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Jackie Shields / Joyce Ellen Weeks


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Jackie Shields / Joyce Ellen Weeks

Husband: Jackie Shields
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Joyce Ellen Weeks
Born: at: 
Died:at: 
Father:  at: 
Mother:  at: 
Children
Name: Rodman Shields [12950]
Born: at:
Died: at:
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Pedigree Chart for: Jackie Shields

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Pedigree Chart for: Joyce Ellen Weeks

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|--Joyce Ellen  Weeks 
|     /--John Taylor  Bryant 
|  /--John Willis  Bryant  Sr.
|  |  \--Victoria  Haynes 
\--Maxine  Bryant 
   |  /--John Taylor  Bryant 
   \--Gladys Leigh  Robbins 
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[1297] This person is presumed living.

[12950] This person is presumed living.

Foulques IV 'Rechin' Count d'Anjou / Hildegarde de Beaugency

Husband: Foulques IV 'Rechin' Count d'Anjou
Born: 1043at: Anjou, France
Married: at:  
Died: 14 Apr 1109at: Anjou, France
Father: Geoffroy II Count de Gatinais
Mother: Ermengarde, Countess of Anjou
Sources: [2507]
Wife: Hildegarde de Beaugency
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Children
Name: Ermengardis D' Anjou [2495]
Born: ABT 1090at: Anjou, France
Died: 1 Jun 1146at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Foulques IV 'Rechin' Count d'Anjou

      /--Aubri   Count of the Gatinais
   /--Geoffroy I 'Ferreol'   Count of Gastinois
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/--Geoffroy   II Count de Gatinais
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\--Ermengarde, Countess of  Anjou 
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   \--Hildegarde Countess of  Anjou 
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Pedigree Chart for: Hildegarde de Beaugency

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(--?--) / Mindwell Hosford

Husband: (--?--)
Wife: Mindwell Hosford
Born: 20 May 1722at: Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Died: 31 Mar 1807at: Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Father: Obadiah Hosford
Mother: Mindwell Phelps
Notes: [3728]
Sources: [3729] [3730]
Children
Name: Aaron II Phelps [5048]
Born: 31 Mar 1743at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Mindwell Phelps
Born: 1744at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Sarah Phelps
Born: 30 Mar 1745at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Nathan Phelps
Born: 1750at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Mindwell Hosford

      /--William  Horseford 
   /--John  Hosford 
   |  \--Sarah   
/--Obadiah  Hosford 
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|--Mindwell  Hosford 
|     /--George  Phelps 
|  /--Joseph  Phelps 
|  |  \--Philura  Randall 
\--Mindwell  Phelps 
   |  /--George  Phelps 
   \--Mary  Porter 
      \--Mary  Stanley 

[3728] Mindwell Hosford is the niece of John Phelps' mother, Sarah Hosford. Mindwell and her mother-in-law's common ancestors are John Hosford and Phillipi Thrall. In other words, her mother-in-law is also her aunt.

[5048] Arron Married Abigail BARBER.

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Thomas Wells / Johanna Barrington

Husband: Thomas Wells
Born: ABT 1435at: Whorecross, Stafford, Staffordshire, England
Married: at:  
Died: AFT 1503at:
Father:
Mother:
Sources: [4398]
Wife: Johanna Barrington
Born: ABT 1440at: Parva Hayward, Stafford, Staffordshire, England
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Sources: [4399]
Children
Name: Joane Wells [4395]
Born: ABT 1461at: Whorecross, Staffordshire, England
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Thomas Stockley


Pedigree Chart for: Thomas Wells

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Pedigree Chart for: Johanna Barrington

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Quincy Adams / Nancy Cooper

Husband: Quincy Adams
Born: at: 
Died:at: 
Father:  at: 
Mother:  at: 
Wife: Nancy Cooper
Born: at: 
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Children

Pedigree Chart for: Quincy Adams

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Pedigree Chart for: Nancy Cooper

      /--William Andrew  Cooper 
   /--Collier Thomas  Cooper 
   |  \--Sara 'Sallie' Ensign  Phelps 
/--Collier Thomas  Cooper  Jr
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|  \--Geneva Elizabeth  Winkle 
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|--Nancy  Cooper 
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\--Annie Clair  Drewry 
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[5581] This person is presumed living.

[5579] This person is presumed living.

Ken Goerke / Lenore Bremser

Husband: Ken Goerke
Born: 5 Apr 1915[7988] at:
Married: 1 Jun 1938at:
Died: 18 Sep 1997[7989] at:
Father:
Mother:
Sources: [7988] [7989] [7990]
Wife: Lenore Bremser
Born: 16 Mar 1913[8047] at:
Died: at:
Father: John Nicolaus Bremser
Mother: Susanna Berres
Sources: [8047] [8048]
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Ken Goerke

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Pedigree Chart for: Lenore Bremser

      /--Johann Heinrich 'Henry' Adam  Bremser 
   /--Charles  Bremser  Sr.
   |  \--Philippina  Schupp 
/--John Nicolaus  Bremser 
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|  \--Marie  Schneider 
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|--Lenore  Bremser 
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George M. Avery / Seraphina Princess Mary Phelps

Husband: George M. Avery
Born: 2 Dec 1802[10859] [10860] [10861] at: New Lebanon, Columbia County, Ny
Married: 24 Jan 1839at: Knox County, Illinois, USA
Died: 31 Dec 1886at: prb Galesburg, Knox Cty, Illinois
Father: William Thomas Avery
Mother: Phebe Throop
Notes: [10863]
Sources: [10859] [10860] [10861] [10862] [10864] [10865]
Wife: Seraphina Princess Mary Phelps
Born: 19 Jan 1815[10939] [10940] at: prb Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Died: 12 Dec 1891at: prb Galesburg, Knox Cty, Illinois
Father: Aaron Noble Phelps
Mother: Clarissa Root
Notes: [10941]
Children
Name: Robert Hanneman Avery [10345] [10343] [10344] [10346]
Born: 16 Jan 1840[10343] at: Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 13 Sep 1892[10344] at: Peoria, Illinois
Spouses: Sarah Payson Ayers

Name: John Thomas Avery [10977]
Born: 25 Dec 1841at: Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 8 Nov 1905[10977] at: Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Spouses: Flora Olmsted

Name: Mary Avery [10653]
Born: 13 Aug 1844[10653] at: Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 1931at:
Spouses: William R. Butcher

Name: Cyrus Minor Avery [10744] [10742] [10743]
Born: 19 Jun 1846at: May 29, 1899
Married: at:  
Died: 15 Sep 1905[10742] at: Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Spouses: Minnie Evalena Bartholemew

Name: Phebe Throop Avery [11196] [11197]
Born: 21 Dec 1848at: Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: George Avery [10539] [10540]
Born: 9 Apr 1854at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Frederick Authur Avery [10875]
Born: 15 Oct 1857at: Galesburg, Illinois
Died: 25 Nov 1860at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: George M. Avery

      /--Abraham  Avery 
   /--Nathan  Avery 
   |  \--Jane  Hill 
/--William Thomas  Avery 
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|  \--Deborah  Thomas 
|     \--
|--George M.  Avery 
|     /--
|  /--William  Throop 
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\--Phebe  Throop 
   |  /--
   \--Prudence  Hyde 
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Seraphina Princess Mary Phelps

      /--Aaron  Phelps 
   /--Aaron  Phelps  Jr.
   |  \--Rachel  Bagg 
/--Aaron Noble  Phelps 
|  |  /--Moses  Noble 
|  \--Mary  Noble 
|     \--Mary  Grant 
|--Seraphina Princess Mary  Phelps 
|     /--Thomas  Root 
|  /--Thomas  Root  Jr.
|  |  \--Abigail  Collins 
\--Clarissa  Root 
   |  /--Thomas  Root 
   \--Princess  Noble 
      \--Hannah  Sacket 

[10863] "George Avery is descended from Christopher Avery, the ancestral line being traced down through James, Thomas, Abraham, Nathan, William and to George Avery. George Avery was the founder of the family in the west, establishing his home in Galesburg in 1837. There he built the second house in what was then known as Log City. There he built the second house in what was then known as Log City, in the midst of a tract that came to be called the Avery farm. He married Saraphena Princess Mary Phelps, who came to the west with her brother and mother, settling in Knoxville, Illinois, where she married Mr. Avery. For many years Mr. Avery continued to engage in general farming but at length retired and took up his abode within the limits of Galesburg, living on North Cherry street. There the fruits of his former toil supplied him with all of the necessities and many of the comforts of life up to the time of his death, which occurred on the first of January, 1884. His wife also died at the Cherry street home." -- Rice, James Montgomery, "Peoria City and County, Illinois: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement." S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912. p. 182.

[10941] Seraphina came to Knox County "with her mother [Clarissa Root] in 1836, her father having died six years before. They settled in what is now Galesburg, where the mother died in 1856." -- History of Knox County, p. 840 Mr. Avery's marriage was celebrated Jan. 24, 1839, in Knox County, when he was united in holy matrimonial bonds with Miss Seraphina Princess Mary Phelps, a native of Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Col. Aaron N. and Clarissa (Root) Phelps, natives of Westfield, Mass. The Phelps family is one of the oldest in New England. Two brothers landed in America May 30, 1630, coming from England on the ship "Mary and John", commanded by Capt. Squibb. Aaron N. Phelps was a colonel in the War of 1812. Mrs. Avery was born Jan. 19, 1815 and was the eldest of a family of three children. The others, who are deceased, were Mrs. Sybelana Kilbourn and Royal A. N. Mrs. Avery came to this county in 1836 with her mother, her father having died six years before. They settled in what is now Galesburg, where the mother died in 1856. Mr. and Mrs. Avery have had born to them seven children, as follows: Robert H., President of the Avery Corn-Planter Company of Peoria; John T. a farmer of Rio Township, this county; Mary, now Mrs. Rev. William R. Butcher of Wataga; Cyrus M. of Avery & Co. of Peoria; Phebe T. now living at home; and George, a farmer of Kansas. Fredrick Arthur died when about three years old. Robert H., the eldest son, married Miss Sarah P. Ayers; they are the parents of five children—Minnie E., Fredrick A., Sadie T., Cornelia, and Ellen K. Robert enlisted in Co. A, 77th IL Vol. Inf. in 1862, and served until the close of the war. He was taken prisoner and placed in Andersonville prison, where he remained for about eight months. He is the inventor of the Avery Corn-Planter, as well as other useful implements, and owns a controlling interest in the factory at Peoria. John T. took to wife Mrs. Flora Olmsted. Mary became the wife of Rev. William R. Butcher, and they have five children—Harry E., Mary Z., Etha, William, and Irene. Cyrus M. married Miss Minnie E. Bartholomew, and to them have been born three children—Elvira P., George L, and Grace O. George married Miss Ada Wood, and they are the parents of three children; the name of the only one living is Edith L. Cyrus M., who is now Secretary of the Avery Corn-Planter Company, graduated from Knox College, standing No. 1 in his class. Mr. and Mrs. Avery are consistent, sympathetic Christians, and are connected by profession of faith with the First Church of Christ. Mr. Avery is a stanch Republican and Prohibitionist. --1886 Portrait & Biographical Album of Knox Co., IL.

[10345] Robert enlisted in Co. A, 77th Ill. Vol Inf., in 1862, and served until the close of the war. He was taken prisoner and placed in Andersonville prison, where he remained for about eight months. He is President of the Avery Corn-Planter Company of Peoria, Ill. [and] the inventor of the Avery Corn-Planter, as well as other useful implements, and owns a controlling interest in the factory at Peoria. -- History of Knox County, p 840 Union soldier Robert H. Avery of Galesburg, Ill., survived confinement in the infamous Confederate military prison at Andersonville, Ga., where 13,000 of his fellow prisoners died. One of the ways he kept his wits about him was by sketching a corn planter of his own design. The detailed sketch of this planter eventually became the basis of the Avery Co. of Peoria, Ill., and half a century later, the firm was calling itself "The Largest Tractor Company in the World," employing 2,600 men and producing eight different tractors, as well as motor cultivators, trucks, It is peculiarly refreshing, in these days of defections, when names that once were regarded as synonyms of commercial honor, have become disgraced or tainted with suspicion, to turn to those who have closed their earthly account, leaving a record unassailed and unassailable. They restore our waning confidence in men, and encourage us still to strive after legitimate success, which as they have shown is really attainable. Among these none have left a brighter record than Robert H. Avery, founder of the immense business which is now the Avery Company of Peoria. Peoria has been remarkable for many years for the extent and rapid development of its manufacturing industries, especially along the line of agricultural implements. Peoria is recognized today as the center for this industry in the middle west, and the rich farm regions around the city owe much of their growth and development to the implements manufactured there, for tilling the soil and harvesting the crops. The Avery Company today is the largest manufacturer of agricultural implements in the city, and it owes its success to the business qualities and strict integrity of its founder, Robert H. Avery. A good portion of the history of our country is preserved in the biographies of leading and active men who have borne an important part in the various enterprises of their time. The characters and good deeds of good men should be sacredly preserved, not only for the happiness and satisfaction which a record of them will give to all those immediately related to them, and their posterity in after generations, but also for the good example which the lives of such men, furnish to the young of our land, to follow in their footsteps, and thus further advance the true interests of our country. Robert H. Avery was born in Galesburg, Knox county, Illinois, January 21, 1840. He grew up on a farm, familiar from youth with all the needs and wants of the farmer. He was educated in the common schools of his home town, and had barely completed his education when the Civil war called him, as it did so many of the young men of his time to fight for the preservation of the Union. He served honorably for three years. Eight months of his service was spent in Andersonville prison. The long days, utterly without work, offered ample opportunities for his active mind to devise and invent. The result of the eight months' imprisonment was the plan of his first farm tool - a cultivator. He completed his invention as far as he could without any implements whatever. He carried the design from Andersonville, and upon his release built the completed implement, and laid the foundation of the magnificent business of today. When the war was over, Robert Avery returned to the farm, and with the aid of his brother Cyrus M. Avery, built the perfected tool, which he called "The Avery Cultivator." This lead at once to other farm implements, a stalk-cutter and planter, both of which he named after himself, and which are to this day in extensive use. Robert and Cyrus Avery entered into partnership and conducted a small business in Galesburg. This proved so prosperous, that in 1882, the brothers removed their small establishment to Peoria. The following year the partnership was incorporated under the name of the Avery Planter Company, w1th a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars, with Robert H. Avery as its president, an office which he held until his death in 1892. During the ten years of his life in Peoria, Mr. Avery saw his business increase from a little plant in a one-story frame building, to a magnificent institution employing over one hundred and fifty men and with an immense output of cultivators, corn planters, stackers, threshing machines, check-rowers, etc. Even this, however, represented only the beginnings of the growth of the Avery Company. Robert Avery was not destined to see the consummation of his labors. In 1899, seven years after his death the company was reincorporated, the capital stock increased to six hundred thousand dollars, and the name changed to The Avery Manufacturing Company. It was reorganized in 1907 under the name of the Avery Company, and its capital stock still further increased to two million five hundred thousand dollars. Magnificent additions have been made, a whole village has grown up around it, automobile implements have been added to the output, the working force has tripled, and the name of Avery Company has grown more honored with the passing years. This magnificent success rests on the broad foundation of Robert H. A very 's character and attainments. He was a man of marked capacity and decided character, and of the most undoubted integrity. He was modest and unassuming in his deportment, and retiring in his habits, but in whatever position he was placed he was emphatic and decided. He was possessed of business acumen, clear insight and ability to manage, control and direct. Of impressive personality, he possessed throughout his life such courage, self-assertion and mental as well as moral force as are seldom met with in any calling. He was a rare leader of men, and seldom were his judgments faulty. Frauds and pretenders of every sort he would not tolerate. He never forsook a friend and honor and honesty were his mottoes for all living. He always carried a genial humor that drew people to him. The most marked of all his characteristics was his marvelous force. The memory of his upright life remains as a blessed benediction to those who were his associates. He was one of those characters whom God has not permitted to live in vain and for naught. From his life may be deduced a moral of great value, and from it may be formed a model by which mothers may well strive to form the characters of their sons. -- Rice, James Montgomery, "Peoria City and County, Illinois: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement." S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912. p. 182.

[10744] Co-founder with brother Robert of Avery & Co. in Peoria. He also owned an interest in Frost Manufacturing Company. The Spiral-knife Stalk-cutter was invented by Robert H. & Cyrus M. Avery. Rice, James Montgomery. "Peoria City and County, Illinois: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement" , S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912 Original from the New York Public Library. In the city of Galesburg, where many years of his life were passed, Cyrus Minor Avery was widely known and his many attractive social qualities and admirable characteristics gained for him the friendship and kindly regard of all with whom he came in contact. He was one of Galesburg's native sons, his birth having here occurred on the 19th of June, 1846, when the city was but a small town and outlying districts of the state were largely undeveloped and unimproved. His parents were George and Saraphena Princess Mary (Phelps) Avery, both natives of the state of New York. The father was born in New Lebanon and was a representative in the seventh generation of a family that traces its ancestry back to Christopher Avery, the line coming down through James, Thomas, Abraham, Nathan and William Thomas to George. As a young man the last named came to the west, arriving in Galesburg in 1837. Here he built the second house in what was then known as Log City. Later the place of his abode, now on West Main street, came to be called the Avery farm. There he followed general agricultural pursuits at a time when the most fore- sighted could not have dreamed that his place would one day be near the very heart of the enterprising city. The lady whom he afterward made his wife came to the west with her brother and mother, settling in Knoxville, where they were married. For many years Mr. Avery continued to engage in general farming but at length retired and took up his abode within the limits of Galesburg, living on North Cherry street. There the fruits of his former toil supplied him with the necessities and comforts of life up to the time of his death, which occurred on the ist of January, 1884. His wife also died at the Cherry street home. They were members of the First Congregational church, in the work of which they took active and helpful part, Mr. Avery serving as deacon for many years. His political indorsement was given to the republican party. In the family were six children: Robert H., who died September 13, 1892; Mary, the wife of W. R. Butcher, living at Roodhouse. Illinois; John T., who died August n, 1905, at Galesburg; Cyrus M. ; Phoebe T., who is now living in Biloxi, 'Mississippi ; and George, also of Biloxi. Cyrus M. Avery was educated in the public schools of Galesburg and in Knox College, where he completed his course with the class of 1868. He worked with his father on the farm for a time and was early trained to habits of industry and diligence. He afterward engaged in the manufacturing business and made for himself a creditable position in trade circles in his native city. Early in the '705 he joined his brother, Robert Hanneman Avery, in the establishment of a plant for the manufacture of agricultural implements in Galesburg. The brother had been a soldier in the Civil War, was captured and was held as a prisoner at Andersonville, where he spent many otherwise idle hours in drawing in the sand of the prison yard designs of agricultural implements which he began to make soon after his release, the first being a stalk cutter and a corn planter. When the plans of the brothers were perfected for the conduct of an agricultural implement manufactory, they began business under the style of R. H. & C. M. Avery, operating their plant at Galesburg until 1882, when they went to Peoria and made arrangements for removing their factory to the latter city. There the enterprise was developed into a very large corporation known as the Avery Company. In 1883, after the removal of the business to Peoria, the Avery Planter Company was organized with a capital of two hundred thousand dollars. Ten years later the authorized capital was incresed to three hundred thousand dollars, and in 1900 the name was changed to the Avery Manufacturing Company, at which time the capital stock was increased to one million dollars. The business continued to grow and is now capitalized for two million, five hundred thousand dollars. The plant is one of the most extensive and prominent productive industries of Peoria, with business connections that reach out to all parts of the world. C. M. Avery continued active in the management and control of the interests at Peoria until 1902, when he returned to his native city and erected here a large, comfortable and attractive modern residence. The remainder of his life was divided between the two cities of Galesburg and Peoria; although he regarded the former as his home. It was here on the 4th of October, 1877, that Mr. Avery was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Evalena Bartholomew, who was born at Elmwood, Illinois, February 25, 1856, and is a daughter of Luzerne and Sarah Elvira (Payne) Bartholomew. They became the parents of five children : Elvira Princess, born September 25, 1878; George Luzerne, September 12, 1879; Grace Ophelia, Octoher her 8, 1883; Harriette, June 20, 1886; and Cyrus Minor, May 29, 1899. The first two were born in Galesburg, the last three in Peoria. George Luzerne Avery is still connected with the Avery Company as its secretary. The enterprise is now a business of mammoth proportions and includes the manufacture of agricultural implements, farm wagons, engines, threshers, engine gang plows, gas tractors and city and farm trucks. While the factory and main office are at Peoria, branch houses are maintained at Omaha, Nebraska ; Des Moines, Iowa ; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Fargo, North Dakota; Billings, Montana; Kansas City, Missouri ; Indianapolis, Indiana ; St. Louis, Missouri ; Grand Forks, North Dakota ; Sioux Falls, South Dakota ; and Aberdeen, South Dakota. The family circle was broken by death, when on the 15th of September, 1905, in Galesburg, Cyrus M. Avery passed away. His life record has been a credit and honor to the city which had ever honored and respected him. His business career was notable by reason of its successful achievement and the extent of the concern which was developed through the enterprise and under the able direction of himself and brother. He seemed to possess a faculty for devising and executing the right thing at the right time and this was joined to every day common sense. He seemed easily to discriminate between the essential and the non-essential, to see the possibility for the coordination of forces and to use each opportunity to the best advantage. Method and system were ever features of the business, together with the employment of skilled and expert workmen. In matters of judgment Mr. Avery was seldom if ever at fault and what he accomplished represented the fit utilization of the innate powers and talents which were his. As prosperity came to him he continually reached out a helping hand to those less fortunate and his benevolence was manifest in generous support of many worthy public projects and charities. Something of his position in the city of his birth is indicated in the fact that at his demise the year book of Knox College for 1907 bore the following inscription: "To the memory of Cyrus Minor Avery, honored alumnus, valued trustee, successful business man, upright and influential citizen ; whose singular nobility of character, loyal friendship and warm-hearted, open-handed generosity, his Alma Mater holds in grateful and loving esteem, This Book is Dedicated." This pictured forth the feeling entertained for him not only in Galesburg and in Peoria but wherever he was known and no higher testimonial of his character could be given than the fact that he was most honored where best known. Perry, Albert. J. (1912) History of Knox County, Illinois. Vol. II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago. pages 30-34

[11196] In 1912 was living in Biloxi, Mississippi.

[10539] A farmer in Kansas.

[10875] Frederick Arthur died when about three years old.

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    [14699] The State Index gives the marriage date as 01/21/1839. This is probably the date the license was issued.

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Lawrence William Bremser / (--?--)

Husband: Lawrence William Bremser
Born: 17 Dec 1917at:
Married: at:  
Died: 31 May 1986at:
Father: Laurence Rudolf Bremser
Mother: Mildred W. Wall
Notes: [11535]
Wife: (--?--)
Children
Name: Barbara Bremser
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Halpin

Name: Jeff Bremser
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Foo Bremser
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Beep Bremser
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Betty Bremser
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Lawrence William Bremser

      /--Johann Peter  Bremser 
   /--Georg Anton Ludwig  Bremser 
   |  \--Johanne Catharine  Oberländer 
/--Laurence Rudolf  Bremser 
|  |  /--
|  \--Wilhelmina  Mueller 
|     \--
|--Lawrence William  Bremser 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Mildred W.  Wall 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

[11535] William (Bill) was an officer aboard amine sweeper in the Pacific Ocean in the Navy in World War II. Immediately prior to World War II, he worked on the Alaskan Highway.


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