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Index to the probate records of the County of Worcester, Massachusette
from July 12, 1731 to July 1, 1881. Series A, Volume 1, page 673.

Byram Harvey buried, Worcester County, MA Following from Plymouth County, MA
Source: records by Roger Hervey, Sept,1988

1803 Purchased property from David; Bridgeport, Book 96, pages 172-173
1810 Purchased property from Nathan; Bridgport, Book 112, page 217
Source:Harvey, Byrum MA , Plymouth Co. , Census of 1810, South Parish pg 075
Source:Harvey, Byran MA Worcester Co. , 1830 Federal Census,New Braintree pg 550
Source:Byram does not appear in the 1840 census.
ACTS AND LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.; BOSTON: Printed By YOUNG & MINNS, Printers To The Honorable The General Court Of The Commonwealth.;1898. page 791

1803. -Chapter 155

Sect. 1st. Be it enacted by the Senate & House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, that Daniel Lothrop, George How- Perrons incorard, James Perkins, Jesse Howard, Nehemiah Howard, p Daniel Snow, Barnabas Dunbar, Zephaniah Lothrop, James Howard jr., Josiah Lothrop jr., Mark Lothrop, Benjamin Alger, Jonathan Lothrop, Israel Alger, Joseph Alger, Calvin Howard, Barnabas Howard, Nehemiah Howard, Isaac Hartwell, Willis Alger, Nathan Alger, Alpheus Leach, Nathan Alger 2d., Jesse Howard jr., Lloyd Howard, Ebenezer Alger, Cyrus Snow, Nathan Harvey, Oliver Harvey, Daniel Alger, Job Randall, Wm. Basset, Byram Harvey, Rufus Perkins, Thomas Leach, Barnum Hill, Silas Andrews, Nathaniel Ames, and Ephraim Willis members of a religious Society, together with their polls & Estates, be and they are hereby incor- corporate porated, by the name of The First Baptist Society in name Bridgwater, with all the powers, priviledges, and immunities to which Parishes are entitled, by the Constitution and Laws of this Commonwealth.180 3. -Chapter 155. 
Harvey, Byram (I3606)

Index to the probate records of the County of Worcester, Massachusetts
from July 12, 1731 to July 1, 1881. Series A, Volume 1, page 673.

Page 340-342

Parnel Hervey

In the name of God Amen. I Parnel Hervey of New Braintree in the County of Worcester, widow, being of sound disposing mind and memory and realizing the uncertainty of life and the propriety of having my worldly affairs settled do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. Principally and first of all I commend my soul to God who gave it, hoping for Mercy through the merits[?] of my Redeemer. My body I commend to the Earth to receive a decent Christian burial and I dispose of the property with which God has blessed me in this life in the following manner to wit;

In the first place I give and bequeath to my Daughters Martha Howland, Sally Tallman and Parnel Wetherell all my household furniture and clothing to be equally divided between them.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my Daughters Martha Howland and Parnel Wetherell one hundred dollars to each of them; and if my daughter Sally Tallman shall not be living at the time of my demise, her share of the farmhouse as above named, as to be equally divided between my two other daughters above named.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my sons Charles M. Hervey, James K. Hervey, Calvin Hervey, Willard Hervey, Henry Hervey and Byram H. Hervey all the residue of my property both real and personal wherever it may be found to be equally divided between them after the above. L_____ my debts and incidental expenses are paid and a suitable piece of grave stone erected at my grave.

Finally, I hereby constitute and appoint Samuel Mixter(?) Esquire of New Braintree, Executor of my last will and testament; hereby revoking all other and former wills by me made.

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- six(?)

Parnel Hervey [seal]

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Parnel Hervey to be the last will and testament in presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other hereunto fix our names as witnesses.

Elijah C. Thrasher
Clarissa H. Mixter
Harriet Greene

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester Co. At a Court of Probate holden at Barre on the eighteenth day of October A.D. 1850.
The instrument here to annexed(?) having been presented for probate as the last will and testament of Parnel Hervey late of New Braintree in said County, deceased and it being mad to appear that due notice has been given to all persons interested, and no objections being made to the probate of the same and it being also made evident by the death of Clarissa H. Mixter, one of the witnesses hereto, that said instrument was legally executed, and that said testatrix was at the time of the execution of the same of full age and of sound mind. I now adjudge that said instrument is proved and decree that the same be approved and allowed as the last will and testament of said deceased.

Theo __________ Judge of Probate 
Keith, Parnell (I3610)

Index to the probate records of the County of Worcester, Massachusetts from July 12, 1731 to July 1, 1881. Series A, Volume 1, page 673.
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Willard Harvey buried: Buelah Cemetery, Lagrange Co., Indiana "AGE 72Y, 6M, 11D" (on tombstone).
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WILLARD Hervey was born in Bridgewater, MA, June 10, 1815, and when seventeen years old began an apprenticeship of eighteen months in making custom-made shoes, and followed that industry for seven years. His parents, Byron and Parnell Hervey, were natives of Massachusetts, and Died in Worcester County. Willard Hervey, while in Oneida County, N.Y., was Married December 3, 1835, to Miss Louisa B. Crosby, a native of Massachusetts. Her parents were Simeon and Sarah S. Crosby. Her father died in New York and her mother in this township [Clearspring]. After a short residence in Utica County, N.Y., Mr. Hervey and wife came to Indiana, remaining two months in Steuben County; then came to this township, where he entered 120 acres of land, upon which he built a log cabin and located in 1837. Eighty acres of land are under cultivation. Mr. Hervey has held several township offices; served for four years as Justice of the Peace, and for eight years as Postmaster at Ringgold - the later office is now abandoned. October 23, 1839, Mr. Hervey's wife died, and he was married to her sister, Sabrina C. Crosby, a native of Massachusetts, December 22, 1839. The are members of the M. P. Church. By his first wife Mr. Hervey has two children - Parnell, deceased; and Louisa B. The other children are Lucelia, Lutherera C., Laura B., Lovilla R., Bashby F. deceased, Henry H., Calista A., and Lois (deceased)
Source: "History of LaGrange and Noble Counties Indiana" by F.A.Battey & Co.., - Clearspring Township, Page 381
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Willard Harvey came in this year, at first to the home of Simeon Crosby, whose daughter he married in 1839
Census, 1850 Clearspring Twp., LaGrange Co., Indiana
Willard Hervey 25 M Farmer Massachusetts
Sabrina Hervey 26 F Massachusetts
Louisa Hervey 10 F Indiana
Lucelia D 9 F Indiana
Lutherie C 8 F Indiana
Laura B. 6 F Indiana
Lovilla R. 4 F Indiana
Bashba 2 F Indiana
Henry H. 8/12 M Indiana
Census, 1870 Clearspring Twp., LaGrnge Co., Indiana
Hervey, Willard 54 M W Farmer Massachusetts
Sabrina 56 F W Keeping House Massachusetts
Henry 20 M W Farm Laborer Indiana
Lucia 17 F W Keeping House Indiana

1880 Indiana Census, Lagrange County, Clear Spring Township
Page 4, lines 3-6, Dwelling 32, household 33
Hervy, Willard; W M 64, Farmer; MA MA Mass
----, Sabrina C; W F 66, Wife, Keeping house; Mass, Connect., MA
----, Charly, W M 12, Grandson; Indiana, Indiana, Indiana
Mann, Charles; W M 20, Farm hand; Ohio, New York, Ohio

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Hervey, Willard (I3617)

Individual note: "She was born in Easton, Mass.Her mother died when
she was five years old. Asa Kimball, is her only full brother. All
the rest were her half brothers and sisters, whom she knew but little
about, though several settled in the central part of the state--in
Brookfield, Enfield, Belcherton, etc."Letter to Elizabeth from Ella
Torrey, 3 Apr. 1917. Individual source: Hardwick, MA Vital
Records, pp. 22, 150, 201. History of Kimball Family, 1:394. History
of Hardwick, pp. 342, 343. History of Easton, MA 
Kimball, Samuel (7) (I3852)

infant twin of Mary Hess 
Hess, Josephine (I402)

Information from "The Great Migration Begins" (see source):Constant Southworth was admitted to Plymouth Colony as a freeman on 2 Jan 1637/38. He migrated to this country in 1628. He held many offices including Deputy (from Plymouth), 7 March 1653/4, 3 oct. 1659; colony treasurer, 7 June 1659- 3 June 1668;committee to supply towns and soldiers, 6 June 1654; committee to survey lands and settle ways,committee to oversee the building of a house of correction, committee to oversee the purchase of lands from Indians.

" On 6 October 1636 land was granted to Mr. William Bradford "for Constant and Thomas Southward, the land now in occupation of George Sowle' "

From Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England: Southworth, Constant, Plymouth, s. of Constant, or Thomas, b. 1615, was not brot. in the Ann 1623, by his wid. mo. when she came to m. Gov. Bradford, but came, it is presum. in 1628, whas made freem. of the colony and m. 2 Nov 1637, Eliz. d. of William Collier, resid. in Duxbury, was rep. in 1647 and 22 yrs. following and on the death of his brother Capt. Thomas, was chosen an Assist. till his own death 11 Mar. 1679, and once was a Commiss. for the United Colonies. (Although this source mentions the father of Constant as Thomas or Constant, all other sources I have seen have his father as Edward including the LDS Ancestral File which cites numerous contributers.) (Information provided by Kath Johnson,, April 2000) 
Southworth, Constant (I2900)
1507 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3353)
1508 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3341)

Isaac Jacob Van Bibber was instrumental in the settlement of
Germantown, PA. in 1683. He appears to have come to the settlement
about 1684 and his father and brother Matthias came about three years
The Van Bibber family that was the first to settle in the New World
was the family of Isaacs Jacob Van Bibber who came to Philadelphia in
1687. He came to America to prepare the way for his parents and the
rest of the family that would soon follow. The Van Bibbers were
residents of Krefeld (now Germany) and had been persecuted in Europe
because they were followers of Menno Simons. Other Mennonites from
Krefeld had come to Philadelphia in 1684 at the invitation of William
Penn including Herman op den Graff, who was the husband of two of the
sisters of Isaacs Jacob. Isaacs Jacob Van Bibber moved to Germantown
(now a suburb of Philadelphia) and was engaged in commerce.
It was not long before the rest of the family immigrated to Germantown
and resided there and in Philadelphia until moving to Cecil County
Maryland. While in Germantown the family got involved in a religious
dispute and perhaps that is what caused the migration to Maryland. 
Van Bibber, Isaac Jacob (I1046)

Israel Alger died before 1726 leaving a large estate, married Patience daughter of Nathaniel, granddaughter of Thomas, her uncle was the Honorable Thomas Hayward JR. She died
bef 1730 
Alger, Israel (I2913)

Israel and Deliverance named for mother's brother and sister 
Packard, Elizabeth (I2439)

It is possible that Maria Sinsenich may have been a step mother to
Johannes Sr. 
Rings, Sr. Johannes (I2099)

Jacob Isaac and Christina Van Bibber are buried in the floor of St.
Stephen's Church in Earlsville, Maryland 
Van Bibber, Jacob Isaac (I1049)

Jacob Mitchell was a Blacksmith. 
Mitchell, Jacob (I1325)

Jacob was from Battenberg, Germany.


Source: Hege, Christian. "Altleiningen/Pfalz Mennonitengemeinden (Altleiningen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 02 December 2011.

"Near Altleiningen in the village of Höningen services were also held. In 1811 a trim, friendly little church was built in Altleiningen; the beautiful stone pillars of the entry, of real artistic merit, were said to have come from the old monastery at Höningen. Now the church met every Sunday in its own building. There were about 120 baptized members. For a long time Johannes Goebel of Hertlingshausen, a patriarch of the congregation, and J. Hertzler of Stauf, served them as preachers. Also Johannes Stauffer of Friedelsheim and Jakob Rings of Battenberg were mentioned as preachers."


Source: The Mennonite Quaterly Review, Biographical Dictionary 17th, 18th, and 19th century European Mennonite church leaders,

"Rings, Jacob: Prediger at Altleiningen (Pfalz), 1845 - fl.1857; from Battenberg; [NV1857]"

fl. [flourished] = was active in office at this time 
Rings, Jakob (I2103)

James Clinton Stoner
1880 census: At Mancelona, 21, son of Caroline A., farmer, born Ind.

Mancelona Herald of 3-12-1885:
Married at the residence of the bride's father in Custer on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 1885, by Rev. J. C. Ambrose, Mr. J. C. Stoner and Miss Sarah Swan, both of Custer.

Antrim County Vital Records:
On 3-3-1885 at Custer, James Clinton Stoner, 25, farmer from Custer, born - married Sarah Swan, 22, of Custer, born -. Rev. J. C. Ambrose with Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Swan and Thomas Niles of Custer as witnesses. 
Stoner, James Clinton (I18258)

James Holloway had three daughters from a previous marrage. 
Holloway, James Cleveland (I653)

James move out west. He is reported to have 1 daughter and 7 sons. 
Greenlee, James (I971)

Jane came to America with her mother on the Anne in 1623. (Her father
had arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.) 
Cooke, Jane (I2312)

John Arnold Byram, BYRAMS IN AMERICA: 1988
PARENT:Dea John Whitman
Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers,Volume 4, Ore,
Arethusa, tuo Siculis confunditur undis. ,page 525:
THOMAS, Weymouth, eldest s. of John the first, b. in Eng. a. 1629,
perhaps no brot. by his f. but left at home to foll. with mo. and
other ch. as fam. tradit. tells, freem. 1653, m. 22 Nov. 1656,
Abigail, d. of Nicholas Byram, had s. John, b. 5 Sept. 1658; Ebenezer;
and Nicholas, as, from his will of 1711, we find also ds. Susanna, w.
of Benjamin Willis; Mary, w. of Seth Leach; Naomi, w. of William Snow;
and Hannah, then unm.; but no date of b. for more than one of the
seven is found; perhaps bec. he sold his est. at Weymouth, and rem. to
Bridgewater bef. the b. of sec. ch. and he d. 1712.
Other children mentioned in the Boston Records for Weymouth Marriages
are Mary Whitman w. m. Micaeth Pratt. Eliz w. married Joseph Green.
"Weymouth Marriages: Thomas son to Ensigne Whitman and Abigail
Daughter of Nicholas Biron marryed by Capt William Torrey 27:9:56.
John Prat, sonne of Micaeth & Mary daughter of Ensigne Whitman (would
seem to have been in 1656). William Chard & Eliz Daughter of Micaeth
Prat. Joseph Greene & Eliz Daughter ofEnsigne LWhitman marryed p Capt
Torrey 3 mo:57.
THe will of Thomas Whitman of Bridgewater dated 12 JAN 1711 names
daughter Naomy Snow. 
Whitman, Thomas (I227)

John Arnold Byram, BYRAMS IN AMERICA: 1988
Thoams and Abigail (Byram) Whitman went from Weymouth to Bridgewater,
MA and lived on a farm known as "Whitman's Neck." 
Byram, Abigail (I221)

John built the first grist mill in North Bridgewater, says Kingman. After John's death Lydia and their son, Abel moved to Cummington, MA. Children are all on vital records Bridgewater.[gpackard.ged]

John built the first grist mill in North Bridgewater, says Kingman. After John's death Lydia and their son, Abel moved to Cummington, MA. Children are all on vital records Bridgewater. 
Packard, John (I2887)

John came from England to Duxbury, Massachusetts at age 15. 
Howard, James (I4019)

JOHN FOBES, by tradition, son of Rev. John Forbes; born in Scotland soon after 1600; grew up in Holland, it is said, where he acquired a soft accent resulting in the recording of the name as Vobes, or Ffobes & finally FOBES; one of fifteen young men who landed in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA, in 1636; indentured to Isaac Allerton, richest man in Plymouth Colony, to pay for passage; in 1637 was known to be at Powder point, also at Green Harbor; granted land at Powder Point, built a home and lived there five years; a tailor by trade; married before Bridgewater, Constant Mitchell, (daughter of Thomas Mitchell and Margaret Vochin), who was born in Leyden, Holland, (after the birth in 1609 of an older brother Experience Mitchell who came to America on 3rd ship, the ANN, in 1623); he appears in list of men able to bear arms 1643; became an original proprietor in 1645 of Bridgewater, MA; made a "freeman" with voting rights in 1645 (indicating he was not originally a member of the English Puritan Church); a man of standing and local influence; Constable in 1651 and a juror in 1659; he died 1660; his wife married second in 1662, John Briggs 1609-1690, of Portsmouth, R I., Commissioner to R I Court 1654-56, 59, 61-63, when she was about 45-50 years old.

The name FOBES is thus an AMERICAN name and one can expect that all who bear the name are descended from the above immigrant ancestor John.

(Copied From The Fobes Family in America the Descendants of John Fobes, Author: Lawrence Fobes:
Call Number: CS71.F62x:Descendants of John Fobes, an immigrant in 1636 to Duxbury, MA Very interesting facts about family and towns. Includes over 3000 names. ) 
Forbes, COLONEL John (I32)

John Howard, with his brother James, came from England and settled in
Duxbury; he was among those able to bear arms there in 1643. James, it
is said, went to Bermuda, and John came to W. B., and was one of the
proprietors and original settlers in the town a. 1651; was young when
he came over, and it is said, lived in Capt. Miles Standish's family;
was a man of much influence in the new plantation; one of the first
military officers in Bridgewater; took the oath of fidelity here 1657;
his descendants still own and live on the place where he first
settled; he always wrote his name Haward, and so did all his
descendants till after 1700, and the early town records are
conformable to this spelling; but for the last century it has been
invariably written Howard. It is remarkable that the two names of
Hayward and Haward, which have always been known as distinct families,
were uniformly pronounced alike, Howard. They were perhaps the same
originally, and both Hayward; but, in writing, John omitted the Y.
There was supposed to have been some connection between the families,
but perhaps it arose altogether from intermarriage, as John m. Martha
, D. of Thos. Hayward, and was a younger man even that Thomas Hayward,
Jr.--He d. about 1700.--He had John, James, Jonathan, Elizabeth,
Sarah, Bethiah, Ephraim.--Elizabeth m. Edward Fobes.--Sarah m.
Zaccheus Packard.--Bethiah m. Henry Kingman.--He was licensed to keep
an Ordinary or Tavern as early as 1670, and it is remarkable that a
public house has been kept there by his descendants ever since till
within a few years.

,, p. 147. Immigrant ancestor to Duxbury, MA,prior to 1643, later moving to Bridgewater. 
Howard, John (I4543)

John was a partner with Chris, his brother, as a homesteader in WA. 
Oldenburg, John (I412)

John was born in Maryland and as a young boy moved to Illinois with his parents and brothers. He spent his boyhood and youth in the county. In the census of 1860 he was listed as age seventeen. At the out-break of the civil war he joined the union army august 8, 1862. He enlisted in company I, 96th Illinois infantry and was assigned to the army of the Cumberland. He participated in the battle of Chickamauga, where he was seriously wounded in the left shoulder. As a result of this injury he was confined about one year in the hospitals in Chattanooga and Nashville. While lying helpless, on the field he was captured by the confederates, but two weeks later was paroled and taken in charge by the union forces. After his hospital stay, he returned to patrol duty and remained with his regiment, until after the close of the war, receiving his honorable discharge may 25, 1865.

Upon leaving the army he returned to his home and begin farming. His property was in Hanover township of 160 acres on section 14. In 1868, he married Jane Caroline Young, the daughter of Robert and Jane Carlisle young who were natives of Ireland. There were eight children born to this union. They were Ellen (Nellie), john Wesley, Mary J. (Minnie), Anna Belle, Cora a., Theresa (Tressie), Frances, and
Benjamin. On august 13, 1903, john and his wife were crossing the Mississippi river between Hanover and Bellevue, Iowa townships, with a team of horses, when the bridge collapsed. John could swim, but his wife could not. She was rescued by a friend named John Rodden, but john lost his life. One of the theories was that he was kicked in the head by one of the horses. After John's death Jane lived with her
Daughter Tressie. John and his wife, Jane, are buried in the Hanover cemetery in Illinois. 
Fablinger, John (I17976)

John Washburn III donated the land for the old cemetery in
Bridgewater, and Rebecca (Lapham) Washburn's tombstone still stands in
this cemetery. 
Lapham, Rebecca (I2340)

John Washburn Jr. came to Boston with his mother and brother in
"midsummer" 1635 on the Elizabeth and Anne.
John Jr. participated in the campaign against the Narragansett Indians
in August 1645.
John Jr. and Elizabeth were among the original settlers in
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony. Six of the seven sons of John Jr. and
Elizabeth left children, and many Washburns in America are descended
from one of these six sons. Their daughters also left many
descendants, and former President George Bush is a descendant of Mary
(Washburn) Kingsley. 
Washburn, Jr. John (I2314)

Joseph Snow Jr. of Bridgewater sold to Capt. John Field 2/3 purchase
right in the 7 great shares in Bridgewater and 1/3 of the 32nd lot on
the Buckhill Plain which fell to Joseph Alden dec. and 9 acres in
Snells Meadow part of lot of Joseph Edson dec. signed 28 May 1726,
ack. 20 March 1726(/27).
Joseph Snow of Easton, yeoman, sold to Jacob Allin land in Bridgewater
21 April 1728, ack. 4 July 1734.
Joseph Snow was a Selectman of Easton in 1729 and moved to Providence
RI before 16 March 1737/8 when as Deacon Joseph Snow of Providence,
yeoman, he sold land in Bridge-water. On 14 Oct. 1743 he was elected
to the office of ruling elder of the Beneficient Congregational
The will of Joseph Snow of Providence, Esq. dated 12 Jan. 1765, sworn
7 Aug. 1773, names wife Elizabeth; "Grand-children whom my oldest
daughter Elizabeth Deen, late of Providence, deceased left: Sibble
Deen and Elizabeth Deen"; 3 sons Joseph, Daniel and James Snow,
executors and to have land in this government and in MA Bay.
On 1 April 1774 Joseph Snow, Daniel Snow and James Snow all of
Providence, yeomen, sold to Daniel Snow, gentleman of Bridgewater. all
their purchase rights in Taunton No. Pur-chase which descended to them
from their father Joseph Snow of Providence, dec'd.
On 5 July 1774 Joseph Snow, clerk, and wife Rebecca; Daniel Snow,
gent., and wife Sarah; James Snow, housewright, and wife Hannah, all
of Providence, sold the homestead of Joseph Snow dec. to Silas Talbot
of Providence, reserving the dower right of his widow. 
Snow, Joseph (I1608)

Joseph was a blacksmith. 
Washburn, Joseph (I2347)

Leo and Mary were twins

The Galena Gazette, 716 S. Bench St., Galena , IL 61036, 815.777.0019

Leo A. Oldenburg

GALENA, Ill.--Leo A Oldenburg, 88 of Galena, Ill., died Monday, December 27, 2010 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1921 in Galena, the son of Albert and Helena (Schnere) Oldenburg. He married Rose Manz on May 26, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena.
He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from Galena High School in 1940. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church all of his life. Leo worked at the Savanna (Illinois) Army Depot after high school graduation then joined the United States Army Air Corp in 1943, where he reached the rank of Captain and was a bombardier on the B-17 bomber during World War II in Europe. After the war, he returned to Galena where he began a grocery store business in East Galena and in 1959 opened Leo's Super Valu supermarket until he retired in 1980. Leo was also one of the founding board members of the Galena State Bank and Trust Co. in 1967 where he served as the chairman of the board from 1973 to 2003 and retired from that board in 2010. Leo was a very active member of his community and his church. He served as president or chairman of the Galena Chamber of Commerce, Galena Foundation, Tri-County Easter Seal Committee, The Galena-Stauss Hospital, Galena Historical Society, St. Mary's Parish Council, St. Mary's Cemetery Board, and the Diocese of Rockford Stewardship Committee. He was also a member of the Diocese of Rockford Finance Council, St. Mary's Finance Council, Galena Moose Lodge, Galena Community Development Fund, Jo Daviess County Housing Authority, Galena Elks Lodge, Galena Eagles Lodge, Galena VFW, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and the Galena City Council.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose; three children, David and Margaret (Piquett) Oldenburg and Mary (Oldenburg) and Gary Jobgen, both of Galena, and Mark and Ann (Feeley) Oldenburg of Rochester, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Matthew Oldenburg, Jennifer (Wyatt) Anderson, Paul (Amy) Oldenburg, Eric (Emily) Oldenburg, Angela (Mike) Kueny, Joseph Oldenburg, Martha Oldenburg, Emily Jobgen and Christina Jobgen; four great- grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, Shelly and Michael Jobgen; four sisters, Antionette Staggs of Lebanon, Ore., Imelda Olech of Wheeling, Ill., and Mary Wienen and Dorie Virtue, both of Galena; one brother, Francis (Dorothy) Oldenburg of Galena; and two sisters-in-law, Marie Oldenburg of Galena and Rose Oldenburg of Aurora, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert, Ambrose and Albert Raymond Oldenburg; and one sister, Gladys Green.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where the rosary will be recited at 3 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 30, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena, with the Rev. Christopher Kuhn officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Galena.
The family would like to thank Dr Bernard, Dr Vandigo and the entire staff of Midwest Medical Center for their tremendous service and support. 
Oldenburg, Leo Anthony (I333)

Letter from Barbara Strohm née Schowalter from the Weierhof after crossing on the ship Mercury from the USA in 1953 [sic]
Cleveland, Ohio, 9 June 1853
(Letter arrived on July 11, 1853)
Dear brother, brother-in-law, and sisters-in-law,

The great grace of Jesus, the love of God, and the comforting fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all now and evermore. Amen.
Now, dear loved ones, you probably know from Leisie's and Risser's letters how our trip to Le Havre went. But then our misery began. Our Eliese suddenly took sick in the evening. She began to vomit and had a burning fever, so we sent for the doctor first thing in the morning. But he didn't arrive until almost noon, because he had ridden into the city, and Madam Bauer couldn't refer us to anyone else; she said he was the first one in the city. When the doctor saw Eliese, he shook his head. He couldn't speak German. Madam Bauer acted as interpreter. She made every effort for the child's sake, and she wouldn't take anything from me in payment. She took care of everything herself. The child received a medication for vomiting, saltwater compresses on her head, had to drink raspberry juice mixed with saltwater, then she was given a powder. The vomiting should have stopped several hours earlier, but she kept on vomiting nothing but gall. She could no longer keep juice and water down - everything came right back up.

We had just told the doctor that he should come back the next morning, which he did, and he found her somewhat better then. But again he prescribed something for vomiting and a mustard plaster to lay on her stomach, and we were to continue with the compresses on her head. The doctor's visits and the drugs cost us 11 francs. Now, dears, you can imagine how I felt the next day, the 28th, when we were supposed to board the ship, which we did, with such a sick child. Eliese's illness had affected me so that I also took sick in Le Havre, and then we boarded the ship. We had hardly been on the ship a half hour - it was still long before departure time - when I had to throw up. About two hours later, the ship departed, and by evening many people were seasick.

Our father, Bawett, and Anna weren't the least bit seasick. Katherine and Marie were fine again after one good vomit. But then Eliese got seasick on top of everything and was very sick for 8 to 10 days. Then she got better, thank God. Unfortunately I was so sick when we were at sea and was so weak the first 14 days that it took two people to lead me to the sundeck, where I stayed all day, because I could enjoy the healthy air there. Then in the last 14 days, I caught what I am firmly convinced was brain fever, because I had already had this twice, so I recognized it. The pain usually began at about 6 o'clock in the morning and kept building until about 1 in the afternoon, then it would gradually subside again. The pain increased for 6 or 7 days and got almost unbearable. I could no longer feel anything on my head, and then the pain gradually diminished over the same number of days. Now I want to tell you what my meals were as long as we were on the ship. On the 8th day, David Risser brought me a little wine soup. That was the first thing I was able to enjoy. I was always thirsty but had no appetite for food and couldn't eat anything on the whole voyage but 5 or 6 spoonfuls of soup at the most and a little hard bread with cheese, but that was dark bread-that was the nicest.

Rissers gave me something, and then we also had bakers near us who helped us out. They still had a lot left when we arrived in New York and it wasn't the least bit moldy. Zwieback I couldn't try, meat I couldn't even look at, and so forth.

Now I want to tell you more about our sea life. We and Vochtens had merged our households. The three men-Vogt, Dettweiler, and Nicolaus-and Vogt's girl cooked, and everyone complained vehemently. The cooking was the only thing that everyone complained about. The kitchen was much too small for so many people, and there was no cooking hearth, so the smoke was almost suffocating. There was often fighting as well, but it was insignificant. We were very satisfied with our ship's crew, the captain, the two helmsmen, and especially the ship's carpenter were very reasonable, once they got to know their people. The sailors also gave us nothing to complain about. They were all very friendly and not coarse. From what I heard, there were 535 people on our ship, and none of them died except an 89-year-old woman. Other than seasickness, there were no illnesses, and no one gave birth. If anyone misbehaved, the captain had them tied up with cords on the sun deck until they were good again, but that happened only twice.
We had no storms. Our crew and also several passengers who had made the trip several times-especially a family from Saarbrücken who was making the trip now for the third time-they could tell of storms where the good Lord kept his distance, and of all kinds of other misfortunes, so we owe the Lord a great debt of gratitude.

We had very strong wind once with a thunderstorm, but in a few hours everything was over, and then there was one time at midnight. These two times were enough storm for us. The tied-down crates flew out of place just as if they had not been tied down, and the waves crashed in so that the whole ship trembled. So there were many scares, and also the upper piece of the center spar, about 10 to 12 feet, broke off and made such a racket that everyone was startled. But this too was soon put back in order. We also had several days of fog, and bells began to ring, so that everyone put their heads together and the word went around in the steerage: Fire! Fire! But this ringing was only a signal, so that if another ship came close, they would not collide. So there was a lot to be endured on such a lamentable trip, and there were many occasions for prayer. On such a trip, you certainly get to know the Lord if you don't know him well enough already. He certainly won't abandon us, if we don't abandon him.

My dears, as you can well imagine, among so many people, you get to know the views of many of them. I often thought, How can the good Lord look on this way? Well, maybe he heard my prayer as well as those of many others. On the first day of Pentecost we also had a worship service on our ship. There was a certain Madame Sauerchuhl from Karlsruhe with us who had organized events in addition. She had brought all the chairs from the first-class staterooms up onto the sun deck, where very few passengers other than stateroom passengers were allowed - and never us. First, several verses were sung, and then my dear husband had to read the Pentecost prayer from our Sollenkofer prayer book. Then a few more verses were sung, and then someone else read a sermon. It was cold most of the time, so cold that you could hardly stand it on the sun dick, but just two days before Pentecost it was very warm.

Our ship's carpenter told us that he had been making this trip for 5 years, but never without stormy weather and without fighting and quarreling, like this time. We too are heartily satisfied with our sea voyage, and we have much to thank the Lord for. And so, with God's help, we arrived in the harbor on the 32nd day at 10 o'clock in the morning.

It was only 32 days, but the longing, the yearning, and the sight I cannot begin to describe to you. It was on May 30, and on June 1 we departed from New York. From there we had booked a trip to Cleveland, which cost 4 dollars and 75 cents per person, plus one dollar and 75 cents for each 100 pounds of excess baggage.

We traveled the first three nights by railroad and the fourth, from Buffalo to here, on a steamer; thus we arrived safely in Cleveland on Sunday, June 5. Brother Daniel was not at home. He had gone to Buffalo Friday on business and then at the same time he was visiting the Pfrimmerhöfers, and he didn't return home until Tuesday. On Friday, June 10, we wanted to leave here again, but our plans were thwarted. On Thursday our Anna took very sick. She developed a terrible fever, head and body aches, and vomiting, so that today, Sunday, we still don't know what is going to happen.

My brother's brother-in-law, Jacob Leisy, treated Anna. He is a general practitioner here in the city and takes his meals at my brother's home. He hasn't said yet what kind of illness it is.

A lot of friends and acquaintances live here, but I haven't gone anywhere yet except to Burger Leisy's, where I liked it very much. If they can sell for a good price, they are also moving to Iowa. Their Anna was married a few weeks ago to a nice young man from Prussia who was already in Iowa. He liked it there very much. Also my brother and his family are thinking of moving to Iowa soon. So far, I like America very much, especially the beautiful wood houses. You don't have to build a stone one.

We also had a German doctor on the ship who treated me and Eliese. I also like it very much here at our brother's house. They have three healthy, dear girls. We'll be sorry to leave. But they will soon follow us.

Give my regards to the people of Weierhof and all my friends-I can't name them all. To any who asks about us, again, my regards.
Today, on the 13th of this month, we departed by steamer at seven o'clock. Our Anna is somewhat better, if only it will last. I hope the good Lord will soon restore her to health. Now, farewell, and fond regards from all of us. Greetings to you and your sister from
Bawett Strohm. 
Schowalter, Barbara (I4702)

Letter from Clay Treadway, 18 May 1985 
Family F8674

Letter from Jan Larkin, 25 Oct 1994
Letter from Jan Larkin, 25 Oct 1994
Letter from Jan Larkin, 25 Oct 1994 
Mefford, Ray (I22813)

Letter from Jan Larkin, 25 Oct 1994
Letter from Jan Larkin, 25 Oct 1994 
Mefford, Clyde Clay (I22810)

Letter from Jan Larkin, 25 Oct 1994
Letter from Jan Larkin, 25 Oct 1994 
Mefford, Ruth (I22814)

Letter from Jan Larkin, 25 Oct 1994 
Mefford, George (I22785)

Letter from Mary Ann Wheeler, 11 Sep 1983 
Family F8663

Letter from Mary Ann Wheeler, 11 Sep 1983 
Family F8664

Letter from Mary Ann Wheeler, 11 Sep 1983 
Family F8665

Letter from Mary Ann Wheeler, 2 May 1981
Letter from Mary Ann Wheeler, 9 Jun 1981 
Bodenhamer, William Walter (I22790)

Letter from Mary Ann Wheeler, 2 May 1981 
Bodenhamer, Nancy Jane (I22791)

Letter from Mary Ann Wheeler, 9 Jun 1981 
Bodenhamer, John Lemuel (I22783)

Letter from Mary Ann Wheeler, 9 Jun 1981 
Bodenhamer, Anna Myrtle (I22820)

Letter from Nellie Tredway Killian 11-25-1992
Letter from Nellie Tredway Killian 11-25-1992 
Tredway, Bert Lemuel (I22830)

Letter from Roberta Schmidt, 6 Jun 1985
Letter from Roberta Schmidt, 6 Jun 1985 
Wood, Glen Edward (I22804)

Letter from Roberta Schmidt, 6 Jun 1985 
Butler, Jay Clayton (I22808)

Letter from Roberta Schmidt, 6 Jun 1985 
Family F8673

Lewis was raised in Illinois, although, he was born in Maryland, as his parents came to Jo Daviess county when he was young. At the time that the civil war started, he tried to enlist, but was sent home, because he was too young. He tried again later when he was seventeen and was accepted in Company H 21st Illinois infantry and after re-enlisting was mustered out from the service in December 1865 from Company C of the 140th Illinois infantry. After the war, Lewis attended and graduated from the Normal School in Galena, Illinois in June 1872. After that, he taught in Illinois and California. He also was justice of the peace in Elizabeth and sold fire insurance.

Upon his retirement, he began to raise ginseng plants, as a hobby, but it turned out to be a profitable venture. Lewis is known for being the last surviving veteran of the civil war in the state of Illinois. He was 103 years old and would have been 104 in October when he died in 1950. In the may 30, 1949, life magazine he was pictured as being one of the oldest surviving members of the civil war. At that time there were only sixty-eight left. In the census of 1860, he was listed as being fourteen. In 1889, he was living in Hanover, Illinois and in 1916 was living in Elizabeth, Illinois. There were five children in the family. They were Winifred Marie Fablinger (Bowden) (1877-1934), Carolyn May Fablinger (Parkinson) (1879-1934), Sarah Bernice Fablinger (Rogers) (1881- ), Herbert Leigh Fablinger (1886-1887) and William Raymond Fablinger (1888-1971). 
Fablinger, Lewis (I17969)

listed as ALTON or ALDEN in various sources

Alton Sankie Hervey and family. Alton was born at Concordia, KS. Nov 24, 1885, the seventh child of Henry Harrison Hervey and Lucia Stoner Hervey. After the death of Lucia Stoner Hervey, Alton Sankie and his sister Zula Zon Hervey were adopted by Peter and Mary Harsh and Alton apparently kept the last name "Harsh" all his life. He married Frances Ruchty February 14, 1908 in Lewis, Washington. Francis apparently was also adopted by a Harsh family and her name is listed as Ruchty-Harsh on her marriage certificate. However, it is not certain if it was the same Harsh family. Their daughter was Viola May Harsh and their son was Hubert Hervey Harsh. 
Hervey, Alton Sankey (I3641)

Listed in the 1800 Census 
Bodenhamer (I22771)

Lived 3 days. 
Akey, Lora Lee (I3718)

Lived in Butte, Montana. 
Sietz, Jacob (I608)

Lived in Dayton, OH. 
Klaushofer, Katrina (Kate) (I598)

Lived in Gonnheim, a short distance east of Friedelsheim, near Bad
Durkheim. It is thought that he was the pastor of the Mennonite church
of Friedelsheim. 
Ellenberger, Abraham (I1487)

Lived in Jackson Co., IA. 
McLaughlin, John (I602)
1558 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I641)

Lived in Sabula, IA. 
Urban, Charles (I603)

Lived in Shelton, Washington. 
Stuart, Walter G. (I606)

Living 19 March 1760 (will of James). 
Hovey, Hannah (I1735)

Living 9 MAR 1698/1699 when named in her father's will. 
Snow, Mary (I830)

Living 9 MAR 1698/1699 when named in her father's will. 
Snow, Lydia (I831)

Lothair, sometimes called Lothair II

d. 869, king of Lotharingia (855-69), second son of Emperor of the West Lothair I. He inherited the region bounded by the Rhine, Scheldt, Alps, and North Sea, which became known as Lotharingia (Lorraine). He was joined to Theutberga, the sister of one of his father's vassals, in an arranged marriage; after the death of Lothair I he repudiated her and married his mistress Waldrada, by whom he had a son. Theutberga appealed to Bishop Hincmar, a counselor to King Charles the Bald of the West Franks (later Emperor of the West Charles II). Charles, Lothair's uncle, hoped to annex Lotharingia if Lothair should die without an heir, which was likely since Theutberga was barren. Hincmar supported Theutberga and with the aid of Pope Nicholas I forced Lothair to reinstate her. When Lothair died suddenly his lands were divided between his uncles, Charles the Bald and Louis the German, by the Treaty of Mersen (870). 
King of Lorraine Lothaire II "the Saxon" (I6582)

Louis I or Louis the Pious

Fr. Louis le Pieux or Louis le Débonnaire, 778-840, emperor of the West (814-40), son and successor of Charlemagne. He was crowned king of Aquitaine in 781 and co-emperor with his father in 813. His court was a learned one; his advisers included Benedict of Aniane. At the Assembly of Aachen (817) he issued an imperial order that sought to preserve the unity of the empire by breaking with tradition and not dividing the empire among his heirs. He thus made his eldest son, Lothair I, co-emperor and gave Aquitaine and Bavaria to his sons Pepin I and Louis the German. Louis's attempts to create a kingdom for Charles (later Emperor of the West Charles II), his son by a second marriage, provoked several revolts by his older sons. In 822, Louis repented publicly for his persecution of the rebels. In 830, Lothair rebelled and became virtually sole ruler of the empire. However, Pepin and Louis the German, fearing Lothair's supremacy, soon restored their father to power. Another revolt by all three sons occurred in 833. Louis met the rebels near Colmar on a field known since then as the Field of Lies (Ger. Lügenfeld) because of the general defection of the imperial troops. Louis, compelled to surrender, was formally deposed, and Lothair became sole emperor. Yet in 834, Louis the German and Pepin once more joined against Lothair and restored Louis. Later he partitioned his empire between Lothair and Charles and died while attempting to uphold the partition against the Aquitanians and Louis the German.


See F. L. Ganshof, The Carolingians and the Frankish Monarchy (1971). 
Empire, EMPEROR Louis I "The Fair" Emperor Holy Roman (I6560)

Lumber, Fuel & Fencing. 
Krehbiel, Hugo Rudolph (I3231)

m/2 John Blake 18 Jun or Aug 1654 
Souther, Mary (I263)

Maria and Joseph were twins. 
Schlecht, Maria (Mary) (I712)

Marie E. Stuart, 85 formerly of Bellevue, died Thursday evening, Dec. 2,
1989, in Vinton Lutheran Home after an extended illness. Services 11 am Tuesday,
St. John's Lutheran Church, Bellevue by Pastor Paul Gammelin. Burial:
Presbytyerian Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 am Tuesday at the church.
Kingery Funeral Home, Bellevue is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan and husband Keith Mithelman of Norway; a
daughter in law, Louise Stuart of Tucson, Az. four grandchildren; and seven
great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, At in 1976; a son
Lynn, in 1981 three brothers, Ruchard, Paul and Arthur; and an infant sister.

Weyhgandt, Marie (I664)

Marie Maybach Eymann - Idyllwild Town Crier - (Sep/18/2004)
January 2, 2003

Marie Maybach Eymann, 96, of Palm Desert, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, of respiratory failure in Rancho Mirage.
She was born Dec. 13, 1906, in Great Bend, Kan. and was a homemaker. She and her late husband James were Idyllwild residents beginning in 1967.

After his death on April 18, 1990, she continued her Idyllwild residency until 2002 but also lived part-time in the Hacienda de Monterey retirement home in Palm Desert for the past seven years. Since her husband’s death, she had looked for ways to celebrate his life and leave something behind that would make his memory everlasting. Mrs. Eymann donated funds to help build Idyllwild Arts’ library and motion picture studio. Her most recent gift was a bequest to fund the Marie and Jim Eymann Sculpture Garden, dedicated in November 2002.

Mrs. Eymann belonged to the PEO Sisterhood, Alpha Phi and the Idyllwild Garden Club. She also was a member of the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church and the Associates of Idyllwild Arts.

Memorial services are at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at Hacienda de Monterey, 44600 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert. Pastor Art Ihnen will officiate. The Neptune Society is handling arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Carol Moller of Minneapolis and Sally Ketchum of San Francisco; two children; and a great-grandchild.
Maybach, Marie Elisabeth (I11039)

Marriage filed for record. 25 Sep 1875, G. F. Burkhart, Recorder, Page 189. Barton County Court House, Lamar, MO.

Couple married by E. W. Perry, Justice of the Peace as follows: This is to certify that on the 22nd day of August AD, 1875 Mr. William Cope and Miss Eliza Jane Emst were by me united in marriage according to the Laws of God and the State of Missouri at my office in Barton County, Missouri.

[Information provided by Ellen McKown]
__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________ 
Family F6901

Marriage of Samson Wetherel, Jr and Mrs. Lydia Fulton of Oakham on 10 Apr 1788. 
(Fulton), Lydia (I1921)

Marriage Record:

Bride: Catherrine Bodenhamer
Groom: Reuben Sell
Bond Date: 18 Jul 1829
County: Stokes
Record #: 02 267
Bondsman: Caleb Johnson
Witness: D Stockton
Bond #: 000141346
Name: Reuben Sell
Spouse: Catherine Bodenhamer
Marriage Date: 18 Jul 1829
Marriage County: Stokes
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source : County Court Records Danbury, NC and FHL # 0422159
Family F1064

Married at Methodist Church, Haw Patch, Indiana 
Hervey, Calista Ann (I3628)

Married by John See. 
Musselman, Susan (I1014)

Mary is the decsendent of Monarchs in the Middle Ages including King William the Conqueror and Charlemagne. 
Deane, Mary (I1209)

Mary Thorton married Harry Green. Harry Green's brother Mayme's sister
Green, Harry Walter (I502)

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution (17 Vols.), Volume 9, page 29

Keith, Calvin, Bridgewater.Private, Capt. Amasa Soper's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., sworn to at Castle Island, Aug. 13, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; enlisted June 26, 1776; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 7u days; also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Capt. Nathan Alden, dated Bristol, March 7, 1777, signed by said Keith and others, for wages for 3 mos. service at Bristol, R. I., in Capt. Nathan Alden's co., Col. Jeremiah Hall's regt.; also, Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Col. Titcomb's regt.; service, 2 mos. 4u days (also given 2
mos.); company marched from Bridgewater and Abington to Bristol, R. I., April 21, 1777; also, Capt. Joseph Keith's co., Col. Cotton's regt.; service from Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I. 
Keith, Calvin (I3271)

Mayflower descendant (PETER BRO