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Rock Valley College 

Educational Resources 

Center 



KRUEGER, THOI^AS IMMUEL 1957- 



pi.i:ask tyiM': i'lI'ASI'; pi, act: thmsf, shkkts a'I' the frowi' oi 

l'.\->\ I I.Y II I STORY . 



Ill'; SECOND COPY OK YOUR 



Dear Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collectliui: 

So that your family history can bo made more useful to historians and 
others studvlnj', Aiiierican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms 
below. This will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily niaiU' ovet 
Into an Index which will permit a r c: h i v e users ready access to just those 
kinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 



Your name Thomas lo Kruerer 



Date of form Ap-pi 1 Pf, , IQJf, 
Your college 



Office Use C o il e 
(in // ) 

(II) // ) 



Roc k Valley Col lege 
Rockford, Illinois 



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



Before I 750 

X 1850- 1 900 



1 750-1800 

"l900 or later 



1800-1850 



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

_New Eng land (Mas R . , Conn . , R . I . ) Middle A 1 1 a n t i c (N . Y . , P e una . , N . .1 . 

Va.) South At 1 an t ic (Ga . , Fla . ,N .C . ,S .C . ) Kast South Central 

(l,a . ,Miss . , Al a . , I'enn ,Ky . ) _^ Wast South Cen t r a 1 ( Ar k . , N . M . , Te x . , Ok . ) 

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

(ilawa 1 1 ,A i aska) (111., Wise.,) 

Please check ;j_]_l_ occupational categories in which members ol your 
family whom you have discussed in this paper have found themselves. 



2^_ Farming 

T ransportation 

^ Professions 



_M i n i n g 
Big Business 
Industrial Labor 



X_Sh op keeping or small business 

M anufacturing 

Other 



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 

Baptist Episcopalian Congregational y Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon _Other Protestant Other (name) 



What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 



(Jther Scandinavian 

Indians Mexicans 



German 



Puerto Ricans 



Swed i sh 
Blacks 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

'Irish 



French 



Br 1 t ish 



Native Americans over several 



J'la stern i; u r o p 
:n e r a t I on s 



East Asian 



Other (Name ) 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 



_2^I n te rviews with other 
f ami ly memb e r s 

y Vi tal Records 



Family Bibles 
Land Records 



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



X P hotographs 



_Map s 



Other 



FAMl I.Y DATA 



Grandfather (your father's sid e) 

Name Edward Herbor ' t Krne^-er _Current Residence Nor. 



Date of birth .Ti:ne 1", lF^9'^ Place of birth Milfp-pd Township \Ii^, 

Date of death Jvily ^. IQ'^7 Place of burial O.qkhill Cer. Ja-nn^vi "I 1 p 

KducationCnumber of years); 

grride school_^ high school vocational "^ 



college 



iicriipation(s) 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Is t Newspaper worker. Da tes IQTo.oqo Is t jopco^n' 1 1 -^ Dat>:-s i m ft- ^J 



2nd Bark Telle>" 
3rd Sslesr.sr 



Dates 1 o^f^. 



2nd 



Dates TC'-o_'5A9 3rd 



A th Shopowrer 



Dates 1Q26~^2 ^th 



Dates 
_U a t e s 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n Luthersn 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Ro okfo rd 

g ypirhor-' o^pbp.o^v.r^ C hii3?'eh Co-:rci l, T.ior?^ Cl^^h, Pepublican 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother Rockford TT. date Ma y 19 . l^l ^^ 

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

Grandmother (your father's side) 

N a me E?telle Clair HeJtz C urrent Residenc e None 

Date of birth D'^ -erak-^r 1?, IfiPpPlace of birth Mil^ord Township Wi b . 

Date of death F ebruary 7. 196 2 Place of burial Ofjkhin Cer-,. .TanesvillP 



vocational 



1'. ducation (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school Jj^ 

college 

Occupation(s) PEACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1 s t s choolteacher D ate s lo^^-l'^? 1 s t ,Tfi^fo-r.<:.r,r Hq, '' •' t e s __19(1^-17_2,_ 



2nd housewife 

3 r d 

4 th 



_D a t e s _ 1Q17-62 2nd jgnp^gyi- t 1 o !-> a t e s 1^17-62 

_D a t e s 3 r d D a t e s ^ 

Dates 4th Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n T.-nthe -"a r -Methodist 

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



organizations, JanesviT1° R<='.-^'^i^.r'^ Review 



ReTDublican 



Ince of marriage to your grand la ther Rockford IL da t e_ I^^g^ J-9-, "I QT 7 

NOTE: If your father was raised ^.o age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give that data on the back of this \>.iy,'j 
(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 

c^ 1 lege 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

Ath 



Rel ision 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Ist 
-2nd 
3rd_ 
Ath 



voca t ional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

D a t e s 

Da t es 

Da tes 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



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



date 



Name 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school h igh school 

coll ege 



Occ upation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

Ath 



voca t ional 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


Ath 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i glon 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandlatlier (your mother's side) 
Niime Her,ry Rudolph Wegmann 



Current Residence None 



D n t e of b i r t h February "^7, ]»Q'^ P la^e of birth Jic^2T^ ^^^YAI ^ ®. '^o^mship Wi_s 

Date of death April l6, l"6q Place of b ur i a iForestville 



Kdueatlon (number of years): 

grade school high school 1 vocational 



college 



c L- u p a t i o n ( s ) 
1st FsT'i^^T^ 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCfc; 
(after leaving home) 
Dates Li ^e 1st ^■'or-^- stvillp, tovjr.Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i J!, i o n Luthe^n ri 



Pol i Ileal parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, litc-.^chool Board, 

Township hoard, Church Council, Doo r County Co-op _^R epuhl i c an 

Place of marriage to your gr andmo th er Forestvil le Wis. date Oct. ll(,, 1919 

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



Gr a 11 d mot her (your mother's side) 
Name Elsie Henrietta Kruep;er 



Current Residenc e Forestvill e Townshin 



Date of birth J^'nunry 2^, lP9fS _Place of birth Fo^estvi ll '": Town.ghin 

Date of death '^ivirr Place of burial 



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



vocational 



col lege 



Occupation (s) 
] cj t Housewife 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates Life 

Da tes 

Da tes 

Dates 



PLACE OF Rj-.S 1 DI.NCK 
(after leaving, home) 
1 s tFores tvi lle Town " a i e s 



2nd 
3rd 

4th 



Da I i-s 
Dales 
Dates 



Religion Lutheran 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, c t c .Church .clvbs . . 

Republican 

Place"oT marriage to your grandfather Fore ?tvi lie '^•» •-'• Oct I'j., 1919 

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

'^' ^"' fflve tha-t d-a-ta on the back of t li i s pag,e (I)-:') 



C-2 Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth 
Date o L death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupation(s) 



1st 

2nd_ 

3rd 

Ath 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t iona 1 



col lege 



Ist 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
D- 2 S t epgrandmo t he r (your mother's side) 

Name 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



Date 



Current Residence 
Place of b irth 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 

Da tes_ 

_Dates_ 

Dates 



Place of burial 



voca t lonn ] 



■() I 1 c);e 



1st 

2nd 
-3rd 
Ath 



PI, ACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
D a t e s 



Dates 
I) a tes 
D a t c s 



R e 1 1 g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfatlier 



Date 



,DREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's name should appear belot 



Name Donald ^.■'illigi'^ Kriie-"-^ 

Place of birth J?^nesVJ.lle , Wis; date Jr^rAjary 1^ , 1°23 

Number of years of s choo llng2_2C Occupation Law; 

Residence RocVfo-"d IL Marital Status V-avvierJ 

Number of children ^ Death Living ~ 



N a m e 



1' 1 a ce of li i r th 



date_ 

Number o\ years of schooling 

Residence Ma r i t a 1 S t a t u S 



Occupat ion 



Number of children 



D e a t h 



N a me 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Death 



N a 111 e 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school ing_ 
Residence 



d.l t e 



Number of children 



c (■ iipa t 1 o n 

Marital Status 

d e a t h 



Name 



1' lace of b i r t h 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Oc c ujia I i ')n___ 



N umbe r of children 



Death 



Name 



Place of birth 



da t e 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marl tal Status 



Occ upa t ion 



Number of children 



death 



N a me 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 

R e s i d e n c e 

Number of children 



date 



Oc c upa t ion 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



lace of birth 



d a t e 



Number of years of schooling_ 

Residence 

Number of children 



c c u D a t ion 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 

Place of birlh 

Number ol years of school in)'. 



date 



Res i d e n c e 

;.; limb e r of ch i Id r en 



Marital Status 
dea th 



c: (• upa t i <jn 



Name 

Placi'' of birtii 'Ifite 

Number of years of schooling 

lU'sidence _ Marital Status 

Number ol children __dea 



(■ r u pa t 1 o n 



1 

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

1. Name "-^^^'-•'-" ^. (Wsg:-:ann) '-::-■■ ?-:e^ 

Place of birth "'-'""^g"'^'-^lP ''o^-t- da te Sppt . 11 , JopK 

Number of years of schooling ^7" Occupation ■'Schoolteacher 

Residence ^:'ckfor..i TI Marital S ta tus_^jvrrj_2^^ 

Number of children death T-'yir- 



N ame .~'.ay"T. . ?. '•>r; .qi;::'. 

Place of blr thFcre?tv:ll e To'.-^v. date A-",---*- 1^'^, ""ooi 



Number of years of schoolin g 1_2 ccupatio n Farr.er 

Residence ^c-"e?tvil1-" "" '■ r Marital Status Sin-''" 

Number of children " death '^^^'v' 



3 . Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schoolin g ccupation 

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 

Res 1 dence Marl Lai S ta t us 

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 

Numb'T of children death 

Same 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marlta] Status 

Number of children-. death 



10 . Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

R I- H I d c n c e M n r 1 t a 1 S t ;i t u B 



I (I n 



iibtT of children doaih 



Your Father 



Name Pon.gld Wlllian Krveger Current Residence ::^or.Vford IL 



Date of birth J-ri^ary l,'^. 1^'"?' Place of bitth ."^nresvill e V/i r^ . 
Date of Death Livin,^ Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school 9 high school h vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t lav/y^r D ate s l?L,'7-76 1 s t Madison Vis. d a t e s 19^^?-'/' 

2 n d D ate s 2 n d Jgregvillp Wis. Dates 19J-;-fe-6^ 

3rd Dates 3rd Rcckfcr'^ "^T Dates l96"-7 6 

4 th ___Da tes 4 th Dates 

Religion Luther^r: 



Political parties, cM.vil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Theta Chi, frg.t . 

Ph^ Del-^-^ P^-i, frat,, P-roVr. of' Coif, '-/jb, Bsr A'-.-c^. Independent 

Place of marriage to your mother Forestvill e date '"^'ire '"7~19 ' ^3 

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

Your Mo ther 

Name GertT-ude E. Krueger Current Res idence Roc V_^ord IL 



Date of birth -"^epten-.be- 11, 1^2,^ Place of b ir th ^Q^e^tville Towns hip 

Date of deathLiving Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade schoo 1 high;- s c h o o 1 v voc a t ional co liege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Schoolteacher Dates ICb-L-.'^';^ 1st Stevens Ft. •-Vis .pa tes 19?;': 



2nd Ho-usewife Dates 1957-7C 2nd Janesville Wis » Dates l9?0-6B 

3rd Schoolteacher Dates ? '"'^O-'^A 3rd Rcchford IL Da tes 1968-76 

4 th Dates 4 th Da tes_ 

Religion Lijtheran 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, e t c . Jonesvi lle V/or.en ' s 

Club, ^__ Independent 

Place of marriage to your fathe r '^orestville V/i s. _d a t e _Jjune_ 27, 19'?3 

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



E-1 Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school h igh school 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 
Ath 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



Religion 

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



Place of marriage to your mother_ 
F- 2 Stepmother 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Date 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t i onal 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



2nd 
,3rd 

Ath 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Rel Igion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



t'lart- of marriage to your father 



date 



10 



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



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 

Res i dance 

Number of children 



Date of birth 



Occupation 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation_ 



Number of children 



death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation_ 



Number of children 



death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status_ 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 



Date of birth 



_0c c upa t 1 on_ 



Residence 

Number of children 



Mar 1 tal S tatus_ 
death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



Name 

Place of birth_ 

Number of years of schooling^ 

Residence Marital Status_ 



Date of birth 



Occupation_ 



Number of children death 

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

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

S 1 g n e d /ry^^ |>L^<^g 
Date ^A^:^ 




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- -.-. r-;x7-tr n-jto in bning fib"! e to rtcnti iDlate o 

, . ■ . „,,,,p,;i of ir^'cr-T^Mon, or, both I'ider. of my fn.nily. 

■ likp to thnnv ,r,- Motb'-r, >'V:the", nr^ndinother , TTnc?.e -Pay- 
ricnd nni Grpnt-TJncl? Fr-nnk, for their ti"':e and patience in help- 
in?? :r.e to ccipile thig pnper, 

I didn't v'.nt thin h^rto-y to re'-ann ^ur^ r. li-t o^ ^n-.tr !?nd 
^;^,_pp^ ^o T ^r-l^v-^'-d /^r.-.":f-rt'^ on th- per^onf;! ' t-; er , '"n^jlt-, nr.,^ 



^^. bv t'^.o-'; 



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^v.,., -,.r--<- qnd -n ■*-'-^ •"•:'^i?^--- . ^r ^ri-r tni: 



^^..^,,.^^ .^ 4.^ ^-,^ir;^ -voc., p-cnlr^ ^o ii^e, ^o -e^ ^^r- pt hn-.r^r 
^e ' n'f* .-> , - . - .• •• - • ■ . - • • 

^^,^ v'h" K"^ '^■'■i, 'v'"=5t v'p did. 



■:y i^'OTirvM-^'f^ syoi'! 



'i''-:!, V-Uvvn'-^'^'. 



:■■ .'■ i ■ •i,.i:';or r[,'.io to *b'^ Un^i t'^d .^.tat«a rror; Northf^rn Ger- 
■■■ in t'^.e yo-- •1*."^'0. H- v.-ri? probably Rhout ?,? year.? ol'^. His 
. — 'n? Knre u".]-nov;n, bi.)t h;r. perents ni.int havp been fairly well- 
T; bt->.^. 'nj.-sp he v/nrs givRn fOO^ to take x<ith hii:. to Araerj.c?. . ThR 
,; -'bO';' "^ ..iontb-?, and v;b -n So;n\;"l arrive'' ]j' i^iJTisriiate- 



n '-.■--■V-'- V,.:. 



ec^uuse fiany 



ly ::,nc.'^ r.'. r- ivay ';r t f^ locr '^ovmty V/inn or;?:;: n \pc' 
GorManr^ b'>for^ b'l;. had ^il-o f^-'^fy^l :n WiD'-orrir ^ . " -<.. •-- settled 
srov;"-'! what 1 r; tc^a^ ^'-- = ^"v 11], ■: , v;.: . "<- w;:r cr-i of the criglncl 
settlor.? in t::!.? •/■"'■"'s. H:! ? pirTt'^, <^-nt hv; ^Oj$ ncr'^ ".-.'her. he 
hr,d ?;2ttle"l b"^-'", ■^ o. e c^ ;-;b'.ir^"^ .'u.t '.:":='u to 3t-':r'' hir ■"-jti far::. 

Sarx?? bou^^h-^ ::rd r^'l^nrcrf ";""" ^jr^r-os o^" T^r-% nnrl sold th'' bark 
fron thR tr-i'^n :;:• nut '"o'-r'! . V/her ho :.arri.'^-"i is ■•.iriAnown, srif] go 
i? th^ n?5r;o of^ th r "loidy Vr- raprrif^d. She v-as sir^ply know-i as "hutti" 

Sar.vsl. wy?; killed about l^-^O by i te^.-n of b'^-^r-j » Fis vvife lived 
or; 'iv""^ th her sen PtcIc''*. cb Sh*-"' d-'fd, '~ "* Q'^J^ 



iraTPTlT^oyri^ T.'-pn77r;T?r 



yed .^:t home and contirued fs'^rfiin; 
Frr.--~ tina yistike ir, S*-., Peter' p 



Frederick Krueger was bcrn one ;t,:le SE of Fcrer*- ''ille on the 
Krueger ho:':0 farn in 1362. He 
th^r.f.. On ■•hiy 1'^, l'^^2 he /la-'r 
Lutheran Chu-"ch, For";Ptville , ??rnrstina v.'nj: bcrn cr. Dsce.-iber 2P, 
l^^O. She rtnve birth tc 7 children, one cf th^r:, Elsif ; is i^iy 
grandr.other , 



i 



i 



The rM-r<iv.'or-'.v wnn h9r(^, Fred'UMck u-'od to enrn fjbont 65$ Tor 
ths hniil '. Vu"", 'nilV- , ThnLr vu.n.r, iricomo camo from cssh cropn, 
•T 1^^02 1'hcy sold ;.',rain p.rA potatoes for only 1?/ a bu.nhel. How- 
•vtiv, In 190? the Krneg?r's nafio good monoj , "^hey had a big harvest 
:^ ^;co1^ch pea.s for that year and were nble to j^pII them for 1,50S 
a bushel, an c-xtrenoly good price. 

Folloxing in the tradition of thoir parents, the religion of 
the ffinily wn? Lutheran^ "elig-'.or 'p'ln^;'^-^. an important part in fam- 
ily life-c The Christinn riOraT n and va?.uer that v/ero observed, dir- 
ectly infliiencsd th-: virtnen of honesty and hr.rdvork v/hich chr.rao- 
terized their lives. 

Elsie is ''.he ""rd oldest of "^ children born to Frederie.^-r and 
F-^nestin-^ Kr'iogerc She v;a;^ born en Jnn'i&ry 2^, l'^^'^^ on the Krueger 
home farra Ji^.st oi.itside of PoreEtville, She attended & r.;'/i;il Li:- 
theran grad^ .-•chool through the first grades, classes were all ta^ight 
in Gerrrian. G^rr.".an v;a3 also stroke in the home, Th'.s cchool was 
not reeogniried by the r:t':;te of Wisconrin, however; so she had to 
start over and r<ttend 9^ regvl'ir n\5blic grrde school jn Forestville. 

Flsie worked hard at horr^e helping with the housework and farr. 
chores until '^he .".et her h''j:sbar.d~to«»bo ■-.*, .ft^, Peters church. Here 
she was .r.arried at the nge of 2?> on OctDber 11;, 19"!? to Henry F\;- 
dolph Weg.nanne She r^ox'ed to ■^he V/eg.'r.ann far:.-, v/here she gave birth 
to tvro children, ray UncTe Fny.'.^-nd and lay mother Gertrudeo She 
still liver- tliei-e today x-jith her son and a hired hand,. 

My Grandmother is a very hardworking persons Todriy at °G 



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JOHN WF.GMANN. ,' ;.- ■;•• \ 

The prnn:rcssi\-eness and ciittrpri^c that (■haractcri;^e John Wegmann are in- 
, (Heated in the ap])earaiiee of his farm whieh is one of the most valuable and 
attractive properties in the township, in fact it is generally conceded that his 
liiiildings are the hest in his part of the county. His entire life has been passed 
in Furest\'ille township and his hirlli occurred March 7, 1868. lie is a son of 
John and Mary (\\'ulf ) Wegmann. who were born, reared and married in Ger- 
many. The father \vas a sheep herder in that country but after his removal 
to the United Stales and his location at (ireen Day he was employed in various 
lines of work. In if-Cnj he invested his sa\'ings in a farm near Algoma, Ke- 
waunee county, ami later bought a farm in Forestville township. Door county. 
lie followed farnn'ng imtil his death and as the years passed gradually accum.u- 
!,ated a competence. His uife sur\'ives and now makes her home with her 
daughter jMrs. Albert Miller of Algoma. The religious faith of the family is 
that of the Lutheran church. 

John Wegmann was reared under the parental roof and is indebted to the 
public schools of .Algoma for his education. He remained upon the home fami 
until 1893, \\hen he bought eighty acres on section 5, Forestville township, to 
which he has since added a forty acre tract. The land is all in a high state of 
cultivation and as it is naturalh' fertile seldom fails to produce large crops. He 
uses improved methods and machiner\' in his work, thus increasing his efficiency 
and adding to the returns which he receives from his land. He has erected build- 
ings which are suj-serior to any others in the township and l^is farm is indeed 
a model propertv. He has taken a great deal of pleasure in its improvements 
and is justly proud of the high state of development to which he has brought it. 

On Mav 31. 1SP4, Mr. \\'egmann was united in marriage to Miss Anna 
Detmann, who was born in Forestville township and is a daughter of Joseph 



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•JOHN WEGMAXN. 

The progrcssiveness and mtcrjirisc that characterize John Wegnianu are in- 
Hticated in the appearance of his farm which is one of the most vahiahle and 
attractive properties in the township, in fact it is generally conceded that his 
buildings are the hest in his part of the county. His entire life has been passed 
in Forestville township and hi- hirth occurred Ahirch /, iR6,S. He is a son of 
John and Mary ^^\'^df ) W'egmann, who were horn, reared and married in Ger- 
many. The father was a sheep herder in that country but after his removal 
to tlie United States and his location at ( ireen P.av he was employed in various 
lines of work. In iS(k| he invested his savings in a farm near Algoma, Ke- 
waunee county, and Liter bought a farm in Forc-tville township. Door county. 
He followed fanning until his death and ns the years passed gradually accumu- 
lated a competence. His wife survives and now makes her home with her 
dausjhter Mrs. .Mhert Miller of Algoma. The religious faith of the family is 
that of the Lutheran church. 

lohn \\'eginann was reared under the parental roof and is indebted to the ' 
public schools of .\lgoma for his education. He remained upon the home farm 
until i8.);v when he bought eighty acres on section 5, Forestville township, to 
which he' has since added a forty acre tract. The land is all in a high state of 
cultivati.in and as it is naturally fertile seldom fails to produce large crops.^ He 
uses improved methods and machinery in his work, thus increasing his efficiency 
and adding to the returns which be receives fronr bis land. He has erected build- 
ings which are superior to anv others in the township and his fann is indeed 
a model propertv. He has taken a great deal of pleasure in its improvements. 
and is justly proud of the high state of development to which he has brought it. 

( »nMav V. il^'Jb J^Tf- \Vcginann was united in marriage to iMiss Anna 
Detnwnn/who "was born in Forestville township and is a daughter of Joseph 



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y^.arp ol<i nhf rtil] cooV:", nno tnUon cr^rr, oT t'nc honco. olm in alao 
;< ver>" riir'i. r^t i an per.'=!on rif^Vit out oV the-' Ger'Tian Minrouri 3;/nod 
l-iitheran trad:t;lon in wh-'c'ri rho wr>r~ rRl?!od„ 

Hc^r perrcnolity falls rlr^bt in Inn'e with what yoTi would ex- 
•^oct ^ron pu?h a Isdy. ?Ier tei:;peraincnt is .'Strong and she can be. 
stubborn at ti:-ies, bv>t overall she is a vpry nice person; honest, 
war:n, i^ornpa ssi omt e , nnd r^eni^roi^s in her dealin.-^s v.'ith others. 
She haG led h very f'-'i! 7 li'^''^, ;;'Pd ]:nv activity ?ven new never 
c e " !~ '^ ."^ t o a rfiS n e rne • 

JOHN >/'"fi;-ANy-See excerr •*: fron THE HTS'^OPY OF DOOR COUNTY 
UT?l\Tr3V p/Jp^T.'P''J W^G^AN''' 

3. nd t h C; 

\'>iyr,y!i.v^\ ^AMTLY 

H^r.ry V/egr:r.r.n ?;'"ev7 up en s p'^ospe'^ou..'^ fsrm run pol'''.ly by his 
f!;ther John W^pr^ann snd his I'lcther Anrja (Detmsrin^ V'eprijann, He 
"ttended p rMblie seheol th^'^.^-jrh the eiofh*"'''. prrsde, qrd i^e .^Iso 
had one ve^r o'^ Vi"~v.. nrh'^ol, Henr'.' ^isved ani }!elt)ed. h5.s father 
■ith the farn wo-i< p' d t^-r; eventually tool: over the farn h:n;?!elf. 

On 0':>tobs"' "I 'i 1?1? he ;:V:.rried F"" r. ie K^'.joee"", The V/ernann 
fp.-ily >.■?- vcalthie-", ard between 1"1C snd.1920 r-icds nsny ncfie^n 
addition:; tc their farn, !^T --".>; c".".' Idirgs were piit up, ineludir.g 
the barr and farr.hcurc- whic>i are still :" r, u.'^e today. In 1917 Jchin 
V/egrcann p'Jrchased the fnr:-'?^ first car, a Ford. Pets-een 191? and 
1020 they purchased their first 'tractor, a nar.pson nr.de in Janes- 
ville V/iSc 



■!'-'-;ry \^..,-T\r: rv.iininv the '".'irn'i in the l^'-'fO's nnd it nu.intfiinf^d 
r^ >:/"' ; "'■ "f '■ ■ i '"■y o Cnrt'; rropr. aitch a;;; scotch per.c, wheat, rye, • 
r-ind oats xvoro no lon;-.'^:- o.r i :r;por-tr»nt sr- t)ie Cariii turned mainly 
to dairying. An avrrnge Incoir.n for- the' V/ef^nann' 3 vjovild hi?,' fi;i»'6und 
.^500$ a ypar dvirlng tlf? 19^0 'r.. During 193--33 this figure plijm- 
jy-f^*^(^r> to lOOOv s ye-^r. Ont'^ ro'Jr] for onlj'^ 1?^ « hi_3shel, A good 
."".illcinr' cc.-: wt" v;orth :''c :.:C''"ft trian hO$c Tr. thft i^O'n, prices again 
V/'cnt UT r Cc.^i'osrod tc tho 'icitTh^ocr" around thpn.. the V'nr^r'i^rTi ' s hsd 
R ni."cces3ful '"i-.riri, 'vnd *'hr!i:'' incopv? wa.? good eriC",:£h to -illow theri 
to huy thin^" that v/oiild u'"'2^-^'^'^ the "orr.': ^ 

The Wcfrinann ^a^iily, v::-^h th"; bi"th cf ^'iy::-cni en Ai;gvr:t 19, 
1921, and Gertrude en S-=z-t 2::k ::r- 11, l?^^; war; r hard'.-jorV'ing clcre- 
Vrr.it, 'ir.d tr^d ' t ' onsll" T'f;'l.l fioii" f^i.'iilvo Wh'"''?"er ch'jrcl'. '.vP.e hel';, 
th:;/ wc-.ild ^c. Tho father v:^? d^finlf:-2ly t^/^ heed o''' *-hp house- 
hold, snr! riisciplin:? v«s verily unnecessary beriaur-e o'' his i. .por- 
ing 3ize snd deneancr. Her'-y':^ father r.rx'^.. r;-.other both lived with 
the ''arr.ily until their doa^h, bnth vrer? highly respected . 

The ccmiuunity they li"^'=d in ■';&.3 rursl, vi'^.h the nearest tcvrn 
beir.^ about ;:. ^. rr.ile av;p,'", '"hir i? the ': ovn of Maplev'cod, Tt 
wtj.3 snd is vary ^nall, under 109 populsti -■'-; bu*- during the l-3G'r 
it V25 a :!iueh ;".ore f^ctive place t}ian it is todey, 'The tov.'n con- 
sisted of a feed .-:ill, 2 gener^^l c^teres, 1; tc^-erns, a br.nk, neat 
;ngrket, liidland c^ae Co-op, Eoyaity Li'/estcck Shipping Cc^-op, Ccth- 
olic Church, snd -x rail^^cod dopcf",, '^his town upcd tc be a bust- 
ling center of corrimrinity activity, but today it's rore lil:e s ;;hcst 
town. One interesting point n^ the corununity ic that beginning 
with the farm immediately south oV the Wegnann estate, r.ost cf 



fir;;-; " tVii n lirK; nv?, G'-rmnn. 

T'Ti-^ ^■'' ■ ' ^ '■^Mpr-ir^od on tho nr;or.on of i:t:!nv. Pnriic chores 

innd ;■■ ■'h *:ho p.'u^'^. Fi-'*:: 'M.n,:, /"nj Iki vij.-^, nnd cleanin/? ths 

1 wore ■»:!■".':! ■nL.. (v^p, ari'l thl*" '■'ontino hopr, 't char)f:od much over 
r.-ie y^nrf. SpT-ii^r mt-^ant pl.-iTit Ing, Sui'j.ic v'-hayirj--;, Pnll-hprve^t Ing, 
and V/inter x-:r>.r vr^j^lly xi^O'-''. to do nny odi jobs that needod to b<^ 
dor.-r?, T':"i.l'^ I ■" ~ i .': p .^ 1 1 •"' f^" ' r- nlr': '^C'llcv'^'d tci?!'^ , 

■" - •■ -^ 2. 'I ■"' t ^ "" ;'~ '■ li "' y ,.'1'"^; tVip; n'"" 1 '"'ob '"■;'"■'? oyc'L d ptI fcT tl^? r.ocipT 
'■r.i r' " :• "T; -; ■^ I rr'r'.T "> '■ '^ L" * '' 1 ''-r , ^T" ' "("•.bcrv^ vi'".'lt'''d ?&ch other a^ot. 
On we?k nl^ht-, the :'?■- vo^Jld co'- tO:;^^t'-,-r find rlsy crrr'-'^, '--hilf? 
the '.v'o.Tie'" ■.•'c::''d .'^it •-•.d ''-:"''/.. Sundnv t-'sr tho "b: r do; ", R'=!ls;t *_ve5 
v.'ould £;^t toi^'^th •-,!-' '"tir ."i c.;": -".Pa?. Q'^.d th--^.n Tit -^j^.d talk '"or ■^h? 
"est o^ the day, '^h - ..ajoT' Ch-L-t Ir-:-. hol^ds^r were s^"' 1 -olr;brated, 
tut xi.iT^hrir'S t}:-3 bLr.v'es*" '^-■:" tlvitie? ■'"c::i'' rlac? ^t the Peln-'^r! ^og_ 
tival of "nt^^v^."-^ f called thn K-::-:niG? . It v/as C'?l^;br'J-ted for a 
week a'^tor ^h^ cc;;rletion of th~ y'3-n-e-t, or?-*-! the German? took 



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dl '^f fjf'int 3ni"'l. J. nci ^h.bc rinr tov7n( 
an i ■'i*! ti?iiT '.ad"; :to *'h6 ;.:-i''or' 



Ti-'--; head of the ■^^..ily, H-or.rv Wor^rn&nr:; Tired hi?; '.'/hole life 
O''! tho "a"^'". iToi<^ ■"?r:'^"' becarie ?. 7.^. 3/i ■"-''' in h' ~ CGr,:'"'ri-'?iit-.", H*^ 
3AT.yari on tr..^ IoogI r^chocd. bosr-d '"or 3*^ ycarr^, and on th.o tcwnship 

-' ^-- - ' ^i ■* J - • " •- O ■ -• -- j --.-■■ . - 2 .., I . -J ^ .. ^ ^ >,l t- IJ „ , . .. V, ^ . V, 

Lutheran C'luroh Council i" '^orcs'^ vf 1: •^. A -^r^at achievorient fcr 

hiin, va!5 v:hcn he hsld 2 roriticn ~n tho Poar.i of Dirv^ctcr?: of the 

Door County Co-op for iB r^Hr:i, He vas -:--.''f i" iated with tho crga'^.- 
iznticn ever since it boj-an in 1922, 



■■'^ , '-'•■r" \lrl;/ proppcrour. Tarrn. 

'^o'-jp^i'; C'Mt two no!_i'^hy fnnis nnd i.ncrenr?- 
■'. Lk land nnri'^nfTo tr. aboMt 3^'0. He rslso ndd^d !tioi-*e tractorr. 
'.nd noro cattle to t^v^ f'nrr; in order to'u?e th? land i.o'ne eff icier- 
'■1;>, Lnter in life, Monry ptart.ed a 1 ? ncre cherry orchard, and 
also plsntfid a few acres of different types of apples, 

^■'J t.rnndf at^'^'^r v/ns n very strong and povrr>r'^ul nan, r.ntil he 
wn? struck dov^n .cith rV.G'j-nntic fever vh'>.n he v:p.z [.'Ji. '^hls could 
have been tahen cnrT cf "-'.od ho .^cre to th.e dcc':^:'', hov;evr.r-; in 
■^ho^e day?! p'?cplc ^'v;;'*" dj'l not ;^o tc 'h'^ doctcr, ■^inlers it was 



for no/'iethln " cxtre^iely 



x'Kr-^kened ever after, and 



"O'ald nc longer do the hesvj,- v.'crk he ured to dc. He en^'o^ed plsy- 
ing card?!, snd ivDc-ting p^epT-s^ Henry could -^alk for ho":r-~: en '"nd 



to alnost ?;in-cno, he 
his coriJ^U'nitv , 



re ""oc vg: 



P t''. \nv.' O TvT T^ 1.^ 3" r; * ' f T\T V 



I felt ny T'r;'-:ic' wa~ ir.pcrt-^int enough to include in this his- 
tory-. He W23 a "e^-y prcrr.ic^ing f?tudent thT'0"agh the ter.'^h grade, 
but wh^n hi;: fsthor wns stmeh dovr. hy rh.e ..r.'iatic '^ever, and shortly 
afterward plagued with vericose vein"; Rnyniond quit school snd 
stayed to work on the farr. ■^ull tine. He !iG? liv-.;d thei-e his whole 
life, and never even hoi tii;,e to get iir^rried r^nd noyhe rnise his 
own family. 

After his fatl'.er'p. death, r?&yr':ond took over rcle r'-'^ponsibil: ty 
for running the ^'artu. Since he has only one hired -r^nn, pnd no ?ons 
or wife to help hiin with the work, he findr; hirriself const&ntly 



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. . :"iT>"'. T'-rTininr, sounrl financirtlly b'^o,ai:<?e Pnymorid hac been 

careful abcu*: Ihr'^-^winr >ils I'lOPf^y into 1 onns to buy cvcr-more-evpon- 
r. Iv?^ farm rquipjnent . D'^spito thi;-;, he. has nade some viF.eful nddi- 
tions, such so a risv; 60 ft. s.llo; and tVie ffirrrj rensins relatively 
r'-.odern, 

Posidr>3 "ainily, the biggest lev- in hir: :.lfe is prcb&bly his 
chorry orchard, ^.r.d cthc-r fr^it trees, Fvery year Payrr.cnd put.'^ 
ir. :;',ary 'lor.vp o^ h-ird ■.■;o'^>:, to ■:rir:";re th" rrcc'ijctivi-'.' r.f his tree?, 
•-lio pir:]'-yoi.;r-c'.-T. r.h-^r*^y bus Irifj"??. ir:' t:'i«^ rr;OPt 3\;cces" f".;l in r^ll 
cf Door Cov",r-ty, Lr-.r^t y<=^a"*, the sppro';' snetly 1000 t^'^cr WR^e all 
picked in 10 dayf^c On*- Sunday th'^rt' v:cre IC c&r?j at t^-; orchard 
at one ti:'oi "^ h^i- ? acres cf younr; pe;sr tr^^e?^ rcminj^ up, snd 
^" slso soils amnios, of vriich h*^ cwnr. abc^t w'"3 ''"^ror 

.Mti'iough -'.aybe his lif-- wasn't p^veryt'iing h°. }iad planned it 
to be, Rsynord docr-r't r^onplsir, C:nc rcc:,;' content "v^-ith hi? lot. 
He rsriains tr'j'^tv.'or'^h"" and Ic-vsl tc hj r fiothor and his farid. Br — 
cai3se of hi'3 even tov~^er, '-^r.d ^oft-.^pcV-Bn li'-"':'ibl:'^. rerscnal^ty; 
Raymond ir- hold ir. th? hi'^he':': est-nc-r: by his r.c;' .--hborE and ofner 
peer- in hir conLr.-jnity , Although cthpr p. opl'; "'5.re ccnc3rned v;ith 
his futu:(r»o, he jnct ro]"'^ slonf ■'"aking one driy at a tine, 

y.-j .'aoth3-', Ger-^r-jdo Kmo^^^J --'5 tho <"i-!--t per-on in iry direct 
line of descendanti '^h'^t did net stay on the farri. She rfcrivod 
an extensive ed".:eatic:n on her vay to beeomir.r a schoclt'^acher. 
She finished the 3ixt}:i grade at ^'aplewood Pviblie Grade School, 
then went on to 3t , Peters Lutheran School at Foreetvil] ••■• "^or rrades 



c"! waji '' r;l]!-^r; riv^A/ Crov^ ho;..f>. Got't-^ac^n tool-: 
' 1-;.. .'".!Ocl ?+"■ f'pplewood , nnd t>ie'\ f Lii nhed her lafit 
" 1 ^;o; .ri . ATgor'i'T I '^ fl nr.rjll town nlor.g Lake riichigsn, 
:...,.■, ', . ..lie? er\r,i of the home ffxrin. Fer ^ir^t 2 years of college 
were spent ot Door Kewaunee Teachers Collejr^e, sn^l her last 2 at 
v.l)c ^Tn5 veT'n ^' *■ V '. '"" '■■'i "'^on.q ! ". ^tevonr^ Pcj'nto •" ^ter "".his, she took 
.; few gro.'^iui'-'^ -?o'.;'\^?s nt tho '^''r.ivo'^sity c*" '■'ir/'^r rrotr. , fird hegsn 
her t3aoh:'.::;~ cnr"^P.r- ct t''\;j fi^'r't ^j"''^-'^ - lf-'^"sl '1- t^r tcvn o*'' '^r''^?:" 
5:3ls, Brv>" "'^?- ■? L? pTj ■■." ' r'^orpc'st '"''^. to'.vn "ibout "* rr'^er ?outii of 
' he We ^'ii^'^rr e'-'trite 1-! Door '^G-irit . • 0''^r'^ri;'^e '.-.'[ir '''.I'.en orf''^v^.(i a 
■ q";. I; q te.T'.'h h' ird e rp'art en ivt Vfs5^hi'?";.~t en .^chool "'.n TTsnes'Vr 3 1 c W\Fo 
She ;\cci^^'^ten th'^ "ct, ir;l '^ven'i'.inll"," r;et her" h'.'^by'.i'i! Dccjlc Kru- 
g c^ r» ■"» t h e ^' "^ ^ ^ (^ '^- ^ e "^ V ' ~^ "^ ■'■ 

'^erhrnde stid Dons.ld v. 
Peters Luther.::.'": d.Tcl". ir: 



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She quit ^eaehin^ wpc 
fariiilj r-iovec! to Reck _"::--■• TlTinci^ 
she taug'^t s clans of 3-5 d^-sf sr. 
ran^^int? jnyv'he-^o fro:n I;, to 12 yea 



;--;r "irr " child, but when the 
■ 1'/-'', -h-- Vegan Fgsin. Firr^ 
.' 1 T^ +- -' r^ *i -, ■ Vi ^iT! /^ "1 r^ r- 1?"^ 6 '"i c ''1 ^ 1 c^ V ^ n 

c'^ sr:3c Ls?t verr Csrtrude 



began tsfjching -^Irst ~r-ode at Her.rietta '^chccl, vhere she i? cur- 
rently e:::ploycd., T'y i;:other ic nc'-- tok-rg classe?^ frcri Iloruhern 
Tllinol"! TJnive^city, ard resd.3 cnly s few jnore credit hcurc- tc 
receive her Ms'^t^rs Degrse, 

T'y nother io 3 kind, hardworking, and very re?por?ible peiTon, 
hov;ever; she too v;as born with that Ger:n?n iMtlieran teriperament 
wh^ich soriotinies ■'^et.': the bort of k.er, 3rv. is very concerned with 



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• r^ ^ Hor 1 : f" is very •'^ctivo Gn'"! 

laiiy or ;ny ot-Vior rolstivos; rny nether 



FY P,".THi<;F'S stdk 



orntTT.T tr nrnTO ^ ■pTn^Trn'-' > V"T3iTf<'r;'7'p 



ertowr Wl-^c 3'''?' -■"Inir-ho':^ Y.'^r ^'"'•■o^-^-^lor ?;'^. L-ok.o '■"ill'? Hifh .j.rhocl 
?.ni 'j^^r'^ Oil ■'■-c '^.^^"cy.c n r.^riool-^-^rxchor; "r.^'.i.l h.^'r nr'-'^riapo ir D.917. 
Shortly ?•. Tt'^rw-i vd? , ^ctTllo ^i^nd hnr h'.i^tan^' Erlw.ir'"' V.v.ec'e^ .'-.cved 
•^ ,- ."^ -T.o 3villc l^-i'ir-,, '.•.•'■■.?■''' G t!.o;/ li'/ed th'S r-'^rt c*^ t';'.-^'" r ■'"V'-^o^ 

the Luth'^^5:n cl'.urch o^ hor hush^nd'? afil Nation, T'"?'^'':"r the cou- 
plo 'cir.ed rar^;:!.!^. ^'.^r.'or:' ?! T'''c-t'"cdist Ch'^rch iVx J.'rincrer.'ille <, Es- 
tslls was r-c~i"o ch'.i^'^h .■T:o.";'b''5T', P.nd r.?"i""d ot. n r.unh'^r of chiirch 

?Iy j^t'and'riother van n ;^ooc or.->, ';nd .'^Isr^ ': fTCcd horn^^nsker, 
Sho ; iiP. n ?. •'" 3 d ^'".or r"'Tr. b.^ck'^'.^d — ™Hr''cr j^d d'^d hpv^ ovr cjiTini'^ip, 
^or lono ch'Pd ■■;.■■" 'Oo^,-i"'d '.'I''lin'i her"! or: Js^i'-i-^r'' "^ "^ ''''H^ Fr- 
toll? vrp.s a kind .I'^d likv'cble l'.—/',', h'jt n}i6 fslrc hsd n '^'^rc^.^' v/'ll 
snd t-'^i-nperanent ; whicli erif^hlod h'^r to trko r^n sctiv-T part j r fanily 
doc ir^ lorv3 c 



^?]^D"''^yAND KPT^E'rE^^ 



Ferdinand K^up^or o^j.t'- -^.q A.-ierica in l^'^l, fro.-; t'"e T^rovince 
r Ponerania, in Gor.nary. He settled i'^ I'i: ^ord Tcwnrhip, a fev/ 



'. v'?.'l en ""'^■"•'li -!<,•,•,■■■!' r 90 ncre fi^rn, Lato^ on, 

-■'-:' 1 -ir'^n, ^''r'^r'r, f'^r: olt^-^!^-^,; a?v/»,rd^ rind '.■Jrltfyy^ , the youngest. 
,an i:s3 spoke 1 n the 'nom:3, an*' ny groat-r;rondi'ather never did 

'^c r:-'--: th-^lr T ■-':'-■-, *:h"- '^:-;nr>d aboM*: f"" •;';'ii of dp -.ry c-^t- 

'^.^-^•■Cr' ;i h'..i,'^he' .•'.rC'"';''' I'^l'^ ^■'■':''' '.b'~ "''-:;.'"!.'••";?'' s T^>j'?r;.'- ,-.'^' T'Ut ^00 
bun'--:Lse H'-.,'. '-b-'r- -r-:-^ ;,-v -' o'^'" -^- "-^r-, r=i.d bb-j '^.'i^-^er.G too 
old to nave for Ic; ^b.- ^r-;r^- -old t^- "t'- r^-d ^.ourhb s bo;r:e 
in Wn t "■^■"t ivrr , ^^r:''- bh""" li"~'' cut tb"; "■"• -^ - c'^ '•'ho'r 1;VC". 



rnv,„ -. , -, --^c-y '-" :-y g---b-~u- <-":.'- ^■- -'r, * -: "--ry - n*:'^re3tin£-. 
"1^9?, '-'vl ■'•v^'" or bir nsroj-'-'" for;- 
-z '-Id, ^r^:r'-: lof': b^'-ai:;;;- t^-n •-TO^k wns 

r\ V. ;■ . ■*- -, .-\ ^ f^ y> -^ l'/''-*> ■" "*^i V* ' *^ "; ; VI p. ^ V| 1^ 7" "P,^ PC*" 

orb ''^■■■', o»" b'. - "bo-^b'^-^r:^ . 
"* '.vfrt ^cC'klrr" •''t'' r "■;''-, ?aid bad .■?. .^ocd 
^ov'^vf--; f^iey co"-"ld'':'t find snybb'tir; prrnpncnt, 
'"" ■I'nro ■ ' '^ "J " x't . ' '-J r ■"• '^ '' ' "" " '■■ ■^v'-' *^ ■ ~ ^ Co? 1 '^.'■'■•^ .'-'b' ■^•'^'''" sTter 
b i "3 ■~'"'' d'j n t i c^ '^•"r.'"V j.^r^ r> ^ -_. p *-_ r^ r> ■*•'-. rci-'vs :]■•'' b'r^ld V.b^ ^ "'' Pirrt 
hf; vas an I'r't ill>^-"''y "■■'^n, ar"^ ■'"b'^r b? v.-c.r, on cn^-: r <■,•??', Franb '-'cr/re' 
in ^r^ii'jo fiH an ■~n~'np';!'', 'ini f'^lt ifbT'spni"! rivir.r* }~,i5 '-'?.v rrcr". 



u:->til b? >'a- aboxi*: I!" 

too brj-r'^' an-] tbi^ ben 

" ■ . ■ ~ ■ • hen- 

p-'qrb or.-; ^ 

t5.in? Icin,^, ' ^: , 

r:r\ f-T-'O'r .TnT>f,7'' ^ •^ '-,-■, T ,- 



t ir'lO to ti.Tieo -^r. 



T»^ -> oi n 1 



1?: v:!j; 



.er-3ed wltb cr. hor.orable "li scbsirfAt 



Todav b.o still dnawc bio r>v.'i"' npr^-^^-on. 



12 



■ .'.'^, '•'T'Hn'.: wofnoi a 'inc^*'- nhint &\. Vsi ^b■3^■)•:^- 
■? Oorporn M :-.n ' •-. To1oi''.t Thor^, v,'}i'^,n 'i? fo'jrri thot" a partner- 
r.hip w/ir. br'K"k'..n:: vip In n JanwRVa.!!! f-:; har.iwaro I'.to'T'-i; Prank took 
3000$ of hi- own ;T.onoy, f,nd 3000!?;. Vvorr, hi=; brother FA, and bought 
-'rtc tlie store sr- 3 full partner in 19-?'i . Prank Krueger enjoyed 
r.nny hr.ppy yearr in +■. te hftrdw^rf^ biasines?. He served more as a 
m^b!! ic I'olaticnr nn^^ sa'i.er-r^n.n t':r.;; for the f'rr-,. 



I7.0C .--s; t.-Ln£; 
i^.an in ';adir j-': 



ana 



r>. v./ 



1 » • ^j ,-5 *- ^. ?^/f ,^ ^ ^ ^- ^ ^ * "O 



laln '--"-^ivp, ?r«nk w.'>'^k?d pr: ;; '"■^irnl Lure r-ple? 
ni;.-.ber o'^ ycar^. T-idr^y h^ still i^fiintfcinr; 






-^ ^ '•- r-. 



.';i-r, ■■.^^'^ tak'':" ■:n ": fp',- boar'^er" to JieiT' bi;.'. "^otn- 



pan;/ , 

^rar'< ' r? por;:orfil: ^y "- "-\ic]: ti-.o oppo^-'''f o'' ""3 brcther Ed, 
"e is advon-t-;re£:o;;i^ ^nd v:!'' ln~ to nrt'- •^^•'-;e^t . '^i;^ ]:::^v>rtjle has 
been rr~eiv"br, el ; rr^ and hrj-^py-y r-'' vcl'v » Fr::r,k ^^-V'^-^ to ■'"slk, and 
on* oy T\o e t i n ~ n e "' t'^ 1 o 



UTPPrr'-rr >'t:)-'tt?i'|T7'D 



Edward KruKy^er was borr -,n J'.;n=^ ' "' , 1''^'^? in l-'i^fcrd Tov.'nrhDno 
Hsr3 be o^rrv up, "no ~ t ■'•:?■' '''rd ', .'cr'-"'. r ■.- on b"! ?^ C'.''}.'",'^^ p. fa'^n. After 
elTbtb rrade he no lor.rtar wGnt ': c rieb'col, Ed.vr.rd disliked far~;- 
vjork, or-}, as h* 3 par-'^nts sy"'^* r.'.';'-.h o^/" the hec;"yv;:;rk wr:5; Ir'^t to 
hin and hia brotbor Frank, "a yet sick and hi:rt bir V.&ck leaviny 
^rank vjith ;-iMoh of tbo worko Path o^ them got fc''. wp nltb farrr.lif^ 
and went to the citi?r. in search of a "ob„ Edward and Franlc at- 



t 



1-^ 



^- ''■'•' :-,,•'•.■■,..>■■ r,*-. v/or'Co rvdv-rd crr?>di.;? ted and '-.Tirt to wor!< for 
■■ ■ ■^f.'.;„ Then for ft r^iv: ;,'or;rr he workod as n h?mk 

':'llnr, rmd rn a r.Bloiitnnn ir, the Gilder/ Krij^^l.-) Clothing Store in 
'r--pvii:'.e. 

jp "] npf^ ■^disTi'^d hrri-'h''" ^n *" Frsnl-r's >-<, r>-fr)o" in n ho.rdv^rp rtorr 
th.it '^v^r:.-: h.ad >:o-;f!-t in'-c :n 19^1. ^^r confined h;"-.?'^!'* .-.^rjirJ.y 
to the acronntirf. i;:"! c'^ficc i%'C.r".- ''cr t'^'" fir::i„ "^-olVrst ive people 
v;ho ca;rin Int n the rtorr, h'?lic""^d ^dvar- vr^;^ hard cT heprir,^; ''^r- 

t]'.riv--;d, snd ;:, B^lc't c^to-^o v.-^'i.'; r:pen-"!d \r """'^^o ''"-"t.sg v:ashers 
Bold for 1^'''$ during the 20* ~, "^nd t'•^^-j• --/"re & vp-y hot itc:r., 
Tn I'^'i.V at thn ro^k of huc"* ^i'- ~- ; th<^^ two f^'^c'-'^^- ^Trcsp.ed 3'"'C,0C0$o 
^ach J^toT'- or;nlcv"d ''. fi;ll—t irie ."S-lf.";.!'-'.:-!, n r rr-vicomf-.r;, rjnd a f:e- 
cretar'^', Du'*'"^ '^''?* th/^ .':^'";, •'" fol er.'.cr r.pC'? sbcjt -'jT'v s* v'BP'k, 

Ho-r.'3l! ■f'-' •.•=r ^;oc~T gl-c, !-'y f^r.';r.dffit}-i«r r.-rii^ried F'^t'^]J.e Heit:: 

'^hey vrire n^^rried ri;~ht ir. .? palter';- heir.''. They lird g houf-e built 
for th'^T' in <T-'"'^'^"i? Ir s.nd ^hcv j '"-~d ■'"h'-T'r- Tor ti.o ''Rnt cf trieir 
li''Gr"» Or J''.?:na:''-" 1- l?.""^ !?o:";nlr^ h'll'' Lr-rr w8P horn into tlit^ fcmily, 
and. he ro::'.?.lned tr-.-^in on^y child « 

:norn5ns, Mcr'-^^y ^h^-ough Sat^^^d-ry, end he £:ot home £.t 6:0O~f):30 
qt nif^ht, Thn Kri'i'^r'^n' 3 lived i.'cll, ar.d had r.cct r:od"rn convon- 
iencos anyone r'c-ol'.d want: N'^v cans, radio?, a rr fr: ^•■'•^stor, etc. 
On Sunday the fnnily wcnld go tc .".ee th^ir relativer; in V/atertown, 
My ,3-rand riot her and r^v p-reat-unole Frank's wife v;ere ristcrs, fo 



f 



■-'"'••■ ■ ■■.o Meil'^:::'^, v;hij.e nfj v^r-.^rd ri>- hsrv fi.rx'.l' hi'iir 

■ '■ ' I'c to ;;cG t-'nolr parents, the Kr-upj^n r*' r; . Hero 

wou?.r? alt ol. "• day niid hall-: Oerrtisn with their oarentf, while 
ly fatlif^r weald have to n.-riuso hinself, 

Poi-- entertain:nent and recreation, my grandfather pleyed golf, 
-nd went to d-.b basebr^ll gamoa on the train, with Frank and their 



Kive';, Hi r: '^^wo^l'^ n rvir^t. ime thour'"!, rind or. 



■ni'"'"! rie wsr very 



■;oc^^, -Ajrvr pl;iyir-,^ ""he violin, "<- he]d fir~t r:ha; r in the Rcckford 
Syr^ihony *^or a nu/'h"'^* oT ye-.r:^,, He lo'^.'ed to jv'^-.t fit and practice 
by the 'io'.:ro 

Edwnrd v/as v~-r': activi:^ in th' ct-;^-oh. He was Pr^rident of the 
'""h'lireri Cc-incil h*'. St, .""^ohnr T-'^thoron C^"."j^'Ch, T'^cvov^':."* in an intcr- 
ehtirch C'^'i'ibhl '^ .':r' ~rBnd;.iO''"-;'"''r 'heir?' g r-'it^'-'O'" f ,■■ ~i|-ipe-;0 ■per^^cn) 
hroV''^ ''r ";r" the eh':"'e''~ nnd "c-"red C '-, r r ' "" "' >''eri'':r ' -_l Method *,"t Chi:i-rcho 

ij^.i >- -.1 ^ '-. , ' ■ ' ^ i. i .^_j V. . ■-■,-• . rr. i.. .. -..'•. ^' , > . 1^ . '- . - , - J ', . - .-■ I'b ^ .- . . . . w i o 

—y i^^findfa t:.-"~' v:.?,~ a ve"^y n'^'n.":! t '.v : pr:.r-"'r, eorn/ii-rhnt qniet 
p ^-* -1 ^»' -t^ V /-I -^ri • '■»'. TJt". (,.''.if^, Tr,'-^>^'- ''> V ^'n •- 1 "^ '"o e r ^' d ^n^^ r'~'ft«»r. O'^Ve. n ne'''"'^r 



Edward wa? ^. v--; ncf-.t r:r.d 
r, '^hro":.rhc:3t his 



1 i f e hs "\' .^ .^ -■ e'^'*'^'^' *'»■"■ f^ '^ '-^r' 'j',' r* '*^f'' ^' ^1 1 ""''.T'^ o r '^ d ^o Here*'*'"! ^ the N'ew 
De.ril and a''l i ": ct''.cd f-"- "''■*i.'<^ f^'-.d 'i o'^ i"v->" r''-~"'ed to he h*r 
rn'iin lehilo^onhv o'^ llf"-. 

T^riT,-; /\ T 1^ l,fTT T ■^ .". " VOTTr'rjVp 

and the 



Dornld Kr-'ee-e'^ war? horn on Jnni)r..ry If, 1^'Z3 in Jane?;ville 



]5, 



■ -■'■•.bcrbood f^rl'mi^. "o ■? - r-pl otod high school 
• *:• in ^-. 'TT Junior 'I'l.f.li P.-'hooIc I>or. w;u: a c^^*^ sturt- 

.*:, but he wr^r^ too n.^nll to b^ n ;~^oo-:'. b*-.hlet'5, nnd thus he -"M d- 
1" participate in hi^^h nchocl ^portr. 

'. ^ter hifv rraduatlon, Donali Gt'^crde-i Milton Collej^e where 



, ^ ,,, -•4-1, 4- 



". th'; fooond ^i ~hp'"t r""^ •'^ d p r c '' f?n'" '~'*"^j. d?rit th^'.t hs<i 



Ur 



-1 ,,,,*._ ^.1 



rj'v'^r gcn^-^ ■^'-.o-" 

^ 1 f A'*" 'I. -t^ ■*-^ r V '^ ^ ^ '--->-. (-! i ^ '^ ■1- p ■^•» -j^ /^ o v-» 



• nr '] n ^ ''"ir' . '■' ''''}.'. " '- "f^ l. • ^ "> ■^ i r. e , 



fi r> '_ V " 'l '•" ^ ,"7 '^ •'' r"^0 r- 



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n 



u. c r 1 '^ p "i to _"• ' "• " t c ''. f! "■: , h:^.^ '? ■_" - ^ '■^: 

r O T ^ ^^ d ^ " ~ "^ ^ ■ •'* "^ i V r- ^ ^ * ^ "0 C C *" ^ ^ '"^ ' - "^ J. '^ ! V'* r" "i^ o "- " T, ' ' ' ■ K ri ■p "* ' ' n r 

"-•■^f.^j •■;(-, tv.o Ot'1'^"* ." " t^ :; Col'!' ^r^-" 1^ "'ooT' ■-••n'";e ' r. ^'V^r st'^'i^- o^ 
1 -■•!, n, 1 -n -• ,-. .- V-],, igr-*" " ~ ■- ^- -'- I.':.'- ","^'■•001 ",< -^ ^. •»- 1- ,-. >^ ••"? Eyofiitiv 






oc^r-^n 



:-t- <?■»- ■D.' 



Vi T rs 1 ^ T/,: T) T* 1 f; ■*" 1 '" '^ '^ T -7 '5 'MO""/? ~!.'^ ~: , 

T^-itbnr^r c^'"t'---"- ■T'^ ■^^~'', -^ ■*---••■ 1'',^ , H'- ■^i''''Ft riot ^^r-^rvde "-t - ■'•'o\''.r:g 

■f^-p r-.T.-V- i 1 P3 b^rh 'i'^to'" ^''■^'^. ■^--•-•<-">- r '^ +-■.-.-.-:-> f»T^,-4- ^vt-'.j r^i-p^,^^ ^v- 

TO' "^ r> o *^ o -f^ T-t; '*••(;' ,^ T; b **' *".'~^ "^ ^C*^ ■*- )^ r^ - ^^ p'.-v^ V •*,■») r- p ^^.-i -^ ]•- f*- ■ -^^ '■' T T VO "" '^ 



■ ■ ■ - r« '^■■^•l, wn.- br"' -nd nnerit ^?Ict of t^n-e vrith xtr. , es- 

■'■•-ci.plly in toficbin,'- u" sports „ 

My nnr-pnt? b':;lon,r3d to 3t „ Pnul Lu'th'^-^nr Church, ovd \rn n.tten- 
■"'P'i their D^thorsn c;rnde ."School oT about 3^^ r.tudentr. . Hcnnlife 
•>v.is .fTord ar.d p'^Mcefiil. Vfr:^ hnd oil tbo thir.rs any child could v/ant, 

Tr V'S''^ ^'"r -^ rr ■:bn" c "^ ~^'::-'^rcrr i'_v.-'>~^,o r.-? t-- *-v.r. -^^vnll ';'^ "^ "'.i tv 



,i^ „ T ,l■^•v^„^-„^ U-- --V, C_i--.-T> 



do'^idc'^ 



^.c ^'-^-^--d, 



TT nii-i f^; 



^ - . p ,^ T -, J 4- 



r 0'~vi-"t^-.- '^Tvh Fr-^Rter,, Kmc'^. of '-" ^rt- 



v^ 



; oT'^.r'".' 1 1" d b a ?. '-c ''. 



ho-"'? bnslr'^'^^ ■; 

or.r bo:'"^'^'; i fo wq--."'t n~ '-~:iripy 

r;h'r~ n. -r.i-^. \-r "> o'^'^ ^ 'rd "' ''"'Ct^' '^ ""• r,"'^. Z h-'^d *' n tP^-^'*" '^-^ ;--p-p.-. ■"/-._ 

sr or r J.b 1 1 i t i ^ " of ci-V" t'",. Both ^'^ i;^ r'''0'/' ■•iO"o irdf^rf-nd'^ "'"it '^rr — 



''r bers^r tea- 



5-^, :7-":ally by going 
"■^'K''^ fiViov. t 10 or" 



h3 '■iQ.r.tz nov;. Dl?^:":.:vl-' r.-- i ;: l ^^ ■"!■•. Ir.g becr.u.';e :r: father ir rr.vcrely 

to Door Co'.'rtv ^^o ' "'■' "'"rirdr';ot}i'3?'' ' ^ hourr, V/o 
3? trips th.-re yerirly. 



rarelY tR^cea -i fir-i r-^rrd i- 



•v o -^ ■*". o d '' Por r. "" " 



live.-^ a very hi^b rrornure, ''?,^t p?c~ 1'^'', ^^r-'^' it i-':\r?.s him rtome- 
ich-it hyper-terr R, rpgpitp this, '■■^y f?t}:er ir s vry plea?:pnt por- 



17 



, t 'O k i '■!,:"•; '.'■•, '''^ Iv'"! nbov;t, n'!.^^'"."', ■inytb i.nr'. He ha.T 

^T* niihl j c :"iT>'?!),k 1 »^,'';, 'ui''l 3lpo ■" c c? T *", i p knQCk for 
■ njT up '""crni.^T. 3 riTf-un,.^'?'^ - Wy dnd ppo.i!-<^ Gernnn nrid 3p8.rir.h 
v-^ry wsl?., S'V.fl h^. r^lro Vmr; n vjcrking k.no'A'le^lg;p o^ Prnnch, Svjedish, 
Ttaliin, Runr.l'^n, and ^>it--"'i. I'"^ '^Ir-o lovor sportn, Rnd V7?,l?- listen 
to nlnof-'*' ''■ry cn-.'^ r^ •^r'^' v^".^^ Pvob'"''^'"' y ^h^ 'b\p:f;est problem fac- 
In."" bi ;i, ir- '''O ■•" "-w his 1 '. ''e dow**: riPcl riOT''=^bcv' r*r:t c\ir of ■^•ip •'''■■: t- 

»-v .-; :-• r» }-ii^j c; ■•_ -p -, .. ^ i-, ^ T •- *■*•"; ^ 
1^ T '■^ 'r d "to " C^ 

r-v-,,^-- -;_^--- b^?-Vrbbrll; 
bioyc"" in--, 

;■'--;.'■-•» ' ■ - ■■• ^ .■-• > ^- ■ • ; - - ^. r^' '•■■ ■ ■• c . ■ X --' . ■ ' I' 



31,3 ;: 






,o ^ ^ J D VI - - ,- V- J 



> '1 n +■ •'- - 4- - - .-J o ■»- . 



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■f r.l 1 



-1, , n ,, ., ^ -„ -^-i-o-r 



4- -.I 



U , : ,. s- ^ 4- ~ . . - 



■^'■, '-J/-* r*T -t'V 



r^ 7n : ■nc.' , ox- 



c r" "n t ■*" b '^" t 'v'^'^ '"< '^ o r^ ci •»'> -' ■(; 



TTrpv " '~' TM'.". ''"■^TTP-^ T/--5T^-rT.q-?p 






r^t L■;,■^b.-'r'•^:~ . I rr^.s]"'" I'kcd 



18 



' V ? .'■! ?! S P T" 

j'nibpT" of R"' 



: A,"?'T'i c:-.r; R'l' '/'.-'' if^ ' oM HTr^tory /wnrd, snd serving 
.■■;■..';]'.> n i for vj r.enicr y^rrr. T also p-^.rt ■'.cipp ted in a 
ort'^, 9 1 ■^ '^ CM r^^") T -s7^n r;"^": thnt r-ord in f^ny partici>lar 






•i^P p,-,-. _-N' 



V.---'- - r.nr T'r enrol - 



in ;'.nn A' 



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- r 1 f o >-'v- *• ^, r> K ~ 



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J p r-^ >tV» *^ ^, Q 






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sVcvt Ton'"'' F-l '^ , 



KRUGJOHANNV LINDA JEAN, 1956- 



4 



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



SOI Contrihijtor to the ►^ock Valley College Family History Collection: 

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



SURVEY 



Your n/irnc 



0.1 tc of form 



Linda Krugjohann 



A OFFICE USE CODL 



27. November 1Q74 



(ID // 



) 



'/. Your college: Rock Val l ey (.o1 lege 
]r6cl<Tbrd", Illinois 

*<>***)'( V; A A A A A A A .\ A A A A A ■.', A i\ iV ;'. A A A 

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

* Before 1750 1750-1800 1 800- 1850 



- 1850-1900 



1900 or later 



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

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

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

■*■ W est South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) ^ E ast North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

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

' [ Mains (ND , SD ,Neb . ,Kan . , Iowa , MB) 
5. Please check all occupational categories In which members of your family whom you have 
discussed In this paper have found themselves. 



+ Farming 

^Transportat Ion 

+ Professions 



Mining ^ S hopkeeping or small business 

2_BIg Business ^Manufacturing 

Industrial labor + Other 



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

-f- Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian Methodist 

^Baptist Episcopal ian C ongregational + Lutheran 

^^uaker ^Mormon O ther Protestant ^Other 

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

^Blacks Indians M exicans ^Puerto R leans 

Jews ^Central Europeans I tal lans ^Slavs 

Irish B ri t ish + N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian ^Other 

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



+ Interviews with other 

fami ly members 

Vital Records 

/■■ Photographs 



Family Bibles + Fami ly Genealogies 



Land Records 
"Maps 



The U.S. Census 
Tther 



FAMI LY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Mnr-it^ Win nam KPTTr^.TOHANN Current Residence 

If dead, cate of deatn p ■\ Fphr^na-rv 1 Q^Q 

Place of birth T.3ncrpnhni7.h3u^f^n. 0«te of Birth 17. January 183S 

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



Occupation(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving honne) 

'^^ Shoemaker °«'" . ^^^ Frppport, ;t11innic '^^^^^ 

^"•^ P Janitorial WnrK P*^«» 2nd Npw Glanis, Wisrjonsin^^'- 

3'-d maii7t D«tos_ 3rd Rnn.kf nr-H , mnr^nnc: Dates 

^tth Dates '♦th Dates 

Re I i g I on Lutheran 



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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother p^gepp^^ ^ Illinois " ^^^^ JlU^^TII^J. 

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



B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Mary kRUGJQH^NN C urrent Residence 

If dead, date of deatt^" 31 . '""^^'"5?i^5.i"y ^^^ 



Place of birth New Glarus , Green, Wisconsig^te of birth 9, March I889 



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

Occupatlon(i) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
I St Dates Ist Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

Ath Dates 'fth Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on Lutheran 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororit'es, etc. pppnbl \r^^n . 



Mace of marriage to your grandfathe r Preeport. Ii1i nois DATE_l 
""'"• i^aHat^ifi»fh»''8a«'8?^|(|? 3i|iV^)f stepmother or anoth 



Note: 



1 Marrh IQin 
er relative give 



A- I Stepyrandf alher (your father's side) 

H.iwir Current Residence 

I f <li'.T<l. <l.itp of death 



PI.H.C nf birth Date of Birth 



Edur.ition (number of years) 
giade school high achoo) vocational college 



Ocrupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


l«th 



3rd Dates 3rd D ates 

itth Dates '♦th Dates 

Re I i q i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother "date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Narr^ 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 

0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd D ates 2nd D ates_ 

3rd D ates 3rd ^Dates__ 

Religion ^^^ 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



Grnndfather (your mother's side) 



Name Ernest Jeffry JOHNSON 
I f die .id. date of death 



Current Residence Monroe, Wisconsin 



Place of birth Lafayette County, .VisconGin pate of birth 23, March 1900 

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



Occupat lon(s) 

Ist Farmer 

2nd 

3rd_ 

^ith 



Dates 1! 



Painter 



_Oates_ 

_^Dates_ 

Dates 



Ist_ 
2nd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



\r\-nr'n(=> 



l«th 



Dates 
_Oates_ 
Dates 



Re I i gion 



^ T j.iithffir?.n -_, . , , 

Pol i tical parties, civri or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmothe r Yellow Stone Church . , <*»t* . 19^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SlBprflTlir OP inUiniP rflaclVB (tC S^e 18^ 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 



Name 
If 



Vigl.? i'li.g-ah<?th HaNSHN 



.Via La i' lygahftti 
deaa, aate or death 



^Current Residence pi-pnrh?riiifi lla , WJTPonyin 



Place of birth Afgy]^ TOWn?h;T? 
Education (number of years) 
grade school q high school 



Date of birth 



vocational 



Pi, Nnvpmher 1 ^lOR 
col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

'^^ TirihnrRr 



Dates 



2nd T:afc.ft*.aT= House Cleaner ^Date8_ 

3 rd nonk in restaurant Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

1 s t another farm in same D a tes_ 

2n d Blanchardville . WisconB itre s_ 
3rd ^Dates 



Re I I g i on Lutheran 

Pollticarparty, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Democrat. American Legion 
Auxilliory, American Lutheran Church .^m rican Ass, of Retired people 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r Yel 1 o.v 'Stone ' I'l'theran Church d ate 
Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r#»lafriv/» [*■>:> »2' •?,' 
,!vc :h.: Joi.a \jn ine oacK or this page (0-2) 



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C-l bi epgrandf .ither (your mother's side) 

N.jine Harv Bis, r Current Residence 

I r (lend, (la If' of oeath .-, '.,,,, i j- - 

I'l.i..- ..I liiiih Piitsville, Wood, Wisconsin D.ilc dI lii i ili -^o, June 19 lo 

I >liM .il i'lii (riiiiiil)i- r f)T yr it.) 

■ ir.iilf .(liMdl ^ lii(jli school vocoliuntil col l('i|<' 



Otc.p.il lon(«,) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

''-' "ao;^^in Dates '»t 21 nnrhgpdviii^ °^'"- 

?n.i Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

iith Dates '♦th Dates 



Religion^ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. on the village cnunoil 

•■";g'-'-r-- ^ire-^-n . pel onrs to the American Lep-Jon __^ — 

Place of marriage to your grandmotnar Ye I5w Stone Church d ate "ay ^.4, ^ 

0-? S t c()f|r.indmothiT (your mother's side) 

Name C ?ra JOHNSON' Current Residence Monroe,. Wisconsit , 

I f (Icjd, il.jtr of death 

cKicf of ill rfU Zroos Plains. Wisconsin Date of birth Septemhpr loni 
Education (number oF years) I 

grade school 5 li i gh school vocational college i 



Occupot ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
i'>t house wife Dates ist Blanchardvi 1 1 e Dates_ 

2r^d takin? care of patients D ates 2 n d Monroe Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd Albany Dates_ 

Re I i fj i on Catholic 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Justice oi tne peace in Pile lU, Aug, 

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CHIkPRfcN of A & B tor A"i or Q-l} - ycur ff.thisr's name should appear belcjw 

Name Katherine KRUGJOHANN 

P I ace of birth New~Glarus, . "/ ^ ^ ^ _ '/'^ dsta 25 December 1910 

Number of years "of s cRoo^Trtg ~ "' ' Occupatlbrt Housewife 

Res I dence New Glarus , WiscohsilMarrtaTTTatug Widow 

Number of ch! Id'rVn 2 ""'"' """"" ———————— 



Name Murice KRUGJOHANN 



P I ace of bl rth ^ Ne yf. 
irs of I 



10 Arril 1912 
Occupati6n Hdusewif e 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Rockford, Illino rs"^T ^rl ta'j Statua 'marriegr 

Number of^Kl T<Jrsn f" "^ — — — — 



Pldcc of btrth pjey/;, G],arus, date 3 Jan, 191^ 

Number of years of scnTO* IngT^ ,~"°T" njn-u ^cc^patlon q-cretarv 
Residence Da-|-|a.q. Ttayaw .,. ""'^^^'^^^'^'^^*^^* 
Number of cnl !dr«n 1 " " 



marri pii 



^- Name pqrothv Evilvn KR UGJOHANN 

Place of birth New Glarus " 

Number of years~o? scFToolIng 



"date 23 May, 1915 



,^^^_ Occupat 1 6rt 

Res 1 dence Beloi t, Wis con5Trr~^l?i?l''t'aT Status married 
Number of c^ndrcrT^ 1 



Name Paul KRUGJOHAN N 

P I ace of birtli Ne w (^laFu s 
Number of years of scti'bo'n'f 
Res i dence 
Number of chJ Idreo 



date 11 June, I916 



^rltal Sta 



OcsupatT6n_ 
tus 



Name__ H arold KRUGJOHANN 
Place or'^blrth ' i^ew Gla rus 
Number of years o/' schooT 

Res I denc e „„____ 

Number of chl Id ran"" ^ 



TllIZ ?^^Q 18 September 1?1^ 
"" 'tfccupatl6n 



liiTTTTr Status 



7. Name Marion KRUGJOHANN 
Place of birth N ew Glarus 
Number of Year$r"oF scho'en'ng 



Residenc e Beloit, ¥i scon^rrr 
Number of chTfciren 



T 



"TaTTtfiTTFatus 



- <<ate 13 November 1919 
~ Oeeupfit?6rt Housewife 



B. Name Moritz Joshua KRUGJOHANN 
Place of birth New Glarus 



Number of years of s< 
Res 1 denc e Rockf 
Number of chl Idren 



(OoL!ng. 



TT 



married 



"dat e 23 December, 1Q21 
Occupation 



WarltaJ Status 



'-^-ruck Driver 
TTiarriea 



J. Name_Robert Fred rich KRUGJOHANN 
Place of birth 



lew (iiarus 
Number of years of ichooTl ng ' 
Res i denc e Tus on. Arizona" 
Number of chl Isfren 



Mcrltel Status 



OccupatTort 



14 June 1922 



married 



10. Name Richard Ernest KRUGJOHANN 
Place of birth ;\ew Glarus 



Number of years o^ aehooilft g 
Residenc e Rnckford . IllirWl^=' 
Number of CWnUrSJH 



iriia\ status 



da ce 4 April, 1 ;-2; 
yceupatlon 



married 



(HiLURtN <(l f. and D (or (-\, L)-l)-yoi)r mothor's rionio should oppf.ir beltiw 

Bettv Jean JCHNSON 

K.H'll 

r\ ,. .'"..'r !.:■ iir piyette ■ Lafayette, Wisconsin ^i.uc 3, July 1926 

"•""''■•' 'I /'-If ■ tif ■.cluxilififi 12 vjars Occupation T.^hnrpr' 

'''■•• •••••<i' '■ New C-l.irus, Wisconsin Marital Status married 

N.i.-.l.r, . . I "TTTTTrTn 1 






dato 00 'viqr'^u 1928 



''• ' '""" Fayette, .Lafavatta, ■ii\^^<?ni\n ■ ^'^'^' ■ .^C 1 j^nrph ^^"^^ 

N.j.rii.iT ',1 y.-.ii'. oT 5cnoollng ^9 -^.ppj Occupation housewife 

r<r'. iiii-Mce Ne.v r-l--ru3, .'.T^c.-nsin Marital Status married 

Niirnbcr i>f ch i 1 dren "^ 



Place <>r txrth F.g yp + t-p , T.c. f oy^ + ^^ . Aisconsin date ^^q ^ ,^^^pj 

Nuinbrr <)l years Of scTiooTin g i? years Occupat lOn Dental 

Hcsidencc New C-larus , .viiTconyirr Marital Status marrie 



h 1 030 



Receptioni st 



married 

Number nf rh I Id ren 



*♦• Norm- Robert Jerome Johnson ^__ 

P ' -I'-'- "T hirth Fa , -ette. Lafayette. Wisconsin date 2 Noven-iher 1Q31 

NuiiiIhm (,f yerirs of schooling 12 years Occupation Laborer 

H,., i j^.„,e Rockford, Ill lflUi^ ^ ^^ Mar i ta l S tatus m afH'^^Jtf ^ ^ 
Number of ch i I dren 1 



Nhp.- Richard Elwood JOHNSON 



f I -icr of birth Fayette , Laf aye tte , /Wisconsin 
Nijmb»;r of yeprs ot schooling 12 years "" 

Kes i dence '^'"J- 'tleton , .Visconsin Marlt< 

Nijiiibrr of ch i 1 dren 3 



date 19 February 1934 

Oc cupatlon Barber 

Ttatus married 



H.un,- '[enneth Lee JOHNSON 

PI.-.CC of birth Fayette. LafayettP. ,/isconsin date 1R, MRrrh 193^ 

Number of years Of scbooling OccupatlOrt Teaoher 

Wcs i dence Marital Status married 

Numlx.'r of ch i Tdren t 



7. Nanic 

P I ace of bl rib date 



Nijmbpr of /enf'^ of Schooling Occupation 

Kg . i dence Marital Status 

Niiinber of ch 1 1 dren 

Name 

P I are of b ! rth date 

Number of years of schooling OccupatlOh 

«es i dence Marital Status 

Number of ch 1 1 dren ——————— 

^^^ ■ \ 11: a-^ KhUGfl' HANN 

Place of bi rth yv/ .- l^^^• > ' date /^> July, 192 6 

Number of years of schooling OccupatlOrt Business 

Br-, i dence pa!: :, "o/~ Marital Status married 

Number of rh il dren j — — — — 



10. Namg ': - - ^; .r-ien K'-f /i.JOHANU 

Place of birth V.'-ji "' '^' ~ date ?''• Mny, 192? 

Number of years of schoolin g OccTTpatlOn '^ar Sa]o::inan 

^(esidence RoQ/ford, I: f.'j'.a HarTTal Status UKU ' rUjH 

•^u-^ber of Chi I dren '^ 



Your Father 



Name Moritz Joshua KRUGJOHANN 
If dead, date of death """" 



Current Residence RockTord, 111. 



Place of birth New Glarus. Green County, Wisg g|^^ b!rth 23. December 1921 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high schooS 4 



yoC'3 1 1 ona I 



col lege 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Ath 

Religion Lutheran 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


d 


Dates 


Ird 


Dates 





Political parties, civil or social clubs, fra 

Place of marriage to your mother 
NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or « 
I of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mother 



Name Rptt^r ^ean KRUGJOHANN 
If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Fayette, Lafayette, V/isconsin 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school ^ 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Religion T^-theran ,. ^ 

Political party, civil or soda! 

Place of marriage to your father 
NOTE: If you were raised by a si&i 
this page (F-2). 



PUCE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 

Odtes 

_Oates^ 

Dates 



the back 



3 July 1926 


,Z'\ lege 

, „,,.„ OF RESIDENCE 
(efter leaving home) 
Dates 


Dates 


Dates 









9 May 'uU? 
..c,.. u or, trie back of 



E- 1 Stepfather 



Hane 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth r»=n-- ^f ki-*». 

r-i .• / I ■ ■ ■ ., P ate of birth 

tducation (number of years) ——-———————_« _—___«___ 

grade school high school vocational col lege_ 

0ccupation(5) PL^^^E OF RESIDENCE 

, (after leaving home) 

1st Dates 1st 

2nd Dates 2nd 



_Dates 
Dates 



3''d Dates 3rd 

^th^ Dates Ath 

R« I I g ion 



_Dates 
Dates 



Pol 1 ticat parliei, dlvil fii- SOilSi clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your mother 'Bate 

^■-2 Stepmother 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of hirth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) ——_—___«_ 

grade school high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2"^ Dates 2nd Dates 

3'''^._ Dates 3rd Dates 

Re I I g I on — — — — ^_ 

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



Place of marriage to your father date 



CHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - y.. 

Name Linda Jean KRUGJOHANN 

Place of birth Rpckfo^^; Win nebag ;;.' Illinois li4- November 1956 

Number of years of schooling ^^ 12 years 



Residence Rnokfnrd. Illino is ' sin.~r,le 

Numbe 



lence Rno^^ford. Illino is 
;r of cnildren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school Ing_ 

Reb i defice 

Number of chl Idren 



Name , . _„. 

Place of bi rth _, 

Number of years of Schooling '■'' 

Res i dence 
Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth ~ 1 

Number of years of schooling jpatlon_ 

Res i dence 

Number of chl idren 



Name 




Place of bi rth 
Number of years of 
Res i dence 


school ing 


Number of chl 1dr«rt_ 
Name 






Place of birth 
Number of years of 
Res i dence 


school ing 


Number of chl 1dren_ 
Name 






Place of bl rth 


Number of years oT 
Res i dence 


school Ing 


Number of chi idren 


Name , , 


Place of bi rth 




Number of years o'f 
Res i dence 


school Ing 


Number of chl Idreri 





lS of bi rth 

OccupaTTSrT 



rth 



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AsSM.NMtNT OF I ITERARY RIGHTS U '' you and your family are williruj) 
Rockford Public Lib,- J. mincv:. 



Date 






GENKALOGY CHART 



_Jghanri M KRUGJOHA 
1 Great grandfather 



loritz KRUGJOHANN 



Grandfather 

b17, January 1885 
Moritz Joshua KRUGJOH \MN n, March 1910 



lia Jean KRUGJOHANN 



n 1^, November I956 
ried 



Father 

3 23, December 1921 
M 9, May 19^7 



1 B 

M 
D 



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D 21, February 1959 Great grandmother 



M^ry KRipOHANN 

Grandmother 



B 9, March 1889 
D 31, January 1959 



B 
D 

^[pshiia . TS-GKUHT. 

B 
M 
D 



IngorrlTSCHUDY 



Edward JOHNSON 



Ernest JOH.iSON 



Bpt + v Jp^n KRIia.TnHANM 



Mother 

B 3, July 1926 
j^ 9, May 19^7 
D 



Grandfather^ ^^ 
B 23, Marchiqoo 

M in 1925 



— \ ^ 

D 



Clara JOHNSON 



Henry HANSON 
) B ^^ April 1863 ' 



Viola Eli zabeth 



Grandmother 

B 8, November 1908 ^-^ena -HANSON 



3, October 193 
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BIBLIOGRAPHY 
Interviews with my parents, and Grandparents 
' Used pictures 
[•' ^ Family Genealoeie 



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1000 Years of Personel History in TschudJ Chart 

STARTED A/ITH JOHN 

The founder of the family was a tough old boy known only "John" 
He was born a serf--or slave--in 870, when Switzerland was in Burgundy, 
one of the three parts into which Charlemagne's sons had divided 
Europe. Nobody--especialJy serfs--had family names then, and old 
John, like hundreds of millio'is of other European underdogs, would 
have passed into oblivion if he hadn't been made a free man given a 
title of nobility--with the title "Herr, or "Lord"--in 906o Nobody 
knows why. It seems there was a lot of social unrest in Europe 1,035 
years ago, and almost anything could happen. 

The next thing known about Tschudys is in 1029, a cool jump of 
123 years from the first mention. But there's a legal paper, in 
Latin, in which the abbess of the convent at Seckingen, Switzerland, 
grants some land to one "Meyer Rudolf of Glarus , called Schudi." 
Luckily for historians, the custom in those days was to list your 
forefathers in legal documents--as far back as you knew them, or 
until the scribe got tired--and Rudolf's great-grandfather was the 
"Herr John" of 906. 

SCHUDI IS A NICKNA.E 
"Meyer" was just another minor title, and the "Sc udi" — this is 
the f'rst time the name ever apreared--is nothing but a nickname. It 
became the family name a few hundred years afterward, and the local 
Tschudys have been unable to find out wh;.t it means. They've heard 
that it means "good fellow" in Russian, but don't know for sure. 



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Fedual contacts, showing that the Tschudys had acquired castles, 
one named Flums , anot'-'.er na-ied Graepplan.E^, and a third named 
Schwarzwasserstelz , and written promises to rule their serfs justly 
pop up all through the middle ages at intervals. 

In 125^ a Tschudy sold an Alp the family had acquired-- the 
Hoeralp, it was called--and left on a crusade to the Holy Land, The 
next year he v^'as killed, in Tartary. Of course all the Tschudys v/ere 
Roman Catholics then, for there hadn't been a reformation yet. When 
the big religious splijj came, the family split with it. One member 
is down in history as a great friend of the reformer Zwingli, but he 
remained a stanch Catholic. 
PRIESTS AND NUNS 

Roughly speaking, the left half of the Tschudys chart is devoted 
to Catholics, the right to Protestants, but backsliders and heretics 
happen in the best of families. On the left side are numerous priests 
and nuns--with v/hom the direct line always stops, of course. There's 
one ■priest, though, in the sixteenth century, who got married, was 
unfrocked and excommunicated--and kept on holding masses just the 
sa^-e. There's a cardinal on that side of the family tree, too. 

There was a Jev;ish branch of the fa'^-uly, too. Because of 
intermarriage one line of Tschudys were on a medival Germian "Jev/ list" 
--reminder of cruei ghettoes and bloody pogroms. 



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Also on the left side are the Italian and Spanish Tschudys ,many 
of whom were generals and nilitary goveriors. In the 1700! s, for 
instance, Joseph Anthony Tschudy was viceroy of Sicily, and later 
became margrave of San Pasquale besides. He v/as the first Sicilian 
viceroy of nonroyal blood. About a dozen Tschudys became counts or 
dukes in Spain about the sam® time. 

THE" ROTTEN" BRANCH 

Right above the "rotten" branch is the Hapsburg limb of the 
fam.ily. It seems a beautiful Tschudy Daughter was taken in marriage 
by one of the Aus trial imperial family, and as a result there was 
Tschudy blood in the main Hapsburg line for 18 generations or, roughly 
I 350 years. "But there is no Hapsburg blood in the Tschudys , "declares 
Mrs. Tschudy, with pride in her voice. 

The rotten branch starts off all right, but soon leads to a 
Tschudy who left town rather than give an accounting of his tax books 
in respose to a popular demand. It looks I'.ke fourteenth century 
graft. As if that wern't bad enough, his son came back to the little 
Swiss town a few years latter and tried to assassinate the ;:,ayor, in 
revenge. He got killed himself in attempt , and that's where the 
"rotten" branch breaks off. 

A much bloodier story brought nothing but honor to the Tschudys. 
It was a double Romeo and Juliet plot. Ambushed by hirelings of a 
family enemy, alone in the forest one day, a stout Tschudy pulled up 
a pine tree and killed several of the attackers with ito His son undid 
his victory by falling in lo--e with and marrying an enemy's daughter. 
The lethal pine tree is an important feature of the Tschudy coat of 
arms. 



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MANY CATHERINES 
Pathetic reminders of early European health conditions are the many 
rows of tiny circles on family twigs. Sometimes there will be four 
or five, all labeled "Catherine". It seems that the little Catherines 
died, one by one, and the next girl baby would be named Catherine 
until finally the parents got a Catherine that lived. 

Among the 3,550 Tschudys you can find virtually every trade, 
business and profession, from "Hans, member of the tanner's guild," 
and Jakob, head of the vineyard workers," to "Aegidius, lij-05-1572, 
the "Father of Swiss History", doctors, lawyers, comune presidents and 

ambassadors. A Tschudy harpsschord maker founded the leading English 
piano manufacturing concerno 

Many of them //ent to Germany and France, and a collateral line 
took part in the Kiev rebellion in Russia in 106?. Many of them 
were in the pope's colorful Swiss guard at the Vatican. 

About 1800 the Tschudys started coming to America, There are 
hundreds of Tschudys in Wisconsin. New Glarus, Wisconsin is named 
after their native canton, or country. 



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My Grandmot'ier was born March '?, I8B9 in New Glarus, Wisconsin 
to Joshua and Inger Tschudyo She attended New Glarus Grade School o 
There were nine children in my Grandmothers family. The family 
lived on a farm ,iust outside of town. She was a Republican and a 
member of the Swiss Evangelical Reformed Church and belonged to the 
Germania club in New Glarus. Grandmother owned the first liquior 
license and tavern after prohibition in the village. She died on 
Saturday January 31 1 1959 at 7:^5 p.m.. in Saint Anthony Hospital 
after weeks of illness at the age of 69<. 

My Grandfather was born January 17, 1885 in Langenholzhausen, 
to Mro and Mrs. Johann Moritz Kruglohann. He had to serve in the 
German army for two years. In I9O6 at the age of 21 he came to the 
United States. He had a brother Henry and a sister Henrietta,- He 
was a shoe maker by trade. My Grandfather also had a stil 'n the 
barn where he made whiskey during the period of "orohibitiono After 
that my Grandpa and Grandma moved to Rockford. My Grandpa worked 
for Mattison Machine for six years as a janitor before retiring in 
1950, My Grandpa was a member of the Swiss Evangelical Reformed 
Church. Grandpa died at '^:45 a.m. Saturday in his home after a long 
illness on Febuary 21, 1959. 






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My Grandfather and Grandmoth'^r -."ere married in Freeport, 
Illinois on March 11, 1910 o They had twelve children.. Grandfather 
and Grandmother raised their children in a large farm, house. The 
house had four bedrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen and 
basem.ento There was a big hill in front of the house and a creek 
in the backo The hovse still stands and is occupied » Grandpa was 
a shoe maker and bootlegfer.. In 19^1 they moved to Rockford, 
Grandpa got a job as a janitor for Mattison Machine for six years 
until he retired in 1950« They rented an apartment. The apartment 
a one story frame had two bedrooms, a bath-rooii, kitcheh, living room 
and utility room. They both died three weeks apart from eachother 
do to a long illness. 



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GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER ELIERT SOOMARKEN HANSOM 
Eilert Soomarken Hanson v/as born in Jevnaker, Hadeland, Norway. 
He came to America in IS5I. He bought a farm, west of Blanchardville 
of 160 acres in I856 from Buchanan, President of the United States. 
He later added to the farm another ^0 acres bought from President 
Buchanan. The needs for survival being paramount, it was no 
coincidence that Great Great Grandpa Hanson sought out a place where 
there v^la.s a nice gurgling spring close by and a abundant supply of 
building stone and timber, on fertile land where good crops could 
be raised. Besides being a pioneer and farmer, he v^as a cabinet 
maker and carpenter; he built the fine large house that they raised 
their big family in. In the basement was a very well-constructed 
cabinet makers bench, 

GREAT GREAT GRANDiViOTHER OLIA oEREMIASON 
Olia Jerem'^ason Hanson came to America in 1853 from Norde, Aurdal , 
Valders, Norway, but she didn't have the Hanson on her name at that 
time. She came across the Atlantic Ocean in a sailboat with her 
parents and brothers and sisters. Eilert had his farm when he married 
Olia and they al'va^s lived there. Here is a record item "The 
territory around Yellowstone v.;as very large so Rev Saevig had it 
organized into two ladies aides, a north ladies aid and a south ladies 
aid; my Great Great Grandma Olia Hanson was a charter member of the 
north ladies aid, organized in 1886, and they used to meet in the 
Cleary schoolhose once a montho" 



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GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER AND GREAT GREAT GRANDkIOTHER HANSON 
Great Great Grandpa and Grandma were married on June 9, 1879. 
The marriage ceremony was given in Norwegian by Rev. Saevig. Great 
Great Grandpa and Grandma raised eight children, these be'ng the 
fifth generation of the family. Their names were Hannah, Henry, 
Julia, Bm.ma, Carrie, Nora, OLaf, and Ellen. 

1. Hannah was born on December 12, l86l. She was married to 
John 0. Johnson on May 9. 1882 at Knudt Gregory's residence by 
Knudt Gregory Justice of the Peace. They had eight children. John 
was a dealer in livestock and farmer. Hannah died on January 12, 1952 

Their Children 

1. Elmer Julius HANSON, born December 10, 185' f married Geneva Larson 

2. OLga Eleanora HANSON, born April 3, I896, married to Arthar Guldhau^ 
3o Kenery Melvin HANSON, born June 1, I8I8, married to Margaret Kipfer, 
J^. Joseph Alvin HANSON, born July 2, I89O, died May 3, I9II 

5. Emma Mabel HANSON, born December 8, I892, married Harry Holmes 

6. Milton Sylvester HANSON, born May 3, 1895, married Adolyn Thompson 

7. Nellie Josephine HANSON, born April 9, 1901, died April 20, I9OI 
80 Eugene Clarence HANSON, BORN (Bctober 24, 1902, married Hazel 
Hendrickson 

2o Henry was born on April 26,1^>0$. He was married to Lena 
Emberson on March 30, 1895 in Yellowstone Lutheran Church by Revo 
0. M. Saevig. Henery was a farmer. To this union v/ere bornj 
lo Clara Olive HANSOE born January 3. I896, marr'ed to Albert Ing-well 
who died December 26, 1918, marr'ied to Emil VonArx July 6, 1925» died 



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2. Edwin Harry HA ''SON, born January 9, 1''98, married to Clara Haldiman. 

3. James ^lilton HANSON, born May 5, 1899, died October 3, I936 

4. Effie Marie HANSOM, born August 2R, 1901, married F. Wilmer Ingwell, 
died May 17, I96O 

5. Edna Nora Hanson, born Jume 14, I906, married Grant Ingwell, died 

6. Bennie Morris HANSON, born January 7, 1904, died 

7o Viola Elizabeth HANSON, born November 8, I9O8, married Ernest 
Johnson. Married Harry Bishop 

3. Julia was born on December 3 1864. She married Halvor Anderson 
on April 1, 18'^3. Halvro was a farmer. They had seven children. 
Julia died on October 25, 1944. 
Their Children 

1. Henry E., born December 27, 1883, married Elida Berg 

2. Inger, born December 15, I885, married Clarence 0. Johnson 

3. George E. born December 3, 1888, married Jilia E, Knudson 

4o Lena Emelia, born November 15. 1890, married Carl Johan Milestone 

5. Elmer Melvin, born Febuary 12, 1893, died December 3, I963 

6. Edward I., born January 19, 1^97, married Luella Kersten, both deceased 

7. Haldor died in infancy. 

4o E-im.a o. was married to Aslak Boley. She died in childbirth 
July 1 1^86. 

5. Carrie was '^larried to Isaac Ingwell in January 1 887. 
Their Children 
1. Mabel, born May 17, 1888, died Decemberl6, 1933 
2„ Henry, born June I6, I89O, died March 18, I9II 



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3., Nora Alvina, born July 14, 1892, married Alvin Hanson, both deceased 

4. Bennie Amos, born August 24, 1894, died August 26, 1920 

5. William, born October 19, I896, married Inez Swenson 

6. Nora was married to John Gudmand Johnson December 20, I89I. 
Their children 
l.Mattie Elvina, September 18, 1&93, married Albert Jensen 

2. Gustavus Emil, born July 25, 1895, married Lois Meritt 

3. William Robert, born June 5,1897, married Mildred Johnson 

4. Alexander, born Febuary 18, 1899, married Ann Hernandez 

5. Lenore Josephine, October 26, 1902, married Hallie Worden Laberee 
6„ Lawrence Joseph, born May 5, 1911, married Julia Katherine Snapp 

7. Ellen was married to i^dward Emberson on March 23, I896. 
Their Children 

1. Harry Elmer, born March 12, 1897, died October7, 1923 

2. eiive Caroline, born April 26, IS98, married Edwin G. Kolden 

3. Casper Martin, March 3, I9OO, 

4. Elizabeth Eda, born August 3, 1903, married Teddy Kolden 

5. Marvin Burnell, born August 17, 1904, married Helen Marie Erickson 
6„ Wilraer Edwin, born December 7, 1907, died June 2 1968 

7o Viola, Born September 6, 19(D0, married Olin Nelson, deceased 
8. Thelma, born May 20, 1913 



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My Grandfather was born on his Father's farm in Lafayette, 
Vfisconsin on March 2'}, 1900. He was Confirmed and Baptized in 
Nonseigen in Yellowstone Church on the 19th of September in 1915, 
He attended Cline Rural School for three years. He farmed and 
lived with his Father. The farm was a 350 acre dairy farm. The 
house was really big. After that he resided in Argyi in a one 
roonJ;railolr. Presently he is married to a real nice lady. 

My Grandmother was born in Argyle Township November 8, 1908 
to the parents of Henry and Lena Emberson Hanson. Baptized and 
Confirmed at Yellow stone Lutheran Church. The family lived on a 
156 acre farm. The land was rolling furtile, with timber, springs 
and creeks running through it. They had a big hundred foot hip 
roofed barn, a large farm house and a few other buildings. 
Grandma completed nine years of school. She now resides in Blanch- 
ardville, Wisconsin in an apartment over the post office. The 
apartment has six rooms, living room, kitchen, dining room , bath 
and to bedrooms. 



My Father -as born in New Glarus, Wisconsin on December 23, 
1921 to Mr. and Mrs. Moritz J. Krugjohann. He attended New Glarus 
Grade School, and High School. He was a basketball player and 
team manager. He graduated in 1938. The family lived in a t arge 
farm house. The house had four bedrooms, a living room, dining 
room, kitchen, and basement. There was a big hill in front of the 
house and a creek in the backo The house still stands and is 
occupied. My Dad worked on a farm seventeen days, made seventeen 
dollars and quit. After that he worked for the village for two 
years doing odd :"obs such as digging ditches, and planting hybrid 
corn. In 19^0 he started working for Pet Milk Company until he 
left for the service in August of 19^2. He was discharged forty- 
five months later on January 6, 19^6. He returned to Pet Milk 
Company where he met my mother. He than moved to Rockford to seek 
employment and a place to live with marriage in mind. 



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My mother was born on her Grandfathers farm in Lafayette, 
County, Wisconsin on July 3. l'^21 to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnsono 
She was Baptised at Yellowstone Church, and Confirmed at Apple 
Grove. The house the family lived in was a big five bedroom 
farmhouse with 350 acres of land. The family did farm chores 
milking the cows, feeding the pigs, chickens, and harvesting the 
corn, oats, and hay. The family considered themselves well off 
until the depression hit in 192"'. She attended Cline Rural School 
and graduated from New Glarus High School in 19'4-5. She wanted to 
be in the band, but her Grandfather said, "band was onl. for boys" 
and wouldn't by her a clarinet. She worked on the farm until 19'^1, 
After leaving home she started to work at Pet Milk Company part 
time for three years until she met my Father. 



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My mother first corresponded with Father while in the U.S. 
Army, She resided with an Uncle and Aunt. They said to write to 
the boys in the services. While she was in High School worked at 
Pet Milk Company where she met my Father who drove a tank truck. 
They met on a blind date through coworkers on March 26, 19^■6oZnc,^ 
On my Fathers birthday they got engaged. They decided not to marry 
till housffing^ was decided upono They were married on May 9. 19'^? in 
the Trinity Lutheran Parsonage by the late 0. G, Beckstrand. My 
mother and Father have resided at 171? Rose Ave since thsir marriage, 
The apartment is a two story frame has four romms , two bedrooms 
living room, kitchen, bath and utility room. The apartment is 
located on the South West side of Rockford. My Father's parents, 
brothers and sisters lived in the neighborhood at one time. He 
worked for J. Rubin and Company for thirteen years driving a demster 
truck. He is employed at Greenlee Brothers, as a truck driver and 
owns a salvage business. My mother worked at Fr-^e Sewing 
Machine Company for nine years until she became pregnant. She was 
self employed in domestic work and is a homenaker. She is also 
employed at Eclipse where she works in assembly. 



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I was born on .Wednesday the 14th of November in 1956 at 
Swedish American Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Motitz J. Krugjohann. 
I was Baptised and Confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. I 
attended Julia Lathrop Grade School, Washington Middle School, 
And East High School. I participated in the Washington, and 
East High Bands playing a clarinet. I have resided at 1717 Rose 
Ave. since birth with ray parents. Some of my interests and 
hobbies are reading, antiques, traveling, creative stichery, 
music, and collecting things. My future plans are to attend 
the University of Wisconsin at Platteville in the fall of 1975 
to study in the area of Elementary Education. 



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KUNDE. LARRY JAflES, 1956- 



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TAMILY HISTORY 

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cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

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

^Blacks Indians M exicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews f^t entra] Europeans I tal lans ^Slavs 

Irish B ri t Ish ^;^^^ atlve Americans over several generations 

^East Asian ^Other 

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FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 



ead, date of death S /llr. y l'^U\ 



Nam e j^n p \ rj^ f) W/U JJc Current Residence 

I f dead, date of deal 

Place of birth fA;,^^ 7-//:..:^ Date of Birth p jff\ q.^ j ^%'^ 

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r Education (nun^er of years): 

^ grade schoo) ^^g c/y.'t high school vocational college 



y Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

f _— \ t (after leaving home), 

K ' s t rg\r (^i{\ ^ Dates \\it. ' st f^u^iU^ Tl/^ Dates 

. 2nd ^J Dates 2nd (Jr^.^.r. T/L D ate V^y>/% ) 

3rd Petes 3rd Dates 

X: '♦th Dates kx.\\ Dates 



Religion AfJig/^q^ 

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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother ^,^A,\ ^^ T/l.nslS ^ ^^Tj^^^^jv;^/^ 

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

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name ffnS^ Current Residence ___,...______^__________ 

If dead, date of death -2 q Ap/y.l /^feH 

Place of birth /90a/^enCt<, r///?^;.3 Date of birth / 7 floq^^^\ ll%5 

Education (number of years): 
grade schooi |o)^ \<^-^^ ^'9^ school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ . , , A .(after leavjnq home) 
1»t /^^^:.. ^ ^..^-.,^Ae Dates K.H€ 1st /^u^We.. Cl I. Dates 

2nd Dates 2n d U^.^r, ^JTI L D ates 

3r d Dates 3r d D ates 

^th Dates 4t h D ates 

Religion "UulherarJ 

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



Place 
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o, "■rrl.9. to your gr.njf.th.r ^ , ^/ „ ^;, ,^^. , pATeg „ A^. A I . ,-. V 
fSaHit" Sfi»fh»"8.M'it''tl(l8 W<'^A-^)f ''"Prnther or another relative give 



A- I '.I epijr .^dilf ather (your fjiher'j side) 

K iiiM- Current Residence 

I ) ■U-nd, (l.itc of death 



PLice of birih Date of Birth 



Educ.it ion (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college_ 



Occupation(s) ' PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Ut Dates 1st Dates 



2ni Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


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Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


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3rd Dates 3rd D ates 

iith Dates '♦th Dates 

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



IHace of marriage to your grandmother date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Hatr*. Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



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Education (number of years): 
grade school high school vocational c ollege 

Occupetlon(i) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

5rd D ates 3rd D ates 

He I i g i on 



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



Place of rnarriage to your grandfather ^Date 



Grniidfather (your mother's side) 

Nameg .:;\..,.P, LLI RUV DOI) II ' Current Residence 

If drad, date of death .3'7 ///^^^ /ty^V 

Place of birth (C, p / V/\ q fU y Date of birth ^ n^J.^oaOy I B ? 4> 

Education (number of years): / / 
grade school d^ygg/^s high gchool vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

/^ . ^ J (after leaving home) 

<9t rq^/ninq Dates //te 1st (^.7,0. ,^^ . J"//, .; o. j Dates /^o>/^lll 

2"^ ^Dates 2nd /T^.^^^a a^ T//..j,-,,^ D ates /^),1- li-lH 

3rd D ates 3 rd D ates 

^th Dates ^ th D ates 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother r/]^ /\c. n an 1" 1 1 .o . ^ date ,/ .y] ^ . I (6,,^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a 4?6ft^lf l ^Jlft /■ ll k l li/ r ^ f'^^Ul^Vti (lO j ge l8 )^ V^^^ '^^ '^^^ 
j give that data on the back of this page (t-l) 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 



Name /7/7/)a S.C.f^lLlVOUj C urrent Residence 

I f dead, date of death ^^ /^p.l I^^U ^l 

P'ace of birth //?ap€0 ^O ,,^\\"^nn:^ D'te of blrthf^'^S ?T..Af. \ S S 5" 

Education (number of yearSl 
grade school ! (p|.^- V high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

E> I . (after leaving home) 

ao^'.Af. nnA Hr.o seo^.W Dates Aife 1st Cj.^.^r,^ ^/^//o,,,A Dates /^^7 -/f/7 

2"^ ^D*'" 2'^d //^.,.w.a,, . J^/A/)o/\ Dates /H.i-A^-y 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



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Political party, civil or social clubs. 



sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r /Th. t- P r, g I. >//;r.,j;<; ^ ^^^ /J. ^')^-f^-^ ^^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmotherjbr Another r»i»«-iw« f^o r;c i^;' 
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C-l b, t epgrandf aCher (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

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Dates 


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Dates 


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Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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



Placg of marriage to your grandmother d at6 

D-? S tc(K)r.indmothiT (your mother's side) T[ ^^ ' ^ ^'^N"^ 

s.ime Current Residence 



I f (l(;.j(l. -Lit'- of death 



f'l.ici- of birth Date of birtli 

Education (number of years) 
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Occupat i on (s ) 

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Dates 




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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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Dates 


Dates 


2nd 




Dates 


Dates 


3rd 




Dates 



0»; I i 'J i on 

Pol i t i cal pdr t / , civil or soci al c lubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 






CHlkPH tN ot A & B ^or A- 1 or t>- 1 ) - your father's name should appear below 

. Place of birth /ynnJ^l^yjr/J.ri..^ date 1 hnr^./ / IIP . 

Number of years of schooH/fg (^ ) ^ . .kJ- V^g^s Occupatlbrt ^ Fc^^^#ff...'^e... . -fe 

Residence A -\V^ :[r\N.,,V;, Marital Statu» /^.t.^^<^/ 

Number of chl Idren ^ ' z^) -C.j^ 

2- Name £.v)pVyy\^ fi- /CtjA^if „^ A , \ I q . S 

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Number of chlldfeh (^"S ^ -|.Wr^-P 

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Number of years of schooling " fOl ac:,,\<? Occupat Tbrt ^^n >^ g 

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Your tflother 



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"!"l"r"TH^"''^f" 



Place o 

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f marriage to your mother C^.' a Vn. ./^ ^'t •'' '^ ^ ' V ' ' 
f you were raised by a stepfather or ai.-^., . -aTaFi 



ve give tnat data on the bfeck 



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Place of birth /;^.7/-g/7Qr), J^T/Z/n n /S 
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Political party, civil or social clubs ^ soi'ori t ies, etc. 

Place of marriage to your father p^^ jTya .til i a o } S 
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Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3 rd Dates 

^th Dates k th ^Dates 

Rel Iglon — — — — . 

Poll t ica-f parMei, dl'vil fif 50£ISI clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother D at< 

f-2 Stepmother _ i ' > rx'.h ^ ^ r> «»oO 



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Place of hirth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) "" 

grade school high school vocational college 



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1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2 nd Dates 

3rd D ates 3 rd Dates 

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



Place of marriage to your father date 



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Reb i dence f^'o^'Mi^ H il . la d ^ J Marital Status /f/<:;^rri ^d 

Number of chudren ' J^ou ^ C^^ 

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Number of years of schooling "~ Occupattcn 

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Number of ch I Idren 



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Number of years of schooling Occupation^ 

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Number of' chi Idren 

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CCUHoES 
Interview with Paiernal Great Aunt 

Interview with l.^tem^^l Aunt 
Interview, with l^uternal Great A-nt 
airth Certil'icatc-j nnd otner Dccun.ents 
Grave Stones 



Fan I. F'^ther's Side, 

r^ul H. KUN'DE was born into a fam.inr faii.Jiy on >.h^ :? 
of I'^ay in *.,ht yea- 1863. The lam. Lhey lived on whilt. r.i was 
rro'.ving up waf loccjted outside ihe village ol Union, Illinois, 
A siriall town Lnat at the Lime h.id a popul-iLlon ol 3C(). He was 
the younrf St of nine children Tom, Albert, Henry, f-^'iv, Loiil, 
tlar'i, Ir.n^i.and Lena were all older than Paul. All of them 
r.rew up on the iir::. and v/orkta it .ill they liii hoac nnd got 
r..rrie,1. Err.il w-> . the only one cf tnc children who ii'jr 't get 
rr.-rritd, Ihere 1? a uniqat: ntory herein that Er.il v/tnL to 
Europt to light in -he v/ar and when ;'.e got o^ck he riidn't want 
to work. He ro mied he country sirie visitinr tich oJ liin 
brother:- ^nd sirters. He would virit v/iih ihtrr, ind thfn 
leive ■•:: :i re on to i he next one. h.y nieir.ory ol Ir.il ir-n't too 
good al.jiOurh he i,i3ited wiLh us ir.any tir:es. One ti.crnir r he 
v/as found dead in cur g";rare. He had coir.e in during th€ nirht 
-and h^C hr'.d a heart attack v/hile sleeping in our rar'vrre. This 
plus tht iact all the others had rotten n.arried lelt F'lul to 
run the lam* oil -ilcne with his father and rioth&r. ' Ke npdlt"" ' 
ir.ost of his time on the farm and didn't meet an awlul loi of 
people. 

Ro:.e ZICKIK was also born into a larn»ing lac.ily in the 
outskirts ol ^.ar«:n?•o, She had two older sirLii:,' In.ily was 

the olitst and Sarah v;as the r.iddle child, because ol .;o3e's' 

if 

lathers age he soon grew v/eak and died it an tarly arct 

This left Rose and htr mother all alone on the laru.. .'.-:> sc "and 
her n.othtr left the larii to live with a sisttr of tier i,. others. 



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.•3bia s'ladJp'il ,1 JTtI 

Vr ifiJ no \Il.B6l ^nlnnfil s cJnl mod spw 3nilU?I .H IueT 

8CW >n 3XIriw no bjvll ^ariJ iinsl sriT .^86^ 'i> sy iriJ nl x^'I "^^^ 

• cionilXI ,noinU to dgelllv sriJ sbxejuo b-j^iijol 2«>w qu aniv.oT-i 

saw 9H ,ODC to noiJoIi/qo-j b brri aralJ ariJ Jc JeriJ nv/oJ Ilerne A 

,I2jii ,xal ,yin9H .Jtjo'IA .moT n3TbXxfio snln "to Ja.)nniJox 3riJ 

ajiiJ lo II A .Ii;b*1 ncrlJ Tsblo Ilr- st9W cnsJ bn6,E»Ti.TiI .fnelJ 

30-% bns j«ori Jul yarij 1 11^ Jl bjAiovt bni-. .in el 3riJ no qu w9T7^ 

J9T J'.Tfcib oriw nDTbllrio jriJ to ano Y-^^o ariJ ^•w Ii.Ti3 .bJliTi-.Ti 

oJ Jnjw XL-nJ JerfJ nianari y'^o-^'"- ^^jplnu c 3i anjrir .bjim^.Ti 

'i/iEW j'.Tblb 9ri jiotd Jori 3;-! nariw bnc nr.w art. nx Jflgxl oJ iqo^ua 

2!ri lo doca ■qnlJIelv §bxa ^{TJnjoo art. baim ot all .Mtow oJ 

n^rt.i bnr mirii riJlw Jlaiv bluow sH .anaJTls bna narUmd 

ooJ J'nTi Xl.nl to xTOJiam y.-l .ano jxan art; OJ no o-^ n :k avt.aX 

9f! 1 umo.a anO .aaiiiJ \ncm ?.u riJlw bajisxv art ri^joii.lB boo^ 

Jrinln artJ '^nlnub ni ^.tioo bad aH .enPif^ uo ni br.)b hnjol aew 

eiffT .anTTJ'T t-Jo nl T^niqaaXa alihw Aoc^Jg Jnr.jri e br.rl bpri bne 

bJ lurl Jlal bJl^^aa naJJc^ bari ?>T9riJo ariJ XXh Joel >riJ aulq 

' ""'^yifrjqr, 9H .n4riJ0ii'bnB TSriJfil 'ilrl riJlw anolf Lie imr-t arlJ m/T 

lo Jol IjjIws nf. Jajoi i'nblb bnc and arfj no araiJ ain lo Jaooi 

♦ .aXloaq 

^ »rij n; xli.a£l ."^niinst a oJni mod o'in a«w HJylJIS rj.ioJi 

eew '([Il-aJ t'^T^J'^io TsbXo owJ brii 9c\ii .o^ntneM to 3Jtx>13Juo 
i. e'asoi; lo 9Buao9d ,bIl:iD iXbbl.i irij acw [ikinS. bnr. J'.anXo ariJ 

Jk to^a \lia3 na Jt, balb bnr. Ai:)\4 w9t<^ noca art a^r. aTariJfl'l 

^^ tee' tie o): .onci art J no ano^e I'ln T>f(jbm T»ri tnc 930H Jl>X elrlT 

*M. • '.•T9dJo.j tjH lo TiJ2le fi rijlw jvlX oJ .rxul "idJ JIjX TjriJoia nari 



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Hose j^r.-i laul knew c-';cli c'.ntr fcr q^iLe a 1 ' rr while 
helorc tr.ry r.. \. lorr^nlly -iv ^ bnrn J.^ir:ce. They h^d :':;rit •..: 
schcol tOr^r.Lh«r nd wtr, to tht s'in.c rhurch. Vhty r.et it. • l'^ 
birr, d-irct. 'ir.i '.hat strfPitd ihcir liv^ r oil Lor^^hcr. Ato-t, a 
yc.^r I'lttr in 1 vO? on April iht 2C th.y were r.-::rrl(d. Tiul 
left his iT'-;.t.rs I'lrr. 'inii coved In-o nis own I'.r-rr. jur*. cui-i:i c 
of H-nlley. in 1909 tr.tir lirst child was ^crn t: ihtir. there 
en cht l-nr.. Ihty nr-.ri;eJ hiaHarcla. He had a rourh tii..fc r.jking 
it Lhrou 'h tht .^irrt ye-ir nr.d 'iitc •. yt/ir la;.er. In th'-it r.'iir.t 
ve-ir, T970, '/Jernfr was born. He riitd •. lew rcn^hs later. I:ut you 
couldn't ii-rour-.rt them and Gladys v;ar borr on U Afril 1 '' ? . 
Two years I u c r on 22 April 19^5 ivelyn was lorn. I^ext r.y 
i-ither v.-a;; torn. Tht re is a diijuie atout the date thourh. 
There were tuo Kundc's torn on k^ July *917. H'.rvry, my j-:;her, 
and Heroie lir twin brc.htr. i-*y dad hinks they were lorn on 
21 July 1917. Hcrbic thinks t-^ev were lorn in 19IB. There 
is no docur.rnteci rrcof 'js to when uhey were torn. They hnv^ 
dilUre-t :::itr> on their drivers licenses nd all ctner iocur..cnv.s 
and referenc'-r.. After Dai and iierUie car-.e iv.ildred in nup;u"t 
of 1919. ■■. {tc r Xilared cane ..wo rr.ore casualties, Earl was ocm 
in 1920 and died in the sar.e ye^r. Fr,ul was bcrn in 19^1 nd 
died in 1922. 'Ihcn crir.e the la-t ol . ne ten children Violft. 
who was bcrn 9 April i=)23 and died Just last year on 21 Uo\tU' 
ber 1973. Tha>.s .heir family ana wh-^t is re.'.en.lered ty n:y 
father ^jnd one oj his aunts. All six worked or -ne Jam ti 
they lelt hr.me v.-hen ihey f-o.. r.iaried. Ihe pirls y/orked in the 
field 30f..e tir.es tut were not n.ode c do -.c n..-ch as the v.o ,wins. 



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.t)lnTi?.-; 9T9W \j[\J OS eriJ llTqA no ?0«. ■ f ; !>• i -■ v 

3 :..^^ '-u'^ .r-T.-l nwo a 2.1 c. n; ftavom bnc ;aT!'i z.i.i .ilil 

.^'; j.ij .-n-Tfj :J anc^ cew bLiAo Jaiil tx^-j <?0C f .-.» .\aiJn;-H lo 

uc\; JUL! .liJcL erij-Ton w3l »•, h^ir 9K .mod esw t ^maU' .O'-'" ,'-' ••. 

.t'''f IxTiA 4^ no ."nod -^fiw e^bLir) bnc .TDri; - .-:.jo:ir.it ^'nbluoo 

y.ri jx-st' ,moJ SEW nYl3vi ^'ot IIitA liS iio -;3J(i 3109^ ov/T 

.i-l-\ijcr'* jjPb 9riJ Jjoic 9fj^ilt; c si 9T)riT .mo i I'.f.w TJriJi'l 

,TJr(;i-l -{SI ,^3VT.-H .Tf9* xI»Jl> f!i no n-icd 2'3tnj.'i' en \»t^w STJhT 

; .) n-toJ STJw x*riJ 83<nif! bcb yi-i .Tiri-OTd iiiwJ '.ii. ':*iui3ll bni. 

■iijtiT .firer nl moJ 3T3'.v v3".; ^MnlrlJ 3:dT3H .VfCt '{1-'^ fS 

->vEri Y-^f*-^ .mod dT3w \ecij natiw oJ 3c lomq b-)Jm.ni;:3ot") on 3l 

a-nj-UDot T9riJ3 Hb on- EosmoiL a-uvinb ttJi-Jj no n.t;i;i j/raTatlxb 

J-'JTfiuA nl biibli.i 3.aeo aic'TsH fane fcr-G T3J1A ,r. jan^j^alST h.ir> 

tnoo sow iTRi ,CJiJtiW3C0 3to.:i ow.: «nr.o bJTcIi.-'. tjjI/' .^fv'f lo 

ri ic aew Lu^'i .tpjx 9»ue2 siiJ ni bj:b bar. OS^f nt 

JiXoiV /liibliilo riJJ a. lo J^.i^I sriJ jihgo narii" . • .* f ni bjxh 

-uiJ/o»l tS no ifcJX Jb»1 i'i^j'^ bilb bno C -^^ Il'iqA ^ n-iod sow ortw 

Xr. -(J b>T 3 liaJ.»3T ei Jrnw t)^^ y^limel Ti-ytij ^.CiiT .{;V9r -ioJ 

-iiJ <TT«l »n.. no byifioM xIk ii: .?jjnu»- ?i;i1 lo 3no Dnt^ TSriJal 

♦ ; J .-. ■, \-\Qi sItx^ Sfir .b9i-;: .1 .0^ \ii\) nj.iw dB.ni Jt«»I VidJ 

.p-niw- ow »rtJ cfc d^^tii c*- oh o j.^ ho Jon 3n3w Jul e^iniJ >..ioti br3il 



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Thty were ni- t^e to co to school ifirouf»h tjh< « if-ii;.h rr"ie r^A 
wtre aj Icwfcd to ro l; i-iher il they wantcri to. Only Violtt 
wtT.t lc)nf'fcr .ino Phc- i inivShcd hirh achool, Ihey h^.o to walk to 
aiui iron. srhr(cl» They usually walked -ortthtr over -i two rale 
pith to ihc school houFf , In their ejjfirc timt thty would w.iiic 
into tov.'n./ Vhcrc a Zhvcrn would show n.ovies out'ildt in, ihe 
siui.er. Thcr th'.yM walk omck honiC . !»»y latner nd Mtrt^ie 
did h'ivc sore troi-ble wi ,-h- peopie re tinp; wiixed up over :.'. ii 
idtntitits at tines. As they rot older i-^, was casyier tc r.«_e,\. 
aari h*\d fillfd o..t more ind Htrbie was tailtr. Alter 4uittln^ 
schc: 1 in eirhth frriiie uy did CLiycd on the iaria and worked it 
with iierbie, r.ildredand Violet, 
art II, ..y l-.cthers sid^. 

Gustave \v'. bLOKDCuI* was Lorn in Germany on B February 
1 B76. riot alot is known obout his chiidhood. 'm« do know 
he carr.e over to the unltea states bcc\ife«n the ascs ol 9 -ni 
13. Hp c.imc over with his parents and Sft letl in ihe Union 
art*!, lie h'.d iour brothers, Albert Hemian, Charity | ^r\A \up'URt 
who war i nt younrest. They r>e . led in Inion, on a farm and they 
worked tnis i nr. all of thoir lives. Gu8ta*#'<Sid lea re the iarm 
when he rnarried Anni fCLLNOW, Anna's father also caiue ovtr 
j ror. Gerrr.;iny, He came over hlinaell when h* WftS youn^?, he pot^ , 
mirried ind en. led up havinr 10 children. >ililiiti«, tillle, 
Thelia, T-^'ir-ha, Lilly, Elsie, Anna, Hmk, >red and Arthur, 
Anna and Gur.t.'ive knew ench other all i.hclr liv^s t ro* going 
to chur-^h to.-tttur. Then on I6 i*arch I9O7 when Anna was 22 
and Gur.tive 31 they were married and r,et oil to start thtir own 
lives. 

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J«IolV xinO .oj i-jjnBw y-**"'*^ ^^ 'X'3."iJ . ' .t ij.vj^ir. ^t >w 

o4 :»Ir' ' • n x**^'' .ioofioe rha."! b3(l3i.ai I ^ n3-incjl j,tjw 

ar(j nl ^hJeJix e»;vu.a wori*? hKow myv»jc s jtjj.i •: 

3!jT;?h bn • lonJrl x."! J.nori >ioj»^ Jilcw i)*^-'^^ n->.-.. . i ^ i ujb 

11 -:).'o qj b«Xiim .r^nxj *"«>, ^i'^oaq .ri-iw ^Ld^oiJ o.icc. ovkii bib 

j^aj: -^J TJivi.'BJ eav j>i i^bXo 5on ydrlJ eA .a-jniJ ^c ajl.fiJrubi 

„ ^nlJJiup laJlA .ijX^^ ?QV/ didijH bnt- 3Toai Ji;o bill' I brri bob 

Jl bsXiow bnu wTSi 9riJ no boiff JS bi^b \i.\ sbcrri rtJri'^i:? ni looiina 

..tiloiV bfif.baTbli.'i .yidTSH riJiw 

\"it..j"iu^T. S no x***^*^'''*^ ^^ moJ 3fw IblOClGJH .V.' ovoJeuC 

woiUi ob »W .KjortbIiri-3 aifi Jooco nwon;J ai JoIk JcH ,dV8 f 

:.!• C tc 83sft 9.iJ Ad9WJ3<l a»J»Ja ©jJinu ariJ oJ t^vo s.ney 9ri 

r.-jinii irf> nr 4>«1 J^s fcnc BJnDtJ'q aJri nJiw t9vo Sitico ^H .Cf 

J9u\uf^ bnfc ,\3lisdO ,fT«anaH Jisdlk ,eT3f!joiJ nuot b.\rf ell «f9TB 

^driJ bne tncJ. c no aoinJ ni b)i yr. xerlT ,3R:finuo\ j!"> "".ovc of'w 

jrist s.li SYBal b2fcr%tfcJ8k'0 , cavil niortj lo ife .-m I Rirfj ba^liow 

Tjvo »a]«3 oalP *r3;iJi.l a'#naA .WOyiJJO-i tnnA b>i^^e.^: ^ijl n^riw 

,-v>a art -^lim^oY WW _<£( njtv lX9eiaJ.rt lovo jmuq >ii .yniinot) mnl 

.•ilXii .tllllUM,- • .n^-bXirto or 'inivfiri qu bsino tvu betTii3fli 

.Ti.'riJiA bne bsii ',jinPH ,cnnA ,9tc.l3 ^xiliA ^nd^-icA ,fiiX3riT 

^nroa *0t1 ewvililirtJ XI« nddJo none vin^ nvr.JnuC bnu rn-iA 

-'^ aB«r ^fioA n>/1w VOV^ HdtM df no nartT ,'i>il}j-noJ ri-'Turlo oJ 

/i»o nj.il JTMJC OJ tto Jts bna b3i!i«n jt iw yarfj TC *vrJnuO bne 

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'Ihey St. irt a fam. and kept it ior ttn, y«ars during i':\i:-. 
time four ci.ildren were lorn to LhtJfc. . , riorenca was bom in 790d 
Irancia in 1909, ^•arvin wl»o v«»& ton> in V9t9 l-^*^ died a yf.ijr lat- 
er and Clircncfc in 191 5« Thfn in 191? they aiOVfea to f^^arenr^o. 
Living in i.own now Gusiave found work on a l&r% while Anna 
stayed at honie and did housework. IVo Lore ohiidren were borij 
to them .it this lime, Helen ny mother and Cordtby.They were horn 
in 1-22 and 1 92C rtspectivlc y. All grew up to p:et married the 
last oi wViirh wfis r.y ruother. Th«y weren't tmrt luuch oy uhc 
depression. 3u5iave had a Job so did Horence^s husband. 
I rvin Kotoiin, Fan' 3 husband wae on well«r€ for a whAHc out 
soon trot a joo. Clarence foupht in '.Worlds , Ilia r II then came 
hoKfc to /ret rrurried, .shen he had ffo.tt-n tkock my vtom hud rotten 
married and DcrOchy v.as to lie narried to ^H*i .St'JndiGh 'i sar(j;e- 
ant in the arriy vn( oS^q !o-rht in V.'c^U OOoJ^ !!♦ 





,?ran'liat».tb- <OD'|V<\oe&Wc)<5rn 



an.i iiy eldest Qcoti^'^y' 'Zale, 



SOCr ni rrio<^ eew •aa^moli .«3riJ 04 rnoJ 3t,>w nanbliao tuoI 9inii 

\y4Mi 193^ a b^ib Ju4 $t^i ni frtod aaw odw nlviAt4 ,^C9( ni aionoii 

.o,'ine-i%4 oJ b^Yom X9d^ ?rcr ni ntriT .St^J ni son^TtlO bnR is 

EnnA •Ilriw «ta) a no }<iow bnuol 9vajauC won nwoJ ni ^nivij 

•pno:i 319W n3il}iid« •to.4 owT .Ttnowsajjori bib bnfi aoiurl Jb baxeJa 

«naJ 9Tew Y^dT.^dJ^ioQ bns narlJooi yia n»X»K (SoiiJ aidj Ji-. lasriJ oJ 

♦riJ baiiinB Jaj otf qu W3i8 IIA .v JivxJoaqe jt OSC f bno SSn t ni 

.bnRdsuri ■■•oDroicH bib da do„ s hsri aveJeuC .noiR39iq9b 

juo •j(Ai1w ft 10 1 #ii#iX9w no 8PW bnodsud e'nfii ,niIo3o^ nivil 

•me-o a^riJil veil. ijXioW ni Jrt,^uol •r>n9n«X0 .uo(, i^ Jori noos 

nsJJon b»)d OKMi \m ikomd n3^.o«, bsd 9d ntdW •b9li'ir(n J9r) oJ :>aiod 

f«^<*«^iAe l^ rtaibnpjc ^0r oj bsiineii «ii oJ esw ^trfJOToQ bne baiTT/Mi 

.11 'Wvl) »/'»oW ni JdTtwot ..' oriw '{ima sriJ nl 3nB 





tnci^fy^ 






mob-^H' Ji>/->/^c»c) ^^.ft«ihn»T3 



}'a rt III .. Fa rent s 1 i 1 e . 

NotTi ir.c D'id had known each othi r all Lh« ir iivtr.. They went 
to church lopfcthtr .tn,i r.itt n^iny iiUies ot tht ri.ovits. ihey prot 
o.srricd en 29 Novimber 19^'. lieltn was workirp in n : r'.ory at 
Tht lir.f whiii. H»rvfy was workinf on hife laihcrs iarr... \f\.er 
their rr.ar; irife mor.* kept workinf at the" factory and D'ld p-ot s Job 
on '.he -ctcrson i^rm. A bi>^ i«rni covering a Iarr*' part ol the 
Union arcn. As the farm p;ot lurper in the next ye ir they 
built hi'ui5e3 on the larra ond p.oi.. and did raoved into one of 
the houi^ts. Tnert dad worked ana moM did Aouaewprk and also 
helped out on the inrK) a li tie. They us«d to "all Cit in a 
big barn togiether. The feed would lc prepared by xht wives of 
the workers. In '"■iU2 Gale was lorn on the 12 of June. He wos 
the first of .hrte children to be born on the f«mj, Bornie 
came two ye^rn latfr on 18 June in )9uU and Sinny'on 5 of 
December 1950. Gale loved to hunt and fis-. while Bonnie and 
Ginny nelptd mon. out in tht house, "ihe f?irn: wis ^reit for the 
kids. Alrt cf people lived on the farri so thtre w-is never a 
lack of klris tc pl'iv wiih, Ihey had to walk to ?choci in 
union •-ich J»y In '9^i^ Gustave my f:r..ind Jather died ad Anna 
n.ovec into an afartratnt in I.arengo. In 19^^ the f'.n.ily moved 
to union uivinr in town now. Dad ;?ot a job v/orl-.inrr .for the Kan 
who iivt.o across >.he rtriet Iron us, Tom Carrci, They would 
^o arounr: from larn ^o farr. p,rindinr firain J or the fmrmtrs in 
tht area. Jn I960 myQrand mother moved in wi,h us. ! ruess i 
should 3iip in here that I war. bdrr. on the 27 of Auf^urt in 
1956. i:; 1961 :ay Grandfather KUNOK died which left Hose my 
Grandmother all; alone in her house in Union. 

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ti9W ySiiT .otjvil ".i^dJ lit i irtJio fiacj nwor;4 bi'.ri h- 

Jon yj. fvoji 3riJ JQ B^aiXJ* .'{nfvn Jjra Irr. -uriJ-j^o-i ir7i,;irj oJ 

Ts^l.^ .mo'. aT^iiJOl Siii no ^ai.^Tow srw •{ > , w >.ai,J ^ij^^t 

;oJ, e JO'S bn<1 bna x'i^"'^^*^^ '^'^J '*» iflxJ<iow >;'i3;i ..lOiH d^f t ri-.m ti^rlJ 

♦rij to JTB<3 d^,'i»I e gnlTr^vo.; n .• i ,i/ /• ..-.v. . noa-t^Jd-i jn. no 

\( j.U T.t^x jx3n 9riJ ni n^fntX 3o^ rmel adJ aA .ronr. noifiU 

io s»no oJTii b3\oa b^fa bno ..:o.i bnn arrti -jiiJ no eduu ->»! jIxjcJ 

oaI» bnc jiTowaoAjoA bib noni one- boAiom bcb ^n^nT .piauod orij 

G Ti Jt9 ils OJ f»etf varif .aiJ xl e rj'nu jrtJ no juo bJ^Xaji 

lo aiviw >d,' X'^ b*nat|5T^ j ■. bluow fcol srtT .Taf!J:»3oj mad ^^td 

anw 9H .artJU'L to St -^riJ r.o moJ aew dIsO S;4i^'r nl .^TaS-iow Qd^^ 

•JftnoH .iin*i 9riJ no mod ad cJ nyTbiirio -=>j'*.i- to JaTit 3riJ 

M ^ no'^nniS bno Jk*iPt ni: anut & f no -i i.^cl mo3Y owJ omeo 

bnr. dxn.iod siirnr .Isi'l bnc Jnurt cJ bavoX eXeiJ .C^v"'t ':9dii3r4Q 

9ffJ no I: -i9T?\ 3(*w .TJte'l arlT .aai/orl idJ ni Jue .nom b3qX^>ri xnmi»3 

fi ": V9.T 2 0VS o« HTrl 9/1 J fio t^jv'. r )Ii >; t" .' ~ ' , .ahlJ 

.t; lOOfloe oJ ^Xpw o.t hM xoril ..-iJiw vilf .^ ;;ok: 

bevoA {ija/.'t jrlJ vv'?' *'I .oansTCl ni .innrJ-ii^^r, nc oJni n?voin 

n&a 9rlJ ;»iow dot c JO?i b«iC! .won nwoJ n. •^nivii noinu ot 

biuow Y' TXiiO mc'T ,?:j moi t J»i-iJ3 jrlj mo'^'^. oriw 

n/ . • -1 • • ..' • :c)t nlFn;^ "^nibfi.'x,^ ."tnrl o^ m».i monl ;-)nijotii oji 

i Bn^ui ' .80 ff-iw ni bevom nsriJoin bncTD^fl' Cd^-'f nl .I'-nn .>f!J 

- J^.u^i^A To"fS' »rtJ no .nfcd .i«w I JftdJ a-inrt nJ qiie bJuoria 

\n 9KcH ;r\9i ilDidw beib IQMO/« TJriielbnmO xci rdv>r UI .^ilQ't 

.noinU ni »tJo/1 leri nl 9noI»» Jja Tarl.^Jo.nbamO 



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Sctoe "Of 'th« men wjfto worked vn the Peterson form. Ky dan Ir 
' Ipbtirth ironi the lelt. 

i3jx' t96l my Crandaa Kunde was In her i3evtntits ind Dad would ':xcrA 
alot ol I inif over at her iiousb hclpiaf htr \x\ uiy way ni fould. 
3y this time G^ile wis married to a girl nir.ed feornie ir..i hey 
h/^d a son ind nitnei Hini T^rry O^iie. feonr.it, my 3irtcr •■.'15 tinish- 
'Inr' Hip;h scnocl while Oinijy and t were still In "rode 3r!.~ol. 
In 196? we r.iovcd across oown alill in Jnior.. i. reuitrittr 1 
th0U(»:ht this wur ihc i.est move ir.y pareni-s could h-'ivt r .'k 
't>«4fiiiSt; uiy L€st Iritnd now lived rifiit acrons i.nt r.rit'. 
It was a wholly dlijerent nei"'hbor';ood in hat tr.f-rf v/cre kids 
ail- over. Bornie got i4arriod to td no'--ske .!nc ,nty n..'j -i kid 
• iii.'^rt.'^nfied ;.iiu V.'iiiiam Edward, In that sanie ytii- 1067, t.o^h ol 
glY j^rat.d n.othtradied a r.onth apart, Anna oied Arril '; :'nd hose 
on Aprii29 In 1970 Gale had another kid and ihey nirtd him 'icr.y. 
'This was their .thir^ child the ctntr btinr, .'iiair.y whc /;■ ■. > rn in 
. T9!^j6» In 197U bonnie and Ld wtre l;ivcrctd . In )97? :i-t rtairried 
to Jerry I -mz. . We n.oved to Karcnro anr. I wo..1d 3r<fti -i.y I'-t 
ye4r in Ha.rh School llvirp in ihc coun;.ry. Ginr.y ^-lot r-.rrlcd 
in .he fell of 1973 "^-c Ld 2ytsrna, 

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if rr.b \A .anal ncci5»J3'^ 9tij m> faa^iiow ortw naa »ri>J la 9a(oZ 

.:m'jo: -r: \:f\ ^r.- n? Tiri ^-jlTl^rf o«yort'"'i9rt Jc levo •3m i i lo Joif, 
vdri cnt- ainncy b^Mirn Ini^ e ril beiiasn etw uIpO s/tix.* ?.iiiS yG 
-nainlt «ft* t^iJ-'.i'! \ta ,aicifio<i .»J.bO x'n*'^ ^i^H fcc.nt»n bnr not e brjl 
.lo-.ioE abi-nr- nl Hi J", eidw I bns ci,J"i"0 aliriw looriDe rl?<iH>*9|ttF 

;'.:<-. i .noinl' r.l XJiiu iiwOJ et^cnoB bivOin >>> TcJ^f r.I 

3bi;4 *now n->.1j Jr,n r; ' boonodc^" Ian Jrt&TStLib yllOilw ♦!' 

blA i> l!«?ri x^' ^'^'' di2i>oH bi OvT bwl^^«M Jo^ stnnoi' ".9v. 
to rt- /-J ,'"H r 1. ..; 3inr.3 JarlJ nl' .fcTBwbi «oi:iix'.V jil.; h3.iir.ft .,b*«/k« 
92o>l bn>: L • liTjA bslo cn-rA JTiKfc rt;»no.a A b^ibBiailJo.n bii»ini|( ^H 
.yno'i' «iti hj-..i x»/1j nne h:>i •urtJon* bPti ••iaC r?^r n! PSIi-vfA' 't©" ' 
. >;ivc y.m:uU i.'!ijJ TiriJa «ril titm t-riilJ, liariJ asw kilit ^ 
«'►? nl .bJDiovlJ ^-iiw b.1 bnii sinnod UVPf -t ♦^^PT - 

b>iT:.>^ Jon T tnlC .y-i-ni; »ri i ni i^nlvil i:o>:rio2 riniH ni n*«y"' 

.ansJyC b.l j.; r??f lo Hs") jr., ni 



'.iirn in ■\ufur'' ol ^97^ bunr.ie ar.d Jtrry n.ia 'tio^her c'liid, 
Llit'j : nn.td hiu .^ohn .U romt o I i.hink the ot.:^ tin ci j..y lilt 
so 1 1 :• .'...) J- sp?n'. i..n cnicn 1 rc.n. I'yn) to 19'''^. T workfo (jr.ty ^u« 
xSow utoo suirr.err, Liitr-e, wut vyvncrt; «crc ;»jjtni. jjiaying uaseDall 
,3wii.i;iinf; and" Jis.ing. Iiy aniLitions are to i inish college, 
teach and coach. 



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LAMBRECHT, JAMES EDWARD. 1937- 



pIeASE use INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
I FAMILY HISTORY 

|ar Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

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



SURVEY ***-.'.- :■; >V -A- ;V A A AAA A ■,': -.'c A A A AAA A A A A A 

__ * OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name J y^ yv\ e ':> 5 J >-^ x^ >- <:^ V^ w>">-> Vq ^^c vJk ''• 

Date of form .^^ .. , \ c" -x i t * {\D fl ) 

2. Your college: Rock Val ley (.ol lege ■■■ (ID // ) 

Rockford", 1111 n o i s 

***A*AAA,VAAAAA,VAAAAAAAAAAAAA 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 1800-1 850 

t^ 1850-1900 1900 or later 

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

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

South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) East South Central (La. ,Mjss. , Ala. ,Tenn , Kvfc 

West South Central (Ark., N.M., Tex., Ok.) i^^ 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. 

j/ Farming Mining j/^ Shopkeep i ng or small business 

i^ Transportat i on Big Business ^ M anufacturing 
Professions Industrial labor Other 



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

Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian ^/^ M ethodi s t 

Baptist Ep i scopal ian Congregational Lutheran 



Quaker Mormon OFher Protestant Other 



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

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish British ^/^ Native Americans over several generations 



East Asian Other 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

j/^l n terviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 
f ami ly members 
Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



Photographs ^Maps ^Othei 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name V40 Vx »a. O V- x^^Vv^ V> v-<- w Vv_V Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death i c^ ^ \.[ 

Place of birth ~i^e.->r-\.C — y V^« y, >yv »v>^ u Date of Bi rth \ li u )i< 



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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

,, (after leaving home) 
1st \w,r AvQ. V- -S-mi^ Dates JS)^^ ls_t Dates_ 



2nd 


VA'> wvsV <- ^ — 


Da 


3rd 




Dat 


^tth 




Dal 


Reli 


gion Yv\ -ft- V^o «A- i S ^ 





tes /3fO - 2nd M'//5j[?CKc no.cL Dates jg^/^ 

3rd Dates 



^ith Dates 



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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother y^ , ; ^ TT~I \ 77 date Ta'TT, 

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



B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name YY\ 1^ C, ^- v<VwaV<a v^ '^ ^'^^ „ 
I f dead, date of death t "^-^ ^^ 



Current Residence 



1 

Place of birth '^ n^ o y:. w\ , c V^^ Date of bi rth \ '^ 1 2_^ 

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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


i4th 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

'4th Dates 4th Dates 



Re 1 i gion 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. ' ir:> <:. ,.^1,-^^ 



Place of marriage to your grandfather -^^^^^y^.^^ U^^V^cw- Vn-J ^^^ I H ^^ (^- 

'^°'^= ih^Hatl''SP»fh^^Ba£l'§?'^tt^f? a|e]8^^b^^a stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N.inic Current Residence 

I f dead, dale of death 



Place of birth Date of Birth 



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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



1st Dates 


1st 




Dates 


2nd Dates 


2nd 
3rd 

f raterni ties 


etc. 


Dates 


3rd Dates 


Dates 


klh Dates 


Dates 


Re 1 i g i on 




Political parties, civil or social clubs, 










Place of marriage to your grandmother 






'dale 


-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 
Name 


Current 


Res idence 





I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Dates 2nd ^Dates^ 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

Re 1 i g i on . | 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



3. 
Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name g. A ^^- .^ v- A U o 'y ^ »-n v:v vn^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death T^^ta >:> 'v ^1 ^ i 

Place of birth V^\^^^^^\C \: *^ u- Date of birth ^e^Va \ % 'A (' 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 2 high school vocational col lege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^vA-v-^v^^v— Dates / fc^ 3 1st Dates 

2nd C va-v yg-a-^-^r-t- Dates /7c'? 2 nd ^Dates 

3rd "N^ .t^; \ V'o->=> A Dates /9o%'iC- 3 rd ^Dates 

^th Av->-Vo vr\ecK»^-v^. c- Dates /%Qo 4 th ^c, csd-'^o ^ ^ Dates / y Zc 

Re 1 i g i on w\^ V^Loc^ ■ ^ V 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ~Tr)'c;i. v-»->-^o 



Place of marriage to your grandmother "^ c> c- v:: v c ^— <A -C (_ .^ oate | q j (^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a step f ac f ie r o r ■ anot n e r r e i a ri ve ( t o ag e 18) ■ 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name "JTO A vv\>-a <L> \4 o ^ ^ v>-\ x:v^"^ C urrent Residence C .'-Wyvf^o x 'Xo^^<.>c - \^^^jcSs^ ^- ^X 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth ~v^ -^ y-cr-v^^- T. c u- ^Date of birth /^gr> 6 / ^ 7 C^ 

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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st '^e^v»'yv\ 5,V^<:. S S Dates \ '^ ^ M 1st ^Dates 



2nd CL-g^-c \<U Dates i'^Zo- 2 nd Poos^SVo>^~i Dates I'^Z^' " 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather d ate 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 18) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C-l S tepgrandf athe r (your mother's side) 

Name r- ^ r. • ■ 

,^ ■ . Current Residence 

If dead, date of deatn ~ ~' 



I'l.ic- ..I l,i I til 

f <liic.lt i 'in (iiiiinIxT 



n>iu- ..r i)i , th 



Occupation(s) PL^cE OF RESIDENCE 



1st 

2nd 
3rd_ 
^th 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'Jth 



(after leaving hoiDe) 

Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother ^ "" g^ 

D-2 Stepqrandmother (your mother's side) 

^f"^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death — — _ 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number r > f years) " 

grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Dates 1st Dates 



l',t 



^"'^ _Dates _2nd 

-5^'^ Dates 3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



''e I i q I on 

^o'l'ici. u-i^'/, ci/il or jocial clubs, sororities, etc. 



PT 



ace of marriage to your grandfather 



Oat< 



1 1,. 

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

1. N ame ^fi^y,',^, <-^ (^ \ ^.-j e-v>v- V. ^c^-^^^ .-> *a c, y^ 

Place of birth HtMs\g>r.y-t: w\ . ^U. date wn y^ h , t'^A t 

Number of years of schooling / ,^ Occupation ^'^e.V^>r«a. A 

Residence ;^y:tcv^^sjr,-> o,\le vQo. Marital Status \\\n^r-iZ. A 

Number of children / ^r\(\rr\^ p 

2, Name 

Place of bi rth 3a"te 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ^— — ——__—__ 



3. Name 

Place of bl rth date 

Number of years of school i ng Occupation 

Res I dence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren ~ — — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth ^date 

Number of years of schooling OccupatiOh 

Res i dence M arital Status " 

Number of chi 1 dren — — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 7a te 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of school Ing Occupat ioh 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name^ ^ 

Place of bi rth "d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren ' ' 



10. Name ^ 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Har i fa l ^f afnc 

Number of L l l ll d r u il ^narital Status 



CHILDREN of L and D (or f-l n-H . .11 

lor (. I, D-l)-your mother'^, name should oppear he low 

fi... .• ,,r hi, ,1, T->.^, ,,. c ^ -; — - 



»^ vrv-VN^' 



Numhcr of children f^ 



\ :x. 



Occupjiion ^Ac>o<sc. -^ ■ V 



Marital Status vvn 



Nome 

P lace of hi rth " 

Nunber of years of school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren " 



Nane 

P lace of birth ~ 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of birth ~ 

Number of years of' sctiool i nq 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ' 



Name 

P lace of birth ' 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ' 



Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Tdren ' 



7. Name 

P lace of b i rthi ' 

Number of year-, of" '.chool ing 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Mren 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~ 

Number of years of schrx)l Ing 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Nane 

P lace of birth 

Number of /cars of school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren " 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of /ear-, of -.r.hooling- 

Res i dence 

"''-""t-er of chiMrr.n 



>a v> v^ t ie. ^^ 



date 

Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupat i On 



date 



Marital Status 



Occupat ion 



date_ 

Occupa t i on 
Marital Status 



_ date 

Occupat (On 
Marital Status 



date 



Occupat ioh 
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Your Father 



Name jTy>wve^^ G L'» Jl>j-^a. \-yvvv^Vov^fc.L-uJr Current Res i dence ^X'Ac.\^<scrrK v> ? \ \-e- Y\J <L 
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Place of birth \^\ ,\\ \oo\r-c vvs yc.V^ ^Date of birth \^^ y^ <^ t^l i Q 

Education (number of years) ^ 
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Occupation{s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ""TT^ ci. v^*^*- 



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Education (number of years) 
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Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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2nd SaV-e.^ ClW^VI. Dates I'^Lo' ' 7 / 2nd S V <- ^ ^ v^-- -\^ *- ^ D ates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

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P Idce of bi rth 
Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupat ion(s) 

1st Dates 




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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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lame AiWr^& '^ f c\-<^ a^c^ ^ 'a->->^W»-.^.£--: v^jV 

'lace of birth <. v> , t, ia>- >;n^ -C <^ i_^ DaTe of birth plniQi-J^^ ^ '^i ^ 7 

llumber of years of school in' g / '/ Occupat ion YrcxA^. ^\ . -.i^ 'i-LZ- 

(es idence ^-^ocygt Sy-^:.^, ^ -c <_ -— > Marital Status v*^ o v v- ■ -e^ d 

flumber of ch i Idren ^ ~ 

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"lumber of years of schooling Occupation 

;es i dence Mar i tal Status 

lumber of ch i 1 dren 



Number of ch i Idren 



"I ame 

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'lumber of years of schooling Occupation 

^es i dence Mari tal Status 

iilumber of children 



"lame 

Mace of bi rth Date of birth_^ 

lumber of years of school ing Occupation 

les i dence Marital Status 

JJumber of chi 1 dren 



lame 

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•llumber of years of schooling Occupatibn 

Aes i dence Mar i tal Status 

Number of chi 1 dren 



lame 

''lace of bi rth Date of birth_ 
Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 



Name 

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Number of years of school ing Occupation 

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Number of children 



Mame 

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Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status 

Number of children 



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I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and administrative 
rights /to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
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Iva Mae Huffman - Grandmother 
Personal Inter\riew 

James and Ruth Lambrecht - Parents 
Corresponded by Letter. 



John A Lambrecht - Graxjdfather 
Bom 1868 Berlin , Germany 
I Died 1939 Chicago , lUlnols 
Son of Abbott and Ada Lambrecht 

John cane to y»morftca><' In 1870 , from Germany with his parents . The family 
settled In New York City for four years Abbott Lambrecht was a self - employed 
metal smith • About 18?^ the family migrated west to (Chicago where the family 
set up their second business • John attended the Deafbom Gzade School and 
be|gan helping out in the family business at about the age^ of 10 . John completed 
12 years of schooling and went on to attend Crane Institute . 

At about the a^^e of twenty John left home over an argument as to v.'hether 
John should take a more active paxt^in the family business • 

John became a self - ordained minister of the Kethodfst Church in 1&90 • 
He traveled to northeiyi Illinois and souths^ Wisconsin and thru - out the state of 
Michigan, preaching in vaxlous churches • 

It was in Benton Harboi|r Michigan that John met liae Himler , the soman that was to 
be his future wife « 



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Me Himler - Gxandnother 
Bom I872 Sauk , Michigan 
Died 1938 Chicago , lUinois 
Daughter of Iza and Ada Himler 

There is very little known about liaes life before her marriage to Garandfather . 
She was an orphln living with various fsuailyes In the Benton Habour area . 
Her parents Ira and AM. Himler had homeste^ed a piece of land in what is now known 
as Sauk County • They both parished by fire when Mae was about 10 years of age • 
She was living withAevemed John Magner and family of Benton Harbour when she met 
grandfather • 

John Lanibrecht and Mae Himler were married January 10 , I896 in Benton Harbour . 
After the manlage John gave up his travels took on the peznanent ministership of a 
small chvirch in the city of Hillsboro , Michigan . There home was in the country 
about 2-^ miles from town • 

It was in this home Mae gave birth to James , They lived in the home approxicately 
ten years , before flohn accepted a position with the methodist church of Ripon , 
Wisconsin , They made the move in an old modle ford auton^ip|iljie . The trtp lasted 4 days 
covering about 400 miles • 

John and Mae remained in Ripon for 14 years , It was after Jajnes had grown and 
left home that John accepted a post at the Greater Chicago Methodist Church in 1938 . 
He remained in Chicago until his death in 1939 • I'iae lived two years longer passing 
away in 1941 . 



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Edward Hoffman - Graxidfather 
Bom - 1890 lllnnob , Illinois 
Died- 1961 
Son of Alex and Emma Hoffman 

Bdnazd vaa bom on a small farm near Mlnnok , Illinois the only son of .-ilexxand 
Emm. Huflkmn, The Huffnan'^were a rel«^tlvely poor family raising as much food on 
their 12 acres as possible, Alexluas a carpenter by trade , but their was acooEzy 
little Hox^ In the small town of Mlnnok . 

Alex was a very strlck German Imlgrant , spoke his native tongu* arovmd the 
home . He demanded much from his wife and son « Edward was 13 and In the eighth 
grade when his father Insisted he leave school and help with the family Income , 

Edward became an apprentise Black - Smith for 10 cents a day • Bdwardb entire 
Income went to his father after many ai^uments and beating Edward left home at the 
«g« of 18 years. 

From 1908 to about 1916 Edwaixi laid track and worked as a malntenence man for 
southern railroad , the name of which Is not known • He started some where In Ohio 
and ended up In Texas • 

In 1915 Edward enlisted In the amy hoping to go to ©orope during his training 
he somehow broke an ear drum for which he was given a medi^ dlschsuige. He fetumed 
S! fitiixi to Illlnols^«fettlng)ln Rockford employed with the city maintain ,IdbK the 
clty^street cars, Edward was an avid out doors man. His favorite winter activity 
ms Ice skating . It was a skating party that he met Iva Mae Mai^eson . 

After a very short court-ship they were married by a justice of the fixEXX. 
(piecp^Septmber 11 , 1916 , 



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Iva riae Maz^guson - Gzandmothcr 

Bom - June 22 , I896 Rocfcford , Illinois 

Died - 

Daughter of Robert and Iva Ilarguson 

Iva Hae was bom in a home on the comer of >diat Is now xax N.Maln and Auburn street. 
Her father managed a fiuna owned by John Stewext of the D*J« Stewert Company, of Rock- 
ford , Shortly after her birth the Ilarguson family moved to the the Stewert farm , 
Just East of Byron , Illinois . Iva attended the Byron Grade school thru the 7 S^B^e* 
After the accidental death of her father , it was necesseo:y for/\to quite school and 
obtain employment . 

After the death /^ Robert the Stewert family broxight Great-Grandmother and Iva 
back to Rockf ord , furnished them with a small home in the I60O bftock of ^rth ^in . 
The home was rent free for as long as Great-Grandmother Iva was to live. 

Iva Me found employment as a seamstress with they;/Ison{sa2:ment (oompauiy , on 
Kishwaukee Street, The family certainly was to be consider'^ poor , as their only in- 
come was 14,00 dollars a week from the garment factory • There was very littlfc social 
life for Grandmother Iva as she spent most of her young life supporting and careing 
for her mother , until she met Ed Huffman at a skating party , one winter night on 
■Uie Rock River, 

Iva and Edward were married Sept I9I6 by a justice of the pt'A;e in the Rockford 
City Hall, Shortly after their marriage Bdwaid opened up the Huffman Auto and Truck 
ji^palr 208 West State Street , 

From the marriage a daughter Ruth was t^n,(my mother). For the first few years 
thv buslnesajtiid very well , Edward was a very hard vorker , a hard drinker and not a 
very religiou^Lan « Business slowed considerably in the late 20 'S eventltally forcing 
Edward out of business . Edward spent four years in the W,P.A, working on West High 



and Ssust High and other local projects . 

In the early 1930 'S » Edward re-opened his auto - repair shop but covild not seem 
to raake a go of it ..It has been said of him that the deppi'ession years- took to much 
out of hid , he could not maintain an Interest In business • 

Edward was employed by soob various industries In the Rockford area liae also re- 
loained employed in various capacities • 

The Huffman family vtas never a very close family until their later years . 
Edvard died in the I-iiadlson Veter()ns hospital in December I96I ajid is burial In Green- 
vood Cemetary here in Rockford, Iva Mae is still living , malntainj^fher residence in 
the Campus Towers here IM Rockford . 



Ruth Marie Huffman - .'.other 
Bom - May 7 , 1917 - Rockford , Illinois 
Daughter of Edward and Iva Mae Huffman 
Died - 

Ruth Ilarie was bom Kay ? , I9I7 In a hone In the I6OO bloci; of West otate street , 
She attended various grade schools here In the city and graduating from Rockford High 
^chool in 193'^ « Upon gi^uiuation she became the book©* keeper for her father in the 
family business • It was at the auto repair shop she net Jamed Lanbrecht , a self- 
employed truck driver , laying over for repairs on hid tiuck , James owned and op- 



erted his own truck carmng produce from Chicago to ^ckford on a steady oasis . 
After a very brief countshlp James and Ruth were married In June 1937 . 



James G • Lambrecht - Father 

Bom May 7 , 1910 - Hlllsoro , Michigan 

Died - 

James was bom on the small farm jiist out sl&e of town . His first few years on the 
farm developed in him an avid Interest of hunting fishing and swimming • At the age 
of six he entered his first year of school . His means of transportation was the 
family horse , Nellie , James enjoyed this country life for about four years before 
moving with his family to Hlpon , Wisconsin . 

James graduated from Ripon High school in 192? • James had known the country 
life and now was eager to see the big cities . He left home In 1928 and traveled to 
^Icago • 

The economy was on a doimward trend and there was very little work to be had In 
the big city • James piirchased an old truck and went into business for himself • 
Business was very slow the first couple years but through effort and determination 
James built his business to a respectable size , He developed a very profitable route 
between Kockford and Chicago .. It was in his travels to Rockford he met and married 
Ruth Huffman in 1937 . 

Not being physically able to have children of their own , James and ftuth adopted 
a son James Edward In 193B • 

By 19'M) James business had grown to a team of 16 trucks , the future looked bright 
In January 1942 James enlisted in the United State Ilarine Corps , leaving his business 
in the hands of a general manager . James was honorably dlschargeia In December 19^5 » 
to find his business in disorder and broke • 

In 19^6 the Lambrechts sold what was left of their business and moved to Sterling 
Illimols . A home was purchased and the Lambrecht happily adjusted themselves to small 
to^ living • James became a member of the Sterling School board* , Ruth became an 



active member of the P.TJi, 

In 1951 James moved his family to Falidale , Illinois a very small tosn 
twenty miles south - east of Rockford •• This move was obviously made , by James 
as an attemptc to return to the country living, he enjoyed as a child • James 
coDuted to and from Rockford \mtil his xnDt retirement in 1971 « 

James and Ruth attempted to keep there life as simple as possible in a time 
Nhen BOBt people had to hurry to keep pace . 



James Sdwixd Lambrecht - Me 

Bom Ilarch 2 , 1937 Chicago , Illinois 

Son of James and Ruth Lambzecht 

B/E|^n the only child of James and Ruth attemd Sterling gz&de school thru eight A 
grade. In 1951 I relocated vd.th my family to Falz<ale, Illinois a farm village 
near Rockford, I learned to enjoy all out side activities thru my father. We spent 
the svinmers fishing swimming and plcnlclng. The winter hunting. In 195^ I graduated 
from Monroe Center High school •• 

I won letters In basket-lxtll foot-lsall lasehall and track. I attended three 
semesters at No^hem Illinois, Dekal|i, Illinois. I enlisted In the Marine Corp^Decr 
195^ ^^ recleved my dlschange In December 1962. I married the former Dorothy Flpltone 
In Kay 1963. I then proceeded to hresUc the family tradition of one child by having 
five children. 

I»ve had vavlotis jobs In the Rockford area. For the past four years, I've 
been with the Essex Corporation as production forman. 



LANDERV TRUNAN barton, 1955- 



LtASL USt INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUK 
FAMILY HISTORY 

«jr Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studyiru) 
irK^rican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only ,i 
ew mintues, tind will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
ccess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

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I. Your narnc fiar:tpn I.nn^pr 



D.itc of form * (\D H ) 

2^. Novpmbor 1 Q74 ,,. • 

7. Your (,oiicc)e: Kock Val l ey (.0 liege (id // ) 

J^ockTorS", Illinois 

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3. Ch'.'ck tho earliest date for which you have been able to sny things about your family in 
your paper. 

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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. 

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

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5. Please check all occupat ional categories in which members of your family whom you have 
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^Transportation ^ B ig Business y M anufacturing 

_x ^Professions y Industrial labor y O ther 

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

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

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Jews y C entral Europeans I tal lans Slavs 

Irish y B ri t Ish y N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian ^Other 

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

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f ami ly members 

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I, FAMI LY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

If dead, date of death po^ uiaroh iq7U 



Place of birth Rnnkf nrH . Tllinn^c, 

Education (number of years): 
grade school Q high school -p 



Occupat lon(s) 

1st Milk Delivery 



Dates 



Current Residence 



Date of Birth m. .iniu irqr 



vocational 



col lege 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

T.nvpc; Par>. T 1 1 i n n i c; 



2nd .s^lpq ?pnrP^Pnt.^ + ivp Dates io?7-iQ-^R 2nd_ 

3rd Maintence Sunervi .^^or Dates iQ^R-ig^? 3rd_ 

^th Laundry Owne^ Dates iQc;7-iq70 '♦th^ 

Re I i 9 1 on Lutheran 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates_ 
Dates 



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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother 



"3at< 



Rn.->fnrri. T 1 1 i n o i c, 



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NOTE: If your father was raised (to age I8) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-t) 



B. Grandmother (your father's side) 



Name 



I f deadT date of death 7. July iq-^7 



Current Residence 



Place of birth 



Rnokfnr-H. T 1 1 i n ,o i ^^ 



Date of birth n . r.iav-ph iqo? 



Education (number of years): 
grade school p high school u. 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat I on (s) 

1st Court Reporter 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



2n d Housewife 

3rd 

^th 



DatesiQ?0-lQ?? 1st Ronkford. Tn.noiR 
Dates iQ22-lQ3 7 2n d Loves Park. IllinoiB ates 
Dates 3rd Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Religion r,, + npv-^n 



Political party, cIvM or social clubs, sororities, etc._ 
Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Note: 



Roni^ford: Tl'TinniR 



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i^a](°aa't^Sfi»fh»*6a«'8t^|(l? Wi VK)? '''P-^^her or anoth 



?3i Aii-"ii'nt 19^^ 
er relative give 



A- I 'iiepiif ariiJf aiher (your fjlher's side) 

n ,„,. Current Resldance 

I f .ir.vi. -I.iir oF daath 

PLice of birih Date of Birth 



tJuc.ition (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



OccupaMon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
l>i Dates 1st Dates 



2ni Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


i*th 



3rd Dates 3rd D ates 

k(h Dates '♦th Dates 

Kc I i q i on 



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



^ace of trvsrrlage to your grandmother date 

A-2 S tepgrandmother (your father's side) 

^air*. Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 

jrade school high school vocational col lege 

Occupation(j) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1^' Dates 1st D ates 

2"d Dates 2nd D ates 

3''d D ates 3rd D ates 

f<e I i g i on 

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



Place of rrvarriage to your grandfather Date 



3. 



Grnodfather (your mother's side) 

Name pa,rr.^r^y.H \i AiiKg,^ Current Residence Qre--^nn. Tilings 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth na-1p nn-intu. niin-iR Date of birth i. June 1899 
Education (number ot years) ; 
grade school p high school ? vocational I college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
fst Sq]esTn?jn D ates 1st Leaf River, Illln-js Dates 



2nd Railway Post^ian D ates 1932-55 2 nd El?in, Illinois D ates SAJ.-i'. 

3rd Farming Dates 195'^-'^g 3 rd orej-on. Illinois D ates SA,..E 

'tth Carpenter Dates ^''^0- /jth " Dates SAiviE 



Re I Igion 



«« I 1 g i O" RefnrTred 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother <^atei6,jur/ ' 29 

Note: If your mother was raised by a Sliprailier or inuiner relaciV!! (lO a^e 1 8) "^ 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Del la I\iarg:aret BEUTH C urrent Residence 

I f dead, date of death p7. :\ovRmhp r I' 13 

Place of birth ;;;tPTihenqnn C.n^n^M . Illinois D ate of birth l6 , July 1903 

Education (number or years) 
grade school g high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

Ist Housewife D ates lo?Q-33 1st Leaf River, Illinois D ates 

2nd D ates 2 nd D ates 

3rd D ates 3 rd D ates 

Religion Rpforned 

Pol I tical party, civil or social clubs, 



sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r , ,\ , , d ate 1 > iuly 1929 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r»i»«-i><« r^^ --- ;s; 
!^l*c Liiat. date on cne DacK 07 this page (0>2) 



C- I ^j » epq rand f.1 the r (your mother's side) 

HjiTg Current Residence 

I f (l«-oJ. .lai-- oT d<iath 

I'lii. ..I I. II III "''^^' "' '•''"' 

I •liii 1 1 i'Mi (iiiMiiIi"' r of yr , I J 
.|i.i.|.> .tliiMil hiijli school vocol i oniil n )l \c\\v 

Ottup.lt ion (s ) 



1st 

?n.l 



Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 

1 


RESIDENCE 
eaving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 










Dates 


Dates 


3rd 
i^th 




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Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



"el I g i on 

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



Pljcg of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

0-? Srcpqr.indmothfr (your mother's side) 

s.img f. Current Residence 

I f (Ic-jd. 'i.jf nf death . 



fl.icf of hirif, Date of birth _■ '. / o 1 

Education (number of years) 
qradc school hiyh school vocational college ' 

Occ.;p.it ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
i-.t Dates /'?.^V-''73f 1st ^Jq,,^ 'f .,.,.■,■ Dates Vj^ 

2nd Dates 2n d "y;'; ,- kA::,- ■ / t // / >^ <■ .- Dates ? 

"Srti Dates 3rd Dates 

t»»- I i fj i o" 

Po'iricjT pdr t / , civil or soci al c 1 ubs , sororities, etc. 



''lace of marriage to your grandfather , " Date 



o>-^ Toine I'-IOr? 






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CHIkPHfcN ot A & B ^or A-i or 8- I ; - your father's name should appear below 



Name Laurens R^ed LANDER 

Place ot birth RoPi^ford. TlUnnis daf :: ^ /?.^.;/ /.j? 

Number of years of school Irtg Occupatlbh ■—-——— 

Res I dence Chicago. Illinois Marital Statu» Sin-:rle ' 
Number of chl ldr*n -0- 



Name Truman Franklin Wynsel LANDER 

P 1 ace of birth RncVford, Illi nois ' d ate 20, iviarch 192*^ 

Number of years of schoolin g 10 "^ Occupatl6h ' Credit •jviana^er 

Residence Rnovfnrd. TIlimiR M arital Statua ivtarr-ipH 

Number of chl Idren 



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f dead, date of death 



Name Pri.ipian Fj-ankl^in Wvnsel LANDKR 



Current Residence Rockford , Illinois 



Place of birth Rnokford T11inoiR 

Education (number of years; 
grade school B high school 1 

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1st Credit lVhn?^g?r 



^Date of birth 20, March 192 5 
vocational 1 col lege 



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Dates 19S3-^^'S 1st Rockford, Illinois Dates 1953-55 



2nd Laundry Owner 



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Credi t and 
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NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or anothsr relative give that data on the back 
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Your Mother 

Name Lois Mae A^KES Current Residence Rockford, Illinois 


If dead, date of death 

Place of birth Irf^nf R-t-vc*> r ' TllinniT Date of birth "^6 . 


Seotember 1930 
college 2 


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' Number of years of schooling i6 Occupation Studeit 

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Da'te of birth 26. December 19')5 
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111. AssiC.NMtNT OF LITLRARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are williny) 

1 her.bv donate this family history, along with all literary and ^^'"'J'y''^'^;;;' 
ri'hLs. to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposUed ,n the 
l^ockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

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Raymond V. Aukes 
Oregon, Illinois 



Krs . Dorothy v^appenTian 
Byrnn, Illinois 



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l'?53« ■ 'V yoa-e- si3:-.^^L" 3:5. cr _■ a ■^: i I J. o^ 
: : irst -f :.::^.v l^^'^?. 

I havs b''r'-f;n bro'.i ':,.'■ it u*'- in a T'^vin^ house''. Oj ; 
- ac';;ULr=>d an a" preci ati "r ^^f life anf ;":;. ^'ore. 
" r'^ev^looez ^n int'^rsst i "i "i'S'ory. :'ni^. :^ v;-r r 
- A T, -^e Tie ly in t ^ re 3 + 1 ■; -: " ^ r,? . 

I've live- i-i +he sa-;!.- hous-" -^n th" "irrry-- -^ r 
=^ i d e f^ f "^ h 1^ "^ i t ' ' a n 'i a "" t ■-■) '"1 "'i 9 :' !" ' ■ b 1 i c s c n " o Is. I '.v ■ 
oar^'^lled It '-:'' nder ^'^r ^en at t:ie Fov/ vow Clut f^r il 
-'.-llop's 'v--^ds. T a^^ende.i -/hi^ :iil- --iv'i., -'.1: 
'"'.;}. .^:-;."-:^ '. ?' '-■ Auburn Hijh Sch'^ol where I ■rraciu. v 
1973 with an avrra?'? ran-'C in class. 

'.rV first ,iob was in 197'> v;|-^n 1 ■.v-.s f ''ur ■"•■;; e." .. 
vnrked in the yards anJ i.arden^ ->f ths V o : '. •/ j i" :? Gc 
f"i:7i :.\an/. I was prcnots.' f shoo v-'ork in l^j72 an ' 
in the hea"^ treat ie ;?a'-t"-;en'': . I -.iin't li'--e. /^-.----i: 
at all but I decided to trv it ano':te':- -u'^'.^r. In 
-.e 1973 X wor^'ied in rhe -.i lI =^6 oa^-^"iv>nT o i :':-i ,- 
■^a^:hine 3h'':p '.vork: '.vas not for n-e . ^.'t I'jai :" n-'^ i.i- 
"overn'^r. ?he bur^o/j'^ra ti - " o'.ra"' } -as v;^re ■: -r' 
^""" -r/ li'<in?. 

■■"0 r^0 3 !• r'ie~i'"'rabls parts :f ty lif: i-:: r is t:': 
"■""■. I have 3^ eo a--'C ■-r--.'/-' on a^'^r^- 'la^:- 



was •"he '•■ve-:*'e3t exoeriene-' in niy life. 
aree waeks a'I ^n th? t^-'J-r ■i'"i''j three it; ore we - '.^3 wi'- 
^ ochjlz who T work with at V3ise3. .Ve met many new 
:le on tr^.ins and hoa':s ini betvv-en F.orr.e jno L'.dinbur 
we saw Eur'^O'^- ^3 it reillv is. We oevelofed an 3-:":rec'' ■ 
for pe'-' le an-i "ur country. 

IViy parents ■/»'-"; re '•narried on the .■■""urth of .i ;ne in l::'--!-9 
rhev livei -?t 2 "^06 '^orth Church in RocKford un'iJ. 1-51 ^h •' 
they built •''ur exi^stins: h'-use '"n 19-^7 Orchar>'i Lane. t'hey 
are haooily married with happy children. They haye alw-/s 
respected their children's .lOre liberal i-,e-js and v/e have 
res'oected th-ir ;n :ra ■•" ::n:serv-it v/e ide-A^. Th ' 5 'utual r-":;-;' 
has made for virtually no f-eneration -^ap. ivy parents tiav.; 
r^iade a -'re at h. oineliie for their children. 



FAT;:RNAL 3IjS 
["ruman PraoKlln Wynsel Lander, my father, was ocrn -rn 
"(■he twentieth '"'f ^'arcn in l-v25» He was the secT'Od cnild '-•: 
two. His older- brother Laurens Reed Lan.'er is ':'~w I'vin-: 
Ghioa~o. he was born with ri'^'^ets and consej uc.n t Iv ha-i o'l 
da.Tia:te . Thev w-re br-u-rht up In Lov:.s Park, Illin'-s, ax 
3 2 ? W i 1 s !i • •. V e n u e . 

li-iy father didn't speni 'nuch cirne at hoae. .,e v/cr; 
-.esney Airport in Lr'vcs Par'': fror.-: the t^'T.e ne ,vac y-, r 
.-'nff. Airolanes a-"? his cecori l?y-r: ",o tni-: jay. ne 



•^ff th- fa'-nil'/'s rrocery bill when he ■^■'i f'"'ijrt" 
[v-achesney Air'jort v/^'s "x --.'~-i jot. It '•^'-.s 'i tr:"n:!ir! 
oas? for th'^ Air j''orc'= iurin' World War II. lie .vorked ;- 
^iroor"'" froTi 19'-^3-l'5'-J-'4 duriniT which time h^ <or t'.'-^o ira:- 
:jef errtren ts boco^.i.se r'reci ilachesney needei nirn. He Yent 
•"he arry fin-ill/' i ri IQ^-^ . He v/'is in Oano ylan -ii n--i in 
Starke, Flori-.ia for oasic tr-^.inin- for infantry. He vvo:? 
rransferrs -^ to ^amp /an Johrn, i.ii3 sisdi •■..:/ .^'n:;r-? he -.t in 
a true -c in? division ana t-^ok twelve n^ore wee-? of caoio. 
'"raining. He went to Brussels, FiPl-'lum and Si^ent the re--t 



:he war a-;; a buok sergeant and 'ir-r.-e a truck 



machinery an^^ 'yi''i3"'oer tri os^'^/'-'t » He luckily never f;--v.': b 
a c t i ,'■> n . 

He ca~ie ho 'a in 19'^-''-> ao'i .ven"" to v/ork as a ■a-'-ni lis'' 
at C'om-'iercial vire and theo enr'^lleo a'- Rookfor-j School -': 
3u s i ne 3 3 in 19 '+6 . 

There he ^.et Lois -lae Aukas and T.arried her in 19-9' 
He obtained a clerj.c-jl job at ';/'oq ^.iver /'e 'ining 0- 
O"-! Cu^'nincrhar, Road fr-'-'m ' J;9A8-19--9« He then in'^ved to -urd 
piston Company until i* ol'sed in 1951' rr-:'f;i there ne .•- : 
to th.e r'i rest .one -itore that ".ic -■ st"'0d at 'hKVrrJ, ]^. jafy-,-- 
Streets where lie was a "i-eH'^ ;nanavrer until I'^o* H^^ ■-'& 
in'--' a oar^ner~hip wi^i"! Vg ren Resh at a c"!i r.h 'IJ ^t-i - 



,8 streets. 
In October of 1955 he bough* A Laundromat 

ott Avenue. He sold it in Maia||h of 1959 =ind became a.a 
insurance a^rent for Hardware i.iutual Insurance Company. I' 
1 ^6iv he went to Rockford Molded Products Company where he 
was a Df'rsonnel and purchasln?^ director. Durin.? tnis time 
he also worked in a snail machine shop at night to raise 
money for a trip back to Belgium with his fa\iiy to see a 
family that t'^ok care '^f him in the war. rle oldn't know 
the addre33 of the family so he drew a rou^'h map of the roads 
around the house and sent it to a contact he knew in Brussels. 
The contact followed the map despite the rou h detail and 
found the family livin-" at the same house. So, after twenty- 
one vears of lost contact, he found the uontier family and 
we went to see them in 19^'^« 

My father was Inid off of his job at Roc:<ford I'lolded 
Products in 1972 because he didn't have a college degree. 
Because of this he tells me to be sure to get mine. "If 
you don't have that de-^ree, they won't look at you." He 
went to work at R' ed Industries on Blackhawk Park Avenue as 
a r>reii.iJ "lanager in 1972. He is still there now. He is also 
now emnloyed nights in the credit department at Sears Roebuck 
and Company. i*V father's life has been one of frustrations 
and ambitions. He is helpin? his own children through 
college "rnd not t.oo many pe-^ple are doing that. He is 
makinor sure his children have it easier than he did. 



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the tenth of July, 1 3 was born . 
second oldest of five childrenir- Ge attended Rockford 
Hl^h School until he was sixteen when he hari to ;^o to work 
to suoport the family. His brother, Quintin Scougall Lander, 
who was nine years younger, doesn't remember being close to 
him. 

Quintin attended Rockford High School and went on to 
the University of Wisconsin at i/iadison. ne was credit 
manlier of the B.Ft Goodrich store in Rockford and a member 
of the Board of Education. He went into the army, in 1938. 
Durin? Vorld War 1.1 he was an assistant cnief of intelli.-^ence 
to General MacArthur. He was on the Missouri with MacArthur 
when Japan surrender'^d in 19'+5« After the war he served 
as a militar^r- a"^tache in Romania. He then came home -and 
served as a e^idanc" counselor for schools in Fairfax County 
Virffinia. 

Durinp this time Laurens worked in Rockford. His first 
.job was a Tians job. He deliverc-d milk for Roy Betts Dairy. 
He made friends in the pool halls of Kilburn Avenue. He 
then went to work at Wilson Bottling Company. He was 
intereste;) in racing so he raced a car. There used to be a 
dirt track at about the 2^00 block of ,^orth iviain Jtreet. 
He raced secretly bec-iuse his father didn't want him to. 
The news broke out when his father, while bein.^ the sports 
editor of '-he newspaper saw Laurens' name on the list : i 
wi-ners. He made Laurens sell the car. 



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leo X i . He wa? r Fred 

■achesney and once th^y and Cliff gjLetau, who owned a si'^n 
company rigged a neon siprn under a wing of a biplane 
idvertisinff: "Smith 'His." This was a revolu titinary idea of 
that time. He also promoter Bert Hassel^ ill-fated trans- 
atlantic flight. 

In 1938 he went to work as a maintenance supervisor for 
Com'nercial Wire Pmducts on Broadway. In 195^ he started 
Lan^erls Launderette on N'orth Second and Harlem Road in Loves 
Park. He re ired in 1970 frorr the business; . 

He Tiarried Beatrice Felicia Johnson on the twenty-third 
of August 1922. She died on the twenty-seventh of July 1937. 
He remarried in 193-^ t'-: Li-inae Canfield. His second wife died 
-n the sixtef'i'ih of December, 1967. He died on the tweni-ieth 
of March, 197^. 

My Paternal grandmother, Beatrice Felicia (Johnson) 
Lander was born on thp eleventh of iviarch, 1902. She grew 
up at 7iy Kishwaukee Street in Rockford. She graduatea 
from Rockford High School in 1920. She was a court reporter 
at the County Court House until her marria.^e in 1922. Her 
first son was Laurens Reed barn in April, 1923 • Her second 
born child was Truman Franklin Wvnsel on the twentieth of 
March 1925. She was ill for almost a year from strep 
infection from getting; a t'^oth pulled and died on the twc: 
seventh of July in 1937. 

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Jin- 

1 do" for that time. His .fWi'^er owned a lillwork 
'^ctory in the "waterpow^r" district of "l^ockf ord . i-'ranklin's 
• other, Sysan Ann (Heller) Lander died on the 19iil of November 
' r\ I869. His father John Fredericic Lander, died on the seventh 
-if May, l«7'-i-. Frank vtHs only fourteen at that time and his 
father's business quickly dissipated. Frank's .-luardian 
was thp family doctor, Or. Lane. He invested the estate 
unwisely and by the time Frank was twenty-cne, there was 
nothin'? left. Frank tried for many years to recover some- 
thin? from Dr. Lane but nothing haooened. My uncle, i<iuintin 
S. Lander r'^members talk about it still goine on as late as 

Frank C. Lander was interested in baseball and olayed 
and managed the Rockford club in the "Three I League." He 
also =Tot into shov/ business. rie served as credit rnananer 
for the Pay Lewis Wh'^lesale Cigar Goraoany. He also was a 
report'-r for the Rockford '^iewspaper. He was active in labor 
^nd served in 19^5 as Vice President of the Central Labor 
Union of the State of Illinris. In I906 he was President 
■>f that organization. 

In 19;^'-l-, he suffered senile dementipt and died in the 
State i.'.ental Hospital in Sls;in on the twentieth of Oecember 

Frank's father John Frederic'' Lander was born in 1^2'~ 
in DanXville '^ewYork. His '--'ranifather came frnm ^^Isace, 
Germany. His father is unknown to anyone alive today. His 
iincle, Edward Lander married Eliza West, daughter of 



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:is daughter Slizi, and Eiward Lan^fr had three children, 
(j) Edward, born 1816, died 1907, received a law degree from 
harvard and became a Jus'^ice of the Supreme Court of Washington 
Territory. (2) Louisa Lander, a noted sculptures- of the time. 
(3) Frederick West Lander, born the seventeenth of jecember, 
1821, diei the second of March, 1862. He became a Union 
ioldler and explorer. He went //est to Wyoming and built \ 
road from Burnt Branch, on the Sweetwater River, to Bear Lake, 
Utah. In 185" » i^olonel Lander stopped an Indian War. A 
nearby town called i-ush Root was rr-named Lander, Wyominr. 
also had a mountain named for him.^ Lander i<iountain in the 
Wind River Range. 

Frederick attended West '^oint and was promoted, along 
with U.S. --rant to the rank of General. Jeneral Lander marrieri 
Jean Margaret iJavenport, an English aC^ress. He .vas a su 
ful strategist in the Civ.l.l War but died in camp while on 
a camoairrn against Stonewall Jackson. 

John Freder''ck Lander, father of Frank C. La.nder, was 
born in Danville, New York, in 1828. His father, as stated 
earlier is unknown to anyone living. John died on the seventi; 
of May, 18 7^*-. 

Susan Ann (Heller) Lander, mother of Frank C. Lander 
was born in 1°29 and died on the nineteenth of i>Iovember, I869. 
Her Family linea?e can be traced back on th: enclosed chart 
to 1702, with the birth of Hedrick Hager, who founded the 
town of Hagerstown, Maryland. 

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; -:, 1 in l'^(-: 
The Scougall name ca.me from ScitlariB and was an offshoot from 
the '.;c:)^ugall Clan. They separated from the McDougalls a 
■ war between Bruce, the king of Scotland and Edward II of 
England. The Scou^^alls were loyal to Bruce while the 
McDousralls were l^yal to Edward I^. 

The father of Mary Addey Scouijall, (my great-great grand- 
father) James Blair Scougall lived in Rockford, He enlisted 
in the 96— Illinois Volunteer Regiment in the Jivil Wart He 
was hit in the f'^ot with a cannon ball in the Vic'^sburri; 
Campaign. He was taken prisoner and spent eighteen months in 
a Confederate prison. 

James was ^ stonemason and lived on South Winnebago Street ^ 
Once they moved to Popeka, Kansas where he ran a store and 
trading station, but that vtxs short lived so the/ .noved bac'.^ 
to Rockf'^rd. 

James' wife was iVlary (^ddey) Scougall. She was born in 
l'^37 and died on the second of February^ I9OI. The Addey 
linea^-e has it's ^rip-ins Wales. Marv's grandmother was a 
Welsh ?vpsy- 

Truman Johnson, father of Beatrice Johnson was born in 
l'^^3« He was a glass setter when he was y^unz. He later 
became Winnebaso County Clerk and President of Security Bank 
on Broadway at ?— . When the banks failed in the depression. 



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c'essional polt fall an 

- - -^f Forest Hills Country Glubf He died at home in 1939' 

Lillian (Peterson) Johnsont 'r;other of Beatrice, was 
born on the sixteenth of September in 1831. She grew up in 
Rookford and once knew everybody in town. She married 
Truman Johnson. She soent the Ir^st ye ~irs of her life in 
New Milford, Illinois. She died in June of I966. her father 
was John Peterson. I have only found a marriage license to 
"Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson" dated the tenth of August, 1871. 



MATERNAL SIDE 

My nother, Lois ■-'iae (Aukes) Lander was born on the 
twenty-sixth of Seotember in 1930, She was the first child 
of her father's second wife. She lived in Leaf River, 
Illinois. Her -other died when she was three. She, her 
half broth'-r, and her father, who worked for the Railway 
Post Office then moved to £1 -in, Illinois and lived there 
froTi 1935 "t 1938. Her father hired '.sany house keepers to 
take care of n-iy mother and Warren, her half brother from 
her father's first marriaie. 

She then moved to Rockford on JO? r'orest Avenue. 
They lived there about three ye-irs. In 1938, her father 
married Bessie C. Curtis if Cuba City, Wisconsin. She died 



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I9'-*'3 her father niarriei Cleo Beaver Anders "•^. 

Lois Aukes attende-' Lincoln Pa»k, Roosevelt Jr. il 
nd West Hi?h Sch-^ol. She left hi^h school durin.? her 
soDhomore /ear to at rend Rookford School of Business, wherf. 
she met Truman F. Lander. After her children were in ^rade 
school, 3he 5:raduate.i from hi.^h school by tacin-^ night classe'. 

She then enrolled in Rock V^aLley Coller^-e night courses 
and received an Associate in Arts Degree in iV.ay, 1973 (witi; 
honors). She has b en workin?" as a receptionist, b'-^okkeeper 
at Tri-State Aluminum Proiucts, Inc. from 196^1- to the present 
Other emplovment was from ig-'-B to 1953 st 3eor-^e R 
Clark Insurance Companv« 

iVjy iVIaternal Grandfather, Raymond Vivian Aukes was 
on the first of June, 1?99 in Ogle Count/, Illinois. He 
was the oldest of four children. He attended the Stephens -n 
County School System and recieved his «i,r;hth grade diploma 
on the twentieth of June, 191^. He attended a irivate 
rpliffious nigh school f'.r two years in German Valley, Illinois 
He attended Brov/ns business College in Freeport, ILlinris. 
He work:ei as a carpenter aoprentic'" for some time. He 
married Delia i-lorence Buss in 1922, and had son Warren 
Jale. She :iie'-' when Warren was born on the second of April, 
192 'J'. He "oved back with his parents to take care of :■■" 
child. 

On the sixteenth nf July, 1929» he marriec 
'iarg'^ret Beuth, who was his second cousin. They lived 

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^Tian for Smith Oil Co.. 
u.inder). 

In the worst of the Depression (1932) he went to work 
for the Railway Post Office (as a substitute) and he made 
"60, 00 that year. After two years of substitute work, he 
"lOved to Sl^in to work full time in Chica.r'o for the Rai.lwa/ 
Post Office. He lived in Slp;in because he didn't want his 
ohildren to live in Chica<?o. 

He starte-^ farrnin?- after retiring in 1955. In 1968, 
he sold his farm and moven to Cre-'-on, Illinois after getting 
a divorce from Cleo Beaver Anderson. 

In 1970, he bes:an wore as a carpenter for ti.Lj. Ltnyre 
Company in Orei?;c..n, where he is presently employed. 

My iviaternal "randnoth^r, Delia Margaret (Beuth) Auke? 
was born on the sixteenth of July, 19'''3 in Stephenson 
County, Illinois. She was the third of six children. She 
graduated from 8euth '.Irade School in 1917' 

She was ma^^ried to Raymond /'vian Aukes on the sixteenth 
of July, 19«:9' She died in childbirth on the twenty-seventh 
of November, 193 3* fhe child was buried in the same grave 
in g wooden cookoo-clock box. The same clock now hanfs in 
our livini room. 

Wiard Reinder Aukes was born on the tv/entieth of Sep 
1^73 in Iowa. 



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' <7'^'' He married 
^he eighteenth of March in 1897. 'flfeey had thr'^:s sons, 

nd \^ivianf Melville ')wl.p-ht, and Harl^in W«rsley and one 
aau=:;hter Margaret I',-ene. All are still alive except Harlan 
Weslf^v who died of cancer as a soldier in World War li. 
Wlard t'ied on the twenty-seventh of Movember, 1953- 

Ella (Reints) Aukes, Tiother of Raymond Vivian Aukes 
was born on the thirty-first of May, 1??2 in Stephenson 
County, Illinois. She rriarried Wiard Reinder Aukes on the 
ei-Thtf^enth of iviarch. If 97' She died on the twenty-third 
of October, 1936 in jerman Valley, Illinois of heart tr:"uble 
and iropsey. Her parents were Hayo Reints and "retja 
(Janseen) Reints. 

Reinder idze Aukes, father of Wiard Aukeg, was born 
on the fifteenth '"f June, IB'+O in Canum, Prussia. He was 
the son of Sdze lerends Aukes and Brechtze Reinders { 
Aukes. He became a member of the Rpfor'ned Church in Canu;n 
on r^iaudy Thursday, the ^-wenty-f irst of April IB59. He 
and his oar\nts t)mi.°;rated to Illinois in i860 to escaoe 
■t:he mandatory 'Tiilitary service in Prussia. 

He married \Jepke Reikena on the tenth of April 1871. 
in Grundy County Iowa. He died in Iowa on the twentieth 
of June, 1«?P. 



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ri ; Lf r t.':L. left their home on the thirteeni 5-pteinber, 
1865 to sail from Hamburg on September l6» 1865» 7hey arrives 
in New York on the first of October, I865. They took a train 
to Marengo^ Iowa and arrived there om the twelvth of October. 

- --y hired teams and wagons to take them to Steamboat Hock, 
Irwa because the train went no farther. It was there that 
the family settled. Gepke was one of three daughters and 
five sons. One son died in infancy.. The daughters were 
Antje, JPrauke, and Gepke, and the liarie-" .'ere Johannes, 
Berend, Evert, and Weert. There were nineteen in ,':he 
e mi3:ratin'-- g:roup, all fa-'iily and friends of the Reikenas. 

iepke's husband died so she t ok her three sons to 
Illinois and niarried Rcnmen Ludwig in German Valley. He 
was born in April, 183^ and died the fourth of September, 19'" 
Gepke "passed into the Ireat 3e/ond" on the fourteenth of 
September, I919. 

Wiard B. Reikena, father of Gepke, was born the eighth 
of March, 180? in hvixlum, Germany. He was an architect 
and cabinet maker, ilis father Berend W. Reikena w'?s an 
architect in Pwixlun. Berend married Antje Weerda who died 
in 1^=52. 

Wiard married Frederika Ryken on the ei5.hth of iv;ar Ti, 
183^. Wiard died- on the sixteenth of September, 1886. 
Fre'terika was born on +he thirt';^>nth of February, 180t-, 
and died on the si.-.-.teenth of February, 1903« Her fath---, 
Hans Ryken was the mayor of Larrelt and an architect. 
"lOther was Frauke Free sen, aiBses), died in 1840. 

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rothers, Reint and Simon. Thev came to ^erman Va 
Illinois from Germany and settled within a mile of each other 
and farmed. Andrew married Matt.ie Dahlmeier on the third 
of July, 1^95. fhey had five daughters and a soni Sarah 
Amanda, Albert Hern, Delia iviarfi;aret, Dorothy Louisa, Pearl 
Alice, Ida May. Ma 'tie diei on the seventeenth of February 
loiij.. 

Andrew, son of Enos Beuth and Sarah Reints, died on 
the thirtieth of ,/.ay, 1935 • 



This to the best of my icnowledge is the lineage of 
first, ly father's family ani next , my mother's family. 
I hope that in readins; this, you will find it as interest in' 
as I did, (but not as confusin,??") . 



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3. Number of Child of this Mother 1" 

4. Date of this Birth lla.r.....ll.'.'. 02.. 



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*Still-Births should be reported on a separate blank form. 

tThe baptismal or chri.5tian name of child should be certified, if possible, when this certificate is made, and should in 
any case, be reported to the County Clerk within a year. , 



STATE OF ILLINOIS, [ 
Winnebago County, ) 

I,... .Ti.Umail...J.0..h.ng.O.n County Clerk 

in and for the County and State aforesaid, and keeper of the files and records of the reports of Births and 

Deaths, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a fuil and complete copy of a report of the Birth of 



.Be.a.tri c e. .. Felicia. Jo hn^^ 

as the same appears from the files and records in my office remaining. 

6". ri^ Ceri:{>c^it, ^^ witness whereof, I have hereunto 

O"^ set my harid and affixed the .seal of my office at 

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Royal Prussian Passport for Travel Aboard 



Description of Pass Holder 

1 . Born In ) - 

« ... . ( Canum 

2. Living in) 

3. Year Born 1840 

Day of Birth 15th June 

4. Height 5'10" 7'" 

5. Hair Brown 

6. Eyebrows Brown 

7. Eyes Gray 

8. Nose ) 

9. Mouth) 

10. Beard 

11. Face Oval 

12. Built Medium 

13. Unusual Features None 



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For Farmer To Travel Via Bremerhaven 

Reinder Edzen Aukes 



To: Illinois 



Reason for Travel: Emmigratlon 



Signature of Pass Holder 
Reinder E. Aukes 



This Pass is good for this trip. 



All civil and Military Personal are advised that the holder of this pass 
is free to go anywhere, and is to be given assistance if he needs it. 



Given at Emden the 15th of November 1860 and seven 
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From the Birth and Christening register of the Village of Canum District Emden 



1840, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty on the 15th Day of June in 
the forenoon at 11:30 was Born to the (Landwerth) farmer Edze Berends Aukes 
and his Wife Brechtze Reinders Bakker a Son. 

He was Christened on June 21 in the Nome of Reinder Edze Aukes. 

By Affidavit 
M. Boeimon Pastor 

Canum: 4th November 1867 






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1859, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Nine on (Grd/n Donnerstag) 

Maudy Thursday the 21st of April • 

Came here openly, and after taking Instructions In Christianity, and 
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Church. 

Reinder Edzen Aukes (Hier Wohnhaft) Resident 

Son of Edze Berends Aukes and Brechtze Reinder Bakker. 

18 yr. old 

Conum: 30th March 1860 

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LARSENV HAROLD THOMAS, 19A8- 



Lease use ink; please place these sheets at the front of the second copy of your 
family history 

;ar Contributor to the t^OCk Valley College Family History Collection: 

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

SURVEY ***-,'c-,VA;';A)VAA*A-.V-,V-.VA;V5';Aycy:;VA;V;V-,V 

tr ,. r, T * OFFICE USE CODE 

, V Ha ^old T. La 'Sen . 

1. Your name | * 

Date of form May 6, 197)4 * (ID H ) 



2. Your college: Rock Val l ey Tol lege ■-• (ID // ) 

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3. Check the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
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^Before 1750 1750-1800 1800-1850 

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

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

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

X Farming ^Mining S hopkeeping or small business 

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Professions '^Industrial labor Other 



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 

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

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Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

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

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fami ly members 

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I. FAMILY DATA 



Current Residence 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name LrokJ /iju/t;^ JAPbE/^ 

I f dead, date of death /^^ ^ 

Place of bi rth ijA^lAL llr>£l^^H Date of Birth ///'? 



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Education (number of years): 
grade school jlH high school LiM/^ vocational H.<^<^ college c-^j^j^ 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
A / (after leaving home) 
1st i ^fUXUt (iU-/L > V^ ^L^- Dates ls_t Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd ^Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 

'tth Dates ^th Dates 



Re I i g i on 



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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother ^ , „ ,, x„; . 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) 

Name A&'i:Br^£- r£4^/iC^ ///^^/t/ Current Residence ^_ 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth .■ nL/^.iiC-Ll''/'^--- Date of birth /^S5 



Education (number of years): 
grade school '/' high school V vocational V col lege 

Occupation(s) ^^^^^^^5 T^^^/^^ ."^ /t^^^^V PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

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3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

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Place of marriage to your grandfather ,/ ,/,,/''/t ^/i<: .*^^^-, DATE 
Note; 



il^a^°a^tHf!*Ehl^^^a£g'8?^tl(f§ P^ge^^A-^)! stepmother or another relative give 



A-1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

^■'"'^ Current Residence 

I f dead, dale of death 



Place of birth Date of Birth 



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

Occupation(s) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Dates 



1st 
2nd 
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Place of marriage to your grandmother • j^j g 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

'*^"*__ ^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death ■■ ^ ^ 



Place of birth Date of birth 



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

Occupation(s) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



'^^ __'^^t®s 1st 

^^^ _Dates 2nd 

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Re I i g i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



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Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name -Jcf^ -J4'A'/f(^ li'iUI/r-M J'^'^jl Current Residence 

If dead, date of death /;^^. /^Z? 

Place of birth 3i I^J^T ^f^TlCh , (''JA'AM Date of birth //<^V 

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

Occupation(s) ^Tot^E im^cK^f-/ ^^^^^ ^^ RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st i>Tc^i- ^f4'S>o^' ^Dates 1st '^/f^ AiJ.4-iii6 '-^f'^ti^f D ates 

2nd ^Dates 2nd 6tiL/Dc0-^- /U/f^<^^^ D ates 

3rd ^Dates ^3rd ^Dates 

^th ^Dates ^'♦th ^Dates 

Re 1 i g i on jl V^^Jc" A^ L I A A 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother Ucp(_A£ ^fifi,'^ /Ci/AJO/^ ^htt. YTn^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SlHp father Or ^nUltteP r§1ailV« (tO age 18^ — ~~ 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name 4a71'/( Ivii^e. Pf^L/fJ& ^Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death /,i;),^ // /^g"^ 

Place of birth D ate of bi rth____/££6 

Education (number of years) 
grade school U[d high school /uJi^ vocational liitc college LLii^- 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st He v'^:>i i/^l f i ^Dates 1st 5//>/^ /'$ .Jt^^''^^ ^Dates__ 

2nd ^Dates 2n d D ates 

3rd D ates ^3rd ^Dates__ 

Re 1 i g i on tf'/'^^CO/'-fLLf/^ 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfath^r /^--fi4-it&'£cc'^:'/ii//lC/<, d ate 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 18) 
give that data on the back of this page (0-2) 



C-l Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 

Pl.ici- <•! Iiiflh I). lit- ot 1)1 I Ih 

( <liit<il i on (iiiiiiilx- r 'if yi. , I •, ) 
«|r.iile MhiMil hiijli school vocolion.il colloiic 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
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Dates 


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'♦th Dates ^ith Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother ~~ date 

D-2 Stepgrandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead, date tjf death 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 





vocat ional 


col lege 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 




Dates 


1st 


Dates 


Dates 


2nd 




Dates 


Dates 


3rd 




Dates 



Re I i g i on 

Political par t y , 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 



Place of birth //////^^, /77 



Number of ygars of ^ chop I ing ,, 
Res I dence €ll-Oi- ,mAilL n f^ TiT 



tL 



date 






Number of chi Idren 



.. Occupa t i 6h M.HA. r^Aj:4^£ /^/h(/ 
Marital Status l/4iliT7) ' — 



Name P^'u'' Lygrn 

Place o^ birth MPitia ^r>vy>y 

Number of Y^^^cs^gf S(^^^ng^__ 

Res I dence ■ 

Number of chi Idren 



Name """^^ L^r.;^n 

Place of birth H?m?r Norw.? v 



Number of years of school ing 
Res I dence Ro<~k:^o"'^\ ^I^ 1 ino1-r - 

Number of chi Idren 5 



Name '^"th Larson 

Plac e o^ bjrth H»aa r , N^vw.'^y 

Number of, years of schooling 
R*ciH»n.oL^"^i"a- -fro-wry y 



Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren ^ 



Name Er'ith L?rspn 

Place of bi rth H^nipr, No-w?v 



Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence ROCKFORD? " 

Number of chi Idren ? 



Jate 



UNK 



Occupatibn 

_Marital Status fi14-Hm.d^ 



For r wi j'n . 



date UNK 



Occupation 

Marital Status M^«r-t-rT* 



date 



UNK 



_TZI__ Occupatl6rt 
Marital Status '""^°*^ 



date 



UNK 



_^__^__^_^ Occupation 
Marital Status 



). Name M? ^-y L^rspn 

Place of birth Hrmpr. Noryyy 



Number of years of school Ing 
Residence Ro«-hg>';trT-. N rw Yo-k 
Number of chi Idren 5 



Name Ingc'borg 

Place of birth Hprns-, Wyr^Ty" 



Number of years of school Ing 



Residence Wrb=;tpr 
Number of chi Idren 



Wi «;ron<;' 



(. Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of school ing 
Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



0. Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of school ing 
Residence 



Number o f L llll tl r B P 



oate 



UNK 



Occupat I On 
Marital Status M?--rirf^ 



date UNK 

_^__^__^_^ Occupat ioh 
Marital Status Mptt-IT^ 



date 

"Sccupatibh 



Marital Status 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



date 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



CHILDREN of t and D (or C- I , D-l)-your mother's name should oppear helow 

N.irtw BrTif L?'r'='"n 

PI...; - ..f l.i.M. ti ' y ^ .'" ^ ' I ^^-n u L - ^^^^^ A-^-t ^^. y^n 

NiinU>.T ..I yr.lf. r.f school I IU| ' nrrnn it Lan ^7"^"^*^ *" ' 



Numt)cr of ch i 1 drcn 



Marital Status 



2. Name Boyd Jury 

Placo of birth Br'ul.U 1^ , irUiui ■ 



UNK 

date 



Number of years ot schooling (TccupaTT^ 

^^^ ' dence__ Marital" S tatus 

Number of children 



3. Name I''' •'"''V 

Plac e of birth B^^^^''' ' » nUnoir 



UNK 

date 



Number of years ot schooling (Occupation 

J"'*^^""^^.., Marital Status 

Number of children ■ ■ — 



>*. Name Mil^rrr' Jury 

Plac e ol birth D""' "i'^ ' " ■ I^^in , air ^__ UNK 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children 



5. Name ^^^^ •'"^V 

Plac e o^ birth D ^ ^ui^ ' W". H-in^ir 



UNK 

date 



Number of years ot schooling " OccupatTort 

J*'""^'""—-, Marital Ttatus 

Number of children — —_ 



6. Name ^o- Jury 

Plac e o^ birtb °"' ' '" ' t^^^"^' ' *- ^^ 



Number of years ot schooling TkZH'pation' 

;^""^^"^^ Marital "Status 

Number of children -^— - 



7. Name AriPlla Jury 

Plac e of birth " ' "" ' ^ '"^" ' ^^^^•"'■■^•^ 



UNK 
date 



Number of years of schooling OccupiTTo?;" 

Residence ~~~"~ — ~" 

Number of ch I Idren ' 



Marital Status 



8. Name Evelyn Jury 
riacc or birth 



u . , ; _ — ^ date UNK 

Number of ye.,rs of schooling OcTupati^ 

Residence ~~ — nTrTTTr c » .. 

u . , — r-r-n Marital Status 

Number of children ' ~ 



9. Name 

Place of birth 



Number of /cars or schooling Occ upatioh 

Residence ■ — — 



Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



10. Name_ 

Place of bi rfh 



Number of /ears of ',rJiool ing 



date_ 

' '"■' """^ Occupation 

Residence u > > , r^ 

„ _^ ^— Marital Status 

dumber of children 



I 



Your Father 



Arne Lars en 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth ^^^J' ^""^^^ 
Education ( n umBFr~oF"yea/sl 
grade school ° 

Occupation(s) 



1622 Hamilton Ave. 
Current Residence Rnn>fn>^ri, THinnia 



Date of birth 



March 12, I916 



high school 



vocational 



col lege 



1st 



Molder 



2nd 



Machinist 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

193i+-1958 T/WM^^^ leaving home) 193^-1963 

y^^^^ 'St ?8 Cnnerp.'^.s ^Hyp, mf(\^^tS 

1958-1961 , ^ same „^ same 

Dates -^ '^ 2nd Odtes 



3rd 



Ma^.ntainance 



I96I-I97U t622 Hamilton Ave 

Dates 3rd 



ijth 

RelT^TS?; fccrtirerair 



Dates 



^ith 



Dates_ 
Dates 



1963-197^ 



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

Baltic Lodge - 



MarohOS, I9I 1 O 



Place of marriage to your mother J^e-J-vi^fe'^-^ > Illliiuia ■ ■ d ate 

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



Current Residence 



Your Mother 

fjg^ Edna A. Larsen 

I f dead, date of death 

Di,^^ ^f k: ^n, Belvidere, Illinois _^ - ks-i-k 

Place or birth ^ Date of birth 

Education (number of years) T 

grade school high school 



same as above 



April 13, 1919 



vocational ^college 



Occupation(s) 
J ^ pimptester 



Dates 1958.^973 ,3^ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



s a m e as abav a 



2r,d a-sembly -woman p^^^^^ 

3rd inspector D^^^^ 



2nd_ 
3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



D^ 1 : ^ t ^„ Lutheran 

Re I I g I on 

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



Place of marriage to your father d ate 

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



E-1 Stepfather 

Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth ^Date of birth 

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



OccupationCs) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Isl Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


ijth 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

'tth Dates 'tth Dates 

Re I ig ion 

Pol i t i ca'f Part les , civil or soc i al clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



F-2 Stepmothe i 



Name 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth_ 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd Dates ^3rd Dates 

Re 1 1 g I on 

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



Place of marriage to your father date 



HILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 
H?'T-o''r' Thomas Lpr«:<=n 



lace of bi rth Rorkf ord, TTTTnoTT" 



Ijmber of years of schooling T^ 



l;s i dence 41? Bancroft Ct. , 
Ijmber of ch i Idren norip 



Date of birth O'-tobpr PI, tq^8 
Occupat i on xrurKr-rivpr 



Kor<-orr^Marital Status m3--rip?r 



ame J^nips L^rspn 

lace of birth Rockf ord, , ii i inois 



jmber of years of schooling 1^' 
si dence 31''? Eiinoro Avp""^ KortcJ orr^ 
jmber of chi 1 dren ^ — — — 



"D^e of birth J"^v ^^ . ""^^^ 

Occupation ro^'""!"" "pnsirmpn 



Marital Status m^^ri<-Tr 



ame P?u1pttp L^rcpn Bourfoin 
lace of birth Rork orr-, ininoi' 



jmber of years of Schooling '^ 



Date of birth Aucu<=t ?o, "-o/t 



ssidence Portl^nr', M.->in<- 
jmber of chi 1 dren 3 



Occupation nou'^pff'i-p 

Marital Status ra^'-i^'"' 



ame Arnp M?viu«; L^rcpn J^. 

lace of bi rth Kork^ orr<, i' iinoi = 



Date of birth Frbru;.ry '^■=, y-^. 

Occupation X-urKrrivrr 



jraber of years of schooling ' '^ 

si dence ''^2? Hamilton A'v??'; kock' o^-"" Marital Status ^ot' mp^-^iTT^ 
jmber of chi Idren 

ame P^-triria Annp Lpr^jpn 

lace of birth KocKJom, iiiiddi^ 



Jmber of years of schooling ' '' 
sidence 16^5 H;>tni"' ton AVp, R^f-MViVf^' 

jmber of chi 1 dren 



Date of birth August '>6 iQSB 
—_,_— Ot^cupatiOn ■^•cuf'pn-i- 
Marital Status " '^ 



ame 

lace of bi rth 

Umber of years of school Ing 

as i dence 

jmber of ch i Idren 



Date of bi rth_ 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



^me 

lace of bi rth 

jmber of years of school ing 

2s i dence 



Date of bi rth 



Occupat I On 



Jmber of chi 1 dren 



Marital Status 



ame 

ace of bi rth 
jmber of years of school ing 
ss i dence 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupation 



umber of ch i Idren 



lii. 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 Col lectiori., deposited in the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, IllinDii 



ki^cd' / 



Signed 




E-1 Stepfather 

Harne 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth ^Date of birth 

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



0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Isl Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

^th Dates ^ith Dates 

Re I i g I on 

Pol i t i ca+ port les , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother """" Date 



F-2 Stepmother 

Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd Dates ^3rd Dates 

Re I I g I on 

Political party , civil or soc i a I c lubs , sororities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your father date 



CHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 
Hp-Tt'^r^ Thoma^; L^rc^n 

Name 

Place of birth Rorkforn, n7inoi«; - 0^^ ^^ ^,^^^ OrtobPr 21. ^9^8 

Occupation tyurkrrrVTin' — 



Number of years of school ing T/" 
Residence 41 "^ B^'ncr pft Ct.~ 
Number of ch i Idren none 



RorK-orr^^^arital Status m^^--i<-rr 



Name J^mps Ltsph 

Place of birth Rockforri, , 1 1 i inois 

Number of years of^ school Ing TT 



Residence 31 1 ? EUnoro Avp . WorkJorH Marital Status mP^rirT' 
Number of chi Idren ^ — — __ 



Date of birth J""* v '^"' . "''"'^^ 

OcGupat ion raprnlno '-«^r>sirni?n 



Name Ppulrttp L? rgpn Bourcfoin 
Place of birth Ro«-k orr?, n i inoi- 
Number of years of school ing '"''" 
Residence Portl^nr', Mf<in'? 
Number of chi Idren 5 



Name Arnp M?viu«; Lrrcm J^. 
Place of bi rth kocki orr*, 1' i inoi' 



Number of years of school ing ^"^ 



Date of birth Auou^t ?0, m/i 
Occupatibn RouToiTTT 



Marital Status ms-i^H 



Date of birth F^brusry r":, in/r 



„ Occupation x^U^k'^r'] vrV 

Residence "^ ^^^ HprniTton Avp. t^ork^oVH Marital gTTnTT not inP--i-rr 

Number of chi Idren ~~ ' — 



Name Pptriri? Annp Lpr<;pn 

Place of birth KorKTorc, II I iodic 

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Residence T^^"? H?>mi"' ton A Vp, R<Sf^[ii r>yi ^- 



umber of years of school ing "^ 
esidence '"^''5 Hpmi'' ton AVp, " 
Number of chi Idren 



Date of birth Augu<;t ?6. 1058 
Occupation ^TUfpHT 



Name 

Place of^ bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren ~" 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~ 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of ch i Idreri 



Marital Status " '^ 



Marital Status 



"SaTte of bi rth 
Occupation" 



Date of bi rth 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupation" 



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



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.', t]v boct rncnlloction of my Hiothor, hor ancoctorial horitagc be.'^an o-i 
;r's 3;;dG in Bright Station, Cani;la, To her near t rr,omory of tr.o 
■■, from what hor father cpo -o of the fanily, the far,iil7 '"^'i i^i"JDi/:r'.t^ 1 
In ]3ri,';;ht Ctation from I'Jnr^land, Tlio npcnlfic date at wlvi ch thoy immir^ra:,'-;cl 
r.'r.'i cannot recall. My fjrcat grandfather, Jolm Jury, headed a lumberjack. 
r-r i> at Drij^ht Ctation, Canada, She docs recall her father speaking of 
the Icni', trip his mother and father undertook to r.ct there. It seems that; 
thoy had traveled by covered waf:;on to the caj7ip. He stated that his mother 
felt that this was one of the most trying times in her lifetime, 

John V/illiatr. Jury was born at Bright Station, Canada in 186U. At the 
z -e of three or four they moved to Toplar Grove, Illinois where they 
lived for a period of one year or so. 

It seems that the most vivid recollection of my mother's family lies in 
the journey to Pueblo Springs, Colorado. He told my mother that at the 
a.'^e of five he saw herds upon herds of buffalo roaj-ning in the plains, but 
at the age of fifteen he did not see one on the journey back to Poplar Grove, 
Illinois. TJiis to him at this time was an outrage. It seemed to him a 
terrible crj.i and for all the years of his life he mourned the passing of 
the buffalo^ V/hen he died a fcv; rernaincd but there was but a few who 
'.••i thoU;;,ht '...Id buffalo would ."urvivco 

■ .dfath.or's arrival in T';jr;blo Springs, Colorado he werit to 
• ''":. I U'.". or, jack fc:'viian. '"h'>y wore ivlonoors at this tiine be- 

cau.';c they 1.' /e.l about ton to riftecn iuilcs outside of tov/n and had to 
kill thc'.r <• ;i. ;:ame most of t'r.n timna Tlioy lived in a cabin built ivto "■,'ae 
•^if ••■ of a r".''.3C, Almost evcj-y night tjiorc v.'ere different tyiics of aium-^ls 
pre. \o top of the cr:b.in. 



.r-iry V.'.?:": o' ri. 'o i. ;.;:i i- ■ I'-'-hnri'lr'^fl yoiin'l ra.'--. 'f f~lour, 

.•' anin.iln to'- .'. ■■", about nt. i.hir. t/jno nnd a ,-, :•" :^ -I'-r 
■•• -nd. Ho Viad .'.cvor; i nountann lionn or pi; as 

A '..'-do IIo tol'l py mol.h"" th'tt v.ncn evo»' the sitvirnaon •.::.rr':nto(X 
t.'.ic r>ack of f""ur over lii;j h^c'^ and run like tin'; dlc'r.c. :; Hjr 
;C'ire, Aa ; ind father f^rcw ol'lnr ho war3 nT l o\.'Ci.l to tnko tripr, around Kho 
rc". On . • .in occasiion ho ol.l- 'n Peak \7:lth a covnilf? of ^ •■ .ja 

) r-cm(;nibcrc-d it n.Ivrayc . 
:'■ ' of fifteen p,ra'v1];:a Jury'n fath-jr dccj'.lcd that bo ahouild .;iovo back 
:, IllinoiG, Ar, I so i,ho Oririly movo.i back to F' plar 
. .ore nreat (.randfathor Jury took up f.'i nni n,';^. He did so until }.'.t dctli, 
>2r'. -randrTiOthcr and r-randfothor onine to Amorica frcri Gcr: .a ly. 
. ir r rrnation ir> kno\.n to ar,y of my mot'ior's ;7''''^dniotlipr and p.ranJ- 
.■?.t.hGr beyc- I this point, 

y^i mother ';:• fathers occnp-i-ciL'n wo..-: an intorect^r-^ one. He bscaine a rail- 
oad rp.an fc'ding coal to tho O'^ancr, In hir: part time he tr.iincd to be a 
L-:tor' ; ".iricklayer. In these yearo of the l'i30's the trade took a 

■,r ;■, i; jiotienco by t];o approiitice than it, doof: now. For then the 

orade v/a.T ?:.;■. led dovm from ciio r;tonc;r,ason to the next. He trainf-.d at th;i ^5 
for a niraber of years and tho total of vhi oh I could net ascertain. 

Her father married Anna Loul.'; Behlinf; Jyi^-j after his first wife died in 
I'oplar Grov , I.llinois, Kcr irther I'lad t^/o children by Mildred, hir; 
rirJt v/ife, '.''•;rnon and liell.Irj, 'JTiie:-:e tv^o children lived at hc/ne witl; ny 
mother's b.-foohers and cjcterr; until the a^;c of eichtcen, i/i^f nrandmothor 
treated thero children x/ith th'- same lo\''o "rd affi"-''.. ".on that 
own. r.veiy . . of the nice -.'r^ather i ." ■• ar tlicy went vri' h fl'-^vrrn 



?'ont]..y tho idea was thr.t Aan.r 
I ViVio lli;;i .• ;^ .1 ii; :,'.or \mr- , It vna a cpecn 1. t.y 'if/ 
ornon O; : 

■■•■• ^" , "■ ' -"^Is, aU ^r;2 • 

l.y . .".i.cd thc;'a J'Oi- ItC rc.%., of tii'Tir Ixi'c, At ibi.'i timr ti.'; '.i',pr''».i.';ion 
■a in cLToct. oo.T.ohcr.-; tho ivji'.hborhood thour.ht that i/nc Jury's were vir.'r.y 
. : Viftcauce tlicy i'l-.'P.y^ ha'i somcthj aj on tlin tuti' in v-urh tc eat,' 
;■:: .■.rlfathcr woul'l. nc'er except any vfrjlfarc, ilo vj.-n'kt.a •,:"■ ircver and 
.-.J 1 find v.'ork, Hn vfas probaMy more bettor off than ao.-o. br;b he 
■ ; le r-nd woul/i never except an.' typ)e of charity. J\c wc)uld only 
.U ' of betveen cirlit to ten hours a day. He believed that ho should 
; ixeeCy v.'hcn other peox^lc were not able to find work at all. 
...Is Etoneni.-. onery work was well known in the area. He had a great deal to 
.o with the buildings in Beloit College, in the Talcott Building of Rockford, 
and had a great deal of admiration for his outdoor fireplaces which he would 
build for people. Each one of these fireplaces he would erect would turn the 
property which it stood on and est;'-mated eight hundred dollars raise i.n the 
I>roperties vclue. Some of these are still standing in this area. 

In his spare time, his hobby was his garden. From this garden he grew for 
the family potatoes, rutabo-gas, turnips, carrots, corn, cabbage, lettuce, tom.:.toeE 
spinach, apples, pears, peaches, and almost any other vegtable or fruit taat 
■\;as growable in this area. They ate carrots year round and they preserved the 
vegtable by putting them into a barrel of sand. They preserved other vccoables 
by dipping them into wa::. There was also a great deal of canning of the other 
vegtables such as tomatoes, the pickling of cucumbers into pickles, peas, beans, 
and most other vegtables that vere cannable. 



:. 'Ihc t.-:M <: ■ ..-or'.a )■.'■ n)..loJii ti-:. /.♦. -' f -r, 

'•andmoiiioT ■..■■.' i r-.lt • at tlir; brad of '■.hn i..m .-; .-j.rl 

aarvQ the fo'-n, Tl'.c rir.-'. lo bo ror/cd war; r'T'.,-;' '■' :-'er, 
o to o].dcr;b ch:ild, and the-, rra.tnifaiji'ir woul'i r.-ai , 

■ >.a;" aid at cacii ineo.l i;."H".13y by or.-r oT the ch.ildrcn, Jio in' vi'3 
rOlc.^j.; to foul around at tlio table or tlicy v;ould be r^ont oul, to tho M.tnhon 
o cat upon tbe ccuntero And tliis vas loo'c<-d at an being diG/.i-acofnl and 
to ycao who v:as cent there,' 
"ino -..as actually tb'^ir fatlierr; to (,ivi->, About all tb''ir motixjr v.'ould 
(o \:o.:\:. be ' cjnd them up to r.h'-;j r room uri'.il father co.iae hf';ie, UrO".3.i of 
cour:!';:: he would be away for a ti'ne and then f.randnother wou]d r,iv(^ tb' :ii their 
puriolj. c;Tt, I think my mother felt that their wa;-;n't that mucli discipline 
in the favdly because the'.r v/ar.n't ani'" no .d for it. All he h.-^d to '''■(•■ wa-j 
look a.;, her a,.d it would, fool ;^'5 if sofneono had (-'.ivon lior the wor-t span'ting 
of Iier life. Re just coiraianJeu a groat do?0. of i- s^pect fx'om his ehil iron. 

There weri. 'icht ahildron in the family. This did not incDude the two 
chi3.di'cn. by rt-andfathcr's fir.';t rn-arriaf;e. These two children lived v;.i lb 
the f; 1! ly u; til they rco-chcd the a^c of c.i.'diteen and then movod on for 
Iher.nclyo:', ''he names of tiie eifdit chil 'Iron were Boyd, Ira, I'ildred, .ToTii, 
Ten, A'lella, ;h/-el<Vrij and my iv.Ollier Efhia. 

i'jy father'." heritage is dcexdy crabodded in iiorv;<',y and Ameriea, T;i'_:ir home 
vas in Uuti&r, Ilon^/ay, Tliis is located north of Oi'^lo, rfon/ay, (Cce M: , ). 
They r«.sidc ' ^ri a farm outsjd';- of ii'Uii-ir in the county of Van-^o It v;ir:. a 
.•;i-nall fana a 'i they raised 1j ^'lo o'' anything, as .'irand"' t'-ei" was a c<'-nr.tract- 
"on won. and . ,i the road a great deal. His trade vr" mainly o" helT,!;;.;; to make 



a tlie ar(;a, '. <^Q■l\ (i? t.ypor. < r bu 1' :r/■;^ 

\t t.nicn ho ■. L>x,"i. hira awcy f;Tim hon'i a 

Tl' the riorL t'tv; liovinchold i/i'^n hn u-ic 

, ;:1' - (1 fii.no sjiont r>f.T '^ ij^r' ; n 

.;; rlicr in hof 3.irr:t'ir'.c rhc I- I vcri\. \.o Gonan-iy to 1ori.Tn 

I'hc. r were roven. brothcrn r^-rA siatc.rr. in rn;,-- fn.l/icr'n fojiily. Their no.' tj 
, . ";, Henry, rJuth, IVVith, I'i.ry d-v]. in;.;Gbon/,, They a'" 1 v;eni. vo 

r..' gradiKxted frcin jii{/h schoo]. la Korvm.y, Tlie school vac aV-cnt. 

a hsir-hour by skjn. You rmnl uiKlorstarif^l that in Noivay 
ski ^unt about. t,'t"i tiro one learn;; to i\alk, 'Ihn other i::odG 
L", t of the Glii'i :h or whore cars or bnces cruJri .-^o vcathor 

. Tourteon my fr.b}i'::rs .fanily ri;i;i:ii(Tratcd to A-ncrrlca, jlioxi 
c ; c lor Lie ." . 'Plip. ir.ain oivis vct'c that my i^randfather 

id a few o." 'lis brothers in .'^n'^rjca, and :.hat the family. vras liavinn diffjculty 
■ ; with creat .'7;randfathor Larson, '.n-iey felt tTirt thJ. .^ v/ould 
■ '.on and alr>o cri-;ate an'^opportnajty for their chJldL-on, 
Before i.i ' ration waa po:;.':iV5le the family had to have an extensive phv.;ical, 
) one cor.l-; l:e sick for their physical, for if thin did ocdur the one who 
btjc&ii/G ill vculd have to be left behindo And my father has stated that there 
v/aa only tld^.. one opportunity to go for there vfere others vho were waiting 
to CO also. The year was 1930. 



Tncy boarded the boat in Oslo, Non'/ay on route for New York City, New York, 
'["ley arrived at Ellis Island, Nov? York, 'ilicre they went through customs 
■j.1'1 i;ere adnitted to America, No one spoi:c r;n,';lish except the little 
the children knev; for school. After their arrival, they took a train 
to Jackson, Michigan and lived with an uncle for a period of about two 
weeks. Uncle I'- then took then to live in Rockford, Illinois with Uncle 
Harold, They lived with Uncle Harold for a period of two to three months. 
From there they rented a house in Rockford, 

The depression years were tough enouch but to face them as immigrants 
and without jobs was a hai'd task. However, i.>„- 'ci'^-ndfathsr^found many odd 
jobs where he could and lived off of welfare. He also worked with the WPA 
for a time. Grandmother continued her seamstressing and it was adequate 
for the family. 

My father and his boother Hani; worked on fs.rms when they first arrived 
in Rockford, My father earned the money as a famhand and it was a total 
of tr.n dollars a month, lJ\y father worked there for a period of three years, 
hHicn he returned ho le he started to work at Lanstrom Furniture CArapany, which 
is now out of businnss, but is located next to Special Machine Company on 
Eleventh Strcot. They wage there was 3')',i sji hour. In 193^> he started 
■ vk at Guni'';s Foundry, He v/as a molder by trade and earned an average 

:' "ttifi t.-t twenty dollars ii day. He \ior\' A at Gunites until IjUC) when 
.L ic''t to w • "k at r.ovi'-r.',': , H'"- cari.iid'^ji av r'-^e d" t^irKiiiiy-five dollnrs a 

.7 there wi". --e he was also a rrolder. 



■".cd job;: to uork rit ]',r:rhr:.'"6 nr, a;; a. ricicViJni.it-, H<7 • ■ 'Cl 
Inrs a dcy i.lif. r-^. Vvi "i ' ''■'J on ho ]v'0 vcrltc'l a', var5 '■':'; 

' ■' . '5 ctirrcnMK ernyl.",/'-"! at Jr.n' "f-n " ■ w 

r r:., Rock To rd an a. ninl* 
l-'^r I'fithcr 'r -.veil Icnowa jn llt.in nmn nnr; i ho nnu try cc a til-' .jiiinr."'''-, H'j 
,:-c'11cd in '■■.■'i.s sjxjrt. TTie R^- IrPord r;>;i Club nponnorod him n.n a'- ."M.-.vpnr 
■ -^ cor.ipotitj'. 13 Hll over the conr.try, A'''Oun,". tho iHar-eri in tb'n conn'w-y 
;"J r competed in f;h.i..;iunpnnr: oonpot' t'onn vrnrr-: IllJiiois, N'?-1:.h 
. '5- ' ta, California, C'^'lorad.o, Orc'-o"., vra."hlji;;hon, Mi inccosa, VOii-iont, 
■.;ir: , IIcv; York, tv\d Hi chij^o.n, T1h^'"c cornpotitions were held iirjiially 
in the carl:! ' part -of the ye-r and on vockcids. The mode of travel vna ly 
i-ar iu '.'.i'-Zr. ites and "c th'jrofore there x.'ere occacsions when he took dnys 
■ ■„ '. .1 t.: these meets/ 

::. • V er ■. ■ nt to telephone traininri nchool in her junior year of bifyi :-ehool 
in BijlvLierc. S'lc did this trainini"; part tJino while she was foin^^ to js.-^JhioI 
u,u; : c}iores at liomc. 'iliis trainnn"; v/as a great deal more ex^^en^jvc than 

. I . . . 'ay. Sne trained both for local operator .otatis and lon^ d:;.':',anco 
opci-; ' . If^nf;; di;'tancc ov.^rator had to knovr each eonnectinj? operato-r'B 

• limber In o -..r to injure her p:.'.rty thab th y would .^.et the crXl throu,.,ii, 
'j.liic requir'. ; a f^reat deal of nemory on l.-. ' ,rt of l.lic oi^oral.or, Tlis trair.ing 
LocjL year to ccrrrp] etc and she q.ui!. school vhen the vas able to obtain 

a job with t' -2 telephone compriuy. Che worked for the tolophoi'e comp" y /'•T.-r tv70 
year.;. 

Ry rother ■ -.d father were j •■rried on the tv/crity-Gij^hth of March, ]';'tO. TUey 
had -. ■ ■ •, .or.-, ited to a bl 7, he ; wcddin;j. A ni.stbodi.ot minister presided over 



:^'-'i vent lo - Vj'j'^ r>.\; :',\vr.:\\,i'o.v6r. Coniorntl in, Zh-: •■ 

-'-: lO.'A^nri-.r.j ;— ; oto)", and finally upon ret'' .. 1 .:; 

retircMcut sho ttakcs stnffod dolls for a Ern-JLl njooL;!-., '.. ." ;. • icy 
.'• reward ir.r to hr-r and to the ]x;oplo which pay money for thoM, 
'ji . brothers and clnterG, 'ITie old-Tjt Jarnec, is a machine repairman 
-1 h:: worlod for various concerns in Rockfc^rd, He is married to the former 
'. anc Johnson of Rockford and has four children. The nariios of the children 
are Jeanne, James Jr., Jacquiline, and Jon. M.v oldest sister is married to 
David Bourcoin of Portland, Maine, She has three fhildren Timmy, Wondy, and 
.Tnremy, Arne Jr., is the brother who next in line. He is a truckdriver 
for Cassen Transportation Company of Belvidere, The youn£;est of the family, 
Patricia, is still living at home with my father and mother and is currently 
enrolled at Jefferson High School, 

y^- school years were first at William Nashold Grade School where I graduated 
in L96I. The following year I enrolled at GuiD.ford High School , I played 
on the football, basketball, and track teams all four years that I attended 
Gu ]ford, I graduated from there in Juno of I966, On August I8, 1968 I 
vras drafted into the military. My training consisted of basic at Fort 
Polk, Louisana and communications specialist at Fort G'^rdon, Gf^iorgia, 
I received orders for Vietnam on the 23rd of March 1J*69. I spent one year 
of service in Vietnam as a commnn:' cations specialist and chopper gunner, 
I was honorably discharged from active service the 23rd of March 1970, 
1-iy active rank at discharge was SP/5, 

During my stay in Vietnam I was shot do-vm tvrlce under enemy fire, Tlie two 
times caised serious injury to most of the crew except for me, I did not get 
a scratch on me. Also, there was one memVer on each ship that were lost, 
I was based with the 269th Aviation Battalion of Cu Chi, VIetnajn, I served 
the following job occupations vrhile in Vietnam : communications chief of 
Battalions Operations, land-line and radio teletype operator, radio operator. 



I 



. flerk, cry]-'bn i-MrtoOi nn, nivl V:)rvttnTion comriar.i-lorr: holy.'Mi-i.rl 
■'i:r corpniv/ '.'lion v/cro enr^a":orl in mycr.'xf'nr. aroMnd 

-ro-u": I3o Loi V/or^Jls, Ho Bo '.'oodG, the Irr.n Tr1in.';lfj, 
'1 the surround:! 11;^ aroar, ar'l alonr: tlio Cfunbodi'-n borvl-^r rear 
Cji , the Black Vir/:in M'?''ntain, and aroun'-i Anrlc's \rjnr,, C' both 
.::".:"' 3 in which I wa.i rhot dc^:n t.lio;/- occurred around the Blork 
' '1. 
■ 'y I h?.vc very ntrom; foolirr.a about the sub,jef;t of Vi '.tnaiTi, 
•1 I. hope I" t .lome day tlio '?M"tcd Ctatec oV y\mcrica can re^lire how imicrjalistic 

" i;' ictnain, 
I .• d."i. rharne from the .'•rn.'-ice I enrolled at Rouk Vail '^y Coll-'f, ■, j.'he 

.wL t'.i'.'oe . ■.rtern I i;tudi:'d in the li'i;cr:i.l arto pror^rojn at ]{VC, At this 
'::ie I r.lso vs cn^^aj^ed in tV'.c Tootball pr'^f-rnin at HYC. I achieved .-'i !•' 
.■rScvQ:\cc. • ^ r.ll-recion both ycarr;, I pl.n.yed dcifejiriive end and \:r,i- a 
I'iker al.Eo, I:i the cprin;^ oT 197? I r^^eolved a nehlorchip 'vl, I'Jevr M'..:ico 
. .ate U.'iivev.'-.'ty in Las Crucc.'', Kow Mirdco, There I attended for one ycrxr. 

Oil L'''.o fir:;;, of July 197? I m-arrlcd the for.ner Vier.oria Anno Wendell at 
{ilori.-i, Dei J,'..i,bei'an Church in Rockford, Ill:inoi3, 

I a!:i curr': .-ly vorkinr^ an a driver~doc]r,-.'or?-.or at Eri^v^s Trar..iport'.'.Jon 
. :.'iivjLi.y -and j :)iii-; to Gchool to obtain my b-aelilors dejjree in 1:1 bora] ■: -tc, 
mic'i'^'' f<.dd ""lat n\y wife is cxp-'ictini/ a chi^d in novombcr which will be 
c-ur firrit. 



LAWHORNV BEriJAMIME CHARLES JA^^ES, 1959- 



^^'fAMILY-HIsJoRy''''' ""''" '"''' .'""'' "' '"' ''°'' '' '^' M^H^ COPY OF YOUR 

|r Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

^r;Jn%ln •'"'"' ^'""^ ^i''^''^ "" ^^. '""^^ """'^ "^^^"> '° historians and others studying 
nencan families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you onlv a 
.wm.ntues. and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit a cMve users Ldy 
:cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. arcnive users ready 

SURVEY 

1. Your name BENJ.IMINB CHARLES JAI-'.SS LAlfflORN I °'''''" ^^^ "^^ 
'^'^ °' '°^ " APRIL 2Q.1Q7I. * (ID // _) 

2. Your college: Rock Valley r.o liege v.- (ip ^ x 

Rockford, Illinois * -' 

Jour piper" "' ' "'''' '°" ''"' ''^" ^'^^ '° ^^^ '^'"9= ^^°"^ Vour family in 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 x 1 800- 1850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

k. Please check aH 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.|.) Middle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna., N.J., Va.) 

_South Atlantic (Ga. Fla., N.C., sTcT) x East South Central (La. ,Aiss. , Ma. Tenn K-^ 
_X_West Sout -tral Ark., N.M.. Tex.. 0k:r_^East North Centrai^Mic^ , Ohio! nd'.^ 
^Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) . "•/ 

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

-^^^'■'"'"9 ^Mining ^Shopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation ^Big Business ^Manufacturing 

^Professions Industrial labor ^Other 

^' In^fh?/^^'"'' 4^ religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
In this paper have belonged. 

Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian X M ethodist 

-J^PJ'^^ Episcopalian _x ^CongregaTTonal X Lutheran 

^^uaker ' ^Mormon ~O ther Protestant ~ O ther 

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

^Blacks ^ Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

__X__Jews X C entral Europeans Italians ^Slavs 

1''*^^, ^British X N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian ^Other .?f§» 

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

_2_lnteryiews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

rami ly members 

Vital Records ^Land Records The U.S. Census 

^Photographs Maps Other 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name JAJ'iES LEVI LAV/HORN Current Res i dence N/A . 

If dead, date of death A-prll -^-0.19^^ D uQuoln. Illinois 

Buried at the ht. Zion cemetery east of Ashley, Illinoi: 
Place of birth Ashley, Illinois Date of Birth June h^ 1 



Education (number of years): Not Available 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Farming Dates Life time 1 st Swanv/ick, Illinois D ates 1 909 

Kichview, Illinois 1 91 1 

2nd Dates 2nd Oakdale , Illinois D ates 1 91 ? 

tiwanwick, Illinois 1 91 !? 

3rd Dates 3rd Anchor, Illinois D ates 1 91 7 

Oakdale, Illinois 1922 

'•th Dates ^^h G p a ^li^a , I l l3.n P i S Dates_i^g_ 

Nashville, Illinois 1932 

Religion Member of Second Ban tlst Church of DuQucin, Illinois 19^5 

Nashville, Illinois. 
Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Not Available 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother^t i -, 4. , date , TT I 

^ ^ ^ Unknm.m-Ran ^^mv to c-pt April 7. 

, married. . .1 QoS 

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) 

6. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Martha Rosetta Coates Current Residence N/A 

If dead, date of death November 2k, 1~ 9 Swanwick, Illinois 
Buried at the ht. Zion cemetery east of Ashley, Illinois 
Place of birth Ashley, Illinois Date of birth haroh 7, 1 8R8 

Education (number of years): Not Available 
grade school high school vocational col lege 



Occupation(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home). 

1st House v/ife Dates Life tim elst Sv;aneick. Illinois D ates 1 oqq 

Richviev/, Illinois 1 91 1 

2nd Dates 2nd Oakdale , Illinois D ates 191^ 

■^wanwick, Illinois 1 9I 5 

- 3rd Dates 3r d Anchor, Illinois D ates 1 91 7 

Oakdale, Illinois 1922 

Ath Dates ^th Sparta, Illinois D ates 1929 

Nashville, Illinois 19^2 
Religion ^iember of the Concord Baptis t Church 

i Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Not Available 



Place of marriage to your grandfather .t , . . r,^ . ^ . i 1 ClATEa ^~^I n 7T7o~ 

°'^= i^aPaaM"Sfl«Fh^e'^Ba£l'&?<^t<f? agelS^^b^^a st'^S^Rfroranother relative give 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Charles Decker Sr. ' Current Residence N/A 

If dead , date of death Kay 1 6 , 1 96 5 Buried at the i-iasonic cemetery ol" 

Nashville, Illinois 

Place of birth Cnrdes . Illinois Date of birth April 19? 1 88^ 

Education (number of years): Not Available 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
U t Farmer Dates Llfe time lst Cordes , Illinois Dates 19?-^ 

2nd Dates 2nd Nashville , Illinois Dates 1965 



3r d D ates 3 rd D ates 

^ith Dates ^ith Dates 



Religion EvanF^elical- Confirme d at the age of 1^ in St. John's Church of Cordes, 

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

Republican ^ 

Place of marriage to your grandmotherg^. ^ Illinois ^^^^ Feb . 1 6 J 91 : 

Note: If your mother was raised by a I JtypTJ L Har'^tjr^aTIUUHir rKlai l VU (lO dtj e 18) 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Anna Caroline Wilhelmia Krietemeier 

Name Current Residence N/A 

If dead, date of death July 10. 19 68 Buried at the Kasonic cemetery of 
I Nashville, Illinois 

Place of birth New Kinden. Illinois Date of birth October 29, 1 88? 

Education (number of years) Not Available 
grade school high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

Ht House wife D ates Llfe tim fet Cordes, Illinois Dates "! 92h 



2nd Dates 2ndNasville, Illinois Dates'! 968 



3r d D ates 3rd D ates 

Religion Lnthpran- Cnnfirme d at Centraliaj Illinois on harch 2^, 1902 
Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



,f R?pub.1 jnan, n^— 1 1 ?^ 

Place of marriage to your grandfather SalemV Illinois d ate Peb. 16, 1912 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 18) 
give that data on the bacl< of this page (D-2) 



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



k. 



Name harv Elizabeth Kult ' 

,, _ Illi nois 



lary _ L 

P 1 ace of DJ rth 'Swanv/ick, 
Number of years o^ schooling 
Residence IJ/a 
Number of chi Idren 



d a t e harch 27 ^ 1 909 
OccupatiOnhouse v/ife 



^ 



__ Marital Statusl^arried l^d kult in 19^7 

_ Uied Juiy 2b, 1 9I+8- Nashville, 111. 



Name Denton V/illiam Lawhorn 
Place of bi rth r(ichviev/, Ill inois 
Number of years of schooling 

Residenc e N/a 

Number of chi Idren 2 



W 



date April 10, 1 911 

Occupation J^arm nrrecl hand 



Name VJilliain Lev0' Lawhorn 

Place of' birth Uakdale , Illinois 
Number of years of' school ing 

Residence N/a 

Number of chi Idren K 



Marital Status _ -^^-arrieu l/ioleu xvcLlain-'l 9'-^0 
Ditd July 16, 19^,2- Nashville 
Killed himself 



111. 



date Febuary 25, 191^ 
Occupation Auto I'lectianic 



Name Virgil John Lawhorn 

Place o^ birth i^jv/anwick, Illinois 



_ Marital Status ^iarrieu \iern iiaw ards, 19*^6 

i^iea JJecemDer 1^, 1965 

Beaucoup, Illinois 



Number of years of' schooling 



K 



_date Febuary 1, 1 91 5 

5'ccupati6rt i^oreman I'or IMl Gas Co. 



Residence DeKalb, Illinois M arit;,! <f.^,.cLpT-r^i m,] ,.,-r.c.o...f r^ n.^.n 1 9C1 
Number of chi Idren 2 " — 2 '' 



Name Clifford Ben.jara in Lawhorn— Known as Ben Clifford Lawhorn 
Place or birth ^ncnor, ixiinois _ dateAugust ?1 , 1917 

Number of years of schooling 



Standard Oil Co. 



Occupation Farmer & i-iaintenance Lan for 



Res?df>nrpir -, +. -r-, -, • • a — « — r-x— k"'--^^-- xaimt;!- c-c J-iainLenance i^ an icr 

Nu^er of cl?| iXi'n- '^^^^"^^ '^"^^' ^^^^"^^i^me dLoraineJ3ecke^ ^^ 
a m bt. Louis, ho. 

Name Rpsella Nnwak 

Place or birth anchor, Illin"o3~ 



Number of years ol' school Ing 

Residence N/A 

Number of chi Idren 



^ate Jujoe 18, 1919 
Tccupationkouse wife 



T 



Marl taT Status Carried r^Qward rlp wak-July 6, 19"^8 

bied i-iarch 2, 19'/0 

Nam e James Avery Lawhorn 

Place of birth Uakdale, illlnois dateApril 27, 1 922 

Jp^?5I ^! y^^*-^ °^ schooling — Occu pat i on Farmer a Gas statio n operator 
Residenc e Carlyle , Il l inois Marital StatusKarri eu Wilm^ nnrp-.lnnp u ruL ^ 
Number of chi Idren 7 ■ - ■ - " ■ — ^) . > 



-n i-iaanville, Illinois 



r ' ace or birth npVHpio T1 
Number of years of school ing 



"! ' nn1 ,q 



Number of cfliHIiren ' '^ IV ^11 

Dy second marriage 
Name Freda Margie Tubbs 



^datejune. ^0. 1 QP^ 

Occupat I on yjorks for the Railroad 



Marital Status harried Dnrthv B nva-i QUfi-divorced 

marriage harried Jean Hood-1 966 



Place of birth Sparta, Illinois 
Number of years of school ing 
Res I dence Tucson, Ari zona 
Number of chi Id 



] date June, 21 , 1929 ' 

Occupation iiouse v/ii'e 

'd braadh - diV6t*igS — 



Marital Status J'^arrie'^ 

^^" ] Py ^'.^^^"^ r-uarr iage Karried l/'ance L[i66- divorced 

i by thira marriage 



f'tace of birth jfa c^}-,.,;.-; t| ^ j^ i' ,- 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence Dn ^n^-,- r. 
Number ofCtWrtff&f^ 



nois 



Married Charles Tubbs 
date August ^ ^ 1 9^2 



c"' _ Occupation .Jorks in toy factory 

>iarital Status harried Mary Robeso n— d ivorced 
-, , , irriage Married Pamela C. 00 per Dualey 

3 by second marriage April-.^O, 1 966- Perry County 



Xiliii^ 

''- nv t,;rc;^, carriage 



CHILDREN of C and D 



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



^'l""' Zplriiq h-^ry T,vHin n-iWpn 



Number oi ycir-. of school inq 
Residence 



Nu^^er^f^^tife^^ 



_a_ 



Occupat. on Hnnc^P .m" f-o 



Name 



Place of birth Cordes . TIlTTtT; 
Number of years of school ing 
Res i dence Walnut. Illinnic. 
Number of children ^ ~ 



1 by third marriage 



Marital Statusj,,^^,- ^^ ,t^, ^, i-or-in-Divorced 



I^iarried Paul Hart-died 
I'iarried Henery Edward Dixon 



date Pecember 1^. 1 Q1 "^ 
Jccupat I onHousewif e 



Marital S tatus karried Ben C. T,pwh ^r.n- 1938 



Name Irene Pauline Schorfh eide 
Place or birth oo_ rdes , Illi'noTs~ 
Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence Nashville, Ulin'oTs' 

Number of ch i Idren B " 



date April 22, 1 01 8 

Occupationkouse wife 



Name Henry Ernest Decker 

Place oi* birth Cordes ., Illino is" 
Number of years of school Ing "" 

Residence N/A 

Number of ch i Idren N/ii 



Marital Status Marrled Albert ^Jchnr fhPidP 
-- October. 1 5, 1 9I+0 



iT/r 



date April 1 5^ 1 92:^ 
^ Occupation IMTa" 

Marital Status K7T 



Died about" 'lour hours al'te'f" birth 



Charles James DecVer Jr.. 



Name 
Place" 

Number of v.-ars of" school ing 
Residence Kansas CTtv, h^T7r.nr^, 
Number of c;,i Idren 



t<ate August 1?, 1 qpU 



1 bv fi rst liiarrifiPP 



Name 

Place of bi rth " 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Tdren 



-r—, _- Occupation Truck DrUr^y 

Marital Status I.arried J^npt. T^.,.pn_n.- ,,^^^^. 
— harriefi Esther Collins- died 

April 17, 197^- 



Marital Status 



date_ 
Occupation 



Name^ 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren ~~ 



_ date 

Occupat i6n 
Marital Status 



Name 

Place of birth ~ ■ 

•dumber of years of school Ing 

Residence 

dumber of chi Idren 



date 



an ta 



Occupation 
Status 



bi rth 



lumber of years ot^ school in 

ies i dence 

'umber of child ren 



Marital Status 




date 

Occupation 



umber of years of schooling 

esi dence 

"""•^er of children 



date_ 
ccupat ion 



Marital Status 



Your Father . ' * 

Known as Ben Clifford Lawhorn 

Named if fnrd Benigmin Lawhorn Current Res idence Walnut . Illinois 

If dead, date or death H/r 

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Place of birth Annbnr, Tllnnnis ^Date of birth August. t^1 . 1 Q1 7 

Education (number or years) 
grade school R high school vocational ^college 



Occupation(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

Ist Farm Hand Dates i 9^2-1 9^^- 1st Fiord ia ^Datesl_222_ 

OaV.dale, Illinois 19^6 

2n dFarmer Dates i 9l+';-.i 968 2nd VJaterman, Illinois D ^tes i 9I+0 



Kainte nance for I^iaple Park, Illinois 1 9^2 

3r dstand3rd Oil Co. Dates i 969-Present 3rd halta, Illinois Date5 l9^5 

Sycariiore, Illinois 1 960 

ijth ^Dates ^thKirkland , Illinois D ates i 968 



'^'^"9'^" CongrPP^^tinn.1 Jamesyille, Wisconsin 1971 

^ Walnut, Illinois Present 

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

DeKalb County Farm Bureau — havfield Grang;e ''■''-'''- '^ •--..• 

Place or marriage to your mother St. Louis, i^'^iss'oTAr.i d ate FebuarV I6, 19^3 

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

Your Mother 

[Nam e Loraine Lydia Decker Current Residence V/alnut, Illinois 

Pf dead, date of death iM/A "" 

Place of birth CordeSj Illinois Date of birth Dp^pri.hpr 1 '^ , 1 Q1 ^ . 

Education (number of years) 
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1s t Hni3.se Keeper Dates ^q-^-^-^g^Q Ist St. Louis, hissouyi D ates tp^i^ 



Oakdale , Illinois 1 

2n d House Wife Dates 1 9^8'-Pres ^n^ Wateririan . Illinois Dates 1 gl+p 



Remaining moves the same as number E 
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SOURCES 

INTERVIEl'/S; 
j Loraine Lydia (Decker) Lav/horn— Mother 

Clifford Benjamin Lawhorn — Father 
LETTERS ; 

Irene Pauline (Decker) Schorfheide— Aunt , mothei* 's ,slde 

Arvie Decker— Second Cousin, mother's side 

Paul Robenort — Second Cousin, mother's side 

Leona Nelson— Second Cousin, mother's side 

Hanna Coles — Great Aunt, mother's side 

Virenocia Smith— Cousin, mother's side 

Augest Krietemeyer— Great Aunt, mother's side 

>Jildred Beckmeyer— Second Cousin, mother's side 

Esther Grabbe— Second Cousin, mother's side 

Edna Coates— Great Aunt, father'i's side 

Bessie Jones— Second Cousin, father's side 

Amos Joseph Lawhorn--Uncle , father's side 

Joe Louden — Second Cousin, mother's side 

Nora Coy Alexander— Second Cousin, mother 's- aide 

Ruby Barcewski— Second Cousin, mother's side 

Emily Fortune— Second Cousin, mother's side 

Clara V/eiss--Second Cousin, mother's side 

Bertha Voss — Second Cousin, mother's side 



CLIFFORD EENJAI-ilN LAV.HORN 

Clifford Benjamin Lav/horn was born on August 3I , 191? 
near Anchor, Illinois. He is better known as Ben Clifford 
Lawhorn. He was the fifth child of ten to be born 
to James Levi Lawhorn and Martha Rosetta Coates. At the 
age of three, the family moved to a farm east of Oakdale, 
Illinois. He started school at the age of six in a one 
room country school (Lunnie) , which was about three miles 
from the farm. This distance was walked everyday. In 
1925? when Ben was eight, the house in which his family 
was living was destroyed by fire, thus forcing the family 
to move to another farm which v/as west of Oakdale. From 
here the school (name unknown) was closer, only a quarter 
of a mile away. 

Two other moves were made, one to north of Sparta, 
Illinois and the other to northvrest of New Kinden, Illinois 
before the family bought their own farm in ^^3^ . This 
farm was nortlieast of Hv/anwick, Illinois. It consisted of 
forty acres, a barn, a corn crib and a one room log cabin, 
which housed the family of eight. C'l^ personally saw 
this log cabin v/hen I v/as about sixteen or in 1955») Tn 
1957; the cabin was burned down or torn dov/no 

From here, Ben completed his eight years of grammer 
school education. He then hired out as a hired hand for 
about one year. Then in 1932, Ben and tv;o of his friends, 
Leroy Schmith and Albert Richerdison, bought a model' 'T' 
Touring car for five dollars and headed to Florida to 

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pick strawberries. They slept in a tent which one of 
them had brought along. After many flat tires and three 
weeks of traveling, they reached Florida to learn that 
the first crop of berries had been frozen and there was 
no work. 

They then sold the car for three dollars and went 
to a Civilian Conservation Corps camp to v/ork. Here they 
each received one dollar a week plus board for digging 
drainage ditches^ by hand. When the next crop of straw- 
berries came in, the trio left the CCC camp and picked 
berries for three cents a quart. 

After the strawberry season v/as over, Albert 
Richerdison decided to join' the Air Force. Ben and Leroy, 
then came back to Illinois on a train. Here Ben worked 
for Oscar Decker, his future wife's uncle, picking peaches. 
After the peach season was over, he then v/orked for Ed 
Branmier west of Oakdale , Illinois on a farm for about 
one and one half years. Here he received fifteen dollars 
a month plus board. 

In November, 193^, Ben and his brother Virgl headed 
north to a farm north of Waterman, Illinois (Russell 
KcCallister) and worked as a hired hand for one dollar 
a day plus room and board. 

On a visit back down south to Oakdale, Ben stopped 
to see his former boss, Ed Branmier and his brother Ted. 



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CLIFFORD EENJA^lIM L..WHORN 
Here he met his future wife, Loraine Lydia Decker, whom 
he had known v/hile picking peaches for Oscar Decker. After 
this visit and three more trips, plus many letters in the 
next six months, they were married Febuary 16, 1 933 in 
St. Louis, Missouri at a hethodist church. All trans- 
portation was furnished by Ben's brother, Virgl, because 
Ben did not ovn a car af this tdine. 



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LORAIKE LYDIA DECKER 

Loraine decker was born December 15? 1915 near 
Cordes, Illinois. She was the second child of five to 
be born to Charles Decker and Anna Caroline VJilhelmia 
Krietemeier. The family lived on a farm owned by 
Loraine 's grandmother, Mrs. Henry Decker (formerly 
Mary Eigenrauch), The grandmother lived with the Charles 
Decker family until she got sick and moved into to.vm to 
live with Lydia Beckma-n, her daughter. She died May 
6, 1923. - ' . - - 

In 192'+, the family moved to another farm that had 
been bought from Mrs. Henry Decker. Loraine lived here 
until she left home in 19^3. The farm was located about 
five miles south of I)fashville, Illinois. She attended 
Adams School, a one room country school, three miles from 
the farm. This school is still standing, but it is now 
used as a town hall and also as a township road equipment 
storage shed. 

In the spring of 1929? Loraine and her oldest sister 
Zelma started confirmation classes in Nashville, Illinois 
at the Evangelical Church. The Saturday trips for two 
years were made on foot (five miles) unless they happened 
to get a ride on a passing milk wagon. In April 1930, 
the two were confirmed. 

Cn Sundays, the only work that was done were the farm 
chores, Christoias was celebrated for two days, Christmas 
day and the day after. During Lent, the faiaily was not 



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LORAINE LYDIA DECKER 

allowed to play cards, to attend dances or attend any 
shows. 

After finishing eight years of grainiQer school, 
Loraine helped in her dad's fields. Also she worked for 
her uncle John Decker, hoeing his truck garden and then 
during the "peach and apple picking season working in the 
packing shed. The packing shed also packed for other 
neighboring orchards, one of these being another uncle, 
Oscar Decker. 

In the spring of 19^3? Loraine went to work for Ted 
Branmier, She received three dollars a week plus board 
and room for doing all the house work plus taking care of 
two small children. ^ After this job, it was on to St. Louis, 
Missouri, where she worked for a Jewish couple. At this 
job, she did not have to cook and had Saturdays and Sundays 
off. During Passover, all flour and anything made of 
flour was removed frcm the house until after Passover. 

After a year in St. Louis, Loraine went to work in 
Richview, Illinois, again doing house chores. The lady 
of the house also ran the Richview post office. After 
taking a test to help in the post office, and the house 
chores were done each day, Loraine would help stamp and 
sort the mail. The stamping was done by hand. 

From this job, Loraine went back to Ted Branmier, which 
was three miles west of Oakdale , to work again as a 
house keepero It was here that she met her future husband, 
Clifford Benjamin Lav/horn (known as Ben Clifford Lawhorn). 

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She had known him while packing peaches and apples at 
John Deckers. Ben at this time was on a visit from 
Waterman, Illinois along with his brother, Virgil John 
Lawhorn, After this visit and three more trips back by 
Ben during the next six months, they v/ere married on 
Febuary 16,1938 in St. Louis, Missouri at a hethodist 
Church. 



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CLIFFORD BENJA>iIN LAV/HOx^N & LORAINE LYDIA DECKER 

Clifford Benjamin Lawhorn (known as Ben Clifford 
Lawhorn) and Loraine Lydia Decker were married in St. 
Louis, Missouri at a Methodist church on Febuary 16, 
19^8. They had no car, so Ben's brother, Virgl John 
Lawhorn, brought them north, to v;here Ben had a job on a 
farm (Raymond Mercar) just north of Waterman, Illinois. 
His pay was fifty dollars a month plus one half gallon 
of milk a day, a half of a hog a year and a house. The 
one half gallon milk can is now in the possession of the 
oldest son, Benjamine Charles James Lawhorn, who was 
born on December 12, 1939. 

Transportation to get groceries and other necessary 
trips was still provided by Ben's brother, Virgl, until 
in the spring of 19^0 when a 1929 four door Cheverolet 
was purchased. 

After working for Raymond Mercar for two years, 
the family moved to Maple Park, Illinois to work for 
Jack Kenyon in the winter feeding cattle and in the 
spring and summer working in the fields for Virgl Mullis. 
While at this job, the second son, Wilbur Lee Lawhorn, 
was born on May 26, 19^1. Again in the spring of 19^2 
a move was made. This time it was to work for Fred 
Willrett on a farm one mile west of Malta, Illinois, 

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CLIFFORD BENJAKIN LAV/HORN & LORAINE LYDIA DECKER 

After working there three years and saving every 
penny that did not have to be spent, the family decided 
to start farming for themselves. A farm was found, about 
five miles south of Kingston, Illinois, It was cr.cned by 
Harley Renwick and Ben agreed to furnish the machinery 
and run the farm for one half of the farm income. 

The farm surrounded the Mayfieid Congregational 
Church of which the family became members. -Ben and 
Loraine are still members, of this church today. The 
two sons and also a daughter, Betty Lousie Lawhorn 
born December 3I , 1 9^+85 were confirmed at this church. 

The oldest son started to school in 19^6 attending 
the Brush School, a one room school which was about two 
miles from the farm. During that first year he had five 
different •■■teachers. One of the boys in the same class, 
Jack McConaghie, was the great grandson of the doctor 
that attended Loraine during birth. He was T, F. 
hcConaghie M.D. of Oakdale", Illinois. The next year, the 
second child, Wilbur, also started school but they attended 
the public school system in Sycamore, Illinois because of 
the consoldiatinn of the school districts. 

The house was large, having about eight large 
rooms but did not have any modern conveniences except 
electricity. Water was piped to the house by gravity to 
a tank in the basement. From there it was drawn to the 

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CLIFFORD BENJAl-ilN L.V./HORN & LORAIME LYDIA DECKER 

kitchen by a small hand pump. The water for baths was 
heated on a gas stove andf then put into a metal tub 
v/hich was placed in the kitchen in front of an oil 
space heater. When the family moved in I960, there was 
still no modern conveniences or any central heating 
system. 

In the first two years, the oats were shocked and 
then put thru a threashing machine. Also sweet corn for 
the Sycamore Canning Company was raised, picked by migrant 
workers, and then hauled by tractor to Sycamore, about 
nine miles southeast of the farm. The farm being only one 
hundred sixty acres and more modern farm machinery 
purchased, the family rented eighty more acres in 1952. 

In 1958, the family bought one hundred and ten acres 
without a house about two miles east of Kirkland , Illinois, 
During the next two years the new farm was also farmed 
with the rented land. Also during this time a new house 
with all of the modern day conveniences was built. In 
i960, the move to the new farm v/as made. 

The farm not being enough to support the family, 
Ben found full time work at a fertilizer plant in Clare, 
Illinois. Within two years he v;as a maintenance man for 
the fertilizer division of Standard Oil Company and was 
traveling a great deal. In the years 1965 and I966, the 
farm was rented to the Kayfield Congregational Church. 

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CLIFFORD BENJAhIN LAV/HOHN & LORAINE LYDIA DECKER 

After that, it was rented to a neighbor to farm. In 
1968, Ben was transfered to Janesville, Wisconsin and 
then transfered again in 1971 to Walnut, Illinois. Both 
transfers were a result of job elimation by the Standard 
Oil Company. Now his job consist of maintenance work on 
Standard Oil Company gasoline service stations. In 1973, 
the farm v/as sold to Donald Brock who had been renting 
the house since 1968. 

Ben and Loraine were membears of the Mayf ield Grange 
from 19I+5 to 19^8. They also joined the DeKalb County 
Farm Bureau in 19^+5 and are still members. 



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JA>^S LEVI LAV/HORN 

James Levi Lawhorn was born June h, 1886 near 
Ashley, Illinois. He was the I'ourth child of William 
Lawhorn and hary Elizabeth Goddard. He ran away with 
Martha Rosetta Coates to get married on April 7? 1908, 
On April ^0, 1955? James died and is buried at the 
Mt. Zion cemetery east of Ashley, Illinois, 



MARTHA ROSETTA COATES 

Martha Rosetta Coates was born on March 7j 1888 
near Ashley, Illinois. She was the second child of 
William Joseph Coates and Nannie Lee. S'he ran away 
with James Levi Lav/horn to get married on April 7) 
1908. On November 2h , 1939, Martha died and is buried 
at the Mt. Zion cemetery east of Ashley, Illinois, 



JAKES LEVI L.-lV/HORN & KARTHA ROSETTA C0ATB5 

James Levi Lav;horn and hartha Rosetta Coates ran 
away to get married on April 7? 1908. They farmed near 
Swanwick, Richview, Oakdale, Anchor, Sparta, New hinden 
and Nashville all of Illinois. In 19^1? a farm was bought 
northeast of Swanv;ick, Illinois. It consisted of forty 
acres, a barn, a corn crib and a one room log cabin 
which housed the family of eight at that time. The log 
cabin was burned down or torn down in 1957 after James died, 

The children born to this marriage were: 
NA^IE DiiTS OF BIRTH D^.TE OF DEaTH 

Mary Elizabeth 3-27-1909 7-26-1 9^+8 

Denton William ^-10-1911 7-16-19^2 

William Levi 2-25-191^ 12-15-1965 

Virgl John 2- 1-1915 Living 

Clifford Benjamin 8-3I-I917 Living 

Rosella 6-18-1919 3- 2-1970 

James Avery ^--27-1 922 Living 

Amos Joseph 6-3O-I926 Living 

Freda Kargie 6-21-1929 Living 

James Levi Jr. 8-3I-I932 Living 

Martha Rosetta Coates died November 2^, 1939. James 

Levi Lawhorn died April 30, 1955. Both are buried at the 

ht. Zion cemetery east of Ashley, Illinois » 



WILLIAM LAWKORN 

William Lav/horn was born in the state of 
Oklahoma. The date of his birth is unknown as he 
was Indian. He was raised by a white couple whose 
last name would proba))ly be Lawhorn. He later married 
>iary Elizabeth Goddard in Oklahoma (date unknown). 
She was German or Dutch. William's date of death is 
unknown but is buried at Mt. Zion cemetery east of 
Ashley, Illinois o 



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MARY ELIZABETH GODDARD 

Nothing is known about Mary Elizabeth Goddard 
except that she was German or Dutch. She married 
V/illiam Lawhorn in Oklahoma ((^-ate unknown). Mary's 
date of death is also unknown, but she is buried at 
Mt. Zion cemetery east of Ashley, Illinois, 



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WILLIAM LAWHORN & h.-JlY ELIZABETH GODDARD 

William Lawhorn and Kary Elizabeth Goddard v;ere 

married in Oklahoma (date unknown). They moved to 

Johnson County in Illinois were one son and four daughters 

were born. 

NAI-xE Dx\TE._OF BIRTH D aTE _0F _DE ATH 

Delilah Jane 
Cliffe 

Essie Arminta 
James Levi 
Rose 11a Mae 

They then moved to Jefferson County, Illinois and 
then to Ashley, Illinois. Dates of death for both are 
unknown but they are buried at Mt. Zion cemetery east of 
Ashley, Illinois, 



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WILLIAK JOSEPH COATES 

William Joseph Coates was born October 19, l859. 
He was one of four sons and three daughters born to 
Ozias Denton Coates and Katie Pierce. He married 
Nannie Lee, date unknown. On June 6, 1932 he died and 
is buried in Swanwick, Illinois, 



NANNIE LEE 

Nannie Lee was born on July 29, I863. She was one 
of four daughters and one son born to Marlon Lee and 
Rosettie Holly. She married V^illiam Joseph Coates, 
date unknown. On January I8, 1937, she died and is 
buried in Swanwick, Illinois. 



WILLIAM JOSEPH COATES & NANNIE LEE 

William Joseph Coates and Nannie Lee were married, 
date unknown. Both v/ere Baptists. He traveled for the 
Brown Shoe Company for awhile and then taught at a 
school. They lived at Ewing , Illinois part of the time. 
They ajso had a leather shop or store and then sold it 
and bought a farm south of Ashley, Illinois. It was 
sold some years later and they bought another farm 
northeast of Swanwick, Illinois where they lived the 
rest of their lives. They had four children during 
their lives. 



NAME 



Grover Cleveland 

Rosettie 

Katie 

Denton Marion 



DATE OF BIRTH 

3- -1886 

3-07-1 888 

? 

9-09-1896 



DATE OF DEATH 

6- -19^7 
11-2^-1939 
Died while a baby 

3-^0-1973 



On June 6, 1932 V/illiam died and on January 
18, 1937 Nannie diedo Both are buried in Swanwick, 
Illinois o 



OZIaS DENTON COATES 

j The date of Ozias Denton Coates "birth is unknown 
but was probably born in Kentucky. Kis parents names 
are also unknown. The date of death is also unknown, 
but he is buried in Horse Prairie cemetery near 
Sesser, Illinois. 



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KATIE PIERCE 

The date of Katie Pierce birth is unknown, 
but was probably born in Kentucky. Her parents names 
are also unknown. The date of death is also unknown, 
but she is buried in Horse Prairie cemetery near 
Sesser, Illinois » 



OZIAS DENTON CO;iTES & KATIE PIERCE 

— The date of Ozias Fienton Coates and Katie Pierce ''s 

marriage is unknown, but probably was in Kentucky. 

Ozias was in the Union Army and they had to leave Kentucky, 

They were farmers and were of the Baptist faith. They 

had four sons and three daughters. 

NAI-iE DATE OF BIRTH D^TE OF DEATH 

William Joseph 10-19-1859 6-6-1932 

Moss 

Charles 

Frank 

Nancy 

Pearl 

Nellie 

The dates of Ozias and Katie deaths are unknown, 
but both are buried at Horse Prairie cemetery near 
Sesser, Illinois. 



MARION LEE 



Marion Lee v;as born on November 3, I837. His 
parents are unknown. He died on August 17, 1 900 and 
is buried in Nashville, Illinois, 



ROSETTIE HOLLY 

Resettle Holly v/as 'born November 26, 1839. Her 
parents are unknown. She died August 28, 1922 and is 
buried in Nashville, Illinois, 



MARION LEE & ROSSTTIE HOLLY 

— The date of marriage for Marion Lee and Rosettie 

Holly is unknown. They v/ere farmers. He v;as not in 

the Civil V/ar hecause he bought himself out. They 
had four daughters and one son. 

NAME DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DE^TH 

Nannie 7-29-1 863 1-l8-19?7 

Amanda 
Ella 
Ollie 

Will 

Marion Lee died August 17, 1 900 and Rosettie died 
on August 28, 1922, They are both buried in Nashville, 
Illinois. 



CHARLES DSGIvER SR. 

Charles Decker Sr. was born April 19? 1 88^ near 
Cordes, Illinois. He was the child of Henrich Decker 
and Maria Eigenrouch, He was married to Anna Caroline 
V/ilhelmia Krietemeier on Febuary 16, 1912 in Salem, 
Illinois. He died on May 16, 19^5 and is buried at 
the Masonic cemetery of Nashville, Illinois, 



AMA CAROLINE WILHELl^IA KRIETEMilER 

Anna Caroline Wilhelmia Krietemeier was born October 29, 
1887 near Nev; hlnden, Illinois. She was the child of 
Ernest Krietemeier and Sophia Rohmoeller. She was married 
to Charles Decker Sr. on Febuary 16, 1912 in Salem, 
Illinois. She died on July 10, I968 and is buried at 
the Masonic cemetery of Nashville, Illinois, 



CHA:iLES DECKER SR . & ANNA CAROLINE V/ILHSLl-.IA KRIETE>iEIExR 

Charles Decker Sr. and Anna Caroline Wilhelmia 
Krietemeier were married on Feruary 16, 1912 in Salem, 
Illinois, They started farming on one of Charles's 
mother's two farms. The mother, the former Maria 
Eigenrouch, lived v;ith the family until she got sick and 
moved into town to live with Lydia Beckman, her daughter. 

In 192^ J the family moved to the other farm that 
had been bought from Charles's mother. Here they lived 
the rest of their lives. 

The children born to this marriage were: 

NA^iE DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH 

Zelma Mary .6-10-191'+ Living 

Loraine Lydia '12-15-1915 Living 

Irene Pauline ^-22-1918 Living 

Henry Ernest ^-1 5-1 923 !+_i 5.1 923 

Charles James Jr, 8-1 2-1 92^ Living 

Electricity did not come to this farm until 1950. 
It was thur the Rural Electrification Co^Op, The 
telephone v/as Christmas gift from their daughter, Irene 
Pauline, in 196O. There v;as never any modern plumbing 
conveniences. The buildings of the farm were torn dov;n 
after being sold thur the estate in 1968. 

Charles Decker Sr , died May I6, 1965. Anna then 
moved into Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Nashville, 
Illinois where one of her grand daughters was a head 
nurse, Bonnie Lou Schorfheide. Anna died on July 10, 
1968, Both are buried at ;the Masonic cemetery of 
Nashville, Illinois. 



ERNEST KHIETEI^^IER 

Ernest Krietemeier was born April h, l858 in 
New Minden, Germany. He came to America when he was 
four years old with his parents and grandparents. 
They settled at New Kinden, Illinois. Information on 
the parents and grandparents is not available. He had 
four sisters and one brother who were all born in 
Germany. When Ernest was fourteen, his father and 
grandfather both died while fighting a field fire. 

Ernest married Sophia Rohmoeller in 1 88l who 
was also born in Germany. The marriage took place in 
New Kinden, Illinois. Ernest died on May 22, 1931. 



SOPHIA ROmiOELLER 

Sophia Rohmoeller was born in Germany. The date is 
unknown. In 1883 she married Ernest Krietemeier at 
New hinden, Illinois. Sophia died in 1 895 and is 
buried in the Lutheran ceiiietery in Nashville, Illinois. 



ERNEST KRIETEi^iEIExR & SOPHIA ROHJ^iOELLER 

I Ernest Krietemeier and Sophia Rohmoeller were 

i 

married in 1 883 at New I'linden, Illinois. They lived 
in the Nashville, Illinois area. To tLis marriage were 
born four children. 

NA^iE DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH 



Lydia 9-6-1885 10-28-1 

Anna Caroline Wilhelmia 10-29-1887 7-1 0-1 968 

August 1-06-1890 Living 

William ? i960 

Sophia died in l895 and is buried in the Lutheran 
cemetery in Nashville, Illinois, 

In 190^+, Ernest n.arried Anna Schofer. They lived 
at Centralia, Illinois. The tv/o children born to this 
marriage died right after birth. Anna then died in 
1912 and is buried in the Lutheran cemetery at Centralia, 
Illinois along with their two children. 

Ernest then died on May 22, 1931. 



ERNEST KRIETEi^iEIER & SOPHIA ROHl^iOELLER 

I Ernest Krietemeier and Sophia Rohmoeller v/ere 
married in 1 883 at New ^linden, Illinois. They lived 
in the Nashville, Illinois area. To t'.is marriage were 
born four children. 

NAi^.E DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH 



Lydia 9-6-1885 10-28-1 

Anna Caroline Wilhelmia 10-29-188? 7-10-1 

August 1-06-1890 Living 

William ? i960 

Sophia died in l895 and is buried in the Lutheran 
cemetery in Nashville, Illinois. 

In 190^, Ernest n.arried Anna Schofer. They lived 
at Centralia, Illinois. The two children born to this 
marriage died right after birth. Anna then died in 
1912 and is buried in the Lutheran cemetery at Centralia, 
Illinois along with their two children. 

Ernest then died on May 22, 1931. 



HEMICI-i DECP3R 

The date of Henrich Decker_Js birth is unknov/n. 
He was the son of Fredrich Decker and Elizabeih Kroener 
The date of his marriage to Karia Eigenrouch is also 
unknown. Henrich Decker died on October 25, I893. 



MARIA EIGENROUCH 

Maria Eigenrouch was born Febuary 2, l852. She 
was the daughter of Friedrlch Christ Eigenrouch and 
Henrietta VJilheliaina Blumhorst. The date of her marriage 
to Henrich Decker is unknown. Maria died October 21 , 
1923. 



HENRICH DECKER & MARI^ EIGENflOUCFx 

j Henrich Decker and haria Eigenrouch were married, 

date is unknown. They had nine children as follov/s, 

NaFjE Date of birth D.-JE of DEaTH 

Fred 11 -6-1 876 9-27-19^1 

Wilhelm Ludwig 10-1 3-1879 1 0-1 9-1 879 

Lydia 2-20-1881 6-10-195^ 

Charles Sr. ^-19-188^- 5-16-I965 

Pauline C. ' l+_i9_-i88^ 1+-25-1961 

Lee H. 6-15-1886 ? 1-28-1 966 

John Hienrich 10-09-rl886 ? 10-1 6-1 886 

Meta ^-2lf-l890 1-13-1971 

Hanna 7-? - 1 893 Living 

Henrich Decker died October 25, I893 and tiaria 

Eigenrouch died October 21 , 1923, 



FREDRICK DECKER 

Fredrich Decker was born in 1 822 in Germany. He 
married Elizabeth Kroener, the date being unknown. 
Fredrich died on January 1, 1872. 



ELIZxiEETH KROENER 

Elizabeth Kroener was born in 182? in Germany. She 
married Fredrich Decker, the date being unknown. 
Elizabeth died on April 2, 186I+. 



FREDRICH DECKSH & ELIZABETH KROEITExR 

Fredrich Decker and Elizabeth Kroener were married, 

the date being unknown. To this Jiarriage were born one 

daughter and five sons. 

NA^;E MTS^QF^BIRTH D i.TE OF DEaTH 

Louise 

John 

Henrich 

Louis 

Edward 

unknown 

Elizabeth died on April 2, 186^ and Fredrich died 
on January 1 , 1 872. 



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10-25-1891 
9 


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1+-2-1861+ 


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9-08-1861+ 



FRIEDRICH CHRIST EIGENROUCH 

Friedrich Christ Eigenrouch was born on November 
21, 1808 in V/ehdem Pruszen "Minden" , Geriiiany. He 
married Mary ^laria L6hde in Germany on December 20, l8^8. 
This marriage produced two children, one of whom died in 
Germany. V/hat happened to Mary Maria Lehde is unknuv/n. 
On Septemiber 30, 18^-2, Friedrich and his one small 
surviving daughter arrived in America. His surviving 
daughter is Caroline who was born on July k, iB^O, After 
a time, Friedrich married Henrietta V/ilhelmina (Lousia) 
Blumhorst, also a widow. Friedrich died on November 5? 
1881 and is buried at St, Luke's Church cemetery in 
Nashville 'Prairie', Illinois. 



HEIJRIETTA WILHELMINA BLULHORST 

Henrietta Wilhelmina Blumhorst was born on 
September 29, 1 820 in V/eden VJestfalen, Germany. The 
date of her immigration to America is unknown. 

' When her German family came to America from 
Germany, she became a v/idow from an accident. There 
was a group of five boats coming up the Mississippi 
River (from where unknown) and near Grand Tower, Illinois, 
their boat was wrecked on a rock called Tower Rock. 
The passengers on this boat were loaded onto the other 
four boats, but Henrietta's husband did not make it. 
He had fallen into the water and was gone. Later she 
married Friedrich Christ Eigenrouch, She died on 
June 15, 1881+. 



FRIEDRICH CHRIST EIGSNRCUCH & HENRIETTA WILKEL^iIK^ BLmHORST 

Friedrich Christ Eigenrouch and Henrietta 
Wilhelmina Bluxnhorst were married at an unknov/n date 
and place. This was the second marriage for both of 
them. He had a daughter Caroline who was born in 
Germany on July h, 1 8^0. There is no indication that 
Henrietta had any children at this time. 

They settled on a farm in Plum Hill Township in 
Washington County of Illinois, Heie they had nine .. 
children besides Friedrich' s Caroline. 

nai^j: date__of_birth date of death 

William 

Henery H. 

Lizetta 

haria 

Fred 

Wilhelmina 

Hannah 

? 

Friedrich died on November 5; l88l and is buried 
at St. Luke's Church cemetery in Nashville 'Praire', 
Illinois. Henrietta died on June 15, l88^o 



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9-21-18^7 


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A . Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name A.mer;Qo T.Rnmh-rnrii Current Residence 

Date of birth Jn.jn . 7, 1 Ro/j Place of birth > errent ino , Ita] v 

Date of death j,,^p pc, ^ ^^933 Place of b^T^i^\:^i^^ry os mot OTy 

Education (number of years); 

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Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Railroad worker Dates i Qi 3-1 91 7 1st Knr -f n> r^ ^ m Dates -1^x3 in] . 

2nd U.S. Army Dates 1 qi 7,-1 qi 7 2nd A-rkanQ-r. g Dates i^ oj^y_-[^n]^r' 

3rd Foreman Factory Dates i 91 7,1 q?i 3rd ,<r.pVf n-nr^ ^ nj _ Dates j q-[_71Q21 
4th Iroeery salesman Dates i 92^-1 Q?;^ 4th Rnnirforri , Ill P^^^^^ l 92'^l--l v21 
Religion Rnqrt],qn fpithollc 
Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Re pi J 1:^1 1 can , — SSL. — Amhrosp mens society, Verdi oTub 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother pj^gv^ ^ ll :i , da te i, g rr-.h ?,loiR 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 1^) fey" a's tepf a ther or another 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Rosa Maria Leombruni Current Residence 1 

I 

Date of birth Karch 29. 189*^ Place of birth Y'err-f^r\ t i n o , 1 tr-- 1 y ' 

Date of death February 27. lQ70 Place of burial pfnnkf n>-d , T11 . !■ 

l| 

Education (number of years): j-j 

grade school__]3 high j school vocational Ij 

college ' 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

Ist seamstrees Dates l910-19l6 Is t Fejrrentlno . Ital^ ates iQi p-i 91 f, 

2nd seafflstress Dates l'.^l'^-19l8 2nd Roc>f ord . Ill . Dates lQl6-191. R 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



4 th Dates 4 th Dates_ 

Religion rj^^rnan fc^-hk^] tr. 

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



Place of marriage to your grandf ather pg^yj.^^^ ^ - ^-^^ ^^'^^t'.arch2 , 1 91 S 



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A-2 Stepgrandf ather (your father's side) 



Name 



Current Residence 



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college 



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2nd n^q^j,-,r D^tes ;^^^py _ 5Q 2nd .-^^^^^^ ^^^ ^ 11 1 j no P #^^^ ^ ^2 <- 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



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Place of marriage to your grandmother ^nr.Vfnr-n , THo i noi^ ^^^ T.ec. ?7, 1 925 

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Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Rosa G-^mbinl Current Residence Rockford . Illinois 

Date of birth Sept. 1?, 1906 Place of birth Qrezzo, Itql-' 

Date of death Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school S grade high school vocational college 



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2nd Tailors assistant Dates i Q25~(^n 2nd ,^nr,kf o-rri , ti 1 i no-P -^tes 1 Q?5- 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



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St., Amhrnc-in Laiii py? Any, C'''thcllc — ordPT ■" f — f orresters , — Rlvwr Bluff — Aux. 

Place of marriage to your grandfather o^^vjt-^^^i Illi'^^ig Date p^^r- ?9 ^ 19^5 

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1 • Name iJr.q.nci » T.nnmh-rnni 

Place of birth :-^nnlrfn--r] , Til date rnv^r-H Li _ ini_n 

Number of years of schooling 9 Occupation Housevfl f e 

Residence Roc'^f ord . 111. Marital Status 30 Years 

Number of children 1 Death 

2 . Name Rose Lenmbruni 



Place of birth \u3;ust 11. 192 date Hockf ord . 111. 

Number of years of schooling 11 Occupation Housewife 

Residence RocVf ord . 111. Marital Status .jidovjed 

Number of children 2 Death 

Name Emilia Leombrunl 



Place of birth iiockf ord . 111. date ^^u:i;ust I6. 1921 

Number of years of schooling 11 Occupation Housewife 

Res idence Hockf ord , II]. Marital Status Wicov.'ed 

Number of children 2 Death 



NameS- Carlo I.eombruni 



Place of birth Hockf ^-rd , 111. date September 1, 19 2^ 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Salesman 

Residence Hockf ord , 111. Marital Status 2'^ 3"ears 

Number of children 2 death 



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Residence Marital Status 

Number of children Death 



Name 

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Your Father 



Name C-irl Leombruni Current Residence Rop.trfnT-H , m^v. 

Date of birth Sep. 1, 192^P Place of bitth nr.kf^r^^ , Tnin-1 

Date of Death Place of burial 



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Education (number of years) 

grade school Ryegrs high - school /j. ypg-rg vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t Factory worker D ate s i ■38-l-;^5 Is t Rockf ord , in D ate s 1030.^^ 

2nd Beer truck drivp-r Dates iQl^^_inc^c^ 2nd Rockf ord . Tl 1 . Dates -) Qi^^.j^nc ^ 

3rd ..qr-l-pnd^ r- Dates 1955-195^'. ^'^^ ^r,e^.\i^fr,-rr] ,111 , Da t es ip c j_i_^cg 

^^^'■i^^ePTnRn Dates i^q5p,_-^9y7 4 th p^p .-^-^-^h ^ m^ Da tes ;^o^«_]_,ji^r > 

Religion RopnTign Cnthnlir 

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

[■"usici9ns j'ni^n 

Place of marriage to your mother I'iay 9 "i-9 53 date Rockf ore , 111 

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 gloria Leombruni Current Residence ^ockf ord , 111 



Date of birth February 3 , 1 ^'31 Place of b ir th Hockf ord , 111. 



Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school f, highr s chool f; vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st qppT,.ptc,-pT- Dates 19JI|,8-1C50 1st Rpckfor-d Dates j.Qij,P-19 _' 

2nd Senrc-tqrv Dates 1 q SG-IQ ^ S 2nd Qockfo-d Dates lQSO-19 ' 

3rd Dates 3rd Da^tes 

4th Dates 4th Dates 



Religion Rogman Catholic 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father Rockf-'^rd I "i 1 . d a t e ^^ , , , . ^ ., t:/^, 



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



E-2 Stepfather 
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Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation (s) 

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2nd 

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Dates 
Da tes_ 
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voca t ional 



college 



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R e 1 i g i o n 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, eti 



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Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your mother 
F- 2 S tepmo ther 
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Date 



Date of birth 



Place of birth 



Date of death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



vocational 



college 



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1st 


Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 


PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 

2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 

4th Dates 


2nd 
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4th 


Religion 1 


Political party, civil or 


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10 

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

Name '•'^thleen I.pcribruni 

Place of birth RpcV^fo rr], IHlnoidP^te of b ir th .i,-,^,,,,^,, p. ^0^5 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation jj^g^ ^^ ^^jj^^^ 

Residence oc>fnrd. Illirio M ^ r i t a 1 Status fyr- vf^opg 

Number of children one death 



Name Sterh'^n Leonbruni 



Place of birth r(OC'^- ford , 11]. Date of b ir th pp.t.ohpr ■ ?-5 , 1 '^- '5^ 

Number of years of schooling jj^ Occupation lishwasher 

Residence Y-^r^nirfr-yri T^l . Marital Status c- j v- - 1 e 

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 



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 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



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

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

S i g n e A y^yZ^M/<. <^ ^ ^7/*^^^ 

Date -^-^ /y^ ' y^^ 




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A.MEDEO LEOr:BRUNI (189^-1958) 

Unf "rtunatly I could not trace any information b'^ck to 
my gre^t grandfather, so I will start with my grandfather, 
Amedeo Leombruni. Amedeo Leombruni is my fathers father. He 
was born in Ferentino, Italy, in the Province of Frisinone on 
January 7th , 189^. 

My grandfather was part of a large f.amily, to be precise 
he was born into a family of I6 boy's and 1 girl, w\o was 
adapted. My great grandfather was a very b^sy fellow. 

Between the age of 5 ^^^ 8 my gr^-ndfather wau sent to 

Rome to live with an aunt and uncle who were to t'^ke care 
of him because of the overcrowding family situation. It 

was in Rome that my grandfather received his education. He 

attended grade school up to either the fourth or sixth gr-^de. 

On the 27th day of March, 1913 '^^ rurchased a ticket 
for passage on an Italian ves^-el called the Ancona, his 
destination: America. The departure of the ship was the 
30th of April, 1913. The ship arrived, in New York, June 11, 
1913. some 5 weeks of ocean travel. 

When my grandfather came to i"-is country, (and Rockford) 
his first of quite a few jobs was as a railroad track layer 
repairing damaged ties. He did this until October 6th, 1917 
when he received a post cart from the United States government 
inviting him to join their army. He enlisted on that previous 
date. It was to be a short career as a soldier as a matter 
of fact he ws.s discharged barle; two months later on December 18, 
1917. The reason given for his discharge vjas that he was 
still a citizen of the Kingdom of Italy. 



When he came bac •' to Rockford he iived at a boarding 
house on T'ontague Street. It was here the he met my grandmother 
for fehe also lived there. 

On March 2, 1918, my grandfather married i-tosa naria 
Ludovicci. There is a story here, you see both of my grand- 
parents were Roman Cat olic and to be wed in March would have 
meant to be X'fed in the lenten season and this is forbidden in 
the church. In order to get married mv grandfather slipp-d 
a few dollars more into the priests pocket, nis nsme was Father 
Karchesano. They werp wed at St. \nthonys Church in Rockford, 
The problem was that on the marriage certificate it states 
that my grandparent i.- vjere married on the second of February so 
that it would be kept ligit on the papers that they were n'^t 
married during lent, the marriage certificate was not completly 
signed, kt is unfinished. Everything is on the certificate 
except the date of' year of which it was performed. Oh it 
has the day and month but no year. Novj I'm no lea.gel e-Tgle, 
but I checked this '^ut downtown at the records dept. of 
Rockford, and according to their files they have no such 
wedding records. I also was told that if any part w-iS in- 
completed it was not legel in any form until itfscompletion . 
I wonder what that rra'-es m^ father, and my aunts. 

My grandfather then went to work for J. K. Case as a 
foreman in the steel foundry. This didn't la± to long only 
3 few years. 

During the jear 1915 my grandparents bought a house 



at 1118 S9n<£oTd. St. in riockford, My Aunt Francii.. \^-r>s bor^ 

there in 1919, but I'll tell that story later in the paper. 

In August, 1920, my Aunt Rose waL born, August of 1921 n.y 

Aunt Emilia was born, 3 years later my father wasborn September 1, 

192^. 

It was after my fathers birth tat my grandfater went 
into the grocery buisness. This bul^ess was set up selling 
wholesale Italian items. They need a building on S. Main St. , 
somewhere between the capitol and the Rialto TheaterLi. At 
first he had a -oartner by the name of Colletti, buL the- woon 
broke up and grandfather went on his own selling :-rocery's 
from his home on Sanford Street. 

Though he was still selling grocery s it just wasn't 
good enough and he soon went into the insurance bu sness 
selling Prudential Life Insurance but that also proved to 
be futile. 

In 1929 a few me>^(^long with my grandfather) got to- 
gether and organized -^n It'lia.n newsparier. The paper was to 
be published completly in the Italian language with just a 
little English used "n the editorial. The paper consisted 
of Prof. Thomas Gasbarra as editor of the paper and John 
Barelli as advertising manager. The paper.v: name was "La Luce 
Coloniale", or Light of the Colony. My grandfather only wrote 
a few vieekly articles, but it w-^s his money t'lat got the 
project underviay. It gave him a little pull over the 8 page 
weekly paper. The paper was in existence from late 1929 to 
1932. Unfortunatly it hapr)ened when the depr-ssion just 
started and it was forced out of existence. My grandfatber 
lost a great deal of money in that project and most of the 
people incli;ding theones I mentio' ed involved v^rith the paper 



died owing my grandfather sizeable sums on noiney . These debts 
vfere never paid back. 

In 1933 W grandfather turned to the liquor buisness 
and opened a tavern vrhen prohibition ended. The tavern was 
located on S. M^in St, ria,ht across from the old main Post 
Office bi:!ilding. He was in the tavern from 1933 to 193^ and 
then he sold it to go i';to the beer wnolesale buisness. My 
grandfather established th buisnea^ in the old Choppi building 
at S. Main and Montague Streets, Re soon bought hafe own 
building on Kagnolia St., He h:d the buisness until 1956, 
he then went back into the tavern buisnet-^s until his death in 
195B. 

I'y grpndfather w-^e '-^ roi-^ptoct*: c^ iii: i ■ all hj r life and there 
is not much I can tell you about his character being that 
he died tvro years after I was born, I can relate a few stories 
on his actions that might help to familiarize him In the mind. 

My grandfather was a strict man and he wore the pants in 
the family. What he said went and it was very unusual for 
my grandmother to gfet a word in edgewise. 

When my father and my aunts were young children they 
liked to go to the library, but my grandfather did not 
approve because of the distance from there home. He vjould 
tell them ths-t if they went to the llbrarv they would get 
run over by a car. Well my aunts and my father went out 
of the house ane day when my grandfather wascnot at home 
-^nd A'ent to the library. Ahen they came home my grandfather was 
waiting for them and bpp did they get it. As a matter of 
fact he took all of them to the basement (which at the time 



was Yinthin'z but dirt ■. '^^lls and floor with tiny holes for r'-^oms) 

P and tied e'-.ch one up left them in different rooms for the rest 

[ 

of the 6.3.y as a punishment. 

My (grandfathers name Amedeo w^s not liked b' some of 

the people he socialized with so most of his life here in 

the State?? people refered to him as Mike Leombruni, As a 

atter of fact I always believed his name was Mike up until 

a few years ago when I found out it wasn't his real name. 
I 
^ Everyone I taj.ked to alwaj'-s called Him Mike never Amedeo, 

He belonged to a fevr organizations such as the Moose 

Club, tvie Verdi Club, The Pellat Club and St. A.mbrogio Mens 

Society on honta-ue St.. He was also a very stout republican 

and his political intrest shows on the rest of the family 

living today as most of us are all republicans, except 
f 

myself I'm a radical. 

I was told my grandfather enjoined having a good time 
by going out viith his friends until all hours of the morning. 

My grandfather died on June 29, 1958 at St. Anthonys Hospit?! 
in Rockford, The cause of deat'i was recorded as cancer of the 
pancreas. His body now I'^ys in Calvary Ceraetary on West State St., 

I wish I kne^ my grandfather, you know just as much about 
him as I. The folloxving oages are some records and photographs 
I w=ts a'-:-le to obtain. 



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NAPOLI - Via A. Depretis, 62 -(nAF^OLI V^' 

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)cita tniglia marine 17 all' ora di bandiera italiana , partira da M A P O L I 
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FACTS FOR DECLARATION OF INTENTION 



U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 

NATURALIZATION SERVICE 



NOTE. — A copy of this form should he furnished by the clerk of the court to each applicant for a declaration of 
Intention, so that he can at his leisure fill In the answers to the questions. After being filled out the form Is to be 
returned to the clerk, to be used by hlni In properly filling out the declaration. If the applicant landed on or after 
June 29, 1906, bis declaration should not be filed until the name of the vessel Is definitely given (or the name of the 
railroad and border port In the United States through which the alien entered), as well as the date of arrival. 

TO THE APPLICANT.— The fee of one dollar must be paid to the clerk of the court before he commences to fill out 
the declaration of Intention. No fee Is chargeable for this blank. 

My name is C^a£j^./:....:21C^^^-^-^'^^ ^^e; ...f^..^... years. 

(Alien should state here his true, original, and correct name In full.) (Give ago at last blrthdAy.) 

Also known as. „„_ _ ,., _ 

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J^ame of vessel: .L^:?.L^^?:L^. _ _ _ 

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*Iam !f^ married; tlxe name of mywife is ._ ; she was t ^ 

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I am, now a subject of and intend to renounce allegiance to :^..:CA-AiL/. 

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•Note to clerk of court. —The two lines indicated by the * contain information which ia provided for by blanks on the latest 
declaration of intention form ; until such time as you may be supplied with forma containing those blank spacers the information 
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By direction of the Secretary of W ir, you are lin/oby ordered t<> repo. t t o-tho i t Suav vt OiiM -iiteiiir i>»uA 
et -^ . ii-in. on the.. day of„ -.'. , 191 , for raililiry 

duty acdfortunsport^tioa to the/.rmrmobiliiationeompat -^.- 

(fiiin vwUirjoU-r^ttTjp.) 

Frooi till' date hen":!! spscif ri lor you to report, you wil! te :u the miiitary s -r.ice ol the United Spates and sui,joc; 
tC' militur" law. Failure (o re^Jrt or UDjjunctuality are grave i.:iliiiir>' oili-in-^ nunisliable by CQiirt-martiai. ^^■lL^"u! 
tiilure to -eport Tvlthinteiif- .'a toevadc itiilitary scrvicf- constit;.tes d'esertiou -n *uch is a capital oiieaseln time o. v.pi , 
?^csl^at yourself at the pi^'ciso hour spccUif d in older that you msy not begi.'. your military record In the scr^ i. « 
of vour country with a -Jelinqueacy. 

You will bo held ui^ler the orders of this lioard until the' hour of departure n' your train. During this period the 
Local Board will furaish you food and lodging. If you live within one hour's travr'. of the offiw of tlie Loriol Bnard, 
vou may obtain ^rf^nnission to sleep and cat at home, but only i f you fill out iiivl foiT^'ard to the olUce of the La aJ 
iloard at once the printed application for this permission at tn? end of tliis sheet. 

You will not be permitted to take -Rlfh you on tho 'rain anything buthar,d hagREje. You do net need bedding or 
chansoo of elotl^ing except as specified bclov^. You may talce vithyoii only the following articles; Soap:s)i?\'!if: 
accessories; comb and brush; -U)thbruBh and tooth powder; towels; underclothing and socks; and ii you dci-ire. 
chancesof collars and shirts, but yof will have no use for those after arrival at the mobihzation camp. 

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campt.o your home by express or otberwisi-, bW 
in ci%ihan clothes that you do not caro to iieep. 

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ROSA iViARIA LULOVICCI LEOhBRUNI (I895-I97O) 

My gr 'ndfiiother vjas born Rosa liaria Ludoviccl, March 29, 
1895. in Ferrentino, Italy, the Province of Frisinone. 

Growing up in Italy she attended gr^d school to the 
third gT-ade . She vrorked as a seamstress in Italy until she 
came to this country. She arrived in the United St'ites 
December I6, I916, and came immeaiatly to Hockford from New 
York. 

She lived at a Montague St. boarding house. This was 
also the same house that ray grandfather was staying at, and the 
waj'- that the3'- met. 

She wor'red at a factory called Shanhouse as a seamstress. 
The factorj'- was located on S. i-iain and :\ent St. She worked 
rhwew unril ahw and my gr'andf ather were married. 

My grandmother w-s a housewife after their marriage, 
Ahe boT^e my g -andfather four children in six years. She also 
helped him with his grocery buisness. 

My grandmother never became a citizen of the United States, 
I vras told that she never w'lnted to become a citizen. 

My grandmother never learned how to spea.- engllsh (not a 
T-Jord) and spoke Italian to the day of her death. 

She was a good jnother except many people huve said she 
spoiled my father vecause he was "her Boy". For example she 
would make what he vianted to eat and only the way he wanted to 
e^.t it. To this da:/, my father will not eat m.acaroni wittout 
vertical lines desin;^ in them because he ate the onew witVi the 
lines (even if there is no difference in taste the li e;- have 
to be on the raa,car''^ni ) , 



My grandinother died on February 2? i 1970 at St. Anthony Hos- 
pital, in Rockf ord , Illinois. The cause of death was recorded 
as oQ-rrinary failure due to a blood clot surronnding the heart. 
Her body lies next to rav grandfathers at Calvary Cen'et^rj'- , 
West State St., Hockf ord , Illinois. 

The Following pages have some pictures and passport 
pages of my grandmothers I vras able to obtain. 



LEOMBRUl^ CHILD HEiSl 

My gr-^^nd parents had four children in the following order. 

First Born: 

Francis Leombruni born Karch k, 1919. fiockford, Illinois 

Aunt Fr'^n went to sbhool until the ninth grade. She nUit 

school and then went to work as a checker at i\,ational Lock Co.. 

In 19^7 she went with my grandfather to Italy and met and 

married my Uncle £nzb Cerroni in Rome, After tree months 

in Italjr they cam.e bac'- to live in Piockford in my grandparents 

home. My Uncle worked here and went to school at the same 

time. My aunt became a housewife and never did anyxiore outside 

work. 

I am very proud of my uncle as he stands as an example of what 

any foreign pert:on can accomplish upon entering this country. 

Today after all his years of hard studying he has become the 

head of the Winnebago County Sheriffs Lept. Records and Statistics, 

which :s the largest division in all \he New Roccford Public 

Safety Building. 

My aunt and mv uncle have been married for 30 years ^-^ow, 

and have one son, kichael Cerroni, still live in Rockford. 

Second Born: 

Rose Leombruni born August 11, 1920, Rockford, 111. 

My aunt went to school through the 11th grade. She went to work 

for General Electric Go. on the assembly line. She married my 

uncle Carm Giaconi and remained married for 2? years until he 

he died in August of I968. My aunt had two children Mary Ann 

and Donald and Shs also had one still born ■■'hild . My aunt 

remarried in 197^. Her iiunbands name is ^3111 Young and they 

live in Rockford, Illinois. 

Third Born: 

Emilia Leombruni born August 16, 1921, Roc'-^ford, Illinois 



My Aunt went to school up to the 11th gr-de. She went to I'jork 
at the General Electric Co. on the assembly line. 

She married my Uncle Feter Colletta. He died In 1955. 
Thejr had two children, Gearald and Dennis, My aijnt also 
miscarried twins in her ?th month. 
Fourth Born : 

Carl Leombruni, I will do ny father seperatly in the 
following pages. 



CARLO LEOMBRUi\iI 

My f ' ther was born Septemberl, 192^ on Labor Day. 
My graddf^ther was plaj'-lng bocoi in his back yard with friends 
when the doctor came out and told him he had a son. He was so 
pleased they opened a barrel of wine to celebrate my fathers 
arrival. It was quite a celebration a boy after three girjs. 

My father was the only child out of the family to complete 
high school. 

After he left school he went to work at fiockford Screw 
as a set up man. He then left there after a year or two and 
went to work in a tavern as a bartender. He soon left that and 
went to work for my grandfather drivin a beer truck for 
the beer buisness. When they sold the beer buisness he went 
to work for Chambers and Owens as a salesman. In July of 196? 
He went to work for Holleb, Inc. as an institutional food 
salesman. He is still with the company. 

My father and m.other were married May 9, 1953 at St. Anthony 
Church in ^ockf ord , Illinois 

My father also has a side job that he has had since he was 
13 years old. He plays piano with a band. His favorite music 
i^ dixie. He has been a member of the Musicians Union for 
38 years. He has played for all kinds of affairs from weddings 
to large formail affairs.. 

He and ray mother made their first home at 624 l6th Ave. 
They moved to 2232 7th St. were they had a fovr flat until 
they sold it to build our present home at 322 Hilton Ave. 
My father had two children Kathleen Ann January 8, 1955 and 
Stephen Carl born October 25, 1956. 



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FORTUNATO G.'VMBINI (1876-1971) 

Fortunate Gabini was vn^ Great Grandfather on my mothers 
side, or my grandmothers father. He was born in Arezzo, Italy 
in the province of Toscany on Iiay 28, 1976. 

I have no Icnowledge of his schooling except that he 
could read a.nd write. 

My Great Grandfather soon mB.& and married my Great 
Grandmother in February of 1903. They made their f i -st home 
in Arezzo, Italy until 1913 when m;" great grandfather came to 
America by himself to find work. He found work in Rockford 
diging ditches for the sewer s,ystem.s for the city. He did 
this for seven years sending all the money he made back to Italy. 

My great grandparents had three children Peter Gambini 
who is deceased, Hosa and Aladino all born in Arezzo. 

In 1920 my great grandmother and my great uncles and my 
grandmother came to Rockford after my great grandfather had 
found them a place to stay. There first home was at 63I 15th Ave. 
They later built a home at 62^ l6th Ave. 

Soon after they arrives in this country my great grandfather 
went to work in a foundry until he retired at the a<e of 65. 
He then went to work as a janito at Globe Imperial until he was 
79. 

As a yo^mg map. in Arrezzo as well as when he first came to 
this country he played accord ian at many wedding-s and baptisms. 

Hedied October I6 , 1971 at River Bluff u'ursing Home cause 
of death was pneumonia and old age. 

He is burried at St. i^.arys Cemetary on Auburn St. Rockford. 



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ANGELA (SCORTyCCBI) GAMBINI (1875-1962) 

My great grandmother was bornin Arezzo, Italy province 
of Toscany on Septermer 22, 1875. She was one of seven girls. 

She helped her father on a farm until she met m.y great 
grandfather and got married in Februanry of 1903. 

She had three children Peter, who is now deceased, Rosa 
■^^nd Aladlno. She came to the United StatC'-s in 1920 x.;ith the 
three children. They came directly to Roc'rford, and lived 
at 631 15th Ave. later moving to a home they built at 62^■ l6th 
Ave. 

Ky great grandmother was a housewife and. had a good 
sized garden In the b'c': yard for vegtebles. 

Greafl Grandmother died in March of I962 and is buried at 
St. Marys* Cemetarv , Auburn St. Rockford, Illinois. 



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AMERIGO GRILLI 

My Grandfather was born in Ferrintino, Italy on Hay 18, 
189^, He went through school only reaching the fourth grade 
and then starting to work to help his family. He was from a 
family of seven boys and 1 girl. 

When he was a little boy he used to go to his uncles 
house who was going to teach him to be a barber. One day when 
his uncle was out a German officer ca'iie in wanting just a trim 
on his gotee. Instead my grandfather shaved it completly off. 
When the officer realized what he had done he chased my grand- 
father down the street with his cane. His uncle never had 
him work in the barber shop again. 

Grandfather then learned the tailoring trade. 

He carne to the United States in February of 1912. He 
worked in the garmet buisness as a tailor in wew ^ork and 
when the season was slow in New York he would travel across the 
border to vjork in the garmet district in Toronto, Canada. He 
did this until 1924 when he came to Hockford to visit relatives, 
bought his own buisness and settled here in Hockford. Another 
reason grandfather settled "lere was he had met my grandmother and 
they were married Decemer 27, 1925. His first buisness was in 
the L. Ca'pbell building across the street from the Rockford 
Court Viouse , he then moved to the 300 block of l'=ulberry Street. 
In 19^5 '^^ bought his own building 318 Jiast State Street. He 
was ther until he retired from buisness in December of I960, 

After his retirement he and my grandmother would migrate 
to their home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in October and come 
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■^H.nd Incapable of speech. He is now residing' at River Bluff 
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_,^Yisto 1» art. 52 11.15 E.D. 3 Marzo 1934 N.383 
T»U*della Legge Gomunale e Provinciale 

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seguente situazione di famiglia: 

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marzo 1889,e:;-igrato in Am:erica del . 
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ROSE (G/u'iBIi^I) GRILLI 

My Gr-'ndmother wiS born in Arezzo, Italy province of 
Toscany on September 19, I906. She went through the 8th grade. 

She carae to the United Stats 'in I920 and came right to 
Rockford. She lived with ra-' gre-^t grandparents on l$th Ave and 
then 16th Av:- . She attended Brown School shortly after they 
arrived so that she could learn the English language. She 
worked at Spongier Loomis Co. until she and my grandfather were 
married on December 27, 1925. 

Grandmother then helped my grandfather in his tailor 
shop until she became pregnant and had a daughter, Gloria, 
on February 3. 1931. 

She again helped my grandfather in the tailor shop after 
Gloria turned one. My great grandmother took care of my rother 
while grandmother worked. 

After my grandfathers retirement i'l I96O they traveled 
bo', and forth t.o Florid i and bought another hoMse t'"K^re, 

My grandfather ha.d a stroke in 1975 ^i^d my grandmother 
brought him backto Rockford "'ro River Bluff Nursing Home, 
She goes out there every day for a few hours to ta'-e care 
of him. 

She now resides at I609 Kishwaukee Street, Rockford, 111., 
the home she and my Grandfather bought six monnths after they 
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ROSE (GaMBIiNlI) GRILLI 

My Gr-iadmother w^s born in Arezzo, Ital.y province of 
Toscany on September 19, I906. She went through the 8th grade. 

She came to the United Stats 'in I920 and carae right to 
Rockford. She lived with mv gre9t grandparents on l§th Ave and 
then 16th Ave. She attended Brown School shortly after they 
arrived so that she could learn the English language. She 
worked at Spingler Loomis Co. until she and ray grandfather were 
married on December 27, I925. 

Grandmother then helped ray grandfather in his tailor 
shop until she became pregnant and had a daughter, Gloria, 
on February 3i 1931. 

She again helped my grandfather in the tailor shop after 
Gloria turned one, iVy great grandmother took care of my mother 
while grandmother worked. 

After my gr^^ndf athers retireiuent i^i I96O they travt.'led 
back and forth to Florid i and bouight another house there. 

My grandfather had a stroke in 1975 f^nd my grandmother 
brought him backto Rockfordto River Bluff Nursing Home. 
She goes out there every day for a few hours to ta^-e care 
of him. 

She now resides at 1609 Kishwaukee Street, Rockf ord , 111., 
the home she and mjr Grandfather bought six monnths after they 
were married 52 :»'ears ago. 



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GLORIA (GHILLI) LKOMBRUlMl 

Fy mother wss born it Rockford Memorial Hospital on 
Fetiruf^ry 3. 1931 • She lived X'Cith my grandparents -^ t 1609 
Kishwaukee Street in Rockford, Illinois. She attended 
Kishwaukee Grade school, Lincoln Junior High Sc'iool, East 
High School and one Year a* Rockford School of buisness. 
She worked at the Caf^Pet-Line Store in the office as a 
secret ~ry. Then she went to work at Samuel Harris Industrial 
Jobbers as a secretary. 

She met my father in October of 17-52 and they were 
married on I'lay 9f 1953. She continued working until she had 
her first child, Kathleen Anr on January 8, 1955. Twenty one 
mnnt "s later she had their second child Stephen, She was 
now 3. full time hbusewife and mother. In I96O they had 
there present home built at 322 Hilton A.ve . Rockford, Illlrois 



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KATHLEEN ANN (LEOMBRUNI) TOOHL'Y 

Kathleen Is my sister she was born January 8, 1955, 
at Si^redish American Hos-nital in Rockf ord , Illinois. 

She went to school in Rockf ord, first at St. Anthony, 
then to Holy family and then attend d Maude Jhhnson for the 
rest of grade. She attended Lincoln Jr. High and East High 
School all in Rockf ord. 

My sister first worked at the Fonderosa Steak House from 
1972 to 1^73 xiihere she earned the money to take a trip to 
Switzerland and Italy o#er Easter vacation. 3 e then worked 
at Ditto's Sportswear from 1973 to ly7^. In IV'7^ she went to 
work for First Federal Savings and Loan in Hockford. 

My sister met her husband Matthei*} Toohey in the fall of 
197^ and got married September 2?, 1975. Mattnew is a St. 
Ambrose College graduate and is emnloyed Rosecrance Home. 

On September 24, three days before there anniversary she 
orgave birth to a son, Christopher Matthew Toohey. 



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STEPHEN C:iRL LEOIffiRUNI 

Of course we close with me. I was born October 25, 1956 
■nt Swedish American Hospital. 

I attended St. Anthony Holy Family and haude Johnson 
grade schools. I was also a student at Lincoln Jr. High and 
East flish school where I graduated in 1975. As of this date 
May, 197?, I a"i ^^ow attending RockfValley College, 

My first job I worlced as a shoe shine boy from I969 to 
1971, at the Palace Shoe Repair service on w. Main St.. Shen 
as a short order cook at Famous ^ecepie Fried Chicken from 
1971 to 1973. I then went to work for Swedish American 
Hospital as a janitor from 1973 to 197^. Over Christmas of 
197^1- durins the month of Lecember I worked at the U. S. Post 
Office u-loadins semi trucks of -rail. In the spring of 1975 
I worked at Little Anthonys Fan Piz-'a on Broadw -y. In 1975 
I went to work at C& W Super Foods as a prodi^ce clerk until 
1976. The summer of 1976 I worked at Lillians Ladys apparel as 
a truck driver delivering clothes to all their stores. 
I am now working as a dishwasher at the PinK Pony Resturant. 
Among other things Ihave played electric and accoustic guitar 
and sung in a band. I also wrote the words and m.usic of the material 
we played, mavbe thats why we broke up. 

I live with my parents at 322 Hilton Ave. Rockf ord , Illinois. 
I have one atabitionand that is to become involved ^n 
law and politics. Someda- I'll be famous (I hope) and make it 
to the top. 



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pi.r.ASK tyiml: i'i.kask place these sheets at the front op the second copy of youk 

FAMILY history. 

penr Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more usolul to historians and 
others studylii)'. American families, we are asking you to Till out the forms 
below. This will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily made over 
Into an index which will permit arclilvo users ready access to Just those 
Ikinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 



Your namej,f^^/A/ / j^T^ iM fif/^ 
Date of form 




Your college: Rock Valley Coilege 
Rockford , Illinois 

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

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Please check all regions of the United States in which members of 
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Please check a 1 1 occupational categories in whicii members ol your 
family whom you have discussed in this jiaper havi^ found themselves. 

l/^ Farming _Mining Shop keeping or small business 

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Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whom 
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What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

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Blacks Indiana Mexicans Puerto Ricans l^astern lluropi 

Jews ^Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish i/^ British k Native Americans over several p.ene ra t i on s 



East Asian Other(Name) 



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FAMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name jg/j/pA.(et^ /^rr)H(^t LtroiKUi Hi Current Residence hAM^Flf-lh Nl'^OUH I 

Date of birth AiAl/TAy^ P/e S lOlOH Place of birth 

Date of death Place of burial 



Educa tion (numb e r of years); 

gr.-ide school i^p-^ high school vocational tjollege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t p/UUtli Dates 1st Dates 

2nd 11^1)0 i/AP/U/^e Dates 2nd Dates 



3 r d D ate s 3 r d U a t e s 

A th Dates 4 th Dates 

Religion (bfiPTl^T 



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

Place of Marriage to your grandmother d a t CiOfTf /^g> ^1^ OH J'i2 ~l 

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

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name ^HatL ldT^/KI6^f-^ Current Residence HAAl^Fli'/. A ^ MI.-J^OU/^I 

Date of birth Pfg/pu/f/ecy l^jl<\ll Place of birth 

Dateofdeatli Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school ^ fi high school vocational 

college 

Occupation (s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving homo) 
1 s t fr^S-m)eAli(T enc^t Dates 1st Dates 

2nd " ^^ Dates_ 2nd Dates 

3rd " '^ Dates 3rd^ „_D''i tes 

4 th -" '' Dates 4 th Dates 



Religion Q/^PTl^T 



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



Place of marriage to your grand fa ther_ ^ ^ ^^ ^ C£^fiiAC^AH,lMl 

NOTE: If your father was raised ' i o age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give that data on the back of tliis page 
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A-2 Stepgrandf acher (your father's side) 



Naae 



Current Residence 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

College 



Occupat ion (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Religion 



Dates 
Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Ist 
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4th 



voca t lonal 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 



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 

col lege 



voca t lonal 



Occupation (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 

Rel 1 glon 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



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4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name (^J^^7-p/e f^RTHlA^ iriTi' NtAl Current Residtnce_ ^;;^ __ 

Date of birth /ty^ y ^^ /^(/^ Place of birth FOMh hU lAIL^hlCQAl^iM ^ 

Date of death ^rCtA^6^^ ^1. ^ J9/.^ Place of burial FR^^POl^T ^ T'^LlKiCMS 

Education (number of years): 

grade school g high school Aj vocational college 

OcL-upation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st A'/t/Z/fO//) A^tk\r Date ^f/'V --^efr iW Dates 



2nd 
3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



2nd 
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Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion /((^UfiKi t /JT HOUC 

Pollrical parties, c;ivil or social clubs, fraternities, (i t c . ._ 



P'ace of marriage to your grandmother C)[)FFAlc> AJtUD L 



da t ^i^XUMt ./jO>^.JjAf. 



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



Grandmother (your mother's side) 
Name ;^L//efrT/? OJll Hf/.NikJA J?^C>ftU2L 
Date of birth Uni^CH iR ^ i8°Kj 



Current Residence -" 
Place of birth 



Date of deat h f\f,ti/L II. /fCl 
EduCvation (number of years) 



Place of burial 



grade school_ 



high school_ 



vocational 



col] e g e 



Occupation (s) 


Dates 




2nd 


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3rd 


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4th 


Dates 




Religion ^Ofu//]/J &f 


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PLACE OF residi;nck 

(after leaving home) 
Da t es 



3rd Dales 

4th Dates 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather CiUFFALO ^ M'cU JLftii eK D<i I- eJLi/jf /fc^ /?^/ 

NOTE: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relaiive (to 

•g' :Hi give th»t da-ta on the back of this page (.\)-2) 



A -2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

College 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Religion 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 
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3rd_ 
4th 



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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Da tes 

Da tes 

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 

col lege 



voca t ional 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 

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3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving homo) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Rel Iglon 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Date 



(. Grand la titer (your mother's side) 4 

N.iine/j/qy rP/g hlf^THiA^ i-c'tTCN^Kl Current Reside nee ^^ 

Dnte of blrthJj(£[(^^_^^^r^5jL/ Place of birth FQA/A tSi) L M . ^{^)l^fOKl^l\\ 

Date of ^ca.t\^ l^^Ct^£,i^ ^u ^ /9/,q Place of burial FRE^PO/^T T'-LIKiCMS 

Education (number of years): 

grade school a high school A| vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ (after leaving home) 
1st RAlLtfOAfS A&ffA.ir J)ates/±/^£_j^^^efiikri Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Da tes 3rd Da tes 

4 th Dates 4 th Dates 

Religion /^(^UAKI (L/WHQUC 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, (itc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 6l)FFA/,0 AltuJUO/tK. date Ju/J t IG ^ J9'2>l 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

N ame /yfu/e^rr/? OJtJi.Htk.Nikj A K^6AklL. C urrent Residenc e — 



Date of bir th /y/9/g(;// /^ /(9^6 Place of birth 

Date of death /\f/tlJ II , ,"^<j>I Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school Q high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF Rl'.S I DiiNCE 

(after leaving home) 
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2nd _Dates '^-^^Ji.L^FMX.J'jL, Dales 

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4th Dates 4th Dates 



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Political party, civLl or social clubs, sororities, etc 



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



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Education (number of years) 
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Current Residence 
Place of birth 



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

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Name 

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

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

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^^^^^_^^^ ^^c ..OM TENNESSEE ■ CIVILJ^AR ^Jiicro flH Top y # 3^2, RoU # ^ 



Pvt Joseph H. Letslgner. also Letsinger 
ivt All«n Letslnger 

Pvt Allen V. Letslnger, also Leadslnger 
(Great ^'vt .^NDREW J. LETSINGER. also Lettsinger 

' K-«H* rvt Daniel B. Letslnger 
father)^ (Listed 1840 Knox Cty Tn Cen.u,. 

^*^^ ;^- age 20 & under 30) 

Sgt John M. Letslnger 
ivt John H. Letslnger 

pvt Lewis Letslnger, also L^dsinger 

(listed 1840 Kro'i^Cty. Tn. age 20 & Untf.r 

pvt Louis P. O-ewls P.) Letslnger 

?vt Samuel «. Letslnger 

I'vt Thomas I • Letslnger 

pvl*Wlllla« G. Letslnger 

pvt VlllUB H. Letslnger 



Co. G, l»t Tenn In« 
Co. H, Ird T«nn Inf 
Co, G, 1st Tenn Inf 
CO. F, 5tb T«nn Inf 
Co D, 5th Tenn Inf 

Co. A, 4th Tenn Inf 
Co. G, 1st Tenn Inf 
Co. F, 7th Tenn Cav. 



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Co. G, 1st T«nn Inf. 
Co, D, 3d T«nn Inf. 
Co. H, 3d Tenn Inf. 
Co. D, 3d Tenn Inf. 
Co. H, 3d Tenn Inf 



ii^i-^^ *- /. o».v. Rattallon (Ga 



t>vt And rev J. Letslnger 

Pvt C. V. Letslnger 
pvt John Letslnger 

pvt P. F. Letslnger. also Phillip F. Letslnger 

pvt T. D. letslnger. also: Thomas D. 
Pvt William J. Letslnger 
Sgt William J. Letslnger 



Co. C, 9th Battalion (Gantfs) 
Tennesse Cav, (Conf) 

Co. I, 4th Mo. Cav (Cent) 

Co. A. 23rd Tenn Inf 
(Martin's Reg't) (Conf) 

Co. F, I3th Texaa Volunteers 
,& Co D, 15th Texas Inf (Conf) 

Co. A, 60th NC Inf . 

20th Tenn. Cav. 

Co. H. 48th Tenn. Inf (Nixon's) 
■ (Conf) 



LIST OF SOURCES 

' 1. Donald Letsinger 
2. Carol Letsinger 
3 . ■.''abel letsinger 
^. Barney Letsinger 



INTRODUCTION 

This par)9r is the result of an exploration into the past 
of my relatives and parts of their lives. I found this paper 
very benificial to me in better understanding the liver of my 
parents and grandparents , and I hope that this will be of 
interest to the future generations of my family as well as to 
other interested parties. Although I v.-as not in favor of do- 
ing this paper. I now see that I enjoyed learning about my family 
and I hope you do to. 



PATiSRKAL GRA»\DFATH£Rpg 
BARNiSY GEO^r- IWGSR 



Barney George Letsinger was bom on November 5,190^. 
He was born in "irsouri. He was araong a family of eight child- 
ren. He h?is lived all of his life in Kissouri and plans on 
spendinjj the rert of his life there glso . 
_. Hj^s only achOj)J.ing consisted of eight years of elementary school. 

In December of 1927 he was married to i^/iabel £lsie DicJcerson. 
Then then moved to a farm where they relsed their four children. 

His m.^in occupation was that of a farmer until he moveii 

to the city where he then took a job as a truck driver for a 

farmers exchange . 

; ''v-- — ■'v-r^ fnm for such a Ton/r 
deci-^® npw resides in Mansfield Missouri with his wife lyiabel^.^^^^ 

where he plans to rpend the rest of his life. na- 

He i.i also a believer in the Baptist faith. 

-"• I :. joc •-.;' '■ trvick driver 

for a t' MAT2RNAL GRANDI^OTHSR av«ral joto av In 

^i^" MABEL ELSIE DIGKERSON 

®* ^ l^^el Elsie Dickernon was bom in I.igsouri on Freruary 12. 
1911. ^'^Her schooling only ^consisted of eight years of gradeschool. 
She was the daughter of V.r. amd Mrs. Claud Dickerson. 

In December of 1927 she was married to barney George 
Letsi ager in ;.^acomb Missouri. 

As far as employment goes she has spent much of her life 
as a cook in a restaurant. Shw is currently a resident of l^^ans- 
field Missouri where she is living with her husband. 



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PATERNAL GRAND PARENTS 
LIFE TOGETHER 
BARNEY GEORGE LET3IGNER 
KABEL ELSIE DIGKER30N 

Barney George Letsinger and Mabel Elsie Dickerson began 
their life together on December 24, 1927. They were married 
in i'.:acomb i..issouri. Ihey spent the larger part of their life 
together on a rural farm. There they raised their four children. 
They were three bays and one girl, their names were Donald 
Shirley, Jack and Jerry. 

Their house v,fas very far from any close tov/n so their 
trips were few and far between when it come to traveling. 
The schhl the children attended was also very far from their 
house so it v/as required that walk a long distance to school 
every day. 

After living on the farm for such a long time they finally 
decided that it was tine for them to move to the city. They then 
moved to r/.ansfield r.iissouri, where the are still living. Mans- 
field has a population of about 1000. 

When they moved to the city Barney took a job as a truck driver 
for a farmers exchange and iV.abel held several jobs as a cook in 
different restaurants . 

Barney is now retired and Kabel still occassionally works 
as a cook mainly because she enjoys it. They are sill living in 
Mansfield iviissouri where they pian to spend the rest of their lives. 



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mf FATHER 
DONALD WAYNE LETSINGER 

Donald Wayne letsinger was born on March 17 1932. He was 
born in Douglas County In Missouri. As a child he lived most 
of hir on a farm. His daily activities when living on this farm 
consisted mainly of farm chores and school v/ork. He attended 
Mansfield Grade School for eight years, and then attended Ransfield 
High School. Both of these were located in viissouri. Shortly 
after graduating from highschool and before entering the Navy 
he was married to Carol Marie Kitchen in July of 195^- He spent 
a short time in the Navy v/hich enabled him to travel to many 
parts of the world. 

Donald is the oldest of four children They are Shirley. 
Jerry and Jach (and himself). 

After returning from the Navy he and his wife moved to 
Rockford Illinois where they are still presently living. 

His main opcupation is the one where he is presently employeed 
at the Barber Colman Company as a ddvelopmental technician. 

Although his parents were of the Baptist faith he is now 
a member of the : ethodist church. 



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MTERNAL GRANDFATHER 
WALTER MATKIAS KITCHEN 

V/alter ^lathias Kitchen was born on iviay 8, 18^9- He was 
born in Fon du Lac Wisconsin. He was the son of Thomas Kitchen 
and r.'^ary Louise Faber. His father Thomas first came over from e 
England. Walter later mover to Freeport where hte spent most of 
his life. 

As a child he spent most of his life on a farm . He attend- 
ed eight years of grade school and four years of high school. 

In June of 1931 he married Lauretta V/ilhelmina Redanz 
in Buffalo New York. 

His main occupation was as a station agent for the Chicago 
Great V'estern Railroad. In 1962 he retired foom the railroad 
after forty-eight years of service. 

After retiring from the railroad he moved to Rockford Il- 
linois to live with his daughter and her fam.ily where he lived 
until he died of a heart attack on December 26 1969^ 



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MATERIA AL GRANDMOTHER 
LAURETTA WILIfSLMINA REDANZ 

Lauretta Wilhelmina REDANZ was born on March 18 I869. ?.'ost of her 
life was ppent living in Illinois, ppecifically Freeport. 

In June of 1931 on the l6th she v/as married to Walter 
T'^athias Mitchen. She then continued living her life on a 
small farm just outside of Freeport. She lived there as a house 
wife until she died in April of I96I on the 11th. 



IMATERNAL GRANDPARENTS 

LIFE TOGETHER 
WALTER MATHIAS KITCHEN 
LAURETTA WILHELMINA REDANZ . 

Walter i/Iathias Kitchen and Lauretta Wilhelmian Redanz 
began their life together when they were married in Buffalo 
New York in June l6 1931- They spent most of their life in 
Freeport Illinois on a small farm v/here they raised their lonly 
daughter Carol. 

They lived in a home in the country with no electricity 
until the 19^0 's and with no plumbing facilities until 1952 or 
1952. It was a two bedroom and a two story home. It was locat- 
ed five miles south of Freeport Illinois and was once known 
as south Freeport Illinois. 

Walter v/orked on the railroad as a station agent for 
forty-eight years and Lauretta was a house wife. 

As a family they too felt it only necessary to provide 
for the essentials of life and they contained very little sav- 
ings . 

Walter was a Catholic and Lauretta was a Presbyterian. 

The first television was purchases in 19^-9 or 1950. and 
we are unsure about the dates of the first radio of the first 
car. 

When Lauretta died in april of I96I Walter soon moved to 
Rockford Illinois to live with his daughter and her family 



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^^Y MOTHER 
CAROL MARIE KITCHEN 

Carol 'larie Kitchen was born on august 1, 1933' She v/as 
born in Freeport Illinois, in Stephenson County. Carol is the 
daughter of Walter Kathias Kitchen and Lauretta Wilhelmina Redanz. 
As a child she lived all of her life in the country, in a small 
house. She remained in this house until the time she left 
home. 

She went to Freeport Elementary Schohlfor eight years, and 
then v/ent to Freeport High School for four mor years follov.ing that, 
When in highschool she was a participant in the chorus and in 
G.A.A. 

Her parents considered their family to be very average al- 
though they had very little savings. They felt they only needed 
to provide for the necissities of life. She was married on 
July 22 195^ to Donald Wayne Letsinger in Rockford Illinois. 
After gettin|[hmarried her husband went into the service and 
she continued living with her parents until he returned home. 

After leaving home her main type of employment v/as doing 
secretaiial and clerical work. Her present job is as a secretary. 

Also as a child she cam rem.ember her grandm.other living 
with her family for a f ev; years . 

Even though one of her parents were a Catholic and the 
other was a presbyterian she is now a member of the r^^ethodist 
church . 



PARENTS LIFE TOGETHER 

DONALD WAYNE LET3INGER & 

CAROL KARIE KITCHEN 

Donald V.'-^yne Letsing-er and Carol Marie Kitchen began their 
life together on Ji;ly 22 195^ when they v/ere married in Rockford 

Illinoi?. It could not be said that either of them came fpom n bet- 
ter family because both families seemed to have many of the same 
values in the f^ct th^t they felt it basically necessary to provide 
for the necessities of life Religion plays an important part in 
their family life. They are both of the iviethocipt faith. 

rhey consider them selves to be an average family and their 
income is used for luxuries as well as the necessities of life. 
Ther felt that in order to provide for there necesrities it v/ould 
be necessary for both members of the family to have jobs. So he 
works as a developmental technician and she as a sdretary. 

Shortly after they v;ere married he went into the ncwy and she 
continu.ed living v;ith her parents until he returned home. 

They have lived in Rockford some 20 years nov/ and have occupieei 
some three different residences. They have two children Leann 18, 
and Steven l6. 

Their current plans are to stay in Rockford the rest of their 
1< fe. 



:ay life 

leann marie letsinger 

leann warie letsinger was born oin dece.'.^ber 5 1957 in rock 

ford Illinois. S'^e is a rnember of a fatilly of four: her mother 
father, brother and herself She attended Gijilford Center Grade 
School for eifi-ht years '^he v/as an active tBomber in the choffus 
gyrT>.n3stics club and a member of the student council After 
eight years of grade ^chool she attended d^ilford Senior His^h School 
for four years where she graduated in 1975 Leann enjoyed music 
and took piano lessons for about four years She is presently att 
ending RockValley Junior College in Rockford Illinois where she is 
in her first year. She plans on attending rock Valley next year 
and then transfer to a four year institution. Her major is speech 
therapy. 

She has only had one job and that was as a tray carrier in a 
restaurant. She i? presently working in the same restaurant but 
she is acting as a hostpes. 

Relig-ion has played an average role in >^er life. She is a 
meTiber of Christ United Methodist Ghi^rch v/here in past years she 
has participated in choir^ musicals, yo-ith groups, and is now a 
Sunday School teacher. 



.ICHTFUSSV LYMETTE CAYV 1955- 



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

r Contributor to the i^ock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
rican 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 
ess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

SURVEY **A-,'c-,'c>V;',-A;VAAAA-,'w"c-,Vy:A5':AAAi'cA;V;V;V 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name j^ynefte C^y l.3.Cht,fHRR * , 

Date of form ^_^_nA * (ID # ) 

2. Your college: Roc k Valley fol lecje •'■ (ID // ) 

Roc kTord, ininoi's 

*****;',- >•; A -,': -,': ;'c jV i: A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 _J( 1 800-1 850 

_ 1850-1900 1900 or later 

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

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

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

^ W est 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 Mining ^Shopkeeping or small business 

X T ransportation x B ' 9 Business X M anufacturing 
Professions X * ndus t r i al labor X 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 ^Methodist 

^Baptist Epi scopal ian ^Congregational X Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon Other Protestant ^Other 



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

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

^Jews X C entral Europeans Italians ^Slavs 

Irish British Native Americans over several generations 



East Asian Other 



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

X Interviews with other X Family Bibles v Fami ly Genealogies 
f ami ly members 
Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



X Photographs ^Maps ^Other 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Earnest Fr ederick Liohtfuss 
If dead, date of death b-25-72 



Current Residence 



Place of birth j/ianawa. Wisconsin Date of Birth 3-1-02 



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



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1 s t Aut o Mechanic 

2nd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 1925-1936 1 st Clintonville. Wise. D ates^7:^40. 



Farmer 



Dates 1914-1923 2nd Kaukauna. Wisconsin P ^tes 40::72_ 

3rd Garage Business Dates 1936-1940 3rd D ^tes 

itth Machinist nat*... iQAn-nQf^Q i*th Dates 



Dates 1940-1969 '♦th 



Re 1 i g i on Lutheran 



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

Place of Marriage to your grandmother Clintonville. Wisconsin " ^^^^ 11-20-27 

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



B. Grandmother (your father's side) 



Name Clara Margaret Tornow 
I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence Kaukauna, Wisconsin 



Place of birth Black Creek. Wisconsin Date of birth 10-22-02 



Education (number of years): 
grade school 8 high school 4 vocational_ 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st Piano Teacher 



Dates 27-74 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Clintonville. wise . Dates 2.7:^10 



2nd Housewife 

3rd 

'♦th 



Dates 27-74 

Dates 

Dates 



2nd Kaukauna, wise 

3rd 

'♦th 



Dates 40-74 
Dates 



Dates 



Re 1 i g i on i,utheran 



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

Place of marriage to your grandfather clintonville Wise. DATE 11-20-27 
'^"'^^ ih%natPSP.»fhl^^Ba£t'8?'^tl'.l? $%%l%%^^ ^^^P^other or another relative give 



A- I Slepgrandfather (your father's side) 

Current Residence 



I f ilood, dote of death 



Place of birth 



Date of Bi rth 



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

Occupat ion(s) o. .^ 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

1st Datf..; 1,. (after leaving home) 



2nd 



Dates 1st 

Dates 2nd 



Dates 



Dates 



3''d_^ Dates 



3rd 



Dates 



lith 



Dates ijth 



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 

If aITTT~: "T-n r — Current Residence 

ir dead, date of death - 



Place of bi rth 



Date of bi rth 



Education (number of years)- 
'"* '''""' '">" -"-" vocational ^.ollege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

Dates 



Occupat ion (s) 

Ist^ Dates (after leaving home) 

2"d r. ,. 

Dates 2nd 

^'^ . Dates 3rd_ 

Re I i a i 



Dates 



Dates 



g t or, 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 

— ^ Date 



3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name iiawrence Henry Williamson Current Residence Laporte, Indiana 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Valparaiso, mdiana Date of birth 4-6-07 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Ist farmer Dates until' 34 1st Michigan City, mdianaP ates 36-74 

2nd Highway Uepartment Dates 34-36 2 nd ^Dates 

3rd i'illing station -| Dates 36?-? 3 rd ^Dates 

Ath Kailroad Switchman Dates ?-72 iith Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Presbyterian 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother Valparaiso, mdiana date 6 -2-31 

Note: If your mother was raised by a iiiHpn rn e r o r a n ot h e r r e lati ve ( t o ag e 18) 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Catherine Buzalski C urrent Residence 

If dead, date of death lk^-ki4-J'F' 

Place of birth jjaporte, mdiana D ate of birth ^-^-^^ 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^Dates 1st Valparaiso, mdiana D ates 31 -36 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd ^Dates ^3rd ^Dates_ 

Re 1 i g i on Roman Catholic 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r Valparaiso, intliana d ate b-'.^- 5T 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 18) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C-l Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

^^" ^ _^ Current Residence 

If dead, date of death ~~~ ~"~ 



n.iif of i)i I 111 



pi.iti- ..r iiiiih 

f diK .il i<iii f iiihiiIm' r of yr.i r •. ) " ~~~ 
•"•"•** •••h.H.I hi.jl, school vi)c.Ui(.n.il colUnie 

0ccupati,m(O PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

, (after leaving home) 

'st Dates 1st 



Dates 



^"^ D-^tes 2nd ^Dates_ 

3''d Dates 3rd 



'*^^. Dates /«th 



Dates 
Dates 



Re I i g i or 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother " ~~ j . 

D-2 Stepgrandmolher (your mother's side) 

Njwe Mary iRap-sdale) Williamsnn Current Residence LaPorte, indiam 

If dead, date of dcith — . 

Place of birth Chicago Illinois Date of birth 9-^-10 

education (number of years) ' ~ — — — — 

grade school high school 12 vocational college 



°""P^''°"<^^ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

I., ., .„ (after leaving home) 

■'* HOMBgwife Dates 37-74 1st Michigan City, md. Dates_37 

"'^ P^tes 2 nd LaPorte. Indiana Dates 72 

^'■'^^ _Dates 3rd 



Dates 



"« • • g ' o" Methodist 

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

►-lace of marr.age to your grandfather Michigan C ity, Indiana bate 12-'>- ' V/ ^ 



CHIbDREN of A & B (or A- 1 or B-1) - your father's name should appear below 
Name Gerhardt Earnest Lichtfuss 



Place of birth Clintonyille, Wise. date 3-30- 29 

Number of years of schooling 16 years Occupatibh 

Rockford . Il linois Marital Status married 
lour 



Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Engineer 



Name Armin Rudolph Lichtfuss 
Place of bi rth Clintonvill e . Wis e. 



, _ da te 

Number of years of school i ng 

Res i dence Boulder, Colorado M arital Status 

Number of chi Idren two 



1-23-31 

Occupation Teacher 



married 



Name 

Place of b I rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Res I dence ' 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~ 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

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 

Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 



Number of children 



Name 



Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence 



Number of chi Idren 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 

"Cccupatlbrt 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupation 



aate 

"Occupation 



Marital Status 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren 



10. Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of LlH lUTBII 



date 



Occupation 

Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 

Marital Status 



CHILDREN of C and (or C- 1 . D-l)-your .other's n.n.e should oppeor below 



N.ira 
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nary lin Je an ^ Williamson ; Llrbt.fn s s 

■'""■"V"'"' Valparaiso, .nrii^r,.,-— ,,„,,. g_p. ,„ 

N..nj,«.r ..I yr.,r-. ,./ ...r.K.II,,,, 12 yea"?; " -, a-^6-32 

We-.idcncc Roc kford 1-11 inni- ^ „ • . . ■ "^^^P'^'- "^^ Housewife 

Mu-b«.r of chiMro lour _Mar.tal Status married 



jCeKauser 



b I r t h 



Number of year s oi schoo l ing 1^' years ~77 cJate 10-12-32 

Residence South .mp.in o "^ J^^;rrjrr Occupat ■on_ American R.y. i~ p. 

Number of children three" — '^^' Status divorced * '' 



^. Naiw 



idindajilliamson 



Place o.b.rth Michigan C ity. India na j^ 7 , .q 

Number of years o^ schooling 13 years n ^~^~^9 

Residence_i^Porte,india-Hi ^ ■—■^■^^ Occupation nair dresser^ 

Number of ch. l dren Aone ' — ^^^'^al Status single 



5. Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of scfioollng 

Res idence 

Number of ch i Idren 

6. Name 
Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 
Number of chi Idren 

7. Name 
Place of' bi rth 
Number of years o 
Res idence 
Number of cfi 1 Mren 

8. Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of scKrx.Kng 

Residence 

Number of ch ! Idren 



9. 




iirti 

Number of years of schooling " — ^^^e 

Residence — ■ .^ Occupation 

Numb«r of chi Idren " — "^ ■ __ Marital Status 




TFT 

Number of years of schooling ' cJate_ 

Residence ^^ . Occupation 

Number of children " " " ■ '^^'"'tal Status 




our Father 



ame Qp-rhaTfit Ka-rnPHt. i.inhtfuss 
f dead, date of death 



lace of birth Clintonville , Wisconsin 

ducat ion (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school 4 



Current Residence Rockford. Illinois 
Date of birth 3-30-29 



vocational 



col lege 4 



)ccupation(s) 
1st engineer 

»nd 

Jrd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 1951-1974 1st 5outh Bend, mdiana D ates 53-59 

2nd Rockford. il l innis D ates _5^-l4. 

3rd D ates 

/♦th ^Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



kth 

^e 1 1 g I on Lutheran 

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

Sigma Pi Fraternity. 3Ah — __ — __ .,j ,.,. . .t 

^ } .rf^nf marriage to your mother Valparaiso, Indiana date r^-2^-^ 



Place ot marriage to your moLncr , c^-l^^^^-^w , ■.^.- _ -- — i i 

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

Your Mother 

Name ^arylin . ^.r, . wi 1 1 5 .m.nn . ..i ohtf u ^^rent Residence Rockford, Illinois 
• ' ■ ■ ■ f de-"' 



If dead, date of cieath_ 

Place of birth Valparaiso, mdiana 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school 



Date of bi rth_ 
vocational 



8-26-32 



col lege 



Occupation(s) 
1st Housewife 



2nd 



3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 51-74 Kt smith -ppyir^ . inrJiana Dates 5?-3? 

Dates 2nd Rockford. Illinois D ates_59zI4. 

Dates 3rd ^^ates 



Re 1 i g I on Lutheran 

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



riace of marriage to your father Valparai so. Indiana Ti r-r'^!^^ . ..l^Tu T.l\ . TT 

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



E-1 Stepfather 

Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth ^Date of birth 

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



Occupationd) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Oatt", 3rd Dates 

'•th D.Ues 'ith ^Dates 

Re I ig ion 

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



Place of marriage to your mother D ate 

r-2 Stepmother 

Name 

I f dead, date of death ~~~~~ 



Place of birth Dote of birth_ 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
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2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd Dates ^3rd Dates 

Re I I g I on 

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Place of marriage to your father date 



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

<ame Lynette Cay Lichtfuss 

'lace of birth ^outh Bend. Indiana Date of birth 4-13-55 

l^umber of years of schooling 13 years Occupation student 

Residence Rockford, Illinois Marital Status singly 

Sumber of ch i Idren none 



^ame Kevin Matthew Lichtfuss 



>lace of birth South Bend. Indi ana Date of birth S-^n-S7 

dumber of years or school Ing^^ 1 T years Occupation student 

i^es i den ce Rockford, Illinois Marital Status single 

Mumber of chi Idren none 



Name K.arl Martin Lichtfuss 



Place of birth Rockford. Illinois ^Date of birth ^ 2-18-62 

Number of years of schooling 6 years Occupation student 

Res i dence Rockford, Illinois Marital Status single 

Number of children none 

Name Lei^h Ann Lichtfuss 

Place of birth Rockford. Illinois Pate of bi rth 3-3-64 

Number of years of schooling 4 years Occupation student 

Res i den ce Rockford, Illinois Marital Status single 

Number of chi Idren none 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling OccupatiOn_ 

Res i dence Marital Status 

Number of chi 1 dren 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth_ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Res i dence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth Date' of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status_ 

Number of chi 1 dren 



Name 



Place of birth Date of birth_ 

Number of years of school ing Occupation_ 

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Number of ch i Idren 



Hi. 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 f\ . 

Signed _aa(UyU^U4kJg^ 

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Preface 



I WrTs unable to obtain much information about my grand- 
father 111 r'ht fuss during: childhood. He passed away in r'7l 
Trom a h- rt attack, and my {grandmother told me of her- r-hi Id- 
hood nnl y . 

i."y "-^t.hor'n pidc (>r the family wajv a little diffi.-uli to 
wo7'k wit" a1 no . }i(-r n'.oihcr dif^d vVirn nhc wan on]y four- yi ~rn 
o]d and I r father re-pnrried r?hort,ly after. r»'.y noth- >■ 'iid 
n.-)t r.t-'t • ' onr, 't-oo Wf;ll with her r; t'pnn l;hor or f;t'ptr^' ' ■ r. 
i.hc viri' d my f^roat -iMnt Malr-I r. t' I < n arifl at th' ■/'' r r i y , 
r.hie move' xn with her. nbout ten yarn ]ater her me'' I!-.rry 
aim dice;, r.o my moth'.'r never really h.jd sny sor* of ': 'fiMicr 
to ;:-pea'''. of. Connequ'ui 1 1 y , mfint of the informatinn r 'i-'.d 
for thif: ->apor is from my great mints rude of thi; family. 



iv;7 ^'ATl^^;i;■. I, mH-;k;,Ti !!< ., . 

The 'ir.'it mcmbrrM of tho rrnni'ly to jmi-i i ,:rat " t.n !.'.- in\\i:'.l 
btatef- fr 'n Cermnny vivr< ny rrpr.t- r--r'-,n(1 p^■,^,^,, {,3 Knit,'';.: ■tri t.he.i.r 
children. c^nme aunts and unrje:; t'l-n f o M owod s\cnly ,'.,-..)'i"h tho 
yea:;;. '^ ^oy migrated hero due t.o tho political o porcf ■; i mi md per- 
non-il re ' rictions, Thoy wern neck i rif a land of ^i^f-,t■^:,• -nvl pornon- 
al fr'.-;cd. ';. Any further cont;ict, with V\o olM co;iMtry v- r.nnno/tn. 
iio fainilv menber ever returned to the arr,-) of their nrir'.n. 

T>ie Tipresaion ovr^- tVie yi'r>rr, that my father han ."/.-tt^-ri wag 
that t}'ie '.'lited titatos ri'^ant more t.o thorse who rriirrated t'f.an the 
old couni y did. Jurin?^ world ve'ir i, my fTreat-r;r-in']f -tM <-.,' wichtfuas 
used the .nfilish spell in.', of our l>at name vhich cauner! oDiorr; in 
the fami:,/ to alter the ripel'inf .•,''' i h no one npenin^^ t.ri''i aapio . 
The old e "jntry was vcTy seldom di.'fjucr.ed on my f 'f th,<:i"' ■■ ■ 'ii.. 

■;y ; 'at-^^randniotht. r, i'.rneiitina. i/ichtfuns, r^-w 9^;' _ ■ old, 

also i.mm ; -rated to the nnlted otaies fron Germany. orie i..iv(-u all 
of h'.T li e on a farm and due to ill health, now resi<i' .; in h nurs- 
ing liome 'a r/ianawa, Wisconsin. 

viy ,• indmother, Clara ^Tornow; L.'chtfuss, was born i.'clober 22, 
i902 in . i liclc Creek, Wisconsin. ^.he >iad seven brothers an.i sisters 
but thei,' iiousehold was never crowded. The family lived in a lar£!;e 
hoiTiO witn plenty of room. Ky great-grandmother had a i-ir^''- l)ed- 
room whe;-' the babies also slept. They had a larr;e Icitehen,. dinir'j; 
room and living room which was used nostly on v/eekends .•"ne'-. enmpary 
would CO- . They lived on a farm and there were p'anv ;. .: to be 

done by '-eryone. They had to take care of the evops- r'''''"-^v wood 
in -flio wii'ter to heat their home an'^ do the cooking anl 1 ,'lng. 



i1 ' ''i-'i 'WM vef.ctabl •-;:; for iho who '.r yv:\r, 'I h«vv • ' ; 
*"r! ' 1^ ■ rTc; needfMi. At mnnltino, ••voryonr wan p^^f :• the 
■ ■ • '■ y said frrace before and after each meal ;\n\ i, • 'iie left 
the table until all were finished Bcjtinf^. my grea t-pr ''id !a ther had 
devo'lonn every morning. hvenings were spent playing /-amoa at times 
and the older ladies would do fancy work, such as crochetirp;, knit- 
ting and sewing, sometimes the sons would play the violin and the 
daughters played the piano. Un holidays, neighborhood parties were 
held. They visited friends and relatives every week at l^ast once 
or twice. m the summer, there were many picnics at church or in 
the city that the whole family attended. The children that were 
away from home would usually return for the holidays and hrlp their 
parents celebrate, weddings and baptisms were always hold in the 
home. There were no funerals in the family at that tin"^ b'-t when 
other people had them, they seldom went to a funeral home. They 
had the deceased at the house and from there went to the c; urch. 
Helatives and friends gathered at the house afterwards. 

Children were treated very lovingly and as my great-grandmother 
said, "My children are my children as long as i live." Otherwise 
they were usually sixteen years old before they were not considered 
children anymore. At about this age or older they were expected to 
take on adult responsibilities, bons left home between th' ages of 
tv/enty-one to twenty-five, while daughters left earlier, between 
the ages of sixteen to twenty-one. My grandmother left hoi-^e to work 
when she was eighteen. She met hirnest iiichtfuss and married him 
on November 20, 1927 at the age of twenty-five. 



j"nrr'>in h(7]ppfl their children ao much as y)o:;f:iblc in their 
S'lininoss 'n^i education. They v.-ore more willLnr; to heir, thorjo that 
tried to -i-ikc a Ruccpr;n of thenr.r; ] ven and for thoM- Ui • ' hi I p;nofi 
narriarf"' . "he chlldr(n wore not r.ypocted to follow i ■ : r- rvi rents 
ocrupati :- although two of my rraiKi moth err;' brotlierf! did follow 
my <';rcat-;rand fathers occupation. 

Key 'c.ci8iono within the ramily v/ere made hy the' r>' rf nt.-^- and 
children. The parents would talk ',hinr;a over with t'e.' iM jren and 
give the-- advice but in the end, it wao up to tlie chil ' ti to de- 
cide what wan bent. w.y r;rea t-^-randmother unually d i nr- : wl i n-^d the 
children -y talking in a food way to them but did not >]• -line from 
ur.inc: the 'r-od" at timoH. 

The :"ather of the family usually owned the peop-::-!,^ :<r>-i the 
mother a.td children helped mana.p;f' Lt. Women wore not r:!wa.yo ex- 
pected te be in the hone. jf tim'>n f',ot hard, oar;y work -wac done 
by the oi er women and they had to pitch in <and help wh' never r.ec- 
eppary, "he children inherited v/hatever their parent.;-; leri, in 
most cas' a. 

My rrandmother and her brothera and nir'terr> help'^-d thi? oluer 
one.s in \.\e family as much as they could, a] thouj-h th'y vnrc not 
looked at as being old. When my rroat-grandmothrr war. • leiie and 
couldn't take care of herself a.ny le'nger, she moved j i ,iiii aie of 
her chils ren. 

iirri- -t Lichtfuos and Clara v''')rnow; Lichtf ur^s gavf birth to 
two sons, my father, Gerhardt and ny uncle, Armin, in (' : i a .onville , 
w isconni r\ . 

v<h<-a ny father was a child, living at home, no ot.i^'^r family 
nembr'ra, servants or boarders were part of the sime hne ^f-^^ild . 



"no r'l-ijor y ol' ro I ;t 1 i -/p.'; livr;' wi<;.in n fifiy m i i '^ v •. .vlwri 

■ly f'-i'hpr ii'l undo L(H"t, for co11r,-;p, bow(:'vrr, bonrMc-f • yr-l- 

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7he.r -lOnc was rilvi.ird into n li^/in^ roon, dininr •' ", kitxVien 
and t/io I' irnomn, onp Tor my r'"'''n;1 r' i ren is ;in(l on*' Tot- • '"-'I'or and 
uncle. .bi'/i.nc quarter:; were riot, conr.idci'cd crowd' i. 
r Theij' days were finr<nt wJ1h my ,":ronfl ''.•» t h'^r r;o i nr 1" -(ivV and 

my ri'indr ':\\rr dolnf^ ■fit" houis^nvo !•>< . 'xo\r)\ of the ' in<' '-••'^ntpd 

to work or' the property, wh i rh .in''iii'ied a rarrlcn .'it! .i ■ . or- 

r chard. 'i • o family wan also very involved in church a? ' ' lljes. 

v.eek-'idn were filleci with eith'>r church or fi'iily r- t)i.-ri nf'is. 
xjoca] trJ 1 ;; were made to visit reJativen at least onrc . • 'vice a 
month . 

liol jiitiya were alwayr, cel(?brat' d with relativi.s .'tm.i friijndR. 
V<eddin^';n, baptisms, fnnorala and confirmations wore .ali '.church or- 
ientated. Theye events were u.'a^ally followed by /'ath<" f i ru-'D in t>ie 
home, ch;j.~'"h or rented f £icn i ll>:.". . There were fan.ily r- •iricii:; <,uly 
on my gr- dmothers niiie of the family, 

Babi.'S v/ere a joy to the parent-i and were t: ;m love 

and af fee 'ion. Chlldrcii were trt ^ i ay dalldren wp t-^ .1 e a^o 
where they began to partjcipate in r.roup functionf.; and ; ^*. ^■^M. tien, 
usually i; 3 upper grade levels. Tii? intent of the p.-'r :..- inring 
adolesceiii-e was to guide their children Jn forminr, and . o' ;:ip; de- 
cisions . 

iJisn'pIine was handled by both parents. iviy {-ranu Pathf^r u^ed 
physical , ns occass i omlly . uther ty^'^^s of punishm-n'-, were being 
told to ::'.",■ in your rc">i or beinp: denrived of nome me ' -'fi ■■■! item, 
uth^^r ad 'if that pari i <: i pai •• ; 'n •'' i r; ?.i pi i ni r^p; -/'f-re r*' ■■'■:■ •'•onts, 
aunlr; and uncles, particularly on ry frrandfathers sidf , f^ir.ce my 



1-t'nrr -iu- uncle live.! with Ihrir iinrlf> on the fan-i thr. <• monthf; 
vrry year". 

:-y f- 'hrr was ryprcttMi tn ansnine major ronpoir- i )> i M ' i '•.'; in 
hir> I'lidnl' teens, a round tho a/'c of fift(>rn. 

Vcci ■ nnr, of movii!/-., school inr ^}^>•\i hirh sohcii, '-'iTrti .'.fiil- 
ialion ani activitJ.ea were made by ny r;rand jiarentn . lif-yond hif^h 
Bchcrl , rt-Mf-ionr, of occipational rhoice, further '".iuc • ' i 'tn, np- 
proval of "yrriage and areas of renifiencc were ny fnth'r'n rr.'-.pon- 
Gibili ty . 

Money managenent of the family was maintained ly n-y f^r'nd- 
parents n': ' monies that were earned by my father v/ero n lained for 
his own u; , which was mostly saverl for future coTl'po (.■ponson. 
My father ^mcl uncle were rcsponsi b I f; for iiou.'-.chold rho ■ < -, ruch as 
washin/3 or^ 1 dryinp; dis)io:'! each evenirf; and cleaninf^ tl;-. ';our;c each 
weekfuui. 

iJUTir^r ^-he college years, ny /-[randparent.s C" 1y ci; i my 

father wh i le he was home between tf.-r-ns. He suppor'teti . ; ■ ;r dur- 
ing the nciiool year by w^rkinp; and s-n'Tn/"; tii:; men'". :' father left 
iiome to T'lrt his own cai'eer Tipon eomp1el.lf/n of roilc,"-. r.-lther 
my dad or ny uncle followed my frand i'atherr. occu))-^i t Ion , :^ '.'riouph 
their job.- were related. Ky fathe?' entered mechonieal '';,:■ -icering 
and my un'le was very interested in music. 

Property of the family was ownf d and managed by r.;.' : ■•■idparents 
with the assistance of t:mlcs and leral personnel. Tiic '.itate of 
any (ieoea'N?d was inner ilud by the '^Mildren with CMual '•■.■;h l.s or 
shares. 

Kela* ionshi p of the various f,a:nily merfibers on bo'M ny .'^rand- 
pa-revits '■■ len v/as not y-'i r ticil .ml y influenced by vAicc ■■■ , -hcther 
it be occupation, level of position or financial. Any differences 



between at y member wei-e I \r(^.c\y due in puliticn, yi' i 1 o.-'o ri'iy or re- 
Ij/'ious V' Mefn. I'oth urlon of ihc j'anilly wrro clone, • /-^i i^ fer 
one unrle ')r. ny f^rand f ,-i t,}iern ride who wan an alcoholic rmi wars 
iTintaine! at a decree r^V alo f Inefi;; . 

Afririr was conr? id'^'^vi a natural v;ay nf ]jfr, -.y g '-ri en prirents 
cared for their parent:?, brothers and sif.tero in time " 5!J<knens 
and iri on' ease, my grevat-grandmoth'^i* moved in vii\h her dau^Jiter 
on the foin. bhe wa.s eventually pi iced in a nurrjlnp; h'^nc. l\y 
grandnioth'r cared for hf^r sicter and mother durin/: llln''r?R also. 



mY M/iThHiJAL ANChSTuHo 

my rreat, ^reat-f:randf ather, Charles Adams, immifi;r.itr d to thin 
country from Germany, followed by hi;- rial f-ninter. He lel't Germany 
for better living conditions, but most of all to evade be in"; drafted 
into the army. They had no contact with the old country and never 
returned, although they often felt nostalgia. 

my other great, great-grandfather, Captain Lmanuel willianson, 
was born August 30, 1837 in i'ennsylvania. His parents were from 
^Switzerland and wales. They worked in Northern Indiana anci lived 
for awhile in LaForte. His father then bought a farm in 1P49 in 
i^orter County. He was a mason and carpenter and built his own 
buildings. They were Lutherans, bmanuel was one of four boys. 
The others were David, bamuel and Barnabus. He went to j;c>iool in 
the first log school of the three Tassinong schools on the Indian 
Trail from the Kankakee Kiver. He attended college in Valparaiso, 
known then as the iviale & Female College, while in college, speech- 
es were made regarding the Civil War. He and twenty-one other boys 
from Tasj^inong enlisted. bo many other boys went to war that it 
was necej-;;ary to close the college for awhile. The wnr started in 
UK'1 and lasted for four years. hmanuel served as Chnjrl&in when 
needed and he fought under General Sheridan. He named hi:5 first 
L=iou aftfi- ti'iis famous m<.n. He wan Captain of Co, 173rti JTifijana Kcg- 
imeiit anti married wiarth.-i bpencer during one of his fuj-jou;,hs. he 
was shot in the back and leg during one of his many bo t. tic:;, and 
never wo; :.od at hard l-'ihor n.^.ain. ;\eturninf- hom--^, ho l-.)url;t a big 
farn in 'rran Townrihip where he r'lined a family ■■> f ^' r- "Is and 
thrre b( r.. He died i;ay 29, 1914 at tlio age of :^^^v'•v^y~l■^ .. Just 
rcf-ontly, the D.A.R. erectei a rn'mnmenl. to the 173rii : t d i .- -la Regi- 
ment. 



■ 'ioath of !."nnii.l , r^;: ."ro.-i t-r r-.-in-l ''ni h-- ", ." . M - 

w ' ' 17 i. He rri'MT-ind Jl'inrhc Mdar-n nnd >i.-)'1 in.- ' :r-.n, 

1 ■]']-\ and I'l-iboT. TIm'V livod in Vn 1 pnra i :>'i , M •in. 

• i''-ithor, i.-iwrcncc H. ..' i 1 1 i n"i:;on , born /.prii ' , '907, 
WM-Vri ' rarm with hi;? f •• Mmm- 'MniJ 1 iq'^6. 1I«. n.-f-i--; •nthcrlno 

1 ' -"me ?, 1"'^^. Th<\v 1 iv.^d at liorrc for .-; y-^ars 

a' 'r inar'-i n,':e. iii;-; lAi.'^i.fr, r/iht 1 , marrifd Harry i,in! i 19?9 

a; ■ -^('y 1 :-) lived at hrimi^ for -t.-I 1 I n i^'trr narr'.-5r'^. ' l.rr Zelda, 

m-.)rrie-i ■ ^ t>ie ar^o of s'r-'.tccn and loft hnne. 

iiiv- ■; on the farm was hard wr.r'k , \;r\oY\ person l^-- • ..t his 

or " '■ r : o-u^ Ibn Ity wan. The whole fanily r^ol up ■ •! y in 

t orniir;. The men went ci.'t and ni D kod th*;-- cov/r?, ol < > o 

f ■ i ' 'f.'.l the pirru Aftf;r fhorcM, thi-y had 1 fo.- ' 1th 

tl <> faroi ■ and went b; ' n out to vorV in t)." fie](I.;, i.-r;rand- 

n- . -I. mother, f>Tib(n. am] Zelda diti the hou.'uwor' , ■•■ ■ inf^, 

w i i roni nf^; , 

'.0-.! hold condi ti 'in.-; were n<",t crov/d-'Hl. My f^-rv^it-i: ■:['. Harry 
ai;d rrea'-Aint iiabel niept upatairn. The livinr j'oop^ v r. de into 
a ' -iroo"' for n^'^ f;rannfather and rrandmothrr, and my ;-/ - -rrand- 
fathrr i ; f!:reat-granrin)other alept in a bedroom dov/nn'.-'r . There 
we're no ;• rvants or boarlera Jivin?- with the fani"ly r ' *t'\-* time, 
although in orphan boy, Boyd Yor.t, made his home with t m •- from 
1910 nrl : ' iy?0 and helped work trie farm, he slept jn •:n-^ of the 
ujr. i air ! > 6 rooms. 

The: seemed to h<: no nerd i':. ■ d i no i '.1"! inc , ■' ' i . ;" it v/an 

nc C'.\'-'r\ -t;.- parents tool- care ol' J J-. . Or.-.ndparenta di^ r-' -articipate 
in r'vari - their r;rand'-hildren. ir-mily m'-'-mhers were n' -er ranked 



-ifui r;() 01 •■ w;is trr.itcii nn a black r'herp. Ch i 1 cl rf n w»>r" lov^^d niKj 
wcj'o oon Icred chiJrlrrn up to tho .-i/r,) of about f".irtc<n. AduJt 
rt ;-;'on;;i'' IJILps wt.'re t -il:en on at ctbout tlu? a^io of eir'i ' 'Mm . Atti- 
tudn.s to'v id f^rowi nfi; old were r,racr r'.il . 

bonn and dauf^hters did not leovi: lionie to start rnr<;orn but 
just to .'•'art a family. bons usually continued in tli*- i r father's 
footr.tepn for a while but then went on to a different type of work, 
i.ien felt '.hat the wontin'n place wan in the home. 

The families celebrated and (^ot tof;ether as often as possible. 
Friends and close relatives visited on Sundays, holidays and some- 
timos during the week. A large family reunion was held one a year, 
weddings took place in churches and parsonages. Baptisms were held 
in the church. Funerals were held in either churches, funeral homes 
or private homes. Graduations were held in the school, if possible, 
and open house was held afterwards in the home. 

Much consideration was given to aging parents, wiy great-grand- 
mother took care of her ailing husband until his death and then moved 
to my great- Aunt Mabel's home where she was taken care of until her 
death in 1964. 

ifly mother, warylin Jean, was born to Lawrence and Catherine 
Williamson on August 26, 1932. Catherine, having been bedfast with 
a heart disease for four months, died at the age of twenty-five, on 
December 24, 1936. My mother was four years old, my grandfather 
then met wary Hauser and married her in December of 1937 in Michigan 
City, Indiana, Mary had a son, Lee, from a former marriage which 
caused some problems. My mother frequently visited her aunt, Mabel 
Lambert, on weekends and holidays. At the age of six, she moved 



in with her aunt and uncle in Valparriiso, Indiana. At ih-it time, 
they had no children of their own and treated my mother a.3 if she 
had been born to them. They lived in a four room, one bedroom apart- 
ment, which made living conditions crowded. There were no need to 
have servants and there was no room for boarders. wy rreat-aunt 
did all the housework since my mother was in school all d-)y and when 
she was of age, had a part-time job after school and on weekends. 
My great-aunt and great-uncle wanted her to work with rerr'ctable 
people and in a respectable place. Her first job was biby;.ltting 
with relatives children and later she worked in a drive-in owned 
by friend r. of the family. 

jjeci ions were divided between my great-aunt and '-"-:-;! -uncle . 
llr p;.ule i ne moving and occupational decinions and fjhe t-.r.y care of 
the ;',i^ho'' ' ing, housekrefing mntt'Tr-., budgrtlng ;uvl hori'iie'i I he monc^y 
art! ynUl ^hf bills. 

tot'", my groat-aunt and groat-uncle diBcipli'i'MJ .• r. He 
r.'-i.;cd hi ■ voice alot 'nvl my moth'^r remembers beinc; 0!>ankc'i with a 
yn rdotic:- , but she seJdoin did anything brid enough to ■••••, .-^ much 
pv.xi ishmen t. bince there were only ny g rer-.t-aunt , i^v" '.-w.-^cIg and 
my mother, no one was mistreated or troat.'^d as n black h ^'p. 

The i.hree of then spent theJr time at }-ome, rendt : (•■• liston- 
it;;: to th? radio. Thf\'/ could not afford to purclmne a Lclf^^ision 
set. Tii'ir holidays and bundoys wert? always spent ,'it i\/ - -nt- 
grnndnnr- nto farm along with other' aunts, uncle?! and er.ur, i.ii» . oLnoe 
my ,".reat r.r^indparonts couldn't ]p.';v.> t>i<^ farm, b-e-; '" ■lioros, 
etc., ev<-^T'yone gathered at their home. Th^^y alv';'yr. f'-r' h-' -r meals 
and af tf' r, -yards the men v/oul'i i^lov e-'irdr. v/h i 1 e tlie v. er' ■*• •• ■ • i ted and 



tho oMil ' ^n onterla i rC'] t hon,".'^i ';<■>!■; . Tli'; family ffijrii < !\] co 

hcl\ at. ; • rre'it-jP:ran'!p.)rent ' r far". v.rvMi.nrr:?, fun' iip- 

ti:3:n.':. wt ' rilways helii in ihn rhnrrh witb re l.ati ■''' ;■ -^nds 

i + tend in,-. 

The "Hly property ny frro'it-;uiMl, an'! ^r'^'it-nnclo rvi-M"'] ■.vliile 
my pi'-'the'-- lived with thrrn wo.'5 a t-'-'i cah ov'.ynny . ||<? hni .^i-veral 
catsG .md • riverf5 and my rreat~a!in+ .-md ono olher ■vom-in -vor'' ■'! nhifta 
at arinwc~"'nf: the telephnio. 

i'.ly r 'e.it-aunt and f.reat-uncl o hnrl brcn marrl '■el r. 1 • :■ n years 
bcroro t'' y had their fi-i^st and only chili, oharon. tt-nnole 

ditvi of ' 'borculooifj when she wan Miree years old. 

Chi; iren were very nuch wantcfi and loved bj'^ aunt;;, unrles, 
courins .i^id p;randparent:i. A child wao considered a '^d J i 'j!itil 
about foii "tc.Tn yearvS of af^e . Un<l«:r normal circnm'^tanf' " , ;; y mother 
woultJ hav'> been expect«>i to i.-tke on adult repponr. ibll i 1 '?;•. after 
gi-ad iati- .1 from hi?j;h sch.ool. ijue to the death of ny f,r"at-uncle , 
she had Lo become an adult at t>ie r,f:o of fifteen. Aft-- r the death 
of F.y gv t-uncle, my mother, worln nf^ part-time, "^cave a snail por- 
tion of r-^r paycheck in my nroat-,-.'' ;!it . After she fcr.v'. ii : ' » " irrni 
hiijh Dch.vl and starte(i working .l''i • l-tim? , r.he grive h'r h; i f of her 
weekly f- lary. 

my mother married at tl-ie age of n.inetcen and continue ; to live 
with my f- -cat-aunt for two years while my father was 'n ib.^' army. 
After hi.' discharge, tliey movect to ;.outh P.end, jnlian. ■■'!■■ c rie 
war; <^mp3 ■'"•(i by Bendix /-.viation. i-iv ,n*eri l-aunt , now ^i ■ ;• >: •i.cd by 
her daup- 'or Aharon, r^ill live tn^retaer in Valparaipo, Indiana. 



My '■ ' (•'■'!+ n 

;,i(»i h'Td t JiichtfursM and I'^lnrylin Williamson net in '. ;j :- 
also, inci i i.na while my father was atucndinp; school therf.-. tie 
livc'l upsi. lirn in the rsame apartment house that my great-aunt 
and my motVier lived in. They soon ntarted dating and on 
August 26, 1951 • they were engaged. My father was drafted 
into the army in September of that year and came home on leave 
to marry my mother on December 22, 1951. He left again for 
two years, and my mother continued to live with my great-aunt, 
When he was discharged, they made their home in bouth Bend, 
Indiana where my father found a job working for Bendix Aviation, 

1 was born in 1955, followed by my brother Kevin in 1957. 
m 1959 iny mother, father, brother and i moved to Kockford, 
Illinois where we now reside. wiy brother Karl was then boj n 
in 1962, and the last, my sister, Leigh Ann, was born in 1964. 



LINDV STUART CHIPV 1955- 



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

,ar Contritjiitor to the «OCk Valley College Family History Coliection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
crican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only .1 
w minlues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

SURVEY ***>V5V*A*AA***)'.-,VAAAA***i\A:V;'r V 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

I. Your name .^-T0V\\^X \r\VP L-VKiA^ * 

Datcof for m^^,^^^^^^^^^^^^^ . ( , D ._^ ) 

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

IToHTonT, iTTTrloTs * 

Jtit**** i: ft A A A A A A :<, A A >': A A ;•. A iV >\ :': A A A 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

X 1850-1900 1900 or later 

I*. Please check al I 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., Va.) 

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~)CP aclflc (Cal., Washj (Hawaii, Alaska) 111- Wis.) 

__>laln8 (ND,SD,Neb.,Kan7rrow«, m) 

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

^ Farming M ining V Shopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation B ig Business Manufacturing 

^Professions V Industrial labor V O ther 

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

X R oman Catholic J ewish P resbyterian M ethodist 

^Baptist E piscopal Ian C ongregational X L utheran 

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

^Blacks Indians M exicans P uerto Ricans 

^Jews V C entral Europeans Ital lans ^Slavs 

Irish B ri t Ish N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian >C O ther 

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

X Interviews with other X. F amI ly Bibles Q^ Faml ly Genealogies 

fami ly members VUvCM v\^^ V^o-T V\«^V^^S> 

X V' tal Records X L and Records ^The U.S. Census 

X , P hotographs )<^ M aps X O ther 



FAMILY DATA 
A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name "^^j^^ .^^^^^ V-.V^^t^ Current Residence 

I f dead, dete of death \'=\<^C^ 

Place of birth Qoo ^^^^7, AL^v^v->v'>. Oite of Btrth^=^::^^70^vV-t :)Si \^^\\ 

Education (number of years): 
grade school A ^<^^. high school Q* vocational Q college Q 

Occupatlon(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st \^a^^t^<N^ Dates 1 st ac(l,\^V^ar) ^Dates_ 

2nd ^V\,VC(V\<\t4 D«te8 2nd WQVJ^S^ 9lrSQ^^ D ates 

3rd ^{^^.U\vv \\.^-Y' Dates 3rd OM\(^)h'^^ ^^«'"- 

^tH v^;,p, R. Dates ^.th 

Religion \^0-nAx^,Q_¥\VSV 

Political parties, civil or soda) clubs, fratarnltles, etc. \-V'c=: v..^^lhV^ P\ 



Dates 



^s^t^'v f^A,ni^ 



Place of Marriage to your grandmothe r ^ y\\(v \A^-^0. \W^V-,\bAOV 

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) \^i^,^^ \^^9&\^ V>l^^^^^"^<=i^ 

other (your father's side) -^ 

Namet^wx^f^^ fl UfiCLT^Vi^^ C^ A^HxACurrent Residence 
If dead, date of death Sgrcnr, ;X\^j\^^<\ 



B. Grandmoth 



Place of birth ^1:^0 r^v^x^ ^\ . -i^^^vv\v.-xe?UL Date of bi rth£vs2iAii502=_ 

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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st U^VCL^VI, Dates 1st Do0.^vo;2.D ^Dates_ 

Zn dvAO.^^^ V^>g^^>^,\Z, Dates 2nd_J^ ^Dates__ 

3rd.i^^^^^l^l^££Jc= Dates 3rd Q ,V\\C.fvV:rO ^Dates. 

i»th Dates *th ^Dates_ 



'^H9>on_^_^,vxi^^2j£si!^ 

, Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. ^\\^- wJ^fts.*-^ V^ ^— *^^<^^ ^-^ 

Place of marriage to your grandfathe r^ yy^tvp^^t-^,, lv^oV PATE-r^s)v A \ ^iO':i ■ \ -^ \M 
'^°"'- il^a^^a;tJ*Sfi»th»*6aM'W<^till? PiSi VK)! "«P"«^^'«'- °'' ^"°'^*'' '^^^'^^^ ^'^'^ 



A- I Slepqrandfalher (your father's side) 



N . my 

I f -l.'.Kf, <I.HP of d«ath_ 

Pl.ite of bl rih 



Current Reiildence 



EdiKiCion (number of years) 
grade school high school^ 



Data of Blrth^ 
vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

1st 

2n(1 

3rd 



Dates 
Dates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
lith 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



Re I i qi on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc._ 
Place of marriage to your grandmothar 



date 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your fathar's tida) 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Currant Residence^ 
Data of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Datat 



Dates 



Dates 



lst_ 
2rtd_ 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfathar 



Date 



3. 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 



Name -ypv>,tvi O'^ A>^ \-\^7j:>c\'^ M\V\VM Current Res I dence ^<^C>^^F^QS) ,. VL^vn^VS 
If dead, date of death 

Place of bl rth UiX>-~^4JFr^ wVyS^PWlSV.KV Date of blrth-^Q^X^r ^<^t \^VF^ 
Education (number of years): 

grade school high school vocational college 

Covovi'^ ^yV4\bV\ ^.^^Lv^'CMS tii.iV=T:?v,^ 
Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
<5t V^U^VN^y-Z. ^Dates 1st 'Rq^vVA^ WvS.<^jCt^^JL^tA D ates 

2nd (1,,0., -V V.-J.0.9L ^Dates 2nd \;c--C.^7^e^ w\^.(^>^UH^UD ates 

3^^ i;o^ ^OY>V>PnV^ P«tes 3rdi^Q^.£^v>i ^fVr /^ >x^. D ates 

'^th MV^TVOWlfi^ Vjr^C^V^ pates l>th ^odV^y-^-^. V\^W. D ates 

Religion P vN-r \-\cr 'v-^\ C^ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. \A^ \^ "fN OE-V\CV €-fVr , 

Place of marriage to your grandmother, ,cn— v,i-j-t\ ;?v\v7.rNi^ i mCA ^•'*Xv^K^c:- \^ \<^'i*^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a^(Aftj\ ll fe^^' r >^lMSlH'^ » ^airv^^W ag e IB ^^^"" ^^ ' '^^^^ 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

HamexL^L^ U^))^ v^O<.vC^w\ VA^Vv\v;^ Current Residence ^^^^fLycyLV), W^y^VA^ vS 
I f dead, date of death 

P'«" °f birth<.^^j^<^tA v;^v ^^-7 V^^vS.<L.Date of bl rth^v^^S^J^l-iS^aa^Ji 

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

(.C>\0>A'T '?\vAV&>^ N=;C.esV>e i3<lAAceM_\ 
Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
/ (after leaving home) 
1st ^^. ^Dates 1st BPvQXKJl . V.v \K0- . D ates 

2nd $>/S^ ^Dates 2h d f^C(?^C(^VAOV^*^JZ.V^'sb(l. D ates 



3 rd ^V'/ ^Dates 3r d \/€.c^Og^v' .vO\^<L; D ates 

Rellglon tA'-PA^ys^X ^ "^"^ ^Xr'C^^O^^^O, \Ll^. 

Pol Iticalparty, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. SV^cf-. Vc^yv^f:^ t^L^v^'^^ .^ K*-^ 

__V^snSV\ v\o^^v\aD ^^V)' ^ 

Place of marriage to your grandfathe r\^\St^ CMb^ v^^\^vX\^AyN, \^^ d ate- xptAvL V^ X'^x'S'^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r*'iafTv/»r*« «-- 1 z) 
,!vc :^«: Jala w*i the oacK or cms page (D'2) 



C-l Siepgrandf .ither (your mother's side) 

None Current Residence 

I f .to.id. ■laio of death 

I'lii* ..I III I III D.itc ul l)iilli 

I lint .il i<Mi (iiiwiImt fif yi- ii , ) 
• li.i>k> -.(liiml hiyli school vocolioniil ^n)lloi|«> 



Octwpot ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Is I Dates 1st Dates 

?nii Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


Ist 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


/4th 



3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates 

i4lh Dates ^th ^Dates 

Re I i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d at6 

D-7 S tepfir.indmothtT (your mother's side) 

N.ime Current Residence 



I f ilirjH, fl.jir of death 



Pl.icc of hirih Date of birth 

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



Occupot ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates_ 

2n<i ^Dates 2nd Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3 rd Dates_ 

Re I i fj i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



I CHIkPKLN of A & B ^or A- 1 or B- ! ) ' your father's name should appear belcaw 



Name X^Pva.-^Sca\^^ ^y^Wi^-O:^ \^V^^ ^ .^ r- 

Place of birth ^9Cj,p^V7f> U A . data -^OV>^ \7^,n\^ 

Number of years of school Irt g 'XQ Occupa tlOrt yy;:.^ > ^y^ w: v¥^v^ 

Res I dence Vpc^^g^^K:^ \\v . Marital Status V^v^Ollvv-A.^ 
Number of ch'! Id ran g^ 



r of years of schoolin g \ Cp Occupa 1 1 6h t^gX^K^ ^^^\r V- V^< aLV\V^V4\^ 

-vOjlr> \\\^/ >^^arlt9l Status r>\\oa(vgrr^ 



Name 
Place 
Numbe 
Residence 
Number of* c 



3. Warnt 

Place of bl rt K 

Kumber of years of school ln9_ 

Res I dence 

Number of chl Idran 



-Ital Statu* 



data 
Occupation 



1|. Name 

Place of bl rth . \ , , T 

Number of years of schooling^ 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



larUal Status 



date 
B'ccupatTort' 



Name 

Place of birth ~" 

Number of years of schooi<ng_ 

Res i denc e 

Number of chl Idrdrt 



irltal Status 



date 
Occupation 



Name 

Place or bl rth ^ 

Number of years oV 8ChooVrrtg_ 

Res I denc e 

Number of children 



7. Name 



Place of birth 

Number of yearT"o?^TcKooTTnfl] 

Res 1 denca 

Number of chl Idran 



8. Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schoollng^^^ 

Res I denc e 

Number of chl idren 



9. 



Name 

Place of bl rth 

Number of years of sc 

Res 1 denc e 

Number of chl Idren 



ing 



10. Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of e nil U r w — 



"Jate 



Oc cu patTofT 
rrTtST Statut 



■ OccupatTSfT 
Marital katus \ 

""'d at e 
OccupatiOrt 
Harital Status 



Hcritsi Status 



. date 
Occupation 



RcrHal Status 



dace 
OccupatTSfT 



(HiLORtN ..I f. and (or (.-I, D-l)-your mother's nonie should apptMr below 

Ninnlirt nl flilTclrCn -^ 



Marl tal Status ^C^\\;o\l v^i^\^ 



ii2ii.CJc 



N ...- _gjpj^ ?\>^\l\.^ o^wav^ K^WWn 

M....- -r '■:..i.vy^^,o ..^c^^ ^^^^..^ elate vvxVH^ AV-A^-^<^1 

' ' y "-. of schooling ^/ Occupation c^v-v-x w i^vLJvxt^^^ cz-p 

.esiocce \Lc0^ >^. gp u . , J^x ^ Marital Status_£^g^^^^^ 

Number r,f en i Mren ^ ^ 



3. N.l—: 



7. 



10. 



Uy^^ V^t.-T\AF>;^ K\\ V\><v\ 



Place ..i' h.rth ^C-y-^p \^^ ■ \\\ Vt^^M^ date p^Cjg^^DgE^^L \-? V<=HMi 

No^er o. years Of school i ng y^.^.^^p .y,^., /, ^^^^^.^^ftg^paTto ryg^ 



3l I ng CI 



Nam 

PI 

NiiintifM ijf years of schoo 



Marital Status ^VvvlvL\v-v\ 



'^^'" M {J k m^^^-^-rt\^\r^Sivx\y \ o^ vv^ o^.v^ ^,^^ ^^^c . 

Numher of years of school ing \ "^ 



- - ^ . «^ Occupation v\ovi^sev^o\T=4:P^ 



' ^V^^^"- 'r^^^^^'^, t^\v^\\>\ 

ce o^/>i rth^>^r>CLV:.ro^'l^> , Vv v;^:^^^S 
5er f)f years Of schooling <^ 

«'•- dence ^ Q, ^x:XU-> . vU N ^ A ^ 
Numi>er of children ^ 



Nam 
Plac 
Numbe 



__ date£e2£K3££>i_j^2i^^^35 

OccupatlOrt K-rjvJ'^^i vvtv^ 

TCTTtTTstatus iAV\ ^Qi:^>c- n ' '^^ 



Nanc 

HI 

Numb 



ace of birth .t? -^^Q .>^c - C7 y-^ , v/v ^V^O^yC." 
er of years of scnooTTng v i 



He. i dcnce \2-C-0 yi=i~o \I-0 Wv v>-aO v«\ 
Nua.be r of ch il dren Cr ' 



"date CC\CN^v-=g ^ ACys^:^ 
Occupation ^TV^p^K^^ 
Marital Status .KvVv\.^V sE= 



NaT* 

f lace of bi rth 

Number of years of schoolfng 

Res i der>ce 

Number of ch i Idren 



date 

Occupation 
Marital Status 



Nar»e 

P lace of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Re% i dence 

Number of ch i Idren 



date 

OccupatlOrt 
Harital Status 



Name 

Place of b?rfh ' — 

Number of years of' schooling 
Res i dence 



Number of chl Idren 



date 



Occupat ion 
f^arltal Status 



Your Father 

Place of bi rth \Zx^y^^ ar> A '^ \H^\S "*^' of btrth V^Pta^H .XV \^J.:i 
Education (number of years) • i i i >^ ^ r~»i/ i te->T~> 

grade school high school \t^ vocational ^college 

Occupatlon(s) PL^d OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'St ^^V^O)r^\U^VT P«tes Ut ^ZjDO,V=-^Qr^ ^Dates 

2ndA\\'Ii>^LV^T -^^s??g^^Dates 2n d :<\VA\:^<;L>V\^ D ^tes 

3rd^^pc^^,^Y^v^.. p>uf^-r^lF^lft^^Q, 3rd_JI02J^^£^;j ^Dates 

^th^An&V^>^v^l-\v\R^.V»lU<f ■ ^^th ^Dates 

Re Hgton Uo^rN^c^o ^vsl 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. '^'^ ^UTT 'T\<^ itiCgX vi^d^V^SL 

Place of marriage to your mother jLoe,^{C^^?^ fv \\ ^,m^\^ "'^•t^-g^T, .^^^/yK^^SH 

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 ^^\\2_Ky=^. ftV^U^ K\\^^\ Current Residence Oof^ ypiT^c^ r>> t\A AVAO\< 

If dead, date of death 

Place of b i rth <Vj^<h^^V\v v^ vv uKO . Date of b I rth ^\rM>^i^^V^^ 2lO,\^:^'^ ' 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

OVQ-xeCa ?^^pso£<s (efter leaving home) 
1 s t PxNooae Q_OtA<.^TV\uTDates 1st KV)^)Qjtva D^V^V^^S^ .Dates 

2ndt>\vl>^X >spvw^--^v^^rfPftes 2nd \jeJr-^^,CL^ vo\^Q_ . Dates 

3rd^^tc<;u^tA(;.;c■ ftSW\S^?fvHTD^t«s 3rd VvO<;)C;\Cir\^-^)r\^ Dates 

Re I i g I on \_vS"W\^ ^^2\ »^ 



Religion V-s)T\\^?-^ frA 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etcy ^— S9UVT "vV^V^^grY \/^3\^:i\'I 




Place of marriage to your father Oc>(i.ti:^crQjtS\\.V\Y^C\< dateQCY . T^^O , V^^^ 

give that data on the back of 



NOTE 

this page (F-2). 



E-l Sf pfather 



I f dead, dace of cieatH 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

Education (number of years) " 

grade school high school vocational college 

0ccupatlon(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'St ^.t^ates 1st Dates 

^"'^ ^Dates 2nd Dates 



^"-^ ^Dates 3rd ^Dates 

t'":^ ^^'« ^^th Dates 

R« I Igion 



Polltlcaf par'llei, divil fil" SflCISI clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your mother 'ftat, 

P-2 Stepmother 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of hirth ^ Date of birth 

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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
, (after leaving home) 
'5t Dates Ist 

2nd Dates 2nd 



Dates 
Dates 



I 'f^-, D ates } rd 

Re I I g I on ■ ' 

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

Place of marriage to your father — 3fate" 



Dates 



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



Name ^5TOP\fi:nr XAvD ^\V> iV^ 

Place of Virth dpO-X^^RpOO vC^>4^v^ Date of birth QQ^vV^Q f^ V^^SS 
Number of years of schooling V*^ Vn Occupation A;XOr>V-\A^ 



Res 

Numb 



ber of years of schooling \^- /l Occupation A;:XO^ 

idence a.O(^g^Foar^ \^:JlVAt^\ i>. Marital Status 6>.VWiVr^^ 
ber of en i 1 dren Q 



Name 
Pla 



ce of b i rtli \2>:^0^^r^ae^ \uL\Vv\0\< Date of birth ^?g:x.^01^S;i^ WA'^O 

Number of years of schooling \ \ V^ ^" Occupat I on <;rvjo^^j^^iev.--*^o t V 

Ret, I dence goC V;Jg^\LV^ --^ Mar I tal rtatus ^A^Av-fi W'='^^^'^ *^ '^ *^^"^ ^ ^^ 

Number of chl Idren (^ "" 

Name V\<\vA^'S' tVt^AXv^ \^\V<ir^ 

P 1 ace of b i r th D vk^^lfpay-y yV \ yyjg^A^^ D TE7 of b i rth rNU >Vi>aK^>da, ^S;. f^f^g 

Number of years of schooling ' ' '^ V ^ Occupat 1 Ort /s\0^\cV^ -^-fiPvfiY 

Res i dence PioeV\cjFean AV,v vVlOVS Marital Status A\VL<aV^ ^vXV^^ 

Number of chl Idren C^ ' 

Nanrte 

Place of birth Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling Occupat I On_ 

Res i dence ' Marital Status 

Number of chl Idren 



Nanie^ 

Place of bi rth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlon_ 

Reb i dence Marital Status 

Number of children 



Name 

Place of birth Date of blrth__ 

Number of years of school ing Occupat I on_ 

Res i dence Marital Status 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of school Ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



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FAMILY TREE : 



p Clara Mews ■ 

' (great grandmotlier ": 

pRose Ida Augusta Iia.mus 

? (grandp.other ") 

I LHharles Hamus 

I (great grandf'atliei\} 

I pBarbara Sophia Speich 

* I (great grandmother) 

r- John Oscar Harold Wimm 

\ (grandjPather) t 

I Ljohn Andrew IJimra 

(great grandfather) 
irlev Ann ilimra 
(iv.other) 



Stuart Pred Lind 
(father) 

nCharolet Olson 
great grandrnother' 
?-*-»'-»- Amanda Charolet Carlson 
I (grandmother) i 
j i- Martin Carlson 

j (great grandfather) 

j~~-i'inne Sophia Johnson 

_, -. .-,-,. -r ■ J (great grandmother 

- i'red Albm Imd vb o 

( grandfather ) 

I — .-Olof Jensen Lind 
vgJ^ea.t grandfather) 



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■erson(gave pictxires and information) 
'dnell(gave pictures and records) 

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'^?inson(';cave pictiires and information) 
;a.v3 dates'* 
:ave pictures, dates, records and inxo3:"''iation) 

'sl&{r^^re riictures, dates, records and inforr.a.ti' 
Lind(gave pictures, dates, records and iniormatiov 
^"ciis(gave dates and information) 
, cGlellan ( ^:ave dates ) 

i.'nn(-nictnres, dates, records, maps 3,nd information 
" Vjr the v.se of nis copier) 



■^'he following gave the .'.J-'oatest amount of their indivioual 
tim.e and services in contributing to this report: 

Lrs. Shirley Ann Lind 

;: . tuart ?red Lind 
i;rs. hell Lind 

r. Jo'in O.H,. Nimm 




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Chai»les HAMUS (great grandfather) 

Bom on 22, August I877 

Dl»d on 26 » April 1955 

Charles EAKUS v&a bom in Genaany, His parents and their 
family caxna to Americi when he was twelve years old; aroimd 
the year 1889* They lived on a farm in Aubumdale, Wiseonson. 
Charles RAMUS was of the German social class "low German" 
meaming uneducated or wox^^ing class German speech. "Low German" 
was taught to him in the home through speech only« He never 
attended school in his life. Although he didn't attend ehxiroh 
he was of the Lutheran faith. His trades up to the tim« of 
marriage w«re farmer, sawyer and woodsman. Charles HAMITS 
married at th« mitm of twenty-five. 



'Charlas HAMUS 
was btirried in 
the Greenwood 
cemetery at 
Aubumdale , 
Wi aeon son. 





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Clajpa MEWS (gi»«at grandmother) 

Bom on 11 9 Jun« 188^ 

Died on 1?, July 1958 

Clar« MEWS was bora in Milwaukee » Wlaeonaon. Ear paranta 
caraa to Amerioa fx*om Germany in the early 1880* a* She was of 
the upper German social elass"hlgh German", llila aeazis adueated 
by leading material as well as speech* She attended school up 
to second gz*ade, but was taught her education mainly by her 
father, a well to do merchant of Milwaukee^ Wlsoonson. 
Her mother died In child blrth« Her father ramairriedy i^en she 
was three years old, to a widow with two dau^ters from a prerlous 
marriage. They had one child, Tlllle MEWS, a half -slater to 
Clara MEWS. Tllllo was very muched loved by Clara through-out 
her life, Clara loved her father dearly, but disliked Intensly 
her step-mother and two step-sisters. Hair life at home after 
her fathers remarriage was very much like the fairy tale 
"Cinderela," For she became a scullery maid at home while 
her father was away on buying trips, 

Clara MEWS and Charles HAMUS meet in Milwaukee, Wlsoonson, 
Their coxirtship consisted of meeting out by the wood pile 
In back of Claras* homa, Claras' father referad to Charles 
as a "snlreling dog", due to the fact that ha wca of the 



class "low Germans Her father didn't think Charles was 
good enough for his daughter • Charles HAMUS carried this 
name "sniveling dog" with him for the rest of his life 
du» to arguments be twees him and Clara when she would 
get mad at him« (to remind him of her fathers words). 
It is under tiie asumption that Charles HAMUS and 
Clara MEWS had to get jaarried due to her being pregnant. 




^^Foneral aerncK (or ^^H 
▼ ChcrlM Huniu, 7S, Atpin. wh^ 



C|iarle s Homy 

'Foneral aerncK (or 

Huniu, n. AtpiD. 
died yesterday morning in St. Jo- 
seph's Hospitij, will be held Sun- 
day afternoon at 2 o'clock in St. 
John's Lutheran Church at Au- 
bumdale. The Rev. Frederick 
Kmeger wiU Afficiate and burial 
will be made in the Greenwood 
cemetery at Aubomdale. 

Ilie body will repose at the 
Rembt Funeral Home, beginning 
at 7 o'clock this 
evening. At noon 
Sunday it will be 
taken to ' the 
church. 

The former 
Clara Mews was 
bora J u n e 11. 
IMS. in MUwau- 
ke» Slv received] 
bar adacation in 
Mn. HaoMa Aubumdale and 
was married there on Aug. 29, 
1901, to Charles Hamof, who pre- 
ceded her in death in 1955. She 
lived in Auburndale until about 10 
years ago, and made her home in 
Arpin. She was a member of St. 
John's Lutheran Church. 

She is survived by four sons. 
Walter Hamus, Aubumdale: Harry 
Hamus, Arpin; Robert Hamus and 
Norman Hamus, Marsbfield. six 
daughters, Mrs. Okarlr« <Laiiani 
Bendickson, Mrs. Edward ' Esth- 
er ) Tischendorf. Mrs. Otto < Irene • 
Tiscfaendorf, all of Arpin: Mrs. 
Leeter (Beatrice) Lutt, Wiscon- 
sin Rapids: Mrs. Fred 'Mayme) 
Babe, Athens: Mrs. John (Rose) 
Mina. Rockford, lU.; 14 grandthil 
^^(>«, ^bt great-grandcli;V 
^Blr hrotbers, aad one si.st 
^^■j^MD precHefi her 






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Claim MEWS and Charlea HAMUS were married on 29, Aviguat 1901 
In Aubumdal«f Vlsoonson, Ibey had eleven knovn ohlldren, all 
bom In Wood cotmty, Wlsconaon, Thvj are: Prank HAMUS (who died 
at the age of six of a very severe fever), Walter HAMUS, Aubumdalej 
Harry HAMUS, Arpln; Robert HAMUS, Marshf leld; Forman HAMUS, 
Arpln; Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Bendlekson, Arpln; Mrs* Edward 
(Bather) Tlshendorf, A3T?ln; Mrs* Otto (Irene) Tlahendorf, 
Marshf leld; Mrs* Lester (Beatrice) Lat£, Arpln; Mrs* Fr«d(Ma7ine) 
Bube, Athens; «id Mrs* Charle3(Rose) Heller (formally Mrs* John 
Oscar Nlaan), Rockford, Illinois. 

Clara MEWS believed she had a mlscarrage In her latter yeajs. 
This lixformatlon was kept firom her husband, Charles. 

In his married life, Charles HAMUS was both a wood cutter 
and farmer* Clara was both housewife and monarch of the family* 
Clara was an extremely neat house keeper* She made her own 
foods, clothes and other hous^old materials and sewed by hand* 
Her recreation time. In later years, was taken up by her doll 
collection, listening to the radio (battei?y operated) and tailing 
stories of her life to her grand daughter, Shirley Anne Nlmra, 
Clara MEWS was a stem, dominate, self willed, possltive thinking. 



fearfully loyal and family oriented Individual* Her only <>' 

kno>m occupation outside of the family waa that of m Gvnoan 
eheif at the MiHadore v«8turant in Milladpre, Wiaeonaon* 
She was well-known through-out Wood oounty for her Oennei 
cooking and pasteriea* 

caiarles HAMUS waa an introrert (within himaelf). A common, 
hardworking, mild manneired, quick tempered, negative thinking, 
ioBUiture, lovable man* Am quoted by Shirley KinanCgrand daughter), 
"Clara, waa the braina and Charlie the handa*" Hla recreation 
tlma was taken up by sitting in the aun on hla milk atool 
wittling, sitting in the woodahead, walking through the woods 
and getting drunk on beer* Charles apoke in broken English 
(German and Engliah mixed). He was fearfully Jelioua of his wife. 
He loved to eat with his hat on(called Payday hats). His favorite 
soup was German beer soup* He began and ended each supper meal 
with soup, straining it through his mustache* 



Rose Ida August* HAMUS( grandmother) 

Bom on 15 » March 1921 

Rose RAMUS la the second youngest child, yoxmgest daughter 
of Clajra MEWS and Charlfts HAMUS. She was bom In Green Valley, 
Wlsconson* Most of her speech was German until she began 
school* She attended school up to seventh grade. She lived 
with her parents on their farm up to her marriage. Rose met 
John Oscar Nlmm(her future husband) through her sister Irene 
HAMliB, vriien she was fifteen. 



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%t left Rose Ida Augusta 
lAMUS taken In 1973) 




at left Is a picture Of 
Hose Ida Augusta RAMUS 
and her first damghter 
Shirley Ann NIMM) 



John Asidrew NIMM(gr««:t gr«ndf*fcher) 

Bom about 1869 

Died about 19lf2 

John Andrew NIMM and his parents moved to tho United States 
frcm Germany In the early l870*s. They settled In Watertown, 
Wlseonsom. He was a Catholic* Johns' occupations In life 
were farmer* horse trader, z^ad builder and woodsman* Sometime 
duzrlng the late iSOOs* John Andrew KIMM moved to Arpln, 
Wise on son where he purchased half the property of that township* 

John Andrew HIMM married four times In his life* His first 
marriage (wife s name and date of marriage xmlEnown), he had 
eight children; Barbara NIMM, Mamie NIMM, Pr«nk NIMM, Gerty 
NIMMy Tim NIMM(dled in world war one)* one ehlld(name tinknown) 
died in a horsa accident and two other children who died (names 
and reasons of deaths unknown)* His second marriage (wifes name 
and date of marriage unknown), boor him two children; Andrew 
NIMM and Eddy NIMM. His thlM marriage was to Barbara Sophia 

Spelch in about 19114.* Ihla marriage boor him six children; 
John Oscar NIMM(f«nlly nickname, Huntsley), Minnie NIMM, Barbara 
NIMM, Louie NIMM, Frank NIMM(f«aily nickname* Bits) and Lillian 
NIMM* John Andrew Nimm's forth marriage was again to Barbara 
Sophia Spelch (]*eft son a unknown vhj) , 



(at right is a 
picture of John 
I Andrew NIMM with 
son John Oscar 
NIMM, age about 
five.) 










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;♦ to R, Barbara Sophia SPEICH, »on Joiiri 
Oacar NIMM, daaightar Minnie NIMM and son 
Loula NIMM, at their farm In Hansen, Wise*) 



Bartara Sophia SPEICH (great gi*andmother) 

Bom about 18 96 

Died In 1969 

Barbara's parwits. Fata and Fhllomena SPEICH moyed to the 
United States from Switzerland about 1695* She was strict 
Catholic. Known fainlly members are Fate SPEICH Jr«, Jake 
SPEICH and Martin SPEICH. 



k'^» to R, Pete SPEICH, 
his wife Fhllomena and 
their son Pete SPEICH Jr.) 





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V John Andrew NIMM and fainllj. 
Baa»b«ra Sophia SPEICH and John Andrew NIMM were married 
sometime In the year 19Ii4.* They had a very stormy marrltal 
life. After John's second wife died he was In need of a 
housekeeper; Barbara Sophia SPEICH was hired for the job, 
age seventeen years old* John got her pregnant and as a 
result of this, he married her. They were married In Arpln, 
Wlsconson, John was about forty-five years old at this time, 
John Andrew NIMM ruled his family with an '^Iron fist." He Is 
described as a very blgCabout 6* 5" tall), brawny and lumber- 
Jack type of man. Very hot teiqpered. He lead a hard working 
also a hard drinker. 










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'* Is a picture of John Oscar n: 
Joun Andrew NIMM 'a son, at right It •» 
picture of John Oscar NIMM, (both pic- 
tures taken on their farm In Hansen, 
Wlaconson),) 




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Barbara Sophia SPEICH lead a veiy sheltered life. She had 
wanted to become a Nun (reasons for not becoming one are not 
quite clear). Her wlpplng stick was her tongue (when it became 
nessesary)* She oorered her loving nature In a bossing tone 
and sarcastic words* She was always a fierce defender of her 
chlldren(they could do no wrong. In her eyes). Barbara Sophia 
SPEICH' 3 recreation time was taken up with church activities, 
helping out the needy friends she had and playing "Santa Claus" 
at Chtlstmas time. Her occupations In life were; a cleaning 
lady for a Catholic priest and she did cleaning Jobs for other 
people. 








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(star.dlng: Martin SPEICH, sitting: 
Pete SPEICH Jr., both are brothers 
of Barbara Sophia SPEICH.) 



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John Oscar Harold NIMM( grandfather) 

Bom on 29, June 1915 

John Oscar NIMM was bom of hla parents Barbara Sophia 
SPEICH and John Andrew NIMM In Hansen, Wlsconson, Although 
he didn't attend church he was of the Catholic faith. His 
jobs before he married were; farmer, built public parks, a 
job Jumper and during President Roosevelt's adinlnistratlon 
he worked for the C, C, and W, P. A. (job organizations set 
up by the President), John Oscar NIMM grew up during the 
depression of 1929. His diet during the depression consisted 
mainly of bread and pine roots, which they grew for eating. 
Life for John and his parents during this time was hard and 
bitter with little or no comforts. Childhood gajama consisted 
of playing "William Tell"; shooting aples off of eaehothera 
heads with bows and arrows until their father found out and 
became very angry, at which time they substituted apples for 
piompklna. In John's early twenties, among the many girls he 
dated was Irene HAMUS, through whom he met Rose Ida HAMUS, 



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<«)»ov« Is a plcttLPO of Barbara Sophia 
5PEICH«S family, John Oscar Harold 
HIMM la oldest child, taken In tha 
early 1930' s) 







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• to R, Rosa Ida HAMUS holding 
li&ne, Mona May* Joan, Betty Lou, 
Ftos* Marie, Shirley Ann and John 
Oacar Harold NIMM In about l9$l] 

John Oscar Harold HIMM married Rose Ida Augusta HAMITS on 
13, June 1938 in Wlseonson Rapids, Wlseonson* They had their 
first child, Shirley Ann NIMM, on 20, NoTember 1937 in Auburn- 
dale, Wlseonson* The newly wedded couple began married life 
taking care of Barbara Sophia SPEICH'a family in Vesper, 
Vlsconaon, reason being Barbara's being hospitalised for a 
nervous breakdown* John was a farmer at this time and although 
times wer>e hard, John says, "These to him were the best years 
of his life." On 26, May 1939 in Vesper, Wlseonson Rose had 
her second child. Rose Marie Clara NIMM, dellTered with the 
help of a midwife. Rose Ida HAMUS did all her own cooking, 
baking and cazming* Meats were mostly pork and illegaly shoot 
deer, though Rose and John's marriage was stormy at times, 
the hard times of making a living held them together. Barbara 
Sophia SPEICH was released from the hospital around 1939. 
Sometime thereafter she moved to Rockford, Illinois. John 
Oscar Harold NIMM and his family moved to Rockford, Illinois 
early in I9I4.O where he got a Job at National Lock Company, 
Their first home in Rockford was in an apartment on Blackhawk 
Island. While living in this apartment John bought the land at 



321^.7 7th. street for his mother and 3214.2 7th, street for hla lb, 

and his fainlly. With the help of family, John , built his 

mother's basement horn* and began work on building his. 

While building was going on him and his family lived In 

a tent and a trailer* In 19l|.l \rh.en John moved his family 

into the partly constructed house It consisted of a basement 

kitchen cmd two groiuid level bedrooms* On 17, December 19i^l 

John's wife gave birth to their third child, Betty Lou Esther 

NIMM(flrst of his children bom In the new house). During the 

war years, due to food rationing, they had a"Vlctory" garden 

(irtilch took up the whole back yaini) and moat was brought to 

them firom relatives In Wlsconson and canned by Dose* John was 

third classification of examination for World War II« He also 

suffered severe bronclal asma attacks which is one of the major 

]*easons why he wasn't accepted into the army. On 19, November 

19lill Rose gave birth to her forth child, Joan Beatrice NIMM, 

the first of their children to be bom in a hospital. After 

the war and because of the enlargement of his family, John 

and his Uncle Martin SPEICH began adding more rooms to his house. 

Late in 191;^ John's faanily moved up to the groxind lavel of 

their house. On 19, Atigust 191i.7 John's wife Rose gave birth 

to their fifth child, Mona May Harriet NIMM. Some of the earlier 

bom children were begining school in the late 19l4.0's. In 19^1, 

during the formation of the tmlons, John suffered the working 

conditions of the "Scabs". On I3, February 1951 Rose gave birth 

to her sixth child, Diane Emma NH^. After the birth of Diane, 

Rose and John's stonay flair-ups became more frequent(the reason 

for their violent arguments may be due to the fact that Rose came 

from a family where the wife ruled, John came from a family iriiere 

the husband ruled; each thinking they could follow the set patems 

and thus confllokting with eachother). On 30, October 19Sl\. Rose 



and John's oldest child, Shirley Ann NIMM was mairled to 
Stuart Fred LIND, Do to being under age, John NIMM signed 
permission for his daughter to marry. Early In 195^ Rose 
and her daugihter Shirley became pregnant* This being Shirley's 
rirst child, she was delighted, but Rose, after already having 
aljc children, was Tery disgusted with being pregnant again* 
On 2, October 1955» Terry John NIMM was bom, John's first boy* 
On 5» October 1955» Shirley gave birth to her first son and 
Rose and John's first gz*andson and grandchild* Rose and John's 
second d«Aighter was married on 12, November 1955 to Roger Karl Lapp» 

Ihelr third child, B«tty Lou Esther NB4M, married David George 
MoClellan on 2, August 1958. On 22, September 1961 their forth 
child Jean Beatrice NIMM married Stephen Pierce (she divorced him 
in August 1970 and remanded to William Frances Beadnell on II4., 
November 1970. On I4., November 196? their sixth daughter, Diane 
Sana NIMM married Steven Francis Buroan* On 31, August 1966 their 
fifth daughter, Mona May Harriet NIMM married Terry Esper Johnson* 
On 10, December 1968 Shirley Ann NIMM divorced Stuart Fred LIND 
(who both agreed beforehand to the divorce)* ON 19, June 19614. 
Rose Ida Augusta HANUS divoz>eed John Oscar Harold NIMM (their last 
child, Terry John NIMH, was put In Rases' custody)* Hose Ida Augusta 
HAMU3 remarried to Charles E. Heller on 9, August 1969* 




to R. Barbara Sophia SPEICH, so. 
John Oscar Harold NIMM, Rose Ida 
Augusta HAMUS, mother Clara HAMUS 
on 28, June 1914-8) 



iose Ida HAMUS and John 
Oscar NBM 28, June 19^8 




WED » YEARS-Mr. «id Mrt. 

John O. Nimm, 32« Ttt SL, will 
oelehnte tt»or JSth wedding i 
anniversary with open boost m 
their home from J to » pj «- w 
Saturday. Jun« W- "^^ *•*• 
munti on ime 13. ttW' *• 

MgHanal Lo<* Cbwpw y to >* 

Lapp. Sirs. David MeCeUan, ai 
Hi itocWerd. Mr*. •»»-•—* 




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■«.»• Ida Augusta HAMUS and John Osoar Harold 
NIMM on their 25th. wedding anlvereary 13, 
June 1963) 



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(r«Dse Ida Augusta HAMUS holding 
son Terry John NIMM and grand 
son Stxiart Chip LIND In 1956) 




( :ioss Ida Augusta HAMUS tma son 
Terry John NIMM In about I960) 




tose Ida Augusta HAMUS and hmr 
daughter Shirley Ann NIMM at the 
time of their pregnantsles In 
early 1955) 




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ma- ^« Augusta HAMU3 and h«r saoond huaK- 
Char-" • Haller) 




^•-^ra Sophia SPEICE, Rosa Hari* 
NIMM, Roger Karl Lapp, Shlrlay Ann 
NIMM, Clara HAMTJS and Stuart Prad 
LIND at Rosa and Roger's marriage 
on 12, November 1955) 




.lor. Shirley Ann NU-C--; are 5 and dose Marie Clcir 
Icture taken about 1914-3) 




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Ann Ij1i4D In October 

Shirley Ann NIMM(nother) 

Bom on 20, November- 1937 

Shirley Ann KIIIM was borti in Aubui-'ndale, .Viaconaon in a 
hotel rvm by her great A'lnt Gusty (because Shirley's mother 
worked there at the time). She was bom on a cold, rainy ni;~ht 
in November, She was najned Shirley Ann rather than Hoa© Marie 
because her mothers two sisters said Shirley Ann was a prettier 
name and th-^t tliey had heard it mentioned on the radio (in tho 
form of Shirley Temple), She was always a curious child 'always 
asking why and how come). She was always being told h-j her parents 
And her gran;inother Barbara SPBICH that ''children should be seen 
and not hoard',' but this only prompted her to become an avid 
listener. In later years hei' overwelmlnc questions where answered 
by her grandmother Clara KAi4"(iS and her great grandfather Pote 
3PSICH, before he died. Her nicknames given to her by both her 
grandmother and great grandfather aro"raein kind" (my child) and 
"his little nurso" (usualy spoken in 3i-/ls-German) , Both these grand 
parents were much loved, and their lives and deaths became a 



meaningful part of Shirley, At tho age ol' three , sho had an ' 

unknown: illneso derivinp"', from ^.h•^ flu sind a high fevf»-r» wherons 

she couldn't eat, Tho fainil:/ docto:" gavy her up for death. Her 

grand mother, Barbara 3PSI0H, aave'l he"" life by putting her back 

on the babT bottle, Shirley caiuo close to death two other time;-; 

from simular lllnesHes. ''nee at th'> ago of twelvw, her father 

saved her life by feeiinjf ner* sM.^ar water from a teai;ooon,and 

the last time at about a^e twenty-five, t ecause it was '-.aup-ht in 

timeidue to doctors and family awareness) jbo was piit un^iar a 

blanket tont in her bed with a vaporlz'-'r, Tlie last timo v/u:' t^ot 

as serious as the first two, ahirloy be-'an school ab I'ori'*i^ Kennedy 

Gra»de School and attended there i;'Oia first to elgiith pra^ios, .lie 

was always the ^'oiinp.ost in each rraa--. At the time the I-'iorris 

Kennedy .School Llbrar;,/ was operr^d there were about 2('*'") books, 

Shiirley read everyone of then; beforn aha left, JJio especialy 

liked to read animal atoriu.-, bibliographies and n-atery stories 

(she liked stories with a realistic plot). At homo slie read 

comic books, of which she colln-itod about '5^00 before givir^j them 

to her yoiinp;er sisters. Her favorite movie screen stars wore 

Hoppalong Cassidy, Gene Autry eind Lash LaRue. Her closest ^rirl 

froind at the tinie was Anita 3ursell, .:'i-.irley sang in the Bethlaha:n 

Lutheran Church Choir. At the eye of tnli'teen she wrote and 

directed a play for the Sun^iaTf scho'^l o'lr-ils in which many frei^Ls 

and relatives attended at ChristiTias I'-'tO, 31ao also w.'^ott.-- a story 

for the Juxilor scholastic Karaz^'n^ which nas sent in too late 

for publication, oliirley wan secz'atary of her Conl'orraation class 

and was Courertoei on Ifi, March 19=^Hny Paster Smith), Ohm of the 

maiiv exasperating incidents in he:^ life occured In her eighth 

grnde Music class (nhe now looks at thi:: with humor), Har tf)achcir 

made est a^ ^igrjnent for Mvoj'vone in tii ^ r-.lass to make up and v/rite 



a few linos of music, Shij^ley' -j partner v;a.i her cou«i1.n Marleno .Zb, 

BerR(who had taken piano legso>\.s and Shirley didn't know liov; 

to write r^isic), ^ ear, Shirley nlackoi out notes on r arlene ' : 

piano wlitch iiarlene than wrot*? do^vn, i^ogother they co-noo.iod 

two tc four linos of musi'^, I'arlono ^ofc full credit for the /nualc 

because it was k'-^ftv/n that shs h^u had piano le.-'son.-}, .Ihlrloy reoivod 

no credit ' ecauag it wad ais^OTi-!.: arleaodid all t/.o work (altho.j-h 

■3hlrley invent ^'-i t'-'^e music and contribute o most all cl' th.i vr ■■■k 

involved; Iiarlene did not speok out). It should bo no'te' t'-)'-':- 

3hlrle;/-'3 riother, r^ose Ida Aupur.ta I- .;■;•' S i;as than an' :' 3 .stlil 

able to play five instrument's o\ eari'^ho won an award ir; co:it'.' ^t 

for play In,'' the Acordirji , ^ilrl •: ' ■-, • ''le tc nla /■ fiia Oord ■ .T'can, 

vrbich jr.fl Iciarned to play 30 sii" coul.l bo th^^ or^irii.'/t i'o:* th'^ 

Mission 3ible School ( 1'^-'^ ') , .i]i<T had many liorr.o chores and ws .1 

constantly taking earn o;? her siyt-ir^s; ?or tills th-- frelnl:! of 

her parr*.r:t3 refer^d to hj" »r "t'lo Mother Her. and her I't .1> 

chicks." p until the end of eighth [^radr> ah=> wa3 .jok:' ;i':ly 

called " "randina Nlmm" by h^r clp.ss mates because '>f hor sor.lci-.;-' 

approach and attitude towar-*, life., "ne first teather Inter*^. sted 

in /ihirloy'a talent.?, for iramatics war. Iter hjmerocm teacher 

(in ei-^hth ~r-i ij "i :'::"3. "k^3er+'. who ur^"-; "J h?r t-') tak-^ a drani5t1'"s 

arbs clans .it Llnccl*! .'y, Ki^h .joliT'Ol. h'rlrTy Ann l.IXa-. p-i-aduat "id 

from el;:r.'' -r-.ido on '. , June 19-^1, -Jlie Ik descrihod lup to thl ■:! 

time) as "~ein.; a shy if rierhtond • , ;^cber and a quiet witnd.fa^irr; 

introvert a.r'oiu-id those shi wasn't ao- aintad with. At homr «!>:■ •.'•.■, 

very dopendabio and responsible •, cr-'Q of hor slcter-., .'Tht^ 

Carrie "^ ::ar-y £_nxiftir. 3 frcp'' :->>• r- .'t-rj ■'•;■; stcrny mnrria/,;e (>d:' cK 

va.r~ a traur..'itlc hell lo?' i ♦•-'•). "'^nd is v;"j- or^otlrn'^ 1 

and '■• .■^e'T-ltivM sent-'ror "".aU st. She pi'ayed al'-.t. -^'^r si;t'r.: 

rsav; h(=tr bs "bos-y", out i.h:.: ■ 1 .lir.r^ plino waLi if^ft in 



her hands anc she v/rg spanl:od(v/i th a .iT.zor- strap or ctick'i for 
anything they did wronr. She nevi p crir>^d i.v. front cf air.-onr •' ^le 
went to th" atti<- to cr^'^and sho nlivs.y.. 3pok«) the truth aiiout 
any^hinc; hftvin.- to do with h^r. <he wont to ninth trrade fit Li. .coin 
Jr, Hiph .School. :5he had constai.t headache i3 for the fir^t si?. 
montt-M, ti^lnr to j^et used to juch a >•.'.'" schoo?.., .-Jiirley wr.- cn''>!^nr 
lor ono of thn lopding role:; in tri*j Lincoln Jr, Hi'^h -,ch'":o?. play, 
hy Vvr,, i-'yma.'., h<or drarj^^io i terch'j-", Fv;in tbourh Mr.'?. iFyrcai, cz^f^vo'-. 
to drive /hirley to and fron trv^ .school, .'hirloy'-^ m'thor •.•jf^ul-"' 
not al.io;/ her to be in the plajr bo'^r-.-usp it would taicr hoi' Hr-ny 
froiTi her hyiiie chore.'"., ."iiirlej atto/.dec r-la.st .^r, iii{-h .^chool .'"r-or. 
tenth grade to thfi bef;inlr.;; of ror rj-inlor yoar. It wa ■. ij thn.'ir 
years that her porcor.ality berjan tc oxriHri-n, Her clac.jmri'.^. ;. '^'-.ya.i' 
to a^capt ne^ as ono of thori, .-Sie v;r;i- rrjore pop";lar wf th th-? boy.- 
of the senlc cirune. r'j'i''' boy.-?, out of .-ir-hooj and oldc-r. Hor f av'.rli ;. 
subjr^ct an-^ t'^'a^^ber wr ■ '""nrlish ?a'r^ ^•''iss rlilii, becruse sbo 
lu^der^itood .Jlifrloy a;; a r,lov7 I'^^nrr^'T' ar.,i in.dr.strcu." pupil, ."liiloy 
al.';c lihec Spe^jch clarjfi, 1.ie Ir-^t-'l i!cho>.'l and had drear:; of f-'oiri^- 
on t'' College t^- b'^come scneon''^ ir.f luo.vtial, T:o to tho an.xi<^ty of 
her parents conjtant f i^htin ^j -^hlr-lcy r^omht tho co.rf crti'^irr 
omction.-l :^cc\;rlty that :jtuart Fred Lllv' had to offer, 'ne v. • ;' 
father itr.ai^- fcr her ar.d a big brothor iiap,j'^ for her si at'^sy., 
Stilrlo-"- knix -\Tiyi anc Stuai't 'red jjj'h nviyriod ar 3'^f Cctoboi' 1^ , 
flairley'.t occi.^pation;; in life up tv tho present ai-e babysit iir -•, 
a grocci-y cror-;.- clerk, ^^hoci'-out: clerk for tho KHn--.''or-l-- "loa; '-r.-:, 
a Je\:c.lry and .^. ssosorlor, salf :> worrijx:, oancinr instrii? • o: , •"? ";rc 
con.sultant for Rela^Taaiz'^r, p Jev/nli^v- sales wonari i dj roct sal--, ij', 
an ir\^\iy>p^\r.,- assistant., "<vu>K^rolir' st ar.l r;ne i- prer.ently r-oir..' 
vrluntcer work (do to h(->nlth^. For ■'• 3^ ar d prosetit interc-tn and 
hob 'if'.r. aro dancinf^( she v a i taxirl:t '^ali .ror.-. r^ano^ng b;,- ono of iier 



favorite unclos', Edward Tischondorf ) , writing of poetry and 
writing in general, gardening, collector of recipes and helpful 
hints and etc,, swimming, ancient history, cooking and helping 
out the needy. On 26, May 1971 -Shirley Ann NIMM accomplished 
her long awaited goal of sixteen years by receiving her High 
School Diploma throu-h tho .tockford Evening Eigh ochool Prograr'.. 
£i-.e majored in Home Economics and Ignored in English. :3no is very 
P* 'splft orientated. 



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FATHER 



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I hcr.'hy certify that 1 atio:-!"d llic birth of this child, who was at m. on tne dale abov. -tsirti 

( Boro alive of stiuLurt) , 

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cEhis (Certifies (Tljnt 

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hrtvinu Cl.lntpIctc^ the appi-niu' icn^inu of sixtiHMi oi- imnc 
Hilirnry ll^imh?? pn-ciii I i-^ tor fhc ^rluml^ ut 

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ading all the books In th» Morris Kenjiedy .chorl 



Libi'f'-'-/; only sixteen were r«q'iii*ed) 



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before ht, r marrlape to Stuart ?r»- 
LIND) 



January 29,19514 



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Well today la the last day of -^ils somster and' I have dan© 

pretty g ^^^ Ir, everytjjlng. I am surp-'lae that I have past every - 

lining. M 11 jjjy teachers have been wo 1 Jerful,' which" doesn' t happen 

>^ery of ten, ^hAn I get home I an g^'ng t^ set ray hair, clean tie 

ipatal ^a, fix your hair , and bath •:ae kids, ftjyl •^m I ever nungry . 

can type 27 correct words a minute now, I wonder what ww are 
oin 



g to have ''or dinner, ^oupl i-'lc I get a letter today? I bet 



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y think I am never golnu? to write. Did you mall my letters out? 
/W Is ^lano today? Is aria li.^o al->t of n-.is^^ief? *ell ^ f>vn running 
}\xt of things to say so will close. 



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Love 
iiu.cjs and klssis 

Shirley Ann 
P.S. Isn't it nice out. The sun Is sunning so nice. I do lo\?e this 

kind off weather. I wrote th*. 9 in about 15 minutes. Not bad . 
I made a f - w mistakes but that cur. 't be help for I am trying to 
get this done before the bell rl gfc. 

All of our classes were only n hf.lf -n hour long today, I wish 
they woulo always be like this. 

Bye now. 



Submitted by 

S. Ann Lind 3^ 

2314.2 10th Street 

Bockford, Ixl, 6IIO8 

Social Security 3i;9-30-l38l4. 



HOMEMATE CHRISTMAS 

by 

S, AITN LIND 



The ornaments upon our tree jiolcea her beauty shine. 
Like the things my children made for it, 
1:1 th thought; was put In rhyme. 

Real, red crsmberrles plaa popped popcorn, made o\ir chains. 
Cookies, baked the night before, to look like candy canes, 
A construction paper, t\«ro-edge star; we placed this to the right, 
I hung the silver-foiled dish, our circular star, so bright. 
Red paper stars, striped straws and strings 

We nearly jumped for Joy, 
As now, a present, I*d receive, from my oldest boy, 

A lovely greon clay pine tree was attached upon his card 
His giit wrapped not to handsomely, he gave me from afar, 
A glltting red tub« candle with a bright tissue paper flamo; 
Upon sliimmery white cotton, in a silver-foil frame, 
I took and placed it proudly, where Everyone could see 
The essence's of a Homemade Christmas,,,,, 

Erom the hearts of the young,,, to me. 



i^ Getting diploma late ^^ 



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real success story 




j^*^ Quietly, she stood in the wings, 
fwaiting to hear her name. 

Then as William White, prin- 

j '.-ipal of the Rockford Evening 

'^^i High School, called it out, she 

* Vst^pped forward.. 

Her three chil- 

*dren in the audi-; M ^K? 

ence cheered, her 
husband applaud-. 
ed, and for a mo-! 
ment there were^*] 
tears in the 
young mother's 
1 J eyes. ^ 
o5 It was gradu-^H ^ 
.,«» ation night thisjjf .^ 

^ week for 50-pluS Reay 

^^ former dropouts 
_,from high school who had come 
back to continue their education 
and to get their high school di- 
plomat. 

Each graduate who walked 
across the stage was a little suc- 
cess story. Some had left school 
because they were bored and waht- 
ed to enter the job market Some 
youBg girls had ^chosen niarriage 
m favor of conhnui ng their edu- 
c^atiori. 

Buteventually, a][ had _re- 
turneS^through the eve ningJiigh 
scFool__prfigcam. This meant giv- 
ing up otherwise leisure evenings 
for study and combining high 
school studies along with the work- 
load of a normal full-time job. 

For some of the 50, the com- 
mencement exercise represented 
the reward of more than three 
years of evening labor. For some 
graduation meant promotions or 
their jobs; for some it meant an 
opportunity to go on to junior 
college, and for some it mean t 
g reater contributions to thfiir-xwTi 
families. { mm ijjc/i.S si ****'■ A''«'t 



la miiiea. 



le real impact," said Adult 
Education Director Gunnar Fran- 
sen, "is going to be on the chil- 
dren of these people who received 
their degi'ees. Just imagine the 
m«Mage iheA'^re giving to those 
'."(Ving people." 

Aiid .so, to the ;;:rariuates Con- 
gratulations. 




\Family graduation . . . 



I Gale and Barbara Engelkes gave the gradua- 
tion address. "An Adult Student's View," 
I at Rockford Evening High School commence- 



ment exercises Wednesday evening in Jef- 
ferson High School. They were among 50 
setudents receiving diplomas. 



Rockford Evening School 
graduates class of 50 



"They are all honor students jhat' n-u-t^Ki e<i,^. >a'*5 Jroro 
whose Outstanding character- jonp to four vear?. recp'ved 'heir 
istic 1- dcterminatioB." 'dipN ir.as from iJr Harold W. 

With these words. Principal Seet)er, president of the Board 



William G. While presented the 
1971 graduates of the Rockford 
Evening School in com- 
mencement exercises Wednes- 
day at Jefferson High School. 
Two of the graduates were a 



of Education. 

Nine youngsters in the front 
row sat like attentive angels 
throughout the ceremonies. Five 
of them were the children of 
Mrs. Beverly June LaBore, who 



married couple, Gale and Bar- 1 had studied for the last two 
bara Engelkes. Commencement i years. 

speakers, they told what the I In a back corner, nine-month- 
struggle of earning diplomas lold Jennifer Heilman twisted 
had brought about in their lives, restlessly in father Gary's arms 
With five young girls at home, as they watched wife and moth- 
going to school has not meant a er Vicki Marie receive herdiplo- 
leisurely schedule. ma. 



And in the benediction, the 
Rev. Tom Reiff of Calvary Bap- 
tist Church, gave thanks "that 
in this day of drop-outs, there 



I Thomas Reay, executive edi- 
tor of Rockford newspapers, 
I Inc., saluted the graduates as 
l"the people who tried harder," 

land urged them to "make con- ! are these who dropped in 
tinning education a standard for Graduates are: Mrs Judy 
iyourhves. lAnn Anderson. Steven Arco, 

' Offering the daily newspaper! Mrs. Diane Bagwell, Mrs. 
jas an on-going textbook, Reay Brenda May Barron. Larry 
-said to the group. "We need ;Boes. Russell W. Buchanan Jr., 
ipeople like you in this commu- iMrs .Mary Colburn. Mrs. Sonja 
nitv to make it the kind of place 'Ann Cornelius, John Crossno, 
Iwe want it to be. As of tonight. 'Mrs Dorothy Darwin, Steven 
iRockford is a little bit more 'navh<iff l>onal(l DiGiovanni, 
ivour responsibility and chal- Jul Iwiir, Mrs ?'rances Ed- 
|ienge than it was last night.' munds and Cheryl Jean Ellef- 
Tlie .SO men and women, who son 



At.*.. Mr? Hs' 5-» F-:j. i 
Gale Ent^lkes Mm TinH? <:•>» 
Kaleu, Roger F*isher, .Mis .^.dnd- 
ra Ann Gaines, Mrs. Claudeite 
Gentry, Mrs. Mary Gerber, Mrs. j 
Vicki Marie Heilman, .John.' 
Johnson, Joann Joyner, Keith 
Kleirdl, Mrs. Sandra Lee Kuhn. 
Mrs. Beverly June LaBore, .Vlrs 
Barbara LaFranka, Mrs. Cindy 
Lou Lamb, Mrs. Shirley Anne ' 
Lind. Carmella Maffei. fiarv 
Mantta, Mrs. Shelley McGuire. 
Diane Kay Miller and Mrs. Dor- j' 
na Jean Naugle. {, 

Also, Mrs. Patricia Nix, Mrs. [ 
Lynn Peak, Gary Peppers, Mrs. I 
Vicky Lynn Peppers, Gary Pe- , 
terson, Mrs. Linda Fae Rich- 1 
mond, Mrs. Frances Roush, ij 
D i a n n e Schmitt, Fredrick ; 
Skrade, Deborah Lynn Smith, ]' 
Mrs. Flora Steward, Mrs. SJia- j 
ron Trotter, Theodore Wicken- i 
berg and John M. Young. 

Marie McNamara. Andrea 
Stapleton and Frederick Ruthe 
received their diplomas in the 
fall of 1970. and 90 additional se- 
niors will graduate next week 
from Rockford and area high 
schools as a result of credits pl 
earned in Rockford Evening pt 
IJigh School. 



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AREA CODE B15 . PHONE 96: 4433 



News Tower 
Rockford, Illinois 61105 

June 1, 1971 



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Mrs. Shirley Anne Lind 
'^•4.! T'-■nt^ StrcPt 



Dear Mrs. Lind, 



Your letter is a most eloquent one, and I can only 
say that, after reading it, \ou, too, should ba\e 
been up on thai stage Wednesday night to give 
yourooniments. 

Others in the audience, I'm sure, share v'our 
thoughts. Again, let me extend my personal 
congratulations on your "determination ' and on 
your diploma. Ma\ it be just the beginning of 
more good things to come. 

Sincerelv, 



Executive Editor 



TMR ml 



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AT THE TOP IN ILLINOIS 




Martin CARLSON (great grandfather) 

Bom on 26, May I872 

Died on 26, September 1950 

Charolet OLSON (great grandmother) 

Bom on 12, May 1865 

Died on 2, June 19l;8 

Both Charolet OLSON and Martin CARLSON came to the United 
States from Scona, Sweden on the same boat In the year 1890. 
Ttimj were married some time In the year I891 In Rockford, Illinois. 
Almost as soon as they had arlved In Rockford, time began getting 
hard; late In 1891. Ihey packed up their belongings and moved 
to Tacoma, Washington, where It was said, life was prosplrlng. 
On 17, February 1892 Charolet had her first child, Axaanda Charolet 
CARLSON, bom In Tacoma, Washington. Ihey moved back to Rockford 
late in 1892 and lived their the rest of their lives, Tliey had 
four more children besides Amanda Charolet CARLSON; they are; 
Edith CARLSON, born on 26, September 1893, died In July 1952; 
Harry CARLSON, bom on 22, September 1895, died in 196?; Lillian 
CARLSON, bom on 3, June 1898( still living); Mildred CARLSON, bom on 
29, July 1902( still living); and Amanda Charolet CARLSON, bom on 
17, September 1892, died on 26, September I96I4.. 

Before Martin married Charolet he worked on farms, in and 
around Shlrland, Illinois. He would wal|F to Rockford on weekends, 
after work ofl the farms was finished, to see Charolet, Charolet 
worked as a maid for the Talcottis(a promonant family of the times, 
and for whom the Talcott Building in downtown Rockford, Illinois 
is named after). 

After returning to Rockford, Illinois from Tacoma, Washington 
he got a Job at a brickyard macklng bricks (he always walked to and 
from work). His next Job was at Emerson Brantingham Company (now 



called J.I, Case Con5)any). Ho got to work by riding on the 
company train, which picked him up at Railroad avenue and 11th. 
stz^et In Rockford, Illinois, After working an eleven hour day 
he would be dropped off at the same place as he was picked up 
and he would then pvoceed to walk home (on the comer of 5th. avenue 
and loth, street). He worked from 7^00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday 
thru Saturday. His third Job was at National Lock Company where 
he worked on the Punch press for about twenty years (he lost two 
fingers at this Job). His last known Job was that of a matainance 
man for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Martin CARLSON and 
his wife Charolet OLSON are both described as easy going people. 



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Amanda Charolet CARLSON (grandmother) 

Bom on 17, February 1892 

Died on 26, September 1961^. 

Amanda was bom In Tacoma, Washington of Charolet OLSON 
and Martin CARLSOM, Her parents and her moved back to Rockford, 
Illinois late in 1892, She was of the Lutheran faith, and attended 
the Zlon Evangelical Lutheran Church through-out the period she 
lived in Rockford, Illinois. She was a staunch Democrate, During 
World War II she quit her Job at the Boten's(as a house maid) and 
came back to Rockford, Illinois to work at National Lock Company 
as her contribution to the war effort. One of her attributes was 
that she was an excellent speller. Her hobbles were painting (by 
hand) china and the drawing of cards (^uch as Valentine and Christmas), 
for relatives. Another trait of hers was giving new money bills 
to her grandchildren at Christmas, a custom practiced by her parents. 
Amanda's childhood nickname, given to her by her father, was "A". 
The Boten's had a Bronze plaque placed on a hospital door in 
Wesleyan Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois in memory of Amanda 



Charolat CARLSON'S devoted services as a fi^elnd and housekeeper. 



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Zion^liangelical Jliutl]crmi (!Il|urcl| 

Fifth Avenue at Sixth Street 
ROCKFORD. ILLINOIS 



TEl : I'MONt 



KNOCK. B D . Pastor 

9£0 Fifth Ave. _ , 

Birth uerf.'.i ic-j.to. 



TO V.hom It ilay Concern :- 

Vhis is to certify t-at, acoorui:^:: to the 
records of the 2ion Evanccl^cal I. X : ::■ ■.:- Churcn, ^to.hf ore . T 'i:.c^c, 
^.dH>^rin Carlson, Daughter cz .rti:. a..l Gharlo^ta .ur.L.c , ^_ 
v;aJ ool^. vebri;c.ry 17th 1892, und ..^b.^ntizee m ^he .ion :.v . -a. ..:. .- 
Church, Rockford, Illinois ..a" :C^1; lol':-:. 



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"°^'""*^" Birth cerxiLic■^to. 



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Olof Jonsen LIND(gi?eat grandfather) 

Bom on 18, Aug^ist 1861 

Died on 11, April 1936 

Anno Sophia JOHNSON (great grandmother) 

Bom on 19, August 1865 

Died on 20, May 1938 

Olof Jensen LIND's real aumame was Johnson, Sometime In the 
l800»s , while still living In Sweden, he Inllsted In the Swedish 
Calvary, Because their were so many Johnsons, some of the men 
were asked to change their last names. Olof changed his to LDTD, 
Olof and Anne (from Lxrnd, Sweden) came to the United States In 
November of I887 on the saine boat. They married eachothor In 
December of I887 In Rockford, Illinois. They were both full 
blooded Swedish and learned the American language simply by 
talking to the people. They both attended school In Sweden, 
Anne Sophia JOHNSON boor Olof Jensen LIND seven children; 
Ema LIND, bom on 26, June 1888( still living); Harry LUTD, bom 
on 11+, October l889(8tlll living); Fred Alben LIND, bom on 
28, February I89I, died In I9I4.6; Carl Eraal LIND, bom on 23, 
February 1893, died In 1957; Oscar LUTD, bom on 18, July I896, 
died In 1918 (because of and during the flu epidemic of 1918); 
Eba LIND, bom on 9, September 1899, died In October 1967; and 
Hllmer LraD, bomon I3, January 1902, died 9, May 1972. 
Olof worked for many years at Green Lee Company as a fireman (he 
fired the fumlses In the factory). He Is described as a good 
natured man, Anne Is described as a pleasent, good natured, easy 
to get along with and very superstitious woman. For a time, between 
1888 and 1889, Anne went back to Sweden with her daughter Ema 
to get her birthmark removed through soma type of witchcraft. 
When she returned to America, the birthmark was gone. Of all Olof 



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and Anne's children, only Ema, Harry and Fred had blonde hair. 
The rest of their children all had black hair. All their children 
were bom in their house and with the help of a doctor or midwife. 
Anne had to be helped with medical Instruments in the birth of 
all her children. Olof's parents came to the United States in 
the late l800's(thelr surname was Johnson). Olof is known to 
have always had a team of bourses for chores and travel. 



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broad'A-ay, as the "layer." 
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white shirt, cuit anci tie, 
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Fred Albln LIND(grandrather) 

Bom on 28, February I89I 

Died in 19ij.6 

Fred was of the Lutheran faith. He was a great hunter and 
flaheraam. He loved to play poker and cards. He is described 
as a very Jolly, good natured and carefree man. He was a heavy 
drinker from tlae to time. During the depression of 1929, Fred 
lived in a one room kitchen apartment. He lived on salt pork 
bean soup, prunes and oatmeaKwas separated from his wife at this 
time). Also during the depression he worked for W,P.A,(Work 
Projects Administration), He was a fireman and milkman before 
his marriage. About 1936 he worked in a machine shop in Chicago, 
Illinois for almost a year. Because of his drinking pi»oblem he 
found it very hard to keep a Job, Fred Albin LIND died late in 
the year 1914.6 and was hurried in Arlington Memorial Park in 
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(Prad AlhLn LIND and his Kirn. the 19l4.0»3) 

Aaanda Charolet CARLSON in 

the early 19l|.0«a) 

Fred and Amanda net eachother at a skating rink about 1911. 
They were married on 22, June 1911; in Chicago, Illinois, During 
their narrAage they separated several times due to the fact that 
Fred was a heavy drinker. They never divorced. In marriage Fred 
vaa a very good Tool and Die nakei^. The longest separation between 
Amanda and Fred began In about 1933 f when she moved to Chicago, 
Illinois to work as a house keeper for the Bot«n's(they were very 
wealthy people who owned m childrens show factory). She worked for 
them for about thirty years with occasional visits to Rockford, 
Illinois (espec laity at Christmas), but her Job didn't allow for as 
many visits as she would have liked. 3he took the Job because 
Fred, her husband, was not a steady provider (due to his drinking 
problem). Fred and Amanda had two children; Marjorie Janette LIND, 



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bom on 13, July 19l5(stlll living); and Stuart Fred LIND, bom 
on 21, March 1922( still living). While she was In Chicago her 
children vere taJcen care of by her parents, Martin CARLSON and 
Charolet OLSON, She paid her parents for the board and keep of 
her children, for she was a proud woman. She was an immaculate 
house keeper. One of her traits in this respect were, after scrubbing 
the floor and polishing it she would lay newspapers upon it to keep 
footprints off of it and keep it clean the first day. She was an 
exoellant cook (especially Jewish foods). She could cook a whole 
meal using the same pot and pan over and over, clesining it as she 
cooked the meal. She was a v»ry hard worker and very loyal to 
her en5)loyers. She loved her husband very much, though she rarly 
apoke of this, Fred in turn loved her as much also, but his drinking 
made living together impossible. Fred did go to see Amanda in 
Chicago occasionaly»"'niey couldn't live together and they couldn't 
live apart," Fred died in 19t|.6. Amanda came back to Rockford in 
about 1963. She died on 26, September 196I|.. Amanda Charolet CARLSON 
and Fred Alben LIND were both hurried in Arlington Memorial Park, 
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Bom on 21, March 1922 

Stuart Fred LIND was bom In Rockford, Illinois, He is of 
the Luthorin faith. He was not easily angered (but once arroused 
he would build Into a cursing rage which soon subsided), he's a 
quiet speaking and calm man. He has always studdered ^en he 
ta)ks* He was very big for his age in school. His hardest 
•eliool subjects were math and english. He loved school sports. 
He belonged to a street gang(idiich were popular in his school 
days). Some of his gangs past times consisted of playing tag 
on the ledge that stlrro^J^nd3 Linclln Jr. High School, stealing 
and drinking the milk delivered to neighbor's fi»ont porches 
and clihmlng on garage roofs. He was a very mischelvlous child. 
He was always misunderstood by people (and for this i^ason, like 
his mother, he never talked), this is way he is such a negative 
thinker (meaning he says no before yes). 

When his mother left Rockford to work in Chicago, he and his 
sister Marge were being taken care of by his grand parents. At 
the age of thirteen he went to live with his sister >rtio was married 



to Jo«eph H, Cudla who lived on Sanders street at the time, 
Stuart began seventh grade at Lincoln Jr. High School when 
he lived with his sister. He had attended White elementary 
school earlier. They moved to I308 North Church street where 
Stuart lived In the upstairs apartment, Tom Dougherty, Stuart's 
boyhood frelnd came back to Rockf ord,f rom living on a farm south 
of Rockford, to live with Stuart, about 19l].0, They both worked for 
the Coca Cola Company In Rockf ord at that time. In January 1914-1, 
Stuart and Tom left Rockford to hitch hike to San Amonica, California, 
Tliey left a note to Marge ( Stuart ' 3 sister) tolling her where they 
were headed. They both were caught in San Amonica as runaways 
and sent back to Rockford, Illinois on separate trains in March 
19ij.l(they had been gone for about two months). After returning 
to Rockford, Stuart got a job at Alco Tool Company and worked there 
\mtll he went into the United States Army In November 19l|2, On 
December 7» 19ij.l when the JapaJiese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 
Stuart»19 years old,wa« drinking a coke in a Walgreens Drug store. 
At the age of twenty, Stuart Fred LIND vollnteered his services 
to the United States Army, He went through basic training at 
Camp Callin and Camp Hann, California and trained in Anti-Aircraf t 
Artllery. He went overseas on the Queen Elizabeth in July 19l|it.. 
Between V,E, day (Victory in Europe) in April 19lj.5 and V, day (Victory) 
surrender of Japan In May 1914-5, Stuart was in the 3rd. Army (General 
Patton's Army). Between April 19l;5 and December 191+5 he worked in 
the Army of Occupations in Austria! they thought they were going 
to be sent to Japan instead). In December 19l|.5 they were sent back 
to the United States(it was about a ten day Journey), They arrived 
at Fort Mead, Mai*yland and were served all the steak and milk 
they could eat, by Prisoners of War(P,0,W.s cooked and served all 
the food). After about three days at Ft. Mead they were sent to 
Ctump Grant in Rockford, Illinois (Journey took about four days by 



train). On 8, January 19i4.6, at the age of twenty-three, Stuart 
Fred LIND was given a. Honorable Discharge from the United States 
Army, Stuart's mother Amanda saved all his money he had sent her 
while he was in the Army, After saying hello to his mother Stuart 
picked up all his savings. The first thing he bought was a 1936 
Ford, He immediataly drove over to Rockford to see Tom Dougherty, 
In the spring of 19U.6 Stuart wrecked his car by hitting a bridge. 
After the wreck, Stuart and Tom decided to move to California, 
Upon arrival in San Amonlca, California they got a Job at Douglas 
Aircraft and worked there about five months. When thoy were layed 
off from work they started collecting Unemployinent Compensation 
and Joined the "52-20 club" for Veterans of war only (they recloved 
twenty dallars a week for fifty-two weeks), Stuart's father, Pred 
Albin LIND died late in 19l\.6, Stuart was unable to attend his fathers 
funeral because he had little if any funds to make the trip tc 
Rockford, Illinois, They ran out of money and work sometime in 
19i4-8» Tom went to Northern California and worked at the Rainbow 
Lodge, wlaere he met his wife, Stuart came back to Rockford, 
Illinois (hitch hiked). Upon his arrival in Rockford, Illinois, 
Stuart got a Job with his brother-in-law, Lloyd LaVern Harris, 
»^o owned Lloyd's Frame and Axil Service. Stuart learned the trade 
from Lloyd, Stuart met Shirley Ann HIMI"I at his sisters house ( .^irley 
was baby sitting Marge's children at the time), Stuart Fred LH^D 
married Shirley Ann Y.IlWi on 30» October 1954 • 




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and her first husband Joseph K. Gudla 
and their children Dennis Frank Cudla 
and Phillip Joseph Cudia In the 19l|-0's) 





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day 17, May 191^7) 





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Stviart Fred LDTD taken 
In 19$kt 3^3* before he 
married Shirley Ann NIMM) 




..tuart Fred LIND and Shirley a. 
NIMM at their wedding reception 
dinner at her parents home) 



.tuart Fred LIND and Shirley 
Ann NIMM at their wedding shower 
given by Stuart's relatives) 



Shirley Ann NIMM and Stuart Fred LIND were married on 30, 
October 195^4- ** Bethlaham Lutheran Church In Rockford, Illinois, 
They formally met at Stuart's sisters house home on seventh street. 
Shirley babysat Marge's children. Upon Shirley's sixteenth birthday 
Sttiart brought her a blue and pink flowered cosmetic bag. When she 
recleved this gift she gave hirc his first kiss from her and he than 
took her for a ride In his car, Tliey began seeing eachother secretly 
(Shirley's mother was aware of their meetings for Shirley told her). 
They took many trips on weekends to such places as Chicago, Illinois,, 
Starved Rock, to various lakes and parks. After about two months 
of seeing eachother secretly they told their families of their 
intentions, much to their families dismay. Their courtship existed 
from November 1953 to October 195i|.. She proposed to him and he 
accepted(was a little unstire), Stviart set the wedding date. Both 
Shirley and Stuart, together, made a special trip to Chicago, 
Illinois to tell Stuart's mother that they wez>e getting married, 
Amanda accepted the news graciously. Because of the differences 



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In their ages* aoat everyone was against their getting marrledf 
especlaly Stuart's sister Marge, Marge told Stuart that he 
shouldn't aturrl:) Shirley » but this prompted him all the more to 
go on with It, Stxiart and Shirley went for a months counseling 
to Paster D,C, Kalwlet before marriage. Paster Kalwlet said 
he didn't see any reason why they couldn't get married, age 
didn't make a difference because Stuart wanted to take care 
of Shirley and she of him, Stuart Fred LIND and Shirley Ann NIMM 
were married on 30» October 19^1i ^7 Paster Kalwlet (this was his 
first wedding ceremony and he was as nervous as the bride and 
groom). Rose NIMM and Roger Lapp witnessed the wedding. Everyone 
wore suits (Shirley In a navy blue suii Stuart wore a charcoi black 
suit). Everyone was in tears at the wedding. There was no honeymoon, 
they went to a wedding reception dinner held in Shirley's parents 
home^Shirley paid for her own wedding). At the time of tlieir 
marriage Stuart lived at the YT^ICA (until a week before the wedding 
whereas he moved Into the York's apartments off of 11th, street), 
he ownea a 19li& Coupe De Ville Cadalac. Their first home was at 
the York's apartment which consisted of four rooms and a bothroom, 
Shirley! 3 mother gave her a wedding shower before their wedding 
and Stuart's family gave her a wedding shower after their marriago. 
Their first child, Stuart Chip LTND, was born on 5# October 19^5 
with skin so fair he was refered to by the nurses as "pretty boy". 
Their second child, a boy also, was bom on 11, February 195? 
Mitchell Fred LIND, He was red, wrinkled, long, lanky and all mouth. 
Stuart's first words upon seeinp Mitchell we re "thank -you honey for 
a miniature me," They bought their first house in March of 195? 
at 2015 Ridgeland road(in need of many repairs). Many family 
reunions and family gatherings were held at this hond(due to an 
acre of land with many fruit and shade trees). During this period 



Stuart stLffered a sever back ailment which made It impossible 
for him to make house repairs, Shirley had no outside activities 
at this time except that of wife, mother and her family (parents) . 
They had their third child, Mandy Ann LIND, on 2^, November 1959. 
At birth Mandy looked like a little (China) doll. At Christmas 
1959 Mandy wore an l8 inch doll dre3s"aiKe". It should be understood 
that Stuart thanked Shirley for all of their children and that he 
nam»d the oldest and the youngest and that they both agreed on 
the middle childs name. On 28, March 1961 due to emotional depression 
Shirley was hospitalized for one month. This was due to the condition 
of the house in need of repairs and her mother with four children 
moving in and out of her house seeking a divorce from her husband 
John, etc. All of these problem* prompted them to sell their 
house and have their "dream house" built on the condition that 
they didn't have to mfcve out until it was built. Construction 
began on their new house late in I960, They moved into their 
"dream house", which was at 5930 Linden road, in the Spring 
of 1961. It was at this residents that Shirley learned to 
drive and became an avid writer of poetry. Both Stuart and Shirley 
recieved awards (on 20, September 196[j.) for their avid participation 
in Cub Scouting, Stuart was a Scout Master and Shirley was a Den 
Mother (without any asslstsince over about thirteen Cubs), In 1962 
Lloyd Harris sold Lloyd's Frame and Ai«l(for whom Stuart worked 
for about lij. years), Stuart got a job at Bott'a Welding and Truck 
Service in Woodstock, Illinois for whom he worked about four months. 
He quit work there because of the commuting (about 14-5 miles to work 
one way). Ho than went to the Brunswick Pinsetter School in Chicago, 
Illinois for about one month and began work at the Faust Hotel 
Bowling Alley as Manager for about two years. He quit that job 
because he wasn^t making enough money to live on and due to his 



hours of work he wasn't able to see enough of his children, 
Stuart than went to work for Supreme Machine Shop as a machinist 
for about six months. But because he still was unable to make 
enough money to make ends meet he quit. He than got a Job at 
Paris Auto Shop (to work at his original trade as a Fraxue and 
Axel Mechanic) in 19614.. He is still working there after ten 
years, Shirley and Stuarts incompatibility became more appstrent 
to them about 1965* They sold their "dream house" on 18, July 
1966 due to neighboriiood disputes circulating around them, and 
of which they wanted no part of. They moved their family to an 
apartment at 202 South l4.th, street whei*e they lived for about two 
years. Due to a freind(Welb Fowler a realastate agent) they fo\ind 
another private, older, pleasently comfortable and a "real home" 
at 231^2 10th, street (in 16, April 1968) that was within Stuart's 
financial capabilities. They moved their family in it in May of 
1968, Shirley Ann NIMM divorced Stuart Fred LIND on 10, December 
1968 with Stuart's consent; though mental erulity were the groiinds 
incompatibility was the reason. At that time they were the second 
couple to use joint custody of their children in their divorce, 
!En Pebmary 1969 Shirley left f*r Houston, Texas to work as an 
Insurance Assistant to George David Butler, She returned to 
Rockford, Illinois in November 1969 because the Houston, Texas 
Insvu»ance office was closed up. Though Shirley Ann NH'M and Stuart 
Fred LIND are devorced they feel and show a great respect and 
sincere devotion towards one-another, Thei-v nicknames for each- 
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Stv^ Chip LIND was bom in Swedish Amricn Hospital and 
was the f ir.t child and first son of a.irl.7 Ann NIMM and Stuart 
Fred LIND. H. resembled his mother more than he did hi. father. 
Hi. fir.t trip(outside of the hospital) was to hi. grandmother', 
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to Chicago, Illinois to Tisit his gmadmothor LIND on 1$, Oetobep 
195^ (on« and a half vaoks old)* Stviart Chip was bom with a 
•trawbeirry birfch mark on ths edge of his hair line which went away 
by the time he was one year old. He started walking at about the 
age of ten months old. Between the ages of one and thr>ee years 
old soma of his traits were; he hated wet diapers(he used to take 
them off and walk away), piling pebbles up in stacks along side 
the road, followed anything that moved, spoke in short sentences, 
liked the outdoors, sand and snow fasinated him, since the age 
of six months he's always loved water. Although he was a very 
oxipious and nlseheivious child any and all questions he asked 
were answered by his mother. He took to his brother Mitchell Fred 
LDTO, bom on 11, February 1957 » with gi^at affection, Stuart Chip 
LUTD began kindergarden in September 1959 at Rolling Green Elementary 
SchooKafter dropping him off his mother cryed all the way home). 
On 25» November 1959 his sister Mandy Ann LIND was bom. Chip (the 
name he went by)cared very much for his new sister (as he did for 
his brother also). In the Spring of 1961 the LIND family moved 
to 5930 Linden road where Chip began first g2*ade at Vandereook 
Elamentary School (attended school there up through the fifth grade). 
He made many frelnds their and did A work in school. Chip and his 
brother were Cub Scouts for about four years >^ile living there, 
Shirley Ann NIMM(their mother) was their den mother and their father 
(St\mrt Fi?ed LIND) was their Scout Master, Both their parents 
received onrtlficates for their help in the s«<^ating movement. 
In Cub Scouts Chip and his brother were involved in many activities, 
won awards and medals. During this time Chip had eollections of 
butterflies, bugs, rocks and stamps. Almost every Sunday the LIND 
family had breakfast at the Kishwakee Forest Preserve. Chip and his 
brother built a tree house and went on many hikes (they lived in the 



eeuntXT')* I^Mir b«st fz^inds were Neal and Mloheal Johnson who 
llred on a fana« Chip'a father taught him how to irlde a bike. 
Chip's mother did a very good job of fooling their children 
Into belelrlng that Santa Claus and the Saster btomy llye people 
and tati^t their eklldren throxigh-out their lives that Santa Clous 
and the Eastar bunny were thoughts of love. On Christmas of 1961 
Shirley Ann ND1M(Chlp*s mother) made a Candy house, which was 
very delicious. The LIND family moved to 202 South i4.th, street 
In the Sunaer of 1966, Chip and his brother and sister attended 
Hall School, Vlhlle in sixth grade Chip won the Safety Patrol 
trophy and several certificates for his outstanding work as a 
patrol-boy. Chip and his brother attended the Boy's Club where 
Chip was very good in woodcx»af taCwon awards). Chip and his brother 
were in the Boy Scouts at this time (for about one year). Chip 
attended Lincoln Jr. High School for seventh and eighth grades. 
He started taking Drafting and Band in seventh grade (had six years 
total of each). Chip's first glrlfrelnd was Jean Carlon(went 
together for two and a half years )whom he kissed only once. 
Chip and his brother both sold the Labor News for two years 
for some extra spending money. In the Summer of 196? the LIND 
family went on a vacation to Eugene, Oi^gon to visit Tom Dougherty 
(Sttiart Fred LIND's childhood "buddy"). Other vacations over the 
years included trips to Houston, Texas; Shell Lake, Wise on son; 
Arpin, Wisconson; musexims in Chicago, Illinois; Devil's Lake, 
Wisconson; Lake Mill, Wisconson; Starved Rock in Illinoisj the 
state of Michigan; Canada; Oregan, Illinois and surrounding state 
parka of Illinois. The LIND family has ownad many pets over the 
years. In the Spring of 1968 the LIND family moved to 23i4.2 lOth, 
street. Chip attended Jefferson High School up to his gradxiation 
in June of 1973* Chip had a paper route from July 1969 to J\me 



1971 at which time his broth* p, Mitchell Fred LIND took it 
OTer and won a trip to Greece and Switzerland in the Spring of 
1972iChip won prises from other contestSf but nothing quite that 
big). His second girlfreind was Pam Rash with whom he went with 
from May 1971 to December 1971. After quiting his paper route 
Chip woxriced part time at Gerl ' s Hambergurs from December 1971 to 
May 1972, He than worked for his Uncle Lloyd in the construction 
business for the summer of 1972. Chip's next Job was at Swedish 
American Hospital from Janxiary 1973 to November 1973# V-tiere he 
worked in the Dietary department* His last girlfreind up to this time 
was Pat Breeland, whom he went with from April 1973 to November 
1973* He worked as a Detail Draftsman for Boettcher and Simmon 
Architects from November 1973 to December 1973» He than got a Job 
at Pierce Packaging Company from March 19714- to June 1971;. His last 
Job to the present was at Ipsen Industries for v^om he worked 
from August 19714- to November 197l4.« St\iart Chip LIND is ciirrently 
attending Rock Valley College ajid wants to major as a Drafting 
Ekigineer* Stuaz*t Chip LIND believes both his parents handled their 
divorce with great thoxight, caz»e and cosideratlon to the feelings 
of their children and eachother. Chip's present hobbies and 
recreations are; collecting comic books (he Is the Secrataty and 
Tresurer of the Rockford Comics and Nostalgia Club), chess, reading, 
swimming, fishing, golfing, aclent history, drawing, drafting and 
helping his mother make holiday cards and displays. Tliough he Is 
interested in sports his brother Mitch is more sports minded (like 
his father was during his school days). 



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iu»rt Jhlp LTNT at about I Iva 
^nths old) 




"^liAfi*!! Fr«d LIND and hi» . - *• 
brother Sttiart Chip LIND at th« 
time they attended Boy Scouts) 



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,:5tu*rt Chip LINT In hi- • effr.on 
Hl^ school Band Uniform; picture 
vaB taken ir ^hf> ^-*n0 



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(otu«.rt <::hlp LIND'a slater M« 
Ann LIND at Christmas 1973) 



otxgharty and Stuart Fr* 
LIND, Chip 'a father, taken at 
Tom's house In Eugene, Oregon 
on the LIND faailly's vacation 
In 1967) 



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FAMILY HISTORY 

l;ar Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
,x2rican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
;w mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
;ce5S to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



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'• Your name rr\OS\<L VhertSg^ U Ad6€.U 

Date of form "1 * {\D H ) 



2. Your college: Rock Valley (.0 11 eye •■ (ID // ) 

RocRTord, 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 I 800- 1850 



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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. 

^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 , K^ 

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) y 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 Farmi ng Mining V S hopkeeping or small business 

■y T ransportat i on ^B i g Business ^Manufacturing 

Professions Industrial labor y Other 

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

y Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian X , M ethodist 

Baptist Epi scopal 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 Central Europeans Italians Slavs 



Irish British y N ative Americans over several generations 
East Asian y Other 



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

X Interviews with other )( Fami ly Bibles Family Genealogies 

fami ly members 
Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



Y Photographs Maps ^Other 



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2 

I, FAMI LY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Cy\ftr\<.a L\ rvAAt^u Current Residence frtLCjt^r'J .III. 

If dead, date of death ^ \ 

Place of birth (L\;r\\:nrs ■ XI I Date of B i r t h_££iQajJ[Jia^ 

' J 

Education (number of years): 

grade school high school f^L, vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates ls_t ^Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd ^Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

^th Dates kth Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ^"fi^ ^g^Emixii V J^ 4^€.rr\T^' 



Place of Marriage to your qr 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother Tv^ft (vj-biiy Tl | 3aTeT ~ i^ ja 

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

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name "fTXy \ A T 4, A Lp^S't.^Q r OOld Current Residence __— 

I f dead, date of death ----- - — 



I 

Place of birth Date of birth AjL^, 1 ^ b^J 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

^th Dates 4th Dates 



Re 1 i g i on J]!V^i,;i^£jJQji^ 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. OgYV\ Q f^^y'^iLT 



f 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r p Q_^ q^-^ ^v- Xll P^T^ /1ua/<>J3 

^"^^'^ l:LrratHP*^hr^a£^''h^\h2 $^1%%^, stepmother or another re^iuve 



g 1 ve 



A-l Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



Home 

I f dead, dole of death 



Current Residence 



Place of birth 



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 
3rd_ 
'♦th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Dates 



_Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 
Place of nvarrlage to your grandmother " 



date 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Name 

• f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bi rth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion (s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Re I i 9 i on 



te of 


birth 
:ation< 










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col le 


ge 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF RESIDENCE 
leaving home 


) 

Dates 


2nd 










Dates 


3rd__ 










Dates 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 



Name OqS^pVn O \u QT\<' (st/^^ Current Residence 

If dead" date of death a^L , l7fc]3 

Place of birth Date of birth r^QjCL \\ . \^R^ 

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



'Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

> (after leaving home) 

1stSn\^ ?rO.\rO ^rv^r«^e^^fUQ Dates ^st cO^t <iifC%fL ^t- P^^"- 

\ 2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates ^3rd ^Dates_ 

'4th ^Dates ^^Jth ^Dates_ 

Religion O.Ol.Wnt>\ i (* . 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. D t.^^ C\ (^ .V" <CX 



Place of marriage to your grandmotherj "^^^^.ftS ftu U.. l4 

Note: If your mother was raised by a " JtHp f ai li e r O r anOL l lH r f K l dl l W (lO dy e ISV ^ ^' ' 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 

_ Residence 

Place of birth ^Date of birth ^1^0 | \9K.^ 

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



NameC^Ou\ <,g ^(Ly^QpS S^<ltVt)M,f urrent 

If dead, date of death /rj;?^ |( y ^4^ 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates ^3rd ^Dates_ 

Religion P ft\VNa\\0 . 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. "^ 6.rv\ ft fllT 0>X 



Place of marriage to your grandfather ^ ^^^ 00."^^ *^/ ^j 

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



C- I Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



D.iti- ol" l)i I (I, 



l'l.it«- ol hi t I li 

f'liu.ilion (iiiiriihcr «>f yi-.,i .) ~ 

'*''"*^ ••'•'""' '"'I'' ••ch..„l vocoliun.,! _colloqe 

Occupat inn (s ) _, ,^_ ^ 

' PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

1,, „ (after leaving home) 



Dates 1st 



2"«1 Dates 



2nd 



Dates 



Dates 



^'' -t^^^^^ 3rd Dates 



lith 



Dates ijth 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother ^ ■ j ■ ■ - 



D-2 Stepgrandmother (your mother's side) 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Date of bi rth 



Place of birth 

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

^-^-^^'-'onis) PL;,CE of residence 

I,, (after leaving home) 

'^* Dates 1st 



^"'^ Dates 2nd 



Dates 

Dates 

'""- 0^^" 3rd Dates_ 

"e I i g i on 

Political part/, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your grandfather " ' 



Dat( 



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

1. Name LO'i \\ ', (LW^ A I VA ) \A^Ag.u 

Place of birth >?r^ g.oor -^ /jTI I U date ^ijO-k AL , jODlL 

Number of vears of schooling gy, fH-.^K S. OccupatSonCwV. ^ LpsaiA^ftr 

Residence feo(^\L^t.rci7j^|| ^ iVa ' r^Val Sta tus maLrr \ # A ^^ ^"^^<^ 

Number of chi Idren (^ ' 

2. Name 
P 1 ace of bi rth date 
Number of years of school ing Occupatibn ' 

Residence ^Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren ~~ ——————— 



3. Name 

Place of bl rth "" date 

Number of years of school ing Occupatibn 

Res I dence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ^— ^— - 



k. Name 

Place of birth ~"d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlbh 

Res i dence M arital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



5. Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatibn 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi 1 dren — — — 



6, Name 

P 1 ace of bl rth "J ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupatibn 

Residence Marital Status ] 

Number of chi Idren 



7. Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of school Ing Occupat ioh 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 



8. Name 

P 1 ace of birth ^ date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



9, Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



10. Name 

Place of birth date 
Number of years of schooling Occupation 
Residenc e M arital Status 
Number of C tl I HJm i l . 



CHILDREN of C and D (or r-| n-M ■ . 

^ ^or r I. D l)-your mother's name should appear below 

-;r or years of bchool in" 



Number of vear s oP^VXnV .Lr f 1 U ^ l K ^^^^ ?i^ ' MfT . f^ J^. 

in*er of year ^ of s cli 



Name 

PI 

Numbe 






numoer of year, of school In'q ' " —^ "^"^^ 

Residence P^-,\/_C ^J ^ T,^ ^ _______ Occupat ion 

Number of c^?lVe1;^^J^ ' ^'^^ ^^'"'tal 'Status /nfl^TyTg 



''. Ndme_ 

Place of birth 



Number of years o^ school !nq 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 



5. Name 

Place of bIrtK 



Number of years oi schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling' 
Residence 




Number of ch i Idren 

7. Name 

Place ol^ bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of'cKI Mren 



.- date__ 

Occupation 
Marital Status 




date 



Occupat i6n 
Marital Status 



°> Narrw; 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schrx^Kng 

Residence 

Number of~c 



date 
M -ccupation 
Marital Status 




No«iber of /earV of schooling 

Residence 

Number of r h ; Idren 

10. Haine 

P I ace of b i r f . , 

Number of /ears of sr.hoollno 

R«$» dence 




••'u-nber of Chi I,,, en 



Your Father 



Name U)'|\\; (Lrrvv ft ( V(L, L^v^r^.^^L| Current Residence iPadlC 5hr rl J" I ( ■ 

If dead, date of death ^ ] 7 

Place of birth^^vg^OSijC±_+j£i]^ ^Date of birth ^so-^ ^L . J^Jt/ 

Education (number of years) ' ' 
grade school high school "^ 3 TL vocational ^college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd ^Ddtes_ 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

^th g.U\-ft.,4 tr\a\r.LLr D ates ^^th ^Dates_ 

Religion fs,^^ ^\,c_ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ^g.<y\ftg^/*<YT. 



Place of marriage to your mother g^e,\Li^y.A J r II. ^ date fr\<ui^^i Mttfe 

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

Your Mother 

Name {\\ar^ ^\\e.<>r\ 5u<>hrou>t Current Residence ^^(j^Qf 6 

If dead, dart of death '•' 



Place of birth I^^C^issjC.^ Date of birth Jp |u S", I^AQ- 

Education (number of years) '^ 
grade school high school vocational col lege I g 



r_ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your fath6r Pt^rVC>.^A> rij ' date ff)au^5.)4Wf.^ 

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



E-1 Stepfather 



Name 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Date of bi rth 



vocat iona 1 



col lege 



Occupation(s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 



_Oates 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



1st 

2nd 

_3rd_ 

'4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



^th 

Rel ig ion 

Political porcies, civil or soci'3'1 clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your nvDther " ~~" 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Date 



^-2 Stepnother 

Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 

Education (number of years) 



Date of bi rth 



grade school 
Occupat ion(s) 
lst_ 

2nd 



high school 



vocat ional 



col lege 



Date; 



_Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 
_2nd 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
Dates 



3rd_^^ 

Re I t g I on 

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

Place of marriage to your father ~~ ' 



Dates 



date 



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

^ame P^-^r-; rift ^Jq'inP C^CbStat^ ^ . .a /, ,i^ 

^lacJ o? bfrtK p.,rA^r^.r7l Date of birth fr\(\^^ j^, / H7 

dumber of years of schooling ^t-^rs »\\e.V S^y^al Occupation Tupy^r u-\Are Ul\\ir 

Residence Z^t't.At.^ , JW " ^ Marital StTtus /f\fl./-ri P ^' " 



tesidence ^ftfc\L4or»^ j t\\ 
dumber of chi Idren ^ 



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> 1 a c^or b PTtii ^ V'r vV,, w^^^rX i \ Date of birth mn^ok |^ ;^^f 
of' schooling <<^^^M:«k 5l*W^B\ Occupation Hf^>t<.o\ri;^<. 



r of years o^ school I ng <j ;^^^ H;,^ 5.*^^BT Occupation U^> 

ence f ^, ^^^\Cr^ S9>r;^^5.,fV<-.rW. -* Mar i tal Status rf^a^r\t A 

r of chi Idren -A " "^ ' 



Nlumber of years 

Reside 

'lumbe 



T. e ^ IVA U%i:,^. . V\7 "^ ^':^ ^ of blrth f^b . ^^„ ,V, 



? 1 ace of b i r th !^ IVv ^r7rV j T i / . --J D a te of birth ft}p. <^^ }> 

Number of years of schooling r^ >.«»■». ts\\^fl<> Occupation <,^_;^(| 

(Res i dence t.tst*)(^^^A^ -Jk] "' '' ffarital Status^^j^^^ 



^iame ^f.,A Tf^j^eQV^ ) '.Ac^&r. 



p..c.e t?^giVt rg,^yAl\"^j.y:\ of birth nci 1^ ,<l$^ 

r of years of schooling '| ^ Occupat Ion fy^, f ^ ,, y^>, t. 



Res i dence ^^A<^ ^>s^A . XA \ . Marital Status 5i<\^\< 

■dumber of chi Idren p 

Name ^ Tap Q U Oft ro I q^ j , )Ofl^<lM RTT^ ^f hi rth A* /i ») 1 4 <' ^ 

Place of birth Vg>.rvt,^y.\^ li I. O Date of birth ^fCi^^ '^'^T rj^ s 

ber of years of scWollng ^ Al^ W\ ^\. S^iWooT Occupat ionj^f y^^ •, ^ 4rnfgrM ^tprC 
idence (^0<l,^l•Sor <^ > X W ^ ^ Marital StTFus^^^^^ 



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Number of years of school irVg <2 Occupat ion ^^.^.-^^^ f^f^ 

Residence ^.p^VL^OfC^ > 1 I )" Marital Status iJA^/f. 



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Place oi birth D^I of birth ^ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

^Residence Marital Status, 

Number of chi Idren 

Name _^ — — ^ . . 

Place of birth ^^e of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Mari ta I Status 

Number of children 



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PHEFACE 

In doing this Family History I talked to my parents and 
made several trips to Preeport, 111. to talk to my grandfather 
Llndsey, He is the only grandparent alive, I couldn't get 
a hold of any records and had to rely on interviewing my parents 
and grandfather, 

I also took some pictures of different places which are 
expl-^ilned In another section of my paper. Some pictures I 
get from my grandfather and sister. 

I went to the cemeteries to get dates of grandparents 
and great-grandparents. 



Greg t -Grandfather 

1. Name - Alva Lindsey 

2. Born - July 12, l86l In Thauvllle, 111, 

3. Qled - in 1939 

^« t^^rrled - In Paxton, 111. to Margret Coucher 

5. Children - Kaude Catherine, Charles, Chan, Clarence, 

Jeannle, Jimmy 

6. Religion - Methodist 

7. Political ir^arty - Democrat 

8. Education - little formal education 

9. Employment - Great-grandfather was a contr^actor 

in pipefittlng, 

Great-Grandmother 

1. Name - i'iargret Coucher Lindsey 

2. Born - Dec. 22, 186'f in Chicago, 111. 

3. Died - in 19^*2 

4. Married - in Paxton, 111. to Alva Lindsey 

5. Children - Maude, Catherine, Charles, Chan, Clarence, 

Jeannle, Jimmy 

6. Religion - Methodist 

7. Folltlcal Party - Democrat 

8. Education - little formal education 

9. Employment - Housewife 

Great-Grandfather 

1, Name - Theodore Westbrook 

2. Born - 

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3. Died - 

4. Married - to Sarah 

5* Children - Hannah, Jean, Mildred, Nelda, Theodore, 
Ellis 

6. Religion - Methodist 

7, Political Party - Democrat 

8. Education - 

9, Employment - 

Great»Grandmothe r 

1. Name - Sarah Westbrook 

2. Born - 

3. Died - 

k,. Married - to Theodore l».estbrook 

5. Children - Hannah, Jean, Mildred, Nelda, Theodore, 

Ellis 

6. Religion - Methodist 

7. Political Party - Democrat 

8. Education - 

9. Employment - Housewife 

Grea t~Grandf a the r 

1. Name - Timothy Sughroue 

2. Birth - 

3. Death - 

4. Karri ed - to Alice Doran 

5. Children - Joseph, John. Edward, James Martin, (died 

in childhood), Nell, one female who died 
shortly after birth 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7. Poetical Party - Democrat 



8, Education - 

9« Employment - Farmer, Salesman 

Great-Grandmother 

1, Name - Alice Doran Sughroue 

2, Birth - in Pecatonica, 111, 

3, Death - 

k, Carried - to Timothy Sughroue 

5. Children - Joseph, John, bdward, fiartin (who died in 

childhood), James, Nell, one female who 
died shortly after birth 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7. Political Party - Democrat 

8. Education - 

9. Employment - Housewife 

Great-Grandfather 

1, Name - John Schopf 

2, Born - in Baden Baden, Germany 

3, Died - 

^» Married - to Anne Pfieffer 

5. Children - Louise, Emma, Teresa, Edith, Clarence, 

Bill, Alfred, several died at birth 
or shortly after, two or three sets of 
twins, (13 in all) 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7, Political Party - Democrat 

8, Educ8tion - 

9» Employment - Farmer 

Great-Grandmother 

1. Name - Anne Pfieffer Schopf 



2, Born - July 26, 

3. Died - 

^, Married - to John Schopf 

5» Children - Louise, Bmma, Teresa, iidlth, Clarence, 
Bill, Alfred, several died at birth or 
shortly after, two or three sets of 
twins, (13 In all) 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7. Political Party - Democrat 

8. Education - 

9» Employment - Housewife 

Grandfather 

1. Name - Ch series Llndsey 

2. Birth - Feb. 19, 1902 in Clinton, 111. 

3. Death - still living 

^. Carriage - Aug. 1923 in Decatur to Mildred Westbrook 

5» Children - William Alva Llndsey 

6, Rellprlon - Methodist 

7, Political Party - Democrat 

8, Education - two years high school (Webster School) 

in Clinton, 111. 

9« Employment - 

Grandmother 

1. Name - Mildred Westbrook Llndsey 

2. Born - Sept. 1902 

3. Died - summer, 1963 in Kankakee, 111. 

4. Married - Aug. 1923 in Decatur, 111. to Charles Llndsey 

5. Children - 'Ailliam Alva Llndsey 

6. Religion - Methodist 



7. Political Party - Democrat 

8. Education - graduated high school In Nonroa, 111. 

(started high school In Webster ochool 
Clinton, 111.) 

9. Employment - Housewife 



Grandfather 

1, Name - Joseph Sughroue 

2, Born - Dec. 11, 1889 

3, Pled - Sept, 6, I963 In Rockford, 111. 

^. Karri ed - Kay 4, 1921 or 1922 In Freeport, 111. 
to Louise Schopf In St. Joseph '"nurch 

5. Children - Elllen Mary Sughroue, Joseph Sughroue 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7. Political Party - Democrat 

8. Education - 8th grade, also took some courses at 

De£aul University In Chicago. 

9. Employment - sold Prairie Farmer, farmer, gardener, 

J.I. Case Co. 

Grandmother 

1. Name - Louise Schopf Sughroue 

2. Bom - Aug, 1, 1883 

3. Pled - May 11, I965 In Rockford, 111. 

k. Married - May 4, 1921 or 1922 In Freeport to Joseph 
Sughroue in St, Joseph Church 

5. Children - Russell Meads by previous marriage, 

Eileen Mry Sughroue, Joseph Sughroue 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7. Political Party - Democrat 

8. Education - 3rd grade 

9. Employment - Housewife 



Father 

1. Name - William Alva Llndsey 

2. Birth - Sept. 26, 192^ 

3. Death - still llvln'? 

^. Married - May 25, 19^6 In St. Patricks Church In 
Rockford, 111. to Eileen Mary Sughroue 

5. Children - Patrlca Elaln, Jackl Ann, Marie Therese, 

Paul Joseph, Francis Daml^n, Dawn Louise 

6. Religion - Catholic (converted from Methodist when 

he married Eileen Mary Sughroue) 

7. Political Party - Democrat 

8. Education - three and one-half years of high school 

at Preeport High School In Freeport, 111. 

9. Err Ploy me nt - fifteen years at Schoenlng Paint Store 

when first married. Boy Ian High School, 
Rock River Cabinet Co., «Jelman Company, 
presently employed as Chelf Engineer 
for the Rockford Board of Ed. In A.C. 
Thompson Grade School. 

Mother 

1. Name - Eileen Mary Sughroue Llndsey 

2. Birth - July 5. 1922 In Rockford, 111, 
3» Death - still living 

k. Married - May 25, 19'4'6 at St. Patricks Church In 
Rockford, 111. to William Alva Llndsey 

5, Children - Patrlca Elaine, Jackl Ann, Marie Therese, 

Paul Joseph, Francis Damlan, Dawn Louise 

6, Religion - Catholic 

7, Political Party - Democrat 

8, Education - first grade at Lincoln Park, second through 

eighth at St. Patrick School, nine through 
twelve at Muldoon High School, one year 
at Siena Heights College In Adrian, Mich, 

9, Employment - Wonder Bread Co., G.C. Electronics, 

Auburn High 



Kyself and Brother and Sisters 

A, 1, Name - Patrlca Elaine Llndsey Crossno 

2. Birth - harch 18, 19^7 at St. Anthony's 

Hospital In Hockford, 111, 

3, Death - still living 

M. Married - Avig, 26, 196? at St. Mary's Church In 
In Rockford to John Crossno 

5. Children - Carla Ann, Lisa I'larle, John liartln 

William 

6. Hellcclon - Catholic 

7. Political i'arty - Independent 

8. Education - Kindergarten at St. £llz?beth's 

Social Center In Rockford, 111., first 
through eighth grade at Sts. Peter 
and Paul Catholic In Rockford, ninth 
and tenth at Boylan Catholic School 
in Rockford, and eleventh and 
twelve at West High School In 
Hockford. 

9. bCTPlovment - Welse's, Greenlee Brother's and 

at present a Tupperware Dealer as 
well as a Housewife, 

B, 1, Name - Jack! Ann Llndsey Pox 

2. Birth - March 19, 19^9 at St. Anthony's Hospital 

In Hockford. 

3. Death - still living 

k, Carried - Dec. 7, 1968 at St. Gabriel's Church 
In Berrien Sprlns:s, Michigan to James 
M. Fox. 

5. Children - Heather ^5arle Fox (who died shortly 

after birth), Kelly Ann Fox (who died 
two and one-half days fter birth), 
Julie Lyn Fox (who Is fine and healthy). 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7. Political Party - 



8, Education - Kindergarten at St. Elizabeth Social 

Center, first through eighth at Sts. 
Peter and Paul Catholic School, ninth 
at Washington Jr. High School, and 
tenth through twelfth at West High 
School. 

9, Employment - Welses, Owens, First Federal Savings 

and Loan Co, In Hock ford and the 

First National Bank In Berrien Springs, 

Mich,, as well as a housewife. 

C, 1. Name - Warle There se Llndsey 

2. Born - Feb. 23, 1951 at St. Anunony's Hospital 
In Rockford, 111. 



3, Death - still living 

k. Married - single 

5. Children - none 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7. Political Party - Inde pendant 

8. Education - Kindergarten at St. Elizabeth Social 

Center, first through sixth at Sts. 
Peter and Paul Catholic School, 
seventh through ninth at washlnton 
Jr. High School, tenth through twelfth 
at West High School, two years at Hock 
Valley Community College all In 
Rockford, 111. 

9. Employment - four and one-half years as a Salad 

girl In the Sky room Restaurant at 
the GreRter Rockford Airport, and 
am presently working In the student 
center at Rock Villey College. 

D. 1. Name - Paul Joseph Llndsey 

2. Born - Oct. 18, 1953 in Rockford, 111. at St, 

Anthony Hospital, 

3. Pled - still living 
^. Married - single 

5. Children - none 

6. Religion - Catholic 



7. Political Party » 

8. Eduoat^Op. - Kindergarten at i>t, Elizabeth Social 

Center, Sts. Peter and Paul School, 
Julia Lathrop Grade School, Washington 
Kiddle School, Auburn High School, 
he also went to Freeman School for a 
while because he was a slow learner. 

9. iJimploymer^t - worked at several places, presently 

employed at *arshawsky on South 
Main St, 



E, 1, Nair.e - Francis Damlan Lindsey 

2» Born - Dec, 2, 1956 at St, Anthony In Rookford, 111, 

3, Died - still living 

^, Married - single 

5« Gh ;^.ldren - none 

6. Religion - Catholic 

7, Pol^^t^ca; Party - 

8» ii^ducation - Kindergarten through sixth at Julia 
Lathrop, seventh and eighth at Wash- 
ington Kiddle School, ninth, tenth, 
and eleventh at iiast High School in 
Kockford, 111, 

9« Employ gent - works at iiagle Food Store on 

Marchesano Drive in Hockford in 
the Produce Dept, 

F, 1, Name - Dawn Louise Lindsey 

2, Bom - Aug, 1, 1959 at St, Anthony Hospital in 

Rockford, 111, 

3. Died - still living 
^, Married - single 

5, Children - none 

6, Heligjon - Catholic 

7, Political Party - 



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8. Eduoatlon - first through fifth at Julia Lathrop 

tlementry School, sixth through eighth 
In Washington Middle School, 

9. Employment - student 



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My grandfather Charles Llndsey was born on Feb, 19, 
1902 In Clinton, 111. He was the son of Alva Llndsey and 
Margret Coucher Llndsey, He went through two years of 
high school at Webster School in Clinton, 111, He was 
brought up a Methodist, He has supported the Democratic 
party all his life. His pa '^ents vere also Methodist and 
Democratic, 

My grandmother Mildred Westbi'ook Llndsey Wvs born 
In Sept. of 1902 and died in the summer of I963 in Kankakee, 
111. She was the daughter of Theodore and Sarah Westbrook, 
She went to school at Webster School in Clinton, 111., also 
where she met my grandfather. She moved and graduated 
high school in honroa. 111, She was also brought up In 
a Methodist and Democratic home, 

Ky grandparents as I said let at Webster School In 
Clinton, 111, She moved, however. They met later and 
were married on Aug, 23, 1923 in Decntur, 111, They had 
only one child, William Alva Llndsey, Due to certain 
problems my grandmother left my grandfather and father 
when my father was quite young. My grandfathers sisters 
and father knew where she was at but my grandfather never 
did until after she was dead. She never divorced ray 
grandfaf • •• in all those years. She was baptized Catholic 
on her deathbed. My father was raised by my great-aunts 
mostly. My grandfather still lives on Douglas Street in 
Freeport, 111. The same house his parents lived in and 
also my father was raised there. 



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My gr'Hndfather, Joseph Sughroue was born on Dec, 11,1889 
and died on Sept. 6, I963 in Rockford, 111, He was the son 
of Timothy Sughroue and Alice Doran Sughroue, He was 
brought up in a Catholic and Democratic home. He only had 
an eighth grade education but he had taken some courses at 
De Paul University in Chicago, 111, He worked as a farmer, 
a gardener, at J, I, Case Co,, and at the time of his death 
was selling Prairie Parmer Magazine, 

My grandmother, Louise Schoph Sughroue was bom on 
Aug, 1, 1983, and died May 11, I965 in Rockford, She was 
the daughter of John Schoph and Ann Pfieffer Schoph, She 
was also brought up in a C^itholic and Democratic home. 
She had a third grade education. She was a housewife, 

Ity grandparents were married on Kay k, 1921 or 1922 
in St, Joseph Church in Preeport, 111, My grandmother 
had been married to Ben Meads before and had a son Russell, 
Ben died when Russell was young. My grandmother then 
married my grandfather and had my mother Eileen Mary and 
another son Josej*i Sughroue, Jr, They were married over 
forty years when my grandfather died unexpectedly of a 
blood clot. in his heart. My gr<=indn: other died one ond 
one half years later of lonliness. She seemed to lose 
interest in living after my grandfather died. She h^d 
always been active up until this time. 

My father William Alva JUindsey, was born on Sept, 26, 
192^ in Preeport, 111. He was the son of Charles Lindsey 

and Mildred Westbrook Lindsey, He was brought up in a 



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Methodist and Democratic home. He attended Freeport 
High where he was a star basketball player. He quit In 
his senior year. He worked for Schoenlng Paint Store 
for fifteen years when he was first maiTled. He then 
worked at Boylan High School, Rock River Cabinet Co., 
Welroan Company and Is presently employed as a chief engineer 
for A. C, Ttiorapson gr^de school for the Rockford Board of 
Education. He has been employed for the Bo.rd of Education 
for almost ten years. 

My mother, Eileen Mary Sughroue was born July 5» 1922 
In Rockford, 111, She was the daughter of Joseph and 
Louise Schroph Sughroue. She was brought up In a strict 
Catholic and Deniocratlc home. She atlenisd first grade 
at Lincoln Park School on west State St. in Rockford, 
second through eighth gr'='des at St, Patrick School, ninth 
through twelve at Muldoon High Sel30ol, one year at Sienna 
Heights College In Adrl^in, Michigan, 

My parents 'net In Freeport, 111. They were married 
on May 25, 19^6 In St. Patrick* s Church in Rockford, 111. 
They were married when my father came home from serving In 
World War Two. Ky father converted to the Catholic Religion 
when he married my mother. They had six children, Patricia 
Elaine, J^ckl Ann, M^rle Therese, Paul Joseph, Francis 
Damlan and Dawn Ljulse, They have been married alaost 
twenty eight years, 

I, Marie -i Llndsey was born on Feb, 23, 1951 at 
St. Anthony Hospital In Rockford, 111. I welcrhed only 



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but four pounds. I was brought up In q fairly strict 
Catholic and Democratic home, I aii still a devout Catholic 
although I ara an Independant Instead of a Democrat, ■*• vote 
for the person. I even worked for the Nlxon re-election 
campaign In 1972. I am presently on the Student Commission 
at Rock Valley College as a Sophirore.Bepresentatlve. I 
attended kindergarten at St, Elizabeth Social Center, firet 
through sixth at Sts, Peter and Paul C°thcll.'5 School, seventh 
through ninth at Washington Junior High School, graduated 
West Senior High In 1969» I am presently attending Rock 
Valley College where I will graduate on May 23, 197^» 
I started working as a salad girl at the Airport Restaurants 
(Sky Room) when I was a Junior in high school, I worked there 
four and one half years until I decided to go back to school 
after being out for three ye^rs. I quit after v'orking the 
first two TTonths of school, I was getting exhausted vjorking 
all weekend and going to school all week. I atr now working 
In the Student Center at Rock Valley College during my 
free time, I hnve three sisters and two brothers. My 
sisters are Patricia Elalne^Llndsey Crossno, Jacki Ann 
Lindsey Fox and Dawn Louise Llndsey, My brothers are Paul 
Joseph and Francis Dairlan Lindsey. I have three nieces, 
Carla Ann Crossno, Lisa Matle Crossno, and Julie Lyn Fok, 
I also have one nephew, John Mar in William Crossno. I also 
had two nieces who died shortly after child birth. Heather 
Marie Fox and Kelley Ann Fox. 



JDSTROM, JEFFERY ALANV 1954- 






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Sources of liiTorT-ation: Interviews 

1. Maternal jran-'.iotlier ; "rs. Ilil^'re;! M. Dejazon 

2. Step 'jraa;'f atli.r ; ::r, Harold A. 3enzon 

3. Ilateriial C-reat Aunte; Miss A'il'recl I-I, lOiott 
h, ?aternal Uncle; I-Ir. Ric^-.arA H. T,in"strou 

5. 7ateraal Aunte; Mrs. ?rancis :'. Lindstron 

6. ■^ath-r; Robert Alan Lind.stro~ 

7. Mother; A'' ele Marie Lincl'stro.! 
Sources of I.^ r:.. ,t,ion: Manily Records 

1. p]:oto Albuns 

a, Ov:neA oy Maternal Grand-.-.other , Mildrerl H, P.enzon 

b, Owned bj'- Robert Lincistron Fanily 

c, Cvrneci b;^ Ricaar'l M, Lindstron Family 

2. Scrapbocl-is 

a. Adele M. Lindstro;.i ( i:%6-l'^'56) 

b. Robert A. Lindstroia (19''+2-1950) 

c. Clarence R. Lindstron ( 1916-196^ 

3. Hews Paper Clioin^s 
Sources of Iiif orr.ation: Artifacts 

1. Kones of uiy grandparents and r.iy parents. 

2. Meirlocs 



jPandfather — ':^athers Side 

Naiao: Clare^.ce 1. Li i.istrou 

Born: 3eptei:i:er 15, 1336, Roclciord, Illiaois 
Died: Harch 8, 1973, RocliTora, Illiaois 
Buried: Dixon Mounas Ce.netery, Di-'ion, Illinois 
Education: Conoleted ei;;ht years oi' ^raiie school 
Occupations: furniture salesman 1912 - 1913 

Shoe salesman at D. J. Stewart Co. 1913 - 1963 
Resid-nce: 300 block of :j . Court St, l'v'^16 - 1917 
700 block of :•: . Church St. Ivl7 - l?l3 
326 Lo^an St. 1918 - 1967 
Religion: Protestant, Attended the Lutheran Church uf the 

Good Sheperd on M . Rockton St. 
i'olotical Party: Republican 
Social Groups: Menber of the 31ks Club 
Leasure Ti^ne: Spent his free time workin.^ arouu'i the house 

and with his family. 
Married: October M-, 1'--'16 to Gula 3. Hill at Second Con. 

Church in Rockford. 
No. of Children: Two sons Richard H. born m ±9i9, and Robert 
A. born in 1930. 

Grandaother — Fathers Side 
Name: Gula Elma Hill 

Born: October 19, 1392 Harmon, Illinois 
Died: Octo:jer 21, I967, Rockford, Illinois. 



3uried: Dixon nouads Ce;netery, Di::on, Illinois. 
Education: She v;as a hi^h scriool ^rac'.uate an.l also com- 
pleted two years of college at Delcalb-Normal 
Teachers College in Dekalb, Illinois. 
Occupations: School teacher at jlllis .]le:aentary school i^n 
Hoclcford frora 1?11 to I916. 

1936 - iv'fO she v/orked as a bookeeper for the 
Pinehurst Milk Co. 

19''+'3 - l''''!-9 she i/orked a^ain as a bookeeper 
for the Saith Oil Co. 

From 1950 - l'^57 she worked at tlie county 
court house in the tax accessors office. 1'''57 
to 1967 slie still v'orksu in the tax office 
but onlj'' on a part ti:ne basis. 
Resi'^ ^nce: 300 block of N. Court St. 1,16 - 1917 
70) block of M. Church St. 1917 - l"l3 
326 Logai St. 1918 - 1V67. 
Helicon: Protestajit , attend-d the Lutheran Church of the 

Good Sheper" on II. Rockton St. 
Polotlcal Party: R(=' publican 

Social C-roups: Past Presidant of the Wo.aens Republican 
Club. V/as a ':ela;;ate to tv;o Republican 
National ilo.riinatin^' Conv ations. ;:enber of 
th RocIcLorn ',;oLiens Club, 
Leasure Ti;-e: Sl-ie s oent nost of her tiiiie rea^iing. Cooking 



Life Summar i es 

Clarence Lindstrom was born in Rockford, Illinois on 
September |5, 1886, He was the fourth child in the family. He 
had two older sisters, one older brother and a younger sister. 
Religion and his closeness to his sisters played an important 
part in his family life. In 1902 he completed his eight years 
of grammar school. The next ten years he lived at home working 
at odd jobs around the house, and as a stock boy and clerk in 
several grocery stores. 

In 1912 he started working as a furniture salesman in a 
local department store. Working on a straight commission, some- 
times he made less than ten dollars per week. One year later, 
he started working at the D.J. Stewart Company as a shoe sales- 
man. He worked at Stewarts for forty-seven years. When he 
retired in I960, he was the manager of the shoe department. 

Gula E, Hill came into his life in 1915. They met at the 
Stewart Company. After almost a year of 'courting' they were 
married. They repeated vows at the Second Congregational Church 
on October 4, 1916. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lindstrom then moved from apartment to apart- 
ment on Rockford's west side. In 1918 they purchased a home at 
326 Logan Street for $8,000. They lived in that house until 
Gula's death in 1967, a period of forty-nine years. 

The pitter-patter of little feet was heard throughout 
the house on May 30, 1919. Richard Hill was the name chosen 



for their first son. Eleven years later, on April 26, 1930, 
their second son was born. 

Most of his liesure time was spent at home with his family, 
a trait which he picked up from his boyhood days. He had 
complete devotion to his family, a quality not found in many 
men today. Time was spent reading and doing yard work, which 
included some gardening. He was a member of the Elks Club for 
a number of years, and participated in many of the club events. 

A high-point in his life came in 1942 with the birth of 
his first grandson, Richard H. Jr. Richard Jr. was followed 
by two more grandsons, Douglass and Gregory. His family grew 
and grew in 1954 Jeffery A. was born to his second son, Robert. 
Each child found love and attention from their grandfather. After 
one more grandson. Seven C. Clarence had the joy of receiving 
his first granddaughter, Roberta Ann. She found a special place 
in his heart. The expressions of joy could be seen on his face 
whenever there was a family get-together. The moments he spent 
with his family were the most memorable of his entire life. 

1967 brought the death of his wife Gula. The following six 
years were spent with his family. Living with his two sons at 
different periods of time. Clarence R. Lindstrom died of old 
age on March 8, 1973 and was layed to rest next to his wife in 
the Dixon Cemetery in Dixon, Illinois. 

Gula Elma Hill was born in a rural town of Harmon, Illinois 
on October 19, 1092. Gula was very intelligent for her age. 



and much of her liesure time as a child was spent reading. She 
shared the household duties with her sisters. She completed 
eight years of grammar school, graduated from high school in 
1909, and completed two years of formal education at DeKalb- 
Normal Teachers College in DeKalb, Illinois. 

She applied for a school teaching job at Ellis elementary 
school in 1911. She received the job and taught the third, 
fourth, grades. Teaching might well have become her life due 
to her strong affection toward children, but she married on 
October 4, 1916. This brought an end to her teaching career. 
The teachers at this time were not allowed to teach if they 
were married. She sadly gave up teaching but she would still be 
surrounded by love from her husband and their two sons. 

Gula was very popular in college as well as during her later 
years of social endeavors. She was a one time President of the 
Womens Republican Club, as well as the Rockford Womens Club. 
She became interested in politics in the I930's and was elected 
as a delegate to attend the Republican Nation Nominating Conven- 
tion in Chicago in 1944. 

Her liesure time was spent in much the same manner as her 
husband. She enjoyed cooking for the family and for family 
gatherings. When she wasn't cooking or working in her flower 
gardens, she would read or play corssword puzzles. 

Her health started to fail in 1963, cancer was detected 
in her. She underwent cobalt treatments and had several 



operations. She passed away from cancer on October 21, 1967, 
two days after her 75th birthday. She was laid to rest in the 
Dixon Cemetery on a family grave plot. In 1973 she was joined 
by her devout husband Clarence. 

Bjarne Holcum Lund, a Norweigen immigrant, was born on 
August 8, 1887 in Oslo, Norway. He came to the United States 
with his sister in 1906 hoping for a brighter horizon. Like 
many immigrants of the early I900's, he found work in a New 
England factory. Farming was his life and after saving his 
money he decided to move to the Midwest. He worked as a farm 
hand throughout the Midwest. In 1924, he worked for room and 
board on a farm in Davis Junction, Illinois. 

It is on this farm where he met his future wife, Mildred 
Margret Knott. Three years later they were married at the 
Belvidere Methodist Church in Belvidere, Illinois, on July 30, 
1927. Mildred's step parents inherited the farm upon the death 
of her step parents in 1927. They sold the farm and moved to 
Rockford. Bjarne (Barney) got a job for a construction firm as 
cement finisher. 

They lived in a couple of homes on the West side of town 
in 1927-1929. In 1930 they purchased a house at 602 Welty Ave. 
on Rockford's east side. On a hot summer night, August 30, 1932, 
their first and only child was born, and named Adele Marie. 

The Great Depression was now on and hard times were to 
befall Bjarne. In 1933, he lost his job and went on WPA . He 
went around trying to find work doing odd jobs, but he could 



not make enough to support his wife and daughter, and make house 
and car payments. The car was lost to the bank in 1934 and the 
house was taken in 1936. Bjarne lost over $6,000. 

The hardships of the depression had turned him into an 
alcoholic. He never drank at home and tried to keep it a secret 
from his family. After many years of drinking, his wife left 
him. He got a job as a bartender and lived in a small apart- 
ment by himself on the ten-hundred block of 7th Street. He 
died in May, 1961 from stomach cancer in River-Bluff Nursing 
Home in Rockford, at the age of seventy-four. 

Mildred Margret Knott was born in Davis Junction, Illinois 
on June 4, 1909. When she reached the age of four, her mother 
died of tuberculosis, then years later, her father died of 
pneumonia. She also had a brother die of tuberculosis when he 
was twenty-two months old. 

She was born and raised on the farm. She helped by feed- 
ing the chickens and working in the vegetable garden. She went 
to Holcomb Grammar School for eight years and completed three 
years of high school. Her step parents helped finance two 
years of schooling at Browns Business College on W. State St. 
i n Rockford . 

July 30, 1927 she married a Norweigen immigrant, Bjarne 
Lund in Belvidere, Illinois. Bjarne (Barney) had worked as a 
farm hand on her step parents farm. When they died, Mildred 



(Millie) inherited the farm. She sold it and they bought a house 
at 1120 N. Church St. They moved to 1016 N. Court St. and then 
to 602 Welty Ave. The house was lost in 1936 due to the Great 
Dep ress i on . 

Mildred spent much of her liesure time at a sewing machine, 
or out gardening. These two 'hobbies' were a very big part of 
her life. She learned these skills as a child on their farm. 
Alterations and gardening would be two things which helped the 
family financially during the thirties. 

When she graduated from business college, she got a job as 
a clerk at Montgomery Wards at a sa I ry of $15.00 per week. 
Working as a clerk did not bring her any personal fulfillment. 
Sewing and gardening is her life. During the depression, she 
worked in alterations at two local clothing houses, Weises and 
Worthams for $13.50 per week. Then when the depression ended, 
she went into business for herself. Working as a seamstress 
out of her own home, she made dresses, toys, curtains, suits, 
etc. She received help from her daughter, Adele, who also is 
very good on a sewing machine. She earned about $800 per year. 
In 1949 she was asked by a local store (Viking Shade Co.) if 
she was willing to work for $50 per week as a decoralor. This 
was in her words, 'Good money'. June 4th of this year she will 
be retiring after working for 25 years. 

In 1950 her only child Adele Marie was wed to Robert A. 
Lindstrom. Five years later she left her husband, who had 



become an alcoholic. She spent a year living alone in a small 
apartment. In 1956 she met Harold Benzon who was looking for 
a room. She decided to take him on as a boarder. His wife had 
died and all of his children had all grown up, so he was look- 
ing for someone to help him through his times of trouble. 

The spring of 1961, Bjarne H. Lund passed away in a local 
nursing home. Then Mildred was married to Harols Benson, a 
longtime friend. They will both be retired this June, 1974. 
Mildred lives out in the country on a two acre plot of land, 
complete with a small house and large garden. She spends her 
time working in the garden with the help of her daughters family. 
Time is being spent with her sewing machine, and a new found 
interest in bird watching. She can now relax and enjoy a hard 
earned rest, with hter family, garden, sewing machine, birds, 
and the gift of life fulfilled. 

On April 26, 1930, the Clarence R. Lindstrom family was 
blessed with a second son, named Robert Alan. Bob, as he was 
called, had a brother eleven years older named Richard Hill (Dick) 
Bob spent all of his boyhood days at 326 Logan St. 

Bob attended Walker Elementary School first through sixth 
grades, seventh through ninth at Roosevelt Jr. High, and graduated 
from West Sr. High in 1948. 

Bob never really liked school, in fact, his father used to 
walk him to grade school on his way to work. Bob used to 
walk in the door across the hall and out the opposite side. He 
was finally caught at it and never skipped a class again. His 



Interests in sports grew, but he never was quite good enough to 
make any of the high school teams. Although he never liked 
school, and his athletic career was not very promising, he was 
developing leadership qualities. Bob became interested in 
R.O.T.C. and during hissenior year he was the captain of the 
drill team. His R.O.T.C. backing and leadership qualities would 
lead him to the United States Army, in 1948 after graduating. 

In 1946 at a dance at the old Unitarian Church on Auburn 
and Ridge, he met a young lady by the name of Adele Marie Lund. 
Adele was a freshman at East High School. It must have been 
love at first sight. After two years of 'going steady' and 
a two year engagement period, they were married at the same 
Church they met at on October 7, 1950. 

The Korean War has now broken out and Robert headed his 
country's call to duty. He was an enlised man at the time and 
he was sent to Ft. Lee, Virginia, Camp Cooke, California and 
to Ft. Lewis, Washington. During this period of three years, he 
worked his way up to first lieutenant. He was also the leader 
of another drill team. In 1953 Bob and Adele moved back to 
Roc kf ord . 

They lived with Bob's parents until they purchased their 
own home at 615 N. Johnston Ave. Another addition was made to 
the family with the birth of a son, Jeffery Alan. The family 
grew to six by 1959 with the births of Steven Craig in 1956, 
Roberta Ann in 1958 and Beth Marie in 1959. All of a sudden 



the house was too small, so they moved to their present address, 
210 So. Gardiner AVe. on the cities south-east side. 

Bob is still in the Army (Reserves) with a rank of Lt . Col. 
He has worked his way up from a metal plater in a machine shop 
in 1950 to a computer systems analyst in 1974 at the Sundstrand 
Corporat i on . 

His liesure time is spent primarily with his family, 
enjoying his children. Another passtime is working around home 
in the yard and in home improvements. Six years ago, in 1967, 
he remodled a family room, and kitchen and last summer, 1973, 
he (with the help of a few friends and family) built a two 
ca r ga rage . 

He has enjoyed many things that his father did not enjoy. 
T.V. and radio's were not found in his household. His father, 
Clarence, never owned a car in his entire life. Bob has owned 
over ten . 

Adele Marie Lund was born on August 30, 1932 in Swedish 
American Hospital, Rockford, Illinois. She is the first and 
only child of the Bjarne H. Lund family. She grew up in almost 
the same area in which she lives right now. 

She had a childhood full of lonliness and hardship. She 
was the only child and spent many nights and days by herself. 
When she was very young she helped with many of the household 
chores normally left for an older sister. She saw her parents 
lose their car, house, and life savings in the depression years 
of the I930's. Her father had become an alcoholic, and she saw 
her parents breakup. These events sank deeply into her mind 
and she has patterned her life around these. 



She attended Jackson School for six years, while living at 
1402 Jackson St. Seventh through ninth were spent at Lincoln 
Jr. High. She graduated from East Sr. High in 1950 at the age 
of 17. In school she enjoyed having many girlfriends, attend- 
ing many dances and athletics events. 

In 1946 she met a young man at a church sponsored dance 
named Bob Lindstrom. He was two years older and went to West 
High, but they still started going out. They've been going 
out for 28 years. In 1950, on October 7, they were married in 
the same church they met at. 

Adele had a few part times jobs during high school, working 
for a department store as a clerk, and at a cleaners (Phoenix). 
In 1950 she got a fulltime job at the Illinois National Bank 
and trust Co. as a window teller. She had to quit after a year, 
because her husband had been called for duty in the U.S. Army. 
The next three years would be full of moving from fort to fort. 
The Korean War was raging and Bob might be sent overseas. How- 
ever, the war ended and he was sent home. 

They came back to Rockford and bought a small house on the 
northwest side of town. Adele went back to work at the bank. 
Again, after about a year, she had to quit, but this time she 
was p regnant . 

Adele took nine years off of work to raise her family. In 
1969 she applied for a job with the Rockford Newspaper Co. She 
received the job and with it another family of 20 paperboys. 



She has won awards for outstanding service as a counseler for 
carrier salesmen (paperboys). 

One of the most important moments of Adele's life came last 
year in 1973. Bob and Adele, both devoted their lives to Jesus 
Christ. It has been a turning point in both of their lives. She 
overcame all of the hard times of her childhood with this new 
commitment. She was able to resist the evils of alcohol and 
I on I i ness . 

Her liesure time is spent reading, sewing, bowling, house- 
work and she enjoys gardening. She larned how to sew when she 
was very young. Adele still has the farm blood in her veins, 
and helps her mother in her garden. BIwoing has been a weekly 
thing for the past two seasons. This year she was the president 
of the league. As she watches her family grow, she will too 
be growing in her new relationship with God, and her ability 
to enjoy life to it's fullest. 



Organization of Family Life 

A. Clarence Lindstrom's Paternal Grandparents. 

In every generation the grandfather has lived longer than 
the grandmother and has been taken care of by the sons. Many 
times there were small groups of the family living on the same 
street or in the same neighborhood. In my grandfather's case, 
his sister lived in the same block. 



There is only two instances v/here the sons have lived with 
the parents. Both cases are simi lar and involve my grandfather. 
My uncle Richard Lindstrom fought in World War I I and when he 
came home he and his wife lived in the house for less than a 
year while looking for their own home. The same is true for 
my father when he came back from duty during the Korean War. 

The sons each had their own rooms, and the parents shared 
a room. There was also a guest room, but it was not useds 
very often. 
B. Bjarne H. Lund's - Maternal Grandparents. 

My grandfather's sister and brother-in-law lived in the 
same neighborhood. My great-grandmother had her married daughter 
living in the same apartment house. 

My grandmother had a little brother, but he died at the 
age of one from tuberculosis. She had her own room, because 
she like my mother was an only child. When my grandmother was 
four, her mother died, and her father died when she was fourteen. 
She then moved to Rockford from the farm, to live with her step- 
mother. She had to do a lot of the work because she was the 
only child. 

On two occasions there was boarders living in the household. 
In 1926 my grandfather lived as a farm hand working only for 
room and board, before marrying my grandmother. Secondly, in 
the late 50's and early 60's, when my grandmother was separated 
with my grandfather, she had a boarder, Harold Benzon, who she 



married. 

C. Robert A. L i ndst rom ' s Parents 

My grandfather Clarence R, lived with us for about one 
year. Then he lived with my uncle Richard H. Later, he moved 
to a nursing home, where he died. 

The living space in our first house was shared in pairs. 
There was three bedrooms. The brother's shared a room, sisters, 
and parents. The house became crowded and too small, so we moved 
to a larger home. The situation was still the same, but the 
rooms were larger. Two years ago we remodeled and the brothers 
have separate rooms, while sisters and parents share rooms. 

The work was divided in two ways. Individual responsi- 
bilities and shared chores. For instance, one child is responsi- 
ble for their rooms, and chores, such as lawn-work is shared by 
brothers and dishes shared by sisters. 



Social Events and Activities 

A. Clarence R. Lindstrom - Fraternal Grandparents. 

Normal arrangements; the two brothers were in charge of 
their own rooms and shared in duties, such as lawn work, taking 
out garbage, car washing, etc. The girls shared in the house- 
work under supervision of my great-grandmother. Holiday's were 
spent with the entire family. Winter months at someone's home, 
summers, they met in the park. Holiday's, birthdays, and reunions 



all of the family was present. 'Sometimes there was wall to wall 

people' said my grandfather. 

Relatives very seldom visited for extended periods because 
they usually lived in the same city and not very far from each 
other . 

On every special occasion, there was a family gathering. 
'Sometimes they would get together because one of the children 
learned how to walk or say da-dal' said my grandfather. 

B. Bjarne H. Lund - Maternal Grandparents 

My great-grandfather was one of thirteen children and the 
chores were given to those who were most capable, sex made no 
difference. My grandmother visited her mother in the summer 
on weekends to go to church and Sunday school. She lived in 
Lindenwood, Illinois. 

When family reunions were held, usually just the family's 
in the area would attend. Weddings, funerals, and baptisms 
usually ended up as family reunions. 

C. Robert A. Lindstrom's Parents 

Schedules were about the same for each member of the family. 
Beds and rooms must be picked up in the morning and other chores 
were done later in the day. Boys helped the father and the girls 
wou Id help mother . 

Once in a great while, a relative may come over for lunch 
or coffee, but nothing for any length of time. 



Memorial Day, Christmas, and Easter are the only holidays 
observed by the entire family. Funerals are attended by all 
members of the family. 

Most of the birthdays are observed by the individual families 
and there are no get-togethers. All the get-togethers were held 
at someones home. 



IV. 



Status and Authority 

A. Clarence R. Lindstroms's Maternal Grandparents 

Each one would choose when he or she would leave home, if 
they were of age. Age at the time was 18. Concerning marriage 
and schooling. My great-grandfather would help if asked, other- 
wise he would not interfere. 

Great-grandfather took care of the financial affairs with 
the approval or discussion with great-grandmother. 

Children were disciplined by both parents. Grandparents 
did not interfere with discipline or rearing. Everyone in 
the family was treated the same because they were so close. 



B. Bjarne H. Lund's Maternal Grandparents 

'Great-grandmother always gave approval on marriage, 
schooling, occupations whether you asked or not'. My great- 
grandmother took care of all financial affairs. 

Discipline was issued by her mother by use of belt or razor 
strap . 

Seating Arrangements 



C. Robert A. Lindstrom - Parents 

Parents will make all major decisions dealing with moving, 
schooling, marriage, occupations until we reach age. 

Both parents deal jointly in financial matters. 

Discipline was executed by both parents, by either a slap, 
or grounding us for a length of time. Grandparents when sitting 
for the kids would occasionally spank a child for doing some- 
thing wrong . 

An uncle is looked down upon because he is known ti drink 
a bit, too much, but he is accepted by everyone. 



Seating Arrangements 



V . Respons i b i i i ty 

A. Clarence R. Lindstrom - Fraternal Grandparents 

There was never any financial assistance dealing with 
education. Sometimes in rare instances, grandfather would lend 
money, but it must be paid back. 

Grandparents cared for dependent or sick members of the 
family. The sons supported grandfather after grandmothers had 
passed away . 

The members of the family were generally all of the same 
economic status. 

B. Bjarne H. Lund - Maternal Grandparents 

There was never any financial assistance given in any 
matters. Each family was generally cautious with their money. 

The more well to do did not slight members of the family 
who were less fortunate. Everyone was treated equally. 

C. Robert A. Lindstrom - Parents 

Parents would not lend any aid in dealing with education. 
All of my education is payed for out of my own pocket. Family 
members were all looked on as equal. Generally the families 
are of equal economic status. 



Family and Property 

A. Clarence R. Lindstrom - Fraternal Grandparents 

All property was in grandfather's name, and he would 
decided what would be done with the property. For instance, tools 
and implements could not be used or lent out unless grandfather 
gave the o.k. 

inheritences were decided between close or immediate 
family. Although some articles were specifically willed to 
someone. Example: When Clarence R. died he willed to my sister, 
Roberta Ann, his first granddaughter, his diamond stick-pin. 
She had a special meaning to him because she was the first grand- 
daughter that he willed it to her. 

B. Bjarne H. Lund - Maternal Grandparents. 

Owned jointly by grandparents. During the depression 
they lost a car, house and life savings. 

When grandmothers mother died, she willed her farm to my 
grandmother, and a small sum of money. 

C. Robert A. Lindstrom - Parents 

Property owned jointly by both parents, except cars and 
house. Parents allow sons to use property as if it was our 
own. Except cards, tools, etc. 

Inheritances would be divided up by remaining children 
unless specifically stated in a will of some sort. 



Careers and Opportunity 

A. Clarence R. Lindstrom - Fraternal Grandparents 

Finished at least eight years of schooling, high school 
was optional. The trend was that the child would remain at 
home until he or she married. For instance, my grandfather, 
Clarence R. Lindstrom, did not leave home until he was 20, and 
his brother, Frank, left home when he reached 17. Women usually 
remained at home longer than the men. 

Sons did not generally follow their fathers 'foot-steps' 
and sond careers were not related to fathers. My grandfather 
was a salesman and my father is a systems analyst. 

Women's work was accepted by everyone. The decision to 
work was left up to them. The women were not looked down upon 
at all. My grandmother, Gula E. worked most of her life, my 
mother is working at the time. During the depression, it was 
necessary for the women to work. 

Grandparents never tried to influence any decisions made 
by grandchildren, but they did take a keen interest in how 
each child was doing in his chosen field. 

Rewards for good work were simply hearty congratulations, 
a handshake, or pat on the back. Children were taught that 
that is the highest compliment. 

B. Bjarne H. Lund'- Maternal Grandparents 

The daughters on this side of the family as a rule left 
first, usually to get married and start a family. The sons were 



more likely to stay longer because many of them were going to 
folio v; their parents. 

Many of the sons followed their father because they were 
all farmers. The land was all paid for and that was what they 
had been doing most of their life. Many times the farms have 
been willed to children by parents. 

The women left earlier some because they did not want to 
spend their life on a farm, or they wanted to get a career, or 
get married and have a family. My grandmother left the farm to 
pursue her ambitions. The women were never looked down on 
because they were family. Both sides of the family were pretty 
loyal in devotion toward others in the family. 

Grandparents tried many times to persuade grandchildren 
to stay on the farm. They would drop hints and start up 
conversations. They argued that the land has been in the family 
for years and tradition would be lost as well as the land. 

Children were rewarded by gifts and financial imbursements 
for doing well on report cards, or if they did their chores 
for a given period of time. 
C. Robert A. Lindstrom - Parents 

Children all have different ambitions than fathers career, 
examples: Biological major; physical education instructor; 
dietition, and dental assistant. All of which differ from 
father's job. 



Accepted very well, trend for women to go into individual 
ca reers . 

Grandparents never tried to persuage children what career 
to pursue, but they do take a very keen interest into choice 
of ca ree rs . 

Success was rewarded by verbal praise. Materialistic 
views are not accented by parents. 



Life Cycle 

A. Clarence R. Lindstrom - Fraternal Grandparents 

New babies were usually the center of attention at every 
family gathering. Sometimes babies were the reasons for get- 
togethers. Lots of love and affection toward the newborns 
was always expressed. 

Children were considered a child until the age of 16. When 
the age of 16 was reached, the child was referred to as a young 
man or young woman. They were now able to take on more 
responsibility. Adolescence was not a special phase, primarily 
because the term was not defined as of yet. 

Aging was an accepted fact of life. 'Everyone must go 
sometime'. God has our fates already decided. 

Grandfathers usually lived with children after spouse had 
passed away . 



B. Bjarne H. Lund - Maternal Grandparents 

Babies were given lots of love and attention by everyone. 
Usually the center of attention. 

Adolescence was recognized as a separate stage of child 
development. It was the period between twelve and sixteen and 
seventeen. The period when children start to mature mentally 
and physically. 

Adult responsibilities were taken on at about the age of 
twelve. In the rural settong on the farm, the children had more 
things expected of them because there was many different chores. 

C. Robert A. Lindstrom - Parents 

Babies were always the center attraction in a family 
gathering. Always treated with love. 

A child is not a child when he can readily accept some 
responsibilities. Adolescence is a stage that each child goes 
through. Some children reach it very early, and others very 
slowly. It's the type of phase every child goes through. 

Parents live with children when their spouse is dead or 
ill, and then the children help provide for parents. 



X . M i g rat i on 

A. Clarence R. Lindstrom - Fraternal Grandparents 

Great-great-grandfather migrated from Sweden. He came 
over as a farmer looking for better opportunities due to bad 
harvests and seasons in Sweden. He was followed by brothers 
until most of the family had come across to the U.S. 



I 



Family members never went back and there was none or very 
little communication with home country. 
B. Bjarne H, Lund - Maternal Grandparents. 

Bjarne himself was the first one to migrate to the U.S. 
He came over with his sister. Looking for the promising 
opportunities in the U.S. 

Bjarne never wrote home, but his sister did. They did not 
write very much because the mail was slow. Grandfather would 
tell funny stories about life and humerous events in Norway. 



LINNEMAN, JA^!ICE KAY, 1952- 



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

ear Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and 
|;hers studying American families, we are asking you to fill out the forms 
jlow. This will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily made over 
ito an index which will permit archive users ready access to just those 
Inds of family histories needed. 

. SURVEY Office Use Code 

1. Your name Janice Kay Linneman (id # ) 

Date of form April 6, 1977 

(ID it ) 

2. Your college: Rock Valley College 

Rockford,Illinois 

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

Before 1750 1750-1800 1800-1850 



X 1850-1900 1900 or later 



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

New England (Mass ., Conn. ,R. I . ) Middle Atlan t Ic (N . Y . ,Penna . , N.J 



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

(La . ,Miss . ,Ala , ,Tenn,Ky . ) _} Wast South Central (Ark . ,N .M . ,Tex ., Ok . ) 

X East North Central (Mich ., Ohio , Ind . ) Pacif ic (Cal . , Wash . ) 

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

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

X Farming Mining Shopkeeping or small business 

Transportation Big Business Manufacturing 



X Professions Industrial Labor Other 



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

Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian Methodist 



X Bap tis t Episcopalian Congregational Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon X Other Protestant Other (name) 



What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

Swedish Other Scandinavian X German French 

Blacks Indiana Mexicans Puerto Ricans Eastern Europe 



Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish 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 Bibles Family Genealogies 

family members Land Records The U.S. Census 

Vital Records 



J^ Photographs Maps Other 



FAMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name Charles Linneman Current Residence 

Date of birth October 16,1895 Place of bir th c^+op v^o^^c!^^ County 

Date of death Freeport. Illinoi^l ace of burial nhappi Hill npi^ P tery 

Education (number of years); 

grade s choo 1 X high school vocational - College 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1 s t Farminig: D ate s 1 s t Freeport area D ate s 

farms 
2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3 r d D ate s 3 r d Da t e s_ 

4 th D ate s 4 t h D a t e s_ 

Religion Protestant 

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



Place of Marriage to your grandmo ther Freeport . 111. date npn. ?l,lQ?n 
NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or anothei 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Margaret M. Meiners Current Residence 90R Sn , Wa 1 nut , Freepor ^ 



Date of birth March 18. 1901 Place of birth Pr-PPpm^-h, in 
Date of death Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school X high.;- school vocational 

college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

Ist housewife Dates Ist Pr^oopnT^t '^re ff Dates 

farms 
2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3 r d .D ate s 3 r d Da t e s 

4th Dates 4th_ Dates 

Religion Protestant 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Fi-PPpoT't., Jll da te Den . 21 , 1 Q2n 

NOTE: If your father was raised (i:o age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give that data on the back of this page 
(A-2) . 



A-2 Stepgrandf ather (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

c >j 1 1 e g e 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



_lst_ 
2nd_ 

.3rd_ 
4th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 

Dates 

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) 

Name Current Residence 



date 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school 

col lege 



vocational 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 

2nd 

.3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Da tes_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Religion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather^ 



Date 



G.. Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Harry Breckters Current Residence 



Date of birth August 20, I8Q7 Place of birth Bvron. Illinois 

Date of death November 25. I9 63 Place of burial nregnn, Tllinnjg 

Education (number of years): 

grade school X high school vocational college_ 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1 s t Farming D ate s 1 s t Oregon. 111. ° ^ ^ ^ ^ 

o , area 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

4th Dates 4th Dates 

Religion Protestant 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother Oregon, Illinoi s '^^^^ Df^c. ?. , 191^f 

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

D. Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Grace Wiltfang Current Residence 



Date of birth May 11, 189^ Place of birth nr-Pg^n, Illinois 

Date of death December 7, 19^6 Place of burial Qregnn, Illinois 

Education (number of years) 

grade school X high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1 s t housewife D a t e s 1 s t Pregon, n 1 . D ate s 

area 
2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3 r d D ate s 3 r d D ate s 

4 th Dates 4 th Dates 

Religion Protestant 

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



Place of marriage to your grandf ather Oregon, Illinois ^^^ ^ec ,2.1<^il\ 

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

^^' - '^^ ptV^ l*W!S*ai«2*s.'«m' tKe- b"ack of this page (D-2) 



C-2 Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school_ 

Occupation (s) 



1st 
2nd 
3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college_ 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 11 g 1 o n 

Political parties, civil or sociil clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



Date 



S tepgrandmo ther (your mother's side) 
Name 


Current Residence 


Date of birth 

Date of death 

Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

Occupat ion(8) 

1st Dates 


Place of birth 
Place of burial 

vocational college 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 


2nd Dates 


2nd Dates 


3rd Dates 


3rd Dates 


4th Dates 


4th Dates 


Religion 


, sorori ties , etc . 


Political party, civil or social clubs 






Place of marriage to your grandfather 


Date 




1 



8 

Your Father 

Name Clarence C. Linneman Current Residence 1 51 R So. ^Valniit^ P rPPpnT-t , T1 1 

Date of birthMay 2^, I927 Place of bitth Stephfinsnn f^nunt.y 

Date of Death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 high - school 1 vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Farming Dates l939-1Q^6 Is t PreppoT-t, Til T)ates iQL^^_^^^ Q 

(323 ^. American) 
2nd Mechanic Dates l9^6-present 2nd Freeport. 111. Dates i q<^8_ 

(I5I8 So. Walnut) present 
3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

4th Dates 4th Dates 



Religion Protestant 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your mother Oregon^ 111. date Dnt.nhPr ?9^ 19^9 

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 Harriet Breckters Current Residence 



Date of birth March "3, 1933 Place of birth Oregon, Illinois 

Date of death October 31. 1970 Place of burial Qhapel HiU, Frooport 

Education (number of years) 

grade s chool 8 highr s chool vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t Housewife D ate s 1 s t Freeport, 111. D ate 4924.9-196 8 

2nd Dates 2nd Freeport. 111. Dates 1 968-t9 - 

70 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



4 th Dates 4 th Dates_ 

Religion Protestant 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father Oregon^ 111. date Qr>-(-nber ?9, 19^1-9 

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



E-2 Stepfather 



Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
2nd_ 

.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Religion 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLace of marriage to your mother_ 
F-2 Stepmother 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Date 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



_college_ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



_2nd_ 
3rd 
4th 



Religion 

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



Da tes_ 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your father 



date 



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

Name Janice Kay Linneman 



Place of birth Freeport. 111. Date of birth October 10^ 1 Q52 

Number of years of schooling I6 tO date Occupation Drafts pers on 

Residence l672 Ethel,Rockf O Kdr i tal Status Single 

Number of children Q death 

Name Kathie Jean Linneman 

Place of birth Freeport, 111. Date of birth February 7^ 19 55 

Number of years of schooling 13 years Occupation housewife & clerk 

Residence Rockford^ Illinois Mar i t al Status Marripfi 

Number of children 1 death 

Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence ^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 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name __^______ 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



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

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

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I wish to thank my paternal grandmother, father and 
relatives for their loving direction and encouragement in 
the growth of this project and my life. To them, and future 
generations I dedicate this poem which has enlightened my 
thoughts. 

DESIDERATA 

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what 
peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without 
surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth 
quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and 
ignorant, they too have their story. 

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to 
the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may 
become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and 
lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well 
as your plans. 

Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it 
is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exer- 
cise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full 
of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there 
is, many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life 
is full of heroism. 

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither 
be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and dis- 
enchantment it is perennial as the grass. 



Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrender- 
ing the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield 
you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with 
imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. 
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You 
are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the 
stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is 
clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. 



INTRODUCTION 

I found this family history to be a rewarding but also a 
frustrating project. It was rewarding to discover information 
about those who came before me. I found it an encouragement 
to know that my ancestors had problems, disappointments and 
sorrows in life but they were able to rise above them and find 
happiness. 

I found frustration in not being able to reach back very 
far into the families history. Also some of the information 
obtained was inexplicit and incomplete. Only one living 
grandparent was my main source of information. The family 
records were poorly kept and when my ancestors came to America 
from Germany their German history was forgotten. So this 
project is the foundation of information upon which future 
generations may build. 



CHARLES LINNEMAN 
(Paternal Grandfather) 

Charles Linneman was bom to Frank and Gesina (Amelsberg) 
Linneman on October l6, 1895. 

Charles' father, Frank, came from Germany as a young man 
seeking a life of prosperity and happiness in America. He 
chose to settle in Florence Township, Stephenson County, 
Illinois to pursue an occupation of farming. 

Charles' mother, Gensina, was a native of America but her 
parents, Fred and Taalke Amelsberg, came from Germany. Fred 
and Taalke came to America in the early l860's from around 
Ihren, Ostriesland, Germany. They came to the new land, as 
did many of their friends before them, to find religious fulfill- 
ment and a chance for prosperity. The Ameslbergs settled in 
Florence Township in Illinois because their friends that had 
come to America before them had established a church in that 
area. 

So it was on a farm in Stephenson County, Illinois that 
Charles Linneman began his life an enjoyed childhood. He had no 
opportunity to get lonely for he had four brothers and three 
sisters. 

He worked hard six days a week in the fields, becoming 
tanned and toughened under the hot sun. On Sundays he and his 
family attended the Baileyville Baptist Church and spent the day 
visiting friends or resting at home. Days and years passed in 
this manner as he grew to manhood. 



What a beautiful man he was. He had a very mild tempera- 
ment and a loving, kind easy going personality, Charles had 
the talent of working hard and of growing and reaping farm crops. 
With his easy going, kind personality he could reach out to a 
person and help you forget your troubles. Maybe that's what 
Maggie Meiners admired about Charlie. 



MARGARET MEINERS 
(Paternal Grandmother) 

Margaret M. Meiners began her life on March 18, 1901. She 
was the daughter of John and Emma (Dewall) Meiners. 

Maggie's father, John, died September 19. 1903 when Maggie 
was only two yeard old, so very little is known of him. 

Maggie's mother, Emma Dewall, was born around Forreston, 
Illinois on November 25, 1862 to Mr. and Mrs. Meinert Dewall. 
She married John Meiners on March 11, 1890, and from their union 
Maggie was born. 

Maggie grew up on her parent's farm in Florence Township, 
Stephenson County, Illinois, She had two sisters and three 
brothers. 

After Maggie's father died her mother took over managing 
the farm. She must have been a strong woman to run a farm and 
raise six children; the youngest being only three months old. 

So as soon as Maggie was old enough to feed a chicken or 
wash a dish she began a life of hard farm work. She also 
attended school when possible. She was only able to complete 
five or six grades because she was needed on the farm. 

Church services were attended regularly by Maggie, her 
mother and brothers and sisters. Their faith in God and life 
kept them strong as years passed. 

Maggie had the talent to care for the needs of those around 
her. She had a loving, giving spirit combined with a strong 



will. All were gifts she came to use and need in her union 
to Charles Linneman and through the years that passed quickly 
by. 



CHARLES LINNEMAN & MAGARET MEINERS 
(Their Life Together) 

Charles and Maggie lived on neighboring farms near Free- 
port, Illinois. They met one summer afternoon as one family 
helped the other threshing. Courting consisted of going to 
church together on Sundays and attending social functions in 
Freeport. Charles and Maggie married on the Meiners* farm on 
December 21, 1920. 

Charles Linneman, along with the help of his brother 
Frank, ran the Linneman farm because their parents moved to 
Pasadena, California around 1919-1920. So Charles brought his 
wife, Maggie, to the Linneman farm to make their home. They 
lived there only a short time when Charles' parents sold the 
farm in Illinois. So Maggie and Charlie looked for a farm to 
rent. Little did they know that it was only the beginning of 
many moves to come. 

As years passed children were born to Charlie and Maggie 
until they reached the total of four: Edith, Gladys, Clarence 
and Delores. Each child brought joy, more responsilDility and 
(as times grew rough) more hard work to provide for them. 

The 1930 's came and with them came the great depression. 
Outliving the depression was a hard task. Charles and his 
brother, Frank, owned a steam engine so they started a thresh- 
ing business. Living on the farm provided food for the family 
and Maggie used the money from an inheritance to get by. They 
struggled for a number of years and things gradually grew 



better. 

Finally, tired of moving from farm to farm, Charles moved 
his family into the town of Freeport, Illinois. This was in 
19J4'6 when Charlie found a job at Burgess Battery. Maggie 
remained at home, providing good care for her almost grown 
family. 

One by one Edith, Gladys, Clarence and Delores grew to 
adulthood, found jobs and mates and left home, 

Charles worked at Burgess Battery for 11 years. He was 
then employed at Chapel Hill Cemetery for nine years. During 
this time five grandchildren were added to the Linneman clan. 

On December 21, 1970 Charles and Margaret celebrated 
fifty years of marriage. A quiet family celebration with 
dinner in a Rockford restaurant mark this milestone of their 
lives. The happiness of that moment was short lived for 
Charles died August 13, 1971 » leaving Maggie to carry on 
alone . 



CLARENCE CHARLES LINNEMAN 
(Father) 

Clarence was born May 2^■t 1927 on a farm in Stephenson 
County to Charles and Margaret Linneman. Ke had three sisters, 

He started school in 1932 and experienced the hardships 
of the depression. His days were spent not only in the class- 
room but after school there were farm chores, 

Sunday was the day of rest for Clarence, parents and 
sisters. They all went to church services at Baileyville 
Baptist Church on Sunday morning and enjoyed the afternoons 
visiting friends or relatives. Sometimes this was trying for 
Clarence because he had to sit quietly in a chair and listen 
to the adults. 

In the earlier decades farms were rented on the first of 
March of every year. It was at that time the landlord could 
kick you off the farm or, if the place wasn't producing for 
the farmer, he could move. So in nineteen years of farming 
Clarence and family moved seven or more times. At the age of 
ten, Clarence was doing a man's full day of work. He rose at 
five every morning and worked until 7 or 8 in the evening, 
sometimes being to tired for supper. 

Clarence quit school after his sophomore year in high 
school. He found it difficult to get up at k A.M. to milk 
cows, then walk a mile or more to a friend's home for a ride. 
During winter months he often rode to school in the rumble 



seat of the car. So on a work permit he quit school. 

Clarence did not serve in any armed forces during World 
War II because of an agricultural release. 

In 19^6 Clarence, parents and sisters moved to Freeport, 
Illinois. Clarence went job hunting and found one at Micro 
Switch. After three months of working in the stock room he 
realized it wasn't for him and he left. 

He dreamed of being a mechanic because he seemed to have 
a talent for fixing anything broken. Ironically, the Ford 
garage had an ad in the Freeport Journal Standard for a 
mechanic to "earn while you learn". Clarence applied for and 
got the job at $35.00 a week. 

Clarence was blessed with the creative ability to make 
many things he needed and repair anything. He could rebuild 
a car or truck in no time. He had talents in electronics also, 
From time to time his temper flared and his will was strong, 
but he had understanding, sympathy, and a gentle hand when it 
was needed. 



HARRY BRECKTERS 
(Maternal Grandfather) 

Harry was bom to Henry and Mary (Reiken) Breckters on 
April 20, 1897. He was bom at home on a farm near Byron, 
Illinois. 

Harry's mother was a native of Illinois, being bom there 
February 1, 1872. But Harry's father came to American from 
Br emman, Germany in 1881. He came to the new land to avoid the 
draft in Germany and to prosper. Henry was born near Bremman, 
Germany on November 29, 1865 . 

Harry's childhood was spent working on the Byron farm, 
attending school and there was always church to go to on Sunday. 
He was soon required to take on the duties and responsibilities 
of his father. His father died of pneumonia March 11, 1912 
when Harry was l4. So Harry had to provide for his mother and 
sister, Minnie. 

He didn't serve in World War I because of his flat feet. 
He met Grace Wiltfang in 1913 at a church function and soon chose 
her as his bride. 



GRACE WILTFANG 
(Maternal Grandmother) 

Grace Wiltfang was bom to Peter and Seeka (Bush) Wiltfang 
on May 11, 189^. She was born on a farm in Minnesota. 

Grace's mother, Seeka, was a native of the United States, 
being born here in I872, Grace's father, Peter, came to 
America from Germany at the age of fourteen. He was born in 
Germany on January 1?, 1868. 

Grace spent her early childhood on the farm in Minnesota 
but later came with her family to farm in Illinois. 

Religion played an important part in the lives of the 
Wiltfangs and Grace carried her strong faith in God with her 
throughout life. She had a loving, giving and gentle person- 
ality. She had the talent to play the organ by ear and never 
required lessons. 

As a young woman she became the bride of Harry Breckters. 



HARRY BRECKTERS & GRACE WILTFANG 
(Life Together) 

Harry Breckters and Grace Wiltfang were married on 
December 2, 191^. To their union was given seven children; 
two boys and five girls. One son died a year after birth. 

Harry and Grace and their children lived on a farm near 
Oregon, Illinois. Day after day they worked the land, 
struggling to put food on the table and clothes on their 
backs. As soon as the children were old enough to feed a 
chicken, their life of back breaking farm work began. All the 
children quit school before or during the eighth grade because 
it was so difficult to work on the farm and go to school. 

Harry was strict and sometimes unfair in his discipline 
of the children. Grace made up for it in lots of motherly love. 
Harry and Grace raised their family in a religious atmosphere, 
attending church on Sunday. 

Not only did the family have the burden of hard farm work, 
but Grace and the girls also had to care for an invalid sister. 
Janet, the third daughter born to Harry and Grace, was born 
with what was then called an internal water head. Her head 
grew at a faster rate than her body so she never moved away 
from her bed. Grace cared for her well until Grace's death on 
December 7, 19^6. 

Harriet was the only child left on the farm except for 
Grace, the fourth daughter, and her husband, Elmer. They cared 



for Janet after Grace's death. 

In March of 19^9 Harry told his children he would marry 
Anne Reiken, Harriet, Grace and Elmer did not like her and 
chose to leave the farm. In one week they had found a home in 
Rockford, Illinois. Grace and Elmer provided a home for 
Harriet and Janet until Janet died January 31, 19^9* and 
Harriet married Clarence Linneman October 29, 19^9. 

Harry left the farm with his new bride in 19^9 and moved 
to Oregon, Illinois. Harry worked at the piano factory for a 
while until they bought a restaurant in Oregon. They only 
worked the restaurant for a short time because Anne and Harry 
divorced. 

Harry spent the last years working in the piano factory 
and living in a hotel room in Oregon. After a long fight with 
cancer, Harry died in Rockford Memorial Hospital November 25, 
1963. 



HARRIET ARLENE BRECKTERS 

Harriet was born on March 3, 1933 to Grace and Harry 
Breckters. She was the seventh child, with one brother living, 
one deceased, and five sisters. She was bom and spent her 
childhood on the Breckter farm near Oregon, Illinois. 

She grew up working hard day and night on the farm. There 
were times, because of poor health, that she couldn't work but 
was forced to. As a child she had rheumatic fever and her 
parents didn't realize the seriousness of the illness so pro- 
per medical care was not given her. This weakened her heart. 

She walked many miles each day to the country school. 
Harriet graduated from 8th grade and went no further in her 
education. She stopped learning from the books to begin learn- 
ing from life. 

Harriet never worked outside the home or away from the 
farm. When she left the farm to live with her sister and brother- 
in-law, she helped care for her invalid sister. 

In Harriet's sixteenth year (19^9) her invalid sister, 
Janet, died. In October of 19^9 she married Clarence Linneman, 

Harriet was a loving, giving person. Always full of gentle- 
ness and joy. Her smile could warm the coldest heart. She had 
the talent to grow plants and make friends with many. She was 
angelic. 



CLARENCE LINNEMAN & HARRIET BRECKTERS 
(Their Life Together) 

Clarence Linneman met Harriet Breckters at the White Pines 
Roller Rink near Oregon, Illinois. It was ladies choice on the 
skate floor and Harriet asked Clarence to skate. That began 
their dating game. They dated for a year or more, then Clarence 
popped the question. They chose to marry on October 29, 19^9. 
Clarence was 22 years old and Harriet was l6 years old. 

Clarence and Harriet were married Saturday, October 29 at 
the Ebenezer Church outside of Oregon, Illinois at 2i30 P.M. 
The bride wore a gray suit (that's all Harriet could afford 
because her father didn't want to pay for the wedding) and had 
a corsage of a red rose and white carnation. Attending the 
couple were the bride's sister, Mrs. Grace Henley, and the 
grooms brother-in-law, Ray Arjes. 

A reception was held in the home of Seek and Willis Riemer 
(the bride's sister). A wedding trip to Niagara Falls, New 
York began their life together. ..,, 

Their first home was at 323 West American Street in Freeport, 
Illinois. Harriet worked at home while Clarence worked for Henry 
Huey as a tractor mechanic. i . 

A daughter was born to them on October 10, 1952. They 
named her Janice Kay. On February 7. 1955 Kathie Jean joined the 
Linneman family. 



While working at Henry Huey's (an Oliver tractor dealer), 
Clarence met Dave Brandon and they became good friends. Dave 
convinced Clarence to farm Mr. Henry's farm. So Clarence quit 
his job with Henry Huey and started farming again, 

Clarence and Harriet tried farming in Harmon, Illinois 
for eight months, then moved to a farm in Shannon, Illinois. 
They worked the Johnson farm in Shannon for eight months. By 
then Clarence realized there was no future in farming and they 
returned to Freeport. They were able to return to renting the 
323 American Street apartment where they had previously lived. 
It was fortunate that Clarence's parents, Margaret and Charles, 
owned the apartment. 

Clarence began a new job at the Freeport Garage. He was 
there until 1958 when he found a better job at Bennett & Hoefer, 
Inc. At that job he was his own boss, keeping all the cement 
trucks, semi trucks and equipment in perfect running order. 

Harriet cared for her home and family well but her health 
was poor. Besides having a damaged heart from rheumatic fever 
as a child, she later became burdened with epilepsy. With the 
aid of drugs she was able to control her condition. Most of 
her epilepsy spells came at night, during sleep. These spells 
occurred approximately three or more times a year. At times 
her family feared for her life and placed her in the hospital. 

In 1968 Clarence, Harriet and their family were able to 
stop renting the apartment on American Street and buy a home 



of their own. They moved to 1518 South Walnut Street in Free- 
port, Illinois. Shortly after the move, Harriet's health 
began to fail. The epilepsy spells seemed to occur more often. 
On October 3, 1970 she had a stroke in the early morning hours. 
She was taken to the Freeport Memorial Hospital. For a month 
Clarence and the girls remained by her hospital bed, praying 
and hoping for a recovery. None came and she died at about 
3jOO A.m., October 31, 1970. On a rainy November 3 she was 
buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery outside of Freeport. 

; Clarence, Kathie and Jan returned to 1518 So. Walnut and 
resumed their lives 

In 1973 Jan left home to live and work in Rockford, 
Illinois. Kathie graduated from Freeport High School in June 

of 1973. 

Bennett and Hoefer burned to the ground in 1973 and 
Clarence had to look for a new job. Because his mechanical 
talent was known all over Freeport, he had no trouble finding 
a job. He was approached by Dick Kurtz and hired as manager 
of maintenance for the Kurtz truck dealership. Clarence 
worked there only three months because Mr. Kurtz had a diffi- 
cult personality to deal with. 

Freeport Fast Freight then grabbed Clarence's mechanical 
abilities. He worked there for one year. Because the economy 
was bad the trucking firm closed up. 



On June 1, 197^ Clarence gave his daughter, Kathie, away 
in marriage to Scott Johnson. On September 27, 1974 he married 
Glenda Broege. It was so joyous to have Dad marry a fine 
Christian woman such as Glenda. His daughters were happy. 

Clarence now (1977) works for the Stephenson Service Com- 
pany as a mechanic. He and Glenda live at 1518 So. Walnut. 
Glenda works part time as a super secretary for Carl E. Killion 
& Associates, Inc. We are all growing in love as a happy 
family. 



JANICE KAY LINNEMAN 

Life began for me in St. Francis Hospital, Freeport, 
Illinois at 12:^5 A.M., October 10, 1952. Doctors weren't 
sure whether or not I could expect to live because I was one 
month premature, ^ pounds 9 ounces and wouldn't begin to 
breathe. But I thought I would give living a try and a cry 
for breath came forth; life began. 

Three weeks after birth my parents, Clarence and Harriet 
Linneman, brought me home to 323 West American Street, Freeport, 
Illinois. I had my parents' love and affection to myself until 
February 7, 1955 when my sister, Kathie, came along. Now I had 
someone to grow with, play with and fight with. 

In 1959 we shared all the childhood diseases; mumps, 
measles, colds and flu. 

I. started kindergarten in 1957 at Blackhawk Grade School 
which was seven blocks from my home. I walked to school each 
day with a girlfriend that was a few years older than I. At 
the end of each school day I would run home to find mom with 
an apple or cookie and milk. Mom, Kathie and I spent an hour 
with our refreshments, sharing experiences of the day. After 
that it was homework time. 

At 5O0 on week days father came home from work, welcomed 
with kisses. Kathie and I each sat on a knee to talk with Dad 
before supper. If homework was done and we had helped with 



dishes we were able to watch T.V. before the 8t30 bedtime. 

Saturday the family ran errands in the afternoon when 
Dad was home from work. Sundays we all went to Sunday School 
and church; then for a ride in the Ford around the countryside 
or for a visit with relatives or friends. 

Holidays, like the summers, were special times. On 
holidays ray family got together with relatives for dinner. 
On Christmas we exchanged gifts with one person whose name we 
picked at random at the Thanksgiving get together. On Easter 
Grandma and Grandpa hid Easter candy in the back yard and the 
grandchildren would look for it. 

Discipline was handled mainly by father. When discipline 
was needed Dad spanked us with a yard stick. Mom would lecture 
us. Whenever my sister or I misbehaved during the day Mom said, 
"Wait until your father gets home". One day I anticipated a 
spanking when Dad got home so I put a few comic books in the 
seat of my pants. I got no spanking and felt foolish standing 
before my father with books in my pants. 

I attended the Freeport Junior High School for my seventh 
through ninth grade education. It was in the ninth grade that 
I became interested in Art and Architecture. I spent evenings 
and summers sketching, painting, drawing floor plans and build- 
ing model homes. 

My summers of leisure and helping Mom around home ended 
in the summer of ray fifteenth year. It was then that I 



detasseled com for $1.35 per hour and a great tan. I came 
home nights and cried from fatigue. In August of that year I 
applied for a job at the Jolly Troll Restaurant, I got a job 
there cutting pies. I bought a bicycle to transport my body 
and mind to my stimulating job. 

After three or four months, I quit the Jolly Troll because 
I had gotten a job at the Freeport Memorial Hospital. On the 
weekends and holidays I worked as a maid in the maternity 
ward of the hospital. That job was educational but I left it 
after a year because I had found a job at the Kroger Grocery 
Store. It was a union grocery store so the pay was very good. 
I started working for $1.95 per hour in November of I969. 

I attended grades 10 through 12 at Freeport Senior High 
School. I took all the required Math, English and Science 
courses and some Spanish and Art classes. 

• In my junior year of high school I took Auto Mechanics 
and Mechanical Drawing. Because my father was a super auto 
and truck mechanic, I grew up with an interest in mechanical 
things. I continued my mechanics and drafting courses in my 
senior year with questions and odd looks from the guys in my 
classes. . 

The year of 1970 was a major year in my life. It started 
out to be an average senior year in high school but by February 
things began to change. I tried out for the Plymouth Trouble- 
Shooting contest in my Auto Mechanics class. I and my fellow 



mechanic girlfriend, Sally Kohl, plus four males tried out for 
the contest. For the try-outs our teacher bugged the electri- 
cal system on one of the shop engines and we had to fix it as 
quickly as possible. We all practiced but never had to try out 
because a few days later we received word that only seniors 
could enter. Sally and I were the only seniors trying out and 
automatically became the representatives of Freeport High in 
the Illinois Plymouth contest. Our teacher was thrilled to 
have. the first female mechanics ever to enter the contest. 
Sally was happy; I was shocked. I had prayed many nights for 
such an opportunity and God had answered. 

The Trouble-Shooting contest was to be Saturday, May 16, 
1970 at the Chrysler plant in Chicago. We had two months to 
practice, Sally was to be the electrical specialist and I was 
the carburetion specialist. Besides doing homework I had to 
take apart and put together a two barrel carburetor as fast as 
I could every night. For practice Mr. Walters, the Mechanics 
teacher, placed bad parts in the electrical and carburetion of 
a Plymouth Fury and we fixed it as fast as possible. We even 
had to be fast at running to the car and opening the hood. 

The big day came. We arrived in Chicago at eight in the 
morning and began the contest with written tests on all functions 
of the car. Because Sally and I were the first females in the 
contest, we decided to show off a little by wearing dresses 
during the tests. We had made special jumpsuits with racing 



stripes and the Plymouth emblem on them to wear while working 
on the car. 

Our practice had payed off when it came time to repair the 
car. The starting gun went off and I had the car hood open; 
the carburetor off the engine and on my work table in pieces in 
three minutes flat (my best timing ever). Sally had her body 
inside the engine compartment and was busy with the distributor. 
We had the car running in 30 minutes. When we drove it to the 
testing station everything was perfect. 

One of the Chicago high schools we had been competing with 
for 1st place for three consecutive years had won 1st place in 
1970. Sally and I were happy and thrilled to have won 2nd place 
among thirty high schools and ten colleges in Illinois. So we 
came home with trophies for both of us and one large trophy 
for Freeport High. Years have passed since then and I have 
been very grateful for those mechanic lessons. It has saved me 
a lot of money for work on my car; work that I can do myself. 

June 4, 1970 I graduated from Freeport High School with 
honors in Industrial Arts. I had also been fortunate to have 
been on the honor roll each semester with a 3.25 grade average. 
My rank was 96 out of 429 students. 

The summer of 1970 was fantastic. I bought my first car, 
a 1965 Ford Mustang. I worked at Kroger grocery store as a 
checker and played in the sun; enjoying the love of my parents, 
sister, and a young man from church (The Evangelical Free Church 
of Freeport) that I had been dating. 

In September of 1970 I started Highland Community College, 



majoring in Mecahnical Drafting. On October 3, 1970 disaster 
struck; my mother (37 years old) had a stroke. She was placed 
in the Freeport hospital and all month long I prayed and hoped 
for her recover but she died October 31, 1970. The pain and 
sorrow of the loss of my mother reached deep into my heart and 
soul, but life had to go on. 

Dad, Kathie and I took on the household chores now. 
Kathie, a sophomore in high school and 15 years old, did the 
laundry because she didn't like the way I did it. Dad became 
good at cooking and I cleaned the house. I also tried cooking 
for the three of us but they didn't care for my vegetarian 
menus. Yes, I have been a vegetarian since the age of eight. 
It was then that I decided no longer to eat animals so I began 
eating only vegetables, fruits, nuts, cheese and milk; but no 
eggs. : 

In the fall and spring of 1971-72 I commuted from Free- 
port to Rockford to attend Rock Valley Junior College full 
time. I wanted to major in Architectural Drafting and Build- 
ing Construction and Highland college had no such programs so 
they paid my out-of-district tuition. 

In January of 1973 I bought a new 304 V-8 Gremlin X for 
$2,100 and thought of it as my first race car. (Yes, I dream 
of being a race car driver. ) 

It was also in January that I discovered I had a stomach 
ulcer. In February of that year I got mononucleosis (a virus 



that causes fatigue and weakness) which caused me to drop my 
Rock Valley College part-time classes. I spent five weeks 
trying to recover from this sickness. 

While attending Rock Valley College I applied at differ- 
ent architectural and engineering firms in Rockford looking 
for a drafting job. Without drafting experience and only half 
of my drafting education I had difficulty finding a job. But 
in April of 1973 Beling Engineering Consultants gave me a 
chance at drafting and learning mechanical design of a build- 
ing. I quit Krogers where I was making $3.00 an hour and 
started at Beling Engineering Consultants for $1.75 an hour. 
I hungered for experience so I worked 40 hours a week for a 
lov/ wage, I commuted from home in Freeport to work in Rock- 
ford for a while. 

When I started working at Beling Engineering I m§t my 
future brother-in-law. He was a healthy, blond, intelligent, 
talented Swede, whose qualities were much like my sister's. 
Besides all that he was crazy and a lot of fun. Between his 
humorous personality and mine we were able to retain our 
sanity at the B.E.C. drawing boards. 

In August of 1970 I had a dinner party to introduce 
Scott Johnson to Kathie Linneman. 

In January of 197^ I demanded $2.50 an hour at B.E.C. 
and got it. I went apartment hunting in Rockford and, 
through a friend of my aunt, was able to rent a two room 



apartment on 9th Street in Rockford, Illinois for $75 a 
month. I could stand in one room and tour the whole apart- 
ment! The worst thing was sharing the bathroom with an 
elderly woman. 

By the spring of 197^ I watched depression, self-pity 
and loneliness flow into my life and thoughts of suicide 
flashed in my mind. My apartment was drab and closing in 
on me. I could only afford one class at school so I had an 
urge to study art again, I took one sketching class which 
caused a bit of frustration because it would not help me 
make a living. My drafting job was so poorly paying it was 
hard making ends meet. My date life was running low. I 
was accustomed to three or four different dates in a week- 
end and I was now down to one date every two weeks. My 
sister was planning marriage and Dad was thinking of remar- 
rying. This made me feel more alone. It was then, at my 
lowest moment, God whispered, "you're not alone, I'll help 
you". 

I changed my outlook on life. I read psychology books 
to understand myself and others. Through a friend at work, 
I was able to move into a beautiful two bedroom apartment. 
It was a spacious six room apartment overlooking Sinissippi 
Park in Rockford, Illinois. I now resided (and still do) 
at 1672 Ethel Avenue. I got a part-time job as a checker 
at North Main Eagle food store. The pay was great, starting 



at $3.85 an hour with a raise in a month and every six months 
after that. I made more money checking than drafting. For 
two years I worked two jobs and went to Rock Valley College. 

A dream came true for me in April of 1975. One day I 
was sitting at my drawing board at Beling Engineering when I 
received a phone call. It was from a local architect, wishing 
to employ me as his draftsman. He had recently started his 
own business and needed someone to do his drafting. My work 
had been recommended to him. The job worked out well because 
Dick.Hynes was beginning to design solar homes and I had a 
good background in heating design. 

In September of 1976 I quit working at Eagle because I 
planned to work 40 hours for Dick Hynes and go to Rock Valley 
College full time. I decided to get serious about a degree 
so I could transfer to an institution of higher education. 
No one knows what the future holds. 

In May of 1976 I became an aunt for the first time. My 
sister, Kathie, had married Scott Johnson June 1, 197^. On 
May 11, 1976 a son, Chad, joined our family. Now I enjoy 
babysitting for my lovable nephew. 

This summer (1977) I'm hoping to race my Honda Civic at 
the Blackhawk Farms Race Track. It may not happen, but it 
may also begin a new hobby for me. 

My many enjoyments and hobbies include* reading (poetry, 
psychology, technical books, etc), painting, home designing. 



yoga, exercising (at the Rockford Health Club), sewing, music, 
bicycling, and on and on. I believe in experiencing as much 
as possible from life. The end has not yet come. 



FACTS OF INTEREST DISCOVERED FROM THIS PROJECT 

Harriet Breckters Linneman's life was filled with the 
number three. She was bom in the third month of the year, 
March; on the third day of 1933. She became seriously ill 
and died in the third decade of her life. She became ill 
on October 3, 1970, died on October 31, 1970 at about; 3 A.M. 
and was buried on the third day of the week (Tuesday), 
November 3t 1970. v 

Chad Johnson (Kathie Linneman Johnson's son) was born 
on May 11 which was his great-grandmother, Grace Wiltfang's, 
birthday. He was born on that day, 30 years after her death 
(Grace Wiltfang's death). 

Harriet Breckter's great-grandparents, grandparents, 
parents, sister and brother died in the fall and winter. 
They all died in the months between October and January, 



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