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Rock Valley College 

Educational Resources 

Center 



McANARNEYV LARRY FRANCIS. 1956- 



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PLKASK TYI'l': I'LEASK IM.ACK THKSE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF Tllh; SECOND COl'Y OF YOUR 
FAMI I.Y H 1 STORY . 

Dear Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and 
others s t u d y 1 n j-, American families, we are askinK you to fill out the forms 
below. This will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily made over 
Into a II Index which will permit archive users ready access to just those 
kinds of family histories needed. 

I • -SURVEY Office Use Code 

1. Your name Larr y Franri r M ^Arigrrr^y (I^ ^^ ) 

Date of form April 23," 1976 

(ID // ) 

2 . Your college: Rock Valley College 
Rockford, Illinois 

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

Before 1750 1750-1800 X 1800-1850 



1850-J900 1900 or later 



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

New England (Mass ., Conn . ,R . I . ) x Middle A t Ian t ic (N . Y . , I'enna . , N . .1 . 



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

(l.a . ,Mlss . , Ala . ,Tenn ,Ky . ) Wast South Central(Ark.,N.M.,Tex.,()k.) 

East North Cen t ral (Mi ch . , Oh 1 o , I nd . ) P ac i f i c (Ca 1 . , Wash . ) 

(Hawal 1 ,A 1 aska) _X_ ( i 1 1 • , Wise . ,) x Kansas 

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

X Farming x Mining , x Shopkeeping or small busines; 

__T ransportation Big Business M anufacturing 

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. 

y_ Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian Methodist 

Baptist Episcopalian Congregational Lu theran 

Quaker Mormon _0ther Protestant Other (name) 

What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 

Swedish Other Scandinavian x German French 



Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans ICastern Euro) 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 



_x Irish British Native Americans over several generations 

East Asian Other(Name) Luxembourg 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

X Interviews with other x Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

family members Land Records The U.S. Census 

Vital Records 



_x Photographs x Maps Other 



FAMILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name Harry Edward MCANARNEY Current Residence 

Date of birth ^arch 29, 1900 



DECEASED 



Date of death Dec. 8, 1971" 



Place of birth Little River, Kansas 
Place of burial R eading, Kansas 



Edaca tion (numbe r of years); 

grade school ° high school vocational 



college 



Occupation(s) 
Is t mi nar 



Dates 



-1914- 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
.1 s tFaEoersvilltjjXl^D a t e s 1914 



2nd farmer 
3rd 



Ath 



Dates 1918 

Da tes 

Dates 



2nd Reading, Ks. Dates 1920 

_3rd Dates 

4th Dates 



Catholic 



Religion_ 

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

Democrat Knights of Columbus 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother Reading, Ks, date Sept « 1 , 1920 

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 Helen Elizabeth O'Mara Current Residence Osage City . Ks. 



Date of birth June 2, 1901 
Date of death Living 



Place of birth Readi n g, Ks. 
Place (jf burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school 4_ 

college 



vocational 



_a_. 



Occupation (s) 
Is t housewife 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 
2nd 
3rd 
4 th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving hiome) 
Dates 1990 



D a t e s 
Da tes 
Date s 



R e 1 i g i o n Catholic 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 
Democrat Church S od ality 



I'lace of marriage to your grandfather Reading, K s. date Sept. 1 , 1920 

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



A-2 S tepgrandf 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 w 1 1 e g e 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Religion 



Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 

2nd_ 

.3rd 

4th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

D a t e s 

Da tes 

Dates 

Dates 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmo ther_ 
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 tional 



Occupa t ion (s) 

l8t 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving homt-) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 
Name Albe rt Joseph HAA G 



Date of birth Sept. 20, 1903 
Date of dcat h Livin g 



Current Re s i d ence Hartford, Ks. 

__Place of birth Qipe, Kansas 

Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 



h igh s chool 



vocational 



college 



Occupation(s) ^°°^ ^ business^fter 8th grade in typing and ^Pg^l^P^ residenck 



lst_ 

2nd 

3rd 



laborer 



(after leaving home) 
Dates 1921 1st Chicago. II. Dates 1921 



farmer 



farmer 
Marshall 



Dates 1922,1 Q ^.92nd Pipe, Ks. 

1949-62 Reading, Ks. 

Dates 1962- 6S 3rd Hart.fnrrt, Ks. 

^th water maintinence man Dates 196^-76 4th Hartford, Ks. 

R e 1 i R i o n Catholic 



Dates 1928-49 



1949-62 
Dates 1962-6^ 



Dates 1965-76 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, e t c 



Democrat 



Knights of Colum bus 



Place of marriage to your grandmother Olpe, fyyian, Ks. (U.Fl J)-i t ^ Ja"« Hi 1^$ _ 

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



Grandmother (your mother's side) 
j^^j^^ Helen Rose BROWN 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



March 22, 1909 



Current Residence Hartford, K s. 

Place of birth Olpe, Ks. 

Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



grade school 



high school 4_ 



vocational 



coll e g e 



Occupation(s) 

] J, J housevri.f e 


Dates 


2nd 


13 a t e s 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 


Dates 


Religion Catholic 



PLACE OF Rl'SIDKNCE 
(after leaving', ho m e ) 
1 s t Pipe, Ks. I) a I C! s 19228-49 



2 n d Reading, KS. _ 
3 r d Hartford. K s. 

4th 



Dales 1949-62 
Dales 1962-76_ 
Dates 



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

Democrat Church Ladies Aid Society Church Sdality 



P 1 a c . 

NOT !■: 



ITT'inarria g e t o your g r a n d f a t h e r__ piBe,_i^";,^^sas_(U.^7l) aTV Jan. 11 ^ . 1928 
If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (lo 



HI 



give thflrt^ d*ta on the back of t li i s page (\)-2) 



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

Name Current Residence 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 
Date oi death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupa t ion (s ) 



1st 
2nd 
3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



1st 

2nd 
3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Da t es_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



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

Name 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



Date 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



Occupa t ion ( a ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Date8_ 
Da tea 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



col 1 o >;e 



_l8t 
2nd 

.3rd 
4 th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
D .1 1 e s 



Rel Iglon 

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



Place of mnrriagu to your grandfather^ 



D a t u 



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



Name Harry KHmat-H vmaNflRMTCY, .Tt., 
Place of birth Rftariing , K!,n^»^ 



-date ,T„-|y /,J9?1. 



Number of years of school in g^ ^g 

Residence Manhattan , Ks, Marital Status Married 

Number of children o Death 



Occupation 



iJIrofessor 



Name Leon ard W illiam Mr .ANA RNT^,Y 
V 1 a c e of h 1 r th Reading, Ks . 



NumbL'r of years of schooling 

Residence Qsage City, Ks. Marital Status 

Number of children 5 Death 



date Jan. 21, 1923 

19 ccupatio n Lawyer 

Married 



N a in e James Arthur MCANARNEY 



Place of birth Reading, Ks. 



20 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Reading, Ks. Marital Status 



date Sept. 13, 1925 

Occupation Superintenden t of Schools 

Single 



Number of children 



Death 



August 



Name Alinft Kather-ine 

Place of birth Reading, Ks. 



d .1 t ^ 



Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



c c u p a t 1 o n 



193i^ 



Number of children 



Marital Statu s 
death 



_Died as infant 1936 



Name Hharlfts A1 f rftd MH ANARNFT 
Place of birth Pp.ading , Ks. 



Number of years of schooling 

R e s i d e n c e Rockf ord , II. Marital Status 

Number of children 5 Death 



d a t e Fp.h, pq, 1Q?Q 

19 c c u p a I i o n Director of Purchasing 

Married 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupa tion 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



8 . Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 

Residenc e 

Number of children 



date 



Marital Status 
death 



Oc c upa t ion_ 



Name 

IMacL' of birth 

Number of years of school ing_ 



date 



Occupation 



R I ' s i d e n c e 

Number of children 



M a r i t a 1 Status 
deatli 



Name 



Place of birth 



d a t e 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marilal Status _ _^_ 

Nuinhrr ol children _dealli 



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

1 . Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res Idence Mari tal Status 

Number of children death 



6 . Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children- death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children^ death 



10. Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Rfs 1 dence Marl tal Status 

NiimbiT of children death 



Your Father 



Name p.harlp.s Alfrftd MHANA RNEY , Current Residence Rockford. II. 

Date of birth Feb. 25, 1929 Place of bltth Reading, Ks. 

Date of Death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school_ 

'3 



4 



voca t ional 



college 4 



Post graduate 
Occupation(s) 

1st Teaahing 

2nd Teacher 



Dates 1950-51 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Lament t Ks. Dates 195(&-51 



Dates 1953-55 



2nd Bri^oria,v K5^_ 



3 r d Insurance Salesman D ate s 1955-58 



3rd Osage City, Ks. 



Dates 1953-^ 
.Dates 1955-58 



4th Superintendent of Dates i Qc;fi_Aft 



4th 



Rockford, 11^^' 



Directo§c&?°?>Srchasing I968-I976 
Religion natholic 

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



Dates l9 $?^-^8_ 
Dates 1968-?6 



Republican, ^ions Club, Knights of Columbus, Phi Sigma Kpsilon, many School Rijs. Ass. 
Place of marriage to your mother Reading, Ks. date Dec. 27, 195 1 



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



Your Mother 



Name Shirley Ann HAAG 



Date of birth May 3, 1932 



Current Residence Rockford, II. 
Place of birth Pipe, Ks. 



Date of death 

Education (number of years) 

grade school ft highj- s chool_ 



Place of burial 



voca t ional 



college 



Occupa t ion (s) 

1st Housewife & Mother 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 195 1 -76 

Dates 

Da tes 

Dates 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
iporia^-Ks> Dates 1953,5^ 



2 nd Osage City, Ks. D ate s 1955-5 8 

Lamont,Ks.& 

3 r d Ottawa AGarden Pla ifla t e s I959-68 



4th Rockford, II. 



Dates 1 968-76 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



R epu blican. Sweet Adelines, Church Sodality, B irthright and Wi nn. County Right . 1 0_lif e 

Place of marriage to your father T?paH-ing, K ^. ^^^^-Dec. 27-y-X951- 

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



E-2 Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupatlon(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4ch 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i g 1 o n 

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 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Date 



P 1 ace of b ir th 



Place of burial 



voca t ional 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



_2nd 
.'Jrd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Flare of marriage to your father_ 



date 



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

Name .TamPS AT^t-hin- MnAMARMTilY 



Place of birth Emporia, Ks. Date of birth Sept. 26, 1952 

Number of years of schoolAftg l6 Occupation Salesman 

Residence Wichita, Ks. Marital Status Single 

Number of children death 

Name Gregory A MCANARNEY 

Place of birth Emporis, Ks. Date of birth April 3, 1954 

Number of years of schooling 12-|- Occupation Student 

Residence Rockford, II. Marital Status Single 

Number of children death 

Name Bradley Alan MCANARNEY 

Place of birth Emporia, Ks Date of birth June 5. 1955 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Laborer 

Residence Rockford, II. Marital Status Single 
Number of children death 

Name Ann Patrice MCANARNEY 



Place of birth Emporia, Ks. Date of birth March 31,1958 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Student 

Residence Rockford, 111. Marital Status Single 

Number of children death 

Name Larry Francis McAnarney 

Place of birth Emporia. Ks. Date of birth October 9|1956 

Number of years of schooling 14 Occupation Student 

Residence Rockford, 111. Marital Status Single 

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 



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List of Sources 



Father Charles Alfred HcAnamey 
Mother Shirley Ann McAnamey 

Paternal GrandEXJther Helen o'Mara 
Maternal Grandfather Albert Joseph Haag 
Maternal Grandaother Helen Rose Brown HAAG 

Third Cousin Mike ? 

Cousin Justina Schapler 



1. 

vy paternal grandfather was Harry MC.y>IARNSY. Hs was born ::-rch 29, 1900 on 

a farm in Little River, Kansas. Shortly after he was born, they moved to Farr.ersville, 

Illinois. After bu^ang a farm there, they raised corn and small grain. Harry 

helped with the farm work after school and during the summer months. After graduating 

from Sth grade he went to vrork in the coal mines in Southern Illinois for two years. 

He then moved back to Little River, Kansas with his family and farmed there for a short 

period of time before moving to Reading, Kansas in 1918. After they moved to Reading, 

Kansas all the other brothers and sisters moved back to the Jacksonville, Illinois 

area. Harry was the baby in a family of four. They are as follows: 

William HCANARNEY deceased 

Leonard MCANARNEY deceased 

Gertrude MCANARNEY living 

Harry MCANARNEY deceased 

My paternal great grandparents on my grandfather's side were Edward MCANARNEY 
bom December l6, I865 in Farmersville, Illinois and his wife, Katherine Fireman 
was bom in 1872 in Farmersville, Illinois. Katherine died in 1900 after the birth 
of my grandfather, Harry. They had four children, which I already mentioned. I 
have no more information except that they were farmers. 

I'!y paternal grandmother is Helen Elizabeth O'MARA, born Jime 2, 1901 at 

Reading, Kansas on a farm. She always lived in Reading rural township on a farm 

until 1971- She graduated from Reading High School in 1919. She was married ths-. 

following year in September, She was one of a family of four girls and three boys. 

Genevieve O'MARA 

William O'MARA 

Helen O'MARA 

Anna O'M.'UIA 

Mary O'MARA 

Edward O'J-IARA Deceased 

Charles O'MARA 

My grandmother only sent me information on her parents and grandparents, so I 
could only go by what my father could recall. 

M;.- oaternal great-grandparents on my grandmother's side were 'ftilliam O'MJLRA 
ai^d Ali:a aAUGH.^,. ;;illia.. ..-.z born J-nu -ry l', l^*^? ani Alice on August I3 , 1^"7. 
They had seven children, vrilliam v;as a postmaster and fa' mer. Alice was a house- 
vfife. She died in her fifties and '.villiam in Ms seventies. 



M^' paternal great-great grandparents on tn^r grandmother's father's side v;ere 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O'MARA. I don't knov; her given narae or his occupation. They 
lived in Chicago and died before my paternal grandmother was old enough to remember. 
They moved from Chicago to Kansas in the eighteen hundreds with eight children. 
They were from an average income family, and there standard of living increased 
through the years. They and another family from Chicago established the first 
Catholic Church at Reading, Kansas. 

My paternal great-great grandparents on ny grandmother's mother's side were 
Edward and Margaret GAUGHAN, They both were bom in Polo, Illinois, and married 
there before moving to Reading, Kansas. Reading is a small town, which then had 
as it's main purpose to supply the farmers and ranchers. The Edward GAUGHANS had 
six children. His occupation v/as a rancher and she was housewife. Their standard 
of li"\,TJig was a little above average. They lived in a big two story white house 
with six bedrooms. Edward had two brothers that stayed with him and helped out 
with the farming. 

I4y paternal grandparents were Harry and Helen MCANARNEY. They were married 
September 1, 1920 at Assumption Catholic Church, at Reading, Kansas. This is the 
same church that William O'l^ARA established October 11, 1897. 

During Hariy and Helen's courtship, Hanry was reputed to have the fastest and 
finest horse and buggy in the area. They v;ere considered to be the best dance couple 
around. Harry bought his farm from his father, V7hich is a mile and three quarters 
northeast of Reading, Kansas, He began farming and raising his family. They were 
of average economic status and socially sound. During their marriage, when Harry 
was a school board member, the one-room country school burned down as a result of 
a polker game. The remainder of the school year vfas finished in the parlor of their 
home. After that year, Reading consolidated, so there wasn't a problem anymore. 
B>jring the depression tines were hard. Three of Helen's brothers and Harry's father 
and steor:other (Harrj^'s father remarried after his natural mother died) lived with 

thsm during the depression. His father only stayed a short time, but Helen's 



brothers lived there on and off for six years. To s^jppleT.ent the income during 

the depression, Harry also worked for Reading Tovmship fixing roads. Altogether 

during the depression he supported eleven people for several years. Harry and 

Helen MCANARNEY had five children vAio are: 

Harry Edward MCiilJARMKY JR. July 4, 1921 

Leonard Willia::i HCAHARJJEY January 21, 1923 

James Arthur HCAJIARNEY September 13, 1925 

Charles Alfred MCAIJARNEY February 25, 1929 

Alice Katherine MCMARNEY Died as infant in 1936 

My father is Charles Alfred MCANARNEY, born February 25, 1929 at Reading, 
Kansas. He went to the District 81 country school before it burned do-.*n. He 
finished that year of school in the parlor of his parent's home. The follovdjig 
years he attended school at Reading Grade and High School. He rode his horse a 
mile and three quarters to school every day through eighth grade. After school 
he would help his father and brothers with the chores. Every summer from 1942 
through 1946 he -vrorked for the state highway conanission at Salina, Kansas. During 
these years when V/orld War II v/as in progress, all the boys would get out of school 
to help the farmers with planting the crops in the spring and the harvesting in the 
fall, because help was scarce with most of the young men fighting the war. 

During Charles high school days he v/as very atheltic. In his senior year in 1946 
he received All-State basketball honors. He graduated from Reading High School 
in 1946. After graduation he went directly to Emporia State Teachers College in 
Emporia, Kansas, where he played basketball for one year as a Freshman playing 
Varsity, He v/as active in the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. He graduated from 
Enporia State in 1950 vdth a Bachelor of Science in Education. His first job vras 
in Lament, Kansas teaching commerce and coaching basketball and baseball during 
the school year 1950-1951, but was drafted for the Korean War in May 1951. He was 
drafted twenty days before his first full year as teacher and coach was to be com- 
pleted. He went to boot camp at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, then was sent to Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Indiana for schooling. At Fort Benjamin Harrison over a Christ.'^s 



leave he was married. After his furlough was up he took his bride to live in 
Indiana for tvro months until he received his overseas orders to go to Salzbuj-gi. 
A-;3tria v/here he vras secretary for the commanding general. His wife vnant hone 
to live vri-th her parents, while he finished his tour of duty in the Army. 

V/hile serving in Austria, Charles was also the coach of the United States 
Armed Forces Championship Basketball Team in Europe. 






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My r.aternal grandfather is Albert Joseph Haag. Albert was born September 20, 1903 
on 3 farm in the rural tovmship of Olpe, Kansas, He lived there until the age of 
eight. He then moved '.vith his family into the to\!ti of Olpe, Kansas, His older 
brother Jn2<e continued to live on the farm and home place, and Albert v.-ould spend 
his spare time helping with the farming. Albert attended the Catholic school in 
Olpe for eight years. After eighth grade he took a business course at the public 
school in Olpe. His mother died from Bright 's Disease at the age of 57. \{hen 
Albert vz-as a young teenager he went to Iowa to shuck com. This was the vnjiter 
after his mother died. VJhen he was eighteen he and a couple of friends journeyed 
to Chicago to try and find their fortune. Albert worked for the American Car Foundry 
Conpany building box cars for the railroad. He came back to Olpe, Kansas after a 
year or so, and started dating regularly Helen Rose Bro'.«i, ray maternal grandmother. 
He had dated her some before he went to Chicago. 

Albert's parents and family v^ere staunch Catholics, and so were all his relatives. 
Religion played a very important role in their social life. I'luch family and relatives 
attended baptisms, wedding^, funerals, First Communions and other affairs. They 
v;ere a very close knit family. Although there were 12 children in Albert's family 
they had an average income. Albert was the second youngest child in the family and 
so his older brothers and sisters v/ere considerably older. Everyone shared in the 
household duties. Boys helped vrLth the chores and farming and the girls helped 
care for the smaller children and help with the regular housework. Disipline was 
administered by the parents. The children didn't know their grandparents as-they 
hadn't come to this country. 

Albert's family lived in a very large white frame house \-rith ample room for 
sleeping, -.-.•orking, playing and living. 

The tovjn of Olpe, Kansas was and is today pretty much a German Catholic 
Settlement -.vlth a population of UOO people. Host of the people were related 
to each other in some way or another. 



i havs only the names and no dates of Albert H.UG'S family. 

Frank HAAG Deceased 

Mary HAAG Deceased 

Jake HAAG Deceased 

Barbara HAAG Deceased 

Katherine HAAG 

Margaret HAAG 

Ida HAAG 

Mike H.UG 

John HUG 

Elizabeth HAAG Deceased 

Albert HAAG 

Sylvester HAAG Deceased 

My maternal great-grandparents on my grandfather's side were Michael HAAG 
and Ida WEJI'lAfl. Michael was born December 8, 1354 and settled in Olpe, Kansas. 
He vfas a farmer of average income. Michael came to the United States from 
Lxixembourg, There were eight children in his family, five girls and three boys. 
They all came to this country except Matthias. The children are- 
Matthias HAAG January 15, I84O 

Barbara HAAG February 15, 18^2 

Elizebeth HAAG April 23, I845 

Barbara HAAG August 15 1847 

Anna HAAG December 28,1851 

Michael HAAG December 8, I854 

Frank HAAG March U, IS^? 

Mary HAAG July 28,1860 

Matthias died about 1866 after a droivning accident. Children were named for 
their godparents, as you probably noticed two Barbaras. The first Barbara was 
married to Matt DCXD4 in Luxembourg about i860. The second Barbara Married a Peter 
ESPELDING. She v/as called BAPE in their language and the other Barbara was called 
Bearbel. Anna vjas never married, and Frank and Mary moved to Atchison, Kansas 
where they both raised families. Elizabeth married John Weber. Most all of my 
great-grandfather's brothers and sisters settled in Kansas and many were farmers. 

Wnen. this family lived in Luxembourg, Grevenmacher was the largest to-.vn near 
thera. They lived in Bin/er. (pronounced Beaver) 

I.ii VEIIl^^'S parents were John V/EIMAiN and Catherine BUGHEIT. Her father was 
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There v/sre 10 children in Ida VffiIMA>I'S family. Their names are: 

Pete 'rtEIMAI^ 
Mary WEIMAJI 
Ida ffilMAN 
Jake ViEIt4AN 
Kate I'EIMAN 
William '.ffilMAN 
John i-EIMAJJ 
Ann '/TEIMAN 
Minnie '-•lEEMAN 
Nicholas Iffill^AN 

Pete rnarried Maggie Kaiser, and they had seven children, whose names are Mary, 
Michael, Pster, John, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Catharine. Mary carried Pete Weber 
They had four girls and one boy. They were Catherine or Kate, Mary, Ida, Ann and 
Jake. Ida married Michael Haag and they had twelve children. (Ida and Michael are 
my maternal great-grandparents ) and I have mentioned there children' s names pre^/iously. 
Jake married tvriji sisters. The first one died and later he married the other t'.-ri.n. 
Kate marric;! Garhardt Seeger . They had one daughter and some sons. The daughter's 
name was Catherine. Willie Weiman married someone but Idon't have her naae. John 
never marrisd, Annie married Matt Beina. They had five children, Pete, Mary, Ida, 
Matt and Jake. Nichola^ed as an infant. Minnie died as a young girl. 

My maternal great-great grandparents on ny grandfather's side were John HMG 
and Margaret BEZEM, They lived in Luxembourg before moving to the United States 
and settling in Kansas. They lived in a village called Birver, Luxentiourg, before 
rnoving to Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, where they lived in an old house, which vras 
owned by the Didelinger fairdly . The John HAAG family rented it. The land in 
Luxembourg is very hilly and very green. The house was on the side of a hill, 
al.TX)st like a bam. There is no record of a HAAG in the baptismal records from 
1S53 to 1855, but and entry record was found for Frank H.VAG in 1857. They probably 
roved from Bir-zer, Luxembourg to Grevenmacher, Luxembourg about 18 56 or 57- The 
above is taken from a letter that a second cousin of m^' rrothsr's sent from Luxe.riourg 
in Juno of 1971. He was working on a fari-ly hisLory too. These people v;ere all 
Roman Catholics. 



I'!^" maternal grandrrather is Helen BI^O'.'iN. She was bom on a farm March 22, 1909, 
at Olpe, Kansas. When she v/as still very young she rnoved v/ith her parents into the 
tcivn of Olpe, and lived in her paternal grandirother' s house for a couple of years. 
In 1912 her parents built a new home in Olpe in the east part of town, and she lived 
there until 1920- Her parents then sold this home and bought another home in QLpe 
north of town. Helen lived here until she married. 

In 1916 at the age of seven Helen and her little sister Veronica, age three 
got food poisoning from eating spoiled tomatoes. Veronica died from this sad mis- 
fortune, and Helen recovered after a close call with death. 

Helen attended the Catholic Grade School and High School in Olpe, Kansas. 
Helen and her first cousin Mary Brown were the first graduates from St. Joseph 
Catholic High School. They were the only students in their class. You see Olpe 
was a very small town of only several hundred people. 

Helen was the oldest of nine children. She was like their second mother as 
it was her job to take care of the children, while her mother did the housework. 
Her mother ;vt)uld pack them a picnic lunch during the summer months, and Helen 
would take the children out into the country with the horse and buggy for the day, 
while her nxither worked at home. 

Helen's desire to be a school teacher never materialized, because she met her 
love and they were married when Helen was only eighteen. 

The naraes of Helen's brothers and sisters are as follows: 

Helen mom March 22, 1909 

Veronica BHC'-'W August 8, I913 Deceased 

Vi^^ Catherine mOWN Jan. 2, I917 

Jacob BROW Jr. Oct. 2, I9I8 

Virginia mO'WN Nov. 2 1920 

Norbert BRO'//N Feb. 22, 1922 

Justin BROWN May 21, 1924 

Francis BRO',^ March 21, 1926 

Harry BRO'/W Sept. 28, 1927 



AUTOBIOCEAPHY 

OF 
JOSEPHINE KREBECK BROWN 

( My maternal great-grandmother) 



I was fifteen years old when my father bought a farm in Kansas, 
five miles south of Emporia, Kansas. We came from Fairbury, Nebraska. 
There were four of us girls and two boys and my father. We girls were 
Mary, Agnes, Rose and myself, Josephine. The boys were Edward and 
Frank. We arrived in VJhite City» Kansas on the Union Pacific rail- 
road and from V/hite City, Kansas to Emporia on the Katy, a small train. 
When we arrived at the Katy Depot , we heard men calling, taxi, taxi, 
They were cab drivers and we thought someone was having an auction 
sale. It was our first ride on a train for us younger girls. After 
we alighted a well dressed man stepped up to us and asked if we were 
the Krebeck girls. It was the real estate agent viho had sold my father 
the farm. His name was Mr. Frank Warren. He took us to his large 
surrey -.vith a beautiful team of horses and drove us to his lovely home 
on State St, We were treated royally and given two lovely bedrooms on 
the -^ecc-id floor with silken coverlets on the beds and the loveliest 
drapes I had ever seen on the v^dndows. We were asked to freshen up 
for dirjier by the maid, which to us farmer girls was supper. She 
asked us to be down to the sitting roo' by six o' clock. 

Vfe were set up to a lovelv di.rask covered table with beautiful 
china and a lovely dinner. To this day I dan't know, what we had to eat. 
It was all 50 wonderful to us. Of course we were not allowed to help 
with the dishes and were sent to the living room until bed time. 

Oixr eldest sister Mary had all she could do to heep us in trim. 

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toViT. which is nov; High V/ay 99, which then vfas a very nuddj rutty road 
just full of deep ruts. V/e jogged up and dovm and finally had to gat 
out and valk so the horses could pull the surrey out of the ruts. 

My father and brothers had come in or. a freight tr.ain ivith the 
stock, implements and furniture. They also had a neighbor man with 
tham to help. We girls ceiled him applesauce, because he always ate 
all the applesauce. They were there to greet us and unload and 
arrange things. 

It was a great large house with four large bedrooms upstairs 
and one do^vn, a nice large living room and pantry and two large porches 
a full basement. There was a lovely pond to the west of the house, 
which today is called a lake. We had a circus running through the 
house to pick out our room. Our father had told us he was reserving 
one room for a jabber room, because we all talked so much. 

Vlhen my l6th birthday came that first summer my brothers threw 
me in the pond and then fished me out. 

After we got aquainted in the community we were quite popular. 
You know 4 new girls in a community we had wonderful times. Rose 
and Frank were attending school in the country school on Coal Greet 
and they had literary programs. They asked us girls to be on the 
program to sing. Of course we were happy to oblige and wanted to 
help. We got new dresses and wanted to impress someone so we starched 
our petticoats (slips today) real stiff to make our dresses stand out 
and so they would rattle. We worked all day ironing them, of course 
we were foolish as the girls of today only worked harder at it. 

Well as time went on I met the man of my life. His name was Jake 
Brovm. We met at a dance out in the country. I fell hard and I guess 
He did too, but his folks didn't lil<e it so v/ell, because there was no 
mother at our house and of couv ? they thought we girls didn't know 



very nTUch. Jaks seldom got to come to see me so we met at church and 
parties for a long time. One day he did get to come '.-rLth his top 
buggy and horse, and we went for a drive. We took a long ride and 
;vant through Emporia. Jake wanted to t.ake me to supper so we went 
into the "Old Mit V/ay" to eat. The waiter brought the menu, and on it 
I saw shredded wheat biscuits, thinking they were hot biscuits, that's 
what i ordered. That ;vas my first meal in a restaurant, remember, 
'iften I saw the waiter coming I knew at once it was a breakfast food, 
but I ate them. We often had a good laugh afterwards, (The little 
green country girl) 

Finally his folks rather gave in and Jake got to come once a month 
for awhile though often times his father would go out and unhitch the 
horse when he was ready to leave. I often looked in vain until finally 
at 10' clock I'd give up and go to bed. 

In 1907 April 10th we were married in St. Joseph's church at 
Olpe, Kansas, by the Rev, Samuel Gelting O.F.M. 

We moved to a little farm a few miles west of Olpe, which then 
belonged to a Mrs. Connely. She was a very nice lady and a wonderful 
landlady. We thought our little home was a dream land. 

One bedroom, a large living room, a large kitchen and pantry and 
a nice closet, no csrpets or linoleum, but v;e were happy. 

?'!rs. Connely had a sister a Mrs. Jobjn Langely. They often came 
from Enporia to see us and spend the day. 

In 1908 my father took sick so we had to go back home to care 
for him. The other girls had married and Mary had gone to the convent. 

We stayed mth him a year then my father sold us 80 acres of land 
a.1oirJ.ng his farm, so '-Je built a little new house on it and moved there. 

This little home is now just a few miles from the Emporia Airport. 



He enjoyed this little home so very inuch and were very happy there. 

In 1919 our first little daughter was sent to us. VJe were indeed 
very happy. Helen was a treasure to us and was so very sweet. 

Then on day Jake came from the field cind was quite ill. The Dr. 
said it was a sun stroke and had advised hira to quit farming, so he 
went in with tv/o other men and bought the hardware store at Olpe, Kansas, 

We sold our home and lived in his roother^s house for a few years in 
Olpe, Then in 1912 we built a new house in the east part of town and 
moved there. This house now belongs to Fred Hohne. 

Soon "Our Dear Lord" sent us another little girl on August 8, 1913. 
Her name was Veronica. Little Veronica wasn't very strong and quite 
delicate v;e only had her 3 short years then God took her home to hira on 
her 3rd birthday August 8, I9I6. 

My father had died in 1912 in Neleigh, Nebraska, and the next 
few years was rather a blank. Then the 1st World War broke out and 
many of our friends and neighbors had to go. 

In 1917 January 2 God sent us another little girl, Mary Catherine, 
who ra'OiP' to us when we were very sad. She brightened our home so much 
^ut was not very strong and she took a lot of care, but kept us from 
being so lonely, and we knew "God is Love. " 

In 1918 October 2, Jacob Jr. arrived just after the 1st Vforld War 
ended, our first boy. We felt blessed, then we had a few hard years 
and money was tight so we had hard times for awhile. 

In 1920 v;e sold our home in toivn and bought the Francis Rossilion 
place north of town. The spring of 1920 came and went and in the fall 
on November 2, 1920 another little girl came to us Virginia, our last 
little daughter. In 1922, Norbert arrived February 22. Justin on May 21,192/4., 
Francis was born March 21, 1926 and Harry September 28, 1927. 



W'r ail had many good times together up on the farm. The children 
had ponies and all worked hard at times. It was also rough at times 
getting the family through sch-^ol. God had been good to us and our 
family and the only great tragedy we had was the loss of our little 
girl in infancy. 

Time went on and years passed and the 2nd World War came and 
our boys were gro'wn. Between the times we had had a crop failure in 
1936 the grasshopper seige, Norbert had joined the Navy, Bud, (Jacob, Jr.) 
was in the army and Justin joined the Navy, Then we moved to Hartford, 
Kansas. Harry was still in High school. Francis went into the Navy in 
1944. Harry joined the Merchant Marines in 1945. The girls h'Jsbands 
were also in service, but all returned and we were ever thankful. 

Time went on and in 1954 on July I4, Jake was called to his eternal 
reward. I had often prayed we would be spared to one another until our 
family was grown. I alv;ays felt my prayers were answered and now I'm 
alone, but I do have much to be thankful for and have the pleasure of 
seeing my children happy and secure. 

Mother 

Josephine Krebeck Brown 



Josephine Krebeck Bro'.'m 
Born July I6, 1886 
Blue Springs , Nebraska 
Died July 13, 1972 

Daughter of Joseph Krebeck & Mary Frietag 



Jacob L, Brovm 
Bom February 1, 1S81 
Atchison, Kansas 
Died July 14, 1954 

3on of Nicholas Bro'.vn 



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Mj- rraternal great-great grandparents on my great-grandfather's side were 
Nicholas BRC/iJJ and Barbara yASIER- Nicholas sailed from Luxembourg and landed 
in New Orleans. Fro.-n New Orleans he journeyed by boat to St. Louis, Missouri. 
He went to Atchison, JCansas from St. Louis to live. It was in Atchison that he 
ni=t and eventually married Babara WAffilER. Nicholas wa .^ a Civil War Terteran. 
Ke fought with the North. Barbara sailed to the United States with her family 
from Luxembourg and the family settled in Atchison, Kansas. When sailing to 
this country and infant brother died on ship, and not wanting to bury the infant 
at sea, ray great-great-great grandparents placed the small body in the bottom of 
a trunk, which later passed customs and then they buried their baby on land. 
Several other members of this family died of the "Black Plague" after they landed. 
All of these people were Roman Catholic. Religion was big factor in their lives. 

My maternal great-great grandparents on try great-grandn»ther' s side were 
Joseph KREBECK and Mary FRSITAG, Joseph and Mary both came from Lujxembourg and 
landed in New York where they managed a hotel until they moved to Fairbury, Neb. They 
had heard a lot about going West and thought that's where they would find their 
fortune. They were farmers. They had six children, two boys and four girls. Mary 
died when she "was only 36 years old of blood poisoning from a needle that had gotten 
into her knee. Her daughter, Josephine, (ray maternal great grandmother) was only 
six years old at the time. This left the raisir.g of the snallsc c hi ldren to Joseph 
and the older children. After about nine years after Mary's death there was a fore- 
closure on their farm and Joseph nxaved his family to farm five miles south of Enporia, 
Kansas. My great grandmother, Josephine, was 15 years old when they moved to Kansas. 
On April 10, 1907 Josephine married Jacob ElOWN. Jacob's father, Nicholas ElOWN 
died on their v/edding day. 

M^ maternal grandparents are Albert HAAG and Helen ERCVJN. They were married 
January 11, 192S in St, Joseph's Catholic at Olpe, Kansas. They both grew up in 
Olpe. Helen was going to skating party one evening vdth a group of x"riend3 and 

they were to meet down town. Albert v/as dov.Ti to;-m sitting in his Model T car. 



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and Helen invited him to go along. They dated some after that, then Albert went to 
Chicago to •.-.•ork and it wasn't until he came back home that they started courting 
seriously and eventually married '-•rtien Helen was 18 and Albert vras 24. 

Albert and Helen had fifteen children, 5 boys and 10 girls. The third child 
in their family is Shirley who is my mother. They lived on various farms in the 
Olpe and Reading Kansas vicinity. In all the years they farmed they owned only 
one farm and rented the others. Even though they had a large family there was 
always enough to eat, Helen was an expert seamstress, so the children were always 
dressed very nice, even though a lot of the clothes were made over from hand-tne-downs. 
Everyone had certain chores and jobs to do so the workload was shared. The girls 
helped with the small children and the regular housework, cooking, baking, ironing, 
washing, cleaning, canning in the summer. The boys helped with the chores and the 
farming. There was always enough time for playing too. This family is a very 
close knit family. Holidays, birthdays, First Communions, baptisms, funerals, and 
picnics v/ere celebrated '.vith grandparents, aunts, uncles. V/eddings took place 
in church and the receptions were either at the church hall or at home '^jith family, 
friends ar.d relatives invited. This is a' very good staunch Catholic family and 
religion played a big part in their lives. This family ^vjould spend many Sundays 
eating dirjier vath the grandparents for many years, vihen there were about 7-8 
children. In the afternoon on S'ondays, they wuld also visit relatives or friends 
and also be -.i.sited by relatives or friends. The children were in 4H for years, 

Albert and Helen always lived in modest farm homes always being able to have 
enough room for the size of family they had at the time, 3y the time some of the 
younger children were bom, some of the older children were gone or married. 

In 1949 they moved to Reading Kansas and continued to farra until Albert 
semi retired in 1962. They iiad an auction sele and sold out all their farm equip- 
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In 1962 Albert and Helen '.vith the fainily they had left at ho me^ raved to Hartford, 
Kansas. They bought Helen's mother's house, and her mother lived with the.ii for a- 
•.mile until she bought a small horae of her own. Albert was hired as the Marshall of 
this small town for a few years. Since then he has been vrorking part time for the 
to'.vTi of Hartford for the water department. 

In the early years of this family there was no radio and television. It 
probably wasn't until around 1942 or so that they had a radio. Of course living 
on farms, they didn't have electricity for many years, and no inside bathrooms. 
It was about the year 19^8 that they first had electricity. They finally had their 
first indoor bathroom in 1958f a^nd maybe had their first television a little before that. 

In their present home in Hartford, Kansas , the same one they bought in I962 
Albert and Helen live alone now as all their children are gone and married, living 
in six different states, Kansas, Missouri, Colorada, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Illinois. 

They have sixty-tvro grandchildren and three naore on the way at this time. At 

the present time their children range in ages from 22 to A.7. Their children are: 

Howard KAAG December 10, 1928 

Rose Marie HAAG September 20, 1930 

Shirley HAAG May 3, 1932 

Thouret Lea HAAG June 1, 1934 

Ida Jo HAAG April 21, 1936 

Charlotte HAAG Feb. 11, 1938 

Arthur HAAG August 30, 1940 

Roger HAAG June 17, 1941 

Catherine HAAG Sept. 26, 1942 

Virginia HAAG April 28, 1944 

Mary Helen HAAG April 26, 194c Stillborn 

Constance HAAG Sept. 24, 1948 

Alberta HAAG April 12, 1949 

David HAAG 1951 Died at birth 

Mark HAAG January 15, 1953 



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Mj- nother, Shirley Ann IIAAG was bom May 3, 1932 during the depression. She 
vras tha ^hird oldest of fifteen children. She lived most of her childhood and 
adolesent years on various farms with her parents and family at Olpe, Kansas. 
She attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade and High School, all of her school years 
except she attended a one room country school during her fourth and fifth grades. 
Then she finished her second semester of her junior year and full senior year at 
Reading High School in Reading, Kansas where she graduated, after moving to Reading 
with her parents and family in 1949. 

At a very early age Shirley developed a very good ear for music and would make 
up little pieces on the piano. Whan she was a little older, like in first grade 
she was chosen to sing a solo in the Christmas play, and many other times through 
the school years. She sang in the church choir from fourth grade through high school 
and has sung in numerous choirs throughout her married life. She also did a lot of 
singing in high school with trios, sextets, chorsus and ensembles. She and her sisters 
performed at comfflunity meetings for the program when they went to the small country 
school, singing with their mother accompanying on the piano. 

Being one of the older children in the family Shirley had a lot of experience 
caring for the younger children, and helping with housework. . At times she even 
helped her dad in the fields in the summertime. There vras always time to play yard 
games, sv/ing in the homemade hammock each summer, climb trees, swim in swimming hole 
in the creek, ride the pony and bike, attend the high school basketball games, base- 
ball games and go to mo'^/'ies and dances, and all school activities. 

The summer after she completed her junior year she and her older sister worked 
keeping house and cooking for an elderly couple and his brother. Each week they 
took turns giving their pay check to their parents. After Shirley graduated from 
high school she worked for eight months keeping house for some parish priests who 
shared a huge rectory. All her hard v;ork as a girl at home learning the skills of 
housework was a big asset to her wh-;. S::8 reluctantly took on this job. She dii'rit 

want to do this but her parents felt sorry for the priests after loosing their 



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housekeeper so she obediently obliged. She quit the job v;hen she got married, 

Ky father, Charles Alfred MCATJAPJIEY and n^y rother, Shirley knn HAAG were 
nurried December 27, 1951. They were carried when Charles was home on leave 
from the Army. My father was 22 and my mother was I9. They met at a night spot 
with dancing called the Sunset Inn in Emporia, Kansas. They each had dates with 
other people. Shirley's date was a fraternity brother of Charles, and he intro- 
duced them. It was some time before they started dating, but when they did it 
was steady and before long they were talking of marriage. It was only a few days 

more than a year after they began dating that they were married. They were 
married at the Assumption Church (Catholic) in Reading, Kansas. They spent their 
first 2 months together in Indianapolis, Indiana where Charles was stationed, at 
Fort Benjamin Harrison. After that Charles received orders to go to Salsburg, 
Austria, so his wife went home to Kansas to live with her parents while he 
finished his tour of duty. A baby son was born to them while Charles was over- 
seas. They named him James Arthur MCANARNEY, He was the first grandchild for 
both of their parents. Charles didn't see his son until he was discharged from 
the Army. James was 6' months old by that time. 

Charles had a job with Montgomery Wards in EmpoiT.a, Kansas when he got out of 
service. He worked there for the summer and got a teaching and coaching job that 
fall at Allen, Kansas, a small tovm about 20 miles northea'^.t of Emporia. He 
commuted to Allen from Emporia. During the summer months he worked on construction 
building the Kansas Turnpike. After t'^o years at Allen, Charles moved with his 
family to Osage City, Kansas about 34 miles northeast of Emporia, and started 
selling State Farm Insurance. He worked at this job about three years before 
taking a teaching and coaching job at Lament, Kansas. Lamont is about 30 miles 
southeast of Emporia, Kansas. 

During the years Charles was at Allen and Osage City three more boys and one 
girl were born, Gregorj-, Bradley, Larry and Ann. 

The family lived at Lamont, Kansas for a year and a half, and then Charles 



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took another job at Princeton, Kansas as Superintendent of Schools, ■.•fnile serving 
on this job the faniily lived in the country outside of Ottawa, Kansas, only 3ir 
miles frorr; Princeton. After one year at Princeton the four schools in the area 
consolidated and Charles was hired as Superintendent of the new school district, 
He-staj'^ed for two years and then took a Superintendent job in Garden Plain, Kansas, 
which is a small town of around 65O population 25 miles west of Wichita, Kansas. 
Only two years later the schools in this area unified and Charles was hired as 
Assistant Superintendent in charge of business affairs. After being released from 
his contract he moved his family to Rockford, Illinois in January of I96S, where 
he became Director of Purchasing and Transportat.'toji for the Rockford Public Schools. 
He is presently Director of P^irchasing. In addition to this he teaches a night 
class in purchasing at Rock Valley College, 

My mother, Shirley has been a homemakei^ all these years and only in the last 
fewtsince we're in Rockford has she had any kind of a job. They have only been 
part time jobs off and on. Through the years she has been involved in outside 
activities such as Mother's Club, Sweet Adelines, Church Sodality, church choirs, 
Cursillo Movement, quartet. At present she is involved in volunteer work with 
the elderly and the pro life groups (Birthright and Vjinnebago County Right to Life) 
She also sings with a quartet, and the church choir. She and dad have taken up 
square dancing and round dancing this past year. They have done a lot of ballroom 
dancing in their married life. 

Charles and Shirley's children are grown now with their youngest being a senior 
at Guilford High School, in Rockford, II. There children are as follows: 

James Arthur MCANARMEY September 26, 1952 

Gregory A HC.iLNARNEY April 3, 195.', 

Bradley Alan MCANAPJ^EY June 5, 1955 

Larry Francis MCAJIARNEY October 9, 1956 

Ann Patrice HCA^N^RNEY March 31, 1953 



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I, Larry Francis MCAIJAP^rEY, was born October 9, 1956 in Emporia, Kansas. 
The first couple years of my life I lived in Osage City, Kansas- Then iiy family 
moved to Larmnt, Kansas in 195S and it is here that I can remember the first events 
in my life. As a s.Tiall boy here in Lamont we lived in the country and I played games 
with my brothers in the yard, rolled dowr. the hill in the pasture on pasteboard 
boses, played with our dogs, played house with my little sister while my brothers 
were in school A3J. of us kids played Mass so often my mother made vestments and 
seirver surplus and a nun* s habit so it would seem more real. We played ball v-dth 
our parents and each other often. We went to m.any school events since ray father 
was a school superintendent, 

■■/hen I was five we nx)ved to Ottawa, Kansas and there again we were fortunate 
to find a place in the country I'ri.th a big two story white frame house with a big 
bam, chicken house, garage, storm cellar, a fenced in orchard, v/here we kept our 
Shetland pony, which had been given to us by our landlord's sister. My maternal 
grandfather had given us a collie that looked exactly like Lassie. His name was 
Laddie. Us kids v;ould go down to the creek and kill snakes, and fish all ^^^ithout 
our mother's permission. In the summertime mother would m.ake sack lunches for us 
and we'd love to climb the trees and eat our lunch. We also took swimming lessons 
the summer vje lived there. Our major pastimes were playing baseball and riding 
the pony. The spring we lived there we had a terrific hale storm that ruined the 
north side of the house, stripped all the trees of their leaves, and by the time 
the storm v/as over we had frozen strawberries in the patch. 

Vlhen we lived here I attended first grade at Princeton Grade School, >;hich 
was only about 3^ miles away. My teacher '.vas ¥irs, Davds and I really liked her. 
Most of the students at Princeton were from farms. Then v^e moved into the city 
of Ottawa, a city of about 10,000. I attended Sacred Heart. Catholic School there. 
I was in second grade. Mj^ teacher's name was Sister Walters. 

I", the city of Ottawa us kids vrould play in "Skunk Hun" which was a drainage 

ditch that the storm tunnels drained ir.to. It was very close to our house and 



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when our parents found out v:e pla2/'ed there we always got into trouble. 

When I v/as going to be in third grade we nnved to Garden Plain, Kansas a 
s.Tiall to-.vn v/est of Wichita, Kansas. I went to St. Anthony Catholic School there 
for tv.-o years before it becanie a part of the public school system. I-!y third grade 
teacher was Sister Gabriela, 

While I lived in Garden Plain I was on the grade school basketball team, base- 
ball and track teams. I played the French Horn for awhile in the band and then I 
played the drums, I v/as a High Altar boy at St. Anthony Church for three years. 

'We lived in t'.vo different houses in Garden Plain, which were both average 
size. We had huge gardens at both places in which I worked very hard. 

Vfhen we moved to Rockford in January of I968 I was in the second semester of 
my sixth grade.. I attended Bloom Elementory School for the remainder of that year. 

The house we moved into was a huge two story house with 11 rooms and we had 
six acres of land with a big wooded area, stable, chicken house, old four car garage, 
;d.th a huge recreation room attached behind it and a large patio, with fireplace 
and terraced flower beds on either side. It vras a very beautiful setting with 
many different kinds of evergreen trees, and bushes and trees of every description. 
'We all spent hours keeping the grounds mowed and the flower beds weeded. Also we 
helped our mother with some of the housework. This home was close to Forest Hills 
Country Club so my brothers and I all had caddy jobs in the summers. 

\'Je all really enjoyed living at this place and so did our friends. He had so 
much room to play ball that all our friends were always over, and the house was so 
big we could all find our own little private place. In the summertime we'd sleep 
either on the sunporch upstairs or in the recreation room behind the garage. 

I attended Lincoln Junior High School and played the drums in the band. I 
vfas a diver on the swim team, but never made it on the varsity team. After junior 
high I vient to Oiilford Hish School. I v/as on the s';-d.m team there and received 
many 3v;ards for diviJg and also Tszelyp.i av.-ards for outst'^nding achievement in 
diving. I also received honors for gaining entry into the finals of the Illinois 



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High School Associatiori State 5\Nrira Meet- in 1973 where I took 12th. I graduated from- 
Guilford High School in Rockford, Illinois in June of 1974. 

'ihen I v;as a junior in high school ray parents bought a home and we moved from 
the big house we viere renting into our present home, at 3823 Crosby St. , Rockford, 
Illinois. I live here '.^th my parents , one brother and my sister. My oldest 
brother is living and working in Kansas, and another brother is living in an 
apartment here in Rockford and working. 

Besides ray caddy jobs at the country club, I have worked for Triple A Tree 
Ser^/ice and Iv'e had my current job for three years working as a custodian for the 
Rockford Board of Education. This is a part time job as I am attending Rock Valley 
College. 



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MACKETY, CAROLYN JEAN KRUYF MARTIN, 1932- 



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



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1. Your name Carolyn Jean Kruyf^^artin^ Kramer, Mackety 

Date of foTm ' T~ 771 * {\D ft ) 

April U» 197u ... 

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FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

I 

Name Fredrick Kruyf 



Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death April 10, 192^" 

Place of birth Vinkeveen, Netherlands Date of Birth t^ovember, l85U 

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



Occupat ion(s) 

1st Carpenter apprentice 

2nd Carpenter 

3rd Drafting 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



2nd 

3rd_ 

kth 



Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



Religion Reformed Church of America 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc ^^publician, Carpenters 

Union, Friendship and Faithfullness Club. 
Place of Marriage to your grandmother Chicago Illinois '^^teio/y/oi 

I 

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 Johanna Wayer ( Jennie ) Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death November 2$, I960 

Place of birth Hiddelbect P. Groningen NetherlanBate of birth August 18, 1868 



4 Education (number of years): 

grade school x high school 



vocat ional 



col lege 



Occupat ion (s) 
1st Dressmaker 

2nd 

3rd 

'4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


4th 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Reformed Church of America 

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



^'^*=^ °^ '^a^'-'age to your grandfather Chicago Illinois DAY^ October 7, 190T 
^°*^' ll^ana^PSP.»fh^^Ba£^'&1>^tl^i§ pigi^^A-^)? stepmother or another relative give 



3. 



irandfather (your mother's side) 

lame T^hn Rin'c; Current Residence 



lame .y^v.^ R,n> Cur 

M dead, date of death November 11, 1 929 

lace of birth Zealand Netherlands 

ducat ion (number of years): 

grade school high school 



Date of birth January 13, 1866 



vocat i onal 



col lege 



Iccupat lon(s) 

St ^;erchant Karines 



Dates 



nd Fanner 

Ird 

ith 



Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 

_2nd_ 

3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



^th 



Dates 



:e 1 i g i on Reformed Church of Americ a 

'olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Republican, Church Elder 



'lace of marriage to your grandmother g^ Annaland ZeeLand Netherlands date 6 /7/ 1»^'9 

lote: If your mother was raised by a Stepfather Of anoitier relarlVG (tO age \B) 

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

Irandmother (your mother's side) 

tome Gertrude De Vos ^Current Residence 

n dead, date of death 10/ 15/ 79 



'lace of birth Netherlands 

ducat ion (number of years) 
'grade school high school 



Date of birth October 16, I869 



vocational 



col lege 



•ccupat ion(s) 

1st Housework 

tnd 



Ird 



_Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 

_2nd_ 

3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



_Dates 
Dates 



e 1 i g i on 

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



lace of marriage to your grandfather bt Annalana zeeiana neuit-'rlaiiaa d ate 
lote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age 1 8) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



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

Name Marie Kruyf BlaaiiW 

Place of birth Ci.ic ago Illinois date September 2, 1902 

chool inq 167^ Occuoatibn Libarian 



I Number of years of school ing 16.^ Occupation Libarian 

' Residence 179 E. 28th Holland Mi Marital Status''^ rrieri 

Number of ch i Idren None 



Name Catherine Kruyf Pollock 

P 1 a ce of bi rth chicago Illinois d ate August 26, 19Qh 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupatibn Uft'ice worK 

Res idenc ^unana Hills Califorr 
Number of c(i i Idren 2 adooted 



Name Geraldine Johanna Kruyf 

Place of birth Chicago ill mo is jjate^^g^^"^ ^^» ^5*^^ 



Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren ~ 



Name Gerald Jatr.es Kruyf 

Place of birth Chicago Illinois d ate August 26, 190? 

Number of years of schooling 10 Occupat I Oh Governrr.ent 

Res i dence 61S W. 2hth HollancTTir M arital Status Married 
Number of chi Idren 2 "~" 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooHng Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth Jate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mari tal Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name^ 

Place of bi rth date 

Ni^mber of years of school ing Occupatiort 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name^ ^ 

Place of birth ^ date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status [ 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ' 



. Name 

Place of birth date 
Number of years of school ing Occupation 
Residenc e M arital Status 
Number of Llll lUlUll — . 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C- 1 D-D-vnnr mr,tii,>.-ic , i ■ i , , 

^ > ^ '' your mot nor s name should oppe.ir below 

'■I.M ,^TT},], II, 



. of '.cnool I tKi 



,),,(,, January 1 I683 



m,-.yu-ncv Died Marital Srar..s KarTTM 

Nuiiilir r ol en 1 idren ]_2 



housewile 



N.irric Cornelius Buis 

Pl.u.'- of hiitti Chicago li.iinois ' date September I8, 1865 

Number of years or schooling Occuna t ! on RtPPl H.r^lpr 

Residence died Marital Status NaTFIgd 



Number of ch i Idren 



J. 



Name Patrnella Buis DeW arrd 

Place of birth Chicago Illinois — ^^^^ September 11, 1P87 

Number of years of schooling tfccupa tion M.,.pwifp 

Residence died Marital Status narrlid 

Number of children ^ — ■ 



Name Cornelia Bui s Menzemer 

Pkicc o( birth Chicago Illinois — j^^ October 7, I889 

Number of years of schooling Occupation Housewife 

Residence Pheonix Arizona MarTtTTstaM.^ Widowed 

Number of ch I Idren p ~ — 



^ianie Thomas Buis 

Place of' birth Chicago IixmoiiJ — ^^^^ June 7, 1893 

dumber of years of school ing XO Occupa t l off^'^ Duisu e aa 

■-"sidence California Marital Status Married 
mber of children 3 ■ — — 



iamc John Buis 

Mace of birth Chicago Illinois ~~ ^^^.^ April 11, I898 



lumber of years of schooling 6ccupatio~ 
Residence Chicago Illinois Marital Status marrtHd- 
lumber of ch i Tdren 2 ~ ' ~~ 



lame Gertrude Bu is Jager 

'lace of birth Chicago Illinois date December 2$, 1905 

lumber of years of school ing ~~ 

!es i d^nce died ~~~ 

lumber of ch i Idren T ~ — ' — ~ 



Occupat i On Houg.ewife , 
Marital Status >'^i ^ -^eJ 



lame Minnette B uis Kruyf 

ce of birth Chicago IllinoTs — dg(.g December 31> 1908 



umber of years of school ing 9 ??cc"upati on SwilL ' liliuardOpe r ator 

, ichigan Marital S 

umber of children 



es I dence Holland Michigan Ma rTtaT Status maTTtett- 

:;h i " *~" 



Lorraine Bu is Reininga 

lace 0/ birth Chicago Illinois — date September 7, 1910 



umber of years of schooling Occupation 

esidence died HariTTT Status MaiTt^ 

umber of children 2 ' ~ 



ime Henrietta Buis Coney 

lace of birth Chicago Ill inois — ^^^^ August 7, 19l6 



umber of years of schoo I i ng 12 SFHITpat io n HoUSfeWI t e 



h ■ mkl^." ^ ^c '"'l^.^n"" Michigan Marit'a 1 Statu s married 





lumber of ch i l<iren 



our Father 

|me Gerald James Kruiy^F 
f dead, date of death ~ 



Current Residence^l^ W. 2Uth St Holland Mi 



lace of birth Chicago Illinois 

ducat I on (number of years) 

grade school ^ high school ^ 



Date of birth August 29, 1907 



vocat ional 



col lege 



ccupat ion(s) 

bt Hartman Furnitiire Dates 

nd Railroad office Dates 

Dates 



lst_ 

2nd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



DAtes 



rd Post Office 



th 



Dates 



3rd 8126 Indiana Ave Chi. Ill Dates 
^th Dates 



eligion Reformed Church of America 



olltical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Republician , Nat ional 

s scciation of Letter Carries ^^^ 

dateJ^c. ii xy. 



lace of marriage to your mother Chicago 11^ 'r ois ______________ 

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



our Mother 



Ime 

f dead, date of death 



":'_rxette l' is Kruvf 



lace of birth Chicago Illinois 



ducation (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school 



Current Resldence 6l5 W 2l4th St Holland ^i 
Date of birthDec 31, 1908 



vocational 



col lege 



'ccupat ion (s) 

St Switchboard Op 
nd -* 



rd 



Dates 192^ 

Dates 

Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

1st ShlxO Whipple Chi, 111 Dates 



2nd 8126 Indiana Ave 



3rd 



Dates 1929 
Dates 



lei Jgion Re formed Church of Amer ica 

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

'lace of marriage to your father Chicago Illinois ^ d ate uec j±, xy^V "" 

lOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 
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me Caroiyn Jean Kr uyf Mackety r-^K^v^r-v 71 1912 

^ V.f^hirrh K.ve.r.reen ParK ill D ^te of birth February 27,1932 

Ifb^r of year s or|chooling ^ ^ . -—^'^^XJ^^l ^^^^^'^^'^ ''"^'^ 
c;iHence Rockford aiinois Mar i tal Status ^larriea 

mber of ch i Idren U 

me Geral d James Kruyf Jr. __^ u:^thMay 22, 193U 

.r. of birth Evergreen Park ill Date of ^''"■^.-J-^.J-^-^^^j^ 

mber of y.ars of schooling 17 Occupat . on^ft-^;^ Specialist 

sidence Fremont Michigan Marital Status _ _ 

mber of chi Idren 

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Fredrick Kruyf was born in Vinkeveen, a villa-^e in the 
province of Utrecht the Netherlands, on November S, 185U. His 
father, Gerlad James Kruyf, was a county sheriff, his mother's 
name was Marie horning. He went to the village school in Vinkeveen 
until he was twelve years old when ne had to go to work. He left 
his home town and went to another village where he worked as an 
apprentice for a carpenter, l^en he was a young man he went to 
live in the city of Utrecht where his older brother lived. 

In Utrecht he worked during the day as a carpenter and in 
the evenings weri to school to get m.ore education and to learn 
to be a draftsman. Later he went to work for a contracter and 
helped in the construction of some very large buildings. Since 
Fredrick was a trustworthy man, he was given additional respon- 
sibixities and traveled extensively over tne country. 

Fredrick Kruyf was engaged to a minister's daughter. She 
had two brothers who lived in Chicago and who would write 
interesting letters telling Fredrick how nice it was in Chicago 
and how much opportunity there was for him there compared to 
that in Holland. Being convinced, he came to the United States 
alone in I652, but to his dismay, found that tnings in Chicago 
were not as good as his girlfriend's brothers had written they 
were. However, liking the freedom he had there, he decided 
to stay. 

Fredrick wrote to his girlfriend telling her just how he 
found it here, rie told her that she would have to do her own 
housework here, whereas in Holland she had a maid to do the 
housework. She wanted him to come back but he said noo " I 
have gone for you to America and I like it here and I am not 



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coming back," he declared. 

He worked for awhile in a mill but had an accident which 
cut off part of tne thuir.t frorr. his ri^rht hand, Peing out of a 
job and making no money, the engagement was broken off. 

In 1^95> Fredrick returned to the eld country for a visit. 
WTien he came back ae started to work for H.P.. Dodge and Co. 
where he worked for 3ii years when he died. 

Fredrick Kruyf was a devout christian and a great church 
man. He met Jennie Wayer the first time at the Sunday School 
of the First Reformed Church of Englewood where he was conducting 
a young ladies class. They were married on October 7, 1901 by 
Rev. Henry Kospers. 

In 1902 Marie was born. At that same time the Second 
Reformed Church o"" Englewood was organized. ( K'ow the Hope 
Reformed Church.) They were both charter members. Fredrick was 
one of the first elders of the church and remained an elder for 
over twenty years. They both taught in the Sunday Scnool, she 
teaching the Women's Pible Class, he teacning a Bible Class 
for men. 

Fredrick and Jennie had four children. One baby died from 
pneumonia when she was six months old. The otners are Marie, 
Katherine, and Gerald. Of these three, only Marie had a college 
education. She attended Hope College in Holland Micidgan. 

A year after Marie's graduation, Fredrick and Jennie had 
planned to visit the land of tlieir birth once again. However, 
the Lord did not will it to be so for the last part of March, 1925, 
Fredrick contacted an illness which proved fatal. He died on 
April 10, 1925. Instead of her father, Marie took the trip to 
the Netherlands with her mother. The family in Holland was 



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anxious to see them since they had never met Jennie before. 

After her husband's death, Jennie resided with her three 
children in her home at 6625 South Aberdeen Street in Chicago 
Illinois. Being Particially supported by her children, she also 
took in boarders as a means of additional income. During this 
time her children were married: Marie to John Blaauw, Katherine 
to George Pollock, and Gerald to Kinnette Buis. In the early 
19^0*3 Jennie sold her home and went to live with Gerald and 
his family. 

At the age of 80, Jennie Kruyf was still active as a 
cliurch member. She attended church regularly and often attended 
the meetings of different ladies' societies of the church. She 
was a devout christian women and had a deep unshakable faith in 
her Lord and Kaster. Just knowing her teaches that " to dwell 
always in the presence of eternity, to live consciously in the 
ambience of ultimate things, is to be spiritually orepared for 
abundance or abasement. It makes one invulnerable." 



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The remainder of the Kruyf and Wayer families stayed in 
the Netherlands. 

Fredrick Kruyf and Jennie Wayer meet when they were both 
teaching S'jnday Sciool in the First lleforr.ed Cnurch of Englevood 
in Chicago Illinois. They were married October 7, 1901. After 
being irarried one year their first child was born. Marie Kruyf 
was born on September 2, 1902 in Chicago Illinois. 

Shortly ater this Fredrick and Jennie Kruyf were asked to 
help organize the Hope Refomed Church, then known as the 
Second Reformed Church of Englewood. The church needed guidance 
and stablization. Marie Kruyf was the first baby baptized in the 
new church» 

Two other children were born to Fredrick and Jennie Kruyf, 
Katherine on August 26, 190h and Gerlad James on August 29, 1907. 
Another child Geraldine born August 18, 1905j died at the age 
of six months from pneumonia, 

Marie had the usual childhood diseases of measles, mumps, and 
chicken pox and all were quarantined at that time, Karie, also 
had spinal meningitis at the age of six months. Doctors made 
house calls in those days. 

Marie began school in 1908, there was no kindergarten at 
that time. She -.vent to Perkins Eass grammer school. Katherine and 
Gerald also attended the same grammer school. The school housed 
grades one through eight. The school was a three story brick 
buildihg with a small playground as the children could play 
in the street at that time. The school was within walking distance 
from home. Marie and Katherine attended Parker High School in 
Chicago Hiiro is, and Geradd attended Tilden High School which 



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was a technical and vocational schoclo 

Marie attended Parker High School in 1916 and walked to 
school or took the street car and the fare at that time was 5^. 
Marie worked while she went to high school and used the money for 
her own needs. Marie Graduated from Parker High School in 
February 1921. She worked for six months before attending 
college. She attended Hope College in Holland Michigan and began 
school in 1921. Tuition at Hope College at triat time was S55.00 
per year and room and board was $5«00 per week. She took the 
educational curriculum and graduated in 192li with a Bachelor 
of Arts degree. Her first job was a teacher in Michigan and 
then another year as a teacher in the Christian School system 
in Chicago Illinois. After deciding she did not like teaching 
she took a job with the Dearborn Chemical Company in the 
laboratory office. She gradually work her way to the library 
where she work as both a technical and academic librarian. 

Marie Married John R, Blaauw on November 25/ 1935* and 
did not work for a few years. Dearborn Chemical Company called 
her back to work as a librarian from 19U5 to 1953* She then 
changed jobs and worked for Acme Steel Company now InterLake 
Steel Company, She set up the technical library at InterLake 
and worked tnere until I960. After that J'arie helped her blind 
husband r.t his concession stand he had at Hines V.A. Hospital 
until 1968 when she took a job witn Seslon High School in 
South Holi-nd Illinois as a pr.rt iJrne librarian, she work 
there for two years until she retired. 

Marie Kruyf Flaauw now resides at 179 E 28th street, 
Holland Micnigan. 



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(1) Gerald James Kruyf was born in Chicago Iliinois on August 
?9j 1907. Ke attended the Perkins Bass elementry school and 
attended Tilden High School through the tenth grade. He left 
school in 192? to go to work shortly before his fathers death. 

At the age of 12 he had diptheria and the family had to 
be Quarintined with the exception of Karie and her father. 
Gerald had diptheria in I9I8 at the time of the signing of the 
Armistice, which was the end of World War !• 

He worked at Hartmans Furnitiire Store as a stove repair man, 
and then went to work in the railroad office. In 1927 he took the 
civil service examinations and passed with a very high grade. He 
recieved an appointment to work for the Post Office Department. 
His first job with the Post Office was as a carrier in the Chicago 
loop. He worked for the Post Office Department continiously until 
his retirement in 1962. He retired at the age of $5 with 38 
years of service with the government. 

Gerald meet Minnette Buis at Hope Reformed Church where 
he was the church organist for 25 years. They were married on 
December 31, 1929 at Minnette 's sister Patrenella De Waard's home. 

On February 27, 1932 their first child was born, her name 
is Carolyn Jean. Their second child Geraid James Jr. was born 
May 22, I93U. 

1. Katherine Kruyf Pollock is living in LaGunna Hils California 
and was not available for interview at this time. 



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Gerald and Kinnette lived in Chicago until his retirement 
in 1962. At tnis time they moved to Holland Michigan and now 
reside at 6l5 W 2Uth Street, 



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TKZ FAMLY LIFE 

The socio-economic class was considered to be the middle 
class, but at that time there was not much class distinction. 
There was no family car and the mode of transportation used by 
the Kruyf family was that of street cars tne fare being only 5^. 

Fredrick's income is described as more than adequate, although 
money matters were not discussed in the family. Fredrick Kruyf 
bought a home at 6625 South Aberdeen Street, Chicago Illinois for 
the sum of $2,i400.00 in the early fall of 1908, 

Fredrick Kruyf belonged to the Carpenter's Union and was 
on strike. There was a treansportation strike at tne same time also. 
The street cars and elevated trains were not running. There was 
also a race riot at the same time during the years of 1918 and 
1920. The only service to the loop at that bLme was the Western 
Indinia line, the only suburban train service. 

The Black population in Chicago at that time was contained 
in a boundry line from 29th to 35th Street and from Halsted to 
State Stree. Crime was not very high dxiring these years and it 
was usually safe to wlak alone on the streets at night. 

Family decisions were made by both parents, with the 
exception of one decision in which Fredrick decided to move from 
one house to another. Most major decisions were made when the 
children were no around. The rule In most Dutch homes were that 
children should be seen and not heard. 

Discipline tnat was used with the children in the Kruyf 
family was not severe buTfirm. Grandparents only disciplined 
the children when ti.ey were in their iiome. Both parents 
disciplined with a heairy hand but the most effective discipline 



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THZ FAMLY LIFE 

The socio-economic class was considered to be the middle 
class, but at that time there was not much class distinction. 
There was no family car and the mode of transportation used by 
the Kruyf family was that of street cars tne fare being only 5^, 

Fredrick's income is described as more than adequate, although 
money matters were not discussed in the family. Fredrick Kruyf 
bought a home at 6625 South Aberdeen Street, Chicago Illinois for 
the sum of $2,1|00.00 in the early fall of 1908. 

Fredrick Kruyf belonged to the Carpenter's Union and was 
on strike. There was a treansportation strike at the same time also. 
The street cars and elevated trains were not running. There was 
also a race riot at the same time during the years of 1918 and 
1920. The only service to the loop at that tLme was the Western 
Indinia line, the only suburban train service. 

The Black population in Chicago at that time was contained 
in a boundry line from 29th to 35th Street and from Halsted to 
State Stree. Crime was not very high during these years and it 
was usually safe to wlak alone on the streets at night. 

Family decisions were made by both parents, with the 
exception of one decision in which Fredrick decided to move from 
one house to another. I^ost major decisions were made when the 
children were no around. The rule In most Dutch homes were that 
children should be seen and not heard. 

Discipline tnat was used with the children in the Kruyf 
family was not severe bilTfirm. Grandparents only disciplined 
the children when ti.ey were in their home. Both parents 
disciplined with a heavy hand but the most effective discipline 



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was to send the cnild to bed vithout supper. 

Household appliences such as the icebox reouired the delivery 
of ice by tne cieman. His wagon which had a large tarpolon 
covering the ice delivered everyother day. To notify the iceman 
each family had to put a sign in the window indicating how many 
pounds of ice was needed. 



When the iceman came with his wagon load of ice about 300 pounds, 
he would measure off the required amount and chip it out with his 
ice pick, grab it with his ice tongs and swing it on his shoulders 
and bring it in and out it in the icebox. The icebox was quite 
inadequate but it kept things from spoiling for a few days. 

The Bakery wagon would come every Saturday and every one 
could buy bakery goods. The children would try to get the baker 
to give them a free cookie. The baker was a very cantankerious 
man and did not give the children cookies very often. One time 
the boys thought to get even with the baker who carried his pies 
in a trough under the wagon and picked up some horse turds and 
scattered them all over the pies and of course ran like "hell." 

The Grocery man would come in his horse and wagon and collect 
the gorcery list in the morning and deliver the groceries in 
tne afternoon. In Saturday's groceries there was always a bag 
of peppermints for church on Sunday. 

Street Cleaners cleaned the street of horse apples and 
other debris. He had a cart that he pushed along with a 
broom and shovel. 



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The first radio was bought by Gerald, it was a Crystal set 
with one dial to find the hot spot. The Crystal, with an arial 
hooked up to a large tree in the backyard and had to be listened 
to with ear phones provided the only home entertainment at that 
time, 'rfhen Gerald worked at Hartman's Furniture Store he was 
making $35.00 per week working about hU hours per week. He 
bought another radio a Atwater-Kent for about $69.00. This radio 
had three dials and a horn for a speaker. A baby grand piano was 
also bought at this time by Gerald in 1922 for $700.00 which 
he still owns and plays today. 

Religion played a big part in the lives of the Kruyf Family. 
The Kruyf ancestry stems from the French Huggnots from the time 
they iinigrated to the Netherlands to escape the French persecution. 
Faith in prayer with obedience, an example of which is when Gerald 
had diptheria, a very severe case. Diptheria at that time was a 
severe disease to have. Also, another time when Gerald was 17 years 
old he was involved in an automobile accident in which he sustained 
a skull fracture. He was in the hospital in a coma, the family 
urged the congregation to pray for his healing both times and he 
recovered. These healins seemed to reinforce the families faith. 
The family feels that their faith is a gradual growth as things 
happen in life. 

Vacations and holidays were big times. The men would take 
days off from work to go to the church picnic. Transportation to 
the picnic grounds were made on chartered street cars. Vacations 
were taken to Kuskegon Michigan to visit Grandmother Wayer. 
The mode of transportation to Michigan was either by passenger 
boat from Chicago to Muskegon. This boat would be either a day 



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boat or an overnite boat. The trip cost about 22,00 per person. 
The boats made regular riins from Chicago to Kuskegon or Holland 
Michigan or to /'ilwaukee Wisconson. The boat took other merchandise 
besides passengers. The other way t o travel to Muskegon was by train. 
>'arie and Katherine would stay for +he summer, Stepgrardfather nad 
some money and owned auite a bit of real estate. 

Family reunions where held on alternate years at Christmas, 
this was with the Wayer side of the family. Her sister Anna and 
her family and her brother James who was a minister in the 
Reformed Church of America, 

Wedding- customs were normal for that day. Birthdays were always 
a big celebration even today birthdays' remain a big family event. 
Baptisims, all the children of the Kruyf family were baptized in 
the Reformed Church of America, The Reformed Church believing in 
infant baptisim. Marie Kruyf was the first child to be baptized in 
the newly founded hope Reformed church in Chicago Ilxinois. The 
baptisimal fount in now in her posession as the church has merged. 

Funnerals, Fredrick Kruyf was buried from the church, also, 
Jennie Kruyf was buried from church, Poth funnerals were very 
large as they were both prominent members of a large congregation. 

After the death of Fredrick Kruyf, Jenrie Kruyf supported 
her family by continuing with her dressmaking business and 
took in boarders in her home. 



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THE VJAR YEARS 

World War I 

Germany declared war on Czechoslovakia and at that time 
the Netherlands was nutreal. In America the slogan of President 
Wilson was " keep us out of the war." President Wilson was 
re elected. In 19l6 war was declared. 

Fredrick Kruyf told his family of the war. The -first 
war seemed to have no lasting effect on the Kruyf Family. 
'When the Armistice, was declared Marie was dismissed from school 
and called her mother to get permission to go downtown to 
celebrate the Armistices The health department was concerned 
about all the people going downtown because there was a flu 
epidemic at tnat time. The children in school had to wear their 
coats because all the windowa were kept open. It was thought that 
the cold air would destroy the flu germ. Gerald had diptheria 

at this time. 

No relief was given to the Netherlands during World War I. 
Sugar was had to find during this time. The family was happy 
the war was over, no relatives were involved in World War I. 
In tne fall of 1929, Marie worked for Dearborn Chemical 
Company and had plenty of work for a long time. The depression 
only effected the Kruyf family to the point of only being concened 
how it would affect them as individuals. Most people felt that 
the depression would be over quickly. 
The 1932 ELECTIONS 

There were strong opinions in the family about the days off 
from work. Ths peonle called tnese days off from work " Hoover 
Days". The Kruyf family did not suffer too much during the 



Page 13 



the depression. Marie worked all through the depression although 

she took several cuts in pay, 

Marie married during the depression and took a honeymoon 
in Kentucky. 

In 1936 Germany became powerful. In 1938 Germany invaded Poland, 
Chamberland' s agreement with Germany made the people of England 
fe^l as though he chicken out and left England hanging. 

The papers were filled with war news. 

Franklin D. Roosevelt slogans before re-election in 1936 
was " American boys would not become involved. 

The American people felt we sho'jld help England at that time. 
The Netherlands were invaded and that hit home hard because there 
were relatives there, Jennie Kruyf recieved some mai during that 
time but it was censored by the government. Jennie also knitted 
and assisted'" in many activities for relief in the Netherlands 
during World War II. 

There was a cousin Dirk Kruyf that was in a concentration 
camp, either Belsin or Dakow. He survived and his wife who was 
as nurse assisted him back to health after the war. He has since 
died. 

During the occupation of the Netherlands by Gemiany the 
letters that were recieved had Hilter stamps on them. 

When France fell in a mater of a week no feelings were 
expressed by the family. 



Page 111 

Pearl Harbor Day 

The Kruyf family was in church when the announcement 
was made. In the afternoon the family was visiting relatives. 
When they found out everyone was shocked and much discussion 
ensued. They had a special prayer session at church that evening. 

Rationing was put into effect. Marie went back to Dearborn 
Chemical Company to work and it became a war plant during this 
time. Marie's husband was also working in a war plant so they 
were allocated more gas. Gerald felt during World War I J gas 
rationing was enforced because rubber for tires was hard to get 
and that gas was plentiful. 

Food rationing encouraged the fa-nily to plant victory 
gardens. Everyone did a lot of canning and if you canned you 
were allowed extra sugar. 

Franklin D. Roosevelt was not supported by Karie. Gerald 
felt you had to go a long way to beat him. He was in office for 
foiir terms, and the people felt he was a' slick operator. ^.D.R. 
started the W. P.A. and we are still paying that debt. 

Gerald felt that the war with Japan was inevitible and 
Marie said " F.D.R. felt the war would help us get out of debt." 
Marie also felt F.D.R. was to ill to serve his last term. 
No loss was felt by his death and it was also fet he was selling 
us down tJie road. Gerald feels each president never wants to 
get out of the war economy, even now without war we still have 
that tjpe of economy. 



Page 15 



FRANKLTN D. HCO S EVELT DIES 

A national emergency was declared, you couldn't even use 
the phone lines. F. D.^, dictated the Air.erican policy in Europe 
before he died. Gerald felt that if the United States would have 
let Russia defeat F.ilter then the United States coiild have defeated 
them both. This way we wouldn't have the protlems we have with 
Russia today. 

TRUMAN TAKES OFFI CE 

The war in Europe is ended. There isn't much of a celebration 
at this time. When World War II ended. the whole family went 
downtown to see the celebration. It was thought that this celebration 
was not as big as the celebration wnen World War I ended. 

The A-Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and everyone had some 
mixed feelings about it. Gerald was delivering m.ail at the 
University of Chicago and had some inkling that a secret project 
was going on. This was when the atom was first split behind 
Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. Everyone that came into 
the building was carefully searched. This turned out to be the 
Manhattan Project. A friend of the family's worked at the Argonne 
National Laboratories and was sworn to secreacy about the project. 
Everyone that worked in the project had their background carefully 
checked, 

Many people felt that after tlie atom bomb vras dropped 
it was the end of the world. 

The American economy was up at this time and all were 
effected by it. The Post Office continued at the same job rate 
of Uh hours per week with straight pay for overtime hours, 
July first, just before V-J day a bill was passed that Postal 



Page 16 

workers would get paid time-and-a-half for their overtinie 
hours. During the war wages were frozen. To get a raise the 
boss would have to send a letter of justification to the 
war production board for review. 

When everyone had to register for the draft Gerald recieved 
a classification of 1-A, even thaugh he had a wife and two children. 
Each comnany had to ask for deferment for their employees', and 
each individual had to be reviewed. The Post Office finally did 
recuest deferrment for their employees'. 

FUTURE PRED:ICT]CNS GERALD KR'UYF . 

Nothing in the future would change their lives to any degreeo 
The inflation status is the worst problem, because they are on a 
pension. Since they went on a pension 12 years ago their pension 
has increased h^%. The only other income is social security and -, 
that from a part time job, so he is making end meet. 



Page 17 



PRESENT GfcNEPlA.TJON 

Bringing this history to the present generation the 
following is an interview with Carolyn Jean Kruyf Kackety, 

Born February 27, 1932 in Little Coroany of Mary Hospital 
in Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois. She was baptized at 
Hope Reformed Church on July U, 19?2, a record setting cold summer 
day. 

Carolyn attended Clara Bartonelementry school from 
kindergarten to eigth grade and graduated in Jur»e 19U6, 

During Worxd V/ar 11 we lived at, 7508 South Wood Street, 
Chicago Illinois, next to the Wabash railroad tracks and observed 
many troop trains beihg moved. The vacant lots in the area were 
divided up among the neighbors who alL planted victory gardens. 

When President Roosevelt died there was a special assembly 
held at school and then we were dimissed until after the funneral. 

When V-J Day oc cured the whole family went to the loop to 
celebrate. We had to Indian lock our hands so we didn't become 
separated. The soldiers and silors were kissinji everyone. 

Religion played a large part in younger years being 
most of the social activities, young peoples, chior, Sunday 
School and church. /Iso the high schoolattended was supported 
by the Reformed Church of America. 

Carol;yn graduated from Chicago Christian High School in 
June 19^0. She began nurses' training in September 1950 at 
Englewood Hospital, Chicago Illinois, In October 195? she quit 
nurses' training and married Robert Fartin. 



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There were four children born to Carolyn and Robert Martin, 
Daniel Trent, April 2U, 1953, David Paul and Steven Keith, Kay 
31, 195^ and Laura Feth September 5, 1957. Caroij-n divorced 
Robert Kartin in April 1959, and moved to Holland Fichigan, 

In June of I966 Carolyn returned to school to finish her 
nursing at hackley Hospital, ?^^iskegon Michigan. She graduated 
August 1969. Carolyn went to live and vjork in Grard Rapids Michigan 
where she met Armand A. Mackety in May of 1971. Carolyn and Armand 
were married at the La Grave Christian Reformed Church on 
April 15, 1972 in Grand Rapids Michigan. 

Armand and Carolyn Mackety reside with Laura at 1355 3rd Ave. 
Rockford Illinois. 



For further information concerning this history of the 
Kruyf family please contact: 
Armand A, Mackety 
1355 3rd Avenue 
Rockford Illinois 6IIO8 
3965698 



LEGEfffi FOR THE FOLIXl^^JING PAGES: 

PICTURES: 

Upper left, John and Gertrude Buis 

Upper Right, Jennie Wayer Kruyf 

Lower Left, Gerald and Minnette Kruyf 

Lower right. Four generations, Jennie Kruy^, Gerald Krxryf, 

Carolyn Kruyf f^artin Mackety, Daniel Martin. 
Wedding Invitation of Arraand A. Mackety and Carolyn Mackety. 
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Religion Catholic 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, et (■.___ 



Republican Party, Senoir loly Name .Society, Sacred Heart Socie ty 

Place of Marriage to your grandmo ther Rockf ord , 111. date 4-23 -1924 
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 Catherine Geraci COLLETT Hurrent Residence 1209 Cun ni ngham St. 

Date of birth "'lay 29, 1893 Place of birth Roc camena, Ital y 

Dateofdeatli Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school 2nd high school vocational 

college 

Occupation (s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st factory worker Dates 1914 - 1924 1st Chicago, 111. Dates 1910 - 1914 

2nd housewife Datesl924 - 2nd Rockfof d Dates 1914 - 1924 

3rd Dates 3rd 82 7 Cor bin Dates 1924 - 192? 



th Dates 4th 909 Corbin Dates 1921..-_iai5 

„ , , , . 5th 1209 Cunningham St. 1975 - 

Religion CathollC 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Re publica n 

Party 

Place of marriage to your v: rand fa the r Rock f OJd . Ill, date 4-23-24 

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



A- 2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of birth 
Date o L death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

c o 1 1 e g e 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Religion 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 



-1st 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4 th 



voca tional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Da tes 

D a t e s 

D a t e s 

Dates 



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



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



date 



Name 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school_ 

college 



voca tional 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

Ut 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage Co your grandfather_ 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 
Name William Monks COREY 



Date of birth January 17, 1878 



Date of death June 28, I960 



Current Residence 

Place of birtti Rockf of d , Illinois 
Place of burial Rockford, Illinois 



Education (number of years) 



grade school 



high school 



voca t ional 



college 



Ocfupation(s) 
1st Farmer 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates IQnn-OR lst 1 ?1 c; .qan-^n-fJH .q-h Pates ] qqi _ 2937 



2nd Millwright 

3rd 

4th 



Dates iqns 2nd 1125 Winnebago Dates 1937 - 1 QS6 

Da tes 

Dates 



3rd Enrwinville. d a t e s 1952 - I96 

Louisiana 
4th Dates 



Religion Methodist 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, (;tc: 
Re publican Party 



Place of marriage to your grandmother Ro ckfofd, 111. date Au^st 28t._1900.. 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

COREY 
Name Amy Ruth Maybelle Snyder Hitt/current Residence __. _. 



Date of birth October 26, 1880 



Date of death November 15, 1956 



Place of birth Bnglewoo d , Illinois 
Place of burial Rockf ord , Illinois 



Education (number of years) 
grade school fj high school_ 



voca t iona 1 



Occupation(s) 
^ s t Housewife 

2 n d 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



coll e ge 



Religion Methodist 



PLACE OF RF.SIDKNCl': 
(after leaving', home) 

. 1 « t__ jj 1 5 Sanford i) a t c^ s 190 1 _ 1937 

2nd 1115 WinnebagQi'ai (■S1937 -1956 

3rd Erwinvill e. Da t e si332 -.19.5.6.. 

Louisiana Summers 

4 th Dates onlyl 



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

Republican Par ty, " Daughter s of American Rev ol ution 

pTai-e of marriage to your grandfather Rockford, Ill inois Dan- Aug. 28,. 
NOTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative ^'"-iqqq 

"^' '^^ give thart da-ta on the back of this page (D-l') 



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

Name Olgponoo ili ^t Current Residence 



Date of birth Place of birth n innlintb] Tlliiiirrt 

Date oi death Place of burial RnfilifflrrI ,, ^''^' — -- 

Education (number of years) 

grade s choo 1 ■Q' h igh school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

A th Da tes 4 th Dates 

Religion 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother Date 

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

Name Current Residence 



Date of birth Place of birth 



Dateofdeath Placeofburinl 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school vocational i()Mej'e_ 

0ccupatlon(8) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) | 
Ist Dates 1st Dates , 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3 r d D ate s 3 r d D a t e s 

Ath Dates 4 th Dates 

Religion 

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



Plato of marriage to your grandfatlier l)ate 



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CH I hPREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's n.-ime should appcir below 

' • Name Anthnny ^auri (^e Onll fitti 

Place of birth Rockf Of d ^ Illinois date ^ulv 10. 1Q25 

Number of years of schooling'' 14 Occupation Ci rcuit Clerk 

Residenc e Rockford M arital Statu s Married 

Number of children 3 Death April 27, 1973 

2 . Name La wrence Colletti 

p lace of ii 1 r t h Rockford, Illinois d a t e 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Grocer 

Residence Rockford Marital Status Married ~ 

Nuinbrr of children 3 Death 



N a me 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc e M arital Statu s 

Number of children Death 



N a m e ___^__ 

Place of birth _<^'-'l'' 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlon_ 

Residence Marital S t a t u s_ 

Number of children death 



Name ■ 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children Death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence 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 i dence Mar i ta 1 S ta tus_ 

Number of children death 



N ;i me^__ 

Place of birth date . 

Number o\ years of schoolin;^ Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Numbi'r of children death 



Nam e 

Place of birth _date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence ^ Marital Status 

Nuiiilicr (1 I children death 



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

1. Name Clarence .^orey 



Place of birth Rockf ord . 111. date May 26. 1901 

Number of years of schooling 8 Occupation Carpenter 

Residence Rockford Marital Status Widower 

Number of children 10 death 

Name Vesley David Corey 

Place of birth Roc'cford, 111, date October 16. 1903 

Number of years of schooling 8 Occupat ion Piaster Contr actor 

Residence Rockford Marital Status Married 

Number of children 2 death FebrUciry 



3. Name Alice Mary Corey SC!^gLI SCT^I'"T 

Place of birth Rr.nVfr.-rd, 111. date Frbruary 16, 1906 

Number of years of schooling 8 Occupation 'lousewife 

Residence Rockford Marital Status Widow 



Number of children 2 death 



4. Name ^7^6 Russell Go^^ey 

Place of birth ROCkford, IIT7 date :iay 2, 1908 

Number of years of schooling 9 Occupation Carpenter 

Residence Rockford Marital Status Mameu 

Number of children " 2 death 

5 . Name Walter LeRoy Corey 

Place of birth Rockford, 111. date January 3. 1910 

Number of years of schooling 9 Occupation Cnrpente r 

Residence Tampa, Florida Marital Status Married ^_ ' ' 

Number of children 6 death 



Name T-pris Rozella Corey S MITH 

Place of birth Rockford, 111. date ,1ul, IS, 19ni 

Number of years of schooling 2_Q Occupation 

Residence Rockford Marital Status Tarried 

Number of children death 



i. Name Margaret Clarenda Corey COCHRAN 

Place of birth Rockford. 111. date Hay 11. 1914 

Number of years of schooling 9 Occupation Housewife 

Residence ErwinvJlle. louisiana Mar i tal Status Married 

Number of children - 1 death 

8. Name Richard urnuth 'loreY 

Place of birth Rockford. 111. date July 23. 1913 

Number of years of schooling 11 Occupation Carpenter ^^ RepaJrma: 

Residence Rockford Marital Status Married 

Number of children ^ death 

9. Name Virginia Ruth Corey lU NTER 

Place of birth Rockf ord , 111. tiate October 26, 1 916 

Number of years of schooling 1 2 Occupation Housewife 

Residence Rockford Marital Status Married 

Number of children ^ 2 death November 2T, 1971 

10. Name Robert John Corey 

Place of birth Rockford, 111: date March 14, 1920 

Number of years of schooling 11 Occupation Elect ric Repair 

Ri-sldencc Roc kfor d Marital Status Married 

NiimbiT of children 4 death 



N a m e Wjnona Isabella Corey G Ol.LBTTI 

p 1 a .• .• of bin h Rockfofd, 111 . d a t e Se pt. q, iq2S . 

NtiPibcr ol years of schooJiri}; 12 Occupation Sales. clerk 

Residence 903 Clover Marital Status Wjdow 

J^'umbiT of children 5 death 



Your Father 

Name Anthony Maurice ColletAiC urrent Residence deceased 

Date of birth ^uly IQ . iq25 Place of bitth Rockfofd. 111. 

Date of Death April 2 7 , 1973 Place of burial Calverv Cemetar v. Rockfoie 

Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school 4 vocational 2 co 1 lege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Grocery Store Dates 1950 1st 909 Corbin St. Dates iq50-56 

Clerk 
2nd Salesmen Dates 1950 - 1953 2nd 903 Clover Ave. Dates iq56-7'5 

3rd Grocery Store Dates 1955 - 1968 3rd Dates 

Owner 
4th Circuit Clerk Dates 1968 - 1973 4th Dates 



Religion Catholic 



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

Party, ;'lusician local 112 AO , AIWETS, Plug & Pellet Club, Sacred Heart Soc* 
Place of marriage to your mother Rockford. Ill, date A^ril 23. 1950 

* Young Lions, Republican Club, and Senior Holy Name Society. 

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 Winona Isabell Corey COLLETTI Current Residence q03 Clover Ave. 

Rockford, 111. 
Date of birth September 9« 1925 Place of birth Rockf ord , 111. 



Date of death Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 highr school 4 vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Office V/orker Dates 1948 - 1950 1st 909 C orbin St. Dates iq50- 

56 
2 n d Housewife D ate s 1950 - 1973 2 n d 903 Clover Av e, d a t e s iq56- 

3rd Sales Clerk Dates 1973 - 3rd Dates 



4th Dates 4th Dates 



Re 1 i g 1 o n Methodist/Catholic 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Rep ubl ic an Party, 

Republican C lub (Women's) and Plug & Pellet Club. 

Place of marriage to your father Pjnr>Vf n-rH ^ T1 1 , "JatG AprJ l-2J-^-l-9t5Q 

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



E-2 Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupatlon(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 



Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

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



Place of marriage to your mother 
F-2 Stepmother 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

Ath 



Dates 
Dates 
Da t es 
Dates 



Date 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t ional 



CO 1 lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



-2nd 
,3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Religion _____^ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Flare of marriage to your father 



date 



10 

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

Name -Dphnrah AriTi Coll stti MCKIWNEY 

Place of birth Rockf ord , Til . Hate of birth .^uly 18. 1951 

Number of years of schooling 13 Occupation Student 

Residence q08 Shenandoah Marital Status Married 

Number of children 1 death 

Name Michael Anthony Colletti 

Place of birth Rockford, 111. Date of birth March 12. 19 55 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Shoppers A id 

Residence 903 Clover Ave. Marital Status Single 
Number of children — death 

Name Amy Katherine Colletti 

Place of birth Rockford, 111. Date of birth February 15, 1 958 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation Sales Cle rk 

Residence 903 Clover Marital Status Single 
Number of children — death 

Name Elizabeth Mary Collet ti 

Place of birth Rockford, 111. Date of birth May 1. 1960 

Number of years of schooling 10 Occupation Student 

Residence 903 Clover Marital Status Single 

Number of children — death 

Name Celeste Marie Colletti 



Place of birth Rockford. 111. Date of birth A-'ril 12. 196 4 

Number of years of schooling J Occupation Student 

Residence 903 Clover Marital Status Single 

Number of children — death 

Name 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling __Occ upa 1 1 on_ 

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) 

T 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 F.ibrary, Rockford 
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I 'save attemoted to conioile only the Tost relevant "bits 
Ox information about .-ay faaily's history. In doing the 
research I have co'ie u ^on hundreds of interesting facts and 
v/ould need a book if I v/ere to include them all. 

My mother's side of the fa;7iily kept very good records 
as well as a family bible. Over my Easter vacation I v/ent 
to Erwinville, Louisiana to see that bible andxerox the 
copies of documents contained herein. 

Ily father's side , hov/ever, was unable to coiie up with 
much information. The oldest member of that family, my 
grandmother, Katharine Geraci COLLETTI, was unable to recall 
names and dates. In addition, she speaks with a heavy Italian 
accent which made it very difficult to understand her. 

Also, there are no surviving members of my grandfather, 
I-Iichael Colletti's immediate family. 



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A. P. MATHER, JR. 
(Great Great Grandfather) 

Alfred P. Mather, Jr. or A. P. as he v/as called, v/as 
horn October 17, 1830 in Unica, Kev/ York. At the age of 8 
he and his family moved to Rockford, Illinois. They came 
overland on rough roads and trails v/ith a wagontrain. The 
family settled on the east hank of the Rock River where the 
Ransom Sanitarium v/as later built. Here A. P. lived until 
manhood. 

A. P. took up the profession of a mason and belonged to 
the United V/orkmen's Organization. He was also a fireman in 
Union Engine Company 3 for the City of Rockford. He was 
later employed by the John P. Manny Reaper Company and worked 
there xmtil his death on February 14, 1907. 

Alfred was a iletncudist and attended school until the 6th 
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(Great Great Grandinother) 

Susanne V/arfield was "born in Rockford, Illinois on 
July 2, 1835. Her education was through the very low 
grades of school. Susanne was the oldest of seven children 
horn to ^ohn and Ruth V/arfield. She was a methodist and 
never worked outside the home. Susanne V/arfield died on 
Hay 11, 1893 in Rockford. 



MR. & MRS. A. P. MATFiSR, JR. 

Alfred and Susanne were morried on August 25, 1855. 
They took up residence at 1125. S. V/innebago Street in 
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(Great Grano father) 

Murrnuth Charles Snyder, nickname Frank, was horn in 
Medveay County, Hew York.. As a child he lived in Missouri 
and Chicago. }Ie was vetran of Conpany K, 100th Regiment of 
the Illinois Infrantry. ::ur'auth died in Missouri in 1929. 
(See discharge Papers) Tate of birth, October 14, 1846. 



CLARA EUniCE MATHER 
(Great Grandiaother ) 

Clara Eunice Mather was born on August 28, 1858 in 
Rockford, Illinois. She v/as a laethodist. Like her mother 
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On r.ecern'oer 51, lvo76 Clara ^^iunice lather married riuri'auth 
C. Snyder. They v/ere married in Rockford, Illinois but soon 
afterv/ard moved to Snglev/ood, Illinois. Chey rented an 
apartaent above the Englewood Railro?.d Station. liUrmuth began 
working as sales coordinator for the Daily Newspaper. Nurmuth 
became an alcoholic and Clara, while still pregnant with her 
second child Amy began divorce proceedings. A family in 
Englev/ood took Clara, and her three year old son Charles Alfred 
in. The family paid the medical expenses of Amy's birth. 
Clara left the new baby with this family and told Murmuth the 
child had died in childbirth. Murmuth in a fit of rage stold 
his young son Charles from Clara's parents home where he \ras 
then staying. The little boy had been sick with the measles, 
caught pneumonia and died. When divorce proceedings were 
finalized, ..urmuth ,ioined the navy. He learned to speak seven 
languages. Murmuth never remarried. 

■ \Taen Amy graduated from hi^h- school she contac-ted the . 
navy and found her father was stationed in Missouri. She wrote 
to him and asked him to return to Rockford to visit her. This 
was the first '.urmuth knev/ that his daughter had, in fact, not 
died in childbirth as he believed all those years. Murmuth came 
to Rockford sometime in the early 1920 's. 



Clara Eunice 'tather Snyder re-narried s' ortly after 
her divorce from 'lur/nuth Snyder. She mo.ri'ied Clarence Hitt 
of Elizabeth, Illinois. Clarence v;as r. aethodist. le 
legally adopted Clara's child Amy, hov/ever, he v/anted 
children of his own. Clarence threatened Clara v/ith divorce 
if she v/ould not bear him a child. Clara, unable to do so 
devised a plan. She v/ent to Chicago under the pretense of 
visiting relatives. Once there she wrote to Clarence telling 
him she v;as pregnant and unable to return home until their 
child \/a3 born. Clarence v;as delighted. In reality Clara 
had located a vaudeville dancer in Chicago v/ho v/as pregnant 
and did not v/ant her child. The v/omaji signed a paper giving 
her new born child to Clara. The child, Clara Bell Hitt, 
v;as born June 20, 1888. Clara returned to Rockford v;ith the 
baby. Through his entire life Clarence believed Ms to be 
his own daughter. 



( Grand Tiother) 

ATi.y Ruth Maybelle Snyder wo.s born on October 26, 1880 
in Znglev/ood, Illinois. She was legally adopted by her 
mother's second husband, Clarence Hitt. Amy graduated from 
Kent School in Rockford and from Rockford Business College, 
v;ith a certificate to teach business in September 1900. Amy 
was a I'lethodist. She never did teach school. 



WILLIAM MONKS COREY 
(Grandfather) 

Born V,"illiam 'onks, -Tr. on •"anunry 17, 3-878 in Rockford, 
Illinois. The Monks family lived in Mason City, lov/--.. His 
father, V/illiam Monks, Sr. was a wheat farmer. '.villiam had 
a brother 'ri'alter -and a sister Rlora. -vrhen V/illiam v/as .4 years 
old a late winter blizzard wiped out the wheat crop and forced 
the fp-mily to return to Rockford to secure help from relatives 
here. V/illiam 's mother, i'[ary Fcilconer I'lonks was very ill and 
returned to Rockford by train. The children and their father 
loaded their belongings on a v/agon and began the trip back. 
The mare pulling the wagon gave birth xo a colt in ^-ubuque, 
Iowa. This held them up for several days. Shortly after their 



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return to Rockiord Miiry Falconer ■:onks died. ■.-.'in i?ni 's father 

v/as unable to crre for the children .md put t>ie;n up for 

adoption. '/illiam v/3.s legcslTy adopted on -ia.rch ?3, 1919 to 

Williajn R. Corey and bis v;ife Rosella M. Corey. (-S-e-e— adaution 

^^ pr / 
p^r&ers). V/illiara kept his last name ionks as his niddle na.Tie, 

thus becoming V/illiani .'lonks Corey. 

L-iis stepparents v/ere the ov-iiers of the property in Rockford 
known as Corey's Bluff. William worked as a farm h^nd on his 
stepparents farm. L^ter he secured a ;oh v/ith the Brandingham 
Co'ipany which was later called J. I. Case Company. 

V/illiajii was a Methodist and attended school through the 
6th grade. His grade school was 7 miles from his home and he 
v/alked to and from school every day. 

William died in Erv/inville, Louisiana on June 28, I960. 



:iR. cc "iRS. l.ILLIAI-i H0I;K3 COREY 

.■illiam VlonV.s 'Jorey r.nd A'ny Ruth M^ytelle Snyder Hill v/ere 
married on August 28, 1900. They had met at a church service at 
the Court Street Iiethodist Church in Rockford. They honeymooned 
atV/hite Fish Bay in V/isconsin. V/hen they returned to Rockford 
they stayed with relatives until their home was finished at 
1215 Sanford Street. (See article "House At 1215 Sanford Street".) 

V/illiam ojid Amy had 11 children: 

Clarence Corey 

V/esley David Corey 

Alice Corey SCHELLSCI-E'ilDT 

Lyle R. Corey 

V.'alter L. Corey 

Doris R. Corey S IITH 

I-Iargaret C. Corey COCHRAN 

Richard I-I. Corey 

Virginia R. HUIITER 

Robert r. Corey 

V/inona I. Corey COLLETTI (mother) 

Their- daughter, riargaret and her husband moved, to Erwinville, 
Louisiana. Amy and William also bought property there and in 
1952 began spending their v/inters there and their summers in 
Rockford. Amy Ruth ?'Iaybelle Snyder Hitt Corey died in Rockford 
on Ilovember 15, 1956. ¥illiam ^"onks Corey died in Srv/inville, 
Louisiana on ^une 28, I960. (See map of Louisiana) 



KOUSS AT 1215 SAJJFORD STREET 
By Kathy Paris 

The house at 1215 SanTord Street was built in May of 
l'?01, and ic3 first owners, Mr. and Mrs. Wlllian Corey, 
novad into It in 1'302. Originally, the house had one story 
whic-h included nany rooT.s . Then, in 1920, a second story 
was added, and the house had eight rooms and a bath. Three 
years later, inside plura;j l.-;.: was installed. 

On liovember 17, l'-''2i;, Clgrence, one of the Corey's sons, 
married and moved nwgy. In 1^!;0 he bought the house and 
moved back. 'Ae lived there until l-x^7 when he moved next 
door to 1219 Sanford, and rer.tcl t.e house at 1215 to his 
daughter Jean and her husband, ?■-.:- "!<.rchar3. 

In i"^53 the house was rence^ oo i-!...-. Corey's oldest son. 
Bill, an-i his family, who lived there until 1962, at which 
■;l-'-5 LfTfa Sartino and another lady moved in. They cared 
iCr children -.'ho were orphans or who came from broken 
hf-i93. Th^y remaine ; thsre until March of l^oL).. After an- 
o':,r--?i- occ':pa2''.cy by a nemb'^r of the Corey family, this time 
y.T. and T-'rs . Clarence Corey, Jr., the house was sold late 
in 1=65 to Mr. and Mrs, Alfred Parson, the present owners. 

The house has survived sixty-seven years and has grown 
with the nei.Thborhocd in which it is situated. At first, 
it WES the only house on the block, but now it is In the 
middle of a cluster of h.oiises. Cattle used to graze near- 
by, but now automobiles pass it many times each day. The 
street wes probably naned after Goodyear Asa Sanford, a 
prcninent ?ockford businessman who died In l8'3i|.. 



TAKEN PROM THE RCCKEOKD PUBLIC LIERARY'S HISTORY NEWSLETTER 
ENTITLED "NUGGETS". 

The author of the article, -^athy Paris, is a second cousin. 



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'ilOnAEL COijj.;ETTI 
(ilr."!.nd father) 

^'icaael Colletti v/as born in Viccory, Italy on Cctolier 20, 
1887. He v;as the youngest of three "boys born to Antonio and 
i'largareta Colletti. his brot'iers, j^ugene and Joseph re:Tiained 
in Italy whil i;ichael came to the United States. He v/as about 
20 years old at the time. He took up residence v/ith friends 
from his village in Italy who had settled in Chicago. -le became 
a salesmen for a spagetti company. Part of his route took him 
to Rockford. Here he met 'lis first v/ife. (I do not know her 
name). I'hey bought a home at 827 Corbin Street in Rockford. 
They had two sons Anthony and Sam. V/hen Anthony v/as 12 years old 
he became very ill and died. Michael's wife blamed herself and 
took her ovrn life. 

Michael then married ray grandmother, Xatherine Geraci. They 
also had tv;o sons, Anthony laurice Colletti, my father, and 
La\"a?ence Colletti. 

After the birth of his first son Michael opened a small 
wholesale grocery store in the front of his residence. He ovmed 
and operated this -store until 1956. "lichael was very active in 
the Republican Party, Senior -oly Hame and Sacret :iea,rt Societies, 

"ichael died on October 21, 19'52. 



CAT'iERINS GEFiACI 
(Ci-randmother ) 

Catherine Geraci v;as born on May 29, 1S93 in Italy, the 
citj'' of Roccarnena in the orovidence of lalerno. Her "oarents , 
Lav/rence Garaci and Antoinetta Armato Geraci had G children. 
Their n^-mes were: Tony, Mary, Angelina, Mosalie, Catherine 
and Frank. 

Catherine attended school through the 2nd grade. She 
was forced to quit because of an eye defect. Around the age 
of 7 an army doctor took an interest in her case and within 
a year here eyes v/ere healed. Her parents v/ere very v/ealthy 
they owned a large vinyard. They lived in a villa with many 
servents. 

Cat'ierine ' s oldest brother Tony had gone to the United 
Strites and had written home about the availa.bility of .Ijobs. 
In 1909 Catherine came to America. She could not read or 
write English. Her relatives wanted her to attend school but 
because she v/ould be so niuch older than her schoolmates, she 
refused. Instead she paid her way by v/ashing and cooking 
for relatives. In 1914 Catherine began working at the Helson 
Knitting '"'ompant here in Rockford. She worked until her 
marriage to Michael Colletti in 1924. 

Today Catherine lives with her youngest son lav/rence at 
1209 Cunningham Stree ' , Rockfoi-d, Illinois, 



P:R. x MRS. aC'TAEL CCLLICTTI 

;;y .^T and parents were 'T-rried at Gaint Anthony's Church 
in Roc'vford, Illinois on A.oril ?:> , 1924. ^'hey lived for a 
time at 327 Corbin Street. Later they built the home at 
909 Corbin Street. The front lortivon of the hone v/as con- 
verted into a grocery store. 

Michael an:; Katherine had two boys by their marriage 
and ;licha.el a son, Samuel by a previous marriage. Because 
of the circuiTistances involved in his first wife's death, I 
could not find any relat;ive who would give me any information. 

Michael and Katherine continued to reside at that 
address until "-lichael's death in 1962. Katherine closed 
dovm the store but remained in the residence until 1975. 



AITTIiOKY MAURICZ, CCLLETTI 
(??.ther) 

Anthony "aurice Coll etti was born -^ulj 10, 1925 in 
Rockford, Illinois. He v/as born in the house at 827 Corbin 
Street. Tony attended St. Anthony of ?adua grade school, 
St, Thomas High School, and studies music at The Chicago 
Conservatory of Music. He began playing the tru;npet at a very 
early age and formed his ovm band at the age of 14. The band 
"Tony Colletti Orchestra" existed until his death in 1973. 

Tony was already interested in politics at the age of 22. 
He ran for, and was elected precint, committeeman for the 5th 
ward that year. Like his father he was a sto.unch Republican. 

In V/orld v/ar II and in the Korean '.."ar Anthony v/as placed 
in Array Intellagence. 'lis job was to decipher Communist 
Chinese propaganda v/ritten ir. Italian. 

On April 27, 1950 Tony wo.3 m.arried to my m.other, Winona 
I. Corey. He was then em.nloyed as a salesman for Heinz baby- 
food. In 1955 he and his brother Larry opened a grocery store 
at 1323 Loomis Street in South. Roc'cford. 

In 1963 Tony was elected Assistant Tovmship Supervisor. 
Ke also served as chairman of the E::ecuative Comm.ittee of 
Winneb^^'go County Forest -Preserve Toard and on the Building & 
Grounds and Pees o: Sa.laries Comm.ittees. 

In 196s Tony was elected Circuit Clerk of "/innebago County. 
He head been ap^.ointed clerk pro tern tlie previous year follov/ing 
the death of Clerk Claypool. At this ti-i:e he sold his share of 
the "Col.lotti rotherc iroctry", to ;i . partnor/brothor Larry. 



Ill yovenber 1971, Tony v/as rios vitalized. It v;as 
deterr.ined he hp.d cancer. From liis hosoit-il bed he conducted 
the husLness of his office. In 197? he v/as out of the hosoital 
and v/ell enough to actively ca-irj- ign for a second term as 
Circuit Clerk. ;{e v/as reelected that ifovember but only 
served five months before his death on April 27, 1975. 



WIr:Ol!.\ iSAE3V,LS COxEY 
(f-iother) 

Winona I. Corey v/as born Seotember 9, 1925 in R.ockford, 
Illinois. She, v/as the YOun;^est of 11 children. Winona 
attended 0. F. "arbonr School and graduated from rtockford's 
West -ligh School. She took tap dancing lessons v/hile in 
grade school and appeared in :7i:-'ny productions a.t the Montague 
House in Rockf ord . She later v/orked as a clerk in the Ben 
Pranklin Store on 3. Main Street on weekends and after school. 
After her high school graduation she secured a iob in the 
office 3t Barbor Colei.aan Coinpany on Rock Street. She lived 
v/ith her parents until her marriage to my father, Anthony 
Colletti on Ai^rll 23, 1950. 

After her ■larriage V/inona. never worked outside the home. 
Occassionaly she v/ould help out at the grocery store but drev/' 
no salary. 

Ily mother v/as raised a Methodist, but several 3/ears 
after Mner marriage converted to Catholism. 

After my fathers death in A^^ril 1973 she bego.n v/orking 
at D. ■^. Stewart £• Company as a sales clerk. She is still 
emoloyed there today. 



■IR. a: 'IRS. A,yT;iOiTY C0LJ.1:;TTI 

i'^y ir.o t'ler and father had 'ciiovrn each other for many 
years a.s my ;:iot';ier's older brother Richard lived next door 
to the C:lletti'3. 'I'hey v;ere married at 3aint Patrick's 
Church on April 23, 1950. After the cere:Tiony they v/ere 
off to the South for a honeymoon in Iiev/ Orleans. 

Upon their return to Rockford they took up residence 
v/ith rn.y father's parents. They remained there until their 
Qi/ra home v;as built at 903 Clover Avenue. 

There are five children in the family, myself - Deborah 
Ann Colletti MGKINNEY, Michael A. Colletti, Amy K. Colletti, 
Elizabeth M. Colletti and Celeste >I. Colletti. 

Lly niother, brother and sisters continue to reside at 
903 Clover Avenue. 



McMULLENV DANIEL BURTONV 1957- 



I' AM1I,Y DATA 

A . Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name './alter Fz?Jlklin M Q' IUT.T.^JTM Current Residence 



Date of birth June 28.1899 Place of birth Beresford. South Ifeikota 

Date of death Auffust 24. 19^1 Place of burial Lincoln, Nebraska 

Educa t ion (numbe r of years); 

gr.-ide school p, high school jj. vocational -tiollege t^ 

()cr-upation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving horae) 
I s t Teacher Dates 1921-1941 Ist Bowena. So. Pa,k. Dates 1921-24 

2nd Dates 2nd Lincoln. Nebr Dates 192^41 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



Ath Dates 4th Dates 

R e 1 i g i o n Protesta nt 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, et.c-._ 

Republican^ Phi Batta Kappa 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother SJOXlX ^Eklls, So. E&k jate Augu st 25, 192 1 
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 Mabel Sykes Current Residence Stanwood, ^ ashin^ton 

Date of birth J'mie 26, 1900 Place of birth Waubay , South E^Jcota 

Date of death Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school 4 vocational 

college _2; 



Occupation (s) . PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t Teacher D ate 5 1921-1933 1 s t Rowena. So. Dak. D ate s 1921-1924 

2nd Housewife Da tes 1933-1 943 2nd Lincoln, Nebr. Dates 1924^1945 

3rd Minister D a t e s 1 94>1 945 3rd Mcp herson, , Ka. D a t e s 1 9^5-1 953 

4th Teacher Dates 1945-1968 4th Seattle . Wash Da tes 1953-1968 

Retired 1968 Stanwood, Wash. I968 

Religion Protestant 

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



Republican, Seattlean Service Club, A. A. U. W. 



Place of marriage to your g rand fa the r^i0VS_IkllS-»_-SQ_^_X^.tL'__,Ailg*_ 25^921 

NOl'E: If your father was raised ' i o age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give tliat data on the back, of this paj',e 
(A- 2) . 



Grnndfatlier (your mother's side) /, 

NameArthur Sman uel Jensen. M.D. Current Residence Mountain^ Hest _S.C^ 

Date of birth I^vembeir 11,1 BQS , Place of b i r t h_3i.a(Jgata>_Iova 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school 8 



vocational 
* 



Occupation(s) 

1st Farming 



2nd Student 



CO 1 lege 8_ 

comliinad high, school and college 

TLACE OF RESIDEtTCE 
(after leaving home) 

_D a t as 1918-1921 1 s t Bode. I owa D ate s 1931-1 932 

d 
Dates 1921-1 930 2nd Humliol^t, Iowa Dates 1932-195^ 



3rd Itoctor - general practiq $&tes 1930- 3rd Winter. Park, Fla, Dates 1 95^196 6 

4 1 h Largo, Fla. 



4th 



Dates 



Religion Protestant 



Dates_l?66-1_97_1. 

Mountain Best, S.C. 1972- 



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

R epublican, Alpha Omega Alpha medica l fraternity . _ 

Place of marriage to your grandmo th er Qmaha , Neb raska 'l-itejune 6,_193Q 

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



Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Bertha Yiola Fleshe r 

Date of birth_Ju1y I 5 , 1 9 08 

Date of death 



Current Residenc e Kount ain Res t, S.C, 

Place of birth Qm aha., Nebraska 

Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school 8 high school i+_ 



voca t ional 



coll ege 2 



Occupation (s) 



PLACE OF RESIDKNCK 
(after leaving home) 

Is tRece^iioniat^JiJiJ^ of flutes _i222L-_1_228 l-s t_Bgde, Iowa Da t es 1931-1932. 

d 
2 n d lecher nates _1928-J 93Q____2 n d_^Humbolt^ fowa_ d.-.i es 1932-195^ 



3rd Homemaker 
4th 



Dates 1930- 
Dates 



3 r d same as above D a t e s _ same 

11 It n 

4th Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n Protestant 

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

Repub lican , P. E. 0. , iq-iq-,i 

IMare of marriage to your g r a n d f a t h e r Omaha^_Nebraska_ Da L e June iy,l yjjl 

NOTE: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to 
'"^' -"^ gtvB th»t- d»ta on the back of this page 0)-2) 



6 

1111, DRKN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's name should appear below 

Place of b i r t h Tiinnnln, Ke"brask a d a t e Jan , lit 1930 

Number of years of s choo ling[J2 Occupation School Pr incipal 

Res i dene e Sea ttle^ \'Jash. Marital Status m arried ^ 

Number of children 3 Death 

Name Walte r Barton Md'I ul len 



1' lace of 1> 1 r th Linc oln , Nebraska d a t dfc>v. 5. 1931 

Numbt-r of years of schooling 20 Occupation clergya ain 

Res i dence Bjckford. Illinois Marital Status marrie d 

Nuinbi-r of childrenij^ Death 

N a m e Mary Belle Mcl^iallen 



Place of birth Lincoln. Nebraska date Sept. 1, 193^ 

Number of years of schooling 13 Occupation housewife 

R e s 1 d e n c e Ft. Sam Houston . Teai^a rjtal statu s married 

Number of children_^|; Death 



N a m e .^ 

Place of birth , d.it(.'_ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc c M a r i t a 1 Statu s_ 

Number of children death_ 



N a ra e __ 

Place of birth date . 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res idence Mari ta I Status 

Number of children __..._ Death 



Name__ 

Place of birth _.date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mari tal Status 

Number of children death_ 



Name 



Place of birth date [ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death__ 



Name 



Place of birth__ . date _ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation, 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



N a me 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Oc<:.ipation 

Residence Mari tal Status 

Number of children death 



Namt 



Place of birth ^ date . 

Number of years of schooling Occupation, 

Res idence Marl tal Stal.is _ 

Number ot children death 



'7 

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

Name ,Tna.n Ma.ry .Tpsrisen 



Place of birth Bode, Iowa. date Oct. 22, IQ -^I 

Number of years of schooling 16 ; Occupation housewife 

Residence Boclcford, Illinois Marital Status married ■ 

Number of children if death 

Name Vem Arthur Jensen 

Place of birth Bode, Iqt^ ■ ■. date Aug. 4, 1932 

Number of years of schooling Ph.,D- Occupation clergyman 

Residence MorriHto t^m , W ,T. Marital S t a t u sjjjarriad -. 

Number of children ^ death 

Name Kathleen C. Jense 



Mame KatHleen C. Jensen 

Place of birthHnmlyil V Iowa 

Number of years of Schooling 16 



date yab. 6, 1937 



_Occupat ion ho use w ife 



Residence Tnng^.-nnf^ , 1^^. Marital Status married 

Number of children 2 death 



Name_ 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling _Occupation 

Residence _Marital Status 

Number of children death 

Name 

Place of birth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence ^Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of sphooling__ Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children^^; death 



Name 



Place of birth ^ date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence_ _Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name _____ 

Place of birth date . 

Number of years of schooling __Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of children^ ^death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Residence Marital Status __ 

Number of children death 



i; Your Father 

Name Walter Barton Md^hiLlen ^Current Residence Eockfordm Illinois 



Date of birth ibvem"ber 5 » 1 931 Place of birth Linco In , Nebraska 

Date of Death Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade s chool 3 high " school 4 vocational co liege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Tn=itmf>t.nr , TT,.S.A..TP. Dates IQM-IQ'^l 1st y /a CQ & BllOXl. 1QI3.S '^^ te s 1 951,33^ 

Lawrence, Kansas 1953-55 

2nd .qtiifjent Dates 1953,1959 2nd Miadison, New Jersey Dates ^955,5^ 

Clearwater, Florida 1959-62 

3rd C3.ergym;tn Dates 1959- 3rd QnecQ, Florida D a t e s 1 962-64 

Clearwater, Florida, 196^71 

4th Dates 4th Glenview, Illinois Dates l97l-74 

Ibckford, Illinois 197^ 

Religion Protestant 



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



Place of marriage to your mo ther Hum"boldt, lowa d a t e August 30t 19 53 



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



Your Mother 



Name Josm Mary Jensen Current Res idence Bockford. Illino is 

Date of birth October 22. 1931 Place of birth Bode. Iowa 

Date of death Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school 4 highrschool 8 vocational college ^ 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Iteacher Date s i 95^1 956 1st IawrQnee,_^ggag__ Da tesl953:i55. 

D a t e s 1956- 2 n d same as ato ve o a t e s same 



2nd Housafwife 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 3rd " " Dates 

Dates 4 th " " Dates, 



Religion Protestant 



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



P1-... nf mprrlpge to vour f a t h e r Humboldt , Ib^//a ..;__date^jt^Ogj_l?53 : 

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



10 

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

N a m e Daniel Birtnn Mt^T-hill en 



Place of birth Qrlajicln , Florida Hate of birth F eb. 19. 19*^7 

Number of years of schooling 13 _Occupation student 

Res i dene eR jglc Tord, ILlinQiS Marital Status single 

Number of children death 

N a ne lawreace Scott Ma'-iullen 

Place of birth Nevf York, N.Y. Date of birth May 9. 1958 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation student 

Residence Ibckford» Illinois Marital Status single 

Number of children death 

Name itoa Kathleen Mcl-lullen 

Place of blrthClear vfatej; Florida Date of birth December 12. 1959 

Number of years of schooling 11 Occupation student 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name David Arthur Md-hillen 

Place of birth ^lusota, Florida Date of birth September 2?. 19 63 

Number of years of schooling 7 Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlon_ 

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 Occupatlon_ 

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 

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Paternal Grandfather 
J Walter Franklia MCMULLEN 

Walter Franklin McMullen was torn on June 28, 1899 in Beresford, South 
Datota.and grew up in that state. His ancestors came to Qinada during the 
period of Protestant persecution in Scotland, Eventually three brothers came 
to live in the IMted States. One of these, George W. Md-Iullen, moved to 
Wisconsin. He bad three children, one of whom was Wallace D. MaMullen, Walter's' 

jkv-.father. Little else is known ahout the early history of the McMullen family 
as no records were kept and more recent family members have not had an intrest 
in the subject, Wallace D. McMullen was a clergyman in the Free Methodist 
church. Ihis denomination rotates the assignments of its ministers periodically 
adn consequently Walter lived in various small South Dakota towns in his 
childhood. The family lived in parsonages provided by the churches Wallace 
McMullen served. Because of his early death little is known about the specifics 
of Walter's firsi; years, but it can be said with some confidence that he lived 
the typical parsonage life of the time. The earliest memoiy my gra n d m other 
has of him is at a summer Cfeunp Meeting. These were religious gatherings vrtiere 
families camped togetheo:. Tents and straw filled sleeping bags served for 
:-:.acconx)dations. At one such gathering Walter and Mabel Sykes, about four or 
five years old at that time, got into a fight. Tears later there were many ^ 

.-.vj; laughs over this incident, j^ '^^ ■:';;■,,/■:.-,/,- ::^J'\-'- 

V Walter pursued his education ani attended school at Wessingto Springs, 
•.Sbuth E&kota. where there was a private combined highSchool and college 

:Vv- associated with his father' s church. When his father was transfered from 
We ssington Springs to Sioux Falls Walter stayed^. on at Wessington Springs and 



cam© home in the summer to work in Sioux J^lls. Eventually, after completing 
the college work necessary to teach, Walter married Mabel Sykes and began his 
career. 

Paternal Grandmother " : 'vr'- •:' 

..Mabel^ SYKES 

Mabel Sykes was bom on June 26, 1900 on a f^nn near Waubay, South E^kota. 
Her father's background is obscure and confined to the fact that he came from 
f.: New Ibrk. Her mother was origionally from Christiana, Norway (now Oslo) and 
:^ immigrated when she was 16. Mabel lived near Waubay til the age of five when 
Henry Dehart Sykss, her fathert moved his family to Sioux i^lls where he worked 
for a fruit company in that town. Here Mabel began school, but little is 
remembered about those years. Some five years after moving to the town, her .': 
father decided to return to farming, and the mamily moved to a farm about five 
miles out of Sioux iklls, Mabel continued to attend school, and walked- one and 
a half miles to the schoolhouse each day. At the same time she helped with farm 
work. The eldest brother had hired out to a neighbor, and Mabel drove the hay 
rack, herded cattle, and-helped harvest potatoes. Henry S^jrkes decided in 1912 
to move again, this time to Oregon and so the fann was sold and the family rode 
i;-^the train to the town of Salem, only to return to Sioux i^dls a year later when 
:<;*- Mabel's father decided that that move, too, was a mistake. In Sioux J^lls, 
^"- HenrySykes finally settled down and lived there the rest of his life. 

In, Sioux BkUs Mabel started High School, but after two years she eapressed 
a desire to go to a church related private school at Wessington Springs, South 
E&kota. Privately, she harbored a desire "to see the same boy with whom she had 



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favight many years a^ at Ckrap Meetings, who vra.s now attending the Wessington 
Springs school. She olDtained her father's permission, although with great 
difficulty, and in the fall of I9I7 took the train to Wessington Springs. 
Unfortunately, upon her arrival she discovered that the "boy she admired, Walter 
Mddullen, was already engaged to another girl. Although sorely disappointed 
■fay this turn of events, Matel managed to develop friendships at the sdbool that 
would last the rest of her life. 

At the end of that year Walter's father was transfered from Wessington 
Sip rings to Sioux Skills, and Mabel's hopes rose. She was not disappointed, for 
Walter called and they Ijegan to date, that summer. Before the season ended ha 
broke his engagement to the other girl. During the next three years Mabel ajid 
Walter saw each other as often as possible. In 1921 they became engaged and 
were married that same year on the 25th of August, by Walter's father. It was 
a small wedding - about thirty-five guests - and was held in the Sykes' -house. 

During the courtship Mabel finished her highschool education. At that time 
she could obtain a teaching certificate with her high school diploma, and so 
began to teach in a school thirty- five miles outside of Siouz Falls, aie earned 
sixty-five dollars per month that year - reportedly well above the average for 
that time, His nest year fouhd her at the same country school she had attended 
years ago when she had first lived on the farm in Sioux B^Us. She stayed 
there two years while Walter finished college. 

Paternal Grandparents* 'Life Tbgether 
-; Walter Franklin MO'IULLEN and Mabel SYKES 

After their marriage and a honeymoon Mabel and Walter Mc^hillen imnediately 



moved to Eowana, South Ifetota hwers they had si^od contracts to teach in a ' g^ 

siuall, two room, sdaool, Bieir home was two upstairs rooms,, and all their 
fumature was 'boiTowed. Biey stayed there three years until, during a visit 
to Walter's parents, who had moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, they investigated 
teaching posts in the town, Walter decided to take a position teaching for 
Whittier Junior High School, He began teaching there in \°flk and stayed 
eighteen years. While he taught classes Walter conipleted a Master's Degree 
. by taking night and sunmer courses. at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, 
Mabel also attended the University and did enough work to qualify her to teach 
in the Lincoln schools. After she completed the necessary two years, she too 
taught in that school system. 

After five years in Lincoln Dee Ma^-fullen was bom in 1930. About two 
years later Walter Barton arrived, and three years after that Majry Belle was 
born, the last of the family' s children. J^unily life was contented and happy. i 

Although income usually only met the day to day needs, this money was budgeted 
and there was ho heavy indebtedness. Entertainment was generally within the 
family in those early years. Waiter's job left enough time for him to develop 

^ -a close relationship with his children. Sundays eapecially were spent doing 
.' things with his children, and often he could be fbund reading stories to them. 

;> .-.Qiristmases were spent visiting with grandparents, alternating between Kansas ,. 

■ C 2uid South Ifeikota, Walter held a job daring the summer, but' the family still ;" 

found time for church camp. All tolled, everyone in the family was satisfied 
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'^'■^.-\ . The summer of 19^1 brought tragedy and despair to the McMuJlen family, 

"^ -While Mabel had taken the children to church camp, Walter had stayed in Lincoln 
-to finish the work week. When the family had left he had had a slight cold, :4- 

_•: "but had intended to come irp for the weekend. Ihe cold became worse, but 



Walter pursuadsd his wife to stay out th© week at canip. Whe the family did 
arrive home the cold had "become very severe and was diagnosed as serious 
I pnemonia. WsJ.ter was taken to the haspital where his condition seemed to i': 

improve. On August 24, 19^1 this improvement reversed itself as complications 
r set in, and Walter F, McMullen died at the age of forty- two./ 

His death had a terrible impact on his family, "both emotionally and - 
; financially. Ma'beiL intended to return to teaching hut a hearing defect-, which 
f^baA worsened recently, seemed to preclude this possihilty. One doctor, who 
f -knew of the families circumstances, suggested a new type of surgery, and 
refered her to a Chicago surgeon, , the only doctor in the country performing 
this surgery, Eventually Mabel made the agonizing decision to undertake the 
operation, agonizing bath because of the risk involved and because of the 
cost, Iher operation was partially successful, and her hearing was improved. 
In later years however, the scar tissue which arose because of this operation 
made farther surgery impossible when Mabel's hearing again began to deteriorate. 
At the time though it was a blessing, especially in light of the fact that the 
surgeon who bad performed it charged only one htindred dollars for the entire 
proceedure. 

Unfortunately the lincoln school system had at this time an overflow of 
teachers, and there was no work in this area. Mabel took a temporary job at 
the Lincoln ^tchery to consolidate her position and evalxiate the options 
available to her. It is significant to note at this point that Mabel McMullen 
was a deeply religious person. Her convictions and her readings from the Bible 
., had made the death of her husband bearable. At this point her fath had convinced 
her that possibly she should enter the church. Subsequently, vriaen both 
superintendents from the two Nebraska conferences of the church wrote within a 
single week asking her to fill in as pastor at different churches, she made the 



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decision to accept one of theni. She began work in the sunmer of 19^3 as a lay 
minister in a church in Laisville, Nebraska, where the family stayed for .three 
years. Ihe salery was only ten to twelve dollars per week, but many people 
left fresh produce for the family. The parsonage had only four rooms, and the 
facilities were crude compared to what had been the family^ s standards before. 

•'Still, ' thay persevered, and all survived. 

In the fall of 19^5 Mabel was offered a job as Dean of Women at Central 
Cb liege in McPherson, Kansas. It was a church affiliated school and Dee, the 
oldest boy, had been attending high school there for a year already. She had 
hoped for a position there so that both of her sons could attend. Her post as 

'Dean did include freg tuition and half board:- in addition to eight hundred 
dollars for each nine month scholastic year. Bila job signalled the beginning 
of twenty-three years on college campuses for Mabel Md'hillen, as when she left 
Central she moved to Seattle Pacific Cbllege in Seattle, Washington where she 
worked til her retirement in I968., 

J^ther 

Walter Burton Ma^IULLSN 

After his father's death, Walter B. Mc^iullen began to assume responsibility, 
for himself. As soon as possible after the move to Louisville, he took a job .' 
working in a drugstore. This was the befinning of a series of jobs - including 
;.^work at a nursery and jobs in house construction - through which my father 
provided for his own- support in most areas from age thirteen on. It is also 
significant that ftx)m the time he began high school he lived in dormatories at 
the collegerwhere his mother worked rather than -in a house with the rest of his 
family. 'Home life' v/as nonaxistant for him during these years. 



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When he had completed high school and two years of collage, Walter dscided 
to enlist in the Air Jbrce. A number of factors combined to catalyse this 
decision.- he really did not know at that time what his career intentions were, 
ho was out of money, and he wanted to avoid heing drafted into the Korean 
conflict. His enlistment was for three years, during which time he taught 
electrical engineering. . 

It was in the Air Ibrce that he made his decision to enter the ministry, 
Ihis decision was greatly influenced "by his chaplain in the service. Subsequently 
he was granted an honorable discharge one year early in order for him to pursue 
a ministerial career, ' 

Maternal Grandfather 
Arthur Baanuel JMSEN 

ArthTir S. Jensen was bom on Ebvember 1, 1895 on a fsmn near Bradgate, 
Iowa. His parents both immigrated from Dennark in their teens, met in Iowa, 
and married. His father, Hans Jensen, homesteaded a one hundred and sixty acre 
farm suid was given the land by the government. One of Arthur's early manorias 
was of the furrows of virgin soil ready for planting. The farm was nestled in 
between many trees because Hans Jensen got credit for planting them. Water came 
from a 'dug' well walled around with stones and pumped to the surface by 
windmill. ,, 

Arthur .attended a one room school near the farm until he was old enoi;igh to 
drive a team in the field. At that time he stopped attending school except for 
winters. Eventually he quit school, completely before finishing the eighth 
grade. ' 

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arraLngad a ssjjarate maintainenco agreement. Hans moved to town and Arthur 
then in his late teens, was left to work the farm alone. Ihe task he faced 
was moniomental - working one. hundred sixty acres alone with no motorized. 

,:; equipment. His day "began early and lasted til after dark. Hunting and fishing 

i.-j3ccasionally broke his routine, hut these trips were more for food than for 
fan. 

Civilization was a far off commodity. Ihe nearest town was three and one 

^ -half miles awa^y and had a population of only one-hundred and fifty people. 

s^'.Even it was only at grocery store, hardware store, and a grain elevator, where 

^' crops were sold. It was an exciting occasion when in 1912 the family lx)ught 
a new car - a Hapnxjhile. ibrtunately, Arthur was blessed with a natural 
aptitude for mechanical equipment and could serve as his own repairman when 
things broke down. 

After several years working the fields Arthur made a critical decision 
concerning his life. He conmited himself to the goal fo becoming a doctor. 
On the face of it this seemed an impossible task, considering the social and 
educational background Arthur had. But at the age of twenty-six Arthur loft 
the farm, selling the stock and equipment, and moved to Blair, Nebraska 
where he completed his high school education and began preraedical trainong at 

^rlho Dana Academy and Cbllege., Subsequently he went to Omaha, Nebraska to 

complete his premed training at' the University of Omaha. He was then accepted 

'r at the -University of Nebraska Oollege of Medicine. Eight years after leaving 
the farm he had completed a course of study that usually takes eleven years, 
and recieved consistently perfect grades throughout. He graduated with honors 
and was elected/into- the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Ihese years 
of study had been financed from money saved out of farm incxarae, both irfhen he 
worked it and income derived from tenant farmers who rented the acreage after 



Arthur Isft, It seans incredibla that such a task could b© possible, but 
Arthur iraposad t^wn. himself a severe discipline in order to accoraplish it. His 
social life, as mi^t be expected, was almost nonexistant, -but two years before' 
his graduation he met Bertha Flesher ajid they soon became engaged. They were ngt 
>; married til after Arthur had finished school and had started his internship. 

. Maternal Grandmother 
^V Bertha Viola FLHSHSR 

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: Bertha Flesher was bom in Omaha, Nebraska on July 15. 1908. Her father 
and mother had immigrated from Norway and Denmark at the ages of sixteen and 
twenty respectively. Ihey met in Oaaba, and were married, Bley made thier home 
in this sity until they died. Her father was a carpenter by trade and found 
work with no difficuly in the city. 

Bertha grew up in Omaha and enjoyed a happy childhood. Even though income 
was limited, especially with eight children In the family, carefal management 
^■helped it go far. A cow and a garden , helped provide some of the food. Bertha's 
mother was an exc^tionally good cook and always mad nourishing meals. As time 
■ progressed the family wa§ able to obtain many of the machines which tod^ are 
taken for granted.' In 1 91 3 they bought a Buick, the first in their neighborhood. 
Eventuallly the got a crystal radio, and later a tube model. Bertha's mother 
was -finally able to get a wringer typo washing machine and a refrigerator, ..later 
other, labor saving appliances were added - a vacuum cleaner, a gas stove, and 
.- smaller appliances. Hard work made possible an entirely adequate standard of 
living for all, 

Iho families house was two stories high and built by Bertha's father. when 
she was three, Sven though there was no indoor plumbing, the house did have a 



fixmaco, a telephone, and electricity. 

Entertainment v/as mostly homemsuie. Eecreation was popular -ice seating, 
sledding, "baseball, etc. Church life was often the center of these and other 
activities. 

IXiring those years Bertha attended elementary school and high school, 
both of which could he reached by walking or street car. Because she was the 
yaungest fo the eight choldren she was fortunate enough to be able to attend 
college, unlike her older brothers and sisters who had had to get jobs to help 
support the family. She attneded Central College in Mcpherson, Eansas for 
two years. This qualified her to teach in Iowa, Her first job however, was 
as a receptionist and assistant to a doctor in Bode, Iowa which paid forty 
dollars a month. Ihsi was a teraporary position thovigh and when a teaching 
position became available in Perry, Nebraska she took it. Her first years 
salary as an elementary school teacher was nine-himdred dollars for the year, 
and it rose to one- thousand -hilars per year the second year she ta;ight. 

Bertha met Arthur Jensen when her sister's fiance, a med student with 
Arthur at the University of Nebraska, introduced them. Ihis was just before 
she left Omaha to teach, but the two corresponded frequently. Very quickly 
they were engaged as a result of their letters and two years later they were 
married. ■; ..,.'. 



Maternal Grandparents' Life Tbgether ■ ■. .\"' 

Arthur Emanuel JUISEIT and Bertha Viola FLSSHER 

,.::,,"Arthiir's internship occurred dxiring the depression years. His saleiy 
as ah intern was thirty dollars a month,' of which twenty-five dollars. had to 
be used to pay the rent. Daring the six months after their marriage that he 



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held this position the grocery bill was on* himcLr«d and twsnty-four dollars, 
and in ordsr to meet these costs it was necessary to rely on savings and some 
torrowed nioney. Bertha kept exacting records of their expenses, and every 
penny vfas used. Bread was five cents a loaf and five cents worth of liver was 
too much for a meal for two, 

. After Arthtir's internship, they decided to return to the area fix)m vrfaich 

fj&o had come origionally, and they moved to the small Scandanavian community of 
|B6de, iowa. It was during this time that my mother, Joan Mary, and her, "brother 
'.Vem were 'bom. Although the economy was still caught in the depression, 
-things improved somewhat for the Jensens. In a good month Arthur earned 
one hundred to one hundred and fifty dollars, hut often the farmers alsomade 
payments in kind as well, Ibod for that year cost three hundred and sixty-five 
dollars. Bent, for their apartment and Arthur's office, was twenty-eight 
dollars a month. 

After learning that a position in Humholdt, Iowa had been vswiated by the 
death of a physician, Arthur moved to that community in 1 932 and was to spend 
twenty-three years there with his family. Sbr the first two years the family 
rented. . Then "Arthur called Bertha's father, then out of work because of the 
depressed housing market, and his sons to Humbolt to build a home for his 
'family. The total cost for both land and; construction was about eleven 
■^thousand dollars. The -house was a two story brick structure with nine rooms. 
The lot it stood on was fairly large, about one hundred aby two huncred feet. 
It was definately one of the finer houses in town at that time. 

As the years progressed, Arthur's prgu:tise grew in both size and esteem. 
He was highly respected both by his patients and by other doctors. It is 
notable that the Mayo Clinic often refered patients to him that were unable 
to go to the Clinic itself for treatment as inpatients. As one of five 



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doctors in Hmnbolt he had a "busy practise. Typically h© would leavs for his 
office at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning. Between housecalls and appointments he 
kept "busy til late in the afternoons, usually arriving home after 6:00. As 
a doctor in a rural area he was on call at all times and often he would he 
called iroon to leave late at night of during foul weather. With the nearest 
hospital eighteen miles away, and transportation some what less than speedy, 
he had to deal with emergencies or childbirth without sophisticated equijanent 
in many cases. It is interesting to note that rates for office visits were 
raised only once during his twenty-three years of practise - from one dollar 
to two dolars in 19^. It was a heavy load, and their wasn' t much time for . 
recreation or the fanily. ."',::- .:^,' .'' ' ;■ ■ 

Bertha Jensen v/as a good homemaker, and most of her time was spent in 
performing household tasks. Her ^are time was often spent in reading hut 
she was active socially as well. Much of this activity was centered around 
the church. She was president of the women's association and also taught, 
with Arthur, and adult sunday school class. Bertha lived a good life and she 
appreciated that fact. 

As the years passed the work load that Arthur was called ij^xDn to deal 
with increased dramatically. Eventually he decided to take on a partner, "but 

• the demand for caxe only increased that much more. When he came to the 
.■•'.conclusion in 195^ that it would "by impossihle to decrease the work considerably 

'without quitting completely, Arthur decided to move to Florida. Eventually, ha 
?r'; found some property in South^ Carolina that he liked and so he "built a house on 
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Mo ther 

Joan Mary JENSEN 

Joan Marj Jensen was "bom on Octotor 22, I93I in Bode, Iowa. Soon sifter 
her birth the Jensens moved to Humlxjlt, Iowa and it was in this town that Joan 
grew \ip. Her early life in Hum'bolt was ai fairly sliiple one. Her parents lived 
^ a frugal life, bat this vra^ more by choice than because of need, and the family 
never felt any finacial strain. Decisions in the family were always made by the 
'.'parents and the children were expected to agree. ^Ihey never questioned this and 
V for the most part relationships between parent and child were peaceful. 

Humboldt, Iowa is a farm community, not an urban area, and Joan's life was 
shaped by this fact. Commercial entertainment \fa.s confined to one small movie 
house and most of the other buildings in town were, directly or indirectly, 
farm related. Ihere v/as a grain elevator of course, and several farm equipment 
outlets. 

As a result of this rural environment, entertainment was mostly created 
among friends. Joan did take advantage fo the theatre, but more often her 
recreation was a slumber party or a picnic trip to the park. Summers saw a week, 
sometimes two, of cairiping with the family, but her father had to return to his 
practice and this ivas all too brief an interlude in the long stretch between 
school years. ■. . '. ■ 

School :was the primary activity, if not always entertaining, in which. "; ; " :'\ 
Joan was involved daring these years. She attended a single school system, 
-all on the same block, from elementary school to senior high. In -per suit of 
-a degree in music, she attended four different colleges. It was at one of 
'"^' these. Central Cbllege, that she first came to know Walter MciMullen. They 
did not date though, and in fact each was involved romantically to some extent 



with other persons. After Joan left Ctentral, they did not see one another for 
a year. They first dated when Joan returned to visit cammencement, excersizes 
at the college. This pronipted them to "begin writing each other, Joan at 
college finishing work on her degree, Walter in the Air ibrce. They became 
engaged and were married when Walter came out of the Air Ibrce. 

CParents' Life Obgether 

X Walter Burton MCMUHM and Joan Mary JENSEN 

liimediately after they were married, Joan "began svtpporting Walter as he 
finished his college education. Using the G, I. Bill my father "began attending 
the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Joan worked in the Bookstore at the 
University. They lived in a trailer together. Tha second year at the 
University of Kansas './alter accepted a student charge in the Methodist Church 
as a minister in a nearby rural community, Melvernv Because Joan could take 
a position teaching in the Melvem school system they moved to the parsonage 
in that city, beginning a long line of sruch temporary homes. 

After completeing his college work Walter chose to enter the Drew IMversity 
Seminary in Madison, Ne^-^ Jersey. During the three years at Drew they lived in 

'i* various different places. The first year, while Joan was teaching, they lived 
in a student apartment. Qhen, the sec6nd year, Walter accepted another student 
charge in a nearby town. Joan gave birth that year to me, Daniel B. M(i4ullen. 
They moved again the third year to a different j better paying, student charge in 
Bayone, New Jersey.. Bayone then became their home for one year after Walter 
finished seminary vriiile he decided where to pursue his ministerial career. 

'■T^'t-'' j^ they decided to move to Florida and the corresponding conference 

of the Methodist Church. Ihey were assigned to a church in Clearwater, Horida 



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and in Juna of 1959 Walter McNIullen formally began his career in the church. 
Unfortionately, church politics and some coriflicts within the denomination 
caused him, after five years with the Methodist church, to break with that 
organization. He took a pastorate at an interdenominational church in 

Clearwater. Ihere he began his association with the l&iited Qiurch of Christ. 

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Afteir trying unauccessfully to persijade the church he was serving to affiliate 
with the denomination, may father left that chxarch to take an assistant 
pastorata- at another. United Church of Christ affiliated, church. Daring 
!f" these years though, he v/as primarily employed teaching at a local junior 
V: .college. Eventually Walter moved to Illinois to take a position in another 
church. After, three years in Glenview, Clinois he again moved, this time 
to ibckford, Illinois and Spring Greek Cbngregational Church, another U.C.C 
affiliate. At this writing he. is happily employed there and aspects to remain 
in Bockford for a long time. 

Me 

Efeniel Barton MCMULLE2T 

I was bom on February 19t 1957 in Ilorida. Although ray parents were 
^.vliving in New Jersey at the time, my mother was visiting her parents in the 

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instate and 1 decided to 4rriv^ daring the visit. 'By the time I was old enough 
f„ ta con5)rehend where I was, we had moved to ilorida on a more permanent basis. 
, I spent twelve years in Florida and lived in the general area of the Hampa^ 
,'. St. Petersburg- deariTatej?' 'triangle' on the Gulf of Mexico. 
S'-f :-, IhQsa years were not outstanding in any respect. I managed my way 
i'^ through eight years of school, fecieving good marks. Escreation was, of course, 
abundant. The beaches of Clearwater and the islands just ofCher coast were 



perfect for picniciog, swimming, and having fun in general. 

As the years progressed, I "becaffle more and more interested in science 
and math, Apparently I vra.s naturally talentled in these areas and did 
particularly well in the associated subjects in school. ^Vhen we "began attending 
th.8 local U.C.G church I was "brought into contact with a whole new realm of 
, experience. That church was quite liberal, especially in contrast to the 
-..^prevailing political philosophy of the area, and most of the membera I knew 
^-vWere young and active in social concerns. Here I began to to become cbncious ■ 
of the many social issues vfeidi faxie the nation. 

This awareness carried over into hagh;iSchool when we moved to Illinois. 
After I became involed in interscholastic debate my concern grew with regard to 
the^many problems vrtiich confront this country. It was at this point that I 
made the decision to vrork towards a career in government and practical politics. 

Our family moved to Sockford, Illinois about two years ago. I have been 
completeing a progran of general education at Bock Valley College in preparation 
for transfer to a four year school in 1 976-77 where I hope to obtain a degree 
majoring in political science. . 






MAGNUSONV BRUCE ALLEN. 1954- 



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

X P acific (Cal., Washj (Hawaii, Alaska) 

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

X Farming X Mining ^Shopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation ^B i g Business X M anufacturing 

Professions X Industrial labor Other 



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

X Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian ^Methodist 

Baptist ' Epi scopal ian ^Congregational X Lutheran 

^Q.uaker ^Mormon Other Protestant ^Other 



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

Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

^Jews X^Central Europeans Italians ^Slavs 



Irish British X Native Americans over several generations 



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

X Interviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

fami ly members 

^Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 

^Photographs Maps ^ O ther 



, FAMILY DATA 
\, Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name r.iAR'^TN ?>' A C M U S ON Current Residence Rockford, Illinois 



Name map'ptn rAnrtlSON 
I f dead, date of oea th 



Place of birth Rnnkford. Illinois Date of Birth Augpst \?., I906 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st r^echanic Dates lO?6-19^ 1 1 st 2902 11th St. RkfH. D ates ^ Qp.;7_iit . 

2nd Pantnrv ^npr>T-iri c:r.r- Dates l9il-iq/j,H 2nd ^-:ti r.hapin r.t. RU-fd . D ates t 215-/^.9 

3rd Fnntnr-v Ov-ynpr- Dates 1 QJi,R-i Q71 3rd 6t3 Conefre Avp RkfriP ates t^g 

Uh Dates '«th Dates 

Religion Romf^n Gf^t.hnlir. 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. |v;,^^c:o r.iii}-> npmnn-i"a + 

Rookfnrd_. Illinois Way 12, 1^92? 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother Rockford. TllinoJs ^ ^^^^ i/ay 12,192 -, 

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 Janet Keenan Wagnuson Current Residence 

If dead, date of death October 5, 19'6? 

Place of birth Whitehall, Scotland Date of birth r''ay 21,1901 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Miner( in Scotland) Dates 191 '^^-19 1st Glasf-ow. Scot l nnd D atesM'^-IQ 

2n d [."aid ( in Canada) Dates 1Q20-23 2nd Quebec. Canada Dates '20-2'^ 

3rd Housewife Dates 1927-6^ 3rd same as p:rand father D ates 

( above ) 
Ath Dates '♦th Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Roman Catholic 

I Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. I.loosc 01 uB 



MtcT & Rosary of St James 
Place of marriage to your grandfather Rocl:.1ord ,, XllinoiLi q^YI i;,ny , T2~, iy'<J7 

^°^^'- i^anatPSf:»fhi^^8a£f'§?^^f? $'^gl%-h^. stepmother or another relative give 



3. 

j-andfather (your mother's side) 

U .r.n.o. So.v.orth Current R.OH.nr^ock River Terrace Byron. 111. 

F dgadr date of death 

iace of hirfh Rnrkford. TlTinois Date of birth Au^^^st 4, 1913 

jducation (number of years}: 

jrade school ^' high school t vocational college 



^i„„/,\ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

:cupatlonts} , , . t l \ 

' ^ (after leaving home) 

Dates 193^1-37 Ist Ohnnn, Tllinoir; Dates 3 ^-3^' 

Dates 1<^^7 2nd l^nckrord, Tllinoir: Dates^^^^^ 



it ^''n.rrnor 



th 



id T^'nolii ni rA'. 

,^ . „^.,TT^ Dates 10'l?-ir; 3rdoont,tlc, War.hxn" Ion P»^e^!'^lz!lL^ 

rd ^! pv^r ( Du r 1. n ^ V^ ■ / T 1 ) uates i ^ ^'- jra f . — _ . 

Dates t4th Rocl^rord, lllinoi-- D ates '^^^"^^'^ ' 

" '. ^±h P.vron. Tllinoir: •68-presen- 

ell g ion Romnn Catholic 

olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. r^-.^mr.>,i n r.lnh __ 

,T;,rP. of marriage to your grandmother Rochollo, Ill inois ^ date f/;ay 12,193^ 

ote: If your mother was raised by a i^mprdL l lH I o r a r iUL l lB t HiUllVH (lU dy e 181 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

.randmother (your mother's side) 

n fj RnrV River T^^rrace Byron, 111 
l;,mo. T.oir^ ,Tonn? Seaworth ^Current ResldencePocK Kiver j ^r ,.. y_ ; 

ji f dead, date of death 

!.,ace of b.rth _ Rochelle. Illinois D ate of birth September 13, 19l'> 

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

. , X PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

)ccupat.on(s) ^^^^^^ ,^^^5^^ ^^^^j 

IstJ^aid Dates 1928-32 1st same as ^^;^'f^'- ^^ates 



Znd HoiioGwife 



Dates 193^ 2nd^ _Dates_ 



Dates 



3rd D ates 3rd ^ 

Religion rni-^nn Catholic Germania Club 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. ^erm..ni — 

,. , li,,.!^ : ■ ■ ■ Koclu-H'.V, ■ .il.T illUl!-. • date I lay l^; iV^^ 

Mace of marriage to your grandfather r^uc lu,. , 1 ^i ^ U» : .n^ TITi 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age lb) 
give that data on the back of this page (0-2) 



CHIkDREN of A fc B (or A- 1 or B-1) - your father's name should appear beJow 



Name Raymond r^^'^ntison 

Place of birth l;nnK1ora, 111 

Number of years of school ing TT 



date r.'-nrch 1.7. 1^3 1 



Occupation nricklayer 



Residence f<,3i chn pi n C^ ' pj^ TH , Marital Status lyarried 
Number of children 3 



Name era lei r'armir^on 
Place of bi rth iUicRl oru, 



liluk-a; 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 77^ r' U't Rkfrf. 
Number of chl Idren 



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Name_j2nn£JUi 
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Marital Status r.'arriod 



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Number of years oF schooling ^ 

Res I dence "^P.?'-' ilnnovnr Rk Id . Marl talTtatus Marriuci 
Number of ch i IdrCn ] 



date npntomhor 1. 1.931 
Occupation T.iol y.' /inr^laker 



Karch 19, 1.933 



Name T,<^onn rri K'n'-^nuson . 

Place of birth l!ockiora, jJiVnoio d ate 

Number of years of school ing T^ ^ccupat 1 6rt ] j\i.r]~ 

Res i dence ;'?'': ' ■•'1. ''''""' '^'^-^ " 'M arl tal Status Married 
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Name 

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tilLDREN of t and (or f.- 1 , D-))-yoiir mot lie r''. ri.inie slioiild oppc.ir below 



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date 

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date 

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j r Father 

e r.>(-,p-iirl Dniii':^! T^n.^nnc^nn Current Residence 3??0 H-\"ov'.>r. Hr,r.Y Ford 

dead, date of death 

ace of birth RorArord, Illinois ^Date of birth Soptf^mbor 1 , 1.931 

ucatlon (number of years) i 

rade school 8 high school .'>■• vocational ' college 



cupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

t Tool -"• nio Taker Dates 1 951"r^te''^-'^'"^"t 1st F^ockrorrl, Tllinoi'. D ates '51~5^ 

Dates 2ndVirr nnia, )''la . , Tonp. p ates '5^-53 



Dates 3rdRookford Dates * 5^-P^^esent 



_Dates ^th ^Dates_ 

ligion Rornnn Catholic 



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

ace of marriage to your mother F^ock ford , I i I inoiti ^- d ate ,|mTv J/k Y''^'^" 

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

ur Mother 

,me Shirley Marie Magnuson Current Residence 3^20 Hanover. Rockford 

dead, date of death 

ace of birth Rockfftrd> Illinoif^ Date of birth October ?.3 , 19?^ 

lucation (number of years) ^ 

irade school 8 high school ^ vocational ^college 

•cuDation(s) ,. -^ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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it Sales Clerk Dates '51-53 ut same as father (above] p etes 

jdln^-ht Assembler Dates '5?-72 2nd D ates 



r dTnspector Dates '73-presen j-,rd D ates 

J 1 i g i on Roman Catholic 

jlltical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. , — 

lace of marriage to your father Rookf ord . Til in6is d ate jnly 14, U^M 

3TE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 
this page (F-2). 



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in. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willincj) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and administrative 
rights/ to the Rocl< Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
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People Interviewed include Martin Magnuson, James and 

T,oin Seaworth, (Grandparents) Alice Garlock Fafrnuson, 
('Step-Grandmother and very f;ood friend of Janet 
Marnnson in earlier life), Ronald and Shirley 
MarjinscnC Parents ) , and Marf^aret Hughes( friend that came 
to the U.S. with Janet Maf^uson from Scotland. 



Resources include articles from the Rockford Morning 
Star and Register-Republic and records and documents 
kept by the family. 






Janet Keenan was born in Whitnhall, Scotlfind, 
a Rmall farminp; town south of Glasgow on May 21, I90I . 
Her parents were poor farmers and Doth died while she 
was very younp;. Prom then on, Janet and her sister, 
Margaret, lived with their aunt. 

When Janet was fourteen, she and her sister 
went to work in the mines for just pennies a day in 
order to make a living for themselves. The hours were 
long in these deep mines and many days they would 
stay down in these mines so long that they didn't 
see daylight. They worked in the mines for about 
three years when they decided to come to the United 
States to find a better life. But they had little 
money and could not afford to pay their fare. 

Canada had a law at this time, called the Canadian 
Maid Act, in which wealthy Canadian families would pay 
for European girls to come to Canada and the girls 



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would work as maids for these families until thoir 
fares wore paid in full. So Janet, her sister, and 
three rrirlfriends came to Canada in 1920. After 
workin."- as maids for three years in Quebec, Janot 
and her three girlfriends came to Rockford in I923 
while .lanet's sister stayed behind in Canada and 
later rot married. 

After arriving in Rockford, the girls again 
worked as maids. Janet went to work for the Shanhoune's, 
a wealthy Rockford family who owned a clothing factory 
andf resided in a large house on Harlem Boulevard. She 
worked for the Shanhouse's for three years until she 
met Martin Magnus on. 

Martin Magnuson, known as Mike, was the fourth 
of seven children to Emil and Matilda Magnuson, recent 
Swedish immigrants. Emil delivered butter for the Cherry 
Valley Creamery in Rockford while Matilda stayed home 
to take care of the children, 

Mike "went through the eighth grade and then quit 
school to get a job. He held numerous jobs as a teen- 
ager and in 1926 was able to secure a job as a mech- 
anic at a small service station because of his interest 
in and experience around engines. 



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Tn 1925 Mike mot Janet while she was working"; as 
a maid and two years later, on ''-ly 1.2, 192?, thoy 
were married at St. -lames Cathedral in Rockford, 

Recently after marriaiR;e, Mike started a canoe 
rentnl service on the Rock River with his brother, 
William. Hov/ever, it was difficult to support a fam- 
ily on such an in come so in 1931- he went to work 
for Ervhwinf:; Manufacturing in Rockford where he quickly 
advanced to supervisor. 

r/leanwhile, Janet stayed home and "brought up the 
family. They had four sons in their first six years 
of marriage. Janet was a very religious woman v/ho 
brought her family up the same way. They all attended 
church together every Sunday and drinking and swearing 
were never permitted. The family always went to church 
together and then came home and ate a large dinner 
together on holidays. 

The Magnuson family always went on vacations 
together. Every August the entire family would head 
up to Red Cedar Lake in Northern Wisconsin to go 
fishing for a week. This tradition still goes on today. 
Now, however, the family and their families go during 
the first week of fishing season in May. 



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Tn 104R Mike decided to f;o into biu-niness for 
himneir. So he rented a buildin.T at. the Ebloy Foundry 
on Cunninf^ham Street in Rockford and opened up Forest 
City Inlishinf^ and Ruffinp;. It v/as a small business 
v/ith about six employees but it v;as fairly successf\)l 
and provided the family with a moderate income. 

Janet also worked at this time to help support 
the family. She first started as a waitress at the 
Lafayette Hotel, and when it was closed, she went to 
work at the Faust Hotel. She was an excellent banquet 
waitress and was often called upon to work large parties 
at various country clubs in the Rockford area. 

By 1962, Mike and Janet had a sizeable income 
from Forest City Polishing and Buffing so Janet quit 
work in order to relax since all of her children were 
married. Two years later she became very ill and on 
October 5, 196^ she died. 

Three years later, on Defeelnber 27, I967, Mike 
was remarried to Alice Garlock, a friend of Janets' 
who she had worked at the Faust Hotel with and the 
first woman alderman in Rockford. 

In 1972, Mike sold his business and retired. 
Now they enjoy traveling frequently . 



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T.ois Jones was the third child of six to Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles E. Jones. She was born on her parents -'^ 
farm near Rochelle, Illinois, Her mother, Anna SammB 
doners, was born on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma 
on June 13,1890 and her father was born on an Iowa farm 
on September PI 5, I885. 

Lois had a very misfortunate early life. Even 
though she loved school very much, she often had to 
stay home to help her mother take care of the others 
since she was the oldest. Her father was a poor farmer 
and at times even the necessities of life, such as 
clothing, were hard to come by. Her older and closest 
brother, Ralph, died of Lockjaw in February 1928 after 
stepping on a rusty piece of a clock. In 1929 t after 
only nine years of schooling Lois had to quit to get 
a job and to help her mother take care of the family. 
In 1932 she met James Seaworth. 

James Seaworth., called Jim, was the youngest 
son of George and Mol.iy Seaworth, bom on August 4, 
1913 • His parents were a moderate farm family from 
Ghana, Illinois, a small community of about five 
hundred people east of Oregon, Illinois, who had moved 
to Rockford in 190? so that George could work for 
Mullers-Pinehurst Dairy. He had driven the first engine 



run dol ivery truck for Mullors-Pinehurst and in 19^1 
he drove the first cross country truck from Rockford 
to New York for Rockford Lumber and Fuelt 

After Jims' birth, the family moved back to the 
farm in Ghana. Here Jim attended Stone Hill School, 
a one room school with p:rades one through eight all 
in this one room. Jim didn't like school particularly 
well and skipped as often as he could get away with it. 
But his mother was very strict about his going to 
school, and when she would find out that he skipped, 
he was taken out to the woodshed. 

After ninth at St. Thomas High School in Rockford, 
Jim quit school and farmed with his dad. In 1932 he was 
introduced to Lois Jones through her boyfriend and on May 
12, 193^ they were married in Rochelle, Ill.lnois. 

Jim continued to work for his dad on the farm 
after marriage but during the hardest part of the 
depression, he woked for the WPA digging ditches for 
about one dollar a day in Rockford. They had a daughter, 
Shirley Marie, on October 23, 193^ and on September 10, 
1938 they had a second daughter, Janet. 

In 19^0 the family left for Seattle, Washington. 
Jim had a job lined up as a machinist for Boeing 
Aircraft. They lived in a government housing project 



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while .lim worked days and Lois worked nights in the 
cafeteria. After being in Seattle about a year, the 
United States entered World War II. Jim wanted to 
join the Navy but the West Coast a^lready had their 
quota of men for the Navy. Afraid of getting drafted 
into the Army, Jim decided to come back to Rockford 
and join the Navy. So in January 19^2 the family 
sold all their possessions and spent every last penny 
they had to get back to Rockford. Here, Jim joined 
the Navy and was stationed on the USS Grady in THe 
Phillipines throughout the War. 

Meanwhile Lois and the children lived with Jims* 
parents on Rural Street. Lois worked as an inspector 
at Rockford Wood Products to support the family. 
After Jim returned from war, the family moved in a 
house behind his parents on Rural Street and Jim 
went to work as a machinist at Matteson Machine Works. 
The family then enjoyed a somewhat moderate income 
and it was about this time that they got th.eir first 
television set. It was one of the first televisions 
in the city of Rockford and every night their living 
room would be full of friends watching it. It was even 
a color television - they had bought different colored 
pieces of cellophane to put over the screen and this 



was knovm as color television. 

In 19^9 Jim went to work at Rockford Machine 
and Tool where he still works today as a machinist. 
Lois went to work for Roper the same year and worked 
there until 1953 when she went to work at Goldblatts 
as a sales clerk. In 1958 they bought a house at 1124 
Kingsley Drive in Loves Park. Both of their daughters 
were married so Lois quit work and stayed home more 
often. In I963 they bought a summer cottage on the 
Rock River near Byron, Illinois and spent their summers 
there. They enjoyed the outdoor life very much and 
loved fishing and boating. In I968 they sold both 
their home and their cottage and built a permanent 
home near their cottage on the shore of the Rock 
River between Byron and Oregon, Illinois. 

Shirley Marie Seaworth was the oldest daughter 
of Lois and James Seaworth. She was born in Rockford 
on October 23, 193^. Her parents moved many times 
while sha was in school so she never stayed in one 
school very long. She attended ten different schools 
in twelve years. Consequently, she did not enjoy 
school very much. She and her sister were brought 
up to obeey their parents since tbheir father felt 



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that r;irls needed more discipline than boys. Shirley 
quit hi^h school in the eleventh grade to get married. 

Ronald Daniel Magnuson, called Ron, v/as the third 
of four sons to Janet and Mike Magnuson. He was bom 
on September 1, 193^ in Rockford. He lived most of 
his early life in a small two bedroom home on Eleventh 
Street. When he was nine years old, the family moved 
to a larger three bedroom house at 63I Chapin Court in 
Rockford. It was here that he met Shirley Seaworth. 
The back yard of his house on Chapin Court met with 
the back yard of the House that Shirley lived in on 
Rural Street. They attended Jackson School together 
while she was in third grade and he was in fourth. 
They later became interested in each other while they 
were in high school. She attended Muldoon and he 
went to St. Thomas. During their last year, they 
both attended East High School in Rockford. 

Being from a family of four boys,Rbn put pleasure 
ahead of school. The only subject he ever cared for 
in school was arithmetic. However, he did play many 
sports in high school including wrestling, football, 
and baseball. He was close to his brothers and they 
always did things together. 



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On July 1'*-, 1951 Ronald and Shirley were married 
at St, James Catholic Church in Rockford. Ron p;ot a 
job at National Lock. In I952 Ron was drafted into the 
Mariiies and left for basic training at San Die^o, 
California. Meanwhile Shirley moved back home with 
her parents. After Ron returned from basic training 
they moved to Jacksonville, Florida. During the next 
two years while Ron was in the service they also 
lived in Memphis, Tennessee and Fredericksburg, Virginia. 
In 1953 Shirley came back to Rockford to have twin sons. 
They v/ere bom on January 15p 195'+» "the same day that 
Ron was discharged from the Marines. Ron and Shirley 
and their sons Randy and Bruce(myself ) fthen moved 
into a small apartment on N. Day Avenue in Northwest 
Rockford and Ron went back to work at National Lock. 

In 1956 Ron and Shirley had a daughter, Jill Ann, 

on January I3. Shortly after they moved on Fifteenth 
Avenue. They then built a house at 3220 Hanover Drive 
which they moved into in 1957* Shirley held numerous 
secretary, and part time sales clerk jobs to help support 
the family. In I96I she started working as a small 
parts assembler at Barber-Colman and is presently 
still working there as an inspector. 

Ronald.dwas trained to be a tool and die maker 



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at National I,ock v/here he still works today. Their 
son Randy is in the Army stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. 
Bruce is a student at Rock Vallc'y College and Jill 
is a senior at Boylan High School. 



MAGiIUSONV SHARON r^ARIEV 1955- 



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

ir Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
irican 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 ***;c;':A;'.AAAAAA;V;'cAyrA5':AA*;V>';;V;V>V 

•■' OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name <,V.ar c .a rOa r i e \"nr;r. ru . s c o 

Date of form ^TTonZ * '^ ^ ) 

2. Your college: Roc k Val ley (.oil ecje ■■ (ID // ) 

Rockford, Illinois •'• 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 1800-1 850 

1850-1900 N 1900 or later 



I 



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

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

South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) ^East South Central (La, , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , K^ 

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

^Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) X_ l^»a uo «s.':>t^ CX U uj • 's ) 



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

\ Farming Mining X Shopkeeping or small business 
Transportation Big Business ^Manufacturing 



X P rofessions y^ 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 ^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 V C entral Europeans Italians ^Slavs 

Irish British Native Americans over several generations 



^East Asian y O ther S^^^^.sK 

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

X Interviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

fami ly members 

X V i tal Records +c> uS Land Records ^The U.S. Census 

^Photographs ^Maps ^ O ther 



■ FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name ^'^u-r-^ [\.'^\c,^ \^ar . ti^^ <- ,-^ S.- Current Res i dence K'^c k VurA . T i I ^ n c . <; 
I f dead, date of death -^ 

Place of b i rth ^oc W ro' ,-\ s T \ W v ,. . -. Date of Bi rth Ve Vj.-ucyrv Q "5 , i-^MC. 

Education (number of years): 
grade school % high school vocational 7), college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'st_cWrk Dates . yr^ 1 st fi^,,~ u Sc..-^ 1 lUn,.. sD ates 



2nd -,^otLr vi ,cr Dates H>-4 vrs _ 2nd ^Dates_ 



.u.t^)t',n \/ 1 -.or Dates -j'-l yrs 

3r d -tTvrv-^\r^c^ Dates (^^ >7 r^ '^"^ >"^'' 3rd Dates 

^th pc,t:^Kc.- , ,... .-^^ V Dates -l^o ,r^ 



i»th Dates 



Re I i g i on Lu^V^y. ^^cx w 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Vc.tc s 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother -i~^ ^ \> 5.1, ~ ,, "T \ \ e 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 (]^cac r- Kr^ > ^ <. - 1 ^^ r .r r. , . <. c^ v^ - ' '^ *" c'u'^r ren t Res i den eel? cc k ^ -eJ . TU.nc-.^ ■ 

If dead, date of death -' 

Place of birth V^.n^ ro \ Pr :^Y \ ....^( .-.n^.^ Date of birth 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st^<..^,cv.V.lwl,^^ Dates 1st ^Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

4th Dates 4th Dates 



Religion /- u^ + h-< r (?i w 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r-"^^ ,^^ j^ ^^ ,^ j ^1 ] DATE \z^'>,c.' ''. " ~ — 
^°^^'- ih^^°aatHf!»fh^^§a£f'8?^tl(^? ^g|i^^A-^)f stepmother or another relative give 
vVrcxce. Cs.x-.cA V^o^oer^ u_iere. rocir-Pied '^^ ^» "^ yet. rS- 



A-1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

^;!^. . , r-z c Current Residence 

If dead, dole of death 



Place of birth 



Date of Bi rth 



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

Occupat ion(s) 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
Ist^ ^Dates_ 1st (after leaving home) 



Dates 



2nd 



3''«^ ______^ Dates 

lith 



Dates 2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates i4th 



Re I i g i on 



Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 
f'lace of marriage to your grandmother ' ■ 



^"SSTi 



ti I ■ 

*^ Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name ''^, l-Ar, i i - \ C v - r^\' Om-^c.-i 

•f d ead, date 'of death ^ ^ ^n:^ - lA^ ) V lx_ Current Resldencei;>... j, V,,.J J^^^,.. 



Education (number of years): 
grade school__ high school H 

Occupat i on (s) 



— vocational U rr^a.<. c olleoe 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

'^^ ^^- -^-K. -r Dates ur v? \. L ^^^'^^ 1^^^'"^ ^°"*) 



2nd 1 A - V. 

f- . ' ^ > ' u I ^ c .^ 1 lit- r __Da t e s <|^q 

3rd 



2nd 



fteli 



^Dates_ 

°^tes 3rd 

^ ° Dates 



gion 



''ontical party, c.vi, or social clubs, sororities, etc. y.^tc. ^. . Vl 



Qi^ coiaj: 



^'•''^'^ ' ^ ^^ --' ^^ • , I A^^^i -^^./^ x/r- ^ 



Place of marriage to your grandfather \ '' ■ \<L -r,\ t ^^ 



3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name VX-Ci i jr...c:r. Y-.^nn Jr Current Residence W\y w;a Pr^l \ , V -.Cu n S\ o 
If dead, date of deatn ' -> ' 

Place of bi rth F Ara-.r Vo.^s \a; > s r r -.^ S n \r^ Date of birth luVy \1 , \q \ I 
Education (number or years): ' 
grade school '^ high school \ vocational 7X college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ (after leaving home) 

^stV.^rOavr^G - \^i\>. ( \-^,^:-e^^kOates r,\v,- \^aL 1 s 1 1^ ,„ .k ^. rcJi . L il , n . , . -^ D ates iq 3:^ - 1^ 7 ^ 

2nd -feoj •^. rhe. Dates iq 'PLC,- IS 7 3 2 nd \-h.\vy ux^ r c\ U) .c.( ,. a s. nD ates ^q 73 " 

3rd Dates ^3rd ^Dates 

'♦th Dates ^ith Dates 



ReligionCVe.f rnrm^ Uull^^rnn 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. v.^r-^s Vcc- -V n tg. rnA v^ 

.)os \^/'S'^. ^^^^ ^^^^^^ cVAr^ w;\nrA-V sQCLvev- 

Place of marrriage to your grandmother T^ ,(- \,^ C^^_^ — »- .i ~Z date -r- [ -.<^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a bUip r aU l B r U r a h OLTTB r ' V'^lai l VH (tO ag e 18 )^^^*^' ' 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 1^33, 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 



^Jame Ka-VV»eT^n5 f\c^ V^]r^r\c-'. k-Versov^C urrerit Res i dence V\can/ \^.^a r A . \ ,L.' . ^C c o <> . to 
I f dead, date of death ' 

Place of birth '^ocH^-~^\. TWmc. <. ^Date of birth Apr\ \ H , 1^ 1^ 

Education (number of years) — ^— — — — a— j-j— — — .^— 

grade school '^ high school 3 vocational ^college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

.1 -y \ n (a^ter leaving home) 

>st GSScrp>bW hv-^-C Dates ic,T>\ -l^^m st V<0(LUt(::.rd.T \\w^o> '^ D ates iqi>:>-l<-i7 3 

Znd Vousc u^. S -e Dates \H'i:i - 2 n d V\,^^ v^ard, I U . .^f cO -sv h D ates i ', rt> 

3rd D ates 3rd ^Dates 

Religion^^,,^c^Al5y^^ V,J^\^^rc^r^ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. noe"^ vaqV VaTe^ Hnef. 

.p^t ■ \oci ^ D or. i:^- r7^^ V c\ ^\j <, 1 ..... \r,c>A -.rr ve v- 

Place of marriage ttf your grandfather"R,.c\^-!,-,-,-i'-tvA.n,..^. / d ateT une^4 \V^^ 

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



C-I Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

'^'*"* ____^__ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of de.ith ~~ 

IM.it.- ..I »»i»H. n.ilo of l)ii||i 

( «llK.ll MMI (liiMiilii' r iif yen . ) ~~ ~~ 



•ir.i.lp mIi.k.I l,i<|li school vucolion.il coIUmk 

>ccupat ion(s) 

'it ^ Dates Jst 



Occupatlon(s) PLaqe OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



2n<l^ Dates 2nd 

3rd Dates 3rd 

**^^ Dates kth 



Dates 
Oates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



Re I i g i on 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother — — _ — _ ^__. 



0-2 StepqrandmothcT (your mother's side) 



Name 

• f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Place of birlh^ Date of birth 

tducation (number t>\ years) ~^ 

grade school high school vocational 



col lege 



Occupation(s) PL^cE OF RESIDENCE 

, , (after leaving home) 

''^ Dates 1st 

^"'^ . Dates 2nd 



''■'^ _Ddtes 3rd 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re I Igioo 

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

Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



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

Place of birth A^oc kVr. ;rl "i \ ^ . .. . .\ date£Q^i^_J____^£^J^_^ 

Number of years of schooling \-:i - n ..y\p;..0ccupat)Sn \,l^,J^:;'C7 

Res i dence \^yc.^ M^rJ taTsTatus .^,,p , - ' /,h ^' "^ ^ 

Number of chiTdren i\ A , \ A — \ — \/- v c- J 1- 7" r^ "r 

P ' ace of birth^^ V u , ; -ru...;,.-. date Qc^. ^ y^V... >. q .cj^ x 

Number of years or school ing u -CVv n K././V Occupati6n ,v,;',V.,o ^ ■,:.,,, .-^^ r 

Res.denceCw.jp^ Pc-,.>r.. lU......^Mari tal Status ^,,^,. , ,, >' 

Number of chi Idren E ■''"■^ ^ — **^-' 



. i -^ 

Namej^-"- 

Place 



M . o^ birth ^^^,i^,.^ 1U,...<. ■ date FeY.,.r.rM \-^ , ^Q^ c; 
Number of years of school Ing >-.. ,:,^ ,i,.^ Occuoat 6n. V, V \ \ 

Residence \ -r^. "^-''^ — ^Ifirh^Irc; ^ ^ '^^^^^ ' ^' ' ^"^i^ 'rnf V hny^ i r 
Nulr of c^hl i;jr.n '^^ ^'^ " """''''' Status^,,,^,.,,,,^ 

';^"« Ognt -rCA VoM. ;w \ ^oc.x ^u -.e ■.-. - Up rA r.r k s 

Place or birth ^,,^ w4^.,s T\r,^.,..^ date KJc.c- ^W r ^.\C.^\\ 

Number of years ot schooling \Q,-^,\-. /,.,,^ ~ 5^ccuDatl6h v U v 4 -• 

Kesidence Koc UVqshA \_U ,,,,..., M arital Status.^ ^ .. : ^ 

Number of chi Idren \' 



jiiiut: r ui i,ri I laren \ 

Name „__^_^_^ 

Place or birth-^^o^^, W,A" ~ date n^..^>,r U\ \c,m 

Number of years of schooling ,^,.. ^ Occupation y^^,, ^ ' " 

Residence^ Marital gTatus ^.,^7^^ 

N"'"^*'' of children nov.^ a.^c\ 3c.\VdG, v'.Mq 



e of birth l^o, \, v^,,-,^ -^ 



Place or birth ^ y /,. . -^ ti,n,- . s d at4 A A-,^ ^ U, .. js K,.^ . 

Number of years ot^ school I ng ^ :^ -;:,,,;, ,^^n ^cupaVr6n ];:;.!?^^ 

Residence 1^^,,,, A.,.r.,\f ^ Marital Status rrv.r.^ . T ^ i 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of school Ing Occupatiort 

Res i dence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren — — — 



ro^'b-aio>-'<.V "bincier 



Name 

Place of bi rth "date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ~ 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residenc e M arital Status 

Number of Lll I l(Jr«ri — — — ^— ——____ 



CHILDREN of C and D (or f-l n-ll . . 

lo-- r- 1. l)-your mother's non.e should oppear below 



Nu«.>.r o,- '^? l X';\^''''''^'' ''^'' - 




Residence T5, ^ ir t, • t- T^ >-T^ \l. 

Numb.. , U^f kVr.r.-i , -[^1 , ,- , . 



Re 
Nu«nbe 



3. Haae 

Place of birth 



date -p^^^^ y ^^ H '-■■^^^ ^- 

Occupation \ . , :■* ^ \ - ii'^ 

r Status, f ^'''^;^' \'-^f 



.us br^v^ 



__ Marital Status^ ,^,,^ 



Number of years of school Inq 

"esidence 

Number of cfi i Idren 



^. Name 




Place oi birth 

Nufl*er of years o^ sd.oollnq 

Residence 

Nuwber of ch! Idren 



S. Name 

Place of birth 



6. Name 

Place o^ bi rth 



Number of years of schoo 

•'es idence 

Number of" children 



Place of bi rth 



^-*>V °' years of scU/linq 

"estdence 

"""ber ofcfiiMren 

8. Namt- 

Place o^ birth 




''"'^•' of childrr-n 



four Father 



<atne V< A-^e r "V y-^y^^yc^S ^ ^grv-ou-bon ^r Current Res idence (^:rardc n \rc>\ft>? .1 P 
If deacf. date of death -* "i— — — 

!>lace of b i rth 1^ o c kVt: re' , T W . n r . c ^Date of b i r th Xl^ c e m\o e r ^ \ . l'^ "^ X 

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



)ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^arm\m Pates igM^- )^\^\ ^st HocV\^,r\ ^ T\l.^.->>-. D ates K;^t7-/.;/J 

?nd (r^ac^^, nf opc ic.'^c DatesKi^g - 2nd ( '^ r d ^ w. Br, > .- .f ^ \ 1 1 ...o.sD^tes iQ ^^^ ' 



Jrdjjj-jv^_sj Dates 1^5 1 - ^'"^^ '^ 3rd ^Dates 

kh -Vrev^cVN (^oC<'(\Vl^^- D ates KiS ) -l'^\5 3 ^ th ^Dates 

Religion V^,,-,vV ^e<>A 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. voTCis tr- tV> <. vy-vca v\ ^ 

Place of marriage to your mother -Q,^.ckfc-.>\:;^\V\o..Vs / date-N\,\„ \<( . ri 6 Q 

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

/our Mother 



lame 'Q.aY^e. f \>7oV.e^V^^ Yoi^^ac" "^^ Current Residence (Sa r^ ■It' v ^ \r..>f -.€ ■ 1 II 

f dead, date of death o 

Place of b i r th _^c c \< ^ .-A , "T U . n o ; o Date of bl rth T^-c^ yy, V^e r \'7, 1^1^*4 

Education (number of years) 

grade school S^ high school M vocational 1 ^college 



|Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

! \'^ '^ "^ - ^'^'^ ':> p (after leaving home) 

ils tU. oKKp^ per- Dates ,C|^-^ , ^c^^-g lst ~Roe k -Vcrei , I W y v->r t ^ D ates iSb'tj - )^i b ^ 

!2n d ho^s^ o^.Sx Dates \^\sLl - 2n di ^-r^r-^^p rx \ra>riV, J\\.),usD ates K] /o<( ' 

'3rd ^,,.,c.V ,^ ^^cr.-^. Datesvi(.g-iS7o 3rd Dates 



Re 1 i g i on V. ui~^ V -e r g \-i 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. y-crt, Vl.' ^nt? , Y>\a Ti ^ 



Ht;m-^ mrA;e 'T^ c V.u > . V^ f > <' s k,r _ ^ _ ^r- ^ , , 

Place of marriage to your fathfer -^v^ck^^ ~c\ X U . r. c^ . ^ d ate: , .\y ix^ 1 n s ^ 

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 birth ^__ D ate of birth 

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

Occupation^) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home] 
'st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd _Dates 2nd Dates 

3'"d Dates 3rd Dates 

^th Dates ^ith Dates 

Religion 

Pol i t ica+ part 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 Oate of birth 

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

)ccupat ion(s) 

'5t Dates Ist 



Occupation(s) PL^cE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



2"d _Dates_ ^2nd 

^'''^.^^ f^ates ^3rd 

Religion ' — ' " — 

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

Place of marriage to your father date 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



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^|LDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 

ame.SVjarc.^ \^ar>f rr\ao.o i . -\( , , 

lace of birth v^^^ckfcrrA ^ \ \ I r'.-. - , -. Date of b] rth Oc\i.Vjcr \U, I R 6 V 

jmber of years of school ing ( -^ Occupation '\t>^^,i^ ,ii 

ssidence Cr-cY-^A£vi ^V.-.^^^e , ni,,,<.c. Marital Status ^^ ,,,, \ t', 

jmber of cni Idren c ^ 

lace of birth "^,,ck -fc ^cA , T\i..^r~, -^ ' Date of b i r th '^^ e v ^ ^^\oe <■ M ■ W 6' U 

jmber of years of school ing y^ OccupatiOfi > t-, .^/\(> , ^-y 

;s i dence pppAgy, \^.\Hr.p , '1 \I.mo.s Marital Status ^..v,.-\v 

jmber of chi Idren (j ^ 

ameT)rvv.r\ V^W I . a v>^ V^'k^^y^ ^"S v> ■ ^^ ^. ^ 

1 ace of b i r th -gp, \, i^, -^^ . 1 \ \^ n .. ■ < D atF of birth \c^r^M.U'^y % , \^'i ^ 

jmber of years of schooling (Q OccupatiOh -^^Vy, r\p^.T 

es i denc Q^.^Apv^ Pre , x r- vV , h W ^ nc . ^. Marital Status ^^ , ^, ^ \ p 

jmber of chi Idren Q "-' 



ame S ^^^ r e -y V-tl ^ . -^ V^ru > ;rN u -^o .^ 

lace of bi rth r ^pc k-fi. r.A . " r \ 1^ .-. . ^ Date of bi rth/)c-Vc V.v> ,- ^-^ ^ \qsq 

jmber of years of schooling <^ Occupat t6n ,:^^[-t_,,(^\^ y^-^ 

BS i dence rVp.rrv\f.\^ U-cwr.e, TW.oc.'b Marital Status c^.y^c^^ 

jmber of chi Idren (~ 

ame ^ttr vxC\ c\. \ lJCxA^. \^ 1 c\ l\ n ^\ S c • 

lace of birth-p^c k W J . T Wvl.o v <. 

umber of years of school ing ( ^ , _ 

es i dence CY vox- ^-^ Vrc . cfe ; 1 W. ^ .. . <, Mari tal Status ^^ , . ,, \ f 
umber of children ^ -' 

ame 

lace of birth ' 5a"te of birth 



Date of birth -iuc^St \L^ \'^\ L X 
Occupati6rt s-rL.cAev-^-v 



umber of years of school Jng Occupation_ 

es i dence Marital Status 

umber of ch i Idren 



ame 

lace of birth • Date of birth 

umber of years of schooling Occupatibn 

esidence ^ Marital Status_ 

umber of chi 1 dren 

ame 

lace of bi rth Date of birth 

umber of years of schooling Occupation 

;es i dence Marital Status 

lumber of ch i Idreh 



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

I hereby donate this family historv, along with all literary and administrative 
JiShts to the Rock valley Coll ege^amily History Collection, deposited ^n the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

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For this paper T interviewed the following people: Mrs. 
Carl Magnuson, Mr. Edwin Young, ^t . Robert G. Magnuson Sr., 
Mrs. Robert G. Magnuson Sr., Mr. Robert G. Magnuson Jr., and 
Mrs. Robert G. Magnuson Jr. 

For this paper T wrote to ray maternal grandparents Mr. 
and Mrs. Bert George Young Jr. I also visited the Scandinavian 
Cemetery of Rockford to get the dates for deceased relatives. 



One of my maternal great-great grandfather's was Anders John 
Ereraer. He was born in Gudheni, Sweden on July 15, 1P59. He 
married Kva Rebecca Lundberg in Sweden. Eva was born in Sweden 
in 1^53. 

Anders and Eva had three chi Idren born in SwoHen. Their 
first, a son, Algott was born in 1(84 . As a younc man he ran 
away from home and travelled with the circus. He came home when 
he became ill and died in 1915 of T3. Their second child, a 
daughter, Ellen, was born in iBfil, She spent all of her 21 years 
at ho3e. She died December 24, iy08. Her father, Anders was so 
upset from her death that he threw out the Christmas tree and 
forbade Christmas to be celebrated that year. Their third child, 
alsc a daucihter, was Marie, born in 1890. Marie grew up and 
■arried, having three children, one boy- Jack, and two girls - 
Eva and Marilyn. She and her husband attained some wealth. 
Marie died in June of 1' 54. 

Anders and Eva's fourth child was the first to be born in 
the U.S. Their fourth child was my maternal yreat-grandraother 
Agnes Johanna Elizabeth Breraer, Lorn August 30,ltt3, Their fifth 
and last child was Bengt, who was born in 1895. oengt died 
three days after his birth of pneumonia. 

Anders am; Eva came to the 'J.S. from Sweden in 1691. They 
case to the U.S. because they had heard that it was the land of 



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of plenty. Anders received his naturalization papers on October 
21, 1^96. His naturalization papers give his name as Andrew 
John Bremer, but he continued to use his name Anders until his 
death, 

Anders and Eva caae to Rockford the year they immigrated. 
They had cousins living in Rcxrkford. That same year, 1P91, they 
bought a hone in the Swedish part of Roclford. The house is still 
standing today, and in the same place, at 1454 Woodruff Avenue. 

Anders occupation was that of a cabinet maker and woodnaker 
in both Sweden and the U.S. Anders was an extremely religious 
man, as is evident when you see his Bible. He believed that no 
work was done on Sundays. Sunday raeals were prepared by the 
women the day before, and no form of entertainrnent was allowed 
on Sundays. The family's religion was Swedish Lutheran. 

Anders education was in the form of apprenticship. He was 
an apprentice to his uncle as a cabinet maker and voodraaker. 
Eva's only education was the domestics of the home. The only 
hooks they were allo\<ed to read were religious books which 
their parents taught them ^o read. 

Anders and F.va never declared a political party, but voted 
for the man. Anders voted regularly once he received his 
citizenship - somethinf he was very proud of - ami Eva voted 
after women got the right to vote. 

Fva Rebecca Lundberg Bremer died in 1931. Andrew John 
Bremer visited Swet'en in 1932, 1935, ann 1936. He never wanted 



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to stay in Sweden, he only went back to shew off. 

In 1936 on his last visit to Sweden he built a houcp for a 
favorite feriale cousin who had eleven illegitimate children. 
Also in 1936 Anders' daughter Agnes and her husband moved into the 
family home on Woodruff to take care of the hone and provide fox 
Anders when he returned fron Sweden, After moving into the hOTse 
Agnes and her husband bought the house frore Anders for one dollar. 
Anders John 3rener died in the middle of Mav 1950. 



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One of my maternal great-grandniother 'r was Agnes Johanna 
Elizabeth Srener - Peterson - 3erg8trom. She was born in 
Rockford, Illinois on August 30, 1P93. Agnes married Charles L. 
Peterson in 1» 12. Agnes and Charles had two children. Their 
first w.-is, a son, Alyot Frank Andrew Peterson born July IR, 1^13, 
Algot married Alvida Elnora Flood on DecemVer 31, 19 ?2 and they 
had two sons James '^urdette Peterson, born August If', 1< 3fi and 
John Bremer Peterson born Augurt 1^, 1^39. Algot was very proud 
of his Swedish heritage. Alvida Blnora Flood Peterson died on 
March 10, 1971 and Algot Frank Andrew Peterson died on April 16, 
1971. Agnes and Charles second child was my maternal grandmother 
Katherine Fva Marie Peterson, born on April 17, K 15. 

Agnes received six years of piulic education at Turner 
School, She was also well trained in domestic responsibilities. 
Agnes was a devout Swedish Lutheran carrying on somf-, but not all 
of her lather's practices. Sunday meals wpre prepared the night 
before except for the meat which was cooked on Sundays. Uork 
was not allowed on Sundays but the children were allowed to play 
quietly. 

Agnes worked outside of her home after her divorice from 
Charles Peterson, which she received in 192 5. She worked as a 
waitress and a cleaning lady, until her marriage to Carl Ewald 
Bergstroro in 192P. 

Agnes voted regularly, but did not vote party. She voted 
for the man. She belonged to the Rebecca Lodge and sht- also had 
and attended afternoon parties in her social group. 



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Carl 3crgstron was a Swedish Lutheran. He wns coMfirraed in 
Sweden and came to the U.S. when he was seventeen. Carl was a 
cabinet maker and woodniaker. after cciaing to the U.S. Carl 
belonged to a Swedish organization known as Svethoid where reen 
gathered to play cards and ha»'e a drink. In politics Carl did not 
always vote party but quite often he voted as a Oeraocrat, 

After buying the house on Woodruff Avenue from Agnes' father 
Anders, Carl and /xnders completely renovated the house. They 
laid new wood floors and put up new walls, altering the whole house. 

Agnes Johanna Flizabeth liremer- Peterson- iiergstrom dies 
August 4, I960. Carl twald Bergstrora died in September lv70. 
Charles L, Peterson is still living at this time. 



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My np.ternal grandmother is Katberine Eva Marie Peterson - 
Young. She veas born in Rockr'ord, Illinois on April 17, 1*15. 
Katherine married Bert Gporye Young Jr. in Roc'-;ford on June 2^ ^ 
19.?2. 3oth Bert and Katherine's parents disagreed on a Gerraan - 
Swedish Marriage. Kathr^rlne and Bert had two children. Tneir 
first was ray mother Diane EliZsTiLeth Young, born on Decf mber 17, 
1934. Their second child was, a daughter, Katherine Filcncre 
Young - Larson, born Septeae.er 1*^ , Vr^3^ . f<iithGrine lias three 
children, one son - Scott Anderson, and two dauQhtrrs Le Anne 
Anderson and Linda Anderson. Katherine is now married to Murray 
Larson. 

As a child Katherine Young received doll toys carved out of 
wood. Her grandfather Anders curved her a dollchpst, cradle and 
other ite-ns, T have the dollchest and 'se it as a jewelry chest 
today. It is a very fine and detailed iten. 

Katherine had eleven years of public schooling. She quit 
achcol because she didn't w .nt to attend any more, but her brother 
Algot graduated from hich school, VCatherine's people lived 
along the same street and in the same neigh orhood. There were 
boarders in her parents hcne, but they were relatives looking 
for work. 'Vith the live-in relatives the household was a 
crowded one. 

Birthdays, weddings, baptisms, patriotic days - all were 
inportant days. They w re ccle >ratcd with big meals and large 
family get togethers. 



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All major dfcisions concerning Katherine whi Ip she lived at 
hOTBP were for her to make. Mtez she raarrie<1 all major decisions 
for the bora«» w«?re made jointly by her and Ver husband, Bert. 
Katherine and Bert raised their rhildren ty themselves, except 
for interference by Katherine' s parents. 

"Black sheep", like the wealthy stayed away frOT>i the res-t of 
the fa'nilv. The richer relatives - once they got their w.^ilth - 
broWe off family relationships and then ignored their family. 
No financial aid or responsibility was exchanged between parents 
and children except when a sick or dependent fanily jne!abcr was 
taken care of by an undprstandino daughter. 

Women did not rtceive dowries and there was nothing left to 
inherit. Sons chose their own occupations. IVomen were allowed 
to work outside of the l-'orae until they married. 

As far as "success" in anything or "good marriages" the only 
thing that happened was bragginy by the fanily rarmbers involved. 
Children were always loved and always considered children, even 
after they married. They w re expected to take on adult respons- 
ibilities when thev were married. 

Katherine worked in a factory on an assembly line from the 
time she was sixteen and until she had her first child. She met 
her husband at the factory where they were botn employed. 

Katherine is a Swedish Lutheran, who believes that things 
can be done on Sundays, bhe is the one feraale on ray maternal 
side who does not ote regularly, but when she does she votes 
for the man. 



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Another maternal great-great grandfather was Andr*»w Poterson 
wh Or cane from Sweden - but when we don't know. He married '^rie 
Erlandrr in the ".S. Marie carne from Sweden wben she was a year 
old. 

They bar two children. My qreat-c^randfather Charles L. 
Peterson and another son Frank Peterson. Frank "eterron narricd 
and had one dauchter, "at she never married . My great-orandfather 
Charles L, Peterson is Scill living today. 



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One of my naternal great-grandfathers was Berthold George 
Young, Sr. He was born in Kleinschnalhalden, Germany in 1876. 
In Germany he received an education equivalent to that of tbp U.S. 
eighth grade. He imraigratcd to the U.S. hetwepn IFEO and 1» 90, 

Berthold and his older sister, Anna, cane to the ''.S. with 
their passage beinc paid by two sponsors fror^ Wisconsin. After 
reaching the 'i.S. Berthold and Anna travelled to Rdgerton, 
Wisconsin, where they lived with their relatives and paid back 
their sponsors. After paying back their sponsors they saved money 
to pay for the passages of another brother and sister, who in turn 
when reaching Edgerton saved their money to bring over more 
relatives. If Berthold had not immigrated when be did, he would 
have joined the German arny, becausr it was compulsory. 

Berthold* s father wove baske*s for a livino. He also rented 
some land or which the fan- ly raised geestand potatoes, but 
the land was rented under the feudal system. They were allowed to 
farm but could not hunt in the woods or fish for the fish in the 
stream running through the rented land. 

Berthold George Voung Sr. married Fleonore Klinger. Bleonore's 
parents were farmers from Germany and Prussia, but she was born and 
raised in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Eleonorc was born in 1P76. 
Bleonore received an eiahth grade education in the p»;bl;c schools. 
Her only occupation in life was that of a housewife. 

Berthold and Bleonore had five children. Their first child 
was, a daughter, Brnistine Sedonia Fredrickae horn on March 2, 1903. 



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It is not known whether Ernistine had any oducation. Their 
second child was, a son, Max Carl Custaf born on January 21, 1905 
and he died on June 12, I960. '^x went to public schools for 
ell ht years and then had v/ocatirnal training. Their third child 
was, a son, Fdwln v/illiam August born on October 30, If'Oe. Since 
he has become an adult Edwin has dropped the name August in all 
legal proceedings. Edwin had eight years in gradeschool and 
three-and-a-hal/ years of hi ;,h school. He finished high school 
at night school. He has even taken some college level courses. 
Their fourth child was Berthold George Young Jr., ray maternal 
grandfather, born on July 11, ICll. Their fi^'th and last child 
was Eleonore Amelia Marie born on April 7, l'"lfi. Eleonore 
graduated from high school. 

Eleonore Klinger Young died on April 10, 19 IP. Berthold 
George Young Sr. was a devout German Lutheran. Th*' religion was 
practiced daily in the home. All five Youncj children have leait- 
iraate sta-nprd on heir birth certificates. He was a farTiier in 
Edgerton, V-'isconsin until her remarried and moved to Rockford in 
1926, where he worked for the Barber Coleman Company, Berthold 
also belonged to the Republican party. 

After F-leonorc's death, Berthold' s eldest daughter, Ern-^stine, 
raised the faj^ily until her father's remarriage. The boys had 
domestic chores as well as. outside chores on the farn. Most of 
the children had two middle names bccaus<- in following tradition 
they were named after their sponsors and/or relatives. 



Pace 11 



Berthold remarried to a wo-a.-in natRecl Vinnie and they had a 
son Robert. Berthold Oeorge Young Sr. died in February 19'' 5, 



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My maternal arandfather is Bert George Young Jr. He was 
born in Bdgerton, fVisconsin on July 11, I'JU. iiert George Young 
Jr. married Katherine Eva Marie Peterson in Rockford on June 24, 
1932. Both Bert and Katherine' k parents disagreed on a German - 
Swedish marriage. Bert and Katherine had two children. Their 
first was my mother Diane Elizabeth Yoimg, born on December 17, 
19 34. Their se.ond child was, a dauchter, Katherine Eleonore 
Young - Larson, born Scptenber 18, 19 3F. Katherine has three 
children, one son - Scott Anderson and two daughters •> Le Anne 
Anderson and Linda Anderson. Katherine is now T»)arried to Murray 
Larson. 

Bert was christined Berthold George Young Jr., but the court- 
house and its records burned down and 3crt was reoistered as 
Bert George Young Jr. Bert had nine years of education in public 
schools, and two years vocational trainin*; as a tool and die 
naker. Bert helped his father with farrain^unti' they moved to 
Rockford in 1926. From 1926 mtil bis retirement in 1973 Bert 
worked as a fool and die maker. Bert's family was not a cIosp 
unit. He is a German Lutheran and he votes, regularly, voting for 
the man. 

Bert's relatives lived in his parents home "hen they were 
looking for work, and his grandparents lived with them after they 
became dependent. 

During WWI one of the papers of Pdgerton, ^^isconsin was 
against Germans, drowning the Germans on every occassicn. The 
people of the town did not down the Germans though. 



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The deprppsion left the t iggest mark. Employed throughout 
the depression - sometirnes only part time - it was important to 
have a jVb and keep it. Steady employment became iTportant. They 
made things? do and went without. WWII was entirely different 
than tWI. The feelings were also different. Durincj UVI Y the 
feeling was anti-Jap not anti-Gcrnan. 

Before the TV became co»ninon the radio was the only major 
source of immediate communication, but the radio was very biased. 
When TV became common it brought in many , various, and conflicting 
views. 



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One of my paternal great -grandfathers was Emil Magnnson. He 
was born on June 6, IP 76 in Weatergotland, Sweden. He inmigrated 
with his wife, Matilda, to the n,S. around ir93. Matilda was 
born in Sweden in 1H?0. 

Emil Magnuaon worked in a creamery, he also sold butter and 
eggs door-to-door and delivered milk in a horse-drawn wagon. 
He beloncied to the Independent Norden Lodge, and was of the 
Lutheran faith, 

Emil and Matilda had seven children. Their first child 
was, a daughter, wilman born in 1^01 and she died in 1971, They 
had five sons: John William, Martin, Walter, Victor - not 
necessarily in that order -, Robert Gustaf Magnuson Sr., my paternal 
grandfather born on February 25, 1910, and Carl born on March 25, 
1913. 

Matilda visited Sweden in 1931. She died in Rockford on 
December 9, 1932. She was ill and in the hospital and after 
learning cf ? er gra.nd£on's birth she died. Emil Magnuson died on 
March 13, 1941. 



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My paternal grandfather is Robert Gustaf Magnus on Sr. He 
was born in Rcckford, Illinois on February 25, 1910. Robert 
narried Grace Kreps in 1?30. They had tu-o children. Thtir first 
child was, a daughter, Muriel May Magnuson - O'Rourke born on 
May 1, 1G31. Muriel graduated from hich school and married a 
serviccnan. She died on April 1;\ 1955 after surgery. Their 
second child was, a son, ^ay father, Robert Gustaf Magnuson Jr. He 
was born on Oece'nber 9, 19 32. 
■^'im*-'-'"- '^o^'"* ^r. had eight years of public education and two years 
of vocational training. He worked as a clerk for two years and 
was promcted to supervisor. A position he held for f orty-fo ir 
years until his retirement. While a supervisor he also f<-»rmed for 
six years, and for a number of years he rented canoes and speed- 
boats for use on the Rock Piver. He has also been a petshop owner 
for tie last tvrnty years. 

He is or the L4itheran faith, but reli ion does not play an 
i'Ttportant part in his life. He beloncs to no political party, but 
votes for the man. He travels all around the U.S. to visit his 
youngest daughter. 

Robert Sr. divoriced Grace Krens in K36. He married Mildred 
Louise Lingenfelter in August 193P. Mildred was born on Jnne IF, 
1915 in Canton, Illinois. Mildred dropped out of school two 
months before gradiiatmn from twelth grade. She had six months 
traininc: a? a beautician. She js a Lutheran, !)ut religion does 
not play an important part in her l^fe. 



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Shp has been a pf>t8h. p owner since 1^^54. She votes for the 
man. She travels all over tht' U.S. to visit with h^r younoest 
daughter. 

Robert Sr. adtjpted Mildred's son Paul Lee. Paul Lee was 
born on February 13, 1935. Paul graduateii from hi^h school and 
had alnost one full year of coilt?ye. l?obert Sr. and Mildred had 
three children. Thtir first child was, a yirl, Bcnita Louise 
riagnuson - Henricks, Uonita graduated froia high school, and 
beauty school. She has one son - Mark. Their socond child was, 
a girl, Rebecca Gean Magnuson, born on August 14, 1<;47, Rebecca 
died on July 26, 194<;. Their third and lasr child was Victoria 
Jean ^'acnuson - Shively i>orn on December 15, 1^50. Victoria 
graduated from higli school and she and her husband are prcfeESional 
dancers. 

During the depression Mildred made thr^e dollars a week as a 
beautician. She gave a shaxpfo and set for 25 cents, hair was 
still set in pin curls then. The charge fcr a permanent was one 
dollar. Mildred and Robert t-r, celi^brated tic end of ("Wli with 
the rest of Rockford, down on iiroadway. 



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My father is Robert Guetaf Magnuson Jr. He was born on 
December 9, 1932 in Rockford, Illinois. He married Diane Elizabeth 
Youmi on July 18, 1954 in Rockford. Tb^y had five children. 
Their first child and only daughter is, Sharon Marie Magnuson 
born on October 10, 1955. She graduated from high school in June 
1973 and is the author of this paper. Their second child, a son, 
is Robert Gustaf Magnuson III born on November 4, 19 5fS. He is in 
12th grade and is to graduate May 31, 1C74. He is already 
enlisted in the Marines. The-'r third child, a son is David 
William Magnuson born on January P, I'JSB. Their fourth child, a 
son, is Jeffrey Lewis "^fagnuson, born on October 9, 1<^5<>. Jeffrey 
is in the 9th grade. Their fifth and last child, a son, is 
Stuart Wade Magnuson, born on August 16, 19'i2. Stn«rt is in the 
sixth grade. 

Robert Jr. had eleven years of public education and received 
his G.E.D. in 1968. Robert's parents were divoriced when he was 
four. His sistetV^uriel wiis given to his mother and he to his 
father. His father boarded hira out until he remarried. Then 
Robert lived with his stepmother's parents. 

While living with his step>-grandmother and step-grandfather 
he learned to farm and farr^od until he entered the service in 
1951. Whrn he was seventeen be beoan working as a machine operator 
for Sundstrand. He worked there until I'^Sl. From 1951 to l*-54 
Robert served in The Army. From 1951 to K 53 hf owned and oper- 
ated a trench-digger. 

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Robert is a ronflrwod Lutheran, but religion docs not play 
an Important part in his daily life. Robert votes for the man and 
belongs to the Moose club. With his free timp he farms thf five 
acres he owns. He did time in the st^rvice, and this took him to 
Alaska and Kentucky. 

Robert Jr. always felt that a whitp - collar worker and a 
factory worker were equal. Everyone ha« n job to do. The elders 
were treated tvith respect and lived in their hones unti^. they died, 
Very few were pLiced in nursing hones. 

As a child holidays were big events where all the relatives 
got together for a largp neal. There were and still are family 
reunions, which everyone tries to attend. 

Robert's parents always had a radio, and always had a car. 
They e^^en had a new car. The fanily practiced joint ownership, 
man and wife. Women could definitely go out of the home to work. 
At a very early a_'e, the children were expected tc ta'ic on adult 
responsibilities. 

Robert's only school activity was FFA. He was only allowed 
to use the car when doing errands for his parents. He was 
seldon allowed to date. His dates were often chosen for him, 

Robert's fa'nily got electricity in K'50. Also in K/50 they 
went fron the ice box to the refrigerator. They bad outdoor 
plumbing. Trains tvere a aajor means of transportation. He 
travelled in a plane in irSl and found it an exciting adventure, 
Man on the moon was also very important. His con'^any paid him to 
stay home and watch man's first walk on the moon, and he did. 



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My laothcr is Plane Elizabeth Young - Magnuson. She was born 
on December 17, K34, in Rockford, Illinois. She married Robert 
Gnstaf^ Magnuson Jr. on July IF, 19 54 in Rockford. They had five 
children. Their first child and only daughter is, Sh.iron Marie 
Magnuson born on October 10, K55. She graduated fro-Ti high school 
in June 1973 and is the author of this payjer. Their second child, 
a son, is Wobert Gustaf ^'lagnuson III born on November 4, 19 56. 
He is in 12th grad« and is to graduate May 31, 1974. He is already 
enlisted in the '''arines. Their third child, a eon, is David 
Willian Magnuson born on January 8, 1958. Their fourth child, a 
son, is Jeffrey Lewis '-teignuson, born on October 9, 19 59. Jeffrey 
is in the 9th grade. Their fifth and last child, a son, is Stuart 
Wade Magnuson, Born on August 16, 1962. Stuart is in the sixth 
grade. 

Diane graduated from high school and religion plays an 
important part of her life. She is a Lutheran and was very close 
to her raatprnal grandmother. Diane has been a housewife since 
her marriage and before she was married she was a bokkceper. 
Since her marriage she has worked in banks - as a proof operator 
and as a teller. At the present time she is a bookkeeper accountant. 

She votes regularly voting for the roan, not the party. She 
belongs to Homemakers and to a church circle. With her leisure 
time she sewF, knits, and gardens. Oefore her marriage she took 
a trip to New York. 

Ag a child her family took trips and the grandparents and 
even her great-grandfather woulfi come along. Holidays and family 



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occassions ere always celebrated with big get togcthers and big 
neals. After grandni<;ther iier^strom's death there weren't the huge 
family gatherings. Christ nas Hve was celebrated with a big 
dinner, present^:, and attending churci). Sunday iseals were fancy 
neals, Diane ami her sister learned dowestics from chores at 
heme. The family had a radio and got the first car when Diane 
was two. 

There wore sorae conflicts in the spbringing of Diane and her 
sister. The grandparents thought the girls weie receiving too 
much freedom. Diane lived in an apartment until she and her 
husband bought a hone. 

Diane was active in high school attending all the yamcs , and 
raost the dances. She was in the orchestra and took violin and 
piano lessons up to tenth grade. She was allowed to ijse the car 
for school related events once she got her license. Her dates 
had to 90 through a meeting ritual and her night life was 
restricted until after high school graduation. 

Diane's family always had electricity and they 901 a refri- 
gerator in the early 1940' s. They also had indoor plumbing. 
Ulien Diane was little children were seen but not heard. The 
train was the main means of transportation. She was very excited 
when she took her first plane trip in the early l^iSO's. 



MARINELLlV BRIAN MARK, 1957- 



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Name Jore'Ph Lui-'j -M^^IilZLLI Current Residence 

Date of birth December 1'3, 18P6 Place of birth ^arertinn , Italy 

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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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D a t e s 

Da tes 

Da tes 

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 
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Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



voca t ional 



col lege 
Occupa t Ion (s ) 
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Dates 
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Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 4 

Name Alfred John LAN TZ Current Residence 

Date of birth April 12 , l^.P'^ Place of birth Cherry Valley, XL 

Date of death June 2 , 1^6'^ Place of burial Rockf ord. V/J nn. , IL 



Education (number of years): 

grade school 6 vear^ high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1 s t Farm Hard D ate s 1900-191 7 s t Rockford. II D ate s lQi7-g ppt,h 

2nd Foreman Dates iQi:"'-iQc;'3 2nd Da tes 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



4 th Dates 4th Da tes 

Re 1 i R i on Lutheran 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc:. T£tala-_Slirin.e_ 
and Greenlee Craftsman CluTo; Royal Arch I-iasons of IL 



Place of marriage to your grandmother Rockford. I L date Harch 28, 191? 

NOTK : If your mother was raised by a stepfather or ancjtiier relative (to 
a).\e 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-l) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Edna Tlae PETgRSON C urrent Residenc e Rockford. ".."i nn. , IL _ 

Date of birth September 21, l-*^? Place of birth Rockford. ./i nn., IL 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school "' years high school_ vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF Rl'.SIDKNCE 

(after leaving home) 
^ « t. Of fice Girl Dates 100^- 101? 1st Rock^nr-ri , TT, _. Da t es X917-1926- 

2nd Choclate Dipper Dates 19i;^-191^- 2nd Dales 

3rd Hade Piano Pieces Dates I Q1Z1.-IQ10 3rd Dates _ 

4th Dates 4th Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n Lutheran 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Rock ford , '.' inn. , TT. "nte March 2°.,191"] 

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

'^' ^^ fiflve tha* d*ta on th'e back of this page (\)-2) 



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



Naae 



Date of birth 
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Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupa t ion (s ) 



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Current Residence 
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voca t lonal 



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(after leaving home) 



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

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grade school high school 



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Place of aarriagc to your grandfather 



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HI LDREN nf A & B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's name should appear below 

. Name Rug^rH Lovis HARI"!;!!! 

Place of birth ;.;t . Vernon. OH date June 22, 1909 

Number of years of schooling'" 9 yearg Occupntion Retired 

Res idencB AOChf ord , IL Marital Status i iarried 

Number of children Two Death 



Name A.5Ties Zsther r.mRINELLI 



iMace of birth ?,It. Vernon, OH date r.arc h 31 . 1^11 

Number of years of schooling 10 years Occupa t ion 'jchool Ca feteria 

Res i dence San Bornadino Cal M arital Status Harried 

Number of children Death 

Name Ariedea Chic IH^RIHHLLI 

Place of birth Rockford, IL date Hay "0 , I'^l'^ 

Number of years of schooling 10 yearr Occ upa t ion Heauty 0r)er '~t6r 

Residence "'outh Gate, Cal. Marital Status H.arried 

Number of children One Death 

Name :::ttore Lor.is IIARIHELLI 



Place of birth Rockford, IL d.itc Apr il 29, 1916 

Number of years of schooling 11 vears Occ upa t ion Aut o ilechanic 

Residence 5'ockiord, IL M a r i t a 1 Statu s H arri ed 

Number of children 3i:: death 

Name L eonard Jo-e-p h "lA RIHHLLI 

Place of birth Rockford. IL date July 11. 1918 

Number of years of schooling 12 years Occ upa t i on TqqI & Dje Maker 

Residence Rockf ord , IL Marital Stat us Harried 

Number of ch 1 1 d ren Four Death 

Name Roraona Irene IH4RIH2LLI 



Place of birth Rockford, IL date June 22, 1920 

Number of years of schooling 11 year3 Occupation Houg ev/i fe 

Residence H^OCk.f ord, IL Mari tal S tatus Hlarr ied 

Number of children Three death Decerifper 10, 197 ? __. 

Name Albert 3up:ene H^ARIHHLLI 



Place of birth Rockford, IL date July 3, 1922 



Number of years of schooling 12 year'"'- Occupation Elevato r Business 

Residence Roc^'ford, IL Marital Status Harried 

Nur.ber of children Three death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Res 1 dence Mar i ta 1 S ta tus__ 

Number of children __death 

N a m e 



Place of birth date_ 

Nnnbtr of years of scIiooling_ Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Humbi'r of children deatli 



Nam e 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status _ 

Niiinhrr ol children death 



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

1. Naae "-r-hall Cli-,-?r LA?"''" 

Place of birth Roc^forJ.. II date A-pril 2S . l^^l^"! 

Number of years of schooling Vc-ar- Occupation '^ruck Driver 

Residence Roc'tfor '■ , , II Marital Status arried 

Nuaber of children death 

2. Name Ro'r^-r"^ ■M^'re:: lA 



Place of birth Rockford. IL date Au-iirt .^1 . 1o?n 

Number of years of schooling 1^ vorr Occupation :T-iphim'i^t 

Residence Iq-v^ rpr':. II Marital S ta tus__2XlliilJ 

Number of chi Idren o death 

Name C^rol " -• LA" Z 

Place of birth Roc]: ford. IL date ?ph-riiQ-ry 13, ^Q?P 

Number of years of schooling 11 '^ggr"^ Occupation Seoretpiry 

Residence Rcc" dor". II Marital Status niv-prf^pd 

Number of children death d-i' ,-" 1 ^ 1 '^7.^ 

Name Rolar. i Ro"?r LA' , 



Place of birth Roc':f ord , IL date A-prll 1 ': , 1 '^?il- 

Number of years of schooling 1^ ^ e?.rp Occupation Managpy nf !^h op 

Residence ~.oc':ford, IL Marital Status Lurried 

Number of children dour death 

Name d.r-ri?-r. ■."'■ar. LAd^T"" 



Place of birth Rockford. IL date qy '^ , 1 oc 



Number of years of schooling 11 yenr- Occupation 'dgxtress 

Res IJcnce Rock'"'ord. IL Marl tal S tatus I.inrripd 

Number of children Seve."* death 

Same larc^r: doa.': LAdiTd 

Place of birth Rockford. IL date .'.-nri 1 1 ? , 1 OPO 

Number of years of schooling 1 /, vq;~-p~ Occupa t ion nT^yp-p for ^1 po troniq 

Residence Roc "or"! , IL Marital Status DivorC-id 

Number of children dhreo death 

Same 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

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Name 

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Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

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humber of childreni death 



10. Name 



Place of blrth_^ date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

RtH idence Marl tal Status 

Nii«bi>r of children death 



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Your Father 

Name Leonard Joseph '"lARIM'^LH, Current Residence Rockiord, VJinn. , IL 

Date of birth July 11 . 191"^ Place of birth Rockford, '.^j-nn., IL 

Date of Death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade s chool h igh " school 12th ;:rade vocational co liege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st ':a.ried. Jobs Dates 1935-19'^'^- 1st Rockford, IL Da tes l9''''-197< 

2nd Tool "■ Die liaker Dates l"3"-197c 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



4 th Dates 4 th Dates 

Religion Catholic 



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



Place of marriage to your mother Belvidere. IL date April 12, 1 "^^l-? 

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 Barbara Joan LANTZ Current Residence Rockford. ".'inn.. IL 

Date of birth Aipril l"^, 1929 Place of birth Rockford. .'inn.. IL 

Date of death Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school highrschool 12th .^-rade voca t ional college_ 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving htjme) 
1st Summer Job? Dates IQliU-igLi'? 1st Rockford , IL Da tesi ol-.?-i o' 

2nd Bookeeper Dates 19^^-7-l"67 2nd Dates 

3rd Tiuyer for ZllectroniCFj Dates 1957-1'^76 3rd l^ates 

4 th Dates 4 th Dates 



Religion Lutheran 



Political party, civilor social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father Jelvidere. IL date April 12 . 19^7_- 

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



E-2 Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Da tes 



Religion 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



Place of marriage to your mother 
P-2 Stepmother 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupa t ion (s ) 

Ist 

2ad 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Date 



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PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
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1st Da tes 



.2nd 
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Religion 

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

Name Candice Loe IIARINELLI 



Place of birth Roc!-ford . IL Date of birth -'r- 1 , 1 qZlP. 

Number of years of schooliftg 12 vp.p.rr, Occupation Sf,e\:nrclf^.r.'- 

Residence :-OC::f ord , iL Marital Status i iarried 

Number of children T'VQ death 

Name Bradley Joseph riARi::Z:LLI 



Place of blrth Rockford, IL Date of birth Decen'ber 12, 1 Q^? 

Number of years of schooling 1'^ years Occupation 1'rnn1<- T)-rivp-r 

Residence Roc^ford, II Marital Status^ 

Number of children death 

Name Brian Mark r.TARircSLLI 

Place of birth Roc''': ford . II Date of birth j-tmr^ 7 tO'^9 

Number of years of schooling 1"- --og-p -|- Occupation Stock Cleric 

Residence Rockford, IL Marital Status 3 j -p ~1 p 

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 



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 V 



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SOURCES OV INFCRi:ATIOn 



a Gr-niv-ther - Joseph Luigi LIARINELLI- born: Dec. 13. 1"^>6 

died: Feb. 18, lO'J-B 



born: AufT. 5, 1'''90 



Tnt^rviti-: vith paternal grandi'iother 
!' 1 n r^.' •'' ran c i '"'■ rlO 01^ . 

FaternnT ' rand'^o-'.lier - i-ary Francis ROOP- 
■ , ■•■ "• lt]i paternal j;^rand!iiother 
::;- :Vanclr ROOP. 



--:ernrl '^randparcnt:^ Life Together 

^-■r-r- i-- • v'ith paternal grandmother, Mary Franci- ROOP, 
,-:--d '■''' father Leonard Joseph liARINSLLI . 

"ather - Leonard Joseph rlARINSLLI - 
I r t e r "' i e v ' e d rn.y f a t her. 

1,^+gT^^jg-j rj-ar.f^, -'''ther - Alfred John LAITTS, - 

Interviev/ vn.th p3,ternal grandmother 
Fdna riae FFTFRSOM. 

Fjf ornal Grandmother - Fdna f^ae FETERSOiT - 
Intorv jev/ed my maternal grandmother 



born: July 11, 191'' 

born: Apr. 12, 1^^?S 

died: June 2, 1965 

born: fept. 21, 189' 



laternal Orandioarents Life Together 

Inter^/ieved mv maternal grandraother , Edna Mae PETERSON, 



and '(i:r '"Other Barbara Joan LANTZ 



lother - Jarba.ra Joan LAnTZ 
In t -^ r\' ?.-:' ■'■■' ' '' " ■! o th 9 r . 
^rian luark MARIUEIiLI - 



born: Apr.. 13. 1929 



bom: June 7, 1957 



PAT3RnAL GRAiIDFATHBR 

• -^^-GTih Lr^i'-^i Llarinelli was born in Farentino , Italy on 
'.•-_;nc ,:'ar 1"^, 1'^''-'^'. Joreph or Giuseppe (which is Joreph in 
Italian) -ts.": th? first of nine children torn to Lui;r:i and 
■'-iovauna flarinelli in r'arentino, a small village by Rome. 
■'fo'=!enh '••a':' a full-blooded Italian and attended the Roman 
;"'hollc Chii.rch. }Ii'- nost v;anted desire ^.vas to become a "Driest, 
".■f ••iv~n ]-^^i- r ^':.:'ipts failed, he decided to moA'e to the United 

I' l^"^'', at tb.e a.-ze of 1^, Joseph and an unknovm cousin 
crossed the ocean and settled dovm in tit. Vernon, Ohio, v;here 
he ;.i9t iipry .Francis Roop, who later became his './ife. His first 
;^"rll-ti-ie :lot was vorkinp: in a Glasshouse as a frlassblower* 
■•here n';i unfortunate accident occurred. A small piece of glass 
fie:,' into hi~ eye v/hich resulted in a loss of sight in one oyo . 
'-le then had to './ear a glass eye for lifetime. 

PATERDAL GRAriDMOTH:]R 

: r, ' i"j.ncis Roop v.%as born on August 5» lo90 in lit. "ernon, 
-o.--' Count;'^, C'lio, to John Ivesley and -Esther Ann Roon . Ghe has 
onf; brot.her, Michael Ora, and one sister, Myrtle Mary. 

ilary's father, an Irishman, v,'ho's occupation v.-as as a 
h-''ij-;e contractor .also ovmed a small farm and became a slcilled 



:■:■. '.^i.rrj '"or'ced on her father's farm and atter.'J 

. ' 4.- 
^ry school im.til the eighth grade. Since Mary's? father 

.other vr^r''; both strong believers in the Baptist faith, 

-. ht up v/ith a strong religious "baclcgroun ; . 

The family enjoyed entertainment but becauE-. 

ovrn a television or radio, they spent nuch of their spare 

the nickel shov/s on Saturda;/ afternoons .and in the 

uti~ul outdoors. 



On Cctober 1, 1908 Joseph Ilarinelli and Mary Roop Viere 
ed by the -Ju.c-lce of the Peace in a small courthouse', i ' - . 
^mon, -o:: County, Ohio. Joseph vras still einployed at the 
la.-.shou?e vfhile Kar;/ did the chores around' the houce. 

Cr. June 22, 1909 Ru^-^ell Louis, the first of sever, child- 
tocvi. Their second child, Ag:ie^ Esther, 
aliiiost tv7o years l^-ter on March 31 » 1911 • 

':>hen the fa^iily c3J:ie to Rockford, Illinoi "red 

ar_d r!a'areon J'A;C03tin; Josenh's sister and . - '.-.ey 
' " to n^jTe Rockford their pem^ " '.:'.'. I;, "bruary 
Ij they noved to Rockford and tonyh^ a home on Kort' 
t -treet. Jo-sph found a .ioc •..'orkingr as a presser ir. 
cleaninf: -tore. On T-Iay 30, 1913i their "hird child, Amedea 
IXC, .'as bom. 

~he next ten years v.ere hard busy ones for the liarinelli 
f" il . Joseph fou:":d hinself valking:. riding a bike, or taking 
' street car to v.ork because of the money problens they faced. 



^■■•■.r:-i.3r. ''-Iciry "'or'eed on her father's farm and attended the 
couiitry fichool until the eighth grade. Since Mary's father 
-".nd I'-.other vere both r'trong believers in the Baptist faith, 
'ary '-vas broup.ht xxp v/ith a strong reli{';ious background. 

The family en.joyed entertainment but because they did 
Mot ov.'n a telo\'"iGion or radio, tl:iey spent much of their spare 
-'.'v.v.a at the nickel shov/s on Saturday afternoons and in the 
^■eaiitifu]. outdoors. 

PATTRriAL GRANDPARENTS LIFE TOGETHER 

Cn Octob='r 1, l';^08 Joseph Marinelli and Mary Roop v/ere 
■7=d by the Jusxice of the Peace in a small courthouse, in Mt. 
:::-.iO"', 'o:-- County, Ohio. Joseph v;as still employed at the 
la.-^i'houre v/hile I-iary did the chores around the houce. 

On June 22, 1909 Russell Louis, the first of seven child- 
■ . :; :"•-'• born. Thai].-' s^acond child, Agnef Esther, v;as born 
alrao-'t v..'o years later on March 31. 1911. 

':Jhen the family came to Rockford, Illinois to visit Alfred 
and riai'reen D'Agostin, Joseph's sister and her husband,- they 

:;_■'■" -'o ro:^.ke Rockford their pemanent home. In F'^bruar}/ 
of l''-^13 they noved to Rockford and bourh't a home on North Mad- 
ison r-treet. Jo^'eph found a .job '..'orking as a presser in a dry 
cleaninf-; "tore. On May 30, 1913, their third child, Amedca 
Ohio, was born. 

'"^he next ten 7/ears were hard busy ones for the iwarinelli 
family-. Joseph found himself v/alkinfr. riding a bike, or taking 
^ street car 'co -.'/ork because of the money problems they faced ^ 



( the^'- could not afford an automobile.) 

They soon had their fourth child, Ettore Louis, v/ho was 
born on April 29, 1916. In 1918, on July 11, Leonard Joseph 
■■:as torn. Romana Irene v/as bom on June 22, 1920 and their 
r_;eventh and last child, Albert Eugene, v/as born on July 3 » 1922. 

In 192.'"-' the large family moved to 82? Ferguson Streei;, 
v'here Joseph became a dieraaster in the Busy Bee Knittin^;^ Fac- 
tory until 193S. During 192.8 the family moved to PM\- North M 
First Street. Because of the changing times and the depression, 
''ary -"ent to v/ork as a cook at Stadium Inn. 

The ia-.:ily moved again to 1225 Cunninghaxi Street in 1931. 
Joseph v/as forced to quit his job in 193^ because of an :' ' 
v/hich made him bedridden. In 19''-^6 the Marinelli's moved foi- 
the last time to 810 Blake Street, where Joseph died on Febrv 
18, 19 '!-:'^' fro"; a :-tro]:e. (His obituary may be seen on the follov;- 
in:; page . ) 

FATHER 

Leonard Joseph I.farinelli v/as borii on July 11, lOtP in tl;., 

home of his parents, Joseph luigi and I'^ry Francis, on ■^oi'Lli 

"adison Street, Rockford, Illinois. Leonard v/as the fifth out 

of "eve^ cliil^''re:n . 

Russell Louis June 22, 190Q 

Agnes Esther March 31, 1911 

Amedea Chic May 30, 1913 

Ettore Louis April 29, 1916 

Romona Irene June 22, 1920 

Albert Eugene July 03. 1922 




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Leonard plup all the rest of the family was^of the Catholic . 
reliirion, and attended regularly at Saint Anthony's Catholic 
Church on the corner of Montague and Kent. 

In 1^?J'- , Leonard v;as enrolled in the first grade at Kent 
School (which is nov.' Booker T. Viashington) . Like the rest of 
the children- in his family, he had to walk to and from vschool 
every day. Tor seventh through ninth grade he attended 
Roosevelt Junior High School and in the fall of 193^» he started 
at P.ockford Central High., At Rockford Central High he played 
on the foothall team for three years, and also took up many 
courses in drama. 

During his last year at Central High, at the age of 
seventeen, Leonard got his first joh at Rockford Coca Cola as 
a packer and bottle inspector. After he graduated from Central 
High, he quit Coca Cola and started at George opangler's as a 
full-time machinist. 

In 1937, he quit Spangler's and v/ent to v'ork at Good ■..•ill-- 
Green Box Factory making pre-fab houses. On March 27. l^'-' 
;aarried Ann Todora and moved to 112:3 South Independence. 
In 193^, at the age of t^/enty, he quit Goodv/illy' s and started 
in the tool and die trade at McHugh Brothers. Leonard and 
Ann had t'V^ir first child, Cynthia Lynn, on Decemher IS. 19^M. 

In 19''-i'^J-, Leonard joined up v/ith the Marine Corps and 
was stationed on Maui, Hawaii with the fourth Marine Division. 
During training he was injured and v/as taken to the hospital. 
k'hile his stay at the hospital, the fourth and fifth Marine 



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-ivisioTKs v;ere moved to .Iv/o Jimo an island by Japan. All of 
hir tuddler.; in his division v/cre killed. In 19^1-6, he v.'as 

jipchar.^ed fron the Marine Corps and returned home. On 
^obruary 23. 19'''-^ Leonard and Ann filed for divorce. Leonard 
r^eceived cu;:tody of Cynthia and raoved iDaclc to his. parents; ho-T-^ 
on Blake '3treet. 

fUTERNAL GRArroFArH5-R 

•'Ifred John T/ants v^/ac born April 12, 1885 on a farm 

hour;" jn Cherry Valley, Illinois. Alfred was the oldeiSt child 

of eleven, born to John and Christina Lantz. 

Alfred John April 12, 18P-5 
^:ila 1886 

311a 'c; twin Died at birth 
'-■'a] lace Arthur 18^9 

C-ustav Harry October 2^-, 1890 

Florence Emma March ^i-, I892 

Roy Carl April 7, 1893. 

Edna Evelyn April 27, 1895 
Arthur l-Zallace I896 

Oscar Martin 1899 

Esther Margaret September 22, 1900 

John v/as born in Go'tebor/;, Sweden and came to t'--' 

in 1869. Before John came to the United States, ho ... . ;l i:'-:-.''- 

the trade of furniture making and fininhing in a trade school 

owned bv the government. When he entered the school, he was 

oermii.ted to change his name (which was the custom at that time) 

John changed his name from Lans (meaning lands) to Lantz . It 

is generally understood that the name Lantz means ."landowner" 

in Sv/edish and the name meant "wise fool" in German. When John 

meved to the United States he settled dovm in Rockford, Illinois, 

where he met ChristinjS Mary Flood, his future v/ife. 



Pape 6 

Christina v.-as born in Ssterland, Sweden and came .to the 
''nited States in the iByo's with her tv/o 'bEothers, Charley 
-and John Flood. Christina was a domestic for a wealthy fam- 
ily in Chica.'TO, and met John while visiting Rockford. 

John and Christina were good parents and they are remem- 
hored by their decendents v/ith pride because of their considerate 
nature, ,?:oodne3s and being gentle, kind people. They would 
nack up th.e family and would have picnics at the old Shirley 
bridge which was for many years a favorite picnic area, along 
'i.jdivau''-ee River. That v/as a favorite place with the boys be- 
cause they could dive off the top of the bridge into the old 
sv.'imming hole. All the children helped v/ith the chores on the 
farra and. attended the one room Powell School at the present 
day corner of F^lulford and Rotary Road. 

Alfred v.'orked on a farm as a farm hand until 1910 v.'hen bo 
rnoved to Rockford to live with an aunt. In April of 191'^'. 
a"!" a dance in Rockford, Alfred met Edna Ilae Peter>5on. -The 3/ 
■■Toth v/ere good dancers and danced together all night Ion":. 
After a year of dating, Alfred and Edna eloped on I'ai'ch Zf} , 191?. 

r.^ ATERNAL ' GRAiroMOTHER 

Edna Mae Peterron v;as born on September 21, 1P93 in Rock- 
ford, Illinois. Edna was the fifth of six children born to 
•'rank Adolph and Hilda leterson. Edna had three brothers., 
^'d^'fard, Martin, and Oliver. She also had tv/o sisters, Francis 
and Ester, who \vere all "born in their parents' home, '.■.'hich 'vas 
located on 120.? Second AA^-enue. Frank and Hilda were both born 



Page 7 

in !^v.'eden and were of a strong Lutheran faith. '^dna'f, family- 
attended church regularly and were confirmed at the First 
Lutheran Church in Rcckford. 

VJith the six children helping out and Franks job in the 
factory, Piaking farm machinery, the family had a staljle but 
average income. Fiost the kids left school at ai'i early ago to 
go to v/or> and help the family out. Sdna Tlae left school at 
the end of eighth grade and started to ".'orlr at the a:-e of fif- 
teen In Schu.mway's Seed Store as an office gir]. . 

-F: Fii>/ ■"-;a of tv/enty, Edna quit Schuraway's and worked 
for F.olina'- Chocolate Shop dipping chocolate. Edna quit dip- 
ning chocolate after two months and started working for Piano 
■ Lotlon making pieces for pianos. Edna Fiae Peterson met Alfrerj 
John I'Sntz at a dance in Rockford in April of 1916. They 
eloped one year later on March 18., 191?. 

rjATFRNAL ^^RArfDPARENTS LIVES TOG-EyKFR 

On March 28, 191? Alfred John Lantz ancl Edna :Aac Peter- 
son eloped and v/ere F.arried in their ministers homo. Tlieir tv.-o 
I'.'i • vere Alfred's brother, Roy, and Edna's sister, Ester 
Peterson. After they v;ere married they purchased Alfred's 
father's dairy farm and had their first of nix chilc^r^i^. 

riarsball Oliver was born on April 25, l?!'^- in Snint An- 
thony Hospital. The last five children vere all born in the 
1920' s in Saint Anthony Hospital also, in the follo^ving order: 

Bob Alfred August 21, 1920 

Carol May February 12, 1"^22 

Roland Roger April 1-? , 19?''-:- 

Marian Jean r-Iay ?, 192? 

Barbara -Joan April 1"^, l'^29 



Paro " 

"he -^..Ix children went to the farm school and helped their 
\'/ith the chores. The hoys milked the cov/r, ploved the 
■fio] - drove the tractors. While the girls fed the chicken:- 
,, ^ i'iel-i-)ed their mother v/ith the house v.'ork. Although the Lant:r 
,! vorked hard on the farm, their income was only average. 
They did not own a television so their ni^^htly entertainm.^nt 
was limited to a radio, v,'hich the children '.vould sit and li--ten 
to until hedtir.ie. Alfred's first car v/as a ."'ord Mo'c'l V v/hach 
-■■■•-emely cold in the winter months because it had curtains 

_ of flass v/indov/3. 
In 1937, the Lantz family moved to Rockford and settled 
down on 220^^ Jackson Street. Alfred found employment at Green- 
lee Brothers Manufacturing Company as a polisher of drill bit^. 
Yri 1 ••■',) a-:d unfortunate industrial accident occured and h? was 
■r-i!d^;red blind in one eye. During 1953 Alfred retired fro^. 
Greenlee's as a foreman. 

In 19^6 Alfred and Edna moved from Jackson Street to a 
small house on Oak Street. By I960 Alfred went totally blind 
and on June 2, 1965 he slipped in the bathtub and died on the 
-7ay to the hospital. Sdna Mae is still livin:- in her homo at 
511 Oak Street. (Alfred and Edna's marriage license, picture, 
ard Alfred's, obituary are on the following pages.) 

MOTHER 

Barbara Joan Lantz was born on April 13. 19^9 in Saint 
Anthony Hospital to Alfred John and Edna Mae Lantz. Barb vas 
rhe last of six children. Like her brothers and sisters, sh- 



■fe 








•^ik;^««w«isri*>y 



helped do the chores on the farm until the end of her fifth 
,rrade ,■ when the family moved to 220^!- Jackson Street in Rock- 
' ■ ford, Sh6 attended Highland School for sixth ^<:;rade and Lincoln 
Junior Hip;h for seventh through ninth grade. Durin=^ her hi-'zh 
school' years at "-"^ast ^ligh she Avorked at many different Funnor 
iohr- nn^l "Iro during the OhristmaR season. 

In the cummer of 19''-^6, Barbara graduated for-; -W^r.t liigh 
■''chool and found a- full-time job at Jane Lee's as a bookeeper. 
' ■ r;.rll 1? , 19^1-7 > the day before her eighteenth birthday, Barbara 
■Toan and Leonard Jo-^eph Marinelli vmre married by the Justice 
of the Peace in a county courthouse in 3elA"idere. 

FAREIITS LIFS: TQGSTHEPv 

On April 12, 19^7 Leonard Tlarinelli and Barbara Lant-, 
v/ere v/ed by the Justice of the Peace in the county courthou'^e' 
in Belvidere. . Because of their differences in religion, leonard 
a Catholic and Barbara a Lutheran, they decided to get married 
by the Justice of the Peace in Belvidere. Because of financial 
problems, they decided to live with Leonards parents on BIO 
Blake Street. 

In 19^1-8 Barbara quit Jane Lee's so she could r:ive birtri 
to their first child. On May 1, 19^1-B Gandice Lee •v/as born and 
turned the couple into a family. Leonard was not progressing^- 
at Mcliugh Brothers Tool and Die, so in 19'^0 he quit and v-ont 
to' Advanced Tool and Die on Eighteenth Avenue. 

Money situations V/ere improving so the Ilarinelli family 
T)uilt a nev/ home on 210 Skylark Drive during July of 1952' 



Pap;e 10 

Their second child, Bradley Joseph, was "born shortly after 
j^ ■". "■:i'-. built on Dece-iiber 12, 1952 in Rockford Memorial 

1= In 1953 Leonard left Advanced Tool and Die for a better 
'inneba-'';© Tool and Die on North Madison Street. He then 
■ii-'^. ■ :"'d his first car, a 193? green Chryrjler, :f^or $100.00. 
In 1"5'5, TBarbarp adopted Leonard'.^ first child, Hynthir? 
Lynn, ape fifteen, and she moved in with thei^i nt 210 ^kylnri: 
■■. Their third and last child, Brian Mark, v-'as born on 

1957 in '-'iockford nemorial Hospital. In 195'"^. v;hen Brian 
■ ' ' : io left v/ith his grandmother, Edna Mae , Earbs-ra 

' back to v/ork as a bookeeper for Superior Rockford on 
■ ''th Street. In 19'^0, Leonard quit his job at './innebago 
^1 "ind Die and started v/ork for Service Engineer in;"". Barbara 
also left Superior Rockford and started at I'lelvin Electronic^ 
■ ■ n bookeeper. In 1965. Barbara left Melvin Electronics and 
v/ent to work, for riidv/est Association .as a buyer for electronic^-. 

Tjeonard and Barbara were having difficult tines and their 
maritial relationship ended v/ith a divorce on April '!•, 195?. 
Leonard Joseph Marinelli remarried to Dona Hastert on October 
2"^, 1969 • Thejr are now living v/ith Dona's daughter, Shelby 
Hastert, on 5'3^'-0 Garrett Lane. Leonard is still enp].oyed by 
iorvice Engineering. 

Barbara Joan Marinelli is still employed by Mid^vest Associa- 
tion and is living at 210 Skylark Drive vith her tv.-o sons, Bradlr-" 
Joseph and' Brian i'ark.' 



ra:':e 11 
MY LI?E 

Bj'iari Mark F'larin'elli v/as born on June 7, 195?, in Roc'.c- 
-"ni"r] ^/ip^norial Hospital,, to Leonard and Barbara Llarinelli. 
3rian v/as the last of their three children and v;as born of 
the Lutheran faith. 

In the fall of 1962, Brian attended kinder:-n:' r. :■; 
'"'lud ". -Tohn^iion "chool on Rnral 3tr3ot. ''"'ho r-ohool "■ ■■ •'•lo' '^ 
•^nou.rh so all .three children could v/alk. Brian 5;raduated frora 
rade school in l^'oS and started at Abraham Lincoln Ju.nior High 
in the fall of 1969 . In September of 1971 he c-tartod at Sa.-t 
High School in the ninth grade . 

Brian's first job v/as v/hen he v/as fourteen in liovr-raher 
of 1971 at D'A.<?;ostino's Restaurant by five pointo . Durin/- 
•Tanuar^/ of 197?-, he .joined Sun Institute of Tae li-'von-Do •■'.ere 
he advanced up to the position of 1st de.-«;^ree brov/n belt (one 
degree lo^'ver than a black.) In June of 19?.'i' on h.is sixteenth 
birthday he q^iit D'A;?^:ostino' s ■ and found a full-ti"ie surriiner job 
at Octopus Car I'Jash on East Sta.te Street". At the end of the -■ ;•.- 
raer, he left the car v/ash and found employment at Union Hall, Inc. 

Brian graduated from. East Hif:h School in June of 1975 and 
is nov.' a full-time student at Rock Vallev Golle^-'e. 



MAUK, LORRI JEAN, 1955- 



' rii 



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

r Contributor to the Kock 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 
i 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-.'r;V-;;AAAAAA-,',--,'w\;A;V>':AAy:;':A; 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

I. Your name Lorri Jean Mauk 



Date of form 5/3/74 * ('^ ^ ) 

2. Your college: Rock Valley (.0 liege •■ (ID // ) 

Rockford, IT linois •■- 

*l»*A*VcA;VAv'cA;'cycyc.V;V;Sr;'rAA;';>V-':;VV;AycV 

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

Before 1750 1750-1800 "^ I8OO-I85O 



1850-1900 1900 or later 



Please check al 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.) X M iddle 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.) X East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 

^Pacific (Cal., Washj (Hawaii, Alaska) T" THE PLAIN STSTES 



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

X Farming X M ining X S hopkeeping or small business 

X ^Transportation Big Business ^Manufacturing 

^Professions X"! ndus t r i al labor X Other 



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

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

^Baptist Epi scopal ian Congregat lona 1 X Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon OFher Protestant Other 



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

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

J ews Y C entral Europeans Italians Slavs 

-^ Irish ~^ ^British Native Americans over several generations 

^East Asian X Other 



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

Y Interviews with other Family Bibles y Fami ly Genealogies 

f ami ly members 
Vital Records Land Records ^The U.S. Census 

Y P hotographs ^Maps ^Other 



FAMILY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name r^o.Hr^ v-i o + ny^ Mo,,v Current Residence p-^-, /[ y j^^fp^^^^ q + 

'f dead, date of death Rockford, II. 

Place of birth Ki nde 1 ( Monroe-Co . ) Mi sq)^te of Birth T?(,y,^,T^^y pq^ 1904 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

longshoreman (3^^^^ leaving home) 

l3t inr.pector/te1ephone pa rfe^^ 1 st Chicago Dates 

cab d T- 1 V e I ^ 

^t^rted machine shop (JOS.g^^lHR, Rkfd.) 2nd Rockford- Dates 

ap pr e nt i c e on conveye i — fcre " 



Yt' 



Dates 



ir.ci , . J. Dates 3rd 

TNi ght foreman 

l^^ chinistCOwn busi-ness an ^3 ^^^^ __Dates 

work e d to\ — o the rs) 

Re 1 i g i on Rom?n Catholic 



^ Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Tipmnn.Tpf. ' 

Alter & Rosary Society j 

Knights of ^C^IumMis. Holy N^-^pie SocietVp Inter. Mac|ii nis t_. A s s o c , ,. .: ^ ~ I 

Place of Marriage to your grandmotherDarl i ng ton , Wisconsin "^ June 2, 192£| 

^ 

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) |j 

i 
B. Grandmother (your father's side) ;; 

i 

Name Mary Helene McKillip Mauk Current Residence 2314 V. JefferFson St. ■ 

If dead, date of death Rockford, II. 

Place of birth Darlington, Wisconsin Date of birth Novem'ier 3.1905 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 8 high school 4 vocational 1 college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Teacher Dates 1924-25 lst 717 Seminary St. ^Dates_ 

2nd S^lesclerk Dates 1954-63 2ndl726 7th street Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd 1506 7th Street Dates 



i4th Dates 4th 315 W. Moreland D ates 1931-35 

'ZoH La Clede 1936-60 

Re 1 i g i on ^^^ 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Dprnnprpf 
Knights of Columbus (Ladies), Alter & Rosary society , Ho ly N 



ame Society 



''!^^ o^ carriage to your grandfather n..l,.ntnn. wi .r on . i n PATE ,„,, ,-7^77 



Note: 



ih%raa'tPSP.»fhl^^^a£l'8?^tl(f? $rgl%%^, stepmother or anoth 



er relative give 



A- I Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N.inic ... Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of Birth 



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

Occupation(s) PL^qE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



1st 
2nd 
3rd 
'.th 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'4th 



Dates 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother 'daft 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

'*^"*__^ _^ Current Residence 

• 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) 
'*' . Dates 1st 

2"<^ ^ Dates 2nd^ 

3''<< Dates 3rd 

Rel i g i on 

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



Date! 



Dates 



Dates 



Place of nvirriage to your grandfather Date 



3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name T^^-^^iPf^t. MprniiF! TCq-npenm'^n Current Residence RR#2 V/lnne"h^g^O, II. 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth piorence Twns-p.. Stenh. Co'. Date of birth March 6^ 1898 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Farmer ^Dates 1st same as ahove Dates l923 — 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3 rd ^Dates 3 rd ^Dates 

'♦th Dates 4th Dates 



Religion Preshyterian School board, District 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc, TreSjti'blican. Fa rrir bureau 

Sr^otted Poland Ghirip Breeders' A^soc. , ^l"" X t^ --'■'V 2 •'- 7Z , -n-, -, 

J:i 11^ , , , ffi rstt Prfgfsh-rtgriia"' Cihiirrb airier. .. ,.- 

Place of marriage to your grandmother ^gnf Riyer IllinoiR date V[r>y 26, 1923 

Note: If your mother was raised by a i JiHp f atne r o r ^ anothe r r e l at i ve ( t o ag e ]Q) — ^ 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Katherine S^m^le K'^T^r^enm^n C urrent Residence 

I f dead, date of death Jnlv R. 19 67 

Place of birth South Diyon Tvrpf^-n.^ Til, D ate of birth June 13, 1897 

Education (number of years) 
grade school " high school ' vocational 3 college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'st Furse Dates 1921-23 1st Rockford (Apartment) Dates J_921-23 

— '^'^ * ^^ ; Uidkehs6ri koad 

2nd Dates 2nd RR#2 Winnebago, II Datesl923-67 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Pres">"^yteri -n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. -gprinhl -j ppti . Rkfd. Memorial 

HosDJtpl Alumni Asroc. , Nurses Cl^^^> Dorcas GirulU^ . - 

Place of marriage to your grandfather Leaf Rlver^ ll l. d ate Mqy 26. 1923 

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



C- I Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

^^"^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death ~~ ~ 

Pl.ic- Ml MmI. ^_ 1).,^. .,, |,i,,,, 

( 'IllC.li i'MI (iMIIIllii'l of ye, I . ) 

(jr.iik s(liiN>l hi 

Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

llth 



cllool 


vocal 


ion.i 


1 




col 1 


n)(' 


Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 

1 


RESIDEN 
saving h 


CE 

ome) 
Dates 

_Dates 

Dates 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 










Dates 


3rd 














Dates 


'4th 











Re 1 i g i on 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmother ~~" — — g_ 

0-2 Stepgrandmother (your mother's side) 

**^"^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death — — 



Place of birth Date of birth 

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

Occupat ion(s) 

l-.t 

2nd 

3rd 





vocat 


iona 1 
1st 


col lege 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 


_ Dates_^ 
Dates_ 
Dates 


Dates 




Dates 




2nd 




Dates 


3rd 





Re I i g i on 

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

Place of marriage to your grandfather ~ ~~ bate 



CHIkDREN of A & B (or A- 1 or B-1) - your father's name should appear below 
Name D^vid John Mauk 

Place of birth BnoVfoT-^ Til 4.^-;. date j„r,P f. . 1 q?7 

Number of years of schooling ly Occupatibh Pharmp6iSt 

Residence 2412 Harlem Blvd. Marital Status Vi^TTX"^ '■ 

Number of chi Idren one ~" 



Name Robert ¥. M?nk 

I ' ace of birth Rpckford _ Tlli^nis d ate February 14.1929 

Numbe r of years ot schoolin g I-5 Occupatibn -y^ p _ v a vh i tn ev T?k f d 

Residenc e 3318 N. Main S^. Marital Stat us rn..ri ed^ ' ^ ' ' ' ^ ' ' ^^'' ^' ^^'^'' 

Number of chi Idren one * "^ 

Name MRr.-iorie Mauk Owens 

Place of birth Rockford Illinoif^ date April 9, 1931 

Number of years of schooling ip ~ Occupatlbn Housewife 

Residence 1407 Lil^c^ T.ane. Marital Status married 

Number of children 5 Loves Park. II. 

Name Lewi^ James Mauk 

Place of birth Kbcirtorrt. Illinois d ate December 19, 1933 

Number of years of schooling 8 gTccupatlbh AUtO-^Orty tec h. 

Res i dence Rp#2 Pengtnnica. II. Marital Status married 

Number of chi Idren two ——————— 

Name Jnpn M^nV a-i 1 h>^T-+, 
of birth Kor' ^ - 



Place o^ birth KOCKi--ra, Illinois date jon^or... q iq^c 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occu pat Tbn H'ous ' ew'lf e" 

Residence 1110 Charlotte 13r. Marl talTtatus „o^J7r^ ' 

Number of children b ITocTcf ord, II. — '^^^^^^" 

Name Anna Mr^uk Cooline: 

I ' ace of birth Rorkf n-rH ^ TV-ipni... d ate July 22. 1940 
Number of years of school Ing 1^ Occupation u^,;^^..,^^ 
Residence Dnr^nd, Illinoi s Marital Status m J-.TlT'^^ 
Number of children ^n5 ^^^^^ ^^ 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatioh 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatioh 

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 ~ — . 



0. Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years o^ schooling OccupaTTorT 

JCmierSf-crrmrnr ZZZZ^^FTt^TTFatus " 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C- , . 0-l)-your .other's n.n.e should oppear below 
N.i.m- I-ois (Je-^n) K?.-p-enni^n D e Gnti? 

Number of ch ! I d re n :^ , .j^ " ^ ^ " ^^'^'^^^I Status rnnrrle d ^ 



'^" o' birth Jock-^ord JT -i^-noi Q — J . - 

Number of year s of school fng iV K date , oyem er 12. 1934 



• — .»,^, u, ycdts or scnoolinq 1^ ■ — jr^ r-:— n— 7 7/ 

Residence TJ^a ^ ^oc^t-^v, .• Jl— m; — n—' _ Occupation Hunsewiie- 

Number of rWii ' H.. "^ x..? . ~ __ Marital Status mnrrie^ 



Number of ch i Idren tv 



Name 

Place of birth 



dat< 



Number of years ol' schooling — ^ : 

Res i dence ■ . Occupa 1 1 On 

Number of chi l dren Marital Status [ 

Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of schooling jr ''^'^-, 

Residence Occuoation 

Number of children Marital Status '_ 

6. Name 

Place of bi rth __ 

Number of years of schooling x "^^^^ 

Residence Occupation 



Number of chiTdren Marital Status_ 



7. Name 

Place -jf bi rth 



Number of years of schooling -J^^^^—, 

Residence — . Occupation 

Number of ch I Idren ~ ■ Marital Status 



8. 




"irth 

"""*>«»• Of years of' schrx^Knq —jr~ ^^te_ 

Residence ■ ■ Occupation 

Mutter of children " — Marital Status 




rtn 



Nurnber of years of schooling ^ate 

Residence ■ — - Occupation 



Marital Status 



10. Name 

Place oi birth 




Number of years of schooling ■ , date_ 

Residence — Occupa t ion 



Number of children ' Marital Status 



Your Father 

Name T.ewJ!^ Jprnes T^auk Current Residence RR.j^2 Pecstonic?. II. 

If dead, date of death 

Place of birth Rockford. II. ^Date of birth Decem'ber 19. 1933 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Auto-Body Tech. Dates 1949 — 1st RRf2 Pecptonic? (V/inn-D ates 1955-196;r^ 

e>)?£^o Rd. ) 
2nd Dates 2nd RR '^2 Pec^tonic? (Ceme-D dtes 1962 — 

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tendencies, tt. g. power Sqiipdron . .. . ^ . . , . .^ . . . 

Place of marriage to your mother Wlnne''?,cro, li 'moo^s ■ d ate n^,-,„-,^c,+ ij, -\Q^/\ 

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

Your Mother 

Name Y^+.h■r^m K p-nT^PnTn,on ManV Current Residence pi?^? j,^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ji 

If dead, date of death 

Place of birth Ronkf nrd T] 1 inoi s Date of birth Nnypmher TP^ 1934 

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Place of marriage to your father V'inne"hago, Illinois' ^ d ate August 1^, 19'54 

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jame Lorri Je-^n Mpuk 

>lace of birth Rocl^ford. Illinois DaTe of birth Fe^ruqry 28, 1955 

Jumber of years of schooling 15 Occupation Student 



^es i dence 'RR ^2 ""ec- toni ~, II, Marital Status Sin"le" 

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

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

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DAVID VICTOR MAUK 

My Grandpa Mauk, the youngest of nine children, 
was born February 29, 1904. His father was a farmer. 

As a boy he trapped the furs of small animals such 
as skunks and muskrats. He would then take the train 
from Monroe to Galena where he would sell them to the 
Galena Fur House. He was forced to ride outside of the 
train car because of the scent of the skunks' hide. 

My grandpa went to school for seven years. In 1921 
he studied at the School of engineering. He studied there 
for one year. While in Chicago, he drove cab for the 
Yellow Cab Company. During the time he drove a cab, 
the cab war between the Yellow and Checker Company was 
going on. One day he was driving, and two Checker Cabs 
crashed into his cab. He got oiit of his cab, and walked 
away -- he never drove one again. 

During this time all the men who were later notorious 
gangsters, were young men like grandpa. He said they 
frequented the same restruant -- which was later taken 
over by Al Capone. 

The day of the family picnic, where my grandma and 
grandpa met, my grandpa started from Chicago with three 
girls. Outside of Chicago, his car started on fire. 
The girls went back to Chicago, and grandpa went on to 
the picnic. 

A group from the picnic, l^^ncludfng my grandpa and 
grandma, went into Galena to see a fireworks display. 
On the way home they were riding in a Wescott. Thp 



spare tire rolled off its carrier. Being a precious item 
they stopped and searched high and low for it. They couldn't 
find it. Some twenty years later, the farmer who owned 
the land where they had searched, had cut down one of ;e 
his trees and found the tire, still inflated. 

Grandpa worked in the Blackstone Mine in New Diggings, 
Wisconsin for awhile. They were engaged in zinc mining. 
When an electrical storm would be seen brewing the mine 
would be shut down. One time the storm wasn't seen soon 
enough and the power went off down in the mine. Well 
the pump couldn't work without electricity; the mine 
began to fill up with water. The men were pulled up 
one by one in a large bucket-type affair. My grandpa 
was the last one out -- the water was chest high by the 
time the bucket was dropped down for him. 

In 1950, Grandpa started collecting coins. He now 
has complete sets of Lincoln pennies, Washington quarters, 
Jefferson nickels, Washington dollars, Franklin and 
Kennedy half-dollars, some Mercury dimes, Morgan Dollars, 
proof setE, and other odds and ends such as the commem- 
erative medal that goes with the Lyndon B. Johnson stamp 
the first day of issue. 



Certificate of ^erbice 



9i:f)c ^tatc ^iitotital ^ocittp of Wiitoniin 

Archives Division 

This is to Certify, That records in the state archives shoiv that 
.--l-^^JA-R-. -STRONG 

late a ?Fiyate in Company B of the l^th Regiment 

of Wisconsin In_£antry Volunteers was enlisted 

on the --?P:th ^j^y o/__. Sept ember IsAl., 

_.bj?_Asa_.Worden at Waupara. , Wis., 

for the term of ^ .yejirs ,t,(jg mustered into the military service of the United States 

on the---XQXh day 0/ _-_ January iS62__, 

at --?9D^--4.^.Vi?j 

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Portage County. 

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10/63 Driving Ambulance^ ]]'^^W° lO/^^* Detached as leamster ir Ambulance Corps. 

and d is cj\a.cg^ed _ by_ x^asna _of _ Expired - term _aDd_ was. jnust ured- Jiut 

on the---^9^^- day of JaPA^ry , 18-P.\, at __."_ 

Engaged in battles, At _Shllphj_ik)_r inth_ and _Sie£_^^ 

The records further show that said soldier when enlisted was 30_ years of ((yt'-?arr_ie_d .., 

/(((ff _--6r?y eyes, B??wn hair, _4ark comijlc.civn. icas 5 

feet 7 inches in height, and by occupation a Farjnec. 

In Testimony Whereof, / hare hereunto set my hand in the city 
of Madison, this 2Uth day of November , 

■*wj/ic yciir of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred 70, 



rtiu^he year^of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred 70, 

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lARY HELENE McKILLIP MAUK 



My Grand.a Kauk was born November 3, 1905. in Darl- 



inqton, Wisconsin. She was 



the oldest of six children 



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four sisters and two brothers. Her parents were 



„hen she was five years eld, ahorse carriage tipped 
over on top of her and she barely escaped death. Her 

t „f tho rarrUoe to fix the horse's 
mother had gotten out of the carriage 

harness For some miraculous reason she took the new 
baby, Anise, with her. The horse was spooked , probably 
by the flapping of her .other's skirt, and he took off 
.nh .y nrand.a and the hired girl still 1 n the carri age . 
The horse made a sharp turn, breaking loose and upsetting 

Ar,^ fpll nn mv grandmother's chest, 
the carriage.. The edge fell on my y- 

• ^^ ,,n nff of mv grandma, 
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until helD cawe. 



My grandmother gra 



duated from high school in 192^ 



During her senior year, she took teacher's training. 

She remembers getting six strings of the long beads that 

^.nf n.rt Of B girl's wardrobe in the 
were such an important part or q yi- 

, ^- QWo alc;n aot silk stockings; 
twenties, for graduation. She also got 

. A th.t ;, oirl who had silk stockings had 
she commented that a gin wnu 

everythi nq . 

The next year ,rand« taught school. I asked her 

„hv She decided to teach - she decided that It was a 
combination of lUIng children and thattit was the only 



opportunity open at the time. The school year of 1924 - 25 
was her first, last, and only year of teaching. She was 
paid $80 a month. Durtiicj this time she remembers paying 
$60 for a winter coat. She also commented tk^.t food pricfes 
weren't that much lower than they were a few years ago - 
eggs were only 40(t a dozen and butter was 60(t per pound-- 
its been tn the last two years that prices have gone sky 
high -- it has not been gradual. 

"My grandma and grandpa met at a Mauk family picnic. 
It was held at Council Hill, Wisconsin which is along 
the Galena River. The reason they met is very simple -- 
my grandma's Aunt Jane is married to my grandpa's 
brother Bill. My grandma went to the picnic with her 
auht. 

They we<i"e married June 2, 1926 in Holy Rosary Church 
in Darlington, Wisconsin. Their witnesses were Jane and 
Bill Mauk. Fifty people attended the ceremony. At the 
reception there were two cakes -- the groom's cake which 
was chocolate and the Bride's cake which was white. My 
grandma's wedding dress which was purchased in Rockford, 
cost $25. 

The first child, David, was born roughly one year 
later on June 6, 1927. David recieved many presents. 
The next affordable fuss was made over my dad in 1933. 
My grandma's sister - in - law planned a surprise 
baby shower. Granpa knew so as to keep her from buying 
anything. Grandma said she was a nervous wreck wondering 
what si.° would cover the baby with. In 1940 there was 



a shower given for my dad's youngest sister, Anna. 

My grandparents have fifteen grandchildren. The 
first-born was married a year ago in May. Anna is 
expecting the sixteenth grandchild is July. 




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LEWIS JAMES MAUK 



My dad, born December 19, 1933, is the third of six 
children. He has two brothers and three sisters. 

When he was in fifth grade at Lincoln Park School, 
his teacher found that he had Mirror Vision. This means 
that the word S A W is W A S to him. He then started 
studying at Keith Country Day School where the teachers 
there helped him overcome this learning disability. There 
he was taught to first look at the letters in the word 
and then read the word. (Today this problem is caught 
much younger in children.) 

At age 14 he started working after school at the 
Sunset Body Shop which was on West State Street. It 
was there he learned his trade of body man. 

When he was in ninth grade he dropped out of school. 
He had repeated several grades and was much older than 
the other kids. 

He has worked most of the time as a body man, but 
also does some electrical work. He worked at Elco Screw 
& Tool Company for three years (around 1965) and five 
years at Pierce Chemical Company where he was the Super- 
visor of the Maintenance Department. He is currently 
employed as a body man for City Hembrough Body Shop. 

He has lived all of his life in this area, and always 
worked in Rockford. 

My dad had the reputation of the Neighborhood Terror 
as a boy, He once robbed a watermelon patch with some 



of his friends. He ate so much watermelon he was sick 
and hasn't touched one since. His neighbor in the back 
had a tin shed and one day when the neighbor went inside 
my dad threw rocks on the roof, making a terrible noise- 
inside. 

When Lewie was ten years old, he caught the Illinois 
State Champion Rainbow Trout. It was caught in a stream 
in Stiles Pasture which is now Park-er Woods Estates. 
When I was looking through my grandma's old photo album 
I found a picture of dad and his fish. 

My dad is presently building a boat. He describes 
it as a 32 foot inverted-V house boat, powered by a 283 
cubic inch hydrolic out-drive Chevrolet engine. (In its 
present state, it would not float.) 

My parents do a lot of camping. They are the type 
of campens which go with a trailor, which is air condi- 
tioned and take a television also. They hope to move 
to Colorado when my sister and I are independent. 



THE MATJKS 

M ilUKS - Frederick Henry Hauli v/as born in Exter-Ghannel, 
England in 1847. His mother's maiden name was De Baose; 
she was French, 

STRONGS - Lewis Strong v/as born in Pennsylvania. He was 
of the Pennsylvania Dutch line. He had five brothers; 
all of thean (and he) fought in the Civil War. Two 
fought for the Confederates and four fought for the Union. 
Grandpa Strong was the only survivor. Before the Civil 
War, Grandpa Strong also did battle with the Indians 
from Pennsylvania on into V/isconsin. 



THE MAtJKS 

lyiAUKS - Frederick Henry liauli vms born in Exter-Ghannel, 
England in 184-7. His mother's maiden name v/as De Baose; 
she was French, 

STRONGS - Lewis Strong was born in Pennsylvania. He was 
of the Pennsylvania Dutch line. He had five brothers; 
all of them (and he) fought in the Civil '."/ar. Two 
fought for the Confederates and four fought for the Union. 
Grandpa Strong was the only survivor. Before the Civil 
War, Grandpa Strong also did battle with the Indians 
from Pennsylvania on into V/isconsin. 



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THE McKIILIPS 

McKILLIPS - Andrew McKillip came from Ireland in 1848. 
Ke married Sarah Doan who v/as Pennsylvania Dutch. 

MSYLORS - James Meylor came from Ireland also. Both 
he and Andrew McKillip came here after the Potato Fam- 
ine. 

Grandma's mother's grandmother's maiden name was 
Snell. She was French. 



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ERNEST MARCUS KAPPENMAN 



My grandfather was born March 6, 1898, the second 
of five - he has four sisters. His father was a farmer 
and his parents believed in hard work. 

As a child my grandpa was taken to see Buffalo Bill's 
Wild West Show and heard Theodore Roosevelt give a 
campaign speech in Freeport, Illinois. 

Ernie went to school for eight years at Rocks ide 
Township School in Ogle County, Illinois. He tried his 
hand at auto mechanics, working in a shop - at National 
Lock in Rockford, and carpentry before settling down to 
farming. 

He entered the service in 1917. He was in the 342nd 
Tank Battalion of the U. S. Army. He served at Camp Green 
in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Early in his -life Ernie started showing vegetables 
at the Ogle County Fair. His parents were opposed to 
this - they felt it was a waste of time. 

In 1922, Ernie started showing pigs - Spotted 
Poland Chinas. He showed them every year at the Ogle 
County Fair, off and on at the Winnebago County Fair, 
several times at the Illinois State - National Swine 
Show, and for sixteen consecutive years at the Wiscon- 
sin State Fair. He ended his career in the fall of 1966 



at the Ogle County Fair - the year before my grandmother 
died. In 1964 my grandfather won the Herdsman Award at 
the Wisconsin State Fair. This award is given to the 
herdsman who has the best group of pigs. In 1939, the 
Illinois Breeders Association sent a train-carload of 
pigs to the World's Fair in San Francisco. Two of the 
pigs were my grandfather's, a male, which placed first, 
and a female, which placed second. He once shipped 
two pigs to Italy. One of the pigs he sent into Chicago 
to market was the largest - and possibly still is - 
that ever weighed in - 1135 pounds. 

My grandparents met when my grandmother did private 
duty nursing for my grandfather's Uncle for three weeks. 
They were quietly married in 1923. The Kappenmans-, who 
weren't too fond of grandmother didn't even know of their 
plans until afterwards. 

They settled on a farm on Dickenson Road in Burritt 
Township, Winnebago County - where my grandfather still 
lives. In 1924, my Aunt Jean was born, in 1927, my 
Aunt SHilrJey. My mother was preceded by the beginning 
of what my grandfather terms "Hoover's Depression." 
During this time his oats sold for lOt a bushel and hogs 
were $2.75 per hundred pounds. To make matters worse, 
inl934 my mother wasborn. 

The first grandchild was born in 1948, he is the 
only boy. The fifth and final grandchild -- my sister 
was horn in 195fi. We all call my grandfather Ernie 



because he decided that Grandpa would make him feel too 
old. It seems that we; all spent a lot of time "at the 
farm." My cousin Steve helped show pigs with my grand- 
father when he was in his teens. 

After my grandmother died, my grandpa gradually sold 
all 6f his pigs, cows, and my grandmother's chickens. 

In the summer of 1972, my grandfather remarried. 
This woman died in February of 1973. 

Ernie has now built up a sizeable flock of sheep -- 
well over 100. He spends mo$t of his time puttering 
around with them. 



KATHERINE SAMPLE KAPPENMAN 



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My grandmother was the second born of four children 
Only my great-aunt and my grandmother reached their twen^ 
ties. The oldest child was a boy who died shortly after 
birth. The youngest child -- a girl, Roberta -- died 
at age seventeen of an infection which would today be 
cured by penicillin. 

My grandma was born in South Dixon Township, illin- 
ois. My grandmother's father died when she was 14, in 
1911. Grandma Sample stayed on the farm after ht^s death 
They were terribly poor. The neighbors, who were better 
off, lent them their magazines so they could know what 
was going on. They drove a horse carriage into Dixon 
to check out books from the library. She went to a 
"country school" for eight years. She then went to high 
school for one year, and then took a test given by the 
County Superintendent of Schools. The students which 
lived out of town had to pay to attend the high school, 
and had to furnish their own transportation. 

After passing the eouivalancy test (only one 
year of high school was required) my grandmot'ier entered 
Nurses Training at the old Rockford Hospital when it was 
on Chestnut Street. That area, now a part of Urban 
Renewal, is a parking lot. My mother said the only one 
who felt bad when it was fcorn down was Grandma. She 
graduated from Nurses Training in 1921. 



My grandmother and grandfather half eloped. (Grand- 
ma's family Knew -- my grandpa's didn't.) 

Before she got married, my grandmother worked as 
a Registered Nurse -- mostly for people in their homes. 
One man paid her for taking care of his wife by giving 
her his wife's Singer Sewing Machine. My grandmother 
earned enough to put money away for a feW"pieces of 
furniture. 

My great-aunt feels that the real depression started 
in 1920 for farmers. Therefore, when my grandparents 
were married in 1923 and the children were born from 
1924 - 1934 -- gifts were out of the^question -- and 
she felt I was ridiculous to ask about any. However 
my grandfather would not allow my grandma to work. 

My grandma's parents were farmers. Her mother took 
in sewing for some extra money. She also sold eggs and 
butter to the people in Dixon. 

My grandmother "peddled" eggs to people in Rock= 
ford. She had four-hundred chickens when she died at 
age seventy. She got thirty -five cents per dozen for 
small to medium eggs, and fifty cents per dozen for 
large to extra-large eggs. (ESch egg was candled -- 
held over a light to check for bad spots, and then put 
on a scale -- the weight of the egg moved an arrow which 
pointed to the egg's size.) 



When my mother worked, my sister and I stayed with 
my grandma and grandpa. My grandma gave each of us a 
dime for doing chores while my grandpa would give each 
of us a quarter . 

What I remember most about when my grandma died is 
that the church was packed for the^funeral . The funeral 
procession headed out of Winnebago to Route 2G -- 
when we got far enough away from the corner that I barely 
could see it-- cars were still turning the corner 
heading towards the cemetary -- the whole town of Winn- 
ebago was there! 



KATHRYN KAPPENMAN MAUK 



Kathryn Kappennan Mauk was born November 12, 
1934. She was born ten years and three days after 
her oldest sister - Lois Jean. Her mother was around 
thirty -seven years old at the time of her birth and did- 
n't quite consider her a blessed event - though she was 
to comment later that she dreaded her the most, only 
to enjoy her very much once she was born. 

This feeling, however, was not shared by her oldest 
sister who considered my mother a real trouble and tried 
her best to ignore her. This feeling was not shared 
by the sister in the middle - Shirley Ann - who carried 
her around and acted as a sort of second mother - doing 
her best to spoil my mother. 

Her activities during the first years that she can 
remember included going to the mill with Ernie (her 
father). This is the process which the shelled corn 
or oats, or both, goes through at a place called a mill 
where the grain is made into ground meal to feed the 
livestock. (My grandfather was still making tin is trip 
when I was a young girl and my cousins and I rode along 
many ti mes , ) 

The other activity she remembers most is one that 
is still going on in our family - going to the county 
fair. My grandfather was a great competitor and the 



tradit!ion of exhibiting homegrown - homemade things has 
been passed on from my grandfather to my mother and to 
mysisterandrfie. 

My mother attended a country school which would 
today be considered close by. Way back then, however, 
when she either walked, rode her bicytle, or rode with 
the milkman (the man who picked up the cans of milk from 
my grandfather - not the kind who drops it off), depend- 
ing on the weather - it seemed like a long distance. 
She attended this school for seven years during which 
for several years her teacher was her sister Shirley 
who had gone into teaching when there was a shortage. 
(She only taught for those few years.) 

My mother spent grades 8 t'lrough 12 at Winnebago. 
While in high school she belonged to the Future 
Homemakers of America (FHA) and Chorus. 

The summer my mother was sixteen, she worked as a 
telephone operator for the Telephone Company that was in 
Winnebago. That winter she worked at Block and Kuhl 
(later Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company). The next summer 
she worked as a secretary for Vandenburg Plumbing Supply. 

My mother was a member of the Class of 1952 of 
Winnebago High School. The next fall she was a freshman 
at Carthage College, Carthage, Illinois. She decided to 
go there because this is where her high school Home Ec- 
onomics teacher had gone to school. 

Starting out as a Home Economics major, my mother 
was soon discouraged by Chemistry - she had had none in 
High School so she was forced to withdraw in the first 



week, and quickly changed her major to Business. 

At semester, she transferred to the University of 
Dubuque, in Iowa, because she was very homesick. 

When school was out in the spring, she went to work 
at J. L. Clark in the shop. She then decided not to 
go back to school -- feeling that she was not cut out 
for it. She then took a position in the office. 

My father "and mother met when she was a Senior in 
high school, on a blind date. The only reason he got 
to be my father was his persistence. My mother decided, 
after she had been away to school for awhile, that she 
didn't want to see him again. Easter Break ro'liled 
around and dad called to ask when she would be home. 
Everyone was told to tell him they didn't know except 
my grandfathfer, who happened to answer the phone -- and 
let the cat out of the bag. He called my mother when 
she got home and asked her for a date -- she accepted 
and things were never the same. 

Being the daughter of a farmer, there is only one 
outstanding thing to note -- the family never went any 
place. In fact, my grandfather did not even attend my 
mother's high school graduation. They got electricity 
in 1940 and television in 195^. 



THE KAPPENMANS 



KAPPENMANS - My grandfather's father was born in Germany 
in 1871. his name was Frederick. His brother Adolf had 
sailed for America in 1870 to avoid serving in the war 
between Germany and France over the provinces of Alsace 
and Lorraine. Frederick's uncles John, Jacob, and Charles 
Kappenman came to America in September, 1858. Charles 
settled in Evansville, Indiana, Jacob in Leaf River, Il- 
linois, and John in Dolton, South Dakota. Jacob and 
John kept in touch, but Charles's family was never heard from 
until my grandfather's cousin Mil ford's son was listed 
among the casualties of the Korean War and the family 
wrote to see if they could possibly be any relation. 
These three had a brother Marcus (Frederick's father) 
who stayed in Germany. Marcus lived in Hunseller, 
which was a small country of united Germany. They 
(the husband and wife) were butchers and took meat 
up to the castle in Hunseller. 

Frederick came to the United States in 1885. He 
came-''to Leaf River where he worked for an Irish family. 
They made him sleep in the barn. He earnsd room and 
board during the winter and this, plus $7.50 in the 
summer . 

My grandfather's aunt, Katherine, had two sons who 
served in Hitler's army in the Secret Service troops, 
in Norway. One of the boys was captured by the Allies 



and was held prisoner by them for five years after the 
war was over. When Frederick died in 1941, after money 
could no longer be sent to Germany, he requested that 
money be sent after the war was over. My grandpa's 
cousin, Freddie was in touch with them. Many times 
things were sent to them, including wedding presents 
when one of the children was married. 

BORGMANS - My grandpa's mothers father was a sailor. 
He started sailing at age 14 and quit at 24. He worked 
on a passenger liner. He was a full member of the crew 
at age 24. It was at this time that he was 'shi pwrecked 
at the horn down in South America. All of the 365 
passengers drowned, only six of the crew survived. They 
waited for six days before help came. They were finally 
rescued by another passenger liner which took them to 
New York. There he recovered and vowed to never sail 
again. He then settled in German Valley, Illinois. 
There he bought his first forty acres for fifty cents 
an acre. He married Emma Brunes'.who was alredy settled 
in this area. 



My grandfather's people were ail from Germany. 



THE SAMPLES 
SAMPLES - My grandmother's great - grandfather came from 
Scotland (his name is not known) and settled in Connect- 
icut. Ih^re he had a flax mi]]. He lost his investment, 
then came to Illinois. 

My grandmother's grandfather, John Samnle , lived 
on a farm west of Walnut, Illinois on Route 92. He 
had nine children. His wife's people were from. Virginia. 
John Sample's cousin George went to Oalifornia, but was 
not heard from after the earthquake in San Francisco. 

My grandmother's father, Robert Sample, was born 
in 1861, and died in 1911. 

WHITE S - Jane Elizabeth MnMurtrie - grandmother's grand- 
mother, was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. There 
was a great disagreement over the Civil War between 
Jane's sinters Katie and Kramer. (My mother thinks 
we ended up as Rebel sympathizers.) Jane died in 1911. 
Grandmother's grandfather, William White's people 
came from Northern Ireland. They were Scots - Irish. 
His cousin in Dixon sold him his farm of 80 acres. 
He, Wtlliam White, had four children, Elanor, Will, 
Carrie, and Anna. Elanor died at age 19. 

Anna V/hite married Robert Sample June P^, 1S94. 
They lived with Anna's mother on the 80 acre farm. 



In 1911 the mother died and within a few months po did 
Robert Sample. The farm was worth $12,000, and each 
child was given one-third. Anna V/hite decided to 
stay on the farm, so she had to pay off her sister and 
brother. Will was out in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada 
where he was homesteading. Every time Anna got a five 
or ten dollar bill, she would buy a money order to 
send to Will to pay off the debt. 

Anna's cousin John served in the Civil War(North) , 
He took the Ivory from the keys of a piano that was 
smashed in the South. He walked from Atlanta to Wash- 
ington D. C. Where he was discharged, and the Ivory was 
stolen, and then to Ohio where he lived. (My great-aunt 
feels that the piano was smashed when he came upon it.) 
Cousin John stayed with Anna when he vras ill and left 
his property to her for taking care of him. This left 
her pretty v/el] off for the first time. 

Anna White was stricken with noljo when she was 
seven years old. She was strapped to a board as this 
was still the method of treating nolio. She recovered 
enough to walk with a cane and a crutch. SVie fell when 
she was an older woman, though, and was confined to a 
wheelchair. 




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BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Ethel Mc Ginnis, Dolt on, South Dakota 
Ernest Kappenman, Winnebago, Illinois 
Freddie Kappenman, Byron, Illinois 
Bessie Kent, Harmon, Illinois 
Jean De Gutis, Rockford, Illinois 
Shirley Jiihlin, Roclcford, Illinois 
Helene Katik, Rockford, Illinois 
David llaulc, Rockford, Illinois 
Kay Ilauk, Pecatonica, Illinois 
Lewis Maiik, Pecatonica, Illinois 



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I, FAHI LY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's sida) 



Name Henry Mainyillfi 

If dead, data or death ^qk? 



Place of blri:h Ogd ensburg. New Y;qy \ 

Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 12 



Current Residence 
Data of Birth 



1878 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 
' 5 t Baker 



2nd Coach 

3rd 

'<th 



Dates 
Dat«s_ 
Oatss^ 
Dat33 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIOENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



2nd 



3rd_ 
Ath 



Dates 

__Dates 

Dates 



Ra I i g i on Catholic 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fratarnltlas, ate. 

Republican Party 



Place of Marriage to your grandmothar 



Qgdensburg. WewYnrl^ 



date 



191^ 



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



B. Grandmother (your father's sIda) 

Name Bl^nnh.. T>>r.h^ 

if dead, data or death Mav IQ68 



Current Residence 



Place of bl rth 



Qgdensburg. New Yrn-k 



Date of birth i8q4 



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



vocational 



col lege 



Occupatlon(s) 
I s t Housewife 

2nd 

3rd 

kth 



_D3tas_ 
Dates_ 
Dat35_ 
Datas 



1st 

2nd_ 
3rd_ 
^♦th 



PUCE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Datas 



R3I iglon 



Cathbiic 



' Political party, cIvM or soda! clubs, sororltlas, etc. Very active in card and 



nV^,,-.^V. o1,,Ko 



Mace of marriage to your grzindf^tha r pgensbu rg. New Y^ DAr ^ 19 A 

note* !f w,^,.- i-^.. ■ - rr 



"'•■ ^^nal'^ratHP.HhrhaW^d^'^tin ml%%'. stepmother or anoth 



er ralative give 



3. 



Grondfather (your mother's side) 

Narne Albert Hyde Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death szpy /■*-. /96o 



Place of birth Bangor, New York 

Education (number of years) : 
grade school high school 



_ Date of bl rth March k, 1 
vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

Ist Mail carrier 

2nd 

3rd 

'♦th 



Dates 



Dates 



l3t_ 

2nd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 



3rd 



Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



^Ith 



Dates 



Re I i g i on Methodist 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother Ft. Covington, New York date July 29, 191^} . 

Note: If your mother was raised by a aLti[J f Jlll* r Ui dllUllie r IdldL l ve (lU dt) e l8^ 1^ 

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



Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name T,p-iR .gnprp- 

If deao, date of death 



Current Residence Malone, New York 



Place of birth Ft. Covington, New York 
Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



^Date of birth March 31 , 189^ 

vocational col lege 1 year 



Occupat ion(s) 

'^^ Hnnnfvrifft 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



_Dat«s_ 

Dates 



_2nd_ 

3rd 



Dates_ 
Dates 



Religion Methodist 

Political party, cTvl 1 or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r pt; Covihgtori, New York d ate July '^, 191^^" 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r*»?»fi»/- (to zz~ -5,^ 
wn ints Dacx or this page (0-2) 



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CMiljiDHhH or A G a vor A~) or a-'.} ^ ycur r^^th^r's nan^* should appear below 

Place o^ b,rth_Qg^^.,^„^g.^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_ jai-g August 7. iqi6 

Number of years cr --^-^^^o]T^irj;^ZI^^S. OscupisTor^ Teacher-Coach 

Resioenca_£cjjj3Wu£g^^jEg^ij^a««____„ ''3ri ts^ bcJtu3 Married " 

Number or cfiflcfran ^^_li^ " 

P 1 a ce of bl rth"" " ~ ~ ~~~ ^2 i 

Number of yaar3"'^T"Tchoorrn^ '"''~"'^"''"^' 0£"cu.-)ati6il' —— 

Rasldanc e _M arTfc"(3i :^t¥tu3 —————— 

Number of chf id ren ' ' 



3. t'^arr/S: 

Place of birth " "" ' " " jjgt^ 

Number of years of' schco ! jn g ~~— . ^^^^---.j--. 

Raildenca "" ka^ital SM^ua " 

Huntser of chl FdrJn =— — — 



^. Name 

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Number of yeara^oi"' schooKng "' GccuoaFrSrT 

Res I dance ____^NaFTi^i 5tatU3_ " 

Number of ch N dran — — — 



5. Name 

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R23 1 dance ?T^"f I Sag Status ' 

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5. Nam* 

Piaca or birth •— .-^ ^ ^^^ 

Numbar of years or sehooi jng '"' '' "" "~^ '°~ ^ gge'-jpaVion' 

Rgsldanc e ' "" f^arJSai Status " 

Numbs r of chl Idrsn ' 



h Name 

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Res 1 dgnca Harita! ^tgty^ ' " 

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PlacTof birth ' ' "" ' d ata 

Nun*ar of years of schooling Cfccupatibrt 

Residenc e J^arltiSi Status " 

Numbar of chl Jdrsn "~~ 



Name 

Placa of birth daje 

Number of years oi schoonng OccupaFfofT 

Residenc e '"" M^r/taJ Status 

Humbar of ch i id ran — — — — 



0. Narre 

Place or birth ■ .- ■ ^^^^ 

Resld'n^ct ^*''" °' aci^oo) {ng__ _"^ Ucc^J9aI757 
Nu.-nber of >:f 'l ) PJ .' ^ y- . , ,. .. ^ -^ '^ » i^ ^ ' o;^nu3__^^ ^ 



Hil-OHtN o, i. and (or (,- 1 . D-l)-your .other's n.nu. sho.ld opp.-.r below 



j.'l'"" --■■Dojqothy Hjrde . ^ 

,, ■',' " " , " ' "' North Bangor. Mow Yn^v 



^ ' ' ' ' ' ■' October Q, IQ^f^ 



''' "• ' '''■'" '■ Edinburg. Texas 

" '"■' "' 't^^^'irnn 4 (3 boys-l gjrlT 

"■""• . -Polly I. Hyd e 

'''■'"■ '^^^^'^'' North Bangor, New York 

N.;inl,.r ,,( y.itS ol Schoolln 

«t'.'. i iJrnce 

Number of ch i Idren TT" 



-T- O^c.upjtion Teacher 

nari ta I Status mArried 



-^ tidto August 10. IQIQ 

g 4 yp^r<^ rnllpyo Occupation T^p^.T^tT" 
^ _ MarrtaT Status Married 



N.ifiK 
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'"" Loj^s Joan Hvdf 

cjcc (;f br rth m^itH-Vi 



Kj u , North Bangor. N ew York 

Nu,nb.r of years ol schooling ' 4 vrs c^Tl^ 

"^"^ ' ''encc Ma lone. New York 

Number of ch i Idren g ^„y\, ' ~- 



date February 26. 1Q2$ 
ccupatiOn Teacher 



Nrir™- 

P 1 ■!(.'• of birth 

NumbfM <;r years of schooling 

f<«.". i dence 

Number of ch ! Idren 



P I cicc of' birth 

Number of years of school ing 

«esi dence 

Nui.i()er of ch i Idren 



6. NrlftK- 

Pioc^~7l 



i rth 

Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 
Number of chi fdren ' 



7. Natiie 

P lace of b i rth 



Number of years of school Ing 

Ke'j i dence 

Number of chi Idran ~ 



J. HdiTve 

P I ace of birth 



Number of years of' schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of chi Idren ~ 



'. Name 

P lace of bi rth 



Number of years or schooling 

Res 1 dence 

Number of chi Idren '■ ' 



0. Name 

Place of" birth" 



Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

^^^t)er of children 



Marital Status Married 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



Marital S'tatus 



^ date 

ccupat Ion 



Marital Status 



date__ 

OccupatlOh 



date 



__ Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



date 



^ OccupatlOrt 
Marital Status 



date 



ccupat ion 



Marital Status 



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Your Father 



Nafr>e Arnnlri Hpr^rv Mavi 1 1 p 
If dead, date ot death 



Place of birth 
Education (number or yaars) 
grade school 



(l&ri.f'nrilnirg. N'^'w yaj:]?. 



Currant Rsaldanco Edinburp;. Texas 



_0.3£e of btrthAu gust 7. 191 6 



high school 



vocational 



col lege 4 



yr^i 



Occupation(s) 

^^^ Tflan-har/fTaairh 
2nd 



3rd 



_Dates 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



ftth 

Rel Igion 



Dates 



2nd_ 

3rd_ 
iith 



PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving hor«) 



Dates 
Dcites 
Dates 



Dates 



Pfi-t-Viol-; r. 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, f raterni Has , ate. 



Place of marriage to your moth^rgni on citv: New Jersey' • ■' '' ' ^ '^^- August^l 1Q4i 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stspfaiher or anothar r'aJativa give that dala on the oack 
of this page. (E-2) 



Your Mother 



Name Dorothy NMI Hyde 
I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth North Bangor, New York 
Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupat ion(s) 
1st Teacher 



Currant Rsaldenca Ed inburp;, Texas 

_ Date of bl rth October 9, 1916 

vocational college k yrs. 



2n d Housewife 
3rd 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dat35 


J ''J 



PLACS OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
DatiS 



Re 1 i g I on Methodist 

Political party, civM or social clubs, sororitiea, ctc« 



Mace of marriage to your fath'^r Union' City, New" "Jers ey d ate August 31 , 194l" 

NOTE: If you wer« raised fay a staprroShsr or anos-'ser rsTaTi va glv5 that data on tha back of 
this page (F-2). 



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CHILOREM of E and F (or £-2, F-2) - yoijr narne should sppear balow 

Name John Henry Mavllle 



Place of birth utica. New York '-'ate o." b i rth_jui^r_6^,^_l_2it2_ 



Number of years of schooling 4 yrs . un dergraduate "5 law Occup::'- ' 6n Lawyer 

Residence 627 W. 9th Belvidere. 111 , . _. '^aritBl Status M arried 

Number of children 2~(l boy, 1 gi rl) 

Name Minhapl Ar-nnld Mavi 11 e 



Place of birth nt.-i pa New York i-'^^^ of b i rth__Qgj.,n|^p^ pQ^ ^cjlj-^ 

Number of years of schooling j, y:c_ a.., ..qQiU ege , ^ - ^'^'^'-'^''^ ' ^'^ rr)mmpT^o-i ai flT-t-.i .g-H. 

Reb i dence poAV-FpT-ri, Tllinnis _2__^i^rital Status__gjjQg2je _ 

Number of ch I I dren p 



Name R-j f^bard, pvde Maville ^ . . • .^ 

Place of birth utica. New York P^te of b i rth^Qpooynhpr 19, 19^^ 

Number of years of 3ShooHng ^ yrs college Occupa 1 1 on_ jnvpc)t,-j g^tnr 

Res i dence y=, Lvnne Ln. Belvidere. 111. i^arltal Status Ma.C£ied 

Number of chlJdren 2 (1 bov 1 girl) 

NanDe Merry Lee Maville Hayden , . , „,„ 

Place of birth Streator. 111. ^^^ "^ ^ ' '' ^ '"^-JhJ. Y :^1 . 19^9 

Number of years of schooling 4 hrs High school lyy ,^ coll. Occupa £ 1 0n__g^CEgiaj3;; 

Residence Fontana, Wisconsin Haritas Status Married 

Number of chi Idren ~~ 



Name 



Place of birth '->^te of birth_^ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Harital Status 

Number of childrert 



Name 

Place of birth -'ate of birth_ 

Number of years of schcoi ing , . ' Occupa tion_ 

Residence l^antai Statci5__ 

Number of ch i Idren ______ 



Name 



Place of' birth Oata of birth 

Number of years of school ing Occupation — 

Residence _Harita1 Status 

Number of ch 1 Idren 



Name 



Place of birth g-^te of b;rth_ 

Number of years of schooling " Occupation 

Res i dence . Harltal Status 

Number of ch i Idrert I_L___ 



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GENEALOGY CHART 



LChard Hyde Maville 



n December 19, 19^^ 
ried April 1, 1967 
d 



Arnold Mavill,e 



Father 

B August 7, 1916 
M August 31, 19^1 
D 



Dorothy NMI Hyde 



Mother 

B October 9, 191 6 

M August 31 , 19^1 
D 



Grandfather 

B 1878 - rtoy 1 

M 191^ 

D 19^7 - March if 



Henry. Maaille 



Blanche_.Derby 
Grandmo t h e r 



B 189 V July 17 
D May 1968 



Alhpy-t- T.yman Hvr!? 



John Mainville 


1 Great qrandfather 



B l847 

M 

D 1924 

_Caroline....Scott _.., 

Great grandmotlier 

B1844 
DI902 

Edward Derby 

& July 12, 1865 

M 1883 ; 

D December 19, 1948 [' 



Grandfather 
B March 4, 1883 
MJuly 29, 1914 
D September l4, 196O 



Mary Walker . , , " 

B 

D 1935 

William T.ealj,e }\yA(^. 

B April 29, 1850 
M May 12, 1874 
D May 24, 1925 



Electa W. Bamum 

B September 1 , 1 853 
D November 16, 1920 

Eugene Sperry 



B September 17, I871 



T,nif^ T,. Sperry 



Grandmother 

B March 31 , l894 
D 



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D July 8, 1949 

Polly S. 



B June 4, 1874 

D December 27, 1942 



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1. HYDE, Albert Lyman 

2. HYDE, Lois Sperry (Mrs. Albert) 

3. MARTIN, George 

k. MAVILLE, Dorothy Hyde 

5. f'lAVILLE, Arnold H. 

6. TOWLS, William Mason 

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History of the Hyde Log Cabin 

Built 1785 — Restored 19S6 

rhis ancient structure, built by Jedediah Hyde, 
, in 1783, is considered the oldest log cabin in 
: United States still standing in its original con- 
ion. 

several years ago it was acquired by the Ver- 
nt Historical Society and moved from another 
rt of the Island to its present site. Public funds 
re raised at that time to restore and move it and 
ne repairs were made. In 1952, because the 
:iety was not able to put the cabin in shape, it 
s turned over to the Vermont Historic Sites 
mmission which is responsible for the state's 
icial sites.* 

Since that time the Commission has completely 
tored the cabin, saving as much of the original 
ucture as possible. A new roof was added for 
jtection, and there was rebuilt of local field stone 
; original fireplace, as near as possible to the way 
(vas in 1783. We also built public facilities here, 
Dvided water, graded the grounds and added a 
1 fence. In 1956 the Cabin was formally dedi- 
ted by a public ceremony, and by a lease agree- 
;nt it was turned over to th& newly formed Grand 
e County Historical Society. This group is now 
ing the cabin as a meeting place, museum and 
;al information center and the responsibility for 
s furnishings belong to them. The cabin is 
med by the State of Vermont and maintained 
' the Vermont Historic Sites Commission. 

)lheT sitf! owned by the Commission are the Huhbardton Battle- 
d, !he Bennington Battle Monument, the Calvin Coolidge Home- 
ad and the Wilder House in Plymouth, the Chester A. Arthur 
ime, and the Daniel Webster Memorial Acre. 



History of Captain Jedediah Hyde, Jr. 

Jedediah Hyde, Jr., was born in Norwich, Con- 
necticut in 1761, the son of Captain Jedediah 
Hyde, who later became the prominent and hon- 
oured resident of Hyde Park, and for whom that 
town is named. Young Hyde was in school when 
came the stirring news of Lexington and Concord. 
The boy of 14 was thrilled and he enlisted (not an 
unusual age in the Revolution) in Captain \Vm. 
Coit's Connecticut Grenadiers, in which his father 
also fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. He served 
in various capacities through the war. One of his 
assignments was in Capt. Rufus Putnam's Corps 
of Engineers and was doubtless where he learned 
something about surveying, for at Bennington, 
from among the spoils of war, he was given a sur- 
veyor's compass and a theodolite which he would 
use later in surveying Grand Isle and other parts of 
Vermont. 

In the summer of 1783 he and his father came 
to Grand Isle as surveyors of this Island. Four 
years earlier Ira and Ethan Allen had modestly 
named the Island "The Two Heroes," and with 
Governor Thomas Chittenden, they parcelled out 
grants to the Green Mountain Boys. Most of the 
grantees sold their rights and Captain Hyde pur- 
chased several in the part that would later be 
called Grand Isle. The deeds are in the South Hero 
town clerk's office and were recorded June 12th, 
1783. On this property of his father's on Road 1, 
district 4, Jedediah, Jr., built a house (this cabin) 
and it has been a home of various members of the 
Hyde family for nearly 150 years. 

In the cabin today are maps of the original 
grants and marked in red ink are the original sites 
of the Log Cabin on Road 1, district 4, and of later 
built Hyde houses on Hyde Point Road. 

The Vermont Historic Sites Commission 

MONTPELIFR, Vt. 

Vrest Orton, Chairman Perry H. Merrill, Executive Sec'y 

Graham S. Newell Burton F. Smith 

Clifton R. Misrelly Richard G. Wood, Ex-Officio 



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HrsToiirc Hvde Log Cablx 

Euilt 17J3 _ Restored JOo'i 

Gr:.\.ND Is(.E, Vl-r.mo.nt 

buiU by Jedediah Hvde Tr in itc-^ •.■ 

oldest lo.:; cabin in the United St^Vo '.rif ^^^i^'^'ed the 

ori,i,'inal condition It is nou a mn L •'^t'l'/tandm.i; in its 

sion of the Historic S,tercon,n"ls^'or '''"' '" '"^ P^^-'^^^" 

POST CARD 



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FAMILY OF HYDE 

ARMS: Azure, a chevron between three lozenges or. 

CREST: An eagle with wings endorsed sable, beaked and membered or. 

MOTTO: Eeus nobis haec fecit. (God Does Things thru Us) 

AUTHORITY: Burke's "General Armory", ^8kk edition. 

Tinctures as shown by description; 

The shield is of blue. 

The chevron is gold. 

The three lozenges are of gold. 

The eagle is of black, beak and legs of gold. 

The mantle and wreath are of blue and gold. 



NOTES: The family descends from Robert Hyde, of Hyde Knight in the Coiinty of 
Chester, living in the reign of Henry 111. Norbury in Cheshire, also belonged 
to Sir Robert. Branches of the family settled at Denton and Urmeston, in 
Lancashire; Westhatch in Wilkshire; and at Castle Hyde in Cork, Ireland. Great 
Hadden in Hertfordshire, belonged to the family, and a line of this branch 
settled in Shropshire. The Hydes, Earls of Clarenden, and the Hydes, Earls of 
Rochester, were of this sbock. The name originated by reason of ownership of the 
estate of Hyde, which surname was originally written "de Hyde". 



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Genealogy of William Hyde of Norwich, prepared 
by Rueben H. Walworth LLD., about 1856 

The first William Hyde of Norwich, was contemperary of Sir Robert Hyde and of the Earl 
of Clarendon; but was of humbler origin. No record as to what part of England he came 
from, to what family he belonged, or where he first landed in this country, of the 
precise time of his arrival here. He probably came over in 1635 with Thomas Hooker, 
the first Minister of Hartford, sojourned a short time in Newton, Mass., and removed 
him to Hartford in 16^. The time of his removal to Saybrook is not ascertained, but 
he owned lands in Hartford as late as 1639^ He probably went to Saybrook soon after 
that, and his daughter was married there early in I652. 

No information concerning his wife, or when she died is obtainable. From the age of 
his son when he died (^0) he must have been bom in 1636. His mother, of course, was 
living at that time and must have died in Hartford or Saybrook before the removal of 
her husband to Norwich, as no account of her death is listed in Norwich records. The 
daughter was either borssL in England or was married very yoiong; the date of her birth 
or her age at her death in 1703» have not been ascertained. 

The name William Hyde first appears at Hartford, Conn, in 1636. His name is on the 
monument in the old cemetary as one of the original settlers; and he had lands assigned 
to him there. 

Record in Hartford State House 

Eneas Evanice Allawanhood Jackenis sold in 1639? land at Norwich, Conn, nine miles 
square to thirty-five original settlers, William Hyde being one of the thirty-five. 

Norwich was settled in 1660. Among the thirty-five proprietors of the town were 
Rev. James Pitch, the first minister of that place, William Hyde, his son Samuel, and 
son-in-law John Post and others whose descendants were among the early settlers of 
Hyde Park . 

Samuel Hyde, bom at Hartford, Conn, about l637» the only son of the first William 

Hyde of Norwich , was a farmer and had lands assigned to him at Norwich West Farms. 

He married Jane Lee of East Saybrook in June, 1659. She was the dai.ghter of Thomas Lee 

who came from England in l64l with his wife, Phoebe Brown, and three children. He, 

Thomas Lee* died on the passage. His widow and the three children came to Saybrook. 

His son tha first Thomas Lee of Lynne, was a brother of Jane. He came to Norwich in 166O 

and his eldest daughter Elizabeth, bom in August 1660, was the first white child 

bom in Norwich. 



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I luive been for some time carlecling materials for a genralogical lii.^tory of the desceiidaiits of tlio first William 
TTydk of Xorwicli, who caine to Hartfoiil aliont \C^M^, went from tliero to Saybrook, aaJ was one of the tliirtv-Kve 
proprietors of Norwicli in liJGO, and Jieu tlieri^ in IGSl. 

Samuel liis son, born at Hartford aliout 1G37, inanieJ in IT.'jO Jan.' Lee of Lyme, and died ;tt Norwich West 
Farms, now Franklin, in 1G77. He left tivo sons and two dar.ghicrs: Samuel the 2d, John, William, Thoniiis, Jabez, 
Eli^,abeth, rhcl)0 and Sarah ; all of whom niarriod and iiad f.mille.:. Elizabeth married Richard Lord of Lvme ; 
Pliobe, ilathevv Griswold of the same place; and Sarah, Joshua Abel of Norwich. From these five sons of Samuel 
the first, most of the ilydes in the United States are descended. 

I wish to obtain the times and. places of the birtii, marriage, and death of each of their descendants, in the female 
as well as in the male line; with the christian and farail}- name and tlie residence, and other particidars, of the person 
he or she married; and the placei where those descendants who are dead resided; and the present residence of each 
descendant who is living. W here any have been professional men or have held important public ofKces, or been 
otherwise distinguished, I wish to obtain those particidars also; so as to make the genealogical history as interesting 
as possible to their numerous relatives. 

To enable me to connect th^ different branches of the family, I wisli each persoft who receives this, to state the 
3©aea*^3f- -!:is- jvarent and grand patent nf t.lie Hyde descejidaats, and who such parent and 



grand parent married \ and when 



and where, if possible. But tiiose who have heretofore sent me all those particu' 



lars, I do not wish to state them'igain. 

I want all the particulars 06 every family, so as to be able to make up the genealogical record something in the 
following form :'■',' I 



,^ "No. 3G. 

The Rev. Jedediah Hyde, (36) born at Norwich, 1712, the fourth son of William Hyde the second, (G) 

was a Baptist clergyman, ordained in 1746. He always resided at Norwich, where lie died Gth September, 17G1. 
He married, 17th July 1733, Jerusha Perkins of Norwich, born 1st September, 1711, and died at Norwich 1st 

February, 1741. 1 

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Their children were — j 

171. Jedediah, born 24th August, 1738, at Norwick. 

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MAI3WILLE TO MAVILLE 

It will be observed in the Genealogy Chart that the name Mainville is used in one 
generation, John Mainville, and the next generation has it spelled Maville, Henry 
Maville. It appears that the reason for this difference in spelling is Henry 
Maville, my grandfather, was a baker by trade and at one time in his profession he 
purchased a new delivery truck for his bakery goods. The sign painting man who 
was going to put the name on the side of the new truck found that there was not 
enough room to paint the name "Mainville" in the size lettering that my grand- 
father wanted. To solve this problem, the painter simply shortened the name to 
"Maville" to fit the allowed space. My grandfather liked the name as such and we 
have kept it that way since that time. 



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THE MAVILLE FAMILY 

Not much is known about my paternal side of the family. My grandfather, Henry Maville, 
lived in Ogdensgurg, New York all of his life and ran a bakery there during his 
working years. When he wasn't baking he was coaching local boys in various 
sporting activities. He enjoyed sports and spent much of his time in playing and 
coaching football and baseball. 

When he married Blanche Derby she was l6 years younger than he. They had only one 
child, my father, Arnold Maville. My grandfather died in 19^7 and my grandmother 
remarried several years later. He^second husband died after only three or four years 
of marriage and she never remarried again. 

My father, Arnold Maville grew up in Ogdensburg, New York, and like his father took 
an avid interest in various sports. After completing high school he enrolled in 
Clarkson Tech. College. While attending this school he met and married my mother 
Dorothy, and together they produced three sons, while continuing their education. 
Upon completion of college he took his family and moved west. We settled in 
Streator, Illinois where their only daughter Merry Lee was bom. My father contracted 
polio there in 1951 which set the family back economically and physically for 
several years. 

When dad was able to return to an almost normal life, he chose to teach and coach. 
By this time my mother had her certificate to teach also so they taught together 
in several different high schools in Illinois for the next 15 to 1 8 years. My folks 
retired from teaching in 1970 and purchased a motel in Edinburg, Texas. They 
operated the motel for only three years, sold out and retired and have continued to 
reside in Edinburg. 



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l-CflRPE_^^m£rEWUS Fusitt 




Man u i 



FAMILY OP MAVILLE 



i960 



The family crest on the foregoing page was drawn by Michael A. Maville, middle son in 
the family, while still in high school, at the age of 15. The crest represents the 
family and their interests at that time in their lives. 

The top right of the crest represents Dorothy Hyde Maville, the mother of the family. 
It is an open book to show her interest in books and her desire for knowledge. 

The middle right represents Michael Maville, the middle son. in the family. It shows 
crossed drawing pens. He was very interested in art and now he earns his living as 
Art Director for a firm in Rockford, Illinois. 

The lower right portion of the crest represents the only daughter in the family and 
the youngest child in the family. Merry Lee Maville, who was only 4 years old at the' 
time of the drawing. 

The lower left section represents Richard Hyde Maville, the youngest son in the family 
and the editor of this family history paper. The rifle and ball demonstrates my 
interests in guns and hunting, and my activity in sports. I am now employed by the 
State's Attorney's office in Boone County, Illinois as a Special Investigator. 

The left center section represents the oldest son in the family, John Henry Maville. 
It is a drawing of a T-Square, showing his course of study at that time, while at the 
University of Illinois. He was studying architecture but his interests turned to 
law. After graduating from law school, he became the State's Attorney for Boone 
County, Illinois at the age of 26 years. 

The top left section of the erest is a drawing of a football between two goal posts, 
representing the father of the family, Arnold Henry Maville. He was a teacher/coach 
in high school for approximately 16 years and his greatest interest in sports pertained 
to football. 



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MEDEARISV MICHAEL ELDON, 1955- 



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FAMILY HISTORY 

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

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FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Eldon JjgteKNedearii 
If dead, date of death ' 



Name Eldon JjgteKNedearis Senior Current Residence Pearson, Florida 



Place of bl rth Peking. IL Date of Birth September 24, 1903 

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



Occupatlon(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Drove coal truck Dates 2nd ^Dates 

3rd Electrician Dates -1969 3rd D ates 

^th Dates 4th Dates 



Re 11 g I on Lutheran 



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



Place of Marriage to your grandmothe r Rpckford.IL ^ ^^^ June 25, "193 

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 Floris Eliza Boss fedearis Current Residence Pearson, Florida 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth P.ockford. IL Date of blrtl ^iarch 14. 1913 

Education (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school 3 vocational col lege 

Occupation(s) PIJ^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Mother and Housewife Dates 1st D ates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3r d D ates 

'tth Dates 4th Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on Lutheran 



« Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc, Democrat 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r , -^^^y^^^^ .. j^ DAT g June 25. 1930^ 

^°^^'- iU%M«Sf!*fh»"8aM'if*^till? WiVS); stepmother or another relative give 



A- I '^lepqranJfathcr (your fother's tide) 



N in«" 

1 1 ilrnd. il.iir of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bl rih 



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



Dete of 6lrth_ 
vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

Kt 

2nH 

3rd 



Dates 
Oates_ 
Oates_ 
Dates 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



2nd 



3rd_ 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



Rcl iqlon 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc._ 
IHace of marriage to your grandmothtr 



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A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Narr? 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Current Residence^ 
Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
jrade school high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

isi 

2nd 

ird 



Dates 



Dates 



lst_ 
2nd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



3rd 



Dates 



f(el igion 



fl 



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



Place of rnarriage to your grandfather 



Date 



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Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Everett Chapman Current Residence Indianolia'; Iowa 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Lucas County Date of birth December 31, 1912 

Education (number o^ years): _„_._««_______________ 

grade school p high school '^^ vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Ut Navy Dates 1930 1st San Diego D ates 1930-''932 

2nd Auto Salvager Dates 1935 2 n d Russell, lowg- Dates 1935 



3rd Factory Worker D ates 19^1 3 r d Rockford D ates ^9^^-1956 

^th Mechanic Dates 1956 Itt h Rockford Dates 1956-196° 

Re I 1 9 i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother Ar' ansas tJate July i i| , 1935 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SlBpfaiMir or inUlTier relative (co age 1 8) 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name j?:ilen Lav^na Terrell C urrent Residence Indianolia. Ipwa 



name v^^g^^ j^^VAUZ l\r 

If deao, date of death 



Place of birth Tipperary, Iowa D ate of birth Sept. 24, 1919 

Education (number of years) ——————— 

grade school 8 high school 2 vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Upholsterest Datas 1972- 2 nd ^Dates 

3rd D ates 3 r d D ates 

Re 1 1 g I on 

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



^lace of marriage to your grandfathe r .-Lrkariaas • d ate ^-^^y ^'^ t' ^V,-!? 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r»i»Mw. r*« -g^ ISJ 
y.'vc Liiai. daie on cne DacK Of this page (0-2) 



C- I Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 



Nome 

I f (li'.id, (lalo oF d«ath 



I'l.in- mI liiilh 

I iliK .il i mi (iiiiiiiIht of yr.j r ■. ) 
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OLtupnl lon(«; ) 
1st 

?nil 

3rd 



_Oates_ 
_Dates_ 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



Current Residence 



D.tle ol l)i I lit 



vocol ioniil 



col lci|r 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



2nd 



3rd_ 

i»th 



Re I i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



"3atT 



0-? Stc(»f|r.indmother (your mother's side) 



N.wne 

I f (Itrjd, il.jti- of death 



Current Residence 



PI. ICC of birlh 

Education (number of years) 



Date of birth 



grade school lii yh school 


vocational 




col lege 

OF RESIDENCE 
leaving home) 


* 

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Dates •■ 


Occupot ion(s) 

l-.t Dates 


1st 


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(after 


2nd Dates 


2nd 
3rd 

sororities, etc. 










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Dates j. 


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Place of marriage to your grandfather 








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CHIkPRtN of f\ & 9 (or A-i or B- U - your father's name should appear below 

Place of bTrth October 1. IQl? date Hockford. IL 

Number of year, of schooling ^ _ " Occupatlbrt ' P.rts Manager 

Residence wvfnvH Harl tal^lTatut Harried ' ' ' 

Number of children 2 ^^ ■ ■ 

2f™ Janet Klizabeth Lanning 

Place of birth Pnnkfnrd dat e Movember 23. 1931 

Number of years or scnoolin g ig Occupatlbrt Beauticlah 

Residence Rr^r^.r^rr] H arltarStltm Married 

Number of chl Idren -^ ^^ " ' 

Name . ^aTlv fpn Bucev 

Place of birth Rpckford dat e October 25, 193 ^ 

Number of year, of sc^lOOtlnfl 11 , "7 OcCMpat I Oh Beautician ' 

Res I dence Rpckford Warltal Statui Marriea ■ — 

Number of chl Jdrtn 4 " 

^^"* , Marge Lee Bloomguist 

P ' a ce of birth Rpckford dat e September ^, I936 

Number of years of scnooiing q ^ _ Occupat 1 6h Babysitter ^— 

Res I dence Rgckford W arlf I Status Married 

Number of chl Idren 3 ""^ 

Name Sue Charolette Thurow 

Place or birth ^nckford dat e January 1. 19^2 

Number of years or scnooiing y — - Occupatl<>h 'Beautician'^ 

Residence RnoVfn>.H narltal Status Married 

Number of chl Idren 3 —————— —^ 

Place or birth Rockford d at e August 1^. 19^ 

Number of years of schoollrt g 10 Occupatle'h Service KariaggT 

Residence R^^vf^^.-, HarltaT Statui Marrie.J — 

Number of children p 

Name 

Place of birt h "^ date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatidh ' — '■ — ■ ■ ■ 

'^•sldenc e HarUal ^kmtua ^'-^— — [ 

Number of chl Idren ■ ■ — ' 

Name 

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Number of chl Idre n ' 

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Number of years ot' schoolin g Occupation ■ ■ 

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IHILUREN <»l (. and (or (-1, D-l)-your mother's name should apptvir hel(w 



;^Qna GTa.ce Chapiaan i.edearis 



'■'■"•■ "• '"'"' res .Xoines . Iowa 
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MiiitJi>-i III f.iiZ (if sc hool uu| 
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Number nf ch i I dren 



d.iti- April 1. 1936 



_^__^__^ Occupatibn Beautician 
Marital Status Married 



date September 10, 19^8 



TTccupatlOn Housewife 



Marital Status Carried 



3. Hvo: 



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Number ol years of schooling 

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Number nf ch i 1 dren 



date 



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Number of years of schooling 

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date 



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date 



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date 
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Number of years of schooling 

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Huaittr of years of schooling 

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Num6«r of chl Idren 



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number of chi Idren 



date 



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date 



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Occupat I On 
Marital Status 



I 



Your Father 

Name . Eldon Medearis Current Residence Rockford, IL 

If dead, date of death — — — — — 



Place of birth Rockford, IL D ate of birth October 1. 1933 

Education (number of years} 
grade school p high school k vocational ^college i 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Marine Dates 1950-1970 Is t Everywhere D ates 

2n d Farts Manager D ates 1972-197^ 2n d Rockford D ates 

3rd Dates 3r d D ates 

ttth D ates < tth D ates 

Religion Lutheran "" 

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



Place of marriage to your mother UainiitRidp-e. Arkansas' ■' ■■■■■■■ d ata April 8. 1953 
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 Leona Grace Chapman Current Residence Rockford, IL 

If dead, date of death ' ————————— 

Place of birth Pes Moines . Iowa Date of birth April 1, 193^ 

Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school 3 vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
'st Housewife Dates 1953- 1st ^Dates_ 

2nd Beautician Dates 1968- 2n d D ates 

3rd Dates 3r d Dates 

•^^ ' ' 9 • o" Lutheran 

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



Place of marriage to your fathar ^^,^^,,1, R^^g^.. ArKanfia.V ■ , --^'^^ April 8. 1953 

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



E- 1 Sfpfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupatlon(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



'•th 



_Oates_ 
_Dates_ 

_Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



'♦th 



Date of birth 



vocational 



co) lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



_Dates_ 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



Rel Igion 


fraternities, etc. 














Place of marriage to your mother 




Date 



F-2 Stepmother 



Name 






Date of birth 
col lege 


If dead, date of death 
Place of hi rth 


— 




Education (number" oT years) 
grade school high school 


_ vocational 
1st 




OccupaC ioo(s) 

1st Dates 




PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 


2nd Dates 


2nd 
3rd 

sorori ties , 


etc. 


Dates 


3rd Dates 


Dates 


Re 1 i g I on 




foitticai parly, civil or social clubs, 






Place of marriage to your father 






date 



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

•^^"^ Tf^rrv Everett Medearis 

Place of birth Roekford Date of birth January 9, 195^ 

Number of years of schooling i -:; Occupation Maw 

Res i dence Roekford Marital Status Single 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name Michael Eldon Medearis 

Place of birth Lexington. KY Date of birth November 1, I955 

Number of years of schooling j-^ OccupatlOil Student 

Reb i dence Roekford Marital Status Single 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth _ . .. D ate of birth 

Number of years of School ing OccupatlOrt 

Res i dence Marital Status \ 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth Date of birth__^ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence ~" Marital Status " 

Number of chl Idren 



Nante^ 

Place of bi rtK Date of birth 

Number of years of school in g Occupation 

Reb i dence Marital Status '_ 

Number of chl Idrert 



Name 

Place of birth Bate of blrth__ 

Number of years of schooling Occupatiort 

Res i dence • Marital Status [ 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth Tate of birth 

Number of years of schooling OccupatlOh 

Residence " TTarltal StatuT 

Number of chi Idreh 

Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status ZZIZZ 

Number of chi Idrert 



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rujhLs.'to the Rocl< Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the; 
i^oclcford Public Library, Roclcford, Illinois 

Si gned "^KrivxA'^^VAu M^ 

Date _ismmlsJx^lS^I5 



.on Gle e Medearis Jr. 



arHed 5,0^1153 
led 



PirniGRFE CHART 



EJ-dgn-G. Me dearis Sr. 

Father 



Floris Medearis 



Mother 

B March 14, 1913 
D 



(j*. ^ rt^WwL0UUi>3 



Grandfather 



[\cuCk \fy\eAsu^.Jl^^ 



Great 3randfat igr 

B 

M 
D 

•5 x/wtX.<a_ 



Oauts 



Grandmother 

B 




Albert Edward Boss 



Grandfather 

B October 30, 1873 

M 

D May, 5, 19^5 






A nna Josephine Boss 
Grandnxither 



B July 24, 1879 
D May 8, 195^ 



Great Grandii* 



F.{ilkrsOa§s.,,. 



M.. ,,Ed na B oss 



John Danor Shaber 



B January 30, 1844 

M 

D May 7, 1904 



Anna Eliza Shaber 



B June 20, 1849 
D July 2, 1917 



GENEALOGY CHART 



ia Grace Medearis 



©^^-eteei^ 1, 193? 6 
ried April 8, 1953 
i 



Everett E. Chapman 



Father 

B Dec. 31, 1912 
M July 1^, 1935 
D 



Ellen Lavina Chapman 



Mother 

B Sept. 24, 1919 
M July 1^+, II 935 
D 



Milton Filmore^^^^t''*^ 
■ Great grandfather 



Grandfather 

B 1878 

M 

D 1950 



Isaac E. C HApman 



Grade Adella Chapman, 
Grandmother 



1883 
1973 



B 
M 
D 

Nancy May ^ , , 

Great grandmother 

B 
D 

JIathian .Piarftg. 

B 
M 
D 

Mary Emiline Fier ce ... 



Be Sriieo Connell Terrell 



Walter Winfield ptrrtilf M 



Grandfather 

B October 12, 1892 

M 

D 1950 



__Anna 

B 
D 



Jessig .Caviness 



. Iva Grace Terrell 

■■i« ■ — 



Grandmother 
D 



Laura Harper Caviness 



FORWARD 
Vifhils writing my report, I found out a lot of things I would 
have probably never have known. Most of my information was from 
my parents . My great grandmother Terrell was also much help ev©n 
at 80 years old she has a very sharp memorial, the information on 
both sets of grand parents came from them and a great aunt on my 
fathers side, Niost of the pictures have been given to us by 
family at different times. Although I have the names of my great 
grandparents I was unable to find any information on then. 
List of sources 
Eldon G. Medearis 
Leona G. Kedearis 
Everett E. Chapman 
Ellen L. Chapman 
Iva G. Terrell 
Alta Binginam 
Marine Gravlin 
Floris E. Medearis 



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L-;!'^!! was bor.. in F'-iV.lr.-, T!. r,r. t.n<9 'P''-*'h :,^ GerteTiber I9C3. 
His rather L. Z, J'.edear-s was ^ Ca;a>il.ari .-^itizeii. '.-'!';« .ve-?r his 
wife Laura wo'il'-' ;;e^ T-.regi.ar' L. 11. .c -Cd brlri; hlL, wife rioiiT- 
into the U, 3. , n^ostly t--^ Illl'.ols, ■ nave t:.-j ts.by. That way 
ali tin kios woun C'« ocr.. 1.3. oi'.ize;ib. Ai'ter they Wf)u7d i.ave 
thf? ba'oy th-^y v.x-i1i tjo bac/. jf to Canad-i '.o his far.'?;, L. Z. also 
rar\ a =jrainry in '.^'■'i Uf-.-sr, .-vli.crta, 

Li-ic. oterit ."lOst of ui s Lin.e or. t:.-. far;, anci around horses. 
'.•'ho.'the was ."boi^t six year; ol .i lis mother and f^'-..'irr ;;c t a iiv.->rce. 
His mother tried L.._. ta'.:e r^ldo-. wit,, her bat L. Z, wt^.-it a.nd pot hini 
bacc, Nur^h of his yi.irg^r lif-? he li\red with his old^r brrther, 
Chick ^r,d his wife in Car.ada. .4e sje.'it mos^. 'f r/1 5 young aialt 
15 '"p on a ranch, breai-.tn;^ horses. '.-.'hen iie was in h.' s 20' s Chuck 
and his wife j.o-.ed to i-or.kford, and Lldon folic) A?ei the.m jovvin. 
After ir^oving to Rockfcr-^ he ,^ot a job drivirij: a o.aa?, truck. 



FTC? IS ELIZA 3:Z3 

Floris Eliza Boss was borr .'arch 1^, \'?\'}. She was the 
youngest of five girls aH 2 i::>i.s. She wa: horn on the east 
side, by Teffersor! Street bridge r,ow. La' er :v..ved to the south 
end of town wer"? s.ie attended the put "lie scnools. VTrile she was 
still young they moved to the west end where sie and her brothers 
and sJs''ers attended a little one room school hoi;se. Her father 
worked as an iron wori'er and later he becaTy^ self "employed as a 
painter. After grade school she attended Central High School 
until she was 1? when she ^^ct marr'e.^. 



VAriRlrD LIFE 

Eldon u] ee i-.ede.irl s was 2° and Floris Sliza joss was 1? 
when they decided to =^<=t T.arried in 193^. lildj.! was livint^ with 
Chuck arid they were neighbors of t^ie Boss's when they ;net. TWhen 
they both ^ot a job shortly after they were married working for a 
doctor named Osborii until their first child Janet was born. 
They workeci for the doctor during the depression and then he got 
a job working with the V. P.A. Then they moved out on North Second 
and aldon and Chuck got jobs working for Charlie Hines, in 1933 
until about 19^2. 

Then he got a job working for Woodwar-d Go\^nor. He quit 
there and got a job working different places as an electrician. 
Tnen he rot a job vjorking at Swedish /L-nerican Hospital for 13 
years until he retired. Meanwhile Floris had had five kids and 
got them all through school as far as they went. After they 
retired they moved to Florida where Eidon does a lot of fishing. 



MTSPNAL GRANLFATH5H 
Everett. Cnapman 

Kverett. Chapman was born on December 31 » 5912. lie was 
one of two childre;-, both bo;>5, borr to Isa^ic Ernest Chapman 
and his wife jrat?ie Adella Fierce Chapmin, He was born on a 
farm southeast of Fussell in Lucas County, Iowa. 

His father worke-d the 1?0 acre farm, and also did carpenter 
work. He made fairly descent Tior.ey for the times. They pur- 
chased their first radio in 191? w'len Everett was 5 J'ears old. 
Their first automobile was a 191 ''^ model T Ford. When Everett 
was 12 his family moved int" the town of Russell, wTiere his 
father worked as a carwnter. 

In 1925 when Everett was 13 his father and mother were 
divorced and never remarried. Everett and his brother Earl 
movei with their mother, to their grandmother's farm. 'Vhere 
he finis'ied hii^h school and also worked part time with his 
father as a carp^enters' helper. 

In 193^1 when he was IP he Joined the Navy for two years. 
He was stationed in 3an Diego on the '•. S. S. Ai-izona, rie got 
out of the Navy during the depression and went to work with the 
Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) for about 2' years. After- that 
he went to wcr- in the Ford garage in Chariton, Iowa. 



MATERNAL 3RANDM0TriER 
Eller. Lavina Terrell 

Ellen Lavina Terrell was born September 2U , 1919. She 
was one of 10 children, 3 gi^^ls and 7 boys, born to '//alter 
Winfield Terrell and his wife Iva "-race Caviness Terrell. 
She was born on a small farm in Tipperary, Iowa, Her father 
worked the small far:Ti with his 7 sons, while the 1 daughters 
and the mother did the ho'Jse r.old duties. 

The income of the Terrell s was pretty good for those 
days but with 10 kid"^ trie fa;nily didn't have many of the luxuarle? 
of the day. Ellen went to school while she li-/ed on the farm 
and helpe<i her mother arourid the house. When she was 12 her 
family moved into the town of Chariton, where her fa+'her ^ot 
a joD worKin^ in an ice ho ^se making and delivering ice. 
Since this was in tne first .\'e'ars of the depreston the waeies 
weren't much bit the family being close worked together grow- 
ing their own food and Ellen of course being one of the eldest 
was responsiable for he''ping can the food that was grown. Of 
course there was their lighter times when they played games an^d 
fought as all big faifd];es do. VJYirfT' I ask v.y great grandmother 
if th.ey were poor since there were so many in tne famil;/ she 
laughed and .-aid "pcor, r.o of course not v.-e hid food and just 
as much as any one "^l 'le naa." Tney got tneir first car in 
19?^ it was a Xodel T wnVc!- they tooK many trir.s in. It took 
hours to ho u-s to make sV.orL trips liV.e *■ -^ the farm to ^/isit 
their families. But it was sue i a rare occation when they 
took these trips they were enjoyed by a^l. 



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MAJ-tRIED LIFE 

In 1935 Ell^n 3T^ Everett •neet, Everett was working in 
a garage in Charitor: when they met they married shortly after. 
Since they were both young it was nrit liked mucn by either family. 
But since they eloped the family didn't fight it, young marriage 
was excepted m<->re readily bacK then. After their ;r.arria^e they 
lived itiP-Ussell, Iowa, Lli^rett continued working in the Ford 
garage and thev boUp:;ht a house for 1^00.00. 

i'-'y mother remembers their first house. It was a one bed- 
room liome with a living ro'jrr; and a kitchen. She remembers this 
because after they moved to Rockford in 19^1 her Orandpa Chapman 
lived there. 

They lived in this house from their marr":age in 1935. 
Their first bcrr; child, Leona Grace was born in 193^'. Since 
Kile:! was ^javinp; problems viith her pre^'nacy she had to go to 
Des Koines to have her child. In 193' their second child was 
born. The doctor tnougl.t he could handle the birth at iiome. 
Things didn't ^'i well an:^ their second baby girl was born dead. 
Things were pretty hard, jobs were iiard to get and salaries were 
small, so in 19^1 R'verett and Ellen decided to go to Rocriford 
on vacation to visit Ellens' t-other ar>c sister-in-law. Everett 
found a job =irj-.! they r-jturned to Iowa to pic'-; np t'-ei>' daughter 
Grace ^ir<] rrioved to Rockford. T> *-;■. ''^-.•rrd tl'.e ■.•.-ages were bet'er 
arid 1 i vintr easier. 



-iOHWvMSC. -^:««Ri. 



E. G. yEDEAP-IS 

Born on October 1, 1933 and lived in Lovbs Park from early 
age to around four, there upon moved to a house on Harlem Road 
where the house still stands, (an old cheese factory). After 
about a year there was a slight difference of opirioii, his father 
bought six acres out in the country in the south east corner of 
North Second Street and 173. The family lived there until 19^*3. 
While living there 'attended first^ Harlem School which was located 
at the corner of North Second Street and! Harlem Road. While in 
the second grade transfered to Love joy School which he attended 
until the middle of the fourth grade when his father sold the 6 
acres and the family moved to the west end. Here Jerry went to 
Lincoln Park school, finished grade school then went to Roosevelt 
Junior High and then to Vest High where he quite in the 10th grade 
in 1950 to join the U.S. Marine Corps when the Korean war started. 

In his early life the faxnily had live stock and big 
garden's which x ^e mectsted him to care for animals and work in the 
gardens. When the family moved to an urban area he did what most 
kids do. They lived close to a golf course and in the summer time 
he-would caddy at the golf course. After the summer was over he 
worked as a paper boy for a couple of years while fiaishinp grade 
school. >/hen he started Junior high he got a job after school in 
a clothinc store in dow+,own Hock ford. After working from 3 to 5 
at the store he would go to the Ccror.ado Tneater and take' tickets 
until 9:30 then go home. Midway thrcugn the 10th grade due to 



physical problems had to drop out of high school, this was early 
in I95C'. After qulting high school on South i^ain Street, worked for 
two weeks making womens' stockings. Thro'igh mutual agreements 
he quit that job. The nert. job was with Ropers, the company that 
makes gas cooking sto\'es, pumps and ammunition, located on Blackhawk 
Avenue in Rockford , IL, 

In October 1950 he took a leave of absence froTi Popep Cor- 
poration and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. 

He was in the Marine Corps three years when he was rriarried. 



■^r,r>ri 0:1 April 1, -9r"- i^ '^'S ■.rir.es ' c rv»re-tt arn.i 
Fllen Ch-'pmai.. ^i.e l^vei in hussell 'a;. til 19-1 v.tien f.';-? 
rr.cvei to Fockfor;; , iL 3:ie Atte'-Je^'i ^;.rq.ie sco.-l at i-iversidp 
School. 5he was a' -:2.y cr;:! n .qt lh]=; tirr.p r ,t nad {;laj ir.at-e;-. 
ind livfr-i ^ .'.orfri.! ■'- 'ppv childi.'~ :■' . Si-e .-u. ve j to 'own in 1,9'*'? 
and att--ct;d chare;. _;hro"l. In 19'-? lif-r :iit-r- v35, '-orn. 
She v;-!.'' "-'P'^„.' r-.'^ppy Ij''Cpv'-p V-^i*-,-. r.r. •:n''y child is '.""Ty 1 or.escrr.e, 
Gf course lir.c ther-: A'as i .Ig arv ": ifrar?::^'? they werer.'t 
tc c"'o5». Cr^'.ct; atto-ined P.oosev'jlt. Jr. ;:i,;r and '/."est Higl. 
soi'.col. She quit highj sc:ic..:l in .Vo"" j-.r^or year i.mi wfi.-.t tc 
work at 'VoAlwortts in * he jmcts. I". ..'ani a^y 1953 S' ^- n.eet 
r'xdv-n J, :'edaari? arn In April r^.arrie"! pLf,. 



F.ldcr (Jerry) Meoearis airi lej.':a C:•.^pxati ;r.et :r, ■".^..'■.uarj- 
'f 1933» St. * he Ins; i-S'^/inij ri-^K Tiify '^ated st frsl tim»^s 
until Jerry had tn i^c back to !.''.:rth Carolir.s he'^auy-' he wai; 
in the 'Aar''r\e Curps. Tnry wrote lack and forth to f^acr' other, 
■intil -lerry C3xp horr.e -".: ]^. = -/e. sie ask'^a her to r:arry him and 
on April P, 1953 th>;y fe"-:>ped to '.'valriut -:dge, Arka'-sas. 

After they were marri'=o they rcved to Le>lngtcn, Ke!*uck#y 
where Jerry \-a.s stat;.o-.ed r.n I and I sta^f at t;:e Marine Reserve 
training center, Ir late 1953 jrace v:enl back to ■.•■ c "''frrd 
because ner firs' baby was due. ; n January '-!, l'.,-5'-'- Jr-a'^e had 
a bab./ hoy. Sne* r.a.r.e,i nim Terry iverett after his prand fath;er. 
She vent tacK. to '■entucl'y w.e.'.' Terry was '': weeks old. Tl;ries 
were rn .ch bccaast a sar.-^ent =, p.^y was not that rnjchi, Almos''- 
two ye^irs "at?^r tt- = y h?d ano^hfr son. ile w#3 borr; in L<^xington 
Cfi !Jo"e.T.b«=r 1, 195'5- ■ T'le;.' named him Micnael Elder;, 

In 195^' they .mov^-d bick to l^'ocK^ord v;her>> .'erry ve'-.t tc 
■jrea' Lakes tc sohojT, ^'nlle Crraoe took csj"-= nf the kids and 
worked at '.■Jarner Lai-nbert, Jerry fi^■^. shed sc:iovil in Great Lake^., 
and they move J 'o Sar Jio^o wnere Jerry ^'ent *.•>• ariither schoL'l. 

A'hen Jerry vas done vith ichool there he got orders for 
Okinawa, so '.e ^«ved, his fa;'iily tiack t-,j rook''o'-ci In t9i^^. 
Fiere they bo !_%:; a ■' :«:-• ., 1 .^-^ s la-i,. Af'r-r a year iri CKinawa 
he catne back and ne hsd r rdc rs tr .'io-t-.err; California, whe-e the 



the boys bc1' ^t.Tr*e.-! o^^,y^^^ -r- 

^ .. ..-ir.ed ..hco.. T.-:ey were .tat^o.ed in various 

ot'-.er plaoe.-- antli !t.''i v'--.-.- ;<:.,-.,. 

. v.„ . .erry r..t.reo fr>.rn tK«, Marion Corps. 

'^^e moved his fam'-lv b^oV » r- ,,.,„:..• j . 

..y cacc .c .U.C. orJ wr:-. the kids wou^d finish 

Vai:«y H^. J-,:r;«- the Vav^ 



.1' i arte- q year at Rock 



attending i;oc-- Vall-y. 



• erry is vorkiri:; ^-t A; 



and 



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;an - i^ep as j art 
■rsoe -s a r.o is^.nT^ a->d beauti^iari and 
are living h^pp^ly in their r::,-ase 



n»=r TT V'^r, 



BK^&li \ . 



Michael ^'.edea^is 

I was born November 1|1.955 at 303 ^^ if' centeral Baptis* 
hospital In Lexington Kentucky. Iwas the second son born to Sgt. 
and Mrs Eldon g. Medearis. The family stayed in Lexington for 
about one and ahalf years after I was born. We moved to Rockford 
and liv©d in a mobil home in grandpa Medearis, s back yar<3 while 
my father attened school at Great Lakes for about 6 months, We 
leftRockford in December of 1957 and pulled the trailer to San 
Diego. He was stationed there for 6 months during this time my 
mother my brother and I spent many hours on the beach while dad 
studied. 

'A^hen we left there we sold the house trailer and moved to Camp 
Lejeune, North Carolina, During the year we were there my father 
went on cruises and spent most of the time away from us. In 
December of 1959 we moved back to Rockford and bought a house 
on Marquette Road in Loves Park. We sTvpd there for 13 months 
while my dad went _to Okinawa, During this time my brother Terry 
and I became each others best friends. Because of the constant 
moving it was quite hard to keep friends, and were often left 
with only each other as playmates. After a year in Rockford we 
moved to Camp Penelton California. Where my brother started school 
then I was all alone untill I got my first puppy Boots. 
We left there 6 months later and moved to San Diego where my 
father went to school again. I also started school in San Diego. 
In Feb. of my Kindergarten year we left SanDiego and mo'/ed to 
Hawaii, '-.'e lived there for 3 years 'Vhile living in Hawaii I made 
many friends which we still keep in contact with. We spent many 



■■o^tWWKIf^^ 



week ends on the beach with family and friends. This was really 
a great place to live, "he weather was so nice the year around, 

We left Hawaii after 3 years and moved to 29 Palms Calif, 
where I went to 4th grade. Since this was in the Desert we spent 
a lot o** time at the swimming pool. This was also where I started 
playing Little Leauge Baseball, '^fhile in the Desert we took a lot 
of trips to the coast to visit friends and we also made 'trips to 
Disney Land. After a year in the Desert dad had orders again. 
So we were packed and moved again. Since he was to go over seas 
back to Hockford we came. 

Wepought a house in Rolling Green an I attened 5th grade at 
n t lliig Green School, Dad was in Viet Nam and it was real hard 
on all of us but when your in a situation like this you all pull 
toghether and get throuhh i'. some way. 

Dad got home in Nov 1966 and again we moved this tirne 
to Camp Lejeune \'orth Carolina. N^hile in North Carolina I went to 
6,7|S:P grade. We Meet many of the people that we had been in Hawaii 
with . Thats whats nice about moving with in the military circle 
you always meet friends again. In 197^ It was time for dad to go 
back to Viet Kam and he had 20 years in the corps so he deciced 
to retire he did so and we returned to Rockford , VJe moved back 
to our home in Rolling Green anu I finished high school at 
Jefferson .'While at Jefferson I played football and track. I 
a Zot of friends and it is easer to keep them even though we 
have all chosen different fields and different directions. 

We have moved again bat not sc far this time wd all love 
the river so xv'e bought a ho.ise on the river. Ky brother joined the 
Navy and will be stationed aboard *"he Aircraft carrier US>)TSNNEDY. 
And I hope to be a Veternarian so 1 have along period ahead of me. 



it 



MICRO. JAMES DAWIEL 1956- 



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

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



West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OVTV" x East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) "^ 111. Wis.) 1 

Plains (ND,SD,Neb.,K«n7rrowt, H9) 1 

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

X Farming Mining ^Shopkeeplng or small business 

X Transportation x B ig Business x M anufacturing 
^Professions x Industrial labor ^Other 

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

_x R oman Catholic ^Jewish Presbyterian ^Methodist J 

^Baptist Episcopal Ian C ongregational x Lutheran ! 

^Quaker ^Mormon O ther Protestant ^Other 

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

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews ^Central Europeans Ital lans ^Slavs j 

Irish ^British N ative Americans over several generations i 

^East Asian x O ther : 

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



jj; Interviews with other 

fami ly members 
y Vital Records 
x ^Photog raphs 



^Family Bibles 

^Land Records 

X Maps 



_Faml ly Genealogies 

The U.S. Census 
5"ther 



FAMILY DATA 



\. Grandfather (your father's slda) 

Name Anthony Micho 
I f dead, date" of death 



Current Residence 



Deceased 



■-^^Pg. 21.1 065 ■ 
^'«" °^ t)lrth rTRliria, ftus-^r^a 0«t« of Birth Novemhpr 1«^,lb92 



Education (number of years): 
grade school p, high school 



i\ 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

'st iackhammer OTPerator Dates ?_ 

2"d trucking Dates ? 

3r d millwright Dates ?_ 

'•th Dates 



PLACE OP RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
I st Syracuse New York Dates 1912 

1965 
2nd Dates 



3rd_ 
Ath 



Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 1 g I on Catholic 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Independent, 
Ukrainian National Club 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother syr-a 



cuse, NcY, 



oate 2-1/1-1916 



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

. Grandmother (your father's sid«) 

- Name Tillie Dobreski Kicho Current Residence Deceased 

If d ead, date of d eath ^^"^^ i5> i^^^ ^~ 



Place of birth Gallcia, Austria 



Date of birth November 5, I896 



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



Occupat I on (s) 

Ijt factory worker 



2nd cook 

3rd 

iith 



Dates 2. 

Dates 2- 

Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
jjt Syracuse, New York oates 191^ 



2nd_ 
3rd^ 
kth 



Dates 



197^ 



Dates 



Dates 



Religion Catholic 



» Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Non-citizen 

Sacred Heart Society 

Place of marriage to your grandfather Syracuse < N.Y 



Note: 



DAVe 2-l^-i9To" 



' i^al'^aatl^Sfi'fhl^^gaM'S^^^titl? 55Se^A-^)f stepmother or another relative give 



3. 



Grondfather (your mother's side) 

Name Frnpc^t ,1 n^r-, Dgniol ^f^i-^ Current Residence De^paRPd 

If dead, date of death Feb n P^l. 1Q6 2 



Place of birth Spiypf. lar.r, g 
ucatlon (number of years): 



Ed 

grade schoo 



high school 



_ Date of birth June 1^. 1890 
vocational college 



Occupat ion(s) 
1st Farmer 

2nd 

3rd 

lith 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates Life 1st Spicer, r.linrio Dates 1890 

19c2 

Dates 2nd Dates 



_^Date8_ 
Dates 



Ath 



Oates_ 
Dates 



Re 1 1 9 1 on Lutheran 

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



Men's Club 



w^.. „. — ..wg- .^ ,^>-, g. ^. — brnc^P'^. Mr'^o date i9_o, 

Note: If your mother was raised by a il L feipf/ CTlB r' ty r' I I^ OL l ie r r eijtIVtf (tO ag e 18) — ' 



I'lace of marriage to your grandmother 3^,-;, 
If your mother was raised by aTTTOpi 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

[Grandmother (your mother's side) 



.22 



'Hame Effie Elvera Akerson Berg 
If dead, date of death " " 

Mace of birth Graceville, Minn. 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 high school 



Current Residence Spicer, Minn. 



Date of birth J^^Y 29, 1901 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 
.1st HOisewife 

jZnd 

Ijrd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 1922-nowi8t Spicer, Minn. Dates 



1922 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



2nd 



Dates 



3rd 



Dates 



Religion Lutheran 

Political party, cIvM or social clubs, sororities, etc. Democratic, Lutheran 
Ladies Aid 



"lace of marriage to your grandfathe r ■^P-1-^'^^* '■^-'-"^^°' d ate ^""-*'^ 

■iote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r»i»rtw« {^^ z~z IZ) 
"Ive that H«»- ^, jnc DacK of this p«se (D-2) 



CHiljj£RfcM Of A e, B ^or A- I or a-u - your father's n£,me should appear below 



N a r>e Michael Wicho 
P 1 ace~oT b i ''tTTs^/racuse^ N o YT 
Number of years of^'nooilng 
Residence Syracuse, NoY, 
Number of cri I Id ran tlTree 



datftKarch 11, 191? 



_Ha? 1 1 a FTTa t u$_f^f£^;*^^ 



Name Mary Micho 



r of years or scnool inq 



Place 

Number or ye 
Residence S 



12 



Numbc"- of^cmTdfren 



Lacuse. N,Y, 



cate FebruarA;^ 2. 1919 

Ozcupa t i 6n Factory Ins-pec tor 



r.?pg 



3arTtinutua_^j,^2^y^ 



'•''• -^ Anna Micho God z a c 



P^aca of blrtTTsyracusp N,' 



Number of years of schooling ^g"''" '''^' 

Resld^ance' Syracuse....N.Y, ?^rnrrtatur''wrH"-., 

Number of cnTTdren two ■* ™ " "- — — 



^a '•-Novernbej:JJ.aU22i2. 
Occupa tion Sjnore clerk 



Name Steve Micho 

Place of' birth Syracuse ► N.Y, 



Number of years of school 1719*" 
Residence Syrac use, N.Y, "" 
Number ofTnfTcfren --j ■'■■■-• 



T? 



_d3t a January Ik^ 192^ 



Occupatlcrt ForenarT 
Haritel Status marriVd' "' 



ei^nt 



Name John Micho 
P lace of blrtfTTyracjose,. THTT 
Number of years of scnooTTngV^ 
Res I denc e Syracuse, N.Y. —-"— 
Number of ch] tSr^n none •■ ■■ ' 



TT 



l^rital Status sine-le 



date February 7, 1927 
Occupation' i'^achine set-up 



Name Nickolas Micho 
Place cr birth ^yi^Sc"use7" 



TTTT 



Number of years or 'I'cn'oolTng' l^ 



Residence Syracuse, NoY, 



Number of 



^ate December 9, 1928 
TccupVt I on '-' enen-.i i\&n5.g'er 



TierTtaT Status ma.tTT^rr 



Place of Dlrth Svr^ou-^o N' 



'-S^m^Qii 




Number of years ofschool irig 
Re5ldence__Syraipyse^ N.Y 
Number o f en ITdnsn 



"n^rital Status .marri'eri 



^^ ^«J5£f£m^-er 9. 1Q28 



'Name William Micho 
Place of b(rth_^ra£^gp-J.Y 



Number of years ofscnso 1 1 ng jy] °A ." 
Residence Syracuse. N.Y. 
Number of chNdren four 



dste_Ai?ril 22. 1Q?1 

.^^^Occupatiohyetir^d A^y force Major 
f>4ritai Status marri'^c^ 



Name Paul Micho 

Place of birth Sv yacuse. N.y , 



Number of years of schoo'jlng 
Residenc e Syracuse. M,Y. 
Number of c^Mdren ^~* 



date Septembpr Q. 19 36 



fouip 



^ , Occupat i c> n_Print e'r' 

r its] Sta tus .married 



Name three dec;;?a.qpd 
Place of bfrth 



dumber of years o^ »choorTng" 
Resldsnce - 

Number o P CHI Itfreil 



?^rltal Status 



date 
Occupation 



CMtLOMtN ol r. and (or (.-1, D-l)-your mother's runu; should apptMr heU-w 



"•'""■ „Ka:^grLe_Eli_za beth Berg H'icho 
'''"'■ "T Im f II, Spicer. r-'inn, - 



TF 



N.ii.ilir, (il ( h I Idren ei'^ht 



N. MM- J) or is Lucille Berg Mullane 
I'l.ic <• TTTlTTTih Spicerj wlinn, 



N.jiiih.f >,\ y.'.it •> of school Ing 
Number nf children four ■ 



TZ 



*^-'^'0- Audrey Linnea Berg; 
P Ijcc of birth SriJcer. Kir 



Stark 



Nijinb«;r of years of sch'ool ing VZ 

Hfcsidencc Lake Minnet oka. Kinric 

u ._L - _ r I'll . ■ ' I 



Number of ch i Idren three 



No^"- Manley Ernest, Berg 
P 1 ..(..■ of l.irUi SPicer. i.:ir.n/ 
Niiinbci (<r yenrb of school i nq 
Hi:-, i denf.e SpJcer, ivrinn. 
Number of ch i Idren three 



12 



Nanx^ Gerald Verdell Berg 
^ I <icr- of hi rth -Spicer , iVinr.» 



"iumhHi of yCiirs of school ing VI 

<es i dence Lake Minnetoka, iviinria 
'JuMbrr of ch i Idren two 



N.i»n- Anna Maxine Berg Miller 
' I .ICC of birth bpicer^ ivunn. 



dumber of years of schooling 1'=^ 

^•-•b idence Lake Minnetoka , ''■'iViYlo 
■dumber of ch i Tdren llhree 



' lace of b i rlh 

Jumbpr of years of school ing 

<es i dcnce 



Jumber of chi Idren 

<ame 

Mace of birth 



lumber of years of' school ing 
les idence 



lumber of chi Idren' 



lame 

lace of bi rth 

umber of years of schooling 
es I dence 
umber of chi Idren 



ame^ 

lace o/ bi rth 

umber of years o^ school Ing 

es idence 

i'«^'"ber of children 



■ »t.' July 3, 192 /j- 



_^_______^ Occupation Factory Asser'bler 

Marital Status married" 



date June 17, 1926 



OccupaFlon I^eat packer 
Marital Status married 



date Octoctber 29b 1929 



OccupaTion Store cl erk 
Marital Status married 



Ja'te January 25» 193^ 
Occupation VsYner 



Marital Status married 



date January 26, I936 
~~Ce c up at ton i-iu.i.mer 



Marital Status marrfST' 



dateSeptember 4, 1933 



Marital Status ™arrt^^ 



_ date 

Occupation 
Marital Status 



date 



Occupa t i on 
Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



____^_^^ Occupation 
Marlt'al Status 



Your Father 



name Steve Micho Current Residence Rockford, IL 

If dead, date of death 



Mace of birth Syracuse, New York r),tr, ©f birih January 1^, 1924 

•ducatlon (number of years) 



grade school 8 hIgH schcol___^ _ vccational J colleg* 

)ccupatlon(s) PL^rg q? R^SIOINCE 

St Taxi cab driver 03^^^194 4-45 ,,^ Minneapolis ,'l.linr?o^°*^C,,^P5 1944 

indOffice Macho Repair [,3^^5 1945-48 2j Minneapolis, Minno' q..^^^ 1948 



,r dT,V. Leader Dates ^948-6 5 3,. Syracuse, N,Yo p,,^, 1948-65 

thForeraan Dates 1965-present jj^i, Syracuse & Rockford p^,^,^ 1965-gre 

lie llgion Catholic '"^' '^^" ^^ ' "^^ ' " 

[olltlcal parties, civil or social clubs, f ratarp I ties , etc. Democratic 



lace of marriage to your mothar Minneapolis.^ Mi nn"«- (J3te_ 1 -.19 ,46" 

OTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or anotl "? r.^riTtrve gl v?. that data on tfic'B'ack 
of this page. (E-2) 



our Itother 



a^ "^^^y"^^ Elizabeth Berg Micho r.u-rer.t H^]d'-nct'^^^^^°^^» ^^ 

f dead, date of death 

lace of birth Spicer, Minn,- Dete of birth „ ^uly _^,^^ 1924 

ducat I on (number of years) " 

grade school 8 high school 4 vocational college 



ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(?fter leaving hooie) 

St Office work Dates 1943-4? 1st Minneapolis, Minn, " D ates 1944 

n d Housewife Dates 1948-63 2nd_Syracuse, NcY, Dates 1943-63 

r d Factory & Office ate 5 1963-pres en-t Syracuse & R ockford D a t e s _ 1963-no w 

eliglon Catholic 

olltlcal party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Ind ependent^^ 



lace of marriage to your father MinneapolTs^'^Mi mio' d at fi__l^l 9-46 



OTE: If you were raised by a stcpnwther or anot ler re lati ve give that data on the back of 
this page (F-2). 



CHliOREN of E a.d F {or i-2 , F-2) - yo.r name should appear below 



fJdtrs; Robert Steve Kicho_ 

Place ot- bir". r^inneaponsVMnnT 

*Jumber of yaars or schcoiing - — — ^g- 
^esidefice Syracuse, N,Yo ' 

iJumber of~ch i idren 



Ta*t"e of birth May 13 „1 947 
Occupatloii" Accoilrylanx 



none 



Marfta^ Sta'tus sinfrle 



Jame_David_Anthony Micho 

Mace () r~b ; r : [.'inneapoTiiispo Minnv 

lumber of years or sc^ooiTng" "^ 

,e^ide(ice Syracuse , NbYb 

lumber of ch ! i dreri ^WO 



TT 



Tite of birth April 1, 1943 
Occupatlori l«;arketin2: 



lan^e Judith Marie Micho 
lace of bT7tT rS"yracu "s e , iM,Y, 
lumber of years of School ing 
;es i dence_Fulask i, N«Y. "~" 
lumber of chiTdrf.n none 



J^^, 



ame Diane Lo u i se Micho 

lace ot- n7th_gy_racusei, N.Y. 
umber of years of school I ng ' 
esidence Pul aski, N,Y, 
umbe r o f c^i i Fdren 



TT 



none 



anie James Dan i e 1_ M i c h o 
lace of bi rth Syracuse ir,Y7 
umber of yea r s" of 5 en o'ol Tna 
esidence Rockford, XL '""' 
umber of ch I ] dren 



IT 



none 



anv Mary Elizabeth Micho 

lace of bi7Tr;^ra6(i5er'i^nrr 

umber of years. of schcoTrng 

esidence Rockford , XL 

umber of child ren'~~Tf^fi'e~" " 



TD" 



ame Joseph Paul Micho 

lace of birtFT^Tra^USS, N.T 



umbsr of years oT scKooi Ing' 
es i dence Rockford, XL 
umber of ch i 1 dren none 



ame John Micha el _Micho 
1 a ce of bi rth Syracuse , N.Y. 
umber of years o?~sc'Sool ing 
esidenceRockford, XL " 



Marital Status marriea 



Marit 



_Date of birth Ja nuary 3, 1951 

-r-? Occupation S~r-.1-?l..h ov. 

al Status sinsrle 



Date of birth February 14, iQ^h . 

■M . , , ., Occupation Lab T eg^rOaiklL. 

narital Status single 



)ate of birth July 12„ 19 ^^6 
Occupation Student 



Marital Status sinpjle"" 



Marital Status 



Date of bl rth July 4, 1959 
Occupat lor TStudent 

single ~" 



Date of bIrth November 21, I96 O 
c c upatlonStudent 



Marital Status c-irip-lp 



Date of birth July 21. 196? 
Occupation Student 



umber of children none 



^ Marital Sta t u s sinigl e 



111. A^SKiNMtNT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are williny; 



1 liLToby donate this family history, along with all literary and adiiiini'.tr,iliv< 
rights, to the Rock Valley Cd'ege Family History Collection, deposited in the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

Signed JJ^/m^g<^ WO/v\aj£ ^^./^k^ . 

Date _Z^,a/r_J^_27j^ 



GENKALOGY CHART 



3 D, Micho 



Tuly 12, 19^6 



3d 



Steve T'licho 



Father 

3 Jan.- 14,1924 
j^ Jan. 19,1946 

D 



Mayme Ber^ Micho 



Mother 

B July 3, 1924 
M Jan. 19, 1946 
D 



Anthony Vi nh.n 



Grandfather 

B Nov. 15, 1892 

4m Feb. 14, 1916 

D June 21, 1965 



Tillie Micho 

wmi I 11 ■!■ I IT r in -T- - ■ 

GranajTiOther 



bNov. 5, 1896 
DJune 18, 1974 



Ernest Ber.sL 



Effie Berg 



Grandmother 

gJuly 29, 1901 
D 



.J/illiam Micho 

Great grandfather 



Great qrandmotlier 

B 
D 

-Jii^Jiael-Dobraski — 
B 

M 
D 



J/!ary Dohreski ^ !|] 



Grandfather 
BJune 15,1890 
jvPec, 9, 1922 
l/eb. 23, 1962 



B 
D 
Gustaf 3er, 

B July 30, 1849 
MOct. 5, 1889 

D 1905 



_ Mathilda Berg, 

BApril 24, I86I 
D 1933 



Carl Akerson 



BAugo 2, 1875 
MMar, 24, I90I 
DMay 14, 1946 



*-Arrna- -A k e r s n 
B 
D 



Note to the Reader 

My family History was written up in tlovember of 1974. 
V.y family had moved from Syracuse, New York, to ^ockford, XL. 
Because we moved, it was difficu t to obtain direct first hand 
questions about my f9ther's parents, the fichos. Both had 
passed av;ay years earlier. I had to write to my aunt, vjho had 
lived with them, and she said much of the information on my 
grandparents was destoried because they came from Austria in 
1912 and 1914. As a result of the Boshivek War in Russia, in 
1917, all contact was lost bet\jeen iriy ^^rpndparents and their 
parents, and brothers and sisters. 

I therefore have plenty of information related to my mother's 
side of the family. (Berg' s ) . Here I have gone back as far as 
records permit me to. I hope this is as interesting to you as 
it was for me research on. 

Sincerely, 



Q^io^x^^ bOo-vui 9^ j^A^-^ 



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Anthony T^icho -..'.tS bcrri cr, i.cver.,ber 15, lf'i2, in ^-^.jicl-T, 
Austir^ia . i^e vins t:.o fourth of nine children bci'n to ••illi-.M and 
V-Rvy r-'!icho. Anthony '.-as r^i-ed on a larn in Europe in ■..r.ich his 

father h-io ;;orkec for a ni.rTiber of j'-ears. Life at the ti:;.e 
in Europe, vv^s difficult an^ ".nthony h-o no forr.al education. 
He helpe.: his father '..ork the f -rn in ,.hich they lived en. In 
1912, v;b.en Anthony vvao 2C years old, he and his older sister, 
left Europe,' for the Uniteo Ztc^tes, seeking better cpf c.-^unites . 

He arrived in i.ev; York City by pass^n^er ship, tie lived in 
Troy, i.'ev; York, and -..crked for the American 3rid?:e Company, 
as a riillv/ri-'ht . A few years later, he n.cvea to fyracu:-e, L'ow 
York v.dth his sister. Here he met Tillie Dcbreski. Cn Febuary 
14, 1916, Anthony I-'icho and Til] ie ]]ol"i"eski wer'e narried at 
St. John Ukranian Church in Syracuse, i«.Y. 5oth v.ere Ronan 
Catholics. Eurins this period, he h^d several jobs, but nothing 
definite. Durin?; the Depression, he had a trucking business. 
At the time of Frohioition, he bootle.-.-.^.ed licuor a fe>j cit.es for 
extra none}''. Cne tir^ie he had a loaa of liquor that -vjas to be 
hauled from Canada to the U.S. At this tine, a group of men 
tried to hijack his truck and shot at him. That incident turned 
out to be the last time he did an]'' of that kind of v^ork. 

Later, he had jobs at Crusible Steel Ccmpany in Syracuse, 
as a millviright, and at a cu^rry as a jackhamm.er operator. 
Even though he may not have had an education, it was said that 
he could repair anything. If he couldn't get the needed parts. 



C^) 



he scmeho\/ '"i-de th:-; r-^rts. 

Anthony ^s q c'nild h-a no educ"ticii, but '..hen he c^-ne to the 

U.S., he v.ent to iii"^ht school to le^irn the En-'^lish iTn.-^un-e snc. 

receive his citizenship. In l>3c, Antiicny Kicho, tBCP.me h 

citiren of the U.-". He v.-is very ■ rcuo as an Americin citizen, 

and \JTS a honest r;.an. 

''e rehired in l^^'"^ fror; all fornal v.ork, but on the side, 
do 

he v.cula'^cqrpenter v.crk. Cnce iii f.'..hile he v.culd beccr.ie de- 
pressed, and have a f'-'Vi drinks. He clair.ea to be a failure 
because he h -d no education and couldn't spc-ak English "jell. 
He h:-^a nine children, ano every siiirle one cf his children re- 
ceiver at least a hif^h sci:col education, and all have 3 ^^coa 
job, and none have a police record. 

Cn June 21, 1965, Anthony 'iicho died of a heart attack at 
the a~e of 72. He 'v^as buried in the Ukranian Cemetary in Syr- 
acuse, I.'."^'. He died a proud American citizen. 



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Tillie robr^^ski I'.icho, v.as bcrn i.cvecber 5, lE'^o, in 
Galici^, Austria, "^he v.as crecJ' fiv^^ children t,c I'ary ana 
V.illiaiTi Cobroski. She v,9s bcrn a twin. She ffre\v up on a far:Ti 
in Europe, and at the a'-^e of lfc\ ?he c^riO to the U.S., sekin^^ 
a better v;ay of life. In I'^l^. , she arrived in t«evj York City, 
by carp-o shir, ihen she lived in Auburn, Ke\i York, for t couple 
years. In Auburn, she ;yorked at a factory, -no lived v.ith other 
imri'.i,?:rants fror; Europe. She vjas the only one of her fqrr.xly to 
come to the United States. After livin^ in Auburn fci" a couple 
years, she r.cved tc S3''r''cuse , I^evj York, vjhero she v,crked as a 
cook at a lar'.'e hotel. 

Cn Febuary 1^. , ]. 916, she was n-rried tc Anthony T'lchc, :,hc 
also v;as frcr, Calicia, Austria, but the^^ did net r,:eet until their 
arrival in the States. Fror.: this rr.arria?:e canie six bo^'^s and three 
girls. r;ich9el, Steve, John, Nickolas, 'Villiar.i, Paul, Ti^iry, Ann, 
and Eva. Eva and I":ickolas are t\.ins. Three other childi en died 
at childbirth. 

Tillie as a child didn't have any eduacticn in Europe. 
V.'hen Anthony ana she ;;ere rr.ari^ied, they both attended niTht 
school. Tillie lost her passport after entering the United 
States. Therefore, she v;as never able to obtain her citizen- 
ship papers. 

Cn June 18, 1.-974, Tillie Dobreski L^icho, died from a 
heart attack. She is also buried in the Ukranian Church Cem- 
etary in Svracuse. ' She v.'as a r.;eriber of the Ukranian Fuor.an 



(4) 



Catholic Church. 

Cne of her favorite p-sttirres was to cook hu?;8 neals 
during- Snst-r ni.u Christn.^s, ciurin- wiiich tne entire ''ache 
Fr^rii.ily ',;culd ccne tc-tether. 



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Steve r.icho v,-s bcrn January 14, 1:^24 in Syracuse, Hew Ycrk. 
He wa'=: a tv;in, but his ti-in died at birth. He is the fourth ci 
nine children. He ^riv; up in the city ci Syracuse curin?; his 
childhood, ^^e lead the life of a tyrical child in the city, 
riarly in the r.crniii-z, he '.-cula net up an- r:c th school. After 
school, he v;culc. hel!> v.ith }iis : arents around the house. At .the 
ap"e of 1m- , he •'^ot a job durir.::; the; sur.irr.er n.onths v.crkinr for a 
flcurist ir. Freerort, lleM Ycrk. The ",cney he earned here, he 
p-^ave to !.is laother to help buy clothing for the other chilcren. 
He graduated frcn, hi-^h school in l';*42, and enlisted in the Arrr.y. 
Eurir.iT basic trainin?-, he v^as injured and received a I-'edical 
fischar^^e. 'because of his injuries, he went to I-'ayo Clinic in 
Rochester. I'innescta, to receive treatment. Durin?; this tir.-e , 
he v;orked in i'--inneapolis as a taxi cab driver, anc became inter- 
ested in boxine; at the Boy's Club. As a result of this, he 
became the Regional runner uc for the Golden Gloves in Kinnesota. 
Afterwards, he acquired several C'.^d jobs, but nothing pei'nanent. 
Then at a dance in 19^5, ^ie r.et his future vjife. On January 19, 

1946, he Darrieii Tlayme Ilrylte Berg, in r'''.inneapolis , Tdinn. After 
t\;o years of living in T'lnneapclis , he and his family moved to 
Syracuse, New York, where he acquired a job at General Electric 
in the Television Plant Division. ■'•hrcugh the years, he '.jorked hif 
\:ay up to a television technician, and later a group leader. 



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Later the ccrr.f-Tny p.fpointeci him as a foreman v.here he was in ch.sr^e 
of ^C-ICC people. Because of hie kncViled -c as a televisicn 
technician, he e-rr.ed extra money refairin'" televic-icns a.'ter 
hours . 

■ xHe has al'.Jays been ac'.ive in scftball and bc\,lint; and still 
is. ne v.as kncv/n "^s one of the better knc\.n fast Softball 
pictch-'-rs in Central I.e'.; York. "tj has alv;ays helped coached his 
sens baseball and football teams, --nd has lead them to a couple crf 
championships . 

Due to the clcsin." of the G.E. television asser/oly planl 
in Syracuse,' he v;as transferred to the G.'^. Rcckfcrd Cabinet Plant 
in l^'^l, v.here he is presentl-"- er.rlcyed. "his is his 27th year 
with the company. 



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Kayras I^^rylte 3or-^ '".ichc v.^s born Jul}'- 3, 192/+ in Spicer, 
I'iniiescta. "he v,a3 thp fir-t of six children tc "rnest -^n^ "ffie 
3yrr;. She v.ss rais-ia on the f'-rv: her parents c"./r.ed . '"^er child- 
hood V/^^s much like nil ether -:irls '..'ho lived en farms. She v/ould 
o;et u- at 5:C0 s.r.. and do chores before bi'e-.kfast, "nd tl'.en leive 
fcr sch.ocl. After school, she \.ould do mere chores ap;ain before 
suprer. After -radu^tin?; from ,.^r-vde sc'nool, she v;ent on to hi^h 
school in i^ev; London, Tinnesota. In the fall and sprin--^, she 
vjould have to vjalk tv.o r.iles to 2;et the bus tc ?iet to hi~h scl'.ocl. 
During; the \. inter r.onths, she st-^yed at the home of a raidv.ife, 
v;here she worked for her room "nc board. After hi?;h scho 1, 
she vns av;qrded g schol"rs:iip for Business College. She then 
moved a^-ay from home in order to attend college, '..hile she 
v<ent tc schocl , she lived and v.orked in Minneapolis, T-'innosota. 

After graduating from collef^e, she v;ent to liork in an office 
as a billin?- clerk, for a T'dnneapolis fii'm.. During this time, 
she v/as active in U£C v;ork. In 'Minneapolis, she \<a3 intrcouced 
to her future husband. Shortlv afterv/ards, on January 15, 19'^c, 
Steve r'icho -.nd I-'ayT.e ICrylte Berg were m.arried in liinneapolis . 
Both v;orked for a year before their first child, Robert v/as born. 
Eleven months l^ter, David vjas born. Then in Nover;ber of 19A-^, 
they ricved ^.^ 33Aracu3?, Nev; York. where Steve was employed by 
General Electric, by which he is still employed. From, the years 
1947 to 1963, eight children v;ere oorn to this marriage. They are 



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Robert, no;, 26; i^avid o; Jucith 25; Eiane 2C; J^n.es 18; ;.ary 15; 
Joseph 14; and John 12. 

Following the birth of Jchn, J-ayne vjent orck to v.crk. She 
was ersplcyec by G.-. as a rayroll clerk. Mer intentions ;.ere tc 
provice more incoae for the faraly. At this -.h e T-cbert and Lavid 
v;ere -oin^; on to colle-e, so Koney ;,':3 needed. 

In Au-ust 1971, General i.lectric tr^insferred Steve ano his 
family to fockford, IL. His t;vo older sens anu Uvo oloer aau^hters 
stayed -.ehind in Syracuse tc live in their house. 

^r^sently, tr;^- r'icho farr.ily is livin.: in hockfcrd, IL. 
5oth r:aynie and Steve are v,orkin- at General Electric. Llay-e is 
a factory assembler, v;hile Steve is a fcrerr.an. 



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The Children of Steve ^.nd Mayme I'-'icho 

Robert Steve richo v;3.i born in r'inne.= polis , I'^nnescta 
on I'-PA' 13, 19L7 . At the p.^e of tuo , he r.cved with his parents 
to Syracuse, Nev; York. Here he ^rev; up and attended St. Patrick's 
elementary and hip-h school . In high school he v>as active in 
baseb-^ill , .solf, and football. Afterwards he attended Lemoyne 
College where he najoi'od in business. While in school, he 
played intermural football. He f^raduated iii 196f*. Presently 
he is err.ployed by Carrier Corporation, as an accountant fo:' tne 
accounts payable division. Ke is unmarriec. 

■ David Anthony P-'.icho vjas born in ?"inneapclis , T-'innesota 
on April 1, 194-c. At the age of eight nonths , he noved with 
his family to Syracuse, ^""ev; York. Here he grew up and attended 
St, Patrick's elementary and hi-^l; school. V/hile in high school, 
he played basketball, baseball, and eolf with his brother. 
After graduation from high school, he \ient on to OCC , Cnondaga 
Community College. After one year of college, he enlisted in 
the United States Kaval Reserves. After fulfilling his duty, 
he met Crystal Ann Piger. Cn August 16, ly69y he and Crystal 
were married. Frorr, this marriage, two children were born, Lori 
Karie, age four, and Katthev; David, age two. He also, is er.iployed 
by Carrier Corporation as an overseas inventorv controler. 



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Judith I-'.arie '"icho vms born in Syracuse, New York, on 
January 3, 1951. She attenc'e^i 3t. Patrick's elementary and 
hic;h school. She v;as active in cheerleading curin' her hi.~h 
schorl years. After graduation, she continued her schooling 
at Buffalo Stgte University, v.here slie m:.-jored in Elemen' ary 
Education. Presently she is te--chint^ sixth &;rade at Sandy 
Creek -^lement-ry School, ^andy Creek, Nevj York. She also 
attends classes at Csv;e?;o State Ccllee^e, in order to ,r;;et her 
I-'aster's De;Tree. She is unirarried, but is planning on rmrria'^e 
next sunmer. 

Eiane Louise Micho ;/as born in Syr^^use, i^eVi York, on 
Feburary 1/,, 1954. S:;e attended St. Patrick's elerner.t-ry and 
hip-h school. Upon graduation, she v^as awarded Valedictorian 
of her f^raduatinr class. Aftervjarcs she went to Morrisville. 
State University College at Korrisville, New York. She gradu":ted 
with honors after tv;o years of cclle.j;e, v,ith an Associates 
De?:ree in the field of i^^edical Technclof^y. Presently, she is 
employed b^/ Bristol I'yers -Labortories , in Syracuse, II. Y. as a 
lab technician. She is urii.iarried , but will be married on 
Feburary 1, 1975. 

James Daniel Kicho was born in Syr. N.y., on July 12, 1956. 
He attended St. Patrick's elementary and high school until 
ninth grade. In Aurrust of 1971, he and his family moved to 
ii-ockford, IL, leaving behind his two older brothers and two 
older sisters. Here he attended Thomas Jefferson Hicrh School. 



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'i.hila in hi,?:h schocl, he played basketball, baseball, and foct- 
ball. He was elected to the National Honor Society in 1974, 
and graduated in Juiie of Lhat year. Fresontlv, he attends 

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Rock Valley Junior Colle=;9, and is^tends to najor in Business. 

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He is nov: er;:rlcj^ed part-tir.ie by f^-JLart. 

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I-'ary Elizabeth Tachc v;as born in Syr. K.Y., on July 4, 1>59. 
She attened St. Patrick's elen.ent^r^/ schocl until sixth prade. 
'.-.'ith her family, she moved to Kockf cr'd , XL. in 1971. -3he attendee 
T'crris Kennedy '-^icdle School, and \,as active in cheei'leadinr;. 
She presently/ is a sophor.ore at Thor.as Jefferson H.S., and 
is also a n:en;ber rf the Sophomore cheerleaaini^ team. 

Joseph Faul ?-'icho vj--s born in Syr. N.T. on ilover.iber 21, l^fcC, 
He attenoed St. Patrick's elementary school until fifth p:rade. 
In 19'^!, he moved v;ith his family tc Rcckford, XL. He attended 
New r''ilford elemientary school for sixth .^rade, and then con- 
tinued on to J'orris Kennedy for seventh and ei-^hth. He is now 
a freshman at Thomas Jefferson Senior H.S. He enjoys pla^^ing 
junior tackle footbal and basebrll. 

John T'ichael r-.icho \i&s born in Syr. IJ."^. on July 21, 1962. 
He attended St. Patrick's elementary school until fourth parade. 
Xn August of 1971, he moved with is family to Rockf ord , XL. He 
went to Nevj r.ilford elenientary schocl for fifth and sixth grades. 
He is novv a seventh rrader at I-'iorris Kennedy Paddle School. -'"'e 
enjoys playing baseball. 



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;taf Berg vjas born en '^uly 30, 15^49 in Kroncberg 
Smaland, Sweden. He was rsiseu on a srmll i3rr. in Sweden. 
Around 1 ?7G he emigrated to '^nierica. At the age of 21 , he 
came to Pinnesot;? v;here he v;orked as a farm hand until he 
married lielena Sv^enson a widow in 1872. They settled on the 
f=:rm she had lived on in Dovre Township, Kandiyohi County 
'•"innesots. :-'rs. r-elena 3erg passed aviay in 1888. From this 
marriage there v;ere no children. 

Cn October 5, ''t?9, Gustaf Berg married Mathilda Chris- 
tina Bengstcn. From this marriage there were three children, 

In the year 1 9C1 , Gustaf Berg had a stroke and after 
beins paralyzed for many years, he died in "^905. 



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I'athilda Christina Henestcjb. Eerg was bcrn April 24, 1'?61 

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in '-'icheia, Sn.aland 3v;eden. 3he gre\J up on a small farm in 

S'.jeaen. In 1 SS4 or 1?-5 she came to America at the are of 23. 

3he came to Kandiyohi C-ounty, T.innesota and Mcrl'ec as a maid 

until =^he married Gustaf 3er?: in 1S^9. They settled on the 

farm, he received from, his first v;ife after she had died in 

Betv.een 1?9C-1£97, three children v;ere bcrn to Gustaf 
and r-'athilda Eerg. They vvere Ernest John Laniel bcrn June 15, 
i?9C, Cl,^a Elizabeth bcrn r-:ay 29, 1?93, and Esther Rubina 
bcrn Aufust 6, 1?97, but she died in 1912 at the age of I5. 
F.athilda Eer? vias a very short lady of 4' c" tall. But 
it has been said that vjhen she 3c t miad it was best to just 
stay aviay fromi her because she v;ould pick up anything in 
sight and swine it at you, 

Kathilda Christina Berg died in 1933 at the age of 72, 
After her death Ernest Eerg and his sister Clga inhierited 
the farm. Ernest bought Clga's share of the farm allowing 
him to have full ownership. 



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Ernest John Daniel 3ery; v;.ns bcrn en June 15, l^^C, in Dovre 
Tovmship, Kandiyohi County, linnescta. Ke \i9- the first 
chilli of three to Gustaf and T.athil I'a Berg, he vjas baptized and 
confimed in the Leborion (novj Peace) Lutheran Church at ''.e\-i 
Lender, Mr.nesota . '^.rnest \ias raised en the farm in •v-hich his 
father (Gust-f] had '.-crked fcr 17 ye'^rs. ^^rne^t's child life 
consisted of the aver^-^e f-rni boy's life, '"^e v;cula ret up at 
5:00 in the ncrninp" to n,ilk and ac chores around the b^'rn, ar.c then 
eat breakfast. 'ifter eatint^ breakfast, usually a lar-e one, 
he Moulo ^,0 to school. After he returned fr'--n: school, he \;culd 
do the chores that ha i tc be done br-for-e sur r erti e. Ernest 
;.'ent to school as far as ein:hth grade. Finishin^-^ up at about the 
age of 16. 

His father passed a'..ay vihc^n he \ias 15 years old. So, he 
helped his rx-ther run the farr^. Until in 1916, \-hen he then 
started renting the place. 

He bought his first car, a Ixdel T Ford, in 1^17, and he 
also bought a 191^ I-'odel tractor (I'ogul) and v;as used for some 
farriiing, but mostly as pcv-er for ^rinding feed, fill silos ana 
shreadinp- corn. 

The farm consisted mainly of dairy farraing. They had hogs, 
chickens, and 12 horses at one tirie, besides the covjs. In l':911, 
he built the barn and in 1912, the silo. 

On December 9, 192''-, Ernest John Daniel Berg, and Effie 
Elvera Ackerson, v;ere married in Spicer, Minnesota. 



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Because the fnrtK vips ifuri'ouncied by L^ke Rin'^o en three si':"?s, 
it becar-ie useful ciurin?^ the Depression and the bad sand stcrn.o 

of tha 193C's. The L^ke h^d i-ri^idually dr'ieu uy during the drcu.-^ht 

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useless. Ernest decided to cul,tivate the L"ke bottom. People 

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laughed ^t him because they thctip;ht it vj^jS i-.icractical , out 

he man'^^eci to harvest enou^-h crops to feeu his cninal "^nd the 
faniily while others v/ere forced to sell th.eir live stock anc stru- 
ggle for survi^l. 

Because of ^rnest's belief in rrc^ress ?nc iesire for a 
better ;.ay of life for farmers, he helped prcnote the K.E.A ( 
Rural Electric Association). Cn '^January 25, 194C, Ernest Ber-^'s 
farr, received the fir'St source of electric power th^rou^h the 
R.E.A. in this ar->a. 

Ernest v,as a r.'err!' er rf the Carrier's Co-op, 'which is an or- 
gani2:ation for f"r[r;ers to ?^et cetter prices for their farrr. product; 

At one point in his life, he v^b.s kicked in the head by a 
hor=^e. From this incident, he received a crushed skull. The 
doctor at th.e time, rer;.oved the fra^^mients of bones, and seweo 
his head as best he knew. Evei'vthin^^ was alri^tht until 19^6, 
when he started gettin?^ terrible headaches and gmdually becarie 
parali^ed. The doctores couldn't detemine \jhat the cause of the 
problem* A specialist vias visiting Spicer, .'-annesota , ana maae 
an appointment to see him. The doctor operated to ren.ove an 
abcess frori his brain, which in turn cured his problem. During 
this time though, he nearly died because of fevers of 1C7. 



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Curin?- his leisure txn.e, they v,oulc c-c fishinr;, hunting;, 
listen tc r-dio rro.^r-n.s and have picnics in the sur.;mer. Lur- 
ino; the '.winter nicnths, he \;culc gc ice slcatin^ snd sleigh riding, 

Ernest \i9.s V"rv r,ccd at tal] in^; stories of vjhat the 
eni°T"nts frcn: Svjeden use to do here in America that seer; per- 
culi9r tc us. The reason for l.'hiis is that his nxther tool: tne 
er..io;rants in, fror: '^■'..^den until they found a rerCiant residence. 

Cn t ebur-,ry 23, 1J62 , ?]rnest JohPx faniel Ber^, died of a 
he-.rt attack '..'hile ^oin;^ to jet th.e nail, v;hich v;35 a r..ile .Tv-'ay. 
He is buried in the Leij'iion Lutheran Church Cemetary, in Spicer, 
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Effie Elvria Akcrson '^erp; i,'"s bcrn on July 2-}, Ij'l at 
Grsceville ^^i<7;st:orie Ccunty, linnesota, ne-.r the Scuth Eakot-- 
brrd'?r. She v;^s th-^ first criilc of seven to Carl snc; Anna Akerscn 
She v;?.s b-^.ptized -^.t wraceville , r'inne.~ctp., in the Lutheran fqith. 

Effie v.-s raised or. a l?r^e f?rn. '..hen tiiree r.cnths old, 
she moved v.ith her parents the Akerson's, to Willr.ar, I'innesota. 
After a ccurle 3/aar£, they r/.cveu to r'?mre Tcwnshii , Kandiyohi 
County, in T'lnnesota. She v.-^s ccr.firr.ed in the riar/ireland Luth- 
eran Church. She le^a the typic-'l life of a youn?; fa:Tn -^irl. 
She atter.d'^d school up until the eighth .7,rade. 

After her scricclintT, sh.e '..ork-'ia as a sear.;st i ess until her 
narria^^e. Cn Decenber 9, 1^22, she and Ernest John Daniel Her?; 
vjere married in Spicer, I'innesota. They had rr.et three y&'^rs 
earlier at a church ■ social ^atherin^. 

They lived on Frnest's r.other's farm, until she cied in 
1933, then the^^ assur.ed full ovmership. 

Fror.i this marria?,e, there v-ere four ^irls, and tvio boys. 
Mayme , Doris, Audrey, Maxine , I-"anley and derald. 

It has been said that she v.as a hard \.crker. It it vjeren't 
for her anbiticus eoals, the family r.ay not h^ve been as prcs- 
perious as it is. She ur^^ed her children to be successful. 

Ernest and Effie bou^^^ht their first radio an Atv.'ater Kent 
Battery set in 1929, v.'hich \.gs one of the biggest events in thair 
life. They ;,'ere able to listen to r-dio pro?;rams in their lei- 
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In 1936, thev Disc boucrht their first tractor, an Int..rn9ticn.l 
Farn-l to replace the hor-es for farriin-. It nace life easier 
on the farn. . 

In 196C, they boucrht their first television set. 

Since ^rnest passed av.ay in 1;^62, and she sold the f-rn: 
to her son, T'anley, she has teen on several trips to yoricus 
P'^rts cf the country, v.nich is ^.hat she has al;.ays wanted co do, 
but had never been able, because Ernest never cared to travel. 

Presently, she is living v;ith her son T-'anley, on the 
fai^m in Sjicer, I'innesota. 



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Carl Gu?t3f -Mcerson vias barn in Varrnlanc Sweden, Aurust 
2, '"75. ^'e emigrated to Anerida in I^JI at the are cf 13- He 
received his schcclin/ in Kan-.re Tovmship, Kandiyohi County, 
rinnescta. After finishing the Sth prade he vjent to v.ork in 
a lumber camp in northern T!inn. and also did farm work. Later 
he took up brick layinf and masonary wcrk. In r?l6 he bou:~ht 
a farm, but did not begin to farm it until '^9^b\ 

He ovmed a threshing rig and did custoci threshing in 
his early da^/s. 1 

He married Anna Alida Carlberg on I-'arcr. 24, 19C1. From 
this marriare there ^=ere seven children. Effie (vho is r;y 
p-rar.dmother ), Helena, Charlette, r.aybelle, Carl, Eljincre, 
and vihich all are still living. 

Carl G. Akerscn had a stroke in 1939. After being par- 
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Anna Alida Carlcerg Akerson v;as bcrn in Eerp' Parish 
Sahaborglan, a Frcvince cf Vasterrctland , 5v,ieden on oepteri- 
ber 3, 1-75. ''Ct much is know about her chilc'hcod. She eni^- 
rated to America in 1^:;^2. She worked as a maid in .'-'inneapclis , 
Ivinesota, for the lov; v.'a?:es of 01. 5C a v;eek and if they fot 
02. CC to 02.5c a week that was considered very rood vjares. 

Ann= Carlberr came over from Svieden with her father. 
V.hen she was visiting her father for Christnas, she met 
Carl G. Akerson whom she married on March 2i. , 1 9C1 . There 
were ei~ht children to this miarriage. 

Cn J'ay 25, 19^+^ Anna Alida Akerson died at Fenncck, 
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. 



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MILLER, DONALD JAMES, 1955- 



llEASf. l/SE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
I FAMILY HISTORY 

Car Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
erican families, we ore asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only .1 
rtminiues, <ind will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

SURVEY ***)VjV*A*AA***i',-AAAft><rft**A,V:' 

^ , * OFFICE USE CODE 
D-itc of form 7 .7^ * {\o n 

2. Your (,oii(:qe: Kock Va I l ey College (lo H 



KocK vji l ey 1.01 ie< 
ITockTb rT, Illlnol! 



A 

kit**** A A A A A A A A ,\* A A A A A AAA u ;V A .'< 

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

J{ B efore 1750 I750-|800 I8OO-I85O 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

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

X N ew England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) y M iddle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna., N.J., Ma.) 

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

W est South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok J j( E ast North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

P acific (Cal., WashJ ^(Hawaii, Alaska) "^ 111. Wis.) 

Plains (ND,SD,Ncb. ,Kan.,towa, M0) 

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

y\ Farming Mining y\ S hopkeeping or small business 

t T ransportation B ig Business Manufacturing 

It ;><, Professions ^ Industrial labor ^ O ther 

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

Roman Catholic J ewish P resbyterian ^M ethodist 

^Baptist E piscopal Ian C ongregational Lutheran 

^Quaker ^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 ritish Jx^ N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian ^Other 

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

X Interviews with other __^_Fami ly Bibles j>^ FamI ly Genealogies 
fami ly members 

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

^ P hotographs ^Maps O ther 



FAMI LY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Nam e Arthur Reube: MILLER Current Residence 

If dead, date of death -| p ^ ?ehrup.^v'~ llbA 

Place of birth Harrison Twp.. V/inn.I LDate of Birth 9. XTr-ch 1880 

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



Occupatlon($) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

'5* ?RrfnRir Date» iQnn-iQ?R Ist Oates_ 

2"*^ Fnrpst PaT>V Ti^r^^fr^ Date»i q^i,i qc^fl 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd Datei 3rd ^Dates 

^th Dates ijth ^Dates 

•*« " 9 1 on Methodist 

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



.'■'Icdern V/oolman, National Grange Association 
Place of Marriage to your grandmother \:^p(,yfQ>.i vinn., Ill n-s datep5 -^eh. 

' f^nT* — 

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 ^':thel Jpv ZA.T-j Current Residence _^________________^ 



f dead, date of death l-^. Julv l^S'^ 

Place of birth Shirlanl Twp . . Winn. IL Date of birt h '^1 . March 1884- 

Educatlon (number of years): 

grade school 8 high school 2 vocational college 



0ccupation(8) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3r d D ates 

'•th Dates kth Dates 



'^"9'°" 'ilPthniJRt 

t Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. pppuhi ^ ror> 
National Grgn^-^e Association, Church Groups 



Place of marriage to your grandfathe r o, ^,7^^:,;. ,,,^. ^^ . ^^ tt^fl 23. l^eb l^'^ 

°*"' i^a)^'*yita^S(!*fh)f(*8aW'Sf<^l/ll? Plji^^^^jf)" stepmother or another relative give 



3. 

UVnndfather (your mother's side) 

<ame TT^wg-ri Pn-r-tppg , -;HC^T,i yx,- Current Residence 
I f deao, date of death ^5 lec.l'C ) 

'lace of birth ^noVtnn Wi nn , j1 1 i nni <:] Date of birth ^'~' , •.'ovember 1^^ I 

[ducat Ion (number of years) : 

grade school p, high school a vocational ? college 

)ccupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving hotne) 

' t FqirhanVq ■yln^-c.p DateS j qi 4-I qi 6 I S t_^_ Dates 

"^ OaRhiPT- Rnnktnn B^nV Dates i q 1 7- 1 q-^.^2 nd ^Dates 

ird Ngyy D at«» i qi 6-1 91 73 r d D ates 

"^ Insurance Arent Data »1 93 Viq6q^lth ^Dates 

;e I 1 g i on Methodist 

olltical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Republican, American 

Lef^ion. School Board. Lions 
'lace of marriage to your grandmothe rppgi^ton, '.Vinn, Illinois . date 5 ^ I^ov . \c>-^o^ 

lote: If your mother was raised by a StipfSlllVr or Ihomef relative (C0 fl^e 18^ 
give that data on the back of this page (C-l) 

.randmother (your mother's side) 

lame Lyle Lizette LIDT)LE ^Current Residenc e Hockton, Winn, Illinois 

f dead, date of death ———————————— 

''^" of birth p^ov+^r. ivnnn l^^^r^n^^ ^Date of birth ?6 . ^pnpmhpr 1 RQS 

ducatlon (number or years) 

grade school pj ,-ht ^\gh school four vocational college three 

lccupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

St s^hnoi +^o^>.ov^ Date^oiq^>|qpi 1st ^Dates 



nd D ates 2 n d D ates 

' '' d D a t e s 3 r d D a t e s 

;e 1 I g I on /ethoiist 

'olltical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. ReBublican. New Qenturv Club. 

A'pmpn'p CTnh r.nlf :]^iiih. ?:p.qtprn ,St?^r. Lpgiqn /Vuxil'larv _. _^ 

'lace of marriage to your grandfathe r Rockton; Wiiih. Illinois ' ■ d ate t) , :^ov. lVi9 

lote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r«»i»M"- f^c :;c ISJ 

:,'.;> liiai d«ie on cne oactt 07 this page (D-2) 



CHUORtN ot A fc b ior A-! or t)- u ' your father's name should appear below 

Name Vrpfst, (wtru^ ITTiTiYi 

Place of birth shirland. Winn. IL data 190"^ 

Number of years of schooling 10 """ Occupatl6h ^tore) Lwner 

Re s I de n ce Garien Prairie Marital Sta t ut i.larriea 

Number of chMdren two 

Name ,!q^c^q Pt /'.grv IILLZR 

P I ace of birth Shirlanl, Winn, iL "^ t e 191^ 

Number of years of schoolin g >T/5 Occupatl6rt Elem ^0^1 Tppnhp r- 

Res i denc e .^,hi r1 pnd M arital St«tu$ iferried 

Number of children three 

Hame rrancis rJurene lILL^^'-l 

Place of birth ,.|.i^.,^| -f-^^ -fj, date ^0^^ 

Number of years ot schoCinfl p-^^ ~ Occupatlbn -.student ' 

Res I dence ■nr.r.o Marital Statut 

Number of chl Id'ran ————————— 

** g"^ Lelavl Kthelbert .IILLER 

P lace of birth -h[r.1 n li^'wn. "'inn. IL d ate ^C , Novembe- l^?"^ 
Number of years of schooling .^ /t *^ccupatl6rt y^hi -rmrrigctor 

Residence ocV tnn. ■"inn. IL M arital Status '.^^rrie^' ' 

Number of chi idren v^ ,,^ 

Name 

Place of birth dat e 

Number of years of schooj^n g Occupatlbrt 

Res I denc e Marital Status 

Number of chl Jdren "" — — — — — 

Name ' 

Place Of" blrtK ' d ate 

Number of years of ichooJlng OccupatlOrt 

Residenc e MarJtaT Status 

Number of children 

Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupatlbrt "" 

Res 1 denc e Marital Status 

Number of chl Idran . 

Name 

P 1 ace of birth "d at e 

Number of years of schooling Occupatl6rt 

Residenc e HarlTal Status 

Number of chl Idren 

Name 

Place of birth dat e 

Number of years o^ schoolin g Occupatl6rt "" 

Res I denc e Marital Status "~ 

Number of chl Idren ' 

Name 

Place of birth date^ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence — Harltal Status 

Number o f CHMU rwt ^^ricai status ^_ 



our Father 



awe x..elq 1 Kthelbert >IILiiE" Current Residence ^^ocT^ton, V'inn, IL 

f dead, date of death —————— —«.«i 



lace of birth -hi-I-^ni, iM.nn. iL ^D«t« of birth ^^ . llove-nber 1^^^ 

ducat I on (number of years) -.—»-««--»—---—--—---——— 

grade school eifrht __fil9h school four vocational college fjys 

ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

^^ j^armer Dates iq-^o_iq.^i l»t Air ynrnp Dace& i q4?-i QdS 

n d Ingersoll Dates 1Q^1 2n d Qhlcapo DAtes j g^s-l QdQ 

rd Air ?orce Dates 1942-1945 3r d Rpckton Dates iQCjn- 



th Stulent Dates 1945-1949 5 th Chiropractor ^Da te a 1950- 

*^^g^°" .lethr.iiRt 

olltical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 'g^'pn^'"' ^ ^^^ti , gnhnoi •RpQ>"^.Q, 

- Lions. American Legion. Americas. .Chi ro.. AssV: IL Ohiro-: 'fobietv ; 

lace of marriage to your mother locVton'/ V/ihn.'IlTinois '' ' d ate P, Aup:ust 19^5^ 
OTE : If you were raised by a steptafcher or anothsr reiatlve give that data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 

our ttother 

lame lav-M Ar' ene :r:CTLIF7 ^ Current Roldence Hockton, ''vinn, IL 

f dead, date of death ]^ 

•lace of birth Polpit PnnV , v;iRc.nnRin Date of bl rth_21i_^iJiljL«L22I 

iducatlon (number of years) 

grade school o high school 4. vocational college 2 



>ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

'St Sr^hn^1 T ^^ohor- P^tcs -| q^ ^^ . 9^ ^ ]st gaYa^ipia ^ Dates ^ q j p. >| q^^ 

Ind Housewife Dates 1946- 2n d Chicago Dates i 946-1 949 

Ird Dates ^rd Rockton Dates 1950- 



le I i g I on 'ptholT st 

'olltical party, civl! or social dubs, sororities, etc. ??ppnh'l i nap , :Jpw "i^ri-hii-ry "^Ii . i K^ 

'lace of marriage to your fathftr ''O'rj'-^ov.; ^^''DnnQt^p'O, Illinois d ate S, AugV-st 1^-15 
lOTE: If you wer« raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 
this page (F-2). 



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

'lace of birth '^^■loi 'no'-- , - j i^r^rp o ^ n Pate of birth ir. Aijp-u.st 1 

Juniber of years of schooMng /'J^ Occupation Co^Jv 

Residence .VQ^:;--- ton, -•.ro. 'ill^ric^s Marital Status :?rriei. 

lumber of children one""" 



lame Jesri ^lizy^beth jiILLER 

'lace of birth Beloi t , ^.ocV, v/iscons-'n Date of birth 10. Aor^'l l^S"^ 

lumber of years of schooling Sixteen Occupation "to^e Cler> 

;eb i detiQ^ ^ooVt-n^ Vvinn. Illino'r Marital Status £ino;le 

lumber of ch i I dren "Tero 

lame ")g-i^1^ Jp'^es ''.Iiii:^"^. 

lace of birth ' rIo' \ , \or> , V' is c^nsin D ate of birth 11, Jamipry 1'~'5'^ 

lumber of years of schooling ^ if te en Occupation vtuion^" 

les i dence "?oc>'i'-i, ''ina. 1^^ Marital Status .jlnp:lp 

lumber of ch i I dren zern 

lame John Thcri"^ '"ILLT"' 

lace of birth r>^"".!oit, -a.-C'-:, ,'ipconsin' Date of birth '^1, Cctober . iq5 7 

lumber of year's of schooling Twelv Occupation Stu'lent 

iesi dence Rockton, 'l'inn,~lllin6i 5 Marital Status Slnf^le 

lumber o>^ ch M dren zero 

ame Siwarl DrvjI MILLER 

lace of birth -deloiTT" Rock-, Wisconsin Date of birth 7, October 1^5^ 
lumber of yejrs of schooling Eleven Occupation Student 
tes i dence Rockton. '''inn, Illinois Marital Status Sinp-le 

lumber of ch 1 1 dren zero 

' ' ' 

J ame 

Mace of bl rth Date of birth 

<umber of years of schooling . Occupation 

<es i dence Marital Status 

ilumber of ch ! Idren 



ilame 

Mace of birth ' ■■ — ■ |^^^^ ^^ birth 

dumber of years of schooling Occupation 

^e%i dence ~ TTarl tal Status 

'lumber of ch i I dren 

'<ame 



*lace of bi rtK ~ Date of blrth_ 

\lumSer of years of 's'c'fi'ool ! ng Occupatlon_ 

Residence Marital Status 

dumber of ch 1 Idren 



111. 



AsMi/iiMiNT OF LiTLRARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are wmincj) 

1 i,.M,.|w donate Uns family historv, along with all literary and adiinni',t.r,)t.ivc 
tujMis.to the Rock VaHey College Family History Collection, deposiLod m tlic 
iJixi-ford Puhiit library, Rockford, Illinois 

Signed ^i^>i flc niy 

Date __/Iry_A\ll2Jt 



GENl'lALOGY CHART 



Rueben 



MILLER 



Id James .HLLER 



n 1 1 , Jan. 1955 

ried 

d 



Leland 



mM^. 



Father 

r>26, Movember 1923 
M 8, Aurust 1Q45 
D 



V. 



Arthur R. .'-nLLER 



Grandfather 

b9, March 1880 
M25, Feb. 1903 
D12, Feb. 1964 



Great grandfather 



5th el Mav 2AHM 
randmotner 



' B 2, Ausrust 1852 
M12, lee. 1876 
Dl6, Nov. 1905 

£y.a^liar:y CAPHCN 
Great grandmother 

B,30, April 1854 
D21, Sept. 19^5 

Frank_ Z AHM 

b22, April 1856 

^ October 1881 
'^ll, Dec. 1916 



B 31 , jiarch 1884 
Dl3, July 1953 



: 

Edward p. SHQT^XFg, M H] ^ {IT, 
Grandfather D 28, March 1Q38 

B28, Nov. 1894 
M 5, Nov. 191Q 
D15, Dec. 1969 



Dawn Arlene SHOTLIF 



Mother 



21, July 1923 
8, August 1945 



[Marv RTlf^KROV; 

B 1, Dec. 186C 
Dll, June 1CI45 

y.a^^y^ri p. .qHOTT,T?F 



.Elena. ELLIS 

^16, Sept. 1865 
^13, Feb. ^^fX 



Lyle Lizette LIDDLi 



Grandmother 

^ 26, Dec. 1895 
D 



Walter W. LIDDLE 



B28, Feb. 1865 
M14, Feb. 1894 
D Jan. 1949 



Laaiie.GLSASMAN 

Bq, Sent. 1874 
^27, Feb. 1961 



LIST CF SOURCES 

Interviews: Leland S. .iiller 
Dawn A. Miller 
Lyle Shotliff 

The Shotliff Family Scrapbook 

Geneology of Mller family 

Family Bible of Florence Shotliff 

Photographs owned by: 
Shotliff Family 

Miller Family 
Photographs will be turned in at later date 



WESTV/ARD ^tOVS'ENT- 

Paternpl Grandfather's Si'le 
Banfield Capron was a stcwavay on a boat from England 5_n the 
year 1660. He settled in Aitleboro, Mass. His ."reat Fr^ndson 
Eenjamin Capron, Jr. in the year 173'^ -noved his fa-nily v^est to 
Rutland, Vemont. Joseph Oapron, Benjamin's son, ncved to Broome, 
Canada in 1795. The f=m-'"ly remained in Canada until my rreat 
grandfather came to the Roc-:ford area in the year 155'^. 

Paternal Granlmother ' s Side 
*1y granlmother ' s father's family came +o the United States from 
France in about 1S2?!. They lived in Chic '^'or-ia short ti"ie, but 
settled in Shirland, Illinois ?5round 1856. C-ranlmother ' s mother 
came to the United States :^rom Scotland in 1^20 p.nl settlei. in 
Ryegate, Vermont. They lived in Pennsylvania for a ''hort time around 
1835, but then moved to Shirlani, Illinois. 

'Tatemal Grand-father's Siie 
My great grandfather, Ziwari P. Shotli-^"^, c = me to the ^^nitei 
States from Ene^l^nd in =bout 1860 ani settled in '"ilmot, Illinois. 

"aternal "I" randmother ' s Si'^e 
Information couli not be found on this. It is knovn ho^-ever 
that they came from England befor^^ 1°65. 



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PATERNAL aRAN^FAT""^^R 
Arthur Ruben Miller (1880 - 1969) 

My Gran-ifather ,p;rew up in the country slie arouni the town 
of Shirlani, Illinois. He was borne4- and raised on a farm. '^he 
farm house was a very hir, place and contained many rooms. The 
house wasn't cowded at all with }iis two sisters and brother 
occupyinp: it too. The immediate family was all that lived in 
the house. 

Relip:ion played a big part in his family life. The church 
in v/hich his family attended was built sometime before the Civil 
V/ar and still stands today. 

Arthur worked during his younger days on the farm with his 
father and brother. There was plenty of work to be done on the 
farm. At the time most of the Shirland area was predominently 
rural. In fact, Grandpa married the rirl on the farm adjacent 
to his. 



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Py^.TERNAL GRANDMOTHER 
Ethel May Zahm (l884 - ^95'^) 

■•4y G rani mot her, as dii my Granifather. lived on g hip. farm 
outsile of Shirlani, Illinois. She was horned and raised nn 
the farm with her two brothers. With only the immediate family 
livlnf in the bip: farmhouse, thus the house was never crowded. 

(irnrndraother was ^levev employed because of the tremenlouR 
chores she had to do on the farm. However she always found 
time to play t}it piano, as she was an excellant pianist. 

ReTif^ion was an important part of her entire life. She 
spent countless hours as a little flirl helping:, however she 
could at the ^vlethodist Church. 



Ethel Zahm ani Arthur Miller 

3thel Zqhm ani Arthur Ivliller were neifrhborhooi fqr-ners. 
They frew up torether ani their -families helped ench other out 
on the two rnrmr. . Thev themselves leciled upon marriaf^e ani 
the fa'nilies ful ] v anproved. The couple movel into the villap-e 
of Jhjrianl, where Grandiia was a housewife and Grandpa continued 
to work on tfif-* farm. 

ActYnr continued to work on the far:i until ''Q''^. Then he 
became caretaker of the Sup;ar River Forest Preserve, which is 
just outoiie of ohirland. 

Holidays were spent back on their parents farms. The couple 
raised four children, three boys and a srirl and as time passed 
holidays were held at heme. Both Grandpa and Grandma shared in 
'\l'Scion makinr and all discipline-matters. 

Besides beinp- deepily involved with Church organizations, 
both were involved in the National Grange Association. 



Lelsn-i h'theibert Miller (l^?'^ - ) 

:"y Father, p.s ?ii s pprents, livel most of his life in 
Shirlp.ni. He w^p born on s. farm, but shortly afte"^ hi^ birth 
the family movp1 into the town. He lived in Shirlani until 
after hiph school ani then joined the Air Force, after work- 
inr pt Inrersoll in Hockford for one year. He was a tail- 
runner in a B-?'t bomber durine the war. Cn December ?^, 19A4. 
his nlane wrr shot down over Jhina and he was on the missing 
persons list until January 18, 19^5 when he made it back to 
our lines. 

As a boy he worked on the farm up until he put in one 
year at Inp:ersoll. He then joined the Air Force and went over 
seas. A.fter coming back from over seas he was graduated from 
chiroprpctin?^ school. 

After -iraduatinf^ from !Tational Hhiropractinq; Clinic, he 
started uracticinr in "Rockford. Dad has been very active in 
community services. He belonp;s to the American Lep"ion and Lions 
Club. He served eipht years on the Rockton jfade School Board 
of Eiucation, and is oresently servinp- his sixth year on the 
Hononerah Rirh School Board of Education and has held the o.-^fice 
of Secrptary his l-st two years. Dad, as the whcle family, has 
been active J n the iethodist church. Dad is a sports enthusiast 
and attends many of the are^ snortina; events. 



'\A T ?.l. :-f AL C- '{ A M ■)? A TK SR 
ZU'^vi rortess -hotlif-f (189-^ - 196Q) 

:iy Grsnif qther, like my Crani-nother live^l in '^ocVton, prA 
spent most of his life there. The ho\ise he live'i in still stanis 
today and his two sisters now live there. Granrlpa's immediate 
family were the only ones who lived in the house and it was 
never crowied. When he was married he moved out, but his sisters 
have never married and still live in the house. 

iy Great Irandfather was a horse shoer until horses became 
scarce and then he became a painter. They were a strictly a 
middle-clpss family with his wife beinp a housewife. 

The family were very active I-Iethodists, livinp; only a few 
blocks from the church. Cn the holidays their relatives came 
to visit at their home and also family reunions on both sides 
of the fpmily were held annually. Unlike my Grandmother's 
family, my Granifather ' s ^.lother was the discinliner . 

Grandpa went to Rockton Hifrh School for four years and then 
attended the Rockford Business School for two years. At the 
Hockfori school he took business courses such as; typinp;, short- 
hand, and other oTfice reouirements . Once out of school he went 
to work at Pairban^-'s -'lorse in Beloit. Shortly there after he 
joined the Navy and foueht in World V«'ar I. While in France on 
a pptrol he was shot in the rear while on a motorcycle and 
received a purple heart for it. 



de then re turiie-i frcm. the "/ar and he ani Lyi e Li'llle -ieciiei 
thpt it was ti^if^ to p'F;"! Marriel. Thus their "nn r-rvi -^i life to.""ether 
had started. 



Ak T EHK A I, ■} RAN mC THER 
Lyle bizette Liidle (1895 - ) 

-Iv Gran-imother r,rev/ up in the villap;e of Rock-ton an1 has 
snent the greater percentage of her life there. She lived in 
a 1^-^f^e farm hou.se in^iie the villaf^e limits. She lived on the farm 
with one brother ani two sisters. The house was not crowded at 
all because of the five bedrooms that it hal. Besides the im- 
mediate fnnily in the household, there was a "hard man and a 
hard woman'' these are similar to what a maid and hired man would 
be now. Wayne, a brother, continued to live on the farm when 
everyone else moved out. 

Livinf on a ^'^O acre farm the whole family had to help out 
with the chores. My G-reat Grandfather led a very routine 
fy^rminp; life. Early in the morning he milked cows then ate 
breaKfast. After breakfast he went to the fields and returned 
Rf.ain to eat lunch. After lunch it was back to the fields and 
then home for sunner. The cows had to be milked once again 
then he could relax with the family. V.'ith the money that was 
brought in he nanae:ed to send his four children to school. 

The family was Methodist, which was one of the three churches 
in the village o"^ Rockton. At this time Rockton had a po-oulation 
of ?.'^0 . The other two churches were a Baptist and a Gongrega- 
tionftl . 

.'■.'ost of the important decisions were made by the parents. 



Hov/ever, the chil 'iren ani their folks ieciied v/here ani when 
they wouli f.o to school. Granimother decile'l u-oon Beloit Oolleffe 
with a major in math. Oisciriline was carried out by the father 
ani usually just a "strict tongue lashin.-^" was all it took. 

The villa^^e celebrated the 'ith of July in the park, which 
was a bir event every year. A settler's picnic was also a big 
event in June. Other activities included visitinft and also fairs 
were a very popular ■oasstime in the summer. The family received 
its' fJrst ohono/3;raph in 1906 and bought their first car, a 
Nash; in 1911. 



Lyle .'^iiiie and Ei Shotliff 

Ivlarriare wq s leciied uvon when Ed 3?iotliff returned from 
war. Lyle liiiilp and Ed had boon f^oinp; tc^^eDier fnv cuite a 
v;hile and decided it was time to get n-iarried. Per the firet 
fou?:^ mcnt','" of i.}:^ Tiarriapie they lived ia a prriall hoi!?e .lext 
to Ed ' n 01 1 homo. They then moved to their present day house 
on the other side of town. This house was not crowded because 
of the thrre bedrooms it had. 

Grandmother tdu-7;ht for two years of their married life. 
The f i rat year at Cwen C;enter Trade School and the next year 
at Caoron Grade school. 'Ay Grandfather returned to PairbanVs 
i.lorse after the war but only worked there for about six months. 
He then became the cashier at Rockton State Bank. While wcrkinp: 
here he was once locked in the vault when Baby Face Nelson held 
un the bank. Durinp- the depression the bank closed down and he 
set up his own insurance business. The business is now operated 
by his vounp;est son, Jim. The income was used to put four 
child-r-en throup:h school and for travelling when all of their 
chillren were p-rcv/n. 

Holidays were spent a'- -.leir own home as they still are 
todav. A family reunion also is attended. This year marked the 
7fth aaniversary of the Gleasman reuinion (Lyle's Mothers family) 

As thei'^ Parents did, they also raised their children. 
attending the Metho^Ust church. Both parents took care of the 



liaciolinv but never use'3 any Virii of "nhysioR.! ■ounish-nent , All 
four of their children, two boys n.nri two p:irls, attended tlip 
colle/^e of their choice. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ivdwpr'i ,^?iotl.i ^f celebrated their 50th weddtnp- 
anniversary on Nove'iiber 2, 19^^9 at the Sweden House in RocV-ford. 
All of their four children, fourteen grandchildren, one preat 
'grandson and living brothers and sisters were attending. 



■)awn Arlene Shotliff (192"^ - ) 

I'.'r/ .lother, as her parents, lived .most of her life in ^.ockton. 
3he lived in the two story brick house across from the school (in 
which her Barents moved when they were just married). The house 
was not crowded with her two brothers and a sister livinr there. 
The immediate family was the only to live in the house. It was 
a very convenient place for the house; across the street from 
the school, a half mile from downtown and centrally located 
between Rockford and Beloit. 

Mom stayed at home until 1942, then she attende/Northern 
Illinois University at Dekalb. At Northern she took courses 
toward a teachinpr dep;ree, and after two years recieved a limited 
teaching, decree. During the years of V/orld War II she tauf^bt at 
Savanna Grade bchcol . She taught for three years before she 
was married to Leland Miller when he returned from the war. 

As a younp p:irl she worked at a Dime store and baby sat 
for money. She was very active in church activities as a younster 
as she still is. She has belonged to numerous church organi- 
zation, ivlcm has been a Sunday school teacher for many years 
and has put in countless hours of volunteer hours at the Rockton 
:/Iethodist Church. She has continued as the third generation to 
working har1 at the church making their famous "fried cakes". 
She also put in time doing volunteer work with the Girl Scouts. 



Dawn Shotliff ha1 been rolnp- with Leland Miller, e Shirlani 
boy, during: their hiph school years. Lee then v;ent into the 
air force an'H went overseas in 19-^4. They eventually ffot married 
on August 8, 1945. 



DAWN oHCTLI?? AND uELANO /iILLSR 

./larria'^e was leci'lel upon when Lee .liller returned from 
over seas lurinp; WWII. Lee, and Dawn Shotliff went top'ether 
lurinp- their hip-h school years. After fretting- out of the Air 
Force Lee ani Dawn livel in ChicaPio while Lee went to National 
Chiropractor Clinic. They lived in a small house on the west 
side of town fof about four years. They then moved to another 
house in Rockton and finally built the house which we have lived 
in for the last nineteen years. Ciir present day house was not 
crowded even with five children. It is a two story, four bed- 
room house with a larre side lot. 

Jlom taufrht school in Rockton their first year back. Dad 
set up his doctors office in Rockford, and started practicine'. 
Mom only taupiht for one year, but Dad still practice in Rockford. 

Holidays were snent at the home of their parents. Holidays 
now are scent at our home. They also attend -reunions on both 
sides of the family. 

As their parents, and grandparents, they raised their 
children in the aethodist church. Both parents handle the 
discioline but Dad usually makes the bi?; decisions. 

Y/e have been a very close family and have travelled a lot. 
We have also been fortunate that we have been a healthy family. 



Donali J. Miller ' 
(1955 - ) 

I was born in Beloit, V/isconsln, but have livei all -^y 
life in Roc^ton. j?"or the first four -ncnths ve livei in => 
small house in the center nf town. We then moved to our 
present day house. Rockton has just recently gone over the 
2,000 population mark. I attended Rockton Grade School, and 
Hononegah High School. The high school at this time had 700 
students it presently has 900 students. I am now attending 
Rock Vally College. 

I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. My oldest brother Tom 
is 28 years old, married, with 1 child and lived in Rockton. 
My sister is 21 years old presently living at home and employed 
by Mary Lester Fabrics in Beloit, John, 17 and Ed, 15 are my 
younger brothers and are attending Hononegah High School. 

We have always been a sports minded family. Tom played 
basketball and football at Hononegah and also continued his 
basketball career at NIU for four years. After four years at 
NIU the Dallas Cowboys of the NFC offered him a contract which 
he turned down. My younger brothers and I have participated in 
sports at Hononegah and my father and sister have attended many 
sporting events. 

We have also been a very fortunate family in that we have 
been able to travel a lot. In the summer months of the years of 
1962, 196'3 and 1964 we traveled west to Oregon. It was a f^reat 
trip in which we covered over 2,000 miles and saw many r>oints of 
interest. For the last three years we have traveled north to 



upper Wisconsin and have enjoyed our lakeside camping: spo-ts, 
My futur plans consist of attaining a Major in Biology 
Education with a i^Iinor in P.S. I plan on attending Western 
Illinois University. I would like to teach and coach a few 
years, then go into Biology research areas. 






MILLER. LINDA MARIEV 1957- 



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>I.KA>-.K TYIM': PLKASi: PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COP JF YOUR 
fAMM.Y HISTORY. 

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

Sn that your family history can be made more useluL to historians and 
)Lhers study Inr, American families, we are asking you t (j fill out the forms 
jelow. Tills will take you only a few minutes, and will be easily made over 
Into an Index which will permit archive users ready access to Just tiiose 
Icinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 



Your name L,r/P(^ fl) PjRlB miL^)-^p. 
Date of form ^pri I ^(^ I ^ 1 ( ^ 

Y f ) u r college: Roc k Valley College 
Rockford , Illinois 



Office Use Code 

(ID # ) 

(II) // ) 



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



Before 1750 X 1750-1800 
'1850-1 900 



1800-1850 



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 A t la n t i c (N . Y . , I' e una . , N . .1 . 

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

(l,a ., Miss ., Ala . ,Tenn,Ky . ) : Wast South Cen t ral (Ark . , N . M . , Tex . , ok . ) 

X East North Cen t ra 1 (Mi ch . , Oh i o , I nd . ) _}(_Pac i f ic (Ca 1 . , Wash . ) 
' (Hawaii .Alaska) % (111., Wise.,) 

Please check a 1 1 occupational categories in whicii members ol y(Mir 
family whom you have discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

X Farming X Mining X Shopkeeping or small business 

X^ Transportation Big Business Manufacturing 

X Professions V Industrial Labor Other 



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

X Roman Catholic Jewish ^ Presbyterian Methodist 

Baptist Episcopalian Congregational Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon Other Protestant 



Other (name) 



V.'hat ethnic and social groups- arc discussed in your paper? 

French 



X. Swed 1 sh 

Blacks 

Jews \ 



Other Scandinavian X German 

V I ndians Mexicans Puerto Ricans X l^istern i; uropt 



I tal ians 



Slavs 



y Irish 



East Asian 



Central Europeans 
British X Native Americans over several j'enerations 



Other (Name) 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history' 



y^ Interviews with other Y Family Bibl( 
family members X Land Record; 



A V ital Records 
X Photographs X Maps 



Family Genealogies 

Y^ The U.S. Census 



Other 



FAMILY DATA '^ 

A . Grandfather (your father's side ) 

Name F:.':.::ic . .ILlEd Current Residence 



Date of birth October I3» 1^79 Place of birth Giiilford T o uiship 

Date of death Kovonbcr 17, 194 ?- P_lace of buria] ~St. llaiyb'Oeiietery, GalenaV 11 1 

Education (number of years); 

grr.de schoolj high school vocational __dollege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
Is t F.irj.ier Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

4 th Dates 4 th Dates 

R e 1 i g i o n Jc.tholia 

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

Democrat 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother '.-:,l. ■_'_-., 111. date Jaiiu iry 1 3 y 1 9C 7 

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

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Bertha QHLGAilT Current Residence 

Date of birth Jizly 19, 1S90 Place of birth Galen a , 111 . 

Date of death Aug-^st 15, 1972 Place of burial St. IIar?/' s Jemetery, G alena , "ill 

Education (number of years): 

grade school '■- high school vocational ___^ 

college 

Occupation (s) PLACE OF Rl-SIDKNCE 

(after leaving homo) 



1st 'loiiscyife 


Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd Kousc Keo-jiiig 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 
Dates 


3rd 


D a t e s 


4th 


4 th 


Dates 


Religion Gatholic 









Political party, civil or socialclubs, sororities, etc. 

^ei.ioeru.t 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Galena , 111 . date January 13, 1907 

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



A-2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

c; liege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Religion 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd 
3rd_ 
4th 



vocational 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Da tes 

Da tes 

D ate s 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 

i-2 Stepgrand mother (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 



voca t ional 



Occupa t Ion (s ) 

iBl 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 



.1st 

_2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Rel igion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

N '"" t^ ..llnknam__ 

I);itc of birth 

Date of death 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 1 g i on 



Current Residence 

Place of birth 

Place of burial 

voca t iona 1 



college 



lst_ 
2nd 
_3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, (itc: 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



d a t e 



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



Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name iv:vf.i-m ■: . .Vm^V/Q-; 



Current Residence 



Date of birth AUf_^ust "12, 1L9j 
Date of death October 25. 19^8 
Education (number of years) 



grade school 



high school_ 



Place of birth lAibu-gio , lo-tju 

Place of burial :t. OlJy.Th, Diihnq ur!, Tpija 

vocational Guttler Jus i^ol ^ tige 



Occupation (s) 

] s t F ire ?: l iarino Insur ancePa tes 

2 n d Dubuque mnoln.qnl p. C,-^n c>.o^ tes 

3rd W.P.A. Dates 

4 th Dates_ 

R e 1 i g i o n J:>.tnolic 



PLACE OF Ri:SIDKNCE 
(after leaving home) 
_ls t.j£^5_it^^-^;iQj^ _^. Da I es_ . _ _ 



_2nd 
3rd 
4th 



Da 1 fs 
Ual cs 
Da tes 



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

Benocrat, L adi^- ^R Gnthnl-in Pnn nvnl -.^^t Soci^^ty ^ itoyal Neig hbors 

Place of marriage to your grandfather ' Dale 

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

''^' ^^ gflve th»t d«-ta on th'e back of this page (D-:') 



C-2 Scepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth 
Date oi death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupa t Ion (s ) 



1st 
2nd 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t ional 



col lege 



Ist 
_2nd_ 
_3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Da t es_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Rel Igion 

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



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

Nane 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



Date- 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



Occupation (s ) 

l«t 

2ad 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Da te8_ 
Da tea 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



col lege 



Ist 
2nd 
.3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESLDKNCK 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Rel iglon 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of aarrlage to your grandfather 



]) a t e 



Cmi.DREN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your fathers name should appenr below 
I . Name WM c^nn a.-vtv^^fl.i ..ILL^ 



Place of birth Scales ..oi:ind^ 111. ^ date Feb, 4, 190£ 

Number of years of schooling"" Occupation Housewif o 

Residence IhibiiquOj loiic Marital Status vddow 

Number of children_2 Death ____^____ 

^•1^^ i^ o Chixrlos MILLliL i. 

I'lace of birth Scales liovo^d^ m. date Aiigust 23, 191C 

Number, of years of schooling [■ Occupation Woldor 

Res i d (■ n c e ;k: lor,a j 111 . Marital Status ,^,:.-T-ioG 

Nuinb(_'r of children^^ Death 

N a me A1 pr.p-r.-i i ;; vy i TLLiQ 



Place of birth .q^.-n^p ..mTncl^ Jll., date_ 



Number of years of schooling_C Occupation oiisovrif o 

Residence ugl pr.a j 111 Marital Status viL;oi; 

Number of children -; Death 



Name Jhil^^^ ^ 

P 1 a c r" o f' b 1 r th Scale h Hound. Ill» <^1 ■» t ''1914 

Number of years of schooling Oci- up.i t i o n 

Residence ___^ M a r i t a 1 Stat u s 

Number of children death_1_;i_4 



Name Francis Joseph lilLLEE 



Place of birth Scales Hound, 111* da te October 30 « 1916 

Number of years of schoolin g_8 c c u p a t i o nli idepend ent store o^mer 

Reside n c e Galona, 111 . Marital Status - Carrie d 

Number of children o . Death 

Nam e Child 

Place of birth Scales Iloiind, 111. date T;2 C 



Number of years of schooling_ Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children ; death 1 . -H 



Namejx^-l^j^ nn1nr-^<? llTTJiK'? ,, , ^ .,-,„^ 

Place of birth r-^iop ^ ^ m . date iJO^* ^y ' -'O 

Number of years of schooling_9 Occupa tionKousei.iie 

Residenc e C-alcna, 111. Mar ital Stat us liarried ^ 

Number of childrenj death 

Name Edxjard Albert HILLBli 

Place of birth Galena, 111. date April 20, 19 27 

Number of years of schooling 13 Occ upa t ion Office lianager, 

Residenc e Cialona, 111. Mar ital Stat us i.a rriod 

Number of children_2 death 

N a me 

Plai'J^of birth clate_ 



Niimb.T of years of scliooling Oc c upa t 1 o n _ 

Residence Marital Status __ 

number of children death . — .. 



Name 



Place of birth date _, 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Martial Status 

Numlirr ol children ._'J^'-"'' 



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

1. Ha Be ]'jii^ Kathgrinc BirTLSil 

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Name EdT'ai-d Albert illLLER ^Current Residence ualena. 111, 

Date of birth April 20, 1927 Place of bitth "^alona, LU. 

Date of Death Place of burial 



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grade school ^ high - school ^- vocational "^ college 



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1st U.S. Ar;.iy Dates 1950-1952 1st Dubuque ,. 1o\kx Da tesi ./ o-..;9 

2nd Battery Factory Dates 1952-«1955 2nd .loclcford, 111. Da te si 9/^9-50 



3rd Farly :>: Loetcher Dates 1955-1962 3rd Gerriany Dates lS50-52 

4th John Westv/ick Dates 1962- present 4th Galena. 111. D a t e s 1 52-76 

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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 uary liatherine BUTLER Current Residence Galena, 111. 



Date of birth July 19, 1934- Place of birth iJabuquo, loTja 

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grade s chool C high" s c h o o 1 A. voca t i o n a 1 3 co liege 



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1st ^ffice^jmrse _ D a t e s 1 958-1 968 1st Dubuque , lo^ja Dates 1953-56 

Dates 196S-1971 2nd Galena, ^1. Date si 957-76 

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Place of blrth Pubuquoj Iowa i)ate of b 1 r t h Septenbor 12, 1957 

Number of years of schooling 13 Occupatio n atiido -t 

Residence Qa.lsna, 111. Marital S ta tus si:!:!:^ 

Number of children C_ death 

Name Jiidiacl David ijLllcr 



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Lll. 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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SOURCE OF INFORMATION 

I want to thank the following people, who, contributed greatly 
to this family history: 

Edward Miller 
Mary Miller 
Alberta White 
Florence Murphy 
Mildred Miller 
Helen Berryman 
Gertrude Webster 
Johanna Webster 
Lil Parker 
Robert Ohlgart 
Bertha Dieninger 
Velma Miller 
Filena Keas 
Olive Bussan 
Rose Altfilllsch 
Edward F. Miller 
Ida Meader 

OTHER SOURCES USED 
Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 
Public Library, Galena, Illinois 
Jo Daviess County, Court house, Galena, 111 
Dubuque County, Court house, Dubuque, Iowa 



PLACES WRITTEN FOR INFORMATION: 
Bureau of Vital Statistics in Des Moines, Iowa 
Bureau of Vital Statistics in Springfield, Illinois 
Bureau of Vital Statistics in Chico, California 

BURIAL SITES VISITED FOR INFORMATION; 
Guilford Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois 
Scales Mound, Jo Daviess County, Illinois 
Apple River, Jo Daviess County, Illinois 
Warren, Jo Daviess County, Illinois 
Key West, Dubuque County, Iowa 
Sand Springs, Iowa 
Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois 



PREFACE 

This familj' history, I leave as my heritage to 
the generations of my family who will come after 
my life time. My hope is that they may gain insight 
and knowledge of their ancestors, and of their 
contributions, great or small, to the formation of 
our great country. My goal will be accomplished if 
even one person in the future generations can find, 
in this document, a name, date, or an event, which 
is important or of Interest to them, and difficult 
to obtain. 



Peter 


MULLER 




Bom: 


1801 in Ge 


many 


Died: 


October 7, 


1863 


Married: Margare 


tha BRUCE 




in Germany . | 


Childr 


en: 7 




Buried 


Singer C 


emetery 




Guilford 


Township, 




Illinois 





Margaretha BRUCE | 


Born: 


June 24, 1798 




in Germany 


Died: 


December 1, 1856 


Harried: Peter MULLER | 




in Germany 


Childr, 


n: 7 


Buried 


Singer Cemetery 




Guilford Township, 




Illinois 




Cat he 



Ine MILLER 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Married: a MARK 



Margret MILLER 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Married: John GESNER 



MILLER 
1831 in Gi 
Unk 




Nicholas MILLER 
Born: June 24, 1833 

in Germany 
Died: May 17, 1918 
Married: Mary BRUICE 
Buried: 
Childre 



Jacob MILLER 

Born: 1835 in Germany 

Died: December 1854 



Sophia MILLER 
Born: 1839 in G 
Died: Unknown 



John MILLER 
Born: 1844 
Died: Unki 



Mary Anna BRUICE 
Born: November 20, 1842, 
Died: March 4, 1925 
Harried: Nicholas MILLER 
Children: 10 



Mary MILLER, Born November 20, 186v, 
Died: February 22, 1925 



Peter MILLER, Born: Novemb€ 
Died: , August 28, 1929 



John 


MILLER 






Born 


1870 






Died 


1943 






Anna 


MILLER 






Born 


Augua 


t 9 


1872 


Died 


June 


21, 


1967 



Joseph MILLER 

Born February 22, 1874 

Died: March 13, 1966 

Theresa MILLER 
Born: Hay 22, 1877 
Died: August 31, 1957 



Frank MILLER 
Born: October 13, 1879 
Birthplace: Guilford Towuihip, 111 
Married: .Bertha OHLGART 
Died: November 17, 1942 
Buried: St. Hary's Cemetery, 
Galena, Illinois 



Albert MILLER 

Born: August 16, 1886 

Died: November 22, 1957 

Bertha OHLGART 
Born: July 19, 1890 
Died: August 15, 1972 
Birthplace: Galena, Uli 
Married; Frank MILLER 
Children: Eight 



ena Gertrude MILLER 

n: February 4^ 1908 
Birthplace': Scales Mound, Illinois 
Married; Albert COI.EMAN - Ray KEA8 

Charles MILLER 
Born; August 23, 1910 
Birthplace: Scales Mound, Illinois 
Married: Dorothy HANEf 

Alberta Mary MILLER 

Born; March 6, 1912 

Birthplace: Scales Mound, Illinois 

Married: Clarence WHITE 



child bor 



1914 



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Francis Joseph MILLER 
Born: October 30, 1916 
Birthplace; Scales Mound, Illinois 
Married: Velma TEMPERLK 

Child Born 1920- Died 1520 

Helen Delores MILLER 

Born: February 2, 1923 

Birthplace: Galena, Illinois 

Married: Marion EHRLER - HAROLD BERRYMAl,' 



Edward Albert MILLER 
Born; April 20, 1927 
Birthplace; Galena, Illlhois' 
Married: Mary Katherlne BUTLER 



Mary Katherine BUTLER 
Born July 18, 1934 
Birthplace: Dubuque, I. 
Married; Edward Albert MILLER 




arie MILLER 
September 12, 1957 
Birthplace: Dubuque, Iowa 

Michael David MILLER 
Born: August 1, 1959 
Birthplace: Dubuque, Iowa 



THE PETER MULLER FAMILY 

Great, Great Grandparents ( Paternal ) 
of Linda Marie MILLER 



Peter MULLER was born in Germany in 1801. He was married to Margaretha 
BRUCE, who was also born in Germany. 

Peter MULLER is listed in the 1850 census as having five children at 
home, Peter, Nicholas, Jacob, Sophia, and John all born in Germany. 
His last will, made out in 1863, lists the above children and two more 
daughters, Margret, who was married to John GESSNER, and Catherine, 
who was married to a MARK. The writer can only assume that Margaret 
and Catherine were married at the time the census was taken in 1850. 

The first official record of Peter MULLER was August 31, 1863 when 
he sold seventy-seven and one half acres of ground to his son Nicholas 
MILLER for six hundred and fifty dollars. The land situated and being 
in the County of Jo Daviess, Guilford Township, State of Illinois, 
U.S.A., being the east half of the south east quarter of section 
number twenty eight (28) north range number three (3) east of the 
fourth (4) principal meridian. The deed shows the transaction between 
Peter MULLER and Nicholas MILLER and where sealed, the name MILLER is 
spelled MULLER. 

The last Will and Testament of Peter MILLER, made on the 27th day of 
September, 1863, reads in part; "I give and bequeath to my son Nicholas 
MILLER, two horses, one wagon, one set of harness, three cows, one, one 
horse plow and one, two horse plow, having the same at present in his 
possession. " 

Peter MULLER is buried along side his wife Margaretha BRUCE in the Singer 
Cemetery, a Catholic Cemetery. 



At the time of this writing, Peter MULLER'S stone is broken. The stone 
of Margaretha BRUCE is in fair condition. Singer Cemetery is a Catholic 
Cemetery, located about one mile southwest of the MILLER farm. It is 
a small cemetery, fenced to keep the cattle out, and situated in a 
pasture far enough from the road that you see it, only if you are looking 
for it. 

The MILLER farm is located six and eight tenths miles North of Galena, 
Jo Daviess County, Illinois, U.S.A., on the Stage Coach Road. The town 
of Galena, laid out in 1826, was the first city of the northwest to 
organize under a charter. It boasted of twenty houses and one hundred 
and fifty people. Galena's population grew to one hundred houses and 
eight hundred inhabitants by 1828 and in 1830 it had one hundred fifty 
houses and nine hundred inhabitants. At this time there took a great 
influx of farmers into Jo Daviess County, Illinois. In 1849 the population 
of Jo Daviess County was about seventeen thousand. The population of the 
city of Galena, Illinois, U.S.A. was about six thousand. 

The MILLER farm was also located about seven miles southwest of Charles 
Mound, the highest elevation of the land in Illinois. It rises 1235 feet 
above sea level. 

Peter MULLER and Margaretha BRUCE were courageous to move to a new country 
with seven children. This move was probably prompted by reports, which 
were arousiug much interest in Germany in the 1840' s of great opportunities 
in a new land. 



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THE NICHOLAS MILLER FAMILY 

Great Grandparents (Paternal) 
of Linda Marie MILLER 



Nicholas MILLER, the son of Peter MILLER and Margaretha BRUCE, was 
married in Germany to Mary Anna BRUICE. The first name of Mary Anna 
BRUICE'S father is not known to the writer, however, a story has been 
passed down through the generations, that either her father or grand- 
father served under Napolean, and saw Napolean chained to a rock. 

It is believed that Nicholas MILLER and Mary Anna BRUICE were married 
in 1858 when she was sixteen years old. 

Sometime between 1858 and November 20, 1860, the Nicholas MILLER'S 
moved from, Guilford Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, U.S.A. to Chico, 
California in search of gold. While in California their first two 
children were born. What prompted their return to Jo Daviess County, 
Illinois is not known, but is assumed that they found California 
teeming with miners and gold prospectors, who were finding little if 
any gold, and due to the heavy influx of people to California, suitable 
living accomodations were scarce, and expensive, and the cost of food, 
clothing and other necessities were higher than they had expected. 

On August 31, 1863, Nicholas MILLER bought a parcel of land from his 
father, Peter MILLER, for the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars. The 
land was located in the east half of the southwest quarter of section 
twenty-eight (28), township three (3), north of range two (2), east of 
the fourth (4) principal meridian in the County of Jo Daviess, State of 
Illinois, U.S.A. The parcel of land consisted of seventy seven and one 
half (Uh) acres. 



Peter MILLER, his wife, and two children began a farming career on 
this seventy-seven and one half illh) acres, living in a rock house. 
Sometime later they built a new frame home, which consisted of ten or 
eleven rooms. Ihey were hard working people who realized that seventy- 
seven acres wasn't enough land to produce the crops needed to reach 
their goals. When neighboring farmers decided to quii. farming, Nicholas 
MILLER purchased their land until he had acquired a total of 308 acres 
before his death May 17, 1918. 

Religion played a very important role in their lives. They were strict 
catholics, who would harness the horses and go to Galena, Jo Daviess, 
Illinois, a distance of six and eight tenths miles, to hear mass. 
Weather conditions weren't important to thera, but when they arrived 
in Galena, Illinois the horses were taken to the stables and the walked 
the remaining five or six blocks to St. Mary's church. Some of the 
MILLER children received a catholic education and to accomplish this 
the children lived with the sisters of Notre Dame and Peter paid their 
room and board. 

When the catholics in Scales Mound, Illinois, which is about three miles 
from the MILLER farm, decided to build the Holy Trinity Church, Peter 
MILLER helped haul rock and helped build the church out of the rock. 
Frequently the MILLERS would see Indians in the area. Mary Anna BRUICE 
had a horrible fear of the Indians, in fact, such a fear that she would 
hide when she saw them. The Indians never bothered them and it is told 
that Peter was a good friend of a nearby Indian. When one of the MILLER 
children was a baby, an Indian came to the house to see the child and 
Peter let him. When the Indian left the house, he blew a whistle, which 
Mary Anna BRUICE thought was a call to other Indians, however, he was 



only calling his squaw, who was hiding behind a bush as he wanted 
her to see the child also. 

Mary Anna BRUICE was an immaculate housekeeper. She could cook and 
bake anything, and kept everything and everyone in order in the house. 

Nicholas MILLER became a naturalized citizen of the United States on 
March 8, 1869. 

In May of 1918, Nicholas MILLER became ill. Surgery was required and 
was performed on the dining room table in his home. Three or four days 
after the surgery he passed away. 

After the death of Nicholas MILLER, his wife remained on the farm and 
would travel by horse and buggy alone within the immediate vicinity. 
She became very fond of the horse she xjas driving, and after the horses 
death, she had the hide made into a robe. This robe has been passed 
down through the generations and is presently owned by a great grandson 
to the best of my knowledge. 

On August A, 1919, Mary Anna BRUICE sold the farm to her son, Frank 
MILLER. She remained on the farm until March, 1920 when she and her 
daughter Mary moved to Galena, Illinois. She purchased a brick home 
located at the southerly thirty (30) feet of lot sixty four (64) 
(north of Brown Street) on the west side of Gratiot Street, now called 
Dewey Avenue. 

On February 22, 1925, Mary Anna BRUICE' S daughter, Mary, passes away. 
On the day of the funeral it was very cold and the members of the family 
didn't want Mary Anna BRUICE to attend the service at Singer Cemetery, 
in Guilford, Illinois. However, she insisted that she must attend the 



service, and she did attend. She caught a cold which turned into 
pneumonia, from which she hadn't recovered, when she died from a heart 
attack on March 4, 1925, less than two weeks after her daughters death. 

Nicholas MILLER, his wife Mary Anna, and his daughter Mary, are all 
buried in Singer Cemetery, Guilford Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois. 

The Nicholas MILLER'S had ten children: Mary, Nicholas, Margaret, 
Peter, John, Anna, Joseph, Theresa, Frank, and Albert. 

Mary MILLER was born November 20, 1860, in Chico, California, she 
remained single, lived at home until her death. She is buried in 
Singer Cemetery, Guilford Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois. 

Nicholas MILLER was born April 20, 1862, Chico California, he married 
Nellie TRUMB. He had no children. He lived in the Dakota's for 
several years, however, he spent the last years of his life in the home 
of Frank MILLER'S daughter Alberta. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery 
Galena, Illinois. 

Margaret MILLER was born, date unknown, in Guilford Township, Jo Daviess 
Illinois. She was married to Fred RUHFEL and had two children; Caroline 
and Fred. Caroline has passed away and is buried in California. Fred 
has passed away and is buried in Chicago. Margaret MILLER is buried in 
California. 

There is a little story to tell on Margaret. She came from her home in 
Chicago to visit in Galena, Illinois. She was picked up in a horse and 
buggy when she arrived in Galena. When she reached her destination, she 
jumped from the buggy, brushed herself off and said, "Oh, horse feathers!" 



Peter MILLER was born November 3, 1866, in Guilford Township, 

Jo Daviess, Illinois. He married Lena SAAM who was born in 1877 and 

died in 1947. Both Peter MILLER and his wife Lena SAAM are buried 

in St. Mary's Cemetery, Galena, Illinois. They had eight children: 

O'Tilda, Monica, Mildred, Andrew, Aloyius, Edward, Raymond and Margaret, 

0' Tilda was born December 20, 1904 and 
died December 20, 1904. 

Monica MILLER married Luis SULLIVAN 

and had 6 children: Mary, Helen, Timothy, 

Dennis, John and Monica. 

Mary SULLIVAN married William ABLER and they 
had one child Michele. 

Monica SULLIVAN married Edward GAROSALO, 
and they have no children. 

Mildred MILLER remained single and is living in 
Dubuque, Iowa. 

Andrew MILLER married Irma HASKEN and they had four 
children; Donald, Joan, Jean, and Linda. 

Donald MILLER married Glenda WALLACE. 

Joan MILLER married David HOWELE and had two 
children; Susan and Laura. 

Jean MILLER married Howard STADEL and they 
have six children; Nadine, Lisa, Ann Marie, 
Kathy, Debra and Jennifer. 



Linda MILLER married Dennis NODORFT. 

Aloyius MILLER was born May 6, 1911 and Died September 
2, 1923. 

Edward MILLER married Liean TURNER and had three daughters 
Shirley, Dorothy and Karen. He divorced Liean TURNER and 
married Florence KNAUTZ. 

Shirley MILLER married George BRADSHAW and they 
have three children. 

Karen MILLER married Paul ELLIOTT and they have 
three children: Kelly, Sherry and Rene. 

Dorothy MILLER married John PETERS and they have 
three children. 

Raymond MILLER married Rose SCHULTZ and had two children: 
Janice and Carol. 

Janice MILLER married Dennis MASON and had one 
child: Jodi. 

Carol MILLER married James KNOX and have two 
adopted children: Paula and Steve. 

Margaret MILLER was born October 13, 1917 and Died December 
19, 1917. 

Peter MILLER'S occupation was farming. Their farm was located about 
one and one half miles east of Galena, Illinois on the Black Jack Road. 
Peter MILLER was killed when he fell from Saint Mary's Grade School roof 
while doing volunteer work for the school. 



John MILLER was born in 1870, in Guilford Township, Illinois. He 
married Thresa SAAM who was born in 1876 and died in 1922. They had 
two children: Eugene and Camilla. 

Camilla MILLER married James MAHONEY and had two children: 
Eugene and Patricia. 

John MILLER and his wife Thresa SAAM are both buried in Singer 
Cemetery, Guilford Township, Illinois. John ran a butcher shop in 
Scales Mound, Jo Daviess, Illinois until he retired. John MILLER 
was remarried to Ann HOLTING. 

Anna MILLER born August 9, 1872, in Guilford Township, Illinois 
married John SAAM who was born on June 2, 1869. Both Anna MILLER 
and John SAAM are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Galena, Illinois. 
They had 5 children: O'Della, Veronica, Gertrude, Rosena and JoHanna. 

O'Della SAAM was born in Jo Daviess County, Illinois 
and married Mathew ALTFILLISCH and had nine children: 
Mathias, Adaline, Alfred, Eveleyn, Olive, Marie, Marjorie 
Eugene and Clarence. 

Mathias ALTFILLISCH married Dorothy EDWARDS and 
three children: Robert, April, and Mavis. 

April EDWARDS married Daniel LUNEY and had 
two children. Jason and Eric 

Adaline ALTFILLISCH married Wayne RYDER and had 
two children: Hilton and Quentin. 

Hilton RYDER married Patty MCGUEN and had 
two children, Jennifer and Scott 



Alfred ALTFILLISCH married Birdenna TREZONA and had no 
children. He is remarried a second time to Betty DOTZEL. 

Evelyn ALTFILLISCH married Lawrence HARNEY, they had one 
child: John 

Olive ALTFILLISCH married Delbert BUSSAN and had five 
children: Martha, Joyce, Andrew, Paul and Darrell who 
died in 1942. 

Joyce BUSSAN married Paul WILLY and had one 
child: Kristin 

Marie ALTFILLISCH married Clyde KRUSE and had three 
children: Mark, Scott, and Caroline. 

Marjorle ALTFILLISCH married Norman GABER and had four 
children: David, Jayne, Mary and Jackie. 

Jayne GABER married Sherman RADFORD and had two 
children: Sherman and Jamie 

Eugene ALTFILLISCH never married. 

Clarence ALTFILLISCH married Jean FRITZ and had four children: 
Michael, James, Mary Jo and Jeff. 

Gertrude SAAM was born in Guilford Township, Illinois married Melburn 
WEBSTER and had six children: Irvin, Howard, Donna Mae, Mary Ellen, 
Shirley Ann, and Marvin. 

Irvin WEBSTER married Caroline MOORE and had two children 
Lora and Thomas. 



Howard WEBSTER married Donna HEIM and had three children: 
Wayne, Gary and Marsha. 

Wayne WEBSTER married Beverly WRIGHT and had 
one child Lisa. 

Donna Mae WEBSTER married Frank CULLEIA and had three 
children: Sharon, Diane, and Darlene. 

Mary Ellen WEBSTER married Elmo WELP and had two children: 
Timothy and Daniel. 

Shirley Ann WEBSTER married Charles RAY and had four 
children: Gindy, Michael, Craig and Jeffery. 

Marvin WEBSTER married Nancy Johnson and had three children: 
Donald, Thomas, and Michael Ann. 

Rosena SAAM was born in Guilford Township, Illinois married Philip 
ALTFILLISCH and had six children: Melvin, Ilene, Gleland, Sylvester, 
Charles, and Barry. 

Melvin ALTFILLISCH married Emma Lou WAND and had five children: 
Linda Lou, Bonnie Kay, Kevin, James, and Barry. 

Linda Lou ALTFILLISCH married Thomas BUNKER and had 
four children: Laura, Michael, Craig, and Nicole. 

Bonnie Kay ALTFILLISCH married Kenneth ENDERS 
and have two children: Steve and Joan. 

Kevin ALTFILLISCH (not married) 



James ALTFILLISCH married Susan WURM and had two 
children: Jason and James 

Barry ALTFILLISCH (not married) . 

Ilene ALTFILLISCH married Clinton ROBERTS and had two 
children: Larry and Suzanne. Ilene remarried Donald HILL. 

Larry ROBERTS married Pam WESTEMEIER and has two 
children: Tina and Amy. 

Suzanne ROBERTS married Larry SANDERS and have three 
children: Michele, Todd and Rebecca. 

Cleland ALTFILLISCH married Geneva WAND and had four children: 
Dennis, Kathleen, Duane, and Donald. 

Dennis ALTFILLISCH married Gen BAUSMAN and have two 
children: Carrie and Courtney. 

Kathleen ALTFILLISCH married Dale MCCALL and had two 
children: Tammy and Amy. 

Sylvester ALTFILLISCH married Holly TINDALL and had three 
children: John, Sandra, and Charles. 

Sandra ALTFILLISCH married Ivan THURS and have three 
children: Michele, Amy and Jennifer. 

Veronica SAAM was born in Guilford Township, Illinois married Daniel 
MORGAN who was born November 13, 1900 in Seymour Township, LaFayette 
County, Wisconsin, they have three children: Richard, John and Vivian. 

Richard MORGAN married Mary GEHRT and have four children: 
Suzanna, David, Crisanda and Michael. 



John MORGAN married Janice STANKE and had three 
children: Daniel, James and William. 

Vivian MORGAN married Robert NOON and had four 
children: Thomas, Karen, Debra, and Stephen. 

JoHanna SAAM was born in Guilford Township, Illinois, 
Married Edmond WEBSTER. They had no Children. 

Joseph MILLER was born February 22, 1874 t ti Guilford Township, Jo Daviess 
Illinois. He maii'ied Clara EVERETT. They didn't have any children. 
Joseph MILLER remarried to Mollie MCALPINE in Paisley, Scotland. They 
were married December 24, 1929. They didn't have any children. Joseph 
MILLER is buried in East Dubuque, Illinois. 

Joseph MILLER lived in Chicago, Illinois working in restaurants. When he 
moved to East Dubuque, Illinois, he and his brother Albert ran a restaurant, 

Theresa MILLER was born May 22, 1877 in Guilford Township, Jo Daviess, 
Illinois, she married Fred MEADER, who was born April 25, 1875. They 
had five children: Charlotte, Mary, James, Mable and Ida. Her husband, 
Fred MEADER, passed away in September 1906 and is buried at Delhi, Iowa. 
On October 4, 1910, Theresa MILLER married Andrew BRUMMER who was born 
October 6, 1883 and died in 1950. Theresa MILLER is buried in Mount Olivet 
Cemetery, Key West, Iowa. . 

Ida MEADER married James BARRY who was born July 4, 1903 and died 
September 23, 1962. They had four children: Patricia, James, David 
and Bernard. 

Patricia BARRY married Kenneth STRONG and they have seven 
children: Patricia, Kevin, Kathleen, Kara, Susan, Lisa, 
and Keith. 



Patricia STRONG married Steven SMITH and they have 
three Children: Tracy, Michael and Tina 

James BARRY married Carole MEYERS and they have 
three Children: Shawn, Michael, and Erin. 

Bernard BARRY married Joan MAIDEN and they have six 

children: Bernard, Brian, Bret, Brice, Brad, Bruce, 

and Brenda. 
Charlotte MEADER married Chester SMITH. 
Mary MEADER married Robert HOLLENBECK. 

James MEADER married Annie FLYNN and had two children: James 
and Naomi. 

James MEADER married Joyce KIDD. 

Naomi MEADER married William GRIFFIN and had two 

children: David and Michelle. 
Mahle MEADER married Irvin HOEHN and had two children: Violet 
and Sonny, who died December 24, 1931. 

Violet married Earl BENSCHE and had four children: 

Steve, William, Julie, and Donald 

Frank MILLER married Bertha OHLGART ( See listing of children under Frank 
MILLER story in the next section of this book.) 

'Albert MILLER was born in Guilford Tox>mship, Jo Daviess, Illinois. He 
married Alice HAMMER. They had two children: Greta and Bernetta. 



Brenetta MILLER married George WEIS and had 2 children. 

Greta MILLER married a MILLER and had one child. 

Albert MILLER farmed in Jo Daviess County, Illinois and later ran a 

restraunt with his brother, Joseph MILLER, in East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, 

Illinois. 

Albert MILLER is buried in East Dubuque, Illinois. 



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for, LKTi^ BI^S TEATA?,ffiCTAHY. 

To //,e /A.n. ^^.^SL^^^n^Mll _ _J„J., of Ihc Coun!^; Court .,/ J.yDuv^c.^s C,::nl,: 

ill' I", irium oJ the undcrsuiurd '.ary Anna Mi ller 

rcspt cifii Uij n pn 'scn ts that .'.ich olas Hill er 



</.iV,/.s,v/. (lied at 'ais hong 

County, in the t>tate of Illinois 
on fr (l?i,,:,t !l:> 17th 



Th.iit tr.i' said deceased left. 



late of '"■'Ullfcrci -'o'.v.-wjhip 

in .'l^L\^:^J^J^j_Oi[r'^hh i JoLV^v i-f R 

-day of i.uiy. /'//O 

-last IVill and Testament to the kir.irlewije or lieh>'; 

oJ !,'our Diiitiuner. That said testator v.'as known as ^♦icholar^ ;:iller nnd forr.etir.ee 
his riane i^as v;rit' en Nicholas Mueller; tlmt hoth is one ano the fiarr.e jer- 

^°^-Th.;t ijuiir petitioner considers the prnbable ealue nf the Personal Estate nj thr said drunsed 

to l)e at'oitt I'ltlll.'xRS 

Th.at. £ald_decAa_SAd_jievised_J:is.__entire. estate,. to_jthe_ lu.'i ^rai jn-'d r.-iry 
Anna ^-iller his •.vido'*; that no aipraisenent of the personal ef^t^-^- '3 "e- 
--«— ^^^^^^'^-•:-SJ!JLtiejr.ejit_^:Ll.l^^ testator .InAAz -.vill' 

nazea tr.is petitioner, his wido-;v, his executrix without bond and that she 

-la-jreac^^^j^nc •7II 1 lji.qi_tQ^.aGGept sn-id tmpt, '_ 

^'"•-^^ .^^e deviseOy^he heirs dtflnw of said IJicholaM I.^lller are rr^ilcenta 
-&ZLo_c.^o.izen s of tr^ ^ --niT^ea__bt_at^g.,_Ql_Aiagr±ga,,i]uaii_2ielther a:LJu-e;i are 1_ 
alien ener.ies of the United States of Am-rica. 

That the said deceased left him i?//'r/(7>;5rjtLhia_pifiti.tiQnorJ_:ta-y _Anna.I'lller 

js his uidow and :n f ^ hn l as ^M 1 1 er _j2L._L:agj;d^e._5Rfi^f eJ^._liary,Lllller^ _x-cter ::iller 

_jQ]ia,.L:Llllgr. Annie Saa m; Jose ph Miller, Theresa pinimrp*r, Trf^n"-'. ''•'Il^r,,^,.::'^ 

Alber t Mille r , his onty ch il dren and only heirs at law. 



four Petitioner liring nOicinated J^xocu trix wi thou t hondJ_n_the jyilX_ of said Dxfasrd 
here J or,' prays that 



Letters Te s tament ary 



^on thr said 



_e B t at e of rfichol as Mi Her 



fCur petitioner as provided: in said nill, without bond. 
j:AtiiL_J::nc_^ath ^A. D. 191 Q, . 



leeeased. may he granted 



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?:ar.v A nn a Mill er 



Pj' mij d'.d'i sworn, deposes and says that the facts averred in the above petition are trueaecordiny ; 
I till' lic.^l iif l> jiz knou'li'dge, injormatiun and belief. i 

Sirorn and siihserihrd before mc 

Ms _ — __- ^ h (ifiy of 2tujie_ 

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STATE OF ILLINOIS, 1 
JoDavicss County, I 

In the Matter of the Eslate of NTnnnT.Aq TaT.T.Trp Deceased. 

The following is a full and perfect inventory of all the Real and personal Estate of said deceased, so far as the Bame has come to 
the possession or knowledge of the undersigned J/.iry t\nnn M ^ll'^''', Ti^V<» f^n t r 1 V 

nf th e T /. Pu 'iVm and Tftptfimftnt nf Mip.hn l AR r T^Tg r, dene anftd. 



REAL ESTATE VALUE 



J of The East half of the South West quarter of section 

• dfi 

' 2 g :runber three in Township twenty-eight. North Range Two 

Zaft of the fourth irincipal Meridian, containing 77- 

1/2 acres. 
Occui.ied by deceased as his homestead, at the time of 
his death, and since so occupied by his widow. 
Title fee simple believed to be perfect and free from 
all incumberance . 

of Also the South '.Vest quarter of the South East quarter 
ds of section number three, in Township Twenty-eight North 

ge 557.?ange Two East of the 4th Principal Meridian ;Excei ting 
however that portion of said quarter quarter lying East 
of the County Hoad , containing over and above exception 
Thirty-Sevan acres. 

2 of Also all' that part of the North 'Vest quarter of section 
Beds three Township tv/enty-eight North, Range Two Kast of 
age the fourth irincipal I.Ieridian, lying South and East of 
78 the Scales Mound and Galena Road, and also all that j.art 

of the aforesaid quarte.r section lying South and V/est of 
the road running East on the ridge, containing 54-20/l00 
acres, more or less. 

5 of Also the North West quarter of the South East quarter 

seds -fyf Section Number Three in Township Tv/enty-eight , North 

ige Range Two East of the fourth Principal Meridian, contain- 

D6, ing forty acres, more or less. 

3 of Also the North 'Vest quarter of the South Vilest quarter; 
eeds and the East half of the South West quarter of tiie 

age South '.Vest quarter of section Number Three; Also the 

67. .North East quarter of the South East quarter of section 

Number Four, a^l in Township number Twenty-eight (28) 
North Range 2wo East of the 4th principal Meridian, 
containing 100 acres, moreor less, and containing in all 
Three Hundred eight and 70/lOO acres of land, more or 
less. 

Title to all of the above described real estate. 
believed to be fee simple, all free from incumberance. 

All above described real estate being situated in the 
Township of Ouiltford, in JoDaviese County, State of 
Illinois. 

Nicholas Mi/I^r l,n'<?/^-t<5^v cj Re^l B:>i2te^ 



^-' " '■ " "^ ' ^'^^ '^----•« I IficholGr. Mlllor or tho tovm of r...il-rcro 
iu r-) ^ :v jit.y of Jo Davlonr nnu tho State of IllinolG. of tlio a^re of 
Sixty ;o;;ri?. :.;:,' "boin^ of r.r.xnc\ r-lna ana memory, ao mnV.e und jnjljlirh 
thl- ::j l;-t ill and Tortanont, in manner follov;ln>'^, that in to nay 

I , Iv:) fin I)cq-:;oath to ny 'Vife Mnry AnnaMiller all of ny Tonl 
Jlliito t^rv. ir niy ?arr In ,':oction No. Z- To\7nrhip IIo. 28 rrn-e ::o 2 
r.'irt oC '. ■ 4'-.]i, :\ :,I.^in the town of Guilford Jo ])aviepp Co-.nty 
an: :t^. .a of Illinois and all of lay Pe rsonal l^oport y. Includlnf p.ll 
Uov.ejr. X Jre."'lt3, ";elonp;ln3 "^o no. 

I al;^o -i-.-. h?r fv.ll i.ov/or to Ilanaso tho property aa hor ov.-n, without 
e^"vin ■ ;■; .-;-.: s. 

Lastly I l-oi-cbj appoint hor rolo P'jcecutor of this my lart './111 ana 
-ectanont Klcholan >!illor (S:ML) 

In itriGs- whereof I have hereunto rot my hand and seal this Tourth 
Bay of :Gjruary in the Year of our Lord One thousand ol^ht hunured 
and ninety for.r. A. D, 1804. 

rhe ahove inctruncnt connistlncbf one sheet, vms at tho data thoroof 
elgnod, realod, publiched and declared hy the paiqiJlcholaE Millor 
aa ana for hir last '7111 and Testament, In profionce of ur, v/ho ot hlr 
renuont jn in hlo presence and In the proi^ence of each other, have 
Juhccrlhed our namee thereto, an attectlnr\^.ltnepcies 

Franoir YKrinp; nerluln,? at Guilford in Jo Laviesr Co:int y 

.Eonry Ca&n I^oniuinp: at Gui l ford in Jo Daviopr. Count.y 

Tohn Za:^ Her.idinp: at Guilford In Jo Daviet^r Oount.y 



Will 0^ Hicl^6hs Millar 



Petition of _^cTohn Miller and Jocepn ',7. Miller, ... .; 

i?i (he VHittcr of the Et-tate oj . Mary Anna _-.U. Her, Dccaisal, V 

For Letter:^ Ter ;tai;ior.truV -^ 

To the Hon. lHv;;l_'V:i_LL iiF.V.^ ,].i"T, Judge of the County Court of Jo Daviess County: 



The pdition of the undersigned . -Toji"."! 'Ti"'." ■ 'i':* and Jo n ( 

,, „ , ,u ^ l{^-^^r kmv\ Miller, 
re<p<ctti(lly represents that __: ! 



.'late of. 



deceased, died at h er 'noliifi 



on or about the 4 t.ji 



m __ Galena,Xllirxit;, 

._ day of. MuTCll A.D., l!)J 



That t)ie said deceased left iKiT. last Will and Testament to the knoir1ed<jc or belief 

of yo}(r petitioner. ' 

That your petitioner considers the probable value oj the Personal Estate of the said drcrascd to be 
about 2cvnr,t een-T-iioiLaand ,- - Dollars: 

That ■--sai'i porrjor.al o:jtato consisls ox^a note and mor-tgag.c,ao;^c.— 

bonds ard other evidences of indebteinoss 



her _ _ • . 
That the said deceased left -kfin surviving _ no hucband-^^ - 

«s-^t*-i£id£M<-and Nicholas Mi Her, Llarg-areu KuhTcl, Peter ItLl-l^r ,^Tohn Mill^-ir,- 

_AnM^ ^^^ ^" Jo sspli AY._JiLLl_QlL, Therein Ririainer a nd FranX I/dller, ^Vl per t 

i.Iiller,her craldren and only hei - gs at law, and who tof rether v/ith 

._ Mary J :i: icr, a da^i£:htjDr \vho_ dled_prior_Ao..tlie_daceasiid, are^ iicr solo . 
legatees and devisees under the will. 



Your Petitioner being ngiV-inateA KcecUtnrs 0\ the IVill 



] n.'^tni'i'^rit.a T'y 



therefore prays that . 

last will and testainent ot said Mary Anna Miller, 



of said Deceased 

_ 1 on the said 

deceased, may be granted 



petitioners. 



April 11,1925 



A.D.192..^ ^ 



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I t^tltlOn or _John Miller and Jocepn V,'. I.ailcr, 

in thf niattrr of the Estate of _ Mary Anna. -Miller, _,_. 

For_ Lcttcriij Ter jtai.iCiiU.rLiv 

ro the Hon. IJiv;ur-rL_LL_JLi£j 



DecKisal, 



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Judge of the County Court of Jo Daviess County: 



The pdition of the undersigned John -MH. Z^'^,^:id Joscph-::^^!^!-.-^ 
Mn'^y AnruV Miller, 



re<p<ettully rcpirsmits that 

1ecea!<ed, diid at h er 'nnl.;e 

■)n or ahrnif tlie <L^ 



.'late oJ\ 



._ in _ Galena, mine iij, 

_ rfay 0/ MllTCll A.D., 7,VJ •' 

last Will and Testament to the knowlcdije or belief 



That tlie said deceased left llCIl 

■f your petitioner. < 

That your petitioner considers the probable value 0/ the Personal Estate of the said deceased to be 

ibout _._ 3cvnn.t een-Thoucand , . Dollars: 

7 hat .„sal4_XLa^' -;or . al o ^ jtato cons i st s o x a n o t e-aiKL-niortgaf-c, aouc 

bond s and other evidences of indnbte'i.negs 



her 
That the said deceased left -kirn surviving ^ no liusljand— 



iWrt*-i£Mj^- and NiclTolas Mill3r,LIarfi-ciret KuhTclj Peter ]tLl-l4:ir,.Tohn Miller, - 

___AniI^ ^!"!' Jo r.opii ,VZ._i.':il_l_er, The res n mirijiner a nd ?ranX Mlller,iUbort 

Miller, her c l uldren and only hei-is at law, and v.rho toj^ cther v/ith 

._ Mary : :±' 1 er , a^dau^htjDr _ vrho^_died_priDrLJLQ _tlie.d.aceaaGii, are, iicr solo 
le^atocc and devisees under the will. 



Your Petitioner being nni'..inat ed TCcecutors nx" the V/ill 
Iherefore prays that Le t trim T eatfjinent.aT'y 



last will and testaiaent ox said\Mary Anna Miller, 



of said Deceased 

on the said 
deceased, ynay be granted 



petitioners. 



April 11,1925 



A.D. 192^ 






STATE OF ILLINOIS, 
Jo Daviess County, 



-J_Qhii iiLLJjar a n d J oseph V/. Millcr- 



lii'insj duly sworn, desposes and says that the facts averred in the above petition are true ;n.-cordini; to tiic 

best of h __t»-G^? knowledg-e, information and belief. 

Sworn and suV>scribed before me. 

Ihis _- . 11 1;... _. day of _- Mril / .^U'-/^^<*^ 

A. D,. 1'J2 'iL 



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In the Jo Daviess County Court, in Probate, li.?./. „ Term, 191 L'.. 

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rATE OF ILLINOIS, ) 

[ ss. In the Matter of the Estate of.._.ii?l^„ A0.liii...i4.yj^!l. _ Deceased. 

Jo Daviess County, ) 

The following is a full and perfect Inventory of all the Real and Personal Estate of the said Deceased, so far as the 
tne has come to the possession or knowledge of the undersigned..._xJClCU.t.OXii... „ 



REAL ESTATE 



VALUE 

DOLLARS . CENTS 



f/ii- SratlieTly Thirty (30) foot or Lot Sixty-four (G^. ) 

(.^'ortn 0^" BTov/n street) en the rccterly side or Gratiot 

3tr:v;t,noiT "Dev/y AvGnue",/)|Ltiie City of Galena, ' 

County o± Jo Daviess, state ox Illinois, or the 7/cet 

side o" Galena Si ver: occupied by. the dccca&cd as a i 
hoiiiestead; title Tec siiiiiDle belicvoi to be perfect. 



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CHATTEL PROPERTY 



VALUE 



The chattel property decignated in the third clouce 
or the will ox' said deceased, except that portion 
£'oirig: to Mary llillcr,was divided by the daughters 

of the dec cased, mentioned in said clause, araong 
thc:.icelves, and hy the Executors, rep^GS(5nting 

Mary's share, ag'reeably to thein all: the reet ox" the 
chattel proyjori.y beion2;in;^ to the decea3o;!.,and 

that portion given to lfeiry,and who died Just prior 
to r:aid dcceaccri,vras sold by the Executors at 
public auction; and a report of aaid cole made by 

the Executors to this Court giving an itemized 
list of such artiolrts ko :<old,and the prices 

obtained therefore; reforonce to which report or 

^ 1. \,r,^ ^«T** the specjj.'xc j.tems of the 
sale way be had f orv """ '^^ "^ 

articles sold, the name of the purchaser avA the 

price obtained therefore-said items of chattel 
property constitute a long list of articles, and it | 
rcr.ld entail needless duplication and cost to again] 

i 

iter.lze them in this Inventory, and, therefore they | 

il 
are mode a part of this Inventory by reference to j 
said Report of Sale. Said sale being made as directed 

in the Fourth clause of the Trill of said deceased. 



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Cash on hand at time of decease^ S__ j 



PERSONAL ESTATE— MONEYS AND ^REDITS^^^^^_ 

Money on hand at time of decease, $.^....:Ti^. ../;—•— :—'-—■' •'■■■ ^_ 



NOTES AND ACCOUNTS DUE DECEASED AND ^DESCRIPTION OF THE SAME 

! li li ArrRUED i GOOD. DOUIiTlTL OR I 

NAME OF DEBTOR DATE OF NOTE PRINCIPAL j interest desperate j, 












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,V. ':..._ do certify that the foregoing is a full and correct Inventory of all the Real and Personal Estate, 

^ . ■ / ^. y^ f L ''-y Decease 

ie proceeds of the same, which was of /'><^->.:./. ..,/ '-'- c-ic^- -/.<-■-- 



the piix.u'.u.'i <ji 'in- .-xiiii^-, .....V,.. ..— - - - . 

,., , ^ •,, 1 ,„ d^ ,..^>^ .' suoerintendence and management, or which has come to....:f.:..'.... 

wbc. ,.s >«n "-™-^,;- ^„t;^^e-N;« .T^^^^^ above described are i„ quality as a.ove indicate.,. 



hands, pos'>ession or 



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day of . >/?-:-'-'.-.<-.':^.. / ,- 



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TIIE lASI! \7ILIi Aira T:^3TA1[I'2nIT OP LIAi^Y AITIIA ULLLITI. 

I, ;.r/ \r.:-.a Miller, o- ^no city of Galena, county o^ Jor^avioc:::, 
.inl ct : ' or Illinois, bcinff of iGvrriil aoG,ox' soiind n:ind and dlLurocinc 
i... .-cry,a.^.i i'roa Troiii all diiross or constraint, do hereby ;.;a:<o, ordain, 
publi'-^. a:vi doclai'O this to be my laot will and toctcuaont ,'noroby 
ry^'.:~'^.Z all otb.cr vrillo bo mo horctororo executed, t;;at, io to 3oy:~ 
^1- z:- l:^ Ic; .iy v,--ll,tliat on liiy death, r.iy remains rcceivo a 
crjitablG burial, and that all iiiy ,lust dobta and Tunoral oxponccc bo 
paid o':!. ■:" :■■:/ >;;;tato. - 

_;^-^__'.-- 7" :";'-r ict i-V Il\'ocutcrJ,hereinaj.''tor named, to o::r>ond tho ClI..i 
0.' 77- T-tin-'Te'^ Dollars (,^200.00) or uy said estate Tor private raasccc;, 
::o::^ the ropooo or :.iy coul,and for the repose ox the gq-oI or ry 
decor.:-": hucbaiUjIIicholas Miller, and said suni is hereby given and 
bcc:^e?.thcd yo ry said Executors xor said purpose, and none other. 
jThird:- T give, devise and bequeath to my dau^-htor,Mary Miller, ry- 
spare bedroom suite, consistinfT of bed, dresser, \7aGh-atand, bed S7.ri;:£;a, 
and riatrc's i'or said bed, and also one feather bed,threo cor^Tortables, 
one double blanket, one laco bedspread, one white bedspread -^ith frirvre, 
four sheets, tv?o pillovs, three pairti of pillov/-cases,one upholstered 
rocliing chair, one cane-seated chair, one small round stand containing 
rj;' postal cords, and one si.iall staiid;and also all of ^.y clothin.Trtho 
reet of i.y bod and table linen,bcddin£;,class-.7aro,china".'.'aro,:jilver- 
\7aro,cutlery, Je;7elry,and pictures,! t^^ive, devise, and bequeath, in 
equsl pert, to ..r/ daughters, Mary iiiller, Margaret C. rfuohfol,A'^,na Sar'jr;, 
and Thereea Prunner, in equal proportion, shojro and sharo alike, to do 
divid'j" L.J}.'' J them :.s thoy shall a^ree amon^ themsolvos. 
ISIIZIJL'-- ^ have a trunk in r/hich nre contained articles that were 
mGstj.y ir,:. ;■.'.:; i.c ;a>-: from .Ji' ion, Joseph V/. Miller, and I also have a 
set of diehes he gave me, and this truiH-c, together with all its cont- 
ents and Laid sot of dishes,! f^ive, devise, and bequeath to my son, 
Jos''-h ■•.'. "_illor,and his heirs forever in fee simi3le;all the rest of 



-■ i-ar-.lfarc ant! houschola cooto not Horoinbc.-opo spooi-loQllir 
disro.-oi c' sr.ill bo sold oiy ejt Executors hereintu'ter nrcr.o-t, an-t tlK 
pro«c-.s thereof shall bo diviaod equally a,i»ng jy ohildron. 
■^^^*'"'" "^ ri"o,do'/ioo,ani bequeath to my soils, Joseph 7. lailer and 
Jo-".n "lller the sum of Nine Thousand Dollars (Ooooo.oo),in trust, 
ho-.v=ver,i'or the follo-.7in(r use and Purpose, and nono othor-ertor eivlnc 
a eood and sufflolent bond, as required by lav,-,oald Ti-.;^t,^oo 3hr.ll 
receive eald trust funds froin r^ Executors hereinafter na;.ed,ln duo 
oo-^^se ef aanlnlstratieniand iny said Trustees shall invect tho car.e In 
Socl,safc socurities,preferably in good farm merteage loanfl.and t:-.cy 
Shall use the lnoo..e thoreof.or so ™u=h ef _ tho inoe..e as ney bo required 
to provide prcp«- care,boara,olothinc,nursln5 and r,,odlcal care and 
treatment for ^ said dau.hter.Mary rnier,,.ho is an invalid, and it 
13 ^ wish that said eai-e and maintenance be furnished to ny oald 
da'^-hter in t:-.e ho^e of her aister,A:™ Saara,if practicable; and .hao 
^ sa.d dau5hter,l.toy Uiller,is ma^in,. her ho.e .vlth .„y said da.a,,hter, 
Ann^ 3ar,.Vy dm:;hter Ib^ uay assist in doing such ,,-orX as she chooses 
to do.but,if She maxes her home at any ether place than with said 
Anna Saa.v.,^ said iauchter ,.<ary shall not be required to do ar^ v,o-.: 
and,in case the condition ef r.,y said dau^-hter-s health shall be--ono 
such that the income from said trust fr-und shall not be s-ufficiont 
to provide for :.y said daughter the proper care,maintenanee. board, 
nurslrc,and .-.edlcal attendance, then my said Trustees are hereby 
autherl.ed and directed te use so .uch of the principal of said trust 
fund as c'-i^ h^ -i^-.^,-t.^„^, fc 

— . -- ..>,.^^s^y to provide my said dauehter rith said 

reTaire.r.er.t^lt beins my desire that my said daughter shall receive 
such care, support, and ..Intenance. in sickness and in health, d-uring 
tho .c.,. ,.• h.r natural life,ae she shall reasonably require, cu.d t'^e 

ItV^^^' '"'"'"'''"'' ""'" ''""°" '"°''^°'' °' '''"" °' necessary to 
Prevlao .-ich co;u'orts,as stated, shall be used for that 7.urpose---,o 

lnter^.t or inc.e shall bo first used,and,if ti^s is net s-u:^ficient 

'..on such portion of the principal shall be used as is necessary to ' 

Tort o :r/ .-.aid daughter rtth said care and eortforts durins the te--, 



of lic?r natural lix^o. 

Six*^.:- Out oT the rost and rosiduo or lay oiJtQte, aTtor t'no roro^oin^ 
proviclona havo been carried out, I givo, devise, and bequoatii to i-y 
20:1, Tran-. :iiller,the sujn of Three Hundred Dollars (O300.00):to i:^;- 
oon, Peter Miller, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars (0300.00 ),anrl to 
uy son,iachola3 :.ailer,the cnin of Three Hundred Dollars (?.S00.00); 
and t:\o bala^ice of said residue shall go to, and I hereby c^vo, 
cio"ir;c,and bequeath to ny remaining children, namely r^larearot G. 
Ruehfcl,Anna Saa..i, Theresa Brunner, Albert l.lillor,Jolu-i Ulller,nnd 
Joseph "17. l.{iller,in equal proportion, chare and share aliX0,to them 
and to ti.eir heirs forever, in fee simple. 

Seven th:- After the d-^ath of my said daughter, Mary Miller,! direct 
.my said Trustees to pay, out of what shall remain of said trust fund, 
the exper^es of the last illness of my said daughter, the necessary 
funeral exi-or^es for a suitable burial for her re;iiains,and a sum not 
to exceed two hundred dollars for a monument over the remains of 
my said laughter; and -.rhat shall remain of said trust fund after the 
fore;iOinp: provisions have been comi^lied v.ath, I give, device and boqucatii 
as follo'.rcrtho uiidividod one-fifth part thereof to Kiy daughter, 
Harc:arr:t c. raiehfel;the undivided one-fifth part thereof to my dau2:htor, 
Anna Saam;tho undivided one-fifth part th.tTOof to my son, Albert i-'lillo.^; 
the undivided one-fifth part thereof to my son, John Miller; ai^id the 
un'^iviicl eno-fifth part thereof to my son, Joseph Y/. Miller. In iaal:in^ 
the rore,:ipin;r disposition of my estate, I have tried to be Just and 
fair ^,'ith al^ of my Ghil':''j?y"-i, and, while some of them are apparently 
rocoivln.T more than others, this is only apparently so, for some of lv 
Children have had advanta.'^os and assistance from their father and 
fra-j .i.^ trjit others have not had,9nd, in disposing of my property,! 
h.v/e endcavorel to taXe that into consideration and to be juct and 
impartial ^nd fair to them all. 

y^ir.'r.t'n. :- I hereby nominate and appoint my sons, Joseph V/. Miller rc'^d 
John :.liiler,Ikccutors of this my last ivill and test£:.ier.t,and,in case 
of the '^.oo.th, inability, disability, or the failure of either of them 



f 



to qualiiV and act,t2io survivor, or tho one who docc qu-iiny.nr.cll act 
as n.-le TT'iecutoisbut.^Thcther acting Jointly or othcrv7iGO,thoy,or :;-, 
shall ba roquircl to enter into a good «^'^ smTlcicnt bond^aa required 
by la.r,-:or the Taitru^il dis'cliarge of their, or his, duties ac cuch 
Executors, or E:cGCutor,and with nill :-^ov/cr to my said Executors to 
handlo,:aanaGO,tinl C'vatrol lay rjaivi estate, and to sell anl convoy the 
sa-..ie,or any part thereof not spoclx"ically disposed of, and to execute all 
necccsnr;- deeds, or other instruments, to convey the same absolutely, 
without asking or obtaining permission Trora any court so to do, and 
to do all other thin^js necessary or c:Qodiont to carry into OxToct 
this will and conserve the best interests' of my estate :I do not 
believe that any ox :ny children will question the disposition Liado 
by r:0 or my estate, and I have only acted arter the i\illest consider- 
ation and mature deliberation, and have done what I decnol to bo .-just 
and pro-oer, taxing all Tacts and circumstances into consideration :but, 
should any or my said children contest this my will, the share oi" t:;o 
one, or ones, so contesting shall lapse and go to the rest oi" ry aaid 
children in equal proportion. 

2Tin.tJi:- T hereby nominate and appoint my said sons, Joseph ".7. yJLllor 
and John Llillcr, Trustees, as and Tor the purposes designated and 
specific?, in the Fifth clause of this my will; and, after entering into 
good and sufficient bond, as required by law for the faithful discharge 
of their duties, cjaid 'Jrustoos shall receive said tru.-jt find and handle 
and r.ianage the same for the use and benefit of said i^Iary Lliller and 
to look after her vr elf are, provide for her needs and cor;iforts,as ?rp^ci- 
fxcd in said Fifth clause of my v;ill, during the natui-al life of said 
I.lary Miller, and, in case of the death of cither of said Trustees, the 
nurvivor shall act as solo Trustee, and, after the death of said -tiry 
i:illcr,and the payment of her debts and funeral expenses, etc., as 
stated,T'^hat remains of said trust funds shall be disposed of by r.r/ 
Executors a-'J provl^vrl in the Seventh clause ox this :.v '■'^'ill . 

Jn Titnoes 7;^.ereof,I have hereunto set iiy hand and seal this 
^y.^ f'^/ of July A. D. 1924, 







I The fc^e-oirv: instncnent,T7ritten on Tour pa,503,v/ac, at tlio date 

trcrcor,ci-;::-v;?f., sc:iloo.,:"'U'.')' :'-::;;;iOvi,and dociarcd by t:::o Gai'il t.-^r:tatrix, 
".^.TV A:ina Vallor^asjanri for her last v;ill and tcataiacut,in tho 
prc..c:::o of u a, "/ho, fit nor roiuo;3t,and in her prcL.onco,and in the 
pre::^.?© or each other, subscribed oiir naiucs aa attesting witno^-co 
theroto, believir,^; her to be of luv;rul ace,or souiid ;.ii:icl and dic.-tooln-r 
mor.ioiv, and l^reo Trom all duresG oi' constraint at the ti;.io or c:'.ccut- 






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A /l /Y ./^ 



SALE BILL- PRIVATE SALE, ii i inois 



, DANVILLB, ILL. 



Estate of ^If.'.' .\ \ : X "III 

STATK (^F ILLINOIS. 1 

} ss. 
J - a-' - ■'- ^ Countv, I To the Hon 



Deceased. 



Sale Bill of the Estate of I.lory Anna l.LLllcr, 
Paul K-i-n, 



of the County Court of JoDaviccr: 



Deceased 

Countv. 



The unciersii^no.l. Jo JO] Ot V. I!i-.l01' ic Johll Miller, ILXPS. ol the QCtv^tO 

".--\- .^•■"- Villcr 

fieceased, would respectfully report t' 



of the personal estate of the said dercascd, whiih sale w.i-; 



iili.win'^' I'lll of the sale of Qil 

laiie at the .late herein stated, at privatu - v\] i , i n itin w n nkuLu with m t ui tlw p o f thi sr Comt 

rrlc :".-vi -—>.--•; ..:v.^^c at /-ubllc auction, under aulhorxty r^vnn in the 
•i.-:- . . v-pin~ role of all the c:\rttcl ]>r op i-^rty of tho ricr'c'-rcd r.ot 
£-ir-.f- colly cequcethoc^ ly t}iG will, nn4 also of that portion piven 
erms'ofsaie:' -'■ - *■"' ''-^-y 'U-llor.and Which lc,'ncy lapsed 

Cash, - -II--:;".:.:: i: 'Z' 

Name of Purchaser 



Hun So 



Articles Sold 

Lr.-jr.':^y rtove 

'■ot:al ^cx 

Ch ,::-.or Tabic 

:'o:ii ioi 
II I? 

"^r-i:— Machine 

3h -If 

'Taolc 

'70 o^. Table 

A 111 '. *.:!' 

All T7ool Carpet 

iiu-a 
:;ujs 



n " 

Jarpets 



1 U'- 

Cnrj.ct iia^s 
C^r^^t 

"1", col 
Oil :.oth 
lirolcui.i 

Victor Graphaphone 
c::air 



H^- ^ ^/A'^y^)<d^^C^^.i^ ^,<^,Vt^/,^^.^tal Amount of Sales, A) 



J . Rlf^don 

Mrs. Otto 

Jno. Miller 

E.Virtu.o 

J. Pifc'cii . ■ 

J. En.'xlG 

J.Eniilo 

Mrs. Mg Canen 

M. Altfillinoh 

Mrs. :T.rdodf:o 

I.Irs. Borf^ox* 

Mrs, Hatter 

Mrs . Phenex 

l..rtj. J'rnfol 

M. Altfillicch 

lire. 3,nith 

H. Ti:L'x"^.;ian 

H. ETfman 

H. FfxY.ian 

I'trs. F. Englo 

Al i.iillcr 

J.irs. XluG..:an 

Jno. >lillr»-" 

Anna 
It 

Jno. Liillor 
^trs. Si..ith 
'.7.a. ITarrlf. 
II. Alcxilliooh 
P. Mill or 
K. "'ilhol.iii 
f^ T^ncol 

JPriTMe Ylf\o «->t ^. in ery. 

V/jii. Hax'ris 

H. KiTfi^ian 

Phil Altfillicch 



n 



Amount n 


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1 


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s 


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1 


f'C 




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1 


o. 


1 


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1 


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1 


.?.i 




60 




■jO 


1 


r,-) 


3 


73 




70 




''C 


3 


r:5 




73 


o 


2G 


1 


75 


1 


to 





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1 


CO 


1 


nb 


i, 


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1 


50 


1 

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40 


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13, 


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3' 


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2 


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11 


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Glas.^ V.'firo 
n » 

liii V.ait; 
It It 

Aluii-.inuj.. ICcttlc, 
Fcrcoloter and Kettle 

Coi.lr,ctC, 
n M 

riGctric Iron 

Clock 

Box 

Hoe' 
Shovel 

n 

Ax 

Oil 0^11 
*" r ^* 

•/a oh— bo r" 3: 7/riiip;er 
■Jash boiler 

Ii;t:.:..iii' 

Ju. rsk 



Jars, etc . 

I 11 

" ft 

Fruit Jars 
II II 

'.'.'c.L;hi :.j :.ir,c 2u nc 

Junk 

P.-coorves 11 ;)ars, 

wr-.:o P, 3tr^-r.H;r.LV,l6 Jars 

] 1 II 

rtraTTDoiTy p- n • 
Plum ' ° 

- - a » 

PicJt^M.il '/-^.itHhloi:, 3 jarri, 

Floor Vsrnisn 

Soap Grease 

3oal Buc::ot. 
It II 

Li.-:oloiu:i D/12 

II ' 

Oil Ltovc 

BooXii^' chair 

P Chrlrs 

? i;ac:<...ts 

Chn Ir 

3 Chairs 

8 riningroom Chairs 

C r.-' ir 

Tsclc 
n 

Libi'sry Tatle 
II It 

CVutoerd, 

ClooK 

■■ uthf^r Tndicater 

Co]..L"_: at in! t-o' >. Case 

ri;-irjr;roori Table 



Jr.o I.Mllor 
■M 'lillnT' 
7,.:, llfirris 
Phil. Altfllliuch 
lire. Kcim 
•T. Miller 

P. Alttii:iDch 
'I » 

J. riiicr 

J. Gaaia 
Ih^c. BrujiUncr 
■.72x1. JIorriG 
Al. Miller 
AiTE. Jvlc Cancn 
Mrs. Lickas 
lurs. l.ic Canon 
Jcn;-iie Montgomery 
i^., AloX'illisch 
Klopeck 

!.!. Alti'iiliaoh 
lire, lie Canon 
Mrs, Kcl.fenrn 
Jno. l.iillcT 
llrs. Lickcs 
l.TC, Kr Ichor 
"All, Harris 
llri. . Ho el tins; 
iilT;. 13.ri..ocX 
Goo. Lickas 

Hm. Harris 
i.'irfj. "idth 
M-?. Click 
J, Kir e'en 
M, Altriliisch 
John Pcnn 
Jno. J.riner . 
V-i. Hams 

Mrs. Klapock 
P.Altxiiiisoh 

stiorrei 

p. Altriliisch 
1-lrc. laopeck 
John SaaJii 
'7i.j. Haji'ria 
Till. Harris 
^-irs. Ilirphy 



ipE. mischer 
Al Mill or 
i''i;io lino Kuc heniann 
lilrs. Hatter 

VTi-. Harris 
It It 

E, Virtue 

VA'u. Harris, 

H. Altriliisch 

II. jTi'r.en, 

l.irs. liurphy, 

Jno. l/.iller 
It It 

I'irs. He Canon 
Geo. Lickas 
Hrn. Sjuith 
H. Altrillicch 
llrs. Schleiker 
7ra. Ham^is, 
ICPs. Liclas 
Uvs, Orcheid 
H'.j'iL'H:an, 
I'rs. Harris 
T, Spill ano 
Mrs. Fleoge, 
H. lllT];;an 
H.rrnnan 



x.i^C 
.50 
,10 

•:'? 

1.00 
.P.5 
.10 
.If. 

.IC 
.4b 

:SS 

.30 

• »--0 

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.•'0 

. / '• ij 

-^0 

.30 

8.00 

.40 



.70 
.00 
.bO 

l.'^O 
.bO 
.bO 

n.75 

a. 7b 

.10 
.30 
.00 
.50 

r..oo 
l.uo 

.7C 
ll.iJb 

.0.; 
i.;:jb 
a. 00 
p. en 

^.60 
1.25 ' 
1.10 
P. 00 

.'^.^ 

.CO 

1.30 

,'/.5 

7,;:b 

1.7b 
11.00 

• ■- c 

2.00 

1.10 

.00 

.50 

C.IO 

.bO 

.80 

1 .25 

3 . 2b 

9.00 

7.50 

.50 

.20 

6. CO 
7.00 



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.. .-, .ir.' ouovc ijv.. , mii'ii^* 1.00 

I r^t-cr.cn Oil Clotli ^^ EflTT^ 

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John Miller . 

V'1.1. r.rrrin ,J0 

P.Uilli^r, 1.00 

i/rs. Hulfichor, i.jo 



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-i--r)ins John Uillor 

-\r. a Thco. imrel, .«? 

-V cases i'trr. Pnenix l.-^_- 

Jonnmilcr ^ ^^..^^0 

laapocx ' l.''0 

JohM :.Liiior . 1.00 

y.T"-: Mrr.. S..dth 4.530 

til-.., Mrr. Engcl 2.00 

•^''-, - \.-t " " .00 

t:,-l '- "" jQinj. miler .Vi> 

CiacL -are ma. J^;^i;^S.v.or 'no 

-"o^, - -c^ l^irs. sahleiKor .10 

gVq— "'are Mrs. Klapcck ,2o 

n « John Uillcr .. ■ 

Lhi.:^ Kleper^K. .-•' 

... ^ V/. llavriii .^0 

, .- o.' Gla^t; vare IllapooK .10 

- « " ; ;; Mrc. Ortom-crr .40 

• " L. Hci-i.^an .50 

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' ^"-^ '•' ■■> . TT*Tili" I'^-rin !.''•'' 

'.- ■ Ca-.' M; Alti'llUGCh I.CC 

C-irt"^'" j'. Saa:a .5: 

'i' Vlrs. Bnii'ii'.:er ,70 

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-, , : •,--?)- l.ti'.j. 3..'.itn .1)0 

- -i" * i.rji. rrui.i..ior -'T'X 

■\' J. KiLlor 

-.■ . -.:: J. l.Iillor 

• -■• ^/jrcad J. Faon 

J. llillcr 



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.. -11 ...ic, ; In tl^e County Court oi caia Co'-aiUy, 

) 03 o 

,-...■ . ^- ..ity. ) January- Ter..i thereof A.J.lGLiC. 

1-. r., „ . • t J o± liar;,,' Anna. Jlillei",cleceacedo 

I'o t":e Hon. Charles I. Cool:, Judij;e of caid Court. 

.1 . -j.y.-.ci-zi'^nQd John Lillcr e.nd Joneph './.Lillcr,'oy appoxut: .'... ^ ol 
t.-_o i;j..ru _::kjca"oorG of the Last V/ill and Testa;. icnt of said deccr.^.ca ,v."o.;_v. 
r-j: ;.ec J ,lly present to the Court the follov/inc as their i:'inal ^Iccrt cf 
z. cir ac"_:: ar.a doin,;j^s as such ji'::ecutor3 • 

Z.:-y c-.arje themselves v/ith tlie following aiaounts received'; 

3ala::co z .'. -.a::d,as shov/n by last report, v l^-hr,..::! 

-\cc» cclljOLion of the ITolan Parrott note, 2jG0oC0 

•* " " " John Saa;.: note, " 1500.ru 

" i;. - , .-o.: u on the J. iiaari note for 2 yrs., IJCo :G 

" " " certificates of de:;Osit,'; • 20. '.0 

« II II II It II M 

*^» ■ « wo 

i» '1 II II H II -,-^ • n 

,.• '.jU • . ■ J 

" Gn account of rent, 101.20 

" .h'-... sale of real estate on foreclosure of r.iort,i;a :a , 11113 >20 

I'OT/vL rL.ChIPxl:>; v iSz'loWf 

-r.'^i' as-: credit for the following d i sours enents : 

Pa.d .^.-..^.lev--ett,haster, costs on sale, ^ 221.73 

" lC-.;-.^y Court costs, 35.3)0 

" -.:.;: .^ for 192G, . 152.64 

■' " " 1927,estir.iatedrii 12G.55 

" C.L.-Jurr3tein,',"ire , 16. CO 

' P-t-r hiller,claii.i, 72.00 

" ^ • l.-^cevers , attorney 's fees, 600.00 
" -.:jc.. tors' Con. S'J on personalty and 

2,. en r,al estate, 856.50 

" Co _^:.viecs Cou. Aost. Co . ,ahst . , estir.iated , 1 0.00 

fOTAL DISBJlilJ^h-^iriSjas aoove, .,; 2181.52 j21!ll.52_ 

V 14129'.05 



'Jncer tl.e will of said deceased, this balance is 
aivic^e'- ,un'..er t-ree separate clauses of tlie v/ill, in the 

hn:._:r tne latter part of Paragraph 4 of the \7ill, 
t-.e '._a..oe of tn.e househola joods goes to the nine 
c..:l...-r. Ox L..e deceased. These household gooas sold for 
• ..32 ., ./ .:. j:.r.d,v,':.en divided ar.iong nine children, eacni gets 

l'----r L/.e Pifth Clause of the v/ill ,^9000. 00 less 
c-szi...:. •;::penr:eG , '"oo;-, to five chilaren,the e;:penses deducted 
fr^ . ...iL, c_.ount to ..;) 520 oSO , leaving a balance of 8479.50 
oo .>-3 '. ivhueu a-.ong five, or 1} 1695.90 to each. 

->-f"--r z..e payi.ienu of tiie specific bequests, the residue 
<^1 "'- ; - ■ -afj .joes to the six children of the deceased, said 
r,:. _c. - -.-ing v 4524. 20, or leaving to each ^ 754.03. This v/ill 
:■ -'•.- ",..e ^.is triuution as follov/s: 



liller, specif ic bequest, 

l/9th proceeds of furniture 



To Peter Liller, specific bequest, 

l/9th. proceeds of furniture, 



To ITicxiol; 



.Her, specific bequest, 

l/9tii proceeds of furniture 



To ILirj;arex, C. Reu]ifel,l/6 th of residue, as 

provided in the Sixth. 
Clause of tiie will; 
1/9 th. from, furniture; 
l/5th of bal.of trust 
as per 7tli Clause of v 
will, 



To Anna Saa:3,l/6th of residue, as provided ir; 
tile 6 th. Clause of the will; 
l/9th from furniture; 
1/5 th of bal. of trust, as per 
7 th Clause of the will. 



To Theresa Brunner, l/6th. of residue, as 
provided in the 6th 
Clause of the will; 
1/9 th from furniture; 



To John Lliller,l/6th of residue, as provided 

in the 6th Clause of the will; 
1/9 th from furniture; 
1/5 th of bal» of trust, as per 
7th Clause of the will; 



ro Jos» i/.Liillerjl/eth of residue, as provided 

in the 6th Clause of the will; 
1/9 th from furniture; 
l/5th of balo of trust, as per 
7th Clause of the will; 



ro Albert Lliller,bal. of l/6th of residue, as 
provided in the 6 th Clause 
of the will, after charging 
him v;ith y lOOoOO paid him, 
as per last report; 
1/9 th from furniture; 
l/5th of bal. of trust, as 
per 7th Clause of the will;' 



V 300.00 




36.15 


V 33(j.l5 


300.00 




36.15 






33G»15 


300.00 




36.15 





754.03 
36.15 



1695.90 



754.03 
36.15 

1695.90 



754.03 
36.15 



754.03 
36.15 

1695.90 



754.03 
36.15 

1695.90 



654.03 
36.15 

1695.90 



336.15 



2486.08 



2486.08 



790.13 



2486.08 



2486.08 



Totalt 



2536.03 
V 14129.03 



riiey -.vould further represent that tliey filed an Invontoiy m caia czt^ 
atcc.nu jr.ve notices to creditors , as required by law, and made proofof cucli 
notices, anu -.yiiicii Inventory and proof of notices to Creditors has oecn here- 
tofore approved by this Court* That they have collected all the assets 
belonjinj "to said estate that could be collected^,and have paid all tiie debts 
and claius ar^-ainst said estateiand that there are no claims pendinG a;;;ain3t 
said estate: that more than one year has elapsed since granting Letters 
to the undersigned by this Court in said estate: that all costs have been, or 
vail be, paid before the final hearing herein, and that all the resic^luary 
legatees and devisees have filed receipts in full for their respective shares 
of said estate, and have v/aived notice of final settlement and have consented 
to the discharge of these Executors, as will more fully appear by their 
receipts here\7ith filed. 

They therefore pray for an Order of this Court setting the same for 
b.earing,and that, upon the posting of notices to all persons interested, at 
the front door of the Court House, for ten days, and the payraent of all costs, 
and the filing of all vouchers for the payments to the respective legcteeo 
and devisees, as above set forth, the said estate be declared fully administer- 
ed accordir.- to law, and the provisions of the v/ill of said deceased; and the 
mdersigned be discharged from all further duties and responsibilities as 
such xlxecutors of said estate* 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

^7<^ 




^ ^^?/ ^ Qiuy /'^- L ^ 



Executors as aforesaid. 
>tate Oi Illinois,) 
ro Daviess County.) 

Jo/in Lliller and Joseph W. Miller, being first duly sv/orn according to 
Law, depose and, on oath, say that they are the Executors above na:;ted;that they 
Uive heard read the foregoing report and account, and know the contents 
;r.ereof;and that the same, and the matters therein stated, are true and 
correct in substance and in fact. 

•UDscribed and sworn to before me ^^ ^ ^^ ,mu~^ ^ ' < - t t^ 

^'-'-is J'J.^ ^Jiy oiy ^-<^i»^ A .D.; 



.1928. 

. j,,otary Public. 




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MARGIN RESERVED FOR BINDING 



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WRITE PUINLY, WITH UNFADING INK 



- THIS IS A PERMANENT RECORD 



ACE aluHiM tx •iaini EJUCTLT. PHTSICLU^ (laald >1>ta 
Day be |>f«p*rl5 clMsitied. Exrct BlsUauit 
I OCCUPATION i> T«7 imixrUDU 



Htt decedent erer served in mUitarf or naval serrice •( U. S.? 




Af'cLU, /^'//^^ 7)e^//^ Oe^-/.^^c^4- 



Heinholt OHI.GART 




Born : Germany 




Bied': Unknown 




Children: Unknown 1 




more than 


one 



Lena - 


Last name unknown 


Bom: 


G(;rmany 


Died: 


Unknown 


Chlldr 


en: Unknown if 




more than one 




Tlllma 


1 OHLGART 




Born: 


April 20, 


1851 


Birthp 


ace: Fri 


edenberg, Germany 


Marrlec 


: .lohann 


a MUELEIP 


Died: 


November 


21, 1939 


Buried 


Kenosha 


, Wisconsin 


Childrc 


n: h 





Johannc 


MUELEIP 


Born: 


Unknown 


Birthp] 


are: Ger 


Marriec 


: Tillma 


Died: 


Unknown 


Buried 


Unknown 


Childrc 


n: 4 


2nd wif 


e: Augus 


3rd wlf 


e: Carol 




Rosalie OHLGART 
Born: December 12, 1885 
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany 
Married: John BIRD 
Died: May 12, 1967 
Burled: City Cemetery, Scale 
Mound. Illinois 



Bertha Louise OHLGART 
Born: July 19, 1890 
Birthplace: Galena, Illinois 
Married: Frank MILLER 
Died: August 15, 1972 
Buried: St. Mary's Cemetery, 
Galena, Illinois 

Arthur OHLGART 
Born: October 12, 1893 
Birthplace: Galena, IllinolE 
Married: Anna JOHNSON 
Died: November 4, 1969 
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, 
Galena, Illinois 

Robert OHLGART 
Born: August 2, 1896 
Birthplace: Apple River, 111 
Children: None 



Frank MILLER 
Born: October 13, 1879 
Birthplace: Guilford Townshi 
Married: Bertha OHLGART 
Died: November 17, 1942 
Buried: St. Mary's Cemetery, 

Galena, Ill inois 
2nd husband: Fred CORDING 




Filena Gertrude MILLER 
Born: February 4, 1908 
Birthplace: Scales Mound, Illinois 
Married: Albert COLEMAN - Ray KEAS 



Leo Charles MILLER 
Born: August 23, 1910 
Birthplace: Scales Mound, 1111 
Married: Dorothy HANDFT 



Alberta Mary MILLER 
Born: March 6, 1912 
Birthplace: Scales Mound, 1111 
Married: Clarence WHITE 



Francis Joseph MILLER 
Born: October 30, 1916 
Birthplace: Scales Hound, 111! 
Married: Velma TEMPERLY 
Children: 6 



len Delores MILLER 

rn: February 2, 1923 

rthplace.: Galena, Illinois 

rried: Marion EHRLER - Harold BERRYMAN 



Edward Albert MILLER 

Born: April 20, 1927 

Birthplace: Galena, Illinois 

Married: Mary BUTLER - November 24, 1956 



Mary Katherlne BUTLER 
Born: July 18, 1934 
Birthplace: Dubuque, lo 
Married: Edward MILLER 




Marie MILLER 
Born: September 12, 1957 
Birthplace: Dubuque, Inwa 



1 David MILLER 

August i, 1959 

hplace: Dubuque, lo 



TILLMAN OHLGART FAMILY 
Great Grandfather (Paternal) 
of Linda Marie MILLER 

Tillman OHLGART, the son of Reinholt OHLGART, was born in Fr i c-d^ p,bi.T- , 
Germany on April 20, 1851. He married Johanna MIIEHLEIP in Germany. 

Tillman OHLGART and Johanna MUEHLEIP came to the United States sometime 
between 1885 and 1890. They settled in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois 
in a small frame house at 503 Gear Street. Tillman was a butcher hv 
trade, but it is unknown if he followed this occupation while living in 
Galena, Illinois. 

Sometime, around 1894, he purchased a butcher shop in Apple River, Jo Daviess 
Illinois and his family was moved to Apple River, Illinois. 

In 1998, Johann MUEHLEIP passed away leaving four small children: Rosalie, 
Bertha Louise, Arthur and Robert. 

Rosalie OHLGART was born December 12, 1885 in Cologne, Germany, she came 
to the United States with her parents before she was five years old. At 
the age of thirteen her mother, Johanna MUEHLEIP, passed away and Rose went 
to live in the home of Henry ZIMMERMAN, who was Johanna MUEHLEIP 'S second 
cousin. 

Rosalie stayed only a short time at the ZIMMERMAN home, until she found 
work at the Mark RITZ home where she helped with housekeeping. Rosalie 
later married John BIRD and had seven children. She died May 13, 1967 
and is buried in Scales Mound, Jo Daviess, Illinois. 



Bertha OHLGART, the writers grandmother, was born July 19, 1890, in 
a small frame home at 503 Gear Street, Galena, Illinois. She married 
Frank MILLER and had 8 children: Filena Gertrude, Leo Charles, Alberta 
Mary, Francis Joseph, Helen Delores, Edward Albert and two sons that 
died at birth. 

Bertha, who was eight years old when her mother died, lived with the 
Henry ZIMMERMAN family in Guilford Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, for 
two years. At the age of ten she was placed in the Will DRINK home to 
work for her room and board. The Will DRINK'S were neighbors of the 
Henry ZIMMERMANS. She lived at the DRINK home until she married Frank 
MILLER. 

Arthur OHLGART was born October 12, 1893 at 503 Gear Street, Galena, 
Illinois. He married: Anna Johnson, they didn't have any children. 
Arthur died on November 4, 1969 and is buried beside his wife in the 
Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Illinois. 

Arthur OHLGART and Anna JOHNSON moved to California, where they were 
neighbors of Henry FORD'S mother who got Arthur a job with liur sor in 
Detroit, Michigan. 

They lived in Chelsea, Michigan, which is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan 
until the time of their deaths. 

Robert OHLGART, who was two years old at the time of his m.others death, 
was born August 2, 1896 in Apple River, Jo Daviess, Illinois. He 
married Cora EFFINGER and had no children. 

Robert OHLGART lived with the Henry ZIMMERMAN family until he was nine 
years old, then he was placed on the John DEININGER farm, East Galena, 



Illinois. I'Jhile on the DEININGER farm, he helped with the truck garden, 
farm work and orchard. He lived here until he was sixteen years old. 
He then ran away, took a train from Galena, Illinois to Scales Mound, 
Illinois where he lived with his sister Rosalie until he found farm work. 

In 1915 Robert OHLGART joined the National Guard and was called to 
serve on April 1, 1916. In June 1917 he was sent to France where he 
served on the front lines for three months. In June of 1918 he 
returned to the United States and his tour of duty was finished. 

Tillman OHLGART moved from Apple River, Jo Daviess and went to Kenosha 
Wisconsin. He married a lady who's last name was AUGUSTUS and still 
later married a third time to Caroline NOLL. 

Tillman OHLGART died November 21, 1939 and is buried in Kenosha, 
Wisconsin. It is unknown to the writer where Johanna MUEHLEIP is 
buried. 



FRANK MILLER FAMILY 

Grandparents (Paternal) 

of Linda Marie MILLER 

Frank MILLER was born October 13, 1879 in Guilford Township. Jo Daviess 
County, Illinois. He attended Schoenhard grade school in Guilford Township 
and lived with his parents, the Nicholas MILLER'S, on the farm which 
Nicholas MILLER purchased from his father, Peter MILLER, in 1863. 

Frank MILLER married Bertha OHLGART, who was born July 19, 1890 in 
Galena, Illinois. 

Due to the death of Bertha OHLGARTS mother, when Bertha was ten years old 
she was sent to live with the Will DRINK family, which consisted of Will 
DRINK, his wife Rachel, and two sons; Albert and Charles. The Will DRINK 
farm was located two miles from the Nicholas MILLER farm in Guilford Town- 
ship, Illinois. Bertha was to help Mrs. Will DRINK with the household 
chores for her room and board. 

The writer believes that Bertha OHLGART met Frank MILLER when she was 
sent by, Mrs Will DRINK, to pick berries on the Nicholas MILLER farm. 

The Will DRINK family encouraged Bertha to marry Frank MILLER, as the 
MILLER family was thought to be financially well-off. 

Frank MILLER and Bertha OHLGART were united in marriage, and moved onto 
his fathers farm, farming on shares. They lived in one half of a two- 
family frame home, which consisted of 10 or 11 rooms. The other half 



of the house was occupied by Frank's father, mother, and sister, Mary. 

The house is still standing and could be renovated, however it is 
vacant now and a portion of the house has been removed. 

Frank's father died May, seventeenth, nineteen hundred and eithteen. 
The farm was purchased by Frank on August 4, 1919, from his mother, 
Mary Anna BRUICE, for the sum of $19,700.00. Frank's mother and sister 
remained on the farm until March of 1920, when they moved to Galena, 
Jo Daviess, Illinois. 

Frank and Bertha worked very hard on this farm. Bertha had six of 
her eight children while living on this farm. Bertha took care 
of her six children, her home and a large garden, from which she 
gathered vegetables for canning. She made the clothes for her children 
on a treadle sewing machine, and besides her above mentioned tasks, 
she helped Frank with the field work and the milking of cows. 

Frank was very strict with the children, and assigned each one, their 
jobs on the farm. The children attended school, which was three miles 
from the MILLER farm, only when they were not needed at home or by a 
neighbor for work. Frank believed work to be more important than an 
education. Most of the children did not get past grade school. Frank 
did allow his oldest daughter Fllena to stay in Galena, Illinois, with 
his mother, Mary Anna BRUICE, to attend Saint Mary's grade school, from 
which she graduated. 

Transportation was by horse and buggy until Frank purchased his first 
car in about 1921. The last memory of this car was the number of times 



it broke down, when he was bringing the family to Galena, for the 
eigth grade graduation of his daughter, Filena. 

For entertainment the older children walked to a neighbors farm several 
miles away, to listen to their victrola, which was the only one in the 
area, and would spend may hours enjoying the music. The first victrola 
owned by the MILLER family is well remembered by the older children. 
A salesman stopped at the MILLER farm and Frank traded him a horse for 
the victrola. 

Frank, greatly bothered with ulcers, and having suffered a sun stroke, 
could no longer operate the farm, thus he was forced to leave it, and 
move to Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, in 1922. Frank rented the 
farm to Seve KLEPECK. 

At the time of Mary Anna BRUICE'S death, March 4, 1925, Frank still 
owed $14,045.75 on the farm. To settle the estate, of Mary Anna BRUICE, 
on September 8, 1927, the farm was sold at auction for $11,113.20. It 
was purchased by Frank's brothers and sisters; Margaret, Theresa, ANNA, 
John, Joseph and Albert. 

In, 1922, after leaving the farm, Frank and Bertha rented a home on the 
Black Jack Road, Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, where two of their children 
were born, one of these being my father, Edward Albert MILLER. While 
living there, they were Bee keepers and sold the honey. They also had 
a truck-garden and sold the produce, which was in excess of what Bertha 
canned for the family. Hundreds of quarts of vegetables and fruits 
were canned to supply her family of eight. 



There was little leisure time, but for entertainment on Sundays, the 
family, neighbors, and friends gathered at the MILLER home for a day 
and evening of visiting, and card playing. Bertha, who never cared for, 
or played cards, would prepare the meals, and join some of the other 
wives to visit, and watch after the children. An occasional visitor 
to the MILLER house was John WULLWEBER, a cripple, who could play the 
guitar, drums, and mouth organ all at the same time. 

The MILLER boys belonged to baseball teams in Galena, and would bring 
their friends home often, therefore. Bertha kept a watchful eye on 
the cellar, where the home made wine was kept. 

On December 23, 1932 Frank MILLER purchased a six room frame house at 
801 Vine Street, Friel and Townsends Addition, Galena, Illinois. At 
this time Frank was still in poor health, but served for many years as 
sexton of Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Galena, Illinois. He was 
able to work in this capacity, however, it was a family job with his 
wife and children helping mow the grass in this fairly large cemetery. 

Bertha was a truly remarkable woman. She was a good neighbor, a good 
wife, and an excellent mother. She proved herself very capable of 
managing the home, and providing for her children, as well as descipling 
them. She budgeted, a meager family income, with money saving methods. 
She made her own soap, rendered her own lard, raised and canned her 
own foods. She took in a boarder, did his wash, and fixed his meals 
in order to assure a small weekly income. When Frank died on November 
17, 1942, Bertha took jobs cleaning homes for several Galena families. 



When somebody would mention "The Good Old Days" to Bertha OHLGART she 
would reply, "The only good thing about the good old days is that they 
are gone". In later years and until her death in 1972 she was living 
in the family residence, with her daughter Helen and son-in-law Harold 
BERRYMAN, at 801 Vine Street, Galena, Illinois. 

Bertha OHLGART, as a hobby, collected handkerchiefs. Many hours were 
spent with the writer, Linda Marie MILLER, explaining the history 
behind each handkerchief. Linda Marie MILLER, now treasures, and has 
in her possession this handkerchief collection, which was given to 
her after the death of Bertha OHLGART. 

Frank MILLER was a catholic, but Bertha OHLGART was non-catholic. She 
raised all of her children in the catholic religion. She herself became 
a catholic on her death bed in 1972 and is buried beside her husband 
Frank MILLER in Saint Mary's cemetery. Galena, Illinois. This cemetery 
was very familiar to her, because of the many years spent there working, 
when Frank was Sexton for Saint Mary's. 

Frank MILLER and Bertha OHLGART had eight children; Filena Gertrude, 
Leo Charles, Alberta Mary, Francis Joseph, Helen Delores, Edward Albert 
and two children who died shortly after birth. 

Filena Gertrude MILLER was born February A, 1908 at Scales 
Mound, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Married Albert COLEMAN, 
divorced COLEMAN and married Ray KEAS. They had two children 
Betty KEAS and Marie KEAS. 

Betty KEAS married Julian ZWACK and they have four 
children; Dannlel, Mark, Julie and Paul. 

Danniel ZWACK married Andrea Althaus. 

Marie KEAS married Jerry ZWACK, divorced ZWACK 
and married Edward BUSCHER. She had four children 



all by her first husband Jerry ZWACK. Her 
children are; Kathy, Laura, Paula and John. 

Leo Charles MILLER was born August 23, 1910 in Scales 
Mound, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He married Dorothy 
HANFT. They had three children: Susan, Gary and Herb. 

Susan MILLER married Michael FARRELL. 

Gary MILLER married Mary Ann WILLS 

Alberta MILLER was born March 6, 1912 in Guilford Township, 
JoDaviess, Illinois. She married Clarence WHITE. They had 
five children; Shirley, Clarence, William, Donald and Nancy. 

Clarence married Norma Wachter and they had 

two children; James and Gregg. 

Shirley WHITE married Verle WINTER and they had 

two children; Terrance and Ronald. 

William WHITE married Beverly Talmadge and they 

had four children; Rose, Randal, Timmothy, and Susan. 

Donald WHITE was born October 27, 1936 and died 

May 4, 1938, 

Nancy WHITE married John WALL and they had two 

children; Vonda and Bonnie. 
Francis Joseph MILLER was born October 30, 1916 at Guilford 
Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He married Velma 
TEMPERLY. They had six children; Richard, Patricia, Diane, 
Ronald, Gregg and Mark. 

Richard MILLER married Constance BAUGHN, they 

have three children; Nanette, Jeffery and Susan. 



Patricia MILLER married Harvey TIBBETTS and 
they have two children; Anthony and Jacquline. 
Diane MILLER married Richard NIEMEYER and they 
have five children; Theodore, Kelley, Robert, 
Thomas and Richard. 

Ronald MILLER married Elizabeth VIRTUE and 
they have one child; Andrew, 

Helen Delores MILLER was born February 2, 1923 at Galena, 
Jo Daviess, Illinois. Married Marion EHRLER, divorced 
EHRLER and married Harold BERRYMAN. She has one child; 
Thomas BERRYMAN. 

Thomas BERRYMAN married Leona BAIER and they have 

two children; Wayne and Patricia. 

Edward Albert MILLER was born April 20, 1927 at Galena, 
Jo Daviess, Illinois. He married Mary Katherine BUTLER 
and they have two children; Linda Marie and Michael David, 

Edward MILLER, the writers father, was born in a small frame hone on 
Black Jack Road, about one and threeforths miles from the city limits 
of Galena, Illinois. 

When Edward was five years old the family moved from Black Jack Road 
to 801 Vine Street, Galena, Illinois. He lived at this address until 
he was eighteen years old, at which time he moved to Dubuque, Iowa 
He worked at the General Dry Battery Company until 19A9 when he moved to 
Rockford, Illinois. 

While in Rockford he lived at 1225 North Church Street, in a rooming 
house, and worked for the Greyhound Bus Depot as an information clerk 



and ticket agent. 

On the thirtenth of November 1950 he was drafted into the Army, receiving 
his orders to report from the draft board in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. 
He took his basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, after which he was 
sent to Germany and assigned to the sixth MM Ordnance Company. While 
in the Army he was a requisition clerk, keeping inventory cards up to 
date and typing requisitions for spare parts. While serving in Germany 
he had the opportunity to visit France, Italy, Switzerland and the Isle 
of Capri. He was discharged from the Army on November 19, 1952 and 
returned to Dubuque, Iowa. 

He enrolled at Bayless Business College, taking and accounting course, 
and graduated in 1955. 

He worked in the office at Farley and Loetscher Manufacturing Company 
until 1962, when he accepted a position with John Westwick Foundry, Inc. 
Galena, Illinois. 

He was married to Mary Katherine BUTLER on November 2A, 1956. 






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SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM 

ORDER TO REPORT FOR INDUCTION 



Dubuque Counky Locat cioard 

628 B 6- i Bid?. 

Dubuque, Iowa 




2 November 1950 



(Date of mmilms) 



(Locu. BoAn Date Stamp Wrra Cora) 



The President of the United States, 



To 


Edward Albert MILLER 




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(Firatname) {Middle name) (Laat name) 


(Selective Service Nomber) 




8i|2 N, Main 

(Street and number) 







Rockford 

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(State) 


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GREETING: 















Having submitted yourself to a Local Board composed of your neighbors for the purpose of deter- 
mining your availability for service in the armed forces of the United States, you are hereby ordered to 

report to the Local Board named above at ?tiiJcMn_Sts?^ Dubuque^ lowa^ _... 



(Place of reporting;) 



at .._8:Q0 A _ m., on the -.. 

(Hour of reporting) 

forwarding to an induction station. 



13. 



day of November .__. , 195_0 .., for 



This Local Board will furnish transportation to the induction station where you will be examined, and, if accepted for 
service, you will then be inducted into a branch of the armed forces. 

Persons reporting to the induction station in some instances are found to have developed disqualifying defects since 
being examined and may be rejected for these or other reasons. It is well to keep this in mind in arranging your affairs, 
to prevent any undue hardship if you are rejected at the induction station. If you are employed, you should advise your 
employer of this -lotice and of the possibility that you may not be accepted at the induction station. Your employer can 
then be prepared to replace you if you are accepted, or to continue your employment if you are rejected. 

If you are not accepted, return transportation will be provided. 

Willful failure to report promptly to this Local Board at the place specified above and at the hour and on the day named 
in this notice is a violation of the Selective Service Act of 1948, and subject* the violator to fine and imprisonment. 

You must keep this form and bring it with you when you report to the Local Board. Bring with you sufficient clothing 
for 3 days. 

If you are so far removed from your own Local Board that reporting in compliance with this Order will be a serious 
h*rdship and you desire to report to a Local Board in the area of which you are now located, go immediately to that Local 
Board and make written request for transfer of your delivery for induction,^ taking- this Order with you. 



aas Fona No. lit 




Member of Local Boord. *«= 



r U. S GOVERNMENT. PRIMING OfTlCE ; 1 948 — 0-«)e974 



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H2A]>;UA.HTERS 
KJCOM OBIRANCE SCHOOL 
APO 171 US Asm 



TGO 352.1?/ 27 Au^-ust 1951 

SUBJ^T: Honor Gradaat<9 



THSU: Coamanding &«ndrel 

Seventh Army 
APO 46, US Army 
(ATTN: Go Division) 



TO: Comoanding Officer 

Haadqoartere & HeadquS'rters Detachuent 
6th Ordnance M Coiapany 
APO 46, U5 Army 



1« It is the policy of the EUCOM Ordnimce School to designate 
certain worthy graduates as "Honor 'graduates". The title "Honor Graduate* 
is neither easily attained nor lightly assigned. To be so designated a 
stulent must have achieved a nomerical grade far above average for the 
entire course. He must also have displayed to a hi^ degree the qtisliti^s 
nost desired in a soldier of the United States Army, 

2, In this instance it gives the school genuine pleasure to announce 
that Pfc Miller, Edward A., US 55 046 399, -^s desiipia'tad "Honor Gradi^.te" 
in Ordnance General Supply Course Class Number 80, which was graduated 

25 August 1951. 

3, The KJCOM Ordnance School wishes to commend Pfc Miller highly 
for his noteworthy performance. Also, in passing, the school acknowledges 
the role played by this soldier's unit commander in oarafully selecting 

a desir&ble recipient for instruction. It Is only through the proper se- 
le-c+.-'nr nf etadenta that the fscilitlss of this installs- tion ca-n be fully 
utilized, 

4, Heq.uest that a copy of this letter be nadr! a perman jrt aadition 
to Pfc Miller's records file. 

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K. 5. LAira 
Lt Col, Ord Ocrjis 
I el: Eschwege 2547 Gomnandant 

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AG 352.17 ASEGC-TE 1st Ind 

(27 August 1951) 

SUBJECT: Honor Graduate 

Headquarters Seventh Army, APC 4^, US Arny 

THRUt Commanding Officer, 47th Ordnance Group, AFO 154, VS Amy 

TO: Pfc Edward A, Miiier, Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment, 

6th Ordnance MM Company, APO 46, US Amy 

1, It is -with pleasure thst I forv/ard this evicence of superior 
performance of duty, 

^ 2. Your record at this scl-ooi indicates coumendable soldierly 

qualities and appreciation of reeponsibiiities. 



^.--' m: s. eddy 

Lieutenant General, U,' S, Army 
Commarding 

ASSGC - Sxt 8159 

AG 352«i7 ASMSe^fB 2n(l ^d 
(2'/ Aueust IVSl) 

neadouarters, 4Vth urdnaxice uroup, ntv 154 l^ Army, ±A September i-?:>i 

ihr^U : Conmanditig ufficer, vlst >jrlnance dattalion, .^U b^o uS Army 

TO: r'fc iidward A. wilier, 6tn urdnance uuf Company, AR) ^6 Li5 Army 

1. This correspondence is forvarrted witn great pleasure, x wish to 
add my personal commendation for the outstanding manner in wnich you have 
performed your duties as a stucent o.' the j.^ .'C;v urdnanc? -rrhcci. 

2, The title "Honor Graduate ' is not only an indication of high 
personal achievejuent , but reflects grsat credit upon the entire L.rdnance 
svstem. 



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Uoionei, i..rd Corps 
Commanding 



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v^;7 Aug 51) 4r.h Ind IvFil/whr 

oth Ordnenca iediun i^i-ir. tonoiica Oomceny, Apu 4ti, co .'-.rmv, oJiT: i, 1 

I'.; rf'c -.dwrrd A. ivijler, 6th Crdnsnce .... >oniper.y, .Af>.. 46, ,.^ irir.v 

1. 1 wish to ftdJ my oon^rstulatioris for yo'..r attDi/irisr.t of t-.a 
position of "•■'cnor GrHduata" of oupply Course :\U!r.':ar 60 et -.schyv's 5. 

2. You have oe.ussd the whole ooven tii ^^n:y to baco:)--? f .<Era c:'' 
yoj e.o beir-b somoone w'-.c is s.tisfiad with riOtniii^, lass then the b-ot, 

3. It io /.• it'ri ^r^c.\, prlaa t!. .., 1 &-rproso my ieeij.n;_;s -.vit.i a 
"'.-'ell i-'ono". 



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John BUTLER 

Bom: 1826 

Died: February 23 

Birthplace: Ireland 

Married: Elizabeth CONLEY 

Children: Four 




Elizabeth CONLEY 

Bom: 1833 

Died: March 7, 1903 

Birthplace: County Carlow 

Married: John BUTLER 

Children: Four 



James BUTLER 
Born: 1856 
Died: 1920 
Married: Yes 
Children: Two 



John 


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Born: 


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Died: 


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1916 


Married: 


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Child 


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Richard BUTLER 

Born: 1864 

Died: 1926 

Married; Eugenie PLAMONDON 

Children: Two adopted 



Nell BUTLER 
Born : Unknown 
Died : Unknown 
Married: Luis Morris 
Children: Six 



Mable BUTLER 
Born: January, 20, 1882 
Died: November 4, .917 
Married: John MURPH':' 



Harold BUTLER 
Born: September 13, 1884 
Died: January 18, 1949 
Married: No 



Frank BUTLER 

Born: September 11, 1887 

Died: December 24, 1968 

Married: Ida KOEHLER - Flora BALL 



Evelyn BUTLER 
Born: August 12, 1896 
Died: October 26, 1948 
Children: One 



Mary Katherine BUTLER 
Born: July 18, 1934 
Birthplace: Dubuque, Iowa 
Children: .Two 



Edward Albert MILLER 
Born: April, 20, 1927 
Birthplace: Galena, Illi 
Children: two 




Linda MILLER 

Burn: September 12, 1957 

Birthplace: Dubuque, Iowa 



Michael David MILLER 
Bom: August 1, 1959 
Birthplace: Dubuque, lo 



Mary DONAHUE 

Born: 1863 

Died: 1931 

Married: John Charles BUTLER 

Children: Four 



THE JOHN BUTLER FAMILY 

Great, Great, Grandparents (Maternal) 
of Linda Marie MILLER 



John BUTLER was born in Ireland and came to the United States of America 
and settled in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He met an Irish lass, Elizabeth 
CONLEY, who was born in County Carlow, Ireland. Elizabeth came to the 
United States of America in 1846 at the age of 13 years. She remained 
a short time in New York City, New York, then moved to Norristown, Penn- 
sylvania, where she was united in marriage to John BUTLER. In 1858 John 
BUTLER and Elizabeth CONLEY moved to Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. They 
had four children, John Charles, James, Richard, and Nell. John Charles 
was a machinist for the Milwaukee Railroad shops. In Dubuque, Iowa. 
He married Mary Edna DONAHUE. 

James BUTLER was a broom-maker at the F.A. Miller factory. He was married, 
but his wife is unknown to the writer, he had two daughters Loretta, and 
Bertha. 

Richard BUTLER was a Mail Carrier. He married Eugenia PLAMONDON and had 
two adopted daughters. Eugenia PLAMONDON was born in 1866 and died in 
1952. She is buried beside her husband, in Mount Olivet Cemetary, Key West, 
Dubuque County, Iowa. 

Nell BUTLER married Luis M/:)RRIS . They lived in Los Angelus, California. 
They had six children, Nellie, Josie, Charles, Luis, Margaret, and one 
child whose name is unknown to the writer. 

The only know residence of the John BUTLER family was 1478 Washington 
Street, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. 



Elizabeth CONLEY'S character was described in her obituary which reads 
"A woman of happy temperment, a light and joy of her home, which was a 
hospitable one. She was revered for her true womanhood and many virtues. 
As a neighbor she was a personification of kindness and sympathy, always 
having a cheerful word for those in distress. She was a most charitable 
woman, and her deeds of charity were many. She leaves behind her a 
family who are an honor to her, and who are among Dubuque's best citizens." 
John and Elizabeth were Roman Catholics and beleived to be loyal Democrats. 
The cause of the death of John BUTLER was cancer of the lower jaw, and 
Elizabeth died with the La Gripped. 

John BUTLER and Elizabeth CONLEY, and their sons John Charles, James, and 
Richard are buried in Mount Olivet Cemetary, Key West, Dubuque County, 
Iowa. The burial place of Nell BUTLER their daughter Is beleived to be 
in Las Angelus, California - where she lived and raised her family. 




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OF LINDA MARIE MILLER 



John Charles BUTLER, the son of John BUTLER, was born December 
29, 1859, in the state of Iowa, U.S.A. He married Mary Edna 
DONAHUE. 

On May 18, 1904, John BUTLER and Mary DONAHUE, purchased a home 
at 1876 Washington Street, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, for the 
sum of eighteen hundred dollars. This home, which was purchased 
from Richard BUTLER, is located in a residential area, on the 
East side of Dubuque, in the northerly half of lot number ninety- 
eight (98) . The house is a seven room frame home with a large 
yard. 

John BUTLER was a machinist at the Milwaukee Railroad Shops, 
Dubuque, Iowa. He provided an adequate income to support his 
wife and children. He was the head of the BUTLER household and 
made most of the decisions. 

Mary DONAHUE, who was a good housekeeper, took pride in her 
home, done a lot of canning and baking and took good care of 
her four children. For pastime she enjoyed sewing and doing 
embroidery work. 



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John Charles BUTLER and Mary Edna DONAHUE both enjoyed visiting 
with neighbors, spending many evenings discussing politics, current 
news items and activities of the children. 

They were Roman Catholics and belonged to Saint Patricks Catholic 
Church, located at fifteenth and Iowa Street, Dubuque, Iowa. At 
that time, this church was considered to be the, "Irish Catholic 
Church." 

John Charles BUTLER and Mary Edna DONAHUE had four children; 
Mable, Frank, Harold and Evelyn. 

Mable Lorretta BUTLER married John Francis MURPHY, 
who operated a grocery store from 1913 until his 
retirement in 1957. The family residence was 1280 
West Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa. John MURPHY was 
born January 4, 1879 and died April 14, 1964. John 
Francis MURPHY and Mable Lorretta BUTLER are buried 
in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque County, 
Iowa. They had four children; Irene, Florence, 
Mary and John Jr. 

Irene MURPHY, who is a registered nurse, 
moved to California, where she met and 
married Jack KELLER. They live in San 
Francisco, California and have two adopted 
twin sons; Patrick and Michael. 



Florence MURPHY' remained single and resides 
with her sister Mary at the family residence, 
1280 West Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa. Florence 
worked many years for the Iowa State Employment 
Security Commission, Dubuque, Iowa, until her 
retirement. 

Mary MURPHY remained single and resides with 
her sister Florence at the family residence. 
Mary worked with her father in the grocery 
store until his retirement. Shortly thereafter, 
she accepted employment with the Key City Iron 
Works, as a bookkeeper and is presently 
employed there. 

John .MURPHY Jr. married Mary Eileen HITTENMILLER 
of Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa. John 
was a Deputy Sheriff of Dubuque County for many 
years and is the sheriff of Dubuque County at 
the present time. Mary Eileen HITTENMILLER, 
who is a registered nurse, is an instructor at 
Saint Joseph's Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa. 
They have five children; Patricia, John LI, 
Susan, Kathleen, and Thomas. 

Patricia MURPHY, who is a graduate of 
the University of Iowa, is presently 



teaching mentally handicapped in 
Dubuque, Iowa. 

John MURPHY II, is employed by the 
Iowa Department of Highways. 

Susan MURPHY, who is a graduate of 
the University of Iowa, is presently 
a social worker in Iowa City, Iowa. 

Kathleen MURPHY is attending Mount 
Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 
working toward a degree in nursing. 

Thomas MURPHY is attending Wahlert 
High School, Dubuque, Iowa. 

Frank BUTLER was a machine operator at Carr-Adams and 
Collier Manufacturing Company, Dubuque, Iowa. He married 
Ida KOEHLER. Frank was catholic and Ida was protestant, 
the children were raised protestant. After Ida KOEHLER 
passed away, Frank BUTLER was married to Flora BALL. 
Frank BUTLER is buried in Linwood Cemetery, a protestant 
cemetery, between his two wives. Frank BUTLER and Ida 
KOEHLER had four children; Wilford, Luella, Helen and 
Gladys. 

Wilford, who never married, lived at home until 
he passed away at the age of twenty five from a 
heart condition. 



Luella died at birth. 

Helen married William WITTSTOCK and had two 
children; William and Ruth. She divorced 
WITTSTOCK and married Carl HIRSCH and they had 
nine children: John, Robert, Ronald, Thomas, 
Richard, Mary, Sandra, Lois, and Dorothy. At 
the time of Helen's death, on September 19, 1974, 
she had 40 grandchildren and four great grand- 
children. 

Gladys married Kenneth LONEY and had eight 
children; Gerald, David, Allen, Jim, Donald, 
Barbara and 2 girls, names unknown to the writer. 
Gladys BUTLER and Kenneth LONEY are still living 
in Dubuque, Iowa and have over 20 grand children. 

Harold BUTLER never married. He worked many years 
at the Dubuque Casket Company, Dubuque, Iowa and 
he was known as the finest casket liner in the area. 
Harold wanted to move to California and on the 
presumption his mother would go also, he quit his 
job. His mother refused to move to California 
after which Harold never returned to work and 
became a heavy drinker. He resided all his life 
at the family residence at 1876 Washinton Street, 
Dubuque, Iowa. He is buried at Mount Olivet 
Cemetery, Key West, Iowa. 

Evelyn, the writers grandmother, is written up in 
the next section. 



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Bridget MCDOUNGH 
Born: September 23, 1847 
Died: February 14, 1910 
Burrled: Key West 
Married: DONAHUli 6. FAERRf,). 
Children: 3 - DONAHUE 
2 - KARRELL 



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Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Children: 3 




Mary DONAHUE 

Born: 1863 

Died: 1931 

Married : John BUTLER 

Children: 4 



Katherine DONAHUE 
Born: Unknown 
Died : Unknown 
Married: Richard MULLEN 



Frank DONAHUE 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 



John BUTLER 

Born: December 29, 18 
Died : May 15, 1916 
Married: Mary DONAHUE 
Children: 4 




Mable BUTLER 
Born: January 20, 1B82 
Died: November 4, 1917 
Married: John MURPHY 
Children: 4 



Harold BUTLER 

Born: September 13, 188 

Died: January 18, 1949 



Frank BUTLER 

Born: September 11, 1887 

Died: December 24, 1968 

Married: Ida KOEHLER _ Flora BALL 

Children: 4 



Evelyn BUTLER 
Born: August 12, 1896 
Died: October 26, 1948 
Children: 1 



atherine BUTLER 

July 18, 1934 
d: Edward Albert MILLER 



Edward Albert MILLER 
Born: April 20, 1927 
Married: Mary Katherine BUTLER 
Children: 2 




Linda Marie MILLER 

Born: September 12, 1957 

Birthplace: Dubuque, Iowa 



hael David MILLER 
n: August 1, 1959 
thplace: Dubuque, Iowa 



THE DONAHUE FAMILY 

Great, Great, Grandparents (Maternal) 
of LINDA MARIE MILLER 



Donahue, whos first name^ is unknown to the writer, was married to 
Bridget MCDONOUGH, who was the daoughter of Frank MCDONOUGH. They 
had three children; Mary, Katherine, and Frank. 

Mary DONAHUE married John BUTLER, a machinist with the 
Milwaukee Railroad Shops in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa 
U.S.A. They had four children: Mable, Harold, Frank and 
Evelyn. 

Katherine DONAHUE married Richard MULLEN and moved from 
Dubuque, Iowa to Waterloo, Iowa. Katherine DONAHUE and 
Richard MULLEN are buried in Waterloo, Iowa. It is unknown 
to the writer if they had children. 

Frank DONAHUE, who remained a bachelor, left Dubuque, Iowa 
at an early age and went Lo St. Paul, Minnesota. While in 
St. Paul there was a fire at his place of residence. For 
years the family thought Frank had perished in the fire, 
however, later a friend of Frank's appeared at the door of 
Frank's sister, Mary DONAHUE, and made it known that Frank 
was still living. Sometime later, while Mary DONAHUE was 
ill, Frank returned to Dubuque, Iowa to visit his sister. 
He then moved to Los Angelus, California, where he died and 
was buried. 

Bridget MCDONOUGH, after the death of DONAHUE married Patrick FARRELL, 
who was born in 1843 and died in 1916. The FARRELL' S were originally 



O'FARRELL'S, however, they dropped the "0" and the family became 
FARRELL. The had two children; Margaret and James. 

Margaret FARRELL, who remained single, lived at 1628 Washington 
Street, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, with her mother and father. 
Margaret FARRELL moved to California where she died and is buried. 
It is not known when Margaret moved to California, however, she 
was in Dubuque, Iowa on February 14, 1910, to sign her mothers 
death certificate, and it is knowWshe returned from California to 
attend the funeral of her half sister's Mary DONAHUE'S daughter, 
Mable BUTLER, who died November 4, 1917. 

James FARRELL, who never married, was living in California at the 
time of his death. He is buried in a Veterans Cemetery in 
California. 

Bridget MCDONOUGH, who died February 14, 1910, was living at 1628 
Washington Street, Dubuque, Iowa, at the time of her death. The cause 
of her death being an obstruction of the gall bladder and uremia. She 
is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa beside her second 
husband, Patrick FARRELL. 

At 1628 Washington Street, Dubuque, Iowa, Bridget MCDONOUGH was a neighbor, 
of a CALLAHAN family. Bridget weNt to the CALLAHAN home when Edward 
CALLAHAN was born and Mrs. CALLAHAN died in child birth. Bridget took 
the child Edward CALLAHAN home with her as his father was a railroad man 
who was away from home a lot. For a time Edwards father sent money for 
his support, however, before long Bridget no longer heard from Edward's 
father. Bridget decided, when Edward was two years old, they could no 
longer financially afford to keep Edward, as they had their own two 
children to raise. She planned on placing Edward in an orphanage where 



he would be cared for. 

Bridget's children cried when they heard of her plans for Edward, 
so he was raised by the FARRELL family. When Edward was of age, he 
moved to Waterloo, Iowa. He is married and has three children. 



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Grandmother (amternal) 
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Evelyn BUTLER, born August 12, 1896, was the daughter of John 
Charles BUTLER and Mary Edna DONAHUE. She resided at 1876 
Washington Street, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, with her 
father, mother and brother Harold. She had one daughter, Mary 
Katherine BUTLER, who was born at 1876 Washington Street, 
Dubuque, Iowa. 

Evelyn, like her mother, was a soft spoken, kind woman who believed 
"Speak well of all you now, or, don't speak at all". When she was 
twenty years old her father passed away, and being a dependable, 
mature young woman she felt responsible to care for and look out 
for the well being of her mother and brother, which she did. She 
was a Roman Catholic, and a backer of the democratic party. She 
was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and the Ladies 
Catholic Benevalent Society. 

Evelyn attended Cutler Business College in Dubuque, Iowa. She worked 
at the Dubuque Fire Marine Insurance Company, as a secretary and book- 
keeper. During the depression, when she uas unable to find an office 
job, she worked for the W.P.A. in the sewing room. After the 
depression she worked at the Dubuque Wholesale Grocery Company in 
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. 



Evelyn had a great love for music and was a talented pianist, 
she had fifteen years of music instruction from the Music Acadamy 
of Dubuque. 

Their home was a comfortable one and a source of enjoyment to the 
members of the family, friends and neighbors. Recreation for 
them was mainly inviting family, and friends in and Evelyn would 
play the piano for hours, playing all the songs the guests wanted 
to hear. Later the home canned fruit and jam would be brought 
up from the cellar and the baked goods brought from the pantry 
and lunch was provided. 

They were a family who practiced their religion, encouraged education 
and stressed the importance of becoming a person of integrity, 
possessing compassion for other people, and understanding of other 
people. 

Evelyn passed away when her daughter, Mary, was fourteen years old. 

Mary Katherine BUTLER, the daughter of Evelyn BUTLER, was born July 
18, 1934. Mary lived at the family residence, until the death of 
her mother, October 26, 1948. 

Mary Katherine BUTLER graduated from the eighth grade at Saint 
Patricks Catholic grade school, Dubuque, Iowa. 

Evelyn Elizabeth BUTLER left no will, therefore, Florence Katherine 
MURPHY, a niece of Evelyn BUTLER'S, was appointed by the courts 
as Mary's legal guardian. 



Shortly after the death of her mother, Mary went to live at Our 
Lady of Lourdes, a boarding place for working woman, operated by 
the nuns in Dubuque, Iowa. 

On July 30, 1949, Florence MURPHY obtained a place for Mary to live 
in the private home of Mr and Mrs WINKELHAUS, Windsor Avenue, 
Dubuque, Iowa, where she remained until 1953. 

The family residence was sold in May of 1949 to settle the estate 
of Evelyn Elizabeth BUTLER. Proceeds of the estate were barely 
sufficient to obtain a high-school education for Mary. 

While attending high school, Mary worked after school and week- 
ends, at the L. W. Drug Company, Inc., as a waitress, and later 
at Hillcrest Baby Fold where her job was to care for, and entertain 
the small children. 

Mary graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, Dubuque, Iowa in 
1953. She worked the summer of 1953 at the General Dry Battery 
Factory. All the places of her employment being in Dubuque, 
Dubuque County, Iowa. 

Florence Katherine MURPHtS guardianship ended in 1953 when Mary 
became eighteen years of age. During the guardianship Florence 
MURPHY did more than manage the financial needs of Mary. She 
Provided the guidance, love, and understanding necessary to a 
young girl. Florence's excellent job of managing the guardianship 
funds are proven in her well kept records, which are now in the 



possession of Mary Katherine BUTLER. All funds for Mary were 
exhausted in 1953. Florence MURPHY, knowing of Mary's desire to 
become a nurse, arranged for her to enter Saint Joseph's Mercy 
Hospital school of nursing, from which she graduated in 1956. 

On November 24, 1956 Mary Katherine BUTLER married Edward Albert 
MILLER, at Saint Raphaels Cathedral, Dubuque, Iowa. 






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THE EDWARD ALBERT MILLER FAMILY 
Parents of Linda Marie MILLER 

Edward Albert MILLER and Mary Katherine BUTLER were married on 
November 24, 1956 at Saint Raphaels Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque 
Couty, Iowa. 

Their first home, was a three room upstairs apartment on Kniest 
Street, Dubuque, Iowa. They lived there until they discovered 
they were going to become parents. It was decided that the apart- 
ment would not be suitable after the child was born, so they 
moved Into a larger apartment at eleven ten and one half Iowa 
Street, Dubuque, Iowa. This apartment consisted of six rooms and 
bath. 

Edward Albert MILLER was employed, in the office, at the Farley 
and Loetscher Manufacturing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, and had a 
part time sales job at the J. C. Penny Company in Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mary Katherine BUTLER, a registered nurse, was working at Saint 
Joseph's Sanitarium, however, she was advised by the physician to 
give up the position because of the heavy lifting. She then accepted 
emplo3mient at Xavier Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa, working nights, on 
the obstetrical floor and nursery, until two weeks before the birth 
of their daughter Linda Marie MILLER on September 12, 1957. 

In 1959, while visiting relatives in Galena, Illinois they decided 
to go house hunting as real estate, taxes and etc; were much more 
reasonable in the Galena area than they were in Dubuque, Iowa which 
was fifteen miles west of Galena, Illinois. A home was found on the 
Scales Mound road, about one and one half miles from the Galena 
city limits. This home, which they purchased, was a frame home with 



six rooms and bath on approximately one acre of ground. 

While living there a large garden was planted from which vegetables 
were canned for the family. A small orchard was started as well 
as grapes and berry bushes. 

On August I, 1959, their second child, Michael David MILLER was 
born. The family lived on the Scales Mound road until 1962. At 
this time, Edward MILLER, was working at John Westwlck Foundry, Inc. 
in Galena, Illinois. Mary Katherine BUTLER was working, as an 
office nurse, for Doctor Ray E. LOGAN, nad Linda Marie MILLER was 
about to start school. It was decided it would be beneficial 
for the family to move within the city limits. The house was 
sold and the family rented an apartment at 614^2 Hill Street, 
Galena, Illinois. 

After one year of renting they had an opportunity to purchase a 
frame home at 611 Ridge Street, Galena, Illinois. This home, 
which they purchased, consists of six rooms and bath. It has a 
large yard where Edward MILLER plants a large gaiden from which 
Mary Katherine BUTLER cans for the family. They also have planted 
several apple trees, plum trees, a pear tree, rasberrles, strawberries 
and a peach tree. 

On April 16, 1966 a misfortune befell Edward and Mary, as their son 
Michael, lost sight of his right eye, in an accident, while playing 
with a neighbor boy. 

My parents, who both work, still find time for recreation. They both 
enjoy having friends come to the house for a cook-out in the yard, 
followed by games of badminton, jarts, and cards. 



Edward and Mary also enioy roller skating, ping-pong and tennis. 
They found these activities allowed them to spend time with their 
children in recreation the whole family could enjoy. They enjoy 
spectator sports and go to basketball, baseball, and football games. 

My father, as a hobby, collects coins and stamps which will in later 
years be passed on and treasured by my brother, Michael and the 
writer, Linda Marie MILLER. 

They enjoy traveling, believing that travel is an education in itself, 
they took my brother and I on many vacations. The most memorable ones 
being, a trip to Washington D.C. to see the capital of the United States 
a trip to New York City, New York to view the Statue of Liberty, and a 
trip to Niagra Falls, Canada. 

My father is the head of our household, he has made the decisions 
regarding major purchases, moving and our schooling. He is the 
disciplinarian of his children. However, my father discussed his 
opinions with may mother regarding all of the above before the 
final decisions were made. 

My family belong to St. Mary's catholic church, the Elks Club, and 
the Royal Neighbors of America. 

At the time of this writing, my father is employed by John Westwick 
Foundry, Inc. my mother is employed by Doctors Gillies, Hockman, and 
Johnson, as an office nurse in their clinic at Galena, Illinois. My 
brother Michael David MILLER, is a sophomore at the Galena High School, 
where he is actively engaged in athletics, having belonged to the 
basketball team two years and presently on the tennis team. The writer 
Linda Marie MILLER, is attending Rock Valley College at Rockford, 
Winnebago, Illinois. 



Bride in Saturday Ceremony 




M)s hdward A. MilUr 



The maiTiaga o{ Miss Wary K. 
Butler of 2705 Asbury St., and Ed- 
ward A MUler of 331 Bluff St., 
was solemnized Saturday in St. 
Raphael's Cathedral by th« Rt. 
Rev. J. V. Casey. i 

Miss Geraldino Hanten provided i 
the organ background for the 10! 
a.m. double ring ceremony and: 
accompanied William Finn, soloist. 
The bride's cousin, John Murphy 1 
of 60 Nevada ,Sl., gave her in mar- 
riage. 

Kor her wedding Miss Butler 
wore a gown of rose point lace 
and tulle with lace bodice, vee 
neckline and long tapered sleeves. 
A lace pcphim accented the vol- 
ummous ihvoe-ticred skirt of ny-; 
Ion tulle and her veil of French 
illusion fell from a sequin encrust- 
ed Q\ieen Anne's crown. 

Her jewelry was a single strand 
of pearls, giift of the bridegroom; 
with her colonial bouquet of red 
roses and lilie? of the valley, she 
carried a silver rosary. 

The matron of honor. Mrs. John 
McGinn of Cascade, was dres.sed 
in a frock of white rose points 
lace and coralberry tulle. The fit- 
ted lace bodice featured a scal- 
loped neckline and tiny sleeves; 
diamond shaped lacs inserts ac- 
cented the voluminous tulle skirt 
«nrt her malcliing crown of lace 



and tulle was trimmed with lace 
bows. 

Misi Loretta Blackburn, and 
Miss Kathleen Kress of Du- 
buque, bridesmaids, wore dresses 
identical to that of Mrs. McGinn' 
I and each attendant carried a colon- i 
iial bouquet of while carnations and I 
I pompons. 

j The small coun.sin? of the bride, I 
j Patricia and Johnnie Murphy, werft 
I the flower girl and ring bearer. 
I Maurice Niemers of .1.31 Bluff St.,j 
:was the best man; others of the; 
bridal party were Lou Lo Bianco 
of 687 Alpine St., and John Theo-' 
dors of 1627 Dodge St. \ 

A wedding dinner at Bunker HiU| 
was foUwed by a reception at the, 
I.ux Club with Mi-is Jeanette' 
Krembs, Miss Wary K. Brennan. 
Miss Bonnie Mitchell and Miss 
; Madeline Leibold as ho.^tesses. 
! The new Mr. and Mrs. Miller 
[will be at homo after Pec. 3 at 
|21l)8 Kniest St, 

I Mrs. Miller was graduat* from 
i Senior High School and St. Jo- 
iseph Mercy Hospital School of 
I Nursing. She is now on the staff 
iat SI. Joseph's Sanitarium. 
! Mr. Miller, son of Mrs. Bertha 
; Miller of Galena, 111 , i' a graduate 
!of St. Mary'» High School there 
'and from Bayless Business College 

in Dubuque, Ha is an employe of 

the Farley and Loefscher Manu 

factiiring Co, 



LINDA MARIE MILLER 
THE WRITER OF THIS FAMILY HISTORY 

Linda Marie MILLER, the daughter of Edward Albert MILLER and Mary 
Katherine BUTLER, was born on September 12, 1957 at Xavier Hospital 
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. 

At the time of my birth, the Edward MILLER family was renting an 
apartment at 1110^ Iowa Street, Dubuque, Iowa. This appartment 
consisted of six rooms and bath, and was one of four apartments 
in the building. 

In 1959 the Edward MILLER family moved from 1110^5 Iowa Street to. 
Scales Mound Road, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. This home 
is located about and and one half miles from the city limits of 
Galena, Illinois. This home has six rooms and approximately one 
acre of ground. It was while living there, on August 1, 1959, 
that my only brother Michael David MILLER was born. 

In 1962 the home on the Scales Mound Road was sold and the family 
moved to 614% Hill Street, Galena, Illinois, where the family 
rented an apartment Consisting of five rooms and a bath. 

In 1963, the Edward MILLER family moved from 614'-5 Hill Street to 
611 Ridge Street, Galena, Illinois. This home, where we presently 
live, is a frame home having six rooms and bath. This home is 
located on the West Side of Galena, Illinois. 



I attended St. Mary's grade school. Galena, Illinois, where I received 
ray first Holy Communion and was Confirmed. I graduated from St. Mary's 
in 1971. After graduating from grade school, I attended the Galena 
High School for four years. While attending the Galena High School, 
I was in the band for four years, playing clarinet; belonged to the 
tennis team; was on the prom committee; was in the speech contest two 
years; belonged to Future Homemakers of America; a member of the golf 
team; and a member of the Girl Scouts of America. 

During my freshman year 1 was a volunteer candy striper at the North- 
western Illinois Coimnunity Hospital, where I worked after school and 
weekends. 

When I was a sophmore in high school I started working as a waitress 
at the Logan House, Galena, Illinois. 1 averaged 30 hours a week during 
the school year and worked full time during the summer months. I gave 
up this position on May 24, 1975, to accept a position as a sales 
clerk at the Book Nook in Galena, Illinois. I remained employed there 
until August of 1975 when I moved to Rockford, Winnebago County, 111. 
to attend Rock Valley College. 

I am presently living at 1538 Broadway Street, Rockford, Illinois, in 
a 3 room apartment, which I share with two other girls from Galena, 
Illinois. These girls being, Nancy Walker and Mary Dellabella. 

In my spare time I enjoy dancing, tennis, golf, skiing, snow mobiling, 
motor cycle riding and parties. 



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