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

Digitized by tine Internet Arcliive 

in 2010 witli funding from 

CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Researcli Libraries in Illinois 



http://www.archive.org/details/rockvalleyfamily07rock 



Rock Valley College 

Educational Resources 

Center 



HARRIGAM, ROY CLIFTON, 1923- 



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

^r Contributor to the f^OCk Valley College Family History Collection: 

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



SURVEY **A-,VV:;V-,'cA;VAA*iV;'.-;VAA;V>'rAAA:';-,'c; 

OFFICE USE CODE 



rour name ^"^^i- ^ TA^^^^a^^Z^ 



Yc _^ 

Date of form' JWj^ "i ,,^44 L * ( I D /^ ) 



2. Your college: Roc K Valley f.ol lege ■■• (ID // ) 

Roc kford, Illinois 

*]****;■; ;V ;';;■; ;'c ;•: ;'c iV ;■; .V A ;V :'; ^V A ;'; ;V .V ;V v'c ;■: V: 

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

Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 



t--' 



1850-1900 1900 or later 



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

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

South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., 5.C.) t^E ast South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , K>fc 

West South Central (Ark., N.M., Tex., Ok.) East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 

Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 



5. Please check all occupat i onal categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

v^ Farmi ng Mining ^ S hopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation ^Big Business ^Manufacturing 



Professions Industrial labor i/^ Other 



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

V^ R oman Catholic Jewish ^Presbyterian v/^ Methodist 

^Baptist Epi scopal ian Congregat lona 1 Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon \/^Other Protestant Other 



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

^Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

^Jews Central Europeans \/'^ltalians Slavs 



\^ Irish British Native Americans over several generations 
East Asian Other 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

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



Photographs Maps Other 



<l 



I. FAMILY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

• W^m& /yiicH^f^-uT /-f-/^/Z/2/S-/f/o J'/^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death Cp/4//^5S 

Place of birth Po^^J ?/^r/^fc/< A'o / eifl/J/Q Q Date of Birth '7/^^//^7C 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st /^^/e/D/^/2- Dates ^ 1 st 0ouJl-//UQ. ff'^^f^AJ l:f<j. D ates 

2nd y.^0Ctr/2iJ ,S72>/e^<^<c^/^'^/9 Dates '^ 2nd -fJ^o^ T£/^ AJ Dates I'^cQ 7 

3rd S/^w /y}/ LL <^Ouj/Ui^/i,l Dates ^ 3 rd T^c; V' 'fE^J^ Dates / ?<3o^ 

'4th Dates Ath Dates 



Re I i g i on /%e7/y^Z7/3r~ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Co/AJ C^c/ S of- 

y^/D^^JC/? ^ 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother ^^^^^^.^ 6^ye^^/^j /^^ '^^^^ P / ^f::r~ 

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

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name C /^^iSTz/v //) C^'^e/^AJ Current Residence »_«_-. 

I f dead, date of death •? / 76 O ~ 

Place of birth '&ouJl~ir^S- &-£B£/0 jt'^ Date of birth ^ / S' 7 L 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Hoc/^^ UJ/ /^j^ Dates .^ 1st ^ ^Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

'♦th Dates '♦th Dates 



Re 1 i g i on /^ ir T/f O p / ST- 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. .'^ /^'OfJ^ 'T'H/l'T^ 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r ^^,^/^/t;g .^^^ ^^/ ^y DATE ? /S'fS 
^''^^'' lh%na'tHfl«fhI^^§a£g'§?^tl'.^§ pigi^U-^)! stepmother or another relative gi 



ve 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



N.inic 

I f dead, dale of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bi rth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

'♦th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



1st 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
'tth 



Date of Bi rth 



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 grandmother 



^S^i 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion (s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 



_Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



Re 1 igion 



Current Residence 



Date of bi rth 



vocat ional 



col lege 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



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



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 



Name 'T'/^O/V/^S /^^ / L.^^ Current Residence 

If dead, date of death _///p/ (^ 3 

Place of bi rth ,^/£^jL/=oor ^/9/^^ 7'/^A//U Date of birth '^/^''/'^ 7^> 
Education (number of years): 
grade school 7 high school ^ vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates ^ 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st ou^yG ^oy,^^^ s Dates //f^' ^ 



2nd 



Dates 



_Dates 
Dates 



4th 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on //)d^T//c> ^/-^ T 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. /i/o/Us^- ///^ fr/}/^/L-^ 

Place of marriage to your grandmother -^^/ '^PS^X^/kJ /f^^^ /^oT T^/Ua.' date /(>!i4/l '^op 
Note: If your mother was raised by a step f a cti e r o r anot i ie r r e l a rl ve ( t o ag e 18^ — ^■^'-^ 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 
Grandmother (your mother's side) 
Name /^/ a^a^/^ T/Zq /t] /^vJ o /O Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death ^/,^ /^fT 

Place of bi rth yfeg^/Cgig-T- ^/'^z- Ti^/O aJ ^Date of birth ~^/'^^// yS"^ 

Education (number of years) 
grade school ^ high school /■'g vocational college 



Occupat ion(s) 
' 1st //oU^^ u.'/hiF 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates i'^oQ 1st TTo ^ T^A) /O Dates [^ 1^'-^ 



2nd 
3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



2nd 



3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on /V ^P~r//o f^/ ^T 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. A^c^y^^^ - /-//-^ ^3 CH/LO/r/u 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r /^^^yg^/^g;/" >i^/<e2^ /3^X^.^' d ate /^ '//■>? ^~ 
Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 18) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



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

^'^"^ ^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 



I'l.K,.' .,( hillh 

Idiu.ition (niiinlxT of yc, i ■, ) 
(| r.i<lc ',( li<)(» I 



D.iU- of hi I ih 



Occupat ion (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



choo 1 


vocat 


on.i 


1 






col 1 

JIDEN 
ng h 


^qc 


Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 

1 


RE 
eav 


CE 

ome) 
Dates 


Dates 


2nd 














Dates 


Dates 


3rd 














Dates 


Dates 


'ith 














Dates 



Re 1 i gion 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother ~*" Hate" 



D-2 Stepgrandmother (your mother's side) 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Place of birth ^ Date of birth 

Education (number of years) ' ~~~~ — — — — _ 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'^t [ Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd 



3rd Dates 3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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

Place of marriage to your grandfather ~~~ Date 



^ 



CHIfcDREN of A & B (or A- 1 or B-1) - your father's name should appear below 

Name >^/"// z^/^^' /yy9e^/4/?/U 

Place of birth {^oluL/aj<^ (S^/e/F/^/p /r'^ date ~^//^ ///"f/ 

Number of years of schooling ^ ^^ Occupatibn HoU3^ cc'/ /=^y^ 

Ke%\<ience ^oujJ-//ua (y^/^^^^AJ /TP' Marital Status P 

Number of children ■p^^^t-^-^^^^ ' 

Name ^'^y^^ A ///?/E'/3/^/}/o 
Place of birth /3o to/ /A,'£/C/ef= 



/3oix;L//u^ (^/e^s^yo A-^ d ate ^ / S'f 7- -^ /^<^ 6 

Number of years of schooling P / g_ Occupatibn /='/9/C/y7jF/^ 

Residence 7^^ T^y^-j^ Marital Status ^ 

Number of chi ldren _.^,^>At;:4^ " 

Name RoB ^/J^/l' /^/9^ yQ / ^/^/jJ 

Place of birth BqixjU/oc ^yps^AJ at W date ////- A^/^e^^ /^63 

Number of years of schooling /^L- Occupation Bu^S//i'/ESJi /^y^AJ 

Residence T^t:?^ Z^A/aJ " Marital Status P 

Number of chi ldr6n ^ ' 



Name ^o <r^ ^ //^yeye/^/fA.> 

Place of birth £;ouj/,/a^^($!^^^/l; /^ ^ d ate CiuQ 1 1^ j I f 1 ^ 

Number of years of schooling /p (^ccupat\6h c/^/e/=^/L —jSC 

Residence i^ocJpr^c^£> //jy^yyua/s M arital Status -^ 9^/6 S 

Number of children tZoq, -r/t^/2i^ - c/^'^ /?/^€> 

Name^ .^ 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatibn " 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren — — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth Jate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of school Ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren — — — 



Name^ ^ 

Place of bi rth ^date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ~~" 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren .— — _ 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residenc e — Mar i ta l ^f at-ng 

Number of L ll Mtl r HM ■ ^^arital Status 



CHILDREN of C and D (nr f-l n i 1 . . 

ana u lor (. I, D-l)-your mother's name should appear below 



N.iinc 

f l-i' '• of hi r fh — — 

Nu-nh<T <,\ y-if, „( schooling 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ' 



Name 

P lace of b! rth ~ 

Number of years of' school ing 
Res i dence 



Number of ch i Idren 



3. 



^4. 



Name 

Place of" birth ~ " 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ~ 



Name 

Place of birth ' ~~ 

Number of years of" school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years o^ schooling 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren " 



7. 



Name 

Place of bi rth " 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ~ 



Name 

Place of bi rth " " 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ~~ 



9. 



10. 



Name 

Place of bi rth " 

Number of years ot school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Number of children 



d.ile 



Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



date 



ccupat ion 



Mari tal Status 



Marital Status 



date 

"Occupat ion 



date 



Occupation 



Marital S t a t us 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupat ion 



date_ 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



_ date 

Occupat idn 
Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



Ma r i t"aT Status 



date 

_ Occupatidrt 



Marital Status 




date_ 

Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C.I, D-l)-your mother's ruvne should oppear b 



■ ^•""" J^/??^^ kJ/ ^i/r'^ p^ id/i-/rs 

■f Miiinlj<T mI y.ir ■, of school itiq - 

Niimhrr ol ch i 1 dret) ZHZZH ' 



'' p^c //: /f.Ai' 



Mari tal Status 



Occup at i on pj^/y _jyjy t^ ^^ /^,a y^ 



H.M:\<- 



^^l^AJ 7x7/ / ^^ 



Number of years of school inq 



years of schooling /-^ ■^ /^/6/?l?E^ 
Residence 7;g^9> T^yj aJ MaritaT Status ^ ^'^'^es 



date ^/^/^ /^ /^.j^x 
Occupat 1 on //^//^^ oj//^^ 



Number of ch i Idren /QaJ Jr~ 



Name Y/h/>1/^6 /^ / / ^3 J~/P 

Place ot birth T£o ^ a^A)AI 

Number of years of schooling y77? /ff /^/^Qp' 

Residence Pj_p/^/; yA 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



date V//^///- /C^/^/<i,C 
"Occupation p^^i/ /- P/C/<^F?^ 



-^JJL. 



arital Status ;Zo 9^^^ 



ace <A birth ^p., U T^AJ/lJ 



Number of years of schooling yy77> ^^£1/^ P ^ 



Number (jf ch i Idren O AJ E^ 



date /^pe//_ /3. /9/7 
Occupation /j^^7>;;/, ^^^SV 



Marital S t a tus / g i^^s' 



Nan. ^/IL^ £^^/^^ /.^.V ^^ 

Place of birth _ 7-^,,(7 y-^^^^y date ^^-^^^ /$^/^ 

Number of years of schooring ^-77^ ^/ ?^/^^ Oc cuna t i on ^t^.:./!.,,^ 

Residence /^^/r /?^/V-/^ "-'--■ - ■ ■ .. _ ^2£^^222:1^£^ 

Number of ch i Idren -/~l<J n 



Marital Status ^;7 f^< 



Name C^/^£/.^S CU. j/J/^^S 
Place ot birth -T;^^^ T/^aJaJ 
Number of years of school ing I! 

Residence • ^ 

Number of ch i Idren ~ 



Marital S t a t us 



date O^Tj^^. /^/f 

Occupa t i on p/j^n /Vo<-' C-./97V 



P lace of birth -7;^^^ -J-^/U/lJ 



Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren 



dat 



e OCT' ^9_ /9/^ 



Oc c upa t i 6n o//^a 0<^7-/C . / fyj- 
Marital Status _. 



Place of birth -t:^^^ -TIB/iJaT 



Number of years of school Ing 
Res i dence 



~date ,^/Z/v 9, /9^9 



Number of ch i Idren 



Mari tal Status 



gcTupa t i on /jyy^O j~C7/U^ ^ / 9yr. 



Place or birth -7:^^^^^ j-,^Xm7 
Number of years of schooling 



Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



date /^/Z)>' 9. /fof 

Occupat I on ^y^^ Z;^/?-^ /o /9/ / 



Marital Status 



Name Z^Z^/? ^ { ^J/ /.^^ 

P 1 ace of birth -yieo// T/ ^ /UaJ 

Number of years of schooling /^7% ^y^/g/y'^' 



Res i dence J^^i^ 7~^/V^lJ 
Number of children o 



Occupat i on ,rtj^/S^^ 



Marital Status 3o^,e^ 



I 



CHILDREN of L and D (or (-1, D-t)-your mother's n.n.e should appear beiow 

'"■■"■ ''' '.Cfioolltui Or, Mn.ll r,n D ^/? .^^^ 



Niiirilior of ch i 1 dreri PqC/ /^ ' — ^ 

Plric- of fjirth Tj^n U n-J^AiAl 



, ",' "7"^^^' 7?^^/ T^^W elate ^c^AJe V /fp_<r 

Number of years of schooling 777;^^^/?^ flccupat i on ^z. ^ ^^.-., ^^^ 

Residence 7;g^^ ^-^^xc/ ' "^ Mar i ta I S t.rn. ^ ^T^T^^ 

Number of ch i I dren TuJ q (-f-^ 

Place of birth_7^^^ 7-^^^ - date ^^/^^/^^^^ Z^^.;^ 

Number of years or schoo I i ng .<Z7. ^^^^^ _ ^ccupafi^T^ ^l^^ ,^,,^^ ^ T^^^I^T^ 
Residence ^oc^/=b^-^ j lL Marital Status ^i^ ^^ r 

Number of children jy^£^^^ ^ ' — '^— 



Name 

P 1 '' ^^ ''^ '^''-f' date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mar i taT"Statu5 

Number of ch i 1 dren ~~ 



Res i dence 
^umber of chi I dren 



Res i dence 

Number of chi Idr 



Name 

Place of hi rth ^^^^ 

Number of years ot schooling "OccupaTT^ 

^^-^^^^^^^ Marital Status 

Number of ch i 1 dren ~ 



Name 

Place of bi rth ' ~~ ~" date 

Number of years of schooling " UTEITp a t i oTT"' 

"^""^^"^^ MaritaPstatus 

Number of children . 

Name 

Place of birth ~~ ~" ' date 

Number of years of schooling ^Occup^tTo;^ 

Residence ~~ u ■» i c- ^ — r 

y, , r — r-T-n — Marital Status 

Number of children • 



Name 

Place ot birth '^aX.^ 

Number of years of schooling P^upati^ 

l^^l^^''^^-—- Marital Status ' 

Number of children 



Name 

Place ot bi rth — ^^ 

Number of years ot schooling Occ upation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth ~~ ~ — — — , 

Number of years of schooling Occupatip- 



Marital Status 



Your Father 



Name ^o9 C H^feieflA^ ^£. Current Residence 

klf dead, date of death ^//ff//g^^ 

Place of birth ^gaj/-/A^^ (^/^^^A/ /c^>^ ^Date of birth fU\-(\^ (^ /l^^ /fff 

Education (number of years) ~ —————— ^ ^/^ 

grade school high school /o vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ _ (after leaving home) 
1st \rAKt^t^ Dates 7 1st BdlcLiio& &^B^/0 D ates 

2nd Cfif^PFNTEfj Dates 7 2nd /^t^,^/ ^/^ jj^^ c^^ J^u D^ttes /^ / ^ 

lx<^ C^/yi£/^r /^/^So/O Dates 7 Ir^ UiPd^/JlS IZaJcI Dates / ? ^^ 

^tU Cfi/^F^AJr^^ WP^ D ates i^th ^Ock'I'O'^O, l^L. Dates 1^33 

•Religion /y^^THoP'-sT 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. pe^oC/5/^re 

/V^^y cuus, OFuo " — ^ 

Place of marriage to your mother C/aj/qa^ Cl^ / /~i^ T/^Ay'AJ d ate S/.^ //?/ 9 

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

Your Mother 

Name ;^«g/^/? C^/AJC^/vT CU/l-^<, Current Residence 

If dead, date of death '^//o /&o 

Place of birth 7:^^^ T^/^^ Date of birth ^ / /C //<^PZL 

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



~? 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st WoaS^ LUifE Dates 3/3// 9/9 1st T^oV TBIO kJ ^Dates_ 

2nd Coof^ Dates ^/'^ /^O 2nd Rocjc:' ^O/^p i i_i ^Dates ^ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



Religion iriBTIioDiST 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. D E (Yi o C /£ /^T'£' 

AJ/f'^'/ C/~uS ■ 

Place of marriage to your father a/ /i// qaJ <^ /Tiy T^/UA^ _ d ate ^/A//'^/^ ~~' 

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



^ 



E-1 Stepfather 

Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth^ ^Date 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 ^3rd ^Dates 

Ath Dates ^itth ^Dates 

Re I ig ion 

Pol i ti cal* part les , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother DatT" 



F-2 Stepmother 

Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd ^Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd ^Dates ^3rd Dates_ 

Re I I g I on 

Political party, civil or social c lubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your father date" 



CHILDRtiJ of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear beli 
Place of birth T/i^O^ T^A-^AJ 

I; 

Numbei 



lumber of years of schooling /^ 'r^/^^ 
TlOO 



i dence /^/^/^//^^ 
iber of en i Idren 



'/A^^ U^/^C 



Date of birth .^^/Aj'^ Z-^, /fJLg 
Occupat i on ^5>^Z^3 /?-)/P^AJ 



Marital Status /V^/C/^ /e^/J ^o (^/^s 



Name KAT/^£^/£aJ /-OU/^j£- /^/g/e/^/f'A ^ 
Place of \>\rX.\\ ^£.oy ys^AJAj 



Number of years of schooling j j-'/^JS 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



"OaFe of birth ^^^C ^^% / 9,^/ - 



Occupation 

Marital Status 



Name /<'o'r' C /^/9^/e/^^/V ^/^ 

Place of birth y/eo^ TlEyUAJ 

Number of years of schooling ySi~y^s 



Res i dence /^o<^^/~o^£>^ /^/-/ajo/s 
Number of children c>aJ^^ 



Date of birth QCT JZ^o^ /9^B 

Occupation 7v?>9'c?///g^/g" 



Marital Status /T^/f^yC/^/o,' O'^T /9. / f'/^^ 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Date of bi rth 



Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



Occupat I on 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Date of bi rth 



Number of chi 1 dren 



Marital Status 



Occupat lOn 



Name 



Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Date of bi rth_ 
Occupat ion 



Number of ch i Idren 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Date of bi rth 



Occupat I on 



Number of ch i 1 dren 



Marital Status 



Name 



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Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



Number of children 

lii. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family ^Ta willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and administratiye 
rights/ to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinoj^s 




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Same of the older dates in 
this manuscript are incomplete, 
I was told that the only uiay 
my maternal and /Eternal grand- 
parents kept records, such as 
birth and death, uas in the 
family bible. In the year 1930 
the home of my mater^'^al grand- 
parents uas lost due to fire, 
and all their peEsonal belong^^5 
Ljere destroyed. 



The follouing people were extremly 
helpful in compiling the material 
for my family history. 



1. Mrs. John 6d. Huey, my aunt, 
and sister of my mother. She 
is living in Troy. Tenn, 

2. Mrs» Fred Austin, my aunt and 
sister of my father. She is 
living in Bouling Green, Ky, 



FAMILY HISTGRY PROJECT 



MR. SCHDU 



UNITED STATES HISTORY lLk3 IMAC 



IIMDEX 

1, Genealogial Oiart, 

2, Map of Tenn. and Ky.. 

3» Children of Maternal grand parents.. 

4, Children of ^^aiternal grand papents. 

5, Statics of parents and grand parents, 
6. Short story of family history. 



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THE IRONY OF IT ALL 
LIFE HISTORY OF ROY C. HARRIGAN, JR. 

It has been vrritten. that time alone can solve most problems, 
or within time people will forget their problems and misunderstandings. 
This holds true as far as my forefathers were concerned. 

I woTild like to take you back in history to the year 1851. The 
place is Down Patrick, Northern Ireland. It is a clean little 
town 25 miles southwest of Belfast. Our major concern is not of 
Down Patrick, and in the fact it lays peacefully in a small cove off 
the Irish Sea, but of a large family living in a whitewashed stone 
house on the outskirts of Down Patrick. The family's name was the 
Michael T. Harrigan's. (ify great grandparents) 

Most Irish farmers have a large family to help out on the farm, 
and as was the custom after the death of the parents, the farm 
would belong to the oldest living child. Hjr great grandparents 
had six children, and again as was the custom, if the first bom 
was a boy his name would be Michael Jr. So in 1876, a son was born 
to Mrs. Harrigan and he wooild be named Michael T. Harrigan, Jr. 

Life is not too good for the Harrigans, they are poor farmers, 
and find it extremely hard making a living in Ireland, they did 
not know what to do. They didn't want to move to the city because 
all they knew was farming. The answer finally came in the form of 
a letter. Friends of theirs had moved to America and wished they 
would move also. They wrote that America was beautiful and it was 
a dream come true. They said that they were making a real good 
living on their farm. So in 1879, after selling their farm in 
Ireland my great grandparents sailed for America. 



JLiA TI 10 ITIOS'I aHT 
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, smoUcric ieom svXoc n^o .'^noXc^ ^'ji i^riJ' .ns.j'Jx'iw naau asri il 
JSnihfiGd-aiJ^biwgxri ijrts amfllc'cna liariJ^ ia^^co'i Ilrw alaoea amii aidiiv zo 
.bemsor.oo aisw siatiialsio'i ■"■on ae 'xhI 3fi 9ir:o aMcH clrlT 
?r!T .IciSJ. 'TPsy arid' Ov* y^roi .xti rLc rforacf iroy oMsi o.t 95(il fa.iJjow i 

9loi.:I no?"l3 8 er i-I .bnel+il ntarid-ioH .jioJ^ir.^ rkoQ 2x aoslq 

o ion EX maonoo '.otGn tiiO .isfi'ilsa lo oHswriiuoc a^Ixm 5^ rtwoi 

■:'io-9vco Ilsraa r at rllxr^possq avF;! is: ios: orij- R.n bna .jJoxtiRH rrv.'oQ 

9noi.i bsHaBwaixdw k nx linJ-viL ylxmst oaisl a 'to iutf .bsS d2xil aii& 

add aev -)rr;8n 3'v.Ixmel nc'T .jIoxtJ-s^ nwoC io oiixjleiuo arfi no oec/ori 

(Eina-tjf.acnen:^ issi:^ yM) .a'aB'^iiiei; .T IsBrioiil 

.tn-in'l orlu no iyo aXeri oj- vixmsl or.isl e ov«n 3'i?>mTi5'*. nsxil iaoM 

rni^l odd- .ctnf^T?"': srlf lo riissb arli lai'Io mnd-ct/o srii bp.w ar. ijns 

3in3i.'abnRi5i isai^ yi^ .falxrio .'jnxvxl if;f»Mo adi at "inolod Mcrow 

n-'a-f v+tJixl sriJ ;x .mojam srli 8bw a-; nxs'^s bns .n^iblxrfo xxs bfid 

rttoif 3SW r.ov. r , ^V8I ni Oc .no X^srioxM 9d rlx/cw 9msn 3xn yocJ a anv 

.'tJj .n'nxitsH .T Issdoi:.' '"smfin sd bIi;ow id bnri ni?"xiiBH . jtM oJ 

.G'iofri'irtl loorj et& ysrii .snejixTiiiH sriJ- io": boos ooi ion ai a'ixJ 

■ bib ysrii .bnslail nx 'inxvxl b j^^^m fc-tsd yxorasiixs ix hnil bnp. 

r52xr-D9c' vixn odi oi svom oi inr-.w i^aiib ysriT .o,' ci ir-dw wonM ion 

o mo'!: osli til "^mso yllaru'' iswanr, sdT .r.rixmir?. e.r.vr W5>n>t yadi lis 

Yodi bariaxvf bne GOxnamA o.+ i->svon liRrf anxsdi 'to sbnnxiT .-loiiel s 

?..?w ix bnn lutliused asw eoxTsmA isrii sicrrw y^dT .csIr pvom bJj/OK 

; OCT Isei r; Tjnxjfem antsw ysrii isrii bxsa ysriT .sini .)moo mea-ib r, 

nx miB'i irsrii i^nxlloa nails .PV8X nx Oo .mto'i tipdi no nnxvxX 

• soxicwiA lol baXxBy 3in?tiRCfbiir,iT4 iRST^^ -..-ni InRXs'iI 



Northern Ireland is two thirds Protestants and one third 
Catholic;^, and all Protestants have no great love for Catholics. 
So when their friend wrote that there were no Catholics living in 
Bowling Green, Ky. , they decided that there is where they wanted 
to live. I never have found out just how they arrived in America 
or how they got to Bowling Green, but there were hard and constant 
delays. When they arrived in Bowling Green, Ky. , they contacted 
their friends. After much talk about Ireland they are told that 
with the anio\int of money they haT«( a large farm is out of the 
question. So they settle for a 45 acre farm with a log cabin, a 
small shed and a lot of trees set in a small peaceful valley. 

For the next five years the family gr(fitf/ in size and the 
45 acres start to look like a farm. They had to clear the trees 
and plow the field. At first they planted potatoes, but were 
told cotton is the best crop to make money, so potato farmers 
are transformed into cotton growers. 

The year is now 1888. and Micheal Jr. is twelve years of 
age. He attends school in Bowling Green and rides one of the 
plow horses 10 miles per day to and from school. He has a con- 
stant companion every day, a very pretty young girl, whose parents 
own the farm next to theirs. Her name is Christenia Jean O'Brien 
(ray grandmother) . For five years they attend school and help 

their parents on the farms. Both parents agree that they should 
marry, as was the custom in Ireland. And you know they were 
correct, for in 1895 at the ages of twenty they were married. 
They both decided to stay with her parents imtil they could save 



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.aoi AO't.'l'^O lot svol .tfs^ir on svsri ainrj-aeioiT IIr b«s .^orlcriJ'ey 

nJ nnrvx.r. aoxIoriJ-fiO on siaw aii'rij Seiii dJoiw Lnsxil lisriJ^ nariw oti 

f -insw YS-'^J o'lariw ax s'lerfi ^srii bsbxoafc YsriJ , .v^I ,^e^^0 ji[nxIv,'o6 

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j'uc?d-3noo cria frrsri ^^^w siorii iucf ,^9a^0 ? nflxod o;f- ios y^"^ ''f^ to 

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isrii bS.c;i etr, yori^t bnr.IvTtl J-.trod!? >!Ip.i liouBi 'r9J'"lA .^Imaint ixarii 

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■^.fsniiBt ciBiot. oj; .ysnom e?I«fn o>t <icrT3 ia<K;' orict ax noHoo I loJ 

.afr.woti nod-uco ocfnx bsimct^nsivt 9ir 

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-trf-' ' o r-no agbxi tns n99iO snilwoS nx Ioorio« abnoiip. sH .sj^r 

-itoo =: :)";rl sH .loorios tnotl bnc oJ ynb iscr .^;->I.':m 01 39.3iori woCrr 

Jdristsq 9ko('w . Jlit", snxron/; yiioTq yisv .^ .ysb yT9V9 narnfirrmoo inpii.T 

n:'xi*^['0 nfv^L RcnflJ-RXiriO ^si: 9mBn laK .atxariJ at ctxan m-ifit edi iwo 

olsri bn- looiioe bnn&AR y.-i'J aifigy flvxt to'? . (isr.'icanbnsi?; -vp) 

bluoris yerii cterii 99tik ainsiBq riioS .nmT?'^ s.dJ- no aj-nsisn ixo.if 

ot:9w yoffi wQrD( iroy LnA .fan«l'>il nJ; moctstro sn'i 3i?w 3r .'VTrisni 

.boxtiRm aisw ysrld- yJriawi to asas yrf;J iR ?96I nx lot ios-non 

5)V6.=: bluoo yariJ' Ixinrr Sonai^ci lori rfJrw yr.,t3 oJ- habiosh dJai vsriT 



enough money for a dovm payment on their own farm. Micheal Jr. 
works hard on both farms and also does odd jobs. In I896 their 
first child is bom, a girl, her name was Ruth Ann after her Mother 
and aunt. 

In the fall of I896 great granddad and great grandmother were 
in Bowling Green for supplies. The weather was bad, it had been 
raining for almost four daj^ and there was flooding and small land 
slides. On their return trip oneof the horses slipped in a hole, 
the wagon, horses and my great grandparents fell over a cliff and 
into a swollen creek below, both of them were killed. Now Micheal 
Jr. had an extra burden placed on his shoiilders. Not only did he 
have his own family, but also his younger brother and sister to 
look out for. He decided to move back to his parents one room log 
cabin. This would be their home for about 5 more years. In 1897 
a second child was bom, it was a boy and his name woxild be Clsrde 
Arthur Harrigan. Again in I898 another son was bom to the 
Harrigans he was named Rob Allen Harrigan. Finally in 1899 their 
last son was bom, he was called Roy Clifton Harrigan, my father. 
Granddad now had nine mouths to feed, and a one room log cabin was 
way too small. He makes a decision that one day would unite my 
two families. He decided to move to a small town and open a 
grocery store. He was told the town of Troy, Tennessee needed 
one badly. After a short period of time he sells his farm and 
packs all their possessions into two wagons and started the one 
hundred and fifty mile trip. The trip takes almost two weeks, 
mainly because of the young children. When they finally arrive 
in Troy they find a store had opened up just three weeks before. 

Granddad saw that the town was too small for two stores, so he 

asked the owner if he would like to sell, he said no but that he 

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s Hitoo bne twoi Il-.ria a at svom oi bsfaxoab sH .asxTjCnic'* owj 

bsbnsn oeassftneT ,yotT lo nwat srii blot asw r-H .state? vtsoot^ 

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needs a partner. So Granddad buys half interest in his first grocery- 
store. 

The year is now 1907, times have been good to Granddad. He not 
only is part ovmer in a thriving store, but has also opened up a 
small saw mill in the back of the store. Uncles Cljrde and Rob work 
in the grocery store and Roy works in the saw mill, but at the age of. ^ 
he knew he didn't want to work in a saw mill. He was like most yoiing 
boys, he had a hero, his name was President Roosevelt and had dreams 
of riding up a hill along side him. 

It is now 1914 and another important period in our history. 
Graddad's partner dies leaving Granddad with a grocery store and 
saw mill to run. So he decided to put Clyde and Rob in charge of 
the store and Roy and himself would run the saw mill. No one is 
sure of the reason, but soon after this Grandmother moves back to 
Bowling Green taking Aunt Ruth with her. My Grandparents never 
live together again after that. Aunt Ruth does come back from time 
to time and finally married the barber in Troy, but they buy a 
home in Bowling Green, [and are living in the same house.) 

The grocery store is growing larger as is the town of Troy. 
Granddad decides to have delivery service and puts Roy in charge. 
This is fine because now he can see a pretty jroving girl he likes j, 
much more. She is the oldest daughter of the blacksmith in town. 
Her name is Zora Wincent Wiles, and her father makes her stay close 
to home and help take care of her young brothers and sisters. This 
family soon would have 13 children and she was the oldest. But fate 
takes another step, the year is I916 and it is almost positive that 
America will enter the war. So my father joins the Marine Corps 
and is shipped to Paris Island. (He told me many times it was a hell 

hole, and didn't change until after World War II.) He tells Zora 

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.rniri sbia jsnols Ilirl « ai; rmitii lo 

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he will return^ and father or not they will get married. 

Finally the big day arrives, the year is 1917, America declares 
war on Germany. Dad with thousands of other Marines was shipped 
overseas to fight the war to end all wars. Dad fought in Belleau 
Woods. Chateau Thierry, and in a small village of Bingingham, 
Germany. There was no great battle fought in Bingingham. and the 
average person WD\ild not give a second thought about the little 
village, but it will prove to be an interesting point in my family 
history. Ity father along with thousands of other son's fathers, 
was gassed during World War I. He spent two weeks in a hospital 
then, and in I965 he died in a hospital due to the gas sliig,. 

The war to end all wars was finally over and the sick and 
crippled were going home. Dad was on pins and needles and coxildn*t 
wait. The letters he had received said Uncle Cljrde had left the 
store and had 3 model T*s and had a cab service. He wanted Dad 
to drive one, h« said he could make a fortune. Uncle Rob also 
had left the store and opened a small cafe that later on woiild be 
the largest and busiest cafe in town. Uncle Clyde also decided 
to buy some land outside Troy and build a home for his bride to be. 
He purchased 120 acres of land and built a house, but not like 
today's standards. You would say it was four walls, a floor and 
roof. The house had no basement, only stone pillars that it set 
on. The walls had no plaster or insulation and there was no siding, 
only six inch boards nailed vertically on two by fours. In fact 
in some sections of the house you could see outside through the 
cracks. There were 4 rooms, a large kitchen and 3 bedrooms, the 
toilet and wash room were outside. Uncle Clyde was the first to 



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b«?.G LainfiW aJi .aoxvisR d&o f- faer* fan"> a'T labom T fasri baa ontoi'j 

onl-. dar'i elonU .?ru!dio1 r sjism bli/oo ^ri biac #?f. rssno oviib oi 

9d M(/ow nc 'xjJhI isi^.t clao Ilr.ni : s bonsoo btm B'to&s «rij- ct'lsl fieri 

hsbroob osIb abvIO aXDn'J .nwoJ ni sIsd ieaiaucf !«« ip.saisl srii 

.90 oJ- obiicf jiri TO- saori c blixA; ba.; "yioiT sbiaiuo bn«I 9tno« x^d oi 

9>frl ion iuD >9c:jJori s iliud bctR banl ''c s^'^:ot^ OSI faeaftrioiXKr sH 

bnc. Tcol- ; .ellBw tuol ^av ii yfie blirow ucY .sbiPilineia s'yGboi 

dap. ii i«rii ^iisllxq ^noia vCno .in-.inoaftrf on bari ssuori sriT .''oo'i 

riibx?. on j.-iw siarii bns nocislireni to iBisaLa on b«ri a.LIJBW eriT .no 

jo^>\ rtl .siixol Tcrf cmi no yX/^oiiisv bsli-?n abTtfiod rioni xxa yino 

9j(J nv:;oirii sfaJrsiixo s>d3 bluoo uov: osuof; otii lo anoiioas 9ci03 ni 

grii smooTcbad £ fane nerioixjt aj^nsl e rtnotrt +1 siew 9^9riT .e>(3BrD 

oi ic-c'-' srii acw sbylO ^lonU .shiairjo anaw n:ooi risf?w bnr. islioi 



marry and she was a farmer's daughter and had six brothers and five 
sisters. They had and raised seven children on that small farm. 
Aiuit Addie was a typical frontier woman, she did all the chores 
such as milking the cows, churning the butter, and cutting wood 
for the cooking and heating stove. She made all the children's 
clothing and did all her washing outside with a large kettle 
hanging over a fire with a washboard and lye soap. What little 
time she had, she was a wife and mother. There is an old saying 
that work never killed anyone. Aunt Addie is still living and the 
last living member of her large family. Uncle Rob meanwhile has 
fallen in love with a minister's daughter and they are married, 
and build a nice home in back of his cafe, they never have any 
children. 

Vsy father is the 3roungest and last to get married. His is the 
roughest courting. He still loves the blacksmith's daughter, but 
can never see her mainly because her father is always around. We 
*ill see how he finally married her, but for that we will have to 
go back in history and back to Ireland. 

The year is 1845. and the town is Keady, Northern Ireland. 
The town is poor and most the people are also poor farmers, but 
I was told the town was like a picture book, sitting on the side 
of a grassy hill with nothing but trees, the sky and rolling hills. 
In this little town was a family by the name of Patrick Thomas Wiles, 
They have a son named Patrick, Jr. after his father. Patrick Jr. 
was n^y great, great grandfather, and the oldest of seven children. 
In 1857, Patrick was given the responsibility of being head of the 



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9vt i b.a-; e'f.sdicnd xx^ had bne ijii'-tTr.h 3 • tabrrs'*. a 3:?w oris hriB yrti'^f' 

.ms": IJr^mg i;?rlJ- nc noiblirii navsc b^?.x6'r bna faeri v^dT .aieisxz 

as'rodo srii ILt hxb oria m^now ■isxincn:'! IsdxoyJ- s asvr sxhbA dnuA 

boov: v.aiJ^iJO bnp "ri^iiiitf orii ^nirrusdo .8woo 9fii .'uix^'JJn 36 douz 

:'n3'rhIxrio- erfi lis aisfn arifi .evois jini:i«f/i bne anxiiooo odi -ro'^ 

aliisM aaiBl r dii.M sbi^&uo anxriesw lari IIb bxb bne snxrliolo 

olJ-iJrl J-sffW .rrtos ayl brir, bir-otiri8«;w b rlixw stI'} r isvo 5nx:Rn">ri 

:aiix"s^ Wo ns 3£ sisxiT .iflrlcfoni bns s'txw b aawsria ,b»ri sria anxi 

_^rc" bnr, ^nrvrx II/.J-: ax :=>i:l)hA inuA .3nayjK belllti tavan >[tow iRffi 

PiGd sLidvnssm coy nIonU .yljrtnel 931*1 i9d lo iscfmsm inxvxl iafil 

.h xTism 91S \9rii brm T^iriswRb a'T^ir.xnim = riixv ?voI rix nslla'i 

Yfis avsri tftvan v.ari* .also axri to ■>{o?'i nx .emor! ooxn s Mrud bnp 

.nethLido 

'>d.t 3Jc KxH .brtxTii--.- J-o" oi icr-X brio .^-isrmuo^: adi 3x ifiHic't •'•M 

df/c' .lOo-rijJURb a'riJimr.MOBld arii aevol £Lt;^ii sU .jinx^-uroo J-sorlrxjcnc 

3lv .fcrtxjcrrR a^svls 8X Tf^fl+sl isri ap^irao^d rlnrr,ri inri 99b isvon np.o 

o& 9Vi5d IIxw 9w JsriJ- T0I iud .rt9ff bexTiRtn vll«nx'i: sri worf aea IIxk 

. [■'nfflsil oi -Aor.d fan'*, vioi^id ni: Mond o^ 

.in.^l^il ni9i'J'icll .v.b^sJi ax rtwoJ^ ftrfj- bns .^^.HL ■'.I -cRsy srfT 

J-UD .^Tam'tsl Tooa oals STr. sloo^ia arid' d^son ba"? tooo ax nwat sriT 

9bx?j 9rii no nnxiJ'xa jicorf siuioza s 3>IxI asw m/oi arid bloi aew I 

.r.IIxrf ^nxlloi bns y?(3 sriJ^ .399-ti J'fKi' inxriion riJxw Ilxri yeeai?^ r? "io 

^sIxW eemoriT 5loxiis4 'to 9mr.n sHi yd ylxmf't 15 aew nv7f:>J- nli;iiL aidi itl 

.1I. 7Ir)x^;^e*l .•i9ri,tR'i axri tr.^tr. .-tl, .jloxtifi^ I>9fnr>n noc « gvfiri yariT 

• npiMxrlo nsvr^n 'io d'Sflblo ?riJ^ brir. .isriioi'tbrwin if.Eii"!? .J^^st:!! ym sev 

oriJ ^o b&9ri snxad '10 yixXxdienoqesi 9ri^ nsvxg aew jJoxru^sl .V^8I nl 



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family. His father and two of his brothers were killed in an uprising 
in the tovm of Keady. I was told Ready was a coal mining town and 
there was trouble at the mines. Patrick Sr. was in town that day with 
two of his children and was caught in the middle of the riot. Patrick 
Jr. hated the town and all it stood for. so he and his family decided 
to move to America. In 1861. four years after his father's death, 
they packed up everything and sailed for America. 

Here again religion plays another important part in our history. 
Great, granddad was a Severf''Day Adventist and didn't like Catholics 
either. He has heard the southern part of America is almost free of 
Catholics. Now great granddad is a farmer and carpenter by trade. 
Ptow this persuaded him to move to Reelfoot Lake area, no one knows. 
Aunt Dood seems to think that at that time the area around Reelfoot 
Lake was booming with new houses around the lake. 

The year is I863 and the Civil War is two years old. and the 
Wiles were warned not to go south that they would all be killed by the 
Confederate Army. But great granddad would find out that his fears 
were not of the Confederate Army, but of the Northern Army. They 
would destroy his crops and try to steal his three cows and mule. 
H»soon learned to hate the "Yankee" soldiers and took sides with 
the Confederates. This hatred lasted for the remainder of his life. 

In I865 his htother died of malaria fever, one brother married 

and one sister returned to Ireland. The family was small and the 
farm had no woman to help do the cooking and house cleaning. But 
it wasn't until I869 that there would be a woman around. Patrick 
fell in love with a Methodist minister's daughter and against her 



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.soiifif/iA lol fao.Ciea bnc ^rtlri^hrisve nu be^osq x^dd 

.vto-liiii 'n/fi nl J-iBa d-rtRd-iorrnji: ifidions 3V«Ic riO£nsL:>i nxe.'^i^ 9i9H 

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'Vj .'^rril i<'.o:nS.<: 3J ro.r'rsnA "io itfcj marfiuoc 9rii hisari esri sH .isrij-xs 

• ohBiJ- yo' isd^fiscnna bne ismrtBl k rx hBbbrteT^ d-BSTi woil .aoxIodipO 

. iwon;-^ snc on .ssit- 9>Lsj; Joo'ilQaH oi svom oj ruri b^fasuenoq exrii wcrfl 

:'oo:;l39}i bnitcrm •■eta srli »m±i isrii .tR iejfi jJnirii oi smsioij booG ira/A 

.3>J6l 9fli bnuoTB agai/ori wan ;-f,ti:w rjnxmood sew sjia.i 

::..<■(,•) bix-; LIo BXB9Y O'fi 8-C ipW iJtviO srii bne I'c^^I ei i69X ^^T 

arfv^ Ycf bsIIxM srf IIb falirow yorii isrii rfiuoH ap, oi ion bamnw stw S'.>I.z.. 

.•.Tftsl 3.C/I i<riJ- ii/o bnxl bluow bBbbneia iB^^,'? ioti .ymiA siRisfjelnoO 

yarlT .\ymA mgrii-toH grii "lo iixl TpniA aiaisb^lnoO srii "^o ion e^^w 

.?ilfjrt bnr, swoD ^9^r^i axri Ingis oi yii bn« :oo^^ ?srri yo^iub bli/ow 

iiii5* esbis Mooi bnf! 'i'iBiblcie "o^jLiibY" arii r'isri oi faaxrtsal nooe i: 

.s'M i^.crf lo tabni.^ms'i arii Tio'i b©iesl t>^>iisri axilT .89i«iabielnoD arii 

bf'i-nsrn 'icMcnd sno asvst aiialsm 'io bsxb ^9f^ioM axrf ^6BL nl 

-jiii bn*-. Ilr.fi.: c!sw ylxmsl sriT .bnalgil oi bsntui-gi iPiacR gno bns 

ii;'J .'rnn^alo eairori bns jjnxjJooo 9rfi ob cfXeri oi naiaow on fiflri raiBl 

^'oriio^; .bfiuoTR nBfliow a sd faXi/Cf 9^^r^i isrii 9^81 Him; i'ncRW ix 

'T9i[ i?;n.i:r.5«« bn« iraid^iirr.b a'n9i;;xnxfti iaxboriis!! 6 riiiw svol or ILs'i 



father's wishes married her in late I869. Rev. Huey said that his 
daughter should marry a sound Methodist boy, no good would come from 
marrying a Catholic or Seventh Day Adventist.(ln later years it wovild 
prove to be true) They had four children, one was Tom Wiles, my 
grandfather. He was the oldest of the four, and at the age of twelve 
he was the man of the house. His father for some reason, no one 
seems to know, just packed his things and sailed back to Ireland, 
he was never heard from again. Tom's greatest ambition was to be 
a blacksmith. He foxind out that a blacksmith in Troy, Tenn. needed 
an apprentice, so he rode on horseback for thirty miles to the small 
town of Troy. He found the blacksmith and starts his career that 
vxU. last for almost sixty years. He moved his family with him 
to Troy. 

For ten years Tom works hard and saves money, with one goal 
in mind, owning his own blacksmith shop. Finally in 1888 he buys 
out the owner of the blacksmith shop and sees his dream come true. 
For eight years Tom works hard, he builds onto the shop and hires 
a helper. Tom now owns the only blacksmith shop in Troy and works 
day and night. There is a farmer in Troy by the name of Thompson 
who brings all his horses and wagons in for Tom to reshoe and re- 
pair. Every time Mr. Thompson comes into town one of his daughters 
come with him. her name is Minnie. Minnie has fallen in love with 
Tom and comes in town to see him. In I9OO they are married in the 
Methodist Chxirch in Troy (which is still standing). In 1902 they 
have their first child and they name her Zora Winsent Wiles, ray 
Mother. Between the years of 1902 and 1923 they have a total of 
thirteen children. 



3jri J-'r'i hie.^ xeiM .vaZ .pAgi ^JrI an 'leri faf^xTtfirn Boriaiw e*ietiir,l 

uiryzl 3r!oo bluc'; boo7\- en -Yocf iaifcodioM bru/os ?. ■•/To^in hluoria rtodrisjjsb 

W^rcw il artsoy isisl nl). inxiftavbA Y^O riinevsd io oxIorf^sB s 3^i■\J^^6m 

-,71 .39li:W moT ^jsw sno rtsifclxrio tuol bsri y^dT (sirtJ- ed oi svcrta 

ovl3wi "lo 9^R 9fli is hxiB .irfol srii lo iasblc ftriJ- sf^w sH .loriifilbnets 

3no on ,no359i amoa to'1 ^ftric^c'}. s±H .ssjjori arij to n«ra srid^ brw ad 

,b^.^.C?^l■ oi :>!osd jbalxiia bns gjinxrii axri bs?(0BO iajuf. '.uvoi oi amsaa 

9d oJ- 3P.J* noxiicfmB ianJ-Rsi? a'moT .0x636 mcn'i bissri isvan saw ad 

;)ib99/T .nn?'r yoiT nx djxm5'>(06lu n ierii iuo bmrol sH . ri JxmajloB Ci e 

Ilffm^ 9d.+ oi ri^lim yiiidi ^o'l :^06<ie3Tod no sbort ed 03 ooxirteiqaf? ns 

ifirii 199TB3 aid ai^fsis bnc dixmajIoBld arii bm/ol ali .yoiT 'io nv.'oi 

m.:ri r{ixw ylxmsl aid bsvora oH .^iKay yixxa isoni? 'lo?. J-bbI IIxw 

.yoiT oi 

leo'j ono duxw ysnom '^r^vR-i bns bnicri ayiiov moT aiGsy nei 'xo'-f 

ayxjid 9d 88SX rtx yllsnii .qoria riiirnajfORlc; nwo 3iri T;nxnwo bnxf.i nx 

.au-ii rmoii nrsatb yxd 399:: bnfi noria riiiin3>fo';Id Bdd lo i^nwo arii i;JO 

astxd bnfi coda sdi oirtc ablxuri ad -bneri sohnv moT aiasr^ irisxo rco" 

^ti'tow bns yonc? nx aoria dii:inB>[o.?Id ylxtb ^[i.i anwo won moV .leclori r 

rroaiTfnodT lo amen adi yd ycnT nx lamiBl s ax aiarfT .idgxn bne ysb 

-01 hnrt 9oda9T ci moT 10I nJ; anogsw bna ijaiori sid IXb a^niin odw 

S'lsirigf/sb 3i:ri xo ano nwoi oirtx asmoo nocicraiodT .tlM pmxi yisvS .misq 

liixw 3voI 111 n'lllfi"! 86ri 3XfUTxM .axnnxM ax 9ri.~,n isr. mi.ri diirw anioo 

■'>r'4 fix bai'Tiem sir ysrli OOCI nl .rrxd asa oi nwoi nx a'^rnoo bns moT 

■"3il-i SOPI nl .(gnxbrtfiia LLcia a J: rioJdw) vc-iT ni rio-turiO iexbodisM 

ym .ssXx'.'i inaanxw e-roS lari smBn yorii one blxdo iaixl tiarii avsd 

"o I/-ioi 8 avsd yarii Z^9L tnn S09I ;o aiuay orii naawiaS .ladioM 

.ne-ffalxrio naaiixrii 



Grandfather was a very religious man. and as was the custom 
in those days, the family would sit in the parlor after supcer. and 
Father would read from the bible. He would read for over an hour 
and when he was finished the family would go to bed. The only time 
Granddad vould allow a boy friend in his home was on Sunday after 
church services and dinner, and then the boy had to sit in the parlor 
in presence of Granddad. 

It is hard to believe that a family of fifteen covild live and 
eat in a five room house. The house itself was small, there were 
3 bedrooms, kitchen and parlor. No basement or toilet also no 
electric lights or running water. When it was bath time. Grandmother 
would have to put buckets of water on the wood stove in the kitchen 
and pour them in a large bucket that woiild hold two children or one 
adult. Grandmother woxild start with the youngest ones first, then 
the older ones would help her wash and dry them. All of this bathing 
wo\ild go on in the kitchen. After all the children were bathed Grand- 
dad was next. Everyone had to leave the house when ^tothe^ and Dad 
took their baths. 

In the southern towns each family had their own food cellar. 

The cellar was nothing but a large hole dug in the red clay. They 

were deep and wide and there was no need to have stone walls the 

clay was hard enough. Over the top there were 8x8 piles of wood 

and the clay dug from the hoiie was piled on the top. Then steps 

were dug into the side of the cellar and a large swinging door 

placed over the steps. It made for a nice cool place to store food 

and salted meats. Of course each time someone had to go to the 

cellar they had to light a coal oil lamp. Grandmother and the older 

children did all the canning of the food for the cellar. I've spent 

many hours in her kitchen while she was canning I can still smell 

9. 



'TiB Tjc'Ti/j -r g.t :,~ ^o.C^.•^n oxvt nl iia bli/ov; xCiimr.'t arid- a\r,b saorij- nl- 

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tsil;^ \';ehfu;o no sew amori aid al hnrtiit yod a voILs bluow bebb^B^D 

•iolTinci aiiJ rJ: ire o& bad yod orii narid' bns isnnxb briR 'iooiv'ta^ doiirAo 

.babbtuiii) -o ^^^939^a ax 

bnz nviL hlijoo naoi":!! 'io xlims'^ e ^srlJ' svailad oi biari ex d'l 

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on o-il5 J-sIxoJ- IO driams'RBd oH .^oI^flcf bn« neriodxM smccribsG >■"_ 

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ris^riOvUJi (>di at avata boow arid- no laisw 'to 3j3>foui:i di/rr oJ avari bluow 

one -to naiMirlo owd- blori bJxroiv' d^crii is-Aoud s^^te.! r nx modi tuoa bru? 

rnrid d^siJ:"^ asno isesra^oy add riv+xw dinde blircn; TraridambnsiO .dli/hs 

-',mr!d-.'(.f Mxrii ' o IIA .rasrii yrb bfiR risew lari al^ri bJx/ow asno T!*bIo srii 

miH ijoildsd siovf nfnblirio '^rid He ta&lk .n^doii^>i arii nx rto o'l bli/ow 

or^L bns 'loridoM nsriw asuori arJi sveal od bud snc/Tigvii .d'X'>n asw hob 

.sriisd ti.'^rid jiood 

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y-jBdl' .yfilo bs-r arid nx jwb sled onisl s iuci gnxriion b-sw 'i-tllao oiiT 

'n'J aXIrtw ancJ-H avsri od boan on acw .Ti?trid- bne abxw bne qoab sisv 

Ijoow Io soLlq S x 8 aisw aaarii aoJ arid tisvO .d^uona tntBd osw yfilo 

naod-^ nsdT .qod' arii no baXxq asw aeioff arii mo^'^ sifi> Y«-C3 ''dd bn:- 

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f.oc' 9-r ad's od aoslq looo aoxn s lol ahsin il .saad-e: arid -lovo baoola 

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the aroma. 

There is a little written history in my Grandparent Wiles 
family, that of the thirteen children they had. seven of their 
first names started with "Z". It appeared once in Ripley's 
"Believe it not", bfy other's first name was Zora. can you think 
of six more names starting with "Z"? Of the 13 children they 
had , only 5 are living . 

Cooking was a thing to behold especially at breakfast. 
Their breakfast consisted of eggs. ham. baking powder biscuits, 
milk gravey and of course real black coffee, the kind that a 
spoon can stand upright when placed in a cup. (Here again the 
aroma woxild melt the taste buds) Ity Mother has told me that they 
never ate in shifts Poppa would never allow that, he had to say 
grace over the whole family. Can you imagine cooking for a family 
of fifteen . and here again there was no modem type stoves only 
a large cast iron wood fed stove with four burners a large oven 
and a warmer over the top of the stove. And of course the heat was 
wood, no oil or gas. Granddad would rise at 4:30 A.M., wash on 
the back porch in his night shirt and get dressed. Next he would 
build a fire in the stove and put on a 5 gallon pot for coffee 
(seemed that big) and a small pan of water for Grandmother to wash 
in. she was the only one that had warm water to wash in. All this 
water had to be pulled up from a well by the back porch. After 
everyone was washed and dressed. Grandmother and the older girls 
wotild start cooking. Breakfast was twenty-five to thirty eggs, 
three dozen biscuits two poxinds of ham and a large bowl of milk 
gravey. And of course that black black coffee. Granddad had 

10. 



.smonn offc? 

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trsfij lo n?v93 . bar! v/^riJ- ns'iblxffo nni'tiixrii 9rid' 'io iBrii ylxjriBl 

■^'valiTiy (t.r 9ono beTr,BaaR il .">:" diht boiiflihi asimn iB^il 

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vprii 'ntblxr'n fl arii 10 ?"S" ritirw ^aiiof.ia 3!?itiBn stem xis lo 

• Sfiivxl 918 ^ yino Jberf 

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^i>M i^f)r( Piid ^3^l;oo ^o bnA .avoi?; srid- lo ooi 9rii ipvo lomTiw .-; bns 

no ri.-??!w . .M.A OF:A is esxT bli/ow bebbnBtC •aR'? ic Ixo on . bcCT^r 

bli/ow 9ri ixaW .b^assnh is^ {)n'3 d^xri3 dri?xn sxri a'r rioior; :!io«d ^rii 

3?'>"ioo ^o'i ioo nolln,'* ? « no due bm svoiR orii ni sixl s bixucf 

I '.^(^w od- ^.'^^^d-ombn«^0 lot lodow lo np.n LLRrna b bni? {%xd d-«r!d beuieoi;) 

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tnd'^'i .rid'xoa jbsd srii yd IIsw q ^o^'t qi; bollug sd oi bed io^kw 

aJIiirj leblo arid bne -tgridomhneiD bgaasib bna bsriaaw s«w snoyicva 

nr.^v^ yd-xcrid ci avx'i-vin'rvd asv/ d-acljissiS .-^nx>[ooo ^j^tsi^ bifrow 

Mlxm c Iwod ^^^-^I » bttp raeri lo sbnifoa owi airx/oaxd nasob sstrii 

hnti bcbhnr.iC .ssllcp jio6?j3 jJoald dRrii 9S-rtroo lo bn.\ .ysysig 



his own chickens pigs and large garden. He butchered his ovm 

pigs to make the hams. He even had one cow for the milk. The flour 

he bought at Harrigan's grocery store. 

Zora was the oldest and spent most of her jroung life helping 
to raise a family so she had very little schooling. She fell in 
love with a war veteran, a large handsome man that could tell her 
stories of his travels. But to Granddad he was nothing but a sex 
crazy brat and would cause nothing but trouble. He told Zora in 
so many words that she could never see or talk with Roy Harrigan 
and she covild not leave the house alone. She put up with this 
as long as she coxild until one evening she and Roy eloped and 
drove to Union City. Tenn. in his brother's taxi and were married 
on March 3' 1919- Granddad of coiirse was mad and told his daughter 
that she was no longer a member of his family. But when he saw 
his first grandchild, his feelings changed. Mother and Dad bought 
a small home at the very edge of town, (near Jed Hicks place.) 

Dad's first big decision is one that one day wotild change our 
history and family. He likes working with wood and cement so he 
chooses to be a carpenter or concrete man. He works hard learning 
the trade and soon on June 14 1920 a son was bom to Roy and Zora. 
They name him Prentice Ward, it was the custom in those days to name 
your children after their parents Grandparents or favorite Auitor 

Uncle, ^fc)m wanted to name her first son after her husband, but 
Grandmother Harrigan wanted to name him after her Grandfather 
Prentice LeRoy. So Mother agreed on Prentice but the middle name 
had to be Ward after her favorite uncle. So the first born was 
Prentice Ward. Then on December 29 1921 a daughter was born and 



11. 



•tiro'!; si'T .:!ii:.T! 'irii tol wod sno bp,ri nsvo r<!I .amsri -jfii sjJemmoJ- -sjaio 

.910^3 vT^yo'tA R'rtssxTiaBH ie Jrlj^i/od an 
nnx'^Iorf 9"^il r;ni;oN: tpri "to iaom JrtsaB lifts iapblo srii b8w eioS 

nJ Il97 9{i2 .:yiiIoorio3 alohiiX -yriav hsri 9/ie oe yXIumI a seiei oi 

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XV3 6 dtsd gnifld-ctfi 36W art fasJbbnPTti) oi iuil .-el-nveti siri to aoitoia 

rrx BToS bloi sH .slcJi/oii ^ocf :^nxriion sst/so bJ.iTOW bne if;^cf -viss'io 

asaxt'isH xoA fiJ-xw ?(l6i to 9©8 levsn blt/oo ons iBrtJisbicw Ynnni oa 

airio riJiw qu Jm sriS .^noI« asuori eriJ^ sv^.'jI ion hLroo erfa hi-. 

bns F,ierrol9 yoH bns sris :",nln?'V9 sno Irdrttr bluoo sria bs snoX ao 

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t^Jrij^usb Bid bXno hri- bem acw sstijoo lo bsbbrwrO .PX9X 6' ri-O'isM no 

\!BS Pr! nariw ioC .yXxaKl aid lo f^dmam « is^.nol on aew sris isrfcf 

irhuod bsG bns if»ffioi! .bs^nnrio ej^rlXsal axrf . bJliriobnsia J-a-rlTt eiri 

{.rjorJ.n 3>[oxH b?»l. laon) .nwoi fo e^ba ymsv srii J-R smori Ilpme s 

•■■I'o ay^nfirio bli/cw veb eno J-'irii sno ex no/Rxoab Jiid ie'ri"^ a'beQ 

9ri oa inor.iso bnc boow rid-iw '-rLcMaow f.ejIxX oH .yXxmet bns yioJ-axri 

ri,nln'zr.BL b'leri e::<iow aH .nem 9c^a^n^o^ to i9inf>qrtS3 e ad oJ- a^^ooriD 

.K'roS bns yo>! oi mod asw noa « OCOX 4\X sm/L no nooe hn» absii srii 

em"!! oJ- aysb ^p.ald nc nod-iiro 9rii asw ix bteW aoiJnarrS nxri amen yotlT 

ToJdxjA ad-xiovB't io cindiaqbaaiO ainaTsq liarii i»t"l« neibXlrlo 'vjcr/ 

iifJ .bnixi'eirri isrf iDilB no<^ i?.ii1 leii amen oi beituiv moM .aXonU 

•.t9HiR?;bn6iD isri nsile mxri anrn oi bainr.w nsi^xTifiH leriiombufnO 

at.if^n 9lbMm arii imf soiinaiH no fiaaTiS lariioM o6 .yoRaJ aolinai*! 

':jsw niod isix') arii oo ..oXorar oirioval lari loilis br^.W ad oi beri 
lit^. rno;i nr.w 'lairisJ^eb q XS9X '^SJ lodinsoaCl no nariT .btflK asiina^*! 



her name was Mary Louise Harrigan she died later in 1930. Then 
their last child was bom. a boy, on October 20 I923. Mother got 
her way and named him Roy Clifton Harrigan. Jr. The family was 
getting larger and it had entered my Father's mind of having a 
large family like the Wiles and it made chills run up his spine. 
So he and Mother made a big decision, there is a lot of work in 
Paducah. Ky. and they need carpenters and the pay is real good. 
So Dad in his Model T heads out for Paducah. Ky. The distance 
is about 80 miles and the top speed of his car is about 45 miles 
per hovir. but you could travel far on a gallon of gas. Dad worked 
for three years in Paducah. and it is in this town our history 
changes. 

There are building contractors in Paducah who have contracts 
on houses bridges and roads. One such contractor was the Jergusson 
Constniction Co. bridge builders. Mr. Fergusson needed good cement 
workers, so he posted openings on bill boards for help. The pay 
is higher than what Dad is receiving so he signs up. The only 
thing Dad doesn't like is part of the agreement which was that 
the company moves a lot. and anyone signing up would have to move 
when the company moves. 

For five years Dad works in and around Paducah. The year is 
1928 and things are going good for the Harrigan 's. They have a 

nice home and a new '28 Chevy Coupe and some money in the bank. 
But in late August he is told the company has a large bridge job 
in Vincennes. Indiana and Mr. Fergusson wants Dad to be foreman 
of the cement crew. This means a big pay raise, burthat also we 
would have to move from Troy. It was a big decision to make, but 
after all he did sign an agreement. So Dad leaves the family again 

12. 



nfjii'i .C)fPl nx nsdbl btyll aria ■ rtej^-riBH ^sxijoI -nffl-' 3bw ')r.ian tsri 

>>o'?, •r^ffJ^oi-! .f"2PI OS lodoioO no .yocf s .mod 8fiw hlxrio J-sbX TLoriJ- 

r;pw ylir:ii/i ni''; .iT, ,n6!Pliir>H noJ-TiilO yofl mxri bsmsn bnr ynw 'lori 

»5 ?rfrvRd lo bnxm s'lariie'l vw fv)-raine b«ri Jrt bsm is^tsl soiJ-chsj^ 

, ^n'raa airi otr mn 3XIi:dD absm ii bnr, aoIIW srfi bML v.IimRl 35(toI 

;ir jJ'fov: ".c iol t; oi ^rtarfi noxsioeb j^id s sfasm •ir/rid'oi4 bna sri oS 

.boos I-.01 ex veq srii bns fitftinaq-iso bQf*n ysricf bri'^. .V' . rinoubsl 

9oriRj-?.xb sriT .yjH .risoubsl lol iuo sbBsrl T XaboH exri at faeG o2 

■:(?Ii;m ?4 ijcfods Rx tbo serf 'to bsaoa croi erivt bnu a.<=^.:rm OS Jrjcxis ax 

J^H:^^ow bed .asg 5o noIlB^ s no lel Xsvs'iJ bluoo jjox iircf ti/ori isq 

vfcJaxd "ftro fwoi axrfi nx ei ix brie tieoubsH. at sisoy esirii lol 

.easa-^rio 

iJosiinoo nveri oriw dsot/bfl*? nl aioJnertinoD nnxbXxiitf sib stsriT 

i!oi'.-j.Lrita^j 9fii asw ^:cdr)6^J■no^ rloi/a 'nO .?,br- o-t bnfi asisfx-id HOfiuofi no 

innifian bco^ bsbeon nossif^t'Si .iM .si&bLiud s^bxici .oO noxioiTTj-erion 

',:.-.n PriT .aXflri lol abiecd XXxd no s^nlnscro fcaiaoq i^ri os atsj^iow 

y.Cno 9riT .m/ irt^xa sci 03 TjnxvxsosT 3i bsG j-sriv: iieiiJ 'sriri'jxn' si 

.■'r%r\& 38W rioxp'" d-nsriH9i'?p srii \o iT;«q si 8j(xX i'neeob bad ^aidd 

■"vori oj- ov'sr' bX-XfOK nu ;mxnj?ic iiaoyns bne .J-oX fi ■•39Vom ynEar-oo sH.t 

.esvom ynnoiiTOo srJ rrrfv.' 

-jr i.p.-iv ariT .rlKoifhs*! bnucxe bns nx sjIiow faeO eiBsy svxl •io''4 

« f>vt5ri ysriT .a'fiBjaxTifiH arid- ^o1 boojj jutXos sin esnxrid- bt» 8S9X 

.>!ni^vi' srii ni --onnm smoB bftr? SfiuoO yvsriO 8S' won b bne fmoti sorn 

dot s^^bjid svigX n ar.ri yrusqKioo nrii bXod' ei 3ri isirai/A sieX nx iufi 

fti^insiol 9c' oJ baU sSne.v? noesuyito'i .iM bns snsxbnl .eannaonxV ni 

OV7 o-^Xi- i«5rii-ud aaxm y^a -oW e snedn 8±riT .W9io inemso srii lo 

■ffpf 9>f,5m oi noxsioeb sXd e sbw J-I .yoiT BKrtl evom oi sv«ri bXjjow 

n'-- •. yX-tm>;"> prfi aovBsX bnv! o3 "i iasmga-i", 5 nn n?Xs b.rb 9ri XXs loJ-ls 

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and heads out for Vincennes to find a place to stay. After a 
couple of weeks he sends word that Mr. Fergusson is sending a 
truck for oui things. Mom packs all our things and Uncles Clyde 
and Rob help us move. I guess it was a tear dropping farewell. 
We would never live in Troy, Tennessee again. 

The year is 1929- things are going real good, but there is 
talk of a depression. People are being layed off. except the 
company Dad works for. At this point in my life history there 
is a small black out on the way it really happened. My living 
relatives have told me that Roy and Zora never complained and 
wrote them that they were fine and so were the children except 
Mary she had a little cold and temperature. Dad was working 
every day a few hours now. I was only six and cannot remember 
Vincennes. Indiana or the next few years after that. But Aunt 
Dood did tell me that one letter she received in 1930. Zora said 
Mary had died and they had to move to Rockford. Illinois. Roy 
had work there and not to worry. I imagine by some fate Dad does 
work some during the depression years. I can remember Dad helping 
Mr. Fergusson build his home on North Second Street overlooking 
Rock River. (The house is still there) The Fergusson Constmction 
Company stays in business for a short time in 1930 but soon it 
folds like so many other companies do. That leaves Dad without a 

job. and after much time and effort we also have to go on relief. 
I can remember standing in line at Buckbee School for flour, lard 
bread, oranges and sometimes meat. 

The year is now 1935 in late August. Dad has an opportunity 
to work on W.P.A. His head is finally held high again. Like before 



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• T.n;.bn3i: -i^ ^03<^xr■i^8'i .'xrl i'-.iicf hnow abfi'33 sri a>l99w lo slqi/on 

s.'vrOcnlonU hne aartirld- iiro lie s>Cov't noM .^noirii :tt/o lo'i ■Aoirti 

. y.Zoyainl anlnrtcnh isei '^ sew ii saatn I .ovom pm cisri ao>i bnfj 

.nxf536 aoaeannsT .YO*rT ni ovxl -isvon blucM sW 

si otarii iud ,boo^ Isst snxos sis a^-txriJ PliPI ai: issy sdT 

3i.'i iasoxs ."ilo bo^fi-t snxsd 9^s slao^'i ".noiesasic^b r ■';o jdai 

9ir»r'J vicxfBiri atxl "Vjn ni in/.oo sirii JA .•lol 3>iiow bsQ ynsajroo 

:^nrvxl xH .bpnsqqsri xL^^^s"^ J'-^ ysw jrt no iifo jior^Io Ilfjina =■. ;:r 

bcv^ bofixr.Limoo 'X6V9n sto..; bnc vaS ip;rii an; blod svsri saviip.Loi 

iaeoxo ns'ifalxrio ax-'i ai-sw 03 bne -tnl:' 9T»k Yorii isrii msriJ' Dioiw 

^^itr-tiOM 3~.w beil •siuiRianmoJ' bnc hloo ^liixl s bsri aria yriBM 

ladnisraoT ionnso bns xis Y-^no 3rw I .won 3'iuof! W9l s ysb yrc£>v3 

JriuA JuH .isHJ ^Dd i:.'^ aisjy wgl ixsn ariu -to jnsxonl aannsoiiiV 

-xs's «'XCA .0?9I ni bovisost aria isJ-JoX sno JsriJ 9tn Iloi bxb booQ 

x.c': .;^xonxIII bio'i.>ioo> oi avori cJ- bsri yorii bms beib l^ati yiaM 

2oob bsC sisl smoa yd am^^ami I .■'.mow oi >ton hns anisrii ^.icm beii 

3niql?)n' bfiCl ^^dm9mr>^ nfjo I .a-iae^ noxsa^tosb arij j^nxtxffa amoc jitow 

■vix>.'ooI*i9Vc iadiJS bnooaci niioW no smod axri bLxwl noesur^i^l. .tM 

aox.to;nJ-3noO noaai/g-ra'-i sriT (sir^rfi lLi*3 2x aauorl sriT) .i'>vxS jioo.l 

ul nooa iod Or<?X nx smii iioria b 10': ?.yi'.misud nl 3\:sJ^3 ynsamoD 

• J-yoi'.d-xv; bsG savedl isfiT .oh ssxar.amon toiiJo yfi^f^ od ajizl 3 blot 

/iaxIsT no oji oi svetl oals aw J-io1'l'=i bnn smxi notffn tail-, bne dot 
b'xnl .'xifon lol loorioc". 99djiDt/f^{ vJ'fl anxl ni ^jnibnaic ^^■J^^^9•I n:ro I 

.iarjin aamiJ-^maT l^ns sannsio bssid 
yjlnudioaao na sr.ri bsG .^au^i/A 9ir-.I ni kFQZ won ^i isgy sriT 
s'lolaci sx'iJ .nxs^B riairi bXarf yllsni't si facari axH .A.I.W no ^''Iow oi 



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he leaves the family and goes off to Trork we are finally a family 
again. There was f\in made of the W.P.A. such as "we putter 
around association" but as far as my Dad was concerned the '.7. P. A. 
was our salvation, '..'hen ray Dad was around no one dere say anything 
against the W.P.A. or Franklin D. Roosevelt. Dad worked on the 
VJ.P.A. until 1939 it is then Mr. Fergusson contacts him and offers 
him a foreman's job on building the Auburn St. bridge the 15th 
Avenue bridge and the 10th Avenue swimming pool. 

It is now 1939 and it will be the last class attending 
Central High the building is old end the enrollment is growing 
larger as is Rockford In the fall of 1940 the students who at- 
tended Central High will be split into sections. All students 
living on the west side of the river will attend the new VJest 
High and students on the east side will attend East High. But 
there is something more important than new schools and that was 
the talk of war. Germany had already invaded Poland and France. 
How soon would we be in it? The answer comes on December 7 1941 
"Japan attacks Pearl Harbor". We are at war with Japan and four 
days later Germany and Italy allies of Japan declared war against 
America. The American Government replies on the same day December 
11 1941 that we declare war on Germany and Italy. 

Here again our family changes, for on March the third 1942 
I receive my induction notice and seven days later I was sworn in 
as a Private in the U.S. Anny. ¥iy life in the Arii^y will not be a 
p«rt of this writing only one small sef^ment. It so happens that 
one Cpl. Roy Harrigcn Jr. in t.he year of 1944 spends three days 
in a small town of Bingingham Germany the same small to^m that 



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one, Roy C. Harrigan, Sr. fought in during World War I. We 
slept by the intersection of the Kaiser Wilhelm Road and the 
small road leading to Bingingham. The small tovm never changed 
since 1918 and up to 1944 for we spent many hours talking, after 
ray return from overseas, about that small village. 

The year is 1945. the second World War is over, and we are 
going home. I finally arrive in Boston, Mass. on December 12, 1945. 
We spend one day in Boston and then are shipped to Camp Grant, 
Illinois. On December 18. 1945, other soldiers and I are mustered 
out of the U.S. Army. I returned to ray family and girl friend. 
It so happens that ray girl friend is not only Italian, but of all 
things a Catholic, two things that ray forefathers really hated. 
But to their amazement, on October 19, 1946 we are married and 
their great, great, great Grandson becomes a Catholic. "Oh, the 
Irony of it all!" 



15. 



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.?+!9i fSl ^^dIa9^9C no .r.ssM .noiao:; nx :^vx*n6 ylXenil I .^^mor snxo;? 

.inenO omeO oJ bsqqxffe hik nericf bne noJ-eoQ or yeb yno bnerra oW 

bsn^J'sum oie I bnc einxbloe 7'^riJ-o .5+^91 ■?•! TxfmsoaCi nO .sxcnxlli 

.b^'^x^x Iixjj bne vlxrnp? wi oi br.mui-?i I .■yjniA .g.'J ^rii To ii/o 

lis -'o iud .ni'.xlnil ylno ion 3X In^i'^'^ L'jsr yjn isrii zneqari'. 03 il 

.baifjri Y-C-tsoi aierfis'ieio'- ym .t?iri.+ a^snxriJ- ov-^i .oxIoriieO r, g^nxx'i 

bns b^xtiam ans -w ci+iPI 91 'i «''oi30 no . in-^espnr. 'jx^rfi oi iuH 

9Xii ,riO" .oxIoriieO is aomoo^ ^o^^^R^0 iG9Tn.i«9i? .i'^'jxn txarii 

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HAUG, SYLVIA ; 1956- 



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

]) Contriljiitor to the Kock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studyinq 
icrican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only o 
;w miniues, ^ind will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

* OFFICE USE COOL 

I. Yfjur name Sylvia Haug * 

D.itc '-f form November 2?, 197^ * (ID * ) 



■/. Y'iur college: Kocl< Val l ey (.0 liege (id // ) 

IToiElcTord", Illinois 

* ** * * >\ y; )\ A )V A )V >V A .\ iV A A- )<: * A A A .V ;'; :V ft A 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 1800-1 850 

ir'1850-1900 1900 or later 



^4. Please check al 1 regions of the United States In which members of your family whom you 
have discussed In your paper have lived. 

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

South Atlantic (Ga., Fla., N.C., TTcT) E ast South Central (La, , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn, Ky 
|T) West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OTTT " X E ast North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

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

Plains (ND,SD,Neb. ,Kan. ,towa, M0i) 

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

X Farming Mining X S hopkeeping or small business 

Transportation x B 1 9 Business _v Manufacturing 

X P rofessions Industrial labor Other 

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



^Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian Methodist 

Baptist Episcopal Ian C ongregational _x__Lutheran 

"~~Jluaker ^Mormon x O ther Protestant ^Other 

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

Blacks Indians M exicans P uerto Ricans 

Jews X C entral Europeans I tal ians ^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? 

h^ X Interviews with other ^Family Bibles _^FamI ly Genealogies 

' fami ly members 

Vital Records ^Land Records The U.S. Census 

X Photographs Maps O ther 



FAMILY DATA 



|A. Grandfather (your father's side) 



Nam e Qskar Kaug Currant Residence Bergs trasse 

If dead, data of death 8380 Walenstadt 

S.VITZERLaND 
Place of birth Weiningen. Switzer3ra n&«ta of Btrth l.iarch 1 . 18QQ 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 10 high school ii; vocational college 2 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Jr. Glerk-textile bus Pates 1 qi ^-i qi « 1 st Dates 

ness 
2nd Job in textile firm Dates 1919 2nd Zurich. Switz. D ates iQig 

3rd Dates 1920-192? 3rd r^anr.heRtPr . n.ngi ;.r^tesl920.-_2-^ 

'*^^ Dates iq2?-1Q?7 'tth 7,iirirh, Swiff ^Dates^^^^_^^ 

Re 1 1 g I on Protestant Reforn/^ d 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Frf^isinning - ^Apuhiioo ^ 

Cathedral in Berne, Switzerland Anril R 1 Q?^ 

T\ 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 bacl^ of this page. (A-1) 

6. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Frieda Hagenbuch Current Residence vValenstadt. Swi f^.^r-i a^ H 

'f dead, date of death '~' 

Place of birth Sale , Sngland Date of birth i.'arnh 2"^, io n? 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 10 high school k vocational college_2 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Taught Piano Dates Ist ___Dates_ 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'tth 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3r d D ates 

'tth Dates 'tth Dates 



t Political party, civil or social clubs, sororit!es, etc. Couldn't vote until 1971 

I CathPdrpil i r| Rerpe . Switzerland Freismni,-, 

Place of marriage to your grandfather ; DATE 

Note: 



ripril 8. 1926 



Manatf^^«fh»"6a«'«f<*till? W^J^^Slfjf stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Slepyrandfather (your father's side) 



N.IIIK' 

I f <I.Md. <J.itr of death 



Current Residence 



PIrtcc of bl rlh 



Eduf.ition (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Date of Blrth_ 
vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

I it 

2nd 

3rd 

Ath 



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Uf dead, date of death :ay 11. 1972 



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^ . , SlaryR>., awJtrriftrlrJTI^ date ;-ov. ?-^ ^Q^o 
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T) ;e»''^ence Tuhin°-an. r,fir^f;^r^Y Na^TteTSTatug Iv.arried 

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• Name Eduard Kaug 

'' ' ^^* ^^ birth Tlarus, Switze r^l and d ate yav 26. 1929 

Number of yearT-pl schoolin g ' ^T~'"' OccupatUh Kechanical Engineer 

Residence Rockfnrd, IL~ War! tal Status ;Varrie5 — ' ' 

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• ^-ame Kargrit Hau^ 

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"■ . _ .^__, lertrude Diem 

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' ' ''i' Walenstadt. Switzerland 'Lit*' April 18. 1925 

/'■■>' . fiT sclioolirui lij. Occupat i On Fanner's wife 

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Nu.Ml.rt <.l (lilldren 2 



''• 'i^ _ :;i isabeth Die:n _.^_-___«. 

I' l.K '• TTTThTiIi " Walenstadt, Switzerland date September 6, 1926 

Nijini.cr <i\ yr.M ', of Schooling i5 Occupation Teacher 

'**•'• ''"'"'-^ St. -.alien. Switz. Marital Status y.arried 

Number of children 3 

^- ^''""''- , , , gn^tna Diem 

Pijce of birth Walenstadt . Switzerland date December 19, 1929 

Nu(nb«;r of years of schooling 16 Occupation Seamstress 

Hcs i dericc Xockford. IL Marital Status .arried 

Number of ch i I dren I4, 

'*• ^'"^' . r'argrit Diem 

P I .u-'- of liirth Valenstadt, Switzerland daTe " Septem.ber 7. 19^1 

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If our Father 



\me Edward '.'Villi Haug 
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Current Residence Rockford. Illinois 



May 26. 1Q2Q 



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^<ime Emma Pi em 

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Seamstress 
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Name ^vlvia haug 

I face of birth Po^"t Washington. Wisconsin . Pate of birth June 13ni 1,QS6 
umber of years of schooling m. years Occupation Student 

Res i dance Rockford. Illinois Marital Status Single 

Mumber of ch i Idren 



name Theodore uscar Haug 

Place of birth Port Washington. Wisconsin / bate of birth March 3. 19S8 
■dumber of years of schooling 12 years ~' Occupatlori Student 

Reb i dence Rockford. Illinois Marital Status Single 

fJumber of chl Idren 



Mame Jennifer "argrit Haug 

Place of birth Rockford, Illinois D ate of birth December "^1 . 1Q72 

Number of years of Schooling Occupation^ 



Res i dence Rockford. Illinois _ Marital Status Single 

Mumber of ch i Idren 

Name Karin Elizabeth Hau^ 

Place of birth Rockford, Illinois DaTe of birth November , 6 . 19 61 

Number of years of schooling 7 Occupation Student 

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Letter written on SepteTiber 17, 197^ from Ivir. and r.'rs. (jskar 
Haug (Grandparents) 

Interviews with r.'r. and :..rs . Edv/ard Haug (Parents) 



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^:ATERr,'AL GRANDrv:(jTHER 
EKiVA FHEI DIEK 

BORN: January 8, I90O in Unterstammheim, Switzerland 

DIED: y.ay 5, 1970 

BURIED: Walenstadt, Switzerland 

EDUCATION: High School 

OCCUPATION: Telephone operator, Housewife 

ORGANIZATIONS: Chairman of the farn wives' organization of the 
state of St. Gallen 

RELIGION: Protestant 

POLITICS: Couldn't voteJ 

LEISURE: Read 

HOBBIES: Gardening, sewing, reading 



ALBERT DIEi.". 

BORN: iv'.ay 9, I896 in Kerisau, Switzerland 

DIED: Ivay 11 , 1972 

BURIED: Walenstadt, Switzerland 

EDUCATION: Eighth grade 

OCCUPhTIONS: Farm hand, milker, farm manager, after retirement 
checked milk to see if it reached the standards 
for butter content, etc. 

ORGANIZATIONS: Kember of the Ornothological Society, I.:ember of 
the target shooting club, r^em.ber of the Farmers 
Co-op. , Served in the Swiss Army 

RELIGION: Protestant 

POLITICS: Philosophies of Republicans. Not Socialist, Conservative 

LEISURE: Played Cards, Liked horses, Target shooting 



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PATERNAL GRAP^DIvlOTKER 
FRIEDA LILY HAGENBUCH HAUG 

BORN: r.'larch 23, 1902 in Sale, England 
EDUCATION: High School and College 
OCCUPATIONS 



ORGAN-IZ..TICNS: 



Taught piano lessons. Housewife, Taught English 
until recently 

Vember of gymnastic club for fifteen years, 
member of Church choir 



RELIGION: Protestant (Reformed) 

POLITICS: Couldn't vote until 1971. Is now a "Republican" 

LEISURE: Reading, gardening, family activities, piano, working 

^ for organizations to which she belongs 

HOBBIES: Piano 



OSKAR HaUG 



BORN: V.SLTch 1, 1899 in V/einingen, Switzerland 

EDUCATION: High School and College, Business College and 
Apprenticeship .. 

Junior clerk in textile business, iVorked in textile 
business in England, ::anager of textile industry 
in Glarus , Switzerland, v.anager of foreign sales 
and, later, President of textile business in 
Walenstadt, Switzerland. 

President of Church Council, Chairm.an of school 
board. Chairman of the Singing Society, English 
Teacher in the Business School in Walenstadt, 
Member of the Church Choir, Member of the Juvenile 
Parole Board. 

Protestant Reformed 

Freisinnig (Republican) 
Readi*^'^. "■g.rdenir"". fam.ilv activities, working for 
organizations 



OCCUPATIONS 



ORGANIZATIONS 



RELIGION 
POLITICS 
LETSURF I 



UriUDTTTC 



TRAVEL: 



England, Sweden, Bulgaria, "J. 3., Egypt (on business), 
all of Eurasia excetit- Asia.; Africa, etc. 



r-'OTHER 
Eir^,'A DIEh haug 

BORN: December 19. 19-9 in Kerisau, Switzerland 

EDUCATION: High School and Apprenticeship 

OCCUPATICNS : Desi-^ner-Seamstress , Housewife 

RELIGION: Protestant (Reformed) 

POLITICS: Republican 

LEISURE: Knit, read, handcrafts, walk, sew for the family 

H055ISS; Sewin-?; and Knitting 



FATHER 
EDUARD /VILLI HhUG 



EDUCATION: High School and College 

OCCUPATIONS: Tool and Die "aker. Engineer 

RELIGION: Protestant (Reformed) 

POLITICS: Republican 

LEISURE: Read, Handymian , Help the chiWren with their homieworkll J 

HOBBIES: Photography, Ping Pong, reading, woodworking, sailing 



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MATERNAL GRAND^^OTHER - EP.T'A FREI 

On January 8, 1900, Emma Frei was born to Konrad and Emma 
Earner Frei. She was the oldest child in the family. She had 
two sisters, ■■'.argrit and Anna, and a brother, Konrad. All four 
children were born and raised in the small farmer's village of 
Unterstammheim, Switzerland. The family lived in the village, 
so the children did not have far to go to school. In such a 
small village, the schools took in not only children fromi the 
village itself, but children from farm.s miles away. Because 
the family lived so close to the school, transportation was never 
a Drop J. em. 

Emma was raised under middle-class standards. Both of her 
parents had high school educations. Although they had little 
money, they owned a good-sized farm, and at that time, wealth 
was determined by land and a standing in the comm.unity. 

Emma, like her parents, had a high school education. A 
scheduled sport and gymnastic class was included in the curriculum, 
Besides school, she was needed around the farm and as a help 
to her mother with the younger children. After her "graduation" 
from high school, she moved to the French part of Switzerland. 
From the age of about eighteen to nineteen or twenty, she lived 
y^^ 4-v^ rs ■Pi-ov-.r*!-. -"^w-i £s ■f'p— 2_]_-' CQ qc -hr, learn the French lan^ua'^e. 
She was so coorlv fed and cared for that she was believed to 
have Tuberculosis when she returned home again. It was advised 
that she live in a warm clim.ate in a high elevation. Because 



of her German and French backround, she got a job as a reception- 
ist in a hotel in Arosa, Switzerland. She worked there for about 
one year. Then she got a job as a telephone operator in Winter- 
thur, Switzerland, and she was close enough to Unterstammheim 
to go back home on weekends and days off. 



KATERKaL grandfather - AL3ERT DIEM 

The youngest son of Johannes and Berta Ackermann Diem, 
Albert, was born on I.Iay 9, I896. He had one sister, Berta, and 
3 hrrit.hpr. .Tnhpnn. Alhprt. was horn in Kprispiu. Switzerland- 

His dad was always poor. When Albert was ten years "old, 
his father died, and left his wife with the three children. 
When Albert was twelve, his mother died, and he was forced into 
another family. 

Albert finished school to the eighth grade in a foster home. 
He was then about fifteen years old. When he was out of school, 
he got a job as a farm hand. After that, he advanced to a better 
paying job. He became a milker J Then he advanced to farm man- 
ager for the Bali Shoe Company. 

Albert also served in the Swiss Army. He became a sergeant 
in World War I. During World War II however, her got a dispen- 
sation because of his job. 

When he was about twenty-eight years old, he was working on 
a farm outside Unterstammheim. Ix was there that he met Emma 



Frei. She v/as still working in VVinterthur, and had come ho:i:e 
for the weekend. 



ALBERT and E'.u.'A DIEP.: - FREI 

Albert Diem and Emma Frei were married on ?.'ay 6, 1924. 
The wedding was in Unterstammheim. The whole town was included in the 
gaiety and feasting that lasted for two days. 

In 1925 1 the couple moved to V/alenstadt , Sv/itzerland. There, 
Albert got a job as farm manager for the local Tuberculosis 

^ S^ani tn-ri ii". _ T-Tp v.'-^rlroH at t.hqt "i oh fnr t.hi,rt.v-fivp vparR until 

his reiiTement in I96I. There, in a small hom:e on the Sariitorium 
grounds, their four daughters were born: Gertrude (ripril 13, 
1925- ), Elisabeth (September 6, 1926- ), Emma (December 
19, 1929- ), and yiar^rit (Septem/oer""? , 19^1- ). 

Em.ma did not work after she was married. Albert worked on 
the Sanitorium farm., and Emma v/as the housewife. She did help 
her husband though. She did the cooking, baking, housecleaning, 
and often helped her husband with the semi-annual chore of making 
hay in the fields. At that time, all cutting, raking, and bun- 
dling of hay was done by hand. 

After Albert's retirement in I96I, he and his wife moved 
to the valley into the town of Walenstadt. Emma continued to 
^ be the housewife, while Albert took on the job of checking cow's 
milK oO see ii i^ reaciieci one SoanCiaj.^ xv^^ ^v-^w^^* ^^^.>j. u^^w^^w 



content. Ke also raised rabbits, as he had done even before 
they moved into tovm. At first, he had raised them for food, 
but after his retirement, he found he didn't want to kill them, 
and they became pets. 

Emma and Albert Diem lived on the "Schulhausstrasse" (School 
Street) for nine years. In January, 19?0. Emma became very sick. 
She had fainting spells and lost control of her muscles. She 
became progressively worse through early spring. She v;as admitted 
to the Sanitorium on the mountain, where she was found to have 
arteriosclerosis - hardening of the arteries. On ^'ay 5» 1970, 
Emma Diem died. She was buried in V/alenstadt . Two years later, 
within a week of his wife's death, on Kay 11, 1972, Albert Diem 
died in his home during the night. 



PATERNAL GRAND:.:0THER - FRIEDA LILY HAGEN3UCH 

Frieda Lily Ha-^enbuch was born on T.'arch 23, 1902 in Sale, 
England to Ulrich and Frieda Wernly Kagenbuch. Ulrich Hagenbuch 
was a bookkeeper and, at the tiiTie of his daughter's birth, was 
Swiss ZKXMJJ Vice-Consul to England. 

Frieda had two brothers, Fred (1899-1974) and './alter (I9I6- ) 
A third brother, Edgar, died at birth. 

The Kagenbuch family was considered upper middle-class. 
Stj.ll, life was quite simple. There were no radios, cars, tele- . , 
visions, or telephones. There was no electricity - only gas was 
used. 

"Family Day." The family went to church together in the 'morning, 
and in the afternoon, they would take walks, play games, and play 
music . 

Frieda's parents were very strict. Ker father made all 
decisions, and her father and mother did the disciplining. At 
that time, the motto was, "Children should be seen and not heard." 

In a letter to me on September 17, 197^, my grandmother 

explained her school and community life. She wrote: 

In England I attended a church school, so on special 
Sundays we all sang several hymns or psalms which our 
school teacher had taught us. The Sunday School had 
a Christmas Party and an annual Sports Day with prizes. 
When I started in High School at the age of twelve we 
moved into another part of the town and we then axxended 
the Reformed Church, though I was confirmed in the 



at the Reformed Church until I got married. There were 
many denominations in the area: baptists, weslians, 
Anglican, Catholic, Christian Science, and our rceiormea 



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Church. Health and sanitation facilities depended on 
the area. In the slums it was very bad. The higher 
the standard the better it w.as. 

Cinema, theatre and sports v/ere the chief entertainments 
and recreations. V/e played tennis, net-ball (a school 
team, playing against ofrer schools), hockey. Gym we 
had three times a week. Subjects were languages (English, 
French, Latin), G-eography, Science, algebra, r:athem:atics , 
Nature Study, History. ,ve had to wear the school uniform. 
We had Speech Day at the end of the term in July and 
prizes were given to the best pupils. 

From 1920 to 1922 Frieda went to tk3 school at the University 
of Geneva in Geneva, Sv;itzerland. She studied music and graduated 
with a degree in piano. She then taught private piano lessons. 

In 1922, back in England, she m.et Oskar Haug at a meeting 
of the Swiss Club in .v.anchester . 



PATERNAL GRANDFATHER - OSKAR HAUG 

On "arch 1, I899, Oskar Kaug was born to Rudolf and Lina 
Spinner Haug in a small Restaurant - liome in r/einingen, Switzerland, 
He was the youngest of four children. He had twin sisters, Lina 
and Anna, and a brother Rudolf. 

The Haugs were a middle-class family, but both mother and 
father worked long, hard hours* to run their Restaurant, Inn, Bakery, 
and Post office. 

All the children had high school educations. After High 
School, Oskar became a junior clerk in a textile business. He 
worked there from 1915 to I9I8. He also went to a private Business 



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ship and went on to a job in a textile firm in Z\arich, Switzer- 
land. He then spent three years in a textile business in England. 
At that tine, Switzerland had longer working hours than England, 
and pay was only moderate for the work done. 

V/hile in England, Oskar attended the meetings of the I.'.an- 
chester Swiss Club regularly. It was there that he met Frieda 
Hagenbuch. In 1923 however, vjskar returned to Switzerland to 
become the manager of a firm in the city of Zurich. 



OSKAR and FRIEDA HriUG - KhGENBUGH 

Ix was desirea that a man and wuuian .uaL-iy wioiiin oiicli" ■ 
class, and the father of the bride-to-be had to give his per- 
mission for the marriage. 

On April 3, 1926, Oskar Haug and Frieda rlagenbuch were mar- 
ried in the Cathedral in Berne, Switzerland. Frieda was one of 
the only two women in her school class that got married because 
so many men were killed in the first V/orld V/ar. 

Oskar held a manager's job in Glarus, Switzerland from 192? 
to 1930. There, two sons, .Valter (November 23, 192?- ) and 
Eduard Willi (May 26, 1929- ). were born. In 1930, he lost 
his job because of depression. Ke then applied to the weaving 
mill in Walenstadt, Switzerland. Until then, the mill nad only 

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manager of foreign sales in 1930. In fact, it was his idea that 
saved the mill from severe losses when the Swiss market became 
too small. He held the job. until, in 1955, he was made President 
of the company. 

Two other Haug children were born in Walenstadt. Kargrit 
was born on January 2^, 193^ a-nd Doris was born on February 22, 
1938. 

The family did not ovm a car. "."ost local travel was done 
byjDicycle. They were considered financially "average." Their 
first radio was purchased in 1935. Father and mother made all 
of the decisions, and they both disciplined the children. 

a-r+oi- nc^'i^qr'K retirement" in 1959. he and his wife became 
English teachers for the local school. Frieda, however, had a 
severe heart attack in the spring of 1972 which forced her to 
quit teaching. Oskar is still teaching and spends miost of his 
energy in it and in his vineyards, growing grapes for wine. 



FATHER - EBV/ARD WILLI KAUG 

r/:y father, Sduard Willi Haug, was born on "ay 26, 1929 in 
Glarus , Switzerland. He was only a year old when the family 
moved to V/alenstadt . 

The Haug family was always closely knit. Sunday v/as spent 
together - church in the morning and fam.ily walks in the after- 
noon. All meals, including weekday lunches, were eaten together, 
as both father and children came home for lunch. 

Iky father went through High School in Walenstadt. It was 
there that he met Emima Diem. Since the fam.ily lived in the town 
itself, the Haug children did not have far to walk to school. 

but the students did have classes on Saturday morning instead. 
For the Haug children, one such A'ednesday afternoon often in- 
cluded weeding the huge family gardenl 

After High School, Edy went to the Institute of Technology 
in Winterthur, Switzerland. He became an apprentice in Tool and 
Die Kaking, and then became a "echanical Engineer. 

From 19^1-9 to 1950, he served in the Swiss Army. In two 
years, he spent three seventeen-week periods, the first of which 
was basic training, in the army. It was required service. He 
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r.'OTHER - E^^^■.IA diek 

Emma Diem was born on December 19, I929. She was raised 
in the mountains overlooking Vv'alenstadt . 

AS a child, she went to school in vValenstadt, but she had 
quite a distance to go everyday. One way was about six miles. 
In the winter she often skiied down the mountain to school, but 
then she had to walk the six mile stretch home carrying not only 
books but skis too. On some days school got out quite late and 
Emma found herself walking home after dark. No one worried though, 
because today's dangers of walking alone after dark were alm.ost 
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Zurich. She became a Designer and Seamstress and then moved 
back to Walenstadt to work. 



EDWARD and EllnA KAUG - DIEM 

On his twenty-sixth birthday, Kay 26, 1955 > Eduard Haug 
married Emma Diem in the only Protestant Church in Walenstadt 
(The only other Church in the town is the Catholic Church) . 
The two had known eachother since they were children in school. 
Two weeks after their marriage; after having gotten visas, pass- 
ports and having found a "Sponsor" in the United States, they 
travelled by ship to this country. They arrived in i.ew York 
one year before I was to be born, June 13. 1955- They were 



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only planning on staying in the country for two years, but both 
parents claimed that they were stranded when I was bornl Ml 
Since then the family has gone back to Switzerland for times 
for visits. 

From iNew York, my mother and father moved to Cederberg, 
Wisconsin where m.y Dad started working for Grobb, Inc. It was 
then that my father changed the spelling of his nam.e from 
Eduard (German) to Edward. I v/as born in a hospital in the 
neighboring town of Port Washington, y.y brother Ted was also 
born there. 

When I was three years old, our family moved to Rockford. 
My dad got a job as a r.'echanical Engineer for Barber-Colman in 
Rockford. [.'y mother continued sewing in her home for some reg- 
ular customers. In I96I, my sister Karin was born. Twelve years 
later Jenny was born. To date, my Dad is still working for the 
Barber-Colm.an Plant and my m.other is still sev/ing for a few people, 
although" she finds it difficult to take care of the house, the baby, 
and keep on sewing. 



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SYLVIA HAUG 

I was born on June 13, 1956. I am the oldest in our family, 
"y brother, Theodore Oscar, was born on inarch 3, 1958. 

I hated school from the first day on Kindergarten in I96I. 
It wasn't until third grade that I started to make friends and 
enjoy school. 

y.y sister, Karin Elizabeth, was born on November 6, I96I. 
It was quite a jolt for me j I can remember only one thing that 
ha'ppened before she was born. I remember the one day that we 
moved from Cederberg to our new home in Rockford. 

School became very important to me after my junior high 
vears = '^i'^^ ^roais nan aiwavs opf^n tot <^.i^_<^ ^vf^OBS t. '■' v moT.npr ano 
father had gotten straight A's, why couldn't I?). I was always 
"Teacher's Pet" too, and that never hurt when report cards were 
issued. I got my first straight A's at the end of sixth grade. 
I got a steak dinner at the Pink Pony for it. 

I went to Guilford Center School for eight years. I was 
active in Chorus, Editor of the school newspaper, and co-editor 
of the yearbook. In the spring of 1970, I became an eighth 
grade graduate. 

I spent August of 1970 in Sv/itzerland with my relatives. 
I didn't enjoy it too much however, as it was the first time 
I had ever b^^^i^ sy-^'z^' fro" hcT^e- I feel- though, that it was a 
worthwhile experience, and I will remember it forever. 

I went to Guilford High School from 1970 to 197'^. I didn't 
like the students - they made me feel quite out of place. For 



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this reason, I made only one true friend - Fam Stewart, hs of 
this writing, we've been friends for five years. We were born 
two days apart, under the sign of "Gemini." For this reason 
we are often called "the Twinsi" 

Because I didn't like Guilford, I stayed out of extra 
curricular activities and social functions. I buried myself 
in books and took a special interest in Church. 

"y grades were honor roll all through High School; I got 
straight a's for the first three quarters of ":y Senior year. 
It v/as in my Senior year that I was elected to i\'ational Honor 
Society, and I also found myself one of the "Top Twenty" Students 
in our class of 690. 

I also became active in Church. Vv'hen we first moved to 
Rockford we attended Trinity Luthern Church, but later became 
Charter members of the Hope Heform.ed Church of Rockford. At 
Hope Church, I taught Church school to first and second graders 
for one year, and I am now teaching fifth and sixth graders. 
Pam Stewart and I planned the Church's 1973 Christmas Program. 
During the 1973-7^ school year, I did some secretarial work for 
our minister during ray free hours from school. The climax came 
when I was chosen by the Church Consistory to represent the Church 
at an annual Kiwanis luncheon for "Outstanding Christian Youth." 

On December 31 i 197^ • "''-y little sweetheart," Jennifer i.'ar- 
grit was born. She is probably the m.ain reason why I decided 
xo go xo KocK vaxxey ooxxege. i wanxea ner to aee me ttb d aitsLei., 
and not as a comnlete stran5:er. 



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I plan to transfer from Hock Valley to nope College in Hol- 
land, Michigan at the end of this year. I want to eventually 
teach I.'iath, and I've chosen to get my 3. A. in three years in- 
stead of four, so I can start helping students enjoy life as 
much as I have. I want to start giving of myself, instead of 
having people give to me all the time. 







CONFIDENTIAL - th,: 



31 UNION SQUARE 
NEW YORK, X. Y. 



^FORMATION IS COM 



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JNICATED IN CONFIDENCE IN RESPONSE TO 
OUT RESPONSIBILITY ON THE BANK OR THE 
•tPUETENESS. 



July 30i^*» lYiW 



tecric^n Consul 
Suric-h, rvitzorland 

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Vt, Paul ?. U-^inan has rcqueFtod us ta rlvs yew the follcwiriS 
infcr-:"^tion in connocx.ion ^dth an arplic-aticn i"or i':raiT^-i^n t-3 uia 
Unitcfl rtatca v4 ich he inforaa us has '^zoxi or ia eoout to b© '^aca by 

Sl-jon, IIcRley "and Coldstoin, I:.'3,, tcxtlla converters, a vci-uabio 
account wi.th us for a r-reat number of y-ara, Vho account 5-is civfSjTB 
beon coocuoted eaiiafactorliy with oubsvantiai balances cai*x*ied at all 
ti'ses, 

i; 19 io the first letter of this tyj^ vMcii w« have vr.ltten Tor 
Mr, Paul F. Lir-psan, 

Iho forcstoinP! iziferajation haa been ranplled eolely «t the request 
of t^.o depositor to whoa this letter is being dsliverc-d. A copy lo 
bol:i3 Bailed directly to you. 



truly yDur«, 




Vice President 



Srera to before ae thii 5Cth day ef July, iv54 



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LYON. TRANCE CAUORY. FRANCE 

SWITZERLAND 







CHIFFONS 
METS - LACES i/yil/ /-J// r / CABLE ADDRESS "SIHEGO' NEWYOfi 

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American Coasul 
Zurich, iJwits-erland 

Ceatlemea: 

The firm of Simon, I.ealey fc Goldstein. Lnc. has been in the textile busl- 
sess somewnat ovor ?6 years. .^ ;r. l^.ul F. I^ippmaa has oettn coAr.ected 
with us for over 20 years and is now i- resident of our Corporation. 

V/hUe I canaot divulge his exact selary, it mas into five fibres. Mr. 
-•ir^"-'"^ *-- rlr^t':!: ■ ri~ci n' ::♦ — — \-iz ' ""^ *— - 

This is th« only letter I have w-ittea for the purpose of */ir. Lippman's 
sponsoring anyones adnussioa to the ^.tates. 



Yours very truly, 

SIMON. 1-iEALZ.Y fc GOLrSTEL^I, INC, 

WiUiam L. Brand, Treasurer \ 



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fir&arxi PiiKIi" StatS "' ^T„.w ^r j. 

Qoalified in Najsau County 

Na 3'-: 5.-^700 

Cert, filed with N.Y.Co. Clk. & Rrg. 

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

Bar Contributor to the ^<OCk Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
tierican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only <i 
w minlues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
;cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

* OFFICE USE CODE 



itc of form ,^ I I -nr .r-4 7^/ 



Your -,^ - 

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i. Your college: Kock Va I l ev (.0 liege ■■ Co // ) 

ITdcTcTord", Illinois 

***A* A A A ft ft ft ft ft A .'.; ft ft ft ft ft ;'. ft ft ft :'( ft ft ft 

3. Ch«t.k the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper, 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 / 1800-1850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

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

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

""^South Atlantic (Ga. , Fia., N.C., STcD ^East South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn, Ky 

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OFT F V' E ast North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

Pacific (Cal., Washj (Hawaii, Alaska) 111- Wis.) 

Tiaalne (ND,SD,Neb. .KanTTTowa, MB) 

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

)^ Farming Mining )(' S hopkeeping or small business 

""^ Transportation Big Business Manufacturing 

y P rofessions u Industrial labor )( O ther 

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

_X Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian V M ethodist 

Baptist Episcopal Ian C ongregational Lutheran 

Q uaker Mormon O ther Protestant ^Other 

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

^Blacks Indians M exicans ^Puerto Ricans 

^Jews Central Europeans Ital lans ^Slavs 1 

y I rish y B ritish Native Americans over several generations 1 

^East Asian ^Other 

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

X Interviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies j 

fami ly members ' 

Vital Records ^Land Records T he U.S. Census 

"^T'P ^iotographs y M aps X O ther 



3. 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Nam e /V/^/t//- '1L(}.-v^aJ> fm.i/'^S Current Residence 

If dead, date of death ; 



Place of birth Or^^^^V^ / l^/ll 0«t« of Birth [)ece^ke..^ X7<? l91^ 

Education (number of years;: '^ 
grade school ^ high school vocational college / 

Occupation(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) / . 

1st P^,.J-fpjr'< Aff^pro^h^eMUi /$T?-n l 5t /^/?/oy.V)^ ^Date^J^ 

2nd li)aTeiP \Den A-O^/neKiT ^ht^i ;Sf3''^( 2nd ^Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 

^th Dates Ath Dates 



Religion Cj^TUrJ.^, 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. /^g-M oor/^T C/7t/L> 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother /fjf^ri\\(\ n ^^^^ /9/0 

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

6. Grandmother (your father's side) 

'l'^"^ (nqneiL^ foLr -- Current Residence A. .-r-, 

if dead, date of death /It^.t^^L^^ 7/ /f // ^ 

Place of birth /In Jg^..;, //g /,//: <^.,^ </^V Date of birth Aj^J<.t .^ I I S,^3 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

/. . ,/ ^ /) \ <fff // (after leaving home) 

2n d Dates 2n d ^If^hf^lSon Dates (pe'4rL\ 

3r d Dates 3r d D ates 

^th Dates kt h D ates 

Religion n.^ nJn-r P p^cTlC^ 

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



place of marriage to your grandfathe r /yi/^f)f^/} 



n date_/^/j2. 



84 by»e stepmother or another relative gl 



.epjrandfather (your father's side) 

-nK- lf^.,^^^^^-=l-i^^^^ JJt:i y^J^ZyxrrQxM Residence^ 

I f <l«Md. (1.1 1 c of death ^ 



PIrtte of birth tMr^n4S^ i^ 



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Occupat Ion (s) 



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col lege / 



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2"^/>^l/,y^^-^ X.r (fi A/ Vri.^/e D ates V?.^/ 2 nd L'AJ,orv^ LLI<, D ates /f-V/ 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother jaj i i^ \ , i- ,,■ , "Jate , Q -i 

Note: If your mother was raised by a iW^ k m\l \ U f ' 'iMlhi ff ^ l' e i il' l ^B ( t o ag e 1 8 ) ^ ^ '^ " ' 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name /f,2n(P^ ^lle.. ////^/-7_<n^ ^Current Residence 

If dearf, gate of death 4.aa8— .-^.TT 



Place of birth Z;/^,,,., f^^^.D,^ //.; S Date of birth \^u.K>^v /7 /k-^? 

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grade school ^ high school V vocational college 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

I /-/ / il r^ I /, '"^^f-ia /^- . (after leaving home) 

Ist { h^rh ni-Hi.o fnr..l, </^..^ Dates / ^ W^ 1st C r..- ifC ."l U ^.p. . D ates /f.2/ 

"^^^ .--'^•'•» 2nd U-^i^:?,^, ft/ < Dates 'f:P'^ 

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e of marriage to your grandfathe r' ni.r-h\:j ' \\\) i^<lh^.^ . ,1/ i d ate /f/^ 

If your mother was raised by a stepmother oranother rAiaMu* (tr, .^. IB) ' 



ikci vMi i'ne oacK or this page (D-2) 



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

N.iine Current Residence 

I f do, id, (laip of dftath 

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(after leaving home) 
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?n(l Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3r d D ates 

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Re I i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmothitr d ate 

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f'l-icf. of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
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Number of years of sc^ootJn g l<^ ^ O ceupaTlbrt \^^l^fX^ riJ 

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\ ! arne 

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111. ASSKiNMtNT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family dr-n willinyj 

1 iRToby donate this family history, along with all literary and adimriistrativc 
rujhLs.to the Rock Valley College Family History Colloction, depositcnl in the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

Signed _jlX^rr^^=^__j2^_c:>fc<5ue^ . /C^^-^^ 

Date _Jhl.^£.:..rJ^^^-.Jli /^^^ 



GENEALOGY CHART 



ria9_Michasl Hayes 
July 19. 1956 

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Father 



B Ssptemter 6, 1915 
M December I6, 19^2 
D 



John.Eayos .. 

Great qrandfather 




Frank Thomas Hayos Sr ,^. 
Grandfather 

B Dacembor 28, l6?3 
4 M 1912 
I D April 1, 1931. 



Grandmother 



"11 B UnKnown 
i M January 25, 1869 
I D 1915 

|j,llen_ Sullivan _ 

Great grandmother 

B 18^14 

DKay 22, I879 

Shri-Stopber. Columtma 

Rohv 

M im 
D 1933 



B Juno 21 , 1803 

D Dacfcmber 3I, I96I 



I Mar 



y Benoy 



B 1856 
D 1933 
Ulyssss Grant Killer 



Charles Lumm Kille r 
[| Grandf atlier 
jB June 21, l893 
|M Juno 21, 1912 
D iJovember 1?, 192? 



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Kai'jorie Trances Mille; 



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B July 17, 1916 

M 

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Prances Ellen Kabson 



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B January 1?, I893 
D Dacember 29, 1955 



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D 1929 



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phj.face 

^ilh&n. I first hoard of the fanily history project, I felt it was going 
to be another "boring subject for a term paper. But, when I began doing re- 
search, I found out how little I actually knew about my family's linwagft. 
After I made this realisation, I found it very interesting because I never 
had the chanca to meet any of my grajidparents. They were all dead before I 
reached six years of age. I regret to say I was unable to find ©%>*■ infor- 
mation on four of my great grandparents. Ky parents wore unable to give m© 
the names of anyone to whom I could write tO' obtain this information; never- 
theless, they were invaluable in helpi;:g me write this paper. V/ithout them 
I would not know anything about m^' lineage. I also like to thank Frances 
Hayes for supplying me with inforias.tion about the Hayes fejaily and Lthelyn 
Morris for her help in obtaining information about the Mabsons. 

Sincerely, 



fU^uo jnU^jJ^ -M-^^ 



PART I 

My great grandfather John Eayes ca-'ss to the United States aro-Lind IS50 , from 
County Clare, Ireland. He waa one of many who cair.e to .this country during the 
great frjnine of th.at era. Vrhere he first settled, I do not loiovx'. The first 
firn date I found v.'as his ma.rriagc to Ellon Sullivan on Jan'oary 25, I669 in 
Milwaukee, V/isconsin. After their oarriage, the couple noved to Madison, v;here 
John v.'orked for the Milwaukee Road. The couple were hlesssd with two isalo chil- 
dren, John and Fi'aal:, born in I87I and I873, respectively. V/hen the boys were 
still youiig, their mother died of pneumonia at the age of thirty-five. John 
Sr. was sickened by her loss, but managed to continua bringing up his two 
boys. He was a very generous man. With his extra money, he managed to bring 
over two of his brothers from Ireland, Two of his sisters, however emigrated 
to Australia, while his remaining brother stayed Ireland vrith his parents. 

V/ith the loss of his wife, Johii decided that he alone could not handle 
the formidable task of raising his boys alone. So, he brought an aunt over 
from Ireland to look after his boys v/hilo he was working. His plan backfired 
v;hen she died a year after coming over. This time, he hired a local women by 
the name of Bridget CulligEJi. John n&vcr got along v/ith her very well because 
her favorite motto was, "Wait till your father gets home." John believed in 
t\ard v;oi'k and because of his efforts, became foreman of the blacksmith's shop 
owned by the Milwaukee Road. Ho made a good salary and with his savings in- 
vested money in land. The years Wdnt by fast and before John realised, his 
son Jol'in Jr. had married ajid moved to Janosville-. The couple had one child and 
then returned to Madison and lived with John Sr, for a year. Eventually the 
young Ato Milwaul:ce v/here John bought them a house on 23rd Street. The family 
livftd thet© for the nott^ fifty years. 



\Iith only PranI: at hoae , John no\f hr.d more tims to enter into some areas 
of specif:.! interest. V/hile still working in the blacksmth's shop, he tecane 
interested in politics. His first major position was Aldermsn of Madison'3 
fourth wai-d. He olDtained a reputation as a hard v/orker eiid subst-.quantly, bo- 
cam© President of the Conr.on Council and acted as aayor when the real nayor was 
cut of to'.'m. Joi-m. began to study law at night school at the University of V,'i3- 
consin end later was appointed to several connittees at the university. Hu 
wag urged to run for cayor tut declined^, for the years v/ere beginning to catch 
up with him. Instead of running, ho urged his supporters to back a young man 
named Schnedeman. Schir.edeaan. was elected mayor of Madison aiid in 1932, bocane 
governor in the first Eoosevelt landslide. 

Strangly enough, John v/as a devout Catholic as welir as a politician. To 
Irishmen of this period, Catholicity was a way of life. The parish provided 
not only religion, but also gave inunigrants and their families social oppor- 
tunitiss denied thsia by the other parts of the concunity. John lov&d Kadi son, 
St. Raphael's parish, and the capital. He had laany fond remories of his days 
with the other politicians of tin fourth v;ard, TAvo na^iss that -jopped up in 
his stories about th? fourth ward were Mick Cashion and Creepy Hobbs. Their 
«scapad£s in the ward and at St, Piaphaol's v;ould niake an excellent television 
series. In his later years, he often had frequent visits from his relatives, 
hlo becan^e pji avid card player with hie favcritsAceing euchre. V/hon his working 
days ended, Jchji spent his time at either Johr. Jr.'s or at FraJik's, His big- 
gest disappointment v/as that neither of his sons ever went to ithe university. 
He encouraged them to go, but they refusad. He was sorry that his sons did 
not have the educational desire he had had in his youth in Ireland, By law, 
She Lnglish forbade secondary education for any Irish youth, John Sr, died 
in 1915 and is buried in Calvary Ceraetary , Milwauicee* 



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With John 3i', daad , Fr^ik and John ••/oro loft to cp^ry on tht family nsrio. 

Johr. Jr. stayed in Milwaukef while Frcjil: sts.yad in Madison for u.iuxy years, 

Jranl: first v;oric6d 33 a printer's apprentice, in the domocra.tic headaup.rters 

in Madison. Johja Sr. liv*d with PrarJc for many ysars on the fsjriily honios- 

tcsd on V/cist V/ilson. At ths aga of ninetO'sn, he quit his job with the, demo- 

cratic party. ■. E« then begsn working for the Wi.t«>r Departnaat as a raster 

reader. He worked at the Vfetsr Dspartiaont for many ysars &nd eventu;;lly be- 

csme chief clerk and boold-ieepar. Frs.nk; was at a disadvantpge because: he nav«r 

went to any sacondary school, so v/lien he got his job, ha decided he ha,d bettor 

takftsomc night courses in booklteeyjing at ths local Four-C business college, Ih 

1912, at thfi age of thirty-nina, ho married Cordfelis. Eohr. Sha was born in 

Dodgsville, Wisconsin a small community nadc up of retired farmurs. Th« town 

W39 so backward that tnj-y did not vote for tha installation of modern sewpr 

syston until 195C. Delia was the daughtisr of Christopher CcluHibus Rohr and 

a. 
Mary Bsnoy. Th« family was considared poor, for her father worked as/houso- 

paiutar supporting seven children, four boys and thrss girls. Iho boys were a 
grast asset to thsir father's painting company. Two fo tha boys grew up to ba 
very succt-ssful painting contractorg and snothRr vrorkad as 3.n autciaobilo painter. 
The rfcuaining o:i& moved to Chicago aiid worked as a salesmsui. Tiie £-*£? girls all 
grew up to bo hou3»v/iv£s in the typical Anarican fashion. Delia mov»d to Ma.dison 
while"V/8 5 still young and v/orked for the Cudahy Mo.it Packing Co. in Madison, Af- 
ter thoir marriage, Dalia never lyorksd again because Frank's salary was «nough 

to handle expenses. Both Dslia and Frand v;ere avid card player^* with thoir 
favorite 
/gana bring scot, Frank likod tha game 30 wall that he oftsn tinss ontored 

national toarna,ia9nt9. My father roiaombars tho houss being abundant with the 

many prizes ha won at these tournamants. The couple lived at the Hayes'' horns— 



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stead on V/est 'rfilson all their married yo^rs. The couple had two mala chil- 
dren, Frsjak Jr. and Johji, torn in 1915 aiid 1913 1 respactivcly. The two "boys 
went to St, Raphael's grade school and continued their education at Central 
Hi§:h School. Thtty vtre intercsted/'maiiy, different athletic activities, "but 
excelled in tennis and 'basc'2_b?v.ll. As tine passsd, the ■U-.'o men "becams interested 
in golf and to this day hoth are active golfers. 

In 192^-^. 'tiie fajniiy 'bousirit its first car, a Stsaras-Knight touring car. 
The hous« they were living in had an. extremely narrow drive v;ay and Frank Sr. 
had to drivo it out with the aide of his ncigiibor giving hir. directions. V/hon 
Frarik Jr. was old enough, his father ussd to have him stand or. the running 
board and steer while h-s operated the clutch. In I525, the family bought its 
first radio to listen to the Tonney — Esnuey fight. The feMly^were avid boxing 
fans and often times sttsndod the matches at the university. In 1937, Frezji 
Jr. had tho pri\'ilage of seeing Jos Louis win th& world chaxipionship. The 
Daprcssion did not harm the family too badly at first, for Frank Sr, was 
making a. good wage at the V/atcr Department, Then in 1931. ^rank Sr. died of 
pnaiinonia and lift the family with no incojiie, for in those days, there was no 
Social Security. John managed to get a job as bookkeeper in the Water Depart- 
ment. E<3 made a fair wage and each week handsd over the check to Delia. Frank 
continued his education at the U, of W, taking general business courses. When 
the money situation v/orssncd, Frank had to quit his schooling. During the next 
severe! years, Frank worked at a resl estate office, then for the Soil Con- 
servation of i ice, and then for yjrsholt working in the sect, accounting depart- 
ment, Delia worried a lot about where the money would coma from and kept pus- 
hing the boys to t;«t better jobs. Delia's concern for money cane from her 

my father, 
early days when her fajnily was always short of cash. In. 1936, Frsjak,/met his 

future bride and in I938, John not his future bride. Delia lived in tho house 



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on V.'e-st V/il3on for most of the rest of hor life, until In I96I , v;hi3c visiting 

har)s.OD. Joiji, sho died a natural death, 

PART II 

Fr«:dorick Loxley Mabson v;as born in Sheffield Lngland in I856. At the 

age of sightsen, Fredariclc cama to the United States at tha invitation of an 

a 
lincle. Ee canie to Albion Prairie, Wisconsin t^nd worked aty butcher shop. Fred 

was a dovout Methodist and at the Primitive Methodist Church, he inct his wife 
Esther Eliza Wilenan, the daughter of the minister. After their marringo, the 
couple bought a farn outside Albion Prairie and livod there for the next twenty- 
six years. The family was blesses \;ith nine children — actually ton, but one 
child died at an early age. About the year I89O, the fpjaily moved to Fort At- 
kinson, Diring his stay in the town, Fred looked for another farn to t>uy. He 
bought another farcT^near Milton Junction. The farms income caae from the sale 
of beef cattle and pigs^' ^b.Q far:? also raised its ovm grain. Several areas 
v/ere set a?ide for a vegetable garden and a fruit tree grove, Ihtt family al- 
ways ate well and was considered p.zi average farming faip.ily. The r.ale chil- 
dren helped around the farm while the females spent their tiiae canning, sewir;g, 
and doing most of the household chores. The recreation tiaa v/as spent with 
piano sin-a-long3, playing flincli, ;^nd checkers. There was a nearby lalie near 
the fprm and the children spent nany a hot siuiMner afternoon sv/iinining. The 
far.iiy v;a3 Vary religious and spent a lot of time at church affairs, i'he cen- 
ter of the living rooia contained a pedestal with a large Bible witii silver 
clitsps as a binding, Grace was said befora every Esal and the children wcr« 
required to I-meel by their mother's knee and say their prayers.' As the chil- 
dren grew older and rarried, the holidays brought the children home for s 
fsmily celebration. Fred Msbson retired at age of sixty, and noved with the 
yoiinger children to Edgerton, Wisconsin. He bought an eight rooa brick house. 



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find by this time v/ith tnort of the children np.rried, the housa v/a5 more thpn 
adequate. The couple lived the rest of their lives in Edgerton. 

Most of the children lived in Vt'isccnsin a.ft5r uiarrip.ge and Frances lillon 
Mrjbson, my grandmother, was no exception. Prance n net her huabaJid, Chnrlea 
Lucn Miller, in high school. Ths couple would v;a,lk to school toj-ethcr almost 
everyday. They dated each oth^r all through their stay at Hilton Junction 
High School. Charles and Frsjices ',/ere married an June 21, 1912, both wcro 
nineteen. Charles was th« son of Ulysses Gr^nt Milltr snd Grace Lujnn, The 
Miller fanily moved to Cooksvillo, V/isconsin from Pennsylvania, In Cooksvillo, 
they lived on a farm. Grace v;as a Christian Scientist and a lover of muijic. 
Also, the couple collected a large nunber of arrowheads along the shores of 
Lake Kegonsa. Ths collection v;a3 later mounted and is aov/ in ny family's 
possession. After Charlos and Frsjaces married, thcjiy noved to a 6W acre farm 
adjacent to'Yliller farm on the Rock River and lived there- for tho next twelve 
years. The couple had two children, Mark sjad iMarjorie, born in 1913 E^rid 191^ i 
respectively. The family lived on the farm until 192^ whan tuberculosis struck 
the entire hsrd of dairy ca.ttle. All of th2 cattle eventually died, s;** the 
family had fond memories of the farm. My mother, Mar j oris, has several favorite 
stories sho has told our family. Ths first story is about Marge and her dog 
Shep. The area had bean warned that a lone wolf was roaming the area and that 
children should be kept near the farm. The local farmers decided to go out and 
hunt -^" the wolv«3 and MiU'ge dacided that i-he -p- going to go along. Her 
father did not care as long ag she stayed in tho cpr wiiil* ths other far- 
mors huntsd. After the farmers Iftft the car, Marge, Shop, her constant com- 
panion, and her naphsw Sruce, got bortsd waiting for the men to come back. 
Since they ware only a mile away, they decided to wslk, and low and behold th^y 
ran into the wolf. Marge, thinking quickly, told Shep, "Sic-em," and Shep 



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chcscd Rvey tha wolf. The second story involved the gift of two In.m'bs to Kark 

and Mrirj-.e. The tv;c uancd thu Isnbs, V/innic and Perry, nzid. the first day they 

hud them, Margs and her brother v;ere so worried that tho lambs would not got 

enoagli to cat that Uisy spent the v;hole day feeding the ls.r.ibs. The next jr.oraing 

in the bjirn, they found both V/imiie .-aid Perry laying on thsir buck-3 with thoir 

feet sticking strp.ight up in ths nir — dead of ovcrcatir.g. 1o this d?y , whcn- 

cvlt hy mother trios to give us too nuch food, iny brother .-,nd I brlnt .rp the 

gtor^ of Wirmie and Perry. 

With the entire stock of csttle wiped out, tha fsjnily had littla ch6ice 

but to move. Charles fo^ond a ^ob as p delivery npjx for City Service Oil Co. 

ond th« fpjiiily novad to Union, V.'isconsin, a small town Iccatod cat side of 

Ivsusvilla. They bought a small house- on s. half acre of property nnd Frances 

found a Job at a ;?i;;all grocery store dov/n. uhe road. Three years later tho 

family bougrt the; storo. Several years latt.r, Charles had to have p. tooth 

pulled snd without peunicillcn, he devcloosd p.n infection. The dentist could 

do nothing about it, »jid he died thi'Oi months later nt the age: of thirty-four. 

tv/enty 
Luckily, they had bought the ..-tore, for PrrjiCCL- worked thoir for the; nc:ct/ysars. 

She wa.s an excellent business v;oinan, got ling up at 4:00 A.M. to do tho j;ouse- 

hold work and the v;orking the rtst of the da^- at the store. In the twenty years 

she owned the store, she n&v^r once had a robbory. Sho did have goi;is interesting 

excp-risnccs with a roving b?n.d of gypsiss who ustd to r-tay in a nearby woods. 

The £:r-psies would colic- into the store with, large overcoats with hidden pockets. 

Luckilj Trances was able to get them out of store witi.out then ever stealii-g 

very nuch. In 19^5, she retired and in 19^9, aarried Ray Siaith and lived the 

rest of htr life in ivansville with Hay until her d-j-ath in 1955. 

The Millar children want to a snail on© room grade school near thoir farm. 

When they moved to Union, both graduated fron a one room grade school and thcn*^ 

vent Evansvillo High School. When l-ferk graduated in 1932, he v;orkcd in his not- 



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hers store. Marie's favorite activities v/erc hunticg and fishiiig. \i/liil* living 
in Union, he begsr. to trsp animals for their pelts. Ha used to sr^ll them and 
make a little nrctr? pocket incuBy. Mark's finished hi^iii school in 1933. ^'^<3^ ca- 
cidr.d that she v.-tntsd to continue her ©ducatiou. She took p0 3t-£;rs.du:,it® courses 
at tha high school and later on vcint to Madison v;itL soaio friends to go to vo- 
cational school, Sho lived in p.n apartment with thrcp. t&it*^ girls. At tho 
end of her schooling, Marge got a job at as a public stancgrsphsr. In. Madison, 
she aet her future huabsind, 

PART III 
Karga nest her future husbsind, Frank T. H&yes, while playing tannic, ono day 
in 1$3^« Six nonths later, Frank finally wont .-ihead and askod her out. They 
sav; oach other evsryday bscaus* they worked in tha saue building. They dated 
continuousiy for the'^four years going g'.-finrning, hiking, attending sporting 
events, and sight seeing. The Deprosaion prevcntad thsi.i fro^ gt,tting in:u'ried 
and Frank finally asked her to my.rry him just baforo ha left for World War II. 
Mp~rg.i reasoned that he did not v/ant her to go out v/ith D:ay other raon v/hilo he 
was overseas, Mr.irge'3 jjrother, Mark, also enlisted in the Armod Forct-s and 
during the time Margo was in Madison^ ha n;trried Selira Friscth, He was off ©rod 
altcrnativG service, but wanted to do his f^ir share liko his friends. Mark 
was one of the many involved in th^j D-^Day invasion, Kc worked as a scout for 
th« field artillery. Marge renombertid one of his Icjtt&rs a.bout six months 
after th«i invasion on Cecembar I5 , 19^^i , Mark had bean go excited because he 
had been able to slesp in a chickan coup; ths first tins in si:-: inonths, h* had 
slept uTidcr a roof. Tha.t night, the Germans shollod the chickcjn coup and Mark 
was killed at tha age of 31V^S£lma, his v/ifa , reaarrie=d after many ycarc and is 
living in northern Wisconsin, Marge was heart broken and captscially becsino 
worried that she night losa hef new husband. During his training as a navigator, 
Fraiok nanaged to g«t ssvoral wcaks off and married Harga on Dacember I6, 19'^2. 



After tha-ir honcyncoa in Chicago, i"r?nk left for ovoirscas. M^.r^e livod v;ith 
Delia on V>'ilson during her hu'scarnds st;^y in the Air i'orca ^-'iid continued to 
vs'Orlc R9 a public stsnographar. Merge v.'rotc Irt-Xik. once or twica av»ryday, and 
Trank rsspondsd ty v^riting unu?vlly onca a day, Marga irik have or.i- horrifying 
exporience: One day she noticed a t e.legrsuii delivery "boy f.pproaching tho houss 
and sho folt surie^that this w,i3 the news that Frsjnjcz had heon killed, Sh<s 
opensd the telagi'sm ajid read its contents, "Happy Annive-rsary r Lovg TrDnkr" 
Th8 v/ar sep?xs.ted the couple for .tow years, Irs-rilc workad as a navigator on a 
Isr/^e pcrsonnsl trcjisport/pland. H© never saw p.ny v.,ctu5.1 ho,-a.vy comhat, but v/as 
fired upon on several different occsLSions. He contacted yellow jaundice ovcr- 
sors P.nd had to spend six v;ecks in the iicspital, D-aring this tiaa, he asked 
Mar^d to send hiin plsnty of svvSuts and she responded by sending as much choco- 
late as shcs could. 

Frari-k was disciis.rt;s5d fro::; the Air Porce in October, 19^r5. V/hile rcgiKtering 
for unemployr.snt cor.pcnso.tior; , he ran into an eld hi^i school friend, who told 
cf a job avsilabls with Standard Oil Co, ^rank got the Job ?nd by thnt tiiric, 
y]s.Tt^t v'£s pregnant. Hs trK.velled the. southv/cst area of Wisconsin selling tirtis, 
bsttcries, and 5-.cc.*ssoric3 to various Standard Oil stations, Karf:e continued 
her sf-cretpj-isl job right up -until the tii::c she v^ras due. In 15^6, Frank found 
sm 3pr.rtTr.ent in Pls.ttGville , Wisconsin, but in ths nc?ntima, Patricia Ellen was 
born on Sspteabsr 21, ly^!-6. The young fsnily th-.r/novcd into the spartnicnt 
in Fictteville. in DaccLibcr, The K-iyrs faMly enjoyed tha town vtry much, bc- 
cauio they v;erc still young onongh to onjoy the -activity in s college tov/n, 
Ih^y joined the local Country Club snd becauie uvid golfers, as •.■/•ell as anthusi- 
astic bridge players. Durii:^ th« threa years they lived in plattsville, the 
couple had nn.other child, Mark I-iilltr, bon. on Mri;, 11, 19^S» Shortly after his 
birth, my father heard of a job opening in the Chevrolat Division of General 



i «.£,« XV 



Motorfj us a disti'ict rcprcstJiitative. H<; r.pijlicd for the job r.nd got it. The 

couple then moved to M'':rrill, Wisconsin, a siiall I'oiaber town north of V/aussu. 

The family remsabers Morrill bactuse of the rotten v;c»,ther. Snow accuaiulatGd 

in It.rgtf aniouats dui'ing the winter prid the suiansrs ware cool v/ith usually only 

Oiie week of warn weather. Marge and Friuii:: joined the golf club again and took 

up squixr© dancing. The fsxiily lived there threo and one-half years rand ray 

father was transferred to Rockford, Illinois, in January, 1953. After moving 

to Eockford, Frtnk had a bad car e^cident near polo, Illinois. He was hit head 

on by a ssiai-truck. He had to spend 3sv<5n weeks in the hospital and pis a re— 

suit of the accident, ha has had leg prnblems'."' 'They ags.in played a lot of golf 

but did not-^Hockford as entsrtaining as other cities they had lived in bfcfore. 

Thciv did meet two r.eet iuflxiential couples during thsir first stay in the Forest 

City: the Jos Huce's, owners of Bl-ackhav;k Pontiac, and the Lou Bachrodt's, owners 

of Lou Sachrodt Ghevroltt. In. 1955, a third child, John Francis, was born on 

August 2j ajad eleven ir.oiiths later, thuir final child wss born, Thonas I-Iichut^l, 

this tir.e 
on July 19, 195^. Three months after Iy-js born, Frsni: was again trsrsfirre^/to 

C-rsen Bay, Wisconsin. 

In Green Bs^, tnt family had its longest stay in any ono city at oug time of 

nine years. Here again, all msmbers of the fpiaily were introduced to golf r^nd. 

especially football. Nobody livss in Green Bpy v:.ry long '..'ithout becoming a 

Packer fsn. Lvsry year, wa bought season tickets for the home grnso ?-n(j fol- 

lo'.:ed the Packers on tclosvision when thaj^ v;cro out of town. All fo'ur children 

attended Catholic school pjid attended chui'ch every Sunday. Bcfors Marge married, 

she was a devout Mothodist, but after narrying r.y father she convsrtr.d to Cathol- 

icisiT.. In 1965, Frank was transferred to /Jt-jrquette , Michigan, r>xi6 thio time tho 

move was more onotional because every member of the fanily h^cl made good friends. 

Patty departed fron the femily sii- months after vs ir.cvcd to Michigpn when sho 



dtcid-sd to 1:0 to the University of V/isconcin, Madison. KiJ.rl: linishs-d hjgli school 
s.t Marqaotte Ki£;ii and after ti'^'ins colle^.; i,.t ICorthtrn Michig^.n Univorsity, de- 
cided he v;ould t3,rce a ysar off sjid v;ork. A yoar after ths move, Jrejik v/as 
l?yod off "by Chsvrolet whftn the/ started their iuf.-?anou3 youth ncv-frn^nt. Luckily, 
he fo^uiid a job as sfiltss n^zi:>f,t.v at the locsl Plymouth dsfslorship, for ^01)3 ?.rs 
gcarce in northern Michigs.n. ?rrjrJc and Margie nn.de many friciids in our three 
yaar stay ?-.nd bscarao well V^cv-n throughout the tovra of 20,000. Msre^e "began 
a DjoUcc Cluh in Marquette that still i^ going strong tod.7-y^ eight yos.rs la.tfer. 

Perhaps Joh-n and I enjoyod our stay in the ITorth the most. V/ith LaJrce Su- 
•P"" " to sv;im in during thf, Hijj;-iL.cr and ?, v;co(js directly behind oui' housd to 

explore, v;o had a v/onderful ticia. All of the other kids in the ncighhorhocd 
were our s^;e , so v;e rlivs^-g har' somsthlng to do. V.'e also took up skiing and 
for tv/o years went skiing every vrintar v;c ek-snd at the local slopes. John eJid 
I went to the Catholic grade school in Marqusttc, a s^iall school of 25o wheru 
evoryone kncw^elss, \vhan n^y father lost his Job in 1563, v;e v-cro dseply sad- 
dened when we found out we had to raovs. 

Our last ;inc final nove brou.ght us bsck to my birthplace, Rockford in I968, 
Ky father v/as fcbls to get a jo'ii hurt with his led friend Jos Eumt selling cars 

at Blaclchrwk Pontiac. Aftfsr two years of '.■/orking there, ho found a better 
job sailing cars at H-omphrey C^idillac r.nd Olds. My mother, for ths-. firs^. tice, 
bsgun working as a sscrotary for tho itocl-aord Bon.rd of SducJition. . John and 
I finished grsde school at Marsh Middle School and thci continued cur educations 
at Guilford where we gi-a.du^tcd in 1973 and 197^, respectively, ',/c ell con- 
tinued playing golf and cvRntually John ajid I took up t<;nnis. I wrestled in 
hig_h school and did nansgo to win gevai'al awards. After finishing high school, 
John and I,both.aro continuing our schooling nt Rock V?,lley Coll?igo. John Is 

in his last y..ur at Rock Vallsy rJid plans to attend the University of Illinois 
in the fall of 1975. John is employsd by Rockford Acronatic and I em enploysd 



as a salosir.EUi at Eappy Slc&p-ar. Mark wont to Rock Valley tvo years Rud then 
procfcdsd to go to ITorthorn Illir.o5.3 University '.vhcsro ho recsivad his da— 
gree in family services. Ho marriod Dabbia Blo.ck, aaothor Kock Valley studoat, 
la August of 1970. Thwy now hava ons child, Ethaa Michael, Frpjik and Marge's 
first grandchild. Fatty graduated from thd University of WiEsconsia yjad f.ar- 
rifed Andr-3V/ Golds tain in May of 1970. Sh» not.' livas in Lcaox, Maasp.chusatts, 
pnd v;ork3 as a co!::;puter progrsJOHar, Her husbsuad hs.s had his first "book pub- 
lished, Becoming; Aii Aciarican Ody3 94»y . sjad sponds his time writing and giving 
tannia lessons. Mark, by th© way, is v;orking as a social worker in Prebport, 
Illinois. My uncle, John Hsycs is living in Cinncinnati, Ohio, and ig doing 
very v/cll as a whclesal© furniture salesnisja. At the time to this writing tho 
members of tho faaily still around aro: Johii Hayes, 61; Irank Hpyes, 59\ Mar- 
jorie Hayos, 58; Patty Goldstein, 23; Mark Haj'ss, 25; John Hayes, 19; and niy- 
sslf, Thomas Hayas, I8; and tho beginning of the next genaration of Ha^'Gs', 
Ethan Michaal, ijsc-.d 1/2. 



HEATONV JAMES KEVIN ; 1956- 



[AS.E USt INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY JIISTORY 



jr Contributor to the Kock Valley College Family History Collection: 

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irican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only .i 
< ninlues , nnd wi I 1 be eas i ly made over into an Index which will permi t archi ve users ready 
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•AHILY DATA 

. Grandfather (your father's side) 

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If dead, date or ojatn 

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Education (number of years): ^ 
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'lace of bl rth ' ■ 
•ducat ion (number of yearsj: 
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col lege 



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lucallon (number of years) —————— —™— 

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face of marriage to your granarather 



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\ur Mother 



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The history oi' James Kevir. Heaton is re- 
lated in the following pages. It dates from 
the year eighteen hundred and ninety-rcur 
to the present year of nineteen nundred and 
seventy-four beginning *.\ith the lives of ray 
great-grandparents as far back as can be trac 
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Janes K. Heaton 



The follov.'ing is an history of rr.y family as close and as 
accur-ite as I can r late it. Sorr.e of it is from documents but, 
most of the information has been told to me by still living 
relations. 

There is little inform.ation about my great-grand.-^arents on 
my father's side of the fam^ily, most of what I will pass on to 
you is hearsay. 

My great-grandfather, '.villiam Heaton m.arried Carrie iicLaughlin 
in the early nineteen hundred's. They lived in the upper coal 
regions of Pennsylvania. In the first few years of tneir marriage 
they had three children. Villiam Jr., the eldest, then Dorothy 
and, Francis, ''illiam Sr. was a coal maner and in their early 
manhood his sons followed in his footsteps. Two of his children 
s'^ent their entire lifeti'ie in tais saa.e area and died therein 
the nineteen-sixties . These tv'O were '.illiam Jr. and Dorothy v/ao 
along with their '"arerts '..'illiam. Sr. and Carrie •••ere never k ov.'n 
to have traveled ver;' far. 

Fr.ncis, t'-.e youngest in the f:.mily and r.y 'grandf ^-tlier, aas 
born or January t^.-enty-aevonth in nineteen hundred and nine, ne 
had an average childhood like that of many otner cailaren of coal 
mininr fat' ers. i'.uch of his younger years v/ere spent in school 
v.'ith free time divided unevenly cetween nla:', on the losing end, 
and strip mining as a necessity to survival, i-'rancis -.vasn't 
content v.'itn this life and ^-.-nile -.'orKing full time he managed to 
attend r"i-ht school for several years, ne m.arried June Pettit on 
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June ?ett,it ^vas born on February second in nineteen hundred 
and sixteen. Her parents v/ere r.athryn I. isventer and Clarence 
Pettit. hven June herself knows very little about her parents 
ijhe has been told by relations that her father was of i-'rench- 
Canadian descent. June had one sister ,;;ho was four years olaer, 
named Edna. The girl's r:other died when they v;ere eight and 
twelve years old. Several norths after her aeath their father, 
Clarence, place the tv;o girls in the ho:'ie of tneir mother's sister 
Kae Gaul. Both of the sisters remained •■.■ith their .^unt Mae until 
they married. Edna married first to Joseph Grom.alsKi. They had 
five children; Carol, Joe Jr., V.'illiam, Kobert and, Edna when 
Joe 5r. v.'as Rilled in Italy in V'orld V.'ar II. Edna later re- 
married V'illiam Hare and three more children v/ere adaea to the 
family. They are betty, fatty and Winifred. 5ome of these children 
still live in Pennsylvania with their own families today but, 
Edna, V;illiam and the tv.-o youngest live in California. 

V.'hen June married Francis Heaton she v/as oi the Luthern faith. 
5he had not been raised as a devout follov/er and did not Know 
her aunts and uncles v/ere so religious until they objected to 
her marriage to a Roman Catholic. vVhen she went ahead with the 
marriage and decided to convert to the catholic laith tney dis- 
o^-med her. This is one of the reasons not m.uch is known about 
my grandr.ot'ier' s relatives. 

In the next five years i-'rancis continued working and helping 
June at hom.e. This r.ay seem, r.ore like today's kind of lifestyle 
but Erancis was an exceptional m.an in t^iat he beleived in educa- 
tion for anycr.e who wanted it and, June did. Even though she had 



by now begun raising a ramily she was going through training 
to becone a nurse. She did accorr:r)lish tr.is leat. 

The first child born to June and i-'rancis was a son they 
named Krancis Jr.. He acoeared on the scene on December seventn 
of nineteen hundred an thirty-rour . They were still living in 
Shenandoah at that time but shortly tnereal'ter moved to another 
small town called r-lohanoy Place. Here on January twenty-second 
nineteen hundred and thirty-six their second child, my lather, 
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In nineteen hundred and tnirty-eight Francis and June mov- 
ed to Katboro, Pennsylvania. h'rancis' lirst job was on the pro- 
duction line in a lactory called i\ysor :-'.etals. June was work- 
ing part ti.T.e at Abington Hosnital in Abington, Pennsylvania. 
It was in this hospital on August eighteenth oi" nineteen hundred 
and thirty-nine that their third son, V;illian v.'as born. 

Krancis went back to night school and began studying electron- 
ics. He v.'as by now vrorking for Sylvania 'lelevision Corp. as a 
supervisor and felt this was necessary to his job. V.'hile r'rancis 
held down this job he and June also opened a drive-in restaurant 
called The b & b Drive -In. The next I'evi years sav; the two oldest 
children begin attendence at St. Joseph's parochial school. Ey 
the time all three boys v/ere in school a I'cJurth son was born 
to i-'rancis and June. John was born on iJece.T/oer twelth or nine- 
teen hundred and I'orty-nine. V.'hen John was school age he start- 
ed his education at St John Bosco school. but, tines were 
changing and h'rancis was ready Tor what he thought was a step 
up. Ke now began working Tor The GLen L. I-'artin Conpany. The 
Kartin Connany manul'actured the Titan i'iissle and many other 
space age crarts. Alter some extensive training at the home 
olTice in Maryland and Cape Canaveral, now known as Cape Kennedy, 
in i-'lorida t'rancis was ready. He w-s to be a quality control 
manager and this meant some traveling l"or the ram.ily again. 
His first move was to St. Louis, T-lissouri but, since by now it 
was nineteen hundred and rirty-l'our his whole family wasn't go- 
ing with him. 



The oldest son by tr.is ^i.-.e m .d .-raauated iron hi.^h school, 
vras v'orkinr and, had already enlist-ed ir. the ."■.arine Corp. v/aitirtr: 
onl^' I'or his date of departure. Their second son Jim, rr.v father 
had just r^.arrie so, only the tv;o younrest bovs .".ade the r.ove to 
St. Louis.. The family stayed ir I'.issouri for I'ive years, long 
enouf^h lor Bill to r;raduate from high school and .John to be 
in the fifth p-rade. as later events will shov; the rest of the 
family would join them before they m.ade their next move. 

in January of nineteen hundred and I'il'ty-nine his job toox 
i-Tancis and his family to KocKlcra, lilirois. Tneir stay here 
only lasted tvro years. V.'hen they m.ade their next stop in 
Uavennort, lov;a their family had drooped in size again, by 
This time bill had begun to plant his root's in tne mid-west 
state of Illinois and vr-nted to live in Chicago, r'rancis Jr. 
was out of the service and had joined the far.ily in Rockford. 
V/ithin a short tim.e he had m.et his future v;ife and beco/.e en- 
gaged. He was not moving either. My I'atner and mother were also 
living in Hockford and planning to make it their home. 
Francis, June and John spent the two years from, nineteen hundred 
and sixty-one to sixty-three in Iowa. The next move was to 
be the last for the cou-le. The family of three moved to Pontile 
Michigan. nfter eleven more years Fr^^ncis .-ieaton retired at 
the age of sixty-five from The I'artin Company. They now re- 
gard Michiran as hcm.e. Even thou-^h r.cr.e oi' their children 
still reririe ■■'itli t'".em thev m.aintain a lar--'e :.cr.e v.'i.icn is ire- 
cuentlv visited b'' man^'. 



Ky great ^^^^dparents on my mother's side were George and 

Amelia Jesberger (paternal ) and Harry and Kary Ella Helms 
( maternal ) . 

George Jesberger was born on February tenth, eighteen hundred 
and seventy-three in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His future wife 
Amelia Connolly was born on December second of the same year. 
They both grew up in Philadelphia and married in the e-rly 
nineteen hundreds. George's first and only job v.-as with the 
Sisler Rope Company. Amelia was not employed outside of her 
home but v/as kept busy by her family of four children. The 
oldest was a daughter named Lillian. V.'hen Lillian reached the 
age of seventeen she married Frank Richeal, a real estate and 
insurance salesm.an. They bought their first home in Bridesburg 
a part of Philadelphia. Here they opened an office and set up 
a business and housekeeping. They had four children; Frank Jr., 
David, Robert and, Theresa. Frank Sr. died in nineteen hundred 
and seventy-one but, my great-aunt Lillian still lives in the 
same house on the corners of Bridge and Tnom.pson Streets in 
Philadelphia. Three of her children also still live in this 
city but, David now resides in Louisianna. The second child 
was Stella. She married James Mallon. He spent all his working 
days employed by the Philadelphia arsenal. They also had four 
children; Sddie married and living in Xev; Jersey, Joseph killed 
during Vorld ''.'ar II, Stella miarried and living in New York and 
George also of Philadelnhia. Ky great-aunt Stella and uncle 
Jim both died in nineteen hundred and sixty-nine. George and 
his wife fvathleen live in their hom.e now. 



The third cr;ild of rr.v ~reat-rr .r.d'^arer.ts v.'.s y.ary. She 
married a farmer .ir.d rr.ove vitn her husband Bill to Bristol, 
Pennsylvania. Hill and i-'.ary also had four c'nildren. David, 
'^■porre and Carol are all married and livinr in Pennsylvania. 
Bill Jr. v;as killed at the are of tventy in an autor.ooile acci- 
dent, '"■eorre and nr.elia's ycun~est child v;as riy rrandi'atner , 
John. He was born on Dece-nber seventh, nineteen hundred and nir.e 
He beftan life in a house on Ed:~emont Street next door to a 
theatre he later managed. John only v.'ent to school through the 
sixth grade. Being the only son he went to work at an early age 
to heln his dad .Tieet the expenses of a grov;ing family. He r.eld 
a number of iobs in the ensuing years but in nineteen hundred 
and thirty-three when he met his future wife 't}e was employed 
in a neighborhood grocery store. His vrife to be was named 
Florence Helms. 

Florence's parents v/ere Harry and T-'ary Ella Helms. Her 
mother's maiden name v/as Owens. Harry was born in Philadelphia 
on August sixteenth, eighteen ninty-four. Mary Ella Owens 
was also born in the sam.e city on /^pril seventh of the same year. 
They grev; up in the sam.e neighborhood and were married in 
Camden, New Jersey on October seventeenth in the year of nine- 
teen hundred and ten. At the time of his marriage Harry was 
a clerk in an A & P store. I-^ary was employed in a garment 
factory. They v;ere both only sixteen years of age but, in t-.cse 
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Their first child, a son, Harry Jr. v;as born in nineteen 
hundred and eleven. He spent rr.cst or his life in Philadelphia 
married to a girl named Edith. They were the parents of tv;in 
girls, Faith --,nd Fern. He worked as a photographer. V.'hen he 
retired he and his wife moved to Hvalon, '!ew Jersey right on 
the shores of the ntlantic. Edith is still living there but 
Harry Jr. died in nineteen hundred and seventy-two. One of 
his daughters also lives in New Jersey on Long Beach Island 
while the other lives in -hiladelphia. 

Mary Ella's and Harry's second child v;as a girl named 
Alice. She was born in nineteen hundred and thirteen. She 
later married Calvin Tryon. At the time she was a store clerk 
and he v;as employed at Crown Can Manufacturing Co.. Ihey had 
four children. The oldest, Robert, is married and living in 
Garden City, California. Their tv;o daughters are miarried and 
living in Philadelphia. Their youngest son, Harry, is still 
single and living at hom.e v;ith is parents in 'Warminster, Penn- 
sylvania. 

My Grandmother was the youngest child of Mary Ella and 
Harry Helms. Bern on January fourteenth, nineteen hundred and 
fifteen she was namied Florence. 

On November fourth of nineteen hundred and twenty-five my 
great-grandfather died of cirrohsis of the liver. He was only 
thirty-six years old. My great-grandmother was I'orced to go 
back to work in the garment factory to keeo her family together. 
The children also went to work at an early age. Florence m.an- 
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Transcript of Birth Record. " ' .■ 

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as cor.tinuir.p" school. This v.'as a system v/here the cnila worked 
a hair day and attended school the other nalr. Florence v;orked 
as a se:ir.er in a hosiery nill. It •.-.•as not for nany years yet 
when seamless hosiery v/ould appear on the .'::arket. Sr.e v.-us 
still er.ployei -it tiis ;cc vrhen she r.et and rr.arried r.y ?-rand- 
I'ather. John and f-'lcrence ••:ere r.arried en t'ebruar^'' tv;ent">'-sixtr 
nireteer hundred and thirty-four. They eloned and v.-ere .".arried 
in a s~all to--"n named Croyden. Since John carr.e from a devout 
catholic family his narents insisted they be remarried by 
their rsarrish priest '.-.'hen they returned hcm.e . ir'lorence ••.•as of 
the Sniscoy^al faith but unlike my other great-grandriOther, June 
Heaton she never converted. 






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John and Florence started their rr.arried life in Philadelphia, 
V.'hen they had saved enough money they bourht a little bakery 
and enlarged it to hold a soda I'ountain ana ice cream oarlor. 

Cn January eighth ol' nineteen hundred and thirty-rive 
thier i'irst daugnter was born. They named her ijhirley. .-almost 
two years later on October twenty-seventh, nineteen huncred and 
thirty-six, a second daugnter, Joyce 'was born. Joyce was to 
become my mother. John sold his bakery that year as he couldn't 
manage it alone and i-'lorence was to busy at home with the chil- 
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it was at this time that John took over as manager of the 
Eclp;enont theatre next door to his boyhood home. As this was 
part of a chain or theatres he also managed two others, the 
Diamond and, The Booker, all three located in Philadelphia. 

In nineteen hundred and forty the Jesberger family moved to 
a nev: section of Philadelphia called Xayfair. Tnis was also 
the year John's father George died. in Nineteen hundred and 
forty-three his mother Amelia died. 

The night hours involved in managing the movie theatres 
kept my grandfather away from his family too much. Kow was 
the tim.e when he v/anted to be v;ith them, when the girls were 
growing up. bhirley was already in school and Joyce was ready 
to start. h'lorence's mother, my great grand-m.other Mary Ella 
had moved in with them by this time and i''lorence had gone 
back to work. She went back to the only employment she knew 
This was seaming hosiery. There v:eren't too many nylon 
stocking around in those days. Most of the nylon v/as going 
into parachutes for the men in the nir Force during '.Vorld 
War II. The stockings were a much heavier and poorer grade 
of material extremely hard to get. In warm weather women 
were using leg make-up in olace of the hard to get stockings. 
John's health would not permit him to join the service so 
he began looking for something to do here in the states that 
would still be of some help. This was when he first be gan 
working for the Gilmer Kubber Co. Here they made all kinds of 
rubber belts ranging in sizes small enough for a sewing macnine 
to those lar?"e enough for a tractor or a tank. 



inis Picture and article anneared in U. 5. Kubber's nonthlv 
magazine alter they took over the Gilmer Plant. The cover Die 
ture IS my grandfather and the article tells a little about" his 
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When Shirley and Joyce were in the I'irth and sixth grades 
or schooling at St. ^latthew's parochial school, Florence and 
John bought a sixty year old farm house an five acres of ground 
in Southanptcn, Pennsylvania. Tids little tov/n is about t-.velve 
miles northeast of Philadelphia. The farm house had no heat, 
water, or electricity. So, in what the two girls considered 
the modern era of trolley cars and subv;ays they were transport- 
ed into the time or a black iron coal stove, gas lanterns, and 
an outdoor well for water. The family remedied this farm nouse 
and years later built a ranch house next to it. The two girls 
had nov.' sv;itched to a public school. it was quite a change. 
Their nev/ school v/as one building encompassing first grade 
through twelth. The high school level was also shared by 
tv;o other tov;ns. My father and two of his brothers went to 
this high school and this is wnere he and my mother first met. 

My father's oldest brother Frank, graduated from this 
high school in nineteen hundred and fifty-two. He worked with 
his dad at Kysor's for a few years and in nineteen hundred and 
fifty-five he joined the Marine Corps, i-'our years later he 
moved to Kocr:ford, Illinois wnere his mother and lather were 
living. He first v/ert to v;crk for Barber Colman Co.. '.'.hile 
working here he met and became engaged to Sandra UeMoss. 
Sandra was born and raised in Kockfcrd, Illinois. She v;ent 
to fc;ast High School and work at i\atioral Lock and Chrysler Corp. 
In nineteen hundred and sixty-six Sandra and Frank were married 
at St. Bridget's church in Loves Park, 111. 



They now reside in Loves Hark where rrank sells water soitners 
and Sandra takes care oi their two children, billy, a rive year 
old and Howard, v;ho is two. 

Another brother or my rather started high school here but 
rinished in St. Louis, yiissouri. Mnen he moved to Kockror^ his 
rirst job was v;ith an A & P store on .'•"yott .ive. It is no longer 
there. He later novea to Chicago and still lives there. He 
has his own business, a childrens clothing store called the 
Chesshire Cat. 

My rathe^-'^s youngest brother John got his secondary education 
in Michigan. He was in his rirst year at Oakland community 
college when he net and married Cindy Long. They have one 
child, a girl, Michelle. They were divorced several years 
ago arter John joined the navy. Two tours oi sea duty later 
John is now stationed in V'ashington U. U. at the pentagon's 
legal department. 

My mother's sister Shirley graduated from Southampton 
High School in nineteen hundred and riity-three. She worked 
ror one year at Sunset Memorial Gardens and then married John 
Hickey. They now have nine children, lour boys and I'ive girls . 
Kita, their oldest child just completed a course in nurses 
training and was married on hov . sixteenth, nineteen hundred 
and seventy-rour. The second oldest, a son named John, is 
in the air rorce. The other seven children are all still 
at home and in various stares or school. 



My mother Joyce Jesberger ana rather Ja.Ties Heator. met as 
Fresnneri at Scutnamoton High School. .'vs stated bel'ore it was 
a s.Tiall school in a small tov;n. Joyce lived right in 5outharr.Dt-n 
and Jim lived in natbcro about lour miles away. They graauated 
in June or nineteen hundred and rirty-l'our. Jim's parents were 
ready to move to St. Louis so he tooK an apartment with a rriena 
and v;ert to work ror bylvania Television Corp. in Hatboro. 
Joyce lived at home and commuted to Philadelphia by train to 
her job with y.inneapolis-Honeyv:ell. 

On October tv;enty-ninth or the sane year Joyce and Jim were 
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while both continued in their Jobs. 

On J'larch nineteenth of nineteen hundred and f'ii'ty-six their 
first child v;as born, a boy they named Jam^s Kevin. 



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i-'y father was still working at Sylvania when late that year 
his -nother became very ill. .^s soon as arrangements could be 
made he took his family and moved to St. Louis. He and my 
grandfather rented a large house in a suburb clled Maplewood. 
It was converted into tv/o apartn;ents and both familys moved in. 

Jin got a job working for United Parcel Service, and bcth 
fanilys continued to live together. V.'hile still living in St. 
Louis a third son was born to Jim and Joyce. They named him 
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By now Jim was discontented with his work and lii'e in St. 
Louis. Joyce didn't like it there either and they didn't want 
to raise their family there. My grandfather was about to move 
to Rockford, Illinois as he was travelling back and forth to 
visit Sundstrand Corp. to inspect work they were doing for his 
corr^any. On one of his trips my father went with him and 
liked v;hat he saw. He got a job at Barber Colman and once 
again in nineteen hundred and fifty-nine both familys moved. 

My parents found a small anartment on thirty-ninth nve. 
near the Greater Rockford .T.irpott while they looked for a 
more permanent home. In a few months they moved to a house 
in North ^ark. Jim transferred to Barber Colman' s Park Plant 
and thing settled down for a while. As Jim v:orked his way 
up the ladder at work to become, a supervisor his family was 
also growing. 

On May twenty-sixth of nineteen hundred and sixty my only 
sister was born. She was named Theresa Marie. Finally one 
month before I \-/as to start Kindergarden my youngest brother 
Robert Vv'illiam was born. This event took place on August 
sixteenth of nineteen hundred and sixty-one. It was exactly 
seventy-two years to the day after one of my great-grandfathers 
was born. Harry Helms never saw any of his great-grandchildren 
or even his grandchildren because he died at such an early age. 
As stated earlier in tnis history he died in nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five at the age of thirty-six. 










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The only great-grardnarent my brothers and sister and I 
ever knew was Harry's wife Mary Ella. Even though she lived 
in Pennsylvania and v.-e were growing up in Illinois v;e saw 
her every ye^r for many years. Cur yearly vacation trip was 
a visit to the sumr.er hoT.e my maternal grandparents ov;n in 
New Jersey. This is a beautiful olace on the Atlantic coast. 
V.'e learned some of our country's early history on these trips 
as we saw such nlaces and thing as; Gettysburg, Independence 
Hall and the Liberty 3ell, Valley Forge and, Barnegat Light 
House. This light house was just across the bay from v.-here 
we spent our summers ana we enjoyed being able to climb one 
of the oldest ones in the country. 

My first experience in school v.'as at St. Bridget's parochial 
school. My brothers began to follow me here one after the other, 
In nineteen hundred and sixty-five the year Steven was to begin 
we moved to our present home on John Street in Loves Park. 
By the time I was in eighth grade my three brothers and my 
sister were all at St. Bridget's with me. The youngest. Bob, 
was in second grade. 

In the fall when I started my freshman year at Harlem. High 
School m,y mother began vrorking for the Harlem School District 
as a Para-?rofessional in one of their learning Centers. 

On January thirtyth of nineteen hundred and seventy, just 
one month after his sixtyth birthday, my grandfather John 
Jesberger died of a heart attack. That year a hurried jet 
flight took the nlace of our usual vacation to Pennsylvania. 



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This is to certify that this is a true copy of the record which is on file in the Pennsylvania 
Departmentof Health, in accordance with Act 65, P. L. 304, approved by the General Assembly, 
June 29, 1953. ^ 

(Fee for this certificate, $1.00) ^„ , „ ^ ., . . r. 

Ellsworth R. Browneller, M.D. 

Secretary of Health 

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In Nineteen hundred and seventy-three my parents both 
switched jobs. Xy mother soent one year in the business ol'fice 
at Rockford I-'.eT.orial Hospital but this year returned to the 
Harlen School District as a payroll clerk. '•> father's present 
emplover is Zer.co Corp. Like his lather befcre him his job 
reouires a great deal oi" travelling but does not necessitate 
movin,^ his family. 

In tTis same year I lost the only great-grandparent I 
ever knew. Mary Ella Helms died on Sept i'irthteenth, nine- 

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of Dicea-^ed _.._ MARY E^ _ HEUS • 

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Address AaWCOp AFTS. # E-12f .120 Z. Street- Pd. W«r«d.nater B«ciLiLFj|,.__ 

Number Street City or iown Ccunly . Stat* . . 

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MariiEl SiMj> ._ ?1-^._..L Sex ?. _Date of Birth April..,?! 1894. „.," "; 

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Nane and Tiile of Person 

Who Certified CaL-e of Death (M.D., DC, Coroner) Kftrc.Hprsan. M.D^ — . 

Address „ .. ^245 Highland Ave. .Abington _ 

Street Cili 

This is to certif> that tne information here given is correctlv copied from an orii:inaI certificate of J«.th duly filed with me 
as Local Recisirar. The original certificate will be forwarded to State Vital Siatiitics, Harnsburj, Peni-b; ivania for permaoent 
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In June or nineteen hundred and seventy-Tour I graduated 
i'rom Harlen High School. Several months later ny father's 
comnany installed the nev; all-weather track located on the site 
of the new .North Canpus. I had already spent my four years 
running on the old cinder track which had been in existence 
for a long time. My class had the distinction oi being the 
first freshr.an class ever to attend high school in the present 
building on V.'indsor Soad and v;e are the last to graduate from 
it as the new building '.-/ill be ready for classes in January of 
nineteen hundred and seventy-five. My brother Jeff will be 
a menber of the first class to graduate from there. 

It is now November of nineteen hundred and seventy-four. 

II am a freshnan at Rock Valley Junior College. My brother 
cieff IS a senior, oteven a soohnore, ineresa a freshman 
all at Harlem, and, Bob. is in the seventh grade at St. Bridget's 
I have grandparents in I'licr.igan and Pennsylvania. I have aunts. 
Uncles, and cousins too numerous to list again living as far 
east as :Jev; >-iersey, as far west as Caliiornia and as far south 
as Louisianna. My imm.ediate family is here in the mid-west. 

And so my history meets my future, to go on, each touching 
the other until I am my descendents history. 



HEIDEL, JEFFREY NEIL, 1952- 



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

ar Contributor to the I^OCk Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
2rican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
J mintues , and will be eas i ly made over into an Index which will permi t archi ve users ready 
ess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 



Your name 
Date of form 



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OFFICE USE CODE 



(ID #_ 
(ID // 



) 



2. Your college: Rock Val 1 ey (.o1 1 ege ■■ ( I D // ) 

Ro c k f rd, Illinois v.- 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 '^^^ 800- 1850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



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

Hevj 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 , K^ 

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) ^^- East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 

Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 



5. Please check all occupat i onal categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in this paper have found themselves. 



Farmi ng 

Transportat i on 
-Pfofess ions 



Mining <^-^Shopkeep i ng or small business 

^B i g Business C-^-H STuTfactur ing 

f.----tfKrus t ri al labor Other 



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

Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian ^Methodist 

^Baptist Episcopalian Congregational Lutheran 

t^-'-QTjake r Mormon {Z^^&ther Protestant Other 



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



Blacks 
Jews 
'Irish 
East Asian 



Indians Mexicans 
-C^tral Europeans 
"British 

Other 



Puerto Ricans 
I ta 1 i ans S 1 avs 



i_^Wet i ve Americans over several generations 



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



'Interviews with other 

f ami ly membe rs 
Vital Records 
Photographs 



Fami ly Bibles 

Land Records 
Maps 



Family Genealogies 



^The U. 

— ettTer 



Census 



FAMI LY DATA 
A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name W/iL/A^ S/ZaJS^ST /^/^J^Z— Current Residence / 



I f dead, date of death J^/V. ^^ /^6 

Place of birth A//^£>^6- y^^/^^A, ^4- Date of Birth Jul^^'^^ / S^^ C> 



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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

/^i?T^Lu/t<i-/C^L^ (after leaving home) '^■^'^^VfU 

Ist Jr7^is:^6rirrt^ Dates ^^//- /9S2 1 st S>/)V(^/\//'orUT. :roC</^ D ates ^J^Sgr 

2nd ^7)^ O/^/OA^ePi/Z^eyt^T^ Dates_^3j_2W^jy 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

'<th Dates Ath Dates 

Re 1 i g i on (pC/AK^/^. - 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ^s^fi'iyS^./CA ^J^ /^So/^/C^ 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother /)/ji/fAypQ/tr. JTOoU /j date /^/7 

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

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

N ame /^Zf X/ ^>g s^/tsrr(/-Jo^T) /^sr/^ CifPfi^t Residence 

I f dead, date of death /dS~0 

Place of birth ^^/fStuTo^ -/yc/s^^o (y^/ZyTy^Ajy pate of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

./ ^ (after leaving home) 

1 s t /■70uSe-i^/A=(F' Dates /P/7-/^/ ^st IM t^e/^/^O/r.T' JT/i. Dates -^-*!'^ 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

'♦th Dates ^th Dates 



Re 1 i g i on /ks>T^-S TA AJ T 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather J)/^ \ygr aj /a q ^J JZca^A DATE_ ^9/7 



Note: If 



ih^^°aa'tPSP»fh^^Ba£g'§?d^|^f§ 3§li V^)! ^'^P-^^^^ 



er or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N,,„^ Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



-^ 



Place of birth^ Date of Birth l_ 

t 



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 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


kth 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

4th Dates 'tth ^Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth ^Date of birth 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^Dates 1st _Dat5 

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dat€_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dat€_ 

Re I i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 

^lameCiL^M. 4 r./r^A.^v^ r■■rr.n^ Residence /Xc^/^^/^ 

if dead, date of death j u ^ v/ /9.'^<f — V^ ^ f -^ \f- /) 

Mace of birth /Vf^r H i c ^^ , r: A .y Date of birth S^ ^ 5- , c> c. ■. 

Education (number of years) : — ' '^ t — ^ . / Si^ i^. ^ 

grade school ^^ high school / vocational ^. college 

Jccupat ion(s) „,«„,. ^ 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

-st^,UuX.,^i^^lC^ ^^-es,9,,Wn-.st,^^,,^J^ 

"'^TZ-T^TTT: ^-tes,n£,,^^nd^,,,,.0 ,,,,,, ^..^ Dates,,,,,,^ 

ird p^o,^^,,^;,,;^ c^^^,^ t<^rD ^tes ,y3,.^.,.^.- ,3 rd ^,-c.^f^;^^^^ ^ ^- . .^ D ates ;^^ .;.,jv> 

'th xc£Crf<^M m^,,^4<r,-f.J ates ,c^^-,7.-c ^ th p/gs A,c,/ur,s r . . ,.. n ....'/.-^^^;^^^^ 
:eligion C//r^ /5r/.<f y 5^/^, a^^ ^ (ie.T ,f^co- L^'icA ,v4 ^ cvr^^ A/.c/x ,^^-^w^_^y 

■olitical parties, evil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. \\A s c ^ , ^ aa ,^r.^ 

itiv .^ ^^^^ .j^^^s,; Licv:, CLM > ? P^^.o^P^_cTor?\ r) .. ,^ ^-^^-' 

lace of marriage to y6ur grandmother \j ^ ,■ - ^ ^ ^ JfJt^ — 

ote: If your mother was raised by a b I'nu r dL l UJ r uV d ll UL ll « f ^«1dL | VH (tO aO e \8)^'^'^'^^ '"^ '^- 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

randmother (your mother's side) 

!"*! 9 ^/^ '^^ . ^. ^^ '? ^ ^ ^^ '^ ^'-^ ^ '^ Current Residence d£ c ^ A v^ o 

f dead, date of A&at\\ S£i^r. ,^.T7 T^ -^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ '^ 



'lace of birth ^K^^l^cr ^, , ^ r ^.y^A. 4 D ate of birth^l^^. o ^ r.' r. 

ducat ion (number of years) ' ' ^' / < f — LLJ-L 

grade school ,e high school vocational college 

'""P"^'°"(^) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

1.,.^ (after leaving home) 

.>t |Mow3-^^/ ^^^ Dates^^^g-/933lst ^^^6^,..,^ r»,r. ^.., . . /. , D ates /^yg Vn.~ 

:>d V^^^r -f rg / Dates/c^3i -/..q'.. 2n dg/g^ ^q ,e., ,., ,, , ,,,. , , „ D ates .^^^^-^^^^ 

(''^ — "^^'^ lr6LAi->ic fz av,. r,. Dates ,9;i9'/9^ j 

^'■\ \q\on CHK I 5Ti^ a/ ^r-.^ r. .. . .- ('3€co>-Vyl 

Mitical party, civil or social "^lubs , sororities, etc. L-U T ^ /2 /p \T.4 Jk 

I ace of marriage to your grandf'athe r // ., ,,7 ., , ,. date ^- ;, , — TT 

'te: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age is)"^^" — ^"^^^ 

give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 

"i-tk. ''^^-^ HO ,/^C^^T^. I'j/J^l^yo 

J-tA^ UiUAI^Ai^ Cfi/Tvl^ic//. i^SOi'i'^B 



-I Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead , date of death 



l'l.i(<- ..( liiilh I). lit- ol biilh 

I diH .it I 'III f nuiiil)c r f)( yi'i I -7) 
'If.idi- '.(hool hiijh school vcjcotion.il cuiloiie 



Occupat ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Dates 2nd ^Dates 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates 

'4th Dates '4th Dates_ 

Re I i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

■2 S tepgrandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f dead . date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school li i gh school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd 



3 rd Dates 3 rd 

Re 1 i g i on 



Political party , civil or soci al c 1 ubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHIkDREN of A & B (or A- 1 or B- 1 ) - your father's name should appear below 



ame C^e^/TXT^ CO^/.^^/^ ^^^ML-^L 

lace of birth /^y^ l^d=?(y/^Q /C-T- ;rg.gt^ date /^^/Z. ZZ. /9/ J " 
Number of yea rs of s c^oo I i ng J^^ T^T^ Occupation JT^^'^ygWo/C ^Zl ^Jt-/ 
Residence ^:^--/g^/g/^>^^a-y,_r/<L ^iarital Status /^A/FPT^ ^ 



Number of ch i Idren (^ 



Name 
Place 



of b i rth ^^ \^g:rAJ/e>o rz^lT . ^^CaJ/9 d ate X^^y / 2. , y^l^C 
rs of schooling ' /^ Occupa t i 6n ^^vC^(^/C/^.-g,ryf 



Number of years of schooling ' ^^ Occupation ,^^(/^^^^,-ar^ /^^e^ /zc/^ 

Residence ^/^</-67l//^<3-/C7^ jT^ . M arital Status y^A/Z^^<^£: > 

Number of chi Idren '^~^ 



Name 

Place of bl rth date 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ~ — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth ^date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlort 

Residence M arital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren — — __ 



Name^ 

P I ace of birth 3"a te 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 



Name ^ 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of school Ing Occupatlort 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of ch i Idren 



! Name 

' Place of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marl tafTTatus ' 

Number of chi Idren ~" 



•Name 

Place of birth date 

Mumber of years of school ing Occupation 

Sumie'rS^rrrmm, mZJiTrtTTTTatus '_ 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C- I , D-l)-your mother's name should appear below 
I . N..1M.' ^OvVifJ e<^Li//i\y C(i(Ll\J<LY 

f'l'i' "T hir Ih ;y^.fV?-p^ KiCli^ .l.itf f^' V' , ^1 , \^ I 

NiiiiiIxT of ycu'. of schooling ,d Occupat i on e /^ .4 /^ y- S ^ ii- O p 

Rcsidcficc O ^y^£ /]/ C^c fi.T^ jT o i-v^ A Marital Status t^A-iZfli/^Q 

Number of children j^ 

2 . N amo /}- QiZi /\- f^ ^^/5^/2-T ^ /i € /U £ V 

P I ace of f) i rth ^ ^ £ t, 4- ,^,4 ^^ CL c ^( f V r y- ^ /<-[ f c n ■ date 00^^-, /^ , j <^J i 3- 

Number of years of schooling /^ Occupat 1 on ^ ^ T , - Tc^C LtZiC^1 l^\ 

Residence W ^ ST 0^5 A-fo//v^r^. XTl-k-)' ^^^i taf Status ,c^^ (z^ ^ ^ q 

Number of ch i Idren / 

3. Name l. (Z O^ ,<^ , ixy 1^ ^^ Si i^ Li-/L A^iSTilV 

Place of birth ^£ g c ^ jy.^ ^ Cl->-< rvTK, ^ / cl // ^ ~ date Q CL-T^ / F I 9 > ^ 
Number of years of schooling /3 '' ' Occupat iOn ci c r^/ g^s ^ c< y/ 'g f^ 

Res i dence vt^.^c;-- c> ;v ^ ^ CWC(^A~ Marital Status h^^ (Z fZ 1 e 

Number of ch i 1 dren ^ — 

Place of b I r th ^ ^^ l. -^ lu ^ t^ 0, c t< ,y r (/ . /w ^ c ^, date c; £ /^-p. >^:>^ / 7 /^ 

Number of years of schooling / -3 ' Occupation fLC'^c^TO '^ 

Res i dence Q ^ ^^ /y r^ .tj , TZ .ly A Marital Status i^M- ^l ft 1 £. ,^ 



Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name ,>> o r^ n T; // ■/ 
Place of bi rth 4 



f.Lt? -f iv - '^s. /i- € I /,-? f ir 



Place ofl^.rtTi ^Lg ^, / .4 a. 4,, Crun.r.-, Hi^H. date ^y^V, 7. / 9 ^C 

Number of years of school 1 ng j -^ Occupat lOh /-/o c( 5 (f <^/ /^ £ 

Residence C// £ /2 /g// \/Ai^i ^ i^^ Ucu, Marrtal Status ,i/\^ a n { C o 

Number of ch i 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 Tdren 



7. Name 

P lace of b i rth date 



Number of years of schooling ^Occupatibn 

Res idence Marital Status 

Number of chi 1 dren 

Name 

P 1 ace of b i rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ~~~~~~ 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

P 1 ace of b i rth date 

Number of years of school i ng Occupat iOrt 

Residence Marital Status ~_ 

Number of chi Idren 



10. Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation" 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of chi Idren 



(our Father 



jame C^^^fZae- lA/,t^cy^f-f //tr/^f^^— _ „ . . ^,/ , 

% .-— T — T-7 1—] r — - Current Residence C^^e/Z^y l/^^LSV JTlL. 

f dead, date of death — ' -*■<■*>• 



''"" °^ birth X>^vrA.^o^T: arcu.^. ^f birth_x^^^PoV^^ /g y^ 

ducat I on (number of years) ■' -^^o 

9''"'^" ''^^°°' B. high school___j£____ vocational college ^ 

'""P^''°"^^^ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

r d /^..a^ g/v^ ^ . Datel ^'^''-^ ^^VV 3rd /V^<^uo/^e7}^ JC6UJ^ Dates^^^'' ~^^'^*^ 

^U/Pirn-vy r^n. '/%rj~ ' — — ! 

th /t/^.^/6 cg.»^. ^ ■ Dates /^^/>r^- ^th CTM^rZ^yVa/A^ jt y/, Date/^^^^^^r.- 

olltical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. /fV>'^^^^C^A/, y^^c-y^y cxia^ 

t rti/OAJ >^ASOA//C,j \/irT(=/ZAM3 CoM/^/SS^Q/^^ ^ : — 

lace of marriage to your mother KA/^O /i^A. /-fo. 337* 



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



3ur Mother 



3me OO^-^^THy £_ . /-/^^/Q^Z^ Current Residence CH~i^rt(^y VALu^y HU^ 

r dead, date of death ~~ / ^ i*^ * 

'3" °^ birth i^£t4/v4H c.e-^ft/r/^ m/o//. Date of birth a; oC 7 / 9 / C- 

Jucation (number of years) ~~ ' ' 

grade school P high school V vocational college / 



';cupation(s) PL^^^ OF RESIDENCE 

■) . (after leaving home) 

itir^A/Qg/C^/^./^ P^ Dates /^;-3^--/Vj ^st QCrac ,r~ m i ^t^ . D ates /936--/ 7^^ 

■'d S^crtcn^/tx Dates /935^-/yV^ 2nd 0,t^ r^^ ;^o r^ T F/f . D ates /^? ^"^ - / y y <L 

■ d^pc.^^.., <-C Dates / 9 y^' 3rd m^ .-;.,..,. ^ ';>/^V Dates ,^ ^^^ - /c;- ,,- 

I,. . ,<' ^ ^ ,_ <^4-f^ ft r^ (^ y i/y^ct^£y t^u..- , 9 rr" — 

M I g I on '^ it u T^^ ^ T -^ v T ^ /' ' XJ J 

f'litical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. k( O \\J ^ 

jace of marriage to your father KA&oK^ MO. d ate e c r, /6 , / 9 V / 

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



E-1 Stepfather 

Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth ^Date of birth 

Education (number of years) ~~~~~~~~'~~ 

grade school high school vocational college 



0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'4th 



3rd Dates ^3rd Dates 

Ath Dates '4th Dates 

Rel igion 

Pol i t i ca"f part les , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



F-2 Stepmother 



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_ 

3rd Dates ^3rd Dates_ 

Re 1 I g I on 

Political party, civil or social cTubs, sororities, etc. ^_ 



Place of marriage to your father date 



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



)me 
ace 
Htnbe 



of birth C7jS>/eS^C^^^ r^X^JS n^>. of birth 

r of years ot schooling - Xj> Occupati 



mber of V^f [^"^ schoolmg /^ Occupat L ^.f7j'^^^^^ 
s.dence / ^J-//x^^^OA > : ^. C , Mart tal lTJtus \^^ ^^ j j^^ -^"^"^ ^ 
umbe r of ch i Idren A^t^/jyj^. c n f'^ f^^ f ^ ^ . 



me 



/^/C//i^Cz-jL <^6^cj/Z.Cc- ^^^ZJA-. 



fiTiber of ch i I dren g^ '^i^* * ^ 

ace of birth ^g:^- /^^/^^-~r ^^^^ D ate of birth ^Z >/ ^ 2. , / 9^/- 
""^h' y/^r^ "^ school ing V^ ^ Occu pation SWre^^^^ 

1 I C^r^'^^ ^ /^ -r-rc. Marital Status y,^<s , ^ ^ ^^^^.V 

fmber of children ^ ^^^ sK-i-i __ 

hne CAyy^L/^A-/ ^-. ^^xz?fr--^l- ^_ 

ace of birth ^^/Vb/^^^ ^Q^^A Date of birth ty^y^y //, /Qj^ 

nber of years ot schooling ' ^^ Occupation /^A C//^,^yy^ 
^ ' dence ^y^yi^/ ^^r /^^ C/^/CfA/^L Marital gTTFTiT J>/«^cr/ "^^ "^ 

nber of chi Idren " (--^ — 

ne J'^/=/r/ec-^/ A/(^/C /^c-/M(r-^-~ 

ace of birth /-/Adlly^/Ctr-ry^ Olc Cu/j . Date of birth :7a/U /(f />lr2- 

mber of V^a /^ pt s choo ling " /<^ OccupIITS?^ S:/2^^z)(^aj 7^ 

ndence ^A^C^-^/t^V /<^ Z^/,>v/. j^Zc . Marita l Statu s \5^ ^<r/^ ^ 

nber nf rh i 1 rlron ^i-^ '^ ^"^ » 



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ace of birth Afy^cy^/^^~rAi -^acuy^. bate of birth ..<^^. /^ X/'J-f 

nber of yeys ot schopltpg '' / 3 Occupati oiT^^T^Z^^Z" 

'iidence <^/^^/>>>V U2/4' xy JT^ ^ , Marital Status 5/^<r^6--^. 

mber of chi Idrer T '^ Q ^"^'^^ — ^^'■'': 

.ne 

ice of birth Date of birth 

fiber of years of schooling Occupation 



^'^^"^^ , , ■ Marital Stat^iT 

nber of children 

(le 

ice of birth Date of birth 

liber of years of schooling Occupation 

^' dence Marital Status ^ 

liber of children 



il. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family ^r^i willincj) 

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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WILLIAM ERNEST HEIDEL 

1 . Grandfather 

2. iSorn: July 24, inOG in Middlo Amana, Iowa 

3. Diod: January 25. 1960 
'1 . l)urii d: Davenport, Iowa 

5. ..IducM I i on : Twoltli <irado level 

6. Occui Tition: Metalurqical Enqineer and worked for r- i t y of 

Davenport 

l^elii|ion: Quaker 

Political Party: Republican 

OrgaJiizations : Masonic Order, Odd Fellows, Eagles 

Marriod: Helen Margaret Morst, my grandmother 

Children: Two 

A. George William Heidel , my father 

B. William Ernest ■ 

1. Born: May 12, 1925 in Davrnport, Iowa 

2. Education: Eighteenth grade Icvc^l 

3. Occupation: Research Enqineer 

4. Residence: Bottendorf, Iowa 

5. >'arried: Hc^lena (Pankowska) Heidol 

6. Children: Three 

A. Linda Ann 

B. Pamela Ann 
C . Sandra Ann 



HELEN >L'\CAKI;T (MC'II.ST) HETIHX 

1 . Gran rnother 

2. liorn: in9B in Sclilcswig-Holfjt ein , Gc:rniany 

3. Dico: 1950 

4. i:uri li: Davenport, Iowa 

5. Ediu- tion: Eiqhth qrade level 

6. Occup.ition: Housewife 

7. I-^elicjion: Protestant 

8. Leisure: Cooking 



CALVIN A . CHENEY 
1 . Grandfather 

2. Born: September 5, 1883 in Hart, Michigan 

3. Died: July 1959 

4. Burial: Hart Cemctary Hart, Michigan 

5. Education: Ninth grade Irvel with two years of vocational 

6. Occupation: Fruit farmer, sale^iman, secretary-trrasuror 

of Production Credit Association 

7. lUli (ion: Christian Science 

8. Political Party: Democrat 

9. Orcjcjriizations : Masonic Order, Glen Lake Association, 

Lions Club, Prospector's Club 

10. Lei.'Viire: Community projects 

11. Married: Cora Graff March 2, 1910, my grandmother 

12. Chlirlren: Five 

A. Edwin Calvin Cheney 

1. Born: November 27, 1910 in Hart, Michigan 

2. Occupation: Owns Craft Shop 

3. Residence: , Davenport, Iowa 

4. Married: Mary Clayton 

5. Chidren: Three 

A. William 

B. Virginia 

C. Kathryn 



Adrian Albf-rt Chdioy 

1. Born: 0,-Lobfr 1(,, 1012 in Lroianan County, 

Mich[ci,in 

2. Occupation: Hot i r(>rl i co cream manufacturrr 

3. Kcsidonrc: Wr st Dos r.oinos, Iowa 

4. Married: Leota Carns 

5. Children: One 

A. Aleone 
Lorainf< I'stdlt- (ChcMn-v) Austin 

1. Horn: October IP, 1914 in Leelanau County. 

Michigan 

2. Occupation: Clothes Buyer 

3. Residence: Waqoner, Oklahoma 

4. Married: Stanford Austin 

5. Children: Five 

A. Mary 

B. Janet 

C. Stanford 

D . Jerry 

E. David 
Marian Loui.sf^ (Cheney) , rbst 

1. Born: September 20, 1915 in Leelanau County, 

Michigan 

2. Occupation: Hr^altor 

3. Residence: Davenport, Iowa 

4. Married: Hubert Herbst 

5. Children: Six 

A. ;\iancy 

B . Dorothy 



C. CcTlvin 

D. Thomas 
K . And row 
F. Adrian 

E. Dorothy Eleanor (Cheney) Heidel my mother 

CORA (GRAFF) CHENEY 
1 . Grandmother 

2. Born: July 9, 1890 in Evansville. Indiana 

3. Died: September 13, 1973 

4. Burial: Hart Cemetary Hart, Michigan 

5. Education: Eighth grade level 

5. Occupation: Housewife and secretary 

7. Religion: Christian Science 

8. Organizations: Eastern Star, Women's Club 

9. Political Party: Would never discuss it 



GEOR(JE WILLIAM HEIDEL 

1 . Fathrr 

2. Born: March 22, I'/U' in Dnvonport, Iowa 

3. Ediic, tion: Fourtoenlh qrade Ii vel 

4. Occi;) ation: Supervisor for ,\orl:hern Illinois Gas Company 

5. Rtvli ion: Protestant 

6. Pol i t I cal Party: Kr'publican 

7. Oman i/.ations : Ann^rican Loqion, Masonic Order, Vt^tr-rans 

Commission 

8. Military: Voluntcc^r U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force 19-10-45 

Air National (luard (lova) 1945-50 

9. Leisure: Tinker in the garage 

10. Married: Dorothy Eleanor Cheney, my mother 
11 . Chilfiren: Six 

A. Helen Diane 

1. Born: Octobf r 27, 1943 in Corsicana, Texas 

2. Education: (Graduated from Kalnm.-i:'.oo 

College, Michinan to go on to 
Johns Hopkins (^Jraduate School 
for two years. Junior year 
at KC she spent studying in 
Erlangen, Germany. She also 
spent senior year there to 
work on thesis . One year at 
JH she spent at Bologna, Italy. 

3. Occupation: International Relations 

Analyst, now currently in 
Saigon, South Viet Nam with 
husband . 

4. Married: David Campbell October 28, 1972 

no children (one due) 

B . Michael George 

1. Born: May 12, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa 

Continued 



2. L-^ducation: (Irncliiatod from Nort >rn Illinois 

197 3, now attcMidin'i Thunderbird 
School of International Account- 
ing 

3. Military: Drafted two years, onc^ spent in 

Gerinany 

4. Married: Monika Brudorle July 1970 whom 

he met in Germany 

C. Cora Sue 

1. Horn: July 22, 19dR in Des Moines, Iowa 

2. Education: Thirteenth grade levol 

3. Occupation: Executive Secretary 

4. Engaged: Frank Geske 

D. William Earnest 

1. Born: July 11, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa 

2. Education: Twelth grade Ir-vel 

3. Residence: Empire, Michigan 

4. Occupation: Machinist 

5. Single 

5. Achievements: Lettered in basketball 

E. Jeffrey Neil(me) 

1. Born: January 18, 1952 in Maquoketa, Iowa 
^ 2. Education: Fourteenth grade level 

3. Occupation: Student at Rock Valley College 

Rockford, Illinois 

4. Engaged: Dawn Hargraves 

5. Achievements: Lettered in basketball, 

football, and wrestling 

6. Leisure: Outdoor Activities 

Continued 



F. Robert Scott (called Scott) 

1. Born: August 19, 1954 in Maquoketa, Iowa 

2. Education: Fourteenth grade level 

3. Occupation: Student at University of Illinois 

Champaign 

4. Single 

5. Achievements: Lettered in basketball, 

football, and baseball 

6. Leisure: Outdoor Activities 



DOROTHY ELEANOR (CHENEY) HEIDEL 

1 . Mothor 

2. iiorn: November 7, 1916 in Leelanau County, Michigan 

3. Educition: ThirtG(?nth grade level 

4. Occupation: Secretary and housewife 

5. Keli ,ion: Protestant 

6. Leisure: Reading 

7. Political Party: Republican 



■AMILY .StiMMAi-JY 



My ;randfather, 'r-jilLiam Ernest. Moidcl , qrow up in l:iddie 
Amana, li'wn with his brother Ernest (who died at IG from a ciun- 
shot) ai;d sister Lena. He is the son of Ernst and Caroline (Lipp- 
mcMi) Heidt^l . 

Middle Amana is one of the villages in Amana Colon if\s near 
central Iowa. They were thcMi a communist society of (Jerman ancestry 
who came to Iowa from New York and Pennsylvania. They were made 
up of dirferent religious cults, 'nch as: Quakers, Menonites, 
and Ami.sh . Caroline used to recall the time they traveled across 
the Unit.'d States by- oxcart, which v/as during the late IGCO's or 
early iV.'jQ's. 

In this communist society of strict religious beliefs, each 
village v.as ruled by the church elders. 

My ireat-grandf ather Ernst and his son William got up in 
the moiaf^Ving before the first light with the rest of the iv.on and 
boys of the village. Six days per week they worked in the furni- 
ture or '.'oolen factorys or worked in the fields. Great-grandmother, 
Caroline and other women would go to work in the gardens or the 
community kitchen. The community ate meals together. 

A typical day began with a bite to eat with breakfast later 
in the raourning . Lunch was always at noon, snacks were given at 
mid-afternoon, and supper was always given just before dark. 
Everyc v^ went to church twice a day except sunday v;hen they went 
three tiiiics. Nobody worked on sunday. 

The society was self-supporting. They furnished themselves 
with their own clothes and furniture and fed themselves from their 



community owned farms. 

Most homes were filled with two or three families such as 
c/k)dition was for my groat-grandparents. 

Back in the early to mid 1800 's marriages were arranged. 
Ernst and Caroline's marrage was arranged. 

They celebrated all Christian and American holidays with 
great enthusiasm. The Fourth of July was usually the biggest. 
People would come from miles around to join in the activities. 
Activities such as boxing, wrestling, tractor pulls, horse racing, 
and the great favorite baseball . Ever since the game was invented 
they had always brought in famous pro-baseball players to join 
in the Independence celebration. 

My grandfather, William Ernest Heidel , left the Amanas for 
Davenport, Iowa where he met and married Helen Margaret Horst . 
They lived here for the rest of their lives raising two sons in 
what was an average financially fit family. 

Not a great deal is remembered about the family life of Helen 
Margaret Horst. She lived on a farm with her parents, brothers, 
and sisters in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is said that they 
were well off and actually had their own little dynasty. 

She came to America in 1916 with her sister Amelia. They 
went directly to Davenport, Iowa because of all of their friends 
and relatives were located there. Later, Amelia went on to Cali- 
fornia and Helen married William Heidel. 



After marriage they lived at various locations. Married in 
Hart they then proceeded to Glen LaKe, Leelanau County, Michigan 
where he became a fruit farmer. Here birth was given to their 
last four children. 1925 they moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
Here he was a salesman. 1933 thG?y moved to Lapeer, Michigan where 
he became secretary-treasurer of Production Credit Association. 
19 38 thoy moved to Dcs Moines, Iowa to become an ice cream manu- 
facturer while grandmother was his secretary. They thf^n retired 
fit their favorite spot on Glen Lake. 



My ^atlier, Georyo William Heid' 1, lived most of his early- 
years in Davenport, Iowa. 1940 he joined the army hoping to make 
it over seas. He never made it. He married Dorothy Cheney when 
he was still in the Air Force at Kahoka, Missouri. After the 
service and after they had Helen in Corsicana, Texas they moved 
to a small acreage outside of Dos Moines, Iowa. While both worked 
at the ice cream factory for grandfather they also brought up 
Mike, Cora and Bill. Here dad served in the Air National Guard. 
At home there was always a large garden with everything imagineable 
in it . 

1950 they moved on to Maquoketa, Iowa where Scott and I were 
born. Here mom spent most of her time taking care of us kids 
while dad was manager of the gas company. 

1955 we moved to Cherry Valley, Illinois, our present home. 
Us kids finished out grade school in Cherry Valley and high school 
in Rockf ord . Mom still maintains the household while dad works 
for Northern Illinois Gas Company as a supervisor. Dad also served 
as mayor of the village (1960-54), is serving as Post Commander 
of the American Legion since 1970, is serving on Winnebago County •^-nf-'^V/v'o' 
Board of Appeals since 1959, is serving on the Cherry Valley Plan- 
ning Commission since 1960, is serving on the Cherry Valley Zoning 
Board of Appeals, and has originated the Cherry Valley shopping 
complex, CherryVale. 

Summer vacations were looked forward to because they were always 
spent at Glen Lake, Michigan. By National Geogaphic it is consid- 
ered to be the third most beautiful lake in the world. On one end 
of the lake there is the Sleping Bear Sand Dunes. The world's 
largest moving sand dunes . Activities were always around or in 
the water. Whether it be swimming, boating, sailing, or that 



gr(^at sport of fishinq. 

Our family boi.nq vc^ry sport.s minded either attenrji^ri or parti- 
cipated in sports events. Each of us display many tropliies in 
several .sports . 

Throuqh the generations, our family's heritage has been 
made up of close-knit family units. All resembling each other 
in numerous ways. This I feel, stems from the family r'^unions 
wliich ha\'o always been cireat forthcomings yearly, monthly, 
and in some cases weelcly . I feel my ancestors have co?it ributed 
to their descendants the family tor|Ptherness whicli has and 
will mak<^ happiness enjoyed for those who follow. 



HEIMBACH, JOHN STEVEN, 1954- 



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NOTES ON SOURCKS 

I obtained most of my infornation from the pr.rsonal 
interview,'; of both sets of my <^,randparentr!, Howard and 
Hattie Heimbach and Henry and Emily Meckfesnel, I also 
obtained much from personal knowlcf^c and from personal 
interview with my parents, Charles and Jcanette Heimbach, 



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Tliis road map of southern Illinois shov7s the different 
to^^ms mGntioncd in ray report. Gascyville, Fairvicw, Gentralifl; 
Wamac, Sparta, and Schuline have been pointed out, Tlie loc- 
ation of Bellville is rather obvious. This map should r,ive 
you an idea of the routes traveled citweon the different 
places in the report suchas the main train route between 
Sparta and Centralin, 



Hattic ll(»irnbich 
GranduiOLhcr (father's side) 



llattio Fern Reynolds was bom on June 30th of 1905 
in Centra lia, Illinois, She was raised by her parents v/ho 
wore naturally bom in the U.S., Silas Reynolds, a bnliding 
contractor and Daisy May Reynolds, She lived with them 
until she was sixteen in 1920 when she f?;ot married. 

Slie had two sisters, Lilly and Ruby, and one brother, 
Harold (rny Great Uncle Bud). Ruby was adopted by the 
Pattersons who were very close friends of the family and 
she also then grew up in Centralia, Hattie's parents had 
neither had the room or the money necessary to raise Ruby 
along witli Hattie, Lilly and Bud at the srrne time, Hattie's 
major chore was to take care of Bud and keep him out of 
trouble and out the way of her mother. No special event was made 
of birthdays because it was simply unaff ordable to make 
a celebration of every birthday in the. family. On Cliristmas 
the whole family would get together and cut down a tree. 
The tree would then be decorated with strings of popcorn 
and cranberries and lit with candles. Then a special meal 
was fixed and they would exchange small gifts, 

Hattie started school in Centralia at the age of six. 

The school she went to was a two-room school house with 

two teachers and four grades in each room. She didn't 

graduate from tha school but completed the sixth grade. 

One of the games that they played at school was called 

shinny. It was played with a stick and a tin can and a 



small ball and was somewhat similar to f^olf. 

She j^,ot her first job at the age of fifteen working 
in a candy kitchen in Gentralia. It was while she was working 
in this candy store that she met my grandfather, Howard 
Ileirabach. He had written his name on a gum ^Trapper and 
left it on the counter for Ilattie to find. Shortly after, 
they were dating whenever possible. 

Tlicre was no parental permission or any olh er type 
of requirement necessary for them to date. They dated when- 
ever and Tv/hercver they could which v/asn't too terribly often 
since Howard lived in Sparta about sixty miles away and his 
only transportation to Gentralia was in the train he worked 
on . 

On January 14th of 1920 only about a year after they 
had met in the candy store, Howard Heimbach and Hattie 
Reynolds ran off on the train to Vincennes, Indiana and 
were married, Hattie was only sixteen at the time and 
Howard was almost twenty. There was no complaint of the 
marriage by the parents on either side since Howard had been 
on his o\-m. since he was sixteen and Hattie was pretty much 
on her o\vti even around her own home. There was no tradition 
of a dowry so none was exchanged as a result of this wedding, 

Howard Heimbach 
Grandfather (father's side) 

Howard Heimbach v/as bom on February 16, 1900 in 
Schulinc, Illinois, His parents, Mr, and Mrs, John Heimbach 
(I was named after him.) were naturally bom in the U.S., 



Both of I'ov/ard's parents died wlion llov/nrd v/na too youtixT; 
to rcrnainbor tlicm nnd his r.randparcnts, William and RGbec"::a 
Blind rained him and his brother Ralph. They lived on a 
farm near Schulinc called Blind* o Hollow, and each member \ 
of the faraily had his or her oim special duties to keep up 
the f.-mn. Howard started doinp; chores when he was very yom.^, 
no later than seven years old. He was recpiircd to milk the 
cows and feed the cattle and horses, plus he had otlier daily 
chores of just cleaninj^ up. 

He started school when he was six years old at the 
Schuline School which was an eir.ht-sidcd one-room scliool 
house ^-rith all eight grades in one room. He attended school 
through the sixth grade and then worked on the farm until 
he was sixteen. 

His grandmother was always the main disciplining factor 
in the fanily whereas most of the decisions to be made were 
made by his grandfather. 

There was no special celebrationfi of birthdays on the 
farm but on Christmas the family would get together and they 
would go out and cut dov^n a tree. Gifts were in no way the 
major part of the Christmas celebration but just getting 
the faraily together, 

Howard • s brother left home when Howard was only nine 
years old so the family didn't get together as often as 
in the past. Ralph got a job with the railroad and it was 
because of Ralph that Howard found out about the railroad 
and eventually also got a job there , Howard left home when 
he was sixteen and went to live in Sparta, Illinois where 



he not his job with tlio. railroad. He worked with the rail- 
road for one year before he was el.if^iblc for the draft, but 
World War I ended before he vras ever called and he wasn't 
called, \Jhilc workinj^ for the raili*ond he traveled routes 
all over southern Illinois and it was on one of those trips 
to Ceutralia that he met ray [grandmother Hattie Reynolds, 

Since he was not livinp; at home there was no restrictions 
on his dating from his parents and likewise there was no 
special things required of him to date Hattie, 

He was married to Hattie in January of 1920 and continued 
living in Sparta with Hattie from that day to this. 

Howard and Hattie Heimbach 
Grandparents (father's side) 

After their marriage in 1920, life for Hattie and 
Howard was pretty good, Howard had a good steady job with 
the raili*oad which he kept for fifty-one years with breaks in 
it only due to the depression and sickness. They were parents 
to four boys, Howard Jr., Ronald, Harlen, and Charles (ray 
father). 

During the depression, the railroad that Howard was 
working for closed down and Howard was layed off. He got 
relief working with the WPA making forty dollars a month. 
Life for them throughout the depression was very tough 
since through much of the depression they had to support 
four boys and themselves on that forty dollars. They got 
saae relief in groceries and were forced to use rationing 
stamps right and left. Tliey had rationing for different 



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types of ";rocorics nnd for j^aa. 

They were entertained thronf^hoiit the deprcsr.ion by 
their fi^^'^t radio which they purchased in 1923. Mo^/ever, 
their firnt television didn't come nlonr^ until about V^''iU 
after Woi'ld War II, Tl^c first automobile was purchased in 
Gentralia for $350, It was a Hudson touring car but before 
they fXot it home they r;ot a flat tire and they decided not 
to keep it since they knew nothinj^ of how to kec]) it up. 

Tlicy lived in three separate houses in Sparta, Illinois 
and all v/cre in the same block of South Oak Street, lly 
father, Qiarles Ilyron, was bom in a brovm house on the 
comer of Broadway and South Oak, and two of his other 
brothers were born on the same street, llis third brothor, 
Ronald, was born in Wamac, Illinois. Howard senior's job 
with the railroad forced him to work at ni,n;hts so the boys 
did rnost of the chores around the house. Tliey'd now the 
la'5'?n, roan errands and general upkeep wor'k that was necessary 
around the house. 

As soon as the depression began loosening up suffic- 
iently, the four boys began taking jobs, Howard Jr. worT:ed 
for Western Union and a cab company in Sparta, He was the 
oldest of the- four boys. Junior got married and left home 
in 1942 v;hen he was about tv/enty-one. Chuck, who was seven 
years younger than Hov/ard Jr., had all sorts of odd joby 
throughout liigh school but at nineteen he enlisted in M\e.\ 
army. This was just after World War II had ended so he was - 
not really involved in the war at all. Iimiediately after 
his term in the service, he went straight to college and 



was iinrrnV'l '•luri.nr; coll'^ric, Hy Uncli- llnnl; (Harlcn) 'lulintnd 
in the Air Force at ninrtocn nf.tc.v Im hnd r^,raclunt'''d from 
hinT^ school. Finally my Uncle Ronny enlisted in the Air ' 
Force and also left home v;hcn he was nineteen. He v;as the 
youn.^est oC the four. ■ : 

V/lien './orld V7ar II broke out in iiiurope, both Howard 
and Pattl'- v;erc relatively apathetic about it, but ti\ey 
both rcraaibered the moment very clearlj' when they heard 
of t he baabinj; at Pearl Harbor. "I was over at Scott Field 
the day that happened," Scott Air Force Base is in Bellville, 
"The fellas were all nervous and one of them dropped their 
rifle but it never went off," 

Their still livinj^ on South Oak Street in Sparta and 
we all get together at almost every Cliristmas, 



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This is a sketch of the old cij^ht- sided school house 
that my Grandpa Heimbach attended in Schuline, 

Below is a picture of the house that my Grandpa Mcck- 
fcssel grcxiT up in, in Fairvicw, Illinois, 



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linily Mcckfesscl 
Grandmother (mother's aide) 



iiinily Batha Meckfessel was bom in Fairvicv/, Illinois 
on September 1, 1905, Ilcr parents, Johanna and Jerome Batha 
were both bom in Ghzechoslovakia and both movo.cl to the 
U.S. when they were younj^, Eiaily'e father was a co il minor 
for some time before he bought the farm that they lived 
on in Gaseyvillc Township in Illinois, As a child, Emily 
alonf^ with the rest of the family, one sister and two bro- 
thers, were very active in church and grange activities. 
The house that they lived in was a very large six-room farm 
house vThich was always a gathering place for relatives and 
friends. Ehiily slept with her sister Bessie and her two 
brothers slept together in another room leaving two rooms 
free for guests. Her family was not necessarily wealthy 
but was amply prepared for most financial problems they 
might run against. Most of the family decisions were made 
jointly by her mother and father but they often conferred 
with the rest of the family to make some of these decisions. 
One of these important family decisions was whether or not 
they would buy a car. They decided in favor of it and in 
1922 they bought their first automobile which was a brand 
new Ford for $500. 

Emily went to school at Signal Hill School in Fairview, 
which was a nearby town. It was a one-room school house 
with all eight grades in one room at the same time. She 



would loolc forward to thn next yo.nr of school becnnso nh-^. 
conld lint'-m to whatever stiKlics lay ahead. She attended 
3if<;nal Mill throiif^h the. fifth r.rnde when her rao11"v er becaite 
very ill nnd she had to no to live v/ith he.r f^randnotlicr in 
Hiillips, ■Wisconsin ..near Rhinclandcr, Tlicre she attended sixth 
and sevcntli f^rades and moved back to Gaseyville to '^';o to 
Si,raial Hill for the cirfith firadc. 

The major social event of the year was always the Harvest 
Home Festival, It was u;;ually a church cent'red event v.'hf ic 
people vjoiild gather from the surrounding area and the t/onen 
would cook special dishes and the men wottld get a dance 
floor sot up and a dance organized. The women would also 
trade jellies and recipes and patcrns and other womcns 
business, 

liinily met Henry Mcckfesscl because of the church md 
grange activities. They were married almost tx^7o years after 
they met, and unlilic Hat tie and Hov/ard's parents, thci'e \ 
was permission required for Henry to go out x-/ith Enily. 
Their dating relationship was much more forroal and when 
they were married, permission was again required for marriage. 



Henry J. I'leckfcssel 
Grandfather (mother's side) 



Henry John Meckfessel was bom in Fairview, Illinois 
on January 16, 1900, His parents, William -ind -^nna Mcclc- 
fessel were born in the U.S. and William wns born and lived 
his whole life in the same faimhousc that my grandfather 
(Henry) was bom and grew up in. 



lie went to n small school in Fairview and started 
when he was six years old, there were sixty students total 
in the school and they were divided into readers instead 
of f^r ulcs accordinf^ to their reading ability, l:^ach reader 
was in a separate room with about txsrelve kids to a room. 

He grew up in a larn^ farm house on a large farm with 
two brothers and two sisters. Their house was always the 
center of family activity and not too many Sundays v^ent 
by when something wasn't going on there. There wasn't any 
big birthday celebrations but at Tlianksgiving and Christmas 
the whole family would gather at the farm and have a big 
family celebration. In the fall tv;o or three of the neigh- 
boring farms would all get together and have a "Tlirashing 
Run," They v/ould get a thrasher and thrash as many of their 
fields as time would allow while the women were preparing 
a big meal. At the end of the day they would all sit around 
the dinn -r table and eat and spend the rest of the evening 
just talking. 

After Henry got out of grade school he was able to 
attend high school and so he went to East St, Louis High 
where he graduated. All throughout high school he was a 
member bf the- grange baseball team. 

Just before he graduated from high school the family 
bought its first car» It was a 1917 Dort which cost them 
$700, 

After high school, Henry registered for the draft but 
Was never called because the war ended shortly there after. 
However, he did recall how there was much predjudice against 



The rjcrm.m people in that area. He. was often called a Han 
and his ininily was made fun of. 

'Tlien he was nineteen he f,ot a job workinj^ for the 
Baltiraorc and Ohio Railroad, Uc had worked tliere for seven 
years wlien he decided to get a loan and buy into a partner- 
ship with a Mr. Pintar for a tire business in Bcllville. 
One year ifter he bouf^ht into that business, He married 
liiiily Batha, Ht! was shy of the a-^.e 'ol; twenty-eir^ht v;hcn 
he f;ot married in October of 19?7 in Fairview, Illinois. 



Henry J. and limily Mockfesscl 
Grandparents (mother's side) 



In October of 1927 tknily Batha and Henry J, Heckfesscl 
were married in Fairview, Illinois, Henry at the time was 
in a partnership x^rLth a llr, Pintar for a tire dealership 
in Bellville. A year or so later he bought out Mr. Pintar' s 
half of the business and began to build his newly aquircd 
tire business. Very shortly after tliat the depression hit 
and business got bad. Credit started going dox>m and he 
had trouble getting tires and paying for thenijand when 
he did get the tires he couldn't sell them for money hnt 
most often for other goods. The tire manufacturers demanded 
cash pnymonts on the tires and quite often there wasn't 
enough money flowing into the business to buy more tires. 

They did reasonably well throuf^out the depression 
because of their careful management of the tire business, . 
They lived in an apartment just above the tiixi shop in 
Bellville and once they called upon the WPA to repair the 
sidewalk and drivcin area in front of their shop. They 



wore Incky cnoiif^h to not have to go on relief at all during 
the depression. 

In 19?P> , they gave birth to their first child, Jeanette 
Johanna Ilcckfcsscl. She lived her entire unmarried life 
in the an.nrtment above the tire shop and graduated from 
Bcllville To^mship High School, She was married and left 
home in 1950, Their second child, William Mcckfcssel, came 
along fourteen years later than the first in 1942, He later 
became the inhcriter of the Meckfcsscl Tiro Company, 

The Meckfcsscl name has become very well kno\'m in the 
area surrounding Bcllville. In Fairview, a few miles outside 
of Bcllville, the old Meckfessel farm was subdivided many 
times over and several of the streets are named after the 
family. The Meckfessel Tire Company grew quite a bit in 
si?;e and prominence after the sting of the depression sub- 
sided and is now one of the bigger dealerships in the entire 
area. 

Both Henry and Emily are living in Bcllville although 
they have moved away from the apartment above the tire 
shop, i^ily and her sister Bessie take turns taking cate 
of their mother and my great grandmother, Johanna Batha 
who is in her nineties. 



Jcancttc Hoinibach 
My Ilothcr 



Jean^ttc Johanna Mo.ckfcsRcl v/as born on July 18, 19*0 
in the apartment above the tire rshop in Bcllville. Her 
parents Ijiily and Henry J. Mcckfesscl had been married about 
a year and c^vmed and mannj^,cd their o^^n tire phop. 

She started school in kindcrf!;arten at five years olfl, 
Bcllville was amon.r; the first to^^ms in the nation to have 
kinderj^arten included in a child's ediication. Her r^.rade 
school was Franklin Grade School which she attended throi.igh 
the sixth grade. She then attended Bcllville Junior Hi<^,h 
for tv70 years before she started Bellvillc Township Hi^,h ^ 
School. Jeanctte graduated from Bellville To^'mship in 1946. 
at the af;e of seventeen and almost eif^hteen. 

All throughout school she ha^l, special chores to do 
around the house. Each Saturday she was supposed to clean 
her I'oom, help cleaning around the house and the tire shop 
and shine the families shoes. Wl\en she was in junior high 
and high school her raotiier became ill and she was required 
to help with the laundry and cooking along with her grandma 
Batha who would come to help outo 

Everything was very church and feraily oriented and 
every xi^eck the whole family would get together at her 
grandparent's house and the children would listen to the 
mystery radio programs like Inner Sanctrum and The Shadow 
which only came on on Sunday nights, and the older folks 



would be out in the kitclicn plnyinr' Osirds nnd junt tnlltin^',, 

I>irin<^ hifch school nnd for nbout two years nftorwnrd, 
Jcnncttc '/orkcd for J.C. Penny's ns n sales clerk and then 
a bool:ecper. She had part time work i/ith the Rationing 
Bureau hc.lpinj:; to distribute ratio ninj^ stamps, 

\flailc she was still working; at Penny's, Jeanctte spent 
a weekend with a friend that lived in Marissa near Sparta 
and jrot a blind date with my Uncle Hank (my dad's brother). 
Tlie next weekend she went out with ray father on another 
blind date. They continued to date through thick and thin 
for two years when they were married. 

She married Charles Hcimbach in Bellvillc, Illinois 
on November 14, 1950. ^\ 



Charles Heimbach 
My Father 



Charles Myron Heimbach was born on February 20, 1928 
in the brown house on the corner of Broadway and South Oak 
Street in Sparta, Illinois. His parents, Hattie and Howard 
Heimbach raised him through most of his life at a different 
house just down the street. 

He started school at the age of six at the Sparta Grade 
School where he attended through the eighth grade. He then 
went on to high school and graduated after four years at 
Sparta Township High School. 

Since his father Hox>?ard worked vrith the railroad nights. 
Chuck and his brothers, Howard Jr., Harlen , nnd Ronald had 
to do all of the household chores such as mowing the lawn and 



other hour.oliold upkeep alonr: with ninn.inj^; errnuds. 

He held a larf.c variety of jobs includinn; working for 
a batcher, a baker and a body shop pointer along with a long 
strin.t^ oT. otlier jobs building a financial background to 
enable hiti to go to college. 

/VCtcr high school, Charles enlisted in the amiy and 
v;as sent to Virginia for basic training and from tliei-e to 
Yokohainn, Jni>an and spent a onc-yenr tour of duty there. 
As soon nr- he returned he entered college at Soutliem Illinois 
University nt Carbondale and was tlierc for one semester 
before he transferred to Rolla School of Mines in l^.olla, 
Hissoiiri wliere he graduated with a bachelor's degree in 
engineering , 

Shortly after he started at Rolla School of Mines, he 
met my mother and dated her for two years before they wcire 
married in 1950, He then finished college and they moved 
to South Carolina. 

Gliarlcs and Jeancttc Hcirabach . t 
My Parent s 

On November 14, 1950, Charles Heimbach and Jeanettc 
Meclcfcssel were married in Bellville, Illinois, Cl-iuck had 
not been going to school during this semester but after they 
were married, they moved dovm to Rolla, Missouri and he 
started back in school during the spring term of 1951, 

That sunroer they gave birth to their first child. It 
was a girl and was named Cindy. 

Chuck graduated from Rolla School of Mines in Juno of 

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195.'? nn'l ",ot n job workln,<^ for Dijpont Inc. in South Carolina. 
TIic three of them lived tlierc for about a year till Ghncl: 
found a more permanent job, Gunirains f::np;inc Company of Colum- 
bus, Indiana offered him a position as a sales representative 
on contracts. So, in 1953, Chuck and Jeanctte and their two- 
year old little girl moved to Columbus, Indiana, One year 
later a forth addition was added to the family in tlic forra \ 
of a nine pound scrcnminf^ heathen (me), 

Gliucl: continued to move up in the company and in 19 56 
was tram^C erred to their Chicar;o office. Then we lived in 
Northbrook, a suburb on the north side , v;hilc my father 
commuted every day back and forth to his Michigan Avenue 
office, 

Wc had only lived there for tv/o years when ray fatlier got 
a better offer to work for Sundstrand Corporation in Rock- 
ford , We moved to Rockford in 195R and my sister and I 
ended up attending Fairview Elementary School after living 
in an apartment on the i^est side for about six months. 

My sister attended Fairview School and then went on to 
Jefferson Junior High and then on to East High «, She grad- 
uated from East High School in June of 1969 and was accepted 
to the music department at the University of Illinois, 
After about a year of college, she moved to southern Indiana 
with some friends and continued at the University of Indiana 
at Bloorclngton, She was married to William Willis, whom she 
net in southern Indiana, in March of 1973, 

I also attended Fairview nnd went on to Jefferson Junior 



Hif!;h, but wc moved and I finished junior hirh at Lincoln. 
I graduated from East High in 1972 and have been going to 
Rock Valley College since. Through part of high school and 
all of college I have been working for an architectural firm 
here in to\<m and hope to make that ray career. 



\ 



HELSTENV KRISTINE demise; 195^- 



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

3r Contributor to the t^ock Valley College Family History Collection: 

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

SURVEY * * A ■•■: •.': ;■: -A- A :V ■.': A * A -.■; ■/; ■:z i: :V A A A A A A A A A 

„ , ^. " OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name Krlstlne Denlse Helsten a 

Date of fo--"! j^ay 7, 1974 * (ID # ) 

2. Your college: Hock Val I e y (.ol lecje a ( i d // ) 

Rockford, ininois a 

***** A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 

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

X B efore 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I850 

1850- 1900 1900 or late? 

4. Please check an_ 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.) ^East South Central (La. .Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , K>i, 



^ .... .._ ^ — ., . .„., .,.„., ^ , y^ , , _____ juuLii t^ciiLidiv i-a» ,ri|aa. ,Mld. , leilM, l\)% 

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OkTT " X^ ast North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 

_X_Pacific (Cal., Washj (Hawaii, Alaska) (IlllnolP & Wisconein also) 

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

X Farming ^Mining ^Shopkeeping or small business 

X T ransportation ^Big Business ^Manufacturing 

^Professions Industrial labor X O ther (sawmill, carpenter, painter) 



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

X Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian Methodist 

X B aptist Episcopal ian X C ongregational X Lutheran 

^Quaker ^Mormon X Other Protestant Other 



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

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

^Jews ^Central Europeans I tal ians Slavs 

X Irish X B ritish ^Native Americans over several generations 

East Asian X Other (Swedish) 

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

X Interviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

f ami I y membe rs 

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

X Photographs X Maps X Other ( church records) 



fX. 



FAMILY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Frederick Plelleten Current Residence 

If dead, date of death '^eotember 12. 1 9'^6 

Place of birth Storff Skedvl, DgHrlend , Date of Birth October 2k, 1 87^ 

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



Occupation(s) - PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

- I^p"^- (after leaving home) lRc^_ 

Ist charcoal burner foremgn Dates 1900(?) 1 st Wl pconsln Dates \ o'h,y 

2nd farmer Dates 19^1 2nd Rockford. Illinois Dates i qr^ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



Ux\\ Dates '«th ^Dates_ 

Religion Lutheran _-. 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Modern Woodmen ^oclety- 

Independent Crder of Odd fellows . _ 

Place of Marriage to your grandmothe r polby, Clark County, Wl scon-^ ^^^ Novembe r 

, r~ sTrP — yo,. legB 

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

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Hulda Clgson (Hellsten) Current Residence »___ 

If dead, date of death June 1 1 . 1 960 

Place of birth Pomeo, Ka rath on, V/i scons In Date of birth September 1. 1 P^ O 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

I89P- (after leaving home) (?)- 

1st housewife Dates (?) 1st Wisconsin Dates 1 c4i 

1o^1_ 

2nd Dates 2nd Kockford, Illinois Dates 1 96O 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



'4th Dates 4th ^Dates_ 

Religion Lutheran 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather ^^-^-^^ ^ Wisconsin ^'^'^^ ^c.v^TvY.^r PC. Ipo^ 

^''^^'- lL'i°ZtHP»[h'^^^aWb^^ti\q P^gi^^A-^)! stepmother or another relative give 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

uZli'^^ Joseph T^l.^nn. ...,,,,, p, .,, 

'^ dead, date of death Novemh^nT; 1937 ^ ■ 

Place of birth Sh^bbona, 111 inoiq n.t f u- u r 

Education (num ber of years); ^^ °^ birth January 7. 18?^ 

grade school hinh crh^^i /«\ 
^ _ ^'9h schooI_(_?J_j^e8r8ocational college 

i)ccupation(s) 

U worked at Eockford Catmeal 1 coo ^^^^^ ^^ RESIDENCE 

section foreman - C.E. & 'Q lOoo '' ' ^^ figCl^Torg . Yrir,^^fg^» Dp.rp^ , coo 

:^n dKanroad. Rockford. l£/ L .. ^?^?- p^^Hoi^htiV ^^flet . f^ 

3r d beer pp^ent Dat^g ^otiJ^T^ ^^^^ Houghton -treet, 1 i^y " 

worked for C.E. & Q. . ^ 1 ,- 1 .j . ) :>rd Rpckforri , Tm^o p ig D ates fo^y 

ISthforeman-Rockford gap nnrr,r.o^,. ic.i6_i'cp7 - _____Oates 

("^eli^Ton Roman (Jatholic " -' - ^ ''^' 

y;-;:^:-.^---'.;.-^., ■.■■-.■.... ■■.,.....,. 



Note: If your mother was raised bv , lunrii oate 

give that data on the b^ckVthls' pjge (c-)) ''''"''' '''''''' ^'"^ '^^ '^^ 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Elizabeth (EeBPie) Fay 
Wame Rowley (Malnnp^ ' r . „ . 
" d e.J. j/te'of d.a.h 'uctcbar .. 10^. -'"^""' ""'^'"^ . 

td":t°:nti''^i^,:r^"""' ^-^^---^ ^^ °"e of b.^^ ,..u.r, ,3. ,e«. 

grade school Kigh school vocational college 

)ccupat ion(s) " 

worked at C.E. -overeipn Co. r''f?'^^ ?'' '^^SIDENCE 

St Rockford. IllJnnIP n .^.c ^ .00 IstllAM ^^f '\^ '^^^'"9 home) 190?. 

worked at Rockford Watch Co T^ ' ^"^^^"^'^ , ^t. Pates 1905 

"d Bock ford. imnniP Da'tes fpoA 2nd on^ m ;+u r- ^ -0^- 

worked at Eurson Knittine-'cn IT^^^' 2 ^' ^^^- ^'"^^^^^'^ , ^^ ^tes 1908 

rdpookfnr^ _^ -un rnixting Co. 1905- 6?0 Koufrht en Ptreet fonR 

'"'"' P"'''y- ^'^il or socj-al clubs, sororities, etc. 

«e of marriage to your grandfather' ~^ — • , 



^^^^^^^^ yo"*^ father's name should appear below 

Name Elmer (?) Help ten 

Place of birth wiPconMn - d.fP._ano-nct o;, ipco 

Number of years or schooling ei^ht Occ upation f^rnier'^ rP tir.H 

Residence Spencer. WlsconHn H^r\r.] ^...... Lrr ied " ^^^^^'^^ 

Number of en i Idren four "" ~ 

Name Hllds Elizabe th Helpten (Kruege r') (Toft) 

Place Of birth yi.coTiPln date June 2. lOQl 

Number of years of schooling Oc cupation ' 

Residence M ari tal TtTtus 

Number of ch i Idren none ~ "— 

D?te of death July R. 1Q64' 

Name Ina Cecilia Helpten (ElpnderT 

Place of birth V.'l scon Pi n date .Tnr^ ?^, 1 cqc^ 

Number of years of schooling fourteen Occu^TTTST; ' '— 

Residence Rockford. TllinniP Mar?V;.l <.t.f„. ^pr^T^ ' 

Number of children one (adopted) — ' — ~" 

Name Ivan Walter Helgten 

Place or b.rth Wisconsin date L'arch 28. lOQ? 

Number of years ot schoo ing ^ccun atirtrt oniJ — -^ ^ ^ , 

Residence Rockford. T11i nnl. H .rlr. l ^ ..^.1"^^^ ^^ ^°^--" ^^ ^ -^'^^-^-^ ^tore 

Number of ch i Idren none — - ■ 

Name Edwin Oscar Helsten 

Place of birth Wisconsi n dat e November 17, i Qcc 

Number of years of schooling twelve Occupation >..r.r..v.f... ^.^^^t n, r t ^ -n 

Residence R H. 2. Kockf ord , IL^iari tal Sta tus marr ied constructio n 

Number of chi Idren two ~ 



Name Esther Soohia Kelsten (Nelson) • ' 

Place Of birth v;isconsin date October 12. 1cn 
Number of years of schoo ng ^ccuD ar inn ^i 1 ' T . 

;»idence r^c,fo,a. n.,'— H^TT^uZyj ^^^^^"'' "^ ^°°^ *-=^- 

Number of chi Idren two (twinTP ~ 

Name Eyelvn Chri s t ina Helsten (Nelson') 

N !l!°..'""""'- V"°r^^ date October 12. Idl 
Number of years of schooling Occupation ' 



^^^'^dence__^__ Mar i tJTTtatus 

Number of children none ~" 

Eate of death January 2^. IQ^R 

Name Lelmore Carl Eels ten 

Place Of birth Wisconsin d ate April 1, ici^ 

Number of years of schooling twelve (Occupation r^^-^.^. 

Residence R R g. Rockford, TT.. M.ri^.l Status M ^gl e 

Number of chi Idren none ^ 



Name Kenneth Edmund Kelsten 

Place of Dirth Wisconsin date January ^ . 1 o^e 

Number of years of school i ng twelvp Occupation fprn-,P^ '^ 

Residence R R g. Rockford. IL. Marital Status sinp-li 

Number of chi Idren none — ~ 



Name 

Plac e of birth ^3^^ 

Resid^n^ce '''''''' ^^^"""'"^ m ■ . . '^^^^^^'^^ 

Number of t i ll l UHJl l ^"arital S^tatus 



ILL)REN (jf C pnd hip first wife (rey irother'p hplf-pitlinp-p ' npmep pppepr telow) 



LeRoy Mslone 

•" '- "^ ''■'"' Rockford, IllinoiP 



vA)i\ it\ yf-.ir-, fjf schoo I I fu) 

■> i delict: 

mbcr of ch 1 Iciren one 



Marital Status 



''■'I '' J^nuprv 1^7. 1 CQO 

Occupation Rervi cempn-elect r i c co. 



te of desth (?) 

mc Eernice Kalone (Kincemeyer) (Schumaker) 

ac- of birth F.ockford, Illinois date 1 oQg 

mber of years of schooling Occupation 

sidence Mar i ta 1 Status 



mber of chi. kdfen none 

ite of death (?) 

me Ethel L. Mslone (V/eeks) 



ace of birth Rockford, Illinois 



mber of years of schooling 

s i dence Rockford, Illinois 
mber of ch i 1 dren two 

te of death 

me 



ace of b i rth 

mber of years of schooling 

si dence 



mber of ch i 1 dren 



ime 

ace of bi rth 

mber of years of schooling 

sidence 



imber of ch i 1 dren 



ace of bi rth 

imber of years of school ing 

sidence 



imber of ch i Tdren 



ace of b i rth 

imber of years of schooling 

s i dence 

imber of ch I 1 dren 



ime 



:e of birth 



imber of years of school I ng 
si dence 



imber of ch i I dren 



date June 27, 1 cqs 
Occupat i on 



Marl tal Status irarried 



date 

Occupation 



Marital ^5 1 a t us 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupat i oh 
Marital Status 



date 



Occupat i6n 

Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 
Mari tal Status 



ace of birth 

mber of years of schooling 

si dence 



imbe r of ch i 1 dren 



ace of birth 
iimber of years of schooling 

i:si dence 

ipmber of ch i Idren 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



Occupat ion 



Mar i tal Status 



CHILDREN of C and D 



'-yo.r morhrr's m^hk. should appear beiow 



f'l.,-.. of i,i,M, Rock ford. Illll^^ri 



Hur,h-r 



''■Hi- November 11 i ooQ 



^■.id<-ncc- 3538 Elgck'p'tnnR' Av o , ?-]- f -ifgTTT-r- ?'"^"^''"°" houoewife 
^ ' -^'idren +.,. , ^ijl'ii^jf,"^ married 



Numticr nf 



two 



**•">'■ Michael K. Kalone 

P I oo; of birth KockfoTd. 

Nunber of years ot" schooling 

Residence 

Number of ch i idren' 

Este of death Eay 11. 1 01 Q 




ccupat ion 
Status " 



191 1 



Na:^. Kartln (Bud) WIchael'^Fal one 
P'^" ot b.rth Rockford, IHT^^^T T 
Numoer of years of schooling" 



date Aupyc^t 1, 1Q1P 
Occupat ion 



Residence p^^p.t Avenue. Knnlrfnr^ H ^<;.r fTTr-c;!;."^ , ., — 
Number of ch i Idren one -- "'''■'*' acaius widower 



"arDc Robert .Toppph Mslone 

lace o, b.rth Rpekfor-^ T,iT7^r7-_ 
dumber ot years of school ing 

Residence ■ — 

lumber of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



date Aor-U P , 1013 
Occupation 



Date of death /.prll gc^ ioi 3 ' 



CldpnreP C n o_ i,,_^ — t:^^; !r . L'CCUpatK 



esidenceE.R. 2 



May gZ). 1CU 

^^0 Main"T;^ rT^TTr :5 — z — ' -^-^upation housewife 

u^ber of-TTTTdTtrrLhref '' ' ' ""^'"^"^^ ifi'l^n^o'ir^^"- ^^^^^"^^ 




:"'d^"^^_Kockford^_Illji^ 
umber of chifdrenTwo 



date January 7. 191' 



Occupation housewife 
Marital Status widow 



K Dorothy Louise T'a lone (Eain) I r.n np.r^' 
aceotb.rth Rockford, TH^ .J^pig ^ ^ 

:"'^7 °f years ol school /ng twelve 

s.dence Kalsrr.P. 7nn ^ T.^^^ higan 

l^^oer of chi Idren three — ' — 



_ date January ^ , 1910 
Occupation accountant 
Marital Status divorced 



l'"* Charles Ernest I-:alnne 

^" ot birth Rockford Illinois 

/Ccjrs of school Ing 



of 



(imbe r 

jsidence Loves P ark 

'-mber of chi Idren 



Illinois 



seven 



f^ Thoma s Willi ptt, Kalone 

;^" °t b.rth Rockford. inT 7;7TS — 

imber of years 0/ schooling twelve 

sidence Stlllman Vail p., ti i^^^^ 
^■^ber of children two ^^±^01^ 



'^^Chester (Swede) Franoi p Voi^^^ 
" ^^ t^Tth F.ockford. IlliFTTT^ 

"ber of years of schooling 



;•■ ' '^^^ "■-Bockford.^^IllinSIi 
ft'^^of children ,,one 



date T^prll R, 1 920 



-rj . t^c up a t i on machine operator 

Mar 1 taT Status married ' 



date March 22, 1 C22 



Occupation welder 



Marital Status married 



date October 2A . 192^ 



QccTTp a t i on truck driver 
Marital Status sinp-le 



CHILDREN of C and D 

*;•""'•_ Eu ge ne ( Geiiel_P,atric}LJ:;glon e 
'■'■'■ ''7''''''_Eockfori;:TllT^irr 

«liin.lvr .,( y.jr^TTrmTTir.TTn" 

!!'■■•; '''"'^'' F.ockfnrri. ril^r.77r. 

-niujrc. one (annntPr^ 

*J''"" Fglnh F dward FalonP 

Pl-iC- of b.rth F.OCkford. niinr 

Number of years o* bchoolirc 

•^^^ ' ^ence Esltiirore. KPrv IT;^ 

^"'"'^^ °^ cnudren three (one p^o^T^ 



/our motlK-r's nanu, should appear belc^w 
'■itr July 2g, 1925 



Occupation 

Marital Status married 



date April ic^ 1^27 




_ — , — Jccupation engine er 1n TT g 
Marital Status married ' 



5_rmy 



dumber of years of' schooling" 

les i dence 

Jumber of ch i Idren 



date 



_ Oc cupa t i on 

Marital Status 



\anvi 

'Jace of birth 

lumber of years ot schooling 

;es i dence 

'umber of ch i 

ame 

lace 0/ bi rth 

umber of years ot' schooling 

esi dence 

^ber of chi Idrer, 



mber of years ot schooling 

s i dence 

"'ber of chi Idren 




_ date 

Occupat iOn 
Marital Staufs" 



me 

ace of b i rth 



^ber of /e.rs of schooling 

SI dence 

"bcr of chi Idren 



date 



*!^' ^^ years o{ schooling 
idence 

^P-- of childre^ 





30 ^ 



our Father 

ame Edwin Cscar Helsten Current Residence R.R. 2, Rockford, IL« 

f dead, date of death 

lace of birth Spencer, Karathon County, Wl. Pate of birth November 17, 1909 

ducat ion (number of years) ' — — — ^— — — - _____^________-— _— 

grade school eight high school four vocational college 



ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

Emerson Erantingharr Foundry 1929-1930 (after leaving home) 

St carpenter Dates 1930-1936 1st Rockford, Illinois D ates 1929-30 

Free Sewing Eachine Co. 1 9^6-1 9-42 

nd U. S. Army Dates 19^2-19^5 2nd Spencer, Wisconsin Dates 1930-36 

farmed 19'!|5-1950 

r d carpenter Dates 1 950-preFen -Brd Rockford, Illinois D ates 1 936-74 

t h D ates kth ^Dates 

elTgTon 



olitica) parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



lace of marriage to your mother Cld Stone Church,' Rockton, IL. d ate June 4. 194Q 
OTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 

our Mother 

ame Catherine Marie Malone ( B oyle ) (Hel- Current Residence R. R. 2, Rockford. IL. 
f dead, date of death st en) 

lace of birth Rockford. Illinois Date of birth May 24. 1914 

ducat Ion (number of years) 

grade school eight high school four vocational c ollege 



iccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

W. T. Grant d- Co. (after leaving home) 

st j. C. Penney Co. Dates ' 1st Rockford. Illinnis D ateti o^2-1 941 

A fr P Food Store 
nd j. L. Clark Kan. Co . Dates 2nd Chicago. Illinois Dates i 941-1 942 

Kroger Food Store 

rd housewife Dates 3rd Rockford, Illinois Dates i Q42-nresent 

leligion Catholic then Prote stant 

olitica! party, civil or soci al clubs, sororities, etc. 



lace of marriage to your father Qld Stone Church. Rockton. IL. ^ ^^^ June 4 1^-^*^ 
lOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the baclt of 
th is page (F-2) . . 



'''■■ --^^ -\t 



^HUDREN of F .nd her flr^t husb.nd (my h.lf sl.ter'e naire appear, below) 

iame n^theri ne Maureen Bo yle (Kilmer) 

!r. .^./U.th PnnVford. 1111^ 1^1^^ date October 10, 1941 

,;rber of r-r . o/ .rWlina thirteen Occupat.on ibrarv aPB:Btant 

...M.n.. Pyr^nn, Tlllnols Mar.tal btatus^iarrled 

Mumber of children none 

Mame . . — -T~*„ 

P 1 ^r.-nf [.Irth , d¥te ^ — — 

Number of y^^rc nf .r,hool 1 nq OccupafOn . 

Residence . ^^^'^^^ Status 

Number of chi Idren ,-'-^ 



Name ^ __ • j^*^ 

Di,.^ r.f kirfh date 

Number of years of schooling Z! Occu^ItTbJT 

Res i dence Marital btatus 

Number of chi Idren . 



Name j,^, 

J I I ^L date 

Place of birth *> ■ ■ i ^ - 

Number of years of schooling ,.,, ...Tl!!:"''^^ 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



date 



Name 

Nlmber°of ;ears of schooling Occu^6n. 

Res i dence Marital :>tatus 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 



Place of bi rth jr ■■- i , ■ 

u..:L. .f »». r. nf .rhoolinq Occupation^ 

Marital Status 



Number of years of school Ing 
Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



Name ■ Hgte 

o • A^r.^^ Marital Status . 

Res I dence __^— — 

Number of children . 



Name — ^date 

Place of bi rth . ^ ^ .. ; ■ ■ 

F r — 1 1 „ Occupation 

Number of years of school i ng — r-r , r^^.,,^ 



Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth 



date 



r.d^c u. — Occupation 

Number of years of school mg ^ ^^ ^' 



Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



), Name _^ ■ j-,^„ 

p. T—r^ — rpj— ~~~___ date 

Number of y^^r^ nf ^rhonlina Occupation_ 

Residence n arital btatus 

Number of Chi 1UI«II ~~I~ZI 



CHILDREN of E and F (or f-2 F-2 ) - «r^.,r „ u ,. 

- ^, t- z; your name should appear below 

Name Charles Frederick Helpten 

Place of birth Fockford fTTTnTvTc ' rTT c ■ ■ 

«u^.r of vear s gr/chool'ing rCIee V n °' ^t" ^^'^'^-'ber ^0. ICRO 

R^idence F oc yord. T1 1 i n„ , :"'"'^"" u,,,., , ,. °':cupa',^n_ eollepe .tudent 

Number or en j Idren ~ — ^ ^ . 



Mame Krlstlne Denlpe Helsten 

"lace of birth Fockford IT T i nni q " FTT c ^ ■ 

|. , c _ y-^" | '| -^-^-Linoi?^ Date of birth Fay "^0 1 orA 

!\liimber of years of schoo Inn fourteen ' ~ n^. »• — ■ " -, ,- - - ^ — l-=:-2Z 

Juraber of ch i Idren — ^ ^-^ . — - 



lame 



lace of bi rth 
umber of year 
esi dence 
umber of chi Jdren 



Date of bi rth 



, . c f 1 rn — uaze or Dirth 

umber of years of schooling Occu^TtT^ 

:^^"^^"^!^-,, " Mar.'tal Status 



lace Of birth p^,. ^f birth 

umber of years or scnooHng OccupatTbTT 

es I dence ~~ iJ^^. ' .--,i c » — :: — 

, r — L I . i — . Marital Status 

jmber of children ■""" — 



ame 

lace of bi rth 



Date of birth 

i.Tiber of years or schoolin g OccupTtT^ 

:-'-l'^^''^%-^— Marital Sr^.,. 

Jmber of children ' ~ — 



lime 



■ ""^ "'.''' ''^ . ... ^'^ °f birth 

imber of years or schooling — OccupatioTT 



SI dence uTTTTTT'c^ — .. 

, , ^ — I I , I Marital Status 

fmber of children 

Nme 

Face of bi rth 



M . , ;, 1 ,.- Date of birth 

Nmber of years of schooling Occu^iTTST 



"s i dence 

N-nber of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



Nne 

Pace of bi rth ~ ~— fr— - r . • ^. 

i, K c 7 1 r-T ^^^^ of birth 

I'^.l' °^ years of schooling Occupation" 

^'^^"" ^ Marital Status 

Nnber of chi Idren ' ■ 



ASSIGNMEfJT OF LITERARY RIGHTS fif you and your fdinily dre willinq) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and adn.i nistrdLi v 
riglits, to the Rock Valley Colleye Family h'istory Collection, deposited ui tlic 
Rcckford Piiblic Library, Rockford, Illinois 



Signed 
Date 






^ 



Grea t i 

IBB'granclfatherf (my father's father' p side) 

N.iii)c /\ Stellan Euseblug Hellsten Current Residence 

If dead, dale of death June 2, 1920 



Place of birth Ljunarsberg, Sweden 



Date of Birth August 13, I8A9 



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



Occupat ion (5) 

foreman of harrcrord 
1st In Stora Skedvi. Dates (?) 1st Sweden 

Sweden 
2nd Dates 2nd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving ho'me) 
Dates (?) 



3rd_ 
l»th 



Dates 
Dates 



3rd_ 
i»th 



Re I i g i on 



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



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to yourwtfrandmother 

^ '-3 3 S t o r 



a Skedvi. Sweden 



Great 
BBIgrandmother (rr.y father's father's side) 

Name Sophia Jansdotter (Hellsten) Current Residence 

If dead, date of death October 1^, 1 9I 1 ■ • 



"Tal« 



October 
22, 187? 



Place of birth Stora Skedvi, Sweden 



Date of birth Dececber 11, 1837 



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



Occupat ion(s) 

1st housewife 

2nd 

3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates (?) 1st Sweden . Dates (? 



Dates 



Dates 



2nd_ 
3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i gion 



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



^f«>' 



Place of marriage to yourVgrandfather Stora Skedvi, Sweden Date October 22, 1^7? 



CHILDREN of A-3 and E-A (my grandfather on my father's side appears below) 

Name Frederick Hellsten 

Place of birth Stora "gkedvl , Sweden date October 2k, 1 67A 

Number of years of schooling high sch. lev ^tcupatiOn 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren nine 

Date of death September 1g, 1956 '• 

Name Karl Cskar Hellsten 

Place of birth stora Skedvl, Sweden d ate October 31. 187? 

Number of years of school Jng Occupation 

Res i dence M ari tal Status —————-—-.— -—----^—- 

Number of ch i Idren 

Date of death (?) 



Name Johan Herman Hellsten 

Place of birth Sarna. Sweden date July 31 , 1 S^S 

Number of years of scnool ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ~~~I~~I~~" 

Number of ch i Idren 

Date of death July 5, 196 4 

Name 

Place of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of school ing OccupatlOrt 

Res i dence M arital Status • 

Number of chi Idren 



Name Erik Gustav Eriksson (half brot her - son by E-4 ' s first marriage) 

Place of birth Falun, Sweden date Aup-ust"^ 1 9. 1g62 

Number of years of schooHng Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chl ldr6n 



Date of death \-i) 

Name 

P 1 ace of bi rth d a te 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marl taf Status 

Number of chi Idren 

Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of school Ing Occupat iort 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ^ 

Number of chi Idren ~ 

Name^ ^ 

Place of bi rth date 

dumber of years of schooling "Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status ~_ 

*<umber of ch i Idren 



'Jame^ 

*lace of birth date 

lumber of years of schooling Occupation 

Resi^denc e M arital Status ' 

'lumber of i:lll lUruri — 



Great great gr4at , 
^^ ■■gi'and father (my father's mother's father's father's aide) 

N..nK- Anders Andersson Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 
P lace of bi r th 



Date of Birth 1745 



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

Occupat ion(s) 

Ist 

2nd 

3rd 

ijth 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

'st Erattfors, Karlskoga^ D ates 

Sweden 
2nd Dates 



3rd_ 
ijth 



_Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



ty 



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

Place of marriage to youflS^iTandmother ~ 

Great great grfat 



^^SiTi 



igrandmotherj (my father's mother's father's father's side) 



Name Brltta Andersdotter (Andersson) Current Residence 

• f dead, date of death 1 Q22 ■■■:■■■:.. 



Place of birth 



_Date of birth 1753 



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

Occupat ion(s) • 

Ist^ 

2nd 

3rd 



_^Dates 

_Dates 

Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

1st Erattfors^ Karlskoga, D ates 

Sweden 
2nd Dates 



3rd 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to youp'vlrandfather 



Date 



CHIkDREN of A-23 and B-24 (my great prest prandfpther on my father's 

mother' P father's side appears below) 
Name Clof /.ndersson 

Place of bi rth Swe den date 1704 

Number of years of schooling Occupation ~ ■ 

Residence Marital Status "" 

Number of ch i Idren seven 
Date of death 1^60 

Name 

Place of bi rth 3a"te 

Number of years of school Jng Occupatibn - 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of ch i Idren — — — — ^— _— 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlbn 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlbrt 

Residence M arital Status ~ 

c^^ Number of chi Idren 

Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooHng Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name^ 

Place of birth ~Jate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name^ ^ 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatiort 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of ch i Idren ~" 



Name^ ^ 

Place of birth ^ date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status [ 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name^ 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status '_ 

Number of chi Idren ~~ 



Name 

Place of birth ' date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 



Residence Mar 'i t-'aV '^f aMic 

Number of C l l f UJrti n ^"arital Status_ 



Great great ; 
/ ■■grandfather (my father's mother's father's side) 



N.iiiH? Clof And erg son 

I f dead, date of death ] ggo 



Current Residence 



Place of birth Sweden 



Date of Bi rth I704 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
Karlskop-a, _ (after leaving home) 



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

Occupat ion(s) 

1st '•' "'^ 

2nd 

3rd 

ijth 



I s t Erattfors, Swed en 

2nd 

3rd 



_Dates 
Dates 



_Dates 
Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 
t>lace of marriage to your^^randmother 



' date 



Grea t great 1 

■■grandmother (my father's mother's father's side) 

Name Catrina Gustaf sdotter (Andersson) Current Residence 
If dead, date of death 1 879 ' " 



Place of birth Sweden 



_Date of birth 17QQ 



Education (number of years): - 
grade school high school vocational_ _college 

Occupat ion(s) 

1st _-_-____^ 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



_Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

1st Erattfors. Karlskoga. Dates 

Sweden 
2nd Dates 



3rd 



Dates 



Re 1 i g ion 



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



oifl< 



lace of marriage to your^^randfather 



Date 



CHILDREN of A-11 and E-12 (my great grandfather on rry father' p mother's 

side appears below) 

Name Clof Clsson 

Place o^ birth Sweden date 1821 

Number of years of schooling Occupation "" 

Residence Marital Status ~ 

Number of ch i Idren one ~~" 



Date of death ( ? )" 

Name Anders Gustaf Clsson 

P ' 3 ce of birth Sweden d ate 1826 

Number of years of school ing Occupatidn 

Residence __Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ten "" 

Date of death January lj, fO'lS __ 

Name Johan 01s son 

Place of birth Swede n date 182 8 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marl tTTTtatus ~ 

Number of children none 

Date of death 1872 ~" 



Name Erik 01s son 

Place of birth Sweden ^date 1830 



Number of years of schooling 6ccopaii6\{ 

Residence M arital Status — 

Number of chi Idren "" ~~ 

Date of death ibj2 

Name Carl Olsson 

Place of birth Swed en date i825_ 

Number of years of schooHng Occupatlbn 

Res i dence Marital Sta tus " 

Number of children four """ 

Date of death [7 ) 

Name Anna Lena 01 sd otter 

P ' ace of birth Sweden " d ate 1838 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ^ 

Number of chi Idren nine 

Date of death (?) 

Name Anna Lovl'sa Olsdotter (Jansson) 

Place of birth Sweden date 1859 

Number of years of school Ing Occupatiort 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of children elp-hth 

Date of death [ij 

Name 

Place of bi rth ~date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ~ 

Number of chi Idren ' ~"~~ 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~~ "" ' jat-g 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren ' ~ 



Name 

Place of bi rth ' jaj-g 

Jumber of years of schooling OccupalT^ 

Residence u — ■ : ■ i ■ '^ 

Number of L l l ll Uim i ^^arital Status 



Gre ?t 1 , , ^ ■ 

^l^grandfatherl (my father p mother p side) 

N.iiDc .Anders Gustaf Clspon " Current Residence 

I f (lead, date of death Janugry 13. I9I6 



Place of birth Sweden 



Date of Birth 1826 



Education (number of years) -.. 

grade school high school vocational college 



Dccupat ion(s) 

worked in steel (?)- 

1st foundry in Sv/eden Dates 1 880 1st Sweden 

1880- 
2nd worked at a sawmill Dates (?) 2nd Wisconsin 

3rd Dates 3rd 

l«th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
.-{STter leaving home) 

Dates -ISPO 



Dates l880-19l6 
Dates 



Dates 



i*th 



Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your?' grandmother 



Sweden 



ISTt 



Gre at , 

B^grandmother (my father's mother's side) 



f<ame Anna Christina 

If dead, date of death ( fj" 



(01s son) 



Place of birth Sweden 



Current Residence 
Date of bl rth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Dccupat ion (s) 

2nd 

3rd 



_Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Sweden Dates 



2nd Wisconsin 
3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to youri'^^randf ather Sweden 



Date 



CHILDREN c'' A-5 Pnd E-6 (my grand mother on my father' e side appears below) 

Name Carl Clsson 

Place of bi rth Sweden date i860 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ~~ 

Number of chi Idren 



Date of death 1873 

Name Anders Gustaf Clsson _^ 

P I a ce of birth Sweden d ate 1862 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 
Eate of death (?) 



Name Anna Louise Clsson ' 

Place of birth Llndesberg, Sweden "" date August 2'^, 1864 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Res I dence Marital Status ~I~~~~~~~~r" 

Number of chi Idren 
Date of death ('i ) 



Name Johan Victor Clsson 

Place of birth Sweden d ate 1866 

Number of years of schooling OccupatiOrt 

Residence M arital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ~~~~~~~~~ — — — - 

Date of death 1867 



Name Victor Julius Clsson 

Place of birth Sweden date 1868 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status "* 

Number of chi Idren 



Date of death (?) 



Name Johan Clsson 

P I ace of birth Sweden ~7 a te 1 87 1 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marl tal Status 

Number of chi Idren 

Date of death (7J -:.._ 



Name Carl Clsson 

Place of birth Sweden date 1 874 

Number of years of school Ing OccupatiOrt 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of ch I Idren 
Date of death (?) 



Name August Walfrid Clsson 

Place of birth Sweden d ate 1876 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Ma r i Fa 1 Status ~ 

Number of chi Idren 
Date of death (?) 



N a me Hulda Clsson ( Kellsten) 

Place of birth Romeo. Earathon County. Wl .date September 1, 1 880 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

.Number of ch i Idren nine 

; Date of death June 11, 1060 

[Name Ellen 01 s son 

[Place of bi rth Wisconsin date l 883 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Harlf-al ^fafi.c 

Number of Lll ll dmM _ ^"arital Status__ 

Date of death ~ ^? j 



^i 



Grea t great ! 
f BlUgrandfatherj (my mother' p father'" father's eide) 



t Njme Patrick Kalone 

f. ' f ciead, date of death October 1 0~ 1 P86 



Current Residence 



-'''■"-'■ "' I'i Mil Kings County, Irelan d 

I due .il i '</! (iiiiiiilj<.r of y<!,'i~r) ~" 

'''•"''■ •''"><'' lii(jt, school 



l)-itc ol Iji I ih 



1812 



vtjcat ion. 1 1 



col Icill- 



Occupal ion{s) 
1st 



Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
'st Irel and Dates 



worked for C.E..^-Q. y^f,^_ , q^q- 

2nd Railroad, Phabbona, TT,. ..Dates__i8P^ 2nd Shabbona. Illinoi. n a^..^?§^ 



3rd_ 
^th 



_Dates 
Dates 



3rd_ 



"^e 1 i g i on Roman Catholic 

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

Place of marriage to your^iJ^andniother Ireland ' 



Dates 
Dates 



date 



^^at great : 

iHlgrandmother (my mother's father's father's side) 



Name Ann Ka lone (Ma lone) 
•f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Place of birth Ireland 
Education (number of years) ~~ 

grade school high school 

Occupat ion(s) 

1st 



Date of bi rth 



vocat ional 



col lege 



Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
>st Ireland Dates 



2"d housewife 

3rd 



_Dates 
Dates 



_2nd Shabbona. Illinois Dates ?886 
Dates 



3rd 



'^^ ' ' g i on Roman Catholic 

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



lace of marriage to you ij^fgYandf athe r Ir"eland" 



Date 



/s 



CHILDREN ol C-7 and L-B 
N'"'"-. Edward Malone 



(my great grandfather on rr.y mother's father' r side 

appears below) 



'''•'"■ "' ''''"' Ireland __ 
NiiMib'T ol /f.if ■■ f>r school I tin 

Rf . i (Jcticc 



«.1.jU- 



Number of ch i I dren 

Date of death 



Marital Status 



Occupat i on worked on railroad 



11 



N.jmc Klchael Joseph Kalone 

Placo ol' birth Kings County, Ireland 
Nunber of years of school ing ~ 

Residence ~ 



Number of ch i I dren 

Date of death ' Decemter g^, 1 9?H" 

Name Daniel Malone 

Place of b i r th 



Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Date of death ''^TJ 



Name Marv Kalone 
Place of birth 



Number of years of' schooling 

Residence 

jNumber of ch i I dren 

iDate of death \,1 ) 

Name John Kalone ~ 

'|f 1 a ce ot birth 



|i<umber of years of school ing 
Residence 
lumber of ch i Idren 



)ate of death _ 

'3"«__£atKalone. 
lace of bi rth ' 



(? 



lumber of years of school ing 
iesidence 



umber of ch i Idren 
ate of death "pT 

ame 

lace of bi rth 



umber of years of school 

2S i dence 

jmber of ch i 1 dren 



ing 



ame 

'ace of b i rth 

imber of years of school ing 
sidence 
[fber of ch i I dren 

!me 

'ace of b i rth" 



Imber of years ot' school ing 
sidence 
.Tiber of chi Idren 



ne 

ce of bi rth ~ ~ 
iber of years of school ing 
idence 
"•^er of chi Idren ' ' 



Mar i tal Status 



date December 1g, 1 8A7 
ITccupation worked on railroad 



date 



cTccupation worked on railro ad 
Marital Status ~~ ~ — 



date 



^ Occupation teacher 

Marital Status 



date 



Marital Status 



Occupation worked on railroad 



date 



Occupa t i oh yorked on railro ad 
Marital Status —————-=—_* 



_ date 

Occupat ion 
Marital Status 



date 



Occupat ion 
Mari tal Status 



date 

Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



date 



Jccupat ion 



Marital Status 



Great great 
■Bgranafatherj (my mother' F father's mother's side) 



Njine Phillip Kc Fadden 
I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



I'l.K..- <.l lii, 111 

( <lil( .il i 'III (imiimIxt of yen ■,) 
<li-\'i'i '.(hool hj.jl. ■.cliool 



I). He 1)1 In I 111 



vijcot ionii I 



CO I I (^H' 



Occupat ion (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

i*th 



_Dates 
Dates 



_Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 
2nd 
3rd_ 
ijth 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i gion 

Po ' ' t ' cai parties, civil or social c 1 ubs , f ratern i t res , etc. 



Place of marriage to yout^'(i^?andmother 



lati 



■Bgrandmother I 

Name Kary .Anm Corley (Mc Fadden) 
' f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bi rth 
Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupat ion(5) 

Ist^ 

2nd 

3rd 



Date of bi rth 



vocat ional 



col lege 



Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



lst_ 

_2nd 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 

Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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



lace of marriage to youi*iJ«^randf ather 



Date 



CHILDREN 



C-9 »nd L-,0 i.y pre»t gr.nd.other on .j, .other', father'. .,<j 

Mc Faddp n _ sppepr<^ be 

OccupcJLion 

Marital Status 



Number of cfi i Idren 

Date of death _^ 

Nar„<- Mary Jane l:^J lR^^^^^^JTr^i:::^ 

Plac'i of birth Ireland ' 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dance 

Number of ch i idren nine" 

Date of death _JJov embe r?y. , — T^-^T 




/7 

e 
low) 




date November g^:, 1855 
(Jccupat ion ' ' ' — 
Status ■ — 



Nar->e Catherine Mn P^ dden rSrri t ht 

Place of birth '• -^^ 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 

Number of ch I Idren ~ 

Date of death _~~ 

Name Elizabeth IT^J ^W:^ 
Place o 



date 



_ Occupation 
Marital Status 



I rth 

Number of years o^' schooling 
Res i dence 



add_en(_DriPcoll 



ate 



Number of ch i Idren 

Date of death 

^ame_CharlepKc~Fadden 
'lace of bi rth 




Occupation 



Status 



Jumber of years of schooling 

lesi dence 

lumber of ch i Idren ~ 

)ate of death — 

'^"^ Caroline i^F77^7?7^ ~7K7iT7t7H 

lace of birth ' ' • 

umber of years 
es i dence 



date 



OccupatiOrt 



Marital Stafiis 




umber of ch i fdren 

ate of death 

^"^ John Kg FaddP n 
lace of b i rth 



date 
_ (iccupa t i 6h 

Marital Status 



Jmber of years of schooling 
'S i dence 

dren 




jmber of 

3te of death 
J me 
ace of birth 



date 

Occupat i6n 
Marital Status 



imber of years of schooling 
^sidence 

™ber of 




date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



mber of years of schooling 

s i den ce 

^ber of chi Idren 



date 




Pber of years of schooling 
1' i dence 

1"''^'' ^^f children 



/6 



Great 
J ■■grandfather} (my mother's fpther'p side) 

Ndine Michael Joseph Melone 

. "" dead, date of death December 23, 1928" 

^'''•"-'" "' '''"'■ Kinp-s County. Irel anri 

idiit.il ioM (miiiibcr <>[ ye.,, •.) 

<)r.i<le -.(l.ool lii.jh •.CI...0I 



Current Residence 



D.iti- or iniih December 12, 1847 



V(jcol i onti 1 



lOccupat ion (5) 

section foreman - C.E.&Q. 1 o^p ^^f^ °^ RESIDENCE 

1st Esl-lrogd . Shsbbona, IL. Dates i«flP 1 . cu ^.^ ^^ n^fn'' 'saving home) 1868- 

— ri h. ■ ' — t±Li uates K"8g IstShabbona, Illinois n^ite.; iPPO 

section foreman - C.E..^-Q. ^ p c" J ■ ■■ - - '- — - ^ -^^ uates let^y 



1 01 g_ ~ ^ '^'-^^_j_i:££ 

3rd retired (?) Dates (928 3rd 

kxh 



Dates 



'ith 



Dates 
Dates 



Religion RoiDsn Catholic 

Political part.es. cvM or sociarc 1 ubs . fraternities, etc. Modern Woodmen Society 
Hace or marr.age .0 youy-gVand.ot h.r Pekalb County. Illinois date j^.pril ^ ^ TWfX 

^fgrandmother j (my mother's father's side) 



Name Mary Jane V.c. Fadden (Kalone) 

"^ ciead. date of death November 28 1 93 -^ 

Place of birth Ireland 

Education (number ol^ years) " — 

grade school high school 



Current Residence 



Date of birth November 2F, 18^5 



vocat ional 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 
1st housewife 

2nd 

3rd 



_Dates 

_Dates 

Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE ' • ■ ' 

(after leaving home) 1 ^'v.ij. 

1st Shabbona, Illinois Dates 1 «88 

702 Hous-hton ^treet, iMyq. 

_2nd F.ocT^ford . Illinois Dates 1 933 

3rd 



Dates 



^« ' i g '■ on Roman Catholic 

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

'lace of marriage to you r^^Tandfathe r Dekal b County, Illinois 



_Date April '=;, igTT 



CHILDREN o. C-3 and E-^ (iry prandfpther on ir.y irother'p Fide eppe^rp below) 

N.I""- Edward Joseph Kplone 
f'l..'.- f>f 



"■'"■ "' '"'"' Shabbona, Illlnoip -l.iir January 7, 187^; 

N...Mb-r ol y,-..r-. of sc1.0(,li,iq (o) ye^rl hlg-h PChoo^ccup^tT^ ^ 



Residence Mar i taT"s Latus 

Nuinhcr of chi Iclren fifteen ~~ 

D?te of death Moveirber 1 '^ , 1c;57"-- 

"Xiynr Karv_ (Mame) Ann I-'alone (Kreuter) (Nelpon ) ( F c^ e r p ) 
Mace ol birth ^habbona . IlllnoiF " date_ 

dumber of years of schooling ftccupatTon 

Residence MaritaT Status 

dumber of children two 



Date of death I-Iay 2k, }Q^2 

iame Catherine (Kit) Malone (Gerlach) 
'lace of birth Shabbona. IlllnoiF 



, Illinois date November ?8 . 1878 

lumber of years of schooling fj'ccupat ion ~"^ 

'g^'dence Mari taTStatus 

Jumber of chi Idren two " ~~ 

Date of death Seotember 1 QA6 



'a"« La - nJel Thnrap I-'alone 
'lace ol birth ^habbona . Ill: 



Inois date " February g8 . 18^1 

lumber of years of schooling ~~" Occupation fjreican 

'es I dence Marital Status 

lumber of ch i Idren three —_—_____ 



Late of death October 30, 1933 -,.. -^ 

lame J a me? Francis I.alone " 

'lace of birth Shabbona IllinoiF date Kay 10. 1883 

lumber of years of schooling Occupatlort' ' 

es i dence Marital S'tatus 

umber of chi Idren -^ ___ 

Date of death PF) -- , 



ame FranV: J. Kalnne '" ■ 

lace of birth Qhsbhonp . TllinnJe date 

umber of years of schooling OccupatiOh~ "^ 

esi dence Marital Status 

lumber of chi Tdren ~~~ ' 

Oste of death Tul y . 1 9 1 6 

ame Thomas Michael Kalone 

jlace of birth Shabbona Illinois date 

jjmber of years of schooling Occupati6n_ 

i;si dence Marital Stiuir 

jmber of chi Idren p^e ( ? ) """ 

')ate of death (?) 



ip"^ John _ Will lam I-'alone ^^^ 

^ ce of birth Shabbona, Illinois ^da t e August 23, 1 887 

|imber of years of schooling Occupation flreiran - retir ed now 
sidence Alhambra. California 91°01 Marital Status married 
mber of ch i I dren four 

""£ Kargare^t Jane Kalone (Eaber) (Gaugh) 

ace of birth Fockford. Illinois date Karch 17. 1389 

mber of years of school ing Occupation ^ 

S'^^ence Marital Status 

mber of children one ^— — — ^^— — -_^__^— - 

'ate of death April A, 1972 

hme 

Pace of bi rth j^^g 

N-nber of years of schooling 5cc~patio^^ 

' ''^^•^ , Marital Status 

'' of ch i Idren 



A^ 



Great grest 
11 t^grandfaiUer] (iry mother'p mother's father's side) 



Name Isaac Hanillto-n Fowley 

If Head, date of death November 30. 180? 



Current Residence 



'■'•'"■ "' '^''"' Riga, Monroe County, Ne w York 

I diK ,ir ion (iiiiinlxT t,( yen -. ) ^ ~~ 

'"•"'" ■■''"^"' '"'J'' ••^I'ool vocational 



Dale of hi I til June pi^, 1818 



col \ci.]V 



Occuput ion (s) 
1st 



Dates 



2nd farmer 

3rd 

4th 



_Date5 

_Dates 

Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
^st New York Dates 

7 ^ T- 1841- 

^"d F.ockford, Tl llnols Dates iR^c; 
yyu^ h'roadway, TstsT" 

3rd Rockford. Illinois D ates 18Q? 

4th 



Dates 



•^^ ' ' g ' on Congrep-atlonalist 

Political parties, civJi or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Old Settler's Club of 

Place of carriage to you4r^and.oth.r Rpckf ord . Illinnis" ^'T .l'r^^^^^ ^ 

Great great 1 ^^^ 

»|grandmother j (my iiother's mother's father's side) 



Name Harriett /i.mand a Kunro (Fowley) 
'f dead, date of death April 4, ^ qTT''~~ 



Current Residence 



;-Place of birth Troy, New York 
'Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Date of birth June 5, 1324 



vocat ional 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

st 

t?"d hnnspwif^ 
Jrd 



_Dates 

_Dates 

Dates 



'e 1 i g i on 

•olitical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 

Face of marr.age to youff^^^randf ather Rpckford. IiriTiT^ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) I838- 

>st Rockford. Illinois Dates 1845 
2903 Broadway, 1845- 

_2nd Rockford . Illinois Dates (?) 

2921 14th .''venue, 1905- 

Jfd Hockford . Illinois Dates {9(1 



Date October ^0,' 
1843 



Name Edwin Rov/ley 
Place of birth 



tes i dence 

lumber of chi Idren 



ame 

lace of bi rth 



ps i dence 

limber of chi Idren 



ime 

ace of bi rth 



s i dence 

""'^P'' of chi Idren 



CHILDREN or C-H .nd D- 1 2 (.y pre.t grandfather on .y .other', .other', aide''' 
N.,mr Milton C. Rowley appears below) 

N.,..- of hirnr2903 Broadwav7T^^kfi7|23mjgBl..t.. AugUPt - 18R3 

Nnnih'T o( yr.i,'. of school iiui ~n . " ^ ' - i L222 

,, ■ , ' .^ Uccupaiion nalntp-r 

Re, (deuce ^ r; :— — t — ^ *^ ^^ ^" ' -"^ 

,, , , — I I . I Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren three or four (?r ' 

Date of death May gp , i 90A 

N.J'"'' Walter Rowley " ~ 

Plcic- of bi rth ~ ~~ • 

Number of years of schooling -^ccunlTU^^ ~ 

l^'l'^'"'-^^—— H^TTTTT status 

Number of childreri — — ■ 

Date of death (?) ■ 

Name Harry Rowley '~~~^ . '^ 

Place of bi rth ' — — 

Number of years or schooling "I TccunaT-n^ 

Residence • .j^^i ..^ i — ^^ ^ — — _ 

M , c — r-TT-: — Marital Status 

Number of children — — — 

:)ate of death (V) 



Number of years of schooling Occu^IFI^ 

^^;^^"^^,-r-..T^, Marital .Sr.r... 

"lumber of children 

)ate of death (y; 

'lame ~~ " ; 

Mace of bi rth 



lumber of years ol schooling Orrnn^TTTT 



Marital Status 



lame 

lace 0/ bi rth ~ — — . 

lumber of years of schooling (jccun^^t.nh" 

;^'''^^"^^__.^ Marital St.f... 

dumber of children 



umber of years of schooling OccMn^TTTyT— 

es I dence — — ^ .7 , ^ 

,.„K„^ c — L M J — Marital Status 

umber of children ' 



ame 

ilace of bi rth ~ ~ ~ — — , 

umber of years or schooling flccuoatiT^^T 

-^''""^^ ,.,^ Marital Sr.r,,. ' 

Limber of children 



ame 

lace of birth ' '~ • . 

n7 "f years of schooling Occ upation 



Marital Status 



"■ber of years of schooling —T^oftTon 



Marital Status 



AX 



Great great I 
-/5 ^grandfather! (my irother'^ mother's mother's Pide) 



^^^'^ Thomas Wellinrrt^v. 



'^ ^"'=-'J. '^ate of deattbitiiiillllOlIilllm '^""'^"' Residence_ 



'''■'"• "' '""'"' England 

'''"<. II I, „l (nilMlh.T l,i' y, 7,7 
')'.i')o ■.( Iiool 




'^•llC- (,f l,i , 111 



vocat iunal 



col Irqc 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
, (after leaving home) 

'"t. Engla nd. ^oates 

Rural ^'treet, ' ]^ . ^7" 

2nd F.ockford. Illinois D ates "(yJ 

3rd_ 

'ith 



Re I i g i on 



/o,itical,.,ue.. c,v,,or^socUr-.,„5s. frat.rnlUes. etc 

y G^at erreat i 
^gran3„K)ther[ (my mother's mother'^ mother's side 

Name Ka r ^aret Kartin (Wellino-t on ) 

'^ ^^-^d, date of death around lyoq •— 



_Dates 
Dates 



_date November 18' 



Place of bi rth 

Education (number of yearsl 

grade school high school 



2nd housewife - n nr^co 
3rd 



Current Residence 
Date of bi rth 



vocat ional 




col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
•'' C?) Dates 



'^e i i q i on 

^°''^'"^"l^^"^^7rTi7rr^77^7T7r clubs, sororities, etc. 



2nd _Rockford, Illinois Datesl^ 
, Dates 



1856 



Ai 



CHIbPREN of C-I3 and D-U (my pre^t gr?ndinother or rry mother's mother's Pide 

sppe^rp telov/)- 
Name Karv^ E. V /ellington 

S!!l!°'"'"'' date November 1. IPSR 
Number of years 01^ schoolmg Occ upation ^- 

^'! '^ ,.,, Marital sTatu. " 

Number of ch i Idren three or fou r " 

Date of death November 9, 189 3 
Name ~ 

Place of bi rth ~~c[a'te 

Number of years of schooling Oc cupation ~^ 

Residence M ari talTtltus — 

Number of chi Idren — • 



Name 

Place of bl rth ' ^jgte 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

^^1!^^"'! L.M Marital S'tatus ' 

Number of chi Idren ■' 



Name 

Place of bi rth jate 

Number of years of schooling Jccupatlort 

Residence M ar I tal Ttatus 

Number of chi Idren ' ■ 

Name 

Place of bi rth ja^g 

Number of years of schooHng ~ Occupation 

Residence Marl tal TTatus " 

Number of chi Idren — — — . 



Name 

P 1 ace of bi rth ^a (.g 

Number of years of schooling OccupItTo^ 

;^"'^^"^^ ,.,, HarltaT Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth ^ja^e 

Number of years of schooling Occupatloh 

Residence Hari taTTTatus 

Number of children ~~" ~" 

Name 

Place of' bi rth ""date 

Number of years of schooling 5'ccup ation 

^^1^^""^% LMJ MarFal Status ~ 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth — ^3^.^ 

Number of years or schooling OccupItT^ 

Residence m=..-1 ^,1 — cT-» 

M I, c — r-r-n Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of birth ^ate 

Resid^n^ce V^^^^ °^ school ing -QccuoaTi^ 
Number of L ll! HJfU ri "arital Status 



^1 



Current Residence 



Great I 

raBfgrandfatherl (iry mother' p :r;other'R side) 

NdiTie Milton C. Rowley 

'f ^iead. date or death ^gy g^^ ^ c.nh ' ~- 

Occijpat ion (5) 



col Ic'ue 



'•^t painter 

2nd 

3rd ____^__ 

^th 



_Dates 

_Dates 

_Dates 

Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) IfTv*^ 
Ist various places in n.t.. ioqi 

hoci^rord, IllTFSrs Too?" 

2nd Kllwaukee. Wismnc^lr. pates fop^ 



3rd_ 
^th 



''e 1 i g i on Conp-rep'atlonali st 

Political parties, c.v.l or soci al" c 1 ubs . fraternities, et. 



_Dates 
Dates 



V\ace of marriage to you^^randmother" 



Grept 
^^grandmother 



"y mother's mother's side) 



date Novem"ber l" ^ 
~ 1S7A 



Name Kary E. (?) Wellincrton rp.,.n.,, ) 
"^ dead, date of death Movember 0. iRoV 



Current Residence 



Place of birth PnplrfnT.^ ti t 1 • / -, \ 

Education (num ber of year;) ""' " ^'^ ""^'^ °f birth November 1. IP^P 

grade school ,1,^ school vocational 



Occupat ion(s) 

'st housewife 

2nd 

3rd 

t^eii 



col lege 



Dates 



_Dates 
Dates 



. PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 1 878- 

Ist various places In Dates 18Q^ 

KocRtord, Illinois ^^ 

2nd r, ^ 
. Dates 



3rd 



<e ' I g '" on Baptist (?) 
'olitical party, civi I or soci 



Dates 



al clubs, sororities, etc, 
^ °^ fi^arriage to you^-^randf athe r 



_Da te November 18 
1878 



ILDRF.N (,i c-"^ and L-6 (my p-r^ndmot her on my mother' r Pide pppepr? below) 
""' ( female) 



.,< r r,r l)i I III w innebgp-Q County, IlllnolP 

(IiIj'T oI yc.ir-, of schoo I i tu) 
inhrr of ch i 1 cJren 



y\.ac July 13, 18P0 



Occupot i on 



Mar i tal Status 



mc (male) 

ace of b! rth Wlnnebftp-Q County, Illlnolp date I-'srch ?, 1 883 

mbe r of years of schooling Occupation 

sidence Mar i ta 1 Status 

mber of ch i Idren 



me Elizabeth (Eesple) Fsy Rowley (Malone) 

ace of birth 606 "^th _^ve'» Fockford, Illinois"" date January 18, 138' 

S^ccupat ion 



mber of years of schooling 

s i dence 

mber of ch i 1 dren 



ate of death October J 
ime 



196; 



ace of b i rth 

mber of years of schooling 

si dence 



mber of ch i 1 dren 



ime 

ace of hi rth 

imber of years of schooling 

;s i den ce 

imber of chi 1 dren 



ace of bi rth 

imber of years of schooling 

:s i den ce 

imber of chi Tdren 



ace of b i rth 

imber of years of school i ng 

!5i dence 

imber of ch i 1 dren 



ace of b i rth 

imber of years of schooling 

!S i dence 



imber of ch i 1 dren 



ime 

lace of b i rth 



jmbe r of years of school i ng 
ss i dence 



Jmbe r of ch i 1 dren 



Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 

Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 
Marital Status 



date 



Occupat ibn 

Marital Status 



date 



Occupat i on 
Marl tal Status 



date 



Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



lace of birth 

imber of years of schooling 

!S i dence 



umber of chi Idren 



date 



Occupat ion 



Mar i ta 1 Status 







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.d n.'flrrled ftPiBies ."^re 



, tcrr. in Fnlun, '~v.'ecien August 19, 
nd fopbl^ hnd the follovlnp three .; 
^ten, born Cctoter 2A, 1874 In ^.to:- 
"srl CfVnr, torn 



tr 



of pe\;enteen, Frederick Helleten ^ 
' "^ to corre tc ^rprlc. Vroi:. 
sailed to Liverpool, Enplend r 

~rV on Februsrv 1 



LP^<3^ 37; 



5:^ 



m^ 



Jh 



■■en chilcrfc'n. ^1 . n tern in 

': , JchPn Cl^^sGo torn In 
1 Cl^pon born In 1S?5, .Anns Len.'^ . 
-iv^ LoviP'-- born in 1?^c. 

be v.'onderlnp v/hy the rr re c 



= lei in 

■ ;;L: i: tinr nnd they had oij^i^t c\ixi 
"eeric^. The elp-ht children bcrn in ri-.-erj 

■n i860, dlfd in 1??:=. 
■".c I-ouir.c Llndesberr 

V bcrn in ' • ed in 1867, Vi_tor Jul! 



eturne 



:' Its the t tLe- 
railr. -':3 bac' 

■1 r, /c' . c^-e three dpjp lut 

trooc news of f 1 r 
:.y n.?-les pv.-ny. ""c the f'v.ily a,oved tc 
c children where tcrr; Huldp on f:e-- 



r t.jil: 



ided by the c 

In /'prll of lyOi fi nev. 
^ to receive one hundred dollar' 
rll 1 to Lecember ;1) from the loCr'i ^■ 
:td seventy-five dollfirs froir. the Illinc? 
: erter-Fhip duer. for 190t v.-er 
enty eentp 

' listen 
cburct! ^^ftcr 

■>■ centr- 

■ord at" wcGc fc 



Hon 



tcx a.e;;,' 



. ." t, o n 



"enters, socV?, mltter^, ^^nc h?t: 

e 

clctris:, incluc-l;:: ti:Gi] c ■. 
Je r-PF rup? on ? ': ' 

■ noer he 



-djfrou 



Bch'3 



school In ]GC'"'ci-c. ^i^vclvr v.;:fi.S' 
icier, JL^rrled '^•ecrrf r:clscn. Thf 
'v 2"^!, ' jelncre helsten c" 

pt '.Ico . until ' 

with hlf b: r- 



IrteO 

..ri:..-" t icn vas nv llntlc c: 

- the first renber of he 

I-rvio w?i.« f 'er, ITS' 

to buy " '■'P, 11' 

ludlrip :- f/-'^ture '.••.! cb ccPt 



J c i 1 r r 



only d-'^u*-'- 



- T ^ ^ - .^ 



;nr: ciec: on Cctott:-r 10, M'it at, f 
hJs lefr SffiputPted °fter rs tr^^ir 
'-ortl?3nd, Illinois. He wrp bur' 
:ld te fcuDd en ''nn l;slor 



■p. ■"Lie tc live confortfitly for ^1 
' chilciren: Mwerd Joseoh }■. 



Al 



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HESS. FIICHAEL GARY, 1956- 



|v<;k TYIM:: I'LKASK I'I.ACF, TUHSK SIIKKTS at the front of TllK S I', N U COI'Y OF YOUR 
ii.Y HISTORY. 

r CDiUrlbutor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

Sr) that your family history can he ma do more use fill to historians and 
■ rs s t ml Y i •'!>', American fanillles, we are isklnj; you to fill out the icirms 

'I'll i H will take you only a lew minutes, and will be easily made over 
} an Index which will permit .irchive users ready access to Just Lhosc 
Js of family histories needed. 




Y our n a m v /^/^\7-p^L^.— ^/C^S. 
O.ite of form A'^^^ / / /' ^r7c^ 



1^- 



Y o u r coll e k e : R o >■ k Valley C o 1 I e ;; c 
R o c k f o r d , I 1 1 i n o 1 s 



Office Use Code 

(in // _.) 

( I I> '' ... _ > 



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



Before 1750 
"1850- 1900 



1750-1800 1800-1850 

19 or Inter 



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



N . .1 



N e w F n j; i a n d ( Ma s s . , C o n n . , K . I . ) . Jy__.M i d d 1 e A t L a n t i c ( K . Y . , I' e n n a . 

vTrr South A tl an t ic (Ca . . Fla . ,N .C . ,S .(; . ) Fast South C i- n I r a 1 

(ha. .Miss. , A 1 a . , T e n n , K y . ) _J. __Wcj s t South C e n t r a I ( A r k . , N . M . , T e ;■: . , O k . ) 

I'ast North C e n t r a 1 CHi ch . , Oh i o , I n d . ) I' a c i i i c ( C a 1 . , Wa s h . ) 

'~^~(\\nw:il I ,A\:if^k;i) Jv ( 111., Wise.,) 

I'lease check all occupational categories in whiih members o I your 
family whom yo'u"liave discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

Shopkeeping or small business 

Manufacturing 

Other 



/■ a r 111 i n g M i n i n g 

VJ'T a n s p o r t a t i o n \ X^y, Business 
j^'rof essions /^Industrial I,abor_ 



Please check a 1J_ religious groups to which members of your f.imily whom 

you have discussed in this paper have belonged. 

/ / 

V/ p 1- r. o >i \j r o r i n n Method i s t 



V/ Roman Catholic Jewish 



Baptist Episcopalian C 

Quaker Mormon Other Protestant 



Presbyterian >ie t h o d i s t 

o n g r e g a t i o n a 1 \/ L u t h e r .i n 
t hi e r ( 11 a m e ) 



V.'hat ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 



i;a r, t e I" n lUi r 



Sv/edlsh Other Scandinavian _ 

Blacks Indians Mexicans 

'.Jews Central Europeans Italians 

"irlr.h British ^_y^Native Americans over several generation: 

East Asia n 



(;erman _French 

Puerto Ricans 

S lavs 



Other (Name) 



What'' sources did you use In compiling your family history' 



Interviews with other 
family members 
Vital R e c o r d s 
PhotocraDhs Maps 



Faml ly Bib les 

La?id Records 

Other 



F a m 1 1 y C e n e a I o g i e s 
The U.S. Census 



FAMILY DATA ^ 

A. Grandf ather (your father' s side ) . ^^ ^ 

N a me BVM^ Ed&eN^ H^S C urrent Residen ce ^A%t PeuTlA OT; Bm^n 

Date of birthJjyLY_5^^_L^|C Place of birth CjEUVBPiVliLS' kOAO 

Date of death «» — — P_lace of burial ■. — 

Kducatlon(nuinbcr of years); /^ 

grade school high scliool^_ vocational College 

Occupation(s) .«-./«..^-.« PLACE OF RKSIDENCK 

&l^$t^|^f4$W -SSilJ^^ (--'ft^- leaving ho.e) 
1 s t jCL^^iE^Z'^&fr.rSfi^ D a t e sj^^^^ll s t__BXS£>_W__ ^ a t e s /^'- fiPfST^^, 

2nd T f^OCKl D (^t(/^g, nates fq3.q-f^3 3 2nd Dates . 

3rd CCC Dates 1^"^^ 3rd Dates 



4th ^etr -g'AlfitO^^Dates {^^j^" PRgT^Vyh Dates 

R e 11 g 1 o n Jt0jyi/^_C4_TM)UC 

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

PgPfjeifCAtv/ . , ^__^ " ' 7 ' 

Place ol Marriage to your grandmother Sl^OfT date N^OS^B^^ *■», 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or 'Jn<l(d^?^7' 
relative give that data on the back of this pag, e. (A-1) » 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name t,e.na. ClCct('(X Dy<gr Current Res idunc e^g^SX; PbygT/f Sl7 ^ SK^f*^ 

Date of birth p(=^^UM¥_i^jJ1t^'l^''^-^^ of l^ i ^ t li __ Q £lA/£?^ .. feOAO 

Date of death ■ * ■■ Place of burial ■ ■ 

I'^ducation (number of years): |. 

grade school g high school vocational 

college 



Occupation (s) PLACE OF RKSIDI'.NCE 

1 s t DDMggnC D a t e s j(3AiH53 S_.l s t /gykoN^ ^^7' a t c: s '^514 ^Pfi^^ 

2nd Dates 2nd Da tes j 

i 

I 

3rd Dates __.3rd Da tes ; 

i 
4 th Dates 4 th Da tes 

Religion 



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



Place ol marriag.e to your "gr-'iidTa t h e r_^^^^0_/V/ da t e/\jfOi/,„ H"^ .W3>{ 

NOTE: If your f a t li c r was raised ' i o aj;e IH) by a s t e pnio t li c r cj r 
another relative I'.ivr Uial data on I li e back of l li 1 s pa/.e 
(A-2) . 



Grnndfatlier (your mother's side) /, 

N .1 "1 o J)4{llO LEOfVA ^ ^f^t^C OfO Current Residence Stt^HTOfO. Wl^COf^SjN 

Dote of birth _J5A/gla^[iO«L_ Place of b i r t h jrf^lA^/>J'/_ P^Z/l/S'/t (/"AfVi^ _ 

Date of death ■■ - Place of burial " 

Education (number of years): 

grade school p high school ^ vocational college 



Oct iipa t ion(s ) PLACi: OF RESIDKNC1-: 

1st AUCKifif^r Dates l^Q-(<|<{C>lst fiOC^tTO^'''' D a t e s " / <?^i?- / W g 

2 nd POaet/jASJ D a t e s B'lkZlR^ 2 n d STb UQ-tiT O^f D a t e s _^L<^A^^ &t£$:i3ir 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

Ath Dates 4th Dates_ 

R e 1 i ,; i o n p^€S^yT^tAAJ 

P I) 1 1 t i c a ] parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, e I c . ,, 

il^puaLicA(\J :! 

Place of marriage to your gr andmo th e rj^6 CKiFO/t^D jJZIf*^'^'' <• >•■ A^4V' /6 . -/.^5? ^. _ i 

NO Tl'. : If your mother was raised by a stepfatlier or another rcl.ilivc ( i o : 

age 18) give that data on the back of tliis pagt! (d-l) •', 

) 

Grnr. eliiio t h er (your mother's side) \ 

Name ((UXlj fAAfjA^ElLf COlUCm^urrent Kosi denceS7dV&tiWf^fh/(%0'^Uh ^ 

Date of birth /VQl/gTHgfjl <\ j \^ 00 Place of h±r thCA^^SWrB^Sl/ULCf^liiAoU ^ 

Date of death — Place of burial 

Education(numberofyears) 

grade schoo 1 g h igh s choo 1 voca t iona 1 co liege 

Occupation(s) • PhACK OF R i:.S I U I. NC !■: 

(alter 1 e a v 1 ii g h Dine ) 
1st Dates 1 « t _ J^O C^FO^O ^. l'^' ' i' ^^ ^50~ ^*?fct 

2nd Dates 2 n d ^fSU^^RT^/W "•"'■^' /f^^*'/'^^ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dales 

4th Dates A th Da t es_ 

Religion HzesBYTevj A^ 

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



Place of marriage ti) your gr a n<l f a t he r_^7C<^JC^i^-P^£^- "•' I '•/*Wy C<y /<?Aif 

NOT!': If your mother was raised by a stepmotlier or another relative 'to 

•k' . "H^ g^ve thRt d*ta on the back of this pa);e (I)-:') 



6 

LDRJiN of f & B (or A-2 or B-2) - yoi.r father's nnme should nppe.-,r below 

Name ^Mt^eT/tAJ tJC SS 

Place of hirth^_^lC£OJU. ^^^^AMJC_oLOjI\3C 

Number of years of school inj;^ / 3 U c c u pT, l1 o n .fi/S Af7C^/«:a 

ResidenceO.££S:Qjg XA-M-'rital ^ t a t us_|Vj4~^|£j(^_ -'M_^-CEI__ .rjc^ 

Number of cliiJdreii J^ Death i 



I- 1 a c e of h 1 r t\x _^r/j3'0AJ __ _ d a t ^AH^USTUa 19^^ 

Number ot ^ ^^ j,^ . " ^^ --4; ^j " ' i " >> __J^<3^ Oc c u pn t i o ,r^C/t^ Jj^^t^-J^ 

Re s 1 d e n c e £r f ^Q /Uy X /. _Ma r i t a 1 Star u s _ J^ / fc^Oj^ <.gr;^ 

Nuiiihrr of children^ J Deatli " 



N,i nie 

Place of birth ~~ date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Reside n c e ,M a r j t a 1 Status ' 

Number of children Death ~ 

Na me 



Place of birth d.ilc 

N u mb e r of years o 1 s c h o o 1 i n g ()~cTq)7riT(iTr 

Residence Mari taT'"^t.it us ^ 

Number of children_ death 

Name 

P lace of b i r t h d a t e 

Number of years of school inj',_ _ c cTi iTTTm o n 

Residence M.trital Status _ 

Number o{ children Death 

N a m e 



Place of b i r t h date 

Number of years of schooling ____________ Occupation 

Residence Mari tal S ta t u s 

Numbe r o f ch i 1 d ren death 



N a m e 

Place of b i r t h d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occup~tion 

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

Number of children death 



Name_ 

Place of birth^ _date 

Number of years of schooling Occ upa t ion 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Nund^er of children death 



N a me 

Place of b I r 1 1^ ~ 'da t e 

Number of years of school in); ()c(Mp.ili()n 

Resilience Marital Status 

Number of children death 

Nami- 



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1. Evan Eugene Hess 

2. Lena Cecelia Hess 

3. David Leonard Johnson 

4. Ruth Ivlarabelle Johxison 

5. Gary Evqn Hess 
5. Dianna Lee Hess 
7. Kichael Gary Hess 



Paternal Grandfather 

Evan Eugene Hess was born on a farm on Centerville 
Road on July 28, 1915. He was the youngest of 9 children, 
five brothers and three sisters. Ky grandfather went 
to school in Byron all his life, and his education went 
through high school. This is surprising because almost 
nobody finished high school. He is pretty proud of it. 

V/hen my grandfather, was eight years old, his mother 
died. His sifters took over most of the housework and life 
went on but five years later his father died. At thirt;.en 
it was a big responsibility to be thrust upon him. After 
this be moved in with two sisters and lived with them until 
he began high school. 

Grandpa worked his way through high school in the fir;it 
four years of the depression. He lived in the Black-Hawk 
motel in Byron and room and board cost him 31.50 a week. 

The iTiOst money my grandfather made was 31.50 a day 
v/orking for a well driller. He also drove a truck for his 
brother. In the siimmer of 1933 he worked for the C.C.C. 
This was the first sujrimer after he graduated from high 
school. 

High school wasn't the easiest thing to be doing during 
those four years. He played football for one year but he v.as 
too poor to enjoy frivolities like that. The subjects 
he studied were very ba^ic: Algebra, Tyiing, Histor.y, 
Science, Agriculture, etc. I asked my grandpa what it was 
like to be poor and he said, "To us and 8 million others, 
it was normal." 



Paternal Grandmother 

Lena Ceclia Dyer was born on a farm on River Road near 
Byron on February 28, 1915. Her family v/as very large^r-.w^ 
Both of her j)arents were widowers. Her father had five 
children and her mother had six children from previous 
marriages. They then met and married and had four more 
children of which my grandma was the second. Grandma 
lived on the farm unti.' she v/as seventeen. They lived very 
frugally because 'it was a necessity. 

Everybody did their chores religiously. Grandma's 
education v.'as through the eigth grade and then she had to 
go to vvorlr. She worked from 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 
as a domestic for S2.50 a week. She bought or made all her 
own clothing and the rest of her money went in the family 
till. The work was hard but to her it seemed rewarding. 
Grandma loved her big brothers and they treated her as the 
little baby of the family. She said she was so happy and 
lucky because all six of her brothers in V."iV I came back 
alive. Not all people were so fortunate. 



Together 

Grandma and Grandpa met in 1932 and started going 
t"Ogether. During this period grandma lost her mother and 
her father became very sick. Her and grandpa really had 
nobody (parents) and on Novemb:.r 4, 1934, they married. 
V.'hile they were first married Grandma's father lived with 
them but he moved out several months afterward. 

From 1933 to 1946 my grandfather worked in a small 
machine shop and drove a truck for his brother Jack. On 
April 20, 1936 my father was born and they became a family. 
Religion was very big in my Grcndparents ' life. They are 
both converts in the Roman Catholic church and as they said 
to me, "God was doing it for you, not you doing it for 
yourself." The rise of Hitler had a large audience during 
the early years of my grandparents ' s marriage. They said 
they read about it and 'were not certain of how they felt 
all the way up to when war was declared. V/V/II v/as a ver5^ 
busy time. They had their Victory gardens and Grandpa 
was a defense worker. Dad was just starting school and the 
most shocking events of this century happened. The depression 
and post-depression were hard and lean years. After the 
war was over my Grandparents started a new life. 

In 1946 my Grandpa aijuired a beer distributing com; any 
from Miller Beer. He called it Byron Distributing Company. 
Everyone in the family worked for it except my Uncie Jack 
(Randy Jack Hess) who was born on August 6, 1944. I'^y 
Grandpa drove the trucks and my dad rode shotgun. I.'y Grandma 
worked in the office. The bi^siness became very lucrative 
for my Grandparents. They averaged about $10,000 profit 
a year up xxntil I960 when they sold the business for an 
"undisclosed" amount. In 1952 Grandpa bought Lake Louise 
in Byron and developed it into one of the few real nice 
lakes for recreation around. I think my Dad's description 
of his life at Lake Louise shows the families life the best 
at that time. "The people from Byron were very fortunate in 
having this available so close to home. Life was very good, 



and we all had a very healthy environment to grov/ up in." 
My Grandparents moved from house to house to improve "their 
living conditions." You can see. my Grandparents social 
mobility as their material possessions increased. In 1937 
they bought their first radio, but they didn't have a car 
until 1946 when they bought a new Plymouth for 31246. 
My Grandfather rem.embers his cars well and here they are: 
1950 Buick - S2600, 1954 Olds - S3400, I960 Pontiac Wogon - 
$p3700. 1965 Buick - ?..';200, 1973 Thunderbird - S7000. Dtiring 
all this time my Grandfather had his own piclvup truck 
to drive. Now he has a 1974 El Camino. 

The entertainment that the family enjoyed was diverse, 
rural, and fun. They went to street dances, carnivals, 
picnics, car tours on Sundays and listened to the radio a 
lot. In 1950 they bought their first T.V. The only vacation 
my father's family went on together was to the Black Hills 
in 1952. An important fact to rcinember is that Dad and 
Uncle Jack were eight year? apart. 

Ky Grandparents always made their decisions in agree- 
ment Vv'ith each other. They loved to work and they "never 
did anything they didn't like." Both of them disciplined 
their children but if one said or did anything the other did 
not interfere. They never tolerated outside interference in 
their family. 

In 1955 my father got married but Uncle Jack was still 
only 11. Life continued on pretty much the same up until 
i960. ?*;y Grandfather then sold Lake Louise and the Beer 
Distributing Company. V/ith his savings and sales profits 
he started up Hess Cartage Co. that is based in Beloit. 
He built the Byron Post Office which the government leases 
from him, a warehouse that Quality I.'etal leases, 6 apart- 
ments, 2 buildings that Kysor of Byron leases, and the 
Township Highway garage that Byron leases from him. In 
1966, Grandpa v/as elected Kayor of Byron. He served one 
term of four years. Since then he has been semi-retired, 
keeping. a look over his possessions and working on his 



hobby which is restoring antiqiies. He owns a 1917 Model T, 
a 1929 Model A, 1926 Buick ITouring Car, a 1936 Oldsmobile, 
and a demolished 1929 Ford that he is just starting on. I 
don't think I have to say how much these caSf;s are worth. 

My Grandparents story has defintely been one of success 
but they are still humble and say a lot of prayers. I have the 
greatest amoujit of respect and love for them. 

The Sensational Events 

1. Death of FDR 

2. Pearl Harbour 

3. Atomic Bomb 

4. Lindbergh's Flight 

5. Kidnapping of Lindbergh's son 

6. Graf Zeppelin Came Across Atlantic 

7 . Hi2idenburg 

8. First Talkie Movie: The Ten Commandments 

9. Model A Ford 

10. The Bank Holiday 

11. Polio Epidemics 



Maternal Grandfather 

David Leonard Johnson was born in Irwin, Pennsylvania 
on June 21, 1904. He was the fon of a coal miner who came to 
Rockford in 1912 to work as a millright. He was the 4th child, 
and had 3 brothers and 2 sisters. They lived in a six room 
house on Summit Street. Life was pretty hard. Grandpa went 
to school throUi!j;h the ninth grade and when he turn-d 15 
he went to work for Injersol P/Iilling Company as a machinest. 
?Iis wages were 200 an hour. When he was a child, the kids 
played all kinds of games but thoy never v/ore shoes diiring the 
summer. He never fails to remind me of this. 



Maternal Grandmother 

Ruth Karabelle Gullickson was born in Cajientersville , 
Illinois on November 9, 1900. She was the yo-un^est in a 
family of eight. The family moved to Stoughton, 7/isconsin 
soon after she was born. She remarked how nice a chi'ldlife 
she had because she got spoiled by hor brothers and sisters. 
She went to school through the 8th grade and then helped out 
at home. She was the first girl on the whole block who got 
a doll with real eyelashes, and she was the only one with 
roller skates with ball bearings. Those two things at least 
made life happy. She never went hungry like many other 
children , even though the family didn't have as much as one 
might think. 



Together 

Grandma and Grandpa met at a Christmas party in 1925 and 
were married on MA'y iC , ''V-a.'-' . They were "hope- 
lessly in love." They moved into a house at 517 Prairie Stand. 
Grandma's mother lived with the family from the tinie of the 
marriage lojitil her death in 1935. Grandpa made adequate 
wages until the depression and then afterwards. On the average 
it was about 500 an hour, and only made S2.75 an^^ hour as a 
foreman when he retired in 1966. 

A factory worker didn't make much during the depression, 
and as a matter of fact, Grandpa got just enough work to pay 
the rent. They wei^e siipplimentcd by a welfare check of :',:11,20 
a week. Grandma has never been employed in her life and I 
don't think Grandpa would have ever let her. There were four 
children in the family; llerle, born in l"l9 from a previous 
marriage . of my Grandma's, Pat in 192^, Roger in 1934, and n^y 
mother, Dianna, in 1936. During the depression, Grandmn 
would buy one lb. of butter a week for bread and after that 
they v/ould eat grape jelly until the following Monday. To 
thc.'^day neither of my grandparents can stomach grape jelly. 

All four children v/ere baptized at Trinity Lutheran Chnrch 
but the family itself has been Presbyterian for a long tin:e. 
Grandma and Gi'andpa both took an active part in religion and 
were both Sunday school teachers. 

Grandma hanJled all of the money in the family and she 
alv/ays managed to hove a little bit stashed away for a rainy 
day. E;>th grandparents handled discipline but the kids 
"v/ould always ask Grandma because she v/ould say yes the most." 
Although Grandzaa and Grandpa v/ere both very religious they 
never hid anything from the kids and always were completely 
honest about what thc-y were asked. 

Grandma and Grandpa bought their first radio, a Philco, 
in 1934 from a little shop on 5th avenue. They still have it. 
They bought their first T.V. in 1954 after my Mom went to 
college. Grandpa bought his first car, a Dodge Touring Cor, 
in 1925 for $1295. Since then they've had a 1935 Nash, 1946 
LaSalle, 1950 "screwball Ford" with an Olds engine in it, a 



1955 Dodge, 1960 Studebaker, 1965 Chevrolet, 1968 Rambler, 
and lastly a 1972 Ventura, 

Grandma and Grandpa v/ere alv/a5''s fans of outside recreation 
for entertainment. They loved to fish, go to Sinissippi 
Park for picnics, ice skate, and hunt (not grandma for the 
latter). In 194 6 they bought land up on Lake Kegonsa by 
Stoughton, Wisconsin. They proceeded to build a cottage 
there and later, a hom.e for retirement v/hero they reside now. 
When I asked them what they've thought of their life, they 
said, "We've lived a full life for 4 8 years. V/e've had four 
healthy, good children and we are still in love." 

The Sensational Events 

1. Pearl Harbour 

2. Depression "Everyone was in the same boat." 

3 . VWI 

4. Lindbergh's flight 

5. When they burned a streetcar at N 2nd St. and East 
State St. at tiie end of V/WIl 

6. Everyone in the shop walked off the job for 3 days when 
Japan surrendered. 



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Mother 

Diane Johnson was 'bDrn of a factory worker shortly after 
the end of the depression. Her childhood was spent in a 
middle-class neighborhood amongst people who were of varying 
religious beliefs, hut the same middle class mores. Children 
of her generation were expected to be "seen and not heard", 
however as the youngest child of four, she was probably the 
most precocious and least inhibited (other than tlie fact that 
"sex" v/as still a very dirty word). 

A normal day in her life as a child consisted of getting 
up and having a breakfast of cereal. She liked cold cereal 
but her mom always felt they should hav? hot cereal on a cold 
day. Then she'd walk to school in her blouse with undershirt 
under it (with sleevesi), skirt, and boots on rainy days, leg- 
gings in the winter, (and half of the spring) and a heavy coat. 
She always vjore a hat or scarf, and skirts of dresses to school, 
No girl v/ore slacks to school; it wasn't lady like. Until 
she was in 6th grade, she had her hair done in banana (fin,;:er) 
curls. 7/hen she was in 6th grade she'd get tv/o blocks up the 
street and com.b them out. At noontime she'd walk home for 
lunch, usually soup and sandwiches, and then back to school. 
In the afternoon she'd walk home, change clothes and go out 
to play. Dinner was at 6:00 p.m. every night fV''''can remember. 
It was a family occasion; rarely was anyone who lived at home 
not there for dinner. "Dad always listened to 'The Lone 
Ranger' from 6:00 to 6:15 and we weren't supposed to talk 
during that radio program." After it was over, dinner was 
the conversation time. On weekends during the winter the 
family would clean house on Saturday and go to church on Sunday, 
They went every Sunday unless someone was near death. My mom 
got a pin one time for going every single Sunday for 4 solid 
years. 

When she was eleven or tv/elve, the family built a cottage 
at Lake Kegonsa'in '.Visconsin. The whole family v/ould drive 
up to the lake on Friday night with a load of cement blocks 
in the trunk of the car to build the footing for the cottage. 
They would sleep in a tent, cook oui^oide, get water from the 



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people next door imtil-i-U-- well was dug, clean the pans with 
the sand that Grandpa was usiiig for the cement. Vv'hen the 
footing v/as in, the cottage was put up, (with three of the 
classrooms from an army camp, made into an L-shape ) . They 
use'd Kerosene lamps for light and a 2 burner gas stove to 
cook. They had a pot belly stove for a long time for warmth 
on cold nights. After the cottage was built, all their week- 
ends during the late Spring, Summer and early fall v/ere spent 
there. To this day that cottage is a haven to her and where 
she wants to be in any time of turmoil. R"y mother's oldest 
sister was married when my mom was only 4 or 5 and all she 
can remember is how tall and handsome her new brother-in-law 
was. He is handsome but he's only about 5 '5" tall. Ky mother 
with the rest of the family moved from the house they lived 
in when she was 9 or 10 to another house across the street 
and -g block north. It was this home that she lived in xontil 
she was married. Her older sister was married at tneir church 
when my mom was about 12 or 13. She v/as her Junior Brides- 
maid. It was a big event in her life to be in a long dress 
and in a wedding. Grandma made all of their dresses for the 
wedding and mora said she feJt so grov/n up and beautiful. 

My mom and her sisters and brother used to play a lot of 
games outside when they were kids - games like 60 and pom pom 
pole-av/ay. They had a fantastic garage for Pom-];om pole-away. 
-She played jacks and dolls with her sisters v/hen they were 
small, and the other games when they were older. They lived 
near a cemetary where they'.d ski with barrel slats dov.n the 
hills made by tombs during the winter and drown groimd squir- 
rels and play hide and go seek behind the tombs during the sum- 
mertime . 

During her early 'teen year^5 two of my mother's friends and 
she used to go to church together. Tr;is was no easy venture 
since she was Presbyterian, one of her friends was Catholic, and 
the other was Jewish. They'd go to Synagogi^&n Saturday night, 
Sunday school and Mass on Sunday. My mother has often thought 
since then that ^is^ might have been the first ecurae^/ical 
couricil. They all ben>CL"itted from these experiences though 



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in that all of them learned that good people come not from 
what one calls himself, but hov; one lives his life. 

The three most memorable events of my mom's life were 
^^ Confirmation, the end of V/orld War II, and the realization 
of the impact of the Atomic Bomb on the world. She thinks most 
of «© those v/ho _v/ere young and impressionable at that time 
really believed that they'd never live to have kids of their 
own, and if they did, they wouldn't live to see them grov/n up. 



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Father 

Gary E. Hess was born on April 20, 1936 in Byron, 

Illinois. His esSfi^i childhood days were spent in Byron. 

During these fi&SS^ days the most iniportant event or happening 

that seemed to control his life from day to day was World 

V/ar II. It control/ed just about every emotion that was visable 

to him as a child in an accordance with his lifestyle with 

his parents. My father remembers the good-bye's and then the 

waiting that thev had, to hear from tn ' effi ' again, just to find '," ' 

r'-'->'n.- 
out what branch of service they were in and v/here they were 

going. At that time people were very hurridly trained and 

then shipped overseas. It seemed that people just feared 

to go to the Post Office to get the mail, not knowing what 

they might find. As a young boy the I.Cilitary was a different 

way than it was to his parents. The Military was his hero 

and shining light. But to his parents it meant very many 

sacr^ifices and a lot of hard work. 

As the V/ar progressed and my dad's oarents would tel]- 
him the current happenings, he developed fears of anybody 
that v.'as connected to the V/ar. But he also had good times. 
"I was v.ry fortunate that my father was home; but my two aunts 
lived with us, so vie were still very close to the war." His 
uncle, Jack Hess, owned a truckline and T^ his father worked 
for him. V/hen my father was not with one he was with the 
other. 

Kindergarten was available and they all attended. It 
vvras held in a private home and taught by a very wonderful 
lady whose name v/as Mrs. Mulford. She was my dad's first 
coach, and gave hi!;, his first t^ste of competition. Right at 
the start of his first grade in. school the v/ar ended. He 
said he would never forget it as long as he lives. "I can 
never remember seeing so many people acting in the way that 
v;e all did all the vn-j from us younger people to the aged. 
Such a sight. My ov/n quiet little-framed mother could have 
m,oved buildings. Everybody had such a great pressure relieved 
from them, that at no other time could it be matched.** 



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With the end of the war all of their lives changed. 
People were very happy and carefree again. My dad was finally 
a big brother when my uncle Jack was born in August of 194^. 
This did bring some sorrow in that Grandna v/as very ill. Dad 
lived v/ith an aunt and uncle, Ruth and Ralph Alden. At this 
time he felt quite close to his mother and he lost her for 
a period of about a year. He lived in a new neighborhood 
and had new playmates. He really did not enjoy this area and 
could not really feel as if he was a part of the group. But 
as time passed and his mother got better and came hone, every- 
thing took care of itself once more. The time finally came 
when all of them were under one roof ^4 */r-/iV, 

A nev/ home, a nev/ brother, and fifth grade all arrived ("^' >• 
at the same time. In 1946, two very important events came 
into his life. The first was to play a pretty im-portant in- 
fluence on his life structure. This was athletic cOiTpetitior. . 
The second was when Grandpa went into business. Athletics took 
over Dad's life. To begin with, school was a happy timie. 
He had good teachers whom he liked for the two years that he 
had them. In fifth grade, he vvas able to compete in an athletic 
program. This was divided betv.'een heavy-weight and light- .'. ■'•..,, 
weight. This competition included baseball (softball), 
basketball, and track. Dad was forti^nate to be in all. Base- 
ball was played in his fall program, basketball • in the winter 
and track in the spring. He really enjoyed the challenge 
of them all. His v/hole lifestyle was arranged around sports. 
Track was the sport that gave him. the little confidence that 
showed him what he hin:self could obtain by his own ability. 
Those ribbons that were given to him were earned by hard work 
and ability. When Dad's summer vacation came at the end of 
fifth grade, he found he had his first job. This job was 
working for Grandpa on his new business. He became a beer 
distiller and Dad's big contribution was being his hired helper. 
They had very good titr.es working together. Dad learned to 
respect his father very niuch during this time. Grandpa cam.e 
to Dad and told him that he had two choices. The first was 



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that he could make 3.00 a wivek wages or 15.00 and put 12.00 
in the bank. Needless to say, as Dad v/as an economics major 
in fifth grade, he took the latter. In tho first year of this 
arrangement, the family suffered a great loss. Uncle Jack 
Hess passed away. This man was a very important person to 
many people. Dad saw his father cry for the first time when 
«is» all v;ere aware of what had happened. He was a giant amoung 
many people who had the fortune to know him. '.Vhen Uncle Jack 
passed away, Dad haa a Itirge responsibility put on his shoulders 
•^He was given the task ^Sf'-i^'handling the business. Although he 
i\eif- was too yoiing to drive, he still knew the operation. "I guess 
I cannot explain the feeling of accomplishment I felt in 
doing this for my father. V\'e had many different obstacles to 
hurdle during these growing up years, but every time I con- 
quered, I gained knov/ledge that was to help m.e in the f utiire . " 

In these gradeschool years, sports became increasingly 
imiportant to my dad. V/ith this he learned that grades were 
also important. No grades, no sports. Summers v-zere still 
spent v/ith Grandpa at Lake Louise. They all enjoyed the 
lake and spent all of their extra time there. Life v/as vtry 

I good, and they all had a healthy environment to grow up in. 

V/ith gradeschool ending and high school approaching, Dad's 
sum^mer vacation prior to entering high school had another im- 
portant situation come upon him. He was asked to play on the 

I men's softball team in Byron. This was to him quite an honor. 
They played in a league that included some of the very best 

; Softball teams in the area. Dad felt that he could never 

I' come close to equalling this. 



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Together 

My mother and father met in 1952 at my father's cousin's 
house. They started going out in the summer of 1954 and 
married on February 25, 1955. Both of them were from working 
famili s. 

After they were married they moved into an apartment on 
Logan Street here in Rockford. It had 3 rooms, 1 bedroom, and 
a "dinky" kitchen that v/as so small two people couldn't be 
in it at the same time. It cost them ''450 a month. 

After about a year tiicy moved to Byron, Illinois to a 
two-bedroom house because I was on the way. On October 3j 1956 
I was born. This house had a living room., den, huge kitchen, 
and a family of eight cats. This house was rented for G60 
a month and it was only a block away from where my grandparents 
lived. Our family lived there until 1959 when our present 
home was built. 

When my parents got married, my mother v/as working as . 
a file clerk in Ingersol]. My dad was v/orking as a dockhand 
for Hi-Way Motor Service. He only worked there for three 
months before he quit and went to work for my grandfather Hess. 
He made about $100 a week working at the Hi-Way and only 
about $75 a week from my grandfather. He thought he might 
be in line to inherit the business but it was not to be. Just 
before my grandfather sold his business. Dad v/ent back to 
work for Hi-V/ay. This time ho was driving a truck because he 
had turned 21. Now he was making $125 to S150 a week. My 
father was always pretty high on the Teamster union, that is 
until he bought his ov/n business. 

Miy mother said it always seemed like we were poor, but in 
actuality we were middle-class. The income from my father's 
check was all we had because mom quit working after she -'me. 
We moved into our new homiO at 1106 Ramona Terrace in North 
Park in early 1959. 

My mother's daily routine was- pretty m.uch the same while 
she was married. "Got up, clrjnk coffee, get h.msekeeping done, 
fix dinner, and go to bed. On May 25, 1959, my sister Ke;Lly 



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Ularie was born, and on April 19, 1963, my youngest sister 
Sheri Anne was born. 

Religion didn't play a great part in our life. It was too 
conflictive because rnom was Presbyterian and Dad was Roman 
Catholic. Before they could marry, T/'om had to sign papers 
saying that the children would be raised in the Roman Catholic 
Church. She is still bitter about this. 

Kost decisions in oi;r family were made jointly except 
that mom made all the decisions on finances and money. Iv-om- 
did all the disciplining of us also. When v/e needed a spank- ' 
ing we got it but as we grev; older we found it was worse to 
get "our wings clipped." No outside interference was allowed 
in family affairs. 

My parents got their first television right after they 
were married. It was a blaclc and White Zenith. They had a 
1948 Ford as their first car that dad had befon^ they were 
married. After marriage they had quite a fev/ cars. r.ly dad 
always h'A i an old bomb that he drove to work and my mother 
used the family car. Our family cars have been a 1956 Ford, 
1965 Ford LTD, and our present car, a 1972 Ford LTD. 

Since 1959 we have lived in a suburban neighborhood. 
Most of our neighbot's have lived here as. long as we have and 
v/ere the same age as m^y parents. There were zillions of kids 
and when Iv'om. would yell for me to coTny^home , three kids would 
yell "comingi" V/e are only three blocks from a grade school, 
high school, and middle school. It was a convenient location. 

V/hen we were little kids my mom woi:ld take us out to 
breakfast at the park.^x ':'7;e ' d have those little boxes of cereal 
and juice. V/e ' d go to the lake (Lake Kegonsa) on weekends and 
fish and swim^. There was always sports with the other kids and 
that was also good entertainment for my parents. V/e bought 
a pool in 1971 and that also made the summer better. V/hen 
my parents v/ent S'^newhez'e alone, they usual?.y had a few beers 
and played cards. They v;ere never much on going out and 
blowing money^ but about once every couple months they'd go 
out to have dinner together. 



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My father went into ttxsiness for himself in I969 with 
my Uncle Jack. In 1971 he bought Uncle Jack out and became 
sole owner. The name of Dad's business was Morup Trans- 
portation and its base was in Byron. He had four semi's and 
one straight- truck. The business did just great until the 
recession in 1973. 'Ve got hit very hard and things went 
straight downhill afterwards. By 1975 business became so bad 
that we had to shiit the doors. This was a bad blov/ to my 
father because he v/anted the business to be a real success. 

On top of all this my mother and father saparated ir. 
September of 1973 and got a divorce in Kay of 1974 . I can't 
really talk too much about this period and the period following 
the divorce, but take my word for this, it was rough. 



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Ky History 

I was 'born at Swedish-American Hospital on October 3, 1956 
at 11:59 a.m. I don't reinember much of my childhood up 
until I was about four years old. The first thing I remember 
is the time I hit the neighbor boy with a dirt clod and he 
had to have 41 stiches put over his left eye. He was a big 
bully and I learned my first lesson: one can defend himself 
from a distance with:ur getting hurt himself. 

I started kindergarten at St. Bridget's Grade School in 
1961. I was just a little brat and got into a lot of trouble. 
I didn't like that school at all and as a matter of fact I 
will never send a child of mine to a parrochial school. I 
was always a semi-leader of the "bad" boys until I got through 
the third grade, I made a bet with a friend that I could get 
straight A's the last quarter of third grade^nd I did. The 
fact that it v/as so easy entered my mind and I made an effort 
from then on to get good grades at St. Bridget's. 

I mentijned before that I would never send a child of 
mine to a par/ochial school and now I'll give you the reason 
why. V/hen I was in the fourth grade I had my first flair 
markers and I proceeded ot draw a couple of circles on ray hand. 
My teacher at that time v/as a lay teacher named I.'rs. Houk and 
it was v/arned that if I drev/ another circle on my hand I would 
be pimished. Of c jurce I proceeded to draw another circle on 
my hand, and I was punished^ They, however, took drastic 
measures. Mrs. Houk took me out in the hall and got the 
assistant principle. Sister Mary Joseph. As soon as Mrs. 
Houk closed the door to the classroom. Sister took my hands 
and v/ith her free hand began to slap m.e , back and forth across 
the face. She hurt me so bad that "I began to urinate in my 
pants. You muct remenber I was just a little boy, and this " 
nun v.'as Big. This event has had the effect that I "hate" nuns 
and the Roman Catholic Church ;nid I am an agnostic. • 

I began to hate going to St. Bridgets so much that I re- 
fused to go after the sixth grade. It wasn't- that I didn't 
like the kids or anything, as a matter of fact I got along 



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with them pretty well. I was a starter on the basketball 
team and I ijot A's in almost all of my schoolv/ork, but those 
nuns wei'e still there. 

In seventh grade I started going to Franklin Junior High. 
I only went to one year of school there and at the end of that 
I had to switch to Hoffman Jionlor High because they moved the 
boundries. I only went to Hoffman for one year also because 
they changed the school from a junior high to a middle school. 
These two years caused me to grow up a lot. I came out of 
St. Bridget's about as naive as one person can be. The first ' 
days I went to Franklin I saw kids smoking and kissing girls 
and three fights. It was quite a change. I still played 
basketball at both -chools and tried to get good grades, but 
a whole new world was opening up to me. These schools had 
more freedom in one day than I ever had in six years at 5t , 
Bridget's. In eighth grade I even started smoking. 

I started high school at Harlem in 1970. This was another 
big change. There were so many more pi?ople and so many more 
tubings to do. I had a friend that had a car and for once 
things were "cool". I v/ent to the football games and went out 
and made the team in both wrestling and baseball. I started 
taking out firls more and my grades leveled out to about straight 
B's. I could have done better. My sopl^iore year in high 
school was a copyright of my freshman year. Smae friends, same 
activities, just about everything was fun and I did it. 

My sumjners were great. V/e had a pool and I^ played base- 
ball every day in the siimmer leagues. I bummed around on my 
bike and life was carefree. I also got my first job the 
summer following my sophmore year working for my dad. It was 
a blast. I was only 15 but I drove the trucks in the company 
parking lot. My job v/as to back them into the dock and wash 
and v/ax one on Saturday or Sunday. I got payed ZlO a truck 
but hell, it was fun and I didn't need much money. 

My junior year was the funnest of all my high school years. 
I got a car for my birthday, a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 conver- 
tible. It was a jewel, trouble was I v/recked it three weeks 
after I got it only three houses froi:i mine. I totaled out a 



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1971 Pinto and had $350 damage to my oar. One might think 
this would have dampened my spirits byt it didn't, I got 
a job working for Nino's Steak Roundup in Loves Park. I was 
paid Si. 60 an hour which was the minimum wage then. Before 
Christmas had arrived I had made enough money to get my car 
fixed and I quit. the job. I couldn't afford to work, not 
when I had a ca.r and a lot of Fridays and Saturdays to go out. 

I started v/orking for my father again and things settled 
down to a routine.. I stopped my sports activities and started 
working toward some good grades. 

In the summer of 1973 I started spending all the money 
I had so I got a job working for Top Hat Catering. I made 
$2.25 an* hour and worked about 40 h jurs a week. I v;orked 
that job all the way through my senior year in high school 
and quit it just after I graduated. 

A couple of the high points of my life came during that 
year, but also the lowest point up to the* time came. I got 
accepted to the University of Illinois C/'J and also pledged 
a fraternity. Phi Gamma Delta, v/hicii is one of the top houses 
on the campus. I won the State V.I.C.A. (Vocational Indus- 
trial Clubs of America) contest for extemporaneous speech and 
won a trip to the nationa.i. convent i n in San Antonio, Texas, 
where I came in eighth. The low point of miy life came when 
my mother and father separated and divorced. It v/as a hard 
time with family fights and the business going downhill. The 
summer after I graduated I lived off my savings and didn't work, 
In August I started school dov/n at Champaign. 

Fraternity life was the dominating factor of the next 
year of my life. The guys I lived with I still consider to 
be my closest friends and if I was- ever in trouble I know v^ho - 
I can get help from. My first semester I vjas a pledge and 
myself and my pledge brothers were the lowest order in the 
House. I fumbled around the first semester like most freshmen 
and found out what academic competition really was. It was 
fun and I'd do it over again if I had the chance. 

My second semester of school v/as not the greatest time of 
my life. I did a lot of soul searching and hit a personal low. 



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On February 1, 1975 our fraternity burned down. I lost every- 
thing I owned in the fire. I didn't get an insurance check 
until August of that year. During Easter I cut my hand and 
couldn't write for 3 weeks. Then finals came and I caught 
pAeuunonia and strepi throat and was in bed for nj.ne days. After 
this X Just said screw it and withdrew v/ithout taking finals. 

In Ivlay of last year I made a list of the things that 
I had to accomplish in one year for my own integrity. The 
first thing I had to do was ge t a decent job and on June 1, 
1975 I started working for St. Anthony's Hospital as a janitor- 
orderly. I make about S3. 20 an hour now and I average about 
thirty hours a week. The second thing I had to do was carry 
38 hours of college credit from Rock Valley College. I 
started last summer and at the end of this sujiimEr I will have 
those 38 hours. I also wanted to make the dean's list and I 
did that last semester with a 3.19. I^iy third goal was to get 
reaccepted to the University of Illinois and on April 5, 1976 
I got m.y readmission confirmation. My fourth goal was to buy 
another car and a nice stereo. In August of 1975 I bought 
a 1967 Mustang for 'i350 and gave my sist:r my 1964 Ford. In 
the sam^e moQth I also bought a good stereo from Playback for 
approximately 3'500 and that goal was accomplished. 

I also had a fifths goal and that was to see some of the 
United States before I had to go back to Chamipaign. In July 
of 1975 I went out to Denver, Colorado and the Black Hills 
in South Dakota. I had a friend living in Denver and I stayed 
with him the v/eek after I was in the Black Hills. On Eastor 
break of this year I went to Daytona Beach and soaked up the 
sun. It was one of the most carefree weeks of m.y life and I 
needed the vacation. 

I have accomplished wh;.i,t I had to in my "One Year Flan" 
and I am feeling pretty good. I would have to say my life 
has been a lot bettor than most, especiaJ.iy lately. Now I 
can't afford to- become complacent. The long term goals of my 
life are still not achieved. 



HIBBARDV CHERYL JEANNEV 195^1- 



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rights," to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
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accumulating information that is very old 
since most of my older relatives are de- ' ' 

ceased. I have two living grandmothers, 
one of whom was unable to contribute, the 
other's memories I have recounted. One 
great aunt on my father's side was able to 
supply some Information through memory and 
old records. A family birthday book helped « 
research on my mother's side. Interviews » 
with my moth<=r and father make up a larpe 1920. 

portion of the material contained in the » 

history. r 16, 

5. ^nfiss, Boved to K.-i.-jon Ji:;'/, 11. 
>1 tber** untn afl^r his secontj 
woved to Porfta»-. City >rheye he nypent the- 

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Roy Stanley Hlbbard 

Born: July 1, 1^89 In Arcadia Kansas 

Education: went to school during the winter monthes when 
wasn't needed on the farm, hard to deternlne how far 
he went, but not past grade school 

Military service; none 

Married: Kabel Keen, I9IO in Forest City, II. (very little 
known about Mabel Keen), had two children: Stanley 
Keen Hlbbard, June 22, 1912, Mason City, II.; iioy 
Donald Hibbard , September l4, 1915, Mason City, 11/33 
Mabel Keen died in a flu epidemic in 1918, Hoy 
Hibbard then married Helen Emily Copper in 1920. 
They met when Roy was selling cars and was hired to 
take Helen and some friends to a fair. Married in 
Oregon, II. where Helen was living at the time in 1920. 
Two children: Dora Ann Hibbard, Febrixary 21, 1922, 
Forest City, II.; Jeanne Louise Hibbard, September 16, 
1925, Forest City, II. 

Resided: Born in Arcadia, Kansas, moved to Mason City, II. 
as a young man. Lived there until after his second 
marriage, then moved to Forest City where he spent the 
rest of his life. *"* '^"^ "*— " "** 

Occupation: Was raised on a farm but became a car and imple- 
ment salesman when he moved to Mason City. He also 
ran a hay and straw baling service for a while. He 
becaae a farmer when he moved to Forest City in 1924 



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and remained so the rest of his life. He raised dairy 

cattle, chicfeens, horses, beef cattle, pigs, soybeans, 

wheat, oats, corn, watermelons, and just a.bout anj'thlng 

at some tlrae or another. 
Religion: VJas raised in the Christian church and was very 

active while at Mason City, became a Baptist at 

Forest City, 
rolitical party: staunch Republican, very active in the 

RepiTbllcan party in I-Tason County. Vas county board 

merber and Forest City Township Supervisor from 1933 

tint 11 death In 19^9. 
Leistire: Fnjoyed reading, talking to people, storytelling, 

most leisure time spent in politics. 
Died: Janvir.ry I969 at the age of 80. Was buried at Mason 

City, II. beside Kabel Hibbard. 

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Kabel (Keen) Eibbard ■. , vp© c, tind I'.oy 

Born: 1892 ' '■ ' T« t^o dau^h^?rs, L/«r«» 

Education: through high school - . ^.. 
Married: Roy Stanley Hibbard in Forest City, II. in I9IO, 

No information as to how they met. 
Children: Stanley Keen Hibbard, June 22, , 1912, i^iason 

City, II.; Roy Donald Hibbard, September l4, 1915. 

Mason City, II. 
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Forest City, 11. alter graduating from high school. 

Boarded with various i^amilles in the town. 
Religion* Was raised Baptist but went to the Cliristian 

church with her husband after marriage. 
Political party: vre assuce she shared her husband's 

sentiments 4.1«o 

Leisures Little is known about her personal interests 

except th^t she performtn? the urxial household tasks 

expected cf a vife. 
Died: I9IB, d\irlng a flu. epicenlc. 

Eelen Ecily (Copper) Hibbard 

Borns T'ay I5, 189^- In Kason City, II. 

Education: Crsduatec from hifeh school. 

Married: Roy Stanley Fibbard in 1920 Ir Oregon, II . 
Hibbard brought wife back as surprise to all. 

Chlldrer: Raised Stanley Keen Elbbard , age 8, and Roy 

Donald Hibbard, age 6, and bore two daiighters , Dora 
Ann Hibbard, February 21, 1922, Forest City, 11.,- 
Jeaane Louise Kibbard, Septersber I6, 1923, Forest 
City, Jl. ^--^^-.M-*' 

Resided: Was raised in I'ason City until out of cchool, 

went to Oregon, II. to be a allliner until she married 

' Hibbard. 

Religion: Was raised Presbyterian but went to Christian church 



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and later Baptist church with her husband. 

Folitlcal party » The Coppers were Democrats but Helen 
changed sentiments upon marriage. 

Leisure: Had very little social life except church. 

Because of a beautiful voice, she vas In demand for 
weddings, funerals, and all occasions at church. Also 
active in the women's organization of her church. 

Still resides in Forest City, II. but in ver> poor health. 



Stanley Keen Hlbbard ( Informs t ion later) 



Roy Donald Hlbbard 

Born: September l4, 1915. Mason City, II. 

Education: Graduated from high school , 

Married: Ellen Relnders 

Children: Donna, Duane, Drexel, Diane 

Residence: Baylis, II, 

Occupation: Parmer 

Religion: Baptist 

Political party: Republican 



Dora Ann Hlbbard 

Born: February 21, 1922, Forest City, II. 



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Education: Graduated from ^Igh school, one year of college 
Married » Robert Wbit-aker 



Children: Jay, Ann, James 
Residence: KllKaukee, Wis. 
Occupaton: Housewife 
Religion: Fethodlst 
Political party: Republican 



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Jeanne Louise Flbbard 
Born: September l6, 192 5 
Education: Graduated froni high school 
Married: Beryl LeCount 
Children; Denlse, Lisa, Charles 
Residence t Hayworth , II. 
Occupation: Photography printer 
Political party: Republican 



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3orn» Karch 28, 1388 In KcLeansborc, II. 

Educatloni Completed eight grades after loeny frs-ctlons of 
years In a one room schoolbouae. 

Harried* I-Iola rjamle Thoni;son on June 16, 191^* in hcLeans- 
boro Methodist Church 

Kilitaryt none 

Chlldrenj George Logan Carey, February '}, 1916, KcLeansboro, 

II. I Eugene William Carey, September 25, 1917t Kt. Vernon, 
II. I Audre Ilaxine Carey, I^ovember 23» 1919. Morton, 11.; 
Mildred Alleen Carey, August 25, 1921, Norsaal, 11.} 
Donald Lee Carey, July 7, 1924, i-^orton, il.;umer Legon 
Carey, January 24, 1929. lillswcrth, II.; Virginia Lenore 
Carey, Tebruary 5. 193*+. Ellsworth, 11. 

Resided: Was raised on a. faria outside of HcLeansboro and 

lived there and in the town itself until he was transferred 
by his job on the railroad to Evfiinsville, Indiana. 
After three years he moved back to McLeansboro and from 
there all over central Illinois in the Peorla-ziloomington 
area. Retired at the last town where he was agent which 
was Forest City, II. They then Eioved back to KcLeans- 
boro some years later, then to Liiicolfi, xl. where he 
died. 

Occupation* «orked on the farm until the age of sixteen 
when he became a railroad telegrapher, lie became a 
station agent and stayed with the railroad ail of his 



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Political party: Republican ^ ^^ 

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Civic Organization; Mason 

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Leisure: Enjoyed reading, car rides, fishing, and telling 

stories about the railroad. ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ 

Travel: Enjoyed loading family In the car and driving to 
relatives sometimes as far away as California, 

Died: November 1965 at Lincoln, II. Buried at Hartsburg 
Cenetery, Hartsburg, II. 

caie of c^;li;ir«n and nowe, -iKt 

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Noia Mamie (Thompson) Carey 

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Born: November 4, 1891 at HcLeansboro, II. 

Education: Graduated from high school. 

Harried: George Franklin 'Jarey on June 15, lyl^ in HcLeans- 
boro. 

Children: George Logan Carey, February 3t 19 16, Mcijeansboro, 

II.; Eugene William Carey, September 25, i91'/'t f^t. Vernon, 
II.; Andre Naxine Carey, NoveTfber 23, 1919i Morton, 11.; 
Mildred Aileen Carey, Auijust 28, 1921, Mormal, II.; 
Donald L-ee Carey, July 7, 192^, Morton, II.; Cmer Legon 
Carey, January 24, 1929, Ellsworth, il. Virginia Lenore 
Carey, February 5. 19134, Ellsworth, II. 

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married Carey in 191^ and raoved Evnnsvlile, Indiana. 

She lived all ever central Illinois with husband 

until he retired at Forest City, II., then went to 

McLeansboro some years later, Carey died v/hile they 

were living: at Lincoln, II. after which she moved to 

Hartsburg, II. where she now resides. 
Occupation: ^as a store cierk from the time she was out of 

school until she was married (1909-191^) after which she 

remained a housewife. 
Heligioni Was raised and recalned a listhodist; active in 

Laules Aid Society. 
Political party: Hepublican 
Leisure: When not taking care of children and home, she liked 

to sew crochet , read, and dc tatting (lace aaicins). 
Travel: Enjoyed traveling with husband and fanily. In the 

last few years after her hus'oana's death, she nas traveled 

to California, Alaslca, and Teuas to visit various sons 

and daughters. 

George Logan Carey - . ,.. , •v.slnazs 

Born: February 3. 19l6 at HcLeansooro, II. 

Education: Graduated fron Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Harried: Elaine Roy -„ ._^^w. 

Children: Henee. Phyllis, David, William, Hoy 
Residence: iralos Park, II. 
Occupation: Accounts;?* 



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Political party I Republican 



Eugene William Carey 

Born: September 25, 191? at 'At, Vernon, 11, 

Education: Gradvjated froit high school. 

Married: Sffie Lolling 

Children: hobert, Barbara 

hesidence: iiartsburg, II. 

occupation; factory worker 

he lift ion: Lutheran 

i-oliticai party: ir.epublican 



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Hi lured i^ileen Carey 

Born: August 28, 1921 at 1-Iormal, II. 

Education: Graduated from high school and one year business 

n, Kl&aHn 

school. 

Married; Divorced from Robert Fiohde. 
Children! Leslie, Gregory, Geoffrey 
Residence: Austin, Texas 
Occupation: Gecretary 






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Religions Methodist 
Political Party: Hepubllcan 



Donald Lee Carey • v^*^ 

Born: July 7. 192^ at Horton, II. 

Education: Graduated from high school 

Harried; Elolse Fflederer 

Children: Glenn, Douglas ^'^ 

Hesldence: Morton, II, 

Occupation: Sales rcanager 

Religion: Amish 

Political party: hepubllcan 



Onier Leg on Carey 

Born; January 24, I929 at Ells-worth, II. 

Education: Graduated from Illinois iJesleyan University. 

iieceived K.A. and i-h.D. from Indiana State University, 
Married: Carol Grant 

Children* Gayle, Craig, Dale, Jeffrey, Brian, Grant 
Hesldence: Anchorage, Alaska 
Occupation: Professor of business at Alaska Methodist 

University. 
Religion: Methodist 
Political party; Republican 






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Virginia Lenore Carey 

3orn» February 5, 193^ at Ellsworth, II. 

Educatlont Graduated from higb school. :y • *h^ 

Harried I Delbert Spaits ^' . 

Children: Laurel, Bradley, Brian -• • >• 

Residence! Naperville, II. 

Occupation: Housev/ife 

Religion: Methodist 

Political party: Republican 

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Stanley Keen Hibbard ' "^^ furniture 

o T oo Tr,no 4. ., /-.i- _- o to fw»ture of 
Born: June 22, 1912 at Mason City, II. 

Education: Went through grade school in Mason City, high 
school in Forest City and graduated in 1930, 
Attended Illinois College in Jacksonville for two 
years . '^''^^ 

Military service: Went into the Army infantry in 19^2 

until 1946 '*'*"' ^^^^ sftir»o©J in l^^JY ^« i.>«s««on, IX* 

Karried; Audre i-^axine Carey on February 16, 19^6 in Forest 
City Fethodist Church. 

Children: Lyndon Stanley ITibbard , June 17, 19^7. rekin,.Il.» 
Suzanne Lee Hibbard, April 23, 19^9. Fekin, II.; Cheryl 
Jeanne Hibbard, January 20, 195^. Springfield, II. 

Resided: Grew up in Mason City, II, iroved to Forest City 
at age of twelve and regained there lintil itarried. 
After icarriage, lived at Topeka, Petersburg, and 
Hockford, II. '■'^ Ai'veo ir. xc^ptJiCH, .ve^fsre-juJ-ei f.^™ 

Occupatlont Has been a fanner all of his life until February 

1974 when he moved to ths city and became a factory 
worker ^•*-® '^' t^ ;: y urnea u <.tt, i.^-^'j.- i v-*-^. ► ^'.ve,^ 

Religion: Was raised in the Christian church but became a 
Methodist when he luarried Maxine Carey. He was lay 
leader of the church while in Petersburg, II. 
Political party* Republican At^on Cc-sminal >r. and 
Civic organizations: Farm Bureau, Phi Phi Rho Literary 
Society. ,^^. 

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Leisure: Beading, reflnlshlng ftirnlture 

Travel: has never done much traveling do to nature of 

occupation. ,^ fro« Av ;i. hockf cru . 11. 

:rM? -^131 different schccli* ovai- t.he 
«;ftd froK University of illlnois In 
Audre Kaxine Carey r. .aad Is now attending r.lehi^n 

Born: November 2j, I919 at Korton, II. 5;rcKrJ»» 
ivducation: Graduated froin high school in 1937 in Beason, II. 
Married: Stanley Keen Hibbard on February 16, 19^6 in torest 

City, II. ,.d. April 15, 1973» isoc«jford,Il. 

Children! Lyndon Stanley Hibbardi, June 1?, 19^7. rekin, 11.; 
Suzanne Lee Hibbard, April 23» 19^9* Pekin, 11.; Cheryl 
Jeanne hibbard, January 20, 195^ t Springfield, II. 

Resided: Was born in F.orton, il. and lived all over central 
Illinois during chil-:iood. She moved four times during 
her high school years, rioved away from home to ieoria, 
II. in 19^1 and lived in Topela, Petersburg and Hockford, 
II. with husband. 

Occupation: Sales cleric in an ice cream parlor 1937-1939. 

hhoto file clerk for i^elourneau Co. 1941-19^3, moved 

up to advertising production manager by 19^3 ., ^ . 

and stayed 

at that position until 19^6, Did not work away from 

home after marriage. 
Religion: Kethodist, active on Education Commission and 

Official Board of her church. 
Political party: Republican 
Leisure: Sewing, knitting, reading, church work. 



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Lyndon Stanley Rlbbard >^*:v«v> 

Born: June 1?, 19^? at Pekln, 11. 

Education: Graduated from Auburn High School, kockford, II. 
in 1965 -^fter attending six different schools over the 
years. He graduated Iron: University of Illinois in 
1969 as a chemistry major, and is now attending Michigan 
State University in their doctorate program. ;fcr>i. il- 

I'arriedt Susan Haxlne Irecht on June 12, 1971 in Centennial 
r-iethodist Church, Hockford, II. 

Children: Lisa Suzanne Hibbard, April 15, 1973 r rxockf ord.Il. 

Resided: Lived in Topeka, II. when first born, moved to 

: Petersburg for grade school, then to hockford in I960, 

1 Besided In Champalng, II. as a student from I963 to 

1969. Returned to Rockford until September 1973 when 
he moved to Eton hapids, Michigan. 

Occupation: Taught eighth grade science from I969 through 
1973. Is now a student-teacher-researcher at Michigan 
State. t> ■". v'r^-.r-''. 

Religion: Methodist r^ z : .- i--^"] : I : , 1. 

Political party: Democrat ;;•:-, j ?- .'-gS o. 1:^ c'/ ; 

Leisirre: Bullaing fui^nlture, reading, listening to music 

Travel: Barely travel except to North Carolina, home of 

: wife's family. :. :• =-. ij. iTj'T', '. ht^r i.-r ;*! :r:^ . 11. 

Achievements: James Scholar, iJational Merit award winner 

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Suzanne Lee (Klbbard) Veltch 

• '.-T sportSp vlGlt\r:£- frlem»s 

Bornt Aprll23, 19^9. Pekln, II. 

Education: Gradviated from itubrn Klgh School, Hockford, il. 

in 1967; graduated from Blackbiorn College in 1971 • 
r'arrled: Steven Lee Veltch on June 6, 197C, Centennial 

Methodist Church, Hockford, II. 
Resided: Fad lived in Topeka, Petersburg, and Hockford, II, 

Lived in Carlinville, II. while attending college} now 

resides in hockford, 
Cccupation: Teacher of two and three year olds at a day 

care nursery. 
Religion: I^ethodlst 
Political party: Republican 
Leisure: Knitting, baking, visiting friends, redecorating 

houses. 



Cheryl Jeanne Flbbard 

Born: January 2C, 195^ 1 Springfield, II. 

Education: Graduated from Auburn High School in 1972; 

will gradiiate from fiock Valley College In 197^ 
Single 

Resided: Petersburg, II. until I960; then hockford , 11. 
Occupation: Full-time student, part-time office worker. 
Religion; I'ethodist 
Folitlcal party: Democrat 



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Leisure: reading, sewing, outdoor sports, visiting friends 
Travel: l-:as been as far ivest as St. Louis and as far east 
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Although try family has been In America for many genera- 
tions, it is evident that i^ost of my ancestors came from the 
British Isles. On the Eibbard side I am descended from 
Robert Eibbard born Is Sallsburg, England on March IJ , 16 13. 
He came to Salem, I-:ass. with his wife in 1635. He had nine 
children. I am unable to trace the line continuously but 
it is known that my great, great, great grandfather F.dwin . l:--. 
otanley Hibbard, born ia 1839 in Ashford, Conn,, moved to 
Illinois and married Sarah Randall Swaar from Hason City, II. 
in i860. They had eleven children of whom four lived. 
Cne, Augustine Hibbard, riecame a minister, tv.'o sisters 
became school teachers, and Eliphaz, my great, great grand- 
father was an accountant. His son, my great grandfather, 
married another Swa^i^r and S'^rved in the Army during the 
civil war. He then lyioved to Kansas where he recieved one 
hundred and sixty acres of land from the government. 
Because of a heai't condition, and being unable to farm, 

he became a legislator . Ky grandfather, Hoy Stanley 

in 
Hibbard, came back from Kansas to Mas on City, II. as a 

was »a o«o&stofjsil 'i.aturiiaj wh®^ tvyoy 
young man, 

Cn the Carey side of the family, the line is even" 

sketchier. We do know that my grandfather's people were 

■J riff; . 
originally from County Cork, Ireland, George Franklin ,,; 

, took 

Carey was the youngest of seven. Ke became a railroad 

telegrapher at the age of sixteen and stayed with the 
railroad until he retired in 1953 • 



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My grandmother, Nola Mamie Carey, Is my only living 
relative capable of recounting something of the past. She 
grew up on a farm outside of McLeansboro, II. Her parents 
were John Logan Thompson and Nancy Jane Mauldlng and she 
had one sister, Novle, one brother, Arnold, Their house 
was one big room approximately twenty by twenty-four feet, 
heated by a fireplace, with a stinmer kitchen in the yard, 
TV^ey had three beds and used keiosene lamps for light. The 
most hated Job of my grandmother's was to clean the chimneys 
of those lamps every morning. There were three cows and 
some chickens on the farm, and Nancy Thompson sold butter 
for ten cents a pound. ^ *«» tr»e »&« 

^'- Nola Thompson walked three miles to school as a child. 
The school consisted of a wood stove in the center of a 
large room containing eight grades. She recalls that the 
log walls had cracks in them big enough to stick a hand 
through, Nola then went to McLeansboro High School where 
she graduated in I9II with eleven students in her class. 

In the summer time, the big day for the children in 
the Thompson faroily was an occasional Saturday when they 
would take the hack to town for shopping. She also remem- 
bers celebrating one Fourth of July by going to town, le 
There was a carnival, cotton candy, a picnic and fireworks. 
The family moved to town when Nola was thirteen. They took 
a cow and chickens with them. John Thompson opened a znt 
monument store, selling gravestones and markers, 's 



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After graduating from high school, Nola went to work 
In a general store in McLeansboro, She sold sugar, coffee, 
soda, dry goods, hardware, and almost everything except 
meat. She remembers that flour, cornmeal, and powdered sugar 
came in large tubs from which she dipped the substances 
and weighed it for each customer. ***** 

The Thompsons went to the Methodist church which is 
where Nola met George Franklin Carey in a Sunday School 
class. They went on their first date on Palm Svmday I9IO. 
With another couple they traveled to a nearby town to go to 
Catholic services with some friends. They were married when 
Nola was twenty-three and Frank was twenty-six. Frank was 
working as a railroad agent and telegraph operator in Evansville, 
Indiana at they time of there marriage. They lived in a two 
room apartment. Some of the things she remembered are taking 
a boat ride to Henderson, Kentucky for twenty-five cents, 
hobblesklrts , and riding from one end of town to the other 
for five cents, t no^n i>ia«& wi ».«« *.*»«»**^ "*^ »«*-^ --- 

h They moved back to HcLeansboro in I916. Nola Carey 

remembers the revivals they had at McLeansboro once a year. 

It was usually in the fall or winter so that the farmers 

could come, and when the moon was full so that the people 

would make it home safely late at night. Memories of all the 

places lived at and when are hazy, some of it being recorded 

by the birth of children. One event that stands out is the 

purchase of their first Ford car in 1919* No driver's 

ev^ry 



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license was needed, and thus started the carey family's 
love of car rides. Svinday afternoons were the best time 
to pile all the family In the car, the smaller children 
on stools on the floor, and head for the country. 

The depression hit the family when they were In Ells- 
worth, II. Frank Carey was laid off from the railroad and 
became one of the many unemployed. Ke sold Cattle feed for 
a while and finally got a position on WPA. After the depression 
he returned to the railroad. 

Both sides of my family consider the church an impor- 
tant part of their lives. My grandmothers were active In 
women societies, and my grandmother Hlbbard was a singer in 
the church. For the Hlbbard, my family and the preceding, 
the church constituted their social life since farming took 
most of their time. My mother serves as Superintendent of 
Studies, a member of Official Board and Council on Ministries 
of her church. 

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Republican. From 1933 until his death in 1969t i'^i Hlbbard 
was a member of the county board, and Forest City Township 
Supervisor. Politics has lead to many lively discussions in 
my own family because two of my parents children have 
chosen to break that tradition. 

Birthdays and holidays are usually marked by family 
dinners. ^^ a small child I can remember spending Chrlstmases 
at grandparents homes always with an abundance of food and 
children. Now that we are older, my own family takes every 



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opportunity to be together. 

My parents met in much the same way as my mother's 
parents did. They were participating in a Christmas play 
at church with my father playing Joseph and my mother 
playing Mary. Both came from strong family backgrounds, 
sharing conservative views. Their courtship was inter- 
rupted by World War II and they waited until my father 
got out of the service to be married. 

A great emphasis has always been placed on education 
by ray parents. I suppose the idea of wanting something 
better for your children than what you had was the reason 
for this emphasis. This concern for children is evident also 
in their rather strict discipline. Their lives have always 
been structured around the family and they have passed this 
Ideology onto their children. 



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HIGGINSON, PATRICK JA.MES, 1950- 



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FAMILY DATA 



\, Grandfather (your father's side) 

^^"^. Jfiff HTGrjN.SgN c 

If dead, date of death ^n^ Fphm^^^^v^i 



Current Residence 
957 



Place of birth Morganfield^ Union-Co. Data of Birth 13. Anril, IHHO 

Kentucky- 
Education (number of years): 

grade school five high school vocational college 



Occupat lon(s) 
1st Lumberjack 



2nd crewed on mailboat 
Ohio Kiver 



3rd Miner 



Oates^ 
0ate8_ 
Dates 



PUCE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1 st Paducca. Kent' Co> K\O ates 

2nd Paducca, Kent "^o. KyJ Jates 



-1945 3rd Johnston City, 111. D ates 



/«thNight Guard 



Dates 1945-1954 Ath Johnston City, 111. Dates 



Re 1 1 g i on Baptist 



Political parties, civl) or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Democratic Club, 

American Legion, Veterans of Forgien Wars, Church G roups , 
Place of Marriage to your grandmother ^ickleff . Ballard Co. Kv " ^^^^HuJJil 

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) 



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906 



, Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Leonia Leon McDANIEL 
If dead, date of death Mav. li 



Current Residence 



l^^i. 



Place of bIrtK Oscar. Ballard Co. Kentucky Date of birth 26^ August, 1B8^ 

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



Occupat i on (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

^th 



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Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



lst_ 
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4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Religion , Baptist (Free Will) 

* Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Democratic Clnb 
Church Groups 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r wickleff,. Ballard {^j}. DATEi ^/ , .T,,^g- iq Q G 
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A- 1 '.lepqr.ifMjfather (your father's side) 



N.IIIM' 

I » <U'nt\, (l.itr of death 



Curront Residence 



H Incc of bl rlh 



Ediic;ition (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Date of Bl rth_ 
vocational 



col lege i 



Occupat lon(s) 

Ut 

2nd 

3rd - 

'♦th 



Dates 
Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



1st 



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Place of marriage to your grandmothar 






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A-2 Stepgrandfflother (your fathar's side) 



Nam? 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Current Resldence_ 
Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat lon(s) 

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2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



vocati 


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3. 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 



If dead, date of death 



Current Residence Marinette . Marinette Co. Wj sconsi: 



.892 



Place of birth 3. Aurust 1 
Education (number of years}; 
grade school five high school 

Occupat lon(s) 

list farmer 

\ 

jZnd carpenter 



_ Date of bl rth Mar inet te. Wisconsin 
vocational college 



milkman 



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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates l914-1928 1st Ivanhoe, Lincoln Co. Dates 1914-2i 

Minnesota 
Dates 2 nd Marinette, Marinette CoQ ates 19 28- 

M IS cons in — _— - 

Dates ir6 Dates 



Dates 



i»th 



Dates 



Religion Roman Catholic 

•olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



.'lace of marriage to your grandmothe r Mar inet te , ^^ar inette Co, Wis <iate 14^ June 1914 

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give that data on the back of this page (C-I) 
irandmother (your mother's side) 






lame Elle" ANDEPSEN ^Current Residence 

f dead, date of^ death February^ 1944 -——---———————— 

lace of birth Wilcox, Oconoma Co, Wis cons in q^^^ ^^ birth ^^ * January 1894 
ducat Ion (number of years) —————————. 

grade school high school vocational college 



ccupat ion(s) 

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Dates 



Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) ^ 

l«t Ivanhoe. Lincoln Co. D ates 1914-28 

Minnes ota 
2nd Marinette, Marinette Ccj^^^gg 19 2 3-44 



Dates 



3rd 



Wis cons in 



Dates 



eiigion ProdfiR tiajaJ; . fif^nv.p' 
olitical party, civil or soda 



rted Catholic 

1 clubs, sororities, etc. 



,1 ace of marriage to your grandfatha f "arrnet te , wis consin ' ( fate 14 . June 1914 

ote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r-iaHw- r»« --- i^;' 
J y'< wii Liiac daia on cne DacK oP this page CD~2) 



C-l 'jtepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Res i dence 

I f (U'rid, (la If oF dftath 

I' Ik ' "I l<j I III D.itc 1)1' lii I III 

I 1 1 IK .it I 'III (iiiiiiiln' r fff ye. 1 1 '. ) 
■ if.iili- •.( liDol li i(jli school vocolionol collnn* 

()Lcu|),)llon(s) , • _ _'^" PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

- ?n(l Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

- 3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates 

^th Dates ^th D ates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Political parties, civil or soda] clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother d at6 

D-? S tef)C)r.indmother (your mother's side) 

Name Emerance. KONYN Current Residence Marinette, Wise 

I f (loacf, date of death 

Plrtcf. of birlh Date of bl rth 31, March , 1901 

Education (number of years) —————————— 



grade school high school vocational college 



0ccijpation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

I ... (after leaving home) 

1st D ates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 



3rd D ates 3 rd Dates 

D 1 : • Catholi c 
Re I I cj I on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather J'larinette, Wisconsin Date 12' bept 



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rHUDfttN of A & B ^or A-i or a-U - your father's name should appear below 

Name Bo':1)y Gene HIOGINSON 

Place of birth Johnston City, ill". " " j^^g 30, September, 1928 

Number of years of schooling twelve Osc!.;^atidrt supervisor 

Resldence Lpves Park, Illinois fi:;rlta'j oTatuS marrniu 

Number ofDrfldran six — — — 

Name "'-ertrude May 

Place of birth Randana, i>allar H'^ iventucl^ta 3, April, 1907-5, Nov. 1907 

Number of years of sciiooiin g "~~ " Ci-iupatlbrl ' " 

Res I denc e K aritaJ Stszur. ~~~~~~"~~~~~~~" 

Number of chi Idren ——————— 



Hame^osie Juanitia 

Place of birth Morpanfield, Union, Ky~" d3t'^9, December 1911 

Numb-r of years of schcoTing 9 r^c;;^atlOn ^ housewifT~ 

Res I dence J phn s t on City. iTlT ' '^r'i'iaT'^tatv.'j d i v orceT —————— 

Number of chl Idran 4 ""^ 

Name Georgia Lee 

Place of^ birth Bandana, "allard Ky ' " ^dc^t-j 18, March 1909 
Number of years of schooling ,8 T'cci'pot (6rt ' housewife • — 

Residence Johnston Cit y, HI ^^rTtlTTtatus ,. " 

Number of ch i ldren T ""^^^^^ 

Name Alice Kathern 

Place of birth Morganfield, Union Ky. c!^t®22, March 1913 

NuMber of years of schooi->ig » "" :'c?!.ipa6J6n fflacTl 'i'-e operat or 



Residence Ch^ ca.o, Cook 'H-T— ^TTPTt^T-gY,,^^^^^--:— -^ 
Number of chl Idrgn 4 ~ 

Name William Jefferson 



y'^" <^^ birth 1 4. Marc h ,1915.-29 Nov. 197 3!t^ Morranfield Union Ky. 
Number of years or schooHng f urc-'s^Vlcn W&CUfHgst ' " 

Resldiince __-.«.«.«. nTrTtat Status divo rced " 

Number of chlTdren 

Name Sherlock Watson . 

Place of birth J op]j)4 , Ma S 5 6c 111. ^^^^^ 24, April 1921 

Number of years or schooTin ri 8 Occupasion labor-r 

Residenc e J ohns ton ^ity, 111 T-'iri £e!"at'atu3 divo fl ' t^U 

Number of chl Idron l — — — * 



Name James Marshall 

Place of birth Mor can f i eld , Tn - on Ky. djt^ 10 Octob er 1917-20 January 1949 

Number of years of schooi fng ^ " "(.'^.--.ci'potJOrt iahor'oer 

Residence i-Urita} Status mSmn! 

Number of chndren 1 

Name Joseph Dourlas 

Place of birth Johnston C ity, 1^1 date 24 August 1923 

Number of year$"of schoor iTi g' 12 ^ " Cccuoatlort r^tiT^Sd APitlJf 

Residenc e Johnston City, ill .-"jrltal Status widoV-ST -——_——— 

Number of chl Idren 4 " "" 

Name Lady Lloyd 

Place of birth Grove Ce nter, Union Ky. d^^ie 1, June 1926- 28, July 1927 

1ttfuL°ri y«o'-3 o^ 6che;)Hn5 Occupation 

residence . ,.. ''I'-'i v\' ^ 

Number orrrmtJTCrr — — ,•)! itaTbtatu3_^ 



cmkDRtN Of A & b ^or A-i or 8- u - your father's name should appear below 

Name Lenna 



Name Lenna N^dgnR 

P 1 ace of birth.Tnhn.tnn r^.-^^. 

Number of years of scnool I rig 



Res I dence 

Number of chF Idren 



1 f Ar^ 7 11 data ^s till born 

9 Occupatlbrt 

narital Statui "~" — ^ 



Name 

Place of btrth """ 

Number of years of school Ing 

Res i dence " 

Number of chl Idren 



Mame 

Place of birth " 

Number of years of' school Infl 

Res I dence ' 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth ""^^ 
Number of years o^ school Ing 

Residence 

Number of cdl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chl Jdren 



Name 

Place oT bl rth 

Number of years of school Ihg 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth """ 

Number of years of schooling 

Res I dence 

Number of chl ldr«n 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res I dence " 

Number of children 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years o^ schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of •choolirtg 
Residence - 

Number o T t ill lU r B ll 



"3ate 



OccupatlOh 
Marital Status 



date 



„ . . _ Occupation 
narital Statu* 



liarital Status 



date 
7ccupatl6h 



Marital Status 



date 
OccupatTSrT 



date 
TJccupatTon" 



_ Marital Status 



date 



.^_^_^^ Occupatidh 
narital Status 



dat e 
"BccupatToh" 



Marital Status 



date 



-——..^—_^ OccupatlOh 
narital status 



date 



^ccupatT^ 
"aritai Status 



(MIl.ljKtN ot (, and (or (-1, l)-l)-your mother's runic should appt-.ir helow 

/I. "• : 

n.,,,- .,r i,l I ih - (I, lie 

Muliiii'i .)l />-.ir . of school irif) Occupation 

!'■ ■. i 'I'-iK . Marital Status 

"'""'"■' "I '.lilltlrcn 

(.'. rj,M.i-_ 

I ' I . . . ;'..r I,;, (T; date 



Number of ch I Td 



ren 



I 7. Natiic 



Number of ch I Idren 



Nuiiil.cr ol y..it'. of Schooling CfccupatlOn 

f<p>, idftice Marital Status \ 

Number of ch i Idren 



P I jce of b! rth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Kes i tiencc Mar I taT^Status 

Number of ch i I dren 



/ '4. N.jmr 

P 1 ,i<,<- of Lirtfi d"a'te 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Ke-, i denf e Marital Status 

Number of ch i I dren 



Nrinie 

PI. ice of t)l rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

«es i dence Marital Status 

Number of chl Idren 



/ 6. N.ime 

Plocc of hi rth date___ 

Number rjf years of Schooling OccupatlOh 

Residence Marital Status 



P I ace of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation " 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren "*" 

Name 

P I ace of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation "" 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren — — — — 



1 9. Name 

P lace of bi rth date 



Number of years of schooling OccupatlOh 

Residence HarltaT Status \ 

Number of chi Idren 



3i,0. Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling OccupatiOrT 

Residence Marital Status ' 



Cllll.UKtN <,t (. and (or (.-I, U-l)-yoiir mother's rionie should appe.ir helow 



n,,„„. Mildred Patronella KOK'YN 

CI. I..- <.f ill I III Ivanhoe , Lincoln Minnesota- 



HiiMil)''! <)l /f.ir^ of scliool Iruj ^^ 
Ml-'. iilriK.c Loves Park, Iliinoi; 



. ''■'^'' i;. August IS^fi 
Occupat I on housewife 



Niiiiilirr ol t.lilldron 



Marital Status I'arried 



'*■'""' Mar^ar^t JpSftphinp 

'''•'"• "''"'"' Ivanhoe Linfioln Minnp-^nt 

Nijitilii-r 'i( y.M ', of school lilq 1^ 



««r'. > '''-"ce Detroit . Michityan 
Niiniber of ch I 1 dren 6 



-L± 



a date 22 September 1915 

Occupation teacher 



Marl tal Status married 



N.iiiK: (Gertrude Louise 
P I J CO of h i r th Ivanhoe 



^ . ■^w.^.^i . Minnas ote^ 

fJuinb«;r of years of schooling 12 



Kcs i (iencc San Die.cro, Californ ia 



fJumher of chTTdi 



"ilarw John Nickolas 

f I -u.!' of Lirtti Ivanhoe , Minnesota 



'JiiiiituM (jf ye.irs of schooling 

H«;", i deiir.e Marinette, Wisconsin 

*(uniber of ch i I dren 4 



Janie Nickolas Arthur 

' I iiu; of' bl rlR Ivanhoe , Minnesot; 



Jumber of ycors of schooling JTT 



(esidence "'arinette, Wisconsin 

UlillJt: I 



o I cii I I ui en 



12 



I 'i"i>- Francis Violet 

M.ice of birth Ivanhoe, Minnesota 



lumber of years of schooling 
losidence ^Akron,, Ohio 



TT 



lumljfj r of ch I fdren 



Ionic 



Peter Adrian 



' laco of bi rif^ i-vanhoe , Minnesota 



lumber of vicars. of schooling 
tesidcnce ^Marinette, Wi^ 



Ti- 



s c n ri y 1 n 



lumber of ci 



lame 



'lace of bi rth Ivanh 



years of schooling 

Marinette, Wise' 



oe, Minneso 



lumber of 
les i dence 
lumber of ch i Idreni 9* 



^1 



unain ' 



lame Barnard James 
lac~of birth 



'"" o^ b.rtn_j^^^^^tf HnrnnMn 
umber of years ot scnool Ing 12 

esldence Okinowa, — — — — 

umber of cfii tdren 3 



date 



Marital Status 



Occupat ion 



,3 Aiiptiis.t. I°il7 



sprrfitary 



d-i vnrr.H 



date 



27., Mfirrh 1919 



^ , ■ Occupation Mnrhinp-^t 
Marital Status Married 



__ date l.AucT^st ;L920 
Occupation truck driver 



Marital Status married 



date ig M^v iq99 



.— _ I I f -- M j I i i r i r i 

_^^___^_^^^ ccupatlOrt secretary 
Marital Status married 



_ date 2. JJu ne 1924 
Occupation 



millr i rh t 



Marital Status married" 



date 



__ "^'^f 11. ■T11I.V, .l.qZ'i 

Occupation l^ouseVile 
Marital Status ^'arries 



^»^^ 111. Tinnrry 1030 

.^,_^ Occupatlort^^^. -^-^-ff^- 
ttarital Status married 



ame 

lace of birth 

umber of years of school Ing 

esidence 

'"'"ber of chi Idren 



date 



Occupation 



Hdirl tal Status 



^our Father 



iame Robby Gene HTGGINSON 
If dead, date of death 



Current Residence Loves Park. Winn. ILI . 



•lace of birth Johnston City. Illinois Pete of birth 30. SentPmbPr iQ9ft 
ducat I on (number of years} ———————— '^'^' • ^^ vv tii wB i, , i u i ,n . 



grade school 
iccupatlon(s) 

St Shipfitter 



high school x 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Dates 1946-1947 Ist Chicago. Cook- Til P ates i q^^.i q c^? 



n d Machine operator Date a.947- 1950 2tid Morrow. Ohio D^tes i Qf^7_i qrt 

r d Inspector Dates 1950-1957 3rd Tjnlev Park. Cook in Pates iQfii. 10^^ 

°^^^^21^1Z '♦th Loves Park, tfnnn. TuDatesiq^^, 



jt h Management 



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



lace of marriage ^°^^°^J^^^'j^^^ir^nffn,^ir,^ <**t'.29. NQ.Yfinibn.r "mft" 

OTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another reTatTve give that data on tne back 
I of this page. (E-2) 



bur Mother 



ame Mildred Patronella KONYN 
f dead, date of death 



tiace of birth t„,„v,^„ t • 1 u- 

ducat ion (number of yea fs J 

grade school high school ^ vocational 



Current Residence j,„,^p^ p^^,^^ ;^.„„_ ^^^^ 
Date of birth 11, August 1926 



col lege 



ccupation(s) 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(efter leaving home) 
Date5l944-1945 ist SAME AS ABOVE Dates 



hd Nurses Aide 



Datesl945-1947 2nd 



rd Stenographer 



Dates 1947-1950 3rd 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



^ " 9 ' on Catholic 

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



lace of marriage to your father ^ayjuette, Wisconsin d ate 2o^"^November 194 ! 

3TE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of" 
this page (F-2). 



E-l Stepfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth ^Date of birth 

Education (number of years) —————————— __________ 

grade school high school vocational col lege 



OccupatlonCs) , , ,^ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3 rd D ates 

^th Dates i «th D ates 

Re 1 1 g I on " -—-——--—--——————— 

Polltlcai- partlei, cl^ll 6f SOilll clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother D ate 

F-2 Stepmother 



Name 








If dead, date of death 








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


__ vocational 
1st 


Date of bi rth 
col lege 


Occupation(s) » ' 

1st Dates 




PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 


2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 
Re 1 i g I on 


2nd 
3rd 
sorori ties. 


etc. 


Dates 
Dates 


Political parly, civil or social clubs. 








Place of marriage to your father 






date 



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

JMame Patrick James HTGCTNSON 

Mace of birth Ch^ca^Q. Cpot^ U;iroi,s Pate of birth 13 Vnvp^>,.^ 10^,0 

^lumber of years of schooling 13^ Occupation Hip .^^fi^^r- 

^es i dance Loves Park. 111". Marital Status n.arr-ipH 

Jumber of ch 1 Idren 1 



(ame Sharon Ann 



'lace of birth Chicago.. Cook Illinois Date of birth -^c^ )inv^rn\^fT ig.Sfi 

lumber of years of schooling 13 Occupation stnripnf 

*.ebidence Loyes Park. Winn. 111. Marital Status 



lumber of chl Idren 



lame Gail Marie 

'lace of birth Chicacro, Cook 111. D ate of birth ] 1 Fphriary igg;? 

lumber of years of Schooling Occupation 

les i dence Marital Status ZHZZZIIZZI ~ 

umber of chl Idren D eath ; 3 July 1958 

'ame Linda Louise 

'lace of birth Morrow, Ohio Date of birth 30. Septe-l . ^^r 1.9 59 

umber of years of schoolin g 11 Occupation student 

es i dence ^""^^^ Park, III "" Marital Status 

umber of chl Idren 



3nte Ellen Elaine 

lace of birth 3 December l9fc)l Pa'te of birth I'inley Park, Cook 1 11. 

umber of years of schooling ^ Occupation student 

'es i dence /;°^^^ Pai;k, tfinn. ill. Marital Status ZZZZZIZIZ 

umber of children 



|ame Laura Alice 
lace of birth Tinley Park. 111. Date of blrth lO^ September 1963 



umber of years of schooling 
umber of ch I Idren 



Occupation student 

Marital Status 



lame 

>lace of birth Date of birth 

umber of years of schooling Occupation 

■esidence Marl tal Status 

•umber of chl Idren 

ame 

lace of bi rth Date of birth 

umber of years of school Ing Occupation 

es i dence Marltaj Status 

umber of chl Idren 



i ill. ASSIiiNMl:NT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are williny) 

' I herobv donate this family historv, along with all literary and adiiiinistr,iiivr' 

Dcjhts.'to the Rock Valley College Family History Colloction, deposited m the 
Roclcford Public Library, Roclcford, IllirKrjs 1 / 

Signed \/^^ ^J /n -/-^.^--i^>^-'^ 

Date Aj^^^Hjiy^L-.- 



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GENICALOGY CHART 



J'bhii' barnett HIGGINSON 



r; 



Jeff HIGGINSON 



lobby Gene HIGGINSON 



ick James HIGGINSO 
1 3 - X o V e mt) e r' ' i 5"S 6 



ied 31, "January 19 



Father 

B 30, September 192^^ 
M20, November 1948 
D 



Grandfather 



Bl3, April 18S0 

M24, June 1906 

D20, February 1957 Great grandmother 



Great grandfather 



M13, April 1880 
D 



Marybelle WAGONER 



Le onia_.L 
Grandmo 



f&Sfl ,^9P4NJ.gjH M4 Augu 
ther D 



B 

D 

e li j ah_J.cP AN IJ;L.„ 

Bi'^eo 

9t 1887 



B 26, August 188! 
D May 1954 



Virginia HARRIS 



B 1861 
D 
John KONYN 



ro 



Theodore John KONYK m 



Grandfather 
b3, August 1892 

M14, June 1914 
D 



Mildred PatronPlla K^nvn 



Mother 

BIT, August 1926 

M 20, November 1948 

D 



B 



4m 



Ellen Andersen 



Grandmother 

b24, January 1894 
Q February 1944 



1894 

Patronella BORST 

B 1855 
D 1938 

Otis Nelso ANDEPSEN 



V-r 7 -If 



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Sources of Information 



Interviews: 

Mrs. Alice Kraft 
Mrs. Helen Carter 
Mrs* Georgia Mart on 
Mrs. Mildred Hlgginson 
Mr, Bob Higginson 
Mr. Theodore Konyn 
Mrs. Eraerance Konyn 
Mr. jShn K'cnyn 
Mrs, Mabel Konyn 
Mr. Nick Konyn 
Mrs. Marie Konyn 
Mrs. Louise Konyn 



Chicago, Illinois 
Gary, Indiana 
Johnst-on City, Illinois 
Loves Farli, Illinois 
Loves Park, Illinois 
Marinette, V/isconsin 
Marinette, Wisconsin 
Marinette, V/isconsin 
Marinette, V/isconsin 
Marinette, V/isconsin 
Marinette, V/lsconsin 
Marinette, V/lsconsin 



THANK YOU 



Jeff Higginson was born at home into the growing family 
of John Barnett Higginson and his wife Mary Belle Haggener, 
The date was April 13, 1880 and home was a farm in Union County^ 
Kentucky. The family was a proud southern family whose wealth 
was on the decline; however they still had an above average income, 
Blacks who helped on the farm now had onced been slaves 
owned by John'a father* The area was Baptist and John 
brought his family up, which eventually grew to four boys'and 
three girls, in the Baptist religion* 

Their life wasn't as hard as others; but still the children 
helped with the work on the farm. The family grew almost all 
their own food, what they didn't grow was purchased in 
Morganf ield,. 1% miles from the farm. Their money came from 
the horses they bred for racing. 

All of the children helped on the farm and attended school 
whenever they could. School was a one room building which the 
students had to walk to. All the family activities were centered 
around the church and the rest of the family. Holidays were 
celebrated by big dinners and church socials* 

Jeff Higginson only reached the fifth grade in school. 
I have been unable to find out if this was because of the work 



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load at the farm or my grandfathers wandering nature. My 
grandfather left home and got a job as a lumberjack in 
Paducah, Kentucky, Here his foreman introduced his niece 
Leonia Leon McDaniel to Jeff Higginson, 

Elijah McDaniel and Virginia Harris were married on August 4, 
1887 and settled on their farm in Ballard County, Kentucky, 
Neither Elijah nor Virginia came from wealthy families. Their life 
would be of people who make their living from the land, 
making their own clothes, and slaughtering their own meat. 

On August 28, 1888 their first daughter was born and they 
named her Leonia Leon McDaniel, In all there would be four 
girls born into the family. They helped on the farm whose 
major crop was tobacco, Leonia started chewing tobacco at age 
seven in the fields and continued until her death. 

The girls attended school when the work on the farm 
permitted. Surprisingly, Leonia went through the eighth 
grade, since school was not considered necessary for a young 
girl. The more important things were learned at home such as 
cooking, cleaning and all the other things needed to be a 
good homemaker. 

Although the farm life was hard the family was close. 
Their activities were cerfered around the Baptist church and 
the small town of Bandana, which was a few miles from the farm. 



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The town of Bandana was only a post office, blacksmith shop, 
general store and three saloons. Most of the families in 
the area traded with the wap;on trains j^oinp; west which came 
by about three times a week. 

Leonia and her sisters p;rew up being trained to be wives. 
At a church social her uncle introduced her to a young man 
named Jeff Higginson. They started seeinc each other and were 
married on ^une 24, 1906 in Hickleff County, Kentucky, 



Leonia and Jeff Higginson lived 3t:\ poor life in Kentucky, 
The children came quickly and often one right after another, 
Jeff always grew his own food for his family; however the 
family's money came from his job as a mail boat pilot. He 
traveled up and down the Ohio River with mail, freight and 
sometimes a few passengers. The family moved to small tov;ns 
along the river whichever was the most convenient to wherf 
Jeff was working, Witn this kind of mobile life the family 
became quite dependent on one another. 

Leonia was boss over the children. Jeff worked long hours 
and seldom could be bothered with disciplining the children. 

After thirteen years of working on the river Jeff took 
his family west to southern Illinois in Massac County where 
he hoped he would be able to spend more time with his family. 
Here again Jeff had a small piece of land to farm, but also 
worked in nearby Joppa firing the boilers in a factory. Not 
caring for working in a building Jeff moved his family two years 
later to Johnston City, Illinois in Williamson County. 



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Here Jeff took a job as a top man at the coal mines. 
His job was directing coal cars as they came out of the mines. 
He had a good job and he wasn't confined indoors or worse yet in 
the shaft of the mine. 

Although the family moved quite a bit Leonia always made 
a good home for her children. There v/ere twelve children born 
in the family. Some of the children have unusual names because 
Leonia was an avid reader. She would name her children after 
the books heros, Jeff and Leonia children's names are Gerty May, 
Georgia Lee,. Rosie Juanita, Alice Kathern, William Jefferson, 
James Marshall, Sherlock Watson, Joseph Douglas, Lady Lloyd, 
Bobby Gene, and Lenna Nadene, In addition to her own c^^ildren 
there were always friends or relatives stayinrr with the family. 
By the time the family was living in Johnston City they were 
getting a little crowded. The house rule was all girls sleep in 
the front bedroom and all boys sleep in the back bedroom. 

My father was born while the family was living in Johnston 
City on September 30, 1928 and named Bobby Gene. This was 
just before the great depression but times werp not to hard on 
the family. Many of the brothers and sisters were married or livinj 
a)way from home. There were just four children still at home and 
Leonia's mother was living with the family by now. Jeff was still 
able to work at the mines and grow about half of the family's 
food on the small plot of land where the family lived. 



Pa!^e 5 



Johnston City wasn't a bad place to grov up in. The town 
had grown to 6,000 people and every thing anybody could want 
could be bought in town. The public schools were good and there 
were numerous churches. To a young boy growing up it was ideal. 
There were plenty of friends to go swimming with, or to the movies 
or the hundreds of other things that boys do, Rob was never 
over disciplined as a child, V/ith Jeff working and Leonia reading 
a young man could grow up quite independent. 

The first school Bob went to was sfiefferson Grade School 
and later Washington Middle School, The work load was similar 
to other schools all over the country; however there were also 
plenty of activities on the weekends for the students. Bob 
started Johnston City High School just as World War II was breaking 
out. All of his brothers and many of his friends went away. 
The high school was similar to others of the time as the male 
students recieved much more technical training than the students 
are taught now. Because of the war jobs were plentiful in the 
area, Bob worked part time all through hiph school. '^ome of his 
jobs were janitor in a ladies clothing store, delivering groceries, 
and working in a movie house. 

When Bob graduated from high school in 1946 the war was over. 
All of his brothers returned safely and tried to resume their old 
lives. Jeff had just retired from the mines (he later took a job 
as night watchman) and jobs were scarce. Unable to find a good 



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job Rob accepted an invitation to live with his sister Alice 
and her husband Frank Kraft in Chicago, Illinois. ^n the Chicago 
area jobs were easy to find and Rob was soon working as a 
stearafitter in the shipyards.. Later Bob changed jobs and went to 
work for American Can Company as a machine operator for the sum 
of $45.00 a week. 

Living on the south side of Chicago is quite different than 
living in southern Illinois. Bob worked all day and went out 
at night* On one of these occasions he was with a group of men 
and they met a group of nurses from one of the near by hospitals. 
In this group of nurses was a thin, dark haired girl from 
Wisconsin. Her name was Mildred Patronella Konyn. This was 
November of 1947 and Millie and Bob dated steadily for a year 
and were married in Marinette, Wisconsin on November 20, 1948. 



John Konyn and Patronella Borst were born, raised and married 
in Holland. Seeking to change their lives they followed relatives 
to a strange soundinc^ place in a promised land. Not many people 
in Holland could say Marinette, Wisconsin, but all knew of the 
United States. It was a country of freedom, wealth and land,. 

The journey to the new country was made by boat. The trip was 
long and difficult. Just days from New York harbor an infant 
daughter' of John and Patronella's became ill and died. The Captain 
of the ship agreed to keep the child's body aboard so that she could 



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be buried in a cemetary in the families new home. 

Upon arrival in ^ew York John and Patronella started the 
lone overland journey to Wisconsin. When they arrived John purchased 
a small farm outside of Marinette where he and his wife could 
forget their sorrow and start their life anew. 

Theodore John Konyn was born on August 3, 1892, In all 
Patronella had fifteen children and all were raised on the small 
farm in Vi'isconsin, Marinette was a community of farnimg and 
sawmills. There were twenty-six sawmills in Marinette and not 
much 61se, The town had a Catholic Church and a few stores and 
saloons. The farm families grevr all their own food, raised all 
their own meat and made their own belongings. 

When ^'heodore John was three years old his father died 
suddenly. Due to the hard life on the farm alone, his mother 
soon remarried a man called Peter Friend. Later they adopted 
a daughter of their own. 

Theodore John called John by everyone, grew up learning to 
work with his hands from his stepfather. Peter taught his step 
son how to farm and the use of carpenter's tools, Patronella 
made sure that was not all her children learned. Every day when 
the children were old enough they walked 3h miles to school. 
At home Patronella taught her daughters what they needed to know 
to become good wives and Peter taught his stepsons to be good 
huspands. and fathers. 



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A boy growing up in the late 1800's made his own activities* 
There were plenty of brothers and sisters to play with and the 
neighbors always had lots of children. There was always lots of 
hunting and fishinp to do too» The families church which was 
Catholic provided some social activities and Marinette was growing; 
all the time. 

In 1912 John went to a Halloween party and there he met a 
pretty, young lady named Ellen '^nderson. They liked each other on 
sight and John rode her home on the handle bars of his- bicycle. 
John and Kllen dated for two years and on June 14, 1914 they 
were parried in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marinette, 
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Ellen Anderson was born on January 24, 1894, Her father 
had a large dairy farm just outside Wilcox, Oconoma County, 
Wisconsin. He vras the first person to deliver milk door to door 
in Marinette, Ellen's life was similar to others growinr up in 
the area. The family had fourteen children. Their children 
worked on the farm and attended school. A protesiant: church 
was attended, faithfully every Sunday, The entire family would 
dress in their finest and use a horse draiwn wagon to go to church 
When Ellen was eighteen she met a tall, goodlooking young man 
named Theodore John Konyn, They were married on June 14, 1914 
when Ellen was twenty years old. 



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John and Ellen settled near Ivanhoe, Linden County, Minnesota. 
John had been there as a boy and had always liked the land. 
At the time of his marriape the state of Minnesota was offering 
farms to lease at a reasonable price. 

There family grew rapidly with eitrht children beintr born in 
eleven years. In 1930 there would be a ninth child born , in the 
family. John would put Ellen and the children into the wapon 
and po to a barn dance held every week in the town 5 miles away. 
John made a qood living in Minnesota and the family was comfortable. 
In 1928 he moved his family back to Marinette because Ellen's mother 
was ill. 

When the depression struck in 1929 times were hard for the 
family and John took a job as a milkman in Marinette. He used 
a horse drawn wagon going door to door delivering milk. The horses 
were so well trained they would stop at each house on the route 
by themselves. Later he worked on the government sponsered HPA 
program building roads. 

The farm house in Marinette was small. There were two bedrooms 
for the girls and one large bedroom for the boys. There was no elec- 
tricity or vrater in the house, and the bathroom was a good hundred 
feet from the back door. Their heat came from a pot-bellied stove 
in the dinning room and a big cooking stove in -the kitchen^ 
needless to say .the upstairs was verv cold on those winter nights. 

The family grew and canned their own food, butched their own 
meat and made their own sausages and cheese. All of this was 
stored in a dirt cellar under the house. 

Mildred Patronella was born August 11, 1926, Times were 
hard on the Knoyn family but it is remembered as a hapjjy one. 



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They are a very close family and everybody helped as best as they 
could. As Mildred crew older she helped her sisters pick berries 
at a neiphbors. The pay was 2f' a quart and on a pood day she mifrht 
earn 60f^. Other chores around the farm were weeding the vegetable 
garden, gathering fire wood, and bringinq the cows in for milking, 

When Mildred started school she had one wool dress for winter 
and one cotton one for summer which her mother made on a trendle 
sewing machine. The school was a single room with eight grades 
in it. Out of fifteen students in t)ie school eleven were Konyn's 
from three families. In the winter if a blizzard was coming Ellen 
would senfi one of the older boys with the horse drawn sleigh to 
school to bring the younger children home* 

The depression was easinr in the country. When the papermills 
started working again John got a j'ob as a millright with Scott 
Paper Company. For several years things improved for the family. 
The older children were workinc and thinking of marriage. John 
and Ellen never interferred with their childrers decisions. Once 
they were erown up the children were mature enough to decide how 
their lives would go. 

Disaster struck the family in Aug-jst 1941 when it was discovered 
that Ellen had tuberculosis. Her health declined and she was put 
in a sanitarian. The family was stunned, the person they relied 
on so heavily was suddenly gone. 

To further the anxiety the three oldest sons went away to 
war in 1942, John traveled as often as he could to be with Ellen,, 
but he knew it was only a matter of time. In February of 



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1944 ^llen passed away. ^he was buried in the family's plot 
in Marinette. ^lowly the family tried to return to normal; 
however it would never be the same. 

Mildred's sifters were marrying and when her brothers returned 
from overseas they too thought about marriaKC. In 1945 John 
remarried a widow named Emerence ^tewart with five children. Mildred 
took an apartment in Marinette after she (graduated from high 
school. She was workinc in the papermill on defense work for 
the army. Hahtinp a chant^e in her life Mildred decided to move 
to Chicago, Illinois after she saw an ad in the Eagle Star 
Marinette's newspaper for nurses aides at Michael Keese Hospital, 
-Mildred lived in a nurses dormitory fairly close to the hospital; 
however the neighborhood is in such a poor section of town that a 
police officer would meet the nurses coming off their shift at 
the front door of the hospital, and escort them to the dormetory. 
Many times groups of nurses would go out on their nights off. On 
one of these outinjj^ Mildred met a young man from southern Illinois 
named Bobby Gene . Higgins on , 

This was November of 1947 and Millie an^l iiob dated steadily 
for a year and were married in Marinette, Uisconsin, on November 20-,) 
1948, Their first home was in Chicago at 56th and Blackstone Avenue. 
By this time Bob was an inspector at American Can Company and 
Millie was working at Time-Life as a stenographer. 

In the begining of 1950 they moved to Homen Avenue on the 



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on the south side of Chicago and on November 13, 1950 their 
first child was born. They named him Patrick James. Millie 
quit work and they lived on one paycheck. Hy this time Bnb 
was making better money and they really weren't to bad off. 
The family was able to purchase furniture and a television set 
durinR this period. On February 11, 1952 a pirl was born into 
the family her name was Gail Marie, 

The family was prospering all the time. In 1953 the first 
automobile was purchased. Bob v-a s movinr: up at American Can 
Company and the raise in pay was welcomed. The family made many 
trips to Marinette and Johnston City to see family and friends; 
however one such trip was for a sad purpose. In 1953 Leonia 
Higginson passed away. The family gathered together to pay 
their respects to Leonia and help Jeff with his sorrow, Jeff 
was seventy-three by this time had trouble carinp; for himself. 
He was losing his sight. 

Bob talked Jeff into living with his family in Chicaj^o, Jeff 
stayed with either his son Bob or his daughter Alice. Bob felt 
that Jeff's blindness was curable and this was confirmed by specialists 
Jeff was operated upon and was able to see until his death in 
February 1957. 

Bob who now had nothing to keep him in Chicago decided to accept 
an offer from American Can Company to move to Cincinati, Ohio. 
This meant a promotion and a raise in pay for the family. The 
move was made in August, 1957, 



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The family first move to an apartment in Cincinnati where 
they lived for just a few months until a house was rented in 
the northern town of Morrow, Ohio* The town of Morrow was small 
only 300 people and quite different from Chicai^o or even Marinette 
and Johnston City. The town was in a valley with steep hills on 
either side, ^he least amount of snow pretty well broupth the 
entire town to a stand still for no one could pet out of town. 

Throuph the center of town passed the Little Miami Hiver. 
Every spring with the melting snows the river would flood. With 
us living on a tall hill we always had a pood view of the water. 
Our house became a refuge for people who had to leave their homes. 
The reason being *^ob was on a rescue boat and when he pulled people 
from their homes he gave them his address and sent them on. 

Tragedy struck the faniily on July 3, 1958. Pat and Gail 
walking home from the store accepted a ride from a neighbor 
Hendel Short. Hendel a constrution >/orker was bringing home a 
dump truck that night. On the ride home Gail, who was against the 
door, fell out and was run over by the rear wheels. She- was rushed 
to the hospital but died several hours later. bhe was buried in 
^^arinette, close to the Grandmother she had never known, Ellen. Konyn, 

The family was shaken by her death, i^ob and Millie who were 
planning to have a house built decided to go ahead with their plans. 
The home at 252 V^estview Drive was finished in November 1958, A 
"third child (Sharon Ann was born November 19, 1956) was born in 



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September, 1959 she was named Linda Louise, 

I rememher little of Chicago except towards the end of our 
stay there. I went to a Catholic rrado school for kinder^arden 
and first grade, but in Ohio I started Roin*' to public schools. 
Morrow was a pood town to live in. I had lots of friends and we 
always seemed to have plenty to do. In the winter the sleddin?: was 
preat, it seemed like we were poing a 100 miles per hour down 
those steep hills. In the summer there were plenty of fields to 
play in with our B-B gtms . In 1961 when my father announced that 
he had accepted a job offer from National Can Company and that 
we would have' to move back to Chicago, I wasn't too thrilled.. 
This was the only home I had kno'n and all of my friends were here. 
We went anyway. 

Bob would be an assistant foreman with National ^an Company. 
The move made in the sprinp of 1961 was made to Tinley Park, 
Cook County, Illinois. This is a southern suburb of Chicago. 
The first home here was out of the city limits so the choice of 
schools was between a small two room school or a Catholic Grade 
School in town. We went Catholic. 

I liked livine in Tinley Park, the friends I made are still 
friends today. The Catholic school wasn't too bad although I think 
they disciplined more than public schools. In 1963 my parents 
bought a second home right in Tinley Park, This was just before I 



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started h i ph school. 

Tinley Park "iph School was completely different from anythinp 
I had known before. The students changed classes after every hour 
and you didn t have a nun ready to hit yon uith a ruler at every 
corner. I puess the thint^ tha^ scared me most was the size of 
the school, it was bipqer than any school 1 had ever pone to. 
In high school I took all the technical courses and shop classes 
I could. I enjoyed working with my hands and subjects like Enj.lish 
History really didn't thrill me. ^lir^h school also provided me with 
the activities I had been raissinp before, namely pirls . In a 
Catholic school the girls wore long skirts and long sleeved blouses 
all the same color. Frankly, I wasn't too sure they were pirls. 
Thankfully high school taupht me more than reading, writing, and 
arithme t ic . 

In 1966 Bob announced to his family that National Can Company 
wanted him to transfer to Rockford, Illinois. The new job would 
be quality control supervisor, I had rone the first two years of 
high school in Tinley Park all of ray friends were here, but I 
was really excited about the move. 

1 In June of 1966 we moved to 806 Northfield Avenue, Loves Park, 
Illinois. The house is pretty large because by this time the family 
had grown to five children. Ellen Llaine born December 3, 1961, 
and Laura Alice ,. S ep t ember 10, 1963, In September I started 
Harlem High School as a junior. I made many friends quickly and 



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1 cuess of all the places I have lived I like Loves Park the best 
of all. 

I was not an outstanding student and my grades were mostly 
C*s» Again I was to wrapped up in social activities and work, 
I found that to have noney you had to work for it. So I started 
putting groceries in a bag at a local supermarket. This lasted 
about six months then I started workinj: a Triad Toy Store as a 
stock clerk. By the time I graduated from high school in 1968 
I was .the assistant manager. 

After graduation I started working at Woodward Governor as 
a heat treating furnace operator. I disliked the regimental way 
the company did things so early in 1969 I started working in the 
shipping denartment of Amerock Corporation. I was making what I 
thought was good money, but most of it was goinn into cars I was 
driving into the ground. I was getting more speeding tickets 
than my insurance could handle. The only reason I didn't get more 
was my car was usually being worked on because I was hard on 
clutches, transmissions, and engines. What money wasn't being 
spent on my car was being spent on dates. 

In "arch of 1969 a friend of mine asked me if I would go 
on a blind date with a girl she went to beauty school with. She 
also wanted me to take her into Great Lakes Naval Uase to see 
her fiance who had a 12 hour leave. This was my first date with 
Janet Dorothy Stevenson. 



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Jan who is a Canadian citircn had only been in this country 
for two years, *»e hit it off immediatly and on May 2-\ , 1969 
we became enRaged, Hy this time I working as a sot-up man at 
Amerock and '^ a n was workinp as a beautician at Kual Oaks Beauty 
Salon. On >Janiiary 31, 1970 we were married in St. Bridget's 
Catholic Church by Father Gordon. 

Our first apartment was at 4026 Auburn Street and later we 
moved to 603 Summit Street both are in Rockford. While living on 
Auburn Street I chanjjed jobs and went to v/ork for I. ^pinello 
Locksmiths, 3015 North Kocton Avenue in Kockford. I had been 
working about two years learning the locksmithing trade from them. 
This was on a part time basis. "^nn became prerrnant in June of 1970 
and quit her job in December. In January I was laid off because 
work was slow. I was fed up with ^ockford and I decided to try my 
luck somewhere else. Jan had lived in Hollywood, Florida and 
still had relatives livin<^ there. We moved in January 1971, 

I got a job at Lee's Locksmith and Bicycle Shop. Jan and 
I had a small apartment close to the ocean and we really enjoyed 
ourselves. On March 31, 1971 our son Steven Robert was born, 
I don't know if there are any moments happier in a mans life than 
when his first son is born. I haven't found any. 

We did well in Florida the weather was beautiful and I enjoyed 
my job. In October of 1971 Jan had an opportunity to travel back 
to Rockford with the baby. She accepted and came back to show 



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Steven off to my parents who had never seen him. The day after 
arrival Steven started actinr sick so he was taken to see a 
pediatrician. His diagnosis was pneumonia and Steven was 
hospitalized immediatlyr I flew up from Florida to be with 
my family. Steven made no inprovement in three weeks so the 
doctor transferred him to Childrens Memorial Hospital in Chicago, 
Illinois . 

Here the specialists told us they thoufht Steven had a rare 
immunity deficiency known as Amnagammaqlobulinemia . The pneumonia 
he had was an offshoot of this called Pneumocis t is cis Carinii. 
Steven had to have a lung biopsy to confirm the doctors diagnosis. 
He was put into intensive care after surgery where his condition 
steadily declined. He was treated A^ith experimental drugs and my 
wifes blood plasma. On November 16th we were told that Steven 
brain could no longer function and his body would not respond. 
When they removed the equipment that was breathing for Steven he 
kept breathing on his own. The fl'octors are still unable to explain 
this but his condition slowly improved. We were able to take him 
home on December 31, 1971, It was a good start to the now year. 

In Florida Steven was so weak that he was back in hospitals 
several times before his lungs became strong enough to fight germs. 
Every time he coughed he had pneumonia. He still gets shots every 
three weeks but he has be quite healthy. We unable to locate 
specialists in Florida, who was familiar with Stevens disease, so 
Jan and I decided to move back to Loves Park where we could be close 



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enough to Chicano.. 

Ke now live at 109 Pennsylvania Avenue in Loves Park. I 
have worked at J. L. Clark Incorporated as a die-setter since 
our return in September of 1972. I decided to go back to school 
and see if I could improve myself. I plan on graduating in January 
of 1976 then transferrinr to Northern Illinois University for 
adegree in Industrial Encineering. 



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ducat I on (number of years) — ' ' / ^ n6 , 7 . 



grade school ^ high school____i vocational ^col lege_J 

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3ur Mother 

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ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family Affi 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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IjaLI&HEDBVWILOERS GENEALOGICAL BOOK SHOP, SOMERVILLE 43 



InEFAOE 

All of thooe in ray direct line from the Woe cide are 
dead»C7) 5Miia created problemo but thnnico to the extra- 
ordinary ■ worlc- of my Aunt Florence (my mbther-'s' Dieter)'^ 
LiUGii inforur'tioa haa been found on the Wog glrde;- 'Kiere 
;:.re a.- brother snd sister living- of my gr^^ndfather (Pranli 
Wofs) 'androne otep brother of my grr ndmother (.llit'-Tj Mf?lotka). 
Illy Aunt Pioi'cince v;i.is unable to get dates for Alexander 
ivialctelir because he ws.c only 31 v/Len he died, i'hore s.re 
no dq^t^s..on -the iiicrktr in the cemfetery. She thought eh out 
txic Gl^rk oi (Jour-G, but her htt£bj5,iid (Hay Brown) aayB they 
\.'ould not. §;p, j;hi'oi3i^hfyM^3a. i*nd jeiii'o of re come trying to 
fii-id.-da,te8, t4io<1;,;rai^htdn.fcveje,.:liaY^'. been, record ..d.. Bceordt:'. 
v:^^e /i(^t.;.vcry ;{jQ;0^..in..tjuQC(j, dfc,y|.,,.. c.«k" t-it: . h* ct^di^- idee, oven 
rhcut t^e.tiDxe ^iai which h^a, was; /^prri .or diecl». . |(Iy ^^^:fe'i-5vt. ■ 
Crp^fij^iQtlicr {llv.Tyc.iin 03 csewoki) remrj?ricd Jacoc Budnick 
r.ftcr 41exa.pLd,e!32 I'lalotl^e. ,hAd died. ;,a:der snd hnrdftr to rr.*''.* 
Living. Wheat froa Minnesota and the Sajsotae wae \tt\<i''r - 
selling European grain even where it wag ^rovr . !^ey .*-earrt 
about the United States giving free land to hoae«t?ad«r» v*-.. 
would teike out their first ci':ir>-rr..-b:'p ^.^pers. A brotber 
bad already ecr.e to th? re'^ coii;,try. F« a*nt th«» inovifh 
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Great Grandparents - V/os Side 

My great grandfather, Anton Voss, was German; my great 
grandmother, Mary Tromka, was Polish. Both were born during 
the iS^O's in Poznan, Poland, which was under the rule of 
Prussia. Each could speak both German and Polish. Young 
people were not allowed to choose their own spouses. ijiton 
Voss was picked out to be the husband of Mary Tromka by her 
mother and older sister. Ke was 20 and she was 18. After 
the marriage, they continued to live '/ith the Voss parents 
in a small house in a little village on the outskirts of 
Poznan, Polsind, The furniture consisted mostly of wooden 
benches and a table and a huge stove. Attached to the house 
was a room, unheated, where a couple of cows, a pony and 
poultry were kept during the night. Five children were born 
in Poland. 

As time went by, it was getting harder and harder to make 
a living. \Vheat froa Minnesota and the Dakotas was under- 
selling European grain even where it was grown. They heard 
about the United States giving free land to homesteaders who 
would take out their first citi^.enrihi p rapers. A brother 
had already gone to ths new country. Ee sent the;'! enough 
money to ^-et across the ocean. 



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So in 1880, they came to the United States and settled 
in Winona, Minnesota, where this brother was living. Little 
is remembered of the brother by descendents. Voss, as most 
of the immigrants, was ambitious, intelligent, and skilled 
in the use of tools. The logging business was flourishing 
in this little city at that time because it is situated on 
the Mississippi River where logs could be floated down the 
river on barges. Anton Voss worked in one of the three saw 
mills, sawing the logs by hand. The logs were piled into 
pyramids, and the children had great fun climbing the pyramids 
and getting into a lot of mischief. It was their job to 

collect the waste wood and haul it home for fuel for cooking 
and heating. Three more children were born in the United 
States. 

V/hen they came to the United States, the name "Voss" 
was now spelled "V/os", because of the pronunciation of the 
"V". To this day in w'inona there are only the descendents 
of this one fajnily by that name. However, in Chicago there 
are many by the name of V«'os. 

Because of Anton Wos' skill with tools, he later built 
houses, starting v;ith the basement and then doing the car- 
penter v/ork - everything from start to finish. In his spare 
time he built a large home for his growing family on V/est 
'tth Street, which, with improvements, is still standing today. 
At that time it was considered one of the better homes in the 



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city. He was so good in mason work, that other carpenters 
had him build their basements, Ee would do this by chipping 
the rocks with a chisel by hand so that the rocks would fit 
into place and make a uniform appearance on the outside. 
His hands were always cracked and bleeding. 

The city of Winona is a long and narrow city because 
of its location. The Missippi River runs along the north 
side and Lake V/inona and the bluffs on the opposite side. 
It could expand only at the ends. At its widest it is only 
1^ blocks, but the population today is over 26,000. It is 
situated in one of the most beautiful regions in the country, 
especially the picturesque view from it to its neighboring 
city of LaCrosse, 'Wisconsin. 

The family was Catholic and very religious. Religion 
played an importajit part in their lives. Evenings and holi- 
days were spent reading the Bible or prsiying the rosary. 
Every child was required to kneel beside the bed every night 
to recite a long list of memorized prayers in Polish, It 
was considered a sin to play cards or do any work on Sundays. 
They attended church services v/ithout fail on Sundays and 
Holydays. These days were for the Lord, Children did not 
need much disciplining. Each had his or her own chore to do. 
However, there was always a stick with leather straps nailed 
to one end of it hanging on the wall. Just seeing it there 
was enough to keep them from disobeying. Only in great in- 



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stances was it ever used to wallop one on his backside. 

When work became scarce in Winona, Anton V/os, with his 
two oldest sons ( Martin and Frank ), took a homestead near 
Marinette, Wisconsin, Here he worked the land and built a 
house out of logs before bringing his family there. When 
the youngest son ( Joseph ) got married, he moved in with 
them. Anton lived for several years here. In 1915» v;hen 
he was 71, he moved into the city and got a job as Janitor 
in the Sacred Heart Church. The son ( Joseph ) remained in 
the house. This new home was a four room freime house. He 
lived in two rooms and a married daughter moved into the other 
two. Hard work seemed to agree with these old people ( Anton 
and Mary ) and neither had much trouble with their health. 
They lived a long life into the late eighties. 



Great Grandparents From Grandmother ' s S j,d , e 

My grandparents from my mother's grandmother's side 
lived in a small house in the east end of Winona, Minnesota, 
where they were born. Both were of Polish descent, although 
he had some French in his background. At that time this 
whole section of the city was practically 100% Polish Catholic. 
There were only a few houses scattered in the rest of the city. 
They lived on Kakato Avenue, the widest cross street in the 
city. Facing South, the street seems to run right into the 
famous bluff with Sugar Loaf at the top. Houses were built 
on half lots one room wide and three rooms long. They were 
so close to each other that if one stretched out his arms 
and walked betv;een them, he could touch both at the same tine. 
My grandparents never sold the other half of their lot. They 
planted a gairden on it. With little variation, each had 
a parlor in the front, a sitting room and a kitchen. The 
parlor was used only on special occasions, such as weddings, 
funerals or when special compajiy or the priest carae to call. 
The best furniture v;as placed in this room; some had an organ. 
Usually a portion of the kitchen was walled off for a bedroom, 
large enough only to hold s. bed. The mother and father slept 
here. There usually was a bed or cot in one corner of the 



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sitting room, where the children slept. And depending upon 
the size of the family, another cot might be placed in a 
corner of the kitchen. Often several children slept in one 
bed. The pliunbing, of course, was outside. 

The few sidewalks were of wooden boards nailed to two 
by fours on the sides. Many of the homes had a wooden picket 
fence in front of the yard and another separating the houses. 
There was also a higher fence in the back yard along the alley. 
There were many peddlers. The farmer sold his vegetables 
with a wagon drawn by a horse, the fisherman shoved his two 
v/heeled cart along the street and the Junkman collected old 
rags and scrap metal. . . .'.:..■■ 

Later as better educated German, Dutch and Swede immi- 
grants arrived, they settled in other parts of the city. 
They built l&rger and better homes. Many had a barn back of 
the house to house the horse and buggy used for transporta- 
tion. These barns sometiries were almost as large as the 
houses. ■ 

The important occasion in a child's life was his First 
Communion. Girls were dressed like miniature brides in white 
lace dresses with wreathes and veils; little boys sported 
their first real suit. Ko matter how poor the people were, 
there was always money saved to make this a memorable occf.sion, 
Pictures helped make it a memorable day. 

Vlhen someone died, the underteJcer brought the deceased 



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back to the" house and placed the casket in the parlor. Here 
it stayed for two days and nights, with mourners coming to 
pray. The body was never left alone during this period. A 
wreath was placed on the front door, indicating that there 
was a dead body in the house. The kind of flowers and the 
color of the ribbon on the wreath designated the sex and age 
of the deceased. " ■■■'/' "\ .}■ 

Alexander Malotka and Maryann Olszewski were both very 
young when they were married. They had five children, two 
of which died in infajacy. He was a stone cutter. '.Jhen he was 
31 yeeirs old, he lifted a heavy stone and burst a blood vessel, 
which caused his death. • .■ • , ' ■ . .^.- 

My great grandmother reniarried Jacob Budnick sind had 
two more children. He worked in the saw mills in the summers 
and sometimes found work cutting ice in the winters. Ky 
great grandmother also died very young at the age of ^5» 



Maternal Grandmother , Mary Malotka 

My grandmother was the third child born to the first 
marriage. She went to school throu2;h the fourth grade and 
then her stepfather made her quit to help support the fsunily. 
She was too young to get a job in a factory, so she did house- 
work for some wealthy people, the Bakers, who rem the biggest 
shoe store in the city. She gave all the money she earned 
to her parents, as did all the children in those days. Much 
of it was sx^ent on her younger sister ( Anna ), the daughter 
of her stepfather. '.Vhen she was a little older, she got a 
job in a laundry, ironing the better garments. Sometimes 
when she came home from work she would stand by the front 
fence or swing on the gate and watch the people passing by. 
Often, she saw a handsome man with black wavy hair pass by. 
One day he stopped to talk with her. This was the beginning 
of a romeince that developed into a wedding. 

\«/hen they were married, they rode in a carriage drawn 
by a horse to the church and back. These carriages ;vere 
also used for funerals and were rented from livery stables. 
There were several in the city. Weddings were celebrated 
for three days. Every v/edding was celebrated with a barrel 
of beer and an accordian player who played for dancing through- 
out the night, .- . 



Maternal Grandfather , Frank VJos '■" ':', 

My grandfather was five years old when they came to the 
United States. All he could rememher of the trip was seeing; 
the high waves on the ocean, the Statue of Liberty and riding 
£tn elevator in New York City. 

Eis folks settled in the west end of Winona, Minnesota, 
and the religious school he attended was in the east end. He 
and his brothers and sisters walJied to school barefoot. They 
had a man instructor who taught them in Polish. During re- 
cess, they played tag or games with a ball. He went through 
the eighth grade, which was considered a good education at 
that time. But all his life he liked to read and acquired 
quite an education on his own, taking a keen interest in poli- 
tics. He favored the Republican Party. 

V/hen his father moved to I'arinette, V/isconsin, he was 
one of the sons to ^o along. However, he did rot like this 
kind of life; he wajited to see the world. So he left. He 
would work for a time in one place, earn some money and then 
move on to another, saving his fare by riding in a box car. 
In this way, he saw much of the United States. hTien he got 
tired of this life, he capie back to V.inona, built himself 
a houseboat and decked it on the Mississippi River near a 



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saw mill in the east end of the city. Not too far from here 
was a store on Mankato Avenue, where he bought his groceries. 
Many times on his way he would pass a house where he often 
saw a beautiful girl swinging on their front gate. One day 
he decided to stop and talk to her. This is how he met the 
girl who beccune the most important person in his life. 

Both loved to dance. There were several dance halls in 
the city where dajaces were held every Saturday night. The 
Radecky, where they usually went, was in the east end and 
the Philamonic was in the center of town. It was at these 
dance halls where most of the young people met their future 
mates. The most popular dances were the waltz, two step and 
the square dance. Sometimes grandfather called the quadrille. 

In 1898, when President KcKinley called for volunteers 
for the Spanish American War, grandfather enlisted in the 
army. (For some unknown reason, he was registered under the 
najne of "Voss" and even many years later when he drew a small 
pension, his checks were issued under that name. ) At that 
time it was a disgrace to be drafted, and enlisted men refu- 
sed to associate with those who were conscripted. The occasion 
for the war cajne out of Cuba, when a revolt against Spain's 
intollerable treatment arose. President McKinley hated to 
interfere, but when the U.S. battleship "Maine" was destroyed,, 
he recommended to Congress that the United States intervene 
to set Cuba free. V/hen the men v;ere sitting around the camps 



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they would chant: 

Spain, oh Spain, you ought to be ashamed 

For killing all our men and blowing up the "Maine" 

Grandpa's regiment was stationed in Georgia and the sanitary 

conditions were very bad. Typhoid fever and other diseases 

broke out and caused more deaths to American soldiers than 

Spanish bullets. Grandfather said that the men were so skinny 

that they looked as if their stomachs were touching their backs. 

His regiment was £0.1 set to leave for Cuba when news came 

that the war was over. However, because of the bad conditions 

in the camp, he contracted a severe case of catgirrh and asthma, 

which he was unable to cure and was troubled with the rest 

of his life. He was always hacking, and even if people did 

not see him, they knew he was around when they heard it - such 

as in church. ' " - 

When he returned from the watr, he resumed his romance 
with my grandmother and they were married January 15, 1900« 
He was 25 and his bride was 20, Now he had to settle down, 
BO he got a Job in the Northwestern Shops at the far end of 
the western part of the city and rented a small house nearby. 
Two children ( Henry and Angeline ) were born here. But he 
could not get his love for the water out of his system, so 
he bought land on Prairie Island, which is located about one 
mile from the shops. The only access to it was by boat. 
Here, like his father, he built a home from basement to top. 

In ISCf, when thei,r_fourth child ( Florence ) was on the 



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way, this house burned down. All that was sailvaged was a trunk, 
containing a few cherished valuables: their wedding pictures, 
wedding garments and a few other things. The insuramce on the 
house had lapsed the week before and they were left penniless. 
They were too proud to seek cherity, so moved into the barn. 
Grandfather began building another house, but when he got the base- 
ment almost finished, his catarrh became much worse. The 
doctor told hin that he had consumption ( TB ) and that he 
would not live much lon^^er. Le lost all interest in life 
or in the new hone. He quit his job and they moved into the 
basement, where they lived for many years. Some years later, 
the framework of the house was erected, but that's as far 
as it got. One half of the basement was made livable. The 
other half had no floor and was used for storage. The living 
half was divided into two rooms, one for cooking and living, 
the other for sleeping. Two beds were in this section. 
Grajttdfather slept in one with a young son and grandmother 
in the other, always with a baby. When more children arrived, 
a bunk was fashioned over one of the beds. At one time four 
children slept across the bunk with the pillov;s on the long 
side against the wall, instead of at the head. Ten children 
were born, but at no time were all at home at the same time. 
There was a span of 22 years between the first ( Henry ) and 
the last child ( Kary ). Four had left home before the last 
two were born. There was always an antique cradle in one 



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corner of the kitchen where the baby lay during the day. 
One Bon still jokes about this cradle. He was four years 
old before the next baby arrived a_nd rather long for the 
cradle. He laughs that he was pretty lucky not to have crip- 
pled legs. 

How did they make a- living? They raised cows for milk 
ajid sometimes pigs, and poultry for eggs and meat. They • 
grew corn for the chickens and made hay for the cows for the 
winter. Vegetables from the large garden were stored for the 
winter in the other half of the basement. They raised straw- 
berries and raspberries, which they sold - some was made into 
jam. The money derived from this was saved to buy flour and 
sugar for baking, etc. Grandmother was a genius for making 
a dollar stretch, and she made the most delicious pastries 
and biscuits. People gave them used clothing, which was re- 
made into children's garments. At no time were they ever 
given any aid from the city. 

The children had to row a boat to attend the Jefferson 
School which was located in the west end, near the shops. 
When the wind v/as bad and the v;aves were high, they had to 
muster all the skill they had to cut the waves just the right 
way to keep the boat from overturning. They loved winters 
because they could walk on the ice. When the oldest son 
( Henry ) finished the 8th grade, he quit and got a job in 
the shops. He gave most of his money to the folks to help 



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eupport the family. The three oldest girls ( Angeline, Flor- 
ence and Genevieve ) left home when they got to Junior High 
to work for their room and board in town. This is because 
it was too far to walk all the way to the center of town and 
row a boat part of the way. . >^ ■ ' : ■ 

In 1936 the government put in the 9 foot channel, which 
flooded most of their land, but not the part where the house 
was. However, from now on they were troubled with high water 
in the spring coming into the basement. Then a road was built 
ajid the younger children could walk or ride bicycles, which 
were built from several old ones. More people began to build 
homes here; it seemed an ideal place to raise children and, 
with the road, not too far to drive them to school. Land 
for a park was donated to the city and used by all the large 
factories for their annual picnics. 

Not until 19^0 was the house finished over the basement. 
A married son, who lived only about a mile av/ay, helped build 
it into a lovely home. But by this time all the children 
were married but the three youngest ( Thomas, George and 
Mary ), and the youngest ( Mary ) was already in college. 
They wired it for electricity even though there was none to 
hook up to. The people on the island had been fighting for 
it for years. ^ihen it finally was put in, all that was needed 
was to have it connected. Up until this tine, their only 
source of light was fron kerosene Icjnps. When the youngest 



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son ( George ) got married, he built a home about a block 

away and started a mink ranch. The three married children 

and their families, who lived in Winona caine almost every 

Sunday afternoon to visit. It was like having a reunion 

every week. ■ ■.•^''•.. ' . •• .■■:::.-/' ■■■■ :. ^.. 

All through the years gremdpa was very proud of serving 
his country. The Spanish-American veterans, along with its 
auxilary, held meetings and annual picnics, often on the island. 
They majrched in the Decoration Day parade and all other events. 
In later years, they rode in cars, while the younger veterans 
from World V/ar I and II did the marching. By the time grand- 
father reached 90* there were only three lef t. . . , . then only 
two. Now there are none. At the time when grandfather was 
one of the only two Spanish-Anerican 'Jar Veterans still alive 
in Winona, I remember him having high hopes of being the final 
one to pass away. I understand that the other person was in 
terrible condition but managed to outlast grandpa. 

1950 marked the golden wedding. All their children and 
grandchildren came from all parts of the country for the 
celebration. They were also honored at another celebration 
by the United Spanish War Veterans - and they still danced 
at the party. They took their first airplane trip when he 
was 85 and she was 80 to California to visit a married daugh- 
ter ( Genevieve ) and other relatives. V/hen their 60th anni- 
versary was approaching, their children planned another reunion, 



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but grandmother became ill and it had to be postponed. She 
never recovered enough and died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 
81. Grandfather went to California with the daughter to live 
for a few months, then came back to V/inona and lived alone 
for about a year before entering a rest home. He was really 
never happy, yet never complained. Life without his wife was 
meaningless. . . • . ;' ' 

Three bad floods threatened the city. The first came 
in 1952. Many of the houses on the north side were flooded 
amd people had to move. The basement of my grandfather's 
home is about ^ feet above the ground on the outside. The 
water rose to within 3 feet of the first floor and right up 
to the back door. The next two were in 19^5 and I966. The 
later one was the worst in the history of the city. It came 
fast, without any v/arning or prediction. As it rose, all avail- 
able manpower was recruited. Temporary dykes were built with 
speed around the city. Everyone v/ho owned any type of truck 
was requested to donate it for the duration. Contractors 
were assigned specific sections of the city and were respon- 
sible for it. College students and high school boys were 
given time off to work on the sandbags. V/omen made sandwiches 
and coffee and took it to the work areas. No cars were allowed 
around. The employment Office, of which grandfather's son-in- 
law is manager, was open Zk hours a day recruiting men. An- 
nouncements were made every 5 minutes on the radio, advising 



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volunteers where to report. People from surrounding cities . - 
over a hundred miles away came to help and bring equipment. 
All highv'/ays were closed into the city, and policemen were sta- 
tioned at each to see that no one entered. Firms donated their 
employees free and paid them regular wages. Residents on the 
island were ordered to evacuate their homes. Two mink ranchers 
volunteered to help move the son's mink to one of their Rush- 
ford ranches. The females were in gestation and should not be 
touched during this period. He took a terrific loss when the 
kits were born. 

The v/ater rose to within a fraction of an inch of the 
first floor of my grajidfather' s house. Predictions were for 
it to go higher. Then the force of the water broke railroad 
tracks across the Mississippi River and the water rushed through. 
Instead of rising higher, it began to fall. All over the country, 
people were reading and hearing on the radio that the city of 
Winona was being wiped off the map by the flood, but with such 
heroic cooperation, it survived. Grandpa watched all the acti- 
vity from his window of St. Anne Hospice. 

One of grandfather's brothers who was born in the United 
States and living in Marinette, Wisconsin had more luck. First 
he ran a butcher shop, then changed to a saloon because there 
was more profit. After the crash of 1932, he invested in the 
stock market. His shares doubled and tripled and rose in value 
until he was worth five hundred thousand dollars, but he still 
lived frugally. 



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Throughout the years my grandparents derived most of their 
joy in watching the events and accomplishments of their chil- 
dren sind grandchildren. All but two v/ent through high school, 
and three went on to get college degrees. '.<"hen grandfather 
died in a rest home at age 93 from a stroke, he was given 
a military funeral, which I'm sure, would have pleased him. 



Paternal Grandmother , Helen Spence 

Helen Cecilia Spence was born on November 15, l89^ in .." 
Montgomery, Minnesota. She was the 4th child of John Spence 
and Bridget ( Sheehan ) Spence. . . ;. ' - .- • -; . . :/ 

In her childhood she lived in a big farm house on a l60 
acre farm Jjz miles away from Montgomery, Minnesota. The house 
consisted of 8 rooms. Three rooms were upstairs and 5 rooms 
were downstairs. In all 5 children were born to the Spences, 
2 boys and 3 girls. 

No family members other than parents and their children 
lived in this house. Aging parents tended to live in their own 
home. Helen's father lived with her younger sister Mairy ( Spence ) 
Warnemunde. Mary's husband ( Say ) died when she was quite 
young. He was killed in an automobile accident while on a 
hunting trip. . . , 

Her father xvas a farmer and put cut 1000 bushels of wheat 
a year. He also was a representative for the state of Minnesota 
from 1908 to 1910. . . ^ ■ 

The fcimily considered itself average. Family income was 
used to raise and educate the children. Dave had two years 
of college. Ann had two years of college and then became a 
teacher. Pat famed after graduating from grade school. 



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Helen had one year of college and went on to become a secretary, 
Mary did not go on to college after high school. 

The children played baseball, danced and attended church 
events. They would ride horses to see the games. Everyone 
had chores that had to be done. Her mother cooked and ironed. 
Mary and her mother shared the work of milking the cows. Every- 
one gardened. Her father did the planting and plowing and also 
fixed the farm machinery v/hen it broke down, Ann handled the 
sewing chores. Dave and Pat helped with the general farm work. 

The home was big enough to house everyone without too 
much trouble. People would come from a 15 mile radius by horse 
and buggy for the family reunions. • 

Religion played an extremely large part in fajnily life. 
The fajnily was Catholic and very religious. Such occasions as 
Confirmations, weddings, Baptisms and First Holy Communion 
played major roles in their lives. 

Both of Helen's parents disciplined the children. The 
stick was not used too much and Helen's grandparents did not 
particiir'ate in disciplining the children. 

Werner Hilgers was working as a hired hand on a farm in 
New Prague, Minnesota. He met Pat Spence who was the brother 
of Helen Spence who lived in the nearby town of Montgomery, 
Minnesota. Fat introduced his sister Helen to Werner Hilgers. 
They went together 6 years before getting married on October 28, 
1919 in Karysburg, Minnesota. Suprisingly they broke up 6 
times before the tie was r.aJe. As will be seen they cox.e fror. 



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similar types of family backgrounds. Neither needed approval 
to get married. After they got married they rented out rooms 
to supplement income. ■•.■.•"■ 

After Helen and V.'erner were married in 1919 they bought 
their first radio and automobile in 1922. Both items had 
already been on the market for awhile but lack of money had kept 
them from purchasing these items earlier. They bought their 
first TV in 1953. 

In her childhood she lived ll-i miles away from Montgomery, 
Minnesota v/hich had a population of 1200 people. The town was 
primarily Bohemian. It had 3 general stores, 3 saloons, 2 • . 
meat markets, 1 flour mill, 1 feed mill, 1 Catholic church 
and 1 Lutheran church. For entertainment they had 1 bowling 
ailley and 1 movie theatre but it was only open on weekends. 
They always had a '+th of July parade. ' • • ■ .■ 

There was alv/ays some school event to attend because they 
had 3 schools in town. One was a high school and two were grade 
schools, one being Catholic and the other public. People 
could always be seen playing baseball, tossing horseshoes or 
attending card parties sponsored by the churches. Light was 
provided by kerosene lamps and the townpaper was called the 
Montgomery Messen^^er . 

After Helen left home she became a stenographer for an in- 
surance company in Minneapolis throughout 1916 and 1917. Later 
she took on another job in the same city. She became a general 
office girl for the George A. Clark £,- Co. This was during 19l3 
and 1919. After marrying she worked again as a general office Si^li 
Kennedy Dairy, Madison, Wisconsin where she currently lives. 



Paternal Grandfather , Vi/erner Hilgers 

Werner Peter Hilgers was born on October 10, 1895 in 
Springfield Township, Wisconsin. He was the 1st child born to 
Casper Hilgers and Magdeline ( Acker ) Hilgers. . , 

V.'hen his father was married he was given a farm by his 
wife's father, '-.erner lived on his father's farm in Springfield 
Township until he was 7 years old. In New Prague, Minnesota his 
father was a solicitor for sugar beets for the Chaska Minnesota 
Sugar Co. As a solicitor he made S150 a month, which is an 
annual salary of SlSOO. He also hired labor to harvest sugar 
beets. . - •••. .i >/...- ■ -^ .. 

Their rented home in Nev; Prague consisted of 8 rooms. In 
all the Hilger's had 7 children. Four of them were boys and 
three were girls. ( Werner, George, 2ose, Marie, Ted, Leo, and 
Anna ) , " 

No family members other than parents and their children 
lived in this house. Aging parents lived in their own hone and 
IVerner's father lived with George ( V/erner's brother ). 

The family considered itself average. Family income was 
used to raise and educate the children. Everyone completed grade 
school but only Werner, George and Anna furthered their education. 
Werner completed 11th grade. George finished high school and 
even went to a business college for one year. Anna had a college 
education. She then entered the convent and became a nun under 



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the name of Sister Leora. 

Werner's mother ran a bakery shop and ice cream shop in 
Wauneikee, V/isc. His father first owned a 160 acre farm but 
sold it to become a creamery owner in Waunakee. At the time he 
also sold farm machinery. V/hen the family moved to New Prague, 
he worked for the su^ar beet company as I have a;readi mentioned. 
Later in his life he worked for a wholesale grocery company in 
Madison. ■ ■; y\ 

Because I have already mentioned several different cities 
in the life of the family I aun sure it is quite confusing. I 
will try to clear this up by briefly recreating my grandfather's 
life so we can see where all the cities fit in. 

V/erner Hilgers was born in Springfield Township in 1893» He 
lived on a farm there until he was 7 years old. The faimily then 
moved to the city of V/aunakee where he lived until he was 19 years 
old. In V/aunakee he used to help at the creamery and he also 
made ice cream for his mother. Everyone then moved to New Prague 
where he worked h years on someone's farm cultivating sugar beets. 
At the age of Zk he entered the Army for one year. Ee v;as sta- 
tioned at the University of Indiana in Valparaiso and also at 
Camp Taylor which is in Louisville, Kentucky. After his year 
of service in the Army he became a buttermalier and helper in 
Lodi and V/aunakee. At the age of 26 he married Helen Spence 
in Karysburg, Minnesota on Cctober 28, 1919« He then went 1 
semester to the University of V;isconsin before beginning work 
for the Borden Co. (dairy) in 1920. He V'/orked there 23 years. 

As a young boy he spent his holidays fishin^i-, dancing, 



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bowling and playing horseshoes. He could remember family 
reunions where the people came by horse. Z^i/u.^. --•wU-iV-.'. :-::r;>;y; 

Religion played a large part in fajnily life. The fauaily 
was Catholic and very religious. The sacraments of Confirmation, 
Marriage, Baptism and First Holy Communion were very important 
days in the lives of this family. .■...■ , • 

Both parents disciplined the children. The stick was only 
used in serious situations. Grandparents did not help disci- 
pline the children. ..;•: "l- v.. a '■- -••■.- "_'^- - -.;..;.„■ .•";,,.\. , v. :i.^ v- v -'.";.. 

Waunakee, '.■.'isconsin had a population of 500 people. 
The tov;n v/as pri:::arily German. There were 2 general stores, 
1 creamery, 3 saloons, 1 meat market, 1 Catholic church, 1 
Protestant church, 1 high school and 2 grade schools. One 
grade school was Catholic and one v;as public. For entertainment 
the kids played tennis, baseball and bowled at the only alley 
in town. Light was supplied by kerosene lamps. The town 
newspaper was the "..'aunakee Tribune . 



Father, Robert Hil^jers -- ■"" 

Robert Iverner Hilgers was born on Kay 26, 192^ in Madison, 
vVisconsin which is in Dane County, He v;as the 1st child of ." .. ; 
Werner Hilgers and Helen ( Spence ) Hilgers. '' '" '" • " " 

He lived on Fitch Ct. until 195^ when he was in ^th grade. 
Later he moved to 101^ Drake St, where he lived with his family 
until he went into the U.S. Army in 19^3« Their house had 8 
rooms which was quite adequate considering only he and his young- 
er brother John lived with their parents. The house looked 
like it was brick and it had 3 bedrooms upstairs, Robert and 
John lived in the upstairs until they left home. After they 
left home the entire upstairs was rented out to University of 
Wisconsin students to supplement income. The cost was five to 
seven dollars a week per student. They only supplied the stu- 
dents with a room. The students had to grab food somewhere else. 

No family members other than parents and their children 
lived in this house. However, as previously mentioned the up- 
stairs rooms were rented out to university students. Married 
sons did not continue to live in their parents' household nor 
did aging parents live in their children's households. 

His mother rented out the rooms and kept up the entire 
house. His father worked in the dairy. Robert and John 
shoveled snow, v;iped dishes and carried out ashes from the 
coal fire furnace. Later they had a stoker. 



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When Robert was a freshman and sophomore in high school 
he delivered papers on Sunday for SI. 50 a week. In his junior 
year he worked for the Wisconsin State Journal . He drove a 
pick-up truck delivering carriers their bundles of newspapers. 
In his senior year he worked for a meat market. He v;ould de- 
liver meat to hospitals, institutions and schools before and 
after school. Robert was in the service when John took on odd 
jobs. Therefor he v/ouldn't know what jobs John had. 

The family considered itself average. Family income was 
used to raise and educate the tv;o children. John did not -^o 
on to college after high school but Robert graduated from the 
University of V/isconsin in January of 1950. 

Since his father v;orked in the dairy he even v;orked on 
holidays. In fact he v;orked every day of the year except for 
one week when he took a vacation. Usually the fcimily would 
visit the mother's relatives during vacation. 

Looking back on his childhood he couldn't recall any family 
celebrations, family reunions, weddings, baptisms or funerals. 
Because he was Catholic religion played an important part in his 
life. Decisions on moving, early schooling and daily family 
business v;ere made by his parents. V/hen it came to higher 
education, occupations and approval of marriage Robert and John 
made their ovm decisions. 

Both parents disciplined the children and sometimes a stick 
was used. One day Robert beat up a neighbor kid that was young- 
er than him so he got v/hipped with a belt. 



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One of Robert's best friends was Bill Meyer. Due to un- 
usual circumstcLnces the girl across the street had to move into 
Bill Meyer's parents' home for a couple of weeks. One day Bill 
introduced the girl to Robert. The girl was Mary Vtos whom he 
later married. ..• ^ ■ ■/'..•.•■ ..••'■ 

At the time of marriage both of them lived in Madison. 
Robert lived at 101^ Drake St. while Mary lived at 517 S. Kills 
St. He was a student at the University of V/isconsin while she 
was a medical technologist under Dr. '»Verhig. They were married 
on June l8, 19^9* He was 25 and she was 26. They were married 
by the Rev. Joseph C. Cox in the Cathedral of St. Raphael 
which is also in Madison. His brother John was the best man 
and Mary's best friend Catherine Shea v;as the maid of honor. 

After they were married they bought their first TV in 1953« 
It was an Admiral portable. Robert bought his first automobile 
jointly with Bill Meyer in 19^+1. At the time both worked for 
the VJisconsin State Journal . The car v;as a 1929 Oldsmobile. 
He bought his second car in 19^2 from his grandfather, Casper 
Hilgers. At this time he was out of high school. The 1955 
Chevrolet cost him 31oO. V.Tiile Robert v;as in the service his 
dad drove the car. - ' '. - ■•" 

Before joining the army he worked in the Timber Mechanics 
Lab at Forest Products Lab in Madison. He began there in June 
of 19^2. His army duties began at Aberdeen, Maryland in Feb- 
ruary of 19^3. In June of 19^5 he was stationed at Camp Bowie, 
Texas. He was in England in January of 19'+'+ » in France for 
the Kormandy invasion in June of 19^-^+ and in Ger:nany in December 



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of 19^-4, When he came back home he v;ent to the University of 
Wisconsin from March of 19'+6 to January of 1950, He was married 
on June l8, 19^9 and they lived at 915 E. Johnson in Madison 
after they returned from theri honeymoon. He then v/ent back 
to. the University of Vvisconsin for his final semester so that 
he could graduate. On February 3, 1950 he becajne employed 
as a Project Engineer at Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford 
where he currently works. Upon moving to x^ockford in February 
of 1950 he chose a home at I3I6 loth Avenue. Two months after 
I was born we moved to 2515 Dresden Avanue. Since then we have 
lived at 2006 V.'edel Avenue and at our current residence which 
is 2555 Halsted Road, Apt. ,f5« 



Mother , Kary V.'os ' 

Mary Patricia '..'os was born on June 25» 1922 in V/inona, 
Minnesota which is in Winona County. She was the 10th and final 
child of Frank V/os and Mary ( Malotka ) Vvos. 

Most of my mother's life has been told under the headings 
of my grandfather ( Frank Wos ) and father ( Robert Hilgers ). 
However I would like to comnent about her occupations and 
schooling. 

She attended 'Jinona High School and graduated from there 
in June of 19^0. She then went on to the College of St. Teresa 
in Winona, graduating in June of 19^^. During the next year 
she interned in Battle Creek, Michigan. She began work at St. 
^Mary's Hospital in Madison in June of 19^5^ As a medical 
technologist she then worked at Dr. Vierhig's office in Madison 
from the summer of 19^6 until February of 1950 when my parents - . 
moved to Rockford. After they got married on June l8 , 19^+9 
they lived at 915 3, Johnson in Madison until a job opening 
at Sunstrand forced them to move to Rockford. They lived at 
1316 16th Avenue before moving to 2315 Dresden Avenue in Dec- 
ember of 1955. 

In the very late years of her life, my mother suffered from a 
kidney disease called nephritis. Sunday, August 20, 1972 she 
entered Rockford Memorial Hospital for treatment. During that 
week a sudden stroke forced her into the critical wing of the 



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hospital. She died at the age of 50 at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, 
August 23, 1972, in Rockford Memorial Hospital from pulmonary 
embolism. 

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 26 in 
FitzgeraJ-d Funeral Home, 3910 N. Rockton Avenue, and at 11 a.m. 
at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel B. 
Geoghegan pastor, officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. 



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HIMKEL, LORI ALLEN, 1956- 



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

Contributor to the ^<OCk Valley College Family History Collection: 

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

* OFFICE USE CODE 



Your name Lorl Allen hJ-XKIL * 

Date of form ,^ „ , , ^.^ , * (ID H .) 

2. Your college: Rock Val l ev (.0 liege ('O // ) 

ITockTo rd", iTTTnoTT" 

* 1»* * * )W. iV A >V A A A A .\ A A A A A :', A * A '. A A .V 

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 1800-1850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



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

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

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



W est South Centrisl (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OVT V ^ E ast North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind 

^Pacific (Gal., Washj (Hawaii, Alaska) m* Wis.) 

~X> lalns (ND,SD,Neb.,Kan77Towa, m) 
5. Please check all occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed In this paper have found themselves. 

X Farming Mining x S hopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation Big Business ^Manufacturing 



X Professions a Industrial labor .y O ther 

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

Roman Catholic ^Jewish Presbyterian .^M ethodist 

Baptist Episcopal )an Congregational ^ Lutheran 

^ ^uake r ^Mormon O ther Protestant A O ther 

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

^Blacks Indians Mexicans P uerto Ricans 

^Jews \ C entral Europeans I tal lans S lavs 

Irish ^British N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian ^Other 

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

X Interviews with other ^ F ami ly Bibles Faml ly Genealogies 
fami ly members 

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

A Photographs Maps Other 



b 



FAMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Ar-t. ar Les HINKSL 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Lyon bounty, low: 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 4 high schoo1_ 



Currant Residence Harrison 31 > Rploit. .J^s. 
Data of Birth 22 SeTrtsir.ber. ^Q9^^ 



vocational 



coi lege 



Occupation(s) 

1st F;^i'i^i!^. 



2nd Carpenter 




3rd G-2.ra;.e Mechanic 


'tth 3r5ne OT:er?.tor 



PUCE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 1893- 19^1 I stMuskcde ;>iaconsin 

Dates 1921-1922 2nd Dieter Hollow, 'hli 
Dates 1 922- 1942 3rdKnskodE. /.is. 

Dates 194^-19^9 ^th^iue ?.ivsr. rtls. 

Richl-'nd Center, (vis. 
Beloit, .I'isconsin 



Re 1 i g i on Unit;?d Brotheren 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Dates 1917-1 8 
Dates 18-21 
Dates J1-3P 

Dates ;'j_^7 

27-42 
42-now 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother .^jghland Center 28 Novembet^ ^^^ 1917 



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) 



If dead, da feof death V :.:qp,.h iq7^ 



Current Residence 



Place of birth I.^ g^r^r. :/i nni aotn 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 3 high school 2 



Date of birth ig y^hrnnry. IRQ^ 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupation(s) 

1st Teacher 



2nd Housewife 

3rd 

<tth 



Dates 1 q 1 4- T 7 lst_ 
Dates 2nd_ 
Dates 3rd_ 
i»th 



PUVCE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Methodist 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather . . DAT F 

'^°**= il^a](°a;t^Sf!«fh»*6a«'W<*till? Wi V^)f "'P-^ther or another relative give 



A- I '.lepgr.itMi father (your father's side) 



N.MIM- 



Current Residence 



1 1 lU'nd, 
PIncc of 


(fair of deal 
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Date of Birth j j 


Educat ior 
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high school 

Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 


1st 


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Occupat Ic 
lit 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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Dates 


2nd 


— 3rd_ 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'«th 


Dates 


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



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



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A~2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Hairs 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Current Resldence_ 
Date of birth 



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Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat lon(s) 

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2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



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Re I i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



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3. 

jGrandfather (your mother's side) 



^ame L'/.wrer.^e o.yAL'SOK Current Residence 

If dead, date of (feat>i Spring: 1966 —————— —^ 

Mace of birth 3o. ,.:^yns, ..Isconsln Date of birth 4 ijecr.:.ber. 1?0^ 

Education (number of years): ' — '" 

grade school 8 high school vocatlona) college 

)ccupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
St F3r~ln, Dates 1902-39 1st .Vlot-^., ..isoorxsin Dates i^-31 



nd M-?'intenence D ates 39-^1 2 nd ur-tlot, vilsconsin ^Dates 31-33 

rd Dates 



3rd i,-.-^nrt. ;.i^nnro,1n Dates-?^-^^ 



th Dates kth 



Gratl-'t. nisjoasln D ates ^6-37 



e 9 on L^;hgipfl ^ .loc'-cford, Illinois 39-62 

olitical parties, civTior social clubs, fraternities, etc, 



tace of marriage to your grandmother ^ J«te 

ote: If your mother was raised by a siBpfii l le | i Vj > ^il ^ uVWl i ? ie l ^ll l VB (CP ag e 18 )"^ ''^■ * ^ ^' ^ ^ '' " 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

randmother (your mother's side) 

.'"^ yrag, HMjMI ■ ^Current Resldence 2026 3. Jackson. Janesville 

lace of birth^.^^atiot. .visconsln ^Date of blrth i4 i^lay . 1906 

ducat Ion (numoer of years) 



grade school 8 high school vocational college^ 

ccupatlon(s) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

St Far IE i n;- Dates 1906-39 1st /.lota, Alsojnsin Dates 1923-31 

nd Waitress Dates 39-A6 2nd ur?.tiot, .asconsln Dates 31-33 



J j-affiont, /i'l3Consin 33-3^^ 

■ '^*^" 3rd .;rqtint.. :vi<,.^n-^^^n Dates ^<_^7 

,,, , rtarran, Wisconsin 37-39 

: 9 °", /.UUiflra ,, _, ,^ Rockford, Illinois 39-A6 

slltlcar party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Janqsvills. ,.is. he-no'^s 



lace of marriage to your grandfathe r '~~~3ate~~" 

3te: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or anotk«r r-.Ufl... /«>» ... "rvr 
"Ive that /<»•- ^, cne &ack of this pege (0-2) '' 



C- I l,t«pgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Res i dence 

I f dcid, (laio oF death 

I'l.iM (,| l)i I III D.iU' of hiith 

I iliK .il i MM (iiiiiiil)r r of yr.i I '. ) 
i|i.iili' .(hool hi<jh school vocolionol ^i:o1Um|«' 



()Lcu(),)(ion(«.) _ _ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

?n(l Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

^th Dates kth Dates_ 

Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d at6 

D-? S tepfjr.indmotht^r (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f (lead, datr 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 



3rd Dates 3rd 



Re 1 i cj i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHIJtDRtN ot A & B ^or A- 1 or a-\) - your father's name should appear below 



Name 
Place 



nQr.r,hy, hTNK-,Ii _, 

of birth Q-ip^ /^^Y^'-' »l~ci2nRln daf 2Q November. 19^5 
Number of years of school irtg 



ResldenceH^rrlHon. RelolL 
Number of chl Idren 2 

Place of bl rt 



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Marital Status .vife 



Name 



h Rlchlg.nd Center, .Vis. date 28 June, 1 930 



Number of years of schoolin g 12 Occupa 1 1 6rt _j-- ^ o ^- ^ nl 3 

Res I denc eRockford, Illlnodia M arital Ttatua Husbana 
Number of chl Idren 5 



Mame 

P ; ace of birth 

Number of years of school lng_ 

Residence 



Number of cM idrtn 



Marital Statui 



date 
Occupation 



Name 

Place of bt rth 

Number of years of school Ing_ 

Residence 



Number of chl Idren 

Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of scliooMng 
Residence 



Number of children 



Name _________^___________ 

Place Of' birth 

Number of years of school I ng_ 

Residence 



Number of children 



Name 

Place of birth ""^ 

Number of years of schooling 

Res I dence 

Number of chl Idran 



Name 

Place of birth "^ 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth """ 

Number of years o^ schooling 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name^ 

iPlace of birth "" 

Number of years of achoollng 
Residence 



d ate 
Occupatlbrt 
Marital Status 

"~ date 

Occupation 
Marital Sta tus " 

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Occupation 
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Occupation 
Marital Status 

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Marital Status 



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date 



Number o T ti ll l U f B ll 



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Number of ch i 1 oren -z 



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7. Nariic 

P I ace of b i rth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi 1 dren 

8. Name 

P lace of bi rth date 



Number of years of schooling OccupatlOrt 

Residence "" Marital Status ] 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling ~" OccupatlOrt 

Res Idence HarltaT Status \ 

Number of chi Idren 



10. Name " 

Place of bi rth "" date 

Number of years of schooling OccupatlOrT 

Residence . . Marital Status ' 



Number of chi Idren 



bur Father 



'y^ Trlgnri -^rtj^nr. HTNK^L 
f dead, date of death 



Current Residence Rockford, Illinois 



lace of birth :^i Phi p-n.'i ipnt.flp. /i/iaconsln D ate of birth 28 .June, 1 930 
ducat I on (number of years) 



grade school 
ccupation(s) 

St Ar3 weld'^r 



high school 



vocational 



col lege 



PUCE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 1949-54 1st Belolt, Wisconsin Dates 50-5^ 



n d 'Aeohsnlc 

rd Police Officer 

Truck driver 
th Mecb^nic 
elTgTon Kethodist 



Dates '=,4-58 



2nd Rockford, Illinois Dates 5--53 



Dates 53-63 
63-f^4 



3rd Beloit, Vti'isconsin D ates R^-t^6 



Dates 64-now 4th Rockton. Illinois D ates 56-'=.6 .: 

xiockford, Illinois 5c-now 



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



I i'l Ml . 



lace of marriage to your twother 5.u.3» eburcto in Beloit ' ' tf *te gl "July", 1950 
OTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or anothar ret'atlve give that data on the back 
[ of this page. (E-2) 



our Mother 

lime Beverly Ann 3.«M30N 
1/ dead, date of death 



Current Residence 251^ City View Dr. 



lace of birth I''onro5, .•■isconsin 

ducat I on (number of years) 

grade school ° high school 

ccupat ion(s) 

St 



Date of birth 26 June. 1931 

4 vocational ^col lege 5 



lolor-tinna nrfrrit.nr Dates i ^^t^-^O 1st, 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Id 



rd 



icher 



Dates ^7-60 2nd_ 

Dates 63-now 3rd_ 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



J 1 1 g I on 

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



lace of marriage to your father 



"3at< 



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



E-) Stepfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupatlon(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



_Dates 
Dates 



J^th 



_Dates 
Dates 



Ist_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



'•th 



Date of birth 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on 

Poll tica-r part lei, c\^\\ ftl" 86^181 clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother 



_Dates_ 
_Dates 
Dates 



Tat* 



F-2 Stepmother 



Name 








If dead, date of death 








Place of hi rth 




Date of bl rth 


Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 


__ vocational 
1st 




col lege 


Occupation(s) 

1st Dates 




PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 


2nd Dates 
3rd Dates 


2nd 
3rd 
sororities, 


etc. 


Dates 
Dates 


Re 1 i g I on 




political parly, civil or social clubs, 








Place of marriage to your father 






date 



" I . r n « r »« » » • 



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

:Jame i,:.p Arip HTM^; >":] ;,, — _^-.«_« 

I'lace of birth HQgkfcr d. Illinois Date of birth 16 February 1951 

\imber of years of school Irig 15 Occupation nouae lie 

Us i dence C arbondsle . Illinolo Marital Status .^Ife 

jlumber of en i Idren 



jlame Fhlllp HINKSL 

lace of birth Rockford, Illinois Date of birth 15 May, 1952 

lumber of years of schooling 17 Occupatidrt Student 

*es i dence Rockf pro , IlllrroTa Marital Status jin.rle" 

lumber of chi idren ' ' 



ame .-irthur Lee MIKK^L 

lace of birth ilockford, Illinois D ate of birth •^Q January 1954 

umber of years of Schooling ^-z Occupation Lai.ln^tor 

•s i dence ^-.^yf^^H, Tilinnia Marital Status ojn.le 

umber of chi Idren — —^——— ——————— — 



'ame 



J-i 



lace oT birth -?.-,.,kf qp,-^ Tllinois Date of birth j? February. 195 5 

umber of years of schooling 14 " Occupation 3ti cent 

es i dence Aoc'^ford. Illinois Marital Status ^iri, le 

pmber of chi Idren " 



anie Lori ,Ulen HINKSL 

lace of birth .^oekf ord , Illinois DaFe of birth 14 October, 1956 

umber of years of school In g 14 Occupation jtudent 

tebidence |n,^kfnrr1. TlUnni^ ^ Marital Status sia.le 

limber of childrftrt a 



ame 

lace of birth Date of birth_ 

umber of years of school ing Occupation 

es i dence Marital Status \ 

umber of chi Idren 



ame 

lace of birth pTteT of birth 

umber of years of schooling Occupation 

fesi dence ffarital StauIT 

bmber of chi Idren 

ame 

lace of birth Date of birth 

umber of years of^ schooling "~" Occupation 

?5 i dence Marital Status ~Z~1 

umber of chi IdreVi ■ 



ASSKlNMtNT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family ar^ willing) 

1 hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and admini', tr.itive 
I njiiLs, to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited m tfic 
Kockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 



Signed ^2<^" // ./7^ ^W^„_ 
Date _M^^.^_A7^fJ^y. 



GENEALOGY CHART 



.L. 



^LLiFD rT:;:^"!, 



October 1956 



Great grandfather 



Arthur Lee HI^'K:iL 



Lei- 



-Irtr 



Grandfather 

d1 1 June 1931 
B^^- oepterber 1893 j 
^. hi::A-.:}M^? ;;ovexcer 19'^3 i:-:inr.l e fqr?lle 



Father 

3 ^8 June 1933 
j^ 31 July 1950 

D 



P-v-ri;' \r-^ 1,, i7'fi: 



Mother 

B 26 June, 1931 
M 31 July, 1950 
D 



F.Hqfl HLNKZL 



b6 I-lay 1955 

m25 Dececber 1882 



lJ'lt^M.«iiiiiin«iii«M7f II I 

Grandmother 



B 19 Eebruiry 1';'95 
D 6 I'areh 197^ 



Great gr^^'n^d^rfetl^ier 

B^l January 1862 
d11 February 1939 

B 

M 
D 



J . 'iul i a. . y i«- » 3.«» ffc - 



B 1895 
D 

Chris 5, 



I,c.iyv 



.i-. 



i- 



Grandfather^'*^'-^^^ 

B ^ ijecen.bar 1 932 
M ^ January 1928 
D 3prln- 1966 



Kenr^.' T. K ^^1:3^: 



rior-- H. r;.-^j:3o:: 


B 1^'Y 
M 1?02 
D 1963 


Grandmother 


HfiLLLi. Vc1:GE3. 


B 14 ;-:--y, 1906 
D 


B 1=33 



D 19! 



Henry Hlnkel family j 

Hen^Jry & Elizabeth Maokey (Married In the year I850) 
(1829-1870) (I832-I9O8) 

To this union there were nine children 1 

Jane 

John 

Ellas 

Andrew 

Suzanna 

America 

Isoria 

William 

Artie Mlshie 



Andrew Hlnkel, and 
Guy Harwood fanllles 



Children 



Andrew & Ellzebeth (Roach) Hlnkel 
Olive, Herman 



Children 



Guy & Olive (Hinkel) Harwood 



Wayne 
Lavina 



Ariel 

Guy Gordon 



Children 



Budy & Ariel (Harwood) Ulrlch 
Rae Jean Garry 
Jack Darla 
David 



Wayne & Alice Harwood 



No Children 



Children 



& Lavina (Harwood) Kussrow 



Dale Terry Janice 



Children 



Bob & Rae Jean (Ulrich) Chase 
Rae Nell 



Children 



Garry & Karen Ulrich 
Julie Tommie Steven 



No Children 



Children 



Jerry & Darla (Ulrich) Goad 



Eeiinan & Delia Hlnkol 

Edwin Violet 
Betty Georgie 
Wanda Carol 



Children 



Don & Violet (Hinkel) Hardy 



Jimmy 
Rodney 



Gloria 
Garry 



I 



Bob & Betty (Hlnkel) Hlsel 
Children 

Sherrle Dan 
Michel Steve 



Georgle & Caroline Hlnkel 
Children 

Debbie Vickie 

Bodnew & Wanda (Hlnkel) Little 
No children 



William Hinkel family 

William & Truvinia (Warren) Hinkel (Married Jan. 1333) 



Children 



Floyd Forrest 



Children 



William & Ella ( \Liison) Hinkel (Married Dec. 8 lB38) 



Cleon 


Charley 


Clifford 


May 


Elmer 


Eldon 



Floyd Hinkel & Manie Walters 

Children Theron 
Maxine 
Doris 
Charles 
Gladys 



Theron Hinkel married Edna Corilliard Shufelt 

Children Barl 

Sandra 



Maxine Hinkel married Bill Decot 
Children Terry 



Doris Hinkel married Sydney Warner 

Children Vernon 
Charkes 



Gladys Hinkel ^^rried Leo Frawley 

Children Patricia 
Kerry 
Dianna 
Richard 
Cheryl Ann 



Forest Hinkel narried Clara Coats 

Children Fern 

Clarion 
Raymond 



Fern Hinkel married Bergs trom 

Children 2 dau^ters 



Clarion Hinkel married 

Children 1 married daughter 



Forest Hinkel then married Jennie 
Children Billy 



£lin«r hlnkel family 



Cbildr«n 



1961 

Elmar & Edith (Bollnt) Hlnk«l 
Richland Center, R.ri.A wl«. 



La Vern 
Everett 



Ella 
Marvin 



No family 



La Vern & I'lldred (Me Avoy ) hlnkel 
Riehlsnd Center, R.R.3 iVle, 



Children 



Clilldreu 



Otto & Ella (Hlnkel) Enejendorff 

3525 Morris Ave. Cheyenne, Wyoming (At home) 



JoElla 



Jane 



Jiverett & yary Alloe (Dunwltty) Hlnkel 
1409 Culberteon, Worland, Wyoming 

Joanne David 

Patricia liobart 

Ksrk 

i. 



Children 

* 



Karvln 4 Jerda (Johnaon) Hlnkel 
Richland Center R,R, 1 wis (At home) 



Gall 
Jeffrey 



Danixy 



Clifford Hlnk«l family 

Clifford & I'.ary (Bollnt) Hlnkal 
Bluo Rlvvr, R.R.2 Wit, 

Children Emily ( 4t home) Violet 

G«org« & Vieiat (Hliiksl) Turner 
( Linden, H.R. 3 Wis. ) 

Children Sandra Kay 



Cl«on Hinkal family 



Cblldren 



Gl»on & Clara hlnkel 

Lav on 

Glfford 

Alma 



Blue .ilver, R.2 Wis, 

Harold 

Velma 
Carol 



Lavon & Christina (Diet«r)Klnkel Blu« River, wla. 
Duans, Ronnie, & Sherl 



Children 



Children 

* 



Children 



Duane & Barbare (Jones) Hlnkel 
Wayne Patrlca 



Glfford & Zola( Standi sh) hlnkel iV.uskoda, K.I vvls. 



aiahard 
Diana 

rluth Ann 



Bobby 
Billy 

Connl« 



Rloh'.rd Sc Luolnn? Hlnkel 



Children 



Fay & Velma(Hlnkel) Steel jioomington, wis. 



Joan 
.\r-nold 



Bruce 
Colleen 



Dlok Sc Joan ( Steel )Hs.Epton 
Toddy Kurt 



Children 

« 



Robert & ■\lma( Hlnkel )wroh 
Robert Jr. Miohel Mark 



Children 



Gens >.; Carol( Hlnkel )^,lder 
Steve Tlmmy 



P Artl« Ml8hl« Hinkel faroily 

\i'tle married Charles Hlgglna 
Chlldran I^absl (fo«t«r dauc;hter) 



Chixdrsn 



Children 



Children 



K9b«l Hlgglne married Herbert Klelst 
Mildrad Hob«rt 

Mildred Kleltt msirrled Ralph Par«nt 
David Barbara Kay 

Kobert Klel»t married Grac« Colby 



Peter 

Jackie 

Kathy 



Donald 
Karen 



I 



John Jsunaa Ulnksl 



Gbildrun 



^' Ohlldraa 



John JimiiB Hink«l born ®n July 7» 1B53« 
iMarrlsd to Marj^aret Hariha In 1876. 

Mauds 

H«nry (dl«d In infancy with hl« mother) 



In 1033» John married Cora lorgftson 

Tboinaa Berton* 2 April 138A 
Gl-?.-ton Le.'^oy, 2 \crll 1888 
V«ra Luoille Hlnkel. 1? April 1900 



Haud« Hink«l marrfcad A. Ban Dimock, June 19» 1903, Ben died, May, 193^. 
Gblldren Jonn Donald, May 29^ 1909 



John D ;uald Dlic::ok aarriad Ortaa Davis Nov, 193A. (she died Feb. 1935) 

John married Virfcinift *"rl8r in 1936 

Children 



Suaanna, 1939 



Peter, 1944 
Theresa 



Tbomaa Berton Hinkel and Lillian May 3pioer w»re Tarried June ^C^ 1909. 
Lillian died, Nov. 25, I960. 



Oh i Id r en 



Jaaes Rueaell, Au^. 10, 1910-died, May ~, 193- 

ueraldlne Luoille Hinkel 

Berton .«'ayae hinkel, Jjily ^24, 19<24 



Berton Waynei Hinkel married Dorothy Maasey, April 18, 1946. 

Children Cynthia .Inn, April 9, 1949 

Seott Wayne, April 2, 195^^. 



Vara Lucslllo Hinlcol married Irving Wall in 1919. 

Children John Ov/sn Jean 

Floyd Donna 



John Owen wall married Slba 

Children: 2 son* Jay 

Jean «all ic.rried Steve Latuae 
Children Paul 

Fioyd rt-ili married Shirley PAtteraon 
Children Ann Pat John 



Donna vmll u^iirried Donald Underwood 
Children Donnla Cora Kelly 



Elias Hinkel family: page one 

Elias Hinkel narried Minnie Warren (Married Dec. 25, 1882) 

Ohio (May 6, l855-June 11, 1931) Ind. (Jan. 21, l862-reb. 11, 1939) 

To this union, 5 children were born. 

William R. Hinkel Jan. 2U, l88U 
Elizabeth M. Hinkel Jan. 2^, I889 
Arthur L. Hinkel Sept. 22, 1893 
Cora Mae Hinkel Sept. I6, I898 
Delia F. Hinkel June 8, 1901 



William Hinkel married Minnie Wheeler (Oct. 8, 1913) 

To them was born one son — Robert. (Nov. 23, I916) 

Robert married Karron Rettinger 

To them were born three sons: 

James Hinkel 
Terry Hinkel 
Dale Hinkel 



Elizabeth Hinkel married Paul Dieter (Mar. 30, I908) 

To this union ^4 children were born: 

Lloyd 
Vera 
Alma 
Leland 



Lloyd Dieter married Marguerite Thiede 

Children: Wayne 
Donald 
Ruth 



Wayne Dieter married Betty Ames on 

Children: Michelle 
Denise 



Brian 

Mina Lemke (Adopted) 



Elias Hinkel family: Page two 



Donald Dieter married Fran Gundy 

Children: Nancy 
Libby 



Ruth Dieter married Donald Lemke 

Children: Mina 

Gordon 
Michael 



Vera Dieter married Herman Huth (Deceased) 

Children: Mary Huth 

Shirley Huth 
Kathyrn Huth 



Mary Huth married Bennie Smith 
Children: Susan Smith 

Shirley Huth married Henry Bartles 

Children; Patricia 
Charles 
Gary 



Kathyrn Huth married- 
Children: Scott 

Alma Dieter married Theron Moon 
Children: Richard Moon 

Richard Moon married 



Eliafi Hinkel family- page three 



Leland Dieter niarried Arlie Bruckner 

Children: Ima 
Velma 
Paul 



Ima Dieter married Arvin Brown 
Children: Tinothy 

Velna Dieter married Michael Burke 

Children: Todd 

Troy 
Tami 

Paul Dieter 



Eli as Hinkel family- page four 

Arthur Hinkel family: ' 

Arthur Hinkel & Ruth-Huntley — 1763 Harrison Ave. Beloit, Wis. 

Children: Dorothy Hinkel Nov. 23, 1925 
Leland Hinkel June 30, 1930 



Dorothy & David Leitz — 1763 Harrison Ave. Beloit, Wisconsin 

Children: Steven Leitz 
Douglas Leitz 



Leland & Bevsrley Ann Svanson — Rockford, Illinois 

Children: Lee Ann Hinkel 
rhilip Hinkel 

Arthur Hinkel 
Lynn Kay Hinkel 
Lori Allan Hinkel 



Blias HinkeL family- page five 



Cora Mae Hinkel fanily. 



Cora Mae Hinkel (Deceased) & John Jacobson — Avoca, Wisconsin 

(Married Mar. 7, 1917) 



Children: Idell Jacobson 
Earl Jacobson 
Wilna Jacobson 



Idell & Lloyd 0. Johnson — Elroy, Wisconsin 
No Children 



Earl: Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Jacobson 
P. 0. Box 5?^ 
Key West, Florida 

Children: Judie Jacobson 



Wilma & Donald K. Heibler — U23I North 37th. St. 

Milwaukee 22, Wisconsin 

No Children 



Ella* Hlnk«l family - pag« 6 
D«lla Hlnk«l family 



D«lla Hlnk«l & Raymond Ottrsnd«r Blua Rlv*r, Wli 

(Karrled Aug. 1, 1923) R?^2 



Children: Hop* Elalno Oatr<!ndor 

Dona Joan Oatrandor 
Mary Ann Oatrandor 
Rio hard Ellas Ootrandor 



Hopo & Howard Wondllng — Kusoeda, Wlsoonoin 

Childron: Ronald Le* Wondllng 

Rodnoy Ray Wondllng 
Fatrlola Faith Wondllng 



Dona & William Gottron — 2993 Gordon St. 

HonoululUf Hawaii 

Cblldron: Jaoquollno Joan Gottron 

Edward Themaa Gottron 
Soett Ray Gottron 
Stovon Jesoph Gottron 



Mary Ann & Robort D. Sundby — 5623 (Jrostwood Plaoo 

Madison, Wiaeonsin 

Cblldron: Dobra Ann Sundby 

Dana Robert Sundby 
Mlebaol Riobard Sundby 
Soott Allon Sundby 



Riobard & ^atrioia Stadelo Musoeda, Wlsoonsin 

Childron: Carolyn Ronoe Ostrouidor 

Stovon Rlohard Oatrandor 



i 



Hlnk«l Family Tree 



Suzanna Hlnk*l married Fraiak Statlar 

Ctalldr«n: Dalay (dlad at ags 1 yaar) 

D«lla 

Flossl* (dlad at aga 21) 
Iva 

Ellzabatb 
Baasla 
Cornalla 
Camilla 



D«lla 3t«tl«r marrlad Gaorga Sampaen 

Cblldran: Norma 

Waldan 
Dala 



Iva Statlar married Jim Kontgomary 
Na Cbildren 



£lizabath Stetlar marrlad Wayna Wattancan 

Cblldran: Franklin 

Llla 
Ilaan 

Jebn Ragar 
William 



Baaala Statlar married Karrlon Davia 

Cblldran: Kalvln 

Lanard 
Arnold 
Loo 
Tbolma 



Cornelia Stetler married Georg« Sopber 

Cblldran: Aubrey (died at age IT mo.) 

LaVarn 
Murray 
Jamllla 
Franklin 



Hlnk«l Family Tr«« 



Camilla Statler married Walter Dow»ll 

Chlldr«n: Ralph- killed in the Navy at aga 19 

Hargrat- died at a^e 7 

Jamea 

Kyron- drown at age 10 

Delbert 



Elizabeth 3tetler & WiJiyne Waterman's family 

Franklin w'aterman married Helen f.. Fry 

Children: Jimmy C, 

Thesaa S. , 
Wllllaai L. 
Carol Lynn 



Llla v/aterman married Robert Whltesel 

Children: Margaret 

Wayne 4 
Warner (twlna) 
Fr ankle 



Ilene Waterman married Alvln Wheeler 

Children: Cry stair— married to Jaek Lynch 

KlDp 

Mliea 

Lyn Sherwood 



John Roger Waterman married 
No Children 



William A. Waterman married to Kargli 

Children: Kathy 

Dlaiiiie 



Hlnkal Family Tree 

LaVern 3epber married Deri a 

Children: Garold 

Orpha Susan 

Dennis 
Kargle 
Marsha 
Dietra & Dlann (twins) 



Rev, Kurray SopUer married Eileen 

Children: Sharyn 

Steven 
Mark 
Konlea 
Jonathan 
Paul LaVern 



Csmllla Sopher married Keith Tanner 

Children: Karen 

Llndp. 
Nanay 
Daniel 
David 



Frank Sopher married Cbarlene 

Children: Rebeeoa 

Philip 
Marian 
Rae hel 



M ary Jaaa Hln'-rel 

Kary J9n« married Stban i\llen Evans 

GtJlldran William Waltar Jima* Abalom 

KarlDn David Hillaa Burton 
Adella-didd in infancy I'^rtle Eth«l 

Ada Dolores B«rd«ll« Vas 

IitCiiz Alvlr. hsnry Fay 

Wllllan: Walter 2van» married Decs. Dom« 

No obildren but adopted Clifford wben h*» was about four years old, 

Dora diad and Willlair. later aarrfeed. No ohildr^n* 

Jauie* Abelom Svans married Alta yoAllster 

Ji;ildz*3r» Lorraine Kyrtla twins Luella Maxine 

Delorea Kae 

Delorsa f^T» Evans icarriec Robert Sprink 

Children David Thomas Jane* 

Marlon David Evans ncv*red worried. 

Eliae Burton Evans married imma Jaycox 

Children T-^erle Burton Glen Orvllle 

niahard Emerson Karion Leroy 

Trlrleta died in infancy 
Lura Mae Kar^ie 



K«rla Burton Evans married Wilts'? Leona Harmon 
Ghildren 



liaralc Luvern* 


Maxlns 


Delores 


Arlln .. a^ne 


Robart 


Kerle 


Marlene Louise 







Gerald Luvern* Evans married Detty 



Children 



Gerald ourton 
James Irvln 
Mna iViarle 
.Hlebard twins 



Bernard Lee 
Ronald Cbarles 
David Wayne 
Robert Louis 



Maxlne Delores b-vans married Vernon : iller 



Cbiidran 



Jrlatlae Joan 
Cberyl Elaine 



■-:-♦ h-v1 



jc.i^hr.rine Qua 
Cindy Karle 



Clen Evans narrisd Klldred Ferrell 
Children 



Delores I^lldred-died In «hildhood 

Lois Ann 

Roger E;i£en«-dieQ in ehildhood 

Donald Dean 

LindD. Kay 



Lois Svans married Cirl Kettler 
Children Mark .'\llen 



Jeff-ary Mar ton 



Rlehard Evans married Ruth KoKlnney 
Children Pwlohard l^meraon 



Marlon Evans v.as killed In 3e30iA W<->rld War. 



Lura Evans married W=rren KoCosky 



Ckilldr«n 



Susan Kay 
Larry uougla* 



»Varr«n Leroy 
Cutri.i Allen 



Kargl« Evans has one son, Willi ^jq Leon. 



Myrtle Ethel Evnna msrrled Sherman Weaver (both deceased) 

Children 



iLvaratt (daad) 

Dale 

Louis 



Uelbsrt /.eaver liarrlsd Laux'a Brond 
Childiexi Darlene 



Darlene Broad marrisd Howard Mills 
Children Connie i-yr^a 



Barbara Brond married itesinald C'Neel 
Children iiesina .-wanett 



Dale Weaver marx-i«9u Gi-vllla Retaloff 
Children Donr>le 



Delbart Zven 
Berle (dead) 
Rio hard 



Bur bar a 



David Bruoe 



J»rry 



Loula Weaver married Maureen Lindsay 

Gblldren Linda Lee Carol imn 



Second wlfe» Doris Raymond. 

Tbey adopted 2 oblldreu, 'iomEy Grant 



Rloliard ,ieaver» marrieu Beuky rtilson divorced 

Gbllaren aharon Lynn 

aiebard la married again, no information on his seoond wife 



Ada Delores Evens married Leroy Jayeex 

Ckilldren ivennetb Leroy Lol» Mat- 

illia Burton Kari?ji L'orlsjdied In Infanoy) 

Gwendolyn Carol 



Lole Jayoox carried Tborsten .Yadsea 

Gttlidren Karen Fay Jofcn '^ roy 

diehard iiven Stepuen raul 



Karen Fay Had sen married henry Charle«k Weissela 
Children Wayne Charles (adopted) 



John Leroy Kauson married Shsrol Marsh 

Children Timothy John Krletlna Marie 



Ellis 3urton Jayoox married Bernice Rieff 

Children James Leroy $ad opted) Dean Illcholos 

J08er;hln© Deo Dennis John 



Gwendelyn Carol Jayeox married Alfred Frank Bemcnt 

Cfclldran Jsmlae Kay Elaina Karlls 

Sandra Jean Terry Lee 

JuGy Frank Lsroy 



Janice Kay Bement marrl'^cl Lloyd Pauleon 

Children David Lloyd Kennetb Jam©! 



Berdells. Mae Evane osBJcrled VJ1111r!t Frlederlahe. 
No ehlldren 



Ethan Alvln Svans narrled Suele Urness 

After sh9 died he rt^Tr!L'='d Kartbe Mary Korln, 

Children Tfo-J-idore Alvln Marie Eleanor 

Wayne Ellsworth Jvnee ^tnur 

Donald LaVerne 

Theadore Alvln Evans ia»rrl9d Fern Karle Ectjertti 

Children Wayn<» Theodore K&noy r-nrle 

y.iebael Alvln L^nn yi&rie 



Karle Eleanor Evans marri-d Harley Owen Wing,e 
Children Sandra Jsjie Cberlynn Lee 



Wayne Ellsworth Evans dl«d 9t aje 1 



I Jsjccs Arttsar Eteans n^arrlid Normtv Jeen 
C bi Id ren Pat ay inn 



Dor."ld LaVarne Evana aarrled LaVoan* M^rl« Du Fresna 

Children Kark Don-sld David ?'iGhael 

Laura M?.T*i9 



h«nry Fay Evan* irarrled F^vtha Hay»s 

Children Jaicea Jaa« 



Jan« Evani* married Francis 3yra« 

Children Grc^rory Diane 

a babj- boy 



Arthu'^ L--^ Hlnkal ((fr-^ndf ^t'T^-i') 

v,y irraat-great-J^rindf atlisr, lianry Hlnli-ji was born in the yaar 
of I8i9. Ke served la tn5 Ohio Foot Volunteers from th«i tweltb of 
Ootobur, I86i until tb9 fifth day of August 1^63. (lihen he was discharged 
be was 34 y«ar3 old, ulx I'sot t'^o inenaa t-ili, a dark coicplexlon, 
cirey eyes, brown hili"* and by OGOucatlon, v/h?n enrolled, a farmar. 
My great-^rre'^t-in'^nd'^other, "llzabath Kaokei, was born In lP3-« ^b« 
was half Irl3h -ind half "ngllsh, Tb^y wera married in 1850. This 
aseana that henry was -2^ and 'i:ilzabeth was 18 when they exchanged 
their vows. To this un^ on was born nine children; Jane, John, Ellas, 
'\ndrew, Suzanna, .Anifrrlaa, Isorla, William and j?tle Mlshls. They 
TEOved to .-ieedtburi;* .vlaQonsln in 1865 and la 1369, th«y :tiov«d to Boaz 
Wisconsin where he dlod 0n Ktorll 10 1870/ She married Cornelius 
Stettler and in DeasTb'^r 19^7. bt" died at Byrd ' s oreek rtlsooasln. 
After that, she spent her time visiting with b' r ahildrea. 3fe» ciled 
at the home of h«r son, John J. Klnkfl, Oetob'^r 2.2, 1908. 

Ellas Hlrikel ajl,> born at Columbus Ohio, :.ay 6, 1055. He trtoved 
to ./Iscionsln with his parents v/bon be v/as four siid spent the r'9^9iu.d9r 
of bis life ther''. Ir iPf'J he wat united in irarriare to innle 
Faralie tV-arr'-P on th*? :^5th day of Deeetcber, abe came to .liabland 
County, ..isconaln with hor p^^rents in a severed wapron ^t the ag» of 
three. She was born on January i1, 1862/ To tLii union were born 
five children, two son«, .illiac and /\rthur, '^Jtid three daughters, 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Paul) Licter, >ra, Cora (John) Jacobson and I-Irs. 
Delia (Ray) Ostraader. 

They became m^rrbera or the United Brethren aburtth. while 
raising his family, he liv^d in Hlchland County in WisconBln. They 
lived on a dairy farrr on whiab they silso r^s'Sd oaickens, plfTS, toi jes 
and grain. They own-^d the land of the faj-.. w;:;i8h v-as-' about one 
huuurttu aad sixty aeres. The house was siiuilar to nany bouses of 



today. It wasn't aro.vJed iu trij .r^ua^ baoauas .bsxi tue youngar 
3ulldi''3U atarted to j^row jp, tbe oiJgr oaildr«n wer^s beginnint to 

I uiJv* out of tiia nouae. i^ooouy eiaa lived wltu ti;e family so tnere 
was pli^ty of rcox tc llvs 1... ra# Oiil^ ijii'ta jsj'o waa tbe operation 
o2 L.li5} Tirm. My grand i? it har ( Vtbu.") vjouid «o:::etiaea «ut and sell 
wjjJ ia tli,' Tali, xcAi wou^d giv« uiii) «o.iT« acending afoney wbiab h« 
aould »L^®ad on any tiai-ig l^-" waiitad. i'iia faiiiily ooa*iuteiif«d Itseli' 
aw'.sr<3i^<i. Xbey owuwd a^out t«<»utj u-ilic aow*, a i'e.v plj^Si r^ur i»o.'"ss8 
arid, t'ae liiid* Tui* w.ij U0ii«lu«irea ^ood, but ac-t tjuouc^ii to saay tuat 
taey vi-svc out of CDS liiddis ;ix<^^d, ja Art!r*ur'ti twenty-fii^et blrtbday, 

' Ij1« paj.'ti.ito boagiit aiia a a<3w 191-+ ^ord. lue daily routiue«» wer-e Just 
ilka JUi^ dairy fara. of today. TUay gOt ui-- earl^ in tbe juorning to 
Ciilk tUo cows, .its brsjiicfiiatt f«d tue otuer aniiLala and workaa in 
tue fields uatilit wa*> tlruo to milk tl.'? eows a^ain. i'lii* was a x-egular 
day on ttjc fariL, but ou djiy* iiii<i duria»tiiiH.a ui* Ihsjiksgivingf tbe 
fuijixy Muuld get to^ataer to bav« m. big meal anu u. oelabration* 

f Tbese tblngs would lait ju»t th-s d&y bac9U3e tu-y vjould have to 
g£u bask to wori:. On birtbdajii, tbe rtbolc; usi^'ubortioou would get 
togatWar e.nd h-.ve a big picnia witb aaaolU:: and eai-itic.* Ibey played 
suw'h gA'u>3» like gr-e&~a pola» graasa pig* sasK. r&ees ana Owtxer^* 
Ttiey also nud firecrackora, ilj grandfather would ba able to take 
fifty cants with al'^ and have a good time, he oculd buy a orange 
for fiv«s oaiiti* '." Other celsbrstiouH suofe as weddinrS or funeral or 
baptiux v/enr all aeld in tne ohuroh. Some of the fun'jrp.ls* were 
h^ld In a funeral parlor In iil«ihlanQ Centsr. 

rleliGion played an important part la th^ llf-= of tha fan:lly. 
Ellas wa- a regular ohureh attenaer and since be was the head of 
the fa.v.lly, they all ..ant ijo aiiurco, xi© ir.ade ?11 of the irzrorty.v.t 

' deciiiona about aecool ind other thinga t.;'^t sff^jatec hiir or hi-s 
ohlldrani but in soon a- one of hia ihllur-:*'^ was growni they atade 



their own d-?fil'»lon!». Vor this reaon, my ^randfatber only reaobed 
fourth i-ride. Xy ^razt ^r^ndfath^r thouc;ht that because he never 
went to ««hool, nobody g1*© needed to» do my ;;;rand father was taken 
out of school "nd t«'-u-ht how to vjork on tho farm. The only ones 
to help r^io'» the obildre wr:;re the parent* themselves. Ihe motbc-r 
v/as the one that did :roat of the dlacitillnlng of th'= kids. She 
did this by rao3tly Just sitting, down "and t'^lklng out tbe matter 
with the 3hlld. This Is all thit 3ee"T:sd necessary beoause there 
were not any large fatally aonfllata. iiven later wh«n th*? cihlldren 
were all ^rown, there were not ^ny trouble spots to be found in 
the faroily. 

The community llfs wia Just i:oitly of tiae ^et tO£5tber« of 
birthdays or ?»ny other oooaalon» There were a few baseball >.rar:^« 
'ind. things like that but aothlnt" speioal. The town was amall with 
Ju«t >* ^mnii qtor-3 and a few other buildings* "he sanltstjon wps 
'Juat the out hou3e in the back of tb^ hor?'»; for water, tberfl was th« 
pump, jrllas died on June 11, 1931 at hi a r^oxs ir: 3yrd3 Greek. Ke 
wtt» 76 years* a aonth ind five days old. i>'.innie died on February 
11 1939. ^he was 77 y^^ars and twanty-ona d^ya old. ijne died at 
h^r home In 3yrd'» Greek, V/l«aon«ln. 



Obituary — Hinkel 

;ias Hinkel, son of Henry and Eliz- | 
)r;i Hinkel, was born at Columbus, , 
h, Mav 6, 1855, and passed f rom | 
lilife June 11, 1931, at his home at | 
uls I' reek, aged 76 years, a month | 
^\5 days. I 

\i came to Wisconsin when a small 
)■ and spent the remainder of his' 
f hero. In 1882 he was united in 
,;iage to Jlinnie Warren on the 
; day of DeceTiTber and to this 
i\i\ were born five children, two 
II, William and Arthur, and three 
l,;hters, Mrs. Paul Dieter, MlU 
). Jacc obson, and Mrs. Ray Os- 
■iier. _ ' 

}! was one of those who had lived 
ii in this county and noted the 
r.t changes that have taken place. 
e;as an industrious and hard-work- 
ifman. 

> was a member of the United , 
rhren church. 

■sides his wife and children he | 
£>s twelve grandchildren and one 
r.t grandchild, two brothers, Will 
1 James, one si.ster, Mrs. Charles 
inns, and many friends and neigh- 
) to mourn his passing, 
aneral services were held June 13 
; le Byrds Creek church conducted 
^tev. W. S. Elliott. Interment was 
ie in the Basswood cemetery. 



Card of Thanks 

e wish to thank all the neighbors ' 
1 friends for their help and sym- 1 
>y during the illness and death of 
thusband and father. 

it's. Minnie Hinkel and Family. 



Byrds Creek, Dies 

:rs. Minnie Hinkel, widow of Elias 
i'.el, died Saturday, Feb. 11, at her 
)B at Byrds Creek, after a short ^ 
liss. Born in Tippecanoe county, ' 
una, Jan. 21, 1862, she had just 
ied her 77th birthday. 

lie came to Richland county, Wis- 
)in, with her parents in a covered 
'!on at the age of three years. 
If' 25, 1882. she was married to 
lis Hinkel, who died June 11, 1031. 
c liis union were born five children, ] 
Ham of Delavan, Mrs. Elizabeth 
lier of Boaz, Arthur of Richland; 
'€;er, M rs. Cora Jacobson .of Mil- 1 
':kee anTnirs;' DelTTTCjstrander of 
'}is Creek, all of whom survive. ' 
it?r tlian her children she leaves to 
1 1 11 her passing fourteen grand- 
hlien, six great grandchildren and 

I y other relatives and friends. 
Ill has been a faithful member of 
h United Brethren church since 
Itiliood. 

Card of Thanks 

or the many Ivl.idness^s shown 

II mother during her illness and for 
1' expressions of sympaihy at the 
i? of her death, we desire to ex- 
iiis our deepest appreciation. 



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OSlTUAnV— HINKEL 

ioha J. Einkel •wlose death occur- 
tci ihis home at Medford of a 
SEe .o£ paTE;75is, Aufr. 8.1924, was 
B in Colnmbna county, Ohio. July 
IS5S, afred 71 years. 1 month ar.d 
IST- Hi? parent<i wer* Henry ar.d 
;b«th HinkeL (Mr. Hickel came 
STiscon^iTi, lotra comity and Rich- 
il county ■where he spent most of 
rlif e. with the exception of the "art 
?ar« :- Taylor COuntyMn ISTn 
pru5 TTjrried to Maxjraret Harslia 
o th;s union two childr^en were 
M2->:de. new Mr=i A. B. I>imock 
I Lenry. wjio died in infancy, and 
> lis wiJe. y l3 18S3 he wa= a^ain 
in marri;«re to Cora Torrason, 
» wfth sons Bert of Medfor^J, and 
yton nf Dzriir-^ton and Vera. 
Ir-.i- Wall, of Milwaukee are 
ft-i Tr.o-zrr. a kind husband ar.d 
if. Be?id^5 tho."^, he also lesTe' 
iv? cnndctildren. three brother? 
ttxeo =i=ters. Funeral serrice; 
> reid a: Medford on Tuesday, 
. 12, ar.d interment was made in 
/.roc3 c?metery on Wednesday, 
T3. Mr. Hinkel had n:any 
Bt 5 ir. AvooP. Sympathy is ex- 
ied t-C' '.he widow. ar.d children. 
C»j-d of Thank, 



John Jacobson 

ELROY— John Jacobson, 82, 
died Tuesday fFeb. 10, 1970) in a 
Hillsboro hospital after a brief 
illness. 

He was born in Norway and 
married the former Cora Hinkel 
in 1917 in Richland County. She 
died in 19B2. 

He was a cabinet maker and' 
lived at Boscobel, Blue River, 
Milwaukee, and Avoca before 
moving to Elroy. He was a 
member of the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and the Five 
Points Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Blue River. 

Survi\'ing are a son. Earl, 
Cross Plains; two daughters, 
Mrs. Lloyd Johnson, Elroy: and 
Mrs. Donald Hiebler, Jlilwau- 
kee; a brother, Olaf, Blue 
River; a sister, Mrs. Hannah 
Haugerud, Boscobel; one grand- 
child; and two great-grandchil- 
dren. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. 
Friday in the church. Friends 
may call after 4 p.m. Thursday 
at the Gcdager Funeral Home, 
Muscoda. 



the (rood people of Avoca, we i,d j /% » 

i« to return ocr heartfelt thar.k?. | Koymona Ustrander 

Itne rrury act.q cf kindnesE arc 
Ipithy extended . to ns at the 
of our <}ear Tiuiband and 



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Mrs. Arthur HinkeJ 

BELOIT-Mrs. Arthur Ilinie 
77, died Monday (Mar. 6, 1972 
in a Rockford, 111., hospitt 
after a long illness. 

I The former Ruth Huntley wa 
bom in Minnesota and was mar 

'iried in Richland Center in 1917 

[ She was a member of the Faiti 

'Baptist Church. 

I Surviving are her husband; . 

json, Leknd, Rockford, 111.; . 

I daughter, Mrs. David Leitz. Be 

iloit; and seven grandchildren. 
Funeral arrangements ar. 
pending at the Overton-Schoer. 
feld Funeral Home. 



MUSCODA — Raymond Ostran- 
der, 66, rural Blue River, died 
in a Richland Center hospital 
Tuesday (June 23, 1966) after a 
long illness. 

He married the former DeUa 
Hinkle in 1S23 and was an engi- 
neer on the North Western Rail-, 
.road for 35 years. ■ 

I He is survived in Madison by a 
'daughter, Mrs. Robert Snndby, 
5623 Crastwood ave. 

Other survivors are his wife; 
tivo daughters, Mrs. Hope Wend- 
ling, Muscoda; and Mrs. William 
Gottron, Hawaii: a son, Richard, 
Muscoda: and 13 grandchildren. 

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.mj 
Friday in St. Peter's Lutheran! 
Church in Muscoda. Friends may| 
call after 4 p.m. today at the 
Godager funeral home in Mus-' 



William Hinkle, 
Blue River, Dies 

William R. Hinkle, 89, Blue 
River, died on Friday, July 6, 
1973, in a hospital after a long 
illness. 

Mr. Hinkle was employed by 
the Freeman Shoe Co. of Beloit 
until his retirement in 1965. 

He was a member of St. Peter's 
Lutheran Church, Muscoda. 

Surviving are a son, Robert, 
and a sister, Mrs. Delia 
Ostrander, both of Blue River, 
and a brother, Art, Beloit. 

Tlie funeral was held at 1:30 
p.m. in the Godager Funeral 
Home in Muscoda on Mcmday, 
July 9, 1973. 

The family suggests that me- 
morials be made to the church. 



Jabot son-Hinkel Nuptials 

Miss Cora Hioke! and Jolm H. Jacob- 
son of Dieter Hollow were united in the 
holy bonds of matrimony on Wednesday, 
March 7, 1917, at the home of the bride's 
father, Mr. Elias Hinkel, by the Rev. 
StefiensoD, 

The bride wore a light blue taffeta 
gown and carried an exquisite bouquet 
of white roses, ferns and showers of 
sweet peas. 

The contracting couple was attended 
by a sister of the bride and a brother of 
the groom as bridesmaid and grooms- 
man respectively. 

The ceremony took place at high noon 
and when ihe nuptial knot was tied, the 
principals, together with relatives and 
other friends, were ushered in to the 
wedding feast. 

In the evening more friends gathered 
for this auspicious occasion, bringing 
ma^y useful and very acceptable jres- 
ents. The evening was given over to 
much merry-making, and at midnight 
8 dandy lunch was served. 

Mr. and Sirs. Jacobson will make their 
future home in Blue River, and they 
carry with them the best w:.,hes oi the 
Progressive and their many friends for a 



Elizabeth Stettler {nee riackey) 
August 3, 1S32, in Columbus, Ohio, happy and prosperous life 
married to Henrv Hinkel in 1850, 
union there were nine children b„.„, _^. 
of whom sur\-ive her. They moved to Ree 
burg, Wisconsin, 1S65, and in' 1869 to Bo 
Wisconsin, where he died in March, 1S70, le. 
ing her with her family to endure the ha 
ships of life alone. In 18S0 she was married 
Cornelius Stettler and in December, 1907, 
died at Byrd's Creek, Wisconsin. Since tl 
she has spent her time visiting witi.-'i^ ch 
dren. Her life passed away at the home of h 
son, J. J. Hinkel, October 22, 190S, at the a 
of 75 years, 2 months and 20 days. She wa.' 
loving mother, a kind friend and neighbc 
During her childhood she gave her heart 
God always li\-ing in that faith, and died to ^ 
with her "Blessed Jesus." The funeral «€ 
vices were at Byrd's Creek chapel by the writ 
assisted by Rev. I N. Wariield. 



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Outs of Ky (rrQaL-i£,i'*='3-t tirnnfathers \.cu; narcd Hftnry Fl<^dl©r who 
u.zi uorci. in 18J5. He ervp-rd In tl^e A'+th CoEpany of the iv'lsoonsln 
Inf-'ntry. H« was fiv r''»<*c. »»1.ftbt luoli^v t«ll, w"! th ruody oon,pl«xlon, 
blur eyes* brown hair - n^' by oocuiratlon whon enrolled, a carpenter, 
he had fiv^ caughterH, oii* of w'.ilah vms Louiao ^.ho was born In 18S5. 
Jbe cai-'i-'ied a man who V'-*s born In 1P^7» Solomon F. Huntley at L»»suer 
Center in Klnnisota. •'•n Fsbru-^ry 19, 18Q5, tb(jy had ? llttl« rlrl, 
Lrtcr thny coved to Rlc^hlnnd County. Ihey bou.ht a dairy faric ind 
b'fi:,ari to farm It. Ihsy had chllc«n2, pl£K, cowa, and horsea, Ihey 
also ore-..- t^:"^--^* ihelr dau^jhter .'^uth, went to ^r^de «ahool for ei^ht 
years, to ?, high soiiool for one year and then to a acb ol in Muslrod# 
for one year to recieve training -o bs 3 school t^icher. The hovse 
ttiit the faaily lived In was a two story house that was built with 
stones. It h?.? four ri.-^-tia room^ on «<^ah floor. 'ibe b«?droon;8 wers 
up3tair3 and ths kilct.'sn and otber roorria wera doimstairg. There 
was a root cellar undfli- the house with Juat enough spaoe for a few 
s-flv?!* 9nd a Tr«3 for th-^ coal. There v/as a WwOd shed out in the 
back yard. Nobody else lived with tharc jo ther- u&i. plenty of rooic 
in th3 houss. The only jobs held by th« f-irjily aietubera w-*r« l arming 
and scLdoI teaching. The f-^.T.lly sonsidered Itsalf a bit ii,bov4 average. 
Ihey had money to trend on oth^r thln^* besides to© neaeseities of 
life. The daily routir.ss eonsistsd of tbs daily fara cbore*. lisies 
such aa Chri^tmnE v;srs tcif- only time ti-at tiiey tock off from work 
on the farm. During these tinges, tbj?y watered and celebrated. This 
W3S done with the v/liole fa:;.lly. -buy had j^lanty .f food, playing 
around and ^lot of i^aneral relaxatl^^^;, Iheise war- happy times and 
the family enjoyed them to tbsir fullest extenit". -.edGinj^B and other 
suoh oeremoniec wfre h'ld in the borne nn ; in ^he ot:urch. The weddings 
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^x-thur ^jid Ruth Hinkel 
TLia flrat plaaa f r«ijldenc9 for tli« ^ouiij^ couple wa« a farm 
"t'aat, tiaaj rantau In i-lurfkouo. One ;yaar was spent on this plaoe. He 
pplsed the usual ^nlrr^lH o^ st ci^lry f-^r^o q-T thr)«» days, W'nll* tb9r«, 
ho .-:lco bought a staaT tr-'otor ind a corn shuckfir. After awhile 
they Tt.^.rt^d to make enout^h mousy to buy the farm. In 1918 they 
moved to hi a -arsnts farT. In Dieter Hollow, The parents w«r« not 
llvin^ there at the tii'-.e. '.rt sold his first farrr and toua;bt bolf 
of his p.^ren-fa farn:, with hla sister buying the other half. Soon 
ta^ counla daclded to r.ova again, Ihle tiice It was bask to Muskode 
to llvo v;lth her parents on their fara. he sold his half of tb« farm 
to hla brothor-in-law' s brotner, .I'hile on cnl--: fprir., he did carpenter 
work. This conslat-^d of building. .i. Baras ond boui:?3. He oontlnu-d 
at thl3 for ona year until the time he daoidec to rnov* 3?aln, This 
tim« it was to 'Uue lUv'->r wer« n« went into ■■•? two n.an partnerslilp 
of a >;ara50. Ths flrat ridio tb?t they ©vt owned wa--^ bought when 
ha started aelllns tbeai as r side Job. xhii wi-. in 19:^3. Ke stayed 
•?t thi3 jpragg for fl'-'^ years during •■blch tiuis the cortners had 
bought the business. In 19 27 he sold out to nla partner wno aft^r 
a tiae went bankrupt. irtbur then irovsa to rtiahland Geni-r whei-e be 
went to v;ork at a garage for one year, .vhen he recsi^veJ an offer 
of more iconey, be ~ult 2nd weat to work :t ;.'.noLkJ9r- garage, he worked 
thara for thirteen years until 19^2. Ihsn he cJeaidsQ to make a icove 
down to Belolt ■•.isccnsir. He lade tbli move without his wife whom 
be Isft back on her p-^rerts fsTE until one ye-ir went by. At this 
tlije he felt th-at l;« was in Si gcoc enoueh aitu"-tion th?t be could 
plan to stay wher* he was, so he sailed her down, Durln-, all of this 
moving, they h^d a son "".nd a daughter. Jrandf ■-■ tcrrr was 3^4 yeart of 
age when they h-d the daughter and he ws ^ J9 when they h.?d tbeir son. 
He got a Job ?.t Fairbanks working on a rcaci-'ine "nd later o4 r orano. 



Thia was In 1945 -xnc. b-? wirkad thsre for sixttei. years until he 
turaod zlxty-flvo ano r^.tir^a. Tbay llvf^.cl on .iandall froK th« time 
they E3v«d to Belolt lU^y bo'jghv a houe- ®n harrlson. Ihey lived In 
this K>"i.>(ae from 1944 until 195 -^» Tliey ^.old ihf* hou'-<9 on i'^nd^.ll, 
Th.-5y th!»n ieovsq down to :;.'Okton on 4th str<»«t b^-cnuse tbp new house 
w.s a ^'.•^od buy and ^lucc both klca were Karriod, they felt they should 
e.et a awaller houee. They kept tire fcou®.e -^n iHrrlson in order to 
let their daughter end her f-^-rlly u^^ it. In 19^7 they told th"^ house 
in P.rcktc^n and moved bc-ick to the aeoord floor of the houe*-- In Delolt. 
Iha flr.Tt television that thry ev-r owned wns bought in 1965. 
In ^9^6 they bou^iht the houie nsxt door beoiusp they didn't '.V9.nt to 
live on thr* riecond floor -Any more, Cn J'arob 6, 197^» luth passed 
away after n long illiiesf.. Now Ai'tbur lives by binself in the house 
with his daughter s>nd hex- far.ily next door to him. Hi a ijon live-? in 
i-itjckford with bl» family. 



LelAiid .'irtbui- Hlrucel (f-itt-er; 

24y f«th«r was born on June ^S, y?30 In th<^ town of niohl^tnd 
'3«inter, He was born in a 'I'^l.'Thho.''*^ ho.)*'?. 4e w.a th® seoond ohlld of 
Ruth and .\rthur Hlnksl. Th« fir at waa ^ d-augbt-^r who they named 
Dor'thy, 'Ih<^ first riots'* tn=.t trriy livsd in vin.- on 5th street in 
Riarjlsnd C^at«r in Ai«»TonBin. Th^^n they movsd to a house on Congress 
street, Th<9 hoxxn** on 5th, they rented and th^? house on Congress street 
they bought. They th«n Tiov^d to o house on Court street whleh was 
b-tter for a .vrowinr; family nnd it was also a good buy. while in 
Riahland Center, L«l3nd went to the grade school for six veara and to 
high neh'iol for one .:"i«ir. On his thirteenth birthday the iaicily 
roved to ^eloit Wisconsin on Randall street. Hsr-^ he went to Junolr 
nign for one year and to the hi^jh aohool for his last thres years. 
The housing situation wa-i good bvoauae there vj-xfeu't that icany r;rtople 
In thp family. -vhile Mvin- on Rnndall, .~iutu'- father lived .vllL the 
fsmilly for one year. •\rthilir worked »t differe'it garages wbile in 
Riohland Center. ^hen they moved to Beloit, b. , ut a ^ob at Fairbanks. 
Leland worked at different lobs while he '-vent through high school. 
He set bowling pins in i\ bowling elley, solo ihoe? in a ■ 'Oe atrrs, 
oooked in a i^estersmt and after S'Jhool he tried his cvii^ ?t selling 
different things door-to-door. After three r-.ciit!'. vt this job» 
he deeided to • ?t a lob at Fe.irb?-ni?:s ?.s ft cllectrieal Circuit Inspector 
and later ae a gra welder. Tbla wea In 1949. ::ovea froaa one job to 
mnother were trjalnly for 'xore t'oney. The fatr'ilj considered itself as 
an average faitiily. The money wcs vn°z to ■'n.'oy ?.rd to be comfortable 
with, bjt it wan't really iTport-i.t to tV-.era. V/h9t W9? important 
was to be 'r'^^py and to be with rslstlvea -^nd frl»rd'j 33 often ae they 
could bei. i-oat Sundays tbey spent travf^liUi' °-nd visiting their 
telations around the area. GbristTTias was g bl- time that they soent 



It dlff^r^nt hou8«9. '^h'^y luat had the bl{~ m^aml ^nd th«j' also uad 
alDt of (joav9r«atlon. Tb-si-'s weren't '^Ily apaolal ^mr.m th^t wsr-s 
Hlw^.y3 plnyed. Tlaa fourth -if July '.%'a3 a fan tl^e. The «:;unty put 
on a Irjr^-^ fl.r-'wor'-s di3nl-y. Tber* w-^.i-'en't too tnR.v;y weddings, but 
wh^.' th'%"'? v^T 1i'3.5 In t.b" ahuroh. Funerals wer.=. h'-'ld In funsral 
P'^rlorr. L.?l:iud w?.^ b-v^tl-^ed In th? 'Jnlt-Jd 3roth»r«n Churoh In 
Bololt '■'laoonsln on ^prll 6, 194^, by ilev, W, H, \d'-m3. Tfe« 
fTlly 'iv«rit to o!urGh ■•»v«r'y /jndsy except when ther-^ v/aa «? r'??'»on 
thnt tbi«2' couldn't z;a.ke It. ir^y (.leciaions wers sade by b^th hu3>^and 
aud vi'fe. The kldi h^^d. to attend sohool. ::ovln^ wa» done out of 
nmorn'ifj '^r out of n chancje to bettor their position In l^-f-?, 
Di3lplin.-5 v.'as handl-::d by Ruth. Hhc u«r-(3 ? paddle to k'-ep th« kids 
Ir. lifi«?. The orl^ loTt^a ncnfiiat In th--^ houat? 'A'f?3 betn'een Ttother 
'^nd d?.ughter. It seaffip-d that Dorthy wantaa to i^o out v;ltb tb«} boy a 
Quite often and fiUtb didn't v.ant bar to. Ones th«»y Wf>rp doing diahes 
ergulr.f- "bout tb«» m^ttsr. Lf-land who was plair,{^ the piano, banged 
his hand? on thT ^cc-, b, v;-lk&d into th? kit^hsn and tcld thgn; to 
shut-uT. After that Ih-sre was no rore srs-uint. 'y father dotrin-^t<=d 
over Ruth and Dortfcy but rot over .*j?thur -^t le?trt until th*? tlue 
tb°t thfy lived en h!?rrl£on. Durin^i this ti::s Dorthy wa;. narriec and 
llv«d with her parents nnd Leland, In 195^» Lc land was T.arrleu to 
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in the Official Records of the State of Wisconsin in the 
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Lavirsnce Jos«pb .jwanson (graudfatbsr) 

Lawrence v.-ai the eor. of Ghrls Swanson. he was born on December 
4, 150^. He was raleed on a fartn. His life was muab like otber 
farm people In that they ill iuared tb« sanie oorLEunlty life. The 
family slao eelebr^t^d the holiday! tbe same way with a big family 
get tO;a;etber and celsbration. There were nine obildr«n in the family 
so tni* bouse v/aa a bit crowded. Nobody elsi lived with then. The 
only jobs were fRrm chorea. The family Qon>idered itself averixge 
because they had enough to get by with. Religion played a sacall 
part in the life of tos fHrcily. About the only titue iUcy want Lo 
church wai for a wedding or for Chrlatmaa, ihe decisions and tbe 
dicirlirij. were done by the f pother. His kind of dlcipline wae that 
of a beating. If on^ of the Itids did any thinjj wrongi the^ «ure 
got hell. The kiaa •a':V5r went to souool but worked on the farm. 



Norma Sxanaon (grandHJOth^r) 

Kj sreat-grsat graiidfatber was naicad H^na Fianson. He bad a 
Ron that ha named h«nr^' X. honacn, Henry v.-as born in Torpln Norway 
in l877» At the ajje of four» ba a&Ee to ,\28ri:ia with his parents. 
Tb<y aettled on 2. srall picse of wooded land in the townahip of 
Gratiot .visoonsixit Lal^'Ajetts County. lis v«^s raised on tUia land 
un^ii he was an adult. Durinri that time he helped to clear the 
land 80 that it sould be uaaci to ^-row croos. More and niore acrea 
were purahased a* tha^v »LrU(i^led along. In 190s Lie married I-'ella 
Vent£er who w^a a daugcisr of Ole Venger. Jle di*=^d in 190°, Kelia'a 
mother died in I896. Melia was born in the ysar zf ISR3. To this 
union of Henry and .'-elia, there was born six daughters. Ihier- names 
?re '!''•:•. vbn v.-ss born 3n Sspteiber 19» ^902, Cthal who ws: bcrn on 
Ea^eb - .sfA^ , 193A, Jlatl--- who was born on oeptertber 1, 1909, and 
Lillir.n who was born on May 13i 1915» Noraa who vraa born oc ^ay 
14, 19O61 3-nd Delia who w?9 born on 7ebru:jr\Y 1f 190?. 

Thft first car that the faniily owned wsp •^*-out the year 1915* 
It was a 3ulok. henry raised the fa^iily or. different dairy fferOiS. 
Wb#n tm thought they could better thex.selvss by roving aorswh^re 
dlsdi ^hey did. Sltsplng space was not rsnlly cirowded snd the 
living apace was about the 8.-::e. Nobody else llv«S with the family 
in the same house but -t one tins they lived close to tha grandtrother. 

The only Jobs that -any body had was fariln- and Tn occssion?! 
Job at the neighbors. This would oonsist of sucl' n thing like houie 
cleaning or cooking when it was canning season, iheae job* *,^r-i never 
very eonaiatant becauae there was net oiuoh of a n^ed for extra hands 
around the farina. Wben aomebody was sick or there was & lar-e amount 
of work to do, ao trj?.t they could not possibly n-indle it the^aelvea. 
They called for some belp. The pay was not a very large aironnt. 



3ev«n dollars a week w?u a good wage. Henry's family v/as considered 
an average family. Tber'-- was always food on tiriC table and thare were 
always enougb elotbee. ^08t of tbe clothes wera band made from 
clothes given to tberu, but thia W9.s not a uncoicnion tblng. Tbe money 
tuat wau earned wmit for ttilngu tbat were needed like faroj neosssitieSf 
food and elothine,. The daixj routines cf tbe fs^lly meitbers were 
milking the cows, reedln-i the anlicals, tfooklnt tbe ir.e^lB, working 
in tbs fields and anything else that needed to be done. 

Henry only tot to eighth p:rade. Nome war:ted to beoone r^ nurae, 
but ?t the age of 12 aba was ta'<en out of 'i^bth ,rrade to stirt 
workin^f on the farm, henry bad to have his d'^ugbters do th^ fnr'n 
cfccrcz because tbsre wasn't enough money to hire ' farm hand. Tbe 
only fun tlrrie there was, was during ths holi.iays and a bouB- -.arty 
every once in a while. These oonsist^v''. of dancing and games. Henfy 
was a good violin clay or and 3o:::eone would brln.';, -^ n^outh ort'^n. 
This was th3 tiir,® that the neighborhood got togsthsr and spread 
nsws around. This was the only way since there wasn't any newspapers 
or other nev. l; sources. The holidays were lielebrated at borne with 
Just the far.illy ^&X.xlni^ together to enjoy the uay. There were large 
Esals, a card gas^s of 500» and maybe 2 little vlolii.. The l:ld3 
would find their own enjoyment whloh Puight bi've oonsi?!t»d of pl^.ving 
tag up in tba hayloft in th/-. barn. '.Veddlngs were also brld in tl^a 
b:'i:;c. 3abtlsiiJ5 were bald in the church. This v.-c-jld be ti:- Lutbsrn 
oburch because ttz fa-lly was Lutfcern, They '.vent to church whenever 
they could make it. At on*? tiir.9 they liv-^d ^bout a n;lle fror^ ths 
church, so my grnndxotber walked to Catic.i^lTJ and church on iunday. 
All the children v;ere bapti-::d and Korea was oonferssed. Dssisloae 
were made by the pai'ents on a fifty-fifty basis. This wa-s trn* f^r 
all cases except marriage. When one of th.* /-.iris decided to -^t 
married, they were xarrlod. It usually tjrnsd out that th'3 parents 



agre«d, so there v/ere r;c bl^ arguments about It. Tbe mother diolpllned 
the children by spankln;^ them If they needed it. ihe was the only 
one to keep the children In line. 

After all of hl» dsugbtr-rs? v^Dre married off, H®nry -^nd his wife 
moved to rtooicford. H« jot a Job vorklnp at iiunetrand until at the 
age of 65» b« retired. After the death of hla wife In 195''*» h© lived 
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La';.T9nce Joa«pti Jwanacn and Norma H«nr«tta Hanson mat each other 

at a nouss parti/. Thla ia whero the neighborrjooc get to^«th«r to 

have aove •njoyment ^nd coavsrsatlon, \t these partis* there was 

danoln^. Ihey knew era^h other for cj1o9-3 to tbr!?9 years until the 

tim9 th-sy dersldeo to ^y^.t mnrried. It v/o.^n't ^ very ji^^ wedding 

««l«brAtlon. The yount^ couple mide ?. trip down to Freeport where 

th^sy v."?re a!arrl'=>d et tbe Juatlce of the Peace in the courthouse. 

After they returned home, there wa? a srrsll fsTlly celebration. 

Toe wedding v.as on January A, 19^^. Norma was -22 yea.s old and 

La'vrenc* v;?.? 25. ihe oouple rcoved a sfreat deal, ihey first lived 

until 1931. Then at Gratiot ulsoonaln. 
in rt'lota .ilsaonsin.^' In 1933 they rroved to Laaont jvIs. :5.nd oack to 

Gratiot in 193?^. In 1337 they xoved to .varren rtlsoonsin until 1939. 

Saah tla.s thsy rented th« farin. The farrc that they rentea during 

1939 w%i foraolosad. Lurln^ this tirca they haa two son* and one 

d3U£fct?r. 3everly *jnn ws?a the oldest of ins ttu«», one was Dora 

on June 26, 1931 5t liT; A.F. She was born Ir. ^rean Jounty in I'oru'O* 

^tlsaonsin. The two 50:^5 were n?jred Aibllegb aiiu iiden. The family 

farmed until 1939. At this tiT.e, Lawrenoe movea to .iookfora on 

25A6 Klsbwakee. Thlz v.'?.a on tb* second floor of a bar. he got 

a Job at Gunlts in icaintenenee. Noraia aud the kids lived in »varr«n 

irtisaonsln. In 19^1 th^y niovea down to iiookl'ora f^ live with the 

husband and father. Durln-, the time in i.arren and the five years* in 

Rcckfcrd, Norxa v^as a V^pitress, In 19^^10 they bought tbolr first 

radio. In 19^6, they got a divoree due to •:lecl:ol abuse. Norma 

was granted the ehildren. Later the kids T.yrried off and grandmother 

was left alone. She iret ^Vllll'^i;: Afjller and HTjr'rlsd hlir on Kay IS, 1965. 

They now live on Jaakson street in Janesvllle. Lawrenoe died in the 

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3«vorl«y wai the flr'st ohlld of L3wr«n«e and Mornja Swanson. 
Sh« wa* born on June ^'5» 1931 "^t tbe hospital In Moiiroa Wiseonsln, 
For the fir-st "Irbt y-^'.ra of b«r* llf«, the family moved from farm 
to farm ^irouud tbe area, .Ue z;=rent3 also had two sons, AJ»lle£h 
and Alden. In 19!'::9. Li-iv^nmi novyd to lockforc and Norna covsd 
to Warren with the onildren. Thero they iivod in ttio r.c-cond wing of 
a. hctal war? Nona worked as a waitraaa. i-^vary ounday the hotel 
would hav8 a rpeelal cbio'-ran. dinner and the \!zt':r thnt war. uccd to 
boil the oblokons made // a very tasty soup. The llvint, spaoe In the 
hotel \:'?.z not srowded at ■='11, 

Froir there, ]:iorn:a and tbe kids moved to th-? floor above tbe 
AiSfP r.tore In down town V/?rrpn, Hev* tbej' lived for a short tlrr.e 
until thGy r.oved to PwDCkforc to live witb Lawrsnse, Ihey rented 
tbe lower/ half of « two family bouse. Ihere •,■"'? .lust four rocsn. 
The kitchen vnz lar^® vltb h livlnfT r-oor and two bedrooma, Ih« dnora 
b«>tv.deo each roor; were oaken do. n so tbat you ciouid run .In ? drole 
cT-;aiid tUa house. Tbia place wat ncthin^ apeical, Just a plnoc to 
live and pr.se the tirre. The fairilly h-aa plenty of roon^ t^ 11 vp Ir.. 
3ev?rly b."5d r ^.oh as a lon^ diptTiOe tel«>phor.e '^perr.tor for th? 
first ye^r ^fter t:raduat.lon f:-on hlt;li sabool. ilorira worked 33 i 
W3atrrrs8 %n a bar on Klsbwaukee, and Lawrence worked at Gunlts. 
The family considered itself poor bi^'Oause th-?y h^d no .^roney to £-o 
out and buy thln>'a that tirrj eould snjo: . Tbe onl.v treats the children 
ever recleved wee on every Saturday ni^'it wben tcey wer© ^ivon a 
little money and allowec to ^o down to tbe store to buy anything that 
they wanted, Tbe large portion of tbe faicily Incoiie was uord to 
buy the needed thin,. a of the faclly. 'ihe Laily rcutiiies of the ftuuily 
were much Ilka t nornai family of today. xn^jr* waa scnool to attend, 
house to clean, meals to 000k and hours to scend at work. 



Ohrlstm?* v/?ii npont. \ir) it th-? frr^ndrmth'-r' i- boue? up at WaiTen. 
Th.3r3 v.'r,3 nlot of food, alot of p:ople, nlt/f of sard playing and 
niot of foolluo •'i^^und th.-^t Via done by tci? kida. Tbeae were happy 
tines with tbln^-s lilt's hoTT-^ricuie lae.^reir: ar.d food froin tbe old country , 
ihanksj^lvino •^nd iorr.a nf the leaser holidays Wf?re spent wlsltlr\7 
uncsl-ss -^nd otli-^r relation*. ..'eddl;i^s, bapti i:;.8 and funerals ware 
h^ld Id th'^ GViur^'be^j H.acl were ^.tt^nd^d by thi; f^r'ly, Befor* thsj 
r.cve to P.ockford, chur"*!'! '•;«».« ntti^nrt^d by the whole family, but in 
Roolz-fr>rc I tlu? kid:; wan nr^nt on t;:- bus. 

Tbo v^iy tho family wij rr.va depend«»d tio^Atly on Lawrence, Norma 
■ oT'rt '^■" lo^- n.j.sed th'^ chlld-^^n but when f='.th*^r gnoke, the kids 
Junortd, It was ;t nltu'-t* on that if y^u did soraethinr to bother 30vr.9- 
body 5l3e, he didn't o^"^ ^ d'.Tun, but If you die 70T,«thlnp; to bother 
bin, you hai bettei"" ruu or t^-?t hit. In hla -Ind, he v.'a3 the final 
• say I School v.a;i one thla^; th-it the children Lad to do. Beverly 

att^nSod iT-''^-s sohool for ©ii£ht yeara, a Junior Lii'h for one yoar 
I and Sast High for thr^-st y3£r?. On toe lOiu day of June, 19-^9. ahs 
I i^ndu-atpd frin "ast. Durrin^,; tbo time of tli*- •^t^^, Lav;renc» was "^ 
working at Gunitn. Ks ^jon'^tlmes worked for a lar;^;*? nurcb'sr/ of hour«» 
In fact h? would not aoas bovuf- for so::;3tl::"."-; ^or over two d>iy3. lie 
would Just 3lesp on a benoh dovrn '-xo th-- 'ibop, ih-: xore this oontinued, 
the greedier h« fcea^jpe. It .?;ot oO bad that 3fe . erly v^ould ^o to tue 
store to do the £:roc«;ry shopping s-.nd Lawrence would ; o wltl;. hnv, 
lis wouldn't ^o Ir.to th- -tore but Inetead he gave her the ir.oney and 
h^d her go in to buy the store. 'Ihs v.cney v, = s nc-v«r enough to p«y 
for th« iieeded things &nd she wcuJd never ^et any lor^. So t'uls is 
how it went. Then he rrtarted to ariiik. It ^^ot worse. These two 
problstns led to the dlvcrce. Aft-r the divorc"?, L-^verly ixid tb'-e two 
boys went wlti N'orr*. Vithin f;ur years, she ;r.et Leland Klnkel whom 
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'' 'St.,te or country) WisCOnSln 



..P..BVm.S':V. I I 

..i'.'a.nn I 2 



-^une. 26 



.111 



17. Ti.t.al lime (yeanil r- ir <-< 

.■.penl,nthi/V„"k5... Yr.Sl.O 



clerk. 



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. Number of children of (his m..tl 

U KiUfaam. 

period of Keatation [ ""'" 



c hild) (a) H orn alive and no 



"'.'H.o..u.g.e.ke.ep..lxi.g 
...Hftnie 

T - — " "".» I -"• Total time (yearsl,- v- 

.June 25 ,,31 1 "'«■'" i" "■!» "'>rk5....j..r.s 

J- (b) Born alive hut now dead 



21. Industry or business in which 
work vsas done, a-s own home 
lawyer's office, silk mill, etc' 

23. IJa 

engaged 



onlh und year) last 



When there was no attending physician) (Horn alivo or htillljurn ) 

r m„;w,/e. ,l,en the lather. househoU,-r.}- „. . T IT n 



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la .supplemental report J.J.AK ^1 

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sisned k..E....C..re.a.sy., 



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Midwife 



A^<>^^s J'-0-nro.e.,....yi.scan.sin 

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EAST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 

2SOO CHARLES STREET 

ROCKFORD. ILLINOIS 



HARRY C. MUTH, Principal 



May m, 19h9 



Mrs. Norma Swarison 
25^6 Kishwaukee Street 
Rockford, Illinois 

Dear Mrs. Swans on: ,' • 

You Y/ill be pleased to know that your 
daughter, Beverly, has-been honored by election to 
membership in the East High School Chapter of the 
National Honor Society. Her election by the Faculty 
Committee is based upon her high school record in 
scholarship, character, leadership, and service. 

Beverly will be formally received into the 
membership of the National Honor Society during the 
assembly Wednesday morning. May 18, at 8:15. We 
shall be pleased" to have you attend, and seats will 
be reserved for you in the center section on the 
main floor. 

I wish to congratulate you on your daughter's 
record in East High School. 

Sincerely yours, 

HGM:ra Harry '^. Muth, 

Pr -Incipal 



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Peberip ^nn ^toansfon 

rrat-ti rtf i^utLrra tin n tiT hrrt^h x_r • rrcrl ariM^t a d") x^a i> u a t r of 
the IZn'^t iSiijh -^rhaal and is riititlrC^ tu tliii-i 

iiUrit at 3:\iTt4vfnx-^r,3iiltxtuii5, this lOtli itaxjuf June, 1949 



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L-21'and Pllnlcil mga 3everl^ .I'.Mnaon ?.t a content in whlab thgy 
both we"^" pla^ itirs ^alt'ir'ni. On the ':)U^ I'-iJe baolc, thoy stai'^ted 
t''l':in^;3 ?^d c^attin^ to know eash other, Lol:?.nd l.lvlii^ In Belolt 
-i.nd l^vorly livltig in .lookford i^^ant that tl:i'^y tiai a liai^'d time seeing 
e-aoh otliar wsry Joft^n, Lsl ..nc"'. ivr >te ".lot of l'^t'=»'^8 '^.nd c^ll-d h'?]? 
quit* often v/hieh was ■s toll cilT. It waaa't too lonr, until tbo* 
tipi? t^.'^y deejded to ^r^t raarrted. Thla waa on July 31 » 195'^« 
Tbare flj:»3t hous"? w'l? on Pino ^t"-''~9t In Teloit V/laoonsin. Ihile 
■'.t thi« ^oijise thay started th?lr fi-^.ily, Flr^.t wg Leeton, then 
P'.-jMIo, than Arthar -^nd tbsn Lynn. All the -?i;ildr«n v-'era born at 
5ai.7t AntUony hospital In Iloskfoi-l, Beverly would ta^v9 to ^o dovm 
to tb.; bospital md sipd id ^. few days until the tlnse the b?.by decided 
CO bs Dorn. Tbay mov.id to .ioakford to live with lay ^randuiother 
^-/T^'on. Thsy then rnoved bjjk to '.Belolt. 'ibe next sumni'jr tbay moved 
to Ro3!<:ton v/hero they llvjc •.-Itb bis pareuLS. It wasn't i vex'y fun 
'jurxirr.jr b?oaus9 It was i v-^ry an'-ll hous'/ -^nd .vith four oinall kids 
?nd four ,-^rownups, It w->!3 a very arovjded house! lold. At th?» #nd of the 
sursra^r, :::i; T'other found i air.all apart2i:eat in HookTord oc r-siilly it 
found blTE. It 'a- 13 across the hall w.y from ny ^^^r .M-idiiiOther Swaiisou's 

I apartiEent. .;hlle llvlrji; Tt t.jla plaos, t::€y Uad iibere fifth child 
which waa t*, Lorl Hlrikel. Goon "H,ft.er I wn;; born, the your.£ frjsliy 
TOv»d tc 717 N5T-oleon strcr;t in ivockford. \.e ai:ent ^lo^e to tarn year* 
at th3» house with r bedroom for sioh ci' ray tv*o fjl«tere and one bsdroom 
for 5.11 of ua boy 3. vtier<-» v/sts ;■. lar^xe -.Itobaa, a living rooii, a 
dining rooEP and ^ T»V. I'oom, The 1---^® b-isement was Uied for work 
, spaee> plsLyapaoe 'ind i.y brother Philip bad his Lraln tabl* down tber« 

I whloh took up one ccrtplete and of the ba-ienicnt. The yard wa.- larga 
?.nd there >;&• a field n»xt to tt-s house tb?.t was bi£ 5aouj:h to hsve 



a garden an.; onoui^h lf?^t ovf?r to pl^y oono baseball gasGa in it. 
Ther-? were alot of kid;: i-i the nel^hborhcod eo Just ?.hout every nigbt 
durrin^ tre --ucrr.ar we h.^d a bail f:n.Te cr otber ^Mie such as klck- 
tbe-caii, or tag cr r=d light- ;-r*pn light. Theaa were fun tl:^33 whan 
my 'jiatar Lynn -ind I v,-ould niake up xuC cicc ?.r.':"i r sally hair« fun. 

V.y fatbsr vr?.s laid nfr in 195A froa F'iiro^nka becaune there 
w«an't enougb v;or1c. y* found a Job at 3cloit Corpot9tlon bullilng 
nia«blnas for a year "r.d a half. Tben he -vent to Injeraoll ^silling 
becauB© of rore uorfy, F* w?rkffd thf>r- until '.is decided to Join 
the Roclcford poliaa dopsrtisffnt whl-b w^ie in 195^« T!:er° hs v/alked 
a b«at 3'-;d rod* in frr- nrbul'^no';. Tben in IP'^?* 'ry rrctb»r got cIti 
to cult ind fO to ^'orlc v.r ^ tri-ick driver ';: Forest ^ity ond Slectrl*. 
HcTt tc vor'^red until 19''-'i wh^n he decided tr start cullding tsc^-.laea 
again at Special •a'sMn* Coxpany of Kockf^rd. he aslebrat^:*. 1:1e 
tenth yts.t tner-: in 197^. 

Cur f?xlly yf flrct v/as poor for wc dl'n't licvi ar..." "''Oiie^ to 
juat t-^ ^*Jt and srend. /e hed the food or the trtls ard the olotbea 
to wear. In 19^0, :r;y r.cth<?r decided to ^^o *-r-ck to school vrA >:/:t 
• dlploira E? she cojlc teach 3cfccol, .Vltir cTt help froT us kl??, 
abe finished cclli^^: in tbre? yrarr. Che rt'rt?d tc-cr.lr.^ "t ..tljr 
Hill i-ifcool -.nd h'<r, beer: wcfrklr;- thsr* fcr th* pasred tigt-t ye?!i'fe. 
'Jl of u£ kids S.1S0 get Jobs wher. ws ver^ eld erough. This helped 
tbc fsT.Jly Insoirs end v;e rre ncv; cornldir^d Tiddle class. 

Th<? dsily routlr.r cf th-- fjTlly -^rTrihTr*". '.■.•«r- Jui't of tbi'^ Trin- 
teaeace of tb«* house and th? esr^l-r.^ cf 7?^'?, . Of icurz? ?11 th: klda 
b?: to attend school. I.: -.crkford, th« e?roo]j yev= S^-rrlr?!: ;rcd» 
rshcol, Rccssv^lt Junlcr hi -;h ?3hcol -r.f tl. ;n v;eet Ill^'u. L'-^Aat, 
Pblllp and Lorl hev? sll ?tt?id«c two yr'?r? ?t Roak Vallsy C:>11=:3. 
Lee Ann eoatlnued to Southern Illinoiii Un1v?relty ?.nd jradu'ted 3? a 
P. S. teache-r. Fi:il' want to Sr>dley Uf:i-v*r7lty 3nd I plan to 
go to Northern Illinois University. Lynn is attending her sscond 



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year at tbc 3cLoll of IJaprapattiy lu Ghlsa^o, .Irthur ia working 
full tlr.5 and ^oln^ to ?.o?lc Valley part tlrro, Lee/am married Dsnnl* 
.voodhnll In June ot 197'u Tbry ir«t st J.I.U. ^ud tbey sirs now living 
tliere. On b lldsyp llk<» tb' .■.'"'! vir^i everyone arcept Lee Ann r-nc 
Dennis will 3orre to our bju^e f?r tbe ii^al and oelobrF-tioa, For 
0brlstT.a«, ever^' on.« v:iil b? ^it our tv^u?© to have the fun. For the 
celebrations like the fourth of July, ou fcjilly, 'jfll-e^^h' s fs.T.lly 
and A,li5®n'3 fa-u-ily, rJl io up to grsndsothar Keller's, bouss 
to bsve a bi^ icecl ?nc to wat.oh the firs works. '/vedding;s and funarkls 
^rs attended wit baa lar^.e portion cf the fvr.ily, V.'^ddlns^s 'Vq beld 
In tbr oi-.urcjb v.-ltb "2 l-irgs solobrntlon sfterv.-arcf 3« Funerals irs beld 
5u fuu«r-il pirlors, '\«li.;-5on clayed an l:::portant part la tho Ufa 
of Lhd fiiiily with Tiy fatc.cr reudiiit ^"<s Bi'^le 8tori;?£ to uj at, ca* 
r,upper table wbsn w? '..•9r«? small, "very S-3turoay nlebt all of as 
kids bad to coli=-h our ?.boo« to -st t'r.eT r*?ady fcr sbjrsb tba naxt 
moriilai£. »Ve went to oburab •v^'ry 3uaday -st Lbe Ur.it^d ~.r:>th«»"en 
Z'uUi-ah on Roakton 4vcnue until later w« w«nt to ths Unltad Srotbcrea 
Jburcrb oxi KuffTn::n 3lvd. All Df .u* 'clde we.''? b'sptissd md 30nfir;Ead, 
'■■y fst'a«r t ?-de tbe :^ecislon'i about our r;ll;.lou.3 trainia^i and ;ay 
ijotlisi"- i-Js ^11 of t'.js othar iT-orta,it !-3Ci3lon:», 3be bad tbti ^raater 
disaipllnina of ua kids. .'j fstb^ar bid a band in it ind I d~ trsin 
a band, vriisn -M&r '.ve ^,01 really out of hand, be would set us dow^i, 
u.iv-a .X U.1--2 talk iT.bjut it ■■3f*d tlj*n iive us 3 spsnaln^, to r5Tii:b5r 
it by. Tbar^! war's uo m-.;iJor conflliii In tbo faxlly b^aiU':'? wh^t -2V«r 
cy pir«nt3 said, wont. 

Life 5r:und tbi nsi^bborL-.ood .<?i ? ll;*ly on^g. liti, :.il i:.-i! kids 
l.\ the a«l5,bborboc>d, tb^ir*^-^ *-*» il/t 'j i *;!';•.» -jbin^ t^oin;^ on vitb^tb*- it 
was a b?3ketball £<?■!;<;, ? b'Jsib'jll .;£yn:3, ot^ of our fun filrc or 
9l'3dding on our bees ;r:ad3 ino'.v sourie, V-? b3d our clubb U7..:::3 and our 
seoret biding plasms ).nd Jur own tr'?» .lou-'^i, Vben we ^ot oldor, we 



vaated to Tve to a ns;; bou'je eo my pareiita bad a boucc built out on 
Olty v'lev.' Drlvo, Tbo h-i: ?,e is In the olty 1.1. -Its but clo3- suoucb 
to thp country thct vll the cth?r houcrr:: •'.cross the str-ist ars In 
the country. .Ve live In tbi" bou'='e nov\r. 



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%5 Qlcrttfos thai 

u'ai iwr, ,n §t- Autliuiiy's HaBpital, luirkfnn^, ^llinnis, at-.Ql2,^A> M. on the ISt^ 

i^j. o/j!ebruary a. d. /y. 5L ro«n/v V/innebasQ Rar._yhite_^;t_ female weight l^b^.. IQsc 

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Mother; huucn ,v.m,_ BeveTley _Ami B.nhpiace ]iilsconsin 

-, ,„ ,„, . Swans on 

■Al\ liillnrss iHhereDt IL- sW Umpiljl lu cam.l llns r.-rlilic.ih- to I:- iigti,:l /'r if; July authorized officer anJ 
it> Corpordte Seal tn he hereunto affixed. 



Uoipnal No-. fil4^ 



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Superintendent 



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Jhh Certificate Jjuul.l h, cjujiilh. p,f.rrveJ n ., : jh,.,!4c record lor future me, .n an jid w estahUshin? .i,j.- u hen enteriug ,ihool. for franchise rif:hls, milil 
:eri-ice, wt-ijl security, proiing eittzemhip, inJ Lritjii. e -■(-/(/. trtd inr tithir valudhle information. 

Entered Hospitalii^-^Sl^- ^-''-^ . A. ^ •^^ /^ \\ _R< 

iTo Be Filled In By Mother, 



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.^ospiTAL Birth certifigate 

(Ellis Ccrttfes'that Philip Kgitn HinKe^ 




uas horn in St. Antlionti's Mospttal, liotkforiJ, 3UtitniB, 

j.y of^ Uay A. D. 19 52 couniy v/1 TinebflgQ 



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f^/irr-. v«w .» /,.» T^.i»nd Arthur Kin^^ Ij.;.^ •.lisconsln 



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3n 3i3iilU5S ShErE0i the said Hospital has caused this Certificate' to l*e stgrud by 
its Corporate Seal to be bertunto affixed. 



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hit CtTlipcatc should he carefully prtitrved m s valtuhle record for future use, as tn aid in esUhliihing dgt uhn rntcHng school, fo 
eriice, socisl security, proving cilizensbip, inheritince rights and for other valuable information. 



cd HospitiL 



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7 1 Bt Tilled \» By Mother) 




ST. ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL 






ROCkFORD. ILLINOIS 









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I'c sicjued Inj its dnltj authori^i officer, and its Official Seal to be 



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TTENDINC PHVSICI 



SUPERINTENDENT 



ST. ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL 



ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS 






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///r 27th JiKf of February h) ' 

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