Edith Cornelia Closen

F, #10786, b. 25 March 1912, d. 20 September 1985
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*25 March 1912Edith Cornelia Closen was born on 25 March 1912 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
(Witness) Marriage30 November 1929Edith Cornelia Closen witnessed the marriage of Frank Henry Schaefer and Matilda Ann Closen on 30 November 1929 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Married Name17 November 1931 As of 17 November 1931,her married name was McKinley.
Marriage*17 December 1931Edith Cornelia Closen married Charles D McKinley on 17 December 1931 at Bloomington, McLean Co, IL.
SSN*between 1966 and 1967Her Social Security Number was 356-44-5589; issued between 1966 and 1967 at IL.
Death*20 September 1985Edith Cornelia Closen died on 20 September 1985 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 73.
Burial*She was buried at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family

Charles D McKinley b. 17 Nov 1913, d. 23 Sep 1969
Marriage*17 December 1931She married Charles D McKinley on 17 December 1931 at Bloomington, McLean Co, IL.
Child

Francis Edward Closen

M, #10791, b. 7 October 1922, d. 26 September 1945
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited18 Jun 2007
Birth*7 October 1922Francis Edward Closen was born on 7 October 1922 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930Francis Edward Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Death*26 September 1945He died on 26 September 1945 at Netherlands at age 22 in the US Army fighting in World War II.
Memo* Notes from research of Frank Schaefer:
According to World War II casualty lists, PFC Francis E Closen's (#16017270) body was not found. He was originally listed as Missing In Action. He is listed in the casualty list as "FOD". This means "finding of death).
The files of the Netherlands American Cemetery, 6269 NA Margraten, Netherlands were made available to PFC Closen's nephew, Frank Schaefer. Excerpts from these files indicate that on 23 Sep 1945, approximately 400 Waco CG-4A gliders carrying the 325th GIR (Glider Infantry Regiment), personnel including PFC Closen in Company E were released near Overasselt, Holland. They moved to Groesbeek under cover of darkness and set up their camps in the woods. Between the 24th and 26th of September they were directed to take over the front line in the Groesbeek sector. German troops in strength occupied the Reichswald forest and were able to interrupt the ideal front line. The Germans made an unexpected fierce attack on the positions of E company, 325th GIR. It is believed that PFC Closen was killed during this battle which occurred near Molenhoek, Holland.

Frederick Melvin Closen

M, #10792, b. 5 March 1925, d. 6 September 1972
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited25 Jun 2007
Birth*5 March 1925Frederick Melvin Closen was born on 5 March 1925 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930Frederick Melvin Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Marriage*5 February 1949He married Violet Joan Heslin on 5 February 1949.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 355-14-7513; issued before 1951 at IL.
Death*6 September 1972Frederick Melvin Closen died on 6 September 1972 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 47.
Memo*8 September 1972 The following is an excerpt from the Peoria Journal Star, dated Sept. 8, 1972, page A-14. The news item states the "A 47 year old man was killed and two others wounded in a shooting stemming from an argument in a South Side Liquor Store. Frederick Closen of 3322 W. Starr St., was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Horace Payton. Robert Jack Hagan, 59, of 2732 W. Nevada St., was in critical condition last night at St. Francis Hospital intensive care unit. Sam Cooley, 29, of 2608 Seibold st., was treated at St. Francis Hospital for a bullet wound to his arm. He was shot by a policeman in the vicinity at the time of the argument. Cooley was formally charged with murder, attempted murder, and aggravated battery. He is being held in the Peoria County Jail. The shooting took place in the South Town Liquor Store, 4019 S. Adams St., about 11:15 PM. Mrs. Buelah Closen, widow of the slain man and the salesclerk at the liquor store had told Cooley to stop using "vulgar" language. Police were told the Cooley continued to swear. Witnesses said Hagan went behind the counter and picked up a 32. caliber pistol. Police said Closen took the pistol away from Hagan before he could point it at anyone and put it in his pocket. Frede (the detective) said that Cooley then pulled a pistol out of his pocket and shot both Hagan and Closen. Police officers Paul Hilst, Wayne Copeland, and James Bridges entered the liquor store and ordered Cooley to drop his pistol. They warned Cooley a second time as he turned a face them. He reportedly raised the gun and pointed it at them. The officers fired four shots at Cooley, striking him once. Cooley fled out the back door, but was apprehended by a forth policeman. Cooley, an ex-convict, had been sentenced to five years in prison in January 1969 for burglary. He was out on parole at the time of the Closen shooting.

According to the Peoria County Circuit Clerk's archive file Case #72-CF 3180 transcript dated Nov. 7, 1972, charges of murder were dismissed and Cooley pleaded guilty to two charges of Voluntary Manslaughter. He was subsequently sentenced to 10 to 20 years to the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Calvin R. Stone, 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois. He was paroled (date unknown) again and on December 25, 1980, according to court document Case #81-CF122, he was charged with Reckless Conduct, Aggravated Assault, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He evidently fired a shotgun endangering bodily harm to Phillip T. Ellis. It was illegal for him to be in possession of the firearm within five years of his release from prison. These charges were dismissed with leave to reinstate. He was also involved in criminal activity in years 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, and 1992 in Peoria County, IL.

Cooley's date of birth is: Nov. 7, 1942 in Greenville, Miss. He died Nov. 7, 2002 in Peoria. Source: Peoria Journal Star Obituary.
Burial*He was buried at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family

Violet Joan Heslin b. 9 Jun 1925, d. 7 Jul 1967
Marriage*5 February 1949He married Violet Joan Heslin on 5 February 1949.
Child

Helena Amelia Closen

F, #10788, b. 13 October 1916, d. 24 June 1978
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited5 Feb 1999
Birth*13 October 1916Helena Amelia Closen was born on 13 October 1916 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
SSN*between 1956 and 1957Her Social Security Number was 351-32-5759; issued between 1956 and 1957 at IL.
Death*24 June 1978Helena Amelia Closen died on 24 June 1978 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 61.

Family

Child

John Michael Closen

M, #1960, b. 7 January 1885, d. 29 November 1965
FatherNikolaus Klosen b. 28 Sep 1840, d. 10 Mar 1890
MotherMary Backes b. 5 Jan 1849, d. 1 Aug 1940
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited12 Jan 2005
Birth*7 January 1885John Michael Closen was born on 7 January 1885 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of Nikolaus Klosen and Mary Backes.
Marriage*15 October 1908John Michael Closen married Etta Anna Hartwig, daughter of John Henry Hartwig and Cornelia Wilhelmina Schuster, on 15 October 1908 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Census*30 April 1930John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 348-03-3716; issued before 1951 at IL.
Death*29 November 1965John Michael Closen died on 29 November 1965 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 80.
Burial*1 December 1965He was buried on 1 December 1965 at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family

Etta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Marriage*15 October 1908He married Etta Anna Hartwig, daughter of John Henry Hartwig and Cornelia Wilhelmina Schuster, on 15 October 1908 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Children

John Nicholas Closen

M, #10728, b. 6 October 1917, d. 20 October 1998
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*6 October 1917John Nicholas Closen was born on 6 October 1917 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930John Nicholas Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Marriage*4 May 1946He married Wilma Brownfield on 4 May 1946 at Pocahontas, Randolph Co, AR.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 331-01-5690; issued before 1951 at IL.
Residence*20 December 1995John Nicholas Closen lived at Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL, on 20 December 1995.
Death*20 October 1998He died on 20 October 1998 at Decatur, Macon Co, IL, at age 81.
Burial*He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL.

Family

Wilma Brownfield b. 30 Dec 1920, d. 23 Nov 1997
Marriage*4 May 1946He married Wilma Brownfield on 4 May 1946 at Pocahontas, Randolph Co, AR.

Leanora Cornelia Closen

F, #10785, b. 1910, d. 1910
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited26 May 2000
Death*1910Leanora Cornelia Closen died in 1910.
Note*She lived only one hour.
Birth*1910She was born in 1910.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
NoSSN*May 2000No record of her Social Security Number was found in May 2000; Not Possible.

Marie Magdalene Closen

F, #10730, b. 26 June 1913, d. 26 January 2009
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited14 Mar 2009
Birth*26 June 1913Marie Magdalene Closen was born on 26 June 1913 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930Marie Magdalene Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Married Name27 July 1932 As of 27 July 1932,her married name was Calhoun.
Marriage*27 July 1932She married Thomas W Calhoun on 27 July 1932.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 328-07-4197; issued before 1951 at IL.
Residence*20 December 1995Marie Magdalene Closen lived at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, on 20 December 1995.
Death*26 January 2009She died on 26 January 2009 at Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL, at age 95.

Family

Thomas W Calhoun b. 28 Jun 1907, d. 23 Jun 2001
Marriage*27 July 1932She married Thomas W Calhoun on 27 July 1932.

Martha Murel Closen

F, #10790, b. 13 June 1920, d. 26 October 1920
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited16 May 2002
Birth*13 June 1920Martha Murel Closen was born on 13 June 1920 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Death*26 October 1920Martha Murel Closen died on 26 October 1920 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.

Matilda Ann Closen

F, #10729, b. 14 July 1909, d. 19 April 2005
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited24 Jun 2007
Birth*14 July 1909Matilda Ann Closen was born on 14 July 1909 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Married Name30 November 1929 As of 30 November 1929,her married name was Schaefer.
Marriage*30 November 1929Matilda Ann Closen married Frank Henry Schaefer on 30 November 1929 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Census*10 April 1930Matilda Ann Closen and Frank Henry Schaefer appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Married Name30 June 1945 As of 30 June 1945,her married name was Roth.
Marriage*30 June 1945Matilda Ann Closen married Edward N Roth on 30 June 1945 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Occupation*Matilda Ann Closen was Nurses Aid at Peoria State Hospital, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 347-10-8740; issued before 1951 at IL.
Residence*20 December 1995She lived at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, on 20 December 1995.
Death*19 April 2005She died on 19 April 2005 at Belwood Nursing Home, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 95.
Burial*22 April 2005She was buried on 22 April 2005 at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL; Sec 5 BVlk 13 Lot 8.
Memo*2006 A note about Matilda from her son Frank:
Hedge Row School was a one room school house located along wht is now (2006) known as Airport Road. It was located where the North/South runway is for the Peoria Municipal Airport, Peoria, IL. Matilda received a very limited education since she was the oldest of her fourteen surviving siblings and had to stay home to help with chores on the small 10 acre farm. She once commented that about once every few weeks her father would hitch up the horse and wagon and it was a real treat to ride with him into Bartonville for supplies, mainly bulk flour, surag, and coffee. She said that they had an orchard, garden, and live stock; i.e; two horses, hogs, poultry, and a milk cow. They had a smoke house where they smoked their meat such as bacon, hams, spareribs, loins, etc. They canned sufficient vegetables to carry them through the winter. They also had a cool cellar under the house where root vegetables and fruit could be preserved. A real treat was lard on home made bread sprinkled with a little sugar. They had "two holer" outhouse, modern for its time. They retrieved their water from a well. All this meant a lot of work for the oldest of John and Anna Closen's brood of children.

Family 1

Frank Henry Schaefer b. 13 Sep 1909, d. 14 Jan 1935
Marriage*30 November 1929She married Frank Henry Schaefer on 30 November 1929 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family 2

Edward N Roth b. 22 Mar 1894, d. 10 Feb 1955
Marriage*30 June 1945Matilda Ann Closen married Edward N Roth on 30 June 1945 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Melvin Eugene Closen

M, #10795, b. 24 June 1930, d. 20 July 1985
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*24 June 1930Melvin Eugene Closen was born on 24 June 1930 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 358-24-9655; issued before 1951 at IL.
Marriage*28 July 1951Melvin Eugene Closen married Margaret M Workman on 28 July 1951 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Death*20 July 1985Melvin Eugene Closen died on 20 July 1985 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 55.

Family

Margaret M Workman b. 1 Jul 1931, d. 11 Aug 2001

Mildred Marie Closen

F, #10712, b. 14 April 1919, d. 3 November 2012
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited25 Apr 2014
Birth*14 April 1919Mildred Marie Closen was born on 14 April 1919 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930Mildred Marie Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Married Name8 October 1938 As of 8 October 1938,her married name was Honold.
Marriage*8 October 1938She married Charles Carl Honold on 8 October 1938 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Residence*20 December 1995Mildred Marie Closen lived at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, on 20 December 1995.
Residence*1 February 1999She lived at 2901 West Montana St, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, on 1 February 1999.
Death*3 November 2012She died on 3 November 2012 at age 93.

Family

Charles Carl Honold b. 9 May 1918, d. 18 Feb 1996
Marriage*8 October 1938She married Charles Carl Honold on 8 October 1938 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Roy William Closen

M, #18036, b. 16 March 1938, d. 20 March 2004
MotherHelena Amelia Closen b. 13 Oct 1916, d. 24 Jun 1978
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited25 Jun 2007
Birth*16 March 1938Roy William Closen was born on 16 March 1938 at Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of Helena Amelia Closen.
Death*20 March 2004Roy William Closen died on 20 March 2004 at Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 66.
Burial*26 March 2004He was buried on 26 March 2004 at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen

F, #10720, b. 16 September 1915, d. 20 December 1995
FatherJohn Michael Closen b. 7 Jan 1885, d. 29 Nov 1965
MotherEtta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited17 Jan 2008
Birth*16 September 1915Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen was born on 16 September 1915 at Wyoming, Stark Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twp, Peoria Co, IL.
Married Name27 July 1935 As of 27 July 1935,her married name was Malson.
Marriage*27 July 1935She married Everett Malson, son of Jesse E Malson and Alice Lancaster, on 27 July 1935 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 333-20-0863; issued before 1951 at IL.
Retirement*1977Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen retired in 1977; from housekeeping at Bel-Wood Nursing Home.
Religion*She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Peoria, Neighborhood House and Eagles Auxiliary.
Death*20 December 1995She died on 20 December 1995 at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 80.
Obituary*22 December 1995From Peoria Journal Star - December 22, 1995, Page C8
Viola Malson
     BARTONVILLE -- Viola W. "Vi" Malson, 80, of 4700 W. Whipp Ave. died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1995, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
     Born Sept. 16, 1915, in Stark County to John and Anna Hartwig Closen, she married Everett Malson on July 27, 1935, in Peoria. He died in 1975. Four brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death.
     Surviving are three daughters, Madelyn Butler of Hanna City, Darlene Kerley of West Peoria and Ethel Hall of Murraysville, Pa; one brother, John Closen of Pekin; six sisters, Mathilda Roth, Marie Calhoun, Mildred Honold, Clara Gudat and Ann Manns, all of Peoria, and Ruth Hall of Glasford; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
     She worked at the former Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville and later worked in the housekeeping department at Bel-Wood Nursing Home. She retired in 1977.
     She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Peoria, Neighborhood House and Eagles Auxiliary.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at her church. The Rev. Richard Horvath will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Endsley & Son Funeral Home in Bartonville, with recitation of the rosary at 5 p.m. by the general parish. Additional visitation will be one half-hour before services at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Peoria.
Burial*23 December 1995She was buried on 23 December 1995 at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family

Everett Malson b. 31 Dec 1911, d. 18 Oct 1975
Marriage*27 July 1935She married Everett Malson, son of Jesse E Malson and Alice Lancaster, on 27 July 1935 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Lois Elvina Coleman

F, #18660, b. 12 October 1934, d. May 1973
Last Edited2 Jul 2007
Birth*12 October 1934Lois Elvina Coleman was born on 12 October 1934.
SSN*1952Her Social Security Number was 470-36-9960; issued 1952 at MN.
Married Name12 May 1956 As of 12 May 1956,her married name was Pursley.
Death*May 1973She died in May 1973 at age 38.

Landon Raymond Compton Sr

M, #18464, b. 1906
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited24 Nov 2008
Birth*1906Landon Raymond Compton Sr was born in 1906 at Williamson, Mingo Co, WV.
Marriage*23 December 1940He married Evelyn Pauline Crown, daughter of John Herman (Gronewold) Crown and Mathilda Meinginer, on 23 December 1940 at Canada, Pike Co, KY.
NoSSN*January 2005No record of his Social Security Number was found in January 2005.

Family

Evelyn Pauline Crown b. 18 Jun 1916, d. 1948

Larry Copus

M, #13326
Last Edited19 Jul 2001
Death*Larry Copus died a few years ago (from 1999) from cancer.

William Foster Crow

M, #22462
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
Marriage*William Foster Crow married Anna Cathelen Closen, daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.

Family

Anna Cathelen Closen b. 2 Apr 1926

Evelyn Pauline Crown

F, #18460, b. 18 June 1916, d. 1948
FatherJohn Herman (Gronewold) Crown b. 5 Sep 1873, d. Sep 1948
MotherMathilda Meinginer d. Dec 1939
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited7 Jan 2003
Birth*18 June 1916Evelyn Pauline Crown was born on 18 June 1916 at Malden, Whitman Co, WA.
She was the daughter of John Herman (Gronewold) Crown and Mathilda Meinginer.
Note*Evelyn Pauline Crown graduated from Garfield, WA High School and the University of Washington with a BA in 1939. She was a violinist with the University of Washington Symphony.
Married Name23 December 1940 As of 23 December 1940,her married name was Compton.
Marriage*23 December 1940She married Landon Raymond Compton Sr on 23 December 1940 at Canada, Pike Co, KY.
Death*1948Evelyn Pauline Crown died in 1948 at Seattle, King Co, WA.

Family

Landon Raymond Compton Sr b. 1906

John Herman (Gronewold) Crown

M, #18449, b. 5 September 1873, d. September 1948
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Name Variation John Herman (Gronewold) Crown was also known as John Gronewold.
Birth*5 September 1873He was born on 5 September 1873 at Neufunixsiel, Wittmund, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens.
NoteJohn Herman (Gronewold) Crown was nine years old when he came to America with his folks to live at Strawn, IL. When John was about fourteen years old, he left home due to a severe disciplining by his father for falling asleep in the field when he was supposed to be working. He was walking along the road when a man with a wagon offered him a ride. As they were travelling along, the man asked him what his name was. John, not wanting the man to know who he was, happened to look up and saw a sign "Crown Flour", so he told the man he was John Crown and sometime later he legally changed his name to John Crown. He was gone for twenty-three years before he came back to see his folks and by then John Gronewold had moved to Minnesota. All the time John Crown was gone from home, he never was too far away from the family or he kept in touch with one of his sisters so at least one person in the family knew where he was. (John Gronewold said he could forgive John Crown for leaving home, but he couldn't forgive him for changing his name, so he left John Crown only $5.00 in his Will.)

When he first left home to earn a living, he shot game birds and sold them to a butcher shop. He was also a shoemaker. In 1898 he was already in Minnesota, living in the Fairmont area. He enlisted in the Army on April 29, 1898 at Fairmont and served in the Spanish-American War. He was enrolled in Company D and was mustered in on May 7, 1898 at Camp Ramsey. On May 23, 1898 he was transferred to the Company Band. He served until he was mustered out on November 5, 1898 at New Ulm, MN

One of the perks of serving in the Spanish-American War was that all men who served were made US Citizens, so John Crown became a naturalized citizen.
(Witness) Immigration15 March 1884He immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, with Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York.
Note*John Herman (Gronewold) Crown started working for the Chicago, St Paul, and Milwaukee Railroad company. In 1908 they went west with the railroad. John was based in Lind, Washington where he was a locomotive engineer. They moved again, to Malden, WA and in 1920 they moved to Ellensburg, WA and in 1927 they moved to Seattle where they remained the rest of their lives. He still worked as an engineer for the Milwaukee Railroad until his retirement.
Marriage*July 1900He married Mathilda Meinginer in July 1900 at Jackson, Jackson Co, MN.
Death*September 1948John Herman (Gronewold) Crown died in September 1948 at Seattle, King Co, WA, shortly after his 75th birthday.

Family

Mathilda Meinginer d. Dec 1939
Marriage*July 1900He married Mathilda Meinginer in July 1900 at Jackson, Jackson Co, MN.
Children

Merlin John Crown

M, #18458, b. 24 July 1901, d. 3 May 1972
FatherJohn Herman (Gronewold) Crown b. 5 Sep 1873, d. Sep 1948
MotherMathilda Meinginer d. Dec 1939
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*24 July 1901Merlin John Crown was born on 24 July 1901 at Sherburn, Martin Co, MN.
He was the son of John Herman (Gronewold) Crown and Mathilda Meinginer.
Note*Merlin John Crown graduated from Malden, WA high school and attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1931. He also worked for the Chicago, St Paul & Milwaukee Railroad in various positions, and also worked for the Puget Sound Navy Yards in Bremerton, WA. He had been married and had no children.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 531-07-6267; issued before 1951 at WA.
Death*3 May 1972He died on 3 May 1972 at Seattle, King Co, WA, at age 70.

Robert Max Crown

M, #18459, b. 27 June 1909, d. 20 April 1958
FatherJohn Herman (Gronewold) Crown b. 5 Sep 1873, d. Sep 1948
MotherMathilda Meinginer d. Dec 1939
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited7 Jan 2003
Birth*27 June 1909Robert Max Crown was born on 27 June 1909 at Lind, Adams Co, WA.
He was the son of John Herman (Gronewold) Crown and Mathilda Meinginer.
Note*Robert Max Crown graduated from Garfield High School in Seattle, WA in 1927. He attended the University of Washington, graduating in June 1934.
Marriage*5 June 1937He married Grace Elizabeth Larson on 5 June 1937 at Seattle, King Co, WA.
Death*20 April 1958Robert Max Crown died on 20 April 1958 at Bellevue, King Co, WA, at age 48.

Family

Grace Elizabeth Larson b. 23 Apr 1910, d. 19 Nov 1998

Jann Siebelts Daeneke

M, #28107, b. 21 January 1834
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited14 Jan 2009
Birth*21 January 1834Jann Siebelts Daeneke was born on 21 January 1834 at Grossheide, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*11 December 1858He married Trintje Alberts Hartwig, daughter of Albert Christians Hartwig and Etje (Ettje) Meints (Maints), on 11 December 1858 at Western Parish, Arle, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Trintje Alberts Hartwig b. 23 May 1814, d. 16 Mar 1872

Raymond George Darwin

M, #15044, b. 13 October 1917, d. 6 September 2003
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited11 Jan 2012
Marriage*Raymond George Darwin married Marjorie Meta Recka Beck, daughter of Herman Frederick Beck and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman.
Birth*13 October 1917Raymond George Darwin was born on 13 October 1917 at Grand View, Bayfield Co, WI.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was issued before 1951 at MI.
Death*6 September 2003He died on 6 September 2003 at Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL, at age 85.

Family

Marjorie Meta Recka Beck b. 7 Apr 1919, d. 11 Apr 1983

Ada Davis

F, #13333
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Marriage*Ada Davis married Clarence Robert Turner, son of Jesse Walter Turner and Louise Reka Neitz.
Married NameHer married name was Turner.
Residence*November 1999Ada Davis lived at Box 316, Ashcroft, Thompson Co, British Columbia, Canada, in November 1999.

Family

Clarence Robert Turner b. 11 Dec 1929, d. 21 Mar 1993