Thomas W Calhoun

M, #10732, b. 28 June 1907, d. 23 June 2001
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*Thomas W Calhoun was born on 28 June 1907 at Knob Lick, Metcalfe Co, KY, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Thomas W Calhoun married Marie Magdalene Closen, daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig, on 27 July 1932. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 318-16-1329; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Thomas W Calhoun died on 23 June 2001 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 93. 
Burial*Burial: Thomas W Calhoun was buried on 27 June 2001 at Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

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

Olive Lillian Case

F, #42494, b. 5 February 1887, d. 23 June 1976
Last Edited12 Jul 2019
Birth*Olive Lillian Case was born on 5 February 1887 at Aroma Park, Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name Her married name was Gronewold. 
Marriage*Marriage: Olive Lillian Case married Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold, son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens
Death*Death: Olive Lillian Case died on 23 June 1976 at Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 89. 

Family

Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold b. 10 Jun 1885, d. Sep 1971
Child

Howard Taft Cash

M, #2366, b. 4 January 1909, d. 5 April 1968
Howard Cash - About 1936 (?)
RelationshipFather of Ted Earl Cash
MilitaryOther Military
Last Edited19 Sep 2021
Birth*Howard Taft Cash was born on 4 January 1909 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB.
Proof-Notes*Parents: Howard's birth certificate says that his parents are 'Eliga Cash' and Frances Jane Manning, but I believe that his father was John R Blackburn for the following reasons:

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, he had divorced the second one). 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 cannot 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 13 Apr 2019] I have found 924 cousins that match our DNA; 625 are Blackburn cousins; 0 are Cash cousins.

6. Conclusion - John R Blackburn is the father of Howard Taft Cash.
 
Graduation*Education: Howard Taft Cash graduated from the 8th grade in June 1925 from rural school, Vermillion, Clay Co, SD, United StatesB
Census*Census: Howard Taft Cash appeared on the census of 27 April 1930 at Bethel Twsp, Clay Co, SD, United StatesB, 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. 
Military*Military: Howard Taft Cash was in the US Army at Ft Crook, NE (now Offutt Air Force Base outside of Omaha, NE) from 2 Dec 1932 to 29 May 1937. He joined the US Army to keep from starving. The Great Depression had started in 1929. He served one 3 year term and re-enlisted for a second 3 year term. 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.. 
Marriage*Marriage: Howard Taft Cash married Lillian Mortensen on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB.
Memo*
Great Depression & WW2: Howard and Lillian 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/week). 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 (Lillian's sister) 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/month). 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). They moved to Los Angeles, CA, arriving on 9 Sep 1940, where he worked for American Awning Co, Santa Monica, CA ($20/week). 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 the P-51 fighter plane during WW II. 
Census*Census: Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, 2128 Dewey Street. 
WW2 Draft*WWII Draft: Howard Taft Cash registered for the draft of WWII on 16 October 1940 in 3370 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB.
Photo*Heappeared in a photo circa 1941 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB.
PhotoHeappeared in a photo circa 1941 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB.
ResidenceResidence: Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, in May 1942. 
Memo
Post-WW2: In Jun 1945, with WWII nearly over, Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen 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. (Located east and a little north of Anthon Iowa.) 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).

They 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 Iowa (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.
SSNHis Social Security Number was 478-18-2485; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
Note*Howard 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.
ResidenceResidence: Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 133 Fawcett St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, on 1 March 1960 until Mar 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. 
PhotoHoward Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1962 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
Photo*Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Memo They 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. 
ResidenceResidence: Howard Taft Cash lived at 620 N West Ave, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB, on 5 April 1968 prior to his death. 
Obituary*Obituary: Howard Taft Cash, 59, of 620 North West Avenue, died at 2:15 am today in Burge-Protestant Hospital after a lingering illness. A retired 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.
Death*Death: Howard Taft Cash died on 5 April 1968 at Burge Hospital, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB, at age 59 from Reticulum Cell Sarcoma.
Burial*Burial: Howard Taft Cash was buried on 8 April 1968 at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB
TombstoneA photo of his tombstone was taken at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB.

Family

Lillian Mortensen b. 21 Jul 1912, d. 10 Apr 1981
Marriage*Marriage: Howard Taft Cash married Lillian Mortensen on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB.

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
Last Edited26 Jul 2000
Birth*Kenneth Ray Chandler was born on 26 January 1933 at Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
BaptismBaptisim: Kenneth Ray Chandler was baptized on 19 March 1933 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, sponsors: m/m George Petersegen. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Kenneth Ray Chandler was confirmed on 5 June 1949 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 504-30-9418; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
Death*Death: Kenneth Ray Chandler 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
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Birth*Ray Chandler was born on 18 July 1899 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB; Church marriage record has 18 Jul 1900 as birth date. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Ray Chandler was confirmed Good Friday 1923 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Ray Chandler married Dena Gronewold, daughter of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms, on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageRay 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, United StatesB.
(Witness) BaptismRay Chandler witnessed the baptism of Betty Ann Gronewold on 5 May 1929 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Census*Census: Ray Chandler and Dena Gronewold appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 504-42-1061; issued 1956 at SD, United StatesB
Death*Death: Ray Chandler died on 20 February 1983 at Henry, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 83. 

Family

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

Tom Chandler

M, #14301
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Marriage*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*Alvah Martin Christopherson was born on 6 March 1913. 
Marriage*Marriage: Alvah Martin Christopherson married Margaret Louise Freyborg
SSN*His Social Security Number was 504-01-9373; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
Death*Death: Alvah Martin Christopherson died on 11 February 1989 at Brookings, Brookings Co, SD, United StatesB, 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
Last Edited8 Feb 2015
Birth*Clarence Wayne Church was born on 27 January 1933. 
Marriage*Marriage: Clarence Wayne Church married Bonnie Marie Bailey, daughter of Arthur Andrew Bailey and Lena Gronewold, on 30 January 1953. 
Divorce*Divorce: Clarence Wayne Church and Bonnie Marie Bailey were divorced on 17 November 1977 at Dallas Co, TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Clarence 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. 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*Annie Classen was born in February 1888 at IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Annie Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Annie Classen appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB; 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. 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*Carley Classen was born in January 1887 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Carley Classen died between 1900 and 1910. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: Carley Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

Charles Classen

M, #14276, b. 15 October 1858, d. 3 April 1923
Last Edited10 Apr 2019
Birth*Charles Classen was born on 15 October 1858 at Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Charles Classen married Anna Lottman, daughter of Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen, on 2 September 1883 at Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, License# 4067, Vol. B, Pg. 121. 
Divorce*Divorce: Charles Classen and Anna Lottman were divorced between 1900 and 1910. 
Census*Census: Charles Classen and Anna Lottman appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Charles Classen appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Charles Classen died on 3 April 1923 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 64. 
Burial*Burial: Charles Classen was buried in 1923 at Danforth Cemetery, Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Anna Lottman b. 27 Dec 1863, d. 17 Sep 1937
Marriage*Marriage: Charles Classen married Anna Lottman, daughter of Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen, on 2 September 1883 at Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, License# 4067, Vol. B, Pg. 121. 
Divorce*Divorce: Charles Classen and Anna Lottman were divorced between 1900 and 1910. 
Children

Dorothy Augusta 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 Edited20 Feb 2021
Birth*Dorothy Augusta Classen was born in July 1919 at Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Dorothy Augusta Classen appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 in the household of Herman Classen and Lillian (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Dorothy Augusta Classen appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 in the household of Herman Classen and Lillian (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name Her married name was Urish. 
Marriage*Marriage: Dorothy Augusta Classen married Everett Elmore Urish

Family

Everett Elmore Urish

Edwin Classen

M, #22368, b. 13 November 1898
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 Edited24 Jun 2019
Birth*Edwin Classen was born on 13 November 1898 at IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Edwin Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Edwin Classen appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB; 2 of the 8 children had died between 1900 and 1910. 
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Edwin Classen registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1918 in Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, Described as medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: Edwin Classen appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Edwin Classen married Emma H Wiegand in 1923. 
Occupation*Occupation: Edwin Classen was Dentist on 14 April 1930 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Edwin Classen and Emma H Wiegand appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Emma H Wiegand b. Mar 1899
Marriage*Marriage: Edwin Classen married Emma H Wiegand in 1923. 
Child

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*Gladys Classen was born in December 1919 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Gladys Classen appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 in the household of William Classen and Emma E (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Gladys Classen appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 in the household of William Classen and Emma E (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

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*Harold A Classen was born on 15 August 1921 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Harold A Classen appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 in the household of Herman Classen and Lillian (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
WW2 Enlist*Harold A Classen enlisted for WW2 on 29 October 1942 in Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 398-38-6971; issued between 1957 and 1958 at WI, United StatesB
Death*Death: Harold A Classen died on 29 March 1989 at La Crosse, La Crosse Co, WI, United StatesB, at age 67. 

Henry Classen

M, #22362, b. October 1884, d. 1905
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 Edited24 Nov 2013
Birth*Henry Classen was born in October 1884 at IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Henry Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Burial*Burial: Henry Classen was buried in 1905 at Danforth Cemetery, Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Henry Classen died in 1905 at Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

Herman Classen

M, #22361, b. 29 December 1883
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*Herman Classen was born on 29 December 1883 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Herman Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Herman Classen married Lillian (?) circa 1914. 
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Herman Classen registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1918 in Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, Bank Clerk for First National Bank. Described as: medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair.
Occupation*Occupation: Herman Classen was Bookkeeper at a bank on 3 January 1920 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Herman Classen and Lillian (?) appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Herman Classen and Lillian (?) appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

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

Janice Claire Classen

F, #42413, b. 7 October 1931, d. 28 October 2003
FatherEdwin Classen b. 13 Nov 1898
MotherEmma H Wiegand b. Mar 1899
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Jun 2019
Birth*Janice Claire Classen was born on 7 October 1931 at Morris, Grundy Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name Her married name was Telfer. 
Death*Death: Janice Claire Classen died on 28 October 2003 at Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO, United StatesB, at age 72. 

Family

Child

Leona Classen

F, #22367, b. October 1896
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
Married Name Her married name was Brennan. 
Marriage*Marriage: Leona Classen married J L Brennan
Birth*Leona Classen was born in October 1896 at IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Leona Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Leona Classen appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB; 2 of the 8 children had died between 1900 and 1910. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: Leona Classen appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

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*Mildred Classen was born in 1911 at IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Mildred Classen appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 in the household of William Classen and Emma E (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Mildred Classen appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 in the household of William Classen and Emma E (?) at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

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*Tillie Classen was born in January 1889 at IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Tillie Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Tillie Classen appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB; 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*William Classen was born on 20 January 1887 at Danforth, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: William Classen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman at Danforth Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: William Classen married Emma E (?) in 1909. 
Census*Census: William Classen and Emma E (?) appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Crescent City, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: William Classen registered for the draft of WWI on 1917 or 1918 in Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB.
Occupation*Occupation: William Classen was Salesman for Standard Oil on 10 January 1920 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: William Classen and Emma E (?) appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
OccupationOccupation: William Classen was Insurance Agent on 12 April 1930 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: William Classen and Emma E (?) appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 359-32-8905; issued between 1956 and 1958 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: William Classen died in August 1967 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 80. 

Family

Emma E (?) b. 1887
Marriage*Marriage: William Classen married Emma E (?) in 1909. 
Children

Adam Clausen

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

Family

Jane (?) b. 1824
Child

Bonnie Jean Clausen

F, #44729, b. 16 September 1927, d. 12 January 2015
FatherReiner Clausen b. Jul 1894, d. Oct 1981
MotherAnna Sweety b. 2 Jan 1903, d. Mar 1981
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited22 Sep 2020
Birth*Bonnie Jean Clausen was born on 16 September 1927 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Bonnie Jean Clausen died on 12 January 2015 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 87. 

Henry Clausen

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

Family

Johanna (Hannah) Hartwig b. 18 Nov 1868
Children