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1 "Ann Shire (late Ann Shocker)" was the administratix for the estate of Peter Shocker. "Exhibited into the Register's Office at Lancaster the 16th day of August Anno Domini 1798." Schocker, Peter (I261)
2 "Howard Genealogy - A Genealogical Record" shows baptism date 10 Aug 1712

Howard, John (I1513)
3 "Howard Genealogy - A Genealogical Record" shows death date 03 Feb 1785

Howard, John (I1513)
4 170.96 Acres

1 W 1/2NW 5TH PM No 115 N 45 W 3; 2 W 1/2SW 5TH PM No 115 N 45 W 3

The west half of the NW corner, and the west half of the SW corner of section 30. 
Liljequist, Carl Wiktor Gustafsson (P2312668356)
5 1855 NY State Census lists Schenectady as birthplace
1860 US Census lists Duanesburg as birthplace
Obituary lists Otsego County as birthplace 
Patterson, Adam (P2518920711)
6 1880 Mortality Schedule: Cause of Death Suicide by Hanging Knicely, John (I607)
7 1910 Census shows one child born and zero living. No records yet found of children. Shire, Samuel (P2310345357)
8 1920 and 1930 census show Rebecca as a widow and using the last name Wirt. No documents obtained yet proving marriage or divorce. Family F1367
9 1930 Census - Hugh is living with parents and census shows as divorced. Census date is April 1930. Family F1423
10 1998 letter from daughter Ruby to cousin John Lilyquist:

Theodore worked at the Leithhead Drug Co - later called the Northern Drug Co. He had been ill with pneumonia. The doctor advised him to get some outside part time work to help restore his strength. He got a job as a part time time keeper at the Hull Rust Mahoning mine. He became ill with a cold the day Ruby was born and never recovered from it. Died from tuberculosis Dec 15, 1911.

Shortly after Ruby's birth the family moved to Cotton, MN. Gertrude concerned about her baby decided to go to her parents home in Duluth. She was penniless and had to find some way to support herself and care for her child. She had a lot of gumption - loaned some money from her brother and rented a house in the west end of Duluth. Theodore remained at Cotton with his parents. (I have some letters he wrote to my mother at that time.) She took in roomers and boarders and things seemed to be going well. Lawrence B. Allan was a boarder. He often helped her with the furnace and did chores for her. (I suppose I was toddling about and perhaps calling him daddy.)

Things suddenly changed when two of the roomers decided to go back to Sweden. Gertrude was once more desperate. It was then that Larry asked Gertrude to marry him. With the situation as it was it must have seemed like an answer to prayer. They were married Sept 28, 1912 (I think - not sure about the date). ... I was not adopted by Larry Allan. He wanted me to be raised as his daughter. I suppose he and my mother thought that, I being a baby, it didn't matter about adoption.

Gertrude's father died in 1939. She and her son Wesley lived with her mother because she wasn't able to live alone from 1939 to 1950 when her mother died. ... Gertrude moved to Virginia, MN in 1951. Worked at a lunch and bakery shop known as the O&T Coffee Shop for 18 years. Gertrude lost her sight and was a patient at the Virginia Arrowhead Health Care Center for almost thirteen years. She died March 12, 1986 having attained the age of 105 yrs & 6 months.
Swanson, Gertrude Sofia (P2312810030)
11 31 Jul 1860 Census: "Herby" 2 months old.

1870 Census: Living with grandmother Clarissa Burch. Parents may have died before then. 
Roby, Herbert (I504)
12 Geauga County Archives show 27 Jul 1877
78y 4m 4d
Heart Disease

Howard, Lucinda (I1482)
13 Duluth News Tribune

Lois A. Peterson, 89, passed away peacefully with family by her side Monday May 18, 2009 at Chris Jensen in Duluth.

She was born March 8, 1920 to Frank and Bertha Pederson in Duluth.

Lois grew up in Pike Lake, and was a homemaker. She was a very strong, loving woman, with an immense heart and love for her family. Lois enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rudolph; grandsons, Timothy Paulick and Gordy Peterson Jr.; three sisters, Eleanor Abrahamson, Margaret Scott, Betty Hofflin.

Lois is survived by her son, Gordy Peterson; daughters, Donna (Kent)_ Wilson, Sue Hansen, Darlene (Bill) Dower; seven grandchildren, Kathy, Nicole, Travis, Heidi, David, Ryan, Darryn; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Hansen, Arlene Peterson; brother, Howie Pederson; extended family and friends; special friend Lynn Beatty.

A special thank you to Terri, Shelly, Kris, and Sandy at Chris Jensen for their kindness and compassion.  
Pederson, Lois Adeline (P2378143676)
14 Chicago Tribune; 15 Nov 2005

Ralph E. Shire, WWII Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Edith E., nee Kraus; loving father of Edith (Jim) Anderson, Ralph J. (Connie) Shire, Aaron (Tanya) Shire and Donna E. (Edward) Simundic; grandfather of 13; greatgrandfather of one; survived by three brothers and three sisters. Preceded in death by four brothers; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Member of Chicago Carpenter Union #1889. Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 9 p.m. at Modell Fueral Home, 7710 S. Cass Ave., Darien. Funeral Thursday, Lying in State 9 a.m. until funeral service 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 S. Cass Ave., Darien. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery. 
Shire, Ralph Emmet (P2308389966)
15 Clovis News Journal Tuesday; 22 Jun 1993

Services for Gene Shire, 73, Clovis, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Steed-Todd Chapel. Dr. Herbert Bergstrom will officiate.

Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Steed-Todd Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Shire died Saturday, June 19, 1993, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Chicago. He married Charlene Swearingen on Sept. 19, 1945, in Clovis. Mr. Shire was a locomotive engineer for the Burlington Northern Railway. He moved to Clovis in 1979. He was an extremely gifted musician and had played in the Clovis Community Band and local dance band. He served with the 713th Railway Operations Battalion during World War II. He was a member of the Masons in Chicago; was an executive officer of the Downers Grove Reserve Police Department in Illinois; served as the president of the school board in Downers Grove; and was a member of the GoGo Sams and Yucca Sams.

Survivors include one son, Gene L. Shire, Fort Worth; one daughter, Denise Gendreau, Clovis; four grandchildren; five brothers, Ralph Shire, Earl Shire, Don Shire, Howie Shire and Larry Shire; and three sisters, Catherine Dyntera, Dolly Manley and Marion Kirkland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene on June 16, 1992; a son, Keith Charles, in April of 1959; and by two brothers, Chuck Shire and Bob Shire.

Casket bearers will be members of the Clovis Community Band, Weede Smith, Allan Isbell, Craig Allem, Pat Henry, James Buxton, Norvill Howell, James Aldrich and Charles Faulkner. Honorary bearers will be Reveliers Charles Young, Mike Mitchell, Truman Welch, Clyde Miller, Dudley Hughes and Fisher Alexander.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Shire, Eugene George (P2308378575)
16 Clovis News Journal; 16 Jan 2015

Gerry L. Johnson, 82, died peacefully in the hospital surrounded by her loving family on December 31, 2014, after a short illness.

Gerry was born on August 4, 1932, in Wellington, KS, one of three daughters born to Helen and Roy Swearingen. She moved to Clovis, NM when she was 9 years old, when her father was transferred there with the railroad. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950.

In 1949 she began a yearlong courtship with Robert (Bob) Johnson marrying him on December 30, 1950. They spent 63 loving years together. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Steve, Robert and Renee. In 1968 they moved the family to Tucumcari, NM where they finished raising their children. Gerry spent her time as a homemaker, teaching Bible classes and involved in various church activities. She was also very active in her children's lives helping with various school activities including cooking for bake sales, raising money for the bands and chaperoning many a band trip. In 1976 she and Bob bought Crossroads Western Wear which they owned for 14 years. They liquidated the Crossroads in 1990 and moved back to Clovis to enjoy retirement. Fully embracing their retirement they joined the Good Sam's Club in 1984 and traveled extensively throughout the United Sates. They visited many national parks, Alaska and Hawaii, and took a special trip to see the fall colors in the eastern United Sates. Gerry enjoyed cooking, crafts, camping and spending time with her family. In 2011 she and Bob moved to Billings, Montana because of failing health. They became residents of Grand Park Assisted Living where they made many wonderful friends.
The family would like to thank the staff there for the extraordinary care they have given her for the last three years.

Gerry was preceded in death by her two sisters Charlene Shire, and Geane Modersohn, and her husband Robert (Bob) Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Steve (Rebecca) Johnson of El Paso, TX, Robert (Paula) Johnson of Las Cruces, NM, Renee (Mike) Monday of Billings, MT, nine grandchildren Christen (Brandon) Ramsey of Amarillo, TX, Jared Johnson of San Antonio, TX, Joel Johnson of Las Cruces, NM, Michael Johnson of Arlington, TX, Kaitlin (Clint) Winburn of Billings, MT, Karly and Kaleb Monday of Billings, MT, Micaela and Mackenzie Landa of El Paso, TX and one great grandchild Myla Monroe Ramsey of Amarillo, TX.
Funeral Service will be at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis, NM with Ken Cable officiating.

Gerry will be laid to rest at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, New Mexico.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Portales Christian Children's Home 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130 or the Yellowstone Bible Camp Foundation 909 Nevada, Belgrade, MT 59714 
Swearingen, Gerry Lou (P2414662518)
17 Clovis News Journal; 17 Jun 1992

Services for Charlene L. Shire, 66, Clovis, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at West 21st Street Church of Christ. Cecil Bunch will officiate. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Gardens. Steed-Todd Funeral Horne is handling arrangements.

Shire was born March 29, 1926, in Medicine Lodge. Kan. She died Tuesday in Clovis. She had been a bookkeeper. She was a member of the West 21st Street Church of Christ and the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene; one son, Gene L. Shire, Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Denise Gendreau, Clovis; two sisters Gerry Johnson, Clovis, and Denise Modersohn, Kansas City, Kan.; and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Condy Billingsley, Carrell Dennington, Steve Daniel. Handy McDaniel, Ken Barnett and Fred Schumpert. Honorary hearers will be GoGo Sam's. 
Swearingen, Charlene Lavon (P2308923186)
18 Clovis News Journal; 26 Nov 2013

Robert E. Johnson, 84, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on November 21, 2013. Bob was born at home on an Easter Sunday morning March 31, 1929. He was the only son of Wesley and Lola Mae Johnson of Clovis, NM. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1947 then joined the National Guard in 1948 where he proudly served his country for 32 years. He received his commission in 1956 and retired in 1980 with a commission of CW4.

In 1949 he began a year long courtship with Gerry Swearingen, marrying her on December 30, 1950, spending 63 loving years together. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Steve, Robert and Renee. In 1968 the family moved to Tucumcari, NM where they finished raising their children, and bought Crossroads Western Wear. Bob was a business owner for 14 years, and during that period of time he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and served on the Lodgers Tax Board.

They liquidated the Crossroads in 1990 then moved back to Clovis to enjoy their retirement. Fully embracing the retired lifestyle, they joined Good Sam's in 1984 and traveled extensively throughout the United States. They visited many of the National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, and took a special trip to see the fall colors in the eastern states. He had several hobbies which included coin collecting, playing card games, camping, and collecting guns.

Bob served as an elder 17 years with the 21st Street church of Christ, from 1993 to 2010. He was active in many church activities and he and Gerry traveled to several family church camps.

In 2011 Bob and Gerry moved to Billings, MT after a long illness and fading health. They have been residents of Marquis at Grand Park, making many new friends. The family would like to thank the staff there for the extraordinary care the have given Bob over the last two years.

Bob is survived by his wife Gerry, his children Steve (Rebecca) Johnson of El Paso TX, Robert (Paula) Johnson of Las Cruces NM, Renee (Mike) Monday of Billings MT, nine grandchildren, Christen (Brandon) Ramsey of Amarillo TX, Jared Johnson of San Antonio TX, Joel Johnson of Las Cruces NM, Michael Johnson of Arlington TX, Kaitlin, Karly, and Kaleb Monday of Billings MT, Micaela and Mackenzie Landa of El Paso TX and one great grandchild, Myla Monroe Ramsey of Amarillo TX.

Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis, NM with Larry Tittle officiating. Bob will be laid to rest at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, NM. 
Johnson, Robert Elmer (P2414662989)
19 Duluth News Tribune
Sat, Feb 19, 2005

Shirley M. Bakke

Shirley M. Bakke, 79, of Duluth, died Feb. 16, 2005, at the Benedictine HealthCenter. She was born on March 10, 1925 to Otto and Margaret Abrahamson. Shirley worked at the Duluth News Tribune until her retirement in April, 1990. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer Bakke; a brother, George Abrahamson; sisters, Eileen Swenson and Beatrice Weiss. She is survived by daughters, Julie (Jeff) Kachinske and Susan (Glenn) Laspi; sons, James (Deborah) Bakke and Richard Bakke; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan (George) Grau.
Abrahamson, Shirley May (P2373068201)
20 Duluth News Tribune (MN) - Friday, April 24, 2015

Dorothy Elizabeth Hallsten, 95, formerly of Devonshire Street in Duluth, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Bayshore Health Center on Park Point.

Dorothy was born on Nov. 10, 1919, in Duluth to Ernest and Segrid (Abrahamson ) Lilyquist.

She was a 1937 graduate of Denfeld High School and married Norman F. Hallsten on June 8, 1940, in Duluth. She worked as a switchboard operator for the Duluth Clinic-West, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, its Wesleyan Circle and Merri-Mates Couple's Club and the Teamsters Retirees Local No. 346.

As kind a soul as anyone could know, Dorothy lived her life modestly though she possessed myriad talents. Her love of family was unparalleled with a nonjudgmental, positive attitude that was an example for all who knew her. Dorothy and her husband, Norman, shared a deep and abiding love. They never argued and instead deeply respected one another.

Dorothy was happiest when she could have her hands in dough, baking something that she could share with others. Her cookies and coffee cake were the stuff of legend, and she couldn't go anywhere without asking, "What can I bring?" If you said, "Nothing ," you'd get cookies. She was also talented in needlecraft, especially sewing and knitting, making clothes and quilts throughout her life. She enjoyed making Christmas ornaments for her family each year and knitting hats and booties for preemie babies at the local hospitals. Her sweet presence will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman; three sisters, Helen Lindberg of Albany, Calif., Margaret Maddox of Whitewater, Wis., and Phyllis Pearson of Duluth;brother,MarvinLilyquist, of Port Charlotte, Fla.

She is survived by two sons, David (Mary) of Maple, Wis., and Jerry (Mary) of Duluth; brother Donald Lilyquist of Duluth; seven grandchildren, LeeAnn (David) Wesley of Naples, Fla., Jeffrey (Sandra) Hallsten of Duluth, Jodi Hallsten Lyczak (Steve) of Normal, Ill., Corey Hallsten (Sheri) of Green Bay, Wis., Aaron Hallsten of Duluth, Jerimy Hallsten (Dawn) of Esko, Minn., and Kelli Hallsten-Erickson (Dan) of Duluth; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. 
Lilyquist, Dorothy Elizabeth (P2312485197)
21 Duluth News Tribune, Tuesday, August 24, 1926, page 5:

Mrs. Antonette Lilyquist Called by Death at 82
Mrs. Antonette Lilyquist, 82, died at the home of her son Ernest, 2313 W. Eleventh st. Monday afternoon, following a brief illness. Besides her son, she is survived by six grandchildren living in Duluth and a sister in Norway. The body is at Joseph Olson's mortuary pending funeral arrangements.

Engebretsdatter Baardseth, Antonette (P2312668561)
22 Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, August 25, 1926, page 15:

Duluth Deaths Mrs. Antonette Lilyquist
Funeral services for Mrs. Antonette Lilyquist, 82, who died Monday at the home of her son, Ernest, 2313 W. Eleventh street will be held at 2 p.m. at the Swedish Mission, Twenty-first av. W. and Second st., the Rev. [L?]. G. Strom officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 until 2 p.m. Mrs. Lilyquist had been a resident of Duluth for 38 years. Besides her son she is survived by six grandchildren, all living in Duluth, and a sister in Norway. 
Engebretsdatter Baardseth, Antonette (P2312668561)
23 Duluth News Tribune

Doris L. Goman, 97, formerly of South Shore Drive, Pike Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 in Middle River Health and Rehabilitation Center, South Range, Wis.

She was born on June 2, 1911 in Duluth to Carl and Lavina (Frickholm) Abrahamson.

Doris grew up in Duluth and married Earl C. "Jim" Goman on Dec. 17, 1932. She worked at Brommes Store at Pike Lake Four Corners for a number of years and then worked at Boyce Drugstore in downtown Duluth.

Doris was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Twig, West Duluth VFW Auxiliary and several local ladies groups.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl "Jim" in 1987; sisters, Evelyn (C. Lenard) Peterson and Bernadine (James) Kaminski; and brothers, Robert Abrahamson and Lloyd (Eleanor) Abrahamson.

She is survived by a son, Dale (Roberta) Goman of Ironwood, Mich.; grandchildren, Tim Goman, Todd Goman, Kay Goman, Anne (Gregg) Thompson and Brenda (Matt) Agee; and 19 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Bell Brothers Funeral Home, and continue Thursday from 10 until the 11 a.m. service in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Twig. Rev. Erin Brissett Erkkila officiating. Entombment Sunrise Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Twig. 
Abrahamson, Doris L (P2374488703)
24 Duluth News Tribune

Marion 'Mim' Allan, 81, of Duluth died Thursday, June 16, 2005 at St. Eligus Health Center. She was born in Duluth on May 20, 1924 to Axel and Tillie Peterson and was a graduate of Denfeld High School. Mim married Wesley Allan at First Covenant Church on Nov. 29, 1947. She had worked at Marshall-Wells, Ace Hardware and later retired from St. Lukes Hospital. She was an active member of First Covenant Church and along with some special ladies from church catered many special occasions. She was a Twins fan and will be remembered for her generosity with her baking, with which she treated many friends and businesses. One of her greatest joys was helping with her second family, Andrea, Adam and Ryan Johnson. Mim is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister Evelyn. She is survived by her sons Greg (Pam), of Proctor, and Chuck (Lori), Hermantown; daughter Patti (Roger) Goodreau, Hermantown; sister, Adeline Wedin, Duluth; grandchildren, Jason Allan, Dustin Tessier, Mellisa Tessier, Jessup Pelkey, and Roger Jr. (Heather) Goodreau; seven great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. VISITATION:5-7 p.m. Sunday at Williams-Lobermeir Funeral Home and continues from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. Funeral Service Monday at First Covenant Church. Burial at Union Cemetery. 
Peterson, Marion Dale (P2369763311)
25 Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - November 27, 2003

Darryl L. Peterson, 56, of St. Paul, formerly of Duluth and Walker, Minn., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003 after a brief and courages battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie; his parents, Earl and Arlene Peterson of Duluth; his children, Dale and Jake of Walker, Duane (Sarah) of Pine River, Minn., Sarah (Pat) Harding of Park Rapids, Minn., Mick Duresky of St. Paul, and Cari (Donnie) Gustafson of St. Paul; 10 grandchildren; his brother, Dale, of Black Hawk, S.D.; and other relatives and friends.

VISITATION:4-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at the Mueller Mortuary Parkway Chapel, 835 Johnson Pkwy at E. 7th St., and one hour prior to the service. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 at the funeral home. Interment at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. 
Peterson, Darryl Lee (P2378297300)
26 Duluth News-Tribune; 28 Jul 2001

Iris J. Beaudin Renaud, 76, of LaVaque Road, Hermantown, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, in Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Saginaw to Adolph and Hazel Abrahamson on April 4, 1925. She worked for St. Louis County as a switchboard operator at Nopeming and then as a cook at Chris Jensen Nursing Home, retiring in 1985.

She was a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Duluth Heights. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and AARP. She married O. George Renaud on April 15, 1978, in Duluth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Howard, Melvin and Norman Abrahamson; and her first husband, Emmett Beaudin in 1970.

Iris is survived by her husband, O. George; a daughter, Susan (Lance) Fleischauer of Lakeland, Minn; a son, Earl (Barb) Beaudin of Duluth; sisters Elna Brown and Phyllis Pearson, both of Duluth; brothers Homer Abrahamson of Carson City, Nev., and Donald (Evelyn) Abrahamson of Cook; grandchildren Steven and Robert Beaudin of Duluth; stepsons Andrew (Debbie) Renaud of Rockford, Ill., and their children, Jason and Trina, and Bob Beaudin of Duluth and his children, Sean, Sheryl, Shelly, Shane and Shannon; a stepdaughter, Jackie (Larry) Morris of Duluth and their children, Karie and Kristie; and many step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Sunday in Bell Brothers Chapel with wake prayers at 7 p.m. Visitation continues from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral Mass Monday in St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Jon Wild officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors, Bell Brothers Chapel, 601 N. 56th Ave. W. 
Abrahamson, Iris Jean (P2377232661)
27 From the 1915 Edition of The History of Cass County:

HINES, HARRISON. - Besides a long and active identification with industrial affairs at Beardstown, Cass County, and in addition to taking a leading part, for many years, in all that pertains to the fulfillment of civic and social duties imposed on him by the community. Harrison Hines is entitled to especial mention as one of the few honored survivors of the gallant host who served their country in the field from the beginning to the end of the Civil war. Few, indeed, of the names herein contained are entitled to more distinction.
Harrison Hines was born in Montgomery County, N.Y., February 19, 1841, a son of Henry and Betsy (Howard) Hines, the father a native of Rhode Island, the mother of New York. Henry Hines, a carpenter by trade, located in Aurora, Ill., in the spring of 1843, and worked as a carpenter until the time of his death, about 1884. His wife passed away in 1878. When he was but ten years old, Harrison Hines began to do farm work, attending the district schools of the neighborhood at intervals, and later, became a pupil in the Aurora Business College. His life passed on without notable incident until April 6, 1861, when he enlisted in Company K, Forty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and he remained with the army of the Tennessee until the end of the struggle. He participated in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and the siege of Corinth, and was also in the siege of Vicksburg. He volunteered his services in running the blockade of Vicksburg on the steamer Anglo Saxon, which was successful. For this brave feat he justly cherishes a letter of commendation from General Grant, in which he was granted a thirty days' furlough with transportation home and return. At Shiloh, Mr. Hines received a gunshot wound in his left leg, and at Vicksburg his head and right arm were lacerated by a piece of shell. He took part in Sherman's march to the sea, and the last battle in which he was engaged was that of Bentonville, N.C. He marched in the grand review at Washington, D.C., and was honorably discharged from the service July 15, 1865. Returning to Illinois, he went to work as a carpenter, engaging with the C.B. & Q. Railroad Company, and within two weeks was made a foreman. In 1869 he was transferred to Burlington, Iowa, and after remaining there two years, was stationed at Ottumwa, Iowa, where he stayed until August, 1880, when he was transferred to Beardstown, Ill., where he has charge of a force of mechanics averaging 200 men. On February 9, 1869, in Chicago, Mr. Hines was united in marriage with Nettie Thronson, a native of Norway, and a daughter of Andrew Thronson. They have had the following children: Russell, of Laramie, Wyo.; Myrtle M. and Edgar, both deceased; Nettie (Mrs. Victor Schmitt), of Beardstown; Augustus, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Grace (Mrs. B. F. Miller), of Laramie, Wyo.; Mabel, a teacher in the public schools; and Ralph M., at home. Politically, Mr. Hines has taken an independent course in late years. He has rendered efficient public service, having been president of the school board of Beardstown for twenty years. He is a member of the Congregational church, in which he has officiated as a deacon since 1889. Fraternally, Mr. Hines is affiliated with the Blue Lodge, A.F. & A.M., at Beardstown, and the Commandery, at Rushville, and is also identified with Ark Lodge No. 16 I.O.O.F., of Beardstown. His military service is perpetuated in memory by membership in McLean Post No. 97, G.A.R. He has had a busy, useful and highly honorable career, and in his advancing years, still commands the unqualified respect and esteem of all those who appreciate those sterling traits of character that have adorned his life. 
Hines, Harrison (I1721)
28 Illinoian Star June 21, 1971

SCHMITT, Nettie B.

Mrs. Nettie B. Schmitt

Mrs. Nettie B. Schmitt, 92, died at Myers Nursing home at 11:20 p.m. Friday.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, who was a brother of George Schmitt, founder of Schmitt Memorial Hospital. She was also preceded in death by one son, George, in infancy.

Mrs. Schmitt graduated from Beardstown High School with the class of 1896. She was a accomplished pianist and was associated with the S. L. Von Fossen Music Company in Beardstown for three years. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Beardstown where she was at one time a vocal soloist in the choir.

She is survived by one son, Victor Schmitt of Beardstown, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Moll of Chicago; four grandsons, William I. Moss of Watertown, South Dakota, Thomas W. Schmitt, serving with the U. S. Army, Victory Schmitt of Lombard, and Jefferson Schmitt of Bensenville: one granddaughter, Mrs. Barbara Kruse of Glendale Heights, Ill.; one sister, Mabel Hines Buck of Beardstown; two brothers August W. and Ralph M. both of Los Angeles; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Cline Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Gatzke of the First Congregational United Church of Christ officiating, assisted by Rev. William Browning of the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Helen Carls was organist.

Pallbearers were Jack Schroll, Oscar Trout, William DeSollar, Charles Unland, Bill Bley and Clifford Hagener.

Burial was in City Cemetery. 
Hines, Nettie B (I1724)
29 Illinoian Star November 20, 1939

SCHMITT, Victor J.

V. J. Schmitt Passes Away, Brother of Hospital Donor Dies at 67

Victor J. Schmitt, 67 years old, died at 7:35 last night in the hospital his brother, the late George J. Schmitt provided for the city of Beardstown.

He had been ill for several weeks and yesterday blood donors were called in the hope that his life could be saved by transfusions.

Born September 13, 1872 the son of the late George Joseph and Mary Schmitt,the decedent was reared here and lived in Beardstown most of his lifetime. He was a real estate broker until several years ago when he retired to his farm east to this city.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mrs. Georgia H. Wilson and a son and daughter by a former marriage, Mrs Frances Moll of this city and Victor Schmitt of St. Louis. One grandson bill Moll, also survives together with two step-children, Miss Clarice Wilson and Ray Wilson of Chicago, and his sister in law, Mrs Lottie Schmitt of Chicago. His brother died eight years ago.

The body was taken to the Simpson Home for Services to be prepared for burial. Funeral serviced will be conducted at the late residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. A. E. Beddoes will be in charge. Burial will be in the family lot in the City cemetery.
Schmitt, Victor James (I1741)
30 Kansas City Star; 27 Feb 2011

Thelma Fern Hebbard

Born July 19, 1908 in Wellington, KS, died at home on Feb 24, 2011. She was 102.5 years old. She married in 1927 to Everette Martin Hebbard. They moved with the Santa Fe Railroad to Winslow, Arizona, in 1932, and transferred here to Kansas City in 1951. Those who have been waiting for her to join them besides her parents, include her husband, Everette; her brother, Roy; her twin sisters, Alta and Alma; and her daughter, Carolyn. Survivors include one daughter, Wanda B. Barnhart; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, and 3 nieces.

A special thanks to Caroline, Christy, Deana, Ivy, and Judy for helping us keep her at home and comfortable. Memorial services at Overland Park Church of Christ, 2 p.m., Monday, February 28, 13400 W 119th St., Overland Park, KS.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Christian Family Services, 10500 Barkley, Suite 216, Overland Park, KS 66212. 
Swearingen, Thelma Fern (I1829)
31 La Crosse Tribune (WI) - Wednesday, August 31, 1994

Deceased Name: Rolf B. Hammer

GALESVILLE, Wis. - Rolf B. Hammer, 91, of Galesville, died Monday, Aug. 29, 1994, in Marinuka Manor Nursing Home, Galesville.

He was born Aug. 12, 1903, in Galesville, to Ludvig and Oline (Throndson) Hammer. On Aug. 12, 1929, he married Nina L. Shields in La Crosse. She died Dec. 12, 1981. For many years, he was the owner/operator of Hammer-Enghagen General Store in Galesville, prior to retiring. He was an avid life-long golfer and curler. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Galesville, serving as a past deacon; the Galesville Curling Club; the Decora F. and A.M. Lodge 177, Galesville; a 32nd Degree Mason; a past president of Galesville School Board; a past director of Galesville Canning Co.; and a member of the Galesville Industrial Development Corporation.

Survivors are a daughter, Barbara Hegge of La Crosse; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Anderson of Galesville. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, in First Presbyterian Church, Galesville. The Rev. M. C. Parkhurst will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville. Friends may call from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, in the church. Smith Mortuary, Galesville, is in charge of arrangements.  
Hammer, Rolf Bernhardt (I1748)
32 Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr 2010

Page, Betty Jane
July 25, 1924 - April 11, 2010
Beloved wife of 65 years to Milton Page. Loving mother to Steve and Cheryl and grandmother to Cary. Born in Los Angeles, CA. At her request no services will be held. In lieu of flowesr please make donation to the Charity of your choice. To know her was to Love her 
Hines, Betty Jane (I1732)
33 Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb 2013

Page, Milton Courtney

November 25, 1924 - February 11, 2013

The time has come to celebrate and remember the life of Milton Courtney Page. Born November 25, 1924, in Los Angeles, California, to Ruth and Milton "Farmer" Page. Milton was a true "renaissance man" before the term was really invented. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Psychology. Milt was truly a lifelong learner, always receptive to trying something new and loving the journey. He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and then in turn, a rancher, landlord, book store owner, computer analyst, security expert and so very much more. Milt loved jazz, books of all kinds and meeting people from all walks of life. Milt lost his wife and the love of his life, Betty in 2010; he is survived by his son, Steven Page, and his daughter Cheryl Page Mehlbaum (Ray) and grandson, Cary Lippincott. Milt's dance on this earth ended on February 11, 2013 after a brief illness, but we know he is swinging to some cool smooth jazz with his sweet Betty, and once again enjoying the ride. At his request, no service is planned. Thank for the memories, Milt... we love you! 
Page, Milton Courtney (I1805)
34 Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, MN) - Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Deceased Name: Ruby Florence Eckholm

SERVICES: A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Covenant Church in Virginia. The Rev. Roger Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Virginia. Memorials are preferred and may be directed to the First Covenant Church at 231 5th St. S., Virginia, Minn. 55792. Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia. To share a personal remembrance of Ruby online, please see

Ruby Florence Eckholm, 92, of Virginia, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2003, at the Virginia Arrowhead Senior Living Community.

She was born Oct. 17, 1910, in Hibbing. She was united in marriage to Arthur A. Eckholm in June of 1939, and resided in West Virginia for many years. She was a member of the First Covenant Church in Virginia for 63 years and taught the C.E.F. Good News Club. She was also a volunteer at the Virginia Arrowhead Senior Living Community for more than 15 years. Ruby was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by her friends and family.

She is survived by her special friends, Gary and June Phillips of Gilbert and Virginia Stenerson of Virginia; sister-in-law, Fern Allen of Duluth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur, in 1981; brothers, Earl, Wesley, Gregory, and Charles; and a sister, Patricia.  
Lilyquist, Ruby Florence (P2369756149)
35 Northwest Herald

MARENGO - Rachel Tess Helfers, 94, of Marengo, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Marengo.

She was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Macon, Mo., to Henry and Rachel (Isbeque) Sulhoff. She graduated from Macon High School in 1933. She became a registered nurse in 1939 after completing three years of nurse's training at Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Marengo, the Marengo Sewing Club, and the Marengo Senior Citizen's Club. She also served as a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Belvidere for many years. She loved to make and repair clothing for herself as well as her family and friends. She also couldn't wait to plant her garden so that she could share her tomatoes and other vegetables with her loved ones.
More than anything, she loved reading her Bible and attending Bible classes, watching Billy Graham on TV, and going to church. She was a kind and generous person whose words and actions showed us how good people should act.
She is survived by three sons, Victor H. (Diane) Schmitt Jr. of Port Orange, Fla., Thomas W. (Jessica) Schmitt of Marengo and Jeffrey D. Schmitt of Dubuque, Iowa; her daughter, Barbara R. (Timothy) Keniski of Glendale, Ariz.; her stepdaughter, Cindy (Roger) Kueking of Marengo; 13 grandchildren, Gavin T. Schmitt, Darren L. Schmitt, Tyler J. Schmitt, David Schmitt, Lora Schmitt, Robert Kruse, Katherine Kruse, Milissa Keniski, Marianne Keniski, Kathryn Whitney, Monica Diedrich, David Kueking and Natalie Wiley; her brother, Eldren Sulhoff of Crestwood, Mo.; three sisters, Marie Sulhoff of St. Louis, Lorene Tenting of Belleville and Reba Midkiff of St. Louis; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family would like to thank special friends Lorraine Johnson, Marcella Spears, Peggy Paulelli and Kenneth Ackmann in Indian Trails. Their kindness will not be forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Victor Schmitt on Feb. 12, 2009; and her second husband, Henry Helfers on June 6, 1984.

The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, until the service at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 320 E. Washington, Marengo. Interment will be private. 
Sulhoff, Rachel Tess (I1799)
36 Orange County Register; 14 Jul 2013

Cooke, Maryannetta

God has a new Angel. Maryannetta Cooke passed away on June 19, 2013. She was born on October 17, 1921 at her grandparents' farm in Illinois while her mother was visiting from California. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She and her two sisters, Betty and Geraldine grew up in Los Angeles with her parents, Ralph and Ruth Hines. She graduated from Los Angeles High School and attended college for several years where she met her future husband, Rowland Edward Hugh Cooke, Jr.

She married Rowland in January 1942 in Bisbee, Arizona where he was training as an Army pilot. When Rowland returned to California after WWII, they raised their family in Los Angeles, Fountain Valley and Anaheim. Once the children were grown, they moved to Kelseyville, California for several years as owners and operators of Cooke Paint and Saw Shop and finally settled in Costa Mesa.
Maryannetta was always active in her children's school activities and several philanthropic organizations. She loved being involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Known for her wonderful meals and baking skills she always had holiday dinners at her house for family and friends. Maryannetta passed on her love of cooking to all of her children. She worked as a school secretary for many years at a special education school in Garden Grove. After retiring, Maryannetta and Rowland managed a large apartment complex in Costa Mesa. Maryannetta travelled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Canada, and throughout the U.S. She enjoyed visiting Montana, and learned to cross country ski, snowshoe, and ride a snowmobile in Yellowstone when she was 72 years old. In her 80's, Maryannetta volunteered as a delivery driver for Meals on Wheels through the Costa Mesa Senior Center and also participated at the Costa Mesa's Women Club. She enjoyed her exercise classes and the numerous outings with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, and brother-in-laws.

Maryannetta is survived by her four children, John (Carol), Nancy, Donald (Cindi), and Greg (Amy), five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and the many loving friends she made throughout her life.

Her generous spirit, inherent optimism, and loving nature will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Meals on Wheels in your area. 
Hines, Maryanetta (I1731)
37 Publication Unknown


Services Will be Conducted by Rev. P. C. Croll of Fourth Street Lutheran Church from Family Residence.

Death is rapidly taking many of Beardstown's aged and best kown citizens. Within twenty-four hours three were called.

Saturday afternoon at 1o'clock, Mrs. Mary Schmitt passed away, at her late home on East Foutth street. Aged 75 years, 3 months and 5 days.

The funeral will take place from the family residence at 309 East Fourth street at 10 a. m. Tuesday, February 11th. Interment in City cemetery.


Miss Mary Stoner was born in Beardstown November 3, 1837. When but six weeks of age she moved with her parents to Montgomery county, Texas, where the parents settled upon a farm. The death of the father occurred a few years later and the mother and child returned to Beardstown.

She was married to George J. Schmitt and to this union was born two children, both sons, George J. Schmitt, of Chicago, Ill., and Victor J. Schmitt of 311 East Fourth street this city.

Henrietta Kessler, mother of the deceased died not long ago at the advanced age of 92 years. 
Stoner, Mary (I1798)
38 Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - Sunday, October 22, 2006

Deceased Name: Swenson, Nelton M.

age 89, of Blaine, MN, passed away Oct. 19, 2006. Preceded in death by wife, Eileen. Survived by son, John Swenson (Cindy); daughters, Mary Jo Schwanz (George), Barbara Lyes (William) and Sally Johnson (David); 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; many cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service 11 AM Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 8211 NE Red Oak Dr., Mounds View (763-784-5120). Visitation in church Monday one hour prior to service. Church luncheon will follow service. Interment 12 Noon Tuesday, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Boyd, MN. Miller Funeral Home Fridley Chapel. 
Swenson, Nelton Milo (P2372576671)
39 Wellington Daily News; 27 Jul 2009

Alta B. Tefertiller, 96, was born October 29, 1912 in Wellington, KS and passed away peacefully in her home Saturday July 25, 2009 surrounded by her family. Alta was preceded in death by her husband, Earl D. Tefertiller; parents, Charles and Beulah Swearingen; twin sister, Alma Swearingen; and brother, Roy Swearingen. She is survived by her daughters, Earlene Archer and Pam Tefertiller both of Wellston, OK; sister, Thelma Hebbard of Shawnee Mission, KS; nieces, Wanda Barnhart of Shawnee Mission, KS, Gerry Lou Jonson of Clovis, NM; and her loving and faithful companion, Gippy. Alta will always be remembered for the twinkle in her eyes, her wonderful smile and her love of life. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Prairie View Cemetery in Wellington, KS, under the direction of Franks Funeral Home - Wellington and Lehman Funeral Home ? Wellston. Please feel free to make donations in honor of Alta to Fallis Rural Firefighters Association, PO Box 347, Wellston, OK 74881-0347. 
Swearingen, Alta B (I1830)
40 Proof of Heirship for Ovidia Laurine Paulson, nee Ingebretsen, signed by Drammen, Norway officials on 30 December 1935. The document says, "It is hereby certified in accordance with the Church Records of the parishes of Stromo and Tangen in the city of Drammen in the province of Buskerud and the Kingdom of Norway, that Ovidia Laurine Paulson nee Ingebretsen, daughter of Christian Mathias Ingebretsen and his second wife Berthe Sophie Ingebretsen, nee Andersdatter, was born on February 23rd, 1862. Ingebretsen, Christian Mathias (P2312992042)
41 A researcher submitted the name "Adam Henry Patterson". No documentation has yet been found to confirm.

Patterson, Adam (P2518920711)
42 According to Revolutionary War records, Conrad was a prisoner of war on 16 Apr 1780. On this same date, the British attacked a camp at Paramus New Jersey and took 50 prisoners. This is likely the battle when Conrad was taken prisoner. Shire, Conrad (P2309759180)
43 Adam is now a "Retired Laborer"

Patterson, Adam (P2518920711)
44 Adam now appears to own property. He is listed as owning a "framed" house valued at $300. He also owns 5 acres of land, 4 of which are plowed. The property is valued at $500.

He also lists a cow and production of 100 pounds of butter; 4 swine under 6 months old; and the manufacture of 150 yards of carpeting.

Patterson, Adam (P2518920711)
45 Adam's occupation is again "Farmer". No value of real estate is listed. Value of personal estate is $700.

Adam appears on the Agricultural Schedule.
"Agent, Owner, or Manager" of 20 acres of improved land. Cash value of farm is $600. Cash value of implements and machinery is $100.

4 Horses
4 Milch Cows
2 Other Cattle
12 Swine
Value of all live stock $400

Within the last year produced:
25 Bushels Wheat
100 Bushels Indian Corn
10 Bushels Buckwheat
100 Bushels Irish Potatoes
200 Pounds Butter

Value of slaughtered animals is $100
Value of all farm production is $600

Patterson, Adam (P2518920711)
46 Adam's occupation is listed as "Laborer".

No property value is listed. Neighbors James Fogidy and J. Carpenter are also Laborers. All are listed under/next to Charles Belding with a property valued at $4,400.

Matilda, Jacob and William attended school within the past year.

Patterson, Adam (P2518920711)
47 After the death of her husband in 1813, the widow moved to Marietta to a house willed to her by her brother-in-law, Christian Brenneman. - The Brenneman History by Albert Gerberich Shire, Mary (P2411521153)
48 Alternate Spellings:
Scheir, Shiar, Scheier, Schuer 
Shire, Conrad (P2309759180)
49 Alumni Record of the University of Illinois 1913
p. 424
Class of 1907

3089. Wilbur Clinton Maddox
B.S. in E.E.; M.S., 1909; Engineer; b. Apr. 11, 1884, Galva, Ill.; s.
Charles Clinton & May (Brownlee) Maddox. Prepared in Galva H.S. Chi Beta;
Eta Kappa Nu. With Harman Engr. Co. Assoc. member A.I.E.E. Married Myrtle
Lewis, June 22, 1910. Children, Alice Marion, b. May 21, 1911 (d. Sept.
25, 1912); Harold Lewis, b. Oct. 19, 1912. Address, 205 N. Garfield Ave.,
Peoria, Ill. 
Maddox, Wilbur Clinton (P2312441551)
50 Ann Shire was the administratix of Philip Shire's will. "..according to an inventory thereof exhibited into the Register's Office at Lancaster on the 5th day of February Anno Domini 1800.." Karcher, Anna (P2309759489)

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