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Dellar Rone
Guest
Jul 07, 2005
7:50 AM
I am hoping to find information as to how I can obtain an obituary for Charles Welch who died in Tampico in November of 1914. We only have a brief article which appeared in the Kewanee Star Courier that his son, William Timothy Welch of Elmire, IL, formerly of Tampico and Prophetstown, had received word that his father (Charles Welch) had passed away.
By finding an obit for Charles, we hope to possibly learn the name of his parents.
Charles Welch was born in Newark, NJ on 30 April 1833. He was married to Mary Ellen Cronin on Oct. 18, 1863 in Benicia, Solano County, CA. From census records, we know he was in Tampico by 1870 with wife and several Children, including Wm T. Welch, Mary Welch (Renner), George Wesley Welch (whom we believe was a pastor and married to Carra Daily). Also, a son, Glenn Mercer Welch (who died at age 45 of heart disease in Peoria, IL)who is our link to the Welch family.
This is a very nice genealogy site and I want to thank you in advance for any help in this matter.
Della Rone, Sacramento CA
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Denise
238 posts
Jul 08, 2005
10:44 AM
Della,
I have emailed Sharon Welch Callaghan, in Deer Grove, to see if she may have any further info for you. I will check the archives for a Tampico Tornado issue for an obit in the next day or two. Will let you know what I find or hear from Sharon.
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
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Denise
239 posts
Jul 08, 2005
1:56 PM
I have transcribed the obit for Charles Welch and Mary Ellen in our OBITS section. I'm still waiting to hear from Sharon Welch Callaghan to see if she is related to this line and if she has any more info.
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Guest on Jul 09, 2005 3:30 AM
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Denise
240 posts
Jul 09, 2005
7:19 AM
Also checked the funeral log:
#436
Name: Chas. Welch
Ordered by: Wm. Welch
Age: 81
Cause of death: Old age
Date of Death: Nov. 16, 1914
Date of Burial: Nov. 18, 1914

#461
Name: Mrs. Chas. Welch
Ordered by: Wm. Welch
Age: 72
Cause of death: La Grippe
Date of death: Jan.31, 1916
Date of Burial: Feb. 2, 1916
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Administrator on Jul 09, 2005 7:26 AM
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Denise
241 posts
Jul 10, 2005
9:24 AM
I heard from Sharon - Here's her response:
Dear Denise,

We are not related to this Welch family. Rhonda Renner Loos owns the Sterling Beauty School and might know something about them.

She had asked me about this' Welch' conncection. I would imagine this Welch family was not Catholic. Our Welch name was originally

Walsh but the teacher changed it to Welsh and then Welch. So much for formalities. Sharon


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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
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Denise
244 posts
Jul 13, 2005
2:46 PM
I have emailed you info from Charles' death certificate!
I also have death certificate for Charles Aaron Welch,b. July 5, 1888, d. March 8, 1945, spouse Laura B., parents John Welch/Katherine K. Walker.
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Administrator on Jul 13, 2005 3:08 PM
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Denise
245 posts
Jul 14, 2005
7:06 PM
Della,
I need your mailing address to send the copy of the death certificate. Please email me.
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Administrator on Jul 14, 2005 7:17 PM
Della71
1 post
Jul 18, 2005
8:03 AM
Dear Denise,
Thank you so much for all the wonderful help and the information you have given me regarding the Charles Welch family in Tampico. I am absolutely elated.
This is a great site! I've read everything on it and intend to return often. This site feels like home.
In appreciation,
Della Rone
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Denise
252 posts
Jul 23, 2005
1:37 PM
Della,
You are so very welcome. I received your lovely card and reimbursement for certificates. Thank you.
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
welch/renner
4 posts
Sep 26, 2009
2:01 PM
This Glenn Welch was the brother to my great-grandmother, Mary Ellen Welch Renner and my grandfather was named after his uncle, this Glenn Welch. I have a wonderful photograph of this Glenn Welch which has been handed down through the Renner family. I am connected to the Welch/Renner families of the Tampico/Deer Grove area and my great-great grandfather William Renner founded Deer Grove.
Denise
460 posts
Sep 27, 2009
6:02 AM
Hello welch/renner,
I have wanted to honor the Renner families in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery for several years. Any information or photos you would be willing to share would be greatly appreciated! Also, would anyone in your family care to do a presentation on either of these families in our 2010 Memorial Day Cemetery Walk? Good to have you on "board."

Unfortunately, we don't do "Walks" in the Union cemetery. At least not yet! They are Bureau Co., so their Gen. Society may do it sometime.

Last Edited by on Sep 27, 2009 6:10 AM
Elaine 37
1 post
Sep 29, 2009
11:51 AM
Hello welch/renner
I am replying to your message to Della Rone about Glenn Welch. She forwarded it to me because Glenn Welch was my grandfather. My father was Gaylord Wesley Welch Glenn's only child. Della was married to my brother and has been helping me with my reserch.
I am so excited hearing from you. Yes we would love a copy of your picture of Glenn. I have never seen a picture of him. Do you have any other pictures of Charles Welch and flamily.I have so many questions to ask you if you might have time to answer some. I am 72 years old and did not start looking into my family until I retired. My parents never talked about their families. My father died when I was 19 and had not talked to him about his family in detail. As an adult I tried to talk with my mother about it but she just won't talk about it. My e-mail is elaine.lingenfelter@verizon.net If you would like to contact me that way. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Elaine
Elaine 37
2 posts
Oct 03, 2009
12:40 PM
Welch/Renner Hello New Cousin, Boy is this exciting. I'm answering this as quickly as I can to let you know I've read your reply and wanted to let you know. I would love the picture if you are sure you don't want it. Also could I have a copy of Charles and Ellen 50th Anniversary picture because I don't have any pictures of them or any of the family from up there. It would be so great to see what they look like. Also is there any way I could see or get a copy of the book about Patrick Cronin. I would make sure you got it back. It may be the answer to a big question I have. Glenn's brother William was a blacksmith in Elmira. Probably the one your grandfather learned his trade from. Uncle Will is how I know him and My grandfather Glenn married sisters. When Glenn left his wife Uncle Will took them in and my grandmother was his bookkeeper. She and my dad finally got a place of there own. This is a long story but Ill shorten for now. William had the blacksmith shop and when cars came in he changed it over to a garage and worked on cars. Which my father did also when younger. But any way I heard stories about gangsters from Chicago coming down to have their cars taken care of and hiding out when things got to hot for them up there. I never could figure why they would come to Elmira of all the places they could go. This would have been before 1938 because this was when he died. My dad even had a paper backed book I remember of pictures of gangster cars some had been shot up and died men around them like you would see from back at that time. Maybe they were part of the Cronin family. I’d love to see the book so I could do some research into it.

I have a lot of info on the Welch and Cronin families that I’d love to send you if you would like. My big question is where the Welch family came from. My dad told me I was Scott/Irish. I wish now I talked more about that part when he was alive. Everyone talked about Uncle Will and what a strong brogue he had. I always thought it was Scottish because Elmira was settled by Scottish farmers. I never knew Uncle Will his wife and my grandmother all died just before I was born. I do have info on Ellen Cronin parents which could help you when you go to Ireland.
Please send me your address too so I can send you all the info I have. Maybe your e-mail address too so I can send you any new items I might find later.
Bye for now

Elaine Lingenfelter
4910 129th St. NE
Marysville, WA 98271

elaine.lingenfelter@verizon.net
Denise
469 posts
Oct 05, 2009
8:34 AM
There are two message threads for Welch/Renner. Here is link to the other one:Charles/Glenn Welch

Last Edited by on Oct 05, 2009 8:36 AM
Denise
504 posts
Jan 08, 2010
7:09 AM
Sadly, I received the following email from Della Rone's daughter -
"Hello,
I'm sure some of you may have already heard the sad news, however, I'm just opening my mom's e-mail and note that she's still receiving e-mails from a few people. Additionally, I do not have phone numbers for some of her contacts and I just wanted to make sure everyone had been contacted.

Regretfully, I'm writing to let you know that my mom, Della, has passed away. She passed way Dec 30th after a long hospital stay following surgery on her leg.

A memorial service will be held in Galva at Rux Funeral Home at 11:00am on January 16th, calling hours are 1 hr prior to service. For more information...

You may contact me at the e-mail below.
Sharon
kea10smom@yahoo.com"

Della's Obit online

Della was born on June 24, 1934 and passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009.


Rux Funeral Home

Della G. Rone
(June 24, 1934 - December 30, 2009)

GALVA - Della G. Rone, 75, of Sacramento, CA, formerly of Galva, died at 10:25 PM, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, CA.
Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 16 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Don Reul will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

Della was born June 24, 1934 in LaFayette, IL, the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Clark) Winter. She married Kenneth K. Rone on October 22, 1974 in Chillicothe, IL. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2006. Survivors include two sons, Scott (Carla) Welch of Pentaluma, CA and Ted (Charlene) Welch of Sacramento, CA, two daughters, Sandy (Gary) Maxey of Freeport, IL and Sharon Kelso of Sacramento, CA, a brother, Edwin (Arlene) Winter of Chillicothe, IL, eleven grandchildren, Meghan (Jake) Hernandez, Sarah Comer, Paula Welch, Keaton Kelso, David Welch, Charles Welch and Karin, Amanda, Ben, Dan and Robyn Maxey, one great grandchild, Alexander Davis and her special friend that she considered as a daughter, Janine Simac. She was also preceded in death by a son, Michael and one sister, Shirley Smith.

She graduated from Toulon High School in 1952. She had worked as a purchasing agent for Pearson Brothers/IME. She had recently published a family cookbook and a family memory book. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Galva. Her hobbies included genealogy, painting, drawing, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

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