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Full text of "[Rock Valley family history collection : first series]."

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CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois 



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Rock Valley College 

Educational Resources 

Center 



GRAY, ANNA MARIA WENZEL 1946- 



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

ear Contrilxitor to the «OCk Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studyinc, 
xTican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only .. 
.wminlues. .md will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
ccess to jusi those kinds of family histories needed. 

• liiMil ,v OFFICE USE CODE 

AMA MARIA T^ETTZEL GRAY a 

I . Your iwifnc 



0/.t(; of form IIOYSIBER 25,1974 ',. ^ ' " *. 

•■•■ (ID // 



■/. Y'.t.r (.oiiccje: Kock Va I l ey (-0 liege 
■RockTb rJ", Illinois 



***** )W; A A A A A A A .\ A A A A A .', A A A /; A A A 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 X 1 800- 1850 

1850-1900 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. , P«""^-. ^.J-, Va.) 

South Atlantic (Ga., Fla., N.C., TTH ..^East South Central (La., Miss Ala TennKy 

West South Central (Ark., N.M., Tex., Oer_£.East North Central ( « ' f ^^ • • J^' ' ° • '"'^- 

^Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) ^^^- ^^«-'' 

I'laine (ND , SD ,Neb . ,K«n , , towa , M9) 

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

X Farming ^Mining X S hopkeeping or small business 

T ransportation ^Blg Business ^Manufacturing 

V ^Professions X Industrial labor j( Other 

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

V Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian ^Methodist 

— Baptist ^E pIscopaTTan C ongregational Lutheran 

^^uaker ^ Mormon i ?tlier Protestant ^Other 

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

^Blacks Indians Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

X Jews )( C entral Europeans X J tal lans ^Slavs 

— Irish X B ritish Native Americans over several generations 

E ast Asian ^Other 

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

X Interviews with other Family Bibles ^ Fami ly Genealogies 

fami ly members 

_X_Vital Records X L and Records ^The U.S. Census 

X. P hotographs k M aps X O ther 



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

ar Contributor to the Wock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studyincj 
erican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only .1 
w mi ntues , rind will be eas i ly made over into an Index whi ch will permi t archi ve users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY ***)V>V*ft*iVA**Ai',-.V-.VAAi':Aytyr-.':,V: 

* OFFICE USE coot 



Your rwifnc 



AMA MARIA \vETTZEL GRAY 



D.itf of form NOVHIBER 25,1974 ''' ('D *_ ) 

7. Y'.iir college: Kock Va I l ev (-0 liege (id // ) 

^rockTorJ", Illinois 

***** )W.- A A ;'t )V )V iV A ,■( A iV 1'; A: A ;', A A A ;, iV A .'t 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 X I8OO-I85O 

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.) 

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

W est South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) X East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 
Pacific (Cal., Washj ^(Hawaii, Alaska) HI- Wis.) 

I'lalna (ND,SD,Neb . ,Kan. ,Iowa, MS) 

5. Please check al I occupational categories In which members of your family whom you have 
discussed In this paper have found themselves. 

_2^ Farming ^Mining ^ S hopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation Big Business ^Manufacturing 

j^ ^Professions X Industrial labor jC Other 

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

y Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian Methodist 

^Baptist Episcopal Ian Congregational Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon JJtVier Protestant Other 



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

^Blacks Indi ans M exicans ^Puerto Ricans 

_2j__Jews -/^ C entral Europeans _J( ItalTanT ^Slavs 

Irish X B ritish N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian ^Other 

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

i Interviews with other Family Bibles X , ^3m\ ly Genealogies 

fami ly members 

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

X P hotographs _j;_Maps X O ther 



FAMI LY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Nam e tii'oDolvte. WENlEL 

If dead/ date'of death Q October (931 

Place of birth Plesieuj . Pplond 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 7 high school 



Occupat lon(s) 

1st Boker's af)pr£nhtt 
2nd MQsfer baker 

3rd 

Ath 



Current Residence 



Date of Birth 38, July IggO 
vocational *? college 



PLACe OP RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates /g93-iqDO 1 st ^erman^ 

Dates /900-/93/ 2nd P/e^i&u). Pc/Q/W 

Dates 3rd 

Itth 



Dates 



Re 1 i g 1 on Ron\Qi^ (\Aihc\it 

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



Dates /I^i-/9C 6 
Dates }%C-I93 1 

Dates 

Dates 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother ft^^.^^ JgroCi.. , Polan<^ 

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



T^^MJ^kZSk? 



B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name FrgnciSzlcQ DW£ZftR5kft 
If dead, date of death 



Place of birth (TLit"Du;. JqrOgiM^ Po/Qnof 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 7 high school 



Current Residence P]esteu\ Po/qhc/ 
__^___ Date of birth ^4^ Februory i^y^? 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat I on (s) 
1st 

2n d 

3rd 

^th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



_«» Ist rl^sieiiV PoianrJ D ates t'^08 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 



pf^ietct 



Dates 



Dates 



Religion R 



Ohng n 



(2a the I, d 



' Political party, cIvM or social clubs, sororlt'es, etc. 



Mace of marriage to your grandfathe r^.toi^y-j^,^^,-^ p^,^^^^^ P ATg ^. ddoh^r igp^ 
°'"' il?aHatI^Sf!»fha«6a«'Sf^|(|? gg^i^^^^^jf stepmother or another relative give 



A- I St epgrandfather (your father's side) 

N.iiiK- Current Residence 

I ( (Icofl. (I.iip of death 



PI. ICC of birth Oats of Birth 



Ediir.it ion (number of years) 
cjude school high schcwl vocational college 



Oc(up.?tlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Isi Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 



3rd Dates 3rd D ates 

'«th Dates 'ith Dates 



Re I i q I on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Hamt 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 j 

(after leaving home) i 
1st Dates 1st Datt'i 

I 
2nd D ates 2nd D ate 

3rd D ates 3r d D ate 

Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather^ ___^ Date 



3. 

Gmndfather (your mother's side) 

Name O tq 111 S, Ici w' Z E LLM A NN Current Residence — 

If dead, date of death |^^ Attnusf 19 4^ 

Place of birth /^CldcciiPyiCf, MoiCie(.ka hhnci Date of birth ^, Mc\\J 1^19 

Education (number of years): ' 
grade school 7 ^^9^ school d~ voG^t^tonat 3 college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
)st hy(^nan- fhnculk'fal Coop D ates IS9^-l^9'i 1st {/onpu^ /iiilrfari^ pc^tx D ates I'^Oj--.^? 

2nd /lusmOn iMi litory Pc/ice D ates / 7^3- Z^/'? 2 nd TorcslQa' fclQnc/ Dates i92c-Hl 

3rd Polish hlci'l Po/iCf Dates Ijiq - l^cH^j rd ^Dates 



i*th Polish ^Qf'l InSirgri^ (^0 D ates .1u(viij4-rcMfe th ^Dates 

Re 1 1 g i on '^cn\Qn OgfUolic „ , 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. I\gii>ec| Priice f-CYCP ^-luL, 

Schcci OTjQni^rittohS 

Place of marriage to your grandmothe r pttdv^ilc ^^ lhf /;^IOb-, Qim. lllqr<H/ '^'t^ . Q. S^tst. l9^ 
Note: If your mother was raised by a 8 LB p faL li e' r ' O F bn UL»e r it i^t l VK (tO a ge \bi-^ — ' 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name VClUiig Wl'JTAS C urrent Residence - 

If dead, date of death 3C ygn. I'^5 ^ 

Place of birth Rudn.k Cm fh^ l^il/'gv'An D ate of birth j, DeC'^rnifr I ^^3 

Education (number of years) Pck<iW 

grade school ^ high school vocational col lege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st D ates 

2nd D ates 2 nd D ates 

3rd D ates 3 rd D ates 

Religion f\Omat) OctfKcliC /? ; I ' . ■ 

Political party, civM or social clubs, sororities, etc. LnurCn Or'^'^lQ nW{T(cn<^ 

Piece of marriage to\our grandfathe r 7?udn.|i^' en ^hV Ti . Lt-:/ ,^)/i. P^lav^c/ d ate 13, Stpi. I9c~ 
Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another rAlaf J »« (♦« ;g; '. ?) 



wi>av wav 



e un ine oacK or this page (0-2) 



C- I '.tepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f (If-ad. (tain of death 



I'l.ic .il lililli I). lie ul l>ii(h 

I iliK .it i<iri (rMiMil)f r of yf.i I ■• ) 
i|i.iilf .iIh)()I lii(jh school vocalioniil ^tol Ion*' 



Onup.it ion(<,) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st D ates 1st Dates_ 

?n(l Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

hth Dates '♦th Dates_ 

Re I i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d at( 

D-? S tL'()()r.Hidmolhfr (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f (lead. (I,jtc> of death 



Claci- of hlrth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Ist ^Dates 1st Dates_ 

2nd ^Dates 2nd Dates_ 

3rd _Dates 3rd Dates_ 

Re 1 i cj I on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date" 



CHIkDRtN of A & B (or A" I or 9- ! j 



MqriQ W&MZEL r^isfer i\naehca^ 

of birth P)es^^-fe^^/~ PolQ^^C^^ ^ date 



your fsthar's name should appear below 



Name 

P 1 ace o^ birth Ples-z-fe T/ . P~olQ^^'^" 

Number of years of schooling |if OccupatlOh neti'rgd nun e j-eacke r 

Res I dence GniCZ.ii(? ^ Polor^cl Marlte^ Status t^nmorrifed 

Number of children hone, '" — — — 



Name LuCia WEK'lfcL 

Place of' birth''7'"|pz.€i\; Polan^f , 
Number of ^ears "of scdbbl I'ng fo 



~~Sati 



\<^H 



Res I denc e PleszevJ. Polctncl " 
Number of chl Idr'en hont 



^, ■ Occupatl6rt re-fiVed secif fory 

Marital Statua umrr^nrried 



>:arie Edmifhc/ tielio dcf WgKqEL 
Place of" bIrt F piesVeu,'' Pcjak^d 
Number of ^ears of schooMng 'fb sirs. 

Res I dence Poland, rialti Em. Xs./I Malrlta'i Statue 
cr of chlMren '' §^' 



date ag". OetoUr /9/3 



^:^ 



Nutnbe 
Name 



i'hQrrfecj 



Ubor 



rer 



/I grig 

Place of blrt^ ' 



VVENJitL ___ 

Plfesz-evu pcki.ul _ ■ .'^^t^ I ^a ) 

Number of years of^ •"c'h'oo ''lug ' li """"^ ccupatlbrt — ' 

Residence Pjeszew. Poknd ' Ha'nVail 

Number of chl Idren — 



>tatus — 



date 



H:^\ 



Name <^£^el'q WEn/z^l Rusiecki 

Place of birth Hlesz^eiu HplokW ________ 

Number of years "bV schoolin g ^ Occupation ' 

Res I dence ki^'idz-Vn, G-dat^fc, Pcht^ d Marital Statua twot^rfed 
Number of cnl Idren X. ^— 1»!— i— — 



Name 

'*'^^® Cf birth 

Number of years of school Itlg" 

Res I dence ' 

Number of ch 1 1 c^ren 



ate 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of yearJToF s'chooJTng 

Res 1 dence " 

Number of chl Idren 



date 



_^___,^__^^ OccupatlOh 
MarltsI Status 



Name 

Place of birth °" 

Number of years of schooling 

Res I den ce 

Number of chl idren 



dat e 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth ' "" 
Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



Mcrltel Status 



date 
'Occupation 



ched M ai 



>irth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of 



da>: e 
^Sccupatlon 



„'^rH:al StatusJ] 



iniLOKtN <,{ (. and (or (.-I, 0-))-your mother's nonn; should appo.ir he 

" • "'" S+tA ^^J clou^q /J Polcniq Z^UMPiNM Fi\alkn (OS k ■ 

N.iiiil,.r mI /..i, . f,r -.(hool itK| fg 

""'"'"■' "I 'liMtlrftn I ( c^y^^ 



^______^ Occupation U >^ i V trrs , ft^ r^i'cfrssQf ^. M, 

Marital Siatus motriecl 



" ttiqttTe Z-£uuMflfvJM 

Mijinl.f, 1,1 yi.H ', of school fnq 15" 



ila 1 



/9/C 



R.-', ii]« 



Number f,f child 



ByfOh^ . Poland 



ren 



rX) -t-vcc 



Occupation tQuyt-'i' 
Marital Status oiarnVfy fo ff^li^TT 



3. N,.n.: kQ^unferq Teklq ZgLLMAMNj 

P I jcc (^r birth g-cke : f'clatv^ 



Nijinb<;r of years of schooling | j. 

K<:s i (ienco JatCSlgyt', Poland 
Number of ch i 1 dren ^ Qf^ ^ 



date 



TTccupation 



/9i-f 



Marital Status h\QrriPi-i 



date . 

Occupa 1 1 On Tfcac/it^ r' 



mi^ 



H.iw Trf'i^q Zfc"t-i-MAfaM M Q nice IPS jk.1 

Pl.u,- of birth CclCfc. /g^AJcn, PclQnd 

Number of yenrs of school^lnq ' f^- ^.v.^u^/a .. . «.. .cm 

Ke.idpiire biCmpttHj '^-''cutK Iv'ale:^ AtStralia Marital Status MarrifW 
Number of rh i 1 dren hCt^(- 

N'lnre Xz, q l-jt- l/q Zgut-ft-UN/'J Dari 

p I .K.e of hirth 0-^,1^^^ ^ys'*^" ■ ^'^''^^^'^ 

Number of yCiirs of schooling \ii 



date 



191 



Hes i dcnce EgSftf, l-Cndch, (,^i'i^eiT firrttit 
Nuiiif«er of ch I Id ren (^^ f \^c 



14 Oc c up a 1 1 on g^c- re ta ru" 

firrtfiuA Marital Status )y\C\rrled 



N.irm- Herm/na ZlTuuMftNN Mull^r ArogSmsjl: 

Plocc of birth Tq^c^hW, P(-io.>i 

Number f)f years of schooling '" 

Res i dcnce 1-L' lofl f 2c lO. Pckhd 

Number of chi Tdren ci\\f> 



date 



nio 



\c 



Occupa t I Ort 

Marital Status Carried fU't'o 



7- ^J'"*^ N9>\"^'^'J^ Tcannq Ze<-L 
Place oTbirth tato^lQu' "^ 

Numbpr of years of schooling /jL 



LM/JMKI Wgnzfel 



/St hLisbot><-/ fViVd 



date ^0, Bpc. 1933- 



Re-, i dence CK>CaC\c Xlli'ACiS , U.£.,A 
Ncjmber of children ( $') ^'\Jtr 



Occupation dgrk, <i'hr.f'cu:i\^/ 
Marital Status marrit-W - k/Td 



Name 

P I ace of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



date 



Number of ch i Idren 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



Name 

P lace of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Re'j i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



date 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



10. Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of school Ing 
Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



date__ 

Occupation 
Harltal Status 



Your Father 



Name Edmuncl Helicdor WEMzEL Current Res I denca — 

If dead, date of death ,30^ Deaetnh^t' 191?, 

Place of birth Pleszeic' ^ P&\ar\dl 

Education (number of. years) 
grade, school (^ high school 

Occupatlor/(s) 



__Date of bfrth ^B^ Ogfolber /9i3 
'f vocational college 5~ 



Is .,^^,,,,,,,,^_,,_^ 

ish' /h'tiwJ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
after leaving home) 



y ,, garter leaving nome; 

t (jfudght Hi/hr J ftJAOol Dates K34 - im 'ist fhdc^ora ^yg A H' I lia t-u Sf W Da tes [^ 3 ^ - /^^^ 
<3ncUiei Pchsh'/lrmy H3g - »<?4? Polish Pront of W,w. i) 19 38-/93' 



2ia^0ates_]^i2.^_j9£_t -^ M,,/n^,i &ermanu BO.W. fc^f^es ig ,^q - Kl-j-^- 



Dates fQui, - jq.tJT^ 



>r tf Rfl. stark F.Q>.o ^c. . aMCaa «tes tqsn -iU*? CcppuK / EiiOJjW 

ifth t lifer Mqc^i, re SKop. m 'es I9fe^-n7 .;3 — G h , ^ a ^ o . JllinDi& ^-S. D ates l^^fc-HVg 
■^'"9^°" l?rmnn AcUoirc 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, f 



Place of marriage' to your mother ^^MiTr nat ^ r^av^i .o H^cu C ». rnQ HuA d ate If, /^ugusH't'fS' 7 . 
NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfatihe tnat data on the oack 



you were raised by 
of this page. (E-2) 



Your Mother 



ame JoQhAQ ToSepLrv€ ZelMA-N/KI Current Real dance dhiCQQD . X/lmoi-s 

f dead, date of death :. .. . j i 



Name 
I 



i. 



Date of birth Ao , T)ea&tYyioer i9?A 

vocational col lege gL 



Place of birth JaroslQiQ Polopql 
Education (number of years) 
grade school '^ high school 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) ^ 

1st S'ecretaru TmnsUfpr Dates H^')-4l 1st MDr^mlaerQ.^ (j^rmanu D ates 1^43-4^ 

2nd Ubo^er at irrCfd lahcr Dates 1^4-3' ><S 2n d AnCOhQ. rfcily Dates \^45'4ip 

natTip,&«:v(T\Ai\u 

5rocei^>| siore c 

Clerk <x\ WenVi^ ^d Sfcre 

Religion Pomatx Ca|Ko(tC j ■ ■ \ 

PoJitical party civil or social clubs, sororities, etCt Dgryvocrat. t-CXdlGQ Ha iili arKi 

erf Si S-^ni>\au^ Vo'^^ka SgKool Po^s^^ Rfelcef FJmd" ' ' _ ^^^-^^- ^ ^--^ 

Place of marriage to your fathfer Hurhau. Ifewatrt^^ '' _ " ^ate , 14 , AuQn^r /'?'|^S^^ 

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



3rd 5roce,->j siore oiuner Dates \^B^-i>5 3rd (lOppu H^ Bl,\Ck\anci Dates i^^li-Sh 



ffK. ^Aica^D , Xlli>\c'is 



/<^5't-/>rps^4 



E-l Stepfather 

Name 












1 f dead, date of ( 


3iT 


th 








Place of bi rth 








Date of bl rth 


Education (numter 
grade school 


"oT 


yea 


FIT 


_ high school 
Dates 


vocational college 


OccupatlonCs) 
1st 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 


2nd 








Dates 


2nd Dates 


3rd 








Dates 
Dates 


3rd Dates 


^th 

Re 1 1 g ! on 


'♦th Dates 




Po 1 1 1 1 cai-p'^rtTeV, 


cl 


vl 1 


6f 


ibdl'S] clubs, 


fraternities, etc. 






Place of marriage 


to 


your mother 


Date 



F-2 Stepmother 



Name 










If dead, date of death 
Place of bi rth 




— 




Date of bl rth 


Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 




__ vocational 
1st 




col lege 


Occupat ion(s) 

1st Dates 




PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 


2nd Dates 
3rd Dates 




2nd 
3rd 
sororities. 


etc. 


Dates 
Dates 


Rel iglon 




Political party, civil or social c 


Tubs, 








Place of marriage to your father 








date 



tHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your narr 

of birth An(lo^;^QI-^aly ' 



■Name 
Ipiace 



" ttQCQI^Q...XtQ|y 
Number of years or schooling ' 



.Res i dence B^lv/ldgT'C Ulli'npfs 

!><umber of children f^V "h^/Q 



JLi 



-RTiTtTT 



lame Isaloel SJ-q^MSlcuva WirMlEL B alkin 

lace of birth Pen ky ^outh Wales , 6-rt. l?yvi-o in 
lumber of years or schooling 130 



^ ' r - l> 

■^es i dence Fl>>\iUood fiifk. j XH' »Pt'> 
Number of ch i I dren HOUE 



Marl tan 



^ame Tet'gSQ Jonmca WEK^ZE L- 

''^ ' ace of birth Coppull. La»\cocs>>i/e, En ^ |f? i k/ 
Number of years of Schooling |^ " 

Res i dence GKiCQc^c, Xlhnois. 

Number of ch i Idren — 



1^' 



^ame rt"tincg.c, Vakn'fc W£Hr. BL 

Place of birth gU\cQQO X|li>>o"tS 
Number of years of schooling 
i^es i dence (IKtCay . XllmoH 
>l umber of chl Idren ' 



Ji^- 



>Jante PfetfeV" EcimUKcl WE I^LgL 

?lace of birth <^Vi Caen XI I uiciS 
Number of years of 5ch"6o! i (.1 

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PATERNAL GR.'JIDFATHER 
KIPPOLYTS VJEIJZEL 

>!y grandfather was born on July 28, 1880 in Pleszey nr. Jarocin 
in Poland. Kippolyte was seat at 13 years of age with a bag of belongings- 
to Germany to study baking as an apprentice. He had conpleted his elementary 
education and now was sent to learn the baker's trade^ Three' years were 
spent learning the" trade under a master baker, four years as an apprentice, 
and then after passing a^ Board examination he became a Master baker. 

At twenty years of age, he then went back to Pleszew where he" 
worked as- a baker and confectioner with his father. His- father was- also a 
baker but according to the rules^ of the powerful trade unions of the day 
he could not study under- his father ► Long years of apprenticeship dating 
back to the" Middle Ages- are- still in use today as in my Grandfather's time. 

PATERNAL GHA!!D!X)THER 
FRAIv^GISZIU O.-JCZ.iRSKA 

My grandmother was born on February 2ii, l886 in the- riiral 
commtmity of Gutow in Jarocin County, Poland.. Her father, Jan Ouczarski, 
Was- a school teacher. 



PATERNAL GHA!sT3PARE?ITS ' LIFE TOGBTHEH 

At twenty-ei^ht years- of age, Hippolyte Wenzel married ay Grandmother 
Pranoiazka Owczarska, aje 22, on Oct 9, 1908,. Their "life aoheivement" 
as- my Grandmother remembers was the purchase of a brick building -which 
included sis- apartments, a bakery and a confectionery shop specializing in 
the sale of cakes- and pastries -both managed by ngr Grandfather. 

The apartments were large and" roomy including four rooms and 
ar Icitchen. lly Grandparents lived in one of these apartments collecting rent 
from the othe other apartments and supervising the bakery. Another building 
in the rear vi as used to house the apprentices of the trade learning the 
business from my Grandfather, a master baker, 

It.vaa in this home that they raised my Father, Edmund, and three 
daughters Maria, Lucia, and Cecelia. Another daughter Maxta Irena died at 
the age of nine. 

Education uas- encouraged by my Grandparents, Their son, Edmund, 
finished Jr.. College and then Military School and Maria,, now Sister Mary 
Angelica of the Servants of Mary, vias- ar teacher and for years the head of 
an orphanage. She- presently resides in Gniezno near Poznan. Lucia, now 
living viith her Mother is- unmarried and is a retired civil servant. Her- 
occupation was- secretary at an Old Peoples Home. Cecelia finished high 
school and married Kenryk Husiecki and" they presently reside in Kwidzyn, 
Gdansk county.. 

My Grandfather died at the age of 51 on October 9,. I93I. His- 
death which occured on Ms twenty-third wedding anniversary was due to a" 
heart attack, 1^ Father took over the business then for a period of two 
years and then it was leased to another baker. 



l-Jhen the Germans- invaded Poland, they handed over the building to 
the "treuhanderi' the man who had rented the bakery before the Mar, V^ Grand- 
mother vjould have been evicted from her own home Ilka many other homeowners 
if not for the kindness of her former renter. She was given one room with 
no kitchen facilities in which to live. 

After W.W. II when Poland lost her independence, there- was- an acute 
shortage of living quarters due to the destruction. of the bombing. The 
government stated that each person needed only a certain number of square 
feet for accoicjodations and therefore it was not unusual for one room ta 
house two or three persons.. At tliis time my Grandmother's building was- 
converted into many apartments to accomodate the required quota of people. 
^ty Grandmother Was forti^ate considering the times to retain one room for 
herself and one for her daughter Lucia. They reside there to this day 
and must use a ld.tchen that is down the hallway. 

The building was willed to my Father upon the death of his 
father* During his visit to Poland in 1970 my Father signed' the house over 
to my Grandmother. The rent isr paid to her- but Grandmother realizes no 
profits. The building received tuckpointing recently and the cost was 
90,000 zlotys. All monies- go towards the upkeep of the building and theser 
payments- are made to the city Council who will mortgage the building if 
these improvements are not maintained. 

V^ Grandmother is now eighty-eight years old and is still a very 
active and alert person who still corresponds with our family regularly.. 



>g FATHER 
EDI-TOID HSIIODOR irgTTZSL 

Ednrund Heliodor, the only son of Hippolyte and itanciazka 
Owczarska Uenael, was born October 25> I9I3 in Pleszeu, Poznan County, 
Poland. He and his sisters Maria, Lucia, Cecelia and Marta Irena were 
raised in the Roman Catholic faith. 

During W.U.I my Father spent hia first years living with hia^ 
grandparents in the town of Gutow. Here on Jan Ouczarski'a farm during 
the years I9I4-I920 the living conditions were safer and there Was no 
ahortage of food. Father received his first two years of schooling here 
in Gutow where hia grandfather was- also a school teacher. After the war, 
my Father resumed hia grammar school education in Pleazew. Hia father, 
Hippolyte, Was" a baker and owned the apartment building where they lived 
83 Veil as- a bakery and confectionery shop. 

High school graduation in 1928 was followed by two yeara of Jr.- 
College. In 1930 my Father underwent 18 months of compulsory military 
training in the- Independent Polish Republic Army. He received training as 
an officer of the reserves and it was here that he decided to make the 
military his career. His father died suddenly at the age of fifty-one 
from a heart attack and my Father took over the responsibility of the bakery 
business at the age of 18. He supervised fifteen workers- and worked long 
hours at night and, as recorded in his diary during later PCW years, her 
reflected these" were hard times for me; the pvirsuit of knowledge, youth, 
sports -and company would not mix well with the bakery business." His 
"aim to be a career officer" never left him and realizing this his mother 
leased the business to another baker. 

From I93ii to 1937 my Father attended Podchorazych Military School 
at ZegrzQ- (Poland's equivalent to West Point) where he became a member 



of the Signal Corps. Specializiae in commimicationa, he received his com- 
mission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Co. of the 7th Telegraphy Battalion 
of Poznan on Oct- 14, 1938. As the Germans advanced through Polish territory 
during Autumn of 1939, my Father's- Battalion received orders to retreat from 
Poznan to Lublin on September 5, 1939. In the battle that ensued, the~ 
Germans- wiped out the Company. Kjr Father and others who were not taken" 
prisoner rejoined the 2nd Telegraphy Co. under General Piskor. On September 
21, 1939 the Polish Army surrendered to the German army at Zielonff near 
Lublin and my Father became- a POW. 

Fl-om October 5, 1939 until the American Uberation in 1945, my 
Father was held a a prisoner of war by the Germans under the rules of the 
Genevar Convention at Of lag VIIA, >iarnau, W. Bavaria. Career and reserve 
officers plus thirty-two Polish generals were held prisoner here receiving 
minimum pay in German marks, not working and able to correHpond with family 
and friends according to the Convention rules. 

In 1944, my Father tried to locate his nephew, Stanislaw Mielcarski, 
whose whereabouts where unlcnown. An official notice sent to my Father at 
OflaeVIIA stated that Officer Mielcarski was- killed at Katyn. It Was here 
that the Russians in their advance through Poland massacred 11,000 Polish 
officers and plaxjed their bodies- in mass graves. These men —of whom 
9,000 were officers, as well as doctors, lawyers, teachers, and scientists- 
and the rest specially selected noncomissioned officers- and enlisted men -i 
represented the pride of Polish society and much of the strength o£" thff Polish 
national state. 

It was here in OflagVUA, that my Father, POW No. 15608,, kept 
ff diary written in Polish which included a brief aiitobiography, his grand- 
parents ' names, lists^ of letters- sent and received, thoughts- and writings- 
written in German, Polish, French and English. This diary has been the main 



source of all the dates and facts concerniDg my Father's life iintil his 
marriage to ay Mother. 

Also present in Oflas VII& were Eugene Zellnann (iny Mother's^ 
brother), Taddeua Fijalkouski (aarried later to Mother's sister Stanislavia) , 
and' Zygmunt Vojtas (Mother's first cousin).. 

Eugene Zellmann had taken his friend and fellow officer, Edcnind 
VJenzel, to visit his family in Jaroslavi in 1939. It ■was here that my Father 
first met Janina, Eugene's youngest sister then seventeen years^ old, who waff 
to be his future wife.- During the years he was held prisoner of war their 
relationship developed through numerous letters. On June 22, 1945, oy 
Father received papers- enabling him to search for my Mother in Nuremberg, 
Germany where she had been working at a German labor camp. The Americans- 
had successfully defeated the Germans- and my Father's six: years of im- 
prisonment were now over» - 



l-mTERV.KL CHEAT GR.^IIDFATHEIR 

Toyjsz v;ojT/s 

Her Was born on March 6, I834 at Rudnlk on the River San in Iliako 
County, Poland,. He waa a farmer and owned two farms with a considerable 
anount of land. Oa August 15, IS63 he married Apolonia Zagaj and they 
raised their family on thoir farm.. Since three of their children went to 
America to seek their fortunes, Stephania and Valeria inherited the farns" 
as- part of their dowry. 



MATERNAL GH5AT GFJllrDT-IOTHER 
APOLOMTA ZAGAJ 

A farn girl also from Rudnik on the River San, Apolonia married 
Tomasz Wojtas and was- the mother of nine children. Michal became a priest; 
Stephania married; Jan became an engineer; Eronislaw and Kranciczek came to 
Anerica where Eronislaw was- murdered; Anna died in childhood; Marya emigrated 
to New York;- and, Valeria, my Grandmother, married Stanialaw Zelmann. 
She was- born on February 8, 1843 and died in 193 !•- 



I-L^TIJINAL GHEAT GHAT-TIFATHER 
, .TACOB ZBLMA.M 

He vias born July 20, lSj!i3 in Radochonce, Koscieaka County, near 
Jaroslau, Poland. His father had emigrated to Radochonce froa Hamburg, 
Germany with a group of other f armesrs' who wanted to establish a model 
farming oonffipjity, similar to the Amish of today.. Jacob was also a farmer 
and lived in Radochonce all his^ life where he married Katarzyna De Dron 
on January 6, 1869. 



I-IATERTTAL G^^^T GHA'TO-IOTHER 
KAT/'UZYTTA De DROIT 

Bornon May 4,1852 in Radochonce, Moscieska County, near Jaroslaw, 
Poland, Katarzyna^ married Jacob and apparently never left her home town. 
She and Jacob raised four children: Andrew, Jan, Agatha and Stanislas, my 
grandfather. 



mat5rtt.4l grat7dfather 
s?a::isla\'I zsU'Iaittt 

Born on llay 2, 1879 ia Radochonce, Moscieska County, near Jaroalav, 
Poland, Stanislav Zelmann was raised in the Homan Catholic faith and lived 
on his father's- farm with hia brothers Jan and Andrew and sister Agatha, 
He finished seven years of sohool which consisted of five years of elementary 
and two years of higher learning. This was the average educational experience' 
of the day. He becane a foreman at the Agricultural Cooperative in Radochonce 
at fifteen years of age. He held this position until 1899 when he waS" 
drafted into the 89th Infantry Division of the Army in Grodek-JagielonskL, 
Leaving the Army in 1903, Stanislaw- joined the Austrlasailitary police. 
At this time Poland was still divided between Russia, Prussia and Austria. 
FromI795 when this division took place until VJWI, Poland was erased from 
European maps. 

After twenty-four months of schooling he was" assigned to s 
gendarme post in Nadbrzeze. From I905-II he was also stationed as a 
military policeman at the posts of Rudnick on the River San, Golce, Nisko, 
Stryj, Zawoczne, Horodenka, llcr^y i Stary Sambor, Brzezani, Rzeszow, Kamien 
Wisniowa, etc. (Most of these towns- are now within the boimdary of the" U,S,S.R.) 



mTERUAL GRAI'IDI-IOTHER 
VALSRIA WOJTAS 

l-ftr Grandmother VI as born on December 4, I883 on her father's- 
farm at Rudnik on the River San. She lived here imtil her marriage to 
Stanislavl Zelmann. 

She Was raised as a Roman Catholic and had a grammar school 
education vJhi^ was considered stiff icient schooling for a girl at that 
time. A good marriage vfas the main objective and since two of her 
brothers and one sister had emigrated to America, Valeria and Stephanie' 
vere willed the family property as part of their dowry,. 



^lATSRMAL GRATHPFAng'TTS LIFE TOGEr^ER 

Grandfather StanlalaM •was- a- military policeman stationed at 
Rudnik on the River San, the hometown of Valeria VJojtas.. After an 
appropriate courtship they vere married on September 12, 1909 — - he 
•Mas thirty and ahe was tuenty-six years of age. Their first child and 
only son, Eugene, was born in I9I0.. In I9II Grandfather Was sent for one 
more year of schooling by the high command in Lwow (Russia' now, Austria 
in I9ll). Upon completion of tliis course he waS" promoted to Commander 
of the post in Golce. It was- here in Golce in I9I2 that the oldest of 
their six' daughters was born, Stanislawa Apolonia, 

When the Vssr between Austria and Russia started in I9I4» 
Grandfather Stanislaw as Commander had to mobilize the armed forces near- 
the Russian border. In his words he 'Hjaged a small war with the Cossack 
patrols in the Golce ^egion of the border until the invasion," During 
the War, Grandfather was assigned to the Gendarme lOth Division and sent 
to the front where a heavy artillery battle was- waged,. He stayed with 
this unit until the Russians retreated at the Mount of St, Martin's near 
Tarnow, On November 5> I9l6 the kingdom of Poland v)as proclaimed under 
German and Austrian protection. The Allied victory however enabled 
Poland to become an independent democratic- republic on November I, 1918 
thus bringing an end to the Austro-Hungarian monarchy* 

On this same- day of national independence my Grandfather was 
assigned to ther Polish Gendarmes in Jaroslaw where he fulfilled his duties 
until November 30,1919. This organisation became part of the Polish 
National Police on December 1,1919. Grandfather was- then automatically 
absorbed hy this force and became Commander of the post in ^strowice 
(Skllometers from Jaroslaw), He stayed here lintil May 15, 1925» and 



then he vias- transferred to the High Connand in Jaroalavi until he retired' 
on April 1, 1926 at forty-seven years- of age,. 

During these years of work as a laeaber of the military police, 
five more daughters vere born to my Grandparents? Kazimera Tekla in 1914, 
Irena in 1916,. Izabella in 1918, Hernina in 1920 and my Mother Jacina in 1922. 

Shortly after ihe independence of Poland, my Grandparents built 
a: home in the outskirts- of Jaroslaw. Built in 1920 seven hundred feet from 
the^ River San, it was a roony one story rough-hevn wood sided bungalow. 
It had a steep tile shingled roof and inside the floors were wood parquet 
and the Walls plastered.. The four rooms were large with plenty of space 
for their large family. Oriental-patterned carpets- were hung on the Walls^ 
for decoration. Heating Was- supplied by coal and wood stoves in each room. 
These stoves^were enclosed by decorative, hand-painted tiles and they gave 
off a radiant-type heat. Water Was- taken from t^ outdoor pump and the 
toilet facilities- Were in an outdoor building. The attic was used as a 
place to play and for storage. Tnere were storage sheds in the garden also. 
An orchard filled with apple and pear trees- and a large vegetable garden 
Were in back of the house. A gardener was hired to prune the trees and 
Grandfather enjoyed attempting to crossbreed the different varieties- of 
fruit trees.. lie also made wine and preserves- from his- own currants. 
(Diagram of the property is- enclosed herein.) 

An old nurse who had attended the children as they were growing 

up lived in a lean-to addition near the kitchen. A maid also lived in the 

kitchen and Was responsible for the house work and food preparation.. Young 
girls from poor farming areas- were glad to gain employment and receive 

5 or 10 zlotys- a month in wages.. ^ washer-woman also was hired to 

wash and iron the lavmdry and linens- once a month. The linens were washed, 

starched, dried and put through a mangle. 



Jaroslay viaa a city of 225,000 people and conposed of farms 
and businesses.. I'ilitary parades yere an important connunity event 
since eifiht nilitary garrisons -were also located in the town* A variety 
of churches- fulfilled the citizen's spiritual needs: Three Ronan Catholic, 
one Lutheran, one Greek Orthodox, one Jewish synagouge,. and three or four 
other denominations including a Baptist Church, One factory producing 
cookies for export was present and also a slaughter house. The town hall 
Was a structure built in the l8th century with a "burmiestz" or mayor 
as its- head,. A railroad station served as a means of transportation and 
communication,. 

Grandmother Valeria inherited two farms from her parents as 
part of her dowry. The rent income from these and Grandfather's occupa^ 
tions enabled them to live a comfortable, well-off life. The housework 
was left to the hired help and m;.* Grandmother busied herself with other 
interests* She supervised her daughters ' needlework and presented the 
Church with a' hand embroidered gift every year. She enjoyed reading 
very much and insisted on spending tico- months- every summer at a health 
sanitoriua enjoying the mineral waters. The rumors of WJJL didn't 
even stop her from contin\u.ng these trips. Grandmother was" also active^ 
in the women's auxiliary of the police association,- 

1-^ Grandfather Was^ the disciplinarian of the family and Was 
the one most interested in the welfare of his children. It Was he, not 
Grandmother, who attended school and parent meetings" and supervised most 
of their educational activities. 

Their children were not ej.-pected to do any housework but 
schooling and the pursuit of a good education were stressed by both 
parents,. A dowry or education, and that usually meant completion of a 
higher education, were the days' requirements- for having made a good marriage. 



that is, a: wealthy or prosperous one. A suitable dowry for six daughters- 
Was financially impossible- and therefore education was- stressed.. Stanislawa 
received her Masters degree, Kazinera^ finished two years of college and" 
Eugene finished six years of law school. Izabella graduated froa business 
college, Irena: froQ teacher's college, Hermina finished high school and 
Was- married and my Mother 's education was stopped by the War.- In prepar- 
ation for their daughter Hermina 's marriage, six seamstresses were hired to 
sew her trousseu as part of her dowry. 

looking through family records I foiind many different Ways 
that the- family name was recorded. Since the name Zelnann had a foreign 
history (the original ancestors coming from Germany) it was misspelled on 
many occasions depending on the people who filled out the forms-. Zelman, 
Kallmann, Zelmann and Zellman are the various forms used. However, in 1934 
ray Grandfather legalized the spelling to Zellmann when the military 
reported their son Eugene as on ILeave without absence from the service* 
This was- an error due to confusion over the correct. spelling of the name. 
ly Mother and Grandfather preferred and used the Zolmann spelling of their 
surname. 

On July 13, 1926 after his retirement from the police force. 
Grandfather was' accepted by the county of Jaroslaw as the political 
cashier-exectitiOr in the Polish National Insurance administration. At 
this time he was also receiving a- pension from the police force. Ha held 
this position with the Insurance Co. uritil October 15, 1926 when he was- 
then accepted by the liitual National Insurance Company as- an auditor. 
He received a bronze medal in recognition for his services from the minis-try 
of National Insiurance when he retired in 1945. 

Hierer were no close relatives living in the town, ther nearest 
Were fifty kilometers- away,. During the summer when Grandmother Valeria' 



vient to the health sanatorium, the children would spend their vacations 
on farms of friendsand family or at home on the River San, 

Emphasis on the namesday or Saints-day vas stressed not the- birth- 
day as we commonly celebrate our births. This Was- a very special occasion 
and usually featiared an open house in honor of the person, I'lusiciana- 
vere hired to play for Grandfather's namesday celebration, the feast of 
St. Stanislaus, 

The Roman Catholic Church was- an integral part of their lives^. 
Grandmother Valeria was a devout member of ther Church and encouraged the- 
attendance of l-^ass- on Sunday and special devotions. Church feasts as vJell 
as Christmas and Easter were important and celebrated at both Church and 
home. 

Holidays Were a time of celebration for family and friends and 
the home was- filled with music and dancing. Market day meant that relatives- 
from the country would stop hy and visit my Grandparents. Food that was- 
not supplied by the garden Was- purchased at the market place which was^ 
held in the open and also in an indoor hall. The peasants would bring- 
fresh butter, milk and dairy products as wall as wood and potatoes to sell. . 

Grandfather Stanislaw played the violin for pleasure, the 
classics were his favorites. For namesdays he enjoyed aocompanyinff- 
other musicians in the festivities. Grandmother did not appreciate his 
musical talent and' was all to quick to suggest to her husband (slightly 
intoxicated at the time) that he give his violin to a friend whose violin 
had been broken in a fight. Much to his later regret. Grandfather gave 
his friend the instrument. His- children presented him with a hand wound' 
record player to replace the fiddle. Grandfather enjoyed listening to: 
operas and iqy Mother recalls that the sounds of the classics playing 
always meant that Grandfather Was in a specially good mood. 



The close pro:d.mity of the Hiver San provided an opportunity 
for the faaily to take Sunday outings by hoat. Cars- were not present in 
Jaroslavi until 1932 except those owned by doctors. Grandfather never 
owned an autoaobile. The main mode of trasportation was- by horse drawn 
carriage or "doroszka." Still used in present-day Poland these carriages- 
Were also hired for special occasions — white horses- for a wedding, 
black for a' funeral. 

Weddings in the villages lasted for two or three days of 
merriment, but in town the Church ceremony was usually followed by s 
reception at the bride's home. Funeral arrangements ware handled by a 
funeral director. The body was laid out at hone for two days. According 
to wealth, the room and open casket were draped with black velvel; bunting. 
Notices- of the death and burial arrangements were posted ail over the 
town for the public to see. A hlhk horse-drawn "doroszka" was used to 
transport the body to the cemetery. 

In 1932, my Grandparents bought their first radio, ons of the 
very first in their neighborhood. Friends and neighbors came with their 
chairs and all assembled in the garden to listen to the music. 

In I93S, the Germans started to bomb the Jaroslaw area. Grand- 
father, still working for the Insurance Company, and Grandmother lived 
in their home during these days when getting something to eat sometimes 
meant trading hand sewn linens for goods-.. The Russians- and Germans- 
clashed at the River San very close to their home in 19'41« Tho 'war 
years caused family ties to be abruptly severed. Their son Eugene WaS" 
an officer and captured by the Germans- and placed in a PCW camp in 
Kurnau. Four daughters were seized by the Germans and transported to 
Germany to work in labor camps. This was- usually a sudden occurence, tha 
Germans "roundin^-^p" the youth from the streets and conveying them to 



differpent destinations. Oftentimes there was no opportunity to say 
goodbye to the family. Correspondence was the only means of communioation 
and personal contact was- inpossible. The family unity was disrupted by 
these forced apprehensions of the Germans and the eventual emigration 
of Stanislava, IzabelXa, Irena, and Janina to different countries- after 
the war ended. After the American liberation, Poland became s Communist 
dominated country. 

In 19AAt Kasimera took care of Grandmother and Grandfather who 
Was sxiffering from arthritis and asthma, l^ Grandfather Stanislaw 
Zelmann died at the age of sixty-nine on August 14, 1948.. l^ Grandmother- 
Valeria Zeljaann died January 30, 195S at the age of seventy-five.- They 
Were" both buried in the traditional manner described earlier and the home 
that they lived in is now the home of their daughter Kazimera and her' 
husband Jan Adamkiewiczi. 



joa:^:a josep?ii-ie zeu-jmtn 

Joanna Josephine Zelmann "Wa^^ bora December 20, 1922 in 
Jaroslav, Poland the youngest child of Stanislas and Valeria Wojtas 
Zelmann. She was born at hone during the tine of Poland's years as a 
democratic republic. The home Vas roomy enough for Janina (as- my Ifothor 
prefers to be called) and five (d.s*terE5 and one brother. 

At the age of sixin 1928 she started grammar school. From 
1933-37 she attended high school and junior college until war broke out 
in 1939. She vas- not expected to do the housework since the hired help 
vere in charge of all household duties. Her parents emphasized the value 
of a good education, a determining factor of one 's- status. Her mother 
taught her- and her sisters- to embroider with delicate stitches the linenff 
for home and Church. 

During the two months of summer vacation, she would either 
visit relatives 01' friends on farms or spend some tine at the Insiurance 
Company Camp in the country when not at home. For amusements, my Ibther- 
and siblings attended movies, the theater and the circus. Mother remembers 
seeing the American version of "Tarzan and Jane" as a child. Besides 
the family outings on the River San, Mother had a kayak and spent many 
hours paddling on the river. There were many animal pets kept during 
her cliildhood years. Dogs, especially a German Shephard named Lord, goats-, 
chickens, rabbits, cats and mice found a home in the Zelmann household. 

At home, holidays were a time of merriment and festivity. 
Reared in the Roman Catholic faith. Church holidays were important 
occasions and celebrated' both at '^hurch and home, Christmas decorations- 
and gifts were started three months in advance. Intricately cut paper, 
foil and straw ornaments were made to decorate the tree. Presents were^ 



left by Saint. liLcholas on Decenber 8th instead of Christmaa.. Christmas 
Eve, a relicious celebration,, included midnight Mass preceded my a meatless 
meal featuring red beet barscz, pierogi filled with sauerkraut and' fish. 
The traditioanl breaking and eating of "oplatkii' a ■wafer-like bread", signi- 
fied the wishing or good health and blessings for the year,. Each person 
present at the table extended his wishes- to the rest of the family by a 
kiss- and the sharing of his bread. Christmas- celebrations lasted two days-, 
the first for family, the second for friends-. Other holidays receiving 
special attention were Whitsun, Easter, "Zielona Swieta" and Mother's Day 
on the 12th of May, The closest relatives were fifty kilometers ECJay but. 
family reunions were held occasionally and those in attendance included 
cousins- and other relatives- in the Army,- 

The military and well educated held the highest position in the- 
social pyramid of Poland in the first half of this century. The military 

Were in pov.'er and paid well, Jaroslaw was the 



mllitaryA location of eight. garrisons. Military parades- 

well educated 

f- \ were held often especially on May 3rd, Polish 

worlcing peopl^ 

Constitution Day, and Nov. 11, Poland's celebra- 



tion of their Liberation in 1918, My Mother's 



peasants 

rather, Stanislaw Zelmann had been a memiber of the 



JeWff \ military police and the families ' education placed 
them in this upper bracket. Working people held 
a lesser position with tho hard worldLng peasants following next. On the 
bottom of this social scale were members- of the Jewish community who weren 
very well educated and wealthy businessmen, lawyers- and merchants. They 
were a close knit unit held together by their religious and ethni* ties-, 
but they suffered a great deal of hatred and prejudice from those outsider 
thoir circle. 

During her liigh school years, 1933-37, my Mother was a 



meaber of the Fi/i organisation, a Club for the preparation for Army Service. 
Weekly meetings -were held v;ith lessons in governnent and tvo weeks were 
spent in a- caop for survival and terrain education.- Mother participated 
in nany other organizations ■ at school. She was- a member of the irt and 
Drama clubs, active in track and volley ball, and participant in various 
extra- projects including raising silk'-'orns. Latin, fluency in German, 
physics and math viere some of the subjects my Mother studied. 

The naraesday celebration yas' another special event celebrated 
by the family,. My Mother recalls- vjaiting vith great anticipation for her 
15th year namesday to occur. It Mas- then that the musicians came to ther 
home and seranaded her, a special custom for adults-^ 

These were years of peace in an independent Poland when Mother 
and" her older sisters and brother enjoyed pursuing a good education, life 
at" home on the River and Cotillion dances. However in 1938 the Germans 
under- Hitler starting bombing Poland. Mother's educaiacn oame to an abrupt, 
stop and when the German's took control of Poland she stayed home with 
her parents. During the German occupation, my Mother registered with the 
German Civilian Labor board, as was the rule for all people of working age. 
I^om 1939-41 she was employed as a secretary and translator for the postal 
system. When the war between the Russians- and Germans- seemed imminent. 
Mother was dismissed from her position since she was- too- close to the war news. 
For the next two years my Mother worked as- a secretary and therefore 
escaped being taken as- part of the German forced labor movement,. The 
San River was- the natural divider for the two opposing forces. As the 
bombing Was waged and sentries patroled both sides of the river, my Mother 
and her family helped people- get across German lines, a very dangerous task. 
Dusk to dawn curfew was the law during the occupation and no socialising 
Was- attempted" too far from home,. In December 1943 while on her Way to 
work. Mother was involuntarily seized and without time to say good-bye to her 



family iJas transported to i7uren'ber£f where she \Jorked sewing and than in an 
electronics factory. Mother's three older sisters were apprehended in tha 
sane manner several years earlier as were covmtless other young Poles, 
Correspondence by letter was the only neansof coanunication and at times' 
such as Christnasiime 1939 there was no word from the older sisters^ for 
three months. 

In 19A5r ■thff Russians- crossed the River San and occupied Jaroslaw, 
Then later in the same year the American forces' defeated Germany and due 
to the Potsdam Confernce, Poland's bouadariies were again changed and a Com- 
munist dominated' government Was established,. 

l'^' mother and her sisters, Stanislawa', izabella, and Ir en a 
Were reunited in Germany but they did not go back to their home in Poland 
after the war due to their political differences- and those of theix 
future husbandsi 



I'g PMg^TS lira TOGETHER 

After six days- of traveling, ay Father reached Nureaberg and 

foiind ny Mother at the- Geraan work canp. They went back to Iturnau, Bavaria 

and on August U,, 1945 Janina" Jozefa Zelraann became the wife of Edmund 

Heliodor Wenzel. The wedding was- held in the chapel at I!urnau by 

Father Jerzy Szacki with Stanislawa Zellmann and V/ladyslaW VJojtas as 

in 
members of the- wedding party. Their honeymoon was spent/ the Alps and 

then on September 2, 1945 they ware sent to Italy where myr Father- Was' 

assigned to the Polish 2nd Co.. allied to the- 8th British Army. Living in 

Ancona, Italy until August. 30, 19^6, my Father Was- an instructor for the 

11th Signal Corps at Porto San Giorgio, Fallconara. The polish army had 

been allies viith the AoBricaa and British forces during the was" and now 

also in peacetiEse, 

My mother did not work during this- period. They lived in 
private quarters- at the base and ate all their meals in the officers' mess. 
Officers were- paid well and lived comfortably; there was ample time for 
my parents- to tour Rome and other Italian cities. Post war years in Italy 
however were difficult for her citizens- who had food rationing. King Paul'ff 
monarchy was deposed and the government v:as then forming a republicr. 

On June 16, 1946, I wasyin Ancona' and then when two months- old 
accompanied my Mother on her Journey to England. VJith 300 Mothere and" 
children, all dependents of the British army, we traveled from Ancona to 
Barletta with Father remaining in Italy. Traveling by train to Naples' 
and then toSouth Hampton by boat We arrived in England on Sept 2, 1946. 
Ue arrived by train from South Kaopton to Kingston and then by bus- tor 
Angle, Pembrokeshire, Vlales where my Father joined us- and where wa lived 
until Xov, 15, 1946. From there they moved to the Haverford' West Army 



Camp for the- 11th Signal Army Corps ■ and in April 19^7 they were trasf erred 
to Oulton Park, Cheshire. 

A second daughter Izabe 11a (Isabel) Stanislawa uas' born on 
September 4, 1948 in the Army hospital at Penley, South V/ales, eighty . 
miles away from Oulton. 

Living quarters- vere provided at the Army bases-. There uas- no 
food rationing for the military, but British civilians had ration stamps-^ 
l-iy parents- corresponded with their families and it Vaa in 1948 that my 
Mother received viord of her Father's death. 

InApril 1948, Father's unit -was- demobilized and his- commission 
cancelled. Tlie previous tvio years had been spent undergoing iraining, P,P,R,, 
to facilitate a transition from the Army life to that of a civilian. 

Combining their severance pay and savings-, a total of -i 2,500 
($3.00 equaled one pound at the time), my parents bought a home in joint 
ownership with Peter and Helen Erzechwa on Longuorth Ave in Coppull, Lancsp- 
shire,- in April 1948. It was- a one family brick home with yard^ Three 
bedrooms upstairs, a living or "sitting room", kitchen and bathroom down- 
stairs. Coal Was used as fuel in the two fireplaces, one in the main 
bedroom and one in the fitting- room with electric heaters to warm the other 
rooms on colder days. 

After six months, realizing that this vias" too small a home, 
"my parents sold their interest and re-ia\'ssted their savings- in a home at 
15 Spendmore Ave., also in CoppaiUE. 'Biis was a semi-detached (town-house) 
briok, single family, tliree bedroom hone. Downstairs contained a kLtchen 
and dining room area- and a^ sitting room; three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. 
One- bedroom was- used as storage for wintering potatoes and vegetables that- 
were grown on part of the four acres of land that my Father- rented from the 
Cits'. Here he fflso had buildings where he raised five hundred chickens. 
The front yard Was- filled with climbing roses and the back yard had a large 



vegetable patch and some currant bushes-. Open fields yere past the yard, 
Coppull being a saall town in a rural setting. 

Mother se'Jed all the clothes on a treadle sewing nachine and 
enbroidered aU our- dresses. Father also grew nushroons as a hobby. 

As civilians they were included in the food rationing program 
•which Ma3- in effect until 1953. Sooe iteas rationed were: one fourth 
pound Qargarine and one eigth pound butter per person a week; (later in- 
creased to two sticks); t\Jo eggs per person a- week and raeat available only 
on Tuesday and Friday. Coal was- rationed until 1956 at two bags per family. 

Mother did not have a refrigerator but did use an electric stove 
for cooking. They had a radio but televisions were luxuries, only two 
families on our street owning then. V^ Father rode a bike to his job 
at' the" Textile Factory in Standish near Coppull. There were very few cars 
at the tine; persons having to wait several years after placing an order. 
In April 1949 my Father, mostly called "Tata" by his children, made7:6/ueek 
and by 1956 this had increased to £ll. Of his earnings 2 a month waB" apent- 
on the electricity bills. £1, 10s- / week or tS/ month was- paid for the 
mortgage and life insurance policies. The vegetables, potatoes and 
chickens helped to bring in extra- income and supplement the rationed amounts 
of other products - in post-war England. . 

Members- of the Roman Catholic church, my parents sent their 
children to St. Oswald's- school. Both parents- knew how to speak, read and 
write in the English language.- Mother worked in Church and comnunity 
activities and my Father was active in many Polish organizations. Ee Wa3- 
the founder of the Polish school in Chorley, menber of the Polish Ez- 
Gombatants, Polish Signal Corps, Polish National Relief Co., and he Was- 
the Lancashire representative to the Polish Council of the Polish govern- 
ment in exile in London. This government was- organized in 1939 and still 
functions in opposition to the communist regime now ruling Poland, 



Their third daughter, Teresa ganina was born at the District 
Hospital in Chorley on September 11, 1953. This was the year of Queen 
Elizabeth's coronation — a year of nationwide celebration and highlighted 
in our neighborhood by a street party and games. 

November the fifth oeant another annual celebration in honor 
of Guy Favkes. Bonfires made froa huge piles of brush and lumber were 
collected for weeks • and then set aflame with fireworts also lighted by 
neighbors Joining in the festivities. One of the most popular Churcii 
activities was a procession and crowning of Our Lady in tlay.. 

During the P.P.R. training all the Polish soldiers had the 
option to choose a- country to emigrate to since they were stateless and 
politicolly unable to return to theic" homeland.- The three choices mainly 
offered were- South America, the United States, and Australia. Mother's 
sister Irena and her husband Marian Mankouski moved to Australia in 1951; 
Stanislawa and her husband Taddeus Fijallco'jski moved to Chicago in 1950; 
and Isabella- married an Englishman George Dart. and they lived in London. 
My parents first decided to move to Argentina biii decided against this after 
studying the climate and economy. They applied for emigration to the U.S» 
but they were two days late with their application and had to Wait until 
1955 when President Eisenhower offered 2,000 former polish soldiers the 
opportunity to apply for a special permanent visa for emigration to the States, 
They applied for this visa and planned to join Stanislawa and her family 
in Chicago where the opportunities for living were better.. 

Their home on Spendmore Avenue was sold for the sane price they 
had originally paid for it. The monies and their savings were used to pay 
the $1,000.00 necessary to pay for the Journey to the U.S, This included 
the tourist class boat and train faxB for two adults and three children for 
the ten day journey and also the trips to the Consulate and Health depart- 
ments in London. 



Oa June 16, 1956, my tenth birthday, vie sailed froa Liverpool 
on the S.S,. Franconia of the Cunard Line and then traveled by train fron 
Nea-) York to Chicago. With ,^"700. 00 my parents arrived in Anerica and after 
four weeks living with ray Llother's sister they bought their furniture, 
including a refrigerator and t.v,, and rented a home with grocery store 
at 1456 North Cleaver St., Chicago. Two years- later they purchased this building 
for $5,500. 

For tliis first year in Anerica, my Father worked for a Construction 
company bringing hone :3lOO-150 a week,. Vy nother managed a grocery store 
until 1963 making an annual profit of $2,000-2,500 a year. 

The home Was a t\-;o-story frame with grocery store in the front 
and kitchen and bathroom adjoining. A large enclosed porch, three bedrooms', 
two living rooms- and a" bathroom completed the second floor. In I963, the 
store Was- closed and after remodeling, two large rooms were finished — one 
a living room and the other a family-type room for the grand piano, dining 
room furniture and plants. 

On May 22, 1957, a fourth daughter was born at home, Frances- 
Valerie. In this sane year ny Father started working for the P.A, Starck 
Piano Co, for 093-1OO per week.until they Went out of business in 1967» 

All their children were sent to parochial grammar and high 
schools just five minutes away.. The store Was- open six days a week, but on 
Sundays my Father always took us for a ride to Lake Michigan or to the country.. 
As soon as- he arrived in America he bought a black '43 Buick for trans- 
portation and then several newer cars through the years. We spent two 
Weeks every summer vacationing at various lakes.. 

Though we all learned how to speak in Polish, we spoke English 
most of the tine at hone, my Father preferring to converse in Polish, 
Polish traditions especially Christmas Eve have been kept in the- traditional 
Vay — especially sharing the "oplatki" sent from Grandmother Franciszka. 




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Their first son Peter Edmund viaa born on Feb. 12, 1964 at 
m. Masonic Hospital. 

1*^ Kotlior beoarae a citizen in 1968, tay Father in 1970, He Mas 
a declared Republican and she a Democrat. 

Froml967-73 my Father vorked at Littel Machine Co., usually 
bringing home $150-185, depending on overtime hours. He spent three- weeks 
in 1970 visiting Poland for the first time since 1939 and was retuiited with 
his Mother and sisters. He was- always active in the Polish causa and Wag- 
a member of the same organizations he had been in England plus being 
vice-president of the 3PK, Goanander of the Polish Veterans Assoc,, member 
of the 90th Post of Veterans, Independent Poles and Polish National alliance. 
He also received the General Haller Cross, the highest award given for 
veteran work and the silver and gold crosses of merit. 

1-iy mother worked in both full and part-tine capacities at 
I'iLcl-iaels Products, a health food store, from 1969-74. She has- always 
been active in the Ladies ■ Au:d.liary at the Schools and is~ a member of the 
Polish National Relief. Both pasioats encouraged their children to do 
■well' in sbhool.. I^^ mother is an avid reader, interested in herbs and 
wild flowers, embroiders- intricate patterns, learning Spanish, and now 
pursuing a new hobby — making fragrant -poxcpOTTls- from dried flowers 
and- herbs. 

In 1971, the old store front with its huge glass windows was 
remodeled with redwood siding in its place now. 1>^ Mother, sisters - Teresa 
and Frances and brother Peter live there today. 

V^ Father, Edmund' Heliodor Uenzel, died suddenly from an apparent 
heart attack on December 20, 1973.- 



Anna Viaxla attended St. Oswalds in England, then St. Stanislaus 
Koatka gramnar and liigh schools graduating in Jan 1965 fro::i Vj'ells high school,. 
Married to Gary Dale Gray in I'larch 196-4, X noy reside in Belvidere with 
my t\Jo children, Steve and Carrie. 

Isabel Stanislav'a attended St, Stanislaus Gramaar School and 
two years at St. Stanislaus high school. She then graduated from Jones 
Comnercial high school and has been eaployed as a legal secretary since 1966, 
She married Tlaomas Peter Balkin on Koveaber 1, 1969 and they have just 
moved into their first home in Eltrwood Park, HI,. 

Teresa Janina also graduated from St. Stanislaus Grammar and 
high schools. She continued her education at the University of Illinois' 
taking a course as- a dental assistant, a position she has held for tvjo 
years now,. 

Frances- Valerie, seventeen years of age, attended St, Stanislaus 
grammar school and is now a senior at Holy Family Academy, She is at present 
deciding which college to attend in '75, possibly DeKalb, and at present 
has- not decided on a major, 

Peter Edmund Uenzel, now ten years old, attends fifth grade at 
the same school his sisters attended. Ke is an altar boy, VJebelo, and 
plays the piano,. 



!•!?' LIFE 
Aimk VJ^JilA IJETTZSL GRAY 

I was born on Jtuie 16, 19-^6 in Ancona, Italy. At tvio monthg 
of age, my Mother and Father moved to England vjhere we lived until I vias- ten.- 

Coppull •Was- a small tovin with fields- all around where I spent 
ny free time exploring with friends. I attended St. Oswald's school at 
five years of age — the- teacher had a svjitoh and medieval English history 
is the only subject that stands- out in my memory, Ue visited my Aunt 
Izabella and Dbcle George in London several times where I visited 
Buckinghan Palace, VJestminster Abbey and Big Ben. llhile attending the' 
parochial school I made ray first Communion and participated in religious- 
activities such as the l-Iay croyning. On Saturdays, instead of seeing 
Disney features at the sho\j, I went to Chorley by bus and attended polish 
school. . 

l-ly parents decided to emigrate to America and we sailed on the 
S.S, Franconia from Liverpool to l\ov York on my tenth birthday. The trip 
was an adventvire — new friends and sights to see, the sighting of a' 
school of whales a- special treat. 

It Was easy for us to conform to the American way of life 
especially since there' was no language barrier. The students at St. 
Stanislaus were mainly of Polish ancestry and we were taught by the School 
Sisters- of Notrs^Da^ie,- V^ parents encouraged school work, never really 
insisting on too many chores to be done at home, therefore helping me 
to really enjoy school and good grades. We attended Mass every morning before 
school and I made my Confirmation in sixth grade. 

In I960 the new St. Stanislaus' Kostka High School was- completed 
and I became part of the freshman class whose enrollment was 110. 
Tuition was- ninety dollars plus book purchase and we wore beige uniforms 
and plaid skirts. I was- class president in my freshman and sophomore years 



and' also a member of other organizations such as Sodality and Library, 
In, 1963, I Was president of the Library Association of all Catholic 
high schools in Chicago, a challenging Job vith the other officers 
representing various other schools. I participated in science fairs and 
in 1962 Went down to Chaapaign-Urbana vihero I placed third. 

In ny junior year, I started working at Imperial Bakery as' 
a" part-tice salesclerk at :i?1.10 an hour. The pay Was poor but the 
bakery goods erccellenti It was here that I net Gary Dale Gray, my future 
husband, when he ca~e to ceet a fellow worker of nine. We dated steadily 
for a couple- of years. I worked at the bakery lintil our marriage on March 9, 
1964.. We had a short honeycoon spent in Springfield touring all the 
Lincoln sights. 

Our first apartnoci was on the third floor of an apartnenfe' complex: 
at 3057 II. Sroadway in Chicago. The rent was seventy-five dollars a month 
and we furnished the apartment with everything except a stove and refriger- 
artor which were there. At the time, we had a Austin-Healy sportscar which 
Was- traded for a more practical car, a Chevy Impala, upon the- birth of 
our son Steven, June 19, 1964. 

We then moved to two other apartments and lived in each a little 
over a year. Complaining landlords and the need for a" play area for 
Steve were the main reasons for purchasing our first home at 5024 West 
Ohio St., Chicago. Gary worked for the Post Office and his place of 
work Was only a short distance away. The home waa bought for 312,500 
and sold two and a half years later for $16,000. It was a green-sided 
frame one family residence, "^le front porch had a swing and inside were 
two adjoining living rooms, a bathroom, dining room, kitchen and enclosed 
porch, T\JO bedrooms, linen and storage closets were upstairs. A recreation 
room which we remodeled, utility room and storage areas completed the 
basement area.. An average sized city yard and garage completed the property. 



•We\en joyed" living close to our family and friends. Both of 
oiu" fanilies had get-to-gathers almost every week. VJe spent our vacations 
traveling to different parts of the U.S. visiting California, Arizona and 
the Ozarks during those Chicago-based years. Due to Steve's asthma and 
our desire to have our children grow up in the country we moved to Belvidera 
in Oct 1970, buying the frame sevenroon home that vie novj live in at 
53U ^» I-lain in the heart of Belvidere. Another child was added to oiu: 
family, a daughter Carrie Ann, who was born on August 8, 1968, 

Gary transferred to the Post Office here and novJ vjorks as a 
nail carrier. I vjorked for one and half years as a clerk at the local 
Ben Franklin ^tore (1971-73). Though Gary is Methodist our children are" 
being raised as Roman Catholics. Me are members of the St. James Friendship 
Club; I teach religion classes there on Tuesdays; I am a member and past 
president of the Belvidere Nev.'comers Club; Gary belongs to the Postal Union 
and We both support Cub Scout Activiti%. VJe are also active in City 
gorerntnent policies and have no\i finished a successful fight that lasted 
one year to save the median filled with trees that was to be removed from 
our block in the City's street Improvement program. 

We enjoy camping with our family and have spent recent years 
visiting the Smokey Mts., Devils Lake,Ui3., and several State Parks. Ue 
have a canoe and all enjoy fishing and hildng. '..'e also have a goldfish 
and a sixty-five pound hunting dog, "Baron." 

Sten/e is in the fifth frade and Carrie is- in the first grade at 
Logan School where I am an officer in the PTA. I am presently enrolled 
as^ a part-time student at RVC continuing the college hoiors I have received 
to my credit from the VJright City College in Chicago. lam also talcing a 
pottery course from a local potter and enjoy playing bridge, reading and' 
sewing. This history project has produced a wealth of information about 
my ancestors' and helped me to understand the life of my relatives in Poland 
"Who I have- never met. 



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Zaswiadczenie lozsamosci osoby i stopnia vvojskowecro 
•'^'''taray^weis des|polni^chen Kriegsgefangenen 

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fisany jest nastepujacy akt zaslubin: 



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set czterdziestego piatego roku 



j w kaplicy P. O. W. w Murnau zawarli zwjzek malzenski : 

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pow.Jarocin, wo j.Poznaaskie, wpnania rzymsko-katolickiego, stanu ! 

; wolnego, stale zamieazkaly w Ptznaniu, 7 baon telegraficzny, { 

ostatnio przebywajacy w O.P.O> .'urnau 

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yznania rzymsko-katoliokiego, stanu 
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Swiadkami slubu byli: ^Vojtas^jJ-adyslaT/, ppor.rez. "■■ ' ' •," 

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Powyzszy zwiazek malzenski poblogoslaw 

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poz. 



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spisany jest nastepujacy akt zaslubin: 






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set czterdsiestego piatego roku 



w kaplicy P. O. W. w Murnau zawarli zwizek malzenski 



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Ic- 0-1.13 5-, liy. at.ale-j, . syn -^ Hipolita 

i Francisaki Owczarskiej, urodjony dnia 25. X. 1913. r. w Pleszewie 
pow.Jarocin, wo j.Poznanakie, "wj-znania rzymsko-katolickiego, stanu 
wolnego, stale zamieszkaly w Ptznaniu, 7 baon telsgraf iczny, 
ostatnio przebywajacy w O.P.O^ .urnau 

Z E L M A N Janin Joz efa ( bi 



1 Walerii wojtas, urodzona dni 20. XII. 1922. r. w Jaroalawiu, 



pour. Jaroslaw, wo j .Foznanskie, 
wolciego, stale zamieszkala w J 
przebywajaca w O.P.O.I/Iurnau. 



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ysaaaia rzymsko-katolickiego, stanu 
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Swiadkami slubu byli; 77o jtas^J-fadyslaw , ppor.rez. .•;.••'•;' 

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He posiada gotowki i jakiej 

Amount a'nd kitU cf currenry in- possesion 



Oboz pracy- 
Labour Camp 



(Miejice i No.) (Place and No.) 



Rodzaf 1 miejsce zatrudn. w czasie iiiewoli 
Place and occupation as P.W. 



Nazwisko i adres aajbliz. kxewnych 
Name and address next of kin 

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Rocznik poboro\Yy '■/^3 r/ . 
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DISCHARGE OF ALIEN>: IDENTITY CERTt^fpATE. / , "^ 



les til, 



This certificate will be issued to the soldier wli-n he 
pilo^agh pending dischari^e or on release from Army ^rvice. ' 

A copy of this certificate will be despatched to the O. i/c Records coucerned 



hoapital diviliiiu.irj fjr on ,te 



SIl Name.. 



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.,*_- Xationality 
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fStrike out I on his discharge from' the Anny. ) ■ ''.t '?■:''.' :~-c' 

?^'^'<^''«^^j:^,^^]on relegation to-Class "iV or W(T) of the Reserve. ' ■■'' "" - ' - 
mapp ica j e. [Qj^yjg^.^,^ pg^fing transfer/tranjfer/to /Class Z or Z(T) of the Reserve. 



on /leave pending transfer/tranjfer/to/Clas 

He has been instructed to report to the pohce on his arriyrj in., 
■•v- His Police Registration Book, if held by the O. i/c^focords concerned, will be sent to him 
hin the course of the next few days. .; | / '^'y' 



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(Od wlasnych 4corejT>onJejil6w> 

'" STARANIE.M KOLA S. P. K. 

'■ w Chorley oJbyla siq 24 sierpnia 
" b.r. akaderaia poswiijcona 32 ro- 

' cznicy zwyci^stwa odniesionejjo 

; przez or?z PoUki przed bramami 
Warszawy. Na program zlozyiy 
sie: sfowo vrstepne kol. E. W erizz. 
. la. r eferat kol. L. Majewskiesro, 
deklamacja Lesia Duka, recyla- 
cja „Jestein Polakiem" i spiew 

J w wykonaniu kol. K. Warmblera. 
W czasie przerw akademii ze- 
brani sfuchali niuryki polskiej 2 
ptyt. Po odczytaniu apelu Zwi:)z- 
ku Inwalidow, przj-strjpiono do za^' 
kupu znaczkow wydanych przt?, 1 
Zwiijzek. Sprzedaz dala w v,>T,itr iiiln 
£2.6.6. Na zakonozenie akackm; ■ 
zebrani odspiewaii Hymn Narcj 
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MiejscJ', urodzenia 

Wojcwfedztwo . J. 

UZYSKAL POZWOLENIE NA 

PROWADZENIE WOJSKOWYCH 

SAMOCHODOW OSOBOWYCH, 

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Telephone BLAckfriars 5S1 1 



LAWRENCE HARRIS. 
SOLICITOR. 



13th Maroh, I953. 



Dear Sir or l^aa. 



re» Your liability for proportion 
of Road ChoTtjes at Spandciore 
~ Avenue C.rumr)3all - 



The deed of Underlease of tl:e property No, /O . 
Spenoiuore .^vouug contains covonanta by you or your prodsoesoor 
In title with '.:x» J.IJ. i^-ance the Vendor aa sot out on the 
enclosed clip and in addition there is a further proviso tliat 
on breach or failure to pjrfcrm any of the said covenants tiie 
Vendor may re-enter mid forfeit tho Underlease. 

You vfill have received from the Local Authority 
"Uie bill for the roadv7o.rk referred to in Clause (IV) (a) on the 
enclosed alio but t/ia atill loaves the bill for t!ie roadwork 
referred to in cl^'-V3?» (IV) (b/ to b« o-^'ld bi^ woi».? 

Mr» Prance has received a demand from the 
Local Aut'-ority for tlio roadwork in Clause (IV) (b) amounting to 
f505» 19* !!• tojother vrith interest thoroon and your 1^23 share 
enounts to £14. 2. 0. In co.raaliance T;it!i your covenant I must 

6£k you to let v\^ have your romitttmce for this sua within the 
next 7 days. In default of ps^tnent by you ny client \7ill 
reluctrJitiy be conpallod to co.'K;:':once proceedings for the recovery 
thereof a^rJ/or to exorcise his ri^^ts of re-entry and forfeiture 
referred to above. 

If you niah to pay tliis oiua by weekly installments 
of es^ £1. per week and will notify ne to tl^is effect I will arrange 
■R'ith L'esijrs. Leo. 3. '.'allwork & Co» Eolicitors, I6, St. Thotias's 
Eoa.d, Gliorley to receive these payments and you may also inspect the 
Hun at their offices. 

A elnilar letter to this has been sent to all the 
other Purchasers who have not yet paid their contribution. 

Yours faithfully. 




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STAMP OF 15SUIHG AUTHOi^lTY 
PHOTOGRAPH IE DU TITULAIRE 
ET CA.CHET DE L'AUTORITE QUI 
DELIVRE LE TITRE 




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FINGER-PRINTS Of HOLDER 

(if required) 

CMPREINTES BIGnflLES DU 
TITULAIP.E 



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fiture of Holder— Signature du Tituhire 



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for his tmiaraticiA '^'^ 
the US. in i^^Slc. 



SCHEDULE A 



NO. DATE OF POLICY 

51-06-863 June 6, 1961 

L The party insured by this policy. 

** EDMUND WENZEL AND JANINA WENZEL, HIS WIFE ** 



AMOUNT OF POLICY 
$5,500.00 



and the additional persons included in the term "party insured" as defined in the conditions herein set forth. 
2. The title, estate or interest insured by this policy. 



FEE SIJIPLE TITLE IN JOINT TENANCY 
3. Description of the real estate with respect to which this policy is issued. 

Permanent Tax No. 17-05-109-010 (tract) 

The North 12 feet of Lot 6 and the South 15 feet of Lot 3 in 
Cleavers Subdivision of Block 7 in Canal Trustee's Subdivision 
in the West half of Section 5, Township 39 North, Range 14 East 
of the Third Principal Meridian in Cook County, Illinois.** 



Showing defects, hens, incumbrances and other matters excepted from this poUcy and against which this 
Company does not insure. :,^ 

Special Exceptions. 



1. Trust Deed dated May 3, 1961 and recorded May 15, 1961 
as document 18161063, made by Edmund ".v'enzel and Jnnlna V/enzel , 
his wife to Chicago Title and Trust Company, an Illinois 
Corporation, to secure a note for 34,500.00 with interest payable 
as therein stated, and the covenants, agreements, and conditions 
therein contained. 



2. Taxes for the years 1960 and 1961. 







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Poland today -- as a result of Yalta ar.d Teheran treaties -- is 'jnder the cornination 
' of Russia and Conimunism. It was at Yalta and Teheran that Poland lost outj-i.'ird of 
its territory which was annexed to Russia. 

' The Polish soldiers could not return after World War II to their beloved (iO.v.eland aiid 
had to migrate to many countries all over the world. 

The majority of them found exile in England, U.S.A., Canada and Australia. 
England, Car.^.da, France, New Zealand, Australia -- recognized Veteran privileges to 
the Polish soldiers. However, the U.S.A. forgot to recognize them for Veteran privi- 
leges. All of them love their adopted Mother] :uid, where freedom and liberty abides, 
and with great pride pledged allegiance and became citizens of the U.S.A. 

For all the glory in battle and for Poland's loyalty as an ally, all that remained 
was no return, cemeteries in many a land, many a Katyn, as well as invalids, widows 
and orphans . 











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KATYN MASSACRE 



POLISH VETERANS' SHELTER 



We marched together as Comrades in Armsl 

We fought for the saae ideals -- freedom and liberty for alll 









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GRIFFETH, BARBARA JEAN WEST, 1942- 



,,ASK ■.Yl-K: I'l-KASl", PLACE TllKSF, SHKKTS AT THE FRONT OV THE SECOND C.OI'V OK YOIIK 
AM 1 l.Y II 1 STORY . 

ear Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

I So tliat your family history can be made more uselul to historians and 
thers sludvln)'. Ameri<-an families, we are asking you to fill out the forms 
elow. This will take you only a few minutes, and will be easilv made over 
nto an index which will permit archive users ready access to iu 
inds of family histories needed. 



1 us t t h o s e 



SURVEY 



Office Use Code 

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) 



1 . Your name Ar7^ A £^/- ^ '- 7k /:! ..1^ ^ ii^A 6^/^'' P^fe'f'^ ^^ 

Date of 'ioxx^_JjO^_jJ___^'r //'T*/;. 

^^/ ' ( I 1) // 

2 . Your c o II e ;; e : Roc k Vai ley Col_ljL£JL 

Rockford, Illinois 

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



Before 17 50 
"1850- ! 900 



,, '1 750-1800 



1800-1850 



1900 or later 



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

y New England(Mas_s . ,Conn. ,R . i . ) Middle A 1 1 a n t i c (N . Y . , P e n na . , N..1. 

Va.) ^-^'South AtlanticCdiL. ,I'l-.-i. .N.C. ,S .C.) _>^i:ast South t:entral 
(Ea . ,ai-a^- ,M<T • /I'pnri'Ky . ) , -' West South C e n t r a L ( Ar k . , N . M . , ■fe.x. . , Ok . ) 

ly E a 3 t North C e n t r a 1 ( Mi ch . , Oh i o , I nd . ) P a c i f i c (Ca I . , Wa s h . ) 

77" n I a w a i I , Al ask a ) v^ ' ( UJ. . , Wise.,) ^^y^/J-f.^y^Z^ CU-^/^ ^^^3/7 . 



Please check a IJ^ occupational categories in whici 

. . 1 I _. ,1 ^ ^ ^ . , ^ ^ ^ ^ A r\ f U i c? I . n r» o T- ll ;l \; . 



^ _ _ - - „ 1 memb e r s i> I your 

family whom yo^riiave discussed In this paper h a v r- found themselves 

v^Farming Mining . 7 Shopkceping or small bu 

~~7~Transportation Big Business y Manufacturing^ , 

^■^ Professions i-'' Industrial L ab o r_^_0 t h e r j-'i&uJuUai- / -^^■■'J^^^ 



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



Jewish Presbyterian t Methodist 

aptist _Episcopalian Congregational l- Lutheran 



_Roman Catholic 
Bap t is 
Quaker 



Other (name) 



Mormon w Other Protestant 

What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 

Swedish Other Scandinavian ^-' German French 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

Jews Central Europeans 

l/ Irish \^' British 



10 as tern \\ u r o p 



Italians 



East Asian __^0 the r (Name ) //.V/sy^ 



_ Slavs 

Native Americans over several i-encrations 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

i.-- Interviews with other /, Family Bibles \/ Family Genealogies 

family members Land Records The U.S. Census 

_Vital Records 



^ Photographs ■/ Maps Other 



FAMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side ) a 

Name ^'a''a.'A/~Lj' 6Z-'t? -^ r Current Residence / ^^ d' S A^^ <ry' 



Date of birth '^/yy ^'.V.. / Vx.:^. Place of birth /^■^^//i^ .^-j^. ^^ J^. /S: ^■^ // 
Date of death ^-^/x-:-'/> ''-^i / 7^ -f^ ~Place of b u r i a r~>^-^ /;^ '''/c. -J-rA /0/?. -n 

Kducation(nuinber of years); 
gr. de school >^^ high school_ 

1 1 c : ■ 1 1 p a t i o n ( s ) 



vocational 



College 



1st y^/>^ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



/'t^ 



nd /-A(2^/(y>- \^' 



3rd /-^^.7^/-// 



4th 






Dates 
_Da tes 
Da t es_ 
Dates 



1 s t r,wJ;/>^s.i/: :-^ /./ J J a t e s / j;^ 7^/'y/P 

2nd ^n&^K /'/^.^ Dates ///9^^^^3 
3rd ^t/L/-or/^l ,.; Dates /^:? ^ /^\/ </SA 
_^ t h '^4.U:'?7^Wr/./jA 'QA t e s /99^.' ^ /^-^T " 



R e 1 i g i o n / ^^^ /-^\(;. /-/-j'/r 

I'olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 

. /f'^ . /?/y^/''6',^ V/ . ^_^ ^ ^.„^ 

Place of Marriage to your gr andmo th e r ^<;;'"'^ ,'^>-.'/Cir'-c/ . /.'/''/ c^ ^'^^^ {Oti T^ *?, / ^/'Y 
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) 

Crandmother (your father's side) 

Name /C^,o}j. '4 A'/ZT'/f- .^/ /r'Jl^//^ ('Lt/L g-W r r e n t R c s i d e n c ^/..:^\ A-^^fi.^S; /f ^/'/' 

Date of birth /y^K/- 9. / 5^"^' O Place of birth K4//^ , y^y^y 's'c^ . //fi, J?/^J-S-^%4 

Date of deatli Place of burial ^ _^L_L 



Education (number of years): 

grade school >;' _high school 

college 



vocational 



Occupation(s) 

1st /^/iy?4z.'^^ ■&. /^^^'/'Hr^c^ a t e s 

lr\A /y,-:. u Sfe- .y,'/--^ Dates_ 

3 r d _ y/',.f /^s, '..'^V D a t e s 



PLACE OF RE.Sini.N(JE 
, (after le,aving home) 
1 s t /U/^y)M/9A\rr, /e/i. » a t e s , //.0-/9/ r ■ 

/6./l^.^l)ates/^>^-/>^S' 



2nd rXA.¥CL 



,4th /^y ^^g c/^^ 6^ // / d a t e s ^^:^;^^ 



4 th ^//A^.V Dates 

R e 1 i g i o n X-^-^ T^c/^/^ /-• 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, cti 

./fi^.^zvMy.'^.r 

1' 1 a r e /o f marriaj;e to your g r .1 nd f a t ti e r ////-, /t// 



t:e.^Z^Z2i2: 



NOTi:: If your lather was raised ' r o age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative ;; I v e lliat data on t h i- back of this ii.ig, e 
(A-2) . 



A-2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



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 

3i d 

4th 



Religion 



Dates 
Da tes 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd 
3rd_ 
4th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Da tes 

Da t es 

D a t e s 

Da tes 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
S t epgrandmo th er (your father's side) 



date 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school_ 

college 



Occupation(s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



vo cational 



a tes 


1st 


a tes 


2nd 


a tes 


3rd 


a tes 


4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving homt) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re ] i gion 

Political party, civil or social i-lubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Date 



Gr n nd la til er (your mother's side) 



/I 



Current Residence y'/t^ t'^,(^^yf , Tr^. 

Hate of birth rZy / / / ,^ /^7.:l Place of birth //y)^ ^^/^c//^ /'A, Tj 

Date of death j/')-^ y 15 , / S^ 9p. Place of burial y^/- /i^^^ji/}. , ^.">'V '^ 

Edui-ation (number of years): 

grade school jr high school vocational college 

Occupation (s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^^^ , (after leaving home) 

1 s t /-y^y^^^e^ D a tes Is t //;//- /^r-//^^^' /^'/6/r\ D ate s /Q'/ 7' / y'.C'd'' 

2nd /^/^/>^ZPe^y//(^/-- Dates 2 n d _ ■'^AJ\-;P;^J-/ /J/, -. Date 

'ff'/./Z-C^ c y . Dates 



3rd 

4th 



Dates 



V,.. uJ^^c:)yy^/_ 

3 r ^ /H/rYr^yy/'lA,,. D a t e s /^r?7-/y:3 ^ 
4th Dates 



R L' ] i g i o n y^y-i^- /'t^X/^'^^yj''' . 

I' o I i I 1 c a 1 parties, civil or social club 



s , f r a t e r n i t 1 e s , 



(i I c 



P • ace "oT 



(zAcMjIT^.. 



narrlage to your grandmcjther /^)/">/ . 

NO I'll: If your mother was 
age 18) g: 



raised by a stepfather or another r e 1 a t i v l- (Lo 
ive that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 



N am( 



A "' . /v^ 'e ' >^^.^(S 



''^Zi lyo -'i^. r" Current Residence y /&■{''', iS./^ (r'. 

Date of birth /^ /a ,^>g, / /:? ^ J^ PI 

Dat 



e of d e a t \\ /-(S/) rO.O, / ^L'fc l^' 

Education (number of years) 
grade schoo 1 Z^', h igh school 

c c u p a 1 1 o n ( s ) 

1 « t /■/<■',i/^<^e,^/J/f6^. D a t e s 

2nd /)(^ -J- J 'f-r=>_, fj/ I) a t e s 



ace of birth / '/^^j^^ ^jA A/-^/M 4 



_Place of burial y^.^j'^V/a Z^' ^/^/cJ 



vocational 



coll e g e 



PEACE OF residi:nce 

(after leaving, home) 

_2n d^ y^j^JT^-AeJj^A'Ay^^ > c' :. /^r9'/yJ4^ 



3rd 

4th 
R 



Dates 
Dates 



3rd 

4th 



IJ a I e s 
Dates 



1 i g i on ^/y-^ y^rs C-/:4j'i^T' 

lit leal party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 

iiAz: 



I' 1 a I- e /o f marriage to your g ran d f7i t h er /)r. y.-/Z >/^'^..ry^-U'4 Dal ^- (^/j?^y^/7. 
NdTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another ri' I a 1 i v e (to 

'^' *^ ' gflve tha-t d*ta on the back, of this page (D-L'j 



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


5 


Name Current Residence 




Date of birth Place of birth 


1 


Dateoideath Placeofburial 




Education (number of years) 




grade school high school vocational 


col lege 


Occupatlon(s) PLACE 


OF RESIDENCE 


(after 


leaving home ) 


1st Dates 1st 


Dates 


2nd '■ Dates 2nd 


Dates 


3rd Dates 3rd 


Dates 


4th Dates 4th 


Dates 


Religion 


e tc . 


Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities. 


Place of marriage to your grandmother 


Date 


D-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your mother's side) 


' 


Name Current Residence 




Dateofbirth Placeofbirth 




Dateofdeath Placeofburial 




Education (number of years) 




grade school high school vocational 


c. Mege 


Occupation (s) PLACE 


OF RKSIDKNCI'; 


(after 


leaving home) 


1st Dates 1st 


Dates 


2nd Dates 2nd 


Dates 


3rd Dates 3rd 


Dates 


4th Dates 4th 


Dates 


Religion 


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




(, 


Place of marriage to your grandfather 


n a t e \ 



I . 



. D R E N of A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's nnne should appcir bflo\ 



^Vfe Xr^A^A- 



Place of birth ,r^,-t/?r-^-^ ^^ /aSt AA- 'c' 

Number of years of .schooling"' , ^_ 

R s i d e n c e . y:/,j_ '\''A<iXAA/?^ '<-"- M arital Statu s ■v^J//^xv f^Cl' 
Number of chiJdreii ^^ Death 



date , A ^ c/. /^l / yyA . 

■^yo c c u p ,1 1 i o n A^ryper -9'A^A/}i-(='.. 



N.I me y^/^/, J . ^^ ^ ''-''(^ /y/,_ ■///P7^it ^> g> <:^A , "r/^ V, '-> _^ 

I'lace of birth ^^; ^. /A/ /fCtr^ AA)'.- C date r/^Vr / /9'=?-:Z 

Number of years of s c h Q o 1 i h g Occup^t ion /f,\,/j.'(-'.^A'/'&^ 

Res i d e n c e 'A^^AArC'.'A-^O/^'O ^ M^j r i t a 1 Stat us yAA^?^/-^ - '/ 
fJuiiibi'r of childrefn ^ Death 



N a in e 



2z^^ 



± AAesf 



Place of birth y^'y-? /^ / 



c /:7 / 



d a t e XA/,^ / ' C^A ^^ / 9 '^ A 
Occ u p a t i o n j/^^ci fg , 



Number of years of schooling v^ ^ ^ uj^u .. ^ >j .i_ 

R e s i d e n c e AA/-'^ h -^Ac/ j A'^^^ ^ ^ a r J t a 1 Stat us .- AA Z"'/^''' G t't 
Number of children Q? Death ' — ' 



Name ,Y,^^-^Ac/ /A C? S'/ ;,_ 

I'lac,. of birth /-f^yf, //^A ' A' A ^ '-' 

Number of yea^s of scho'oling 

Residence 6A^ A AAA- .AA? -'C 

Number of children__ y /7 

N a me /k. ^/^<0 Aof Ai'AsA 

Place of b i r t h ^^g^.-^/c^y.//-'. AA? '' (-' 
Numbi'f ot years of scho'oling 



\ d .1 1 . ■ /^e e ej^I^ e t if AAA? <^ 

Occupal loii yCr-y^t />^y^ p^ f-^ 

Marital Stat u s y AA^,f. y - j^ ,' 6". t A 

d e a t h ■ 



"d a t c /Je i2e/?7^iJ/' AA aAo?'^ 

c c u p a t i '^•>n_^/^^aJ^<^^jyA. 



MumDer oi years or scnooiing uc c u p a i i on >^^ 

'Reside n c e X^,-.,- .4i l?cAo S^^ AW. A^'^ r i t a 1 Statu s ■^;Al /-/-/& C/ 

dumber of child'Kin ^ ,S^ _.. Death - 



Name AAA/^/^S J^AA 6^C.<>^ /PS _ 

Place of birth y7fJ.^^<^^'f^/A^ .XV7 /^.' date n^^/-; /<r. /^J^.^ cMl^.^ 

Number of years of schooling /l2- Occupation A/Z ii A A '^S S/^r^ <^-' 

Res id e nee x^-"--^' A'A/tf/t-S. A/'. '/ t M a r 1 tal S ta t u s ,,<v,^,-/— X"> (^ A 

Number of children ' CZ, - death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 



; i d en c e 



Nui-'ber of children 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residenc e 

Number of children 



d a t e 



Oc c una t ion 



Marital Status 
dea th 



Name 

Plac-i- of birth 



da to 



Nui'ibi'r ot years of sell 00 ling 

Residence 

I'vumber of children 



O c I' 11 pa t ion 



Marital Status 
dea t h 



Name 

I'lace of birth date 

NuinbL'i" of years of schooling 

Kes i ilence Mar i 1 a 1 St a t us 



()<■ <■ 11 pa t i o n 



N umb e r o I children 



dea 1 li 



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



Name 



/- *• /V~ /' '^ ') /- . />, r- 



Place of birth /^y^,/^-^7,/^r^- Z^'^ujA ^ate //ea6:.^/?%. ' ,■- .'^ly/Y^^f ^ , 

Number of years of schooling ^' Oc cupa t ion y^^,V6^, '/^ >^ (2 /O'.r- '■{ 

Residence X\.r./\' Aii/^ /,/■■■ .. Marital Status -■-'' '- /-^-/jZ , f 
Number of children v '^" death 



a me / . / ' '1/ /'I'/ .-' /''/'''■ 
lace of birth , --^ - : / :<- /■ /' 



Name 

P 

Number of years of schooling 

Re s i dence 

Number of children 



d2.te 1^<%. ,^^9 /yjP3 

ccupation_ 



Marital Status 



death 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residenc e 

Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupat ion 



Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of children 



death 



Occupation_ 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



date 



Number of children 



Marl tal Status 
death 



Occupation^ 



Name 

Place of b ir th 



date 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupat ion_ 



Name 



lace of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 



Occupation 



Res i dence 

Number of children 



Marital Status 



death 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Res 1 dence \ 

N iiinh i> r of child ron 



Marital Status_ 
death 



Occupation 



Your Father 



Name // ^ /^ /fc/yA^r/ //"yq T . " , Current Residence Z^:^' '^ /. yA^\?'S //& /'/ d'/', /^ 
Date of birth . ^^\y/ ^yy c 7^ yZ' . 9'/ V' Place of bltth ^^y^/'/'XjZ'/^- ZPZ/ 'c'' 
Date of Death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



vocational 



college 



Occupation(s) 
1st 



-^/'}^^. '. / V 



Da tes 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

. -. -:,/ r ZJ/, . D ate s /^--?B-/9^f 



2nd /^,^^9ig/^<^/^^. Dates 

3 r d D a t e s_ 

4th Dates 



2nd ''/^Z-f'\'-^/!'t/3.0/?^ -' Dates /--V; 

3rd Da tes 

4th Dates 



Religion / ,. ^^y p^ .S/vr- .> 

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



Place of 



iTfai 



irriage to your mother ,^//iJ\ A"' is// ( ":/-; , _ d a t e ,- Z/J'^e 3'^ /f T^' 

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



Your Mother 



Name /" 



j:l 



'^ p[,:/d ^/. 



c^ > ■ 



_Current Residence /^>" ^\ .,^,!'^- '/y^/Z/A 



y ,, , / . 

Date of birth / e- :'■(-. i-/<c- / ~ ^c]. . /»!-? / Place of birth /^///^/ZffM -K _/^^^^ ^ 

Date of death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high "school 



^ 



vocational 



college 



Occupation (s) 

2nd J-T^C/^iP /^ 
3rd 

4th 



'&^/-.\ 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1 s t /Z'^.r^ y^. '^A?^ y/! .< Da tes/>^^V>^ 



2 n d /:/^^^..-"5 /: C ^, d^A' <^ a t e s /y7c" 

3rd Dates 

4th Dates 



Religion /'^/-a7^/SS:7^''^,rr 

t'olitical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc . 

-^;'^c/fe/%x/-^^:^./ ' '^' ^^ . 

Place of T(farrlage to yo u r f a t h er Z!jjx:^.'(^ /r/ u'J^ ^ ' date rJi/yfe Oy /9'F^. __. 

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

ist 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

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



PLace of marriage to your mother 
F- 2 S t ep mo th er 

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 ona 1 



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, sororities, etc 



I'lace of marriage to your father 



date 



10 



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Main Sources of Information 
Dale E. West age 57 
Merle WEST age S2 
William WEST age 89 
Emily V-EST, BEDSOM age 77 
Verne WEST, 1-lALLOTT age 75 
Grant WEST Ags 6? 
RAY WEST Age 70 

Virla Viola RUSK, WEST age 35 
RUSH Family Bible 1500-1976 
WEST Fanily Bible 



A A. Paternal Great Great Great Grandfather 

Thomas V/£gT« 

We know that the WEST j-araily originated I'rora the country of Wales. 
And they probably were in America when the thirteen states declared their 
indpendence from England in 1776. 

Thomas v;as a professional violinist. He also bred and raised race 
horses. He began an enterprise called Handal Race Track in Cleveland, 
Ohio, and he maintained it the rest of his life. 

B. PaternsQ. Great Great Great Grandmother 
WEST. 

First name of Great Great , Great Gradraother and other information 
is not known. 

C. Paternal Great Great Grandfather and Paternal Great Great 
Grand.7iother . 

WEST and •^'EoT, 



These two people remain nameless to me as of the time of this 
writing. But I do know that they were v;ell established in the area 
of Brecksville, Ohio eund bore a son. George WEST, my great grand- 
father, Hy great great grandfather V.'EST owned and ran a canal boat 
ousiness all his life. This boat hauled freight up and down the 
Oraohona Canal near Cleveland, Ohio. 

George grew up in Brecksville, Ohio v;here he net and courted 
Mary SHRADER for several years before they finally married. George 
inherited the business vmen his father died, but he and Mary had 
visions of their own. He and Mary got married. He sold the 



canal buciness and then joined Mary's father in his business. George 
had three brothers: Aaron WEST, Eaf V/EST (professional violinist) and 
Jerome WEST. 

D. Paternal Great Great Grandfather and Paternal Great Great 
Grajidmother 

Adam 3HMDER an d VISDER, SHRADER. 

Adam SHRADER and his wife (her first name not known) and two child- 
ren came from Haraberg, Germany in a sail boat. Both of the children 
died at sea. The SHRADEH's had decided ear?.y in their life together to 
work for the goal of coming to America and had saved money toward that 
prupose. Upon landing here in America they started across' the country 
oind decided upon settling in a place called Brecksville, Ohio near 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Adaa ajid his wife were of the German Catholic faith and they 
attended church all their life. 

'hey had four more children born in the new land of Anierica: 
John SKSADER, L- :- '■ SHRADER and Mary oKRADER, WE3T. Mary became my 
great grandmother. 

Adam worked aa a stone mason in a stone quarry all the rest of his 
life. As his daughter Mary became old enough she worked for a Jewish 
family sdding in household duties and contributing the profits to her 
own fainiily. 

E. Paternal Great Grandfather and Paternal Great Grandmother 
George Vt'EST and Mary SHRADER, 'ilEST 

George was born in June 1531 and died in the fall of 1921 at age 
seventy. Mary SHRADER, WEST was born in February I863 and died in the 
winter of 1939 at the age of seventy-six. 



These two seem to possess a bit of the pioneer spirit. They 
\-rorked and saved i~or the dream of a Nebraska farm. Their dream came 
true in Touie, Nebraska in the year of l882. They farmed the land and 
brought forth fourteen children, too. The nair.es of the fourteen children 
are: iCmily UEST, BED30N, John WEST, Grant 'a'EST, .Ray WEST, George '.^/EST, 
Edward WEST, Lou 'aEST, Merel 'WEST, William WEST, Frank WEST, Joe 'a^EST, 
Verne WEST, f-lALLOTT, Tisha WEST, STi^IGH, Minnie 'sffiST, PEKE. 

Edward is my gra dfather who was born in I892. 

The George WEST's farmed in Touie, Nebraska for tw nty-nine years. 
He farmed a lot of Ismd and was described as a very prosperous I'armer. 
The community of Touie was also described as r\^-..- ■ s. 

Granddad drew pictures of his father as the absolute head of the 
family. Each child was to contribute to that family until they were 
twenty-one yesirs old, and it was so. The children provided plenty 
'•" help at home, and excess in fact, and that excess contributed more 
to the fajnily by working for other farmers and turninr; over the fruits 
of their labor. 

In 1911 George and Mary decided to return to Ohio. Tiie members 
which had married by then remadned in Touie and the rest bought a farm 
in Mount Gilead, Ohio and proceeded there. Ray i^ST, a son, still owns 
and operates this farm in a very moderar. and well kept fashion. 

F. Paternal Grandfather 

Edward 'WEST. 



Granddad I remember well. He was or is a very special eind 
favorite person to me. He was born on August 21, l.~92 in Touie, 
Nebraska. He attended school, by the two mile walk method, through 



the eight grade, but he was a very intelligent man. 

I remember him teaching ray siester, who v;as valedictorian of her 
high school class of 193^ , her math and J^«-nce classes because she 
couldn't grasp it from the teacher. 

His early years were spent in farx work and for fun he loved the 
custom of the barn damces of his era. Music was a favorite love and 
the family were all crafty at malting things for one another for Christmas 
and special days. 

When Gi*anddad*s paxents returned to Ohio he returned vdth them aind 
worked on the new farm for a few years. 

Edward returned to Nebraska for a vacation and because he had left 
a young lady there, Georgia Anna MITCHELL, my grandmother. They were 
married at this tiTie. Edward's parents disapproved of this marriage 
chiefly because they felt Georgia was still too young. 

G. Maternal Great Great Grandfather and K^aternal Great Great 



GrandrTiOtiier. 



>WPeHELL. 



It is known tliat he married a woman v/ith the inaiden name of EAST. 
The two of them owned and operated a hotel all their life in Valparedso, 
Nebraska. They bore a son, Mathew MTCHSLL. J'iathew is my great 
^M-t'C^A^^Ar. The MITCHELL family originated in the country of Irela^id, 

H« Paternal Great Grandfather and Paternal Great Grandmother 

Mathew MITCHELL and BUS.NZLL, MITCHELL. 



Mathew MITCHELL becarae the local blacksmith and this was his trade 
all his life. Ke msirried a woman by the maiden naime of BUElffiLL. 
They had eight children with the names: Janes MITCHELL, Michael MJTCHELL, 



Earl MITCHELL, Patric MITCHELL, J-ianie MITCHELL, Emma iMITCHELL, Georgia 
Anna MITCHELL, Gertrude MITCHELL. 

Great grandmother KITCHELL was very niusical and an accoriplished 
organist. She had never cut her hair and it hung to her knees, but 
her beautiful hair was a factor in her death, Mathew had cleaned his 
hands from a dirty job with kerosene and wiped therr. on a cloth by the 
stove. His id.fe grabbed it to wipe something from the hot stove and the 
keresene burst into flajaes and jumped into her hair and pure wool dress. 
She was tal^en to the hospital, but died a couple of days later. Michael 
and his wife lived their entire livec in Valparaiso, iJebraska, 

H. Paternal Grandmother 

Georgia Ar^na MITCtlELL (Protestant and Rgpublican) 

Georgia was born on October 9, 1900 in Valparaiso, Nebraska. I 
had the chance to know my grandmother v/ell, also. When she became old 
enough "-to work, she becairte a telephone operator until her marriage. 
Edward and Georgia were married on August 9» 1917. She attended public 
school through the eighth grade. 

I. Paternal Grandfather and Paternal Grandmother. 

Edward WEST and GeorF:ia Anna MITCHELL, WEST (Protestant and 

Republican) . 

After their marriage, ray grandfather and grandmother "vffiST came to 
Johnsvilie, Ohio where they began to farm. They farmed for a few 
years and during that time their first sone Dale (ray father) was 
born on fiugust 12, 1919. 

They moved to ftount Gilead and Ed drove a truck for the state of 
Ohio. A daughter Maxine WEST, RUSH was born on Jauiuary 1, 1922. 



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In a few years he had on opportunity for what see.~ed a better 
job. This took them to ^iarion, Ohio and his v.'ork at a lime plant. 
There sou Hobert V^EST was orn on March 2k, 192^. 

Once again they r::£de a chaige to Galion, Ohio and granddad worked 
inan iron works. This tiir.e tvd.ns were born, Harold 'rtEST amd Garold 
WEST on December 19, 1926. 

They had managed to save some rioney, but the great depression came 
into being and Georgia completely left the family and returned to 
Nebraska. Edward took the five children and v/ent back to farming . 
He farmed the rest of his life and brought up the five children alone. 

My father never lived apart from his father until granddad* b death 
on March 4, 195^. They farmed in partnership until ;iis detrise, 
Edward was able to leave some inheritance to all his children. TJiis 
was important to him, 

I was nearly thirteen when granddad died. I remember the day well. 
He had great strength and loved any competative event or chance at a 
game. (He loved baseball and enjoyed T.V.) On the evening of March 5» 
195^ a terrific snow stonr. roared in and left three or four feet of 
snov; in our lane. Dad and granddad did their Eorning: chores, ate, and 
as it was a Saturday and mother's shopping day, the task was left 
to thera to dig out the lane. The two decided on a your half and my half 
deal with a race to the end. Edv/ard was sixty and it was a tie. Mother 
and dad went on to town and my sister and I stayed home with our .^rand- 
father. Ke was following a murder case in the paper that had been in 
the process for months. Ee read for quit a while and then ask the tv/o 
of us to helD hira begin the chores. V/e did. He sent us to do a taisk 



and told us we were to wait there until he came after us. It seeded 
a long time and we were .-etting very i^npatient when I heard my father 
callinc; for help. He had walded into the horse barn and found his 
father lying there. He was dead of a massive coronary thronbosie 
resulting from over exersion in the snow shoveling. I still can see 
him driving the tractor into the barn and the four men csirrying him out 
to the hui^e. I went to ay mother. 

Granddad was head of his family, too. But he was by a unauiirr.ous 
democratic vote of the family. 

Kis fvuneral was large and perhaps the old gentleman who ran the 
funeral home said it best. Dad and I were back the day after the 
funeral to pay the funeral expenses and pick up belongings. The old 
man of eighty-plus said, "I wish to ccnmend our family and to tell 
you that I obtained the leelinj: that I had missed something in not 
having known your father." Indeed he had and I'll pick up why when I 
cone to my ovm life history, 

I might add that the WEST family had yearly reunions every summer 
all through my childhood. There v/sis always a Christmas gathering. 

Georgia Anna taTCHELLt WEST did seek and set a divorce. She then 
oaaried Albert COt-ES in Nebraska and they returned to Oiiio, They had 
one son, Chairles Allan COh'iBS who was born on January 17, 19^1 She 
left Albert also and got another divorce. Albert v/as really alone with 
no relatives but one niece. Grandfather WEST and his family sort of took 
Albert in and befriended him. He was our every Sunday dinner £-aest. 
Oddly enough, Edward sind Albert were very good and close friends the 
rest of their lives. 



Georgia Anna COJ^BS worked in a hospital for several years and 
finally bought and ran a resthome until she retired to Los Angeles, 
California v/here she is still living presently. 

I renenber grandmother especially in my junior high and high school 
years. She called me often to work for her in the resthome. She was 
a very generous person and I reraesiber more than one tine being outfitted 
from head to toe out of her generosity. 

J» Father . 

Dale Edward V/EST. 

Dad was born August 12, 1919 in Johnsville, Ohio, rie said they 
visited aunts, uncles and grandparents often. Dale liked music and 
attended a lot of square dances and carnivals. lie liked to play the 
guitar and sing, also. Dad tells of the v;hole family liking music 
with severed being professional musicans. They also eni03,'ed many 
picnics and reunions. Dale completed school through the tanth grade. 
He took part in athletics and v/as seriously injured in the back and 
spine playing football. This took hira out of school for some time and 
consequently he did not complete high school, but he had been a good 
student. He and rcy aohter, Verla Viola RUSH met in the junior high 
years and were finally mari-ied June 3, 1955. He wsus farming with his 
father at this time smd continued farming until 1957* 

J. .Maternal Great Greindfather. 

Sanuel 0'G0N7Si<. 

I do not have much information on this man. The family was from 
the area of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is stated that the heritage is 
continual farmers and prosperious, going back #»fr several generations. 
I do not know how many children he had, but Effie Jane O'CONNEH was one 
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X« Maternal Grandmother. 

Effie Jan O'CQMNER. 5USH (Protestant and Republican). 

Effie v;as born on February 2d, 1695 in Otunwa, Iowa. They made 
one move to Oskaloosa, Iowa. Effie met and carried Fra:ik i^DSK. In 
Effie's early twentys she contracted polio, at survived. It W£U3 
thought no children could be born of this marriage and th^ adopted 
ay mother, Virla Viola HUSH, In a couple of years they did have one 
son, Roy Raymond HUSH, Upon meirriage, the HUSH's moved to Mansfield, 
Ohio and lived there the rest of their lives. She died on February 25, 
1950. She was a housewife all her life and v/as a vez^ talented lady 
when it cane to sewing and arts of the home. 

L» ^ Maternal Grandfather. 

Fremk I?U3H (Protestant and P^epublican). 

Frank was born on a fairra in Mount Vernon, Ohio on April 2, 1372, 
He was a carpenter and also a good violinist plus he had done some 
fanning for several years. Frank married and r^d three children when 
his first wife died, her name was Xiary Elizabeth TURNER, RUSH who wsis^ 
born on August 50, l373 and married on March 23, I9OO. He raised the 
three children and in his "nid-fourties he mgirried Effie Jan 0*C0tJIv\ER 
on September 20, 1917* His three chi-.'T-en v;ere: Florence Bell RUSH 
born on June 15, 1901, Lenna Margart RUSH born on November l3, 1902, 
and Rsilph Theodore RUSH born on December 6, 190^. My mother was 
adopted by the RUSK's after Effie survived a severe bout with polio 
which left her crippled and walking only with crutches the rest of 
her life. 

Frsuik and Effie 's son Roy Raymond RUSH was born on November 29, 



1925 and he died at the age of ghirty in a tragic accident. Roy 
climbed down in a well to clean it out, Tl:e well was filled with 
poison ?ases. He was overcome and droiimed. He had married my dad's 
only sister Maxtene WEST in 19^0 and they had one daughter Linda RUSH 
born January 1952« Linda is now married to Herbert 9BLEY and they are 
expecting their first child. 

Frank retired at the age of sixty-two and died on November 16, 
1938. We have found no inforrriation on Frank's parents. 

M. Mother. 

Virla Viola I<U3H V^-EST, 



My mother was born on December 26, 1921 in Burlington, Iowa, 
She wsiE adopted as a few days old infant to the frank RUSH's. Her 
education was to the ninth grade. She was a very rood swimmer and 
life guarded before she was married. She also played the piano rather 
well. On her twenty-first birthday her authentic grandmother contacted 
her and wrote to her for a two year period. Her name at birth was 
Rosemary HEED, She was a first child and her mother died in her child- 
birth. Ker father was bitter and angry and would have nothing to do 
with the child nor allow any other relative to. The grandmother was 
upset because my mother and father were not Catholics, but Protestant. 
So after two yesirs she stopped writing. 

N« Father and Mother . 

Dale and Virla WEST, 

June 3, 1958 after their marriage they joined my grandfather 
in a partnership of farming and fairmed until 1957. 

My sister Carol Ann WEST, SHEPAi?D was born on December 21, 19^0 and 
msirried on October 3, I959 to Richard SHEPARD, They have one son, 

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Michael SHSPASD born on September 7, I96O. Richard works as a 
nanager for a vending company and she works for an insurance agent and 
they live in Shelby, Ohio, 

Barbara Jean V<'EST, GRIFFETH was born on May 9, 19^2 and was 
married to Francis C. G.RIFFETH on February iS, I96I. The GRIFFETE's 
were married in Anchorage, Alaska and we have two children. Brent Allan 
GRIFFETH born on November 26, I968 and Jennifer Lynnelle GRIFFETK 
corn on August 17, 1971* Francis is a Lutheran minister and 5arba_ra 
is a housewife and student. 

Betty Lou WEST BROCWELL was born on January I6, 19^5. She married 
Michael J. BROCWELL on September 30, 1964. They have two children, 
Mark IlLchael BROCifiELL bom on April 3, I966 and Grant David B80CWELL 
born on September '6 , 1971* Mike works as a sand blaster and Betty is 
mainly a housewife, but works as a secretaury from time to time. 

Larry Edward '.ffiST was born on April 25, 19^7 and married Janet 
FACKLER, ■ft'EST on July 8, I967. They have three children, Larry 
Junior born on l-'iay c, 1969, Rochelle WEST boon on August 13, 1971, 
and Jill .'iarie '/•'EST born on August I8, 197^. Larry farms in a partner- 
ship with liis father-in-law and works in a factorj-, also. Janet is a 
housewife. 

Kenneth Dale VEST was born on October 30, 19^9 and married Carol 
VAN HOUTEN, "rfEST on November 24, 1969. They have one child, Andrea 
VEST born on March 13, 197'+. Kenneth attended college and then entered 
the Navy for four years and Carol is a housewife and an artist 
favoring animals. 

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General Motors v;here he has worked for the last eighteen years in 
varioiis capacities, in 1970 ay mother went to work in a department 
store and is still there. Up until that tine she had been a hoasewife. 

About two years ago they moved out of the big house and bought 
a mobile home in a modern paxk. They also have a vacation home up 
in a woods. The fi e kids all graduated from high school with some 
going on to college. They participated in scouts, ^-H, and sports. 
We visited relatives a lot, reunions, and family holiday parties. We 
all enjoyed movies. 

Dad comments that they had T.V. ^en it first came out, a ra-fio 
when they were first iriarried and a car from the beginning of his 
memory. A Model T Ford. The roads were mud and could only be 
traveled when frozen or dry. Later they progressed to gravel. His 
school years ere one room schools with eight grades in one room. 
Towns for high school with more rooms and larger schools. People 
in the country grew all their own food and cured their ov/n meat. 
There were free picture shows on Saturday night in town. Farm v/ages 
paid 315.00 a month smd board, Gradn prices were about 31.00 a 
bushel for corn, wehat SI. GO a bushel and 3.30 for oats, A run-down 
farm of sixty or seventy acres could go for 31200.00. Good land sold 
for about SlOO.0-0 an acre. Factories paid only S.35 or 3.^ an hour 
and sometimes less. City property could be bought for 81^00.00 to 
S2000.00. Average rent was $15.00 to 2.20.00 a month, 

A person could buy the best used cars for S250,00 and a pretty 
good used one for S50.00. Clothing was cheap. Work pants were S.S9 
to 8.98. Work shirts were S,59 to S.69, Work shoes were $1.98. Coats 



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were SJ.OO and suits v;ere S15.00 to 520,00. 

Much of the work was done by hand, even in the factories. 

Mother and dad remember the days before electrification beca'.ie 
rural. They did fann chores by lantern, had kerosene li;;hts, a battery 
radio, and a gasoline washing naching. 

Dale speal-cs of the era he grew up in as an entirely different 
economy with a new economy beginning at V/orld War II through the present. 

My life. 

Barbara Jean VEST, GRIj'FETH. 

I v.-as born on May 9i 19^2 in Mansfield, Ohio and grev; up until 
1957 on a farni, Zien my parents r.oved to Slilby, Ohio in 19^7 and 
I graduated irora high school in I96O, The i"arm that I grew up on was 
about kOO acres. I remember building a log cabin on it one whole 
suraraer. I and ray brothers and sisters. A nice creek ran through 
the farE and all of us spent hours there building rafts. The family 
picniced a lot. Dad and granddad were hunters and they use to take 
me with thei a lot. All of us had fun in the hawnows and the grain 
bins. They were great places to hide. My mother surrounded the 
house with flowers ad they had a big garden and fruit orchard with 
apples, pears, peaches, apricots, cheeries and walnuts. They had 
cows, harses, chickens, turkeys, pigs, dogs and cats. Two water 
springs flowed in the back part of the farm. Water never tasted so 
good. There was also a horse race track at the back of the property. 
As a Girl Scout, I and my troop built a camp in our woods and stayed 
a full v;eek there. The farm was sold to The Ohio State University, 
Mansfield Branch and today it's a college campus. 

In school I v/as in Girl Scouts, k-li, Tri-iii-Y, girls basketbaLll, 

cheerleader, FHA, GAA, Annual Staff, school paper staff, choi-us and 

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a tumbling team. 

I am a Lutheran by faith and sing in the choir. 

After I graduated I v;orked as a secretary for about a year and 
v/as inarried on I'^ebruary l8, I96I to rrancis C. G5;IFili]TH in Anchorage, 
Alaska at Central Lutheran Church. 

Franifcffls and I had dated for three and a half years, n.e was then 
in the Air Force. lie spent eight years in the Air Force v/hich took him 
to San Antonio, Texas; Biloxi, Mississippi; Boxton, Massachusetts; 
Anchorage, Alaska v;here we were married and The University of Georfria, 
R.O.T.C. in Athens, Georgia, 

I worked for the gove naent as a bookkeeper while in Alaska, w'e 
caraped, fished and saw all of developed Alaska, We hunted with a 
camera and Francis hunted game, too, V/e sang in our church choir, 
were sponsors for the Luther League, members of the Federation and 
Fellowship. Francis was on the council and director of the steward- 
ship drive. After four years in Cnchorage, Alaska v/e drove the Alcsin 
Highway and moved to Athens, Geor~ia. 

In Ather^s, Georgia Francis worked at the University of Georgia in 
the Heserve Officers Training Corps prograr., I was office manager 
for the Vi'.T, Grant Company and we belonged to a Luthera-i Church in 
America mission church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church. "We sang in the 
choir, taught Sunday School, sp9n3ored Luther League? Francis was on 
the council, arA I directed Vacation Bible School. 

We left Athens, Georgia amd the Air Force and moved to Northfield, 
I-linnesota where Francis became a student at Saint Olai College and 
I worked as a secretstry. We attended Saint Peter's Lutheran Church 



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and on Koveraber 23, I968 Brent Allen GSIFFETH was born. I then becane 
a housevdfe. i-'rancis graduated from Saint Olaft in 1970. 

On August 17, 1971 Jennifer Lynnelle GPJZcT.TH was born and on 
September 1971 Francis entered Luther Theological Seminary in Saint 
Paul, Minnesota. V/e lived on canpus there. Francis was a youth 
director for Valley Conmunity Presbyterian Church for two years. Then 
we aoved to Cresco, Iowa for a one year internship after v/hich we 
returned to the seminary for our final year, Francis also served 
a V/isconsin Lutheran Church as a student pastor during this year. 
Barbara was msiinly a housewife these prior four years aiid took a few 
courses at Augsburg College in Minnaapolis, Minnesota and some at the 
seminarj', also. Francis graduated xrom seminary in June 1975. We 
vacationed for three weeks and he wsis ordained in July 1975* We 
recieved and accepted a cslLI to be pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 
Paynes Point (Kt 1, Oregon) Illinois. I an a full time student at 
Rock VaLlley College in Hockford, Illinois and housewife. 

I want to reflect back a bit on my nuamories of my parents and 
grandparents. 

Granddad, Edward WEST wais really an exceptionally lo\'ing person. 
I remenber seeing him aost, kneeling in prayer, every night without 
fail. He firmly believed in the equality of every .-nan, woraan and 
child, and I e.nrphasise every. Most of all he believed in a loving, 
merciful God, Our house was iiways full of people with problems 
wanting to talk to him and he responded. He lived by his beliefs. 

My dad can be summed up by saying he v/as a very gentle and 

giving man. He was always doing tumbling and tricks with his 

children and lots of guitar singing. 

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My mother was firm with the rules and an excellent homeraaker. 
She Weis warn, friendly, loving and always singing, too. 

I^rn convinced that I grew up in a very close family \i,-ith a strong 
supportive background. My childhood was happy and I'm thankful for 
it all the heritage that come before it. 

Francis's pai'ents ai-e Cleo GRIFJllTH, an only child, and Vernice 
COLE, GEIFFETH, LUST, one of eight children. Cleo died on December 
7, 1958. Barbara met hi;^ twice. '"-Jce COIZ, GRIFFETH reaarrred 
Lloyd LUST in October 197C. Lloyd died in April 1973. Cleo and Vernice 
were both born in 16^B, This fsuriily is being researched at the present 
time, also. Francis kad three brothers, Richard GIEFFETPi, James 
GRIFFETH and Eldon GRIFFETK, 

Brent Allan GHIFFETK was born on November 23, I96S. He is resilly 
a neat little boy. He has always been very smiley and happy. He 
has loved being read to or reading by himself now that he is in first 
grade. Brent has been tap dancing since he vas three and he is good. 
He has a favorite love of worms, bugs and snakes. He thinks living 
next door to the church is nice because of all the action but he gets 
tired of all those services he has to go to. 

Jennifer Lynnelle GRIFFETH was born on August 17, 1971 and she is 
always happy, 'rfhereever she goes or whatever she does she attracts 
people. Shebegan dar.cing at three and tumbling at four. She is 
always perpetual motion. Jenny also walked at seven and one half 
months and climbed everything in sight. Ker favorite things are 
dolls, dress-up, and let's pretend. 

B conclude by saying I enjoyed doing the project and plan to 



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keep working at it as it seems we had a few good record keepers in 
our family. 



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, BRADLEY LEEV 1956- 



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FAMILY HISTORY 

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FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Nam e [Ec\u:.3rxi RlUp GllfT^^^CW Current Residence i? P."* I Pccld:on ^JTI hnoi s 

I f dead, date of death ' ~ 

Place of bi rth Quck4c.^ /lO' -^ne tocjcjXI I Date of Birth I? , Julu \^\CX3> 

Education (number of years): 

grade school X high school ^- vocational college I 



Occupat lon(s) 

1 s t Va r nrt i pyCt 

2nd 

3rd 

itth 



Oates_ 
Oates^ 
Oates_ 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving honie) l^iiu - 

1 st PocJ^toi . ($d. , PocM-c A Dates Kim 

2nd Huc^M. I'S'. j^ockbo D ates I'HtTC 

3rd RR*"! . k'octU;'--^ D ates p.-asc-^ t 



Ath 



Dates 



Re I i g I on Prc fg^-'i'an'b 

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



Place of Marriage to your grandmothe r(^^^ ^-^ Q^ig+t^^d '^t Qau,-cK^ 3^^jcQb^uw)ruK.u 

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



B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name ^^'^M Qer3lcUn(^ 144 Li— 
If dead, daiTe of death ""^ 



Current Residence R'R 



i kVk-b,-^. -Ll( 



Place of b I rth for3bci.( l^&'^'^^a W ) LCi'5ccn^ ,n Date of birth ^^4 , I^broLarM / qC?g 



Education (number of years): 

grade school H high school '-f 

Occupat i on (s) 

I s t KoLL6ecC>'fe Pates 

2n d Dates 

3r d Dates 

<>th Dates 



vocational 



col lege 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on 



-( VesVai ^"t 



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



Kiace of marriage to your grandfathe r g,.u~t ^f. 0(\d-^Kxi,Si-rK.9 »T^ ^. Uhr^ir.^ \c,, L 
°'"' il^a)^°a;t^Sf!»fh»«8a£«'8f<^tl(l? W|i*^A-^)! 'tepmother or another relative givc^ 



A- 1 Gtepgrandfalher (your father's side) 



N.IIIK- 

I ( <lrn(l. (I.jir of death 



Current Rebldence 



PI nee of bl rlh 



Edur.it ion (number of years) 
fjrdde school high school 

Ocrupat Ion (s) 

Ibt 

2nd 

3rd 

'»th 



Re I i q i on 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


i.th 



Data of Birth 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



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



_Dates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your grandmothar 



date 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Nar7*e 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



_Date8_ 
Dates 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Current Residence 



Date of bl rth 



vocational 



col lege 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Date; 



Dates 



Dates 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 



Name 



Raii>\i ATk'l^'3C/\/' Current Residence 1 7c 4- T^rr3 CdtVa 'i\, 



I f dead, date of death 



Grc^-tJl Ua ki_ 






Place of birth (^ ^ , _^t^ I L^ k^^ , Xll ■ Date of birth ' S\ lY^c^rclj ^^'^^^- 
Education (number of years): 
grade school --3 high school 0- vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

''^\^o - (after leaving home) ]c,xo - 



<at Varr<AA-r->c. D ates iqj-^. Ist l-cve Rd . KccJ^-j:', . -LI I . Dates iQ»-t,; 

2nd enn»r>.ec-4-|oa Dates iciu,(,. 2 nd (c c i l-laues , Sc' GLIl 1 i,I(/D ates h^l- 

3rd SZAV-empifnie-ct Dates iOhSj 3 r d 5^3 llau^.S: Pwlot D ates /q^k 

^th enuin^v-ri ocj Dates re h^■-.,w,^ l^ tth Cru'.i'ii Lik:c , J la . D ates p,^cs...f 

Re" I g 1 on h?c I -, \s ( ^ r JHt h c 1 l C 

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

IPlace of marriage to your grandmother 3, Trc.^^ j . . Px . u i i TTT^- date ,^ ^ | j.,;^ 

^Note: If your mother was raised by a Sieprailier Ur 'knutner relilClVl! (CO age iSt""'^ — ^"'■^ 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

iName Ka^Vvcritx Uc'- ' 1^ UV^ > CM^'c urrent Residence "^^^ Hdue 5 Ave '3. fiLXc , ^ 
I f dead, date of death J 

iPlace of b i r th QcVa^vS 'bu; ( r-^^ \..e<p Ael J m". 10 1 5C D ate of birth i3 Julu 1^163 

Education (number of years) * ' ' 

1 grade school % high school Q^ vocational college ' 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ \C\xo~ (after leavlnig home) iQxc - 

1st h,9-x^beLCi R_- D ates s'^Klc Ist Lc^t^RJ i<cck-Vtv> Xcj D ates \(\,^l 

gnd Ptvco 5dlO Dates imim 2 n d L-ti Hd^^ Av:^. i^j.,, P ates i^\^L 

3 I'd Dates 3 r d ^^3 H^^jC^ Au'^ B^k.P ates .,^-^;^->r 

Re 1 i g i on j^Ci-iV^iA LtHv.1 iC 

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

flace of marriage to your grandfathe r ":)^ -rrv;:,-V\i\' •.t^Clll/ 1 , L^ 1 ^cV d ate S A,n, , ! \<:\i,C 
Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or arJother r^iaMw f*« .-- | ?) ' ' 
I ,Ivc t^.»; Jake wn cne DacK or this page (0-2) 



C- I Lt epgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f (If rid. (la If of death 



I 'liK .1 1 i 'Ml (iiiiliil)i' r rif yr.i I ■, ) 

'iiiilc •(liDi)! lii(jli school vocalioPiil col Kmic 

On up. It i()n(«i) 



Isl 
?n(l_ 
3rd_ 
'4th 



Dates 


Ist 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 

1 


RESIDENCE 
eaving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 










Dates 


Dates 


3rd 










Dates 


Dates 


Ath 










Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

D-? S te()()r.indmothcr (your mother's side) 

N.ime Current Residence 



I f (l(M(l. (I.-Jtc of death 



IM.icc of hIrMi Date of birth 

Educdtlf^n (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupat ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd ^Dates 2nd Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

Re 11 (J I on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHIJtDRLN Of A & ^cr A- 1 or u- ! j ^ ycur r^th.ar's name should appear below 

Name Allej-i EouJarcl G lL PTi mc vv' 

P 1 ace of birthB^c.T . U-I-.C- 
Number of years of scnooTmg 



ftesldence gR-^l ^c<:Hpo , JJT 
Number of ch! Idran L4I. 

P lace of birth-^-^nTtqih ./lli''^''""-"^ 
Number of yea rT of school fiig" '|"^|^"— " 

Resldenc eRR^I RocK^,) J 
Number of chrfdren >-^oY^e^ 



da ta 7, i^eembu" 19 X( :^ 
Occupatlort s^tV- e.-n7T^ecl 
>tatu8 iw^rrierV- -* 



HarUal Status fY^a 



_ Occupa 1 1 6rt o^-f-^ tAaFtt-r 



r r > ecX 



Kaioe T-re£\j^rick S|^f\' 
Pldce 0/ bfrth bcLpti-T 
Number of years of schooling 
Res I dence R^l t^ccK-ten, T[\ 
Number of chl Idrtn mr le 

Name 

Place of bl rth ~~ 

Number of years of' schoolTng' 

Residence 

Number of cii! Idrer 




Limmcv^.' 



MsrItaV Statu* 



Occupation sav-cj -,^ pnTv-^<^ 



Pi^c3rru/.| 



Her I tat Status 



date 
"B'ccupatTSir 



Name 

Place of birth ""^ 
Number of year3~o?°TcKooT7( 

Res I dence 

Number of chl Idren 



rital Status 



date 
Occupation 



Name 

Place or'bl rtK 

Number of years 0^ school Iflg" 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



"?*£< 



(occupation 
t«T Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of yearI~"o? "scKooT 

Res I dence 

Number of ch ! Jdren 



Name 

Place of' birth 

Number of years of school ?ng 

Res i den ce 

Number of chl Idren 



Marital Status 



data 
Occupstloh 



dat e 
Occupation" 



Narrtal Status 



Name 

Place of birth " 

Number of years of' schooling 

Residence 

Number of chl idren 



Name 

P I ace of birth "" 

Num»>er of years of schooflReT 
Residence "- 

Number o rc fl MU r w r — • " ■■■ ■ - 



date 



,^__^__^_^ Occupation 
Mcrltfil Status 



dace 



"., ,, , g.. Occupation 
fifirltal Status 



iHll.lJHtN i;l (, and D (or (■- 1 , D-l)-yoijr mother's rijnte should iippi'.ir below 

'■''■■- "T I. Mill K(.. KhM , Xll, 'l.ilf 2M De^.,|NobeA- l^'^*^' 

NmiiiI;< t 'il y»-.ir-. of ■.clioolifKj [ 2_ Occupation ^^L^^t c-fi-icx^ 

''-■■• i 'I'-'" '- Tl-'':. l3>UiL,t:^>v^u,-k 6lu(V^ (c'c^xk Vo 'Harltal Status v"i^j r-r > >ccV, 

''"'"'"' "' 'III Idrcn -Vuj.-t. 

'J I rifci-ceag-: ^ niae. Ati<xn-^c.> TlLLI f\^i 

'■I I'- oTirrTiT; (Vl(U<,-^i ,, , JU da to 2^/ iY)a^ l^ZZ 

NiiiiiinT ol yi.ir-. of schooling ',7 Occupation -j-e-^^crfyiJ^ci 

n»--. ni.-,i(,e ^v 7 J.^Li 3n 5i. R;|>^,dxj-e Tg , Marital Status ( ^ . d cTil -^JfX -^ 
, , 1 1 1 J ■ ' ' ''^ '■ ^ '' ' ' ^ 



Niiinhcr nf rh I Idren 



Pl.icc of birth K'c (. t:^^r, )/ XL'- ■ date ^ Tj j u-Uj I'hI'^B 

Nijiribcr of years of schooling \.2_ Occupat ion p . | (Hl^^ ^LL-.n^i 

Hcs i dencc ^vi i^-.j-^t j]v^, . fXici.^ l rid(,_ L,i Marital Status ^~1 '■ ^x:-Y'Cx_.( <^ 
Number of r.h i Idren o 1 \r , 

P I ... ■■ of birth Sc t'^U.ii, Xc-t ■ date ^jV^hrv^aru 1^3^ 

Niiiiibci of yeors of schooling | JL Occupation I^ct-l^CcC 1 r*:.' ■ 

Kc-, idenf.),- ''^!. I Ui'i fej. '!«:. l;V.u it Marital Status , Y\cir ri eel 

Number of f hi Idren \A\jCtix^ 

''• ^•""«' Fljz<3bg-th Ccci Wia A-fka-'orn GarVNAAoW 

Pl.K.r of birth Bv-U I ( " L^^5c ■ date I T, OC-icL,..,^- /q--?ir" 

Number (jf years of schooling 'X- Occupat lOrt Jcj-i v; i tu (X^-£Ltcr 

lu-s i dcnce K'/-: /^ ^ iNCCklcr^^ Jl^ Marital Status marn -^CL --^ " ' 

Number of children 4h^i e-A_- "" \ 

PI. ICO of birth P^tj^ li , U i^X date 9 JucJaj I9 H3 

Number of years of schooling \o OccupatlOrt ^'O-Lk CL«<"vV-fe-<~ 

R(-s i dcnce '->'-. |V j^, ..-:, J^m""]'^. ll.Mit , Marital Status S..^C|lc 

Numb<.T of chiTdrer K ricae J I 

7. Naiiic I 

P lace of b ! rill date 



Number of years of schooling 'Occupation ~ 

Re', i dcnce Marl tal Status 

Number of ch i Idren 

8. Name 

P I ace of b i rth date 



Number of years of schooling OccupatlOrt 
Residence ""^ Marital Status " 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

P lace of b i rth date 

Number of years of schooling OccupatlOrt 

Residence HarltaT Status ' 

Number of chi Idren — — 



10. Name 

Place of birth — ^— — — — — — — — ^-— — — — — — — — — — — ^^^^ 

Number of years of schooling OccupatiOrT 

Residence !II~~~~~~~' Marital Status ' 



Number of chi Idren 



Your Father 
Name 



ame f-rc (je r u k pTai^UM 6-Um.v%OL0 Current Residence RR.^l Rcck-fcr^, JTi I 
f dead, date of death —> 

Place of birth Bcici <: , LOi^ccnoir^ P ate of birth lb D£.cejvx\a^,-~ |qa7 

Education (number of years; ' "~" ' ' ' ' , . ■ i - 
grade school S high school 4 vocational^ ^college 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ . ^^- (after leaving home) 
Ist fTiilnaru Kol.cc. Armuu Dates 1^:^ 2 - fi 5(c 1st (iamr>gn7iodjU- , t^^o . Dates '^-^^- '^'-^6 

2n d F^ r t^<x^-r^ c> Dates Rsu- IQud 2nd Rfi'^/ ($ccU-1x.y^ , Tu . DAtes K^sc - iQL2. 

|3rd Se4f -e^^vpl^Aj^cL Dates iqt-c -pre :.^r>t 3rd RoclArr. Rd . . fiocfe-b-,-^ D ates IQio^-a.-g ::x>.^t ' 

^th ^t^ates ^th ^Dates 

Hellgion tfc-hesij,At """"""^ 

'olltlcal parties, civil or social clubs, fraterr T!l,r^o^^ HV^rtxi: ,^q A'-^Sct 

^ ,«„»___«_ .^.p-— -,_ . ^ J . 

'lace of marriage to your mother ^ " .'' ^' ' d at'e zY. f^pri > 'iMs T''"^" 

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

/our Mother 

<ame E ^|^3bg±K C'ec. \ I ■ a AfkeASc-n &vjLmix>^^ 5ur rent Residence P. ^.-^ / (?ccie-^gY^ TU. 
If dead, date of death ' ' 

Mace of birth Bclc I I: , LX' 1 5C- > 17. CC-tohju- /^Jh" 

Education (number of years) 
grade school 'j high school t4- \ college 



)ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

f- (after leaving home) 

1st HoiAsej^ik- Dates iqs4 -1^72- 1 s t (2ar^ CmccUr. POc . Dates [q^l- l<^ SU 



^"d AeV\v;U| Direc+rx Dates l<< TL- pre^en jZn d ^ockrhm l2-ct ■ ^ (2octeiryN Dates i'^b2-- preSe>^t 

'rd Dates 3r d Dates 

,^e 11 g I on Rci-Aap ^f^-^t-^ ' ' ^ ~. P '~'^-k^+^a"t 

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



Mace of marriage to your father ■ - - cfate . ^7, "A pr/ ) i 9 S^ 

<OTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or ano^ give that data on tRe back of 

this page (F-2). 



E-l Stepfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

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



Occupation{5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3 rd Dates 

^th Dates ^ th D ates 

Re I Iglon ^— — — — — — — — — — — 

Poll t icai* parties , civii'di" Sflil^l clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother D ate 

F-2 Stepmother 



Name 






Date of bi rth 
col lege 


! 

! 

Dates 


If dead, date of death 

Place of hi rlh 
Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 


__ vocational 
1st 




Occupat ion(s) 

1st Dates 




PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 


2nd Dates 


2nd 
3rd 
sorori ties, 


etc. 




Dates 


3rd Dates 


Dates 


Re 1 i g 1 on 




Political party, civil or social clubs, 








Place of marriage to your father 






date 





! CHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) 



! Name 



S_Llo3;^ Br 



L^ui- 1 V 1 



Number of yea 

Res id 

Numbe 



P I ace of birth (\3ipp C.rc--u-cljU-;iMco^-fco y n 
■ r of years of school I ng aHervu-i^q , ~ 

ence U^ Cr^rKjcAt'd,, Pv7<:n|x_j[, 
r of ch I Idren 



Name BraCLixu L^s^ GxLr^r<")OuJ 
Place of bir4^ 0^ p CrcvccVsi^ (Xso. 
Number of years of ' school [09 31^) jg j^. " 
■Re b i den ce (^-eS GarduMir ,Sc L-kir7 t 
Number of ch I 1 dren 



Name f\rxXr(L'^0 JoKu^ G-u^^o ^-' 
P I ace of birth UoCkfer-cl 1 \ L . 
Number of years of »Choo1 i ng ^44^ ^ 1 
Res i dence RR-*^! RocU-irm , ZLlL. ' 
Number of ch i Idren "~" 






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IName 

P I ace of bi rth 

Number of years of school I ng 

Residence 

Number of ch M dren 



Name 

P 1 ace of bi r th 

Number of years of school log 

Residence 

Number of chl 1 dren 



Name 

Place o^ birth 

Number of years of school log 

Res i dence 

Number of ch I Idren 



Mame 

Place of bi rth 

Mumber of years of school Ing 

Res i dence 

number of chi Idren 



Kame 

Place of bi rth 

Mumber of years of school Ing 

Res i dence 

*4umber of chi Idren 



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•'Ration 



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'jpat ion 



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Edward Allen Gummov/ 

Edward Allen Gummow was born 15, July 190 3 to the 
parents of George Henry and his wife Annie McMahon 
Guraraow. He v-is born in the basement of their home, 
which still stands near the present site of G^ommow 
Dairy near Rockton. Edward' s parents h id two farms 
located near the bend of the Pecatonica and Rock 
Rivers, outside of Rockton, which Edward later bought 
from his father. During grade school he attended a 
one-room school called Gon'-clin School between Harri- 
son and Rockton. 'When it was time for high school, 
he attended Rockton High School, which is presently 
called Hononegah. After graduation he attended 
Brown's Business College for one year. Brown's was 
located in Rockford and was closed down shortly before 
World War II and never reopened. After his schooling 
he returned to the farm to work for his father until 
he married his wife, Daisy Geraldine Hall. Shortly 
after their marriage they purchased the home f jrm. 



GRANDMOTHER GUMTOW 
Daisy Geraldine Gummow 

On ^4, S-'ebruary 190? Daisy Geraldine Hall -Aas 
born in Baraboo (Necedah County), v,isconsin. Her 
parents 7/ere of the Protestant faith and religion 
was stressed strongly in the home. Her father was 
a farmer and as usual in those days everyone- in the 
family 7/orked on the farm and helping out neighbor- 
ing farmers, also. In early 1920 the family sold 
their farm and moved to fleloit (Rock County), Wis- 
consin, and the father, John Wesly Hall v/ent into 
the field of industrial engineering. ^\t the age of 
thirteen, Daisy started attending Beloit schools. 
Life went on as usual for the high school girl and 
in 1923 Daisy met the man who was later to become her 
husband. It •.■;as at a sjuare dance at bhe .Ihirland 
Town Hall in Shirland Illinois. Ed/vird and Daisy 
started dating after this and in January of 1926 
were engaged to be married and did so on 20, February 
1926. 



PATERN.1L GRANDPARENTS LIFE TOGSTIISR 
Edv'.ard & Daisy Giirarnow 

Edward and Daisy were married on 20, February 
1926 at the Court Street Methodist Church in Rock- 
ford, Illinois. After a honeymoon, they returned 
home to the farm they /.ere to buy and were fairly 
successful with their home farm. They gre^' crops 
and raised both dairy and beef cattle. In the next 
fe years they had three children; Allen Edward, the 
oldest, was born 7 December, 19?6; Robert Duane, 
1 February, 1928, and Frererick Stanley on 15 Dec- 
ember, 1929. All three sons attended the same school 
as their father did at grade school age. In 1932 
Edward started gummow Dairy which was then called 
Highway 75 Dairy, named ifter the road they .lived on. 
At first all processing was done in the basement of 
the house. There were always at least four hired 
hands working on the farm and everyone took turns 
with the first milk route. There was no homogenizing 
or pasteurization, so all the milk sold was raw milk. 
Since taere was no refrigeration for the trucks, the 
route had to be started at two o'clcick in the morning 
so it would be delivered before the sun got bright 
enough to warm the raw milk. All milk was sold in 
pints and quarts. Prices charged when first starting 
out were: quarts, 50 » and pints, 3i^ • 

The depression struck hard on nearby farms as 
it did on EdA-ard and Daisy's. Hired hands would 
work ten-hour days just for room, board and their 



tobacco. Pigs that were raised could only be sold 
for three cents a pou id and a farmer ■voald pay fif- 
teen cents a oound for corn. Sd remembers a neigh- 
bor who shipped a boxcar full of sheep to Chicago 
via a train which carried the sheep to market. Prices 
were so low that the freight bill for hauling was 
more than he recievod for the sheep. 



FATHER 
Frederick Stanley GLunmow 

Freii y;as born in the Deloit Hospital, Beloit 
Vvisconsin on 15 » December 19'?9. Being the younr'^e.^t 
in the family of five he ^^rew up during the Depression. 
As did his older brothers Allen and Robert he attended 
grade school in a one-room school callled Conklin 
School hear Harrison Illinois. After sixth grade 
he transferred to Rockton Grade School and co-cap- 
tained his basketball team Ahich won Rockton' s first 
trophy. This also was the first year grade school 
plj.yers at Rockbon recieved letters for corapl(iting 
playing seasons. He entered Hononegah (Rockton) 
High School and was vice-president of his class, 
the Glass of '47. Athletics were only used his last 
two years of high school. His freshman and sophomore 
years were at the same time as World V/ar II so high 
school sports were not allowed at the time. After 
graduating he returned home to '.'/ork on t'-.e farm for 
a year. 

At age nineteen he and an old friend toured the 
United States for nine months and worked on the "Grain 
Sweep" which was a largo group of men who worked in 
harvesting wheat. They started on the southern part 
of the wheat belt and worked north. After the vaca- 
tion he returned home to help on his father's farms 
and three years later was drafted, and he reported 
for duty in 1952. Just before leaving for the array 
he met .Elizabeth Cecillia Atkinson and they wrote to 
each other when he could not come home on leavti. 



MATjiRKAL GRANDFATHER 
Ralph Atkinson 

Ralph Atkinson was born 15, March 1900 to tha 
parants of Irish immi;;rants. Many of his relatives 
came over during the Great Potato Famine in Ireland. 
They came to the Crystal Lake, Illinois area, where 
his fdther labored on a farm near Crystal Lake. 
V^hen Ralph was old enough to help his father earn 
money they purchased a farr.a .".hich v;as located near 
Roscoe Illinois, along side present- 3ay High.vay 51. 
He attended his liter years of schooling in Beloit 
when they still lived near Roscoe and rode a horse 
to school. At the end of his sophomore year he ^lUit 
school to V'Ork on the f-irm. Hired hands vere too 
expensive and help was needed badly on thB farm. Pro- 
duction was low in these years and income was falling 
sharply for Most farm families in the mid- /est. 



r/t.\T _«NAL GRANDTOTH i,R 
Katharine Leora Fl.inigan 

Katherine Leora Plani'i^an wis born into a large 
family of four brothGrs and three 3i:;tc:ro. 3he was 
born in Adams Township /Visconsin on 1 3 July, 190 3- 
Her father drove ice wagons and coal wagonj in 
southern Wisconoin and ..hen they moved to Beloit 
tha family started farming in the Beloit ..rea. Leora 
attended Beloit schools until the time of /.orld 7/ar I 
when 3he had to -,uit school to go to work. She .''Orked 
in a factory in Beloit which made hand grenades for 
the war. She then .,orked in a jhoe Cictory vhich is 
now Froeman'Jhoe Company. At the age of seventeen 
she became engaged to be married. 



HAT3RNAL GR'\K1JP-\RENT3 LIF":; TOG:^TH:j;R 
Ralph and Leora Atkinson 

Grandpa and j-^randma Atkinson v/ore married at the 
St. Thomas Church on 13, April 1920. Leora quit her 
job at Beloit and tney moved to Ralph's pirents' farm 
where they farmed on shares -.".'ith his parents. Their 
oldest children '..ere born vvhile they v-.ere still fj.rm- 
ing \"dth Raloh' s father. Thev are Geraldine Letha 
Atkinson, Mercedes Mae Atkinson, and "i.rthur James 
Atkinson. Shortly after the birth of tlieir third 
child, they moved to South Beloit and Ralph became an 
enginesB at Fairbanks Morse, a Division of Colt 
Industries. Building nat^-rials wjre hard to obtain 
so vihen they built their house in South Beloit it 
was cement building blocks with a wooden frame. 
During their life at this house in South Beloit Three 
more children were born into the family. Thev were 
Patricia Ann, Slir.a'oeth Gecellia, named after her 
grandmother .vho was born in Ireland, and V/illiam 
Robert Atkinson. 31izabeth soon adopted the the 
nickname of 'Mike' because of her closeness to her 
sister Pat. They v\ere nicknamed after the Icgendery 
tale of the Irisnmen Pat an l Mike. Two years later 
the family settled in their new home at 50 3 Hayes Ave- 
nue. They nurchased the land vith a do/m-payraent 
of five dollars for the half-acre lot that they 
built on. 

Most of their children "'.ent into separate fields 
of ;,ork. Letha worked for t,he Post Office, "hich she 



still does. Merce went on to five years of college 
and became a teacher. Arthur served in the Navy and 
was on the famous battleship — The Ancon, ■. hich was 
bombed throe different times; one bombing lasted 
thirty-six hours. Later a book vas written about 
the ship. The three y-jungest children ;,erc still at 
home while the oldest pursued their careers. 

In 1946 Ralph decided to start a business of 
his o.-.n, which was a tixi-cab service. ' Ac.coy' s 
Hacic,' derived frora his nickname • ac!.:ey' was the name, 
It hid Southern V.isconsin' s first radio dispatched 
cabs and -.as a huge success. The F-imily ran Jfhe 
business for two years and then sold the business 
to Yellow Gab Company of Beloit. Ralph went back 
to engineering. 

Divorce split the family up in 194B and Ralph 
moved back to his home to.'.n of Crystal Lake. Leora 
and the children continued living in South Baloit. 



MOTHER 
Elizabeth Cecellia Atkinson 

Elizabeth .-as born into a large f tmily from 
South Beloit, Illinois. Her birth late A'as 17, Octo- 
ber 1935, and : 3.3 born in the Beloit Hospital, at 
Beloit, Wisconsin. The deprejsion had a very bad 
effect on this fimily as it did all large finilios. 
The older members of the family had to .vork in addition 
to going to school just so they could make en is meet. 
When Elisabeth was aroundfive years old they moved 
to a different home in South Beloit and if her father 
could make t/enty dollars a week during the Depression 
they felt as though they - ere doing well. Eliza- 
beth worked a Warner Brake and Clutch in South Beloit 
while attending high school. She also captained the 
cheerleading squad and served as an officer of her 
class all four years of high school. 'i.fter gradua- 
tion she continued to work at 'earner Brake and Clutch 
for a year until she met her husband-to-be at the same 
place as did Fred's parents twenty-one years sooner. 



PARENTS LI? J TOGETHER 
Fred and Elizabeth's Life Together 

After working on the home farm for three years 
Fred was drafted into the United St-Ltes Army, and served 
as a military policeman. Elizabeth continued her work 
at Warner Brake and Clutch in her home tov.n of South 
Beloit. The two were engaged in 1954 and foixnd 
their separation to be hard on their relationship. 
On a weekend leave from Gamp Crowder in Missouri, 
Frederick 3. Gummow took Elizabeth Cecellia Atkin- 
son as his vvife in April of 1954. Returning to Gamp 
Growder together they soon found living accomo lations 
off the base. Tvlost of their tome was spent with other 
Army newlyweds and families. They traveled on his 
leaves and led a generally fulfilled life. In Sep- 
tember of 1955 the fir.;t child of the family .'.as born 
to Elizabeth, naned after his grandfather, ICdward 
Brian Gummow. He r.as born in the Army base prison 
hospital. The camp personnel were entitled to the 
use of the hospital but most of the patients /;ere 
prisoners that Fred was in charge of. Shortly after 
Ed's birth his father v.'as promoted to corporal. 
Life went on as usuj,l for Fred, still a guard at the 
iDrison. One year and exactly one month later on 
10, October 1956 their second son was born — also a 
boy, Bradley Lee Gummow. He was a very small baby at 
birth and during the first year of life suffered 
from a very harsh case of pneumonia. Birth came on 
the day of Fred' s supposed discharge From the Army. 
Then after three days of recuperation for Eliza- 



beth they packed their belongings and two sons into 
the car and headed home for Rockton. 'Ahen we returned 
they moved us all into a house on the home farm which 
was located at the present site of Gummow Farm's Dairy, 
a family business. Eli::abeth remained a housewife car- 
ring for her husband and t',-o sons, while Fred worked 
on the farms and at the dairy. Life went on without 
any major chinges until 1959. On June 10th of that 
year Andrew John Gummow was born. Since they had 
wanted a girl and didn't get one any of three times 
thev gave up on the idea and remained satisfied v/ith 
three sons. 

At this time we 'A-ere living in the Harrison Grade 
School District and Brad and Sd were both of school 
age and attended Harrison School. The parents felt 
as though a better education could be earned in the 
Rockton schools. Ih the f:ill of 1962 construction 
began on their present home near Rockton. Tdost of 
the planning was done by Elizabeth. Her 'knack' for 
planning the home reached two national magazines. 
After the house was completed we moved in and the 
children began school at Rockton. 

Fred carried on with the dairy operation and 
with the help of his brother has turned it into one 
of the three largest partnerships in dairy production 
in the state of Illinois. In early 1971 Fred started 
a new business with Gumraow Dairy being the parent 
company. This is a chain of convenient-type grocery 
stores with most of them having self-service gasoline 
with them. It has now developed into a chain of stores 
and he has taken on t-iree partners in the Country 
Stores Incorporated. 



Elizabeth carried on as housewife and "lother of 
three sons. '.Vhen her husband started his new business 
she helped in starting the first set of stores. In 
1972 she started taking extension courses from the 
University of Illinois and holds a degree in Realty 
Orientation in /.orking '.-ith rest home patients and 
senior citizens in the Rockford aren. Her responsi- 
bilities include org-mization activities for them 
and holding seminars in the field. She presently is 
devoting most of her tine to the Park-3tr ithinor 
Nursing Home in Rockford. Her hopes arc to earn a 
higher degree and assist in remotivation plans for 
retirement homes in V.inncba ';o County. 

ThEir t/vo oldest sons are attending college. 
Ed is at Mesa Community College in Phoenix Arizona. 
Brad goes to Rock Valley College and lives in South 
Beloit. Andy, the youngest, is still in high school 
at HononegaVi High and lives at home. 



m LIFE 
Bradley Loe Gummow 

I v/as born in a nilitary iricon hospital at 
Gamp Gro'vder, T.lissori. Hy father v.as serving i3 a 
military policeman in the \rmy and obher ho.:pit :1s 
vvere not aviilable 30 i portion of Lhe hospital 
Aas set aside for the ^paards and their fa'.iilies. 
/Ifter three days ny father was discharged from the 
A.rr;iy. We returned home ind -ny f'ath ^r helped on 
the farm and in the dairv business, v/hich was still 
relatively small. I attended Rocl:ton Grade School 
and co-captained our basketball team which won two 
championships in a ro'w. My fj,ther started devoting 
all of his time to the dairy and it grew in size 
and production at a sharp speed. I started to help 
on the farms and have continued to do so until now. 

After graduation I entered Hononegab High 
School and joined the .-.rcstling team, when I was 
a freshman. This was tlbe highlite of my freshman 
year and I went on to finish third in the Northern 
Illinois District. Finding high school more diffi- 
cult, I found time for only one sport and the only 
other activity I hid time for was 4-II, /.hich pro- 
vided for the first trip on ray ov-ti. Pour other 
Delegates and myself ■.vere sent to V/ashington, D.C. 
for a 4-H leadership conference. 

Upon entering high school for my sopho-'iore 
year I again went out for wr^estling, but suffered 
a shoulder injury early in thj season. I still 
wanted to take part in sports so found that high 
school sports weren't for bad shoulders. I began to 



take lessons in Tae-Kwon-Do , Ahich is a Korean 
karate for^n. After takin^; lessons for awhile I helped 1 
teach beginners for two and one-half years. During 
my junior year and first half of my senior year I 
worked for a recreational land development company 
named Lake Oarroll. I managed to save enough ;noney 
for the vacation I had longed for. In early December 
of 1973 a friend and I left for Florida and t!ie Bahamas. 
Most of our time was sp int in the south v.as on Nassau 
Islind, v.hich is the capitj.1 of the Bahamas. We 
Stayed for a month ,;ind found it hard to return after 
just getting used to the Bah.iman '.'.'ay of life. 

I v/ent through my senior year on a v/ork-study 
program. The first h ..If v'.as spent with Lake Carroll 
and at semcoter break I worked as a salesman for a 
car dealerin the area. But in early 1974 when the 
economy started filling, car sales went with it, so 
started working for my father at Guramow Dairy and 
the Goiintry Stores, Inc. After high school graduation 
three f rinds and myself went on our boyhood dream trip. 
A'e h'lid always planned on moving to Florida together 
and in June of 1974 v-e left. .7e rented a house in 
Bradenton, Florida and worked in the area. The 
three friends decideil to stay but I decided to come 
back home to Illinois, and attend college. I applied 
at North Central College at Naperville, Illinois, but 
found out I was too late in doing so. I elected to 
attend Rock Valley College and live with and work far 
my parents while attending 'The Vallev' . I am pres- 
ently interested in marketing and have olaced my 
major as such. Since I was back in school I felt 
that a sport wo\ild be good to get into and so I pur- 



chased a D.K.W. motorcycle and began racing moto- 
cross. I have only finished one season .ini I still 
feel that I am a beginner, but hope to lursue the 
sport again next season. 

The first semester of liock Valley is almost 
over and my plans are to either continue at Rock 
Valley or transfer to anobher school. I hope to have 
a business of ray u'/vn in a fev years. 



, KEVIN EARL 1956- 



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Alleti Z-divard auI'J'CW - 

Naomi i'.'ii;!!'! 3u-raow - 

Rae (j'r'VX'd Andersen - 

^.■aisy Zs.LL Clur.'/jovj - 
Pauline i'A TT" RoseaoM 
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PAHT I 

'si. '^auuraal ^rvcat-Cre;''i: "rr^nlrioth! r - ;iary Aiin .3£;i,L 

l.(A) ;>reat Graadfaoher - .-^---rpo G" Il'O'; -> r -^^^ - -. 

(^0 Gi-'Of, fc ■.randfrioc'iej:' - .nnnie .-lO:;.-! vO" > ^ 

2, (A) Gi=6;vb- Great G'iT.ridfataor - Joha '.'.J "A ':~; — > 

(G) Great- Great Gr a-^d:.: tGvP - Ann .'131:: w-.:" f ^'^ ^<^* Toocr-^ri; 

3, (A) >.-randi£ :G.. i? - ..^owurL /'.lion iG:T:IIIOl.' 
(■";) Gr'and!-..au'ier - Dais./ Geraldine HALL 

It.. (A) Greafc Granofat er - Jo?.a -^eslev; AGG^^^^^^^ ^^^^,,, 
-,-.>; i-.Toac ^rar.cii !c t.:o?.' - Mina ^>:Si>j liali \ 

5. (A) FabAiir - Allen Ad^^ard G'r^TOW 

pa::t II 

A. Gatcrtial Great Gr^adTatGer - John rienry GaGTIII 

B, Matornal Great !.'j?andGath.or - Aarriett Naomi GG LCGGA' Martin 

1,(A) Grandfatia^^r - 'iorier Aarl MARTIIt' 

(g) Grandniot cr - ITeGlie Willard PRASGR I-iartin 

2.(4i.)CTr8at ■>raad.fat lej? - VMlIiar,: A, FuASUH 

(3) Great Grand; ;o trier - Gona Golle OI!' -rj;? Praser 

3. (A) Mother - ilaomi Louise ILA.GTITT Ounnow 

PART III 

A, Inronts Life Tocret'ier 

PAiiT IV 

A, My Life - Kevin Garl GITGMOW 

FART V 

A, Plcturoa - Under Separate Gover 



Henry Cun:ncw 

It is listod in the Winnebago countj directory 

Oi IS77 that icnrj snd his fathsr Charles 

v;ere blacks-iths in Harrison Illinois. 

The e::f;ct year that z':e ' car.ie to ATzerics 

is not knc.'n. 

While being a black3n:iths and Tarmer 
he helped a r:an nar.-ec ."/illiar. Lanjly and his 
fanily to cone to this country from ^nrrland, 
in turn : r. Lanrly worked for Henry to nay 
their passage. Along with Henry and his xat'i\Bv 
'.levc throe sisters and two brothers that car.ie 
to America also, .-lenry settled and biil':. a 
hone one-tcnt'i of a mile v;est of the Pecatcnica 
rivec outside of Harrison, lenry married 
Vary Ann Bell in 31 Oct, IC5'9. They had lii. 
cliildren C boys and 6 frirls 5 of the children 
2 boys 3 fi^ls diod i.'ithin 5 years of birth, 

-'ienry and family belonged to the church 
in ■ arrison. Ienry al -0 v;as a nenbor of the 
Ilasonic Lodj^e in Rockton, because of the fire 
of 1907 vjhicb. destroyed all the docjmeats 
of the lodre it is not known to us v^hat 
degree he vias. 



:;ary Anti Bell 

All taat iii Lmov.'n about; hov la thst a>ie \i3s 
taorried to a r.icn tfiat was iriliocl in an boiloi' 
ez.'^loialDa 1.1 "-alcci^vo, 1': is not '-nnua lovj 
Honry :iot -iC. . 



G-oorge ITenrj ^uranow 

j^orn :'o-/ P9, l664 Died October 22, 19l\.S 

Born on a farn in ilarriscn, Illincis, v.'g.^ ona o"' li|. O'^llupen. 

As a ycung nan he ^learci of the >'o;':e3Goad ^ct, end went >Vc3t 

to Kansns, s nd on to Calif oi'nia, v/orlcin-^ in c-ho w leat i'ieliia, 

'le returned to harri.'-Jori, Illinois snc v; orked t;ie Tar:?) 'vis 

i'&ther v.'as livint; on. he married Annie Mcl-Jahon and j^ourrht 

a Tarm on i-^iphway 75 j-st ..^ast oh iiarriaon. All hour oh t^eir 

children we^e born on this forn, he ran a fchres lop ;:achins 

, Slid did caston x-»'or':. Me N?ald be frone h-r mop.t/^^ a': a ':i:}e 

whil'i threshing soasori wag on. 

upon rstirir-g he sold his far:; to 'ixa son hdv-'ord, and ::;c/ed 

to iiochton, Illinois. Ho bou.i;;ht a la ■ re a^art'ieni houje, and 

several snaller ::o:aos in hochton. he was a raanber oh t rxo 

Modern '.voounen of America, and ser/ed a;: a hchor.! Trustee 

in PiDCkton, and on the To'.Jn.'-jiiip '^o'l .issicn, 

he is ouriod i-' the hockton heriojery. 



Jolan 1 crlahon 

jorn l03ix, GQl\:aj Ccartj Ireli^nd --'led - Js' ■xor-r 2C, 1912 

■ ^■xca d. 111. 



All taat, 13 K!:cv;r. a'oi't John is t'.iat '■ie ciTie fro-.-: Ij'cland, 
li'/ed at Lon^; Island, ."ew ■''ork ..''or' 'ohree "■aa/.^s, 'ie then 
moved -.vest to Illinoia, e narriof'. Ann Hig;_ *.abofctD-.i in l6>6. 
Ann -iigi-iaboitora was corn in 'Car 11, IB3U snd .i.ied i-'arcii 31» 
190i{-. "ilie is un'cLtiOVia to c-xr ■"a-ril.;. '■i-'o,^eth..rr" t'le/ 'lad oi^^.it 
ciiiluran, the- youngest bein^ Annie Mc.'aoon, who •.';arried deorrje 
Gumuoxii, 



iidwsrd Allen G-unr^iow 
r-orn J:.Jl/ 21, 1903 

Ldivdrd i\';,s born on fc'ie farm that is nr-.; Gumrrjow ,'ar;i3 Jairr, 
located 00. ii;. /■, 75 est of -iocktoa, J.'llinDia, :'.e ..as tb.o 
tiiird child of G-eor.ve a nd An. ie i'.c-.aaon Uurrii-.oi'j, ■■eing rai'sed 
on a faroi in the 973 bei'ore /orld var I rr^eaat ■larCt -j ork for 
Edward anu brother Lester, I'ae choros were milLcia^ covis and 
usual fsrmwork, ;Iis father George ooerated a jtearneagine 
doing custon work away rrovn ho:ie, .ie attendsd .Tchocl at a 
small one room country school ens nile v.-cst of the farci where 
he li>;"ed, lie ;craGuated fron liockton iiig:i Echool. Ke t-^uvn 
attcnd&d rirowns ousirieas -^oAlege in Hcckford, :ie .':oved 

tc G.iio^co and worked there for a construction ccm^^ar.y driving 
tr^ck. he raet iJalay Kail at a dance at the ohirland Town itall, 
and married her in :"ebruar-./, 1925. niter .his aar-riage he 
piovod on '.lis fat'-.er's farn, v.-ho then retiree and ricved into 
iiockton, Ihey haa ti;ree bo./s, Allen, iiobert ana . radcrick. 
C^ettinr; ahead in the do ore o si on r-iearit hard vj ork for his '^ofs, 
and hir.iself. They had a saw nill in the v-'oods and 3av;ed lu.iber 
for several new ■^aildinps on t:ie farpi. One being a 100' long 
dair . bi;rn to hold at lea ' 52 covia. 

During world War II he hired Gornan oriscners fro.:i Garcp 3rar;t, 
iiockford, Illinoia, woo 'wor-e ca-tured in Africa fr:ri Gcoeral 
Erwin Ko'ar.el' s Array; They cleared 'che land by cuttir.g trees 
for loF-irig, and v/orked oailinr hay. he later nurc la.jed tvjo 
farris, one on Owen Gontor Road, and 010 located ..'eat of hochton 
on the 3 irland Road, tnis one having 700 acres, a total of 1,^00 
acres. In the late fifties iidvcard and Daisy n.cvcd :;c the for:,; 
.-/est of aockton, on Ghirland Road, vj lere tney now reside. 



page 2 

i:-dv;ard Allen Gunncw 



Ed'v.'Erd sftarted iv /-iat is nou Icnovjn as G-unmow '''arms Jairy, in 
1933* "— -'^ cc lid S3;,- this \JSo sta^.-'tac; ciiite; b " accident, 
i^dv;ard thought he could get •:rre for iiia milk if 'le sold it 
to a man in Hockton, v.'ho at t!ie ti';iO vas tottli.-ir^ .ro.lk b/ 
hand and dQliv-ring it door to door. This nan v;. ,ilc: come out 
to th.e GuT;riow Tarr.^ c n;. pick uo milk each day. He e\?oritually 
be-am.e delinquent v.lth his pay' ents, end o.ferred the snail 
ano-i.nt of equio ent he had to .-d'^'ard i'cr hi;-; iiidebtGdnoss, 
Highway Dairy vvas taen stsr-ted, and the Iirat dolivcry trick 
was a 1929 oflel A .'■'ord, The Tirst nilk i-isa Grade A ra'w 
milk, delivered to Hockton and Boloit, Vvisconsin area. The 
process of pastGuriiiing cane into eTfect durinrr V/crld .var II, 
followed by Honoye nixing, Allen U, Guia.io^-? cane hono after 
World V/ar II, and took: a rreat interest in the -^airy '^'isiriess, 
it then began to grwv.', a nd has co:)tini.ied to do 'indor :ais 
direction. At ^resent the coverage is extensively into -^ioconsin, 
the 'Jhicago Area and as far west as Fraeport, Illinois. 
a second son Frederick, has come into the business in the oast 
ten years, TIxe nanc i<;aj caknped to Gunrnow farms Jairy frora 
Highway i^airy in I96O, 



.--orn cebruary ZU., 1907 



Slxe was uorn i:* ..ax'boo, Wiaco si'i, ^^3 a caild . r 
narents ;':?vod to -vkoit, '•viacjo. sin, vror^ S'le attended 
..-eloit sca'^'Cla, f.i i.i'iaatln... rrG;o elcit .;L2'-i •^caool in 
192i;-. 3;"iG waj a vor-y atte;,t;ivc .rl; .dent, alwayc; reccivin:^ 
vor 7 gocd i-radoa ia aohorl, •-■.-■o 'iaj'.d t/io -uanc a;-d sapg 
as a gii*!, .Virile atte-idiaf a da'-ice at o ■,irla/;'l -"':.\'ri .:all 
3hn meot ^Idwayd ■i'ljrioUf uho . st^Q ■•ar'fi'., ■:.! in 'sbr lavy, 1-26, 
She njovoci on t :.o far"! and v.'ac; Ir-.own aa a'" OKcar'&iDnal ccolc, 
and a very olo-Jlag "C/'soaalit;-, S':e roi^yd ■; T-rO 'ir.-via on 
zhia ^"arrfs, JUe I'osidoa wit., hsr -i:j an. ^d\.H^d i nnovj on q 
i'ar.; located ori ^Idrla. d ;lo&d ./sax; o^ .ioQl:;;:?n, Illincia, 



John ..esiey -iall 

Born --'ebraai'v ll;, lG62 



.ed .-3j 18, 1936 



Jolin .'/eslcy ^cll '-.'as :)orn in A tico, -'iscorisin. .le vjas a 

jock of all ':r:;dGS, lie did a lot of neciianical v;crk on 

cars, both for hiriself and other peof.le. ^le broke horses 

in the neiirhborhood vihore he ■•■.rew up. Worked in a arden 

narsevj i-Jhen a younj. raan, :.Ie noved to ..eloit, .visconain 

and narriea Mina inue in October, 1903. Thej lad one child, 

Oaisj Goraldine hall ^.:a;'aovi, J'.ost of is adult life was 

soent as an ar.irlc ee of Wri: it :• v'agner fairy, -eloit, .isc. 

He was knovin for his enor;nc:a3 stren^-th, and ;!an7 stories have 

been told of his feats, ie L-.'as 'ci led ,hiil9 workinr? on ;he 

farra for .-•dw, Guinr:©*?. A tractor over-turned on hin on r'aj Ic, 193'^ 



Allen ."^dv-'ard '^'untaow 

ii.ra -Joceiabar 7, 1?26 

Alleu was 'o jrn iti x^eloit Msr::cr-ial ■>■: 3 ;it;:-)l, and 'orotjcrht 

tiosie Uo t/ie farti vriG^'C ..e preot.tl^ recicss, w!.t:i r.i^ '..'5.fe 

and four c.^ildrsa, -'is atteaded the si; >3 one r r.:-i sohcol 

houae 11X3 rafclicr ^^dw^rd atte i.^ed, one -..ilc i^icst dT tlic fnrn, 

xio ;;:raduaood frcra Hononegali .ag,;. -icliool in 19kh* ■- t:-.^en 

worked full ti;iic- for "iia fa'c'ier on the farm s iiJ. Dairy, In 

±943' ''"^9 Jcinod the Ar^j Air Coros, jer/inr 16 ;ncntas. 

He nax^ricid Naomi Kartin in A.oril, 19ij-7. The/ resided in 

ElFaso, Texas for two .ear's. Jr.on ..Gt.iTiinv .:o hcckoon 

ae ai-Oo/;aed a _u3ine33 ic:l:col, s.^d went to A ricult'^re 

School .aidor trxe G-I Bill, ho is a .-.embor of f'-:9 hji-ivh 

Masonic Lodge #302, and freaport Conv-sistor;/, hree ;ort. 111, 

To.~eth<i.' with hv'edrick Gi-.u:r-:ow, he -startod a chain of stores, 

tae:;.i 
in 1969, callinr/Goantry Stores, f .e./ are a con-/o;iieat food 

store, A^lth self-aervioe -as. At orooent le is Prosidaat, 

They now iiave seven stores, ho ia presently in t le Dairy 

Hana^_^e. ent business of ^aiTiraoi-; 'arms -^aix-',/. he resides with 

nis wife and four cnildren on the farin where he was born 'ind 

where his f;,ther, -.dv^ard was born, he ia intireited in history, 

and genealogy, and does .auch reading- and rcasearch on bof.i. 



Jo in -ienr/ Martin 

tiovn Rair.'.ono, Illinois 1066 .Jiad Marc > 17, l'')k2 
lie was '-orn on a x'Gr;r. in Hajr-.Dnd, Illinois, 'cnt'-z-nerj 
County, atteaded school a .:'jile Croin tho i''a..-r:i, one ciro'a.ih 
eig'rit cr;:de3, .Started far'.r.in;/ his I'athor's farn as a foanrr 
raan. At this tine the farm had been ia the i^artin nane ?- r 
two genera rioris. he did a considerai.jle aijoant of carve ntrr 
v.'oplr for his n.ei;j.;bor3, a ad oven went into hitciu'ield and 
wor!cGd as a ccrpenfcer .•'': r indivi'j.-.:ala vjno needed vjcrk done. 
At the ti.Tje ;:f iiis \'-cunge3t son's Harriap:e '.lo rioved to 
Litchrield, Illinoia and started •■.■i'nat v;a3 hnoi^n as Martin's 
Grocer/ otcre « Jr/ G-oods. e was very Si;icce33'rul at this 
venture, ana at nest of his VMitares. He had a ir-enutaticn 
as a ver,/ s urong-willed and hard vi orV:inr- ::an. 
He died in ;":arch of i9'(-2. 



Harriett liaorai -illedive Hax'tia 

Bern Ocbobc'i' 26, iGyi iJied Oc'iic e?, 19l|.2 



Ijorn in rjitciifield, Illinois, i;c'aooled here, , oirig 
tlirouth 9th g'i'ado. She v;a3 /crj artijuio, i:n'.; her 
famil/ gave hep oxten^i'/e art le_sj s-in 3t. Lu/is, I'J . 
She vjaa raaxTied in l892 and mo-^ed to a i"aj?in in ita/.-iond, 
Illincis. She lived tlie-ro until 'ler death in 19l-^2 in 
Litchfield hcsuital. 



Homer ^nvl j.irtin 

.;.orn July if', 189^ Died April 26, 1963 

'iorn on the Mai'tin -'airn In liayiond, Illinois, ■•:ont':r-:Tisry 

County. *i^a/:;Gnd is seven .liles north-e„-.i;t oi" Litchi'ield, 

mine 13. A t oiccil rirai '.'arm tov.'n. This is ••.aere ho 

rodo a hoi'tie to ;|o to high 3Chool, Also his tv<o oldest 

chilurenvjent to the Raymond righ ;.ichcol. 

tJaile in school ae was iatcrested in iuaic, rie iad a lovely 

tenor voioe, and :iis family sent hira to voice sc:;;ol in -^fcatur, 

Illinois. ^ie had caaitar lessons and played tlie :'.outh-iii;rp. 

lie vjtnt to a :,ortaary School in St. fjouis, '..'issouri for a year, 

but decided this wasn't a -.profession he oarticularly likad. 

.■lis reli icn was 3;i,-'ti.'jt . he joined t'le Masonic lod;-:e '..■'^cri 

ho vjas a young -ion, and v.-as active only the ceriod which he 

lived in the Ray 'orid area. he tnarried Mellie '.villard Pr^ser 

on September 30, l'')19 at Ra/:ond, Illinois. T.iey had five children 

rhclr first year of marriage vjas/in Jecatur, Illinois where 



he played trie yuitar and song on a raaio station, f'ley re '■■.:■ 
to Litchfield, Illincia snj he went into csroentry work, ana 
built ho'-ises, he o-ven did the brick laying for the hoi'ica he 
built. Aft'^r a period he vnovcd on his father's farm v;here 
he wa.-; born, and famed until t iie death of .lis vjife in 193^. 



^ed 



In 1936 he aioved to Joloit, viaionain on e farra. 



he left t' 



fa^ra in 19lj-0 alitor i^avinc various sales la's jobs. In 19li2 
he vjent to vjcrk ^t f'''airbank3 orse, j^eloit, .Wisconsin and was 



t..ore until his death in 1963. 



Nellie iillar'd Fraaer Mar-tin 

oorn llarch 19, I898 -^ied March, 1931]. 

.3orn in Jar-linvilie, Illinois, no /ed to Lite :.rield, Illinois 
as a c. ild, went tc school aeve cnc evei.t "lall/ m:y:ed on a 
farm in tae rcajrcond, Illinois area. She gr^dua i' d Tron ligh 
school as a top student. She was al-.oa 3 interGstod in airher 
education, and road consisnentl ,•'. She vias a .-a tist and 
v;a3 active in liar.,/ caarch ci^: -3. S.ie v.'as a :.;en.:er' oT Ro'al 
Heig^ibors, 3hc -.aarried .'Dner i-arl Kartin on 3e',:>te;T;be? 30, 
1919 at Ha.,-r;]ooQ, Illinois. ilor first /ear iv'as s ^ent in 
Decatur, Illinois, t'len moved to a "arm in ria/raond, Illinois 
vjhere siie didd at the young a-io of 36 in March 193i|. 

c>he left a husband and five children. 



WilliaiTi A. l^raaor 
3orn June 20, I876 



- V 



>ied '1930 



BoiTi in .r.dr.iinKtcn, Keniu -■'•:.'. Moved to b he Litcbfiold as 
a ooy. -Educated t-:roagli 8th :-:r;. de. iis \:-:s a :>ian of '■^ar■J 
trades, an . also left home earl" to trr.vol arourid the countyy. 
he WES a Drayman and mn a 3iau:,'h or hr ise, a career. tor, ror'.-;er, 
which he vjas d:.in£: at the tine c' his deauh in 1930. 



iMoaa oelle uir.iblin ""'ra.^er 



3orn 5eptenbor 2S, 1079 



I')5ed in ni5 



Jcra in Gillisnie, Illincis r;cved to the Litc'ifield 
area after school. She attended high school t'-.r-:ugh 
lOth ersde, L-led at an oarl_^ i ge in 1915. 



Naomi Louise Martin uurinow 
Born - March 31, 1928 

The daughter of Hotner •-nrl Martin s nd ^.ellio 'raaor Kartin. 
i3orn on a farm in Ha,yp]onG, Illinois, ^lont^onerT cnunt/, Li7-,d 
there until six years of age, atteadinjr ''azel J-roen School in 
firct . rade. In 193l|. moved to '-•■elo5.t, -.isconsin on a farn located 
on i'o''line Roaa north of 3eloit, Attended the Towline school unt;ll 
l+tti ^_--e. Moved to -eloit, //i sconain nad at^:ended ./atorpian :5Chool 
through 6tn, transferred to rloosevelt Jr. --igh ochrol in • th graue. 
In Gth jrsde attended Liacoln Jr. i.;h, and ;radual;ed froin Helcit 
Meinorial ligh School in June 191^-6. 

Upon Rraduation she rrjoved to her sister's horie in Ghica vo. ( Fa .iline 
Martin Roaencw). There attended The hii/ersity of ^iiicaro, V;or':ed 
as a credit '.Vianacer assistant st "auer A: ;.lac.k( Division f the Kendall 
Goripany). She marrisd AHen ii.'dv.'arQ G^u-roow in April ofl9i;7, :noving to 
El ?aso, re-cas. 'jrion re^urnia^ to .lockton, ii: I9k-' s -.e was eirnlored 
as a rivate aecretary with The Klenz.nde Go. Sne had four children. 
Stenh.en, Kevin, .^avid and Susan, She was active in rhe r'irsi; -^a-tist 
Church, Seloit, wiscc isin. Cub Scouts, Rockton vv'oraan's Glue, Culture 
Arts prrrrra.'.:, , ^iocktcn. She is activ in nan/ proyra.':S to f 'rt/'Or 
e educa "/ion of c'dldrori, :,She va.- an active ijerii'or o' the --'Cri: ol 
i3oard. As of this date, ;;Lv/enii;or, 197i|., S'C lives >vi t her husband 
and four children on the Gu mow Farra, v/nere a;ie and "ler huoosnu ''.uilt 
a home seven /ears ago next to the Ciunrnow Sairv. 



My r£re,-.t3 Lira i'o^f;;!.. r - Allen -.'dwaro a:n:"'0,^ - :'athj,;' 

■• ■ -' - ■ •-■J-^# 

for his fat-.O]?, iiad v;nr= Intorc.itcc? irit'o Dq: v r '.'■v 3i--)': 33, '.q 
le'jra n'r<; abo.-t Che bL;3inc:is. .;;© rj".ayod fj :naj;r or^rt iattio 

were r'srrlod Ccr» six -csra as q ■■■■rivotQ ascrsU-,-. s;'..e sto-.pGcl 
working w-:en ii-r ol-'er -rot;. or was \::icn ia 195^1, caj :-i,3 :jot v^orked 
a.^cy fr-j::, heme ^incc i ct tl:*. ;;L6n the; ^ero .'Irst uarri-d tae/ 
:-mil.t a >-rne aaaroos .:r::;::. ;. -.Lt.w;^ ■:-ilf -c-rjo v:-ere t..oiv> four 
c:;iildrc- vjcre :.::-,rn. 7:iey ^.avo aluays -jjoen inU-e.ted in t -o 
weurare of ti.eir ohil'uren, we ;.. /e a1w&-s co^tt :ir^t lu t -sii- 
liv:s, ^iixlo v;c wsr-e a-^all t.;o dic;--'t trs^/el a lot, bat after 
•Mj .roj;:;;. r sinter Wi.:; :5t a *;( cd arc zv travel w^ -nee s 'ir.d ^^any 
tri s feo^ctsacr. Ari/thi.g r.:y •::;ot;-..oz' fc ' nks uc t :,o cdaoatlonal, 
3iie -..akos ^^jro wo abacrb it, .;o '/isited t :© :;:use^- c :' iUitLvonolo^cry, 
:.U5!eM;v; of ^cioncQ : Indi^ntr/, Art ..alierica in every city vjo c;o to, 
Ai»fe/Qir5, :-uaic .ectivals. 'o?iQ n-c the places wo _i .o i;r-' jlod to 
3-e Oanade, :exicc ^-Ity, and a.) I s-rrojridla-? tcwiis, Al u._.:3i-qi-ie, 
:rew -:czico, Was.:inf;fcon, D.G, oT coura*;, Jiaucflanc, -io ^;ave uoeo 
t j?cugh :?:eay ol' our prosl .:.c;:'tȣ Aoiucs, lie ar,^oy 'istrry Ir-^'Cthur 
£0 a far-'ily unit, 

:.y parents aro ioterd-nad in local eventa, fovertnerrfc, .rsd fitwthinj; 
t,:at pertains to the .future , -Viey are oT tae Hepublican ?ai't/ and 
■a-tiat raligion, Thoir ai-!C;03t;r3 are i;:;tn of wii;^lc;nd, atid t :e - ;ja.Tt 
to visit ;^ ;3la d uoon. 



Kevin .:iErl Garar.ow 

3orn Se"te!-iber 30, 1956 

I was bcrn in the islcit ■•9:-crial Tosnital, Ky i^arsnta 

brour;ht ine home to . house the/ had cuilt oa highway 75 

accross frc:-; Xscktovn GolT Ccurae. I was the second son 

and child of Alien E. Gu':i;:cv; and hcori Hartin C^utr ?w. I 

was dedicated aa a hcb/ at the '^irat Bapti^;t C-ur' '- ia ^elcit, 

Wisccr;sin. I vz-^s Baptised at the aane cihorch at \;ne age of 12 

years cla. I a3\'e ds tended Sanda/ School since a small child, 

ana some of my nost pletsant :-ie;:ojr^ies are of church. I am 

interestod in T-eolory, a nd alvjajs uant to le^rn rnox^e on ti.is 

subject, 

I aterted hinder^jsr'tea at i;he Stephen r:3ck School acp^sa^rrora 

the v'jagon Whheel ia hockton. In second grade :rj oarenta moved 

into the villcre of flockton, as t--.e/ t:.oupht I v/&!ad receive 

a broader edacation in this d' strict. I v^nnt ti^iroin^h the 

7th 3rade at Kockton Grade hchool, I was on the first string of 

the haslretball Team, Pla/ed on Little Learae beaeoull. Bony Loanue, 

I VS.2 a paperboy tvjo years v, ilc ia aockton. 

Ia eighth i^rL.de ray parents ';uilt a home aext to toe (xura.aow hairy 

and we moved tc the farr>i. I then attended harriaon Grade School, 

and t;radaated fron there in eighta ^ruue, i aas acti^/e in ^rack 
and basketball, being voted h'ost Valuable Player of the fear in 
eiijhth rjrade. I started my Sre:3h.^an year at Ionone;vah High School, 
Rockton, Illinois, and era.] -atod in Sertombcr, 1971}.. .•.'niie in 
higii ochcol, I v;a3 active in the Cross Country, h Club, Spanish 
Club, Chess Cl.jb ^nd FFA. I becar^e interested la h-h aroin:. the 



oage 2 - Kevin i^. Gumriow 

age of riftaen, s nd pLircased To ur nure-ored 3. eater '.;;,. its sows. 
I had g ocl lucl: wit- f.'eir .:ir:3t litter, and 3:icv;ed tiiOM uhe next 
August at t;ie i;-:': lair, -ount;; ".'•air's and t!ie ^/isoonsin State ?air, 
I recei.-_-d Top Sv;i,ie Aucrd x^or tv;:,. ./oc.:': ia a rr^v; ;;ron; t .c l|.-ri. 
I was pronidcnt of i- [■.-II rrr-.u-, r-r^rt;:. ':aia •iuGclers, and voted 
1;-I: Count/ King for fo.o /C8.= c.f I':?5, At r^rccont 1 an^ attending 
Hock Vails,' Colle[:e, aockfov'c, Illinois and .u&joring in Jclitical 
ocie;ice. 

In illc'"^ .School I \^lt:'e<3i .-'"-ot^^ :-ll, nd /araitr -;a^::?t .all, I have 
alv.'ajs \r,d a great deal o.'' intoro-u in sprees, >i/ life v.'.ould be 
e.'^ipt.T v:it'iout t'ter}. I also find a :pi.'o.'3t intoi^e^t in r'istcry and 
Politic-3, I an a .iomoer of tie uoiouMiaan PiXi-ij, 



GUSTAFSON, BERNARD, 1933- 



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

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6 OjJ^cJ , l^qU/_ 

)ck Valle ^ 

iTTTnois 



1. Your college: Rock Va 11 ey (.0 11 ege ■■• ( I D // 

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^ birth CyrLST,<^0 ^r>Uh..Cn'^./^ndate /A^/ 

of years of school inq 77vZ?7 — nr^ ,.,.^! L- '^ — 



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Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren ~~ 



date 



Marital Status 



"Cccupat iOh 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooUng 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren — 



date 



_ Occupation 
Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



aate 

"Occupation 



Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~~ 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren ' 



date 



_ Occupat ioh 
Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



date 

IJccupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth ' ~ 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of ch ! Idren "" 



date 



Marital Status 



Occupat ion 



Name 

Plac e of b i rth 

Number of years of schooling 
Res idence - 
Number of~tll I lUren 



date 



Occupation 
_narital Status 



CHILDREN of L and D (or f.-l, D-l)-your mother's name should oppear below 
Miiinli'T ol yc.ir-, of sclioolitu/ l~J \Jj^ Q 



Occupat I on 



i dcncc ' ' Mar i tal Slatus 

Nuinhnr ril ch i 1 d rcn 

N.irn.- 

P lac- of f)i rt.fl ~ date 

Number of years of school i nq Occupat ion 

Residence Mar i tal Status 

Number of children 



Name 



Name 

P 1 a ce o f b i r t h d a t e 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Mar i tal ^Status 

Number of children 



P 1 ace of b i rth date" 

Number of years of schoo 1 i nq Occupation 

Res i dence Mar i ta 1 ^Status 

Number (jf ch i 1 dren 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of school inq Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch ! 1 dren 



Name 

P lace of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Mari tal ^Status 

Number of ch i td ren 



Name 

P 1 ace of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mari tal Status 

Number of ch i 1 dren 

Name 

P I ace of birth ^date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mari tal Status 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

P 1 ace of b I rth ——— ^^^^ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Numbe r of ch i 1 dren 



10. Name 

P lace of b i rth ~ date 

Number of years of school i nq Occupat ion" 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of ch i Id ren 



Your Father 



In Jti^^: ol^Li /^'''^' ^■'l-^T'-' m ^ Current ResI.enc, t^k CJuLlriu St, 

~ S^l^ /'/>(rK'i'-^\ XL ( . 

Place of birth 0-1/ Cr/^)^ f2/)f I r C /,./: /).--.. n... of birth / 7./f 

Education (number of vearsl ^ ' 'f ' I 



Education (number of years] 
9''"'" ^^'°°' 'L '. high school vocational college 

""'^P'''^"^^^ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

1st QiliSj-UCTJiil /V^,hD ^.te. ,3t ^'^''' '"""^ '^'^i, 

2nd ThPusj-j^ItU AHi^kA' Dates 2nd 

'^'^ __Dates 3rd Dates 



_Dates 
Odtes 



'Jth 



Rel.g.on £;^,.^^^ 



Dates kth 



Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. "^^fh 

Place of marriage to your mother /-:a<^,,,, j,c n. t , C date / . - > / ,^.-. 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that da ta on the^back 
or tn I s page. (E-2; 

Your Mother 

Name /;//-/-/ yA/y /^^AlllA ^^ qST.^F^^d^.^ Current Residence ^ '/ Ip OU t/N^ J, 
If dead, date of death r 

/?/-:/- / /.-/>xy-y Jl ( 

""ace of b i rth / /,/)/ 1 /// / /~J ^Cc C l~jJ/^/v 
ucation (number of years) '' ~~~ 



Date of bi rth / 9'r ^ 



CO 1 lege 



grade school ^ high school vocational^ 

Occupation(s) p^ACE OF RESIDENCE 

1st ,W O.S^LL.//^/^' Dates 



(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



2nd ^tW/7A^ /,^Xg- Dates 2nd __Dates 

^rd Dates 3rd 



Dates 



Religion / c/T //A'^/^/J A 

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

r.ace of marriage to your father /^A^e^-y^ ^ /-. , A , . . d ate ,^'-?/,-t: . ^ w " 

Ihirpage'"*F-2T'' '^ ' stepmother or anothe/ relat i ve give that dat a on the back of 



E- 1 Stepfather 



Name 

If dead, ddte of death 



Place of birth^ ^^^te of birth 

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

Occupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

'ith Dates 'tth Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Pol i t i ca+ part les , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



F-2 Stepmothe r 



Name 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3 rd Dates } rd Dates 

Re 1 I g I on 

Political party , civil or soc i a I c lubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your father date 



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

Name /;/- A /?/ /VA'/-) ('■ i i :ri a) l -\i a J.A' 

Place ot birth , j <^ /A V ' ^ Date of birth . ^ L- A i , /O 

Number of years of schooling / ^S Occun^ri nn V . ..; .",.,, 

Residence ' ,y^ A/O M Mf^jUJ: /, .-S.7, y-;.^.,AoA. .Marital StatM.^^_^^.— T ^^"^^ 

Number of en i Idren (^ — — ' " ' ' ' ^ 



Name 

Place of birth ^ _ _ D~e of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupati^ 

Residence Marital STItus 

Number of en? 1 dren """ ~ 



Name 



Number of ch i 1 dren 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation" 

f^e^ ' den ce___ Marital Status 

Number of children 



Name 

Place of birth Date ^f bj^th 

Number of years of schooling OccupatToTT 

Residence Ma r i t a 1 Tt7u]7 

Number of chi 1 dren "~~~ ~~ 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Ma ri tTTTulTus 

Number of ch i 1 dren ~~~ 



Name 

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Number of years of schooling OccupatioT 

Residence Mari tal~St7tus 

Number of ch i Idren ~' 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation' 

Residence Mari taPsTatus 

Number of children 



111. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family Ar-fi 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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GUTHRIE, MICHAEL NICHOLASV 1957- 



pi,i:ask tyiM': im-kasi; fi.aci: tiiksk siikkts at the front ov thi-: skc:ond coty of yoi'k 
fami i.y h i story . 

Dear Ctin I r ib u t o r to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

) So I h a I v"<'r family liistorv can be made more use In I to historians am! 

others sliiclvlii)', Ainerican families, we a i" e a s k 1 n i; you to fill out the forms 
below. Til i s will Lake you only a few minutes, and will be c a s i 1 v ma il e o v e t 
Into an Index whli.h will permit archive users ready access to Just those 
kinds of family histories needed. 

I . S U R V f: Y Office Use Co tie 

1. Your name Michael N. Guthrle (ID # ) 

Date of f o r"m '^"prl T^? . T^F 

(ID // ) 

2 . Your college: Roc k Valley CoJlege 
Rockford, Illinois 

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

Before 1750 X_1750-1800 1800-1850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



4. 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 F n g 1 a n d ( Ma s s . , C o n n . , R . 1 . ) X Middle A t 1 a n t i c ( N . Y . , I' e n n a . , N . .1 . 

V a . ) South A t 1 a n t i (■ ( fJa . , F 1 a . , N . C . , S . C . ) _i: a s t South C e n t r a 1 

f l.a . ,Miss . , A 1 a . , i'enn ,Ky . ) _^ Wvjst South Cc n t r a 1 ( A r k . , i\ . M . , T e x . , k . ) 

j^ K;ist North C e n t r a 1 ( Mi ch . , Oil I o , 1 n d . ) __j{__l' a c i f i c ( Ca 1 . , Wa s h . ) 

(llawa i I , A 1 aska) (111., Wise.,) 

5. I'leasc check all o c- c u p a t i o na 1 categories in which members ol your 

I a Ml i 1 y whom yon have discussed in this iiaper have found themselves. 

Farming X Mining X Shopkeeping or small business 

X Transportation Big Business XX Manufacturing 

X Professions XX Industrial Labor X Other Singing 

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

Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian X Methodist 

Baptist Episcopalian Congregational Lu th e r anSerbian 

Quaker Mormon X Other Protestant X Other (name) Orthodox 

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

Swedish Other Scandinavian c; e r m a n ^French 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans Eastern fiuropi 

Jews ^Central Europeans Italians X Slavs 



X Irish X B r i t i s h N ative Americans over several <>, cnerations 

East Asian X Other(Name) Scotlsh 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

X Interviews with other Family Bibles ^ Family Cenealog 
family members ^ Land Records The U.S. Census 



y 



^Vital Records 
_X_Pho tographs Maps Other 



FAMILY DATA 
A 



(; randfather (your father's sid e) 4016 Helen Street 

N a me Melv1 Up ^IcDoutral Guthrie ^ urrent Residenc e Lake Isabella CA. 



Date of birth Jul y jQ^ l Rq4 Place of b 1 r th .qt-.j r-kne;^ . 

Date of death Placeofburial 



Kducation(number of years); 

gr.de school_^ high schoo Mone vo c a t i ona t ione college tione 

Dcnipation (s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Beltline R.R. r)a tes 1918-1920 Ist clearing, tl. Dates 1Q18-1920 

•' n dH.L. Fis her Man. Co D a t e s 1920-1927 2 n d Chicago , 11. Da t e s 1 220^-1538_ 

3 r d George T. Schmidt D a t e s 1927- 19'^2 3r d Park Ridge u a t e s 19 38-19 52 _ 

^t th Retired Pat e s 19 52- pres.A t iiSo uth ern Cal. Pat e .1 952-present 

Religion Protes tant 

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



Republican. Mason. American Leg ion, Vets. W.W.I, 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother Chicago, Illinolg^ate April 23, 191/ 
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) 

^016 Helen Street 
Current Residence j^k e I sabella ■ • 



Name 



- Fl er 4 



itt^rtd- 



Date o f b i r th January-23.- 18 98/ lace of b i r 1 1' Woodstock^ mi-nols 

Date of death Place of burial 



1'", ducation (number of years): 

grade scl ol 8 high school 

college none 

Occupation(s) 



vocational none 



PLACE OF RKSIDI'.NCK 
(after leaving homcj) 

1st Boy Needle Co, Dates 19l7-1918ist Chicago, 111. Da tes 1898-1952 



2nd Homemaker 

3rd 

4 th 



Dates 1918 -pres . 2 n d Sout hern Cal. d a t e s 1 952-pres^ 

Dates_ 3rd Dates 

Dates 4th 



Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n P rotestant 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 
ReputOican , FarjL Bureau , . Womarfs Auxllary 



Place of marri.i);e to your grandf ither Chicago, II 1 1 nO 1^!^ *- "-'Apr! 1-23^^^91-? 

NOTi:: If your lather was raised '.o age IH) by a stepmother or 
another relative give that data on the b /i c k ol this p.i;',e 
(A-2) . 



A-2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

Col lege 




Re 1 i gion 



voca t ional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

D a t e s 

D a t e s 

D a t e s 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
2 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 



vocational 



Occupation(s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving homt') 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 


Dates 



Religion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Date 



G r a n d r a t h e r ( V o u r m o t h e r ' s s i d e ) 4 

Name Nlck Bozanlch Current Residence 

Date of birth .«Bte i ^; 3y, I B ^Q Pl^" of b i r t h ^Bognia^-Auatria-Jlungary _ 

Date of death_j^pjjJL IP, 1950 _Place of b ur i a L_ElsinC«-e ^-Calif O^ni-S. 

Edui-ation (number of years): 

grade schooljiQj.l£_ high school no ne vo c a t i o n a l^^Oj^^ r o 1 1 e p e ^pne 

Occupation (s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

Is t Copper Miner Dates 1907 1st Buttp, Mont. Dates 1907 

2nd Iron Ore Miner Dates ?-1917 2nd Ghlshnim, M1 nn. Dates y .j^l y 

3rd Copper Miner Da tes 19l7-19193rd Butte, Mont. Da tes 1 g-j 7_1 91 9 

A th Iron Ore Miner d ate s 1919-1949'' thchlsh olm, Minn, d j t e s 1919-1 945 

R e 1 i g i o n Serb ian Ort hodo x 

P o I i I i c a 1 parties, civil or s o c; i a 1 clubs, fraternities, (j I c . _ 

Democr at, Inter nat ional Ha rvester Union 

Place of marriage to your grandmother Chis hol m. Minn. date June 1?, 1917 

NOTE: If your mother was raised by a stepfather or an(-)ther relative (in 
age 18) give that data on the back of tiiis page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Sophie Bozanlch (Rajaclch) Current Residence Elsl nore. California 

Date of birth March 2J, 189^ Place of birth Llka, Aus tr la- Hungary 

Date of death Place of burial ._ 

Education (number of years) 

grade school ^ high school^jOj^^ vocational none _^' " ^ ^ '^ f^'-'none - 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF Rf.SIDIlNCE 

(after leaving, home) 

]si Homemaker Dates 1 894 - Pres. is t Chlsolm^MAnn.._. I'ai ^'^1907-1917 

2 n d Da t e s 2 n d Butte_L Mont . H a i <■ :. 1 91 7.1 91 9 

3 r d _D ate s 3rd Chlsholm , M1,nn. _D a i e s 1 grLg^i 9^5 

4 th Dates 4 thElsln ore, Cal. Da t esl9ij,5,pTP.R. 

R e 1 i g i o n Serbian Ort hodox 

l\<litical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 

Democrat. Ser bian Sis ters of the Sp-rhi nn ^Or thod-ax -Church- 

Place of marriage to your g r a nd f a t h e r Cfaj^jlOOjH, j^i^^jl^g^^^ "''^'June 17,19^5 
NOTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmotlier or another relalive (In 



H s 



give th»« d*Ca on the back of this page (D-l!) 



C-2 S t epgr andf a ther (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date Oi death 



Current Residence_ 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school_ 

Occupation(s) 



1st 

2nd 
,3rd_ 
4 th 



voca t iona 1 



col lege 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
Dates 
Da t es_ 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n ___^__ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 
D-2 Step grand mo ther (your mother's side) 

Name 



Date 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of b irth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



grade school 

Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd __^ 

4th 



high school 



V o c a t 1 o n a 1 



c () i lege 



Da tes_ 
Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



lst_ 
_2nd_ 
_3rd_ 

4th 



PhACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 1 g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



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Cll I I.DREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's name should appear below 

I • Name Robert Milan Guthrie 



Place of birth Chicago. Illin ois. date Septembe r 5, 1924 

Number of years of schooling ^. Occupation Eng ineer 

Res idence ROC kford , II. Marital Status Married 

Number of children tWO Death 



Name Ronal d Mel ville Guthrie 

I" 1 a c c< "o r h 1 r t h "Cicago ," Il linois d a t e April 17, 19^ 

Numbir of years of schooling 1^ Occupation Fireman 

Res idence Des PlaJ n es , II. M a r i t a 1 sl:"atu's ~ Married 
Nuiiilicr of children Four Death 



Name Ruth Lorraine Guthrie (Witt enberg) 

V 1 a c e o f birth CHlcago, Illlnoi '5~ d a t e July 10, \920 

Numl)er of years of schooling i^ c c up a t i o n Hotel Manag er 

R e s i d e n c e Or egon M a r J t a^l Status Married 

Number of children Y^}^^ Death 

N a m e 

Place 7)f hlrtli__J ^ date 

Number ot years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children ___death 

Name 

Place of birth date , 

Number ol years of scliooling Occupation _ 

Residence _^ Marital Status 

Number ot children Death 

N a m e 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence M arital Status 

Numberof children death 



Name 

Place of birth date_ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

R e s i dene o Marital Status 

N u 111 b e r o f c h i 1 d r e n death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status_ 

Numberof children death 



N a m c- 

I'lacc of birth date „__ 

Number ol years of school inj; Oc(up,ition 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children deatli 

Name 



P 1 ace of birth dale 

Number of years ol schooling _ __ _____ ()<■ c u pa t i o n 

Uesidenci' Mar! I a) Status 

Numb If ol children deatli 



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

1. Name .Amelia Bozanich (Guthrie) 

Place of birth Chlsholm. Minn. date Feb. 28. 1924 

Number of years of school -tng fourteen Occupation Homemaker & Singptr i 

Residence Rockford. Ill. o^tfari t a 1 Status Married ' 

Number of children two death 

2. Name Alexander Bozanich 
Place of birth Butte. Montana date July 13. 1918 
Number of years of schooling Fourteen Occupation Salesman 

Residence Render sonvllle ,T Mar 1 tal Status Married 

Number of children three death 

3. Name Gordan Bozanich 

Place of birth Chlsholm. Minn. date April 9h ^ Q20 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Retired 

Residence Alan Park. Michigan Mar i tal Status MARRIED 

Number of children three death 

A. Name Anna Bozanlch (Coogan) 

Place of birth Chlsholm. Minn. date March 14, I9?? 

Number of years of schooling ■^ Occupation 

Residence Whittler, Cal . Marital Status mnrri ftd 

Number of children none death 

5 . Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence [ Marl ta 1 S ta t us 

Number of children death 



Murse 



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 Mar i tal Status 

Number of children' death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 



lace 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 Robert Milan Guthrie . Current Residence Rockford. I llinois 
Date of birth September 5. 1924 piace of birth G hlcapo. Illinois 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade schoo 1 o li igh school ^j; vo cational 



c o 1 1 e ge_ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Da t esSept. 51- Dec._51 1 s t Ghl c ap^o. Illinois '^^^ t e s \(^pU. 



Occupation(s) 

1st L owden & Co. 

2nd Barber Coleman Dates Dec. 5 2 -May.64 2nd Milwaukee Wis. Dates 1953,55 

3 r d Fastener Englneeg p a t e s May'.-64 to Ja.7^ r d Pitt sburg Penn. Da t e s 1955-59 

4 1 h Rockford ^'^anuf acti j)^^: e s Feb 1. I976 4 1 h Rockford. Illinois D ,1 1 e s 5Q_p reR. 

Religion Protestant ; 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Bo y Sc oUt S 

Repub lic an, Mason, Triangle Fraternity, Engineering Socletl es. : 

Place of marriage to your mother Pafif R l dpe I I. date August 4 1951 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or anotlier relative give that data' 
onthebackofthispage.(E-2) 



Your Mo ther 



N a ™ e .Am elia Guthrl ^e-XB ozanich )- 

Date of birth ^^^ ' 28. 1924 



Date of death 



Current Residence Rockford , I llinois 

Place of birth Chisholm, Minn. 

Place of burial 

4 voca t ional oontimiln ^llegfe ^ 



Education (number of years) 

grade school _8 highfschool 4 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving h<jme) 
1st U.S. Treasury Dept. Pn Plates 19/^3-1944 1st chlr.flgn, Til.. Datesl943-53 



2"-^ DftYnnng Studio ^eo. 

3^ J Homemaker & Singer 

4th__^ 

Religion _ Ser bian Ort hodox 



_Dates 1944 ^1951-^"^^ M ilwauk^eT-wls-. »;ites^3-55 _ 
Dates 1951 - pre s.3r d Pltsbu rg. Penn. Date s 1955-59 

Dates 4th ROCkford, 11. Dates 59-pref 



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



Republlcfln, N<»ndelsso hn Club , Symphony Singers -^ 

Place of marriage to your f a t h e rChlcag O . Illi nois date AugUSt 4, 195^ 

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



Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school ^_high school_ 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Da tes_ 

Da tes_ 

_Dates_ 

Dates 



Place of birth 



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 mother 
i"- 2 St epmother 
N i) m e 
Date of birth 



Date 



Date of death 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



_D a t e s 
_D a t e s 
_Da t es_ 
Dates 



Religion 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



_2nd_ 
3rd 
4th 



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Dates 
Dates 



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



Place of marriage to your father_ 



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

Name Michael Nicholas Guthrie 

Place of birth Pittsburg, Penn. 'Oatc of birth August 2. 1957 

Number of years of schooling 1 3 Occuoation Studf 

Residence Rockford. 111. Marital ^ 



10 



Residence Rockford. 111. 
Number of children none 



Marital Status single 
death 



Occupatio n Student 



Name Pam Ellen Guthrie 

Place of birth Pittsburg, Penn. Date of birth May 2^. 1955 

Number of years of schooling 1_5 Occupation Student 

Residence Chicago, 111. Marital Status Single 
Number of children none death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupatic 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Date of birth 

Occupation_ 

JS 

death 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 
Number of children death 

Name 

Placf of birth_ Date of b ir th 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res idence Marl tal Status 

Number of children death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlor 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth 



X ^„^_ .-. ^^.^.. Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence 



Number of children 

Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Marl tal Statu; 
death 



Marl tal S ta t us_ 
death 



Date of birth 

Occupation 



Number of children^ 

ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your fami;.y are willin 

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rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
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Note On Sources 



— The Guthrie Family Crest was taken from: 

l^e Compendium of American Genealogy , 
edited by Frederick Adams Vlrkus, F.I.A.G., 
The Institute of American Genealogy, Chicaeo. 
1937. Volume \1. pg. 263.- 

— The origins of the Guthrie surname were taken from a leg- 
end offered to Mike Guthrie as a small boy, from his 
grandfather, Melville Guthrie, and from the pamphlet, "A 
Quaker Pastoral Minister", generously supplied by Jon 
Frits ch. 



The historical information on the Guthrie, Bozanlch, and 
Rajacich families were taken from interviews conducted by 
Mike Guthrie: 

Robert C?uthrie on the subject of the Guthrie family, 

' 'April 26, 1976. 
^taelia Guthrie on the subject of the Bozanlch and 
Rajacich families, April 26, I976. 

The listings of the family tree were taken from information 
offered by Melville Guthrie in a letter to Mike Guthrie. 

The Robert Guthrie family photographs, publication 
articles, pamphlets, and vital records contributed towards 
information contained in this history. 



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Origins Of the Surname. Guthrie/ aii' ^legendary and ob- 
scure, but there is a resemblance between the name of the 
Danish Chieftain. Guthrum. and Guthrie. T^e name is probab- 
ly derived from the Gaelic. Gaothalre. describing a place or 
locale as being ■•windy". Misspellings ann corruptions of the 
name by scribes of the past include: Guthery. Guthry. Gutrey. 
Gutrie. Guttery. Guttry. Guthriel. Guthrey. Guthrldge. Gut- 
terldge. .■ . : .'.•• : , \ •-•■.%.... ,;.. 

One legend has it that a lone traveller -hiking through 
the Scotlsh Highlands came across a fisherman. The fisherman, 
on his way home with his catch, generously Invited the weary 
traveller Into his home for supper. As the two got within 
shouting distance of the fisherman's home, the fisherman cal- 
led out to his wife "(iut three fish for dinner". It seems 
that after this particular event, the fisherman took up the 
practice of bringing lone travellers into his home for dinner. 
In those days, the call. "Gut three fish for dinner", was 
quite frequently heard in the hills of the Scotlsh Highlands. 
However, because of the effect of echoing, only the words, 
" Gut three ,..", were distinguishable from afar. Thus, the 
fisherman's neighbors began to refer to him as that "Gut three". 
It soon became a sort of a title for the man. 



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Part, I, E. 



Paternal Grandfath.eij .■.•.«j*^.^ - 
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Melville McDougal Guthrio "■; ; 
born-Stlctanoy, Illinois =,; ', 
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born-Woodstock, Illinois «... 
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Paternal Grandparents \lf o' %5ffether 

Melville McDougal GuthrliB; " - 

and 'li-^-^ '" 
Martha Florence Pl^h^r. :*V"-; , , 

The circumstances of Just how Melville Guthrie, and Martha 
Fisher met are not known. All that la Wown Is that their 
relationship began In Chicago. Cook County, Illinois. The two 
were married on April 23, 1917, in Clearing Methodist Church. 
The church Is believed to still stand in the town of Clearing, 
Illinois. ■ . . •... ',^i.^, : ' 

The Fall following his wedding,' Melville Guthrie enterred 
the United States Army, which was engaged In World War I. He 
received his training In the state of Georgia, with the Dixie 
Division. He saw action In Brest, Prance, I9I8. as a signal 
corpsman for the artlllary. With the end of the War In 19I8, 
Melville Guthrie was sent back to the United States and was 
discharged In the same year at Camp Grant, outside of Rockford, 
Illinois. He then came home to live with his wife In Clear- 
ing, Illinois. * ■\h.--.-f&XI-i^ ' 

During the World War I years,": Martha Guthrie Is thought 
to have worked for Boy Needle Company as an Assembler. When 
her husband returned after the War, In I9I8, she became a 
homemaker. She has continued to be a homemaker up to the r 
present time. ,;■■*' '''■ vij ^.hjiW'' - .' 

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Between the years 1918-1924, Melville ' Guthrie and his 
wife lived In Clearing, Illinois, and then In Ravenswood, ■ 
Illinois, where their first child Was born, Ruth Loralne Guth- 
rie, on July 10, 1920. <. " :■■%, ':.'/ \ 

From Ravenswood, the family m<5Vffi£'<»^''to a house which 
Melville began building In the eprlpjjj; of>1^2«. He was to 



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flnnlsh the second story of the house in I938. Ninety- 
five per cent of the house was completed In 1 92 5. It was here, 
at 48^5 North Meade Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, that Robert 
Milan Guthrie was born on September 5, 1924. In I933. Melvil- 
le's and Martha's last child, Ronald Melville Guthrie, was 
born on April 17.1933. In 192^ When Robert was born, the Guth- 
rie house on North Meade Avenue had no electricity, and Meade 
Avenue itself was unpaved. ,. .-<-...-'--"'**''- 

The Melville Guthrie family had close relatives within 
fifteen minutes driving range. Martha's sister. Alas, and her 
husband George, also lived in Chicago during the years 1 91 8-1 952. 
Martha's maternal grandfather, John Dufl^ld, and a daughter of 
his (Martha's Aunt) were also on hand for visits. Melville's 
father had three sisters, Roblnet, Hurl*l, and Laurel, which 
all were part of family gatherings. It seems the Melville 

Guthrie's always did the visiting, ^since. they were the only ones 

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with a car in the earlier yearsj ■ ' „' :^- •• • 

The Melville Guthrie family moved to Park Ridge. Illinois 
In 1938. and remained ther untlll 1952. It was during these 
years that thier three chldren left home. Ruth left home 
In 1944. Robert left home in I943. Ronald left home In I952. 

The Melville Guthrles were of average wealth. Melville's 
first employment as a married mqn after the War, was with the 
Beltllne Rail Road, as a Fireman In 1 920-1927. The Rail Road 
serviced the Chicago area during those years. Between the 
yearsl 920-1 927. Melville went to work for H. L. Fisher Manufac- 
turing Company, a company founded by Martha's grandfather, and run 
by Martha's father at that tine. The family lost the business 
In 1932. The business is still operating today in Chicago with 
the same name. ' ■; 



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In 1927. Melville left H; L. Fisher Manufacturing for 
George T. Schmidt Company, which manufactured marking tools. 
He continued working there until 1952. whereupon he retired. 
Throughout all of his working life. :«Ven during the Depres- 
sion years. Melville Guthrie never Spent a day unemployed. 

The Melville Guthries' were of the Protestant Christian 
faith, being members of a Methodist Church. Religion did not 
make much of a difference, or impression on family life, how- 
ever. Family Bible studies were not part of the family prac- 
tice. - , -;- 

The family bought their first Taaio In 1929. Ihey ac- 
quired their own, first television set in 194?, The first car 
Melville bought was in I9l9-a used black Dodge Sedan. The 
Dodge, which was a crank starter, was unuseable sometime in 
the mid 1920 »s. A second car was bought' in, 1929-a Model T 
Ford, which was black. '■ -f w"- '-'^'iS^^i ;''^. - 

When the Guthries retired in 1952, they moved to Southern 
California's San Fernando Valley. Ihey then moved again to 
Lake Isabella In 1972. At the time of this writing, the two 
are contemplating aovlng from the remote"krea of Lake Isabella, 
for their advanced age requires sope special attentions. 

During their retirement years, both/ Melville and Martha ''* 
have beenvery active. Melville keeps Ijusy with his Veterans 
of World War I Post, while Martha enjoyff her .^Woman • s Auxilary 
group. The two have always travelled •xstensively, having 
visited six of the seven world continents. Together, in 19^7, 
the two enterred an elite group of travellers by visiting 
Central America in a Trailer, using a train to carry the trailer 
at times. Not majfiy people have then, or since attempted such 
a trip. IfelvlUd was always nechaBioaUy. orientated, and today 



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he uses his skills for several related^ hobbles. Including In- 
ventions. Presently, he is working on a gadget that will al- 
low one to play an organ with a harmonica. It sounds like it 
has potential for folks with Arthritis/ '''^«f- 



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Robert Milan Guthrie ■'•'*^:|:' 

born-Chicago, IllinolB;-'.: ''..- ' ' 

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1*A» Maternal Grandfather 

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Part H, A. ■ . . , ' , ' "\ 

Maternal Grandparents LlVej Ttogetber ' 

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Nick Bozanlch was torn of a Serbian culture within Aust- 
ria-Hungary, on August 15, 1890. Ho had no schooling at all. 
In 1907. when Nick was I7. his family immigrated to Butte, 
Montana, in the United States of America. Here Nick went to 
work as a Copper Miner. It is not clear when, but Nick, on 
his own, moved to Chlsolm, Minnesota, wherehe worked in, an 
Iron Ore Mine It was here that he met his future wife, Sophie 
Rajaclch. ' ! * ^^ ■■■'- ■',:'::* 

Sophie Eajaclch was also bom within a Serbian culture^^ 
In Austria-Hungary. She was born oh March, 1894. She had 
six years of schooling. In. 1907,, _,^t 'the age of I3, her family 
came to the United States, settling InChlsholm, Minnesota. 
Her mother ran a boarding house, where many mine-workers stayed 
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The two met under rather strange 'circumstances. Nick's 
cousin, it seems, was a boarder of Sophle^s house. One day 
he brought Nlfek to the house for a' meal . Sophie was scubbing 
the floors as Nick came for th^ lunch, _^..>^ saw her there for 
the first time, and immediately decided to marry her. Sophie 
agreed with the arrangement, though her mother did not, thinking 
Sophie's position was above Kick's position, who was a poor 
miner. 

The two were soon mal^rled In Chlsholm, despite Sophie's 
mother's wishes^, in a traditional Serbian Orthodox wedding. 
The wedding took place on June 1?, I9I7 In the Serbian Orthodox 

Church. Sophie's mother did not attend the wedding. 

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After their marriage, Nick Bozanlch brought his bride to 
Butte^ Montana. VJEt la nbt known where the pair lived during 
this time. Here, Kick once again worked In the Copper Mines. 
The family stayed In Butte untlll I919, whereuon they returned 
to Chlsholm, Minnesota, where they stayed until their retire- 
ment In l<)kSir.,'^f■■ S'- >.■ 

The familV, -whiie'ln Chlsholm, lived In a small , four 
room home. It was a wooden, two-story sructure on 6th. street, 
which was still standing In the mld-slxtles. There was a 
train yard aoirpas the way, which was very busy during the 
tweentles and thirties. 

For all of his working life, Nick Bozanlch was a miner. 
As soon as he oaoe to America, he worked in the Copper mines 
of Butte Montana. He again worked In these mines in the years 
191 7-1 91 9, afterjre turning fromChlsholift Minnesota with his 
wife. The typft of work that he did in these minds is unknown. 
While living and working in Chlsholm, Minnesota, Nick worked 
in Iron Ore mines. These minds were within reasonable walking 
distanceof his home' on sixth street. Nick shoveled Ore into cars, 
eiht hours aday, .five days a week. He was paid by the car, 
making probably ^150.0 aweek. He would be working one of 
either three shifts, depending on the particular week. The 
morning shif t W^ /between 7:00A.M, - 3:00P.M.; the afternoon 
shift was 3:OOJP,M."-I1 :P.M,j the nightly shift was between 
the hours of ItjOOP.M. ahd'7«00A.M. 

During the couplete Butte, Montana years, (1917-1919) . they 
had one child. Alexander Bozanlch was born on July I3, I9I8 
in Butte. While the couple lived in Chlsholm (1919-19^5). they 
had three childr^p,. Gordan Bozanlch, born April 24, 1920; 
Anna Bozanlch,* "born March 14,1922; and Amelia Bozanlch, born 
Pebuary 28, *192*^, ^During these Chlsholm years, the family 



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children would rldd the train a^few:illefl outside of town 
and spend the afternoon picking Blueberries. They would then 
return on the train at night. / \ ^vr. 

Sophie's brothers and sisters literaly grew up with her 
own children, she being the oldest of ;her, family. The two 
families lived close together In Chlsolm. and were constantly 
together. Sophie's siblings were of the. Rajaclch family. 
There names were Merkle, Fred. Nell, Klldred and Bob. 

Alexander Bozanlch left home for college m I936. He 
studied m Tennesse, Gordan left home In 1941. He enterred 
the United States Army, and served' as an infantry man during 
World War E, In England. Anna Bozanlch left home for good 
m 19^2. going to Chicago.. Illinois to study In a hospital 
towards nursing. Amelia Bozanlch left, home In 19^3 for work • 
and music study in Chicago. ; i >> . ■ 

The Nick Bozanlch family: were members ''of the Serbian 
Orthodox. The at tended mass, every we^k.: which was 2 hours ■' 
long and in the Serbian Language. . Only the Choir and Priest '' ^^ 
would Sing during a service*: ,Thd Serbian Orthodox Church, being 
on a calender different from th» ^eslt Qf^'institutlonalized -, 
Christianity, observes Christmas on January 7. On Saturdays ^ 
children learn how to read a^d write l^i Serbian. At the church. 
A wedding. Serbian style, la ^ulte a gay occasion. There 
Is an hour long ceremony, during irhlch Jjhe Bride and Groom 
must walk around an alter three times, with there party chanting 
behind them, and many bells ringihg. ' During all of this, • ■ > .^ 
the Priest is singing andburnlng incense. Vows are repeated. > 
After the wedding, there traditlonaly is much feasting, drink- 
ing, and dancing for three days straight, one particular dance 
flofte is fhe so c^ed JPi]Llow Etthca^ ..^1 of the guests form 






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a circle with the Bride In the center, who Is holding the 
pilllow. The Bride then places the pillow Infront of some 
male guest, who then places? money in her apron and kisses 

her. t'^'^pSgf'^X^'-'f^--^'^^'''^^-':' '■■ ■ " ' ■ • / •. . 

The Nlcl!!' BozahlfcTi family was, even according to Depres- 
sion Era standards, 'quite poor. Yet, the family did not know 
they vjere poor* %S -their condition was all they knew.. Nearly 
everyone in Chlsholm *ras In the same financial condition. 
Only miners, wjtth the exceptions of a few storeowners and 
Professionals,, lived in Chlsholm, All of the mining manage- 
ment people would live In near-by Hibbing, Minnesota. 

Tlie Bozanlc^ea* first radio was purchasedin 1937. It is 
not known when their first television set was bought. Hie 
family never did own a car, as everything was within walking 
distance. The Bozanlch childre never had a vehicle of any 
kind. However, 'the neighborhood children all shalred one 
neighborhood scooter.-^ < 'Vh*. i ^ ;.;. - 

Nicte BozaAlch was hospitalized In 19^3 for two years, 
having contracted the deadly Black Lung Disease. During those 
two years, SopHie, went to live in Chlsholm with her. When 
Nick was released from the hospital in 19^5t they both retired 
and sought the warmer climate of ELsinore, California. Nick 
latter died , from his disease on April 12, 1958. 

Sophie Bozanlch has since lived alone in Elslnore, being 
supported by her, daughter and son-in-law, Anna Coogan and 
husband. She is presently active In the Serbian Orthodox 
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"Mother 
Amelia Bozanlch 






born-Chlsholm, Minnesota A^-i^ 
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. Parents. Life Together* -li-ifA .^ , ,,, 

Robert Mian Guthrie -.^.C'.; .'•• 

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Robert Milan Guthrie, born oji September 5, 1924, In Chica- 
go, Illinois, Is presently a Mechanical Engineer. To reach 
this goal, he went through twenty years ^f schooling, including 
grade school. Graduating from Maine Township High Scool in , 
19^2 1 he theh went to the Illinois Institute of Technology 
for his first three semesters, in the fall of 19^2. 

In the fall of I943t he decided to enter the United States 
Merchant Marine, as the United States was at War. Robert 
spent three months in Basia training, and then went to sea in 
the Atlantic from January, 19^^ to August of 194^^. He served 
on an Oil Tanker first, then on an Ammimltions Ship. In Sep- 
tember of 1944', Robert attended, this Merchant Marine Academy, ,, 
Kln^. Point. Because of, the accelerated wartime program, -V 
he graduated in September Of 19^5. He then spent some duty 
time in the Pacific, and then again in the Atlantic, transport- 
ing "British Brides" to America-Britleh girls who had married 
American servicemen in Europe. '^.'^}f^^^*:^'^\f< '.-^ ' . . ' 

Then, in July of 19^6, Robert jr^turtied to start the sum- ; 
mer semester at I.I.T., where he graduated from on January 
of 1949. He attended Northwestern University nightly in the ^ 
years 1949,1950,1951 "and 196^« when he graduated. In all, 
Robert received a Bachelor of . Science from King's Point; a 
Bachelor of ^tience «gad Mechanical/Engineering from Illinois V. 
Institute of Technology; and a Master;^ of! Business Education " 
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as a Draftsman for George T* Schnldti'' ftnd then as a Junior 
Engineer for Rand MoKaliy', .,• It was h»x«' that he gained his 
valuable shop experlece. Then, In January of 1948, till April 
of 1951 1 Robert worked as a salesman for 'Powers Regulator 
Company, The company manufactured controls for water safety- 
temperature devices, I-.',.. '-< •■'■■■.(^f •'^^iV't'^'^A-"'-' ' . - .:- 

From 19^9 -1951". RobAtt; served' In -the "Illinois National' ' 
Gaurd, as a Sergeant, He left the Gaurd inorder to marry 
Amelia Bozanlch in the summer of. i95^0 . />: ' 

Amelia Guthrie spent the entire first part of her life 
in Chlsholm, Mlnnessotsi, having been born there on February -[ 
28, 1924. She attended Chlsholm Eighschopl, where she sang 
solos, and also played 1st violin, 3rd chair. Upon Graduating 
from Hlghschool in 19^2, she attended Virginia Junior College 
in Minnesota for one year, majoring!' In in music and violin, '". 

In 19^3. Amelia moved ^iO Cicago,. Illinois to further .> 
her studies In music. She was forced to ^ell her violin for 
her rent, but she continued to sing, studying under Richard ,. • 
DeYoung. During these years, 1943-1951 » She sang in churches, 
and performed'^ the opera "The Bartered Bride". In 1951. * •. 
Amelia gave up 6 promising career In jthA^opera to marry Robert 
Guthrie. ...,..._., K * . / ^^V^''' J*4v"'''^'' «' , ■ ■••- ■ 

While singing at Park Ridge Methodist "Church, sometime in 
January, of I95O, Amelia was asked out on/a date by one of the 
Church members, Robert Guthrie. Iheir relationship grew in a 

year and a halfs time, and the t\jrd' w;9re i.marrj.ed in the same 

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Robert then woked for Lowden A Company in September of 'h 
1951, qultlng in -December of 1951, He then went to work for ' 
Barber-Colman in December of 1952, In 1.953 the Company trans- 
ferred Robert to Milwaukee, Wiaq^ng'jljn.^/tai^lla, ^.who was still v 



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taking voice lessons from BeYoung 'ill Chicago,- * commuted to her 
teacher once a ^eek, until 1955. when the Company transferred the 
family to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was then that Amelia studied 
under Mrs. Russell at the Pittsburgh Institute of Music. 

During these Pittsburgh years, "^^Robert and Amelia had two 
children. Pamela Ellen Guthrie, who was born on May 24, 1955. 
and Michael Nicholas Guthricjr who was bom on August 2, of 1957. 

In 1959. Robert Guthrie was tr^sf erred to Barber Colman in 
Rockford, Ililftols. Amelia again took -^oice lessons from Mr. 
Richard De Young until his death li* \i96O. She then studied under . S 
Katherine Wltwer, who died in 1964. Amelia did not study music 
between 1964 and I966. In I966, Mr. Behr of Chicago became her 
voice teacher. Also, she now studies under -,Bhea Shelters, whom ■ ,- 
she begain with in 1974. Both vplce teachers. are. in Chicago, 

In May of 1964, Robert left Barber-Colman to work for ^; . 
Fastener Engineers, Inc. as Vice President and Manager of Sales '■"■■ 
and Engineering. He stayed with the Company for twelve years, 
and in February of 1976 formed a new Company: Rockford Manufacturing 
Group, Inc. Ihis new Company Is basically in the manufacture of 
special machine tools for the f^stenpr indujsti^yj wire drawing 
machinery. '.,.*-■■ ":' ■-^ii"''^^^*^-:^^^^':, ' , '. 

When the Guthrie family first moved to Rockford, they lived * 
at 4007 Seward street. Ihey lived at that address for eight years, -;. 
then moved to the Northeast side of town to, their present home, "' 
at 2123 Silverthorn, in Rockford, in 19681. "afe couple's first '.■•;'".,- 
child, Pamela Ellen, left home in 1'973» after her graduation '',ff 
from Guilford High School', ' She how lives in Chicago, while study- ' . 
at North Park College. ■■.v'l^""^(^'""--'H. ;. " . •"• 

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Tire family's favorite vacatlon'spot Is Southern Utah, where such 
natural beautiful grounds kxx aa ,pr»; 'In-Zlpn National Park. The J- 
family has travelled to Zlon National. Park four times In the last ■- 
17 years. Also, Southern California Is a popular area for the 
Robert Guthrles, as various groups of . relatives reside In the area. 



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.-'-^. ;.:.■■ MICHAEL NICHOLAS GUTHRIE 

,f Born: Pittsburgh, Pemisylvanlft- 

Augusta, 1957 . ■• ' • 

1 va^ bom in Pittsburgh,* fenhsylvanlwS^ 2. I957. • ' 
At the age of txo, my faml]jr moved from Pittsburgh to Rookford. ' ^ 

Illinois.' '^^J''\!'-^Z^y:^::j^:^)^x:^ -■'""...,";••■■."- " ■*'. .,< 

My schooling began in the: ^ndirgarten of -fiolling Green '' 
School m 1964. at age five. I remained at Rolling Green up through 
the fourth grade, when I moved to 2123 Sllverth^rn in I968. I then i 
attended Spring Creek grade school for my 5th and 6th grade 
P . schooling. My Junior high years were spent at Marsh Junior High 

School. I then graduated from 'oullford Senior High School with the '1 
, ,: Class Of 1975. After high school. I attended tw;>' semesters of . : ^ 
^TL college at Rock Valley Junior College, >ockford. Illinois. Ihis ^'-^^^ 
?.;^ included the fall term of 1975 and the" spring term oi" 1976/- ^v- -i 
;^ Certainly my most pretious experience was on- the night of 
' April 15V 197^. It was on that night that I received Jesus Christ "^ 
as my Lord and Savior. But, my Ralatlpnshlp w^th God ls..K>t.a^mdm. >' 
• ory ' Of that^ night. Instead, it carrys on >nto ^yery day that I |/ 
allow God to influence my life, to remake my ;pharacter into the ¥.V 
sort Of Character it Is supposed -tc te. V^Ihe self-acceptance I hav,^' ' 
experienced because of a faith of Godf a forgiveness for my 
mistakes, and from a Knowledge of .Eis love, f of m..: has truly free/' I' 
me to be more of the person I ought to^be.'" I >m thankful for God's T' 
influence In both my life.. an*^n oti^, peoples lives. He has ' :S- ^' 
^--. - ^ilX .e teaching me ho.:to;iove others, .y .elf. and , 

- A — -MP -t^.od>,.o.gh Christ jasbeen my thrill ^^ ^^^^ 
adventure. Ufe;.s.God intended ft to br^^l^.^S;^^^ .^ ^/.^^U-.* 



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'" a[vr°th r^'r ^" :""^ '^ - ^t^pVotheV'o^^:jtheTVela;ive -Ttr-:gTlt^'-t^^ 

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Number of chi Idren 



date 



Occupat ion 



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Your Father 
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naiiic K^-U)W"V\'' PrvA^nor V-VaAa-\(^i(^ Current Residence 

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Place of b i rth \Og \ vM d c i ti ^ X \ I m ^ t:' i '^ ^Date of bi rth ^A.q.m t^s \ 6 1 C 

Education (number of years) 
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Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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Place of marriage to your mother \'^cm ^< ^ c > ^^ > -fc \\ \ . ,r jj ' d ate "i^^- \^ jip, l<^4'( 

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Education (number of years) ' 
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Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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Political party, civTl or social clubs, sororities, etc. 1 ;V , , A,\ vr^i l^ ^ n\\A^/r. H^v OtViKc^c: ^ H-|pt-i 6 

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E-1 Stepfather 

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Education (number of years) '^ 

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0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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F-2 Stepmothe r 



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Place of birth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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Re I I g I on 

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Name 



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P I ace of birth j?. ^ \ o > Akv ^- . . 

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111. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willinq) 

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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Rai^p.ond Jloi;:r-tcn 

Clyde Vinc":\t 
Clara bcifr.>i-t 
Agnes 1 Icier 
Kannn.h '■ ucnuh^r 
Bertha Riesscn 
Kf^iiTiOth jladii'^ld Jr. 

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T^EbR'l ARTHUR llADFIjiliJ 

r>ly paternal grandfather, Henry Arthu):-- ;ia-5fiolu v/as borii 
in Berwyn, Illinois on Se-ptomber 10, iBBy, ^.c died -er-tejiibGr 
19. 195s at a^e 71. Since I v;as only four at the tiirie, r.ry 
recollections of him are slight.. In addition, t.j.1 ip.irrrBdiatc 
memljers of his family are deceased,, making acniiiiition of in- 
formation ex.tr emely d if fie -alt and tiriie con3UKin:v . 

Thr fajKiily liv^d in a lar^e tv:c stor^ , one faxidly hortte 
in Berwyn. Henry had two older i^lsters and one old"r Drotlier. 
Kone of them married and all died before Henry. Doth of 
Henry's parents had come from Fngland near ."Bristol and had 
no othex' rslativesj in the united States, His father died 
when his sisters and brothers v/ere in their late te^^ns. The 
family remained in tineir home, and follovd.n£ t^.r ccrcpletion 
of their high school education, the older brother John and 
the sisters v/ont to v;ork. Their mother kept hoi'.se, and 
through the vjcrk of the young people the faroily vas able to 
rcaintain the hone and stay together. John later :aoyed to 
Three Oaks, Kichigan, but the unaiarried daughters remained 
at homo all their lives, later carintr for their aged mother 
until her death a.nd then for eac?i other until their deaths. 

The familj'" house was large enou{<h that the two f^.ix-ls 
and the tv/o boyy each shared rooins, with i^JLso a rooir, for 
their parents. La.ter when iienry left hora'i, separate rooms 
for each sisto: '; .■ mother were made available. The 

property was ou-ncd by Iiv;i-rj/'3 father and mother and v/as lator 



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tc go tc the sisters vvhc had holi.ed. :^iaintaiR it, Ifonry iriVierited 
tne hoxise aiid sold it in 1955 followiiig 'G?te dr-tr.th of the last 
family irieiubyr . 

Decisions v/ora made by Ilcrxy's mothi-^^r aa V'.'ell a^ dinoi- 
pline, aiid didly iainil;> business. There v/ere r^o ot?ipr rels.tives 
near tc aid in cliild reari^^o or discipline, and also no on? to 
celstrci.te holidc'.ys or specitJ. occ^asions with, 

Henry coiTipleted hii^h school diul began v ork aii' v. meat 
trucker near Bei-wyn, deliverinij meat tc nox^thorn Illinois 
cities, including Belvldere. Ho r-jmainod home aiding i-i the 
support of his mother until 191?. v/hsn at agi- 30 ho I'jft to 
aarry lay g-andnother Lola /iaceiit s-iid make hiy hoi^e in Belviderc. 
(iiee piotu-ii: 1) ilenrys fajnily kept clodo conbast --'ith his 
brother in Mioh.igan, but otherwise the family roTP.ain^sd ouito 
alone , 



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LOLA. IiAJ)FllJ.r 

f'ly patrrrial grt-indinother, Lola Yinoesr'z, •■.'ao bcrn in 
T^elviclejrf. , Illirois on Jar.uary 7» 1S95. aincs -jho diod when 
my father" 'NG.ii fifteen, joy laiowieage of hoi'- is limited to 
record!? an<'. ethers' accounts. 

Her faniily had moved fr'oir Hays City, Kaasa'- t-:' r!f5i--id3re, 
Illlnoig whon hero oldest brother Clyde v/a;' 'rvvc yea.^d old. 
Among the five children of the family, an older sister 
died shortly aft or bii-th and a yomogsr 3iijt2r died at the 
ai^e of one. Thus, t?ie family conaic^ted of i.-ol^,, her t\/o 
brothers and her parents. 

The fajrdly lived in a Ica-ge seven room one farnily home 
in the so^vthvrest cide of Belvidere.. Later v;hen Lola' a 
older brother Clyde max^ried, he tuilt his ovvn hoLie diroct- 
ly behind his parents, on land ov/ned by his parents. At 
hone Lola's fariily v;as fairly v/ell off. 3he had her ov/n rooin 
while her par-r.nts and brothers each shi'xed bydrooaia, 

Lola's father worked for the Belvidere Foundry Divi- 
sion of the national 3ev/ing Machine Company, a ma^cr Iccf.1 
employer at that time, Lola's brothex- wlydo recalls that 
5T!03t decieiona v/ere made by their mother ¥;hlle their father 
only required that iiis dini'ser bo served on time and that 
he be seated at the head of his table. Almost all key 
decisions concerning discipline and child re;-jj:ing '/ere sJ.- 
so left to the mother. 



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Lola had reiativss t'auii y.t cousins en hzx- vrothox-' ?; 
side of the farrdly '•••/ho aljo resictgd in BorTivorcc, t-icmics, 
birthc.avi', aiid holidays wore all ceiobrat:.:". •vi.th th'-y-.- 
members of the faraiiy. Kost or t:iv fcjaily attv^ndcd tlie 
ivietl^oclj3t "hiiroh and Gurid3.y ychool aotivities, A great 
u*»al oi' thoir spare time was spent tsiiding tho la^c^e 
faiaily garden v/li.ich provided a nuiflGroua v'3:;'.l-^l;y of fruits 
and vegetables which v/ere used and canned by the xsiilly. 

Lola and hot' broth'-r^r Boyd v-'=^ro both :.ic.ca by thoii: 
parents in completing: hi/^h school, but th^ii- -jlrier 'irother 
Clyde foit it noces3M-.-i' bo quit high school .inc. ire to v/orii. 
Lola r?oeiv?d part of the faiaily land for a hcnc beside her 
brother's and behind her parant'E hoiiVis. 

Follovvi-.i£ graduation fro;n SoiviJere iii^h .Hchcol, Lola 
vvas expftctsd to go to work vai& did t-t thr. age of ly for 
Livermoro's iwsat Karket. The parents had l:i4;tl'; choice 
on their children' s occupations and neitncr of the brothers 
followad thoii"- fi'thor's Job. 

Greal" G:c>andznci Vincent sold hei' home after til's death 
of Ida's fatJi??,' and moved in with bx^cther cIyOx-., thu£ Lola's 
faitdly tended to stay very olose together. Lclt-'- brother 
Boyd moved to Elgin, but v;as close enough to l;c included 
in faanily gatherings. Lola remained at v:ork aa a cashier 
iri the meat jriarket until she met her husband .'"err^j Hadfield. 



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LOLA AND HEKKY I1A.DFIELI: 
My paternal grari^father Manry Kadxiolc: n-r-^ Lol'\ Yir.- 

Faokin^ Conpaay and ■io!lr,''':.,r''' •Tioat tc Li-v-;i.-.-rr'.:.:'-« . :\>'- -rt 

!Viarke"t. Lola hriu i?or:ti:u:c6 ■':c v^or;:. for Livc-C^iviore* ,? as 

a cashier, aiid tiie "iwo v-c^rr: y ''■:?:■? i^/^. j.n 191'7, 

Their i?ir?t horcc wa;3 n, ??!riall ho^:.:.^ V .n/: th^y ventocl 

near Lola'rj x.aront-s anu brother c^i ?th St:i"set in calvid^rr, , 

While t'loy wore- ir. tai^ home, Herxry t'uil't a hoiiso on the 

l-^.r)d. givon thsir: by Lola' s father 'vhich vaa adiacont to 

the Vrothor' 5 let locsted en the oorr.nr cf :<i.rth ?.:'i'f: Union 

Street, j'cnry di.' most of the v;ork on th? fi'"-:- rorr- b^ani'^alow 

himself, ^j-i-a shortly aftsr my f?.th5r'a hirth \--r 191° th^ 

far"ily ;>::CV'""1 irAo th=-ir nsv; home and reaainoi there for 

never'j.1 ^ "J'^'^', (r-^o yj.oturc ?■} The ncv horn" •./ar-- or? fine 

size for tl^. family of throe. 

l!Oct 01 iiem-jr's spare time after v/or.lr. vh*^ f^pent in- 

rrovirg hi'=: hou-:- or working in the lar^o z^xCcv.. Besirles 

their jmmediate. relatives, three courjino and f'teir .vamilies 

Toinecl thu iainily for Sunday get-together^:; cnc<: a r.onth, 

each Mc-iith*H party being at a different fajniiy's hoi-ne and 

they wers vlso together fc^- all holidays anc' special occasions, 

Aa nor*^ ciiiioxon came into the group, it becarno emits large, 

but one Si-mO.ay a month v/at^ still spent togetlior xmtil tlis 

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Henry niother aiki. tv;o sidtor^ catiie Xroia xjer:;^:- ;>.■ vitGit 

v;cre 5ncludRcI in tu^ Yincairi; gatherings :ii::;c. l^ora-y and 
I.ola v'«iro, Iv ai^-iltion, active in the ivlG'l;].:odiyx C'^'iurch smc! 
Sunday Scl'col ^hieh they attended noarl^' Cv^ry :;-M:'ay. (See 
c-nclo:?ef- ci^xc' frcir: rn:lniat'3..*-J^f ) 

Dncii:icn3 wero laad^ to£,ethcr ty Ksxjtj: aud Lol^. as 
tc occupaticn, budgeting, aiid di:^ciplixic ox k^ lathei. 
Since Lolt..»s ps'-^-cnts v.trt cics^-L/, the;)' ciIlo paiticipt-tsd 
ivi rearing niy father ;a:d spent a o-i'tsit Coj-j. ci tiiiie- ^.'itii 
hi:;:. Beth pareAtc tcoii a great int^srest in hiy rts-tuex-'b 
tiohoolin-i iiid eriooi^agefl hiii^ (;>;£#5 pc-P--" ;3ai-'a-:; 

V/hen ay fathe:: wa^; tcr., tiis family solu their house 

and iDougbt & hoiae at wh^-.t v/iis then tl;^ :iOi-ti...efei-i: ed^^e of 

I-Glvidere oi-i 'west Jaokoon Street, Ihsrj th^^y ?:ar1 xore 

roc:;:^ for e^en a laz-^er garden aad a pony foi: vj^^ father. 

Since my father vva^ the only biby -rith £,randparei..t3, aunXB, 

and uncled ne^ix-bj' , anch attention atici tiir.e .vtrx-v; ■^•^ccnt on 

ilia. KiR rothcr noted in his taby book thc.t tb;': fai.;ily 

snjoysu takii^. hin lor ridee in tlis fajidly oicr to ram: 

Grant in ncoLfcrc and to xsrwyn in Iv'l- and 1>SC., 

Lola died on dune 15, ly^S fcllo^/:Lns '^iis irth oi 
Hiy father • b .brc;Gl'^er Hoyd on I^lay 28, l';^3J, v/hen n:y father 

was fiftGsn yc-?is"-; old. Henry ='!^3 un^iorricd pii-:'t:r-.j tcolc 

the bE.'Oy to Berv^rri tc c;T2'e for hire, v/hil'^; Tp.y orandf ath .r 

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hons^j and movil iu v/ii;h Lcla-- arxtT)?^^ niyd^ -,nc! ^ic wifi 

The dspr-CDsion had hi^ Ke\: rv ]i^:',i, c,v,:::i-.: hiv^ -to 

later ••^rio-j-f^rrce tt r'aj:-'-^;,r "c3.;:?'ar.. '.r ~oc.:cr^rd ^;;>„^:; hr 
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in BslTidero ^>•bore he I'.smain^^ until h5>' ., --rlr >^'-:v.-> 'v/^; 
the a£:3 cf cO. Henr;- had ::-cinaj?riec', af-!-"r t;ry- f ^.t}- rx- » j 
eighteenth ]:irth^.ay a^d r^aG able tr nnk^- c, :::.:.os hcr-o f.-.r 
his yonn^^^r ioii Eoy<^. KPi)ry clxef. in Belvic^-ro i-; X'"^8 

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HEKRY V^ILLIAI.; I..EIER 

[viy grandf'athei" Henry i.'.oior was born r.ovor.ii.ei^ 2'j-, ltS'7 
in Davenport, lo'-r-'a. He live^ fifti-tju-oG yeax-c, dviii^ four 
yeare before l v/as born. KTs racthex ' :^ iViaidcii nsxac was 
Dortiiec. ChriE"i;ic'jrit..ori aiid hix; father Willii-.L. ...cisr. 

Honi-y liveO in Davenport ivitii hiu parents, one olclei-' 
brother, anc'. tiir-ce sisteiNi. . i.c other reiativso liv'-;d nGar-by. 
When his sister- v;hc was the oldest of all five children 
was msxried, the moved into a house iu the auj-ie i^ji^ca cf 
Morthv/eiit Davenport, a predominately Cei-man wccticn, . This 
sister and the fi-nJly vii^ited oa^h other re^uLai;' -o'lroUf^u- 
cut the yeas:-, 

Ky grandfather's peu:-cnt£ rover own-3vJ c, hci?^o, aiid the 
family lived in k rather eiiall, rented, tvo-?:tcry Ilougc, 
The boys had a otidrooni and the thrjc girlj shiired another 
room. The dowii;ptairy of the iiouije -:on3i;ted of a parlor 
used for: oorupa.:y, u kitchen '/here th.^ fiv^nil; ^tc -i^'id spent 
aicst cf their ti'ae, arid one dov/nstaii-r:; uedrooLi lor the 
parents, .ti^'- gr-'aat aujit reculis that tlieir "bathreoi;:' i^-as 
"a good forty fe'^t from the house down at the- end of the 
backyard, " 

With five cJiildrcn, lav ^randf s/bhcr ' t iucthur ^/a^ busy 
v/ith the x::^aily o^xe, plui. a garden which supplied ijiuch 
cf their feed. :^he th:?ee yiyterL. i^er^ eXi-eu'Ved to helj.' 
around the hcui.:; at an oax-ly 3^e. .iOiay' v mother .;ae 
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Germany, i'sr father was a retired AXiiQ/ Gar-tali-i, .-ho -/as 
the only one of hor fanily to come tc Ansric-i, and she znet 
hor huabaxid in .Tiavonpor-t , Io?;a, 

Keniy^'n father was a carpenter and i-orivosl very lon^ 
hoiu-£; when work v/ar. availabie aiid when wee,-;hG:.- pcmiittsd, 
lie v/as the old?^r-t of nine Ghilca:':--/! and y-lyo n^■!^ onl-f one 
to ccEe tc -Che Urdtea GtatoB iji hi_; fajniliv. '^>:: o'--.?-;- sLusc 
he did net viaiit to serve under IvaiBcr V/ilhcliu, uhr^ rest 
of I " the fajTiily rai-m^.ned noar -uhe -oBX-'-yiLtd i^^-, I'^^'zniv}^^^, 
Germarii' aiid conti-.ot was kept with ti.'.tv.. xirtil aft:r the 
death oi? his pas-^oiiti; aiid raop;t ui hi^i brct^^rr and .~i.:t.?.r=:^. 

Since Henry &x,d his parents had no family ctbei.- thai- 
their ewi;, holidayi^ and celebrations were sp'^'r-'t tO'^^;'-^ther 
or v/ith a i'c«xv oioso fiiaifidis. }fo'/vever, n!Cii.«?'f \f'xu ra'- 
plentiful faid c<=;io brat ions vver« few,. 

All key dcciEion:; wcr^ srjaic by Hsnry'vi father, iy.„ 
.eluding hoi-r?iri;?, occupation, fa>riily ■bu^i'.vg::;, -in;^ ci;ro;lplino 
He ranJcsd firyt, :^at at ths h^md of '^hc ui:ii^:>r ta^l-;, a/.d 
was servei fir^;+. All children, yioyr^-^-x- l:^c^ o}io;^o their 
ovm inarri:a.ge paxtnarB, 

Since, iiiy grsJ^dfath•^r•a psronta di." not h^.vc ;r,iich ni^ony, 
they v?ere not al;!:: to help thyir child-^n, out th- Ghildie;r. 
v;ere exjceotod to li?ly) thoEu UHnry"--^ oldost >-i.othe;. i;oojc 
up tliD c5rTje.-tor trad*^, ae h-r hi:, f:t?)ier. Hr i-?;, h: oldest 
Bister •i;~rxt to vrcrh in a tccl factors 8„rt^...' ei^.hth -..nr.-.. 



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Ifnen. Henry was orily ten, his nicther diod ■••.t -.-ro 'jy. The 
father v/sa^toc: to k?ep the family together, aii-;. It vv-aiv de- 
cided that ^[eix:^y"3 fourteen year ol:i .aist^ir .;"c;:id ■j.-J.t 
school anil tii?cn o^^re of ths two youngor onoo ;u. wull a.3 
do th-i ■•cooking, mowing, ani housewoi'A^ Tt;.v .':a.ail:/' oorsly 
needed ths iftov■<.^y froin tho older eod's oarp«/.v c v^c-rr ^;nd 
the daughter-'.? factory ',?~r:i:. 

HeTxry v/s.s allov/c:d to ^omplrte cigth ^^ado i -'ir^ picti;>r^ # 6) 
and th^r' li-^ v/ar, forced V.c gc to ivcrk, .'•^hilc ;:tjlj. :.:;- schooi 
his first joL Wi'c in y. '.^;tirbex''sl'iop i>caa= the hoTO, i.:y gi'said— 
father begat:- fiUJ tim® '^or3c:,'as aja errii^nd ooy rmd '::bc:-;; ._;_erk 
at a hardv/arc store, follGV/iiig hi;: clgth gradw gr; duatiCiT:, 
He was not irtM'?i?t3d in tha cax^ponter trade a^ tn-/ j^amxj-y 
expected hin t;- Vc, but Vi/arited to c^tudy busi-ncrc ari' co- 
tain ifiore sCi<oolin£^„ He later wont to DUBiii03:i oclisge 
at night payin/i iilu; own way as he worked diiy-.., 

Ueif ore :yniii^ y trig foz- »»oi-id. Wai- ii ii: l^;,.^ :■{:}$:'. ;=-icuiLi/c ?/?'>, 

F'^'^jry loft h,o?iO sji)<\ vTrri-t; tc live v'.ith hi*' ni'^to;? *-.Tj'" 1}jroth?.T'- 

in-lavf iii thcii' ■■iivf horm,. Dv^vinz the \im^ Ij^j wa-;; .vOiit to 
Naw Yor-: ilniversity for iTifaijcry t.K^aini Hc^ hpJ thiA vfa^ --em 
overeeas to '^f/r-^"- iK France, H3..:; oldo;:- orot-nvy:.;- li-id be^en 
drafted and th~y wer'o -^nitpd in Francs. Koiuv tc-:.. pax^t 
ir. the battl-j of Ai2n.e-{v>ame, Oi'-j.v-.Air-i, ;Me'Us.^«7-;,V;^'i:n;ne, rud 
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Most of the f^^uilys life oevrHnvsc' eac-ivL'; :.^^rcyt■oox'■t, 
Iowa; hov^ovcr, Hc-j^iT -niovad tr Ro'^kfor':!, Illivic^. : \::i.tii hjn 
family ii;, 193"^ he^t-'M-"'^ of a hn-^inr^s;: trunrjv^r -.uv.'-. aavaiice, 
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LLC:iA AL'/lrtA ISIEIi 

greu'dp'-riron''; . , "ho v/a" !'V-\''n T;'='ona A.lYin'.:. tuc-k or. r':)" i5»J-699. 
liSr mot.Hfi.:.- .fa" "tbs; :'.':r?Tnf;r Esrtha RiessG-r: rca." /i.'.^ .!: 'cher" 
Gus"t3:vc f'u.jx, 

3h^ was '^or'-; on n. frvmilv farF; outside oi' v.?-j.oc'';"b, lo^a 
which i"* Iccr^'^:! nhcvt t'vclv® miles from "1:;"; ';i"';y c:!' TitiVen- 
port, lo.'/H^^ f'lcvj-^t "faT ^ clo3'"ly k'lit vii.lay- vji-i^ i;p 
mo'i^tly of CP/.""'nr.-" f "imfT'^ in"^ oth^rr Ge'vr'ia'i. ivoT-^i;/;raut-i, it 
could be c:':>ri''i-r!r»re'i a fairly prosperouf^ f9j:^.r!in-2 coxo'nv nixy 
by th" '-tnndvir'v^ of th=;;r; '5?w, T^conv^'s not^ -r ■:aj"i'; .:'j.-oin \ 
fajtily c^ ton Ci^ildren nviu h-^r 5-i:'a!idfata'jr ^.vnc^i :;o;vsrsj. 
farxn^ ■^ro^i'^iC v;c2oott so that M3 son>^ or 3cr -i^^-^l' n'^i 
:fi?vTied v-^'ioV: of thf :j--jvie oi^mnn-'iitj^y^rr f.ithnv*-; faraly 
bad rix; ^^'}-116x-j:y v/hc AidO f^^'His-^ ;ie:arT?y, :?.nu ;■..; j, re- 
pnlt, far::il^^ T.i---^iT>:.-r3 Wf-r^ ~Jlv/ay3 r:lo3^:, 

■'^■~cna» -, v^-XTiiparcrit:; retired a^ S'™ei:itr:;, ..nov'i':v.y 
into Walsott :uac iocv/ing tho faraic tc op; na^ b-.- t'ljii- 
cliildrn\-:. Ih^sc :ir£L:irip£X.2i:.t :: i'l-X'l tiiei?:- ov;n l^iv^o -lOmG 
ricaor the oent'^r of the village anJ tnclr orvly 1 ^iMorrxcu 
daugh-' nr li'/'='f; v'ith th&Tu, Ji^at yL'd.iiJiat7.or r.^oii'c paro:':t3 
&a.3C :.:.ld their IvOrm and ratix-ed tc a ::'na].l-?v ii.cv'v jv; 
V/alcott to liv' cut their liYOLi^ 

Sinco t}-e f;:a.mhcuns v^-ac very ^jpacioun c.iiO. :^p - V-;in!^ 
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spare rooLi at; die! her parents » The hovi^io liu.d i^ lex-::j kitchen 
wh<sr?^ most ::;:i:al-vi v/c^ro jcrvac, a sitting- ciijilic :-.^^i..» unu. 
a. fe'ont parlor \;hi^li wa^ opened cnl^ foz' oo.nj,;jv,nv , 

Leor;a' ;■ iTcx^iil'v livcu uioiie uiitxl LeoriJi .clii^L.lio-i 'jciiii'!;.vv 
school, ihoir ■!ji:::'e.i 7a?a\ took laeuJl.ti vvith t}j<::- o..-^- livvd 
near-l?y, Latv.r l:.^:: fathei:' a^iuir-^u a. ..vn.JJ. > r:''.>r;'. i . : liis, 
c^m, a/"i.c hi;j cln?x- 'Jinm'^rri^d crctho^;-, v;i:o ju-a' .'V..- :;'.•:. aCj: 
their Tnrf:;;ti^ pxNrvviGaglv , ouXie •ic liv-:^: '^■:til ^t^k c:; th:.; 
farm for then, ■i'/iia now iiur^iiiouse , uithougl; imiu.!''?:-, 
still ^';3:^7-e t:vcj:-;/oac tiicir ov:-:l rooiii and v/ds si^-il'-x 1:,.. 
ai'rani;G.rte:i': , 

Thi c.£dl/ t:.;riG<i>lLe on the far::; ■»;*,;. ?;, ''-^a/- o">: "/itJ:! -^.irl., 
rising anc' nc d^-y^^ off. My gi-andtaothor h-ip-r-c! ^.■iW; snch 
chor?vr? as t;iki:v:?, cxi-c o£ the cni-^kens, miljd.vit:; uO'Cb, ;rcec'- 
in animals, <.',nd Ooj.:^^^^ hcusowcrk as ^-i^o ';;rov -ji^'vr,, r'r/-?or 
waB usually "the liOcr; iical after wh/oh Locv^^' ."■ .':;;i;h..;: tcok 
a nap and x^^rxi-ncd to wcjTk -.mtiJ. al3. th" c-^'V: , xv' idl :in£ 
were dcv:' , Jhr; evenifigi* were U"3uallv ;?p<^:--'- uro-'"! the ]::xtoh: 
table whsre LeG;oa di-i her solicol v;?rK, D.'/. t^-. f ■: t<.:. vain- 
ness cf :-:^iXr:. Xi:i'-., tlio fainiiy uyvnily r^:-?-?.';;'-'! ^^ 'r".;; . 

Relig::; on Svu:^; not u sif:nif ioaiit part oj th^v family lif';. 
At thi^ vf'Vj.Ci} tLe.r-;- Vvcre nc cliiorchi's at aj.l ir. '.-i... ott, ; 
fact that later ■rj^iO.v-i th-.' Davarport n-wc* aprr : .trrc;, 00 
many small tov,T..- c:o ooi;ui;u.nitieB center ^vcr.n' t"i..".^ j.iuj:^'! .:,.., 
uiitil i;-;.oriw; :^.;i!:ploit6d ccuntry school wn:.'^''. v:. : thiC-i.;:;; 
eigth £x-v.i1c, th V fa^ollyg -ni^vin r^colal noti^r'.-«:y -^r . ; r^^it 
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v/ere raade to Walco'v''; for '.riVjpli^;^; onrt viiii;-, ;-;- .oa'-iup: 
on the vaat)-.3r ajic^ t}^& ccG':.Gio?;&, 'OC'vi: j; i '^J. o-'n; l^.ad. 
one 2;^3ao:i?aj, r-';cv-, '^, ^-^Vcr;-', a b^'riV:, ?• gx'aj.v.. :;.!■■•:■ :..':0c' 

and roaJ? wcr:^ of div!-, • Tho railroad 1-^:;, Ur/'-^^^tj.;/ t'li-OTAgh 
th'": toV'n" o G-rrsri '^'a-v st-cV'sn by •fscst ?v5rv< .'i<.' , ^'of: in 
V/nlcott cmn •;^: "ku'K-^. . 

for ta.vlly rcimicn?:, weddinp;, anniverspri-'S, Cv??!^ ''rd.rt h.~ - 

&CCJ c^l'-'bratlc! ', At arifvir^ 3uc1i as cwr'.l—ji^c-cr' Cr->, ;'y-;r;.'- 

ov.e. 'brortght food or rf^"*'rcsan''"r^t#. Ay *vvj; ''uif: 0?'.r^.>i->i o^Hf-^to?-;, 

tho men werv f?'^ first, an^ after they h^'.c cate.-, t}i5 wor^-er. 

waB s. part <>•" <?vury ocoac.lor> aj^d \ro-\yi2: i"-:-:'- ol-5 :-^j.!- d.;v:oou, 
Loor>at*o xatlv.r pla.yeu hii t-.cccriicn at si'vc^^c-j. of tr,:;;.c 
faaulj events. ]-:«!eral- :/U.2;0 brcugJit t';.e :;:'=*^:.l:-- y-ac" f^'ioj.d:: 
toget}'.-^r, t.^.u aftof th-; Irurial vvsryo:!:- ;^-it:if x- ^ ;-.t t':-^- -jcn' 
for coffse ■!.fi;i ocii:". L<^cii£.' ..: :;:'r.th«ir ui;;:o t^-oL. ■•■i th:^ ^cl 
c:f feeing oustoditci ci' t>ii:^ a:;!ali oeiait^ry t'. •;,.;'=., 

All *:fy (k^-.ii-:;ions were iiauG by th'j !::?■' c- the f-iiiiil^ ^ 
A,. iAfar al-:o the '.■ex'ifi^U'i custoju, L^ciia'i-i p--.j.\:':-ttj • ^a^ivi .igj 
b'5.<^ bf-^r< arl•aJ^^•5d :Vor taeja by tUair p2;c-f:--:vtr:, -ro d: i-xs-rA- 
father Ri^scr-'s;-; y-nide k^i^ deoijiona :!^c;. :0.i ' = .■-:; oh.il'Tr-'U, '.vei 
after niai-i'iaf:e , At hone, L^ona'a; fatlisr vi;^.';^ /J.! ys^i-jor 
decigiona, aac^ i'cllowi.At:: txie purchaac 0:1 liiu o^.: ~r.r:;:, ho 



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were ^Luit-; :;t"-ict, ;^et tr.!..! -\;o v^ovluC' Lic...;. v j.i:V. c /irA— 
thin;;j the^- ocLii;^, -^■.-i wore -ic^.lb^, a cioSs^ ;i;'-Mi j.-lY. (,?*'-• ^-o pic-- 
tar'c ) . 

int^rostc:^ run :''a:c:a lif-' nnd v; ■j:v^'";o nior" . d.. ;■/.';!. .:';, . }!;.;•; 
i'ath-7jv £:on^" -^:_' "tc Dc.Y'"^:jvor\;, lov^c. Ic:' 1::;^ },- <-'-'.i ■':.'■ Hi ;\ 
Schcol v/herc ;;s paid for hor rocr^ an^'l b'::u:M" v;._-'-',. •. u «.?3^.ai. 
f-Bjillj in th? llortl-v/est a^^cticn oi th" oi-;;^, v'^>v. ou. the 
people oi thi? '■pa:":'-o of Dav^nj'o;:.-''''" hr.:I lel .v v :. : '■. li^.- 
cctt, Itcciii aaci 'boax-u i;otalcd seven clcll^ur-? ■-.. '^^'^'^V, 

After v-^'c yeoi-?; of hi^rh gc]"oo1, Lovn::. u-;/';r;r'^''-0 Vin--:^- 
incs^ .Coll jg' -'-^ Davenport with her fatv^ ;i; a-'^-.ij- ^■i-.yivs.x; 
her exlfe^nri'sa, irccn, anc boai.-d. one re'vurncu l,o 'i^loott 
Viearly ov^rv ":•■;!■ '^^sncl by tr-j.in a^; che uao •.' oij-^ jwi'ir^r 
her hii'h so* c.f-3. dsya, Fcllowiiog tv/c ^j-c-y/ • ^'.t - :~X!Ay!'^c 
Collc^^, ^r.e V^r^-vji y/or.x in lyiC in tUo r;-vyr-jll .■''Ojva:..-i;- 
ment -c^f +]k '<oc>; X.^la^iu /xsev^al (;;&s pio-^ar^:.ry ; = . ■ i:.iO<? 
Lliii. was dnrin-: -crl'l .f^x I, jo^t; ^'"i; ti:o ~x3J.''; j.-;'" ■b>:.oc 

pl<?ased he:::' ieithci* ;/ho liad enooUi*agGC. fux-tlii^' :.du-^ui'!;ioi4. 

paternrJ., had eraj.grateu "to the jnited ota-t-iiJ frora • oinnaiiy. 
The fsunily sto.^'-ed in -Scott Cc-vnt.y, Iov;a wnxxl T.ccno. moved 
to Rockford, Illinoi-:^ in 1932. 



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Alter .vcrld v.'ar L m^ ^rar.d father ]-'<xir:x}/ L.eier- I'-eturr.- 
ed to Davenpcrt, lo\«'a and ^vgaii) liv^^d v/ith liig oluont sis- 
ter. %y g.randtncther Lecna luf^k vjcnti.nuod •.vorklrr-: at the 
Az'senal alter the wax- and .-/ao still ooardiiv^ ii; tho ^^:i:iz 
secticn of lOavi^nr'OJrt . Olie sAid Ho7ur:y m-^t t}ii'0'?2.ii ":aixual 
friend?; etirly in 1919 i<^- v/cro Uc-rried ,way riC , i<^<'.. 

Tlieir lirot I^om." v/as owned by LeonaVi' fe/tuer as 
arx investiiiGnt aiid they i--":nted it ioi* a snail ai::0'AJt^t. 
Thiy house wao located in the :oev.'er r ■ji''i.;iiGs.!-jt section 
of Dai^cnport, and no other fxnily :ri":..'oer3 lived clc-:-o- 
bv.(,flO lictiiTs) Til.-- hoii;ie v.'ar, a sraall iive roos). tunta- 
.lew y;ith tv/o bedrooms, i^^ mother » Rv.th, (•■;h'-ir onl:' 
?Mld ) was "oc'cv. ;v;a^' 1922 and i:?hc occvp5cc the soccixd of 
the ^."o b'-:d:'.-'coir;=z , .'.t.5 houuo zl^c h::d a livio^- rooiri, dinin-:- 
roori, bathroom, r-nd ?;itohon. All iij ^J.1, there v/as adeQi:^atc 
space for a yoiuig faraily of three. In 19^6, rny i-xand- 
parer.tG biiilt their firijt hone, a iaz'-r^or iVro rccr.i 
buRgalo'v, locptPG also ix" th.e ri<"'.:'er pocticn of tcv.':'«. (.ioe 
picture r/ll). 

Follo'/v'iiip; their marrla-'^e, rr.y grsJidiaothcr continued 
office v/orlc at the Rock Island Arser. "al, ?J.thou;:di v/crk 
for niarried v/omen was fx-ov/nec upon by many • single employees 

and 3on;e fajuily iiember. i-'y grandfathev had go2;c to v.crk 
for Standar-d uix in 191? » ^.nd .joined sinclLa^ uil oOi.q. a^-.j 






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before the Ksri-iat,-- in 19-20.. lionry .vas C-i"'''©!! a v/Uite 
Ford, a coinpiuo.;;.- vehicle, v.hich "/as t}.G f LCiil;;, ' ; :73^r-£l; 
oar. (Sec picture .; 1^), lla was later ifouxiec :.\ ii&\/ blcck 
.cape, filso a Pord ,, 

Sundays were spont visitiiiji t'oiatives in Dav'nrorx 
and V-faLcott(s6G picture # 13), an only one: c "K-r fK^iily 
meinber hs.d a cslj:* in t;ie cai^ly lv20'fj, Chriijtjiar. iuio 
Thankagi/ing v/are always fasal;/ occasioiis a>ii. "ri:-^^ w^^s^ 
apent y/itl'. both sides of the fairdiv on es.oh hclic'ay, 
Che birtlidays of riy mother, ar;u hv..- cousi.is .--.i thoy v/erc 
FXC'virigi up v/yry oelebra-tect v/ith Li:; faciiiy pf^'tii^s for 
thf. childi'on. 

P.iligioii had not ■jla.yed a major vM.'t in eitlisr of 
my grandparenti^ aaxly livsr?, but v/hil'^i at ':^X'o,-:\' 7i bu:;3.nss£j 
Collegf!, ijC-ona joineo. tlie .Ijjiocopal CauxDh anr< becajafc 
active v-.i the younf, people 'o §ro;rc , vhen iieru-y aiud Leona 
were er-gajrcC, "r-rx-y aJLno joined the Epi^£00T••al Glau'ch. .^-iiey 
were both baptised, confirmed, Oiid jaarrded tiiore, Sunday 
church and yoinig adult :ce°tij:»gs rr^ade up a /:;reat daal of 
tlieir wecU.y routine. T-y mother wasj also aent to th-- 
Episcopal oUiiday School and v^5s. bati?ed and confirmed at 
the chija-ch in Davenport. 

Again all tho key decisions were ujad? by iri-y g^^and- 
father as his father before Iilm. F-jr mother, as her mother, 
was an only child and very little dl.-cipliivo v.-aa oised. 
Between the tine Biy mother v/as rsix tc t.;c;l'v'-o, her- fatliC-r 
traveled av;d v/as heme mainly on vvoekend'-j. ho o^i? but her 



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parents prorticip:?.tec1 in i/^-xt/in^ jy mother. 

LecBa ard lisnry vere aMc ".c v.'et.thej:' ti'o lepi^ea'^ion 
years well, rtliii.e nary '-Lrouncl t.he-sn lest thiif- JoL-a C'acT "lore,;, 
■ fernr/'s job and incone v/ere unchiUitjsd ^xcor-L for haviai^ 
ro .^ssiyrc rore r?v'^pc'nr'itil2/;y v^ith hie comjvaiVo ilenr*^'-, rJLoiig 
v/ith hj.B brother aiid "? if! t err., did ho'vpyrr, ^-iv"^ flasxicL?! 
aid -be hi:3 father vho wc^s If-vin^r^ at a SB;aiJ. h-c-t;.l . .Jo;; re- 
tire^i n'3n 

.Vij,' grandfather wa?j very ?j?,!;itioun arjl ccteiT'.ineti to 
better hi.!.:sel."i i.-x-u hirj fai-iily, Ilr succec:*.!.uiiy profiror-ssed 
'.vith hi3 company ccid tcol; pa::-t i:. cryn^i^iity ?.;•:+ j^.ir 3, (^'14 ?>e5 
clirpijig. ) Ke alBO iDcught lajn.a smd a ircimoz cotta^^c thirteen 
trii^s fron Djivonpcrt el'Znp: the f.^isfcisBljpi River in i9i?3=. 
h3 wa.i; al.'rjc cl'l'^ to bu.y liin cm f'asolir.c J*^i-:..' oil oxal^rship 
through jiij.olair a^id in 193'^ opened hii; own oc2i:xs<; vith 
four cnploye-?? in Rcclclcrd, Illinois, .::e £.aq>iirod tj:iro' tr^icirTj 
for !ii?. fycl ari>.' oil 'bir^inesG anc ^lix^cnasad tlLVOo ". ser- 
vio2 stations w^hicJi ho l5ase<3. and naints^iriod alon^ with compsuiy 
stations. fej- girnndparenta, the iiri.-L ex bh;. fanil; to leave 
Davenport, Jowa rented Qn<>. thex. oc'V-ght a Icxi-ge nev howe at 
t'l-:- on?, of OxforiS "troet ne?x Rcckforc Country ClMb, (?icturs;;?15) 
Frioriticn in Henry j life could be iicted fina.i...;ial, oocr.pationaJ., 
re3ident?.al, <?ocia3., and ed-acs.tional for !iij only daug^itsr. 

Education v;aa of iriajor importance to iU,y :'Tavidfo,th'ir, and 
liQ inniated on sending my iaot}icr tc .ic?-la;5;;^ ~ thi ' area, 
■ my ajother recalls that he v;a^ a r'ir::. di-ri^rliviari-.n siino- 
h^, essjspotod near v'^rfeot jTrados f/.'cm iw riotlioi." :?roK irad: 



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school to College „ He was afcttolut^^Xy a,5;ai.rist nor v/orkin^ 
3ii:ni:.i8rs, ev^n at collage age, a.od sho waa iiot expee-ced to 
assume responsibility Lmtil,}iei ouucc.tion v.-as completed, 
i^:y >3:x*an.dfath©r died suddeil3.y on 1950 cf a cerooral 
heworrhagc. (ocj oiipping: -f l^), L-i-fe ch^jn^eci con;jider£.bly 
for my grandiiiothoi.' at shv. sold h^r Kcc/a:oi-u hoffi?. yjid 
moved to Lelvidcrc vvherc ahs atili resides at e.(j-o '/k , 
sue tccil'L care of her incther i-ntii ti'iiv^e y"j:^b a^o ■,/ri<iri 
Eerthc. RlnnTicn v:£*£ put in a retthoae t'jid io: Ptill there 
at ags 9o. Contact v;ao bxlC. is still l^js-yt xvith remainiiig 
-averport relativss z:aa some fPiraber-i: cX the fcjn.ily try 
to get togother ;-j.bout onoe ?. year- cr .for ^^^o^A-jI oocasionij. 



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ivjy fiiuther, born Ruth iviae ^ tiler, on /.aj: 2^^ l^£i 

lived ^vith Yicr pareiitj an I .r.venpor t , Icv-a -.ntil tho as^.T; 
16 wh-.n the f:-s;iily uiovc:! to ■■cc'-.f or'I, .Tll.lrcii , ohe wai; 
her parents ' cnly cliild. oho r-'iCcills tliat ir. Cavenport 
noj-iO of tho fid^ily lived in the 33u;3 neighbovhoocl, ^id it 
was a trip acrcos tow:-, or to .. £j.:;ott tc vizi<: :ac^-x of th^^r;, 

Ruth notes that tl:f: family hO'i.e in vvccIi::oru .i^.- the 
largest anu ujcst cciOii'ortcu;!^ . Ihc two ^tcy^ ^^clcniiJ. 
structure corii/'ijted of three be^]; goiti;^^ .■rri ■'-•■■jo bath:; and 
a recrciitiv.. rcci:; prcviuing ariple 3pAce for .■^inte..'tuining. 
cvhe r'iiiained i.i thii hoinr ,7ith her j^i^;-c:>*t:;; froi;; I'-j^- until 
uer narria^G in 19'47. 

Perkily c^ti-'iti^s v/er^ nnmt'i'cup', i'i::lxi.^.ri^ vri^keri':^ 
tri;:3 :i::' vc^utions, Frcji: 193- 'i~ntii the :r<£unily noYc^ 
in i93c, -:u,.::r3r vee/:oi;v5-; v'erc srt^nt at th?ir cottc::5e on 
the iviicsissippi River, J.luch tiiso was Eoi-'it swimming; or 
fis}iii:i2, in the tlissiscippi or in an ac!;1ac:€.Tit sprin^-ieu 
quarry bchinc! t;icir prcxerty. ("randfath.er ^eier ' e' 
brothf;r hud helped construct the cctttigo sii;oc v/ork for 
him ,;ai co^u;>on follov/injj the Groat DeproaGiOii^ (ies pi-j- 
tiu^e Yrl'i ) , I'^r uiother was ?. Ga^iip Fire Girl and v/ent tc> 
camp for tv/c suaanero. In aiditioi^, yhe toji: da;ioin;5:, 
piaaic, r..'3.TjrJ.ng, and dramatic lessons. The fs^iil^' jl.., 
very clo';e, (ss'? Victure |t IH). ".•hen ths fexaily moved 
tc Kcckfoi''d, they c. ' _' membership and attcnd.i;:acc 






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in t!iG Epi3CCi-3l Church. In 193i>» 't-lie.'. ''cooi-: their* liiat 
lon^ trip, a t::r:;& v/sek Vj.nter vaoJLUio.'i "be .'^lCj.-id. . and 
Tcxac. Faiiilly hollcls^i^s .Vtr-r; «tiil .jptnl:, /ov gIa:^ most 
part, ir. io.a. 

All (^coisicns &.3 to jobs, moving, biisirxCbC;, budget, 
and schooling; ■•/'jro ;,'adj by ir:j incther'^ lather. He Tsit 
education '/as 3J.I irvr,o.:'tant and oypeotsd exc^lleirb gxa-des 
from i3y mother as vvcjII aij partioipation in dr-ariit.tifjs, de- 
bate, ani ether i:;.cti".'itl^;5(c5c ,v^l9 r^^tc- ircir. my riothcr's 

in severa]. recitals between ages six; J-rid tv/elvG, ii.:a at 
fix':;-3n oh*^ >?aij rrecoi-.tcc' in a cranatio r)ro(p.-&^!i oi :ifcr 
owii 3.t the .-^t Caili-r^v ir De^enport, jc>v;a, '(oeo # 2jj 

In high school ir. Rcckford, ;i::tuvmj autivo in i..i;;iy 
organizations. EsaiJe^: tho debwit-r. xea^id, ah^ ;;ao &. mcinbor 
of A.voL. and vvork^^d en the year booh caid. .^ohc^l ::.2v^:.-p;..por. 
Sh^: was ?. r:-:;rabcr of the iiatioiial Honor Icjioty <,x-A the 
iViasonio oris^j -^ationa of the Order of th;' J^ai'.bcv; ai^d Oob'3 
Baughters , 

Ker father .^snt her to Kojhford Oolle^'-o for t^'.vc ystirs 
v;herc c;hc oarvichl tjcp'imore hononors in l9'-i'5. ihe tiieij attends'. 
ths Ur:ivcr.^ity c.r «itscon?i?i a.t iv,udisori wJier* ahc iiajored 
in Kpeiiih corroctJ.cu aiid joined Alpha dhi sAaa^a jcol^u. 
sorcTity. "ince hor father did not y.pprovo 01 her -^/orhing; 
while sh.c v.^ont to ocl:ool, shD attended t./u siususr sc/iooi^ 



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sescions at uiscci'.oin. At the end cf hor -rxnior '.eiijr in 
19^; •% nhij boouiiic Oiii^aged to my father aiid uii not rotum 
to oompleti her senior yssut . 

Ri;tl. ti*eii took }.er ^ir^t jco j.n Septeiubor cI' 1>46, in 
tho Payroll D^pui- imant of iJfigcraclJ. ?<lillii\^ IJuchin^ Coni^^jny 
of Rockioru. iho plaiit waa Icdi^ed only tv/c blcoi-r; noro:r:3 
the pari;: frcEi th? ;CiJiily homv. Sh... worV':c: Tor I'i'V"- Kontho 
until she was laax^ried in 1547 and iiado hsr nsv.' hc22 in 
BolvicJere . 

Since slie vio.3 aji ^aiy child and t'lC fca^lly boc^jic inoro 
afilusnt, r.uth did. not iasuiric- many adv.it -.'^spcnril'llitie-; 
until thy le::^t ^..:-hcol i^:'\v bci:^a: tc ■vorjv;, lrc;vic'V.,I.y h-sr 
2<3.tii:^i'' iXiiu "jCLi-cr.. Ct-j.'' CjI £_i.l ^!i/".p-D3r i.'iU"i J 'o'l'vij o^i'-'c 1. orr ..^i „ 

After iiutli'S cn£:..^r.?.i3nt, her pi-rtntn b--:,:--.::. tc O'l-l.-L^rr.'':' 
H'jai'ly all ::jllv..ii.i'j; i.'.i uo(jkicrd vv'itli cior. c fr.lindf. The 
tie^j \/ith Davenport "/ere v/eakeninft- as PiJth'y ''cv^in-; i:.lf.c 
3iavi'ied ur:d noved furthOi/ a\;ay. Kov/ovcj', gI'.cp: the rTijiuly 
was alwci^'u- cmiu.!, co-ri,., .t ?.id deftp friGnship uoiitinusd v/ith 
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iKiy jTu-M:'!" iienno'ih iirtiiur Kcdfisl;! waj bom t-ci .^c;iir2/ 
aiid Lola Jadxicic' on ■•'lay, 15? i?i3 in i^clvl' ::?c, rillnoi:^,. 
jViy lather died z.t tho age o.f 36 in 1957 '-''I'^^n J. ■vvas only 
■tvvc, no ny riieir-ory of him is soant,, 

Kerm&th ix/'od as a^i only child rfor rif-tr^on y'or^ viih 
his parants in Belviiere,( oes i;ic-i;\ire #21), Ki^ ncboiTi.Tu. 
grsmdpareiit.s a:iia saint a>iG uixlc -S;,- ;n-b muoh th:.z v/i:u;> ^iiiji 
since thoy live'i n^^fu'-by^ v;hen he •=;as tsi. xiz- ;";:niily ■:y!0vsd 
to a larger h.oir.a on the north side of E'^lvidcre ".'-'hrro he 
had hio -^-'^^ pony snd his father had a very lax-go £;.^roen. 

Tho fcunil:' ■".'as t-lyc int-;rc;jt3d i:. i::^-::;i-. „ Kor.no'tii'":' 
father was m'l accomplisheo. piemist, ai>d Vfinnot;"! w^..-' an- 
Goura^ed by hi''- to ple.j- the pi3r;0 o^iCl. =;.:.:;j.o ""l^c I;,.'::; oh ho:::'n. 
The f^.mily vv?.s ='.oti;/a ir the i'.i-t'Tcrlist Qhtir^i;. rj^acl iv3nneth 
was oonfim-.-''. in that church 3.n 'BelYid>"ri.v, 

Fwr tho first fivtcen year?:, 'Jhe ftiriil^ of rhr^o %'ag 
very cloro. Keixneth*s hro'!"her Boyd vaf: ho:ov~i :..n l;/:;3 s^'if^ 
his mothci? diod s}iorti3'' after the 'o?l^y=;; birth, s.t t'\~ age 
of ^4-0, Th:? family pattern v;at3 then ohai?.ri'^6. di.-'o.f3t5.ca^iy. 
Rennet} i»:i b-oby brother was isent to LiervA-n v?hcrr. o.;3 of 
his fath';r*3 uninarriGd sisters v/as to care for ?iin. V/ith~ 
in a y-cr, 'ch? ncj.-th side hotnT waa sold, £uid i;e'nr3th, anr. 
his father went to live with liis decea,^'■^cl riioth..;r' -; brother, 
Clyde and hiz family v/here they reraaineu rntii riry father 
graduated frcvi Eelvidero High School, 



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■ The depression Iiad hurt the Isinilj .:.:. ! \i.. ; l^- t :.•..; 
jch in the fautoi-y. With two ohiioren iuin nc i?if t v '^^2^^f? 
depended on helv, from both cldes of tho I:.c'.iii o i-r.dtir 
the circ^2:stari:;eo, liy father's iehiihood c::.ani-,eu tc thc^t 
of an acuit very qvicicly, 

Henry v;cnt tc v;crk Tor ].:i>oz\-i!>o':o-c ariu Ih^n ''x 
Larbser ^cleiiaii in Rookford ■;.; a trcl <xaC. cic iyi:.'^o:,.% = 
Kenneth gracli^iated frcm Eelvid&rs high in 193^ ^^lo ■:;■ - 
prentieed a:; a tccl cav.d -^ie m^.ker, lii cid rxo'^ oa-. ; icr 
thie aiid there •'■as not eiiou;2,h inone;/ ycr cclleiio, , ;.c hviU^.e-' 
went to vorh at rill "v.rton'~ ^ii'dt^ir Scr-"5.'ir h\ _:el'/i- 
dere. 

Kenneth's father iat^r narc-ri^d <i vs-idcv--*;'. Tciuily J''rit;y 
nad Kennoth':: yc■'r.p^'? brother "'^hsn nau t'^f yja-^i^vK. ■;:'.£.:,■ 
lived. nz3X' their old ;r"jightor?iOod on J.japlci Strait, in 
Belvlcero, 

When V/orlJ 'rJ^xr 11 broke? out, .-.enrcxh ^I'-iiitC/t! at a/-; 
22 and becarae a flr^t ^^r^^ssjit in Ofytoti::^--!^^-^^ . -'e th^i 
attend^^d Arny Ordnrjace- Offio'^rs'" C'y:^;:lic^:.ti: Sc'-col -n'r 
graduatv=;c' :..- l?i|-3. li? ^vas c'-r.t to th© lyrop^^r-n ••ar Theai 
tc Cojnpnay i, 1^:31"^ Urdnanco }i^tfiliicn of th'-: Ir-t .tiTiicra'. 
■"ivir^ion i-i Tt^ly, !Te Kei-vta as 2nd and let l.:.iutCi^a;!t 
in the Naple^; r'oggin, Rcine-Arne, :,orthor::i Alpi^-ie cvaC Pc 
Valley Csjripalgns. . 

In 19^5, he returned to Beivid<^ro ; tc live v/ith- hii 



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family and went to v/ork as a 'bruck ilciv'3r-PiG.e.^i.ian 'clivsr- 
ing Sinclair Cil in l^olvidcre for a fai..lly /iv:.c; vho cvned 
the dei-ilcrahip. It was tlii'ougii this Triyr-i ■'r^.^t ho wet 
iay mother- vhoijc father still ovviied the SijiClair ae^>iyr- 
ship in Rcckftrd. They mst the iCiret v^aek hd -.lam-';: ".-yi-fi 
arid tho v/eeh bcicre she wa.3 to rotUc/n to the Univen^rity 
of Wisccr.iiin. (See piotux'e r -i:^}. Keiir.€-t}:. l?,t&r bs^iaii 
in businetsG for himesilf in 19'; t v;ith ths :5v:it> Oil .-ca- 
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!:;> mother ?uid i^-^h^r .vt-r^ r;\rrioJ en re>o.'-acir;' 15, a;^-? 
In the EDiauuel Zi.isc;ei:cu. Chirr^h of Rcsliior^: \,-^o~ clX-^'yxix^^jd-i) , 
They r?Ti-^scI a aiz:, rora furnished duplex-.in "Lii:; saoic ncig}i^ 
borhood -tiiicc Kcii-.ith'c .rather lived In Belvidore, joilov.- 
iiie the birth of i^iy >rcthc;r Keniiei^h .Arthax' :.{a.,ixiclu, Jr. in 
19^^-'3 thoy moved tc o. aew home of th.^i-- c//n xn •f;a... 3;l:,-6 aa'ea, 
(S€:c plot-.ir--! r'^J, ) 

Aft3j;- th: rvAdir. d9r\th of ^ly :^;ate;r;..iil gri^iidfathar ivieaer 
i.n 1950, Gra;Mi:;ioth£r I^ieior bou^fht a vor^ lux'ii- '^cme :.2i Lei- 
viccro which ->v-a co-Yer-'-^ in-=:e two .-u^jc-^r.nt^< . My ^^u^anta 
Jicld t}:eii- l^eiiie ;:nd rxv^cl intc the down::^t.:.irG ai^artiraent 
whil iry graj-i^l;:cth:=r Irvod iipstairi:; . Af Jor the 'h:ath cf 
iny K5.t^rn^^ crca^r^^iifath&r Puck in i9„-f, ray £,z-jt.t^sira:>c:~ 
iTicth-'i- c-;ro to liv^ ;oit}i r^y -ra-ricbiothei- , i ^,:a6 ccr- lOor';- 
ly thore^fter on ijay 5, 195^^^ v^e ha;*fe hai foia^ -s.M.rations 
li-viiig \micr cr.;^ rjof for .^e^rly twrnity jztj-s ;.nvtii :iv groat- 
grandmother went to a rest hoiuiJ in 1972, 

Ea'ih aportnent waii t'/zc bodroom ai^d ^y brotluv:' £:'-:d I 
sh-vrcd a rooi: vvhil^ v/e were yc-..n;^. Our ho:.:o i.. on the uain 
street of hnlvidore, Jtate ^troot, :Cvad i^^; olc^e to IOC y(;.irG 



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Religion r'l£^yp<3 Bii importa^it ^.art of fumily Ij.fa, I 
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Ohur-oh evoa-'y Sunday. Both r-iy brother and I v.ore aocl:/te:-3 
Uiitil v/c gradiiated froxn hlgii acViOol, 

Key deoisiciii: were raado or) movri.;'-; c-ncl Oiiouoaiicii by 
both par^^nts togeth?>r, Fsjidly finance ^s-as h3:p.dlec by 
)Tiy mother who ^.i = o aid -ny father '3 call:/ of-:'iov boj;iCij:cc];ing. 
Discipline ii\ai;5 Vy either my :7iother or mv" s'ath-?-? cu tao -pot 5 
however, after ■';ho death of Jiiy fatli^j:- in I;'.??, ay inctLei.- 
was in chiJi'i^e of all i:ey c!e-;i,cions aj>d ol^civain- , 

r^y Tjiother v^-^/.a x fi:;^:; belicvvi: in nif:;.er -i-hiuucion, ihe 
returned to uuchfci-o ^cllo^^o tc cbtv-iii her G:;>,ii_;? in 
Elementary Lcb.'cv-.ticn and Buhstituted xw ~'r^l^\Aev^. r'chocis 
froic tj"3 tiihc I vas in hinoer/inirdoxi until xcurth .rrad^^. 
3hs th^n he^iii'i t-^aching in the gra.;c echo:! wher:^ J ^^t- 
tended, along \*"ith my brother, and ha.'i' r-e,iuai.av%d ^.t th.is 
post for the lavt elf^Y^n yoar-r. ag :: rc^iult ci hc.:^ Acrh 
aiy £;rer,t-cr«^?'"i^ther trid .^ranvfijothor cX-^^-^iiie;" .sck'; of the 
responsibility for rri]? brother anc i , 

Ruth ■-I't.o sAi.it vny brcthtr v/xth }.i^ o'h. cition.V-e --t- 
tend:^d Ic«'a ^tat", Roch "i.llcy and jxrvh^x-r. "Hi^njis 
University. Ha ;a'v.'ried r:.t 23 ^"'^^ --> e^nployc:'' v/ith PsSotc 
Chemical 'Jcrporntion of Elgin. Ho Q-azojn occaf;icn-;j. ;3er- 
vice st3.tion vvcx'k, as " do, but neitj^er ol us <a;". rollov;-- 
ing in cur fiith^ir'j cccupatic:i in the oil bu?;ine.':v, 

FolloA'in.y rr.y graJidmoth^r^s move to BJlvin.r?, ch; 
went to work as- a 38creta:fy for GovnrAunity Loiu: Oo.rpan^ 
lentil hor rctirc.aoiit at a^e 62. The entire fa:-ily cb/io-us- 
iy felt that vvorh for ./oraen v«:.'j quite acieptablr. :.:\ 



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great-granci'motlier :i':;lpcd keep house for r.v ^:r:'r.-:...cther 
and nov; ray grandmother 'si^z-Ivf. Keei) Iwaacj Icr :;-■ :,.otIri- 
while she v/orks. The ioanily has alwciys d-L:;;e.iCcJ .:i i-ao]. 
other to koep thi.ritjs running i:mccthly -t Xij-;:. 

RUTH CL0G3TGN 

In 196v my incther in^rricd Rc^ymona A. r;lo--T^:tori. On^x^ 
living pattern remained nr^^ch the '.^ii;G, '"'^t ''-■t' -i.Ji-i-T'' anothor 
bedroom and biithroom to our hcifie. (;.:os ,f?,'? :oa-; of liclvidore 
uomes). A step-hrother, oteve» thrs^ j^sax-,: clc'f:? th ori. ?vy 
V'roti-*>r, oiune to ii^re with us t]irou{;;h Msh ::'.hocl:. K"/ 
thrn attended Illinci^ State i^vH now liT03 5.n -lcovli;p,ton, 
Illinois. All hey decxiiicrid arc ctill ■a-ulo h^- i :\- -other 
vjith the aid o:' :ay stop-Tathar. he i:: a tcol ^.^^/X:;r: ^^•'^- 
^.ineer at t-roenlce .i;5:;othe.cc; ii. PockforJl :::nd h?.-; bern th??rs 
fc;'." eif;;ht90;a ye;ii*c:. 

^ly iT:ot^er j^egrctis that I lid net g'st tc leao'W' '--y ■;:r.md™ 
■fs-ther or xithor, and feols I have :'issca a-vjh ?-itho-'''- th^ir 
companionsl;::.;.'' and guid:.-.:.ce, Kov.'eyr-r.v/ith lour pfafir-rf-tibns iiv 
r.o clcc2 for t'Arenty years, she sh'-: h-r^liove?.; ...'e .?till havr had 
s.orce'defirAite adv-ontagng moriy fsaiilics laek. Wc wore re?.d 
to by cur :_;rijid;;icthGr a:id g- -y-t-^^randmothrr r^iid hi^.^ :> ;nuch 
closer relation3hj.p than xr.3r:y do vitl' cl^or pecO.'. . Oti^: 
=;rand:i-^ct?\ei' helpsd ut; i^i many wayj, aiid we learned sa^ly to 
help he:: ir- . wha"'- jver v/ay vve could. Th.^ hiendiny of melioration 
has given u diraension to ovjr li"'"ing that r;^.r.y far-ili?r; en 
the ijove do net Yiarrs touny. 



It appears that in cur family the :-iaternal side had 
raoy? inaterial advajitages and v;as ir.ore able tc help each 
. cmnger generation get started on their own. Qn ray paternal 
side neither m^ grand-father, father, "brother or ;: were reared 
"coTiiplfi-tcly t'y our naturaJ. parents since we edl lost one of 
car parents vrhile still youths. Ttiex-e al^o ?.'eeins to he a 
greater family "togetherness, than in many farailiss, but this 
also probably resulted from these unfortunate earl;- •■-;-.■'--.;; 
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S, u« .~K; PU«t PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FKONT Of THE SEC"!!" "" " ""«' 
FAMILY HISTORY 

c„,„ ,„r,oLh. Hock v.ney college F.»l 1, Hi»orv Col l.Cion: 

-:.:r"r:,n srenr^v.^: rJ'iiLn; j^r;.,. »ii. p.™. .^..^e „.. ... 

" lo j^st those kinds of family histories needed. 

SURVEY ■ * OFFICE USE CODE 

Your nomc YP"'*'"n r "i"" '^'^ "* "'^ ^B.11 — ^ (|D I _^ 

D'-'i'- "^ ^°'''" November ?^. ^Q7A ■• . 

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;- Your .,oii.qe: Kock Vail ev College ,, 

RocKTord, Illinois y^^***AAftA>\>vAAA'';*A'-*''''*^'' '■■•-''•• 

,. ci..,a ,.,e o,Hl..t d.t, for Which yo. h.v. Men able to .., .Mn,s a.ooL v-r fa^Uv ^.. 

-""•' ?:?::. 1750 WSO-.SOO _X_1800-1850 

"1850-1900 1900 o"" '*'*'■ 

. 7Z.. chec. .M r„lo„> of the Unite. S.at.s In -hlch «..er, of y-r fa.i., -Ho„. vo„ 
have dlscusseTTn your paper have lived. 

__He„ En,,.. ,H.„ c^n M.) ^"'--•%t;;-:^.'J;I;;,X;H.»^.i.^,-^.;v 

-TTPaclflc (C.I.. WashJ __IH«"»1I. *'»'<•' 

5 ;;=rst'cK:cr.l?;c'c'p;'ES^°::Uroll Ich ™*.r. of ,o„r f«l 1, -ho™ you have 

dlscujied In tirrs p»p«r h«»« fw^ th.lM.lv.». 
V c Mlnlno Shopkeeplns or small bojlness 

--;:;:;;2r...i<x, ^in l.-" — ""s^^i-'"' 

VlProfe'sloh. ^Industrl.l labor i_Other 

,, P,.a,e chec. al, r,ll„ou. ,roup. to which «*.« of yo.r family -hc» you have .isc.s.ed 
In this paper have belonged. 

^'»We\ ZZ^rr^ X7t>,T Profs tan t ^Other 

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

Blacks Indians ^^xlcans ^Puerto Ri cans 

=^-:h Sr-;;:; '""^Hia^r^'^i^^ ov.— ::-:! , .on, 

East Asian X Other 

8. What sources did you use In con^mnfl your family history? 

. i»k ^»K-r Famllv Bibles X Family Genealogies 
^ Interviews with other _r»mi ly muica 

'.[n'.'pero^r' _J..hd Record. _,yhe_U.S. Cen,.. 

■'5r"Photographs 



X Vita. Kecoros _^-^- Hither 



FAHI LY DATA 
A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name ^^^^ George v/ilt Current Re?ldence_ 

If dead, daf of deatfi Fall of IQll 

Place of birth Latrobe, Pa, Data of Birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school fi high school vocational col lege___ 

3ccup.tlon(,) PWCE OF RESIDENCE 

Thresher (after leaving hoiDe) 

2nd^ 

3rd 



Date* I st Latrohe. Pa. Oanes_ 

Oate> 2nd Pates 

Data* 3rd Pates 



/<th Dates '♦th __0«tes_ 

Re 1 1 g I on Lutheran 

Political partiet, civil or foclal clubs, f raternl tlea, etc. T)PTnnprat. 



Latrobe, Pa. July 8 , ;i994 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother ^date 



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 sld«) 

Name Emma Sophia Betler Current Residence ___..,.___>_«___—— 



Name EmTna Sophia Betler 

If dead, date of Jeath Nov. IS. l^bT 

Place of birth Unity Tovmahip. Pa. Date of birth .Ty^v ?d T88d 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 8 high school 2 vocational college 

Occupatlon(8) Domestic, Clerk, Postmistress PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
I .. DatA« 1st Dates 

2nd ^Tp^^ .O.tes 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd_£aatoiai££aa O*^" 5''** _Dates. 

J,th Dates Itth ^Dates_ 

Religion Lutheran 

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

-n — La tgQl a o . tfl nft a ylvaB a a i . i . July , FL -. ^ Q0<^ 

Place of marriage to your grandfather DATt] 



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Cr.Tndfather (your mother's side) 

Name w-n i i ar^ Hppry Johnpll Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death July ifi. "TQ c^ft 



Place of birth Tnlfda Ohln Date of blrth_ July 14, 1893 

Education (number of years) : 
grade school ft high school 4 vocational 1 college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

^st ■Rp-p>,p.T> D ates l»t ?ort Wayne, J^^d. Dates 

('Adth his mother) 
^"<^ n-H n •p-pf^pa npp-ratnr Dates 2 nd With my mother Dates 

3rd Dates 3 rd 3y himself until dealO ates 

'«th D aft i 4t h D ates 

Political partle»rc'vn or social clubs, fraternities, ate. Democrat, Moose 

Place of marriage to your grandmother Hillsdale, M ichigan da t€p ring- 191* 

Note: If your mother was raised by a ^n p flt li u r U r i r niiw r rgl at l v g (tO » ge 18 ^ ' 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name T^^ip^g n^-n+A^' ^Current Residence j02 3 Inwood Dr. 

If dead, date of death ?ort Wayne, Ind. 

Place of birth t?^^^ '^^7^^, Tnr^-jRT^R ^Dite of birth August 13. 1899 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

„J*fta/ leayjng home) 

1st Industrial plant workep jfi \%t ^ayne St.- yort waynfe p ^^^^ 

^"<^ D «ta» 2 w d Inwood Dr.- Fort Wayne D ates 

3rd D ates 3 r d D ates 

Re 1 1 g I on Catholic 

PoHtlcat party, civil or social clubs, sororities, ate. Democrat 



Place of marriage to your grandfatha r m i i a>„1 1.' A^-J r>V.i gan d attt 5trring-1914 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stapnother or another rn\f^f\j» f*-n .^. TrfT— — *" 
,!vt th^: JaCa W.I in« oacK or tnis paga (0*2) 



CHIkPKbN of A !, 9 lor A- 1 or B- • ) • your r^tfisr's name should appear below 

Name Stella ''"^ilt ^^ 

Place of birth ^jalirobe', TaT dat« July 8, 1904 

Number of year^'of schoo^nq i'J GccupitlCX^ nouae-wlle 

Residence Latrobe, Fa." ^^J7I??itK^ 'StatuB Mari'lSfl 

Number of ch I Idren "^^^o ' 

Nane Florence Mary Magdalene __^^ 

P I ace of bl rth " rafr o^e , P a. ' c aze July 20, 1906 

Number of yearT o'f' jc'iool i no C' Occupation JJomeJ^tixc 

Res I dence Pitcairin, Pa. "^'~' M arUal StTtua FusbsLTlU-tlUtiyi JiyyiJ. 

Number of chl Ic'ren 3 ~" ^ 

f'dfiie Hilary Johxn F r ank 

P'dce of birth Ta l TO^, Fa. date April 15, 1908 

Number of years of oclTOonng -1- ^ Occupation Fc±x-mt;i- 

Res I dence Latrobe, Pa. "" Mgrlt'g! §ftu» mi'l'lua 

Number of chl Tdr<n j 

Name Charles William 

Place of blrtW ' la tro be," Jr'a. "^^ d ate Janu ary 24, 1910 

Number of years of scKoolIng lb 'Sccupatlort SUpyi'ViiJUr 

Residence H aiMfi Status 

Number of chl Idrer 4 .—————— 



5. Name Helen Alice 

Place of birth Lat ro'EeTTa; " data January, 1912 



Number of years of ac^iooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of cKt idrct) 



Name 

Place or bl rth ' ? af 

Numbar of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc e MarttaT Statui 
Number of chl Idran — — 



7. Name 

Place of birth "" data 

Number of years of school Infl Occupation 

Res I dence Marital Status 

Number of chl Idran 



Name 

P 1 a ce of birth "d a ta 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc e Harltal Status " 

Number of chl Idren ""^ 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc e Harltal Status 

Number of chl Idran — — — 



10. Name 

Place of birth dace 
Numbar of years of achoollno Occuoatlon 
Res 1 danc e " " ' Ht ' rTfa l Tr 'af... 
Number orrfrmrvm ^^wntai status 



(Hll.DMtN ',( (. and D (or (.-I, D-l)-your mothrr's r.jriMj -.hrMjlO dpp..Mr l)el"w 

' ' " " Yala r ia Marguerite 

ri ,. / ..TTTT I'l. ?ort Wayr.e, Ir.d. ,,,,■, Sest. 21, 191'^ 

N'ln,!,. I .,1 f.u-. of scIkk.I if\'i 12 OccupatioTi i^ousev.ir e 



!'• •i'l"'^' '■ Churubusco, Ind. Harital Siatus ?'.arnei 

NMMii.rt ..I .liM'Ircn ?ci;r 



/mhcr '■>f ch I 1 dren 



'' I " '"^T, , , I'l date 

N.,i.ii,cr .,( /■■■It-, of schooling Occupation 

'"•■■ i ')'■"" e Mari taT Status "^ 

Nimbcr f,f rh i I dren 

N.) -■ 

^ I jcc of 1) ; r th date 

Number ol /ei^fi of schooling Occupation 

"'•'^i'lc'co Marital Status 



^l-n r- nf ],^^^\^^ d'at'e 

Nutiibci ';f ye-irs of school i ng Occupation 

«(••. idrrire Marital Status 

Nu-nber of r h i 1 dren 

P I. ICC of hi r (h date 

Number of yeors of school im^ Occupation 

Kes i 'lence Marl tal Status " 

Nu..i!..T of chl Idren 



N.irrK- 

P l.icc of birth date 

Number c){ years of Schooling Occupation" 

Ri.'s i dence Marital Status ' 

Numljrr of ch i Tdren 



P I ace of b i rih date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Kg', I dence Marital Status 

Number of ch i 1 dren 

Nd"Te 

P ' a r.g of b i rth da t e 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Mari tal Status 

Number o^ ch i 1 dren 



Nane 

P lace of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling "~ Occupation 

Res i dence WtI taT Status " 

Number of ch 1 Idren 



Name 

P 1 ace of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation" 

''evidence Marital Status ' 

Number of Chi Idren 



(MII.DKtN III (. and (or (-1, 0-))-your mother's njnit; -.hoiild oppcir helow 

n. ,<■><■ Valar ia Marguerite 

I'l ,.." mTTTT f"i. Fort Wayne, Ind. ,i.,ir Sept, 21, 1914 

u.nui,. I 1,1 /■■ir , of '.clioolinq 12 ~ Occupati(>n h!ousewi;e 

''■ • ' ''"'" '■ Churubusco, Ind. Marital Status Marriea 

Nunii.rr < . I TTTTTTTren ^ou'r 



N rni. 

I'l... .'"mrrrtii" date 

Nijnii.rr 'ii /■■■ir', of Schooling " Occupation 

Kr-. id.'K f Marital Status 



Nimibcr of rh I Idren 



N.VKt 

P I jcc of" l)i r th date 

Nuinhcr i>( Ye.^rs of schooling Occupation 

Hcs i denco Marl tar"Status 

Numh(?r of ch I 1 dren 



N.jrru' 

p 1 .1. I- i.r Inrth date 

Nninbci of yenrs of Schooling " Occupation 

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

— ' iJiTe of birth '-ay 28, 1933 



NacT>e Connie Val Mueller 

Place of birth Fort Wayne, ind. 

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111. Assli/iMLNT OF I ITCRARY RIGHTS (If vou and your fa.nily '^r'- wilhrKj) 

1 hrr..t>y donate tins family history, along with all literary and adf mi-.r r.ili vr- 
ti>jiiis,'to the Rock Vailey Col'ege Familv HStory Coi Iccfion. deposited ^r. the 
KoLkford Public Library, Rock^ord, Illinoi'; 

Signed "T/aM-t-U^ ^ A£// 

Date S^.J IJ-1^_.... . 



Charles William 
B-Jan. 24,1910 
D-Aug. 16, 1965 



Valerie Sue 
B-Dec. 3, 1946 



Prank Wilt 

B-? 

D-Pall of 1911 



Emma Sophia 
B-July ?4,1884 
D-I\'ov. 19,1964 



G4/PAfi?^or^£-^ 



Yalaria Marguerit 
B-3ept. 21, 1914 



M^rne^ 



William Johnell 
B-July 14,1893 
D-Jvay 16,1958 



Helena Martin 
B-Aug.13,1899 



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D-Apr. 28, 19 35 

Mary Ida Zimmer 
■D ' Jan. L ' ia8^3 



D-Sept. 19,1937 



Jiilia Catherine 
— Quplain 



Honora Martin Sr. 



Jane Do dan 



CREDITS 



Valarla Zimmerman 
Elsie Bendel 
Jielena Austrup 



?OREWARD 

The purpose of this paper is to portray to the reader a vivid 
and hopefully interesting picture of my ancestors and how they fit 
into the pyramid of society. Although I was not too enthusiastic 
when given this assigiaient by Mr. Schou, it has proved to be not 
only an interesting but rewarding and informative erperlence for m«. 
It has actually been fun digging into my family history. 

The information in this paper dates back to the early l800tr. 
Most of the material I received about my Father' s ancestors was 
obtained from Elsie Bendel, my Great Aunt, who has been id.nd of a 
second mother to me throu^ my life. She is a well educated brill- 
iant woman involved deeply into the Republican Party. She and her 
husband took my father to Port Wayne, Indiana where he remained the 
rest of his life. 

The infoi»(ation about my Mother' a ancestors was obtained through 
her with a little help from my Grandmother. The most Interesting 
facts I was able to find in old family records. I hope that this 
paper will be of value to future generations. 



GREAT GRAND-^A A.ND GRANIMA BETLEH 
John Betler my fi:reat grandfather was born January 27, 1854 
and died April 28, 1935. Ke was the son of '^artholemew Betler of 
Bern, Switzerland and Jeanette (maiden name unknown) of French de- 
scent. At age nineteen he came to Fittsburf^, Pennsylvania and 
Tiarried Mary Hosley who expired at the birth of their only son, 
John Henry Casper Betler, March 1, 1882. He married a second time 
to miy great grandmother, Mary Ida Ziramer bom January 21, 186 3 and 
died September 19, 1937. She was the daughter of StcDhen Zimmer and 
Juliana Seaman, of Warsitz, Germany. John and Mary purchased the 
Henry Betz Farm in Unity Township in 1893. 
Children of this marriage were: 
Anna Marie- Born - May 4, 1883 

Died - Jxay 25, 1884 
Qnma Sonhia- Bom - Jxily 24, 1884 

Died - November 19, 1964 
EdwaI^i Jacob- Bom - May 13, 1886 

Died - December 15, 1893 
Godfred Emil(Pred)- Bom - May 4, 1888 

Died - March 4, 1939 
Henry Adolph- Bom - September 17, 1889 

Died - Jvme 15, 1890 
Clara Ida- Bom - J\ily 31, 1891 
Albert Williajo- Bom-November 22, 1892 
Died - September, I896 
Hilda Ernestine- Bom - July 1, 1894 

Died - June 24, 1965 
Ida Pauline- Bom- February 1, I896 
Alma Anna Marie- Bom - December 12, I898 
Bertha Rosina- Bom - May 4, 1900 
Laura Frieda- Bom - May 14, 1902 
Henry Rudolph- Bom - October 8, 1897 
Died - January 1, 1970 
Elsie Marie- Bom - March 19, 1904 
Alice Qiiily- Bom - December 4, 1905 



As the reader can well see my great grandparents were rather pro- 
lific parents. 



GRANiaLA. WILT 
Bnma Sophia was bom on July 24., 1884 to John and Mary 
Betler. She died on Isoveraber 19, 1964. J-inma married Frank Wilt 
July 8, 1903. The children of this marriage are as follows: 
Stella- 3om - July 8, 1904 
Florence Mary Magdalene - J\ily 20, 19 06 
Hilary John Prank- Bom - April 15, 1908 

Died - December 25, 1966 
Charles William- Bom - January 24, 1910 

Died - August 16, 1965 
Helen Alice- Bom - January, 1912 
Died - ? 
My grandfather, Prank Wilt, was a thresher and was killed when 
he crawled under the machine and his neck scarf caught on a tum.- 
ing driveshaft and he was choaked to death in the fall of 1911. 
My Father was almost two years old and Helen was yet to be bom 
the next January. The family was almost destitute after my grand- 
father's death so my grandmother did houeecleaning for a living for 
several years and then was a clerk in the general store for a few 
years, then became the postmistress in L\ixor, Pennsylvania. 

My grandmother had a Mitz car when she lived at home. But 
most of the transportation was done on foot or horse and buggy. 
She went to a one room school with a pot bellied stove for the 
heater. She had no indoor plumbing when youn« nor did most people. 
Literally everyone had an "outhouse". Most everyone went to school 
through the eighth grade and quit school at age sixteen. As a re- 
sult many boys and girls went to grade school until age sixteen 
and then quit. 

My grandmother's parents were of the Lutheran faith, but the 
children attended Methodist Sunday School frequently. However, 
all of the fifteen children were baptised Lutheran. They lived on 
a fam and everyone helped with the chores. They had their own cows 
and chickens, and horses and always had plenty of milk, eggs and 
home made bread from the flour that was milled from their own 
wheat. The wheat was threshed ^nd that day was a bi« day on the 
farm. All of the other faroaere came to help do the threshing, and 
the women cooKed for the day. 



Butchering day was another important day on the farm. Another 
important day for Grandma's family was when the women woxQd get 
together and make home made arple butter. They would have an apple 
peeling party the eve before and all of the young people in the 
section came to help peel the apples which was topped off by great- 
grandmother serving pie and milk or dcughnuts and coffee or milk. 

The entertainment vhich was big with grandma's family and still 
is today was square dancing. The family was invited to the dance 
at a Tjrivate home and each family took his turn. At the Betler 
home they danced in the basement but many of the other neighbors 
danced in the kitchen or dining room. 

The Betler family did not have electricity but had carbon oil 
Isinps along with wood and coal for heat and cooking. They took 
their baths in a wash tub^ whereby they heated the water on the coal 
stove. All of the kids went barefoot during the summer so in the 
evening everyone had a foot washing before bedtime. 

Their living compared to ours todeiy would be considered quite 
poor by our standards. But my grandmother's family did not con- 
sider themselves poor because everyone was in the same shape. 
One was just glad to have enou^ to wear and glad to have -olenty of 
food on the table, aB the women in the homes kept house, canned food, 
baked bread, pie and cake and aewed most of what they wore. My 
great grandfather made each of the fifteen kids a pair of shoes 
for each school year plus they got a pair of Arties from Sears 

Roebuck. 

President Wilson was the president during the First World War, 
My Aunt Elsie( Grandma' s sister and a very dear great aunt who gave 
me all of this information) was in High School, and she remembers 
everyone knitting patches for lap robes for the soldiers. This 
was when she and Grandma learned to knit. At that time as today, 
flour and s\igar were very scarce but it did not affect them too 
much since they had their own produce etc. Aunt Elsie thinks that 
they learned at this time in th»ir lives to get along with what they 
had and appreciated what they had. 

The family homestead was a nine room farm house^ and my father' s 
was only five" rooms. Of course, Grandma had no radio or television 
as a child, nor did my father. Great Grandpa Betler used to play 
the accordian and mouthharp and some of the children played the 



mouthharp also. They also had an old organ and all of the family- 
was able to "chord" on it. The family played card games such as 
Casino, Suchre, and Flinch. They alan rlayed checkers. These 
games served as the family' s entertainment in the evenings. Aunt 
Elsie felt that their hobbies included a real family get together 
with a lot of good home cooking and after all of the dishes were 
done they played games. The family was closer knit than today be- 
cause of the lack of television then. In the evenings some of the 
neighbors and their children would come to the house and play games 
with the Betler family and the parents would supervise the behavior 
of all. 

It was rather difficxilt to know much about what went on in the 
govetment back then since their only outside source of information 
was from the newspapers and the press certainly did not exaggerate 
the truth like they do today. There certainly was not as much news 
for one reason, people did not utilise the freedoms given to them 
in the Constitution as they do today. The covintry was still young 
and a lot was to be learned. There was one big scandal called "the 
teapot dome". This was during Harding's administration and had to 
do with the leasing of naval oil reserves in the West to private 
oil interests for a bribe. He like, President Nixon trusted his 
friends too much and found himaelf in an entangled scandal. He 
died on August 2, 1923 at which time Aunt Elsie was going to teach- 
er's college and the children had this day off of school because of 
his death. Then Coolidge became President and he was known as 
"Silent Cal". Hoover was President during the Great Depression^ and 
he called for an e^ctenflive Public Works Program but it was all to 
no avail. President franklin Roosevelt was famous for his insti- 
tltlon of the New Deal and much power was given the president dur- 
ing his administration. World War II came about and had it's good 
effects as all wars do. The war effort provided work for all atjJ 
war for many. Roosevelt was elected to his fourth teim and died 
the next year on April 12, 1945, almost one month before Sermany 
surrendered to the Allies and Vice President Hariy S. Truman became 
President of the United States. Truman authorized the atomic 
bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which brought an end to the war 
with Japan. I>uring his administration we had a different kind of 
war commonly referred to the "cold war" with the Communists which 



turned "hof when North Korea attacked South Korea in 1950. In 
1953 Eisenhower became President for two terms. He was a presi- 
dent who accomplished very little. I can remember that he was 
associated a lot with the game of golf and was ill quite a bit. 
Then came John ?. Kennedy who became the thirty-fifth president 
of the United States. His admnistration was known as the New 
Frontier and he worked for U.S. aid to de-orived areas, medical care 
for the aged and the establishment of the Peace Corps. He was 
assassinated November 22, 1963 allegedly by Lee Harvey Oswald and 
Lyndon Baines Johnson, his Vice President, took his place. 

(Jrandma Wilt died November 19, 1964. Although she was a Dem- 
ocrat, my Aunt Elsie supplied the information about her , and she 
is a Republican. 



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DADDY 
Charles William Wilt was bom to Emma and Frank Wilt on Jan- 

l—Ci^ re 'OC^ 

Tiary 23, 1910 in Luster Pennsylvania. Since hia father died when 
he was around two years old, he really never knew a life with a 
father and must have been very envious of the boys who had fathers. 
My father lived in a coal mining town L\ixor, Pennsylvania. He had 
to find employment at a very young age. Hia first job was that 
as a newsboy and he traveled many miles to deliver papers to the 
farmers and coal miners in that section. During the summer he 
spent much of his time at his grandfather's farm and helped with 
the harvesting and other farm chores. His family never owned a 
car and my father did not buy a car until long after he was married. 

Most of the transportation when Daddy was young was by horse 
and buggy and in the winter horse and slei;^. In the winter the 
roads were closed by snow drifts. His fsuaily was snowbound often 
and they woiild close the schools. Of course, my father walked to 
schoolj and he would tramp a path for the rest of the family when 
the snow was deep, as his father had done before he died. 

My father went to school in Hempfield Township at Luxor, 
Pennsylvania through the eighth grade then went to high school in 
Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated at the top of his class in 
1928 and went to J^'ort Wayne, Indiana with his Aiint Elsie and Uncle 
Francis Bendel in July of that year. He went to General Electrte 
Company, where he was admitted to their apprentice school and attend- 
ed there for three years where he again graduated at the top of the 
class. I considered him a very brilliant man and turned to him 
many time>iwhen I had difficulties in any subject in school. He 
was always able and willing to help me. When I was in High School, 
we used to spend hours talking about national issues and his 
favorite subject, labor. Even thoiigh he was in management, he was 
pro-union and a Democrat. He was a common man who had to sacri- 
fice a lot in his life right from the beginning. Since my father 
was raised in poverty, living like the poor had become a habit for 
him. I can remember him wearing the same suit or shoes for twenty 
years and still saying that there was a lot of wear left in them. 

My father was a penny pincher and I wovild suppose by his 
childhood, it wo\ild be xinderstandable. His favorite time of the 
year was Christmas. Even though he was down right cheap, the 
sky was the limit then. We. always had the biggest and prettiest 



tree of all. It was always a short needle loaded with li^ts and 
decorations. When I was very ycung my father would take me to 
work a few days before Christmas, and when we o;ot home supposedly 
Santa had been there and put up and decorated the tree. Although 
I was never allowed to say I did not believe in Santa Glaus, (even 
when I was a teenager) my father taught me that decoratiniE a tree 
was a real art. Such as putting in icicles one at a time, which 
I still so yet today. 

My father not liking his job as a draftsman, jvimped at the 
chance to take the job as Recreational Director of the G.E. when 
it was offered to him. He had always been active in sports, even 
as a boy in Luxor, Pennsylvania, he played for a baseball team. 
This job was custom made for Daddy. My father got to be well 
known and respected in the community because of his contributions 
to various sports. Since his death, there is an av/ard given each 
year in his name by my family for a person's outstanding contri- 
butions in Softball for that previous year. My father was involved 
in all sports one way or another. 

My dad was not a very religioua man. He was the kind of father 
who would tell mom and the kids to go to church while he stayed in 
bed. Even if he did go with us, he wotild fall asleexj and even 
snore, so I would be forever punching him in the side. We always 
attended a Lutheran church. My father became faithful about his 
church attendance the last five years of his life, which always 
seemed a bit strange to me. He died Avi^ust 16, 1965. 




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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 
OF FANS, Inc. 



Mr. Charles Wilt. 



3-19^1 



HE ABOVE NAMEP IS A MEMBER IN GDOD STANDIN8, 

SUPPORTrNE ALL LEGITIMATE ORGANIZED AND 

SUPERVISED SPORTING ACTIVITIES 

:al nHAPTFP Ralph Miller nr. 2 

V^- .- . ■j»^/'ia»V^"v<tJ 



^^ MEMBERSHIP CARD 

jnU cektijici tnai 

Charles W. WIT t 



INTRODUCTICN 
THE MARTIN FAMILY 

One hundred and seven years ago, in the autumn of 1834, there 
came to the shores of America, Francois Martin and his wife 
Marguerite. Emigrating from France they naturally sought a haven 
among French people. They,' therefore, foixnd a new home in a 
French settlement; a community known as Calmoutier, located in 
Holmes and Wayne counties, Ohio. 

aaigrating with them was their group of growing children. 
This group eventually consisted of six sons and three datightera. 

These sons and daughters naturally being endowed with the 
advent\irous and pioneering spirit of the French of old; soon, for 
the most part, found their way to new homes mostly farther west. 
That their descendants have spread to the four comers of the land, 
a glance at the following pages will show. The migrations of 
the nine descendants- of Prancois and Marguerite Martin, my Great 
Great Grandparents, are traced on the following pages along with 
brief historlas of my Great Great Great Uncles. 



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scendants of Frarcois c^^^ °^ "^^ '^.^"'^ ^^"v"- de 
and deceased^ight S v^^,^'"".^^"' ^^^ '^ving 
descendants of this faSly ^ Interesting to niost of the 

would"^! reoTzed r^'"°"'^ ^"^"'^ ^ ^ '^^^^ tree 

bling;' anrSovTw:Xf;.t':hiTe,'" V"^" 
operation of those of ^.o7, '^^^^'^^ *"f help and co- 

information need°^^o°'^.a\°e^tt°mp?e"i' ^'^^ '"^ '^^ 

ago to asrsoVe Vyo^ to^S'^^ .^^u"* '^^^^ Vears 
have all wUlingly doS so "^ '"^ '" *'^ ^°^'^- ^^"^ 

anJ iTa^ite'^ass^ra^S oT^o^s? T '^^ ^"^^-^^^' 
me that the lists ^Tln or^ cor ect° W?f ^'"^ ^'^ 
not entirely complete (ir,^ritnS ^''^ Possibly 
missing) they ore as nporh^ r^'^"^ ^"""^ "°"^es are 

the infonna^orobtaSl" Xd^'tue",? fu'f'^ t^ 
about three years hovp >Jor, ,1, '° *® ^^'^ ^at 

work; naturauT ch^oS h " "^ '" compiling thi; 
time. Again it will i^^^', ■''71°^="''^ ^"""5 thai 

Sit °"'^ ■ i »-■- "Sc.^« r„ -1, ^ji^ 

ond'"^ trmS^itrmSed to' "^ .'^t T°"^^^^^^^'^ 
some time in O^e noMon ^c1 \\^'^^^' ^^ hope that at 

take up where tSis work end^^H ^"' ^"^^ °^ ^°" ^"^ 
for the future genSalt ""^ P-^petuate it in, and 

thanks. You ^ove b^n Z^ ^""'^""^ "^^ ^'"^^« 

Wi^out that heiri c'o^S nT'^JelZ^^l.^' '^^^'"'■ 

onJ'of ;°eTarmt; S Sis°L\^ f ^ ^^ ^- 
Devotedly Inscribed, 



JOHN V. AUBRY, 
December, 1941. 



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Oi.e i-.ur.dred and seven years a^o, in lii'? ourii:.:!; -f 
1834, there? ' jme to the shores of Americ:: Fran -'-is 
Martin and his wife Marguerite. Emigrating frani F'ic'?;cg 
they naturally sought a haven among French pe-..!!)"?^ 
They, thereiore, found a nev.- home in a Fr=nch set!'.-.-- 
meni: a community known as Calmcutier, 'Dcoted I'l 
Holmes and Wayne counties, Ohio. 

Emigrating with them was their group of growing ch;! 
dren. This group eventually consisted of six srus and 
three daughters. 

These sons and daughters naturally being endow- d 
with the adventurous and pioneering spirit cf the Frp:. '■':'. 
of eld: soon, for the most port, found iheir way tc ne// 
homes mostly farther west. That their descendants ho^/e 
spread to the four corners of thp land, a glance at the 
following pages will show. 

Believing, therefore, that it will be cf interest to ■, ,-.u 
1 will endeavor tc trace the migrations of lliese nme de- 
scendants of Francois md Marguerite Martin and give 
yea any events that tnight be oi in'eres; and not 
generally known. 

1. The eldest, Nicholas, after marriage iocaied ni 
another French settlement near Fort Wayne in Allen 
County Indiana, a settlement sometimes knov.-n as 
Besancon. Thus, it will be noted that most of these 
descendants are living at or near Fort Wayne. 

2. John Claude Martin hved his entire life in the Cal- 
mcutier community. However, three branches of this 
family migrated to White County, Indiana, in the eighteen 
r.ir.ities, and we find that most of the desceitdants :f 
thtse three branches are now located in vai cjs parts 
cf the State of Indiana. 

3. The third member, August Martin, did not migrate 
far from the Calmoutier community, having also spent 
his entire life near there. He was the only one of the 
sons who served in the Civil War, nerving enlisted in 1 862 
and being discharged at th? close cf the war; thus ne 
serv'sd about three years. He passed away shortly after 
the war ended. 

4. The fourth member, Victoria Martin Corberond, 
wliile not remaining in the Calmoutier community, lived 
in Holmes County near Millersburg, Ohio. 

5. In order to account for the migration cf the lifth 
member and fourth son of the family, Joseph rfonora 
Martin, it is recorded that he and his brother, John Claude 

[3] 




:m 



Martin, were the r»al pionaors of th« family; they having 
been memberB of the band of "forty nlners. ' Leaving 
their homes at Calmoutler Jn Mardi 1852, they set out 
for Calilomia traveling by redl to th» wMtem termini of 
roilroada, at that tlm«, Omaha N«bratka, thence with 
oxen to th» Rocky Mountadns and from thsra on by foot. 
Leaving California, they proceeded to Nicaragua in 
Centred America, where Joaejrfi Hojvjra Martin settled. 
It is known that he married about the year 1870 and had 
one son and one daughter. Csriespondence was oorried 
on with him until his dtatfi, but nothing more is known 
of the descendants. Leaving his brotber in Nloarogua 
John C. Martin went on to Chile In Soutti America and 
from there to Australia, returning home by way of New 
York. He was the only member of the family to make 
the trip orotind the world, arriving home in 1856. He was 
therefore gone four years. 

6. The Adeline Martin Glpord iamlly moved to Adair 
County, Iowa, in 1877, locating near the village o( 
Arbor HlU. 

7. Preceding them, however, by about two years was 
the Mary Martin Glrord family who located near the 
some p\ac» in Iowa in 1675, where they spent their en- 
tire lives. 

8. The eighth, Joeeph Martin, was acddently killed, 
while felling a tree near home, while still a young man. 
The exact dole ia not knovm, but Is thou<At to be 
near 1840. 

9. The ninth and youngest, Charles Martin, also ml- 
graled to Iowa with die Adeline Martin Glrard family 
where he lived until his death. He never married. 



r^ 



(41 



n. 



NICHOLAS MARTIN AND CATHERINE BOBBLYA 

(Second Generation) 
Augxist Martin (deceased) 

Intermarried vsrith Moiy Bordin (deceased) 

I. Frank Martin (deceased) intermarried with 
MoJlssa Long (deceased) 

1. Blanche Mcitm intsnnahled vrith 
Kenneth Sells, Canton, O 
1. Martha 

2. John L. Martin (deceased) 

3. Jennie L. Martin intermarried with 
William Dennis, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. George, (deceased) 

2. Oscar, New Haven, Conn. 

3. Helen, intermarried with 

Ora Roaenogle, Fort Wayne Ind 

1. Donald J. 

2. Betty M. 

4. Edward Martin (deceased) 
Victor Martin (deceased) 



Mellnda Martin (deceased) 
intermarTi»d with August Huguenaid (deceased) 
1. ^rcmk Huguenard intermarried with 

Mellnda Powell (deceased), Fort Wayne Ind 

1. Eugene 

2. Ralph 

III. Charles Martin, Sr. (deceased) 

intermarried with Maiy Dldler (deceased) 
1. Julia Martin Intermairied with 
Louis Gerordot (deceased) 

1. Ervln intennorried with Margaret 

Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Terry 

2. Lynn 
Mabel intermarried with 
Robert Butz, Fort Wayne Ind 

1. Robert, Jr. 

3. Louis, Jr. (deceased) 

4. Loretta 

5. Luella 

6. Donald 
Bernard Martin intermarried with 
Mary Molloy, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Patricia 

2. Larry 

[5] 



2. 



I ;.^iiT Mariiii intei.,-, _i:-i.>j 



'IPT 



Iter 



Ind 



Noi -lo O'jti-. 



M'ln 
LVel 



;en:.j:r---d 



«^ 



M:.-i> - 



N'. ri ^r' 
- M.iV A:,- 

I' .. nard 
Piciiard 
'■'^- ■:■:•, .: \err.:aT7 ■i w;th Hp 
.■■:-«vil!e. Ind. 

Beriic'd 
2. G«- rrjianna 
w. Maic..:, 
4. Mai^i? 

■' rriic i'?(i:: (decbcsod^ 
"■•■; '■!-i.-t:;, J:., irJer.:.oii,^ 
J Hoy Jr-ee Rive;r Mich 
F- -1 H---eased) 
2. F.urick 

1 Lucile, De.;:i C>i;it. 
i Chories 
b G»r3ld 



■'. Ljrn 
.8. Lou.siaiia 

Mf^'ti. , o; tw :;, doce7sed> interinarrie 
•■ ■.■<■.,..■?■ F,;_,r; Wayne Ir.d. 
_.ne- _N' TM: Jr , inter:rTrri.,ri vvnh F' r 
r' •! W:yiifc, [nd 
! Edna 
2. Cather;iie 
3 iiplfcn 
4. h ilp], 

••? W'llluce intermar:iL-a v.iih td.-^l 
!■ Larry Lee 

I 6] 



Dutf-/ 



■in 
Carti 



Mliinicic 



nyoe- 



Ioa*ph Martin (decaoMd) Intannonisd with 
Viola Miller, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Wilbur 

2. Wayne, 

Lau:a Martin Intermarried with Arlie Young, 
Fori Wayne, Ind. 

1. Catherine 

2. Dorothy 

3. Evelyn 

4. Donald 



4. 


Louise Martin intermarried with William Arena 




Fort Wayne, Ind. 




1 , Euqene 




2. Lillian 




3. Rita 




4. Ivan 




5. Pauline 




6. Mab9l 




7. Theresa 




8. Vivian 


5. 


Eulalie Mart.n tntermamed with Harold Dc;W3or. 




Monroeville, Ind. 




I. Donald 




2. Daniel 




3. ninore 




4. Louis 




5. Earl 




6. Patricia 




7. Mary 


6. 


Paul Martin intermarried with Clara Minnick. 




Monroeville, Ind. 




1. Gerald, twin 




2. Geraldine, twin 




3. Marvin 




4. Joan 




5. Marine 




6. Leo 


7. 


Eugene Martin intermarried with Ruth Glad.t j, 




Fort Wayne, Ind. 




1. Ronald 




2. Thelma intermarried with Robert Miller 




1. Roberl, Jr. 




2. Merlin 



Nicholas Martin intermarried with Lottie Gladieu 

1. Monford 

2. Valeria 

3. Norma 

[7] 




10. 



Catherine Martin IntermoTTldd with Leo Arend 
fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Basil 

2. Margery 

3. Virginia 

4. B«tty Jean 

5. Rlchond 

6. Kenneth 

7. Dorothy 

Wilhorn Martin Infermarrted with Lucille IClntz, 
Fort Wayne, Ind 

1. WUUam, Jr. 

2. Barbara Ann 

3. James 

V. Honora Mortjn, S:., tvrin (deceased) intermonled w;th 
Kme Uodon (deceased) 
Second wlie Julia HanJey, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Jennie Martin intermarried with Frank Bluet 
(deceased) 

Second huabond William Shoppmon. 
Fort Wayne, Ind 



Margaret intermarried with Geo. Swatn. 
Fort Wayne, bid. 

Labelle inVwmarrled with Alfred Ponyard 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Joanna 

2. William 

Geraldlne intermarried with Rob»rt Ranier 
(deceased), Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Barbara Jane, twin 

2. Phyllla Jean, twin 

Mary Jane intermarried with John Abet 

Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Norma 

Patricia 



2. Rose Martin intermarried with Frank Downs 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 

3. Edward Martin, Monroevllle, Ind. 

iftLmta Martin Intermarried with MMi^^^^ Lj.^^O? 
Fort Wayne, Ind. "— ^"i^^. ^tnx4t^- 

1. Valeria intonnorried with Chas. WUt 

1. Oiariwe M*tt^^ iLv 

2. Conskmoe i^ ^^.^.^ 
5. Frank Martin intermarried with Bertha 

(deceased) Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Marilyn 

2. Marcene 

3. Boruile 



[8] 



6 Pcier Martin inteimarnfMj with Mayme Minnick, 
Monrceville. Ind. 
1. Herbert 
? Nc!-: 
3, Norh-Tl 
7. Soph;:: Martin intGrmarried with Oscxir Urbine 
Moi'.tOc-viHe. Ind. 

1. Lloyd -^'^'*-'/. 'i^«—- -^ ,x.<^..^ 

2 M-:.y . -^..<^ ii//». ■ - ^ .>.-></*- 

3. Therf'S-r j^i6r»«- -i^^.a.. - i' 

5. lM.:d--- ; ^::^i/^i^ h<L^.^J^ 

n. Ida Ma;';. J.-xreose'i; mierniair.ed with Horman 
Oeltina . ,.-t V.'.r,!-,.- In 1 

1. Vir.)i:..a iiilPrtTiarrit-^d with Ouiula.'i 

1. ^-'cr.^s 

3 Betty 

4. E\;.jerif9 

9. Hrnora f.'!a;'.ri, Jr.. iti'.i:mcrrr:cd w.th 
Ur.-. .,'.n H';:'!r:VJ!i Mrnroeville, Ind 
'. , G^Ta'::;.ne 

2. H •.•.■.::d 

•i Pci_pr! ♦ Ai^^ 
JOHN CLAUDE MABTIN AND VICTORIA ELIZABETH BOUSSEL 

. ~ i Gt>:'.-_ ration 
>.' :r. M :: ■ ':-.o;-<~.j ■ \) j-terrnar-." J v/ith 
A ;u?! A,. • / la-- ,.-v-:Kei' 

1 '- ;-;;h A Aubry Intermarried with Kotherine 

■■-: H -.-r'-cr. : irul. 
:. r :ward A Aubry (deceased) intermarried with 
V ; ■; r.ir.-hali 

3 Me-dora 3. Aubry intermarried with Ary M. Dunn, 
H.~r:'rnc:;-J. I;-.-i. 

". Qetis intermarried with TTielma File, 

' ' : .!'n. Ohio 
/. Mary intermomed with Richard G. Moser, 

Ka;r.niond, Incl, 

4 JDhn V. Aubry tntermcDTied with Mary G. Kloch, 
;-ir;;:;v;H I'd. 

' A:spr.-^ J. 

2. Lorraine (Sister Lourita) St. Mary ji the 
'v'.'.:cd? L'.diana 

3. Virginia intermarried wth James ALangton, 
Hammcnd, Ind. 

4. (Senevieve 
5 Marcella 

II. I iephinc- Maifm ideceosed) intermarried with 
lulius Dovocr.jx {decease*^) 

1. lur.Ui- Deveoux (deceased) 

[9] 



i 



'■'. '■■. M :'ii:i (d---ec---<i). Aqe 7 



•-. intormatno -I with losep: 
!d,Tv;ile, Ina. 



hi«r 



Bible 



iJcih Ma 
.i3ce'asei 

L Gioriej Rouhie: (d-j'^eased). A jo '" 
2. D-Mono KoA'K- '."termaried with A:to 

Buffaic. Ind 
3 Jo-seph V Rou'"'"' i:"!ter:ri:::nod witii 
Ellen O'Cor.r.cr. Croodland. Ind 

1 lohn jrit'irmarned w:th M irya:-^- Y-iun 
Goodicnd Ind 

1. John 

2. Charles (deceas->dl 

3. Jamts 

2. da.-or;cf> 'df>-?ecised: iriterr. arrieo w:.): 
Audryne Girard, Muskegor. M'.-h. 
1 . Mary Ann 

'v Mc: luo:.'-.' :\!f.rrr.an:»- ■ wnh / 1. 'vi>r 
Qucngo !'l- 

4. Robert Wiuian; (deceased! 

5, Irene inteimarneJ vi\::\ D A Ycum 
Loi:;oViiI- K,. 

1 h;b«:ta Ma^ 
8. Helen intermarried wiih Cni: H->ih,. 
Cincinraii Ohio 

7. loseph, Chicago, I!l. 

8. Lcretta iiiteririarried with j D Pweis. 
Evansville, Ind. 

LRichard 
S. Robei! lar.-i^s, LouisviHr, Ky. 

10. Thomas Richard, Goodland, Ind. 

11. Elizabeth G, Gv-odlond, Ind. 

4. Irma Rcuh.er 'deceased) intermarneH w:'h 
Pearl Carfmell. Mcnticello, Ind. 

; Tho:;::;s intermarried with filler. V^vA-i^ 
Monticello Ind. 

2. Frc-Jia -.nlerrrarried v^ith Qa-'='n--- Br 
Monticel''^. h.d 

1 Shir'ey 
2. Jerr>' 

3. Charles, Mcnticello, Inci 

4 Flossie intermairii-jd w,i:i ? is'.' ,• A'iiif.=i 
Reynolds, h.d. 

5 VeslJ mlcrmairied wii!- M'lytr.rd T- • < 
MonticoU, hid. 

!. Irma Jean 
2. Marlf'ne 



• 



;oj 



■h .-..:> F. 



;;i t'.'^n 3 't . 



; K 



■.V,!;; ^;..^l^ - 



?. !.-x:- 



' ' ::■. r. . ;:. . .. • r Mory ba: e: L't '.' 
•: -K ■.'.'o.dr, ;■, 1 

^irrrt^n :■ M;;:."hf y ir,' ri: ■.-;::. '--i v.mL'i 

'. \ : Mc"! ,•; '•,. ':>"u~ i-St ;' ^' Lawr'''-: < ' ■'. 

:. C: :>-: ■-• !r 



les N',;:they -itiriMTrr:.-- : v.;;!: i;„!vri P-r. 
Paul 

A:i->- •;.■•- .a' •r:i;air;e.: wiUi C';;'Sl>^r S'a v j- 
Grrvi!': • Oh;: 



Marc-^ '.'.;: '.deceaseia) 
■•■!;ot:.:ne M.;:"[Ky intern:c:::;t=-i ■.■.'.■;•: 
."hoi!t=>; \Va;!t?r, Akron, Ohio 
' Morv M 
1 :.r , Mar;( --v 

:;, ■- W .^-u-. . .•.■r:"-r-::u .i .vu; E:r:i, C:ile .: 



: if. '■ .ns 

ij K? .'■'..::■•.■ y ;:-.'Girr.nrried wiV', 
• ■.•:''■■: N .;.}«■■ I'j Lciwrerice C'ti.j 



:>' ' 



"5 ri'-: 



r .-Srll 



8 P'ful Mo-;; ■..,• '.nterninni • • v. 'i-, 

; . Bruc- 
2. ioo., 



'II. ."harle.- .M ;;ti;i 



Mf rsc ;iv 

VV. :;stei 

!- C- 






:< Li 



i G!: 







Herr/,:: \'.'^— nrn^: 


- w;'- 






V/v..<te: -)hic 








! .--verly A: 








2 .'v.rha: r !o 






2 


Moiit 






-) 


Mabl. 






4 


Ld;;i.;« 






5 


Vohrv. 






r 


Ed:. . \'; ,r- 






8. 








10 

1 i 


Andie/. 'r. 




■i 


,'. i-t-; 


h Mi,:-. :■:;. ■ -„ 


•//:!;■ 




rVrpt 

J. 


-■n. Oh. 
Gerui • 
Rayri. -:,-; 
P-ger 






4. 


Dcr.nn 






5. 


Lois 









C-nr! 
Pcjtncia 




s. 


Ej'- •• 


"ari;:! i-.ter:;. ittrx' 


v '•'; 




Er...rl 
I. 


Ov^.-r^er'si-^idor. V/ .c; 
Wi;.". ~u lean 


--■: Oh 




2. 


DnnV:i 






1. 


Er.iji -e 






4. 


AUaii 






s. 


Lawrence 





'-•f V 



[12] 



^ V •/> Wortiii intermarried with Elizabeth ZoUers, 
\V -sier, Ohio 
Vn; Vi. -uM Mcr::-. -.m.^nr jrrie'i wit:, 'osephine Rouhiar, 

■_'-^-il:-i },'. ;;!:ii (d • •Ka3»-j/ 
' i-.r. >.far'i:: in'.e:--.:::: .e^i wHn lulia Wecr/er 
1 R-j'h 

< i;.:v. :-d 
'•' •).■ M-::: : ;:.•-•: r-iiamoa with Liici'.le Hoimori 
■• • r H'TT(._r Ind 

■■ ' ■:■ : ■' -" ' ir" rr. .;■ -.-d v. il, Ai \Vi:liaiiis 
'. ■-■ .'•''... ■ ■:\:■.^>': :ii;-'nna:ned with 

• re- ; . Y\.-\: .yy. i...,q'i:-sp.'i-t, Ind 



: >'-.-i ir t'!Tniarri«l with 
:, -.-led V.':': Eistelle Monhf^y, nee 



AUGUST MARTIN AND JOSEPHINE UGNOT 

l3e..::.:.d Go.,..rat:c' 
::■'■■:■ '-'..i. . ' :^'-:na;n.,KJ A-ith. Ldward O'Nei! 



VICTORIA ADELAIDE MARTIN AND FRANK CORBERAND 

.>,':- na Gt;ri9:at:&:u 
i. i'-'i.^-; ■ '• •' ordiiri iucKreased) 
'■ Mr-- i'r.i;. •: :"'• 'l-'^r-inci (deceased) iniennarried with 

i ■■>-'',■:. '■;. :• :du ■: ''ieceased) 
Hi '!r.n ;,.. ■ C '■': -c^rrr-.d (deceased) 

.■V >/.T- .•• ■"■o:L'''?r' ind ir.'errTiamed witli Eugene Blank. 
■■•.;i- -rt Blank interniarried with Mabel Crertic 
'.'•-■ 'TV.; intermarried with Gorden Riley 
:: ?«r::iU: 
: 1'-..: ?\'.\v'(. iritermoTTied with Joseph Talman 

df-r.. ; ..,: 

;>■■.■■•! i ft:::;l:x.ind, Peter Kovah 
."'Ordjr. 
/' '.':■ .■'■..,: inter ir.orried with Robert Joskin 
(. ::-ith 
■ Leslif' 



13] 



'^ Mrxry Bla'.k iNtermonied v.-:;;. Fr-*.?. Yo'ir.'j 
1. Allan 

2 C\ii. jpnt 

3 Mur^j-eiy 

4 Walter 

5 Ida:._-nt? 

6. Aurt-lie 

7. loy.-:; Anr. 

4. Charles Bla;ik intermarr'ea ■.vil''^ K.:''r--jv. V.'r 

V. Vict;: Corbercind (deceased) 



VI. T: 



ar.c>i:> i.sep 



'Corbenrid 'df= -•■xrS' - 1 



V;i. Victoria Ad-ioide Ccrberond (deoKj ■ d :.:-: -.irrec; 
Thoma:' Poulcjn 

! Ei'.'i F :!;,.•. -.ntermarried '.viii; F: ; L Ril:' 
Cio/oland Ohio 

1. Elrne^! 

2. M^incir 
? R-b*Kl 

2 Fia:i'-]S »-.-.1::ti internmrri'^d :■•■:':■: F 'y D'. v^:i 

1. Franc i.i 
3. Marv F-;j;:;cri ir.lern: in!>aci w. ■. Ail'.;-! ~.ayt- 
(dece::- 

: A:v:':-i.- 

2 Ali^n. I:. 

3 Th-rnas 

4 F orpnce P-.iiMoi iMiprrnarrie*- -v 'h .v.;:, f? •• 

5 F'. t- ■. n r ji^jon interriiCTied wi',. .!-c.' V.' ./^ 

1. Yvonrse 
b Hel-'M Fouisor: .ntsriianritvl with Fr :r:- . j !_' 
Brexif'y Ohio 

Vill. ?'.\:-^r:Q Qtiiii: C jberand inlermani>»'i \.-i:h. 

Charle.; '"arillcr. (dp^eased Api > ":■;.■«.< L ."..' 

1 V/a.t»..-r Cu'-;ic;. intt-rmOiT'.t'; v/i;'. iren- i :.-; 
'df- v'a.sed 

Se'-^-.c V/i!e. Frnm ; ^cut' wood 

2 '•■! ::-o.ie GMrilion 

3 i •'.yikli: 'n r'ariF •: int'T iiantC'j .■ ' 
irer e V, i;li'irr.3 

4 r :'d:y V '^Vriifr; in1f?p.'ir.:rr."-) ■.-..■: 
Be; am:- R-^rry 

i Lci 



, X.l, -1 



r !4 1 



JOSEPH HONORA MARTIN 

(Sec-^nd Gene-rcitio- ' 



FRANCIS GIRARD AND ADELAIDE MARTIN 

^^n.'_ d Gen©ia;ic;n) 

M'jr,- Gd i:.i mtt-.T ;ri >;'i w;:;; Ichn O'Brien (deceased), 
St-.iar', iowa 

1 r :!r:~k O'cr'.er. ir'en- or:!';-; with Alice Conway, 
L" Moine-r, low ] 

1 Ger.-->v.- ;c 

2 Mrri 1 :,e 

3. E-.v..-t:-d 

4. Flee : 

2 A!:ce OBrK:. interiiicirned with 
CharU---- \V-: •■'•■.ir.idt Riverside. Iowa 

1 Ha:o:- 
iJorotr.y 
G( -raid me 

4 Frnnri.". 

5 Donr;! ! 

3 M.-iTf- (^'r;-?-! in'.errr.j.-ned Djn Bums. 
lMdcpt\-.d'-'r.je. Iowa 

! Mary 

2 I.cretta 
.V ;';;erue:i( 

4. Margie 
b Helen 

5. lame--. 



1 ,hr. /Hric-;: intermarried with Anna Spaine 
C-asev , 1 }v.'o 



2 ;:i!;-atx!lh 
■? Way!'.;- 
4 Mar:C':;a 
•3, Rita 

Rose 

lohn 
G-:;: ide C'Hrjen inler:narn';-d Micheal McMonus 
.T.jional Iowa 

M I'Y Ann 
2 Leo 

D : ' f^b-.v-r. intermarried v/ith Helen Kolberf. 
N'c-w r'ork '"ity. 

i . Arthur 

2. Vincent 
'..'•:-l!'; O'Br.er. (deceased) inlerrnarr-ed with 
L I'.v :, i ! .ion. Stuart Iowa 

{ 15 j 





1 

2 
3 
4 

5 
6 
7 


Rose Mane 

." JVmond 

Qarence 

Maryaret 

Donald 

Delcris 

Patty 


8. 


Clarence O'Brien irlermc-.rri'v! wi;h Eva McGinnis 
Dexter, Iowa 

1. Dcnald 

2. Leo 

3. Marie 


9, 


Joseph O'Brien intermarried w:lh Cjpai Beckwith 
Omaha. Neb. 

1 Larry 

2. Janice 


10. 


Vincent O'Bnen intennomed wjI'i Rut'i Schairr 
nochelie, 111. 
1. Leanne 


11. 


Frank O'Brien. St\.iart. Iowa 


12. 
13. 
14. 


Eug( 
Will 


jne O'Brien, Stuart, Icwo 
lam O'Brien, Stuarl, Iowa 
^len O'Brien, Stuor', i Dwa 



^-^ 



/y 



Charles Girord intermcnTied with A;in I.ilhe 

1. Dolphlne Girard intorinorried wiir; Nettie Small 
Hlnton Iowa 

I. Dolphine (qirL 

2. Celestine Girard intermarried wiih 
Gert.-ude S'ucker, Carroll Irv,-a 

1. Betty 

2. lean 
3 Ruth 

3. Clare Girard intermairied with Cth- i Theppurd 
Hollywood, Calif. 

4. Norbert Girard, Mountain Ho.ri'-- Tenn 

5. Dorance Girard intermarried with Irene Crow 
Lyttun, Icwa 

1 . Louise 
2 Charley 
2'^ Joseph Girard intermarried with Jennie Frees 
Stuart, Iowa 

1. 'Willaid 
^ Frank Girard intermarried w.th Mar/ McLaughl 
(deceased". Children all by first v.-ife. 
Ethel Pence, second wife. 

1. Margaret Girard Intermorriec: with 
Edward Casper, Hlnton Ir.wa 
1 . Roberi 



^ 



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2. 


Donald 














3: 


Chariotie 














4 


Le- 'no 

L ui-^e 












a.ar! 


If ."iinrrl i 


■.termarried with 






Law 


er 


ce ■' •fnc;th';r, [i 


nton 


. Iowa. 






Secv. 


:ia 


hus! and. 


dcn't 


kn- 


w name 


ol 


first 


Moms 


Guard ir.le 


n:an 


led 


with 







Ek^Ib^r:! Honks, Casey. Iowa 
I. Rcnoid 

4. Gen-iid Glic!:d intermarried with 
Laurn Dixon. J/srrill, Iowa 

: Cor-' 

5. L-ycinord Gir :;d deceased) 

\' 'i Delia Girxird iriterm'-rrried with Frank Wambold, 

Stuoit. Iowa 

1. Allen War:. bold intermanied with 
Nollie Hariner, Des Moines Iowa 

2. Vvayne Wurnbold (deceased) 

3. AuL-r,' Wui:ib;ld. Des Moines, Iowa 

4. Frcmces Wnrr.bold -.ntermarried with 
Louis C\v.-<^. Forest City. Icwo 

I. Carolyn 

2 Garry 

3. Patrick, twin 

4. Patricia, twin 

'1 CU.K-1 W ;mDold interm Tmed Don Graham 
E! Pa.so, Texas 
1. Donld 
2 Daniel 
_ ^ . 6. Donald W.-irr.Lold. Des Moines, Iowa 

v .. *^ Eugene Gircrrd. (deceased) 

Y',, ■' M:;r7aret Girard intermarried with 

!'T;k Cavan-Tugh, Stuart, Iowa 
^ ;^, ■ "'val Giraid. Berea Neb. 

THEOPHELUS GmAHD AND MARY MARTIN 

'li-crnd GT^neration) 
1. Emni.: iircrra id>)ceased) intermarried with 
W... in: N.'Iscr: (deceased) 

1 (Zad Nelson (deceased) 

2. Eugene N> '.son inlemvinied with Grace Artim, 
S'uart. iov/a 

1. V.'.riniired inteimarned with Andy Ratliil 

1. Coral 

2. Jame^:. 

2 Leonard (deceased) 

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Laura ^■.'e;ion ]ntermarriecl with Leo W<. 
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6. Angela Nelson Intermarried with Wai. i ■ My 
Davenport, Iowa 

1. Richard 
2 Jean 

7. Blanche Ne..--.on intermonied '.viin Fr.-i-cis '0 
Dps Mo:: -.^s, Iowa 

1. Mnrgcrret 

2 Jack 

3 Mary 
4. lames 

S, Dr Leo Neisor; mtermamed a-.'.K Gv^rtr.de 1-1 
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Mary 
Hugh 
Ruth 
Verne 
Paul 
Joseph 
Anna 

Helen (deceased) 
Thomas 
Agnes 

VIII. Esther Glrard intermomed with Joseph Swift, Orient, Iowa 

JOSEPH MARTIN 

(StK.—nd Generation) 

CHAHLES MARTW 

(Second Generation^ 



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parerte i • «- ■ ei ■hi'or ixOl'O of Uie "Id Acada^r on the lubuiTi Road. Received 

■rlj c !. -.'.ion t:.er«. -as m&rrted in the C«thollc Miurch in tiie vlciriity 

.rcr ..n!.;. •■ ;,w6 ye.: of 1 8?. 

.ifl -.r, ..-: r e , CI- rive children four eont end one daughter, 

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,'. 1 > *iw<-.rd oi * orl *«yne 
,ua.. . :- ■-. . !••..;■ -.nk'; w . 
r- , •..'•^ Anna Ir.ci. of 'rand hepiue, Kic. igan. 

i-levftn ruiwc ':. - ; , r.lne i^reat crandciiildxen, 

:•■: ' :■ .-.,er, .■, r. -c ruevey of i'"ort *«yne, Indiana 
xvc fj..\i,iL, rb. .'Stella Collin* of /on *a. ne, Indiana 
"... ia.; of Lirioner, Indiana. 

ijo :v:vr .' 0. .<.;!•►■:. .ij follows: 

• • ---• ^ , i;otiora artin, -rank '.artin and Hrs. Sophia .rLine all of 
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r. . .'^. >-.-■. am, rs. ...J. Auatruip, and ;-ir»« itoee I>own.: of on ..•/T'«» 

.a . r L . I .^ C.St ^recious Blood Church for sixteen years, alao of 

iS ics<r.r. -jc- ., ir! inr _e ion of Mary. 

■x :.!.■ \ .. -iv( ti- 1 t. Ancrows Catholic Cburch* 



r.. ar^ . ^an^.y-'-rtin ... cm -rovernbe. 2h, 18^2 of pioneer french 
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GREAT GREAT GREAT UT^CLES ON MARTIN SIDE 
Uncle John Claude 

. He lived hie entire life in the Calmoutier coamu-nity. In 
the eisrhteen nineties three branches of this family mj.fn^ted to 
White County, Indiana, and most of the descendants of these three 
branches are now located in various parts of Indiana. 
Uncle August 

He mig^rated somewhere near the Calmoutier community and 
spent hie entire life near there. He was the only one of the 
sons who served in the Civil War, having enlisted in 1862 and 
being discharged at the close of the war. He served a total of 
three years and passed away shortly after the war ended. 
Uncle Joseph Honors 

It is recorded that he and his brother, John Claude, were 
the real pioneers of the family. They were both members of the 
band of "forty ninerff". Leaving their homes at Calmoutier in 
March 1852, they set out for California traveling by rail to the 
western termini of railroads, at that time, OmsQia, Nebraska; thence 
with oxen to the Rocliy Mountains and from there on by foot. Leav- 
ing California, they proceeded to Nicaragua in Central America, 
where Joseph Honora Martin settled. He married around 1870 and 
had one son and one daxighter. Correspondence was carried on with 
him until his death, but nothing more is known of the descendants. 
Leaving his brother in Nicaragua, John C. Martin went on to Chile 
in South America and from there to Australia, rettiming' home by 
way of New York. He was the only member of the family to make the 
trip around the world, arriving home in 1856. He was gone four 
years altogether. 
Uncle Joseph 

He was accidently killed while felling a tree near his home, 
while still a young man. The exact date is not known, but it is 
thoTight to be near 1840, 
Uncle Charles 

The youngest son, Charles Martin, migrated to Iowa with his 
sister, Adeline r^nd her husband, where he remained until hie death. 
He never married. 



GRANLMA HELENA 

Grandma Helena wae less than willing to cooperate with me on 
the writing of this paper. But she did allow me to have a copy 
of the family tree along- with some sparse information about her- 
self. I am going to take the chance that she will never read this 
paper and tell all that I know to be fact about her life. 

Helena Martin was bom Aiigust 13, 10 13 0- to Honora Martin Sr. 
and Jane Dodan both of French Catholic background. She was born 
and raised close to Port Wayne, Indiana by middle class farmers. 
Tn the evening after having a late dinner the family would sit a- 
round the dining room table by lamp light and play cards and eat 
popcorn. The first car Grandma's family had was a 1910 Overland. 
As much as everyone enjoyed riding in the car, it was only used on 
Sunday to go to church. I would think a family with a car in 1910 
would have been considered quite prosperous. The children were 
thrilled when their dad, after a Saturday in town, brought home a 
radio. Until the novelty wore off, they would listen to it for 
hours in utter amazement. During the Depression years, the Martins 
lived on very little food other than beans, bacon, and com bread. 
Seeing a movie at this time waff unheard of since wages were so very 
low and one was lucky if he even had a job. Grandma herself ob- 
tained a job at an industrial plant where she received thirty-two 
cents per hour and stayed there in their employ for thirty years. 

My Grandmother would have fit well as a young woman in our 
society today as she was a free woman. She was married at least 
four different times besides living with various other men for 
financial convenience. If one met my Grandma today, this would 
be diffic\ilt to believe, since she appears to be quite a prude. 
Grandma always kept people guessing about her marital status in- 
cluding her own family until this very day. She was married in 
Hillsdale, Michigan the first time to William Henry Johnell in the 
spring of 1914. A few months later Valarla Marguerite was bom 
in my Great Grandma's home. Since my grandma was only ifettrteen 
at the time and only a child herself, my grandfather's mother 
took over raising my mother. My grandma was a young, restless girl 
who was by ro means ready to settle down. My grandfather deeply 
loved Helena and continued to love her until the day he died. PHit 



after three years of marriage, they were divorced. My mother never 
lived with her mother from that time on and hnd no contact with her 
until she was married herself and then only on special occasions. 

My grandma never coiild settle dovm and married three more times 
that I know of and had no more children. P-etween these marriages 
she had boarders to help her nay for her home. Finally in about 
1943 a boarder named Lloyd Kinmel came knocking on her door asking 
for a room and has been living with her ever since. As a matter 
of fact, technically she now lives with him in his home. There was 
much speculation for years by the family as to whether Lloyd had 
ever married grandma or not. She finally confessed to my mother 
just recently that he would not marry her even though she had asked 
him to many times. Since they now live in a very high class neigh- 
bor hood in Port Wayne, Indiana, grandma goes by Kimmel for obvious 
reasons but legally is Helena Austrup; Austrup being the name of her 
last husband. Lloyd is a very wealthy man who made his money in 
oil and my 'Grandma has devoted a good share of her life to him, but 
he is leaving her nothing when he dies but the home to live in until 
she herself dies. At that time all will go to his wealthy nephews, 
who are doctors and never bother with him. My grandma had begged 
this man to marry her, but he had refused her many times. Basicalljr 
Grandma is such a kind woman and has been especially good to me. 
I know she is truly sorry for her many mistakes in the past but one 
cannot turn back the clock, 

I really cannot even say for sure what religion my grandmother 
is or what her political beliefs might be, but I assume that she is 
a Catholic Democrat. 



GRANDPA JCHTJEIL 

William Kenry Johnell was bom July 14, 169 3 in Toledo, Ohio. 
I do not know his father's name but his mother's neume was Julia 
Catherine Duplain Johnell of ?rench descent. His family moved to 
Indiana when he was a teena^jer where hr remained the rest of his 
li-fe. Grandpa attended barber school and became a barber. My 
mother still has his barber shears which she has o.lway9 used to 
cut my hair. After being a barber for a while, he decided it was 
not what he wanted to do, so he went to work at Wayne Pump in 
Port Wayne. In June of 1947, he got caught in a drill press Bnd 
was off of work for months at which time my mother cared for him. 
The upper part of his body was crashed and he had progressive 
failure of his health after that. 

GrardDa lived with us for many years and he was just like a- 
nother kid arovmd the house for Mother. He slept with my brother 
and me in our small bedroom. He was a very unharipy, bitter man 
who never stopped loving Grandma and used to drink away his prob- 
lems at the neighborhood tavern. Just about the time I would see 
my girlfriend's mother start down the street to get her husband 
out of Sullivan's Bar for supper, I knew it was time for me to go 
get my Grandpa. I always felt like a fool di-agging him down the 
street, because he would fight me and swear at me all the way home. 
Finally it got to be more than Mother could handle, so she found 
him a room with a widowed neighbor lady who took in boarders. Short- 
ly after his sixty-fifth birthday he passed away without ever really 
living; he just existed. That was JvQy 16, 1958. 



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MOTHER 
My mother, Valaria Marguerite Johnell 'Vilt Zimmerman, was 
bom in Port Wayne, Indiana on Sentember 21, 1914 to William Henry 
Johnell and Helena Martin ^t the home of Julia Catherine T>jplain 

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jQhnell, my mother's ^jrrandmother. She was baptiwed Catholic in the 
Precious "Blood Church in Port Wayne, This church later nroved to 
have played an important role in the shaping of her perf^onality 
and her life. The priest of this church was Father Hummer. Mother's 
sponsors at her baptism were her Uncle Honora Martin and Aunt Ida 
Martin, brother and sister of her mother. Mother was raised Catho- 
lic by her Lutheran ^andmother and had a very lonely sorrowful 
childhood since her parents were divorced when she was three. She 
had absolutely no contact with her mother during her childhood 
only with her father, who lived with her grandmother also. The 
first ■I'orld War was over when mother was fovir, and she can still 
remember the people banging on v^eh tubs crying and laughing at the 
same time, the day the armistice was signed. Mother used to go 
down to the railroad tracks and watch the soldier boys on the train 
and wave as they went by. 

Valaria Johnell was raised in poverty and constant tension. 
Her grandmother was much too old to raise a child but she did the 
best that she could under the circumstances. She was bitter to- 
wards my grandma for the kind of life she was leading and leaving 
my mother with her. As a result she resented my mother and rarely 
had a kind word for her. Mother can remember as a young girl being 
beat because some boys had come up to her on the front norch to talk. 
Mother would often go to the nuns at the Academy where she went to 
school to talk about her problems at home and appreciated their 
kindness more than they could ever realize. They gave her the cour- 
age she needed to meet each new day. 

Mother remembers the eclipse of the sun as being a spectacular 
event since many thought it was a sign of the second coming:: of 
Christ. 

Mother's childhood home, which was on a small farm, had no 
water but they did have gas lights and a coal stove. She and her 
Grandma would pick up coal along the railroad tracks and bring it 
back home, as her father earned only seven dollars per week. Her 



aunt and uncle on her father's side, Marguerite and Frank, took her 
on trlrps in the sv m uner which mother looked fo reward to eai^erly. 
They would al ao tp.ke her to their home in Toledo, Ohio for a few 
days at a time or even weeks in the summer. Aunt Marguerite and 
Uncle Prank were so kind to mother, and her activities with them 
vfere about the only .]oys she knew as a child. Her aunt used to 
sew her beautiful clothes and buy her toys which her father could 
not afford to buy. 

Mother went to Mass every morning which is a Catholic rractice. 
She was sent to a girl's academy call St. Augustines Academy in 
Fort Wayne, Indiana and took a commercial course of two years and 
one year academic. Mother met Daddy on a blind date, arranged by 
her girlfriend, on New Year's Eve, 1930. He was working at the 
General Electric Company going to their apprentice school of draft- 
ing. After dating steadily for two years, they were married Janu- 
ary 23, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio. 



t^ THIS LICENSE IS VOID AFTER SIXTY DAYS FROM ITS DATE 



MARRIAGE LICENSE 



The State of Ohio, Wood County, S. S. 




(In Ami Jlfnum ICryallu Autlinrtxrii tu g'nlrmntHr iHarriaiKS: 

I, B. 0. BISTLINE, Judge of the Probate Court within and for the County 
and State aforesaid, have LICENSED and do hereby 




and 



3n mtmea V&i^treaf: I have hereunto subscribed 
my name and affixed the Seal of said Court, at 
Bowling Grt^, Ohio, this Oc ^ d«>' "<" 

_ 's.^-^ Jiiderc of th,' F'roliato Court. 

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rtini;it.- th- r. of to the 

111. ,11V. lie Is guilty of .^ 

mav I..- punished iy a fine of Kifry (of) Dolla 



MOTHER AMD DAJJDY DURING MARRIAGE AND AFTER 
Mother and Daddy were married January 2^, 1932 in Toledo, 
Ohio. They lived with her grandma at first and he was layed off 
of work in Pebiniary, 1932. He was off of work until April of the 
foLlowing year at which time they were pirateful that he was called 
back to work in the factory at the G.E. Connie Val was bom on 
May 28th, 19 33 and times were pretty rough for the Charles Wilt 
family then. They were given groceries by the G.E. as well as 
their regular income. Mother wovQd take Connie in the baby buggy 
and stand in line for bread, peanut butter, boiling beef and once 
in a while a stale cMcken. Daddy was making only fifteen dollars 
per week when they obtained their first home, which they rented 
for fifteen dollars per month. They were soon expecting their 
second baby bom fifteen months after the first. Charlene Julia 
was bom August 24, 1934. All of the Wilt children were bap-.ised 
into the Lutheran religion as babies and confirmed into it as 
teenagers, for my father could not see the Catholic religion. 

Mother and Daddy wo\ild have friends into their home for card 
playing and everyone would pool their food and drink resources so 
this was made xjossible. Once in a while they would go to a dance 
hall in Fort Wayne on Saturday night. 

To add to the family income, my mother took in washings and 
ironings, crocheted doilies, sweater sets for babies, and did wall 
paper hanging and painted walls with my father's help after a long 
hard day at work. Life was rough for them but they were so much in 
love that they had no reason to complain. They were happy to have 
food on the table and clothes on their backs. Mother would go to 
help her grandma with her housework on Thursdays, for grandma was 
getting up in years and could not manage for herself anyraore. When 
Mother was first married she would wash her clothes on a board and 
hung them in the attic of the home they rented. This house had a 
coal furnace which neither Mother or Daddy was used to for this was 
the "lap of luxury" to them. 

When Charlene was nine months old they bought their first 
home by assuming a mortgage that another family could not meet. 
The total cost of the home was fifteen hundred dollars. kt that 
time Daddy was ill with a kidney disease for one year. '^ Mother's 



health was bad for she had two miscarriages that were close to- 
gether. 

On December 21, 1942, Chnrlea William Jr. was bom and need- 
less to say Mother and Daddy were very har-ny. Running out of room, 
they sold their home and moved to another which was much larger and 
my childhood home. "^our years later I -.vps bom on December ^, 1946. 
By this time ray father haa bren promoted to the draftin,^ room and 
then he was appointed President of the ^reneral Electric Club and 
became the recreational director for the a. E. Pe remained in this 
oosition and loved every minute of it until his death. 

After Tiy father's death my mother was a terribly lonely and 
heartbroken woman. Since all of the kids were married, they were 
just be.Tinning to en.joy life together as if they were newly weds. 
One of ■.'Mother' s friends introduced her to a gentleman by name of 
Leo Zimmerman. She went with him for only a short time and against 
her children's wishes married him six months after my father's 
death. They were married in the chapel of Poly Cross Lutheran 
Church on February 12, 1966. Leo is a wonderful man and I love him 
dearly but he is the direct opposite of my father in eveiy way. 
Leo works for International Harvester in the maintenance denartment, 
He T)lays in a country and western band and is straight off of the 
farm. This marriage was difficult for all of us to accent since 
it was so aoon after Daddy's death and we had not yet gotten over 
the shock. They lived in Mother's home for a while then sold it 
and bought a farm together. Mother really disliked fam life, bo 
they sold that and bought a new home in the city of Churubusco, 
Indiana where they still reside. 




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Dear '.:rs. -.ilt: 



Heopest symnntliy to you 



May 1 express my 
pna your fainily in your loss. 

Ch.rles has done n lot to help others and 
he will be missed by many. 

May the Good Lord .^ive you strength and 
courage to carry on. 



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Valerie Sue (Susie) was bom to Valaria and Charles Wilt 
December 3, 1946 at the St. Joseph Hospital in 7ort Wayne, 
Indiana. At birth it was found that I had an enlarged thyroid 
gland, so I had to undergo x-ray treatments at an early age. 
Now that I look back, I must have had a "bad health jinx" put 
on me right from the beginning. 

I was not the most pleasant child in the world by any stretch 
of the imagination. Being a "super introvert", my Mother had to 
put me in bed any time we had piuests, for I was so fearful of 
people whether I had m«1: them before or not. 

The home I was brought to after birth is vriiere I knew the 
most happiness when growing up. It was an old large square type 
painted yellow with virtually no yard just a large patio with 
garden areas around the edges. There was a screened in front 
porch, then a large carpeted living room, a carpeted dining room, 
and a not so large kitchen which led to the paneled game room, 
laxxndiy room and wine cellar in the basement. The wine cellar 
also served as my Father's workroom. We had three good sized 
bedrooms and a bath upstairs. Although we had gas heat, I can 
remember the steel door on the outside of the house for the delivwry 
of coal used in past years. I can also remember having an icebox 
and the iceman coming to, our home every day. In the summer I 
would frequently con a ^u^ of ice out of him. We got a refriger- 
ator in the early 1950s and a washer and dryer shortly thereafter. 
My Father had four children to support and never believed in buying 
anything unless it was a necessity. My parents bought their first 
car in 1945 , a ford, before I was bom. I can remember always 
having several radios and spent every evening listening to such 
all time favorites as "The Lone Ranger". My father bought our 
first television, a Caphart, in 1956. The first evening we had 
it we were fascinated just watching th« "snow" on the screen. The 
whole family chipped in money to buy the T.V. Each school year 
my father would allow me to have one new dress, underwear and a 
new pair of shoes. Mother would make over my sisters' clothes 
for me to add to my wardrobe. I had only a few games which were 



"hand me downs" from my sisters and had very few toys in general. 
Since reading was my hobby, my parents bought me all of the books 
I could read and still read as much as I can today. 

I lived in a low middle class neighborhood of many different 
ethnic groups and went to school with all classes and races of 
children. I have two older sisters and one older brother. Connie 
Val was bom May 28,1')33, Gharlene Jiilia was bom August 24, 1934, 
and Charles William Jr. was bom December 21, 1942. All of them 
are married and have children of their own. Connie's children are 
both married themselves and have no children. 

The most enjoyable family activity was going on a picrAc. 
v/e would always go to a park that had a pool and baseball diamond. 
Many times my parents allowed me to take a friend along and we 
would be at the pool most of the day. The Fourth of July picnic 
was the most enjoyable for this was always a family reunion and 
the fireworks would top off the day. Other family activities in- 
eluded playing Canasta, listening to the radio in the evenings, 
going to the lake every weekend in the summer, and going to base- 
ball games. 

When my mother needed a babysitter, my father would take me 
to work witr. him. Since there were bowling alleys where he worked, 
I could bowl all day and of course this pleased my father. Even 
with all of the lessons he gave me and all of the practice I had, 
I never leamed the art of bowling. When I got older I would go 
in and work for Daddy if his secretary was ill or on vacation. I 
look back fondly on those days I spent with my ?ather. 

I was a straight A student all through school and won awards 
for such things ae citzenehip in junior hi^, speech contests, 
dramatics, and graduated in the uoper 10^ of my high school class. 
I became captain of the cheerleaders in the seventh grade and was 
involved in every conceivable outside activity the school offered. 
I was also placed in a special experimental program whereas I was 
taught high school subjects and the first student to be taught the 
modem math. I was such a happy person and then my world fell apart, 
My parents decided to buy a new home in the suburbs and thought 
that I wo\ild be thrilled .since they were goin« into debt for me. 
They did not want me to go to a integrated high school even though 



I had gone to school with the blacks all of my life. I guess 
their biggest fear was that^^might date or even worst marry one. 
Needless to say, my father was quite prejudice. I had a very 
difficult time developing friendships with new people for I really 
never had to. ^roing to a high-class school was so strange to me 
and I found the kids to be "stuck up". I would corne'^ ~f rom school 
every day crying, because I was not able to make one friend. 
Eventually I succeeded but never had the fun or friendships I had 
had in- the past. It was like a new world to me, and I had to be- 
come a different person to fit into this strangeness. To this very 
day I still correspond with the friends I had in my early childhood. 
They have always been true friends to me. One of thea* girls even 
flew to Milwaiikee to see me when I was very ill last year. 

March 24, I960 tragedy struck. My sister, Connie, a girl- 
friend and I went to a local drive-in restaurant for a Coke. 
Laughing and having not a care in the world, we^ struck from behind 
by a drunken driver goin« sixty miles per hour and not using his 
brakes. At first I had Just a little backache and refused to go 
to the hospital, but later this little ache developed into a horrible 
pain and paralysis set in. I had no feeling from four inches a- 
bove my waist down. Surgery was perforated, and there was no hope 
for me ever to walk again. I was not allowed to even raise my head 
for six weeks following the operation. I never doubted all along 
that I would walk, and no personcould discourage me. Finally the 
big day arrived and I was put in a ugly steel backbrace. The 
doctor again tried to prepare me for the worst but before he could 
finish his statement, I was on my feet walking out of the room. He 
just looked at me in awe ,and then told me I would have to have even 
more surgery if I wanted to keep walking or wear the brace the rest 
of my life. Being the optimist I am, I told him I would not have 
the surgery nor would I wear the brace the rest of my life. I 
ended up wearing the brace only three months and the bone he felt 
would have to be replaced grew back. The doctor said that he had 
never had a case like mine, and there was no medical explanation for 
my miraculous recovery. 

I had planned on going on to college, but I met my husband, 
Robert Stephen Fall in January, 1962. He was a senior and I was 



a sophomore. We went together pretty steadily for three years 
and were married December 12, 1964. This was oust when the 
Viet Nam war was becoming a concern to most people , in Johnson's 
adminetration. If I had been old enough to vote in that election^ 
I know I wo^ild have voted for Goldwater. I never trusted John- 
son from the first time I saw him on television. He impressed me 
as being dishonest and ignorant and my opinion has never changed. 
I can remember the day that John Kennedy was assassinated well. 
I was at the beauty shop when the news came over the radio , but 
I thoght someone must have made a mistake. Something like this 
just coiild not happen in our civilized country. Oh how idealistic 
the young arel Even though I did not agree with Kennedy's nhilo- 
sophy at all, he was a great Iobb to this nation and I grieved his 
death as i f he were a member of my own family. 

I was married in a church ceremony and had a very large wedding. 
My father felt that his kids should start to pay their own way as 
soon as they got a job and that was at age 16. So I took care of 
most of my own needs from that time on including the biggest share 
of my wedding. My mother paid for half of the price of my dress 
and my father paid for my reception hall. Shortly before the 
wedding my father had a serious heart attack and was still hospi- 
talized the day of our wedding. So I cannot say that it was a very 
happy day for me, since I was so worried about Daddy. I was sure 
in my mind that he would not live long. My husband and I flew to 
Florida for our honeymoon. Being there was like nothing I had 
ever seen or done in my whole life. It was kind of lite taking 
the country girl to the big city. Since my husband came from a 
pretty wealthy backgroxm*, we live an entirely different kind of 
life than I ever had lived. I was so impressed with our trip that 
Bob planned another one for the following June and invited my par- 
ents to go along. I was sure my father would never submit himself 
to such a foolish expenditure of his money, but to my amazement he 
cashed in some insurance policies and went along. It might seem 
that such a trip for a young couple and her parents would be a drag, 
but we had the beat time we have ever had on a vacation. My father 
was as flabbergasted as I was with Miami Beach and I never saw him 
spend 80 much money in one week on luxuries. My father died only 



six weeks after that trip, and I often wonder if it precipitated 
hlB death. I have never really gotten over hia death, for after 
I married a^ainat hia wishes, I really got to know him and love 
him for the wonderful person that he really was rather than a 
domineerin^g father. 

My family on my father's side has always been of the Lutheran 
faith and that is the faith that I was raised in and confirmed into 
at age of thirteen. My parents were not only Lutheran but Demo- 
crats, but conservative Democrats. Since I have married, I have 
become very conservative in my political viewe and have drifted 
away from the Lutheran faith, since I cannot go along with their 
basic doctrineff. So a» far as religion ie concerned, I read the 
Bible almost daily but am still "seeking". 

May 18, 1966 Robert Stephen Jr. was born and he had the proud- 
est father I have ever seen. He had so much hair that the doctor 
nicknamed him ontof the Beatles. He was a very snail baby and 
we found out later, to our dismay, that he waa^ a colicky one also. 
Bobby was slow in physical progress but far advanced in his mental 
development. He scared us almost death when ?it age two he had to 
have an emergency hernia surgery. I really got to know why my 
Mother used to say to me " I wish It were me instead of you". 

When our son was bom my husband was working for Prudential 
Insurance Company, and we lived in a new home in the suburbs. 
Shortly thereafter he took position with Libby Poods^ where he re- 
mained until they eliminated all of their salesmen in 1969 and gave 
their accounts to a brokerage firm. My husband then went with 
Montgomery Ward as a Assistant Credit Supervisor. In August of 
1972 he was promoted to a Credit Manager, and we were moved to 
Kenosha, Wieconsin. This was the first time I had ever been away 
from my family in my life, and it was difficult to adjust at first. 
On December 3, 1972, on my twenty-sixth birthday, I was taken to 
the hospital critically ill with a colon disorder. The doctors 
told my husband that I would not live through the day but they 
tried doing surgery since there wa« nothing to lose. By a miracle 
I came through the whole ordeal alive and the doctors took no credit 
for it. Medically I should not have been living. But then they 
did not know what to do with me because I was physically unable to 
digest food. So the doctors sent me to ftllwaukee County Hospital 



and I was put in their government research unit. The very day I 
arrived there, I had to have another emer/rency surgery^ which 
once again I was not exnected to live. I sure surprised them^but 
they gave me a even bigger surprise: an ileostomy. Even with this 
my body was unable to utilize food and I had intervenous feedings 
for seven months straight. During that time I underwent ten more 
surgeries. In July of 1973, my husband was promoted to Area Credit 
Supervisor and we were moved to Rockford. Against the doctors wishes 
I left the Milwaukee hospital and went with my husband. Shortly 
after this move I was back in the hospital still unable^, hold my own. 
After more surgery and four more months of hospital life, I left 
the hospital on December 1, 1973 » hoping never to retunn to this 
nightmare ever again. With a daily diet of lots of fluid and lots 
of food, I have been able to stay out of the hospital. All total 
I was hospitalized eleven months. 

Since being ill I have had a strong desire to go back to school 
to get a four year degree or more and go into social work. I feel 
it is my turn to do something for others. I was detennined to be- 
come strong enough to start to school this past fall and though it 
has been very hard on me, I love every minute of it. That brings 
me up to today. 



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

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A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

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I f dead, date of death 

P'^^e of birth Q(OYJrOrd^ Tllino . Date of Birth /( i,|Q/y:,-f QV^^ / P93 

Education (number of years): 
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Place of Marriage to your grandmother -^ ^Q^f, 'i4tM % , 'j'j / j]\( \\ date,^' 

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B. Grandmother (your father's side) 





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Education (number of years) 
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of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mother 

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111. ASSIGNMLNT OF LITLRARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are v/illing) 

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



Signed U\y\(\ \ 4/I dSfcd. 
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I have traced my family hisdory from 1849 to 
the present. All my research came from interviews 
v.'ith my grandmother, mother and fsther, and through 
the use of pictures, scranbooks, and vital records. 



MY (^R/iNmrATHEK HEHJ3ERT HAL.^jTED'5 JlUiS 
(r/'l-hER'i; ZlvE) 

jjuring the uold Hush o! 1849, Jonathan Halsted, 
my f^rand father's grandfather, set sail for California 
by way of Cape Horn. i.e , along with sixty-five 
others, bought a sailing vessel for ^40,000 and 
stocked it with tvo years' provision. They sailed 
the Atlantic round uape norn and up the Pacific Ocean 
to o>an rraiicisco. xhey vere mining on the south 
fork of the iimcrican Kiver for only s month, v.hen 
the rainy season bet in. xhe group split up, 3old 
the provisions and ship for t?0,000, and Jonathan 
returned to Kockford by stagecoach in 1836. in 1855, 
Jonathan vent to rev lork to get Leborah Kennard, 
his *ife- to-be, ano returned to Kockford. ne operated 
a farm south of the city for three years before 
obtaining eighty acres of farmland closer to the 
city through default in 1859 of a mortgage he held 
on the property. xhis land v at^ given by the 1829 
Prairie du uhien ITeaty to xioraitille, the daughter 
of a French officer, flohn Eaptiste Pacouette and an 
Indian Princess, it was subseruently owned by 



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Nicholas ijoilvin, the government agent for the 
V innebago Indians. This land he ovned rnr, the land 
v'^outh of Halsted, betveen Korth Main .itreet nnd 
nockton ; venue. xn 1859, the .'alsted r'oneetead 
v-as built vhich ir ftill there en the southv.est 
corner of .^fclfted snd r'.orth Kain. Today it ir a 
little south of a gas Ktation on thst corner. Here 
is a xeroxed copy of the picture of th*» house. It 
didn't turn out too clearly thouf^h: 



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Jonathan and jjebor.^-h rever locked their doors, 
so ruite freruently, thsy vould corae do'Anstnirs on 
a cold, v.intry morning to find their house full of 
Indiana keeping v£m around p. cook r.tove. xhey vere 
perfectly harnlesE. All they wanted was some food 
and v.arm place to slee^. Jonathan and jjehorah 
alwayn acconodated then. 

wost of the street? bet^-een Kockton and ^'o^th 
Main south of nalated, vere named after ray family. 
Halsted Kosd vas named after my f^reat-great-grand- 
father Jonathan, Jonathan street vas of course, 
also named after him. ueborah rjtreet vas naned 
after ray gre4t-rrcst-frandmother jjeborah. Louise 
btreet was named after ray great-f^randraother. Latham 
street used to be called Alvina street, 'hiclis my 
grandfather's sister-in-law. mith street was named 
after ray urandaother Mais ted. 

'. hen Jonathan died, he divided this larip-e farm 
between his tv.o children- r-iary ji. (nalsted) Brown and 
Lester is. , who would be my grert-grandfather, Lester 
was a successful realtor and insurance man, tie and 



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his wife, Louise U'oltz; Hals ted, had three sons- 
narold, vho died at age one. Valllee, and my grand- 
father, Herbert. 

nerbert walstcd v. as borr. on AUguet ^8, 189?. 
ne *a£ brought up in the Halsted Momestead on Korth 
Main i^treet. tie *as an army captain in v orld \ ar j. 
and a past commander of the v alter k. uraig x^e*t, 
NO, 6C, /.mericon region. Grandpa Halbted is & member 
of the Kepublican party, Kockford neel js&tate iioard, 
iilks ulub, end Leccnd uongregational ohurch. v hen 
Herbert hoover came to Kockford, my grandfather vae 
a member of the honor guard to » elcorae him. 

KY GRANJjMCTHiR RLT/i (uJiURGH) H/. Lb TEE 
(father's oide) 

This side of the lamily was more the profet-eional 
side, if.here icy grandfather 'b vkse the pioneer side. 
Kuth, my grandmother, rgp the daughter of Vr. fro 

nrrs. tjhgrles ;; . uhurch. Mr. u./. uhurch vaf ? very 
veil knovn litery figure, birtoripn, and newsman of 
Belvidere p.nd Kockford. ne ras c4nsic!ered the bert 
authority of eprly locrl history. Ir the yeers 1900 



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and 1916, hft published the fcllowing books: KlCrCrtY 
Gj ROuKi'URL . -J./rCRf Qi? ■^l^^J^BkOC uCuNlT . AND hI.--1-0kY 
Of TiJ-g; BiirL'cLiCi^N PAKi'j; IM ILLlNGi'^ . (Jh&rles and nattie 
Church nad four children- .4oll&?td, Loeena, uertrude, 
and Ku th-my grand«other, 'lolland wajr a v,ell known 
local jtpiscopalie.n clergyman (recter). ne v.ao also 
an interpreter because he knew twelve languages, 
including Chineee. Lorena vac; very dedicated to 
KOckford Jollecje, .,he never ir;orried, but instead 
devoted her time to tcac'nin£. Lorena was the Kegistrar 
and a Prolessor of J^nglish et nockford college for 
fifty years. ohe had an honorary doctor's de.trree of 
Humane Letters. The new slumni office to be built 
at the college is to be named The Lorena Jhurch 
Alu.Tini uffice. L,ertrudd (iXilAilj (uhurch; otiles 
»as just a housewife and mother of five, nuth (uhurch) 
lialsted is my grandmother, ^he v.as born en i/ecember 
13, 1891 and lived all her life in rtookford. ^he 
taught elementary education for seven years at the 
I.A.ii'eterson schocl. i.ne cf her students later became 
a General in the array. After teaching, she »ent into 
nurse's training and nursed from 19iy-1919 and from 



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1945-1966. Jhe is a member of the nepubllcan Pferty 
and ^econd 'Jont-re^^e Lionel i;hurch. 

Kuth's grandffcther (aiy f;reat-£:re6it-graridf£ther0 , 
i;r. Lsonai^d ijf,ke, v.as a surgeon in the uivil : st 
vith tljf- 15th Illinois Inlr^ntry -ith the 13th ^jnlvary. 
lie had cobjj iron the eant and had Aki%.Jii.ktihA& stMk^d 
medicine at imsrt Medical uollege in uhicogo. tiis name 
is nov engraved ct Lookout mountain in uh&ttenoofea , 
Tenne£5jce. 



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On ;pril 19,1919, Herbert rplsted and nuth a. 
Church V ere united in narria^e. here ig ^ copy 
of their marriage certificate: 



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They were eld i.igh scxioci sweethearts. xhey had 
three children- x-iarold, oohn ^my aed; , and Helen 
(i-alstec; inorae. v hen jielen v ay nix, ahe decided 
to vrite to ire^iiint i-r&niclin ^. .-<oooevelt beaeu«e 
they had ruutuai birthdays. ohe received an answer 
signed by nooaeveit himseli. Mere is a copy of tne 
letter lieleti wrote and the one she received: 



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THE W H I T L '- O U S E 

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I ii-ive y>A;r l:'.t.rr ; :\:] a., ^-1 ■''< to liac^v 
t/i.v-t V" colcbrat'j oiu' Llrtj.dj.vs or. l^r' prcno cln.y. 
I ho- ; you kia a iirrrv' tlmo. 

It is very f i .c ■>'£ you to tiii,.-.": of t'jiO 
?Lii;tl>: ciiildren ;;t 'iir^T:-.: L" or i n_ $■ , '-li.cV to Ije •.vil- 
llri.2 to chore yo'jr nenTri'T, witl'. tlicn. 









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fhy uncle nj-rold married i^etty bcarbrouf^h and they 
had thr«se children- jaais, Marlene, and iirian. Marold 
aerved in the navy curing v orld or 1,1,^ ad did my 
father, ijohn. 

in 192;^, ay grandfather, Herbert, find his brother, 
V.allace, established Malsted wetlty. xhis has been a 
very successful buciness and is jtill f^oin/; strong 
today on liorth iviain street just north of ^hakey's 
Pizza ?arlor. 

xhe halsted family first lived at 1325 lioilvin 
Avenue in Louise uierbert's raotherj .aalcted's horne. 
±n 19?3, •.hen my grandmother v.as pregnant uith ray 
fa tiler, the family moved to 3216 North r.iain :.treet 
where all tnree chiloreu vere raised. xhey returned 
tc 1323 j^oilvin Avenue in 193S, because Herbert's 
mother, ijouise, v.aa slovly dying. ^he lived until 
1946. My grancrBother and grandfather still live 
at tne roilvin . venueehome. 

xhe iialsted family consicerec tnemi^elvet to 
be an average iemily. huth v.is a nui^ee ana r^erb 
v.as a realtor, xhey alv'.ays ceiebratec noliaays 
together and had reunions lor birthdays. 



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Aii baptisffiu, v.eduings, and funerala were held 
at second Jongregaticnal uhurch. rteligion played 
a big part in their lave;;. xney •.•erit regularly to 
bunday scnool ana church, 

ihe decisions v.ere laade cooperatively, as waa 
the disciplineotfi the children, no physical punish- 
ment was used, only verbal. There \sere no real 
conflicts or arguments in this family. fhey ;)uat 
had the normal spate. 

The first radio came into the house in 1935. 
the first television they had vatj in 195G, ana their 
first car was a brand nev, 1918 Model xi 

ihe ije preseion for the jialsted household vas 
virtually uneventful, wy grandfather, Herbert, had 
his job at the realty. xhey lost stock in the bank, 
cne thing that helped the Hals teds through the i>epres8ion 
¥.as the bunday iivening ulub. ihis was where all 
different church members attended one church ^at what 
is now central Aational Ha^nk) and entertained them- 
selves. This didn't cost any money. There seemed to 
be a lot of fellowshit) at these meetings because they 
vere all in the same boat- no money! 



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Mf GH/NDFATHER STEPHEL LUUAS" blDJel 
(:VlGther'fi jide) 



To begin with, x'll explain xhai v-hen i reler 
to (irandmother and Grandfather Lucas, they are by 
blooB, my great aunt and uncle. My raotner's real 
mother is Grandfather Lucas' sister, Georpie Lucas. 
The Lucas 'sadopted and raised my mother, ao x call 
them grandmother and grandfather because they legally 
are. 

Stephen iJ. Lucas was born in Jtenosha, v isconein 
on April 14, 189y , and he died or iNovember 1i, 1972 
of cancer in Kev i^ort Kichejr, rlorida, he was the 
son of ±,lla (Johnson; ijucat; and villiam Lucas. ]iis 
mother ulla, came to the United states ^visconsin) 
at age five from walmo , Sweden. Stephen's father, 
'rilliam, was born in JiTaneville, visconsin, named 
after Stephen's grandmother, v ho was an ±.vans. 
V'illiam was of v elsh descent and was a lather, ne 
travelled through the Jiast coast and founded Lathers 
Union in visconsin. 

Stephen was one of thirteen children, seven girls 
and three boys surviving to adulthodl. ne lived on 



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a farm as a boy, «« "uit school after I'ourth grade 
to vorK on a farm to help support the faiaijy, nis 
mother, islla, worked as a dcroestic and later in a 
Chicago bottle top factory to support herself and 
the family. 

Stephen enlisted in the array during .' orld ar 1 , 
but was discharged after one y«ar because the -Asr 
ended. After the ?ar, he »as a punch press operator 
and lost his three roidcle fingers plus part of hie 
thumb in the press. he then worked in a Chic&go 
hospital as an orderly, vhere he net his future 
wife, Thelma bchley. 



BiY GRANDMOThb'K THiiLV.A (t;oHLi:.Y) LbCAJi' 5lDii 
(^other's ;iide) 



My Grandmother Xiucss- ■ihelwa ochley v,ati boi'n 
in Canada on June 30, 1900 to i!.dv.in *>chley and lieatrice 
(hughe) bchley, v,hc came from London, ii'nglfnd. j!,dvin 
was born in utsego, Michigan to y\delaiue Lav.rence. 
isdvin's uncle vss Admiral v inf ielo ocotx ijchley, a 
Spanish-American V ar hero. Through the LJchley family 
vasepasseo the first navy flag of the onitec states 



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made in Virginia by a c>chlfty. Thslma donated this 
flag to the sraithswnian ir.jtitiite In 'ayhin^ton, i;.0. , 
v;herc it ia toaay. 

xhelma's mother died \^hcn she v.ng about tvio 
years old. yhe was raised for a wnile by her fatner 
stepmother, and a step-aister. jier x'sther v.£s a pattern 
maker, tailor, and a vaudeville performer v. ho was 
always trevelling. Theljia v/si; then t?ken tc Chicago 
by her stepOsister. bhe ♦aa raiaed and neglected by 
a foster mother alter boing made r -ard ol the eourts. 
JElizabeth ieuker, a widov who ran a boarding house 
was her foster Dotxner. Jhe vas a direct deecendent 
of the family of Martha uurtin V, arhin£,ton. 

Thelma v/as a child actress in eai-ly movies at 
the Lssennay Lttldioe in ohicngo, Jhe. graduated from 
oenn High Jchocl and the 'Jhicago Academy of fine .rts, 
Jhe helped her foster mother in the boardinei^ houue 
and fclao at & tea rooro run by Mrs, Keuker. Thelraa 
also did a little theatre vork end some iree-lance 
art v,ork. 



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(Mother' s ^idej 

otephen I5, Luces and Thelxa "chley met in jhiCHgo 
at a hospital vhere he was working £S an orderly. 
They vere tnsrried r.'sy 29, 1924. They h?.d tv o child- 
ren- i;arolyne (my motherj, torn on September 16, 1930 
and adopted f-t le:-."^: then ore month and i^teve, jr., 
their re?:l .■■■or, born on i^'ovem't er 6, 1936. i refer 
to bteve i-p ny uncle even thoufh he ' J:! rei'lly not my 
uiicle by blocc, 

y.fter tJifir mcrrinfe, tteplicn vcrked a a ruller 
i<ruph itic'n, & rajHChire opercitor ft ;;tev j.rt ' errer to 
1947, f-nd £s t final int-pector ft ^lundstrtdd hydraulic 
from 1947-19f^^' in r.cckford. 

■rliey livtd in u}:ici:go before they ticved to j<ock- 
ford. xn uhictgo, :jteT)hen vps conaipnder of i=ri Amer- 
ican iiRc'ion --oFt, r. civilian xiefense volunteer durinf^ 
V orld i.ar ii , and a j".cy cout comiTiittee ciiairrnan 
v.ho founded the first mounted (horseback) iioy i:Cout 
r^xplorer iroop before tha > ar. / lot of boy.- enlisted 
for this, 

m 19^14, Thelma and ^teve bought a home in 



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Kockford ?.t J?37 rorth ijentr?! /.veuue. rhfty moved 
here in 19-17 follovin,': ? fire ir, uhicapo v hich 
dcFtroyed t^ptr hone .^;nd met of their poshesgions. 

.::t?pheTi IclcAf-ed to the .■v.o.iionic Drcer -^nd f.ninhts' 
I'emplor? ir v^icago snri ttockiorc. i-;e I'ounced the 
vhif': hill ;,";en'j ulub to r;-ise mcney for the school, 
/.fter their marriage, I'helma vorked in various 
fields. ^he ^ ai^ a detKctive for the ncTrf,rave agency 
"crkinf -^ith industry-unio;j cfye.s tind divorce Ccses. 
bhe ^-as al3o a store dedective for ' ieboldt's and v.as 
a drama and voice coacn in Qnxci'go and nockforo. 
Xhelnir; van a costun:e desifner for t)'e uhildren's 
bivic ThCrtre in unicagc. ohe ttsrted ,- neightor- 
Lood children's theatre in wiiic&go. j^.noxner ^ob 
of hers v,ey to ,nake v alkie-tslkie.s during? v orld •, ar il 
in a plant, xn Kcckford, whe ^oi-ked at eise's and 
liiter Ccbb (tipticc.l and trie Kockford -<chool cf :,lusic, 
bhe hed ner ov.r. oub ;.cout p«ck. xhelTiH belonged 
to the jiestern 5tar, a ra&sonic orgpni:^? tion. ohe 
v.as also x-resident of the ixockford /^:rt uuild. 

xn Cjctober, 196ij, xhelraa ^nd oteve retired to 
Mev. rort iticney, rlorida in d very nice, coaforti-ble 
home. xn iiiride, Stephen vas elected to the uounty 



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Ec'Td of Oomwii---?ior'^VP , hp r-n for 'Tryor, >'ap county 
c:\9irmaD for the fted uross, »yp chsirmFn for the 
Jasrainc' r.ei^hte ucnr^iirl ty Centf-r, f.nr' vat tbi» tvirnder 
end l-TeFicer.t of the Kockford ulu^b ir, riev i^ort Richey, 
rloirida, Thplm;' wns active in the /rt ulub, v omen's 
Cluh , h\n6 the !jhriv'--ti8r. ucience (jhurch. 

.' tpphkn c^if.d jn New Fort Pichey r.fter a lon^ 
illnesi- (carofr) on Mcvercher 11, 197?. Thelmr returned 
to Kockford follov,in(^ his de^.th, and in no" residing 
at uaravell?i retirement hcnie in Teloit, ' ifficonfiri. 

MY FATHZR 

b.y father, dohi; (^iaok; HRlsted, vi-t: ) crn tc 
Mr. end rrs. i:erbert if-ilcted 071 i:ovemher 10, 19J-'5. 
he attended \ ect viev Jclooi, x"^.oostvvelt Junior high, 
\ est high, and >!elcit .Jolle^je for tv.o and h half ye?ra, 
i.t j3eloxt ,>ollef-e, tw belor.fied to tiie oi^jiif: /Iphh 
x^pBilon fraternity. ;.t -.ocr.eveltnhe v. as in the hand 
and at eat, he vas in nL'l\J ?.nd ..capelli-, i.e enlisted 
in the navy iinci v£.e in it fron 1943-1945. ne received 
a medical diecharge bee; use of rheuiitetic lever. He 
bpent r::Oijt of hie tiire in the pcrvice ir. udilornia 



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noVc-l hiospitaltj in Riversidf; and Cskland, /ilt«r ^^e 
service, he v.ent to j-ieloit L;ollep:e and then vcrkeci for 
ychacht 'Itick ;utc t;npply for les8 than a year, find 
then at American maurfince oompBDy lor one and a hpll* 
years, 

MY MOTHER 

Iv'y noth'»r, 'j'rolyne (Lucss) lialsted, v,aB torn 
on 5ept<inbcr 16, 1930 in chicf^f^o. ihe. rttended 
Hove, j;etKy Hofin, and r.ey grade sohoolr, and /.uRtin 
High ''c?')ool. '^'er --•ctiviti^n inclnd^f' hclnc- co-oditor 
of t]ie school nffv-ipaper, .Nrtional Honor Coc?iety, uil]. 
and 'Icroll Honor Society, Joh's d^^iUf^ih terp , ^ro^nier, 
and Lrirl .co'utr'. ^vie .Ttti»nd<»<^ .'{ockrord ijnlli'f? frorn 
1947-1949. i;urin.?r coll'^fr(* , w.^rolyre "orked o-'rt-time 
in the B.ditif?>^"ior? office i-n6 tor thf j . f. ''enney eompany, 
In the fummer, she "orV'»d out lead?? for r:n in3urr:nce 
cornptny and w.s :' co^rtorTieter cpsr-tor rt .^unc'Rtrnjid ' s. 
OH±olyne i-tnrtet? teachinf^ in " on«" roorr. s-chcol or lied 
"ept !!eip:ht? one month before her nineteenth 'birthc-'y. 



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MY P/-REKTS TCr/C]|>.]c;i^ 

John L, '-■:?lgt'?d gnd K^irToifnf^ Lucss m«»t at a 
younf ceonl^'p ,<rroijp at ,Tecc>id Jcr.-re.T-tional 'jhurch 
in the aprin- of 1950. xhey svere married en rovftrrber 
18, 195C. oobn worked -.« F:n insur.?ric<» n.^ent for 
Union :entrHl x.ife for six ypars. he then vorked 
at the Block snd ^.uhl i>i the r/ie-.'s department. -.ext, 
he vas a.;si.'itKnt nanarrf of th<» jieris irothers ;toro 
for six ye^rP. Thi? l^ter b.«cr-T!e knov n es Jarron 
I'irie 'cott. john vas then arjked tc bf» t^e f.s.:i.- tr-snt 
manager at ' ei-e's hy our Bei^hhor st th^t tins, 
Kr. jerorrie Pen'^er- p^st l-'resident o^ ' eise's nnd 
nov jhairmr-n of the Eogr-d. john -33 Tisn-irer of " ('ise's 
North T'^'^.ne -^nd •Jolo-.lil yilla^e for nine ye-^r.^'. 
he is preve-itly ? nev c-rs .- t^lenro.-ir. -t >!T)mphrey 
L;qdill?c HTid ulds. ^;e hp-^ leer, there fcr tv c y^rfs. 

■v.?r^lyr-... >-+=rt?d te-^.chin;? fourth c^r-ne at Li.oooM 
Fark schcci in 1^5C rfter their TCsrri-.i:e. T'-fry then 
h5d r, son, john Lec-.-^rd, jr., ca Jrnvar:/ I3, 195"^, v h« 
i^- my o-ly brother. T h?ve no si^er-. uerolyrr 
t.?URht p:^^in one ye-r follow ifig John's tlrth. jo>-, and 
C^rolyre lived t^'i^ir fir<^t tv n v.'-^t..- rf rr-rrl-;- - 1 
1422 East State Jtreet in an apartment. xhen they lived 



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^^ith ner in-lgvs for a y^ar whil* she xas teaching 
her peoonA year st Lincoln Park. in July, 19!j3, 
jehn Rnd Jaroiyn'* moved to trieir own r.oae on ^Oi^O 
iiauber Avenns. Cn Aovember 12, 19:^4, i, iiinan Kuth 
V. ss born. 

uarolyrie tnen returned tc tsaching on a part- 
time basis in the sprint^ of I960, x enteredctne 
first ^radc in 1960, se ^jarolyne returnee to full 
time teaching at Lincoln rirx v here sne taught seventh 
ena eighth grade science and math. one tavght ?.t 
Lincoln ^arlt Icr eight yearB, v.ilson Junior ;:i^h 
for tv,o years teecning mt th , and is presently 
teoChinf, niath at Auburn *:ig-h >,chcol. cne has been 
ti.ere for six. yetrs. Lsrolyne received ncr bachelor's 
Legree in 196^ from i«;ocAfcra college and her sVIaster's 
Degree in 1969 ircra union uoiiege in cbr.nec tf cy , Jev 
YorK cn a r;&tion?l science i:cund?.tion ^•,rc:r^ vhicn 
tooK ner tnrce suan-ners to compiext., whe alec attended 
Murray ;..tc.te in Kentucky, ^an jc£e ttb-it in ofcliiornia, 
illinojs institute cf xecncology in ^nicago, ina the 
univer£.ity of illinoifi extension in AocKfora. > uile 
sne attenaed the colleges lor the i^urfimcr ii. .-.eatucky and 



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ualifornia ray brother and i lived vixh h(?r on csmpus 
and my dad visited re/^larly. 

Liarolyne naa won tw© trior from contept.s. in 
1959, she von the jvational none builders' /Ffjocir tion 
trip to the vomen'p H«upinf?; Lonlerence in ' fishinpton, 
JJ.'J. and in 19r>0 , 8he won a trip to the ^entuck^^ 
Derby by pickin.c^ the /caderay rv-ard vinners, 

John's activities ^ince ra?>rri8f:e h^ve been numerous, 
we V.P.S active in the pnqt vith the jpycees, -n^st 
president of the Kiwanis olub, nest juepcon and chcir 
member of yecond ^joni^vftyatioml ohnrch, ^anplcyer 
chairman for the Kockford pcheol diectrict work-study 
program, fund raiser for nockford memorial Hospital 
uoinraittee for 'i'odr>y and Tom«rrov , i,ife under'>riter ' s 
/Association officer, vvy^ bcout ceramittee chcirman, a 
member of the Lakewood '.'ills Association, end a junior 
/ichievement advisor for five years, 

V. e hffve hnd a fairly norn;jl family life. uur 
TAhole family only £:ets entirely top;ether for uhrir,tma8, 
V hen ve vere younger we used to get together and do 
things. nere is a family outinf^ at J^lackhf^wk btatue: 



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0\'^-U'^V<, IVA 



W^-^it 



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Lne tniritj our lir.ily ht" £- sl^^ys oorie tofpther 
is ti-uVcl. ', e h-:v'S toui"^d /^Irno^it ^11 fifty i^-x.-: tet. , 
uaiiiidc., and SLVcn couii tries ±Y: nxiro'pe. 

./>t .caster, 19 6c, vt g,ot c^ ac-" .v.dcition to cvr 
ii^aiily. It ••■i-.f- -.. ujutt nemeu cocoa given to ut. >'.y 
c. Iriend. r: elve yetrs l:-:tfer, "'2 itill hove he-r 
cad che io ss irit-ky ts ever. liere ie ? picture cf 
her opening ht-r jhrij; tra: aprccent: 



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iv!y parents tried to brinp us up in the second 
uonf^rep;9t4«n'jl 'church, 'bi.-'t relipion never "n'; stressed 
too much in our family. r<ov my brother end mother don't 



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attend church, my father goee- f&irly rcpulsrly, and 
i go regularly to iit. j^errrdette uatholic Church 
vith isy 'boyfriend. 

My brother, john, v,as married oi NoveiEber ?7 , 1971 
to Juliet iiouise 'inll. John gradu-^ted frori Auburn 
High Hifebjl in 1970 and attended tne University of 
Illinois and Kock valley ■college. Me nas been employed 
by jiagle Liocount i-ood.s, kC Coka (v.hich he "on y ^2000 
boat frira; , and he pre8ently has the denlerehip for 
Tombstone Pizza for a fifty mile radiuo from hi:-; 
home in Eloomington, Illinois. on October 23, 1973 
his wife Julie, gave birth 00 their first child, ijaniel 
Joseph, pictured beiov^; 



p \C"H\\<- \^ A\r-sV C,'«^\jc\ (-^'VnIu 



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1 prriouated from /.•u>.vrn hiph Schcol in 197?. I 
hsve vorked at '. eise'p, for three; and a /ir^lf y^arv., 
I plan on j^raduatin^ Iron Kick valley oellege in 
May, 1974, vorkin^ thiy summer, finding y fullltirae 
job in the fall, and visiting him on the weekends at 
the Univftraity of Illinois! 



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^ HANSEN, RANDOLPH JEROME, 195^- 

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Your name RAND OLPH J EROME HaNSEN 

Date of form 



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\. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name f^ORTOr.' FrEDRICK HaMSI'N ^ Current Residence 

If dead, date or deGtn iTTT^-C? ~ 

Place of b i r t h N EVf AU B UR N , W I S C 0' I S I N Date of Birth 3-3=Xf>97 



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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Farming Datesl915-19/]7 ist New AifRURN ^DotesiRo 



i"£7 

mr 



2nd Factory I.'orker Dates I9^7-1957 2nd Rcckford/ il l oatesio'i' 

3rd Dates 3rd Dotes^ 



'(th Dates ^^^_ _'^^^^^. 

Religion LUTHERAN 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etcpEMOCRACTIC 



■place oi" Marriage to your grandmother NiiW ATlDUr.rJ/ HlSCUNSlri "~ datelC-^Tm^ Z J) 

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Grandmother (your father's side) 

K'arne f'lAR I E We FLEM Current Res i dence ROCKFORD/ IlLIN_01?^ 

1 f dcacTj date of death ~~_~~__~~ 



Place of birth Sv/IFT CO[]UT{ , HlNriESOTA Date of birth 1-1?."1?S3 

Education (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school vocat ional col lege 

Occup3ticn(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

II ,r^,, .-^-^-. (after leaving home) 

1st Housekeeping Date5l911-1923ist Colfax . \h s D5tesl9.19 

2nd Dates ' 2nd NE'V AUBURM /WIs Dates 1923 



3rd ___„__„ „ Dates 3rd POCKFORD / I LI . Datcsl9^/ 

hth D.-ites ^th Date? 

Religion LUTHERA.l 



2nd Ne'v Auburn /Wis 


Dc 


3rd POCKFORD/ILI C 


^ith 


D< 



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



Ploce of rr^r.iage to your grandf a therj-j^^^,^p"^^ ,g.j ^ ,,.,^ ^''"^' ^jIk2Qll£2i 

°^''' tnaP^otl^Sfi*fhe'''r;af^'S?''tl(^? p^li'^'L^^'^ ^ 5 tepmother or another relative g i v. 



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Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Herman Schimmel 

Uiimc 

I f dead, date of cfcaTh 



Current Residence 



Chippev\'a Falls, Wisconsin 



Place of birth BL 00MER/,7 IS 

Education (number af years.H "" 

grade school 5 high school 

Occupat ion (s) 

Factory worker 



_ Date of birth 3- 6-19^1 
vocat ional 



1st 



Farmer 

2nd [ 


3rd 


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ftth [ 


Rel igion 





Dates 
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Dates 
Dates 



col lege 

PLACE OF RESIDEI^:CE 
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' " t.. B.LQ.Of-ir^El ._!ll^ilOIiS I N Dates ? 

-2"dJIliI?LEHAJ:/iLLS 

Jrd 

'4th 




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

^lace of marriage fcTyour grandmother BLOOMER, I'l I SCOiv'S I H ' 

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randmother (your mother's side) 

Emily fiATHELDA Zwiefelhofer 



Jame 



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'lace of birth Hi n'-ir-rD 1''t c-rriMc tm 

;aucation (number oi years) 

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Current Residence 



Date of birth ^'-15-190] 



J. 



vocat iona 1 



col lege 



Iccupat ion (s) 

'^ — UOUSELLLEE. 

nd 



rd 



_Date5 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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.2nd EaU ClAIRE/ ^^I S CONS U!_ Dates_19';^ 

3rd 



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N.>m.- Florjne Mary Schi'-mel 

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A Note to the Reader 

This project of my family history was written 
UP IN the spring of 1974. It deals in tracing back 
the history of my family as far as possible. Some 

PARTS OF the project MAY NOT SEEM TO BE INFORMATIVE. 

This is due to the death of a grandparent or not 
having a close family relationship. 

In the PROJECT/ I DISCUSS mainly the topics 

of SCHOOLING/ LEISURE TIME/ BRINGING UP OF THE FAMILY/ 
AND A FEW OTHER INTERESTING ASPECTS, I COULD HAVE 
CHOSEN A WIDER FIELD OF TOPICS BUT DUE TO MY LIMITED 
TIME AND TO KEEP THE READER AS INTERESTED AS POSSIBLE/ 
I CHOSE THE ASPECTS THAT INTERESTED ME. 

In TRYING TO TRACE MY FAMILY HISTORY BACK MiY 
FURTHER/ IT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED KNOWING SPECIFIC DE- 
TAILS OF BIRTH/ MmRRIAGE/ AND CHURCH. f^ONEY ALSO 
WOULD HAVE TO PLAY A ROLE IN ACQUIRING ANSWERS TO MY 
QUESTIONS, I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT I ONLY 
RECEIVED A FEW VITAL DOCUMENTS. I JUST COULDN'T 
LOCATE ANYMORE, 

In THE YEARS TO COME I HOPE SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY 
WILL RESEARCH EVFiN FURTHER AND HARDER THAN I DID, It 
WILL TAKE TIME AND PATIENCE BUT IS WELL W0R7H IT. 

SINCERELY/ 



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ChRISTAM p. HANSEN/ CALLED C.P., WAS ONE OF 
THREE CHILDREN BORN TO THE ChRISTAN AND FrEDRIKKA 

Hansen family on April 28, IP.5'1, in Langeland, Den- 
mark/ NEAR THE I S LAND OF FyN ■ C.P.'s FATHER WAS A 
GARDNER. NoT LONG AFTER CP.'s BIHTH/ THE FAMILY 
MOVE TO OdENSE/ DEiiMARK. HeRE C.P, ATTENDED GRADE 
SCHOOL AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOL WHERE HE LEARNED THE 
TRADE OF A SHOEMAKER. 

In 1872/ C.P/ migrated to the United States. One 

OF HIS FIRST FEW JOBS IN THE UNITED SPATES WAS HAUL- 
ING SUPPLIES FOR KnAPP StOUT CoMPANY/ A LUMBER 
COMPANY IN f'lENOMIE, WISCONSIN, ThERE AT THE KnAPP 

Stout / C.P. met his wife to be/ Ingrid Eggen. Ingrid 

MIGRATED TO THE UnITCD StATES WITH HER PARENTS LEAV- 
ING Norway in 1871. She then took a job as a cook 
WITH the same company C.P. worked for. On Hoveieer 23/ 
1882/ C.P. AND Ingred were wed, The wedding ceremony 

was PERF'CRMED by the BRIDES BROTHER/ THE ReV. TmORE 
F.GGEN. 

After the wedding C.P. and Ingrid moved to 
New Auburn./ Wisconsin/ located about 100 miles east 

OF THE HiNNEAPOLIS-St. PaUL AREA. ThERE IN iIeW AuBURN, 



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THEY BOUGHT A FARM AND LIVED ON IT FOR THE NEXT 33 

YEARS, While on the farm they ahd ten children. The 

FIRST FIVE BOYS AND THE LAST FIVE GIRLS. TwO OF THE 
children died as INFANTS AND ONE OTHER CHILD DIED AT 
SEVENTEEN. ThE REMAINING CHILDREN/ 3 BOYS AND ^! GIRLS, 
LIVED A FULL LIFE. ThE THREE SONS OF CP. WERE FARMERS 
FOLLOWING IN THEIR FATHERS FOOTSTEPS. ThREE OF THE 
FOUR GIRLS CHOSE BEING A TEACHER FOR THEIR OCCUPATION/ 
WHILE ONE WENT INTO THE NURSING FIELD. 

C.P, wffiLE IN Hew Auburn was very active in bus- 
iness. He was founder of a farm store near New Auburn. 
He was president of the farm store from 1910-1937. C.P. 
also served on the County Board for six years as 
Supervisor of Assessment. He was president of the bank 
of Sand CreeK/ Wisconsin/ and vice-president of the 
BANK of Mei: Auburn, 

In 1937/ C.P. and his wife moved to Long Beach / 

CALIFORNIA/ where HIS DAUGHTERS WERE LIVING AT THE TIME, 

There C.P. (Iansen died r'ARCH 3/ 1939/ while his wife 
IngriD/ died on September 17/19^8. 



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Ole Helge Weflem was born in Vang Valdres. Norway, 
ON December 28/18¥(, There in Vang ValdreS/ he learned 

THE trade of a SHOEMAKER, OlE LEFT flORWAY WITH HIS 
parents and YOUNGEST BROTHER ON APRIL ]/!/1869, ThEY 

ARRIVED IN Chicago, by way of the St. Lawrence Sea 
Way on July ^, the same year. From Chicago they moved 
to DecoraH/ Iowa, where they lived for about one year, 

In 1870, Ole and his family moved to Northfield, 
Minnesota about thirty miles south of (^^inneapolis- 
St. Paul, area. In Northfield, Ole was a shoemaker, 

In the fall of 187^, Ole married Ragnild Sten- 
GRiMsoN, of Rice Coumty, ^'Innesota, Shortly after- 
ward, THEY MOVED TO SwiFT CoUNTY, f'^INNESOTA. ThEY 
LIVED \,'ITH Ole's BROTHER-IH-LAI- AND WIFE, Mr. AND MrS. 

Henry Hanson, until they could establish a home. They 
Had six children by their first marriage. Ragnild 
DIED Feeuary 5, J 89.1 , 

On November ^!,1893, Anna P. Hlittre and Ole were 
married 111 Swift County, Minnesota. They had eight 
children. The first being born December 12,1893. 
During this time the Weflens lived on a very rich 
soiled 150 arces Hoj-estead farm. They were grain 
farmers. They didn't make the best money at the time 



FOR THEY HAD TO SELL IT FOR WHAT THE ELEVATOR HAN 
GAVE THEM. 

OlE could speak VERY LITTLE ENGLISH. ThE NEWS- 
PAPER THEY READ WAS STRICTLY NORWEGI/^N, 

OlE HeLGE WeFLEN died on f^^ARCH .12,192'!/ BUT WAS 
NOT BURIED UNTIL PaRCH 2?. DURING THIS PEROID HE 
LAID IN THE FAMILY HOUSE AND WAS BURIED AT WeST 

Norway Lake Church. 



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teTON Fredrick Hansen was born on August 3,1^92/ 
IN New Auburn / VIisconsin. He was the fourth of ten 

CHILDREN TO C.P. AND IngRID HaNSEN. FreDRICK WAS 
raised ON A FARM IN WHICH HIS FATHER HAD WORKED FOR 

33 YEARS. Fredrick's child life consisted of the 

AVERAGE FARM BOY IN iiORTHERN WISCONSIN. He WOULD 
GET UP IN THE MORINING HELPING WITH CHORES AROUND 
the BARN AND THEN EAT BREAKFAST. AfTER BREAKFAST HE 
WOULD GO TO SCHOOL. AnD THE AFTER SCHOOL DO THE CHORES 
THAT HAD TO BE DONE BEFORE SUPPERTIME. FrEDRICK 
went to SCHOOL AS FAR AS EIGHTH GRADE/ FINISHING 
THAT UP ABOUT THE AGE OF SIXTEEN, PEOPLE BACK IN 
THOSE DAYS , EARLY 1900' S/ WOULD GO TO SCHOOL UNTIL 
ABOUT THE EIGHTH GRADE. ThERE WOULD BE PEOPLE FROM 
THE AGE OF 8/ UNTIL AROUND THE AGE OF 25,?M YEARS 

IN SCHOOL. This was not very uncoi'mon. One time in 

A school close to WHERE FrlDRICK LIVED/ THERE WAS AN 
EVENT THAT ALMOST COST A SCHOOL TEACHER HIS LIFE. 
The ST0;:;Y goes that the teacher did SOMETHING THE OLDER 
KIDS didn't LIKE. So THE KIDS GOT A ROPE AND WERE GOING 
TO HANG THE TEACHER, ThEY HAD THE ROPE AROUND HIS NECK 

BUT th:: teacher's hollering saved his life, a man 

RIDING BY IN HIS WAGON HEARD THE CRIES FOR HELP AND 



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rushed into the school and saved the teacher s life. 
In Fredrick's leisure time v;hen he was a boy, 

HE would love to GO FISHING.. He ALSO PLAYED BASEBALL 

and listen to the fights on the radio when he was older, 

In 1915, Fredrick and .'oE/ Fredrick's brother, 
started farming the farm in which his father ,c.p. / 

HAD FARMED EVERY SINCE HE HAD COME TO NeW AuBURN, 

Wisconsin, in 1882. 

On December 24,1915, Torton Fredrick Hansen and 
Emma Christine Ostby were married in Chippewa Falls, 
Wisconsin, During their marriage Fredrick and Emma 
had three children. I'Ielton, thelma, and Thora. All 

THE children WERE BORN INBETWEEN 191R AND J921. 

In 1921, Emma was found to have the disease T.d. . 
There was no cure for this disease then. In order 
for her to live on the farm with everyone, Fredrick 
and Joe had to build her a hut outside the house. 
Shortly afterwards she died. 

lu need of a housekeeper, after his wife's 
death, Fredrick hired Parie Weflen in JuivE of 1925. 
On September 20,1923, Fredrick and Marie were married.. 
On their wedding trip, they went to Colorado. When 
they returned fredrick took up farming once again, 



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but at a different farm than his fati!er's. [|0t happy 
with the farm he had gotten/ predrick bought his 
father's farm in 1925. The farming consisted mainly 

OF DAIRY farming, THEY HAD HOGS/ 500 AT ONE TIME/ 
CHICKENS/ AND COWS. SELLING AND BUYING HOGS WERE 
VERY INVESTABLE IN THE LATE 1920' S. BUT THE THE DE- 
PRESSION CAME AND YOU COULD ONLY GET AROUND FIVE 
DOLLARS A HEAD FOR A HOG, ThEY EVEN AT ONE TIME 
GAVE AWAY HOGS FOR CHRISTMAS, 

The MILK ROUTE THAT FREDRICK HAD V'AS THE MAIN SPARK 
PLUG OF FINANCES ON THE FARM. FREDRICK WOULD HAVE 
TO GET UP IN THE MORNINGS ABOUT 2:00 OR 3:00 o' CLOCK, 
He WOULD GET BACK HOME ;\BOUT 8:00 o'clock IN THE 
MORNING TO EAT BREAKFAST, If THE MILK LOAD WAS REAL 
HEAV\' HE V;OULD HAVE TO DELIVER AFTER BREAKFAST. ThIS 
TIME HE wouldn't GET HOME UNTIL ABOUT 1:00 o' CLOCK IN 

the afternoon, 

One organazation in which Fredrick belonged to 
was the Farm Union Co-Ops, in which the farmers would 
try to stick together and get bigger and better prices 
for their food and oil, 

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AND ^^ARIE MOVED TO ROCKFORD/ ILLINOIS, HeRE FrEDRICK 
WORKED IN A FACTORY FOR TEN YEARS BEFORE RETIRING IN 
1957. 

On December 16, 1958, !^"orton Fredrick Hansen 

DIED IN RoCKFORD. He WAS BURIED IN THE SCANDINAVIAN 

Cemetery in Rockford. 



Marie Weflen was born on January 12/1895/ in a 
LOG cabin in Swift CountY/Hinnesota. She was the 

SECOND child OF OlE HeLGE AND AnNE PeDERSON WeFLEN. 

It was the second marriage for her father, 

It was a very big family in which (^arie was born 
into, Ole Helge by his first marriage had six children 

AND eight in his SECOND MARRIAGE. ThE BOYS AND HIRED 
MEN would sleep IN ONE ROOM/ WHILE THE GIRLS WOULD 

sleep in another room. 

Marie went to school/ until the age of sixteen, 
She completed the eighth grade. At schooL/ they had 
A very strict teacher. No body in school liked her 
at all. The teacher would make them sit straight in 

their SEATS/ their HANDS HAD TO BE FOLDED A CERTAIN 
WAY AND SO ON. OnE DAY THE TEACHER HAD BROKEN HER 
LEG/ AND iUrIE SAID/"THERE WAS NOT ONE OF US KIDS THAT 
WAS SORRY TO SEE HER WITH A BROKEN LEG." ThEY DIDN'T 

have to go to school for a couple months, 

When the First World War had started/ no one was 

IN FAVOR OF IT. ThE PEOPLE DIDN't WANT TO SEE THEIR 
BOYS SENT OFF TO A WAR THAT WASN'T OURS, OnE MAN IN 

Swift County, bought a farm so his sons wouldn't have 

TO GO TO WAR. He THEN SOLD THE FARM WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER, 



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At the age of sixteen, ^arie was on her own in 
LIFE. She was a housekeeper. At first, she would 
housekeep for the people around her county. By 1916/ 
she continued to housekeep and was getting further 
away from home. 

Marie 's first real job outside of ['Minnesota was 
IN 1919. She worked in a town named Colfax, Wisconsin, 
for a family named Emerson. She worked there and 
around Colfax for the next three years. 

In 1925/ Parie answered an add for a housekeeping 
job in New Auburn, Wisconsin. She started working for 
Morton Fredrick Hansen and his family in June of 1925. 
On September 20/ 1923, Marie and Fredrick were married. 

In March 192^!, Marie's father died. Inheritance 
was in quite a squabble. Marie recalls the sons 
and daughters of her father's first marriage cheated 
her father's children from his second marriage out of 
almost everything that he would of gave them, 

Fredrick and Marie had three children, Fredrick 
Jerome born IIovember 18,192^, Phyllis born November 
26.1927, and Curt Orlando born January 23,1930. 

After novii^o from the farm in 19^17, to Rockford, 
Illinois, Marie has taken care of elderly ladies and 
IS still doing that today at the age of 79. 

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Fredrick Jerome Hansen v/as born on November 18/ 
192'l, IN Barron County, V,'isconsin, He was the first 

of three children born to f'oRTON FREDRICK AND f^ARIE 

Hansen. Fredrick was raised on a farm in which his 
grandfather/ c.p, / had farmed ever since he had 
MOVED TO New AudurN/ Wisconsin in 1P>P^2. 

Living on the farm when Fredrick was young were 

HIS two BROTHERS/ THREE SISTERS/ A HIRED MAN/ AND 
HIS GRANDMOTHER FROM HIS MOTHERS SIDE/ AnNE PeDERSON 

Weflen. Early morining v/as usually spent doing chores 

AROUND THE BARN WITH HIS BROTHERS. AfTER THAT/THEY 
would eat breakfast AND LEAVE FOR SCHOOL. ThEN AFTER 

school/ again chores around the farm had to be done, 
When supper time arrived/ it would be a mighty big 

TABLE TO SET/ WITH TEN PEOPLE EATING, ThERE WERE NO 
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS AT THE SUPPER TABLE/ EXCEPT 

THAT Fredrick's mother and father would always sat 

TOGETHER. 

Sui'lDAY morning's AROUND THE HaNSEN HOUSEHOLD 
MEANT CHURCH FOR EVERYONE, It WAS CONSIDERED THE DAY 

rest, [^ost holidays were spent at home on the farm, 
Very seldom did they go to a relatives or friend's 

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THE Hansen family while Fredrick was on the farm. 

When summertime arrived it meant chores for 
everybody, including the women, The women, besides 
during the house work, had the chore of milking the 
cows, Also included in the women's work around the 
house, would be taking care anyone that was sick. 
Sometimes Fredricks father also would help out if some- 
one was sick, 

The family's first radio was bought in the mid 
1920's. It was used for listening to radio programs, 

NEWS, sports and OTHER ENTERTAINING EVENTS, FrEDRICKS 
father would ESPICALLY listen TO THE FIGHTS WHEN THEY 

were broadcasted. 

When Fredrick was in high school, he partici- 
pated IN baseball, BoxniG, basketball and band. 
Around the farm for fui,', Fredrick liked to play with 
HIS bee-bee gun, but this also got him into trouble 
a few times. Once he was playing with his younger 
brother Curt and accidentally shot him in the knee. 
Another time is when Fredrick shot a window out of a 
CAR, The window was suppose to be unbreakable, and 
Fredrick found out it wasn't, Fredrick said," I remem- 
bered AN add showing Dizzy Dean throwing baseballs 



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AT IT/ AND couldn't BREAK IT." FREDRICK SURELY DIDN't 

think a bee-bee gun could break it. 

Means of disciplining the children when they 
would get out of hand like that would be by either 
Fredrick's father's belt or hand, and by his mother 

WITH A stick from A NEAR BY TREE. 

Daily decisions on business, farming, discipline 

AND schooling WOULD BE DONE BY BOTH FrEDRICKS MOTHER 
AND FATHER. BoTH HIS MOTHER AND FATHER WERE VERY 
INVOLVED IN THESE TYPES OF DAILY OCCURRENCES. 

On a big FARM SUCH AS THE ONE FREDRICK LIVED ON 
THERE WAS ALWAYS ROOM FOR MORE PEOPLE. WhEN FrEDRICK'S 
GRANDFATHER DIED, HIS GRANDMOTHER CAME TO LIVE WITH 
THEM EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. ThE ONLY WORDS SHE COULD 

SAY IN English werE/"You bet your boots." Also there 
WAS more work on the farm then could be handled by 
Fredrick's father and his sons when they were young. 
so they had a hired man that lived on the farm with 

THEM. 

Family members were ranked by age. The oldest 

ONE WOULD be THE MOST PREVILIDGED AND THEN THE NEXT 
oldest AND SO ON. ThE DAUGHTERS IN THE FAMILY WERE 
PERMITTED TO BE ON THERE OWN AT AGE 18, AS WERE THE 



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SONS. The sons would stay on the farm until they had 

SOMETHING ELSE IN THEIR LIFE. FrEDRICK DIDN't LEAVE 
HOME UNTIL 20, WHILE HIS BROTHER CURT AND ^^ELTON DIDN'T 
leave home until 18 AND 25 YEARS OF AGE. 

When someone was married in the family they re- 
ceived NO dowries, V/hen C.P. Hansen died, Fredrick's 

GRANDFATHER/ THE DAUGHTERS OF C.P, RECEIVED ALL HIS 
belongings. C.P. LIVED WITH HIS DAUGHTERS OUT IN 

California at the time of his death. The sons lived 

IN THE M.IDWEST REGION OF THE UNITED StATES. FoR THIS 
reason it was ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET EVERYTHING 

STRAIGHT. This caused much bitterness betv/een C.P. 
Hansen's children. 

When it was time to embark on one's own Fredrick's 
father and mother would certainly help out theirs 
sons and daughters if needed. When Fredricks sister 
Phyllis started out her career in business, they pro- 
vided THE FUNDS WHEN NEEDED. AlSO WHHN FrEDRICK START- 
ED OUT ON HIS OWN HIS PARENTS HELPED HIM ON HIS BEER 
ROUTE. 

On June 30, 19^5, Fredrick Jerome Hansen married 
Florine Mary Schimmel in New Auburn, Wisconsin. At 
First Fredrick was going to be a farmer but decided 



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TO GIVE THAT UP FOR AWHILE AFTER THREE YEARS OF 
FARMINGS. In 19^8/ HE STARTED HIS OWN BEER ROUTE 

IN THE New Auburn area. In 19^19/ once again Fredrick 

SWITCHED JOBS/ THIS TIME WORKING FOR A ROOFING COM- 
PANY IN Wisconsin. Also besides working for the roofing 
COMPANY IN 19^9/ Fredrick helped on a Dam in the 
Northern Wisconsin area. In 1950/ Fredrick continued 
to switch JOBS. This time he and his wife /FlorinE/ 
worked at a meat packing plant in Wisconsin . 

In 1951/ WHEN Fredrick's younger brother Curt 

HAD TOLD HIM THAT WORK WAS GOOD IN ROCKFORD/ ILLINOIS/ 
HE AND HIS FAMILY MOVE THERE. FREDRICK TOOK A JOB 
AT SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION AND HAS BEEN WORKING THERE 
EVER SINCE AS A MACHINE ASSEMBLER AND FOREMAN, 



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Herman Schimmel was born on Narch 6,1901, in 
Bloomer, Wisconsin to Fredrick and. Augusts Schimmel. 
There outside of Bloomer he was raised on a farm. 
Herman's school education went as far as the fifth 
grade level. Herman, as most kids his age, helped 
around the farm before and after school doing chores. 

In 1926, Herman married Emily Zwiefelhofer of 
Bloomer, Wisconsin. They were divorced in 1932. 
During that time Herman and Emily had two children, 
Florine Mary , and Jerry, 

Herman tried his hand at many jobs during the 
depression and after it. Any job he could get he 
took. He tried factory, janitor work and farm work. 

Today Herman is living in Chippewa Falls, Wis- 
consin, AND IS semi-retired. HeLPING OUT PEOPLE 

here and there everyonce in a while. 



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Emily Mathelda Zwiefelhofer was born on April 13/ 
1901 TO John and Agnes Zwiefelhofer in Bloomer, Wiscon- 
sin. There outside of Bloomer she was raised with 

HER five brothers AND SEVEN SISTERS ON A FARM. 

Emily's school education went as far as the seventh 
GRADE. Before and after school Emily would work 
around the house helping her mother with the daily 
chores. Come Sunday everyone would get up early and 
GO TO Mass. 

In 1926, Emily married Herman Schimmel of 
Bloomer, Wisconsin, Their marriage was not a long 
one, but did last until 1932 when they were divorced. 
During their marriage they had two children. Florine 
Mary, born on Febuary 23,1927, and Jerry, born on 
December 2^, 1931. 

During the depression Emily worked anyway possible 
to lessen the affect of it on the family. Emily 
lived close to the Bloomer area for the rest of her 
life. She died on March 17,1973 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 



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Florine Mary Schimmel was born on Febuary 23/ 
1927/ IN Bloomer, Wisconsin to Herman and Emily 
Schimmel. She was the first of two children to Herman 
AND Emily. 

At the age of five/ Florine's parents were di- 
vorced AND SHE LIVED WITH HER MOTHER AND LITTLE 

BROTHER Jerry in the town of Bloomer. During the 

SUMMERS/ when FlORINE WAS YOUNG, SHE AND HER BROTHER 

Jerry would spend much of their time on their grand- 
father's FARM, John Zwiefelhofer, just a few miles 
outside of Bloomer. There, Florine would play and 
do little chores around the house. When older, 
Florine would spend the summers working in town. 
The big day in Bloomer during the summertime would 
be the ^th of July. People would line the streets 
to watch the parade and the fire works that would 

FOLLOW. 

Family reunions were not to often in the Schimmel 
and Zwiefelhofer families. Only once there was a 
reunion when Florine was at home with her family. 
That time it was held in the summertime in a big 

PARK outside of BlOOMER. 

Sundays were the day of rest in the Schimmel 



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FAMILY. Everyone would rise early Sunday morning 

AND ATTEND MaSS. At THE DINNER TABLE THERE WOULD 
BE NO SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS HOW THE SAT. It WOULD 
JUST BE EmILY/ FlORINE AND JeRRY. WhEN FlORINE OR 

Jerry were sick Emily would always find time from 
work and take care of her children. 

When ever Florine or Jerry would get out of 
HAND/ Emily would discipline them by spanking. 
Florine when she was old enough would start working 

part time after SCHOOL/ BESIDES WORKING THE SUMMERS/ 

too. Responsibility in the family was ranked accord- 
ing TO AGE. Florine was much on her own in making 

decisions about SCHOOLING/ WORKING/ AND HOW SHE 
wanted to SPEND HER LIFE. HeR MOTHER AND GRAND- 
PARENTS MADE SUGGESTIONS/ BUT DID NOT INFLEUNCE HER 
GREATLY. 

When a son in the Zwiefelhofer family was married 
and wanted to become a farmer/ the father would 
usually set him up on a farm and give him some land. 
When someone would die in the Zwie felhofer family 
and there was an inheritance / the sons in the family 
would receive the most valuable things/ while the 
daughters would get very little. 



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At the age of 18, Florine was considered an adult. 
On June 30/19'i5/Fredrick Jerome Hansen and Florine 
Mary Schimmel were wed in Mew Auburn, Wisconsin. For 
the next five years Fredrick and Florine lived in the 
New Auburn area of Wisconsin. They had tv/o children 
IN Wisconsin, Terry and Debbie. 

In 1950/ Florine worked briefly in a meat 
packing factory. But soon after that / they moved 
to Rockford/ Illinois, in the summer of 1951. In 
August of 195^, Fredrick and Florine had their Third 
and final child named Randy. Since 195^, Florine has 
worked at a factory in Rockford, 195^-56, and at 
Howard Johnson's Motor Inn in 1968. Florine's hobbies 
are gardening and book reading. 



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Terry Lee Hansen was born on October 6/ 1947, 
IN Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He was the first of 
three children to Fredrick and Florine Hansen. At 
the age of three his family moved to Rockford, Illinois. 
Terry went to grade school at Lincoln Park and Ellen 
Stiles schools from 1953-1961. Beginning in 1962, he 
WENT TO Wilson Jr. High School. At Wilson, Terry 

PARTICIPATED ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM WHERE HE PLAYED 
TACKLE AND END. FrOM THE YEARS 1963-1965/ TeRRY 

WENT TO Auburn High School. There at Auburn, he was 

SPORTS editor of THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, ON THE YEAR- 
BOOK staff, and also was a member OF THE SOPHMORE 

football team. 

Beginning in 1966, Terry started college majoring 
in History and his minor in English. His freshman 

YEAR in college WAS SPENT AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UN- 
IVERSITY IN Macomb, Illinois. In 1967, he trans- 
ferred TO Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, 
Illinois where he graduated from college in 1969. 

Terry's first year of teaching was in a small 
town high school in the middle of Illinois named 
Georgetown. There at Georgetown, he was a History 
teacher and the freshman football coach. In 1971, 



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Terry started teaching seventh and eighth grades 
AT SkokiE/ Illinois and is still teaching there 
today. 

Terry's hobbies are picture taking, bike riding, 
AND reading. He has traveled to Europe twice and 
England once. 



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Debra Kay Hansen was born December 11/19^9, in 
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She was the second of 
three children to the Fredrick and Florine Hansen. 
At the age of one Debbie's family moved to Rockford/ 
Illinois. 

Debbie started grade school in 1955 and went to 
both Lincoln Park and Ellen Stiles grade schools. In 
196^/ Debbie enrolled at Auburn High School as a 
freshman and graduated from Auburn High School in 1967. 
There at Auburn she excelled in Spanish and was on the 
newpapeR/ and the yearbook staffs'. 

In 1968/ Debbie enrolled at Northern Illinois 
University at Dekalb, Illinois. But after one year 
of college she elected no to attend anymore. After 
that she worked at swedish american hospital for a 
short time. 

On ^Iarch 28,1969, Debbie married William E. 
Anderson of Murray, Kentucky. William worked for 

AmEROCK COflPANY AT THE TIME IN RoCKFORD, ILLINOIS. 

On November 6, 1971 Debbie and Bill had their first 

CHILD, A GIRL, NAMED RaCHEL MaRIE AnDERSON BORN IN 

Rockford. In fall of 1972, the family moved to ^Iurray, 
Kentucky. Close to f^URRAY, Bill tried his hand at 

RUNNING A GAS STATION. UnABLE TO MAKE A GOOD PROFIT 

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BiLL/ Debbie, and Rachel moved back to Rockford in the 
FALL of 1973, where is now once again employed at the 
Amerock Company. 



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Randolph Jerome Hansen was born on August 6/195^1/ 
IN RockforD/Illinois. He was the third of three child- 
ren BORN to Fredrick and Florine Hansen. Randy 
attended Ellen Stiles grade school from 1960-1966, In 
1967/ Randy enrolled at Wilson Jr. High School which 
he attend until 1969. At wilson. Randy played guard 

ON the basketball team in SEVENTH/ EIGHTH/ AND NINTH 

GRADES. Also in his freshman year in Jr. High School 

HE played quarterback AND END ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM. 

FRoM 1970-1972/ he attended Auburn High School where 
HE graduated from. There at Auburn / Randy played 
on the basketball team two years and played shortstop 
for the baseball team for three years, 

Exciting events from Randy's past include playing 
shortstop for the Rockford Bronco League Alstars in 
1967. That 1957team placed third in the Nation / only 
to be beaten by the Winner of the series, a Cuban Ball 

club which played baseball 12 months out of the YEAR/ 

compared to the Rockford ball club which only played 

^ months out of the year. That Bronco League World Series 

was played in KingsvillE/ Texas. All expenses were 

paid. In the summer of 1969/ Randy played on the rockford 



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Pony League Alstars. In that year the Rockford team 

GOT AS far as the QUARTER-FINALS IN DETROIT, f'^ICHIGAN, 

Only to be beaten out . Once again it was to the winner 
OF the tournament. All together Pandy ended up playing 

BASEBALL IN THE RoCKFORD SUMMER BASEBALL PROGRAM FOR 
A TOTAL OF NINE SUMMERS. It IS ONE OF THE BEST 

programs in the nation. 

After high school graduation Randy had worked 
FOR Bolender Jewelry store and the Tractor Supply 
Company for summer and part-time jobs. Randy is 
currently employed at Sundstrand's in Rockford and 
is in his second year of college at Rock Valley Jr. 
College. 



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I regret to have to inform you that for lack 
of further particulars I am not able to help you 
tracing your ancestors, as CHRISTIAN and HANSEN are 
the most common danish names and the island of Lange- 
land as v/ell as the island of Fyen include several 
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This is an added supplement which Alma Weflen 
DID ON THE Weflen family, It adds many details of 

HOW AND WHY THE WeFLEN's CAME TO THE UNITED STATES. 



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i ^ v^ ••■_.-- ^ Father's side. 

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ify Grandf?ther, Helge C-uliksen 'Vefl«=n, 1=^^-1 = 9?, was born on a "Gaard" 
(fanr) called P.e-.men, in Van?, ^'ald^rs, Norway. Each "paard" was usually 
naiced aft^r the o'.Tner, whc had a home '"or himself and also hom'^s for the 
wor'-'ers on the ^aard. These homes were built in groups and had the appear- 
ance of a small villasre on the mcurtain side. Cften the beoole v;ho worked 
en these farms tcok the nan:e of the Gaard as their own na-.e. Therefore it 
often har;cpned th'it brothers who worked on different farms, woulci each have 
a different nsm^. Grandfather called himself Helge Guliksen as his father's 
nam" was Gulik, but after working on the t^« './eflen gaard he call='d him- 
self Helge Guliksen Vi'eflen. Th^ crif^inal soellmg of the name was "Veblen" . 
later changed to Veflen and thenito "Wef 1 -n" . There is still a "Veblen" gaard 
in Valders, Norway, (at the time o*" this writing^. 

My Grandmother Vi'eflen, whose maiden mme was Marit Andersdatter Lokrem- 
sen 1°06-1^95, was born on ? gaard called "Gjievr^", also in Vang, Valders, 
Norway. Grandfsther at the age of sixty fir'e years and Grandmother at the 
age of sixty three years, left Norv,-ay for Americi on a sail boat on April 
21, 1^69, together with two sons, Cl° and my father whose name was Gunder, 
(also called Gunnar) . 

ft WPS a long hard journey as it took several weeks to cross the sea. 
They landed at Cuebec, Canada and the iourney inland was continued by way 
of the .^t. Lawrenc" Piver and the Great Lskes. The rail-roads did not reach 
v^ry far inland from Ne^v York ^t that time, so most of the travelers intend- 
ing to settle in ^he middl^^ west came by way of Quebec and the Great Eak^s. 

They carried with them many hand made wooden boxes, beautifully decorated 
▼rith nainted designs. Som.e of these w^re filled with fladt br;!^d, ost, and 
snikke kic^d (f =t bread, cheese and dried m°at (beef") to eat O" the wav. 
There was gamel ost, nri'^ ost, pult est and gj'=it ost. 

Before leaving their home land it was rea;ai'-ed of th-m to have an "Attest" 
or oarer v.-ritten out by their ^astor, eivinp dates of their birth and baptism 
and remarks about the character of the farilv and their chu-ch attendance. 
This "Attest" for which thirty-two "shillings" were paid is still m fair con- 
dition, also their hj-mn book which was printed in 1P32 and treir new testament 
orinted in 1555. Two'boards from their home made trunk, still ir good condi- 
tion, (at time o*' this narration) . 

In 1C71 ny grandoarents and tneir dau^hter-Gro and family and Andris and 
his wife Ingebor, moved to Goodhue County, "innesota. Then, in 1^"?. they 
moved to Penville County, Vinnesota. There were twelve f--ilies wno travelled 
in a group to Pen-^lle County, m wagons dr-awn by cx-^n, tne journey taking 
several days. They camped along the trail for rest and food. The ox=^r\ ^cund 
an abundance of good grass to eat along the way.' The oxen were v^ry slow 
travelers and had h--avy loads to pull, so it was oft^n necessary for one man 
to walk beside 'hem to rr?d them along, '.'y father did not ^c with this group 
as he continued his work as a tailor in "orthfield, Mm-esota and Deccrah, Iowa, 

My grandnarents homesteaded eighty aces of I'-nd in Renville Countv about 
four miles east of Granit° Falls, Min-esota, which icined the homestead of 
their son Gulik. Gro and Gun-ar Gje-'/re homesteaded a ciece of land also but 
forfeited it to the Government in'^order to homestead a be'ter eiehty which 
Joined th^" homestead of the broth'^^r Andres. This land is located four miles 
north of Sacred Heart, Minnesota. Sin^e tney lived so near they could be of 
~uch heln to each other, ^'eighbcrs we^e fe"A' and towns fnr away and no roads 
at that time. 



Father's side 
Part 1 
Page e 

The nearest flour rill w.ts p.t '"illTiar, Minnesota, t distance o^ about 
'cty -iles, so tr.ey had ^o haul their wheat there to have it ground in- 
icfiour. Two or -.ore .T.er. frcn the same neiehborhccd Trould go together 
rtth=> s3T.-= tin? ir. order to h-='lp each other. The v.-s^or.s would get stuck 
irth" r:jd i". th^ sur.T.er tiT.e and vould hav= to be unloaded in order to - 
t« throurh and *h'=n rei.osded apain. In wi-ter they sc.T.=ti-i.es' v;ere caupht 
trn bad ppo": sto— - ?.cros3 the nrairies wher" hemes wer" fev: and far between. 
y^:-e rf^turn t^-io th'=' fcllowinp dav or t-o, th° va^cn'^ loaded with flour 
r other necessary succlies to last for several veeks. 

Some years their cror^s were destroyed by grass-horner? , which caxe like a 
)]ick clcud ov-r thpi^ fields, moving from olace to :-lace. Then ar-am at times 
thir f:elds would be swept by a orairie fir" which destroj-^'^d every thing in 
it. path. «s fuel was scarce and hard to get they sometimes twisted long 
eiiss into tight bundles to u e for fuel. Later they gathered wood from the 
giives along the river, severalimiles away. There were many trials and hard- 
sl.ps for these e'irly settlers, but in time conditions became better, as the 
Sii.waukee railroad was built and new towns sprung up near by. 

'tey grandparents had very little money so their new home on the prairie 
ir;! like that of manv others, built in a hill-side and called a dug-out, or 
sd shanty. Th«}' lived in it for some years with only the earth for a floor. 
3(ie times they walked across the prairie to Granite Falls, a distance of 
^)Ut four mil'f^s, carrying a few pounds of butter and some eggs in a basket 
J exchange for suoplies at the store. Thev had to wade across Hawk Creek as 
thre was no bridge at that time and no good roads. 

riur home tov;n in Norway was Vang and their home here was Vang township. Grandr<irnc« 
ftl^» died at the ase of eiehtj^eight years and grandmother spent her last 
yars at the home of her daughter Gro. She reached the age of nin ty years. 
Bth are buried in "estre Sogn Cemetery, near their old home, 
rsir children were: - 

Gro Gjevre Au-.Tast 10, 1R?'^-L'arch 19?.^ - age =5 years. 

Gulik 1'=''3 18?9 - age 65 years. 

Andris Januarv ?" ,loi2-"arch 21, 1P32 - age 90 years. 
'•■J:_^01e December 2-, I«i5-March 12, 192:1 - age 7^ years. 
^.' ( (died on day of his sistHr 

Li Gro funeral) 

Gunder April 12, l^^f-February 27, 1921 - aee 72 years. 



narrated by 
Alma. Js^L^^'' 



Father's side 
Part II 
Page 3. 

Icy father Gunder Helgesen '.Veflen, April 12, IP^iP-February '^ , 1921 xas 
born in Var.g, Valders, Morway. As a young man he learned the tailor trade 
in Norway as he was an apprentice .*'or an excerienced tailor, who travelled 
fron home to home ma'<ing clotning for all in the far.ily. In 1634 Gunder 
was confirmed in the Vang Church in Norway, together with a group of sixty 
or more ycunp people, who came together from a 1 ar?" district or "3ygd" as 
it was called. This grouo was made ud oi three classes, ha'-T-ng had instruction 
in their own locality during the year, '^en '".eeting for instruction they had 
to walk such a Ion? distance that it was necessary for them to remain over- 
night, so thev were given food and lodging and they walked heme again the 
following 'iz.y , in groups and always in fear of wild animanls alons? the way, 
which was alon? the mountain -side. On the day of Confirmation they were judg'='d 
for their ability in reading and knowledge. I was told by one who was a class- 
mate of his, that my father received the third highest rating in the class 
of sixty. 

He came to V.^inn'^shiek Count^', Iowa, in 1?6?, tog-ther wit', his parents and 
brother Ole. After working for some time in Northfield he was married to 
Marie Christine Carlsdaughter Aarnes in the 7<ashington Prairie Lutheran Church, 
nea" Decorah, Iowa on Acril 5, l''?'i , by the pioneer castor Vilhelm Koren. 
They were married on Easter Sunday following the morning service. They lived 
in Decorah a few years, where he vorked in a tailor shop. In the spring of ISPl 
with Clara, Carl and "enry they moved to Granite Falls, Ifinnesota, where he 
purchased a bVilding and started a tailor shop o^ his own, making suits and 
over-coats. For a few years they lived in rooms over the shop and then moved 
into a new home which he built in 18^7. After a few years he sold his business 
building and moved his shop into another building which he also owned. In 1900 
he purchased three eightys of land which had never been olowed. A grcve had to 
be planted and buildings ererted. Later he purchased another eighty ioming, which 
made a half section, 320 acres. 

Uy mother, Marie Christine Aarnes, January 7, lP52-August 23, 1921, was 
born in H-ikkedal, near Oslo, Norway. As a small child she came with her parents 
and other relatives to Win'^.eshiek County, Iowa, in 1^53, where she erew up, 
on h^r oarents farm, "'.'hen old enoiigh she had to work for neighbors, helping 
with the house work. She was nine years ol^i at the time of the Civil 'iVqr gnd 
remembered seeing rroups of men and boys wal'<ing oast her hom.e on their way 
to Cansing, Iowa, to enter into service for their country. Some of her relatives 
also fought in the Civil Vi'ar, The brick school-house, 3akke School in Fran'<ville 
townshiiD, where she attended school is still in use, (at time of this Trritin?) 
It was one of the earliest schools built in that Countv. Sh= walk'^d several 
miles to the parsonage, near the 'nashington ^rairie Lutheran Church for confir- 
mation instruction, travellins- over hills and ravines. She was con_firmed and 
married bv Rev. '^ilhelm "cren. 

Father and Mother are both buried in the Hillcrest CeT.^tery n-^ar Granite Falls, 
I/dnn'^sota. 

The children of Gunder andf^farie '.'('eflE'n are:- 
1. Clara Mathilda Ma-ch 6, lc75-Cctober 1, 1?25 - married in 1S07 to 
Adolf Os-,undsen d. 1929 

(a) Gunda i^arie Jostad Novemoer 26, iro^, named Hans 

Jostad d.Seoter.cer 11, 195^ 

(b) Olga Anitta E?r;^strom '-."■ syer L -^r i o , leZr-^aarried 

Leonard Berrstrom.- cnildren: Louise, Dorothy 
and Charl<='s . 

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Father's side 
Part II 
Page L . 



2. Carl July 25, lB77_\:arch 1, 1955, married in 1905 to Julia 

Peterson April 9, l=?2-i:3rch 1, 1956 

3. Henry Vfeflfn December 9, 1R7P, married in 15-12 to Elinor Johnson 

b..Vay 25,lfiPA-d.rv'y 2, 1954 

(a) Robert" Henry Julv 21, 1914, wife 
Meda Jertson -children 

Janice 3usann° July 19^4 
Craig AuEUst 2, 19^7 

(b) Esther -iarip, !^'arch ?, 1920, named Wayne 

Ekholr? 
Jennifer Elise 
L. Andrew Gprhardt, February 9, 1°«2 - Decenbpr 15, 19>9 

5. Albert Enil December U, 1583 

6. George June 11, ISeS-Julv 11, 1886 - first n-rson buried in 

Hillcrest Cemetery. 

7. G°orge May 22, 1°«7 - married in 1913 to 

V^rthelpna Soland, Febraary l^, 1S89- ^ 
December 21, 19^2 ^^i'^ - 

(a) Bertha L'arie /Huwst 26, 1913- c^- V*^ 
married Sverre Svenson 
children: Carl, David, Garj' and Richard. 

(b) Gunhilda Bernice, Aurust 13, 1915 
married V/illiam Densey 
children: Terry and Laurie 

• (c) Ruth Wilma, Auc'jst 29, 1922- 
married Ray Pankow 
children: Ronald Leigh, Linda ^arie 

nma Kathinka, V-ay 23, 1°90 
Norman Benjamin, July 13, 1093 . 



narrated by 
Alira 'iVeflen 



Mother's side 
Part III 



This information related by iLmanda Lien R^ch*^ grand-daughter of Jtaund 
'"'T^S^.^r ;^und Gulbrandsen Hol.,Septe.ber 18, ^^f '^^^ J^,;^:,, 

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tSSrra^' be t a bod/.uarrfo; the .xng. '-Military training was cor. 
l^^v twe a' t>^a' time/His discharge caoers, now o-.-ned oy a relative 

Carl's wife was Varen Karine and their baby da-rhter was L'axie Christine, 

""^ Tson'f A^unc and a daughter Greta Berg, are Jcr.wn ^° ^-^-^-^'li^time 
Norway. There were also several other -l^tives who ^^^^^ ;;;j^/l'\lTcl ,'' 
When they were about to l^-^e Korway '^J^^^^^^^l^ '^^/er to get a g^od 

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5-^ -hr?i^rift;f t r p; b- :j^;^ver^ 

Zl ^ro-K^Sy^lotSr "^^r^:::^^ ^^^ ^^ -v were given to 
othpr relatives and friends. 

hundred and sixty acres. 

^ ^f^^r.c -in IP/Q ♦-ut only ? fe^f Norwegians ca-Tie 
The land had ^-%°^^"/Ve%oi C ^1 Tv g^andfathe^, passed av.ay a year 
before the year of 1F51. ^^^e son Ca 1, ir.v gr , h^^ r.^nain^c on the 

after coning to Air.prica. A log ^^- ^f ^,^' J^^^ Vdi^Terent location on the 
fam for many years. A new house was ""f^l/^-.^f^^llTnlrv, wxth a shed 
farm and the log building was moved and made into a gr-^n..ry, 

on each side . 

Second narration by ■^'^^^-%^^'" ;^'^^';,^ father-in-law Arnund Holm moved in 
Grandir.other married again in IPSS and her ^^^/'YJ'' dauehtp-, V-s Nels 

1*56 to a farm, near Red ^ing, Vinneso a to 1 ve with a d-^^^^^^ 
Lien He also took with hira his daughter Anne, w.no wa. 
had Vraiysis, as she also was to make her home th^re . 



The young ne-.vly ra 

home 

was h 

ride 

the 



.rried ccuol=, Mr. and "rs.^/el. Li^n drove to thei: 




the way. Tne young <.uu^- V 7, ; '^.,. >,i=rVcr-ith wo-'- ir Grodhu» 

His children were: ^.^u„^n 

Carl Amundsen Aarnes ^f ^^t^N^lf Liel) 



Marthe 

continued 



Mother's side 
^art III 
Page 6 

Jieolene (i'j-s . Christian Fir.stad, F.ed Wir.p, Minnesota) 

inne /^flrire '-{oIti Red 7/ing, ^'innesota 

jreta Berg Norway 

K. son in Norway (name unknown) 



.Mother's side 
Part IV. 

ay mother's father, Carl Anundsen Asrnes, Niarch 1826-Cctober 1?54 was 
0:1 in Hakkedal, Norway. He was marrjed in Norway in 1P50, taking his 
is' s maiden na-n^^ Aarnes. His wife was l^aren Karine Aarnes, September 11, 
P3-June 2?', 1911. At th -- time of Grandfather Carl Aarnes death, a y=ar 
fBr his arrival in America, there was no cer.etery near and no church had 
«n built, so many of the Pioneers were buried in s place which is now 
aled Pioneer Cen-.etery. Very few markers were placed at that tim« so in the 
er 1PP7, relatives and friends of the pioneers erected a monument m their 
leorj' with thirty one names enpraved on it, one o^ these being mother's 
'atier's nama. L'ore then fifty had been buried there, but the names of some 
'ee forgotten, ''this is near brother George's far~. Ronnie and another boy 
loed the lawn there for a few years, before he left home for military ser- 
ie. In in«7 when the monument was dedicated, an all day program was h^ld 
dh about eight hundred peonle attending. The pioneer Pastor Vilhelm Koren 
ks the address. i<,„-'>^ 

tndmother's second husband was Cle Hansen, November 6, 182/,-September 10, ISU 
5also call<=d Aarnes, but used "Hanson'*' for his signature on paper? (strange?) 
hldren also used A.-;rn'=s name. Both heiiwaa^ buried at Decorah, Iowa. 
'i?t marriage children;- 

Marie Christine '.Vefl^n, Granite Falls, liLrneaota 

Annie Heioesness, Ostrander, Vlrnesota 
leond marriage: 

Caroline Swanson South Dakota 

! Louise Aim Decorah, Iowa 

Henry, Olaus, 'A'illie, Benjamin, Helena and Carl 



narration by 
la Weflen. 



/^l^^ 



hi- 

,,./^^" "■ Vj-s. Ole H. Aarnea 



5Iarnoi.- 5>n>tvu, ^J^e i^^ *J^rq.# 
fieii •2fl^e t^uiti. 'i jU '^^'V^ii r-'"-^ ■■'•^'" 
Street Wt I i'tir,! dVv ct ^.iv Uaere 
■Sngeleie. Gt ax'^rtctili/rlie i^r ^en 
bitefte eitttjaj fU 9>rtDe-> 2.b5. '-^T= 

bobc Dar fv1^r i Jilorge Sen Utc 3i.';n. 
1828, oij oynaaebe foaleb^;- Scti fieie 
Jllbcr at luviieii 83 ?Iar. *;niii DJr 
i ISoO bUvcn fliu met) llarl -Jlmunt= 
ien, bcr bjjbi; cUcrebc i lSr.4, citcr- 
labcnbe beiiLic incb to rmaari-icr. 
Zen cclbfic nf .iijie er nu iiirv. v. 
-^l. Si'cflcn bcr lior i Gk-anitt o-^I^-- 
iViiin., ben nnijfte er iKri. i--ciinc= 
neS of Ciiraiiber, SDIinn. vs l^-""' 
cIcD Jlfbt-'bc ijift nieb Cfe Viinieit 
?[arnefv, ber olH'vIeiun- hcnbe, og i 
bette fit JCiiilcfl.it Ij.rjbc !)im otic 
i'i)rn, fiDoraf to isbe i eu uicrb ?[[• 
ber. 2e ^5iellleLlen^o er '^.'Irc-. ^u^Iiu 
Smanfon, 'i'rilloii, 2. X.; .venn) 
Harneiv. 5:e['Iin, 2. T.: C. .C\ OUir- 
ncf-J; i'Jrv. tHirift. ~?l[in. Xecorafi; 
Sift, i'l.iniet'v, lm '•^'. .'O. 'I'iariicK-, 
?llten, Ticnt. ^'libobc i\ir en oeu' 
ncfirl .Qinnbc, ber til enfirer lib 
i^icriie i'a'.'be et flcbi Crb at ficie fine 
?fabcer lht i'efjenbte, oa, inbtil fin 
ftbfte 3n.jbein par bun, trobc- fin lu^ic 
i'Ubcr, let i'.ia ot'i"^n fom en Unsj- 
bow. 



Maren l^arine Aarnps, the wife of Ole Har.sen Aarnes died this morning 
June 29, ? at her hoT.e on Main Street, Decorah, Iowa, after an illness 
•f two weeks. A "mavetilf aede" (norweeian) was the direct cause of her 

death. , „ ., 

She was born in f.'orray September 11, 1B2P and reached the age of nearly 
83 years. In 1°50 she married Carl Amundsen (Aarnes) who died in 1?SA, 
lesTing her witr. two little girls. The eldest is now Llrs . (3. r<. neflen of 
Granite Falls, Minnesota. The second girl is Mrs. Hein:isnes of Ostrander, 
Minnesota. In 1«55 the widow married Ole "insen Aarnes, who survives her. 
Of this marriage there were eight children, two of whor. died ir. childhood. 
The living are;- Mrs. John Swanson, Britton, So. D?k., Henry Aarnes, ISTeblin, 
So. Dak., 0. H. Aarnes, iL-s . Christ M^l, Deccrah, Will Aarnes end B. H. 
>arn«^s of Alton, I'o-tana. The deceased was a friendly oerson snd always 
had a good to sneak of h^'r neighbors and friends. Before her last illness, 
regard! P3S of her age she could out-walk many younger nersons. 



Ole H. Aarn-3 



fauM £tcb t -:^u^!'.^;,u■^■':ra '''•''•^ J-|' 
•jei'jpu Ci:; T.-.iicr, i^r. -M j;^''' 
Gfin5. iUv.i ^:vm v^-.i ^'--t ■•>a,i: 
etivct c.^ 2L'vv.iu5:t;cuc':^ ^ ^>.|t 
norjTe SmiL'Jc'iv;':. 'I-.vkt x>; - ■ 

i iJirlcn. . 

faalebcS ntv-tcn S5 Jlnr iiainuiol. 
^an fo;u til Sin-iciM.F .-.rutM - 
1S53 ca br^'i^ I'^r imn ^.miuT. i;i- 

til r,au t i^^^o !:.'it;io til rcc.r>^;i. 

luHir bciu tibe;i ik-.c l^cA Vfji, ..••-■ 
VIci. i lS-5 ^iit incb -v;v:. ^"larcn 

Karl,' cf b^'b. r: ^rii.:^ cv: :r;i-?. 
Cfii-orinc -uad^i'. ^^' im -'•■'■•'^■^. 
rtai:-? ^[cii:i.^. ^^;-?- ^■'>'- -^'J^!' 
iiiillinm i^a 'i'c!!;.-:n;'u Vhr.ie?. ^n- 
^;-bo r-.r.ibL> i l-ma ^"'^ "'^''■^'' '■'''•■ y«»v 

•1I.-V i^^l'n 



The funeral of 01c H. Aames was held Monday from the home of his son- 
ii-law and dauehter, Mr. «• -Vts . Chris Aim of East Main St., Decorah. 
(iruch services were held at the Norwegian Synod Church. Pastor I. B. 
1)rri3on, officiated at the home and the church. 

The deceased was born at N.annestad, Norway the 6th., of November 1P29 
nd was near '^S years old. He cane to Winneshiek Countv, Iowa in the 
';ar of 18=^5 and engaped in farip.mg until 1PP9 when he moved to Decorah 
nere he resided until his death. Aames married 1B.S5 to I've . Maren 
.nundsen (Aarnes) rath who- he had 3ev°n children. One of these, sow' 
larl is deceased. Tne others are: Mrs. Caroline Swanson, Henry Aarnes, 
Irs. Chr. Aim, '.Villiam -ind Benjar.in Aames. The deceased had been ill 
or a long time. His wife died a few years ago. 

(19U) 



Mrs. Jens J. Heiir.snes, 



i'c: rafic 2otg Dqiaa i Cfn'anbcr og 
Cmcjn. ^a bet b!:i- tiefjcnbr, ar )irai. 
^>en-J ^v vciinc^ncic: rar Hcver rtif.Vr 
[•oti re.'' ^k'^c^ ^l:^. OSc ??;ai lUlG. 
Vun I-ar^c iltan:ci Iif: i ~i-iiitcr; men 
bat bog ciTc, tiibtil Inin nogle Siige fiir 
fin ?rJ fit ct Icr 2ra.-,tilfa'lbL og jiben 
e- lit. ~bei: ciibtc ficr.bc? S.ioii-'- -!t°- 
^ein;--;'.co iuiitc^ L'ccre fior oPet, bet tat 
Srb-r-hibfl.ii'et. I'om 'cm, og Tnin imcbcs 
faa ben mob (Tcrroicbrheb, cL'cilab: i 
^vCMi >;.Ti;bcv. "^>l\i fiar bobl ^eim 
giiHc ii;u 3ngelcie !or:", fagbe tiiin. 

JlfbiOe-S "l^igc^a»ll i'ar ilnrxa Jlnrncfl. 
ipun car fL'bt ben -9bo Ciici<ci 1S53 
paa iSiiiiuiigtou '^tairtc, i>innL'flricf 
(iountr, vxoltia, af oovixlbrcnc :Viaven 
or; Mail '?(anici-3. 2;;i Uiigboin tils 
biagic hiKi vaa famine Srcb. ,v>un rar 
bcbt J;iifcbag famine i'lar [i;m imt fobt, 
0^ foufirmeret Tbc CfioliL'r IbiiS. 

Sen ^Ote Seceiuber 1S7:> (i(eu Iiun 
(vgicriet til ^seiic. ^v .Oieini-r'ucfv- fta 
.fiol.'crcib. 'i'uimbarcn. 'i'loige. ^^ 1S7T 
fhutebc bet luuie ?iig:epav lil i'tiiiues 
fria eg bofa.-te fig Vita en ,"\,u:ii i i'ea- 
Ixt Jonuifhii', Aillmovc (ioiiiuti, eg i 
bctic Ioiinifliil.1 boebc [)nn til fu; Si<b. 
^icnbe-? ~4.1ovignng er bi'Dr faimct af ben 
cftcrlci'enbc VJuir.b, Ji-""-' \^- 'Oi.'iniC'r.cfS, 
og nf ik'rneiic, ber o!Ie k-ier. nemlig: 
v(uIi;:-5. foni Icl'cr pa.i gnmle .'ojenime-- 
fornicn, venni lei'cr i ll'iaion Ciitu, ^\a., 
SKrv. y. li. .oanio ni ^lei'ic-, SWinn.. 
Tizi-. ,\>. Ci. .vanfcn i ?iCino il'iinn., 
fbil'. nillmore tioiintn, ^.Vinn., fami 1- 
Srrret'.-rn. 'i'egva:'e!''en fanbi Sreb 
lirbcv 'tor ?eltagelie fva ritvanber 
OTcninl'i-bo Viirfe ben l.'ic iViai. 

i'. .-evuguebc foirciiebe teb 'iH'gral'cN 
fen. 

i!i ialMier TOr?. C''- weimnei-?; tbi 
ntc'^ fir ic;.'nc yunidt, nieb fir freibh-'c. 
Infc 3iiib, onr bet aliib irifeligi at 
mebe lienbc. JIii Iv.iler StPt'ct raa 
Citrauber ^.'^enigTicbc- ('Ua'Ji'Iab-? tit C\}' 
f-anbe!icn-3 il'ioigen. Wub gioe for v*c= 
fit Sft'Ib, at Bi ba allc fnnbc mpbci 
glabe, "eg ingen nf fere fa'.nic-SI" 

.Sb. 0. -?erg. 

("if.tiibiii.TLHT." liebei eivage beite.} 



A great sadness d-.»elt '.t Ostrander and Omegn upon learning of the death 
of Mrs. Jens J. Hel' sn-s on May 9, 1916. She had been ill during the win- 
ter, buthad inJDroTed and was attending to daily tasks of her home until a 
few days before her death when she suffered a stroke, her mind remained 
clear and she was prepared to meet her Savior. 

The deceased naiden nane was Anna Aames, birth October 29, 1953 at 
¥ashington Prairie, Deccrah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, '"^er parents were 
Uaren and Karl Amundsen Atrnea. She grew te wsrarliood here. She was bap- 
tized on Christaas Day 1P53 and cenfinr.ed October V, 1P6°. 

DeceiEber 50, 187S she married Jens J. Keiir.snes from Kolvereid, Nandalen, 
Norway. In the year of 1877, the young couple moved to yimesota and settled 
on a fam in Bearer towr.ship, Fillrcore County, where sr.e lived until her 
death. Her death waa a great loss and sorrow to her husband and fanily. 

I? i/ <-■' /^ (■ftye'»rvd.i:i 



m 



The children are:- 
Julius, whe lires ©n the home fanri, Henry resides at ^as»n City, Iowa 
Mrs. H. C. Hanso/.at Nevis, ydnnesota, F^is^re^SoaHrty , and 12 gr?-nd- 
children. ^■^'■f £^i^^->^^ /V^i-^i^--^ 
I The folloTfing message delivered at the funeral: 

We will miss Mrs. J. Heirr,snes with her lively humor, her 
cheerfulness, her daily thoughtful concerns of others, it was 
always a comfort to meet her. Now,- she rests at Ostrand->r 
Confreration Cemetery until the Day of Resurrection. God permit, 
for Jesus sake, that all of us may meet again, "none of us to be 
missed." 



H. J. Berg. 



Q 



Gulbrand Aarnea. 



©ulbbraiib OlarneS, ber. '"om tflr 
ncEDiit, ben 13be 5"ni bi.)i5e i iin 

Sorcnilnp. uar fobt i i->afei5a!cn ben 
lobe o^n. 1S17. od osuQ^ebc fajlc- 
bcv ben biMc Jtlber at ocer 94 iXar. 
4-1011 Fcm til Jlmerifii eg iicb'atte fig 
i J>ranFDiUe ioronflup nllcrebe i 
JSJ3. \aa liar, alvaa Dc;r ct reanc 
blanbr i'ltibngacrne i JiJiuncilieif (£0., 
og niaiigc ccir be Strabab'ci haii eg 
I)an§ .'gui'tni gjenneingif i vlabet af 
biiic T>Jrite '?(ar. Qor IS -^[ar iiben 
flqttcbc i^iiniilien til Xecoraf) Zoron- 
fljip, og be Wamle boeSe ftbcn l)o% 
©()nncn ilbumrb. "Ten alberftegne 
^uftru ii)iiie iibftc i^ititer, og fibfte 
Xor^bag, ben -lobe C'^nni. lagbcS 
gamlc ©ulbbran ti( vinle rcb ben= 
be§ Sibe taa Safiiington *13rnirie 
ihrfeganrb. ^pnit. 'i]. vToren uuTct- 
tebc i ^jenunei janil i rtirfcii og Dcb 



©roticQ.. 



Gulbrand 'arn^n' died June 1?. 1?11 nt *.h° homp of his son Edward in 
Decorah townshio. -'e was born January 1', If'l" at. Hakedalen, Norway and 
was oast 9^ years at the time of death. He imrr.ip rated to s.Tiprica in 1^5? 
and caiie directly to Frankville townshir, '.Vinneshiek County, Iowa and 
was one of the early Pioneers of the coirmunity. During their early years 
as a pioneer the husband and wife had to "^ndure the many hardships and 
problems. Eighteen yi=ar3 apo (1^93) the rusband and wifo rr.oved to Decorah 
township to make their home with their ^on idw.ird. The mother died m 
191^, during the winter. Last Thursday. June 15th., the elderly Gulcrand 
was laid to rest besides his wife at the Viashinpton Prairie Cem-ter\'. 

Pastor Paul Koren officiated at the services at th« home, church and 
graveside corjnital. 



ftrs. Gulbrand \ame3. 



2fe?. ©uMrcnb &. "^lazv.ci (f. 

iStgrtb 5'ar•^^artcr'l afiiif D^^b Tcbeu 

1)05' fin if^n G^^^a^^ Jlarncr paa ben 

gomic 2JiiIbcmrarrn i i'l.Trhi'bon iV 

Siecorafi Dn-jb-^j iib;tc II.to t ben 

'l)0i? ^llbcr af 9- "Xar. .'Oim iinobc 

tKErrt lengrfig^ioitxie en Lviijerc iib. 

STfbjJbe far f0bt i l"iran, ioaDL'- 

lonb, Saarcn 1819. vnn Men G'ft 

i 9^Drl:lc, c.T, -'ammcn meb fin lOuinb 

ubfonfirCbe Imn til Vlnicrifa i ISoo. 

2>e fom biu'fte IkTti[ Sinne'licif 

Goiinti), fvOTr be efter en iib fjiibte 

fii"! pkmn i ("^raitfiiiUe Xo>ui;'fn;\ ver 

I<oebc be, til be for nuiniie i!lar fiben 

fintteie til fin aen. '^'iri?. ?faruev 

crtcrlabct fia ^'■''nibeii fin O.Vaiib, fom 

tiu cr 94 ?Knr iiainniel, Oii Sonnen 

(Fbroarb iPt^nunie -Jihr*. .'oanc. ;1Kiiin' 

lien, "Iiir?. ?tiibre.ij 52anon, V-'cni* 

SI. Jlnrne?! 'A'tr-J. ^Tnn^i 'Ti. wroiv 

lurtb, aQe &oeu'be i pi-ranrpirfe Ijumi- 

f flip, Oil ^^Tf.^iare:l I'^.-i'uoivo.^v- 

coral). 2:^1 riMincr er ^ifi'C. aMih 
fPtcrlnbcr ii>i i^ian 2i1 -iHirue^orii o.i 

1 i'aruLvaniv i^arn. 
5.>eara'^''L"l''-'" forecif nnber ft^u 

2\^ltaiieli'e fm iya'!iiii,Ujn i'rair\e 

fiirfe i Xik^rbJiiC'. i^rti-ir i'anl Xorcn 

forrettebe. 



Mrs. Gulbrand G. Aarnea, born Siprid Larsdaught«r died at |he home of 
•r 30^, Edward Arn^s, on'the old Voldeng fann near DecorSh last yeW 
; Wednesday at the are of 92 years (1911) . She had been bed fast for a 

"lhe';:» bom in the soring of 1B19 at Gran Hakedal Norway. She var- 
ied in Norway and the young couole i^igrated to America 1^53 They came 

Irtng in f""-!^"' '»""^f.J^j5-'^^;^,^iii^'e,^%nd one gr-at grandchild, 
r r .1, ^af Itwnded by her r^iafiv,, and a large group of friends. 
■S^eral "r,^", ih"f colcted last Saturday at the Washington Prairi. 
.utheran Church. Pastor Paul Keren officiating. 



f/iht-K^ t'h'h CH^i^^M flt^oiU)^ 



Ander? ,- sen of 

;"ulcran-l and Si?ri Asrn^s 



Carl Erdl Clsen Aarnes 



Hellir.?. 0l3 inuf:ht?r Asrr.^s 

Arril 2, l°65-Cctc--r ?, 1°6« 



Enpebret G. :^^olan:i 

Nov'^mb'^r 25, l = ?Z-Dcc-iT.ber 6, 1901 



Eli Solind 

Maj 12, IfiSe-Noveib^r 17, If'VS 



Maria Kristina CjtI sdauEjht^r Barnes 
Jnnrary 7, l^'Sa-August 1921 
To ^mftrica sprine- of 1B53 

Wedding Aoril 5, 1«7A 



Wothsr's nar.e P.emir-.e 

Guilder Kelgfson 'A'eflin 

Anril 12, 1«^9-February 21, 1921 

birth at Vang, Valders 

L'oved to Gr?nite Falls, Winn. IBPl 



liiaren Kar^n Aarr.es 
'•■eptemb^r 11, about 1^27 
Died Jul- 1?1^ 



Ole Hansen Aames 



Anders H. '.Veflen 

birth at V'=np,V,3ld-rs , Norway 

June 25, lOAZ-March 21, 1952 

To America '°66 

I'oxed to Renville Co. 1972 

Mother's narre Rem-e 



Carl A. Aarnes /-^^^ Q^-yM--'-^ 

March l«26-Cctober l^SL 

To Aierica spring 1!^55 

Grave 3. E. Corner Decorah Twr. by Pioneer .Monument 



J 



iagdalene (Egg?) Soland 
lay 9, lPS:-September 1885 



iulbrand .i^ness 1"17-1&11 
,iri 1B1?-1911 



Xlward G. Arness 1PS6-1919 

Jinnie V»ld?ns; I'^S?-!-?? 

lilbert Arness 1°8'7-1918 

Jela A. Arness 1889-151'^ died and buried in France, 

irsves at A'ashingtcn Prairie Cemetery 



Burials 
j«uis Arness Decorah Lutheran 



frs. Andreas Larson North Washington Prairie Cemetery 
frs . Anna Krogsund h « n « 

lirs. Hans Rognlien « h « h 

ilrs. Henry Busness 



SOURCES 

INTERVIBIS: FREDRICK J. HANSEN 
FLORINE M. HANSEN 
MARIE HANSEN 

LEHERS : ANN WEFLEN 

MABEL SANDVI6 



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: SPECIAL USE OF ANN WEFLEN'S FAF^ILY HISTORY 
PARTIAL USE OF TERRY HANSEN'S FAMILY TREE 



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col lect ion. 




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