George Patterson1,2

M, b. 1837, d. between 1881 and 1900
     George Patterson was also known as Robert Patterson.3 He was born in 1837 at North Carolina; 43 NC 1880 census.4 He married Ann Rodgers at North Carolina circa 1865.5 George Patterson was 3682896A9876BD419F46A8C73B200DF164C7.5 He died between 1881 and 1900 at North Carolina.6

Family

Ann Rodgers b. 1836, d. bt 1911 - 1920
Child

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz, has "Batterson."
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  3. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Mary A. Patterson
    Name:
    Mary A. Patterson

    Home in 1880:
    Brewers, Cabarrus, North Carolina

    Age:
    13

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1867

    Birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Relation to Head of Household:
    Niece

    Father's birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Mother's birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    Laborer

    Marital Status:
    Single

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Female

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Jerry Rodgers
    40


    Laura V. Rodgers
    30


    Sarah A. Rodgers
    13


    Mary L. Rodgers
    8M


    Robert Patterson
    43


    Mary A. Patterson
    13


    Ann Patterson
    44.

  4. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Mary A. Patterson
    Name:
    Mary A. Patterson

    Home in 1880:
    Brewers, Cabarrus, North Carolina

    Age:
    13

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1867

    Birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Relation to Head of Household:
    Niece

    Father's birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Mother's birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    Laborer

    Marital Status:
    Single

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Female

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Jerry Rodgers
    40


    Laura V. Rodgers
    30


    Sarah A. Rodgers
    13


    Mary L. Rodgers
    8M


    Robert Patterson
    43


    Mary A. Patterson
    13


    Ann Patterson
    44.
  5. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  6. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Robert Patterson.

Ann Rodgers1

F, b. 1836, d. between 1911 and 1920
     Ann Rodgers was also known as Ann Rogers.2,3 She was born in 1836 at North Carolina; 44 NC 1880 census.1 She married George Patterson at North Carolina circa 1865.2 As of circa 1865,her married name was Patterson.2 Ann Rodgers was 484B9E82E43EA745AC7B6B749F67F24605CE.2 She died between 1911 and 1920 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4

Family

George Patterson b. 1837, d. bt 1881 - 1900
Child

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Mary A. Patterson
    Name:
    Mary A. Patterson

    Home in 1880:
    Brewers, Cabarrus, North Carolina

    Age:
    13

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1867

    Birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Relation to Head of Household:
    Niece

    Father's birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Mother's birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    Laborer

    Marital Status:
    Single

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Female

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Jerry Rodgers
    40


    Laura V. Rodgers
    30


    Sarah A. Rodgers
    13


    Mary L. Rodgers
    8M


    Robert Patterson
    43


    Mary A. Patterson
    13


    Ann Patterson
    44.
  2. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  4. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ann Patterson.

John Lawson Peck1,2

M, b. 28 February 1842, d. 9 May 1908
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 038656A5F8D89A42AD300D4CEEDC41B32460. John Lawson Peck was 038656A5F8D89A42AD300D4CEEDC41B32460.1 He was born on 28 February 1842 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.2 He married Nancy Margaret Moose at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, on 23 July 1866.2 John Lawson Peck died on 9 May 1908 at Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, at age 66.2

Family

Nancy Margaret Moose b. 26 Aug 1849, d. 25 Jun 1911
Child

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Cline Family Tree.

Brantley Rufus Alexander Beaver1,2

M, b. June 1862, d. 8 October 1932
FatherRufus Beaver2 b. 28 Mar 1842, d. 2 Aug 1923
MotherMargaret Malinda Holshouser2 b. 23 Sep 1836, d. 4 Feb 1896
     Brantley Rufus Alexander Beaver was born in June 1862 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 He was B04058C9709DCE488926B787EF92BC96F417.1 He married Camelia E. Lentz at Bride's parents home, Rowan County, North Carolina, on 25 November 1883.3,1 Brantley Rufus Alexander Beaver died on 8 October 1932 at Rockwell, Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 70.2

Family

Camelia E. Lentz b. 8 Sep 1860, d. 1924

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Simpson Family Tree.
  3. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Sun., Nov 25, 1883.

John A. Barrier1

M, b. 1838, d. circa 1868
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID CBF42EAA046751428C5C4238D7BA088818E5. John A. Barrier was Marriage; Person Source.2 He was born in 1838 at North Carolina.3 He married Sophia Lentz, daughter of Simeon John Lentz and Catherine Ann (Kate) Eagle, on 6 January 1859 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Rev. Rothrock's Diary entry: 'Thurs, Jan 6, 1859--Went to Mrs. Eagle's and married John A. Barrier and Sophia L. Lentz. ROWAN MARRIAGES 1753-1868, p. 20 states: Barrier, John A. & Sophia L. Lentz, 14 Jan 1859; George H. Eagle, bondsman; married 24 Jan 1859 by Saml Rothrock, Minister of the Gospel in the Ev. Luth. Church. It is quite possible that this Sophia was not the one who married Mr. Barrier. However, because I can associate the name Eagle with them, because of her age, and so forth I have decided she is the best candidate.4,5,6,1
John A. Barrier Person Source.2 He was CBF42EAA046751428C5C4238D7BA088818E5.1 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Subdivision East of NC Railroad, Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Mt. Pleasant PO; 5 5 John A. Barrier 22 male carpenter 400 NC; S L Barrier 22 female NC; E W Barrier 8/21 male NC; H A Kale 25 male carpenter 500 NC; F S Woods 39 male carpenter 15 NC; E R Woods 28 female NC; M J Woods 12 female NC attending school; S R Rose 30 male physician 175 NC.3 John died circa 1868 at Arkansas. Based on Ancestry One World Tree (that has Sophia having Henderson children) and especially 1870 census that has [child?] Bully Barrier age 7 in household of Sophia Henderson.7

Family

Sophia Lentz b. Feb 1838, d. 3 Dec 1919

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, p. 42.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: John A Barrier Age in 1860: 22 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Subdivision East of NC RR, Cabarrus, North Carolina Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Mount Pleasant Roll: M653_890 Page: 31 Year: 1860 Head of Household: John A Barrier.
  4. [S694] Brent H., compiler Holcomb and Kron Mac, Indexer Smith, Marriages of Rowan County NC 1753-1868, p. 20.
  5. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Thurs., Jan 6, 1859.
  6. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Sophia L. Lentz Groom: John A. Barrier Bond Date: 01 Jan 1859 County: Rowan Record No.: 01 021 Bondsman: George H. Eagle Bond No.: 000122883 Marriage Date: 06 Jan 1859 Performed by Saml Rothrock, Minister of the Gospel.
  7. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Sophia Henderson
    Name:
    Sophia Henderson

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1839

    Age in 1870:
    31

    Birthplace:
    North Carolina

    Home in 1870:
    Richland, Monroe, Arkansas

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Female

    Value of real estate:
    View Image

    Post Office:
    Cotton Plant

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Sam Henderson
    31


    Sophia Henderson
    31


    Jas Henderson
    1


    Bully Barrier
    7


    Jno G Cathy
    23


    M H Cathy
    24.

Mildred Mangs1

F, b. circa 1895
     Mildred Mangs married an unknown person. She She and her husband lived in NJ. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID FA6D31A114647646BC95FC243203888F2A2B. Her married name was Gullman.1 She She and her husband lived in NJ.1 She was FA6D31A114647646BC95FC243203888F2A2B.1 She was born circa 1895. She married Theodore Gullman circa 1915.1

Family

Theodore Gullman b. c 1890

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Theodore Gullman1

M, b. circa 1890
     Theodore Gullman was 85C70139D8012747BB67604456D16C4B7147.1 He was born circa 1890. He married Mildred Mangs circa 1915.1

Family

Mildred Mangs b. c 1895

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Barbara ?1,2

F, b. say 1650, d. between 1692 and 1740
     Barbara ? married Johann Theobald Marzloff. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 916E1D5C789DCC4DB63AC472064D4EAD1A30. Barbara ? was born say 1650 at Postorff, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.2 She married Johann Theobald Marzloff at Postorff, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, say 1670.1 Her married name was Marzloff.1 Barbara ? died between 1692 and 1740 at Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.2

Family

Johann Theobald Marzloff b. 1645, d. 15 Jan 1723
Child

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S1155] Ncgenweb.us, online www.ncgenweb.us, Catawba Cline.

Malachi Jefferson Roberts1,2

M, b. 12 October 1851, d. 27 May 1913
     Malachi Jefferson Roberts was born on 12 October 1851 at Tennessee.1,2 He married Ellen Minerva Lentz, daughter of Alexander Lentz and Sarah Catherine Barnhart, on 25 August 1887 at Union County, Illinois.3,1 Malachi Jefferson Roberts This person did not appear in Lentz Heritage.1 He (an unknown value.) He was 9D1E8BDFEE0E1B4B952B90130A35EE001729.1 He died on 27 May 1913 at Greene County, Arkansas, at age 61; Y.1,2

Family

Ellen Minerva Lentz b. 22 Mar 1862, d. 6 Sep 1939

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lentz Family Tree.
  3. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov, Vol. 2, p. 1, license no. 2719.

Sarah Ladora Crite1

F, b. August 1864, d. 1955
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 01562015790CFB4C9D76A3BFE7108E2D7F59. Sarah Ladora Crite was born in August 1864 at Illinois.1,2 She was born on 14 August 1864 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois.3,4 She married Philip Marion Lentz at Union County, Illinois, on 7 September 1884.5,1 Her married name was Lentz.1 She witnessed Philip Marion Lentz's death at Pulaski County, Illinois, in 1904.1 Sarah was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Wetaug Precinct Township No 14 - 1 W, Pulaski County, Illinois. 5 5 Lentz Sarah L head female white 42 widowed 6 children 5 living IL IL IL English farmer general farm Emp reads writes English owns free farm; Earl son male white 24 single IL IL IL English mill man saw mill own mill emp reads writes English; Edwin son male white 16 single IL IL IL English none reads writes English attends school; Arthur son male white 12 single IL IL IL English none reads writes English attends school.6 As of 18 November 1912,her married name was Ford.7 She married Joseph Cross Ford on 18 November 1912 at Champaign County, Illinois.7 Sarah Ladora Crite died in 1955 at Piatt County, Illinois.1 She was 01562015790CFB4C9D76A3BFE7108E2D7F59.1 She died on 9 April 1955 at Bement, Piatt County, Illinois, at age 90; Burial in mt Pisgah Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wetaug, Pulaski County, IL.3,8

Family 1

Philip Marion Lentz b. 21 Mar 1862, d. 1904
Children

Family 2

Joseph Cross Ford b. 22 Oct 1866, d. 13 Aug 1960

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, HeritageQuest.com via godfrey library; 1900 > ILLINOIS > PULASKI > WETAUG PCT Series: T623 Roll: 336 Page: 334 ; LENTZ, PHILIP W, 38, M, W, IL, IL, PULASKI, WETAUG PCT, 1900.
  3. [S1473] Unknown author, Kenneth Wayne LENTZ, 905 Towery, Malden, MO 63863. Tel: 573-276-4192 (in 1997), Kenneth Wayne LENTZ is an educator in Malden, MO. This information is from his family database.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Aucoin Family Tree.
  5. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov, Vol. 1, p. 113, license no. 2106.
  6. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Sarah L Lentz Age in 1910: 42 Estimated birth year: 1867 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1910: WETAUG PCT, PULASKI, Illinois Race: White Gender: Female Series: T624 Roll: 319 Part: 1 Page: 309A Year: 1910.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Churchill Family Tree.
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ken Lentz - My Kluttz Family.

Iva Nora Standard1

F, b. 3 March 1869, d. 7 March 1934
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID EF1247A08AC1C8498966005F2E4AB63FFF52. Her married name was Lentz. Iva Nora Standard was born on 3 March 1869 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.2,3 She was born in 1870 at Illinois; 50 IL 1920 census.1,4 She married Ulysses Grant Cicero Lentz, son of Henry Calvin Lentz and Sarah Matilda Peeler, on 31 July 1892 at Union County, Illinois; Vol 2, p. 95, License No. 3908. See 'Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900.1
Her married name was Lentz.1 Iva was listed as Ulysses Grant Cicero Lentz's wife on the 1920 Census at Elco Township, Alexander County, Illinois; F[ar]m 110 110 Lentz Ulisses C head own free male white 52 married able to read able to write IL NC IL speaks English farmer general farm own account farm 57; Iva N wife white female 50 married able to read write IL IL GA speaks English; Lola M daughter female white 17 single not in school can read write IL IL IL speaks English; Jennie L. daughter female white 15 single attending school can read write IL IL IL speaks English.4 Iva Nora Standard was EF1247A08AC1C8498966005F2E4AB63FFF52.1 She died on 7 March 1934 at Alexander County, Illinois, at age 65; Burial in mt Pisgah Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wetaug, Pulaski County, IL.2,3

Family

Ulysses Grant Cicero Lentz b. 17 Dec 1867, d. 6 Nov 1925
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S1473] Unknown author, Kenneth Wayne LENTZ, 905 Towery, Malden, MO 63863. Tel: 573-276-4192 (in 1997), Kenneth Wayne LENTZ is an educator in Malden, MO. This information is from his family database.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ken Lentz - My Kluttz Family.
  4. [S52] 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc 2010, January 1920 Internet Resources Available on line.

Rudolph Sheldon Udell1,2

M, b. 9 December 1869, d. 23 April 1937
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 36BC38C0C537C843822500ABC1C7222E1B2D. Rudolph Sheldon Udell was Marriage; Person Source.3 He was born on 9 December 1869 at Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois.2 He married Jennie Emmarillius Lentz at Pulaski County, Illinois, on 8 May 1891.4,1 Rudolph Sheldon Udell was 36BC38C0C537C843822500ABC1C7222E1B2D.1 He married Edith M Bartlett say 1926 at Michigan.2 He witnessed Jennie Emmarillius Lentz's death at East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, on 5 July 1926.1,5 Rudolph Sheldon Udell died on 23 April 1937 at Shields, Lake County, Illinois, at age 67.2

Family 1

Jennie Emmarillius Lentz b. 14 Sep 1869, d. 5 Jul 1926

Family 2

Edith M Bartlett b. 10 Aug 1905, d. c 1994

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Conrad-Kinneman Family Tree.
  3. [S1473] Unknown author, Kenneth Wayne LENTZ, 905 Towery, Malden, MO 63863. Tel: 573-276-4192 (in 1997), Kenneth Wayne LENTZ is an educator in Malden, MO. This information is from his family database.
  4. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov, Vol. 1, p. 144.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Udell Caruso Family Tree.

Daniel J. Horner1

M, b. 24 September 1867, d. 4 May 1926
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 072DF7EB0A09604787A4F6341A3EBC427BF6. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 23593131B5B18A418121AB94D5C7A6407260. Daniel J. Horner was also known as Don Horner.1 Daniel J. Horner was also known as Daniel Joseph Horner.2 He was 23593131B5B18A418121AB94D5C7A6407260.1 He was born on 24 September 1867 at Anna, Union County, Illinois.3,4,2 He married Hattie Parilee Lentz at Pulaski County, Illinois, on 1 January 1889.5,1 Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Enumeration District 75, Wetaug Precinct, Pulaski County, Illinois. 17 17 Horner Daniel J head white male Sep 1867 32 married 11 yrs IL PA TN Butcher can read write speak English own free house; Hattie wife white female Jul 1874 25 married 11 yrs 4 children 4 living IL NC NC Dressmaker can read write speak English; Charles H son white male Oct 1889 10 single IL IL IL at school 6 months can read write speak English; Dillard T son white male Jul 1893 6 single IL IL IL Claude N son white male Jan 1896 4 single IL IL IL; Debs son white male Dec 1899 5/12 single IL IL IL.6 Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Enumeration District 94, Wetaug Village, Pulaski County, Illinois. 25 25 Horner Daniel J head male white 42 married once 21 yrs 6 children 5 living IL PA TN English farmer and merchant general merchandise store employer can read write rents farm; Hattie wife female white 36 married once 21 yrs IL IL IL Postmistress village of Wetaug can read write; Dillard son male white 16 single IL IL IL English laborer railroad wage earner not of of work yesterday out of work 0 months can read write attending school; Claude son male white 14 single IL IL IL English none can read write attending school; Eugene son male white 10 single IL IL IL English none can read write attending school; Mildred daughter female white 7 single IL IL IL none can read write attending school; Inez daughter female white 4 single IL IL IL none; Lentz Charles brother in law male white 32 single IL IL IL English carpenter forman IL Central construction work wage earner not out of work yesterday 0 months out of work can read write.7 Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Enumeration District 98, Mounds City, Pulaski County, Illinois. 202 230 DJ Horner head own free male white 52 married not in school can read write IL PA KY speaks English conductor railroad wage earner; Hattie wife female white 46 married not in school can read write IL NC IL speaks English none; Eugene Horner son male white 20 single not in school can read write IL IL IL speaks English brakeman railroad wage earner; [next page] Mildred Horner daughter female white 16 single attending school can read write IL IL IL speaks English none; Inez daughter female white 14 single attending school can read write IL IL IL speaks English none; [Del?] son male white 9 single IL IL IL speaks English none; Ralph Dorris boarder male white 18 single not in school can read write IL IL IL speaks English laborer railroad wage earner; John Munsburger boarder male white 25 single not in school can read write IL IL IL speaks English apprentice mechanic (railroad) wage earner.8 He was 072DF7EB0A09604787A4F6341A3EBC427BF6.1 He died on 4 May 1926 at Mounds, Pulaski County, Illinois, at age 58.3,4

Family

Hattie Parilee Lentz b. 5 Jul 1873, d. 1937
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S1645] Baine Family History, online sites.google.com/site/baiinefamilyhistory/.
  3. [S1473] Unknown author, Kenneth Wayne LENTZ, 905 Towery, Malden, MO 63863. Tel: 573-276-4192 (in 1997), Kenneth Wayne LENTZ is an educator in Malden, MO. This information is from his family database.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Tietyen Family Tree.
  5. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov, Vol. 1, p. 129.
  6. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Daniel Horner Home in 1900: Wetaug, Pulaski, Illinois Age: 32 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Illinois Relationship to head-of-house: Head Spouse's name: Hattie Race: White Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    Daniel Horner
    32

    Hattie Horner
    25

    Charles H Horner
    10

    Dillard T Horner
    6

    Claude N Horner
    4

    Debs Horner
    5.12.

  7. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Daniel J Horner Age in 1910: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee Spouse's name: Hattie Home in 1910: Wetaug, Pulaski, Illinois Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    Daniel J Horner
    42

    Hattie Horner
    36

    Dillard Horner
    16

    Claude Horner
    14

    Eugene Horner
    10

    Mildred Horner
    7

    Inez Horner
    4

    Charles Lentz
    32.

  8. [S52] 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc 2010, January 1920 Internet Resources Available on line.

Tellis Dillard Horner1

M, b. 7 July 1893, d. 27 November 1967
FatherDaniel J. Horner1 b. 24 Sep 1867, d. 4 May 1926
MotherHattie Parilee Lentz1 b. 5 Jul 1873, d. 1937
     Tellis Dillard Horner Dillard was a railroad man. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID F9D4277E4008E649A3607CE202D826A3EDF2. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 27F4FCE851ED8D40985BC6266EB4F37674D8. He was Marriage; Person Source.2 He was born in July 1893 at Wetaug, Pulaski County, Illinois; Jul 1893 1900 census.1,3 He was born on 7 July 1893 at Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois.4,5,6,7 Dillard was listed as a son in Daniel J. Horner's household on the 1900 Census at Enumeration District 75, Wetaug Precinct, Pulaski County, Illinois; 17 17 Horner Daniel J head white male Sep 1867 32 married 11 yrs IL PA TN Butcher can read write speak English own free house; Hattie wife white female Jul 1874 25 married 11 yrs 4 children 4 living IL NC NC Dressmaker can read write speak English; Charles H son white male Oct 1889 10 single IL IL IL at school 6 months can read write speak English; Dillard T son white male Jul 1893 6 single IL IL IL Claude N son white male Jan 1896 4 single IL IL IL; Debs son white male Dec 1899 5/12 single IL IL IL.8 As of 1910, Tellis Dillard Horner was also known as Dillard Horner.9 Dillard was listed as a son in Daniel J. Horner's household on the 1910 Census at Enumeration District 94, Wetaug Village, Pulaski County, Illinois; 25 25 Horner Daniel J head male white 42 married once 21 yrs 6 children 5 living IL PA TN English farmer and merchant general merchandise store employer can read write rents farm; Hattie wife female white 36 married once 21 yrs IL IL IL Postmistress village of Wetaug can read write; Dillard son male white 16 single IL IL IL English laborer railroad wage earner not of of work yesterday out of work 0 months can read write attending school; Claude son male white 14 single IL IL IL English none can read write attending school; Eugene son male white 10 single IL IL IL English none can read write attending school; Mildred daughter female white 7 single IL IL IL none can read write attending school; Inez daughter female white 4 single IL IL IL none; Lentz Charles brother in law male white 32 single IL IL IL English carpenter forman IL Central construction work wage earner not out of work yesterday 0 months out of work can read write.10 He married Carol Esther Lentz at Wetaug, Pulaski County, Illinois, on 1 September 1912.5,6 Tellis Dillard Horner Person Source.2 He was F9D4277E4008E649A3607CE202D826A3EDF2.1 They witnessed an unknown person 's death at Wetaug, Pulaski County, Illinois, on 23 January 1931. He is buried at the Mt Pisgah Cemetery with Dan and Hattie Horner
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Mounds Independent Friday 30 Jan 1931
Eugene D. Horner Dies Friday Afternoon, Jan. 23

Eugene Debs Horner, 31, a former businessman of Mounds, died at the Anna State Hospital, Friday afternoon, January 23, at 2 o’clock, following a nervous breakdown which occurred some two years ago. Gene, as he was familiarly called, was born at Wetaug, Ill., December 13, 1899. He lived in Wetaug until about 18 years of age, when he came with his parents to Mounds to reside.
For 13 years he worked for the Illinois Central Railroad in the capacity of brakeman. After the service rendered for the above railroad he entered into business for himself and continued therein until his health broke down.
About eight months ago he confessed Christ as his personal Savior thus preparing for his exit from the scenes of this immortal life.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and of the order of B. P. O. Elks. He leaves to mourn his departure his mother, Mrs. Hattie Horner; three brothers, Dillard, Claude, and Joe, all of Mounds; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Cockrum, of Christopher, Ill., and Mrs. Mildred Jones, of Mounds. Gene’s death will also be mourned by a large number of other relatives and friends.
The body was brought to the home of his mother in this city and by Undertaker G. A. James. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Mt. Pisgah Church, Wetaug, the Rev. H. B. Shoaff officiating. Interment was made in the Wetaug cemetery.
(Daniel Horner married Hattie P. Lentz on 1 Jan 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill. His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads: Eugene Debbs Horner Born Dec. 13, 1899 Died Jan. 23, 1931 Aged 31 Yrs., 1 Mo., & 10 Ds.—Darrel Dexter).5,11 He was 27F4FCE851ED8D40985BC6266EB4F37674D8.1 He died on 27 November 1967 at Pulaski County, Illinois, at age 74; "Dillard worked for the Illinois Central Railroad" Baine Family History.4,5 He was buried at Mount Pisgah Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wetaug, Pulaski County, Illinois.6

Family

Carol Esther Lentz b. Dec 1892, d. 1979
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, p. 56.
  3. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Daniel Horner Home in 1900: Wetaug, Pulaski, Illinois Age: 32 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Illinois Relationship to head-of-house: Head Spouse's name: Hattie Race: White Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    Daniel Horner
    32

    Hattie Horner
    25

    Charles H Horner
    10

    Dillard T Horner
    6

    Claude N Horner
    4

    Debs Horner
    5.12.
  4. [S1473] Unknown author, Kenneth Wayne LENTZ, 905 Towery, Malden, MO 63863. Tel: 573-276-4192 (in 1997), Kenneth Wayne LENTZ is an educator in Malden, MO. This information is from his family database.
  5. [S1645] Baine Family History, online sites.google.com/site/baiinefamilyhistory/.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ken Lentz - My Kluttz Family.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, US World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942 for Tellis Dillard Horner.
  8. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Daniel Horner Home in 1900: Wetaug, Pulaski, Illinois Age: 32 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Illinois Relationship to head-of-house: Head Spouse's name: Hattie Race: White Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    Daniel Horner
    32

    Hattie Horner
    25

    Charles H Horner
    10

    Dillard T Horner
    6

    Claude N Horner
    4

    Debs Horner
    5.12.

  9. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Daniel J Horner Age in 1910: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee Spouse's name: Hattie Home in 1910: Wetaug, Pulaski, Illinois Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    Daniel J Horner
    42

    Hattie Horner
    36

    Dillard Horner
    16

    Claude Horner
    14

    Eugene Horner
    10

    Mildred Horner
    7

    Inez Horner
    4

    Charles Lentz
    32.
  10. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Daniel J Horner Age in 1910: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee Spouse's name: Hattie Home in 1910: Wetaug, Pulaski, Illinois Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    Daniel J Horner
    42

    Hattie Horner
    36

    Dillard Horner
    16

    Claude Horner
    14

    Eugene Horner
    10

    Mildred Horner
    7

    Inez Horner
    4

    Charles Lentz
    32.

  11. [S1571] Rootsweb, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Obituaries and Death Notices in PulaskiCounty Illinois Newspapers, 2 Jan - 25 Dec 1931.

Charles William Lentz1

M, b. 3 January 1878, d. 7 May 1967
FatherHenry Calvin Lentz1 b. 6 Oct 1837, d. 26 Aug 1886
MotherBarbara Emmeline Heddinger1 b. 18 May 1855, d. 1893
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 27F6DE679789FC46B91E77B8071B3F719CD6. Charles William Lentz was born on 3 January 1878 at Pulaski County, Illinois.1,2,3 Philip, Ulysses, Tellis and Charles was listed in Henry Calvin Lentz's household on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 87, Ullin, Pulaski County, Illinois. No relationships are listed on this census page; 109 111 Lentz Henry white male 43 married carpenter NC NC NC; Emmeline white female 25 married keeping house NC NC NC; Philip M. white male 18 single farming attending school IL NC IL; U. S. white male 12 single farming attending school IL NC IL; Jennie white female 10 single attending school IL NC IL; Hattie P. white female 7 single IL NC NC; Telis T. white mlae 5 single IL NC NC; Charles W. white male 3 single IL NC NC; Annie white female 5/12 married [sic - that hash mark should be on the next line down] IL NC NC.4 Charles William Lentz was 27F6DE679789FC46B91E77B8071B3F719CD6.1 They witnessed Tellis Theodore Lentz's death at Wetaug, Pulaski County, Illinois, on 8 July 1905. "and was buried 9 Jul 1905 in Wetaug Cem., Pulaski Co., Il."
Cairo Evening Standard: "Tellis T Lentz passed away Saturday morning July the 8th, 1905, after a five year fight with that grim destroyer known in Illinois as the great white plague or tubercular consumption. He was aged about 30 years and was one of Wetaug's best citizens. He leaves a young wife, the eldest daughter of Henry Mowery, who was devoted to him and two brothers, Cicero and Charles, and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Udall Mrs. Hattie Horner and Mrs Maggie Hoston. Internment was made in the Wetaug Cemetery the Rev Mr. Kiest of Dongola conductingthe funeral obsequies, which were laregly attended.

Darrell Dexter adds: His marker in German Reformed Cemetery at Wetaug reads: Tellis T Lentz Born May 7 1875 Died July 7 1905. Dying is but going home.".1,5,6 Charles was listed as a brother-in-law in Daniel J. Horner's household on the 1910 Census at Enumeration District 94, Wetaug Village, Pulaski County, Illinois; 25 25 Horner Daniel J head male white 42 married once 21 yrs 6 children 5 living IL PA TN English farmer and merchant general merchandise store employer can read write rents farm; Hattie wife female white 36 married once 21 yrs IL IL IL Postmistress village of Wetaug can read write; Dillard son male white 16 single IL IL IL English laborer railroad wage earner not of of work yesterday out of work 0 months can read write attending school; Claude son male white 14 single IL IL IL English none can read write attending school; Eugene son male white 10 single IL IL IL English none can read write attending school; Mildred daughter female white 7 single IL IL IL none can read write attending school; Inez daughter female white 4 single IL IL IL none; Lentz Charles brother in law male white 32 single IL IL IL English carpenter forman IL Central construction work wage earner not out of work yesterday 0 months out of work can read write.7 He married Marie C. Schrempf at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, on 15 April 1917.1,2 Charles William Lentz died on 7 May 1967 at Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, at age 89; Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.3,8

Family

Marie C. Schrempf b. 24 Dec 1894, d. 23 Dec 1982

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ken Lentz- My Kluttz Family.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Doyles of Dubuque Iowa.
  4. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Phillip M. LENTZ Age: 18 Estimated birth year: <1862> Birthplace: Illinois Occupation: Farming Relation: Other Home in 1880: Ullin, Pulaski, Illinois Marital status: Single Race: White Gender: Male Head of household: Henry LENTZ Father's birthplace: NC Mother's birthplace: IL Cannot read/write: View Image Blind: View Image Deaf and dumb: View Image Otherwise disabled: View Image Idiotic or insane: View Image Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Ullin, Pulaski, Illinois; Roll: T9_243; Family History Film: 1254243; Page: 151A; Enumeration District: 87; Image: 0670.
  5. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 335.
  6. [S1254] IL Alexander Co Cairo obits, online rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Cairo/obits, Extracts from Cairo Evening Standard 19 Jul 1905.
  7. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Daniel J Horner Age in 1910: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee Spouse's name: Hattie Home in 1910: Wetaug, Pulaski, Illinois Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    Daniel J Horner
    42

    Hattie Horner
    36

    Dillard Horner
    16

    Claude Horner
    14

    Eugene Horner
    10

    Mildred Horner
    7

    Inez Horner
    4

    Charles Lentz
    32.

  8. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Charles W Lentz.

Marie C. Schrempf1

F, b. 24 December 1894, d. 23 December 1982
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 984CB9B48CF4E14EBF61F434F778D31BA52A. Marie C. Schrempf was born on 24 December 1894 at Alexander Cuonty, Illinois.1,2,3 Her married name was Lentz.1 She was 984CB9B48CF4E14EBF61F434F778D31BA52A.1 She married Charles William Lentz at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, on 15 April 1917.1,2 Marie C. Schrempf died on 23 December 1982 at Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, at age 87; Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.3

Family

Charles William Lentz b. 3 Jan 1878, d. 7 May 1967

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ken Lentz- My Kluttz Family.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Marie B Lentz.

Samuel A. Huston1,2

M, b. 8 March 1879, d. 29 September 1935
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 12A83433D3626340A23D4D40171D6B828673. Samuel A. Huston was born on 8 March 1879 at Illinois.1,2 He married Maggie Odessa Lentz at Jackson County, Illinois, on 2 April 1901.1,3 Samuel A. Huston was 12A83433D3626340A23D4D40171D6B828673.1 He died on 29 September 1935 at Grandview, Edgar County, Illinois, at age 56; Burial: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan.1,2

Family

Maggie Odessa Lentz b. 29 Mar 1883, d. 24 Aug 1951
Child

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Samuel A Huston in the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Maggie Lentz in the Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Lewis Perry Hazlewood1,2

M, b. 18 November 1858, d. 19 February 1936
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID C3DFA8E5FB811C45BA5AA80A172E7A12A33A. Lewis Perry Hazlewood was born on 18 November 1858 at Alexander County, Illinois.1,2 He was C3DFA8E5FB811C45BA5AA80A172E7A12A33A.1 He married Julianne Alice Lentz at Alexander County, Illinois, say 1881.1 Lewis Perry Hazlewood died on 19 February 1936 at Alexander County, Illinois, at age 77.2

Family

Julianne Alice Lentz b. 1861, d. 1892

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, The Hazelwood-Miller Family.

Thomas Milford Whitaker1

M, b. 1 October 1868, d. 28 April 1905
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 0B79D2FA259EB84893706944BACA349510E8. Thomas Milford Whitaker was born on 1 October 1868 at Elco, Alexander County, Illinois.2,3 He married Anna Josephine Lentz at Alexander County, Illinois, on 27 February 1887.4,5 Thomas Milford Whitaker was 0B79D2FA259EB84893706944BACA349510E8.1 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Enumeration District 11, Goose Island Precinct, Alexander County, Illinois. 20 30 Whitaker Thomas M head white male Oct 1868 32 married 13 yrs IL IL IL farmer own account can read write speak English rents farm; Anna J wife female white Nov 1867 32 married 13 yrs 4 children 3 living IL NC NC can read write speak English; Ina daughter white female Feb 1892 8 single IL IL IL 3 months in school; [next page] Whitaker Trilly daughter female white Jan 1896 4 single IL IL IL; Whitaker Charles D son male white Jun 1897 2 single IL IL IL; Denfise Levi boarder white male NOv 1866 33 w[?] IL France AL head sawyer mill 6 months not employed can read write speak English; Monday Edward boarder white male Feb 1881 19 single IL IL IN farm laborer 0 months unemployed 1 month in school can read write speak English.6 As of 1905, Thomas Milford Whitaker was also known as Milford Whitaker.7 He died on 28 April 1905 at Hazelwood, Alexander County, Illinois, at age 36; Thursday, 27 Apr 1905:
MILFORD WHITAKER KILLED BY TRAIN
Struck by Big Four Switch Engine While Returning Home to Beaver Ridge.
ACCIDENT OCCURRED EARLY THIS MORNING.
Body Was Run Over and Horribly Mangled—Ed Latham, Colored, Riding with Him, also Injured.
A serious accident occurred at 2:30 o’clock this morning at Fortieth and Sycamore streets, when Big Four switch engine No. 65, which was backing west with a box car in front of it, struck a carriage drawn by two mules, running over and killing Milford Whitaker, a white man, and seriously injuring Ed Latham, a colored man.
The engine was in charge of Engineer M. J. Barth and Fireman Henry Clark. They had been up in the milling district to deliver some eight or ten cars of lumber and on their way back picked up an empty I. C. box car and was backing with the car in front of the engine, bound for the yards in the lower end of the city.
The carriage containing Mr. Whitaker and Latham was going north. The men resided at Beaver Ridge and were driving home from the city.
The carriage was struck by the rear end of the box car, or the end facing the west, and was completely demolished. Whitaker was thrown out and run over by the car and engine and his body badly mangled. His skull was fractured, his brain protruding out of his head, his left leg was cut off below the knee, his right arm below the elbow was cut off and his body badly bruised.
Latham the colored man, was thrown out of the buggy and injured by the fall. He was taken to St. Mary’s Infirmary, where Dr. Fields attended him.
The coroner’s inquest was held this morning at 9:30 o’clock at Mrs. Feith’s undertaking rooms.?Mr. John E. Puckett, switchman and conductor, was the first to testify. He said that the accident occurred at 2:30 o’clock this morning. The engine and one box car were backing up in a southeasterly direction. On reaching Sycamore and Fortieth streets, they struck a buggy drawn by two mules.
When cross-examined by Attorney Leek, he told the following story: We were running about six or eight miles an hour. There was a red light on the end of the car and three white lights upon the top. It was a very dark night. I was sitting with Switchman Morrow on the south side of the car. Switchman Himes was sitting on the end of the car going west, and on the north side. I did not see any vehicle until it was after we had struck it. I then saw the mules. The engine whistled before we reached the crossing. I am not certain whether or not the bell was ringing at the time. 31,255,255,255]Himes was the one who gave the signal to stop. The engine came to standstill almost directly upon the crossing. The white man was lying upon the track. He was dead.
Robert Morrow, switchman, was the next man to testify. He said that the first he knew of the accident he saw some mules. They were on the south side of the track. He had not seen the vehicle, for he was on the opposite side of the car. When asked if the air was connected up with the engine, he stated that it was not. He said that they were not in the habit of connecting the air appliances with the engine in switching. He was not positive whether the bell was ringing as they approached the crossing or not. The whistle had blown before they reached the crossing. When the engine stopped it was on the crossing.
E. C. Himes, a switchman, then testified as follows: “I was sitting upon the end of the car going west. The other two men were sitting on the side of the car facing south. The engineer had whistled for the crossing and the bell was ringing. It is customary to ring the bell when approaching a crossing and I know that it was ringing on this particular occasion because I heard it. Why I heard the ringing I do not know, but I heard the bell ringing. (This was in answer to Attorney Leek’s question as to why he was so sure that he heard the bell ringing on this particular occasion.) It was a very dark night. We were running at the rate of six or eight miles an hour. I first saw the mules and buggy about 15 or 20 feet before we had reached the crossing. I was very much excited. I shouted and gave the engineer the signal to stop. The engine stopped almost directly upon the crossing. The car had passed over the crossing and was a distance of about forty feet from the crossing. The air was not connected with the engine. We are not in the habit of connecting it when switching, as it takes more trouble and time.”
Engineer M. J. Barth was the next witness to testify in the case. He said: “We were running about eight miles an hour. The engine was No. 65. Henry Clark was my fireman. The first that I knew of the accident was when the switchman had given me the signal to stop. Before we reached the crossing, however, I saw a cloud of dust and remarked to my fireman that we must have struck something. Immediately after the cloud to dust I received the signal to stop. Yes, I can positively state the car was on the crossing before I was given the signal to stop and the engine was almost directly upon the crossing when it came to a standstill. I whistled for the crossing as usual. The bell had been ringing, but I did not notice whether or not it was ringing as we reached the crossing. My home is in Mt. Carmel, Ill. There is a headlight on the front of the engine and another on the rear end. The light from the headlight on the rear end struck the boxcar and its reflection blinded one so that it was impossible to distinguish anything very far from the track. We depended upon the switchman upon the car to warn us of all danger of approaching accidents.”
When asked by Attorney Leek how soon he could stop his engine if given the signal, Mr. Barth stated that he could easily stop his engine within a distance of forty feet after a signal was given him. “Yes,” replied Mr. Barth, “If I had been given the signal to stop my engine forty feet before we reached the crossing, I would have been able to stop at the crossing or a short distance before reaching the crossing, but in this case I did not receive the signal until after the car had passed over the crossing. When the engine stopped it was on the crossing.”
Fireman Henry Clark then gave his testimony. He said that he was ringing the bell when they approached the crossing. He was on the point of getting down and putting in a fire and had raised from his seat, but had not let loose of the bell rope and the bell was still ringing. He said that he looked down towards the crossing, but he did not see anything. The reflection of the headlight against the boxcar blinded him. He could see the switchmen’s lights upon the top and west end of the car.
The coroner’s jury was composed of the following: Messrs. Frank Fitzgerald, H. N. Foster, Louis Koehler, Lindsay Talbor, R. E. Gannon, and Hal M. Sullivan.
They rendered a verdict finding from the evidence that the deceased Mr. Whitaker came to his death by being struck and wounded by Big Four Switch engine No. 65 and boxcar. They further found from the evidence that the engine was running at the rate of twelve miles per hour and that the said railroad had no flagman or watchman at the crossing at the time of the accident.
Thomas Milford Whitaker was the oldest of twelve children. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whitaker, still live at Elco. He was about 36 years of age. He was married in 1887 to Miss Anna J. Lentz, daughter of Moses Lentz, of Elco. He resided on Postmaster Sidney B. Miller’s farm at Beaver Ridge, where he leaves a widow and four children, the oldest being about 15.
The remains were taken to Beaver Ridge this afternoon by County Clerk Jesse E. Miller, and will be buried at Elco probably Sunday.
What brought Mr. Whitaker to Cairo last night is not known, but it is believed he came after something needed at the sawmill today.
Postmaster Miller was out to Beaver Ridge last evening, and at that time nothing was said about the necessity of a trip to Cairo. They made the trip with a pair of mules owned by the colored man, Ed Latham.
Mr. Whitaker was a nephew of Postmaster Sidney B. Miller and County Clerk Jesse E. Miller. He was above the average as a man and a farmer, the kind of a man the community needs. His death is a loss to Alexander County.
Postmaster Miller went out to Beaver Ridge this morning to arrange for the funeral.
(Henry Whitaker married Margaret S. Miller on 31 May 1866, in Alexander Co., Ill. Thomas M. Whitaker married Anne J. Lentz on 27 Feb 1887, in Alexander Co., Ill. His marker in Hazlewood Cemetery reads: Thomas M. Whitaker Died April 28, 1905 Aged 38 Yrs., 6 Mos., & 15 Ds. Gone but not forgotten.—Darrel Dexter.3,7)

Family

Anna Josephine Lentz b. 1 Nov 1867, d. 9 Jan 1953
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S1473] Unknown author, Kenneth Wayne LENTZ, 905 Towery, Malden, MO 63863. Tel: 573-276-4192 (in 1997), Kenneth Wayne LENTZ is an educator in Malden, MO. This information is from his family database.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, 1949 Philip Roy Stephenson family.
  4. [S1365] Unknown author, Ongoing Project of the Illinois State Archives & the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900. See <http://www.sos.state.il.us/archives/arc_home.html>, Vol G, p. 319.
  5. [S1365] Unknown author, Ongoing Project of the Illinois State Archives & the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900. See. <http://www.sos.state.il.us/archives/arc_home.html>
  6. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Thomas M Whitaker Home in 1900: Goose Island, Alexander, Illinois Age: 31 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869 BirthPlace: Illinois Relationship to head-of-house: Head Spouses's Name: Anna J Race: White Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    Thomas M Whitaker
    31

    Anna J Whitaker
    32

    Jana Whitaker
    8

    Trilby Whitaker
    4

    Charles D Whitaker
    2

    Levi Denfip
    33

    Edward Mondy
    19.

  7. [S1624] IL Alexander County Obituaries, online rootsweb.anestry.com.