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CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois 



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V 



Rock Valley College 

Educaiional Resourcas 

Center 



VANAGS. KRISTINE SANDRA, 1957- 



■./.■ASK TYl'l':: I'LI'.ASI', PI.ACI-; THKSE SUKKTS AT Til?: FRONT ]■ Till: S K C N D COi'Y OF YOl'K 
?AM I i.Y 11 i STORY . 

)e.ir ConLributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can b f ma do more iisetiil to historians and 
1 1 h (■ r s studying American f a m i I 1 1 ■ s , w t> , i r o asking you t. o fill out the forms 
5clow. This will take you only a few minutes, arid will be easily made over 
I n I o an index which will permit archive users ready access to just those 
cinds of family histories needed. 



S U R V F Y 



Your name KnsV'ioe -6andf~-(x Vo.oaQS 



iJa 



t e of f o rm flpnj ?SC\\Q1Ur 



Office Use Coile 

(ID //_ ) 

(li) // ) 



Your college: Roc k Valley Co J lege 
Rf)ckford, Illinois 



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



Before 1750 
"1850- 1 900 



X 1750-1800 



1800-1850 



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 Fng land (Mas R . , Conn . , R . I . ) X" Middle A 1 1 a n t i c (N . Y . , I' e n na . , N.,1 

Va.) South A tl an t ic (Ca . , Fla . ,N .C . ,S . C . ) i:ast South Central 

( I, a . , M i s s . , A 1 a . , 1' e n n , K y . ) Mjs t South C e n t r a 1 ( A r k . , N . M . , T e x . , i) k . ) 

X '• ■■ » t North Cen tra 1 (Mich . ,()hi o , I nd . ) P ac i f 1 c ( Ca I . , Wa s h . ) 

(llawa i 1 ,A 1 asi<a) X (111., Wise.,) 

Please (;heck ;j^l_j^ occupational categories in whit:h members ol your 
family whom you have discussed in this napcr hav- found themselves. 



/\ Farming 

T ransportation 

X Professions 



Mining X" S hopkeeping or small business 

Big Business M anufacturing 

Industrial Labor .\ Other f'hl\TC^?-v| 



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

Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian Methodist 

Baptist _Ep iscopal ian Congregational ,V Lutheran- La f u^o-n 

Quaker 



Mormo n 



Other Protestant 



Other (name) 



What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper 

X Swed 1 sh 

Blacks 

Jews 

Irish 



Other Scandinavian X' German French 

Puerto Ricans SY lias tern I , u i' o p 



Indians 



Mexicans 



Central Europeans Italians X Slavs 

British Native Americans over several r, e Deration s 



East Asian 



Other (Name)_£j^siJaj 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 
X Interviews with other 



family memb e r s 
Vital Records 



Fami ly Bibles 
I^and Records 



Family C e n e a 1 o g i e s 
The U.S. Census 



Photographs \ Maps A Other- LgJ Ibx-s \c 4cK..o-vt i^, Ma-^Nbor^ 



FAMl I.Y DATA 

A . Grandfather (your father's sid e) 

Name Jo \7-^:- , \,^a fsi i\ (Z> '^ Current Residence 



Date of birth HocpM- \^ ^ > '^W6 
Date of death ~i^^{^. 



Place of birth Kn i '^ 1 0^cVcx. LsX^\l "' t^^- 
P_lace of burial :^ T n^rTcv^ l : r'-,f^yL 



KducationCnumber of years); c!>^'.c^rv,.Aoxcr>J ^ lO^r '^cocU-.I.| 
grr.de school_j^ high school / v o c a t i o-iva-I . G- o lieg e H 

Ocrupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDP:NCP: 

""-.■: tx{ (after leaving home) 

lates mOH - iq09 1st ^'<0^ ^"cv, Dat^s 



1st C^^tcer 1n C^cr- 

2 n d T(?(\cV-ia>-ai' VOOa AcixA^t^ Qates f^ / U- -|i|7 2nd fi/^^XXX ^ \(io-^,<a Da t e : 

3 r d (^fftcertr\ ^^osf, tao grt d a t e s I ir/- f^arj., 3r d f'?rqo.i-lc:ii,>ioldA D a t e s /9i 9-f'Jp(c) 

A th ^tt-t\At r D ate s /^^.^tJ - I9h? 4 t h Kri niQ ICJC^. I QJiH ( Ha t e s_[ ^'^^__l'2^^__ 

Religion Lai-vra.^ Lo1-v.ac< vo St^"srb€(Sc:^, ie.>-..cc /<^"^S -'/-r^^t- 

parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. J, d On-/ |C > lC>(.L 



Pol itical 



d 



^ 



Place of Marriage to your' grandmother Kra^->oK\Cv LCcjy TcX- da te ~]^ 

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 jVat (XLl^ ftiuilt^ bgy'AU'l gV rrent Residenc e ~ 

Date of birth De ce>^iVogr ?0, , I ^^^ p 1 a c e of birth 6Tc\oleio^ , Lcd-i/To,' 

Date of death \q<^'3 Place of b u r 1 a l ~fV<4 xO':)' . ^t i^K K\ , L_ClK.m"Co 



Education (number of years): 

grade school '^ h igh school 

college 



M 



■ ha4 a 



Occupation (s) 



xcviiil 



PLACE OF residi:n(:e 

(after leaving home) 



1 s t H-fVy>€LcJvV<L D ate s (gfO^ - -CKQ>;- |1 s t f ut?rCX , Kc^'^^C^ D a t e s I Hi I - l^i / -. 

2nd Dates 2nd f<,riniolcia ^ io/vfqDate s /'Hr /3^/ 9/C- 

3 r d___ D a t e s__ 3 r d,^%Q±(]_Pa^iCl]) a t e s jJj3::I^'A( 

4 th iiu,MC\(\CK ^ Dates /9^.^-/9V9 



4 th 



Dates 



Religion 



^-0.^- 



5 6' b<^fN'Q, ^Litj5JCu 



fQ^'S-ri^ 



Political party, civil or social t!liibs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marria!',!.' to your grand fa the r Ki [ivi O\C\Q LcLtLVidk, date ^ 

NOTi:: If your lather was raised 'id age L8) by a stepmother or 
another relative give that data on tlie back of this pa/,i- 
(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 

college 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



Religion_ 



Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd 

_3rd_ 
4th 



voca t ional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



Dates 


Dates 


Da tes 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 

B-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



date 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school 

CO liege 



voca t ional 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 
2nd_ 
3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i gion_ 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 4 

N a ni e WartlS Bd\/ard^ 7Efir-.i?ChS _ C u r r e n t Residence^ !s UClC VtO d_fiaC£i 

Date of birth s Jo^'^ M , I ^^ '( ) Place of birth i_;-^_ p^- '. O. LaYuiCU, ' 

Date of death — ■ Place of burial 



Kduc-ation (number of years): 

grade school ^ high school ci ^j 



vocational 



col lege 



c c- 11 p a t i o n ( s ) 



iMittrcp-vecl bu kCi lei aVvt-*:-i4- 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
„,■ ,. (after leaving home) 

1 s t /XCw-d C^-tcicCCV^lOl ) D a t e s /9jc^ ^'■■^ 1 s t A'k ■>/) La'^iiiC'^ D a t e s /9/g " /9^ A 

2nd g.'. A/', l2/e . A - CTl i^<,h;hoi<i a ^ t e s ^9 V S - b' O 2nd A::'rqa tg^ U f CL Dates /9J^ ' f^'-j^ _ 

3rd -8;^iyPfi^^ ^ Bates nSO 3rd /?€Td^e/l/7€)^0, Mw p'^ t e s /9^H -> / S Vg-y 

4th f)';a^rr^(^-/<^Jice D a t e s < ^50 - 79fcS' 4 t h ^r /VC ) /g t d 0^ h I U <i m D a t e s i'i'i^z \.'Jl^^ 

Religion LaTLNaq UlTlfAeffLA 



v,),izci i^iai-Htj 



ti 






irical parties, civil or social t;lubs, fraternities, (i I c 



P'ace of marriage to your grandmother ^iC-XX JL^^HLQ _date C^^Ci' 

NOi'E: Tf your mother was raised by a stepfather or anotlier relative (to 
age 18) give that data on the back ol this page (C-l) 

G r a r. drao t h e r (your mother's side) 

Name J,r('>\Cv, tri"c\ricilS(M 1"^ ZrB^^^61> Current Residence 

Date of birth A'Ci'<2:;)lb'^^r .^V. /90/ Place of birth /c^Q C,' ^ Icd i/to^ 

Date of death ,T(-|,)c uu^Lj / .; ^^^SV Place of burial f j^u:^ [j Oi jcdhj j /!/ U. 

Education (number of years) 

grade school % high school ; vocational coll eg e 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RI..S I D i-.NCl': 

(after leavin)', home) ..^ 
1st rW^klhrtr pgr" Dates /9o?/^ "/^Vy Is t ^gfc^J Xil'ljQiloOi/niXiL^r^ '/'^VV'. ''k^.. 

2nd -HCO^- lriP>f pipr- 15<itesj/_Y.5CL-/'^5Z_ 2nd f,J'(tC/jLa/_l4j^7>7|rf^;tU-.s /<?yV ' rWS 

Dates 3rd Hcltiqo CK fl/lCllVjlJ t e s /^'-V^tT /9SO _ 

D ate s 4 t h Uqi ^<Zd ^klJ^'C^j, D a t e ^ J'^^^ClSJ&S'J .- 



3rd 

4 th 



Religion L:i:fofC'^1 / u'V\l'^tC^r\ 

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



Place of marriage to your g r a n d f a t h e r ^t' C-,C\ Lcf; 4 i 'fcA^, Date /^Q^((- 

NOTI',: 11 your motlier was raised by a stepmother or another relalive (I 



H i 



gflve th»i: d-»Ca on the back of this page {])-:') 



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

Name Current Residence 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 
Date o£ death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupation(s) 



1st 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



Place of burial 



voca t iona 1 



college 



Ist 
2nd_ 
_3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Da t e s_ 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



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 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
_D a t e s 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



:i) I lege 



.1st. 

2nd 
.3rd_ 

4th 



PLACE OF RKSIDKNCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 igion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



D a t e 



6 
CHI LP REN of A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's name should appear below 

1 • Name Jo^t \'i '^ A 1 Vo> \t^ \ £<!{., A C,^ 1- 

Place of bir.th Kr(%>io<CioL. , iLX i v'.'c-^ date ,^, )i'il S%, /9/^? 

Number of years of schooling- K." ci^V^-^ Occupation CjOCxltJ -U 4 ^SOM/^ t CC" 

Rosidence KC ^ C V- ^ .x: \ M a r 1 t a 1 S Fa t u s O VCvJ^rt^ cj '^i\Oin^r 

Numbc'r of children ^^ Death '-* 

2 . N a m e PctiLtlJ/jiiy A^^ 



Place of h 1 r t h K"(Ti>lo\ Ct q, , Lccfv/ Ux,- date f Q i^j" 



Numbi.'r of years of schooling - — Occupation 

Res i (1 1' n c e — - Marital Status 



Number of children — Death j j'Jq^ -\ f, -\ \'^'\ \S • 

N a in e ^r m O^ \' f{ f\J A ^ S 

Place of birth K ( " , -»^ . ^ \ CA O^ ^-Cv^l- \jTo ^ date Cctobgn J-^ lS /(r> 

Number of years of schooling % Occupation - 

R e s 1 d e n c e — Mar i t a 1 Status 

Number of children Death \ "^^ 3 



Name <'-^) fi"'gd CI mon^ Va l\> /V G 5 

Place of b i r t h Vf r. »vo\ C\ Cv- LCy-f l' < C« ^ d . i t . ■ Q g C € n i t y r '^ J 9 ^ -^^ 

Number of years of schooling ^? Occupat ion tor e'sV £i\Qiaeg,<^ 

Residence ProVx>-V->(e< \<? \ aa , Lc\i-oi C>- Marl tal Stat u.s y HOu'A '^t^' cV 

Number of children cX death f^l^^i 

Name ' ^ 



1 a c e o f b 1 r t h d a 1 1 



Numbi'r ot years of schooling Occupation 

Reside n c e Marital Status 

Number of children Death 

Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc e M a r i t a 1 Status 

Nur.berofchildren death 



Name 



laceofbirth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation_ 

Re s i dence Mar i t a 1 S ta tus 

Number of children death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Ni/inber ot years of schooling 

Residence Marit; 

Number of children 





Oc 


c II pa t i (Jii 


Slat u s 






dea til 







Name ^ 

PI. ice of birth _'l<il-'-'_ 

Nuiiibei" of years of schooling _ O c c ii pa t i on 

Residenci' _ Marital Status 

N iinil) e r o I ch i 1 d r e n dea I h 



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



J\ t;r,«.: 



(a I 1, ,0'^ 7-L \ii i^crt 



Name - . ^ . .. ^^. . . . , ^- _ ^ ,r>/\ 

Place of b i r t h 4ti To Q , U"CVL-\r^ date ; / )a i C Ki ^ . / ^ !^j( ' 

Number of years of s'choolin 



Res idence }Cq 



'tiClicMcl 



JjL 



Number of children 



Marital S tatus [, >'rv (HnC Qi 
death 



Occupation NCC ^C CQ? rf . 



Name 



-Jliv^ 7,£t3Cl^c■^• 



date \^m- I )i (V* )ih^'r iG,/^^^ 



Place of blrth lZio.a Lo^ok'^ aate t-^ -Hr4- 1 ><. v^ f /< ' y^ ' -"-^ / " 'o' /) n, j 

Number of years oj schooling [3. _^Occupation liC'h^^lCrfXLJl rMqQI 

Residence AjJL l ' ^^V' r ^^ v: X 1 Marital Status /^,,iQ,iC 



Number of children 



.1 rinL 



death 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling_ 

Residenc e 

Number of children 



Marital Status 
dea th 



Occupa t ion_ 



Name_ 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling_ 

Res idence 

Number of children 



Marital Status_ 
death 



Occupation_ 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupatlon_ 



Name_ . 

Place of birth date_ 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of children 



death 



Occupation_ 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



date 



Occupa t ion_ 



Number of children. 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 
Residence 



date 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marl tal Status 

Number of children^ 



Occupa t ion 



death 



10 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling_ 

Residence 

Numb or of children _______ 



Marl tal S ta tus_ 
death 



Occupation 



8 



Your Father , 

Name ^ cx<-^° i:, A\9on-S VAMYirfO.. Current Residence flC fc^^ V^^^€:CJ.l>c\n'^ \/^'r ( Luu Au& 

Date of birth f-^pnl 3*7^ . 1 9 I ,^; Place of birth l^'^'t.-vn^. I CJ rv , La^'7 °CLj 

Date of Death Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupation(s) 



vocational 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
■'^ Datestil? (4'^/ 



1st '^e^H_H«-A,vcAt)^>^c'^ Dates iQ^L.- ' >^l'-'.(^ 1st ■'^'-'"^ 

2nd PcrsVlC-^- Qg-^"^ ' Dates A^ HO I^HI 2nd. :l.,>,c V \ 1 1-^ , i i 'at l'j C\ Dates Fi 'iO - 1 97 1 



-1 3^^(!fe T V>lvn\^i-rL,- - Dates \<^'ii'-i -Mgr'' 3rd C^^r li HCX., IC| 



fc.1 1 iun\^-rr(-; - Uate 



4th Ll-t). 



Dates R'-H^I'iSc) 
Dates / 9SC' V^lXih 



Religion Lg-Vv'tO-''^ L-oHWQ,ra,n 

Political parties, c&vil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mo ther ^t- n^oj'-fcts U jtlit:-tan g^C ^cK fchrocxTu ^^, l9.^.3 

Nto^ 'v/crlc^CHvy , KJ V>'» --^ 

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



Your Mother 
NameXrer^^eT^ 



VQACv 



^ 



_Current R e s 1 d e n c e .,^0 j,^ V 1 -^CXf Q | "jj j' Tgtl' ^ 



£^ 



Date of birth ^iq-rcV-^ ^J'^^.Q Place of birth (? ?o ex La^ V/ ' CX ) 



Date of death 

Education (number of years) 

grade school o h igh;- s chool 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



Occupation(s) 

1 s t I' ^oo'^e^e'ep'er 



Dates (^(SO'CnSO 1st Q^' 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



2nd 0r.-Kv-g cvNNAigg 



\irC\Dates 19tjC\" /Q'jA 2nd U / tb . 



3rd (^ecd A^vlei-^cauillSc^^a^v(eP ates IS^'9t ~N5 ^rd 

Ath An\V^HCa^'\Xi'\"JL>rW^C^' -^ " Dates /S'^tj - /957 ^ th 

Re 1 i g i o n V-Xx\\J[ O^fX /-OJ-h g^" Cc n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Dates [9^/7795^1 
Dates/ ^fSP%'<ty ) 

Dates 

Dates 



Place of marriage to your f a t h e r Sf . l")^CM"ic^. IctiAeran C kvirj-^ ate lsi2i.^Cux^^^/l53_^ 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that dat 
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 



CO liege 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
_3rd 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Da te s 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Dates 




Dates 


Dates 



Ptace of marriage to your mother 
F- 2 Stepmother 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 ision 



Date 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t ional 



college 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



_2nd_ 
3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Da tes 
• Dates 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father^ 



date 



10 



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

Name ICftf^tl .^ ^ 6ar\d Ocx Vao an -^^ 

Place of birth i<!c,Q^-^:rc{r I l?y>)ni-. Hate of birth ^ j:)rl I % , IQ " H 
Number of years of schooliflg /rj c^j^r^ y coj/eoe ^'-^'g^-i^ fi'^upa t Ion x^forj'B^")/ 

Resldence /xuKP at:a pCMXitllf. Marital Status -t)u~iQl'^^ 

Number of children death '-^ 



N a m e LT ,ndi Q, ^ U-JO- V^g O CcQ ^^ 

Place of birth Voc id ^C:( Ci ,-,t 1 1 nVo i"^ a t e of birth (I'^C^i^^ ', I 9 (i? ' 

Number of years of schooling % Occupation ^->( ,ci'QL/Vr 

Residence Cao\e n ?, pr^K Hy^- Mar 1 tal Status ^-)[\nCil'^' 
Number of children -^ death ^ 

N am e 1 ^'la^^?n Ich ^ 1 1^ Vcx 1 1 ao 5 

Place of birth l^^.r tc<rrr\ >n"'',of:^ Date of birth /'Mc^^^ 1 ^ H G: I 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence ^Sa v-)l'& a'. pafe»ct ia r 1 1 a 1 Status -^-^f jC<'e^-tW 
Number of children — death 

Name 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mar i tal 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^ 

Res i dence Mar 1 ta 1 S tat us 

Number ofcliildren 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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My four main and only sources v/ere my parents, Irene and 
Janis YANAGS, Karlis Edvards Z2BERGS (Nev/ York), and Mrs. 
Elza Fridrlchsons NOVAKOFF. My parents I interviev/ed al- 
most non-stop, as I reside at home. I v;rote a letter to 
my Great-aunt ( Elza NOVAKOFF) and my grandfather (Karlis 
ZEBERGS . All the the information I have is based onAmemory. 
When my parents and other relatives left Latvia, all they 
could take with them v/ere a few things. There was no time 
to search. for old documents, etc. Most of the pictures, the 
older ones, are from the ones my Aunt had. From the information 
I had J I tried to write as objectively as I could. 

I also v/rote to the National Archives in l^Jashington, D.G., 
but so far there has been no reply. I could not write to 
my uncle (Alfred VANAG3)/ias even though the letter might get 
through to him, it might also endanger his job with the govern- 
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The VANAGS-ZEBERG3 Family 
Part I: The VANAG3-ERVALDS Family 

• The history of the Vanags family can be dated as far 
back as I765. That was the year Jekabs the Seaman was 
born. Not much is known about Jgkabs except he was from 
Latvia, and he was a sailor. Hence, the title "Seaman" was 
given to him. In those days the Latvians did not have last 
names, so they were named according to what they did for a 
living. It is believed that at one time he sailed to 
Sweden and met a girl named Inge. Inge was born in 1770, and 
since she* was Swedish, she acquired the name Inge the Swede. 
They returned to Latvia and settled in the area knovm as 
Krimulda (see map of Latvia). There in 1790 they had a son 
Janis . 

Janis KRiEVipS (later Janis VON VANAGS). Janis, the 
son of Jekabs the Seaman and Inge the Swede, v/as called 
Krievi^s because of his manner of dress. In Latvian the word 
Krieviijis means "the Russian'.' Janis tended to dress like a 
Russian. He adopted this name because the Latvian people 
were slaves under German rule at this time, and they had 
no last names. It was a similar situation to that of Jekabs 
the Seaman. 

Janis KRIEVI^S worked for a German named Furst Liven. 



Furst is a German title that is considered an equivalent to 
the English title "lord". Furst Liven was a high-ranking 
officer in the Czar's (of Russia) Army and an advisor to the 
Czar. Janis' duty was to serve as an assistant to Liven. 
When Liven went to fight Napoleon in France, Janis v/ent with 
him. 

In Franoe, Liven and Janis were taken prisoners and there 
Liven died.. Before he died, Liven gave his ring with his 
family seal on it to JaniSj and asked him to return it to the 
Liven family in Latvia. In German families there was only 
one ring that was passed on from generation to generation. 
And it was very important for the family to have this ring. 
When he v/as released, Janis started a three year journey 
back to Latvia. In I8l6 he reached a town called NTca, which 
was in Latvia. There he met Helena (last name unknovm) , or 
Lena as she was called. Lena was a popular folK singer. 
Songs at the time were passed on from generation to generation 
and she knew a vast amount of these songs. Lena and Janis 
were married, and they went to Krimulda where Furst Liven 's 
family lived. 

Janis returned the ring to the Liven family. In appre- 
ciation for the return of the ring, the Liven family made 
Janis a free man (Latvia was still under German rule), and 
he was made a baron. Thus he was from then on known as Janis 
VON VANAGS. "Vanags" in Latvian means the bird "hawk". A 
hawk is considered brave and daring, and the Liven family 
looked Upon Janis as brave and daring. In addition to his 
freedom, his title, the ifven family gave him a large amount 



of land in Krimulda, Latvia. Janis and Lena settled there, 
farmed and had a son, Peter, in 1820. 

:'-.;■. Peter VANAGS . Peter Vanags was born in 1820 in Krimulda. 
Latvia. Peter was a farmer and inherited the land which his 
father Janis VON VANAGS had accumulated. Peter did not keep 
the "VON" in his name as it was a German tradition but not a 
Latvian one. At this time Latvia v;as a free country and the 
country was divided into districts. Peter was elected the 
first Administrator of his district .which v/as Krimulda. He 
was also active in the organization and building of the first 
school in the district. 

'■ Peter married a girl from Riga named Katerine. KALNS . Her 
parents were Kristaps KALNS and Lina Purus KALNS, both from 
Riga. Her father, Kristaps, was one of the first shipovmers 
in Latvia after the country was freed. 

Peter and Katerine had a son, Janis VANAGS, on October 
10, 1849. 

Janis VANAGS . Like his father, Janis was a dairy farmer 
in KrimuldaAtnax he inherited from his father. He farmed for 
most of his li-fe except when he attended school and served in 
the military. Janis finished high school and then several 
years of college. This was unusual as going to college v/as 
both very expensive (even more so as it is nov/) and time- 
consuming for the farmer of that day. 



.•Janis married Trine ZEIBOTS v/ho was from Birmi. Latvia. 
Born on December 12, 1859 i Trine was the daughter of Fredriks 
ZEIBOTS from Birni. Her mother's name was Anna LINDE or 
LINDBERGS, who was from Ledurgs, Latvia. Trine had some 
schooling and could read and v/rite v/ell . In fact she had a 
habit of reading everything she could get her hands on. 

As a farmer, Janis bought the first tractor in the area. 
It was from, the United States and v/as manufactured by Chase. 
It started with gasoline and ran with kerosene. It was 
however too heavy to use in the spring because it was extremely 
heavy and the ground was too soft. Janis also had a fondness 
for horses and raised them. My father (Janis Alfons VANAGS ) 
rem.embers 'that he had five Arabians and several Ardans . 

■ Janis also served in the Russian Army as ah officer for 
five to six years, during which TrTne ran the farm. 

Janis and Trine had four children: Andrei, Julius, Erik, 
and Margaret. Child mortality was high during these years 
and Andrei, Erik, and Margaret died between the ages of six 
and eight. Julius, however, survived and went on to high sc 
school and beyond. 

Julius VANAGS. Born August |8 , 1888, Julius finished 
grade school in Krimulda and then was sent to St. Peters- 
burg (now Leningrad), Russia. There he lived with his spon- 
sors, the Liven family (Furst Live-'s descendants ) . -In Lenin- 
grad he finished his formal education. From there he went on 
to officer's school at the age of eighteen. This officer's 



school was similar to VJest Point Military Academy in the 
•U. S. He then served as an officer in the Czar's guard for 
approximately five years. After this service he enrolled 
in the War Academy at Tvera (now Kalinina) , Russia. During 
one summer vacation from the Academy, he met Natalie Pauline 
ERVALDS . They were married and she accompanied him back to 
Tvera where he continued at the Academy. 

.;■ Natalie Pauline ERVALDS. Natalie was horn December 30, 
1892 in Sigulda, Latvia, (see map of Latvia). Her parents 
had six children: Reinhold, Edvard, Emilija, Amalija, Kris- 
tine, and Natalie. All are deceased . except Kristine may be 
alive in Riga. She was alive ten years ago and was living 
witfi her son there. " ■ 

When Natalie was fifteen years ol'd, her father bought a 
farm in Krimulda. It was in Krimulda that she met Julius 
VANAGS and they were married there one summer. 

■ Julius and Natalie Pauline Ervalds VANAGS . After 
their marriage, Julius returned to Tvera, where he finished 
the VJar Academy and Natalie attended a special school for 
two years. This school was established to instruct the wives 
of young officers the knowledge and manners which a wife of 
an officer should have. After the schooling in Tvera was 
done, Julius and Natalie returned to Latvia for several 
years. 

On April 28, 1913> Julius' and Natalie's first son v/as 



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bom. Janis Alfons VANAGS (my father), was bom in Krimulda, 
Latvia. In 1915 their second child, Peter, was bom, but he 
died within a year. Then on October 13, 1916, Irma VANAGS, 
their only girl v/as bom. 

In 1916, Julius VANAGS was sent back to Tvera to teach. 
But he disliked this, so he and his family went to Velikie 
Lukye, Russia. Thereafter the family travelled throughout 
Russia, and he eventually earned the rank of General Pol- 
konwic . This was the Russian equivalency of a three-star 
General in the U. S. army. 

When the Russian Revolution occurred, Julius VANAGS 
sent Natalie and Janis and Irma to Southern Russia to avoid 
the fightijig. Julius fought with the- VJhite Army (Anti- 
Communist force.) He v/ent to Harkov, Russia to 'help organize 
the White Army in conjunction with American forces. He v/as 
then sent to France to seek additional aid from the VJestern 
European countries. From France he went on to England. On 
January 26, I9I8, Latvia declared her independence and Julius 
returned to his homeland to fight for the protection of that 
independence. The Communist forces had not yet accepted 
Latvia's declaration and there was fighting all along the 
border. Julius became the Commander on the Eastern front. His 
only wound from the fighting was the hearing loss oi one ear 
due to an accident v;ith a cannon at the front. 

Meanwhile, back in Southern Russia, Natalie VANAGS worked 



in a vineyard to support her children Janis and Irma. She 
had not heard from Julius in several years due to the 
fighting. It was general chaos in Russia at this time and 
most of the people wanted to return to their homelands no 
matter, if there was fighting or not. So a number of people, 
including Natalie, pooled all of their resources together 
and obtained a freight car and a steam engine and started 
eastward. 

There were many nationalities grouped together aboard 
this train that left Southern Russia in March of 1921. 
Among them were other Latvians, Estonians, Swedes and Poles. 
At one point they made a stop in Bialvstok, Poland. There 
the parents of the children went to look for food while the 
children stayed on board. Then someone started the train an 
and took off with it and the children aboard. Thus the 
parents were separated from their children. 

Natalie VANAGS v/ent back to Latvia because there was 
nothing she could do since no one knew where the train had 
gone. She presumed her children were lost forever. Janis and 
Irma ended up in Poland for the summer. They v/orked for a 
Polish farmer who had a goose farm. Janis was a shepherd 
and watched over 3OO geese. For the wages that Janis and 
Irma earned, the farmer bought rail passage for them back to 
the Latvian border. When Janis and Irma did reach the border, 
they walked I60 miles back to their home area of Krimulda and 



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were reunited with their parents. 

On December 28, 1922, Alfred Elmar VANAG3 was born to 
Julius and Natalie VANAGS . The family now retired to a farm 
in Krimulda. The land on which the family resided was given 
to Julius by the Latvian government. All men who helped 
Latvia keep her independence from the Communist forces after 
1918, were entitled to land if they v/anted it. Like his 
father, Julius v/as in dairy farming and the raising of top 
grade dairy livestock. Natalie was a housewife . .Julius was 
also involved in local politics. 

The family celebrated several holidays. Christmas was 
a time for travelling. At this time of year the Vanags 
family would load up a sleigh and v/ould visit friends in 
different parts of the country. Easter also was celebrated. 

Another holiday that was more of a festival was "Ligo." 
In English it is known as Midsummer Night's Eve. It occured 
on June 23 and v/as celebrated with beer, cheese, lots of 
singing of folk songs and a huge bon fire. Yet another 
festival was St. Martin's Day, which was celebrated on the 
tenth of November. The children^and adults alsOj in the rural 
areas v/ould dress up in costume and go from farm to farm. 
It was similar to the American Halloween but instead of 
collecting candy, the people would eat at each other's homes. 

Family life was centered around the farm, school for the 
children, and church in the Vanags home. The family belonged 
to the Latvian Lutheran Church and Janis played the organ 



there. Tragedy struck in 1933 when Irma died of an brain 
infiamation. 

Then in 19^0 the Soviet troops invaded Latvia and con- 
fiscated all personal property. Each person who wanted to 
farm was granted ten acres. So Julius VANAGS farmed his 
ten acres. Then in 19^1. the Nazi German troops invaded 
Latvia and pushed the Soviet troops out. They stayed \intil 
1944 when the Soviet troops again invaded. Under the Nazi 
rule, former farm ovmers were allov/ed to work their farms 
but not ov/n them. 

My grandfather, Julius VANAGS, was quite and outspoken 
anti-Cpmmunist . Thus because of this, and his participation 
in fighting against the Communists, he and my grandmother, 
Natalie VANAGS, were arrested by the Soviet government in 
19^8. They v/ere sent to a slave camp in Tomsk, Siberia. 
There Julius died in 1955 orl956. He is buried on the bank 
of the River Ob in Russia. 

Natalie returned to Riga in about i960. There she lived 
with my uncle, Alfred Elmar VANAGS, until her death in I963. 
Alfred v/as married and had two children. In 1975, we heard 
that Alfred was still living in Riga 'and he is a Forest 
Engineer, and his wife is a dentist for the local government. 

Janis Alfons VANAGS. Born on April 28, I9I3, Janis 
returned from the Polish farm in September of 1921 and 
started school that same fall. In 1926, he finished grade 



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school and started high school and vacational school of agri- 
culture. In 1930, Janis started at the University of Riga, 
in Riga. There he majored in governmental and international 
law. Then he broke his studies at the University by deciding 
to fulfill, his government required military service. Although 
only 18 months of service was required in Latvia, my father 
chose to go to the Latvian Officer's School. This v/as 
largely based on his desire to play soccer on a team that 
represented Latvia on an international basis. And the Latvian 
Officer's School had just that kind of team. With this team 
Janis travelled throughout Europe- Italy, Austria, France, 
and Germany, and others. He also attended the 193^ Olympics 
in Berlin. 

In the fall of I936, Janis resumed his studies at the 
Universtiy. He also worked full time for the Latvian 
government; first as an auditor and then in a job similar to 
the Secretary of State in a state in the U. S. However this 
job covered a smaller area and was an appointed position not 
an elected one . 

In 1940 the Soviet troops invaded Latvia and Janis 
immediately was fired due to the fact that (1) he was working 
fOr an anti-Communist government, and (2) he was knov/n to be 
anti-Communist. Thus he travelled to another part of the 
country and worked as a bookeeper in a sawmill. 



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In the spring of 19^1. the Nazi troops invaded Latvia 
and my father, Janis VANAGS , regained his job. He worked at 
the same job until October of 19^^. On October 12, 19^^, 
Janis left Latvia for (^many by ship because the Soviet 
troops were drawing closer to Riga. He did not want to 
live under Communist rule again. On October 13i 19^^i Kiga_, 
Latvia fell, to the Soviets. He arrived in Danzig (now Dansk) 
Germany and proceeded to Berlin. In Berlin he v;orked for 
the OST ministry of the government. This agency dealt v;ith 
refugees. Janis' job was to organize doctors to work in the 
refugee camps. He stayed in Berlin until the end of 19^^. 

In January 19^5. Janis left for the Sudetengau, Czechol- 
sovakia, which is otherwise known as the Sudetenland. There 
he worked for Ostland Oel (oil). This was a company that had 
transferred from Riga to Germany. His job was to v/ork on a 
project to make charcoal. The government (Nazi) wanted a way 
found to run cars without using gasoline but to use charcoal 
instead. The company v;as located in the mountains and was 
fairly safe from the war. Janis stayed here until the v/ar 
was over- May 8, 19^5- 

When Germany was divided into sections by the Allies, 
the Sudeten was put under Sovied authority. According to an 
agreement between the nations, all refugees were to go back 
to their homelands. Janis, however, did not v/ant to return 
to Latvia because of the Communist rule. Thus the managed 
to get into the American zone. Later they went to the English 



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zone. In the English zone, Janls worked for the British Army. 
He was the Superintendent of Civilian Driver's School. It 
was not only a school for driving, but for learning mechanics 
as well . 

. In 1950 my father left Bremehaven, Germany by ship for 
New York City, New York, United States of America. He paid 
his own fare and arrived in New York on March 30, 1950 • In 
the U. S. he was sponsored by the Lutheran Relief Organi- 
zation in Sagina\^ Michigan. There he stayed in Birch Run 
Michigan. 

His first job in the U. S. v/as in Birch Run. His weekly 
salary was $10 a v/eek plus room and board. Language was no 
problem aS that area was a German area of Michigan and almost 
everyone spoke German as did Janis . One Sunday my father, 
Janis, attended church in the nearby tovm of Frankenmuth 
and met a yoiing lady by the name of Irene ZSBERGS . They 
dated for a while . 

In 1951 1 Janis started working at a foundry as a mechanic 
Then in 1952, he v/ent to Sterling, Illinois. There he worked 
at Northwest Steel and VJire Company. His weekly salary v;as 
about $^5 a week. During Christmas of 1952 he went to New 
York where he proposed to Irene ZEBERGS and she accepted. 
They were married in St. Mark's Lutheran Church in New York 
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Part II: The ZEBERGS-FRIDRICHSONS Family 

The history of the Zebergs family reaches back to 1821 
when Krishis ZEBERGS was born. He is believed to have been 
a farmer and married a girl named Ortija. Their son Juris 
ZEBERGS was born in I863. 

On October 15,186?, Margrieta ROLAVS v/as born to Karlis 
and Jule ROLAVS . She probably met Juris ZEBERGS in the place 
in which they both worked. They v/ere married and had one 
son, Karlis .Edvards ZEBERGS, on June 9, 1899.- 

Karlis Edvards ZEBERGS. Karlis grev/ up in Liepaja, 
Latvia, (see map of Latvia), where his mother was a house- 
wife and his father was a forest ranger. In I918, Karlis' 
high school education v/as interrupted by war. It v/as the War 
for Latvian independence, which was declared on January 26, 
1918. As a member of the Latvian Independent Army, he fought 
against German and Communist forces. After the VJar he went 
to Riga, and there he met Irma FRIDRICHSONS . 

The Fridrichsons family dates back to I850, the year 
when Teodors FRIDRICHSONS was born. N0I" too much is knovm 
about him. He married a girl named Marija v/ho was born in 
I852. They had several children one of v/hom was Jejiifabs 
FRIDRICHSONS. He was born on April 15, I873. 

Jekabs FRIDRICHSONS. Jekabs could have been a baron. 
He was taken in by Baron Berkenstein when his father (Teo- 
dors FRIDRICHSONS) was lost in a war in Turkey. This Baron 
lived in Latvia and took in Jekabs because Marija FRIDRICH- 



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SONS had several other children and could not support them' 
all. She did live nearby however. 

Baron Berkenstein had one other "foster son." He had 
planned that one boy would go into medicine, and the other 
into ministry. This was fine with Jekabs and he v/ould have 
gone along with the plan except for one thing. The Baron 
demanded that everyone kiss his hand. This irked Jekabs 
so he ran away to Riga. There he became a carpenter. 

His brother lived in Riga also. And when Jskabs v/as 
about 17-18 years old, he would go and visit his brother 
quite often. His brother rented a roon from a family by the 
name of Ara;;s. The couple, Andre js and Doroteja ARA JS , had 
a daughter Anna. 

Anna ARA J3 . Anna was born on June 8, 187^. It is not 
known what she did for a living besides being a housewife. 
She could read and write well. Eventually her and Jekabs 
FRIDRICHSONS were married. 

Jekabs and Anna had six chldren. Arnolds was born in ■ 
1900. Irma was born on November 2^,1901. Hugo was born in 
November of 1903. Elza was born on November 4, 1904. Otto 
was born in I906. And Reinholds v/as born in I908. Otto died 
at the age of 5 and Reinholds at the age of 6 months. The 
family lived in Riga in an apartment house. In I902 they 
moved to Tvera, Russia because of a better job opportunity 
for Jekabs. There they lived in a family house for a num- 
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An average family with the father as the head of the 
household, the Fridrichsons celebrated the traditional holi- 
days such as Christmans and Easter, and family birthdays. 
They also colbrated other holidays such as "Ligo" (Mid- 
summer Night's Eve), and St. Martin's Day. Summer vaations 
were spent at beach resorts such as Riga Bay in Latvia and 
Maskava Beach in Russia. They eventually returned to Riga. 
It is here where the children finished their schooling. Irma 
attended school for eight years, as did Elza and Arnolds. 
Arnolds died soon afterwards of an undisclosed disease. Hugo 
only attended school for six years due to a childhood disease 

Irma FRIDRICHSONS. Irma was a bookeeper for Rigas 
Audums , which was a large textile company in Riga. She 
was also very interested in the arts, as v/as Karlis Edvards 
ZEBERGS . It was through their interest that they met. They 
were married in 1926 in Riga. Four years later, their first 
child, Irina, was born on March 3. 1930. Then on December 
l6,1936» their son Juris was bom. 

Karlis Edvards and Irma ZEBERGS. The Zebergs lived' on 
Veru Street 3, apartment 2, in Riga, Latvia. It was in Riga 
where Irina and Juris were born. Their apartment consisted 
of a living room, two bedrooms, two half-baths, a kitchen, 
a small extra room, and a dining room. Juris slept in the 
same room with his parents, Irina shared one room with her 
grandmother Margarieta ZEBERGS, and her other grandmother, 



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Anna FRIDRICHSONS , occupied the small extra room. 

Karlis worked for the Board of Education of Riga. He 
worked in a store which v;as in charge of screening and 
distribution of text books. Irraa still worked for Rigas 
Auduma . While the parents worked, Irina and Juris were 
looked after and disciplined by their grandmothers. Anna 
FRIDRICHSONS was called "Omite" and Margarieta ZEBERGS was 
called "Babu" . Both v;omen came to live with the ZEBERGS 
after their husbands died. (Dates unknov/n) . 

An average family, the Ze'bergs J.istene.d to the radio, 
especially plays for entertainment. Karlis and Irma also 
attended concerts, ballets, and plays, while Irina and 
Juris would go ice skating and sledding (during winter only). 
Summers were usually spen? at the Bay of Riga. There a 
friend of Karlis owned a resort in an area called Melluzi. 
The whole southern portion of the Bay was a resort that was 
divided into smaller areas. The beaches were made up of wh 
white samd and Sand dunes. Amber could be found by walking 
along the beaches. 

On Christmas, the tree was not put up until Christmas 
Eve day. It was then trimmed and gifts v/ere opened in the 
evening. This was followed by a large meal consisting of 
pirgus (a type of roll with onion and bacon filling), galerti 
(head cheese), ham, potato salad, a. variety of breads, and 
cookies for dessert Easter was celebrated in a similar 



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manner with lots and lots of food. Both Omite and Babu were 
good cooks. 

"Ligo" and St. Martin's Eve were also celebrated. Beer, 
cheese, folk music, and a bonfire marked "Ligo". Since it 
was also the eve of St. Janis Day, men with the name "Jan is'' 
wore crowns made of oak leaves . Everyone; eise. usually wore 
crowns of clover and daisies. On St. Martin's Day, those 
who had a'Martin' in the household prepared a dinner of goose 
and sauerkraut. Then they invited friends over to share the 
meal with them. 

Birthdays in the Zebergs household v/ere celebrated with 
"kringelis" instead of the American type of birthday cake. 
It was a coffee cake-type of dough that was shaped in the 
form of a pretzel. On the "kringelis" there was a candle 
for every year plus one extra candle to grov/ on." 

Another holiday the Zebergs celebrated v/as the family 
reunion. This occured when Elza Fridrichsons MOVAlvOFF, her 
husband Dimitri NOVAKOFF, and their son Andre'' visited Latvia 
from their hone in Belgium. 

In 19^+^1 Latvia again was being invaded by the Soviet 
troops. By October they were getting closer to Riga. It 
was then that Karlis decided that he would take his family 
westward. They had lived once under Communist rule and did 
not v/ant to do so again. Thus they loft Riga on October 7, 
19^^ and went to Vane, Latvia. From there they went to 



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Kuldiga and then to Liepaja. On 0ctober21 , 1944-, they 
sailed from Liepaja on the freighter "Ermland" to Germany. 

On October 23, 19^4, Karlis, Irma, Irina, Juris ZEBERGS , 
and Anna FRIDRICHSONS, arrived in Kenigsberg, East Prussia (as 
it was known then) . Margarieta ZEBERGS did not accompany 
them as she felt she was too old to make such a trip and 
she did not v/ant to leave Latvia. She remained in Latvia 
with her brother and later died there. 

From Kenigsberg they travelled by train to Reichenberg 
and then to Friedland, Germany. They arrived there on Novem- 
ber 6, 19^+^' There they remained for the duration of '-Jorld W 
War II. Karlis was employed by Rolffs and Company. It v/as 
a textile company that produced material for the armed forces 
of Germany. On May 8, 19^5 1 the I7ar was over and the family 
left Friedland and started walking towards the v/est. Germany 
was now divided into different sections by the Allies^ and the 
Zebergs (including Anna FRIDRICHSONS) v/ere in the Soviet zone. 
As they were heading for the American zone, they were stopped 
by Soviet tanks and forced to retreat into Czechoalovakia . 
A Czech family took the Zebergs in until August of 19^5. 

On August 22, 19^5. they left for Prague. AT this time 

the Soviets were sending all Italian and French refugees home, 

. so the Zebergs became FrcnchI After several days on a train 

I they finally reached the American zone and the city of Pilzcne 
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From Pilzene they went to live in a Displaced Person's Camp 
in Hanau, Germany. Here they remained until March. 1, 1950. 

■ •■Irina ZSBERGS . While in Hanau, Irina ZEBERGS . finished 
high school in 19^9- She had missed a year of school because 
of the IVar. She also was confirmed in the-^Lutheran Church . 
In the Latvian Lutheran Church, a person was confirmed when 
they are 18 years old. Confirmation was considered a much 
bigger event than graduation from high school and it was 
celebrated accordingly. ' " f ^ 

Karlis. ZEBERGS at this time worked for the U.N.R.R.A., 
which was and American organization that distributed food 
packages, etc., to the displaced persons in the area. 

In March of 1950, the Zebergs and Anna FRIDRICH30N3 went 
to Bremenhaven (now Brenenhaves) and boarded a ship heading 
for the U.S. They left March 1,1950 and arrived in New York 
City on March 13. 1950. There they v/ere met by a representa- 
tive of the Lutheran Welfare Services. He put them on a 
train to Frankenmuth, Michigan. There their sponsers, St. 
John's Lutherpji Church, had arranged a house for them to live 
in. Karlis obtained a job in a brewery. Irma and Irina 
worked as housekeepers. 

At this time Irina also changed her first name to Irene. 
She had always preferred to bo called Irene because the name 
Irina was so popular among other Latvians aind Russians. 
Besides Irina v/anted an American name. So when the opportunity 



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arose, she changed her name to Irene. When she came to the 
U. S. she had to write her name on her passport, so instead 
of writing Irina, she wrote Irene. 

Irene ZEBERGS met Janis Alfons VANAGS in 1950 in 
Frankenmuth. He was living under the sponsorship of another 
church in a nearby tov/n. They began dating. The Zebergs 
family then decided to move to New York City where Karlis 
had a better job opportunity and mors of their Latvian 
friends that left Latvia were there. 

Irene and Janis corresponded by mail and visits to each 
other. This letter writing, I believe, caused my uncle's 
(Juris ZEBERGS) start in the business v;orld. When the mail 
Juris got it before Irene could. 'Whenever there was a letter 
from Janis VAfJAGS , Juris would keep it and sell' it to Irene. 
The prices rose and fell, depending on how much Irene wanted 
the letter. 

Irene v/orked at two firms in Nev/ York. First she 
worked at the Holland House Coffee Packaging plant. There 
she packaged coffee and tea. She left there for a job at 
the Great American Insurance Company, VJall Street, Nev/ York 
City. Here she was a typists and did filing. 

In December of 1952, at Christmas, Janis Alfons VAVAGS 
proposed and Irene accepted. They were married on February 
28, 1953- They left New York and went to Sterling, Illinois. 
Karlis, Irma, and Juris ZEBERGS remained in New York. Karlis 



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worked for the Riesbergs Construction Company and then for 
the Dollar Savings Bank. Irma died of cancer on January 1, 
195^' Juris finished and graduated from high school in 19 5^-. 
He then enlisted in the National Guard. He now ovms Zebergs 
Photography in Manhattan. 

: ' • Part III: The VANAGS -ZEBERGS Family 

After their marriage, Janis and Irene VANAGS went to 
Sterling, Illinois. There Janis worked at Northwest Steel 
and Wire Company. There Janis worked until he was laid-o'ff . 
This lay-off was due to the fact that the company's main 
product was barbed v/ire , and since the Korean war had just 
ended there was not a market for as much barbed wire as 
before . 

Because of the lay-off, Janis and Irene went to Rockford 
Illinois to seek a better job. In Rockford, Janis and Irene 
lived and 50^ Lincoln Avenue. Their landlady was Margaret 
Armato. On September 19, 1953. Janis applied for a job 
at Wood and Brooks Company in Rockford. A maufacturor of 
piano parts, Janis received over $3.00 an hour which was 
pretty good money for that time. When the company was sold 
Janis worked at some small machine tool shops- Allied Dye and 
Tool and Crescent Mechanics. On August 28, 196I Janis started 
Sundstrand Corporation- Aviation Division. In I963 he was 



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transferred to the Machine Tool Division in Belvidere, 
Illinois . 

Jumping back to 1953 i Irene obtained employment at the 
American Insurance Company, 30^ North Main Street, Rockford. 
Her job there involved typing and filing. 

On Nvember 7, 1956, Janis Alfons VANAGS and Irene VANAGS , 
became Naturalised Ctizens of the United States. Then on 
April 8, 1957. I. Kristine Sandra VANAGS, v/as born. 

Kristine Sandra VANAGS. I was baptized on September 3, 
1957- Although I don't remember it, my Godfather is Juris 
ZEBERGS and my Godmother is Maruta RAY. The earliest I can 
remember is when we moved into our present house at 3012 
Pleasant View Avenue, from our old apartment at 818 13 — St. 
I was two years old at the time at the time of the move on 
September 19, 1959- 

VJhen I was four, the "stork" decided to play a little 
trick on my parents, Janis and Irene. My mother was expecting 
her second child and when my sister v/as born, my brother 
decided to make his appearance also. Everyone was a little 
surprised but two is twice as good as one I So Linda Ruta 
and Martin Karlis VANAGS on May 1, I96I, approximately two 
minutes apart. 

Holidays in my family have always been a combination of 
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Latvian style v/ith the opening of gifts ori Christmas Eve. 
My mother, Irene VMAGS , still makes the traditional Lat- 
vian foods that her grandmothers made. VJe have added the 
American tradition of Christmas Eve Services at midnight 
to our observance of Christmas. 

We participate in American holidays such as the 4 — of 
July and Thanksgiving. And we still take part in festivals 
such as "Ligo" and St. Martin's Day. 

My sister, brother and I attended '.•Jhitehead Elementary 
School, and Lincoln Middle School. I graduated from Jeffer- 
son High School and that is where they are now attending. 
I was active in the Choir at Jefferson as well as Student 
Government. My intended goal is to become a high school 

counselor. 

Of all the things I remenber v/hile growing up is 
the family vaction. I cannot remember a year when we did not 
go somewhere for a vacation. My favorites are the trips we 
took to Expo *6']', New York, and Colorado. The most exciting 
place I've been to is Freeport, Bahamas . in 1S75. It was a 
graduation gift from my parents . 

There is not much else I can say about my life. I do k 
know that it has been enriched by having a unique backround. 



Part of that enrichment came -frcn doing this family history, 
I found out a lot of facts I didn't knov/ that help now to 
understand what these relatives v/ere like_^and v/hat liknesses 
I see in myself as compared to them. I only hope that who- 
ever reads this v/ill be able to at'least. enjoy it and naybe 
relate to it in some way. ■ 



.An Extra: Andzs ROLAVS 

■~- In compiling my family history, I came across a distant 
relative who I thought was worth mentioning. Most of this 
information was supplied to me by my grandfather, Karlis 
Edvards ZEBERGS . . ' 

' ■ Andzs ROLAVS was a cousin of Karlis Edvards ZEBERGS on 
his mother's side (Margarieta Rolavs ZEBERGS). In I899 
Andzs v/as forced to leave Latvia to save his iffe. He was 
an opponent .of the Czar's regime and a political ememy of 
the Czar. He, arrived in the U. S. in 19OC in Boston. There 
he ov/ned a small business, probably a restaraunt. Approxi- 
mately in 1925 after Latvia was independent, he returned to 
Riga, Latvia, with his wife and son. 

His financial status in Latvia at that time was quite 
good due to his American prosperity. He vms able to buy 
two five-story apartment houses, and invest in various 
businesses. Andzs believed he had it made. 

When the Communist Soviet troops invaded La.tvia, they 
arrested Andzs and his f ami]y and they were deported to 
Siberia. The Soviets rationalized Andzs' arrest this way:' 
He had lived in America and from America come the spies. In 
reality, Andzs of course was not a spy, but "a. captitalst. And 
the Communists did not want captialists around. 

Since then no one in our family has heard anything about 
Andzs or his family. 



VAN DORSELAER, KAREN LEEV 1957- 



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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 Library, Rockford 
Illinois 








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THOSE INTERVIEWED: 



Mr. Fredrick Donald Cottrell 
Mr. Edward James Cottrell 
Mrs . Margaret Cottrell 
Mr. Aloysious A. Van Dorselaer 
Mrs . Helen Van Dorselaer 
Mr. Roland C. Van Dorselaer 
Mrs . LaVerne F , Van Dorselaer 

Special thanks to Mrs . Doreen Shearn 

for information gained through correspondence 



Cyril VAN DORSELAER 
(September 1880-1925) 

Cyril Van Dorselaer was born at St. Johnstein, 
Holland, in September of 1880. His occupation was that 
of a building construction worker and a coal miner. He 
first immigrated to the United Sates in 1900 with Leonie 
Savoy's brother. Determined to earn money in the pros- 
perous Amierca, he stayed in Chicago for three years. 
In 1903, he returned to Holland. Cyril Van Dorselaer was 
to return again in 1910, this time to live. 



Leonie SAVOY 
(July 12, 1881 - May 28, 1970) 

Born in St. Johnstein, Holland, on July 12, 
1881, she lived there until she married Cyril Van 
Dorselaer. She then lived in Germany and immigrated 
to the United States in 1910 with her family. 



VAN DORSELAER - SAVOY 
When Cyril Van Dorselaer returned to Holland in 1903, 
he married Leonie Savoy. They had four children: Aloysious Alphonso, 
Mary, Charles Henry and Joseph. Within a period of seven years, they lived 
in three different countries: Holland, Germany and America. Aloysious was 
born in Holland, Mary in Germany and the two youngest, Charles and James in 
Chicago, Hlinois , U.S.A. 

Cyril Van Dorselaer worked construction to support his family until he 
died of stomach cancer in 1925. Their first home in America was at 18th and 
Indiana in the heart of Chicago. Later they moved to 1045-14th Place, Chicago, 
near what is now known as Maxwell Street. There was no indoor plumbing at 
this house, only an outhouse. On Saturday and Sundays, the boys had to walk 
down the street to a shower stall to bathe . The price--five cents . Still this 
was better than Europe . Together the Van Dorselaer family was going to make a 
fortune in the United States. Then tragedy struck. In 1917, Joseph died at the 
age of four years of a childhood desease . Three years later, Mary died of 
Lukemia . The year 1920--the beginning of America's Roaring Twenties, and the 
continuation of nativist Amercia's attitude toward foreign immigrants. 

After Cyril Van Dorselaer died, Leonie Savoy Van Dorselaer worked as a 
candy packer on Halsted Avenue. She soon met August Triest and married him 
in 1929. August Triest was a fellow Dutchman. Born in Antwerp on August 2, 
1871, he immigrated to America somewhere between 1905 and 1906. He too 
settled in Chicago. August Triest did serve in the Dutch Army and was stationed 
in the Dutch East Indies . 



VAN DORSELAER-SAVOY PAGE 2. 

August Triest died on September 28, 1961, of old age, in Chicago. 
Leonie Triest died May 28, 1970, in a Chicago hospital after a stroke 
and heart failure, less than two months before her eighty-ninth birthday. 



Charles Henry VAN DORSELAER 
(1911-1960) 

The youngest of tne remaining Van Dorselaer men, Charles was 
born and raised in Chicago . He served in the Navy for twenty-two years 
and was at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The ship he was 
on, the U.S.S. West Virginia , was sunk outside the Harbor when the Japan- 
ese attacked. He survived. 

During his career in the Navy, he boxed and won various medals 
Charlie Van Dorselaer also survived other attacks during World War II: 
a PT boat he was assigned to was sunk in the Java Sea and while on deck 
on an aircraft carrier, a Kamacozi pilot attacked the ship--Chariie survived. 

Charles Henry had two children and was married three times . By 
his first wife, Jean, he fathered a daughter Barbara Jean. His second wife, 
Jeanette Satero, gave birth to a son, Cyril. Cy has two sons and one daughter. 
Little was known of his third wife since the family only met her once . 

Uncle Charlie died in 1960 while driving to his home in California. 
He had a sudden coronary and was killed instantly. 



Aloysious Alphonso VAN DORSELAER 
(December 29, 1905- ) 

Aloysious Alphonso Van Dorselaer was born in St. Johnstein, Holland, 
and immigrated to this country in 1910 at the age of five. As all immigrants 
from Europe did, he passed through Ellis Island, New York, and finally settled 
in Chicago. On his way to Chicago, he lost a wooden shoe and continued the 
rest of the trip with one shoe . 

The first school he attended in the United States was St. Ignatius Catho- 
lic Grammar School at Blue Island and Racine in Chicago. After the first day, 
he came home complaining his knees hurt and he was never going to return. 
His mother, a devout Catholic, sent him back the next day, most likely with 
knee pads ! 

During his grammar school days, my grandfather had an ear operation. 
Supposedly it was to help his hearing disability; instead it impaired it even 
more . This perhaps added to his leaving school after the eighth grade . 

He immediately started working. First riding a wagon delivery groceries 
for a supermarket on Saturday and Sunday. He then started working for Marshall 
Field & Co., wiring lamps. Aloysius' next job was for Schulty's Baking Company 
where he made hundreds of dozens of doughnuts each day. He then worked for 
the American Lamp and Shade Co . , until he lost his job in 1929 as a result of 
the Depression, From that time on, until he retired in 19 73, he worked as a 
building janitor. During this time, he met Catherine Violet WILSON. 



Roland WILSON 
(1870 — 1942) 

Roland Wilson was born in Cork, South Ireland. He was the son 
of Arthur Edwin and Nellie Wilson. Arthur Edwin died in 1906 at the age 
of twenty-eight in Johannesburg, South Africa. Roland Wilson's grand- 
father was James Wilson, born in Scotland. He served as a Sargeant 
Major in the British Army during the Crimean War (1854-56). 

Roland Wilson worked as a printer in Glasgow, Scotland, where he 
met and married Catherine English. He immigrated from Scotland in 1925. 



Catherine ENGLISH 
(1873-1948) 

Catherine English was born in Armagh, North Ireland, in 1873. 
Her mother's maiden name was Margaret O'NEIL. Catherine had at 
least one sister, Maggie. After living in Glasgow, Scotland, for twenty - 
years, she immigrated from Scotland to the United States in 1925 with 
her family . 



WILSON - ENGLISH 

Roland Wilson and Catherine English were married sometime 
between 1903 and 1904. Roland Wilson worked as a sign painter and dec- 
orator in Glasgow , Scotland. They had eight children; unfortunately, family 
members only remember the names of five: Agnes, Roland Jr., Charles, 
Catherine Violet and James . 

In 1922, Agnes and Roland Jr. , were sent to the United States to earn 
money for passage for Roland, Catherine and Catnerine Violet. Charles and 
James had died as infants in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1925, they sent for the 
rest of the family and lived in Cicero, Illinois . The Wilson Family was over 
in the States ! They left the Old Country behind and began new lives in 
America . 



Roland WILSON 
(October 1900 - December 1950) 

Roland Wilson was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was the eldest 
of the Wilson children. During the First World War, Roland worked as a sub- 
marine ship builder in Glasgow. Usual procedure called for a test run after 
each submarine was completed. On one of these runs, the sub failed to sur- 
face. Roland Wilson and the rest of the crew were on board. After hours of 
revamping and checking the ships devices, the submarine began to go up. The 
crew was sworn to secrecy. They were to tell no one, and to never admit the 
incident occurred. The submarine was then sent to join the Royal Fleet. 

Roland Wilson came to the United States in 1922 with his sister Agnes . 
He worked with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. He never married 
and lived with Aloysious and Catherine Van Dorselaer two years prior to his 
death in 1950. 



Agnes WILSON 
(1905 - ) 

Agnes Wilson was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1905. When 
she came to the United States in 1922, Agnes settled in Cicero, Illinois 
and worked for Western Electric. She met Alex Pettigrew who worked as 
a commercial artist for Sears, Roebuck and Co. Alex also was born and 
raised in Glasgow, Scotland. Alex and Agnes were married in 1931. 
They are now living in Galax, Virginia. 



Catherine Violet WILSON 
(December 15, 1907-August 2, 1972) 

Catherine Violet Wilson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on Decem- 
ber 15, 1907. She was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended school 
until the United States equivalent of high school. 

At the age of eighteen, she immigrated with her parents and moved 
to Cicero, Illinois . I remember her telling me how she saw Al Capone in 
one of the stores in Cicero and I was very impressed. 

While in Cicero, she worked for Western Electric and at the age of 
twenty-one married Aloysious A. Van Dorselaer. The date — June 1, 1929. 



VAN DORSELAER - WILSON 

Shortly after my grandparents were married, Aloysious lost his job 
wiring lamps for the American Lamp and Shade Co. The Depression was in 
full swing. Men were selling apples on street corners and Franklin D. 
Roosevelt was talking of the NRA, TVA and the CCC . 

Aloysious and Catherine were married on June 1, 1929. Desperate 
for work, he found a job as a janitor. Together they lived in five different 
locations in and around the Chicago area: Cicero Avenue, 1548 Arthur Ave. , 
6501 North Greenview, 750 Addison and 1812 Monroe St., Evanston, Illinois. 

In 193 2, Aloysious Alphonso Van Dorselaer became a citizen of the 
United States of Amierca . Catherine Violet followed ten years later and on 
June 10, 1942, gained full citizenship as an American. 

They were the parents of one son, Roland Charles, born May 17,1930, 
at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois. 

After Roland's birth, Catherine lost one child she was carrying after 
falling down a flight of stairs--it would have been a daughter. Another was 
miscarried . 

Aloysious retired in September of 1971 and moved to 1812 Monroe Street, 
Evanston, Illinois, with his wife. On August 2, 1972, Catherine Violet Van 
Dorselaer died of extensive heart desease . 

On September 8, 1973, Aloysious Alphonso Van Dorselaer married Helen 
(Baliski) LISS . They currently reside at 1812 Monroe Street, Evanston, Cook 
County, Illinois . 



Roland Charles VAN DORSELAER 
(May 17, 1930) 

Roland Charles Van Dorselaer was born on May 17, 1930, at Saint 
Francis Hospital, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois. He attended St. Ignatius 
Grammar School in Chicago, St. George High School in Evanston (a disagree- 
ment with one of the Brothers forced him to leave) and graduated from Sullivan 
High School, Chicago, Illinois, in 1948. 

My father attended Wright Junior College and received an Associate 
Degree in Business . The Korean War was the current concern of the country, 
and Roland C. enlisted in September, 1951. He was sent to Korea in February 
of 1952 and was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division where he worked in 
Communications and Artillery. 

Letters from LaVerne Cottrell (a Sullivan High friend? !) cluttered his 
back pack. Unknown to her then, when R.C. was to return to the States in 
February of 1953, he had a bombshell to drop on her. 



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William COTTRELL 
(1859? — 1939) 

I know very little of my maternal great grandfather. He held numer- 
ous jobs and had only a few years' education . He was born in England-- 
most likely Newquay. As far as having any brothers and sisters, no one 
remem.bers . William Cottrell was a general laborer, merchant marine and 
served as a ship's engineer until he died at City Hospital in Newquay, 
Cornwall, England in 1939. 



Emma PEARCE 
(January 18, 1862 - June 4, 1948) 

Emma Pearce was one of seven children: Joseph (Joker), John, 
William, Annie, Mattie and Janie . Her brothers, John and William, had be- 
come successful builders in Newquay, England. 

Born in Newquay, St. Columb Minor, England, Emma Pearce lived there 
until 1911. In 1925, she immigrated to the United States. 



COTTRELL - PEARCE 

William Cottrell and Emma Pearce , were married on August 5, 1886. 
They were the parents of eight children: William Charles, Mabel (died at birth), 
Reginald John, Joseph Henry, Sarah Jane, Thomas Frederick Donald, Edward 
James and Florence Alexandra. (The last two children were twins .) The family 
were members of the Church of England. It appears that their life together was 
one struggle after another. 

When my maternal great grandfather was raising his children, he worked 
as a merchant marine and accepted almost any job he was offered. Tension built 
up at the Cottrell home on 12 Broad Street, Newquay, Cornwall, England. Wil- 
liam Cottrell had a drinking problem and because of it, was not considered a 
good provider . 

In 1911, Emma Pearce Cottrell took her five youngest children to Plymouth 
She left during the night, hoping, praying, that William wouldn't follow. The 
eldest son. Will, was in London at the time, working as a chauffeur for an 
affluent British family. Harry and Jack remained to work in Newquay. 

Emma Pearce Cottrell took in laundry to support her children while living 
in Plymouth, Devon, England. 

Then, in 1914 (?) William Cottrell tracked down his family and was re- 
united with them. The attempted reconciliation was futile. After living with his 
family for three years, he was asked to leave (1917), and absolutely no contact 
was made with his family until they were advised of his death in 1939. 



Reginald John COTTRELL 
(October 28, 1890-1953) 

The years between 1911 and 1939 were filled with both tragedy and 
prosperity for the Cottrell family. 

My great uncle Jack (Reginald John) immigrated to the United States 
in 1912 with his wife Rosina FROST. At first they came through Canada, but 
later settled in Great Falls, Montana. Here, they attempted to secure land 
by homesteading . Jack was forced to work in the city, which left Rose and 
her two small children to live alone in the country cabin to assure land rights 

After many long Montana winters, (yet not enough), they were forced 
to give the property up and settle for a more "stable" household in the rural 
town of Great Falls , Montana . 



Joseph Henry COTTRELL 
(November 11, 1892-1917) 

Another great uncle, Harry (Joseph Henry) served in World War 1 (1915) 
as a volunteer in the Royal Naval Division Engineers in the British Army. 
After only a few weeks' training, he was sent to Gallipoli in the Dardanelles. 
From there he went on to France: Viller-all-Bors , Ligny, St. Michael, St. 
Catherine, Albert. While stationed in France, he was killed. The year--1917. 
Harry was buried next to a pillbox along the road which he was repairing. After 
the war, when the British returned to photograph the gravesite, it too was des- 
troyed by a bomb during an air attack. 

Joseph Henry left behind a diary in which he wrote of military parades , 
gas bombs, death of fellow "chaps", liquid fire bombs and incessant shelling. 
He refers to the Germans as "Fritz", and relates his experiences of "rat infested' 
steeping quarters, "bully beef, biscuits and tea". 



Fredrick Donald COTTRELL 
(July 19, 1900-) 

My maternal grandfather, Fredrick Donald Cottrell,was born in Newquay, 
Cornwall, England, on July 12, 1900. He later moved to Plymouth, Devon, Eng- 
land, where he attended High Street School Stonehouse until he received permis- 
sion to leave in 1913 at the age of thirteen. It was necessary for him to help 
support the family and supplement the family income. 

His first job was, as in his words, working for a "Herbalist". He later 
attained a job as a streetcorner salesman for Boxes Pills . His wages , sixpence 
(12<i;) per week with a weekly increase for the first five weeks until he was earn- 
ing 3/6 (three shillings , sixpence--about 54<^) . 

Not long after his brother Harry's death, Fredrick Donald tried to join 
the British Army. Being two months short of the required age limit of 18, he 
returned home and worked in an army canteen. Shortly after his eighteenth 
birthday, he enlisted once again. This time he was accepted and applied for 
a trade position with the Engineer's Division or the Air Force, but he was denied 
his requests . 

Fredrick Donald Cottrell was assigned to the A Coy 3rd Platoon Royal 
Warwick Regiment and was sent to Salisbury Plains, England, for three months' 
training. Ready to avenge the death of his brother Harry, he was anxious to 
kill every bloody German in the German Armed Forces . 



FRED RICK DONALD COTTRELL PAGE 2 



My maternal grandfather was a First Runner to the front line in Germany. 
He too, kept a diary where he charted out train journeys, monthly pay allowances 
and describes the capture of a German stowaway who hid underneath the British 
train. The train's destination--Koln , Germany. 

At one time, all of Emma Pearce Cottrell's sons were in different countries 
Will, stationed in France as an ambulance driver. Jack in the United States, 
Harry buried in Flanders, Tom with the 5th Devon Regiment in Egypt, my great 
under Jim (Edward James) in England, and my grandfather in Koln, Germany. 

After safely returning from Germany, Fredrick Donald spent four years 
earning enough money for passage to the United States . 

Edward James (Jim), Fredrick Donald (Don) and Richard COXEY (Sarah 
Jane Cottrell's husband) all boarded the Dutch ship "Nieww Amsterdam" in 
1923 and set sail to join their brother Jack in Montana. They had one goal in 
mind, earn enough money for passage for Sarah Jane Coxey, Florence Alexandra 
Cottrell and Emma Pearce Cottrell. They accomplished that goal in 1925 . 

Now the entire Cottrell family was in the United States . All except Will, 
who had married Gertrude, Tom, who was married to Hetty Schute and Harry, 
buried somewhere in Flanders . And of course — Annie (Nancy) STRAWBRIDGE- 
PHILLIPS, soon to be Mrs. Fredrick Donald Cottrell. 



Annie Nancy STRAWBRIDGE-PHILLIPS 
(December 6, 1898 - January 9, 1972) 

My maternal grandmother was born in Plymouth, Devon, England. She 
was the second youngest of seven children: Will, Arthur, Cephus Henry, Ada, 
Annie, May and a brother who died as an infant. 

Her father William, died when she was a small child. Therefore, she 
knew little of his life with her mother, Emma (Truitt) . 

Her mother remarried and her younger half-sister, May, was born. Her 
stepfather was in the merchant marine and spent long times away from home . 

Annie attended school in Plymouth through the equivalent of high school. 
After which, she became an expert tailoress, employed making military officers' 
uniforms . 

She was raised in the Wesleyan (Methodist) faith and was a devout fol- 
lower of her faith . 

Of her brothers, two were destined for the sea. Cephus Henry served in 
the submarine service in the first World War and lost his life when the sub he was 
on sank. His family received a copper plaque commemorating his death. 

Arthur had a life on the sea until he became captain of his own tugboat, 
rescuing trapped soldiers on the beaches of Dunkirk, France. 

Annie was the only member of the her family to leave her native England. 
She immigrated to this country in 1925 to marry Fredrick Donald Cottrell, whom 
she had known in Plymouth, and who had come to this country two years earlier. 



ANNIE NANCY STRAWBRIDGE-PHILLIPS PAGE 2. 

She sailed from England on the H.M.S. Mauretania . She arrived in 
New York and travelled to Great Falls, Montana, where she was married. 
While travelling through the country, after hearing stories of the "Wild West", 
she was certain the train would be attacked by Indians , 

She returned to England in 1951 for a three month visit--the first since 
coming to this country. At that time, she was reunited with her brothers Will 
and Arthur and her sisters, Ada and May. Her mother and father had long since 
passed away, but the years are unknown. 

The only surviving member of her family. May (Bratt) still resides in 
Plymouth , England . 



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Husband 
Son of 



Frederick Donald Cottrell 



SOURCE 



and (Maiden name) _ 
Born iq July 1900 



■Viniam fiottrell 



Fimma Pe^^rcQ 



Place Mevvquay, Corniaall , Sn.^. 



Marr led 13 June 1923 
Died 



Place Grefat Falls, Mont. 
Place 



Cemetery 

Occupation House painter Church Aff. Ch. of Engl. 

Resided NFewQuay^ C^ornvvall. En":. Gt. Falls. Mont. Chicaro. 111. alcO Ply mouth 



'quay. 

Military Rec. ^^rd Royal V/arwick Refrt, 
Other Wives ^^ 



British Army 



Wife Ann (Nancy) Strawbridpe Phillips 



Books- Periodicals 
(See SOURCE SHEET) 
No.. Vol. Pa5;e 



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Dau . of 

and (maiden name) Emma Truitt ■, 

Born 6 Dec. 1898 ___Place Plymouth. Devon. England 

Died 9 Jan. 1972 Place Chicago. Illinois { 



Cemetery iVemorial Park, Skokie, Illinois 



Occupation ^ni 1 nress Church Aff. "/rrI eyan ( ?.':ethn,^i .st ) ; 

Resided Plymouth, Devon. Engl.: Gt . Falls, ?;1ont., Hhicagn. 'Til. 
Other Husbands 



Sex 



CHILDREN 



BORN , DIED 

When - Where \ When - Where 

I Give Town, County, State, Country 



TO WHOM MARRIED 
When - Where 



Doreen Marie 



\ 28 Sept. 19 26 I 
jGreat Falls, 
■Gascade Co. , Hot t 



Frederick G. 
Shearn 



]50.Jan. 19 30 
LaVerne Florence|^^i<^^^°' Cook 
i Go. , Illinois 



Roland G. 

VanDorselaer 



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COTTRELL — STRAWBRIDGE-PHILLIPS 

Married on June 13, 1925, after only being in the United States for four 
days , Annie Nancy Cottrell began a new chapter in her life . I admire her courage 
and as a romanticist, I enjoy my grandparent's courtship. 

Don and Nancy met at "Plymouth Hoe", a local concert pavilion. My 
grandfather was just home from the War, and conceded to go with some friends 
to the concernt . My grandmother was also there with some friends . George 
Cole introduced Don to Nancy, and after walking her home, they began "court- 
ing". They would take long walks , and occasionally would see a show. This 
continued on for several years until Don left for Amierca and Annie Nancy re- 
mained in England . 

When my grandfather arrived in Great Falls, the postal service kept 
themselves busy delivering letters to Plymouth and ocean liners carried letters 
from England to Great Falls . This continued on for two years until Fredrick 
Donald built up enough courage to ask Annie Nancy to marry him. He sent her 
the money for travelling expenses , and an engagement ring which my grandmother 
was to buy while still in England. 

My grandfather's first job was as a laborer in a flour mill in Montana where 
he earned $2.80 a day. From there he went on to work as a copper smelter. 
At this time, my uncles , Jack and Jim were working as decorators in Great Falls . 
After Fredrick Donald quit his job at the Montana Smelter, Jack and Jim convinced 
him to join them in their occupation. 



COTTRELL -- STRAWBRIDGE-PHILLIPS PAGE 2. 

In 1925, Richard Coxey and Edward James Cottrell moved to Chicago, 
Cook County, Illinois . They had saved enough money and sent for Emma Cottrell 
and her daughters Sarah Jane Coxey and Florence Alexandra. Together they lived 
at 6913 Ridge Ave., Chicago, Illinois. 

Then in 1927, my grandparents and my Aunt Doreen Marie, who was born 
September 28, 1926, in Great Falls, Montana, joined the group in Chicago. 
Now eleven people lived in one home: Emma Cottrell, Janie and Dick Coxey, 
their children, Ernie, Violet and Harry, Donald, Nancy and Doreen Cottrell, 
Flo and Jim . 

From there, they moved to 5948 Farwell in Chicago, and to 6952 North 
Clark Street, Chicago, in 1929. LaVerne Florence Cottrell, second daughter 
of Nancy and Don Cottrell was added to the family group on January 30, 1930. 
Twelve people now ate together, worked together and lived together each day, 
in the entire upper floor of a building. There were four bedrooms, a kitchen 
and a room that sufficed as a "family room". Below the Cottrell family, a 
jeweler carried on his daily business . 

The Depression was raging on, and luckily my grandfather had a steady 
job as first painter at the Bryn Mawr Hotel in Chicago. Earning $110 a month, 
Fredrick Donald Cottrell moved his wife and daughters to 1649 Greenleaf Avenue, 
one block east of Clark Street, in July of 1934. He has rented that same apart- 
ment until May of 1976. Fredrick Donald Cottrell now lives with his brother 
Edward James, and his wife of 40 years, Margaret Huddy Cottrell, in Ingieside, 
Illinois . 



COTTRELL -- STRAWBRIDGE-PHILLIPS PAGE 3 . 

Before his retirement in 1965, he owned his own decorating company-- 
Cottrell and Co. He had this company from 1950 to his selling of it in 1965. 

Fredrick Donald Cottrell became a United States citizen on December 
8, 1942. 

Annie Cottrell was given her citizenship on April 5, 1944. 



Doreen Marie COTTRELL 
(September 28, 1926-) 

My aunt was born in Great Falls, Cascade Co., Montana, on 
September 28, 1926. She graduated from Eugene Field Grammar School, 
Chicago, Illinois in 1940. From there she went to Sullivan High School 
in Chicago in 1944. 

After graduation, Doreen was employed by the Railroad Retirement 
Board which was a Federal Government position until she met and married 
Frederick C. Shearn on October 29, 1955. They moved to Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin, and presently reside at 3445 South Princeton Avenue. They are the 
parents of one daughter, Lynda Marie Shearn, born September 13, 1956. 
Lynda is currently attending classes as a sophomore in college. 



LaVerne Florence COTTRELL 
(January 30, 193 0-) 

My mother was born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on January 
30, 1930. She attended and graduated from Eugene Field Grammar School, 
Chicago, Illinois in 1944 and received her diploma from Sullivan High School, 
Chicago, Illinois in 1948. 

After graduation, LaVerne was employed by the Social Security Admin- 
istration. She worked there until the birth of her first child in June of 1955. 

In 1951, my mother had the opportunity to visit England for three 
months . There she visited the birthplace of both parents and came in contact 
with relatives never known before. It was my grandmother's first trip home 
since 1925, my grandfather has never returned. 

When my mother returned home in August of 1951, little did she know 
she was to be married three years later. 

LaVerne Cottrell was raised a Methodist Episcopal but converted to 
Roman Catholicism and was baptized a Roman Catholic in 1954. 



VAN DORSELAER-CQTTRELL 

My parents met while both attended Sullivan High School, Chicago, 
Illinois. My mother insists she couldn't stand Roland (Van, as everyone still 
refers to him) in school. He supposedly considered himself quite an athlete 
("jock" in present slang). During the span of time between graduation in 1948 
and his return from Korea in 1953, mutual friends of theirs, help keep Van and 
LaVerne together. 

LaVerne F. Cottrell wrote Roland C. Van Dorselaer during his entire 
stay inKorea . They even made headlines together when my father returned from 
Korea on leave to Chicago (Sun Times, February 12, 1953). Things were looking 
up. When Van returned to Chicago for good and asked LaVerne to marry him my 
mother accused him of being shellshocked . Roland C. must have recovered, for 
on September 4, 1954, LaVerne F. Cottrell became Mrs, Roland Charles Van 
Dorselaer, 

Their first apartment was at 4616 North Campbell in Chicago, Illinois . 
My mother continued to work for the Social Security office , while dad continued 
his college education at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. My father worked 
part time for an advertising firm--Mandabach , Marthens and Simms . 

When he was released from the firm in July, 1956, he continued taking 
night classes at DePaul. In September 1956, Roland began working for the 
Kendall Company, Blue-Jay Division. It took my father three years, but he 
finally received his B.A. Degree in Marketing in 1959. 



VAN DORSELAER-COTTRELL PAGE 2. 

A gradual line of executive promotions , four children and a merger 
between Colgate-Palmolive and the Kendall Company in 1973 has brought my 
father to his position today: Sales and Marketing Manager for Nelson Knitting , 
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. 

Yet in between those twenty years , much took place around the Van 
Dorselaer Household. First four children were born: Steven Thomas, Karen Lee, 
Thomas Michael and Robert James. All four children were born at Frank Cuneo 
Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Secondly, an important real estate 
transaction took place, my paternal grandparents and my parents acquired a two 
flat at 1812 Monroe Street, Eveanston, Cook County, Illinois. Roland, LaVerne , 
Steven, Karen, Tom and Rob stayed there until June, 1974. (A total of 17 years.) 
We then moved to 3154 Spring Lake Drive, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, 
when my father was transferred. We currently reside there. 



Steven Thomas VAN DORSELAER 
(June 2:j 1955) 

My eldest brother is now a junior in college . Steve is majoring in 
Accounting at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. He is planning 
to graduate in May of 1977 . 

Steven was the only one who lived on North Campbell as a child . He 
was baptized a Roman Catholic at Queen of Angels Church in Chicago, Illinois . 

When my parents moved to Evanston, before I was born, it was decided 
that any children would be sent to Saint Nicholas Grammar School on Washington 
Street in Evanston. In June of 1969, Steve graduated from there and enrolled 
in Evanston Township High School. After graduating high school in 1973, he 
attended the University of Illinois for the Fall term of 1973 and Loyola University 
in January of 19 74. When the Van Dorselaer Family moved to Rockford, Steve 
spent his sophomore year at Rock Valley Junior College. 



Thomas Michael VAN DORSELAER 
(August 11, 1959) 

Tom also attended and graduated from Saint Nicholas Grammar Scnool 
in June of 1973. Baptized Thomas Michael at St. Nicholas Church, Tom had 
a limited career as an eighth grade quarterback for the St. Nicholas Trojans . 
Only two touchdowns were scored by the Trojans that year, and needless to 
say, the season was a disaster. 

Tom enrolled at Evanston Township High School in September, 19 73. 
He spent his freshman year there. After moving to Rockford, Tom transferred 
to Guilford High School on Spring Creek Road where he is currently a junior. 



Robert James VAN DORSELAER 
(October 20, 1964) 

Before Rob was born, I was promised I'd have a little sister. A 
promise never kept! Rob is the youngest of the Van Dorselaer cnildren and 
will be entering Eisenhower Middle School in September 1976. Rob is 
active in the Junior Tackle Football League, and is a two-year veteran of 
the Boys ' Club Squad. 

Bob is presently attending Spring Creek Grammar School on Spring 
Creek Road, Rockford, Illinois. 

Bob was baptized a Roman Cathlic in 1965 at Saint Nicholas Church 
in Evanston, Illinois . Rob spent his first four years of grade school at St. 
Nicholas School in Evanston. 



Karen Lee VAN DORSELAER 
(March 6, 1957) 

I was baptized at Saint Nicholas Church in Evanston, Illinois, and 
attended grammar school there. I graduated in 1971 and after a long discus- 
sion on whether I was to continue my Catholic education at an all-girl 
Catholic High School or go to Evanston Township High School, public school 
won out . 

My freshman year, I was President of the Freshman Student Council. 
My junior year was spent as a Track Timette whose main purpose was to hold 
the finish line. Senior year, I attended Guilford High School in Rockford, 
Illinois , where I was given the honor to be a member of the National Honor 
Society. I graduated in June , 1975, 

I am presently attending Rock Valley Junior College where I'm majoring 
in Medical Technology. Hopefully, four years from now the job market will be 
open and I'll have a career. 



VICARL JOANNEV 1956- 



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FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Louis VTCART Current Residence 



If dead, data of deatn i? . peoernber 196^ 

Place of bi rth ^Ttof-nte . Palermo, Stc iJRate of Birth lO, January 1889 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

'St r.^Rl iviiner Pates I stLaSall^. Illinois Dates 

2nd Qpnient ivlll 1 vVorker Dates 2nd LaSqlle, I'linois Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

^th Dates Ath Dates 

Re 1 i g I on Rnman Cat.l;ioIic 

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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother dat« 



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 :;;a?-aleno rORCHIA Current Residence 

If dead, date of death 1Q2Q-T^ 



Place of birth Alt^f onte , Pa lermo» 3 f ci ly Date of birth 



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

0ccupatlon(8) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Housewife P«t"_^ . 1st LaSalle. Illinois Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



3rd Dates 3r d Dates 

^th Dates i»th Dates 



Religion ^^man -ath-iin 



Political party, cIvM or social clubs, sororlt?e5, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather , , DATf 

Note; 



'' i^3H;tJ^Sf!«fh»«6a«'ftf^|(|? aiSi Vijf stepmoth 



er or another relative give 



A- 1 Siepyrandfather {your father's side) 



N.iim- 

I f ,{r.i<\, (1.1 (c of death 



Current Residence 



P Incc of bl rth 



Edticition (number of years) 
grade school high 5ChooI_ 



Date of Blrth_ 
vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

Kl 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



1st_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
itth 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Re I i q i on 

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

Place of marriage to your grandmothar 



date 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your fathar's side) 



NatT*e 

If dead, date of death_ 



Place of bi rth 



Currant Residence^ 
Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



_^Dates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



lst_ 
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Datei 



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Dates! 



Re I i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Date 



i. 



Grnndfather (your mother's side) 

'ame Joseph R-\N'\ST?:' 
f dead, date of death 



Name Joseph "yj'X.ST?: VT^Z Current Resldence_ 

I f dead, date of death tot 



Place of birth Xiis-J r^g:> , p-^land Date of birth 1894 

Education (number of years): ——————— 

grade school ? high school vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

<at Zinc Wnrke>- Dates ]oi--22 1st Deoue. Iilin'->i3 Dates 



2nd Car Manufacturing (Ford D ates 1922-?3 2 nd Harrj-^raT.c k, /yijchigan D ates 192 2-23 

3''d D ates 3 rd D ates 

'*^^ ^Dates ^^th Dates 



Re li g I on ^ o'^ a n ?a ' h ^ ] i ^' 

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



J*lace of marriage to your grandmother ^ , ,jo iiiir-o i > ^ fc rr -pi^*** iqi^ 
Note: If your mother was raised by a »Hpm il t l U^ i r mi lier r i l k i vi; (t P a^ Be 18^ ^ 



■age 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 
Srandmother (your mother's side) 

.^ame .\-^"i9 SCHTi^' s :'::.'< Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



i»lace of birth Oepne, IlMn-'is D ate of birth 16 n'lav l^Q^ 

•ducat ion (number of years) — — — — — . 

grade school ^ high school vocational college 



l)ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

i (after leaving home) 

|i$t Housework (f^r others) D ates 1st '"jep-;e, Illin-^is ^Dates 

'!nd Housewife D ates 2 nd namtr--jmr-k, niicnig=^r; Dates 

'^d D ates 3 r d D ates 

le 1 1 g I on R-^^an Catholic 

'olltlcai party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc,_ 



,'iace of marriage to your grandfathe r '..•'- ovjp ;• r'-'i'tn'^i's ' 12, jeoternber c iate J 
lote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another rAiaMw* r^^ .^. Tffr 
^Ivc :h„; JeLa wn tne oacK ot this page (D-2) 



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

N.jine Current Residence 

I f <\vnd, (\A\n of death 



I' I.K - ..I hi I ih D.ile ol' hi I til 

I I h I ( . 1 1 i I III (ill iiiihi' r (»r yr.i r ■• ) 
<ir.i>lf .(hi)()l hiyh school vocotioniil collotic 



0(.ci/p,illf)n(«i) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

?n(l Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

'♦th Dates ^th Dates 

Re I i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

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

Name Current Residence 



I f (Icjfl, cl.jtr of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2 nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

Re I i cj i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHIkDREN of A & B Vor A- 1 or B- ! ) "^ ycur fr.thar's name should appear below 



Name icr^^^tinc- VTHART 

Place of birth Ta 3a1 1 e , T 1li n( 
Number of years of scnool itig [ 

Res I <ience JolJ^X, Illinois, 
Number of c n i 



1 s date 7. October 191^ 

Oceupa t !■ art ' itja ^ h I n i s t" 
Status jviarried 



ir«n 



-0- 



Name Josephine VICARI 

Place of birth LaSalle, I llin^o_is,__^^^ 
Number of years of sc/iootTrig "'>"•'•• 



^te 31> ivfav 191'^ 
Oecupatl6rtHc)ua$\vrfe 



Res i denc e Rockfalls, Illinois M arital Statug Marr i'eH 
Number of chl l<Jren 2 



r.arne .John VICARI 

Place of birth LaSatrr. Ill in-^is 

Kumber of year's of^ schoo Hng 11°" 

Residence Rnr^k- r;^rd ^ T 1 1 i ,prj.i,s „ , ^af ^ tal §f tue Married 



date l8, September I9I - 
OccupatibrtSkilled MachTnist 



Number o 



f^Sftt 



ran Li. 



Place of birth j^^;^n< 
Number of years of schootlng 

Number of en! 



,.T1] ^n?i£?- 



date 



rFtt; 



lafr 



September 1919 



4arita{ Status Married 



Name Mary VICARI 
Place o 



rv VL (J 
f birth 



La Salle, 1 1 1 1 n 1 s 



Number of years of schoollifig 

Res I dence Q.t.tawn . T1 linniR 



12 



Number of cnirdren 

Name __________ 

Place or' bl rth 
Number of years o'^ 
Res I denc e 
Number of chl Id ran 



irltsi Status 



date 2?, January I92: 
OcsupatlOn Pa'ckaglng- ' 



J^jXlLl 



'schbc 



"""^atc 



irtg 



__^^^^^ JccupatTbrT 
irTt'al Status 



Name 

Place of blrth _^^^ ' ' 

Number of yea rs^'oF^cHooTTiig' 

Res 1 dence ' 

Number of chl Idren 



MarltsT Status 



' OccupatTSfT 



Name 

Place of birth """ 

Number of years of scVdoTfng' 

Res I den ce ' 

Number of chl Idren 



dat e 
"SccupatlbJr 



iFTtal Status 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of* schoe! Ing ' 

Res I dence 

Number of chl Idren 



date 



_^__^_,^^ Occupation 
Ncritel Status 



Name 

Place of birth "~ * 

Number of years o^ schooling 

Residence 

Number o f C U MU r iJ M — ~- 



"wrm 



dace 



Occupation 

Ttatus 



(HILlJ[<tN <>\ (, and (or (.-1, U-l)-yoiJr mother's name should appciir helo' 



u. 



Je a^n e tte BANASIEiVICZ 



'■' " ■■" VTim r 'Ti rjepue, Illin-iis ..l.il>- 22, July 1917 

Nuiiii/'t 'il /'-.ir ■, of !,c liool ?tK) ]p Occupation Housewife 



N.Muhrt <.l <liM(lren k 



Marital Status i.iarried 



'^ ■ EJ\m r^^ rVancis 3ANA3IEW1CZ 

IM.M ."TTTrMtT Tp^oue . niin-^is dato 12, October 1919 

NijiMi.eT <,\ y..ii', of schooling R Occupation School Custodian 

[<<•'. i ()>'n(,e pepug. Illinois Marital Status iviarried 

Nijfiiber (,f ch I Idren -0- 



3. n.).ik: Loretta Marie pANASIKWICZ 

Pljco (^r hirth Depue. Illinois '~" date 29, February 1920 

Number of years of school i ng M ' Occupation Housewife 



Number of years of schooling H Occupat 

Kes i dencc jnyton, Ohio Marital Status Married 

N Limber of ch i 1 dren 



-0- 



Nrinn' 



N.iriic 



Number of ch i Idren 



N.jmr 

P 1 .H ■• of birth ' date " 

Nuiiibcf of yeors of schooling Occupation 

Hf. i denr e Marl taT"Status ] 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Pl.io- of hi rth date 

Number of ye»irs of schooling OccupatlOh 

Hes i dcnce Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren 



PI. ICC of birth date__ 

Number of years of schooling OccITpatlOrt 

Res i dcnce Marital Status '_ 

Ntimlter of ch i Tdren 



7. Name 

P lace of b i rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 

8. Name 

P I ace of b i rth date 



Number of years of schooling Occ^upatlOrt 

Residence """ _ MarltaT Status 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

P lace of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupat lOh 

Res I dence Marital Status 

Number of chl Idren 



10. Name 

P 1 ace of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation" 

Residence Marital Status ' 



Your Father 



If dead, date of deatn 



_^ Current Residence Rockford, Illinois 



Place of b?rth t^ ^;^ n p T n i nni ■. 



_^D«te of btrt h 18, September 1917 



r.ace or d rin T^^;.np 
Education (number of years) 
grade school ^ ,3 high school 3 vocational c ollege 

[)ccupation(s) 

1st Print.Pr -Tr^.^aiiP Dates 

^" ^ Pr-inter -fy'L e ndota Da te s_ 

3rd Printer -Roc'<f-^rd Dates_ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving hotne) 

1st LaSalle, Illinois Dates 



2 n d LaSall^, Illinois 
3r d Rockford, Illinois 
^th Rockford, Illinois 



_Dates 

_Oate$_ 

Dates 



'♦th Skilled Machinist D ates 

^e 1 1 g I on „ n ^ i • — — — — 

^ Rn-npri Pathol i r- 

•olltical parties, civil or social clubs, f raterni fcles , etc. 

SundRt.ranri Union Prpqidont ''^•^' ■■.'■.- ■ ' 

lace of marriage to your mother j aSa 1 \r . ' n 'linoTS '"'".'' < ^*te 1 , .viarch 19^( 
^CTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 



^our Mother 



^ame Jeanne ^te Thersa BANA3IEWIGZ 
If dead, date of death *"" 



Cuf 



Mace of birth Depue. Illinois 
Education (number of years) 
grade school R high school 



' ^*" ee Rockford, Illinois 
22, July 191? 



co) lege 



)ccupat ion(s) 

1st A-Rav Tech Aid 
-nd iVestolox 
Ird Housewife 



Dates_ 

Dates 
Dates 



■" RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

If^ LaSalle, Illinois Dates 



laSH i I- , Illinois 



political party, cIvM or social clubs, so 

Mace of marriage to your fathfer ' ^aga 
lOTE: If you were raised by a stepmot: 
I this page (F-2). 



3rd Rockford, Illinois 



, etc* 



Dates 
Dates 



' " t ta t e 1 , La rc h 19^ 
3 . , - that data on the back of 



E-J Stepfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

Education (number of years} — — — — 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation (5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd D ates 

3rd ^Da tes 3 rd D ates 

^th Dates / <th D ates 

Re 1 i g I on ' ——————————— 

Poll t Icai* par'tTes, civii-df Sflfilll clubs, fraternities, etc, 



Place of marriage to your mother D ate 

F-2 Stepmother 



Name 








1 f dead, date of death 








Place of hi rth 




Date of birth 


Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 


__ vocational 
1st 




col lege 


Occupation (s) 

1st Dates 




PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 


2nd Dates 
3rd Dates 


2nd 
3rd 
sorori ties. 


etc. 


Dates 
Dates 


Re 1 i g I on 




KOI It leal parly, civil or social ciubs. 








Place of marriage to your father 






date 



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

Name Judith Ann VTOART 

Place of birth LaSa 1 le . Ill i n-^is 
Number of years of schooling ~TT 

Res i dence R-ime, Mew York 
Number of ch i Idren 2 



Name Jnhn VICARI 

Place of birth Rockford, Illinois 



Number of years of schooling 
Number of children ? 



2£^. 



Name [yiary J^nf VTHAPT ^ 

Place of birth Rockford. Illinois 
Number of years of School ing T6~" 

Res i dence Portsmouth. Virginia ^ 

Number of ch I Idren _0- 



^ame Joanne. VI CART 

Place of blrth Rockford. Illi nois 
Mumber of years of school Ing 12°" 

^es i dence Rockford. Illinois "" 
'Jumber of chi Idren _o_ ~~ 



'" birth 9, Se-^tember 19^1 
;up3t)ori Housewife 



:'^-rried 



"' '^'"th 9. .Oenemher IQU^ 

■ ^^ £lectrical rin-i neer 
- I'la'-rjed 



? M-, December 19'^Q 

- ' '^'^ Teacher 

married 



'" ' '^^' 7' Cctober 19^6 
^■atlon O fficewor<"^ 



^lace of bi rth 

dumber of years of school Ing 

^Cbi dence 

(lumber of chi Idrert 



^ame 

*lace of bl rth '~~' 

dumber of years of school Ing 

Residence 

Jumber of ch I Idren 



Jame 

'lace of bi rth 

lumber of years of school Ing 

Residence 

lumber of chi Idren — — 



lame^ 

Mace of bi rth 

lumber of years of^ schooling 

^es i dence 

lumber of chi Idren 



or b i r !: ! 

OCCL 



b; rth 

■at Ion" 



111. ASSH'.NMLNT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willincj) 

1 her('l)y donate this family history, along vn'th all literary and adiinnis f r<iLi v 
tnjhts, to the Rock Va'iley College Family fli story Collection, deposited m the 
Rockford Public Library, pr-'--^-—' Illinois 



-^■v;ned ^^l^ci^^i^ 2i^.c£MX 



Date 



GENI'^ALOGY CHART 



oaoas-JO^i^ 



1 7, October 19 56 

ried 

i 



I^fnaJiius . VIGARI 

* Great grandfather 



il^jhn YTf^AFJ., 



Father 



Grandfather 

BlC, January I889 

M 

D 12, December I965 



B l'^, September 191? 
M 1 , March 19i^0 



Ii"in H yTn,4ii:iJ 



1 

Great grandmother 



randmother 



Gran 



B 



M 
D 



D 1929-30 



,To^en[i ^AHXr-.V-'Mir. 



jeq^.-^e^te g^n.^^T-'iV 



Tl 



Mother 

b22,JiiLv 191? 
M 1, March 19'i-O 



Grandfather 

B i"''y^'+ 

m12, September L916 
D 1923 



Anne S'HRQt'OER 



Grandmother 

Bl6,i/lay l'<95 
D 1922 



^'r^pk j-;Hii(;t'ri^;'i,^ 



B 1^70 
M 1891 
D 1926 



Ji'lary LI So 

B 26, March 1875 
D August i960 



1. 



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1 T--:f^ 



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i-T l:^ 3.ri : I ,-^ ~.^ ^ J. 



;• :■: -var) r^:l. 



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t- - ;:■ ^ •'•. ,;-- , 1 o V',' i 1; ; • •^. i 



t ';■; r ^ - r ■'> "• iii 3 ' i ^ ■ :- ": ^. ""■ " > 

■''■13 '/r^r if---': '"'^oir -^ :-ri-^ •": ■: . ..-- ^a['-,i': 
'i '^-^n '^r. "^i- ^eve:'tr jav '' " ? ■"-;'-^ '-).; ■".:.'. '. :■ 

Loi.ii 5 ' f-'th-'T, Irn^tViS. Tv/ - >/•:--' - ? 1- '-'.;i: -•: -' 
of 'yi^iv 1"1;', j-spphine (J-si-) '-ri^. :ov:-'. '--o 
my f'Hther, John vlcari 'a'hs n-rc; -.^^ tnt ri- h-'---: 
3" p-'.-'i'^^ber l-^17» I'a''" 'n'-r- --:i-rls foli"-*: ■ ■ ,. ^r 
a +.'-vin th^T :lle:i a-*- ^;ir*h r-n "n? -:e"i -/",-; :■ ./ :. 

In either 132^ : '- i'^i'i, .v;-^ ^ :i a !•■:-;?! : ' ■ '. 
Josie, b-in^ ■^'le -i-)est -i-rl ^.:-\'r.: ]uiT ^c;-;- "l 
frnra tne e i -T^uh 7ra':'e 'a zv^'^ev t '; rake cxlt 
oleaiinT, vva?h'a~, ar-i] ].-:-'.^ir-! ^fr-^^ ■■ir" ■'->-• 

L'-uis reina-'-r'i'^d t -. Anv^lin;^ ~'v:^-^.L L ■' :j. - " 
"^ut even Ipi'^i.ne his -hil":rei ^n---' '.rr-ii. ^■'!;'■^ 
iau -'h-^■-■ r , ..;"-"o~h .', fv'-r- a .:'rev''"u-5 ^:'3.rr'--e 
•Vhen his nevv wi f- nove -: in, Louis /a - ^ -" " r 't- - 
3'-^ i--rit. ii ; anj Hii^ie ar-o j-irn ' 'i',' o-';li ^cc'!-."/ 
'^hile his o'.vn ^hiidr-n r ;"'^ii ne •.' lT' "h:^ b.H':--. 
his m-i ''■ria^;;- , Louis '-h^.-^-re: : -- :)3 fm"- ;~aL it 
at Alf'P.a Cement .iill in jjaSalic-. i.-^;.ii3 j:.:'. •.•■; 



\n 1^1? r,". LaSal'e, "'1 lino is. '.•;. vi^ r .. ^ -■ : ■ r< 
C^.th-'-li- , recievi'iv liig first C':r\ 'A-^n ■:•--: m^c 
l'^?.'- 3.^- ;-o].v R'>sarv '^nur'-'i'i i'- L5-;^lj-e. ■;. ^-^ 
C i t V 3 c h ■" ' 1 '.V here he s t a. '/ e o ^ f t e r t " v 'i r 'i .^ s .'- 
helper. 'oh;: r-acieved 3 jiol'^'^'^ "■ r "r-^ j ;r.t mji' 
eighth .TrT.:ie -'n "'.i'u .f even ^-; 3nth "f J\jrT' 1- ; ;. . 
^'•te'ded La io He-Peri; ni ' h ':nr--;l for t'lr^e /e 
sohc^l to ,1'^iri the ja/\I Coose ■'•va':! '"1 ' '"ni ' ■ 
Jix'^Pi ^OTin -"^^s '.ji-'n" in :-' trcos , ow i i'j '' r ' ;" o c '* ? 
in nu^'lic oarxs. After' i-i l-.- zr,e C ' ; :. r.e 
■a orio.t-rr in L^Jili-. 

Jojin had &-e-^ 'atin;^ a i-^i n-^.;-/ ■ v . ^ir^x. 
'vitt M --'od fri-riij of riis ''laraed _:yo-'---e, a-v '-■ 

Jor.n suiffored a ruotjred auoen ^x in a:- -a 
The h-^spital aut^ orit •,-■3 tr;'-u-;r;t r\e ^i ^h"^ d ■■•;-. 
tl^'^^ hos^'^tal //here J-'rin 'renet Jo lone t '-e , wi-. ': v; 
h-iscd, t.il. S':on ^ft?r Joh-i re^'^ineo ;■ i r oeil'-i 
hp -■: 1-1 iatin-'. He retarne'' '3 hiJ rr i_nt :.": i; i ■ ; 
'..arried in 1 ■;--'! . 



rr-'T.ni<: Scnroeic-r -vis oor"! m --r-^/aiv ;. -- 
rai. S'^d '^.3 a -'O'"::^:-' 'ratio lie. ,-\i3 ^ath'rr i^^ 

ai^er '.\\3 father ' :; :'eaxh. '^■v.n^-'s ;-;: . • :: 
t" 'v:;erir;a. ry tO'- ti'^nt fr^^i"^ /-iv /;-'.'^ icet*' 

of "■:^*:^'^er i'^''JO I .•T^n': ■■iL;ie) ^lI- '-^t:'- :--/>'. 
Illinois .'.'hrre he 5- "."led. r,' ■ '^ ■ m -•- i ^tit 
b-nd v'l Lgijall?. I ■^ •"'. ? r:r re v, ii''':' '"7 '-v'^ ;■ 
1 -^ -: r '"arr '■ e'i . 

'■'irv liss 'vas "h" :'.^ I.J ■ '': t ^r ~f "'^rh-vi:'i: 
A "an' Li. s 5 . -^('is '.v^ s ':~rri ' n L/' -;:-ll-, Tl^ir":' ■ 
3'xt'; " f ■ 'ar-h l-''"'"^. She w'^u:; '- "r^ ■ - ' it •:. . 



-an '"< "^ "^.^if z ■' n ? •■.'-•^'l \ 



Willi iuck'? r:i?t Busi:i'3 /' ■:ra:T'!'"'""'-'- : _'■■ .■ ^ i 

::h'^ S3.Vi?d ■-"" 1 1 "'^ll-^ "^ 9'i ''h'? ■*" - ~ ") M?- • '- ."-: it"."./' '' 

Frank b;; i J *; a tw -i storv ■'[^us- "- _;■=: _"''jt '- 
3tan:1i'i ■' . -^he faT.iiv -'"en ,M-/?-i ^ ■: .;p pae , i. 
r;'"--npl.? + 5 ] V "p-^ned in 'v(->e'" trie/ r^'W '"^-^'ir •:" ■' a 
o v£ -table .i;3rcl3n, pot:;-^o '-"iO'T, /i -rr . je "a'.j 
fsncel in area v/a':vre '^ns-a r .isej ohi /'^erio , 

I'l 192S, Pra'ik" S'"h':"oen''r ij^-i '''' ' - ' r ■ : : 
■ arv 'ti'-^r: in \-;"''3^ -;f l--^". 

After r'rank ' s deatn, his -i'-^n "hiJC'' ,;1 n 
■^.r'^un'^ ■*'h° ?"ap,cs and '^'^'~)]'Z t"'?9.3 ti'.r "u .'.'■i'""', ' 

Anne Schr''e;''e>- w:^ s "''-rn " the slrl^f-rr^ 
in La 5a lie, lllin'-^is. ohe '/ i ? rni.s-; - .- '-■ 
■:^ni r;'"':r! "-'la "id ^i-h"^ ■/■^■-'-b "■'' o-'n:"-i\n- i. n 
5ne l-r'"ne1 ^ne i -'-.-'r ''ant -^i-; i n n.- y^^.,^^-: ; ^-. ; 

'N'\\'f^ as S?vvii', •■ r> -I ,'^ ;<: i n "T , c ^. \\f\-' \'': ''■ ''':i^'/: ': ^ . .' 

A'^ne wa3 -larrle i tn ins^.^'-. -a^^. ; -_-^-.» ■ ^ - 
>^:;---be- l-'la i ^^ ,•? ^'je , T . ": ' - ■ ■ vi . in- /r.-; 
V-T -irn^rs. On tb'^ +,/,..; -y-c,-, --.. • -^ Ji; ' - !-, 
f^:r''^h "^ " .f'^q •■; ^'- -(: tn '■•r?-a. .■■:-■■ -^ oa^i- ^ ■ '^i 



Anne J^e'- In ca l ,1 i oir th , - ■ : ■. ;"c "L ,.' -i.r;.-L-', 

he an:: the f'.-'iil/ hhen ■■-ove i r.-3Ci-: to _?;j' 
3 u i c i -i e , -i '■■ 3 1 r ■^ 7 i n •: s j 1 "1 f^ : " e r a , r ? c "■ :: i .-■ 
ini or^vj.ti on ?■"• ':i; rsli'ives ij" -.n'," >v^:ur 

The "("hra? jana^l"'wici c iili''^"'! ''/^ri- 



Je'i 'ins ^ "e T'^r? sa irs nas ' e>vi':-z w i s 
sec-^nd "iay of Juiv 1^^17 ' ': ,e,:ua, Tlli: 
by :■. •■^ovife. 'Vhen 3''.;3 '•/;-: si.''-:- _.x. :h'"e. 
f-'i'nliy ;"":ve : !" p .-s-iiri ^r":-''/i''; ' . \'':' ' -'a-n . 
thev ^- "^ve i Dae-: • -> De;,:'Ue. .vhen her it. 
■^aken in n/ her Trani oarenx s; '.v:r: ;i:^n'' 
thoR to"^e separate^ wi-^n tiisir ^-ap:^?''i 
tau.'l-'t to help with all the h-useh-dd ■ 
cher-"v ■ "^''in^, ca'^-^'in'^, Takin" iellio' 
r^ntheer ani beer an:l vvashin^^' ^■l^^hes. 

Jea'net -e a '■ '"ende ■ :-;■'' . :.!ar' ' ;• a 1 
b'"-ue ri L ■'n ^'''hool iurinr; vf'i\-- cr. Mo? o>- = 
cla'''j in''J sa.'i-" in tiie en' .r ^ ', ^■rii.jrch. 



,nev 



r"-\;.r}\e ot' 'i I :\ere . ■'■ f J-'- 1. i il i ? d^-'C^ - :■■■ i ■ " '- i '„ " 
a h''spit-^ 1 . She serv- ^.h '^n ■--'-: i-/ tr^cn^ ^ -" lans :^ 
was -^it this '■!'">so^t3l wh^^re Je'innne - 'le -i:-!:; .'•■>"in, nr; 
£':ot reaqu3. i nt^?^ an" be 'an ':'atin-:. 

J0h!\ AW : J ..a ' .;:, 1 :£: 

Joha /icari -md Jeannette Banasls vi -z .>--re u 
Holy iv.a trinr^ny '^n r--ie first iav :f .;a:"'cn i:''tO m > 
Church, L^-Salle, Tllinois. 

J'-hQ was e:,io'' o-.'ed as a orln^'er in laS-Ll-. t 
'iay ■if -SapCertiber 194-11 Jea-vietre "-^ave :-i--".i +;';■ Ji' 
J'hn change 'i .iocs and bs-:ar< to ■■■crk ': s :■■ oriatc-r 
In lQ'l-2, the yu^i '/i carij; -ii^va ~ t'^-' R~'''^' ■^■^■'' " i 
■John f-^und a 'ovintinz .iob 'iowatoivn , 
'."■■ece''''ber L'^'^U-^, Jc^hn jiKji'-r ■•'as b'"rn, 
then -Hiring the v/ar and Je'^'-'necte wa -^ put i a char: 
fa'-'iily ration b^'-dclet- One dav ■:':'for6 O'nr isr-n^ ■ i:' 
.'iary Jg,np was born into the fariuly. 

In 195^ the fa-nily ^-^crs i iv'-i their a y^:-^, ,;-,.- -y- 
70->' 'v^rth Court DCreet to 3'^33 'vor-!:h :'ourt .Stie-er u/ 
thev h'=id been warden in '^ ''■■', the lona. n ^ h ' c?v/^i", 
of :''ctooer IP56' Joanne trie ; ''un " vr^?" .xa:; 1 v- r ■ n ' In 
i n 3t . .*n + h'-n7 ' :? noo oi hn 1 . 

..'nnn is n^w e"' d.oved as a s ti l]'=ci "./■ ..ind.^c nr 



n ,'; .^- -^ r' 



n^ 



■Tohri Jr. Is lLvl:-r-_- iri ':''::'•' ^' r ; ■■/;. ''n jil": ■■/ 

iV,irv Jane io ma'rie" a.i' livin-; 'is s re--'" 
^or-t-s^-'-'-th ,Vir rinlH . The,' :> '•-; ' t nave -i:-.'/ oni] 



hoso'tal on '•ne seventh doy ;.f 3o:::ct i--. I'-;;.:, 
raise-: 'is a n ^^'van "".tholic, an J live x^z a" 33 "-■ 
I T t ^pn'''w "^ s -: fi - 1. a^ v^-^st '/iew, -; a::'se vr- i " , 

Xhv— i;~p oas". e KOr- ■"■i--:a'"e •• , T ' v,- ^.i^^/^'-c i " /e 
'■-•*:'i'-.-^rs , -ai- +al3 h3 - ^"-0 :^e i n farce 'i -in-:;.^ 
wil'ierne-?s -^ria last '^•■''•.■ir. 

0:<. 'nv '^iKteenth ■■'"thl^v, I a-plien Tol- i 
at the Ch'a.3^ ' . I'^i'-e C-^. A^'t-r v^'-a'Aia: I'or i^^ 
an-J a hal'' as a ss.l-r s f-ler!c in tr^^ v-r fc^i + ^-i •-•■-: e .■: ^: 
Hp n,q r + '-ent , I transf -" ''re"^ ^,'' -^'"le ac-:'. ''';ta -'a.'.h-- j 
w n i c h J •'- n ,i a v v ^ r v -r^i.-h , 

I a-w a^ ea-; - --'k /ollov- .■■■11? e - r ^ v-t"; - 
r-ir v^'so's. T have ■!- ra^:-^- i - . 1 ^ ■-■ 3't-—1 ' - - ■ .- 



i^iartha Sciir-^eier 
De-oue, Illinois 



p;-^C' 



Edward Bap.asiewic; 
DeDue , I' lin-is 



ivir. and iVrs. J'-^hn >/ic"'.ri 
Roci<:forl, IlLincls 



Birth C-r-^ii icates 
Marriage Ce.r-'^ i f ica t - s 
Oi-^izenehip Papers 
Pi c ^'jres 



VINES, ROBERT WESLEY, 1955- 



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



or Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thc'il your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
erican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only <i 
M minlues, .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 



, / 



***)V)V)VA*AAA**i',;V-.'(jVA>':ft*yr-.';i'c: 

* OFFICE USE CODE 



0.1 tc of form r\ ^ , ■ n^ 



2. Y'Hir ooMccjc: Kock Valley (.0 liege 

"-~\^ 1n7no^? 



'* (ID /('_ 
■••■ (ID // 



ITocTcTorJ",' 

**»** * Vt 1: )\ A )V A A A A \ A A A A A .'. A A \ :. A A A 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 V 1800-1850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

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

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

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

■X W est South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) y East North Central (Mich., Ohio, lnd_. 
Pacific (Gal., Washj ^(Hawaii, Alaska) 111- Wis-) 

y 'Plains (ND , SD ,Neb . ,Kan . , Iowa , MS) 

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

V Farming Mining ^Shopkeeplng or small business 

^Transportation B ig Business x. M anufacturing 

Professions ^ Industrial labor X 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 ^Presbyterian X M ethodist 

Baptist E piscopal Ian C ongregational ^Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon 5tlier Protestant X O ther 



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



_B lacks 

Jews 
jrish ] 

East Asian 



_lndians M exicans ^Puerto Ricans 

_Central Europeans I tal lans Slavs 

'British X N ative Americans over several generations 
Other 



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

)<v, Faml ly Bibles Family Genealogies 



>( Interviews with other 
f ami ly members 

Vi tal Records 

X Photographs 



_Land Records 
"Maps 



The U.S. Census 
TTther 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 
f If dead, date of death 



zas 



Currant Residence — 



Place of birth C.(\.RN\ I X W ifJoi^ Date of Birth ^ S" /^/j/g./^ >€ V // ^."^ 



Education (number ofy years) : 
grade school y high school^ 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates_ 
Oates^ 
Dates^ 
Dates 



1st 



PUCE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
l«th 



^eu^\onJicSM dn r 



1-- 



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



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother ClIclj CLV 



/\rz.K 



"3fat< 



c^6 Sc/pT/9j .<: 



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

B. Grandmother (your father's tide) 

Name ts.S/g. A/^ g /- Q- CosT" Current Residence Jol^cl&c c^l ci ^ Ai^k ■ 
'f dead, date of death 

Place of birth (^./^s/ TI tT Aj^l^'^te of birth f( M^.y lU^ 



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



vocational 



col lege 



Occupatlon(s) 

ist Mcuse X.. ,?e 

2n d 

3rd 

kx.\^ 



_Dates_ 
Oates^ 
Oates^ 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Religion p,^:,^^/7c.^.>sr 

i Political party, civil or social clubs, 8ororit?as, etc. 

idfathi 



Place of 
Not 



ce of marriage to your grandfathe r Q /cL-y- C f" A/^K - P^^^ ^ ■.^' ^^p ot / 7^ -< 
"' \.^»\%lxi!')^n\^V%Bii^h^'^xi^% We^A-^)! 'tepmother or another relati've give 



1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



N.niK- 

I r (Irnfl, cl.it c of deatK_ 

P I. ICC of bl rlh 



Current Residence 



Edtir.it ion (number of years) 
giadc school high schoo1_ 



Date of Blrth_ 
vocational 






col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

lb I 

2nd 

3rd 

'4th 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Oates_ 
Dates 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



2nd 



3rd_ 
ifth 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Re I i qi on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 
Place of marriage to your grandmothar 



"TaK 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Natre 

I f dead, date of death_ 

Place of bi rth 



Currant Residence^ 
Date of birth 



t 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school_ 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



__Dat< 
Date!_ 
Date 



Re I i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



3. 

Groddf ather (your mother's side) 



Name 
I 



a"« ^JcLA^ieS p F/^lJs /r current Res I den ce -~?^ /?/ ./^^ /» /;, C / 5 r r (f"-^ // /^ 
f dead, date of death ^ — ^ '' 

Place of birth W,r/nT^/U A/ ^ . Date of birth /v;^^ ,^ ^; ///I" 
Education (number of yearsTt ' ' 
grade school ^ high school vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PL^cE OF RESIDENCE 

.^ , ^ , y , (after leaving home) 

<»t /-c^P,Alt-/Z. Dates / 7 ^S Ist C^u , c o " , SY ] \ Oates JfS-l 

2nd /, ^ ,./ ;, ^ ^-^ ,T/.-, C kl Dates / f .^^' 's 2 nd TS'., A.'e S v , I /e k /c; . p ates / ^ .^:>- 

^""^ — ^o<^ K' Dates /^.?,'S 3 rd ;Kac./^/-^'/J 4 JH D ates / ^/^ 

'«th J ^c/^^/^V K'^(/^A^^/^ D ates 11^1 ^ th ^Dates' 

Re I I g i on 

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

Place of marriage to your gran'dmother kV-c/CP v I TTTvTTT^ date ^ ^ ./ _ ^ , 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SlBprjllll l ^ O l ■ I IUL li e i l e l ^LlW (co ag e \Zf^ ^ ^^^^^==- 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 



lame /V'r;, A_^ /^ l^lk AJ- - S \Je. Ad 1^ 

f dead, date of death ■:? 7 - .5' -/ '/' / V 



Name /V^;, AM Ll/d/t' ^Jil/e/dly C urrent Residence - — ' 



/^ 



Place of b i r t h Aj (L A^$' A ^ / / X /// /)yV) y < D ate of birth A^C- -3 c / 9 
Education (number of years) / 
grade school ;-, high school ^ vocational college 

Occupatlon(s) PL^cE OF RESIDENCE 

, / • p / ^^ (after leaving home) 

/Jc'LL-Se ^ //c Dates/ /.V^-// 1st . \„- mc,£ > . //e ;.- :; Dates / ;' 



St 



^"^^ V^ccT^esc. Dates lU?^ 2 n d J?^c^Av;A-d / /-^ D ates / 't--// 

^'"'^ — ^^c7^/^y /.L V- A^ /c' r' /f Dates / ^/ V / 3 r d 0^ /ir^ ,. . //r- ^V <: D ates / f ^/ 

'olltlcai party, cIvM or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Mace of marriage to your grandfathe r / ,- ( a r^7?7t' X // d ate ^ 
<ote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r«>i»t-iu* (tr. ... Tirr 



snotner r*»iaf-iw« f*-n i.^- i«» 
• I Jai.a wn ine oacK oT this page (0-2) 



C- I St epgrandf athe r (your riKjther's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f do rid, <\a\c of death 

l'l.i<< Ml liiiili D.itc ol hiilh 

I >lii( .1 1 i I III (iiiiiiil)t' r of ye. 1 1 ', ) 
i|(.iilf •■( hixil h i (jh school vocotioniil collri)«' 

Occiip.it 1 on (s ) 



1st 
?n(l 
3rd_ 



Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 

1 


RESIDENCE 
eaving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 










Dates 


Dates 


3rd 










Dates 


Dates 


/•th 










Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d at6 

D-? S tepc)r,uidmothiT (your mother's side) 

N.ime Current Residence 



1 r d«!,i(l, (Irjtc- of death 

PWlCf. of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school iti gh school 


Date of 
vocational 


birth__ 


col lege 

OF RESIDENCE 
leaving home) 




Occijpol ion(s) 

I'.t Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


Dates 


2nd Dates 


2nd 
3rd 

sororities, etc. 








Dates 


3rd Dates 

Re 1 i (J i on 


Dates_ 


Political party, civil or social clubs, 
















Place of marriage to your grandfather 








Date 





rmjiDftlEN ot A t B ior A~i or B- ! J - ycur fsthar's name should appear below 



:e^birth Q JT^ n f "'X?^^: ^ date /^ A PI? ^ I / 7/ f 
er of cMTaran u ' ' ■ ■ 



Name 

Place 

Numb 

Residence DeTfi_^.J_Al^ 
Number of chTToran Lf 






Name 

Number of chlTdren — s 'Y -'■^ ' ■^ ••"a.^J 



<. 



r " o^ b''-t^^ ^Vh ^IKi?.!^ /^T /T date /J - /^, -/f ^7 

Xj£_^_ wartta? Statue /t^ . 



Number of years of schoo 
Res I dence ^ocKfA/e 



Name P^ ^ ^ 
Place of bl rth 



Number of year's ofTcrooTTng 
Residence D/p j -^VPrr vf/ 
Number of chndrSR / 






date 
Tccupatlbrt 
("tatus 



-lH^/ 



Name 
Place o 






Number of ^*«rr^ri-a^pTKr^^^7^.7 0^^-"^^^ iL.:^o.^ ,tS /^, o 1^. . 






Number of chndren 5l^ 

p I acr^ f TTTtTr—;^—^ 

Number of ^^ears oj? schoohng'" , ^^^ „„ 

Resldence/-a.,/^A^pA/T C ■ T ^^TT-R^TTTTr StatusAy] 
Number of children " — r '> ^ < ' —J. 



Name 

Place of birth — ' 

Number of years'o?" schooHrtg 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



Marltg! Status 



- date 

]^ OccupatTSfT 



Name 

Place of birth "" 

Number of years of school ?ng 

Res I den ce 

Number of chi Idren 



date 
^ccupatiOh 



Harltal Status 



Name 

Place of birth '"- 

Number of years oV schooTlrtg " 
Residence "" 

Number of chl Idren 



irltQ] Status 



. date 
Occupation 



Name 

Place" of birth " 

Number of years o^ »chooJT?ir 
Residence - 

Number of III I lUrBfr 



J'^rlTa'T' 'Status 



dai>.e^ 

Occupation 



(Hll.lJKtN <>\ (. and D (or (.-I, D-l)-yoiir mother's nanu; slinuld apptvir below 

Nutnixi .il /f.ir-. oT scliool I ru) / J"^ Occupation iJ^n^s< ix'tit. 

''' ■■ ' '''•""• /\nc.KFof-l(^.l^ll — i/(// A/zt- Marital Status m 
N.M.il.rr >.l .hnJrcn ^ 

^- N. A'b.^ y /-ou^ hieU<^ Led Pd^S 

I'l"-^'''"'^' ' .7:, a;.^c:. . /I^ l^-/^c datt> // A u,<rii^J H-^^ 

Nurnliii (.1 y.j_^r '. of scnoolmq Cj- Occupation \A^'a^ ,TfZc' -^^ 

f<y<, i(]<Mi(.e jly/vec;,, ,'//e. ^'/c/c . Marital Status "0,j.^^cecf 

Nijinbcr of rh I I drerl ■^ 7 3 d Ccx c( \ 

P Ijce of birth ij'g. /ycs .' , //g W f Sc - ( A^a.c rj date 3 - ^ -<_ I y / 7-^^ 

Nu(nb«;r of years of schooling 9 Occupation ' 



years of schooling 7 uccupai 

Residence Marital Status 



^^""^"^ I' of chi Idren K ; 1 1^^; , ^ cl c c , cf e A/' ^ / f 5^^ 
'«• N.jrm- 'T^^g^'cl Qlj- e 0^0,^^ F i € I cl ^ ^__ 

p 1 ..M- of birth h^<dae'Z.l6 IV U.''/<>C' d^t ? 33 NdOeMJoeri H.^ 

Numhci <,f y^ars of schooling /p /VcWlj" L^iDlQAI^ Occupation (',-, a-) a) z?/l/i^' c/^^/t-^ 

Kc, i detif.c- Dd.yi ^ -L- 1 1 ■ ( uc f A/ /V \ 'Marital Status /uj , 

Number of ch i 1 dren ' '^ 

Pl..cr of birth P^c-/C/=^/?rf J/f ruv-'//t/u\ date /fa /lO. ^C h / ?/0 

Number of years of school inq Q Occupat lOrt /^j c:7~iO /^ y^ 

•<»"^ i dcnce K^c/CA^./^i J // ( (^./'^.xtlar I tal Status -S . ^ "~ 

NuiiibiT of children C 

^' N.imt- CrfCiKC t _ Ai- f-'/elJ.<^ . ,. 

Pl.^cc of birth -PncK f^o/CS datC cJ :Tu,/\/e JjtT 

Number of years of scnooling A ^0 A/' f _ _ OccupatlOrt S Tll p , d^/ Ty 

R(;s i dence "^f io'if v/-' ! I ■ ?^ ,-,r yC \Mar 1 tal Status /'--/ j ■ -^ ■ y 

Number of ch I I dren ,jj-_ — — — — ^— — — — — 

^ ' ace of birth / /<pc f rti^^' -T / f ^J> /^//.-^ date ^/ - X; /i//. A/?y / 7^ 

Numbpr of years of schooling /| Occupat lOn (^V<^ , 7"/^^ f- t^ t 

Residence Rc>QK\^>^,<k .X J i i^ . ^ .. Marital Status -W,' ,Vn\/ c e c^. 

Number of ch 1 I oren ^-, 

8- Name J) ^ u > ci /[ //(^ /l^ F/ E i6 ^ 

P I ace of birth f^pc K. l^ 0/5 ,0 ^ ,i ui^a/aJ ^date jj Dccei^jy^i? /; ; 

Number of yciirs of schooling / 3^ Occupation f^cLcTo/C U 

Residence Kcc.KI'-oRA Til n. , a. /L Marl tal Status A] . 



Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name |. (- /< A/' /V il\<x. y F/ e /J S , 

P 1 ace of b i r th /o ,-, c k /^ -. ,/ A Zp II W , V ' date cX f<^ b (I ^ u. ^\l / 7^ 1 

Number of years of schooling / X^ OccupatlOrt A/3 m v/ / ' 



'g ' ^'— OccupatlOrt Aa.aa,v/ 

Number of chi Idren f] 



"^^ ' <^^"^e . .^T' ^'^t'-oc\ McKii..UAjd Marital' Status 

:r of chi Idren r- ' 



10. Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation" 

'^g^' dence MaTTTal Status " 

Number of ch I Idren 



four Father 



'?" .ad.%.g^V£./'°"^^V 1-1-:"^.- . '— «..ld.nc.^nrA-F.^i Til 



of 6lrth St- /^d/^-c■,■; 4f^/r-- 

tlon (number of years) ' 

"^ hi oh sghoQl / 



'lace 
;duca 
grade school 



.Date of bfrth /3- CdTnloP^ 11X7 
vocet'cfisl col lege 



>ccupation(s) 
St C. no K 



_Dates /7VS 



;; ENCE 
ieaving home) 

Dates 



"'^ r-^i ^ /^1 1 /^'C- Dates / f y ^ .-_ __ 

•"•^ lW^-/^.-/gK' Dates /^^^^ — _ 

th /^ (-7/,/^ y ,W,) ;^ /:: Dates / ^^^; 
ellgTon ^^ r TT 

olltlcal parties, civil or social clubs, f ratern i des , ate 

Pp^rc ^^AYVc J 

lace of marriage to your mother /^^cATP F/v i 
GTE: If you were raised by a s 

of this page. (E-2) 
4 
our Mother 



QAtts 



Dates 



Dates 



teptainer or ^tfve give that data on the back 



date 



ame 1^ e at U g A «g / P /l/ € (/ A/ e < 
f dead, date of death 

»ace of birth 07, /VeSy^ ? /f {^Ij^J^ 
imber or " 

ccupat ion(s) 



ducat ion (number of yearsT 

^ high school 



grade school 



¥ 



col lege 



>t l.iJ^,Ti^e <: ^. Dates / iSn 

^d "hhu <:p xO > 9 e Dates /?5 ^ 

rd Dates 



= . .. . RESIDENCE 
3 (efter leaving home) 

A.^cK/^^A^j' r/I Dates / ? J"^ 



Dates 
Dates 



il 1 1 1 cal parify, civil 

yf ^^^' n ,^t,r ^ _ 

lace of marriage to your father ^K^C/\/'c^ A 



ilitical party, civil or social clubs^ 

Uf M /I Q. n A tic. 



3TE: If you wera raised by a stepmot 
this page (F-2). 



-/ // 



:i'«v data on the bacK or 



E-1 Stepfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

Education (number of' years} 
grade school high school vocational college 



0ccupatlon(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd D ates 

3rd Dates 3 rd Dates 

^th Da tes i «th D ates 

Re I Ig Ion ————— 

Poll tica-f part Tei, <tlvll df 5flfil^'l clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother D at< 

F-2 Stepmother 



Name 










1 f dead, date of death 

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




__ vocational 
1st 




Date of birth 
col lege 


Occupat ion(s) 

1st Dates 




PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 


2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 
Re 1 i g I on 




2nd 
3rd 
sorori ties , 


etc. 


Dates 
Dates 


Kolltlcal parly, civil or social c 


Tubs, 








Place of marriage to your father 








date 



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

KjqL 



Number of ye^s of schooUng /\q — ^ 



Name 
Place o 



Res 
Numbe 



ber of years of school ing /^ 

ber of children /) '^ 

of birth (^(- 




Name 



Nunrtber of cnlld 



ren 



ud 



//u 



Mame 

Place of bi rth ""^ ~ 

Mumber of years of School ing 

Residence 

'Jumber of ch ! Idren ~~ 



ilame 

'lace of bi rth — — — — — 

lumber of years o^ school Ing 

lesidence 

lumber of cht Idren 



lame 

'lace of bi rth ~ ~ 

lumber of years of school Ing 

lesidence 

lumber of chi Idren 



lame 

' I ace of bl rth 

lumber of years oi school ing 

lesidence 

umber of ch I Idren ~ 



ame 

lace of birth 

umber of years of school fng 

esidence 

umber of chi Idren —— 



ame 

lace of bi rth 

umber of years of school ing 

esidence 

umber of chi Idrert ~ 



jp-nion K')T^,Yff A,'7 


— 


,^ 


; 7 Ap^ / / 


/ ^/vJV 


5tu U'eAjf 


CcX (\yc\ .V C 


bi rth 




Occupation 






? L ( on 






of bi rt 




■~rc- . 






" birth 


.-, -, i- 1 r.,. 






. cj .. , .^1 , 


Status 









Jil. ASSlliNMLNT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are wmingj 

1 lierctiy donate this family history, along v-/ith all literary and adnnni', trcit. ivf 
Mijlits, to the Rock Valley Col'ec-j Family History CollecLion, deposited m the 
l^ncl<ford Public Library, Re niinois 

Signed /2e^^J;_^_ 

Date _&c_r:^_^jfsC 



GENKALOGY CHART 



G-CR-A-tJi wJe-iU^/ I'iKjei 



bpRT u] \',(^es 



ried 

id 



Father 

B / X CcTobe /2. I 9 ^"7 
M / X Cctohe ^ J ^^^ 



C S C /4 fZ i / -^ c-' s 



Grandfather 



B ^ 5" /'ebe.'^-to'z.y 
M ^. 5 Sept" / ? cS^' 

D / o /V'c u . .1146 



/.^^^' 



ge^J-hri AtelpAJf 1//1/C-S 



Mother 



1 /^3V 



M /;i dXitc^fe e 'C / '?S a. 
D — 



I Great c^andfather 

B /V C'cr /^^^ 

D P /^ , o /e. To / 7J 7 



Great grandmother 
G a, /s^ /v; , . 'X i I 

B/( i'^lo(lU.<L KL^ /?i,S 

D /7d'J 



Grancirnotner 



c-cr 



i^ 



B 11^ S^pT- '^1 S 

rsn //7F : 



D 






Grandfather 

B o^o Al^y ^y?S' 

D . ' 



d/?6 - /^ Tc / ? J 7 



B ' ;' t d tAoufi-a K /O 

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PREFACE 

It was the original intent of this paper, as my surviving 
grandparents are at present to distant to alov/ easy comunication, 
to consintrate on the tales told by niy mothers uncle. 

Unfortunately it was imposible to make the trip to talk to 
him. 

This leaves a paper haistily put together by talks with my 
parents. 

There is a rumor I would like to discuss now, as it does 
not fit anywhere else. 

This rumor states that Jessie James is related ( a cousin 
of my Maternal Great Grandmother ) this rumor is unsuported. 



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PATERNAL GRANDFATHER 

Oscar VIilES 

Oscar Vines was born on the 25 of February 1893 in Carmi, 
White County, Illinois. He was one of twelve children, ten of 
whom grev/ to maturity. His brothers were Elmer, Charlie, Elbert, 
and Victor; not necessarily in that order, Victor was murdered in 
Chicago in the thirties. The sisters were Stella, Georgia, Ef f ie , 
Gertie, and Pearlie; again not necessarily in that order as my 
Father is not sure of this. 

' y paternal Great Grandfather was George VIMES. He was born 
14 October I860 in Carmi, White Ct., Illinois. His wife, my Great 
Grandmother, was Frances Elizabeth HAYES. She was born in Carmi, 
Illinois 11 February I865. ' y source did not know who they met, 
when or where they were married, or their life together at Carmi. 
They left Carmi, Illinois when my Grandfather, Oscar Vines, was 
eight or nine years old. They settled in Corning, Clay County, 
Alckansas. There they were farmers. 

l":y Grandfather as a young man worked cutting wood and in the 
sawmills. He was at one time a commercial fisherman and also 
gathered mussel shells for the button industry. He served over- 
seas in the army during the World War I. His family were hard 
workers but had a wonderful sense of humor. 

Oscar VINES met Essie LACAST LANDERS, my Grandmother at a 
box social. They were married 25 September 1925. 



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PATERNAL GRANDiv:OTHER 

Essie Mae LACOST 

""y Grandmother, Essie Mae LACOST, was born 11 liay 1904 in 
Corning, Clay County, Arkansas. She was an only child. 

Her Father, Ralph LACOST, was born in Vincennes, Knox Ct., 
Indiana on l6 September 1878. It is not known why or when he 
left Vincennes; whether it was v/ith his family or alone. Grand- 
mother's Fother was Pearlie TvIEEKS. She was born 20 October 1883 
in Corning, Clay County, Arkansas. Great Grandfather and his 
wife met and were married in Corning, Arkansas. He was a share 
cropper. He raised cotton, corn and hay. Grandmother v/as raised 
in the Church, that is, her family were firm believers in God and 
the Church. 

Grandmother married Roy Landers in 1918. Their first child 
was a boy, Lonnie Howard, born 19 April 1919. Their second, a girl 
Sylvia, was born 23 June 1921. Vr. Landers had been raised by a 
foster P.'iother, "Ma" Watson. When he died of appendicitis in 1923, 
Grandmother took the children and went to live with "Ma" Watson, 

Grandmother met and married Grandfather in 1^25. 



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Their Life Together 

Oscar VIImES married Essie r.'iae LACOST Landers 25 September 
1925. They established residence at St. Frances, Clay County, 
Arkansas. Vy Father, Gerald was their first child. He was born 
at home, delivered by his Father, on 12 October 1927. Grandpa 
also filled out the birth certificate on my Father. I.'y Aunts 
and Uncle were also born at home but not all of them were born at 
St. Frances. -y Aunts were [vary Frances born 22 April 1930 and 
Dorothy who died at age six months, bitth date and cause of death 
unknown. Uncle Ralph George was born 21 April I936. Ty Uncle 
Howard lived with Grandmother and Grandfather until he was six- 
teen. Aunt Sylvia also lived with them until she was I6, at 
which time she married Louis Walker, (they had three children 
before he passed away in 1958. She has since remarried). 

The Vines family also lived at Piggott, Corning, Pocahantas, 
Rector, and Paragould, Arkansas. He worked in the timber untii 
the CO. Camps were opened. He worked in C.C. Camps at Walcott, 
Pocahantas, and also on Petti jane r.ountain. Later he worked on 
WPA. He worked once as a caretaker on a private estate. During 
the Second World War he worked at a small arms factory in St. Louis, 

The Vines* were not n extremely wealthy family but t'ley v/ere 
happy. They raised a garden for their food, had chickens, and 
a cow or goat for their milk. They were very religious. 

Grandfather, Oscar Vines, died of bronchitis 10 November 19^5. 
Grandmother sold her home and moved to Paragould where she raised 
R. G. and Frankie. She lives now in Paragould with Aunt Frankie, 



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FATHER 
Gerald V/esley VINES 

Gerald Vines was iDorn in St. Frances, Clay County Arkansas 
on the 12th of October, 192?. He started school at Corning Arkansas, 
but he also attended school at Pocahantas and Rectot. 

He was accidentally poisoned at age 13 and was taken to a 
hospital at Memphis Tennessie, Later he attended school at 
Memphis, 

As a young man he worked as a cook at a Cafe in Paragould, 
Arkansas, still Clay County. He worked one summer as a hired hand 
on a wheat farm in Kansas, he also worked on farms in Arkansas. 

He came to Illinois in June of 1950 'here he went to work 
for Del To^te Canning Co. in Mendota, He worked there until 
September of 1950 when he cam to Rockford. He met his futur wife 
in 1951 through her sister Mary Lou they wre married, are you 
ready for this date?, on the 12th of October, 1952. 



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MATERNAL GRANDFATHER 

James Dennis Fields 

Grandfather Fields was born Vay 20, 1^9^ in Smithton, Pettis 
County, r.iissouri; the second son of James Dennis Fields and Mary 
Elizabeth iv,AX-VELL FIELDS. 

The first James Dennis Fields was a wandering man, a jack of all 
trades. He was born March 10, IP.63 in Pennsylvania to Abrahan 
and Sarah Fields. He had ridden for the mail service and had 
been a cigar maker when he met and married T-'^ary Elizabeth "axwell. 
They were married July 13.1P91 in Pennsylvania, They already had 
two children, John and Margaret (Maggie) when they :moved to Smith- 
ton, Missouri, From Smithton they moved to northern Iowa and then 
to Jo Davies County, Illinois; from there they went to Sandv/ich and 
to Big Rock, Illinois. Tliey had ten children: John, Kaggie, Jim, 
Calvin, Saul, Lily, Dolly, Joseph, Mary and M^irtha. Lily died in 
1906, at six months, from illness contacted on the journey to Big 
Rock} the family remained at Paw Paw until she passed away. Mary 
died as an infant in 1911. From Illinois the family moved to Lady- 
smith and Hawkins, Wisconsin. There they worked in the timber and 
as farmers. Great Grandfather Fields died on July 24, 1924. 

Mary Elizabeth MAXWELL FIELDS v/as born in Pennsylvania on 
May 27, 1873. She had one brother, John, :-[er Father f aught and 
was wounded in the Civil War. She and her brother were orphaned 
when young and she lived in an orphanage until she v/as I6, 

Grandfather worked in the woods hauling logs and also as a 
cook at the logging camp; he was also a farmer. 

As a young boy and man, his family h-^d a hari tim,e, but they 
were the closed as a family of all my ancestors. Everyone worked 
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they all had. At Christmas time they placed painted icon banks 
under the tree as part of the nativity scene. Another custoiTi was 
that when one child kad a birthday all the children received a 
gift. They were not only religious, they lived it. vVhen Maggee 
died in 19^0, leaving tv/o small children, Dolly and Hartha took 
the children and raised themj there was no qviestion of foster homes 
or orphanages. 

Grandfather, Great Uncles John -and Joe, and Great Aunt Kartha 
are the only ones left of this family. 



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r::AT.ERNAL GRANDf.^OTHER 

Norah Ellen SIVERLY FIELDS 

Norah Siverly was born on the JC) of August 1913 in Marshall, 
Clark County, Illinois, the eighth child of Daniel Douglas Siverly 
and Bertha Armentha Wiseman Siverly. 

Daniel Douglas Siverly, (rny Maternal Great-Grandfather) , was 
born in 1872 near P-^ris, Clark County, Illino's. He had two bro- 
thers, Jacob (by family tradition, there is a JacoJ) in each gener- 
ation), and Richard; and one sister, Rosie . His Grandfather and 
his wife came from Germany in 1837; on the ;iourney, at sea, his 
Father Jacob(my great-great Grandfather) was born and a son, 
John died, Daniel Siverly "s f'lOther was Elizabeth Fuller, born 
circa 1840; died in early 1900' s. 

Bertha Armentha Wiseman Siverly, (my Great-Grandmother) was 
also born in this area on Ilarch 12, 1882. Her Father was Jeffer- 
son Wisemap he was born in Kentucky; His Father was a trapper and 
hunter; His mother was a Cherokee Indian. Bertha's mother was 
Harriet Fennel. Jefferson Wiseman died in 1887, his wife in 1911. 

Daniel Siverly and Bertha Wisema.n were married October 13, 
1896. They had eleven children, two did not live to maturity. The 
other nine were Ann, Jacob, Jim, Polly, Dolly, Worah (I'y Grand- 
mother), Jess, Clark, Kary. Daniel died in January 1932; Bertha 
March 22, 1958. 

As a young girl Grandmother attended the Siverly School; so 
named because all the students were oiverlys. The family were 
farmers and all were expected to help around the farm. They raised 
their own food, made their own clothes, butter and saap. The^ 
cut firewood for income; also sold butter, e?;gs and milk. Great- 






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Grandmother helped cut firewood the day before her daughter, Dolly 
was born. She was a midwife and was often called upon to help her 
neighbors in time of illness. . She used home remedies and plants 
found in the woods; among things used on injuries v/as chewed tob- 
acco to prevent infection and fresh cow manure to dra out or to 
prevent gangrene. The family wash was done on a wash board; they 
did not have a machine until Jake was grown up and bought it for 
his mother. They did not have electricity or indoor plumbing. 
They traveled by foot, team and wagon or by horse and buggy. The 
children went barefoot for most of the year, as weather permitted. 
Great Grandfather bought his first car in 1919. He learned to 
drive it in the cornfield. 

Grandmother's family was never real well to do but they had 
good times to go with the hardships. The Church offered many 
social events. There was horse racing, picnics, box suppers, and 
dances for entertain'nent . They had husking bees, quilting bees, 
house raisings and house warmings; and every Sunday the friends 
and neighbors from miles aroun gathered at Great Grandfathers for 
Sunday dinner; Great Grandmothers cooking even exceeded her 
nursing. Great Grandfather was a maker of fiddles; all of his 
sons had one and could play very well, which they did at the sq- 
uare dances on Saturday nites while he did the "calling". 

Grandmothers parents were very strick; and severly r^unished 
wrong doings. Older relatives and friends also disciplined when 
it was needed. There was nearly always an older relative or a 
traveler "staying awhile to get on their feet". Through every- 
thing they were a close family; they had each other and always 
enough to help someone else when they needed it. 









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Their Life Together 

Grandmother Norah Siverly Fields moved to Dixon, Lee County, 
Illinois, with her parents and brother Clark and sister "ary, in 
1927. They lived on a farm and her mother worked in a cafe. 
Later they moved to Jqnesville, ^ock County, 'Wisconsin. Her dad 
died in 1932 and later in the year she met my Grandfather, who 
had recently com.e to Janesville from Hawkins, Wisconsin. 

They were married September 3, 1932 in Rockford, Winnelpago 
County, Illinois. On the way home they were involved in an auto 
bike accident and they hed to buy a new bike for the boy they hit. 

Grandfather got a job working at the World Fair in Chigago 
and they lived there for a time. Later Grandfather worked for 
WPA and Grandmother took in washings. Grandfather also worked at 
Chevrel*t in Janesville and on a farm, before they brought their 
four children to Rockford, Illinois in November of 19^2. They 
both worked in various factories in Rockford du->"ing the war; Grand 
mother was the first woman employee of Camcar. In 19^5 they 
moved to a farm near Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois. They returned 
to Rockford in 19^7. He worSed at Clobe-Imperial and at Barber- 
Colman until his retirement. She worked at the Giibe and also as 
a waitress until 195^ when the deathe of a s-'n, Richard, in an 
auto acciderlt made her determined to stay home with her children. 

They moved to Shannon, Illinois in 1^63 t they returned to 
Rockford in 1970 because it was too hard to =ret a doctor 'n Shannon. 
They moved to Evansville, Wisconsin in 1Q71 and it was there that 
Uncle Vernon graduated from high school. In 1^73 they moved to 
Janesville, Wisconsin where Grandmother, after •' two year battle 
with cancer died on Lay 27. 197^. 



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Their Life Together 

Shortly after Grandmothers death. Grandfather went to his 
sisters in San FEaneisco, California. She lost her husband two 
weeks after Grandmother's passing. They are helping e-ch other 
in their time of grief. 

Grandfather has many memories; in their forty two years toge 
ether, they lived many places and worked at many jobs; and while 
they were doing it; they raised nine children: r."y r. other Bertha, 
Mary lou, Richard (who died two weeks before his sixteenth birth- 
day, in an auto accident), Theodore, Kenneth, George(who the whole 
family has agreed to disown; I only mention him to keep the record 
straight), Nancy, David, and Vernon. They also survived many 
tragidies, the worst being the death of three children of their 
daughter P^iary lou, in a fire in Tallahassee, Florida in 195? . 



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IK0Ti4ER 

Bertha Arlene FIELDS VINES 

[Mother was born April 25, 193^ in Jane svi lie, Kock County, 
Wisconsin; the oldest of nine children. To follow were Kary Lou, 

Richark, Theodore, Kenneth, G. , Nancy, David, and Vern. "Uncle" 

Vern is less than two years older than myself. 

She started school at Footville, V/isconsin. In 1942 the 
family moved to Rockf ord , Illinois. From 19^5 until 194? they 
lived on a farm near Oregon, Illinois. They returned to Rockf ord 
in 19^7. She graduated from East High School in Rockf ord in 1952. 

During the summer of 1950* T'iother was a waitress. She worked 
as a floor girl at the old Bishops Cafeteria in 1951. 

She met my Father in 1951 and they were married in Rockf ord, 
Illinois on October 12, 1952. She h-^s never been employed outside 
of her home since her m.arriage. 

••'other loves to garden and puts in a lariTe one each year. 
We also love animals. 



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PARENTS LIFE TOGETHER 

My parents were married on the 12th of October, 1952. During 
the first seven months they lived in Chicago, while my father 
worked at Western Electric, for two weeks. 

Except for those two weeks they lived in Rockford. The rest 
of the year he worked at Sundstrands and V^ood L Brooks, he started 
at Greenlees in May of 1953 and has worked there since, 

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Robert Vesly VINES 

Robert Vines was born of Gerald Vines and Bertha A. Vines on 
the 19th of November 1955, the first of two children. 

A High ichool graduate, he is presently studying Pre ned and 
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Your aeme; Virgiaia Clare -Valden 
Date of foriTi; rj'ovemoer .20, 197^ 

Your colltre; Rock valley Colie^e 
nocr.ford, Illinois 

Check the earliest lite for wLich you have oeea o'ole to boy thin:',& 
sb.jut your fcrnlly ia your paper; 

X Before 1750 1750-1600 lcOj-1050 

1350 -1>00 1900 or later 

Check ell regions of the U.S. in which membere of your fa'rily ivhom 
you hfave discusee.t in your paper h^^ve lived; 

X ''iddle Atlantic (tl.Y., Fena. , N.J,, vs.) 

X Vest Soutii Ceatril (f-r'^ . N.M. , Tex., Ok.) 

X '-jyt North Central (^ich,, Ohio, Ind, 111., vVis.) 
Check c,ll occup.:-.tionsl cste^rories in 'vhich .rie-noerfc of your family 
*ho.':. you hiVf di&jufcsei in thie ^c r^er have fjuad tl.e.-iifc-elves; 

X !-"rof eesioAs y l-'anuf ac turiai/- x Iiiduttrial Lc-oor 

•■: i'h ji^keeping or small ousixiess x Far-oing 

Jheck allrelit^ Lon£ to which mcTberc of your fa':';ily .vho.n you have 
diECUbsed in thie papfr t.&ye jeionjjpd; 
X dfc p t i 1 1 X G 1 1, e r Protect- nt 

Vhat eth.iic -ml social ^tjujb .---re 'iitcuestd in your paper? 

X :-vritish x ;.'> tive Americs-nt. o#er tcvtril t-_,o»iera tiont 

X 'Jther (£wfcdi6lO 
Vht.t soar;pt. did you uee ia com iiinj • -)ur fa -ily hittory? 

X Intervie<v£ with other family mernbcrt x vit&L Recoros 

X riotogra,i;s x i-'amily Bioiet x Family Genea I :).riefc 



FAHI LY DATA 
A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Henry Howard Valdea Current Residence Deceased 

I f dead, date of death ^z <Jfe.muary i'j5o~ 

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Place of bl rth RocKford. Illinois Dete of Birth 3 March ld9o 

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



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OP RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Shopkeeper Dates 19191915 1 st TTockrord Illinois Dates 

2nd P „r-.h..sin.. l^^-S;t^°'" Dates ^9;-p-19ia 2nd -_ Dates_ 

3rd ^rmy ( .arter i'ifcster Sfc ^feetes l:;lc-19^1 3rd Dates 

^th chookeeper Dates 1^2^- i4th Dates_ 

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Political parties, cIvM or social clubs, fraternities, etc. noae 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother ^ ^ ^ i, <^3te ,, ^^ ■, .-,. 

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 Mabel Ol£_on Current Residence 507 Dawdon kMt. RocKford 

If dead, date of death — ——————————— 

Place of birth Pockford Tiiiaois Date of bi rth 11 Jen I901 

Education (number of years): 

grade school ^ ^ high school x 3 vocational x 1 college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
l»t Glerkinjg.Msnufacturia^" Dates i919-l-j£l Ist Rockford Illinois Dates 

2nd " , " Dates 195o-l:^ifo 2nd " Dates 



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t Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. '-'ariouts Jhurch .■ctlvities 

Bi°: Cisters YW C-'. Sunday .'.chool Teaciier 

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^ote. If your mother was raised by a IHp r ill l ie r Ul l ll Ul lier r i l ^L l VB Ms^ e iSt" 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

irandmother (your mother's side) 

iame M. ole Fm»°r^on ir^^n ^Current Residence Dur^^nd iliiaoi£ 

If dead, date of death ■ 



Mace of birth^ ^re,^.. lainpig ^Date of birth Se.,ter.oer 2 , 1^05 

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ote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or anotker r.U«-fw. /»» ... -nn 

;,.»« lliai data on tne oacK of this page (D-2) '" " 

Mi^oel Gre^-n remarried in 190.3 to Viliism -fierce ivho wat a Democratic 
Ptote Le-isloter froTi 19SP-19,4 ia Rockford. Pierce Lbke is nsmed 
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Name r>ary 'V8lr)en 

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Number of years ot school Ihg 1^ Occupatloh — ^ ~ 

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Number of chl Idren -' ' ' 



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P i ace of bf rth ""~" 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth '"" 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth "— " 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place oV bl rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name^ 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chl Idr«n 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res I den ce 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of "chl Idren 



Name^ 

Plac e of birth 

Number of years of »chooHftg 
residence "- 

Number ol 



Marital Statui 



date 
Occupation 



"date 



Occupation 
narital Status 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupation 



7a te 
7ccupa 1 1 On 



Marital Status 



date 



I . _ Occupation 
narital Status 



'dat e 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



I . . . Occupation 
Marital Status 



dace 



Occupaf[rtn 

."antai Status 



(llll.LiKtN ol ', and (or (-1, D-l)-your mothrr's runie should opptvir lielt^w 

.l.ili- July 10, 192S 



Flora Jesn Green FuLiej^ 
uTTTTT ill 



N.ini 

''li''' "I I'irili PocKfori, illinoi 

fl'imli't 'il />-.ir% of sc liool iru| 15 



,1 -hlM 



Airan-i. Illiinoie 
I hiren 5 



Occupation n-"'Ufce.vife 

Marital Status married 



" " '" Jul i e ^^n a Green 'faldea Ulrich 
I' 1 .11 '• 'Til) I I In Pock for d, Illin^ifc 
Nijinl, 



)l y.ii '. of school Ing 

Kes i ilfiK.e Durand, Illinois 
Niiinbt-r f)f c.h i 1 dren ■^ 



September 2n, 193^ 



11 



Marital Status 



date 
T)iccupatlOn p-imemsker 



N'T'k: rv'^-Y J^s^g jreen Fat':cck.s 

P Idce of birtn Pockford, Illinois 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dencc Durfcnd, Illinois 

Number of chi 1 dren u. 



19^2 



15 



date ti\f7U6t 1 
Uccupat I on IReg-istere 1 Nurse 



Marital Status i'arried 



N.irrw Jame£- Emerson Ireei 

P i .!(,<• of birtb Rockford,' Illinois 



i^up-uBt 15- 19>-^ 



date 
Occupation 



NuiiibcM of yenrb of schooling l+ 

Riv, i deiire Qg,. tro vallev, ^aliforuia Marital Status merried 

Number of ch i 1 dren 2 



Jot rtroller 



^'i">*' l . fcurs Jane jreen itlter 

P I .><..(• of M rth Hockfori, Iliiaois 



Numb*; I of ye^irs of schooling 12 

Kesi Hence New Milford, Illinois 



Numtx-r of ch i Idrcn 



N.HMC 



P I occ of bi rth "~ 

Number of years of schooling 
Rcb i dence 



Number of ch i Tdren 

Name 

P I ace of b I rth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 



Number of ch i Idren 



date August 27, 195p 
TFccupatlOn houseA^ife legal t 



Marital Status married 



_^^^ date__ 
Occupattoh 



Marital Status 



_ date 

"Occupation 
Marital Status 



Name 

P I ace of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i I dren 



9. Name 

P lace of b i rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



^__ date 

"Cccupat ion 



Marital Status 



date 



_^__^^^ Occupation 
Marital Status 



date__ 
Occupation 
Marital Status 



Your Father 



Name Henry Filer Valden 

If dead, date of death o May 197?" 



Current Residence decesised 



Place of birth -ocKford, Illinoi 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 8 



Date of birth 21 Jt-nuarv 1)23 



high school 



vocational 



col lege 2 



Occupation(s) 

1st ./cconnta.'it 

2nd 

3rd 



_Dates_i^^ 



'tth 

Re 1 1 g i on 



_Dates_ 
_Dates_ 
Dates 



Ist^ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
'♦th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Rockfox-d, Il-inois Dates 



_oates 
Dates 



Dates 



rrotettaat 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Jaycee's, Demolay, bigms Jhi 

Fr&teraitv-Beloit College. Junior Chamne r of Comrpere'e V " ■ ■ ^ ■ 

Place of marriage to your mother ' -ockfor r.'TlTil Tdis ' ' < fate 19 Feoruary 19^9 

MOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or af ativa give that data on the back 

of this page. (E-2) 



Your Mother 



Mame Julie ^.aa Green Valden Ulriob 

If dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



Durand Illinois 



Place of birth Hockford. Illiaois 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 3 high school 



ite of birth 2d, £epbemjer 1^;0 
vocational col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

' s t Clerical Vori-. 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 19^7-1931 1st Rockford, Illinois Dates -19d^ 



^nd ;-£6fmblY Vork 
3rd 



Dates l9>:l-19oo 2nd 



Dates 



3rd 



St. Louis, Missouri Dates 19o9-1972 
Durand Illinois Dates 1972- 



'^e 1 ' 9 1 on -rote&tant 

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



^lace of marriage to your fathfer ' 'Rockford, UTirloie d ate T^'F eoruary 19^9 

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

My riiDther and father -ere divorced in 19o2. Ky mother remarried in 1965 

to Paul B. Illrich a 5ales.na 1 for Jilco InJustriet, who later jeca j.e Fxaat 

manager of the St. Louis Llco Industriei= riant. Thev had one child, Dtvid 

Paul Ulrich in lyoo. Paul Ulrich ilea on Septe-i.ber 12. 1972 xa £t. I.ouis. 



E-l Stepfathei 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

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



Occupatlon{s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3 rd Dates 

^th Dates A th D ates 

Re 1 1 g I on ■ 

Pol 1 1 ical* partTei', dNII df Sflfil'Sl clubs, fraternities, etc, 



Place of marriage to your mother D at« 

F-2 Stepmother 



Name 








If dead, date of death 

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


_ vocational 
1st 




Date of bl rth 
col lege 


Occupat ion(s) 

1st Dates 




PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 


2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 
Re 1 i g I on 


2nd 
3rd 
sorori ties , 


etc. 


Dates 
Dates 


Political party, 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 

Name Jcme& Heary .Valden 

Place of birth Rockford " TaTe of birth Mi v ^0 , 1952 

Number of years of schooling l^ Occupat lor T . fccr.i.i^t ~ 

Residence RocKtori, Illinois Marital Status iiaflt"""" 

Number of ch i Idren g ■ 



Name virginia :iare Vfeldea 

Place of birth Rockford, Illiaois Date of birth i^y ^ 1^5^ 

Number of years Of schoo I I ng i^^ Occupation ^ tu'Lar, . ' .T r, -1-r. i 

Residence ^urfcfii, Illinois Marital Status £ingl^ ^^^-^" 

Number of ch i I dren — ~— ^ 



Name ^oniel Chc>rleb Valiea 

Place of birth Rockford D ate of birth Kay 19. 1950 

Number of years of Schooling n. Occupation \ta\eut ~ 

'^•^ ' ^^^^^ _ 'iuv^nd. Tllinois . Marital Status Single 

Number of children 



Name Javid ~aul Ulrich 

Place of birth Rockford Date of birth Morch 5, 19b-: 

Number of years of schoo] Ing ^^ OccupatTSn - 

Residence purand. Tllinjjs Marital Status iefi.iacxy ^in.,le! 

Number of children 0' 

Name 

Place of bi rth Date of birth 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

^^^ ' dence Marital Status ^ 

Number of chi 1 dren ~~" 



Name 

Place of birth -" p^te of birth 

Number of years of school Ing Occupation 

"^e^ ' '^e"t:e Marital Status " 

Number of ch I Idren —————— _ 



'<ame 

Mace of birth Date of birth 

dumber of years of school Ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Stat~ 

'Jumber of chi Idren ~~'' ' 

^ame 

Mace of birth _ "Pa^e of birth 

»iumber of years of schooling Occupation 

^«^ ' dence Mar I talTTatus 

*Jumber of chi Idren 



111. AsSir.NMtNT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family aro willincj) 

1 hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and adnnnisf r<iLivr' 
vujhls, to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in tiic 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

Signed^/ ^. i.ic^i^, (i d cc^^ \ 6^^ C<:L^-!^--^ 
Date _J\/mtl2^A±.'^^/0j.J.9.J^-^ 



GENEALOGY CHART 



irgin 



ia Glare Valden 



'1 4 Ms.y 

ried 

id— 



1955 



TJ#>nrv FiliT V^ldf.n. 



Father 

B 22 January 192 5 

M 19 Feoruary 19^+9 
D b May 1972 



Julie ran Green 



Mother 

B 2+ Setitemoer 1;*3^^ 
M 1^ Feorutry l?'+^;» 
D -__ 



I'ielE yjalaen 
1 Great qrandfather 



Heary ^ow&rd Valdea 



Grandfather 

B 5 I'hrch lc9b 
M 11 AuguBt 1921 
D 2.Z January l':^3o 



1o9p 

10 i-eyteraoer 19>0 



Kaole Olfcoa 
Grandmotner 



B 11 January 1^01 
D 



Leroy Greeii 



Grandfather 

B b M< y lbo5 



K&ole Emerton 



Grandmother 
D 



Virginia Filer 
Great grandmother 

n 23 August lo79 
D 21 Kay l?o9 

Nelb Oi&on 

521 October lOD-f 
M ? 
014 Feoruary 1:^05 

ham. FeterL.on 

B 1 Ob 
D 1^3^ 
Jsmet M. Green 



D 



■^ i'locb Jet.iette ^attfieLd 



B 10 I-.ay I05I 
D 



FranK G. LmerbOii 



B 2o Juiv lco+ 

M 19 reoruiry lo'^o 

D 4 >.pril 19^ + 



.icOie Davis 

B 7 .<oveat)er io72 
D 1+ January l-j^7 



15- 



Methe/v 
0. 9 f.iay L65O 
d. 1705 
m. Df'oorhh 



£aniu?l 



.Tc.h 



^athew Cfemfield 

3. ? 

1. June 1373 
r.. £arc-,h Trec^t 
ocfpre lb'4 3 



Msry 



Fbenezer 



flfcnnah 



Rachel 



Jonathan 



^ 



Ruth 



r 



John 
b. 1677 
d. 3 /.Uf, 17 'fl 



L 



J ohn 
b. 19 April 1722 
d. ■( .-■sy 177P 
n. Ruth vVii Liftims 

Elixaoe th 
V.ii thew 
Rutn 
H«nn&h 






V;-i,::"j.M 






V^Gi 






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John '^Ismpfield 



b. 9 July 1755 
d. Z'^ Sept. 1845 

(T:,Z. Affa '^ory 
12 i^pril 185'+ 



^. 



William 

0. 19 Feb. 17o5 
d. 16 March I8I3 
m. ■C'liza Ogdcn 
7 Oct IttO') 

Harriet 

Susannah 

Catharine 

Mary 

Phebe 

Hannah 

Ashoel 

Calvin 

Matilda 

Lucinda 

David 

Jonathan 

Henrietta 

George 
/Alexander 

fimily 



//iliiam Ot:,den . 
b. 23 June IcilJ 
d. 31 Jsn lb5b 
m. Henrietta S nford 

Anna Catherine 



EJ iza ugdea 

Laura i^anford 
tVilliara Bradford 
George Kneelon 
*Flora Janette 



\ 



Ella Ann 



•Flora Ji.ne te Cimpfield i& my 
Grandfather ' ^Leroy Green) 
mother. See page l^" 



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LEROY GRLFN 



My gr&ndffcti-ier , Lero^/ Gr«e;i Wc.fc oora Hsy o, 1' :2 in Cherry \/alley 



Illino.i£. Fe liv»d the e?^^rly oari; or' Lie life on t f ;, ttj ia 3herrv 



Volley vvKere the iundetrtnd ^.vijtion ^ient ib now lochte'6. Pe 



did not enioy ffcrn-ing but love-i to read end Vunt. After gradueting 



fro (I high school he etten ed the rriivertity of ''itoongin >:cho3l of 



la-.v. /fter obtaining his defret- he tet up law prcCti:e in RocKfoid. 



(190-+-; }22) Fe ra-de his first aid for tie le.ifcitture iu 1^22 i nd 



won. Kf- 'vould ko ou t .) servt until 19^1. Fe inarried w.y g,raud'':othtr 



ifter taking her familv for rides throup-f. :he coi.ntry on Sunat 



sfternoonfc in his Dodge. Their fo'iiliet -.vere next door neihoori 



they were rnirried in l-2fc. Fiv gr^ndiv-other -vab 25 fend my j^randf t ther 



was H-b ye&rt old. Vy grtndf c- ch er died in 19^1. r-rior to thi:- ie 



wt s bein.p; considered for nomination to run for Gov^nor of Illi.ioiE, 



We w^s £• irieri;ber of the ^e^'ublict.-i I'rty, FlJ't Club, I-c-trO-iic lodge, 



jnd the John Eric.-son i:lub. Fe fi:thered five crildren, Jetn, Julie 



Joane , .j im , fe n d di ne . 



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K^BLE n^[rRyo:i G^yr: fi^'-^c^ 



Ky gr£ndmot.h<=r , Mi ble EiT:«r£on Green i'ierce ?/l & Dorn J-epte:ftber -ICj, i9U^> 



in Rockford. She NP-igYed onlv 2 ..ounds &r, airth, tt & chil her oae 



fcnd only love Nhb reidjng oooi r, of literature e:Lj,:eciell/ poetry 



After grcduetinp- f r on hit,i schooi fne 'A.-or^.e-d ?t Guaitt Founiried 



a Cost Accountant. y^ftei' marry lap; Lerov Green in 192: she ri. ite 



5 chiLdrea. In ig'fb , sfter th" detth of y.er husbe..d in ly+l, the 



rtn f jr s ee&t in the fttte ^'oute of -senre £e.»t£tives s.nd ./on. Li.e 



'.sient on to sei've until 19^2 , wi lie r'eepiu; her ioo tt t cast eccounts- 'it . 



Her family did not suffer feh this tirre snd they ivrre very olote knit, 



In 1960 -y gr&ndmothcr remarried Mllic-.r Ptirce vi: w&f- her Deir^ocrat 



counterpart in Springfiel rl fro'i. i9?-'?-19''^« f^e patsed ;: v^. in l;-i. 



Kv crandrr;Other ivet In ivur^Wid, Illinois no.v i-na btill enjoyt- recdi 



>he Lpends hoiid&ys .vith her dsur; ter& Joant, i.nd Julie 



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ienr }ow£:rd .^'&l'iea •ibc born r-^srcn 5) i-^y^, in Kockforii, lilin: 



He bed a t vin brother ui-pie ;i rTcroid ;->enj;- min /alien. f'e snd 1 



t.-.iu DTJti e.r .vere btriin^ ti-ortt. entl.utlst.tt. In i i-.J f-chojl 



they oDth pwrticipf tei.i in b;&ebr'll ^ nd b. t-i.etbcil i.nd outfaiae of 



rchool the> loved to fa '/in &nd Co-noe. ft. i, bjy l.e f/orked with hib 



fstJer &t }• i& father'e co.if e c tion^rv btoi'e loccted oa 7tr st. 



After grbdufetinj.. frof^ hif.h school he ;ent to work «. t i"!- tions 



Lock at. a purcrc-ting c-tcnt until enlittint' in the Arny in 191^ 



He ws.b &t; tioned in virKinift fend Floridr 



lurrter .:?. .iter 



'-er£,ci>nt. / f tt-r being, difcchi-r^.e.d he ctn-.e br..ck to Rw'jkfjra o<ad 



riin .orked ■•■.ith r.ie f: ther tt t} e i t >rf: . T'e -.--.et niv fTca-.i.r.otr.er 



when bhe uted to c -j'ne in for lunches ^t the j- ire. the\ dotfed 



for » thort iv iic and •'/f r< m. rritd /ugutt 11, \'.,cL\. Hie partute 



re::,odeled th«ir I oi.ne into a two f. ,:.ilv fcoart-fnt tni ny gr^ndi-i-rentt 



ovf:d in .'ith tic;r. It wc-.; dai inf-, t> i& ti'iie thr.t i-iy f&ther 'vyt 



born. The "onl't c tion; ry Ttore wet bold c-nd they boufit a grocery 



ttore ./n Touth ^th ft. y.y f-rr nd^:areat^ iurcibbti £< ho ';« next door 



to the Et;>re. (192.;) V'^i £rfcnd:i.ottier bt Cfc.'i*' ill ia i;2v. tnd e.-tertd 



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The Tuber3ul.)eiE i.ani t^jrium. la LSy.'J, av erinilfo. t;.e r tico oecfci.e 



ill &ad /tffct- &lEos*nt to the i'snitt-riurr. . -^fter they were uoth 



iii^.-.i.c.rtei they tjok t lon£ trif tj "alif .■:)rr.ii to ^:■f■e my grend- 



mother's: mother .vho had taken ill. ;" f ter retiming t :■ Rockfoid 



Greiidfi. Cher Vjiden bghiu to yt ill &ad ua-ier-vefit Lunj;- Fur^ery it 



Flines Veter*i(i HofcyitfaL in Chic^t'^- ^'^ died on my ffctl^er't Ibth 



birthday, JfaSiuarj :dd , IJyo. Juring thit tiue wj i^r&aJnother .rid 



fyti er went to live with rry grandfs tt er ' e psrentt at t.heir home 



Oil D«.'.veon avenue. My father .vi,^ raifced r„ t thib houbc and i.y gri..a •- 



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Moole olson wtt bora Jica-ifiy ii, I9OI x^. Roch^ilr. Jii-iaoit.. 



^er ic'ther died when t.he •.,;:,£ 5 vfiai't old( 1;j0^i) . F«r o].d>r 



i'ophie w^t Dorn JulvL, J-6'^»3. "t. a .yjua£, tiirl ..he rfci-e.ibt. rt gjia^; to 



;ou:iti"y t,c!.ooi c.a-1 ylbjlui^ -.vitl. doilt, tht.i; t-he i-.a^d h;;iidmsde. f.he 



iu/tj liviui; ju tj ii;riri . t'\.*ir her i.:othcr Ji,- o I'er'yn-icd. fhe It- r 



moved to Jioc: ford t'li-l /rrf d'.i.s 1:*- J from Vhite Cr&dp ichoo"! tond attrrided 



Ceiitri.1 i-it^'.i fcriooL. .' fter Fi>--h Ji^hool s/.e '.vorked it "ifcny >/j riout. 



jobfa until tlie met'I^^f iirv V&ldfjn ond tht»y wc^rp 'isrri.f-d la \3?.l. 



/fter "enry '-'i-lden died sic trg-c'ia took u^. ivor, for a hardju^ca 



[nanufac t ;ri,a,.'; " .j'np&av. Todi-i'- she- Ij'/cb in the si.-"(' houte O-. wfc.vton 



rvea-ji? chit she h^t iivtd ia ;iinjf; 1:^3'. iJ'-' e eajoyt re', jaout 



fcclivitift, bfc. i.ig c-iid iii-s \' e-f yr) . The epciidi. Loiidu/c; ^ilh her 



•; firaadbchildrea. 



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JULIF ANN GRFFis' 'J"-.RlL;r 



My ffioti.er Juiie ^-Teen wte born iep.e'i.otr c6 , 1:^^0 at tne ft-mily 



home in Roci f ord. Lhe enjoyed playing bteeball be i- youiif- ^irl, 



After her ic.tr.er die i in 19'+1, her and her sisters did ;.li Lh 



chores iirouud the houte ( cookiag , clecaiag, wfotiViii^ , etc) jvhil* 



her mother t.tteaie.i t-esfciont, of the rti.te Houte of Pei:rt t entt. t ive; 



in Spriiiffield. f'he ttteaded J.-^ckbon Gr&df i. chool, Linco'n Jr. 



High School, i<nd /ttended r&&t High ; chooi where £.he -vae 



member of the Acacftiia Choir. i-£ier ; chooi t,he vent to worr. c-t 



Greealee'fc. Thie is -here my .Tother inet r^y f,:ther, Tenry ^i^laen. 



They .vere xfarricd "ebru&ry Iv, 19^9 if* * sii!iple cc-rc:-iony. They 



h&u thi-ee chilarf.a, J;rf;et J'eary , '■■■irj inic- Clire, i.nd Dfeniei. Chiracs. 



,Wy pf rents were divorced in 19o2 i^ad fry mother .vent be c- to .vork it 



Bresrly Co. £he .ret ^y i-tefiftther fnd rtrrfc-rri td in l;'b5. They h&d 



my hc.l f-brother Bsvid Pfeul Ulrich iu 1965. Todfav '!;y ,.:othei- Liv« s 



in i, comfortioli home ia jJurtad, Illinois Arherc si e eaj)y.. clji.e 



fa ily tie;, with her sistrr, Jo&ne- , *nd 1 er , other. I-'oliJi-vs tre 
spent .vitt. !■ y ste ^-fati er ' s £>irr.itt, The I'lrici.s. s-nd -'^I'c udi'-.othtr 
'■'£.Idea, c-nd my .r.other's side of tr.e ftiiily. 



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rrom thf-rf in Mc.y 27, 19'37. >ft(r returniu-: to Foc.-fTrd i.e &r,te.ij(-d 



Lincoln Junior hi^h Ecl.ool, srid then on ti last J'f^nior -'igh, wher* 



he '.vtt an '•'"jr^ Ciiptiin. After grciduttiaf fro-T T ttt Pigh in l'j*l 



he stteadpd Beliit rolips.-e for t.</o yc-rso ^'e weat to vork for 



Greeii let's after col";.e-".'. Thit i .v vh-rc he met niy niot}.fr. / f t.cr 



t'i- ey were dlvorcd i\y father re.rp.^-i ried ''P'loreac:- C'.rfiaj/cit Engeiorf ttoa) 



I-ie died at home aa Kay d, 1472. 



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I Vol born ■:&.>■ V, 13_SS ia ^ojkford, Illiaoit, the dc arr ter jf i'.eur^' 
4<nd Julie 7;:,L.len. I livt i tf:e fir£.t &evf;a year.-, -■i > Jiff.- & t, the 
family home ;t 2114 :. 5;th ^t. until -.y pt-rentf: vere divjrcfi-i. 
L'urin/i thit tirr;e I e.iTj^ed c- comfortc.ole. , ->j(.ll-diLC ioJ iaea cl lld- 
hool and e.ijoyed pluyin^ '.vitL dolit aaJ gornet, .vith aei£loorhjod 
children. After ti.e div irce ive n-ovf ' to c &iicll sy&rtof-rit £it 
2027 £. 5th .'"t. Tl.ib i.-. nhf-rc - •■' other iif t m^ t tc ;^i.";,- tJ er. ^'e wsfc 
o-.viier jf the y;. fjrtriient ouildinr. 1 enjoyed the s..«rte:it lift- cc 
1 . till hod the fca'::e frif-nis sad attended the Eb-e school. The 
/■djustment vwti eafcilj mode. Vliea my rriothc-r renarritd -.ve -..oveu to 
a Deeutifjl houte on "-iorrinLt n Pl&cc- vhere I c. tte.'i if.d 31oo.-. i jhool 
for bth 'riide. ;■ y tchooi t,x;-dei. were \/t ry pjoi «■■. T c'ito Crccivtd 
iijove feve-ri- t grL-Jeb wJ.ile citteu.linK J,iacoIri j-juior Iligi'. "y iove 
#;&£ .^:;- Lhei'if. ticfcj . jfte: ottea-int; -^-i teu'et.lvr ol iiiaut gri.<de it 
Guilford hi;;?: ."jchool, '.-.y tt-e^f&ther w&t pi'omotna ti plant .,.c.iic^,er 
of Lhe i. t , oi'i6 I. CO T:i'.i'-Ltr iei. riaat, to .ve .ovea to .' L . O'^^it. 
■v'e h; d e loveiy horar in rt. ;.ouifc Co^ nt;.- an-i I {;,ri. du;; te ,1 wLtn hi(=-^; 
himorfc from Pfrk-iv&y '^ett Senior ?'ijh ; chool ia January of lyi'^- 
Ourin;: tJ-.it; tiii.e my ffctlsr petted £ way in Mfy of ly?2 an.; my L.tty- 
father died o£ a heart sttack in our hom(? in ^t. iouii. in Tept. of 
tht t i.'«me year. y moi.hf-r ir.ov* I our fariily oa o>' to Pocl-.ford in 
Jarn.ary 1973. I Vorkt i in a PlarT.acy full tiine until T oegan tihoal 
et Hock Valley ia the 'S'all jf 1 /'. T now work, bt a unit cit-ri-' at 
i^ockford MerTiorial Hotp ital in ^edictric; -vorkinf.: ^f'-JO )>ourc ;. .-.tc-... 
I alfoo attend RockVeiley f l.! I time fly hours) c.nd would lil-e to 
transfer to Unive-rait\' of lllinoie :::chool of "hirtuacy in tf.e f; .1. 



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•Jew Havc'i Coionv around IbJO. The firtt tc-tliert at Ne-v Hc-ve;! 



bound the.iseiveb and elL pert kic who -A'ibh.eii to ,';oin the coloa.' to 



.11 sgreeneat kay* ati ''The 0»th of Fidelity". Frun the tj.vii recordt 



of Ne* Pavea Mathe-v Ciinflfld wae kao.vn to have D^ea on jnan"/ ii-nr.or ti-nt 



;0!TiiT:itteet , settting dif f erenOLt of estfttft, t&.-cefc, etc. At & c /urt 



heli it Nev Eleven Februs. r.y 1, l'"2, M^-the-v C&.'.nfield cmvfj'td his 



houfc^e , h i/ne lot and real eitote to Rootern Thoini^boa. I'hif Wc 



proDcbiy ^bout th- titie ^e lefr. the Ne v Kcivea "oioa;. , and >vent to 



Norw&ik, oeceuse at a General Court held May 10, lob^i "."-aiauel 



Vi;itehe&d wyt chot-en Townt -.c a in thd room (/o£:::;ence) of i-^ the 



Cc-mfield." He lived ia Norv;-lr> for fourteen yei^ra duria^.' .vi.ich ;. er;od 



he Wc i a Tii^n of rx^-t prorrinence in th; t town sad In tl:e Colony of 



Connecticut. Fis ntme to.ie&rt sav tl-neb in vol. 1 of t e rowi. 



Proceed Lngfc , vi.ich ore rirefcerve d ; t ei-rly as "-'r-y 9, 1- .^« I" 



April loi> ■ the . ro.erty of ''MMth C^ini-ihtild" wac Volued at fc 2.tij i'Jt 
■j»hich »;-& ne; rly equal to the richest cit-te in the tO'.n of Nor.v;,lK. 



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continuously fro^'i 1d5'+ untill 16dd durluc vl.ich oerLDdl the Court aifcii.-:ied 



many importi-at duties to rlTi. In ebch of the yebrti 165'+--'-^,-;;>o i.nd 57 



he f/Bb appointed Absiet nt '^'5gi£;tr& te . On Kerch y, l65ii-59 iie w&fc 



made o coilejcor of CuttoT.t Ofi all ,^inei «nd ii \uort. landed st tne 



oort of Norwalk. In l6b4 ht '.vd& ttlected for e. r-etitioner to Cr;.rieL II 



for the chirrter of ."; jnnec t Lcut . '-ieias' ■.ii&a ticf ied with the u.ion of 



the Ne.v H&verx sad Coa.iecticut coioniefi, f-'fethe/. Camfieia -vith aooui 



?oarty Jther men ivith trieir fsrralieo formed the firtt coio.iy tJ.i-t i.oved 



fro"i vConnecticut to the tite ^f the -ity of 'Je.vark, P^.J. in l'..-uG, 



Pere he rr.a Intctiae d che rc-fij^^ect ani ettfecn of i it bctociktet. , ociag 



coast&at'y chorea to fill jOsitionE of i-fe&p:5niibilit y and honori. 



Kis ifc Oiie of the f e .v asaict found ia the early i.ictory of i'Je.,^i'i 



*hlch it honored .vitJ-. the title of ''Mr.i^f. hit, home lot iai Ne.vsw. \Vc.i^ 



on ti.e aorth vett cor .er it .Vathiagcoa £-.treet and aSiong :'^rhet £trtet. 



He Wet mterric- : before io-'+5 to Sarsh Treat sad f&tlered niae chiiiren, 



He died «<b3ut June of l6?3 ia 'Ie'.v«rk, .^.J. and is prooF:Ol.y bur', ei 



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Mithciv camfield Fon of M&ti.ev/ C£.rifield sad T&rah Tre; t c&mfieid wit,: 



jorn ''i-y '-) , io^O iri ;"fr-.vp«vei;, ?le was ir!c»rrie i t:;) f gii 1 Ui.me:i i^eooreli 



f;nd hbd only one child aar/ieJ John. T.ittie is kiown aoout him. !Ie 



proboOly csr!:e ^fvith hi& fitter and arothert; to the faite of the city 



of .■'■Je'-vftrk in lo^b with the first colonv froi; Connfcticut. A ijotent 



for 1-)/ a^ret, of land .■*&.;■ R-raated to h L'n in Ne/-ark i'epte".::)er "50, lo'/^. 



Oil <Jsnuary 1, l69V-9^ hi« vf, e chosen Fenct ?iewer. Ja ^-priL iy, 169S 



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Slid is prooi-oiy ouriei in the Old ouryin.;. Ground in Ne.vtrk. 



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JOHN CAMFIPLO 



John Cfeffif iel^ son of :';bthe.v and Dejoarch 'arrifield ua^- oorn in i677» 



Little is kaovm aOiut lis life bithougb he v\'tt a fi.rner. Li\ 170? 



he purcnfa;.ed :;0 i^zn-a of IfeuJ "netr the :,ou/it<>ia" (Ori-n^^e r't.) frjm 



;fcleb 3fall. J'e moved ^ett iiid die ;= t hipp&ny, :;orri5 Coaat, ..'e-v i^ericy 



/here prior to i.:J^>, the Lste f;«T.uel .'oa^^er found r.ie OLirif'd 



kiij oror en 



heid£t.)ue on the o;.ar oi tt.e ri'tr in the old .Vhipjj£ny ce.'i.etiiy. i^e 



died j.ugust s , 17^1. He i-'crried & gt-'^I nar-ied 'JeD.jr»h &ad hfc i 5 



children, J.jhn, ilizfabetr., 'ytthe'^v, Ruth, fend Hi--naah. 



JOHN C/.r:F?IFLD 



John Csmpfiel.i i-on of John e<nd Deoorfc/. Ga; field jvi-s oorn >'j..rii 19tl72<: 



Ke it fcbid t-- htve o e.. the firtt vhite m^-le chilU oorn .'.t^t or" the 



Ne-Vc-rK *-'o.^ntfciat . Fifc he; d Ltone Ltcult, in the old cc'-r tery in 



Hanover, N^evvjerbey. I'e mc^rried- Kutf '.'iliifcuit tnd hi-d four children. 



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JOHN CA^'P?I1/.D 
John esmpfi-ild ton of John an-.t Puth Ctrnpfield Mb t. aoia Juiy9, 17'y'y. 
T?e fEsrriei '•'i^-y ..Dixon M«y 2-;, L7bl st Fanover ?Je.v Jtrt-cy. They 
hi-ci 17 chiliJl'ea. Fe w&i d fi-.r-.tr. He lived ot Us.. over Np-v uier;.tj 
vtiere he ^, 'ined t! e Freiiby ter iaa Church Jr-nui-ry 17:!, 17, -'1. Re wi.L: 
fc pri.Vc-tfr in th* rii'st Vfattalija, ifco.id F.st& o Liiihrr.ent , OontineiJtal 
/irmy. "e w»e al&o a privbte i:i the Ne^v Jersey ftate Militif.. There 
it a trtdition ia hit- family thet he acted e«b an aid to Tjifayette 
by .vho he .vat -vari.ly greeted va,t- i the It. ttf-r it c -i. a king hie ftreA'tll 
vitit to >iorr'£tovQ, Ne-/ Jerte^, in lt25. He died i-. e v. t c: ■•;. vo e r 2:-, ici''^ 
at the. fcj: e of >0 yec-rt old. F-'e if buried lu the yard of the Tirtt 
PretDyteriau Church of orritto^n. 

•Villiam Camrfield 
William Csmpfeili eon of John and Mery(Jixon) C.-.fnpf ield ,«aL born 

?eoru?ry 19, 17^3 at Morristo.'/a, "I. J. mcrric . 1 Lza ")gden jn Octooer 

7, 1309. Ke had Tvo children, ^an Catherine i.nu .iili«:n Ogden. 

Fe died ,-'iarch 1',, i3l5 at Ment^,, 'Ae>n York. 



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C&mpfie Id, He ^;.e Dom June -ri^, 1.'.13, at ' entz, Ncv Yori, . He 
married T<e:ariect£ i&nfiri Nove^bt-r lb, IS 57 :- t ?j..n.ir. , ;'ie-^- York, 
ihey hiid sixciiliren, I lI^c Jgdea, Lturfr ic-.nfjri, vil i^,Ti ^rtdford, 
George Kaeeioa, F13»r& Jaacbte, ^ai F.IIl^ , an. Ft lived i; t TiTCrsford, 
Illinoi& ''/here he Wc-t-. c nierchf-nt sntl i, f.-rrer. He died Jc.nu£.ry 3i,i-"5o 
in Nf « Fdlford, Tllinoit. 

FLOP/ J/NT--TTT r^MPFTFLD GRPEK 
Flore, jr aetcc Ci mpf ie Ld w&ti tre dtuf^tp-r of A'illifc.-n Ogdea end 
Fenriettfe Ci nf ord Cem;^>fie Id. The v&t D:)rn ^-'ey 10, 1351 i-U 
Kockford, Illinois whtre she mtrried J&meb M. Greta 4n Nov. .^9 » i971« 
The ex- Jt di.te of ler dec- I); it unknovKn out she ,/c s the mother if 
my Grc.ndf£. Lher I.erjy Greea. 



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WALLEN, KATHERINE CHRISTINEV 1955- 



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

ear Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

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

. SURVEY ***•-': •/; -,V -A- ;V ;V A A * A ;'.- A -.V A A AAA A A A A A A 

-' OFFICE USE CODE 

'• Your name Kafhe<-\)\-^ CJir.>,nr l/Jailry ^ " 

Date of form ^^^ / < a -!. / * ( I D # ) 



lOlgiy 0,/9 7V 



?.. Yf)ur college: Rock Val l ey Col lege ■• (ID // ) 

RockforcJT iT 1 uioTS ='-- 

* )** A * A A A A A A A A A ,V A A A ,■: A A A A A A A A 

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

^Before 1750 x" 1750-1800 1800- 1 850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

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

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



X* South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) East South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , Ky^ 
West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) X East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 
X P acific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) J/., Joi/^ 

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

X Farming Mining y S hopkeeping or small business 

X T ransportation ^ Big Business X M anufacturing 
y P rofessions ^ I ndus trial labor Other 

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

X R oman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian /^. M ethodist 

Saptist Epi scopal ian Congregat ! ona 1 7\ Lutheran 



Quaker Mormon y Other Protestant Other 



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

X B lacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 
Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 



y Irish ^, B ritish ^ N ative Americans over several generations 
East Asian Other 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

V Interviews with other Family Bibles ^ Fami ly Genealogies 
f ami 1 y membe rs 

\ Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



>- P hotographs Maps V O ther 



I. FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

l'^"'! '":r7 \\''" 'V/ V A ) \. ^iVl. l\^ , Current Residence j ^ ,1 / .; ^h. A u . 
I f dead/ date of death ' • ' ' ' ' — ii-i-u 



(R-^-i o^\^ 



"^" °f bi^th^^c^.cV.c^ \\... .;\.. ,, Date of Birth ^y,, , , V .-^ n ^^r, r, u 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 9 high school vocational college 

Occupat ion (s) 






Dates_i9^^-^ 
Dates |?av, - i 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st 



1^ - -A, Vi c v , . 



Dates iqv 



' = ^l-^^r. . 


r. A\, -J -,- 1 I .L^f. I 


2nd C Vx. - f. 


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3rd .Re.c v: 


r r. i A in [ 



Dates )2£<_j_j 
Dates/^|fr-_2^ 



Datesj2^_j^ 



^°'' ^ '^^^ >^Q.,eV,, ...- .p. ,, ^.,r.,, Dates )c..,,, -^ 7^ ^,. ^th ^^^ , y.^ ,, ,„,. ^ ; , 
Religion er -yic-^.Xc.;. \V<^>Vo\v.-. .^ .-. c^ C V n V^ ^^ '^•^^ X ^ o < ^ ^ X 11 . 
Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Dates I 



• - ---^^ 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother /t \ ^ ^^ 



date ., ._ ^ 
^ a-f-/9-^<, 

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

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 



Name C V>cc r\c.ni .^. /y., ^ , ^ V-V '^\, 
If dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



/ •-. 17 l< -v\s. f\ 



Place of birth Z^,, ^y^-,^ 



A\ 



Date of bi rth ^;- l^ - \<'\rfq. 



Education (number of years): 
grade school 'y-'., high school 



vocat ional 



col lege 



_ l^i St. - 



Occupat ion(s) 

'stTv,,,.,„ vX.^-n- ^G ^,.^ ..^' Dates \^Ba - 

^"d ^...>^ <^:^;^ - ^... : , . Datesj2ii:_ 

3rdcv.-.^ -y^- ^Vn ^-^"^- '-'^^ ' Datesj_2_«_ 

^th o.,^„ .o>.^i c^ - >,^ . Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
' s t |-v-^^^ , ., K . ^^-^ o x ^ Z. . .. . Da tes ,y^ < ■ ^ 



2nd CK>. 



"^-^ 



XLL 



Dates 



■■1.7- ^ 



LOX. 



3r d •^o^ R -j;: ^ 1 -X :x: \N Dates^ 

^th r^x,,, ,, - v^ ^ \\Ae.'^>^ Xcw , Dates ^y.^:;,. -, 



I 7W0 — 



Religiont^,,, ^ .....x^eA ^>^-^.,..V ..^ ^C ^V^ ^ C K^ l'.^ oi" ^^3 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. fi w \ . . ,, , .. f X.n.t:. 



"DATT 



Place of marriage to your grandfather ;^ ^^ ^^ . -"r - • 

tha^°aitPifl*fh^^Ba£g'§?^tl'lf§ pigi^^A-^)^ stepmother or another relative give 



-^'7- rfv--, 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N.iiiic Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of Birth 



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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'4th 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

^th Dates '4th Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother "date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd __Dates__ 

Re 1 i g i on I 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



I 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 



Name \J e A c-n ^ m \ v e l.a ^^ , JW,- , » '".. Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death x--1.w-7^ ' 

Place of birth I' y ..^ ,, .: c r-\ '\ \\ Date of birth ^f - O o - \ "< ^ ^ 

Education (number of years): ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '■ ■ 
grade school S-', high school r^ vocational college 



Occupation(s) PL^cE OF RESIDENCE 

IstP vo :. V. n . (^ , I- ^c>r.^«,(after leaving home), ^,^.,,,2 

I5t r.^,\<?c^ Wo^.v... , Dates Ist r e c w . ,'. ^ ^ \ . Dates .y^. -,<r.,^ 

^'''^^^^^J^.^It,^Jl±^.^^ Dates Jq^.^ -,<>.,. 2 nd Re c W ^ c ^ ^ . ^ V\. Dates ;?^^ Jp , 

3rd -^c^-^^,A o, Dates 19 37-'?^,-, 3 rd ^-x^x^ o U ; ^, f^ D ates , c^ s^ -,^v; 

^th Wx^^c \s^-^.x^.^ Dates ;,. . . ^th^^. v-^.cx. . , 



Dates lon^ - ^ 



Political parties, civil or sociaV clubs, fraternities etc r 



-hCK'hrr'lt V-- >-■ ., 



Place of marriage to your grandmother \ ~ ^ 3 '- ( ~ tiatc — '■ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a bm | J>iL ll (j l ^U l aTlULnt! ! I H l dl l vt! (cO ag e 18 ) '' " "' "^^ 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name l-NNo^ c c, ^ r^ )\xe^ ^ ^Noc^e. C urrent Residence 



name | ax e-^ "' "\ ' /^ V^^c^ \^ ^\n o p ^ 
I f dead, datfe b,f death -j /-a^-xmo. 



Place of birth Lx^x^, oV.' ,. C;-,-, . (^~^^■^,,''] D ate of birth 9- / —> - \ -^ n T 

Education (number of years) ""^ ^ * — '— 

grade school high school vocational ' college 



Occupation(s) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 



1st 

2nd 



.Dates 1st kY^,v.^oU , v. C. . Dates ^'^ii-jq 

1? <-• -- f^ A c r c^ "^ M » Tit - 3 3 

.Dates 2n d ^a>^ .^ p u , >/' g ., Dates ''^ava^ 



''' ^^^"_ 3rd^V^r^-^-- j- Dates '^^X 

Re 1 i g i on ifX <g -\ V o cj^ . \ — R o v>^ .^. ^. C r. ^ \ ,, \ { ^'^'^ ^> o- >- e^^^^ - Y^>p '^ " " ''' ' ' ' "^ ''' """^ 
Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. d^ -. t- '-^^^^^^'-^, 'S)4o— r^ 



Nace of marriage to your grandfather 1_ ^^..v^^ .-, U . x- CV.. d ate k -TT^T^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother^ or another relative (to age it) ' 

give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C- I Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 



'l.i(<- mI hiilh I). lie- oT hiilh 

(liK.ili'iii (niiiiil)c t of yci t ■• ) 

'|t'id<' -.(hool h i (jh '.cliool vocational colleijo 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

4th Dates '4th Dates_ 

Re 1 i g ion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

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

Name Current Residence 



I f dead , date of death 



Place of birth^ Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) i 
Ibt Dates 1st Dates_j_ 

2nd ^Dates ^2nd Dates_i_ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Political party , civ!) or soci al c I ubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Dat( 



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

Place ot birth p:.^.:: ... \ ..V;'^ ^ate J. -.a C^ 
Number of years or school, ng /.;,; Occupation j 



Place ot birth p:..; ... 1...;'^ date J.-.aC^H^a^ 

Number of years or schooimg r r^ ^^ Occ upationi, , ,: ^ 

Residence 3..-^„ I..T^..-, 1.. --- Marital ';^.^,■c ,^ ' ^' ' ''^ ' ' ^^ 

Number of children \ " ' "^'i \r i r ^ ^ 



. ^;;« "V'^-'-th n..xv.:a^\^ : ,;; d ate g^/^^/c,^ , 

Number of years of sc^hooHng "" ' , -^ - Qc cupatibn ;. . /r j^ ^, ^ 



Number of ch i Idren ^ "^ 



Name 

Place of bl rth ~" • — j^^g 

Number of years of schooling Occu pation 

S^'k^"^^. ..., Marital s'tatus ' 

Number of chi Idren - 



Name 

Place of bi rth ^^^^ 

Number of years of schooling bccuoTtT^ 

.f^"'^^""—,..,.^ Marital Ttatus 

Number of chrTdren ■ 



Name 

Place of birth ^3^^ 

Number of years of schooling Occu pation 

Residence Marital ^Tatus 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~~3"ate 

Number of years of schooling 'Occud^TT^ 

S^'k'^^"'^ L-m Marital- Status " 

Number of children 



Name 

Place of birth ^^^^ 

Number of years of schooling Occu^ItT^ 

J«''^«"« ,_ MaritalTTatus 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of birth ^^^^ 

Number of years of schooling 6ccuDi7[^ 

N^'i . LM. MariTal Status " 

Number of chi Idren " 



Name 

Place of birth ^3^^ 

Number of years of schooling OccupiTT^ 

n''k ! ,,., MaritalTTatus 

Number of c n i Idren — — 



Name 

Place of birth 



Resid^n?! y^^^^ °^ schooling T- QccunaTTT;;? 
Number of L lll l U t y fi i^arital Status " 



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



Nnmh.-r .;( y>-.ir-, ol scho'olinc) i^ Occupation^ .^v/ 



tJ:!:'^ ftrJ-^T'- .-^^- — "^-'"' scatus^,,.£;gt:^ 



lAXU. 



Number of children (. 



I ' 'T "\^''''^' ^^y- WPc cci. t W 7 date {j,^ u- \^(:X1 

Number of years ot school ing ^ g, ftccupa t ion P ^ . ^ . . .. .^ .. si 

Residence d;ecK '^'^ -'^ ^-^ Marital Status ^ TfT"^^? O^— i^J-w.^^ 



Number of ch i Idren 



3- Name n^c>, ^T3 .^x >- A - j o a^, c^ f V^cc , c '^ \\ . \ . c ^ 

Place ot bitth QccY^^ r y a; ±: w date "j ^.X b -l^TJ^ 

Number of years ot schooling ' ) p^ g'ccupatToT"! 

Residence t J c . v^. J,- c r^k , v\. Mar rF^TStatus T^-^c.t7T7T 

Number of ch i Idren ^.^ ' ' ■" 



Number of ch i Tdren 



7. Name 

P lace of birth 



10. Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of school ing 



Number of chi Idren 



^. Name 

P lace of birth ' — — - (is\_Q 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 



^^^ ' dence Mar i tTPStatus 

Number of ch i 1 dren ' ~~~ 



Name 

P lace of birth ~~ ~~~~ ~ date 

Number of years ot schooling OccupatToTT 

'^e''icience_^ Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren " "" 



6. Name 

Place of hi rth ~~ " date 

Number of years of schooling bcc^pat ioT 

Residence ~ Marital Status 



date 

Number of years of schooling ^Occupi7T6?i 

Residence ' ' ~~~~ — m-,,-:^-,! c- ^ ^ 

I . . , Marital Status 

Number of children ~ ~" — 



Name 

P lace of b I rth ~ '~~~ — — ^date 

Number of years of schooling Occupati^ 

^^^'^^^r^ce MariTTT Status 

Number of children ~~ 

Name 

Place of bi rth ~" ~ ^^^^ 



Number of years ot schooling Occ upation 

Residence ~~~~" ""TTrTTTTT c •■ , ^ - 

., . ^ — — — . Marital Status 

Number of children ~ 



■- — -• -. x^o,. o, ^^"uoiing OccupatioTT 

Residence ■ ~~" iirrTT-, i c .. ^ 

___^_ Marital Status 



Your Father 



?rd ef/:^d^t^ o^ diatV ^ ^^' ^'"^ -^ ^"'•""^ Residence S-r^^^,.^ ,-.,-, ^ 

Place of birth IhA^W..,...^. :i,,... n.t. of birth :y ^ I f^ ~ \cf ^^^ 

Education (number of years; ^ \ . ^ 

grade school ^^ high school ., vocational__ college 

Occupation(s) PL^cE OF RESIDENCE 



(after leaving home) 

^ 5 ^ D.\% V\: r <-■ ■ -X f> \, ^^ Da te s ) ^^^ - >?^ 



1st '^ ■« c e - c\.Rv\< Dates 

2nd u. :. h^Yv^ -, Dates ;,.^, - ,,.^, 2nd a -7 n. y,^ -c>t..-v>. . Ddtes ■ ^: - . :, 

3rdk,,^V o^.,^c^^w Dates_2^ 3rd 1 ^ ,^ g w,^ ^,-, . Dates iTs.^ -,.t. 

^thf^,cvvo,.^f-,._^.y-^ Dates_^c^^ l,th ^ \^ Z ...^ ,-3 c.-cs >.. Dates .., :. —- 

Religion ^^,^^ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc.l ^.V<- xo v- S-.A, r . v Vr^ N 

Place of marriage to your mother V^oo^^oV^ T\A . date ).- ^ J T^TTv 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepf^ather or another relative give that data on the back 

of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mother 

Name H^ g, r c^ cl y -et -^ ^i.^-. ^ Vao c._ V V ^ w Cur ren t Residence sh t x-.^^x "^o-^ \^^ ■ 
If dead, dat^ of death 

Place of birth \<f, c V V' e r A \. v\ ■ Date of birth_^_-aw I'^^^v 

Education (number of years) ' " — ' 

grade school O, high school h vocational college - 



Occupation(s) 3 PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

, V-■?.-'^^^^'"'"-^-'' -'- ^^^^-<^^' (after leaving home) 

Ists^Tc r -^ e \^ v- U . Dates v^mv^^x- 1st giS F-cfo.-.-i K v^ -^ Dates |9^S-5 

2nd C ^ c, c . ^- \ ^--^ w Dates , .,- s . 2nd :%-? 1 ^ ^j^ k~v c.-\ ^ ^1 . Dates , ^-^c s / 



■)ra K^ V, -oAv-N^r V g .,^ .■ Dates / 75-/ -/9^.:i 3rd ] ^ k\ £ \>.^ :s-i- Dates / ^sS- h 3- 

D« 1 : : „ o r\ r^- , 5" Ti £- "v>r^ o V 3 c "rv "\i r . ' 9 fe 5 — ■ 

«e 1 I g I on Ke-t^^;^ ,,^ V^,^^ a.,- \, c- ( A c>^\^ o ^ o^v. _. y ) 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. T -txA - \ . ^ 



Nace of marriage to your father fi^ e K ^^^ c r A i: \ \ . d ate 

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



E-1 Stepfather 

Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth^ _— ^^^te of birth 

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



OccupationCs) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

'^th Dates 4th Dates 

Rel ig ion 

Pol i t i ca+ part les , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother ' Date 



F-2 Stepmother 



Name 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd Dates ^3rd __Dates 

Re I I g I on 

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



Place of marriage to your father date 



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

Name Lg , v,>C p >> r ,^^ f\ \ a,^-. \v- o^ W r. . 

Place of birth R W V , ,- A -T s . n.tP nf hir^h 7 - A - , 9 zy q 

Number of years or schooling , cj Occupati on c "'^ ^ 

Residence n^, K c- \ y t a- mTTTTTT-cTT^... — ^ ' ^ ^ "' ^'"^ 

Number of en i Idren \ 



X '\\ . Marital Status -,,, ^ , 



Name ^3 r V.>^ i^ r . o Vv ; .. \\^ . ., 

Place of birth y^,K^V,^^ ^ ,, p^,, ^f birth 7-/^-/9$-/. 

Number of years of schooling , ^^ Occupati on ^^ , ^ 

Residenc e ^.vy^^,,,,.,,— ^.^^ , MaritaMtatus , , ,., J --^-^-1 
Number of children — ^ " — 

Name K c^-yy ,. , .^ ^ C \. , , , , , „ , yy .,^ \\ ^ ^ 

Place of birth ^^ ,■ , y , , ^ ^^^^ of birth ?-;7-/7 s^' 

Number of years ot Schooling ' ^^ Occupation -. . , . T 

Residence ^u ^ ^^^, ^ ^ v^_. ^ , , ^ ,, , Marital Statu-^ : ,, . "^ "^ ^ '^ 
Number of children ^T — ' — 

Name rN\Q..v-\ o^. ^ ^ , , ^^ ^ , , ^ , . v\.. .. 

Place of bTrth \^ . . ,, ,- . , , , D3te of birth -^ 7- igi^-; 

Number of years of schooling ' j, OccupatTo^TvmT ~ 

Residence o,! , ^.^ ^_K,:^^_, Marital Status -^,.., ... 

Number of children 3^ 

Name 

Place of birth Pa^e of birth^ 

Number of years of schooling OccupaTTon 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren ~~~ ' ' — ' 



Name 

Place of birth bate of birth 
Number of years of schooling Occupation" 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren ~~ 



'^ame 

Mace of birth Date" of birth 

dumber of years of schooling Occupation 

^^^'^^"^^ Marital StatLT 

•ilumber of en 1 Idren 

^ame 

Mace of birth Date of birth 

dumber of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Mar i tlTsTatus 

"dumber of children 



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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The followine; persons were personally interviewed 

for the purpose of obtaining information for the writing 

'''^'^'"■' of this paper: 

^'■'•■'■- Sylvester Alva vVallen 

''■^--= ' ■' '■ '•• Charlotte Marie Lents Wallen 

■'■''•■-"' - •■ Ralph Alfred Wallen 

*>'" - ' Margaret Jane Moore Wallen 

The following two persons were also consulted i 

Howard Alva //alien 

Mrs. Victor Sylvester Moore, Junior 

^ • Other sources for compiling information included: 

'■'" ■ Newspaper clipping's 

"^■''■'' ■• Family photographs 

' - ' ..;-■-■-■' Family letters 

' ■.■^- '' ■■ "The Hubbard Fuller and Samuel G. Smith Genealogies, 
1770-1962" compiled by Gladys £. Evans Barnett, 

"The History of Stewart County Georgia" compiled 
by Helen Eliza Terrill in 1958. 



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S1LV£.ST-R ALVA v'ikLLEN 

Sylvester Alva nVallen (known as 3. Alva or Alva S.) was born 
March 2U- , 1904, in rural Mars hall town, Iowa. He was the fourth of 
seven children born to Harry and Cora //alien. The home in which he 
was born was a four room, two story building. The Wallens were con- 
sidered Midrile Class with an avera-""e income. Harry owned his own farm, 
At one time early in Alva's life, the schoolteacher roomed with his 
family. 

Alva attended school through the eighth grade. As a whole, he 
liked school, but he did not like the teachers, including the one who 
stayed with them.. The .Val'ens attended church fairly regularly. The 
church was the Carlton Methodist Church, believed to De located in 
nearby Le "rande, Iowa. Le Grande, being only five miles away and 
the closest town, is the :^irst town Alva remembers. The town was 
small, with only one grocery store, one post office, one gJ5rage, one 
school, a skating rink, and several churches. 

When the //alJen children were 5 to 6 years old, they started 
helpinff on the farmi. At a^e 14, Alva left the farm work -"or a jol 
painting furnaces at Lenex Purnace Company in ffiarshalltown. He also 
worked on the highway crew before his marriage. All the money any 
of the Wallen children made was theirs to keep. They had no'set ob- 
ligation to help with room and board. 

Harry and Cora .Vallen sold their f^rm and moved into an apartment 
in Marshalltown. In 191? they bought their first c^r. All o": their 
decisions were joint, with neither of them havinsr an upper hand. 
There was no real dicipline, but the children wer-e taught at a very 
early -^se what was acceptable conduct and wh^t was not. 

There stands a log cabin in Eagle Grove, just outside Karshall- 
town which was built by families in that vicinity. Sach family who 



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wished to be included, contributed a loe to build the cabin. 3y 
doine; so thqt family was entitled to that cabin for family dinners. 
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for their annual family reunions. 

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CHAKLOTTE H/j AKIJl LENT 6 

Hubbard Fuller was born in England in 1770, His wife, the 
former Elizabeth Hamlin was born in 1772, also in En>rland . In 1791 
they were married. Hubbard, Elizabeth and their first four children 
came to the United States from Ensrland in 1802 and settled on a farm 
in Otsego County, New York. Their seventh child, Elizer H. Fuller 
was born in 1808 in Otsego County, New York. Elizer married the former 
Elmira Reed (born in IPIC) at Hume, New York, in I83I. Cordelia 
Sylvia Fuller, the fourth child of Elizer H, and Elmira Fuller v/as 
born September 12, 1848 at Hume, New York. Her husband, Geore"e .'/ash- 
in^ton Lents was born July 27, 1837 in Monroe County, Indiana. He 
was a veteran of the Civil W-^r with three yeirs service. They were 
married in 1868 at Bi'^ Rock, IlLinois. ihe seventh child of this 
union w^s Levi Oscar Lents, borr March 27, 1881 in Adair County, Iowa. 
He w as married February 18, I906 to Nancy Anna Burp;, who was born 
July 1, 1885 at Massens, Ijwa. Their second daue-hteir, Charlotte Marie 
was born in 'fontanel! e, Iowa on May 6, 1909. 

The Lents family was condidered poor, Lev;. Oscar was a farm 
laborer. He lived with hi-S wife and three daugliters and one son in 
workers quarters. It w^s the father who made all the decisions and 
had all the dicipline. "He's the one who ruled the roost Piround 
there . " 

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week at the nearby town of Rhodes. Charlotte Marie Lents w-s raised 
as a mem'ier of the Reors'dnized Church of" Jesus Christ of Latter Bay 
Saints (RLDS), The town of Rhodes also contained three other churches, 
Methodist, Catholic and Prespeterian. There were dances and band 
concerts evry Saturday ni^ht, Ihe town h.jd a r i.rdware store, one 
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a post office and a telephone office. 

Charlotte completed the ninth srade , with Mathematics her favorite 
subject. Her most h^ted subject was English. When she was 15 or 16 
her father's (Lents) family h3d a lare:e f-mily reunion. It is the 
only such reunion she remembers ever attending. At a?es 16 to 18 
all the children left home. Charlotte's brother oecame a farmer ard 
all three girls left to e^et married. Her oldest sister married the 
brotyier of the man Charlotte was to m^rry. 



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' Charlotte iv.arie Lents' sister, Violet, and Sylvester Alva Wallen's 
brother, Claude, were datin? prior to their marria^^e in 1925, It was 
throughlthese relatives that Al"a met Charlotte. A.rter dating ^or 
about one year they were married Aua;ust 29, 1925 in Adel, Iowa. A.fter 
their m^rriase they lived a short time on a farm with Alva's sister 
Viva. They then moved in with his sister, Olsie. Iheir ^trst son, 
Howard Alya '/fallen was born April 26, 1926, kate in 192?, the Wallens 
moved to Chicaso. In February of 1926, Charlotte took Howard with 
her back to her parents home in Kelbourne, Iowa, where on February 12, 
1928, their second son, Ralpn Alfred was born. 

In the fall of 1928, tne Wallen family moved to Rockford, Illinois 
where Alva had a job with J. I. Case. .Vhile in Rockford, Alva's 
brotner Dale stayed with them. In 1932, they left Rockford "-nd re- 
turned to .y.arshalltown, Iowa. In approximately 1939, the ^.'/aliens 
returned to Rockford at 9OO? N. Court. From there they moved to 528 
Division Stre t. 

Charlotte was the one to disci :)line the children, but Alva always 
had the final word in decisions, I'he vVallens hid a c-r when they 
were married, Ihey bou5;;it a radio in 1931 ^nd their first television 
between 1951 and 1952. There w-^s^ever any real celeorations on holi- 
days. Al/a was often not at hoTe , so Howard and Ralph often played 
with friends. The children were taught the relig ion of theii^other. 
Their fatner never converted to their religion, lioward was I6 when 
he started working, at Barber Coleman. Ralph was I3 when he started 
carrying groceries for a local store two hours a ni.^ht and on Saturdays. 

On August 6, 19-^8, •\lva and Charlotte were divorced. Later 
that same month, Mva married Louise Seaman. I'hJs marria-'^e resulced 
in divorce in March, the ^ollowin? year. 



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Alva and Charlotte were remarried on September 4, 1956 in 
Geneva, Illinois, They bought a house at 619 Catlin c^treet in Rock- 
ford. They lived there until January of I968, when they moved to 
their current address, 1517-15— Avenue. 



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Ralph Alfred .Vallen, tne second son o *" Alva and Charlotte .Vallen 
was born February 12, 1928. Kis family was livin^^ in Chica?<:>^ but 
his mother had returned to her parents home in Melbourne, Iowa to 
have her child. They quickly rejoined Alva in ChicaeTD. Later that 
fall, the entire family moved to Rockford, Illinois. Ralph' Uncle 
Dale (Alva!, brother) lived with the -Vallens while they were in Rock- 
ford. In 1932, they moved to Marshall town , Iowa. All of Ralph's 
grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins lived in Marshalltown. 

It was while livin? in Marshall town that Ralph started school. 
The hi?h point of his erade^chool career came in sixth srade. It 
was durin?: that year that Raloh was crowned the Marble Champ of Glick 
School. 'l-f'ter sixth grade, the Wallen family returned to Rockford, 
where Ralph continued school at Lincoln Junior High. In the fall of 
19^0, he started attendin? East High School. He graduated in 19^6, 
after havin? completed five years of studies. The reason for this 
extension beyond the norma) four years was because Ralph flunked 
Enfrlish courses several times, so he was held back for another year 
as a Junior. His best subject was R.O.I.C., in which he obtained the 
rank o^ Captain be "^ore graduating. He also enjoyed Gym, Industrial 
shop classes and History. 

Raleh st-^rted his work career at a^e 12 v/hen he carried papers 
in Marshal I town. By the time he was I3 or 1^ in Rockford, he worked 
two hours a n;ght and all day Saturday at a local grocery store. He 
was at a sli.ci-ht disadvanta.9:e 'where all the other delivery boys in 
town h-ad bicycles, Ral'^h walked with his deliveries. He later ran a 
concession stand at the Illinois Central Train Depot. 'it a=^e 16, he 
spent the sum.mer polishin? and buffins at a Machine Shop at 700 N. 
Madison. The followins: summer he worked as an assembler at the J, 1, 



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Case Plant in Rockford. Between Au.^ust 13. 19^6 and x^ebruary 13, 
19^8, Ralph served in the U. S. .A.rmy. After his discharge, he went 
to work at Barnes Drill, 

Perhaps the best training for his future career came at a2;es 
35- and 4. At ae:e 3l. while his parents were next door pl^yina: cards, 
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matches and set fire to his fromt lawn and scorched the side of trie 
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and just recently celebrated his twentieth aniversary o.'i the Department. 

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except one. Durin? all of his younger life, Ralph was taught to be 
submissiVB, and at times, he still is in his later life. 



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VICTOR SlLVESHiiR iViOOnE . oiiiUurt 

Victor Sylvester Moore, or. was born in Freeport, Illinois on 
September 22, 1393« He was the youngest of the seven children of 
James Edward Moore and tne former Bridge tte J. McGann (There is some 
discrepincy as to the middle name. The "J." stands for either Jennie 
of Jane), James Edward, was born on January 29, 1852, in Lons Island 
New York. ^e was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore. John had come 
to A^merica with his family from Queens (or Kings) County, Ireland, 
when he was 8 to 10 years old. He met his wi^e in New York City. John 
was one of the first engineers on the new Hudson River Railroad. James 
Edward was seven years old when his family moved to Aurora, Illinios ; 
and it w^s there that he started his railroad career as a locomotive 
fireman on tne Burminffton-Bidwell Railroad of Aurora. 

After advancing to enp^ineer on a freight engine, James's family 
moved to Freeport in 1888, where he continued as a freight engineer. 
He was promoted to passenger ens-ineer on the Freeport division of 
the Illinois Central railroad sixteen years before h ts death in Freeport 
on January 14, 1909 . James died after a four week battle with small- 
pox. Bridcrette J. McGann was born about 1B50, and was married to 
James Edward Moore in Aurora, Illinois during the year 1877. She died 
of suspe^'ted heart trouble on January 5» 1918 in tne home o'^ a son, 
Paul, in Los Anp^eles, Call for \ua. 

'-Vhile living on Park Avenue in "^reeport, James Esward and bridge tte 
J. had their seventh child, a son whom they named Victor Sylvester. 
Victor recieved an elementar; school education in Freeport. He was 
raised with strict dicit)line with his father rulin? the household. It 
was shortly after the death of his father, James Edward Moore, on Jan- 
uary 14, 1909, that Victor's family moved to Grant's Pass, Oregon on 
a homestead. They later returned to Freeport. Durine his early life 



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Victor WIS enea-eed in ;mny occupations. He was known to have driven 
a delivery ^AGuN as a youns: man. He also worked as a brakeman for 
the Illinois Central Railroad. He was first married to a younp- woman 
named Francis, (her maiden name is unknown) sometime around 1914-1916. 
This marriage lasted ap-.roxima tely one year an-^ ended in divorce. 
There were no children. It w-^s while Victor was "bummin? around the 
country" vis i tin? a brother in Lumpkin, Georgia tnat he met Maggie 
May Dunaway, whom he later made his wi "^e . 



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MAGGIE .VI Ax DuNAvVAY 

Some of the ori=^inal settlers of Stewart County, Georgia were 
Timothy Dun'-way, and his parents, James ana Sara i,.e--. James Dunaway 
was born in Buford County, Virginia, in 1778. ne was a decendant 
of an old Virsrinia family. His wife Sara Lee was from barren County 
Georgia. They and Timothy arrived in what is -ow Stewart County, 
Georgia during the year 1829. Timothy married and on March 29, 18^^-7 
they produced a son, Mat hew Franklin. On March 2, 1362, Mat hew in- 
listed as a Confederate soldier in the list of Co. G, ^■6— Geors;ia 
Rec^-iment, In about the year 1868, Mat hew married Mahala .Vatkins, 
born in March of 1846. Their first child, Homer A'ilson was born Dec- 
ember 12, 1869 in Stewart County near Lumpkin. Homer's first wife, 
Laura Virginia House, was a descendant of Thomas House, who was born 
in North C-^rolina in 1786. Thomas married Elizabeth Ennes House, who 
was also born in North Carolina on June 20, 1787. They were of English 
descent and came to Georgia in the early pioneer days and settled in 
the '.Vesley Chapel community in otewart County. iheir eldest son, 
William H. was born June 3. I8l0 before their move to Georgia. /V'il- 
liam's wife, the former Mary Jane Iranberry was born in North Carolina 
on September 26, I8l6. They were married July 3i . 183-'-. "Vhen his 
father Thomas died, iVilliam inherited the h^me place where he was to 
raise his l^rp'e f'amily. One son, .Villiam H. House Junior was born 
September 26, 1842. William Jr. married the former Margaret Colden 
who was born April 6, 1843. They had one daughter, Laura Virginia. 
Laura Virginia iiouse and Homer Wilson Dunaway were Tarried and 
it was from this union that Maggie May Dunaway w3s born on September 12, 
1898 in Rur-^1 Stewart County neir Lumpkin, Georgia. Laura was again 
presnant when she caught pneumonia. Neither she nor the baby lived. 
On February 8, 1902 at the age of three-and-a-half, Maggie May lost 



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her nother. Her father remarried, his brother's widow, who had three 
children by her first marriage. Now iv^aggrie's blood cousins were also 
her step-brother and step-sisters. Homer vVilson Dunaway and his 
second wife had two children of their own. Kaarffie nov/ also had one 
half-sister and one half-brother. These mixed relations were to prove 
very conf using to future generations (including the writer of this 
History paper) . 

After the death of her mother, Maggie was r'^^ised by her ^rand- 
parents House. Two of her uncles, who were not to rarry until later 
in their lives, liv-d with them Her grandfather House was the dominant 
house hold figure. When he died, Wa^scie (beine the only direct des- 
cendant of the mother Laura) inherited her mother's share of his estate. 
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old when she met Victor csylvester I'l/ioore. 



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MR. AIMD IViftS . VlCPun ^ILJESI ^.d iWOunr, , oiiiMuK 

It is not -tnown exactly how Victor Sylvester Moore a.n6 Maggie 
May Dun-<way met. 3ut on Au?:u3t 11, 1913 they were married in Lumpkin, 
jeorsia. At the time of their marriage they were of a modest income. 
This slowly improved until the ^reat Depression and the cirth of 
their third child both occuring at tiie same time. Ihey were then 
quite poor ^ntil a move to another part of tne country and steady em- 
ployment for Victor helped incr^^ase their income once asain. 

During their lifetimes- they made several moves. The Moores 
were married in Lumpkin, where their first son, Victor Sylvester, Jr. 
was born on f«^ay 12, 1919. Shortly therea^^ter, the Moore family moved 
to 115 N. Pierpont in Rockford, Illinois. Following another move to 
Palm Street, a second son, William Homer was born June 4, 192?. An- 
other move to Tbove a grocery store in the five hundred block of Elm 
Street in Rockford, and their "laughter, Margaret Jane was born on 
August 26, 1929. They lived in Rockford until 1930, at which time 
they moved back to Stewart County, 3eor2-ia. After one year they moved 
a short distance away to Charles Junction, Ceorsia. Here, Victor, Sr. 
worked in a Srw Mill until 1935- At that time tne '''■■mily movjd back 
to their f'^rm in S .ewart Counry. It was sometime durin? this period 
that both Victor Sr. -^nd Victor Jr, worked as surveyors ''or a summer. 
After approximately one year they again moved to a different farm. 
It was while working this f'^rm that a r>ew school buildin-/ wns erected 
in Lumpkin. It was run by a steam-boiler. Since Victor Sr. was the 
only one in the area quali'^ied to run or repair a steam-boiler, he 
became the school janitor in addition to his farming. The family re- 
mained in Stewart County with Victor or. workinj| this double capacity 
until late December of 1939. 

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were no steady jobs for Map:?ie to take. And with throe children it 
would have been hard if they we >"e available. Instead, she did extra 
sewing "^or others who were oetter off and could a'^fort to pay to 
have clothes made. When Victor Sr. was offered a job at i'he Ha fey 
Manufacturing- Plani* in Preeport-, Illinois as a machinest-repairman , in 
January of 19^0, the entire family moved from Georgia to Freeport, 
where Victor Sr. had been born. ^or two months they lived in a small 
three room apartment in Preeport. Following an interview in Rockford, 
Victor Sr. was o"f'^ered a job at National Lock in '^'ebruary of 19^0. 
The family moved to an apartment building at 6l i Elm Street, while 
Victor Sr. went to work. Now with a steady income, it w-.sn't dif- 
ficult to start to buy a house at 2?l6 .'/. State. The iVioores lived 
there from October of 19^3 until September of 19^^?. 

All decisions were made jointly between 7ictor Sr. and iviaggie , 
If one did not like something, the other would not do it. Aaggie did 
most of the diciplining ot their three children. victor Sr. seldom 
repremanded the children, but when he did, it was harsh. Victor Jr., 
William and Marg'^ret all held part-time jobs as teena-ers, starting 
at asres 13-1^. Each had household duties which they had to do besides 
having their own jobs. When Victor Jr. started workine, rost of his 
wa^es went to help the family. Under norT.~.l conditions, they would 
not have asked this, '^ut he started his workin? career during the de- 
pression. Other than that in.-tance, the only oti^f^r time any of tr.e 
three children had to pay their parents anything v/as one summer when 
Mar?-^ret payed one half her wages. All three were allowed to stay in 
the home -^s lone as they wished, a3 long as they abided by household 
rules and regulations. 

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they had orisrinaily left. Kar^-'ret and her family lived with the 



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Street, also in Rockford. Their youngest son, ■-Villiam moved back in 
with them shortly before Magsie's death on Auffust 3, 1972. He remained 
with his father until Victor Sr.'s death on February ?4, 1974, Maggie 
May Dunaway Moore and Victor Sylvester Moore, Senior now lie together 
in their final resting place. .Villiam lives on alone in the home on 
Evergreen Street. The Estate of Victor Sylvester Moore, Sr. is now 
bein? probated and amounts to several thousand dollars. 



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Mareraret Jane ?^oore was born Aue-ust 26, 1929, the third child 
of Maecgie May and Victor Sylvester :/:oore Sr. Tne oirth occured above 
a grocery store owned by a blind man named 3rady. The store and apart- 
ment was located in the 50'; blocK of Elm Street, in Rockford, Illinois. 
During her e-^rly childhood, her family moved quite often. After 
livina: in possibly one other house in Rockford, they lived at 115 N. 
Pierpont. They were in the process of buyine this house when the 3reat 
Depression hit America an(^they could no Ion er keep up on the payments. 
After Ic sin? the house, the entire family xoved back to Stewart County 
Georgia, where they had lived before Marsraret was born. Then they 
Toved to Charles Junction, back to Stewart County an-i finally to a 
home in Lumpkin, Georgia. This house in Lumpkin was the first house 
with electricity and the first house with indoor plumbing. All the 
others except one of the f'^rms had runnine: water. That particular 
farm hnd no well and water had to oe carried one mile to the house. 

Warffaret was seven years old when er fa/mily moved to Lumpkin. 
Her cousin an^ constant companion lived just two houses ur the road. 
4-11 of her relatives on her Mother's side of the family (except for 
one uncle) lived within twenty miles. It is estimated that approximately 
one-tenth of the entire <vriir£ population of Stewart County was related 
to Marff-^ret. Lumpkin wasn't a very lar-sre town. In her ch'ldhood jf 
the 1930 's, W^rgaret remembers the town and describes it: 

Lumpkin was the County Seat so it h-^d a Co.rt House and a Jail. 
The rest of the town was built around the Courthouse square. There 
was one cotton mill, one p:rist mill, one feed and grain store, one 
bank, one blackssmith shop (which w-=s owned by the husband of Margaret's 
step-aunt), one school, one restaurant, two dry e^oods stores, two 
drug stores, one h-^rdware store, two grocery stores, a movie theatre 



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built in 1937, a library built in 1938, two churches (one Babtist and 
one Methodist), and one doctor (later there were two). Margaret's 
oldest brother, Victor Jr. at one time worked as the parts manager 
at the only Filline: (Gas) Station in town. This Filling otation also 
served as a repair sho;-, Chevrolet new car dealer, and a Funeral Home, 
The Fillin? otation was owned by the brother of the bank owner. All 
of the above mentioned establishments were owned by /ViiIl£,o. However, 
The BLACtvo were allowed in most of them. The bijAoKo also had their 
own church. ..... - 

,.-t This is more than what the Moores had. At the time they were 
living in Lumpkin, they were tne only Roman Catholics in otewart County, 
with no Catholic Church. Margaret's early childhood was influenced by 
the fact that her next oldest brotner v/as her mothv^r's favorite. All 
their discipline was physical md quite harsh, "Frequently, and in the 
appropriate place by Mother's hand." 

MarffTret started school ^t age five in a one room schoolhouse 
in Charles Junction. Of all the students there were four first graders 
and only one eighth grader. About one half of the way through first 
grade, she transferred to the school in Lumpkin. <Vhen she was ten, her 
family moved to Freeport, Illinois and rented a three room apartment 
Mare-^ret attended fifth grade at St. Mary's School in Freerort for two 
months. Her family then moved back to Rockford where Margaret attended 
St Mary's School -^rom 'February of 19-^0 until November of 19'^1. At 
that time she entered noosevelt Jr. High, then .Vest High ochool from 

which she graduated in 19^6. Margaret was an average student in school. 
She majored in English, and minored in Science, out her favorite subject 
was Algebra. She took Algebra late in hi2;h school to make up credit 
lost when she flunked one se-nester of Latin. 

When Marg3ret and her fam.ily moved to Rockford in February of 19^0 
they rented a two room apartment with a two burner -.pt-plate and a 



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gateleg t-sble. When their financed improved they gradually expanded 
to a five room apartment. Eventually, in October of 1943, they bought 
their own home at ?7l6 W. State Street. This was a six room two story 
house .,■,::«-:,..■,■• 

,v_-t. Margaret held her first job in an independent p-rocery store at 
age 13 years, 10 months in Rockford. Her job was making- icecream, (Rock- 
ford's first soft icecream.) She stayed at that same store until she 
was a Senior in High School. As a Senior, she worked at counter //4, 
selling stationery at S. H. Kress. She quit that job when she ^-raduated. 
Her graduation gift from her parents was a return trip to Lumpkin, 
Georgia. She went by train and stayed for six weeks. It was while 
in Georgia, that she recieved her first driver's liscense. Her family 
obtained their first radio in Georgia, also. It had been the family 
Christmas pr sent in 1938. After returning from Georgia, she went to 
_ work as a Key Punch operator at Americ-n Insurance Company in Rockford. 
The first year Margaret worked, she had to pay her p?^ rents one- 
half of her wa-es for room and board. Also, after obtainin-- a job, 

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I It was her responsibility for her own transportation, clothin? and 

entertainmeny. It was while working at the independent s-rocery store 
thar Marg-aret met Ralph Alfred Wallen. 



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■..cl When a youne: man asked his best friend John hcv*' John's parents 
had met, the story he heard was totally unbe J'levable , but true. He 
was told that Mar2;aret Jane Moore and Ralph Alfred Wallen met when 
he came into the Adult Book Store at 519 *''. State St. to do some 
business. Margaret was working in the Pine Tap next doer at 517 W. 
State St. and came into see him. For John's friend, this was a total 
surprise because he knew John's mother was definately a "tea-to taler" 
and he could not imagine her working; in a bar,. After a few minuter, 
Margaret and Ralnh explained their story. In October of 19^'^. the 
Adult Bookstore was an icecream parlor, short erder restaurant, and 
the Pine Tap next door was an independent grocery store. Both were 
owned by the same man, and were operated jointly. Actually, Ralph 
and some friends had conne into the ice-cream parlor and Margaret met 
them there. Margaret was a memoer of Job's Daughters and they had 
a girl ask boy dance comin^ up shortly. -Her best friend and fellow 
employee dared Margaret to ask Ralph to take her to the dance. .vith 
him bein? a total stranger, she was certain he would not accept, so 
she follov/ed through the challenge. To her great surprise, Ralph said 
"Yes". Margaret's next problem was to convince her mother to let her 
go 'io the dance. They attended that dance and dated occasionally for 
the next three years. "It was not a flourishino^ roT.anceV but/they 
became en?ai?ed on September 14, 19^7 in Ceseda, Georgia, while Ralph 
was stationed with the /irmy at Ft. Bennin.?, Georgia. They were 
married in Rockford on Aue-ust 26, 19^8. 

Ralph and Margaret's first home w-^s a two room upst-^irs apart- 
ment at 218 Forest Avenue in Rockford. They increased this to three 
rooms before the birth of their first son, Lawrence Alan on July 3. 
1949. At the time of their marriarre, Ralph was working at Barnes 



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Drill, and Mars-gret was at the American Insurance Company as a 
Keypunch operator. On January 3, 19'^9, Ralph started working at Barber 
Coleman Company. He remained there mntil March 31, 1954. Margaret 
wor<ved two weeks at Gunite Foundries before Lawrence was born. 

When their son was l6 m -;A^n'3. old , the Wallens moved to 237 Harlem 
Rd , They were renting -^rom Mare-aret's brother Victor S. I'vloore Jr., 
while he was in the Army, and after 6 weeks, ne was discnarged and 
wanted his home back. They them moved in with Margaret's parents. 
They remained, with the Moores 6r, for four months until tne finali- 
zation of their new house at 824 Brooke Road. Ihey moved into the 
small five room bungalow in April of 1951- During this time Margaret 
had been working at Kroger. Ini(january of 1952, she returned to American 
Insurance. In Aoril of 1953 she quit that job and has been in total 
retirement since that date. 

The Wallen's second child, John Aric was born July 15. 195^» 
In May of 1955. the family again moved \n with Marg-^ret 's parents, 
T'^iey stored their f'urniture in the srarage for a month while they waited 
to buy the home at l6ll Elm Street. In June of 1955. they raovei into 
the larse old two story house, with six rooms and a batKi. It v/as 
while living in this home that their first daus:hter, Katherine Christine, 
was born on September 19, 1955. The '.Vallen family moved one ^r-ore time 
on July 11, 1962 to a new home they hgd built at 511 Emerson Drive. 
This was a three bedroom ranch brick with an attached garage. On 
August 7, 1962 their fourth child, and second daughter, Marjorie 
Jeanette was born. As of April of 1974, the mortgage is payed and 
the Wallens have comolete ownership of the house. 

The .Vallens consider themselves Middle Glass, with a modest in- 
come. The decisions are shared, whth possibly Margaret having to 
make more than Raloh. Marsiaret has dicipline of the children, "Always 



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and Only!" They consider their children as dependent upon them as 
long as they are livin=: at home and furthering their education. A.11 
of the children recieved part-time jobs as soon as they were old 
enough. After having income of their own, each was responsible for 
their own clothing and entertainment. When Lawrence was 19i he left 
school and enlisted in the Army. On October 17, 1970 he married Cath- 
erine Suzanne Craig of Belvidere, Illinois. After being discharged 
in 1^7/1 he attended Rock Valley College in Rockford, and now lives 
in DeKalb, Illinois and attends Northern Illinois University, John 
now attends Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. He is being helped, 
after being honored with a four year Army R.O.T.C. scholarship. Kath- 
erine now is a student at Rock Valley Col^eee, Marjorie is in the 
public school system in Rockford. The Wallens have stated they will 
HiiLP any of their children through Gol'ege with a loan, but they will 
not SEi:^D them to College. 

As a child, Ralph was raised as a member of the Reorganized Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His father did not practice 
any religion. Margar-?'t was raised as a Roman Catholic by a free 
thinkinsT Catholic father and a mother who converted to Catholicism from 
Methodism.. She grew up in an area with no Catholic church. The re- 
suit from this union-^was "utter chaos", and "confusion". \11 o:^the 
three oldest children attended Methodist Sunday School at a young age. 
They were babtised on March 26, 19^1 in a joint service. The eldest, 
Lawrence converted to Catholocism in 19^^. John and ^Catherine trans- 
ferred to a Lutheran Sunday School while in 4-^and 5 grades. Kather- 
ine continued on and was confirmed Lutheran and oecamc^ a mem.ber of 
the Alpine Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford. John dropped out 
one half way through seventh grade. AbovJt five years later, he started 
attending a Covenant Church regularily, but h's attendance ha.l dropped 
since that time. The youngest of the Wailen children, iViarjorie was 



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babtised by a Methodist minister while an infant. She started attending 
Lutheran Sunday School at age four, and is still attending at age eleven. 

The iVallens attended family reunions on Margaret's side (Moore) 
for many years. At Christmas time, all would gather at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Victor 3. Moore, Sr. Both sides of the immediate family 
gathered at the '.Vallen's on Thanksgiving. Both sets of grandparents 
would come to help celebrate birthdays with cake and icecream. Per- 
haps the most memorable occasioro were the celebrations on the fourth 
of July. The Wallen family would sit on the top floor of Stewarts 
Parkin? Garaece and watch the city fireworks. There were never many 
people on the garage roof. Only a few of the employees and tneir 
families were there. But all agreed they probably had the best 
seats in town to watch the foreworks display. 

Ralph worked at the Stewarts Parking Garage, part-time from October 
of 195^ through May of I965. Just before quiting there he started 
working at Pella Products located on Airport Drive in Rockford, He 
is still there part-time. All this while, Ralph was working full-time 
as a Rockford firefighter. On April 1, 197^. he celebrated his 
twentieth an^'iversajry on the department. 



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rfJ^'ijjo't 9i!;r no snox^B'idsIoo sriJ 9i9w ?:rtox8Booo sIcfBrfomem tsotsi sfft sgBri 

aJ-i^we^c. "^o '^i:>oi1 qoj srlj no Jxa bluow y;limB't hsIIbW sriT .yloL ^c 

Y/tJ?m ^svsn oisw s'leriT .q-AiowbilJ yd'io siiJ riotgw briB siSBisD BnisfiB*^ 

-Txan.t bni^ Eeyyoiqme sfii" "io wel b ylnO ."^ooT s'heib^ srlt no siqoeq 

JcsG 3;id bfiri v.IdBcfo'-iq ysn: bssiSB LLb tuQ .sierid" 9T9W ssiiiiaB'i 

,yi?.[q8xb 8."Hiow9Tol Slid" r!od"BW o& nwot nx 8i"BS8 

•^BdotoJ fTiO-il SQiiJ^iBq ,9Bi"i.s^'. -anx:?;'-!/,.! e^iBWsd'c: 9fiJ J-B bgTliow riqiBfl 

botiBcCfe eri oisrlT -^niJ^xup s-to'lec :t-aijU .c<^?i "io ysM rl;5uoirid-' •li$:9I ^o 

■-^H .b-ioi>[:joH nx svxaO j-ToqixA no beisool stoijboi*^ i?Il9'=i d-B ^nx>'iow 

smxd'-I [ul: 5inx^''xow bbw ilqxBH ,9iifiw axrid IIA .smidsfiBq STgrid" Ilita ai 

air! csJBicfsIso sri .-t-^S'QI ,1 IxiqA nO .•sad'riisi'igil'i biolJlooH b bb 

,d-n3rf;d-2Bq9b 9dJ- no yixiS'xevx'hB rii-axdridwJ' 



WALTERS, I^IARY GERTRUDE IVAmFPV 1936- 



I 



LKASK TYI'I':: I'LKASI', PI.ACr; TIIKSE SUKKTS AT THE FRONT 1' TllM SECOND COPY OK YOUR 
AMIl.Y HISTORY. 

ear (;()nlributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history ran be ma do more iisiMul to historians and 
lliers studvln)', American ramilies, we a |- e asking you I o fill out t ii e forms 
clow. Tills will take you only a few minutes, and will be e .1 s 1 1 v made o v e 1 
nlo an Index which will permit archive users ready access to just those 
inds of family histories needed. 



S U R V i; Y 



Your name 'fA^X-VU Xv^yv)V ^ ^ 1^^ \\e^'> 
Date of f n r m -^ 'ftpyt \ ,X~i > ^74 

Your college: Roc k Valley Col lege 
Rockford, Illinois 




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

_Before 1750 ,/ 1 750-1800 1800-1850 

18 5 0-1900 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 (Mas s ., Conn ., R . 1 . ) \,^ \\ iddl e A t 1 a n t i c (N . Y . , I' e n na . , N 

Va.) South Atl an t ic (Ca . , Fla . ,N . C . ,S .C . ) ilast South Central 

(l,a . ,Miss . , Al a . , Tenn , Ky . ) Wijst South Cen t r a 1 ( Ar k . , N . M . , Te .x . , Ok . ) 

East North C e n t r a 1 ( Mi ch . , Oh 1 o , I n d . ) \^ P a c i f i c ( C a 1 . , Wa s h . ) 

dlawa 1 1 ,A I aska)_t^;l_ ( I 1 1 . , Wise.,) 

Please check all occiipation.il categories in which members o I your 
family whom you have discussed in this paper have found themselves. 



j/_M i n i n J 



_y/__ Farming 

__j^_T ransportation Big Business 

^^ i'rofessions ^ Industrial Labor_ 



^/ Shopkeeping or small business 

_M anufacturing 

^^ 1 h e r T^o.'.--e t-t»c Sevv^v<-e > _ 



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



Roman Catholic Jewish Presbyterian Methodist 

Baptist Episcopalian Congregational Lutheran 

Quaker ^ Mormon y^ Other Protestant _>^_'^ the r ( name) ^v-ef^ Ov|ttpA^5^__ 

What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 



Swedish Other Scandinavian German ^French 

Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans lias Lorn lairopc 

Jews ^ Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish /^ British Native Americans over several t", (;■ n e r a t. i on s 

East Asian Other(Name) 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

1/ Interviews with other ^ Family Bibles \^ Family Cenea logics 

family members Land Records The U.S. Census 

y V italRecords 

/ Photographs Maps X Other (Lti+^rS^ 



FAM I l,Y DATA 



Grandfather (your father's sld e ) 

Name ^ s/ cKi\ 'V-ejX ^o V ^ Current Residence 

Date of birth {%'l3 Place of birth T'e 't'c^ v' o^^ g J 1 9 «^ t- I O - 

Date of de.ath. \r,^tXyj~me[/\ W'<^O-^i£>0 Pl ace of burial " p't- \oc ejs i2^ \(>\ Ct^v^ u<^ 

Education(number of years); .-^ 

grade school_^i/__ high school ': vocational college 

DcrupationCs) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 



I s t -^cV\~V>Ne V 



Dates 



(after leaving home) 
1st nev-e.^ \eCf Dates — 



2 n d < ro^K<,^^ U^Z'rSe.S j^r D ate s 

3rd Dates 



4 th 



Dates 



.2nd 
_3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 
_D a t e s 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n (^ ^c -e ^ (^ i.-<r K c ci o x- 

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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother '^t=.\ pi^^ ^ fi, \('sc^\^ \.c<~ date > '^ ^ 6? 

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

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name roAo>,^a_ C .v- u '^ r&V/'LV>- Curren t Residence ~- 

Date of birth \3.JA Place of birth '^'JcVO i^y (.fj i^i^' l.<^_ 

Date of death b cW><L^ n V V b <J - (,6 Place of burial "[g-g \ 0^ l'^i> y [So\ o. c\.\r-o^ 

Education (number of years): -p 



grade school 
college ______ 



i4 



liigh school 



vocational 



Occupation (s) 



PLACE OF RESIDI'.NCE 
.. (after leaving home) 

1 s t -y^ V C^e \- o-vC"tAgr D a t es [ t ^ o -("c^ Aiuj is t 'B e\ o\}fti D ate ^jJL^^ta iJMI^^ 



2nd 
Ird 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



2nd 
3rd 

4 th 



Dates 
D a t e s 
Dates 



Religion (^srC-^Jf^ D \-^^ v Oci o /. 

Political party, civil or social t:lubs, sororities, etc. "^ 



c\v.]^date ]S.^(1- 




If your lather was raised 'io age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative )',Ive tliat data on t lu' back ol this |i.i;',e 
(A- 2) . 



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



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of blrth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade schoo 1 h igh school 

College 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



Religion 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd 
3rd_ 
4 th 



voca tional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

D a t e s 

D a t e s _______ 

D a t e s 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
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 

coll ege 



vocational 



Occupation(s) 

Is t 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 
Dates 



_lst_ 

-2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Da tes 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 
Name S> I > (X!^ RjVc-Viie Lang- 



Current Residence 



Date of birth QAg^rc U >^\ I K^'Z Place of birth \)y\-. Mell\C t^ .Q ^i£oi P £Z Gv^m:U 
Date of death vYXg^^cK ^. I ^1 q '^ Place of burial Bu VO b f >mj ^. tr X . . Coi/^d^cU. 
Kducatlon (number of years): 



grade s c h o o 1 j^ 

Oe I- u pa t Ion (s ) 
Is t \-c'.:^v-rv\e \r 
2 n d _ __________ 

3rd 

4 th 
R 



high school 



voca 1 1 ona 1 



college 



< 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
^•^^^' , (after leaving home) j 
D ate s \' i'i'^f^Mcik 1 s t ^ocJIxpfN^t -fET D ate Sc.,^^^^ l^f'i W(WD> ; 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_2nd_ 
.3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



I' <) 1 i I i (■ a ] parties, civil or s o c: i a 1 clubs, I r a t c r n i t i t' .s , i? t c . vj ^ t-jfi t lv rO_ 

O'Ni.iw^'f-O-'^ Qi^^V-bc- VnvkCj-^ ^ p. t . T ■ Cc^i^c^A o- A . , , 

P ; a c e uf marriage to your gr andmo th er -^ ^'^^ '^ ^iJL^^j^MJ\^ 7'A\J.9)P^ ^ ' 

NOri'; : If your mother was raised by a stepfatlier or another r l' 1 a t i v e (Ld 
age 18) give that data on the back ol t li i s page (C-l) 



Grar.d mother (your mother's side) 
Name GrtPr't'lTud -^ (VV^ fiKv|\\pS 



Current Residence 



Date of birth ^Jxj .-^-e ^"7 \ ['%'i'^ Place of birth {i\<j rraiu H^*-^"^-" K\nt^!> Pel.6:^ti 



Date of d e a t h ^^^^ S -n ' 'i ~7 S 

Education (number of years) 
grade school \D high school 



Place of burial t3^r>pO «~'A Pt 1 Cc^KL 



~-^- 



p>,-v>-vC* 



vocational 



e vAjc^^'ft 



Occupation(s) 
1 si 



— c o 1 ] e g e 3 , 

PLACE OF ri:sidi:nce 

(alter leavin)', home) 
Uocl T^c vcKek- DatesA-Wcl I'^Cj -iq^'t 1 s t.U^lii'l't.St.rttU^^^^GuU Dal es c^J,L^T\({c\-|SCi 

2ndf(/>cfep0 ^v\eS ;ViC ^CrK^K Dates l^2'^\ -^/<1?57 2nd <,'c^^bGe-'t~.^t1/d/i I'-i 1 <-■■■■ ' ^^^"^ - ' ^"^^ 

^ y^"" '--^•^■-"^•^ ,^v;T\^ivir/x.xv»^ - uje<* .>o.-Ma vv^a^-I 

3rd Dates 3rd P\ g5vJciUo S^-Hs Dates | ^ ^9- 'V'^^'. 

4 th^ Dates 4 th Da t es ^ 

Religion };-\\ (ic\ \- K W vC K '^ Cc'-l^c^.oC>- 

Political party, rivLI or social clubs, sororities, etc. U '^ l^JX*^ 't^ *'^ 

I'iacc of marriage to your g r a n d f a Lh e r Qi ^ \^rfS\Ji \i r<.r-ho v^ ?' £! Q(X^ ■ l^-'' ^ t'rjiAcciu^ -^-b I'ilo'' 
NOTI',: 11 your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (in 

'^' ^* gi-ve thart dAta on the back of this page (D-:') 



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



Name 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupation(s) 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vo cational 



col lege 



.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 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 



Occupation(s) 

Is t 

2nd 

3rd 

Ath 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence 
Place of biribh 



Place of burial 



vocational 



ct) 1 Icy 



lst_ 
2nd 
.3rd 
Ath 



PI>ACE OF RESIDKNCI' 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Da tes_ 

Dates 

Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



TalTT'-'ti 



ILIIDRKN of A & B (or A-2-or B-2 )' - your f a the r ' s ' n.me sf. ou 1 d a^pen r below 

_o c c u p ,1 1 i o n ^^ir ireci _ 



" I a c- o of birth -gelopeH '^ 



oa^ifjL/ 



N limber of years of schooling > ; ^ \c,-, c ^ rt, 
R '^' ■'^ ' '' '' '1 ^" t^ 1Seloc-eH ■ QuL a/vo^ Mar i t a 1 Statu 
N limber of children ___5 Death d 



da t e_o-Uow 



l?^\S" 



>^<^ ccupatio n , i ^ »: n r.ico /i _ 



Ince of birth i^e\^,i^4-^ ( >.. :\Cy; ^ .'a. date_j 

umber of years of schAolin^ ^r^'^nc^/1. Oc 



decu;^-, ^i- v-__£LS_dt<>tkt^i til 



c.^K_ 



e s i d e n c e ^Ipoe-k , '3o l^p V ^c^- Mar j t a 1 Statu 
umber of children ~^ 3___ Death 



»\ K nc -\/ /L ccupatio n i^xii-^-e. 



N a m c- ^^h>: ll]i'-*??^'SL^J<ci^ 

IMaee uf birth ^g^lcoe-K^ ,3 . \r.va^\cL. '"'l''__^A^ 

Number ot years of schooling ^ y^ ^ ^ 6^ r^ Oecupat 

Residence 

Number of children 



Oe (■ upa t I 11 



Marital Stat u.s 

_d e a t h ci v^ _ bt Co .-fc. 



Name ^n^^JJ<^«*£f _SLikc_Vi_^Ci!^*^C] 

Place of bir th_Be\oi. ^ts ^ ^ ^ \c.<? ^>^\^--^ d a t o j .^ ^ ^ c ^ rv- 

Number of years, of schooling \._v-. K ,^ o.^ ^ Oc c u pa t i on ^ ^_fco 

R e side n c e BeJ^jJ^eJl v 3»..zW>ic^ .M-' r i t a 1 Stat us v^c\>^^-^r:d _ 

f childreil S^ _ Death '__ 



_»vvA\rV^M V ►l^ I *jj ^&i^ v^<i t'l''-'' 



Number oi 

Name Jy/an W [^ ^^j-^e'r ^ 

Place of birth 'g^ Uoe-b ^ ?:>,-. U.c^v ici^ d 

Number of years of s choo ling — 

R e s i d e n c e__ ^ MaTi tal Status 

Number of children - death ok'S^ 

N a m e 

Place of birth___ dati 

Number of years of schooling 



^^^ ^ >^ ^ >"'c -J.1 

Occupation — 



v_ivg.n S_Ta I I. .Cs_t5i6ul='M - >4t'cu/^ u',-1 tut 



^i^ 



R e s i d e n c 

Number of children 

Name 

Place of birth 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation _ 



d a t 



Number of years of schooling^ 

R e s i d e n c e M a r i t a 1 Status 

Number of children death 



Name 

P 1 a c (■' o f liTr't h " 

Number ot years of 

Res i d e n c e 

Number of children 



Oc c upa t ion 



date 

scliooling, 

Marital S ( a 1 11 s 

deaLli 



Oecupat 1 



Name 

1' 1 1 c e ^TTf^'b irth ~ 
N uiiib e r of years o 
Res i deuce 



da I e 

schooling 

Ma r 1 I a 1 St a t 11 

dea t h 



Oecupat ion 

Ma r 1 I a 1 St a t 11 s 

N limber ol children , ^ . .'^deatli 1. n'.r.. . •- .. 






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



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 



Res idence 

Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 



Res idence 

Number of children 



Marital Status 

death 



_Occupation_ 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 
Res idence 



Number of children 



Mar ital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 



Residence 

Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation_ 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of children 



death 



Occupa t ion 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling_ 
Res idence 



Number of children. 



Mar i tal Status 
death 



Occupation^ 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 



Oc cupa t ion 



Residenc e 

Number of children\ 



Marital Status 



death 



10 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

N limb I" r of children 



Marital Status_ 
death 



Oc c upa t ion_ 



Your Father 



Name 






<\A\Wo luaY^c^t(J'^^r)cc^). Current Residence lS^'\-C^U Sj'e^^^o^l^ 
Date of birth SepT^^v^Ur 16 v U9.S Place of b irth B>elct'e-k fF^r^ie>>-lw C-^'^^ AWrA) Eoltjaha- 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade schoo 1 Ufi t^not^n h igh schoo 1 ^~ v ocational 



coll ege v/H^Knt^>;/^ | 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE ; 

(uia.'V^ir b'-^) ^ (after leaving home) | 

1 s t tO:r|c:.eA\n S-bi>e({udt1<j Dates lOll - \q\^ Is t T^u f^^a ^C^ i'V^'^ ^a-K Pat e s I'-jl l- Kj/ ^! 

2nd S-J-iZel Y^.>.nr Dates |M|i/-4- \ '^(\B 2nd \ ~g>^^ jK, ,^ VUsS- Dates liayHg^fji ' 

3rd c?^^de*lr^ o. ^^C^iern't'a Dates \9l6— h1 J- */ 3rd X)o<\3yorM , /V\t>.SS . Da t e s X^^r'^cS^. 

4 th (7r(^erM ./lla s ^.G-en. D ate s ^J^ K'^ ~n^'^ 4 t h "?> J ^ Pt.\o , !J ^, Date sirVl- fc 

Religion g ^-^ S-bg*^rv (.(^v-t'^lc'j Q^-VKc A^/: 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. \J /\^f\ti.^>1- 



[o |\o^J 



H 



Place of marriage to your mo ther '^-bA-^n iWc^ S S date fApn ^ <^ . ' "H >^ *? I 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that datnj 
onthebackofthispage.(E-2) i 



Your Mo the r 



Name £hf^^CL plgl-enOcL L<a> H-'^ 
Date of birth {'e\)r\j du r^ ^1 \^oH 



Current Res i dene e Sc^^ 3^ti.c >>a"T& .C^*-^- 



Date of death 



Place of birth ScOtkpc>~T^ Pv-M^c e £clu ><.;>x i \s-Cu 
Place of burial 

— V ocationa 1 ji^UrS -L^fY c o 1 1 e g fhi^^z&i.'::^ 



Education (number of years) 

grade school \_0 h i gh;-- s choo 1 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE .'"j, 

(after leaving home) . /'^io"* 
1st tf(XcUet~o-f i;v^^>AC^ -t -^Kc.tTf\a'vl Dat e s uboat i'^ jl7-KJdls t Bcski^^ A/1ca.^S . Da t e s^QJ^j^ 

2 n d SgC.j^ Ui.lieC^T)frj ^.TcvTe ! Dat e s IM^fO K/S* I 2 n d p> (.■)!. {d^'^O. ^ Ik sS » £i t e s ^p 'lq^c^ ' 

(,^.«L.>l^^c.^s J -Rep. _ P" 

3rc y^a\Tv-f;^;cJc<iwsWo.^v:r^>^-r.-J-<^J ates . I^f^fj- l^i^ l 3rd V^c SJ-^-'^^ ^ki.5 Da t es ) jVD ItJVj 

^th L'icVcfrcvA'iotxcvl ^.;v-se. Dates H 5"8" -Jo r^c ^0 4 th i>u f.i:>v t^cj ^ M^s5 Pa t es /'^'^j'/yfy 
Re 1 1 g 1 o n ij^ .- b(j f L '. r^l rf (;■.^.. cU (:i If^k dl^^ ^ ?.-e^U^i^^-'^cu^) /no lO fno>rn.cf%- 
Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. (j ir ^ K f-^ c ^^ /X- 

Place of marriage to your f a t he r Bt-^i'c)'^ . JD^^SS ' date rVpki I 9 v IJi^^S 

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 ^Kj yi.<\ ^ 'f ^^C^'O Q \ 5 '^\'~a.\ Qp r y 

Date of birth O^NcOjT J '^ "^ 3 Place of birth "R^yxl-e \s liXi >cL 

Date of death H P r t j ij f \ ]L S Place of burial -pi ws,^c..,-fW . jVI j] 

Education (number of years) . 

grade school ^ high school u tA\C\\;HjfX voca t lonal college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

-, .. (afterleavinghome).l 

1st pv^b^aC,^!^ MbShl M PyxJeHC pates "? - ( Q y- 2 1st OnKJl^\.On~ Dates 

2nd ?.ocvA Co*^. S-nv>e Dates \^'i 1. - ' 2nd (^'-^Mon ^ /Tli^S 3 ■ Dates 



7 _ 



3 r d (^ua.V-"(^-"S^'\cltyu.^aJ€K D a t e s ^ 3 r d P^^V-^Uv-a^ /VlftJS - D ate sjq^'J 

4th f^>-! Srv,\ck:cc'tAC-t'S5iQ/l'' Dates l^ri> — 1 4th ^'rsc.\\^>^ {^(kS5 Dates J'^^v l' 

Religion j^tyt-^ta-r^ ^ aJCUoVvC 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. v^ «^Cr>cv>o • 

PLace of marriage to your mother v_; r\<cr>Ou^ *\ Date 'S>cc. 0^'*> t ^ </ A 

F-2 Stepmother w^v-t4.^-e ^V,* ,v..^ Kc.U^ l--a ^ S^.. -oci 

% 



,<^<. - 



Name 



Date of birth Place of birth 



1 

Date of death Place of burial 

Education (number of years) 

grade school high school vocational college \ 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates Is t Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates__ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



4 th Dates 4 th Dates_ 

R e 1 i g i o n 



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

Place of marriage to your father date_ 



J 



10 

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

Name Tcccn Frtxocds [.^o~r>o^'\ 

Place of birth Bg-^-t^n^<;.;V^ir, iVluS^. i>ate of birth I>c c e.,v^ W ^ q | ^ ?,9 

Number of years of schoolJing Ijf Occupation Wc^ 'led $<- c y -etf-y M , 

Res Idence -Toi-rcvrice ^ Cf'~^- Marital Status <,v^c-||tJ. ! 

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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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SOUUCES 

Jack Lyster Lane. . .family records 

E. Florence Lane Trainor. . .records and letters 

Gertrude Lane... legal papers, and stories told to me 

Janet Kilgour Haswell. . .conversations with relatives 

Edward Ivanoff. . .pictures 

Mian Ivanoff .. .letters and pictures 

I-ary Ivanoff Walters '.. .scrapbooks and memories 






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^lV Paternal Grandfather: Ivan PETKOFF 

Ivan Fetkoff was presumably born in the small village of 
Surt-AIan (now Belovets), Bulgaria, about I860, 

l^y Paternal Grandmoth er: Todo ra CRUSTEVA 

Todora Crusteva was presumably born in tJie same village 
of Surt-Alan, Bulgaria, about 1870, 

Ky Paternal Grandparents Together: Ivan and Todora 

Ivan and Todora were presviriably married about 1890, and 
made their home in Surt-Alan. They had eight children, but 
lost two — a boy and a girl — before their third child, Kilan, 
was born in 1893» Following Kilan, came Petko, >ilka*, Angel, 
Karin, and Ivan, who died while still a baby. 

Vy Father: Milan IVANOFF (PETKOFF, now dropped) 

Kilan 's family was very poor, as were most of the families 
in the village. Surt-Alan consisted of about 200 families — all 
farmers. Some of the people m.ay have been Greek or Turkish 
because Kilan learned to speak some Greek and Turkish as a boy. 



* 1 wrote in larch to my Aunt Kilka, who still lives in the 
village. Ky father translated my letter for nie, and as of 
today I have not received an answer. 



According to T ilan, his father worked for the governrent, 
and was seldom home. 1 don't know the nature of the work. 

^ ilan felt that his mother loved him very rr.uch, but she 
sometimes said that sfe wished he were a pi rl so that he could 
help her v/ith her housework. As often as he could, he ran 
errands' for her, ?nd helped in that way. 

The Petkoff's house n.ust have been quite primitive, Win- 
dows were covered with something akin to paper, and furniture 
was virtually non-existent. There were no beds, no chairs, and 
only one table, used for preparing food; the family sat on 
the floor to eat. They slept en a heavy, wool-fil 1 ed mattress, 
several people sharing the area, and covered themselves with 
woolen covers. 1 think that moro than one famiily may have lived 
together, since my father mentioned living with uncles. 

In Mian's youth, there was no church in Surt-Alan, 
so the family used to go to another village, five or six 
miles away, for religious events. Ivan and Todora were, 
according to Filan, very religious members of the Greek 
Orthodox faith, h^^^-i^^ r-) tix«^ o.Jlj .Oen-t -fo ^-\-.^.<-U .^^ SpeCl^vUvV^S, 

Mian rarely played games as a child; he had very little 
free time. There was a gramjaar school for the boys and girls 
of the village, and when he wasn't in school he was helping .; 
his mother, or working on a farm with his uncles. (He didn't 
say who ovmed the farms.) Mian liked school, and he was i 

proud because he and one other boy were the "A" students. 

Mian can recall one oft-repeated family anecdote: He 
had a young uncle who had talked a girl into running away 
and eloping vdtb himi. The couple was hiding out at the i 

Petkoff home, and Mian was the only other person at home. m 



The girl's father carce to the house, and when he found out 
thst all the doors were locked, he got very angry. He pushed 
a long stick through the paper-covered windows and started 
shouting and cursing, "lay your children be blind and crippled!" 

Before any real (iamage v;as done. Father Fetkoff and an- 
other u«cle came home and told the angry ran to go away and 
let his daughter alone, because she wanted to be the yoiang 
ir.an's legal wife. 1 guess the ir:atter was settled after that. ;' 

F.ilan emigrated to the U.S.A. due to a strange, last- [ 

minute change of plans. His father had made plans to make i 

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the trip, had all the arrangements taken care of, and had i 

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had N.ilan drive hiiri and two or three other men into town in \ 

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a horse-drawn wagon. At the last minute, Ivan said he wasn't | 

going and I^ilan was to go in his place. So off Mian wenti 
^ilan doesn't know what the cost of the trip was, but 
he went by rail (v/itli a second cousin who handled the money ) 
to Rotterdam, Holland, and from there he had third class 
passage on a ship sailing to New York, There was an epidemic 
of some kind at Ellis Island so the ship was diverted to 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. From Halifax, Kilan went to 
Montreal, and froir. ^"ontreal to the U.S. Port of Entry at 
Niagara Falls, New ''ork, July , 1911. Apparently, a group of 
about ten Bulgarians went into New York together. I^ilan, at 
17, was the only boy in the group, all the ethers were be- 
tv/een 20 and 30 years old. 

He spoke no English; he recalls tliat everything sounded 
funny to hin, at first. It wasn't Dong until he felt homesick, 
but he couldn't go home, so he found ways to get along. 



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Kilan was too young to work in the steel mills — that is 
apparently what his father liad planned to do — so he took a job 
as a v/ater boy at a stone quarry in Pekin, N.Y., not far from 
Niagara Falls* He saved his r.oney, spent practically nothing, 
and in tvro years had $."^00 in the bank, Py the end of 1913, he 
was out'of work, and living in a room in Lackawanna, near 
Buffalo, New York, Other Bulgarian irrjnigrants came looking for 
work — but there were no jobs, ^.ilan helped some of them from { 

time to time. He m.et one Bulgarian that he took a liiing to; i; 

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the ran v:as about 30 years old and his name v/as George Diir.i- ^ 

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troff. Nilan took George home for a night, and decided to take f 

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hin^ in as a roommate. They picked up a double bed, mattress, F 

sheets, and blankets, and George had a home . Pretty soon, p 

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more Bulgarians came to Lackawanna, and N ilan found room for | 

two more roommates. Another double bed, more sheets and blank- f 

f: 

ets, and everybody had a place to sleep, ^ilan's landlady 
charged $10,00 a month for rent, cooking (she didn't supply 
the food, though), and washing their clothes. 

None of the men v/ere working, so ^ ilan paid for every- 
thing and George kept the expense account. later, in 1914, 
all four got jobs at the lackawanna steel mills, and when 
the men had enough money they paid I'.ilan what they owed. 

Mian worked and saved, until he had ^,2000. GO in 1916, h 

He wanted to save five or six thousand dollars to take back ;' 

to Bulgaria to buy land, but George told him, to stay in the 
U.S. and go to school. They looked through the tv/o Bulgarian •■■ 

newspapers that they subscribed to, and read about American ] 

International College, Springfield, fass. 



Mian v/ent to Springfield, and he enrolled at AIC in 
September, 1916, He apparently did not go to high school in 
Bulgaria, because he took high school courses at AIC. Besides 
attending school, he worked at a maternity hospital in Spring- 
field, and so it took hirr until 1924 to earn his high school 
diploma. (George Dimitroff had told Milan that he should study 
to become a doctor. Perhaps the long years it took to get 
through high school discouraged ^.ilan, and made hirr. turn to 
a different goal within tie medical profession.) 

Armed W3.th his diploma, Mian went to Boston, looking for 
a higher-paying job. He enrolled in a course at the F.ass. Gen- 
eral Hospital — a training program for orderlies. He v/as paid 
$10,00 a week, plus room, board, and uniform^s. He graduated 
from the program in 1926, and as a graduate orderly he received 
$20,00 a week, board, and uniforms; but he had to find his own 
room outside of the hospital. In 1928, he began to specialize 
in private cases. When he was taking care of one of his patients 
in Winchester he miet a young nurse-in-training from Prince 
Edward Island, Canada. She was Erma Florence Lane, 

THS LANES 

Kv y.aternal Grandfather: Silas Ritchie LANE fc His Pred ecessors 

John Lane, my great grandfather's grandfathier, was born 
in 1750, in F ountniellick , Ireland, in the county of leix. John 
and his second wife, Joyce J yster, the youngest daughter of 
William Lester* (Esquire), also of ^ ountmellick, emigrated to 
Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1^19; they landed on the isle 
on the sixth day in Kay, 

* the name change is confusing, but correct according to records 



John and Joyce had eight children — six boys and tv;o girls; I 

and it has not been detenr.ined yet if all their children accom- ;f 

panied then to Canada. (A son ani daughter fror: John's first ff. 

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marriage definitely renained in Ireland.) % 

The lanes settled at f-.t. rMellick, P.E.I. ; they apparently i^ 

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bought a-farni (230 acres) there, and built a log cabin on it, '[ 

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The fanr., still being fanr.ed today by Samuel or Lodge Lane, ';' 

is situated at Pownal Bay, Queens, also known as Lane's Hill. %\ 

The cellar hole of tlie cabin is still evident. About a mile "r^ 

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from the Lane homestead, there is a church — the United Church \ 

of Canada (formerly the Fownal F.ethodist Church.) ^any of the | 

Lanes are buried in the adjoining cemetery. t 

John and Joyce's children were: William, Philip, John, p" 

Joseph, Edv/ard, Samuel, Sarah, and Jane. Philip, born in Eyne, | 

Queens, Ireland, about 1795, was my grandfather's grandfather. I 

Not much is known about him, but strangelv enough, he married | 

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a girl by the nan.e of Lydia Lyster, who m.ay conceivably have | 

been a cousin from his r^iother's side of the family, ^hilip k 

was 24 v;hen his parents left Ireland, so it is possible that f 

Lydia was born in Ireland and enugrated also, as Philip's | 

wife or wife-to-be. No one knows for sure. & 

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^hilip and Lydia Lane had four children: Josiah, William |^ 

Richey, Jane, and Samuel. Information isn't clear concerning '{ 

Josiah, hut William, their second son, was born in September, ? 

l'?29» L't. y.ellick. Queens, P.S.I. ';Vhen he was yj years old, ■/' 

William married '^riscJlla V/eatherbee who was 19. Priscilla ;' 

was born at f'ownal, P.E.I. , and her father was William ^^ 

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Weat'i.erbee, a Ignited Empire Loyalist. Weatherbee had been t. 



given land near Truro, Nova ocotia, but the land was very poor 
and nearly impossible to farra, so the family had noved to P.E.I. 

Over the next twenty years, Willian Richey Lane and his 
wife '^riscllla produced eight chiliren: Hannah Jane, Albert 
?'orton, ^hilip "enry, Isaac Lyster, Silas Ritchie, William 
Caleb, HWith Sabrina, and Ira iesley. The Lanes continued to 
farr., and when ';/illiam died of heart disease in 1F?97, the 
family farm was left to three of the youngest children: Silas, !' 
Sdith, and Ira (called by his middle name of -Vesley.) The three 
sold the farm in I'.t. T-ellick and bought another one near South- |' 
port, Queens, ^.E.I. The new farm covered about 100 acres, \ 

part of which came to be known for its excellent apples. They • 
also had sheep, horses, and 22 milk cov;s. And there was a "big [ 
old farmhouse ,'' i 

At the turn of the century, since it was the proper thing | 
to do, the Lanes took their turn at boarding one of the local 
schoolteachers. A certain teacher came to board and ended up 
as part of the fainily. The teacher was Gertrude ^.ay Phillips. 

THE PHILLIPS' 



y.y K^ternal Grandmo ther: Gertrud e !■• ay PHILLIPS & H er Predecessors 

According to my great-uncle Albert Phillips, the family ^' 

is deGCenied from. French Hugenots who v/ere driven from France '-** 

in the 1700's. '^liey left France and made their way to Ireland; :v' 

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from Ireland to P.E.I. , Canada, and some continued west across ^ 

Canada. ^, 

Henry Phillips is the first family mer.ber that we have 

been able to tr-ack down. He v/as born about 1^09, presumably 



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in ■.Ja?u93. Sometime before If^Uf^^ Henry came to P.E.I, from the f. 

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Isle of Guernsey. In Canada, he met and married J^ary Ross, a •? 

Canadian, born about l^lo, at Kinross, Kings, P.E.I. (It has ^^ 

been said that lary had to have her leg amputated when she [; 

was in her 60 's, and spent hor reinaining years on crotches.) j' 

The- couple lived in l^niite Sands, Kings, P.E.I. , and there iv 
seven children were born to them: Charles, James, 'Villiam, 
I'ary, Susan, George (He was killed by Indians in 1375 or 1376, 
west of Salt Lake City, Utah,) and John. William was my grand- 
mother's father. 

William Phillips was born in 1^52, and his wife, ^ ary Ann 
Foster, was born in 1853 on Christmas Day — December 25. 

Nary Ann's birth place was Gharletteto\-m, Queens, P.E.I. 
Of her parents, only her mother was a native Canadian. Her 
father, John roster, had been born in Ireland, 1327. For part 
of his life he had worked as a ship's cook or steward; he 
sailed all over the world. He once told about being on a 
ship that ran the blockade at Savannah, Georgia during the 
Civil War. 'lihen he retired, he operated a small grocery store 
near the Prince Street School in Charlettetown. He used to 
to sell candy to the school children, 

William Phillips and !■ ary Ann Foster were married in 
I37if in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. They lived there 
for awhile, and two of their children '-^rc born in the U.S.A. 
— Henry James, 1376, and Florence Emmaline, 1373, According 
to stories my grandmother heard, William "took a lung dis- 
ordery and decided to return to P.E.I. Apparently he also 
missed country living, he didn't like being in the city of 
Providence, 



'.Then the Phillips' returned to '^/hite Sands, William's 
mother was widowed and living alone. So V/illiam, who was a 
carpenter, built a house next to hers. Later, he moved the 
whole house to a lO-acre plot of land about a mile outside 
of !• urray Harbor, and there he ad ied a porch to it. In that 
house, thre Phillips children grew up. In addition to Henry 
and Florence (born in Rhode Island), there were three more 
children born in furray Harbor: Gertrude, 18S2; Albert, 1^36; | 

and George, 1889. '^ 

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'Villiam and Kary Ann's children must have had a relatively :-. ; 

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good education for the times. 1 know that George became a ^ 

railroad engineer; he retired (with a pension, 1 presume) and '^ 

was given a pass that allowed hin. to travel any railroad in I 

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the U.S. and Canada. i 

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Gertrude attended a country school for 10 years, then 

went to Prince of Wales College, Charlettetown, where she 

earned a teaching certificate. At that time. Prince of ',Vales 

College would have been similar to grades 11, 12, and the 

freshman year at a U.S. university. 

Some time after 1901, Gertie Lane began to teach at 

'//hite Sands, 

V'Y Katernal Grandparents Together: Silas and Gertrude 



Silas was still farming with sister Edith and brother t 

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Wesley in the town of Southport, when, some time after 19^1, ■ 

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the family boarded a young schoolteacher from White Sands, i 

The school teacher eventually ''stole the bachelor's heart" h 

and on February 28, 1908, Silas ani Gertie were married, ,j 

After the marriage, Edith and 'Vesley left the farm in Ij 
Silas' care and v/ent to Saskatchev/an to homestead. Silas sold 



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BIRTHS 

Date of Birth June" '^7, l*:;/!?. Sex Fansle.. 
Place of Birth ^^te Sands, -. ^.I. 

Name of Father Tilliam Pbillir)s. 

Occupation of Father Cr.nenter. 



Maiden name of Mother ^'■"^'y A. Foster, 
Hr. Bprnes. . 



Name of l^hysician 
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Name of Parent 
or other person 
making return 



Henry J. Phil lips. 



Registered at -hnrlottetov/n,;, I'Hh. day of 

March A I) 194 ^S- 

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Deputy Registrar Genera! 



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his sheep, cows, and approximately 50 of the original 100 acres, 
and he and Gertie far-ied the rest of the land. 

They raised most of their own food: veg9tables, fruits, 
chickens, pigs, anJ a cow or two for meat, butter, and milk, 
Gertie "put-up" (canned) all kinds of fruits and vegetables, 
and stored apples, potatoes, squash (and everything else that 
would keep) in the cellar. Nothing was wasted and supplies 
were used carefully so that there would be food from one season 
to the next. 

Very few goods were bought at stores, but when it was 
necessary to buy something, the family took a horse and buggy 
(horse and sled in winter) and drove into Charlettetown — there 
were no stores in the country. 

Like most farm wives, Gertie had a weekly routine to keep 
up with all the work. One iay for cleaning, another for washing, 
ironing, sewing and so on. She was fortunate in that she had 
her own washing machine; it wasn't electric, rather it was 
a model that was turned by hand, Fridays or Saturdays were her 
baking days. She baked everything the family would need for a 
week, including bread, rolls, pies and cakes, and the things 
had to last * 

My Nother: Erma Florence LANE 

Silas and Gertie ha 1 two children: Erma Florence, bom 
February 9,190Q; and Priscilla f ay, born September 14, 1914-. 
'Vhen Gertie was expecting my mother, Florence (the Erma wasn't 
used), she began to have labor pains, so she sent Silas to 
Charlettetown for the doctor, A neighbor stayed at liome to keep 
Gertie company; and before the doctor arrived, the baby was born. 



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Wnen the doctor and Silas came, there v/asn't much 
left to do. 

As Florence grew up on the farm, she was responsible 
for certain chores. She reinernbers picking strawberries in 
the springtime. The strav;berries (about an acre) were sold 
in Charletteto'.-m, and every spring Florence and some of her 
friends picked berries, and they were paid two cents for 
every quart that was picked. 

In her free time, Florence played softball, baseball, 
volleyball, checkers, and cards. She also took piano or organ 
lessons, and learned to knit. And she also liked to drive the 
family horse-and-buggy. Although there were horses on the farm, 
Florence never rode "saddle-back." 

The children went to a one-room country school, which was 
just across the field frcTin the Lane farm, (Florence said it 
was a three-minute walk.) There was a pot-bellied stove for 
heat, and I believe that one teacher taught all 10 grades. 
Although Florence attended the same school for ten years, she 
probably had several different teachers over the years. 

After country school, Florence went to Business College 
in Charlettetovm. She learned secretarial work, and when she 
graduated she stayed there and taught shorthand and typing 
for about two years. Her salary for the first year was «10.00 
a week; for the second year it was :J15.00 a v/eek. Fut Florence 
said "It was a very boring job." 

The Lane family attended the United Church of Canada, 
and Florence and her mother both taught Sunday School at one 
tir.e or another. Florence remembers teaching the Kindergarten 
class. She also filled in on the organ "sometimes." 



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In 191'''' or 1917, Florence's grandparents, //illiam and 
Kary Ann Phillips, sold their house and, after staying wit^h 
their son Albert in Saskatchewan for a year, came to live with 
Silas, Gertie, and the children. The grandparents lived in 
two rooms of the Lane farmhouse, and Florence said that she 
"didn't see all that much of them while they were with us." 
In fact, even though there were many relatives around, she 
doesn't remember the far.ilies getting together at all. 

Her grandfather Phillips kept busy with a workshop, 
a garden, and a few chickens, Florence remembers that she liked 
her grandmother Phillips because ^.ary Ann was a good cook and 
she never scolded her grandchildren. (I sense that my grand- 
mother must have scolded often, in contrast to Grandma 
Phillips' "never.") 

Silas decided to build a new house on his farm, with an 
apartment for V/illiam and Kary Ann. William made the windows, 
and was planning to help with the building, but he got sick 
( with cancer, perhaps) and died in 1919, so the plans were 
changed. N'ary Ann went to North Easton, Kass., to live with 
her daughter Florence for awhile, and v/hen she returned to P.E.I. , 
she stayed with her son Henry in Charlettetown, until she 
died in 1921. 

Silas went ahead and built the new home about 1921. It 
was a nice house for that era, well-built and stylish; and it 
is still lived in today (not by the lane family.) There were 
ten (small) rooms, and it was heated by a liot-air furnace. There 
was no indoor plumbing, thou[:h; water had to be dra»;n from an 
outdoor well. No one has mentioned it, but 1 presume that there 
was also an outdoor privy situated somewhere nearby. 



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her schooling, and moved into Charlettetown where she was close 
to her work in Business College. 

She grew tired of shorthand and typing, so she decided to 
try something else. She enrolled in a nursing pi*ogram in 
Winchester Hospital, near Boston, ^ assachusetts. And on 
September 10, 192^, Erma Florence Lane entered the U.S.A. 
via the port of entry at Vanceboro, ^-aine, 

My Parents Together: ^.ilan and Florence 

V/hila Florence was in training in Winchester, Milan cams there 
to attend to a private patient. The two met, and on April 9, 
1929, they were married. (Sometime during 1929, Florence o-wnod 
her first radio, IVhether she bought it before or after her 
marriage is not clear.) I don't know if Florence finished her 
first year of nurse's training, but Kilan did continue to nurse 
private patients. (Years later, in 1969, Florence earned her 
only nursing degree when she graduated from the Vocational 
Nursing School of California.) 

Tha couple lived in Winchester for awhile; the first three 
of the Ivanoff children may have been born there. They were: 
Jean Frances (Franny) in 1929; George Richard in 1931; and 
Edward Milan (Teddy) in 1932. 

Sometime around 1932 or 1933, ^ ilan happened to be nursing 
an elderly man, George Gammons. 'Vhen the man left the hospital, 
ha asked Milan to coma to his home in Duxbury, Mass., to take 
care of him, so Milan and his family moved to the small town, 

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livad n«ar the railroad tracks when the three oldar children were 
sp.all. They used to scars me, because they vrauld wake up very 
early in the morning, before me. And when I awoke, they would all 
be gone, I could hear the train whistling down the track. I'd 
run to the tracks, and have just enough time to look to see if 
the kids were in the way, before the train went by." (Fortunatsly, 
they never were.) 

\Vhen George Gammons died, in 1934 or 1935, he willed all his 
possessions to Kilan. F.ilan Ivanoff Petkoff, the immigrant from 
Bulgaria, had his dreams come true. He became almost rich over- 
night. He was suddenly the owner of property — three summer cottages, 
each one with a half-acre of land; he had $6000 in the bank, 
and he was a stockholder of ITT. He was really proud. He said, 
"I had a home, a car, a truck, and a pretty wife." 

But something happened to spoil his luck.,. 

The family moved to Boston, where I was born in 1936, were 
back in Duxbury by 1939, when Henry James (Harry) was bom, and 
were soon having problems. Their marriage xvas falling apart. 
They separated; Florence took the children to Boston, where she 
worked for Leslie Cutler (who was a Ilass. State Senator), and 
F.ilan remained in Duxbuiy or Boston until he moved to Buffalo 
in 1942. 

According to Milan, Florence went to Buffalo early in 1942 
to try to get the family back together again. He recalls that 
she was there on the Fourth of July. He gave her the car, the 
keys to the houses in Duxbury, and told he^ to lock up every- 
thing and bring the children to Buffalo. The next time he heard 
fron her, he had divorce papers. The marriage v/as over, 

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I'.y Self: Karv Gertrude IVAMOFF 

So far, my family history has been told to me by others. 
Th5 rest of the story is my own, from ray point of view, as I 
remember. 

There are so many years to tell about, so many events to 
share, that I'll write the highlights, year by year. 

I remember: 

1942 — I''y Grandma Lane, at about age 50, got the mumps and 
passed them on to all of her grandchildren. I bragged about how 
nine didn't hurt, and I chewed hard candies to prove it. 

I took Harry for a walk in the Boston Common and got us 
both lost. We got a ride home in a police car. 

We moved from our apartment in Boston to one of the houses 
in DuxbuiTy, in the summer. Not long afterward a doctor came to 
the house to vaccinate me for school. 

I started school at the Point School, and on the first day, 
Peter Brown hit me over the head with a shovel or something. 

1943/44 — Grades two and three ;-rere in one room at the 
Village school, second grade on the left, third grade on the 
right. 

We didn't iiave a bathroom in our house; we took baths in 
a big washtxib in the kitchen, in front of the old black, cooking 
and heating stove. I backed into the hot stove after a bath, 
and I burned my "backside". I was too embarrassed to tell ^. other, 
but she found out when she spanked me. 

A, couple of rooms v/are added on to the house — one of them 
was a bathroom, 

V/e had an old icebox on the back porch. 1 could never figure 



out how th> iceman could deliver ice all over town without 
having it all melt. 

've saved tin cans during the war. We had to take the tops 
and bottoms off*, and flatten the rest of the can. I still have 
the scar to to prove that one cover nearly tore my th\imb off. 
I went screaiiiing to my niOther with blood running down my arm. 
I was proud of the professional-looking bandage that she made. 

A friend of Mother's used to come to visit wearing a 
Kerchant T-'arine uniform. I was impressed. 

¥.y baby sister, Ann Florence, arrived. 

Sister Franny always used to pick out "There'll Be Blue- 
birds over The \^ite Cliffs of Dover" with one finger on the 
piano. 

1945 — The v^ar ended and everybody was glad. 

Fiss Sara Paulding v;as my fourth grade teacher at the 
Village School. She was firm; she broke a ruler over Bobb^/ 
Glover's head. She taught us to vrrlte viith pens, and she mixed 
our ink up from some kind of a powder and v/ater, and filled 
our little inkwells. She loved us and we loved her. 

1946 — I used to get v/hipped with a big black belt. V/hen 1 
hid to escape punishment, t-he siblings would "squeal'' on me. 

^y mother married Eugene Francis Trainor, and for awhile 
I didn't know v;hether to call miyself Ivanoff or Trainor. 

Ky perfect attendance ^record at school was broken because 
I got Scarlett fever in June, 1 was furious! 

1947 — "'e got a gas refrigerator sometim.e. It was really 
preat because v/e coul-. keep icecream at home and have it when- 
ever v/e wanted to. But v/itli six kids thei-e was never any left. 



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I v;as av/ay fron, home for the fir-st time at Girl Scout Car.p; 
Cair.p Squanto, L.iles Standish Reservation; Pljir.outb, Nass, 

Tether used to drive George and me to piano lessons. George 
played much better than I — he practiced, I didn't! 

George Dunn (another George) was my first boyfriend. VJe 
used to ice skate, play ball, go to the Gene Autry r.ovies at 
the Kigh School on Saturdays, and play monopoly sometimes. 

Franny graduated from High School and Grandma Lane paid 
her v/ay to X-ray Technician School in Boston. She left m.ost of 
her clothes at home and I was big enough to v;ear them. 

1 begged for a bicycle for m.y birthday, but the family 
couldn't afford one. So somehow Franny scraped up the mioney and 
bought roe one fromi Sears. I loved that blue bike! 

When Fran left hom.e, I had to take her place babysitting 
and cooking, because Mother alv/ays worked. Our family always 
Tianaged to "get by." We had just enough money, never any extra, 
and there v/as always a bill waiting to be paid. I hated babysitting! 

V/e had an old vri.nd-up phonograph, and records were big, 
thick 75's that broke easily. 

VJe all used to sit around the radio listening to the Lux 
Radio Theater, Inner Sanctum, Judy Canova and many more favorites. 

194g__C-eorge quit school and joined the Navy, (later, he 
finished High School and earned a B.A. in Political Science.) 

1949 — V/e got our first brand new car. Cur others had been 
old junks, but that black Hudson Hornet was something special. 

1950 — Grandma Lane let me spend a vreek with her at the 
'.Tiitney mansion iJjT^vchcJ- in I'ilton, I-'.ass. That's v^here I first 
learned how the '"rich people'' lived. 



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(Gertrude Lane, my grandmothBr, had coir.e to the U.S. in 
19-9, after Silas died. She sold her Canadian farm^ and followed 
her daughter to Boston, bringing her younger child Priscilla 
(laniie) with her. Gertrude liked to cook, and she needed a 
hor,e,so she began a career as a live-in cook to some of the 
v;ealthiest families in Boston. She became one of the most 
sought-after cooks in Boston over the years, and she really 
liked her v;ork. Sha cooked until 1957, when a car accident 
disabled her permanently.) 

1951 — I"-other bought a diner in Kingston, Lass., v/hich she 
sold about two years later. 

1952 — Teddy wsnt to Korea v/ith the Marines, and Kother 
thought that he'd never com.e home — but he did! 

1953 — ^^1other had a T.V. set at the diner, and v/hen she sold 
out, she brought it home. J used to stay up every night in the 
summ.er to v/atch the m.ovies.V/hen Teddy came home, he used to 
watch ever^^hing — Howdy Doody, The Lone Ranger, anjrthing that 
v.'as on. 

1954 — I graduated from. Duxbury High School, got engaged 
to a boy named John, and joined- the Air Force. 

1955 — I v;as sent fromi Cheyenne; V.'yoreing to ^ichigan, I 
broke m.y engagement and met Liles Vv'alters, who soon became my 
husband. 

1956 — I'-iles and I were m.arried at the base chapel at 
Selfridge, A.F.B. ,L;ichigan. 

Together ?■ iles and I traveled over most of the U.S.A. 
and parts of Europe, since he made tlie Air Force his career. 
Cur life togetl^ei- is "no!:her story to be told some other tim.e. 



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Milan Ivanoff 



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parent's or giiiirdia'j'.^OBiA;i' it, in case she Ims luit attained tlio age of eigliteeu years, has been filed in my office. An 
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marriage by me. ^,x^L^i^^J:J^^±L^^ .J —l^L^lSL. <o,mty of 1_ ' ■ ( ■ ', /li- I" MICHIGAN. 

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The history of m}^ family doesn't end with me--it v/ill go 
on . Part of 'v'illiam Lester, John Lane, Gertrude Phillips, ^ 
Kilka Nikolova, Kilar "i^r^noSf, and all the rest will live, 
through me, through my children, T-'ax and Lelanie, through their 
childran, their children's children., , 

To be continued... 

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WARD, SHELA JEAN, 1951- 



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As 1 look back into the past lives of njy grandparents 
and parents, -l have developed an idea of how things were for 
them as compared to sy life today. 

iViy father parents, ^r, Clifton >«ard and uliss ifery Lee 
i>iC "iiee, ^icre both born and reared in a baptist fa:aily in 
Dermott, Arkansas. 

Clifton Ward was the oldest child in a family of six. 
He grow up rapidly and at the age of seventeen while roa m ing 
aroTind the town of Derciott. He niet j-iary Lee -iC Wee, the 
youngest in a fajnily of five, ihier eye met with tiie 
passion of love, he kiievi he had found the wonian he v/anted 
to marry, in less than a jeex they became husband and wife, 
A year they later on x^ovenber 11, 1931 they becaioe tiie proud 
parents of a hajidsose son, my father Prenchie J, .^axd. His 
life with his parents was esey, because he was an only child. 
for a short tirse while living in a sinall four room house 
tiieir neans of livelliood v;rs that of farming. Slheir crops 
consisted of cotton and corn. Yet in his .nind he knew this 
was not what he wanted. 

iiftor working the farn for six ycrrs he ^lOved, to Chicago, 
Illinois, iierc young- Prenchie atocndcd school at Poster High 
School and grandfather became cook of a big rostaurajit in 
Chicago. Cooking seemed to be one of his natural talents. 
It 7/asn*t uncommon for a easterner to praise the chef. 

Long hours spent in a smoldering kitchen for onS-dollar 
a day. lihat was the fate that was my grc-ndfather's. 1 
remember her-ring my grajidmother coimaent on how tried he v.oi^ld 
be at nights. Grandpa always had a cold, xhe heat from 
the kitchen would open hts pores, and on cold winter nights, 
he would catch a chill, 

Grandpa worked hard so that his con Prenchie would be 
able to hrve decent cloth to werr to school. 

Per reasons unlaiov^-n to ijb, grandpa v;as laid off from 
his job, so he packed up his possessions and fandly, and 
it was back to ivrkansas. 

Work v/asn't hard to find in the city where both grandparents 

v/ere joined. 



iv-OTHEH SIDE 



D-urine the croe years m the little tor^n of Lillie, 
-louisia.na lived my :i;others parents to be. i-ir. Willie 
Disiiruke end -iiss lieorgia Honeysuckle, 

ihey both lived with their parents on small ferias, , 
and attended the i-fiptist Chiarch in their coi^jnunity each 
bunday. As the years past v.iiiie Disinuke bocarrie a farmer 
hiiaself. His crops consisted of cotton, vreteriae lions, end 
other vegetables, as he continued to till his ficlio over 
the years, xxie crops he had planted miiltiplyed iinD-^nsly. 
As his crops multipied his desire to find a help-:nate 
mcreosed, 

lie searched, and scrched, and searched for a period 
of three jcars» to find^-specis.1 typle of woiaan that would 
be loving, kindhearted, understandings strong minded, and 
strong physically, so tiiat sne v.ould be able to tend to 
his manly needs as well as help around the far;.i and be 
a good mother for his children, xhrough his searching 
he 3et the lovely ^dss Georgia honeysuckle. As he tried 
to vrln her affections he brou,2ht her flowers grov/n in 
own yard andof ten he brought her a watermelon or tv/o 
to influence tlic oxher members of her family. Gradually, 
she learned to love hi::i and his stubbornoss. r^is quickly 
gained her brotiicrs rnd sisters adijLration and respect. 
Slowly their love blossomed for c ch other and their 
wedding day drto was set. June 26, 1922 wrs one of the ^ost 
joyous days of my grandpa's and grandmas life. After 
tiie wedding ceremony they went to my grandpas three-rooms 
house to live. Over the years they experienced :nany hard- 
ships. Among these was the unexpected birth of her first 
child tiirce years after thicr v/edding, -• f ter tliier 
marry jdie tliree roo-ii house becanie :ViOre over the year. 



i-f-tcr nine rAorc c:ailclron were edd to the fe.i-illy, ^iiere 
was raeny nif;hts when the three-rooji! hovise v.'cre crov.'ded. 
After the family merrbors increrced, soreti cs there were 
as many as fonr to five r^eople sleeping in one tod. 
Often there wore tirncs when handed-dovai shosc and clothing 
had to iDe worn, '•■■'' nj v/erc the ti"'cs when hfnd nc dov.ii 
clothes :^nd shosc i:^ had to he worn. Often these clothes 
v.'cre color faded hecausc of the ■r^rny hrvA waahi2igs tiey 
received. Sorbet '.me the cloth" r "-re two tiaht, and the 
shose were alirost always discolored, ran-ovcr, or 
stretched out of sha'^^e. 

■i-hc only incor.-e the fEinily had wrs ;,f:atheroa fror the 

selling of the cotton crops and so. e of the ve'-ctpbles. 

p„^„„ ^ ji • ^ had , to, sacrifice a lot "to meet" 

■becati.se of this xne fa\iij/ hrd to 

their daily ncods. Because of the ir scarceness of ;roney 

of money tlie children had to do v.'ithout candy and other things 

they desired, many tiiies. 

--Oct of the farilys ti: e VvTis c^jent tending crops snce 
tills vr. s their only soiiroe of incoi:-c they had to cir ke 
sure that ■their harvest was plentiful, by taking extra 
good care of thexr crops, xn the spring the fc;:aly would 
get up around 5:30 .n the morning to start cultivating the 
fields and puttlrig out seeds. ■■nothcr one of the f^u^ily 

usual happenings was going to church every .Sujiday. ^his 
7/as so^uething the facdly never failed to do, tecause their 
faith axid trust .n ^-od is v^hat kept their fa::Aly together 
and in harLiony, ihore faiully wee bond togetlier by tiie love 
of jod and a hope for a better day, ^n this hope for a 
better day v/as the drea::i of tiieir children being treated like 
hu-ian beings instead of wild anii.r;ls, they dreaiied of tiie 
day viien their cnildren could go to fiiy scnool tney v/cjited 
without being hcrased about tiieir color, dreaiiied of equal 
opportunity jotis. 



919X1X .-^IxinBl odt ot bbB oiem aeiblido aiom enxn istlA 

• fisfiwo'io 910W 9aju"orI mooi-ooixld- grit ngrfw aJrlgixi "^sm eew 

0i9v7 919x1^ a9iuxt9no8 »£)9as9ioni aiecfoigm ■^Ixrast giit lotIA 

,b9cr ono nx gniqgola 9lqo9q gvxl ot isjol as "^^^cisin as 

axixrlj-olo fifiB gaorla rmob-bebcisd ngiiw agmxt eiow oigrid- ngtlO 

iw.'oB om ibfx»3ri iioxlw aoiiixt orlj- giovv "\!;mi.i «xn:ovv ocf ot bsA 

39xid"oIo 9a9ri;t- astIO ,niow sd ot bsd aeaoila fins aorii-olo 

■>i9iit aaiixiisew finsrl '\yisiii eilj- lo gajjsoQcT bebsl loloo 9i9'vV 

Qdt b£iB (d-ii^xj- owd" 9i9w a9ild"oIo edt giai^gmoc; .bgvxooai 

10 tiovo-ri-Qi ,f)OT:oIoo3xb a"^BwXs d"aoiiiIs 9i9\7 gaoiia 

.9qsxia lo ^jlto fisiiotgii^a 
edi- noil £)9i9iId-.83 aow ibsxl T^Ixm^l srit smoonx "^Ixio oilx 

.a9lcfsd"9§ev sdt lo gmoa bns aqoio not too grit lo gniXIsa 
isa ot fisfl •^IxmB'i odi- axxit lo OQUBoeS. 



Jobs that rny tody could get JQ-be that v;eren' t aeter.:;i.ned 
by the color of one alcin they dreamed prayed and taught 
tiieir beliefs to their children. 

-heir children had to walk six lailes to school. 
Often due to tuc bitter cold and rain they walked in 
the children took sick frequently t^ie school house v;rs 
builx of wood. 

-y mother -innie Disniuke v/ao second oldest those 
children. £>he had to do work such as ''■t?.Bhlnz, cooking, 
working in feilde- and helv>Lng her cother t:-ke c'ro of 
her younger sisters ajid brother. Siie had to scurb the 
floors on her knees and she had to nake sure tiirt the 
floor didn't hrve f.n^r dirty left on it. .Hon she vvfsiied 
tiieir clothing. She had to let then boil in a big pot 
of water, before hanging then- out to dry. x.efore she 
left hor.e she had to make sure everything wrs done, before 
going to tl:e fields to help out. 

After gromng up aiid moving to Ifer-:ott, i^kansas. 
She L:et a-nd at t-ie age of fourteen maericd Trencnie Aard. 
j2io at that tiir« v/as fifteen years of e.^c. 



bJ iCJ 



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ihcy lived in JJoPi^ott for two years vdicrc the lp first 
child I a son was "born to theiii, iliey later ciOvcd to 
Louisiana and after several years of v/orki.ng here and there. 
iie tecaiiO the Janiter at the i>^gnolxe xiigh bchool in 
Pioneer, ^ouisi na, ii^oE here he v^eiit oii to build his ov,!! 
six roOiH home and witli his fai^ily of sis children, 2;oved 
into c xi.ore corufortahle living situation, ne wus so happy 
with his job pnd nev. honie he decided to add two more mo'nber 
to his f ai: J iy, Ihus mak^-ng a totol rrai-ter in cur £c^.ily 
of eight 7rf.th icyself B.e tie second oldest child in "y 
fGD ily, 

X 5rev,- up in the small tov/n of tioneer, -•ouisisna c?nd 
attended - a;frnclia High School, .'hose narie wc's l?tcr chEngsd 
to i ioneer li-l.^h. School. 

After £TadLict--ng fron: high school j ;jcvj?neyed to 
^loclcford, j.llLnois for VFcation. '/hile here - decided 
to st?y ?jid attend college, i^fter chec>:n£ out several 
area colleges i knew Roc>: Valley College ves %h?t - had 
^.n mind. I entered i-iock Valley in .'.-vepteaber 1J72 ai'id x 
hope to ,'?r.? ^lur te in 1375» 



WENTLAND, MARY CATHERINE, 1955- 



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I f deWi, date 5f death 




Current Residence 



■^r^^E.'j%-.i) .d-^ 



Place of birth p] 1 a,v--,^ ^ - ^, ^ _. ,\ ^: / ' ,-,i-e-'''. Date of bi rth ,p, ,. !) , if^ / > ^7 

vocat ional college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leavi ng^^home) ^^^J^ 



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



1st ■Q^o.^aU a./v..-T£iu^^<. Dates .lic.- JO Ist o.cx^xi U^^> ^\^^I.J-. .^^ Dates r^l' 

ates 3C>- 3/ 2nd A/.g-l--^^ Ax- '^::/'>^ v^ ates /^yf?. 



2nd 



i i,.1 .'. ^1 



^--\ -iv-^- 



'4th Dates ^th )Ct-?> \ ^ ^ ^ -' ^'' 



Dates'^ 



Religion -^...-tL 



^ Cf-Nr^'C-O^ 




Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc, -t)Q^v\\ r^^i/^IX*^- /^/ '^-t^r 



Place of marriage- to yourJgrandfather 



J-uJ ^ -^'-i / 'r^ c^., ^ 



i-iL^"^_i- 



*""• ISaHat^it:'fh?''Sa£l'6t^|l,f? aaii'^A^J)? ^"''"°""^'"°'' ="'"'' 



er relat i ve g i ve 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



N . I riK? 

I f dead, dale of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bi rth 



Education (numlDer of years) 
grade school _\ high school 



Date of Bi rth 
vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 



3rd_ 
iith 



Dates 

Dates 

N)ates 

Dates 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
i^th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



Re I i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



^SSU 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Current Residence 
Date of bi rth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



vocat lonal 



col lege 



Occupat ion (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



_Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



Date 



Datesj 



Dates' 



Re 1 i g i on / 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



' 3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name i ; .■ , , u'^,^^1^^Jv. j-^v^ 'v^-^-fc<^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death -\ ^- : '"T V' 7 ' "^ — ' 

Place of birth -f4<-«- . -^\JU>- ^ ^-.Q / , J} , ^ -^ Date of birth o>^,,/, if / S'^, /P 9^/ 

Education (number of ^ears) : ' Y ' 

grade school J high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

, , (after leaving home) 

'5*— ^^.-^-££^1-2.^.^ Dates ; t-/,-)^ -3-3 1 St 4-odi. ->. Ai,3 ^ ^1|,■v- Dates / 9 Jj^^l, 

2nd r^<^.,x_>^^ V^V^x , Dates)q5^V-aT2nd Huixc^.. . . .O.^w.-^^ D ates /^-j^,>?7 

3'''^ C^,,l^^^tp-. . Dates l^:a?-^;3 rd 0>V,^,-. ^ ^- ,-^(^V^ D ates ) z.??'.?'] 

''th ^-vx^Ci: 1 ,- 1^ '^ A. .( Dates ^7^4^^(-7 ^ th iv ..r^ V I;^. ..V., ,,^t;- D ates "/ ^;)/— 

Re 1 i g i on f' !^'\\, 



Political parties, civi 1 or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ^u^-'^,Jv<\ O a^.,,^ AJ'Fi 

Place of marriage to your grandmother ■. ^, , ^ ^ ^ ,-- ~~~~~ "^"^ ^ date 

Note: If your mother was raised by a b Lii'[? r dL)iBr' U r anOt f 'njV r (jl l a L^ l vl? "(to ag e I St" 



give that data on the back of this page (C-1) ^ '0 ^^ 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Mame U-r r. . , .'^ - ^^^-Lt^U-^ tV^-"^ ' C urrent Residence I '^<, i Lo 1 i^ -, ,v^ — > -■, 
If deaJj; date of death '^ ' ^^XJiL ~^q ^ "^^^jo 

Place of b i rth l.„U L_L-a C C ... ., \^^ r.'-^v _.y. . D ate of birth (^ o f- -O'l / ^ 97 

Education (number of years) ''^ ' ' 'J — ^-^ 

grade school "^ high school vocational college 

3ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

, (after leaving home) 

'st y^;. . wxv.. .-^ Dates M ] / 1st Dates 



^ 



^"'^ .'^^-^-^t^^^ A .. .f-^ Dates /9/(5 2 nd ^Dates_ 

^■"^ 1^^-' - -■ ' ' ^ V-' \ ^^ Dates fiJJ-~~ 3 rd Dates_ 

^^ 1 ' 9 ' on A-. -^-' '; ; ■■ ^ '^ ^ ' - '-^ '^ -*^ •' -. t \, .^ c '-^ <-: ___ ' . -^ ■,-_. .._. _. v^'V^^ ^'^'^ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. {)^>l^^^,■-^^^-, /xtk~ . \J ^ L<- 

f'iace of m^rriage^Jio your grandfather \\[. , j.. .- :-, - ,-f , . - ^ , y^, \ d a^^ ^ ' ~ ^';.'" 

^ote: If your mother was raised by a stepmotker or another re'lative (to age TF) 



give that data on the back of this page (D-2) ^ 



C- I Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence 



I'l.Kc ol hirth 

I 'liK .il ion (niiiiilx- r of yci t ■. ) 
'I t .kIc ■.( hoo I h i (jh schoo 

Occupat ion (s) 

\ 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 

'♦th 



I), lie ol hi I (h 



vcjcat i on.i 1 



:o i loqe 



Dates 


/ 


/ 
1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 
1 


RESIDENCE 
saving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 










Dates 


Dates 


3rd 










Dates 


Dates 


iith 










Dates 



Re 1 i g i on x 

Political part ies , civil or social ^c l^bb s , fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



D-2 S tepqrandmother (your mother's side) 



Name 

I f dead , date of death 




P 1 ace of bi rth 
Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



// 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 



Re 1 i g i on 

Political party , civil or soci a 1 c 1 ubs , sororities, etc. 



PLACE Of RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 




Place of marriy^ge to your grandfather 



Date 



CHIkDREN of A £. B (or A- 1 or B-1) - your father's name should appear below 



Place of birth , A-r;v. - . v. ^ ,. ^Y^-^( r^ ' date r. CiLSV / . ] 1 ^ \ 

Number of years of schdojing .)'?-. Occupation '.jV J {) ^\ . ^.. Cj^^ Ml. . 

Res i dence p\r-''}'^l\ ni.-<^ .-^'J i Marital Status ,^|, ^ ,^^_,_ '<., 1^'' ' ^ "^"^ 

Number of cni Idren ,9- 

Name .^^ Vv^^ ,.V ... A ^-. ., . ,. y , y,^^.^, ^^ ,g,^ ^..^.9 

Place of birth ^y.. y^^, "_ yj „^ : C date ^] c^ , ^Q J^ ^ </ 

Number of years of scho61ing -,j r> Occupation -^,0 ^. r> I Lo ^ l. -r(r (^/ ^pi.-U^-^wj^"^ 

Residence y, A^,.4. ,i, ,,,.:, Marital Status |-)| --.,,.,; ,'1^ ^ ^ ^ 

r of children ^ ————————— 



Numbe 



Name 




of b I rth J'_p,-s 1/3 ' - ^ ^ 



Place of birth f-co i/J j-< -;d^^V JO i^^x gate ijcx^,,^ / /-~y°-; 

Number of years of schooling ■_>~i > ~ Occupation iP'\i_ t' o /- 

Residence /■^^7^W'i:,^-,,x/\4Xr~'' Marlta! Status '^ '■ '" — 

Number of ch i Idren f-i ~ 

Name 

Place of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence M arital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth Jate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marl tal Status ' 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of school Ing Occupatiort 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling (Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ~_ 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling "" Occupation 

S^^'^^^^ e M arital Status 

Number of LlH lUTHM 



I . N.inii 



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



ry CL :j^^<j^-^-^^'' 



Number o T en i 1 d re n ^ j 






NiiMili'T ol yc-.ir', of schooling ^^^ ;^ Occupation ^ c>>. .^^o— / tA. ,^„ 

^Marital Status v>\ aJt.o /. ^-J^ Q. ^ • 
/lc>c ^^jD^c^-. ^-'''I^cy&kL. c:jjL. L>t,x->=^*^ 

P lace of birth fv ' w( , a. . . -, .?lXA-^-'^rr-C\ date jQ_ 



f school inq^ 



Number of years o. 

Residence Vio^\K!|^:a,^ )--ilT 



X-^ 



date 

Occupat I on 



Mar i tal Status 



Number of children 



X 






■^a. 



3. Name 



^^^-.i -^.-c<a.^J^ V6,.rt.^^^-r 



Place of bi rth 
Number of year 
Res i dence 



s or school I ngj-^ 

Number of children ■^ 



^T.U"f?-< ^-^O^, 



date (X^^ , U ^ ? Q Q / 

Tccupat i on_.<^ .J^ ;^^^ ^^ ,' (nipw^ 



Marital Status Pio^viJ^, ■- 



Name )V><-<-v jY-^O ,C>7 .e^-^ l^^^fc-yy-^ 
P 1 ace of b i r tjn J}:. ^1 ^,: X , .C^X,i? 'T 
Number of years of schooHng 



936 



Res i dence fiJ^^Y^'-^ ^'-^'^ - ) ^" "• '^^ \ 
Number of children ([~S ' 



Ma 



date a^w;,3L.S" , / 9 3 C) 

0ccupati-6n 3. o r^ ^ „ bv^^ 

rital Status ,ncWv-^ JLg "^^ 






o/^bT^th ^. ^ ^^_e^:, ',7^,;...\.^;kv 2 



Name 

Place of birth ^ i-^ o- '■•.Jk 

Number of years of school i n'' 



date 






Res i dence ( w-'^/n-^^'I.jlJL^^:''^^--^^ _J^, ^ 
Number of ch i 1 dren ^^ a-! 



____^ Occupation P&i ^ i^ ^^_yy>j 0^^-' 

Marital Status i -\\Gu^]"il-i " Ti 



ffe 



e. 



X-V 



6. 



Name 

Place 

Numbe 



...xtz. 



^^ birthT ^ p .■frrp'rv r^^^ H 

r of years of school ijig ' ) j 

Residence K -^ r \/V.^^i: g>- . 'J ; -^ 
Number of ch i Tdren '* "C? 



-N"-^ 



UV-dJ^- 



date 

Occupation 
Mar i tal ^Status 









^^^rP^^: 



7. Name 



P 1 ace of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Number of ch i 1 dren 



8. Name 



P 1 ace of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school i ng 

Res i dence 



Number of ch i I dren 



10. Name 



P I ace of birth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 



Number of ch i Idren 



date 

Occupat i6n 

Marital S tatus 



date 



Occupat ion 
Mari tal Status 



date 



Occupat lOh 



Marital Status 



date 



Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



Your Father 



If deacT, date of dearth 



Place of birth ('^r-\-JCs^S^- - " j ■ L--^"^^ 
Education (number of ye'ars) — — — 



'-^ Current Res i dence /-? c^. Ki|,e:^ ^P y^'L 



_Date of birth C^ gj, .g ^; ^ / ^-/ 5 / 



grade school 
Occupation(s) 

2nd 

3rd 



high school 



^ 



vocational 



col lege 



Un_ '^ 1 u -. 1- 



£i 



Dates 



^-^-^^^-■- 



_Date5 
Dates 



4th 
RelTgTon 



A- 



Dates 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
'4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) />j __ _ ^^^ 

C^.,.■y'^^ 1 /'Va-g/,vO'0 ates ^j ^."3 J) 

I^Tr--^^-Y-^^,^^^ Dates .^^U ^"-yi<o 

Dates 



o -^ I, 



Dates 



tical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, e t c . f^ (yc-^^ CJ x-< I ^^ 
e of marriage to your mother >- t- D ~-\-C-^, o r r, . .^^ ,J ^^IH^lif*-^ •■, 



Poli 

HTEe of marriage to your mother >^f- p^-J-g^^^- rj, ./ , -. .. i:* il-c^-l- id atfCT :3^ ^. -r v 
NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that cfata on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mother 

Name \)cJCXk,^ 0-wiw^>,.,v,^cA^a.,__ tX, /^^- ..- r -Current Residence M^ b,( ,^^ X .0) £X 
If dead, date of death \ ' '^ ' ' ' 1 ' ^^'^ ^ '^ 



Place of hi rthW cc^ \ ' * - 
Education (number of year 
grade school 



>/-- v--^. 



years) 
^'" high school 



^S^vo 



Date of bi rth 4< 
cat ional 



„ n^'?u 



col lege 



3ccupat ion (s) 

'stfy(.-^,li,-^,, ^ rN|lp- Spates T 5 -JT^ 1st p^^f , 

:^nd-^.r. ^^..,;b Dates ^U^57 2nd 7^-,-^ b ^^ . ^ ^ i.' 

^rdCorlV. ^ Xi,.^.p/ ,[ Dates 70 _-::;:_ 3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



^77^;^ jTj! ^ /^J^^^^^-Jl 



_Dates 
Dates 



^L 



^^ ' ; 9 ' on C ,v -X { . _ ^ i.. .<- 

>olitical party, civi 1 or social clubs, sororities, etc. 3^LC-<i: i nyTr^-^ — CJi\^ t _j^ (k^ 

|.a^eof maivlage to ;oj; fathl^^V j:}^^. r^- . ^ i. ^ 6: . . f-- -^^. ^^te ^:.. . : , ,;^^< 
lOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relativ^ give that data dn the back o/ 
this page (F-2). 



- 1 Stepf athe r 



Name 

If dead, date of death 



Place of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion (5) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 
2nd 
_3rd_ 
'ith 



Date of bi rth 



vocat i onal 

/ 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Ath 

Religion ~ 

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



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your mother 



Date 



-2 Stepmother 



Name 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth 

Education (number of years) 



hi/6h school 



vocat ional 




Dote of bi rth 



3rd^_^ 

Re 1 I g I on 

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



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home] 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your father 



date 



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



lame 



lace 6f birth p7~ 



■J^'- ^-- ^ ^. ■ 



^-j L- 



umber of years of schooling 
;es i dence /<^A>l^~^.S> ~ 
umber of children ' ^--^ 



I ^i 



Date of birth ^/jrv^., a ,^j 



Marital Status 



occupati^;r^-T,.\^(^^ V- 



L.r>V.- 



n?',^-^^-.' 



r 



lace of birtfr fyw F^ 







umber of years oif^ School Ing 



es 

umb 



ber of children ' f-^^-) 



<^ r^ 



JZS 



l-^ Date of birth 
____^_^_^_ Occupation 
Marital Status 






Jj ^^-1, 



H I' 



> -\ ---f:. 



'^ P^S 



lace of birth /-'^.r:JZ4 .---.. <V- /-^jl/:^ 
umber of years of Schooling 7^"* 

r of children ^^^ 



es i de 
umbe 



lace 
jmbe 



-5f bi rt 



-^^-^ ,'^> 



-<)t birth |^<-.rA. >_^^^ A. "~ 

r of years of schooPJng j C'' 

jmber of children f~\ 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth ^■^-Q^^D't' / \ 
Occupation 



/'-;S C 



Marital Status 




Date of birth /y\r^^ 7X:-) , IQ "^R 

OccupatTon ~ 

-j=_— * 



Jmber of years of school inc 
;s i dence )J .-r-. X:, 'a 
jmber of ch i Idren 



Date of birth 



Marital Status 




^A^J 



Occupation 



i^rs 7 



1 ace of bir^h ,-:.^: \\ c: — 



.dec ui uirtn >-^<r.- \ l-\ , 

jmber of years of school iti( 



jmber of children ' f^^ 



^te of bi rth 



Occupation 

Marital Status 



IJ. 



/f6D 



.■_'>< 



ace of birth K\-r\: v ,'- 
mber of years of school inc 



Date of bi rth 



imber of children ^ ~ ' 



'-X^ 



Occupation 



/9<^/ 



Marital Status 



>4>- 



of b I rth ;j^ .^^, ,V,'^-t7 ! -.' 
ars of sch 
:si dence p.-^^ k-| . 



A.V-. 



c 



nber of years of school Ing 



imber of ch i Idren 



^-(s^ /%-■ .^< 



X 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



-4u 



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lii. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family ^Vft 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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ge Regents of RoLkford's Lo>al Order of .\iuu,e Lod^e. 



A former head of tlie local Mooce auMliarv. Wr^ 
■uomen who are entilled to wear this academic co- 



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Stan Wentlanil is a solid repr.-^mtative of that large 
group in U.S. society « hose mrmhcrs arc often labeleii "tl'ie 
common man." For 25 years Stan was a \> ace-earner like 
Armato and worked for stores like .\ & P and Kre'ce's. Two 
years ago, when he was 45. Stan made the hi- ifreak and 
went into business for himself, huvnm a small, run-down 
neighborliood grocery. .Now. with his ox>n More (o/;;>o,<//e 
/"Qi'i). \\ entland has an income derived from his own profits 
and his social prestige has gone up. Living for the lime be- 
ing in a si.x-room apartment over his store rates him a notch 
lower (by 3 p..inls) ili,,ii .\rnialu as far as "house Ivp.- i.s 
concerned. HiU hi< dwelluig anj (K |,ninls) maki-bup for 
that, as docs Man's ind, pendent, free-enterprisin!: occuna- 
lion (12 |M.inl-) .ind ll,c ...ur, e of lu~ income (') points). 

SlanV atlrarinc v> dc J,, -p, nd- ino-i „f h, r tin,.- helping 
hini in the store, bnl -be al-o rnanar.- to rcprcnt her fam- 
ily in Ib.ckfords social life. She b, ],„„.. ,,, a monlidv br,d-e 

• lul.. b..»l- for Ibc Ib.nn.MpT.n.rniM ., ^ irn"- Uovhn- 

Ic.gn.- .n.d I,.,- a MM.di bu-„„- ,.|l„r o« „ .,ll,„j. ,„.,„,.,„.,'; 
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ir.r^ •. -n "."'C cld"-t. c.f five c'.-..'lc!i-rn, 'i-r yoi:r.".:-;t brof-.'-.r :■; . 1, 

Ir.-'.L '-v r.oi'T^r too"; prlnr; tl rco i.h.'.''. . o-cpliino rnd hrr sin'-, rs 
rJi'-, - Dooknd thnlr bc\-b, Sbr- Tk-kIc obon beniitlfiu clothes .-j^d 
curl^-d ihcir h-.Lr no thrt they woro ono of tha b'-nt chlidrcn 
in the snail tovm, 

3hc» w«et 9 years to s«laool. Ilcr cchool v;pnn(t »ciy Isx^^o 
but h.-id a different roon for each .^rado, Tho r.ich ochool thrt 
cho vent to for cno ynrr had different teachers for crch subject. 
The atudmtc vent to different roor.n for clrv3;:c3, Sho left 
nch.ool rnd worked ub c Dit" Goodc ctoro. VJhcn sho wr.s fiJLtccn, 
sho went rnd fjot her liair bobbed, which wan tho Irtost fashion, 
orA wore none of tho no\im clot;-:cs. Her r,otl:or didn't totally 
a^rco. 1^ jri-E-.<T„r«r>»-r naid thcro v;ar. a ^roncration f'ap 'tJi'^n too, 
Wlicn sho was ninntocn, a denti-t Isircd her and trained hor to be 
a dont.-O. assistant, because thoy h>.d no special r-choolinc requirnd 
then, 

Sho net her now husbrnd, Striby Walter V/entland throu^-h 
friends. Sho datod hin for a whilo and thon bo ;;ot transferred 
to Oshkosh, Wis, Sho wont up to visit hir.; a few tiKcn, (riding 
in a friend's Model T), with hor sl-tor clone »•' cbapsromo. 



Strnlcy ccr'c b.-thto I'iciii-.-n City to n rr;.' her in iho rectory 
of c.':urch rnd took her b.-ck to Orhkonh \n.th hin, 

Jonophino workrd .ill her life, not bccauno iz van nccccs- 
rry, but because cIio liked to. ATtrr licr hunb.-nd died Jtci 3> 
1974. She «^nt b-^ck '-« ii.:i"hr. ocanr-.^^ m^n -^ hor diplono. (llir:b 
School). She ir. now trlcinn courson in real cntato and Intonda 
to pursue that burinoas. 



iJ'r-;-rcl ilrory K'.-ti"" v-r bciT"! Ari.-il Tf,-, lC?/f, ilin prr~ ■.■'^^ 
•..• ro fr"-;:! t'.;o d1(" coi:-"!t."-' .— xl -••.iko b;- '".^c;! <-;-.■ linh, 'f-''o C il.'!- 
Trr". r-'o':- ^--Ti-n. ';- v-r: tr.r^ "IcV -l To f- ::-t-cn -Mlc:- ,\, t-'-;vi 
f-.rrc dioc! in ■-rrly c ilcl.'-^d, r.ir — i'> r.ta a: d a I-'Vi on v;-'io''. 
j-.^ i;<'lp''cl vork, ilir; '•ot;;r?r v.-rr; verv uo' in'nt rJid •%■ d m:cl; c a- 
trol ovT :<rT cliildrra v.v.cn ti.cy wrro ntill rt iioro. Ho ri-J.j 
hrd r.h'iTit fivo 7r."rs tot.-l of sc''0'^lir\7, nn ho vr-s nccdod rruUi.d 
t;.o i.-r"- to help provido lor tl;o frrdly, lie was brou-ht u*^ a 
strict, ero"clic« 

Ilf. volurt'^or'^d for i^jo /c: y in 1913. It uaa ri;^ht b-iura 

'..'o:-ld War I. Ho foufht ovcrsors in Fronco dta-in^^ tho war cud 

K.'^'S r'.^^ r - l!^ ' - cm 

h.-a T.n6nlo ar.d oth^^r souvonicra of tlco spent ovcrcOrTs. ilTtcr 

tho v.-r was ov.^r, he car.o hone v;itli one of hia amy buddio ond 

net Hilna 'Svclyn Brobci-f^, Ho courted her for about a yoar a:iid 

r.arried hor Doc, 5, 1922 in tho rectory of a Catholic church. 

He Eta:,T;d at his \,dfc'o f-rn for about a year then brouiiht hla 

wife to Dubuquo, Iov;a whoro hia fariily now lived. 



TTi-- /'.vclyr Pro tior" v: n nor- 0'";:. u^:.- '.{■), icjl j :; Liitlr- 
r ■•]!-, i-i-i. H^-" j-.,,v-p-- n-.f; ■□^<.-, [,.-,,.., j^,, ii-iit; Li uuL h ti : tr; 
r".o v-^d to 3'..''"-*d r '-^ •.■''.•*r'> -''^ r-rl^d iiir Imr-" ".r'n-i-r, T'-fiy ooLr. 
'■ vr-.i to L iLt'^'i". llr v." rr'- 111:." v,?". 'T.r\^, H'^r iirc;it3 ounoci 
r rr'-Jl f. rr; v;hirn --r i th'r ■i:-'(> ijrc.^.M.-'rn rv :• L-u, cvc t tr.-^'"-.'! 
;-.,,-,T. .. •'^■••ts v-.'-o r-on tn:^ ?lr) •-pr-iirj' ■•j:';;- r •■k'-^ • n ■llm in 

;..iH-.ift:- cow- ■ Md uoi" ■ tno nDU.-tTi.uik y-j~ ■in 1- cj i,i.r:r, .-.iui woulo 

Ij'-I;, bur \;ith ri';r ho ■•-!-!"or>:. her f ' '„:•. r di'c i.'''.cr! -ho tworty— 
.- na > cr rob'.inr '..•'.n very r.ir.V., 

'■■ LT't:-i<'T"<, out t;--ro \lr,^ "o L'lthrr" chirr '-. i-.-. tr.c rre-, o-: 
r)ia V'-'t to r no'"— d -r.oT ln,itio":rl nund.-^y.'^chcol'/.c] d ,-t t'.io school B 
.*".o x^•'C^ iv/ a coi-i"'!'^ o i'— ♦•'■'lu i cl' r. In tl.o r^ro , 3'i".c ntt.in d 
3chr/ol L'cr ci •■:t V'-.n; i'l T-J-.c t:.- c.-:o rr.or. r-r.;,r,ol -ru-^-, (art ii' ♦» 
~-r' - ;jo3 -ot "r.y ■rv: ::cc]:.-5 th'-'y i;sv!u itLit-i •v;cJ r-.-d tiMrn, 
T .'^ f,^-' jdI Mr::. :.-h-vt ":' ". : 11 c -i:.y ro r.hf. \:o\\j.ti -ice ■■ or-,,:: 
r-r 'C ■ \ t"'.e \:r--o". i x i!. \r z v.' -.■■ "r r':i in t":o v:int(~r lo -ft 

!,•■■,■ ..... •;,; '^:^<r- ,-■;" iJ-^ : - t ■■ -r o: ■■:' U-'H: to .iCld ;••;•-- 



b-'t r"." rftr- d'r'C^c; -'it;! a uo;; -'rori r '-..i.r ■•rn::iri'-.-- f.v.:-*,-. ti--' 

r:i n ^ 'O unci. 'J'::" l-\trr h-jVx' [,'■■■ r-- ;:-n-—:-:t •.■'i'^m D-t --^i-d i.-; 
Xi ri3."", M'O rhc i^'tor ;-.-ri'~r. ;v^'^ I'i't hcv. ■■■ to vr-.*k !■> 
r.Lv;v "rjXi": Tor -tim;t r yr-j- t)v-~- ' ''[.■•y---u ■■':-.--. d'-t iV i--'~ n'\ 
Ax^tT -h'-^ •.•'" r.~ri'±rc r''o r-vii-'-f.j o *. ':-.r A-rr t.o r,.:,-o x^r p' 
ii ck r«*?thrr . flitrT vYiC or.-'fr. of !;•::• H.itJi'^r ,-:■;■-! «-yd r-.rr 



FATIfm 

Gtanlry T'rnroiG Wertlard v;an adopter? to Vr. and Frs. .Itarley 
\'. V/rntlrird two v; rV:r, aftrr Mr birt'-, (ictohor 2'', IS'51. '.'loptin/r 
'./ r-n't VC17/ v;cll ' i^ov; thr-r rird vcrv fi'w v;or <• n v/ov.!/' /"-iv' t.'-f ir 
<■■' il'''ron up for n'o-tifT., t'l' rt roro thr O'^ly -.•■ay t-^ '^ft a cliild 
;.- iidnpt v/ar. if tl-.'- cl-iild.-, p.^rl•pt;^ dirp., ?■ r, ar/J I rr;, .W < lf\7 
■■ r;tla5-d had t'-.irr ir.'r-c o': i-: ■.'aitir.,- li't for t^ref; y • •• bc'^oro 
t' cy hoard of a oi-.ild av;'il ''Ic in [''rrrport, Illoiris. A '.rr'ny 
iavm. Tv/o and ^ yoar3 lat* r '^t'l; ley !''rar:cir, /■.-ot a Ijttl'' ";r/- thcr 
■■.■■or.--n Jorrph, four yo.".rr 1.- trr ho rot a Si.cond liLtlc rirev.l;.- r 
John r.'!.ul. 

jlis f.-ithrr h 'O hrcn the ■ ara-or of an AoP store durrnir tlie 
rcpr' anion, so l.'^ i-.rdn't born hit badly by the df ]n'rsrio--. other 

5 never the noun. v;ife typr a.-d ha.d worked all h.t r lifr. ivrn 
thoUi'-h tlif. fa: ily w -.3 o^-ly rid^lr clar:r~, brcaur^e of 'r.if; I'-t: r 
■■orkinr, he alv/ri.'T- ha.d a liirco ro-.rnrkccpor. Thf y 'ad ? f- irly 
1- r,':c house and 1 .ach of t' c boy- had hia oxrr. bedroo--:. -fj..- vori' 

;"tive in ti;c boy i-.couts ar.'! •.■.•cjs;:;d a lot os paper c'x^i\'.' r ar ■ other 
ra.tivitics they >.r.'' , lie attu.. cd ot. r...tero ^-radi. nch-ol vr • r h^e 
'.• ic four yc rr, ol( , bcca •;•- V.c vr.z Gi. .rt foi> )iis a.-c, o^' t loast 
hir, rother thou.'-' t no. II': t' • n vici;t or-o year to '■'-':. V;->^ — ? '.j/:-'! 
I.'chool. lie didr.'t like t'lf; r^lri;.- ' r.orr. of f'.c cc'.aol ;.-o ' .- tr. r.E5- 
fcrrod to ]''o.st hi '-. Scl^.ool ii; hia Gop'/.o-'orc ycai-, ',/:-( n i^'- £;r ■-d- 
':' ted fror ::.''.• re' "ol ' '- '••■ a l.ir'd of ar-hocl an^^' • vi-p. 1.' :>'j"'" his 



;;r >. ■..•culfl of p;-!'," 'is •.•.■.?.■, '■ c '■^' '^i'i<. rot to ,';o ti^ coll., 
? ! c oi-'cf: ti'( ••arinr. He v/at; or'Ttid .into t'rv arry in c ■ ■' 
vaf; •■ 1".' I i|;'itrrr v/' cr. he ,-,ot, rut ''^T tyv r'rlrcs which rnd' 
rl.i 0.' ror tl:'-: (};: j L. '!e v/oxilc) of ~'^-ir ovrrniar,: rh—rir,- t' ■ 
Kor ■ "ir, lv;i • ir r ,• • - (-it w rt t'ir '•;rp!': '.r v/ar; on Ir-vr- )"■-■ 
bi''" of hir fiiTit r.!-.i.;(l. ;;■ v's r t- ' :• O!'' •■' vith arol''"( r v "i 
v/ai ; b-iyrd ir: t'lo 't t' S t"'" rcot of Vrr ■•/■ir, 

/■^-(■n I't-nTcy v/-:- Tiftc o- "ir ft'rr ho- -t n r--ll /:■.■-' 
F,to ' ,, i!r v;orl:ccl fof 'in f- ';--r-r v;r;' l.i r.r'r •'!;• 1 ''ft r r.i-.''Ocl Tr 
rp- : ir,'- r.-on^y v/l'ic'' ]-.r :-p- rt for :■ ovi r;, ;■• oot.i r./: pool, ,;■ T 
Ev;i ii!,-, ard rati'"'- . i .za r-.vd wona.-.. ilis f.?r il-,- war. c'.;- o ^ 
a ; ,, cial article rioin by Life Kafra-zinc- explain in/; farlly i.ir 
dxf ■ rrt class ae: 



KO-,;r-:R 

T'-rthy Ar.ruin.-rc •■.'.ib born Jnnr 17, 1955 tbr yo'inrcst of rix 
obi'-'Trn. i'lhc was; premature anri wr:i';'u:ri only thrcr poun'^r fivo 
nv ■•■'.•■. i-ot l";:v.ir.~ t'^c spcci'il hofidtal cpvp tncn rho war c''-rricd 
aronr.r on a pillov.-, ro an nob to hai— her, and alcnt ina r:hoc box. 
Her parents were harder hit by the drpresnion and were not fully 
recovered uitil she was in hirh school. She learned to rake do 
with out a lot of thince. Dorotliy and h( r brother?: and sisters 
■used to listen to the rafHo and r;o to r^ovicB for mtertainrent. 
They didn't c'^t a TV \intil she was in hlrh school. 

She attended St. Peters rrad Gchool and thm Xv'ent to I'uldonc 
Hi/-h School-which is an all frirl catholic hifh school. She v/an 
Very active in school activities. She was a cheerlcar and in r.^ny 
of the school cV.oirs and clubs. She worked part tine during IIi/:h 
School a.s a soda jrr at a nearby drup:2torc. T\/o of her older sis- 
ters went to collcr;o but they paid thicr ov/n way. When she p:ot o 
out of school rhc ^^ot r'nrricd rirht avay. 

Kcr r-other never worked, she believed a worcnn place was in 
the hone, V/hcn tir.cs ^ot real hard slie v/oi-:ld do Siewir.g in her 
hone, but never {jo out of the house to work, Thoy had a sraller 
house Dorth;,'- shared a bcdroor vdth her sister Delores. Her tv/o 
older sister had another bedroor. and her two brothers had a bedroor 
in the baserent. He brothers and sisters were all quite a bit older 
and already on thi( r own by the ti'-e se pot to hif^h school thoufh: 



WESTEMEIERV SHARON lEE Mc^IAHONV 1946- 



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

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

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
rican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
r 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-.';;':-,'rA-,VAAyriV-A--.';-.Vyr;V>':A**:':-.':-.V 

•■■ OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name Sharon Lee McMahon Westemeier 



Date of form j.^^^ -^^ 2974 * ('D #_ 

2. Your college: Rock Va l l ey (.o llecje ■■ (ID //_ 



Kock va I l ey 1.0 i leg 
Rockford", iTTTnms 



* * * * * Vc !'; ;V ,': V; ;'c ;•; !V >•- .'r A iV ;V jV A ;'; iV:V ;■: ;V ;V A Vc 

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

X B efore 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



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

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

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



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

y Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) V Plains States 

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

^ Farming yC. M i n i ng Shopkeeping or small business 

Transportation V B ig Business ^ M anufacturing 

'y P rofessions X * ndus trial labor v O ther 

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

X. R oman Catholic Jewish ^Presbyterian __K Methodist 

^Baptist Epi scopal ian >( C ongregational v^ Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon Other Protestant Other 



What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews X C entral Europeans Italians Slavs 
^ Irish British Native Americans over several generations 
East Asian Other 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

X Interviews with other Family Bibles X Family Genealogies 
f ami 1 y membe rs 

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

y P hotographs y/ M aps O ther 



^MILY DATA 



Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Michael Francis McMahon Current Residence 

If dead, date of death Dec. 14> i!J44 " 

Place of birth Family Farm, Gary Owen, la. Date of Birth Aug. 5, ]8gi 



Education (number of years): 
grade school 7^5 high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Farmer Dates youth to 19331st Bernard, la. farm Datesl923 - 



2nd Soilder q^^^^ WW I 2nd DubuTue, la. Date^3 to 



death. 
3rd Security Fersonal Dates WW II 3rd Dates 



^th Factory Employee Dates Ji^st before d/^«Hth Dates 

Religion Roman Catholic 

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



Place of Marriage to your grandmother Bernard Iowa datftpril 25, 1^2'^ 

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

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name Margaret Regina Foley Current Residence Dubuque, lo-.-rr- 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Gary Owen, Iowa Date of birth I'srch 4, 1£98 



Education (number of years): 
grade school 8 high school 2-graduatedvocat ion a 1 college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Restaurr-nt work Date^9?0's to jst Bernard, la. farm Dates 192'-^ 

FTS^STTT— to "79^ 

2nd Dates 2nd Dubuoue, la. Dateio pres. 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

^th Dates 4th Dates 



Religion Roman Catholic 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Bernard, Iowa DAVe! April 25, ISW 

^°^^- l^ara^tPSf!»fhl^^^a£g'&?'^t|i,f? 0S|i^^;^^^) 3 stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N,,nK! Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Date of Birth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school l^igh school vocational college_ 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


^th 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

'4th Dates ^th Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



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

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^Dates 1st D ate 

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates 

3rd ^Dates 3rd __Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 



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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



3. 
Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Edward Emil Koch Current Residence Dubuque, Iowa 

I f dead, date of death — — 



Place of birth Dubuque, Iowa O^^^ ^^ ^^i^^^ November 13, 1865 

Education (number of years) 



grade school high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLace OF RESIDENCE 

J. ■ ■ Tr,^^ ■ir>^tr (after leaving home) 

Tst Electricign Dates 1904-1955] st Several homes after Dates 

— — rrmTTT^v-. 



2nd ^Dates 2nd ^702 Elm, Dubu-ue, la. Qgj.J^st 60 yrs 

3''d _Dates ^3rd 

'*th Dates /jth 

Religion Confjrel?tionist 

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



_Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your grandmother Dubunue, Iowa ~ date Jar,, u, 1906 

Note: If your mother was raised by a !.HJp r dL l HJ I U l a i lUL ll H r r B l ac l VH (tO ag e 1 8^ — " ' 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Magdalena Jenni Current Residence Dubuque, Iowa 

I f dead, date of death ~ ~~ ——————_—____ 



'Place of birth Columbus, Fcbrfigka ^3^^ ^f birth ^°^- "6, 1886 

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

grade school high school vocational college 

Dccupation(s) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

^ P .„ (after leaving home) 

1st Housewiie Dates 1st Several Komes after marriq]^^s 

'-nd ___Dates 2nd 2702 Elm, Dubunue, la. p^^tel ^^ ^^^' 

?rd Dates 3rd Presently in nursing horae.Q3j.g5 

Religion Congrelfitionist 

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



'lace of marriage to your grandfather i'i:DTque, lowa j^ — Jan. 11, 1906 

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



C-l Stepgrandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead . date of death 



l'l.i(<- mI hiith D.ile of biilh 

I diH .il i'ln (riiiiiil)i- r of yr.i i •. ) 
'|t.i(lc -.(hool hiyh '.chool vocol i <>n,i I colli^qe 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


^ith 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 

^ith Dates 'ith Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Political part ies , civil or social ^clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

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

Name Current Residence 



I f dead , date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd 



3rd Dates 3rd 

Re 1 i g i on 



Political party , civil or soc i a 1 c 1 ubs , sororities, etc, 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHIkDREN of A & B (or A- 1 or B- 1 ) 



Name nichael Francis McHahon 
Place of bi rth Bernard, la. 



Number of years of school ing 
Residence Dubuoue, Iowa 
Number of ch i Idren 



T 



Name J 

PlacA of bi rth " 
Numbir of years of 

Res i <lence 

Numbir of ch i idren 



school i ng 



Name I 

Placg of birth 

Number of years of 'school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren! 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ' 




Name ! 

Plati of birth 



Numbe^i>^^< 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 

Name Son born dead 
Place of bi rth 



chool I ng 



Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 



' Name Howard J. Koch 

Place of birth JJubuque, TaT 



Number of years of school ing 
Residenc e Dubuo ue, la. 
Number of Lll I lUmii r 



your father's name should appear below 

date I'.arch 2, 1924 
Occupation Maintenance H an 



Marital Status Marriy'd, Secorid wlTS 



date 



Marital Status 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



3ate 



Occupat I on 
Marl tal Status 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupation 



date 

ITccupatlon 



Marital Status 



Marital Status 



_ date 

Occupat I on 



date June 2, 1907 



.-^__^___ Occupat ion Lineman, t;iectric Company 
_"arital Status Married 



ovie<< 



3. 



6. 



7. 



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

d,,t(> Feb. 21, 1910 



I. N.irii.- Gladys Clara Koch Jansen 
f l.K <• of I) i t I li Dubuoue, Iowa 



NiinilxT o( yi-.ii ■. of school Itu) 8" 
Kcs i di-dc'j Dubuque, Iowa 
Number ol ch i 1 dren 2 



Occupal ion Clerk 



Marital Status Married 



N;ime Edward Emil Koch, Jr. 

r birth Dubuque, iowa 



Placo 

Number of years 

Res i dence 



of school ing 12~ 



Numbe r of ch i Idren 



Mari tal Status 

Died February 4, i^bb Dubuoue, Io"wa 



date March 28, 1914 

_ Occupation Factory part owner 
Single 



Name Dorothea Leona Koch Mayne 
Place of bi rth DUDuque, ±owa 



Number of years of school ing 
Residence Dubuque, Iowa 
Number of 



~ date March 19, 1917 
"Occupation riousewiie 



;hi Idt 



Marital Status V/idow 



Name Jenni Ruth Koch Jungk 
Place of birth Dubuque, Iowa 



Number of years of school ing W 
Residence Dubuque, Io wa 
Number of ch i 1 dren I 



l^te May 11, 1919 

Occupation factory laDorer 



Mari tal ^Status Married 



NameLola Bess Koch Frederick 
Place of birth UuDuoue, iowa 



Number of years of schoo 
Residence Durango, Iowa 
Number of ch i Idren 



ng 



"None" 



date August 26, 1920 

____^ Occupation Cilffxi service 

Marital Status Married 



Name Elsie Suphemia Koch Bradley 
Place of bi rth DUDuoue, iowa 
Number of years of school ing TT" 
Residence Dubuque, lewa 
Number of ch i Tdren 4 



Occupat ion 
Marital Status Married 



date July 24, 1923 
Receptionist 



Name Ethel Lorraine Koch McMahon Updike 

Place of bi rth Dubuau6, iOWa 

Number of years of school ing 
Residence Dubuoue, Iowa 
Number of 



TT 



~ date September 25, 1924 
Occupation Bookkeeper 



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Dubuque, Iowa 



Name Leta Jane Koch 

P lace of bi rth ^-i--. 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren Died Dec. 2'j>, i'j'AT 



Occupat ioh 
Mari tal Status 



"date Dec. 17, 1927 



Name Merle Philip Koch 
P lace of birth Dubuque, Iowa" 
Number of years of school Ing 
Residence Dubuque, Iowa 
Number of chi Idren 3 



TT 



date December 21, 1928 
Occupation Foiiceraan 



Marital Status Married 



Name Jean Marie Kocli ¥allis 
P lace of birth 



Dubuque, iowa 



Number of years of school ing 12 

Res i dence Dubuque, Iowa 

Number of chi Idren z ^ 



date March 25, 1930 



Occupat i on Housewife 



Marital Status Married 



Marital S tatu^arried, secono hu 



Your Father 



Name Michael Francis KcMahon, II Current Res i dence Dubuoue, Iowa 

If dead, date of death ~" ^ 



Place of birth Family farir Bernard, Iowa Date of birth March 2, 1924 

Education (number of years) — ^ 



grade school 8 high school none vocational none college none 

,Occupation(s) PL^^E OF RESIDENCE 

1 TV j> ^ tcaA mz (after leaving home) 

list Laborer - factory Dates 1944 - 46 Ut 36 Bluff St., Dubuoue Dates 45 - 53 



2nd Receiving Clerk pates 2nd Asbury, Iowa n^tes ^^ « 53 



3rd Owner - Beer Store Pates ^0 "63 3rd Numerous Apart nents, Dunuoue 53 - 55 



ttth ^ ^Maintenance m an Dates Presently i^^^ 36 Bluff St., Dubuoue Dates 55 to preseni 

"^^ ' ' 9 ' °" Roman Catholic ' 

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



'lace of marriage to your mother Dubunue, lowa ' ~3ate — Nov. 8 — 1^75" 

^OTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) Divorced Au£:ust 22, 1964 

Remarried May 7, 1970 to Irene Loch Kane 
^our Mother 

jame Ethel Lorraine Koch Current Residence Dubuoue, Iowa 

If dead, date of death 

Mace of birth Dubuoue, Iowa __^ Date of birth Septem ber 25, 1924 

:ducation (number of years) ' —————^.^— ______ 

grade school 8 high school 4 vocat iona 1 none college none 



)ccupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

Sajne as fathero (after leaving home) 
st Factory Laborer Dates isturtjl iQg/i i:umerco;-£^ ApurtOates 64 -66 



nd Seamstress & Bookkeepigates -^S - 65 2nd 1749 Vizalees, Dubuoue Dates 66 - 71 



r.rd Bookkeeper & Office K ^t%g er 6^ to pr ejsi^t 379 Kaufnann, Dubuoue Dates ^o present 

|;eligion Methodist 

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



iace of marriage to your father Dut'ucue, lo^■rR ~~ g^^^ — !!ov. ti, iy4"b" — 

OTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 
this page (F-2). Divorced August 22, I964 

Remarried September 24, 1966 to Carlos Updike 



Stepfather 

Name Carlos V. Updike 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Boscobel, Wise, Date of birth July 7, 1931 

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

Occupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Grocery Chain Employee Qg^g^ 1953 _ 70 ,5^ q^^^^ 



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2nd Custodicn Dgte^ 70 to pres^^J 



Dates 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 



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Ath Dates ^^th Dates 'j 

Rel ig ion T 

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

Place of marriage to your mother Dubuque, Iowa Date Sept. 24, ly " 

1 

2 Stepmother J 

Name Irene Loch Kane | 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st _Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd Dates ^3rd __Dates 

Re 1 I g I on 

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



Place of marriage to your father bubuoue, Iowa date May V, 13'((T 



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lame Sharon ^ee McMahcn Westemeier 
lace of bi rth Uubuoue, iowa " 

lumber of years of school Ing 



IT 



.esidence Rockford, Illinois 
umber of ch i Idren 2 



Date of birth Dec. 16, 1946 
Occupation Student 



Marital Status 



Married 



ame Michael Francis McMahcn, III 
(lace of bl rth Dubuque, lowa 



fumber of years of school Ing ~1T' 

es i dence Hiaw a tha, Ic'. g 

umber of ch i 1 dren 1 '~~ 



Date of birth April 19, 1948 



Patrick James McMahcn 

Dubuque, Towa" 



ame 

lace of bi rth 
fumber of years of school ing 13" 

esidence Huxley, Iowa " 



lumber of ch i Idren 



Kone 



tame Colleen Marie McMahon 

lace of b i rth Dubuoue, TaufT 



jraber of years of school ing 12 

2si dence Dubuaue, Iowa 



jmber of chi Idren Kone 



jmber of chi Idren 



ame 

lace of bi rth " 

■jmber of years of school ing 
;si dence 
fjmber of chi Idren 



lame 

llace of bi rth 

fjmber of years of school ing 

hs i dence 

fjmber of chi Idren ' 



lime 

llace of bi rth 

fjmber of years of school ing 

l!S i dence 



jmber of ch 1 Idren 



____^__^_^__ Occupation 

Marital Status Ma-ried 



Date of birth December ?, 1953 
Occupation Plumber 



Marital Status Married 



Date of bi rth October 28, 1955 
Occupation ' 



Marital Status Single 



lHILDR2;i; of E and P-2 
■ame Kathleen I-'arie i-criah on 
lace of bi rth Dubuoue, iowa 
■jmber of years of school ing 
;si dence 



Date of birth August 21, 1970 



Marital Status 



Occupat ion 



Tate of bi rth_ 
Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



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

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



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CREDITS 

Our Farr.lly History 
compiled by Nancy L. Jansen Stzensland, 1964 

Mrs. Margaret McMahon 

Miss Lorraine McMahon 

*, \ \ V Mrs, Ethel Updike ^ 

Division of Vital Statistics, State of Iowa 

Mr. Edward E. Koch 

Mrs. Gertrude Corcoran Coleman 

Mrs. Mable Corcoran Hetland 



I 



• , Preface 

I My first reaction to a family history was that it 
,1 
wotild make good bedtime reading, I had that thought 

ln'»m^nd when I began writing and tried to keep the / 

paper as interesting as possible, 

I hope this history will be of some value to the 
readlers and reachers who may use it in the future. The 
information included is correct to the best of my knowledge, 

After I began, I decided to make the paper as 

comptlete as I could for the benefit of the other members 

j 

of Tm'.< family. So often, many of the things that make 

f 
ouri ancesters alive and human for us are lost through 

the generations. If this paner can make my ancesters 

T 'I 

re^l for the readers, I've accomplished my goal. 



I 1 



atrlck McMahon 

tn * Ireland "• "" 

Fled - Ireland [Ichael Francis McMahon II 
iarrled - Mary Smlom - 3-2-24 - Bernard, Iowa 
Ireland tied - 

6 childiarrie^ - Ethel Ko«h - 11-8-45 

I Dubuque , Iowa 

lary Smith ' 4 children 
om - Ireland >ivorctd - 8-22-1964 

lied - Gary Owen, larrie4 - Irene Loch Kane 

Iowa 1 Dubuque J Iowa 

larried - 5-7-1970 

Patrick McMahot 1 child 

6 children "" __ 



Sharon Lee McMahon j 

Bom - 12-16-1946 - Dubuque, Iowa • 
Married - Terrence Westemeier 

2-27-65 - Dubuque, lowa 

2 children 

Michael Francis McMahon III 
Bom - 4-19-1948 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - Mary Ellen Forshae 

4-24-71 - Sweu City, Iowa 

1 child 

Patrick James McMahon 

Bom - 12-3-53 - Dubuque. Iowa 

Married - Margene Sue Ihle 

5-4-74 - Slater, Iowa 

Colleen Marie McMahon 
Bom - 10-28-55 



Kathleen Marie McMahton 
Bom - 8-21-70 



Patrick McMahon 

lorn * Ireland 

01*d - Ireland 

Married - Mary Smith 
Ireland 
6 children 

Rlry Smith 
Bom - Ireland 
Dltd - Gary Owen, 
Iowa 
Married - 

Patrick McMahon 

6 children 



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John McMatxsn 

Bom - Ireland 

Died - Gary Owen, Iowa 

Never married 

Owen McMahon 

Bom - Ireland 

Died - Gary Owen, Iowa 

Never Married 

Arthur McMahon 

Bom - Ireland 

Died - Gary Owen, Iowa 

Never married 

Ross McMahon 

Bom - 1822 - Ireland 

Died - 10-20-1911 

Dubuque , Iowa 
Married - Bridget McMahon 
7 children 

Mary McMahon 
Bom - Ireland 
Married - Tim Mannus 
3 children 



Rose McMahon 
Bom - Ireland 
Married - Patrick Flannlgan 
3 children 



Bridget Donahue 

Bom - March 1838 - County 

Cavan, Ireland 
Died - 6-5-13 - Dubuque, 
Married - Ross McMahon 
7 children 



Sister Mary Caroline 
Patrick Donahue 



Catherine Donahue 
Married - Dougherty 



Michael Flynn 

Bom - Ireland 

Died - unknown 

Married - Marie Collins 

■^ 6 children 



jTiarle Collins 

I Bom - Ireland 

I Died - unknown 

I Married - Michael Flynn 

I— 6 children 




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John McMahon 

James McMahon 
Died - 4-l7-l> 
Haver married, 

Walter HcMaho^ 
Bom - 1874 : 
Died - 5-29-56 

Ross McMahon 
Died - 10-2-53 
Never married 

George McMahon 
Died - 6-23-51 

Married - Blatich 

1 child 

Mary McMahon 

Bom - 8-3-1858 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - 10-25-1913 

Married - JolUi Corcoran - 4-23-1890 
Dubuque, Iowa - 4 children 

Owen Eugene McMahon 
Bom - 9-17-1863 - Dubuque, 
Died - 6-8-35 - G^ry Owen, Iowa 
Married - Catherine Flynn 
8 children 



Mary Flynn 
Dates unknown 
Married - Patrick Qulnn 
6 children 

Michael Flynn ■ 

Died - young » Dubuque , Iowa 

Married - 1 child 

Ed Flynn 
Dates unknown 
Never married 

Margaret Flynr 

Dates unknown 

Married - Ed Art land - 1 chtl 

Ann Flynn 
Dates unknown 
Married - childless 

Bridget Flynn 
Dates unknown 
Married - George Colllson 



Catherine Flynn ~" 

Dates unknown 
Married - Owen E. McMahon 
8 children 



Michael Francis McMahon 
Bom - 8-5-1891 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Died - 12-14-1944 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - Margaret Foley - 4-25-2 

Bernard, Iowa 

1 child 



Raymond McMaten 
Bom - 1-3-1894 - 
Died - 5-14-1955 
Never married 



Gary Owen, Iowa 
- Montlcello 



Albert McMahon 
Bom - 10-17-1895 
Died - April 1972 
Married - Marie 

4 children 



John McMahon 
Bom - 12-25-1897 
Died - 4-1-1956 
Married - 4 children 

Lorraine McMahon 
Bom - 8-24-1899 
Died - 
Never mafrled 



Gary Owen, Iowa 




Mlchaat Francis McMatvjn II 
Bom - 3-2-24 - Bernard, Iowa 
Died - 
MarrleJ - Ethel Ko«h - 11-8-45 

Dubuque , Iowa 

4 chlldr«n 
Divorced - 8-22-19t4 
Married - Irene Loch Kane 

Dubuque , Iowa 

5-7-1970 

1 child 



Gary Owen, Iowa 



James McMahon 

Bom -1-25-1902 - Gary Owen, Iowa 

Died - 10-2-1937 

Married - 3 children 



Gertrude McMahon 
Bom - 8-20-1904 
Died - 
Never married 



Gary Owen, Iowa 



Florence McMahon 

Bom - 3-12-1907 - Gary Owen, Iowa 

Died - 2-13-1972 - Dubuque, Iowa 

Errled - Charles Gaul 
Chicago 
rrled - Peter Larson 
Chicago 



Sharon Lee McMahon I 

' Bom - 12-16-1946 - Dubuque, Iowa ' 
Married - Terrence Westemeler 

2-27-65 - Dubuque, lowa 

2 children 

Michael Francis McMahon III 
Bom - 4-19-1948 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - Mary Ellen Forshee 

4-24-71 - Sweu City, Iowa 

1 child 

Patrick James McMatwn 

Bom - 12-3-53 - Dubuque, Iowa 

Married - Margene Sue Ihle 

5-4-74 - Slater, Iowa 

Colleen Marie McMahon 
Bom - 10-28-55 



Kathleen Marie McMatwn 
Bom - 8-21-70 



Additional information for members of the McKahon Family 

Mary Smith 

Immigrated from Ireland viith six children in 

1852, Purchased V of a section of Land for $1 

an acre at Gary Ov;en, Iowa in 1857. 

Ross McMahon 

Only child of Mary Smith McHahon to remain in 
Dubuque, Iowa after the purchase of the farm. 
Occupation: Stonemason 
Children - additional inforr.ation: 
H \ \ John - Moved to Washington State, 

James - Mined out west but returned hom.e, 
Ross - Telegrapher for western Union, 

Centerville, Iowa, later went to 
Chicago, 
Walter - Attended College, moved west, was a 

carpenter and niner, 
George - Attended College, lav^'/er in Chicago, 
Mary - Attended school, was a housewife, 
Owen - Farmer on land purchased by Mary 
Smith McMahon, 



Children of Michael Flynn - Additional Information 
Mary Flynn - Moved to V.'-shington State with 

husb-ind Pa Crick '^uinn, Thay v;3r3 a 
family of musicians and started tneir 
own band, 
Bridget Flynn - Husband George ColLison dele in 
race horses, resided in Dubuque, 
Iowa, 
Anne Flynn - Moved to California with her husband, 
Ed Flynn - went to Sc, Louis for 40 years, returned 
to see his sister, Catherine, left again 
and was never heard from, 

Michael Francis McMahon, II 

Bom: :-:arch 2, 1924, Bernard, ^wa. 
Education: d> years - Occupation: Maintenance Man 
flesidence: Dubuque, Iowa - Religion: Itom.an Catholic 
Married: t'ovember 8, 1945 to iithol Xoch in Dubuque, 
Children: 4 Grandchildren: 3 

• Divorced: August 22, 1964, Dubu";ue , Icwa 
Married: May 7, 1970 to Irene Loch Kane 
Children: l' Grandchildren: none 



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Fact Sheet on the Children of Michael F. McMahon 

and wives 

Ethel Koch: 

Sharon Lee McMahon 

Bom: Decenabp-r 16, 1946, Dubuque, Iowa 
Education: 13 years - Occupation: Housewife and 

stud'jnt at Rock Valley College 
Residence: Rockford, Illinois - Religion: Roman Catholic 
Married: February 27, 1965 to Terrence H. Westemeier 

in Dubuque, Iowa, 
Children: Taaa Lee, 3om 10/6/65 in Dubuque, Iowa 

Terry Lee, 3om 3/5/67 in isockford, Illinois 

Michael Francis McMahon, III 

Bom: April 19, 1948, Dubuque, Iowa, 
Education: 14 years - Occupation: Engineering 

Laboratory Technician 
Residence: Hiawatha, Iowa - Religion: >'ethodist 
Married: April 24, 1971 to Mary Ellen Forshee in 

Swea City, Iowa, 
Children: Scoit Michael, bomJl/l/7l in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Patrick Janr.es McMahon 

Bom: December 3, 1953, Dubuque, Iowa 
Education: 13 years - Occupation: Plumber 
Residence: Huxley, Iowa - Religion: Lut^.eran 
Married:- May 4, 1974 to Mar gene Sue Ihle in 
Slater, Iov;a„ 

Colleen t^arie McMahon 

Bom: October 2-3, 1955, Dubuque, lo'wa 
Education: 12 years - Occupation: Clerk 
Resides ac hoT.e in Dubuque, Iowa, 
Religion: l-.ethodist 
Single: 

Irene Lech Kane : 

Kathleen ^'arie >:cMahon 

Bom: August 21, 1970, Dubuque, Iowa 
Resides at home in Dubuque, Iowa, 
Religion: ?>orTian Cathj^lic 



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Maty Foley 

Bom - 3<J4-1896 - Gary Owen, Iowa 

Died - May 1931 

Married - Lynch 

1 child - died Infant 

Martha Foley 

Bom - 3-4-1898 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Died - 6-20-1958 - MaqiioWeta, Iowa 
Married - Harry RolLlnger 
6 children 

Margaret Foley 

Bom - 3-4-1898 

Died - 

Married - Michael McM*hon 

4-25-1923 - Bernard, Iowa 

1 child 



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iBom - Ireland 
iDlad - Ireland 
{Married - Hanora 



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Hanora 

Bom - Ireland 

Died - Ireland 

Married - Michael Foley 



Father - unknown 
Bom - Ireland 



Mother - Oonavhon 
Bom * Ireland 



JThomaa Connors 
[Bom - Ireland 

Mother - unknovm 
Bom - Ireland 



Ireland 

Gary Owen, Iowa 




Martha Braughten 
Bom - 12-7-1876 
Died - 5-29-1921 
Married - McCann 

1 child 

Widowed 
Married - Patrick Foley 
Brothers names unknown 

Patrick Foley 

Bom - 3-17-1820 - Ireland 
Died - 11-15-1916 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Married - Martha Braughten McGann 
7 children 





Daniel Collins 
Bom - Ireland 

Died - May 1895 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Married - Mary Connors 
6 children 



Mary Connors ~' 

Bom - January 1826 - Ireland 
Died - 2-2-1907 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
(farrled - Daniel Collins 
6 children 




Mary McGann Filey 

Bom - 3-13-1856 - Gary Owen, Iowa 

Died - unknown 

Married - Michael Collins 

3 adopted children 

Ellen Foley 
Dates unknown 
Never married 

Joseph Foley 
Dates unknown 
Married - unknown 

Mary Foley 
Dates unknown 
Married - Heffeman 

U children 

Martha Foley 
Bom - unknown 
Died - age 22 
Married - Mulvlhall 

1 child - died infant 

Michael Foley 

Bom - 2-9-1861 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Died - 4-11-1937 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Married - Catherine Collins - 1-23-1895 
3 children 

John Foley 
Dates unknown 
Never married 



Catherine Collins 

Bom - 8-16-1863 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Died - 8-15-1911 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Married - Michael Foley - 1-23-1895 

3 children 

Johonna Collins 
Dates unknown 
Majrtied - Martin 

4 children 

Dennis Collins 
Dates unknown 
Wife - unknown 

7 children 

Daniel Collins 
Dates unknown 
Married - 3 children 



Ellen Collins 
Married - McCarthy 

6 children - 3 died infants 

Thomas Collins 
Dates unknown 
Never Married 




Mary Foley 

Bom - 3ii!(i'l896 - Gary Owen, Iowa 

Died - May 1931 

Married - Lynch 

1 child - died Infant 

Martha Foley 

Bom - 3-4-1898 - Gary Owen, Iowa 
Died - 6-20-1958 - Maquoketa, Iowa 
Married - Harry Rollingar 
6 children 

Margaret Foley 

Bom - 3-4-1898 

Died - 

Married - Michael McMahon 

4-25-1923 - Bernard, Iowa 

1 child 



Additional Information for members of the Foley Family 

Martha Braughten 

Believed bom in Australia, orphanied, raised 
by an Irish family named Mujrphy and brought to 
America with them and their familvo 

Joseph Foley 

Martha and Patrick Foley's son. He left b^me 
when he was a young man and was never heard from 
again. 

Children of Daniel Collins, additional information 

Daniel Collins - Policeman in Brute, I'ontana 
Dennis Collins - Farmer in Ceder Rapids, Iowa 
Thomas Collins - Min/.er in ilontana 



Michael Foley 

Occupation: Farmer 
Children: additional information, 
Mairy Foley 

Graduated frcr.-i, ^lursas Training. ;7ent 
with friends to work in Califomia for 
a few yearSo Came home and married there, 

Martha Foley 

Graduated from High School 

Margaret Foley 

Graduated from. High School 



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Howard Jo Koch 
Bom - 6-2-07 

Gladys Clara Moch 
Bom - 2-21-10 

Edward Emil Koch, Jr. 
Bom - 3-28-14 
Died - 2-4-66 

Dorothea Leona Koch 
Bom - 3-19-17 

Jenni Ruth Koch 
Bom - 5-11-19 

Lola Bess Koch 
Bom - 8-26-20 

Elsie Euphemia Koch 
Bom - 7-24-23 

Ethel Lorraine Koch 
Bom - 9-25-24 

Let a Jane Koch 
Bom - 12-17-27 
Died - 12-23-27 

Merle Philip Koch 
Bom - 12-21-28 

Jean Marie Koch 
Bom - 3-25^30 



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Ruth Kortemeyer 



Patar Lorlngatt 
Bom - 1823 - Swltsarland 
Dtad - 1877 - Oubuqua, Iowa 
Married - Anna Haartla 



Anna Haartla 

Bom - 1831 - Swltzarland Schlers 

Canton of Granbunden 
Died - 1881 - Dubuque, Iowa 

Elizabeth Haertle 

Katarlna (Catherine) Haertle 

Dorothea Haertle 

John Haertle 

Thoma* Haertle 

One deceased son 




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I August Koch 
I Bom - Holland - later 
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I Died - unknown 

Married - unknown name 



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John Lorlntett 

Bom - 1834 - Shlad, Canton 

Gratbunded, Switzerland 
Died - 191 ( - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - Sophia - 5 children 



Dora Lorlntett 

Bom - 6-25-1856 - Shied, Canton 

Graubunded, Switzerland 
Died - 10-17-1937 - Dubuque, Iowa 



Elizabeth Lorlngett 

Bom - I86f - Switzerland 

Died - 1939 - Dubuque, Iowa 

Married - Albert Llek - 3 children 



Anna Lorlngett 

Bom - 9-19-1871 - Rome, Italy 
Died - 10-21-1949 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - Andrew Dana - i children 



Bnll EdwanI Koch 

Bom - 8-11-1856 - Baden, Holland 
Died - 4-20-06 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Occupation - cooper 



Mary Koch 
Bom - unkTK>wn 
Died - unknown 
Married twice - Mhel stain 
Layman 
wheteabouts unknown 



Dorothy (Dora) Koch 
Bom - 8-6-1878 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - 8-16-1957 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - Charles H. Bauer 
no children 

Amelia (Millie) Koch 
Bom - 8-25-1881 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - 5-26-1945 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - James Collins 

9 children 
Married - Edward Smith 

Anna Koch 

Bom - 4-8-1883 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - 12-2-1961 - Dixon, Illinois 
Married - Sam Jones 

no children 
Married - Frank Daschbach 

2 children 



Edward Emll Koch 
Bom - 11-13-1885 
Died - 

Married - Magdalera Jennl 
12 children 



Dubuque , Iowa 



da (Tlllle) Koch 
6-7-1888 - Dubuque, Iowa 



Mathilda 
Bom 

Died - 10-20-1918 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - John Miller 
2 children 



Clara Koch 

Bom - 12-21-1890 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - 

Married - Wllltam Ferguson 
3 children 

Besse Koch 

Bom - 8-25-1895 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - 3-13-1962 - Dixon, Illinois 
Married - Leo F. Palen 
3 children 

William Koch 

Bom - 9-1-1898 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - Married - Harriet Ruth Kortemeyar 
2 children 



One son bom dead 

Howard J, Koch 
Bom - 6-2-07 

Gladys Clara Hoch 
Bom - 2-21-10 

Edward Bmll Koch, Jr. 
Bom - 3-28-14 
Dlad - 2-4-66 

Dorothea Leona Koch 
Bom - 3-19-17 

Jennl Ruth Koch 
Bom - 5-11-19 

Lola Bess Koch 
Bora - 8-26-20 

Elsie Euphemla Koch 
Bom - 7-24-23 

Ethel Lorraine Koch 
Bom - 9-25-24 

Lata Jane Koch 
Bom - 12-17-27 
Died - 12-23-27 

Merle Philip Koch 
Bom - 12-21-28 

Jean Marie Koch 
Bom - 3-25-30 



Additional information for members of the Koch Family 



Peter Loringett 

Occupation: Family vineyards in Switzerland, 

nrooerty was lost, ho'.-.'ever. 
Travel: '.;ifh A-ife anz far.ily to Italy, then to 
America settling in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Anna Haertle 

Occupation: Nurse - enlisted under rule of 
Emperor William I 

Midwife, mads salves and herb medicines, 
set bones after mora to Dubuque with 
husband Peter Loringett, 



Fact Sheet on the Children of Edward Emil Koch 
and Magdalena Jenni 

Son bom dead, 

Howard J, Koch 

Bom: June 2, 1907, Dubuque, lo'wa 

Education: 3 years - Occupation: Lineman, Electric Co, 

Retired 
Residence: Dubuque, lova 

Married : >:overTi.ber 26,1931 to Vema Elizabeth 
derendes in Dubuque, Icwa 
-. Children: 1 Grandchildren: 3 s^:: - * 

Gladys Clara Koch 

Bom: February 21, 1910, Dubuque, Iowa 
Education: 8 years - Occupation: J.etired clerk 
Residence: Dubuque, Iowa 
Married: June 25, 1936 to 'villiam Howard Jansen 

in Dubuque, lowao 
Children 2 Grandchildren: 5 

Edward Sir.il Koch, Jr, 

Bom: March 23, 1914, Dubuque, Iov;a 

Education: 12 years - Occupation: Businessman, Owiaer 

Furniture Factory 
Died: February 4, 1966 in Dubuque, Iowa 
Never Married 

Dorothea Leona Koch 

Bom: March 19., 1917, Dubuque, lov/a 

Education: 3 years - Occupation: Housewife 

Residence: Dubucue , lo'va 

Married: October 23, 1937 to "Rueben Mayne , Widowed 

Children: 4 Grandchildren: 15 

Jenni Ruth Koch 

Bom.: May 11, 1919, Dubuque, lo'-.'a 

Education: 8 years - Occupation: Factory Employee 

Residence: Dubuque, Iowa 

Married: July 2/, 1940 to Ralph J, Jungk in 

Dubuque , Iowa 
Children: 1 Grandchildren: 1 

Lola Bess Koch 

Bom: August 26, 1920, Dubu-ue, Iov;a 

Education: 8 years - Occupation: Civil Servant 

Residence: '^urango, Iowa 

Married: Seotexber 14, 1940 to Melvin George (Bud) 

Frederick in Dubuque, Iowa 
Children: None 



Elsie Euphemia Koch 

Bom: July 24, 1923, Dubuque, Iowa 

Education: 12 years - Occupation: Receptionist 

Residence: Dubuque, Iowa 

Married: September 27, 1944 to Robert Joseph 

Bradley in Dubuque 
Children: 4 Grandchildren: 2 

Ethel Lorraine Koch 

Bom: September 25, 1924, Dubuque, Iowa 
Education: 12 years - Occuoation: Bookkeeper 
Residence: Dubuque, Iowa 
,^ N'v Married: November 8, 1945 to Michael Francis 

McMahon in Dubuque 
Children: 4 Grandchildren: 3 
Divorced: August 22, 1964, Dubuque, Iowa 
Married: September 24, 1966 to Carlos Updike in 

Dubuque , Iowa 
Children: None 

Leta Jane Koch 

Boim: December 17, 1927, Dubuque, Iowa 
Died: December 23, 1927, Dubuque, Iowa 

Merle Philip Koch 

Bom: December 21, 1928, Dubuque, Iowa 
Education: 12 years - Occupation: Policeman 
Residence: Dubuque, lowa 
Married: May 5, 1951 to Delores Ender in 

Dubuque , Iowa 
Children: 3 Grandchildren: None 

Jean Marie Koch 

Bom: March 25, 1930, Dubuque, Iowa 
i^ducation: 12 years - Occupation: Housevjife 
Residence: Dubuquex Iowa 

Married: May 23, 1956 to Lester Thorr.as Wallis 
Children: 3 Grandchildren: None 



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>2 - Portland, Oregan 
.-ude - Portland, Oz^gan 
lildren 



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9 - Columbus, Nebraska 
61 - Omaha, Nebraska 

Garlic 
htldren 



99 - Dubuque , Iowa 

- Homsbrook, California 
at Castle Crag, California 
ice Jacobs 



- Dubuque, Iowa 

1 Ott 
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Idtne Demkier 
hildren 



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Euphemla Baungartner 

Bom - 10-12-1862 - Engl, Canton 

of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died - 2-16-1923 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - John Jannt 
7 chlldran 



Anna Maria Becker 

Bom - unknown 

Died - unknown 

Married - Frldolln Oertly 



Magdalena Becker 

Bom - unknown 

Died - unknown 

Married - Johan Melchl or Jenn 



Johan Melchl or Jennl 
Bom - 1816 - Ennenda, Canton 
of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died - 1890 
Married - Magdalena Becker 




Marie Jennl Hoesly 

Melchlor Jennl 

Daniel Jennl 

John Jennl 

Bom - 4-7-1857 - Ennenda, Canton 

of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died - 5-17-1937 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - Emphemla Baungartner 

6-15-1882 - Columbus, Neb, 

Anna Katarlna Jennl 
Bom - 1846 - Ennenda, Canton 
of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died - 8-3-1891 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Married - Frederick Jenne 

4-20-1875 

3 children 



Melchlor Jennl 

Bom - 4-3-1883 - Columbus, Mebraska 
Died - 2-27-1962 - Portland, Oregan 
Married - Gertrude - Portland, Oregan 
no children 

Fannie Jennl 

Bom - 12-2-1884 - Columbus, Nebraska 
Died - 

Married - Leo Tlppe 
4 children 

Magdalena Jennl 

Bom - 11-26-1886 - Columbus, Nebraska 
Married - Edward Bmll Koch 
1-11-06 - Dubuque, Iowa 
12 children 

John Jennl 

Bom - 5-8-1889 - Columbus, Nebraska 
Died - 9-20-1961 - Omaha, Nebraska 
Married - Dora Garlic 
no children 

Fred Jennl 

Bom - 2-24-1899 - Dubuque, Iowa 

Died - 8-20-40 - Homsbrook, California 

Killed at Castle Crag, California 
Married - Bemlce Jacobs 

William Jennl 

Born - 9-10-01 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - 

Married - Ethel Ott 
1 child 

Edward Jennl 

Bom - 9-12-1905 - Dubuque, Iowa 
Died - 

Married - Geraldlne Demkler 
no children 



Additional information for members of the Jenni Family- 



Early entries in the family record book or bible that 
was obtained from S-.v-itzerland n\any years ago by Ed^vard 
Jenni are listed below. 



Fr idol in Jenni 

Bom: 1613, Ennenda, Canton of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died: 1683 

Melchior Jenni 

Bom: 1641, Ennenda, Canton of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died: 1681 

Meister Rudolf Jenni 

Bom: 1676, Enrienda , Canton of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died: 1738 

Hans >:elchior Jenni 

Bom: 1707, Ennenda, Canton of Glarus, Switzerland 

Johan Rudolf Jenni 

Bom: 1741, Ennenda, Canton of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died: 1821 

Daniel Jenni 

Bom: 1774, Kilchli, Switzerland 
Died: 1850 

Johan r'.elohlor Jenni 

Bom: 1816, Ennenda, Canton of Glarus, Switzerland 
Died: 1390 

John Jenni 

Bom: 1837, Ennenda, Canton of Glarus, Switzerland 
Lost: End of recora book entries. 

First U.S. Citizanshio paners: 11/11/1830, Columbus, 

Nebraska 
Full Citizenship: 10/20/1335, Colur.bus, r;ebraska 
Occupations: Well Driller in Nebraska 

Stationar;/ Engineer in Dubuque, lowa. 
Moved family froT, Ilebraska to Iowa in lS90o 

Anna Katarina Jenni 

Car.e to Ar.-.arica abou'; 1SS3. Only she and John, of 
the Johan and :;agdalana. Becker Jenni children 
came to A~arica, 

Settled in Dubucua, lo.va witn. aunt and uncle, 
Anna Maria Becker Oertly and Jridolin Certiyo 



Euphimia Baungartner 

CaT.e Co Arnarica alone May 3, 1831 
Settled in Columbus, Nebraska 
Met and married John Jenni 



Early McMahon History 

Mary Smith McMahon was a widow when she made the 
journey to America from Ireland, probably County Cork, 
in 1352, She came with her six children: John, Cwen, 
Arthur, Mary, Rose, and Ross who was 30 at the time. 

The McMahon 's made their way t<i Iowa. Ross 
settled in Dubuque and took, up his trade as a stone- 
mason, Mary purchased % of a section of land for 
$1.00 an acre in 1857 at Gary Owen, near Dubuque, 
in a rural area of Irish immigrant farmers. She and the 
other five children settled there. 

Young Mary became the wife of Tim Mannus and 
had three children, James, Alice, and Anne. Rose 



married Patrick Flannigan and had three children also, 
James, Patrick, and Mary, John, Owen, and Arthur stayed 
bachelors on the fann» 

Ross did well in his trade. He built bridges, 
railroad tressles, churches, and houses, including a 
lovely home for his wife, Bridget Donahue, and their 
family that is still lived in today. (Not by a McMahon, 
The home was sold to settle an estate about 25 years 
ago.) 

Bridget was an Irish lass from County Cavan who 
had two sisters and a brother in this country with 
her. One sister was a Roman Catholic nun and the other 
married a Dougherty, Her brother Patrick lived in 
New Alben, Iowa. 

The young McMahon's raised their brood of seven 
in Dubuque's South End, traditionally an Irish section, 
where the home .-toss built is located, Apnarently the 
family enjoyed a haony home life, with a stress on 
education and individuality. Their children scattered 
and entered new occupations. 

George and ;7alter wenc to college. George was a 
lawyer in Chicago, married, and had one son. Walter 
went out west and was carpenter and miner, Mary went 
to school, then married John Corcoran, The wedding was 
a gala affair with a reception for 300 guests in the 
new bam near t -'.e house. The Corcorans lived in Dubuque 



and raised their four daughters in the Corcoran homeo 
Young Ross worked as a telegrapher for the Western 
Union in GenterviLIe, Iowa and later moved to Chicago,, 
James went west mining f4)r awhile but returned home, 
John moved to Washington, and Owen took over the family 
farm in Gary Owen with his wife Catherine Flynn. 

Catherine was the daughter of Mike Flynn and 
Marie Collins, Irish imiriigrants. There was often talk 
that they had come from Counties Caven and Tiooerary. 
Catherine, like Owen, came from a family of seven 
children, 

Catherine's sister Mary and her husband, Pat 
Quinn went to Washington State. They had six children. 
The family was musically inclined and they had their 
own band, Margaret married Ed Art land and had one 
son. Neither Anr.e (whose married name is unknown) nor 
Bridget, who married George Collison, a race horse 
dealer in Dubuque, had children, Catherine's brother 
Ed disappeared and turned up 40 years later to see 
his mother and Catherineo He'd been in St. Louis, 
After his visit he was not heard from again. The other 
brother, Mike, was married, had one daughter, and died 
young in Dubuque, 

Owen and Catherine raised their family on the farm 
in Gary Owen, Grandpa was the oldest of their eight 
children. 




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Grandpa McMahon to Marriage 

Michael Francis (Frank) McMahon was bom on the 
McMahuDn farm near Gary Ov;en, the oldest of Cwen ' s 
eight children, in 1891. Over the next sixteen years 
RaynHDnd, Albert, John (Jack), Lorraine, Jarr.es, Gertrude, 
and Florence were bom. Owen's brother James, lived 
with the family for some tirje also, 

Frank attended country grade school and worked on 
the farm as a youngester. Depending on which relative 
you ask, either his mother or father lacked ambition, 
so Frank quit school and ran the farm when he vjas old 
enough. 

The three oldest boys, Frank, RayTTond, and Albert 



served in the First './orld ;;ar. Frank was in the 
Infintry and saw action in France. All three returned 
to the farm when the war was over. 

Recreation tL^ie was spent at square dances, bam 
dances, and house parties, where everyone converged on 
a house to play cards and dance. It was probably at 
one erf these gatherings that a neighbor girl, Margaret 
Foley, caught Frank's fancy after the war. They were 
married on April 25, 1923, 

Neither Raymond nor Lorraine married and both 
remained on the farm. The old frame house on the farm 
burnt about 1940 and was replaced by a new frame hom>e 
that was occupied but never totally completed, Lorraine 
sold the place within the past year, Albert married and 
raised his four children on a farm near the home place. 
Jack -arried and had four children. They roved to 
Dubuque and lived in the south end, Gertrude '.vorked in 
Chicago for a time with her sister Florence, She was 
placed in a mental institutation at Independence, Iowa 
when she was a young woman. For the past several years 
she has lived in a residence home for C-e elderly, James 
married a girl named Mildred, had three daughters and 
lived in Chicago, Florence spent mx)St of her adult life 
in Chicago v;orking at numerous jobs. She was m.arried 
in Chicago twice, to Charl2s Gaul and Peter Larson, 
and was wiao^/'ed both ti.Tes, She never had children. The 
last few years of her life she resided in Dubuque. 



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I Patrick Foley came from Ireland and settled 
artsund Dubuque, where he met and married Martha 
Briughten McGann, a widow with a sm.all daughter. 

': Martha's story is an interesting one. Her death 
certificate indicated that she was bom in Ireland, 
however, that seems td be wrong. According to her 
granddaughter, Martha 3raughten was bom in Australia, 
and carried a bit of English blood. She was orphaned 
at a young age, taken to Ireland and raised by a family 
named Murphy. Whei. the Murphy's im.migrated to the U. S., 
they brought :!artha with them:. Here, she married a fellow 
named :-;cGann and had a daughter, Mary. Her husband 



was hauling rock for Che building of the Gary Owen 
church when he was killed. She Chen married Pat Foley, 
and her daughter adooCed Che Foley name also. 

Martha never spoke of her oast or where she came 
from„ The only apparenC meraori(6 was a picCure of her 
brothers, who were not in this country, that hung on 
the wall. It se-;ras reasonable thaC anyone wich English 
blood, living in Che midsC of an Irish comr.uniCy, 
would keep the matter quiat» Martha did just that 
for many years. 

Pat Foley was called to serve during the Civil 
War but a mistake was made and he wasn't required to 

go. 

Martha and Pat had six children, illen, Joseph, 
Margaret, Martha, John, and :;ichaelo The family lived 
on a farm near Gary Owen, Iowa. 

Mary McGann Foley married Mike Collins and adopted 
three children. The family lived in Dubuque's south 
end where Mary had a small candy store. £llen never 
married and remained v;ich/ner parenCs. Joseph lefC 
home and never recumed. His neice noCed ChaC in Cliose 
days ic didn't mat:Cer, yet his mother often cried 
because she didn't know where he was. No trace of him 
has ever been found. 

Margaret carried a Heffeman and had eleven 
children. The family homsteaded in Dakota, Martha 



married a Muluihall. Their only child died shortly before 
Martha's early death at 22. John never married, 
Michael (Mike) married Catherine Collins and lived 
on the family farm with his parents and sister, Ellen,, 

Catherine Collins had been raised on Che family 
farm not far from the Foley's place. Her father, 
Daniel Collins, and mother, Mary ConruDrs, had come 
from Ireland seperatly, settled at Gary Owen and 
married in this country, Mary talked of coming from 
County Cork, During her three -lonth journey by ship, 
seven died. They were wraaned in blankets and dropned 
over board, Dan Collins had often been heard to say, 
"If there were more sour milk and potatoes in Ireland, 
I'd have stayed," 

Daniel and Mary Collins had six children: Catherine, 
Ellen, Thomas, Daniel, Dennis, and Johanna, Ellen 
married a McCarthy, They lost three baby sons and 
raised three daughters, Thomas mined in Montana and 
never married, Daniel rroved to 3ute, Montana, became 
a policeman, married and had three children. Dennis 
farmed near Cedar Rapids, Io'•^'a , married, and had 
seven children, including twin daughters and a baby 
son who died, Johanna's husband was a Martin and they 
had four children. 

The elderly Collins remained on their farm until 
their deaths. 



Grandma McMahon to Marriage 

Mike and Catherine spent their life on the Foley 
farm and raised their three daughters there. Mary, the 
oldest v;as bom in 1896, and the twins, Margaret (Grandma) 
and Martha were bom in l898o 

Later when the twins asked their dad why they 
didn't have middle names, he said that since they weren't 
expected to live when they v;ere bom, he wasn't going 
to waste two names on them. They got their middle 
names at Conf irriation, Margaret took Regina, and Martha 
took Christina. 

Mike Foley was the boss at home, nobody did anything 
without askins him first. He was a hard worker and 



never a drinker. 

The family used four bedrootrs. One for Mike's 
parents, one for Mike and Catherine, one shared by 
Mary and Margaret, and one shared by Martha and her 
Aunt Ellen, 

Holidays at the Foley's called for going to church, 
the Catholic church which was probably the only church 
in Gary Owen, and sharing a family dinner. Fourth of 
July was a big celebration for the family. The Christmas 
Specialities were oysters for Christmas Eve supper and 
the Tala Candle that was lite the night before Christmas and 
burned itself out, Martha Foley made a new candle every 
year. 

When Catherine suffered a stroK:e and died in 
1911, Mike's nephew, John Heffernan and his family 
stayed with him for a short time to help out, Mike's 
parents were 73 and 80 at the tim.e. After the 
Heffernan' s left, the family managed to get along, 

Mike's daughters all received educations. The 
educational system was apparently different than it 
is now. Mary went to nurses training instead of high 
schoolo Martha and Margaret graduated from high school 
in a class with six girls after ten grades. The most 
important subjects, for examole Algebra, Physics, 
and Governrrent, were chosen from, the curriculum, of 
a larger school and given during the last two years 



in the school, making the high school program two years 
instead of four. 

j After Mary received her nursing degree she went 

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to' California with friends and worked for a few years. 

She returned home and married Mike Lynch, They had one 

child that died in infancy. Doctors found that Mary 

had {cancer and desoite surgery, she died when she v;as i 

only 33 in 1931. Even today when Grandma speaks of ' 

Mar^' her manner and voice convey Mary's special place in 

the family, 

jMartha married Karry Rollinger and lived in 

Maqxoketa, Iowa, They had six children, three daughters 

an4 three sons, Martha's death in 1953, like Mary's, 

was caused ly cancer. In 1923 Margaret married Frank 

McMahon in Bernard, The family celebrated the wedding 

With a party at Che Foley nome. 

S Both families ?nd most of the people in Che area had 

several things in com.-x)no They were all Irish, Som.an 

Catholic, DemocraCic, farmers. It is simply taken 

for granted."t'o this day, if anyone is dumb enough to 

ask about politics, religion or ethnic group. Grandma 

gives them an indignet look and a very firm answer. 



Grandpa and Grandma McMahon 

Home for Margaret and Frank after their marriage 
was a farm near Bernard, Iov;a, Their only child, 
Michael Francis (Mike), was bom thet? in 1924. Before 
he was a year old, they bought one of the first radios 
available, an "At '.^ater Kent." They worked the farm on 
shares for nine years. 

Then the family moved into a two-story, four 
room, brick house in Dubuque's south end in 1933, Mike 
went to school at St, Raphael's Parochial Grade School 
two blocks up the street. 

Winters, Frank worked for Mulgrews, cutting blocks 
of ice in the Mississiopi River and oushins them 



ashore with sticks or poles to be stored in the ice 
house. When Mike went with his Grandpa Foley to take 
Frank his lunch one day, he returned hoir.e and told his 
mother, "Dad's not working, he's pushing ice around the 
river." 

Frank and his brother, Raymond, were taking blocks 
of ice to the Gary Owen Church one winter, when Raynond 
had his leg caught and badly broken between two big 
blocks. The rest of the year Frank worked at other jobs, 
including selling cars for awhile, 

Mike quit school after his graduation from the 
eighth grade at St, Raphael's, He was disqualified from 
service during the Second World War because he had 
a herina. 

Margaret went to work in a lunch counter in the 
late 1930' s and has continued to work in resturants 
for numerous employers ever since. She recalled that 
Frank made most of the decisions but she certainly 
had her say in matters. 

The Savanna Army Ordinance Depot hired civiliars 
during the war and Frank worked there as a guard until 
the end of the conflict, Franks transportation was a 
daily bus that ran from Dubuque, to Savanna and back 
for the employees of the Depot„ The job was discontinued 
at the end of the war and Frank found employment with 
A, Y, McDonald Manufacturing Com.pany in Dubuque, He'd 



been off work sick for several ronths before his death 
December 14, 1944, 

In 1944, Mike v;as working in the shoe factory 
where he met Ethel Koch, who he married in the Rectory 
of Sto Raphael's Cathedral in 1945» 




11. Finley Hospital 

12. Mercy Hospital 

13. Goll and Country Club 

14. Grandview Park 

15. Sinall Boat Harbor 

16. Federal Barge Terminal 

17. Petakis Ball Park 

18. Old Sliot To 

19. Wartburg Seminary 

20. Small Boat Harbor 

21. Flora Swimming Pool 

22. St. Rose Priory 

23. Mt. St. Bernard Seminary 

24. Wahlen Higli School 

25. Ham House Museum 

26. Fourth St. Elevator 

27. Tourist Intormatlon Bureau 

28. Hemslead High School 

29. YMCA Camp 



oS n '^ Street - The heme tf Michael and Kargaret McMahon 
5 " J;2^ ^^'^ Street - The home of Ed and Magdalena Koch 
C - 2738 Elm Street - The home of Emil and Dora Koch 



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Early Koch 



lEmil Koch was bom August 11, 1856, in Baden, 
Ho'lland, which later became part of Gerr.anyo He came 
to; this country and settled in Dubuque, Iowa, where 
he Vo(rked in the Cooper Shop of the brewery, were the 
be^r barrels were made. He was married to Dora Lorringett 
in Dubuque November 28, 1377, Emil was naturalized 
November 4, 1334 in Dubuque, 

The Loringett family had come to this country 
from Switzerland by way of Italy, Dora's father, Peter, 
had been born into a rather wealthy family that owned 
vineyards in Switzerland, As a result, he never 
Vorkpd, but was supnorted by the family property. 



He met Anna Haertle while he was confined in 

a hospital for possible TB. Anna was nursing in the 

hospital during one of her two four year enlistments 

under Emperor William I. 

I ''After Peter and Anna were married, she continued 

het nursing career, taking leaves to have their first 

two children, John and Dora, Shortly after Dora's ! 

birth, the family went to the Haertle 's home in ^ 

Schiers. Anna's parents, who had six other children, 

wera rx)t aware of their two grandchildren until then. 

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Peta'r left his wife and children with his in-laws and 

wenitji away for some time. The village of Schiers 

wa's; 'completely destroyed by fire in later years, 

j ij Peter returned and took his family to another 

danton, the olace of Elizabeth's birth. The Loringett 

property was ].osC, so ^eter moved the family to Italy, 

where Anna gave birth to their fourth child, named 

Anna after her mother. 

i From Italy, the family came to America and settled 

in Dubuque, Iowa. They lived in a stone house on 

I8th and White Streets. 

I Because of her nursing experience, Anna was able 

to supTort her family and help many of her relatives 

came to this country. She served as a nvidwife, made 

her own salves and herb medicines and set bones. 

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All four of Peter and Annas' chilcren m.arried 



in Dubuque, and all are buried t^ere, Anna and Peter 
resided in the house on White Street until their 
deaths. 

Their daughter, Dora, and EmiL Koch were living 
in the 2300 block of Jackson Street when Grandpa, 
the fourth of their eight children was bom. 



Grandpa Koch to Marriage 

The Koch family moved into a house in the 2700 
block of Elm Street that bordered the railroad tracks, 
Emil became a master in the Brewery Cooper Shop, 

The neighborhood boys would hop t'ne fright trains 
and ride to the junction at Portage, Illiniis, than 
catch another one back. The game ended when the boys 
hopped Train 72 while it was switching in the Yards, 
They started to nove, than backed up. One of the younger 
neighborhood 'ooys had been run over and killed by 
the train. 

Edward (Ed), who was fourteen years older than 
his only brother, remembers spending the holidays 



mostly in the woods with his father, Emil was a great 

marksman, liked to hunt, and belonged to the Shooting 

Pajk, a gun t trao shooting club originally named in 

German, He always worried about Ed falling from a tree, 

orj. into the River, He never crossed the trussel bridge 

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to I phe woods but waded the creek instead. 

The neighborhood grocier hired Ed to help out i 

in ^he store and to deliver orders. In January of 1904 ^ 

he.i;as delivering groceries with the horse drawn 

sle Lbh, IXjo boys hopped on the sleigh, undetected, 

1 during a stop, Ed starte-J across the tracks and was 



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hit 



by a train. The two boys, 9 and 11 years old, were 



kijiled, Ed was badly injured and laid uo until September. 
(^|ow, 70 years later, he still cries when he tatks of 
tlk)se boyso) 

j : In September, Ed went to work for the Interstate 
Power Company as a janitor boy. Before long he was 
changing the carbons on the street lamps. The lamps were 
set in a series of 50 with the switch at the plant. 
If one went out, they all went out and Ed would go 
out to fix them. During one storm he was working on 
a lamp at the edge of a bluff in the south end of 
town. Lightening aooarently followed the wire and he 
was knocked to the ground from the fence t'^at he was 

[standing on. He came to, got up and went about his 

jbusiness. 



Ed soon earned a place on Che linecrew and held it 
for seven years. He was fixing burning wires in a tree 
a^lother time, received a shock, was knocked to the 
giround, and walked av;ay. He laughs when he talks about 
ail his close calls wit'-t death and says "Kid, I 
shopld have been dead." 

Ed had received some money after the train 
accident but it was being held in trust by his father 
1,1 he came of age, When Ed decided to marry 



unt 

Mag 



dialena Jenni, he went to his father in the Coopers 



Sho pio He asked for and received enough money to buy 
the' jrumiture and things they'd need to set up house- 
keeping, 

M On January 11, 1906, he took Magdalena Jenni for 

hLs bride and began ^arriage that has spaned more than 

I 
sixty-eight years. 

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I, i In April of that year, Emil caught phom.onia and 

died within a week. His wife, Dora, stayed in the 

family home and raised the remaining children. Their 

youngest child '.-.'illiam (Bill) and his wife, Ruth, lived 

with her and still live inthe Koch home. 



Early Jenni 

Johan and Magdalena Jenni lived their entire 
lives in Switzerland, Only two of their children came 
to America o 

Their daughter, Anna Katarina, came to America 
in 1868. She settled in the Dubuque area, and lived 
her entire life, even after marriage, in the hom.e of 
an aunt and uncle, Anna Marie Becker Oertly and 
Frtdolin Oertly, She m.arried Frederick Jenne April 
20, 1875, and had three children. 

John left Switzerland for America eleven years 
after his sister, Anna, had imr.igrated. The family in 
Switzerland considered him "lost" or dead for riany 



years, until a bible was obtained by a descendant in 
this country. 

John settled in Columbus, Nebraska and worked as a 
well driller. He received his first citizenship papers 
in Columbus November 11, 1880, and full citizenship 
there October 20, 1385. 

John and Euphemia Baungartner were bom in the 
same Canton in Switzerland but never met until both of 
them had come to America, Euphem.ia made the journey by 
hersel/and arrived May 3, 1881, She settled in Columbus, 
Nebraska where she met and on June 15, 1882, married 
John Jenni, 



Grandma Koch to Marriage 

John and Euphemia Jenni had the first four of 
their seven children in Nebraska. They moved to 
Dubuque, Iowa in 1890 where John v/orked as a stationary 
engineer. 

The family lived in the north end of Dubuque, 
the traditionally German section and attended the 
Congregational Church, For recreation, thairoung people 
would walk several miles north of Dubuque to dances or 
to ice skate, then walk home again. 

Three of the Jenni boys rnoved from Dubuque, 
Melchior went to Portland, Oregon, where he married 
but remained childless, John, who was also married 



and childl^ass, went to Omaha, Nebraska. Fred married, 

went to California, and was killed at Castle Crag, 

CaJ.ifomia, 

/ The other four children remained in Dubuque, 

FcLtinie married Leo Tippe and had two sons and two 

'I 
daughters. During the flu epidemic in I9l9, she lost 

both daughters and her husband within two weeks. 

Edward was married and childless. William (Bill) 

married, had one daughter, and farmed west of Dubuque, 

i : 
The farm is well within the city limits now, but Bill 

i 
sti'.i works it vv;ith the help of his daughter and 

son-in-law. Magdalena married Edward Koch. 

i' i It all began, according to Grandma, when she and 

Fajnnle encountered a flooded street while walking to 

ai friend's house one afternoon. Grandna appeared out 

the side door of the corner tavern and helped her 

across. They were married January 11, 1906 and iroved 

into a downstairs apartment on Valeria Street. 



Grandpa and Grandma Koch 



I Ed and Magdalena lived in several apartments 

I thci first few years of their marriage. About 60 years 

I ago' they nxjved to th^ir nresent home at 2702 Elm Street, 

just down the block from the old Koch honie. 

! Ed continued to work for the Interstate Power 

. Company after his marriage. His linecrew pay was $1.35 
I 
a day. He recalled going to work one morning to find the 

Hotel Julian, which housed the company officei and 

lockers, burnt and all his equipment, hooks, and boots 

gone, 

I 'One of his jobs at the IPC was to repair the 

armitiures on the battery heaters used in the street 



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cars. The cars were pulled by chree horses. He also 
cared for four Edison Battery passenger cars, one 
owned by a woiTian, 

j He got to know the owners of t'^e cars well, one 
Irtoarticular, George p. Smith. The Smith's lived at 
the top of the hill, so Ed equipned the garage with 
a rectifier so the car could be recharged when it 
wasi't being used, George was good to Ed, he paid a 
hospital bill for Ed when Magdalena had been sick, 

! 

and another time gave Ed a brand new shotgun, 

I In 1920 the Brunswick Box Company flooded. The 
eleptric meters in each of the 27 sections of the 
building had to be thrown out and replaced, v-Zhile Ed 



was replacing the meters for IPC, Brunswick offered him 
aljjob, which he took, without losing a day of work, 

i At Brunswick, Ed was a forem.an in charge of the 
mill rights, blacksmith, and electricians, a militar>' 
corpSo He was superintendent for awhile and then the 
Coiinpany started slipning and he was told to cut back 
on his men. 

I Ed stopned at the IPC on a Friday night in 1924, 
mentioned the oroblems at Brunswick, and returned to 
': work for the IPC on Monday rroming. The electric 

range campaign had just started, and that first month 
they sold forty of them for $1,75 down payr.ent. 

Back at IPC, Ed went into service '.;ork and v;as 



on niany different jobs, '.'.'hen Union Park, a recreation 
area on t ^e northern outskirts of town, was built, 
Ed wired the dance hall, it's hugh chandaliers, the 
caves (midway through the work, the cave lighting 
was dropoed), and helped the crew that ran the trolly 
car cable. He was often called out during storms to 
get the trolly cars moving. The electric ranges at 
the Sinsinawa Mound Convent v;ere his resoonsibility , 
and because the lead in the wires didn't carry enough 
voltage they were quite a oroblem. He wired the 
Company building on Tenth Street when it was built. 
In 1955, Sd retired and received his gold engraved 
pocket watch. 

When he returned to IPC in 1924, Ed joined the 
Comoany Union, A few years later the big union came 
in with letters and a drive to get all the people in 
the surrounding area into one big local. The Local, 
263, was foiTT.ad and evexj included the telephone 
girls. Ed heid the position of Union Treasurer for 
11 years after his return to IPC, His dues were a 
little less than ^2.00 a month and they never exceeded 
$3,00 when he was naying them. 

At home, Ed was a strict parent. He disciplined 
the children, usually with the razor strap and took care 
of all tha family matters. Table r.ar.'-.ers were -lurfect, 
'v.'hen the elder I-Cochs wanted a orivate conversation. 



they spoke Genr.an, until the older children began to 

pi^ck it up. Magdalena never worked outside the home, 

j' Holidays were spent traditionally. Fourth of 

Jply featured a fireworks display that Ed held in the 

yaird for the entire family, Christmas was a special 

celebration, none of the children saw any gifts or | 

j 
even the tree until Christmas Eve, Their dad would 

con/iently take them to visit an aunt until someone * 

calJLed and told the youngest that Santa had come, 

Lab^jr Day was a picnic, Memorial Say they took flowers 

i 
to :;he cem.etery and stayed fdr the services, 

j The family belonged to the Congregational Church, 

whj'eire they attended services and the children went to 

3\|inday School, 

I ' Ed and Magdalenas' daughter, Ethel, was working 

iri, the shx)e tactor>' in 1944 -.vhen she met Mike I'cMahon, 

Within a year they were married and moved in with Mike's 

widowed mother. 



Mom and Dad 

Mbm and Dad lived with Grandma McMahon in the house 
she and Grandpa bought in l933o They stayed there the 
first six years they were rr.arriedo After their second 
child, Mike was bom, ^thel joined the Catholic Churcho 

In 1952, we left Grandma's house after Dad had a 
spat with her and lived in several different apartr.ents 
over the next few years. The first v.as above a farm 
house in Asbury, just outside of Dubuque. 

While we were living there, I made my First 
Com-Munion« Uncle Raymond came in from. Gary Owen for 
the day, and we celebrated with a family party with 
ny aunts and uncles that afcemocn. 



. " From Asbury, we vvent to a Lar'^e apartment house 
in Dubuque, where v;e were living when Pat was bom in 
December of 1953, The next two homes we lived in were 
srjiall houses with neither running water nor indoor 
batrtrooms. Finally, r?.y Dad decided to go back to his 
niotther and see if he could build a house at the rear 
of hers, in the back lot. She agreed and the work 
sta rted. 

Colleen v;as com while the basement was being 
bulLjt and we moved into it the following sumrrer. For 

the next seven years we lived in the basement. 

I ji 

\ ['During those early years, Dad had held several 

jojbs and was employed at A.Y, McDonald Manufacturing 

Company when we rroved into the basement. Mora had gone 

t6 wprk at the riubu.-ue Mattress Company when >!ike was 

five weeks old. She worked there a total of l2 years, 

taking time off to 'have babies, care for us, and meet 

other c'emiandSo 

J 

At Easter tim.e in 195?, Dad was hospitalized, 

i Within a month he vvas olaced in the T3 Sanatorium., 

Oakdale, outside of Iowa City, Mom went on ADC, Aid 

to Dependent Children, A year later Dad had surgery 

and part of a lurg was rerrovec'. In September, he 

was able to return hone, but not to work, 

I I That year and a half was hard for all of us, 

I especially Mom. Every week she drove to Iowa City to 



see Dad, She was only allowed to make $9 a week to 
supplement the ADC payments she was receiving. Every 
morning she cleamed a laundrymat, and did seamstress 
work at home for the neighbors, to m.ake a few extra 
dollars. When we needed something, someone, usually 
one of our aunts and uncles would turn up to be there 
to help out. 

We are going to school to St. Piiphael's. After 
Dad got home he became upset over something at school, 
so when I entered Junior High, he changed us to the 
Public Schools. 

After Dad was able to work again, he borrowed 
money from his Aunt Flo ranee, and opened a beer store. 
The business did well at first. Then it began to deteriate 
just as things were at home. 

In the Spring of 1962 we moved out of the basement, 
the beer store went in and during the suma^er the house 
was built above it. We moved into the new house in 
December before it was totally completed, I told Mora 
it was my l6th birthday present, the house and an 
ugly artificial Christmas tree. 

The following fall the beer store was closed. In 
August of 1964 my parents were divorced. 

Mom was still living in the new house when I was 
married in February of 1965 and we had our receotion 
there. She moved from the house a few months later 



and lived in apartments with the kids. Mom left the 

Mattress Company in 1966 and went to work for 

i 
Berwangers Boiler Shop as a bookkeeper and office 

manager, where she is still employed, 

'] I, Carlos Updike ;vas working at the Eagles Food Store/, 

whiere Mom was employed part time. After her divorce, \ 

theiy began going out, and in September of 1966, he I 

gave her his bachelor status, and took on a wife, ^ 

four kids, and one grandchild. They bought a house in 

the [Suburbs, then in 1971, bought a different home in 

the 'north end. 

I. 
. I Mike soent four years in t'-^e Navy, then v;ent to 

IqWai State University in Ames where he met his wifd, 

M^ry„ They were married and lived with 'tom and Carlos 

f^or a year until they saved enough money for Mike 

to corr^plete his second year of school. Their son, 

Scott, was bom while they were living with the 

folks. They are presently in Hiawatha, Iowa, Mike is 

employed by Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids. 

\ Pat went to Iowa State for a year, didn't like it, 

anid went to work. He is living in Huxley, Iowa with 

his new bride, Margene, and holds a plumbers job in 

Ankeny, Iowa, 

Colleen works in Dubuque, and resides at home, 

1 My husband and I left Dubuque in 1967 with our 

jl6 nonCh old daughter and came to Rockfordo Our son, 



Terry, was bom here two ronths later. My husband, 
Terry, has worked at Chrysler since our rrove to Rockford, 
I spent 5% years working at Chrysler and I quit in 
May of 1973 and became a student at Rock Valley College. 

Dad remarried in May of 1970, to Irene Loch Kane, 
a widow with two grown children. Their daughter Kathleen 
was bom August 21, 1970. They live in the house Dad 
built behind Grandma's, 

Grandma McMahon still lives in the house she and 
Grandpa bought in 1933, She has worked in the same 
restuarent for the past 19 years under three different 
owners, and still puts in a few hours at lunch time 
each day. 

Grandma Koch has been in a nursing home for about 
a year, because Grandpa was unable to care for her at 
home. He still lives by himself in their home on Elm 
Street. 



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Place of Marriage to your grandmo ther (^i(y|<,|7,(. |L Til, a ni"^ date Xii^- tP ^ ll^"^ 
NOTE: If your father was raised (to agel8)Vy a stepfather or another 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name ^jhgj G&nevieVfc'- Kawg*. Current Residence \/alJi?>j ^ AJiifSint^ \^0;\\^ 

Date of birth hecemhSrlc- |9a4 Place of birth Lg tP &et\e\/'a^ LlJ-,' '.rr^'nsg-; 
Date of death Place of burial 



vocational 



Education (number of years): 

grade school ^ high. ^school 

college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st (j^7i;-)-reSS> Dates p/t, -i1/g 1st HarVm-J Jlli^rJcP ates |^^-196? 



2nd Sf'iXyv^?»-('r<g<.S Dates J^//j? -/')a/D 2nd (..Oc:Dr(S-tor C, TlliHa.^ Dates /?^9- 

3rd \^m^P, IcP&QPr Dates HAC- /9<^/ 3rd Dates 

4th Lc^a'(-f^e<^S> Dates /^^(^j- /');;i^1l 4th Dates 

Religion p^Mav\ Cj-^ikdlin 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. \)G/y\ ddCarXL 



Place of marriage to your grandf a ther i}lt'/ri<:tnrL T^ j.Wnoi') date 

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



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



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

college 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Religion 



Da tes_ 
Da tes_ 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



1st 
_2nd_ 
.3rd_ 

4 th 



voca tional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE ! 
(after leaving home); 

Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 

B-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



date 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school_ 

c o 1 1 e g e 



vocational 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Da tes 
Dates 



1st 

_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 to your grandfather 



Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 4 

Name C'lCit~€nCd J^l'fc'n^l? M^/T/ m^ ^ Current Residence 

Date of birth fi-br/iary 1^- i^^5 Place of birth j^ &n:ma P^ X^lk^o'.'^ 
Date of death MlKJWS^ /9 , i%K Place of burial 6"va/isf/>nj 'JZ]fin/ii\ 
Education (number of years): 
grade school Q high school ^ vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^. ^ (after leaving home) 

2nd Farmer 4- 1>^ M^rsM Oates iW-h tO lnd 5^-taa.-f^ g iKri/i;^. Dates B/C> - /^ / f 

3rd Former Dates /^//»~/y^^ rd HebrOi^ , r/Z/flClS Dates y?//- /^V7 

4 th Fa^4/-ru H^flA^pr Dates /WV-r/V^ Ath f^Qr ^^r^ , XI I .%1ai 5 Da te^ /^V 7--/ 7Sg 

Religion U^ j-l) ^ T^ n 4f1g^t1 /^fi/>l an ClrjHig /■>_ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. {3c^/^ng C VTtI'i <^ 

Place of marriage to your grandmother ChlCLaan ^ 4- III ao i -•> dat e jun£ Lf /f/!^ 

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

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name r\(Xr\J cll^^ MaiioU Current Residence 



Mary Elley] H ai h u 

Date of birth I ^77 Place of birth Clh'iOaac Xli/"/1g/S : 

Date of death /tpp* ^ I'l^H Place of burial /^Vdnsfm J^iUllol^ 

Education (number of years) | 

grade school (S high school ^ vocational college ^ 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) ' 

1st Dates Is t Fgrkl/l'^C.r^ ^u^j^bt la t es /7^8- l7/0 



Dates 


Dates 


Dates 


Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Sfea)arf, Xlil/l^i's Da t es i ?/ ^ - /9/f 

3rd Dates 3rd Mpbmn, Tl'ii Uph Da tes j'?/ / -/ 9^7 

4 th Dates Ath [^Qri^arr:!) Xlll »vOiS Da tes [^q?- 19S^ I 

Religion P^rYYln C^toliQ , 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. r|£bfC/1 ^i^TAtU ; 

(l\iJ.\^^5a\'lirAau f)^mm Ladles ^^ix^\naClrni^^ hlu4\~kn£fT<Ahe\\ ^-^ j^r Fdymt^uf^nM ,. 

Place of marriage to your grandfather Q \\i0.y O^ ^ -!T ]\',i-\ol') Da t e Ju/ie |5'^ /") 0^ | 

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

■^fe" - :8» g!tv«' «*W^*di««i -ow- tWe back of this page (D-2) 



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

Name Current Residence 

Place of birth 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school_ 

Occupa t ion (s ) 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of burial 



vo cat ional 



college 



lst_ 
_2nd_ 
_3rd_ 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
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 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Current Residence_ 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



colleg 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Da tes_ 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, et( 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



:HILDREN of a & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's name should appear below 
L- Name Stictp ne U^ OMa<> L-Ji^ri^ 



Place of '^Sirth fja r Wi rrj , XH ;\^ n,' ^ date (^{gul^ j^ 3/ 

Number of years of schooling 1 1 ' O ccup a tiont'r ^uc-i' Man 

Res i dene e £^Lj^.^jXii,^r,i>, Marital Status UJMflLOi^r 

Number of children "J Death 



W 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 



Reside nc e 

Number of childrei 



Occupation 



Marital Status 
Death 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 



date 



Res idence 

Number of children 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



Death 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



date 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Death 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schoolinj 

Res idence 

Number of children 



date 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res idence 



Number of children 



date 



Marital Status 
dea th 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residenc e 

Number of children 



date 



Marital Status 
death 



_0c cupa t ion 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schoolinj 

Res idence 

Number of children 



date 



Mar i tal Status 
death 



Occupation_ 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schoolinj 

Residenc e 

Number of children 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 

death 



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

1. Namk tkru J Ph u l/)5 KpmMan 

Place o^ Lirth J7n|,>.f Xi/iW/i,'^ date Hojj^.mi 

Number of years of schDoling /t Occupation 



Res idence 

Number of children 



Marital Status 

;TI death Se^h>Mbe, iFt^ l^l,X 



Bam& (l;c^i^arA }CCmn^a^^ 

Place of birth TT^I ,>t Xli.'r,/^;^ date ^J C-fp bef 3 ■ l'l 3^ 

Number of years of s cnooling ) 3%g( Occupation 

Residenc e 

Number of children 



Marital Status 



death December- lb . l9i^9 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 
Res idence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



_Occupation_ 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 



Residence 

Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 



Number of years of schoolinj 
Res idence 



Number of children 



date 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation_ 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of children 



death 



Occupation 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schoolinj 
Res idence 



Number of children. 



date 



Marital Status_ 
death 



Occupat ion_ 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling_ 

Res idence 

Number of children 



date 



Occupation_ 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children\ 



Occupa t ion_ 



death 



10 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schoolinj 
Residence 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Occupation_ 



Your Father 



Name 



E-I^QPi^e TllCma^ Uh'i he. Cnxrent Residence ^QQ Ic-ft^rr^ , JTI l:,)o;^ 
Date of birth M/:iy / 3^ /l3 /' Place of birth /-/^ r /.7 rJ^ Xi/j ^d/g 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



±L 



vocational 



CO liege ^ 



Education (number of years) 
grade school '^ highschool 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^ . . (after leaving home) 

1st f(^eialj Clerk Dates Z^^^- /^^V 1st Per -f Uf^ V Ira :^:a Bates j<}6^J-,'?U- 

Ind /^H^'C^^ ii>5. A^ITKiy Dates j 15 <'/ - n^'C- 2nd jj^^r Vil frJi ^ Sir.n^is Bates J?5^ ' /9S/ 

3rd r.o>-^puckr ^hSm^-^m ates /J5L- ~ 1^,7 3rd /^^^ JCf^ rrl f S IllnoiS Dates J?57- 

4th i)^y PfD(f<;d,MTt^ari^ a t es 1^1 it C^ 

^*^ bi.s;»,-SS t>Vs<v^A C;/.~bMli.^.;T Hf.-;.^ n/r-^ 



4th 



Dates 



lAJir 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. UCt\t^ PccCP^ iy\ c. 
PlacW of marriage to your mother ■jiArvat'd^ THi'n/M'^ date JunPcyL3 /^S^ 



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 (nary) rhL/|lr.5 jCeMman Current Residence 

Date of birth M<au ^^R^ |^,^i Place of birth 'JnHei^ XtWr.fi',^ 



Date of death Soijl'^trl ber l^l^l'j'^:^ Place of burial tvati^-^ojl^ ^H'tno'''. 

Education (number of years) ^ 

grade s chool [2 highr school 3 /^ voca t ional college 3 /s. 



Occupation(s) 

Ist Kii-yjerng^ie,) Tt'ackPr Bates i^5 I - )^SU 1st HafVaiij] Tl I i' n 61^ T) at es jf 5^-/937 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



2nd K oC ki-forrii JT/Z.^o/s Da tes /957-/?-jJ 



3rd_ 
4th 



Da_tes 
Dates 



Religion ^6n\a^^ C.Ai\/)\iC 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. DCM CdOX^C P. T./h 



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PlacTe of marriage to your father Hflt y a vttI . X/7 / /) 0/"^ date X. m<c- A'6 ;95^ 

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 
Da tes 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



voca t ional 



college 



lst_ 
_2nd_ 
_3rd_ 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLace of marriage to your mother 
F- 2 S tepmo ther 
Name 



Date of birth 



Date of death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Date 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college_ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



_2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Religion 

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



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your father 



date 



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

Name J7,5<° h /| COhric. 

Place of bir'th fjar /ar/j, XUt'rt o.'s Date of birth Febr^^r y 1 l^^7 

Number of years of schoolln g ^Occupation ' 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children death ^eb fUdf J '~/ )?i5'7 

Name I- Or' /fnn U^^J^^^ 

Place of birth /^CXLJcforrH, 3:flT>i7ys" Date of birth Tune ^.i , 795^ 

Number of years of schooling /<^ Occupation 

Residence /^C:,C-i:fcrri, Xlltnc!^ Marital Status b,'»o^/e. 
Number of children death ^ 

N ame l~\J n /) A^n Dluk' 

Place of birth ^ori'-farJ, iWimi'. ^ate of birth 5etrff»ifcer ^^ /'t^'? 

Number of years of schooling j ^ Occupation 

Residence /Cc3Ck"fetd. j^lirlDi'.'S Mar i tal Status 5('/i<>ip 
Number of children death 



Name ThomQ^ U ) h i ^ ^ , ., , 

Place of birth ^JL-for^,:t:|l,nr>;s Date of birth Harr'h ^ ^ /9/^ f 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status^ 

Number of children death Mqjj If l^6>i 

Name U^^aU ftn n COh I'heL 

Place of T5irth /g^P j^-fi ^rJ , q:/i;Klo,'<; Date of birth H^^ '^^y ^"^^^ 

Number of years of schooling /£) Occupation 

Residence ^Qr>iH?,rrJ^ IliifKii'S Marital Status S/' nJ ^ 

Number of children death 

Name John HtOJupJ UJl^ilif' 

Place of hlrth ^c t^rri TO, Ao.\ Date of b i r t h|/^^5i£ttlk£j^i^k3_ 

Number of years of schooling ^ Occupation 

Residence ^rx'J^-^r.:^^4 : jfi'mrs Marital Status Ji', Acjl^ 

Number of children death '^^ 

Name ^C?4J^|ppn Klanj iOU]-^' , 

Place of birth ^or■i'^^^r^l T'<''^^-^^ D^/e of birth Harc>1 lb ^ H^^ 

Number of years ofscfiooling ^ Occupation 

Residence ^^ry^lcfcrrJ.Jrtir ^ofs Marital Status S/^ cilf 

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 

Signed ^^^^r U ./KAcfo 

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SOURCES 
Intervio/Ts vri.th EuQem IVHITE , Chan3aa;;,'iie WITZ (LAilPIOER) , lyrji MilTE, 
Leich WHITE, John T-mXE, aJid J^athleer. VJKITE, 

Pictures ; Fron a scrapbooi; of the WHITE far,iia^, a scrapibook of the 
M/UjLDI and KEI-S-IA.Ii farailies, soraiiboolcs of e^>' brother, sisters, and jae, 
school, ar:d from ixiith HAI^SEI. (an aunt of i^/ isother's). 
Lsttcrs : Fron Clarence HAi-SEK and Edith KAl-SEli. 
Map : 1968 Illinois lollway 



Writirjg a fcz^aJ^ histoiy has proved to be ari ixterestiiis project 

for mem By doing this, I have founc" out mca:y thi:\;s r.bout my aricestors 

I XTobacQy r^ever vrould have rXOin% There '.rere sone ^.roblens that I 

had though. All of ny inforriation, e;scepft sorr^e nanes aiJd dates, car.e 

froa vsy father. 2-ly Kothor died four years a^'o, so he gave ne ..11 the 

ir»fonnatiori he could on her side ox the fcj'iijy, I -r^.s sviTj-rised at 

how KUch he knew and renenberod. There are also sone naiies 3.rji. dates 

missing. The followine is iqy fanily history \iiich ^oes back as far as 

ray i^i-oat sr© t jrarid'^arents on :y fat^-or's side and vsy great ijrandpar- 

ents on rv i.:otl".er' s side, I hope you vjill enjoy it. 

The l^HITi fanily wr.s originally fron i^:iiiland, but they novod to 

Ireland •vdiere isy great jreat jrardfather T;as borH-in 22S^, l.e cams to 

i'morica becr-Uoe of the .x>tato f:„ar-e, He settled :jr. lotja and beaane 

a famer. After about t\'io years, he riovodf to Boone Countj'' rjsar Capix)n, 

Illirois, and becaiQc a faraer there. He ciarried a iXH-iai: -ri.th tiie last 

nane of POX, Everyone always c^XLed her Grarjcna FOIi, They :7ere '.jell 

Off. 

The hone thoy lived in had a kitchen, '.niich '.jas tl:e larjcst of 

all Jae rooxr.s; tvx> bedrooKs, oi-e upstairs arid one dox-Sistairs; a parlor, 

wiuoh -ivas the livi:.g ro .1; and a confortable jjoi'ch on the uost sido of 

the house. The I'itchen v:as the biggest ix>on for a purpose. It iras the 
nain rcon because all of the activity took place there. The upstairs 

bodroon x-jas a loft T^ihioh ivas un'"er tho rafters. It hr;d a north ijir-. 

doi-j and a south i-rlndow, i-rfiich did net give tJr:e roon iOich light. The 

chimney fron the heatii^ stove dOTKictairs ran up throiigh tiie loft xnii^h 



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hel^^ heat th. room. 

^ir ijreat ^;roat ^raxdfathQr was icilled trj his tsar,: of horses. He 
was conixg hone from towi oiie night. The horses got scared i'oi sone 
reason, i>ulled hia out of tho om'^qj , n.nd dras^ed hia hone. ^ the tine 
the horses 3ot back to the fam he -i;as dead. 

l\f ^^reat great graTidnothor helped oacl. of her children/JBtarte*' 
on her faros betireen Chaaui^ and Selvidere, Illinois. She died of old 
age. ^hen she died, her cidlc'ren sold the f.-rr. ar^ divided tho rior.ey, 
Sone 01 then novod to tovjn ard -.jorked in the rill: factor^'' in Charrvjig. 

Cne of their children' s naraos iras Thorias JeffGrson IvIIITE. lie 
was born in 1877. As a gro'.-m ri;an he was nediim build, i.iediu:]i loeight, 
had dark biX)-.-;n hair i-jhich tui-ned '.vhiue oarly, arid bliie eyes, Ke net 

1-Iabel Liii in school, ^h^j -jas tall, thii., had darl: liair ai4 blue eyes. 

The L2L fariiHy cane fror. l.onxajr to Anci ica. Thc^ noved to a £sjx>. 
JiBar Caproix, liiere they becac^ farKers. 

Thomas Jefxerson rililTE and Ifebel LEE ->rere carried in her parents 
hone. It -.;as a fanili'' t-redding ar^ thoir pai-onts -.rore ha^-^-y about it, 

Th^ lived on the far-i -mich he jrew '^p in. They vjere considered 
poor. They grew th.,i: o\-x. food an vegetables. For meat they raised 
aninals ar^ rjcxXtr-j, fished in th, creeks .-.ridpivers, and hunted and 
trapi»d ivdld garae, i'^ecause of this thoy z^ore self sufficient| 

The nearest to'.jn ..as Ja;,ron, It "as a Sv/edish, Gerr.an, and I.or- 
weigian cornunity. It had throe ohurchos( "tMO ii. th^ idriif) :ui or:e in 
the counti-y), a couple of general stores, a blacksrj.tla, a v-ost office, 
ar4i a baiU:, 

In l-)iS they got their fi.st czx, Thc„ also had ;. radio and a 
record pl.\yer. 

They hadL'iix children, five boys ai^i one girl. The eldest is 



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Hueh(Bob) VttllTii;, lie :-ra,s bom May 20, 1899 ir. Boone Couritiy. I>Stor 
his f atecr died he kept the £ai.iJ2^ to^^etlier, Ir. 1929 he carried I-larie 
BOV£-IAi;, They rio*; live ii: iiarvard arid they have rx) children, I'iy grand- 
father Donald ;^IIITE was born June 2(1, 1902 in EOCLi. Covmty, Kelvin 
WHITE was born October 8, 1905. 'iis TTifo's naae was Eileen ard his 
daughter's narie is Iiarceleete, Ko died of a heart attack, Clayton 
WHITi:: -•■as born June 17» 190?, he died of a heart attack, xle never 
Karried, Kenneth IvIiIXE was born J\;a'.e 28, 1909* ^ie died of cirrhosis 
of the liver. He also never iT^.arried. Chanaayr^ V5IITE wac born July 
?9. 1922. Sho Eiarrisd Howard Iiii-IHiI.:.R June 1?. 1939. They nave four 
childrer., Thor^as '.^as r-arried to Ids ex-tri^e Jeannie. They have a daugh- 
ter Teny and a son Steve. Georgia is married tc Charles IL'iI. They 
have a daughter I-ielissa ai"-d a son Joey. They live in Colorado, Barbara 
is married to Jolit. RAHl., Th^ have three daugl.ters: Daxa:» Jennifer, and 
Elizabeth, Ihey live ir. Alfokee, Illinois, Bill is ix)t narried. .^e 
lives in I^ckford as does his mother, 

Thonas Jefferson i-JhITE \:c.s ill for several years and ii'- 1931, at 
t-he age of 5^» he died of cancer. Because of chis all the boys, o:>. 
cept Clayton, quit school after ei^jhtii grads and becarae factory •jorl:- 
ors at Starlir^, Ilore nor.oy -.Tas coiiiiig in :.ow, so t:.cy xTe.e considered 
averar;;e, I-Iabel U\F. died of old a;;e in a rest hor^e ir. 1958 at the age 
of 81, Clayton accomplished tlirce years ttt high school in orie arxi a 
half years. He tl^.en dro].:.]-ed out and never finished. 

The VJHITE boys foniod an orchestra and entertained at nights and 
on -iTOekerjds at dances. They started out by singing li: tlioir Lutlieran 
chiax^h choir. They all learri©d to liLay the piano, Kugh(Bob) _jlayed 
the violin, lIelvin(Duff) played the saxophone, Kennotli(iiun) ^JLayod tiae 
clarinet, Cla;irton(Srdp) played the iAanc, and Donald(Pu.g) sang. They 






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wore paid $5*00 per night, $1.00 a person, 

% 23:'andfathor built the ijorch on their house, Fron 1915 to 1919 
he i-ras a rairihand. He T:as nodiun height, had bro'.nr. hair i/nich turned 
iJhite ear3^, and blue eyes. He '.7as iipisoopalian xmtil 192? when he 
r.:arriod Ethel KAX.:., i^Tter tl^^t he ijas Roman Catholic, 

All the decisions in the above families iKSi-e nado by the fathers 
and the discipline -jcs handled b-j the ."notliers, 

l^ paternal ^^ror.t c;- G.it ;:;rar^ather YA"!^: came to Anerica from 
IJrelarid also because of the potato fanine. He settled ir. Lalie Geneva, 
Wisconsin and becaxae a famer. Actually'-, he nas a daiiy farrier. The 
lake -iis-s r^ar.ed for Lal<e Geneva in S-i.ntaorland because of the clarity 
of the ccol, blue waters, i«.i"ji cprir^- fed lahe, c^xL tl\e surroujiding hJ.ll- 
sides, i^"."lu..v unx^.-^-^ 

Lal:e Geneva -..-as a clean bustlir.^ Gcnnan corsiunity, typical of 
the cities settled tf' i-ordic people. The people "t^re aostly dairy far- 
nors. After the Chicago fire, t.e r*iyor of Chicago oxxl ct.icr '.roalthy 
people, cane to Laico Geneva and bvdit nasr-ificent estates around the 

lalo) \f.-ulo their hones '.;sre beln^ rebuilt. It had ten churches, ai^d 
was a tlirivi:-^ business coi::i:iurdty -Tith a nunber of shops -iid tavoi-ns, 
lie was narried ai'^d '.le aixi bj.s :ri.re had several ciilldron. One 
was naraed Janes, Me -ias Kediua heir;l:t, broad shouldered, with flaKiTig 
red hair, and blue eyes. Ho snohod an Irish cla^"" lAoe ea-ju i-rore i^ad- 
ir^ Ijlasscs v.dth tl:iin >ri.rs rlis. He lilzod -o arjue ;x>litics arid driiU:, 
He was also a rabid urJ.on nan, .'le i:iot Delia GRI2.1«AG;il \ii\ex. she -.las vi- 
-iting her cousin. Later tliey -..ere raa-ried, 

^iy great great grandfather GRIi.i.AG.Jl cano to Anorica fron iJenriary, 
He sottlod arour^ IlilT-ra,ukce arjd owi'»ed a tavern. They then novod to r.a- 



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cine, vasconsiK ar-d opened a tavern arxL rostaiirant called the "Topaze", 

He arxi his xrlfe were :7cll off. Sonc of their children noved to Lake 
Gensva, One of thorn was Delia, She -..-as short and fat idtli long dark 
brown hair :ri.th touches of 2rajr T^hich she \k>.b ±i. a bun. She \xsod a 
curling iron to put curls on the sides of her hair. She had bli-e ejes 
and 'Hore glasses. 

Janes Y^ATE and Delia GREil^GliR irere niarried in her parents hone. 
Their pai^nts \iQi-e veiy hapjjr about it. They h.ad oi^ht children, Ada 
\fr.o tvorkod in a to:':tile factors^ learned to ss;-j, and used this tale2:t 
tlyK5i!ghout her life. She nade dra^^es, ai»lstored fvimiture , and r::ade 
clothir^ Tjhich she sold, Sho narriod /idolph VC33. Ke wa»ked in an of- 
fice at a fuel conipany. They live in Lake Geneva, iillce KAXIb is an 
accounta:it for a local utility coapar:^ in Lalce Geneva, l'^^ ^rai-^dflothor 
iithel 'iilHZ -jas bom Decenbor 6, 1902, Janes iiAlE '.•jho -.ra.s IcLllcd in an 
auto accident, Leroy had a soft drirJ: ro'-:te a:.d ow.od a tavern and 
restaurant. He lives in Soutl: Caroliiia and works for Westinghouse Elec- 
tric, fJUgene o:«ried a £as station and later a dry clcai"ijrig plai:t, Buzzy 
was an electrician and diod of cirrhosic of tl:e liver, KLoyd "as a 
pluaber a2:xi then trorlied for the city public \mTks dopartient. He died 
last year of omvjiiyseria. 

Their house had a l-iving roon a largo dining roon, a larger Icit- 
chen witla a shinj^ big iron coch stovo, tiro bedrocns on the first floor, 
aixi throe on the second floor. It T;as heated bj a furnace --.iiich cri^i- 
nal3y burned •.rood. It -.-as orij^iiially a tlirec rcoi.i house, hut they acd- 
od to it as the farrdly c-s-,'. It oJLso hrd aii enclosed perch o:. the front 
of t;-o house and one on the back. The rjirls had the b-ig south cdrcom 
Upstairs, In tl:e toivtcr tl-<ey -.rould o -o:; tho irrlijiows over the rcof of 



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the back porch, ;wUll the snow in, and throw it at each other. They 
:«)Uld do this until their father xiould sajr, "Girls, Be Stilll" The 

boys hod the tiro :-X)rtli bedj^ons upstciirs. The parents seen had their 
own bedroons dotnistairs. Qutsido there was a reck ;iarden lu^xLcr tlie 
tall trees and in tlic east yard t ere '.jere beautifvJ. Tloijer axjl Yoze- 
table ^arder^s, 

Janes KAYii was a stone inason and at first tlioy -;ere poor, but la- 
ter thoy -..ere consicoed av-ra^rs. They had a radio, a television, ar^ 
a car, Thoy all lilted to daiice. They xrare Ronan Catliolic ar^d attorded 
St, FraJjces de LaSallos Church. 

All tl.e decision rial-iTig ard disci^-lir^ ir. the above iaiiilies '/jas 
dorie by the mothers. 

...thel iJCfE Iz short, fat, had dark brow:- hair liiich is rx)- ^raj'", 
arjd blue eyes. She vas a '.waitress frcn lpl6 to I9I8, a seanstress 
fron 191C^ t,c 1920, tx housekeej..je::' fi-cir. 192C' to 1921, ar.cl a "litres:; a- 
-ain fiori 192^ to 1929. On Jur^ 6, 19.'^ Dor.aid j-u^er^ WISE aixl t/.el 
Genevieve KAIIj '..'ore narried at the courthouse ir. Woodstock, Illinois. 
The, did this bacauce their parei^ts did :-ot a^-prcve of the laaiTia^e for 
I'eligious reasons. Alice KIClE ard Clai'ton VJIilIZ; we.e t..eir witnesses. 
They net when she was dating Iiis neighbor. They -..'snt to live on . oi-th 
Garfield ixi Harvard, Illirjoid. 

lie liad alT.-a^i-s wanted to be a factoid' -jorker, so he ccntir.usd to 
work for Starlii.o. In 1937 '^»o 'fcs beir^- paid w24G0. a year. Ho sta:t- 
od out as a .-ur.ch prcos cp.rator ai-d t-.er. \jas ^-rono-ed to beii\j a die 
setter. 

Dvirir^ this tine r^' ;;:randrx3ther -..•.us a hou^-fiT-jii o. She ■:)ecans preg- 
r^ant c-JxL or. Ilay 13,1931 rjy father, i£u;jene Thonas WHITE, vjas born in 






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Harvard Hosp.tal. He -.j-eiijh d 6 lbs, 8 oz. They were both vsry ha^^y 
about it. He ;;as their orJy child. 

They noved nir.e tiroes xathir. the toin of Harvard. The last honae 
they lived in vjas on Eladaaan Street. It -.tcz a tuo story to foziily 
house. They lived oi. the ground floor. (Tliis i.as Iciter ii'. tlieir lives, 
after i^ father liad lef ^ hoKe), It hid a Icltohen, a living rcon, and 
one bsdrcon. 

I^ Grandfather died December 22, 1968. ^4' Z-a^-clrioXheT continued 
to live in tlie Louse for about sire nonths after his death. She r.:oved 
to Vall^ Hi i.xirsins Hone in Tifoodstoc:;, Illinois where she still lives, 

jiiueene Thonas KlIIw is tall, nediun build i has blue eyes, ard C- ey- 
ing hair isiich used to be dark brcwr. to black i:. color, 

l-Jhen ho i-;j^ about V.jo years old ar^ sonoor^ i-rould ask hin hotj ho 
was he ijould say," I'n ^:ano di^^a, dicGa-. diGG^« " -e isis vcr^- sick as 
2. youTig child. He had bad allergies, nucips, cliicken pox, x^^^^io^'ififc 
three tines, his tonsils had to bs z-eiioved tmce, ard ho had an infec- 
tion in his ear drua .-hich the doctor iiad to breal'C, At one ^xint, he 
nissod throe, nonths of schccl nxd was passed on coi^dition. 

He attended Washington Jchcol for first r.nd second jjrados, Central 
School frorc; third to siicth grade, arjfi Harvard 3o:.aaui-dty High School fron 
seventh to t.Telfth grade, Hliile thcro he was a cenber of r.any groups. 
He was secretary- of his freshnan class, he sang first tonor( highest 
range of nale voices) ii". the school choir and che boy's octet, and ho 
also participated in plaj's. Ho also sai"<i in the church choir, iie grad- 
uated fourth ii"i his class of 72 stvidonts. This was in 1949, He thon 
atterjdod Loras Colle;::e for one yor^r. He h.rd TK^i.tod to become a prie.-t, 
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he scii-Q ill the choir there, i.exb, he went to the Urdversity of Illinois, 
whJ.ch he atter^cd for four -jcc-jrs, ile graduated ir: 1953 '.n.th a Bachelor 
of Arts degree arid a rlaster of Arts derp?ee. He '.janted to be a collcse 
profe.sor of litorature. 

In 1954 he Was in the anr^r statioiaed in fort Lee, Vii^irda. 'Wiiilc 
in the arr:y he beccKO a protccal officer. In IJ^*^ he returr.sd tc Hr.r- 
Vard arid in thr.t year married njr motlier, irhj-llis IIEMJAIJ, 

% naternal great grandfather on iv grandfather's side :7;i.s reamed 
Alfonso KEi-SlAi;. He caiio tc Aaori va fron Gernar^^ his wife'd r.ane ins 
Frieda. He \ja~. one of the fotmdcrs of LaGrange Park, Illinois. They 
were •^•rell off and '..ad a naid ii'^ their hone. 

He tns a bar^-cer, r.i»d iii the doi,jression, he used porsonc^JL nonoy to 
Iceex. Ms hcxli o^en. It novor -jer;t out of busir.osc, 

Alfonso ihi-il-lAli t^s medium height and build, t'd.th bro:T. hair, blue 
eyes, ad a noustache. He died in 1941. 

Frieda was tall, nediiaa build -dth bro:n hair, ::r.d bluo ey-s. 
She died in 19. S, 

Thqy had five children, foiu- boys and one cirl. y-ilfonso KEIII^Al. 
Was in charts of maintenance at Electra Motive which later became a 
division of General Motors, ids safe's naiie ^jas Fraijcis. They had t:jo 
boys ar^ a ^-rl. One of the boys is an er^in- or at :lectra hoiive. 
One is a doctor in Seattle, I\'ashir.-;;ton, Elner x^JiMMAl. t-jorked for Electra 
rtotive as a forerxan. His -idfe's r.ar.e -.jas Mary. They ha-d tiro boys ar^d 
a 2irl. Bob is a teacher aixl a sui^ei-visor of scieruie in Arlin^iton .Heights , 
Illi2-x)is. Lois lives outside of St. Louis. She ai:d her hu£bcXi'.,3ill 
SXaFFAiJ, raise horses. He is t..c naiiojor for the fern service called 
FS sonrice. Another of their sons T-;as killed iii World War II, Iner 



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now lives in Florida. Herbert iliLi-i'JJ-; lived in Beloit, Wiscorisir. and 
then Ft, I-^ers. He played ia:«fessional baseball for three years on 
the Chicago White Sox team. In Beloit, he trorked for Fairbarics Z'iorse 
T-M,ch manufactui-es scales ard esi^ecialJy diesal engines. After he iiad 
loft tl:ie VvMto Sox, he returned to Beloit axxi rai'i a bowling alley. He 
narried and he arjd his v.dfe had t\m boys. Richard is a nachinist at 
Fairbanks Ilorse arjd Fx)bert is a vice president at Eesley Welles in 
South Beloit. Gl^s Kaa^v sot narried to Irv S9HISF Jr. ar^i they 
have tv.-o boys. Then tiiere is ry grandfather, Clarerice iilfonso KEM24Ai\. 

Clarence iuil21iUi tjo.s born in a hospital in LaGrange on February 13, 
1885. When he was older he was tall, big boned, blue eyes, ar:d brovm 
hair. He had eight years of grade school and four years of loigh school. 
After he left high school, he irorked as a street car conductor and de- 
puty sheriff until he net tlaiy Ellen IIALLOI at a part^^ axid married her. 

% ncternal ^ireat grandfather on isy ^^randtiother's side was raai^.ed 
Ilanus liALLDI. /ie cane to Aiscrica fror. Ireland and settled in Chicago. 
His idfe -jas resiled i-iaiue. He t-kis a politician, oi'jned a tavern ard rest- 
aurant, ai'jl soiae of the bridges which ci-oss the Chicago River. As a 
politician, he bached people tjho rai'. for office in the Denocratic party. 
They had maids ar4 a cooic in their hono, leedlosc to say, they "i-jsre 

They had three children, Ben I^ALLOY owned a tavern and restaurant. 
He got and his wife ai^d he had twc j^))f^aijd a h<ty* Anr< I^ALIXiX iiiarried 
Bill liFFEKEGGER. He was a famer and also a greer^ kceijcr at a golf 
course at Orland Park. TherithcfB is ny grandiaotlier Maiy lillen II/VLLOi. 

She vjas born ij; a hospital in Chicago in lo77» 2he had eiglit years 
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She oiOy a'tter.ded private acadaaies* She vjas a ve:^ bsautdTul /jOTian, 
Tallt sler-der, i-ri.th auburn hair, arid blue eves, iler frierds sonstinss 

called her wuoen Mary. She ins a strict Ronar. Catholic also, 

Clarerice Alfor^o KEJ'fllAi^ carried ilar/ iillen M^uJjOi or. Jiine 15 » 1908 
iii Chicago, Illiriois. Their parents did rx>t a^.provo of the riarriage 
for religious reasons, i'lfter tlie narriatie, they X7e:.t out to lerldns 
County'", South Dalcota vri-th jhree other yoiinf- couples as honesteaders. 
They had no experience as famers a.d txiej all helped each other. They 
each had lard, one rnile square. The fam houses t-joro bviilt tocetlier at 
the inside corners ox the land for better safety, W.iile they were tliero 
ny £rai<ixatlaer/,a deputy inarshall as uoll as beir^ a fariner, Thoy x-.-ere 
tiie2\3 until 1910. 

At tiiat tirae the^- riovod to ote art, Illinois -i^iore they liv3d on 
a farii for one year. They laoved to iicbron, Illinois arjd bought a far*:i 
there. In 1939 they adopted ry nothor, Phyllis iiEIH-iiu., when she was 
eight years old and her brother, Richard KEISlAl-.» T^jhon he was seven years 
old. In 1947 they novad to Harvard, Illinois. I-^y grandfather W£is a 
factoiy rxar-ager at a ;j.ckle factoi^^ for t;jo years. He tlien becane a 
security guard at .tidirdral Corporation. As you car; tell they wore Tjell 
off. 

Both ry grandparents t-jere voxy active ^.eo.J-e, I^ grai-dfather Tins 
a isenber of the Illinois Sheriff's Association arid tlie fourxler ni^d ^.-rGs- 
ident of the Farn Bureau, I^ grandi;:o J;ior vas a iisnber of the llobron 
Libraxy Club, the Saturday Aftorrx)on Ladies SeT.dng Circle, the Daugh- 
ters of Isabella, oXid the l^torusn's ictension of the Fam Bureau, 

On April 195^ c?y grandiaothcr died at ti:o r.:.e of 77, .^^ grandfather 
was able to see rie ar<i hold .i& ^*_-w before he died. Tliis o cured .lUgust 



19. 1958 ^Aeii he ins 73 years old. They are both buried in Calvaiy 
Cenetery in Evanston, Illinoia. 

}fy nother was bom May 23, 1931 sxid her brother t:as borr. October 
3. 1932. They i;ere both born ir. Joliet, Illirjois. Their naine t.-as ori- 
gir^Lly Bpy p| j^. Their paronts ireve Id-llod in a car accident •■jher. tliey 
irore at the ac^s of tiro ca'ji one, respectively. They are biiried izi St, 
Patrick's Cenetery in Joliot, Illinois, 

Fnyllis ard Richard wore put in an orphanage ard were la|^r adopt- 
ed by the KEIH-lAl^a, They had an older brother Clarer^e, irho disd of mul- 
tiple sclerosis. He is bui'ied in St, Fatrick's Cenetcry in Joliot, 
Illinois, Dornathy inarried a nan naned Gerat, She still livos in Joliet. 
Thoy also had tim. sisters: Dolores 'Ao is r^arried to Walter l-JALIERS 
T/jho is a nailnan in Westcir-ster, Colorado, They have ttro sons, Bill 
TJho is 19 and ViTiCe who is 1?, i^ileen r^^arried a nan naned JODODZIIJSKI, 
Her husband aiji tlirco children live in LaSalle, Illinois, She died last 
year of cancer, Rich-ard KE^Bi\i- had eight years of ^rade school, foui- 
years of higfe school, r.nd one and a half years of college, i*o trorksd 
in a jhanaacy in Harvard, Illirx)is, Ke livad i/ith ry parents for a-jiiile 
aftor they wore narried. Ho later novcd to an ai-artnent in Chcnurjg, 
Illinois vriiere he lived until he diod of an ai'ieurisii on Deconber 15, 
1969, He is buried in Cavaliy Conetery in Svanston, Illinois, 

y^ nother atterdod Grade school for seven years instead of ei^ht 
because she -zas allo-.red to skip secoKd grade, Sho irent to Hebron Schools 
for tho seve:. years of grade school ar^ trj:oe years of high school. 
She graduated f ron Harvard CoEEiurjitc,'- High School in 19^7 after six 
nonths, Sho atterxiod Clarke College for one scaestor. She tlien trans- 
fered to Uatior^l College of ixiucation in Evanston, IHijiois, ^nlle 



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there she wcs in several clubs; choir for tiro years » secretary her soph- 
oraore year, Associatior. of Ccllege Educators orie year, draina tvre yoars, 
Ir*terJ^tional club criO year, Shell club oi^e year, ar^ Assistantship 
Gler-coe :-urse:v School, She graduated ii- 1?52 in.th a Bachelor of Arts 
degree cJ'^i a Teachin-^ Certificate, She then taii^ht rjori~driS ai-d after- 
noon Idndergarten classes fror. 1951 to 1956. Duriii^ "that :-i:.ie she xias 
a menbr of the P.T.A, , tao Dau^l.ters of Isabella, and the Hone and 
School Association* She taught at Central School in ilanrard, Illinois, 
She had also beeix a raeiaber of her hi£;h school ard church choirs. 

She had a beautiful neszo scj^rano voice. This rfiar^s her voice 
had a viide raiis® between the loi^jhsst a:xl Ic-.^ost notes she could sii^;. 
Besides sin^ir^ in ail those choirs, she also song o-"- "the harvard rr.dio 
station IVIICW, and at siany Tveddings, \-.'e also liave reccrcs of her sin^^- 
ing with Stan Calvin, a friend of hers. She was offered a cliance to 
sir^ professionally, but turned it do-m, 

% nothor a:d fatliSr ::.ct at the liarvaixl Iii£;h School, They :«nt 
togetlier off cjjcL on during coiletje, l-Jlien he was in the amij' they started 
writii'^ to each oti^er, her rjctl;er didiJt '.jai'.t tl;e:-: to becone too close, 
so jhe told rjy mother to sto^, -.jriting to rsj father, lie couldn't under- 
stared -ifr^' she had stepped T-n'itir^i all of a sudden. When her liiother 
died he was on leave, lie thought xs^/ nother was rr^d at hiri, so he x.-ent 
to the waii.o when she wasn't there, A while later, they not at tlie ba- 
kery- cjjd ah invited liin to di::r^r. At a l.tor date t,..ey became er<;;a(j&d. 

On Jur^ 23 » 1956 Fnyllis liKi'iAi. and Euger^ VXIITL were narriod ii"- 
St, Joseph's Church in Harvard, Illinois. (They vrare both Catholic). 
They had a large xreddir:g arxi reception afterwards at Lake Lawn. It was 
a sit down dirxer. They went to Florida for ono nontii on thoir honey- 



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noon. Their specirJ. sor^' is "I-Ir, Wonderful" \jblch. th^ scuig to-etlier 

at parties ard elscT-;here, 

They lived in iiarvard -.jhere ry l.c .hor cor.tir.uod to teach aa:d ejt 
father worked in Rcctd'ord, Illir-ois at IBI-I as v. conputer salesnaK. 
While there he was a r.er:bor of the Data F3^)oe3sin2 Ilariagener.t Associa- 
tion. In i.957 i^V 'lother stop^^ed teachir^ because she wcs pregnant. On 
February 7, Joseph ViilTE •'.•ns born, but he 'jas ^^reriature ai'^ died, .^e 
vjas born in tr.e ilojrvsrd Ilospital. 

After thii;i they noved to Roclcford to ai: apartment at 523 Fair\riew 
Boulevard. I was born on June 21, 1?53 iii Kockford Heciorial Hospital 
at 6:^7f«bi. I weighed Slbs. loa, anc'. ;::.s 20 in, long. Later ire i-er.t- 
ed a house r.t 233^ Edsebrook Drive. Then in 1959 "Je i~oved to a hcr.o 
at 219 Hilton Avenue. On SeiJtenber 2& • 1959 . Lynn Ann WHITE t^as hom 
in Roclcford Ilexaorial iiospital at 9i55s.»nm She xjeished 8lbs, 2. -os. and 
-Tas 20i-in. lone. On l-Iarch ^, I96I Thongs WHITE -j-as bom in RccI:ford 
Ilerwrial Hospital at ll;37p.n. He tirei^hed T^hs, I02. aixl ::rs i9in. long. 
He hod a liver disease and died liay 11, 1961. He is buried ii- Calvai^'" 
Ceneteiy in i^vanston, Illinois. Lei^h Ai^m l€iITE vas 'oorn in Hockford 
Ileiaorial Hospital at 7!09c..:i. on May 29. 1962. 3ho was olbs. 5^«s« ^^^^ 
1^aIj^^« lon^. John I-Iichael '.•JHITc. i/as bom in Roclcford i-ienorial aos- 
pital at 6:45 p.n. oi- l.ovembor ;?6,1963. He -.Tslched flbsm 90::. aixi i-ms 
aOin, lone. 

In 1964 W3 r.oved to tl.o hor:e -jc live in r.ov; at '2^9 Sdgebrook Driwe. 
We zot ovx first do^ in -.u-ust of i9i5« She was a honey colored coci'.Gr 
Sijanicl. We na-iod l-.er Piincess I'listy Hiki Ann WHITE. In I966, i.y fa- 
ther taU{;iht Data Processine classes at nirjht at Itock Valley Ccllere, 

On April 3 , I967 W f atlior quit trorldn^ at lEH and started iflork- 



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ing at Larco Business Foms Irjs, in 3arrlngton, Illirjois. He started 
as a Business 3ystens Consultant. Latey, ho x-^-as ;-ronotod to rroduct 

Manager of the Pressure Sensitive Labol ..ix)duct. It is the ^.osition 

he I'iO-j hclc.s» He has b or. a Product Ilanacer for ci^ht years. The i-ro- 

duct has been ^roxrixj^ ncre and nore ever^' year sir^*e he tooi; it over. 

This year narlcs his tenth t-jith the conxjarQr, 

On i'larch 16, I968 ilatiileen I4aiy VSilTE -.-jas born in Roi'kford IleiTcrial 

Hosidtal at 1: ':Sp,n. Sho '.rei^hed Gibs, lljoa. ard i^as 20in. lon^. She 

is also tiie last child. 

On Septer...er 19,1972 PlvHis lll2'2IAi. died of carrier at the age of ^!-l. 
The funoral vras at ^t. brid^st's Chiirch iiUoves Park, Illinois ard olie 
burial :jr.s at Calvai^' Ceneteiy in ^.vanston, Illinois on September 21, 
3-972. 

I.OT'; about ne arid v^ brother and sisters. I have the rdcloiane "BG" 
because -.sien I v;as a fe\j years old, I '.rould jjut qy crrr^ up 3trai-;iit over 
toy head ar^ saj","3i£ Girl". I atter^icd 3o Peep for kiridergarten. At 
our s^ad^^tion I TJas the I'listrcss of Cei-eirjorsy and in the ^jueen's Court. 
On Lovember 30 • 19'^3 ^ "''"S a flo-..-er s^rl in the Lynr. Crorilr^olin Forbish 
weddir^. In liaroh of 1964 I sar;^ ii; a concert presented b^" Jclin Forbish 
in Harvard. I attendee' Cathedral School first through third [grades, 
I^arsh School fourth throu^^h seventh ^rades, EiserJioiror for eighth ^rad:, 
Guilfcrd Hi£;h School four years, ar^ noi; atterd Rock Valley College, 

I ins in Girl Scouts for cijht years --id received tlie First Class 
Award. I was also an assistant leader in a Cadetto troop three years 
a20. At Ilai'sh I T;as a i.;enber of tl:ie fiftla and siicth grade glee club for 
tijo years ard the seventh and oi;;jhth grade glee club one year. At Ei- 
seiiiotror I :tcs a .nonbor of the Pen Ion Service Cor,^. Last year I 'jas 



-'»'' 



35 
a teacher's eido for the first grade at Marsh School. After graduat- 
ing from Rock Valley next year, I i^Lar. on attending l-ational College 
of Education in Evanston, Illinois. I t^'ant to bocone an olcnontaiy 
school teacher. 

%nn used to be nisknaiaed "Mugs" because she i-ras alx>rays nai:irig 
faces. She also attezxied kindergarten at 3o I eep. At her graduation 
she Tfjas the loader cf the band aid a i.ier.bor of tlie ^u-en' s Court, She 
attended Cathedral School first ar^d second ;:rade, Ilarsh School third 
through ci:±h grades, n-isenhovrer I-Iiddle School seventh and eighth grades, 
arid she is now a senior at Guilford Kigh School, Lirr^i x;as also a C-irl 
Scout for eight years aid received the First Class A-.jard. At l-larsh 
she vjas a nenb^r of the fifth and sixt;: grade glee club t^o years. At 
EisenhoTjer she xas a nenbor of tlie Fori Pom Corps for tvro years azxx vra.s 
also in the choir. At Guilford she has been in the follotrixg clubs: 
Pon For- for tvro years, ABL (appreciation of books) , for ttro years, and 
the Froi:^h club fcr oi£ year. She is aii assistant leader for a broT-nds 
troop and a teacher's aide at Ilarsh School. i.e:A year, she plains on 
attending National College of Education in Evanston, IHirjois. She 
^ocvLLd lii;e to becor-iO an elenentai^- school teacher. Although she is a 
teacher's aide in a secord ard tliird grade coinbination, she irculd lil:e 
■bo teach Idi'dorgarteii or first grade. 

"lady" used to be Leigh's rjLcla".ane because it seeried to fit her. 
She attended Marsh School t:±ndGrgarten tiirough sixth grades, Eiscriio^ver 
i'liddle School seventh aid eiglith grades, ard is xx>-.i a fi^slr'^an at Guil- 
ford high School. She v;as a naiber cf the Girl Scouts for four years. 
At EiserJiower sh.e -jas a ne;.;ber of tlie Pon i on Corps ii. seventh grade 
and tlie eighth grade choir. She iiras also a nenber of a basl.etball team 



16 

called the Wagner Fririters, 

The nick:':arae "Mr. Irjaocent" has oiten bear, used for Jolir. because 

■rtien soaethir^ happens he aliiao'-s acts innooer.t ever, if he is guilty, 

Ke attended Ilarsh School IdJidergarten throur^ sixth grades, ai".d is ixrj 

an eiglith grader at Eisenhoxrer Middle School xjiiich he also attended 

last year. Durir.^ ^^ surn^Gr of 197^ he vjas a r.enber of the l.ortlieopt 

Winged Foot track and field tean. Co-.ribirii:^ all meets including tiao 

city meet, he received tvro first il&ce ai.'aidsi four secoid place a-jards, 

a third place ax/ard, ar.d a fourtli jlace amrd. He ran the ^^ relay, 

tlie 80 yd. low hurc^les, and the 50 yd, dash. Last year he tra-s or. the 

EisenhoTTer track team, he also enjoys football » basketball, baseball, 

Golf , aid tennis. 

I^' father scnetines calls Katie, "Katlileen Ilary Kate". For her 
second birthday '.-re ^ava he: a rd-riiature mite ^x;odle p^yi^'* A fst7 ireeks 
later we gave Princess airay. After cur mother died, Darloen GARR from 
the Children and Fanily Services, cci-g to tal:e car© of Katie svei^-day. 
On October 31 1 1:P72 Katie began attendir-g nurser^r school at Christ Ile- 
thodist. She started Idr^iergarten at l-Iarsfe School aid is rjsi: in third 
grade there. On Jariuary 13, 1975 she -.Tas a floi-;er girl ir. the Sara 
KARE- Bruce BECKj^R t-jedding. She has beon a BrciTLie for tvjo years. 

Families are a vciy i."iportant i:art of our lives. We are all af- 
fected by our fa;;iily ii:teractior;s ai.d relationships. I:, doing tliis fa- 
nily history- , I have fovir^ out x!i:xni/' thir^gs about sone rce.ibors of i^ fa- 
nily I didn't even loiow. From ;^:iat I have learr.ed, I feel closer to 
tliem, axii I feel veiy proud to be a :rjenoor ar<i descendant of t'.ieso fa- 
milies* 




Cities and Touon "5 He ni] oneck 



Locaiion of Mousses on far w^^ 

in Perkins Coanfy Sdu+1^, DakoTa 



WILKINSV JEAN JOHANNA PETERSON, 1907- 



[ASt USL INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY IIISTOKY 

Ifcont ribijtor to the Wock Vcllley College Family History Collection: 

So th<il your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studyirui 
jrican families, we are asl<ing you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only <i 
^ mintucs , and wi I 1 be eas i ly made over into an Index whi ch will permi t archi ve users ready 
less to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

SURVEY ***A5^)VAAiV-,VA*AV.-,V."!)'cAi'rftA*;\iV-.' 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Yfjur n.-ime JEAM PETERSON '"ITKir'S * 



D'-'l'-' "^ ^""^ NOVEMBER ?^, 19?!, ! ^'^ " ^ 

■/. Your coll(!qe: Rock Val I cy (.ol lecje ■' (ID // ) 

l^o'cTiToFd", Illinois '" 

* 1** A * iWc A A >V A A A A .\ A A )', A A .', A -'. V .\ A A 

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

Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 



-X- 



1850-1900 1900 or later 



k. Please check all regions of the United States In which members of your family whom you 
have di scusse^j In your paper have lived, 

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

South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S'.C.) E as.t South Central (La. , Hiss. , Ala. ,Tenn , Ky 

Wftst South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.V ''• East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

Pacific (Cat., WashJ ™_^(^^w^''» AUska) Ili- ""s.) 

VlainB (ND,SD,Neb. ,K£n. /fowa, Vm) 
5. Please check all occupational categories In which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in TliTs paper heve found themselves. 

X Farming Mining S hopkeepI ng or small business 

^Transportation ^Blg Business Manufacturing 



X Professions Industrial labor Other 



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

X R oman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian Methodist 

^Baptist Epi scopal Ian C ongregational "'• Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon GTher Protestant Other 



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

^Blacks ^Indians M exicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews X Central Europeans I tal lans Slavs 



Irish ^British N ative Aperlcans over several generations 

^East As I tin ^Other 

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

/ Interviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

X f ami ly m<!mbers 
f Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



Photographs Haps S^th 



er 



FAMI LY DATA 



, Grandfather (your fath-ir'r. si da) 

H a me CARL PETERS ON 

I f dead, date of deTtri T9"'2T 



Currant Residence FprnnTjiA. V/T.snnw.g,TN 
DECEASED 



Place of birth East Prussia, Germany Deto of Birth I851 



Education (number of years): 
grade school ,c; ypr. r r. high scliool 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RtSiDcNCE 
(after leaving home) 




DatGS ,,r,kn-^.r. 

Dates 1882 



Re 1 I g I on LUTHERAN 



Political parties, civil or soclel clubs, f ratorni tias, etc. De acon in St. riarti n's 

EvangeTTcaT ''ihurcn', "Wisconsin 
Stetten, 'Vest Prussia, Germany 
t'le'ce' of MsTDage to "your' g rfen C^^Thcr"^"" '"" 



"3at( 



NOTE: If your father was r&lsed (to ags 10) by z stepfather or enothsr relative give 
that data on the. bi'ck of this page, (A" I) 



Grandmother (your father's side) 



Currcint Rsgldenca ^REDONIA, WISCONSP 



DECEASED 



Piece of birth .Ji£it«L*-JV£st.£o&^i^^«£££2an§Qte of birth 18% 



Education (number of years): unknown 

grade school high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat Ion (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

^ith 



_Datas_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 
Dfitess 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving honie) 
1st Fredonia, V.'isconsin Dates ISS2 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
^th 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Re 1 I g I on 



T utheran 



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



_a£ULC. 



PUce of '^srrregr^to~7;n:ri7g;;dr7n?^tetten:"°^^TrP^ ' 

°^''' i^aretHfl^fh^^ga£g'a9<^t^|g pGle'^A-^)^ Steprnother or anotner relat 



ve g I vc 



Grnndfalher (your mother's side) 

Ai.'TONi sf:onv;ronski 



i 



dead, date or death uni-'nn'vn 



Current Residence WARSAW, POLAND 
DEUii^Ab^X ' 



Place of bl rth nn'-nnv/n 
ucation (number of years) : 



Date of bl rth 



■unKagwn 



Ed 
grade school 



high school "^^^'"'Vbcat lonal 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 

Ist unknov.-n 

2nd 

3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


ifth 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 I g i on CATHOLIC 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother 

'^ote: if your mother was raised by ETTm^'STfWr'm'irf 

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



dtte 
Je I8t- 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 

<«me ViA'PY ."--y'O?; .'RCNSKI 

I f deacT. date of death uni:no 



Current Residence V/AESAW, POLANI 



Mace of birth unko'.vn 

iducation (number of years) 
grade school high school 

)ccupat ion(s) 

1st unknown 

nd 

■ rd 



Dete of birth 



vocational 



col lege 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2Rd 


Dates 


3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

Dates 



Dates 
Dates 



.ellglon CATHOLIC 

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



lace of Vrtarriage to your greridfethe r :• "r'--^ d ate 

ote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another p*>lat-u<«. f>« »g; 1 ^) 
. y'.\z tl-.oL Jo ca uti me oecK or this paga (D-2) 



CHIkDRtN_ of A & b ^or A- 1 or B-lj - your fcithor's nan^ should appear below 



Hamt PAULINA PETERSON 

Place of \>\nh_:^o^_pj^ ^&ik, (i^wi rr 

ANumber of years c'r^schooilng 



Res Idence 

Number of cMloron 



ii&Luia:i;iV~r=«.-. Occupation 



date JUNE 2Z+, 1875 
ca 
us 



,pT,?r.?T mi. 



fiTf?F 



Name 

Place of bin h _ ^ ;,''go'j;.,.yRUS.';;T a ,^ g_KRMANY^ ] _ cat e decembep 7, i876 

Number of years of 3 C' 'oo i i ri g''^ 'y~I^ v n o v n OccupatiOh 

Res I dence _ ^ , ,.,^ " '~y a"rTta"r"iiTatu8 

Number of "diVrdren "" 



>!ame EMU OTTO Pete rson 
Place of G"! rth ,. ST f 



■1,., ■:. ; ! ' ^;;v 



Number of years or schcoMng 

Residence 

Number of chl Idran 



Z date AUGT^ST 22, l878 
UHKno'.vn " CccL'pation ' 

rtarTTaTTtstus 



Name.,Tpj.nrp PETERSON 

Place or blrthtitr^crn-nDnQQTA r'trr"'i'^!v 
Number of years or scnooling -^ ^ j-i^-. 
ResldenceROCKFOR£, ILL. 

Number of c^!"lcircr; 



__d3te !.'.\PCH M, 1880 
Uccupat I C-n PEST AU H ANT PPCF RIETGR 
itatus r^vried ANSTtJA SKCNV/RONSKI 



Name puaptvc; td^tvpcov 
Place of bl rth ■ p q -? a. 
Number of years of rchooling 
Res I dence ^Yedonia, V.'isconsin 
Number of cnitaro'i unicnown 



c rraacs 



riarltai biatus 



Name IVILT I AM P ETERSON 

Place Of'^b I rth 

Number of year sT'oV 's'c r'6'o) Tno 
Residence FEELONIA, V.'ISCC 
Number of~T 




date__F EBRUARY 27, 1882 
OcsupstJon rar.r.er 



^^^d3to '' ARCH U, i; 
^;cr( '.TT Status 



Nama EDV.'ARD PET ERSON 

Place of bl rthj;^ 

Number of ye a rs~oF" schoo 1 1 n^' 
Rcsldenca '^"^_|;^° ■''j^_ 
Number ofThTTorcrT 



Name 



"VDV o'T"'^0 'P^-"TE"SON 



iiarit£l status 



date OCTOPER 25, 1885 
Occupetlon 



Placs or bl rth -p " ":j..j ";t'-cc;;^t 
Number of years ov 3 cnuoTTng """"" :-, ryc e 
Res I dgnce ,, r'-:r.p;'Ti_.._ 
Number of cfi'l Td re n" 



lats DECEKPER 23, ll 

r. Cccupatioh u;,e;.c ,'i 



riarltal Status" "T^uTiTTTirTTTrTD^l A ELYTH 



Name pfrthA AGNES PETERSON 
P 1 a ce of bl rth :— :-:i'C' :t A , '.Vis. 
Number of years o'i-'Tc^iooiTn'j 'I'p yenrs 
Residence CUT P ' 



Number of chl 1 Jrcn 



::ONTANA 



_ doteDECENBER 16, 11 

Occup'cJtIon 



; L.^::iii t, i'<^ .J s 



i-i— i>'.Li:^ 



l-Uirlta\ b ta tU3 MARR I ECT 



I'Jame HERMAN JUL IUS pi^TERSO" 
P 1 3 ce'oi- blrth„..'~:" 

Number of years "oT*TSx?cJiTng 
ResldoncG ,-,,-r^.^^ 

Number offimVJn^r'''^ — T 




date 



rwr 



h'^.VriJ T r^ ^ 0^-^ 



^^^ Occupation 

6£atus m3rried"{!;'f°!;''HATTKB' 



^ f ^ B father's 

;HILDREN of aand J&(or E-2, F-2) - your/name should appear below 

lame ALFRKIDA PETERSON 



'lace of birth FkEDQa'IA. ".'ISCO-.'SIN 
'M)er of years of schooling 1? years 

.-.? i den ce Irene, Illinois Marital StTt ua arried . JACQP ^'&tXck:/"?Q~ 

umber of ch i Idren ~ oi- ^v-^v t; . . a i. /iv .Ai...,>.a_ 



Date of birth JUNE ?1 ^ ] ^0/, 

Occupation housewife 



ame ANNA PETERSON 

lace of birth r Ri^DCraA, "'ISCONSIN 



Date of birth JUNE 19, 1896 
Occupation housewife 



umber of years of schooling l? years" 

esidence Fredonia, V/isconsin Marital Status Karried V/al ter"F.'''KluPb 

umber of ch i Idren '~~ ~ — — — — _:_ 

ame SEI.MA PETERSON 



lace of birth y^EI.u;. I A , .VISLlOiJ^IrN 
umber of years of schooling 12 yea rs 

2S i dence ~~ ~~ 

lUmber of chi Idren none 



Date of birth JULY 17, 1900 



Occupation 

Mari tal Status none" 



unlcnowr. 



ame 

lace of bi rth 

jraber of years of school Ing 

isi dence 



jmber of chi 1 dren 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 

Occupat ion 



3me 

lace of b! rth 

jmber of years of school ing 
si dence 
jmber of chi 1 dren 



Date of bi rth 

Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



ime 

lace of bi rth 

jmber of years of school i ng 

isidence 

imber of ch i Idren 



5a"te of bi rth_ 
Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



ime 

ace of bi rth 



imber of years of school ing 
si dence 
limber of chi Idren 



Date of birth 

Occupat 1 on 



Marital Status 



me 

ace of bi rth 

mber of years of school i ng 
sidence 
imber of chi Idren ' 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



JII. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family am willing) 

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

I 

I Signed 

Date 



:HILDREN of € and F.: (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 



-AV'aMT%- 



\lame JOHN SKONWRONSKI 

^lace of bi rth ' '.'" ' " , 1 

^ber of years of school i ng TTTFTTr' 
Midence ■■^■" YCEK CITY, Wl:,'.' VOl-'; 



Jumber of ch i Idren UNKNOWN 



Jame 



T4 ,^,Kr)M''.'PON?KT 



• 0"' 



>lace of birth . _, 

lumber of years of schooling ^^^TT^' 
tesidence r-:0:i:F OR D, ILLINCTTT 
lumber of ch i 1 dren 



T 



TTT.T.Y .qKn\TV'RnK'c 



lame 

Mace of bi rth -■■ , ;. • ; - _ r qt.a v'. 

lumber of years of schooling ;';|,-'p' 
les i dence 



lumber of ch i Idren 



lame 

'lace of birth 

lumber of years of school ing 

las i den ce ' 

lumber of chi 1 dren 



lame 

'lace of bi rth 

lumber of years of school ing 

Residence 



lumber of chi 1 dren 



lame 

'lace of bi rth 

lumber of years of schooling 

tesidence 



lumber of ch i Idren 



lame 

'lace of bi rth 

lumber of yea rs of school i ng 

lesi dence 

lumber of chi Idren 



lame 

'lace of bi rth " 

lumber of years of school i ng 

Residence 



lumber of ch i Idren 



Date of bi rth 



UNKNOV;- 



Mari tal Status 



Occupation 



Date of birth - gq^ 

Occupation-'SS*^TM"i JHep^ 



Marital Status MARRIED AUGUST 



PETERSON 



Date of bi rth 



UNKNOWN 



Occupat I on 



Mari tal Status 



Date of bi rth 



Marital Status 



Occupat I on 



Date of bi rth 



Marital Status 



Occupat I On 



Date of bi rth_ 
Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 



Occupat I on 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



Jll. 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 



Signed 
Date 



I 



^our Father 



^ AUGUST ',VIT,LIAM PETERSON 

I dead, date of death lV"5Sr~ 



ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS 
Currtnt Roslderice DECEASED 



'"3" f birth^ ^--ast nrrrrgny 

ducation (number or years) 
grade school 8 yrs. 

ccupat lon(s) 



St V/aiter 

V/aiter 



th 

eligion j^j^hl 



_Dates 
_Oates 
_Dates 
Dates 



QatQ of tWrth I'arch 31, 1^ 

rUXl Q7 RSSfO£NCE 
(<-fter Ssfivinn honw) 
1st Milwaukee, V.'isc. ' Dates 1900 



Chicago, Illinois 



1902 



hth 



olltical parties, civil or social clubs, f rstorni ties , etc. 



D^tes 
Dctcs 
_Dates^ 

.Gernania,Clu b,Rock fgrdj,i:}^l^ 



lace ofmarriage to your rnotner Chicago I."i 1 » 

OTE: if you were raised by a step'. ?',;.n"c rcr c;notr^Tr"''n5"'faTTvS""gI ve that data on t'nc 5'i'c 
of this page. (E-2) 



3ur tlother 



aine ANZI.L IA ^g^ON^VRONSKI JPETERSQN^ 
f dead, date~ov csfi-rFTToGl 



llace of bi rth ^ ^__ V/arsaw, Poland ^ 
ducation ( n umb « r' ' o r" yVa r "s ) no'nT'* 

grade school hlqh school 



ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS 
Currerii P.-:'5ldsnce DECEASED 

^ D;5'co of b!rth__l883 

voce t Ions I col lege 



:cupat ion(s) 



id assistant cook 



rd 



Dates^^^^^ ?.nd Chicago, 111 

Dates 3rd 



f-'LAC£ Or P.^SIDENCE 
(after leaving hcn>s) 

patesj^QP_ 



_D..te5_ 150: 
Dates 



; I i g I on CATHOIIC 

)litical party, civil or social cIl'Ijc, sororities, etc, 

lace of marriage to yo-jr 1^atT^^7IZZI^"ISFoX3'^^^L ™^._„„ „_- p 

DTE: If you ware raised by a stc'pi.xjtniir cV 'onotncr rs'lflfive glv'S tHr.t data "orTTi^e'Te'cT^r 
4 this page (F-2). 



T:.;)to__A£ril, 19( 



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



Name JEAN JOHANNA PETERSON 
P'ace of^ birth P.m^OP.b, llLJNOliJ 
©iber of years of schooling 13 yea r; 
Res i den ce ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS 
Number of ch i Idren 2 ~~ 



Date of birth JANUARY 12, 1907 



___^_^____ Occupation SECRETA RY 

Marital Status MARRIED TO GLENN C. ''TLKINs" 



^ame .^jni it PETERSON 

°lace or birth WCKi-'Okl;, ILLINOIS 

dumber of years of school Fng ib years 



^esidence^eVES_|A.RK, IlLl^mTr 
dumber of chi Idren 



Date of birth SEPTEMBER 29, 1909 
OcGupatiOh teacher 



Marital StatusKARRIED TO GARV/IN FELLANP' 



^ame PPYI T 13 MELLIA PETERSON 

Mace of birth Rpr,KEr)Rru TTJJNOTS^ ^. 
dumber of years of schooling J-4 year; 
Residence DENVER, COLORrOU 



_Date of birth AUGUST 8, 1922 
Occupation Housewife 



'lumber of ch i Idren 



TTTT^ 



Marital Status MARRIED Tu j^aLPIJ i^'iA'lH IUT 
(TWIN TO PHILLIP) 



if"^ m\]>J? AUGUST FETEPPON 

Mace of birth ROCKFORD TTJ JNOLS 
lumber of years of schooling 16 years 

(es i den ce SOUTH BEND. jNDT^Na 

lumber of chi 1 dren 3 ' 



Date of birth jUnn.qT R^ 1 Q?? 
Occupat I Or t^^TrcM/^^T 



Marital Status ^.-flppy^n 



lame 

'lace of bi rth 

lumber of years of school ing 

tesidence 

lumber of chi 1 dren 



lame 

Mace of bi rth 

lumber of years of school ing 

lesidence 

lumber of ch i Idren 



ame 

lace of bi rth 

umber of years o1^ school ing 

as i dence 

umber of chi Idren 



ame 

lace of bi rth 

umber of years of school Ing 

esi dence 



umber of ch i Idren 



Date of bi rth 



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GENEALOGY CHART 



EAN PETERSON Y/ILKINS 



n JAN. 12, 1907 
riedNOV. 7, 19 
d 



Great grandfather 



AUGUST '.VILLIAK PETERSC T^^ 



Father 

p. MAR. 31, I88O 



Apr. 
Aug. 



1906 
1958 



p. APT, PH-Ttrpcf;;^;.! 



Grandfather 



1851 

unknown 
192^ 




Great grandmother 



JOHANNA.. T IiMK PETE RSOr 
Grandmother 



J 



B 1856 
D k9^0 



ANTONI SKONV;-RONS KT 



.~i M 



ANELLIA SKONWRCNSKI FE PERSON 



Mother 

B Apr. 1883 
M Apr. 1906 
D Feb. 1961 



Grandfather 

B UNKNOWN 

M 

D 



MARY SKONWRONSKI 



Grandmother 

B UNKNOV/N 
D 



FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT 
List of Sources 

1 - Mrs. Henry 0. Peterson 

Cut Bank, Montana. 

2 - Mrs. J. Swiatek 

1133 North Damen 

Chicago, Illinois 60622 (no response) 

3 - Mrs. Jacob Elackmer 

Irene, Illinois 
k - Mrs. Chas F. Kiesser 
Cut Bank, Montana 

Date turned in November 25, 19?/+ 



CARL PETERSON 

•Grandfather Carl Peterson, father of my Dad, August William 
Peterson, was born in East Prussia, Germany, the date of birth 
probably I85I. Ky source of information comes from Aunt Alfrieda, 
Aunt Eertha, sisters of my father, and Aunt Kae v/ho is the widow 
of my fathers brother Henry, These are the only people of the 
Carl Peterson family living, and they are in their eightys. 
Grandfather Peterson came to America, and stayed with an aunt 
and uncle of Grandmother. This was in V/aubeka, Ohio. 
Grandfather leaned to make brick in Germany. His Job was either 
burning lime or making bricks. It is presumed that he followed 
this trade while in Ohio. 

Grandfather moved to Fredonia, Wisconsin in I882, and sent for 
Grandmother and the children. He worked at a lime kiln for a 
period of time until he had enough money to pay dov/n on a 55 acre 
farm, and there he had his ovm lime kiln. He made the bricks 
and built his home that the family lived in. All the bricks of 
the St. Martin's Evangelical Church at Fredonia, V/isconsin were 
made and furnished by Grandfather Peterson. He served as a Beacon 
in this church many years. 

Grandfather Peterson did not serve in the German Army since he 
was rejected because of flat feet. 

He completed his education through the eighth grade v/hich was 
supported by the Lutheran Church. Grandfather died in 192if 
we think az the age of 75. 

Aunt Alfrieda states that grandfathers ancesters came from Denmark 
and settled in Germany learning the German language, hence the 
German background for a Swedish name. 



JOHANNA TIMl-1 PETLRSON 

Grandmother Peterson was Johanna Timm before she married Carl 

Peterson. She v;as born in Stetten, West Prussia, Germany in I856. 

Very little is knovm of her early life. Aunt Alfreida said that 

Grandmother spoke of he"" youth as tending geese, and staying home 

and doing housework. The story that is told is that Grandmother 

use to tell that they did the washing twice a year, and it would 

take 2 to 3 days to do it. From this piece of information I would 

presume that they were rather poor. 

Grandmother was married to Grandfather before she was 18 years old. 

She had wanted to marry someone else but her parents favored 

Grandfather, and since they were authority she had to do their bidding. 

V/hen Grandfather sent foi" her to come to America, she came with 

5 children and $5.00 in her pocket. Uncle Henry v/as born at sea, 

and when Grandmother entered United States she was carrying her 

son on a pillow, pulling 4 children, ages from five years to two 

years old. The tv/o year old boy was my father. She had to come 

from strong stock to be able to handle such a situation. 

Aunt Frieda has very little to say about life with my grandparents 

Grandfather liked his beer very v.'ell, and ofter the children and 

Grandmother had to keep the fires at the kiln burning because 

Grandfather was indisposed. 

Her life with Grandfather must have been one of cooperation, since 

they lived together and brought thirteen children into this v/orld. 

My information was that Grandfather v.'ould read the daily paper ■:© 

her every evening. He alv/ays kept her informed as to what v/as 

going on in the cummunity. 

Grandmother died in 19^0 at the age of Bif. 



AUGUST V/ILLIAH PETERSON 
Ky father, August V/illiam Peterson, v/as born in East Germany, 
March 31 » I88O. V/hile he was a young lad he v;as in poor health, 
and his task vias to help Grandmother v/ith his younger sisters 
and brothers. Grandmother always spoke of liis being very 
helpful with the children. He worked on the farm while going 
to the country school. He completed eight grades at school. 
There was no high school available at that time. He helped 
Grandfather and Grandmother until he was past 18, and then 
travled to Milwaukee working there for some time in a restaurant. 
When he was twenty he traveled to Chicago, Illinois, and secured 
work at the Chicago Athletic Club, which club does not exist today. 
Dad worked as a waiter, and worked in the kitchen there for four 
years. During that time he went to night school, and finished 
his high school education. 

He met my mother, Nellie, at the Club. Mother was working in the 
kitchen assisting, as one of many, the chef. Kother and Dad had 
saved Si, 000. 00 together before they got married in I906. They 
came to Rockford, Illinois and placed a down payment on a 
restaurant at 512 East State Street which they called the Chicago 
Restaurant. 

Dad handled the dinning room business, and mother took care of the 
kitchen. Their life was not a romantic one, Ilother was Polish, 
and Dad was German. This combination of temperments often caused 
some problems as I remembered the heated arguments. Nevertheless. 
they both wanted security in business, and as a team they worked 
very hard together. 
Dad did not know that he was not an American citizen until he wanted 



to vote in Rockford. Grandfather had taken out the 1st Citizenship 

Papers, but forgot to get the 2nd papers. Dad became an Arnerican 

Citizen when I was a young child, I remember the big celebration 

he had for the occasion. 

Dad did not belong to any organization other than the Gerrnania Club 

which was located on 100 block on South Hadison Street in K'ockford. 

The restaurant came first, and then the club was his only outside 

activity. 

I came into the world in January, 1907, so Mother was pretty busy 

taking care of me and working in the kitchen. The business expanded 

to a hotel above the restaurant, and a large dining room next to the 

restaurant. In the first years of the business, Mother and Dad 

operated this business with the help of my three aunts, Eertha, 

Alfrieda and Anna. They went to High School here while helping 

Dad in the restaurant. V/hen my sister and I were old enough to 

do any kind of work we stayed with my parents until Dad sold 

the building and business in 19^5. 

Father bought an apartment house in St. Petersburg, Florida, and 

he and mother lived there until he died in August, 19^8. 



ANELLIA SKCKV/RONSKI PETERSON 
Ky mother, Anellia Skonv/ronski, was born in a small community outside 
of Warsaw, Poland, April, l883. I have no record of her exact birth- 
date, since she did not know, only that her birthday was in April, 1883. 
Mother came to America in the spring of 1902 as an immigrant from 
Poland. Ker siblings v/ere one older brother, and a younger sister, 
Lilly, who remained in Poland for several years. John, the older 
brother, was living in New York, and had forwarded the money to Mother 
for passage to America. Mother paid off hei- indebtedness to him 
by working as a housekeeper for him.. How long she had worked for 
Uncle John is not known, but v/hen she had saved enough money she 
traveled to Chicago. 

Mother's youth was one of hard farm work. She did not have the 
advantage of an education since the school that was supported by 
the government was five miles away from her home. She was needed 
on the farm to help with the chores and housework. 
Mother was of the Catholic faith and going to church was often 
a problem because it was many miles away, and they had very little 
transportation, mostly walking. V/hen she was eighteen years old 
her parents had picked out a man for her to marry. He was much 
older than she, and Mother did not like him. Mother had some 
neighbor friend v;rite to Uncle John in New York to get passage 
for her to America. This made a bad situation for her at home, but 
it must have resolved because in 1902 she came to New York. 
Mother was unable to read or write, but at Ellis Island she was 
tagged wi-;h her proper credentials, and Uncle John finally found 
her after 2if hours had passed. 
Mother stayed with her brother and his wife for about a year 



saving what little money she could after paying her brother back. 
Uncle John had friends in Chicago, Illinois that had visited him 
while mother was staying in Nev; York, and through this contact 
she managed to travel to Chicago. She stayed with these friends, 
and they helped her get a Job at the Chicago Athletic Club. Mother 
worked there for two years. This is where she met Dad. Mother 
did not speak much of her courtship with Dad, it seems that it 
v/as more of a business arrangement than a romance. 
Mother married Dad in April, 1906, and came to Rockford. I was 
born the next year. J-tother had a good memory in hearing and 
seeing how many meals were prepared, and she could duplicate many 
recepies just by hearing what they were composed of. Mother had 
a marvelous sense of taste, and made her meals very tasty. She 
was an expert in baking pies, cakes were not her forte, but breads 
and doughnuts we boast about. 

The restaurant cattered to the working class, and transient trade. 
I remember while as a little girl Dad had meal tickets that were 
sold to his customers which took care of their meals for the week. 
Customers filled the counter stools, as well as the tables. J.'others 
cooking was well known on East State Street. The restaurant was 
mothers only activity. She only went to the Germanis Club when 
there v;as any social activity for the children. She would go 
v/ith my sister and me on Christmas and Easter so that we would have 
fun at the children gatherings. Mother always said that because 
she could not read or write, she did not want to belong to any 
organization that would only make fun of her. 

My sister and I would help her to write by guiding her hand to 
write her name. This she did accomplish by herself, and did 



recognize numbers to understand the cost of any item. My parents 
happiness was in the restaurant, this they built together, however 
there wereyears of anxiety, when they managed to get through the 
depression years. The building and business was paid for, but 

it was tight living to pay for food products and taxes. 

hard 
The / work took a heavy toll on ray mothers health, rising at 

meals 
4:00 A.K. to preparer for labor customers that had to be to work at 

6:00 A.K. Her day began at kiOO A.M. to 1:30 P.K. then the evening 

shift 5:00 P.K. to 8:00 P.K. Dads hours were the sajne only instead 

of being in the kitchen, he worked the dining room and bought the food 

supplies at the markets and produce houses. 

Very little time was taken for vacations, the only times Kother 

took time off was when we children, my sisters and brother, were 

born, and when she became very ill, and had to spend three months 

in a health home at V.'aukasha, V/isconsin. 

When Dad sold the restaurant and hotel in 1945> mother was very 

unhappy, but being in poor health she had to agree with Dad that 

they were getting to old to handle the business, and we children 

were grown up and married and had our own families to take care of. 

Mother and Dad lived in St. Petersburg, Florida until Dad died 

in 1958. She then came back to Rockford, and lived v/ith my 

sister until she passed away February 6, 1961 



JEAN JOHANNA PETERSON 
WILKINS 

I was born, Jean Johanna Peterson, on January 12, 1907 in the St. 
Anthony's Hospital, the old hospital now torn dov;n, Rockfor, Illinois 
According to my mother it was a difficult delivery for her. My 
early youth was not very exciting, much of my childhood was confined 
to one room. I remember my mother bringing the meals for my sister 
and myself to this room. V/e had our own small table and chairs at 
which we sat for our meals. There was always someone looking in at 
us to see that v/e were all right. 

V/hen we were old enought to be in the kitchen v/here mother worked, 
we had duties to perform, such as help wash the dishes, mostly dry- 
ing them since at that time Dad had bought a machine to wask and rinse 
the dishes. At the age of seven I was sent the first year to Henry 
Freeman School on Fifth Street and 1st. Avenue in Rockford. The 
second year and the remaining years of grade school were spent at 
Hall School on Prairie and North Third Street in Rockford. All of 
my formative years were centered in the helping my parent in the 
restaurant. After graduating from Hall School, which is nov/ a Voca- 
tional School, I attended Old Central High School and graduated 
from there in June, 1925. Only a portion of that school remains 
today. It is the north section which now houses the offices of the 
Board of Education of the City of Rockford. The older sections of the 
Central High School were torn down, and now the area is used for a 
parking lot. 

I was confirmed from Trinity Lutheran Church on Easter, 1921. Due 
to the fact that I had very little extra time for outside activities 
my time that I had for such things was pursued in athletics, such as 



swimming, and belonging to an organization called the Amazon Club at 

high school. After graduating from High School in June, 1925) I 

had the advantage of going one year at Rockford College. Looking 

back at those years I know that I was not ready for this education. 

I did poorly that year, and instead of going back the next year I 

went into nursing training at the Swedish American Hospital. There 

I spent two and one-half years. I did not graduate, I felt if I had 

the chance, I would get married, and have my own home, not live in 

one room as I had to do all my life up to that date. 

I married a young man my own age who was good looking, and afterwards 

found out that v/as all he had, no skills or ambition to work at 

anything. I was v/orking and decided that I did not intend to support 

him all his life, so I divorced him. Divorce at that time was not 

an easy thing to acquire. There were only three grounds that one 

could gain a divorce, adultry, physical cruelty, and desertion. 

I had to be separated for one year from my husband before I could 

file suit for divorce. This was done. 

Several years passed and when I met my present husband, Glenn C, 

V/ilkins, we v/ere married September ?» 193^« He had had four children 

by his former marriage. V/hen we v/ere married I took the youngest 

boy who was very ill, he had a severe operation for a strangled 

hernia. Robert was five years old at that time. He grew up to 

be a healthy young man. In fact he qualified for the Marines, and 

after serving his tour of duty, he joined the Air ■f'orce making a 

career of the service, and retired as Lieutenant Colonel in the 

Air Force. 

My tv/o children were born of this second marriage, Patricia, born 

August 3, 19^2, and Glenn Junior, born March 19, 19^^. They 
both are now grown persons, Patty having graduated from Chicago 



Art Institute, and Glenn Jr. has one year to go at Northern Illinois 

University, DeKalb, Illinois 

Glenn Senior retired as a Police Detective from the Rockford Police 

force in 1950. In 1952, together we went into business and operated 

a license service calling it Rockford License Service located at 721 

West Jefferson Street. V,'e sold the business in I960 to Fred Parker 

who in turn sold it recently to Mr. Brassier. This license service 

is still in operation. 

Glenn Senior died October 9, 1972. I am working at the Winnebago County 

Co-urt House as a secretary in the Adult i^robation Department. 

My husband and I did not belong to any organization. I am a member 

of the Bethel Church of Christ, which originally was the Bethel Evangical 

Church. I am attending evening class at Rock Valley College, and eventually 

hope to earn an associates degree and probably continue college if 

the Great Creator will allow me to live and keep possession of my mental 

faculities. 



WILLIS, KAREN LYNN, 1956- 



l.KASK TYI'I': I'LKASI', PI, ACT: T}1KSE SHKE'l'S AT THE FRONT 1' Till; SKCONU COl'Y OF YOl'R 
AMI i.Y 11 1 STORY . 

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Grandfather (your father's sid e ) 

N a me George Vernon W 1 1 1 i s C urrent Residenc e KripPwater Twnsp., WI - 

Date of birth l^lay 26, 1908 Place of birth Colburn, iVJsonn.sin 

Dateofdeath Place ofburial 



Kducation(number of years); 
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vocational 



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t)c f-upa t ion ( s ) 
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Dates iQ?/.j.-ig?5 Is t p r^u Claire, W ]Dates 1Q2/4— 1925 

Dates lQ?c;_-] Qp^ 2nd Rockford. IL Da t u s 1 Q2 S- 1 Q 35 

_Da t e s 1Q2Q-1Q/J-/)- 3rd D e troit, MIC Hli a t e s 19'3'^-l 9Z4.4 

Date s 19/|./j.-i 7? _^ t h Rockf ord , IL D a t e s 1 §44- 15172. 



Birchwood , WI 



1972- 



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N a me Ruby Dorothy HAMILTON C urrent Residenc e Edgewat er Twnshp. . WI 

Date of birth D ecember 8, 19 09Place of birth Enid , Oklahoma 

Date of death P 1 a c e o f b u r i a 1 



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vocat ional 



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Y^x. timekeeper 



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Is t Detroit, IViicho Dates 1935-1944_ 



2j^j ad composer 



3^j sales clerk 
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sales clerk 



Date s 1 9_2 6 -19?7 2 n d ^ockford ,_ I^_ Dates _1 i'^^L" ^72. 

Dates 19? 7-19 ?8 3rd Bjr chwoo d, WI__Dates J972- 

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N ;ni, e v^alter J o hn Fr e d HOLTMAN Current R e s i d c- n c e _Ro ckford_, IL_.___ 

n.itc of birth July 26. I905 Place of b I r t h Lindenwood , I L. 

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i'after leaving home) 
1 s t train operator D a t es 1 02'^-1Q?7 l- s t DeKalb. ^ "^"^L! D a t e s 1920-21 

2nd ind ustrial laborer D a t e s 19?8-1031 2 n d _ -, lil« D a t e s __19 2 ^ 

3rd barber Dates 1931-19^13rd Lindenwood, Ill sates 192 -2 

and lQ/i/j.-lQ7i 

4th indust rial labore r Da tes 1941-19434 th DeKalb, 111. Dates 1923-2? 

~ ~~ ' ~ ~ Kockl'ord,~lll. -I^TS^ITT 

Relivion Lutheran Esmond, 111, 1930-39 

' 1^'ockford, 111. 1941- 

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Nam e RubY Mae Francis Dean C urrent Residenc e Hockford. . IL_ 

Date of birth Nov ember 7, 1^0,5 Place of birth Vienna ^ In d. 

Date of deatli ^Place of burial _ 

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^ ^'^ ^^^^^ Clerk Dates 1923-1 928 i.st Lindenwood. II. Dai es 1917-1923 

:^nd 1 1 V;,/.^ Dates ___j 2nd DeKalbj.^IL. _ Dai.-r; 1924-1928 

3rd Dates 3rd R pckford. I I Dales 1928-1930_ 

4 t h D ate s 4 t h E smond, IL D a t e s J.Q 3O- 1_93Q_ 

, ^, Rockford, IL 1941-' 

PI-. Lutheran 
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Name Lavem George Willis 
Place of birth ^ockford, IL" " 

Number of years of schooling]^ 

Res Idence Rockford , IL Mari tal Status married 
Number of children 2 Death __ 

Name Bar bara J oan Willis 
I' 1 a c e ^'oT*^ TTiTtT 'Roc¥f orTT TIT 



d a t e March 1^. 1929 

12 Occup a tion f ire fi ghter 



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1. Name fionns Jeanne Holtman 

Place of birth Rockford , IL date Pec. 18, 19?9 

Number of years of schooling 12 Occupation housewife 

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Name Lavern George Willis . Current Residence Rockford , IL 



Date of birth Wiarch l4, 1929 Place of bitth Kockfcrd, IL 



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Your Mother 

Name ponra Jeanne Holtman Current Residence Rockford, IL 

Date of birth Lecember 1&, 19^9 _Place of b ir th Rockford , IL 

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

Name Susan Kay Wjiijs 

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Number of years of schoolihg l6 Occupation social work 

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Name Karen Lynn Willis 

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ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGilTS (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 Library, Rockford 
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Interviev/ \7ith Walter John Holtman 

Interview with Ruby Dean Koltman 

Interview with George Vernon V/illis 

Interview with Ruby Hamilton Willis 

Interview with Lavern George Willis 
Interview with Donna Holtman Willis 

Chippewa Ccimty. Fast and Present 
S.J Clarke Publishing Co. 
Chidago, 1913 
pp. 36-41 

Also photographs, vital documents, letters, 
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CHARLES DOWNER - LUCIiiDA T.-,YLOR 

Charles H, DCWT'ER vms born in Herkiner, New York, en August 
2, 1839. W^.en he was 15 years old, in 185^ his family noved to 
Dundee, Kane, Illinois where they made their home for a fev/ years. 

The family then moved to Rome, Jefferson, V/isconsin, Charles 
married Lucinda A, TAYLOR on Cctoher 8, i860, 

Lucinda TAYLCR was born on February 29 » 1844 in New York state, 
the daughter of Abel TAYLOR. 

Charles DOV/NER served during the Civil .7ar with company A 1st 
Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, 

Charles DO'v/NER and Lucinda TAYICR had six children: Annis E., 
Nelson H., Sarah Etta, Francis Elery, Charles Arthur, and George 
Crton, 

Charles and lucinda farmed ne-^ir Viola, Ricl~.lard, Wisconsin, 

Charles died in his home at Viola on October G, I916, He was 
77 years old. Lucinda died at her Viola residence on r-.ay 3i 1927 
a-", nge 83. They are buried at Viola. 

WILLIAIvi C. STOLL - SARAH ETTA DOWNER 

._arah Etta DOV.'NER was born to Charles DOWNER and Luc.r-ida 
TAYLOR in Jefferson County »ViEconsin around 1C64, Saralv Ltta'iS rn- 
cestry was an unusual mixture of Spanish and English, 

Sarah Etta DOWNER married William Charles STOLL on December 
29, IS83 at Viola, Richland, Wisconsin, 

Williaip Charles STOIL v/as born on December 25, I863 at Liberty, 
Vernon, V/isconsin, }Iis parents, Charles A, and Sophia STCi-'-were 
born near llamburg , Germany, where Sophia was a cook in the kaiser's 
houshold. 

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farm in Estella, Chipnev/a, .V'lsconsin in I9OI. 

Eight children were born to v/i.llara STOLL and Sarah Etta 
DOWNER J August, fred, Fearl Estella, Gertrude, Adeline, Ethel, Grace, 
and Charles. 

Sarah Etta BCWIiER died Deceraber 3''-« i^?^, one day after her 
fifty-first wedding anniversary. She was approximately 70 years old. 

vV'illiam. Charles STOLL died at his home in Viola, Wisconsin, on 
I-'iay 18, 1953. He was 89 years old. 

Thty were survived by their eight children, 20 grand children, 
52 great grand childr n and 12 great great grandchildren. The 
ccursle is buried in Cornell Cemetery, Cornell, Chippewa, Wisconsin. 



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^^ORNEll RESIDENT "■ 
DIES AT 89 , ; 

William. Charles Stoll passed away 
at his home May 18, 1953 at the age 
of 89;;4smos anct:ll days- 
Mr. Stoll was bom in the town of 
Liberty^' Vernon. County, Wisconsin 
December- 28,: 1863. He was married 
to Sarah. Etta Downer of Viola, on 
December 29, 1883, where they made 
their home until 19M when they 
moved to their farm home in the 
Town of Estella. 

His wife preceeded him in death 
December 30, 1934. He is survived 
by 8 -children: August, Fred and 
Pearl, Mrs. Willis of Cornell, Ger- 
trude, Mrs. . Bert Brown of Cac^ott, 
.-Adeline,. Mrs. Thorwald Enger of 
Holcombe, Ethel, Mrs, Albert Haa.s 
and Grace,,; ^Mrs. Jenry- Stipek of 
Whitefjsh, Montana and Charles of; 
Orrville, California. =.' 

He is also survived by 20 grand" 
children," 52 great grandchildren, 1? 
^reat- great- grandchildren and sev- 
eral nieces and nephews. 

Friends called at the Cornell Fv 
neral Home where the body lay ii 
^tate from Tuesday evening unti' 
Thursday, May 21, when service.s 
were held at 2:00 p. m-^ from ■ thf 
First Presbyterian Church, Rev 
John Wild orficiating. Interment 
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PAST AXD PRESENT OF CHIPPEWA COUNT Y 



W. C. Sl'OLL. 

Among the successful farmers of Holcombe townsliij), Chippewa county, is 
W. C. StoU, who owns fourteen forty-acre tracts on sections ^4 ami 25, town- 
ship 31, range 6, improved with two sets of buildings. Not only has Mr. Stoll 
attained individual prosperity but through his labors he lias greatly contributed 
to the agricultural advancement made in Chippewa county. A native son of 
Wisconsin, he was born in Vernon county on Christmas day of 1S63 and is a 
son of Charles A. and Sophia Stoll, born near Hamburg, Germany. U]joii 
coming to this country the father homesteaded in Vernon county and was a 
pioneer in the Kickapoo country, where he passed away. The mother survives 
End now makes her home at Viola, Wisconsin. 

W. C. Stoll was educated in the neighborhood of his father's farm and 
early trained by his parents in the old-fashioned virtues of industry and hon- 
esty. On the father's place he became acquainted with thorough agricultural 
methods and acquired a knowledge of farm details which has ever stood him 
in good stead. In 1901 he came to Chippewa county, acquiring by purchase 
thirteen forty-acre tracts of wild land, and later another forty-acre tract. He 
immediately settled down to the task of clearing and improving his land and in 
that occupation has achieved a notable success. He engages in general farming 
and the years have brought him prosperity along that line. There are two 
residences on the place and also two large, substantial and well equipped barns 
as well as other outbuildings. His land is devoted lo such cereals as are best 
adapted to soil and climate, and the appearance of the place speaks well for the 
progressiveness of its owner. 

On December 29. 1883, in Vernon county. Mr. Stoll was united in marriage 
to Miss Etta Downer, a daughter of Charles PL and Lucinda (Taylor) Downer, 
both natives of New York state. The former was for many years a fanner 
but, with his wife, is now living retired at \'iola. Wisconsin. To Mr. and Mrs. 
Stoll were born eight children: A. H., who married Anna Harriet Butler, by 
whom he has two sons. Kenneth Delmore and Charles Everett, and who assists 
his father with the operation of the home farm; Estella Pearl, who married 
Myron C. Willis, of Colburn township; Charles .\.rthur; (iertmde -May. who 
,»t>^--^A Pan! K. Brown, of Rul)>- township; and Ethel Ruby. Fred Lewis, 
.^.jrirt^ and Grace Sophia, all at iiome. 

JJr Stoll rives hi? allegiance to the republican party. .-Mihough he is deeply 
^arttJJctl in a" matters of putilic nioment. he has ne\cr seen fit to actively 
r-i!cr politics, preferring to discharge his duties as an .•\merican citizen in a 
•WTk'itc wav. However, by contributing toward the agricultural advancement 
c? :Jtc »cction, he has done perhaps as much as any public official in carrying 
f.ir-aiard the l>ar.ner of civilization, and he is therefore not only highly esteemed 
CO airuunt of what he has accomplished in the way of material success for him- 
^cif bt:t also for what his labors ha\e contributed toward the general welfare 
trv irxiircctly building up this section of Chippewa county. His friends and 
x*c^^\<i^^ speak of him only in the highest terms of praise and he well merits 
ibdr good-will and confidence, which have been won because of his high qualities 
«f mind and character. 



MYRCK C. V;ilLIS - PEi-.RI ESTEI^A STCLL 

Fearl ^.Stella STCLL was born P'c '.ruary 2, 1887 to Williani 
Charles STCLL and 3arah Etta DCWNER at Viola, Richland, Wisconsin, 
She grew up in the Kicliapoo Hills near Viola, 

'When Pearl v/as about 1^ years old, her family moved to Cornell, 
Chippev;a, Wisconsin where she went to school "^hrough the eighth 
grade. 

Around 1905, Pearl STCLL married F.yron C. V;IILIS. 

Myron C, V^IILIS was born around I885, the son of John V/IILIS. 
His mothers' naiden name was CCLE. John '.VIILIS had immegrated to 
Nova Scotia, Canada from Scotland. From Nova ::cotia he v/ent to 
Wisco"'';sin, 

r.lyron C. ■-/iius ,c?re .p on his fathers fa-:-, or the Yellov/ River 
at Colburn, Chippev/a, V/isconsin, He went to school through the 
eighth grade. 

He married Fearl Zstella 3TCII around I905. ■''her they were 
first ma-ried, the WILIJS* lived in a log house near Colburn, Wis- 
consin. r.;yron worked as a farmer in the sur.mer and as a lumberi.;ai: 
in the woods during the v/inter. 

In 1911, they moved to Boyd, Chippewa, >.'isccnsin on the Yellov/ 
River, 

In 191^, Myron and Fearl moved to Estella, Chippewa, vVisconsin 
where Kyron C. WILLIS died in 192^^ of heart failure due to rheu- 
matic fever. 

The couple had four children: Ella, George, Kyrtle, and Arthur. 

Pearl STCLL died in November, 19*^9 i^ a nursing home at Cornell, 
ChiTToewa, Wisconsin. 

The CouDle is buried at Cornell, Wisoonsin, 



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GEORGE V. v;:'..Lis 

George Vernon V?IILIS was bor n on May 26, I9O8 to IV.yron C, 
WIILISj and Pearl STOLL, at Colburn, Chippewa, iVisconsin. Ke lived 
with his faraily at Colburn, •'•/isconsin moving with them in I9II to 
Boyd, Wisconsin and in I916 to Estellaj v'^isconsin. Both are in 
Chippewa Countjr, 

His father was a farmer and as a younp; boy George hel^-^ed with 
the chores. They grev/ oats, corn, potatoes and vegetables and 
raised horses and dairy cows. 

George v^rent to school through the eighth grade and v/as quite 
a prankster. If the girl sitting in front of him let her long 
brands cascade down onto his desk 5 George woxald dip each pigtail into 
his inkwell. After awhile, the g'rls learned not to sit in front of 
him, George also had methods of getting excused from class. 
During recess ^ he Vt/ould gobble down as raany onions or leeks as he 
could stand. When he returned to the classroom, he r eked so that 
the teacher made him sit in the hall. 

Another trick was to go to the cranberry bog behind the school- 
house di^ring recess and pick a handful of cranberries. It was a 
challenge to secretly eat the cranberries in class without poppirig 
them so as to alert the teacher. 

In those days, politics in rural Wisconsin consisted mostly of 
school board elections. Most of the farmers were Rer'Ublican. 

George remembers that one of his uncles belonged to the Ku 
Klux Klan, as did many farmers in that area. The Klan then v/as main- 
ly motivated by anti-Semitism, although it was also anti-Italian 
and anti black. The farmers held their meeting in secluded back 
40 's where they burnt crosses. 

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had some extra money, he would go into tov/n for an ice cream soda 
after the dances. 

For recreation, he went huntinp; and fishing. 

In 1924, when his father died George WILIIS left the family- 
farm at Estella, Wisconsin and went to Eau Claire, Eau Claire, V/is- 
consin. In Eau Claire, he packaged pressure cookers for Presto, 
Inc. for one year. 

In 1925, he v/ent to Rockford, V/i rebago, Illinois to work at 
Sundstrand Adding Kachine Corporation as a stock clerk, keeping 
records of stock. He worked there until 1928, 

On September 1, 1927 he married Ruby Dorothy HAiv.ILTCIS' . 



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In CctobGr 1871, Sophia ERJCKSOK (married name) lived v/ith her 
huslDand and son on a farm at Peshtigo, Cconto, V/isconsin along the 
Peshtigo Rix'er. 

She had "been born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, of Korv/egian 
ancestry. In Octobe"- ''.871 she was pregnant v/ith the couples' second 
child. 

One evening, as the ERICKSCt^S accompanied the'r departing 
guests down the road, they noticed that the horizon was red v/ith the 
light of rampant forest fire. They feared for their safety, for the 
fire pp'neared to be spreading quicklv. So they got into xhe river 
and stayed there all night, watching their home ard possessions turn 
to ashes. In the morning, they got out of the v/ater a^d searched for 
something to eat. All they could find ^-'ere some cabbr-^-^'^ in the 
garden that had been cooked by the fire. 

The fire at Feshtigo occured the same time as the famous 
Chicago fire and killed even more people. 

After the f:re the family moved to Green Bay, Brown, 'Wisconsin 
where Sophia gave birth to twins, Agnes and Ed. 

Sophias' husbsnd died young. 



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Agnes T'iRTCKSON was born to Sophia EHICKSCN and her husband on 
Kay 12, 18^2 at Green -ay. Brown, Wisconsin, S .e went to grade 
school through ei"nth grade in rural Green Bay, v/here her father v/as 
a farmer. As a young woman, she v.crked in Kioorehead, i.inreso"..-. , 
Fargo, Korth Dakota, and at Rockford College, Rockford, V/iri>ebago, 
Illinoic 

On Auf^vst 26, 1898 Agnes married John Alfred liiU-IITOK in 
Chicago,, Cook, Illinois. 

John Alfred JoHKSCN had been bor.. in Ostei-'gc ^lanl, o\/Gden on 
liovenber 27, 1868, the son of Jonas Feter JOH^iri^cri and his wife. 
As a young man, he served for four years :: . the Sv/edish army. Such 
service was corapulsory. 

In 1891 he came to the United States, locating in Chicago. 
There were so many JOliKSOKS in Chicago hov/ever, that he had trouble 
getting hi.'i mail. His cousin in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinoic 
had charged his name to HAr..ILTCK, so Join Alfred did likewise. It 
is not known ■ '.y the young nan, just off the boat from Sweden, took 
on a British name, 

John Alfred JJu'.ILxOr'J worked as a farm laborer in Rock Island, 
He couldn't speak English and the farmer he worked for treated and 
fed him poor ly. So as scon as he could make his intensions under- 
stood, he quit to farm elsewhere. 

About 1895. ''te m.jved to Chicago, Cook, Illinoifr, v/here he 
married Agnes ERIGKSCW, a Rorv/egian girl, on .-.ugust 26, I898. 

In Chicago, HAl'.iIlTCK wor^.ed as a laborer in the brickyards. 
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■-'hree d-^uf;hters v/ere born to J. Alfred and Agnes in Chicago: 
Charlotte Agnes (Lottie"), in 1899, Ruth, in 1901, and Edith, in 
1902. 

In 1904, the nAr.iIITON'S moved to Civlahoroa wiiere they far^^ed 
cotton. Six acre children v/ere born to J. alfred and <-vgnes: 
Reuben "Ernie" in 1904; Roland in 1906 j Eleanor in 1908; Ruby 
' "-r-othy in 1909 s Isabel ("T^.zie") in 1912? and Karparet C^. onnie") 
in 1915, The older children worked very hard 0'\ the farm, picking 
cotton. 

Around 1915, the HAr.:i"LTOKS moved to Rockf-rd, v/in?'ebagOj 
Illinois, because of Ap:nes heal . The family settled at 1502 12th 
Avenue, Pockfcrd. -j . Alfred got a ;ob at Gr'-enlee Brothers, where 
he worked until he v/as 70 years old. 

In Rockford, the family ,-oined the Swedish Free Church (now 
First Svang3];"cal I'ree church), agnes and the oldest girls in tne 
family all rj.^ycd -uitars in a string band at the church. The 
>L^:.;iLTc.NS ali.o ov/rid a piano and would gather around it aid sing 
religious songs. 

Jo:n Alfred was an avid reader. At one time, he became inter- 
ested in the Aehovah's Witness movement. Around the same time, some 
Jehovah's v/itness literature was found in the Swedish Free Church. 
Jo'^^n Alfred was accused of bringing it into the church and the 
family was expelled from membersh'p. 

}L\I';rLTCrT was also interested in politics. He was a desciple of 
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John Alfred lived at 1502 12th : venue , Rockf ord , until his 
death on Kay 19, 1962. 

His v;ife preceeded him in death on Se;jtera"bor 14, 19^9. They 
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HAMILTOM— J. Alfred Homilfon, n, 
1502 12th Ave., died at 12:45 o.m. Sot- 
urdav. Mov 19, 1942. in Swedijn-Amert- 
can HosDttnf otter a brief illness. Bom 
Nov. 27. 13<ia, in Osterqollana, S»ve<Jen. 
Moved to the United States m 1891 and 
located in Chlcoqo. Lived 48 years in 
Rocictorti, coming tiere from Ctiicogo. 
Married to tfie former Aqnes Endtson 
in Chicago Aug. 2A, 1399. Last errv 
ployed By Greenlee Bros Co. for M 
years. Retired at oqe of 77 yeors. He 
served o tour of duty in the Swedish 
Army. Survivors include; two sons. 
Ernie R , DecrDom, Micti., and Rotond 
C, Roclctord; seven douflhters. Mrs. 
Lottie Olson, Mrs. Rulh Swonslrom, 
Mrs. Edith Miller, Mrs. Elejnor Acker, 
Mrs. Rubv Willis, Mrs. iscoell Ellison, 
oil of Rocktord, and f^ri,. Morgoret 
Leemkuil, Burlington, Wis.; 19 grand- 
children; 24 great grcndchi^dren; sev- 
ere nieces ond neonews. Hit wile died 
in 1949. 

Services at 1 o.m. Tuesday. May 22, 
In WILBUR CHRISTENSON FUNERAL 
HOME, 925 :rd Ave., with Rev. Elmer 
Johnson, pastor emeritus of Evongeiicol 
Free CJlurch, officiating. Burial in 
Scandinavian Cemetery. No visitation. 



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RUBY PiAiaiTCK 

PvulDy Dorothy tLAlMT] TCN v/as "born on u£ren"ber 8, 1909, to John 
Alf ed HAivJLTCr' and Agnes EP.ICKSON. She wan the seventh of nine 
children, 

<l]\en she was about six years old, her family ncved fror- their 
cotton farm in Oklahoma to Rockford, Wi>-^nebago, Illinois where the^/ 
lived at 1502 12th Avenue. 

In the flu G-oidemic of 1918 and 1919 1 Ruby's sifters Charlotte 
and Isabel \Yere very ill with the flu. Their mctiier nursed tiie tv;o 
g^rls. Ruby v/as always the one to be sent to the drU:*?; st'>re ax the 
comer of Broadv/aj/ and 7th Street in Rockford because sh2 was the 
fastest runner. 

Ruby started f'rst .p-r-ade at Turne-^ Schoi^'l In Rockford a:''d './ent 
there eight years. She attended Central Hie:h School in Rockford 
for two and one half yr^ars. She ouit school when ner father, a 
strict disci '^linarian, said that two years of high school w^s rlenty 
for a girl. 

She had wanted to become a nurse, but instead got ;; :iob at 
Sundstrand Adding luachi.ne Gor"^oration in Rockford at the age of 17. 
Her first position there was as a timekeeper, koepii-g track of the 
amount of oiece work done by employees in the assembly department, 
SY.e^ later wor^pd in the companys advertising deoartrnent, 

'Vhile working at Sundstrand 's Ruby attended night school at a 
school of cosmetology in Rockford, S^.e did hair at home, mostly 
marcfelling, a method of v/aving the hair. 

On Spetemberl, 19-7 Ruby Ijorothy Ha^'JITON married George Verron 
WIl ITS in the courthouse at Oregon, Cgle , Illinois, 



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Courtship and Marriage 

George Y. V/illis and Ruby Dorothy Ha; ilton net at a liev; Year's 
Eve party v/hile they both y/orked at Sundstrard Adding Machine 
Corr.pany, Rockf ord , V/inehago, Illinois. 

They dated froK then on and were parried Septenber 1, 192. in 
the courthouse at Regon, Cgle , Illinois. After their marriage, 
Ruby quit her iob at Sundstrands and worked for a while at Hess 
Brother's department store in Rockf crd for about a year. 

George v/orked at Sundstrard until 1928 v/".en he got a iob as 
a stock clerk at National Lock, Rockf ord. He worked there about a 
year. 

From 1929-1935s George worked at /est State Auto Parts in 
Rockfcrd, T e family lived in an at)artrient on South Jrd Str et, 
Rockf ord, near the old Rockf crd College campus. 

In the spring of 1935. George ad Ruby moved their famdly to 
Detroit, Michigan where George found v/ork at Kuey F.otcrs, Ham- 
tramach, Tviichigan, Hamtrarnach, a Polish settlement was the only 
city in the U. S, surrounded by another city (Detroit), 

From 1939-19/fO, George worked at Jack Powell Motors in Old 
Dearborn, r»';ichigan, from 1940-19^2 at Continental r.iotc.rs. Dearborn, 
and from 19^2-1944 at Chrysler Lectors, Detroit. 

In 1944, George a:' d Ruby r:oved their family back to Rockford, 
li'linois. They left Detroit due to the war scares. Drills v;ere 
being conducted in Detroit to prepare for enemy attack. Ruby's 
mother, in Rockford was ill. 

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Rockford Dry Goods ard then at Rockiord Standard Furniture, 

In 1946, the family noved to 2211 10th Avenue, Rockford where 
George and Ruby made the ' r home until 1972. 

George v/orked as a foreman for engineer test at Sundstrand's 
from 1944-1967. 

In 1967, at age 59, George had an opportunity for advancernert 
with Borg Warner-Rockford Clutch Division^ so he quit Sundstrand's. 
He worked at Rockford Clutch until his retirement in 1972. 

In 1972, George ard Ruby moved to their suc.mer cottage on Big 
Lake Chetac, Edgewater Tovmship, Sawyer, vVisconsnn, near Birchv/ood, 
Washburn, V/isconsin, 

The history of the pro-perty's ov/nership is interesting. In 
the 1840' s the property v/as purchased by a couple who willed it to 
Cornell University in Iowa. The university leased it to "Knapp" 
Stout lumber Company which removed the large pine trees. 

"Knapp" Stout then subleased the land to another lumber comp- 
any that removed the hardv/ood trees. 

Cornell University then sold it to a Kr. Hay, who purchased 
many other acres in the area. Hay then subdivided the property and 
sold it. 

A relative of George WILLIS bought the acrjage that George 
and Ruby res.ide on from Kr. Hay, 

George and Ruby purchased the property in the 1940' s. The 
nrorerty has been used througout the years as a vacation spot for 
George and Ruby and Their children and grandchildren. 

Their children are LaveiTi George, bom in 1929; Barbara Joani 
born in 1930* Betty Lee, born in 1935; and James Gary, born in 1950. 



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George VilLLIS and Ruby iic\KILTOK have joined Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Birchv/ood, Wisconsin, where Ruby is a member of the 
quilting circle. She is also a member of the Birchv/ood Garden Club, 

George attends town meetings and keeps busy maintaining the 
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fishing. They also raise a large garden and entertain friends and 
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Lavern George iiVILLIS was born on tuarch l^s 1929 at Rockford, 
Winnebago, Illinois, the first child of Ruby D. HAI.JLTCr' and 
George V, .VILLlij. The faniily rented a horie on Carbaugh Street 
in Rockford at that time, 

lavern went to lurner School, Rockford « to nursery school and 
first grade, 

.<hen he v/as six yc^^rs old, lavern' s fan.lly rnoved to Detroit 
because his father was looking for a job. 

Ruby HAMILTON'S sister, Ruth, and her husband i'torraan Swans trorn., 
also went from Rockford to Detroit, Ruth and Korraan had a son, 
Gordon, wi-io v/as the same age as Lavern. 

Lavern and Gordon were the only Sv/edish children in their 
lolish and Lithuanian neighborhood on Prairie Street. ''Chey v/ere 
afraid to play in the alley behind their garage, for fear of get- 
ting beat up. There were gangs of boys who threw "Klinkers" of 
burnt coal at Lavern and Gordon. The leader of on gang was called 
"Lornie Doone." Lavern and Gordon learned to stay off the streets — 
they played under their porch instead. 

'rfhen Lavern v/as about 9» hj s family moved to La Prairie Street 
in Femdale, a suburb of Detroit. He went to fourth grade at 
*^alsh School there. 

"'hile living in the Detroit area, Lavern joined the ^ub Scouts 
and then the Boy Scouts. He v.'ent camping with the scouts at Old 
I'iill Boy Scout Camp. 

In 1939, George V. WILLIS and Ruby D. HjJ>JLTOK moved their family 
back to Prairie Street in Detroit. They lived about 5 blocks from 
their previous Prairie Street residence. Lavern v/ent to fifth 
anc' sixth grades in Detroit. 



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After he finished sixth grade ^ his family moved to Thatcher 
Street in Detroit, where his father "bought a nev/ home^ In sev- 
enth and eighth grades, Lavern had a paper route. He also filled 
honey jars for a man who kept bees. 

As a toy, Lavem engaged in typical toyhood nischief* Ke and 
Gordon would tie each end of a thin string to two large juice cans. 
The cans were then filleo with water and placed so the string 
spanned the width of the sidewalk. So when some unsuspecting 
pedestrian happened along the cans would clang as they tipped „ 
spilling v/ater over his feet, '^"his v/as known as "setting cans." 

Lavern and ^rdon also enjoyed digging holes in their lawn 
and filling ther.: with water, sticks and grass. Then they would 
v/atch their traps, waiting for Lavern' s sister, Barbara to fall in 
one of thcHi, 

When he worked in Detroit, George Vernon ./IILIS and four of 
his cov/orkers purchased a hunting cabin on eight acres of scrub 
pine in Michigan . In the fall, the owners would take their sons 
there on hunting trips. 

Lavern had a close friend in Detroit named Roy Dierks. Roy's 
father worked for a bakery. Every year, the bakery had ar erax^loyee 
picnic at Bobbo Island, an amusement park. Roy alv/ays invited 
Lavern to the picnic,, and ong year they won the pie eating contest. 

Lavern and his family left Detroit in 19^^- and he did not hear 
form Roy Dierks until 1973 • ^oy found a Rockfot^d Illinois phone 
book where he works and looked up Lavern' s name. He took a chance 
that the Lavern <''illis in the book was his childhood friend. His 
guess v/as right and the two corresponded . to catch up on the 29 
years since they had seen one another. 



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Ir 1944, Ruby HAMILTON'S mother was ill with hardening of the 
arteries, so she and George V. V/ILLIS moved their family back to 
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. They moved in with Ruby's parents, 
John Alfred HAMILTON and Agnes ERICKSON, at 1502 12th Avenue, 
Rockford, 

In Rockford, Lavern George WILLIS went to Lincoln Junior High 
School to finish ninth grade. He didn't like school very much 
because it seemed that every time ^^ ^o't used to a new school and 
made some new friends, his family moved. He worked for his 
mother's brother, Roland, as a glass cleaner at National Mirror 
C ompany . 

Lavern started tenth grade at Rockford East High Schor.l in the 
fall of 1944. He started enjoying school when he made the football 
team and started making friends. He v/orked as a clerk and delivery 
boy for a grocery store at 808 Kishwaukee Street in Rockford, 

i^hen he was a junior in high school, Lavern worked at a drill 
press at National Lock in Rockford, In the summer months, he 
worked for a construction company as a laborer. 

Lavern played football all three years in high school and was 
captain of his school's first wirestling team in 19^6, 

Most of Lavern' s high school friends lived in the neighborhoods 
surrounding 20th Street and Broadway in Rockford. The "Rainbow 
Confecti^^nary" soda fountain was the intersection's main attraction. 
About 40 boys "hung out" at the Rainbow, where they drank Cokes 
and made plans for crab cookouts and fishing trips. 

The group became knov/n as the "20th Street Gang" and are still 
known by that name in 1976. Each summer, the "gang" members, their 
wives and children — about 125 in all — gather for what is billed as 
the "20th Street Gang Picnic". 



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When Lavern was in high school, iiis father would take him and 
some of his friends on fishing trips to Lavern* s grandfather's 
(William Charles STOLL) cabin at Edgewater Township, Wisconsin, 

The land on which it stands is adjacent to the property v/here 
George V. WILLIS and Ruby D. H/if.ilLTOK now reside. George inher- 
ited the land and the "Little Cottage" at h.is father's death. 

Lavern and his father crowded sixteen people into the tiny 
one room cottage. Plumbing facilities (consisted of a privy out 
back and a wash basin and mirror outside the door. 

After graduation from high school » Lavern worked as a con- 
struction laborer in the summer and as an electrician wiring 
machine tools at Sundstrand Kachine Tool in the v/inter. ^e also 
played football for theRockford Golden Eagles. 

Lavern worked v/ith a crew of water tower painters in the sum- 
mer of 19^9. The crew worked 12 hours a day, often sleeping v/hen 
they moved on to the next town. They painted water towers in 
Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. 
They worked three to four days on each tower. 

The following wintSr, Lav^m returned to Sundstrands, where he 
worked for tv/o years, ^e v/as er.iployed there when he married 
Donna Jeanne HOLTRIAK in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois on May 
19. 1951. 



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HEIKRICH HOLTM: r;-RIKA SCHMIDT 

Heinrich HCLTMNN vs^as bom on February Ik, 18(^8 in the up- 
lands of southv/e stern Gervnany betw,-:en the Rhine and Neckar rivers, 
in (nap) the v"cinity of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. 

As a young man, he v;orked with the horses on a lar,":e farm 
near Macklenburg, Germany. There v/ere many other laborers v/ork- 
ing on the farm, with an overseer in charge of all of them. 
Heinrich not only worked with the horses, but slep- in the barn 
w'th them also. 

Around 1888, Heinrich HCLTIviA:I\' married Rika SCmjDT. Although 
this year cannot be documented as the exact yeai- of marriage, it 
is known that Rika and Heinrich were quite young by modern stand- 
ards when they married. Rika 5 woh was born around I869 ""ave birth 
to their first child , William, when she v;as about twenty years old. 

When they were first married, Heinrich retained his .iob at 
the farm while Rika worked as a housekeeper for the owner of the 
same farm. Heinrich no longer slept in the bam he and Rika were 
given a room in the ov/ners house. 

In I89O, Heinrich and Rika HCLTIvj\KN left I'-'iacklinburg with their 
infant son, V/illiaraj to go to the United States, Both of them had 
sisters v/ho had already ventured to America, Tlie^ix^ sisters, evident- 
ly were happy and prospering in the new land, so Heinrich and Rika 
borrowed money from relatives for their boat passage and set out 
v/ith hopes of a bright future. 

Upon arrival in America, the HCITMAKNS " Americanized" their 
name, dropi^ing an "n" from the end. This they did without cere- 
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"Hank." 

The HCLTKiAMS first settled i\. .-^aginaw, r.lichigan where Henry 
worked for a lumber company, loading and delivering lumber. T-.vo 
more children v;ere bom to Henry and Rika whiled Uiey lived in 
Michigan: Elsie and Frieda, Frieda died when she v/as very young. 

In 1895, the HOLTIi/vNS left Saginaw and moved to Illinois , 
where they settled at the v'llage of Lindenwood in Ogle County. 

Six more children v/ere born to Henry and Rika while they 
lived in Lindenwood: Ben; twins Fred and Frank, born in 19OO; 
Louis; Walter, borr! in 1905; s.nd Alice, born in 19J'"*» 

In Lindenwood, Henry worked at several jobs. On of his 
jobs was v/crking as a laborer for a man who laid tile in farm 
land, A 6'*x5' hole v/as dug hy hand and then tile laid to di^in 
off excess water ana make the ground more tillable. He also 
worked for the Chicago nd Great Western Railroad as a laborer 
repairing tracks, 

Henry and Rika HCLTM/'iN v/ere very thrifty. They saved their 
money and in 1910, they rented a 2^0 acre farn near Lindenwood, 
At that time, 240 acres was considered a large farm. 

Henry had ten or twelve >vork horses. He did all his farming 
with horses, as tractors did not become popular until the tine 
Henry sold the farm in 1922. 

henry sold most of the oats, corn and barley :hat he grew on 
the farm. Ke also milked six or seven cows. After the cream 
v/as extracted from the milk v,iith a separator, hiica churned it 
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they bred calves. When they got to be one year old, the calves 
were sold to oter farmers who fed thera and readied them for 
market . 

During and after v/orld War I, farmers generally prospered. 
Although he got a late start, Henry HOLTMDJ did quite well as a 
farmer. 

Though they were not active in politics » Rika and Henry 
voted Republican. They both favored the 19th Amendment, v/hich 
gave women the right to vote in 1920. v/hen Franklin D. Roosevelt 
appeared on the national scene, both Henry and Rika transferred 
their allegiance to the Democrats. 

In 1922, Henry sold out to one of his sons. He retired and 
bought a home in Lindenwood. Rika died at the age of 72 in 19^1 
and Henry died ain 1955 at age 8?. They are buried in Lindenwood. 



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WALTER HOLTbiAN 

Walter John Fred Holtwan, son of Henry HOLTrii^n and Rika 
SCHKIDT, was born on July 26, I905 in Lindenwood, Ogle, Illinois, 
the eighth of nine children. He was five years old v/hen his 
parents bought the farri near Lindenwood. 

On Sundays, V/alter would go v/ith his family to the Lutheran 
church in Lindenwood. The services wei-e held in German, After 
churchj they would have aunts t, uncles and cousins over for dinner? 
or they v/ould go to a relative's home for dinner. 

•Salter and his brothers and sisters went to Koore School, a 
one roon country school near Lindenv/ood, V/alter v/ent there 
through the eighth grade. There were usually about fifteen 
pupils ranging in age from six to t^venty who attended the school. 

The school marra had a hard time keeping order in the class- 
room. The students cane and went as they wished. Some even went 
outside and played ball during class. 

'•^11 the students looked forv/ard to Lay Day and the picric at 
the end of the school year. One Kay Day, v/alter and some otl er 
boys filled a May basket v»ith June bugs and hung it on the 
teacher's front door. 

Eventually, the school marm quit and a male teacher was 
hired. The new teacher was tougher with the students and made 
them behave. 

During World V7ar I, V/alter' s parents feared for the safety 
of friends and relatives still in Germany. But they loved the 
United States and supported it. 

One day during the war, as he was leaving for school, V/alter 
asked his mother, "Mother, what kind of news shall I bring home 
tonight?" 



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A week later, the war was over. 

Walter's brother, Ben, was to have "been inducted into the a 
army on November 10, I9I8. He had quit his job, but got it back 
when the armistice v/as signed on fiovember 11 c ending the war. 

After grade school, i/alter started high school in DeKalb, 
DeKalb Cty., Illinois. He lived with his older sister, Elsie, 
and her husband in De?va.lb. 

Walter would visit his family on weekends, taking the inter- 
urban trolley from DeKalb to Sycamore . A round trip ticket cost 
$2. His father gave him $2.50 a v;eek--$2 for train fare and 
50 cents for expenses. 

One weekend, Walter decided to take his bicycle back to DeK 
DeKalb with him, When he told his father he planned to ride his 
bike to DeKalb, his father, being a thrifty German, decided 
his son wouldn't need $2,50 and g?ive him only $1.50, 

It was a 25 mile trin fron the family farm near i indenwood 
to DeKalb, The roads were all mud except for Lincoln Highv/ay 
in DeKalb. 

Halfv/ay to DeKalb, the pedal on iValter's bike broke off. 
So he stole a bolt from a tool box on a corn husker that v/as 
standing idle in a corn field. He repaired the pedal, but it 
took him seven hours to get to DeKalb, 

Walter went to high school for half a year. He didn't 
like school, so instead of studying, he went to the pool hall. 
Tv/o tines, his parents gave him money to buy shoes, but he spent 
the money at the pool hall. Finally, someone had to go with him 
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At 16, Walter went to Chicago, ^ook, Illiriois and lived 
v/ith his mother's cousin. Work was easy to get, and he got a 
job at Western Electric Company. Hov/ever, Walter had bad ton- 
sils and the company informed him that if he stayed on the job, 
he'd have to have them removed. The thought of the operation 
frightei'ied Walter into quitting after ten days and returning 
home. 

Back in the Lindenv/ood area, Walter took on several odd 
jobs, fiie worked for a butcher, delivering meat throughout the 
countryside and as a farm laborer. He also leax-neo to be and 
operator for the railroad a':, the lindenv/ood train depot. This 
job involved handing orders from the dispatcher to the engineer. 
The orders were attached to a long stick and reached up to the 
engineer as the train was moving. He quit this job because 
there v;as not enough v;ork. 

When he was IC years old, Walter KCL?rvL\N went to barber 
school i-^ Chicago. His father helped hira out v/ith the $40 
tuition. The $40 allov/ed the student to return to the school 
any time in his lifetime foi* additional training, 

*''alter went to barber school for six months. It was hard for 
apprentice barbers to f'ndwork, so he v/orked for Ainericand Steel 
and '^ire Company in DeKalb. If he got laid off during slov/ 
seasons there, he v/ould work for and old barber in Stillman 
Valley, Ogle, Illinois, 

On December 22, 1928, he married Kuby Mae Dean. 



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John DEAN, the son of Henry DEAN and his first wife, was born 
around I883 near Scottsburg, Scott, Indiana. 

His "ather was a staunch democrat of English ancestry who '-vas 
al .ays arguinf^ politics. He was a farmer in Scott county, Indiana, 
and a strict haptest, 

John DT'AK went to school in Scott county until ^th or 5th f-rade, 
He a tended the paptest church and Sunday school in Vienna, Scott, 
Indiana. .Vv/en he was older, he worked as a farm laborer and drove 
tiie school " hack" a wooden, horse drawn school bus v/ith large 
windows. 

Around 1903 » John EEAN married Rebecca Bell Si ITH, the daugh- 
ter of Watson "V/att" SfwITh and Margaret BENKET of Veierna, Indiana. 
■.Vatson SMITH had been bom in Indiana and was a farmer and member 
of the baptest church. He v.'^s cf English and French A.icestry, 

Rebecca Belle SKITH was bom to '.fetson SI'. ITH and Margaret 
BEI^iKET on April 1, 18'"5. She v/as raised a strict Baptist. In Adult- 
hood, Rebecca observed the Sabboth, refusing even to work on her 
sewing, which she did beautifully. 

Six children were bori', to Jo -.n DEAN and Rebecca Belle SI-iITHs 
Ruby Mae, Jev/ell, Floral "Tubby" Josephine, .Vood ov/, Frank, and 
rviild.r<^d Louise. 

Like his father, John DAN voted democratic, though he was not 
as politically boisterous. His v/ife also voted democratic. 

John DEAN died around 191I. He is buried in Indiana, 

After her husband's death, Rebecca Si.iITH tried to supoort her 
family by working at a ca; ning factory in Vier.na, Indiana, She 
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Ruby Mae Francis DFAK was born to John DEAK and Rebecca 
Bell SMITH on November 7, 1905 on her parents faiTi in Venna, Scott, 
Indiana, the oldest of six children. 

Ruby started school at Kinderhook Country School near Vie na. 
When her family moved to a farm in the area, she went to school in 
Vienna, riding to school in the school hack, 

V/hen she was in fifth grade. Ruby DEAN was sent to live with 
her aunt and uncle. Rose and Herbert SIwITH, on a farm near Malta, 
DeKalb, Illinois, since Ruby's mother could not manage to supjort 
six children on her small income. 

Ruby was put on the train to Chicago at the Scottsburg train 
station v/ith her name and destination pimed to her coat. She 
didn't realize she was going to stay with her aunt and uncle p but 
she liked living with them after she stayed awhile. 

Rub^^ went to Johnson Country School, a one room schoolhouse 
about a mile from her home, through the eighth grade. 

T'len she went on to K^lta High School, where she played on 
the girl's basketball team. The teapi's uniforms consisted of 
bloomers "nade from five yards of material and white middy blouses 
v/ith black ties. 

Ruby and a neigh ^bor girl drove a horse and buggy to school. 
There were fev/ cars around, but v/hen one went by, one of the girls 
would have to get down from the buggy and hold onto the horse. 

Ruby v/ent to the German Luthem church in Lindenv/ood, C.^le, 
Illinois, with her aunt and uncle. She was baptized and con- 
firmed there in her first year of high school, on March 20, 1921. 



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During high school. Ruby worked as a sales clerk at Wool- 
worth's " five and dime" in DeKalb, Illinois, 

The young people in the Kalta area often got -sogether for 
parties. At one party. Ruby remembers, all the girls decided to 
wear paper dresses. It was a fad at that time to buy large sheets 
of colored crepe paper and sew dresses from it. The dresses were 
often quite elaborate, with ruff els and bows. After the parties, 
the young people would go to the soda fountain at the local drug 
store. 

Ruby graduated from Malta high school when she was 18 years 
old. She wanted to become a nurse, but her aunt Rose Sl'ITH v/anted 
her to go to DeKalb Normal Teacher's College ( now Northern 111, 
University) at DeKalb, Illinois to become a teacher. 

Ruby enrolled at DeKalb Normal, where she v/ent for Half a 
year. After she quit school she worked intermittenly at V/ool- 
worth's, Klein's department store, Leslies ("five & dime") and 
Illinois V/holesale Corapany, 

She marr'ed ..'alter HOLTIViAK on December 22, 1928. 



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Ruby DEAN and V/alter HOLTI'iAIC went to the sane Lutheran 
church in Ljndenv/ood, Illinois. Their families were casual ac- 
quaintences. 

Ruby and ./alter actually tnet at a Fourth of July picnic in 
the woods on Lindenwood Road, Walter was taking all the girls 
to get ice cream cones, .'/hen he asked Ruby, she played "hard 
to get" and refused. So he sat and talked to her. 

Ruby mentioned that her aunt and uncle were goin.^ to Central 
Park, an amusement rark in Rockford, Wimebago, Illinois that eve- 
ning, waiter's boss was taking hiin to the same park that night, 
so they agreed to meet there. They went on several carnival 
rides together that evening. 

.valter dicint own a car, but he saw Ruby at church and occ- 
asionally visited at her home. They dated for five years because 
work was not steady. 

They were married at the Luthern Church's parsonage in 
Lindenwood on December 22, 1928. .Salter's brother Louis and Louis 
girlfriend, acted as v/itnesses to the marriage. 

The couple made their first home in a furnished apartment 
in the 2100 block of 9th Street in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. 
They lived there for five months, v/hen they bought their own 
furniture and moved to an apartment on 10th Street in Rockford, 

7/alter worked the day shift at Sundstrand Adding I'-iachine Co. 
Rockford, until 1931 v/hen he was laid off because of the depression, 

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Shortly'- after their child's birth, the HOLTr.j^lNS moved to a 
house at 323 Riverside Boulevar-d near the Rock River in Loves lark, 
Wirnebago, Illinois. They I'ved there only one su mer, moving 
back to Rockford, 

They rented a house on Parmele Street, Rockfordj v/here they 
took in two 'nen as boarders to earn extra money. The men were 
upholsterers from Ypsilanti, Michigan v/ho had left their families 
behind to find work, 

Burir.f'r the depression, people grew closer to one another and 
ereryone v/as willing to help one another. Entertainment generally- 
consisted of inviting friends over for an evening at home, i-.any 
women canned their own food, and menus were based on plain, in- 
expensive foods. Although times were hard, people were generally 
optimistic. Kost people admix'ed Franklin Foosevelt, 

Walter had t75 in a savings aicount and withdrew it .lust a 
few days before the bank closed. The HOLTIviANS worried about the 
degression, but always had something to eat-even if it wasn't 
something they liked. Relatives pave them canned goods from their 
farms, nothing went to waste. They did't buy new clothes, 

V/hen waiter was laid off at Sundstrar.d Adding ^lachine Co., 
the HOLTIviANS moved to Esm.on, DeKalb, Illir:;is where v/ alter rented 
a barber shop. To r.iove the family's belongings, .Valter bought an 
old used truck for $2 from a farmer. The shop included 2 pool 
tables that were furnished with the building, o'alter. Ruby and 
Donna lived in three rooms above the shop, f'ent was $15 a month. 
Business was " ,iust barely good enough." ./alter did 8-10 hair- 
cuts a day at 25i? a haircut. He vas the only barber in tovm, 
but there were less than 20r people in the comjiiunlty. A gam.e of 
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beer truck stopT-'ed at the barber shop and tried to talk V/alter into 
selling beer, V/alter did't want the beer because he thought the 
villagers would run him out of tovm. The beer salesi;:an left ten 
c?ises of beer anjAvay, Four hours later, all the beer v/as sold and 
'Walter was "really in the money," 

The next day, he v/ent to Rochelles Illinois to return the 
e"!Dty cases and get a carload of beer from the dJstributor. Bus- 
iness v/as good at first, but slacked off after the novelty v/ore 
off. 

The HCITIvJiKS stayed in Esmond until 1939 when Walter sold his 
barbershop equipment and they moved to DeKalb, He worked at 
two different barbersUons in DeKalb between 1939 and 19^1, At 
f^rst, he made $l8-;t20 a v/eek and lived quite v/ell. At the 
second he v/as guaranteed $25 a. week. 

In 19^1. the factories ficked up and Walter quit barbering. 
T'le family moved to II36 13th Avenue in Rockford, Illinois, V/alter 
got a job at Greenlee Brothers in Rockford working on a milling 
ma'hine. He v/asn't sure hov/ much he'd Piake, but he v/as just glad 
to have a job. *Vhen his f-'rst check came and it was foi" $5^-»-. 
he thouglit it v/as a mistake. The checks got larger and finally 
reached $100. vValter worked the night shift at Greenlee's for 
two years until they took the night shift off. 

Walter then worked at Sundstrand Machine Tool Co. in Rockford, 
at the same type of job he had at Greenlee's. He worked the night 
sh^ft there earning $100-110 a v/eek. 

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In 19^+3 the HOLTIvlANS moved to l^HO 6th Street, Rockford, 
where they liver! until 1950* '^^alter worked full time at Sund- 
strand's until 19^^ when he decided to return to barbering. 

He became a part-time barber 'n a. shop in Belvidere» He also 
worked part-time at Sundstrand's. Eventually he bought half 
interest in the shop and finally, whole interest, T a former 
owner of the shop then worked for him. 

In 19^8, he got tired of coramuting from Rockford to Belvi- 
dere, so he sold trie barbershop in Belvidere and bought a new one 
on Kilburn avenue in Rockfcrd, Two years later, he bought a house 
at 916 North Independence Avenue, Rockford, 

In 1962, Walter bought a nev; shop with all new equipment 
at 1113 '^von Street^ Rockford, 

In i960, vvalter and Ruby HOLTIv;AN moved to 2103 /vshland Ave- 
nue, Rockford, where they still reside, 

Walter sold his Avon Street barber shop ard retired in 1971. 



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DONN'A JEANNE HOLTMN 

Dorma Jeanne Holtman was born on December 18, 1929 t ^t 
Rockford, *^innebago, Illinois, the only child of Ruby Mae DEAN 
and Walter John HOLTMAN. The family lived on 10th Street in Rock- 
ford. 

When Donna was three years old, the family moved to Esmond, 
Illinois, where her father operated a barker shop. As a child, 
^onna's parents v/ould take her to the free outdoor movies shown 
in the empty lot next to her father's barbershop. It wasn't an 
outdoor theater as v/e know today, jiowever, for no cars were 
allowed. Everyone brought blarikets and sat on the lawn. 

Donna went to a country school one mile from Esmond for first, 
second, and third grades. Grades one through eight met in the one 
room building. During recess. Donna and her friends v/ould eat 
lunch while balancing on the see-sav/s. On their way home from 
school, they picked wild asparagus on the railroad tracks. 

i^onna went to the Lutheran church in Lindenwood, Ogle, Illinois 
when they lived in Esmond. She was baptized there in 1930. 

In 1939 » ^onna moved W3 th her parents to DeKalb, DeKalb Cty., 
Illinois, where she went to fourht grade at Haish School. The next 
year, they moved to another home in DeKalb. Donna went to Glidden 
School for fifth grad. At this time. Donna knew her "amily was 
poor, but realized that everyone else was, too. Donna had two 
dresses which she wore summer and winter. 

There was a boy in her class named Glen, whose parents evident- 
ly could not afford to buy soap. Glen reeked so terribly that 
every morning he went to the front of the class where the teacher 
sprayed him with deoderizor. 

The year Donna was in fifth f;rrade , her cousin, Jimii.y, gave her 
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in DeKalb had cinders on them, and every time ^orma fell off her 
bike, she got cinders in her knees and elbows. 

That some year, tJonna's raocher. Ruby DEAK worked at a cleaners. 
Every Saturday, Donna got to go to the matinee at the Fargo Theater 
next to the cleaners. Her favorites were the Lone i^anger and 
Charlie Chan series. 

In 1941, the h'OLTIvi^vK family moved back to Rockford, where 
they settled at II36 13th Avenue. Having never heard people 
speak with a foreign accent. Donna had a hard tjme subduing her 
laughter when she heard real Rockford Swedes chattering on the 
bus. 

In Rockford, Dorr'a and her parents attended Redeemer Lutheran 
Church, where she. was confirmed, 

^onna went to Turner Schc 1 in ^ockford for sixth grade. 
<^'orld War II v/as underway, and Donna v/as appointed chairman 
of the Junior Red Cross. On collection days, Donna wore a white 
dish towel wrapped around her head with a red paper cross in front. 

On day the principal came to the classroom and asked to speak 
with ^onna's teacher. Lass Lang. I<nss Lang was engaged and her 
fianee had been killed in the war. Kiss lanr was still wj th the 
ftockford School District in 1976. 

Donna went to Lincoln Junior High School, ^^ockford, for 7th, 
8th, and 9th grades, "^he played clarinet in the band there until 
ninth grade, v/hen she joined the orchestra, i'tinth grade girls 
were not allowed to be in the band. Nor could female band m.em.bers 
m.arch in parades. 



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Street in Rockford. i^fter the move, ^^onna got a working permit 
and got a job at the Prince Casile ice cream store near her home. 

In ninth gx^ade, Donna and nine other girls formed the "E & 3 
CIuTd" — the i^at and Be i^-erry Club. The ten of them got together 
once a month for dinner, a picnic, or some special event, "'hen 
they got older, they would take the train to Chicago to see a 
play or go shopping. 

The group continued to meet monthly throughout high school, 
and continues to meet even now (1976) v/ith its name shortened 
to "Club." Th same group also formed a monthly pot luck group 
which includes their husbands. 

In the fall of 19^5, (^onna went to Rockford East High School. 
She would board the school bus every morning with her hair .in 
pin curls beneath her scarf. ^^11 her friends went to school with 
their hair, in pin curls too. Then, when they got to school, they 
all went to the bathroom ard took the pins out and brushed their 
hair. 

As a sophomore, Donna worked at Block and Kuhl department 
s*ore, Rockford, in the men's department, ^he also played clarinet 
in the school orchestra and belonged to the Girls" ^^thletic 
Association. 

In her junior year. Donna worked at S.K. Kress Co. as a clerk 
ir the cosmetic department. As a senior, she worked at C.E. 
Anderson Electric Co. or 7th Street in Hockford. 

East High School's basketball team went to tournaments down- 
state all three years ^onna went to scliool there. In 19^8, Donna 
and eleven other girls went to Champaign, Illinois to watch the 
tournaments. They all shared one dormitory room — and one bed. 

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Courtship and Marriage 

Lavern Geor^i^e WILLIS and Donna oeanne llOLTIViAK were only 
casual acquaintances in high school, -i-'hey did not date regu- 
larly untilafter Donna graduated from high school in 19^8, 
They would go to movies or take drives to Galena, Illinois or 
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In xhe summer, they would get together 
with other members of "Club" and the " 20th Street Gang" (many of 
whom married each other) for Sunday afternoon picnics. 

On May 19, 1951 • Lavern George WILLIS and Lonna Jeanne 
HOLTMAN were married at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
ockf ord , Winnebago, Illinois. 

They had saved enough money prior to the wedding so Lavern 
could quit his job at Sundstrands, They spent the first three 
months of their married life at Lavern *s parents' property in 
Edgewater Township, Sawyer, Wisconsin. 

In the fall of 1951 t Lavern and Donna rented a furnished apart- 
ment at 120 N. London >i venue , Hockford, from Lavern "s aunt Ruth 
HAMILTCN and Ruth's husband, Norman Swanstrom. The apartment had 
a Murphy bed that folded out from the wall. 

That fall, Donna and Lavern both worked at Sundstrand Aiachine 
'^'ool. Donna worked in the office wrile Lavern worked as an 
electrician. 

^^fter a year, they moved from the apartment on K. London and 
moved in with Lavern' s parents, George Vernon WILLIS and Ruby 
Dorothy IlAIViILTOI^j for three months. Then they moved to an upO 
upstairs apartment on l6th Avenue, Kockford. 

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On July 2, 195^ »2 usan Kay WILLIS was born six weeks prematurely 
at i^ockford, Winnebago, Illinois. I'he chold lost weight after 
birth and had to stay at the 1 ospital for one month. 

In I>ecember, 195^» Lavern ^ot laid off his construction com- 
pany job. He applied to the Rockford Fire Department and was 
accepted. On his days off, he worked part time for Salburg 
Construction Company. 

In 1955 « Lavern built a new home for the family at 42? 
Fairview Jlvd., Rockford. He enlisted the help of friends and on 
his days off, Lavern built the new house. 

Karen Lynn WILLIS, the couple's second child, was born on 
April 12, 1956 at Hockford, iVinnebago, Illinois, •'■'hen she was 8 
months old, the family moved into their nev^ home on Fairvievv' -"Ivd. 

Lavern remained with the fire department, while Donna did not 
work outside the home again until 19^'^'?. when she worked as a 
clerk-redeptionist at ^-Iden's Catalog Store, Rockford. then, 
from 197O-I975, she v/orked as a secretery for Bi3 Loading Services, 
Rockford. 

In May, 1973, the house at 427 Fairviev/ Blvd. was sold and 
Lavern and Donna moved their fa ily to lavern* s parents' home 
at 2212 10th Avenue while a new house v/as being built, lavern 's 
parents, George WILLIS and Ruby H/uuILTON, were semi-retired on 
their 'Wisconsin property. 

I'he new home, built at 3322 Halverson Court, Cherry Valley 
I'ownship, Winnebago, Illinois, was a real family project. Every 
evening, the family would come out and v/ork on it. 



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Nove;nber, 197?t where the." still reside, as of April, 1976. 

The family still spends part of their suramers--and many 
semester and spring breaks — at Lavem's parents' lakeside 
property in northwestern Wisconsin. 

Lavern is still v/ith the ^ockfor fire department. On his 
days off, he is self-employed as a contractor, building homes 
and additions. 

Donna is not working outside the home, but enjoys gardening. 
She canned vegetables for the first time in the sunrner of 1975 • 

Lavern George WILLIS and Lonna Jeanne H CLTMaK celebrate their 
25th wedding anniversary Kay 19, 1976. 



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SUSAN KAY WILLIS 

Susan Kay vVILLIS was born on July 2, 1954, at Rockford, Winne- 
bago, 111 ire is, the first oi' two children born to Lavern George 
tflLlJS and Donna Jeanne HOLTMK. 

She was two years old when her family moved to ^+27 ^airview 
Blvd., *"ockford where they lived until I^.ay, 1973, 

Susan was baptized and confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 
Rockford, In 1973. she joined Cur bavior's Lutheran Church, 
Rockford, with her fardly, 

'^usan went to i».aud J^. Johnson School, Rockford, from kinder- 
garten through sixth grade, ^^he went to Lincoln Jr. High School 
frop seventh through ninth grade. 

In 1969. she entered Rockford Last High School. She graduated 
in 1972 and then went to Rock Valley *^ommunity College, Rockford, 
for two years. In the fall of 197'' 1 she entered the University of 
Wisconsin-Lau Claire, wnere she graduates in social work in Inay, 
1976. 



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KAREK WIILIS 

Karen Lynn WILLIS was born at Swedish American Hospital, 
Rockfcrd, Wi-nebago, Illinois, on April 12, 1956. She was the 
second child of Lavern wlIIIS ard Donna HOLTivLAK of Rockford. 

She was baptized on fv-ay 13» 195% a't Redeemer Lutheran 
Church 5 Rockford, where she was confirmed on I«ay 10, 1970, 

Shortly after her birth, her family moved to 426 Fairview 
Boulevard, Rockford, where they lived until 1972, 

Karen went to Maude E, Johnson Schools Rockfcrd^ from kind- 
erp-arten through sixth grades. In 197^? she graduated from Rock- 
ford East High School, 

In 1973 > her family built and moved into a heme at 3322 
Halverson Court in Cherry Valley Townshipa v;irnebago» Rockford, 
Illinois, 

in 1973 • Karen ,ioined Cur Savior's Lutheran Church,, Rockford, 
with her family. She is a member of the Chancel Choir there. 

At least part of every suiiraer of Karen's life has been spent 
at her paternal grandparents property on }3ig Lake Ghetac, near 
Birchwood, Sawyer, .Vi scons in. It is the only place she has ever 
been on vacation. She v/orked at the Birch Lake Irin, Birchwood 
during the summers o-^ 197''- and 1975 as a v.aitress. From October 
197^ to Iviay 1975 » she worked at H. C. Prangs Company department 
store, Rockford, as a sales clerk, 

Karen will graduate from Rock Valley Cor unity College, Rock- 
fcrd, in Kay, 1976, S'ne ^s nov/ working at ICorth Central Associa- 
ted lublishers in Durand , Winnebago, Illinois as a reporter-cony 
editor, Slie will enter the University of Illin. is--Urbana in 
August, 1976 as a journalism m.ajor. 



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

or Contributor to the Wock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So thai your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
rican families, we are asking you to flil out the forms below. This will take you only .1 
w mintues , and wi 11 be eas i ly made over into an Index whi ch will permi t archi ve users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

SURVEY ***)VA*A*iVA**ft;'.-,':-.VAft5':A*yf.';i';: 

A OFFICE USE CODE 

'• Your name f\arbaf(L BllPn iUi k^^i){\} ^ 



2. Your (.oMccje: Kock Val l ey (.0 liege (ID tl ) 

IToHTord", Illinois '■= 

*****>V V; iV A iV A)V)\ A \i\ A AAA -,'. A ■', .V :■. A A A 

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

^Before 1750 1750-1800 X 1 8OO- I85O T Ke (Y\e K A V^M C\anYAamP. 

1850-1900 1900 or later (^Qj,^ l^e "Vro^OtcA ~Vt/^,D ^V^^A 

A. 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.) V M iddle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna., N.J., Va.) 

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



West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OTTTr " X East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

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

X T^ la Ins (ND,SD,Neb. ,Kan. ,Iowa, MS) 

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

X Farming Mining X S hopkeeping or small business 

"^Transportation ^Blg Business Manufacturing 

X Profess ions ^ Industrial labor -L O ther 

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

X Roman Catholic Jewish ^Presbyterian X M ethodist 

sgationa 



X Baptist EpI s copal Ian C ongregational X Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon Other Protestant Other 



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

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews X C entral Europeans I tal lans Slavs 

Irish ^British Native Americans over several generations 



^East Asian X O ther 

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

X Interviews with other _2^Fami ly Bibles X Fami ly Genealogies 
fami ly members 
Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



X P hotographs _2(_Maps X O ther 



FAMILY DATA 

. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Nam e Ppi^l Arnold U M kCOn Current Residence %, y^-.^t (^nqiKst\AP^ Kapx, 

I f dead, date of death iTTTncr^ 

Place of blrth APad^n^orVho, l<^n-.05. Date of Bl rth J^O^pL-M^i 

Education (number of years): 

grade school ^ high school ^ vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

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2nd ftrr,ceruvSKrP PAq; Dates Z^.^^/. - y^c?c2 2nd pvor ,r.,.. ^-Qr^r^ Dates^|^^2 

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^th Dates ^th f?o,a\ Fc-< .rvMe..o,F.iH-..^ Dates/vVy-/^/ 

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Religionj3\£j_ixodiM *i 

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Ft^e of Marriage to your grandmother (-,,,, ^,, , R^amp. XU^rvo.-. ^^^«5_mr.^^ j^ 

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

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name U\c, P. I if .a ^f^(?fTHV Current Residence I'^rnf, 

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Education (number of years): ^ 

grade school ^ high »chool___^_^;^______ vocational college iX_ 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

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PI. ICC of bl rth 



Educition (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupat lon(s) 

Kl 

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Rel igion 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


itth 



Date of Blrth_ 
vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



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



_Dates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



Fiace of marriage to your grandmother 



date 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat lon(s) 

Is I 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Re I I g i on 



Current Residence^ 
Date of birth 



vocational 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



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



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Date 



Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



3. 

Grniidfather (your mother's side) 

Name Q fi r \ f> \-, £ []L k \ Ti T T Current Residence FatrVig^^;^ FoWcn, XWmOiA 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Fair \,ie(». F(/\VrMA. l\\tnG\3 Date of birth 35 dan \?^'^'"l 

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



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
lat F(!4rv-Y\\nCi Dates Tll i^10 1st (p Far m;. i n ^Dates_ 



2nd <;?p^,rpd Dates \qiO 2nd F r^ r V i ^ . .^ cvr^.c^. Dates /y;|-g^ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ljAy J^tfyiw Oates /Z^.y - 7^!) 

'tth D ates ^ th FC\t f vi iC.o^ D ates /9 7^^ ~ 

Pol i t leal parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Hpri^O C f ^"t > C <'' CfWfMj {\\\-\\ 

S^^^, , T-T — ■ '-^ 

Place of marriage to your grandmother date 3 . j (Jj-ki_\HX!A_ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SlipfSlMir OT inULTieT rBlailVG (tO age 18) 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name t\ihc I Adp) Gidp fHc \^i^\^t ll' Current Residence ra>rV ;Gu^ , F;;ikn. XWlf^clS 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Fear \.\^^o F(:Hr..-^. LU.y-u-.,^ D ate of birth U, fiuaUot \^(^\ 

Education (number of years) ^ 

grade school ^ high school 4 vocational college ■% 

"Dccupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Tf.f^iChfr OBtesjJ]jJjj£^ 1st (AUme ^Oates 

^"<< licos.f (lU ^'^t Ottti Cfc^^l — 2 nd ^Dates 

Ird^^AaAi.itraSS Dates /fo<>>^ 3rd ^Dates 

'^e 1 1 g I on /^/C> n / / {. f 

'ol It leal party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. r)(:'/7}cC r(Qr C hor(.h 

,^lace of marriage to your grandfathet - . . . . . o ate .jcj^, ^c-: /y^^:? 

'lote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another p»i»Mw. f»^ ;;; W, 
i »e Liiot. ucte on tne Dack 07 tMs p«ge (D-2) 



C-l btepgrandf rither (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f tUutd, (la If of dftath 

I'l.K' .,1 I, i I III D.ilc ol l)iilli 

I (liK ,il I'll I (iiiiiiilx' r i)f yr.ii ', ) 
i|t.iilf (liool liiyli school vocaLiondl tolhMjr 



Occup.it lon(«,) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st D ates Ist Oates_ 

Pnd Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

^th D ates ^th ^Dates_ 

Re 1 i g i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandmother d at6 

0-? S tepcjr.indmothfr (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f (load, (late of death 



Place of hirth Date of birth 

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



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
I'.t ^Dates 1st Oates_ 

2nd ^Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3 rd Dates_ 

Rv. I i rj i on 

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



Place of marriage to your grandfather Dat< 



CHUPRfcN or A & b \or A- 1 or b- U - your father's name should appear below 

Name Qn pe ri- e d (. ) .v-v _U ) i LGorO 

N 

Reside 

Numbe 



<»"« ho pert ed(A).v-v (i )i 

lace of birth mac-f r x^b.(f\c Wnc7; 
umber of years of schooling /;. 



date ,JV /n^rcA l9r^.'j 

ence A^:<:|W(^ ^^pn, TU— Marital Statu8 .^)<a/.,.;^y 
r of chTTdren Z ^ 



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Name 

Place 

Numbe 



of bi rth-^fYU^^^-^^ p.rv.nr. .:,h :t \ i date ^ ,W Z^/-? 
r of years of acTTooring /y /-J Occupat I bh P^-jro. 



I 



Residence ^i^n^^ ^ 

Number of chTldren </ 



/V ^■'' , Occupat I bh p<jr6L OrcifeTiO/iQl 4o ff ) c e '^^'-"^ '^ 

_Marlta1 Status niQrrj^^ ' 



Har U n U;\lbur lU\LrNOt\l 

of birth p,cr.Q(-^^.sr.;,a^ I^^^ 
r of vffars of schooling 7c9 
jnce^V 



Name 

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Number of ^ffars of schooling / 

Resldenctv\mif Mht>e I i ) Qrren.TU -Warl tal Statui ' marr-i p.V 



date/..T../7 6 /?^9 
Occupatlbnr^,,,^./^^^,,.g^ 



Number of chl idren — ^ 



Name 

Place of bl rth "'°~" 
Number of years of school log 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth '~' 

Number of years of scKooHng 
Residence 



Number of chl tdran 



vnw 



Name 

Place Ci ^ 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth """ 

Number of years of school Ing 
Residence 



Number of chl Jdran 



Name 

Place of birth "" 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of chl idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth "" 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



Name _^ 

Place of birth "" 

IJumber of years of achool Ing 
Residence 



Number oT Ull lUfBd 



Marital Status 



date 
7ccupatldh 



Harltal Status 



date 
Occupat I 6n 



7a te 
7ccupatidn 



Harltal Status 



Harltal Status 



date 
Occupat idh 



date 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



Naritai Status 



- date 
'Occupation 



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narital Status 



(MIl.OKtN ((( '. and (or (-1, D-l)-yoiir mother's nomo should appcnr heldw 

'-. marq APP-f kc;v,- ■;. eW \OTT 

MMn,l,.-r mI /.-.ir . (if ■■ch()(;TTrif) / ■■} Occupat i On j;^^^. V'cAic //?ol5 /}/- A|^ 

•" ■ ' '''"' '■ {^OCK{cn±Ujn^nQhrjqn .XII. Marital Status /};^/^ /-/>-</ 

r(i.nil,r-r (il diflttrftn ' c/, v/_ 

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Nijiiii.iT mI y.'.it'. of schooling (fccupatlon 

Kes i(]fii(,e Marital Status 

Number nf rh i I dren 



3. N.iiik: 

P laco (jf tjj rth '^^'^_ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Nrim*' 

P I .K.c of birtii date 

Number (jf yenrs of schooling " Occupation 

Ke', i dPMf c Marital Status 

Number of r;h i 1 dren 



Nfinie 

PI. ice of hi rth date 

Number of ye»irs of schooling Occupation 

Kes i ftence Marital Status 

Nuiiitx'r of ch i I dren 



N.Knc 

PI -ice of hi rth date_ 

Number f)f years of schooling OccupatlOrt 

Res i dence Marital Status 

Number of chi Tdren 



7. Name 

P I dce of b i rihi date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital StatuS_ 

Number of chi 1 dren "" 

8. Name 

P I ace of b i rth date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence _ MarltaT Status ]| 

Number of ch i Idren 



9. Name^ 

P lace of bi rth date 



Number of years of school Ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of cfii idren —————————— _____ 



10. Name 

Place of bi rth — ^^^^ 

Number of years of schooling OccupatiOrT 

'*'=^''^«"ce MarTTal Status " 



Number of chi Idren 



Your Father 

iri earfctk\,Ae^I4h' " '^^ 'I '^''^'"^^ ' =""•"• R..I d.oc. B-.cKg-,rv:l Till , . . «>ht. Cjn T.I I 

grade school £__ high school ^ vocational coHege 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

/, /) S>Qcy\ l'^M5- ''after leaving home) 

^^^LLLMim Dates f^r.g.QU-i Isc Cniumb;S gfn>Y.,fiL Dates I9i6 V^V/ 

^"d ^^,??^^ Dates /gY^j-/^^.^ 2nd pOj^ fh^^ /^(i^, ^//./^|(^,e^tes /.^f,;. ^ ,<^(^/ 

3'-d j:r r//y^y^r^?^/r^n p^^-m^r O^tes ^9^^ ^ - /<^^^^._ _ 3rd /^/,.v)0^/,^ Xnri. r;/. Dates /^^^w^^-.;-? 



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'olltical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Jflo^SdnS {^hr 1^6 r^'i 

lace o marriage s<o your rtrf, they/ /fgr^fff^,^^ KVitrX ^^tplnnfS^ <i«te,^ .T..^^. /yV/. 
^OTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or atlve give that data on the back 



of this page. (E-2) 
iour Mother 



f dead, dattfl of deatn ' ' ' 



^ame 
I 



Place of birth /r^^r^^^M' /^VA?^1, ^Ui(\OiS ^ - I ^u iu I ^^ 

Education (number or years) <J 



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Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

ter leaving home) 
^st C Ifrkf^purtfjmf^ Dates /9<^/— i^t J<^^C^^ ^Dates^ 

^nd HcoZe(Ui fd Dates /^^fl- 1%/ Dates_ 

Brd ^hooi j3(,'r, On'^^r Dates l^igT — . .Dates. 



Religion UOpfl^i' 

''olitical parry, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. potht]f)Q 



'lace of marriage to your ^ath^rJ^^^^Q^^c^ /f/;o/, X//iiic,^ d ate ^^fo /i e ;9>V^ 

"<OTE: If you wer« raised by a stepmrft,.^ ^, „, .. . ^ , ,^,, ,. y i ve that data on TRe back of 
this page (F-2). 



E-1 Stepfather 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth D ate of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade s choo I high school vocational col lege 



Occupatlon(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3 rd D ates 

^th Dates ^ <th D ates 

Re I Iglon ————— 

Poll 1 1 cai* part lei', clv^ll if SfiilSI clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Dat< 



F-2 Stepmother 



Name 

I f dead, date of death 



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



0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st Dates 1st D ates 

2nd D ates 2 nd Dates 

3rd ^ D ates 3 rd Dates 

Re 1 i g I on —————— 

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



\'\ace of marriage to your fathfer " ~''~ date 



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

lame Gepqlcj £)(-an i.OiUoQ(\] 

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lumber of y^ears of school 1 ng ;^ -^^if-sn'f haye S.f^, Occupat lo«l Ta Vg Atq ra ■if^rv.'.c f C[\ Qr 
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lumber of cnildrsn ^ TJ 

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'lace of b i rtli Q ^j n-^pvHf ^cl Vr, a^ X-W. DaTe of birth ?0 (p |^ ^-^ r ( \ \^\^^ 

lumber of years of schooling /^ Occupa t i Orl (^^-^ i^^^^c; nW i n JQihaji C (' . 

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lumber of years of Schooling QlmC.f /V Occupation .SiodPM QfKuQ. 

'es i dence fiir/Yfe/^^^ / ^ ;. n /7 r// Marital Status ^rxQUQf^d 

lumber of children (j /J 

'lace of birth -^1},.^,./,^^^;.^,;^ ;://, T^ite of birth ^ ^TtOf. 1 9 6fj 

lumber of years of schooling / ^ |<1 OccupatTon ^/^yy^w/ Oi JS^J 

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lumber of en i I oren ^ 

'laceoV birth 7m:T^/A. ^A^^^ X//. T?^e of birth /f ^g,^. 1%/ 

lumber of years of scnooling )^ Occupation /\^f/;^'/(^/j-/- 

■eb i dence PorA-forfd/. [jj , ^7). f. J/. Marital Status ^~/V)^/^ 

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'lace of h\rtTrnq7^7h^77^. IXhOy.JIJ/. " P^te of birth //^ l^f-cj. (^(0^. 

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lumber of en I Idren (/ 

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lumber of years of schooling Occupation 

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lumber of chi Idren 



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lumber of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

lumber of ch i IdreVi 



111. ASSIGNMENT OF LITLRARY RIGHTS (If you and your family i^r^i willincj) 

1 hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and ddininr.tr.ilivr 
riyhis/to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited m the 
lk)ci^ford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 



Signed SOnJMOL&J^ OJj^^ 
Date _7^MJ97'/- 



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PR F'^ ACE 



Firstly, for an\'one who wants tn knew :nore, there i? 
more inforr^ation avTil/^ble, especially about aunts and uncles. 
I ha^'C included in the first co'iy letters arr' such that 
relatives h-ive written to answer my cjuestior.s. i>ince I condensed 
parts, readers -nay want to lool- through then for nore infornation, 
Also, Fiy Grandma Blliott has a fairly complete list of relatives 
for that side of the fa-ni ly and Grandtia has nade a simi lar list 
for the other side. There are also niore pictures of both sides 
of the fa"ii ly but rot all are lal)eled, Gran(ima t:-Hiott has 
a paint i"o of the farin where my mother v.'-ts born. 

I've tried to stick '"ostly to grandparents and parents, 
TTiostly to avoid alo^ of nane confusion. The one exception is 
the article on Tiy Graat-gr andrna ^'rLarerl, ,and tie '-cLaren Clan. 
Since she died only four years aoo she's always see-ned like another 
one of my grandparents so I wanteri to include her. 



PART I 

A GPANTiF'ThFR FATHilR'S SIDE 
PAUL ARNOLD WII^SON 



His father wa? J:iy Wi Isoc: and his mother was Ella Downs „ His 
mother's family wa^ from Viroinia and ivere rather we 11 to do» Many 
ye ar& . ago he got an invitation to a big fa mi ly reunion in Virginia, 
The invita tion pictured a bin plantation, but he didn't go. She 
moved ;;way fr on the family because t hey were Dc nocrats and she was a 
Republ icaPo 

Paul 'Wilson, ny grandfa ther, was borm near St, Paul, Kansas, 
on Sept o 18, 1903, He had two brothers and a sister. 

Shortly after he was born tihey ^oved to Abingdon, Illinois, 
where his father worked in the Abinndon Wagon Factory. V.lien he 
was about four the y moved to a farm near Avon, Illinois where they 
stayed about two years. He started country school there at Pleasant 
Ridge Schoolo (Now used as a meeting place for the Community Club 
he belongs to.) About 1910 they rented a farm near Maguon , Illinois 
a nd from there mo\'ed to a farm near Cuba, Missouri, They lived in 
Missouri about two years, until his father died of cancer. Afterwards 
the family moved back to Macomb Illinois, ivhere his mother was a 
bookkeeper for awhile and then became a school teacher at flacomb 
Grade Schoolo 

My nrandf athc^r , Paul '''ilson, spent most of his summers after the 
move to Macomb w ith his Aunt Bess Glaspy and her family near St. 
St. Aucustine, Illinois. U'hen he was old enough he worked on the 
farms around Sv. Augustine. 



PART I 

B GRANTIMOriiFr? FATHER'S SIDF. 
LELiX ELLEN DORHTHY 

Lela Dorethy was born ("ttober 26, 1902 on an 80 acre farm near 
TennGSsee, IllinoiSo She lived there until her narriane to Paul 
Arnold Wilson on May 5, I<^^24„ She went to grade school in Tennessee 
and to the I'vo jear hinh school they had there. She oradirxted, ihere 
were certain reauireTient s and one cOMl5n't co on unless hre'd crariuated. - 
Then she went to Colchester, Illinois , for another two years of high 
school. After that she vent to Western Illinois Hnivers^ty at Macomb. 
Tuition was free if you sicheri up to teach, so she taucht for four 
years. In those days you'd go each sunner for about six weeks and 
teach during the regular school terns. Grandma Uilson (Lela Dorothy) 
went three sun-iers. 

In answer to '^.y questions, Grandria wrote rr.e a letter which tells 
a little about her life as a girl. The follci-i^a is niost of that 
letter; " We didn't have everything niodern in those days. We al'.vays 
had a big garden and a large orchard with al:Tio?t every kind of frtiit. 
We didn't ha\'e to spra" and sprav to keep away the bugs <=tc. We 
raised our own cane so had our own sorrhun and in the spring we -Tiade 
naplc syrup. 

" Butcher-'nc was a big job, Wc h^.d all the equipment so they'd pick 
a cold dav in the winter to butcher at least T 'i hoqs , They started 
early (around 4:00 A.M.)^ The wonen cane also and helped get dinner 

and do whatever else they could. Fach man knew his job and did the ^. ' 

f 
sanie thing every year so it was d'^no very efficiently. 

" We had a large ca\"^ where we kept our potatoes, aoples, canned good; 

and such. We .'Iso had an ice house to " puf ud ice". That took 

more cold weather. The nen would go to the creeks and saw out cakes 



of ice "/hich would be brouoht in nnd packer! in layers with saw dnst» 
It was surprising how v/ell it kpot as we usually had ice to last 
most of the suT^iPr. 

"We burned wood so that was another big job to oet in enough 
to saw UT^ for ill winter » We had two or three stoves going nost of 
the tine so it took a lot» 

"V'e had lots of snow and it usjally froze so hard that v:e 

& 

could walk over fences. We had bob-s led and always plenty of good 

horses . 

"We had r'ames we pla\'ed in the snow such as "Fox anr^ Geese" and 
other ca"ies for war-^er leather such as "Sheer-> in iiy Pen" ^are Base, 
Baseball etc. None of us had Tiuch of anythinn bought fron the stores 
(nrvybe a little red wagon) so we -.vere hap-y with what v.e had. 

"I suppose in these days wo u-ould have been considered very 
poor but not then. We had as much as alnost t11 our neighbors so 
didn't miss anything." 

On a recent visit she added a few things that T thought were 
interesting. The baseball they had was made of collected hits of 
string and the bat was a boa>rd. Wlion she got older a big thrill 
in the sunrrier was roing to town, Tennessee, on Saturday niaht and 
walking aromd the town snuare. You'd see neighbors and friends there 
and it was a cliance to visit. In v.'inter the older children would "' 

go for sled rides acro-^s the field'^ in a toViocqan ami then they'd - 
gather at so"ieon(*s house a i^d make popcorn or honemace candy. 

Also, being a good cook was a real ace o^m 1 i sh-rient in the days of 
the woof' burning stove. Imagine baking an •^no<^l food cake witl 
that kind of uneven, irregular heat. 



PART I 

CGRANTiPXP-NTS Lire: TCGKTHF.R FATl-fF,:? 'S SjnE 
PAUL AfnX'LO WILSON A>D LELr\ ELLEN D01?!,:TF^Y 



They met v.'hi le GrfinJma u.as goinq to school at V'estprn, Grandp?>,'s 
mother rpntnd roo-j^to fprnale students. Gran^ipa cane ho-ic sometines 
on the \«e*^kenris . If he'd live'd there his mother couldn't have had 
girls, college rules. 

They U'ere iiarried N!ay5, 1924 in Qui ncy, Illinois. They would' ve 
been niariied ?tay 3rd or 4th b,ut Grandpa forgot to get the license. 

The first year they v.orked on a farm near ^'acorb, v.'here ray father 
was born. Then they moved to ^eoria \vlipre Gran<lpa was a Kroger store 
manager for about six years. My Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Harlan were 
born d uring this time. Aunt Dorothy was born in Maconb because 
they'd been visiting there and Granc^pa had an appendicitis attack. 
While he was in the hospital, Aunt Dorothy arrivedo Grandpa had to 
quit at Kroner's because his legs started botliering him. 

They rented different farms in the Fairviev;- Avon area for 17 
years. In I94Q they bought the place they now live on. Tlie address 
is St o Agustino Lut Avon and Abingdon are the close'-t towns of any 
size. This farm is 160 acres and about half of it is wooded .. 
Although they're now cutting back and getting ready to retire they 
used to raise alot of things. N'orninr and evening chores used to 
include feeding pigs and chickens, checking on t^^e sheep and cattle 
(beef cattle) Gathering eggs and ma\'be bottle feeding a lamb that 
didn't have a mother. The crops they raised were hay and corn mostly 
and some wheat ard soybeans. 

Iv'hen the l':ay or corn was rear;y it'v.as a community iob„ '/one 
of the bio machinery , like corn pickers and thrashing machines, 
were also _iointl\-.as they could be very expensive. Hp until the 
I950's at thrash,! c time for wheat and oat«; the whole neighbor liood 



would gAther ^t pach farn in turn. The men sponl all day in the 

fields, the wompn cooked the meals for un to 25 f anii lys and it was 

a bic nlay time for the children. Now even putting up hay is done 

xvithout nuch corriTiunity help. 

They got their first radio in I92P while living in Peoria. 

Cftr 
The first station they picked up was from Californiac ihoir tirst.v.as 

a 1922 Model To Grandpa says it had an "armstrong" starter. And 

they got thier first T-V. about I960, 



PART I 

D FATHER RO^-^RRT F.DWIN UILSON 



My dad was born in VcDonnuah county, Illinois op March 24, 1925, 
His folks wore workinq on a farn and kcpping house for a nan. They soon 
moved to Peoria and six years later they iicved hack to a farn. 
He started school in Tennessee, 1 1 linois „ When his folks noved in 
M^rch of that year he stayed with his mother's brother and family 
in order to finish the school torni„ 

On the farrn he had severl chores including raising rabbits, helpinc 
with the other aninals inowino the yard, etc » On^ of the horses 
was naned Sparky after the Barney C^oocles conic strip. 

The farm his.. family moved to was near St . Augusti ne j Illinois, 
About this time his Grandpa Uorethy ga\;e them a "'odel T touring car 
so that they could go see hinjonce in awhile, 

-After about tv.'o years the family mo\'ed about tvo mi les to the 
remnants of a town called Virgil. A church and school were about all 
that was left of a town that had once supported a 24 hour wagon 
factory. 

While he was in grade school Dad would sometimes work on the 
neighbors farms also. His going rate v.'as 50^ a day and dinner* 
Vacations were two or throe week stays at an auntnnd uncle's farm. 

My c'ad liked schooYant^ got good orades. Since the schools 
were small there wasn't miich organization of extra activities. 
But in the spring the teacher at a nearby school would come and net » 
some of the boys and organize a baseball team,. By the time he was, 
in high school he lived n«ar Prarie Ci t y , I 1 li noi s . It had a 12 year 
school and he majored in agriculture. He was a state vice-president 



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of Future Farmers of ATierica, One of their activities uas corn 
pickirn contests, 

Entertai nnent was making horne-rr'ade ice crear-fi n sumnier and 
po^xrorn and fudge in winter. They'd also listen to A;-nos and Andy or 
Fibber ^!cOee and ^■olly on the radio. Once in awhile they'd go to 
Prairie City and watch the free movieSo 

After high school the family had. to a farn near Fairview. 
It was during a trip to help a neighbor thrash that he met my mother, 
Mom drove out to the field to bring water to the men and after she '^ 
left Dad exchanged some remarks about her with the m.an he was working 
witho The man was my Grandpa Elliott and informed Dad that he could 
arrange a meeting aa the girl lived at his hcuse, 

Punishiiient ivhen Dad vvas young was swift andpure, usually with 
a corn stalkJDr what^sever was handy. He and my Uncle i^arlan v;ere 
always into trouble. They still get into mischief on visits to 

Grandma's house. 

His first car was a I9'^'7 Plvmouth. 



PART IT 

A- 1 GREAT-GR;\NDM(YriiF.R VKTTHF.R'S SIDE 
M.K3LE (V\H) STA'-'^R.U'GH 

She wa? born June I^, IPHO near Astoria, IllinoiSo She married 

Carl ^!cLaren in Januaryyof 1901, He v;as a brick mason and tliey lived 

I on five acres just outside of Fairwiev;, Illinois^ The brick house 

he built is still standinn. They had a big truck garden and raised 

alot of their o;vn food. They also raised about three acres of floi"ers 

t and made many funeral sprays „ For anif^als they had a few chickens, 

I 

\ pios and sheep, a ni Ik cow and a couple of horses. From tine to tiTie 

r they also had ducks and ceeseo 

They raised five children, Ethel, Harold, Myrtle, Idress, and 

Cecil. They also raised Idress 's dau.ihter, Bonnie. 

Grandpa died in December of 1947 while my mother was in the hospital 

having my oldest brother. Grandma mo\7r>d to tcvn about a year later 

and v.-crkcd in the school cafeteria for several years. She was known 

[ to my family and all the people in Fairview as Grandma "^ac . When 

I was little my brothers and sister and I would say we'd be grown up 

as soon as we w ere as tall as Grandma Mac. She was theoldest person 

we knew, also one of the shortest. 

"'he lived by herself in the little house in town until she died 

in August of 1970 with the exception of three months during the previous 

' winter. She had stayed with my grandparents then because she'd 

slipped on the ice and broked her wrist. 

The Mc Laren Clan name has been traced back to ^;24A;D» Also there's 
information on when Grandp-\ ^IcU^ren's family came to America and where 
'). they lived. See attached papers. The piece of material is a sample of 
the clan nlaid. Robert '-VrUarenJr . is r>y great-great-great-graridf ather , 



Stat 2 oi" Illir-ci-: ) Ful+.oo CircM.f.r 0"art ?{ayl5-:nA. D, LSjS. 
County cf Fulton ) 

To th? hc-norable Richr.ri i-lc Yovng;, Judge of th^ Cli\r.lt Ccu^-i in and f.OT the Ccrinty 
aiii 3te.-:e aforasf.id. 

I, Kcr-:.rt McLaren,, 'j,r aZ.lan '".orr^. frsa vnite •c.erson, of the e.g'r. o'f ni-G^teen 
years and. cix rcionths, f.o b^er'^'by in coni'crrity with i-he first cc-rd:Lticn s^^sc-lfi-^-i ir. 
the fir.-t se'-.r,:'.o;i tif the ^ct cf Co,?grT:S? antitiei "An Act to establich ?. miifcrrc rj.Ie c: 
naturalics-.i.:'^, o.ii to repesl i:he Act heretofore ps^ssd on thr.t suoj-sct ' approve?^ thi 
iJlth day c^ Apr.Ll. A. I-o IcO.?, decil^re ?,nd sske her£ kr.ov^ re the s.^.id Cf.rcvrV: Covrt^, na 
sitt?.ng in and for xhe Cecity and Stata afor-asaid; thst Vij trae ani T^ro-j^r nase is 
Rote:rt MH.cIarsn, that I v--3 hora in Pert.h Shira, in 3coi:iand_, in the Kinifdorri of Grea" 
3ritian on the IG-oh day of Noveniber A, D, iSlc, r.ni th^z I sr: a'b'O-at ninetr;=n years and 
six 'iiont/hs of i",.ge; that- I helong to the 3ritii"h Nfvticn^ and oved ^.ll9gic.n.-e to the 
King of Great rritian, th=,r. I rdgrst.ad fron T,h£ ?ort of Leitlri in the said Kingdcr: of 
Great Briir.ian on or ahcnt th?. lr>t ds-.y cf A;pril A. D. 1822 end landed at the Ciny of 
|Fhiiad<;lphia,- in the Stat?- of r ■:^n.nsyl-,'c.nia., ^.nd in the Uniosd States of Anarioa or. or 
labo'jt ths 15th Day of J-!ay .A.. D. l62::_, -thst I have ever since r'.y first arrival riTicoinai 
within the ].iii;it3 and under the .lurisddoticn of the said United St^itss, and that it is, 
bonafide^ ray intention to renounce forever, &I1 £,llegi5.nce end fidelity to eA'ery 
foreign. Prince;, Fctsntnte, Snate or Soverinity vhate'/er, and r;ore parti:;ul'::rly such 
allegiance, and fivdelity, =,.- I T^ay in any wi-e ove to the sf.id Xing of C-re?,t j5riti&n^. 
either .ss e citizen or subj-set? and to becorie 6 niti^en of the United States , and to 
locate Tij/se'Li' for the present in the Courty cf Fulton and State of IllinciSp where 
I am ncTft an inhahitsnt, tha-j I do not inc-; en.jo>- cr possess, nor s.~ I in anjj- vis« 
entitled, to any ord.er of dj.stinetion or title of nohility, by \r±-rzi^ of the lavs_, 
custoras or regU'.lations of the. said Kingdom of Great Si'iti^n or p.jxj other Co-j_'.tryj and 
that I an Elnccroly attached to the principles ec-ntalned 1l. the Contiitalion of th-i 
jD'nited States j ar:d well -disposed to the good order, well leing and ht-n-piness of the 
jsame^ desire that this rry declaration and report- ms.y he acoepned; filed and recorded, 
prepart.ory to my intended applicar.ion to be a5iLitted as a nanuraliz-ei citizen of the 
Jaited States, in conformity -rith the several Acts of Gongi-ess heretofore passed on 
that subjects 

Subscribed a.-:id. svcm to in -open c-o-urt, before sie^ this 2^th 5p^y of May 
k, D. IS35. 

Stephen Devey, Clerk. 
Robert- H-'.-Laren 

State of Illinois ) 

Fulton County ) Fulton Circ^i5-t Ccirt, May Tern. A. D. 163!). 

I Stephen Devcy, Clerk of said Court, do hereby certify that the foregoing -declaration 

of R-ob.-.'rt McLaren vas tb-is day presentf.i in open Court, accepted;, filed a.ad recorded 

!in volurin 2 -case 2 of the records cf said Court. In witness vhereof 1 have hereunto 

subscribed mv n5:5e and affixed the s-eal of said C-ourt at I.evisto-^n this 2?th day of 

May A. Do l33.0c 

( Seal) Stephen D>3vey, Clcr/:. 

$i.6e- lA- 



To the Clann in general and those in particular who are proud of their descent 
froni the conauerers of ancient Ireland, and Scotland, the follcving history of the Clann 
Laurin is offered. We as the descendants of this family have a right to feel proud 
of the part our ancesters have played in the history of the vorld. Fev: fanilies can 
brace their family nane "back for ir.ore than a fe--' general: ions, but for I5OO years the 
31ann Laurin has been raaki.ng history in Ireland, Scotland and America. 

"One ship sails east and another sails vest. 
With the self-same winds that 'blow, 
'Tis the set of the sails 
And not the gales 
Which guide us the vay to go. 

Like the winds of the sea are the vay of fate. 
As we voyage along through life, 
'Tis the set of the soul 
That decides its goal 
And not the calm or the strife." 

(Signed) R. B. Grogg 



The Clann Labhrainn - The MacLsurins - The Mac Larens 

John S. Keltie states in his history of "The Scottish Highland Clans'' that 
MacLaurin, more coramcnly spelled MacLaren is the name of a small Clan belonging to 
Perthshire, and called in Gaelic the Clann Labhrainn. The name is said to have been 
derived from the district of Loam in Argylshii'e, the Gaelic orthography of which is 
Labhrainn. 

In Mc'Ians "Clans of Scotland" we find the following in regard to the origin 
of the MacLarens. Loam or Laurin. one of the sons of Ere who settled in Argyle, 503 
acq.uirsd that district, which from him is said to have obtained its name. 

According to the Scottish chroniclers, it was A. D. k2k that Fergus 
Mor Mac Earca went from Ireland to Scotland. Before him, the Milesian kings in that 
country were kings only of the part of it called "Dalriack;" of which Loam, the grand- 
father of Fergus Mor Mac Earca was the last king. 

John O'Hart s'rates in "Irish Pedigrees" that Fergus Mor Mac Earca (Mac Esrca; 
Irish, son or Earca, daughter of Loam) in the twentieth year of the reign cf his 
father, Muredoch, sen of Owen, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, with his brothers 
Angijis and Loam., with a complete ar^iy, went into Scotland to assist his grandfather 
Loam who was king of Dalriaia, and who was much oppressed by his enemies the riots, 
who were in several battles and engagements \'anTjlshed and overcome by Ferg'^s and his 
party. 




From Argylshire the tribe of Laurin moved into Perthshire, ha^/lng it is said 
acauired from Kenneth Ma.cAlpin, aft'.:r his conquest of the Picts in the 9th centure the 
districts of Ealauhidder and Stratheam. It vr.s the vell-kno'^n practice for conquerors 



to apportion the land:: -chey accuired among their -,-lctcricus follo-jers; and it is 
somevhat stronger thsn ase-jr.ption to F.ay thai: ths chief of zhz tribe oi Laurin of 
/Vrgy^- received a due share. 



Robert McLaren 5r. vas bom in ?ert-h£hir=, Scctlani end grsv to rn^nhcod in 
that country. Ke was rnarried to 1'ja.Ty Gory and this -jnion vas blessed vi'.h six children. 
Jane, Rco'^rt.. John, Feter, Willian and Mary, On the first day of April A. D. l£22, 
Robert. M:£:aren and his vife Mary, vith their six chij-dren, sailed frc-i -one port of 
Lsith; Scctlari ?,nd landed at the city of Philadelphia in the Staf:- '^f ?ennsyl-/ania 
labout the l^th day of Ilay A. D. l322. Procuring oxen and carts -,he;. joined a cara^-an 
;0f enigran-cs vesuvard bo'ond, crossed the Appalachisn riiOuntainr, anc. traveled on to the 
Ohio river drr/n '-'hich they tz*2.veled en flat boats to a point in Indiana vhere they 
ontinued the ves-cvard rsrch to the Vfhite River bottom where t.hey located for a tine, 
rhis region vas lov and svsnpy and infested with I'ialaria and Robert McLaren was tal:en 
sick and soon after died lea^'lng his widow and six childras.. 

Aiter the death of Robert McLaren Sr. it vas decided to nove en in search of 
a more suitable location. Parl^er McNeil . a lad of si>d:een years was selecxed to scout 
out --he land and in the Spring of I626 he set fortli. He traveled west to the Illinois 
Rivr.r crossing at Beards Ferry now Eeard5tc-«-n.. At that tine Beardstown consisted of 
one '-0J cabin occupied by an old bachelor by the na'r.e of Beard, Arriving at a place 
tfithin a nile cf vhere Astoria, Illinois is located, McNeil built a srall log o^.bm 
2nd cleared a patch of groujid. Returning to Whixe River bc'tor. he married Jar/- "/clsren, 
Idest daughter of Robert McLaren or. and Mary Gory McLaren, In the fall of lc2o with 
bis wife Jane and her brother Rcbert. Jr. --'ho was then 10 years of age he returned to 
their ne-^? hone in Illinois. Parker McIJeil vas the first white settler ir what is now 
ftstoria ta-rnsnip. 

In the spring of 1327 Mary Gcry MoLaren, her three scnS; John, Peter, William 
and her daughter Mary acccxpanied by Tja,Y±6. McNeil Sr. and Da -/id Mdlail Jr. ir.ade the 

ip to the Hcl'eil settle-ent in Illinois. The jo-urney vas r:s,de in a two wheeled ox 
cart drawn by tvc johe of oxen. 



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PART IT 



A GR.-NDFATHKR "OTlinR'S SIPP: 
CARL OTIS KLI^TOTT 



He vas t)orn January 25, I R97 <, Both sines of his- fanily 
carr'O fron ^^''^^ny'' ^^is father w? born in Greencastle, 
Pennsylvania and his p;other v.'as t'orn in Germny. Her fanily, 
Ella ERB, cane to eastern United States and folloi-.ed the 
Briohan Youno trail to Illinois^ 

Grandna has been a famer in the Fairview, Illinois, 
area all of his life. 

He married Ethel Adelaide McLaren June 3, 1923, 



PART II 



R GRAND'-rrrHni^ '■Tm-'EP'S SIDE 
RTfiRL .DEL-MDE McL.REN' 



Grandnn v;as born Auciust 4, I90I. :3hp is the olcJcst 
of five children. She went t o school i n Fairvieiv wliore 
she was in the first qrariustinp class of the high school there, 
Like Grandnn IVilson, she went to V'estcrn •'■llinois University 
suiTTiers and taucht durirc the school term at a country ornde 
school. She taupht for five years, the last year was after 
she v;ts carried, 

^he iTOte me about a Christ?ias she reneTiL-ers when she 
was about ten. The family drove to the church in Fairview, 
about a mile, in an old fashioned bunc.y. It was snowing and 
very quiet. After the church proqran the children were given 
a sack of candmnd nuts. They'd eat it very slowly to make 
it last as long as possible^ 

Grandpa Elliott v.orked on farms near Grandma's bouse. 
Their first date was the summer after her gr duation. 
They went to a movie in Canton with another couple. They 
usually hac' Sunday night dat es „ They were married fonr 
years later, in I?23o 



PART II 

C GR\NDP;\RHNTS LT FK TOOr-Tin-R MrTHI-P'S STPR 

CARL O'lS FLLICTT AND F.TliF-.L ADf-:tj\ TDK ''cL\REN 

Thp fir!-t vear they wore married they livec' with Grandpa's 
brother and his v.'ifPoOn a farm and helped f 'rnt the place. Then 
Grand"ia and Grandpa moved to another place uhere Grandpa-- worked 
for a f arner . They harl ^ used I9I7 ^crd that started in 
good weather. These firrt two places hadj^? lectr ic i ty but in 1925 
they moved to another f-^rn that wasn't wired. There they 
farired the land with t'e landlords machinery and got a share 
of the profits » 

In February of 1927 they movr^d again. ^his tine they 
bought their own r.iach^nery and shared expenses and profits on 
a 50-50 basis with the landlord. The house had eight rooms 
but no elec t r ic i t y » cent ral heat and indoor plumbing consisted 
of t u'o sTiall hand pumps and a hot water heatei in the kixchon. 
They usee! oil burning heaters. ^hey got electricity in 1942 
and bought a radio, refrigerator and later an'electric stove 
and washing machine. 

From time to time school teachers would stay with them 'wuring 
the week. ^o^ietines a hir<cl-man would stay with them during 
planting or harvesting. 

Most of the people they knew w«?re in the some financial 
class. Ti-ey weren't poor but definatcly weren't rich. 

They arew most of their own fooci. Daily routines started 
at sunrise of before. 'irst chores were done which included 
feedinr and watering the animal, milking the cows- s ni-'i such. 
The rest of tleday was sr^ent in the fields with an hour off 
for lunch. Che res had to be done again in tie evening. 



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If thpy weren't too busy en holidayp they'd qo to town, 
Fairview, and watch the parcide. On tie 4th of July tlie Friendly 
Neighbors Club would liave a ice cream social. Thankscivinq 
WAS a bio fanily reunion. F-veryone broucht his- special 
di sh for a real ^eaft, Christmas was usually spent at 
Grandma N'cLaren's ^vithe the sa-ne kird of menuo Another 
bio part of Christmas was th(> Suriday School program^ 

Most decisions were made together except for minor things 
concerning farming v;hich '^r andpa decidec! or things about 
the house , carc'en, clothes, etCo which '-'randma decided, 

i^inc e my mother was an only child anc! a girl. Grandma 
handed out most of the ricipline. '^he was extra strict 
because shcid seen spoiled, only child, problem chilrlrcn. 
Physical punishment was rare. 

They got their first radio inI942 and their first T.V» 
in IQ57„ In 1930 they bought a new Ford sedan. 

The Waltons on T.V. reminds Gra ne'-ma of the Oepression, except 
that the '.Valtons are bettor off than most of t he folks tliey 
knevj. She especially remembei s the day the banks closed 
because my mother had to have her appendix out that day. They 
borro'.'.ed money from her sister \.hcjwas teaching school until 
they could sell some calves. T},py got almost nothinr. for the 
calves. .'^IthoucD it wasn't a very ha[>py time, they learned 
to make d(> and depend on each c. her. 

She also wrote about rai:r>ing chicken, making butter and 
butcher inci liogs, I'll include h.er letters in the original 
copy for an\'one who's intf^rested in that. 



I ART II 

D MY MCTHF-.P 

N'ARGvi'iTT LO":")!-. LLr.IOTT 

The follou'ina was writlon by ~iy nother in ansver to my question; 

" We lived in an old cold farm house. I re-iember there 

were five roo-ns downsiairs and three upstairs. In the fall 

we moved fron tl^e unstairi^ hcdroorr^s downstairs as there was 

no heat upstairs. "hen I v.'as very sieall the livinrj room vas 

closed and used only •''or coTDpany„ 0-jr dininc rco-n was a laroe room 

and used to live in . Being an only child T had no one to 

Dlay with, so fnlloved my father abo.it takinc ot the cov;s and 

hons (to ray mother's dismay). 1 once followed mv father into 

a cornfield and wandered out of siaht. 1 said," I lost r.iy 

Daddy" and he aded for the house with, my father follovina out 

of siohto They were convinced I had a gocc' sense of direction and 

wasn't likely to get lost. 

'■•hen I got to high school age and learned to drive{ we 

got licences at age 15 then) I woul;i drive the tractor at 

harvest time, and v.as water boy . In 15^4 when at a neigl;bor's 

farm Eob VJilson wasjtossing oat shac'-'s to my father on a hay 

rack. I had met his brother at school that spring so recononiT'ed 

Bob because o-f his resemblance to hi<= brother. 

'My parents lived on the some farm from 1927 until 1964 
so that was the only home I knew as a child. It was a rented 
farm and thev had three landlords in these years. The last one 
was the strip mine, ' 

**Iy nother has been a Sunday School teacher as long as I 
can remember so '-'unday School and Church was a part of our 
weekly schedule. My father only went for special occasions. 



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He would take us but would spend the t i -ne at a nas station 
talking to other area farmers who seerreci to show up there 
every Sunday mornino. 

^here were ^anily reunions in the summer months and it 
seems we visited, ^iv mother's fa-nily -nore often, possibly 
because they lived alittlo closer. 1 he closest person to me 
was a cousin who my crindosrents raised. We went to dif-^ercnt 
grade schoolf so vveren't tccether much until hicih school„ 
Then I was a year older and wa each had our qronp of friends. 

In high school I was active in all the organizations 
such as Band, Chorus, G.A.A. Home Fc Club etc. Most of tie 
students were as we had an extra hour at the end of the day 
j'ust for this. I rC'C]e a bus to and frc~ sch.ool. I was c^n th^ 
bus about 45 minutes as I was the last one off. 

*I dated at I" for school e\'ents and an occasional movie 
when T was 15. Bob and I started dating in August of 19-^4 and 
went to a countv fair. We were engaged in July 1945 and he 
went into service in ^cptenber of that year( my senior year in 
high school). My best friend that ye-ir uas a girl who had 
married a soldier, had a child and returned to school to graduate. 

We tood a Senior trip for three days after graduation. We tC' 
v.'cnt to Hanibal, "^Oo to visit .'-a-rk Twains hiOmc, cave etc. ' 

There wa s gas rationing at th?t tine so couldn't go any farther' 
or loi^gcr . 

* We got hoT,i- on ^'.'ed . i^ob got . home on leave the nr^xt ai'.y and. 
Friday we went to Galeshurg for a Marriage licetise. I was only 



17 so had to go cet ny father f.it of the field and taVcp him 
to Lewis tO'>-.n (thp county spat uhere v,'o livod) to sinn a perTTiission 
paper to takp tc Galesturg (thp county seat ci' the church we 
were to he carried in) so we cculd oet the license and be married 
on Sunday, 

The bakery uoi:ld bake us a cake but wou Ic'.n ' t decorate it, 
because of the surer ratirninc, so iriy nother cot extra sugar 
stamps froTi friends and relatives so she could decorate the cake. 

I suppose v;e were poor co-^nared to other people in other 
areas but we didn't seem to notice as most of our friends and 
neighbors had about the same material wealth as we did. -'■ can 
remenber envvinn some schcol chums a nicer home and furnature 
and nicerclothes than mine t^ut as I look :")3ck I'm not so sure 
I wasn't envied by them for the pretty clothes my mother made me 
and the love and attention I act. I don't think I was a 
spoiled brat as - -. an only child as the feelings those days 
seemed to be tov.arc' one child. Vy parents often told me no and 1 
I didn't always get what I wanted but always bad what I needed 
and I'm sure at a sacrifice sometimes. 



PARTI 1 1 

A PARH^.•TS LIFi-: T<"»-;ktiier 

POr.KRT F.Oi'IN iv'iLf.Cr; ANr m rao\rt lcise f.lltott 



"^'y mother also wrote this part. 

Kl.en we were married Bob was in service and lived in Georgia , 
Vv^e lived there a year, then moved to Fairviev, Illinois and 
lived ivith a school chums grandfather for several months, 
keepinc house for him. Jerry v;as born theno ^""he n this widower 
decided to remarry we stayed with m.y Granc'ma "'c Laren and built 
a small home in Fairviev.\, U'e lived there until 1956. We 
moved to ^a'- Paw, Illinois, to a better job and I worked a 
fevi^at a restnrant. 

I i^ob has always worked lonn hard hours and for a few years at 
ninht sn his cln Idren rarely saw him. I took the older boys 
to Pack Meetir.fS, allof them to piano les'sons, swim'^ing lessors, 
etc,. From, the time we moveci to Pavv Paw until we moved tc RocKford, 
we had little social life. 

^l^he children and I went to church but Bob v.-orkeri nights, Sundays, 
and weekends so had few friends to visit with and didn't no out 
much. A babysitter was very rare as nur money just made ends 
meetjanc there wasn't any leftover for entertainment. T.\'. was 
our entertainment. 

* When we came to Rockford, Bob drove a bakery truck at 
night and school bus morning and afternoon. He slept in shifts 
so tlie children didn't see much of him again until he started 
workina as a mechanic for the school district. Fven then he 
worked part time at a service station. 

M started baby sitting for neighbors who were schoolbus 
drivers shcrtlv after we mc \ed here and graduallv they all 
grev7ilder a'^ci didn't nei-d sitters so the bus drivers talked 

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ne into working with the-i. I started r'rivinn a bus in Novpmber 
10^7, and also v/orkod a fpvv hours at Rock-ford ^ry Goods. 
Finally after alynost. 2F years ue can afford a Tittle 

social life and a fev; of the nicer things we never drea-ned of 2 

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PART III 

n MY LTFK 

V'e lived on farrip or in = TTin 1 1 toivns until 196 3 ub.cn we Toved 
to Rockf ord , I was in fourth arr>rie thon. '-'ostly I played 
with ny sister and my brothers. 3ev is a year younqer than I 
and Ste\'e and Jerry are four and six \'ears older. "'v little 
brothers are . einht and six years vo-]nn<^i\t ran I a'^. 

U'e had dolls and 'Grandpa iilliott nade us each a dol] wardrobe 
and a hutch. lie also made us a swing set out of steel nines. 
We've usually had It least one rioy and u'hen we lived in the 
country in Pa\i Pav we had some pigeons and a wounded owl. 

Bev and I have always shared a roo-n, until atovit three years 
ago. '"hen we lived in the doivnstairs of the heise in PawPa'.v, 
all foiir of us older children shared a bicv rooin and >vhen Ken 
was born he shared -Jtv folks roo"^. Wp soon Tiox'.d to f> -f^iirmhouse 
near Conpton where wo ag.^in had three bedroons. 

^icipline was -lostly un to "om because Dad w;<s i^sually 
working,, ^he wasn't extra strict, but we d-'dn't net away 
with much. 

We all had our jobs. Wp had to clean our roo-is and do the 
dishes. '^oy hov; we hatec" the dishes. 

Mm took ;is to Sunday School everv week but o ir attendpnce 
has drop'^ed off co'-siderablv in the la--t -Cive '^r six years. 

Christ~ias had always heen one of -ny favorite tixes of the 
year. Since wo don't ha\'e a re^'lly big fami ly and the\' live j 

prc-tt\' close togother both s icies of the -fan-ilv get to, ether 
on Chri'^tT^as eve, n<:ually at ore of my or .-^ndpareni s hones. That 
is, Grandma and Granc'pa 1 1 i i ot t , Grandr^a Mac(wh,en she was living) 



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Granr'.Tia and Grandpa Wilson, I'nrlo ''arlan and -^unt Fc'na, my 
fanilv and even a ftnv yeais, Aunt T^oiothy anr' ''nc 1p Pay and 
Tny cousin'^ all gather on Christiias ^'\'p. IVo have chile and 
oyster soup, salad, relibl>es, and all sorts of ho-ne'iarle randies. 
V/e open our nifts to each otht.T and' then ny fanilv SDcnds t'e 
night at one of tlie nrandjjarent s „ ChristTins -nomine ve -^i nd 
what Santa has left and then usually or. to ;i bin fani ly dinner at 
on of ny parents aunts and t'nrles hor-ies, 

I v.'as pretty artive i - hiah school, sonotii'ies to i^iy parents 
disTay. I was in band for six ye.-,rs and play<H! the flute. 
I proliably -^iss that most of all rri;' acti\'ities. 

After high school I went ■■ to !<'ock Valley in the fall of 1972 
I went a year, then I worVied at the "ost Cilice fioti -"-unu^t of 
T97? until "ugust of 1974. I went part time durinc the spring 
and Sumner se-iesters of 1974 0. ■'■liis se^^ester i.ill complete ny 
requirenonts for oradnation. 

I'm aoi nn to marry Uavid Lawrence Johnson April 12, 1975. 
He went to }iarlem High in Lo^es Park also, hut was tu'o years 
ahead of me. Ho'c' always; lived in the Park until 1973 when 
he not a job in Shawano, l.'iSconsin, as a rad^io anncncer. 



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