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. 15 Oct 1858, d. 3 Apr 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 Twsp, 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. 15 Oct 1858, d. 3 Apr 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 Twsp, 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.
SSN*between 1956 and 1958His Social Security Number was 359-32-8905; issued between 1956 and 1958 at 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 Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
Census1900Adam Clausen and Jane (?) appeared on the census of 1900 at Timber Twsp, 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 Twsp, 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 Twsp, 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

Lena Clausen

F, #1227, b. October 1889
FatherHenry Clausen b. 1867
MotherJohanna (Hannah) Hartwig b. 18 Nov 1868
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited30 Jan 2005
Birth*October 1889Lena Clausen was born in October 1889 at Timber Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of Henry Clausen and Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig.
Census*1900Lena Clausen appeared on the census of 1900 at Timber Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
Census*19 April 1910She appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Mary Clausen

F, #11914, b. March 1888
FatherHenry Clausen b. 1867
MotherJohanna (Hannah) Hartwig b. 18 Nov 1868
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited11 Apr 1999
Birth*March 1888Mary Clausen was born in March 1888 at Timber Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of Henry Clausen and Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig.
Census*1900Mary Clausen appeared on the census of 1900 at Timber Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.

Nicholas Clausen

M, #11915, b. June 1892
FatherHenry Clausen b. 1867
MotherJohanna (Hannah) Hartwig b. 18 Nov 1868
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*June 1892Nicholas Clausen was born in June 1892 at Timber Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of Henry Clausen and Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig.
Census*1900Nicholas Clausen appeared on the census of 1900 at Timber Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
Census19 April 1910He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
NoSSN*May 2000No record of his Social Security Number was found in May 2000; Not Possible.

Reiner Clausen

M, #1226, b. July 1894
FatherHenry Clausen b. 1867
MotherJohanna (Hannah) Hartwig b. 18 Nov 1868
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*July 1894Reiner Clausen was born in July 1894 at Timber Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of Henry Clausen and Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig.
Census*1900Reiner Clausen appeared on the census of 1900 at Timber Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
Census19 April 1910He appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
NoSSN*May 2000No record of his Social Security Number was found in May 2000; Not Possible.

Clyde Anthony Cleberg

M, #11106, b. 7 April 1934, d. 19 May 1980
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited27 Jul 2001
Birth*7 April 1934Clyde Anthony Cleberg was born on 7 April 1934.
SSN*1952His Social Security Number was 504-34-4610; issued 1952 at SD.
Marriage*25 August 1954He married Mertiss Dawn Fitzgerald, daughter of Lester Louis Fitzgerald and Cecil Roach, on 25 August 1954.
Death*19 May 1980Clyde Anthony Cleberg died on 19 May 1980 at age 46.

Family

Mertiss Dawn Fitzgerald b. 29 Sep 1936, d. 25 Feb 1996

Anna Cathelen Closen

F, #10734, b. 2 April 1926
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 Nov 2017
Married NameHer married name was Crow.
Marriage*Anna Cathelen Closen married William Foster Crow.
Birth*2 April 1926Anna Cathelen Closen was born on 2 April 1926 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930Anna Cathelen Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
Marriage*14 July 1945She married Clyde Chester McKinley, son of Edward McKinley and Daisy Buckles, on 14 July 1945 at Palmyra, Marion Co, MO.
Married Name15 July 1945 As of 15 July 1945,her married name was McKinley.
Divorce*1961Anna Cathelen Closen and Clyde Chester McKinley were divorced in 1961.
Married Name16 July 1962 As of 16 July 1962,her married name was Manns.
Marriage*16 July 1962Anna Cathelen Closen married Stanly Manns on 16 July 1962 at Essex, Stoddard Co, MO.
Divorce*1968Anna Cathelen Closen and Stanly Manns were divorced in 1968.
Residence*20 December 1995Anna Cathelen Closen lived at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, on 20 December 1995.

Family 1

Clyde Chester McKinley b. 12 Aug 1907, d. 22 Sep 1996
Marriage*14 July 1945She married Clyde Chester McKinley, son of Edward McKinley and Daisy Buckles, on 14 July 1945 at Palmyra, Marion Co, MO.
Divorce*1961Anna Cathelen Closen and Clyde Chester McKinley were divorced in 1961.
Child

Family 2

William Foster Crow
Marriage*Anna Cathelen Closen married William Foster Crow.

Family 3

Stanly Manns
Marriage*16 July 1962Anna Cathelen Closen married Stanly Manns on 16 July 1962 at Essex, Stoddard Co, MO.
Divorce*1968Anna Cathelen Closen and Stanly Manns were divorced in 1968.

Charles Henry Closen

M, #10713, b. 26 January 1924, d. 29 September 1994
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*26 January 1924Charles Henry Closen was born on 26 January 1924 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930Charles Henry Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 355-14-6785; issued before 1951 at IL.
Death*29 September 1994He died on 29 September 1994 at St Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 70.
Obituary*From Peoria Journal Star - October 01, 1994, Page D9
Charles Closen
     PEKIN -- Charles H. Closen, 70, of 342 S. Second St. died at 11:39 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
     Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Peoria to John M. and Anna Martha Hartwig Closen, he married Virginia Lee Weyand on Aug. 8, 1953, in Peoria. She survives.
     Also surviving are one son, Robin M. of Mapleton; two daughters, Virgie M. Frank of Washington and Julie A. Thompson of Canton; one brother, John of Pekin; seven sisters, Matilda Roth, Marie Calhoun, Mildred Honold, Clara Gudat and Ann Manns, all of Peoria, Viola Malson of Bartonville and Ruth Hall of Glasford; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Three brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren preceded him in death.
     He was a World War II Navy veteran.
     He was a farmer for Krause's Highland Farms for 25 years.He then worked for Laborers Local 165 in Peoria for six years and later in maintenance for the Pekin Housing Authority. He retired in 1989.
     There will be no funeral services. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Abts Mortuary. Cremation will be accorded, and burial of ashes will be in War Veterans Cemetery.
     Memorials may be made to the Charles H. Closen Memorial Fund, in care of Citizens Equity Federal Credit Union, 3515 Court St., Pekin 61554.

Clara Myrtle Closen

F, #10707, b. 13 June 1920, d. 3 December 2001
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 Edited30 Jan 2005
Birth*13 June 1920Clara Myrtle Closen was born on 13 June 1920 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig.
Census*30 April 1930Clara Myrtle Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
Married Name27 October 1939 As of 27 October 1939,her married name was Gudat.
Marriage*27 October 1939She married Theodore F Gudat on 27 October 1939 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 333-20-5461; issued before 1951 at IL.
Residence*January 1999Clara Myrtle Closen lived at 2715 W Marquette St, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, in January 1999.
Death*3 December 2001She died on 3 December 2001 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 81.

Family

Theodore F Gudat b. 30 Jun 1912, d. 16 Mar 1992
Marriage*27 October 1939She married Theodore F Gudat on 27 October 1939 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Children

David Brian Closen

M, #10808, b. 13 January 1953, d. 2 January 1993
FatherFrederick Melvin Closen b. 5 Mar 1925, d. 6 Sep 1972
MotherViolet Joan Heslin b. 9 Jun 1925, d. 7 Jul 1967
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited17 Jan 2008
Birth*13 January 1953David Brian Closen was born on 13 January 1953 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
He was the son of Frederick Melvin Closen and Violet Joan Heslin.
SSN*1963His Social Security Number was 322-40-0315; issued 1963 at IL.
Note*David Brian Closen served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany and the United States. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
Residence*1 January 1993He lived at 2700 W. Marquette, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, on 1 January 1993.
Death*2 January 1993He died on 2 January 1993 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 39.
Obituary*5 January 1993From Peoria Journal Star - January 05, 1993, Page D5
David Closen
     David Brian Closen, 39, of 2700 W. Marquette died at 1:19 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1992, at his home.
     He was born Jan. 13, 1953, in Peoria to Frederick and Violet Heslin Closen.
     Surviving are three sons, David, Darren and Douglas, and one daughter, Deanna Closen, all of Peoria; four brothers, Frank and Jerry, both of Pekin, John of Peoria and Charles of Bartonville; and two sisters, Catherine Wissel of Glasford and Mary Ann Hamm of Pekin. His parents and two infant brothers preceded him in death.
     A disabled veteran, he served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany and the United States.
     He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
     Services will be at 10 a.m Thursday at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Duane Leclercq will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Peoria.
     Memorials may be made to a trust fund for his children in care of Norwest Bank in Peoria.
Burial*7 January 1993He was buried on 7 January 1993 at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

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 Twsp, 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 Twsp, 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 Twsp, 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 Twsp, 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 Twsp, 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 Twsp, 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