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John Huegely Sr. John Huegely, Sr.
Born on November 10, 1818 in Hassloch, Rheinpfalz, Bavaria, Germany.
Emigrated in 1840 to the United States.
Married Susanna "Susan" Reither on August 26, 1846, by Rev. Hy. Koenecke in St. Louis
      (Note : 1880 Census shows wife's name as "Katherine").
Moved to Nashville, Washington County, Illinois in 1853
Business Interests :
      1853 - Huegely Milling Company
            Arriving in Nashville, John Huegely along with his brother-in-law, Philip H. Reither, bought the old grist and saw mill located a little southeast of the present mill site and conducted same until the present mill was built in the year 1860.
      1879 - Clarkson Mine
            Clarkson Mine was located on part of the Huegely property. According to an article appearing in the Nashville Journal on March 30, 1939 concerning the closing of the mine, it states that the "first shaft was sunk on land owned by (Judge) Huegely" in December 1879. It further states that he provided a 97-year lease with a loan for 40 cents per 12 ton car on coal shipped via railroad and 3 cents/ton royalty otherwise. The first shaft struck sand, but another was opened and coal was found April 1881. The mine was closed at the end of March in 1939 because the owner, John Clarkson, felt there were too many taxes to make the mine profitable.
            Served the county as associate judge, and was delegate to the Republican National Convention in Baltimore in
      1864, which nominated Mr. Lincoln for his second term and member of Methodist Episcopal church.
                        (Source: The History of Southern Illinois)
1864 Tax Assessment: $4591 income       (Source: US Tax Assessments, 1862-1918)
Died on April 14, 1916 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery [which is now part of Greenwood Cemetery], Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
Nashville Journal
Nashville, Illinois
April 16, 1914
Page 1
-- Judge Huegely, Pioneer Miller, Dies in 96th Year --
      John Huegely, sr., the oldest citizen of Washington county, died Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock, aged 95 years, 5 months and 4 days. He had been in fairly good health until about a week ago when he became ill and failed rapidly. He was one of the pioneers in the milling business in this section and for over half a century had been identified with the prosperity and progress of this city and county, for by initiative, diligence and thrift he built up the flourishing industry that bears his name. During his long career of usefulness the veteran miller won an enviable reputation for probity and business integrity, impressing all who had dealings with him as an upright man of strong convictions, a stalwart Christian, loyal to his faith and to every cause he considered right.
      John Huegely was born in Hassloch, Rheinpfalz, Germany, Nov. 10, 1818, and passed to his eternal reward on April 14, 1914, in Nashville, Ill.
      In 1840 he emigrated to this country and found employment with the late Nicholas Sauer on a farm in Monroe county, Ill. Later he was employed by the late Conrad Eisenmayer in a grist mill located near Red Bud, Ill. From there he removed to Mascoutah, Ill., and worked for several years as engineer in the mill of Postel and Eisenmayer. In 1846 he was married to his surviving widow, Miss Susan Reither, sister of our former well-known fellow townsman, Ph. H. Reither. In 1853 Huegely and Ph. H. Reither removed to Nashville, Ill., and bought the old grist and saw mill located a little southeast of the present mill site and conducted same until the present mill was built in the year 1860. In 1870 Mr. Huegely became sole owner of the mill and conducted it successfully until 1900 when he retired from active business and was succeeded by his sons, John, jr., and Julius, and his son-in-law Theo. L. Reuter.
      Mr. Huegely's opportunities for obtaining a good school education were quite limited, but being a great reader and endowed with a large portion of good common sense and natural business ability, he succeeded beyond expectation. He was a man of sturdy, sterling character, who hated all sham and hypocrisy, his word was a good as his bond. His hands were always open to help and assist his deserving neighbor.
      His fellow citizens honored him with the office of Associate County Justice, and in 1864 his congressional district sent him as their delegate to the National Republican Convention at Baltimore where the lamented Lincoln received the nomination for his second term as President.
      In 1842 he united with the German M. E. church in Monroe county. When the church here at Nashville was organized he was one of the charter members, being a member of the first quarterly conference held in 1853. For a long term of years he was a trustee and steward, and continued a faithful and consistent member of his church until the Head of the church said, "it is enough, come home."
      He is survived by his suffering consort, who longs to follow him, his sons John, jr., and Julius, his daughters, Mrs. Theo. L. Reuter, Miss Sue Huegely, Mrs. L. H. Buehner, Mrs W. O. Weihe, Mrs. S. H. Hasemeier, and fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and a large number of other relatives. Four children and four grandchildren preceded him to the eternal home.
      The funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the German M.E. church. Rev. A. F. Ludwig officiated. Dr. Wm. Koenecke of Warrenton, Mo., former pastor of the church, also spoke words of comfort to the bereaved family and a large concourse of friends. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.

John and Susan Huegely residence John and Susan Huegely's Residence
504 North Mill Street
Nashville, Illinois
      Built in 1856, this charming pre-Civil War saltbox was originally the home of John Huegely. In 1853 bought the lumber and flour mill which was located on the north of his home.
      This is now the Mill Creek Inn, a Bed & Breakfast establishment.
      Mill Creek has leaded glass windows encircling the front door, unique brass hardware brought with the Huegely family from Germany, butler's pantry, four fireplaces, cast iron balcony, and many antiques. Entrance to the second floor of the home can be made by either of two staircases. The fifty-eight antique shutters were constructed with wooden pegs.
      A picturesque view of the mill pond and surrounding woods can be enjoyed from the spacious backyard. An apple shed, smokehouse, and gazebo are located on the grounds with a white iron fence bordering the property.
John Huegely residence
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Susanna "Susan" Reither
Born on December 6, 1827 in Hassloch, Rheinpfalz, Germany.
Emigrated in 1846 to the United States.
Married John Huegely on August 26, 1846, by Rev. Hy. Koenecke in St. Louis
            Note : In 1870 census, Philip H. Reither and family show up on following page where the John Huegely
            family appears. Conclusion is drawn that Susan and Philip (who at one time was co-owner of mill)
            were brother and sister.
Died on July 23, 1914 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery [which is now part of Greenwood Cemetery], Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
Nashville Journal
Nashville, Illinois
July 23, 1914
      Mrs. Susanna Huegely, widow of judge John Huegely, sr., died at her home this morning July 23, at 3 o'clock, aged 86 years, 7 months and 17 days. After a long and weary season of pain, endured with Christian fortitude, the patient sufferer passed to the joys of a higher life, and after a separation of three months rejoined her husband, who had departed this life April 14.
      Susanna Reither was born Dec. 6, 1827, in Hassloch, Rheinpfalz, Germany, and came to America in 1846. On Aug. 26 of the same year she was married by Rev. Hy. Koenecke in St. Louis to John Huegely, with whom she lived happily for sixty-seven years. After residing for several years in Mascoutah the family in 1853 removed to Nashville, where Mr.. Huegely, in partnership with Philip H. Reither, founded the Huegely mill, of which plant he became sole proprietor in 1870, retiring from the flourishing business in 1890 to be succeeded by his sons, John and Julius Huegely, and his son-in-law, Theo. L. Reuter.
      Mr. and Mrs. Huegely spent the evening of life peacefully, happy in the companionship of their children, until their union was severed by death. The seemingly strong husband was called first and the sorrow of the bereaved wife was tempered by the knowledge that she was soon to follow.
      Gentle, pleasant spoken and womanly, Mrs. Huegely was beloved by all who knew her and many, whom she encouraged and aided in sickness and trouble, share the grief of the family at her departure. She was a faithful member of the German M.E. church and until infirmity prevented she was teacher in Sunday school and regular in attendance at worship. When in 1878 the Ladies' Aid Society of the church was organized, Mrs. Huegely was elected president and served in that capacity till she was succeed (sic) by her daughter, Miss Sue Huegely. During her long illness she was tenderly nursed by her children, her daughters Sue and Lizzie especially being untiring in the ministrations.
      Four of her eleven children preceded her in death. The survivors are John and Julius Huegely, Mrs. T. L. Reuter, Miss Sue Huegely, Mrs. Lizzie Buehner, Mrs. W. O. Weihe and Mrs. S. H. Hasemeier. She also leaves two bothers, Ph. H. Reither of East St. Louis, Jacob Reither of Gilroy, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Barth of Oakland, Cal., fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
      The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock in the German M.E. church, Rev. A. F. Ludwig officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellow's cemetery.
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Known Children of John & Susan Huegely :
1. Mary Catherine Huegely
      The daughter of John & Susanna (nee Reither) Huegely
      Born on October 6, 1848 in Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois
      Married Theodore L. Reuter
Nashville News
Nashville, Illinois
July 21, 1932
Mrs. Mary Reuter Resident of Nashville 79 years
      Mrs. Mary Reuter, now in her 84th year, is the oldest daughter of the late Judge John Huegely and wife Susanna, nee Reither. The Huegely family is closely linked with the history of Nashville. The founder of the Huegely mill came to this country as a young man of 22; landed at New Orleans after a three months' ocean voyage; came to St. Louis on a steamboat; drifted to Red Bud, where he had the old-fashioned ague for six months; finally removed to Mascoutah, where he was married. There Mrs. Reuter was born Oct. 6, 1848. It is well known how Judge Huegely, through business acumen, industry and thrift, established the present Huegely mill, which was continually enlarged and improved. The old mill was built in 1860. His partner was P. H. Reither, but in 1871 he became sole owner. In 1890 he withdrew from business and the mill is now conducted and owned by his eldest son, John Huegely. Mr. Reuter sold his interest in the Huegely Milling company, in which plant he spent most of his life, in 1923 to his brothers-in-law, John and Julius Huegely, the former in 1930 purchasing his brother's share. Mr. Reuter became a resident of Nashville in 1869.
      Mrs. Reuter's parents were long-lived, Mr. Huegely reaching the extraordinary age of 96 and Mrs. Huegely becoming 87, the passing of the two life companions in 1914, being only three months apart.
      Judge Huegely and family came to Nashville in 1853 and on July 23, 1932, it will be 79 years that our city has been Mrs. Reuter's home.
      Mrs. Reuter and her sister, Miss Sue Huegely, were attending the Central Wesleyan college in Warrenton, Mo. in 1864 when the Show-me state was still a hotbed of sedition. A Union army, after achieving many successes, was disbanded and a regiment, enroute home, marched through Warrenton, one of the young soldiers being T. L. Reuter, who in his addresses often remarked that among the college girls who cheered the soldiers, was a blond who later became his wife.
      Mrs. Reuter, like her husband, was always very active in church work, serving as treasurer of the Ladies Aid society of the M.E. church for 53 years.
      Nine years ago Mr. and Mrs. Reuter made a trip to Sheridan, Wyoming, to see their son Bert, viewing also the wonders of Yellowstone Park, from where they continued their journey to Portland, Oregon. Last year she attended the national convention of the Home Mission society in Minneapolis, Minn., and also visited her daughters, Mrs. Theo Blackmum and Mrs. Sue Mahle, in the twin city, St. Paul.
      Died on December 11, 1941 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.
            See also : Death Certificate
      Buried on December 15, 1941 in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Obituary lists surviving grandchildren as:
            Mrs. J. R. Hayford, Mrs. P. R. Gilchrist, Harry A. Blackmun;
            great-grandchildren Patricia and Joan Hayford
  The son of Philip C. Reuter and Elizabeth (nee Otto) Reuter.
Born on April 6, 1845 near Frankfort Au Main, Germany, Duchy of Nassau
Immigrated to United States in 1848 (per 1900 census)
Military Service - Civil War; Union Army - August 8, 1862 to August 5, 1865
      Company H, 117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry Volunteers
            See also : Civil War Pension Documents
      He served for 3 years in Civil War, returned to Belleville and worked as a clerk in a store until 1866 when moved to Nashville and lived briefly. Went to Chicago and employed as a merchant's clerk until returned to Nashville in 1869 and remained for rest of his years. He served on the city council of Nashville, as well as member of school board and Methodist church
Died on March 19, 1925 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      (Book 5, Page 533, Washington County, IL Death Records)
      See also : Death Certificate
Buried on March 22, 1925 in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Children of Theodore L. & Mary Catherine (nee Huegely) Reuter :
  1.1. Mary Susan "Sue" Reuter
        Born on June 27, 1871
        Married George W. Mahle
                He died on March 5, 1944 in Minnesota
        Died in February 1951
        Both George & Sue Mahle are buried in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
  Known Children of George & Sue Mahle :
        1.1.1. Richard Mahle
        1.1.2. Dorothy Mahle
  1.2. Johnnette Elizabeth "Annette" Reuter
        Born on September 25, 1873
        Married 1. W. R. Jones
        Married 2. _?_ Offill
        Died in September 1949
  Known Child of W. R. & Annette Jones :
        1.2.1. Margaret Jones - Born about 1902
  1.3. Philip George Reuter
        Born on January 23, 1876
        Married Margaret Cretsinger
        Died on January 6, 1913
1.4. Walter E. Reuter
        Born on January 4, 1879
                (Book 1, Page 49, Washington County, IL Birth Records)
        Died on February 5, 1879
1.5. Harry Edgar Reuter
        Born on June 16, 1880 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
        Died on June 10, 1907 in Berlin Germany.
        See (below) : Obituary of Harry E. Reuter
1.6. Theodora Huegely Reuter
        Born on November 20, 1884
        Married Corwin N. Blacknum - (He died on February 5, 1947)
              Theo & Corwin Blacknum were the parents of
              Supreme Court Judge Harry Andrew Blacknum (Blackman)
  1.6.1. Harry Andrew Blackmun
        Born on November 12, 1908 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
        Died on March 4, 1999
          Died on September 10, 1977
        Buried in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
1.7. John Bertrum Reuter
        Born on June 24, 1889
                In the 1910 Census he was living with parents.
                Clerk in the employ of the Huegely Milling Company.
        Died after 1941

Death Notice
Nashville Journal
Nashville, Illinois
June 13, 1907
     Talented Young Pianist Passes Away in Berlin - Interment to Occur Here
     While fondly anticipating his return to his home country, the sudden announcement by cablegram of the death of Harry Edgar Reuter, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Reuter and grandson of Judge and Mrs. Huegely, of this city, shrouded Nashville with sadness and proved a terrible shock to not only his immediate relatives but also to his numerous friends and acquaintances. The first information in regard to his illness was received Monday afternoon and was to the effect that he was seriously ill and this was soon followed by the sad message announcing his death.
     Nashville is Harry Reuter's native home and June 16, 1880, is the date of his birth. He attended the Nashville public schools and later graduated from the Central Wesleyan College, at Warrenton, Mo. At an early age it became apparent that he was possessed of great talent as a pianist and he commenced his musical studies as a pupil of his aunt, Mrs. W. O. Weihe, of this city. He later studied under Prof. Kroeger, in St. Louis, and on July 12, 1903, left this city for Berlin, Germany sailing for that point July 16, 1903. Since that time he had continued to remain in Berlin studying under that great concert player, Mme. Carreno. He had just completed his four years' study, finishing as a pianist, and had intended to sail homeward the fourth of this month and all arrangements had been made by relatives to meet him in New York and for a reception at this city on his birthday, June 16. Some days ago, a message was received stating that he had been delayed in sailing and that a letter would follow, which was the last word until Monday's cablegram.
     Being devoted to his profession, Harry Reuter was a very close student. He was one of Nashville's choicest young men and was prominent in social and church circles and his excellent character caused him to be held in the highest regard. His ability and prominence in the sphere of music, which a writer describes as a country not bounded by states or territories or possessions, nor governed by potentates or municipalities, but by the dictates of the melody loving and soul responsive, was a matter of which our people were proud.
     At this writing the nature of his illness is unknown. Friends of the family in Berlin, among whom are Simon Spiro, a former Nashville resident, not Berlin's most prominent Odd Fellow, have charge of the arrangements to forward the remains on the steamship Pennsylvania, which will reach New York June 27. The announcement of the funeral to be held here will be made later. In this profound sorrow the bereaved family has the deepest sympathy of our people.
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Nashville Journal
Nashville, Illinois
June 20, 1907
     T.L. Reuter and son, Philip Reuter, left this morning for New York to meet and accompany the remains of Harry Reuter to this city."
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Nashville Journal
Nashville, Illinois
July 4, 1907
      The remains of Harry Edgar Reuter, whose death occurred in Berlin, from New York, by his father T. L. Reuter and brother Philip Reuter. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon. At the services held at the family residence, Rev. Schoenig, pastor of the German M.E. church, of this city, and Rev. Panowitt, of St. Louis, officiated. Miss Zimmerman, of the Central Wesleyan College, of Warrenton, Mo., rendered vocal solos. This service was followed by services at the German M.E. church, where Rev. Schoenig delivered a sermon in German and Dr. Addicks, president of Central Wesleyan College of Warrenton, Mo., delivered a sermon in English. Rev. Charles Rodenberg, of St. Louis, and a former pastor of the church, Rev. Rademacher, of North Prairie, and Rev. Groves, of this city, also took part in the services. Miss Zimmerman, of Warrenton, and Prof. J.A. Stevenson of Cobden, sang solos. Interment was made in the I.O.O. F. cemetery. Oscar Rabenneck, Frank Gewe, Henry Brethauer, Robt. Anderson of this city, Albert Rodenberg of Centralia and Oscar Knehaus, of St. Louis, served as pall bearers. May sympathizing friends of the family were in attendance at the last sad rites of Nashville's most promising young man. The floral offerings _____ by sorrowing friends, as tokens of respect and esteem, were many and profuse, among them being a wreath of laurel and magnolias, sent by Berlin, Germany, friends as a tribute to deceased.
      The following were among the number who attended the funeral of Harry E. Reuter, in this city, Monday: F. E. Liese and daughter Miss Alvina, of Belleville, C. M. Forman and daughter, Mrs. Eggmann and Miss Mary Forman, of East St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rodenberg, of Centralia, W. G. Frank and C. L. Schulze, of Okawville, Chas. Hertel, of Anna, County School Supt. Chas. Hartel, of Belleville, Prof. J. A. Stevenson, of Cobden, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blumenstengel, of California, Mo., Dr. G. Addicks and Miss Zimmerman, of Warrenton, Mo., Rev. H. J. Pannwitt, Oscar Knehaus, Dr. J. F. Reuter, Prof. J. C. Eisenberg, W. R. Jones and family, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Reuter, of St. Louis, Mrs. W. R. Jones sr. and Miss Bessie Jones, of East St. Louis, Mrs. E. G. Guth, Mr. and Mrs. Fack, Mr. and Mrs.. George Postel and Misses Mamie and Louise Fack, Anna Schwalb and Amelia Postel, of Mascoutah, Corwin Blackmun, of New Port, Minn., Rev. J. Wanner of Oakdale, Rev. and Mrs. Rademacher, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brink, Hy. Huck and family, Hy. Duecker and family, Mrs. Sophia Hake, Joseph Hake, Chas. Brink, and Miss Mary Brink, of North Prairie, Rev. Gaebe and family of Cordes, Philip Weber of Beaucoup, Benj. H. Gaebe, of Addieville and Rev. Charles Rodenberg of St. Louis, and Misses Susie Morgan, Dora McIlwain, Beulah Poos and Maud Reynolds, of Okawville.
2. Susannah Katherina Huegely
      Born on March 4, 1851 in Mascoutah, St Clair County, Illinois
      Residence 1930 in 408 North Mill Street, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois. Living with sister "Lizzie Buchner, age 76"
      Died on July 24, 1937 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
  3. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Huegely
      Born on October 3, 1853 in Mascoutah, St Clair County, Illinois
      Married George Buehner on July 24, 1884.
            Notes : According to obituary, her husband died a month after marriage.
                  When researching old newspapers, in 1869 the pastor of the M.E. Church was "George Buehner,"
                  possibly father to this individual?       (Notes source : Wanda Groennert's Papers)
      Residence 1930 in 408 North Mill Street, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Died on December 10, 1940 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
  4. Sophia Huegely
      Born on December 21, 1855 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Died on September 8, 1861 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
  5. John Huegely Jr.
      Born on February 25, 1858 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Married (1.) Annie S. Keller on May 24, 1884.
            She died on September 1, 1892.
      Married (2). Setta E. Weihe on September 25, 1895
            She was the daughter of Fred Weihe.
      Died on April 29, 1944 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
  Known Children of John & Annie (nee Keller) Huegely :
          i. Ella C. Huegely
               Born on 12 Apr 1885 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
               Married Robert Edgar Pence on April 24, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri
                        He was the son of Robert & Frances (nee Meyer) Pence
                        He was born on August 3, 1885
                        He died on October 1, 1959 in Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois
               Died on February 5, 1964 in Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois
  Known Children of Robert & Ella Pence :
          i. Charles E. Pence
               Born on January 18, 1908 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
               Married Mary Backus about 1933
               Died on February 26, 1984 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio
                      Known Children of Charles and Mary Pence :
                           a. Suzanne Pence ( 23 Feb 1940 - 08 Jun 2004)
                           b. Patricia Pence
       Mansfield -- Charles E. Pence, 76, retired production control engineer for the Hartman Electrical Mfg. Co., died early Sunday at his home, 596 Park Avenue West.
       Mr. Pence was born in Nashville, Ill., Jan. 18, 1908 and was a 1929 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity. He came to Mansfield in 1946 from Akron, where he was an engineer for Goodyear Aircraft.
       Mr. Pence was a member and former trustee of the First United Methodist Church, a member of Mansfield Lodge No. 35, F. & A.M., past patron of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the FISH ministry.
       Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Backus Pence, with whom he recently celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Suzanne) Hamlin of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. George (Patricia) Neilaur of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Ivan of Lombard, Ill.; and Robert of Charleston, Ill.; one grandson; and five great-grandchildren.
       Services will be conducted in the Finefrock Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Robert Baker, pastor of the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call in the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church.
[Note : four granddaughters were omitted from the list of survivors.]

         ii. Ivan E. Pence - Born on September 27, 1915; and died on January 7, 1999.
         Services for Ivan E. Pence, 83, of Chandler will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mesa Heritage Mortuary, 5650 E. Main St. He died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in Chandler. Mr. Pence, a retired electrical engineer, was born in Belvidere, Ill. Survivors include his daughter, Penny; sons George and Richard; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 9034 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021.

        iii. J. Robert Pence
               Born on 09 December 9, 1919 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado
               Married Ruth A. Rennebohm in 1947.
               Died on March 12, 1993 in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois.
                    Known Children of J. Robert & Ruth Pence :
                        a. Edward Pence
                        b. William Pence
                        c. Michael Pence
                        d. John Pence
                        e. Carol Pence
       Charleston -- J. Robert Pence, 73, of Charleston died at 7:33 p.m. Friday (March 12, 1993) in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date. Harper-Swickard Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
      He was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Denver, Colo., a son of Robert and Ella Huegley Pence. He married Ruth Rennebohm in 1947; she survives.
      Other survivors include four sons, Edward Pence of Charleston, William Pence of Ellicott City, MD., Michael Pence of Rochelle, Ill., and John Pence of Marietta, GA; one daughter, Carol Birch of Tijeras, NM; one brother, Ivan Pence of Glendale, Ariz. and five grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by one brother.
      Mr. Pence was a music professor at Eastern Illinois University; he retired in 1977. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Charleston.
      Memorials can be sent to Wesley United Methodist Church or the J. Robert Pence Scholarship Fund at Eastern Illinois University.
      Charleston -- A memorial service for J. Robert Pence was held Thursday afternoon at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Clark officiating.
      The organist was Mrs. David Swickard. Also played were Welsh and English choral music, brass ensemble music and "Fanfare For The Common Man" by Aaron Copeland.
      Mr. Pence, 73, of Charleston died March 12, 1993, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
HARVARD -- Mrs. Ella H. Pence, 78, of Evergreen Park, long-time Harvard resident, died Wednesday night in Pontiac.
      She was born April 12, 1885, in Nashville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Huegely.
      On April 24, 1907, in St. Louis, Mo., she was married to R. Edgar Pence, who died Oct. 1, 1959. Mrs. Pence was a member of the Harvard Methodist Church and a past matron of Harvard Eastern Star Lodge.
      Survivors are three sons, Charles E., Mansfield, Ohio, Ivan E., Evergreen Park, and J. Robert, Charleston; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Finke, Brookline, Mass., and Mrs. Olive Mann, New Rochelle, N.Y.; and a brother, Homer Huegely of Ohio.
      Friends may call in the Schutt, McFarlin and Saunders funeral home, where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Russell Koenig. Burial will be in Belvidere cemetery.

      Robert Edgar Pence, 74, a retired Harvard businessman and salesman for Starline Corp., died Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
      Mr. Pence passed away in the Harvard Community Hospital after a long illness. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Schutt-McFarlin-Saunders funeral home, the Rev. Commodore Chasteen of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Belvidere Cemetery.
      Surviving are his wife, Ella; three sons, Charles E. of Mansfield, Ohio; Ivan E., Evergreen Park, Ill.; and J. Robert, Charleston, Ill.; a sister, Miss Helen M. Pence, Macomb, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.
      R. Edgar Pence was born Aug. 3, 1885 at Nashville, Ill., the son of Robert and Frances Meyer Pence. He attended grade and high school at Nashville, and then joined his father in the nursery business, raising thousands of peach, apple and cherry trees.
      After his marriage to Ella Huegely, April 24, 1907, he moved to Chicago where he was a bookkeeper for the Chicago office of the National Sewing Machine Co. He was later transferred to the Belvidere office.
      During WWI he was YMCA secretary at Camp Grant in Rockford and later at Denver, Colo.
      In September of 1920 he moved to Harvard and was employed by the Manley Motor Company, conducted a hardware business in partnership with the late Judd Hancock for about 10 years, then became a salesman for Starline where he was employed 23 years.
      Mr. Pence was an active member of the First Methodist church, having taught Sunday school and singing and directing choirs. He was a Master Mason in the Harvard Lodge 309 AF & AM and also Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star. He was made a Master Mason on July 18, 1918, in Belvidere and affiliated with the Harvard Lodge Dec. 7, 1920.

         ii. Florence Huegely - Born in September 1890.
  Known Children of John & Setta (nee Weihe) Huegely :
          i. Olive Huegely
               Born on September 5, 1896 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois,
                        [Note: July 7, 1922 -- She took a three-month pleasure trip to various countries in Europe;
                              via New York Port, New York, New York.
         ii. John Homer Huegely
               Born on November 1, 1898 in Illinois.
               Residence in 1930 at 501 North Mill St., Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
               Married Marion Clarissa Glezen
                     She was born on August 26, 1893 in Iowa, and died on May 5, 1990 in Dade County, Florida.
               Died on March 18, 1967 in Columbus, Ohio.
  Known Children of John & Marion Huegely :
          i. Betty A. Huegely
               Born on April 10, 1921
               Married Clifford Grieman on 11 July 11, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri
               Died on 20 Aug 1997 in Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
         ii. Mary J. Huegely - Born about 1925
        iii. John Homer Huegely Jr.
               Born on November 30, 1926
               Died on 18 January 18, 1993 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio,
         iv. Joyce Huegely - Born about January 1930
          v. Royce Huegely
               Born about January 1930
               Died on June 20, 1968 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Nashville Journal
Nashville, Illinois
May 4, 1944
      Kindly, dignified John Huegely, whose very countenance reflected the fine character and integrity that set him apart as an individual has gone to his reward. Mr. Huegely succumbed Saturday night at 11 o'clock from a heart ailment which caused a general decline inn his health for several years. Seriously ill for almost a week prior to his passing, his children had all been called his bedside.
      That he should die in Nashville seemed strangely significant as it was here the deceased was born and had lived all of his 86 years. He could well have been termed one of Nashville's own sons.
      The child of John and Suzanne Reither Huegely, February 25, 1858 was his birth-date. Receiving his elementary education in the local public schools, Mr. Huegely attended Central Wesleyan College at Warrenton, MO., also Jones Commercial School in St. Louis before becoming associated in the flour milling industry with his father in 1878, a connection maintained over a period of nearly 60 years. In business he became widely known and respected for the qualities of honest and fair dealing that made him such an admirable figure.
      Twice married, Mr. Huegely's first wife was Anna Keller, who passed away in September of 1892 just eight years after their wedding on May 25, 1884. Two daughters were born of this union and upon entering wedlock with Miss Setta Weihe on September 25, 1895, she mothered them tenderly along with the children that blessed her own union with Mr. Huegely. The four remain now with the sorrowing widow, namely: Ella, Mrs. Edgar Pense of Harvard, Ill.; Florence, Mrs. Irwin Finke of Brookline, Massachusetts; Olive, Mrs. Alden T. Mann, Jr., of New Rochelle, New York; J. Homer Huegely of Detroit, Michigan. He also leaves three sons-in-law; one daughter-in-law; ten grand children; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; two sisters-in-law; a number of nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
      Mr. Huegely was a lifelong member of Wesley Methodist church and for several years was organist in the church and Sunday School.
      His funeral was held in the Wesley church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Mayo Bowles of Chester, a former minister here, officiating. Mrs. T. L. Brandt and Miss Olivia Hake sang, accompanied by Mrs. E. F. Gewe at the organ, and the following were pallbearers: Dr. J. P;. Leibrock, Joseph D. Maxwell, J. Paul Carter, Albert Eigenrauch, Enloe Buhrman, Harry O. Eise. Remains were laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery.
      Among those from out of town attending the rites were Mr.. and Mrs. R. E. Pense of Harvard; Mr. and Mrs. Irwin E.; Finke of Bookline, Mass.; Mrs. Alden T. Mann, Jr. of new Rochelle, new York; J. Homer Huegely of Detroit; Mrs. L. M. Mothershead, Miss Lena Liese, Geo. Bieser and daughter, Mrs. Emil Gauss and William Bieser of Belleville; Irvin Postel and Miss Myrtle Postel of Mascoutah; Mrs. Helen Purdy and Mr. and Mrs. Deed Purdy of DuQuoin; Rev. and Mrs. Mayo Bowles of Chester; Fred Greiman of Hoyleton.

  6. Henry Huegely
      Born on September 17, 1860 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Died on August 8, 1869 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois (Source : Nashville Journal, June 30, 1910)
  7. George Huegely
      Born on February 10, 1863 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Married (1). Mary A. Johannes on March 9, 1890; by Rev. F. Schmale
                  She was born on ( ? February 10, 1863 ?) in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
                  She died on July 23, 1912 in Washington County, Illinois.
      Married (2). Katharina Kern on September 30, 1911; by Rev. A. Ludwig.
                  She was the daughter of George Kern.
                  She was born on September 20, 1878 in Hassloch, Bavaria, Germany.
                  In August, 1910, emigrated to United States.
                  Residence in 1920 - Three Mile Road, Nashville Township, Washington County, Illinois.
                        [Note: Application for passport in 1915 stated she and daughter would be visiting "sick mother" but
                        application for passports for her and her daughter in 1920 stated she never used the passport
                        issued in 1915. The 1920 passport application requested a two-year stay in Europe.]
                  She died in August of 1972 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
      Residence 1900 in Beaucoup Township, Washington County, Illinois
      Died on July 23, 1912 in Washington County, Illinois
      Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery [which is now part of Greenwood Cemetery], Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
  George & Mary (nee Johannes) Huegely; on November 29, 1892, appointed guardians of :
          i. Lydia Schneider - She died on July 6, 1893.
         ii. John Schneider.
  Known Child of George & Katharina Huegely :
          i. Georgiana Huegely - Born on September 24, 1912 , two months after her father's death.
Nashville Journal
Nashville, Illinois
July 25, 1912
George Huegely Succumbs to Typhoid Tuesday
      George Huegely died at his home southeast of Nashville Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock of typhoid fever at the age of 49 years, 5 months and 13 days. Mr. Huegely had been feeling feverish and indisposed for several days last week and on Wednesday grew worse and while in town requested a physician to follow him home at one as he was too ill to stay for an examination. The case was diagnosed as typhoid, complicated with heart failure, and within a week, in spite of tender nursing, he succumbed to the dread malady.
      Deceased was born Feb. 10, 1863 , in Nashville as the son of Judge John Huegely, sr., and wife Susan, nee Reither. He received his education in the local public school and the Central Wesleyan College at Warrenton, Mo. On March 9, 1890, he was united in matrimony to Miss Mary Johannes, Rev. F. Schmale performing the ceremony. On Nov. 29, 1892 Mr. Huegely was appointed guardian of Lydia and John Schneider, two orphans, who found loving care in his home. Lydia departed this life July 6, 1893, at the age of (space) years. John Schneider is at present in Kansas.
      On September 30, 1911, Mr. Huegely was married to Miss Katie Kern of Hassloch, Germany, by Rev. A. Ludwig.
      The departed followed the profession of farming, and on his fine farm on the outskirts of town last year built a comfortable and handsome bungalow. His whole life was spent in this his native town, and, being good-natured, pleasant spoken and obliging, he had many friends who grieve at his demise.
      He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, his aged parents, five sisters; Mrs. T. L. Reuter, miss Sue Huegely, Mrs. Lizzie Buehner, Mrs.. W. O. Weihe, Mrs. S. H. Hasemeier and two brothers, John Huegely, jr., and Julius Huegely, all of here.
      The funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence, Rev. A. Ludwig officiating. Interment was made to the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
  8. Anna Huegely
      Born on August 17, 1865 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Married William O. Weihe on May 20, 1891.
                  He was born in June of 1864
                  In the 1900 census his employment was Lumber Dealer
      Died on December 30, 1945 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
  Known Child of William & Anna Weihe :
          i. Wesley Weihe - Born on July 6, 1893 and died in September of 1970

  9. Amelia Huegely
      Born on January 6, 1868 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Married Sigmund Louis Hasemeier on May 1, 1895.
                  He was the son of F. & Wilhemenia (nee Sterberg) Hasemeier.
                  He was born on August 8, 1864
                  He died on March 31, 1945
      Died in 1965.
  Known Children of Sigmund & Amelia Hasemeier :
          i. Stanley Huegely Hasemeier.
                  Born on April 7, 1897 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
                  Residence in 1917 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
                  Married Pauline Hickson on August 18, 1927.
                  Died in 1973.
         ii. Warren Hasemeier
                  Born in 1902.
                  Married (1). Francis Moore on August 18, 1927
                  Married (2). Margaret Rinne on June 27, 1953 in Hastings, Barry County, Michigan
                  Died in March of 1969.
  Known Children of Warren& Francis Hasemeier :
          i. Margaret Hasemeier - Born on February 5, 1925; and died on July 18, 1973.
        iii. Mildred Hasemeier
                  Married Julian Brandhorst.

10. Julius Huegely
      Born on March 27, 1870 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Married Cora Wehrman on August 17, 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri
                     She was the daughter of Charles Wehrman.
      Employment in 1930 - Owner of flour mill.
      Residence in 1930 was 502 North Mill, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
      Died on May 16, 1930 in St. John's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
           Cause of Death was Cirrhosis of liver (chronic hepititis).
Notes : 1. (extracted from The History of Southern Illinois; published in 1912)
     "...director in the First National Bank of Nashville and of the Nashville Hospital Association, and is president of the Nashville Pressed Brick Company ... political affiliations ... the interests of the Republican party ... served as secretary of the county central committee and was a delegate to the Republican national convention of 1900 ... As a Mason he was worshipful master of the Blue Lodge for four years and high priest of the Chapter eight years ... is a Knight of Pythias ... a faithful attendant of the Methodist Episcopal church. His home is one of the residences in the cluster of homes in the atmosphere of the parental domicile ..."
2. (extracted from the obituary of Julius Huegely)
     The house he was living in at time of death was built about 1915; had been Secretary/Treasurer of mill since 1918 and was vice president of 1st Nat'l Bank
  Known Children of Julius & Cora Huegely :
          i. Julius Wallace Huegely
             Born on May 2, 1905
             Employment 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri - Supervisor, Iron Company
             Residence in 1930 at 2709 South Kingshighway, St. Louis, Missouri
             Died in February of 1983.
         ii. Charles Russell Huegely
             Born about 1908
             Residence in 1930 at 2709 South Kingshighway, St. Louis, Missouri (Living with brother & wife)
        iii. Corene Huegely
             Born on September 24, 1912 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
                 [Note : Left New York on June 22, 1936 to travel to Southhampton, England]
        Nashville Journal, Nashville, Illinois; May 21, 1936, Page 5
Miss Huegely to Study in England
      Miss Corene Huegely will sail June 20 on the S. S. Berlin for England, where she will study advanced riding this summer. Miss Huegely is riding instructor at Monticello Seminary at Godfrey and presented her class in a horse show Saturday afternoon in connection with the May Day festival at the school. The show was given after the crowning of the May Queen and the riders included cadets from Western Military Academy at Alton, besides Miss Huegely's riding class. Mrs. G. H. Beckmeyer, daughter Joan, son Robert, Betty Blair Clarkson, Robert Day were invited guests who attended from here. Each was served on the lawn following the show and the guests taken on a tour of the buildings and grounds.
      Miss Huegely and several girls from the seminary have entered the horse show to be held in Springfield on April 30.

         iv. Anna Christine Huegely

11. Philip Huegely
      Born in 1874.
      Died in 1876.
      Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois

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