^'i;3clve8. The next ounday would be to 
Cranipa 'ird ''ir'jrd'r^R ^Jri'^^eron's f-ir'^', •■'■;;re jund"]/ -/'s s'.rictly observed. Thje 
children • d ^ht w«?lV- in the croods, tut sevvinp, playing coquet or gares v^asn't allo-.ved 
'jrTindpn Ct; eron, thourh, gl-vtys got a ounday papsr fter cnui-c! ind the chil^'red 
looked f or"-: rd to residing Ine funny p-*:,er8. 

Both grandpt-rents v/ers very active in ''^rcnfe -ork, .JrL-jidn-i bea:ig e chorter Ti&iri- 
ber n^ the hvrri-rvjUe Jr'.n:;e in 1315, eri6 irt.jiopa Joining one ye'ir I'-ter, Both 
held offices in locpl vrd county Lrr'^n :e, /r^ndrotnor serviijg as ti.e only *om"n 
master of Harri^ville :ron-e. Jr?-ndpa orpi.ni^ied the first .inncMiro Jounty corn 
husking contest in 19 b. he ulso °t-rxed fi ;:-r-.nge aoftb'iil league, on rhich he 



pl'iycd and co:.ched, • s v/ell as aturtiug a bf.ketl-ai lcui,:ue. :>^n the Uarrisville 

- ^nge hall turnt down in 1:40, '^r- ndpa -.>:s xhe cl.Kirc.vn for tne rebuilding pnd de- 
signed the floor pl-ns for t::e resent dry /I'^irrisville hall. 

Grandpa eng" ^ed in nan activition during ids ife. ^.e v/ys an insurance f"^ent 
For Rockford Tornado 1937-1969. In !i950, he retired fror, famine^ urid did b-^rn 

spraying until 1960. .le v/as hnnd -..Ith iiis !::nds -.-.d .id uld ouila just at out any- 
thing he wanted. In 1940, vrt.ndffitler ran for styte senii.tor Ui/cn tUe urging of 
many friends, running as a Hepui/li cin, his ilfitforrs backing a blanket b -Hot. In 
fact, "Xixny of his Jeirocr tic friends voted r^e^Jiijlicun to getiiliin on the ':ick^t. 
Ae lost the slecticn, but -t i- st g-:;ve hii o;^, onont, .'in. . t.ker, soaie eo-pc-ition. 

. hile not as ruch rjuniicned iis .jr-.napa,, 2r-in'.lma was ji;-.rcly ova rshd owed uy hini. 
She wss ' n excellent horr.i -ork' r and yna i-./clvbd in cowrr^nity tctivit-ies. tioth 
vere preptly liked ■-•nC re- peeled. 

After his >-eti'e'-c;;t Crc::. fan. ing, tiie grandp rents did riuch traveling, -hey 
would p-c to l^Jrida ith frisnJs on fishing trjps, vh.ich both enjcyed doing. Tluey 
had a sn;nll hcv 3e trailer ;ind did r -^ke use of it in ti:eir tr vols. It carje to 
rest st Lake "ilia, ''iscnsin, v.hc-re tuey kb.t it ye. r rc-urid I'cr uhcir uje as \/ell 
as th-t of t,;:6ir Ciiildren. 

In 1960, ^rrndma developed c?ncor. .ftcr u io;:g i^ainful sui'ug^le, she i^aa^jed 
away on arch l^t, 1962. After a.reda.ta, •j.-a..di.a uafi'ared a rcntail breakdown and 
died fror y heart tt^ck on .■^ohrusry 3, 1559. '^ )'.t. ai'a buried in Lhe fa-iiy lot 
in the 'Jew il'ord J-rretcry. 



■ ti.^r 

-jsyjaond ells w;,s ben-; in ^oi- , lowu on Toori^ry 26, 1923, t.e firut Ci.ild 
of ;ii3 p rents. Diey .owd to .'•.oj:;:'"crd ..l.er. ;2y fatiier t'f.s .r.t ye r old. .ue 
•V ;ly i-Qoved several tiT^s, teying cainiy in iiortjvoat ..'icKt'oro. o.t of t;i« 
uouses -^ere I'^rge, nb ut h .If of zu©;=i wit-, izidoor facilitiee. 

^fc36 '.uer.tly Dad .Gi-t t -.iny sc :col:i. .-'ivjt tc r.A, ioters ri -<.:.ool, tnen 
to the old .irrleit- school, zzii ho ..t--endod ;ui,- iili _c.;oll for -jixtii nd suventti 
grades. A nov© to Lind'jr:iood c .d ut \. my., in :lis i-xv liii'ofd did^ri-t , v/iiere 
h© went fcr eighth gri.de. They livod aocuL i^.ce^ i.dlet) fr-,. t^ie aaool <.ad -ii« 
children T.ouid wuik or rico s- cms. .^iiiCc iiciv J.l:'ord .-.t tist ti-je u'as oIbo a 
high echool) dad took ;:id fira^ v-»irec yu rs of 30 ; :.u ly oai; xji:ii tneie. T;.o 
ftiwily ; oved b!:Ck to " oc-.Totu tc . , ocistori .v-ziUi- in li/40. Intire i)?.d entaied Lie 
Btiwly built ■■est i.gh -Jrchool :na was in ^ue ^1 sa cf i-"^ri, '..iie i'ii wt fjrou. to gwil- 
uete fror. est. >;d took required siiojects in 3c;.>-!ol, m joring in taDta, i<af:li8.i, 
che-istry "^ind ustory. hst of rds books i-ie . r vijed i'or. ..ve^; t-jougu h>i is 
cnly 5»'t", Jad pl-iyod bas xtbull at -ov.- iiioid u«i also jlayed on u aix-nt-.r. foot- 
ball tear. 

Duriiig auBCJer:! arxl foils, Jud woi.ld ^leaii ceaspooi:. fjrjd ru*;© U vee foi" opeiiuiag 
ncney. risht r.fter grtrdu-t rig, :e -orKed on tLo JoiiXi'a fbrm, wnicl. .r s two ijieo 
KOith 3f .lis lione on .-.ocktor ,\v^rsuv, for .,1.CC a d..,, plus rooii -jac bo.rd. i:e 
would r'-et ui. t 4»0: -.i.m. to nili cc s. t VsSO L..m., ne woulu be C!,lied for vi\.uk- 
fB8t. A vary lQr,i-« brei.Kfsct c: r.si-.aif^ of -« t, os e, .^licunuo, -ot toes, etc., 
wriich :'Rd re-rked ecturlly surprised bin:. In thm fall of 1.^41, ne 3t-.rted aa a 
5-fichiBe o-f«atcr r.t Hockford -olt . ^tecl, w.:ore at , res^-iut ae ia cue olue-^t ©.,- 
ployee in the 8.>op on -i ho books, n-virig oeon vitr. ^u& co^^'Otrj for 34 ye. re.. .ii» 



:t-rting pny was 0,40 an hcuB, 12 hours i^ d-y, six days e v/c-k, grossing about 

•^.60 a v.'eek with overtipie, and .vith this D-d 3"id he Lad r:oney in his pocket. 
He now works en a part-t'ro oisis, co-rintj t.nd goiiig as he •.visl-.as. iie stayed at 
the 3olt "orks until 134*^ > vriiG.n he quit tc join ho oervice. 

Dad hnd wanted to enlist in tne ..arines, tax v.c.s fcund to le color blind and 
rejected. A few -^eokg later, ho'.ever, he wi^s dr fted ir.to L.ie Ar.y Air 7orce where 
he entered the 3Clst /vircoi-i;e Glider Di i-ion. In ^krch 'of 19x4 he Itft the ^t tea 
on the sii'tGr siiip of the iUean Liny Knd ufter a f i e day voyf.ge, landed in ucotl' nd. 
?ro'- tl'ere he -ver.t to .'otinghan. ingland i'cr crc-iidiig in flyii;g and ..eintijir.irig 
gliders. I'.e was sent tc 'Algiers to irf-n;.; ort trccps for a ^jObGi'le soutnern Fr nee 
invrsioa, but was returned to ;.r;glHnd r.fter two n'ecKS. in r,rr land, he resLvned 
training preparing for the D-Day irivasicn. -n ^une G, 1044 , Ihe 301st "Division, 
carrying in the 101st Vroops, 1-riUe'd iol nd ori <j.-::.a<i 36j.c1j 'i/id ::t: rtad ti.e gruelling 
drive bsck to the sea. it -v-'as ^*elv^ d lys before he f.-a cble to return xc ^j:glo nd, 
where they picked up ncv. gli: ors -j-M flev bacr; to ."r.-nce vit;] sup lyes -^nd rettirred 
with wounded. 

Dad' fought in much of the l.-ter iTrance ca paigr.s. -is was one; of the co ,-4;ar.ie8 
trenped at.Bfistogne 'ey the ^lerrans during tiie Buti-le of luxt iiulge. .-is spent the 
ensjing 3- ristfiias ?t Dreux PV-nce on red alert v.-Aiting for poasiule attack. Two 
days f^fter the Jeniun surrender, ne \res in Berlin being i:rei)-.-:red for duty on the 
Asian front. Instead, oi'ders were received for j.is co-,r,j^?ny to egin :=r;jy' occup'-.tion 
in 3erimny, In llovercer ef 1945, he got his disoii r^re papers nnd ;ie.aed back to the 
3t-te.on a i'ai:-er Mbert;. s:-.ip. After 27 days, tney landed in liew York aiid Dad re- 
turned home. In two weeks ti-.e, he vras br.ck at 7/ork L.t :.ockford :^olt and vteel. 

Ztsring i.is tirse in t:ie service, i^ad srw iid was a'v.le to crxchan^e voros v.lth ate 
of the gref't le- ders of the d«y. iis con.pany w>.s ^raised by hatton for supplying 
his troops v-ith gasoline during the Bat^.le of xhe r,i.lre. .^fter the w-.r, they ininrdod 



J.iurchill's ;.lane -.-hile he v." s in Berlin for .v. coiu'erence. ile mot :.ener.-l .^-iaen- 
hoer also in Berlin. A jeop cirrying the (general didn't stop at a checkpoint, and 
Dad fired e warning siiOt over their liGjds. iegul'iti' ns are Just tnat _nd Dud v;:.s 
doing his duty. I'eedloss xo say, he was rvii,ev ov:rv/.celnjed 'i-hen uenorij. Lisenlio-ar 
stepped out of the jeept. 

Dnd's brother ^ill was going .vith .ry r other's cousin (with vi'hom she was great 
frienus) when h? returned fron the service. Tirouj-;;i tier^i Dad ■.nd on st-;i-ted 
Beeing ench other in Jim'-'ry of 194^i. In J-'ly, tlic • -.Gre ongr. red, and on iioveirber 
30, 19'i-6 they '-ere -j-rrred. 



Dort Lucille Kins or. Cook 
Mother 

Doris Lucille was born on Octooer 31, 1923, in New MilTord Township on the 
home farm, the second and last child uf Can and Zada Kinson. 3he was brought 
up in a rural sett in-?, en;joying the everyday routines. She went to church, 
going with her mother, attending Sunday Scnool. Ker r^other was a ii-H leader and 
she s-^4irted se!-;ing through clubwork. She belonged to the fferrisville Juvenille 
Grange and would sing at some oi" its functions. Kom started piano lesstoa when 
she \BiS about ten, aalking across the I'ields so her Auntie Boa ("ler mother's 
sister) could instruct hex. Shewis also about ten when she contracted Scarlet 
Fever, which put her in quan-atine for foiu.' x^eeks. 

Mom vjent to 5.chool at Kinson, taking 2-U grades in tv.-o yeirs. During this 
time, people in the neighborhood i-roulc t^ke tarns board in^i; the teachers. Ono 
of these teachers, Clara Cook, Mom especially admired and liked. Several years 
later. Mom saarried her Kephew. Actually Dad and Mom's first meeting came when 
they were about six, because Aunt Clara brought Dad to visit Kinson School on 
one occasion. Mom jj^aduatecj from eighth grad in 1936. She went to hi^i school 
at Rockford Central High, studying a general course, graduating iXi 19ii0 at age 
16, TheHrst two years, Mora rode a private bus, which her dad paid $5.00 a 
week for services. The last two years, her mother brought her to the bus line 
at ferrison Avenue and llth Street, where she took the bus on to school. 

Mom al^-rays liked music and todace and sing. She would go to ar«3a dances 
every weekedd. Ghe sang at scho*l and church functions, and would sing for 
local and county Orange programs. BAtween 1939-U2, Mom sang with a six piece 
band from Belviders called the RythmiAres for no nay. She sang at the Rockford 
Armory, the old S>irir;e Temple, and otnei' area e.->ous wnere the bank played. The 
start of '/ii'Hl brought about the oreakup of the group. 



In October of 19l;05 Moia wenL to work at the S*ate Stree' di^ris store, •^rnrlng 
$12.UC for six days. Siie quit iri July, 19kl and went to Illinois i\iational Dank, 
where she worked as a file clerk and an IBM opemtor. She was fVald $23.00 cash 
per week. During this \ime. Mom Loa|ihi a 'iS2S Ford for .^12b,UG. She left tne 
banlc to viork for Herb Conklin at Rockforci Tornado InsLirance earnitig $52.00 every 
two weeks. Mom worked there for four year:, as iiead of the claim dopartnent. 
After she was rarried, Moa caip^ in one / ■ -.sk to work claimrs, being |Daid 

about $7.ii00a 'dciy. 



ita:iTttond and DorLr Cook 

On November 30, 15'ii6, .ccayaioiid and Doris were inarried in the home of her 
parents, in -t:mt is now our family's living rooj. The newlj-^z/eds had to cancel 
their noneyv.oon :lar-s, for lad >?e.it straigjh;; x'ron; tlie alT-er to St. Anthony's 
Hosoital to tiavQ his a^ioendics reraoved. They set uo househee.iing in the ud- 
stairs of the 'lome farm, which iirandL-a liad converted into an apartment. Ifed 
continued working at Rockford 33olt & Steel for one year. Then he started 
farming on 50/50 basis with i^ gi'andfather. He started with a orand new tractor 
and plOK, in ^^eneral, i-.dth equipment lialf new, liaif used. 

Between l9h?-S'i-3 lad went xo a 3,1. Veteran's Sc ool ir. ..o.hclle, Illinois^ 
where he took a four -year agricultoxal coui'se in ti'.ree years. In I'PiiC, he 
started a? leaaer of the liarrisville Hustlers it-H Clu;.., a oosition iie held for 
23 years. During this time, hs was al.so on the Illinoip U-H State Extension 
for tiiree j^ears, which revievjed sll county U-H projects. He whs a volunteer oi' 
the liew I'iilford Fire 'Dcot. £ox' three years ^ arid alto rervea as .ountj^ ASCS com- 
mittee uian for tlu:'e2 years. Dad vcao on the Kin^on Scr.ool foara ii-om ly^iSS'd, 
and sejrvea two years as ^resident of the "P.T.A, Ke han ceeii a d-ar-^e r»an for 
2£ years, holding yariouc offices at dii'ferent tMss, olayinti on soi tball and 
bovling leagues, and t-ei I'lng on v-arious coniinitxees and programs. 

On January 9, 19i4i-, Charles Daniel was Lorn, l ollo^vt^d uy ^oraj-ie Jahii, ai:d 
seven years later by Christine Laurel; the former born January 50, 1^51 , and the 
latter born December 20, 1957. The family moved in 195£, to a hoae 1^ miles 
froTi the r.ome fariu, Lu^. Cuivin^ oeckieu to c/o back to .:i.o^. .vork. iileven nionths 
later, he rstorned to larain^, .lovin^ to a farm acroti i.he roacs iroa bhe v,r.'5nd- 
parents. we saw so.ie lean days at tnis farm, for Dad naa to rebuy all his 
equipment vo staro far^iiit a^ain. On Se^^tetnt^er 19, 1?60, while vre ;v-ere sitting 
at the supper table, a blazin^i niass broks t.;jrou<^n ^ne skies ana crashed just 



ea£t of OLU- carTi. Tw-o jets lad rad a mio-air -jolliston ai;d orr fielJ vss the 
landing strip for one. It ■.■sis estimated, tlat if the plane Iiad been two 'degrees 
lower, it ;rt)uld hav* hit oiir buildl-g:-;. The crash drev* inanj'- niaii^- people arid 
car headli^nts line the road froai botli directions. These curious soectators 
rainei' our ^rdens , broke dosTn fences and fui'ther i-rjooked the aninalr. . The 
array sent nien jue;-^ to heir v.s keeo thou a^jsy. It toot? one x-?5ek for the uleari 
up crews to do their- work. All that was left vjas a Fcar iii the .Tsstin-e and 
cows that wouldn't i;ive milk. After the desth of tny tTandmother in 1962, '.■je 
moved back to the hrtne farm— i4om has never lived off Baxter lioad — and after vtiy 
grandfather's death, -kje bought the farm in 1;70. 

Kom during tliis time vjas busy oringing U'-. ua three kids. She played the 
organ for the Kev/ Milford Metbodist Gni^ch. froin J-y53-65. The children vjould 
accomi^iarjy her, try brother on a novj and then ba^is. Mom has been with the 
Harrisville Grange since a chilo.;, aolding offices, working with the junior 
grange, and Fei?vin,_ or. cotii'iittoe?. She helped organise a local li-H club and 
was a leader fiOii; lS'66-6t. She ras been a nvsniber of the Y.-JCA for ten years, 
making use of the swiaming facilities f-rhenever pocritle. In I960, jf-lota started 
tMching piano and today '^^z 25 putjils, wiio keeo her busy five days a week. A 

We three children have taken cart in actlvitiee a-^sociated wit:; thi? in+erests 
of the oarentir. All ^.'-ree of us vent, to Kin^on Schook^ l-^ve been in Orange 
and h-H activities. Ky brother farr^is oart time with tted and works full time at 
Rockford Bolt and Steel. In 1966, 'Chuck was drafted into the armj', making htni 
the third generation to serve. His tour of duty took him to Korea and .jermany. 
He was discliarged in 197L froiu the Big Red I Infantry ElviPion, as a Soec. 5 In 
rrstintainance, wbesbl and track. >iy si'^ter Si-ris i:^- c"arrently a senior at .vuilford 
Sr. Hife)-; in Rockfoi'd, and is con>? iderir.g a carser in the field of art. I rave 
been living in P^ocklord for t\fO years now and au employed as a secre+^i-y and a 



part-time iaitr©s>=;, and attend Rock Valley noll«ge ^-art-time. 

At pr&seno, the farm is plov/ly being improvea. A new machinery shed was 
erected in 1973. The old -iarn is being torn do-'n. Dad and Chuck are raising 
hogs and beef cattle. «e always iiave had floirer and vegetable ^^ardens. , and niany 
pets and animals. '-le ijava our third ".ollie-shopard dag, and ''ike his oredecessorsj 
is called Jack, The five of us enjoy our- rural hone and life and plainly would 
not trade it for anything. 




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: and •..v^m n^Fvt.chas A. cogk ^ 

^^.^.^^An y. rat.S7thEngro 

-irn ITant. 3. Franco, 

uut}iori::ed to VjQ absent from liis 
?r-^>Srt Jron 9 A.LI, to 9; 30 P*ia. 
' ;an dut-,witliin the liciits 



BUNK No. _ ^;^ C O M P T, 



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vYour ABANDON SHIP STAl ION is i 
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Life Rati Group 

fetftr'^nar-l 1 



You Mess in Compartment „ 

[OVER] 




GEN. FERDIXAKD FOCH 

FoM, ^ho has .iu^t been appointed 
.en,e Con'unanacr of the AlUed torces 
Viis sixtv-sfventli year, tie is iiui" 
tJrrFi;n:e/"a mhe . nionntaineeis 
1 encrsy, speed and decision and a 
ionality like Xapoleon. «« ^„^';^,\'' 
at enthusiasm in the soldiers. He may 
judged as the master genius that ^ on 

the ilavno. It looked bad for the 
ics and Gen.-Foeh sent a t^'^-^S^^^ ^ 
rre, ":^rv right has been driven m, niy 
has been 'driven in. Consecmently 
[h all that is lett of my «^"**'^ %,,■„„ 

ack." That was one of *'>?,;"; I'le 
•nta in the world's history- Ho is the 



-Among the large number ofi 
"doughboys" who received their dls-1 
charge at Camp Grant Sunday wa3J 
William Huggans, who reached his 
home in this city early Monday 
morning. - Mr. Huggans was one of 
the trio of Polo boys, which includ- 
ed Charles Cook and Wm. Forsyth, i 
who left Camp Merritt for France in! 
November 1917 with the 503rd Ser-I 
vice Battalion. After several months,! 
of service there, the boys were trans- j] 
ferred to different companies, Mr.i^ 
Cook joining the railway engineers,!, 
Mr. Huggans the 3rd Service Co. andj 
Mr. Forsyth the 37th Co., both of; 
the 20th Engineers (Forestry). Mr. 
Cook is still overseas, Mr. Forsyth 
reached home In March and Mr. Hug-] 
gans landed about ten days ago at| 
Newport News, from which place he; 
was sent to Camp Grant, and there 
discharged after about _eigM£.en.l 
months service overseas. 



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Diitv Status Leave Card 



Leave is Granted, on a Duly Status, to: 

Charles A. Cook, 191511, 
Name . 

Rank??:i?."t?. , . .Co. or Unit. ^.^'!^. . ^.m'^^ 

Regt. or Orsaniz^tion.^^-J>^'^:^^^^9^.^.'^^P.^:.: 

To visit St.MaLo,. Illet et Vilaine_ _ ^eave Area 

Reservation No.. . ^47^. Through the Leave Areas Bureau 

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Rank and Organization 



G. O.lStli 'O'cs. Trans. Corps. 

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1. PLACE OF BIRTH 

County of.. .Ha<n.c..Q.c.l5: 

Hamilton, 



Registration 
DIsL tiiSAB... 



STATE OF ILLINOIS ORIGIN 

HENRY HORNER, Governor 
Department of Public Health— Division of Vital Statlctli 

CERTIFICATEOF BIRTI 




V^aJa"" I Primary 

,^'Pity„ .( 3239 



(Specify whether years, montha. or dayo) 



RESIDENCE OF MOTHER: (a) STATE...Ill.inOiS (W County HaiLC OClC. 

(uflual place or abode) 

(d) Township - (e) Road Plat. 



3. FULL NAME OF CHILD 



Sebella ElizalDeth Garrison, 



..(c) city or wimtir— HainlX.I?. on , 



,April 25,1899j^ 

(Month, day, year) 



B. Sox of Child 

J email 



Number In order 



7. Number months of 



8. Lejltimato? 
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^FATHER. 

9. Full John W. Garrison, 



10. Color or race, ....; 



^ite "-MS 30 



12. Birthplace (city or place).. .Ham.ll.t.On, 

(State or country) IllinOii 



kind of work done, 03 epinncr, /-»_„_ _-^j. __, 

tav/yer, bool-J;eepcr, etc SjixJ. pclLUtir . 



14. Industry or tuelncsa In v*lch 
work was done, es Ellk mill, 
eav/mill, bank, etc 



One 



21. (a) Including Ihia child, number of 

children born alivo to Ihia mother? 

(b) Includln!) this child, how many of One 
these children aro now Ilvino? 

(c) How irany were born dead to 

this mother, I.On Stillborn? .7. 



rViola Elizabeth Arnold 



Color or race White 



IB. Blrthplaco (city or place) llaUT.O O.., 

(State or country) UlinOiS 



19. Trade, profession, or particular kind 
of v/ork done, as housekeeper, 
typist, nurso, dork, etc 

20. Industry or business In which 
done, as own home. Qwn ...HOme.. 



HoiJsewife... 



lawyer's office, silk r 



22. Mothcr'a mailing address for registration notice: 



jJX^What Ueatmonl was civen child's eyes at birth? 



Ho 



NOTE: Result of the test must not be etated on this certiflcato. 



24. I hereby certify that I attended at the birth of this child which was BORN ALIVE Bl.il.y .....A •«. on the date etatod above. 

.F., V/. Pease.., 



. e.,nedAp.r.iI 5..^ l.Ml Address .^6 Ofajk, I^OVTa, 



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DWI&MT M. SRttN. tiovernor . ; 
Dspartmon* of Public Health— Divition of Vital Staiiti 

CERTIFICATE OF BIRT 



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1. PLACE OF BIRTH 
County of .Ir?.':.?:.?.?. 



Dist. No .?££. 



Centralift 



Primary - /, cr. Street ar 
Dist. No .^.ff.'lL. Number.. 



2. FULL NAME AT BIRTH. 



3. Sex 



..C.lxax:.lg.s..Altnan..C.Q.Ql: 



4. Twin, Triplet, or 

other? 

(To be anmrered only ii 



Number In order 

of birth 

« of plural blrtha) 



6. Legitimate' 



FATHER 

Name Solomon Altnan Ccok 



Residence at time 

of this birth Centrnlif 



Illinois 



Vvhite 



11. Age at time „. 

of this birth....V.:i.....yre. 



12. Birthplace (City or Place). ...arm7fQ.rd...a.0.Uniy. 

C^hio 



(Name State, If In U. S.) 

(Name Country. If Foreign) - 



13. Occupation 

(Nature of Industry)- 



I\inistor 



Januai-" 



1895 



birth ., 

(Month) (Day) (Y«»rj 



14. Full Maiden 
Name 



'attie Bolle ITcCraclcGn 



15. Residence at time 

of this birth Centralia, Illinoi; 



17. Age at time „ „ 

of this birth.^.v>..._...y 



18. Birthplace (City or Place) Craytf ord Courij 

(Name State, If In U. S.) £}?.? 



(Name Country, If Porelgn)- 



IIouEowif e 



20. (a) Number of children bom to this mother at the 
time of and including this birth .ThUQ.Q 



(b) Number of children living ai,the^ 



and including this birth 



21. I HEREBY CERTIFY that I was the Attendant at this Birth. This space only for signature of 



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IF SIGNATURE OF BIRTH ATTENDANT IS OBTAINABLE, AN AFFIDAVIT IS NOT REQUIRED. 

Illinois 



Cook 



County of.. 

I HEREBY CERTIFY that I have knowledge of the facts as stated in this RECORD OF BIRTH and believe the 

to be true; and that I am related to this person as .Q.l..ds.st....Br.o±hDr 

Signature Paul ..•::--..Co.9k 

Present Address ....2.1^^0. ;:ai3l9.Hd.,.JjOTQwpod^..Jllin^^^ 

Subscribed to, and sworn before me this....^..?^.': day of v^yno , 19..4. 

Jlij3har.d..-P.,-aaris-lw>F'^;«F Notary Pub 

My commission expires 



SEAL 



Jul-' 2nd 



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Post Office Address.. 



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CERTIFIED COPY OF A DEATH RECORD ^ToITh^Z.^^ 



PLACE OF DEATH. 
WINNEBAGO 



Rsglitratl 
Dl»l. No.. 



County of 

.('City 'Rot&Gin.iDl»t.No..r.'.fTr. 

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STATE OF ILLINOIS 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 



CERTIFICATE OF DEATH 

526 



Reglitend No.. 

SU... Ward f.l.r ANTHONY'S ^ (Con.»cuti™ No.) 

(If lirath occjrrvd ID a bospitaloriDjUiulioD, giToita NAM£ioate4d of atrcet and Qumbef.) ' * " ' 

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LENGTH OF TIME AT PLACE V/HERE DEATH OCCURRED? yr.. 



2. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: STATE [h^.T County 



Wl NNEBAGO 



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ROCKFORD _ Str«ManJNumb=T .230?. .N...R9.C'<.T.qN . AVE, 



3. («) FULL NAME 
3. (I.) II Volcran. 



CHARLES A. COOK 



19. LIST NO. 



3. (c) Social Security 
WO RLD WAR q NE Ho. ...■??. ! .~05-57.?.?. 

I S. Color or 



6. (b) Namoof husband or wife.. 
SEBELIA COOK 



6. (c) Ago of huaband or wife If 
4H 

.yeara. 



7. Birth date of deceai 


od J'"^« . 


5 1895 


(Month) 


(Day) (Year) 


B. AGE: Yeara 
52 


1 Month. 

i 5 


Day, 

7 


II less than one day 
hr. mln. 




CENTRALIA 


ILL. 






county) 


(Stale or foreign country) 




RATOR 


JL Industry or^busine,, .. ^OTTA TRA:g 
g( 12.Namo "^ . A . COOK 


SMISSIOrj CO. 




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UNOBTAINABLE 


OHIO 




(Cu. town. ..r county) 


(.State or foreign country) 


|)l4.M.idonnan, 
1") 15. Birthplace... 


^ HATTIE UCC 


RACKEN 


ifiiy." inwn.'oV county) " 


OHip 

(Slate or foreign country) 


IB. INFORMANT.... 


RAYfJiOND A. C 


OOK 



(UTSonal signature wim pen ana mi 
R. R, iFl R(5CKF0RD, ILL. 



with pen and inic) 



ARLI NGTON 
ROCKFORD 
WINNEBAGO 



(b) DATE 
JUNE I 5 ,-47 



la funeral t 



F, C. LONG 
LONG-KLDNTZ Fl/nERAL HOME 



MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH 



20. 


Dataordtath: Month 

year J.9.4.7 


JUNE 




...day. 

.mlnuta 


■45 


2 

A, 


g 


, 


21. 


1 hereby catify that 1 attendad tht dacaaaad from. 
J;JNE II ,g 47 ,1, JU 














NE 


l2 






oil: 



thatlMWh.J.UtlWton .J.^.NE .1.2 

and that datb ocancd on the data and hour stated above. 



acldiath CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE 
RIGHT TEUPORaL'lOBE 



A«oc,a,.ddl.«a»...".*':.'.?.'.^.^^T...".^f.^.«.T.^.S.'.0.^.. 

(generalized arterioloneurosis 



0«,.rcondl.Ioni^.r.'!.??.T.^.^.Sl.y.E...^^R..*"TER lOSCLEROT 1 C ^^^ 
(Include pregnancy within 3 months of death) HE A ftT DIBEASlt UNffNDVN 



Waa in operation perfaniied7.. 



Waatharsan atitopty?. 



CONFIRMED ABOVE 



23. II a cammunli»t)le dlaaaaa: where contracted?. 



NO 



V/aa disease In any way related to occupation of deceaaed? 

If ao, specify how: 

24. (Signed) .J9.HN..«.,..6.H.E.AGREN y q 

Addraaa .8.2.Q..G.A.S-ELECT. .BLp?. 

Data A^.^.^....[?. L.!.""Z"."lrf?Q.Tde,.ione"^^33l 



P. O. Ad^eaa .R.0..C.'<.f:?.?.P*...!.4-.? 



1 HKRKliV L'lCIiTlFV TH.\T ihc foregoing is a true and correct copy of the death record for the decedent named at item 3a and 
liial iliis rivor.i w;is csl.iblisiicd and filed in my office in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois statutes relating to the regis- 
tration of births, stillbirths and deaths. 

,..-rv=- •'*'*J*"^ 26, .948 „, 



sy^..(S.:..^^u-4^M^^ 



AT ?OC!<'\9«Pj....!.ll!.nois luinois. OFFICIAL TITLE....??GI^6TRar _ 

DEPUTY RECrsTfiATf 

id IocaI resi^tr&n are authorurU 
' the DejArimeoi of Publjo Uealib ur tbe IucaI t%c^ 



The original n^ord of ihu death is permanently filed with the ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HE.\LTH ftt SpnngSeld. County ( 
10 amkt- et-nitications from copies ol the original record. The Uliaois statutes pro^idt that the oerufisAtioo of a death rvoora by I 
tru-or thecuuuiy clerk shall Ix' prima facie evideooe ia all courts and pUcei of die faou lher«ia sut«d. 



3 copies ol the original record. The UUi 
all be prima facie evide 

VSAR 201 (1946 Revision of VS SOB) 



(2752^— 50M— H-46) 



CORRIGANV DOUGLAS P 1955- 



I 



PIJ-.ASK TYI'I': I'l.KASI'; PI.ACK THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT E 'V\{V. SEc:OND COPY 01 
FAMIEY HISTORY. 

^Denr Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can he made more uselul to historians am 
Ihers studying American families, we are asking you to fill out tin- foriii! 
below. This will take you only a few niiiiuLes, and will be easily made ovi 
Into an index which will permit archiv(> users ready access to just those 
kinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 



Office 



;e Cod( 



1 . Your name /)c c, ' ^ 6 A 5 /' t C U fi ] C-> / -) >0 
Da t e of form 



(in //_ 
(11) // 



r college 



Roc k Val ley Col l ege 
Roc'kf ord, Illinois 



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



Before 1750 
18 50- 1 9 00 



1750-1800 ^ 1800-1850 
1900 or later 



Please chock 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 . i . ) ./ Middle A t 1 a n t i c (N . Y . , I' e n na . , N. 

Va.) South Atlant ic (Ga . , Fla . ,N .C . ,S .C . ) East South Central 

(l,a . ,Mlss . ,A1 a . , I'enn ,Ky . ) _J Wast South Ccn t r a 1 ( Ar k . , N . M . , Te x . , Ok . ) 

E;ist North C e n t r a 1 ( Mi ch . , Oh i o , I nd . ) Pac i f 1 c ( Ca I . , Wa sh . ) 

' ( II a wa i 1 , A 1 a s k a) 1: (J.J 1 . , W i s c . , JT, z;^ -) 

Please check -a^lj^ occupational categories in which members ol v""' 
family whom you have discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

/ 

__ /^Farming Mining ■ Shopkeeping or small bus in 

i/ ' T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Big Business / Manufacturing 

,y Professions Industrial Labor Other __^___^__ 



Please check a 1 1 religious groups to which members of your family whoi 
you have discussed in this paper have belonged. 

'/ Roman Catholic 

Bap t is t 

Quaker 



Jewish 



_Presbyterian Methodist 

__Ep iscopa 1 ian Congregational Lutheran 

Mormon Other Protestant Other (name) 



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

Swedish Other Scandinavian j- German French 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans I'astern \\ 

Jews L^ Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

i^Irish British Native Americans over several generations 

East Asian Other(Name) 

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



J Interviews with other 

f ami ly memb er s 
• Vital Records 
iy_Pho tographs J Maps 



Family Bibles 
Land Records 



Family Genoa 1 o^ ic^s 
The U.S. Census 



FAMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name ^V;-. ,£p/V i'>)yl-; / ^3 (in^^^^lG '-i.L Cur rent Residence 

Date of birth J..VU, 5. /<?V,^ Place of birth j^pc A- /\-:^/?>0 



Date of death C.f, 7 -^ , / 7 <^ 7 Pl ace of burial /{ji',Lck,r ^,A} ci^^ ^-i i^T^^/i^/ 



Kdnca t ion (numb e r of years); 
grnde school _^ high school 



vocational 



college 



;iipation(s) 



1st 
2nd_ 
3rd 



^ th Sir ^: A f- JL\ J^c 



Dates ;, 

Dates 

Da t es 

Dates, , 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

.Is t /H(- L ;/, . - UL Dates /^//0 - C^-^" 



2nd X'Zjck 'iixM^^ 

_3rd 

4th 



R e 1 i g i o n j - '^r ^ ^^y - f 
Political partii 



civil or social clubs, fraternities 



Dates /9v-> ^gq'^. 

\) ate s 

Dates_ 

etc ./^Z/ T^ CLl aS, 



^. 



iZV 



>'^^- 'c. /] , 



Place of Marriage to your grandmo ther ,'Vo(: X" ?~c ^^w^ d a t c />,-: t . ^'^ ^ 1 ^9"^ ^ 

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) 



-5?/0 



Name /7on£-,<.'o r N. ('S/^lO ,c ) ('^•■iii^'^' Current Residence o i »i < </ i ll ^ Jo /J f^Of^ 
±^P__^j.Ml£. 1' l^t:^ "f birtli Z, /-)«-/ £- A , (S^AlS 



Date of birth 
Date of dcatli 



Place of birtli L A k. i E_ 
Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school /^ high school 

college / vSi. .vi . 



vocational 



Ucc upa t ion (s ) 
1st T>r /-)<- /-//g- K 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates /7^/ V - -X^ \st Ci^P!Afi iij\f^ t^^^th. '^s.t^^ f<^_/'^ zJJt^ 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



2 n d /3,'Jug./C Po.' vr ^ I A D a t e s i<^n Qr - rjt-r 

3 r <^^K±o<^Di 1^ •■•' t f » i±^.l^:J^Ji£:S_j_ 

4 th Dates 



R e 1 i g i o \\ C r',! /Vo ^ / <^ 



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



I'la 
NOT 



of marriage to your ^', r a n d f a L h e r jOc:, c t^ To .V ^ 



d a t e^'r.c^. Q C- ^ /■9<S 3 



If your lather was raised '; io age 18) by a stepmother 
another relative g 1 v >.• that data on the back of this |j . 
(A-2) . 



A- 2 S tepgrandf a ther (your father's side) 



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 

Ath 



Rel igion_ 



_Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 

Da t es__ 

Dates__ 

Dates 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 
2 S tepgrandmo ther (your father's side) 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Current Residence 

Place of birth 

Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school_ 

c o 1 1 e g e 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



voca t ional 



ates 


1st 


ates 


2nd 


ates 


3rd 


ates 


4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Da te; 



Re 1 i gion 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name (2: t= /\ i^-^ l^ A . ) Vs g S :■ I iZ K Current Reside nee 

Date of birth M/^A^A/ c/ ^ / .<r •> ^ / 
Date of death .J,. .I'g il / ^/ ""^ V 



Place of birth^:^7\a£_6^/<ZZ£X- 
Place of burial AC'.g. /I H c L rE^ I ^ L 



Kduration (number of years): 
Srade school ,"S high school 



vocational 



col lege 



(.1 c c u p a t i o n ( s ) 

1st kx^LL /^^^^:^i^ 

9 n rl -^ .'i 1 J" .1 ,: ; 


?■ Dates/0'"^ 
Dates / - 


/f 1st 
2nd 


3rd;.,x7J ^r ;.//k 4 r-- r- ' 


/ 3rd 


4th 


Dates 


4th 


Religion i\\ t^^l hh' .: 


^ / ^ / 





.;- J.: 



PLACE OF RESIDENCK 
(after leaving home) 
..- //,-. c D ate s u,'jf^/jc>i ^ aJ 



Dates_ 1 

Dates ' 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternitii 



h 



g.UCcl.'Qi 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 



-it- 



A -i <- "^Ac^L y - ^c^JSL/j': 



NOri: : If your mother was raised by a stepfather or another relative (t 
aj'.e 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 



^f\r-So^E.<^ 



Nami 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



/ /I /i ^t-j, C^^v/^ (-',,{: .■^ g^urrent Res i dence "^Z .^ (^ AT L I 



(V^ 



Voc)^ 



\ l^^-l ij Place of birth J/^/^^^A liJ^^>^ 

Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school >;^ ^. high school 



vocational 



•ollegc 



PLACE OF RF.S I UI'.NCi: 

(after leaving home) 

Dates //^/-^t - r'U-Sr 1 « t J )^ c_ rS_. 1 L^\.A i. I > a t e s / 7 /. h-^ 



Occupation(s) 

1 ^ t . dl£ fl H 

2nd i Sl/jr -sr/l/V ,;-./ i7o^C/^;.:^3ates^V/_^^£jl_2nd_^K^ /^£V:_^i:). . . Dales 

3rd Dates 3rd Dales 

Dates 4 th Dates 






4th 



Re 1 i g ion_^. .£ ' r ■ .. / ^' / 
Political party, civil oi 



social clubs, sororit 



IMaie of marriage to your g r a n d f a t li e r J- cy' ^ Fc: Q O 
NOTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmother 



\ 1) a I (• )uL V. '% r; 77/ -r 

t he r relative (in 



gfive 



th»t d»ta o» the back of this page (D-.'J 



C-2 S tepgrandf a ther (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date oi death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupation(s) 



lst_ 
2nd^ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t iona 1 



col lege 



Ist 
2nd_ 
_3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Da t es_ 
Dates 
Da tes 
Dates 



Religion 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
D-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your mother's side) 

Name 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 

Ath 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



1 ege 



.lst_ 
2nd 

.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Date s 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 1 g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



lace of marriage to your grandfather 



CH ILDREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's name should appe, 



6 
below 



Nam e J r) L' j (^ [-_ j . C^oi^fi , C^ ^A ) 
Place of birth ^c-c /\ f-~e -a^ Q 



MLjy^f^*-' 



_______ d a t e /J^oo. 30 , / <"/oiCg 

Number o f ye a r s o f s c h o o 1 i n g;^ _^£ c c u p a t i o n rg /;c///F/9 

R o s i d e n c e ^ ^ ^ ;f.,7 J ' j'/ -^' Marital Status, " ^^" 

2 Death_ 



jm^d^n^ 



Number of children 

N •1 me .C y.4£ ^._^-l W\' ><^ ^q /^ 

Place of birth iCc^e /< /^c-, ^ 70 date ^nj(n. 6 /r/^^Q 

Number of years of schooling / y Occupation ^^IF- L-.a'\Q^v /p Q 

Res i d(mce ^O(^ (jivlr-fj PvjdK fir/ . Marital Status .)] t^ f^(<^ 1 C d 

Number of children <*, Death 



_^ 



Place of birth fjr.r /< tr^.c?0 date ^f.PT . z''/ /9.? 7 

Number of years of schooling / (^ Occupation /-^j-,/ ^^ k. . P r^ 

Res i <Xewce 'iQC^l j'):iccjHci £ n' Marl tal S t a t u s - ^^ d j y' > C Q , i^l rjQR i/^A 



Number of children 



13_ 



Death 



of b 1 r 1 1 



Number ot years of schooling 
Residence 



u p a t 1 o n 



Number of children 



Marital Stat 
d e a t h 



Name 

Place of b i r t h 

Number ol years of school ing_ 



da t( 



u p a t i a 



R e s 1 

Numb 



:hi 1 dreii 



Marl ta 1 Status 
Death 



lace of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marl tal Status 
death 



Occupa t ion 



Nami 
Plai 



of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling. 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 

Place of b i r t h 

Number of years of schoolinj 



c c u D a t 1 o n 



denc( 



Number of children 



Marital Statu; 
death 



Name 

I'lac'r of birth 

Nupibt'r ot years of 

Residence 

Number of children 



I o 1 in g 

Mar i ta 



S I a t us 
(lea 111 



Name 

P 1 ace of b 1 rth date 

NumbL'r of years of schooling _ _. __ 

KesidL' nee Marital S 

Numb.M- ol "eh il dreu ' ' 



ipa t ion 



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



±,l£jJiAj^ 



_££_Ai:iatertA. 



Place of birth -<-^^i-- < i nv r . ' '/'> ■ : 

Number of years of schooling , . ■ , 

Residence _ , Marital Status 



Occupation_ 



'AJJ^^U 



Number of children 



death 



Place of birth 7 J ,' " ' "T* U-^S j^' ,■ < l , > j , d a t e J . ^ ,- 

Number of years of schooling , : _. >- 

Residence., ., ,,. ^.Marital Status 



Number of children 



death 



•/ ^ o 



Occupatio n , ,S ;,. c /< iJ'Aiue /^ 



Name ' .'-)/ -,,< - /- 

Place of birth 



:i{^S-^^t l^,K 



date 



5^ 



Number of years of schooling :■, ,, ■_ . 

Residence .- . ./".■.' ,.. .Marital Statu; 



Occupatio n_ 



Number of children 



death 



l.u.^1^ 



Name ■ i ' . ■, 
Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling ; 

Residence > ;. - r/, .v,/<:. ■^,, Marital Status 



Number of children 



death 



Occupatio n_ 



J^ 



K ::u\i^ i,S/..^k \ K./4r<N i/L (•_■ 



Place of birth ,. - ,, ;_ .' ::^ { 7 
Number of years of schooling^ 
Residence. 



,2 /<! date f ,- 



^ ^_ ccupation 

Marital Status j. j . , 



Number of children 



death 



4^A. 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling ^ , 

Residence , Marital Status 



Occupation_ 



Number of children 



dea th_ 



Place of birth -, , 

Number of years of schoolinj 
Res Idence v.: , ,Mt_ . < ,,, ; , 1 



Number of children. 



date i')'^ Cl ^ 
'—1 



Occupation 



Marital Status_ 
death 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 
Res idence 



date 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation_ 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schoolinj 



Occupa t ion 



Residenc e 

Number of children 



Marital Status 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 

R e s I d e n e '_ 

Number of chi Idren ~ 



Marital Status_ 
death 



Occupa tion_ 



Your Father 

name I ytlL M^-l^.C ^'a^RlC^r^.tl Current Residence mC Jj/L'^:^ '^Ai^li /) r^. 

Date of birth 6/, r-L^7 7 ^ i'\ Jc Place of bitth '\c c, l<- Tc K i^ 

Date of Death^ Place of burial ^ 

Education (number of years) 

grade school '^^ high school ^Y vocational college ex 



Occupation (s) 

1st •■-^■<'rx,n(,.or /)/^ZQi'\ r^ ates /■"/ '/ 1 



Z^ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

.: ( .. .1 tL .: .^'c , Ljfi Pat e s /93'-^'- ^" >^ 



2nd ;^,0 



Dates 



^ o 



3 r d -9 ' / '^'i ^ >Of fi Pf) A' /<^ iK'4 D a t e s ■> 3 - (^^ >-?( 



fraternities, etc. Ac ///^ Oi^.0£'/^ 



2nd /};/)C/-//,U.-r ^V/c: r' Dates /^7-3l - <^ O 

3 r d i--'o / /<? yC^ iRA l-:^ rfR D a t e s / ^ <^- c— ^i-- TS 

^t\\ -^jfLr ' af^f^U^-/l2,J Dates ^?:-, -..;,-■.. :'X 

Religion '^- Al f^C L / <L 

Political parties, c^vil or social club; 

Place of marriage to your mother i^oc k i-(-::i r> date — I\k^<^, ( ' ? 7 — G , ' "i ^'^ 

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

Your Mother 

N a me /} I ^i k ^lli: L' £ C\ . T, v.S >.^ 3 S I efi ^ ^ <=>'■'' ^ iC,, .(^ u r r e n t R e s i d e n c e v r 6 K , (. ^ fi /^/? >^ /< ^'c/ 



Date of birth jJiya 



C, 3 



Date of death 

Education (number of years) 

grade school '') high-school 



Place of birth j) \\ b , 5 J c L <^ 7 , O AjJjrL^ 
Place of burial . . 



^ 



vocational 



college 



Occupation (s) 

1 s t /7t")^/v^i/^/L' c lp_t\^ 

2nd ^P.c.^PAZ £^//.-c- 7/0/e Dates /9^ 

3rd J^- pr ?^-^~ ]hi ^ :3,. .'- Dates /f/Q 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
O^Dates /^^Z? V ^ _ls t_2Jli_l_, ^'a'^l'>^'g-^'^->'^ ^'^^^ "^^^^^^^-^^^^-^^ 



2nd -: I \ Chic, .c 



Date s -^ y - A " 



Ath koc/^rr. Q O 



JUk- 



P.VO ;;. D a t e s /9 ?^ 7 - 6" 7 4 t\^:i,c^ 



" " Dates(^5-A5^£i, 



Re 1 i g i o n C/Uj £ 7 /7 c- - ^ , •: ^ ^ ^ ^'-v/-/e ^- /<:^ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, e t c . Jc^^ ^j^-^tsf^^^ZMjl^jZ^- 



,^0.0, -. 7y^jQ 



Place of marriage to your father f>c^e: /< /' 



date yJc G 



jSi-'i'-t 



If you were raised by a stepmot 
on the kack of this page (F-2). 



her or another relative give that dat£ 



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 



voca t iona 1 



college 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
.3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Da tes 



Dates 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

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



PLace of marriage to your mother 
?"■- 2 S t ep mo 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 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs 



voca t i onal 



CO 1 1 e ee 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



2nd 
.3rd. 

4th 



Dates 
Da tfcs_ 
Dates 



lororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father 



date 



10 



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

Name OCji^ C c ^ S '' ■ C/ c r. /<. i Q /-; .-c ' 

Place of birth Tno c K ^r 'v fl Date of birth /^/: C N- y /? S (h 

Number of years of schooling / 'V Occupation /ll /JC /L/ / Jj gi / 5 /" 

Residence -j^c^I' (^lO^F/) p/Q^i/if^/^^^ ar i tal Status ; < < r <r zv 

Number of children death 



Name Jc_ 3 ^ P t^ /v. Cot\ j^ i C f-'l r^ 

Place of birth />y, c /< ..>o o o Date of birth :> T/'/ /<^ /'^/'b''^ / 

Number of years of schooling / / Occupation 



Res j dence -, r> l \ 
Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



N ame L ,- a. O / 5 l f^ ci c i^,^ / C^ A - l 

Place of birth Sec /<re-\0 Date of birth J ,i -1,, /'/ / '/ C- / 

Number of years of schooling 9 Occupation 

Res idenc eJo6 ^siofe A i-'^j^■^'^v/M a^i ta 1 Status 

Number of children death 



Name /\^lC V C^'T^^ Cc'^-Sli >l- a .L 

Place of birth Sec /< ~(.- u' A Date of birth > ,; .o /< , 

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iorae tlirie in ths .uia^le of iSOO's xry c;reat-p;re?.t 
grand fa'31'ier J^mes ■\iid his tvjo brothers came to the onlted 
States fro.a Cork, Ireland. In Irel?nd Corri-?in was spelled 
with the i'ic in front of it, however, it was dro.;. ed when they 
CTi^ne here. J-.-ne's two brothers st iyed in Aew York while he 
oiovea on to r^uffalo, i-iew York. 'H'aere he aiet his wife-to-oe and 
around 183'^ were morried. '^ney Dou^ht a farm outside of the 
city. It wasn't much of a farm, a log cabin, a lean-to in 
back and a oarn, out it was ho:ne. 

On .'larch 17, 1^55 tney nad a son, whom they na.r.ed .-.ndrew. 
Two years later in 1357) Jair.es had to walk into town for so.iie 
supplies uhnt he needed. 'jMhen he arrived home later, he found 
his wife lying dead oy the bwrn. >:>he had oeen gorged ana 
tranjpled on oy a bull while she was bringing in a herd of 
cows, however, before she did this, she had locked the baby 
in the nouse. '.^hen Ja-nes saw what had happened, he 'went 
into the house and got his rifle. He then went to the oarn 
and shot the bull between the eyes. 

James couldn't raise little Andrew alone so he hired 
a .;',a;Tuiiy to take c 're of him. ihe took care of nim until his 
father remarried. Andrew was 10 years old at this time. x^s 
a young boy, Andrew would r^ither hang around the olacksmiths 
shops instead of t^oing to school. '^'raen Andrew was 28 years 
old he rnet jnd later in-rrried nis wife-to-be Julia btauch. 



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Andrew Cori'-iP_-m -ind Julia Stauch were iaarried in 
r^v^^nston, 111. in 1S33 luid thP:y Viter maved to nockford, 111. 
around lo35. They first :noved to a house ut 100? L-ixch ."^^t., 
then they ,aoved to 1214 Benton ^t.. This house is still 
standing, althou£-h re.riodeled. While they ware livlnr there 
they had nine children, Mary - Aug. 5? 1334; .-i.r-nes - June jO, 
1336; John - Nov. 10, 1339; ^xi.nu - Oct. 25, 1333; f^ndrew - 
I'iay 29, 1393; Joseioh (my grandfather ) Jan. 3, 1393; Edward - 
i-lay 14, I9OO; Julia - ?eo. 2, 1902; Gwendolyn - Nov. 11, I905 
died Feb. 22, 1906. 

As the children grew uo, religion got to be a vf-:ry big; 
part of their lives, because the name Corrigan being Irish, 
it was associated -with being Catholic. However, there was 
a change in their beliefs and they all went their separate 
v;ays. 

In 1904 Joseph, (ny grandfatner, started school at the 
age of six. He attended Jackson graae school only up tnrough 
the eighth gr^de. In I913 four of the children e.nd tneir 
parents moved into a home in North Park near where the old 
Harlem High School once stood. Sometime in 191^ one of Joe's 
brotfiers went to v;ork at Ingersol. «.Gout tais tiir.e Joe met 
a couple whose last name v/as Zim .erinan. Later he iaoved down 
to Holine, 111. to live with them and he found jobs in such 
places like motorcycle and machine shops. 

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In 1393 ?r-jnk Simon and Liz--. Goss were married and they 
had eight children. -''ly grandmother, Florence, being tne second 
oldest. She was oorn on Sept. 7, 1895 in Lawler, lova , uaickasTW 



o-runty. The fa.:.ily lived -.n g forra aboat chree ;nile3 iiort'r. 
of L-iwler. Tney never had >^ny real money probleiuS bec-u^e of 
tae farm which kept the-n busy. However, discipline wixj rather 
strict. .:..ll the children went to a one room country school, 
which was ne-rby. In 1902 my ^r-ndmother st=.rted cr..,de school 
■at Che a£-e of seven ynd finished thru the ei^nth £,r-de. 

x-'rom 1910-1;^^ she went to Lawler Hi.h School; after 
draduatin- from hi^h school she taUi:ac country school ground 
Lawler for aoout two years. In I916 Florence went to visit her 
sister, Pearl, who was living in Cedar Hapids, Iowa and where 
sne worked as 3 steno.'^r'^pher . 

i'iy grandmother rot to li'^e it so much that she decided to 
stay. :ihe found a Job as a teacner in another country soaool 
around Cedar Rapids. 'Two years later she and Pearl moved to 
Davenport, Iowa, where my grand nother got a job at the Rock 
Island r.rsenal during the last year of w..V.i, 1916. .^fter 
working triere for about a year, sne was laid off. Ahile Pearl 
and Florence were living in Davenport, they went to a lot of 
dances at what was r.hen called the "Colosseum". 

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In the spring of 1925, a girlfriend of my grandmother, 
i^arie Crossen asked my grandmother to go to the Silvaa Race 
Track, in ii-ast .-ioline, with her and hsr boyfriend, who was 
going to try out a new race car. He wanted her to come to the 
track and watch him race, also; he wanted aer to br\nr a girl- 
friend Deo'iuye he had a friend, '.-rilch turned turned out to oe 
my grandf atiier, Joe Corrlgan. Joe -y. Florence went together 
for six months, then on Nov. 26, 1925 they were married. 
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t'ney moved to G?.lesour^, 111. bec-?.ase of ?. job my £^r:',naf -jtljer 
t:aG in a rn?.calne Poop. After living there for aoout one yaur 
they iiioved to Rockfoi^a In Au^unt 1926. 

When they ;:.oved to Rockf ord , they rented a furnished house 
near 'the old Harlea Hi^h School ond my grandfatner found a job 
as a tool and die m^.ker for one year. In 192? Joe ;nd his 
brother Andrew sta^'ted build inij; houses. One house they had 
built was locates at 57'^^ Wilson Ave. in vjhat is now Loves 
Park. Later th-a same year Joe v>nd Florence moved inuo that 
house wnich ic now my ^^randmorher 's present home, ^i 'j^\-'^ 
earlier they had their first child, Janice bor::, on Nov. 3'^, 1926. 

There v;as one thin^ that iny grandfather had always wanted, 
and that was his own machine shop. In the su.n,:.er or fall of 
1928, Joe and .-.ndrew built a two car garage. Later in Jan. of 
1929 my grandfather started his own business in whicn the 
garage was intended for any way. Then the "cr-ash" came in 
Aug. of 1929. rlay grandf-^ther gradually worked the business 
back up and l^.ter expanding it by adding a portion on to the 
east side. On Aug. ?, 193O they had another child, a son 
this time and they named him Lyle, (my father). Three years 
later Sally Ann was born on Sept,l4, 1933- 

As the B-usiness grew, ray grandfather earned the reputation 
of oeing tops in his field of work. In 193^, Joe built a 
midget race car, but he did not drive it, ha hired others to 
drive it for him. Aoout two years later, he ouilt a better 
and faster car, but had to sell it in 19-^1. ^.Iso my grandfather 
used to riiie motorcycles for enjoyment. 



rly f-^ther, Lyle /.'-is born on ^.u^ust 7, 1930 to Joe 
■Siua i-'lorence Corri^an. He went to Loves pjrk ^r:-inde school 
from ly3o - 1944. After rr-,de scTiOol he went to the Old 
Harlem Hi;__h School fro:;; 1945 - 19*^0. He had plyed O'l^Gket oall 
in £;.rade school anc then clayed oaoketball, footoall and was 
on the tr:.ck tearr: in hi^h school. He then went on the the 
University of Illinois after ^raduatinr from hi£h school. 
He attended the University fro;n 1948 - 1950' During: the 
ti:r.e he was at the university he was in the xi.O.T.G. reserves 
and in 195^ '^--^ drafoed into the Marine 'Coras. Because of 
an accident his w.^s T:edically discharred in 19:?2. He vias then 
stationed in California, af t ^r his discharge he stayed out there 
for four months. Upon his return to Loves ?ark ne went to worK. 
for his fatner. His favorite pass time was to race r.otorcycles . 
He has allways had his fathers love of racing and in now involved 
in ouildin? midget race cars. 



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On I'lay 24, 1831 George W. Bressler and r'reelove ^ustlne 
were united in Holy i^l-^triu-iony . Tney then moved to a farm near 
nonroe Center, Illin_.ia, wiiere tney had four cnildren - Mazel, 
natty, Harve and Geor-e Jr. (luy ^randf atner ) , born on I'xay y, 
1834. The children spent most of their tiine on the farm doin^ 
taeir cnores and studying for school. iince they Uvea on a 
farm, school was attened in or near nonroe Center. iiy grand- 
father, George, only w=;ni: unrough tne ei^hcn grade ana started 
to work for his fatncr after tnat, (not mucn is known aoout 
nis jrother ana sisters). 

From 1900 to 191:J, when George was a young man, he would 
help his father drill wells and fix pumps tnrouguout tne 
countryside. At harvest and tnrashing time, George would run 
tne thrasaing macnines and saell corn in the fall. Cntil ne 
married my grandmother ne worked on the railroad, first as 
as orakeman and later as a conductor. 

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i-'Iy grandmother, Bertha Kreger was corn to Barney and 
Cora i^ ffh'iuJ s Y on Novemoer 23, 1394 on a farm near Ghana, 111. 
Binca der parents were farmers, they moved to a fnrm e-ist of 
Aocnell9,Ill . in 1900, rvfter living there for only two years, 
her f atfier i:'arney Kreger was taken sick with f.iD. , a typical 
farrn disease, and passed away at the age of 56 years, on 
April 2, 1902. He left (iis wife witr. five children, Haude, 
Artnur, Bertha, .-luriel and Btanton, my grandmotner was only 



seven yr-yjvs old. The f'i.ally szHy-d on che far.n for uocut 
one ye^.r ;ift-^r his ae-ith out it wis to much for her mother 
■-:is i=,he h3d to have hired helf to r\jir\ the place. 

Cor::i had q brother who looked after her nnd the children 
and helped her iuake Decisions. In 190^;, after tne farm had 
been sold, he moved everyone to a tenant house on another 
farin aboiJt a half irdle from White Hock, 111., vjhich 'naa a 
i^eneral store, church and about ten houses. While tney lived 
in White Hock, the c'nildren went to scliool and church. 

Her mottier kei^t a team of horses, a carriage and two 
cows. In those days the only way tney could j_et anyplace 
vjas to take the liorse and carriage. I'lany trips were made to 
Grepon farras and they would take many hours to ^et there so 
tney would have to spend the ni^ht and return home the next 
day. 

AS rny grandmother and her brothers and sisters ^o, t older 
their uncle bougat a home in Holcomb, 13 1., where tney went 
to school till the el£;hth &-r,--.de. Then they either had to 
take a train to high school in Hockford or not continue their 
educaoion any furttier. Tneir laother could not afford to send 
them at that time, however my gr^-md mot hers older brother and 
one sister did go to Browns Business College in xiockfcrd in 
later years. ks you can see it wasn't that easy to get an 
education t'Cien as it is now. 

In 1>11, wnen my grandmother was seventeen she came to 
.■ioc<<ford to work with two other ^irl friends. They worked in 
a diu-e store for 2^y an 'do-.iV. They were aole to find an 
apartment for v5.^>^ .^^^ we-k. oince it was a li.,('it nousekeeplng 



roo.r. zaey shared expariSes 'nd did Lheir o'wn cooklnr. 

Later on the t;hrse of tnerr. went their separate vjayE. 
.-ioout oiiio ti,iie aiy grandir.ottjar ' s youn^^er siste.", r.jriel, O"^ .e 
to iiocivfora so ctiey '/.ere 'iol.e co oe together. /.uriei worked 
for Ciie ipen^ler LoomS Pencil ofnrpener Co. and my ^r^Hnd.T-ocher 
worked for Hockford Dry Goods for about two yeors where she 
was a cashier ?nd salesl'-idy. 



In chose days, n.ei£hoorin^ towns usually held dances. 
It was at one of these dances tl'i-^t my grandparents T.et , the 
dance 'was held in .'ionroe Center wijere George grew up. Gn 
July 20, 1915, George Bressler and Bertha Kreger were T.arried, 
they lived with her mother for about one year. r.t this time 
George worked as a bag^ageinan and later he worked on the 
railroad oetween Savanna and Chicago. In I9I8 they moved 
to Gavis Junction, 111. where tney had seven children, 
Eugene - ?eo. 1,191?; George - Jan. 2?, 1920; Harry - ?eb.l^, 
1925; Jack - Apr. 15, 192?; Shirley - Feb. 13, 1929; oeverly - 
Jan. 11, 1932; and narianne - Dec. 2, 1933. 

/.'nen the depression hit, chey had to move to isensonville, 
111. 30 George could oe close to work. Tney nad only lived 
there six monche when George took sick with the flu and passed 
away on June 9, 193-^. He left her with seven children, the 
oldest being seventeen years old and the youngest (my mother) 
six montns old. In 193^, -^fter he passed away, my grandmother 
moved back to Rockf ord , When the move wgs made the fa..ily 
first lived on Second Ave., later they moved to i4adison Street. 



v."nlle t'oey lived on i-i?dison Street, nay pranaoriocher cleaned 
houses so she could ke--^: hsr youni^est children vjich ner. 
In 1939 they oioved to 2302 Fre.r.ycz oi:reat and she rot a joo 
v-orkinp- ?.t the Blue Star ^^ocato Chip factory vihloh W3.s z'oen 
only, two blocks away n ?re;.iont St. ?roii) the tl.rie she worked 
there, till she retired in 1953 the fa.riily :aoved once r.ore 
into their own home, which she and ner oldest son oou^at with 
one help of the resu of the fa-iily, at 312 Caolin ^zr-,z . 
.•;y £.rand. mother retired at che age of 63 after .vorkinfr 
for 23 yeard at i^lue Su^r Foods and sne is now livin-/ on 
social oecarity. However, with the help of aer children, 
grandchildren and great grandchildren she aas a very rewarding 
and full life at the -: ge of 81 years. 



I'ly mother, Z. ;rianne Bressler, was born o-^ Dec. 2, 1933, 
in Davis Junction, 111. She went to grade school at d. K. 
V.'elsh, then on to Linccln Junior High and East High School. 
The first job she got after ouiting school at z'ae age of lo 
was with the Gener:il Electric Cabinet Co. she worked zhere 
for two years zheri she went to work wltn 'n-r aiother at Blue 
otar Foods. ner next job v;a3 with .■ri.merican Cabinet Hardware 
Co. where sne started h^r career in office work, she was 
tnere for anotner tvjo year^-, then went to work for 3 years at 
Joseph Behr 6: Sons. der last job was with riockford ::icrew 
?roducts in the purchasing de^-art aent . /Aiile sne was working 
tnere she beca:ne engaged to Lyle Corrigan. rafter a l^ year 
en_ag:.ent she r.arried Lyle on A.; gust 6, 1933- 



■A';^r.i rn-iM-Ied at 9:15 .-.;■.. in L>b. Anc'ticny'.^ Church In iockf oru, 
111. They sliar-ct-d taoir ii-rrifKi life out in a little house 
it ?:?13 :5U:rrr>crvill2 £t. in North P?rk. .-.t this time Lyle vjas • 
v;orkln^: for his father, Joe Gorrir^an and Mgrignne v::^3 working 
for .iooi'ifor. ,icrev\i Products . Their ilPt;t child, Dourlas 
Pocrlck, was oora on uac. 25, 1956 and brought hoine to live 
there for iix months. in nay of 195? ^'^ey moved 
into the home of /h-rianne ' s inother, 512 Catlin st., .'.'here they 
stayed for one ye^r. Their tnlrd u.ove was made in April of 
1953 to 229 -iiver Park rioad , Loves rark, II]. where their 
sec'-^nd son Joseph Kevin was born on iept. 16, 1959 and their 
first daughter, v;er:dy :i^e v;a3 oorn on Jan. 19, 19^1. --..t this 
time in their Tiarri^re Lyle 'was -working for Dohrn Transfer 
Trucking i-'irui. Tney then moved to their present home at 
206 Aiver Pdrk ioad in February 19^2. . There the rest of their 
children were oorn, Kelly Gene - Feb. 10, 1963; nichele .^nn - 
Jan. 23, 1965; ^""-ozer Tir.othy - Oct. I3, 19?1. All of their 
children attended St. Bridget Cath':lic Grade School and are 
presently attending boylan Central Catholic High School. 
Lyle rem--iined at nis job at Do'tirn Transfer until the time of 
r.ls futners death in Octooer of 196?. He then took over his 
fatners business in ly63 and wiilch now he owns. 



DOUni.A:^ CO-^IGA 



Born to Lyl B and /I~.,rianne Corrl^an on Leceir.oer 25, 1956, 
at 6:^3 A.i-;. in Sr. Anthony's hospital. Lived all his life 
in th-e Hockf ore , Loves Park area. Went to School at ^z . i^ridrets 
in Loves Park from 1962 - 19?1. Graduated froiTi Boylan Central 
Catholic Hi£h School in 1975. Joined the Phantom Re-^iment in 
Sepc. of 19?0 and h'^s m-^rcned ivith them for uae last six seasons. 
Is novj actenainp Hock Valley College and is majoring in art. 



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NOTE: If your mother was raised by a stepfather or ano ther re la tive (to 
age 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-i>. 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

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LIST OF SOURCES 

1. My seven year baby book. 

2. Persons that I interviewed: 

a. Charles Raymond COWAN III (my father) 

b. Dorothy Margaret DECKER THOMSON COWAN COWDREY (ray mother) 

c. Elmer DECKER (uncle) 

d. Anna FLETCHER DECKER (grandmother) 

e. Ella DECKER (Great Aunt) 



PART I. Father's side 

A. My Great Great Grandparents 
1. 

a. Henry Thomas COWAN was born in Ireland 
and nigrated to Chicago. 

b. Catherine BONFIELD COWAN was born in Ire- 
land and moved t) a city outside Chicag) 
named Bonfield. 

c. This couple was married in Chicago ani 
were of the Catholic religion. 

d. Their aon Charles Raymond COWAN I. 



2. 



a. DUNN (This is the last name no other in- 
formation) . 

b. No information. 

c. No information. 

d. Their (feughter Mary DUNN. 

a. Fredrick PAPENBROOK was born in Germany 
and aised Presbyterian. Later he migra- 
ted to St. Louis, Missouri. 

b. Marie KOHLMEYER PAPENBROOK was born in 
Germany and raised Presbyterian. Later 
she migrated to St. Loub, Missouri. 

c. No information on their life together. 

d. Their son Fredrick PAPENBROOK 



k. 

a. Werner KUKART was born in Duren, Belgium 
and mised Presbyterian. He raigr ated to 
Fort Madison, Iowa where he was a carpenter 
and saw sharpener. He built churches in Iowa 
and was an ecpert on building stair cases. 

b. verona STAMM KUKART was born in Switzerland 
and migr ated to Fort Madison, Iowa. 

c. Werner was Veroaa's second husbamd. Werner 
is buried in fort Madison, lowa, aid Verona 
is buried in Rose Hill Cemetary in Chicago, 
111.. 

d. Their daughter Matilda KUKART PAPENBROOK. 

E. My Great Grandparents 
1. 

a. Charles Raymond COWAN I was torn in If 61 in 
Chicago. Hems raised Catholic. He was a 
postmaster in Chicago's South Side Branch. 

b. Mary DUNN COWAN was born in Chicago in 1861 
and aised Catholic. She ves a housewife as 

many women of her ^y were . 

c. This couple was married in 1880 in Chicago 
and spent all their married years in Chicago. 
Charles died of cancer in 1915 aid is buried 
in Calvery Cemetary in Chicago. Mary died 
of an old age heart attack in 1927 and is 
buried vith her husband. 

d. Their son, Charles Raymond COWAN II. 



a. Fredrick PAPENBROOK was born in 1864 in St. 
Louis, Missouri aid raised Presbyterian. 

b. Matilda KUKART PAPENBROOK was born in 1864 
in Fort Madison, Iowa aid raised Presbyterian. 

c. Fredrick met Matilda in Nauvoo, Illinois where 
he was a delivery boy for a grocery store. 
They were married in I883 in Fort Madison, 
Iowa. Later moved to Burlington, Iowa where 
they had their two children. They moved to 

Chicago, Illinois where Fredrick became a free 
lance accountant. He was a 32nd degree mason, 
a master and chaplain of his lodge. He was an 
accountant for Chicago's West Park District 
when he died of a stroke in 1926. Matilda 

KUKART PAPENBROOK was a housewife and died in 
March of 1966 at the ripe old age of 102 of a 

stroke. 

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d. Their two children were Helen aid Florence, 

(Florence was my grandmother). The Children 
were nameless until they were able to choose 
their own names from a variety of names tiat 
were xi a hat. 



C. My grandparents 
1. 



a. Charles Raymond COWAN II was born in Chicago 
on 29 f May, I89I and aised in the Catholic 
religion. 

b. Florence Marie PAPENBROOK COWAN was born in 
Chicago on 7. April, 1892 and aised in iie Pres- 
byterian religion. 

c. Charles married Florence on 7. June, 1919 in 
Chicago. They lived all but three years of th- 
eir married life in Chicago at 1108 N. Lockwood 
Ave.. They lived >ith Florence's mother Matilda 
and aster Helen, where they raised their only 
child. Charles spent most of his life working 
in real estate and insurance. When he retired 
he ves a shipping and receiving clerk at Utah 
Radio in Chicago. Florence worked part of her 
married life as a secretary in The Furniture 
Mart in Chicago. Gregg, the author of Gregg 
Shorthand personally taught Florence shorthand. 
Charles died on 6, Dec, I960 in Chicago of an 
enlarged heart. Florence d ied on 19, Jan., 
1974 of oldqge. Both were buried in Rosehill 
Cemetary in Chicago. 

d. Their son Charles Raymond COWAN III was born 
on 22, Feb., 1921 in Chicago, 111.. My grand- 
parents and Ather resided at 1108 N. Lockwood 
with my Great Grandmother PAPENBROOK aid Great 



Aunt Helen for about five years. My grand- 
parents then moved my father to Boloxi, Miss- 
issippi, where my grandfather ms in the Real 
Estate Business. They Ksided tiere for ±> out th- 
ree years when they moved back to Chicago 
beacuse "he business folded due to the de- 
pression. My g-andparents moved back to 1108 
N. Lockwood where my father lEsided until his 
adult life. My father attended tie John Hay 
Grammar School thru the dghth grade. He then 
attended Austin Senior High School ma.ioring in 
non-college technical courses. As a boy he 
loved to tinker vith mechanical things, and he 
started to drive cars when he was six or sev- 
en years old. After graduating Austin High 
in 18, June, 1939 he anlisted in tie Navy with 
his childhood buddy Jack Milen, on 12, Oct., 
19^2. He became a crash dity giurd at Glen 
view Naval Air Station for three of his four 
yeeirs of duty. His last year of duty was spent 
on Siapen, where he was a Warehouse Supply 
Manager. Hie t>ur of duty ended on 5, Feb. , 
19^6 when he returned t) Chicago and went to 
work for Austin Motor Sales on 8, Feb., 19^6. 
He wrked fcr this company until he married my 
mother in 19^9. 



PART II. Mother's side 

A. Great Great Grandparents 
1. 

a. o'ohn DECKER was born in Luxemberg, of ger- 
man decent. 

b. Anna HENGLE DECKER also born in luxemberg 
of french decent. 

c. They were married aid settled in Belgium, 
Wisconsin. Both were of the Catholic re- 
ligion. 

d. Their son Frank DECKER. 
2. 

a. GOIWA (last name) born in Luxemberg of Ger- 
man decent. 

b. Anna SCHUMACHER GONWA born in Luxemberg of 
german decent. 

c. When they immigrated from Luxemberg the imm- 
igration office mispelled their name, supposed 
to be (GONOEVA) and became (GONWA). They set- 
tled in Belgium, Wise, and were of the Catho- 
lic religion. 

d. Catherine GONWA DECKER. 
3. 

a. James FLETCHER was bom in Pennsylvania of 
English decent. 



"b. Mary VANNESS FLETCHER was born in Pennsylvania 
of Dutch decent. 

c. Both were of the Presbyterian religion. 

d. Their son George FLETCHER. 
4. 

a. Joesph BLAIR was born in Lancaster, Pennsyl- 
vania of Scottish decent. 

b. Anna DOWNEY BLAIR born in Lancaster, Penn. , 
of Irish decent. 

c. Anna and Joesph moved west from Pennsylvania 
planning to settle in Chicago, but seeing it 
as nothing but a mud hole they settled in 
Sterling, Illinois. Joesph died in Colora- 
do of tuberculosis. 

d. Their ckughter Heneritta ELAIR FLETCHER. 
B. My Great Grandparents. 

1. 

a. Frank DEKCER was born on 9. June 186? in Bel- 
gium, Wise, of the Catholic religion. 

b. Catherine GONWA DECKER was torn in 1862 in 
Dakada, Wise, of the Catholic religion. 

c. Both were aised on farms, where only german 
was spoken as iiey were both of german decent. 
They were married in Wisconsin and came to 
Chicago where Frank opened a grocery store. 
Frank and Catherine had four children, the 
first died in infancy, Elmer and Ella were 
twins, and Fred lived to maturity. Frank 
died in 1946 of old qge aid Catherine died in 
1953 of old age. 



d. Their son Elmer DECKER. 
2. 

a. George FLETCHER was born in I858 in Palmyra, 
111. 

b. Henreitta BLAIR FLETCHER was born in I669 in 
Sterling, 111. 

c. Both were of the Presbyterian religion. 

They were married in Sterling, 111., and later 
moved t) Dixon, 111.. George introduced elec- 
tricity to Dixon. He ovmed a saw mill aid did 
interior woodworking, mainly in churches. He 
eventually became a dealer in diamonds. Heneri- 
tta was an artist, aid she died in 19OO of tuber- 
culosis. George died in 1926. Both buried 
in Dixon, 111. . 

d. Anna FLETCHER DECKER. 
Grandparents . 

1. 

a. Elmer DECKER born on 10, April, I889 in Chicago 
of the Catholic religion. 

b. Anna FLETCHER DECKER born on 10, Feb., I889 
in Dixon, 111. of the Presbyterian iKligion. 

c. They were married in Crown Point, Indiana on 
1, Nov., 1909 and then moved to Chicago where 
Elmer studied anbalming and eventually became 
an undertaker in Chicago. During the days of 
Al Capone, it is believed that my grandfather 
had dealings with Capone, because whenever he 



went into one of Capone's neighborhoods, 
Capone's men were told to leave his car alone. 
My grandfather was lelatively rich, but lost 
most of his wealth during the depression. El- 
mer embalmed Mother Cahrini, the first woman 
saint cannoized in iie United 'States. He al- 
so embalmed my Great Grandfather Fredrick PA- 
PENBROOK. Before his (feath he taught anbalming 
at Warsham College of Embalming in Chicago. 
He died on 20, May, 19^9 of cancer of the bl- 
adder, snd is buried in Mt. Caramel in Hill- 
side, 111., where Al Capone and gang is also 
buried. Anna is still alive and was converted 
Catholic from her husband Elmer. She raised 
two children, Elmer Jr., and Dorothy and 
lost Marshall at age one. She was a musician 
and presently lives with my Great Aunt Ella 
DECKER (my grandfather's twin sister) at 2937 
N. Long Ave., in Chicago, 
d. Their daughter Dorothy Margaret DECKER THOM- 
SON, COWAN, COWDREY was born on 25, Dec, 1919. 
As a young girl my grandparents moved Dorothy, 
(my mother) around quite a lot, from Chicago to 
Oak Park to Chicago to River Forest to Chicago 
again. She attended a variety of different 
schools, mostly Catholic schools. She mar- 
ried her first husband Joesph THOMSON in 19^0 



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and had my older brother Roger THOMSON on 
25. June 19^2. After they were divorced in 
1947 she went to work Jbr a factory in Chi- 
cago that made d.ectrical components. She 
met my father in 19^8 at a lunch counter, 
and they were married on 5, Sept., 19'^9. 
PART III. 

A. My parent's life together. 

My parents met in Chicago and were married on 5» 
Sept., 19^9. My father worked fcr Parkside Motors from 
19^9 to 1951 as a service manager. They moved me and 
my older half brother Roger THOMSON to Houston, Texas 
where my father went to work for L.B. Foster Steel Co., 
in the inventory department. He then worked for General 
Insurance Company as a claims adjuster. In October of 
1952 we moved to Beaver Dam where my ftther worked for 
Hoag Motor Company as a service manager. 
After spending two years in Wisconsin, where ray younger 
brother Richard Allen COWAN was born on 22, Dec, 1952, 
we moved to Lombard, 111. . We bought a home at ^30 N. 
Garfield in Lombard and my father went to work for Bi- 
tuminious Casualty Insurance Company until 1962 when 
he went to work for Bell Casualty Insurance as a claims 
manager. In I963 he went to work for Progressive Gen- 
eral Insurance Company as a claims superintenaent. 
In 1967 he vent to vork for Chubb and Son Insurance as 



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Workmens Compensation Supervisor. In 1973 he went 
to work for Underwriters Insurance Company as a Workmens 
Compensation Supervisor. On 5, Nov., 1976 he went to 
work for L.W. Biegler Insurance in Chicago's New Sears 
Tower as a Casualty Claims Adjuster. 

My mother and father sire divorced ajid have been since 
1967. My mother is »married to my stepfather, Thomas E. 
COWDREY and they reside at 3^9 N. Lombard Ave., Lombard, 
111.. My father is also remarried to the former Carol 
Iversen and they reside at Point West Apartments, I331 
S. Finley Rd., in Lombard, 111. 
B. My Life 

I was born on 11, July, 1950 in Loretta Hospital in 
Chicago, 111. We then moved t Houston, Texas in I951. 
From there ve moved to Beaver Dam, Wise, in October 
of 1952. On 25, June, 195^ we moved to Lombard, 111. 
I began St Pleasant Lane Grammar School in Sept. of I956. 
I then altered Lombard Junior High in Sept. of I962. I gr- 
aduated Junior High in 1964 and entered Glenbard East 
High School in September of that year. I graduated High 
School in Jan. of I969. Then I enlisted in the U.S. 
Navy in April of I969 aid \ent active duty in June. 
After spending nine veeks in Basic Training at Great 
Lakes Naval Station, I spent four months in -training at 
NATTC Memphis, Tenn. in arcraf t hydraulics. Upon ^adu- 
ation I was sent on duty to Meridian, Mississippi, where 
I worked the next "Wo years on pilot training aircraft. 
In August of 1971 I was transfered "b Beeville, Texas 



Page 12 

where I did the aune vork in a new squadren. In Wiarch 
of ]973 I ms BBleased f rom ective duty returning to 
Lombard, 111.. After a month of getting aquainted with 
divilian life I went t) work for Flick Reedy corporation 
and worked on machine lathes. On Good Friday of 1973 
I had a blind dite vith my wife, Vicky. We were married 
on 26, July, 1973 and moved d)wn to Meridian, Mississippi 
where I worked vith a Navy buddy setting up mobile homes. 
Business wasn't so good so we moved t> my wifes' home t)wn 
of Park Falls, Wisconsin, where I went t) work for St. 
Croix a fl.shing pole factory. After eight months I was 
hired at the Flambeau Papar Company (in Park Falls) 
where I drove a fork truck. I vorked steady up to Jan- 
uary of 1975. On 19, August, 197^ God blessed my wife 
and I vith our (iughter Tricia. In Jan. of 1975 I was layed 
off from the paper mill due to a paper shortage. Tired of 
being out of work fir seven months, we moved lack to 
Lombard where I landed a job with Famous Footwear as 
a Manager Trainee. I then began college, part-time, at 
college of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Working my vey up I 
was transferred t) Rockford, 111. as an Asst. Manager 
in January of 1977- In March of 1977 my manager quit aid I 
was promoted to Manager and here I am in Mr. Schou's 
History class. 



CRAVE, DANIEL JAMES, 195^1- 



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

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family members -r.- ., c r , , 

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^^Photographs ^^-PS JX^ther 



FAMI LY DATA . _ ._ .' . 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Victor Peter CRAVp Currant Residence 

If dead, date of death -tj.Tnno iqJx? 

Place of birth Newark township Dat« of Birth ^^ j^^p IRQ? 

Rock Co. Wisconsin 
Eduration (number of yean): 

grade school 6 high school vocational college 



Occupatlon(») PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after le.wing home) 
1st Farming Oate» ^ atparm on So. i^nff .st. D^'-e'^ 

2nd Chicago, Milw. Railroa Bites 2nd Farin pn Madison Rd. D ates 

3rd Farming O**"...-.; Sr dparm on Aftnn Rd . D ates 

^th Pates ^th 7S2 Mof^rs St. D ates 

Religion Catholic '^H of these residences 

were in Beloit, Wisconsin. 
Political parties, civil or toclal clubs, f ratarnltlea, etc. Republican 



F^lace of" Marriage to your grandmother^, , ' ,. , TT 7^, dat/L , 7^77 

^ ** nt. .Tiif1,fiii, Hplnit,, wl«. '^Zi.June.JJll 

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

Grandmother (your father's itda) 

Name r/arv P^Hyj^hPth r.FRWApn'P Currant Residence _______________«_„ 

If dead, date of death 27. w^r-rh 1Q71 

Place of birth nermantnw n. WiHPnn«.in Date of blrth__3^ j^^^f^ t^^;^ 

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

Occupatlon(») PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) . 
1st Housekeeper 0*tes Ut D ates 

2nd Housewife Dates 27, June 2n d Farms w^th husband D ates 

1911 
3rd Dates 3rd Dat>!s 



^th Oatas ijth ^Dates 

Re 1 1 g I on Catholic 

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



Marian Guild &. Lefjion of Mary, E xatension Club 

Place of marriage to your grandfathe r™ j^dfts. Beloit ,Wis? AT r27 . June 1911 

'^°''= iU*'a;tI^Sfi»fh8«fta«'8f^|(l? M?i VK)? •**P"«t^«'- °'' «"°^'^'' •"*'^""* ^''' 



Grondfather (your mother's side) 



Name Sweet 3RAYT ON Current Residence 

If dead, date of death 21. January 1 Q21 



Place of birth Kagspn. Minnesota Date of blrth 26. October 1877 
Education (number or years) : 
grade school b ^'Iflh school vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Farming D ates Ist Brayton homestead at D ates 

2nH Dates ? Na White, So. Dakota Dates_ 

3rd D ata s 3 rd D ates 

kth Dates ^ th ^Dates_ 

Re II g ion Catholic 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother,.,. . , t^v,^^^-; v,n-r, r-^ c^ nob-^+o ^*** 
Note: If your mother was 'alsed by a '^^ J ut^tfl^liP^ ^ W \ §M ' I i\^\ I WH'i^hli e iSf 
give that data on the back of this page (C-I) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 



Name Mary Elizabeth MOLONEY C urrent Residence 

If dead, (fate of death 6. ^ulv 195 8 

Place of birth Baraboo. Dane Co. Wisconsin D ate of birth 7. April 1879 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school vocational college 

Occupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Housework D ates Ut D ates 

2nd Housewife Dates 2 n d D ates 

3rd Dates 3rd D ates 



Religion Catholic , , ^^ ^ ^ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Democrat, Royal Neighbor Lodge 



hace of marriage to vour grandfathe r White. Brookirtgs Go. So. Dakot^ ete 
Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r«i*ftu. itr. -j- Tffr 
,:.c t^.-; Jo^o W.I tno oacK or this page (D-2) 



bieiigrandfather (your nujther's side) 
If flfod. <latf of death 6, August 1956 



I 



Current Residence 



i'l.i(< .,1 In I III Copenhagen, Denmark 

I ,|„( .pl i-..i (niiml).T oT yr.,rj 



0( mp.il lon{«.) 



D.'U- ..r l.inl. y. ^pr-il 1R71 

liiyli school vocolion.it ^^d '<''.)«' 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
• (after leaving home) 

l»t WM^:o, c;n nplrnt.Pi t^^t**- 



2rid 1'^'^7 Pn-rt.p-r Ava 



I s I Helped hir> father make D ates 

wooden shoes in Denmark. 
?n.i wnrkftd \n coalfie lds in Dates 

Penn. 
^f() Farmftd in [^inn .and So 

Dakota, 
^th Fairbanks Morse Co. . 

Beloit, Wis. 
Religion Luthern. Qatholic , , , 

Political parties, ciVll or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Rpfill^l 1 r.fln 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



3rd_ 
'♦th 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



P I ,., ^^ ,n:> rr!.-.n«. fn N/n.ir nrandmothftr ^Afh ^f.P. Rrooking-g rn. <;n, nakfl f.^ -^-^ rtnmirt 10 31 
(your mother's side) 



Ste[)(|r.MuJmotf 



Current Residence 



I f (Ii'.hI. (I.itc> of death 



N.icr of Mr.h 

Education (number of years) 
qradc school Migh school^ 

Occupat ion(s) 

Ist 

2nd 

3rd ^^________ 



D«tt of birth 



vocational 



>l lege 



PLACE or RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



_Date8_ 
Dates 



1st 



Dates 



_2nd_ 
3rd_ 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Rf; I i n i on _^______«— — . . t ^ 

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



Tfate 



.,(H)kDRtN oi A li B ^or A- 1 or U- ! ! • ycur roth<ar's nano shouJJ appear below 

Place of birtn^^o^^Qi^i 111 
Number of year- of scnoo- Itigjj^Qtia 
Res I dence 2630 Skokie Dr...' 
Number of~rM Idren Three " 



^''t*?9<,f?by^arY 1912 
OeeupatI.6rt Manager at Front 



[sFTtal Statue Married 



ier Ford 



NanK-^aJ:herine _La s t ine . CR AV£; . , 

Place r rTTrtrBeloit , . Wis . .__^ date 5^ February 191^ 

Number of yes' s e rTcfioo i'ln g'T HTT '^ a^ _^ QccifpatlOrt S aleS Gler 

Res i d<>nf;eRockfprd, 111. ^ J^iVaPJrtatm Dlycrced'' "" 

Number of'TTtTren One " 



irk 



Place oT Bi rtlii' 



Kumb»r of years of^ sc^coTlrtfl _^'" 

R«5 I dance ^ZZT^*"^*^'*^"* 

Number of chVJirtn 



daf.a 
Cccupatlor 



Name 

P lace of bl rth \^_ ^_ 

Nurtner of years or"?c?iooni^( 

Res i dence 

Number of ch! idrer; 



"date 



^[]]~~JTc c u paTTSJT 



N ame ^.^^ 

P I ace of birih ~ " * 

Number of years or"»cliooTrr!g[ 
Res i dence 
Numb«r of chl idrun 



daC9 



^^_^_^_^ Occupation 
IS'rital itotufl 



Name . . . 

Place oi'blrth 

Numbar of year« o? schoonngj^ 

Res I dence 

Number of children 



"" dccupetion 



Name ^ ^ 

P 1 ace of birth 

Number of years "or'schooi fng_ 

Res i dence 

Number of cht l<Jrftn 



"YTarital SUtus 



dite 
Occup«tT5?r 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of yeorVoFTcKooTTng^ 

Res i denc e 

Number of chl Idren 



date 



TccupatlOrt 



srTtal Status 



Njme 

Place of birth _ . .. " 

Number of year* of schooi lug 

Residence 



Number of chi 1<^ren 



date 



"^ ccupat^on 
Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of achoot \'ng 

Residence 



Number o T U ll l U r u il 



dace 



dccupa 1 1 on 
-WerJUr Status 



Cllll.lJRtN 1*1 f. and D (or (.-I, D-l)-your mother's riarm; ^Imuld oppf.ir liclow 

"■■"" Marian Blan che BRAYTON :— r— 

CI M . .;r I,, , 'ii ^hite. Brookings Co. So. Dakota .i.n.- 15$ July ^917 

u I. 'I ii /.-.If, fiT sdiool Irifi Twelfth' grade Occupation i^raperv seamstress 

1', •. i .i.-ii. ''^ A^Q g:vnV-ip n-r- Marital Status Married 

M (.«•! (.1 (111 Idren 



.Three 



"'"■ iiani,e;L.Bi:a.yifln , 

Miiiril.c ( t,| y.ll ', of school Inq 



.f'chlldi 



^ ''at«-pp^d at 1^ months. 

Occupation 
M«rl'tair Status 



N.--._pQro3jjwJE£aii£iB. 

f'ljcc (ThirthWhite. ] 



BRAYTON 



M.iiin' i^orox nv .francj.B gnax'ui'' .r^«r-, 

n jc( <Tr l.Trth white^ Brookinfis Go. So. DakoTa"-^ date 1. June 1907 

Niiinb«;r ol ye-irs Of school i n(. Tenth grade 'n Tccupatlon Seams tres! 

Res i (lenct! 1S26 Vine St. Beloit, wis. Marital Status Married 

Numhcr of ch i Idren Three 



Pl.H.- or hirtfi 

Numhfi i<f ye-irs of school i nq 



Kc. I (Jpri(.<.- 

Nijinber of r h i Idren 



iate 



Occupation 

Marital' Status ' 



P I ..(,«• of hirth 

Niimhrr (;f yCiUS of school inq 

l(«'S i 'Irnce 



NurnlxT of ch i Idren 



date 



Qc cupatlon 
Marital Status ' 



PI, ICC of bi rth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Res i ricnce 



NumlK.T of' chl Tdren 



— — — — — **^^®_ 
Occupat I Ort 

Marital Status " 



;. Name 



Place of birth 

Numhpr of years of school Ing 

Rf. i dcnce 



Number of chl Idren 



date 



"Occupation 
Marital Status 



Name . 

P I ace of b! rth "~ 

Number of years of school ing_ 
Res I dence 
Number of chl Idren 



date 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



Name 

P lace of bi rth 

Number of years of school lng_ 

Rcb i dence 



Number of chl Idren 



date 
Occupation 



Harltal Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Res I dence 



Number of chl Idi 



date 

Occupat ion 
Marital Status 



Your Father 

Name Potp-r Tieorge CRAVE Current Re-^ I rfencc 2630 Skokie Dr. 



ame Ppt.^r- Ceorge CRAVE 
f dead, date of death _____ 



R o cH^rTT 111" 

Place of birth QnRfiloit. Til. Pate of b!rtK 20, Fe bruary 1912 

Education (number ot^ years) 
grade school f] high school 2 vocational college 

Occupatlon(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving ho«t»e) 
Ist standard Oil Co. Dates i932-1917 ^^^.MlSllxJiii-SjL, Oatesx9^9-l9^6 



2nd Fairbanks Morse Co. Dates 1937-1966 ;'-nd pockford. ,j;il. 0Ates_i2^ 

3rd Chiles Catering Dates 1966-1971 3rd__ ^Oatei 

Jith Frontier Ford Datesl971-Present ^th '_ D *tes 

Religion ' " 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, f raterni t lei , e t c, » Re pub l ie a n_ 



Vete rans of Foreign Wars. Jim Beam Bo ttle Club 

Mace of marriage to your ft^\1Tg7' BeToTrr^ o cF' CC) . *" WTS^^ data28| January 1939 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another frt*i»tlve sl^? that data en the back 
of this page. (E-/) 

Your Mother 

Name Ma r 3 an Blanche BRAYTO N _^ Currant. Xa»;dcnce2630 Gkokie Dr. 

If dead, date of death _: .. Rockford, 111. 



Place of birth White, Brookings Co. So. Dak cOlWc of birth 1^, July 1917 

Education (number of years} 
grade school__8 high school 4 vocatlonal_l ^col legR 

Occupation(s) Pl-f ^ ^F R^-SIDENCE 

(efter leaving home) 
1st Receptionist Dates I937-1938 lat Beloit, Wise. - . ...D ates 19?? - 1^62. 

2nd Housewife Date8l939- 2n d Rockford, Il l_. _Dates I967..: 



3rd Drapery seamstress Dates 195^ - 3rd Dates 

Re I i g I on ra + hr>i ^r> ^-_ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, iororities, etc.^_j^£^pu}3lij;;ap .... •■ 

Place of marr age to your fatlni r Po lQJ t-r Wisc ^ , ,., -^ ^-r-r ! r^-^ ^^ ^fl lA r.?^^ ' 

NOTE: If you wer* raised by a stepmother o-- at^TTTSTTT! ve gTJTtK.t d«t . on tTrTO^^ 

this page (F-2). 



. \ ■ ^ p.. 

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

Name Michael E dward GRAVE 

Place of birth BaiOlL, 'W T^rrr— ^ ^^^^^^^^ _ _ tJate of birth _15j^ Januar y 19^3 

Number of years of schooV-n'g^ Twelfth gfaTe C : -.upst .'onlsseinUTer 

Res i dence So , BeloJt. 111. _"^ar iT:TTtatus Marr J e'd" 

Number of ch Idren .T WO _^_ ___^ 

Name Joh n Victor C RAVE ^ ^ .ni.^ 

p I acTZn i r i h Be lo it rw isc: ^'_^^^^- of Dlri:h l6, A ugust 194^ 

Number >.t yt:.u s of scho'i 1 n^r)'TwelfT H'"grac [e ' '_ _ Or.c tjf nt i on gales cleric 

nitf Wis e. ^"irgyTiaTTut OS Married 

'•<^" Two 

Niii'x' Daniel James GRAV E ^ , ,^^, 

Ploc e.y b rr'h ' B gloit. Wis e. ^^^a^- of »>* rrh__2.1^_Ju;X lS5.*i __ 

Number of ye.irs of School I nq 'rwelfth_Srade_ _^ ^ . _ <1<- '^C*' ■ '^'^. JUS_bpx^_C.oll£e. 

Res i dence Rock ford, 11 1 .. I " M» r 1 1 »» ! TI: - 1 ti'.^S ingle_^ 

Number of chi Idren __^ , 

Name ««__._„™ c 

PlacF of birth ^S^"-'^ "' ^''^ -T — 

Number of years of school lng_ ,_„,__„ ^""-*-'- '« '<^'^ — ■ — - 

Residence ._ . Har«tal ^'^^Us 

Number of ch I Idren 



Name . ■ — «^,.-.- , .. . 

Place of l.irth .. ^ '^«^« ^^ ^"^^^'^ .. 

NumI.er cl yr,u s of -jchoo i i nrj __2 ^ rr^-r--T'- O'-^^'P" •"^'^ 



Kes i deuce 

Numb.r of children 



TrTrTTaTifftTiJ-. 



Name , , . . — ^__, , , , .l 

Place of birth ^ "Bile of o'rrt> 

Number of years of schooHnq "^ ^ -, — r-r- ^'^"P^^'^^ 

Res , dence /^ ^^^^a1 ^^^^us 

Number of' ch I Idren _ 



Name , . . a — - , . , ^, 

Plac e of birth Z^^te of '-^'rth,. 

Number of years of schooling ^ ^ rr ?'"^^^ ? 

Reoidence f^'^^'^'^' '''' 



itatus 



Number of" chi ldren_ 
Name 



Date of bl .'ti 



Place of bi rth ~ , ,- 

Number of years of school Ing ' ^ Occjpr 

Res, dence IlZZll TT.. i tpP:.! 3tus 

Number of chi Idrert ___^ ^_„— _ " 

ir ASSiuNKLNF OF l.]TLRA-'7 RIGHTS ^1^ you and yu.r f ..n .y a^. v/lhn,) 
KcMkford Pul.lic library. Rockford. IHinot. ^ 

Dnte /sZ/U^y--- • 



GENEALOGY CHART 



Fa the r 

Peter Geo. Crave 
n 20, February 1912 
M 28, January 1939 
D 



riiel James Crave 



21. July 195^ 



ricd 
i 



Mother 
Marian B. Crave 

B 15, July 1917 
M 28, January 1939 
D 



Grandfather 
Victor Peter Crave 
B 5, June 1882 
^ 27, Juno 1911 
^ 3, June 19^2 




Great qrandl'athor 

Peter Crave 

n I8ii6 

M 1872 

D 13, June 1939 



Granclmo'th'or 

Mary E. Gerhardt 
B, 3, jime 1883 
° 27, March 1971 



:^wnnt Rrayt.ftfv. 



_ Grandfather 

D 26, October 1877 

M 

^21, January 1921 



Grandmother 
Mary E, Moloney 
B 7, April 1879 
^ 6, August 1956 



Great qrandmoLhcjr ', 
Lastine Ramboldt 

B 1852 
^ 1913 

^ Geor-ge - J .-• G^rhajrdt- 
B 28, March I857 
M 2, November 1882 
u 10, June 193^ 



Eli/.abeth Norton 
B 2, April 1860 
D 8, December 19^0 



Frank Srayton 
B 

M 1887 
I) 1910 ■ 



Clara Chase 
B 6, January IB60 
D 2, December 196O 



B 31, March 1853 

M 1876 

D 27, June 1922 



Margaret Murphy 
B 2k, March 185^4- 
^ 9, December 1935 



List of sources. 

1. Newspaper clippings and obituaries. 

2. Interviews with parents' and older relatives. 

3. Family birth dates, death dates and marriage 
dates kept by my Grandmother Mrs. Victor Crave. 

4. Cemetary, 

' ■ • i 

Interviews. 

1. Cecilia Crave (paternal side) 

2. Mrs, Sam Poppham (maternal side) 

3. My parents, Mr, & Mrs. Peter Crave 

4. I wrote to Mr. & Mrs. Thos. Monahan of Watertown, 
So. Dakota for information on my Mother's side. 



Peter Crave was my paternal grandfather. He was born in 
l&^b in the village of Aggenue, near Belfort in Alsaace- 
Lorranie, France, 

lie received a f^d^ school education. When he waa just a 
youn.'^ boy his father was killed in a gold mine where he 
worked, leaving Peter and his Mother alone. They v;ere very 
poor and Peter horded cattle and swine to help support them, 
liiG mother decided to remarry and if she did, Peter would 
have to go into tiie army. He told her if she didn'-t marry 
he v;ould work hard euid save until they could both go to 
America. In 186^ they sailed for America. They had relatives 
and friends there. They arrived in Eeloit, Wis. in August 
lQ6H-t and eleven days after he arrived in this country he 
.ioi)ied the Army of the North in the Civil War, Peter at 
that time could hardly speak a word of English. His mother 
went oufc to Newark township west of Baloit to live with 
relatives and friends in a French settlement while her son 
was in the Army, He told her v/hen he came back about 
talking to President Lincoln who came in their camp and 
talked to them about voting in the coming elections. He 
told the President he wasn't old enough to vote. President 
Lincoln said "if you are old enough to carry a gun you are 
old enough to vote" which he did. He served under General 
Sherman and fought in the battles of Atlanta, Savannah, 
Bentonville, and Averysboro, They didn't have enough 
food and clothing in the Army and there were times when all 
they had' to eat was field com. 



V/hen the war was over and he received his dicharge it was 
a long time before he could get back to Beloit and his 
people. When he did f;et to Beloit, he was -=30 tnin he could 
hardly wallc. He v/ent out to the French settlement in Newark: 
township where iiic Mother wae. He worked and bouglit a farm 
out there, and began farming for himself, 
He met Lastine Ramboldt and they were married in I872 in 
St. Thomas Catholic Church in Beloit, Wis, She came from 
the same place in France as he did. To this union v/as born 
ten children. Peter's mother about this time married a man 
by the name of Vincent Cousin who also came from France, 
They had lots of good times in the French settlement. 
New Years Eve was a time planned weeks ahead. The women 
baked and fixed food and then on New Years Eve they all 
got together. There was plenty of goodn things to eat and 
drink. Peter had a real art for wine making and alv/ays 
had plenty of wine in his cellar. 

In 1902 their family was raised and they moved to Beloit, 
Wis on West Grand Ave, Peter was always very active in the 
G,A,R, (Grand Army Republic) he went to their national 
encampments from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon and 
all their state encampments. In later years he played cards 
nearly every afternoon at the G,A,R, club rooms with his old 
war buddies. Sometimes the card games got pretty heated, 
but always ended friendly. He held most all of the offices 
in the G,A.R, Post, 



In 1913 hin wife Lastine died, Peter spent hia later 
yeara v;i th his youngest oon and wife, Mr, 8c Mrs. Charlec 
Crave, lie could be seen marching in many of the Memorial 
Day parades. He died on June 13, 1939. 



George J. Gar hard t was my paternal great grandfather, he 
was born March 28, I857 of German parentage. He grew up 
around Germantown, Wis, As a young man he worked in the 
logging camps in northern Wis. His job was that of a log 
roller on the Wis. river. He later met Elizabeth Norton 
who was born April 2, i860 of Irish parents. They were 
united in marriage November 2, 1882. To this union was 
born nine children. They lived on a farm called the 
"Bluffs" northeast of Mauston, Wis. The road leading up 
to their home was so steep that the first cars had 
difficulty making it up to the house. Later as the 
family was grown my great grandparents moved into a 
small village called Lyndon Station, Wis. 
My great grandmother was of Catholic faith and he 
was proteatant and after the family was raised, unknown 
to my Grandmother he took instructions from the priest 
in the village and was already to become a(£atholic 
before he told her. This of course made Grandmother very 
happy. 

Grandfather and his wife went for their daily walk and 
on June 10, 193^ returning home, they had come to cross 
the railroad tracks and he caught his foot in what the 
railroad calls a "frog" in the tracks and a fast train 
was coming and hit them, killing my Grandfather, My 
Grandmother was injured, but recovered. She lived with 
her daughter and husband, Mr. & Mrs, Sam Allen until 
her death, December 8, 19^0, . ^ ,' -, 



Great Grandparents. 

My Great Grandparents on my Mother's side were Daniel J. 

Moloney and Margaret Murphy, 

Daniel Moloney was born in New Burgh, New York March 31, I853 

and when a youn^; boy, moved with his parenta to Lodi, Wis, 

where he grew to manhood, 

Margaret Murphy was born to Mr. & Mrs Charles Murphy et 

Cold Springs, New York March 2^, 185^. She moved with her 

parents to Lodi, Wis. 

Daniel and Margaret were united in marriage in I676, To 

this union were born five children. 

They were among the early pioneers of Brookings Go, So. 

Dakota moving there from Lodi, Wis. They settled on a 

farm near White, So, Dakota, Later they moved into White 

and operated a hotel. In the spring of 1909 they moved to 

Reeder, No, Dakota where he operated Livery stable and drove 

the stagecoach from Reeder, No, Dakota to Milescity, Montana. 

He died June 27, 1922, She died December 9. 1935. 



Great Grandparents 

My Maternal Great Grandmother Mrs, Clara Brayton lived 
to celebrate her one-hundreth brithday. She was a great, 
great, great grandmother of sixty-one heirs. 
She was born January 6, i860 in Dodge County, i-.linnesota. 
to Warren and Hannah Chase. She grew up in this ar*ea and 
v;as married in 188? to Frank Brayton. The couple had two 
children Bessie Brayton (Mrs, Douglas Monahan) and Sweet 
Brayton. 

They operated a hotel in Canby, Minnesota for two years. 
They moved to Watertown, So. Dakota and homesteaded on a 
farm fourteen miles northwest of Watertown in 1892, 
In 190^ they moved to Watertown where he did house painting 
and she became a very talented seamstress. She did dress- 
making for many of the Watertown familes for over fifty 
years. Until 195^ she kept her own home sind garden, f'rom 
then, until her death, she made her home with her Grandson 
and wife, Mr, & Mrs. Tom Monahan, 



My paternal grandfather was Victor Peter Crave born in 
Newark township Rock Co. Wis. June 5, 1882. The son of 
Peter and Lastine Grave. He went to grade school in 
Newark which wao known as the French settlement, lie had 
to quit school at an early age to help his father on the 
farm. As a young man he met Mary Klizabeth Gerhardt who 
was born June 3, 1883 at Germantown, Wis. the eldest 
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Gerhardt. 

Victor and Mary were united in marriage in Eeloit, Wis. on 
June 27, 1911. Their first home was on a farm in So, Eeloit, 
111. Their son Peter George Crave was born on this farm. 
In 1917 niy £Trandfather bought his first car a Ford touring 
car, The.v moved to another farm north of belojt on the 
Madison Rd. Their second ohild was bom here a daughter 
Catherine Lastine Crave. In 1917 they bought their first 
farm on the Afton Rd, Beloit, Wis. This farm was eighty 
acres and they paid $8000.00 for it. They lived here 
until March 1923 1 when they traded the farm for property 
in Belvidere, 111. At this time they moved to 1203 West 
Grand Ave Beloit, Wis, which was owned by Victor's father 
Peter Crave, My grandfather went to work for the Milwaukee, 
St. Paul railroad in the freight office. 
They traded the Belvidere property for a 2^J-0 acre farm 
at Lyndon Station, Wis. which they rented to John Gerhardt. 
Later Victor's father-in-law George Gerhardt bought the 
farm foir $2500.00 The land was poor and untillable and 
mostly woodo. 



In 1925 they bought a nice home at 752 Moore St. Beloit, Wis. 
They lived here until Maroh 193? v/hen they traded the Moore 
St. property for a farm on the Manohester Rd. in Winnebago 
Co. Ill, lie farmed here until his death in June 3, 19J^2. 
My ^andmother sold the farm and lived with my parontn 
for a year. She bought a home at 757 Eleventh St. Beloit, 
Wis. She lived hero with her daughter and husband Mr, r^ Mrs. 
Edward Hochstein. My grandmother kept house at this time 
for Father Hanz at St, Judea rectory. . 
She sold her home on Eleventh St. and moved into an 
apartment where she lived alone until she fell and broke 
her leg. She wasn^t able to live alone after that. She 
went to a rest home where she lived until her death 
Maroh 27, 1971 at the age of eighty-eisht. 



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Maternal Grandparents 

My iviother's father Sweet Brayton died when she was a 
baby. She was raised "by her step-father James Jensen. 
He was born in Copenha^Qn, Denmark April 7, IP7I. 
He and his father came to America when James was seven- 
teen. He and his father found employment in the coal- 
fields of Pennsylvania where they v/orked until thoy 
saved money enough to send for the rest of their family. 
At that time they started to move westward stopping in 
Trosky, Minnesota where he worked as a farm hand. It was 
here at Trosky that my Grandfather received his citizen- 
ship papers on the 23rd day of December I89B, 
He worked hard and saved his money until he had enough 
to buy a farm of his own at White, So. Dakota. He married 
a girl named Julia Welch who died a fev/ years later with 
cancer. On August 2^, 1924 he married my Grandmother 
Mary E. Brayton. 

Mary Elizabeth v/as born to Daniel and Margaret Moloney 
April 7, 1879 at Baraboo, Wis, She was the eldest of five 
:"♦< children. She moved with her parents to White, So. Dakota. 
She was united in marriage to Sweet Brayton at White, 
So. Dakota. To this union was born three children. Dorothy 
Brayton (Mrs. Fredrick Roehl) Daniel Brayton v/ho died at 
fourteen months with a mastoid infection and Marion 
Brayton (Mrs. Peter Crave), 



They made their home home with Sweet's grandparents 
Horace and Francis Brayton, taking care of the old couple 
until they died. Upon their death Sweet and hid wife 
inherited tlie farm, one-hundred and sixty acres. 
In January 1921 the family got scarlet fever. Sweet 
was putting up ice in the ice-house when he (P;ot-, sick. 
He lived only a few days, dieing on January 21, 19:^1. 
As said before on August 2^, 192^ James Jensen and- 
Mary E. Erayton were united in marriage. They lived 
on his one-htmdred and sixty acre farm at White So. 
Dakota. It was a beautiful farm home, quite modern 
compared to other farm homes at that time. Grandpa had 
- I\i3 ovm Dolco lif^ht plant in the basement. Thir; is 
where my mother grew up having a very happy childhood. 
Grandpa Jensen was so good and kind to everyone. He 
was a very talented violinist and taught violin to 
many young people. 

In 1937 they sold the farm and moved to Beloit, Wis. 
Living at 133? Porter Ave. My grandfather went to work 
at Fairbanks Morse Co, in Beloit until he retired in 
19^+8, They bought a small house on St Lawrence Ave 
[ wliere they lived until they wore no longer able to care 
I for themselves. They moved in with their eldest daughter 
Mrs. Fredrick Roehl when my grandfather died August 6, 
1956, My grandmother had to be moved to a nursing home 
in Brodhead, Wis v/here she died July 1958. 



My father is Peter George Crave, born February 20, 1912 in 
So. Beloit, 111. His parents were Victor and Mary Grave, 
His family were farmers in Winnebago Co. 111. He went to 
a country school called Nye school in Rock Co, Wis. 
His family moved to Beloit, Wis. where he want to Gaston 
school and Beloit High school. In 193I he went to work 
for Standard Oil Co, as a station attendant for seven 
years, in February, 1938 he started working at Fairbanks 
and Morse Co. in Beloit, Wis. as an assembler for .35 an 
hour. There was no union at that time. He learned how to 
run several machines. 

On January 28, 1939 he married my Mother Marion Blanche 
Prayton. She was born July 15, 191? at White, So. Dakota 
the youngest daughter of Sweet and Mary Brayton, She 
went through the eighth grade in a country school near 
White, So, Dakota, In ninth grade she was sent to a 
^tholio boarding school run by the Franciscan Nuns in 
Elkton, So. Dakota, She graduated from White High School 
in 1935. She moved with her family to Beloit, Wis. in 
1936 where she went to Beloit Vocational school for one 
year. She went to work as a sales clerk at Woolwortha 
Dime store for ,25 an hour. Later she worked for Dr. 
J.L. Lemmel as a receptionist for one year. At this 
time she met my father and soon afterwards they were 
married. 



Their first home v/as at 229 St Lavrrence Ave, Beloit, V/is. 
From there they moved to 558 Highland Ave. Their first 
child i.Iichael Edward was born on January 15, 19^0. On 
Michael '3 first birthday ray father left his wifo and 
son and went into the Navy, United States wcs in the 
Second world Var. He v;as stationed in Boston and my 
Mother and Michael went there and lived near his base 
until he finished store-keepers school. My fatner brought 
Mother and Michael back to their home in Beloit and he 
reported to Norfolk, Va. Mother went to Norfolk and 
stayed near him until he shipped out. He went to North 
Africa where he v;as based until the war was over. }Ie 
got back to the States in October, 19^5 and was stationed 
at Great Lakes. Hie rata was froze po he didn't receive 
his discharge until February 4, 19^6. 
The family v;as happy to be reunited again and living 
at 558 Highland Ave. My father went back to his job at 
Fairbanks and my brother John Victor Crave was born 
August 16, 1946. My two brothers went through the eighth 
grades at Brother Button Catholic school and on to 
Beloit Catholic High school. Michael and John both 
served four years in the Navy. On July 21, 195^ I Daniel 
James Crave v/as born and in August 1954 ray family bought 
their first home at 1213 Vine St. Beloit, Wis. 



My father quit his job at Fairbanks, after 29 years with 
the company and took a job as General Manager of Chiles 
Catering in Rockford, 111. My father and mother bought a 
new home at 263O Skokie Dr. Rockford, ill. and moved 
into it March, 1967, where they are living at the present, 
My mother has v/orked as a drapery seamstress for about 
fifteen years. She now works for G.E.M. Interiors of 
Rockford, 111. 



Daniel Jamen Crave 

I was born July 21, 195^^- at Beloit Memorial Hospital. 
My parents are Peter and Marion Crave. At that time 
we livod at 1213 Vine St. in Beloit, Wis. 
I ntarted school in kindergarten at Burdge school, I 
went to Brother Button school through second grade 
returning to Burdge were I completed the fifth grade. 
We had a very happy home life, my parents and my two 
brothers Michael and John, My brothers graduated from 
high school and they both joined the Navy and were gone 
for four years. During this time they both married. 
I found it rather lonesome at home at this time, 
Tn 1966 my father went to Rockford, 111. to work and 
they bought a house at 263O Skokie Dr. I started sixth 
grade at Sv/an Hillman from there I went to Jefferson Jr, 
High, which later became a high school. In September 
of my j^lnior year I got a job at Forest Hills Country 
Club as a bus boy. That year we started going to school 
half days and I went in the forenoon. I worked at the 
club at the noon hour and at night at the dinner hour. 
I was able to work this job and go to school my last 
two years in high school. I graduated in June 197^. ■; 
And in August 197^1- I started at Rock Valley College 
where I am at the present time. I am still v/orking as 
a bus boy at Forest Hills Country Club and putting 
myself through college. 



PEDIGRFE CHART 



' PoLor Geo. Crave 
i'^, 20. February 1912 
t''' 28, January 1939 



r.o.-:- 21, July 195^ 



MothGv 

Marian B. Crave 
B 15, July 1917 
D 



Granci rather 
Victor Peter Crave 
^ 5f June 1882 
M 27, June 1911 
f) 3, Juno 19^+2 



['rsc-t v"/! no ■■-;:■ -yr 
Peter Crave 
:•■ 1846 

. 1?' 1872 

•> 13 f June 1939 



TirandniOther 
Mary E. Gerhardt 
B 3, June I883 
D 27, March 1971 



LaBtine Ramboldt 

I; 19^2 
•^ 1913 

pG^^y^e "J^ Gerhardt 

[: 28, March 1857 
' 2, Nov. 1882 
10, June 193^ 



[Eljjjabeth Norton 
-2, April 1860 
'-^8, Dec. 19^0 



Jxaais. -firayton 



Gran<ifcither 
Sweet Brayton 
B 26, October 1877 
M 
D 21, January 1921 



rjranciror.her 
Mary E. Moloney 
3 7, April 1879 
'^^ 6, August 1956 



n 1887 
" 1910 



'Giara..Cljiase _ 

l! 6, Jan. i860 
^ 2, Dec. i960 



F; 3l7 March 1853 

M 1876 

I 27, June 1922 



Marear.et- -ii/?urphy 



■ 24, March 1854 

■ 9, Dec. 1935 



DAVISV JoELLEN DeVAIIL 19^8- 



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Sources: Paternal Uncle- Kanvel De YsmI 
Father- Ralph Le Ya.ul 
Mother- Geneva De Va\il 



Introduction 

Part I: Father's Side of the Family 
Partll: Mother's Side of the Family 
Part III: Father and Mother and their Children 
Part IV: Myself aiid Children and Hushand 
Conclusion 



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Introduction: 

Tracing one's family history can be a difficult task 
or at least I have found it to be. There are several 
things that have made this history a brief and vague 
one which 1 will elaborate on : 

1. I am basicallyfrom a Black heritage in which 
the older generations are not proud of and 

will not elaborate on. 

2. My grandparents are either dead or senile and 
the three sources which I have used are not 
sure about dates or facts. 

3. My parents know very little about their own 
parents and seem somewhat reluctant to answer 
at lot of what my questions. 

4. My parents, which I sho^old point out are my 
main sources of information, do not see any 
real inportance in this project and therefore 

seem to leave somethings unsaid for whatever reasons 

5. Even though 1 was promised full co-operation 
from all, I never received replies from some of 
my relations who might have been able to shed a 
little light on some \jnclear or unkno\m facts. 



Part I: 

My great-granfather, who's full name is not known, 
was bom in Canada of French aiid Blackhawk Indian 
parents. Who he married and when, if he did indeed 
get married, is also not knov/n, hut it is a fact 
that he fathered one child, rtudolph Clinton De Vaul. 
Rudolph Clinton Oe Yaxxl was bom sometime in the late 
1800' s. He was supposedly a college educated mcin 
who frequently travelled and who also spoke eight 
different languages, some of which included French, 
Italian, English, German, and various Indian languages. 
He was a jack-of-all-trades, who could do most anything. 
Some of his jobs included carpentry, mechanical work, 
electronics, and pipe-fitting. 

How and why he migrated to the Midwest is another puzzler. 
But at some time, he did come to Chicago where he met and 
married Ellen Burton. 

Ellen Burton De Vaul, my paternal grandmother, was bom in 
Cottage Hill, Ohio on April 15, 1889 to a poor farmer and 
his wife, iihe was one of twelve or fourteen children, 
and when her mother died in 1901, she v/as forced to leave 
school after only completing the eight grade. Chis she 
had to do in order to help her father support the yoxmger 
children. After about four years of hauling slop on farms, 
she resented xhe position she was put in aiid left to come to 
Chicago at the age of sixteen. 



Three years later, in 1906, she married my grandfather, her 
first husband a.ad to this iinion were horn six children. 

I'm not really sure how jotx would describe the overall 
family relationships. I guess they were like most Black 
family's during that particular time in our history, who 
were struggling to make ends meet. Because my grand- 
died while his children were still fairly yo\mg, the 
five hoys of the fymily were forced to find odd jobs in 
order to try and support themselves. 

This might be a possible reason why only one of the six 
children, my father I'm proud to say, completed high 
school. Three other boys later obtained a high school 
education in the military service, v/hich brings me to 
another matter. 

Although all five of the boys were in one branch of service 
or another, three chose to make a career out of the military, 
One served some 27 years while another served 22 years. 
The third son quit/g after some ten years of service. All 
six children are now married and have families of their own. 

As 1 mentioned earlier, my paternal grandfather, l^dolph 
Clinton De Vavil died at a relatively young age. According 
to what my mother has told me of wh; t she knows, he died 
in a mental institution suffering from veneral disease. 



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He died in January of 1954 and three years later my grand- 
mother remarried. Her second husband, John Hill, was from 
Nashville, Tennessee and had come to Chicago at the age of 
fourteen. He had been sick most of his young life, suffering 
from malnutrition and therefore did not attend school. To 
this day, he still cannot read or write, other than VTriting 
his name. He first left home at the age of twelve and 
travelled on the Ohio river working on a boat. At the age 
of nineteen, he left for service and fought in the first 
World War. Ko children were bom of this marriage. 

Iviy grandmother and step-father are now living in Evanston, 
Illinois v/here they have resided for their entire marriage. 
This incidently was where my father and his brothers and 
sister were raised for the most part of their life until 
marrying and going their own separate v;ays. Mo.tt of the 
children live on the Pacific Coast with the exception of 
my father and one of his brothers, who still resides in 
Evanston. 



Part II: My Mother's Family 

My mother's family is one which you might describe as a 
hardship family or maybe just a hard-luck one. For what 
I know of them, and what I have seen in my own lifetime, 
has been nothing but grief. Not grief brought on by 
unavoidable situations, but those brought on by ignorance 
and self pity. This maybe the reason why my mother will 
not discuss them to any great length. 

To begin with, my grandfather was the sole head of the 
household and my grandmother had little if anything to 
say about any family decisions. On top of this, my grand- 
father was a very stubborn man and could not be told right 
from wrong even if he already knew what was right. I don't 
know how my grandfather attempted to raise his children, 
but out of eleven children, one of which died at an early 
age, only four completed high school, one has never worked 
a day in his life, two have been in state mental institutions, 
and on daughter has had thirteen children, only four of 
which the state did not take away fromf^for being an unfit 
mother. Only my mother and one other sister have managed 
to attend school other than high school and four have sound 
family lives. 

As I look back on what I can remember as I was growing up, 
I strongly feel as though my grandfather was to blame for 
his family's failuire. One might say this was because of his 
lack of education, but for some reason, I don't believe this. 



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I don't know how he himself was raised for I know nothing 
of his parents, I do know that he was bom in Lowell, 
Mississippi in November of 1897 and attended school through 
the eight grade. He was raised as a Baptist although he 
never believed in going to church, nor did he encourage 
his children to go. He married my grandmother in July of 
1920 in Memphis, Tennessee. 

My grandmother, Josephine Clark was bom in Memphis, 
Tennessee on July 10, 1903 and attended school through the 
sixth grade. She also was of the Baptist faith and strongly 
believed in attending chiirch and also encouraged her children 
to do so. 

My mother describes my grandmother's short-comings as not 
being able to stand up to my grandfather for what she 
believed was right and also for failing to guide her three 
boys (after the death of the fourth) to do the right things 
when she indeed knew they were doing wrong. But not 
knowing the full details, it is unfair to judge her. 

My mother has also told me of the favortism shown by my 

grandfather towards so of his children over the others. 

It seems as though he favored those of fair skin over the 

darker complexion ones. This is very puzzling because I 

often remember my grandfather saying how he hated Whites, 

and his own mother was of the Caucasian race. 



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Nevertheless, toth my grandparent's are now dead, my 
grandmother dying just'^Augast of last year, and my grand- 
father passing away Hay 11, 1966. Whatever their short- 
comings might have "been are far from important now, hecause 
all of their children are grown now. They, in my opinion, 
are very gifted people but are weak ones. I have loaown of 
cases of famiJdLlies of similiar backgrounds, who manage to 
make the best of what is available and lead fairly normal, 
happy lives. My own mother did. And she was from the same 
family. 



Par-b III: lily Father and Lother and their Children 

Before I begin this part of my family history, I must 
admit that it will much easier for me to discuss and 
go into more detail as to family relationships. 

I would like to start with father, who as I mentioned 

earlier in first part of the history, was the only one 

of six children to graduate from high school within 

the puhlic school system. This , I must admit has been 

a strong inspiration for me and other members of my family. 

My parents always encouraged their children to strive to 

go further m education than they themselves did. 

Nevertheless, my father admits that his eighU grade teacher 

had a great bearing on his completing high school. Upon 

graduation from grade school, she told him he wo\ild be 

like all other Black children and would not get farther than -^^^ 

door of the high^. In order to prove to her that he could 

indeed finish, he strived even moreso. It should pointed 

out that this was quite an accomplishment in that the school 

systems were verj'' segregated . I have to underline the word 

segrated because most school systems are still very much 

segrated. 

Upon graduation from hi^ school in 1940, my father went 
to work in a wine and liquor complex for several months. 
He later went to work for his oldest brother, who had 
established a body and fender repair shop. In October of 



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1942 he entered the United States Air Force, where he 
served -umtil March of 1946. Several months after leaving 
the service, he met and married my mother, then Geneva 
Alexander. 

My mother was a young girl of seventeen, who had just 
completed high school. She was one of eleven children, 
as mentioned earlier and life at home was not exactly 
happy. Her father had been very strick with his girls 
and far as dating and he had done little with the boys 
in the family and one can guess from part two of this 
family history. For these reasons, she viewed marriage 
as a way out of her unhappiness. 

Between February of 1947 and January of 1971 i my mother's 
life has been primarily that of raising and caring for 
her nine children. Off and on, between pregnancies, she 
attended jjmior college in an attempt to get a degree 
in elementary education. After completing two years, 
thus forcing her to seek a four year college, she foimd 
it virtually inpossible to continue. Money was scarce for 
one thing, and secondly, she was unable to leave her children, 
As it turned out, this was the end of her education. 

In the early part of my parent's marriage, they lived in 
Chicago, Illinois in a large apartment complex owned by her 
parents. Also living in this apartment house were two 



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married sisters and their families and a brother of my 
father, who was then single. Living arrangements were 
less than comfortable, in that we livedin two rooms. To 
make matters worse, my grandparents bought another large 
apartment house and everyone moved right in as before, 
along with several cousins. They went as far as to even 
live in the basement, which was hardily sxii table for 
living quarters. These were basically their living habits 
until 1954, when my mother could no longer stand it. She 
had married to get away from her family and here she was 
in the same manner as befoite she had gotten married. 

It was at this time that she went and fo;md an apartment 
and told my father she would not remain in her parentis 
house any longer. Discipling her children had become a 
problem because of family interference. I should, at this 
time, point out that my mother has alv/ays been the "iron 
hand" in our family. I.Iy father was always too sensitive 
to punish or paddle his children. I can remember one 
incident in which my father was to whip me for something 
I had done. Because he didn't have the heart to whip me, 
he told me to pretend as though I were crying and he v/ould 
hit the chest in the room. Well, my mother, knowing how 
he v/as, sneaked up on him and as things tamed out, we all 
laughed. You would have laughed too had you seen the look 
on his face when my mother walked into the room. 



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Prom 1954 on our fajoaily progressed well. I saw very little 
of my father, who was always working two jobs to make life 
better for oiir family, rhis was probably one of the reasons 
my father seldom took part in the discipling of the children. 
In 1962, we moved from Chicago to Mayv;ood, Illinois v/here 
my parents boiight their first home. (As things have turned 
out, it was their only house because they are still living 
their now. ) 

All of their children have done v;ell in school and have 
never been a real problem for them. In fact, all those who 
that have graduated from high school thus far, have done so 
before the age of eighteen. I, myself, graduated at the age 
of sixteen. Pour of the five that have graduated from 
high school, have attended college for some time, and three 
of us still attend. 

In general, our family life has been very compatible. V/e 
have had had our arguments, between parents and children 
and amongst children, but on the hold, we £ill have a very 
good relationship. In fact, it seems as we get older, that 
is the children, we have more and more respect for one 
another. 

We are still a young family and have not ventured far away 
from our home tov/n. Only the three oldest girls have left 
home and the others still remain either at home with my parents 
or away at school. All of the children have been treated the 



same and their were no " Black Sheep " of the family. 
It sometimes semms as though mj parents will do more 
for some, at one time or another, hut the older I get, 
the more I understand. It seems that parents will do for 
th ose in need first. 

Like most families, there have been good times as well as 
bad times. The bad times, which I am just becoming av/are 
of, were those times when my father was forced to work 
at more than one job in order to support his family. But 
the good times greatly outnumber the bad ones. During 
holidays, we usually try and get together for fun and 
reminiscing. Because v/e are such a large family, and there 
are eight great-grandchildren for my parents, it is some 
kind of reunion. 



Part IV: My Family (Hustand and Children) 

This being the last part to the history, will prehaps "be 
the shortest part in that I have such a young family. 
There is, myself, my husband and two children, one boy 
and one girl. My husband and I were married on June 17, 
1967 in Kaywood, Illinois. We lived in that general 
vicinity for the first five and one-half years of our 
marriage at which time v/e moved to Rockford. 

In going back over time, I shall begin with the days after 
my graduating from high school. Perhaps I should begin 
with my sophmore year in high school because this is when 
I first met my husband, who was a senior at the time. 
We both attended Proviso East High School in taywood, 
Illinois. I graduated in 1965 and he in 1965. After 
graduating, I went to the neighborhood junior college for 
only one semester. I can remember my father's disappoint- 
ment when I told him I would not return to school for the 
second term. I was tired of school and it wasn't easy 
trying to go to school and hold a full time job. But this 
was the only means I had of going to college except maybe 
for going on a schlorship, which I didn't have the good 
sense to apply for. At any rate, my parents could in no 
way afford to send me. And besides having to work in order 
to siipport myself, I had decided I wanted to get married. 



-2- 



My hustand, after he graduated from high school, went 
to work in the Maywood Post Office in order to save money 
for college. He v/orked for one year before entering the 
Chicago Conservatory College of Music. He continued to 
work full time, which was a necessity in order to go to 
college, and also attended school taking a limited number 
of hours. As the years went on, he added more hours at 
school. One main reason for this was to avoid being 
drafted by the army. He graduated from college in 1971, 
with a degree in music education. It was not until October 
of 1972, hov/ever, that he began teaching because he had 
been unable to find a teaching job before then. This was 
our reason for coming to Rockford. 

As I mentioned, I have two children, Eric Carlton, who is 
five, and Gina Ivlielon, who is two. After the birth of Gina, 
I decided that the full time, all aromid housewife and mother 
was not enough for me and that I wanted more out of life. 
It v/as then that I decide to go back to school and continue 
my education, in an attempt to gain a teaching degree in 
the accounting field. This is where I am, at this point 
in life, and as I foresee my future, God willing, it can 
only be a happy and prosperous one. 



Conclusion: 

In concluding my family history, I would like to say that 
I didn't learn nearly as much about my family as I would 
have liked to. In fact, I feel as though I knov/ very 
little. I know I am a Black person, but what other ethnic 
groups might be found in my background or from where my 
family originated is still a mystery. 

But maybe this will serve as an inspiration for me to keep 
a better record of my family as I know it now, for the sake 
of my own children. At least they wouldn't have the same 
problems that I have encountered. Who knows, maybe their 
history teachers will ask them to trace their family tree. 



JoEllen Davis 

2105 Ashland Avenue 

Rockford, Illinois 61105 

Dated: May 15, 1974 



DAVIS, RONALD DEAN, 1956- 



>1,i:ASK TYI'K: I'LMASI', FI.ACM TtlF.SE SHKKTS AT THE FRONT OV T 
'AMII.Y HISTORY. 



SKCOND COPY OF YOl'K 



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

So that your f ,-i in i 1 y history can he made more usetuL to historians an. 
u-rs study In )■ American families, we are asking you lo fill out tlu^ Idrm; 
jelnw. 'Iliis will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily made ovi 
Inlo an Index which will permit archive users ready access to just those 
clnds of family histories needed. 



S U R V F . Y 
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Code 



Yr.ur name_Ronald Dean Davis 

hate of form Apri l 26^ 1976 

Your c o 11 e K e : Rock Valley Co J I cge 
Rockf ord , 1 llinois 



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(ID // 



Check the earliest date for which you have bee 
about your family in your paper. 



e to say things 



Be fore 1 750 
18 5 0-1900 



1750-1800 1800-1850 

"l900 or later 



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



embers o 1 
1 V e d . 



New England (Mass ., t:onn . ,R . r . ) Middle A t L a n t i c (N . Y . , I' e i\ na . , N . .1 

Va.) South Atl ant ic (Ga . ,Fla . ,N .C . ,'s .C . ) Ilast South Central 

(l,a . ,Mlss . , Al a . ,Tenn ,Ky . ) Wast South Cen t r a 1 ( Ar k . , N . M . , Te x . , Ok . ") 

^ East North C e n t r a 1 ( Ml ch . , Oh i o , I nd . ) P ac i f 1 c (Ca 1 . , Wa s h . ) 



X (llawal I ,A 1,1 ska) 



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Pli-ase check a 1 1 occupational categories in which members ol youi 
family whom you have discussed in this paper liavi' found theiiiselve 



Farming 

Transportation 

Professions 



Mining __2__Sh op keeping or small busLnes 
Big Business Manufacturing 

'industrial Labor x th er Construction, Trapping 



Please check a 1 1 religious groups to which members of your family whoi 
you have discussed in this paper have belonged. 



Roman Catholic Jewish 

Baptist Episcopalian 

Quaker 



_Presbyterian Methodist 

Congregational X I- u t h e r a n 
Other Protestant the r ( name ) 



_Mo rmon 
U'hat ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 



Swedish _Other Scandinavian -■• German French 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans llastern I'u 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish British X Native Americans over several g.ene ra t i on s 



East Asian 



Other (Name) 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history' 



Interviews with other 
family members 
Vital Records 
Photographs Maps 



Family Bibles 
Land Records 



Family Genoa I ogi ^ 
The U.S. Census 



FAMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's sid e) 

Name Axel ^ i rhard DmO^ Icurrent Residence BpT ..^^crc .Illino iG 

Date of birth January 26, I910 Piace of birth New Auburn, Wislconsin 
Date of death Place of burial 



Kduca tion (numbe r of years); 

grr.de school 'j high school vocational College 

ncrupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ (after leaving home) 
1 s t ?3T>Tm- n o; D ate s J_926-19o^l g t Bel vide re p a t es 1965 

.,nd trapping ^^^^^ 1926-1965 2nd 



Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd_ Dates 

4 th Dates 4 th Dates_ 

R e 1 i g i o n Luthera n 

i'olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother Tjpw Auburn, *Ji sp da teAngn^J-PA " f 93 7 
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) 

Name El len Oer^l"' Current Re s i den c e r;h1 npewa FpiIIk. Wlsc. 

Date of birth j^. nril 21 , 1 Q1 '"^ Place of b I r t h J^Q^ixieXL^-.WisCJQnsin 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years): 

grade schoo 1 high school 10 voca t iona 1 

college 



Occupation (s) PEACE OF RESIDIiNCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st jjousewlfe 

2 nd 

3 r d 

4th 



Dates 


1^37-1 


070 


1st 


\) a t e s 




Dates 


2nd 


Dates 




Dates 





- 





3rd 


Dates 




Dates 


4 th 


Dates 





R e 1 i g i o n Luthern 



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

I'lace of marria,;e'T^) yo u r Tr ■■rndTTtlT^^T^eW-Tl uburn ~d7r37^U|US;f^"g;7l 937 

NOTE: If your lather was raised ' i o age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give tliat data on the back of Llils p.i;',e 
(A-2) . 



A-2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



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 

4th 



Religion 



_Dates_ 
Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



.lst_ 
2nd_ 

.3rd_ 
4th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 

Dates 

Dates 

Dates 



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



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



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 

3rd 

4 th 



vocational 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Grandfather (your mother's side) ^ 

Namej,-^ltei^^.ae^j:^ et te r-:ind Current Residc.nce^^^_^^^^_^^ ,^^^^^^^_ 

Date of birth^,,,,^ y 1, ^ , o ni Place of b I r t h_^^^^ ^^^^^ .^^^ 

Date of dcath^ Place of burial 

Kdur<ition (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school vocational college 

Ocfupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDKNCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Forralng Dates 1 927-1 QM-3 ist New Auburn, 'Jisc. pates '927 

2nd Sa\^^nill Operator Dates 1 9^3-1 96% nd Alaska Dates_1 9^+3 

3rd Dates 3rd I' ew Aubur n , Wl S C . p a t e s 1 9^'f 

4 th Dates 4th_ Da tes_ ^_ 

R e 1 i rJ o n Lutheran 

Political parties, civil or soc;ia1 clubs, fraternities, etc. _ 

i'^Hice of marriage To 'To'ui^ grali"d^VrhTr"TTrorpr^lSC'' "~ d'^TT^OV' _27p 92^ _ ' '_ ^ 

If your mother was raised by a stepfather or another relative (to 
av, e 18) give that data on tlie back of this page (C-l) 

Grandmother (y our mo ther ' s s ide ) 

Name Helen '.vigger t . Current Residence Iv'eW Auburn , WlsC. 

Date of bir th Decen berl 7, 1 "^^6 _Place of birth 3prlng:volle y, Wisconsin . 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade schoo 1 h igh schoo 1_ _9 ^ o cation a 1 col] eg e 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RF.SIDKNCE 

(after leaving, home) 

] s t H ouse wife Dates 1 928 -1 976 i s t Thorp, Wise. __ Da i e s 1 928 

Znd Dates 2n d HewAuburn^WlSC . Da 1 e :; 1 928 

3rd Dates 3rd_ D.i l e s 

4 th Dates 4 th ^ Dates 

Re 1 i g ion Lutheran 



NOTl', : 1 



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

Place of^'marria^e ~t77To u r gVa n dTaTlTe r~Th. orp , Wl SC OnsTn" " I) a t c- Hov . 2 7 , 1 

NOTE: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relalive (t( 
■^- ^* fftve thflrt d»ta on the back of this page (D-:') 



928 



C-2 S tepgrandf a ther (your mother's side) 



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 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t iona 1 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



_lst_ 
2nd_ 

.3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 


Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



Religion 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
D-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your mother's side) 

Name 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



Ist 
_2nd_ 

4 th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
D ate s 

D ate s 

Dates 

Dates 



R e 1 I g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



lace of marriage to your grandfather 



! ■ ^ 

Children of a & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's name should appear below 

Name panel Axel Davis 

■ Place of birth New Auburn, Wise. date Dec. 3I ,1 9^ 7 

Number of years of schooling"' 12 Occupation Of f icewor ker 

I Residence jl T-in^ri.q Marital Status M arried 

Number of children ? Death_ 

1. Name _ I 'p'-rl "DpivI fi 

! Place of i>irth rpw Auburn^ Wise, date ■June2^,19H^ 

Number of years of schooling 1? Occupation Machi nist 

Residence Illinois Marital Status Married 

Nuiiih.T of children Death 

;^iame Darlene Davis , 

Place of birth TTew Aubum, Wlsc. date Jul'/ ',3^1 ^"^i 

Number of years of s choo 1 ing____V] Occupation Cashier 

Res idence Illinois MarJ tal Status Harried 

Number of children 1 Death 

N.I mi' Emma Hazelton i a i nh cr 

p 1 ac.'" o f b irth New Auburn, Wlsc. da i e £;OV. J_/^,J_.^^ ^ ^ 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occ upa t i o ujCashler_._ . 

Residence Eau Claire^ Wisconsi n Marital s tal us_Karried 

Ntimber of childre n 3 '^ '^'^^ ^'— - — ^ - 

Name Gary Davis , .Q,„ 

1' 1 a c r of birth New Auburn. V^ls c. date ilHlH£L J_l^ll!l_,_ 

Number of years of schooling^ ^2 Oc c upa t i on l.'ai]^Glerk 

iu:s idence Rose_K ojLin t j^_Wi s c j>4 a r i tal Status married 

Number of "childr'eii 1 Death . 

Number of years of s choo 1 ing Hen talVlTr Occupation 

Residence Bethsada Luthtern Mari tal Status_^rigli. 

Number of children death_ _. 



Nam( 



lace of birth 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 



Residence 



Marital Status 



Nunber of children death 



Name 

P 1 a c7"of birth c^ ^ t e 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status. 

Number of children death 



Occ uoa t ion 



Na 



Place of birth "'"'<^' 

Number ot years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status _ 

Number of children death _ 



Name . 

Place' of birth 'I ''•-'-■ :- 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status _ _ . 

Number ol T^ri'l^reVi ' ' __dealh __.... 



7 
CHILDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2)-your mother's name should appear below 

1. Name Kr^e Keen 

Place of birth I'ev/ Auburn, Wis, date December 27, I927 

Number of years of schooling '' ^ Occupation college stud ent 

Residence r^raiivjlle, Il] }^arital Status married 
Number ofchildren T _death 

2. Name Donna Kelson 

Place of birth I'.'ei^/ AuDurn, V/is. date Jsnuarvl 931 ■ ■ ■ 

Number of years of schooling 1 1 Occupa t ion ^oU36^'''^l^Q 

Residence "6--^ Auburn, Wis^ arital Status n-rrled 

Number of children ^ death 

3. Name Clifford Vetterkind 

Place of birth i^e^'^-^^^^^n; 7ji-s . ^^^^ June 19, 1931 

Number of years of schooling ^ '^ ~ Occupation I'''"achinist 

Residence ''^^"' '^^^ri, Wis. Marital Status earned 

Number of children death 



Place of birth New Auburn, Wis, date I-Sy ^ '^■i 1935 

Number of years of schooling I.? Occupation Secretary 

Residence Gh i ppewg Falls, \ tfe5r»ital Status married 

Number of children death 

Name Ju ne Da vis 

Plac^of birth i-ev AubUrn, Wis. date ^'^7 13, 1937 

Number of years of schooling 1^ Occupation cler k-HoUSewife 

Residence Rockf ord , 111. Marital Status carried ^ 

Number of children '^ death 



Name ^^.gry TTpttprkind 

Place of birth j-^^ Auburn, Wiff. ^^^^ 3^^^' 12, 1938 

Number of years of schooling IQ Occupa t ion mechanic 

Res idence g^n CI C ire, T-j ^frital Status ^"^arried 

Number of children ^ death 

Name Darlene Pearson 



Place of birth ^rfiv; ^uhnrn :4i ^ . date C ct.^ ,1939 

Number of years of schooling ±2 ;; Occupation ^ -j, . 

Residence Ijockf cr^ , Til. Marital Status '■'^^^^^'^ rT w^o^wxx^ 
Number of children .' 1 death 

Name Tracy Vetterkind 



Place of birth ?Iev/Auburn, Wis. ^ate jp^^ l^ -jr.^.-] 

Number of years of schooling •] ? Occupation ngcMni'-t 

Residence Bruce, Wis. Marital Status rnarried — 

Number of children If death 

Name Corrine Wo3 :' t hin "'ton 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school in 

Residence 

Number of child ren_\ 

Name i;^^ ,!^^^ ^-; Yef/-pr'n\- \ f 




Placc of birth Tipvj Auburn., ,.n .q , date Sept . 1^+, 1 9^+^ 

Number of years of schooling n ^ipp Occupation none 

\i «.' s 1 d L' n c e none ^ arltal Statu s noioe 

N u n. b c r of c h t 1 d r e n d e a t h liarah 1 ^^*^^ 



1 -h o 



Lavren Vetterfcind 

Name 



Place of birth -Hew.Auburn^-Wi^^- - °^^^ ~\^^^-'^l\ ^^^^ machinist 



Residence ^^ 

Number of children death 



jlame — lack-Vetteykind- 

Place of birth -New-AubuBfi5-WDatcp— -Juae-SS, 19w ^^v.^. ,4. 

Number of years, of schonlin?? —It Occupation -ffiSCDlQisr. 

Number of children \ 



Your Father 

NameDarrel t.xel Da^is 



Current Res idenceHockf ord , 111. 



Date of birth December 31^ 1937 p^^^^ ^^ birth Tlev Auburn, Wis. 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school k vocational 



college 



Dates 1952-1955 

lation 



Occupation(s) 

1st farrner 

2nd Group Supervior Pates l 955-1976 

3rd Dates 

4th Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

1st New Auburn, Wis. Dates 1955 



_2nd_ 
_3rd_ 
4 th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re liff ion 



Political parties, cS.vil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 

Na s on 



Place o£ marriage to your mother ]\|eW /Jn^j^npn ^ ; WT ^? te flpril 7, 195<^ _^__. 

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



Your Mother 



Name june Audrey Davis 



Current Res i dence Rockf Ord , 111. 



Date of birth Kay ^3-, 1937 
Date of death 



Place of birth New Aubum, W JS. 
Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school g high;- s choo 1 



vocational 



colli 



Occupation (s) 

1- s t_ ..clerk — 

2nd bo us fiw i f e 

3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving homo) 
Dates 



Date s 1953_1 955 Is t 

Dates 1Q%- 1 976 2nd Rpckf ord , 111.. »<'tes 

Dates 3rd Dates 

Dates 4th Dates 



Religion L ut hern 



'olltical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. y^Q^e 

-TTFT^pi-H 7-, 1956- 



Place of marriage to your father FewAubufn, W JS. 

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 b ir th 



Place of burial 



voca t iona 1 



;o liege 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Da tes 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



PlLace of marriage to your mother^ 
S tep mother 

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 1 1 onal 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



2nd 
.3rd 
4 th 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



of marriage to your fathei 



CHILDREN OF E AND F (or E-2,F-2) -YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR BELOW 
Name Pnnntr! Qpar navj q 



Place of birth niiipnaw^ VpTI ^ -..M^ ^ate of blrt hTune 17^19^6 

Number of years of s choo ling___L2 Occupation College Stu dent 

Residence T1 1 inni p; Marital Status 3int?le 

Number of children q ^death 



Place of blrth i^jnfVfnrd^TII . Date of b Ir th pct ♦ 7 . 1 96"^ 

Number of years of schooling 2 Occupation Student 

Residence Tll-inm'?^ Marital Status 3in?rle 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Place of blrth__ Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation^ 

Res i dence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



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 
I administrative rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
Collection, deposited in the Rockford Public Library, Rockford 
1 1 1 Inols 

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I have traced -y fanlly history from 1^77 to 
the present. All of ny research cr.me fr-:T-. interviev;s 
with ny {grandfather because of ny p^randncther ' s ill- 
ness on my notricr's side of her fanily. Family 
problens on ny father's side of the fanily did 
not give na nuch help. I used pictures and scrap- 
boolcs to helt) ne out. 



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SARAH RILEY DAVIS 

Sarah Riley was born Deceriber 2?, l380 In th( 
town of ocnpson, Wisconsin. She quit scho-^l when 
she w?s to have storted the second frrade. VJhen 
she was thirteen she had to ecrn her own kee^:;. 
At that tine, she st-rted housekeepin?: Jobs which 
lf,sted seven yer.rs. She earned one dollar and twenty 
five cents a week plus her bo.^rd. 

Mien she was twenty years nld she narried Sam 
Davis on July 26, V^2, They lived on a farr, in 
what is now called Kud Brook. Sarah Davis had three 
children, including; a set of twins. Her hi.-.'^JLfThts 
in life v/ere a couple of fi^iits v/ith neirrhbors. 

In 1951, Sai'ah Davis started writing for the 

Blooner Advance nevjsnapcr. She wrote what is called 

the Highland Hews. She said her reason for writinc 

the four to seven inch colunn was "to tell the Truth". 

Her rain method of cor:inunic,3tion with the newspaper 

was by nail. Two of her original "ri^ht fron the heart" 

columns are perr:anently sealed under -lass and are on 

display at the University of Wisconsin Library v;here 

they will renain forever. Pelov/ is a sanple of her 

v/ritin?;s. 

January 30, 196U: "It is ry oldest son's 
Birthday today. Another quite cold day 
and we aren't feelinq very n;cod here now 
at the present tine. Kr. lielvin Taylor 
Isn't feelins^ any better rif^ht nrw. Ke 
has been u-^ tc Chetek to sec the Chlro- 



praetor for his bnck and c^ot awful 
lane. '' 

She wrote up until she died November 25, I970. 



Sam Davis was born I^ay 22, I877. Sam v;as fron 
a setllenent east of .lew Auburn, Wisconsin called 
Tillinf^hast. Sam v/-"s twenty-five years old when 
he met Sarah Riley at a dance and v/?-s married five 
days after. Two weeks after bein^ rarpried Sam and 
Sarah moved to a small plot of land which he home- 
steaded and Icter farr.ed. San was a farmer for his 
entire life. 



SI-'MA E. LAIIGE OEMIG 

Emma "^.Oeni!! v;ss born in r.llbrnk, South D£-kotc, 
the daughter of I'r. and I'rs. Frederick Lange. She 
was narried to V/lllian Oeiai?^ of AbGrdeen, South Dakota 
on t-ay 9, 1910 and resided for ten years in the western 
United States. In 1922 she ; oved to '/.'isconsin and 
In 1950 noved to Chi->^eva, Wisconsin. In her later 
years, I-:rs. Oerii? was a resident of the Eap;letcn 
Nursin? Hore. She v;as a r.eniber of the Zion Lutheran 
Church. 

Mrs. Oemis h^d nine children, six daughters and 
three sons.. 



ELLEN OEKIG DAVIS 

Ellen Oemig was born April 21, I91S in Cornell, 
Wisconsin. Ellen lived in Cornell until she ir.et 
Axel Davis and --oved to Hew Auburn, Wisconsin and 
was married. They were married Aup;ust 26, 1937. 

She had to keen a snail house in order for her 
husband and six children in the back woods of Wiscon- 
sin. The nearest tov/n was twelve miles away. Her 
days v.'ere lon-^ and hard with her husband beinr rrone 
workinp; most of the day. She would zo into tov/n 
once a month to get the things they needed. She 
moved to Chippewa Falls in 1963? v/here whe still 
lives. She v;ords in a sm.all dim.e store in Chin-oev.'a 
Falls, Wisconsin. 



AXEL RICIIAi^.D DAVIS 

Axel Rlchprd Davis was a fr'rr boy all of his 
life. He has a twin sister which still lives in 
Wisconsin. Axel WcS one of three children. He 
vas born in his nother and father's hor^e on Jan- 
uary 26, 1^1''^. In 193^ he bought 80 seres of land 
and 8 do-^en cows and becrr^e '. farner on his own. 
He met Helen Oerr.i^ in 1935. They were r.iarried On 
August 25, 1937. He .^ot his first err in 19?^. 
He Dec-ne a very ^ood trapper at a very youn? ajre, 
as furs wrre in great derand on the nar^-et for r.any 
thlnp's. .."hen winter c' ?\e the road r,;c.y ho"e been 
closed for a week or two so he v/ould have to take 
the nilk out to the r.ain road ten rdles av/ay on 
a horse and sleigh. 



BARREL A":EL DAVIS 

Darrel Axel Davis v;as born December 31, 1937? 
in New Auburn, Wisconsin. He cttended Hip;l:ilancl rirade 
School first Vnru eighth tirades. He then attended 
New Auburn Hi^h Schbol until he graduated in 1956. 
He rr:Oved from hone vhen he v/as sixteen years old. 
He lived and -.•.-orked on a farn near New Auburn. He 
worked on the farm until he rioved to Rockford, Illinois, 
Darrel was married on April 7, 1956. He started work 
at Sundstrand Corporation in 1956 and has v/orked there 
for tv;enty years. 

His first car was a 19'h9 Ford tv;o-door hard top 
that he bought in 1953. He has had several different 
jobs at Sundstrands, but is now er.pllycd in the office. 



V/alter Ennest Vetterklnd v/as Born in Thorp, 
Wisconsin Jsnuary U, 19^1, son of Kr. nnd Krs. 
Charlie Vetterkind. He lived in Thorp until he 
was twenty- seven yesrs old and narried Helen 
Vvinc^ert. 

In 1926, '.valter had his first car, a Model T 
coune. His father Charles, bou-ht it for hin for 
$6^0. '^O. 

He was a farmer and a saw mill ov/ner fror, 1927- 
19^3. He sawed most of all th^ v/ood that was used 
for niles around. In April of 19^3, he left to ^o 
to Alaska to work for a larse lunber cor.pany. He 
was in Valdez for three and a half :;onths end in 
Ska-way for four and one-half nonths. He returned 
to Bruce, v;isconsin in December to his wife and 
children, v/here he farned, used his saw mill on the 
side, until 1^6^. He is now retired and lives in 
Island Lake, 'vi scons in. 



HELEN WlrlG^RT VETTERKIND 

Helen Wina;ert vns born in Sprin.p; Talley, 
Wisconsin Decenber 17, 1906. H'rlen v/es the 
dau'-hter of Jacup f nd I'.inne Win^ert. She had 
a tv;in brother Billie. Plelen v/as a housekeeper 
for sone peo^ile that lived a" out two r;iles fron 
where s^e li^ed. Helen lived in Spring Valley 
until she met ''.'alter '^etterkind at a birthday 
r)arty. T^.ey knev; each other a" out one r.on^h 
before t'^ey wer^ narriec.on Hoveiiber 27, 1928. 
They then r.oved to Isl:=nd L- ke , V/isconsin v:here 
they have lived ever since. In 19^3, v;.?.lter left 
to ^o find sore work. She stayed v/ith the children 
until he came back in Dec-i'.ber, 1953. Walter 
and Helen have twelve children, six boys and six 
f^irls. 



JUITE AUDREY '7ETTEFj:iKD DAVIS 

June Audrey Vetterlclnd v;as born I'ay 13, 1937, 
at her T^srents hone at i^ew Auburn, '.visconsin. She 
v;as the fifth child born to V.v. and I'rs. '.-.'alter 
Tetterkind. June v;ent to Island Lake Grade School. 
She wclked five riles to and ^rcr school. June 
attended V.'eyesh- user Ki^h School, four years, which 
v;as a trenwy-ei^ht nile ride one way on the school 
bus. 

V.T^ile r^rov;in~ up she helped v/ith the fsiT, v;ork, 
V/hen in the eir^hth and ninth f^rades of school she 
worked at a resort on Lonf^ Lake. Durin?^ her last 
three years of high school, she v/orked at a grocery 
store. V-T^en she graduated fron high school she wss 
narried- April 7, 195^. 

vVhen she v/as Karr-'^ed, she roved to Rockford, 
Illinois v/here she still resides. She has two 
children, Ronald "oorn June 17, 195" and Sheila 
Davis horn October 7, 1963. She v;orked osrt tine 
in a brkery for fi^'-e years. She nov; vorkks at a 
dry cleanin? nlant v/here she has veen employed for 
four years. 



RONALD DEAN DAVIS 

I was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on 
June 17, 19^6. I lived with rrj Grandparents 
(Walter and Kolcn Vetterkind) for about a year 
and a half so my not her could finish hi.Th school. 
Ky father was then v.'orking in Rockford, Illinois 
at Sund strand Gornoration. After ny nother finished 
hi "-h school, we then nnved to Rockford, where I 
have SDent the rest of ny seventeen and a half yenrs. 

I have done a bit of traveling — Nev; York, Denver, 
Los An?:eles, London, Paris, and Ge-^eva, Switzerland 
to rr.enLion a few. I atte^ided P. A. Peterson Grade 
School, kindf:resrten thru third grade, Rolling Green 
School for fourth ?:rade rnd fifth and sixth rrrade to 
Sv/an Hillnan, and seventh thru twelvcth grades to 
Jefferson Eieh School. I graduated fro:^ Jefferson 
in I97U and ar now attending Rock ValleyCollegc-. 










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.EASE USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY - 

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So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
erican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
:w mintues, and wi M be easi ly made over into an Index which wi 1 I permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



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\ I. Your name NORMAN QUINTEN DECKER ! °^'''" ^^^ ""^^ 

f^^^e of form 2 ^^^ -^g^i^ — ,, (,0 ^ ) 

?. Your college: Rock Val ley (.0 liege ( I D // ) 

Rockford, Illinms ' ■:■. 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 X I8OQ-I850 

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

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Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 

X Mid West (111.) 

5. P lease check al 1 occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

X Farming ^Mining ^Shopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation ^Big Business Manufacturing 

^Professions X Industrial labor X O ther Teamster, Heavy Equip Opr 

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

Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian X M ethodist 

^ B apt i St Episcopal ian Congregational Lutheran 

^Cluaker ^Mormon O ther Protestant 1 O ther Church Of 

Christ, 
7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? X Pentecostal 

I ^Blacks Indians Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

" ^Jews Central Europeans I tal ians Slavs 



Irish X B ritish X N ative Americans over several generations 

East Asian ^Other 

What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

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f ami ly members 

Vital Records Land Records ^The U.S. Census 

^Photographs ^Maps X O ther Randolph Co History 

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A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name ^rank Gullen Decker 

'f dead, date of death T7^ 



Current Residence Deceased 



Place of birth Randolph. Co., Ark Date of Birth 1881 



Education (number of years)- 
grade school ^ high 'school 

Occupat ion(s) 

1st Farmer 



vocat iona 



2nd 
3rd_ 
^th 



Horse-trader 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



college 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^^M^®''* leaving home) 
1st NE Arkansas 



1881/1968 



2nd 
3rd_ 
Ath 



_Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



Religion Baptist ' 

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



Dates 



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ace of Marriage to your grandmotht 



Randolph Co. . Arkans;^.^ date 



B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Olive Roseann Pickett De^nVor- ^ r> 

If d e.H d.^. ^l J^"" I ; !:u n.'r^,^'' ^"'•'"^"t Residence Deceased 



f dead, date of death 1/ Feb I^gJ 
Place of birth Randolph County, Ark 



Date of birth Approx I876 



Education (number of years): 



I grade school 



high school 



vocational 



Occupation(s) 

Housewife 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 



1st 

2nd 
3rd 
^th 



- ^ until death XxK^ltl^er leaving home),_,ti i ^^o + u 
.Dates Ist NE Arkansas Tatei" ^^'^^^ 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
ijth 



Dates 



Re I i g i on Bapt ist 



Dates 

Dates 



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

^-ace ot marriage to your gra„d('dther RanHnlnh r TT 

Note: If w«.._ r... KandoiDh. Co., Ark 



If vniir f,^K nauauip n, >^0., ArK L 



OaVe Approx 1^0^" 



other relative give 




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^Grandfather (your mother's side) 



Name Walter Newton Shelton 
ff dead, date of death 2k!, {Jov".' 



Current Residence Deceased 



Place of birth Mt Vernon. Illinois 
Education (number of years): ~"~~~~ 

grade school approx 8 high school 

Occupation(s) 

!st Farner 



_ Date of birth 8 January I879 
vocational 



col lege 



Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

Ist Mt Verifn?''lfe^('SSr'aTi 



2nd Farmer 



ji.j Retired Farmer 
'.th 



Dates ^° 1917 

Dates 1917/56 2 nd ^^ Ravenden, Ar kansas Oates^^^''/^^ 

1956/64 



Dates -^^^^^^^ 3rd ^^ ^'^^ Vernon, 111 



Dates 



/♦th 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Re I i g i on Methodist 

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



g.ve that data on the back of this page (C-l) ''" ^^^ '"^ 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Jessie Green Clifton Shelton r,...^ ^ d -^ 

If ^TTr~~T^ 1-1 I . „, , Current Resident 

It dead, date of death 1564 



Deceased 



Place of birth Tennessee 
Education (number of years) 



Date of birth ^0 February 1886 



grade school 

Occupation(s) 

jjj H-^usewlfe 

2nd 

}rd 



high school 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
„ , 1903/64 Rp ^,^ u^*^'®"" 'eaying hpme) 

Dates ' 1st ^^ Mt Vernon, IlliTioiSnl 



Dates 



Dates 



2njj RR Ravenden, Ark 
3rd 



Dates ^0 1917 
Dates ^917/64 

Dates 



ie I i g i on Methodi s t 

'olitical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



■lace of marriage to your grandfathe r WT V'^l'imi'l, 111> 

lote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to ageT^T 
I give that data on the back of this page (0-2) 



date 1 UL'L lyuj 




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



)hn Q. Deckftr 



Name ,,^,,,. ... . 

' L^ei7ffl(ye gg^ntVf ArK . date 17 j^n lon^ 
Number of years of schooling &.; OccupatUh J?armer 

Residence Deceased Marital ^f^t..^ ^^^"^^^ 

Number of chl Idren I4. -— ^— — — — — __ 



. Name Cecil Decker 

Place of birth Randolph County. Ark "Hlte Decea sed 
Number of years of school ing * - 

Res i dence ' 

Number of chl Idren 



r— — Occupation 

Marital Status 



. Name Carl C, Decker 

Place of birth Randolph County, Ark date Aug;::1913 

Number of years of schooling i2 Occupattbn P^^ MHoF 

Res 1 dence Little Rock, Ark Marital §tatus^_Decea5ed 

Number of chl Idrftn —————-____ 

. Name E-^rl H. Decker 

Place of birth Kandoiph Jpunty, Ark ^ date lg .Feb. I915 

Number of years of schooling 1<! Occupation ja eohanic " 

Res i dence Pocahontas, Ajrk M arital Status married 

Number of chl Idren <; ———_——.«__ 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name ^ 

Place oi birth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of chi idren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



Name 



Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of cfi i Idren 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupation 



"Hate 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupation 



date 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



Marital Status 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residenc e 

Number of Llll lUlBll 



date 



_^__,^__^__ Occupation 
^rltal Status 



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CHILDREN of C and (or f-l n- n 

^°'- ^- I. l)-your HK^ther's name should appear below 



N.iirK- Iva ^ Helena Madden 

/'■•ir-, of school mq a 



Niinilj'T 



;::::er:? !f : rfj,.r"'' "^' igH ^ ^n zETSTTTTrs.r 



■^■'t^' ,17 .Inly i^^p;. 



Widow 



NoTO Mr^icomb EvprP tt She 1 ton 

P ' ^cc oi birth ,.it. Vernon. iJ Mnniy 

Number of years of schooling ' 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ~ " ~ ~- 



MarTtaT Status 



ITccupaTOT— ^^^ 



Died of whooping cough at ^ mos 



Name Gr-^-ce Novella McGoldri c k 

Place or birth Mt. Vernon, Illinois - 

Number of years of school ing o" ~ — jr -, ^ -.r ■ ■ ,, - 

«es i dence Rural Rt., P oca nunU^. AW L rr-yr-r-- "^^"P^*^ ' Q" hgU??wi fe, 
Number of chilciren ^ ' "arital Status Married 



date 8 M^r-f^h ]QnO 



J f^ ^^Inrp.nc.f^. Pearl Deck e r 

Place of birth i^it. Vernon. lllin oVs " 

dumber of years of schooling 5 f. . 

:::;errf fi: Pr .i.g,? ^ ^y- ^^^-^-^. ^^ ^a->tai s ta^u^^w-d^w 



- date 1-:, ar.f.^Yi^y 1 QfYQ 
Occupation housewjfe 



iame 
Mace o 



r b I r t h ivi 



Pauline Fielden 



. . ^ - ./It. Ver non. Illinoig 

lumber of years of schooling — 8* 

^^ ' dence Rural Rt., Poc ahontas. Ark' 
'umber of ch i Idren " 1 ~~ 



ame Paul C li ftn n Shelton 

lace or birth Mt. Vernon, Illinois 

umber of years of schooling 



umbe'r^f ^ ^i ncire^n^"--^"^^^^^^ - ^ ^^ 



ElmoP f^j-^p] fnp 



IJpYd P^lmoe 

e of birth Mt~Vp^^ rM^.,^^.. 
)er of years of schooling F 



none 



i'^ ^Cofa Ka^ hrvn Rott^^ 

lace of birth R^ypndPn, Arkansas 

imber of years of schooling IQ — 

'* ' dence Crystal Lake. Illin nic; 

™ber of chi Idren ~~ 

I 

'"^ Glen Eu?Tene Shelton 

ace of birth Ravenden, Arkansas' 

mber of year s of schooling 12 

^' dence Paducah. Kentucky 



"iber of chi Idren 



none 



'^ Earl Leon Shelton 

^" "^ birth Ravenden. Ark ansas 

Tiber of years of schooling S 

sidence New Milford, l ilin n^ 



"iber of childi 



none 



date 16 Sept. I9II 



im77rTtl7"a?; .i58^^^"if^ 



— y. date 9 Sept. IQl ? 

— ^ — OccupatiOf TFactorv worker/f armer 
Marital Status married 



date 28 August I9I6 

_____ Occupation disabled Veter an 
Marital Status divorced 



^"da t e 19 Feb I919 

Occupation hou5§Wl JS/iaCTOPV Worker 



Mari tal Status ma^TT^STT 



da t e 10 Aug 1924 
Occupation Automotive ^SaiSr 



Harita) Status marr'i^d 



date ^7 June I929 

.^;P^ ' ' ^" farrnry wnrkpr 



Marital Status g^^^^. 




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Vour Father 

l?"^ ead; "d'a't'e If ge^a^A^ ^ 14 Mar Ivb^ ■ • ^"'"'"'"' Residence Deceased 

Place of birth Lawrence C ounty. Arkans^':? n^tc «f ks »u , 

Education (num ber of years ') ■' '^ ^rKansa s Date of birth 17 jan 1 QnA 



grade school 8 hlah «;rhnrti 

— "'9" schooI____ vocational ^college 

Occupation(s) 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

1st Tpams^.er/Trucker Dates 1Q2Z^/ 1932 Uf r..^ l^l^V '*^^'"9 ho(T«) 

— — '^'-e5_LV£My_ivj£__ 1st Rando lph Gountyf AR Dates 1Q2^/-t2 ; 

2nd__£arnier Dates 1932/1935 2nd Randolph Co.. AR n.... ^_._^^^ 

3rd y.ctorv Worker Dates 19^5/1936 3rd Craighead County, .p n ...^._^^^^^ 

'Uh Heqyy Equip . OPR Dates 1936/194? i^th r^..^ i k - 

^el lg.on Church ^ FThTTs t - ^^^^^^^^^^"^ ^th Randolph .0, AR Datesi.<^^^/i c^^p 

olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Democrat 



lace of marriage to your mother Arkansas ' date JU JUiy IVj^ 

of this"page.'"(E-2)' ' ''^''^^^^^' °' ^"°^^«^ ■-«•«*'-« 9'^* that da ta on the back 



our Mother 



^"* Florence Pearl Shelton Decker Current Residence Imboden, Arkansas 

f dead, date of death """ ' ' — — -■ 



ace of birth Mt. Vernon, Illinois q^^.^ ^f birth ^^ October I909 

ducation (number of years} ~~" ——————___ — . 

grade school___8 high school vocational ^college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
iafl 



ccupation(s) 

S t Maid [)3(gs 1930-32 ,sj. Rural Rout^e ^'^avenSerV^^l^^g, Ark. 

d Housewife Dates '^"^^ ^^^^^nd ^^^^ ^^ Father 



Dates 

,, Factory Worker pates ^942/45 3^, ^^^^^' 



th Factory Worker 1951/59 

iliglon Methodist ^^^ 

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



ace of marriage to your father i^^riv^fiibas j ^^^ jU July lyjvj 

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

ith'^r's Occupat'on and Residence Continued 

ith F'-ctory Worker 1942/45 Kemper, Illinois 1942/45 

'th Farmer 19^^5/5! Randolph Co. Ark. I945/5I 

'th f'q-tory Worker 1951/59 Rockford, 111. 1951/59 

ith Farmer (D=iiry) 1959/63 RR Ravenden , Ark. 1959/63 




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.HILDREN of E and F (or E-2 F-2) - xyr...r >. , 

-^ ^, I- ^; your name should appear below 

ig^ Norman Quinten Decker 

lace or birth Havenden Arkans as' ' rtt- . . . ,^ ^n r . 

umber of years of schooling l^" " °^^^ °^ birth 3 July 1933 

esidence_Rockford^Illin5Ti~ fT...!. 1 - ■ °^^7,^^'o^ ^^itary 

umber of children Five ^^ Marital Status Married 



Mary Josephine Ryman 

'j^lrZZTrTJ^^^ tk- ^1^'""" :r^ r 6i..h 24 December 19., 

Perd Brady Decker 



ame Bobby She! ton ^ecker 

.Hence R oe. eUe. ini^,,. Harlta l ^,.„„ ^^rlT "^"^^ ^°^^^'' 

imber of c h 1 Id ran 3 ^ •■•■■ ■ 

ime 

Z"'''^"'''' ... " ^^ of birth 

'mber of years of schooling OccupItTolT — 

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imber of children — — — — - 



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"•ber of years of schooling Occupatio- 

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mber of ch i Idren 



me 

T °^^""'^ .... ^^^f birth 

mber of years of schooling Occu pat i on 



SI dence 

liber of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



liber of years or schooling Occupation" 

''^^""— ,_ Marital Status 

nber of chi Idren ~ 



111. AbSlGNMtNT or 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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FAMILY HISTORY 
GRdlAT GRANDMOTHER (MOTHER'S MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER) 
AMANDA J. MARTIN 

My great grandmother, AMANDA JANE MARTIN, was born on 14 
December 1845. Place of. birth is unknown, but her early- 
life WTS spent in Tennessee. Her parents were apparently 
fairly well off financialy because she attended a private 
e:irls academy and had a, "better than average education for 
that time". One of her grandfathers came from England. 
Date of arrival in United States cannot be determined, 
nei ther can the location of his home in Ens^land from which 
he migritated. 

Amanda J. Martin was married three times. The first at the 
aee of 15 to a man bv the name of Sewell. This marriage was 
arranged by her parents. Tiie day of her wedding she ran 
off and hid in a cementary. Her uncle Daniel Scott found 
her qnd took her back home. Mr. Sewell was financially better 
off th-'n average -^Iso. One child was born of that marriage. 
The marria~e was a short duration and was terminated by Mr. 
SewRll's death. I suspect he was considerable older than 
Amanda. 

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of love". Thrpe or four children were born of this union. 
McGuire served in the civil war, (Confederate Army), and 
was either killed during the war or later died of wounds 
recieved. * 

After the death of her second husband Amanda taup;ht school 
to support herself and her children. Eventually (date un- 
known), she :uarried for the third time, "a marria^re of con- 
venience," she told my mother, since both she and my grei.t- 
srqndf Tther , Jessie Clifton, both had childre'.. 

Mr. Clifton was a Union Veteran, I have been unable to put 
together any other information about him. 

Iviy o-r-c^ndmother was born to Jessie, and Amanda Clifton on 10 
Febr.nry 1886. She was christianed Jessie Creen Clifton. 
■Vhen she was a child they moved from Tennessee to -Southern 
Illinois nea-i" the town of Mr. Vernon. 



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FAMILY HISTORY 
MA'^SRNAL (CREAP GRANDFATHER) 
WILLIAM SHELTON 

My Hre.t grandfather, William Shelton, a resident of Tenn- 
essee married Catherine Shelton also of Tennessee. They 
-ere not related, my great grandfather's family was known a. 
the tall Sheltons and my -reat grandmothers family was the 
short Sheltons. 



They migrated to southern Illinois near Mt. Vernon in the 
later o.rt of the 19th century before I879. They traveled 
by covered wa :.on and at least par- of the trip was in the 
sprin.^- or fall durin- the rainy season. Roads were few and 
t-ave] w.s m.de more difficult with the extreme muddy con- 
i-'t^-^ns. My cr-^ndf^ther remembered stories related by his 
P-rents about the diffi'-ulty of travelin- in the mud. After 
arr-/in? in 111. they lived on a farm in a two story house. 
My mother remembers the yard as bein- a Jungle of flowers of 
"11 kinds. At least seven children were born to v^illiam and 
•Catharine Shelton. the youngest being my grandfather, //alter 
Newton Shelton. Several members of the family died of 
Typhoid fev^r including my great grandfather William Shelton. 



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FAIVIILY HISTORY 
MATERNAL GRAiNDFATHER - /SALTER l^iEWTON SHELTON 
GRAIN DIVIOTHER - JESSIE GREEiW 3LIFT0N 

Walter was born 8 January 1879 near Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 
died 22 November 1964. Jessie was born 10 Feb. 1886, died 
l^SU. They were married in Mt. Vernon, 111, 1 October 1903. 
He had b-^en able to purchase a kO acre farm a'^nut the time 
of m^rriTS'e upon which he built a three room frame home. 
Seven children was bo^n in this home before my grandfather 
moved the family to Arkansas in 1916. Grandfather traded 
his 40 at-^res in 111. for 120 acres in the foot hills of the 
Ozarks two miles south of Ravenden Station, Ark. in an area 
called, "Flat Woods". In the sprinp; of 191? he chartered 
a railroad box car, into which he loaded nis furniture, 
far-m tools, chickens, a team of horses and some hay. His 
brothe'" Rvtfus rode in the chartered box car vi-^-h the family 
!^o5sessions to protect them and care for the animals. 
Grandfather and his family rode the passenger train arriving 
in Ravenden Station in the nin;ht. The rest of the ni?:ht was 
sftent in =i hotel at Ravenden Station. Upon arising the next 
mnrn'no' they found the box car and uncle Rufus hnd arrived 
iij'-in? the ni?ht. The car was unloaded, furniture placed upon 
the wai^^n and with the family loaded atop that the trip con- 
tinued to their new home. My mother remembers the trii^ and hou^ 



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insnired the children was at the rocks, forest covered 
hills and fresh water sprln.^s. The new home was an intro- 
duction to a lot of hard work .nd hardsnips. Grandfather 
had to clear most of the land before he could farm it. Three 
more children was born to frranimother and grandfather after 
arriving in Arkansas makin^^ a total of ten. Thru hard work 
bv an members of the family an adequate living was earned. 
G-ndmother and grandf-^ther wQ^^ood christian parents of 
t-p -ethodist faith and raised their children in the fe.r and 
-•d~orntion of God. Every Sunday the te-im was hitched to the 
A'- -on and they drove to the community ch-rch about four miles 
aw^y. The schools were different from Illinois sohools. Phey 
v-ere divided into two short terms three months in the winter, 
be-innine in November and two and a half months ir midsummer. 
The term was split so that the children could help with the 
nlantin- -nd harvesting of crops. The school con^-lsted of 
one room and housed ^radest^ru eight. fhe teachers sometimes 
onlv had eight vears of education themselves. In Mt. Vernon 
Illinois ir iqi? the method of transportation for most people 
was -^rriages or buggies, and there was beginning to be several 
cars. In Arkansas neople mostly drove farm wagons pulled by 
mules. There was very few autonobilies in I017. Grandfather 
bouc-ht his fir-cjt pqr in 1924_,a second hand 1921 Ford touring 
car. By that^time several families had one. They did not 
get their first radio until sometime in the 1930's, Grandmother 
r,f^.rer did have a television and possibly never saw one. 



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Grandmother p.^sed .way in 1954. Grandfather remarried in 
1956 to a woman with when he went to school ..ri^+K in Illinois, 
After his marriage he sold the farm to my father and moth( 
John Q. and Florence P. Decker and moved back to rural Mt, 
Vernon. ] tL. where he died^w-?^ November :96/+. 



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FAMILY HISTORY 
;REAT - GREAT - GRANDFATHER 
JOHN JEFFERSON DECKER 



Born qni reared in Illinois near Golconda. Five sons 
w4s born to him and his wife prior to their move to Ken- 
tuc'<y. Two none sons w4^born in Kentucky and after a short 
stay there they moved to Fulton County Arkansas in 1350, 
where they settled on a farm located on South Fork River 
ab-^ut three miles northeast of Salein, Arkansas. John 
Jefferson Decker died soon after the family settled in 
Fu'ton County, Ark. His wife and seven sons remained on the 
farm in that county until the boys were all 3;rown. Later 
the family scat;tered, some jroinf?; to different pa'-ts of the 
country. Five of the boys .ioined the Confederate A-my, 
one of whi'^h was my s^reat srandfather, Abe Decker. One of 
the hoys, Geor?;e, ioined in Tennessee and wa;'^ killed at the 
battle of Shiloh. The other four, Abe, John, Frank, and 
Jim, ioined at S^lem, Arkansas. 



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FAMILY HISTORY 

GREAT GRANDFATHER 

A-SE DECKER 

Abr Decker son of John Jefferson Decker was born in Illinois 
^ni later was moved to Fulton County, Ark. in 1850, by his 
f-^-^.her while still a young; boy. He f^rew up on the farm on 
South Fork River near Salem. i/Vhen the civil war waa started 
he ioined the confederate army at Salem. Durin-'" his tour of 
duty he served under General Joe ^helby. He admired General 
Shelby so much that when the war was over he married and 
named one of his sons after him. After the war Abe and three 
of his brothers moved to Randolph County, Arkansas. After 
'^^'"rivin-'^ in Randolph County he met ^nd marriej Wary Land. 
Af-er the m^'"rla?e they purch-^sed the land Homestead from 
Mary's grandfather. They became the parents of seven children. 
.Valuer, Evallne, Joe Shelby, Frank Cullen (my grandfather,) 
J. v.. Homer, and Corbett. 



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GRANDFATHER 
FRANK CULLEN DECKER 



Bor-. in IRm on ., farm in Randolp County, Arkansas on J.nes 
Creek about fn„r .iles southeast of Ravenden Springs. Grand- 
father Frank ..rew up^^ the farm and was an excellent farmer 



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himself. He rented and operated small family '; y,. 
no.er ^wn^n.^ one nimself. He w.s also a well known and res- 
pe-ed horse trader in the community. The business of buying, 
sellin.7 and trading finally occupied so much of his time it 
bp^ame a full tim.e occupation and remained so for many years 
until illiness (hi.^h blood pressures) forced his retirement at 
.n early a^e - (In his early 50's I think). Education beyond 
re-^dir- and writing was not considered important in those days, 
consequently .n^ndfatner only went to the fourth .^rade. Even 
so he was excellent in basio math and had the ability ^c figure 
r.pidly and exactly in his head. He vas also active in pol- 
itics and worked hard for his choice of candidates. He was 
^ democrat, as was everyone in that community. I remember .ee- 
ip.. ,v,^ hea-ino politicians come to talk with him and try to 
persuade h •• m to support them in their candidacy. l-rank married 
0-ive Roseann Pickett, daughter of James E. Pickett and Emily 
Galoraith Pickett. Four sons w*if born to them, John Quint 
(n^.y father) . Cecil, (died in infancy), Carl C. and Earl H. 
Gr":.ndf^ther passed away in I968. 

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FAiVilLY HISTORY 

F4Thp:r and mother 
JOHN 3. ds::ker / Florence (shelton) decker 

John Quint Decker first child of Frir.k C. ^.nd Olive Decker 
born on 1'' jTnu-^ry l'^()6 in Lawrence County, Arkansas where his 
p--rent3 v/os f-^r^-nnr' at that time. Hifs entire boyhood was 
B;-)erit on the farm, he worked in the fields alo'vside hiu father 
nie. -^bout ei^'ht years of a°;e and was drivine; a team doinf' the 
work of T rrown man by the time he was twelve. by the'fimo he 
reached his late teens the lumber industry was boomin.-?. ^Y\e 
railroads w#^ also buying all the railroad ties they could t;et 
at Rave-den Stataion, Arkansas. Dad was an expert teamster, 
since the demand was so great for lumber he wer.t into 
the los: haulinr business. He developed a reputation, that 
still <=xist3 among the old H^BSft- around Ravenden Sprin.^s, of 
beinp" thp best teamster in that part of the or:untry. 



Flc-ence Pearl Shelton was born in Illinois near Mt. Vernon 

•■o '.'-liter and Jessie Shelton, 13 October 1909. She was the 

fou'-th of ten children. At the -p-e of eight the f--.mily 

moved from Illinois to a community called the Flat .V^ods, four 

miles south of -avenden Station, Arkansas. She wasfexce Ilent stv^c^e-"'' 

in school ^nd completed eight grades of school in a one room 

country school. Since high school was not available to her she 



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•Jo.n ... Decker ;,nd Florence P. Shplfnn , ,o 

^helton was married July 30. 
'•93^. ,'his was during thp denre=;o;,^ 

^ ^"'"" ■^"^'"^ ^'-'^ -^ey had a hard 
r t..e e.rn^n. a IWin.. r.ey tr^ed farmi. 

I «^or;on- for o-^er farmers for a: 



^"d timber wcrk and 
, ,.,.. '''^^ ^^ fif' cents a day. 

;^^ ^-5 they moved to .onesboro. Ar.. Where dad secured wor. 
;V ^^^"^ "^^-^- ^^ ^•— -- -e economy .e.t .oin. 

r "^ """ ""°^^ -^^^ ^° ---—- -any;..: 

i-f^'.e.ly, tnis was m I936, I r, h i 
not be found . o ^ad and h 



, - ■•■.iP,. Another joD could 
s cousin, FeM Brady, decided to 
o toeir way to CaMfornia in 



search of work. Humor painted 



- .low^n. mcture of iobs for everyone out the.e. To.v h . 

^.,^. '-nere. 1 ney hopped 

'"" '"' '''^""' '"^'" ^" ^onesboro and neaded west with 

'--MC..U- nn.oney in their poc.et. Theymad^ it^o^^al 

but .0 wor. could be found, so they had 



3-1 ••■oved his family back to R-. 



to bum their way oack:. 
avenden Springs and finally went 

Ke...., ru,. „„e„ a,. .„rted on a f,.„ .or a».ile. .erone 
.n.n. to won. ron Soon OU Kefinery in .=,st AUon. In 19.5 

''*" '"' ■"■"■ '"' '"""^^ ^'^^ *° '^-^— -"thea.t of Pooa.ontas 
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two or three years -^ 'spent on a hill farm near uavenden Grrinrs. In 1951 
da. a.ain moved the fa.d.y, this tiue to Rockf-orc, lUinois. V:hile in 1-ockford 
rtac underwent two surgical orerations on his back(.', inal fusions), in an 
effort to repair rurtered niscs. The first o-er-.tJon was consioered successful, 
the secor.d was only parti..lly so. In 1959 dad purchased .-y .atern.l grand- 
father's farm in .-rkansas and returned there where he began a cairy f .ni.. 
:.ad ana mother lived on this far:;, until his c^eath on li, March 19o3. Four 
chilored hac been born , Norman C. , ..ary Joosethine, Ferd brady, and Bobby 
.Shelton. „11 were narried excert bobcy at the ti..e of cad's ae.th. ..other 
and Lobby re.^ined in Arkansas for about six ;i.onths until Bolby finished hi^h 
school. ..ctherrii..Oe her horn, with .^ry Jo and her fa.. : ly until the spring 
or 1972. ...t th.t time she was atie to rent a home built by the city of Imboden ^rfe. 
vith recen.,! Governi..ent funds for the elderly. She lives there at this time. 



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FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name John J. DeWeerdt Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death j^n. 14. 1^66 



Place of birth Ful%Qii, UlXnQi,^ 



Date of Birth iMnypmhPT- ?(^ , IQO? 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Implement - farm Dates 1919 ' st i6th ave Fulton Dates ^qiq 

2nd Grocery store Dates \'\T^^ 2nd Prairie ^ 113 Dates 

14th Ave 
3rd Railroad Dates i*\^le-lc(o 3rd Fulton. 111. Dates 

4th Ave 
'<th Dates ^th Fulton. 111. Dates 

Re 1 i g i on Rpfn-rmpri 



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

Railroad Brotherhood 



Place of Marriage to your grandmotner 



r.l i Tin±r,n J nwa 



date 



Nnv 1919 

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 Dina Sikkema DeWeerdt 
I f dead, date of death ~ 



Place of birth T^.ast Clinton. Ill 

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



Occupation(s) 
1st Housewife 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Current Residence 4th Ave Fulton. Ill 



Date of birth Qc^tOhfir 16, 1901 



vocat ional 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home] 



1st 



Dates 



2nd pyairig. Ill 



Dates 



3rd ynj^ton^.ju 

/ith Pl-^Tow. X 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



Reformed 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Clinton, 111./ DATE Nov I919 

'^°^^= lLrratHP,»[hrf^a[^''hf\i\^ $%ll\^^^^^^ stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather 
N.inic 


(your 


father's side) 


Current Residence 


1 f (load, cTale of d 
Place of bi rth 


eath 







Date of Bi rth "• 


Education (number 
grade school 


of years) 

high school 

Dates 


_ lst_ 

„ 3rd_ 
- ^th_ 

f rate 


vocational college ,. 


Occupation(s) 
1st 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 


2nd 




Dates 


Dates 


3rd 




Dates 
Dates 


Dates 


i»th 


Dates 


Re 1 i g i on 


rnities, etc. 


Political parties, 


civil 


or social clubs. 






Place of marriage 


to you 
(your 


r grandmother 




date 


A-2 Stepgrandmother 
Name 


father's side) 




Current Residence 


If dead, date of death 






Date of birth 


Place of bi rth 








Education (number 
grade school 


of yea 


rs): 

high school 

Dates 
Dates 


— 


vocational college 


Occupation(s) 
1st 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 


2nd 


2nd Dates 


3rd 


Dates 




3rd Dates 



Re 1 i gion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 



If dead, date of death Qd 19, ^951 



Current Residence 



Place of birth Holland 

Education (number of years) : ' 

grade school ^ high school 



_ Date of birth Jan 28, 1894 
vocational college 



Occupat ion(s) 
^st Butcher 

2nd 

3rd 



_Dates_ 
_Dates 
_Dates 
Dates 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home 



2nd Rulton. T11 

_3rd 

i»th 



Dates 




Dates 


1945 


Dates 


Dates 



Re I igion Reformed 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother ]jrie. Ill date ^eh 29 iTu 

Note: If your mother was raised by a ■JlHpTaO l fe r o r anm t ie r r K l at l VB ( t O ag e I8) ' 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Na^ie Mar-y tfijHsnnp- Huizenga 

„ If dead, date of death 

Place of birth r,n.ri,rUHt'?n . I^l 
Education (number of years) 



^Current Residence 4th St. Fulton, 111 



grade school 

Occupation(s) 

' ^ ^ Trrn gpwi f 

2nd 

3rd 



years) 
_2 high school 



^Date of birth Feb 14. IRQ"^ 

vocational college 



Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 
_2nd_ 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 191^ 
Dates 1945 



Fulton, 111 



Dates 



Rel igion 

Political party, ci vi 1 or social clubs, sororities, etc, 



MRt.hndiRt 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r Erie. Ill d ate Feb 29» 1914" 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 18) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 
Name 


Current Residence 


1 


1 f dead, date of death 




— 


CI.,..- -.1 l,iMh 


D.iti' of hi 1 ih 


f 


f 'liK .11 i-Mi (nunil)ci of y.-,,,.) 
'ir.nlr '.(hool hj.jh school 


vcjcoL ion.ii eol loiie 


— r 


Occupat ion (s) 

'st Dates 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 


i 


2nd Dates 


2nd Dates 




3rd Dates 


3rd Dates 
'»th Dates 


-L 


'*th Dates 



Re 1 i g ion 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother ~~ 



datl 



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



Name 

I f dead date cjf death 



Current Residence 



Date of bi rth 



Place of birth 

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

Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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

Place of marriage to your grandfather ' 



CmtDREN of A 6 B (or A- 1 or B-1) - vour f^th^.ic u ,. 

ur D i; your father's name should appear below 

Name Marvin L. DeWeerdt 



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Name 

Place o 

Number of years or scnooiing lo Oc cun^f.r^n x ' 

Name Lois R. 

Place of bi rth FiTTTnn tTt ' Ho*^ 

K-b.r of yea rs orsch*a'U^^' ,, J _Ttoll_n_lit25. 

Residence . — ^aTrtTTTtatus' deceased _ 

Number of ch i 



lorei 



Name 

Place o 



Airnqifl Ti.. 

^%^'^^^ FnUon,, Til 

of years of schooling i 



Nu^ber-Qf-ye^r 's oP ' s ' JiSSW .!, "„ tTccu Lf |S''':^ ?'''• '^^^ 



Name 



^rtetf 



nn f7. 



, N^^^erof ^cgn^^e r'^'o^ -^^^^-^ ^ ^^r^^T^^^ 

' pf"^ ,^11SS,Pl ^. 

Number of years of sch.;;oi t'ng "^ ' j j> T ^ccup^FfSi^dg^Tg^^ 

Residence Fulton. Tn M.rlt.l Status M arrn^H 

Number of childr en 2 Uarn f^n 

• Name Bettv J. 

Place of bIrtK Fulton. Ill date Jnlv ?7 igpo 
Number of years of schooli ng 12 - Occu pi? , V, *^l^,,^ ^ 
.^^' ' dence Fulton. Til Harit;,! '^t%f,.< Ma rried 
Number of children ^ iia-rVl^<i 



Name Beverly J^ 

Place orb. rth Fulton. Ill date jui^?1. iq^q 
Number of years of schooling 12 "-~- 7ccup ati On Hqi Jwi f . 
Res.dence Fulton. ni Marital Status M arS?^"^"^^ ^^ 
Number of children ? i i am PH 



Name ArlenR R^ 



«u^:>rS f ''"It,"" ' "".eal Sta tus Mar rxfea""'""^^ 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C- I . D-l)-your mother's name should oppeor below 



N.IIIK 

fl.i, 
Niinil 

NlJinl 



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. u * ; i /\/HQ i AU UUX HKl 

r of ycir ■■ of school itK) 



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Fulton. T11 



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Sept 1S. iqiR 



"Occupat i on BusJneRs 



Marital Status Married 



Number of years of schooling i^ 

Residence Fulton. Til 



. date Dec 22. iqiy 
iccupat I on Housewife 



Number of ch i Idren 



MaritaT Status Married 



3. Narne 



Joiin iiuizenga 



Place of birth Erie. Ill 
Number of years of school ing f 
Res i dence 



Number of ch i Idren q" 



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Jan 11 . iq?n 



deceased 



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Place of birth 



Marie iluizenga Pelletier 

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Erie, 111 



Number of years of" school ing f2" 
Residence Erie. Ill 



date 

Occupation Jousewif^ 



June 27. iq?? 



Number of ch i Idren 



Marital Status Married' 



Name Grace .iujzenfe-a DeWeerdt 
P I ace of hi rth J:.rie, 111 
Number of years of school Ing i"4 

Res i dence Colorado Springs, Colo. 
Number of ch i Idren 2 



date Aug 3. 1924 



, Occupation ilousewife 

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Name Catherine iuizenga riamilton 

Place of birth Erie. Il l 

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date 



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Fulton. Ill 



12 



May 7. 1927 



Q^cupa t i on iJeautician 
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Name Joyce riuizenga Temple 
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Fulton, m 



12 



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1929 



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__ date ^,^,_,^ -17^ ^a^^ 
ccupation C£<tg.a^^e,^ 



9. Name 



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Res i dence 



date 



Occupation 



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10. Name 



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date_ 

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ICiiildren of A and 



Name Arthur Do 
Place of Birth Fulton, 111 
Number of years schooling 
Residence Phillipines 
Number of children 3 



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Name Robert J. 
Place of Birth Fulton, 111 
Number of years achooling 1 1 
Residence Rockford, 111 
Number of children 2 

Name Leon R 

Place of Birth Fulton, 111 
Number of years schooling 12 
Residence Fulton, 111 
Number of children 3 

Name Gene A 

Place of Birth fulton. 111 
Number of years schooling 10 
Residence Clinton, Iowa 
Niimber of children 3 

Name Larry L 

Place of Birth Fulton, 111 
Number of years schooling 12 
Residence Waupoh, Wise 
Number of children 2 

Judith L 

Place of Birth Fulton, 111 
Number of years schooling 1 1 
Residence Waupon, Wise 
Number of children 5 

Same Jimmie W 
Place of birth Fulton, 111 
Number of years schooling 12 
Residence Clinton, Iowa 
Number of children 3 



date Feb 27,1934 
Occupation Service 
Marital Married 



date Sept 1 , 1936 
Occupation Food 
Marital Single 



date Oct 19, 1938 

Occupation Electrician 
Marital Married 



date Nov 23, 1939 
Occupation store owner 

Marital Married 



date July 10, 1941 
Occupation Construction 
Marital Married 



date Sept 6, 1943 

Occupation Housewife 
Marital Married 



date Aug 11, 1944 
Occupation Business 
Marital Married 



I Your Father 



Name Marvin L. DeWeerdt 
If dead, date of deatn 



Current Residence 



r:n1nrado Spjingo> O o lc 



Place of birth Fulton. Ill ^Date of birth Febo 9. 1920 

Education (number of years) 
grade school q high school 4 vocational ^college 

Occupation(s) 



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Printer 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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Dates 44- present 1st Miami, Florida 



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Dates 



^th Colorado Sppg, Colo D ates 



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

Democratic party. Masonics 



Place of marriage to your mother Fulton, 111 
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Your Mother 



d ate April 25. 1942 
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Name Grace M. DeWeerdt 
hf dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Erie. Ill 



Current Resldence Colo » Spgs. Colo 



Date of birth Aug 8. 1924 



Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school 4 vocational ^college 2_ 



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Dates 


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'3'"^ „ Jphn L. PeWftftrtit, 

'lace of birth Miami. FlnT^i^a Date of birth July 6, 1944 

jjumber of years of schooling ^q Occupation Attorney 

"es i dence Arlington. Virginia Marital Status Married 

(lumber of ch i Idren 1 



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'lace of birth Rpckford. Ill Date of birth cjRpt PQ, 1Q/lff 

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Sources of Infor mation ;: 

1. Interview - Dina DeWeerdt { 

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2. DeWeerdt Family Bible | 

3. Birth Records-- VThiteside County Courthouse ' 

4. Interview - Mary Huizenga 

5. Huizenga Family Bible 

6. Interview - Marvin DeWeerdt 

7. Interview - Grace DeWeerdt 

8. Interview - Katherine Huizenga Hamilton 



Dlna Slkkema DeWeerdt 

In 1885, the families of William J, Slkkema and Henri- 
etta Wllklna Immigrated to the United States from the Nether- 
lands. V^llllam was born Hovember 24, 1865, In Petersburg, 
Netherlands, and Henrietta, June 25, 1870, In D'Nantel, 
Netherlands. Both families moved to the Pulton, Illinois area^ 
On August 9, 1889, William Slkkema and Henrietta Wllklns were 
married, and they started their family In the Pulton - East 
Clinton area, VTllllam's primary occupation was farming, and 
for many years worked for various farmers as hired help until 
acquiring his own farm, 

William and Henrietta had two sons and two daughters, 
the second eldest born on October 16, 1901, and was named, Dlna, 
The family lived on the extreme edge of the fulton city limits 
In a large rented home with three bedrooms upstairs, a kitchen, 
dining room, living room, and a pantry, domstairs. The living 
room was sealed off In the winter so that it wouldn't have to 
be heated. Much of the family activities took place in the 
dining area with games being played on a large table. 

Life was fairly simple , with the children helping with 
the chores such as cleaning, washing dishes, etc. The children 
attended a small country school about one mile from their home« 
At that time, most children attended school for about six to 
eight years before leaving to work. 



The children were then expected to gain employment and 
contribute to the support of the family or help on the farm. 

Since relatives from both sides of the family were living 
in the same general area, family reunions and gatherings were 
common. These gatherings took place at either of Dina's 
grandparents homes. Weddings were usually held In the small 
church, the family attended in Prairie, Illinois, as were 
baptisms and funerals. Sunday picnics were quite common. 

Most decisions concerning moving were primarily a Joint 
decision betv;een the parents. However, the disciplining of 
the children was left up to Henrietta primarily since William 
was working much of the time. 

There was no set age limit for the children to leave 
home, but most did leave between 17 and their early 20's, 
Both of the boys followed their father's occupation In farming. 
These decisions In occupation were not made by the overt In- 
ffuence of either the parents of grandparents, but merely accepted 
facts due to the boys farming backgrounds. Dlna w«>cxt€<i.ln East 
Olinton'^t home up until the time she was married. 



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John DeWeerdt 
• 1902 - 1966 

John DeWeerdt was born November 26, 1902, to Richard 
and Dora Buirst DeWeerdt. Both Richard and Dora had been born 
in the Fulton, Illinois area to Dutch immigrants. John was 
the second of two sons. There was also one daughter, Agnes. 

The family lived on a farm which Richard had taken over 
from his father. The farm was situated south of Fulton, 
Illinois. There were other relatives living in the area, and 
they would often come for visits. 

Family life was a simple one. The boys, as soon as they 
vxere able, helped their father on the farm. The daughter, 
Agnes, helped her mother with the houseworlc, such as cooking, 
cleaning and sewing. The children were also given specific 
duties before they went to school and after they returned. 
The family attended the Reformed Church in Prairie, Illinois, 
and their background was considered religious. The children 
attended a rural school, south of Fulton, Illinois. John, 
his brother, and sister completed eight years of education. , . 

The family had reunions and celebrations with relatives, . 
and Christmas was always held at the grandparents home. After 
the grandparents died, the holiday dinners were held at Richard Vb"V 
and Dora's farm. All weddings, baptisms, and funerals were •> 
usually held In the church at Prairie, Church functions, such <*s 
picnics, were attended by the DeWeerdt family. 



Major decisions were usually made by both the parents 
and this included disciplining the children. 

By the time he was fifteen or sixteen, John was working 
full-tlmo for his father on the family farm and living at 
home. 



John and Dlna DeWeerdt 

John DeV^eerdt and Dlna Slkkema first met at a Sunday- 
School function at the Reformed Church In Prairie, Illinois. 
After a brief courtship, they were married in that same church 
on November 11, 1919. 

The two took a small rented home in Prairie, Illinois, 
while John continued to work for his father on the farm. On 
February 9, 192O, their first of seventeen children was born, 
a son V7hioh they named, Marvin. It was at this time that John 
with the help of his father, went into the farm implement busi- 
ness. The family grev/ with the addition of three more children 
and he moved his family into a larger home which was situated 
directly across the road from his business in town. In 1924, 
John sold the farm implement business, and purchased a grocery 
store in Fulton, Illinois. The family stayed in the same home 
during this time, and there were thirteen more children born 
in the DeWeerdt household. Tragdy struck the family in 1930, 
when the third eldest culld, Lois was burned to death while 
playing near a fire. 

John kept the grocery store for twenty-two years until 1946, 
when he sold the business and went to work for the Burlington 
Railroad. John worked for the railroad as an engineer until his 
retirement in 1966. He died of a heart attack on January 14, 
1966. 



Dina's years as John's wife were understandably taken up 
with child-rearing and house duties. She gave birth to seven- 
teen children with in twenty-four years and was mainly pre- 
occupied with her family. 



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Mary Hussong Hulzeng^a 

Mary Hussong tfulzenga was born in Charleston, Illinois 
on February l4, 1895. Her parents were Pete Hussong and Ida 
Parklo Hussong. Helther of their birth dates are known, how- 
ever, it Is known that Pete was eight of nine years older than 
Ida. Both of Pete's grandparents were immigrants from the 
Netherlands and had settled in the area in southern Illinois, 
around Charleston. 

Mary was one of twelve children, though two of the children 
died in childbirth. Mary's father was a hired-hand, and worked 
for one farmer in southern Illinois. The farmer supplied the 
family with a three bedroom house which was situated on his 
farm. After Pete and Ida had four of their children, the farmer 
for whom Pete worked , sold his farm and moved North to Erie, 
Illinois, where he bought another farm. Pete, Ida, and their 
children moved with him and stayed on for about three years 
until Pete had the capital to buy his own farm. Pete Hussong 
maintained the farm until his death. 

In it's earliest beginnings, the family was considered poor. 
It v/asn't until they were able to acquire their own farm, 
that they were financially better off. 

Since the family had moved North, there weren't any re- 
latives in the Erie-Fulton, Illinois area. Any celebrations 
that dld-ta"ke plac^ were in the family home. The family was 
religious and did take part in church functio^ia at tho Meth- 



odist Church in Erie, Illinois. 

Pete and Ida were hard working people and strict disci- 
plinarians. Each child was given specific chores to do , 
and the girls filled their days with sewing, canning, and taking 
care of the babies. The boys helped their father with the farm 
chores and crops. As soon as the women were old enough, they • 
took part-time Jobs babysitting and doing domestic work for 
neighbors and people who lived in town. 

The house jOn their farm was a relatively small three bed- 
room house and was crowded after a few children were born, 
Pete and Ida had one bedroom, the boys another, and the girls 
the third room. At times, there were two or three children in 
one bed. 

Both Pete and Ida made the Important decisions concerning 
the family, but Ida was the disciplinarian for the children, 
and was considered quite strict. It was a custom in their 
family that no one was to speak at the table when eating. There 
was a definite seating arrangement at the table, with the parents 
at each end and usually the youngest nearest the mother. 

Usually by the age of sixteen or seventeen, the children 
were working at full-time Jobs. The boys followed their father's 
Occupation. Kary had attended seven years of schooling before 
starting to work doing domestic work in Erie, She continued 
to live at home and work outside the home ^until she was married. 



< -^ ; Earl Hulzenga 

* 1894 - 1951 

Earl Hulzenga was born January 28, 1894. His parents, 
Herman and Grace Hulzenga, decided to move their family and 
Immigrate to the United States when Earl was seven years old. 
Earl's parents came to this country seeking greater economical 
opportunities, something they felt Holland could not offer. 
There v/ere five boys and four girls In the family, and they 
settl<i4. on a farm near the predominately Dutch town of Erie, 
Illinois. 

Not much Is knovm about his early childhood. He completed 
six years of schooling before working for his father full-time 
on the family farm. 

When he was fifteen or sixteen years old, Earl started to 
hire-out to neighboring farmers as a farm -hand, besides working 
on the family farm. He continued these occupations until he 
was twenty years old, and then he married. 



, . V Earl and Mary Huizenga 

Earl Hulzenga and Mary Hussong met In Erie, Illinois 
in the latter part of 1913. They courted and were married on 
February 29, 1914, 

The couple moved Into a rented three bedroom heme in 
Erie and Earl continued his occupation as a hired-farm-hand, 
and he also started a custom butchering service. Their first 
child, Donald, was born September 15, 1915. The family then 
bought a larger home in Erie, which they maintained until 
1945. There were a total of eight children born. One, John, 
was killed during his senior year of high school, and another 
died at birth. 

In 1945, with the advancement in commercial refrigeration, 
Earl and Mary moved to Pulton, Illinois, where Earl built a 
locker plant and started a custom butchering service. Both 
Earl and Mary worked at this business until Earl's death in 
1951, when their son, Donald, continued the business, 

Mary Huizenga still maintains the same home in Fulton, 
Illinois that she and her husband moved into in 1945. 



Marvin L. DeWeerdt 



Marvin is the first of the seventeen children born 
to John and Dina DeV/eerdt, 

Within John and Dlna's first ten years of marriage 
they had eight children, whclh undoubtedly put an economic 
strain on the family. Being the oldest, Marvin carried the 
responsibility for caring for the older children while his 
mother cared tfea for babies. As each child grew older, he 
was given areas of responslbllty and expected to perform 
their duties before and after school. 

Because of the closeness In age between the first eight 
children, they naturally are more close than with the last 
nine children. In my interview, It became apparent that the 
children pulled together as John, the children's father, be- 
came less a dominant figure. Marvin was expected to work In 
his father *s grocery store, and he also worked part-time at 
the Fulton Journal. 

There were many family celebrations and reunions with 
visiting relatives but this was restricted mainly to the 
Slkkesia side of relatives. Apparently, there was a family 
disagreement between John and his father and most communication 
stopped. 

Their home consisted on the lower floor of a living area^ 
a Bitting area, John and Dlna's bedroom, and a large kitchen- 



eating area. The upstairs had three bedrooms where all the 
children slept. 

During his childhood, Marvin had several Jobs after 
school, the pay from which he gave to his mother for the 
support of the family, as did each of the older children. 

During his later teen years and after graduation from 
high school, Marvin took an apprenticeship at the Pulton 
Journal to learn the printing trade. After the start of Vforld 
V/ar II, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Yeoman. 
He married Grace Huizenga on April 25, 19^2, 



Grace Hulzenga DeWeerdt 

Grace M. Huizenga was born on August 8, 1924 in Erie, 
Illinois. She is the fifth of eight children born to Earl 
and Mary Huizenga. All of her childhood until she was eighteen 
years old was spent in Brie, Illinois, 

The family was considered lower middle class. The home 
in which she was brought up consisted of six rooms. The 
upstairs had three bedrooms. The girls shared one bedroom, as 
did the boys, with the last being Earl and Mary*s. Usually 
the youngest child slept in the hall nearest the parent's 
room. Downstairs there was a sitting room, a dining room, 
and kitchen. Most family functions were either in the kitchen 
or the dining room. The dining room table served as the center 
of activity and the homework was done there as were games 
played. 

As soon as she was old enough, Grace like her brothers 
and sisters, was given specific chores to be done such as 
bringing in coal and wood and carrying iut the ashes. The 
girls were responsible for washing the dishes and housework, 
which was to be done before school. All of the children 
held after school Jobs as soon as they were old enough. In 
their sparetime, the children would play games in one of the 
pastures near their home, i ' ,. V i " 



There -were many family celebrations and the Hulzenga 
home was the center for them. Relatives from the Hulzenga 
side would come for holidays and picnics. All weddings, 
baptisms, and funerals were held In the Methodist church 
in Erie, Illinois, There weren't any long vacations as the 
only vehicle the family had was the truck that Earl Hulzenga 
used in his butchering service. 

In Grace's childhood, her mother was the disciplinarian 
of the family. Most major decisions were made jointly 
concerning the family business. And at no time did a grand- 
parent or other adult outside of the immediate family, with 
the exception of school teachers, discipline the children. 
Also, at noxime did married children live with their parents. 
The children weren't encouraged to leave but most were married 
within three years of high school graduation. 

Grace was the first of the children to leave Erie and 
move by herself to another city to gain employment. Though 
not the first to marry, she left Erie and moved to Sterling, 
Illinois. Later, she moved to Pulton, Illinois and worked 
in Clinton, Iowa, It was while she was working in Olinton 
and living in Pulton that she met her brother-in-law's 
cousin, Marvin HeWeerdt, 



Marvin and Grace DeWeerdt 



Marvin and Grace DeWeerdt met while Marvin was home on 
leave from the Navy during World War II. Grace's sister, 
Edna, had married Wayne Slkkema, Marvin's cousin. The court- 
ship continued until April 25, 19-^2 when they were married 
in the Methodist church in Erie, 111, The couple then 
returned to Key V7est, Florida where Marvin was stationed. 
In 19^^, Marvin was transferred to Miami, Florida and their 
first son, John, was born on July 6, 1944. 

Following discharge from the service, the family moved 
to Mt, Morris, Illinois where Marvin resumed an apprenticeship 
in the printing trade at Kable Brothers printing plant. 
The couple bought their first horn In Mt. Morris, a small 
two bedroom house. In 1948, their second son, Jeff, was born 
on September 29. Marvin continued working at Kable until 196I 
when he became a special representative for the International 
Typftgraphlcal Union. In 1962, the family moved to Rockford, 
Illinois. At that time John, attended Shlmer College as an 
early entrant. Jeff graduated from Rockford East High School 
in 1966 and began attending Rock Valley College, Marvin and 
Grace moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado due to a promotion. 

Grace DeWeerdt has worked at outside Jobs throughout her 
marriage, while still maintaining her family. 



The family has always lived away from it's relatives 
and at no time has a relative lived with the family, except 
for extended visits. Although this Is true, the family quite 
often attended several family reunions, celebrations, and 
gatherings and would always visit their relatives in Fulton. 

Illinois. 

Decisions concerning moving were always a Joint decision 
but more often than not dictated by Marvin's employment. 
Since Marvin was travelling for the union to a great extent, 
much of the discipline fell upon Grace, as did the responsib- 
ility for the raising of the children. Both Marvin and Grace 
took an avid Interest in their children and tried to provide 
better living conditions, home life, and educations than 
had been provided by their parents. They always encouraged 
their children to work towards success In the accepted fashions 
of schooling and hard work, but never encouraged either of 
their sons to enter the same occupation as their father. 

The family has lived in some thirteen different homes. 
The cause of this has not always been readily apparent, how- 
ever it is known th^t Grace has an interest in designing 
homes and Interior decoration. 

The Children had quite an average childhood and were 
supported by their parents In school, sports, and church _ 

functions. 

At the present, Marvin and Grace DeWeerdt live In Colo- 
rado springs. Colorado where Marvin In employed as Director 
of Organization for the I.T.U. and Grace is employed In 
real estate. 






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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 
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Sources of Information 

A. Interviews with; 

1. Rose Egland 

2. Mrs. Robert Ashley 

3. My Aunts, Blanche and Leta 

4. My Mother and Father 

B. Previous research by; 

1. Rose Egland 

2. Mrs. Robert Ashley 

C. Other Sources 

1. Family Bibles 

2. Death, Marriage, Birth, and Baptismal records 

3. Census records 




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Descendants of My Grandfather Diehl 

My family has found research information on eight of my Great 
Great Great Great Grandparents. 

Ludwig Horst married Anna Margaretha Rath, who gave birth to my 
Great Great Great Great Grandfather, Johann Heinich Horst in 1784, in 
Sellenrod, Germany. Nothing else is known about Ludwig and Anna Rath. 

Johann Heinrich Muller married Anna Elizabeth Muller. Anna 
Elizabeth gave birth to my Great GreatGreatGrandmother , Anna Elizabeth 
Muller in 1790, in Sellenrod, Germany. Nothing else is known about 
Johann and Anna Muller. 

Johann Conrad Appel married Anna Elizabeth Tunk, on December 10, 
1802, and Anna gave birth to my Great Great Great Grandfather, Johann 
Conrad Appel. Nothing more is known about Johann and Anna Appel. 

Werner loiob married Anna Barbara Schmeidmul ler on September 29, 
1804. Anna gave birth to Anna Kathanna Knob, ray Great Great Great 
Grandmother. 

This is all the information we obtained concerning my Great Great 
Great Great Grandparents. 

The following is all the information we obtained about my Great 
Great Great Grandparents: 

Johann Heinrich Horst, the son of Ludwig Horst married Anna Elizabeth 
Muller on January 26, 1809. Johann was 26 and Anna was 19. Anna was 
the daughter of Johann Heinrich. Anna gave birth to Johann George Horst 
on April 12, 1824, in Sellenrod, Germany. Johann was my Great Great 
Grandfather. 



Johann Conrad Appel Jr. married Anna Kathanna Knob on November 6, 
1828. Johann was the son of Johann Conrad Appel, Sj-. Anna was the daughter 
of Werner Knob. Johann was 25 at the time of their marriage and Anna was 
24. On February 25, 1828, Anna gave birth to my Great Great Grandmother, 
Anna Mararetha Appel, in Sellenrod, Germany. Sometime after 1850, they 
all moved from Germany to America, but it is not known when or precisely 
where they moved. The only thing else that is known about them is that 
Johann died on August 25, 1879 at the age of 77 and Anna died on October 22, 
1895 at the age of 91. Both were buried in the West Grove Cemetery which 
is located in Mt . Morris Township, Ogle County, Illinois. 

This is all the information that could be gathered concerning my 
Great Great Great Grandparents. 

The following information concerns all four of ray Great Great 
Grandparents : 

Johannus Diehl married Catherine Fisheller in 1838. Both were born 
in Hesse-Darmstaat , Germany, which is 18 miles from Frankfort. The exact 
date of birth is not known for either one. Their parents names aren't 
known. Catherine gave birth to my Great Grandfather John Henry, Sr. on 
September 26, 1843 in Germany. He was the eldest son. Nothing else is 
known about Johannus and Catherine except that they both died, along with 
a son named August and a father, in a typhoid epidemic in Germany in 1869. 

Johann George Horst, the son of Johann Heinich Horst, married Anna 
Mararetha Appel on September 13, 1850. Anna was the daughter of Johann 
Conrad. Johann was 26, and Anna was 22 at the time of their marriage. 
Anna had already given birth to my Great Grandmother, Anna Elizabeth 
(Appel) Horst on November 1, 1849 in Sellenrod, Germany. Sometime after 
their marriage they moved from Sellenrod to America, but it is not known 
precisely when or where they moved. Little else is known about Johann 
except that he died on October 22, 1914 at the age of 90. Anna had died 



33 years prior on May 23, 1881. Both were buried in the West Grove 
Cemetery in the Mt . Morris Township. 

This is all the information we obtained on ray four Great Great 
Grandparents . 

Tne following concerns my Great Grandparents: 

Anna Elizabeth Horst, daughter of Johann George Horst, carried John 
Kenry Sr. Diehl after noving to Arr.erica with her family. She gave birth 
to my Grandfather John Henry Diehl, Jr. on Septerriber 13, 1887. 

John Kenry, Sr. was the eldest son of Johannus Diehl. As I 
mentioned earlier, he was born in Gernany ir. 1843. He attended school, 
as all Gernan boys did, it being an inflexible law of the land. Around 
1851 when John was seven, his brother Henry moved to the United Spates. 
In 1851, when John was about 18, Henry returned to Gerr.any for a visit. 
John decided to go back with Henry to the United States to escape the 
Military draft in Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm. The trip took about six 
weeks and harbored in New York. The two brothers, along with some other 
German men, came to Carroll County, Illinois. Tney all became citizens on 
June 21, 1862. John eventually bought a farm in Mt. Morris Township, Ogle 
County, Illinois. As I m.entioned earlier he married Alizabeth .-.nna Horst 
while in America. Altogether John and Anna had five children survive to 
adulthood. At least two of their other children died in childhood from an 
epidemic of some sort. John Sr. farmed all of his life in Illinois. He 
ow^ned two farms at the tim.e of his death. his largest was 142 acres. It 
is believed he lived on that farm all the while he owned it. His other 
farm, which he acuired later, joined the 1-2 acre farm. 

On ::ovemi>er 1, 1922, Anna passed away at the age of 74. John Henry, Sr. 
tassed awav on Januarv £, 1923 at the aee of S4. Tnev both died and were 



buried in Ogle County, in the West Grove Cemetery. Little else is known 
about their lives. 

My Grandfather, John Henry Diehl, Jr. was born on September 13, 1887 
in Mt. Morris, Ogle County Illinois. He was born on the 142 acre farm 
of his father's. He had some formal education. During his childhood 
and adolescence, he helped his father with the farm work. 

He met Elizabeth Blanche Rambough at a local dance, when he was in 
his early twenties. Elizabeth had come from her home in Kintyre, North 
Dakota, to be a housekeeper for her sister who lived in Forreston, Illinois 
On August 20, 1914, he married Elizabeth in Kintyre, North Dakota. 



Descendants of My Grandmother Diehl 

My Great Great Grandfather, Charles Rambough was born in Germany. 
Nothing more is known about his life except he married a German woman. 
His wife gave birth to a son, George Charles Rambough, my Great Grand- 
father, on May 1, 1853 in Germany. 

My Great Great Grandfather, Christian Paul was born in Germany 
in 1819. At the age of 14 he married Anna Mary Zumdahl . She was born 
in Germany in 1817. She was 16 at the time of their wedding. Three 
vears after their wedding, Anna gave birth to their first child, Louise 
D. Paul. Christian C, their second child was born November 15, 1847. 
At this time thev were living in the Province of Lippe-Detmold , Germany 
and presumably farming. In 1848, less than one year after Christian's 
birth, Mr. Paul and the entire family set sail for America and located 
in New York that same year. 

In 1849, thev moved from New York to a farm located in Mt. Morris 
Township, Ogle County, Illinois. His occupation while in New York was 
not known. The same year he moved to Mt . Morris Township, he was 
involved in a serious farm accident. He was crushed in a threshing 
machine, having his right shoulder and arm and four ribs badlv fractured. 
He was unable to farm for the following two years, from 1850 to 1852. 
In 1850, his wife Anna gave birth to twins, John and Henry. In 1852 
Mr. Paul returned to farming. That same year, Minnie, my Great Grand- 
mother was born. In 1856 Fred was born and in 1857 their youngest child, 
Lewis was born. 

Christian Paul came to this country a poor man with a young family. 
By industry and perseverance he accumulated 380 acres of land worth 



S20,000.00. Both Christian and Anna were members of the Reformed Church 
since childhood. Mr. Paul served part of the time as deacon. He died 
in 1899. The place of his burial is unknown. Anna's time of death and 
place of burial are also unknown. 

George Charles Rambough, my Great Grandfather, son of Charles 
Rambough, was born May 1, 1853 in Macklenburg, Germany. Sometime be- 
fore his marriage to Minnie Elizabeth Paul, on October 28, 1878, he 
moved from Germany to West Grove, Ogle County, Illinois. Minnie 
Elizabeth Paul, my Great Grandmother, was the daughter of Christian and 
Anna Paul. She was born on May 1, 1852 in West Grove, Ogle Co. Illinois. 
She married George Charles Rambough at the age of 26. 

Sometime between their marriage in 1878, and the birth of a 
daughter, Elizabeth Blanche, my Grandmotlier , in 1891, they moved to 
Dickens, Clay Co., Iowa. In 1900, nine years after the birth of 
Elizabeth, records show the Ramboughs still living in Clay Co., Iowa. 
Sometime during the next decade they moved to a rural area near Kin- 
tyre, North Dakota. 

George was believed to be a farmer most of his life. He owned at 
least two farms in his life. One in Iowa, another in North Dakota. It 
is also believed he worked with a Rail road company in his later years, 
but his exact occupation is not known. He died August 26, 1926 at 2:35 
p.m. at his home in Emmons Co., North Dakota. The cause of death was 
cancer of the liver and stomach. He was 73 years old. His wife Minnie 
lived until April 10, 1941, at Steele, North Dakota. Tne cause of death 
was listed as senility. She was 87 years and 11 months old and was 
buried at the Kintyre Cemetery in Kintyre, North Dakota. They had five 
children, Charles, Mary, Amanda, Lewis and Elizabeth, respectively. 



My Grandmother, Elizabeth Blanche Rambough was the daughter of 
George Charles and Minnie Elizabeth Rambough. She was born on September 
23, 1891 in Dickens, Clay Co., Iowa. Sometime in her early adult life 
she moved with her family to a farm near Kintvre, North Dakota. Is is 
thought she graduated from the eighth grade. After her graduation from 
eighth grade she began teaching young Russian immigrant children how to 
read and write English. Probably sometime in her late teens or early 
twenties, around 1910, she moved to Forreston, Illinois to be a house- 
keeper for her sister. She met John Henry Diehl at a local dance when 
she was in her early twenties and they were married August 20, 1914. 
She was 23 at the time of their marriage. 



My Paternal Grandparents Life Together 

After John Henry, Jr. and Elizabeth were married in North Dakota, 
they returned to John's home and he continued to farm the 135 acre 
farm that his father owned. John and his brother George continued 
farming their fathers two farms after he retired. 

On January 5, 1916, Elizabeth gave birth to Don, my father. She 
gave birth to Minnie and Lois in 1919 and 1921. 

In 1927, two years after John Henry Diehl, Sr. death, his two farms 
were actioned off. John Henry, Jr. bought the 142 acre farm, which was 
his father's first farm. He paid S107.00 per acre. The following year, 
1928, Rosie was born. 

In the year 1929, the depression hit. For the next seven years 
John struggled to pay off the farm debt. Their fifth child, Betty was 
born in 1934. Finally in 1936, the farm was morgaged. He still owed 
$7000.00 on it, so lost the farm., in 1937 

After he lost his farm, the banker who was forced to foreclose, 
gave him a job on one of his other farms. Charles Wishard, the banker 
paid him $100.00 per month. In 1938, their last child Marcia was born. 

In 1949, after managing the farm for 13 years, the familv moved 
to a farm near DeKalb, owned by T.E. Cortney. By this time, Don, Minnie 
and Lois were all married and had homes of their own. 

John stayed at the Courtney farm for a few years, working as a mana- 
ger and then moved to a nearby farm. He grew soybeans and corn on all of 
the farms he managed. 



In 1953, John retired from farming. In less than a year, not liking 
the boredom of retirement, he found a job at DeKalb Ag. Company. He 
worked as a night watchman 12 hours a night, seven nights a week. He 
got one day off per month and no vacation. In 1967, he retired from 
DeKalb Ag. He had saved about $75,000.00 from that one job. 

It is interesting to note that in 1953, Charles Wishard, who had 
morgaged John's farm in 1936, bought him a house in DeKalb in apprecia- 
tion of the endurance and understanding John had shown during the de- 
pression years. 

In the spring of 1967, John and Elizabeth purchased a house in 
Mt . Morris, Illinois. 

On December 2, 1969, John died from arteriol sclerosis . 

Elizabeth is still living at the house in Mt . Morris. Her hobby 
is gardening. She could be of no help in compiling this family history 
because her memory is now very faltering. 



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You are hereby authorized to join in marriage 

JOHN HENRY DIEHL 


of 


Foreston Ogle Co., Illinois 


aged 


years who has not been divorced and 


ELIZABETH BLANCHE RAMBOUGH 


of 


Kintyre, Logan Co., N. Dak. 



aged .?.? years, who has HPt been divorced; the Application 

for the within license was accompanied by the physician's certificate and the laboratory 
statement as required by law, and of this licence and your certificate you will make due 
return to my office within five days. No marriage may be solemnized under this license 
unless so solemnized within 60 days of the date hereof. 



Dated at 



Napoleon 



North Dakota, 




NOTE: The ori^nal copy of the certificati-«D<Hi.'.-nse shaU be returned to the County Jud«e who issued the Ucense within FIVE DAYS 
after the solemnization of the marriage, and the duplicaU copy shaU be immediately delivered to the persons married. 



Certificate 

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, ) 

County of.__ ^.^^. [^^' ^N COUNTY COURT 

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I, Dennis D. Schulz 

„,.,,. , ' " - Sole Judge of the County 

Court within and for the County of Logan c* » / >t .,_ t. , 

of the records a„d files .hereof, do hereby certify th.,Sei..-.r„„en. on wh'Lt.ht SScJi" a°pX » aX 

copy of the original Marriage License and Certificats of Marriage of.„..Jo^M:'.. Henry Diehl 

and Elizabeth. Blanche Rambouqh j xu i, , ., 

file and of record in the Court aforesaid.' " ' ^'^^' ^ *^^ ^^™^ """^ ^^'"^^ O" 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County Court of 

said County, State of North Dakota, this 16t:h /7 j of Decs 

A. D., 19.74 , ^^/'^ • ^ 

^^^^L> j8fgT^ftI^-dg&^/fcourt,.___... 

— ... County, State of North Dakota. 



Document #674 

Recorded in Book "C" 

Marriage Records 

Logan County, North Dak;ot:a 

Page 225. 

Fee: $2.00 Paid 



ITATE OF ILLINOIS ) 

) SS 
Wn OF OGLE ) 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the 

death record of John Diehl 

tnd that this record was established and filed in my office in accordance 
'ith the provisions of the Illinois Statutes. 



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)ATE: July 31, 197^ Signed 

>. Oreeon. 111. "II Ogle County Cler^ 



of Butler Cotmty , Allison, Iowa 
eed to Mirmie E. EamboTjgh/on December 7, l88l page N-381 
^ mt andVt NEi 8-96-3? 

xi to Minnie E. Rambough on January 11, 188? Book T-iiiL2 
Wkw? and V^rff SWt 8-96-35 

iimie E. R^bough and C-. C. Ran'oough to Frank Gallagher Bond for Deed January 28, 1888 
\i^ of St}^ 8-96-35 Bk U-211i 

innie E. Rainbough and G. C. Ranbugh to Charles Leach December 31, 1888 
I WfN^ and Ei»IW| 8-96-35 Bk R-521 

'rank Gallagher to !-'dnnie E. Rambough Kay 1, 1888 
w|w| SV.^ 8-96-35 Bk u-328 

innie Rambaugh & G. G. Ranbough to Margaret v;ood August 18, 1891; 
pt EiSEt 12-96-37 Bk 1 U62 

jinie RaTibough & G. C. Rarbo-ugh to Jones, Jones and VaJters October 6, 189U 
pt EjSEf 12-96-37 

. M. Fi.sher to Minnie Rambaugh Au£Tist 17, 189U 
pt -^-^ 12-95-37 Bk 1 U59 

irgaret Woods etvir to >!innie Rairiaugh August 25, 189U 
pt ElSEt 12-96-37 Bk 1 U72 

, H. Reeves to Minnie E. Ranbeugh Noveinber lii, 1900 
Pt SEt 18-96-35 3 acres Bk 9 372 

)rai Corke to Minnie E. Ranbeugh March 27, 1901 
9 acres 18-9^35 Bk 9 Ii91 

icanas Kenderdine to Minnie Rarbough Sertenber 3j 1901 

2 acres 16-96-35 Bk 9 pg. 575 
Jinie Rambeugh and G. C. Rambetigh to Mary Kinderdine August 30, 1901 

pt ^SEt IB -9 6-35 Bk 9 57U 

-rmie Rambaug h and G. C. Ranbeugh to Samuel Cutshall February 17, 1906 
part lb-96-35 bFITTO 

■arl, p^^'lo Rambough and Gengya _Ives and Irene Sijnps en /etvirl to B. R. Warren 
pt NE^s^-?i 18-96-35 Bk K 531 

;arl, Philo Rambaugh and Geneva Ives and Irene Sijapson etvir to BarbajsDerry March 3, 1920 
pt NE^Swl 18-96-35 Bk K 53li 






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Re: George Charl^ 



Ms. Rose Diehl Egland 
klG Avenue D 
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Census of 1900, taken as of . :fwy1 




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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 

Social and Economic Statistics Administration 

BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 
PERSONAL CENSUS SERVICE BRANCH 
Pittsbutg. Kansas 66762 



Ms, Rose Diehl Egland 
kl6 Avenue D 
Rochelle, IL 61068 



Case No. 9-221-514 



Re: George Charles Ran±)Ough 



In response to your application, search has been made of the records of the censuses listed below, 
but we were unable to find the name of: 



George Charles (Charley) Rambough 



b. Census date 



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('S 



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c. Address 



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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 
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OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR 



Rose Diehl Egland 
416 Avenue D 
Rochelle, IL 61068 



Re: George Charles Rambough 



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FOOTNOTES 

1. As reported to the Bureau of the Census. 

2. Given name not reported to the Bureau of the Census. 

3. Relationship not reported to the Bureau of the Census. • .: - -- 
A. Age not reported to the Bureau of the Census. .. ,~'f 

5. Place of birth not reported to the B\areau of the Census. 

6. The name of the person for whom the search was reqiiested was not 
found listed in the area given during the Census of 1900. 

7. The name of the person for whom the search was req\iested was not 
found listed in the area given during the Census of 1910, 

8. The name of the person for whom the search was requested was not 
found listed in the area given during the Census of 1920. 

9. The name of the person for whom the search was requested was not 
found listed in the area given diiring the Census of 1930. 

10. The name of the person for whom the search was requested was not 
found listed in the area given during the Census of 194.0. 

11. The name of the person for whom the search was requested was not 
found listed in the area given during the Census of 1950. 

12. The name of the person for whom the search was requested was not 
found listed in the area given during the Census of I960. 

13. The name of the person for whom the search was requested was not 
found listed in the area given during the Census of 1970. 



FORM BC-6SS 



^- CERTIFICATE OF DEATH 



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of Northrjoikota. -/W|l Registered No./!7^_. 
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(Usaal place of abode) 
1 of T«sMo«e in tAj or town whfre death occnrred 
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PERSOXAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS 



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16. Date of Death rmonth, day, and year^^ ^^^^_^^ ^^ ^ 

I HEREUY CERTIFY. That,^attended deceased from 

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and that death occurred, on the date stated, 
The CAUSE OF DEATH' was as follow! 



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What test f/afirm^ifpdiaKnn! 



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/State the DiseaseX^ausing Death, or in deaths from Vide 
itfc'(l) Means and Nature of Injury, and (2) whether Accidental 
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19. I'Jace of Burial, Cremation or Removal 



Date of Burial 



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THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THIS IS A TRUE AfIB EXACT REPRODUCTION 
OF A RECORD FILED. KEPT AND PRESERVED III "THE DIVISION OF VITAL 
STATISTICS, NORTH DAKOTA STATE OEPASTMEHT OF HEALTH, BISMARCK,, 
NORTH DAKOTA 56505. " ~ J . . " 



twvreissuEb^ MAY 21 1975 : 



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EXECUTIVt OFFICER AND STATE REGISTRAR 



SISTRAR A 



DEfUTY STATE 

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CERTIFICATE OF DEATH r^'iN'rr !<*•- 

fiTATE DBPABTMENT OF HEALTH 

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. . - (Toirathlp or eltj) - (County):^ (SUU) ~l^ 
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Witness my 

Signature 

Address 



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CERTIFIED COPY 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THa,T TMIS tS A TRUE »D EXACT REPROOUCTIOM 
OF A RECORD FILED, KEPT A^C PRESERVED IN THE DIVISION OF VITAL 
STATISTICS, yOP.TH CAJUDTA STATE OePART>€NT OF fCALTH^ BIS>»ftCK, 
NCRTM DAKOTA 58SD1. ... 






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DcFVTY STAV^ REGISTSAH \ 



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OCT VALID WITM3UT RAISED IMPRESSION SEAL) 















Descendants of Grandfather Ballard 

Little is known about my Great Grandfather Ballard except that he 
married a girl named Rachel. They gave birth to my grandfather, William 
Ballard on July 5, 1862 in Dandridge County, Tennessee. Great Grandfather 
left home to fight in the Civil War, before his son William was born, 
and never returned home. -It isn't known when Rachel Ballard died. 

My Grandfather, W^illiam Ballard worked on the farm throughout 
his childhood and early adult life. Little else is known about his 
life in Tennessee, except that he married Leonor Williford in 1889 in 
Dandridge, Tennessee when he was 27 years old. 



Descendants of Grandmother Ballard 

My Great Great Grandfather Meredith Williford was born in North 
Carolina in 1789. He and his family moved to Hawkins County, Tennessee 
when he was about 14 years old. Around this time he married a widow 
named Shanks. They had one son and two daughters , the son serving as 
a soldier in the war with Mexico. Tlie length of time his first wife 
lived isn't known, but he married again in 1834 at the age of 35, to 
Elizabeth Churchman Hankins (Summers). She bore him six sons and four 
daughters. Four of his sons served in the Civil War. Mr. Williford 
had moved from Hawkins County to Jefferson County when he married 
Elizabeth. He professed faith in Christ at the age of 30 and joined 
the Missionary Baptist Church. It is believed he farmed all of his life. 
In 1873 he crushed one of his hips in a fall and remained bedridden for 
the remaining nine years of his life. He died in 1882 at the age of 93. 
His wife Elizabeth died six years later in 1888. 

After his death a neighbor wrote, "(I) visited him frequently 
(after his fall) and although his suffering at times was very intense, 
yet he was not heard to murmur, but I always found him cheerful and 
ready to talk of death and his future prospects and always expressed a 
strong hope in Christ, 'having a desire to depart and be with Christ which 
is far better. He frecuently said that he was only waiting for the 
summons and sometimes would get a little impatient waiting the call." 

Very little is known about my Great Great Grandparents, Thomas 
Phillips and Sara (Dyer) Phillips. They had three children. Sara gave 



birth to my Great Grandmother, Mary Ann Elizabeth, on October 11, 1851. 

My Great Grandfather James Williford was born October 13, 1847 in 
Jefferson County near Morrison, Tennessee. He was the son of Meredith 
and Elizabeth Williford. He married Mary Ann Phillips on March 4, 1868. 
He was 21, and she was 17. They had five girls and four boys. Mary Ann 
gave birth to my Grandmother Leonor Williford on April 20, 1873, in 
Dandridge, Tennessee. James Williford died on June 22, 1883 at the age 
of 36 from tuberculosis. His wife Mary Ann remarried and had another 
child before her death on August 3, 1893. Both James and Mary Ann were 
buried in a Brethren Cemetery in Dandridge, Tennessee. 

Little is known about my Grandmother Leonor' s early life except that 
she lived on a farm near Dandridge. She had four sisters and four brothers 
When she was ten years old her father died from tuberculosis. At age 16 
she married W^illiam Ballard. 



My Maternal Grandparents life together 

William Ballard and Leonor Williford were married on May 26, 1889 
near Dandridge, Tennessee. It is believed William worked as a hired hand 
on neighboring farms after their marriage. Later He and Leanor rented 
land to farm. Leanor gave birth to six children while on the farms in 
Tennessee. It is believed William farmed tobacco and other assorted crops. 

In 1905, William sold his farm equiptment and he and his wife and 
six children moved to a farm near Mt. Morris, Illinois. William felt that 
he wasn't making enough money and getting ahead farming in Tennessee, and 
felt he could do much better in Illinois. 

They first rented a farm north of Mt. Morris. In 1907, they moved 
from that farm to a farm east of Mt . Morris. This farm was sold, so they 
moved again to a farm west of Oregon, Illinois. Around 1912 they moved 
north of Mt. Morris. This farm was too small, so in 1914 they rented 
a farm south of Mt . Morris. During this time they had four more children, 
including my Mother^ Ada. They had 10 children altogether. 

They stayed on the farm south of Mt . Morris, known as the Watts 
farm until 1924. 

While on the different farms in Illinois, William farmed corn and 
oats and various other crops. They also had milking cows to bring added 
income. 

In 1924, William retired from farming and moved into Mt. Morris. 
He began work at Kable Printing Company at the age of 62, as a night- 
watchman and boiler room attendant. 

Shortly before the depression, he got a job with Mt. Morris Township. 
He drove a maintainer and other equiptment to keep the roads in good 



Shape in the Township. He stayed at that job until 1938. 

In 1938, he was elected road Commissioner for the Township. He 
stayed on as road Commissioner until 1942, when he retired at the age 
80. He lived at his home in Mt. Morris, until his death in April 1950. 
He was 87 years old when he died. 







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February 23, 1976 
"Vital Statistics Records ' 

Jefferson Co. Court House 
Dandridge, Term. 37725 

Dear Sir: 
9s^ 1 am interested in a photostat copy of any records you might have on a 
RACHEL BALLARD (birthdate around 18A4) and a WILLIAM BALLARD (birthdate July 5, 1862) 

If you have any records of a birth or death of any Ballard from 1842 to 1900, I 
would gladly pay for a search fee. 

I am enclosing $2.00 for a search fee and would be willing to pay $2.00 each 
for any other copies of records that you might have that would be of interest to me 
in my genealogy study. 

Sincerely yours. 



I 



Alan W. Diehl 

12 Orchard Lane 

Mt. Morris, Illinois 51054 



We have no birth or death records on file in our office. Our 
records are of will and marriages only, ^I was unable to find 
either for the persons you mentioned'ln your ie1;ter." "Time only 
peimits us to check the index. If you had an approximate date 
of marriage, we could possibly find' a -re card that' way ,-'*_^ ^ v 

"Births lind fled ths"^aF§ Tiled Iti 1;he 1)e'p a rfane'nt ^xrf 1>ubllc" Health, 
Nashville, Tennessee, but they only date back to 1908, 

C. F. Hardy :-.iE i^sa . 



This Indenture, mcuic ihis.R^^^^^^ jay o/......722a<v^. ^ 

the year One Thotisand, Nine Hundred and. ^^^^l/U(jt^ 

PitnrS5rtl|, Thai the MOUNT MORRIS CEMETERY ASSOCIATION, of the 

(\mnty of Ogle and State of Illinois, in consideration of the sutn of..P^-rMjuCK^'..<^^ 

— - .^^-f::*...L^^^rr:7^^Dolhirs., the receipt whereof is hereby acknoirledycd, do hereby grant, 



bargain, sell and convey to.JA'^^,^^--^^ heirs 

and assigns forever,:^lpiece brlp.arcel of .land i7iHhe Cemekr^.oflsaidyissoQiaiiq^^ ealled]iPLAUf-l 
VIEWU^EMETERYf'UtudledpT^th€^Toivn.of=Maunt3Idrins ^H ihe CbmUy and Stale '^ or esaid,'^ 







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//if prixnhgeland ristridimS specified ir^th^ Rulesland^egulatiom lieret.Q.d7hiexcd,kmdhe}iich ^'tI 
/?MC?e a part of this coJiveyanee, or ichich the said Association may liereafter .tnahe in conf or/nil y 
icith the corporation- laws ^-ihe State of Illinois, or with any amcyulment^ tlwrelo. 



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!^n ^ihieis'ibhevtoi^lli^ Rrejident and Secretary of said Association haiu 



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JJieir hands and affixed the^seal of said Association, the dmj and year first above irritfen. 



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PLAINVIEW CEMETERY ASSOCIATION 



(Formerly 15hc Old (^cmctery) 

Mount Morris, Illinois 



'S' ^Lt^^ ^ -<^ ^ — JX5IIARS in Trust, to be 

iirrastad in sefe intorest-bearir^ sscrorties by the Plainvifssr 
Cenieteiy AssooiAtion. and the incccrie of said so/a shRll b© used 
by the above Asnoci&tlnn for the i>3rpetual care of the lot ^ 

c in tho Plslmdew Ceasatsry. 
Uount Harris, Illinois- Should tcc^ inccsie remain it shall bs 
sKpanded rroon the rei^ral fyounds and roachfEy. 



puiiai^ caniTEnr associuTTor 



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CO Tenn. .hen about 14 years old^^hlr^h So^rl d h<. r? w ? 
IZIJ '?"J '■'? '^ ■■■'■^°^ '^^" ^^^^1 -^^i^?' the son having ^^ 

to tV .Utll n ^t' marriage to :,:r. ■.Vllllford is not known 

to th. .vrit3r,cut ne was again rr.arrisdjn the vea^ic24 to °noth-r 
wiao^by the na.T.s of Su.-.:r.3rs ( Elizabeth Churchman Hanklns Surrl^rs) 
who is still living ana In the vvch y^ar of her ase, being th-^ 
mother of ten children, osons and 4 daughters, 8 of whom are still 
living. (Tnomas, L-^is, Simeon, Jacob, Jpir.es, Ch rJschaney, Jane 
and baran),ana four of the sens served in the late 'var.f"ho<^ 
Lev-is, Jacob , Jarr.es ) .J.'.r vaiiiford had moved from Ha;vkins co'. to 
Jeflerson Co. near -Morris tov.n where he rr.:-rried his iast wife end 
where her cnildren v.ere born, nearlv all of -.vhom are still living 
in said Co. ;..r .■Villiford has been knov-.n to the -.vriter for mor'- than 
25 years and reaving had freauent conversations with him on r-lle- 
ious subjects, he told me that at acidt the ace of 30 years he 
professed faith in Christ and joined the L'issionarv Baptist Church 
and since that time as far as ia known to the writer he has liv-d 
a very consistent life. About 9 -earss eso he cot a fall bv which en- 
:one of his hlv.s was badly crushed and from which hs never recovered ^ 
:ao as^ to be able to walk a single step, and was compelled to lie 
^n h©3 bed most of the time until his days were fulfilled, durlne 

rthich time the writer visited him frequentlv an.: althourh his 

suffering at times was very intense, yet he ,vas not heard to mur- 
mur, but I always found him cheerful and reedy to talk of death 
and his future proapicts and alwavs expressed a strong hope in 
Christ, "having a sl^^r??;, desire to depart andbe with Christ which is 
far better." "For to r-lm to live is Christ and to die is gain". 
Ho frequently said that he was only waiting for the summons and 
sometimes woulfi t?et u little impatient awaiting the call. He felt 
that/there was laid up for him a crown of rlchteousness , which the 
Lord the trighteous judcre should rivehim in that day. "Blessed are 
the dead which ale in tie Lor^J.^ea saith the Spirit, they shall 
rest from their labor and their' works do follow them." 

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IMMEDIATE CAUSE. lAI 



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o^ 5"29 19 61 , ond deofh occurred ol_ 

DATE SIGNED 

5-31-61 H.J. Stengel 



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Shirley Hoefle, Deputy 
Lueva NcHuF.h -qcm pegn 



HEREBY CERTIFY THAT the foregoing is a uue and correct copy of the death record for the decedent named at item 3 and that thU record 
■OS etUtbllsAed and fled in my offi.ce in accordance tcilh the provisioru oj the lUirvtii iiutulr} relating to the registration of births, stillbirths and 



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My Parents Early Life 

My father, Donald Lee Diehl, was born on January 5, 1916 on his 
father's farm near Mt . Morris. In his childhood he divided his time 
between school at the Coon Creek country school and chores around the 
farm. 

During the school year, Don had to walk about three- fourths of a 
mile to school. The school itself had one room for all eight grades. 
There were about 20 children altogether at the school. There were two 
other children besides Don in his grade. 

Some of the chores Don had to do were gathering eggs, chopping 
wood, pulling weed in the garden, milking, errands and other farm chores. 
In his free time he liked to hunt and fish with his cousin Eldon Diehl. 

After graduating from the eighth grade at Coon Creek, he began 
going to school in nearby Mt . Morris. His father allowed him to drive 
the 1925 Ford when he started school in town. He completed high school 
in 1933. In 1934, he found a job working for the Kable News Company. 
He worked as an addressograph operator. He helped to print addresses 
to be pasted on magazines. 

My mother, Ada Lucille Ballard Diehl, was born September 25, 1915 
on the Watts farm south of Mt. Morris, Illinois. She was the tenth child 
her mother Leanor had, and the last one. VJhile living on the farm, she 
did odd iobs like gathering eggs and carrying water. She attended two 
years at the Pine Creek country school. Wlien she was eight, the family 
moved to Mt . Morris. TTiey bought a house located 209 E. Hitt Street. 
She completed High School at Mt. Morris and graduated in 1933, the same 



class as her future husband. In 1934 she started work at the Kable News 
Company inMt. Morris, in the addressograph Department. 



My Parents Life Together 

While they were working together at Kable News Company, my parents 
began to date and on October 26, 1940, they were married at a Brethren 
Church in Dixon, Illinois. My mother continued to work at Kable News 
until 1946 when she become pregnant with my sister, Diana. During her 
years at Kable News she earned from $12.00 per week when she started 
to $16.00 per week in 1946. 

My father ruit at Kable News in the spring of 1941', and went to 
work at Woodward in Rockford. He continued to live in Mt. Morris, 
however. The\' lived in two different apartments on East Main Street, 
from 1940 to 1947. 

His work at Woodward consisted of inspecting final products. He 
also worked in the maintenance department. In 1945, after four years 
of deferment, he was drafted in the army. After completing basic 
training in South Carolina, he was stationed in Maryland, then in Jan. 
1946, he was sent to Italy for eight months. During his service in Ital; 
he worked nights in the machine records department as a key punch 
operator. He was overseas when their first child, Diana was born. 

In 1946 he was discharged and returned home. He worked at Wood- 
ward for a short while and then quit and bought a milk route. In 
June of 1947 they bought a house at 503 East Hitt Street in Mt. Morris. 
He hauled milk to farmers until 1952, when he sold out and bought a 
cement business. Their second child, Brian was born on November 2, 
1950. In 1953 they decided to build a house just one block south of 



their old house. In the spring of 1954 they moved into their new house. 

From 1952 until 1960, my father poured cement for people in the 

surrounding area. On October 21, 1957, I was born in Freeport Memorial 
Hospital. 

In 1960, he sold his cement business and formed a partnership with 
Kendall Myers, of Oregon, Illinois, in the road rock business. They 
formed a company called Mt. Morris Stone Company. They are presently 
in the same business with the size of the business continuing to expand. 
They have leased many quarries in the years since they started, but are 
presently working quarries in the Polo Area. 

My mother started working at Kable Printing Company in 1962 and 
is still working there in the Personnel Department. 



My Life 

I was born October 21, 1957 at 7:10 a.m. in Freeport Memorial Hospital. 
I have lived at 12 Orchard Lane all of my life. At the age of four I 
started going to kindergarten. My best friend through most of grade school 
was Brad Claussen. My one hobby in grade school was watching television. 

My grades in Elementary school and Junior High were average. In 
Junior High, I went out for track. In seventh and eighth grade, track and 
football. I played fullback on the football team and threw the shotput 
and discus for track. 

In High school, I went out for football my freshman year and track 
my freshman and junior years. My grades in high school were average, 
except my senior year, when I made high honors. I graduated from High 
school with the class of 1975. 

In the fall of 1975, I began attending Rock Valley College in Rockford, 
Illinois. I am presently in my second semester at Rock Valley. 



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