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101 Alvin E. Hoffman (partical article) 1979 Washington County History book.
Alvin and Viola Hoffman, and both their children, Virgil and Gladys, were confirmed and married in North Prairie Methodist Church and attended Elm Point Elementary School.
Except for his service time in WWI, Alvin E. Hoffman lived his entire life on the same farm and even today, his remains are at rest on a portion of that land, as he, along with his parents, four brothers and four sisters, are buried on North Prairie Cemetery.
By: Viola Hoffman 
102 Alvin moved to Long Island, NY where he worked for RCA until he died. Per Lori McConnell PHILIBERT ALVIN (I11548)
103 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16165)
104 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I13575)
105 Amanda was a sister to Sophia Elizabeth Harmon who married Elias Owens.
Dana Whetstone has her born in Missouri.
has her born in 1847 in Stone County, MO. 
106 Among the foreign born citizens of Washington County was Senator F. E. W. Brink, who was born on March 17, 1827 in Westphalia, a Province of Prussia. He left his native country at an early age and came to America, landing in Washington County September 22, 1844. His parents followed a year later. He went to New Orleans as a shipping clerk for 7 years and returned to Washington County on May 6, 1854 and married Carolina Hoffman who had also immigrated here from Prussia. They were the parents of ten children, namely: Fred Brink, Carolina Krueger, Louise Rolf, Mary Cohlmeyer, Henry Brink, Ann Cohlmeyer, Elizabeth Greiman, Rev. Edward Brink, and Flora Cohlmeyer. Frederich was involved in farming and stock-raising. They owned a farm in North Prairie, now owned by the Dueker family. In 1872 they moved to Hoyleton where he and William Weigel owned the Mill.

In politics, he was a democrat. His first vote was cast for Lewis Cass in 1848. In 1874, the Repubican party nominated him for Representative in General Assembly, but he did not accept. In 1876 he was nominated for the office of State Senator on the Democratic ticket for the 42nd District. He accepted the nomination and was elected by a handsome majority. While a member of the 30th Legislature he was honored with the chairmanship of an important committee. In the 31st General Assembly, he was a member of the committee on State Charitable Institutions, the Agriculture Drainage, Miscellaneous and Manufacturing and Labor Committee. He and his wife were life-long members of the Hoyleton Zion Church, of which he was one of the founders.

Newspaper article regarding the original Zion Evangelical Cemetery and Zion Evangelical Church in North Prairie - date of article unknown. (This cemetery is prior to North Prairie Methodist Church Cemetery).


Back in 1861, a group of eighteen farmers met at the home of Frederick E. W. Brink in North Prairie to establish a new church. Eight acres of land was purchased from F. W. Krughoff for $12.50 per acre, and preliminary plans were made for the building program, which included a church, school, parsonage and "laying-off" a cemetery. Later that year, carpenter Henry Hake was given a contract to build a church 30 x 50 feet, 16 ft. high, with eight windows and a tower. He was to receive $217 for his labor.
The day the tower of the new church was completed, a bad storm leveled the building. Undaunted, the members set about to rebuild the church, completed it in 1863.
Back in those days, when the infant farm congregation was being organized, prices of commodities, compared with today, are little short of amazing. For instance, when the parsonage was ready for painting, the labor amounted to $15. Later a fence was built to enclose the property, each member being required to furnish ten fence posts or contribute a dime. On one occasion, the pastor was compelled to build his own chicken house. Another pastor, desiring a porch on the parsonage, added it himself.
Today this pioneer church is gone, its members long ago having transferred to Hoyleton, but the old cemetery remains. And recently a cemetery committee composed of Rueben Westerfeld, Clarence Hake, Roland and William Beckemeyer, were appointed to restore the long-neglected burial ground, now a thicket of hedge and bramble, dug up by marmots. Many of the old stones were gone, broken or vandalized. So, for the record, a large central marker was erected, upon which are engraved the names of all who are buried here, 85 in number. The oldest grave is that of Marie Westerfeld, born in 1832.
A new chain fence protects the site, which is southeast of New Minden and southwest of Hoyleton. Here is an example of pioneer cemetery restoration that is commendable. Washington County, like its sister counties in southern Illnois, has many of these old burial grounds, most of them completely neglected. Updating the same with a central marker, inscribed with all the names of those buried, seems a fine idea

107 Amos remarried after Rosa passed away but it was stormy and didn't last. HOSS AMOS H. (I17904)
108 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I20671)
109 An invalid her entire life. A victim at 4 or 5 yrs. of age of a huge tornado and laid out under a brush pile. Happened May 27, 1896 and she was found a couple of days later. Per Robert Brink

Sponsors were Sophia Mientemeier and Louise Holzhauer per Robert Brink. 

"In the middle of living we are embraced by death." This unpleasant truth was confirmed anew through the sudden death of Mr. Friedrich Hake from North Prairie. Apparently he had left his home and had gone with his son Alfred to the Illinois Southern Railroad to go to Huegely where he planned to board the trin to Nashville. About 40 acres from the house of Mr. Wm. Brink, Sr., Mr. Hake suffered a stroke and fell to the ground. mr. Wm. aussieker, who had set out in the woods and likewise was going to the railroad, saw him fall and hurried quickly to the place, but the soul had already passed. the deceased had fallen backwards and lay with the right hand stretched out and the left hand on the chest. Without pain, without struggle, he went to eternal rest -- he would never reach his earthly goal but did reach the heavenly goal, which he had always anticipated.
As soon as Mr. Aussieker was sure that the life was gone, he lifted the departed from the track and notified Mr. Wm. Brink, Sr., who with Mr. Friedrich Neuhaus, brought the body home. The sorrow of his relatives from the heavy blow of fate which took from them their husband and father is more to be contemplated than described. He had already had two strokes from which he fully recovered; in the past year he enjoyed good health.
The post-mortem examination was held on Tuesday evening and the report read death by heart attack. The jury consisted of Dr. Walter Burgess, Henry Hake, Jr., J. H. C. Wiese, Friedrich Wacker, Friedrich Krughoff, Sr., and Henry Maschhoff. Mr. Hake was born on February 8, 1834, in the farming community Hordinghausen, the parish of Lindorf, (Post Office Wittlage) in Hanover, Germany, and came in 1848 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Hake, Sr., to the United States.
From St. Louis they moved to North Priarie about a year later. On the 12th of August, 1860, Mr. Hake married Miss Sophia Hartmann, daughter of Mr. Heinrich Hartmann, the union of which was blessed with 15 children of whom 3 sons and a daughter preceded the father in death. He leaves behind, besides his grieving widow, 11 children: Louis Hake, Mrs. Lizzie Huck, Mrs. Martha Krughoff, George, Edward, Frank, and Miss Sarah Hake, Alfred, Joseph, Albert ad Lorenz Hake, as well as 22 grandchildren, a foster son and two brothers, Heinrich and Ernst Hake.
Mr. Hake was one of the first German settlers of this county and from very modest beginnings he brought it to prosperity through diligence, caution and thrift. When he came to North Priairie, everything was still a wilderness, but the hard working hands of the good German changed forest and prairie into fine farmland. The hard work and the self-denial radiated the character, and in the rigorous school of life, Mr. Hake became a man of unbending will and energy. His fellow citizens proved to him their respect because they frequently bequeathed honorary offices to him. He was, therefore, repeatedly Township Assessor, Justice of the Peace, and for over 20 years a school trustee. In famly life he was a loving husband, a caring father and saw his children grow up to be useful, honest people.
As a young man, he attended the German Methodist Church and helped to establish the first Methodist parish in North Prairie. About 40 years he presided as Superintendent of the Sunday School there wand worked at the same time as a local minister. Just last Sunday he preached in the Methodist Church in Hoyleton, but the thought never occurred to his listeners that they had heard his voice for the last time. The Sunday School pupils whom he had instructed so many years in the scriptures and the parishioners to whom he showed the way to salvation will preserve fond memory of him and through him the promise will be fulfilled: "The teachers will give light as the splendor of heaven and they direct so many to righteousness as the stars, always and eternally."
The funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday) afternoon in the church in North Prairie, whereupon burial will follow at the cemetery there. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the sorrowing survivors.
(Illinois Volksblatt, 15 January 1903)


On Friday afternoon the funeral of Mr. F. W. Hake was held in the German Methodist Church in North Prairie. At the house of mourning a short funeral service was held under the direction of Rev. Miller. Rev. Pannwitt said the prayer. The exceptionally large funeral procession moved to the church here, which was filled to such capacity with mourners that many could not gain entrance. The Chorus sang the favorite song of the deceased:
"Eternally with the Lord,
Shall be my life's fate
These words shall always be my hope
It shall close heaven's gate."
Rev. Pannwitt gave the prayer after which the elder superior F. Mahle from Belleville gave a comforting message about the words: Christ is my life, dying my victory." The deceased had chosen these words as his life's motive. At the end of the service, the mourners sorrowfully looked for the last time upon the countenance of their friend lying in peaceful slumber. The pastors Eirich, Katthain and Schroedel were present at the funeral service. Because the deceased departed so suddenly and the possibility of an apparent death could not be excluded, the burial was postponed. After the service on Sunday morning, the deceased was buried at the parish cemetery. His grave site is near the church in which he worked with great blessing almost a lifetime as a local minister and Sunday School Superintendent. While he slumbers in teh narrow chamber toward resurrection day, he will live on in the memory of loving friends.
(Illinois Volksblatt 22 January 1903)
111 Andrew, Mary and their two children, ages 2 and 1, along with Andrew's brother, "Gib" traveled by wagon to Wybark, Indian Territory in 1900. They moved to Eufaula, OK in 1901.
Andrew decided to move back to Missouri, and the family boarded a train for the journery. They located on a farm near Shell Knob. This took place after the birth of their 3rd child.
The pull of the "New Land" was great, and Andrew again decided to go to OK. It was in 1906 and his brother "Zen" who had just married Mary Ellen Ray, accompanied them.
The next move was in 1907 when Andrew settled in Devil's Canyon, just south of Binger, Oklahoma. The terrain was such that a dug-out seemed feasible, and they dug a room into the side of a bluff and faced it with a wooden wall. This was their home for the time being. 
112 Andrew, Mary and their two children, ages 2 and 1, along with Andrew's brother, "Gib", traveled by wagon to Wybark, Indian Territory in 1900. They moved to Eufaula, OK in 1901.
There is a photograph of Gilbert "SGib" Owens on p. 562, Stone County History Book. 
113 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16216)
114 Ann died in 1937 of heart disease in Riceville, Iowa. HAIGH ANNA (I20571)
115 Ann lived at Janesville Road in Dover, Wisconsin. Ann was the only daughter of John Noble and Martha Dyson to live to adulthood and have children. Ann emigrated to USA when she was 25 years old. She lived in the Noble home until she married Peter Hankinson who was also from England. Peter was a widower with two grown daughters. He was a cabinet maker and stair building in the days when winding stars in the more expensive homes were built by hand. After Peter's death, she lived with her brother Lewis the last 7 years of her life. Ann's favorite expressions was, "I can do a bit."

Ann Noble, oldest child of John and Martha Dyson Noble, was born in England in 1816 and came to America with the Noble family at the age of 25. She married Peter Hankinson, and they lived on the Janesville road in the town of Dover. Two children were born: Martha, born in England, and who married James Sutliffe, and after his death married Simeon Whitely. Robert, who married Louise Hook. Martha Sutliffe had one son, James, jr., who married and had six sons. Martha Whiteley had three boys: Walter, Frank and Simeon and three daughters, Annie, Ella and Mary. Simeon lived in California and Mary in Washington.

Robert Hankinson had one son, Ray, in Washington, D. C., and one daughter, Hazel, in Detroit, Michigan.

Besides these eight grandchildren, there were great grand children and great, great grand children raising the total of her descendants to 82.

Ann Noble Hankinson lived in the home of her borther, Lewis, the last seven years of her life and served her many relatives by mending for them. Her favorite expression being "I can do a bit." She died April 26, 1890, at the age of 74 years.

From "Joseph Henry Noble and Annie Haigh Noble Family History and Genealogy"
NOBLE ANN (I20743)
116 Anna and Henry and two of their three sons, Theodore and Edwin, were killed when a cyclone hit New Minden on June 7, 1907. Although Herman's life was spared, he was severely injured, having suffered a broken arm, one leg broken in two places, and a head injury. SACHTLEBEN ANNA (I13521)
117 Anna and her third husband, Carl, died suddenly of heart attacks the same day. They had a double funeral and are buried in St. Louis. MEINERT ANNA (I16422)
118 Anna Isabelle Owens, 5th child of William King Owens, born 29 Oct., 1844, Washington County, Missouri. (His first four children were by a previous marriage. wlg) She became acquainted with William Thomas Taylor (b. l Septe., 1841 Tennessee), who had moved to Washington County, Missouri. He enlisted in Capt. C. J. Barnes' Company J, 5 Reg., Ks. Cav. on 24 April, 1862, during the Civil War at Springfield, Missouri. Records show him to be a man 6 foot, 1 1/4 inches tall, complexion light,eyes black, occupation, farmer. He was honorably discharged at De Valls Bluff, Arkansas, on the 23rd day of April, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service.
He and Anna were married 5 Oct., 1865, at Potosi, Missouri, by Robert H. Dickey, J.P. They remained in Washington County, Missouri, until the following year at which time they moved to Stone County, accompanied by John and James Owens, brothers of Anna Taylor. There they took up residence on land next to her parent's farm in Alp9ine Township (T22N, Range 24 W). They remained on the farm until 1902, when they moved to Monett, Barry County, Missouri, to live until Thomas died 29 June, 19113, of paralysis. He had attained the age of 72 years, 7 months and 29 days.
Thomas had made applicationand did receive a $25 monthly pension for his Civil War service. Upon his death, Anna applied for a widow's pension and received $12 a month until her death. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Bougher, at 5:20 o'clock Thursday evening, January 28, 1915. She had a stroke of paralysis six days before her death and gradually failed from that time. (Her death certificate lists the cause of death as "apoplexy."
The obituary said, "Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bougher home, 1008 East Broadway, Monett, Missouri. Rev. W. A. Todd, pastor of the Baptist Church will conduct the services."
Mrs. Taylor was a hard working woman, a good wife and mother. She had attained the age of 72 years and 3 months, less 1 day.
Both Thomas and Anna are buried in the Westbay (now IOOF) cemetery at Monett. All 7 of their children and grandchildren were born in Stone County.
There is a photograph of William Thomas Taylor and Anna Isabelle Owens Taylor in Stone County History p. 554.

p. 554 - 555
Leonard E. Carey
History of Stone County Missouri 1989
Stone County Historical Society 
119 Anna was a school teacher at Chandler, Oklahoma; and George was employed at the same school OWENS ANNA ELIZABETH (I01250)
120 Anna was the daughter of August and Caroline Renegarbe Frye but was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William Templemeyer, when she was about one year old after the death of her mother. She grew up in Venedy, Illinois.

From "Hoffmans 1662 - 1972"
Compiled by Bernice Reinhardt 
121 Another incident of interest, recited in the Martyr's Mirror, is the presecution and death of Verena Landis in 1643. The name Verana is no doubt a variant of Veronica, or Fronica, the latter being a family name carried by the Landis and intermarried branches in America through many generations.t go with the beadles. As she could not accompany them, she was compelled to make a promise that she would remain a prisoner in her own house, which promise she accordingly fulfilled. However, as they treated her very harshly, and supplied her with very bad provisions, death was, in a very short time, the consequence: thus she departed her life, full of hope and joy; and because she suffered this for the name of the Lord, he will reward her hereafter with a crown of everlasting bliss, and free her from eternal death." LANDIS Verena (I33248)
122 Another son has served in the armed forces and is now attending the same school as son Tom attended at Rolla. The daughter is an R.N. employed at St. Mary's hospital, St. Louis, MO. GRACE THOMAS (I02480)
123 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I05971)
124 Arthur and Lena lived the first nine years of their marriage in the log cabin built by Arthur's Grandfather, Fred Gade. In 1929, they built a new home. the home was a Gordon Van Tine pre-cut home and all the lumber was shipped to Oakdale by train and hauled from there to the farm by wagon.
Arthur and Lena grain farmed and milked holsteins till 1950 when they changed from dairy to beef cows. While on the farm they were active in Farm Bureau, the Pilot Knob Methodist Church and the Luney Grade School, until it was closed.
They retired from farming in 1960, when they moved to Nashville, although they returned frequently to the farm to do what they could. 
125 Arthur and Lillian began their married life in Hoyleton where Arthur was the Rural Mail Carrier on Route 2. This route was the north half of the Hoyleton area. He was privileged to continue on this route for 39 years before he retired. He began his job with horses and mail wagon and retired with a jeep. Arthur like to recount many incidents he experienced such as delivering baby chicks and taking care of animal pelts.
The Rixmanns lived their entire life in Hoyleton. In 1929 they built a new home south of the highway and are still living there today. At the time of this writing, Lillian is 85 years old and Arthur will be 85 in August. They are both in good health and are very active in mind and spirit. They are members of the Zion Evan. United Church of Christ. Arthur has been active in the American Legion as he served World War 1. He has also been active in the lodges of this area. They are planning to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this December.
From: 1979 Washington County History book 
126 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16315)
127 Arthur was an excellent farmer and owned land near Minco, Oklahoma, where he raised his three children.

There is a photograph of the Arthur Owens family taken in 1910 on p. 560 of Stone county History Book. 
128 Article from recently published (prior to 2/10/88) MONROE CO. INDIANA FAMILY HERITAGE. Marie Gines said it had been written two years prior to the above date.


The Oldest daughter of Roy Hays, Loretta Jean Hays, married John Thomas Gines on June 6, 1954. He was born in Monroe County, but his family was from Washington, Indiana, and before that, Illinois and Ohio.

Jean and Tom were high school sweethearts at Bloomington High School. After they were married, Tom was drafted into the service and was stationed in the state of Washington. Their first child, a boy named Mark David after two of Tom's friends, Mark Engledow and John David Greyson, was born five years after their marriage. By this time Jean and Tom had returned to Bloomington. Tom worked at R & S Boot Shop and Jean earned her professional hairdressers license. After trying for a second child for mnay years, they adopted a little girl, named Sherri Lynne by Mark, and within a few months found that Jean was pregnant. Alicia was born nine months after Sherri.

Tom developed a heart disease and died in April, 1976. Since his death Jean has earned her instructor of cosmetology license. She is currently a secretary at Center for Real Estate. She has raised her three children to adulthood quite successfully, and now enjoys the company of her two grandsons. Mark David married Carol Ann Kurtenbach on February 2, 1980. She is a local girl whose family is a German descent and had settled in Illinois. They have two boys, Matthew Thomas born October 6, 1983, and Christopher Raymond born April 27, 1985. Mark was a manager at Wagner's Shoe Box until it closed. He is now a salesman at Wylie's Furniture Company. Carol attended I.U. where she earned her teaching degree. She currently is working at the Inn of the Four Winds as a hostess while she works on her master's degree.

Sherri Lynne has started her freshman year at I.U. She is currently working as a dental assistant for a doctor in Ellettsville.

Alica Ann is in her final year of high school. She is active in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She plans to attend a junior college where she can play one or more of these sports. 
129 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I31056)
130 As of 1972 is married and has a child. HILDEBRAND CAROL (I13902)
131 As of 1972 is married and has a son. KOELLING WILFRED (I13899)
132 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I07464)
133 As of 1998 both Powis and Winifred's ashes are still in the cupboard of Paul Heitmeyer's house in Portland. They are to be scattered at sea at Cannon Beach, Oregon. HEITMEYER POWIS LEE (I07922)
134 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F02074
135 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I05915)
136 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I10316)
137 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I10379)
138 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16237)
139 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16154)
140 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I14186)
141 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I08946)
142 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I14042)
143 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16323)
144 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16122)
145 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16123)
146 Attended Colorado State University. HOFFMAN SON (TWIN) (I02542)
147 Attended Colorado State University. HOFFMAN SON (TWIN) (I02541)
148 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16590)
149 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I02985)
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