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Rock Valley College 

Educational Resources 

Center 



JUHNKEV KIM DARLA, 1957- 



::ASE TYI'li: IM.MASI'. Pr.ACM THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OP THl' SECOND COPY OF YOI'R 
^1I,Y HISTORY. 

ar Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collectidn: 

Sn that your family history can be made more useful to historians and 
hers study 111)', American families, we are asking you to fill out the forms 
low. Til is will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily made over 
to an Index which will permit arciiive users ready access to just those 
ads of family histories needed. 

SURVEY 




Your name Kim Da rla 

Date of form Apr il ?^ , ^QJf, . 

Your college: Rock Valley (College 
Rockf CD rd, Illinois 

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



Before 1750 
1850-1900 



1750-1800 ^ 

1900 or later 



1800-1850 



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

N e w E n g 1 a n d ( M a s s . , C (5 n n . , R . I . ) M iddle Atlantic(N.Y.,Penna., N..I 

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



(l.a . ,Mlss . , Al a . ,Tenn ,Ky . ) _J Wost South Cen tra 1 (Ark . , N . M . , Tex . , Ok . ) 

_X East North C e n t ra 1 (Mi ch . , Oh i o , 1 nd . ) x P ac i f i c (Ca 1 . , Wa s h . ) 

(llawai 1 ,A 1 aska) (III., Wise.,) 

I' lease chock a 1 1 occupational categories in which members o t your 
family whom you have discussed in this paper have found themselves. 



X Fa rming 

T ransportation 

X Professions 



Shopkeeping or small business 



Mining 

Big Business y M anufacturing 
Industrial Labor ^ Other .g;q1p.c;ni i^n 



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



Jewish 



Presbyterian 



Me thodis t 



Roman Catholic 

Baptist X Episcopal ian Congregational x Lu ther an 

Quaker Mormon Other Protestant Other (name) 



What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 



Other Scandinavian 
Indians Mexicans 



German 



French 



P uerto Ricans 

Central Europeans Italians Slavs 



^is t e rn Eu r op. 



Swed ish 
Blacks 

Jews 

Irish X British Native Americans over several generations 

East Asian Other(Name) 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 



_x Interviews with other 

family members 



Family Bibles 
Land Records 



Family Genealogies 
The U.S. Census 



Vital Records 
Photographs 



Maps 



Other 



FAM'I I.Y DATA 



A . Grandfather (your f a the.r ' s si do ) 

Name ^^°^i ^^g^^t Ami Juhnke Current Residence deceased 



Date of birth January 1, 1896 Place of birth Cnmrr-^y ^ M i nnesot a 

Date of death August. 31 , 19.^0 Place of burial Janpsville, W isconsin 

Education (numbe r of years); 

grade school 8 high school vocational tiol lege 

()crupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st farmer Dates Ist N^wUlm, M-inn , Dates 1026- 1000 

„ , plumbing „ „ , 

-nd Dates 2nd .7>,nP.«^v-i Up, u-jcp Dates 102 9-191^9 

(Chevrolet) 
3rd mannfar^t.iiT-ing Da t e s i 929,1 9j^ft 3rd Dates 



A th Dates 4 th Dates 

„ , , . . Lutheran 

R e 1 1 g 1 o n 



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

Place of Marriage to your grandmother Wisconsin) date Vp.h-r^ f^ ry 1g.'l? g6 
NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or anotner 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Olga Janisch Current Residence Rockford , Illinois 



Date of birth October 1$, 190$ Place of birth Spri ngfield, Minnesota 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school 3 vocational 

college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Is t r'lP-rk Dates iQoi_iri2^ Is t New Dim, Minn. Dates 1926-1' 

2 n d D a t e s 2 n d Janesville, Wisc. D a t e s 1 9 29-1 9li9 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



4 th Dates 4 th Dates 

Religion Lutheran 



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

I' lace of marriage to your grandfather Wi sconsin date Februa ry 1^,1926 

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



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



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

college 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



1st 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4 th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 

D a t e s 

D a t e s 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 
B-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your father's side) 



date 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Current Residence_ 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school_ 

college 



vocational 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 


Dates 


Dates 





Re 1 i eion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Date 



Graiiid f a ttier (your mother's side) 

N a m e Char les Vernon Critser Current R e s i d c n c e _ unknown 

Dnte of birth January 1$, 191$ Place of birth Lapel. Indiana 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school i vocational college 



Ocfupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Store manager Dates 193] , . 7 ^-s t 1 1^ Tjn c oln Pa r k Dates 193h - 1916 

2nd Da tes 2nd Da t es 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



4th Dates 4th Dates 



^^^U^.ion Lutheran 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name PhyiHg Lillian Wor r Current Residence Rockford, I llinios 

Date of birth A„r^,^+ o 1011 Place of birth pp+ay.hn-r,n-r,rr\^ t^v,„«t_„u' 

— Augu s t 9> 191a rRLftr oo roo gfl-^ Li-ne&lnsm.re^ 

England '^ 
Date of deat h P lace of buria 1 

Education (nu mb er of years) 

grade school ° high school h vocational college 

PLACE OF RI'SIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
I) ales 




R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Plat'c of marriage to your grandfather Date 

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

''^' "^^ give th»t dA-ta on the back of this page (D-2) 



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



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Current Residence_ 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



;rade s chool 



high school_ 



voca t iona 1 



college 



Occupation(s) 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
_3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCI 
(after leaving home] 



Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 
D-2 Stepgrandmother (your mother's side) 

Name 



Date 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



grade school^ 



high school 



vocational 



col 1 e 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates_ 

Da tes_ 

_Dates_ 

Dates 



lst_ 
2nd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDKNC 
(after leaving home 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



D a t e 



6 
LDREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's n.-imt should appenr below 

Name Duane Arthur Juhnke 

Place of birth Janesville, Wisconsin date December 23, 1933 

Number of years of school ing'" 1?^ Occupation plumber 

Residence Rockf ord, Illino^ r i t a 1 Status Married 

Number of children four Death 

^■■1'"'-' Jnl i a T.anra Jnhnk R 

Place of birth .Tanpsvillfi, Wisconsin date May 2^. 1931 

Number of years of schooling nin e Occupation house wife 

Res i denrer; pc;c;vi-nPj Wisr.nnsin Mari ta 1 S tatus married 

Number of children f i yp Death 

N .1 me_ Y.ldorF i M a y .TnhnkR . 

Place of birth jj^^^ tHttIj Minnpsnta date May 11 , 1927 

Number of years of schooling +.wp1vf> plus Occupation secretary 

Res i dence RppkfnrH Marl ta 1 S tatus married 

Number of children faur__ Death 



Name 



Place of birth , date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence M a r i t a 1 Statu s 

Numberofchildren death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Statu s 

Number of children Death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mari tal S ta tus 

Number of children death 



Name __^___ 

Place of birth _date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Mar i ta 1 S tatus 

Number of children death 

N a m e 



IM a c c- of b i r t h d a t e 

Number of years of schooling Occupa lion 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children deatli 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number ol children . deatli 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2)-your mother's name should appear below 
1. Name Donna Joan Gritser 



Place of birth Rockford. Illinois date January 1 3t 1936 

Number of years of schooling 1_2 Occupa t ion Medical Secretar y 

Residence Rockford Marital Status married 

Number of children four death 

Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 

Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation^ 

Residence Marital Status 

Numberofchildren..' death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation^ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children \ death 



10 . Name 



Place of birth date __^_ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence M arital Statu s 

Numb or of children death 



Your Fa ther 



Name Duane Arthur Juhnke , Current Residence 

Date of birth December 23. 1933 Place of bitth Janesvinp, Wi ...r>r^nc^ n 

Date of Death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 



high " school [^ vocational 8 months co 1 lege j_ 



Occupation(s) 

aviation teat man 
2nd real estate 



3rd plvunber 

4th 



Lutheran 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
-Dates 19^6 - 1970 1st Seattle, Washingtnn Dates iqcCc: . c:a 

-Dates 1970 - 197i| 2nd 3307 Liberty DHvp Dates ip^A _ fi 

Rockford 

-Dates 19 7li - present 3rd 1612 Hack-herry LanP Dates iqAi _ A3 

Rockford 

-Dates 4th -^:^n7 Liberty T)rivP Dates 10A3 . Ag 

5511 Millry Drive 196^ - 1969 

^375 Mariposa Drive I969 - I971 



Religion 

Political parties, cKvil or social clubs, f r a 1 1 j-§i j^eii^,^^!^^ Avenue 1 971 -presen t 



Independant 



Place of marriage to your mo ther Rockford. Illinois date October 1^^, 19^'^ 

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



Your Mother 



^^"•^ Donna Joan €rito o r 



Date of birth January 13, 193g 
Date of death 



Current Residence 218 Hig hland , Rockford 

Place of birth Rockford, Illinoi s 

Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



grade school 



highr s chool 



vocational 



college 



Occupa t ion (s ) 
1st sales clerk 



" piano teaohor 



Dates 
Dates 



1953 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

)ates 1955-56 



1953 - 1 9 57 



3rd homemaker 



2 n d 3 307 Uberty Drive p ate s 1956-6 1 
Rockford, Illinois 
Dates 1955 - present 3rd 1612 Hackberry Lane Dates 1961-63 

Rockford 
4th secretary - medical Dates 1 969 - 197^ 4th 3307 Liberty Drive Dates 1963-65 



Religion 



Episcopalian Lutheran 



218 S, Highland Avenue 1971 - now 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 

R epublican 

Place of marriage to your father Rockford, Illinois date Oct ober l5« 1955 

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



E-2 Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 



Rel igion 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCI 
(after leaving home] 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



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



Place of marriage to your mother_ 
F- 2 S tepmother 
N Smo 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school_ 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Date 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



CO 1 1 e ge_ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



_2nd_ 
3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Re 1 igion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father_ 



date 



10 

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

Name Kim Darla Juhnke 



Place of birth Rockford^ Illinois i)ate of birth April 2?^ 19^7 

Number of years of schooling twelve plus Occupation sal e s clfirk- 

Residence Rockford, Illinois Marital Status single Sears 

Number of children death 

Name Trina Davm Juhnke 

Place of birth Rockford, Illinois Date of birth Seigtember Mi, ig '^g 

Number of years of schooling . ten plus Occupation waitress 

Residence Rockford, Illinois Marital Status single 

Number of chttldren death 

^^"'g B een K t Qr Ju te lJ^ n -_. 

Place of birth iTepkf ord, Illmoi s P a t e of birth April 19, 1961 

Number of years of schooling eight plus Occupation 

Residence Rockford, 111. Marital Status single 
Number of children death 

Name Sharla Gay Juhnke 

Place of birth Rockford, Illinois late of birth March ^6, 196"^ 

Number of years of schooling seven plus Occupation 

Residence Rockford, Illinois Mar i tal Status single 

Number of children death 

Nam e 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Nam e 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 

Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



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

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



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DUANE ARTHUR JUHMKE 



Father 

B. December 23, 1933 

M October 15, 1955 



DONNA JOAB GRITSER 



Mother 

B January 13, 1936 



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Grandfather 

January 1 , 1896 
M February 15,1926 
D August 31,1950 



, OLQA JANISCH_ 



Grandmother 

B October I6, 1905 



CHARLES VERNON CRITSER 



Grandfather 
; B January 15, 1915 
; M June 5, 193h 



PHYLLIS LILLI AM WAfiR. . 



Grandmother 
B August 9, 1,91 U 



ALVINA BERBERICH 



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2 January 1, I8h3 
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MARTHA AHNDT 



B July 1, 1880 
D September 1967 
ROY C, CRITSER 



B January 15, 1915 
n June 5, 193li 



B December 8, If 
M April 1911 



PRIMROSE WORTHINGTON 



April 19, 189U 
March 1972 



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SOURCES 

Duane Juhnke (father) 

Donna Juhnke (mother) 

Mrs. James Redmond (fiaternal grandmother) 

Mrs. Frank Scott (maternal grandmother) 

Grace Jones (sister of maternal grandmother) 

Alice Bontoft (great-grandfathers sister, maternal side) 



Part I A Paternal Grandfather 

ADOLF AUGUST AMIL JUHNKE 
BORN: January 1, I896 
DIED: August 31, 1950 

1^ grandfather was born in 1896 in the city of Comfrey, Minnesota where he 
was one of eleven brothers and sisters. He lived on a farm until he was about 
twelve years oUd. He then moved to Butte, Montana xd-th his family and lived on 
a very large farm. Drought hit the area of Butte so the family moved to Morgan, 
Minnesota. He entered WWI and served two or three years. After he was out of 
WWI he took up homestead in Montana for a few years. Then he moved again to 
New Ulm, Minnesota where he went into the plumbing business. Not long after his 
move to New Ulm he met his future wife at a dance. 



Part I B Paternal Grandmother 

OLGA JANISCH 

BORN: October 16, 1905 

Jfy grandmother was born in 190$ in Springfield, Minnesota. She attended 
a Lutheran Parochial School from first through eighth grade. Then her family- 
moved to New Ulm, Minnesota in 1919 and she attended New Ulm High for three 
years and then quit school to go to work in a dry goods store. She worked there 
for a year and then worked in the Wonder Store for about four years until her 
marriage in 1926. She went steady with Adolf from July 192$ until their mar- 
riage in February of 1926. 



Paj.^ I C Paternal Grandparents Lives Together 

MR. AND MRS, ADOLF JUHNKE 
MARRIED: February 15, 1926 

% grandparents were married in 1926 and lived in an apartment in New Ulm, 
Minnesota. Their first child was born May 11, 1927. They named her Eldora May. 
In February 1929 they moved to Janesville, Wisconsin to the Jackson Hubard 
Addition home. They purchased the $2,000 four room home wiith $300 down. While 
they owned the house they built a basement under it by themselves. In 1929 
my grandfather went to work at Chevrolet until 19U8 when he started to become 
ill. During the 1932 depression he was layed off from Chevrolet for a year 
and a half. He went to work on a farm for a dollar a day while he was layed 
off. He resumed his job at Chevrolet and continued to work there a total of 
nineteen years. In 1931 their second child was born and they named her Julia 
Laura. In 1936 their third child was born and they named him Duane Arthur 
(my father). The family moved to town and rented from 1937 until 1939. Then 
they moved to a forty acre farm outside of town and raised tobacco. My grand- 
mother had her cMn dairy with about 200 customers. In 19li3 they moved back to 
Janesville where they had a home at the address of 18 South Acadamy. In 19UIi 
the Chevrolet factory made shells for the war and then both grandparents worked 
there. Jfy grandmother worked there for the government and my grandfather worked 
there for the factory. In 19U7 they owned a restaurant at the South -Acadamy 
address while Monroe Point was there place of residence. In 19ii8 Julia was 
married to Raymond Raisbeck. Also in 19ii8 xny grandfather was hospitalized 
at the vets hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin with a brain tumor. He died on 
August 31 , 1 950 from pneumonia. My grandmother and her son came to live in 
Rockford in 19U9, They both took employement at National Lock, 




Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Juhnke 
marriage picture 
February 15, 1926 



I 

' Part I D FATHER 



DUANE ARTHUR JUHNKE 
BORN: December 23, 1933 

% fiber was born at home on December 23, 1933 in Janesville, Wisconsin. 
When he was three years old the family moved to Hackbarth's farm in Ruger Heights. 
He went to Blackhawk Country School from first through third grade. He then 
moved to another farm on RRI and went to Wooladale School for fourth grade. 
He continued moving with his family to 18 South Acadamy and attended St. Pauls 
Lutheran School from fifth through eighth grade. They also moved to Monroe Point 
while he went to St. Pauls. His father died when he was fifteen and he and his 
mother came to Rockford to live on the corner of Seventh Street and Broadway 
in ^9h9^ He worked a few months at the Seventh Street Sweet Shop and then he 
and his mother went to work at National Lock. His mother met his future wife's 
mother working there and make arrangements for them to meet. 



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Duane Juhnke (nry father) 
August 19U3 



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Part II A Maternal Grandfather 

CHARLES VERLON RICHARD CRITSER 
BORN: January 15, 1915 

}fy maternal grandfather was born January 15, 1915 in Lapel, Indiana. He 
had two sisters. His mother died when he was fifteen years old and his father 
re-married. He graduated from high school and met his future wife through 
Messiah Lutheran Church. He married Phyllis Lillian Warr on June 5, 193U. 



Part n B Maternal Grandmother 

PHYLLIS LILLIAN WARR 
BORN: August 9, 19lU 

ffy grandmother was born August 9, 191U in Peterborough, Lincolnshire in 
England, In 1921 she moved to Witham on the Hill in Lincolnshire. She came 
from England when she was nine years old in 1923. She then presently lived at 
1228 Elm Street. She went to fifth grade while she lived on Euclid Avenue. She 
attended Lincoln Park School for sixth and seventh grade while she lived on Car- 
ver Avenue. She started school at Central High and dropped out in her sopho- 
more year. She met her future husband through Messiah Lutheran Church in 1933 
and was married in 193ii. Some of the changes she saw from moving to the U.S.A. 
from England were that cars were more abundant and there were flush toilets in 
the schools. The schools also had books and morning breaks with graham crackers 
and milk. 



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1976 



Part II C Maternal Grandparents Lives Together 

MR. AND MRS. CHARLES CRITSER 
MARRIED: June 5, 193h 

My grandparents were married on June 5, 193U in Messiah Lutheran Church. 
They lived at 115 Lincoln Park Blvd. while they were married and my grandfather 
was a store department manager. After two years of marriage they were divorced 
October 27, 1936 on the grounds of mental cruelty. 



Part II D Mother 

DONNA JOAN WARR 

BORN: January 13, 1936 

My mother was born at home, 115 Lincoln Park Blvd., on January 13, 1936, 
When she was around four or five she lived at 2608 Broadway. She started first 
grade at Lincoln Park School while living on Woodrow Ave, She continued first 
grade and finished her second year also at Kishwaukee School, She lived at 1603 
Fourth Avenue while she went from third through sixth grade at John Nelson, 
Roosevelt was where she attended seventh through nineth grade. This is while 
she was living at 1135 Bruce Street from 19ii7 through 195ii. She attended West 
High and graduated in 1953. In 195U she lived at ii903 Illinois Street, She 
met my father through an agrreement of the two mothers that they should meet 
each other. 



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West High graduate 193i3 



Part III A Parents Lives Together 

MR. AND MRS. DUANE JUHNKE 
MARRIED: October 15, 1955 

Wy parents were married October 15, 1955 in Rockford. They had their honey - 
moon at the Wisconsin Dells. My father was then stationed in Seattle, Washington 
while nry mother lived in Loves Park at ii903 Illinois Street. Then my mother 
went to Seattle to live on the date of December 20, 1955. They lived at 1509 
Dravus for a few months and then Seventh Avenue West for a few months. On June 29, 
1956 my father was dismissed from the army and they came back to Rockford to live 
at U802 North Second Street until October 1956. While my mother was pregnant 
with me they moved to 1228 Elm Street where I was born. My father started 
Sundstrand in 1956 and worked there many years. When they were married n^ 
mother was Episcopalian and n^ father was Lutheran. My mother was then re- 
confirmed at Mount Olive Lutheran Church as a Lutheran, 



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Part III B My Life 

KIM DARLA JUHNKE 
BORN: April 23, 195? 

I was born in Swedish American Hospital on April 23, 1957 and lived at 1228 
Elm Street. After living there a few months we moved to 1335 Charles Street which 
is now a parking lot at Swedish American Hospital. After almost a year there we 
moved to 3307 Liberty Drive from May 1958 until March 1961. We prQceeded to move 
again, this time to Hackberry Lane until August 1963. We then moved back to 3307 
Liberty Drive because the Hackberry Lane house was to expensive at that time. I 
attended Summerdale School for first and second grade. We then proceeded to 5511 
Millry Drive. I went to Gunsolas School for third through half of sixth grade. 
I finished out the sixth grade at Thompson School while living at 2375 Mariposa 
Drive. I also attended Buckbee Junior High for seventh and eighth grade while 
at this address. I lived at Mariposa Drive until October 2, 1971 at which time 
our family moved to 218 South Highland where I presently live. I attended East 
High School and am presently at Rock Valley College studing the Social Sciences. 
I am presently employed by Sears and Robuck at CherryVale. I've worked there - 
almost two years. Previously I was employed at Ponderosa Steak House on State 
Street for one year. Religion didn't play to much of a part of ray life until 
last fall when I started to attend Campus Crusade for Christ at Rock Valley. I 
started Sunday School at Redeemer Lutheran Church while in fifth grade and am 
currently attending there. 



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Kim Darla Juhnke 
Senior Picture 1975 




Juhnke house (my present residence) 
218 South Highland 
Rockford, Illinois 
1976 




(my great grandparents) 
Rose and Alfred Warr 
50th wedding anniversery 
April I96U 




(my great-great grandparents, maternal) 
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Worthington 
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AI,E:UNDEF? JOHNSON SANDERS 

Alexander Johnson -.vas born 3n l'.^''; in loi-a. ile later 
movtid to Hockford, Illinois, wy.en he was about .'^0 yi-^s. old. 
In Rookford h« lived Just a few blocks from IVn, ^t. no tn' 
could be close to his work. Dovmstaira froiu whore he lived, 
nnother Al 't'linder Johnson liv d and th«ir srall was constantly 
getting nixed up. As a result of raall ; roblon Alexander 
deoide<>; to change hla (U^e, Ife droi-ped the Jolinson and took 
the 'ander' i^art f his fi'st n une and artded an 'a' to the 
front and end of it and -ot the nar;e a1<p>x Sanders, 

V/hilo in /iockford he met ^'nd inarrle^d Matilda, They hnd 
two sons Henry and 1'«rt5n. About a year aft^.r 'I'-rtln -vas 
bom latil ia di'^d of ty h id fever, in 3 ''•Bii, Alex's sister 
came from Iowa and took 'art in ?/aCk to Iov»a v/ith her where 
she rals«d him until Alex remar-rled. Ale;': reiwarried about 
3 yeara later to Johannah, 'ihey vvr;nt out to lo ^^a and got 
Martin, Johann<\h palsi.d Henry and Martin, Johannah was 
born in 1%8 and died 5n ?t9.?Q, Alux Sanders dlttd in 19 Ij.. 



EMILY tJJ0HN3?RO &iJi.T« JOHNSON P.'tAHK i hT-'J^SOK 

i-rnlly Bjoi'nber ; ■■•as born In iweden in l^'.}}* 'inlly caine 
to Rockrord, IllJnols, *vh< n 3he was l6. A I w years later 
the rest of h.^^r fsiinlly carae to the Jnlted states and settled 
3n Si-rlng Lak s, Iowa. 

iVhlle In Ucckfird she met and 1 ntor nuirrl d 3*en Johnson. 
iJwon worked at a foundry In Hookford. is a r svilt of wor ing 
it t^e foundry ><ien develo; ed lim.'^ trouble and a doctor told 
them to move to th^ C'-«untry for h5s health, 'i'hey moved to 
Cbe^r-^ Valley *n 1'^".'', Gwen dl-'d of resj-^rator^ troubles Id 
I'^'^l. 

; mlly had t}xr(-e children to .'uj-i,ort, so she at. -rt- d ciolnt, 
b'iklng for other j. f;o. le, i.m31y hIso did la^indry lor other 
};eoj/le, H ooUile of years after S\vcn»3 death i-rrdly ra* t and 
marrf-.d i rink Peterson. >rank 'Pas :\l30 a widower with four 
children. Pr mk was a cobbler*. Durln/.r the sujnmers at haying 
time he hel^^ed out neighboring farmers for 3.7'"^ a day. jjstiriy 
continued doing baking; for other leoile and als^ st-arted 
srlllng the rai^ rugs and cariOt- she had made on h^-jr loom. 

In 1Sq8 th»ty sold their home and moved b-ick to itookford. 
Jos^i hlne atay-.d in Ch';rry Valley with sorae relatives so she 
could oont'nuo jvorklng th<*r.'?. In Rockford the fan:lly boup-ht 
a small house on "th. ^^t. ^nd 10th. av^-. They ^11 found joba 
here 5n hocklord. 

-nunlly died in l^p', and r rHr> Id a few ye .rs ly»tv.r. 



ni'^'Tr joim 3 n!-BH3 -m, i."76 to 19 '^6 

Henry Gnndoi's v*ris oorn In HockXor' 1 , n"5nois, 3n l'^'76« 
hen Henry wns about 1 "' he start-^^d working' for Joe Hlllard, 
who rnn a !?;roc- py fltor«, -he store ^vns only '\bout 2 blocks 
from wh»='re "lanry 11 v.,,''. The ;'tor« was riore tJian just a 
proC'^ry store It also ca^'rled cloth5nii, stationury, and other 
thln-s» Henry started out hs a deHv-^ry boy and i^ventually 
started runnlivw, the i-lnce, Joe Hlllard drank quit ^^blt and 
was sick most of the time. Henry and Joe were ^^oo.: friends 
most of thf' tlrnej out they did fyrht alot o v^^r how the store 
should ne in.m, ienry thou-^ht about qiilttjng quite a i -v* 
twines but n*^eded the noney so he stfiyea, 

iienry roet Joseihino thru Joe's vJle Victoria, who was 
Josephine's cousin. They mat In I'^oj and continued ii elm.'; 
each other '^<nd corvspoi^dla'-MIl they were nnrried In 100?. 
iJeoause Jose hi ne :!1vfd In Uh*-.rry Valley when they first 
n^-t and Henry ""Ivd In nocklord^they only a^wtt ach oth.-r 
about once a wi-ek, usually on iundny. It took Henry about 
one hour to '^et to v^he^rry Vall-y wh^n he took a horse and 
bursty. He borrovi-ed Joo's bug; y when- ver he could to sav 
the cost of ta'-ln", the tr^ln. 

If .-ienry mall-id a letter so Joaeihln* by 8:0U'»M^ she 
would have It that afternoon, hen ^ienry was In -hlcaoo 
ono tirae JosMphlne sent a "otter to hlra and It took 1? days 
to '-^t thPi'0, In iti'^ny of t>;e letters ii«nry wrote to Joseihin 
he t-ilk'^d ab-M.it tlie news of whit w-s :-olng on Ir* Hoc-ford 
snd In th- nflt^-^n. 



In Auijuat of l^'^-y Henry Joined th« Illinois National 
Guard and went to Si-rlnj-rf io" d, Illinois, for tralnning at 
Craa\ Lincoln, In A; rll of ISO^ ho was s'^nt back dovm to 
Si.rlnfifleld lor wore training • il^^ stayed In ^^ rln.jf leld 
until he VIS.B sont to Guayavno, xuerto Hlco, and froro there 
to Guba, On the following i.a.^.f.a are some Xerox copies -^f 
some of iienry's lettf^ra oonoernlnc the Spanlsh-Am-rloan 
>.ar and <«IoKlnley»8 as.«5P'at* ->n, Henr^ returned In November 
of l'^9B# Henry eve^itually .ecaino '\ ll*^u'6n'>rt In the Ii:3n->3E 
Cua rd • 

Henry join d tho Svea 3oner :'oc5al association, "ihis 
*9 a Swedish choir. Henjry sanj; at mjuuerous weddings and 
banquets. xiO remained nctlve ^n 3vea Soner xxntll his death. 
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Joaaihlnw K, Johrson was born in liookfoi'd, Illlnola, 
'4ai»ch 5, !''<%, JosRihlne's family mov- d to Cherry Valley 
when she was 2 y ^ni's old. Th« laiiilly lived a little north 
of Gbftrry Val?-'5y a'>out 10 miles irom xocicford. iler father 
dlod when ahe wis ab »ut 3 years old. 

When Jose hlne was 3 5 sho started dolni^ housework for 
some of her neiahbors to nelj^ out at home financially. 
..h®n Josephine was IB, her lamlly aoved bac' to liockfird, 
Joseihlne stayed bel Ind 5n Chprr7 Valley st-^ylng with flome 
of her relativ^^s* Vlthln a year she stvirted workln,-; at a 
spK^ll stocVr^nfT factiry, ihe worV:<?>d there w ouple of y* ars 
and t^en q'j;"t to co to 3; rlxif Lakt^a, Iowa, with her mother. 
They st»iyed 5n Iowa lor l\. months vlstln,- relatives, '..hlle 
there Josf'. hine '.vorkid doing housework. her, they camr b'lck 
from lo'fla, Jos^*ihln© st!->.yed in Hookford, FJie r^ot a job tnThe 
i^ookford /atch factory working in rho office, she liisi f^ctod 
the cryatn.ls, Josephine had worked there nbout 2 yeara 
■.'hen Jose]h^ne and the ? other peoi-le^who work^^d In the office 
with her, were fired, Th'-y v;ere -;1v^'n no renson for th ir 
belnf, fired, -Tosci hlne then i-ot s job at a shoe factory in 
liockford where she 'orked until ;*^he j^-it married, 

vlille Josei-hlng was in -h'i?^ry Valley ale attended a 
Bavtlst ('hurch, hf-n she movf^d to "ockiord she stnrted 
ji-olng to a .ifithodlst v^hurch. She was an active church -joor. 



H}:NRY & JOSEJHINr. 

Henry and Joseihlno v,ero married June 26, 1007 • Thr^y 
were a-irrlod *n a Ba tiat Church In cherry Valley, Joae h±>!'8 
8lster,Alico and her husband Gustuv, went with aa witnesses. 
They lived in the upstairs ai artmont of a t/.o rnnilly house 
on 9th, i5t, and lit]-!, Av. only a low blocks Trom wb'jre- Henry 
wor'cod. Th^y lived there five yoars arid five months when 
the T'\ndlord<8 daurhter s'ot ;iarr5ed and wanted to niovf Into 
the Ui- stairs aiartment, 'i'hoy then inov-d to a a^ artmer'.t on 
Charlea Street t»^ jt, mthony itos, It-il, 'i'hey lived th^re a 
low years and then decided to bwy a Jionse, Vhey boU£;ht a 
house at 1211 Ijth. Street for ^,200.00. They i-ut the 
fl^O-T.OO they h^d sav-^d down on the house and borrowed the 
remaining, |1000,0u T'^om >ustuv, Jose hlne'a brother-in-law, 
?wo yfa.r*a later ,\llce nd Gustuv built a ht~>use icross t.he 
street from Henrv and 'osei-hine. 

Shortly aj^'ter Henry and Jos^.h^np were mnrrled Joe 
Hill -ird started drinklnr, quit heavily 'igaln and becanc very 
sick, Victors a decided to sell the ^.roce.ry store, no aertry 
St irtud looking for nrsother job. He -;ot anoth^^r Jocj at 
Norlanders ,.,rocei?y on Qth. street, ile rt>niained thfcre the 
rest of his life, 

Josei hlne and Henry attended a lothodlst ohurch in 
KocVford. Aftor Henry's death Jose: hlne stsirtecJ attendln^^ 
Tabor Luthorn v^hurch Just four blocks from were she lived. 



Jose, hlne and Henry had one son, iienry John Jandera, Jr. 
born M^iy 27, 1<)19« Alice, Jos-ihlne's slater, also hnd a son 
nboDt the same time, 1'he tvYo rlayed to,,»;ther when tht.y were 
g:>',v.vlng ui.. There rore al-' xnEiny othor children abnut deiiry'a 
afro In the n''l?,hborhood, 

Henry Sanders, :.r. died of tubfiroulos.la in 19'^^. "i'he 
funeral was hold in the }-ouse ->n l5th Strj>et» 

Joaeshln^ received financial heli frotn \^y r^latlva 
n.nd frlan-^s aft* r Henry's .loath. She also did some od-' jobs. 
In the fall of lopy Jose; hlnn started moclfini^, at Lincoln 
J\m1or Hlp;h Jchool In th<; cafeteria. 3he worked there until 
1Q50. ;^he .1 oked a wile to work an; a mile home lor tic first 
n5ne 7^=* >rs she worthed thrre b*ioausH she couldn't afford to 
i-\y the :'W. Jor tho bus ride. JosehJnc also rented t>!e u^i-er 
hnlf of the ho-re out to borde *s during the dei-r^aslon. 

.'hen iienry was nacrled he and iils wife laov -d Into the 
>>^n5='e on 15th 3t, vy^th Jnaaihlne, Josephine at ty.d in that 
housf''. until 1^7? i7hen she -'iwit tnto a nursing home. After shti 
uult work she hel|.ed take care of thr'.lr chlldre: and t) e hm-se. 
«fter the death of her dau^htST*-- In-law and a f«=^w years later 
the de'ith of her son^a housek-^^e er OH:f.- to at iy with Josoi^.lnr. 
The housekeeper stayed with her ab nit a ^ear aft-r whlcl ale, 
Jose hine, ^went to stay nt Illln->5 8 r.xtended Care Cont<,r In 
Hockford, 



CARL aoF CA.ai.;3^.H Sej.t. R,l''3l to 'lov. }.?, I9f>6 

GHrl , lof C ■r"' son waa born In .''eoen o-. tfrnbe;-* ^, 18/^1, 
on n sraall rnrra. His ; nr< -nts were In the5r -^nrly illtles 
\v>:en hs^ vvHS born, H? s five brot];era, wliO were riuch olcier than 
h5B5 had alre»ciy lelt home dv tlia tine Carl waa born. ..hen 
C'>r»l was ^bout 1 "i ywnrs old h© started wort.ln^j, on a nearby 
e3t'>t*5 as a hired hand, /ifter workln::, on the estate for a le/* 
^tr^^ars he opte.r<i.;d the ^.w*»d5ah .--.rmy, ■•her! Carl t'-.ot out ol the 
array/ o-eden was in a depression, C>arl oovld not find worJc any- 
wVfre In :iwooenj ao ne lelt ^?joden and went to Flnlim"i, In 
i'lnl'ind he foimd v;ori- on the ra11ro?i~8» -iter aj. proximately a 
year Iri il.nland ];« 'Ult for .eruTKirk hopln;; to fin:?, a better Job, 
•ie rot a job in the svt~-:r jnllls "out still wasn't ina>.lng as riuch 
■f,8 he had wanted, 

v'hen Carl was 'n his late twenties he leit Denznark to come 
to the -Jriited .^t.ites. He hoped that In the J, .i, he could cet 
a better ,-ayin'7 job, le came to RoeVSood, Illinois, because he 
had heard there v/ere '-iU.lte a ftw other Swodlah ^ eo|iJ.e ^n ti.lB 
area ana bf- cause of the lirge anovmt ol work here in furniture 
and C'lbiriet I'actorles, Shortly after arrlvln;: In Hocklord he 
got a job In a furniture iPactory, 

Carl joined tmny of the S'vedlsh ci^jon In .xookford, Ke jnost 
•ictlve In the L:"rans club and eventually b^cawM an officer of 
th»- c''ub, 

Soon aft'.r C vrl sctf^ed 'n Rookford aoaie of hie ooiislns 
Cirne to .iockford also, Botiv st lyed in Hocklora but the iiiajorlt:,' 
of them ir.oved further ■•o-rth. 



AiJifA CH'ftl.STIIlE OUS^rAFGOH 1330 to 1930 

\Tin9 Chrlatlj)© -rxist*4f8on was born 'n v;'t den, Anna c^me 
to the TJnit^tiid '.tttos w-en sh« was 5n her early f.ventles with 
hor aix brothwra and s^st-^rs, oho I'jft owed«n bacauae of the 
dftj-resalon th^rf. 'lar i-ar^nta oould not su^ i rt all the 
cbll rftn on wh^3t thi^y made but d!d not want to lf:av« 3»eden« 
AnrJi and }iereoldi^at brother stayed In Boston, Miaa., while 
the others spitf . ci out In the 'Iddlo- .est. In lioaton 8h<> 
wor^-'ed at f\-r old nea.-'-Hn's hone which wa» r^m l»y tiie Salvati-n 
Arrny. Anna v^.s of the .^3vatlon .^.m-iy f4*th and very active 
in the church In boston* After working a f-w ye-ira In boston 
"^nni raov^d to Aoc'-ford to Join her nlat^r, Anna ~.ot a joo 
^n a rrctrnet f-^ctorv aa a s'^amstr^Jss. Anna and her sister 
shared a a""^!! a} 'irtr^nt 1n d -wntown riockford. 



CAI<L h A>mA 

i^lille .\rmH ijustafson was vorkinj^r i\t tV.o ^araot laotory 
she met iJctty Carlson, Car>l V, Curl son's O'^usln. Botty 
eventually Intpoduoed Anna to Cirl. '■■^ few years 1 iter In 
19lh- Anna h d Carl wore narrled. They inoved into a small 
house on 3rd Avonue, Anna worked u^ to the time their llrst 
ohlld, Harry Carlson w^is born in 1Q17* Their daughter, ii\,hel, 
was born Oct. 1 , 1021 • 

Anna took the childre:! to the Salvation Arjy church which 
sh(i was very active In. C^irl was Protestant but not an active 
church goer. G'irl contlnuwd going to .yran untlll he was no 
longer thy si cally ^ble, 

iVhen the children whnre youn^^ Anna's brother, ir-^o) Joston, 
oarae to vlst for ^while. Also, after Anna's father died in 
o%-edeny her mothej-* c vr.e to 3t:y v^th Anna and clarl. She only 
stayed ibout 2 years and then .v«nt back to Swecien because she 
did not 'Ike iiockford. -hlle ^h© was here she hel^.ed Anna 
raise the child. ""e^f. ^^eoaus© Anna, Carl, and ^'■nna's mother all 
talked I'wedlsh the children ha." trouble in school with their 
rngllsh. rthel flimked kindergarten bfjcause she couldn't 
3i.eaJc onoui^V to understand what was goln^, on. 

After the birth of Harry^ Anna and Carl moved to a much 
larger house on "th Ut. vlter Anna's mother l^jft to go ' ack 
to Sweden, Anna and Carl rented the 2nd story of their housn 
out to borders. They had 'j. borders at a time. Durinf, 16he 
deprosslon when the nuir.ocr of lioiirs that Carl worked at 
Soandla Lumber were cut down the money he receloed from the 



borders helped out. Also during the detreealon Hari*y jot a 
l-apor route and wor-'ed settJnji uj. i-lna .In bowling alley, 
Aftor the deiresslon Carl qult^ his job at 'candla and go^ ^ 
better jay In'' lob at a ,'rTrmct factory, jla worked at thr 
garmet factory until he retir-;d».i:..__ 

Anna started i^attlnf; severe headachoa In 19^'6« ^ah® *'a8 
sick until h«r death In the spring; of 1930. In 10^:9 Carl took 
her to ;4<iyo Brother a Clinic In Rochester, ilnnesota, where 
she h*id aur-ery for a brain tionor. The surgery prevented h<-;r 
from GOln^r; b^ Ind but ti.ey couldn't do <iny thing el.se, A few 
months after Anna's death Carl tdred a lady, iva i-llnlc, to 
come to the housie! during the day an<i striljhton u^ and take 
carp of Etl-.el and Han»y. £va Tlvad Just a few houses away, 
1 va stayed the^e until both Harry and hthel >?t>re married, 
AS the children G'O't older she noatTy Just plcVed ui. <itter the 
borders, va st^rt^ d the oh-'ldren Rolng to -Ion Luthem 
Church Just a few blocks i|W!iy fron ^h.^re they lived. 

In 19.'|.3 Cirl met >\&vj iiradstlen, who was from Ui^per 
Minnesota, They Wf^re rnnrrled July 3, 19'sii-, Sl-iorfy alt .r 
thrlr rn^prlage Carl retired but still kei,t on hla borders as 
an e-'tra so-^.rce of Incon^e. 'ary died In 19^'0, Somotirae In 
196'4. a housekoei.«r movod In to c .re of Carl and the house 
becausi^ he hid suffered a stroke, 0=irl also atOi-i>a»d renulnt; 
out the Ui-atalrs to borders at this time, Carl suffered a 
fttw more strokes before h<; led Nov, 17, 196^. 



HKNRT JOHN S/a?JD. ^?'i JR. f-lay ;/7,1919 to .l-y 19, 1072 

Henry 3and>r8, Jr. waa born in iockiord, Illinois, 
on l^ay ?7, lOTg, He si-ent Ma entire ''If e?, c^je- t lor vyh'?n 
'"(^ w i3 In the Na'«'f"^, In ^ocVford. 

Henry went to H-^llstrom Or^nie School which was only 
two blocks from wherft he llvd. He then atte-'ided lincoln 
Jxmlor ITlfh onr- mile frnm wVTe th«y lly«d» Honry went to 
HocVford G-ntr:0. Hl^^h but droi^ped out to ;^et -^ full -time 
job„ -iftf^r he: got m-x of the Navcy he went back to school 
fivA -ot his dltloaH. 

lenry had a .a^. ;r route when he youn;^ to h<plp hla 
TTJother out financially, ;hen he qnlt school he (3ot a job 
qt Hookford Tool fr. hfo (lator o«^l"ed riockford Lrop lorge) 
ininn*nr a lithe. He rtn-ilned w.^rkln-. theiN^ unt^l he v/aa 
drifted, 

Henry attended snd was confiraif^d Iroin Vabor Iu:th.-;rn 
*-ihurch. He was not as aotlv in church as hla i.arent5 had 
b en, 

Hf^nry • .3 drifted In the be,.;lrmlnr- of 19 --• --*» oorved 
In the ^'Jav-^y in the Faclflc, rnl.le In the iiivjry ho studieu 
electronics and ro^^lruc] radios ant! rada», :ie was diechar, .fed 
In 19lj.6 af t- r s^ en 5.n , a ye tr in the hos.-ltable at Great 
-«::^r, 'Taval Base. ^^^ had b. en injured ^fter falling iroin 
the nnst of a shlj. durln'? ■■^- sUwi^iu, He had to have surr.ery 
on his b\ick, «ftf-r returning home he beoame an active 



raembrir of thh Navy Club in .Sock lord, 

'Vhen Henry Tlvftd homf5, he ano his mother usually celebrated 
holld^iya nlone or with Josephlmi ' s r^latSv* u. 



liTHtL V. CAHLSON )ot. 1, 19^1 to Aug. 9, I969 

i.th«;l V, Carlson was born In ^^ockforf', I^linoln, on Oct. 
1, 193B1. 3he )ui.d one broth«r^four voai'a oldnr. timi* and her 
broth'^r ivere raised by their mAi-.hi^r in thb .v>.lvfttlon .irniy fH*thi 
LattTf aftf-r their mother's death, Eva PTIrJc st irted taking 
•tliem to Zlon Luthern Ohurch, ^ f^e?. b--came very aotlv*? In the 
Luther Leai^ue ^t the church and also sang In t>ie choir, 

Lthel had polio when she was about ten ye- r;. old. She 
had to wear brac' s for about a year after. Because of tlie 
br-cea she did not . irticli-ate In inu'*.b at th-\t time. 

.■.hen .thai w-'S jwln to Mijh school she went to all the 
baskf-tball gaxn«^p< sh<=s oould. iithel also vvf-nt to a!l i rhf dances 
^n 'own, ■thel was '»n ^v •>» ^ <• '-tndent in school. 

htViel babysat frequently for Wr, A: wire. Hj»imnr^r, who v/ere 
^j^hbora. She U8';d to -la'.e between 25/ and 7S^ defending upon 
how Ion? aho stoyed with the ohlldrsn, usually 2 to 3 hours, 
Shortly aftnr graduatin,;; from hl^l; school sh:; f.ot a i art-time 
Job at a bakf.j?y one block from v;ere she lived, 

Although -.th;5l s.ent alot of time at home, she was with 
., :' frVnds a ;?re-it deal, 'i'hey us. d to liKf* to £0 to the .irug 
store to <;;et socJas, .0 to carnavals, and to danct>«« xh' y also 
wt nt to the nei.^hbor'ln.fi communities of rielvidc.re, ^ree^orfc, 
>Byron, Che-^ry Valley, and ^^.-lolt, -th«l also Si-ont a ^.reat 
deal of t5me listenln: to th^ r-' '3o. t.hel used to havt her 



Irif^Us over for dinner md to ai end the ni^ht qultw olten. 
iihe also 9; ent jrruch tlm« at frt;nl9' houHea. 

At t^mes she ) ad ar'e:uinentfi ..jth her brotlier and father 
and ti".:,u-ht about Ifavinc; l.omc , but reruiined there until shf 
"WIS :r!arrlod. 



•HENRY & iJUnvi. 

i>thol G-irlson met Henry Sand'.-i's Jr. xz a danoe on .»i>rll 
5» 1Q--J.0. They aj'<' oaoh oth«r Infrequently for the n> xt few 
raonVi.h* Th y tYmn sturt'='d 8'i-?n5/ e-^ch other more often nnd 
then started -Tolnfr, .^leady^on August PS$ 1^!4.0« '("hey were 
enr,:';;'^^ on November ?Q, l^'iO. They were th«n marrl'-d on April 
26, 19'i-l« They moved ?n vflth Jose, h.lne, lenry's mother, ot 
" 11 13'th 3tro.et« Joseihlne spent most oi h'-r tlrne In the 
V stnlra of the house i^hat she tod i-revlously r-»nted out to 
.benders, 

ibout a -".onth before they '*ere married Jienry had received 
a qu( at5-on«i5rft fmn the <jr-^ft board, he was then dr?ifted 10 
^nths aft-r thoy wf;re nnrrled. Af t«n he was drnfted, lithel 
i^got a Job at FJsher^ Ptttntc Ghl] Comi&ny In rtockford. She 
;j^ein?<lned at the home *m l5t"i Str, with her rnotn<:r-5n-law while 
Henry was 5n the Havy, vVhilf h« was ?ri the Navy they coi%8i-onded 
fr^'quently. >'hlle he ^"as in the hopiltal >it Great LbMo.s, 
-Bthel vlated hlra •as often ns iOSs^bT-^, 

TJ. on iienry's return to itocVford, he >':ot a Job aa a mallKnn, 
While delivering. chII to an or, hana.c?e, ^enry b- came Att ichwd to 

siyoung boy llv^n;-^ there, 31nc« Lthel ha-l had t* fnw n!l8CarT"3ati«»s 
¥»nd d^d not think she could hav- children th^y decided to a^io^ t 
the boy, • horp name Is *"'lch«»rd« i'.thel ^ult work a month before 

,;they got hira. They broui^ht I dm horae the llrst ox' July in 19^4-7 » 
when he was 17 months old» 



In 19^0 Henry and ; thol added on to their l-.ourte. They 
added on two more bedrooms nr\r] a ?.apger downstairs bat?iroom« 

In 10^1 on "'-vo;nb";r 17, : thel gave b.l.rth to a daurhtt-r, 
who v; i.-j named Hae<\nri .- llzaboth. 3'-^causo hthel hstd had so toa rh 
trouble before shf '"r :■ forc-d to a: T'nd the la at six months of 
this pref^v* -cy In bad. 

Because of rin-»nc3»il > roblers Ithel start' d working ;^i^al!n 
in 1955. She started out as n cie^rk at Harry's Hobbies and 
oyland md was eventually made a jnana er of the store. She 
'\d h«r boss ben^qnie v-ry rood irlond'> and .:he continued to work 
th-^re ■'.Hit 11 Vis dooth, -ils deritV' aflected both xienry and j..thel 
v-r'y much bec^Hse ^f th^^ closen ss that had developed b( cvveen 
thara* H>»rry's wife sold the store ahorfy a^ter Harry's death. 
After six months off }:_thel started working as a cl'rk at iiob'o 
"Hardware, She work'-d therp about P^ years, i.ohel th^n started 
working j-art-tlwe as a c"'.c.rk at Kockv^?* hnrmacy, which viae 
only k. blocks from hone. She nvAde $1,60 an hour, ohe worked 
there until she was no Ion. tr -^ble to. 

Htrnry 4ult his job as a r^iallmin In 19*^7 and w^^nt back to 
•vork as a lathe -^^ <^<rHtor at rfockford Drot i'orj^e, ue rena5n^.■d 
thr(re until he was killed on :!ay 1^ , 197 2, in an Inoustrial 
aocldent <it ^7ork, .thel hnd died ,r<*v3ouEly on Au,v> 9» 19^"^ » 
-ft'-r a Ion;?; battle with dncf-r. 

jhlle .thel was at -.vork Jose^-hlne did nuch of the housf^- 
work unti"! '^he vv^a no Ion '--^r fihle. She also h^"' - d in *"ho 



uj^brlni^lnn; of thf; ^v;o (Mldren. 

Hollc^aya W'ire celftbrntfid vri'l. just the Iramocilate rurally 
oxer, t on Chrlatrms v'; whon t}.cj usuilly h->d olos' l'rl«nda 
ov r for a sraorijaahord. 



Rlo'k was adoi t«d whu-n ho wis 17 month a old, 

I.lko Heni^, ^Ick :^lso at-t-nJed Ilatlstron '\nd Lincoln Jr. 
iiiph. He dro: ; «*(1 out of L-'iat -'Ir.h wh-^n he ivas l6, while 5n he 
I'^th -'•r xde. He st ■!■«+•. nd -^rorklng as an olovator operator ^n 
Hotol Fault In Hockf'ord, He then -'.ot a b^tt'^^^sr Job at Bob's 
.;)Hardwar© whore h« worked imt5.1 h« w-s draft- d, 

Vhile In the- TInltod 3t t..8 i^rrrj he served 5.n ~Jie K-9 latrol 
In Vlot Nanu a« wp.a d. so]ar;r;e(: In 3©..t. of 19^7* ai^t' r<: turned 
* o Hoekford, Since returnln; frora Vlot i<am he has had nucivro'us 
Jobs such .i8} dof: tr^ln-r, ^as 15.v>;ht 5nata''l r, working;, lor a 
oonatructjon coraiany, wood crafts and furniture niciklnr:, anr] 
moat recently -». rlass blower, 'i'hene Jobs have takt-n h^m all 
ov;r the country. 

Hick has ranny lnt< .'eats an'-' 80i;.e of his Vobbl-s ar-^ campln , 
motor cyclln;/ , an^" trivnlln'. 



RA:.ANS L SiVSIKRS JURGLNS Nov, 1?, 19iil 

I, like my f'^.th'-^r and brother, ^ttonJ.-d Hal?-3trom and Llmooln, 
I .^^ipiduntyd from \st hlpsh school # in June of I96Q. I then 
ttfin'^ed a comiutci^i rogra/'milnj^ ichool 3n iiockl'rrd, 

Vhiin I was your^^r I ha* many responsibilities around the 
.houRB boc.'.u:,d my noth-rr Viforkod and my grandmothtrr was rcttlnr 
to old to do an th<r work. After my mother got canc«r the doctor 
let h^r stay home most of th« timf-, so I took c »re of her until 
h*?r de'tth shortly nfter my -raduatlon from hij;h school. By this 
time ray graridmother w^s HVilt old and it b<»oarr!e necessary for me 
to take care of J^er and eventually running bh« entire hous*-hold, 

I started worklnf at Hockvlev/ Pharmacy i-nrt-tirae ofefore my 
senior year in hi;r,h school. .hlle workln?; there I met --^Ichard 
Juri'ens. I contlnu'^d worklnji at -iockvl w Pharmacy nntlT 1 
graduated from th»-^ com; utor i-rogrHmmln,-; school. I then got a 
-job at Commonvvealt'^ ^dlson were I am i.res«ntly emtloy^^d, 

rilck and I dat d on and off for awhile ancl then stnttod 
.going tofethrr more steadily. A.ft'^r jcnowlnp; each other for l\. 
years v^e wore m'vr»ried on a^gus' li-i-, 1^71 • "« movr^d 5nto an 
apartment on ., otite ot., which w is the li.artm^mt th it rny 
fhusband% parent b l!v(.d In whwn he >vas born* Hick j^raduated 
from Northern 111, 'Jnlv, this seragst,'" with a 13-o. in :d. 
His major was history, 

Aft-M the devth. of my fath'^." it v^s ac^aln noc^ asary for 
.me to t^.Ve o^'-r th'". res. ons^bllities of my grMndmother, Josephine 
Sanfiera, between carlnv for my ^undmother and be5n the 



'-'dia.lnistr itor ol' my dad*?; estate , the res^ on8lb.1?l 5*;5fia to ray 
faiTilly have bocorie r^reat'^r than «v r, 

• ly c^^andfath'^r Senders had started a stam] collection 
wht-n he v^.8 "ouns, which my father contjnu'-d t,o julld. My 
husband and I no.. o7/n ih.1s collection and hive •* come v> ry 
Interested *r«il.Jfej!j collect J nj and plan to r,ontlnuft to build 
tho coll -ictlnn. vVe have atarai-S datfn^^ back to iBoO, 

3ome of our other intnrestn -re i-hotoc:raphy, music, readlnt., 
and horticulture, Ve became 5ntf5rested in ^ hotOi:5ra! hy shortly 
afttr Retting m''r'r?ed, '\nd B^nc.^ th'-it t5rae we havt- built a 
dnrl^room. - e ho^e soinfjd*?y to do fr'^elanc* vhotor3P"^i ^y as a 
second occupation* 

Holidays w«- usually oeleorate^wlth Hick's ^-Arents, 

»F! wore married at labor Luthern Church of which v;e uiro 
'■both members, e '.'o nnt .r'^sently ai.t'j.d church, 

I vory seUom s.e my brother because he Is very seldom 
^n -^ockftrd. 



KECKLER, CHRIS SAMUEL 195^1- 



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

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

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Ancestral glory is, as it wero, a limp to posterity. 



Each individual should feel that he can make some worthwhile 
contribution to the world and to the socirty in which he lives because 
of the army of ancestors who have precedrd him. In -jvary family there 
are many in this army who have pushed ahead to new frontiers and to 
notable accomplishment in different areas of life, Knowinp^ this, each 
individual should step out fearlessly in his chosen field feeling 
confident that this inheritance will give him strength to achieve his 
best, and that he is capable-within his area-of doing as well as anyone, 

•JHHHHHH*- 

A lineage is the outline of one's descent j as far as knovzn, without 
the story of e^^ch generationa nd of each individual. It is the skeleton, 
without the flesh but, but just as much can be learned from a study of a 
skeleton, much of a family history becomes apparent frcsn the study of a 
linkage, 

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•^t may seem strange to find the data from soma more remote generationa 
to be more complete than is that of earlier generations. This is often 
the case when descent traces to English families. The pedigrees of many 
English families entitled to bear heraldic arms can be traced back many 
generations due to the Visitation records. The College of Hoaraldo for a 
great many years made periodic visits to the different counties to chock 
on the right to bear arms and the lines of descent in those families ar« 
racord,sd for a great many generations in more or leas detail. 



1. K.-ckl*r 

2. Fratrrnal Grandfath'»r: Mwrrin Abrahajn Keckl^r 

3. Pern: Oc'ober 1?, 1873 in Gcttyburg, Pennaylvania, M-irricd 
Hattie Catharine Cupp bora in Franklin Grove, Illinois. 

h. Died: April 29, 19^8 in Oregon, Illinois, 
$, Oncupabion: Farmer. 

6. Childr'^n: Ten 

a. Irnns Elva Rager - born June 17, 1903 - died January 15, 196U 

b. Charles Eugene - died in infancy 

c. Ella GetJ-udo Walker - bem June 19, 190U 

d. John ^Ivin - born December 13, 1907 

e. Catherine Lucille Black - born September 13, 1909 

f . George Robert - bom May 3, 1911 

g. Helen May 3akflr - born Noven-.b^i- a, 19lU 

h. Francies Le«ra Bcwls - Ijorn March l5, 1913 
* i, Clarence Sa.iuel - born April 1, 1916 - died August 26, 1962 
J. Edith Marie -died March 25, 1918 

7. Hattic Catharine Cupp - Wife of Hervin Abraham Keckler 
Born:- Febuary 2, 1883 in Franklin Orove, Illinois 
Died? December 23, 1918 in Oregon, Illinois 
Marriedr January 8, 1902 in Oregon, Illinois 

Hattie Catharine Cupp parents are: John Cupp and Savilla Miliar 

■!'<• means my father 



1. K-ckl-f 

2. fjrca ;, )r*at Grandfathrr: David Kftckl'-r 

3. Horn: April 18, l8ll. Mirrird Jano Pr«dy ' 
U. Cliil''.--n: Nine 

a, ASr;ihajn - born M-irch I^, 1037 dj rd April 9, 1911 

b, Cliristian - bern I83? 

c, R-iry Anna - born I8L0 

d, Srnuel - born I8UI died in Civil V/ar 
o, Nancy - bcrn I8UU 

f , Magdal«na - bom l8Li7 

g. Sarah Ellen - bom May 17, l8U9 died Juns 8, 1869 
h. Susan Elizabeth - born l85l died l36l 

i, David Alexandsr - bom May , 18^3 
5. Jane Brady - Wife of David Keckler 
Bern: July 2, I813 
Died: Sept h, 1870 



1. Ka^: ■ r 

2. Grai: i ra*:,her; Hannibal. I^ance ''cs5'*r 

3. Bor..: August 22, IGO3 in V/ayriesvilJ a. North Garelina « 
Mirr^d Julia ■'^lizabeth Molvina Nol.'*.ncl in C^.ntorif North 
Carr' i na 

h„ Diff.i: Febuary 2?, 1965 

5). Purl Ir Oak Wood Crmrtary, Monnt Morris, Illinoia Ma us el im 

6, Rciuctioar Fourth Grads Education 

7. Occu ^-jtionr Farmer, Capentor and Printing 
C, Relif^ionr Methodist 

9. Children: Eight 

a. Nina - born December 25, 1905 

b. Floyd - bornl ATic.Tist 1, 1907 - died ■December 18, 1970 

c. Ava Messpr Karris - bom November 11, 1911 

d. Claude Messer - bom Deaceinber 19, 1912 

e. Georgia Messer Olsen - bom April 3, 191ii 

f . Willie Glee Messer - born April h, 1916 died -^pril 26, 1916 

g. Jessie Lee Messer - born ^pril U, 1916 died J\ina 15, 1916 
h, ^dna Mae Messer Keckler - Born March 10, 1921 



« means my mother 



1, Nolanl 

2, John Isnd 

3c Born: 1520 - 1^2^. K^rrisd MslvinA .vc«)ci Moland 
h. Chilf:.--:n: Two 

a. Tod 

b. r rah 

5. Sen c : Petnr Noland - Brrn 1780 

6. Mftlv: 11 V/o©d Neland - VJif e ©f John Ncland 
Died: n.^comber 2, 1921 



1. Nolsn:! 

2. J-^r, '.'oland 

3. Porn; Ppccmber 15, 1E!?7» Marri^'d Gliarity Cordelia "ocd Nwland 
h. Di'^d: November 15, 1936 

5. Pur? '1. : Panther Crc^k, North Carolina 

6. Plac- of Residence: Fin^s Creek, Nrrth Carolina 

7. Churc'; Affliation: Papitist 

8. OcGu; ition: Farmer, Live "^tock ncaler, Trade Real E"tate 

9. Children: Eight 

a« Jr-hn - b9rn 1882 nsrried M-^ida - children H-lma, J.c, Vnnj 

b, Julia E, Melvina - bcrn Ocbcbcr 16, 18GU niarried fl.nnihal 

c, Grover Cleveland - married Ida G, Noland he died .lane 9, 1935 
children ara - Cecil, Robe't Lee, Edriy. Clare. Ida G, Noland 
died December 10, 19h5 

d, Georgia - m.irried Lvho Greory she died July 11, 1935 
children Lucy Kate Earnest DeVJitt 

e, Dscia Lou - marrj<^d Ncsh Gre*rny she died Becembrr 15, 1931 
child Lou, Gilb'-rt, Alline 

f, Ouspie Aup;ust married Taylor J, H(}'3ford - she vns bcrn 

::ay 21, 1866 - he uas born Septcmbor 11, 1075 riie.i July 11, 1959 
Tarried in Waynesvllle, I'-rth Csrf.ilina - No childr?n 
C, Vergia married Howard Burris - she was born 1099 - 1900 
children - Hellen, Howard (a druE^lst) 



h. Hoiner - bern 1900 - 1902 iV»rld War I DiBappeared 
J;s3 Noland and Charity were Double First Cousins 



1, />?srr 

?. Grrah !'r;)nflfath«T: Lav.Ton Mrsr-T 

3. "orn: F-^buary 2, 1937. Married Avalinn aiith in 1859-60, 

U, Died: Jnn» h, 1930 in Clyde, N'crth Carolina Regment 

^j. Puriji: "ihitie. 'O-'k Gfimstary, North Carolina 

6, Rcliron: Methodist 

7. Ghii:-cn: Ten 

a. C , tliTino 

b, K-nry 
C. '^/illiajn 

d, Crorre - children 

e. Vance 

f, Thomaa 

g. Charlie 
h, Hannibil 
i. Abiligal 
j . Ilizabeth 

8, Ava]ine Smith - Wife of Lawson Mcr.sr.r 
Born: January ?0, 1339 

Died: Febuary 8, 1917 in H-iywocd County 

9. Placr of Residence: CrabtrJea - Cove Creek 



1. »sr»r 

2. Qiarli 6 Kessf.r fHarrircn) 

3. Hi? "'; ther - Law«en I'^-M^r 

U. His ■■ thrr - Aralene Smith Mcsccr 

5. Marri'd: S^ra (Salley) Catherine Lne 

6, H«r Fther - John Lee 

7, Hfir "■ ther - Jane Field 

8. Chil.' -r-. - Twelve 

a, J' lies Lawsen - Mellcy M^Elroy — J»mes Law8«n bom Kay 7, 1898 

b, VJilliam Hannibal - N«ra Hrney 

c, (llanch) Avaline Jioa - Jarris Morrow 

d, H-r;ci« Ellen - Hob.art Gras+y 

e, Annie May - Deceased 

f, rsrrirae French - paul Flemons 

g, I'ii nspn Dock - Lucille Pulinan 
h, 7.ela - Deceased 

i, Alice Roberta - Dciwld Pul.man 
j. Wiisie Jeanette.- - Gorden Shipi:a;*jt' 
k. (Jack) Charles Latt'jir 
1, Lfr-fis Harden - Catherine Worley 



1, Mcsser 

2, Pill M«nBer (William) 

3, Wife - Margaret Clark 
U, Children - Eleven 

a, Anna 

b, Fannie 

c , Bertha 

d , OliTer 

e, Walti^r 

f, Ethel 

g, FergU8«n 
h. Roy 

i, Lizzie 

j , Spade 

k, Zinna - married Lawernce Long 

5. Bill Mosser - father Lawson Mosser 

6. Bill Messer - mother Avaline Smith Messer 



1, Mffssrr 

2, Thomas Fatten Messer 

3, Born: Febuary 18, l8ll,n Married Lura Sereptha Snolsen 
on necember 20, I89I 

h. Died: November 1, 1958 

5. Place of Residence: White Oak - Hazelwocd 

6. Children: Six 

a. Joseph Mackinell - born July lU, 1892 

b. Jess Hanibal - born October 1, I69U died Jajiuary 1918 

c. Homer Henry - bcrn March U, I898 married September 17. 1921 
d«. Eleanor Elizabeth - born March 3, 1901 married May 3, 1958 
Ov La-Btson Browi - bom April 17, 1903 

f . Ocig Avaline - born July 9, 1911 died July 11, 1930 

7. Lura Sereptha Snrlsen - Wife of Thomas Patton Messer 
Bom: December 23, 1869 

Died: September lU, 1953 

Burial: Hillcrest - Waynesville, North Carolina 

Parents are father - Joseph Young Snelsen 
mother - Elizabeth Frusber 



1, Messer 

2, Great Great Grandfather: J»hn Messer 

3, Born: July 10, l8ll. Married Hester L*we 
U. Di->U 1928 

5. Plac* of Residence; Live White Oak Tovmship 
Civil -/ar Vet, 

6. ."".hil ^r-jn: Nine 
■a.. luv/son 

b. Hill 
c» Fatten 

d, fnllie 

e, Elizabeth 

f, Lucirida 

g, J^mes 
h, I>.chel 

i, Noarne (Yarbourgh) 
7o Hest'T Lowe Messer - V'ife of John Krsser 
B»rn: I8O3 
Died: 19.38 



1. ViCSSr-T 

2. nr<»at ir-at Great Oranfifiith'^.r: '^liri'tian Fr.'-,:^nt M«S£?fti 

3. PcT'n: 1761 ApproXo Oranf;e County, Ilorth Carolina 
Rjvcli.atary Soldier 

)i. Dipd: 1850 

5. Placr of Rssidcnce: Panther Gre«k, North Carolina 

6. Chilr-rnnr Three 
a. Fred (Fed) 

c, J-^hn 

7. Unknc:.-! name for wife of Chriati^n Pargent Kesser 
Date Carried 1782 -83 Ofansre County 



1. M^?5T 

2. Unci'' i'Yff'i (Fed) Mosser 

3. P.."n: 1791 
)i. Bird: 1907 

5. Marri -d Anna HuntT 

C, Born: Aug-Jst 2, l8l^ 

7, Died: January 26, 139U 



1. Merc— 

2. Grfat 'Ir'-at Grrat Grrat Gran^Ifatl-.er: Gaptian Messer 

3. Br.^n: In Crarif^e Cnnty - Ret:ulator Maverneat 
h. Pie'!: June 19, 1771 

5. More ra Captain Ke:^srr in the irticls "TLIE MESSER FAMILY** 



1. ZniVi 
2a Jehn lith 
3. ■■•'iff I'Cnown 
h, Chil'-.r«n: Ten 

a. H.ten (Sen) Livinr in V^aynesvi^lp, Morth Carolina in 1970 
prrihably about 75» 

b, P owing 
c • (' in V/yatt— F«:nale 

d, M"jllne 

e, P'-tty Smith - Bill 0, Mecser 

f, Cling 
g,. John 
h. Bud 
i» Henry - Henry Jehn and ©ther Brothers went to Ashville - 

J, Susan Smith Branlett— — Mrs, John-— Jehn father vas a Presby. 
Minister 



Are raking Oeod - 

There Sons now coTununity 

leaders 



1. M^Elroy 

2. Henry M^'Elrwy 

3. His father - J»hns«n M°Klr»y 

U. His mother - Lydia Medford f'i^Elr^y 

5. Catherine Messer - Wife •f Henry M^ii^lrgy 

... Born: Febuary 28, 1888 

7. Died Antrack, North Carolina April 1965 
Places of Residence: Iren Duff, North Carolina 

8, Children: Five 

a, Lydia - Rf>bert Lee James 

b, Ninnie - Colbert Crawford 

c, Lawson - Dare Crawford 

d, Mozelle - West Millner 

e, De Voe - Glee Justice 



"THE KESy?K PAKILY" 

For r.n nccorato and complete story of the Me.-.rer Rencalogy, the 
ann.ilist .ould have to start with tlie Pattlo of Aiainance, althou.-;h 
truliticn minht point tho vny to fields f-'e hack of that date, ".■.'■^ll 
authoritative history, how^vrr, staphs a^ dramatic incident aa om 
of a yeri -5 of climaxes following the battle in which threi^ of th* 
Me33crs v. ^re star actors (Captain, vilfe ;.nd sen.) 

It K-3 tVe day following the encounter on Alainancc cr»»'^k t'-^t 
the event as related by throve hist.orir.nr. occurred. Wheelrr's "':' '.cl os 
of Kortl-. Carolina," Fitch's "F.oun Uc-lr.-tfd Hits of American Ki'l' r;''' 
anc! Caru^hers' "Life of David Cr.ldwell" all jriva substantially th:) 
pame acccint of the story. As tc tho abr.olute truths of the tr-.r-ic 
in'.i.dent, there can bo no question. 

In I'le Battle of Alavtance, which soni<<! writers claim to hav; 
been thf first armed conflict of the Rf-.volutioniry War, althourli it 
0''.curT>3d four years before the war actu-.lly began according to tho 
historirrr of that period, the Requlatcrs were defeated and their 
comnand dispersed. Captian Mes^fDr, one of tho l<»ad9rs of the R'^.riilators, 
was taken prisoner and brought before Tryon, tho British Governor, and, 
without a trial, condemned to death, which was to bo carried out thd 
next day by hanging. Captain Mcssers' wife heard of the trya.nr'i-^al 
action tr Tryon in a few hears and hastr-ned dui^ing the nicht with her 



ycan^^ sen, ,1urt ten yeTr.-s eld, to the Crtnp of the Dritinh, i'r>-irh n.-^ 
thor^ enrly in the morning. 

Tho ''^llowinf; account was taken fron Garuthers' "Life of Calciuflll," 
"Peln.-, an influential man in his neic^hborhood, and having t-V an 
a very active part, he (Capitain Mosser) was to have been hanged the 
next day after the battle; but owing to a very affecting incident 
which occurred, he was reserved for the grand fete at Hillsboro, His 
wife having hear in the course of the night of what was to take place 
\Tcnt in tho morning to see the last of her husband, taking along with 
her their oldest son, an uncommonly sirart and pretty child about ten 
years old. She was lying on the ground, he face covered with her hands 
an(i her boy weeping over her, while the prepai^tion was making for his 
execution; but when the fatal moment had arrived, as he thought, the 
child stepped up to Tryon and asked him to hanj him and let his father 
live, Tryon wished to know who had instructed him to do so, "Nobody,' 
was the reply, "What is your reson for making this offer?" "Because 
if you hang my father, my mother will die, and the children will perish," 
S"j.d the boy. This request was made with sioch simplicity and earnestness 
that it touched the governor's feelings; and he told him that his father 
should not die that day." 

But the promise to the boy was only a respite, for the sequel shows 
that Captain Messer was executed along with a number of others on 
June 19, 1771, only about a month after the incident told in the pre- 
ceding paragraph. Direct tradi tonal information is that this Captain 
Messer, his given name was not known, was the father of Christain Messer, 



Paga 3 



who camfl to the Dutch Cove section of Hay.-roorf County in 17p6 and ir.ado 
hi5 homr, and that Chri?tin.n Mrsr^er himnelf wsn tho bey who pep.n-d for 
the life of his father on the battlefield of Alamance on My 17, l'.'71o 
V.T3» M9«^.'-r -^nd her other cliildren fade out of view and nothing i? 
Irnrvj of • "i^t became of h-^r or of the otlier memberr^ of the f;ijnily. 
The traf ly of her hur.band':? deatli and the h«roirra of her oldcj^t -on 
st-;id oir, ar. the startin-^ points of a f-'mily's careerj 

Recv rd 5 in tho office of the Korth Carolina Historicial Com ir.cicu 
sho definitely that Christain I-l~syer was a Revolutionary soldier, 
and it i''> nure that he proved to h" a f":<"od one, that he fcunht ii'ivly 
on many '> ttlefields of tlie Revolution vjith always the thought In his 
mind tl":.'' ' his every thrur.t at the enemy was a ctroke of revenge fcr tho 
if;nomin:'. us death of his father, 

ChristiJW Sargent Mer.ner wan tvc^ty-cne years old at the clr ■:« of 
tho Revrlutionary War, He; had bocfno a sr;asoncd soldier d'i.rir;g the 
three cr four years that ho had Phoulder«ifl ar.n5j in behfa.lf of A;ni x'ican 
Indepondr'.nce, It is 'julte. suro that he retumf-d, after the var, to 
th.? olc l^Oine place in CbVir-"; County, rnarried, and cettlr^d do>.Ti to 
assist i'"i the developrr.'rnt of the country he had fought to free from the 
cppresscr. Whom ho married is unlcnovjn. 

Prior to hii? coming to Haywcod Couty, or vjhat is nc;) Hayv;cc.d County, 
to live, Christain Kesser had moved from Orar.^c Ccunty tc Burk-, but the 
exact ] cation has not been deti^rmin'.-d. Ho p'xrcha^ed fro;ii th^'i : -ite a 
tract o-^ land, of which there is rc-c.^r.-;, but the location of tlr ' Id lest 
in obsc trity. It is cert.-.in, hovjf-v-r, that he cama to w'nat is r.-w Hayxjood 
County in 1796 and settled in the Dutch Cove section, whore he livd for 



t"-!','."- )i 



siCPi" yrnr.". It i? no!, ktir-,; i how mii"h fa^'Hy he; hud at th*? t.im'; hr r.-jirn*, 
hi' I it !.-■■ ' ^c•.:n that one npn, •'rr^, cr "rVd" ;.rj ho is best known, v;.i3 

uith y\xr, Ccr i'Yed, who di -rl in 1907, tula many people now liviri-- th?t 
hr remrnb-r=! coming hare -r.hd passinp; thrr.iir^h ^shvillo and h'"ln[; bit'.'n 
by 5, do,'', l.'.rrr, 

Betvr-T Captain Messrr, vjho lof t hir. lif- in the Rr!>:ul.ri tor rovrrrir-nt 
in 1771, •■ i the Mesners vho are living nn'.-j (1?3?^, the linl: is oui i.e 
plrdn, T.." persons only hftd a part in bri.nrinr, first hand infoiTf;.. 'i en. 
Christian .'arrent Mess-i-j:'^ vlio had a traric rrnnon for remsiriVerinr f'-.p.t 
fatc^l ti;- ■ . nnd Fred or "Fed" who Jiv^d until 19^7. 

It i- probable that Christian Mescer did not tarry Ion:; in T.utch 
Cove:, f-r i.he home place of the first one of the faiTiily to come to this 
part of th". State xsae near the mouth of Panther Creek in v;hat is now 

Fi;v^'? Crr^'-jk township. There is built a home and reared a large fainily. 
Several of his sons moved to Texas and Arkanstc, One went to Tennessee 
to live. Three, Fred, John and David remained in Haywood County. 
Christian Messer died in 13?0 in the ninetith year of his age, 

'♦Fed'* yiesseVy the oldest child of Christian Messer, was five years 
old when he came with his fatl-er to the Dutch Cove section of Haywood 
County, Ha remera>^er©d the trip fron their former heme in Burke 
County, and said that as they were passing through the town of Ashville 
in 1796 he was bitten by a dog, an incident that would naturally raaka 

an impression upon a boy of that age. Re remembered also their break- 
ing up in Dutch Cove and jpcving to the mouth of Panther Greek. He grow 
to manhood in the latter place, but later married and moved to White 
Oak township where he spent th« remainder of his life. He di«»d in 190? 



Pane 5 



at ih*- ago of 117. The followinf^ Fketch of him was writt'?n by John P;<rri8, 
Jr.: "onn of the mopt interesting stories I have evr heard was about 
Uncle Fred, or "Fed", Masser of Haywood County, It is said that he llU 
yrars of age when he passed away, 'i'he life of this man would fill a 
bcok. Uncle Fed was one of those typical mountaineers that are fast 
passing from our Carolina Mountains, He lived 22 miles from Wayn'^sville 
near the Pir;eon river. His home was typical of the early settlers, a 
tumble down log cabin with a roof of split boards, and the flo»rs heavy 
and loose planks. 

"UTien he passed his first v»te, it was for James Monroe, and he had 
a fight at the polls with dome fellows because he was a free holder." 

"Uncle Fed, it is said, nover used tobacco until he was grown, and 
he used it then to stop the toothache. He was asked if he used intoxi- 
cating liquors. He replied that he had been taking a little snip before 
breakfast for ninety odd years, 

"Vftien anyone went t» see Uncle Fed, he would be found with his shirt 
open to his waist. There were only two times, so Uncle Fed said, in his 
life that he buttoned his shirt. The first one was when he got married. 
But just as scon as the ceremony was over he yanked his shirt open. The 
©thor time was when he was about fifty years old on the oold Saturday, 
Uncle Fed said that if you threw \xft a glass of water it would be ice bo- 
fore it hit the ground, (Nina Messer Vetrono-my mother's sister) said 
that she could remember Uncle Fed. She taHced about hciw he was cuppNsed 
to have G-.i-m across Pigeon River on his 100th birthday, u 

"Uncl'i Fed could neither read or write, yet his knowledge cf the 
Bible vjan astenishing. 



Faf' (> 



Th« f-''-ip!e of V/ayncsvin* likn Uncl'T Fed, Tli-^y paw hiri on h.l'; tvine 
£ y«--r vir'ts, Evrry six rncriths, he wallcrd to tov;n, takiuf: two '■'.ya for 
the rouni' ^rip. In his lar.t years, it took him thrc^ days to ma'c: tha 
trip, Opi"" while h«! wis in ' 'ayiir'Gvill*, h? was invited to this hrr.-* of 
a prcTiinrrt physican for dinn-r. They h.- d ice cream for d>^..:Eert, It was 
thf" first i'ncle Fed had evrr scon. Ho w.-n carried off with it, H" told 
his hostf': ". the next time he came to viral, th-^m he wanted the co]'-i sa.-c r- 
first, 

"Thrri seems no doubt about the a^e of Uncle Fed, The clerk of the 
court of ; -nywood Ceunty han .;»n authentic reccj'd of his an"* Wh.en Uncle 
Fed passf i away, his mind wac sound and quick; but his eyeniftht was 
f;<ilinr;, 

"Se -.T^^^n the stery cf Uncle Fed Mcs'^-'^r, a typical mountaineer tf the 
North Ci I' lina mountains, v;ho pancnd aviay at the af^e of llh. 

Vflif' ;ier or not the above story does justice to Fe<i Me^-rer, it in 
quite tiT. '. that he vjas a rnpn that was kno;7n and respected thrcu'-Ji'Ut the 
county, '-13 n advanced ar'.e ^':ave him preoti,^/'!. He v;as much sour^ht ?iftor in 
his last years for the information that h'? could five r.-:qrirdin,"; the tim.es 

l-'-^C P' t. He lived through more than three generations and ■..•'■ir.t a diary 
his woul ' be if he had kept one. 



KEESY, FREDERICK WILLIAfl. 195^1- 



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

Contributor to the Kock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that 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 a 
mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
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SURVEY ***Vc-,V;Vy.-A>VAAAA-,'.--,'r-.\:yrA>';AAy::V!V;'c^;V 

'V OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name Erederick V/illiam Keesy 



Date of form jjg^y g^ ;L974 * ^ "^ ^ ^ 

2. Your college: Roc k Vail ev College ■■■ (ID // ) 

Rockford, Illinois - 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



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

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X P ad f i c (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 

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

X Farming Mining X Shopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation ^Big Business ^Manufacturing 

X P rofessions Industrial labor y O ther 

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

X R oman Catholic ^Jewish x P resbyterian x M ethodist 

^Baptist Episcopal ian ^Congregational Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon OTher Protestant Other 



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

^Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

^Jews X Central Europeans X Italians Slavs 



X Irish X B ritish x N ative Americans over several generations 
East Asian Other 



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

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AMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Thomas Franklin Keesy Current Residence 

If dead, date of death l!j.^^ 

Place of birth V/lllard, Ohio Date of Birth 1870 



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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 3890- 

(after leaving home) 1 q-^r 

1st Painter Dates 1890-1905 1 st Bucyrua, Oiiio Dates ' "'-^ 

2nd Store owner Dates 1905-193? 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 



'jth Dates Ath Dates_ 

Rel igion United Brethren (Me thodist j 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. rLepuoli^jan 

-Lioyal Order ol liOoae 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother uucyrus, Onio ^^^^xoo^ 



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

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name i^tta KobinsoB Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 19!?!? 



Place of birth V/illard, Ohio Date of birth 1872 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

4th Dates 4th Dates 



Religion united livethr-P., 



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



ffGTU 



f*'3" of marriage to your grandfathe r Buc.vrus P^^^ IBRO 

Note* ' '^ *■ ■ ■ -- -^ 



ih^HatHf'.»fhl^^8a£l'8?dtl'il? 3i|e^^A-^)f stepmother or anoth 



er relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N,jme ^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 Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'4th 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 

Ijth Dates '4th 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 c ollege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dai 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Da 

Re I i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



irandfather (your mother's side) 

Ered Leuthold 

lame Alta-^ett&g Current Residence 

f dead, date of death iq67 

'lace of birth Dubuque, lowe. Date of bi rth 1886 

!ducation (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school vocational college 



lccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
5t Telegrapher Dates l 901-1 903 1st _Dates_ 

;nd Estimator Dates l9Q3-l 9452 nd ^Dates_ 

ird Chemist Dates l945-19673 rd ^Dates_ 

ith ^Dates ^^th ^Dates_ 

teligion Presbyterian 

•olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Republican 

Masonic Order 

'lace of marriage to your grandmother xiuiiuaue I owe date 3^g]_^ 

lote: If your mother was raised by a stepTattier' ur anoctiep relative (to age 1 8^ — — 

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

irandmother (your mother's side) 

lame Alts. V'etter ^Current Residence 

f dead, date of death i!jb^ 

Mace of birth Dubuque, Iowa ^Date of birth 1888 

[ducat ion (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school vocational col lege 



)ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

Ind ^Dates 2nd D ates 

}rd ^Dates ^3rd ^Dates_ 

Religion Iresbyterian 

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

„ Obnrrb 5^^°°^ Groups ^ ; 

rlace of marriage to your grandfathe r DubuQue ' . A r^ 

*Jote: 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) 



Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead , date of death 

I'l.Kc .)! I.irlh D.ilc of l)irlh 

I d I K.I I ion (miiiil)c r fif -/<■,, t ■. ) 
'ir.idf' '.cfiooi h i (jh school vocational collryo 

Occupat ion (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

'4th 



Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 


RESIDENCE 
eaving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 








Dates 


Dates 


3rd 








Dates 


Dates 


l^th 








Dates 



Re 1 i g ion 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

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 high school 



Occupat ion (si 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 





vocat 


ional 
1st 


col lege 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 




Dates 




Date 


Dates 


2nd 




Date 


Dates 


3rd 




Date 



Re 1 i g i on 

Political party , civil or soci al cl ubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



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



Name Hazel Francis 



Place of birth Bucvrus date 1890 

Number of years of schooling Colle.p-e n^^. ...=.«■. A.^n>. 



Residence Bucyrus 
Number of chi Idren none 



__^^_________ Occupat 1 6h Teacher , 

Marital Status : arried 



Name Boyd Ben,iamln 
Place of birth iucyru; 



Number of years of school ing_ 
Res i dence Ohio., Illinois" 
Number of chi Idren b 



^te 1906 



12 Occupation Sales I'anager 

Marital Status Married 



Name 

Place of bl rth 

Number of years of school ing_ 

Res I dence 

Number of chi ldr6n 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupation 



Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of school ing_ 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



date 
ITccupatibh 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooHng_ 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupation 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school ing_ 

Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



"Jate 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of ch i Idren 



date 



Occupat i Oh 

Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth "~ 

Number of years of school ing_ 
Res i dence 



Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



date 



Occupation 
Mari tal Status 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of Clll lUfUII 



date 



Occupation 

Marital Status 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C- 1 , D-1)-your mother's name should appear below 

N.iinr Carl ^ ^ 

f I • I ' '<• of 1)1 1 ih Dubuoue da I o 1915 

Niinih'T of yf.ir-. of scPiool i tu) 21 Occupation irsyciJOlOglst" 

Resi dcticc V/Jsconsln Marital Status tiia-pT--! ^ri 

Number of ch i 1 dren ? 






Name Violet 

Place of bi rth Duoao^ue date 1917 

Number of years of schooling ifi (Occupation Teacher 

Residence Illinois Marital Status V,'idowed 

Number of children A 



Name Mayian „ ^ 

Place of birth Dubaque date 1919 

Number of years of schooling 1/ Occupation teacher 



Res i dence Dubaqae , Iowa ~ Marital Status Liarried 

Number of chi 1 dren 4 

Name I.-arjorle 

Place of birth JJUOUque J^te 1920 



Number of years of schooling L'^ Occupation Secretarie 
Res i dence California Marital Status Married 



Number of ch i 1 dren 



5. Name aUtb 

Place of birth Dubuq^ae date 1921 

Number of years of schooling ]_'^ Occupation Housewife 
Res i dence lowa Marital Status Married 



Number of ch i 1 dren 5" 



Name John 

Place of birth Dubuq.ue date 1924 

Number of years of schooling iH Occupation Photographer 

Res i dence Oregon Marital Status Larried 

Number of ch i Tdren -z^ 

Name Rosemary 

Place of birth DUbUClue date -| qyy 

Number of years of schooling Ij Occupation Bankteller 

Residence Illinois Marital Status ] arried 

Number of cni 1 dren n 



Name 

P I ace of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mari tal Status ~ 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

P lace of b i rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status '_ 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



10. Name 

Place of b i rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation" 

Residence Mari tal Status 



Number of chi Idren 



ur Father 

me Boyd Benjaman Keesy Current Residence 

dead, date of death i q;:;-) 

ace of birth PnoYpii^ CM.0 ^Date of birth 1Q06 

ucation ( n umbe r of ye a r§ ) 

rade school 2 high school 4 vocational 1 c ollege 

cupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

t Sales l.gnager Dates l926-1946 1st Illinois Dates 

d Restaurant Manager Pates l 946-1 qs/l 2nd D^tes 

d Sales I'/.anager Dates l954-1961 3rd ^Dates 

h ^D ate s k t h ^Da te s 

ligion Uj^j^-fced Br etbren (. etbodist) 

lltical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Rep ubl ican 

Loyal Order of i^'oose ■;,■■•,■•, ,■■•,•.■-■,■■■• 

ace of marriage to your mother Atlanta. Creorgia ' ' ' ' ' d ate 1942 

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

jr Mother 

ine Violet lorette Leutbold Current Residence Illii ols 

dead, date of death 



ace of birth Dubuque, 1 0g& Date of birth 1917 

ucation (number of years) 

rade school 8 high school 4 vocational ^college 4 



cupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
t Teacher Dates l964- ? 1st Illinois ^Dates 

d Dates 2nd ^Dates 

d ^Dates 3rd Dates 

I i g i on iv.et hodist 

litical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Independent 

Gamma Fai Delta, BF^Hf National Education i^sso'ciatlon ,,.,^ " 

ace of marriage to your fathfer (J^eoTgla d ate 1942 

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



Stepf athe r 

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 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


^tU 



3rd Dates ^3rd Dates 

Ath Dates i^th Dates 

Rel ig ion 

Pol i t i cai* part les , civii or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



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 I i gion 

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



Place of marriage to your father date 



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

Tie Frederlcjg Y/illlam 

ace of bi rt]i Illinois DaTe of birth ].q54 

Tiber of years of schooling Jn College Occupation Student 

sidence Xlllnoip 

nber of ch i Idren 



Mari tal Status 



ne Janice Exta 

ace of birth Illinois Date of birth 1936 

nber of years of schoolTng In College Occupation SXUCtent 

iidence Illinois Marital Status 

nber of ch J Idren 



ne June Alta Garland 



ace of birth Illinois^ ^Date of birth 1957 

nber of years of ichooling In Fi.S. Occupation Student 

5 i den ce Illinois Marital Status 

nber of children^ 

ne Joyce Anne 

ace of birth Illinois Date of birth 1959 

nber of years of schooling In ii»S> Occupation gtudent 

5 i den ce Mari tal Status 

nber of chi Idren "^ 

ne 

ace of bi rth Date of birth 

nber of years of schooling Occupation 

5 i dence Ma r i t a 1 Status 

Tiber of chi 1 dren 



Ode 

ace of bi rth Date of birth 

inber of years of schooling Occupation 

sidence Marital Status 

Tiber of ch i Idren 



Tie 

ace of bi rth Date' of birth 

mber of years of schooling OccupatiOn_ 

sidence ' Marital Status 

mber of chi 1 dren 

me 

ace of bi rth Date of birth 

mber of years of schooling Occupation 

s i dence Marital Status 

mber of chi Idrert 



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

I hereby donate this family historv, 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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SOURCES 

1, Keesy fstrlly Bible 

2, rnr gg Vlewea frog ti^e Hanks , by "'. /•• Kcony 

3, C. GcnG Kceoy 

4, t'.arlsn Alba (on aunt) 

5, Ruth :3lewett (an sunt) 



I consider ny family on both sides of my perente 
to be a typical Aoerioan fenily. On one dde, ny father^o, 
the tree otretohes beck to pre-revolutloriGry tlces* /is for 
ny motlrore side ber grandmother and grandfather oame fron 
S^taerland. There have been soldiers t doctors, store- 
lieepers, evsn rslr^ctnvo* Besllr t notting out of the crSlriiry, 
evGr:;thln^ typically /morlcan. 

On my father's side ther« is e very long tree, but 
beoause h© and most of bio relatione bave passed svms, little 
1b knoira about thee, There is, hoTTCver, a boot, written by 
my great-grand uncle, v:# Allen ICcesy, that holds s brief 
description of the Kee>y faally up to the time of the Civil 
war» The book ooneemos bis activities in the war, ancl 
iaakeo for- very excdtlu^ reading. The followiiV; is o ouote 
from the boolrt 

ilx) outhor of i^uis v/orl: la the so-ii of Jolm Eeesyt 
(Gecsy) a pioneer of ^lohoond tovmehip, Huron county, Ohio* 
lienr.v Koesy v?asa^resldent of Lancaster rnd leupbin counties 
ir one of frhicti John was bom in ie04« Henry's father mne a 
Revolutionary 7'ar soldier and it is said that Benry was 
in the 8»r of 1812* John, (bom In 1804) the son. of Henry» 
v;es tiuarriou to . iiaaoetb one, (bom ia 1306) in ia28« To 
them TTere, born; 

^^ter 3. P.. r-ay 17^^,^ ^g^^^ ^^^ iJevetnber l5tb IP92 



Noeh "lley, February 5th, 1838 
Catberlne, /u,7Uo-t 9fcb, 1840 • 
Ulllam Allen, Julyy, 25th, 1843. 
7'ary /nn, July lltn* 1846, 
George rnsbln^toiij JUne 24tb, 1848 
Scrsh Elizabeth, raroh 5th, 1852. 

, The perents of these cblldron were ptr!ifl:f7llnf? with 
the very few pioneer oottlore of Richmond tf^wishlp to brjsh 

away tl e forests where they haci moved and sought to make 

a home, when In 1843, onthe 25th of July, ^llllsra Allen 

(the author) wps born* 

The advantages of childhood and facilities for mental, 

moral and social culture were ver.v limited In that connun- 

Ityln those days. Hard work In the woods end the farm, 

with little schooling, wae the oommon lot of the clilldren 

then* On the 18th of January, 1859, when our subject was 

but 15 years of a^e, HIq father died. Ut the ore of 18 he 

enlisted In the ercy and after the weri In 1868, on the 7th 

day of July, he vjas married to that nost estmable lady, 

Kiss tiBfigle J» lone. Ihero were throe children bom to 

them 5 

r'lnerva, April 13th, 1869 
I ery, ebruary 19tb, 1871 
MtagAle ^., ^^pteinber 22nd, 1873« 

This devoted wife and died reptember 24th, 1873, in 
Shelby, Ohio* 

i''r» Keesy was again married to :iss IJrtlle Au^r'JSta 
Charles, (bom Sep. 14th, 1856) on rebruary 9th, 1875. 



To thee Tsere bomj 

^ore. I^ovember 17tb, 1876»» 

Edith end Ethel-tw9ns, August 16th, 1883 
Leon Castlo, Kovember 9tb, 1888» 
Pern, l^brtiary 23ra, 1891 
rolen. A'Uf'^.iiet 9th, 18 96 
Robert Ivrn, June 83rc', 1898 

Eliacbeth Kessy, the mo'cbor of our cubjeot, die<3 in 
September, 1875 • 

After the nmx t''r* ICeeoy entered the I'lnlsteryeand wbs 

GdnltteQ into theSandueky Annual Church Conference of the 

Church of the United :;retbren In Christ* He hes? successfully 

end successively served the following char/2;cst Huron risolon. 

Honey Creek, Shelby, fdchland,. He founded end built the 

U» 3« church at Or±cnr,0t 0«^ Ccelo, fostoria, Clyde, Attica, 

«»«»oi/Ui^ 4^X^us*y XJmx^s/w^la ctxAVH wUwjr-^^ww ^w x We? w^u ciuu ^AAX UWCXttK7U 

the site for the U« a. church pt "Ibsonberg end be traveled 
the dietrlot as ilresldlcg Elde* for tea years. He Is the 
author of a little work entitled "Jesus Bald it /ll"g lyhlch 
had a rapid sale end t^s the means or much 4^ood» 

1.0 Is now the ctoplrln of his old re^inent, the 55tb, 
and the boys hell bin with ^ood cheer at ell there reunions. 
He lo very sensitive of the feet that cany of his cimrrdes 
have far, very far, more brilliant e-to.j ir-ecords, but he knowns 
else that he cannot rive o correct poccunt for others end 

thercfcre deals exoluslvel.v , bjt truthfully, with his own. 
Not desiring to rcb a stngle cor.rade of any of the well 

earned honored belonrln/? to blin, bat to assist in tellinc 



the otory of tbo vjct ec to Incoraln people know what t';e 
soldier of the Civil 'Trr did for tl:»em« The Tcrcl ^jcI-buo 
to appredatG vrhct it meant to save the UnionI rid its 
salvation juottfy the awful coot? If so, rrive the I^ntrlotlo 
oolclicr honor for his rmtt in the "ory drania. 

To e raa.lor extent, this is all T huov of the Feesy 
family in the 1700 's and IftaO's. 

My grandfather on my father's side was Thomas Benjamin 
Franklin Keesy», who v?as the son of Peter Benjprain Prpnklln 
Kpesy ei^d Rebecca Anne Rlohard* He ^rcis born In a smell 
town in norhtern Chio called V^lllard* At the a/?e of twenty 
he moved to Bucyrus, e snail tomi 30 niles awsy« It wrs hero 
he met Etta Robinson, the «irl who was to becooe his vdfe« 
Thomas was a painter uutllabout 1905> when aqulred a snail 
general store. It was the the eiiore which was his llvTlhood 
until his death in 1935» 

BenjeStAaRSbtliDonn, ray grandmother, was the daughter of. 
Benjamin Robinson and luana Chapman, both of whom had direct 
deondents from Bnglond. They also had a son, rilllan, after 
W'.om I was given my middle nene. Etta was bom in flllrrd 
and later moved to 'bucyrus where ehe met Thotnas. She became 
▼ery active in the ^•G,T#U« (romans Chrlstipn Tempernnce Union) 
£tt& Has president of the locsl chapter and it was lorgely 
through the efforts of this nallonil orgtniaatlon that pro- 
WLbitlon was achieved in the twenties •• 



Etta and Ihomes met under uokBOim drcuraetences (to rae) 
in Bucyrue Ohio end vere I arrled In 1889 • It wo while 'Ihoraao 
vae enployed rs a pointer thife their first child v?Be born. 
It wrs a glrlaead she was ohrlstloned Frzel A few yesrs Iptcr 
ttd.no vmre bom to Etta, but they died when they viere only 
a i'ew dayo old. Ettz) nan than tc7.d '2i' tr-r doctor thpt riv? 
could no longer have obildren, so she fostered an orphan 
child named Clinton Keefer. It was v;ben Clinton was nine 
years old that Boyd, my fa:>her, was bomf much to the surprise 
of Etta and Ihonias. The c lldren ell ;^rew up In luo yrus 
and only Boyd left as an adult. Clinton married end moved 
back to V'lllardf whei^e he Is still living In retirement. 
Basel went tft college and became a school teober. She stayed 
einglo end lived at home uaiii she uiarrieu Cloyu "'llhelm. 
They lived In Ettas house and she moved to Ohlca?o to be 
with i.,y fa tbor. After ny father's mprrlege to my tTiOtber 
they moved tea e h to Rock gllln o lo Island, Illinois, /bout 
three years later he moved beck to 3ucjrru8 t?nC\ lived tbero 
vTltV. Hrzel until her death in 1B55« 

'j.he#» American tree on my mo her*s sit'e of the feciily 

is considerably shorter th^noy fpther's. 3oth of my mother's 

parents vjure bonri in ho U.n*, but my Ciotber's paternal 

grandparents were bom in rwitaerlrnd. They both came over 

from Switzerland when they ^-^ero sbou-t 16 and moved to Dubuciie, 

lows 

Iowa, event they had never met. ^shev finally did Veot horcvor 

and rcro crrried about 1860. gb»y f'la a lly d^d a e c .;,. bevr Q To 

them two children were bom, Frederick John (my grandfather) 

and Anna. 

Frederick, who wps bom tn /prll 11, 1P86, nrer up in 



6 

Dubuque and ottho age of 14 beootne e telegre pher for tho 
railroad* He worked at thlo for rpproxlrniGtely three yoers 
and he becnrr.e an eetltaa-fcor 2)t a large mill work. It wee 
f/hlle he was employed an en estimator that he met his future 

Alta v^ae bom ou obr* ary ?", irfG, en^ ralsoa on rarm 
near Dubuque. Fred net her through a friend and began to 
epcnd elot of time on the fairj 

My oother*s maternal graiidpcrente were both bom It. the 
U.S. ^hier v/ere louls ludtdf'; Tetter and /nna r.argaret ^acl • 
Lolo v;as a farcer rhc took care of 960 acres, v;hloh T;as 
considered very large In those da^s. I'e was killed In 19*^9 
on the farm by a falltm- tree. Louis an" /Mia had dx children 
who vvere /uta, my gi-anuri. other, Halph, It>'elinda, Henry, Carl, 
and I'diia. /ll of the Children were bom and raised on the 
f ar« • '^he chlldrens greetp:rand pareuts were brm In '^err.any 
encl cane to Anerice In the early 160C*s 

Pred and Alta were married in 191*1 afld had seven cbllflren 
of whom my mother was the second eldest. Tho were Carl, 
Violet, my mother, I'erian, f'ar^orio, Puth, John, Rosemaryt 
All of the children were brou/rht up during the deprooslon, 
and so they were used to doiur »a<» witnout anc- made the ir-oei 
of the llxxle things suchas golnf- on picnics, visltlneT rela- 
tives, and ivLBt talking around the dinner table. Pred was 
fortunate in that he was one of the few that were continually 
employed during the entire depression. The far^lly enjoyed 



goln ' on picnics end made e habit of oln/T on one ct lecot 
once durln^^ every nonth of the year. Ky aother renembors 
follov?lng r snowplow out of to^m In the car and then eating 
off the running boards when they arrived. In 1923 thr family 
f'ot jihler first rrdiOf but not fron the store. Fred, Having 
a good knowledge of electronics, b lit a radio from scratcb, 
oonstruotlnfi all the cociponents except for the tubes. 

Carl, the eldest, was born in 1915. /^fter hi h school 
he went to college end acq '1 red his nastoro In blolosy. 
Upon greductlon from college, he enlisted In the ermy and 
Ml was given an officers oommleslon. He wae shipped otrerseao 
and served In Africa and Italy during the war. In 1947 he 
left the amy end returned to the states, where he dontlnued 
In sbbool End earned a masters In peycbology. He inarried and 
is curreiitly living In Toniafc, Fleconsln. 

Jiarlan, bom in 1919, went to collef^e also, end became 
a teacher. Bhe soon t^o married, hovjover, and gave birth 
to four children - three fi.rl8 and r. boy. She tjps married 
in Dubuque and has never lived anynbere else. Cur trro ffenllles 
arc very close, mainly because her four children parclell 
myself and my three sleterc closley. 

r<!iar,1or3.e, bom in 1920, married right out of high sbhool 

and moved to Chicago Tdth her huobnnd. It mm 4»l»*a was while 

they ^rere living in Chicago thst thler two children rero bom. 
Wargle end her husband Dave decided thpt Dhloego was no place 

to raise ohildrcnt eo they packed thler things and moved to 

California. They now reside In Sacramento. 



Rutb, bom In 1921, also raarrled right aftor graauGtln^ 
£ron Mgb school and still llveo In Dubuque, Her husband 
and U&riau^a huoband both served In the Army during ^orld 
V?or II, and bor eldest eon spent three years In the Air Force* 

John, bom 1924 » f^roduated from college and also took 
addltloaal training eo a Trntchmalccr and engrpver# During 
this tine he enlisted in the Army and served as a ball-turret 
gunner on a B-24 bomber and ims shot down ever the English 
Channel three tiroes* Idter be returned to the States end 
moved to California vhere he is an industrial photographer. 

nooemery, bom in 1923, worked as a bank teller upon 
completion of high school* She later married a fprmer, and 
they live on a. fearm near Joliet, Illinois* 

Violet, my mother, who was bom in 1917, vtg.q very 
active in high school end never received less than an "A" 
on her report card until the 9th grade when she got a '3"* 
She played string bass in band and orchestra throughout 
high school and college and also plpyed lo a city symphony 
orchestra* She attended the University of Bubuque and then 
moved to Chicago where she worked as a secretary* It was 
while she was in Chicago that she mot my father* 

Ky father, Boyd, was bom in 1905 in Bucyrus, chlo. 
Be attended high school and then went to work for a sales 
agency that had him working all around Chic* Aftor a few 
years he was promoted to sales manager and transferrof? to 
the main office in Chicago* It was at this time that he 
met my mother* 



My parents were mErrled ana lived In Chlcego for another 
year or sountll my father was transferred to Moline Illinois. 
ne sxayeo wiun xue t>a±es firm rCT a few more years until 
one day my faxher learned that the apartment house thet they 
sere living in had been sold to e company thrt was planning 
on tearing it down and building a supermarket, so my father 

bought a house and he bought g restaurant along with it. 
He retired from the sales firm and worked in the restaurant 
along with my mother for about 5 years. Then, in 1954, they 
were blessed v^/ith a baby boy (rae) and my father decidedto 
sell the restaurant so that my mother could spend more time 
on me. He got his old job badk at the sales fiiTu and every- 
stayed the same until 1960 when my father wes told by his 
doctor that his health was getting bad and that he should 
»ee¥ move to a climate that had warmer winters, so that summer 
we soikd our house and moved to Florida. V/hile we were fin 
Moline , though, things began to happen fast. In a few short 
years my parents quiet life was shattered. After twelve 
years of marriage they suddenly had four kids in six years I 
I came along in 1954 » then cane Jan ('56), June ('57), Joyce 
('59), and suddenly there was a house full of kidsl So v;e 
moved to Florida and lived there for about a year. Then my 
Father's health broke down completely and he had a heart 
attack. He was hospitalized imediately and he died about 
a week later. V/e moved to Dubuque and stayed with relatives 
while finished first grade. Then v/e moved to Rockford and 
my mother accepted a job as school teacher at Nashold school. 



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wlt'iottt r, father* "he r:lvrvyc provldecJ for uc rnc! "^ re re 
never leciriru^ snythlnr* .'-'y three nlrtero r.nr" X recicvcd 
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up the clai'lnet and sj2» 1 beca'Q £ic"olvc Ik o'^urc": ac",;! Titles 
and ;lo3.nccl cvor.vthln^'^: I could *■ o in School. T cn.loyoil jcl.ti''? 
involved riid ry rslsters rcrc thrt rr.y, too* "o ■•rre n very 
close knil Tcr^lly anG r;o he.vc ~ono en ran:? trips ant? vron- 
tions toretl^or, olon?; vrltfc 'C£:ns thia^s th-t v-e cV- rx-unrl tcvTn, 

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v» I r.Tio ,';oinr to /iib'im rn-J the ochcol bocrcl ssdc' that. T 
cculd £ » {'o to rcffcrccn If I ^TaKtcc] to. Cince Jeff 'veo 
cloDcr, I dccicled to atl.eu<2 schccl •r.'.jcre r.ncl I becrnc a Berber 
of the first ?;radaatia.'v class of cTefferson. 

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pnd I i-lan t c tjuisuc it farther iMc o-jp-^'Oi." by vioitin" 
some cf t1:.8 c2d bomcc, o'.arohcsj mc! ^^rsvejrarc's "-There f\ 
part of rtv, po.st " e^ Iocs tec" 



KELLEYV RAVmND JAI^ES. 1956- 



LCASE TYI'I': I'l.KASI': PI.ACK THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OP THl'l SECOND COfY OK YOUR 
yill.Y HISTORY. 

ar (Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

1^ So that your family hi.story can be made more uselul to historians and 
hers studying', American T ami lies, wc a j- e askinK you to fill out th<> forms 
low. Tills will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily ma tie over 
to an index which will permit archive users ready access to Just those 
nds of family histories needed. 



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Your name RflYn\ot4r) "^^^ "^^^^V 
Date of form ftt>gvi 'L(^^\<\lU 

Your c o 1 1 e f; e : Rock Valley College 
Rockford, Illinois 




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



Before 1750 
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Please check all regions of the United States in which members of 
your family whom you have discussed in your paper have lived. 

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

(Ea . ,Miss . ,A] a . ,Tenn,Ky . ) _J Wast South Cen tra 1 (Ark . , N . M . , Tex . , Ok . ) 

X K a 3 t North Ce n t r a 1 (Ml ch . , Oh i o , 1 nd . ) Pacif ic (Cal . ,Wash . ) 
' (Mnwaii ,A laska) % (111., Wise.,) 

I'lease check a 1 1 occupational categories in which members of your 
family whom you have discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

Y Farming y M i n i n g S hopkeeping or small busines; 
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Fr encli 



What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 

Swedish _Other Scandinavian y German 

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Jews 
/ Irish 



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Italians 



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FAM1 I.Y DATA 

A . Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name ^ , \-v tA^ f '^' ^' r - \ ^ . V ' ETi-U^.'y Current Residence 



Date of birth 001-':Y M ^ \^'^<b Place of birth rT1f-.»0>bON^ ^ loo^^fi 
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Ednca tion (numbe r of years); 

grade school ^ high school 3 vocational _^college 



i)ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving honifKLc 
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Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc.__ 

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Place of Marriage to your grandmo ther |cr>-.tC:f<r>'S-D \lu date >V\ft is.oH '\>\'lt€ 
NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name ^^X^i\^^ ^ O e>P.C-<, Current Residence 



Date of birth >:io\v^f-. -, "^ , \?A2. Place of b ir th_J^^O^jAfiV> J^\i=^^^_%*^!l^ 

Date of death f^c^LCfcNvfiC- C= T.Cb.V^-Kd& P lace of burial l?r,r.^ic.f rafe.bs -^ 1 l.l-jN^'S iC. 

Education (number of years): 

grade school '^ bigh school ^ vocational 

college "Z- 4 ? 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving homo) 
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A-2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

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Date of birth_ 
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Place of birth 



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Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

c o 1 1 e g e 



Occupation (s) 

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Religion_ 



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vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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Dates 



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Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
1-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your father's side) 



date 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
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Current Residence_ 
Place of birth 



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Education (number of years): 

grade school high school_ 

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Dates 
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Religion 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 4 

Name E-( grN\ oST ?^ QCH C><S:g. Current Residtnce ^Z 

Dnte of birth ( T\fi7 30 ^ l^^S" Place of birth E:.T L.vG€-f4 ^ ^>o^'TZ^e.Lfi>^t> 

Date of death M^ v/^N^&fe^. . \^(o4 Place of burial t^^ u:^e.fc.^5.g:y . l T(iOrito;^ts\ 

Education (number of years): 

grade school _^ h igh school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
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2nd ^R^f^,^<^ Dates \ciz$-l'^3g 2nd rr|tLu:)RO<fc£, U)>S Da t es \--'t>$- \'H"2.'3 

3rd Dates 3rd €>\fe.c>H C^€£:V^^ni»cM Da tes i' ^^^ -• V'^Sg 

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Religion P l'^ Tg^ ST P^ K^ T 

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



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

Grandnio ther (your mo ther ' s s ide) . 

Name U^Hfi Ho €r Current Residence t>R£.t-\M<oTo >0^t>^> Soo» >^S»0 | 

Date of birth b6.c.€:.rJ\g)fc^ 3^ >, \ '^'^8 Place of birth B^P-gJA fe Pv <^T fets^ ^SvjOfTZ. . ' 

(I 
Date of death " Place of burial ," 

Education (number of years) 

grade school [ high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
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2nd ^_Da tes_ 2nd N\tLuM^o<l£(g . \)^t^ ^ Da l es ^^-2.^'-. ^ ^g_ 

3 r d D ate s 3 r d j^ , fa.otV Cfe^ t^ )^^ o4■^ J) a L e s 1^-2.^ - f^S^^ 

4th Dates 4 th hftfe^iN^gToK^^ \K^i^^ Dates \'R'5 ^* ?<S^. 

Re 1 i gion 



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C-2 S tepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 5 

Name HRK\.r-. H ^''.f'. £■ Current Residence 



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Date of death ^0^7 3> . HCol Place of burial r^hioi-\h^fe-Tv^t4 , U^,"; 

Education (number of years) 

grade s chool i high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

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Place of birth Cro-'-^r-.r^^^^^t-. ' --• date Mo^t-rAfeei^. bs'^^'^ 

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Number of years of schooling ^ Occupation VAooCfc<jovC^ 

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NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or anotlier relative give that data| 
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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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Da tes 



Dates 
Dates 
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grade school high school 



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

N a me So^fiM Kf)>' fo-U^ 

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Number of children death 

Name ^HVfAot-^^^TfirAeS \^EXU^y 

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SOURCES 

Marrian Kelley April 11 & 18, 1976 
Lena Haas April 15, 1976 
Walter Hug April 15, 1976 
Baymond Budack April 18, 1976 
Lois Kelley (Smith) April 18, 1976 
James and Ida Kelley 

Due to records kept by my father's aunt, uncle, and 
sister I was able to follow my paternal ancestors further 
back than those on my maternal side. My mother's living 
relatives are aiged and remember little of their ancestry. 
Through written correspondences I possibly could have un- 
covered more information about both sides. However, I 
have succeeded in following all relatives back to a for- 
eign country. This was my initial goal. 



James C. KELLEY 

B May 17, I850 Laxey, Isle of Van 

D Unknown 

James C. Kelley was born In Laxey, Isle of Man; a 
small Island off the coast of England. He oame to America 
in 1855 with his father. The boat trip took ten weaks. 
He moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio and then to 
Dodgeville, Wisconsin. In I89O James went on to Manson, 
Iowa and bought a dairy farm. He married Annie Jane Mundy 
and here in 1893 they had a son, E. Raymond Kelley. Short- 
ly hereafter James C. left his family to prospect for gold 
in California and was never heard from again. 

Annie Jane MUNDY 

B April 30, I858 'lonrj-nory f Wisconsin 

d 1934 0ODC>€.v\LV.t 

Jules C. BUDACK 

B December 13, 1862 Germany 

D Hay 4, 1913 Woodman, Wisconsin 

Jules C. Budack was born and raised in Germany. At age 

19 he traveled to the U.S. and settled in Woodman, Wisconsin. 

Here he worked for the "Narrow Gage" Railroad and eventually 

became foreman. Jules also met and married a Woodman native, 

Elizabeth Kartin. Together they had nine children; among 

them Emma Budack. 

Elizabeth MARTIN 

B Sept. 7, I869 Woodmaui, Wisconsin 

D (date unknown) Woodman Wis> 



E. Raymond KELLEY 

B July 4, 1893 Manson, Iowa 

D Jan. 5, 1973 Hockford, 111. 

E, Raymond Kelley, son of Jeunes C. and Annie J. Kelley 
was bora on a farm near Manson, Iowa and moved with his par- 
ents In 1905 to Dodgevllle, Wisconsin. Here he completed his 
high school education. After graduation he worked for Mineral 
Point Public Service Compeuiy. He was a foremem In charge of 
electrical Installations In homes and stores In the smaller 
towns where electricity was not previously available. In I916 
Raymond moved to Rockford, Illinois. In early fall 1917 he 
enlisted In the U.S. Army, was sent oversea, served six months 
In Prance, suid was discharged In 1919. Upon his return, E. 
Raymond was employed for a time with several electrical firms, 
with the Recht Proellch Chevrolet Co. , and two years with the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1927 he entered upon a 
ten year stay with the Department of Public Health of the Ci- 
ty of Rockford; the last five ye€u:*s as food Inspector to the 
city. He resigned this position In order to join the Federal 
Government as a postal clerk In the Rockford Post Office. 
With 25 years of postal service to his credit, he retired 
July 31, 1963. On January 5, 1973 at the age of 79 he died 
of cancer. 

In addition, E. Raymond was an active member of the 
Masons and was elected Most Illustrious Grand Master Of Illi- 
nois in 19^3; the highest masonic position in Illinois. 



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Emma BUDACK 

B June 9, 1892 Woodman, Wis. 

D Dec. 26, i960 Rockford, 111. 

Emma Budack was born and raised in Woodman, Wisconsin. 

She graduated from high school and attended enough college 

to be qualified to teach school. Emma taught in the Wood* 

man area for only a short while. She met E. Raymond Kelley 

while he was working for the Mineral Point Public Service 

Company and in I9I8 they were married in Rockford, Illinois. 

They had three children including James Carlos Kelley. 

Emma lived the remainder of her life as a housewife, dieing 

in Rockford on December 26, I960. 

James Carlos KELLEY 

B July 1, 1921 Rockford, Illinois 

James Kelley was born and has lived his entire life 
in Rockford, Illinois. He attended Walker Grade School and 
graduated from Central High School in 1939. His first job 
was with the Winnebago County Highway Department and lasted 
only one summer. He then worked for Roper Corporation, a 
local manufacturer of stoves and pumps, as a receiving 
clerk until his enlistment into the army in 19^2. He never 
left the U.S. and the majority of his term was spent in Cal- 
ifornia where he drove a wrecker truck. Following his dis»HRn&e 
in 19^, he took a Job with the Illinois Bell TelephAne 
Company and remains under their employment. Like his father 
E. Raymond, James is a member of the Second Congregational Cuur-ch 



of Rockford and politically is a conservative republican. . 



Predrlch HUa 

B 1868 Buchslen, Switzerland 

a 1957 Switzerland 

Predrlch Hug was born, lived, and died in Switzerland. 

He worked primarily as a cheese maker until his death in 

1957. 

Lena UKLMAN 

B 1869 Trub, Swltz. 

D 1911 Swltz. 

Lena Uhlman,also a native of Switzerland, married 

Predrlch Hug. Lena had 16 children; one being Lena Hug. 

Ernust PUCHSER 

B Kay 30, 1895 Uetligen, Swltz. 

D Nov., 196^ Newberry, Michigam 

Ernust Fuchser was born in Switzerland and was the son 
of a farmer. Ernust lived there until 1923 when he decided 
to move to America to find work and marry Lena Hug. Resid- 
ing in Monroe, Wisconsin he was a cheesemaker for two years. 
In 1925 he moved to Milwaukee and in 1928 to Birch Creek, 
Michigan; farming while at both places. Following divorce 
to Lena in 1938, Ernust continued farming in northern Mich- 
igan until his death in 1964. 

Lena HUG 

B Dec. 31 » I898 Bremgarten, Swltz. 



Lena Hug was also born and grew up in Swltzerlcmd. She 
moved to the United States In 1923 to be married. Together 
Lena and Ernust Puchser had three daughters; among them 
Ida Puchser. However, in 1938 they were divorced and Lena 
and the three girls moved to Darlington, Wisconsin. Here, 
in 19^1* she married Hans Haas, a Swiss born stone mason 
and farmer. Together they owned a small farm until Hans' 
death in 196?. Lena Haas still resides in Darlington. 

Ida Erna PUCHSER 

B Sept. 16, 1926 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

ing 
Ida Puchser was born into a farm*»^ family at Milwaukee 

in 1926. Two years later she moved, with her fcunily, to 
Birch Creek, Michigan emd lived there ten years. Follow- 
ing her parents divorce in 1938» Ida moved with her mother 
and sisters to DGU?lington. Here she worked on her uncle's 
dairy farm. Due to the farm work she was required to per- 
form, Ida only finished eight years of schooling. In 19^2 
She moved to Rockford emd worked as a waitress for 13 years. 

James Carlos emd Ida Erna Kelley 

James fl. Kelley and Ida Puchser met in Rockford, Illi- 
nois in 19^6. They were married on August 9» 19^7. For 
six months they rented a house in Rockford where the down- 
town Sears store is presently located. In 19^8 they 
bought a house on the west side of Rockford and still reside 



there. They have four children; Susan Kay, born 1955t 
Raymond James, 1956, John Edward, 1958, Katharine Lynn, 
1965. 

RaO'^niond James KELLEY 

B Sept. 15, 1956 Rockford, Illinois 

Ray Kelley was born and lives in Rockford, He attend- 
ed Church Grade School, Wilson Junior High, graduated from 
Auburn High in 197^f went to Bradley University one year, 
and is presently majoring in secondary education at Rock 
Valley College. He has achieved success both academicallj 
and athletically. Ray graduated number eight in his class 
at Auburn and was on the fteans list two semesters at Bradley 
and one at Rock Valley. In high school he was named to the 
All Big Nine Tennis Team and also lettered three years in 
swimming. Hay presently plays for the Rock Valley tennis 
team. 

In 1971 Ray applied for and was accepted into the 
youth recruit program at Woodward Governor Company, Rock- 
ford. He has worked in this industrial work-study program 
for five summers. 

Bay will be voting In his first election in November, 
1976 and although he considers himself republican, he is 
still uncommitted. 



KENNEDY, DA^flELTT 



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

Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
can families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
)intues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
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I. Please check al 1 regions of the United States in which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived. 

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discussed in this paper have found themselves. 



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Transportat i on 
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~ Other 



Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
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Other Protestant 



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



Blacks 
Jews 

^rish ■ 

East Asian 



Indians 

Central Europeans 
"British 

Other 



Mexi cans 



^Puerto Ricans 

I tal i ans S lavs 



Native Americans over several generations 



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

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. fami ly members 

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FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

If dead, date of dea t n CD^ -^ '-^ p / ■? ^ P 
Place of birth J -j jj j c n J I I ■ 



Current Residence 



Da 



te of Birth Mo^c.l) J2 7 i ? O 3. 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

„ < _ ^^ , . • / / (after leaving home) 

\%t /lufi,ni//u^€. A/7/7/g/^^ ates 9//o/.:2^ ' St 5:^^ 6 ^U//?r?^.e /3-L<2t D ates 

Dates <^/^?d7 2nd /^//^x^^^/Vg? C^/k D ates 



lr\A /'C)C/ a <3 Ar;' ^/^ 



^ ^'^ /CJl?nn/o?-e. /> /7/7/-? >i^^^^ Dates_ 
Re 1 i g i on (C/^ /^O^/C- 



^rA /^/O /^ui0e^^¥ ^f~ D ates 
^th ^^/^^ ^j/^7^ g/~D ates 



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



T5T 



of Mai 



rriage to your grandmothe r y^^/^^^^^^^ ^^ 



date 



3/^y^F 



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



}. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name^^^ f^ ,,J^ /^Orn A <^ 

If dead, date of death /^^x^£^^ /'9^sr~ 

/■ 
Place of b i rth /t^// CO/^^Ui^ e^ Lj / <. y 



Current Residence 



Education (number of years): 
grade school g high school 4^ 



Date of b i rth Y//^ / /?^/ 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

\^^ Scu/7c/i Eo/Jt9>^ 0pf,>^/^7i^ Dates 

2"d //^c^Sei^<^i-/^-€- Dates 

3rd Dates 

^th ^' Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st ^^^ /)/1^a;^c^ A^€L Dates 

2nd M,/(^^./ic ^^^^ //yA' Dates \ 

3rd /^/^ /^o/^e/-/-i/ ■^r~ D ates 



kt\\^'y3<^ (^' SM^ S/^Dates 



Religion C/^/77o^> 



ic::- 



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



Place of 
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ace of marriage to your 9randfathe r^^^^,^^,y^^^. ^,^;, ^ qaY^ -?/^^V^^ I 

tha^^^ata SP,*fhe^Ba£^'§?^tl(l? plli^^;^^^)^ stepmother or another relati</e give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N.inie 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 Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

'4th Dates '♦th Dates 



Re I 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): 
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MY GHANDjrATHJ5K--K0TH£K'o JliJE 

uarl iitrenouist was born ©n a femi in UeXalb, 
illlnois on December 22, 1899. He was the son of 
uharlie and Lucille ijtromcuiat. He had two sieter«, 
Alaa and Jister. V hen he was a young boy, hia parenta 
were separated and his mother moved the family to 
Hockford. vith the money she received from the sale 
of the farm, Lucille bought a home and a small grocery 
store. ^ 1th the income from the store, she was able 
to raise her family. IThey lived in a large three 
bedroom, wooden framed, two story house on seventeenth 
Avenuo. Usually one ©f the rooms would be rented 
out to a boarder. 

uarl quit school after the eighth grade and went 
to work at the irerra Dairy, In 1918, he was drafted 
into the army, but when he got to the train station, 
word came that the war was over. wis job at the 
jrerm Dairy was to deliver milk to the people in a 
horse pulled vehicle, tie was a milkman until 1924, 
when he went to work for Lyndon and bons as a laborer, 
in 1929, May jrerm, of the jrerm Dairy where uarl msed 
to work, introduced him to her friend, huth vebenstad. 

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MY GRAaDMOtHER— MOTHER 'b SIiiE 

Kuth \eben8tad »as b»rn •n a farm in Scandanavia, 
visconsin on June 3$ 1902. bhe came from a large 
middle class family of nine children, seven girls 
and t«e boye. v hen she *a8 fifteen, her father, 
tJ»hn vebenstad, died of an appendicitis attack and 
when she was seventeen, her mother, aarah, died of 
pneumonia. After her mother died »he moved to nockford 
with two of her sisters, ulara and magdalene. rhey 
all lived in the nurse's auarters at Swedish American 
Hospital and took nurse's training for the next three 
years. yhe graduated from nurse's school in 1922, 
becoming a registered nurse at awedish American nos- 
pital, ahe earned »? a day then, while a registered 
^urse today makes about 035. in 1928, she travelled 
to nochestor, minnesota and worked at ^ielonial hospital 
in Kochester. The next year, she decided to come 
back to jKockford and once again became a nurse at 
bwodish American Hospital, in 1929, a friend of hers, 
way jrerm, introduced her to uarl btroraouist. 

This is a picture of Kuth as a registered nurse 
at Swedish American wospital in 1924: 



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■Y GR/>ND PARENTS TUGEThER— KOTHER'a SIDE 

They dated far •ne year afthr they »et, getting 
around in ny grandfather's trand new C«upe jrerd. 
They \Pkerc aarried en January 1, 1929 at Trinity 
Lutheran uhurch. At firat, they lived in an apart- 
fflent at 1700 Paraele street, neney started getting 
scarce hev^ever, and in 1932, they moved in with 
'Jarl'a mother on seventeenth avenue, tmth wao the 
main supporter of the family throughout the iiepresEioa, 
uarl wao forced to sell his car in order to bu^ food 
and >Aa8 about to join the breadlines, when Lyndon 
and sons gave him seme part time work. j.n ouly of 
1934, uarljs mother died, possibly from the shock 
of losing all her money when the bank collapsed. 
There ^ere difficult times for the family, •specially 
since uarl tended to spend the little money he made 
in the taverns, 

• Things got better though and in 1936, uarl 

started working for John Jiennis iTucking company, 
lie did tron work construction and heavy machinery 
moving. The pay ¥.es net real good then, but my 
grandfather and some of his friends organized the 
first iron workers union in the jtockford area local 498. 



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ne •nee said that back when they were just starting, 
the ©nly viay they could get peeple te hire the unien 
werkere was te ble» up, at night, anything nan-unien 
people built, it vas a pretty violent way to start 
a union, but it worked, and uarl btromquist vas fres- 
ident of tkkt union for many years. Today, iron 
workers union locsl 498, is the strongest union in 
Kockford, vith the iron workers drawing top wages 
over the other trades, in 1946, uarl becaiie a 
foreman and in 1955, he became manager of the John 
tiennis Trucking uonpeny. ne was soon known as one 4kle 
the areas better authorities on heavy machine moving, 
in 1960, he bought the company and changed the mame 
to ±jlue Line Transfer. He owned the company for five 
years before he sold it and retired. The company 
didn't do well and he lost most of his money because 
of it. His biggest problem was the fact that he was 
an iron worker himself once and it hu»t him to have 
to send men home when there was no work, v hile my 
grandfather was doing this, my grandmother continued 
to be a registered nurse at bwedish American Hospital 
until 1964. I'hen she owitched to the P. y\. Peterson 



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jNur»ing Mae where she «tlll werks today at the age 
• f 72. 

I'en years after they were married, they beught 
their first house. It v.as a yellov brick, tve-story 
house 0ti Eighteenth Gtgeet. it vas bought by my 
grandracther frem the Prudential Insurance ueapany 
yiho had taken over many homes during the Depressien 
and then seld then at low prices. They paid 56,200 
for the house, with ijl.OOO down rith four per cent 
interest. My grandmother, who usually handled such 
■atters as the buying and selling of homes, liked to 
move, 80 usually every four to five years, they nould 
buy a new house. 'fhe only time they had boarders 
living with *hem was during '^orld '-■ ar II y.hen my 
grandmother's sister, Magdalene, and her two boys 
lived vith them while her husband was in the service. 

Their only investments consisted of two apartment 
buildings- the one «y grandmother lives in no\\ in 
which she rents out the upstairs apartment, and 
another small two family apartment building. 

'Iliey reised five children, two boys and three 
girls. They were brought up in the Lutheran religion 



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aad all the childrer went te i;unday bcheel. ivy 
grandnether was the •ne wha pushed religien and 
discipline upan the children. 

Uhristnas was always a special tiae when the 
whele family wauld gather at their hevse far a turkey 
and haa dinner an Chris tuias five night. Thanksgiving 
was 3pent at Carl's sister's hause, Alaa Brawaan. 
They were the anly really well aff peaple af the 
family, Alaa's husband, bwan liravrnan, ^fks 9r\e af the 
founders af Aaerack Oarparatian in Hackfard, lllineis. 

My grandfather laved sparts, cards, and fiwhing. 
He W83 a very well liked and easy gaing man. His 
favarite spart was fast pi*ch safthall -hich he laved 
ta watch and wauld aften take ae with hia aut te 
Uherry Valley ta sea saae af the games. In 1947, 
he became a charter member af the hLL ulub and spent 
much af his tiae after he retired playing cards with 
his friends there. The hLh stands far Live and iiet 
Live and yau wauld have ta had knawn him ta raaliee 
haw well that fit hia. He was the mast wara, friendly, 
•asy-gaing persan that ycu wauld ever want ta meet. 
He died an Navcmber 28, 197?, 



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MY MOTHER 

Joyce Kennedy was born en .September ?7, 1932. 
bhe v^^as educated at Hall8tr*m Grade 5Ch**l» ijlnceln 
Junior Hi^h, and fisst High School, tJhe was raised 
in the iiutheran Religion and attended Trinity Lutheran 
Church. 

> hen she vas a junior in high school, she vorked 
at the old Hex Theater and slao at a root beer staad, 
bhe earned fifty cents an hour at those places plus 
the tips she »eceived at the root beer stand. 

xn high school, she vas interested in girls 
athletics and played on all the liAA teams at Jiaat 
High. she specialized in basketball, where she was 
known as an exceilent defensive player with a deadly 
long range shot, ahe went to all the ifiast wigh games 
on Friday nights and on Saturdays, 8he would go see 
her steady boyfriend, uon Kennedy, play basketball 
for bt. Thomas High ochool. 

After she graduated from j!;ast, she want to work 
at uity j^jatlonal J:iank vhere shf made a dollar an hour. 
The following September, she beaaiBc officially engaged 
to Don Kennedy and they were married on wovoaber 10, 1951. 



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Vy father's great-great-grandf&ther came t» this 
country in the early 1800 's because ©f £■• petatc 
famine in Ireland. They vere tee peer te "buy a 
farm, se his great-preat-grandfather's jeb was help- 
ing te dig the j:;rle Canal. 

The Kennedy's wanted te he faraers and a etreke 
of luck enabled them te buy their first farm. Une 
day in 1832, ay father's great-great-grandmether 
fsund a hundred dellar bill en the beach at CJeney 
Island, with this raeney, they jBoved to j«yren , lllineis 
with their young son jaraes, and started a farm on 
land that they bought fr»ir. the gevernaent. The Jblack- 
havk wa»s had just ended s© the Indians that were 
in the area were not hostile and gave them no trouble. 

James Kennedy was born in Syracuse, mcv lerk 
on duly 12, 1832, and came vith his father to Byron, 
Illinois while he vas still acchild. The father 
engaged in farming at ±iyron, and it was there that 
the early life of wir. Kennedy was spent. He grew 
to like farming and eventually took over the fane 
after his father died. 



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(Janes Kennedy vas married te Hannah u'oennell 
•n jrebruary 22, 1859. she was "bem in Ireland and 
came te /^nericalwit^ her faaily when she v-as nine 
years eld* 

They rained their fa«lly ef eight beye in the 
uathelic religien. They attended .St, Mary's Cathelic 
uhurch in Heckferd, which was a fcur mile buckhoard 
ride en Prairie Read every Sunday, 

J awes Aennedy was a very hard werking.henest 
and industrieuR nan. In his nany yaars ef faming 
he kad built a beautiful heme and had acquired a 
large tract ef land. He was well liked hy everyone 
and was the nest well knewn nana in the ceunty. His 
wife Hannah, was a very geed and genereus persen. 
Vhen she died en February 6, 1909, just two weeks 
befere her gelden wedding anniversary, the whele 
cemnunity was shecked and saddened. After the death 
ef Hannah, his wife ef fifty years, James' health 
started failing. He seen passed away, leaving his 
large fam ts his sens. 

Jehn Kennedy was the eldest sen ef oanes and 
Hannah Kennedy, He was bem in Keckferd en July 12, 1860. 



(10) 



He spent n«Bt mt his years faming. He worked first 
en his father's farm and then on his 9nn farm in 
Byren, The farm berdered en Reute 2 and Kennedy 
Hill Koad which vtas naned after his father, o antes 
Kennedy, Kennedy hill Kiad was important to the 
people of that day, for it vas need to test new 
cars. Before people bought an autcaobile, they 
would check to see if there Model a's would nake 
it up the hill in third feear. If they didn't have 
to shift, it was considered a well raade car. 

On April 9, 1B96 he aiarried Kathryn Kiley of 
loaf Kiver. lihe was the daughter of the late Patrick 
abd Hannah Riley, pioneer settlers in Ogle County. 
Her nicknaae v^as the Little Bottle btopper because 
she was so snail and her parents came from Cork 
County in Ireland. 

They raised eight children, six girls and two 
boys. They were devout Catholicx and attended mass 
regularly. They were aTerage farraers and were not 
as well off or known as james Kennedy, because the 
faria was split up. in 1916, he sold the farm and 



Btved t« K«ckf»rd. iliey lived ot 40? jv!«rth central 
Avenue and attended .st. Patrick's uathelic uhurch in 
Keckferd. 

in his retirement years in iteckford, John Kennedy 
*©rked part time as an elevator opera tcr in the 
KGckferd Trust Building, tie died ef diabetes en 
Ccteber 12, 1927. in his obituary, they srid he »as 
a ifJiandof upright character and sterling v.©rth, v.ho »-ae 
faithful to every obligation of his home, business, 
and civic life, and entirely merited the regord in 
*hich he was widely held, j^athryn lived for thirteed 
■ore yeare before she died of a stroke on Mpy 17, 1940. 

James jf. Kennedy, my grandfather, v.as born on 
March 27, 1903 at his father's farm in Byron, Illinois, 
he dropped out of school after the eighth grade to 
work on the faria. "hen they moved to Kockford, he 
lived vith his parents and worked ae a furniture 
finisher at the Haddoff i'iano oompaby, 

in the spring of 1927, he met ue**rude Murphy 
of Milwfctikee, visconsin and they were married a 
year later in Milwaukee en March 28, 1928, 

liettrude Murphy vas born in Milwaukee on April 
16, 1901, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 



iii»iias Murphy, wh» vas a palicewan in yilwaiakee, 

I'heir first hawe was an apartment in Kackfard 
at 806 Alliance Avenue. in 1930,, they mtved ta Mil- 
waukee v'here Gertrude's father helped ta fet Jawes 
a ^•^ •" "the police ferce. 

They had a very unhappy warria^^ and it ended 
in divorce in 1940. un ^uly 25, 1933 they had their 
only child, a hoy named jjanald Kennedy, my father. 
Mis mother rsised him as a catholic and ilnciplined 
him, but his father, who «8s an alcoholic, was not 
around too much. After their divorce, jjon lived 
vith his mother in ^Jiilraukee and she worked as a 
sv/itchhoard operator at the Milwaukee Medical center. 
I'hey were very poor, so his mother sent hire to Kock- 
ford when he vas fourteen to live vith his Aunt 
Loretta, a pirter of his father, james Kennedy 
worked at several odd johe, but because of his drinking 
problem, he Hever was able to hold a steady ;)©b. 
lie died on October ?8, 1968, nis ex-vife Gertrude, 
later remarried s man named Hank rasset, dhe died 
In Maich of 1965. 

My father attended St. Thomas High School in 
Rockford, He played on the basketball team at St, 



Thtuae and during the sumasr* he *erked at Keckf«rd 
Cement Preducts, he ^as intreduced to J»yce iitr»f!- 
quist when he waa a junior in high 8ch»ol and she 
were hip class rinp during his eeni»r year, vvhen 
he graduated frsm tt, Themas he went te v©rk f»r 
the illineis ties and f!;lectric Company ae a tree 
triiBRier earning; ?J1.05 an heur, 

Un I^oveniber 10, 1951, L»©n Kennedy and o»yce 
btremruiet vere married on a beautiful, hot, 
sunshiny day. On April 15, 195?, ny di-d vent t© 
werk f«r National Glass Company as an apprentice 
glazier. He hecaae foreman ©f the company in 1963 
and in 19^8, he became e salesman fer the National 
ulass company. 

My father was the first member ©f his family 
who did not marry an Irish cirl, and my mother was 
the first member ef her family to marry a Catholic. 
Her raether did not approve of the wedding at all 
because she vas marrying s Catholic, in 1955, doyce 
war cenverted into the catholic church and nov. we all 
attend Lit. Bernadetteecatholic church in Rockford, 

Then they vers first married, money was scarce 



and they lived in a c»uple ©f smsll fe pertinents. In 
1957 1 ray father "built his •wn h»use at 19?0 J^nothan 
Avenue, it vas; in this email ere 8t»ry yellow "brick 
house %here 1 spent my 6hildh»»d years, in 19^9, ve 
B«ved into a nice t*« et©ry, tri-level heuse at 3508 
Av«ndale Drive. 



M/ FAMILY 

The fclii in the "black drcffe telo^ Irs my aiBter, 
Aathy, ^he v/^r? "born on Jatinary 16, 1953, the eldest 
©f the family. This oictnre vvos taken on Lihristraae 
ifive at my grandparents house, dhe is helping my late 
grandfather pass ©ut presents t» the children. I'he 
graduated from E*ylan itigh school and xtick valley 
College and is nev' studying t© "be an eleBentsry 
ehheel teacher at v.estern lillincis Tniversity, 

The picture "hel^w right, ie my little sirter, 
Mary. the was "bern ©k Cctoher 4, 1963. iihe attends 
i^t, uernadette Grade nch©®l and now is in her seventh 
year ©f dancing lessens, ohe als© takes tumbling, 
mini-tramp and trampeline lessens at R©ckf©rd Trarapeliae 
1-©t«;b, 



The felltw WM the left is ray "brother Juavid, 
H« was "bera o« April ?, 1965 and he attends 3t, 
wernadette Grade ych»el. he's ©»ly eight years tld, 
"but he'R slraidy a natural athlete, jjave played ©n 
•rganized ^estball, basketball, and baseball teams 
last year* 

The little fellew on the right is Wiich&el Kennedy, 
Ke v^as b«rK ©n /.ugust 25, 1971. kichael hasn't dene 
aBytbiMg yet, but he sure is a cute little kid! 



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KJELLQUIST. EVERETT JOHN. 1956- 



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

tar CoDtrilxitor to the t^ock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
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7. Your coii<!ge: Kock Val l ey College 



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IToclcTo rd", Illinois 

* |» * * * Vt A A A )V A A )V A .\ A A A A A ;'. A A A :'; A A A 

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your paper, ^^ 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 />< 800-l850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

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

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

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

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex,, Ok.') c^^ ast North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

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

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

^•^ arming ^^-^Hfnlng ^^^^S TiopkeepIng or small business 

y^^^^Ffansportat I on Big Business Manufacturing 

^Professions __^^>n^s t r I a I labor Other 

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



Roman Catholic J ewish ^Presbyterian Methodist 

_Baptist Episcopal Ian C ongregational 

"Quaker Mormon I5t)ier Protestant 



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Other 



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



Blacks 
Jews 
Irish 
~East Asian 



In^ns M exicans P uerto Ricans 

entral Europeans Ital lans ^Slavs 

British N ative Americans over several generations 

Other 



8. What^^urces did you use in comp 1 1 1 n^ you r fami ly history? 

__£family Bibles Family Genealogies 



Interviews with other 

^^X^ami ly members 

Vi tal Records 
"^f^otographs 



_Land Records 
"Maps 



The U.S. Census 
fther 



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FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Nam e Q Q k w ^ fC^v > f I a o .' ^> ^ Currant Residence 

If dead, date of deatrr / 9 t/^gj 



Place of blrth ~1"i\oYTfl ^ ^^ ^jLd^v\ Date of Birth | P)7 J 



Education (numbe-rpf years): 
grade school /^ high school vocational college 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

. , , (after leaving home) 

'st C CLh .' yvfA Vwf\ /<^ glC Dates 1st ^Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3r d Dates 3rd D ates 

'tth Dates Ath D ates 

Re 1 ' 9 1 on L o4Vv< VT <Xv\ 

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



Place of Marriage to your grandmotfier date 



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

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 



n ..^;"lio^ d.iti . r^w '^'^"^" ^^ 



Education (number. of years): 
grade school \/ high school 

Occupation(s) 

1 » t Dates 

2n d Dates 

3r d Dates 

^th Dates 

Religion L- J^i4ver<XVA 

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



Date of 


birth_ 
lal 


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vocatloi 


col lege 


1st 


PLACE 
(afte 


OF RESIDENCE 
r leaving home) 

Dates 


2nd 






Dates 


3rd 






Dates 


Ath 






Dates 



*•=* °^ '"•rriage to your grandfathe r ^ ^^.^ /^ ^ii^^I^^^ 

'"''• iU%tl'm^maii^if<itiH Wi VX)f stepmother or 



another relative give 



A- I Stepqr.iridfather (your faiher's side) 



N.MIK- 



Current Residence 



H (Irnd, 

Place of 

Educiitio 
grade s 


d.jic of dea 

birth 

T (number of 
chool 

3n(s) 


tTi ■■■■ 
years 


) 

_ high s 

^Dates^ 
Dates_ 
Oates_ 

^ Dates^ 


choo) 


1st 


_ Data of 
_^ vocati 


Bh 
on a 


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col lege 




Occupat 1 
Isl 


PLACE 
(aft 


OF 
er 


RESIDENCE 
leaving home) 
Dates 




2nH 


-.3rd_ 
_l»th_ 




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Dates 




3rd 


Dates 




'♦th 


Dates 




Re li q 1 on 







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



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



"3an 



A-Z Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth 



Current Residence^ 
Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 




(after leaving home) 


1st Dates 1st 


Dates 


2nd Detes 2hd 


Dates 


3rd Dates 3rd 


Dates 


Re 1 i g i on 




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


Place of marriage to your grandfather 


Date 




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3. 

Grnndfather (your mother's side) 

Name Fv^CivcIC f Cf-\^rSCK Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death | o^ .< Of — t^ ^ou . ^ W 

Place of blrth rL^jsi-lVv^4 C\ WOSlo) U^'j jate of birth R ^fe) I 3 1 © ^7 

Education (number^. of years) : " " 
grade schooi X^ high achool vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
^i f^eX i.\ [f'S Dates 1st (^ 1 no c kau (^^(^V'-gr^ Dates IS-" 



2nd ^Dates 2nd pr)^l ^^ V^ JT PO D ates 1^/7-37 

3rd D ates 3 r d D ates 

^th Dates '•th Dates 



Re I I g i on L- i < .yW ^ t- <W 
Po I i t i cal parties, civl I 



or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SlipfflHir Or inocnir relaclW (tO age l8t" 
give that data on the baci( of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 



Name L-vV (X ScWi;tf''v WQ f v^ ^ pjjf fSbVN C urrent Residence 2)Q!iI ^C Sj- R KW^ 
If dead, date of death -^ 

P'«" of birth AloiWck^-^U ^frirv^c^Nf Date of birth T^Sh^^ (n \M^ 

Education (numoeraf years) 
grade school /x high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

. (after leaving home) 

Ist ^ci/^f^OJ VWr g n.A fi<g D ates I s t (^( cs c > rLcvO -alWt^'^V:?^ D ates - |?ii 

2nd ^Dates 2n d ^0^ j K ^^ $^.- D ates I ?( 7- 

3r d D ates 3 r d D ates 

Rellglonlo-fLeJ"(^K , 
tlcai party, civil or social 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r t^ \ /\i) <; tvcOCi V^/^ r Vvncw^v d ate r\(3u^(Si [(^C<^ 
Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another rAiaM«.« r*^ zgz '. S; 
z'':^ kliav 6ax.9 on cne DacK of this page (0^2) 



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



N .J ine ^^^ 

I f fk-rid, (lain f)f death 



I iliK .1 1 I oil (iiiiml)«> r of yr.i I ■, ) 
'ir.idc -.(liDol lii(jh school 



Octiipal ion (s) 

lst_ 

?n(l 

3rd 

'4th 



Dates 



Dates 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Current Residence 



D.ilc ol l)i I (h 



vocol ion ill 



col lci)«' 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
l«th 



Re 1 i g I on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



date 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



D-? S tcpcjrondmother (your mother's side) 

N ame 

I f (l(;ad, dato of death 



Place of birth 
Education (number of years) 
grade school ti i gh school 

Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



_Oates_ 
Dates 



Current Residence 



Date of bi rth 



vocational 



Ist_ 

_2nd_ 

3rd 



Re I i (J i on 

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



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 

Oates_ 

Dates 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



"Bate ^ 



CHIkDKtN of A & B ^or A- I or B-lj - your father's name should appear below 

Place of birthj^c^kl^y^y^ datetVlah^^.H ( 3 

Number of years y sch^l Irtg ^0 ' OccupatTbrt-q^l ,g^ J(p y^,^^ 

Residence JLQ C / JLg^^ s '^^ . Marital Statu! xvnb-'^-C C? ^ 

Number of children ^) ' 

P 1 ace of birth ^^oV-C^elp dat e Wil 

Number of ^ears of schoolin g \ ^3^ Occupatl6rt YVl « C U ; .^ i T i-~ 

Number of years of schooling ]^:> Occupation J^md^^SL tti' tec lenDt- ^ ,=^ - 

ResJdenceffr^(siuyrr::i:fiv.J..ferlt«l Status TV^ ^ "^^ ^^iH 

Number of chl idren ' S < 

I. Name 

Place of birth """d ate 

Number of years of schoolin g Cfccup'atlbrt . ' ' " 

Res I dence M arif 1 ftatus 

Number of chl Idren ——————— 

. Name 

Place of birth "" date 

Number of years of schooHng Occupation 

Res i denc e Marital Status " 

Number of chl Idran "" —————— 

. Name 

Place Of birth '"" " j gte 

Number of years of schooUrl g Occup'atloh ' ' 

Residenc e Marital Status 

Number of children " ^ -—--————— 

. Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res I denc e Harlta! SUtUS — -^^^- — ^ 

Number of chl Idren "*" —---—————. 

m Name 

P 1 ace of birth d ate 

Number of years of schooling dccuoattort 

Residence HarTTal Status 

Number of chl Idre n — — — — 

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Number of years oi' schoolin g Occu oat l ort 

Residence HarltarSFatua -^-^ ^ 

Number of chl Idre n i 

I, Name 

Place of birth d^t^ 

Number o T t llll U l W i .^"antai Status ~ 



(Htl.URtN >)( f, and (or C - 1 , D-l)-your mother's name should oppenr below 

'•' '^'-"^Mfo^ -/f <^/r? ^ \.i..t. 

Muinl.'i ')( yc.ir •, of ScllOOlIrU) "V 2 



I'. •, i.l.Mi 



I ol (h I Idren 



Marital Status r>\Q>ft^A:gt-\ 



v\.u.- TmrrriTrgioocs^iV^ q-^jlvvo^s^ date g oq\ nQQ\ 

Hff-.iii.'Mce 'toP/^ V^gr-^l^ ' Marital Status flrve^ ("^ 



Number of cKI Idreh 






Place of tii"rth Q^^pyy^i 
Number of years of school in_ 
Res i ')encc f^yfJcJ^^>^^' 
Number of en 1 Idren -^j^ \ 



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— IIZZ: date ^ f^t? i^l? 
/ O Occupat 1 0" R^fm^v. 
Marital Status ''0^~<s^'\a.1j J 



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Nom« 



P 1 ■"-'• nf l,ir(h_ i^p r K f^iSNfV^ 
Nurnbet of ye.irs or scnpolinq 



"late 



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Ke-.ideMre ^ ^^^ 
Number <jf children 

Name 

P I ace of" 1)1 rlh 



scTioolinq yf>^ Occupat i6h Q3^ ^.^^ 1«^»^^>^ 

fil^e^ />0 ' MarltTTStatus rVyx/l/lVoj 



Number of years of schooling 

Kes i dence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Marital Status 



date__^ 

Occupation 



Nafiie 

P 1 ace of bi rth "^ 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Tdren 



bccupatlOil 



Marital Status 



7. Name 

P I ace of b i rth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dcnce 



Number of chi Idren 

8. Name 

P I ace of" bi rth 



date 
'Oc c u pat I On "~" 
Marital Status 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



____ date 
6ccupation 



Number of ch i Idren 



Marital Status 



3. Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of school Ing 
Res i dence 



date 
Occupat lOrt 



Number of chi Idren 



Harltal Status 



10. Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of school Ing 
Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



date_ 

Occupa t i On 
Marital Status 



Your Father 



Name CZ. 
If deaTT 



L^tl'oV^detl ^^^^^^^ \:.^i\\%^^''^^^ Residence -:>^^1 Ho^SC\ 

Place of birth fcb C \< FOvRAD ^D«te of birth ^/^ ^// 3 

Education (number of years) ^ 
grade school ^>C^ high school y\ vocational c ollege 



3ccupatlon(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

___ ^ \ /I I . (after leaving home) 

1st 1^01 ^J\AA\(r> D ates I qf 3c> - 1st ^^J^^C^V^. D ates N'^J"! 

2nd Dates 2nd DAtes 



3rd D ates 3r d D ates 

kth Dates < tth D ates 

Religion /_ ^^ , gy, ^^ (V,v^' 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. p^ v-yvo> o^OoV\<>^ "^O^vy 

Mace of marriage to your mother IkCfer kfPWiQTV::; ■■ y d at<fe Wm I Qr S ^ 

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

iTour Mother 

Mama IPHgQsANdieS Pxg ^SP <^ M'pf /<yu.lS- d^rrent Residence "^^O (/? ^ S'^f* 

If dead, date of death ' --------_--_----—---------------■ 



Place of birth jgcfrryt: l^yMOO Date of birth ^ [jyofji^ 

Education (number/- of yea rs) 



grade school 



ier/-or yearsj 

)\ high school (/^ vocational c ol lege_ 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

I X (aftej:.Jfaving home) 

1st g|gf K Dates 1st ^:^ /"7 S^^g<h D ates / ^ ^^ 

2ndPacte^>| ^>.^^^< Dates 2nd 



Dates 



3rd C \g-vg- iC ^Dates 3r d D ates 

Religlor ^ <L>^W€ (^ Q^— , 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. DgV^>^-erC t^fl T \ O j^C^fy 

Place of marriage to your father p^>J^<£^:eSVg>0 • ^ d ate Pf .^ ^ 

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



E-1 Stepfather 



Name 














1 f dead, date 
Place of birth 


of* dea 


th__ 






Date of birth 


Education (nuir 
grade school 


ber 


of 


yea 


TTf 


_ high school 
Dates 


vocational col lege 


Occupatlon(5) 
1st 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE | 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1 


2nd 




— 







Dates 


2nd Dates 


3rd 


Dates 
Dates 


3rd Dates 


lith 


'•th Dates 


Re) Iglon 


fraternities, etc. 




lei, 


Tl 


^i 1 


TST 


"TTSrrffl clubs, 






Place of marri 


age 


to 


you 


r mothtt 


Date 



F-2 Stepmother 

Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 
Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st D ates Ist D ates 

2nd D ates 2 nd Dates 

3rd D ates 3 r d Dates 

Re I i g I on 

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



Place of marriage to your father date 



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

Number of years 'of scnool Ing /^ Occupation ^acAe-te 

«es i dencec^// (^Q/0Kvh7 .^ .<;^ jfl>te^^< ^arl tal Status r^c^w^y 
Number of en i Idren | 



Number of years of scnoonng / c? Occupat iOrt_— — — — — 

Reb i dence Y^-f'^llCptr^Jk^ Marital Status S^ ( V^^T^Q. 

Number of children 7 \1 



Name 

Place of birth D ate" of birth 

Number of years of Schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status [ 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status [ 

Number of chi Idren 



N ante 

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Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Reb i dence Marital S'tatus ] 

Number of chi Idreh 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth__ 

Number of years of school Ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ] 

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Number of years of school Ing """ OccupatlOh 

Res i dence fTarltal Status" 

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Place of birth Date of birth 

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John KJellquist 

My Mother's name Is Frances Preda Pettersen KJellquist. Her 
Mother's name Is Lena Ida Pettersen Schwlnger. Her Mother's name is 
Anna Maria Schwinger Stein, and her Mother's name is Ida Neubert 
Stein. That is, of course, my Great Grear Grandmother and it is 
as far back as I can go. She was born in the l830's in Olouchou 
Germany. Glouchou is a small town in South Eastern Germany near the 
Checkoslovakian border. She married a weaver. He worked a large 
loom and made material for dresses etc. (Wilhelm Stein) My Great 
Grandmother Anna Maria Stein was born May 3, i860 in Glauchou and 
raised there. She was confirmed there on May 26, 1874. 

Ida Pettersen, who is my Grandmother, and who's father was Emil 
Ernest Schwinger, and his Mother was Rosalia Natalia Mehues. She 
was born in Brandt by Prieburg. She married a miner named Priedrich 
Schwinger, and on Sept. 17, J86l in Brandt my Great Grandfather was 
born, Ernest Erail Schwinger entered the armyartd attained the rank 
of sargent. After his release he stayed in the reserve. Long after 
this he became a shoemaker and then a mailman and somehow ended up 
in Glouchou where he met and married Anna Maria Stein, and on June 
6, 1886 my Grandmother, Lena Ida Schwinger was born. My Grandmothers 
time was a time of horses and carts, kerosene lamps, coal stoves and 
cobblestone streets. It was also a time without most of the 
luxuries of today. My Grand mother had two dresses and a pair shoes. 
One of her weekly chores was to clean the chimmies on the lamps and 
refill them with kerosene. When she was confirmed she got a 
new dress and her father mad her shoes for her. She went to school 
for eighr years and graduated at 15, only rich people went on to 
semenaries. One incident that stands out in her memory is the 
day the Kaiser was in town to review the troops. Each year the 
Army Reserve gathered in Glouchou, and each family was required to 



#2 John KJellqulst 

house one soldier. 

Not much Is known about Grandfather's (my Mother's father) 
early life. He was born on Feb. 13 I887 inChristianla (now known 
as Oslo) Norway. His parents names were Hand and Johana Pettersen. 
He came from a large family seven children. Four boys and three 
girls. Grandfathers name was Frank Oscar Pettersen. 

My Grandfather worked In a textile factory making elastic bands. 
For some reason. Just after the turn of the century, he went to 
Glouchau. He had the same type of Job there and It was there that 
he met my Grandmother, and on January 8, 1909 they were married. 

In 1907 my Grandmother's Father died. It was the seventh of 
Oct. and he was only 46 years old. In I908 her mother died, 
Dec. 30, 1908. She was 48 years, 6 mos. and 3 weeks 6 days old, 
according to the old documents. All of the families money was 
left to my Grandmother and her being the oldest child. 

After she was married my Grandfather took this money and started 
his own business. He went bankrupt around 1913. During this 
time my Uncle Hand was born (Aug. 4, 1909), and my Uncle Ralph 
was born Feb. 10, 1913. After his business failure my Grandfather 
decided to start again in America. He was in vaudville in Germany 
with his brother Victor and had heard great things from another 
brother William in American. In 1913 my Grandfather, Grandmother 
the two boys and my Grandmother's slsther and her boyfriend left for 
the United States and Rockford, 111. 

From 1913 to 1917 they had several houses they lived in. They 
lived with Uncle William on sixth street most of the time. In 19 17 
my Grandfather bought a brand new house, one block north of his 
brother's house. That house stands right next to ours, and 57 years 
later my Grandmother is still living thre. In 1920 my Grandfather 
got a good Job .with the Barber Colman Co. and stayed there until 



#3 John KJellquist 

his retirement In 1952. His brother William left for Milwaukee 
in 1920 and soon went back to Norway not to return to the United 
iitates until 1970 for a visit. In 1920 my Mother was born. 

Little is known of my Dads fathers side of the family. His 
father, John B. KJellquist (Kallkvist) was born in 1879 in Tbro 
Sweden. His mother Hilda Larson was born in I88I in Marlestad 
Sweden. Her father was a farmer, his father worked on a railroad. 
She worked in a creamery. He learned a cabinet Makers trade. They 
met In Sweden. They were married here in 1908. In 1913 my father 
Everett John KJellquist was born. In 1917 his mother Hilda Larson 
died of an apoplexy. She was 36. My Dad remembers being llftj^d up 
to see his mother in the casket, and the horse drawn hearse. 

My father's brother, Eddie, was only five months old at the time 
and my Grandfather didn't feel he could take care of the baby, so 
his sister and brother-in-law Esther and John Sandeen adopted Bddie. 

My fathers older brother Elnar, and his father went from 
house to house, from one Aunt and Uncle to another renting a room 
until the one got tired of them and moved on to another. My father 
went to several grade schools and after graduating from Rockford 
Center High School. In I929 the family lived seperate from the 
relatives. Two things that Dad remembers about his claildhood are 
always being the smallest boy in the class, and always fighting 
usualy ending the ones his brother started. He graduated in 1929 
and in 1930 started on apprenticeship program at Barber Colman. 
It didn't last long however. He was laid off and spent much of 
the depression at a gas station. He alos worked a while at J.L. 
Clark Co. before being called back to Colmans. 

My Mother went to P. A. Peterson grade school asdid my sister and 
myself. She remembers that they lived quite well during the 20 's, 
but without much of our modern conveniences. To take a bath, for 



#4 John KJellquist 

example, you filled the tub full of cold water, then you went 
down the basement lit the coal stove put on two buckets of water 
and when the water was hot carried them upstairs and put them in 
the tub with the cold water. She remembers horse drawn Ice 
wagons, the wood stove In the kitchen, an excellent place to dry 
clothes in the winter, was to hang them In the kitchen. Mother was 
in third grade when the tornado hit Rockford. She remembers how 
all the children went down stairs, but their class. The teacher said 
there was no need for It so they stayed on the third floor, and after 
the noise, mother said, there wasn't a window left in the room. Mom's 
time was also the time of the street cars. People would drive down 
the tracks with their cars lining their wheels up with tracks, and 
Uncle said "you could go like" well pretty fast. All of 35 anyhow. 
Mom went to Lincoln Junior High School and Central High School during 
the depression. Grandfather worked two and three days a week. Mom 
walked to school, wore shoes forever and a day, and wore her aunts 
remade dresses. It was also a time of prohibition when Grandmother 
made beer in the kitchen. 

My parents were married In 19^0 they moved into our house In 
19^2 and In 1944 my sister was born. By this time my Dad had 
learned his trade (tool and die Maker), and my parents were the 
happy average middle class family. For the past 32 years my parents 
have been planning to move, I doubt the ever will. In I956 my Dad 
finally got his son, and as soon as he found out Mom had a baby boy 
he proudly named him Everett John KJellquist Junior. 'In 196O my 
sister entered East High School and I P. A. Peterson School. In 1963 
my sister Karen went off to college. She was married in 1965 and 
now lives in Call, Colombia, So. America 



#5 John KJellqulst 

In 1968 I left grade school for Jefferson Junior High School. In 
1970 I entered Jefferson Junior High school and in 1971 it became a 
Senior High School, I think anyway, I spent six years there. May 
Dad who has worked now at Barber Colman for 44 years got me in as an 
apprenticeship program there, after I graduated from High School. 
I soon found out the shop wasn't quite the place for me. So here 
I am at Rock Valley College. 






KLEW, MARK ALFRED, 1954- 



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FAMILY DATA 

A Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Alf red Arthur Kleam Current Residence 

If deaH, jte of death January 16. 197 1 

Place of birth Chicago Date of Birth May 27. 1888 

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



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Coke mill worker Dates 1912-1917 1 st Ghi c aKo ^Dates_ 

2nd Arc welder Dates 1917-1952 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd _Dates_ 

^tth^ Dates Ath ^Dates_ 

Religion Lutheran, later Chr istian Heform 

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



Place of Marriage to your grandmothe r ghlnago. Illinois ^ ^^\S ept. 7. 1 9 

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

\. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Louise Aprusta (Poster) Klemm Current Residence ____,._________^..^..__ 

If dead, date of death July 7. 1967 

Place of birth Chicago. Illinois Date of birth July 1 1 . 1895 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home). 

1st Saleslady Dates 1910-16 1st Chicago Dates 1916 

on 
2n d Housewife Dates 1 9 1 6- 1 96 72n d D ates 



3r d Dates 3r d D ates 

^th Dates kth Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on Lutheran 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r GMr;ago.. Illinois DATE Seut. 7. 1916 
°*^= {^a^''aSt^S(!*fhl8(^8a£8'8f<*t<l§ gaSi^A-^)f stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



N.iriic 

I f iirnd, (J.ilc of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bl rth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Re I i gi on 



Dates 
Dates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 



2nd 



3rd_ 
kth 



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 



"Tilt 



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 



J)a tes_ 
Dates 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Current Residence 



Date of birth 



vocational 



lst_ 
2rtd_ 
3rd 



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



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



3. 

randfather (your mother's side) 

ame WllIlam Christopher Schirmer current Residence St. F ra ncis, ^anaas 

f dead, date o^ death 

lace of birth Q-^tensen, Germ.^^ny Date of birth December 11, 1889 

duc:ption {nunStr of years) : 

jra^e school 8 ^ig^ school vocational college 



:cupatloT(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after Isaving home) 

s t Farmer Dates 1910-1 963 1st St. Francis, Kansas D ates 1914- 

"" pre seat 

id Dates 2nd Dates 



rd D ates 3 rd D ates 

th Dates ^tth Dates 



si I g ion Lutheran 

slitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Lutheran Layaans .League 

lace of marriage to your grandmother 3^1^^ Francis, i^ansas "^^^e Feb. 18,1915 

3te: If your mother was raised by a Step' f ac ti e r o r anoilTer n e i at t VH ( CO a ge 18) 

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

randmother (your mother's side) 

Current Residence 



ame Marie E. (V/llkenlng) Schlrme] 
f dead, date of death June 5, 19 65" 

lace of birth Relpen. Germany Date of birth March 2, 1890 

Jucation (number of years) 

jrade school 8 high school vocational college 



:cupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

it Housewife Dates 191 5- 1 96 E5t St. Francis, ilansas D ates igi 4-196 5 

id Dates 2nd Dates 



rd ^Dates 3rd Dates 



b1 Igion Lutheran 

alitical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Ladies Aid, Sewing Club 

iace of marriage to your grandfathe r St. Francis, i'vansas d ate Feb. 16 1915 

ote: 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 St epgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f flfad, da IP of death 

I'l.n'- >.l Mr Hi D.ileol liiith 

I 'liK .il iuii (iiiiiiilx- r of yc.it'.) 
'It.idi" .(hool h i (jh school vocationiil 

Octupat ion(s) 

Is I 

2nd 

3rd 

^ith 



Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 


RESIDENCE 
eaving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 








Dates 


Dates 


3rd 








Dates 


Dates 


iith 








Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

0-2 S tepgrandmother (your mother's side) 

Nome Current Residence 

I f dead , date (jf 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 clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



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



f^3h>»r-t. Dan 1^1 Kiema 

: of birth r^^r^^n. 111^ r^n^s date May. 21. I92I 



Name 

Place of birth qy^^nn^rn. Illinois ""'•'= ^^^Y, ^'t 'y^' -- 

Number of years of schooling 16 " Occupatibh j:iectric al --.n^ineer 

Res i dence Rnnkford. Illinois Marital Status Married 

Number of children 4 

Name Loulae Ap-usta (Klemm) Schmidt 

P 1 ace of birth Chicago. IlUnolB d ate Feb. 26. 1918 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation xHouseWlfe 

Residenc e Mlnot. North Dakota M ari tal Status Married 
Number of chi Idren 6 

Name Wllliaia Arthur Klemm 

Place of birth Chicago, Illinois date Deceiaber 11. 1919 

Number of years of schooling Occupation Professor 

Residence Fort ■.avne. Indiana Marl tal Status Slnpile 

Number of chi )dr6n Q 

Name Martin Gerhard t klemm 

Place of birth Chicago, Illinois date March 11. 1923 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation TriJCi^ Driver 

Res i dence T.,>^ rising. Illinois M arital Status Married 

Number of en 1 Idren 4 

Name M^.ri e Slanor (Pllemm) V/atson _ 

Place of birth r.h^nfltro, Illinois date December 6. 1924 

Number of years of schooHng 12 Occupation Housewife 



Res i dence ^arising. Illinois Marital Status Married 
Number of chi Idrfen 4 

Name Ruth Elizabeth (Klemm) Taliaferro 

P 1 ace of birth Ghlcapo, IHlnola d ate January o, 1928 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation HoUSevJlfe 

Residence Hannibgl. Missouri Marital Status Married 
Number of chi Idren 4 



Name FredericK Raymond Klemm 

Place of birth Chicap-Q. Illinois date August 29, 1929 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Tnnl ± Die Maimer 

Res i dence Calumet City. 111. Marital Status Marrie d 
Number of chi Idren 3 

Name Arnold Alfged klemm 

P 1 ace of birth Ghlcapo. Illinois d ate July 16. 1931 

Number of years of school ing 16 _ Occupation Chemical Tec hnician 

Residence Chlcapo. Illinois Marital Status Married 

Number of chi Idren 2 



3. Name Ssther Elizabeth (Klemm) Heldepr lem 

Place of birth Chicapro. Illinois date J-Iay 4 , 1935 

Number of years of schooling 16 Occupation nOUSewlTe 

Res i dence Raleigh. North Garol 4teai tal "sTatus Marriea 
Number of chi Idren 3 ^"«- 

10. Name Paula x^oralne (ivlemm) Brown 

Place of birth Chicago. Illinois date April 4, 1939 

Number of years of schoolin g 14 Occupation Housewife 

Residence Kegrny, HebroslTa"^ ' Marital Status Married 

' c n na r aW 



Number o f C ll im r H l l' 



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



N.iiiir Anna Margaret (Schirmer) Klemm 
r-I.M.' of hi r ih St. FranclSf Kansas 

Niinih'T ol yc.ir'l of schoo 1 i tu) ] 2 

Res i dcncc Rc^cKford. Illinois 

Number of ch i 1 dren 21 



^l-uo December 2. 1920 



Occupation Housewife 
"Marital ^Status Married 



N a me Martha Louise tSchlrmer) Zwevgardt 
Place of birth St. Francois. r>.a.naR8 
Number of years of schooling 8 



Res i dence St. Francis. Kansas 
Number of children 2 



date March 2. 1916 
ITccupat I on Housewife 



Mari tal Status Married 



3. Name Henry Fredrick SchArixer 

Place of birth St. Fra ncis. Kansas 



Number of years of schooling 8 
Res i dence St. Fra ncis 
Number of chi I dren 



Kansas 



1 



date March 15. 1918 



Occupation Farmer 
Marital Status Harried 



'«. Name VanJeda Rose (Schirmer) Sichstadt 
Place of birth St. Francis. Kansas 
Number of years of schooling 8 



date May 8. 1923 



Occupa t i on Housewife 



Res i dence Woolsey. South Dakota 
Number of ch i I dren 2 



Marital Status Married 



6. 



7. 



9. 



me Ern.g Sophie (Schirmer) Blume 
ace of birth St. Francis. Kansas 



Number of years of schooling 8 
Res i dence Goodland, Kansas 
Number of ch i Idren 2 



Name 

P lace of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Tdren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i I dren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Number of chi 1 dren 



_ date April 1 1. 1926 
Occupat I On Housewife 



Marital Status Married 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupat iOn 
Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



Mari tal Status 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



10. Name 

P I ace of bi 



TF" 



Number of years of school ing 
Res i dence 



Number of chi Idren 



date 

Occupat ion 



Mar I tal Status 



Your Father 

Current Residence Rocliford, Illinois 



Name Robert Daniel r.iemm 
I f deao, date of death 



Place of birth Ghicapo. Iliinoia ^Date of birth May 21, 1921 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Army medic Dates 1 941 - 1945 1st In the army Dates 1941-194 

2nd Electrician Dates 1946-1951 2nd Whiting, Indiana Ddtes 1946-195 

3 r d Electrical 5nfine§ gtes 1 951-presen 3rd Gedarville, IllinoisD ates 1951-195 

4th ^Dates kth Freeport. Illinois D ates 19'53-196 

Religion Lutheran 5th Rockford, Illinois 1963-19 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Rei^ublican. i-iUtheran 

x.n.v[Ear^a ^eague. Evangelist. NRA . ^ ' '^' 4 \. , ; 

Place of marriage to your mother DehYer, Colbrndd' date t'eo. 2, 1945 

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

Your Mother 

Name Anna i4argaret (Schirmer) Klemm Current Residence Rockford, Illinois 

If dead, date of death 

Place of birth St. Francis, Kansas Date of birth December 2, 1920 

Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school 4 vocational ^college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Candy maker Dates 1938 1st Denver. Colorado Dates 19^9-1946 

2n d Maid Dates 1939- 1946 2nd Whitinp:. Indiana Dates 1946-1949 

3rd Housewife Dates 1946- now 3c< t Anp.ola. Indiana Dates 1949- 195] 

Re 1 i g 1 on Lutheran 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Lutheran Womens Mission 

J-;fff?£Uf?.. Rspvbiig^t?:^ ' . . ^ — 

Place of marriage to your fathfer Denver. Coloradb' ' ' ' ' ' d ate Feb. 2.' 1946 
NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the bacl< of 
this page (F-2). 



E-1 Stepfather 

Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth D ate of birth 
Education (number of years) ~~" ^— _— _ 
grade school high school vocational college 



0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates ^3rd Dates 

^th Dates ^^th Dates 

Rel igion 

Pol i t i cai* part les , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother D ate 

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 clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your father ~~~ Bate 



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

me Mark Alfred :^lemm 



'■ Marii AJ 

ace of birth Free port. Illinois 
mber of years of scnoolJng 14 



s i den ce Rock ford. Illinois 
mber of ch i Idren Q 



me Daniel Robert Klemm 

ace of birth Anp-Q la. Indiana 

mber of years of schooling ]^ 



s i dence Chicago, Illinois 
mber of ch? Idren 1 



ime Margaret Anne ulemm 



ace of birth St. Francis, Kansas 

imber of years of schooling 17 

!s i dence Urbana. Illinois 



imber of children Q_ 



ime Paul William klemm 

ace of birth Freeport, Illinois 
iraber of years of schooling 12 



iS i dence Rnckford. Illinois 
imber of children p 



Date of birth August 27, 1954 

Occupation Student 

Marital Status Single 



Dat'e of birth June 15. 19^9 

Occupation Store nanager 

Marital Status Mar r lea 



D ate of birth August 30 » 1951 
Occupation Student 
Marital Status Single 



Date of birth June 23, 1956 



Marital Status bingle 



Occupation Student 



ame / 

lace of bi rth 

jmber of years of school ing_ 

;s i dence 

jmber of chi Idren ~~~~~~~ 



Date of bi rth 



Occupation 



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I''.' 1-la II. Wlin-snJni- wn h boi-n on Mnrch ?, ir90, in i.o'on, 
Goi'iaanv . i^h-; w.is raif^d by hT nothor, 'Vi lh*lmJn<», fni h'^r 
st-ipf.'i 1- ii^r Gnrl Lichlutlor. li'^r r'^^i falhar, Fr'slrici ii.Tnlni^, 
i*rt f :r Ainericr bofor" r.he vn b born b'^cRuse her inot!.-^-: 'e 
pnrentr wouldn't pIIt.; them to F-et married. 1 w- nn'' "bis 
to fin-^ out the reflson why. Sh" h'^d three half e'lHtm, L^o^hle, 
Minna °'id .lenny, pnd two half brothers, ?ritz nnd Au'u:;t. 
After n basic education of about bIx years, she went t ■> work 
and 11 v^ on '\ bi^ far'n as a maidservant. The f^roi iiupt have 
eTipioy^J m«ny people, for tliat's wVie^-e she met iiy cran if- 1 her. 

■.^iLllam ChrlEtoi-her SchlrTtier was born on Doceinbor 11, 1889, 
In Oti'Nisen, Germany. He nor^^r said much about his youth 
except that his fsther, Carl Schir.ner, was a woodcutter in the 
blacii forest who died when Vi/illiam was 11. He had on-? brother 
pnd two sisters, nono of whose names I could find out. I'e also 
had a .i-a^e elementary education after which he worked as a 
hired h'lnd on the fai-m where he aet my grandmother. Karis had 
kept ill touch with her fatlier ov-^r in Amorlca, who sant tne'ii 
money lO come over and get msri't' ;l , whic-h they did. They married 
on ?eti"uary 18, 1915 in Zion L.utlieran Church at a GeriXiSii- ixusslan 
settle .'jnt called Jacqua, which was later renamed St. Prancis, 
v/hlch J 3 located in the extreme nort:hwest corner of .ianc-.a^. 
They h/in't planned on staying in America, but the wnr broke 
out in 1914 r.ip-ht after they came over and they never v;ent 
back to Germany or saw any of their relatives who livod over 
there --a in. 



They eottled on a farm In a email h luso where they had a 
girl, Kartha and a boy, Henr.y . After a few ye^re they moved 
to a bl(-'per house where my mother and her two younger sistera, 
Vsnledn nnd Erna were born. In 1926 they naoved to what la the 
present day farm where their son Henry and his wife and dflughter 
live today. The other houses hpve b'^'^fn torn dov;n and the only 
Ttlier h )UEe that still standa is the small two rooTi house that 
Miy KrF'niiiifl's dnd lived in until he died on March 7, 1939, after 
living t\\'i life of s farmer ?>nd never rnnrrylng. All of the 
hiua'^r- w«re located p^rotly clo^e tO{;^o1,her, not beln*: iu )re than 
r'! few ..illes away from '^ach other. Ily rrrndpa w? ^ np.inly w 
wheat fr-mer who also p;rew hny ^nd feed for his catMe cmd 
hops. 'Ay prandma v;-^ s a farrawife v.ho raised four dau 'hters 
Mnd orio son and kept chlcl<ens, she even worked in the fi^'lds 
when li-^r help was ne-^ded. The depression hit thoin pr^-tty 
hard, but they nevor d'^ctroyed any crops or klJlod nny of 
thoir cuttle becsuoo that wr.s w,"P,titip; i-recious food, r.wd to 
p'aopi'-' who had worked nnd s^ved everything they c ^l Id alL their 
life, Guch wasting w^ s considered an unthinicable sin. Ky 
p'rpnd.'= -ild put land In the l-md bank, though. But tlo duat 
bowl ' rfe?ted them in a more dirrjct vr^y. wy mom roir.o.abGrs 
how dus't storms would make thln,'-8 so d-^rk out th'; t E'no could 
look directly at the nun 3t midday, and the dust would get all 
over tlie recently clenned house, oftentimes mRK^ng her mother 
cry, liut in all, things went pretty -nuch the samo on the farm 



untii '':*5 fortlf^B, wh«n cnch ^ it*!"/ toik the pl^ce of hoi'i'-o 
sni aul-'s. Both iny ;j r.'.ndi."; r^^r, ti; v/ori:^d extrorn'^lv h'Ti to 
scr'-lc'i out a llvlnt; in thr? jr-r'"-^ until th'sy r*--- li re'l to a 
GJ.'ii use in 5t. Fi'-:ic5s in 1';)6^. My f-'mndirr. died of b 
ftro/.e on June 5, 19^5 and io buried at.out one u,iie c mth 
of v/her'-^ Che flrbt liv«d wh'^n ah^ cane to rano-R. Lih^rtly 
sft.or fc-ie died, my ft' ndps moved to .". nurslnp ho:ne in ^t. 
Fr?"ncln where he i s i reaently living,, the only pran .!> ar eiit 
1 h^ve •■.lio is Btill nlWe. 



Alfred Arthur Aiouitc wr 3 born on May 27, IPRR in Ciii ego's 
£ juth !~"de. He wris the oldest of eip-'-t children born to tv.'o 
G-^rann ] ni nigra; ts, Fred Kleiii'n, who w" a p achooi teacher, rnd 
AguatP ;>le;Dm, a houscv.lf e. He had four brothers; Frrriu, John, 
Bill, .'Mid Ben, and three slstera, Tjllle, ■'M-XiP. , ynd '.ertie. 
Ihere v.- s a boy, Charles, who w^s >;orn before ay grand pe, 
but h*^ died in infancy. My grpndj^a had a simple gra lu'r 
school education before roinv out and working at odd jobc. 
He used to tell me of all the good times he had with his brothers 
and fi'iends roaming around the "wide open spaces" of south 
Chicago. He was a very good swimmer, being taught by his father 
who would throw him in the water and pull him out if he started 
to sink. My grandpa said that he learned very quickly with 
this method. He also collected guns and books, he was an avid 
reader, a trait which he carried with him for the rest of hie life, 



In his twenties he worked In the coke ralils until he ir.arried 
!Dy Krnridinother after which ho became sn arc welder for 
Standard Oil. 

Louise Agusta Doater was born on July 11, 1895. She 
was the second child of four, having one older slBter, Amrlla, 
a younger sister Elanor, and a younger brother William who was 
killed in a motorcycle accident when he was 18. Her father, 
John Doster, was a butcher who also came from Germany, and her 
mother, Louise was from Buffalo, New York, She too was born 
and raised on the south side of Chicago with a basic education, 
after which she worked in a clothins store until she married 
my grandpa on September 7 191 6, They were married in St. 
Stevens Lutheran Churgh, nfter which they lived the rest of 
their life in south Chicago, raising 10 children. I can't 
really say that they settled, .because my grandpa always rented, 
and he never stayed at one place for very long. My dad remembers 
moving about ten times, sometimes just down the street or a 
few bljcks away. I guess my grand ;-a would alv/aya find so:uething 
wron--' .''bout the place that they were living, or he didn't like 
the way the landlord looked at him, there was always some small 
reason. They never owned their own house until 1 9''t-3 v.hen a 
lot of children were already on tholr own, the yountrost being 
six. 1 remember both of thern pretty well. Grandpa wns a stei'n 
wllle:! person who wns never afraid to voice hip opin* ^n on 
«nyth';'ig. My grandiaa nev^r said much, she .just wori'lcd nbout 



V. r ll'i.-r thnt t'rn 11 ; ) ">th'»rs UHu^illy won y ntout., wl- r-t 'i-^r 
• v^ry ^' ■ V.' s In f? )od health or h^d »nou^j;h to ct, th't'S ~ llie 
tli^t, It" n^v-r to li. the 1 ^^ '- > i ' (v- roif?, th'-t w<" k tli** ii' n'o lob. 
LpI* Ju.-t. t'Tciv-d u;- th.? icl'.lE and moved on v;hen pr?ndpi '.-/intod to, 
ihey v.'-te both i^uthemns, lunt. Ilk* my oiora'a fol.<8, yt-ii the 
l''ter y^nrs wh«n my (.'r-'tndp':' chnnped to Chr'iHtinn h^fni'ii. i^^ven 
thiufh 1 hoy wer? poor, th'^y nlvz-'ys found a vrey to :E?i-:r? onds 
meet, ii.y prandj-i was too i.rou'l to <»ver accipt rriy ki"d of charity 
'i'hoy both possesed tlie s^me ic 3 nd of h'^rd vorUlnf, iurit?;n 'ithlc 
beliefs that my iLother's poi'^ntn had, ths only difference being 
thPt tii-^y lived In a different type of env Ironrr'^nt. 



My nth"r, Ann'' i\ fri'^d^ ;>.r(."'. rrst Ki-^nui, wn ;i bor;! on 
D-icex.b' r 2, 1 ')20 on a omii T" rm 1 ocn f^d E-;uthwnct oT ..t. 
Fr-Tricl^, M city in noiLhweo t;;rn ..'Hijna. ._>h» Vr-n 'n o Ld ^r 
sis'ter .-.ir'tha, who J a mirriei to 'Uje; iiwoi "^'b I'dt at.d h^is twj 
chlidr^M, r\uth and GiTin and four k.irf'ndnhlidr'*n, our.-^ti find 
J )hn, huth's children, and Chnrlse 9nd K»na, Glenn's children. 
.^TthJ3 lives on n farm Just northw'^fst of bt. Francis. bhe alao 
hp E an older brothei-, Henry, whoS'S.wlfs'g name is Delores, and 
th»lr dnuphter, Relda. They lire on the farm where my mother 
grew up on. She has a younger aieter Vanleda, whose husband's 
name Is i'aul Eichatadt, with two boys, Jim and i^ent. They live 
in v^oolsey. South Dakota on a cattle ranch. Her youngest sister, 
irna, is naarrled to a man named Dean Blume, with a daughter 
i-.lnda and a son Roger. She also has two grandchildren, Richard 
and Jeffrey, Linda's children. They live In Goodland, Kansas, 
about 25 iiiilea south of St. Francis, My mom was raised on a 
farm by two German Immlgranta. She knew how to speak German 
before she knew English, which she learned when she went to 
school. Her family was never very rich, but they never went 
hungry either. There were plenty responsibilities with living 
on a farm. She had to take care of the garden, milk ■cows, feed 
chickens, gather eggs, keep the house clean, and all the other 
chores that's generally regarded as women's work. The most 
was expected from her brother, Henry, who had to help his 
father out in the fields most of the time, what with him being 
the only boy and them not being able to afford hired help. 



But life wasn't Just hard work. The pace of life In the western 
plains w':4s slow and unhurried, and having three sisters meant 
there was always someone to play baseball, tag, hide-aad-seek 
and other games with. Kolidays IIk© Christmas and Saster were 
good times to get together friends and relatives, my mom's 
grandfather Wilkening and her distant cousins who were alao 
WllkeningB. Sunday dinners were alao good times to feast, eating 
some of their chickens or beef that they raised. Occaslonaly 
they would have a pig butchered and have a pig roast. Their 
grandpa Wilkening would c ^me over for dinner regularly except 
when it was too cold or wheHala«iwas 111. Then my mom or one 
of her sisters v;ould bring it to him. A lot of my mother's 
social life centered around the church, Zion Lutheran Church 
in such ways as church mission festivals, pot luck suppers, 
church choir, and such things as baptisims and confirmations. 
She was confirmed in German at the age of fourteen. In the 
20' 8, before the depression, the crops were pretty good, but 
the depression combined with the numerous dust storms made the 
land l^ok pretty wasted for awhile. My mora went to a one room 
school house for her eight years of elementary school. There 
was a high school in town, but her father felt that any more 
school was merely a waste of time, especially for a girl. She 
stayed and worked on th^.- f arm for a few years before she went 
to work in St. Francis in a candy store and as a housekeeper, 
living with the people she kept house for and coming home for 
the weekends. At the age of 19 she moved to Denver Colorado 



t)ecT;s''; th'^r'S w" s r^-i 1 1 v iiotlil'i/r for h«r on tho fnrm, Tutur* wlea. 
3L"=» t d "• t.h'» Job of '^. a-' Id n r. l\:^- hiua™ of 'i vl c*- ; r'^r ' -"Innt of 
p ms h «loctrlc co;j:''ny, Ilvinp t^-^re nnd beln? '^ aorl of 
rov^rn^'s t.T his ch"Iir»?n. oh* t •)ok p--rt In Y'.vCA 3ct!v'jti'?s 
and shn tool: a f'?w trlfs to th'? I-.ocky 'nountilnn th t wre ro 
no-^r. -lie alao roxuin'^d nntlv? in the church, Grnce ^uthvmn, 
wh'^re sii-^ met my dnd one nl^-ht wl en she wis helpln^-r to nerve 
n me-^i f^r servicemen who wer-e at^'tloned in Denvor. 

K /. ort Danl'^1 \ie-;i:n, ray f-ii', r, wxc born on ijny 21, 1921 
In Chlc--ro. He has -in older alst-^r Louieo, w'"0 iz mi-ri'lel to 
Fred oonnidt aid has five 8 ma, /redrlcli, Carl, nlchr.rd, iiolc.nd, 
nnd Joh.ri, ^'nd on" d^UMhter, i.ou'ioe. They live In Kln:)t, orth 
Da cotn, on a farm. i'e has an older broth'^r, V/illlam, who 'sn't 
mnrrled and lives In Fort '.vayne, Indiana and Is -^ prof-^aaor of 
che'ii5stiy at Indiana Institute of Technology. ue has :\ y vanger 
brother M.-^rtln who lives In Lansing, Illinois with his wife 
Judy aiv.i his four children, Iton'ile, Ghrlstene, Maxine, an-1 Javld. 
r.e drlv ^s a bread truck for Tip Top bakories. He has -another 
sister i^^rie, who Ic lairrieil to Torj V.'ataon with four d.-!U'fhters, 
Taiamy, Jail, Debbie, aad Diane. Diane is mar- led with a daughter 
naned VlcKy. y\nother sister is huth, who is married to a man 
namad ; ^b Taliaferro and lives in H.? mlbal, Kiss-)\]rl w'.t'u four 
children. Mary, Elizabeth, v;ho is married with a dau>;-htor, Jean, 
D'-nny, ^'nd Carrie. Another brother is Fredrick w'lo I'ives in 
Calunot City, lllinoio with his wife Marlene and his tliree 



d'iU'hl-:'3 ijusrin, JU'ly 'ind liliii. ii'S woTiia TS a toDi '■: r. I Ho ri'^iior. 
/liotn'^'i' br )ther Amoi-.l, ilv^n in rulcif^D with '.Itj v/if'? ^ v^.n 
KrA th'^ '. r two sons, ^r-ioLci -^tid rnrl. ^rn:)!''! wti'iio ac a c:ii^;.iical 
te?hnl;!nn. iilother 1;: anol h»r rlEt^r who who llvea 'n '^ .-^ I '^ ] <Th , 
iorth ('-^roiln? with '^vr huGbnni, j -'ul Holi^t-ricin nr.d L'-ilr throe 
childr-"^-;, i'f.ul, i^lciil'^ ntid ::rlc. My d-^d's youn(-''^3t 'Ir-t >r's 
n'?:Ti5 Is Fnula who livon w5 th l^-^r husb-'^nd, Georp'o i''rr>-.M In ..earuy, 
Nebras 'i with hT six cihliir'^n, j»3or({e, David, i-ron, 'uli'?, 
Linda a id iirbra. All those children k-^r^t ay dnd'a u.o -i busy 
t.:!Klnp care of kids and my dad ' a dad buiiy wor^lnr st L/'.andnrd 
Oil feilinp 10 chlldran Inciudlricr hlr. wife and h::n;',';lf. Iney 
didn't 'i3ve :nuch mMtf^rlai wo'iLth, but th'oy nnver rnlnr'ji tae 
thlnp-s that they didti't Imve. I'y dod v;as aiwayn lnt:i ii-jslc, 
he iiia'j'? a violin which wor^'.ed iretty v/ell for a while 'ind he 
i-layed the tuba in the hlt-^h school band. liis Taniiy vr 3 , r-atty 
church oriented, going to Bethlehem church and Bethl'MvTTi elementary 
school. There were always a lot of cousins and rel.'^tl'^o" to 
get tot.'' >t her with whenever there were baptisms, confirinations 
and If ter on weddln^JS. My dnd'a gr8nd[:.a Klemm and his Aunt 
H^rama would come over every Thuradny nit-^ht to visit with tho 
fa;nlly . Vacations connisted of iity .erandpo. takin.^r nil tho older 
children downtown to thie rauooum ■, nd i-.nke yilchlpnn, t'- clnf the 
subv/ays because my prandpa never owned a car. After m;/ did. 
£r?duat')d from Bowen High School, he went to wor-c at norae 
rneiilal job at iitandord Oil where his fr.thor wori:ed, Goln'^ to 
col Leg'"; was out of the question, becouse the money lust wasn't 



tV.sro. oo while ray .i?td wae still living at home, he p-5ve hla 
•jijLher half of his ijaychecR. When he was 20, the draft Pot hi, a 
and he ..eiit into the army, woruing na a xedlc and a cook. He 
was stationed at Little Rock, Ark'>nsas, MaComb, IllinolB, i^odesto, 
California, and Denver, Colorado, where he met my m:)ther. They 
Kopt in touch with each other after he was shipped overseas 
to Snp-land and France, and they decided to get married after' 
the war. They got married at Grsce Lutheran Church on February 
2, 1946, afterward living In Whiting Indiana with my dad's Uncle 
Franlw, My dad went back to work at Standard Oil first as an 
electricians helper, then as an electrician and later as a 
lineman. After working there a couple years, my dsd decided 
to go back to echool. H© started college at Trl State College 
in Angola, Indiana under the G. I. bill and managed to cram 4 
years into 2|. During that time my older brother was born on 
June 15, 1949. While my dad was finishing up school In the 
summer of 1951. my mom went out to Kansas and had my sister, 
Margaret on August 30, 1951. After she came back, they rented 
a house in Cedarville, Illinois and my dad went to work at 
Fairbanks M^rse in Freeport which was five miles away. During 
this time my dad bought some land in Freeport and decided to 
build a house there, which he helped to design and build. 
They moved into the house in the fall of 1953. and next August, 
the 27th, 1 was born. Two years later on June 23, 1956, my 
younger brother Paul was born. We lived in Freeport for about 
10 years, so us kids did a lot of growing up there. We attended 
Redeemer Lutheran Church and went to Emmanuel Lutheran School. 



Th'^re >■ ^r*^ a lot of A\<ia in tlii* n ^ 1 crhborliood, |l'"it.v I) -i'iy 
bMfv*bpli, cDLs and rj'bi^va, "ud nii tho other /-;ood tirlt.^.-e fmt 
,:laR £11 often i-iny. ^j jno of )ur rol'.! ':-i vo3 lived In i-Y- i; Tt, 
no 3 v: It from them utia n pi'-stty bij.^ afff^lr. t*'-; wjuLl rJ out 
to the ,irka and h^ve i-lcnics, or we v/ouid fro flshln/f jr n-.;ini clng;. 
Those J>y8 seox so cnrofree, days were mide up of pl^-y'nr and 
hnvlrir .^ood tiiii'=;B» evon school wasn't t'"^t bad of a ;.i'ico to 
bG, h'~''r!'"^wor;<. wian't n^irly as bad -is; It can got to bo iOv/;iiaya. 
F"lrbi! B ilorce :noved to iJoloit In 1963 uo rny d'.'d t^ot ■: .)ob at 
Bsrbor Coleman and wo moved to Foc^sford. ':^n rented u bl£ house 
on K^yi.olds atroet for ci ■)se to a year b'^fore m-; pa.r'.Mitr. boup-ht 
the hjuae that we presently occu-y. '..'e v/ent to Jt. ."ul i^uthexan 
Church 'ind School for the re.uainii::^'- years of grfitnm&r Hchool, and 
nf terv.'-rds to West Hip;h bcho tl where all of ua ..ids t;r-.du'i ted 
from oxuept I'aul who v/111 this year. After a few yenrs, Jarber 
Coleuir'n started to lay off a lot of people, my dad being one 
of the.n, so he 50 1 a lob at varner Brake and Clutch C:).7iLany, 
designing brakes. My brother Dan had two years of school at 
Rock Valley College and one year at Valparaiso University In 
Valparaiso Indiana. Ho is now working at a health food store 
in Berwln Illinois and he is getting married to a girl naaied 
iieslie In a few weeks. My sister Margaret la in her fifth year 
at University of Illinois majoring In the h=irp. I am in my second 
year at Rock Valley majoring In Geo logy. My mother is getting 
her high school diploma at Hall school at tho present time. 
A few years ago my dad bought some land out at Lake Summerset 



and he plans to build a house out there in the future, maybe 
not until after he retires. In the more recent years it seems 
that we don't see a whole lot of our relatives, all the cousins 
are busy growing up and moving away ani getting married and 
making their own families, but the rememberances of each other 
when we were younger will remain. 



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Grandfather (your father's side) 

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If dead, date of death June 29. 1962 

Place of birth Oaaada Date of Birth JtiIy 12. 1896 

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1st Road gaiag worker Dates 1919 1 st Walworth, Wl«> Dates 1920 

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2nd Htuathelm &. Perria*^ ^5ates "^■•'1925 2nd Harvard, 111. Dates 1920 

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Rtpublicaa ^ 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother woodatock. Ill ^ ^^^ May 1. 192(7 

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

Grandmother (your father's side) 

(Carey) 

Name Myrtle Kobiachka (j; ft Bl ' Oo) Current Residence Deceaaed 

If dead, date of death JNOVemoer dl , 1^73 



Place of birth .gha^n Wiao»»ot^ Date of birth Sept. 25, 1903 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 7 high school vocational col lege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Hoiiaewlfe Dates 1920-196 2 ut aame aa above. Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

'4th Dates '♦th Dates 



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

BlJHd Center member 

Place of marriage to your grandfather Wpodatock. 111. D^Y^ M.j U 19^0 

'^°*^- i^anatHP.»Chl^^§a£l'8?'^tl^^§ ^^gi^^A-^)^ stepmother or another relative give 



3. 

andfather (your mother's side) 

me Raymoad McCabe Current Residence Rockferd 

dead, date of death 



see of birth Harvajrd. Ill Date of birth May 8. 1904 

ucation (number of years): 

rade s choo I 8 high school " vocational college 



:upatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

1926- (after leaving home) 1924- 

t at»«mfitt»r Dates ig^p 1st Harvard, Illo Dates 1926 

1931- "T^^2E=" 

i truck driver Dates i93 i6 2nd Chica go, 111. Dates 1936 

— *^ t 6M* fflgcmianj jjjj^ — °-^ i^'ib- 

i ba» t»B^g Dates 1955 3rd Mareago, 111. Dates 1944 

sheet mot^ i§55- .1944- 



1 cahiaet asay. man Dates 1969 ^ th Chicago, 111. Dates 1972 

n.ion c.th.lic 5th Roclcford, m, °»*"^J^ 

litical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Democrat 

Staamfittara ualaa ~ Teaaatera local 705 

see of marriage to your grandmother Chicago aate j||^y 3 1930 

te: If your mother was raised by a siKp f ac fi e r o r a n othe r r e l at i ve (to ag e 18) 

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

andmother (your mother's side) 

ne Lilliaa McCabe (Streit) ^Current Residence Deceaaed 

dead, date of death May 27, 1^^ 

ace of birth LaPex, 111. ^Date of birth Dec. 21, 1908 

jca t i on ( n umber of years) 

rade school 8 high school Q vocational college 



cupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

1928- (after leaving home) 1928- 

t Houaemaid Dates 1930 Jst Rockford, 111. Dates 1930 

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d Houaewife Dates I949 2 nd Chicatgo, 111. Dates 193^ 

d Dates 3rd Marengo, 111. Dates 1944 

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11 g i on catholio 4t h Chicago. 111. Datea1g49 

1 itlcal party, clvt 1 or social clubs, sororities, etc. Democrat 



ace of marriage to your grandfather GhjcagOt HI. d ate May 8, "Df^J' 

te: If your mother was raised by a stepmotner or another relative (to age 18) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



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



k. 



lame Clifford Kobischka 



»lace of birth ELkhora. Win." 
lumber of years of schooling 
5es I dence ROCkfo rd 
lumber of chi Idren 



date March 10, 1921 
Occupatibhaaaitatloa aiatrict employee 



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Marital Status marriecT 



lame gr<d Koblachka 

'lace of birth Harvard, l-LL 
lumber of years of schooling 

;es i dence Doceaged 

lumber of chi Idren i 



date March 24. 1923 
Occupatibn. 



Marital Status married whea k illed" 



ame Bdwla Koblachka 

lace of birth iiarvard, iTT 



umber of years of school Ing 
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ZZZZZZ date July , 1925 

Occupation lagpoctor, photograph er 
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ame Arletto Moore 

lace of birth iiarvard. 111. 



umber of years of school ing_ 
es i dence Rockford 
umber of chi Idren 



date Sept. 3. 1927 



5'ccupatl 6h machimlat 
Marital Status marTTSTI 



ame Deaald Koblachka (father) 
lace of birth Rockford, 111 
umber of years of schooling 



esi dence Rockford 
umber of chi Idren 



ame Mary liou Klelndl 

lace of birth Rockford 



umber of years of school ing 
es i dence North Park, III" 
umber of chi Idren ^ 



date Dec. 25. 1929 
Occupatlbnmacniafcat 



Marital Status marriecf 



~Jate July 1, 1931 
"Cc c u pation maohlae attea d^at 



Marital Status married 



ame G-erald Koblachka 
lace of bi rth Rockford 



date June 7, 1933 
Occupat i o rt InapeQ tor 



umber of years of schooling 

esidence Chlllcothe, 111. Marital Status marrfe^' 

umber of chi Idren ? 



ame 

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lumber of years of school ing 

Residence 



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LDREN of C and D (or f.- 1 , D-l)-your mother's rijnm should appear below 



cago, JLUL. 

I)fr of y.ir s of schoo I i ruj J^ 
Ijcr of ch I 1 dren 4 



-• Lllllfca Kobiachka (mothar) 
cc of birth Chicago, 111 

aer of years of schooling Y\ 



dence H»Ckf«rd, 111 



Der of ch i Idren 



- Raymoad McCabe Jr. r^ii^.^y^ 
;e o fb I r t h Mareago . Ill " " 

)er of years of school inq 7/ 



years ot schoo ling // 

' dence Byroa. 111. 

)er of ch i 1 dren 1 



'■ J oki^ McGaba 

:e of birth Mareag». Ill, 
)er of years of schooling 



dence 



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_ Occupation machlalgt 



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MaFTtTT Status m^r-T-imd 



date j^j 12, iq'?8 



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dat( 
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dence 

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dence 

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date 



"Occupation 



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date 
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date 



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date 



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date 

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dence 

'^f of chi Idren 



date 

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r Father 



; palled Kobiachka Current Residence Roekfny>^ 

jead, date of death ' 



:e °^ ^''/^^^ T?nOJff«rfl, ^O^te of birth D»c. 2S. 1Q?Q 

;atIon (number of years) 

ide school 9 high school Q vocational Q ^college q_ 



ipation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
paparboy Dates 19^0-1942 1st Sharoa. Wl«. Dates ioA-^-iQ^^ 

plmafttter Dates 1942-1943 2nd RookfTd. 111. DAtes iQ44_p^^,^ 

factory helper Dates t945-t946 3rd ^Dates 

aachialet Dates 1946-prea. ^ th ^Dates 

'9'°" Miithadlat 

itical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Demecra'fc hut vi^-hixy f*-r 

maa aot party—- Boy'g (Hub — — -.- - ■■■■.■"*■ "~"^ 

:e of marriage to your mother /^y/^ojV TT^Cl^ . . d ate '/])•?{,'', {^ /jKo 

'.'. If you were raised by a stepfather dr another relative give that data on thcf' back 
of this page. (E-2) 

■ Mother 

_______^_________ Current Res I denc e Rockf ord 



'■ TimifcTi Kah-jantilca 

lead, date of death 



:« °f '^i'-'^\glii(;agfl, in. 03t« °f ^^'^^ Ang, 1?, 19?? — 

;atlon (number of years) 

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ipation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
■tore Ql^^rk Dates ^^t RflnkfTfl, Til DatesJ[^SQ ypye«T 

wHtt.T.i>s.a Dates jL94a=lH5D 2nd ^Dates 

fantflry wark P^tes 3rd ^Dates 

i 9 j on n^thaii^n , tTn»i»>d Methodist 

Itical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. •n«wnnr»yq-t; 



:e of marriage to your father /-j'f/^c^' /az, . ' d ate 77^?// < /'?<t> '_ 

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



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



oT birth Roek"P«-r 



r of years 
ence ROCkford 
r of""chi Idren 



of school I nq 



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ASSir.NMENT OF LITLRARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family historv, along with all literary and administrative^ 
rights/ to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
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PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER 
Ifyrtle Eobischka (Carey) 9-25-1903 — 11-21-73 

Myrtle Kobischka was bom on a dairy farm just eutslde 
of Sharon, Wisconsin. Her parents were Bert Carey and Ida 
Foot. The farm that she lived on had been homesteaded by her 
grandparents and then passed down the family. Myrtle was the 
oldest of four girls in the family. Her sisters are Birdena 
Streit, Jennie Nelson and Alta Messenger. 

As a child my grandmother went to a small country school 
in Shoron, Wis. While she was still yoving (9) her father pass- 
ed away. After this happened her family stayed on the farm 
for only one more year. All of the fanning was done by manual 
labor 80 without a man and slmce the girls were so yoxong it 
was hard to keep the farm up. In 1913 the family moved to a 
tenant house in Sharon while waiting for their own ho\ise to 
be built in Walworth V/ia. It was less than a year before the 
family was able to move into their new house. 

While living in Walworth my grandmother continued her 
schooling. Since school was not mandatory and my grandmother 
hated school, she dropped out after the seventh grade. Myrtle 
helped around the house but never had to get a job. In 1918 
Myrtle's mother remarried to Pearl LaBrec, making life a little 
iLLcer with a man around. 

The family dviring Myrtle's years at home could probably 
be considered low-middle class. Their income was sufficient 
to supply most of the essentials but rarely were 'extras' aeon. 
Being raised on a dairy farm Myrtle and her sisters had acquired 



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a taste for butter and it was readily available. However when 
thej moved off of the farm and into town it became too expen- 
sive to use butter so they had to switch to 'Oleo* despite 
their dislike for it. 

As far as religion goes, the family was raised as Meth- 
odists and occasionally attended a Methodist chvirch in Delevan 
Wis. However it was hard to get to church becatose of the dis- 
tance and the lack of transportatien. ChTirch attendance was 
Bade easier when the family pvirchased their first car, a- 1919 
Overland. 

My grandmother's family was strongly Republican because 
they were a farming family. Their Republican support was also 
bolstered becaxise Myrtle's grandfather had been a Republican 
county official, 

PATERNAL GRAliDgATHBR 
Pred Kobischka (Kopischka) 7-12-1896 — 6-29-1962 

Very little information was available on my grandfather 
before he was married. Fred was born in Toronto, Onterio Can- 
ada, and sometime while in his youth his family moved to a 
farm in Lake City, Michigan. His last name was actually Kop- 
ischka however sometime before he got married he changed it 
to Kobischka. Apparently this was never done legally because 
I feund a document indicating the sale of land that he owned 
in Mich, signed Kopischka dated 1938. Maybe he decided to 
change it when he left Mich, and had te resort back to it for 
official doc\iments in Michigan, The land he owned was 60 acres 



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of timbered land with no buildings on it. Somehow about 1919 
Fred became employed as a road constructionist with a road 
gang near Walworth, Wisconsin. This is when and where my grand— 
perents met. 

MY PATERNAL GRAMI>PARENTS LIFE TOGETHER 

After a ahort coixrtship my graadparents were married 
in Woodstock, 111. on May 1, 1920, For a short time they lived 
with my grandmother's parents. Before long though, they had 
their owa appartment in Harvard, 111. The burden of paying 
rent bocame too much. My grandmothers parents had since moved 
to a farm in Elkhorn, Wis. My grandparents then moved to this 
farm to reduce their expenses. It was on the farm in 1921 that 
they had their first child, Clifford. 

While living on this farm prohibition was in effect. 
Consequently a still was set up in the back room to satisfy 
their thirsts. Tko final product was called 'rasian maah' and 
a pot of raisaas were often let to ferment behind their old 
pot bellied stove. The women of the household were always skep- 
tical of visitors for they were afraid of being caught. This 
'raisan mash' was used for only household consvimption and was 
never sold. 

My grandparents decided to try and make it on their own 
so they left the farm and moved to Lake City, Mich, This didn't 
last long and money had to be sent just to get them back to 
the farm. Again after a short time theVwent on their own. This 
time they didn't go so far away as they rented a small house 

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in Harvard, 111. Here my grandfather was able to get a job as 
a molder ia a farm equipment manufacturer, Hunthelm and Ferris, 
While living in Harvard the family vias enlarged with the add- 
ition of three children — Fred Jr., Edwin and Arlene, 

In late 1927 my grandparents and family moved to Rock- 
ford, 111. for work. My grandfather found a Job at J. I, Case, 
another fa^m equipment manufacturing company. In late 1929 
many people were laid off from Case Go. and my grandfather was 
one of them. Here ia where big pjroblems start for the family. 
Tkre9 mor* children were bom, Donald (Father), Mary Lou suad 
Gerald all within the drought of the depression and with n^ne 
working. However in late 1933 my grandfAther was rehired by 
J.I. Case Co, 

The family sitviation grew worse in 1936 when my grand- 
mother went blind. She spent nine months in the hospital, three 
inChicago and lilz!.in Reckford, While my grandmother was in the 
hospital, her children often stayed with my grandmothers sis- 
ter and her husband - Chuck and Birdena Strelt. It Just so 
happens that Chuck Strei* is my mother's mother's brother (my 
maternal grandmother's brother). Strangely enough my mother 
lived with the Chuck Streit family the same time that my father 
did but they were both too yoting to remember. 

Here I must explain a fact about my grandfather. During 
his life he had become an alcoholic. As in most cases it is the 
family that suffers most. Most times the family wasn't tog- 
ether and the family, especially the children experienced 
great hardships. 



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Another tragedy struck the family on May 23» 1944. My 
grandparent ' s secoad oldest son, Fred Jr. was killed in action 
on Anzio Beach, Italy during WW II, After his death his pic- 
ture was placed all ever the factory of his civilian employ- 
ment (Bbaleya) with the caption saying »He gave his life, 
What have you done for your country?* Fred Sr. had also been 
working at Bbaloys of Rockford which produced airplane parts 
for the war effort. A copy of a letter will appear later in 
which Pred Jr. while in the service writes to Fred Sr. and 
refers to Ebaloys. 

Despite all •f the hardships, things look much brighter 
if we advance in time a few years. After 16 years of seperatien 
my grandparents began living together again and did so until 
my grandfather passed away in 1962. 

As far as the children go (my aunts auid uncles) mot 
enoTigh good can be said. Every one of them has broken out of 
the low living standards that wore so prevalent in their youth. 
All of them have become productive people and all have great 
families. 



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MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER 






Lillian McCabe (^WH" 12-21-1908 — 5-27-1949 

Ify grandmother was born on a farm in La Foz, 111., one 
of ten children in the family. Her parents were John Streit 
and AjEuift Hilger, la La Pox she completed the fifth grade at 
the nearest coxintry school. When she was about twelve her 
family moved to Harvard, 111. Here she continued her educa- 
tion through the eighth grade • It was in school that she met 
her future husband, however it wasn't until she was 21 that 
she got married. 

In 1928 my grandmother left home and came to Rockford 
as a live-in housemaid. After working as a housemaid for the 
Judge W.D, Knight family for two years she went te Chicago and 
married my grandfather. 

MATERNAL GRANDFATHER 
Raymond McCabe 5-8-1904 — 

My maternal grandfather was born on a farm in Harvard, 
HI* His parents were John McCabe and Margaret Brickley* As 
a youngster my grandfather enjoyed hunting and fishing on his 
parent's farm. Raymond's education consisted of grades one to 
five in a country school and six to eight in a Harvard parochial 
school. 

A disaster hit his family when the farm house was des- 
troyed by fire and also killing his oldest brother and his 
a\int. The house was rebuilt and the family remained on the 
farm until 1924. At this time the family pulled up stakes and 



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headed for Chicago. iViy grandfather however decided te artay 
with his uncle en a nearby farm. In 1926 he finally moved to 
Chicago to experience 'city* life. He fovmd a job as a steam- 
fitting apprentice. After a short apprenticeship he became a 
qioalified steamfitter. Then on May 8, 1930 my grandparents were 
married in Chicago. 

m MATERIAL GRAMDPARBNTS LIFE TOGETHER 

A short time after my grandparent's marriage my grand- 
father lost his job as a steamfitter. During the next few 
years (until 1937) my grandfather held a few odd jobs includ- 
ing truck driving and bartending. My grandparents had their 
first two children while living in Chicago, Mary and Lillian- 
(my mother). 

Both of my grandparents became strong while living in 
Chicago and they both supported F.D.R. Occasionally a large 
picttire of the President could be seen hanging in their house. 

In 1937 the family moved to Marengo, 111. in search of 
work. My grandfather got a job as an auto mechanic and stayed 
in the profession for eighteen years. In Marengo the family 
added two more members, Rajrmond Jr, and John. 

Back to Chicago the family went in late 1944. As with 
my paternal grandfather, my maternal grandfather was an al- 
coholic. The story is the same with the family being the vic- 
tim. Alcoholism among other things caused my grandparents to 
s operate* 
■ In 1947 my grandmother started having trouble with her 
health. Finally in Hay of 1949 she died of cancer leaving the 

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children without a home. For a while my mother lived with 
my grandfather but before long she was with her brothers and 
sister living in Rockford With their aunt and uncle. Chuck 
and Birdena Streit, These people should be given much credit 
for their family loyalty and their large hearts. There was 
never an end to the love given to all the people that lived 
in their house. 



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MOIHBR 
Lillian Kobischka (McCabe) 8-12-1933 — 

My mother was born in Chicago diiring the Chicago World's 
Pair of 1933» Before the age of fottr my mother went with her 
family to Maxengo, 111. While in Marengo my mother went thr- 
ough the fovirth grade. 

In 1944 her family was off again, moving back to Chicago, 
Here my mother graduated from the eighth grade at Our Lady Of 
Tke AngeJjB parochial school. She went on to Austin Public Hig^ 
School and finished her jiinior year. 

Ify mother recalled to me her vivitd rememberance of the 
headliaes declaring the end of WWII. Duriag the war my mother 
did the grocery shopping for her family and occasionally for 
neighboring families. Becatise of this she remembeDrs rationing 
stamps very well. Each item rationed had a different color 
and a variable denomination coupon in tho stamp book. 

My mother was raised as a Catholic and went to church 
every Sunday with her school class from Our Lady Of The Angela 
School. 

The holidays while my mother lived in Marengo usually 
meant a gathering at her Grandma Streit's farm in Harvard. 
However when my mother moved back to Chicago the holidays 
passed v/ithout much celebration and without her father. 

At the age of seven, my mother started working as a baby- 
sitter. As she got older she got other odd jobs including 
scrubbing the floors in a candy store. Finally she was old 
enough to work in a grocery store and was given many respon- 



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sibilities. Ske often ran the store alone, closed it at aight 
and delivered the days earnings to the store owner. In 1949 
she quit school so she covG.d work full time as a waitress to 
help pay the families bills. All of the money my mother ever 
earned was supposed to be t\irned over to her parents to help 
pay the bills. However, she usually kept up to S2 for her own 
personal use on the sly. 

My mother can never remember having any new clothes. 
They were always hand me downs from any soixrce available. She 
also recalls scavaging in the alleys of Chicago for shoes. The 
appartment ipy mother's family rented had two bedrooms. One was 
for her mother and father, the other for my mother, her sister 
and her yo\ingest brother. The other brother had to sleep on the 
couch in the small front room. 

Shortly after my grandmother died in 1949 my mother came 
to Rockford to stand up in her sisters wedding. After coming 
for the wedding she never returned to Chicago. She had 'nothing 
of value to go back toi* 

My mother got a job as a ld\borer on an assembly line in 
a local factory for the huge 8\im of 320 per hour. In the next 
few years she had several jobs from factory work to a drug 
store clerk. 

On her birthday in 1950 she became engaged to my father. 
They had met thr««gh my mother's sister. It took only three 
months before they were married. It must have been a happy 
experience because my mother said *I never lived until I got 
married ... I had nothing to leave.' 



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FATHER 
Donald Kobisclika 12- 25-29 — 

My father was born .'n Chris t;aas day in 1929, much to 
the dismoy of my grandmother;^. She always said that he Iwtd^waited 
a few hours so as not to spoil her Chris tiaas dinner. 

As a youngster, he made many moves. In good times he 
could live with his parents. Vivien things weren't so good he 
lived with anyone that had room. 

He went through the sixth grade in Rockford schools. 
During the seventh grade he lived on a farm in Sharon, Wisconsin 
amd went to school there. Back to Rockford he came for eighth 
and ninth grade. Because of his many moves he attended many 
different schools in Rockford. 

My father began peddling papers (The Green Flash) on 
the corner of Court Street and State Street when he was eleven 
years old. At thirteeji he found a better job setting up pins 
in the now nonexistant Meyers bowling alley. Finally at fiftten 
he started as a factory laborer parttime while st^ll in school. 
Then in 1946, my father qtxt school and started at Greenlee 
Bros. Go» He has been a machinist there ever siace, except 
for leave of absence for the service. 

My father was raised as a Methodist and as a youth attended 
Grace Methodist Church every Sunday. Other activities included 
attending the Boy's Club, swiimaing at city pools and going to 
the movies. Admission to the movies was eleven cents and the 
movies were in serial form with one episode each week. 

In 1950 my father married my mother and five months later 
he was drafted. During my fathers term of service he spent 
eightteen months in Korea during the war. While in Korea his 
outfit had two assignments. The first was to guard the Han river 
bridgejust outside of Seoixl, The other assignment was to guard 
an air strip just North East of Seoul. In March of 1953 my 
father was seperated from the army and in October of 1956 he 
was discharged from tlie reserves. 

It wasn't long after my father's seperation that my parents 



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started working on a family. It didn't talce long, because 
by 1957" there were three of us- my sister Brenda, my brother 
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REPORT OF SEPARATION FROM THE 
ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES 



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IJAU HMK - riKT NAM - MIDHE NAM( 

HKA DONALD RCBKRT 




2 SERVICE NUMBED 



US 5 $ 1 3 3 



,tY IMWDI O* SrWBOl I KLATtD CIVIIIAW OCCUPATION AND D T NUMBER 

Imp ^«?rffnftn L-7B.671 

AMTIOlt 



AVTKOAin FOR SEMMTION 



a«i«M« d to 

IO»n V BIRTH 



K MONTH YEAR 



II PLACE Of BIRTH (Cify and Suie) 

Rockfcord m 



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3 GRADE - RATE - RANK AND DATE 



4 COMfOMlNT AM BMNCM Ot 
OF APPOINTKNT CLASS 

3gtlT) u Hn i i ATO ISS 

i DATE OT SEPARATION 



DAY 

17. 



MONTH 

Msr. 



YEAR 
_5i 



12 DESCRIPTION 



9 PLACE Of SEPARATION 

C amp C arson Colorado 



1 TYPE Of StPARATlON 

Transfer to BIC 



RACE COLOR HAIR COLOR EYES 

M Cau Brown Brown 



HEIGHT WEIGHT 

5'8'' I 175 



SELECTIVE SERVICE NUMBER 

11 215 29 ii51 



{EW-ISTID IN OR TRANSFERRED TO A RESERVE COMPONENT 



\i SELECTIVE SERVICE LOCAL BOARD NUMBER (Cify. County State) 

#215 Rockford ( Winneba go) 111 



MONTH 

Apr 



YEAR 

_51 



COMPONENT AND BRANCH OR CLASS 

ERC ART? 



COGNIZANT DISTRICT OR AREA COMMAND 



5th ARMIAREA 



IKANS Of ENTRY OTHER THAN BY INDUCTION 

ENLISTED I I REENLISTED 



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rOATt AND PLACE Of ENTRY INTO AC TIVE SERVI CE 
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HONTH lYEAR I PLACE (City and Sra(e) 

Zl Apr I 51! Chicago III 



I [ COMMISSIONED 



I I CALLED fROM INACTIVE DUTY 



18 GRADE - RATE OR RANK AT TIME Of ENTRY 
INTO ACTIVE SERVICE 

IVt B»l 



20 HOME ADDRESS AT TIME OF ENTRY INTO ACTIVE SERVICE {St . RF D . Cily. Counly^nd Sff) 

212 S Independenc e Rockfard( Winneb ag o) 111 



STATEMENT Of SERVICE FOR PAY PURPOSES 



) SERVICE COMPLETED FOR PAY PURPOSES EXCLUDING THIS PERIOD 



Not i Lpplict ible 



!NET SERVICE COMPLETED fPR PAY PURPOSES THIS PERIOD 



I OTHER SERVICE {Act of 16 Ju 



fnded) COMPLETED fOR PAY PURPOSES 



1 TOTAL NET SERVICE COMPLETED fOR PAY PURPOSES 



11_ 





11 



16 







16 



NA 



NA 



YEAR 

NA 



AMOUNT 

NA 



26 fOREIGN AND/OR SEA SERVICE 



17 



mCORATIONS MEDALS BADGES COMMENDATIONS CITATIONS AND CAMPAIGN RIBBONS AWARDED OR AUTHORIZED 



CQREAN SERVICE MEDAL w/3 BRONZE SERVICE STARS - UNITED NATIONS SERVICE MEDAL 



IMOST SIGNIflCANT DUTY ASSIGNMENT 



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301 



(SP) BN 



{SERVICE SCHOOLS OR COLLEGES. COLLEGE TRAINING COURSES AND/OR 
■qiAP COURSES SUCCESSfULLY COMPLETE D 



NONE 



?9 WOUNDS RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF ACTION WITH ENEMY fORCES(P;«ce and dale, if known) 



NONE 




NONE 



WRNMENT INSURANCE INFORMATION (A) PetmjnenI plan premium itiusl continue to be paid when due or wilhin Jl dty, Iheretller or insurance mil lapse (B) Term msuranc* not under »rii>rr samt n(A) aton 
) Ten.i itKuram ondtr waiver - premium payment must be resumed wilhm 120 days atlei separation forward premiums on NSII to Veterans Administration District OHict liaung lurisdiction over the area itmrn in ll»m 
Fomraid pftmurm on USGLI to Veterans Administration Washington 25 C See VA Pamphlet 9 3) When paying piemiums give lull name, address. Service Number Policy Number(s) Branch ol Service dale 
xparabon Contact nearest VA ottice tor information concerrung Government Life insurance 




V3^e^^ 



m ACTIVE :ERVICE prior to 26 april 

195] 

I -r |y[S j ]n0 f JU'^KNOWN 

loWANCE INCLUD.'C IH 



33 MONTH ALLOTMENT DISCONTINUED 



Jiay_l9il. 

3URSING OFFIC'RS N* 

F H METCALF 



34 MONTH NEXT PREMIUM DUE 



120 days from iteiiyl(<6 

3' DISBURSING OFFIC'RS NAME AND SYMBOL NUMBER 



CAPT PC(215«'A99) 



REMARKS (con„n.. o ..j^q^ q. d^ mSG 38^376 |GPO-XD dtd 22 Deo 

2. Released from active military service and transferred 
o ERC for 5 years. Blood group A W orld War II Vateray^ 
Bo N o time lost under section 6(a) App 2B MCM 1951, 
vster out pay $300 1st payment $100 




HORIZED TO SIGN 



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rCRADE AITO TITLE, 

R P aH^ARD 
2d Lt ARMOR 



y A BtWtFITS PKtVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR {Spec.ly type) 
WNSATION. PENSION INSURANCE BENEFITS ETC 



CLAIM NUMBER 



DATES OF LAST CIVIIIAN EMPLOYMENT 
i I TO 

1951 



NONE 



UNITED STATES CITIZEN 



•2 MAIN CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 



Torret, Lather Opr 

RITAL STATUS « NON SERVICE EOOCAT 



«5 MARITAL STATUS 



Married 



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[43 NAME AND ADDRESS OF UST CIVILIAN EMPLOYERp.-^, -j-i-i 

Ir.rflftlftft Brothara & C o 23rd & Columbia 



ATION {Yaara auccmttfully completed) 



8 



LEGE 





DEGREE(S) 

None 



PtWAWNT ADOKSS FOR MAILING PURPOSES AFTER SEPARATION (S» , RF D . Cty. Co„nty and State) 

&)e Item #20 



MAJOR COURSE OR FIELD 

Academic 



48 SIGNATURE OF PilTSON BEING SEPARATED 



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" S O IS FINANCED THROUGH THE NATIONAL WAR FUND 








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THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS • THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICE 

THE SALVATION ARMY • THE YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS 

THE JEWISH WELFARE BOARD • THE NATIONAL TRAVELLERS AID ASSOCIATION 

U S O IS FINANCED THROUGH THE NATIONAL WAR FUND 







Sgt. Kobischka 
Rites Saturday 

Was, War Casualty on 
Anzio Beachhead 

R«buEial services lor Sgt. Fred 
T. Kobischka, 21, killed In action 
May 23, 1944, at Anzio, Italy, will be 
h^d at 2 p. ' m, Saturday in ttie 
Sharon oemeterjf, at Sharon, Wis. 
The American IiCgion vrtll conduct 
mU'itary rites. ^ 

Sergeant Kobischka, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred K. Kobischka, was. 
bom March 24, 1923, in Harvard, 
• but had spent most of his life in 
Bodtford where he had been em- 
ployed at Bbaloy Foundries. Hla 
ihbtbier resides at 212 South Inde- 
peiidencfr aVenne. 

Entering service on Aug. 9, 1943, 
he received 17 weeks basic training 
at Fort McClellah, Ala., prior to go- 
tog overseas in January, 1944. An 
Infantryman, . Sergeant Kobischka 
bad been stationed on the Anzio 
beachhead. His outfit took^ part In 
'^e drive on dstema and the cap- 
ture of that city after which he was 
rep(»i«d missing in action and later 
. reported Mlled. 

Besides the pare'nts, surviving are 
ills widow, the former Janet Peters; 
' a daughter, Patricia Ann, both of 
. Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. 
Robert Moore and Mary Lou Kob- 
ischka, both of 416 North 1st street, 
and four brothers, Clifford, Donald, 
<^^ld and Edwin, all of Rockford. 

Arrangements were completed by 
the "W. S. Salisbury funeral home at 
eharon. 



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Cities Ask Aid 
in Rate Fight 

Want Commission to 
Makfe Investigation 

Counsel for Bo^kford and. '2^ 
other Illinois cities today asiiis;! tb^ 
Illinois commerce ,^'ommlssjloB ..at 
Springfield to mftfce a coAphste fh- 
vestigation before ruling on a 16 
per ' cent rate increase ' asked ' 
Illinois Bell TelephOTe company. 



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Witneaieth: That the^aid les3oiv f or and in consideration of^(^St^;1#i^^ '^rrT _JrrT'DoUar«, 

ash in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, and o^f^he covenants and agreements hereinafter contained 
n part of lessee to be paid, kept and performed, has granted, demised, leased and let and by these presents does grant, de- 
lise, lease and let unto the said lessee for the sole and only purpose of mining and operating for oil and gas and of laying of 
ipe lines, and of building tanks, powers, stations and structures thereoj> to produce, save and take .care of ^id, products, 



ill that certain tract of land situate in the 

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years from this date, and as long 



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t is'agreed that this lease shall remain in force for a term of ^ 

liereafter as oil or gas or either of them is produced from said Umd by lessee. 

In consideration of the premises the said lessee covenants and ag^rees: 

lat. To deliver to the credit of lessor, free of cost, In the pipe line to which lessee may connect wells on said land, the eoual 
Dt-elKhth Dart of all oil produced and saved from the leased premises. 

2nd. To pay lessor one-eighth (%) of the gross proceeds each year, payable Quarterly, for the g-as from each well where sas 
nly Is found, while the same Is belne used off the premises, and \l used In the manufacture of gasoline a royalty of one-eighth 
H), payable monthly at the prevailing market rate for gas; and lessor to have eras free of cost from any such well for all stoves 
nd all Inside lights In the principal dwelling on said land during the same time, by making lessor's own connections with the well ' 
' lessor's own risk and expense. 

trd. Tq pay lessor for gas produced from any oil well and used oft the premises or In the manafaoture of gasoline or any other 
roduAt a royalty of one-eighth (H) of the proceeds, at the mouth of thejr^l. payable monthlv'lit tly^prevalllng market rate. 

If no well be commenced on said land on or before the .... ^ts /. . . .Tr.. day of . ,f,\\Tr^z2^'. Xff^.i 

Ills lease shall terminate as^o both sorties, unless the lessee shall on op^ etore th^ date jftv or Jt«nder to the lessor of to' tli* 

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STATE OF ..4*;^^?«**rf;*iaL_: i ACKNOWLEDGMENT, Applicable where lands are m 

() ' / rss. Michigan 

COUNTY OF J><^r?--?!riir£«^^. J y: 

BE IT REMEMBEREDnChat on this ...^./.Jt^.. day of ...„>fet^. A. D., \^:M.., before 

me, s^otary E^blk in anctfor said County and^ate, n^rso^glty a^eared 

u.. /^.. K... f^.. to me known to be 

the identical perso^^^described in and who executeit^ within and foregoing instrument and acknowl- 
edged to me that.,rf<^^f^. executed the same as.,,<!#0&6e<<«:..free and voluntary act and deed for the 'uses 

and purposes therein 4<et forth. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my offlejal signatureyfnd affixed my tiotarial-seal, 
the day and year first Above written.. r-t>/' /a// /k^/)/ /l/''^^/'//^^ /> 

My commission expirpa^^yr^i!^r^i^_yW...<;.../;.Z.T?r]^ ^.X^jLJuorf^^^^.l^^dtf^^^ Public 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT. ImehiHan 
COUNTY OF ~ 

I, „.5,..5,^,;pi:ji,.,„,...,5j^............... _.....,..,.. a Notary Public in and for said County and State,^ C:> a^^ 

"by^ certify ^hat :f:.;:.....!;..^™...!„.^^ ......... .....:^..::::.r::.: 

personally known to me to be the person.... whose name subscribed to the within instrument, ap- 
peared before me this day in person and acknowledged that signed, sealed and delivered the said 

instrument of writing as free and voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein set 

forth. 

WITNESS my hand and official seal this day of , A. D. 19 

My commission expires Notary Public 

P. O : 

STATE OF ..^ 

Lss. ACKNOWLEDGMENT, CORPORATION 

COUNTY OF J 

Before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, on this 

day of , 19 , personally appeared 

to me known to be the .identical person who subscribed the name of the maker thereof to the foregoing 

instrument as its .". and acknowledged to me that he executed the same 

as his free and voluntary act and deed of such corporation, for the uses and purposes therein set forth. 
Given under my hand and seal of office the day and year last above written. 

My commission expires Notary Public 

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KRAMER, KENNETH DEE, 1954- 



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

Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
i can 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 
ss to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

SURVEY **A5'c;V>V5VAAAAAA;'.-AAycAAAAy:;VAJrA;V 

^' OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name Kenneth Pi Kr-^mf^r- .Tr., * 

Date of form ., , * {\D H ) 

May 2. 1Q74 ... 

2. Your college: Roc k Valley (.0 11 ecje ■■• (ID // ) 

Rockford, ininoi's -■ 

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 

X 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. 

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

^South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) _x_East South Central(La. , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , K>fc 

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

^Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 



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

X Farming x M ining ^ S hopkeeping or small business 
^Transportation ^B i g Business ^Manufacturing 



X Professions x Industrial labor Other 



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

^Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian ^Methodist 

X B aptist Epi scopal ian Congregat i onal Lutheran 

^^uaker ^Mormon x O ther Protestant ~ O ther 

The United Church Of~ShTist 

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

^Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

^Jews y Central Europeans Italians Slavs 



Irish ^British x N ative Americans over several generations 

East Asian Other 



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

y Interviews with other Family Bibles x Family Genealogies 

f ami ly members 
Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



Photographs ^Maps Other 



FAMILY DATA 

\. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Raymond William Kramer Current Residence 317 South iValnut 

If dead, date of death Still Living Gentralia, 111. 

Place of birth Washington Co. 111. Date of Birth July 23. 1902 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 3 high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Deupty Sherriff Dates 1916 1 st All in Gentralia, 111 D ates 

2nd Cowboy And Miner Dates i9-i8--]920's 2nd except for a few ^Dates 

3rd WPA Dates 19^0's 3rd years cowboying in D ates 

^th Gentralia Street and Dates Late 1940's ktU Montana and Texas Dates 

Alley Dept Until. his -.petiri- 

„ , . . -^ ^ raent m I9a5 

Re 1 I g I on United Church Of Christ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Democrate, and Loyal Order 

Of The Moose 
To Irene Pieffer, In her home ; To ^arah Blair, Hot Known 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother ^ ,_ ., , , I Zi . date o ^oZio 
y ' ^ Tn PipffPT-, Nnf. known Tp. Blai re March «,19^0 

arouna lyciy 

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) 

3. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Irene Pieffer Current Residence Deceased ^^^____ 



If dead, date of death March 193^ 

Place of birth Not known Date of birth Not Known 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Teacher (Grade school) Dates 1928-30 1st Gentralia, 111. Dates i928-3^ 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


i.th 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

4th Dates ^ith Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Batist 



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

Place of marriage to your grandfather InHer horpe, . , Dkft ^^^^ 

'^°'^= il^anatHfl'Eh^^BatrSt^tl'll? pigi^^A-^)! s^^P-^other or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



N.inic 

I f dead, dale of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bi rth 



Date of Bi rth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

'♦th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates_ 
Dates 



lst_ 
2nd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



3rd_ 
i»th 



Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 
Place of marriage to your grandmother 



^SSU 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name Sssel Noma (Sahra) Blair 
I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth T.nnn.c.vn 1 1,.. 111. 



r * D -J -« 317 South Walnut 
Current Residence_ 

Centralia, II. 
_Date of bi rth August 28, 1911 



vocational 



col lege 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Worked in Shoe Factory Dates Dates 1st Centralia, 111. ^Date; 

2nd before marring Grandpa Dates are not 2nd Ever since -ahe left ^Dates_ 

3rd After that just a housewifeP ates Knovm 3rd home to Marry Grandpa D ates 
Religion The United Churnh Of C hrist 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Dem. Party. Loyal Oreier of 



Mo( 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Louisville, 111. 



Date March 8, ig'^O 



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andfather (your mother's side) 

ime Thn^p.. fer1 Lewis ^Current Residence (D^c^^^^d) 



ne Thnrnp.c. ferl Lewis 

dead, date of death April 17, 1960 

ace of bi rth v>,,ia.c;kT , jn - Date of birth September 1, l897 

lucation (number of years): 

irade school 8 high school vocational college 



cupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
t Woked in country story Dates ^^y 1900' S|g^. ^Dates 

,d Pnudental Insurance Dates ^930's-'f1 2 nd ^entralia, 111. Dates ^^30-^1 

•d Mc tiuay Norris Munitions Dates i9it1-'+3 3rd St. Louis, Mo. Dates 19^+1-^3 

— PTSOT -^ — ^ — : 

h War Plant. Oakridge Tenn. D ates 19^3-^3 ^ th Oak Ridge, Tenn. Dates ^9^3-^5 

Sth Shoe Salesman 19^5-60 Centralia, 111. •Tm=^ 

: r i g i on United Church Of Christ 
ilitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



ace of marriage to your grandmother Looeootee 111 ^^^^ Nov. 31. 1922 

• te: If your mother was raised by a SCepTTOIBr ^P anuinsP r«latlve (ro age 18) 

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

andmother (your mother's side) 

'me znip Map Harm- 1 ton Lewis ^Current Residence (deceased) 

dead, date of death ano-. ?1 ^on c\ 

ace of birth K-irmminHv, m. ^Date of birth March h, 1901 

lucation (number of years) 

irade school B high school i+ vocational college 1 



;cupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

■t School Teacher Dates i921-22 1st Centralia, 111. Dates 192^-^1 

>d Housewife U ^Dates 2nd ^t. Louis, Mo. Dates ''9^1-^3 

■d ^Dates 3rd OakRidge . Tenn. Dates iQi^^-itS 

iligion United Church Of Chri st '^th Centralia and Addieville,Ill. until her 
)litical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. ^^ 



lace of marriage to your grandfather uoogootee, m. d ate ^"^QV' ^'i ''^^^ 

)te: 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) 



S tepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 



Name John H. Jasper 

I f dead, date of death December 27, 1962 



Current Residence (Deceased) 



I'l.K,'- <)l lj i rl li Not Known 

I dm. it ion (tiDinlx' r of y<'i r ■, ) 
cjr.nlc '.(fiooi liicjh schocil 

Occupat ion (s) 

1st Ran a grocery store last Dates 

years or nis me. 
2nd This is all that is Knosn Dates 

3rd 

4th 



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vocot ional 



col loye 



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Centralia, 


111. 


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Re 1 i g i on 

Pol i t i ca) parties , civil or social ^clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your grandmother Edwards vi lie ill 



dateWov. d^ '1961 



Father 
D-2 5tepgrandS&**i6>f- (your mother's side) 

Name Albert Dolliet 

If dead, date of death ^"fe* 21, 1970 



Current Residence (deceased) 



Place of birt h Hot known 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Killed -vith my ^-randmoth r in car accident 
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vocat ional 



col lege 



1st 



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1st For the short time we knew hir®ates 

2nd he was mostly retired but he Dates 

was highway coramisioner 

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01 aiinton i^ounty in 111. 

f^e 1 i g i on Presbyterian ^__ 

Political party , civil or soci al cl ubs , sororities, etc. 



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2nd Centralia, 111. 
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m Addievlllfc!, Ill; 



Date 



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

Name Doris Lynn Kramer 

Pl;,ce of birth Centraiia, 111. date Nov. 12, 1930 

Number of years of schooling m Occupati6h^ TITV^ 

R^.ldence Centraiia, 111. Marital Status Haroir-SSTm^Tg- 

Number of chi Idren :^ 

Name Kenneth ^. Kramer _^_____ ,, ^ ^^ ^nn-^ 

r-m r — r' pnfr-^ life — TTTZ 37tP March 10, 1932 

Place of birth ^'^uoxaxia, xii. ^date i',, ^. . ^ 

Number of years of schooling ^^ Occupation ^''^q^nister 

Residence Belvidere, 111. Marital Status Janet Sue Lewis 

Number of chi Idren 3 

Name Darrell Lee Kramer 

Pla ce of b i rth Centraiia, ill. date ^^P^- ^^^ ^^^^ . 

Place or Dirtn ^ — ^^ ^ nrr. matlrtn ^^^ ^'^^*^ ^^^^ ^ 

Number of years of schooling '^ Occupation 

Res I dence Centraiia, 111. Mari tal^tatus ^^"^"^ Lulll.L- 

Number of chi Idren '^ 



Name 



Place of birth A *^^^^ l 

Number of years of schooJing OccupatlOrt 

Res i dence M arital Status 

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Name 



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Name 

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Name 



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Res i dence 

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. birth d ate ^ 

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Name 

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Name 

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Residence W arital Status 

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CHILDREN 



of C and D (or C- 1 , D-l)-yoijr mother's name should appear below 



Gwendoyln Faughn Lewis 

Centralia, 111, 



N.IIIK 

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Number of children 2 (Adip^^'^^ 



Occupat ion 



Sept. 9, 1924 
H6Ug swift; 



Marital Status John F. Price 



Watana Romayne Lewis 

Centralia, 111. 



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Number of years of school ing 

J"'^^"^^ Central i;,. TTT 

Number of ch i Idren 



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date 

"P^ccupat ion 



0ct. 8, 1925 
Housewife 



Marital Status^ Riechmann 



J. 



jannett Sue Lewis 

Centralia, 111. 



Name 

Place of birth v-^-- — ----- 
Number of years of school ing 
Res i dence Belvidere. ti -| 
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Name 

Place of birth 

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Residence 

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Name 

P lace of bi rth 

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Residence 

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Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of chi Tdren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

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ing 



Name 

Place of birth 

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Residence 



Number of ch i I dren 



Name 

P lace of b i rth """ " 

Number of years ot' school ing 

Residence 



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Name 

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Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



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^ date Feb. 28. 1934 

OccupatToI^ Hiiusewlfy — 
Marital Status KeniifciLli p^ Rramei* 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



____^___^ Occupat ion 
Marital Status 



date_ 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 

Ma r i t a 1 S tatus 



date 



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date 

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date_ 

)ccupat ion 



Marital Status 



t 

our Father 



411 N. Main 

ame Kenneth D. Kramer 5r. Current Residence Belvidere, 111. 

f dead, date of death 

lace of birth Centralia, 111 . ^Date of birth March 10, 1932 

ducat I on (number of years) -—_—_—————— 

grade school 8 high school 12 vocational ^college ^ 

Seminary 4 

ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

„(after leaving home) 
st U.S. AIR FORCE p3^.g^ 1952-56 1st Bilc^' Mississippi p ates same 



nd Minister Dates leSS-preseni^^d Fanner City, 111. ; q^^^^ 1956-58 

— jart\e^tOVyn, ill. 1950-59 

rd of these churches Dates 3rd Edwardsville, 111 . D ates ]'^^^~^^ 

Wellington, MO. 1963-64 

th In thes towns D ates ^th Addieville. 111. Dates 1964-74 

*''9'°" The United Churoh of Christ Belvidere, 111. 1974- 

olltical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Lions Club 



lace of marriage to your mother Biioxi, jviiss. d ate " g-u fie 13, 1953 

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 Janet Sue Lewis Kramer Current Residence Belvidere, III. 

f dead, date of death 

lace of birth Centralia, 111. Date of birth Feb. 28, 1934 

ducation (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school 12 vocational col lege 



lccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
St House Wife Dates 1st ^Dates 

n d And Church Secret aQa;tem 2nd Same as above Dates 

Ird Dates 3rd ^Dates 

leligion The United Churc h of Christ 

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

'lace of marriage to your f'athfer Ke^Siay A.JJ. BaUU BlluAJ, Mij^ te ^""''^ ^^' ^'^^^ 
lOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 
this page (F-2). 



Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth ^Date of birth J 

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

Occupation(3) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
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^th Dates '♦th Dates_ 

Rel ig ion 

Pol i ti ca"f part ies , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother D ate 

F-2 Stepmother 
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If dead, date of death 



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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd ^Dates ^2nd _Dates_ 

3 rd_^ ^Dates }> rd Dates_ 

Re 1 i gion 

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



Place of marriage to your father date 



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



Kenneth Dee Kramer Jr. 



ace of birth tiiioxi, miss, 



mber of years of schooling 
s i den ce Beleidere, 111. 
mber of ch i Idren 



TT 



Date of birth June 7,1954 



___^_^^___ Occupation Student 
Marital Status Single 



, ■ pP l fl Mao Kramor 

of birth Centralia, 111. 



(nber of years of schoolin g 
sidence Belevidere, TTT. 

nber of chi 1 dren 



Kerri Ann Kramer 



ace of birth pi-|^vin^. tII 
(nber of years of schooling 1 



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Belvidere, 111. 



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me 

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me 

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me 

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Marital Status 



Date of bi rth April, 16, 1 
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Date of birth Oct. 16, 1967 
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s i dence 



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



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FAMILY m.rroRY i'WOj:;cT 
ki:n kramI'JR may i.nt, .i97'* 

I have found doing this family hiritory mort en.joyable in loirninp; 
of my past heritage. I have been able to trace back to my great grand- 
parents on both sides. There is some talk of the Hamilton family, my 
mother's maternal side of the family, once beinr; royalty in their 
homeland of Scotland, but this cannot be proven ns fact. This is be- 
cause of the breakdovm in connections somewhere along the line. It is 
also thought, and has more validity than the story above, that my 
great, great uncle O'Dell, again on my mother's side was the mayor of 
New York at one time. This too, cannot be proven, so it will not be 
included in my paper as fact. 

I will start with my mother's side of the family, then my father's 
side and finally the recent family history of my parents and myself. 
I received all my information from my parents in interviews as it was 
the only way to get my information for there are not any other available 
living sources. 

Thomas Earl Lewis, my maternal grandfather, was born on iieptember 
1st, IS97, the son of a local grocer in Pulaski, Illinois. His father 
and mother were Albert and Sophia Lewis. We do not know what her maiden 
name was. Thomas Karl Lewis was one of eight children. His older brother, 
Albert, may still be alive in California, but no one knows for sure. 
The other children as well as Thomas Earl are all deceased. Thomas Earl 
passed this life on April 17^, I960, on an li^astor Sunday. My mother, 
Janet Sue Kramer, said she did not know very much about her father's 
family as both of her grandparents were dead when she was born, 

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and r;he can only remember one ninter of hf>r father's, nnmed FJffie, who 
they URPd to ro visit in Mound City, Illinois, i^he died in l'J'»0. Also, 
not much is knov«fn about Grandpa Lewis' early life. It is known that he 
did finish eight grades of schooling and that he never attended high 
school. Like most boys, he worked with his father in the store, and 
later on took over a part of the store by selling scales and continued 
this job until after he had been married about five years. He always 
told the story that he bought his first pair of long pants for himself. 
My mother tells me the story of how her father was the most handsome 
bachelor in the county. Many girls dreamed of marrying T.K. Lewis, but 
only one was able to grab hold of him. ohe was the prettiest girl in 
Loogootee, Illinois and also the most popular as she had been engaged 
three times. They were married on November 31, 1922. The girl he 
married was Zola Mae Hamilton, daughter of Charles and Mary Emma (nee 
O'Doll) Hamilton. She was born on ^1arch '4U', 190I in Kimmundy, Illinois. 
Her father, a carpenter, and his wife had nine children of which eight 
lived to adulthood. She grew up in a little town called Loogootee, 111. 
in a little bungalow type house which her father built. Here she went 
through grade school and high school. She also went to one year of 
college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where 
she graduated with a teaching degree in 1920. She taught only one year 
before she married my grandfather. She used to tell the story of how 
she would get up early in the morning, ride to the one room school 
house which included grades 1-8, and start the fire in the stove to 
warm up the building. Grandma was not the only one in her family to 
get a college degree. Her brother, Ray Hamilton, and the only one of 
the brothers and sisters living at this time in Haines City, Florida, 
retired, also got a college education and became a college teacher for 

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n fow yonrn until he took n job with tho we-ithnr buro.-iu at tho nirport 
in Nnnhville, Tenn. for n number of ycnrn nnd then wan trnn.-.f erred to 
the ,iirport at Springfield, Illinois until hir, retirement. 

My maternal grandmother, ^ola Mae Hamilton Lewis used to tell the 
story of how she met my grandfather, T.E. Lewis, ohe used to go to the 
silent movies and grandfather used to play in the orchestra. They would 
talk during intermission. It was said that Thomas Earl Lewis was a very 
talented muscian and what he learned he taught himself. They would say 
that he could play any instrument needed at the theatre and do an 
excellent job. He could also sing very well. I feel this is where my 
sister, Zola I'lae Kramer, named after her rtiaternal grandmother, got her 
musical talent as she can play the piano very well and can also play 
by ear. 

My maternal grandmother, Zola Mae Hamilton Lewis also liked to 
tell the story of how she became a Christian and was saved. I do not 
remember the details, but I know it took place in a barn. She was a 
Methodist. 

Zola Mae Hamilton and Thomas Earl Lewis decided to get married 
and neither one of their parents objected. Both were of the same social 
class and economic class which about that time was considered middle 
class. After their marriage, Thomas Earl Lewis worked selling scales 
as I mentioned before. Then in the late 19^0's or early 1930's they 
moved to Centralia, Illinois. There he sold Prudential Insurance until 
Vi/orld War II started in 19'*1. During this time 3 daughters were born, 
Gwendolyn Faughn Lewis on September 9» 192^+ and then Watana Komayne 
Lewis was born on October 8^, 1925 and finally, my mother, Janet Sue 
Lewis on February 25U>, 193'+. 

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In 19'«1, the Lowin fnmily moved to ot. Louin, MinROuri, where 
grandfather Lewis pot a .iob at the Mc Quay Norri- Munitions Plant 
makinf: bullets. He only worked there until in'f3 when he was hired 
by the government to work at Oak Hidpie, TennesRee at a war plr.nt there. 
He did not know at the time he was hired just what they were making 
at the plant. He only knew his .iob and what he was supposed to be 
doing. He received several awards for his suggestions in the plant 
and became foreman of his department. He was very proud of the job he 
was doing, but later found out like everybody eLse what the plant 
had produced when the bomb was droppe i on Hiroshima. His reaction 
was one of horror and shock. He could not believe anything so destruct- 
ive and terrible as to cause so much suffering and death. He was very 
upset that he had a part in it in a wny, but yet it ended the war and 
his son in law got to come home from the war and, I guess this was 
his rationalization for living with this thing that he had a part in. 
Shortly after the bomb was dropped he quit his job at Oak Ridge and the 
family moved back to Centralia, 111. where he sold shoes in Montgomery 
Ward Store for a while and then sold nuts and bolts on the road for a 
couple of years and then finally went back to selling shoes at John 
Green Store in Centralia. He was a good salesman, one of the best and 
was always getting awards for his good work, but he could never advance 
like some of the other employees in the store because of his age. He 
always felt like he was manager material and he was, but his age was 
against him at this point. My grandfather worked at John Green Store 
until his retirement in 1959. He never lived long enough to even get 
his first Social Security check. He died of euremic poisoning brought 
on by high blood pressure and a stroke. No one ever 



really felt that he fulfilled hin ronl potenti-nl in life. Ho died n 
poor mnn not even owning his own home nnd lenvinp; no security for his 
widow. 

oome information about the oldest two dauf^htors of Thomas Ivirl 
Lewis and ^^ola I-lae Hamilton Lewis are, Gwendolyn Faup;hn was the first 
of the daughters to pet a job in The Hollywood Candy Company in 
Centralia, Illinois where she worked as a secretary in the office, 
ohe was married to John F. Price, who worked as a printer at the local 
newspaper. They were only married a few months when he was drafted 
into the army and was overseas in New Guinea for 5 years during World 
War II. After the war they settled in Centralia where he continued to 
work at the paper and they adopted 2 sons, James Franklin Price and 
Edward Eugene Price. They were 3 and '+ years old when they adopted them. 
The boys are college educated and on their own now with their own 
families and John and Gwendolyn are living and working in Lewistown, 
Montana. 

Watana Homayne Lewis- Riechmann completed high school also and 
got her firstjob at the telephone conpamy as a long distant telephone 
operator. She worked there for many years and became a supervisor, 
ohe married Irvin C. Riechmann in 19^31. He was also a World War II 
veteran. They were not married until after the war, but corresponded 
and knew each other 7 yrs. before they were married. They have one 
daughter, Gaylia Louise Riechmann, who is married now also and on 
her own. 

The last daughter, my mother, Janet Sue Lewis Kramer also 

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comploted high Bchool and p;ot a .iob -it the telophone company in 
Centralia, 111. iihe only worked about 9 monthn when r.he mnrrie-i 
on June 13^, 1953 at the nge of 19 yrs. to Kenneth D. Kramer, ;'!. 
oince this is my mother, I will go into more detail on her life 
later in the paper. 

Mj Grandmother and Grandfather Lewis were married for 37 yrs. 
before my grandfather's death in I'X^O. After his death, my grand- 
mother had to go to work to support herself, ohe got a job in a 
small grocery store on one side and a woman's apparell shop on 
the other in Centralia, owned by John J. Jasper, who had lost his 
first wife from cancer, and knew my grandmother from Loogootee 
where they had both grown up. My grandmother and John's first 
wife were school girl friends. She worked at John's store for 
almost a year and they were married. However, the marriage was 
short lived for in 1962, a year and a half later, John Jasper 
died on December 27'*'. of cancer. John did not have much money as 
most of it went for the years of treatment and hospitalization 
of his first wife. She received a small settlement and the store 
and apartment over the store that they lived in during their 
marriage went to John's son. My grandmother, Zola Mae Hamilton 
Lewis Jasper then went to live in a small apartment there in 
Centralia and lived off of John's Social Security and the small 
settlement from his death. She lived there until 1966 when she 
moved to Addieville, 111. to live with us, her daughter, Janet 
Sue Lewis Kramer and son in law, Kenneth D. Kramer Sr. She lived 
with us until January 5, 1970 when she married Albert Dodillet of 
Centralia, Illinois. This marriage too was short lived. For on 

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August ?1, 1971, when Zola Mno Dodillot and nlbort Uodillet nnd Lnurn J. 
Hamilton, a f5ifiter in law of Zola Mae l-'odillots, wore killed in a head 
on collision just north of Greenville, 111. while on there way to Spring- 
field, 111. to visit Zola Mae Dodillet's brother. Hay Hamilton and to 
po to the State Fair. 

An interesting footnote to the Dodillet marriage is that Albert 
Dodillet's neice, Barbara Dodillet married l>irrell Kramer, my dad's 
brother making my mother and father a cousin by marriage to Barbara as 
well as being a sister-in-law. 

I would like to make a comment about my grandfather, Thomas Earl 
Lewis. I remember him as a man who was always the perfect gentleman. 
He was always fully dressed, suit, tie, shoes, etc. He always made sure 
his car was in perfect running condition. He always insisted in taking 
over the job of decorating the Christmas tree each year as each piece 
of tinsel and ornament had to be put on just right. He used to sit 
with me in the evening and we would peel apples and eat them together. 
He was not much of a church goer until 19'^7 when he became a faithful 
member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Centralia, 111. The 
rest of the family were already members and had been for some years. 
He became active in the church choir and served on the consistory. 
They were all great people, my Grandfather Lewis and Grandmother Lewis 
and Grandfather Jasper and Grandfather Dodillet and I miss them very 
much. They were family people in that they always cared deeply for 
their children and did what they could to help in times of need and 
were always interested and loved their grandchildren very much. 

The Kramer family also goes back many years into Germany, 
however; this is all we know about it except that my great grandfather 

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cnme to Amorica nt the npe of !?• "i-'^ n'imr> wrir, Kro'l C. Krnmer ^Ir. , born 
in Hanover, Uermnny on Dec. 1?"', i860. He crime to America nr, an orphan 
in I87B to escape the draft of the Hinmark'n new army. In I89O he 
married Louise Grieman, an American girl with a German heritage, ohe 
was born in Uoyleton, Illinois on February 13'^i 197P'. Together they had 
nine boys and two girls. One child was stillborn, one died shortly after 
birth and one twin died at the age of 5 months with brain fever. Only 
eight grew to adulthood, 6 boys and the ? girls. One of these boys was 
Raymond W. Kramer, my grandfather. But, getting back to the great 
grandparents, great grandma Kramer died on December 9^*, 1935 with 
pneumonia and great grandpa Kramer died on April ?5-i 19'+1 of hardening 
of the arteries. V/hen great grandpa Kramer came to this country he was 
a common laborer. He worked in the coal mines until he broke his back 
around the age of 50. The reason he broke his back was because a timber 
fell on it in the mines. Grandpa was a big man of about 6* *+" tall and 
really too big for the mines. While he was out of work and recovering 
from his injury he studied law, and after he was well, he ran for 
sheriff of Marion County in Southern Illinois and won. He made three 
of his sons deputies and he was in business. However, this sheriff job 
didn't last long for next time around he ran for the judgeship of 
Marion County and again he won. He held that position until his death 
at the age of 8I years old. An ironic story my grandfather, Raymond Wm. 
Kramer told me once was when he was about I8 years of age he was hauled 
into the judges chambers for disturbing the peace. He was with about k 
other young men and he told me he stood there absolutely scared to death 
when his old dad walked in. Great grandpa Kramer sent him home and said 
he would take care of him later and put the other k in jail for the 
night. When old Judge Kramer got home he did not punish his son, but 



left him with the ntronn wnrninp that if it ever hnppenned nj^nin he 
would nlRO spend the night in jail. And ntill todny around the Ccntrali-i 
and Marion County area if you talk to Rome of the older people they too 
remember old Judge Kramer and usually have a story to tell you about him. 

My grandfather, Raymond W. Kramer was born on July ?3i 190^. He is 
the only one of my original grandparents still living, however; he is 
very ill and has been in very poor health for the past three years. He 
for all purposes now is a shut-in and does not get around at all any- 
more. I don't know a whole lot about his early life except he worked 
hard and became a deputy of Clarion County . He also worked in the coal 
mines at an early age. There is an interesting story of his coal mining 
work. It seemed one afternoon he and his brother were working in an old 
mine shaft in Centralia, Illinois when his brother, Paul, who later died 
of coal miner's lung diseasem became ill and grandpa was asked to take 
hira out of the mine. Grandpa said that they were really lucky because 
they hadn't been out of the mine but about 10 seconds when it began to 
rumble and collapse. Just think, 10 seconds made the difference and 
this paper would never have been written. V^ell, after the collapse of 
the mine. Grandpa Kramer never went back to work in the mines. Instead, 
he left home to join the wild prairie as a cowboy. He cowboyed around 
the country in such places as Montana and Texas, ihen he came back to 
Centralia, Illinois he drove a truck for awhile and then went to work 
with his brothers at the Illinois Central Railroad Shops. It was during 
this time that he married Irene Pfeiffer, daughter of Joe Pieffer and Mary 
Rath Pieffer. 

There is an interesting story also behind the Joe Peiffer - Mary 
Rath marriage. It seemed that Mary Roth was from a well to do family in 



Centrnlia, Illinois nnd wore people cf h\rM culture. So when M-iry 
nnnounced that she war, Roing to mary Joe I'eiffor 'luito a ruc':ur, wan 
made. It seemed that great grandpa Joe I'icffer wir> just a poor conmon 
man, but knovm all over iSouthern Illinois for bin cigar making and 
his drinking habits. It was said Joe Pciffer made the best cigars in 
ijouthern Illinois and his name was famous for it along with one of 
his relatives being the mayor of Centralia atthe time. But, poor 
great grandpa Peifer was also known as a drunkard and this is what 
the Roth family objected to. But, against their wishes, Mary Hoth and 
Joe Peiffer were married. They had only one daughter, Irene Peiffer, 
before great grandpa Peiffer died. After his death. Grandma Peiffer 
married a man by the name of Heller and from that marriage came two 
boys, Delbert and Ray Heller, giving Irene two stepbrothers and a 
higher class of living. Irene Peiffer like my Grandma Lewis, also 
went through High School and college at i^outhern Illinois University 
at Carbondale. She taught 3rd grade at Schiller ochool in Centralis. 
She taught up until the time when she was pregnant with her first 
child. There is an interesting story connected with the Peiffer - 
Kramer marriage. It seemed that since Grandma Peiffer was now higher 
class by marrying into the Heller family she objected to her daughter 
marrying Raymond Wm. Kramer, just a common laborer, when she had done 
the same thing against her parents will. Well, as I said before, she 
taught school until she became pregnant and the first child was born 
on November 12a, I930, a daughter, named Doris Lynn Kramer and I8 
months later a boy, Kenneth D. Kramer was born on March lOti, 1932, and 
18 months later, another boy, born on September ll^?, 1933 and named 
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at the nf;e of ?7 yearn old ,^ncl fihe died of poritonitio in March of 
195'>. Today this sickness would hnve been cured with one shot of 
penicilin. 

Going back a little bit, right after their marriage Grandpa Kramer 
lost his job and was unemployed for awhile. Then after he found a labor- 
ing .iob, the Stock Market crashed and the depression was on. Grandpa 
lost his job again and as far as I know was unemployed until Roosevelt 
became President of the United States and he began to work for the 
W.P.A. He started out as a foreman and soon worked his way up into an 
administrative job. It was while he was holding down this job that his 
wife died. After hie death he went to the Baptist Church to ask the 
minister to bury her. The minister wanted 1120.00 to do it. So he didn't 
have -120.00 and he went to St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church 
in Centralia and the pastor there did it for nothing. It seemed after 
Grandma Kramer's death, Grandpa Kramer became bitter with the fhurch 
and the world and still shows his bitterness today even though his 
son, Kenneth D. Kramer has been in the ministry for over 17 years now. 

So after his wife's death. Grandpa Kramer took the three children 
and moved in with his father and mother and three brothers still at 
home. The three children were a little too much for great grandma 
Kramer and so in the fall of 193^+1 Grandpa Kramer put his three 
children in The Hoyleton, Illinois Evangelical and Reformed Children's 
Home. He wanted all three of them to stay together and not be separated 
and he could not find anyone to take care of them for him who would 
take all three during that time. So he placed them in the home and 
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children's home for 8 yearn. In I'j'tO ^rnndp-. Kr-impr remnrried to Esnel 
Nora Blair (called Sarah) of Louir.ville, IllinoiG. She wan rair.cd on a 
farm her father and mother owned. I don't know too much of her childhood 
except that when my dad met her and married her che was working at Brown's 
Shoe Factory in Flora, Illinois. Grandpa Krnmer did not take the children 
out of the children's home for a year after they were married. Then in 
19'+^ he took the children out of the home. It war, at this time that mont 
of the meat on the table was from hunting and fishing. Grandpa Kramer now 
worked for the Street and Alley Department of the City of Centralia, 111. 
and making .2P« an hour. He was also tending bar and running a pool hall 
on weekends to bring in a few extra dollars. 

The children upon return home were kept very religious because 
the only way the Children's Home would release the children was if 
Grandpa Kramer promised to send the children to Sunday School and 
confirmation. They also had certain chores around the house that they 
were to do and these chores were strictly enforce-d. Punishment usually 
resulted in a loud bawling out or a whipping, my father, Kenneth D. 
Kramer would say if they did not obey. So all three children pretty 
much stayed in line and Kenneth Kramer said he only got one spanking. 
He said there was no use to break the rules as there was nothing to 
gain from it. ^ 

When the children were taken from the home they lived in a 
small 2 room apartment and the two boys, Kenneth and Darell had cots 
out in the hall. Very shortly after they moved out of the home the 
Kramer family moved into a three room apartment in the same building. 
But still, because of crowded conditions, a little later they moved 
to a small rented house where they lived for yk yrs. It was during this 

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time in the yenr 19'+5 that Grandpa Kramer pot hin first refrif^erator and 
got rid of the old ice box. From the rented home, Grandpa Kramer bought 
his first home in 19'+6 where he still lives today. It is a small 5 room 
house on the west side of Centralia and all of his neighbors with him 
were from the same German heritage. 

Grandpa Kramer worked for the Centralia Street Department until 
1965 when he retired at the age of 63 because of poor health. 

A little more about the children. Doris Lynn Kramer never finished 
high school and went to work for the Hollywood Candy Company before she 
married Harold Sanders of Centralia. They have three children and still 
live in Centralia as Harold works for the Illinois Central Railroad Car 
Shop. 

Kenneth Dee Kramer, who I will expound more on later since he is 
my father. He did complete high school, hjfenrs in the United States Air 
Force, h years of college and h years of Seminary, =ind is now an ordained 
minister in The United Church of Christ. He married Janet Sue Lewis in 
1953 and they had three children, and are now living in Belvidere, 111. 
where Rev. Kenneth D. Kramer is serving St. John's United Church of Christ. 

Darrell Lee Kramer also quit high school a month before he was to 
graduate and joined the marines, '^ile in the Marines he got his General 
Educational Developement. Upon returning from Korea he married Barbara 
Dodillet and they have two children. He too works for the Illinois 
Central Railroad Car Shops and lives in Centralia. 
They all have a good marriage and are happy. 

The story of Kenneth Dee Kramer in some ways is a story of a boy 
who grew into a young man of great faith. For when times were rough and 
money was scarce during those college and seminary days he and his wife, 
Janet Sue Kramer did not give up. It was this faith that carried them 

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through along with a lot of hard work. He w.nr; horn on M.Tirch 10*^, 
193'*, the son of Hnymond Willinrn nrici Irene t^eiffer Kramer. He lived 
with his mother and father until hin mnth^.r died in 193'* when he 
wan put in the Hoyleton Children 'r Home for a period of 8 yrs. He 
lived there with his brother and sinter and approximately 130 other 
children until he was 10 years old. The times were poor and hard. 
Each child in the home had only 2 pairs of jeans which were changed 
once a week on Saturday when you got your weekly bath in preparation 
for Sunday. There are many, many stories that can be told about the 
children in the Children's Home, but they are too numerous to men- 
tion. He did go to the Hoyleton Public Grade School for grades 1 - 
5. When they moved back to Centra lia when his father, Raymond Wm. 
Kramer re-married, he continued his education at Central and Shiller 
Grade Schools. He attended Centralia Hif^h School all four years and 
this is also when he started working' outside the home. At age 13 he 
worked for k years at the bowling alley setting pins and also worked 
at the local country club for k summers as a golf caddy. Once he 
caddied in a foursome with Sam Sneed. At age l6 he began to work 
part time at Mother's Bakery in Centralia and at age 17 went to work 
full time for the bakery and joined the union there. He made $1.60 
an hour while working there. He worked there for 3 years while he 
finished high schodl and also 2 years of Centralia Junior College. 
It was during this time that he got to know Janet Sue Lewis a little 
better than just seeing her in the halls at school. After graduation 
from the Junior College, he had received his teacher certificate, 
however; no one would hire him because the Korean conflict was heavy 
and Kenneth's draft status was lA. To avoid going into the Army, 

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Kenneth enlifited in The United iitnten Air Korcc in 193''''. After b-inic 
training at Lnckland Air f'orce Bane, he war; transferred to Kee.nler 
Air Force Base in Biloxi, Missippi for electronics training in repair- 
ing radar sets When it came time for graduation from the school, everyone 
in Kenneth's class was sent to Korea except him, and he was retained at 
Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi as an electronic instructor, 
teaching men what he had .iust learned. In the summer of 1953 Janet Su? 
Lewis went to Biloxi, Mississippi and Janet and Kenneth were married on 
June 13«^ at the Base Chapel. In 195'+ » on June 7"S I was born at the Ease 
Hospital. He did not re-enlist and was honorably discharged in 1956 as 
a staff sargeant. In the fall of 1956, Kenneth Kramer enrolled at the 
University of Illinois and the family moved to Champaign, Illinois. It 
was at this time that my dad decided to enter the Christian ministry. 
About 6 months later he was asked to move to Farmer City, Illinois 
to pastor a small Congregational Church there. He did so and in 1958 
after graduation from the University of Illinois, we moved to Jamestown, 
Illinois while dad pastored a small church there and started school at 
Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri. He pastored the 
bhurch at Jamestown for l8 months and during this time, my sister, 
2iola Mae Kramer was born on April 16'*', 1959. When Zola was a year old 
we moved again to a new position, pastoring a little larger church at 
Edwardsville, Illinois. Kenneth pastored this church for 'yh yrs. During 
that time he graduated from Eden Theological Seminary and was ordained 
as a pastor in The United Church of Christ. In the summer of I963, 
Kenneth took a church at Wellington, Missouri, but only stayed 1*+ 
months when he took a church in Addieville, Illinois in the fall of 
196*+. Here at Addieville, my father and mother adopted my youngest 

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nintor, Korri Ann Krnmer, born UctoV)rr irji^", l')67. -Vo f^ot hor whon nhe 
was eleven dayn old. After n nucce.-.;- ful minir.try at Aci'lievi]le for a 
period of 9 years. Dad decided to take another challonp;e anc) on June 
1st, 1973» Hev. Kenneth D. Kramer took the pastorate of St. John's 
United Church of Christ in Belvidere, Illinois and is presently serving 
this congregation. 

Rev. Kenneth Kramer is a very good minister and though my opinion 
may be biased, I feel he shows competence in different aspects of the 
field. He can work well with young people one minute and the next 
talk to old people and make them feel wanted and important. Every 
church has been sorry to see him go everytime he decides to seek a 
new challenge. It seems he has a real talent for healing run down or 
broken congregations and many funeral directors say he is one of the 
best ministers they ever saw when it comes to ministering to the 
bereaved. He has a special talent for preparing funeral sermons to 
fit each individual. 

Janet Sue Lewis Kramer, third child of Thomas Earl and Zola Mae 
Lewis was born on February 25^, 193'^ and lived most of her life 
growing up in Centralia, Illinois except for the few years spent 
in St. Louis, Missouri and Oak Ridge, Tennessee during the Second 
World War. She grew up iii a lower middle income family who never 
starved, but never were able to put any money away either. It was 
during the early years of her. childhood in Centralia, Illinois that 
the oil boom sprang up in Centralia and today there are just a few 
operating. Most all of them have gone dry. Janet's education began 
at Central Grade School in Centralia for her first two years. After 
moving to St. Louis she attended third grade at Meramec Grade School 
and when she moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn. she attended the h^ and 5«i 

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grades nt Pine Valley Grade School. After the war wlien her family 
returned to Centralis, .she attended the C>*^ (^rade at Irving Grade .jchool 
and ironically finished the 7^'' and 8'*' grades back where she started at 
Central Grade School. After grade school she attended Centralis High 
School where she was an honor student. Janet reports that she never 
got to attend the basketball or baseball games or any outside activities 
at school because her parents would not let her out after dark to be on 
the streets. She was allowed to go to the Youth Fellowship Meetings at 
the church and the choir practices at St. Peter's United Church of 
Christ in Centralia. The only other outing she would have would be a 
Saturday or Sunday matinee at the movie house in Centralia until she 
started dating Kenneth FCramer. Janet commented that she was given a 
small allowance by her older sister. She said she did not always have 
as many nice clothes as she wanted, but there was always plenty of 
food on the table. Often through the years the family would have a 
nice big vegetable garden and her mother would can. 

Janet also remembered during the war of all the rationing of food 
and gas. She talked about having to stand in line with her mother and 
sisters for nylons and soap powder. She also remembers the family 
saving their rationing stamps so the could take a trip to Pennslyvania 
to see her mother's sister. She remembei^s they had to drive 35 miles an 
hour all the way there and back from Oak Hidge, Tenn. as the rubber tires 
were scarce during the World War II. She remembers that hamburger was not 
to be had during the war and when it first came back on the market again, 
a rich neighbor got some and they all ran to the window as to smell it 
was a special treat. Janet said she always lived in a large enough house 
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conditions wore nlwnyr; fnirly F;ootl. oho hnd a dronm of Roinp; to collcp;e 
and becoming n teacher, but she could not do so as the family was too 
poor to even consider such an idea. So .after hiph school she pot a job 
at the telephone company as a long distant telephone operator until 
almost nine months later she went to Biloxi, Mississippi to Keesler 
Air Force Base to marry Kenneth D. Kramer, ^he said she dated Kenneth 
during thexsummer, 5 monthis before he went into the air force. He came 
home for a Cftpistmas leave of two weeks, but outside of that that was the 
only time they had together until she went down in June of the next year 
to marry Kenneth after corresponding faithfully during the time they 
were apart. ■She said Kenneth was too poor to have a car and they had to 
walk everywhere they went, but who cares when you are in love. After 
marriage to Kenneth she became a housewife and when Kenneth started 
school again she was his main typist. For the past 17 years Janet has 
been housewife, mother to three children and secretary to all the 
churches that Kenneth has served. However, St. John's U.C.C. Bolvidere, 
is the first church to pay for her services as church secretary. For 
the almost 20 years I have lived with my mother, Janet Kramer, I have 
found her to be a good wife and an excellent mother. And although she 
doesn't think she makes a very good pastor's wife, she really does and 
she looks very good and doesn't look as old as she really is. All in all 
it is nice to have her around. She didn't know may father was going to 
go into the ministry when she married him. He didn't decide on that until 
they had been married for two years. She said if she had known she 
probably wouldn't have married him and it would have been too bad, but 
she said she didn't feel as if she fit the image of a good pastor's wife. 
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in Biloxi, Minsissippi on June '/"'» 1')'''*. AT thouf;ti I nm very hir. now, 
standing nt six foot six nnd weif^hinp; PP'i poundn, I wan the r.mil ler.t 
of the 3 babies born in our fnmily. Jokinf^ly, I nr.kod my grnndfi ther, 
liiymond Wm. Kramer, if I war, the tallent Kramer on record and his 
reply was, "Dammit boy, you are also the bipp;est." I was born with 
one small handicap which I have now almost entirely overcome. I was 
born with a harelip and cleft palate, but after seven operations 
many people now tell me its not even noticeable. The biggest problem 
I have now is with my teeth which will be fixed this year. I also 
have a small speech problem which I am practicing to solve now. Many 
doctors have told me I have come a long way for the predicament I 
was in, and one doctor told my mother when I was little that I would 
never be able to talk plainly, but she took me to speech clinics all 
the while I was growing up and I have almost entirely overcome my 
problem. I also hope my new false teeth will help to correct the 
matter. My education began in Edwardsville, 111 in one of the last 
of the one room school houses in America, I think. However, they 
bused me to a larger school in Glen Carbon, 111. for my second and 
third grades. I went to hva grade at IVashington Grade School in 
Wellington, Missouri before returning back to Illinois in 196^. I 
completed my grade school education in Addieville Grade School, 5-- - 
8«!. My graduating class from this small town in Addieville had 13 
people in it and we were the largest class to graduate from Addieville 
in almost 100 years. This number was soon broken however, for only 5 
years later, my sister graduated from Addieville Grade School with a 
grand total of l6 in her class, I completed my High School Education 
at Okawville, 111. at Okawville Community High School about 5 miles 

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from Addieville. The mo.nt memorable evfntn of my Hip;h ochool H-iyn 
was the year the Okawvillc Rockets (basketball tram) p;ot to p;o to 
otate and also my graduation nip;ht. 

In 1970 the small school of Okawville played basketball like 
it has never played before. We had a seven foot senior alonp; with 
two 6' 6" f ©rewards and two of the quickest (guards in the state. If 
you can imagine the excitement when a small school went to the state 
finals for the first time in its history and this was before the class 
division titles separating the small schools from the larger ones. It 
was, in fact, Okawville, who helped make the decision to separate into 
two divisions, because such a small school of 250 students could just 
not beat all the Chicago Schools with thousands of students from which 
to pick their star players. Then their was a big celebration when 
the team returned home. It was really excitingi There was a special 
Rocket Day in which our seven foot center received a 10 minute stand- 
ing ovation. These times I will always remember. 

The other time I remember was the night I graduated from Okawville 
High School. It seemed that my favorite teacher, Mr. Miller, with whom 
I had History Glasses for k years gave me the History Award for being 
the best History Student in my class for the '+ years. There were only 
62 in my graduating class and although it was small and the small 
school did not offer us the best education, I believe it was good. We 
were a small class who was very close knit and we had another joyous 
time together when our whole class went to Washington D.C. together as 
a class trip during the Easter Vacation time in our Senior year. All 
my life I have always had good living conditions, although most of my 
life I lived in church parsonages. I have never known hunger or poverty. 

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I enpecinlly remember the time I le.-irnerl how to drive and my 
parents boupht me an old car to drive to .school and around. I am 
still driving that car to this day which n.-iyn I have taken Rood 
care of it. 

I really feel life has picked up for me the last two years. 
I have really enjoyed my two years of college. I f^uess my bifij-iest 
hurt or disappointment in life was when my maternal grandmother, iiola 
Mae Dodillet was killed in a head on collision. I found this very hard 
to accept. I am thankful that I had such a good grandmother who was 
mostly responsible for my having the confidence I have in myself today. 

My plans for the future are: I will finish my last two years of 
college in DeKalb, Illinois at Northern Illinois University and then on 
to Eden Theological Seminary in V^ebster Groves, Missouri. I guess the 
environment I have lived in has had a great influence on me, because I 
want to be a minister like my father, Kenneth Dee Kramer Sr. 

This takes my family history up to date. It is nice to know where 
one originates from and this paper has added greatly to my knowledge, 
not only of my past family, but a better understanding of History too. 
A lot of things have happenned since the time when Grandma rode to 
school in horseback until today when I drive to school in my car. 
A lot of great History full of assasinations of great leaders and 
great advances made in science, space and military technology. A 
great period full of history, memories and time. 



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andc acuwter (your mother's side) 

dead, date of <Jeath /lhij r(? J^ 

^« °f birth li:.^,n \T..\n.nrl SiOe-d<!:>^ Date of birth fk)r< I ^V, /^^Q 

ucatlon (number -of years; 

rade school ^ high school vocational college 

cupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

/^.^/i ^^ (after leaving home) ^, _ 

t f^rrYlCr oM Ku.rrk>- D ates /g^9V-'/W st Ghinr.ooVX// D ate5 /?60-/fC^ 

d A<i-^fcnd&r Dates ROD- m5'2 n d f^cxv jL^I^^ X// ■ D ate //Qr- i%n 

d U-afffc/- irriPlcTe/- Petes Rc)S"~/?^-/'-;^ rd ^Dates 

iigion /-^i flic ran 

lltlcal party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. /jbrfi^ 0(lR:<"OC" 

ace of marriage to your grandfathe r' ' KcCllQ'tf^rr'i'cV ' '.T) i" ' ^ ' d ate . ,^ci/9 /c/.7VmY 

te: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r«l»tiu» ffn -j- 1?) 
,!v: t^;^: Jala vni i.nB oacK or tnis page (D-2) 



C- I Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

N.jine ^___^___^__^______^____«^_«^__ Current Residence 

I f f)(.-,id. (laif of death 

I'll. < ..I l)i I th _____«_ '^''^^' "' '•' ' "' 

I iliK .il i "111 (iMiiiil)«'r of yen •.) 
i|i.i(lf .(liool liiyli school vocalionol ^col lrt|«'_ 



()Lcup,.lion(«.) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



Isl 



Dates Ist Dates 



Pnd^ ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

l^tU ^Dates iJth ^Dates_ 

Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d at6 

D-? Stepcjr.indmother (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 



1 f dead, dfjto of death 
CKicf, of bi rlh 


Date of 


birth 








Education (number oT years) 
grade school high school 


vocational 




col lege_ 

OF RESIDI 
leaving 






Occijpat ion(s) 

Ist Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


ENCE 
home) 


Dates 


2nd Dates 


2nd 








Dates 


3rd Dates 

Re 1 i y 1 on 


3rd 
sororities, etc. 








Dates_ 


Political party, civil or social clubs, 
















Place of marriage to your grandfather 








Date 





CH'.kPHEN of A & B ^or A- 1 or B- Ij ' your fsthar's name should appear below 

IC 



r of years of school hfiq ^ /Q 

M ^^a 



Name 
Place 

Number of y 
Residence 
Number of~c 



data 1909 

Occupatlbrt C(}cy> nta nf'^^^ />:^/7 



Marltal Statu! nOarr 



r of vearTof achqolin q ■" /O 

ence ^(t //<>rd,:L//. M ar 



Name 
Place 
Numbe 
Reside 
Number of c 



7" "d ate ^f /-^ 

Occupati6rt ;^b^^ea^//e 
itai Status^ nnarric-.a 



7^ 



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Pl.r. of ^\rX.i^''-JKfTQYCJ,'^ 
Number of years of^jcnooil 



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Numbe 



— date /Va,cA /^ n/3 
' school Irt o' ~/:3 Occupation /TJ^ah. ,7/,^/ 

— ^Mi«Mi /f ■■■ ■ ■■ -■ iii u ii w i g i nn ii 




•date ^'^^^^ :- 

ccupat 1 6rt .S'/^r-:// /^/^ 



"^tat Status POo,^rj<^f 



Name 
Place 



. .„ ^.^Jf A^fr/rc 

Number of years of^schooling^ 
Res I 

Numbe I 



data 



i dence eqa t^SHT^ . X/T 
)er of chl Idrdrt O 




rtfcal Status /Var/^iWp. 



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rear* of s 
Residence Kpo/C fd 
Number of children ^ 



•~gccupatl6n //^x^.sr lO.tC. 



TlirTuT Statu* ■ I/, i)nrOc~(f 



Name 

Place of birth ^ _ ,, 

Number of yearsHor school I ng^ 

Res I denc e 

Number of children 



date 



OecupStTSrt 

HarVtal Status ' 



Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of school! ng_ 

Res I den c e 

Number of chl Idren 



dat e 
^ccupatTdTT 



Harltal Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schoo!irtg_ 

Res i denc e 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence .... 
Number of CMIIUrull 



Ncrltel Status 



'OccupatToJT 



weritai status 



date 
"SccupatTSn" 



CMILDKLN '<( f. and D (or (.-I, U-l)-your mother's runie sliould apptvir be lew 

'•' ^^^^^'Ll^JijEjkikJ ^ ''■■^-- ./9p? ^ _ 

" I"' "I /'•■■u. of !.clK).,l?ru) Z;:^ Occupation^,/^^^^^^ qoe'/t^rry 

'"••■ i -I'-M- /fr^<y /->?:■/>/ /r;y^ Marital status iVu,r,e(f ^ 

NiMiii.ft oi (lit Idren •" / 

'^ J?AoK^ ^9 9^^'^ 

I'l....- ..r i.i r it; ^v 



date /V// 



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Niiini.rr nl y.-,ii<, of Schoolin g ; ;'-^ Occupation f^Vo/^ iQ^ 

i<r..i.k.n<.e ^-^cyr^^.K/ ,r//.- Hantal status Sr^y^. 

Number f.f r.h I Idren V"^ (^C^Q^tdj 

Number of years of schoolin g >^;:2 Occupat iOn '-^/£i2<SC' C<,'/ /^ 

««•> i ''ence ,< ^,:^ ^^ /t7 X// MarTt^rStatus ,)h/V^/C0 

Number of rji i Idren ;:~i 

P • '-■'^-^\^'^'r^^~^^i/,^^^^// date 7^/9' 

Nuiiibei of yeors of scnooling Occupation f/n/z'^is'U.'/r^- 

Re-.idenc.e fa <? /< ^^/ ^^/Z , • 

Number of en i Idren f^ 



Marital Status 



Nrinie- 

PI;ico of hi rth " date__^ 

Number of yeors of schooling Occupation 

Kes i Hence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren 



6. N»iriir 

PI. ice of birth date 

Number r)f years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of ch i Tdren 



7. Name 

P I ace of birth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital StatuT 

Number of chi 1 dren "^ 

8. Name 

P I ace of b i rth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital' Status [ 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



9. Name ___^ 

P lace of bi rth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

"^^'^g"^g Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren """"" 



10. Name_^ 

Place of bi rth ———___ ^^^^ 

Number of years o^ schooling Occ'upat iOn" 

^"'^«"" MaTlTal Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 



r Father 



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<Ji^ph SJQn/c-^ /^^rOLnG^^ut Current Res I denco ///9 - ^^ J/;^ 
ad. date of death -^ ^ K^^TT-O/^'/jT/- 

" f ""Y^ R}<^KfqOrl. ri/i ^o«f of btrth /)7nr(?h n /Q A3 

cation (number ofyears) ^ ' ' 

ade school 1^ ^ f^ high school -^ vocational c ollege 



Ljpatlon(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

/-) (after leaving home) ^ 

t<irm&r Dates /^o^v^:^;? 1s t eoolf-orcl.l/r. D ate, /9y5^-.^y 

-TnrJu.^tr/al lohnr Dates /933 -/^CL^^ 2n d ^DAtes 

fijrT<zndtr Dates /99^-/isE Irt ^Dates 

'^ndu^Mal /j)or/:c D ates ^^th^ D ates 

Itical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ^jOet7j^O (^/^/e 



ce of marriage to your nwther ^/g^y/f A^/^, ■^////;>^^.<r / ' datey^/7 ^.^fT" 
E: If you were raised by a stepfather or another reTative give tnat data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 

r Mother 



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j-^j^ 



« o' blrth^ D.t« Of birth ^^/^y/^ 30 /9 /V 

cation (number ofy ear si / ^ 

ade school f high school ^ vocational c ollege 



upation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ ^ (after leaving home) ^ 

POO'd Dates /^.^i?-/9J/ lst /g^/C/S/^ . ^// D ates /^Jj?-/^/^ 

7>?6/<^ ^j-r/o/u^or/thr 0ates /9:39 -/9J^ 2n6 Dates 



ffOHSt:Ldift D ates /^J^~ /y9^ 3rd ^Dates 

Itical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etCa vjCr/7Pri(7/z^7^ 

ce of marriage to your fathe r A^n'^/t:fX)/i:7j'Z^//. ' ' d ate ^^;;fe^"7 A^S'X^ 

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



E-l Stepfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

Education (number of years} 
grade s choo I h i gh school vocational college 



Occupatlonis) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd D ates 

3rd D ates 3 rd D ates 

Ath Dates 'tth Dates 



Re I Iglon 

PolitlcaT par^tTei", d'lVI I 6P Sfl^lSI clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother D at« 

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 honne) 

1st Dates 1st D ates 

2nd D ates 2 nd Dates 

3rd D ates 3 rd Dates 

Re 1 i g I on 

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



Place of marriage to your father date 



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

^ DaTe of birth /7/a/ah JS~ //^'(^ 

Occupation 5 fi^cy^Y^ 



;r of years^of schooling /3 



sme 

lace 

imber of years^of schooling ' /^ 

.sidence /^g^rVr^r T/L 

jmber of ch i idren (^ 



"HI 



rital Status ^i/7<4/& 



ime 

ace of bl rth 

imber of years of schooling 
!S idence 



imber of chl Idren 



ime 

ace of bi rth 

imber of years of Schooling 

IS i dence 



imber of chl Idren 



ime 

ace of bl rth 

imber of years of schooling 

!S idence 



mber of chl Idren 



inie 

ace of bi rtVi 



imber of years of schooling 
!b i dence 



imber of chlldrftrt 



ime 

lace of bl rth 

imber of years of school Ing 

!S i dence 



imber of chl Idren 



ime 

ace of birth 

imber of years of schooling 

!S i dence 

imber of chl Idren 



ime 

ace of bi rth 

imber of years of schooling 

!S i dence 



imber of chi Idrert 



bate of birth 



OccupatiOf^ 

Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 



Marital Status 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



Date of birth 

Occupation 



bate of birth 



Occupation 

Marital' Status 



PiTte of blrth__ 

• ' Occupation 

Marital Status 



Date of birth 

Occupation 



"Rarltal Status 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



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

1 hcrohy donate this family history, along with all literary and adiiiinistr<itivc 
mjhls/to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
Rocicford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 




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SOURCES 

1. Margaret Krav/czyk 

2. Joseph Krav/czyk 

3. Anna Krawczyk 
^. Julie Howard 

5« Lillian Bergvall 

6. Edith [viiller 

7. Bernard Krav/czyk 

Each of these people contributed infonnaticn , either 
through conversation or photographs. 



PREFACE 

' This paper presents r.y family history. It includes the 
lives of n^y maternal grandparents, my paternal grandparents, 
my rrother, ^nd m.y father. At the writing of this paper, only 
my grandmother Krawczyk is alivo.- Everythin-:-- in this paper 
is based on stories my relatives have told me. '/ithout' 
them, this paper would be impossible. I would like ^ to thank 
miy mother IViar-^e Krawczyk, m.y father Joseph Kravczyk, my grand- 
mother Anna Krawczyk, my aunt Julie ^oward, who interpreted the 
conversations between my grandmother and I; and my aunt Lillian 
Bers^vall, who furnished the Nygren family pictures. V/ith their 
co-operation, I have found out as much as I possible can. 



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c-o^' ; 1 .-, • . -r, T ■ n i-T. ] i -T ni;r, ■■, tiiPrir ■ . Friends and 

np-i rj;'' boTF' t-v^ did n'"' ■■ ■" c^-^r- , o^'ner d'lriri.": the ■'■f^'^K, '.'ou].:1 
"iqif. tot^ol hf^'r . The ohi.l'''"Pn "Tnlr* nlro "d; 1o"eth^r and 7I3" 
n-'''tor f'^e '--^rTon. P'lr.+ i--', •'f'.'-'r ;, corf J rmr. tion'^ , ''»";"'' T'^'ernls 
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1- '^f^^■r for r ■^ri f irniq t..i. on • Ever."^' .^'T "H^' J-^^nr ^e 
'I- I c'Vi'iroV v/^th her pareritr-: ' ~r 

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Ivirvrer i^^'ariM nwr-'^r' ■ ' ■ ' •ri'""' ird'r''' •t^'^t. .~v='''er'-il ne^ ■i-'bo'^p 

h^d .''^■' '■ ' ' ■lo Ih'iite^ otaten. 'I'hey Irept, wriijn"" to h^^r, t-";] ] ir-:" 

her h'V' > - :" . ','•'■ ' ' ''■■ , //hen "he wgp n'nteer, , "^he 

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■ '■■ ^ •■'lod vit'- - '-— , I'l ;; .1'^' - ■ ■ ■ ' - . 

'■ ' ' ' 1",f3r, hfj v.'as a tr''ppnr \'rii hur. Lcr, li'- '//".t' ■ict'-"' ' "■ ' ■ 

njf 1 >)■>- 'in himi'inr ap^ tr^npir.r around .'y-',io. TViin tr^^it 
A,T,o p'^ccjed down Ic ':is ^-ons, His sons helf'^'i hitr. vvor"' hi:"-* Innr: 
,-i.r-ir -^ ' ''^ -• ■ .■ > ov- ---i hrt] ned hi'" tv p mid hunt d."i".in''' the v/inter. 

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jpip^ +0 rhut" ' " '" ": wee'-'ly e^■ent. I'-iu] Johanf^on too'T 
'-■'■ ' • ' ' T;.rt]-'-nn "hnrch "I'lstaf ("nrlsonwcnt tc . 

Therp porn , ' ' ^ '>^f;i«i rysc^'. othf^r. Thf^y ol'ter. went 

"to Mto '■■ '"oc'"'" ■ ' "■'■■■. TViP'.r '^h^ldren d. ttonded the sarne 

^c'^rol. Prrm^-': Vn^-, • ' ' •? froi'i <;chonl , ^o 'viipq ever t'jey attennei 
the F.riTwe "■" ' ' '• , 'e v/om "■ d r^r"'"'.r' to '■■er, 

M'.R ed'ion ti ^n w " ' ' I'lr ' " -r", ilcwever, An''-" e'ld of 
lon^-nir - ■ -e^d] f--'.vor'r' , he learnei] "i lit'Le ^boul'. c^.rper- 

Uo pp •'•-,•■;- --fi Tiore o.f a hunter nnd trT.rper 
-^ r '^^ 1 i •"■ i r: u r-' trn;n"n,": v;?f-" I', he r-.-^nie r^- Jem i : 

■ !-■ , . -s ■ ' i-]ip ^■atne t j f 10 . 

, frnn' went h i r; •.■/■ly while Jennie '.vert 
r ^ • t- •- ,-■ '"q,- -t ; -,-hr cr ■ -^ '■ fir';. orp. in 

■ ■ ^ ■ •" ■ ■ ■ t'd States ur,/ed hh' ' - '-■ '" c . 

' ■? T,'":ney Vie hnd .-'fn'od, r :'"' 
- -p.-;tnj-: 'n Chicn'To, Ho. nt-^-yed *--^-^r ■ " ' ■ ■. _- 

;■ :• ,Ti-;ni ov'- --'- -^ , For iiive ye^:-'-!,! 'f^e wor'-'c " ■■ 

mcer nt • T,.,,pr.^ ""rc-i'ced in downton C'li.c ■ .. ^ -r:- 



terin~" ^nd ■^■^r 
tban a'lV"*'' 'r~ pIfo, 

A rt^'r rnn "^i r 
her'"". - ■-" ^ ' , 

n.ro u- ■ . ^ ' ., . • 

He le i" I 



'r.if5 brothers li'= 
^■':nci thnt thP'r 

+, ••; p Pri ■ 



■eel Uioir' n'?niR'-;, Ho wr^nted everyone to 

"■ - ^ I ! R(l , HO llR f'l I . ' ' ' ' ■ . A I; 

irr., he left Ch.icap:o and c ' Roc!;forn. no 



ro,ip-c] --inployrfient with Hess anri Hopkinc Leather Coi/'pany. Tney 
'in^le hfjrna:"p;e"? and f?;?dri2PG. In 1'^06, Frank bee ■ ■ ■' " ' '":d 
citizen. ('"ee m^e P.) 'nrin" th?^t tj-'e, he f'.Hinci Om L Lf.a' 
Jnnnip 'vnp in Rrr-vrord, 'Ac. dntnd hp^'-. On January 1.?, 1'108 t-.hoy 




CPU NX V Ob" WINNKRAO O. 
/n the Matter of the ISaturall/otlon of '^ .^77^ty/^)y ( i^fyi^^-v\ 

Be It Remembered, '\'\m\ millir '-^ '^ '''^ t\i\\ i\\ ^/^'a/<^ In tlir. yi>ar oI diir Lord 

Nliicleoii lijiiKirfii i/ii^^'A^ y- lit'iNiiiiiiUy inipi>ai'i(llK'lore tlie llmiorable 

l/lyliJ^'Ufu' Aj^liOt/ IPit'hldliiK .liidKiMif IlioCdiintyOourt nf tlio County of 

Winnt'liiinoiiiid Slate al'inr.said (lli.'s;uiii hi'iiiKa ( '<iiiit of Ili'Cdtd, nf the Staiudl Illinois, havlnjfund I'Xt'rilsint'cipniinon 

law Jill Isdld Ion, a Soal and iLiJ«'ik,aiic| sillliu,' judicially Icii llii^ dhjialcli (if liuslni'ssal llie Court lloiisi' In Dockford, In 

the County iil'ori'said,; ^ ^/it-^i t^/yrf<V»t. an alien liorn, f roe male pprson, above t lie age 

of iwenty-one years, and Hied Ids I'eiiliitn to t lit said ('oiirt, vnrllleil by Ills ailldavit praylnh! tu be cidinltted to beronie a 
iialiirall/.e(| clll/.i'ii of the Ciilted Stales of Aiiieriea, lUirsiianl to the several Aetsof Conjfiess heretofore passed on that 
i>iil)Je(t,iiiidf,siHclallvasset foiili inTitle:U), of the Uevlsed Statiitesoftlio United States, approved .liine:.'2d, 1874, and In 
an Act entitled 'An Ai-t to regulate ilie iininit,'ratloii of aliens Into the United States,'" approved Mareli 3, A. U. l«t»3. 

And the said alien appi leant iiaviiiM: produred to tlieC^oiirt record test iinonyKliowing that he lias heretofore reported 
himself and llU'd his Jleclaration of Inlention to become a citizen of the United States accordinR to the provisions of 
the several acts of Ciaitiress In that behalf, and It belnn made 3o ij^pear Ui^Uc siitlstaetlon of tiie Court, as well from 



C4III 



^ g ^^ ?^iS S^& !Ll^ l i^1l CM ^ilS ^ji^ ^ ^^ n<>ll^)l^^^a^^^ 




-.^f^.'^.-i^.VS ^__ 



• NM 1 :■ N ■ ■' .R '.N : ..lAT : rtN A 1. Q •/. Arl i-ARKl'l'l'..; ; 



In l''0'j, Prnn'^ ''nunrl thot. Jon iiip" vinp. liv'.n • in Rock '.'or d , 
He -a'^if; h-n ' p ■■ th? I", h"' I'nvmrl someone fror.i his ho);ioto"n in Sv.'fHien. Hf 
Tpciot^-rt tViat It- r^»i^ I'ler. H' fre n,ip-.t, ]_'.' v] '"■ i 1p>'' h"r 'v'r-n ?:b''^ 
■■.--••^ r,--,'.'- ■ nt^ -1'^ " fi-' "■ -! , -l-^nnie ••■ns ril'::o iv'-r-r'' to doto sorri'-^on-- s'r.- 
'■"^ ' ■ . \Ttp-r n "---ir t—! ' hnll', thf^y kne ■ they went-^'d to cret 
H!'- !'■'•■ ■' i. '''n •Tgnupir ■ '?, VOP t!i!?v v/f^re lanrr.ied. 

One? thev 'vore rriorri-"d, Jenni? quit h'^r ,io . They i ' " 

mcv'"'^ into n r?nt"d hous-^ in th^ 1.100 bloc' ~ ' Avenue?. 

(S-^o p-' 'T'h'--. he one story with five rooms, Franic 

CO" '-, i'T'ed to ,■.':'■' *" ' •' ■ ■vl Hopkins. ."rpniiio f. !"■'.• e-d ' '■ 
'-'- i>-!i-- in th'-' h- ■■-'. 'l ^0'-), Their fjrst d-;i -hto'- , ^.illi^-. 

.■-'^' ; Of'- . i ;- A'l ■. ' ■ ' , "I'oir '■'^cond dau 'htnr, Cl^if ^ '"-orr , 

iV'th '-■iP r- ■' • '•- ' ''": ■ '■'"'■ I >":i- '' 'ni 'J :'nni-^ fell" th^t they 
noeded rrio'^''-' ''""or,!. "In "!.';'! ■';, Ihr-'.^ p- rn!-:nred n l:wo ^tory hou.so v;ith 
■-'■ r'O'/" -^ f 1 ■■■1 o f;jj,^^py ;\venwe. ( ."^~-'" '■';'■'? ^'-') Phqt r--rio venr 
I. '=r "■ ! r'-!;, ■• .- '■ -v- ^ '"v-p yeqrf l^it-T , ^di*;': wnc ""o^ >. rranlc Tnd 
"■'o-.r-'^ ■ ■■■v'" ' ~ '-■•-•r 11 e to.'':etrie'" r';5i".in.~: t.h?.ir children. 

( I-' ■:'.-r. ' ) J -", : , t'-":-,niG ^'c md om1. that r;he )iq:! tu erciilc'cic 

Sh" v;ent to ^. ]•'-'■ e r i !'• ' r^- i 'JTnit'i '"'■, vr.ore sho reiiig.ined ,."or one 
\'P'^i-. ' , ■ ■ , '■ . ■ • ■-_ f-, the "76 o'' x'0'irt-^-''ine , 

[''r-'.n ■ ■ ■ ^ .' ' contin';'?d tc live in thei^r" \ C^.rnc" 

."'■V '"'"■■. '' '_ , ■" ' eh i !• '^■^'^■n left hOTne, Frr*. ' j ■ 

- : -: ■ ~ ' t ' '. ■ " ■ ' ' '■ :r 1 etor. de li.ved th-' 

■= ' -■ - - ■ ■ - - . T,-, iQ/j.'^, ho r^r/.rri -;^ . ' -nd 

■■■ ■ ^ ^O'^ond ' ' ' :' ' ^ ','' th AV'-^^' ■ ' ''.he p-Mne 

nre-i. (See >->p-e30) Hi- wife di'-d in 1.0''l7. • 



10, 



:r several ronthn. He rol-.irpd frcrn Ho: ■ 
■ ' , ■ -iter i'iar'.''''rnt . Hr ^ 



lon^inB , and v/en '. 
• 1 th her i;rr!: ' 1 



THE NYGR'N F LilTY 







T'lii'; \YlRi 



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n , t;:'^r •''•■■• r:- 1 , av 




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i.^'.^ph P.iech?! nncl hi? wif"- Ronelee, (So- - >, 

; • ^Tiors in Poland. They 1 

of tha vill-"" Jpl'^^.T^n. (3oe y.-'o 1 5) 
- '' ■''n-u" p^ i "I i r-;*- . T/n'" hn,i! tv/o '">roth'^ -.'; , Jonr 



^ho 



Th~- ho'i'- -b-" ]■v-^,-! i ^1 v'^is 9ir:H^ir +0 thoi.-e of otriC" i-o"! lr;h 
■ ' ". . r " "1 Ittp:'-' Io^'' i^'^^jPt E:r'n oornor ri ' tr. p cai in 
■■■"•'■ '."-r ■■->- ' ■ -. In mn co'/n^r, tm chil/iror i':i.?-:rit sleep, 

in nnoth^r corv^or 1.1 o parents Tai-?ht sleep, one corner v/'3n used 
for co'.kjii;': , "'■'' t'c :'' - '■ ;■■ " ■ ■ v. J U-; :'J 1:" i/cT .;. 



TiO l:'ior •■,'i Ih l",h':' 



' - :: .•■ ' w : l"-lp froro his .vo.ij. ;io ouCH.'^lon- 
•, ■\r\'\ ':lairy C0'"c. The :?;i^lri h'.3lped their 
1! chores, V-ut they ^Iso helped " round wp 
^ :ieritl',' viste.i t'':e rvarVot. Kvery .'.'ed- 
., ' loy ".'ould brin;'; y;h'^t TO-:ir\'.i they h"d to 
;- ^ 1 "! '• ■ ' ■" ' . "■ '■ ■ , 'ley they received '.vent for ""ood':; ■'"he;/ 
ouro'" v^d . The "^ood:^ 'vere oTton l-i-'^ou.'"'Vtt in "Tro::' Zy,'' '", 

■Jo, - ■ :^ >'^i"p strict Cf^tholies. Rel ' .Tiicn .va? a 

'•'-■'"'■ ' ■ '- "^' * ' 1- '■•,nily life. The children were 

' ■ - .:-....- .,, . -, ^ of^en -vithin ■ ■: ' ■ ' ' .;• ■ . 

S-in r ' ■ - -^ r : , - 1 ... : • . . ' 

n^o, ' ■ .er and cel-^hr-'" ^ ■'•"■'''' ' . 



Boc3,UL"e reli.".ion 



l'^ 



Anna fitgrtoi Rcho"! wli-^f, -i,-:. .va -; ..'i ■ ■ ' ' ' '.'. i;.;; . r;.''" 

•.,■,.- r.,-1 ■ rx:"- vovM- , :;i,.- ,1 • r^-^ ' t liFive too fa:" ' ' ■h-o''. 1^-: 

fnc!, :■ i ■ ' ' r : .Tod so gVie c ' : •'' .-^ 

from thei.- ii-llt.'^.p cab-]n. .^choTl visr. held five d?,vG '^. ••.•-'• 
out t-.';io ;'r.-:r. !"^very Gchool d'w, the children ■,"■.■: . n • ' '',..- 
of -^ ;-, .-^ r-Q h ', " 1 ' -. -T 1 ■ ; e . .1 'lie r, p • e f:; t w o u 1 d 1> J. e r. r- t h '.^ ■' i t '^ f t o t h ^^ ;-.' 

f-'-t to cl-ir-f^, Th'^ cirr '.cvilnn w-"-" rnninly r" '' ', ' ' . , 

-^r' ''■"' ■"•?'■.' , A.nnM ]e-irnod to coo'' ■" ' ■': ;r ■ -^ . ' - 

hro I do»"v q^:i oi"oohol" vcv ■« |t,= i^ f'';vorLte for.'.iF! of -r^odl"^ ■' t^ ' . A"'' 
■3?;e r.ev ■ , .' ■ >- --■■ "Vr^^i' coru/jnion, T'ro;~ vqn o festive 

O'-^^Tnion, :■ ' ' ' '"-artsen, -''." ■" ■- ' > .r" r: 

'^oh 00 1 . ' ' ''■"-''■ n , 

Once "' 
ch ■ Id t^-'^i fr ' 
home t^ ner^ iior 
to her f-t-; - . 



rltn ".'ork in Gernany '.vlth 
'. L'Afer.v ■.'■'■''' el' end I she \'-':^i,il'' "^o 
d ',0 t'urn ^he monov oh"' earr;od ovei" 



>'-j=' of her friends h^id r 'o the t.'nited "-^tatep 
T'mo" .■ - • • ^ •>-, G ~'Jrn "ed her to .ic.ln thei-i. She 

h'-'ji no r., - •- ■ - ! - T 1 h ^r 0".'n , ?o hor ^i'?)<:^- ■■ '••> r.er the 

":""■"'"-■■ i""i -'m; -■ , A'*":r.:i IVT^e^ ho l-'--v'' home, 3he vv :- very c^"'f=ie 
*-,- w.T)- p'-'-.-.- n ■-.;? . Al t'ri'">i.i -~h ■t'hey :"!?.d heen ^t.r.ic'"., the d.i ?^,c l rh. 'nary 
'■le-'r-ure" ■■ ^ " ■ '"■': h'!*^'''"', Her i"- t' e'." onl.\' h'^ to voice his fppV''- 



iiz , Kar . ur z f^d. I'arai'ialny 
Jelesnia pov/. H^i^f'^i; 



ii.i.i 



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Wyciqg z Icsic:,! urodzonych i ochrzczonych 
Si 



/ Tom .-, . Str". ...'.. Nr ser.- .f.. /' 



{^4^(^V l/.yr-Ae 



^..-,_ . ^. v^,'J^' "y/'^<r. ' "'^"-'-^ 6^ 



Data,miejsce urodzenia 






Data i iuiejsce Chrztu sw. : . i ... .-c^/, ...'._= J ./....'... . Joleania p/\/.;^y\7iec 
Ojciec . .^ ...;....,. Matka , . 



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STM'iLrlY JOHN KRAlC:{,Yi'. ( FATlifiNM. :;,i/^Ni)l''A'riII%lO 



i"o'"i IT'S, i.RR'-i- Triy ""rq>'>r1 f'-> t'ler " ' ' ;:■ • 

' . ' ' ' ; •' ~'"in nnc^ hi 3 

' - :■ ■ ■ -inn-i. Tlicv ' ^ V ; ., ■ 

i" o i':Tc-!", ' ' "i/ro + ho'T. J'Tiop'a nnd 0': ■ rl ■, ■' 

!'.■• '"v Ann . 

-'^■- '■ ■" 1 in <.»;q.- ■ ■" ■■- to Anno. 's. His e'^^aic^' t i on 
■-■.rr' ' ' ' ', P'^:. ) n i n'"" •■'^ro ■ Ipo l.i.'<:e her.-. T'ti^ holi'i ■ •- 

c^lebr ■ ■ ■ ■.•----. -,,.-„,,, p.p ^,^Q f-'rfij.ly. The 

'^iTicif, ' '' . , -. -■',-_- ^ Jo'^n npver hesitated to 






• " ■ - : . .. v'or^^ea 

•n'-iJ. 1 ' ■ . .;-:' I - ' - ,i i;o OG ne to 

'■el''. !.- ni"'-'von .in Chi.c~:"o i.' the 
■■'■"" ' :^. ■" ■'■" — , i"'' '.■'■^ i "! -:> ''e livGa 
- ■. -':■•' 1 .'-,:. '-h ^ :-■ :- ; . ..o dnt'?:! 



17. 



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^-J "v i\!"'v.vc7v'^ v;°:rG I'l'irriGd on J'^ly 1.6,1 ^P''. 
fii'^i^t lif.o, ':hoy lived In an np". rt;;,pn t huild- 
• i ,,,1 ^,,. I ,, •^^..,^,.^.^ Charles liveri with the;:'. 



(3co nq ':'p I ") ) ,' . ,r 
' n-"^ ■' r. !~f"i) + '■ '■"'■■■■ ■ ^- 

10^-), •^--t-^,._ ' ._ • . ■- ■ . . . ,-^,,^^3 hor.. I -. • , ,rr ■. :, . : 

■"^'"'' ■■'■'" ■ '- I ' ■ ^^•■.■'nlev 'A'^.s l3id ol'f. Ir : ' ,,: .;?ir,ily mov-^i 

to r'oc ■'''';■''■ i . T'-e fnr-My lived in n b3rn for ^-^vonl ::', c ! 1 1: h r- jnr'' 

"l tpri] oy ;ro'ir"d r'tl'D"' ' " t F,!T.Gr;~;On EnTiT' ' I ^ ' 

" ' ■. .-'.:■ 'tori-ed hi'-; .ioh, ■-- -i. -im - ; -^ 



1. y , 

'oorn a partnon t on Co:l-r ':.; i r'^..^t. . (.■Inrj -p^p- ; .- : '- 

I hpro in l'")!':. Joanph w;^s born t?iore in ■1913« *''i.t,i-! 

■',"'. ' ■ ' 'o r'';n I r>. t,v;o Btory h'u:'o 

■ n CI' I -nue. (^ep^ ra ■ e ) In 1,015 

' ' ' ^2i. 'inr.a j.lQ.n't_l:o '. '/or 'c r^n LL_C'-.i1Ll._'- 

I ■" ^ ' ■■; liorri. A vcar later Julif! \va;"i born. /They liver.) cyo. 

■'. ' ■ "ntil. !'-''''L. r'ron l.'nere, fney inovefl to ■.? houfce 

An mi qui t h er.._,io_b. 

t'l^it. S t.-inl '-\' "'•"'lilt o" Lincoln Avennp . / (ooe p;\rp -".'M In l^?-, 

l-';"v li!''"!''^ - itoii?53 on iV!onte-'Uf^ Ro':id . 'Phe.v sold their h^me on 

Li -no -\ '-n^io, qncl '-j't^nley "•"o tired fror! iMnerson brand in^-ha.vi, h^ 

'/ii;CHl.J.^,-.':V.-L-l born there . 



not Iqr"' 
tho 1 >" h. o'! 
cnttlo hi.) 



- ■ ; Ir,.::-:. Lr, l.^''-^, thoy rented o'lt 
", '1 f-irnii on Anbi- rr F]tre?t, They continued 
>'}0 t,hey I'T?'/'"^ no t/r- ' r o'" AuhMr-'^ Streot, 



(•'■ee pT 5:e ':^0) T'-^oy rr?tnrnod to ' ■ '.."■'■ to ^-^'le ho..!e:::tead , Stanley 
continu'^d to hM" ■ • ' i oittle until 19'':'. Anna vvorired ■'.lor.*' 

with ' ' . 1 ■■ " ■ ' the cn'ldren r^revv i.'p<, eot I'l-rri-d, 

3r,d mo^'od ■-■ •'■iy -fro''! ^lone, !-;■! ^pl =■■' r'^tip'"! \p I"?'',.', ne died 

Or-'rn^r^--'' \ : v',k ^ -i- i--.- - , - ,- .■ - .^ 

D';rin" t'"'"'"i" li^'e ■ l:o''f=t'^cr , t'''">v ho^'n ^tten^Iod oT-int St '. ■ 
C'ltholic Churoh. " -.^po devoted iiionitar-'. (See belov;) 



ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH 

1329 MAGNOLIA STREET 
ROCKFORD, ILL.' 



July 22, 1957 



To Whom It May Concerns 



This is to certify that Anna Krawciyk has been a member 
of this parish from Its veiy beginning, that Is from the year 
1912, as Is shown on the official Parish Records. 




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OFFICIAL COPY Id' 



SAINT ANN'S CHURCH 

1814 South Letvitt Street Chicago 8, Illinois |R| 

I P . u^ / I 

^ /IccoMiUtf to t/te li.ite o^ the R.o*Ha*t GcMtoUc CkuncU }$^ 

■ -,'.■» 

' and in conjurmilii with Int lauii of ijM 

' ik. Stau ol^ML^vy-^:^^ I 

j at apptari from ln» rHarriaat Keaiittr of thii L^nurcn. J*} 



!.;AH: ;M'^IsT riYGKEN (l^iOTHRR ) 



to l''rpnV NyTPn --t- ' ' ' f 3 Jen 
Carney Ave-nue is loc-jted in t'l 



(.^^■■^ r-ic-e ''•'^ ) i.,nr'-'':'r' 



The iT'-re"". ?r 1 ' 
,1 ^,.,,,.. ,-, ... ,^ : p., •, 1^ p 1 , {^ ^, ■ 

-1 ]-■-■ - - - . 

in 3 n I c "^ t" ■ ' 

oh'"'''—- '- ---^ io i 

rri o + h O r . 

Fr'^nlT 1 i~'^' " i '' ' 



■.I: +.h:it tirno, . r 
: , Rockfcrri , ■ . 

■'■ iiwest section of. Rockfori. 

•-■ ■ '-^ of four H -n h-t, -?■"•■-: n-n-n 
■-■■, r.ilii'-.^ r'l Cl;:r"a, anfl orie 
- !1,12, -nrl-"') 

• ' ' ' ■ -story '-■-:■ . . ' :- 
••.: , " :linins; r-^c " , • '■ ' 1 ch'^ri , -irn 

1 thr'"e l"ied rooms. It ^ ';}•.=; Joc"tod 

,- ,-, ■ o 1 too"' ^ooi care of 
, ■ ' t hoc children 

' ' ! I'-rr-on, and ivanter! her 
,.,:; ohiir;::i'i. Sh-' -ilno w'mt^ri thor: 
, 1, ^ ] ,-1 ^^^, -rny.,.-, very c.los'? to thei'^ 



ly , h':t '"^ T---:i-,^.>- --.how'e:' "' t n" 'v.-i.-h - ^ 

■ tr" - ' I ■. ■ ■! - •! i . Ho '";- - ^ - ' ;■ ■ ^^ J I' 

. •■- I • PjIO-' -I-q 1).-.^ ■ ' •■.-| -> )-| ,T • f ,:^ (- tjh'~ 



••^nou~>i 



r. r''rnnk '•■ 

'VOUld : 

■ ' the hou 
'-0. Al— , 



- ■ , ' "-l Jennif? riiin't '.»"■• n1; • ' ' . 

.-.v-o ?•-,•;•;•-,.> nr-p t-jonr, Rein I; i ve."^ woul'i corns to th.eir hour'?. 
Thev/ v/o'il^l ri-?nce , " ' ■■ ~ ' "^^2:3 , pnd r-jTl n;ood food. ■--.'- y--: ■ 

opr-'^^Ao^-^ ...Mr. ...•li^-.-, ' . ■ ' 1 Y -0+ t'Vioir ■'■i !->•■• I- n-r ■ ^ ■ ■ 

• -|t' •■r^honl ■.■,'h'~r ■ 1 ■. - ' . yi'e a i".ten ■ '-o 

■ -• • ' ' ■ : . oh'=' "f''^'«;-n .'''pnt to l-ioo'-ovol t Jun.'ior 

" i "• • .1 ri ' '."■ , ^h^ ••■Til to ^^pnt'""^] ■rH.-'^h Sch'^ol . Owrin.": th-^t 

' ' " , "'T r?oi'^^ " '■'■'^■'^ •-i'^^'': 'A/i |-,h 1:irmro il ''^r ^ r; ^r^^c] '] ' ^: ' , ; .--r her 

iriofTp.^ ■' , ^ • ' ' ■- -' '1 iren helr^ed tnkp c-to of the yoi\n'';er 

c'"ii1.d!"-> . .' . " . . ,-.^t ^rT'''i.q tf^d fr-- - '_ : school, -^he 

(--,r>v, ■(--.■'.--.i , - ■ .,,,,-) toolr c'-re of li.er -.ister 

C "' '"^n , "/'no ■' ■ ■ . 'ifter her r--isi",-T Oi :':>?] ''T' better, .•;?. rf-'^r^t 
'■/en' ',.•■•■-•,• • : - .-■ - ' < . "■:•"•. S;tp worked ■ -• ' -'.id 

for t'','o yonr-"'. •' " "1 ^'•'■'^ ' '^t i^'jlrli /Anderson. ^ :.'^y 

'\'~i •"Pi'l '"■id 'VOTO r' ■"• tpv ' '^.'l , 

In 1 "'', i"h<=y ronted 3 hou''!o on ''.lovonth A'/enne. i*'ar:Tr'.r'?t 

"»;ont to '-or • " -i-'-i- t -^?'- " '^ y in the In^- recti on department. 

In 1 ^'^1, :"':^° ';'it )"i''r .'|o'' theC'-^, n-'d ■vent to wor^^ at Aonerp, 
•^'':'^ -"^v- • ■ • ' " ,,,.•- ,,.^^^ ^ +._ 1^, 1736, ?hi^^ "nit. ■■5r 
li'iM-piop ,;; -1 . - . - ■•-^1-1. I >i l:;)'::, AH 1 \ 't \v:-^,3 dr-afl.^^d into 

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:. both of ' '"- ' '-'".v?. Gtri'^t Cnthr^lios, 

"" ~no.i rolirious eiucation elori' 

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':"<?;ht, StrRret . At r • ' ,p, he ovvnc'-l ■ \ '-■■-: r. 

bus i.neBS in Buron . Shortly ^fter thRir nifjrrrgge, t'no' ■ - 

■''^•'' '- '-"■-■'■ ■■ ■■ ^ • .. it includ'-H F;i;.: : ■ i--- o^ t- . 

t. in .1 '5''j| 'Toi-pph pt ■;•!.■_ ted to "-oiil'j a hon.se in 

'' I to i^cv-;, bec'-i.u.se ber d:iU";bter 

^ ' ' ' '^spr; t-'-q i ni n." , and her fnthcr ■vap '■ ' -. ■ 
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''" , i'Hp iipa of rnovinp- lo /iryO'i ■/■??•. ■fT'iven ur^, 
— ' "' ' ' '• " "f^nted out,, Jn 1'''^8 Josepii 

•'■'■, ;:o he ooiild stay homr- more 
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bus i.nf5BS in li\rron . Shortly lifter hl'i^lr m?jrr').ic',e , t'no' ■ - 

+ h" hill Mi- ' i- 'i:- ; .■- ■■ ,- '• .. it inrl i' ' r^ i ;• ; -. ptr.on ts , 
Tb°y «i:iTI own "t. In 1 '^o, Joripph pt:jrted to hn i 1 .-1 p he -c i- 
fiyvr.i, -, ■ ' ; ■ -; ■ ..' +r ".":■, bec'-^iii-se ber dvi; '^ ' ';r 

ri-,pi..~ ,, ''!''- '^sp;-; t-'oin.inr, r:^.r;d hor f'^t'ior ■' '■ '■■ 

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Tine hoii-" ■ ■ ■ ' . ^ 1 -T . J . . -. -.,,ri ,,r| 1^111,. in ' .-,,-, jo^epii 

"^^Id h' ' ' ■ ■ ■■■ 1- , CO he ronld ctav horn-" more 

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' ' ' '■ Wosxyif.^l, . iVjy parents are I'lr. =ind Wr? . Josep'" 

'r--i .'C'-y' . ' ' Jn,";orsoT 1 !.'!ill.1n-j '"achlnn Oomprny. 

'v mof'.er if? n honE:!ewii'e , 'Vg live in coini'nrt.Th] e t'-^-o f a'.n ly 
'■"ou':'=) '^ t TU9- Bth i>tree1 . / 1 ' \"^ l i v-^-: tWere nrnce the dsy 
Tfiy p'-ir-p"' I ' : ' >- - - or:' f'ro,"; tie 'noE^pi t'.;.l. 1 hnve one s"-:-"tGr", 
C'-':' rlpr '" , : ■' ^-'v cV-ir,r» to iior ■"ind r.iV pTCfrnt;?" . I. h-av^ ii'i.i 

on nctiv'"." -"ni ' • ■- ' IdVi'^o'! . 

V/hcn T '■ , ■ v^H '•. Inir:'!"— '1 r1;en at Ti-.rn«r GClicol. i 

.••"n t '•■(-• ' r: M-|^ f-'i-Ti -^i-.-.';,^ , Diirin5T tl^.ot tine, I tcok (iancing 
1 ^'"f: ')•■"■• , ■•v • ■ - -, 1--. ,,-. , ^ 'horseback ridinip; Icsf^-ons, ?nd . els 
-v f!,---i- ^- • ,,_ ; ; ..---•-OK pp_2')^ 

'.''.''-'." " ■ s +■•."=> T ',- '-^ , , ■■-•-,!- !c Lincoln Junior "i^'', ^ ',v-s 
only fnoT'^ for i"' '-r-.r.-, yin-int^ t'rrit ti-;iO, my o-re^^ts bcuJilrt 
no l:''.'0 honrip'- , ^ ' - , , oontinuod ly horr;o^"':ck-r'i d 1 ^'■■'■. (See : 

T'-. 1 ■■•■'' , - +^ p.-.,;,t '-f'rVi p-h:o]. 1 f^raiu'^ t-Pd fro... t.her« 

Jn r^'i. .1 ■> ^ .- ■ ' ■ -■■.- ■-■:■'■ V'lloy CoUo;"?. 1 nlan on 
tnon'^f'^-^r i^r to >■ ' i - ■ ,- • .- nnivorr.'ly "c'nool of Nursinp; in 

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