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Brady, Sarah, Kate and Edwin
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Jan 02, 2013
2:09 PM
Would like to contact family members or descendants of these Bradys who are buried in the Tampico cemetery. Lived in Sterling in 1880 census.
894 posts
Jan 05, 2013
12:38 AM
Hi Margaret. I have contacted a Brady family to see if they link to the names you mentioned. I'm pretty sure they do and will re-post when I hear back from her.
895 posts
Jan 12, 2013
7:13 AM
I'm wondering if any of our readers are familiar with any of these people?
Samuel Dickey Brady, b.Jan. 26, 1809, Hamilton, OH - d. Jan 23, 1882, Hunnewell, Kansas
Wife: Sally Nash Wilson, b. Aug. 24, 1820, OH - d. April 2, 1898, Fairfield Twp, Bureau County, IL
Wilmer Samuel Brady, b. July 24, 1861, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co., IL, d. Feb. 2., 1922 in CA
Edwin Elmer Brady, b. Jan., 1866, IL - d. Nov. 26, 1933 in Tampico, IL

Edwin married:
Kate Ann Myers, b. Sept. 3, 1864, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co., IL - d. Sept 23, 1949 in Tampico, IL
Children of Edwin & Kate:
1. Mae (Mary) B. Brady, b. Feb. 11, 1888, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co., IL - d. Dec. 12, 1962 in Tampico, IL

2. Bessie Brady, b. Mar. 16, 1891, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co., IL - d.Oct. 9, 1963, in Tampico, IL

3. Nellie Brady, b. April 17, 1892, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co., IL - d. Oct. 24, 1947 in Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL; Married: Ralph Dronenberg

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Nellie Brady Dronenberg
Name: Nellie Brady Dronenberg
Birth Date: 17 Apr 1892
Birth Place: Fairfield Twp , Illinois
Death Date: 24 Oct 1947
Death Place: Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois
Burial Date: 26 Oct 1947
Burial Place: Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois
Cemetery Name: Riverside
Death Age: 55
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Female
Residence: Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois
Father Name: Edwin E. Brady
Father Birth Place: Fairfield Twp., Illinois
Mother Name: Kate Myers
Mother Birth Place: Fairfield Twp., Illinois
Spouse Name: Ralph Dronenberg
FHL Film Number: 1991972

4. Minnie Brady, b. Dec. 12, 1893, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co., IL
Married *Edward Hickman Eshelman (Nov. 28, 1883, Sheffield, IL- d. 1974) *His 2nd marriage
Children of Edward H. Eshelmon & Minnie Esheman (Eshelmon):
1. Edith M. Esheman, b. abt. 1920, IL Lived in Rock Island, IL in 1930
2. Richard L. Eshelman, b. abt. 1921, IL " "
3. John W. Eshelman, b. abt. 1924, IL " "
4. Lois Eshelman, b. abt. 1926, IL " "
5. Doris Eshelman, b. abt 1928/29, IL " "

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Last Edited by on Jan 12, 2013 7:15 AM
897 posts
Jan 12, 2013
7:14 AM
BRADY GENEALOGY FOUND ON ANCESTRY.COM - I have not had chance to verify their infomration. It seems to be a series of 'copying' other member's infomration.
Author: ljneuman
Links to Samuel D via his g/d Minnie Brady to Eshelman
Part of LAURA ANNE ESHELMAN Descendancy
His sources: 1850 Census & Ancestry's "One Tree"

[Note: All of the above information was gathered from the Eshelman Family Tree Created by ljneuman on Ancestry.com. He does not list many resources/sources and not all of it is accurate. Below is an obituary for Edward V. Eshelman, spouse of 1. Effie Anderson and 2. Minnie Brady. I can get the rest of the obituaries for the local people at the Historical Society on my next visit to TAHS]

1994 - Edward V. Eshelman
Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
Edward V. Eshelman
Date of Birth: April 18, 1916
Date of Death: February 10, 1994
Interment: Tampico Memorial Cemetery
Gary Bruns; Randy Wetzell; Raymond Bruder; Lowell Batten; David Batten; Steve Swanson
Mr. Edward V. Eshelman, age 77, of 206 Washington Street, Tampico, IL, died Thursday, February 10, 1994 in CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico, with Rev. Mary Ann Kvapil, pastor of Tampico United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 13 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial has been established in his memory.
Mr. Eshelman was born on April 18, 1916 in Hooppole, IL, the son of Edward and Effie Eshelman. He was united in marriage to Fern Sullins on January 14, 1939 in Clinton, IA. He was employed at Owens Trucking during his lifetime and retired about twelve years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Fern of Tampico, IL; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Joann) Fredericks of Prophetstown, IL; two sons, Dal Eshelman of Tampico, IL, and Gerald Eshelman of Rock Falls, IL; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Keith (Arlene) Wheelock of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.[Note: He was also married to Minnie Brady]

Obituary for DRONENBERG
FRANK DRONENBERG , 91, died Tuesday evening ( 31 Jan 1967) at the Morrison Public Hospital. Mr. Dronenberg was born at Odell, Ill., on March 12, 1875, the son of Robert H. and Susan (Davis) Dronenberg. He received his education in Odell and Valparaiso, Ind., schools. He married Lillian Ida Bronson on June 9, 1897 in Odell. They moved to the Tampico area in 1899 and farmed there until 1950, when they moved to Prophetstown. Mr. Dronenberg had seved as a member of the board of the Tampico Cemetery for many years and he served as a school board member. He was road commissioner and assessor of Fairfield Township and served as Elder of the Tampico Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Harold, Lake Odessa, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Berna) Winchell, rural Prophetstown; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, George, Odell; and Ralph, Prophetstown; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1961, two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Nina) Bingenheimer, and one in infancy. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Tampico Church of Christ. The Rev. David DeFor will officiate. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Thursday. Schmitt Funeral Home in Tamp

Last Edited by on Jan 18, 2013 1:16 PM
898 posts
Jan 18, 2013
12:22 PM
Thursday, September 29, 1949, 1;3
Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Brady were held at Parent’s chapel Monday afternoon with a large number of relatives and friends present. Rev. Frank Pedersen, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated.

Mrs. A. A. Yarde Sr., accompanied by Mrs. Myrtle Young, sang “At the End of the Road” and “When I Shall Fall Asleep.” Mrs. G. A. Stevens and Mrs. Glenn Carlson were in charge of the many beautiful flowers.

A graveside committal was held in the Tampico Memorial cemetery with Richard and John Eshelman of Rock Island, Ariel Brady of East Gary, Ind., Edwin and Maynard Peterson, grandsons, and Donald Peterson, serving as pallbearers.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Eshelman and family of Rock Island, Mr. and Mrs. Ariel Brady of East Gary, Ind. And Mrs. Ella Wright of Sheffield were among the relatives attending the services.
Mrs. Kate Ann Brady passed away into the presence of her Savior whom she received about a year ago, on Sept 23, 1949, in the home of a grandchild, Mrs. Donald Peterson near Deer Grove, at the age of 85 years and 20 days.

Mrs. Brady was born to John and Sarah Myers on September 3rd, 1864 in Fairfield Township, Bureau County, where she spent nearly all her life. She was married to Edwin E Brady on September 20, 1887, and to this union were born four daughters.

Mrs. Brady had a stroke in July, 1947, which left her a partial invalid. The last illness was short for she went to bed on Saturday afternoon and passed away on the following Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Brady was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Nov. 26, 1933; a daughter, Nellie Dronenberg, on Oct. 24, 1947; a brother, Elba Myers; a sister, Lillie Wright; and one grandchild. She leaves to mourn over her departure three daughters, May Peterson and Bessie Reinagle of Tampico and Minnie Eshelman of “Rock Island; a sister, Ella Wright; grandchildren, great grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends.

Additonal information from Funeral Log: Mother's maiden name: Sarah Marshall, b. IA. Father: John Myers, b. New Jersey. Cause of Death (available - please contact me privately).

Last Edited by on Jan 22, 2013 5:46 AM
899 posts
Jan 18, 2013
1:03 PM
OBITUARY - E. E. Brady
Thursday, November 30, 1933, 1;3
E. E. Brady Passed Away Sunday Morning, Funeral Held Tuesday -
Funeral services for E. E. Brady well known farmer of this vicinity who passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 26th, were held Tuesday afternoon. A short service was held at the late home at 1:30. Rev. J. C. Weir, pastor of the local Christian church, offered prayer and Rev. S. H. Zendt, pastor of the First Christian church of Galesburg, spoke briefly.

Services were held here at the Christian church at 2 o’clock. A large number of relatives, neighbors and friends attended. Rev. Weir gave the scripture reading, reading the 29th and 90th Psalms. Rev. Zendt, an old friend of the deceased, preached a very comforting sermon.

Mrs. Ivan Exner and Miss Marjorie McKenzie sang two favorite hymns, “Abide With Me” and “Rock of Ages,” accompanied at the piano by Mrs. L. B. Winchell.

Burial was made in the Tampico cemetery. Six grandsons, acted as pallbearers, they were: Ariel Brady, Cecil, Maynard, Edwin, Harry and Leroy Peterson.

Among those from out of town who attended the service were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Eshelman and family and Misses Edna and Evelyn Dronenberg of Rock Island; Miss Alice K. Hills of Morrison; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barber and George Miller of Manlius; Perry Yentz of Princeton; Mr. Stephen Myers of Rock Falls; Mr. and Mrs. George Senning of Prophetstown; Mrs. S. H. Zendt of Galesburg and Leroy Peterson of Chicago.

Edwin Elmer Brady, the youngest son of Samuel D. and Sally Nash Brady, was born on the 29th day of January of the year 1866, here on the home farm. On this same place of his birth, he closed his life span Nov. 26, 1933, having attained the age of 67 years, 10 months and 6 days.
When but four years of age, he moved with the family to Missouri where they made their home for one year, thence moving to the state of Kansas. The sunflower state was their home until Mr. Brady was ten years of age, when he and his mother returned to his native state, Illinois and making their home in Sterling. After a residence of some eight or ten years in Sterling, they moved back to the farm where the remaining years of his life were passed.

Father Brady passed away on Jan. 22, 1882. Mother Brady closed her earth pilgrimage on April 2, 1898.
Mr. Brady and Kate Ann Myers were married in Dixon, Ill. on the 20th of September, 1887.

The wife and mother lives to mourn the loss of husband and father of her children. The four daughters, May Peterson, Bessie Reinagle, and Nellie Dronenberg, all making their home in Tampico, and Minnie Eshelman of Rock Island, mourn the passing of father. There are 18 grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Shirley Ann Tuft.

Wilber S. Brady, the brother, passed away Feb. 2, 1922. A half-brother, Wilson A Williams, passed away April 14, 1923. One half-sister, Kate R. Conkling, alone remains of this family group.

Additional Information from our Funeral Log:
Parents: Samuel D. Brady, b. Ohio (State)
Mother: Sally N. Wilson, b. State of Indiana
COD: (available. Contact Denise McLoughlin for more information)
Certifying Physician: Dr. Terry, Tampico

Last Edited by on Jan 18, 2013 1:16 PM
1 post
Mar 17, 2017
12:38 PM
hello everyone. i am the granddaughter of minnie brady eshelman and the daughter of lois eshelman heinsen. i have been doing quite a bit of research on the family and have managed to trace the family of kate meyers brady quite far back on her maternal side (which would be the lineage of sarah frances marshall meyers.) it's quite interesting...the marshall side of the family was descended from quakers and goes back to ireland in the mid 1600s. the matlock side is equally as interesting and involves a man named samuel barlow who was part of carving out the oregon trail. he has a wikipedia page for anyone interested. sarah marshall was the granddaughter of george murdock who is mentioned in the listing for mr barlow. i have been trying to work my way back from samuel dickey brady, but have been unable to get much farther than his parent's names (john brady and jane bell). and if anyone knows our relationship to the conklings, i would love to know! i can remember meeting Osa when i was quite young and she was quite old at the time. all i know is they lived near the farm of edwin and kate brady. no one in my family seems to know. if i can help fill in information anywhere, please let me know. thank you!
2 posts
Mar 17, 2017
12:52 PM
minnie brady eshelman and edward eshelman also had another daughter Peggy Joann, the youngest(6 children all together). she is living in florida currently, not sure of her birth year though. guestimating around 1932.
3 posts
Mar 19, 2017
1:33 PM
ok, just figured out the Conkling connection. edwin brady had a sister kate, who married a conkling. so minnie (brady) eshelman and osa conkling were cousins. one mystery solved!
1077 posts
Mar 21, 2017
11:50 PM
Thank you for sharing your family history, heidij. If you would like, you can submit a Descendancy Outline to me & I can either upload it to our Family History section or put it in our Vertical Files at the TAHS. Thank you! (please provide contact information with report)
4 posts
May 02, 2017
4:36 PM
i'm afraid i personally do not have anything formally put together in the form of an outline. all of my info (farther back than sarah marshall) has all come from ancestry. com and familysearch. org. and famiysearch. org is a free site established by The Latter Day Saints.
1078 posts
May 03, 2017
12:04 PM
That's fine. You may want to consider downloading a FREE genealogy software program. There are several available online. Legacy, RootsMagic & MyHeritage are a few. You can create a Gedcom from you tree on Ancestry.com and upload it to any of the software programs. It makes it much easier to add, correct or delete information as well as create various types of reports. Again, thank you for sharing the information you have.
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Dec 28, 2017
1:43 PM
We have family records from Osa Conkling that my Father In Law inherited when she died. I mean tons of it, all the way back to 1745. But what I want to post right now is the mystery of who was the father of Edward Elmer Brady's half sibs and why it appears he came back here with his Mother alone. As you can see in the obit the half sibs are Williams and the Mother's name at marriage was Wilson. Sarah Nash Wilson married Robert Williams who died September 12, 1859. She then married Samuel Brady. Those half sibs were much older. I will post more about them latter. But if you are like we were wondering why/who/what happened and why their is no mention in what info is in above because the father's name missing, we have that soulved. I have to add bless the pack rat Osa was to keep all this (and her generations before her) her tiny house was full the roof.
1116 posts
Feb 05, 2018
6:41 PM
Hi Cyndy,
Thank you for sharing the family information. We are looking forward to hearing more from you!

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