Hazel Anna Burton

F, #10129, b. 5 November 1903, d. 15 July 1983
FatherWilliam Burton b. c 1860, d. c 1910
MotherCatherine Holloran b. 12 Jan 1864, d. 30 Apr 1947
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited26 May 2000
Birth*5 November 1903Hazel Anna Burton was born on 5 November 1903 at Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS.
She was the daughter of William Burton and Catherine Holloran.
Marriage*29 June 1927Hazel Anna Burton married Christian (Chris) Fredrick Meints, son of Friede (Fred) Janssen Meints and Etje Anna (Etta) Hartwig, on 29 June 1927 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO.
Death*15 July 1983Hazel Anna Burton died on 15 July 1983 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, at age 79.

Family

Christian (Chris) Fredrick Meints b. 30 Apr 1900, d. 16 Feb 1968
Child

William Burton

M, #13414, b. circa 1860, d. circa 1910
Last Edited28 Oct 1999
Birth*circa 1860William Burton was born circa 1860 at Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS.
Marriage*He married Catherine Holloran.
Death*circa 1910William Burton died circa 1910 at Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS.

Family

Catherine Holloran b. 12 Jan 1864, d. 30 Apr 1947
Child

Hilbert Henry Buss

M, #11096, b. 8 September 1903, d. 28 September 1992
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited17 Mar 1999
Birth*8 September 1903Hilbert Henry Buss was born on 8 September 1903 at Rockham, Faulk Co, SD.
Marriage*30 December 1928He married Mary Catherine Fitzgerald, daughter of William Robert Fitzgerald and Thoma Madalena (Lena) Hartwig, on 30 December 1928 at Redfield, Faulk Co, SD.
Note*Hilbert Henry Buss and Mary Catherine Fitzgerald always lived in Rockham, SD; PO Box 122, Zip 57470. They had no children.
Death*28 September 1992Hilbert Henry Buss died on 28 September 1992 at Redfield, Faulk Co, SD, at age 89.

Family

Mary Catherine Fitzgerald b. 26 Sep 1906, d. 14 Apr 1985

Thomas W Calhoun

M, #10732, b. 28 June 1907, d. 23 June 2001
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*28 June 1907Thomas W Calhoun was born on 28 June 1907 at Knob Lick, Metcalfe Co, KY.
Marriage*27 July 1932He married Marie Magdalene Closen, daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig, on 27 July 1932.
Death*23 June 2001Thomas W Calhoun died on 23 June 2001 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 93.
Burial*27 June 2001He was buried on 27 June 2001 at Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family

Marie Magdalene Closen b. 26 Jun 1913, d. 26 Jan 2009

Howard Taft Cash

M, #2366, b. 4 January 1909, d. 5 April 1968
Howard Cash - 22 Sep 1936 (maybe)
May have been taken when he got married.
RelationshipFather of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited9 Dec 2017
Birth*4 January 1909Howard Taft Cash was born on 4 January 1909 at Flora, Clay Co, IL.
Note*5 January 1909Howard Cash's father

Howard's birth certificate says that his father is 'Eliga Cash', but I believe that is not correct. Below are the reasons that I have made these changes.

Facts:
1. 30 Oct 1898, Clay Co, IL - Howard's Grandmother Mary Frances Jennings married John R Blackburn. She had previously married Henry Palmer Manning and had two children with him - Howard's mother, Frances Jane Manning and her younger sister Laura. John Blackburn had been married twice before (the first wife died, the second one had divorced him). Frances and her younger sister Laura lived in the household along with 3 children from John's previous marriage.

2. 13 May 1905, Flora, IL - Henry Francis Cash, Howard's older brother, was born. His mother Frances Jane Manning was unmarried at the time.

3. 14 Aug 1905, Flora, IL - Frances Jane Manning (Howard's mother) married Elijah Cash.

4. Fall 1905 - a doctor visits the family because of a problem with Henry Francis - he fills out a birth certificate form, listing Elijah as the father. Illinois did not require birth certificates until 1917.

5. 16 Mar 1906, Flora, IL - A divorce was granted between Frances Manning Cash and Elijah Cash. Elijah filed for divorce on the grounds that Frances had "carnal knowledge" with John R Blackburn. Frances, under oath, signed an admission that she had "illegal sex" with one John R Blackburn, before and after she married Elijah.

6. 04 Jan 1909, Flora, IL - Howard Taft Cash is born.

7. 17 May 1910, Flora, IL - census records show a family consisting of Mary Frances (Jennings) Blackburn, Frances Jane (Manning) Cash, Howard Taft Cash, and his older brother Henry Francis Cash. Mary Frances was listed as a widow. [Apparently John died between 1906 and 1910 - no death record or burial location has ever been found]

8. 13 Apr 1911, Flora, IL - Mary Frances marries her third husband (George Bentley), and Frances Jane marries her second husband, Charles (Creed) Wilder.

9. 1940, Los Angeles, CA - Howard was living in Los Angeles and had applied for a job with Lockheed Aircraft; they required a birth certificate. One was filled out by his mother, Frances, and filed with Clay Co, IL on 28 May 1941 showing his father to be "Eliga Cash". Eliga's occupation was listed as working for the railroad.

10. Elijah never remarried and when he died his estate was divided between his siblings.

11. Jun 1998, Flora, IL - In talking with relatives of Elijah, they were surprised that he had any descendants. They recalled a story when someone approached Elijah one day and said "you are my father". Elijah was taken back and reportedly said "get the hell out of here. I have no children".

12. In speaking with Howard's last living sibling, my Aunt Mae, I asked her if she knew anything about John R Blackburn. She replied "Mama [meaning Frances Jane Manning] always said 'he was an evil man'".


Thoughts and opinions: Howard's father is most likely John R Blackburn, not Elijah Cash.
1. John R Blackburn - From court records we know that John R Blackburn had access and opportunity to father children with Frances Jane Manning. The 1900 census lists him as a "Saw Miller" so I'm guessing that he was a strong man, and not one that would leave his home after the affair with his step-daughter was disclosed. Therefore, he likely still had access and opportunity. The only real question in my mind is "when did he die?” He is in a photo taken probably during the Summer of 1908 and according to the 1910 census he was dead. John's first wife, Sarah Boyd was only 17 (he was 26) when they married. His second wife, Laura Haynes, was only 18 (he was 34) when they married. John's third wife, my great grandmother Mary Frances Jennings, was 42 (he was 41) when they married. Frances Jane Manning was 19 and 23 when Henry and Howard were born. It would appear that John preferred younger women.

2. Elijah Cash - Elijah was apparently displeased enough with the "situation" that he filed for divorce. The 1900 census shows him living in Flora with his mother, and his occupation was listed as "farm laborer", not a railroad employee. Later in life he seemed quite vocal, at least from the story told, that he had no children. I can not imagine that he and Frances would have gotten together almost two years after their divorce to conceive a child. His name on the birth certificate took place 30+ years after the birth and he was likely never aware of the document.

3. Frances Jane Manning - To save embarrassment, she would be more likely to put Elijah's name on the birth certificate than to explain what really happened. She took the truth with her to the grave. Her comment about John Blackburn being 'an evil man' says a lot.

4. Ted Cash - I, the author, was horrified when I first learned through divorce records what had happened. I could not imagine my grandmother doing such a thing. But, I reasoned, or rationalized, that she was much weaker than John, and that it was more likely that John was the aggressor than my grandmother. If I had a choice I would rather go with the character of Elijah as my grandfather than that of John, but my conscience says that would not be correct.

5. DNA Testing - In October 2016 I (and later my brother) submitted our DNA to AncestryDNA.com for testing. So far [as of 10 Feb 2017] I have found 115 cousins that match our DNA on the Blackburn / Eddings / Weaver line and 0 on the Cash line.

6. Conclusion - John R Blackburn is the father of Howard Taft Cash.
Noteafter 1911He never knew his natural father, as his mother remarried when he was about 2. He grew up with his mother and stepfather, who by all reports mistreated all of the children.
Graduation*June 1925He graduated from the 8th grade in June 1925 from rural school, Vermillion, Clay Co, SD.
Census*27 April 1930He appeared on the census of 27 April 1930 at Bethel Twp, Clay Co, SD, listed as "Howard Case", Lodger, age 21, Single, Male, born Iowa, Iowa, Iowa (he didn't know), the farm of Magnus Johnson from Denmark. Clay Co is only a short distance from Sioux City.
Notebetween 1932 and 1937He joined the US Army on 2 Dec 1932 to keep from starving. The Great Depression had started in 1929. He served one 3 year term and re-enlisted for another 3 year term, all at Ft Crook, NE (now Offett Air base outside of Omaha, NE). On 29 May 1937 he applied to get out of the Army early and his honorable discharge was effective on 7 Jun 1937; signed by Col. C R Abraham. While in the Army he made $30 per month.
Residence*1 April 1935He lived at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, on 1 April 1935.
Photo*circa October 1935He appeared in a photo circa October 1935 at Sorento, Bond Co, IL.
Marriage*22 September 1936He married Lillian Mortensen on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA.
Notefrom June 1937 to September 1940Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived in Stevens, SD with Rasmus Mortensen from June 1937 to April 1938. During this time he harvested grain during Jul and Aug of 1937 for C G Dralle in Seward, Kansas ($4/day); from August 1 to Oct 10 of 1937 he worked for Victor Johnson in Ortonville, MN ($16.75/wk). He quit this job and returned to Stevens because his wife had become sick. From April 1, 1938 to Feb 1940 they lived in an old garage belonging to Pete and Marie Lynott at 902 Rock St., Sioux City, IA. To earn money, he raised chickens, raised and sold vegetables from their garden; she returned to work at Baker's. From 13 Sep 1939 to 5 Sep 1940 he worked for the WPA in Sioux City, IA as a laborer ($52/mo). From Feb 1940 to Sep 1940 they lived in a house at 2128 Dewey St, Sioux City, IA, which they bought for $400 (borrowed $350 against his life insurance policy).
Photobetween 1939 and 1940Howard Taft Cash appeared in a photo between 1939 and 1940 at Sorento, Bond Co, IL.
Census*20 April 1940He and Lillian Mortensen appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, 2128 Dewey Street.
Notefrom September 1940 to June 1945Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen moved to Los Angeles, CA, arriving on 9 Sep 1940, where he worked for American Awning Co, Santa Monica, CA ($20/wk). They lived at 3370 Silver Lake Blvd until May 1942, then moved to 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, CA. On 8 May 1941 he applied for a job with Lockheed Aircraft, and soon after started working for them as a riveter, building planes during WW II.
Residence*26 January 1942Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 3370 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, on 26 January 1942.
ResidenceMay 1942Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, in May 1942.
Note*from June 1945 to April 1952In Jun 1945, with WWII nearly over, they decided to move back to Iowa and go farming. They stayed with Pete and Marie Lynott in Sioux City for a few months. In Nov 1945 they moved in with Earl and Vera Mortensen on their farm near Anthon, IA. On 3 Dec 1945 they bought a farm and applied for a loan from the Federal Land Bank. The farm was 120 acres located in Section 25 of Kedron Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA. On 1 Mar 1946 they moved to that farm and stayed there until 1 Mar 1952. They sold the farm, sold most of their belonging at a farm auction, packed their remaining belonging into a trailer which they towed behind them to Los Angeles. (He drove the entire distance himself, with only a few hours rest, arriving 2 or 3 days later -- this was before interstates.) After arriving in LA, they stayed with his sister and family, May and Elmer Brown at 2400 Elm Grove St, Los Angeles, CA, then they found a rental house and moved to 2949 Partridge, Los Angeles, CA for about three weeks. During this time he worked for Lockheed Aircraft, again as a riveter. Too many changes had happened in California since 1945 and they were not happy there, so they packed up their belonging in a trailer and moved back to Iowa, again driving non-stop. They arrived back in Sioux City exactly 5 weeks after they had left, and only hours before the bridge into Sioux City from Nebraska was closed because of flooding. (I remember arriving late at night, and seeing nothing but water on both sides of the road when lightning would flash).
Note*from April 1952 to March 1960Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived briefly with Pete & Marie Lynott, and then moved to a second story apartment at 1922 W 5th St, Sioux City, IA. During this period, he worked for Swift & Co as a laborer, and she worked for Aalfs-Baker Mfg Co, 1007 Fourth St, Sioux City as a seamstress. On 17 Feb 1953 they purchased their 2nd farm (120 acres) located in Sections 6 & 7, Grant Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA (between Anthon and Climbing Hill, IA). They lived on this farm until 1 Mar 1960. During bad crop years, he worked for Swift & Co, and she worked for Hovland Mfg Co, both in Sioux City to supplement their income.
Notefrom March 1960 to March 1963Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen moved to Sioux City and lived at 133 So. Fawcett Street until March 1963. He worked for the city of Sioux City in the Street Maintenance Department during their stay. On 8 Sep 1962 they bought a farm near Miller, MO.
Residence1 March 1960Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 133 Fawcett St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, on 1 March 1960.
Photocirca 1962Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1962 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA.
Photo*circa 1962Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Notefrom March 1963 to March 1967Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen moved to the farm near Miller, MO, but did not farm it. It was located on the famous "Route 66", but traffic soon disappeared when Interstate 44 was completed. On 3 Nov 1966 they sold the farm, and on 14 Nov 1966 they purchased a house at 620 N. West Ave, Springfield, MO.
Residence5 April 1968Howard Taft Cash lived at 620 N West Ave, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, prior to his death.
Death*5 April 1968He died on 5 April 1968 at Burge Hospital, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, at age 59 from Reticulum Cell Sarcoma.
Obituary*5 April 1968His obituary follows: Howard Taft Cash, 59, of 620 North West Avenue, died at 2:15 am today in Burge-Protestant Hospital after a lingering illness. A retiree farmer, Mr Cash has been a resident of Springfield for the past five years. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two sons, Howard F, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ted E, Taylors, SC; his mother, Mrs Frances J Wilder, Los Angeles, Calif; two brothers, Charles A, Los Angeles, and David N Wilder, Chehalis, Wash; four sisters, Mrs Daisy Baldwin, Springfield, Mrs Ruth Rohr, Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs Beulah Micnheimer, and Mrs May Brown, both of Los Angeles; and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn.
Burial*8 April 1968He was buried on 8 April 1968 at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO.
TombstoneA photo of his tombstone was taken at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO.

Family

Lillian Mortensen b. 21 Jul 1912, d. 10 Apr 1981
Marriage*22 September 1936He married Lillian Mortensen on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA.

Kenneth Ray Chandler

M, #14224, b. 26 January 1933, d. February 1977
FatherRay Chandler b. 18 Jul 1899, d. 20 Feb 1983
MotherDena Gronewold b. 26 Oct 1899, d. 15 Jan 1969
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited26 Jul 2000
Birth*26 January 1933Kenneth Ray Chandler was born on 26 January 1933 at Codington Co, SD.
He was the son of Ray Chandler and Dena Gronewold.
Baptism19 March 1933Kenneth Ray Chandler was baptized on 19 March 1933 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, sponsors: m/m George Petersegen.
Confirmation*5 June 1949He was confirmed on 5 June 1949 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Death*February 1977He died in February 1977 at age 44 probably in Watertown, Codington Co, SD.

Ray Chandler

M, #14207, b. 18 July 1899, d. 20 February 1983
FatherTom Chandler
MotherAddie Mae Hall
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Birth*18 July 1899Ray Chandler was born on 18 July 1899 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL; Church marriage record has 18 Jul 1900 as birth date.
He was the son of Tom Chandler and Addie Mae Hall.
Confirmation*Good Friday 1923Ray Chandler was confirmed Good Friday 1923 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Marriage*3 July 1924He married Dena Gronewold, daughter of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms, on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
(Witness) Marriage6 June 1928Ray Chandler witnessed the marriage of George Henry Gronewold and Helen Christina Tritz on 6 June 1928 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
(Witness) Baptism5 May 1929Ray Chandler witnessed the baptism of Betty Ann Gronewold on 5 May 1929 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Census*7 April 1930Ray Chandler and Dena Gronewold appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Death*20 February 1983Ray Chandler died on 20 February 1983 at Henry, Codington Co, SD, at age 83.

Family

Dena Gronewold b. 26 Oct 1899, d. 15 Jan 1969
Marriage*3 July 1924He married Dena Gronewold, daughter of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms, on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Child

Tom Chandler

M, #14301
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Marriage*Tom Chandler married Addie Mae Hall.

Family

Addie Mae Hall
Child

Alvah Martin Christopherson

M, #1621, b. 6 March 1913, d. 11 February 1989
Last Edited18 Mar 1999
Birth*6 March 1913Alvah Martin Christopherson was born on 6 March 1913.
Marriage*He married Margaret Louise Freyborg.
Death*11 February 1989Alvah Martin Christopherson died on 11 February 1989 at Brookings, Brookings Co, SD, at age 75.

Family

Margaret Louise Freyborg b. 5 Jul 1916, d. 6 Dec 2002

Clarence Wayne Church

M, #25199, b. 27 January 1933, d. 25 July 1983
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited8 Feb 2015
Birth*27 January 1933Clarence Wayne Church was born on 27 January 1933.
Marriage*30 January 1953He married Bonnie Marie Bailey, daughter of Arthur Andrew Bailey and Lena Gronewold, on 30 January 1953.
Death*25 July 1983Clarence Wayne Church died on 25 July 1983 at age 50.

Family

Bonnie Marie Bailey b. 19 Dec 1931, d. 5 Apr 2008

Annie Classen

F, #22365, b. February 1888
FatherCharles Classen b. Oct 1858, d. 1923
MotherAnna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Jun 2007
Birth*February 1888Annie Classen was born in February 1888 at IL.
She was the daughter of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman.
(Witness) Census4 June 1900Annie Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
(Witness) Census15 April 1910Annie Classen appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL; 2 of the 8 children had died between 1900 and 1910.

Carley Classen

M, #22364, b. January 1887, d. between 1900 and 1910
FatherCharles Classen b. Oct 1858, d. 1923
MotherAnna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Jun 2007
Birth*January 1887Carley Classen was born in January 1887 at IL.
He was the son of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman.
Death*between 1900 and 1910Carley Classen died between 1900 and 1910.
(Witness) Census4 June 1900He appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.

Charles Classen

M, #14276, b. October 1858, d. 1923
Last Edited24 Nov 2013
Birth*October 1858Charles Classen was born in October 1858 at IL.
Marriage*2 September 1883He married Anna Lottman, daughter of Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen, on 2 September 1883 at Iroquois Co, IL; License# 4067, Vol. B, Pg. 121.
Census*4 June 1900Charles Classen and Anna Lottman appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census*16 April 1910Charles Classen appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL.
Burial*1923He was buried in 1923 at Danforth Cemetery, Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL.
Death*1923He died in 1923 at Danforth Cemetery, Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL.

Family

Anna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Children

Dorothy A Classen

F, #22370, b. July 1919
FatherHerman Classen b. 29 Dec 1883
MotherLillian (?) b. 28 May 1892, d. Aug 1975
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Jun 2007
Birth*July 1919Dorothy A Classen was born in July 1919 at Iroquois Co, IL.
She was the daughter of Herman Classen and Lillian (?)
(Witness) Census3 January 1920Dorothy A Classen appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 in the household of Herman Classen and Lillian (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
(Witness) Census16 April 1930Dorothy A Classen appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 in the household of Herman Classen and Lillian (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.

Edwin Classen

M, #22368, b. 13 November 1898
FatherCharles Classen b. Oct 1858, d. 1923
MotherAnna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited8 Jul 2007
Birth*13 November 1898Edwin Classen was born on 13 November 1898 at IL.
He was the son of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman.
(Witness) Census4 June 1900Edwin Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
(Witness) Census15 April 1910Edwin Classen appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL; 2 of the 8 children had died between 1900 and 1910.
WW1 Draft*12 September 1918Edwin Classen registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1918 in Iroquois Co, IL, Described as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair.
(Witness) Census6 January 1920He appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Marriage*1923Edwin Classen married Emma (?) in 1923.
Occupation*14 April 1930Edwin Classen was Dentist on 14 April 1930 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
Census*14 April 1930He and Emma (?) appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL.

Family

Emma (?) b. 1899
Marriage*1923Edwin Classen married Emma (?) in 1923.

Gladys Classen

F, #22374, b. December 1919
FatherWilliam Classen b. 20 Jan 1887, d. Aug 1967
MotherEmma E (?) b. 1887
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Jun 2007
Birth*December 1919Gladys Classen was born in December 1919 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
She was the daughter of William Classen and Emma E (?)
(Witness) Census10 January 1920Gladys Classen appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 in the household of William Classen and Emma E (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
(Witness) Census12 April 1930Gladys Classen appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 in the household of William Classen and Emma E (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.

Harold A Classen

M, #22371, b. 15 August 1921, d. 29 March 1989
FatherHerman Classen b. 29 Dec 1883
MotherLillian (?) b. 28 May 1892, d. Aug 1975
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 May 2011
Birth*15 August 1921Harold A Classen was born on 15 August 1921 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
He was the son of Herman Classen and Lillian (?)
(Witness) Census16 April 1930Harold A Classen appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 in the household of Herman Classen and Lillian (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
WW2 Enlist*29 October 1942Harold A Classen enlisted for WW2 on 29 October 1942 in Iroquois Co, IL.
Death*29 March 1989He died on 29 March 1989 at La Crosse, La Crosse Co, WI, at age 67.

Henry Classen

M, #22362, b. October 1884, d. 1905
FatherCharles Classen b. Oct 1858, d. 1923
MotherAnna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Nov 2013
Birth*October 1884Henry Classen was born in October 1884 at IL.
He was the son of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman.
(Witness) Census4 June 1900Henry Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Burial*1905Henry Classen was buried in 1905 at Danforth Cemetery, Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL.
Death*1905He died in 1905 at Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL.

Herman Classen

M, #22361, b. 29 December 1883
FatherCharles Classen b. Oct 1858, d. 1923
MotherAnna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited5 Jul 2007
Birth*29 December 1883Herman Classen was born on 29 December 1883 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
He was the son of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman.
(Witness) Census4 June 1900Herman Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Marriage*circa 1914Herman Classen married Lillian (?) circa 1914.
WW1 Draft*12 September 1918Herman Classen registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1918 in Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, Bank Clerk for First National Bank. Described as: medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair.
Occupation*3 January 1920He was Bookkeeper at a bank on 3 January 1920 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census*3 January 1920He and Lillian (?) appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census16 April 1930Herman Classen and Lillian (?) appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.

Family

Lillian (?) b. 28 May 1892, d. Aug 1975
Marriage*circa 1914Herman Classen married Lillian (?) circa 1914.
Children

Leona Classen

F, #22367, b. October 1896
FatherCharles Classen b. Oct 1858, d. 1923
MotherAnna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Jun 2007
Marriage*Leona Classen married J L Brennan.
Birth*October 1896Leona Classen was born in October 1896 at IL.
She was the daughter of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman.
(Witness) Census4 June 1900Leona Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
(Witness) Census15 April 1910Leona Classen appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL; 2 of the 8 children had died between 1900 and 1910.
(Witness) Census6 January 1920Leona Classen appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.

Family

J L Brennan b. 1897
Child

Mildred Classen

F, #22373, b. 1911
FatherWilliam Classen b. 20 Jan 1887, d. Aug 1967
MotherEmma E (?) b. 1887
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited10 Mar 2011
Birth*1911Mildred Classen was born in 1911 at IL.
She was the daughter of William Classen and Emma E (?)
(Witness) Census10 January 1920Mildred Classen appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 in the household of William Classen and Emma E (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
(Witness) Census12 April 1930Mildred Classen appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 in the household of William Classen and Emma E (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.

Tillie Classen

F, #22366, b. January 1889
FatherCharles Classen b. Oct 1858, d. 1923
MotherAnna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Jun 2007
Birth*January 1889Tillie Classen was born in January 1889 at IL.
She was the daughter of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman.
(Witness) Census4 June 1900Tillie Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
(Witness) Census15 April 1910Tillie Classen appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL; 2 of the 8 children had died between 1900 and 1910.

William Classen

M, #22363, b. 20 January 1887, d. August 1967
FatherCharles Classen b. Oct 1858, d. 1923
MotherAnna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited5 Jul 2007
Birth*20 January 1887William Classen was born on 20 January 1887 at Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL.
He was the son of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman.
(Witness) Census4 June 1900William Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Marriage*1909William Classen married Emma E (?) in 1909.
Census*15 April 1910William Classen and Emma E (?) appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Crescent City, Iroquois Co, IL.
WW1 Draft*1917 or 1918William Classen registered for the draft of WWI on 1917 or 1918 in Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Occupation*10 January 1920He was Salesman for Standard Oil on 10 January 1920 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census10 January 1920He and Emma E (?) appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Occupation12 April 1930William Classen was Insurance Agent on 12 April 1930 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census12 April 1930He and Emma E (?) appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Death*August 1967William Classen died in August 1967 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, at age 80.

Family

Emma E (?) b. 1887
Marriage*1909He married Emma E (?) in 1909.
Children

Adam Clausen

M, #11878, b. 1818
Last Edited11 Apr 1999
Birth*1818Adam Clausen was born in 1818 at Germany.
Marriage*He married Jane (?)
Census*1870Adam Clausen and Jane (?) appeared on the census of 1870 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Census1900Adam Clausen and Jane (?) appeared on the census of 1900 at Timber Twp, Peoria Co, IL, living with their son Henry.

Family

Jane (?) b. 1824
Child

Henry Clausen

M, #1248, b. 1867
FatherAdam Clausen b. 1818
MotherJane (?) b. 1824
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited12 Jan 2005
Birth*1867Henry Clausen was born in 1867 at IL.
He was the son of Adam Clausen and Jane (?)
Census*1870Henry Clausen appeared on the census of 1870 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Marriage*1887He married Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig, daughter of Reiner Michels Hartwig and Tomke Dirk Lottman, in 1887 at Peoria Co, IL.
Census*1900Henry Clausen and Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig appeared on the census of 1900 at Timber Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Census19 April 1910Henry Clausen and Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Census14 April 1930Henry Clausen and Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 at 723 Griswold St, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family

Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig b. 18 Nov 1868
Marriage*1887Henry Clausen married Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig, daughter of Reiner Michels Hartwig and Tomke Dirk Lottman, in 1887 at Peoria Co, IL.
Children