M, #1208, b. 3 November 1885, d. 23 January 1974
|Birth*||3 November 1885 ||Chris Shafer was born on 3 November 1885 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL. |
| ||He was the son of Conrad Schafer and Margaret (Maggie) Hartwig. |
|Census*||1900 ||Chris Shafer appeared on the census of 1900 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL. |
|(Witness) Photo||circa October 1900 ||He appeared in a photo circa October 1900. |
|(Witness) Marriage||24 December 1903 ||He witnessed the marriage of Henry Shafer and Mamie Dick on 24 December 1903 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL. |
|Marriage*||17 October 1906 ||Chris Shafer married Lula Fieldcamp, daughter of Hiram Fieldcamp and Alice Hippard, on 17 October 1906 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL. |
|Census||1910 ||Chris Shafer appeared on the census of 1910. |
|Marriage*||6 September 1944 ||He married Mary Gertrude Elbert on 6 September 1944 at Livingston Co, IL. |
|Marriage*||14 September 1955 ||Chris Shafer married Nola Macie Barbre or Hutchcraft on 14 September 1955 at Livingston Co, IL. |
|Will*||4 March 1972 ||Chris Shafer left a will on 4 March 1972 at Saunemin, Livingston Co, IL; Last Will and Testament|
I, CHRIS SHAFER, of the Village of Saunemin, County of Livingston, and State of Illinois, being of lawful age, and of sound and disposing mind and memory, not acting under duress, menace, fraud, or the undue influence of any person whatsoever, and intending to dispose of all my property and estate upon my death, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, and I do hereby expressly revoke all other and former wills and codicils to wills by me made.
FIRST: I order and direct that my Executrix, hereinafter named, pay all of my just debts, funeral expenses, and expenses of my last illness, and all estate and inheritance taxes necessarily icurred as the result of my death, as soon after my death as is conveniently possible, having due consideration for the orderly administration of my estate.
SECOND: I give to each of the following who survives me the sum set forth opposite his or her name:
Herman Johnson $500.00
Elsie Steidinger and Elmer Steidinger, share and share alike $500.00
Jesse D. Hutchcraft $200.00
Bertha Shafer $200.00
Rhinhard Shafer $200.00
Emma Fieldcamp $200.00
Should any of the foregoing bequests in this "SECOND" clause of my Last Will and Testament lapse by reason of the death of any person or persons hereinbefore named, then, and in that event, I order and direct that such bequest shall pass into my residuary estate and become part thereof and be administered and distributed as provided in the "THIRD" paragraph of this, my Last Will and Testament.
THIRD: All of the rest, residue and remainder of my property, be it real property, personal property, or property of a mixed character, and wheresoever it may be situated, of which I may die seized and possessed, I give, devise, and bequeath unto my wife, Nola Macie Shafer, absolutely, to have and to hold in fee simple forever.
FOURTH: I hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint my said wife, Nola Macie Shafer, to be Executrix of this, my Last Will and Testament, and direct that no security on the Executor's bond be required of my said wife. I give to my Executrix the following powers and discretions, in each case to be exercisable without court order:
A. To sell at public or private sale, to retain, to lease, to borrow money and for that purpose to mortgage or to pledge, all or part of the real or personal property of my estate;
B. To settle claims in favor of or against my estate;
C. To exercise or not to exercise any election or option granted to Executors by the Internal Revenue Code in force at my death, even though such exercise or non-exercise increases or decreases estate principal or income, without adjustment to principal or income;
D. To distribute the residue of my estate in case or in kind or partly in each, and for this purpose the determination of the Executrix as to the value of any property distributed in kind shall be conclusive; and
E. To execute and deliver any deeds, contracts, mortgages, bills of sale or other instruments necessary or desirable for the exercise of her powers and discretions as Executrix.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my signature upon each of the two (2) sheets of this instrument, this 4th day of March, 1972.
(signed) Chris Shafer.
|Death*||23 January 1974 ||He died on 23 January 1974 at Fairbury Hospital, Fairbury, Livingston Co, IL, at age 88 of a heart attack. His residence at time of death was RR2, Forest, Livingston Co, IL. |
|Burial*|| ||He was buried at Five Mile Cemetery, Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL. |
|Add-Note*|| ||Probate court proceeding state that he had no children with any of his three wives. Total value of his estate was about $250,000. He left all to his 3rd wife, Nola Shafer, except for the following: Herman Johnson, (no relation), $500; Elsie Steidinger (sister-in-law) and Elmer Steidinger, $500 to share; Jesse Hutchcraft (son-in-law) $500; Bertha Shafer (sister-in-law) $200; Rhinhart Shafer (brother) $200; and Emma Fieldcamp (sister-in-law), $200. |
|NoSSN*||20 October 2005 ||No record of his Social Security Number was found on 20 October 2005. |
Lloyd G Shafer
M, #21885, b. 30 December 1935, d. 18 September 2008
|Birth*||30 December 1935 ||Lloyd G Shafer was born on 30 December 1935 at Adams Co, ND. |
| ||He was the son of Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer and Cecil Smith. |
|(Witness) Census||12 April 1940 ||Lloyd G Shafer appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 in the household of Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer and Cecil Smith at Reeder, Adams Co, ND. |
|Death*||18 September 2008 ||Lloyd G Shafer died on 18 September 2008 at Hettinger, Adams Co, ND, at age 72. |
|Obituary*||28 September 2008 ||[from The Bismarck Tribune, September 20, 2008]|
REEDER - Lloyd Shafer, 72, Reeder, died Sept. 18, 2008, at West River Regional Hospital, Hettinger. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MDT Monday, Sept. 22, at Krebsbach Funeral Home Chapel, Bowman. Burial will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Kim, Omaha, Neb., and Joey, Reeder; one sister, Velma Gurwell, Sturgis, S.D; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Maria (Mary) Johanna Shafer
F, #1211, b. 22 January 1889, d. 14 April 1960
|Birth*||22 January 1889 ||Maria (Mary) Johanna Shafer was born on 22 January 1889 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL. |
| ||She was the daughter of Conrad Schafer and Margaret (Maggie) Hartwig. |
|Baptism||23 April 1889 ||Maria (Mary) Johanna Shafer was baptized on 23 April 1889 at St John Lutheran Church, Cullom, Livingston Co, IL, by Pastor Schneider. |
|Census*||1900 ||She appeared on the census of 1900 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL. |
|(Witness) Photo||circa October 1900 ||She appeared in a photo circa October 1900. |
|Married Name||30 January 1908 || As of 30 January 1908,her married name was Marshall. |
|Marriage*||30 January 1908 ||She married Robert Marshall on 30 January 1908. |
|Residence*|| ||Maria (Mary) Johanna Shafer lived at MN. |
|Death*||14 April 1960 ||She died on 14 April 1960 at age 71. |
|NoSSN*||20 October 2005 ||No record of her Social Security Number was found on 20 October 2005. |
Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer
M, #1210, b. 9 September 1892, d. October 1983
|Birth*||9 September 1892 ||Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer was born on 9 September 1892 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL. |
| ||He was the son of Conrad Schafer and Margaret (Maggie) Hartwig. |
|Baptism||22 September 1892 ||Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer was baptized on 22 September 1892 at St John Lutheran Church, Cullom, Livingston Co, IL. |
|Census*||1900 ||He appeared on the census of 1900 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL. |
|(Witness) Photo||circa October 1900 ||He appeared in a photo circa October 1900. |
|Residence*|| ||He lived at SD. |
|Marriage*||1913 ||He married Cecil Smith in 1913. |
|Census*||11 April 1930 ||Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer and Cecil Smith appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Hunt St, Chelsea, Faulk Co, SD. |
|Census||12 April 1940 ||Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer and Cecil Smith appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 at Reeder, Adams Co, ND. |
|Death*||October 1983 ||Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer died in October 1983 at Spearfish, Lawrence Co, SD, at age 91. |
|NoSSN*||May 2000 ||No record of his Social Security Number was found in May 2000; Not Possible. |
Oleta Belle Shehee
F, #14614, b. 3 July 1912, d. 22 July 2002
|Birth*||3 July 1912 ||Oleta Belle Shehee was born on 3 July 1912 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX. |
|Marriage*||26 September 1935 ||She married George (Robert) Gronewald, son of Frederick (Fred) Frank Gronewald and Georgia Irene McCormick, on 26 September 1935 at Seguin, Guadalupe Co, TX. |
|Married Name||26 September 1935 || As of 26 September 1935,her married name was Gronewald. |
|Note*||January 1946 ||Oleta Belle Shehee and George (Robert) Gronewald moved in January 1946 at Littlefield, Lamb Co, TX. |
|SSN*||1963 ||Her Social Security Number was 463-80-8374; issued 1963 at TX. |
|Death*||22 July 2002 ||Oleta Belle Shehee died on 22 July 2002 at Lamb Healthcare Center, Littlefield, Lamb Co, TX, at age 90. |
Cedric Jerrold Shields
M, #13211, b. 15 January 1916, d. 15 September 1996
|Birth*||15 January 1916 ||Cedric Jerrold Shields was born on 15 January 1916 at Philip, Haakon Co, SD. |
|Census||13 February 1920 ||He appeared on the census of 13 February 1920 at Township 7, Range 23, Haakon Co, SD. |
|Census*||21 April 1930 ||He appeared on the census of 21 April 1930 at Township 8, Range 23, Haakon Co, SD. |
|WW2 Enlist*||15 July 1941 ||He enlisted for WW2 on 15 July 1941 in Los Angeles Co, CA. |
|Marriage*||14 February 1944 ||He married Edna Irene Lottman, daughter of Fred P Lottman and Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz, on 14 February 1944. |
|SSN*||before 1951 ||His Social Security Number was 503-12-8474; issued before 1951 at SD. |
|Photo*||13 August 1989 ||Cedric Jerrold Shields and Edna Irene Lottman appeared in a photo on 13 August 1989. |
|Death*||15 September 1996 ||Cedric Jerrold Shields died on 15 September 1996 at Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, CA, at age 80. |
Floyd N (Cy) Shreves
M, #15040, b. 11 January 1913, d. 2 June 1987
|Birth*||11 January 1913 ||Floyd N (Cy) Shreves was born on 11 January 1913 at Flora, Clay Co, IL. |
|Marriage*||4 June 1939 ||He married Bernice Anna Mae Brandt, daughter of Henry Martin Brandt Jr and Anna Margaret Huisman, on 4 June 1939 at Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co, IN. |
|SSN*||before 1951 ||His Social Security Number was 347-09-9712; issued before 1951 at IL. |
|Residence||24 August 1956 ||Floyd N (Cy) Shreves and Bernice Anna Mae Brandt lived at Paxton, Ford Co, IL, on 24 August 1956. |
|Residence*||27 January 1960 ||Floyd N (Cy) Shreves and Bernice Anna Mae Brandt lived at Paxton, Ford Co, IL, on 27 January 1960. |
|Death*||2 June 1987 ||Floyd N (Cy) Shreves died on 2 June 1987 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City, Ford Co, IL, at age 74. |
|Obituary*||4 June 1987 ||Floyd Shreves|
PAXTON - Funeral services for Floyd N. "Cy" Shreves, 74, of Paxton will be at 2 pm Friday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev Harold Bodeen officiating.
Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm today at the funeral home.
Mr. Shreves died at 9:50 pm Tuesday (June 2, 1987) at the Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.
He was born Jan. 11, 1913, at Flora, a son of Homer E and Eva M Treach Shreves. He married Bernice A.M. Brant on June 4, 1939, at Crawfordsville, Ind. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Robert Shreves of Rantoul, a daughtger, marlene Goben of Gibson City; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Harold Shreves of Paxton, Donald Shreves of Peoria and Everett Shreves of Logansport, Ind; and a sister, Maxine Allen of Urbana.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Mr. Shreves spent his early years at Flora and attended Foosland and Paxton schools. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. In the early 1940s he was employed at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul. He was also employed with the Paxton Street Department. In 1974 he retired from the Northern Illinois Gas Co., Paxton, after working there for 21 years.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
|Burial*||5 June 1987 ||He was buried on 5 June 1987 at Glen Cemetery, Paxton, Ford Co, IL. |
Mabel Irene Sickafus
F, #25254, b. 31 January 1906, d. 24 November 1959
|Birth*||31 January 1906 ||Mabel Irene Sickafus was born on 31 January 1906 at Urbana, Wabash Co, IN. |
|Married Name||31 December 1924 || As of 31 December 1924,her married name was Reiken. |
|Marriage*||31 December 1924 ||She married Henry D Reiken, son of Reiner Reiken and Emma Lottman, on 31 December 1924. |
|Death*||24 November 1959 ||Mabel Irene Sickafus died on 24 November 1959 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash Co, IN, at age 53. |
|Obituary*||November 1959 ||Mrs Henry Reiken Died Suddenly In Hospital|
Mrs. Mabel Irene Reiken, wife of Henry Reiken of Laketon, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at 9:20 at the Wabash county hospital. She underwent surgery November 18, but seemingly was recovering satisfactorily from the operation. The body was takien to the Wire-Nicely Funeral Home in Wabash and the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 at the Ijamsville Methodist Church. The Rev. Fred R Conkling will conduct the service and burial will be in the Laketon Cemetery. Mrs. Reiken was a daughter of Thomas and Anna Long Sickafus and was born at Urbana January 31, 1906. She married Mr. Reiken December 31, 1924. He survives together with severn daughters: Mrs. Carrol Coble, Crane; Mrs. Ray Bell, North Webster; Mrs. Charles Sharpe, Laketon; Mrs James Kirby, Phoenix, AZ; Mrs Ronald Meredith, Germany; and Susie and Kay at home; two sons, John, Bangor, ME; and Jim at home. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. George Thomas, Ijamsville; Mrs Arthur Shumer, Gary; Mrs. Herb Linn, Warsaw; and four brothers, Vernon and Jesse, Ijamsville; Ralph, Laketon; and Lloyd, New Orleans, LA. Two children and a sister preceded her in death.
|Burial*||November 1959 ||She was buried in November 1959 at Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, Wabash Co, IN. |
Bernard Frank L Simburger
M, #15005, b. 15 May 1929, d. 5 March 2004
|Birth*||15 May 1929 ||Bernard Frank L Simburger was born on 15 May 1929 at Mount Olive, Macoupin Co, IL. |
| ||He was the son of Lawrence Simburger Sr and Anna Sophia Helmbold. |
|SSN*||before 1951 ||His Social Security Number was 336-22-6005; issued before 1951 at IL. |
|Death*||5 March 2004 ||Bernard Frank L Simburger died on 5 March 2004 at Tempe, Maricopa Co, AZ, at age 74. |
|Obituary*||9 March 2004 ||[from Arizona Republic on 3/9/2004]|
Bernard "Bernie" Frank Simburger, 74, of Tempe, Arizona, entered eternal rest Friday, March 5, 2004. Bernie was born May 15, 1929 in Mt. Olive, Illinois to Lawrence and Anna (Helmbold) Simburger. He attended local schools, graduating from Mt. Olive High School in 1947, moving to Tempe in 1960. Bernie attended Arizona State University, was a member of the ASU Alumni Club and an A#1 ASU fan, attending all ASU sporting activities. He was also an avid motorcycle rider. Bernie was a National Asbestos Worker for 55 years, and was a member of the Local Lodge #73, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Phoenix Police Reserves from 1963-1968 and was a member of the Scottsdale Quarterback Club. Bernie was a faithful member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, and was a 55 year member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 55 years, Roxie Lee (Towner) Simburger; son. Joseph (Cheryl Ann) Simburger; daughters, Carolyn Whatley & Linda Simburger; brother, Lawrence Simburger and 4 grandchildren, Bryan & Katherine Simburger and Laura & Amy Whatley. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 9 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, with a recitation of the rosary and eulogy service at 6:30 pm at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 2121 S. Rural Rd., Tempe. Entombment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 5005 E. Oak St., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bernie's name to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.