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Descendants of Joseph Nicewonger


 



Generation No. 1



1. JOSEPH1 NICEWONGER was born 1802 in Bedford Co, PA, and died November 1870 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA. He married MARGARET ELIZABETH HULL (Source: Hull Family Association, Whitesides Co, IL Records, Billie Walker, Judy Douglas.) Abt. 1830 in PA, daughter of LEVI HULL and JANE FRY. She was born Bef. May 22, 1816 in PA, and died August 08, 1892 in Chapin, IA.


More About MARGARET ELIZABETH HULL:


Burial: August 1892, Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Franklin Co, IA


More About JOSEPH NICEWONGER and MARGARET HULL:


Marriage: Abt. 1830, PA


Children of JOSEPH NICEWONGER and MARGARET HULL are:


 


 



i. ?2 NICEWONGER.


ii. ? NICEWONGER.


iii. AGNES NICEWONGER, m. MR PUGH.


iv. CATHERINE NICEWONGER, b. PA.


2. v. LEVI HULL NICEWONGER, b. September 01, 1830, Westmoreland Co, PA; d. July 06, 1905, San Joaquin Co, CA.


3. vi. DANIEL NICEWONGER, b. July 02, 1834, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA; d. January 28, 1893.


4. vii. JANE NICEWONGER, b. April 13, 1835, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA; d. September 17, 1909, Whitesides Co, IL.


5. viii. JACOB TRAUGER NICEWONGER, b. July 10, 1838, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA.


ix. JOSEPHINE NICEWONGER, b. September 07, 1840; m. MR HITCHCOCK; b. Abt. 1840.


x. REBECCA (REBECKA) NICEWONGER, b. 1843.


6. xi. MICHAEL LUCIOUS HAYES NICEWONGER, b. January 08, 1845, near Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA; d. January 04, 1917, Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA.


xii. SINIA H NICEWONGER, b. 1847; m. WILLIAM A REXROAD; b. Abt. 1846.


More About SINIA H NICEWONGER:


Census: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


7. xiii. JOHN THOMAS NICEWONGER, b. January 23, 1851, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA; d. January 12, 1911, Whitesides Co, IL.


xiv. JOSEPH GEORGE NICEWONGER, b. February 06, 1855.


8. xv. MARGARET ELIZABETH NICEWONGER, b. February 06, 1855, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA; d. January 25, 1935, Whiteside Co, IL.


xvi. SAMUEL P CUMINGS NICEWONGER, b. May 1858.


 



 


 


Generation No. 2



2. LEVI HULL2 NICEWONGER (JOSEPH1) was born September 01, 1830 in Westmoreland Co, PA, and died July 06, 1905 in San Joaquin Co, CA. He married MARY E HENDRIE/HENDRY 1858 in CA. She was born Bet. July 1841 - 1843 in MO, and died March 06, 1928 in San Joaquin Co, CA.


More About LEVI NICEWONGER and MARY HENDRIE/HENDRY:


Marriage: 1858, CA


Children of LEVI NICEWONGER and MARY HENDRIE/HENDRY are:


 


 



9. i. JOESPHINE MARGARET3 NICEWONGER, b. April 1860, San Joaquin Co, CA.


ii. GEORGE C NICEWONGER, b. January 1862, San Joaquin Co, CA; d. March 16, 1925, San Joaquin Co, CA; m. MABEL UREN; b. 1869, CA; d. 1891, San Joaquin Co, CA.


More About GEORGE C NICEWONGER:


Burial: March 1925, Atlanta Catholic Cemetery, French Camp, San Joaquin Co, CA


More About MABEL UREN:


Burial: 1891, Atlanta Catholic Cemetery, French Camp, San Joaquin Co, CA


10. iii. CHARLES HENRY NICEWONGER, b. August 1864, San Joaquin Co, CA; d. 1935, CA.


iv. LAURA B NICEWONGER, b. November 01, 1869.


v. OLIVIA NICEWONGER, b. April 1870.


vi. ELIZABETH NICEWONGER, b. March 1872.


vii. LEVI HULL NICEWONGER, b. 1875.


viii. MARY E/A NICEWONGER, b. November 1876, San Joaquin Co, CA; m. CHRISTOPHER SHANK.


ix. MAUDE ESTE NICEWONGER, b. November 23, 1876.


x. EFFIE V NICEWONGER, b. October 1878, San Joaquin Co, CA; m. HENRY GILBERT.


xi. LELA ETHEL NICEWONGER, b. January 11, 1881, San Joaquin Co, CA; d. May 09, 1951, San Joaquin Co, CA.


xii. BERTHA B NICEWONGER, b. September 1885.


 



 


 


3. DANIEL2 NICEWONGER (JOSEPH1) was born July 02, 1834 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA, and died January 28, 1893. He married JANE ELIZABETH LOWRY July 02, 1856 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA. She was born June 22, 1835 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA, and died May 21, 1922 in Whitesides Co, IL.


Notes for DANIEL NICEWONGER:


Daniel Nicenwanger


Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside IL 1885


9 Jan 2007


Source: Portrait & Biographical Album, Whiteside Co., IL


Originally published 1885 - Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL


Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin


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Daniel NICENWANGER is a farmer on section 31, Garden Plain Township. He was born in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., Pa., July 2, 1834. His paternal descent is of German, and his father, Joseph NICENWANGER, was born in Cumberland Co., Pa. His mother, Margaret HULL, before her marriage, was of English origin, and was born in Allegheny Co., Pa. The father conducted a home of public entertainment in the village of Mill Creek, Pa., and he also owned a farm, which he managed.


The son operated as his father's assistant in both his business interests. He was married July 2, 1857, to Jane Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth LOWREY. She was born June 22, 1835, in the town of Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., Pa., of mixed German and Scotch ancestry.


The newly married people passed the first year subsequent to their marriage on the homestead farm of the senior NICENWANGER, after which they settled on a farm, of which they were the occupants until 1862. In August of that year, the husband enlisted as a Corporal in the military service in the state of Illinois, and went to Connellsville. At that place he was transferred to the Quartermaster's Department and served six months. His term of enlistment having expired, he was discharged in February, 1864. He re-enlisted in the regular army as a private. He was assigned to a position on the signal service department under Capt. Russell Pennis. He was soon after promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served till August, 1865, when he was honorably discharged, and returned to Westmoreland County.


In 1866 he came to Rock Island Co., Ill., to assume the duties as superintendent of the property known as the McCORMICK farm, which he managed five years. He afterward rented the same farm, and conducted his interests there two years. Meanwhile he bought the farm he now occupies in Garden Plain Township. It includes 120 acres, has a good outfit of buildings, and is under an excellent grade of cultivation. Its improvements includes one of the finest apple orchards in the county and a large assortment of varieties of small fruits.


Mr. NICENWANGER belongs to the Post Captain Mack, G. A. R., at Albany, to Lodge No. 66, A. F. and A. M., to the A. O. U. W., of Garden Plain, and to the Forest Camp of Modern Woodmen. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. Their children are named Anna, Grace, Etta and Joseph Edgar. The elder is the wife of William DRURY, of Garden Plain Township.


 


 


More About DANIEL NICEWONGER and JANE LOWRY:


Marriage: July 02, 1856, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA


Children of DANIEL NICEWONGER and JANE LOWRY are:


 


 



i. GEORGE K3 NICEWONGER, b. 1859.


11. ii. ANNA GRACE NICEWONGER, b. June 18, 1863, Latrobe, Westmoreland Co, PA; d. April 1915, Albany Twp, Whiteside Co, IL.


iii. ETTA NICEWONGER, b. Abt. 1865.


12. iv. EDWARD JOSEPH NICEWONGER, b. 1866.


v. JOSEPH EDGAR NICEWONGER, b. 1867.


More About JOSEPH EDGAR NICEWONGER:


Census: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


 



 


 


4. JANE2 NICEWONGER (JOSEPH1) was born April 13, 1835 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA, and died September 17, 1909 in Whitesides Co, IL. She married SAMUEL BARNET FRYE. He was born July 07, 1833, and died April 03, 1914.


Children of JANE NICEWONGER and SAMUEL FRYE are:


 


 



13. i. HARRY MARKER3 FRYE, b. December 18, 1858; d. June 20, 1934.


ii. MARGARET AMELIA FRYE, b. August 01, 1859.


14. iii. TRAUGER JACOB FRYE, b. March 28, 1862; d. July 01, 1942.


iv. JOSEPH NICEWONGER FRYE, b. Bet. 1862 - 1866.


v. ALFRED FRYE, b. May 18, 1866.


vi. LEVI (LEE) HUNTER FRYE, b. June 28, 1867.


vii. JAMES M FRYE, b. May 23, 1869.


viii. MARY E FRYE, b. August 31, 1870.


 



 


 


5. JACOB TRAUGER2 NICEWONGER (JOSEPH1) was born July 10, 1838 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA. He married ELIZABETH SMITH. She was born Abt. 1838.


Children of JACOB NICEWONGER and ELIZABETH SMITH are:


 


 



i. LOUIS DONNELLY3 NICEWONGER.


ii. WILLIAM J NICEWONGER.


iii. ELLIS CLARA NICEWONGER.


iv. MAUDE NICEWONGER.


v. EDNA NICEWONGER.


vi. ? NICEWONGER.


 



 


 


6. MICHAEL LUCIOUS HAYES2 NICEWONGER (JOSEPH1) was born January 08, 1845 in near Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA, and died January 04, 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA. He married CYNTHIA ANN CASTLE August 11, 1870 in Castoria, San Joaquin Co, CA. She was born September 09, 1848 in Platteville, Grant Co, WI, and died January 10, 1940 in San Joaquin Co, CA.


Notes for MICHAEL LUCIOUS HAYES NICEWONGER:


Michael lived in several places after the Civil War, they are as follows: Penn about 1 year, in Illinois about 4 years and in California ever since that time to the present. Information from Declaration for Pension from the Civil War.


In the 1880 Census Nicewonger is spelled Nichwanza.


More About MICHAEL LUCIOUS HAYES NICEWONGER:


Cause of Death: Myocarditis-Asthma


Census 1: February 14, 1880, San Joaquin Co, CA


Census 2: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


Medical Information: Dark Complexion-Hazel/Grey eyes-Dark Hair


More About MICHAEL NICEWONGER and CYNTHIA CASTLE:


Marriage: August 11, 1870, Castoria, San Joaquin Co, CA


Children of MICHAEL NICEWONGER and CYNTHIA CASTLE are:


 


 



i. CARY HAYS3 NICEWONGER, b. November 28, 1872.


ii. CHARLES HASTINGS NICEWONGER, b. June 15, 1874.


iii. HARRIETT HULL (HATTIE) NICEWONGER, b. April 27, 1879.


More About HARRIETT HULL (HATTIE) NICEWONGER:


Religion: Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville, Fayette Co, PA


 



 


 


7. JOHN THOMAS2 NICEWONGER (JOSEPH1) was born January 23, 1851 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA, and died January 12, 1911 in Whitesides Co, IL. He married LOUVICIA O VANNEST January 22, 1874 in Whitesides Co, IL. She was born January 1854 in IL, and died May 1918 in Whitesides Co, IL.


More About JOHN NICEWONGER and LOUVICIA VANNEST:


Marriage: January 22, 1874, Whitesides Co, IL


Children of JOHN NICEWONGER and LOUVICIA VANNEST are:


 


 



i. NANCY N3 NICEWONGER, b. 1878.


ii. MAUDE NICEWONGER, b. 1883.


iii. IDA NICEWONGER, b. 1888.


 



 


 


8. MARGARET ELIZABETH2 NICEWONGER (JOSEPH1) was born February 06, 1855 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co, PA, and died January 25, 1935 in Whiteside Co, IL. She married GEORGE D VANNEST April 08, 1874. He was born October 26, 1843 in Whiteside Co, IL, and died September 12, 1907 in Whiteside Co, IL.


More About MARGARET ELIZABETH NICEWONGER:


Burial: January 1935, Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Franklin Co, IA


Census 1: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


Census 2: 1880, Living with her husband George D Vannest


Census 3: 1880, Union Grove Twp, Whiteside Co, IL


Census 4: 1885, Living with her husband George D Vannest


Census 5: 1900, Living with her husband George D Vannest


Census 6: 1900, Ross, Franklin Co, IA


Notes for GEORGE D VANNEST:


Peter Van Nest


Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside IL 1885


9 Jan 2007


Source: Portrait & Biographical Album, Whiteside Co., IL


Originally published 1885 - Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL


Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin


www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com


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Peter VAN NEST, deceased, was a pioneer of Whiteside County. He came to the township of Albany in 1837, and settled in the township of Garden Plain in 1853. He was born March 11, 1812, at Dutch Neck, Mercer Co., N. J., and was the youngest son of John and Ida (BERGEN) Van NEST. His parents were both descendants of the Hollanders who settled on the Atlantic seaboard during the early history of the American continent, and his father was a well-to-do farmer. The latter died when the son was ten years old. Peter Van NEST learned the trade of blacksmith from an older brother when he arrived at a suitable age, and followed the business in the place of his nativity until his removal to Illinois. In 1837 he set out by stage and crossed the Allegheny Mountains to Pittsburg, whence he came on the rivers to Albany. He established the first blacksmith shop at that place, and was one of the original proprietors of the present site of the village. He became interested in the establishment of the Congregational Church at that place, before he became a member, and in 1846 he joined the communion. He was soon after elected a Deacon and discharged the duties of the position until March, 1885, when he transferred his membership to the Methodist Episcopal Church.


Soon after coming to the county he made a claim on land on the east half of the southeast quarter of section 31, in Garden Plain Township, and also on the east half of the southwest quarter of the same section. When the land came into market he secured his title. In 1853, he took possession, living at first in a log house. This soon gave place to a commodious brick dwelling, which his family have since occupied. He made extensive improvements, setting out trees and varieties of small fruit, with ornamental shrubs. He grew prosperous and added more land to his estate, until he owned 240 acres, all under excellent improvement. Afterward he also bought 80 acres of land in Audubon Co., Iowa, in 1879. In his political proclivities he was a decided Republican. His death occurred May 21, 1885.


Peter Van NEST was married Dec. 21, 1842, to Nancy, oldest daughter of Cheney and Annie (WALKER) OLDS. (See Sketch of Warren OLDS.) She was born Aug. 19, 1824. in Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Mass. Their ten children are recorded as follows: George D. became a soldier when 18; he was a drummer in the 93d Regt. Ill. Vol. Inf., and was with Sherman in his route to the sea and through the Carolinas, serving through the war and participating in the Grand Review at Washington; lives at Laurel, Marshall Co., Iowa; Henry B. lives at Grinnell, Powesheik Co., Iowa; Ida is the wife of Herbert SIMPSON, of Garden Plain Township; Louisa O married John NICEWANGER, also of that township; Sarah E., married James COYNE, and they reside in Audubon Co., Iowa; Walter C., Willis W. and John F. live with their mother on the homestead.


 


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More About GEORGE D VANNEST:


Burial: September 1907, Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Franklin Co, IA


Census 1: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


Census 2: 1880, Union grove Twp, Whiteside Co, IL


Census 3: 1900, Living with his wife Margaret E


Census 4: 1900, Ross, Franklin Co, IA


Occupation: 1900, Dealer-Hardware


More About GEORGE VANNEST and MARGARET NICEWONGER:


Marriage: April 08, 1874


Children of MARGARET NICEWONGER and GEORGE VANNEST are:


 


 



i. MAGGIE H3 VANNEST, b. 1876.


More About MAGGIE H VANNEST:


Census: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


ii. GEORGE W VANNEST, b. 1878.


More About GEORGE W VANNEST:


Census: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


iii. CLARENCE W VANNEST, b. 1881.


More About CLARENCE W VANNEST:


Census: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


iv. CORA B VANNEST, b. 1881.


More About CORA B VANNEST:


Census: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


 



 


 


Generation No. 3



9. JOESPHINE MARGARET3 NICEWONGER (LEVI HULL2, JOSEPH1) was born April 1860 in San Joaquin Co, CA. She married WILLIAM MOSES MUNSON 1878 in CA. He was born February 1857 in CA.


More About WILLIAM MUNSON and JOESPHINE NICEWONGER:


Marriage: 1878, CA


Children of JOESPHINE NICEWONGER and WILLIAM MUNSON are:


 


 



i. MARY (MAMIE) R4 MUNSON, b. July 02, 1883, San Joaquin Co, CA; d. February 16, 1948, Solano Co, CA; m. CHARLES H REDINGTON.


ii. FRANCES D MUNSON, b. February 1885, San Joaquin Co, CA; d. April 22, 1887, CA.


15. iii. MERCED M MUNSON, b. November 09, 1887, San Joaquin Co, CA; d. August 02, 1956, Solano Co, CA.


iv. WILLIAM (WILLIE) MUNSON, b. October 19, 1889.


v. JOSEPHINE (JOSIE) MUNSON, b. July 1891.


vi. GERTRUDE E MUNSON, b. February 1893.


vii. CHARLES LEVI MUNSON, b. September 27, 1901, CA; d. July 05, 1957, San Joaquin Co, CA.


 



 


 


10. CHARLES HENRY3 NICEWONGER (LEVI HULL2, JOSEPH1) was born August 1864 in San Joaquin Co, CA, and died 1935 in CA. He married (1) FIOWA Abt. 1896. She was born Abt. 1865. He married (2) BIRDIE ALVIRA BURR 1907 in CA. She was born July 25, 1885 in CA, and died October 02, 1964 in San Joaquin Co, CA.


More About CHARLES NICEWONGER and FIOWA:


Marriage: Abt. 1896


More About BIRDIE ALVIRA BURR:


Burial: October 1964, Atlanta Catholic Cemetery, French Camp, San Joaquin Co, CA


More About CHARLES NICEWONGER and BIRDIE BURR:


Marriage: 1907, CA


Child of CHARLES NICEWONGER and FIOWA is:


 


 



i. CHARLES EVERLY4 NICEWONGER, b. 1897.



 


 


Children of CHARLES NICEWONGER and BIRDIE BURR are:


 


 



ii. LEVI BURR4 NICEWONGER, b. September 1909.


iii. JACK EVANS NICEWONGER, b. September 17, 1911.


iv. CECIL HOWARD NICEWONGER, b. August 25, 1913.


v. GEORGE ELWOOD NICEWONGER, b. July 19, 1915.


vi. MARY E NICEWONGER, b. 1918.


 



 


 


11. ANNA GRACE3 NICEWONGER (DANIEL2, JOSEPH1) was born June 18, 1863 in Latrobe, Westmoreland Co, PA, and died April 1915 in Albany Twp, Whiteside Co, IL. She married WILLIAM W DRURY December 23, 1879 in Home of the bride in Whitesides Co, IL. He was born December 06, 1854 in Newton,Whiteside Co, IL, and died September 04, 1944 in Bolivar, Polk Co, MO.


More About ANNA GRACE NICEWONGER:


Burial: April 18, 1915, Albany Cemetery, Albany, Whiteside Co, IL


Notes for WILLIAM W DRURY:


WILLIAM W DRURY


William W Drury, so of Richard and Sarah Hane Drury was born in Garden Plains, ILL, December 6, 1855, and passed away at his farm home near Bolivar, Mo., September6, 1944, after a lingering illness at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 28 days.


Mr. Drury spent his early life at Fulton, ILL, coming to Bolivar about fifty years ago.


H was united in marriage to Leora Stalings October 29, 1894. To this union three children were born, Mrs. Dorothy Williams and Mrs. Mary Welsh of Kansas City, and an infant daughter, Caroline, deceased.


By a former marriage in Illinois, he is survived by a son, Bert Drury, of Fulton, ILL, and a daughter, Bess, of Chicago, Ill, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.


Mr. Drury was for forty years a salesman and collector for the Wrought Iron Range Company of ST. Louis, and about fifteen years ago he retired and had been keeping house and living with his wife's brother, Howard Stallings. His wife preceded him in death eighteen years ago.


Mr. Drury lived a useful, well spent life and was very active until his last illness.


The funeral was preached at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, September 6, at the Hutcheson & Company funeral home in Bolivar by the Rev. Alpha Redford. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. BOLIVAR HERALD Sept, 14, 1944 pg 7.


 


 


 


More About WILLIAM W DRURY:


Burial: September 06, 1944, Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO


More About WILLIAM DRURY and ANNA NICEWONGER:


Marriage: December 23, 1879, Home of the bride in Whitesides Co, IL


Children of ANNA NICEWONGER and WILLIAM DRURY are:


 


 



i. ELIZABETH MARY4 DRURY, b. January 27, 1883, Whitesides Co, IL; d. February 1975, Chicago, Cook Co, IL; m. DINNEEN/DENNSEN/DINNSEN, May 1900.


More About DINNEEN/DENNSEN/DINNSEN and ELIZABETH DRURY:


Marriage: May 1900


16. ii. WALTER CARROLL DRURY, b. June 09, 1881, Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL; d. November 1939, Fulton, Whiteside Co, IL.


17. iii. WILLIAM BURTON DRURY, b. October 05, 1886, Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL; d. November 12, 1950, Whiteside Co, IL.


 



 


 


12. EDWARD JOSEPH3 NICEWONGER (DANIEL2, JOSEPH1) was born 1866. He married MINNEOLA (MINNIE) SLOCUMB April 17, 1889 in Albany, Whitesides Co, IL. She was born December 24, 1868 in Albany, Whitesides Co, IL, and died January 29, 1906.


More About EDWARD NICEWONGER and MINNEOLA SLOCUMB:


Marriage: April 17, 1889, Albany, Whitesides Co, IL


Child of EDWARD NICEWONGER and MINNEOLA SLOCUMB is:


 


 



i. LEROY4 NICEWONGER, b. 1892.


More About LEROY NICEWONGER:


Census: 1885, Jefferson, Marshall Co, IA


 



 


 


13. HARRY MARKER3 FRYE (JANE2 NICEWONGER, JOSEPH1) was born December 18, 1858, and died June 20, 1934. He married LAURA AGNES BELL. She was born February 14, 1863, and died April 27, 1931.


Children of HARRY FRYE and LAURA BELL are:


 


 



i. CHARLES HARRY4 FRYE, b. 1887; d. 1894.


ii. SAMUEL A FRYE, b. July 25, 1888.


iii. GEORGE EDWARD FRYE, b. 1891; d. 1894.


 



 


 


14. TRAUGER JACOB3 FRYE (JANE2 NICEWONGER, JOSEPH1) was born March 28, 1862, and died July 01, 1942. He married (1) SADIE FLETCHER. She was born May 15, 1861. He married (2) ELIZABETH HARR. She was born August 20, 1887, and died April 04, 1959.


Children of TRAUGER FRYE and SADIE FLETCHER are:


 


 



i. NANETTE4 FRYE, b. 1882.


ii. JENNY E FRYE, b. March 16, 1890.


iii. BELLA C FRYE, b. 1894.


iv. MATTHEW FRYE, b. Bet. 1894 - 1898.


v. MARTHA M FRYE, b. 1898.


vi. GRACE IRENE FRYE, b. Bet. 1898 - 1905.


vii. ANNA FRYE, b. 1906.


viii. MAGGIE FRYE, b. Private.


 



 


 


Generation No. 4



15. MERCED M4 MUNSON (JOESPHINE MARGARET3 NICEWONGER, LEVI HULL2, JOSEPH1) was born November 09, 1887 in San Joaquin Co, CA, and died August 02, 1956 in Solano Co, CA. She married VICTOR E BONNEFOY 1906 in CA. He was born 1887 in CA, and died in CA.


More About VICTOR BONNEFOY and MERCED MUNSON:


Marriage: 1906, CA


Child of MERCED MUNSON and VICTOR BONNEFOY is:


 


 



i. EDWIN V5 BONNEFOY, b. 1909, CA.


 



 


 


16. WALTER CARROLL4 DRURY (ANNA GRACE3 NICEWONGER, DANIEL2, JOSEPH1) was born June 09, 1881 in Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL, and died November 1939 in Fulton, Whiteside Co, IL. He married BELLE SNYDER April 28, 1908 in IL. She was born 1888 in IL.


Notes for WALTER CARROLL DRURY:


WALTER CARROLL DRURY


HUNDREDS MOURN THE PASSING OF WALTER C. DRURY


Inexpressible sorrow filled the hearts of the many hundreds of friends of Walter C. Drury when word came last Monday morning that he had passed away at seven o'clock. His serious illness had been a matter of concern during the several days he was being cared for in Jane Lamb hospital but no one could down the hope that he might be spared to loved ones and friends. His passing was a shock to all. His home was in Fulton and home and family meant much to him. In his home town he was an active member of the Presbyterian church, for many years serving on the board of trustees; and in the Brotherhood; he was intensely interested in Sunday school work and the lives of the boys and young people who were in his classes testify to the sincerity of his purpose and his lasting influence; he was a member of Fulton City Lodge No. 189, A. F. and A. M., of the Royal Arch Masons and of Merton Chapter No. 356 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and held highest offices in each organization. He was a valued member of the Men's Discussion club. In fact, he was interested in all good civic and social affairs.


In Clinton where he was in business as general manager of the Schall Candy Company for many years he was a member of the Rotary club, was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, and associate member of the Harmonic club, helped promote the Civic Concert Movement and took part in many drives of the Y. M. C. A. Mr. Drury had held executive positions in organizations of the confectioners' industry. He was past president of the Society of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry of the War with Spain. He had traveled extensively in the interests of his business and of the many organizations with which he was affiliated. Thus he had a wide acquaintanceship and numbered his friends by all with whom he had come in contact. He loved life and he loved people. The passing of such a man is truly mourned and truly he will be missed.


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Walter Carroll Drury was born in Garden Plain, June 9, 1881, the son of William W. Drury and Anna Nicewonger Drury. He attended the rural school and graduated from the Albany high school. Later he spent five years in Kansas and afterward lived in Chicago for ten years. On June 17, 1898, he enlisted for service in the Spanish American war being enlisted in the Sixth Illinois Infantry. He saw active service in Puerto Rico and on September 14, 1898, was honorably discharged. Mr. Drury came to Fulton in 1908 and became affiliated with the Patent Novelty Company. Later he joined the Schall Candy Company of Clinton and as manager built up a nation-wide reputation for the candy industry. On March 29, 1909, he was united in marriage with Miss Belle Snyder and the home was established in Fulton. Mrs. Drury survives along with their four children, Mrs. James Farra VanMeter (Harriet) of Lexington, Ky,; Mrs. David O. Clark (Marion) of Boston, Mass,; Richard of Chicago and William Walter at home. He is also survived by his father, W. W. Drury of Boliver, Mo.; a sister, Miss Elizabeth Drury of Chicago; a brother W. B. Drury, of Garden Plain, and two grandchildren, Nancy and Jimmy VanMeter of Lexington, Ky.


Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Presbyterian church with the Rev. Harry Harned of the Clinton congregational church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jones Earl Corwin of Fulton. Mr. Harned, a friend of many years gave a message of comfort to the bereaved family and friends. Mrs. Lutie G. Harrison presided at the organ playing among other numbers a few of Mr. Drury's favorite hymns. The many, many beautiful floral offerings were expressions of the love of friends of Mr. Drury, Mrs. Drury and the family. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Earl Thomsen, Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, Mrs. G. H. Thompson, Mrs. Verna Ward, Mrs. Hannah Cummings, Mrs. Alfred Thomsen, Mrs. E. Seelye and Mrs. Helen Pope. During the services at the church Sergt. Noel and Adj. Hoover of Clinton stood as guards. Burial was in the family lot in the Fulton cemetery, where the commitment service was in charge of George Mickelson Camp No. 8 with a. J. Meyer of Clinton as commander and Roy Tallman of Camanche as chaplain. Also present were members of the Roy Humphrey Post of Spanish-American War Veterans of which Mr. Drury was a member and members of the Fulton Post and other Posts of the American Legion Pallbearers were Janvrin Mitchel, Marvin Legel, Frank Timmons, John Ingwersen, and Graham Thomsen of Fulton, and Jay Richard Lein of Clinton. Honorary pallbearers as escorts were Spanish-American War Veterans from several places in Illinois and Iowa. If "To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die," then Walter Drury still lives for he was a friend who loved and was loved. Besides the many relatives and friends from Fulton and Clinton and Garden Plain attending the last rites, there were also a number from Chicago, Belvedere, Dixon, Geneseo, Sterling, Morrison, Albany, Prophetstown, Moline, Rock Island, Savanna, Davenport, Chadwick, DeWitt, Galva, and Mt. Carroll.


 


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More About WALTER CARROLL DRURY:


Burial: Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Whiteside Co, IL


More About WALTER DRURY and BELLE SNYDER:


Marriage: April 28, 1908, IL


Children of WALTER DRURY and BELLE SNYDER are:


 


 



i. RICHARD5 DRURY, b. March 25, 1912, Whiteside Co, IL; d. September 22, 2003, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co, CA; m. LOUIS (SIC) BLAIR.


ii. MARION JANE DRURY, b. April 23, 1914, Fulton, Whiteside Co, IL; m. DAVID O CLARK, 1940.


More About DAVID CLARK and MARION DRURY:


Marriage: 1940


iii. HARRIET ANN DRURY, b. December 27, 1910, Fulton, Whiteside Co, IL; m. JAMES FARRA VAN METER; d. December 05, 1978, Lexington, KY.


Notes for JAMES FARRA VAN METER:


Surgeon, local civic leader J. Farra Van Meter dead at 79


Lexington civic leader Dr. J. Farra Can Meter died Tuesday afternoon of a respiratory ailment. The retired general surgeon was 79.


A Native of Lexington, Van Meter opened his practice here in 1929. Before his retirement in January 1978, he had served for 20 years as director of the cancer clinic at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was also on the staffs at the Central Baptist and St. Joseph hospitals.


During his medical career, he served as president of the Fayette County Medical Society, chairman of the Council of he Kentucky Medical Association and president of the Kentucky Division of the American Cancer Society. He was a member of the Kentucky Surgical Society and the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


He was appointed in 1964 to the state Board of Health.


At the age of 71, Van Meter entered local politics and was elected to a two year term on the old city commission. After the merger of the city and county governments in 1974, he served a four year term as an at large member of the Urban County Council.


An active churchman, Van Meter was a ruling elder of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., for 30 years, and he served on the General Council and was chairman of the Council of he Presbyterian Church. U.S., for three years. He was a member of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church.


 


More About JAMES FARRA VAN METER:


Burial: Pisgah Cemetery


iv. WILLIAM WALTER DRURY, b. 1923, Whiteside Co, IL; m. EARLY JUNE PARK, November 1945, Whiteside Co, IL.


Marriage Notes for WILLIAM DRURY and EARLY PARK:


Marriage Licenses


The following three marriage licenses were issued at the county clerk's office on Monday: William W Drury 22 of Fulton and Early June Park 24, of Tulsa, Okla: Donald M Halfhill 22 of Bowling Green, Ind and Alice M Means 22 1810 15th Ave South Clinton, IA and John F Gould 21 712 First avenue, Sterling and Lorranine Lawrence 17 402 West Fourth street, Sterling. STERLING DAILY GAZETTE-Wednesday 11 July 1945 pg 7,2


More About WILLIAM DRURY and EARLY PARK:


Marriage: November 1945, Whiteside Co, IL


 



 


 


17. WILLIAM BURTON4 DRURY (ANNA GRACE3 NICEWONGER, DANIEL2, JOSEPH1) was born October 05, 1886 in Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL, and died November 12, 1950 in Whiteside Co, IL. He married MARY ETHEL EGE December 17, 1912 in Clinton, Clinton Co, IA. She was born May 06, 1892 in Peabody, Marion Co, KS, and died July 11, 1978 in Albany, Whiteside Co, IL.


Notes for WILLIAM BURTON DRURY:


BURTON DRURY


FULTON --------- Burton "Bud" Drury, 77, of 13596 Frog Pond Rd, Fulton, died Tuesday, Aug 13, 1996, at the University Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa.


Arrangements are pending at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Fulton. STERLING DAILY GAZETTE-Wednesday 14, August 1996, Sec A2 pg 4


DEATHS and FUNERALS


W.B. Drury, Formerly of Farm Bureau, Dies


ERIE--William Burton Drury, 64 former director of the Whiteside county Farm Bureau for several years, died at 6 p.m. Sunday after being bedfast with illness for a year.


Funeral services are to be conducted at 1?30 p.m. Wednesday at the residence and at 2 p.m in the Albany Methodist church. Rev. George Schreiner, pastor, will officiate.


Mr. Drury was a member of he Albany Masonic lodge, AF and AM.


He lived in Garden Plain township and Albany all his life with the exception of a he years he resided in Kansas.


He was occupied with farming in Garden Plain township. He moved to Albany after retiring in February of 1946.


He was born Oct 5, 1886 in Garden Plain township. He was the youngest son of William W. and Grace Nicewonger Drury.


Mr. Drury married Mary Ethel Ege Dec 17, 1913. She survives.


Other survivors are two daughters Lois M Drury of Champaign and Mrs. Allen Wilson of Newton township; two sons, William Burton Drury of Garden Plain and Charles Drury of Danville.


A sister, Miss Elizabeth Drury of Chicago; a Step-brother, earl Fassett of Prophetstown; tow half sisters, Mrs. R.E. Williams and Mrs. Mary Welsh of Kansas City, MO, and five grandchildren.


Preceding him in death wee a brother, W.C. Drury; and infant daughter, Kathryn, and his parents. STERLING DAILY GAZETTE-Monday 13 November 1950 Sec 2 pg 2.


More About WILLIAM BURTON DRURY:


Burial: November 14, 1950, Luft Memorial Cemetery, Albany, Whiteside Co, IL


Notes for MARY ETHEL EGE:


OBITUARY NOTICES


Mrs. Mary Drury Dies Tuesday


ALBANY---Mrs. Mary Ethel Drury, 86 of Albany, died Tuesday at Morrison Community Hospital.


Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Albany United Methodist Church preceded by a family prayer services at 1:45 p.m. Burial will be in Luft Memorial Cemetery in Albany. Visitation is Thursday from 6 -9 p.m. at the Bosma Funeral Home in Fulton.


She was born in Peabody, Kan. on May 6, 1892 the daughter of Charles B. Ege and Ema Craig. She married William Burton Drury in Clinton, Iowa, on Dec 17, 1913. She taught in rural Bublin and Spring Creek Schools. She resided in Albany for 36 years. She was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church, Esther Circle, Friendly Circle, United Methodist Women


S Club, Evangeline Chapter of Eastern Star, Albany and Garden Plains W.F.


A memorial has been established to the Albany United Methodist Church.


Survivors include two daughters, Louis Drury of Champaign; Mrs. Allen (Mary E.) Wilson of Newton Twp; two sons, Burton of Garden Plains, Charles of Jackson, Mich; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Everett Egge of Garden Plains.


She was preceded in death by her husband, on infant daughter and one sister. STERLING DAILY GAZETTE-Thursday, July 13, 1978-page 4


More About MARY ETHEL EGE:


Burial: July 13, 1978, Luft Memorial Cemetery, Albany, Whiteside Co, IL


More About WILLIAM DRURY and MARY EGE:


Marriage: December 17, 1912, Clinton, Clinton Co, IA


Children of WILLIAM DRURY and MARY EGE are:


 


 



i. LOIS MAUDE5 DRURY, b. April 28, 1916, Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL.


Notes for LOIS MAUDE DRURY:


In 1948 Lois Maude was living in Champaign, Champaign Co, IL.


ii. WILLIAM BURTON DRURY, b. August 11, 1919, Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL; d. August 13, 1996, Fulton, Whiteside Co, IL; m. LOUISE ALICE NICHOLAS, March 1940, Whiteside Co, IL; b. East Clinton, Clinton Co, IL.


Marriage Notes for WILLIAM DRURY and LOUISE NICHOLAS:


Marriage Licenses


Marriage licenses have been issued at Morrison to Robert B. Wilson an Maxine Barrett of Morrison; William Drury and Alice Nichols of Garden Plain; Willard G. Thomas and Marie Burkett, both of Sterling Karl J Wentsel of Morrison and Elisabeth Hungate of Sterling/ George beard and Marian Cunningham both of Polo STERLING DAILY GAZETTE - Saturday 23 March 1940 Sec 10 pg 3


Easter Sunday Nuptial Unites Louise Nichols and Burton Drury


The Garden Plain Presbyterian church was the scene of a very pretty wedding Easter Sunday afternoon, when Miss Louis Nichols, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nichols East Clinton, ILL, became the bride of Burton Drury son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Drury of Garden Plain. The church was filled with the many friends of the bridal couple. Preceding the ceremony Miss Emma Gusse sang, "I love You Truly" and "O Promise Me." with Mrs. Maynard Stone at the piano. As the strains of the "Bridal Chorus." from "Lohengrin." were sounded by Mrs. Stone, the members of the bridal party took their places at the altar.


At 2 o'clock the single ring service was read by the Rev. Ralph Kofoed, pastor of the Erie and Zion Methodist churches,


More About WILLIAM DRURY and LOUISE NICHOLAS:


Marriage: March 1940, Whiteside Co, IL


iii. MARY ELLEN ETHEL DRURY, b. Abt. 1920, Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL; m. ALLAN R WILSON, November 1948, Whiteside Co, IL.


More About ALLAN WILSON and MARY DRURY:


Marriage: November 1948, Whiteside Co, IL


iv. CHARLES EDWIN DRURY, b. February 24, 1921, Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL; m. DIANA GARDNER, April 13, 1946, CA; b. Abt. 1921, Whiteside Co, IL.


More About CHARLES DRURY and DIANA GARDNER:


Marriage: April 13, 1946, CA


v. KATHRYN ELIZABETH DRURY, b. November 24, 1927, Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL; d. December 11, 1927, Garden Plain Twp, Whitesides Co, IL.


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