Clyde Anthony Cleberg

M, #11106, b. 7 April 1934, d. 19 May 1980
Last Edited27 Jul 2001
Birth*Clyde Anthony Cleberg was born on 7 April 1934. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 504-34-4610; issued 1952 at SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Clyde Anthony Cleberg married Mertiss Dawn Fitzgerald, daughter of Lester Louis Fitzgerald and Cecil Roach, on 25 August 1954. 
Death*Death: Clyde 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
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
Married Name Her married name was Crow. 
Marriage*Marriage: Anna Cathelen Closen married William Foster Crow
Birth*Anna Cathelen Closen was born on 2 April 1926 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Anna Cathelen Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Anna Cathelen Closen married Clyde Chester McKinley, son of Edward McKinley and Daisy Buckles, on 14 July 1945 at Palmyra, Marion Co, MO, United StatesB
Married Name As of 15 July 1945, her married name was McKinley. 
Divorce*Divorce: Anna Cathelen Closen and Clyde Chester McKinley were divorced in 1961. 
Married Name As of 16 July 1962, her married name was Manns. 
Marriage*Marriage: Anna Cathelen Closen married Stanly Manns on 16 July 1962 at Essex, Stoddard Co, MO, United StatesB
Divorce*Divorce: Anna Cathelen Closen and Stanly Manns were divorced in 1968. 
Residence*Residence: Anna Cathelen Closen lived at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, on 20 December 1995. 

Family 1

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

Family 2

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

Family 3

Stanly Manns
Marriage*Marriage: Anna Cathelen Closen married Stanly Manns on 16 July 1962 at Essex, Stoddard Co, MO, United StatesB
Divorce*Divorce: Anna 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
Last Edited17 Jan 2008
Birth*Charles Henry Closen was born on 26 January 1924 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Charles Henry Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 355-14-6785; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Charles Henry Closen died on 29 September 1994 at St Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 70. 
Obituary*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
Last Edited30 Jan 2005
Birth*Clara Myrtle Closen was born on 13 June 1920 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Clara Myrtle Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 27 October 1939, her married name was Gudat. 
Marriage*Marriage: Clara Myrtle Closen married Theodore F Gudat on 27 October 1939 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 333-20-5461; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Clara Myrtle Closen lived at 2715 W Marquette St, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, in January 1999. 
Death*Death: Clara Myrtle Closen died on 3 December 2001 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 81. 

Family

Theodore F Gudat b. 30 Jun 1912, d. 16 Mar 1992
Marriage*Marriage: Clara Myrtle Closen married Theodore F Gudat on 27 October 1939 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
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
Last Edited17 Jan 2008
Birth*David Brian Closen was born on 13 January 1953 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 322-40-0315; issued 1963 at IL, United StatesB
Note*He 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*Residence: David Brian Closen lived at 2700 W. Marquette, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, on 1 January 1993. 
Death*Death: David Brian Closen died on 2 January 1993 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 39. 
Obituary*Obituary: From 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*Burial: David Brian Closen was buried on 7 January 1993 at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

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
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*Edith Cornelia Closen was born on 25 March 1912 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageShe witnessed the marriage of Frank Henry Schaefer and Matilda Ann Closen on 30 November 1929 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 17 November 1931, her married name was McKinley. 
Marriage*Marriage: Edith Cornelia Closen married Charles D McKinley on 17 December 1931 at Bloomington, McLean Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 356-44-5589; issued between 1966 and 1967 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Edith Cornelia Closen died on 20 September 1985 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 73. 
Burial*Burial: Edith Cornelia Closen was buried at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Charles D McKinley b. 17 Nov 1913, d. 23 Sep 1969
Marriage*Marriage: Edith Cornelia Closen married Charles D McKinley on 17 December 1931 at Bloomington, McLean Co, IL, United StatesB
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
Last Edited18 Jun 2007
Birth*Francis Edward Closen was born on 7 October 1922 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Francis Edward Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Francis Edward Closen died on 26 September 1945 at NetherlandsB 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
Last Edited25 Jun 2007
Birth*Frederick Melvin Closen was born on 5 March 1925 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Frederick Melvin Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Frederick Melvin Closen married Violet Joan Heslin on 5 February 1949. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 355-14-7513; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Frederick Melvin Closen died on 6 September 1972 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 47. 
Memo* 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*Burial: Frederick Melvin Closen was buried at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Violet Joan Heslin b. 9 Jun 1925, d. 7 Jul 1967
Marriage*Marriage: Frederick Melvin Closen 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
Last Edited5 Feb 1999
Birth*Helena Amelia Closen was born on 13 October 1916 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 351-32-5759; issued between 1956 and 1957 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Helena Amelia Closen died on 24 June 1978 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, 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
Last Edited12 Jan 2005
Birth*John Michael Closen was born on 7 January 1885 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: John Michael Closen married Etta Anna Hartwig, daughter of John Henry Hartwig and Cornelia Wilhelmina Schuster, on 15 October 1908 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 348-03-3716; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: John Michael Closen died on 29 November 1965 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 80. 
Burial*Burial: John Michael Closen was buried on 1 December 1965 at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Etta Anna Hartwig b. 12 Mar 1888, d. 18 Nov 1965
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
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*John Nicholas Closen was born on 6 October 1917 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: John Nicholas Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: John Nicholas Closen married Wilma Brownfield on 4 May 1946 at Pocahontas, Randolph Co, AR, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 331-01-5690; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: John Nicholas Closen lived at Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL, United StatesB, on 20 December 1995. 
Death*Death: John Nicholas Closen died on 20 October 1998 at Decatur, Macon Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 81. 
Burial*Burial: John Nicholas Closen was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Wilma Brownfield b. 30 Dec 1920, d. 23 Nov 1997
Marriage*Marriage: John Nicholas Closen married Wilma Brownfield on 4 May 1946 at Pocahontas, Randolph Co, AR, United StatesB

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
Last Edited26 May 2000
Note*Leanora Cornelia Closen lived only one hour. 
Death*Death: Leanora Cornelia Closen died in 1910. 
Birth*She was born in 1910. 
NoSSN*No 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
Last Edited14 Mar 2009
Birth*Marie Magdalene Closen was born on 26 June 1913 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Marie Magdalene Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 27 July 1932, her married name was Calhoun. 
Marriage*Marriage: Marie Magdalene Closen married Thomas W Calhoun on 27 July 1932. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 328-07-4197; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Marie Magdalene Closen lived at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, on 20 December 1995. 
Death*Death: Marie Magdalene Closen died on 26 January 2009 at Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 95. 

Family

Thomas W Calhoun b. 28 Jun 1907, d. 23 Jun 2001
Marriage*Marriage: Marie Magdalene Closen 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
Last Edited16 May 2002
Birth*Martha Murel Closen was born on 13 June 1920 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Martha Murel Closen died on 26 October 1920 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

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
Last Edited24 Jun 2007
Birth*Matilda Ann Closen was born on 14 July 1909 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 30 November 1929, her married name was Schaefer. 
Marriage*Marriage: Matilda Ann Closen married Frank Henry Schaefer on 30 November 1929 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Matilda Ann Closen and Frank Henry Schaefer appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 30 June 1945, her married name was Roth. 
Marriage*Marriage: Matilda Ann Closen married Edward N Roth on 30 June 1945 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Occupation*Occupation: Matilda Ann Closen was Nurses Aid at Peoria State Hospital, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 347-10-8740; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Matilda Ann Closen lived at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, on 20 December 1995. 
Death*Death: Matilda Ann Closen died on 19 April 2005 at Belwood Nursing Home, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 95. 
Burial*Burial: Matilda Ann Closen was buried on 22 April 2005 at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB; Sec 5 BVlk 13 Lot 8. 
Memo* 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*Marriage: Matilda Ann Closen married Frank Henry Schaefer on 30 November 1929 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family 2

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

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
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*Melvin Eugene Closen was born on 24 June 1930 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 358-24-9655; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Melvin Eugene Closen married Margaret M Workman on 28 July 1951 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Melvin Eugene Closen died on 20 July 1985 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, 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
Last Edited25 Apr 2014
Birth*Mildred Marie Closen was born on 14 April 1919 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Mildred Marie Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 8 October 1938, her married name was Honold. 
Marriage*Marriage: Mildred Marie Closen married Charles Carl Honold on 8 October 1938 at St Boniface Catholic Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Mildred Marie Closen lived at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, on 20 December 1995. 
Residence*Residence: Mildred Marie Closen lived at 2901 West Montana St, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, on 1 February 1999. 
Death*Death: Mildred Marie Closen died on 3 November 2012 at age 93. 

Family

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

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
Last Edited25 Jun 2007
Birth*Roy William Closen was born on 16 March 1938 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Roy William Closen died on 20 March 2004 at Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 66. 
Burial*Burial: Roy William Closen was buried on 26 March 2004 at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

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
Last Edited17 Jan 2008
Birth*Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen was born on 16 September 1915 at Wyoming, Stark Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 27 July 1935, her married name was Malson. 
Marriage*Marriage: Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen married Everett Malson, son of Jesse E Malson and Alice Lancaster, on 27 July 1935 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 333-20-0863; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Retirement*Retirement: Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen retired in 1977; from housekeeping at Bel-Wood Nursing Home. 
Religion*Religion: Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Peoria, Neighborhood House and Eagles Auxiliary. 
Death*Death: Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen died on 20 December 1995 at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 80. 
Obituary*Obituary: From 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*Burial: Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen was buried on 23 December 1995 at St Josephs Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Everett Malson b. 31 Dec 1911, d. 18 Oct 1975
Marriage*Marriage: Viola (Vi) Wilhelmina Closen married Everett Malson, son of Jesse E Malson and Alice Lancaster, on 27 July 1935 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Lois Elvina Coleman

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

Edward Jessie Colman

M, #42495, b. 9 April 1907, d. 25 March 1971
FatherBernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold b. 10 Jun 1885, d. Sep 1971
MotherOlive Lillian Case b. 5 Feb 1887, d. 23 Jun 1976
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited12 Jul 2019
Birth*Edward Jessie Colman was born on 9 April 1907 at Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Edward Jessie Colman married Opal Irene Malone
Death*Death: Edward Jessie Colman died on 25 March 1971 at Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 63. 

Family

Opal Irene Malone b. 14 Nov 1911, d. 3 Dec 2001
Child

Landon Raymond Compton Sr

M, #18464, b. 1906
Last Edited24 Nov 2008
Birth*Landon Raymond Compton Sr was born in 1906 at Williamson, Mingo Co, WV, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Landon Raymond Compton Sr married Evelyn Pauline Crown, daughter of John Herman (Gronewold) Crown and Mathilda Meinginer, on 23 December 1940 at Canada, Pike Co, KY, United StatesB
NoSSN*No 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*Death: Larry Copus died a few years ago (from 1999) from cancer. 

William Foster Crow

M, #22462
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
Marriage*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
Last Edited7 Jan 2003
Birth*Evelyn Pauline Crown was born on 18 June 1916 at Malden, Whitman Co, WA, United StatesB
Note*She 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 Name As of 23 December 1940, her married name was Compton. 
Marriage*Marriage: Evelyn Pauline Crown married Landon Raymond Compton Sr on 23 December 1940 at Canada, Pike Co, KY, United StatesB
Death*Death: Evelyn Pauline Crown died in 1948 at Seattle, King Co, WA, United StatesB

Family

Landon Raymond Compton Sr b. 1906