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Johann Philip Reuter Family
of Elkton & Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
From the research of Kathyrn Todd ©
Johann Philip Reuter
Born on December 12, 1824 in Germany
Immigrated in the 1840s and settled first in St. Clair Co., IL. near Fayetteville.
He stood 5' 8" tall with brown hair, dark eyes and a dark complexion.
Married Johannette Philippine Zwengel on August 30, 1859
      (Reference : St. Clair County, IL Marriage Records - License No. 131)
Occupation : Blacksmith
Military Service:
      As Phillip Reuter, he served during the Civil War with the Union Army, with Co. G, 43rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers
      Enlisted on September 22, 1864 in Alton, IL. and he mustered in as a Private on September 22, 1864 in Alton, IL.
      Listed as "Renter", he was transferred to Co. D, 43rd Illinois Consolidated Infantry
      Mustered out on July 1, 1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
      See : Civil War Pension Documents
In 1867 the family moved to Washington County, Illinois
He was naturalized in April 1875.
Died on February 16, 1883 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
      (Reference : Book 1, Page 73, Washington County, IL Death Records)
Buried on February 18, 1883 in Elkton Cemetery, Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
 
Johannette Philippine (nee Zwengel) Reuter Johannette Philippine Zwengel
The daughter of Johann Heinrich & Maria Elizabetha (nee Wick) Zwengel
Born on February 4, 1838 in Rod in - the - Weil, Hessen, Germany
Immigrated to the United States in 1848
Confirmed on April 4, 1858 at Holy Ghost, Darmstadt, St. Clair Co., IL.
Married Johann Philip Reuter on August 30, 1859
Died October 31, 1915 in Elkton, Washington County, IL.
She is buried in Elkton Cemetery, Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
      See : Obitury of Johannette Philippine (nee Zwengel) Reuter
      See : Zwengel Family

 
Children of Johann Philip & Johannette Philippine (nee Zwengel) Reuter :
    One son and one daughter dying at Fayetteville, birth and death dates are unknown
    No longer living when others died in 1873
        1. female (Sarah) Reuter)
        2. male (Phillip) Reuter
    One daughter and four sons passing away in Elkton in February 1873, in one week.
        3. Adolph Reuter
            Born on September 6, 1862 in St. Clair County, Illinois
            Died on February 8, 1873 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
        4. C. Lewis Reuter
            Born on April 14, 1866 in St. Clair County, Illinois
            Died on February 13, 1873 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
        5. Ida C. Reuter
            Born on September 7, 1867 in St. Clair County, Illinois
            Died on February 5, 1873 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
        6. I. Heinrich Reuter
            Born on March 6, 1869 in St. Clair County, Illinois
            Died on February 8, 1873 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
        7. Henry Theodore
            Born on Nov ember 2, 1870 in St. Clair County, Illinois
            Died on February 4, 1873 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
  Notes : The first seven children were probably born in Fayetteville, St. Clair County, Illinois
The dates are from the tombstones in Elkton Cemetery, Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
Children 3 - 7 died in a Cholera epidemic.
At that time the mother was also laid out for burial when one of the ladies preparing her noticed her breathing.
Child No. 8, Gustave Adam, was blinded by the illness and my grandmother, No. 11,
said her mom told her she could see him going blind.
Also, grandma called the first girl, her sister, Sëët sëë; another cousin said her name was "Sarah".
Note : (no relationship) In Elkton Cemetery, H. H. & I. Rountree have 5 children, 3 of whom died in the same week as the Reuter children.
        8. Gustave Adam Reuter
        9. Henry L. Reuter
      10. Walter Herman Reuter
      11. Waltena Reuter
      12. Edward F. Reuter
 
Reuter Family Home in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
Reuter Family Home in Elkton
Photograph courtesy of Judy Fuqua Kinney
Left to Right : Gus Reuter, Walter Reuter and Philippine Reuter
 

Interesting item - Unknown contents or reason for this package
Zwengel to Reuter 1865 shipping tag
$ 80--------
Adams Express Company
Western Division
Soldiers' PackageFor Philip Reuter
 Fayetteville
From Adolph ZwengelSt. Clair Cty
Little Rock, Sept 12th 1865Ills.
Adolph Zwengel and Philip Reuter were brothers-in-law.
      They both served during the Civil War and were in Little Rock, Arkansas at the same time
 
      It was my understanding (from Adolph's grandson) that this was Philip's muster out pay. Why he didn't just bring it with him, I do not know.                   Kathyrn Todd

REUTER Family Reunions
Descendants of Johann Philip Reuter & Johannette Philippine Zwengel
REUTER Reunion
No. 57 Oakdale, Illinois September 21, 2013
 
      On September 21, 2013 the 57th Reuter reunion was held at the home of Wayne and Judy Kinney of Oakdale
 
      There were 57 descendents of Johann Philip and Philippine Reuter in attendance. They were the parents of 12 children, nine sons and three daughters. Two of their children born in Fayetteville died in infancy. While living in Elkton, five children ages approximately two and one half to eleven and one half died from cerebral spinal fever February 4, 1873 - February 13, 1873. Their remaining child a son, Gustave became blind from the illness. He did not let this deter from living a productive life. Some family members have furniture he made. They were blessed with four more children, Louis, Walter, Waltena and Edward. Descendents of two of their children were present at the reunion.
 
      Descendents of Walter Reuter, Dude and Dolly Fuqua; Wayne and Judy Kinney; Bill and Sharon Patton; Paul Wisely; Jill Brown and friend James Casper; Jim, Denise, emily and Eric Wisely; Mike and Susan Hillyard; Dean, Janet, Brandon, Aden and Brooke Wisely; and Dylan and Tiffany Wisely all of Oakdale. Perry and Tonia Nuernberger of Alton; Effie Campbell of New Athens; Klif and June Kline of Coulterville; Jocelyn Kasten of Jackson, Mo.; Joe Gibbons and Gail Baily of Edgewood; Tom and Louise Gibbons of Farina; Bill and Alice Britton of Farina, their daughter and granddaughter Mona Barber and Addy; Ron and Peggy Fairchild of Waltonvilleand Ed and Marcena Austin of Alexis.
 
      Descendents of Waltena Reuter Friemann: Cecil and Myrene Alfeldt of Oakdale; Rudy and Pat Alfeldt of Marissa; Kathyrn Todd of Freeburg; Roland and Kathleen Schwengels of Villa Ridge, Mo.; Betty Bissell, Sarah Stern and son of Chester; Norma Auld, Mike Auld, Shirley Proyaznik, Erica, Savannah and Cody Schmaker of Marine.
 
      A delicious potluck dinner was enjoyed then a short meeting was held. Gifts were given to Dude (Arson) Fuqua the oldest, Sarah Stern's son youngest boy, Savannah Schmaker youngest girl. Betty Bissell most children, Kathyrn Todd most grandchildren and Dude and Dolly Fuqua most great-grandchildren, Ed and Marcena Austin for traveling the farthest. A special gift, a wooden truck made by 89 year old Dude Fuqua was given to Dean and Janet Wisely for the family with the most members present. Paul Wisely provided a special gift in memory of his mother Wilma Wisely. It was won by Kathleen Schwengels. Attendance prizes were won by Jill Brown and Erica Schmaker.
 
      It was decided the 58th reunion would be held at the Kinney's tentatively the 3rd weekend in September 2014. If you would like information on the reunion or family history please contact Judy Kinney 618-329-5249.
REUTER Reunion
No. 58 Oakdale, Illinois September 20, 2014
 
      The 58th Reuter Reunion was held at the home of Wayne and Judy Kinney of Oakdale, Illinois on September 20, 2014.
 
      There were 64 descendents of Johann and Philippine Reuter in attendance. Descendants of two of their children were present.
 
      Descendants and family members of Walter Reuter: Dude and Dolly Fuqua; Wayne and Judy Kinney; Bill and Sharon Patton; Jeff, Wendy, Johnna, Riley, Joel and Tessa Bergmann; Jill Brown; Susan Hillyard; Dean, Janet, Clark, Brandon, Aden and Brook Wisely; Dylan and Tiffany Wisely; Jim, Denise, Emily and Eric Wisely; and Rick Patton all of Oakdale, IL; Joycelyn Kasten of Jackson, MO; June Kline of Coulterville, IL; Connie and Lisa McCain of Breese, IL; Earl and Phyllis Wisely of Rochester, Indiana; Joe Gibbons of Addieville, IL; Jim and Rose Gibbons and Gail Baily of Edgewood, IL; Ron and Peggy Fairchild of Waltonville, IL; Tom and Louise Gibbons of Farina, IL; Ashley Owen; Tina Olszewski; Robert and Cheryl Wright of White Hall, AR; Ed and Marcena Austin of Alexis, IL; Yvette Wright of Galesburg, IL; and Perry and Tina Nuernberger of Alton, IL.
 
      Descendents and family members of Waltena Reuter Frieman: Cecil and Myrine Alfeldt; and Cecil Alfeldt of Oakdale, IL; Kathryn Todd of Freeburg, IL; Murray Schwengels and friends Dana Womick; and Kathleen Schwengels of Villa Ridge, Mo; Betty Bissell and Vincent Stern of Chester, IL; Norma Auld; Shirley Provznik, Erica, Cody and Savannah Schomaker of Marine, IL.
 
      A potluck dinner was enjoyed then a short meeting was held. There were drawings for several gifts including gifts made by Joyceln Kasten and Cheryl Wright. It was decided the 59th reunion will be held the 3rd Saturday of September at the home of Wayne and Judy Kinney. Please call Judy at 618-329-5249 for information or if you have family pictures or info that you would like to share.
Descendants of Henry & Waltena (nee Reuter) Frieman
Reuter Family Reunion 2014
Photograph courtesy of Judy Fuqua Kinney
Back Row : Murray Schwengels, Dana Womick, Shirley Provaznik,
Erica Schomaker, Vincent Stern, Greg Alfeldt, Myrene Alfeldt
Front Row : Kathyrn Todd, Kathleen Schwengels holding Cody Schomaker,
Norma Auld holding Savannah Schomaker, Betty Bissell, Cecil Alfeldt.
 
Descendants of Walter Reuter
Reuter Family Reunion 2014
Photograph courtesy of Judy Fuqua Kinney
Back Row : Jeff & Wendy Bergmann, Tiffany & Dylan Wisely,
Dean, Clark & Janet Wisely, Judy & Wayne Kinney, Jim Wisely, June Kline,
Jill Brown, Bill Patton
Middle Row : Brandon Wisely, Johnna Bergmann, Dude & Dolly Fuqua,
Joycelyn Kasten, Earl Wisely, Riley Bergmann
Front Row : Eric Wisely, Tessa Bergmann, Joel Bergmann, Brooke Wisely,
Aden Wisely
 

8. Gustave Adam Reuter
            Born on February 26, 1871 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
            Married Esther Rosetta (nee Wilson) Kinyon on March 11, 1924 in Elkton, Washington Co., IL
                        She was the daughter of Clark & Isavila (nee Smith) Wilson
                        & widow of James P. Kinyon (1864 - 1921, whom she had married on February 14, 1897.
                                    See :Family of James P. & Esther Rosetta (nee Wilson) Kinyon
                                    with children : Mollie V., Daisy Mae, George H. & Sylvia
                        See :Obituary of Esther Rosetta (nee Wilson) [Kinyon] Reuter
            Died on December 4, 1940 in Swanwick, Perry County, Illinois
            See : Obituary of Gustave Adam Reuter

 
Gus & Esther Reuter
Gustave & Esther Reuter
Gus Reuter with his brooms         When an infant in 1873 when cholera claimed the lives of his five sisters and brothers in 9 days; he was blinded.

 
      He went to Jacksonville School for the Blind and made brooms for a living.

9. Henry Louis Reuter
            Born on February 17, 1874 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
            Married Julia Mieger
            Died on October 12, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri.
            Burial was in New St. Marcus Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri
            See :Obituary of Henry Louis Reuter
 
Julia Mieger
Born on October 12, 1878 in St. Louis, MO
Died on April 22, 1950
Buried on April 26, 1950
in New St. Marcus Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
      See :Obituary of Julia (nee Mieger) Reuter
Photo of Henry Reuter
Henry Louis Reuter
(H. T. Strathmann,
Fayetteville, Illinois)

Photograph courtesy of
Judy Fuqua Kinney
            Children of Henry L. & Julia (nee Mieger) Reuter :
  9.1. Pearl Reuter
      Born in St. Louis, Missouri
      Died before September 2009
9.2. Kenneth Arthur Reuter
      Born on July 30, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri
      Married Adrienne S. Schlechte
            She was the daughter of Louis & Augusta (nee Schoeber) Schlechte
            She was born on March 28, 1920 in Hamel, Madison County, Illinois
            She died on October 16, 2008
            She is buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon, Madison Co., IL.
            See : Obituary of Adrienne S. Reuter
      Died on September 25, 2009 in Eden Village, Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois
      Buried on September 30, 2009 in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon, Madison Co., IL.
      See : Obituary of Kenneth A. Reuter, Sr.
 
      Child of Kenneth A. & Adrienne S. Reuter :
            9.2.1. Kennth A. Reuter, Jr. (married Kathleen _?_ - 2 children, Kevin & Kelsey)

10. Walter Herman Reuter
            Born on September 23, 1875 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
            Married 1. Mary (Maria) Charlotte Haverkamp on June 5, 1901
                        She was the daughter of Charles & Mary (nee Iceman) Haverkamp
                        She was born October 14, 1880
                        She died on February 17, 1911 - (Book 4, Page 60, Washington County, IL Death Records)
                        See : Obituary of Mary Charlotte (nee Haverkamp) Reuter
            Married 2. Tillie M. Klingenberg on June 8, 1924
                        She was born on October 28, 1900 in Plum Hill, Washington County, Illinois
                        She died on January 28, 1977 in Sparta, Randolph county, Illinois
            Died on January 18, 1957
            See : Obituary of Walter Herman Reuter
 
 
1920 Prairie Farmer Directory
Washington County, IL.
Name : Reuter, Walter H.
Wife's Maiden Name : Mary Haverkamp
Children at Home : Matilda, Gustav, Waltena and Ora
Post Office : R 1, Oakdale
Township : Plum Hill, Sec. 33
Acres Owned : 80
Year became resident of county : 1875
Telephone : Farmers Tel. Addieville
 
Ora Reuter
Waltena Wisely
Ray Wisely
Herman Frieman
Viola Haverkamp
Melvin Dahncke
 
Photograph courtesy of
Judy Fuqua Kinney
Photo of five
            Children of Walter Herman & Mary Charlotte (nee Haverkamp) Reuter:
  10.1. Matilda "Tillie" Philipine Reuter
        Born on August 11, 1902 in Plum Hill, Washington County, Illinois
             (Book 3, Page 59, Washington County, IL Birth Records)
        Married Charles Cunningham ~ they later divorced
        Died on June 16, 1979
        Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
        See : Obituary of Tillie (nee Reuter) Cunningham
 
Charles Cunningham
The son of Newton Hillary & Ellen Victoria (nee Osborn) Cunningham
He died in 1957
See : Funeral article of Charles Cunningham
[As remembered by "Dolly" Darlene Wisely Fuqua (age 87)]
      Charles was good looking, but stuttered. He grew up east of Elkhorn Creek Bridge, along Elkhorn Road. They lived close to the road but could not be seen from the road because of the woods. Charles and Tillie both worked in Chester and E. St. Louis after they married, dolly thinks in shoe factories.
      They moved to Salem where he became involved with another woman who he later married. After the divorce her aunt Tillie and son Charles C., who was in the first grade, lived with them (Wisely), until she got a job in Monmouth.
          Child of Charles & Tillie Cunningham :
                10.1.1. Charles Cecil Cunningham
                                Born on December 20, 1930 in Oakdale, Washington Co., IL.
                                Served in the Korean War ~ ASC, U. S. Air Force
                                Married 1. Alice Darlene Carnes - 2 dau. : Martha Jane & Debbie
                                Married 2. Phyllis _?_ - 2 sons : Charles C. Jr. & Donald E.
                                Died on December 11, 1975
                                Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington Co., IL.
                                See : Obituary of Charles C. Cunningham
 
10.2. Gustave Lewis Reuter
        Born on May 22, 1904 in Washington County, Illinois
             (Book 4, Page 11, Washington County, IL Birth Records)
        Married Mildred Eva Williams on October 26, 1927 in Iola, Clay County, Illinois
             She was the daughter of Alex L. & Jessie June Williams
             She was born on April 2, 1908
             She died on August 10, 1994
             She was buried in in Iola Cemetery, Iola, Clay County, Illinois
             See : Obituary of Mildred Eva Reuter
        Died on June 28, 1968 in Iola, Clay County, Illinois
        Buried in in Iola, Clay County, Illinois
        See : Obituary of Gustave Lewis Reuter
        Children of Gustave & Mildred Reuter :
  10.2.1. Charlotte June Reuter
            Born on November 8, 1928 in Salem, Marion County, Illinois
            Married Frank Edward Liggett on September 7, 1948
            Died on January 16, 1970
            Buried in Effingham, Effingham County, Illinois
10.2.2. Anne Louise "Toots" / "Tootie" / "Tudie" Reuter
            Born on November 3, 1930 in Salem, Marion County, Illinois
            Married Thomas E. Gibbons on October 28, 1950
10.2.3. Herman Lewis Reuter
            Born on September 17, 1932 in Salem, Marion County, Illinois
            Married Melinda Elaine Leslie on June 9, 1956
            Died in March 1978
            Buried in Evansville, Vandenberg County, Indiana
10.2.4. Martha Helen Reuter
            Born on September 25, 1934 in Salem, Marion County, Illinois
            Married Lawrence Edward Barton on October 3, 1953
                        He was born on October 1, 1929 in Esther, St. Francois County, Missouri
                        He died on May 22, 2005 in Joliet, Will / Kendall County, Illinois
                        He is buried in Iola Cemetery, Iola, Clay County, Illinois
                        See : Obituary of Lawrence Edward Barton
            Died on December 17, 2004
            Buried in Iola Cemetery, Iola, Clay County, Illinois
            See : Obituary of Helen Martha Barton
10.2.5. Alice June Reuter
            Born on October 23, 1940 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
            Married William D. Barton on January 13, 1958
10.2.6. Peggy Lee Reuter
            Born on July 20, 1947 in Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois
            Married Ronald Fairchild on August 21, 1965

 
10.3. Waltena Charlotte Reuter
        Born on July 26, 1906 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
            (Book 4, Page 325, Washington County, IL Birth Records)
        Married Raymond Riley Wisely on May 16, 1923 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            He was the son of John Paul & Ida Martha (nee Coulter) Wisely
            He died on February 2, 1974
        Died on March 16, 1986 in Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois
        Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
        See : Obitury of Waltena (nee Reuter) Wisely
  10.3.1. Rohma F. Wisely
           Born on November 25, 1924 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
           Married Richard W. Patton on April 24, 1943 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
               He was the son of William G. & Etta (nee Kubicek) Patton
               He was born on December 7, 1921 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
               He died on December 6, 2006 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
               He was buried on Dec. 9, 2006 in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington Co., IL
               See : Obituary of Richard W. Patton
           Died on March 31, 2014
           Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington Co., IL
           Children of Richard & Rohma Patton :
  10.3.1. - 1. Ronald Patton
                   Born on November 25, 1943 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
                   Married Sharon Nickels on November 25, 2000 in Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL
                   Died on November 16, 2009 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
                   See : Obituary of Ronald Patton
10.3.1. - 2. William Patton
                   Married Sharon Kraft - 3 children
10.3.1. - 3. Connie Lynne Patton
                   Married 1. Tom Richardson
                   Married 2. _?_ McCain - 2 children
10.3.1. - 4. Richard L. Patton
                   Married Betty Silivin - 4 children
10.3.1. - 5. Tamela Faye Patton
                   Born on December 29, 1967
                   Married Dennis Ray Loos on November 25, 1979 - 3 children

10.3.2. Charles V. Wisely
           Born on December 5, 1925 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
           Married Wilma Dickey on September 7, 1949 in Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois
               She was the daughter of Lawrence Emerson & Mildred (nee Morton) Dickey
               She was born on August 7, 1930 in Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois
               She died on November 24, 2012 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
               Buried on November 27, 2012 in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington Co., IL.
               See : Obituary of Wilma Jean Wisely
           Died on June 11, 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri
           Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
           See : Obituary of Charles V. Wisely
           Children of Charles & Wilma Wisely :
  10.3.2. - 1. Paul Lawrence Wisely
                   Married Ruth Kellerman on April 22, 1978 - 4 children
10.3.2. - 2. Susan Jean Wisely
                   Married Michael Hillyard on April 12, 1975 - 2 children
10.3.2. - 3. Jimmy Wisely
                   Married Denise Wineburner - 2 children
10.3.2. - 4. Jill Ann Wisely
                   Married _?_ Brown - 2 children

10.3.3. Darlene "Dolly" Wisely
           Born on September 16, 1928
           Married Arson Eugene Fuqua on December 17, 1946
           Children of Arson & Darlene Fuqua :
  10.3.3. - 1. Arthur "Archie" Fuqua
           Married Gertrude Borowiak - 3 children
10.3.3. - 2. Judith "Judy" Fuqua
           Married Wayne Kinney - 3 children
10.3.3. - 3. Effie Sue Fuqua
           Married 1. Charles E. "Ed" Ruffino - 2 children
           Married 2. Gary Wayne Campbell
                    He was born on Dec.26, 1948 in Red Bud, Randolph Co., IL.
                    He died on Nov. 6, 2012 in Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL.
                    He was buried in Tilden Cemetery, Tilden, Randolph Co., IL.
                    See : Obituary of Gary Wayne Campbell

 
10.3.4. Earl R. Wisely
           Married 1. Lorraine M. Vogt [Sterry]
               See : Obituary of Lorraine M. Wsiely
           Married 2. Phyllis _?_
 
10.3.5. Joycelyn Phyllis Wisely
Born on December 7, 1935/6
           Married 1. Robert Kline On December 3, 1953 - 2 children
                    See : Obituary of Robert Kline
           Married 2. Kenneth Kasten
                    The son of William & Francis (nee Philpott) Kasten
                    He was born on August 25, 1926
                    He died on December 20, 2011
                    He was buried in Russell Heights Cemetery, Jackson, Cape Girardeau Co., MO.
 
10.3.6. Lester Paul Wisely
           Born on February 23, 1938
           Married Irma Garver on April 6, 1963
                 She was a twin daughter of Ralph & Helen (nee Ditzler) Garver
           Died on February 14, 1993
           Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale Washington County, Illinois
           Lester & Irma Wisely had 2 children
 
10.3.7 Jackie Lee Wisely
           Born on January 19, 1938
           Died on January 9, 1939
           Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale Washington County, Illinois
 
10.3.8. Nadine Pearl Wisely
           Born on July 11, 1941 in Oakdale Washington County, Illinois
           Married Richard Lee "Dick" Sronce on February 27, 1960 in Oakdale Washington Co., IL.
           Died on February 23, 2004 in Oakdale Washington County, Illinois
           Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale Washington County, Illinois
           See Obituary of Nadine Scronce
           Richard & Nadine Sronce had 4 children.
 
10.3.9. Donald Jo Wisely
           Born on September 1, 1944
           Married Kitty Sue Colston
           Child of Donald & Kitty Wisely
              10.3.9. - 1. Eva Sue Wisely
                     Married Mark Gill
                        Child of Mark & Eva Gill
                              10.3.9. - 1.1. Marcus Allen Gill - Born & died on February 6, 1986
                                    See : Obituary of Marcus Allen Gill

 
10.4. Ora Edward Reuter
        Born on June 16, 1909
                (Book 5, Page 76, Washington County, IL Birth Records)
        Married Mabel Charlotte Gillespie on April 2, 1931 in Louisville, Kentucky
           The daughter of Thomas & Margaret Gillespie
        Died in 1972 in Iowa City, Iowa
        Both are buried in Babbitt Cemetery, Avon, Illinois.
        See : Obituary of Ora Edward Reuter
        Children of Ora & Mabel Reuter :
  10.4.1. Joann Candace Reuter
             Born about 1932
             Married 1. Earl L. Presley on February 20, 1954
             Married 2. _?_ Lundy
10.4.2. Ordeth Dimple Reuter
             Born on October 4, 1933 in Lively Grove, Washington Co., IL.
             Married Robert Allen German on April 6, 1956
                 Son of William Aaron Carson & Eileen A. (nee Eldridge) German
                 He was born in 1936
                 He died on January 23, 1978
             Died on June 5, 2007, in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL.
             Buried in East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox Co., IL.
             See : Obituary of Ordeth D. German
             Children of Robert & German :
                 1. Thomas Allen German
                 2. Robert "Nathan" German
                 3. Kevin Edward German
                 4. Darlyce Daylene German
                 5. Connie Lynne German
10.4.3. Cheyl Waltena Reuter
             Married Robert Wright
10.4.4. Marcena Ora Reuter
             Married Charles Edward "Ed" Austin
10.4.5. Eddie Delwyne Reuter
             Born on January 22, 1936 in Preemption, Illinois
             Served in Korean War - SP3 U. S. Army
             Married with 2 children
             Died on September 10, 1994
             Buried in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., Florida
                   Plot 309, O, 273
             See : Obituary of Eddie D. Reuter
10.4.6. Roger Haverkamp Reuter
10.4.7. Yvette Kareen Reuter
             Married Gerald Wright

            Children of Walter Herman & Tillie (nee Klingenberg) Reuter:
  10.5. Ida Belle Reuter
            Born on October 22, 1925
            Married 1. Charles Voss
            Married 2. Rolland N. Kroener on August 6, 1962 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois
                  He was the son of Edward & Sara (nee Carr) Kroener
                  He was born on December 16, 1908 in Elkton, Washington County, Illinois
                  He died on October 23, 1981 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
                  See : Obituary of Rolland N. Kroener
            Rolland & Ida had one child
10.6. Walter Herman Reuter, Jr.
            Born on November 12, 1930
            Married Ruth McCune (of Rice, Perry Co., IL) on May 2, 1953
                  She was the daughter of William V. & Ernie Darsey (nee Hutchings) McCune
                                    See : Obituary of Ernie Darsey (nee Hutchings) McCune
                  She was born on January 26, 2934
                  She died on June 28, 2000
                  She is buried in Concord Cemetery, Rice, Perry County, Illinois
            Walter & Ruth Reuter had 3 children

11. Waltena Jane Reuter
            Born on September 25, 1877, in Elkton , Washington County, Illinois
            Married Henry Conrad Frieman on December 7, 1898 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
            Died on November 19, 1959, in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
            See : Obituary of Waltena Jane (nee Reuter) Frieman
            Children of Henry Conrad & Waltena Jane (nee Reuter) Frieman:
            See : Family of Henry Conrad & Waltena Jane (nee Reuter) Frieman
                  11.1. Harry L. Frieman
                  11.2. Irene Blanche Frieman
                  11.3. Herman Olin Frieman
                  11.4. Kenneth Earl Frieman
                  11.5. Orval Henry "Dude" Frieman
                  11.6. Norman Cecil Frieman

12. Edward Ferdinand Reuter
            Born on April 1, 1880
            Married Mary Catherine Buhrman on April 6, 1904
                        She was the daughter of Fred and Minnie (nee Schnake) Buhrman
                        She was born on March 13, 1875 in Hoyleton, Washington Co., IL.
                        She died on April 1,1953
                        She is buried in Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
                        See : Obituary of Mary Catherine (nee Buhrman) Reuter
            Mr. Reuter served as a letter carrier until his retirement in 1935 after 30 years.
            Died on June 7, 1953 in Nashville, Washington Co., IL.
            Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
            See : Obituary of Edward F. Reuter
 
1920 Prairie Farmer Directory
Washington County, IL.
Name : Reuter, Edward F.
Wife's Maiden Name : Mary Buhrman
Children at Home : Melvin, Zenus
Post Office : Oakdale
Township : Oakdale, Sec. 14
Acres Owned : 28
Year became resident of county : 1880
Owned a Ford Automobile
 
            Children of Edward F. & Mary C. Reuter :
  12.1. Melvin Frederick "Mike" Reuter
      Born on July 15, 1905
          (Book 4, Page 200, Washington Co., IL Birth Records)
      Married 1. Hazel McKinney Hemphill on Sept. 1, 1928
            She was the daughter of William
            McKinney & Nancy Jane (nee McKinley) Hemphill
      Died on June 7, 1953
      Children of Melvin & Hazel Reuter :
  12.1.1. Charles Gene Reuter
            Born on October 12, 1930
            Married Janet Haywood on July 11, 1951
                  They later divorced
            Died on April 26, 2003
            Buried in St. Paul's UCC Cemtery, Nashville
            Charles and Janet Reuter had 3 children
12.1.2. Melvin Paul Reuter
            Born on August 18, 1932
            Married Viola Sprehe on March 3, 1956
            Melvin & Viola Reuter had 3 children
12.1.3. Harold Edward Reuter
            Born on January 21, 1934
            Married Doris Kasten on February 13, 1960
            Harold & Doris had 2 children
12.1.4. Carl William Reuter
            Born on November 24, 1935
            Married Rhonda House on June 11, 1960
            Died on July 15, 1992
            Carl & Rhonda Reuter had 2 children

 
  12.2. Zenus Ferdinand "Zeke" Reuter
      Born on April 6, 1911 in Oakdale, Washington Co., IL
      Married Lorraine Mary Kraus on October 1, 1935
            She was the daughter of George Kraus
            She was born on August 26, 1913
            She died on July 4, 1998
            She is buried in Masonic Cemetery, Nashville
      Died on November 5, 1984 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL
      Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Illinois
      Zenus & Lorraine Reuter had 3 children :
            1. Patricia Ann Reuter
                        Married Jerry Jones - 2 childre
            2. Betty Lou Reuter
                        Married 1. William D. Ahlers - 5 children
                        Married 2. Doug Lueker
            3. Deborah Jean Reuter
                        Married Howard "Bud" Kinder - 3 children
Melvin & Zenus Reuter
Melvin & Zenus Reuter
Photograph by : Schwarz Studio, Nashville, Illinois


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