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Christain Maurice LESEMANN
and Descendants

By : Marsha L. Ensminger ©
 
1. Christian Maurice LESEMANN
      Born before November 12, 1775 in "Germany"
      Died before September 7, 1850 in Washington County, Illinois
            Known Child of Christian Maurice LESEMANN :
                  1.1. Christain Heinrich LESEMANN

1.1. Christain Heinrich LESEMANN
      Born on February 23, 1801 in Wolferdingst, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
      Married (1) Marie Catharine Charlotte Stremming on March 30, 1828
                        in Evangelische Kirche, Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
      Married (2) Maria Ilsabe Heidenreichs on October 15, 1837
                        in Evangelische Kirche, Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
      Died on 2 January 1862 in Washington County, Illinois, at the age of 60 years
      Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois.
                  (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 103979689)
He and Maria Ilsabe Heidenreichs immigrated on 12 Nov 1844 through New Orleans, LA, aboard the "Telumah" which departed Bremen 10 Sep 1844.
"Chr. Henry Leesemann" was 43, Mary was 30, Caroline was 10, William was 9, Frederick was 4, and Louisa was 3/4. Christ. Maurice Leesemann was 69. Their last residence was listed as "Wulverdingen."
 
When the census taker reached them on 7 Sep 1850, Christian was living in dwelling 444, family 444, District 20, Washington County, IL. He was recorded as owning real estate valued at $400. "Henry" was 50 and evidently widowed. Living with him were: William, age 16; Frederick, age 10; Louisa, age 8; John, age 6; and Christina, age 3. Christina was the only one born in Illinois. The family name was spelled "Leesmann."
 
On 13 Sep 1860, the census taker found Christian living in dwelling 1318, family 1268, Nashville, Washington County, IL, owning real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property worth $500. He was 60. Living with him were Frederick, age 21; Ernest, age 16; and Christine, age 14. The family surname was spelled "Lazzman."
  Marie Catharine Charlotte STREMMING
Born on November 19, 1806 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
Died on May 8, 1837 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany", at the age of 30 years.
            Known Children of Christain Heinrich & Marie Catharine Charlotte (nee STREMMING) LESEMANN :
                  1.1.1. Friderike "Caroline" Charlotte LESEMANN
                  1.1.2. Dorothea Christine Charlotte LESEMANN
                              Born on 12 March 12, 1832.
                              Died on 29 Apr 1832 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
                  1.1.3. Friedrich "Wilhelm" LESEMANN
                  1.1.4. Caroline Louise Friederice LESEMANN
                              Born on April 20, 1837.
                              Died on 10 May 10, 1837 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
  Maria Ilsabe HEIDENREICHS
Born on October 14, 1812 in Volkman, "Germany."
Died in 1849 in North Prairie, Washington County, Illinois
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
      (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117242437.)
            Known Children of Christain Heinrich & Maria Ilsabe (nee HEIDENREICHS) LESEMANN :
                  1.1.5. Infant LESEMANN
                              Born on June 20, 1838 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
                              He died on 20 Jun 1838 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany", (stilborn).
                  1.1.6. Friederich Moritz Ludwig LESEMANN
                  1.1.7. Heinrich Friedrich August LESEMANN
                              Born on June 11, 1839 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
                              He probably died sometime before 1844,
                              probably in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany",
                              as he is not included with the other family members on the passenger list.
                  1.1.8. Justine Wilhelmine "Louise" LESEMANN
                  1.1.9. Ernst Heinrich LESEMANN
                  1.1.10. Christine LESEMANN

1.1.1. Friderike "Caroline" Charlotte LESEMANN
  Born on February 25, 1829.
Married (1) Frederick Meyer on April 1, 1848.
Married (2) August Paul Steffen on July 13, 1856.
Died on June 14, 1897 at the age of 68 years
Buried in Greenwood (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117609274)
See : Obituary of Caroline Charlotte Steffen
      She and Frederick Meyer had four children. All of them died in infancy.
      When the census taker reached them on 14 Aug 1850, Friderike and Frederick were living in District 20, Washington County, IL. They were recorded as owning real estate valued at $565. He was 32, she was 20. Listed with them were Mary C., age 1, and John H. Dow, age 5, born in Illinois.
      On 10 Aug 1860, the census taker found Friderike and August living in dwelling 913, family 874, Nashville, Washington County, IL, owning real estate valued at $1000 and personal property worth $100. They were both 30. Living with them were Louisa, age 5; "Mene", age 3; Caroline, age 1; and John Henry,age 19.
The family surname appears to be spelled "Stiffen."
      When the census taker arrived on 13 Jul 1870, Friderike was living in dwelling 90, family 90, Nashville, Washington County, IL, owning real estate valued at $1000 and personal property worth $150. She was 41. Living with her were Caroline, age 11; Minnie, age 10; Henry, age 8; Matilda, age 6; Emma, age 4, and Martha, born in Feb.
The family surname appears to be spelled "Stiffen."
      On 9 Jun 1880, the census taker found Friderike living in St. Louis Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL. She was 51. Living with her were her children Mina, age 23; Henry, age 19; Mathilde, age 17; and Emma, age 14.
  Frederick Meyer
Probably born in the year before 14 August 14, 1818, & probably in "Germany."
Died on December 9, 1854 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Child of Frederick & Friderike "Caroline" Charlotte (nee Lesemann) Meyer :
      1.1.1.-1. Mary C. Meyer
            Probably born in the year before August 14, 1849, & probably in Washington County, Illinois
            She died in infancy.
  August Paul Steffen
Born before August 10, 1830 in Bunde, "Germany."
Died on July 30, 1869 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, of "congestion of brain."
      (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117610486.)
Children of August Paul & Friderike "Caroline" Charlotte (nee Lesemann) Steffen :
  1.1.1.-2. Louisa Steffen
            Probably born in the year before 10 August 10, 1855, & probably in Washington County, Illinois
            Probably died sometime before 1870 as she is not included in the 1870 census.
1.1.1.-3. Minnie Steffen
1.1.1.-4. Caroline Steffen
1.1.1.-5. Henry Steffen
1.1.1.-6. Matilda Steffen
1.1.1.-7. Emma P. Steffen
1.1.1.-8. Louis Steffen
1.1.1.-9. Martha Steffen

1.1.1.-3. Minnie Steffen
  Born on May 18, 1857 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Never married.
On 10 Apr 1930, Minnie was enumerated in the 1930 census
      living in 302 E. Maple, Nashville, Washington County, IL,
      a home she owned, blued at $1100. She was 71 and single;
      her occupation dressmaker, working from her home.
Died on June 18, 1936 in Nashville, Washington County, IL, at the age of 79 years
Buried on June 21, 1936 in Greenwood (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117610250)
1.1.1.-4. Caroline Steffen
  Born in March 1859 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Married William F. Wiese, in 1880.
      On 16 Jun 1880, the census taker found Caroline and William living in dwelling 202, family 219, Nashville, Washington County, IL. Wilhelm was 23, Carlina was 21. his sister, Mathilde, age 12, lived with them. He was a brickmason.
      On 8 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Caroline and William living in St. Louis Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned. he was 43, Carrie was 41; they had been married twenty years and were the parents of one child. Pearl was 9. He was a brick layer.
      For the 1910 census, Caroline and William were enumerated 27 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 347, family 354, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned. He was 53, Carrie was 51; they had been married 30 years and were the parents of one child. Pearl was 19. He was a building contractor; Pearl was a musical student.
      When the census taker arrived on 9 Jan 1920, Caroline and William were living in dwelling 286, family 287, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned. He was 63, Carolina was 58, and Pearl was 32 (!). He was a "Master-in-Chancery", employed by the county. Pearl was a stenographer for a milling company.
      On 22 Apr 1930, Caroline and William were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 105 S. Buhrman Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $5000. He was 73 (married at 23), she was 71 (married at 21). Daughter Pearl was 39 and single. William was an insurance agent; ; neither Caroline nor Pearl had occupations listed.
      On 10 May 1940, the census taker found Caroline living in 105 East St. Louis Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home she owned, valued at $3500. She was 81 and widowed. She had lived in the same house in 1935.
  William F. Wiese
The son of Christian &Catherine (nee Kombrink) Wiese
Born on December 14, 1856 in "St. Louis", Missouri
      According to the 1880 census, his parents were also born in Missouri
      According to the 1900, they were born in Germany
Died on September 30. 1938 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Buried on October 3, 1938 in Greenwood (formerly IOOF) Cemetery,
            Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117610691)
Child of and William F. & Caroline (nee Steffen) Wiese :
      1.1.1.-4.1. Pearl Wiese
                        Born in April 1891 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
1.1.1.-5. Henry Steffen
  Born in Aug 1861 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
On 8 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Henry living in St. Louis Street,
            Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, a house he owned.
He was 38. His sister Minnie, age 43, was living with him.
1.1.1.-6. Matilda Steffen
  Probably born in the year before July 13, 1864, & probably in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Married Henry William Sandmeyer, on October 19, 1882 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Died on January 23, 1937 in Washington, District of Columbia County, D.C.
Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland
      (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 94320463.)
      For the 1910 census, Matilda and Henry were enumerated 25 Apr 1910, living in 137 Heckman Street, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, a home they rented. He was 51, "Anna M." was 46; they had been married 27 years and were the parents of three children, one of whom had died. Daughter Elda V. was 21; son Melvin W. was 16.
      When the census taker arrived on 10 Jan 1920, Matilda and Henry were living in 15 14th Street South East, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, a home they owned. He was 61, she was 56. Living with them were son-in-law Lester C. Johnston, age 32; daughter Elda V. Johnston, age 30; and son Melvin W. Sandmeyer, age 25. Henry was a government clerk, Lester was a general inspector for the Southern Rail Road and Melvin was a lawyer working for a patent attorney.
      On 4 Apr 1930, Matilda and Henry were enumerated in the 1930 census living in Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, a house they owned, valued at $8500. He was 72 (married at 25), she was 66 (married at 19).
  Henry William Sandmeyer
The son of Jacob William & Caroline "Maria" Louise (nee Meyer) Sandmeyer
Born on March 7, 1858 in Troy, Madison County, Illinois
Died on December 5, 1945 in 15 14th Street South East,
            Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, at the age of 87
Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141642504)
      On 11 Apr 1940, the census taker found Henry living in 15 14 Street, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, a home he owned, valued at $9000. He was 82 and widowed. His daughter, Elda S. Johnson, 51 and widowed, lived with him.
His surname is spelled and indexed "Sandmayer". They lived in a different house in Washington in 1935.
An obituary published on 7 Dec 1945 in the Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, read:
SANDMEYER, HENRY W. On Friday, December 5, 1945, Henry W. Sandmeyer of 15 14th st. se., beloved father of Mrs. Elda S. Johnston and Melvin W. Sandmeyer, grandfather of Mary Anna and Melvin W. Sandmeyer, jr. Services at the S. H. Hines Co. funeral home on Saturday, December 8, at 3 p.m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Children of Matilda Steffen and Henry William Sandmeyer :
  1.1.1.-6.1. Walter Sandmeyer
 
  Born in Washington County, Illinois
Died before April 25, 1910.
  1.1.1.-6.2. Elda V. Sandmeyer
 
  Born on February 12, 1889
Married Lester Carlisle Johnston, in 1911 & were divorced before April 3, 1930.
            The son of William Edgar & Mary B. (nee Burr) Johnstone
Died on January 8, 1978 in Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, at age 88 years
and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 84010088)
      On 3 Apr 1930, Elda was enumerated in the 1930 census living in 435 Spring Road, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, an apartment she rented for $45 per month. She was 36 and divorced (married at 25).
  Lester Carlisle Johnston
Born on June 28, 1887 in Washington, District of Columbia County, DC.
      His father was born in Vermont, his mother in Washington, DC.
Died on March 14, 1931 in Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, at the age of 43 years
      Lester Carlisle Johnston filed his World War I draft registration card on 5 Jun 1917, at age 29, while living in Washington, District of Columbia County, DC. He was described as being of medium height and slender build. He had blue eyes and brown hair. He was married, and was employed as an insurance inspector for the Southern Railway. He was a veteran of the Great War.
      On 4 Apr 1930, Lester was enumerated in the 1930 census living in 685 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, where he was a lodger. He was 42 and divorced (married at 24). He was a special agent for a railroad.
  1.1.1.-6.3. Melvin Wesley Sandmeyer
 
  Probably born on March 19 1894, & probably in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Married Margaret T. Strausbaugh
Died on March 13, 1959 in 5134 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington,
            District of Columbia County, DC, at the age of 64 years
Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141642313)
      Melvin Wesley Sandmeyer filed his World War I draft registration card on 5 Jun 1917, at age 23, while living in 15 14th Street South East, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC. He was described as being of medium height and slender build, with light blue eyes and light brown hair. He was single, and was employed as an attorney by Teo. E. Shoemaker in Washington. He served in the armed forces during the Great War.
      On 7 Apr 1930, Melvin and Margaret were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 5134 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, a home they owned, valued at $17,000. They were both 36, married at 27. Daughter Mary A. was 7; and son Melvin W. Jr. was 3. The older Melvin was a patent attorney.
      On 7 May 1940, the census taker found Melvin and Margaret living in 5134 Nebraska Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, a home they owned, valued at $12,500. He was 46, she was 45. Daughter Mary A. was 16 and son Melvin W. Jr. was 13. They lived in the same house in 1935. He was a patent lawyer in private practice.
Obituary : Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC ~ March 15, 1959
SANDMEYER, MELVIN W. On Friday, March 13, 1959 at 5134 Nebraska ave., nw., Melvin W. Sandmeyer, beloved husband of Margaret T. Sandmeyer, father of Mrs. Neil J. Schairer and Dr. Melvin W. Sandmeyer Jr., brother of Mrs. Elda S. Johnston. He is also survived by three grandchildren. Friends may call at the S. H. Hines Co. Funeral Home, 2901 14th st. nw. (parking facilities). Services from the Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, on Monday, March 16 at 2 p.m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
  Margaret T. Strausbaugh
Born on August 5, 1894 in Pennsylvania
Died on September 5, 1976 in Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, at the age of 82 years
Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141642261)
Obituary : Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC ~ September 6, 1976
SANDMEYER, MARGARET T.
on Sunday, Sept. 5, 1976, Margaret T. Sandmeyer, wife of the late Melvin W. Sandmeyer, mother of Mrs. Mary Anna Schairer and Dr. Melvin W. Sandmeyer, Jr., sister of Mrs. Louise S. Tourtellote. Six grandchildren also survive. Friends may call at Joseph Gawler's Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Ave. at Harrison St., N.W. (parking on premesis) Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Services will be held at the Church of the Reformation, 222 E. Capitol St., Wednesday, September 8 at 11 a.m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Building Fund of the National Lutheran Home.
Children Melvin Wesley & Margaret T. (nee Strausbaugh) Sandmeyer :
  1.1.1.-6.3.1. Mary Anna Sandmeyer
                      Born in Washington, District of Columbia County, DC
                     Married Neil J. Schairer
  1.1.1.-6.3.2. Melvin Wesley Sandmeyer
                      Born in Washington, District of Columbia County, DC
                     Married Mary Jenness Meyer
1.1.1.-7. Emma P. Steffen
  Born in March 1866 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Married John A. Hohman in 1892.
      On 7 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Emma and John living in dwelling 284, family 285, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned with a mortgage. He was 33, she was 34; they had been married eight years and were the parents of one child. Elmer was 6. John was a hardware dealer.
      For the 1910 census, Emma and John were enumerated 26 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 331, family 337, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned. He was 43, she was 44; they had been married 19 years and were the parents of one child. Elmo was 16. John was a hardware merchant.
      When the census taker arrived on 15 Jan 1920, Emma and John were living in 437 Main Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a house they owned. He was 52, she was 53, son Elmo P. was 26. He was a hardware merchant; Elmo's occupation appears to read "store."
      On 18 Apr 1930, Emma was enumerated in the 1930 census living in 215 E. St. Louis Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home she owned, valued at $4000. She was 64 and widowed.
  John A. Hohman
Born on May 10, 1867 in Illinois
His parents were born in Germany.
Died on March 20 1925 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois, at age 57 years
Buried on March 22, 1925 in Nashville Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Child of John A. & Emma P. (nee Steffen) Hohman :
  1.1.1.-7.1. Elmo Paul Hohman
  Born on January 27, 1894 in Salem, Marion County, Illinois
He married Helen Fisher
Died on January 1, 1977 in Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Cook Co., IL., at the age of 82 years.
See : Obituary of Elmo Paul Hohman
      Elmo Paul Hohman filed his World War I draft registration card on 31 May 1917, at age 23, while living in Nashville, Washington County, IL. He was described as being of medium height and build, with brown eyes and hair. He was single, and employed as an Army YMCA secretary. He claimed an exemption based on his employment.
      On 2 Apr 1940, the census taker found Elmo and Helen living in 625 Haven Street, Evanston, Cook County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $22,000. He was 46, she was 45; daughter Eleanor was 8. A servant, 47 year old Virgie Wilson, lived with them. They had lived in Evanston in 1935. Elmo and Helen were both described as college teachers.
  Helen Fisher
Born on August 2, 1894 in Illinois
Died on December 18, 1972 in Presbyterian Home, Evanston, Cook County, IL, at the age of 78 years
See : Obituary of Helen Hohman
Child of Elmo Paul & Helen (nee Fisher) Hohman :
           1.1.1.-7.1.1. Eleanore Hohman
                               Married Rene Wadlow
1.1.1.-8. Louis Steffen
  Born in 1868 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
His age at death was recorded as 7/12.
Died in May 1869 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, (of convulsions).
1.1.1.-9. Martha Steffen
  Born in February 1870 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Probably died sometime before 1880, probably in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            as she is not included with the rest of the family on the 1880 census.

1.1.3. Friedrich "Wilhelm" LESEMANN
  Born on October 10, 1834, in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
Married Catherine E. Dewyer on June 18, 1862 in Illinois
      She was the daughter of James Dewyer and Catherine (nee _?_)
Died on December 14, 1916 in Alma Township, Marion County, Illinois, at the age of 82 years
Buried on December 17, 1916 in Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117687877)
      On 6 Aug 1860, the census taker found Friedrich living in dwelling 830, family 793, Nashville, Washington County, IL, where he was a 26 year old farm laborer in a household headed by Thomas Skelly.
      When the census taker arrived on 1 Jul 1870, Friedrich and Catherine were living in dwelling 21, family 21, (New) Minden, Washington County, IL, owning real estate valued at $2400 and personal property worth $1000. He was 39, she was 29. Living with them were Kathrine, age 5; Henry, age 3; and James, age 8/12, born in September.
      On 30 Jun 1880, the census taker found Friedrich and Catherine living in dwelling 318, family 317, Hoyleton, Washington County, IL. William was 47, Catherine was 37. Living with them were their children Catherine, age 15; Henry, age 13; James, age 11; Albert, age 8; and William, age 5; as well as 26 year old J. R. Miller, a hired hand. William was a farmer and Henry was described as "helping farm."
      On 16 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Friedrich and Catherine living in dwelling 236, family 235, Alma, Marion County, IL, a farm they owned. He was 65, she was 56; they had been married 37 years and were the parents of eight children, seven still living. At home were Katie, age 35; James, age 30; William, age 24; Alice, age 18; and Robert W., age 15. He was a farmer, Katie was a governess, James was a carpenter, and William was an instructor.
  Biography published in 1909 in Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois
      William H. Leseman was born in Price Ninon, near Backonen, Prussia, October 10, 1834, and when ten years of age was brought to America by his parents in 1843. first (sic) settling in Washington county, this state, but not finding condition exactly to their tastes there, finally came on to Marion county, where they located in August of 1884, and where they soon became assimilated with the new conditions and civilization, developing a good farm from the unimproved soil which they secured.
      Our subject is the son of Henry and Christina (sic) Leseman, whose family consisted of three sons and an equal number of daughters. William, our subject, having been the second in order of birth. He is the only one of the family now living.
      After receiving what education he could in the common school of this county and working on his father's farm until he had reached manhood, our subject married Catherine Dewyer June 18, 1862, and soon thereafter began to work for himself on the farm. James and Catherine Dewyer were the parents of our subject's wife. There were eight children in this family, an equal number of boys and girls. Catherine, the wife of the subject, being the youngest and the only one of the children now living.
      The following children have been born to our subject and wife, there being eight, seven of whom are still living: Eddie, deceased; Katie, Henry, James, Albert, William, Alice and Walter.
      Mr. Leseman is the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of very fertile land, located in Alma township, all under a high state of cultivation. He carries on a general farming with that discretion and energy that always insure success and as a result of his able management of the place he reaps excellent harvests from year to year, making a comfortable living, and laying up an ample competency for his old age. He keeps his fields in an excellent condition, carefully rotating his crops and thereby retaining the original richness of the soil. He has a good and comfortable dwelling which is nicely furnished, and also a good barn, and considerable farming machinery, and good stock. All this he has made himself by his own energy and wise economy.
      In politics our subject is a loyal Republican and takes a great interest in political affairs. In his religious belief he seems to favor the Methodist denomination, however, his parents were always Lutherans in the Fatherland. The faith of the subject's wife's people was that of the Catholic belief, however, they later turned Protestant, and are now Methodists. Our subject has always been known as a man of honesty and integrity and he has many friends in his community as a result of his well regulated life.
      For the 1910 census, Friedrich and Catherine were enumerated 9 May 1910, living in dwelling 264, family 264, Alma, Marion County, IL, a farm they owned. He was 75, she was 64; they had been married 45 years and were the parents of eight children, seven living. Daughter Alice M., age 20 (sic) lived with them. He was a farmer.
  Catherine E. DEWYER
Born on April 10, 1843 in Ireland. Immigrated to the United States in 1850.
Died on May 9, 1918 in Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois, at the age of 75 years
Buried on May 14, 1918 in Evergreen Cemetery, Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117687704)
  Children of Friedrich "Wilhelm" & Catherine E. (nee Dewyer) Lesemann :
  1.1.3.-1. Edward Lesemann
1.1.3.-2. Catherine Lesemann
1.1.3.-3. Henry F. Lesemann
1.1.3.-4. James L. Lesemann
1.1.3.-5. Albert L. Lesemann
1.1.3.-6. William Gerald Lesemann
1.1.3.-7. Alice M. Lesemann
1.1.3.-8. Walter Robert Lesemann

1.1.3.-1. Edward Lesemann
  Born in Washington County, Illinois
He died before July 1, 1870 in Washington County, Illinois
1.1.3.-2. Catherine Lesemann
  Born on April 29, 1865 in Hoyleton, Washington County, Illinois
Married William Edward Seidel, in 1902
Died on May 19, 1939 in her home, south of Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma, at the age of 74 years
Buried in Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma.
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 93306119)
See : Obituary of Catherine Seidel
      For the 1910 census, Catherine and William were enumerated 7 May 1910, living in Weston Township, Kay County, OK, a farm they owned with a mortgage. He was 49, she was 45; they had been married 8 years and were the parents of one child. Ethel L. was 7. He was a farmer.
      When the census taker arrived on 5 Jan 1920, Catherine and William were living in dwelling 12, family 12, Weston Township, Kay County, OK, a farm they owned with a mortgage. He was 59, she was 54. Sister-in-law Alice Leseman was 38 and daughter Ethel Seidel was 16. He was a farmer.
      On 7 Apr 1930, Catherine and William were enumerated in the 1930 census living in dwelling 34, family 34, Weston Township, Kay County, OK, a home they owned. He was 69 (married at 29), she was 65 (married at 25). He was a farmer.
  William Edward Seidel
The son of John W. & Amanda (nee Ebling) Seidel
Born on July 2, 1860 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
      His parents were also born in Pennsylvania.
He died on June 5, 1942 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, at the age of 81 years
Buried on June 8, 1942 in Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 93306024)
 
      On 6 Apr 1940, the census taker found William living in family 42, Blackwell, Kay County, OK, a home he owned, valued at $800. W. E. was 79 and widowed. He lived in the same house in 1935. No occupation was listed.
 
Biography published in 1901 in The Biographical Record of Logan County, Illinois
William E. Seidel
      As supervisor and general manager of the Illinois Home for Odd Fellow's Orphans, Mr. William E. Seidel has been a competent business man, and has won the approbation of the public. The discharge of his duties requires the exercise of exceeding patience, kindness and good judgement, mingled with great firmness and no little executive ability.
      The birth of Mr. Seidel occurred in Reading, Berks county, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1860, and he is a son of John and Amanda (Ebling) Seidel, both of whom were born in Pennsylvania, of German ancestry. By trade the father was a blacksmith, and followed this avocation until he became a soldier in the Union army, during the Civil war. For four years he faithfully performed his duty, but his health was broken when he returned home and he died in 1870 at the age of thirty-seven years.
      The mother of our subject still survives, at the age of seventy-three years, and is now the wife of Jacob Warner, a farmer of Berks county. Six children were born to her first marriage, the survivors being: Charles, a teacher in Lincoln; William E., the subject of this sketch; Emma, the wife of George Dunkelberger, of Pennsylvania; Ella, now Mrs. Warner, also of Pennsylvania; and Sally, the wife of George Dunkleberger, of Pennsylvania. These all attended the common schools of Pennsylvania and became well and favorably known in their several communities.
      William E. Seidel, our subject, received a good common school education, and at the age of eighteen years learned the hatter's trade, completing his apprenticeship in two years, and then he entered a foundry, where for six months he gained valuable experience. Then Mr. Seidel was attracted by the fine farming lands of the west and went to Sedalia, Missouri, where he was employed for a short period. Returning to the east, he located in Lincoln, Illinois, and became the barber in the State Asylum for Feeble Minded, remaining in that capacity for seven years, when he was given charge as outside supervisor, continuing in the duties of that position for the succeeding seven years, when he resigned in 1896 to accept the position as supervisor and general manager at the Odd Fellow's Orphans' Home. Careful and closely attentive to his duties, Mr. Seidel became thoroughly acquainted with all of the details of this work, and as general manager and superintendent of the grounds brings to bear his valuable experience. He is a competent gardener, and has one assistant, the balance of the work on the grounds being performed by the boys of the institution. His personality is strong and his energetic methods inspire imitation by the inmates. His success in directing their efforts has been most encouraging.
      Mr. Seidel has always belonged to the Democratic party and has been active in its work. He contributes liberally to the support of educational and religious enterprises and is a highly respected citizen. Socially he is connected with Lodge No. 345, I. O. O. F., of Lincoln. Mr Seidel is a man of ample means, owns forty acres of valuable timber land in Florida, a productive farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Edwards, Oklahoma, and a desirable residence property in Park Ridge, Chicago, all of which property he has amassed by his own efforts and judicious investments.
Child of William Edward & Catherine (nee Leseman) Seidel :
  1.1.3.-2.1. Ethel Seidel
 
  Born on March 10, 1903 in Oklahoma
Married John Stephen Burger Jr.
Died in September 1980 in Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at the age of 77 years
Buried in Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 75084617)
      On 9 Apr 1930, Ethel and John were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 440 East College, Blackwell, Kay County, OK, a home they rented for $17.50 per month. He was 28 (married at 21), she was 27 (married at 20). He was a mail order clerk, employed by the Post Office.
      On 3 Apr 1940, the census taker found Ethel and John living in 137 North Illinois, Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, a home they rented for $43 per month. He was 38, she was 37. Daughter Barbara Ann was 4. He was a postal inspector, employed by the US Post Office.
  John Stephen Burger Jr.
Born in 1901 in Oklahoma
      His father was born in Missouri, his mother in Illinois.
Died in 1975
Buried in Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 75084619)
Child of John Stephen, Jr. & Ehel (nee Seidel) Burger :
      1.1.3.-2.1.1. Barbara Ann Burger
1.1.3.-3. Henry F. Lesemann
  Born on October 12, 1867 in Washington County, Illinois
Married (1) Anna M. Hackett, on March 26, 1900 in Clay County, Illinois
            The daughter of Eliza Modlin
Married (2) Alamena L. Sanctuary
            The daughter of William & Adelaide (nee _?_) Sanctuary
Died on September 29, 1963 in Los Angeles County, California, at the age of 95 years
Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 106060450)
      On 9 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Henry and Anna living in dwelling 118, family 117, Alma, Marion County, IL, a farm they rented. Henry was 32, she was 23; they had been married two months. He was a farmer.
      For the 1910 census, Henry was enumerated 20 Apr 1910, living in 176 State Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT, where he was a roomer in the Alice D. Bradley household. He was 38 and single, described as a house carpenter.
His surname is spelled "Lesman" and indexed "Terman."
      When the census taker arrived on 7 Jan 1920, Henry and Alamena were living in 1072 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA, a home they owned. He was 52, she was 42. He was a carpenter.
      On 7 Apr 1930, Henry and Alamena were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 1072 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA, a home they owned, valued at $15,000. He was 62 (first married at 28), she was 54 (first married at 21). He was a carpenter and cabinet maker.
      On 5 Apr 1940, the census taker found Henry and Alamena living in 1072 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA, a home they owned, valued at $10,000. He was 72, she was 64. He was a cabinet maker with his own shop.
The family surname is spelled "Lesman"and indexed "Lesnan."
  Anna M. Hackett
Born on April 20, 1876 in Colorado
            The daughter of Eliza Modlin
            (her father was born in New York, her mother in Illinois)
She died on July 13, 1905 in Marion County, IL, at age 29 years
Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 92827804)
  Alamena L. Sanctuary
The daughter of William & Adelaide (nee _?_) Sanctuary
            Her parents were born in French Canada.
Born on February 21, 1875 in Vermont
Married (1) _?_ Gage in 1896.
Married (2) Henry F. Lesemann
Died on 15 June 15, 1959 in Orange County, California, at age 84 years
Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 106060392)
                  For the 1910 census, Alamena was enumerated 19 Apr 1910, living in
            dwelling 63, family 75, Thompsonville, Hartford County, CT,
            a home she owned with a mortgage.
            She was 34 and widowed, with her own income.
1.1.3.-4. James Leo Lesemann, Sr.
  Born in September 1869 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Emily I. Sherick, probably in the year before April 16, 1906
      For the 1910 census, James and Emily were enumerated 16 Apr 1910, living in 740 N. Randolph, Champaign, Champaign County, IL, a house they owned with a mortgage. He was 40, she was 34; they had been married six years and were the parents of one child. James L. jr. was one year old. He was a carpenter.
      When the census taker arrived on 2 Jan 1920, James and Emily were living in 1006 N. Randolph Street, Champaign, Champaign County, IL, a home they owned with a mortgage. He was 46, she was 41. James was 11 and Mary K. was 2-7/12. He was a house carpenter.
      On 14 Apr 1930, James and Emily were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 1006 N. Randolph Street, Champaign, Champaign County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $5500. He was 57 (married at 32), she was 46 (married at 21). Mary was 12 and James L. was 21. He is described as married, at age 19, but no wife is included in the household. The older James was a house carpenter, the younger a chauffeur for a taxi company.
      On 18 Apr 1940, the census taker found James and Emily living in 1006 N. Randolph Street, Champaign, Champaign County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $4000. James Sr. was 70, Emily was 62. James Jr. was 32, his wife Ruth was 25 and their daughter Laura was 12. Sr. was a carpenter who built private homes, Jr. was a department store salesman.
  Emily I. Sherick
The daughter of Martin & Catherine (nee _?_) Scherick
Born in July 1880 in Illinois
Her father was born in Indiana, her mother in Ireland.
Children of James L. & Emily I. (nee Sherick) Lesemann :
  1.1.3.-4.1. James Leo Lesemann, Jr.
 
  Born on July 8, 1908 in Illinois
Married Ruth Marie Conn, in 1928
Died on December 19, 1980 in Santa Clara County, California, at the age of 72 years
  Ruth Marie Conn
The daughter of John F. & Alice (nee _?_ ) Conn
Born on October 18, 1910 in Illinois
Died on November 27, 1986 in Santa Clara County, California, at the age of 76 years
Children of James Leo, Jr. & Ruth Marie (nee Conn) Lesemann :
  1.1.3.-4.1.1. Laura Jean Lesemann
 
  Born on 14 Oct 1928 in Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois
Married Fred A. Lico, son of (--?--) Felice,
    on 17 Oct 1953 in Santa Clara County, CA.
Died on April 21, 1994 in her home, San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA,
    at the age of 65 years (of cancer).
San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California ~ May 2, 1994
LAURA LICO, 65, TEACHER WHO HAD LOVE FOR LEARNING
      As a flight attendant from the heartland at midcentury, Laura Jean Leseman wanted to do more than just fly to California.
      She got her wish when United Airlines based her in San Mateo, but then she met Fred A. Lico and had to make a choice.
      She chose Lico and a marriage that lasted for 40 years until her death of cancer at age 65 on April 21 in her San Jose home.
      Laura Lico was not content to be only a homemaker, said her husband, whose family owned the San Martin Winery and who rose to become its president before retiring. She was born in Champaign, Ill., home of the University of Illinois, where she obtained her bachelor's degree. In San Jose, she enrolled at San Jose State University and earned her teaching credential.
      For several years, Mrs. Lico taught the primary grades at Sacred Heart School as the first lay teacher in the Catholic diocese.
      She also taught in San Jose Unified School District and was an early participant in the SJS School of Education demonstration program designed to help teachers use television in the classroom.
      "She was one who loved to learn," Fred Lico said. "She continually wanted to be going to school," so she took graduate courses in teaching and counseling at Santa Clara University. Mrs. Lico didn't push her two sons into higher education, said her husband, but she made sure they understood the value of it. James, a Stanford University graduate, is a lawyer in San Francisco, and Steven, a UCLA graduate, is a vice president for Chase Manhattan Bank.
      In the 1950s, Mrs. Lico's family followed her to California, and her late father and mother operated Leseman Carpet Co. in downtown San Jose.
      She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at the University of Illinois, and she belonged to Clipped Wings, the association for former flight attendants.
      Golf was her game, her husband said. She was a good player, he said, competing in women's events at Almaden Country Club and Monterey Peninsula Country Club. ''Wherever we went, we brought our golf clubs," he said. "We spent a lot of quality time together on the golf course."
[] Born: Oct. 14, 1928, Champaign, Ill.
[] Died: April 21, 1994, San Jose, Calif.
[] Survived by: Husband, Fred A. Lico of San Jose; sons and daughters-in- law, James and Margaret Lico of San Francisco, Steven and Beth Ann Lico of New Canaan, Conn.; grandson, Maxwell Francis Lico.
[] Services: Have been held.
[] Memorial: Donations may be made to O'Connor Hospital Foundation, 2105 Forest Ave., San Jose, Calif. 95128 or a charity of choice.
  Fred A. Lico
Born on January 21, 1924 in Santa Clara County, California
Children of Fred A. & Laura Jean (nee Lesemann) Lico :
      1.1.3.-4.1.1.-1. James Lico ~ Married Margaret _?_
      1.1.3.-4.1.1.-2. Steven Lico ~ Married Beth Ann _?_
  1.1.3.-4.2. Mary Katherine Lesemann
 
  Born in 1917 in Champaign County, Illinois
Died on June 20, 1938 in Morgan County, Illinois
1.1.3.-5. Albert L. Lesemann
  Born on April 1, 1872 in Illinois
Married (1) Neenah Jean Hastings, probably in the year before June 28, 1900.
            The daughter of Walter W. & Jane E. (nee Welch) Hastings
Married (2) Anna M. Heinecke, before 1956
            The daughter of Franz & Hermine (nee Hunneman) Heinecke
Died on April 30, 1962 in Polyclinic Hospital, City and County of San Francisco, CA., at the age of 90 years
Buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 139669623)
      On 28 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Albert and Neenah living in dwelling 337, family 340, Dana, La Salle County, IL, where they were boarders in the Sarah Wright household. Wm. Leseman was 24, his brother Albert L. was 27, and Nena J. was 26. Albert and Nena had been married less than a year, and had no children. Wm. was a school teacher while Albert was a school principal.
      On 14 Apr 1930, Albert and Neenah were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 648 Camino Real, Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA, a home they owned, valued at $25,000. They were both 58, married at 27. Daughter Neenah K. Slade was 27 (married at 24), her husband Gordon L. Slade was 25 (married at 22); their daughter Jeanina was 11/12. Daughter Jean A. Lesseman was 22 and single. Albert was the general manager of a business college. Gordon was a professional baseball player.
      On 17 Apr 1940, the census taker found Albert and Neenah living in 648 Camino Real, Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA, a home they owned, valued at $20,000. He was 68, she was 65. Granddaughter Jeanina Slade, age 10, lived with them. He was the general manager of a business college.
  On 27 May 1916 the following appeared in the the San Francisco Chronicle
MANY BUY HOMES AT REDWOOD CITY
      Prominent San Franciscans Choose Redwood Highlands for Houses Amid the Oaks Redwood City, May 26. -- Lying west of the State highway and noticeable even among the many beautiful spots down the peninsula because of the sturdy oaks that dot it, Redwood Highlands has attracted a particularly fine type of residents to Redwood City. It is one of the best-lighted subdivisions in San Mateo county, a striking effect having been produced by placing the light among the trees.
      But five minutes' walk from the station and a ten-minute hike from the foothills, with well paved streets and cement sidewalks, the Highlands offers a distinct lure to the homeseeker. Among those who have purchased homes in the tract are the following:
. . . , Albert L. Lesseman, superintendent of Heald's Business College, San Francisco.
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On 7 Mar 1945 the following appeared in the the Sacramento Bee
Heald's Business College Posts Are Filled
      J. F. Sterner, former principal of Heald's Business College, was named manager of the Sacramento unit at a meeting of the board of directors. Sterner fills the post formerly held by the late Luke W. Peart.
      At the same meeting, the board elected A. L. Lesseman of San Francisco, former vice president and secretary of the college, to fill Peart's position as president. Lesseman has been with Heald's since 1906.
      Peart died February 17th after suffering a heart attack several days previously.
  Neenah Jean Hastings
The daughter of Walter W. & Jane E. (nee Welch) Hastings
Born on November 10, 1874 in Illinois
Died on June 9, 1953 in Santa Clara County, California, at the age of 78 years
      When the census taker arrived on 17 Jan 1920, Neenah was living in 2073 Hillhurst, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, a home she rented. She was 45 and married. Her daughters Neenah and Jean were both 18. She was a public school teacher; her daughters were motion picture actresses. The family surname is indexed "Leaseman."
Children of Albert L. & Neenah Jean (nee Hastings) Lesseman, both born in NE :
  1.1.3.-5.1. Neenah K. Lesemann
 
  Probably born in the year before April 14, 1903
Married Gordon Leigh Slade, on February 22, 1928 in Carmel, Monterey County, California
They were divorced on July 17, 1942 in San Mateo, San Mateo County, California
              Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California ~ July 18, 1942
Mrs. Gordon Slade is Given Divorce Decree
San Mateo, July 18 -- (UP) -- Mrs. Neenah K. Slade, wife of Gordon (Oskie) Slade, former University of Oregon, Pacific Coast and major league infielder, obtained an interlocutory degree of divorce in the San Mateo superior court. She charged extreme cruelty. Mrs. Slade was given custody of their minor daughter, Jeanina, and awarded $30 a month for support of the child.
      The couple were married in Carmel February 22, 1928, and separated January 1, 1941. Mrs. Slade's Father, A. L. Lesseman, is president of Heald Business Collage (sic), San Francisco and San Jose.
  Gordon Leigh Slade
The son of Frederick Arthur & Lillian (nee Taylor) Slade
Born on October 9, 1904 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Died on January 2, 1974 in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 69 years and was cremated. The location of his ashes is unknown.
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 60859000)
      On 9 Apr 1940, the census taker found Gordon living in Maupin Township, Wasco County, OR, He was 30 and married, but his wife was not enumerated with him. He was a travelling salesman for a private school b???
            Children of Gordon Leigh & Neenah K. (nee Lesemann) Slade :
  1.1.3.-5.1.1. Jeanina K. Slade
                     Married (1) Donald E. McCaslin
                     Married (2) Kenneth R. Martin
  Donald E. McCaslin
Born on 25 Oct 1927
Died on March 26, 1991 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, MI,
      at the age of 63 years
Buried in Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park South,
      Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, MI.
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 74097108)
  Children of Donald E. & Jeanina K. nee Slade) McCaslin :
      1.1.3.-5.1.1.-1. Jean Marie McCaslin
      1.1.3.-5.1.1.-2. Matthew Albert McCaslin
      1.1.3.-5.1.1.-3. Donald P. McCaslin
  1.1.3.-5.2. Jean A. Lesemann
 
  Probably born in the year before April 14, 1908
Married Llewellyn R. Snyder, on December 29, 1932 in City and County of San Francisco, CA.
  On 15 Feb 1929 the following appeared in the the San Francisco Chronicle
"Spindrift" to Star Pickford Cousin
      Jeanne Lesseman, cousin of Mary Pickford, will have the role of Janie Hall in "Spindrift" at the Playhouse, Womer's City Club, 165 Post Street, tonight. Pansie Robertson had the part last night, at the first performance of the play, which Oliver Morosco produced with the students of his school in the principal roles.
  Llewellyn R. Snyder
The son of Edwin R. & Sarah (nee Llewellyn) Snyder
Born on November 16, 1906 in Santa Clara County, California
Died on July 16, 1969 in Alameda County, California, at the age of 62 years
  Anna M. Heinecke
The daughter of Franz & Hermine (nee Hunneman) Heinecke
Born on January 5, 1902 in Germany
Died on August 13, 1970 in Mary's Help Hospital, Daly City, San Mateo County, California
      at the age of 68 years (of liver failure, due to obstructive hepatic biliary ducht disease)
Buried on August 17, 1970 in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, CA.
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 139669766)
1.1.3.-6. William Gerald Lesemann
  Born on September 20, 1875 in Washington County, Illinois
Married (1) Adelaide _?_ probably in the year before April 22, 1904
Married (2) Pearl York Hardinge, on August 14, 1915, in the New England Congregational Church,
            Chicago, Cook County, IL.
Married (3) Emma Duerrwaechter, about 1927
Died on March 19, 1942 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at the age of 66 years
Buried on March 23, 1942 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 139808449)
      He and Adelaide (--?--) had one child who died before 1910.
      For the 1910 census, William and Adelaide were enumerated 22 Apr 1910, living in 127 McKee Street, Batavia, Kane County, IL, a house they rented. He was 34, she was 35; they had been married six years and were the parents of one child, who had died.
      William Gerald Lesemann filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 42, while living in 3424 Elaine Place, Chicago, Cook County, IL. He was described as being tall and slender, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was a lawyer. His surname is spelled and signed "Lesemann."
      When the census taker arrived on 28 Jan 1920, William and Pearl were living in 2218 Foster Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a house they owned with a mortgage. He was 44, she was 35. Living with them were daughters Lorna S., age 3; and Edna M., age 1-1/12. He was a lawyer. On 9 Apr 1930, William and Emma were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 4815 St. Anthony Court, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a house they owned, valued at $8000. He was 54, she was 47 (first married at 44). Living with them were his children Lorna, age 13; Edna Mae, age 11; and William Jr., age 9. He was an attorney.
      On 2 Apr 1940, the census taker found William and Emma living in 4632 Magnolia Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a home they rented for $60 per month. He was 64, she was 44. Son William was 19 and sister Alice was 58. They had all lived in Chicago in 1935. Son William was a shoe assembler in a factory.
  Adelaide _?_
Born before April 22, 1875 in Illinois
Her father was born in Wisconsin, her mother in Massachusetts.
Child of William Gerald and Adelaide (nee _?_) Lesemann :
            1.1.3.-6.1. Infant Lesemann
                        Born about 1907 in Illinois
                        Died before April 22, 1910 in Illinois
  Pearl York Hardinge
The daughter of Frederick Yorke & Susan E. (nee Kingsley) Harding
            Her parents were born in England.
Probably born in the year before January 28, 1885, & probably in Canada
Immigrated in 1898 and was naturalized before 1920.
Died on July 22, 1926 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Buried on July 24, 1926 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 139808781)
Children of William Gerald and Pearl York (nee Hardinge) Lesemann :
  1.1.3.-6.2. Lorna Susan Lesemann
 
  Born on February 7, 1917 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Died on September 25, 1935 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at the age of 18 years
Buried on September 28 1935 in Niles Center Cemetery, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 139809216)
  1.1.3.-6.3. Edna Mae Lesemann
 
  Born on December 27, 1918 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Married Warren Borchert Hanke, on January 29, 1942 in Cook County, Illinois
Died on November 5, 2008, in her home, Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky,
      at the age of 89 years and was cremated. The disposition of her ashes is unknown.
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 139829815)
              Cadiz Record, Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky ~ November 11, 2008
      Edna Mae Lesemann Hanke, 89, of Cadiz, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at 11:45 p.m., at her home of natural causes. There will be no services. Mrs. Hanke was born on December 28, 1918, in Chicago, Ill. She was the daughter of the late William R. and Pearl Harding Lesemann.
      Mrs. Hanke was a retired legal Secretary; a member of the Widowed Persons Group; and a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church.
      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Borchert Hanke; a son, Warren R. Hanke; and a brother, William Lesemann.
      Survivors include a son, Brian Hanke of St. Charles, Mo.; and a daughter, Joan Hanke-Woods of Chicago, Ill.
 
            The Kentucky New Era
CADIZ, Ky. -- There will be no services for Edna Mae Lesemann Hanke, 89, Cadiz, who died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at her home of natural causes. The body is being cremated. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
      On 5 Apr 1940, the census taker found Edna living in 4045 Warwick, Chicago, Cook County, IL, where she was a boarder in the Edris F. Mudge home. She was 21 and single, and was a stenographer employed by an insurance company.
  Warren Borchert Hanke
The son of Albert Charles & Marcia Emma (nee Borchert) Hanke
Born on January 4, 1921 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Enlisted in the armed forces of the United States on January 31, 1943, & was discharged January 2, 1947.
Died on August 13, 1983 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, at the age of 62 years
Children of Warren Borchert & Edna Mae (nee Lesemann) Hanke :
            1.1.3.-6.3.1. Warren R. Hanke - died before 2008
            1.1.3.-6.3.2. Brian Hanke
            1.1.3.-6.3.3. Joan Hanke
  1.1.3.-6.4. William Hardinge Lesemann
 
  Born on December 14, 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Served in the US Navy aboard the USS Cobbler (SS344)
Died on July 28, 1993 in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, at the age of 72 years
  Emma Duerrwaechter
The daughter of Alexander Ludwig & Catherine (nee Thiel) Duerrwaechter
            Her father was born in Germany, her mother in Ohio.
Born on January 16 1883 in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Died in November 1969 in Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, at age of 86 years
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 139808972)
1.1.3.-7. Alice M. Lesemann
  Born in December 1881 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Charles Jennings on November 13, 1942 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
1.1.3.-8. Walter Robert Lesemann
  Born on May 17, 1885 in Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois
Married Clara Magdalene Klein, on November 30, 1909 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Died in 1951
Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 92827403)
      For the 1910 census, Walter and Clara were enumerated 15 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 22, family 22, Kinmundy Township, Marion County, IL, a farm they rented. He was 25, she was 26; they had been married less than a year, and had no children. 17 year old John Wilson lodged with them. He was a farmer. The family surname is indexed as "Lessman."
      Walter Robert Leseman filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 33, while living in Alma, Marion County, IL. He was described as tall and slender, with blue eyes and dark hair. He was a farmer, presumably self-employed. He signed the card "Walter Robert Leseman."
      When the census taker arrived on Jan 1920, Walter and Clara were living in dwelling 18, family 19, Alma Township, Marion County, IL, a home they rented. He was 35, she was 37, Mable was 9 and George was 7. He was a farmer.
      On 5 Apr 1930, Walter and Clara were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 1342 Calumet Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, an apartment they rented for $35 per month. He was 44 (married at 24), she was 47 (married at 26). Their children were Mable, age 19; George, age 17; and Walter T., age 8. Walter and Clara were both real estate brokers.
      On 8 May 1940, the census taker found Walter and Clara living in 1816 Santa Ynez, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, an apartment they rented for $27 per month. He was 55, she was 57. Son Walter J. was 18, and mother-in-law Susie Klein was 8 and widowed. The family surname is indexed "Teseman". They had all lived in Los Angeles in 1935. He was a salesman of light fixtures.
  Clara Magdalene Klein
The daughter of Nickolis G. & Susie (nee Thelen) Kline
Born on September 17, 1882 in Geneva, Kane County, Illinois
Died on September 28, 1971 in St. Anthony Center, Houston, Harris County, TX., at the age of 89 years
            (of cerebrovascular accident due to cerebrovascular insufficiency)
Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 92827404)
Children of Walter Robert & Clara Magdalene (nee Klein) Leseman :
  1.1.3.-8.1. Mabel L. Lesemann
 
  Born on October 18, 1910 in Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois
Married Alden Maurice Mann, after August 30, 1932 in Los Angeles County, California
She and Alden Maurice Mann were divorced.
Married Walter Sallee Brooks, on July 30, 1964 in San Bernardino County, California
Died on November 28, 2007 in her home, Yucaipa, San Bernardino County, CA, at age 97 years
Buried in Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino County, California
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 23386703)
Obituary :
Mabel L. Brooks, 97, passed away at her home. She moved to San Bernardino in 1935. Mabel retired from the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Office where she served as Office Manager for 15 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Yucaipa Chapter #560 and served as a Docent for the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands. Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Brooks; son Larry Mann; and brother, George Leseman. She is survived by her daughter Lora Pry and her husband Jim of Redlands; daughter-in-law Janie Mann of Nipomo; brother, Walter Leseman and his wife Margie of Houston, Texas; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; her devoted caregiver Helen, and many kind neighbors and close friends.
      On Apr 1940, the census taker found Mabel and Alden living in 4350 Ohio Street, San Diego, San Diego County, CA, a home they rented for $40 per month. He was 28, she was 29, son Lawrence was 1. They had both completed four years of high school, and lived in Los Angeles in 1935. Alden was an assistant manager for a finance company.
  Alden Maurice Mann
The son of Frank Eddy & Edna Marie (nee Williams) Mann
Born on January 25, 1911 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Married (1) Mabel L. Lesemann
Married (2) Irene Sullivant on May 6, 1960 in Riverside County, California
            He was 48, she was 39.
Died on June 30, 1990 in San Bernardino County, CA, at the age of 79 years
            (SSDI has 29 Jun 1990)
  Children of Alden Maurice & Mabel L. (nee Lesemann) Mann :
  1.1.3.-8.1.1. Lawrence Alden Mann
  Born on August 13, 1938 in San Bernardino County, CA
Married (1) Jacquelyn J. Powers on December 21, 1957
     in San Bernardino County, CA.       They were both 19.
Married (2) Carol J. Cunningham on May 6, 1965
      in San Bernardino County, CA.       He was 26, she was 25.
Died on May 25, 2007 in Nipomo, San Luis Obispo County, CA, at age 68.
  1.1.3.-8.1.2. Lora Lynne Mann
  Married James Wilson Pry
  Walter Sallee Brooks
The son of Robert H. & Rosana Isabel (nee Sallee) Brooks
Born on December 24, 1905 in Weiser, Washington County, Idaho
Married (1) Florence W. _?_
Married (2) Mabel L. (nee Lesemann) Mann
Died on September 27, 1970 in San Bernardino County, CA, at age 64
Buried in Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino County, CA.
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 128594232)
      On 5 Apr 1930, Walter and Florence were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 918 A Avenue, La Junta, Otero County, CO, a home they rented. He was 21 (married at 21), she was 23 (married at 20) Daughter Elsie Rose was 6/12. He was a car carpenter employed by a railroad.
      On 22 Apr 1940, the census taker found Walter and Florence living in 1143 South Ditman Avenue, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, a house they rented for $38 per month. He was 34, Florence R. was 33. Daughter Elsie R. was 10 and Elaine J. was 5. His mother, Rosa I., was 56 and widowed. A lodger lived with them. He was a car carpenter for a steam railroad.
  1.1.3.-8.2. George W. Lesemann
 
  Born on July 4, 1912 in Illinois
Married Frances Jean _?_
Died on August 16, 1999 in Laguna Hills, Orange County, California, at the age of 87 years
      On 6 Apr 1940, the census taker found George and Frances living in 610-4 Kenmore Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, an apartment they rented for $40 per month. He was 27, she was 25. They had both lived in Los Angeles in 1935. He was a policeman employed by an airplane manufacturer. She was a dental assistant.
      Frances Jean _?_ was probably born on August 10, 1914, & probably in MN.
She died on October 20, 2007 in Fountain Valley, Orange County, CA, at the age of 93 years
  1.1.3.-8.3. Robert Lawrence Lesemann
 
  Born in 1914
Died in 1916
Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 92827402)
  1.1.3.-8.4. Walter T. Lesemann
 
  Born on January 24, 1922 in Illinois
Married Margie _?_

1.1.6. Friederich Moritz Ludwig LESEMANN
  Born on June 9, 1839 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany". or "Berg Kirche."
Married (1) Elizabeth Grote in 1861
      She was the daughter of Wm. Grote and Augusta (nee _?_)
Married (2) Mathilda Poehler on May 7, 1868
      She was the daughter of Fredrick Poehler and Cristine (nee _?_)
Died on October 17, 1903 in his home, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, at the age of 64 years
Buried in Greenwood (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117609786)
See : Obituary of Frederick Leseman
      When the census taker arrived on 8 Jul 1870, Friederich and Mathilda were living in dwelling 166, family 166, Township 1, Range 2, Washington County, IL, owning real estate valued at $3000 and personal property worth 900. He was 30, she was 22. Living with them were Augusta, age 7; Matilda, age 5, and Louis, age 1.
The family surname appears to be spelled "Leaseman", and is indexed "Learseman."
      On 11 Jun 1880, the census taker found Friederich and Mathilda living in dwelling 85, family 93, Nashville, Washington County, IL. He was 42, she was 37. Their children were Mathilde, age 15; Louis, age 11; Philip, age 9; Samuel, age 5; and Emilie, age 2. The previous household was headed by Friederich Poehler - Mathilde's father?
      On 6 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Friederich and Mathilda living in Elm Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a house they owned. He was 61, she was 52. They had been married 32 years, and were the parents of six children, five living. At home was Frederick, age 19. He and Mathilda Poehler had five sons and one daughter; one died before 1900.
  Elizabeth Grote
Probably born in the year before July 20, 1842, & probably in "Germany."
She died in 1866
Probably buried in Greenwood (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, IL.
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 118369690)
Children of Friederich Moritz Ludwig & Elizabeth (nee Grote) Lesemann :
  1.1.6.-1. Infant Lesemann
1.1.6.-2. Augusta Sophia Lesemann
1.1.6.-3. Mathilde Lesemann
  Mathilda Poehler
Born on October 13, 1848 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
Died on February 2, 1940 in Granite City, Madison County, IL, at the age of 91 years
Buried in Greenwood (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 118369361)
     For the 1910 census, Mathilda was enumerated 21 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 200, family 201, Nashville, Washington County, IL, she was 62 and widowed, the mother of six children, five still living. She lived alone.
     On 14 Apr 1930, Mathilda was enumerated in the 1930 census living in 504 W. Elm, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home she owned, valued at $1200. She was 84 and widowed, living alone.
Children of Friederich Moritz Ludwig & Mathilda (nee Poehler) Lesemann :
  1.1.6.-4. Louis F. W. Lesemann
1.1.6.-5. Philip Benjamin Lesemann
1.1.6.-6. Infant son Lesemann
1.1.6.-7. Samuel Julius Lesemann
1.1.6.-8. Amelia Christine Lesemann
1.1.6.-8. Frederick Joseph Lesemann

1.1.6.-1. Infant Lesemann
  Born about 1862
Probably died sometime before July 8, 1870, & probably in Washington County, Illinois
1.1.6.-2. Augusta Sophia Lesemann
  Born on July 9, 1863 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Fred W. Hoffman on September 9, 1880
Died on August 14, 1908 in her home, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, at the age of 45 years
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117733200)
See : Obituary of Augusta Sophia Hoffman
      On 11 Jun 1880, the census taker found Augusta living in dwelling 21, family 23, Nashville, Washington County, IL. living in the household of Henry Holston.
  Fred W. Hoffman
Born in August 1856 in Illinois
His parents were born in Germany.
      For the 1910 census, Fred was enumerated 21 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 189, family 190, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a house he rented. He was 53 and widowed, living alone. He was a laborer who worked at odd jobs.
Children of Fred W. & Augusta Sophia (nee Lesemann) Hoffman :
  1.1.6.-2.1. Ernst Wilhelm Hoffman
 
  Born on June 15, 1881 in North Prairie, Washington County, Illinois
Married Bertha F. _?_ in 1906
Died in 1922
Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 108671001)
      For the 1910 census, Ernst and Bertha were enumerated 4 May 1910, living in dwelling 3, family 3, Scott Township, Henry County, IA, a home they rented. Earnest W. was 28, she was 26; they had been married four years and were the parents of one child. Lingarid was 3. Earnest was a farm laborer.
      Ernst Wilhelm Hoffman filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 37, while living in Columbus Junction, Louisa County, IA. He was described as being of medium height and stout build, with blue eyes and light hair. He was self-employed as a farmer.
  Bertha F. _?_
Probably born in the year before May 4, 1884, & probably in "Germany."
Died in 1929
Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 108670979)
Child of Ernst Wilhelm & Bertha F. Hoffman :
  1.1.6.-2.1.1. Lingard Hoffman
  Born in 1905 in Illinois
Died in 1922
Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 108671020)
  1.1.6.-2.2. Reinhard Arthur "Ren" Hoffman
 
  Born on August 10, 1885 in Illinois
Married Cina E. Bruner on August 8, 1905 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri
His father, Fred W. Hoffmann, signed the consent form, as Ren was only 20 at the time of the marriage.
      For the 1910 census, Reinhard and Cina were enumerated 19 Apr 1910, living in 104 Eighth Street, Anderson, Madison County, IN, where they boarded with the James W. Hunter family. Ren A. was 24, Cina was 21; they had been married four years and were the parents of one child, Frederick age 1. Ren was the manager of a realty company.
      Reinhard Arthur "Ren" Hoffman filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 33, while living in 1718 Eleventh Avenue, Greeley, Weld County, CO. He was described as being of medium height and build, with blue eyes and blond hair. He was self-employed in real estate. He signed the card Ren Arthur Hoffman.
      When the census taker arrived on 5 Jan 1920, Reinhard and Cina were living in 1718 Eleventh Avenue, Greeley, Weld County, CO, a house they owned. He was 34, she was 36; son Frederick was 11, and Raymond was 8.
  Cina E. Bruner
Born in 1883 in Illinois
      Her father was born in Pennsylvania, her mother in Illinois.
She died on 7 Feb 1928 in Greeley, Weld County, Colorado
Buried in Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Weld County, Colorado
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 65224010)
Child of Reinhard Arthur "Ren" & Cina E. (nee Bruner) Hoffman :
  1.1.6.-2.2.1. Frederick F. Hoffman
  Probably born in the year before April 19, 1909.
  1.1.6.-2.2.2. Raymond Hoffman
  Probably born in the year beforeJanuary 5, 1912.
  1.1.6.-2.3. Lingard Hoffman
 
  Born in May 1900 in Nameoki Township, Madison County, ILllinois
He is said to have died "in infancy" in Nameoki Township, Madison County, IL, after June 13, 1900.
1.1.6.-3. Mathilde Lesemann
  Born on August 19, 1865 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Carl F. Mueller before April 29, 1904
Died on November 16, 1933 in Granite City, Madison County, Illinois, at the age of 68 years
      On 18 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Mathilde living in 4934 Berlin Avenue, St. Louis, City of St. Louis, MO, in the household of Thomas West, where she was employed as a cook.
      For the 1910 census, Mathilde and Carl were enumerated 26 Apr 1910, living in Edwardsville Road, Granite City, Madison County, IL, a house they owned with a mortgage. They were both 44, had been married six years, and were the parents of one child, Philip, age 3. Carl was a trimmer working for a stamping company.
      When the census taker arrived on 29 Jan 1920, Mathilde and Carl were living in 2422 25th Street, Collinsville, Madison County, IL, a house they owned with a mortgage. They were both 54. Living with them were their sons Philip, age 13, and Charles, age 1-11/12. Carl was a laborer in a rolling mill.
      On 14 Apr 1930, Mathilde was enumerated in the 1930 census living in 2675 Washington Avenue, Granite City, Madison County, IL, a house she owned, valued at $3000. She was 65 and widowed. Living with her were her sons Philip, age 23, and Charles, age 12. No one in the household was employed; both Philip and Charles had attended school within the year.
  Carl F. Mueller
Born on July 2, 1865 in "Germany."
He immigrated in 1893.
Died on September 20, 1927 in Granite City, Madison County, IL, at age 62 years
Buried on September 23, 1927 in Sunset Hill Memorial Estate, Glen Carbon, Madison County, IL
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 140239360)
Children of Carl F. & Mathilde (nee Lesemann) Mueller :
  1.1.6.-3.1. Philip Mueller
 
  Born before April 26, 1907 in Madison County, Illinois
      On 10 Apr 1940, the census taker found Philip living in 5323 Broadway, St. Louis, City of St. Louis, MO, where he was a lodger in the John Sulmnicht household. Philip was 33 and single. He had completed three years of college and was employed as a pharmacist in a drug store.
  1.1.6.-3.2. Charles Mueller
 
  Born in December 1918 in Missouri
His age on the 1920 census was 1-11/12.
1.1.6.-4. Rev. Louis F. W. Lesemann
  Born on April 1, 1869 in Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
Married (1) Martha Eleanor Tiemann, on June 2, 1898 in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri
Married (2) Olive Brown Horn, on September 7, 1933 in Thornidke Hilton Chapel,
                  the University of Chicago Campus, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Died on April 22, 1941 in the Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
            at the age of 72 years after an illness of ten days.
See : Obituary of Rev. Louis F. W. Lesemann
      On 2 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Louis and Martha living in 8748 Emerald Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a house they rented. He was 31, she was 32; they had been married two years and were the parents of one child: Maurice T., age 6/12. Louis F. was a M. E. clergyman.
      For the 1910 census, Louis and Martha were enumerated 17 May 1910, living in 116 Madison, La Grange, Cook County, IL, a house they rented. He was 41, she was 42; they had been married 11 years and were the parents of two children: Maurice T., age 10; and Wilbur F., age 6. A servant, Marie Farmer, lived with them. Louis F. W. was a clergyman in the Methodist church. When the census taker arrived on 15 Jan 1920, Louis and Martha were living in 4949 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a home they rented. He was 50, she was 51. Living with them were their children, Maurice, age 20; and Wilbur, age 15; as well as a sister-in-law, Talitha Tiemann, age 49 and single. The family surname is spelled and indexed "Lessemann". Louis was a clergyman, president of a training school.
      On 23 Jun 1923 Rev. Lesemann left the port of New York aboard the "Orduna". He was to visit England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Palestine, Egypt, Holland, Belgium, Austria, and Turkey (Constantinople). He returned aboard the "Frederik VIII" from Copenhage, arriving 17 Sep 1923.
      On 15 Apr 1930, Louis was enumerated in the 1930 census living in 4949 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a home they rented for $40 per month. He was 61(married at 29), "Gladys" was 62 (married at 30) Living with them were Wilbur F., age 26, and Talitha Tiemann, age 58. Louis F. W. was a minister of education at a Christian School. Wilbur was a teacher at a private school.
      On 27 Apr 1940, the census taker found Louis and Olive living in 2429 Ridgeway, Evanston, Cook County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $12,000. He was 71, she was 68. Louis F. was a college professor.
  Martha Eleanor Tiemann
The daughter of Frederick & Philippine (nee Stahlhuth) Tiemann
Born in February 1868 in Missouri
Her father was born in Germany, her mother in Missouri.
Died on March 11, 1932 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at the age of 64 years
See : Obituary of Martha E. Lesemann
Children of Rev. Louis F. W. & Martha Eleanor (nee Tiemann) Lesemann :
  1.1.6.-4.1. Maurice Tiemann Lesemann
 
  Born on November 29, 1899 in Illinois
Married Marjorie Haskin, on June 14, 1926 in Chicago, Cook County, ILllinois
Died on October 2, 1981 in Los Angeles County, California, at the age of 81 years
      Maurice Tiemann Lesemann filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 18, while living in 656 E. 51st Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL. He was described as being of medium height and slender build, with blue eyes and light brown hair.
      On 2 Apr 1930, Maurice and Marjorie were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 5421 Dorchester Ave., Chicago, Cook County, IL, an apartment they rented for $65 per month. He was 30 (married at 26), she was 29 (married at 25). Maurice was a copywriter for an advertising agency.
      On 30 Apr 1940, the census taker found Maurice and Marjorie living in 2342 Panorama Drive, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County, CA, a home they owned, valued at $6000. He was 40, she was 39, son Frederick was 3. Maurice was a copywriter for an advertising agency. The family surname is spelled and indexed "Lessemann."
  Marjorie Haskin
The daughter of Daniel &Florence R. (nee Poulton) Haskin
Born on January 21, 1901 in Illinois
      Her parents were also born in Illinois.
      Her father was a "Haskil", her mother a "Poulton"
            (according to the California Death Records)
Died on June 21, 1992 in Los Angeles County, CA, at age 91.
Children of Maurice Tiemann & Marjorie (nee Haskin Lesemann :
  1.1.6.-4.1.1. Frederick William Lesemann
  Married Heidi _?_
  1.1.6.-4.2. Wilbur Lesemann
 
  Born on February 20, 1904 in Cook County, Illinois
Died on June 7, 1951 in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 47 years
Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, Clifornia
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 85450742)
 
  Olive Brown Horn
The daughter of John S. & Jemima (nee Grimes) Horn
Born on 17 February 17, 1872 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohios
Died on June 6, 1966 in the Methodist Old People's home, Chicago, Cook County, IL, at age 94.
See : Obituary of Olive B. Lesemann
      On 1 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Olive living in dwelling 28, family 28, Cicero, Cook County, IL, where she was a 28 year old boarder in the Joseph Langlalis household. Olive V. was a school teacher.
1.1.6.-5. Dr. Philip Benjamin Lesemann
  Born on August 1, 1871 in the farm home of his parents, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
Married Anna M. Franzlau, on June 26, 1895 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Died on September 18, 1940 in his residence, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, at the age of 69 years
Buried on September 21, 1940 in Greenwood (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, llinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117609970)
See : Obituary of Dr. Philip B. Lesemann
  A biography published in 1912 in The History of Southern Illinois
PHILIP B. LESEMANN, D. D. S. A representative member of the dental fraternity in Nashville, one who holds high rank in his profession and whose ability and courtesy have won him the confidence and patronage of a large class of citizens, is Dr. Philip B. Lesemann. He comes of a pioneer German family whose identity with the United States dates from 1844, when its founders immigrated from the village of Bergkirche, Prussia, and established themselves in Washington county, Illinois. That historic year of the Mississippi flood Henry Lesemann expatriated himself from his native land and brought his family to the New World. His father was then an old man, and the family settlement was made some six miles northeast of Nashville, where, upon the Henry Huck farm, the father and mother and other members of the family lie buried. Henry's first wife died in young womanhood and his second one died about four years after their arrival in Illinois. Farming claimed Henry Lesemann after he came to the United States, but in his native Prussia he was a cabinet-maker and fashioned and finished spinning wheels. The children by his last marriage were: Louisa, who married Louis Wehking and both are deceased; Frederick, the father of the Doctor; Christiana, who married William Schlake, both being now deceased; and Ernst. He was a theological student in Boston when he died. The children of Henry's first wife were William, of Kinmundy, Illinois; and Mrs. Henry Steffen, who is deceased.
      Frederick Lesemann was born in 1838, and passed an uneventful life in the country near Nashville. Toward the evening of life he moved into the county seat and died there in 1903. He married (first) Louisa Grote, who died, the mother of Augusta, who passed away as Mrs. Fred Hoffman; and Matilda, now Mrs. Charles Millier, of Granite City, Illinois. For his second wife Mr. Lesemann married Matilda Poehler, who still survives, and the issue of this marriage were Rev. Louis, a graduate of Central Wesleyan College, at Warrenton, Missouri, and a degree man of the Biblical Institute of the Northwestern University, is a Methodist minister of Chicago, and married Miss Eleanor Tieman; Dr. Philip B., of Nashville; Samuel J., D. D. S., of Altamont, Illinois, and a graduate of the Louisville College of Dentistry; Amelia, the wife of Albert Lyons, of Granite City, Illinois; and Dr. Frederick J., a physician of Chicago, who is a graduate of Rush Medical College.
      Dr. Philip B. Lesemann was born in a country home near Nashville, August 1, 1871. While coming to mature years he had both rural and urban experience and his career in school was passed chiefly in the county seat. At twenty years of age he began his preparation for dentistry as a student in the Louisville College of Dentistry and took his diploma from that institution in June, 1895. He opened his office in Nashville the same year and his citizenship has been maintained here since. He is a member of the State Dental Society and is ex-president of the St. Clair District Dental Society. He is secretary and treasurer of the Bridget Hughes Hospital of Nashville, and has devoted his energy and his skill to the achievement of desirable results in his profession. He is in close touch with advanced thought, keeps thoroughly abreast of the advances made in dentistry, and has secured a practice of unmistakably representative character.
      On June 26, 1895, Dr. Lesemann was married to Miss Anna Franzlau, of Nashville. Her father and mother, Frederick and Minnie (Krumwieder) Franzlau, were German people, and the parents of Lizzie, wife of Dr. Krumsieck, of Nashville; Frank H.; engaged in the drug business at Manito, Illinois; William, of Hartford City, Indiana; Mrs. Lesemann; Ella, the wife of Rev. Charles Krugoff, residing at Jamestown, Missouri; Emma, who married Oscar Grote, of St. Louis; and Harry, a resident of Freeburg, Illinois. Dr. and Mrs. Lesemann have two children: Ralph, twelve years old; and Ferrol, who is four years his brother's junior. The family are members of the German Methodist church, of which Dr. Lesemann is steward.
      On 2 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Philip and Anna living in Maple Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a house they owned. They were both 28, married five years, the parents of two children, one of whom had died. The survivor was Ralph, age 6/12. He and Anna M. Franzlau had three children; one was born and died before 1900.
      For the 1910 census, Philip and Anna were enumerated 25 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 277, family 280, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a house they owned. They were both 38, and had been married 15 years. They were the parents of three children, two still living: Ralph F., age 10, and Ferrol, age 7 (female). Philip was a dentist.
      When the census taker arrived on 14 Jan 1920, Philip and Anna were living in 403 Main Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a house they owned. He was 48, she was 47. Living with them were Ralph, age 20; and Ferrol, age 17. Philip was a dentist.
      On 15 Apr 1930, Philip and Anna were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 508 W. St. Louis Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $6000. They were both 58. He was 24 when they married, she was 23. Son Ralph F. was 30, and daughter Ferol F. was 27. Philip was a dentist, Ralph was a lawyer in general practice, and Ferol was a high school teacher.
      On 12 Apr 1940, the census taker found Philip and Anna living in 508 W. St. Louis Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $5000. They were both 68. Son-in-law C. Russell Hileman was 35, and daughter Ferrol Hileman was 37. Philip was a dentist and Russell was a funeral director.
 
  Anna M. Franzlau
The daughter of Frederick & Minnie (nee Krumwieder) Franzlau
      Her parents were born in Germany
Born in April 1872 in Illinois
Died in 1957
Buried in Greenwood (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 118369935)
Children of Dr. Philip Benjamin & Anna M. (nee Franzlau) Lesemann :
  1.1.6.-5.1. Elvira Lesemann
 
  Born about 1897 in Washington County, Illinois
Died about 1899 in Washington County, Illinois
  1.1.6.-5.2. Ralph Frederick Lesemann
 
  Born on December 9, 1899 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Ruth Haney
Died on October 19, 1962 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, at the age of 62 years
Buried on October 23, 1962 in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 118370103)
See : Obituary of Ralph Frederick Lesemann
      Ralph Frederick Lesemann filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 18, while living in Nashville, Washington County, IL. He was described as being tall, and of slender build, with brown hair and eyes. He was 18, and a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana.
  1.1.6.-5.3. Ferrol Lesemann
 
  Probably born in the year before April 25, 1903 in Washington County, Illinois
Married C. Russell Hileman.
 
  C. Russell Hileman
Born on July 6, 1904 in Illinois
Died on May 9, 1993 in Centralia, Marion County, Illinois, at the age of 88 years
1.1.6.-6. Infant son Lesemann
  Born about 1873 in Washington County, Illinois
Died before June 11, 1880 in Washington County, Illinois
1.1.6.-7. Dr. Samuel Julius Lesemann
  Born on January 19, 1875 in Colorado
Married Elizabeth C. Thomas on August 21, 1901 in Morgan Park, Cook County, Illinois
            He was 26, she was 28.
Died in March 1964 in Illinois at the age of 89 years
      On 7 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Samuel living in dwelling 91, family 91, Altamont, Effingham County, IL, where he was a boarder in the home of Sarah Rice. He was 25 and single, employed as a dentist.
      For the 1910 census, Samuel and Elizabeth were enumerated Apr 1910, living in dwelling 30, family 30, Altamont, Effingham County, IL, a house they owned. Sam'l J. was 35, she was 36. They had been married nine years and were the parents of one child, Genevieve, age 7. He was a dentist.
      Dr. Samuel Julius Lesemann filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 43, while living in Altamont, Effingham County, IL. He was described as being of medium height and build, with blue eyes and dark brown hair. He was self-employed as a dentist.
      When the census taker arrived on 8 Jan 1920, Samuel and Elizabeth were living in 433 North Main, Altamont, Effingham County, IL, a house they owned. They were both 45. Living with them were Genevieve, age 16; and George G., age 9. He was a dentist with his own shop.
      On 12 Apr 1930, Samuel and Elizabeth were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 433 North Main, Altamont, Effingham County, IL, a house they owned, valued at $1500. They were both 56 (26 when married). Living with them were Genevieve, age 27; "Graydon G.", age 19; Jack L., age 5; and Robert, age 1-7/12. Samuel was a dentist. All family members are listed as "Leseman", but Jack L. and Robert should probably be Crouses, as should Genevieve, who was more likely their mother than their sister.
      On 18 Apr 1940, the census taker found Samuel and Elizabeth living in 403 N. Main, Altamont, Effingham County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $3500. He was 66, she was 67. A lodger, 26 year old Howard H. Peterson, lived with them. Samuel was a dentist.
 
  Elizabeth C. Thomas
Probably born in the year before April 1874, & probably in Illinois
Her father was born in Pennsylvania, her mother in Illinois.
Children of Dr. Samuel Julius & Elizabeth C. (nee Thomas) Lesemann :
  1.1.6.-7.1. Genevieve Lesemann
 
  Born on March 15, 1903 in Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois
Married Luke Crouse, in 1923 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois
She and Luke Crouse were divorced.
Died on December 7, 1996 at the age of 93 years
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 140393560)
State Journal-Register, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois ~ December 10, 1996
      Genevieve Lesemann Crouse, 93, of Springfield and Altamont died Saturday at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
      She was born March 15, 1903, in Altamont, the daughter of Dr. Samuel J. and Elizabeth C. Thomas Lesemann. She married Luke Crouse in 1923 in Urbana; he died in 1991. A graduate of Altamont High School, Mrs. Crouse earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master's degree from Colorado State University. Mrs. Crouse taught school in Altamont, Waverly, Stewardson and Tolono. She retired from the Department of Education after 20 years of service.
      She was a member of the Presbyterian Church; Rebekah and Odd Fellows Lodge in Altamont; Illinois Home Economists, where she edited the newsletter for over 30 years; Home Economists in Business; and Delta Kappa Gamma and Beta Lambda professional sororities. She also was treasurer of Chateau West Condominium Association for over 20 years.
      Survivors: two sons, Jack Crouse of Altamont and Robert Crouse of East Peoria; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont. Burial: Union Cemetery, Altamont. Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Parkway Christian Church, Springfield.
      On 20 Apr 1940, the census taker found Genevieve living in family 328, Waverly, Morgan County, IL, a house she rented for $20 per month. She was 36 and widowed. Son Jack L. was 15 and Bobby D. was 10. They had lived in Altamont in 1935. She was a home economics teacher in the township high schools. Her first name is indexed "Agnis."
  Luke Crouse
The son of Colonel & Florence (nee Kepley) Crouse
Born on July 10, 1900 in Louisville, Clay County, Illinois
He was a private in the US Arny during the Great War.
Died on December 14, 1991 in Jefferson Barracks Hospital,
            Oakville, St. Louis County, Missouri, at the age of 91 years
Buried in Shouse Chapel Cemetery, Bible Grove, Clay County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 19194316)
Olney Daily Mail, Olney, Richland County, Illinois
      Luke Crouse, 91, died Saturday December 14, 1991, at Jefferson Barricks (sic) Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
      Henson officiating. Burial will be Shouse Chapel Cemetery with military rites. Mr. Crouse was born June 10, 1900 in Clay County, IL, the son of Colonel and Florence Kepley Crouse.
      Mr. Crouse was a retired school teacher. He graduated from University of Illinois and was in the Calvary during World War I.
      Mr. Crouse is survived by seven sons, Gerald Crouse and Clarence Crouse both of Ingraham, James Crouse of Yuma, AZ, Luke Crouse, Jr. of Newton, Stanley Crouse of Ft. Campbell KY, Jack Crouse of Chicago and Robert Crouse of Peoria: three daughters, Georgia Ann Utley of Apache Junction, AZ, Ester Dieherber of O'Fallon, MO and Shirley K. Crouse of Newton; one sister, Delores Rickheart of Windfield, MO; 27 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
      Mr. Crouse was preceded in death by his parents, one half brother and one half sister.
Children of Luke & Genevieve (nee Lesemann) Crouse :
  1.1.6.-7.1.1. Jack Lesemann Crouse
  Born on March 16, 1925 in Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois
Married (1) Eleonaore Bieler
Married (2) Eleanor Sue Beckley, on July 9, 1983
    in Albany, Delaware Co., IN
Died on June 14, 2002 at the age of 77 years
Buried on June 17, 2002 in Union Cemetery, Altamont, Effingham Co., IL.
  Eleonaore Bieler
Born on March 6, 1928 in Sheridan, Madison County, MT.
Died in September 1981 in Park Ridge, Cook County, IL, at age 53.
Children of Jack L. & Eleonaore (nee Bieler) Crouse :
      1.1.6.-7.1.1.-1. Jack Lee Crouse
      1.1.6.-7.1.1.-2. Thomas Arthur Crouse ~ Married Natasha _?_
  Eleanor Sue Beckley
The daughter of
      Herman Franklin & Susannah Alice (nee Gough) Beckley
Born on October 6, 1940 in Albany, Delaware County, IN.
Died on April 2, 2005 in her home, Altamont, Effingham County, IL,
      at the age of 64 years
Buried in Union Cemetery, Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois
      (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 10737054)
Herald & Review, Decatur, Macon County, IL. ~ April 7, 2005
ALTAMONT -- Eleanor Sue Beckley-Crouse, 64, of Altamont died suddenly 3:24 p.m. Saturday (April 2, 2005) in her home.
      Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Jeff D. Van Dyke officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, and one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Altamont. Memorials: Altamont Living Museum or donor's choice.
      Mrs. Beckley-Crouse was born Oct. 6, 1940, near Albany, Ind., the daughter of Herman Franklin Beckley and Susannah Alice Gough-Beckley. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former member of Civic Theater Group, Muncie, Ind. She was musically gifted, had an intense interest in theater and symphony and was devoted to the arts. She loved reading and had a thirst for learning and continuing her education. She designed and crafted silver jewelry, loved gardening and was very devoted to her pets. She served on the United Way Board of Effingham County in capacities of the Grand Ball Committee, Campaign Committee and secretary to the board of directors from 1997 to 1999. While in Muncie, she was employed by Sonitrol Security Systems and Twoson Tool Co. She later moved to Park Ridge and was employed by Siemer Milling Co., Teutopolis, where she served as administrative assistant to the president from May 1995 to August 2000. Blackjack Knives also employed her in St. Elmo for a short time. She met Jack Lesemann Crouse in Chicago, while she was working at Kraft Foods. They were married July 9, 1983, on the front lawn of the family farm near Albany. He preceded her in death June 14, 2002.
      Surviving are her brothers, John Franklin Beckley and wife Sharon of Muncie; Larry Paul Beckley and wife Nancy of Albany; William Robert Beckley and wife Stacy of Delaware, Ohio; stepsons, Jack Lee Crouse of Honolulu, Hawaii; Thomas Arthur Crouse and wife Natasha of Antigo, Wis.; stepgrandchildren, Benjamin and Denise Anne Crouse of Antigo; several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
      Eleanor Beckley-Crouse knew no strangers, was kind and compassionate to everyone she met and had a keen interest in really getting to know them.
  1.1.6.-7.1.2. Robert D. Crouse
  Born on 14 September 1928 in Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois
            His age was recorded as 1-7/12 on the 1930 census.
Married Shirley A. Moschel, on March 5, 1960
            in East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois
Died on December 22, 2009 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center,
      Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois       at the age of 81 years
Buried on January 4, 2010 in Fondulac Cemetery,
      East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 46450322)
Journal Star,, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois ~ January 1, 2010
EAST PEORIA - Robert D. Crouse, age 81, of East Peoria passed away at 11:33 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
      He was born Sept. 14, 1928, in Altamont, Ill., to Lucas and Genevieve (Leasman) Crouse. He married Shirley A. Moschel on March 5, 1960, in East Peoria. She passed away Nov. 1, 2004, in East Peoria.
      He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Crouse.
      Survivors include one daughter, Robin Crumble of Peoria; three grandchildren, Kimberlie Crouse of Peoria, Louis Zipper of Peoria and Jeremey Zipper of East Peoria; and six greatgrandchildren.
      Robert worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 1986.
      He was a member of the Local 974 and attended the East Peoria Mennonite Church.
      Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. The Rev. John Gray will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria.
      Memorials may be made to the East Peoria Mennonite Church.
  Shirley A. Moschel
The daughter of Rae & Ella (nee Adams) Moschel
Born on June 13, 1939 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois
Died on November 1, 2004 in East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois
      at the age of 65 years
Buried in Fondulac Cemetery, East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 58657431
Journal Star,, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois ~ November 2, 2004
EAST PEORIA, IL - Shirley A. Crouse, 65, of East Peoria died at 2:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Fondulac Woods Health Care Center.
      Born June 13, 1939, in Peoria to Rae and Ella Adams Moschel, she married Robert D. Crouse on March 5, 1960, in East Peoria. He survives.
      Also surviving are one daughter, Robin Crumble of Peoria; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond (and Mary) Moschel of Manito.
      She was preceded in death by one brother.
      She was a waitress in the East Peoria area for several years and last worked at Courie's Market.
      Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fondulac Cemetery. The Rev. Gary England will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Remmert Funeral Home.
      Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
Child of Robert D. & Shirley A. (nee Moschel) Crouse :
      1.1.6.-7.1.2.-1. Robin Crouse ~ Married _?_ Crumble
  1.1.6.-7.2. George Graydon Lesemann
 
  Born on April 27, 1910 in Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois
Married Loretta Brennan
He served in the US Air Force during WW II and afterwards, rising to the rank of Lt. Col (DC).
Died on July 18, 1952 at the age of 42years
Buried in St. Clare Cemetery, Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 112328244)
      On 6 Apr 1940, the census taker found George and Loretta living in 111 E. Brooklyn, Kewanee, Henry County, IL, a house they rented for $32.50 per month. He was 29, she was 28. He was a dentist.
  Loretta Brennan
The daughter of Frank and Martha Brennan
Born on April 25, 1912 in Ohio
Died on July 24, 2013 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at the age of 101 years
Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 114342227)
Waco Tribune-Herald, Waco, McLennan County, Texas ~ July 25, 2013
      Loretta Lesemann, 100, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 26, at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Loretta was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Martha Brennan; and her husband, George G. Lessmann (sic).
Child of George Graydon & Loretta (nee Brennan) Lesemann :
  1.1.6.-7.2.1. Elizabeth Ann Lesemann
  Born November 30, 1940 in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois
Died on June 1, 1978 in Austin State Hospital,
      Austin, Travis County, Texas, at the age of 37 years
      (of epileptiform seizure due to hypersensitivity to Thorazine)
Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 12819396)
1.1.6.-8. Amelia Christine Lesemann
  Born in January 1879 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Albert George Lyons about 1898.
Died on June 19, 1942 in Granite City, Madison County, Illinois, at the age of 63 years
      On 2 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Amelia and Albert living in 8716 Emerald Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a house they rented. He was 26, Amelia was 21; they had been married two years and were the parents of one son, Orval, age 1. His brother Edward and family shared the house with them. Albert was an engineer.
      For the 1910 census, Amelia and Albert were enumerated 5 Apr 1910, living in 2026 Missouri Avenue, Granite City, Madison County, IL, a house they owned with a mortgage. A. G. was 37, she was 43; they had been married twelve years, and were the parents of three children. One had died; the survivors were Everett, age 8; and Florence, age 1-8/12. A. G. was an electrical engineer employed by a foundry.
      When the census taker arrived on 3 Jan 1920, Amelia and Albert were living in 2323 E Street, Granite City, Madison County, IL, a house they owned with a mortgage. A. G. was 45, she was 41. Living with them were Everett, age 18, and Florence, age 11. A. G. was a repairman employed by the I. T. System.
      On 11 Apr 1930, Amelia and Albert were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 2323 Edison Street, Granite City, Madison County, IL, a house they owned, valued at $4500. He was 55, she was 52. He was a custodian for a Masonic temple.
      On 5 Apr 1940, the census taker found Amelia and Albert living in 2323 Edison Street, Granite City, Madison County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $4000. He was 66, she was 61. A lodger, Floyd Groothuis, age 35, lived with them. Albert was a janitor in an office building.
 
  Albert George Lyons
Born on June 30, 1873 in Missouri
      His father was born in Illinois, his mother in Missouri
Albert George Lyons filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 45, while living in 2323 E Street, Granite City, Madison County, IL. He was described as being 67 inches tall and stout, with blue eyes and light hair. He was a drop operator, employed by Commonwealth Steel Co.
Children of Albert George & Amelia Christine (nee Lesemann) Lyons :
  1.1.6.-8.1. Orval Lyons
 
  Born in September 1898 in Illinois
Died before April 5, 1910 in Madison County, Illinois
  1.1.6.-8.2. Evereth L. Lyons
 
  Born on August 10, 1901 in Granite City, Madison County, Illinois
Married Pearl Leola _?_ in 1927
Died on January 16, 1995 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, at the age of 93 years
Buried on January 19, 1995 in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 84623905
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri ~ January 17, 1995
      Evereth L. Lyons, 93, Springfield, formerly of this area, died Jan. 16, 1995, at a hospital in Springfield.
      Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Country Club Christian Church; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
      Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The family suggests contributions to the church. Mr. Lyons was born in Granite City, Ill., and lived in this area and near Hermitage, Mo., before moving to Springfield two years ago. He was production manager for the Ruberoid Roofing Co., retiring in 1966. He was a member of the church.
      Survivors include his wife, Pearl L. Lyons of the home; a daughter, Shirley Vick, Flemington, Mo.; a sister, Florence Luscombe, Yarmouth Port, Mass.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
(Arrangements: Mount Moriah & Freeman).
      On 19 Apr 1930, Evereth and Pearl were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 2424 Adams, Granite City, Madison County, IL, a home they owned, valueld at $3000. He was 28 (married at 25), she was 25 (married at 22). Daugher Shirley Mae was 4/12. He was a foreman for an asphalt company.
      On 13 Apr 1940, the census taker found Evereth and Pearl living in 307 Bellefonte Avenue, Bellefonte, New Castle County, DE, a house they rented for $40 per month. Everett was 38, she was 35. Daughter Shirley Mae was 10. He was the superintendent of an asphalt roofing manufacturer. They had lived in Granite City in 1935.
  Pearl Leola _?_
Born on June 2 1904 in Illinois
      Her father was born in Missouri, her mother in Kansas.
Died on May 20, 1997 in Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri, at the age of 92 years
Buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 84623833)
Kansas City Star,, Kansas City, Missouri ~ May 22, 1997
      Pearl Leola Lyons, 92, Bolivar, MO, formerly of Kansas City, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Citizen Memorial Health Care Facility, Bolivar.
      Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, in George Hamilton Combs Chapel of Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward Parkway; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Country Club Christian Church.
(Arrangements: Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel)
Child of Evereth L. & Pearl Leola Lyons :
            1.1.6.-8.2.1. Shirley Mae Lyons
  1.1.6.-8.3. Florence O. Lyons
 
  Born on August 24, 1908 in Illinois
Married _?_ Luscombe
Died on August 7, 1997 in Barnstable County, Massachusets, at the age of 88 years
1.1.6.-9. Dr. Frederick Joseph Lesemann
  Born on September 25, 1880 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Married Bertie M. Gerstkemper in 1911
Died on November 25, 1953 in Los Angeles County, California, at the age of 73 years, of a heart ailment.
See : Obituary of Dr. Frederick Joseph Lesemann
      For the 1910 census, Frederick was enumerated 21 Apr 1910, living in 7721 Peoria Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL, where he was a 29 year old boarder in the household of Frederick Pullen. He was single, and employed as a physician in general practice.
      Dr. Frederick Joseph Lesemann filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 37, while living in 7759 Union Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL. He was described as being tall, with a stout build. He was a physician, working for himself, with an office at 800 W. 78th Street. He was a Captain in the Medical Corps of the United States Army during the Great War.
      When the census taker arrived on 6 Jan 1920, Frederick and Bertie were living in 7703 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a rented apartment or duplex. He was 38, she was 36. Son Frederick J. was 6. The older Frederick was a physician in general practice. The family surname is indexed "Liseman."
      On 7 Apr 1930, Frederick and Bertie were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 8156 South Peoria Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a home they rented for $125 per month. He was 48 (married at 29); she was 46 (married at 27); son Frederick was 16. The older Frederick was a doctor with his own medical business.
      On 3 Apr 1940, the census taker found Frederick and Bertie living in 2075 Hopkins Place, Chicago, Cook County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $45,000. Fred was 59, she was 56, and Fred Jr. was 27. The older Fred was a doctor with his own practice; the younger was a surgeon at the County Hospital.
 
  Bertie M. Gerstkemper
Born on July 19, 1883 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Died on April 16, 1969 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, at the age of 85 years
Buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 51948466)
See : Obituary of Bertie M. Lesemann
Child of Dr. Frederick J. & Bertie M. (nee Gerstkemper) Lesemann :
  1.1.6.-9.1. Frederick Joseph Lesemann
 
  Born on January 4, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Married Elizabeth Patterson, in June 1940
Died on June 19, 1995 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, at the age of 81 years
Buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 51948467)
 
  Elizabeth Patterson
The daughter of Oliver Patterson
Born on November 25, 1912
Died in October 1987 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, at the age of 74 years
Buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 51948468)

1.1.8. Justine Wilhelmine "Louise" LESEMANN
  Born on January 12, 1842 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
Married Ernst Friedrich Ludwig "Louis" Wehking on June 2, 1860 in Illinois
            See : Obituary of Louis Wehking
Died on August 31, 1902 in North Prairie, Washington County, IL, at the age of 60 years
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 105681205)
See : Obituary of Louise Wehking
      When the census taker arrived on 6 Jul 1870, Justine and Ernst were living in dwelling 73, family 73, T 1S, R 2W, Washington County, IL, Louis was 37, Louise was 30. Living with them were Caroline, age 10; Minna, age 7; Mary, age 5; Louisa, age 3; and "Aliza", age 1.
The family surname was spelled "Weaking". Louis was a farmer.
      On 15 Jun 1880, the census taker found Justine and Ernst living in dwelling 31, family 31, Covington Precinct, Washington County, IL. He was 47, she was 37. Living with them were their children Caroline, age 19, Minnie, age 17; Mary, age 15; Louisa, age 13; Elizabeth, age 11; Louis, age 7; Lydia, age 3; and Rosena, age 9/12. Louis was a farmer.
The family surname is indexed "Wehkong." She and Ernst Friedrich Ludwig Wehking had twelve children.
      On 18 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Justine and Ernst living in dwelling 144, family 146, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, IL, a farm they owned. He was 67, she was 58; they had been married 40 years and were the parents of twelve children, eight still living. At home were Ella, age 17; Clara, age 13; Louis, age 27; granddaughter Ida Heuer, age 8; and grandson William Hummel, age 16. The older Louis was a farmer, his son and William Hummel were farm laborers.
Children of Louis & Louise Wehking :
  1.1.8.-1. Caroline Wilhelmine Louise Wehking
1.1.8.-2. Wilhelmina Caroline Christine Wehking
1.1.8.-3. Marie Louise Wehking
1.1.8.-4. Louise Christine Wehking
1.1.8.-5. Sophie Marie "Elizabeth" Wehking
1.1.8.-6. Heinrich Louis Wehking
1.1.8.-7. Ernst Friedrich Louis Wehking
1.1.8.-8. Wilhelm Edward Wehking
1.1.8.-9. Lydia Sophie Wehking
1.1.8.-10. Rosine Charlotte Wehking
1.1.8.-11. Ella Josephine Wehking
1.1.8.-12. Clara Wilhelmine Wehking

1.1.8.-1. Caroline Wilhelmine Louise Wehking
  Born on May 10, 1861 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Wilhelm Friedrich Hummel, on May 10, 1883
Died on March 1, 1897 in Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri, at the age of 35 years
Buried in Warrenton City Cemetery, Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri
      (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 94030424).
 
  Wilhelm Friedrich Hummel
The son of Johann Gottlob & Marie Magdalene (nee Strecker) Hummel
Born on March 4, 1861 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Died on February 16, 1884 in Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri, at the age of 22 years
Buried in Warrenton City Cemetery, Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 93978368)
Children of Wilhelm Friedrich & Caroline Wilhelmine Louise (nee Wehking) Hummel :
  1.1.8.-1.1. William Frederick Hummel
 
  Born on March 6, 1884 in Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri
      His father was born in Ohio, his mother in Illinois.
Married Mildred Esther Stuart, on October 26, 1912
      in Nanking University Chapel, Nanjing, Kiang Su, China, by Rev. Arthur J. Bowen.
Died on May 24, 1976 at the age of 92 years
Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 85430573)
      William Frederick Hummel filed his World War I draft registration card on 28 Oct 1918, at age 34, while living in Nanjing, Kiang Su, China. He was described as being of medium height and build, with brown eyes and hair. He wore glasses. He was born in Truesdale, Missouri. He was a teacher of Religious Education employed by the Methodist Episcopal Mission of Nanking China. He was married with three children, and claimed an exemption because he was an ordained minister.
      On 5 Apr 1930, William and Mildred were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 3455 Hoover, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, rooms they rented for $50 per month. He was 46 (married at 28), she was 45 (married at 27). Their children were Robert, age 14; Jane, age 16; Isabella, age 12; and Frederick, age 7. William and Mildred were both teachers in the Los Angeles City Schools.
      On 26 Apr 1940, the census taker found William and Mildred living in 802 N. Edgmont, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, a home they owned, valued at $6500. He was 55, she was 54. Son Robert Stuart was 24 and William F. was 17. Daughter Ruth Isabel Stumpf was 22 and married. Grand daugher Doris Ann Stumpf was 4. The older William was a high school teacher. Robert was a salesman.
 
      Mildred and William were both missionaries. William taught at Nanking University, and had a PhD in history from USC. The author, Pearl (Sydenstricher) Buck, was often a guest in their home. The Hummel family left China on March 24,1927, the day of the "Nanking Incident", in which communist forces within the Koumintang killed 4 foreigners as well as looting, burning and threatening other foreigners. R. Stuart Hummel described that day in a letter:
". . . Dr. Williams, Vice President of the University of Nanjing, was shot by a man in a group of seven or eight men a short distance from our home. [The Koumintang] then went to our home where my Father had remained (having sent Mother and the four of us children to Hsia Kuan, the Yangtze River port some six miles away to safety on board one of the two American destroyers, the Noa . . .) The Chinese soldiers stripped my Father of anything he had of value, including his watch, and proceeded to help themselves to anything throughout the house. What they did not take the Chinese through out the area took and left our home in a shambles.
      A couple of days later Dad with many other Americans were taken to Hsia Kuan and joined us in Shanghai where we had been taken aboard a river steamer. Several days later our family and many others [ ] to the President Pierce to the U.S . . ." The President Pierce arrived without incident in Seattle on April 25. The family lived briefly with Anna Golden Stuart in Los Angeles, and then moved to a house close by while they prepared for teaching careers in America. William became the head of social studies for the Gardena High School in Los Angeles. He wrote the book "K'ang Yu-wei, Historical Critic and Social Philosopher, 1858-1927"
      William's twin brother, Arthur William Hummel Sr., was also a missionary and the father of Arthur William Hummel jr., first American Ambassador to China, 1981-1985.
 
  Mildred Esther Stuart
The daughter of George Arthur & Rachel Anne (nee Golden) Stuart
Born on December 27, 1884 in Scranton, Greene County, Iowa
Died on April 25, 1974 in Los Angeles County, California, at the age of 89 years
Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 85430568)
Children of William Frederick & Mildred Esther (nee Stuart) Hummel :
  1.1.8.-1.1.1. Anna May "June" Hummel
  Born on December 9, 1913 in Nanjing, Kiang Su, China
Married Dr. John Amsel Armstrong Thomson
      She and Dr. John Amsel Armstrong Thomson had three children
Died on March 4, 1998 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA,
      at the age of 84.years
  Dr. John Amsel Armstrong Thomson was born in 1911 in Detroit, Wayne County, MI.
  1.1.8.-1.1.2. Robert Stuart Hummel
  Born on September 30, 1915 in Los Angeles County, California
Married Ella Kathleen Merrett on October 6, 1940
Died on December 16, 2007 in Sonoma County, CA, at the age of 92 years
Buried in Mountain Cemetery, Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA.
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 112745897)
He and Ella Kathleen Merrett had three children.
Sonoma News, Sonoma County, California ~ December 27, 2007
      Robert Stuart Hummel, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, after a yearlong struggle with cancer. Stuart was born on Sept. 30, 1915, in Los Angeles, to Mildred Esther Hummel and William Frederick Hummel.
      Stuart grew up in Nanking, China, where his parents were Methodist missionaries and educators. He loved China and learned to speak fluent Chinese. He remembered traveling around on camelback, surviving typhoid fever and eventually fleeing during the Chinese civil war in 1927.
      Stuart and his wife, Kathleen were high school classmates in Los Angeles. Both were valedictorians of their graduating class. It was not until two or three years later as students at UCLA that they began dating, leading to their marriage on Oct. 6, 1940.
      Stuart had received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1939 where he studied Chinese and international relations and lived at the International House. In October 1941 he was recruited to attend the Navy's year-long Japanese Language School, after which he was sent to Pearl Harbor for translating Japanese coded messages. After the war he joined the State Department Office of Chinese Affairs in Washington, D.C., and was in charge of all of the United States libraries in the Far East. He also supervised 65 U.S. information centers from Korea to Burma and directed Chinese language broadcasts for Voice of America.
      In the late 1950s, Stuart took a Federal assignment in Santa Rosa, then returned to Washington, D.C., in the early 1960s to prepare the United States Capitol and surrounding buildings for possible nuclear attack, a position he held eight years.
      When Stuart retired in 1970, their family moved lived in Terra Linda, and in 1977, bought the family home near the Sonoma Plaza. Stuart and his son, Bill, established the family's business, the Sonoma Book Bindery, in 1983, 25 years ago next April.
      His wife Kathleen died in 2003. Their more than 62 years of marriage were filled with love, companionship, and travel. They were their own best friends and made more than 45 trips to Hawaii over a 30-year period.
      Stuart created a diary account every single day of his life, starting at age 12. It is the complete story of his life, and there are five universities yving for the collection, including the prestigious Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley.
      Stuart is survived by his son William Merrett Hummel, of Sonoma, daughter, Anne Stuart Kessler and her husband, Richard, of Granite Bay, Calif. He is surived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Stuart is also survived by his brother William Frederick Hummel Jr., of Los Angeles, and many other relatives who live in southern California and Sonoma.
      Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 28, at Trininty Episcopal Church in Sonoma. The Rev. Norman Cram will preside, followed by a gathering at the Vintage House. Sturart will be inurned at the Mountain Cemetery in Sonoma next to his late wife. The cremation was done by Mission Cremation Service under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel.
 
  Ella Kathleen Merrett
The daughter of Henry & Ellen Jane (nee Rees) Merrett
Born on October 14, 1916 in Los Angeles County, CA.
Died on March 13, 2003 in Sonoma County, CA, at age 86
Buried in Mountain Cemetery, Sonoma, Sonoma County,CA.
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 112745913)
Sonoma Index-Tribune, Sonoma County, California ~ March 18, 2003
      Ella Kathleen Hummel, 86, passed away peacefully March 13, 2003, after many months of hospitalization in Vallejo and Manteca, California.
      Kathleen was born October 14, 1916, in Los Angeles to Ellen Jane Rees Merrett and Henry Merrett. They came from England during World War I.
      Kathleen and her future husband, Robert Stuart Hummel, were high school classmates in Los Angeles. Both were valedictorians of their graduating class. It was not until two or three years later as students at UCLA that they began dating, leading to their marriage on October 6, 1940.
      Their more than 62 years of marriage were filled with love, companionship, much travel, and a very close family relationship. They were their own best friends. In the two hospitals where Kathleen was cared for, their long and loving relationship was the envy of many nurses and respiratory therapists.
      Kathleen received her BA and Secondary Teaching Credential from UCLA, majoring in mathematics and minoring in physics. She devoted many years to teaching in high schools in Los Angeles and Sonoma County.
      When Stuart's World War II Naval assignment in Hawaii was transferred to Washington, D.C. in mid-1945, it became possible for Kathleen to join him and for him to see their daughter, Anne, for the first time. She was 17 months old.
      Kathleen obtained a teaching position in Woodrow Wilson High School in the District of Columbia. Later she was employed by the U.S. Government in various capacities that required her specialization in mathematics and physics. She held positions with the Coast and Geodetic Survey, the Army Map Service, Department of Computer Services, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Her beautiful handwriting and neatness were admired by all. In the late 1950s, Stuart took a Federal assignment in Santa Rosa, California. During the two or three years they were there, Kathleen taught at Healdsburg High School for a period of time.
      They returned to Washington, D.C. in the early 1960s when Stuart was asked to take the position of preparing the U.S. Capitol and the surrounding Government buildings for possible nuclear attack. He held this position for eight years, with his office in the Capitol. These were pleasant years for Kathleen as she renewed past friendships and found new friends.
      When Stuart retired from Federal service in 1970, their family returned to their native California. Kathleen was able to transfer her work with the Army Corps of Engineers to San Francisco, where the agency had an office. She worked there for several years and they lived in Terra Linda, Marin County. In 1977, they bought their present home near the Sonoma Plaza and moved to the City of Sonoma.
      In Sonoma, Kathleen attended the Trinity Episcopal Church for a number of years until her health began to deteriorate. She and Stuart joined the Sonoma Valley Historical Society and attended many of their meetings.
      Kathleen was Stuart's constant companion as he drove all over Northern California on behalf of the family's Sonoma Book Bindery, established by Stuart and his son, Bill, in 1987. It celebrates its twentieth anniversary in April.
      Kathleen looked forward to their one or two trips each year to Hawaii over a period of more than 25 years.
      When Kathleen went to the local grocery and drug stores, many recognized her as the little lady they used to see jogging or walking on the bike path. This was a daily practice of hers when they lived in Terra Linda.
      Kathleen is survived by her husband, Stuart, son William Merrett Hummel of this city, daughter Anne Stuart Kessler, and her husband, Richard Dale Kessler, of Citrus Heights, their daughter, Tori Elizabeth Kessler Arnold and her husband, Will Arnold, M.D., of Boston, their two children, Carson and Kyle, son John Stuart Kessler and his wife Masayo, and their three children, Gene, Erin, and Shawn, who live in Tokyo, and their two sons, Richard Anthony Kessler and Gary David Kessler, who live in the Citrus Heights area. Kathleen's younger sister, Gladys (Dolly) Merrett Jones, also survives in Los Angeles. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Sonoma. Burial will be in Sonoma's Mountain Cemetery.
      Arrangements by Mission Cremation Service under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel.
Children of Robert Stuart & Ella Kathleen (nee Merrett) Hummel :
      1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1. Anne Stuart Hummel ~ Married Richard Dale Kessler
                              Their Chidren :
                                    1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.1. Tori Elizabeth Kessler
  Married Will Arnold, M.D.
Children are :
    1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.1.1. Carson Arnold
    1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.1.2. KyleArnold
                                    1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.2. John Stuart Kessler
  Married Masayo _?_
Children are :
   1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.2.1. Richard Anthony Kessler
   1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.2.2. Gary David Kessler
   1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.2.3. Gene Kessler
   1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.2.4. Erin Kessler
   1.1.8.-1.1.2.-1.2.5. Shawn Kessler

      1.1.8.-1.1.2.-2. William Merrett Hummel
  1.1.8.-1.1.3. Isabelle Ruth Hummel
  Born on February 19, 1918 in China
Married (1) _?_ Stumpf
Married (2) James Max Himmel
Died on December 26, 1985 in San Mateo County, CA., at the age of 67 years
 
Child of _?_ & Isabelle Ruth (neeHummel) Stumpf :
      1.1.8.-1.1.3.-1. Doris Ann Stumpf
 
She and James Max Himmel had five children.
 
  James Max Himmel
Born on April 17, 1914
Died on July 18, 1997 at the age of 83 years
  1.1.8.-1.1.4. William Frederick Hummel, Jr.
  Born on Decemer 26, 1923 in Nanjing, Kiang Su, China
Married Kathleen Jones
He and Kathleen Jones had three children.
      1.1.8.-1.1.4.-1. Gregory Evan Hummel
                              Born on September 1, 1950.
                              Died on 26 Jan 1952 in Los Angeles County,CA, at age 1.       1.1.8.-1.1.4.-2. Gwendolyn Elise Hummel
      1.1.8.-1.1.4.-3. Martin Edward Hummel
  1.1.8.-1.2. Arthur William Hummel
 
  Born on March 6, 1884 in Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri
Married Ruth Emma Bookwalter on October 8, 1914 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Died on March 10, 1975 in Montgomery General Hospital,
            Olney, Montgomery County, Maryland, at age 91 years
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141853710)
The Washington Star, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC - March 11, 1975
      Arthur W. Hummel, 91, who retired in 1954 as curator of the Orientalia division of the Library of Congress, died yesterday in the Montgomery General Hospital. He lived at the Friends House on Quaker Lane in Sandy Spring.
      Hummel was a former president of the American Oriental Society and the Association of Asian Studies.
      A native of Warrenton, Mo., Hummel received three degrees from the University of Chicago and a doctorate from the University of Leyden in the Netherlands. He worked for the Library of Congress for 27 years.
      He leaves two sons, Arthur, Jr., who is the U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, and Sharman B., of Milwaukee, and 10 grandchildren. His wife, the former Ruth Bookwalter, died in 1967.
 
HUMMEL, ARTHUR WILLIAM SR.
      On Monday, March 10, 1975 at Montgomery General Hospital, Arthur William Hummel, Sr., the beloved father of Arthur William Hummel Jr. and Sharman B. Hummel. He is also survived by ten grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida ave., n.w., Washington, on Saturday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements by the Lee Funeral Home.
      On 27 May 1930, Arthur and Ruth were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 4615 Hunt Avenue, Bethesda, Montgomery County, MD, a house they owned, valued at $12,250. He was 46 (married at 30), she was 42 (married at 26). Daughter Caroline E. was 13, son Arthur W. jr was 10, and son Sharman B was 1-8/12. Arthur was chief of the Chinese division of the Library of Congress.
 
The Evening Star - June 13, 1937
      Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hummel and thier daughter, Miss Carol Hummel, will leave Thursday to spend the Summer on the West Coast. They are making the trip by motor and will stop for a day or two in Illinois, where their younger son, Sharman Hummel, will spend the next three months. From Illinois they will go, through the national parks, to Berleley, Calif., where they will spend July and August.
      Mr. Hummel, who is the direcor of the division of orientation (sic) at the Library of Congress, will conduct a seminar in Chinese literature and science at the University of California for the Summer school term. He and Mrs. Hummel will return to their home in Chevy Chase Gardens some time in September, while their daughter, Miss Carol Hummel, will remain at the University of California to continue her studies in Chinese history and science. She took her freshman work at Radcliffe College, where she was the only student to enter the graduate course in Chinese, at Harvard University.

      On 22 Apr 1940, the census taker found Arthur and Ruth living in 4615 Hunt Avenue, Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, MD, a home they owned, valued at $11,000. He was 56, she was 52. Carol E. was 23, Arthur M. was 19, and Sharman B. was 11. Arthur was a librarian at the Library of Congress, Carol was a secretary for a "Orthilogical Institution", and Arthur M. was an operator of an illegible machine employed by Eastman Kodak. Arthur had been in China in 1935; Arthur M. was in Westchester, PA then.
 
  Ruth Emma Bookwalter
Born on April 28, 1888 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Died on July 17, 1967 in Fairland Nursing Home,
      Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, at the age of 79 years
            (Her Find AGrave Memorial Number is 141854001)
The Evening Star, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, - July 20, 1967
Mrs. Hummel, 79, Wife of Orientalia Chief of Library
      Mrs. Arthur W. Hummel Sr., 79, wife of a former chief of the division of Orentalia at the Library of Congress, died Monday at the Fairland Nursing Home, 2101 Fairland Road, Silver Spring, after a long illness. Her home was at 2406 19th St. NW.
      Mrs. Hummel and her husband had lived in China 13 years and she spoke Chinese fluently.
      Born Ruth Bookwalter, she married Mr. Hummel in 1914. The couple immediately left for the Far East, where Mr. Hummel taught English in an American Board Mission school iln Fen-yang, and history at the Yenchng School of Chinese Studies in Peking.
      They returned here in 1927. For the next 27 years, Mr. Hummel was Orentalia chief here. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Arthur W. Jr., deputy chief of mission at the U. S. Embassy in Taiwan, and Sharman B. of Milwaukee, Wis. A daughter, Mrs. Carol Ames, died in 1956.
      Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave. N.W. Page 46 The family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Friends Service Committee, 1822 R. St. NW.
Children of Arthur William & Ruth Emma (nee Bookwalter) Hummel :
  1.1.8.-1.2.1. Caroline Emily Hummel
  Born on 10 Jan 1917 in Fengchow, Shansi, China
Married _?_ Ames
Died on October 5, 1956 in Phelps Memorial Hospital,
      Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, at the age of 39 years
Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141853236)
The Evening Star, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC, - October 6, 1956
Mrs. Carol A. Ames, 39, Daughter of the A. W. Hummels
      Mrs. Carol Ames, 39, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Hummel, 2406 Nineteenth street N.W., died yesterday of cancer in Phelps Memorial Hospital, Tarrytown, N.Y. Her father was for many years chief of the division of Orientalia in the Library of Congress.
      Mrs. Ames was born in Fengchow, Shansia, (sic) China, and received her early education in the Peking American School. She attended Western High School, the George School in Newtown, Pa., the University of California and Radcliffe College. Mrs. Ames also was a specialist in Chinese studies and history.
      In recent years she lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, where she was active in church and community affairs and in religious writing.
      Besides her parents, she is survived by a son, Laurence, 14; a daughter, Linda, 10; and two brothers, Arthur W. Hummel, jr., deputy director of the United States Information Service in Japan, and Sharman B. Hummel of San Francisco.
      Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., with private burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery here.
      The family requests that expressions of sympathy be sent to the Memorial Fund Committee of South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs Ferry.
Children of _?_ & Caroline Emily (nee Hummel) Ames :
      1.1.8.-1.2.1.-1 Laurence Ames
      1.1.8.-1.2.1.-2 Linda Ames
  1.1.8.-1.2.2. Arthur William Hummel, Jr.
  Born on June 1, 1920 in Fenzhou, Shanxi, China
Married Betty Lou Firstenberger, on May 31, 1951 in the bride's home
Died on February 6, 2001 in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County,
      Maryland, at the age of 80 years
           (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141854400)
Dallas Morning News, - March 9, 1975
Hummel Takes Post
Addis Ababa (UPI) -- The new U.S. Ambasador to Ethiopia, Arthur W. Hummel Jr., has arrived to take up his post. Hummel, 54, has served as deputy assistant secretary and later acting assistant secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs in the State Department. Between 1968 and 1971 he was ambassador to Burma.

A biography read :
Arthur was Ambassador of the United States to Burma (1968 - 1971), Ethiopia (1975 - 1976), Pakistan (1977 - 1981), and to the People's Republic of China (1981 - 1985).

New York Times,, New York City, New York - February 11, 2001
Arthur Hummel Jr. Dies at 80; Negotiated Taiwan Arms Pact
by PAUL LEWIS
      Arthur W. Hummel Jr., who as ambassador to China from 1981 to 1985 negotiated an agreement on United States arms sales to Taiwan, died on Feb. 6 at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. He was 80.
      Under the joint communiqué in 1982, the United States stated its intention to reduce arms sales to Taiwan gradually and reafirmed its view that ''there is but one China.'' The United States also promised not to exceed in any year the $800 million worth of arms that it sold to Taiwan in 1979, the year it established normal diplomatic relations with Beijing. In return, Beijing commited itself to seeking the peaceful reunification of Taiwan with the mainland.
      The agreement smoothed over an irritant to relations between the United States and China and allowed the United States to continue supplying F-5E fighter planes to Taiwan, though not the more advanced aircraft that it had first sought. The sales were in keeping with obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979.
      Mr. Hummel was sent to China as ambassador after having been ambassador to Pakistan, where demonstrators burned his embassy in 1979, saying the United States was involved in the seizure of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, by gunmen.
      Mr. Hummel was born in China to American missionary parents. When their son was 8, Mr. Hummel's parents left China for Washington, where his father became chief of the Oriental division of the Library of Congress. After attending Antioch College, Mr. Hummel studied at the College of Chinese Studies in Beijing, where he also taught English. After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, he was interned by the Japanese, who had occupied northern China since 1937. In 1944, he fled and joined the Chinese Nationalist forces until the end of the war, when he worked for a year with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
      He earned a master's degree in Chinese studies from the University of Chicago, then joined the Foreign Service in 1950. His first ambassadorship was to Burma, after which he became deputy United States representative at the Micronesia status negotiations. He was then deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific until his assignment as ambassador to Ethiopia in 1975. The next year he became assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific.
      He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Lou Firstenberger, whom he married in 1951; two sons, Timothy and William; three grandchildren; and a brother, Sharman Bookwalter Hummel.
  Betty Lou Firstenberger
The daughter of William Alfred & Ruth Amelia (nee Gray) Firstenberger
Born on January 14, 1925 in "St. Louis", Missouri
Died on May 16, 2011 in Sibley Hospital, Washington,
      District of Columbia County, DC,       at the age of 86 years
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141857853)
Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia County, DC - May 21, 2001
      Betty Lou Hummel (formerly Firstenberger) died May 16, 2011 at Sibley Hospital, Washington, DC, nearby her home in Chevy Chase MD. She was 86. Born January 14, 1925 in St. Louis, MO, Betty Lou was the daughter of William Alfred Firstenberger and Ruth Amelia Gray. She is survived by two sons, Timothy and William; three grandchildren, Erich, Priyani and Jami; three great grandchildren and one nephew. Her husband Arthur, brother William and grandson Hans Arthur, preceded her in death.
      A Memorial Service will be held on at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Church (River Road and Whittier Boulevard) on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Textile Museum, 2320 "S" Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20008.
Children of Arthur William, Jr. & Betty Lou (nee Firstenberger) Hummel :
      1.1.8.-1.2.2.-1. Timothy Hummel
      1.1.8.-1.2.2.-2. William Hummel
  1.1.8.-1.2.3. Sharman Bookwalter Hummel
  Married Anne-Marie Linnea Hellquist
1.1.8.-2. Wilhelmina Caroline Christine Wehking
  Born on December 16, 1862 in Washington County, Illinois
Married William Herman Heuer
Died on July 19, 1924, in Centralia, Marion County, Illinois, at the age of 61 years
Buried on July 21, 1924 in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141642905)
      On 27 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Wilhelmina living in dwelling 280, family 283, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, IL, a house she rented. She was 37 and widowed, the mother of eight children, six still living. At home were Anna, age 12; Bertha, age 6; and "Lidia", age 2.
      For the 1910 census, Wilhelmina was enumerated 26 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 142, family 152, Hoyleton, Washington County, IL, a house she owned. Minnie was 47 and widowed, the mother of eight children, five still living. At home were Bertha, age 16; and Lydia, age 12.
  William Herman Heuer
Born in 1861 in "Germany."
Died in 1899
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141642919.)
Children of William Herman & Wilhelmina Caroline Christine (nee Wehking) Heuer :
  1.1.8.-2.1. Emma Katherine Heuer
 
  Born in 1885 in Washington County, Illinois
Married William Christopher Krietemeyer, in 1906
            The son of Henry and Marie (nee Brinkmann) Krietemeyer
Died in 1952
Buried in McKendree Chapel Cemetery, Keyesport Landing, Bond County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 142253640)
      For the 1910 census, Emma and William were enumerated 3 May 1910, living in dwelling 172, family 177, Irvington Township, Washington County, IL, a farm they rented. He was 30, she was 25; they had been married four years and evidently had no children. He was a farmer.
      When the census taker arrived on 15 Jan 1920, Emma and William were living in dwelling 86, family 88, Lake Township, Clinton County, IL, a farm they rented. He was 40, she was 34. Living with them were Paul, age 4-8/12; and Mildred, age 2-5/12. William was a farmer. On 14 Apr 1930,
      Emma and William were enumerated in the 1930 census living in dwelling 110, family 111, Wheatfield Township, Clinton County, IL, a farm they owned. He was 50, she was 44. Son Paul A. was 14; daughter Mildred M. was 12. William was a farmer. The family surname is indexed "Kreetemeyer."
      On 22 Apr 1940, the census taker found Emma and William living in family 120, Wheatfield Township, Clinton County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $800 per month. He was 60, she was 54. They lived in the same house in 1935. He was a farmer.
  William Christopher Krietemeyer
Born on 19 Jun 1879 in Washington County, Illinois
His parents were born in Germany.
      William Christopher Krietemeyer filed his World War I draft registration card on 12 Sep 1918, at age 39, while living in Route 3, Carlyle, Clinton County, IL. He was described as being of medium height and build, with brown eyes and dark hair. He was self-employed as a farmer. He signed the card William Charles Krietemeyer.
Died in 1951
Buried in McKendree Chapel Cemetery, Keyesport Landing, Bond County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 142253606 )
Children of William Christopher & Emma Katherine (nee Heuer) Krietemeyer :
  1.1.8.-2.1.1. Paul Henry Krietemeyer
  Born on April 16, 1915 in Clinton County, Illinois
He married Aneta _?_ on October 1, 1937
      in Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Died on June 3, 1941 in Wheatfield Township, Clinton County, IL, at age 26
Buried on June 6, 1941 in McKendree Chapel Cemetery,
      Keyesport Landing, Bond County, IL.
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 142253689)
      On 22 Apr 1940, the census taker found Paul and Aneta living in family 121, Wheatfield Township, Clinton County, IL, a home they rented for $4 per month. He was 25, she was 20. He was a farmer.
  Aneta _?_
Probably born in the year before April 22, 1920, & probably in Illinois
  1.1.8.-2.1.2. Mildred Elizabeth Krietemeyer
  Born on July 31, 1917 in Posey, Clinton County, Illinois
Married (1) Lavern B. Hustedde on April 16, 1941.
Married (2) Alvin I. Golder
Died on May 30, 2011 in Aviston, Clinton County, IL, at the age of 93 years
Buried in McKendree Chapel Cemetery, Keyesport Landing, Bond Co., IL.
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 71481235)
      On 4 Apr 1940, the census taker found Mildred living in 531 Elm, Centralia, Marion County, IL, where she was employed as a maid in the John Clark household. She was 21 and single.
      Life-long Carlyle resident, Mildred (Mitzi) Hustedde Golder, age 93 years, passed on to eternal life on Monday, May 30, 2011. She was born on July 31, 1917, in Posey, Illinois, to William and Emma (Heuer) Krietemeyer who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Paul Krietemeyer; both husbands, Lavern B. Hustedde and Alvin Golder; one grandchild, Timothy Whitlatch; and in-laws: Amelia and John Hustedde, Mildred and Alphonse Langhauser, Adelphia and Alvin Beer, Alice Hustedde, Anita Gaffner, Ruby and Isaac Golder, Pearl and Nyle Boatright, Paul Golder, and Mabel Golder. Surviving her are daughters and sons-in-laws Virginia (Ginny) and Jim Hargis of St. Charles, Missouri; Sharyn Markus of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Karyn and Dale Whitlatch of Breese; eight grandchildren: Laurie (Ryan) Evans, Scot Hargis, Sara (Jim) Scott, Sean Markus, Angie (Adam) Wuebbels, Beth (Gary) Ricciardi, Steve (Denelle) Whitlatch, and Kristen (Rob) Palm and eight great-grandchildren: Katelyn and Macey Evans, Ariana Hargis, Meghan Scott, Addison and Jarett Wuebbels, and Ava and RJ Palm. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mom/Ma was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She cherished spending time with her family and friends. She was a wonderful cook who reveled in having her family together for the holidays and having friends in to play cards or to visit. Mitzi regularly said that she wanted a big family and delighted in having the little ones around her. Having grown up on a farm north of Carlyle, she loved being outdoors throughout her entire life. She enjoyed dancing the polka and telling stories from her childhood which expressed the many changes she saw in the world since 1917. During her life, she worked at different jobs, including as a practical nurse at St. Mary's/Carlyle Nursing Home and as a daycare provider. Throughout her lifetime, she volunteered for several different charities and was a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carlyle and the St. Ann's Altar Society. Other memberships included American Legion Auxiliary, St. Mary's Church Bible Study Club, Women's Club of the Month, and Senior Citizens. Mildred practiced her faith throughout her life by regularly attending Mass and praying her rosary daily. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carlyle. Interment will follow in McKendree Chapel Cemetery near Keyesport. Friends may call at Zieren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle on Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and Friday from 10:00 AM until 10:30 AM. The family prefers memorials in her name be made to McKendree Chapel Cemetery or a charity of your choice, and they will be received at the funeral home.
  Lavern B. Hustedde
The son of John H. & Amelia Louisa (nee Erlinger) Hustedde
Born on February 11, 1919 in Illinois
Died on May 1, 1955 at the age of 36 years
Buried in St. Marys Cemetery, Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 62973697)
Children of Lavern B. & Mildred Elizabeth (nee Krietemeyer) Hustedde :
      1.1.8.-2.1.2.-1. Virginia Hustedde ~ Married Jim Hargis
      1.1.8.-2.1.2.-2. Sharyn Hustedde
      1.1.8.-2.1.2.-3. Karyn Hustedde ~ Married Dale Whitlatch
  Alvin I. Golder
Born on September 5, 1923
He died on December 8, 1992 in Carlyle, Clinton County, IL, at age 69.
  1.1.8.-2.2. Emilie Sophia Heuer
 
  Born in February 1888 in Washington County, Illinois
Died in 1901.
      On 21 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Emilie living in dwelling 187, family 188, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, IL, where she was a twelve year old servant working for the John Huck family.
  1.1.8.-2.3. Ida Karoline Heuer
 
  Born in September 1891 in Washington County, Illinois
Died in 1967.
      For the 1910 census, Ida was enumerated Apr 1910, living in 324 So. Elm Street, Centralia, Marion County, IL, where she was a maid working for the Edwin Hartman family. Ida was 19 and single.
  1.1.8.-2.4. Frederick Herman Heuer
 
  Born in 1892 in Washington County, Illinois
Died in 1895.
  1.1.8.-2.5. Bertha Susanna Heuer
 
  Born in February 1894 in Washington County, Illinois
Died in 1967.
  1.1.8.-2.6. William Frederick Heuer
 
  Born in 1896.
Died in 1897.
  1.1.8.-2.7. Anna Louise Heuer
 
  Born in February 1898 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Edward Henry Backsmeier
Died in 1970.
      When the census taker arrived on 12 Jan 1920, Anna and Edward were living in 116 West Broadway, Centralia, Marion County, IL, a house they owned with a mortgage. He was 29, she was 30. Mother-in-law Minnie Heuer, age 57 and widowed, lived with them. Edward worked in a dry goods store.
      On 3 Apr 1930, Anna and Edward were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 116 South Beech Street, Centralia, Marion County, IL, a house they owned, valued at $4000. They were both 38, married at 22. He was a retail merchant, associated with a dry goods store.
 
  Edward Henry Backsmeier
The son of Fred "Fritz" & Anna Backsmeier
      His father was born in Germany, his mother in Illinois
Born on November 3, 1891 in Irvington, Washington County, Illinois
Died on April 7, 1950 in Marion County, Illinois, at the age of 58 years
      Edward Henry Backsmeier filed his World War I draft registration card on 5 Jun 1917, at age 25, while living in 520 West Second Street, Centralia, Marion County, IL. He was described as being of medium height and build, with blue eyes and light hair. He was married, and was employed as a clerk by Steads Department Store in Centralia
  1.1.8.-2.8. Lydia Wilhelmina Heuer
 
  Born in February 1898 in Washington County, Illinois
Died in 1990.
1.1.8.-3. Marie Louise Wehking
  Born on October 25, 1864 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Henry L. Krughoff, probably in the year before June 11, 1891
Died on April 26, 1901 at the age of 36 years
         (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 141638628)
 
  Henry L. Krughoff
The son of Henry & Wilhelmina (nee Heggemester) Krughoff
Born on 13 Sep 1866 in IL. his parents were born in Germany.
Married (1) Marie Louise Wehking
            The daughter of Ernst Friedrich Ludwig & Justine W. "Louise" (nee Lesemann) Wehking
Married (2) Lydia Sophie Wehking, Probably in the year before April 29, 1903
            The daughter of Ernst Friedrich Ludwig & Justine W. "Louise" (nee Lesemann) Wehking
Died on February 19, 1952 at the age of 85 years
Buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 108732118)
      On 11 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Henry and Marie living in dwelling 428, family 424, Nashville, Washington County, IL, Henry was 33, Mary was 35; they had been married 9 years and were the parents of one child. Ada L., their daughter, was 6. Nephew Arthur Hummel was 16. Albert Thee, age 28 and widowed, was a boarder with the family. Henry and Albert were machine agents.
      For the 1910 census, Henry and Lydia were enumerated 29 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 440, family 443, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned. He was 42, she was 33. They had been married seven years (his second marriage); she was the mother of two children. Ada was 16, Ralph was 5, and Karl was 3. Also living with them were Ella Wehking, age 27, and Clara, age 23; they were Henry's sisters-in-law. Henry was a machinist working in a repair shop, Ella was a clerk at the post office and Clara was a music teacher.
      When the census taker arrived on 12 Jan 1920, Henry and Lydia were living in 311 Alton Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned. He was 53, she was 43. Living with them were Carl, age 13; Ralph, age 15; and Clara, age 5. Henry was a machinist employed by a garage. The family surname is spelled "Kroughoff."
      On 24 Apr 1930, Henry and Lydia were enumerated in the 1930 census living in 105 W. Alton, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $2000. He was 64 (first married at 24), she was 54 (first married at 25). Living with them were Ralph, age 25; Carl, age 23; and Clara L., age 15. Henry was a machinist with his own shop, while Carl was a mail carrier employed by the US government. The family surname is indexed "Kinghoff."
      On 21 May 1940, the census taker found Henry and Lydia living in 105 W. Alton Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home they owned, valued at $3500. He was 73, she was 63, and daughter Clara Louise was 25. Henry was the proprietor of a machine shop and Clara was a teacher in the public schools.
Child of Henry L. & Marie Louise (nee Wehking) Krughoff :
  1.1.8.-3.1. Ada L. Krughoff
 
  Born on February 3, 1894 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Walter Fred Huelsman
Died on September 25, 1982 in Alameda County, California, at the age of 88 years
Buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
1.1.8.-4. Louise Christine Wehking
  Born on December 13, 1866 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Albert W. Thee
Died on May 15, 1899 at the age of 32 years
  Albert W. Thee
Born in October 1871 in Missouri
His parents were born in Germany
He and Eva _?_ were probably married in the year before April 25, 1902 in Illinois.
      For the 1910 census, Albert was enumerated 25 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 276, family 279, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a house they owned. He was 38, she was 34. They had been married eight years (his second marriage, her first), and had no children.
      When the census taker arrived on 14 Jan 1920, Albert and Eva were living in 401 Main Street, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a house they owned. He was 47, she was 44. Son Milton was 7.
1.1.8.-5. Sophie Marie "Elizabeth" Wehking
  Born on April 7, 1869 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Martin P. Wald, probably in the year before April 23, 1901
Died on August 21, 1959 at the age of 90 years
      For the 1910 census, Sophie and Martin were enumerated 23 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 56, family 57, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, IL, a farm they rented. He was 45, Lizzie was 41; they had been married nine years and were the parents of four children. Luella was 8; Albert was 6; Johanna was 4; and William was 3.
      When the census taker arrived on 7 Jan 1920, Sophie was living in dwelling 186, family 186, Nashville, Washington County, IL, a home she owned with a mortgage. Lizzie was 50 and widowed. Living with her were Luella, age 18, Johanna, age 14, and William, age 12. Lizzie was a seamstress and Luella was a public school teacher.
  Martin P. Wald
Probably born in the year before April 23, 1865, & probably in "Germany."
Immigrated in 1893 and was naturalized by 1910
Probably died sometime before January 7, 1920, & probably in Washington County, Illinois
      (as Lizzie was described as a widow on the 1920 census)
Children of Martin P. & Sophie Marie "Elizabeth" (nee Wehking) Wald :
  1.1.8.-5.1. Luella Wald
 
  Born before April 23, 1902.
  1.1.8.-5.2. Albert Wald
 
  Born before April 23, 1904.
  1.1.8.-5.3. Johanna Wald
 
  Born before April 23, 1906.
  1.1.8.-5.4. William Wald
 
  Born before April 23, 1907.
1.1.8.-6. Heinrich Louis Wehking
  Born on June 21, 1871 in Washington County, Illinois
Died on August 12, 1871 in Washington County, Illinois
1.1.8.-7. Ernst Friedrich Louis Wehking
  Born in September 1872 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Caroline Elizabeth Gerling, probably in the year before April 21, 1903
Died in 1962.
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 105681442)
      For the 1910 census, Ernst and Caroline were enumerated 21 Apr 1910, living in dwelling 39, family 40, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, IL, a farm they owned. Louis was 37, Elisabeth was 27; they had been married seven years and were the parents of two children. Waldo was 4 and Elmer was 11/12. Louis was a farmer.
      When the census taker arrived on 19 Jan 1920, Ernst and Caroline were living in dwelling 53, family 53, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, IL, a farm they owned. Louis was 47, Lizzie was 38. Their children were Waldo, age 14; Elmer, age 10; and Margaret, age 3-11/12. Louis was a farmer. The family surname is indexed "Wikking."
      On 26 Apr 1930, Ernst and Caroline were enumerated in the 1930 census living in Hoyleton Township, Washington County, IL, a farm they owned. Louis was 57 (married at 30), Lizzie was 48 (married at 23). Daughter Margarete was 14. Louis was a farmer.
      On 2 May 1940, the census taker found Ernst and Caroline living in family 113, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, IL, a home they owned. Louis was 67, Elisabeth was 58. They lived in the same house in 1935. Louis was a farmer.
  Caroline Elizabeth Gerling
Born before April 21, 1883 in Illinois
Her parents were born in Germany.
Children of Ernst Friedrich Louis & Caroline Elizabeth (nee Gerling) Wehking :
  1.1.8.-7.1. Waldo Paul Wehking
 
  Born n August 28, 1905 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Theodosia L. _?_
Died on December 31, 1983 at the age of 78 years
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 105681024)
      On 23 Apr 1930, Waldo was enumerated in the 1930 census living in 3032 College, Alton, Madison County, IL, where he was a roomer in the Bessie Kirkpatrick household. He was 24, and employed as a stillman by an oil refinery.
      On 11 Apr 1940, the census taker found Waldo and Theodosia living in 1734 East 72nd Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL, an apartment they rented for $55 per month. He was 34, she was 35. He was a sales engineer for a petroleum company and she was a dry goods saleslady.
  Theodosia L. _?_
Born on December 4, 1903 in New Hampshire
Died on April 8, 1987 at the age of 83 years
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 105680954)
  1.1.8.-7.2. Elmer E. Wehking
 
  Born on June 22, 1909 in Washington County, Illinois
      (His age was recorded on the 1910 census as 11/12.)
Married (1) Dorothy H. _?_
Married (2) Toshiko Watanabe on April 12, 1987 in Bexar County, Texas
Died on September 12, 1989 in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, at the age of 80 years
Buried on 15 September 15, 1989 in
      Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 77859564)
  Dorothy H. _?_
Born on May 1, 1914
Died on December 9, 1985 in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX,at age 71.
Buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 3057388)
Child of Elmer E. & Dorothy H. Wehking :
      1.1.8.-7.2.1. Katrina Lou Wehking
                           Married Charles Lincoln Johnson
  1.1.8.-7.3. Margaret E. Wehking
 
  Born on January 27, 1916 in Washington County, Illinois
Married George D. Perisho on May 25, 1940 in Hoyleton, Washington County, Illinois
Died on April 26, 2010 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, at the age of 94 years
  George D. Perisho
The son of Calvin Edward & Beatrice Evelyn (nee Bouslog) Perisho
Born on February 28, 1918 in Paris, Edgar County, Illinois
Died on July 29, 2011 in Lutheran Hillside Village, Peoria,
      Peoria County, Illinois, at the age of 93 years
Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, ~ August 1, 2011
PEORIA - George D. Perisho, 93, of Peoria passed away at 11:10 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. He was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Paris, Ill., to Calvin Edward and Beatrice Evelyn (Bouslog) Perisho.
      He married Margaret Elizabeth Wehking on May 25, 1940, in Hoyleton, Ill. Margaret preceded George, passing away on April 26, 2010. They were married for almost 70 years. Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Haney of Herndon, Va., and Mae Baldridge of Phoenix, Ariz. His sister, Marjorie Miller, preceded him in death. Also surviving are three sons, Ray (Mary Beth) Perisho of Doylestown, Pa., Ron (Kathy) of San Ramon, Calif., and Russ (Caroline) of Poulsbo, Wash; six grandchildren, Mike (Jeremy) Perisho of Stow, Mass., and their children, Bret and Brooke; Deanna (Rick) Hill of Tolland, Conn., and their children, Kaitlyn, Ryan and Keira; David (Nichole) Perisho of Whitefish, Mont., and their son, Blake; Deborah Perisho of Doylestown, Pa.; Alysha Perisho of Seattle, Wash.; and Nicolle (Adam Yates) Perisho of Indianola, Wash.
      George grew up on a dairy farm near Paris, Ill. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in dairy science in 1940, and continued as a loyal Illini with season basketball tickets since the 1950s.
      George was honored to be a Borden Dairy Boy at the 1939 New York World's Fair. He helped care for Elsie the cow and other top-producing dairy cattle milked in a thenfuturistic circular milking machine in front of fair visitors.
      Margaret and George worked as a pair throughout their lives, beginning at the University of Vermont Dairy Farm. Later on a large dairy in Kansas, Margaret was the first woman hired to test cattle for TB. In Rhode Island, George was the herdsman and Margaret the dietician at the state penitentiary and mental hospital near Providence.
      George spent his life helping farmers use best practices and scientific research (often from the University of Illinois) to better their crops and livestock.
      In 1948, he began his career as an agriculture extension agent serving in Bond, Ogle and Peoria counties. Later, he worked for the Peoria County Farm Bureau. As an agriculture expert, he wrote a column on gardening and agriculture for the Peoria Journal Star. In 1958, he helped found the Peoria Area Wool Pool, a local cooperative of sheep farmers, to bring higher wool prices.
      George judged cattle, sheep and wool shows at fairs. He encouraged city and farm interactions. Over 100,000 children enjoyed his sheep shearing demonstrations in the Peoria area schools for over 40 years.
      Although he started as a dairyman, he was known in Peoria for his expertise in raising sheep. His sheep were often seen in the middle of church and school Christmas displays. George gave dedicated service to his community, being active in the Hanna City Methodist Church for 50 years and serving on the Heart of Illinois Fair Board for 45 years. He was proud of his 60-plus years of perfect attendance and community service through Peoria Kiwanis, which continued to this year. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Farmington, IL. George organized activities for rural youth, working tirelessly with 4-H programs, Boy Scouts and other youth groups.
      George and Margaret loved to travel, visiting family and friends around the country. They were leaders for Rural Route Tours to Australia, Germany, Scandinavia and Alaska. Like many farmers, he could talk about agriculture problems and methods with farmers around the world.
      Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Hanna City Methodist Church with the Revs. Bob DeBolt and Joy Schlesselman officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria and also 30 minutes before services at the church on Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made to his church, Hanna City United Methodist Church; Peoria Kiwanis Foundation; or the Farmington Academic Scholarship Fund.
Children of George D. & Margaret E. (nee Wehking) Perisho :
      1.1.8.-7.3.1. Ray Perisho ~ Married Mary Beth _?_
      1.1.8.-7.3.2. Ron Perisho ~ Married Kathy _?_
      1.1.8.-7.3.3. Russ Perisho ~ Married Caroline _?_
1.1.8.-8. Wilhelm Edward Wehking
  Born on November 28, 1874 in Washington County, Illinois
Died on March 16, 1875 in Washington County, Illinois
1.1.8.-9. Lydia Sophie Wehking
  Born on October 18, 1876 in Washington County, Illinois
Married Henry L. Krughoff, probably in the year before April 29, 1903
            The son of Henry & Wilhelmina (nee Heggemester) Krughoff
Died on July 17, 1943, in her home, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, at the age of 66 years
Buried on July 20, 1943 the Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
See : Obituary of Lydia Sophie Krughoff
 
Children of Henry L. & Lydia Sophie (nee Wehking) Krughoff :
  1.1.8.-9.1. Ralph Krughoff
 
  Born on December 17, 1904 in Washington County, Illinois
Died in Mar 1986 in West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois, at the age of 81 years
      On 10 Apr 1940, the census taker found Ralph living in Anna State Hospital, Anna, Union County, IL, where he was a 36 year old inmate.
  1.1.8.-9.2. Carl E. Krughoff
 
  Born on October 22, 1906 in Washington County, Illinois
Died on October 22, 1989 at the age of 83 years
Buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 108731806)
  1.1.8.-9.3. Clair Louise Krughoff
 
  Born on December 29, 1914 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Married George Everett Creek
Died on September 28, 2011 in Methodist Medical Center,
      Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, at the age of 96 years
Buried in Anderson Memorial Gardens, Dossett, Anderson County, Tennessee
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 77550537)
An obituary with Photograph can be seen at :
http://obit.memorialobituaries.com/obitdisplay.html?id=977702&listing=All
  George Everett Creek
Born on December 12, 1912
Died on October 22, 1997 in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, TN, at age 84
Buried in Anderson Memorial Gardens, Dossett, Anderson County, TN.
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 142424630)
Children of George Everett Clair Louise (nee Krughoff) Creek :
  1.1.8.-9.3.1. Jeff Creek
 
  Married Jane _?_
  1.1.8.-9.3.2. Alan David Creek
 
  Born on November 2, 1947
Married Mary _?_
Died on March 7, 1983 in Gordon County, Georgia, at the age of 35 years
Buried in Anderson Memorial Gardens, Dossett, Anderson County, TN.
1.1.8.-10. Rosine Charlotte Wehking
  Born on 11 Aug 1879 in Washington County, Illinois
She married _?_ Peithmann
Died in 1966
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 43217154)
1.1.8.-11. Ella Josephine Wehking
  Born on August 12, 1882 in Washington County, Illinois
Died on November 28, 1963 at the age of 81 years
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
      On 12 Apr 1940, the census taker found Ella living in 341 Parkside Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL, where she lived with Anna Buehler. Ella was 57 and single; no occupation is listed.
1.1.8.-12. Clara Wilhelmine Wehking
  Born in June 1886.
Died in 1955.

1.1.9. Ernst Heinrich LESEMANN
  Born on 25 Oct 1843 in Bergkirchen, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, "Germany."
Married Emma D. Clapp on August 1, 1871 in Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
      She was the daughter of Silas Clapp and Esther (nee Risley)
Died on February 16, 1875 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, at the age of 31 years
      (after he was run over by railroad cars).
            (His Find A Grave Memorial Number is 49825094 - Westwood Cem.)
      When the census taker arrived on 21 Jun 1870, Ernst was living in dwelling 294, family 295, Delaware, Delaware County, OH, where he was living with the Orra Peasley family. "Ernest H. Leeseman" was 28, born in Illinois, and attending college.
See : Obituary of Ernst Heinrich Lesemann
  Emma D. Clapp
Born on September 20, 1846 in Ohio
Her parents were born in Connecticut
Died on February 8, 1925 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, at the age of 78 years
Buried in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, Lorain County, OHio
            (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 49826197)
      On 1 Jun 1880, the census taker found Emma living in dwelling 32, family 38, St. Joseph, Berrien County, MI. living in the household of her brother, George B. Clark. She was 36 and described as single. Her son Frank was not enumerated as part of the household.
      She was listed on the special veteran's schedules of the 1890 census in 1890 living at in dwelling 208, family 229, Oberlin, Lorain County, OH. She was described as the widow of Ernest H. Leseman.
      On 2 Jun 1900, the census enumerator found Emma living in 237 West College Street, Oberlin, Lorain County, OH, living with her sisters Jennie and Esther. Emma was 53 and widowed, the mother of one child. Her son, Frank C., age 27, lived with her.
      When the census taker arrived on 26 Jan 1920, Emma was living in 245 West College Street, Oberlin, Lorain County, OH, rooms she rented. She was 73 and widowed.
Child of Ernst Heinrich & Emma D. (nee Clapp) Lesemann :
            1.1.9.-1. Frank C. Lesemann
                        Born in July 1872 in Massachusetts
                        Died on October 4, 1903 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, at the age of 31 years

1.1.10. Christine LESEMANN
  Born before September 7, 1847 in Illinois
She married _?_ Schmake.
Died on January 27, 1875 in Washington County, Illinois
      (her tombstone has 20 Jan 1875)
Buried in the North Prairie Cemetery, Huegely, Hoyleton Township, Washington County, Illinois
      (Her Find A Grave Memorial Number is 117242198)


 

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