http://mctiernan.com/bhis1.htm  2-3-2017

The History of the Blaies / Blaes / Blaise Family from Diffembach, Moselle, Lorraine, France

from c. 1645 on

Blaies / Blaes / Blaise Family Armorial Coat of Arms & Crest

The earliest known paternal member of our Blaies family is -5.2. Claude Blaies, c. 1645-->1693. Although his exact birthplace is unknown, Claude was most likely born in the village of Diffembach in the parish of Hellimer, thirty miles East by Southeast from the city of Metz in the Province of Lorraine, in the state of Moselle in north east France very near the German border. -5.2. Claude Blaies is the first generation and Ron Wilson III is the first of the 12th known generation of the Blaies family on the paternal side. The maternal side of the Blaies family goes back 16 generations to Urbain Feisthammel, 1619--, born in the village of Uberkinger, Moselle, France.

Earlier it was thought that our village of origin was Petit-Tenquin, however, all of Claude's children were born in the village of Diffembach. At this point in time it appears that the migration path of our Blaies family is from the village of Diffembach to Bertrang to Petit-Tenquin to Hirbach back to Petit-Tenquin to Arnold, MO, America and finally to Mascoutah, IL, America..

While the names of -5.2. Claude's parents are unknown, he apparently had a brother with the first known dependent of his line being -5.1.1.1. Jean Georges Blaies, 1707--1742. -5.2. Claude also had a sister by the name of -5.3. Catherine Blaies, 1665--1717. As of 1997, there are over 1000 Blaies descendants.

One of the Blaies maternal family lines, Rosstauscher goes back fourteen generations to c. 1580. Another maternal line, the Feisthammel line goes back 15 generations to 1619. So far, we have three distant cousins in the general area of Petit-Tenquin in France, two are still living. They are Jean Fleury, 1924--12-6-1994, Josephine Lauth and Jean-Paul Hermann, 1945--. Jean Fleury was my generation's 6th and 8th cousin and Josephine is my generation's 2nd cousin 4 times removed. Jean-Paul is our 6th cousin, 4 generations removed. We also have a 7th cousin, 1 generation removed that lives in Maryland by the name of R.J. Valentine.

Jean-Paul Hermann's data has some very interesting information on our ancestors. One of which, a Michel Boyon, --3-23-1854, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr was in the French Afrique Army and was killed in Bone, Algerie. He is my generation's 4th cousin, 2 generations removed. He was most likely in the French Foreign Legion. There is an old family rumor that my uncle, 14.6 Peter Varges who was born in San Francisco but moved back to France was also in the French Foreign Legion in his youth. Peter was married to Alice Fries, the daughter of Adolph Fries and Anne Blaies.

There are twelve known generations of Blaies family on the paternal side. 2.2.1.1.3.1. Ron Wilson III, 1989--, was the first born of the 12th generation and if your name has 6 positive numbers, i.e. 2.2.1.1.3.1. then you too are in the 12th generation. If it has five numbers then you are in the 11th generation. My number 14.5.1. puts me in the 9th known generation. If the number ends in a 1, 2 or 3 you are the first, second or the third child of that family etc.

Due to all the new information that 1.7.1. Don Blaes obtained while he was in France the numbering convention has become a little complex, going from negative to positive numbers and sometimes out of sequence. All ancestors not born in America have negative numbers and the 14 first American born children of -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies and Theresa Bender such as 1. Nicholas Blaes and his 13 siblings start the positive numbers. I put the larger families in grids to make it easier to understand.

Carol Blue and Eugene Blaes are 1st cousins as they had the same Grandfather but Carol and Gene are my 2nd cousins as all three of us had the same Great Grandfather. Our children are third cousins to each other as they had the same Great Great Grandparent. My son Jeremy, is Carol and Gene's 2nd cousin once removed [one generation offset] as their children are to me. I hope this helps explain the complex scheme used in genealogy.

To quickly locate your family find the below listed number down in the history;
as an example Nicholas' line would start with a 1. and John's line would start with a 2. etc.
Mickael Blais & Theresia Bender's 14 children YOB
#
Nicholas
1857
1.
John
1859
2.
Theresia
1860
3.
Michael
1861
4.
Amelia
1864
5.
Christopher
1865
6.
Cecillia
>1866
7.
Lucy
>1866
8.
Frank
1868
9.
Maria
1870
10.
Elizabeth
1872
11.
Joseph William
1874
12.
Edward
1876
13.
Anne Katharine line is displayed in the Fries history at http://mctiernan.com/frihis.htm
1879
14.

During the many German occupations, the village of Petit-Tenquin was and is sometimes still called Kleine-Tenquin. The French name of Blaies is spelled Blas in German. In French it is spelled Blaise as it appears to be in the local area. The name is spelled many different ways in the historical records: Blais, Bläs, Blaes, Blaess, Bleise, Blees, Bles, Bless, Blesse, Blaisse, Blaisng, Blaisin, Blaesing, Blesin, Bläsin and Bläsing. On Jean Mickel Blaies' birth certificate the name is spelled Blais. Koenig is spelled König, Kunig and Kuny. Frely is spelled Froely, Frölich and Frölig. Henrich is spelled Hennrig and Henry. Ancillion is spelled Assillion. Grijoy is spelled Grigeois and Grivoy. Thirion is spelled Thyrion. Hoffer is Hofer and Hoffert. Haas is spelled Haase.

Gross Tenquin and Hellimer are larger villages near Diffembach and Petit-Tenquin. Hellimer is also the name of the parish. See below map. There is a Catholic Shrine in the village of Gross Tenquin that is for St. Blaies. Many of the Blaies names in the area in the 1700's were written with (en) at the end, i.e. Blaiesen.

One of the many villages where our ancestors are from is called Hellimer. As recently as 1965, Blaieses were living there and most likely we have cousins that still live there today. It is one of many villages in the French parish of Hellimer, along with Petit-Tenquin and Diffembach. The parish of Kappelkinger includes the villages of Kappelkinger and Uberkinger. Kappelkinger or "Les Kingers" means "The Kingers". The parish of Kappelkinger was created in 1707, and before that the villages of Kappelkinger and Uberkinger were part of the parish of Insming. The parish of Holving includes the villages of Holving, Richeling. Diderfing, Hirbach among others. Bertring is in the parish of Grostenquin. The descendants of the Rosstauscher family have a reunion about every five years in the village of Kappelkinger. Descendents from all over the globe attend.

Carol J. Blue, nee Blaes. was able to visit Petit-Tenquin in the 1990s with her son, Robert D. Blue who was in the US Air Force at the time. Carol discovered that there had been many Blaies' named Nicholas in the town of Petit-Tenquin. The family of -5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies, 1787--1857, had a child named -5.2.2.3.3.8.7. Jean Nicolas Blaies, 1825--1857. -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies', 1823--1902, (the Blaies American immigrant) first child was 1. Nicholas Blaies, 1857--1912.

The migration path of the Blaies family over several generations is from the village of Diffembach to Bertring to Petit-Tenquin to Hirbach back to Petit-Tenquin in Lorraine, France, thirty miles from the city of Metz, to America, to Rock Township in Jefferson Co., MO., (most likely the Arnold, MO area) to Mascoutah, IL, to Belleville, IL. The Blaies families are most likely still in the French villages of Hellimer and Thionville today.

The Thirty Years War which lasted from 1618 to 1648 devastated the population of Lorraine. There was a plague in 1635, that also brought the population to very low levels. A 1637 report by the Duke of Lorraine stated that in the area covered by the villages of Petit-Tenquin, Insming, Grening, and Kappelkinger there were only ten people left alive. After the plague, many of the locals returned to the area. Metz, the large city closest to Diffembach and Petit-Tenquin was built as a fortress town. Even today, there is a moat around the old section of the city. The area produces a crisp wine for export and local markets.

Lorraine is part of the historical Alsace-Lorraine region of France on the French/German border. The state or Department of Moselle borders the German state of Prussia. Alsace- Lorraine covers over 12,000 square miles. Switzerland lies to the south and Luxembourg lies to the north. Over three million people live in the area. The people in the area are Roman Catholic for the most part and for hundreds of years the inhabitants have been part German and part French. Many of the people still speak both French and German today. Blaies descendants remember hearing -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, speak German. Most likely he spoke French as well.

The Alsace-Lorraine area became part of Charlemagne's Empire in the 700's. Two generations later it fell to the Germans. The area remained under German rule until the 1500's, when France gained control of the territory. Early on, the local people resisted the French influence. However, after the Napoleonic Revolution in 1789, they became more French than German.

In 1871, Germany again took control of the area and 50,000 people left to go over into France. In 1918, after The Great War, Germany lost the area and France again took control. In World War II, Germany again took the area and moved thousands of people out of the area and replaced them with loyal Germans. In 1944, the Allies drove the Germans out of Alsace-Lorraine and it remains today in the hands of France.

In 1845, 1846, and 1847, the potato crop failed in Lorraine. This caused mass emigration very much like the famine in Ireland. As in Ireland, the potato was the main diet of the people. -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies emigrated to America with his father, -5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies, 1787--1857, in 1852 when he was about 29 years old.

The name of the first Blaies child -5.1. [-5.2. Claude's brother] is unknown and would have been born about 1647. His son's name -5.1.1. is also unknown and he would have been born about 1677. However, his grandson's name was -5.1.1.1. Jean Georges Blaies, 1707--1742.

-5.1.1.1. Jean Georges Blaies, 1707--1-11-1742, was a laboureur [ploughman] and died in the village of Hellimer. His wife's name was Jeanne Kremer, 1708--1765. This is -5.2. Claude Blaise's grand nephew. They had the following children.

-5.1.1.1.1. Anne Blaies, 7-15-1731--, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, France.

-5.1.1.1.2. Bartholome Blaies, 8-7-1732--12-4-1735, born and died in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, France.

-5.1.1.1.3. Joseph Blaies, 9-28-1738--4-10-1739, born and died in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, France.

-5.1.1.1.4. Jacques Blaies, 3-30-1740--, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, France.

After Jean Georges died, Jeanne married Jacques Mayly, 1711-1784, who was born in Steinbach.

While our connection to -5.1.1.1. Jean Georges Blaies is not one hundred percent clear we are related to this family through Jeanne Kremer, 1708--1765, who is my generation's 1st cousin, 5 generations removed. Our common ancestor being Jean Koenig, c. 1677--7-5-1707. Our ancestor -5.2.2.3. Jean Blaies [Bless], 4-18-1709--4-4-1785, married Elizabeth Koenig. Jacques Mayly and Jeanne Mayly, nee Kremer the widow of -5.1.1.1. Jean Georges Blaise had the following children who are our ancestors via Jeanne in the Koenig family line.

  1. Catherine Mailly, 1743--, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.
  2. Anne Boyon, nee Melly, 1745--, born in Hellimer, Moselle, Fr. and married Georges Boyon, 1740--1807 who was born in Kappelkinger. They had the following children.
    1. Jean Boyon,1766--1814, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr. and married Anne Marie Simon, 1768--1814, who was born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.
      1. Nicolas Boyon, --1860, married Marguerite Kremer, --1863.
      2. Michel Boyon, --3-23-1854, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr. This is our ancestor that was in the French Afrique Army and was killed in Bone, Algerie. He is my generation's 4th cousin, 2 generations removed. He was most likely in the French Foreign Legion.
      3. Marie Anne Boyon, --1840, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.
      4. Anne Marie Boyon, --1806, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.
      5. Jean Boyon, 1807--1840, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr. and married Marie Catherine Odeva on 1-10-1829 in Hilsprich.
      6. Elizabeth Thines, nee Boyon, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr. and married Antoine Thines, --1871.
      7. Anne Marie Boyon, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.
    2. Pierre Boyon, 1769--, born in Vittersbourg.
    3. Nicolas Boyon,1772--1783, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.
    4. Michel Boyon, 1775--, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr. and married Anne Marie Roch, 1776--, who was born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr. They had the following two children.
      1. Marie Anne Tilli, nee Boyon, 1802--, born in Nelling and married Michel Tilli.
      2. Georges Boyon, 1817--, born in Nelling and married Elizabeth Roch, 1811--,
    5. Nicolas Boyon, 1777--1809, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr. and married Catherine Bach, 1779--1856, who was born in St Avold. They had the following children.
      1. Christophe Boyon, --1890, married Catherine Brouder, 1818--1900, who was born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.
      2. Anne Marie Becker, nee Boyon, --1806, married Jean Becker, --1868.
      3. Jean Boyon, 1807--1882, who was born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr. and married Anne Marie Meyer, 1811--1887.
    6. Marie Anne Boyon, 1780--1824, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.
    7. Jean Georges Boyon, 1783--1785, born in Petit-Tenquin, Moselle, Fr.

The below is out of sequence.

-5.3. Catherine Motz, nee Blaies, c. 1665--5-26-1717, born in Hosted and died in St. Avold. Catherine was the third child of the 5. Unknown Blaise and the sibling of -5.2. Claude Blaies, c. 1645-->1693. She married Jean Motz, c. 1665--1-19-1745, on 11-25-1682. They had the following six children.

-5.3.1. Jean Motz, 1-3-1694--, the first of six children of Catherine Blaies and Jean Motz born in Vahl-Ebersing.

-5.3.2. Otilla Motz, 4-30-1696--, the second of six children of Catherine Blaies and Jean Motz born in Vahl-Ebersing.

-5.3.3. Michel Motz, 9-1-1698--4-28-1774, the third of six children of Catherine Blaies and Jean Motz born in St. Avold and in 1720 married Barbe Gartener, c. 1703--2-16-1776, in 9-17-1720. Barbe was born and died in the village of St. Avold. They had the following eight children.

-5.3.3.1. Jean Motz, 9-30-1707--, the first of eight children of Michel Motz and Barbe Gartener born in St. Avold.

-5.3.3.2. Anne Catherine Keller, nee Motz, 5-18-1710--10-6-1747, the second of eight children of Michel Motz and Barbe Gartener born in St. Avold and died in the village of Folschviller. Anne Catherine Motz married Simon Keller, c. 1700--2-19-1726, who was born in Lelling and died in the village of Folschviller. They had at least one child.

-5.3.3.2.1. Marie Catherine Streiff, nee Keller, c. 1738--7-10-1817, died in St. Avold. Marie married first, Nicolas Schang on 2-4-1755. She married secondly Jean Michel Streiff, 5-19-1729--, on 2-8-1763. Jean Michel was born in Fremestroff.

-5.3.3.3. Catherine Streiff, nee Motz, c. 1722--, the third of eight children of Michel Motz and Barbe Gartener born in St. Avold. Catherine married Jean Streiff, 7-31-1709--12-18-1764, on 8-21-1753. Jean Streiff, 1709--1764, was born in Fremestroff. They had the following six children.

-5.3.3.3.1. Barbe Schabo, nee Streiff, the first of six children of Catherine Motz and Jean Streiff married Jean George Schabo, c. 1754-->1814, on 9-21-1753.

-5.3.3.3.2. Catherine Vendel, nee Streiff, the second of six children of Catherine Motz and Jean Streiff married Nicolas Vendel on 11-7-1780.

-5.3.3.3.3. Marguerite Bach, nee Streiff, 8-25-1754--7-28-1814, the third of six children of Catherine Motz and Jean Streiff born and died in St. Avold. Marguerite married Nicolas Bach, 10-4-1751--9-1-1839, on 1-27-1778. Marguerite was born and died in St. Avold. Nicolas was born in Pontpierre and died in St. Avold.

-5.3.3.3.4. Pierre Streiff, c. 1758--2-11-1766, the fourth of six children of Catherine Motz and Jean Streiff born and died in St. Avold.

-5.3.3.3.5. Francois Streiff, c. 1759--2-19-1761, the fifth of six children of Catherine Motz and Jean Streiff born and died in St Avold.

-5.3.3.3.6. Jean-Georges Streiff, 4-21-1764--8-7-1764, the sixth of six children of Catherine Motz and Jean Streiff born and died in St Avold.

-5.3.3.4. Jean Motz, 12-24-1725--, the fourth of eight children of Michel Motz and Barbe Gartener born in St. Avold.

-5.3.3.5. Jean Georges Motz, 2-27-1730--, the fifth of eight children of Michel Motz and Barbe Gartener born in St. Avold.  On 11-17-1761,  Jean Georges Motz married Marguerite Becker, 1737--1820.  Jean Georges Motz and Marguerite Becker had at least one child.

-5.3.3.5.1.  Anne Marie Helleringer, nee Motz, 1771--1815, the only known child of  Jean Georges Motz and Marguerite Becker.  Anne Marie Motz married Jean-Georges Helleringer, 1760--1817.   Anne Marie Motz and Jean-Georges Helleringer had the following three children.

-5.3.3.5.1.1.  Catherine Helleringer, 1797--1853, the first of three children of Anne Marie Motz and Jean-Georges Helleringer

-5.3.3.5.1.2.  Georges Helleringer, 1803--1857, the second of three children of Anne Marie Motz and Jean-Georges Helleringer.  In 1837, Georges Helleringer married Catherine Kinnel, 1813--1885. Georges Helleringer and Catherine Kinnel had the below three children.

-5.3.3.5.1.2.1.  Anne Marie Helleringer, 1845--1900, the first of three children of Georges Helleringer and Catherine Kinnel

-5.3.3.5.1.2.2.  Michel Helleringer, 1848--1912, the second of three children of Georges Helleringer and Catherine Kinnel.  in 1873, Michel Helleringer married Anne Marie Ballevre, 1845--, and had the following child.

-5.3.3.5.1.2.2.1.  Remigius Helleringer, 1882--1925, the only known child of Michel Helleringer and Anne Marie Ballevre.  In 1907, Remigius Helleringer married Anna Maria Schweisthal, 1888--1923, and had the following five children.

-5.3.3.5.1.2.2.1.1.  Octavie Josephine Helleringer, 1910--1976, the first of five children of Remigius Helleringer and Anna Maria Schweisthal

-5.3.3.5.1.2.2.1.2.  Maria Hortensia Helleringer, 1912--, the second of five children of Remigius Helleringer and Anna Maria Schweisthal

-5.3.3.5.1.2.2.1.3.  Marie Anna Helleringer, 1913--,  the third of five children of Remigius Helleringer and Anna Maria Schweisthal

-5.3.3.5.1.2.2.1.4.  Remy Joseph Helleringer, 1915--1915, the fourth of five children of Remigius Helleringer and Anna Maria Schweisthal

-5.3.3.5.1.2.2.1.5.  Germaine Fernande Helleringer, 1918--, the fifth of five children of Remigius Helleringer and Anna Maria Schweisthal

Tiphaine Romanov, 1983--,  is the grand daughter of one of the five Helleringers above and if correct then Tiphaine and my generation of Blaies' are 8th cousins 1 generation removed

-5.3.3.5.1.2.3.  Catherine Helleringer, 1856--1888, the third of three children of Georges Helleringer and Catherine Kinnel

-5.3.3.5.1.3.  Anna Marie Helleringer, 1808--1870, the third of three children of Anne Marie Motz and Jean-Georges Helleringer

-5.3.3.6. Michel Motz, c. 1730--, the sixth of eight children of Michel Motz and Barbe Gartener born in St. Avold, Michel married his 2nd cousin, one generation removed, 5.2.2.1.1. Marie Adelgonde Blaies, 3-6-1727--5-14-1805. See 5.2.2.1.1. Marie Adelgonde Blaies for children.

-5.3.3.7. Suzanne Motz, 3-4-1735--, the seventh of eight children of Michel Motz and Barbe Gartener born in St. Avold.

-5.3.3.8. Martie Schmitt, nee Motz, 11-6-1736--, the eighth of eight children of Michel Motz and Barbe Gartener born in St. Avold and married Georges Schmitt on 1-22-1760.

-5.3.4. Jean Motz, 9-30-1707--, the fourth of six children of Catherine Blaies and Jean Motz born in St Avold.

-5.3.5. Anne Catherine Motz, 5-18-1710--, the fifth of six children of Catherine Blaies and Jean Motz born in St Avold.

-5.3.6. Marguerite Motz, 8-25-1713--, the sixth of six children of Catherine Blaies and Jean Motz born in St Avold.

-5.2. Claude Blaies [Blaess], c. 1645-->1693, is the earliest known Blaies ancestor in our direct line. His wife was Anne Karp, c. 1645--3-7-1710. Her exact date of birth and birth place is unknown. Anne died in the village of Diffembach. Anne's parents are unknown but were married sometime before 1645.

-5.2. Claude Blaies, c. 1645-->1693, and Anne Karp had at least eight children, they are:

# in
history
Children Birthplace Married
on / in
Spouse Birthplace
-5.2.1. Marie Weiler, nee Blaes
<1675--
Diffembach 10-4-1694
Hellimer
Simon Weiler --
-5.2.2. Nicolas Blaies
1675--1733
Diffembach 2-9-1700
Grostenquin
Catherine Henrich
[Henry]

1872--1939
--
-5.2.3. Christopher Blaies
1678-1736
Diffembach 1-10-1708
Hellimer
Anne Scherer
1680--1731
Diffembach
-5.2.4. Augustin Blaies
1682--
Diffembach 1-7-1710
Hellimer
Margaret Bagard ---
-5.2.5. Anne Wegel, nee Blaies
1684--1729
Diffembach 11-18-1711
Hellimer
Thomas Wegel ---
-5.2.6. Christopher Gabriel Blaies
1687--1741
Diffembach 1-12-1712
Hellimer
Apollonie Thirion
1690--
Altrippe
-5.2.7. Barbe Kiene, nee Blaies
1690--
Diffembach 6-17-1710
Hellimer
----
11-13-1725
Hellimer
Galli Leiter
----
Christopher Kiene
---
-5.2.8. Catherine Blaies
1693--
Diffembach --- --- ---

-5.2.1. Marie Weiler, nee Blaies, <1675--, the first of eight children of Claude Blaies and Anne Karp born in the village of Diffembach.  Marie Blaies  married Simon Weiler, -->1694, in Hellimer on 10-4-1694.

-5.2.2. Nicolas Blaies, 1675--1733, detailed later in the history

-5.2.3. Christopher Blaies, 7-18-1678--3-4-1736, the third of eight children of Claude Blaies and Anne Karp was born and died in the village of Diffembach and was a laboureur [ploughman]. On 1-10-1708, he married Anne Scherer, 10-28-1680--3-2-1731, in the village of Hellimer. Anne's parents were Toussaint Scherer and Anne Marie Dur. Anne Scherer was born in and died in the village of Diffembach. Christopher Blaies and Anne Scherer had the following five children. 

-5.2.3.1. Anne Marguerite Rouse, nee Blaies, 8-10-1709--11-24-1770, the first of five children of Christopher Blaies and Anne Scherer born in and died in the village of Diffembach. Anne Marguerite Blaies married Michel Rouse.

-5.2.3.2. Christine Blaies, 2-5-1713--, the second of five children of Christopher Blaies and Anne Scherer born in the village of Diffembcah.

-5.2.3.3. Anne Marie Steyer, nee Blaies, 11-8-1716--5-8-1790, the third of five children of Christopher Blaies and Anne Scherer born in Diffembach and died in Hellimer. Anne Marie married Jean Steyer.

-5.2.3.4. Anne Catherine Blaies, 9-16-1718--, the fourth of five children of Christopher Blaies and Anne Scherer born in Diffembach.

-5.2.3.5. Marie Apollonie Haffen, nee Blaies, 4-28-1722--, the fifth of five children of Christopher Blaies and Anne Scherer born in Diffembach.  Marie Apollonie  Blaies married Michel Hafen in Hellimer on 5-29-1742.  Michel Hafen was the son of Jean Georges Hafen and his first wife Anna Marie.  Jean Georges' second wife was Margaret Houppert and had at least one more child, Christian Hafen who is the ancestor of Mark King.  The Hafen family comes from Thurgau, Switzerland.

-5.2.4. Augustine Blaies, 5-10-1682--, the fourth of eight children of Claude Blaies and Anne Karp born in the village of Diffembach.  Augustine Blaies married Margaret Bagard in Hellimer on 1-7-1710. Margaret's parents were Gaspard Bagard and Marie Rech.

-5.2.5. Anne Wegel, nee Blaies, 10-21-1684--7-12-1729, the fifth of eight children of Claude Blaies and Anne Karp born and died in the village of Diffembach, married Thomas Wegel in Hellimer on 11-18-1711.

-5.2.6. Christopher Gabriel Blaies, 12-25-1687--5-13-1741, the sixth of eight children of Claude Blaies and Anne Karp born in the village of Diffembach and died in the village of Hellimer. Christopher married Apollonie Thirion, 11-12-1690--, in Hellimer on 1-10-1708. Apollonie was born in the village of Altrippe, Moselle. Apollonie's parents were ue Thirion and Margueritz Hutz. Christopher Gabriel Blaies and Apollonie Thirion had five children. They are,

-5.2.6.1. Marie Catherine Blaies, 10-17-1712--, the first of five children of Christopher Gabriel Blaies and Apollonie Thirion born in Diffembach.

-5.2.6.2. Girard Blaies, 7-16-1716--, the second of five children of  Christopher Gabriel Blaies and Apollonie Thirion born in Diffembach. He was a laboureur [ploughman] and married Marguerite Karst, 5-18-1704--, in Hellimer on 2-16-1740. Marguerite was born in the village of Virming and her parents were Solomon Karst and Anne Villicy-Wolff. Girard Blaies and Marguerite Karst had the following two children.

-5.2.6.2.1. Dominique Blaies, 5-26-1741--, the first of two children of Girard Blaies and Marguerite Karst born in Hellimer.

-5.2.6.2.2. Christopher Blaies, 7-23-1742--3-23-1783, the second of two children of Girard Blaies and Marguerite Karst born in Hellimer and died in Holving. Christopher Blaies was both a laboureur [ploughman] and a journalier [day laborer]. He married Marie Barbe Heck, 1725--8-5-1786, in Holving on 2-5-1765. Marie Barbe Blaies, nee Heck died in Holving. Her parents were Nicolas Heck and Madeleine Arnold. Christopher Blaies and Marie Barbe Heck had one child.

-5.2.6.2.2.1. Jean Blaies, 1-1-1768--, the only known child of Christopher Blaies and Marie Barbe Heck born in Holving.

-5.2.6.3. Catherine Karst, nee Blaies, 3-4-1721--, the third of five children of Christopher Gabriel Blaies and Apollonie Thirion born in Diffembach. Catherine  Blaies married Jean Nicolas Karst on 2-16-1740 in Hellimer.

-5.2.6.4. Dominique Blaies, 8-4-1723--11-23-1805, the fourth of five children of Christopher Gabriel Blaies and Apollonie Thirion born and died in Diffembach. He was a laboureur [ploughman] and married Anne Marguerite Abou, 1-7-1719--, on 2-25-1743 in Hellimer. Anne Marguerite Abou was born in Diffembach and her parents were Jean Abou and Marguerite Karst. Dominique Blaies and Anne Marguerite Abou had at least one child.

-5.2.6.4.1. Jean Blaies, 12-26-1743--, the only known child of Dominique Blaies and Anne Marguerite Abou born in Diffembach.

-5.2.6.5. Anne Marie Blaies, 11-4-1726--, the fifth of five children of Christopher Gabriel Blaies and Apollonie Thirion born in Diffembach.

-5.2.7. Barbe Kiene, nee Leiter, nee Blaies, 8-8-1690--, the seventh of eight children of Claude Blaies and Anne Karp born in Diffembach. Barbe Blaies married Galli Leiter in Hellimer on 6-17-1710. She then married Christopher Kiene in Hellimer on 11-13-1725.

-5.2.8. Catherine Blaies, 2-19-1693--, the eighth of eight children of Claude Blaies and Anne Karp born in Diffembach.

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-5.2.2. Nicolas Blaies [Blasin], 9-28-1675--2-7-1733, the second of eight children of -5.2. Claude Blaies and Anne Karp born on Tuesday in the village of Diffembach and died in the village of Petit-Tenquin. Nicolas is our direct ancestor. He married Catherine Henrich [Henry], <1682-->1721, in the village of Grostenquin, on Friday, 2-9-1700. On the marriage certificate, Nicholas is listed as being from Hellimer and Catherine from Petit-Tenquin. While Nicolas was born in Diffembach, he and his wife settled in the village of Bertring then moved to Petit-Tenquin sometime between 1712 and 1715. Nicolas died in the village of Petit-Tenquin. Catherine Blaies, nee Henrich's place of death is unknown.

5.2.2. Nicolas Blaies, 1675--1733, and Catherine Henrich [Henry] had at least six children, they are:

# in
history
Children Birthplace Married
on / in
Spouse Birthplace
-5.2.2.1. Jean Nicolas Blaes
1701--1772
Bertring 5-18-1726
Hellimer
Marguerite Grijoy --
-5.2.2.2. Franqois Blaies
1703--1722
Bertring --- --- --
-5.2.2.3. Jean Blaies
1709--1785
Bertring 3-7-1728
Hellimer
---
?
Elizabeth Koenig
----
Sibille Schwartz?
1680--1731
Petit-Tenquin
---
?
-5.2.2.4. Paschal (Oster) Blaies
1712--1782
Bertring 5-4-1734
Vahl-Les-Benestroff
----
?
Jeanne Maurice
--1743
----
Catherine Keib
---
-5.2.2.5. Marguerite Blaies
1715--
Petit-Tenquin --- --- ---
-5.2.2.6. Anne Marie Blaies
1721--
Petit-Tenquin ---- --- ---

-5.2.2.1. Jean Nicolas Blaies, 1701--3-28-1772, the first of six children of Nicolas Blaies and Catherine Henrich born in Bertring and died in Petit-Tenquin, Sarralbe, Moselle, Fr. Sarralbe is the Canton in the Arrondissement of [older] Forbach and in recent times after reassignment of Sarreguemines [info supplied by RJ Valentine]. Jean Nicolas made his living as a manoeuvre [operator]. On 6-18-1726 in Hellimer, Jean Nicolas married Marguerite Grijoy, the widow of Jean Becker. They had at least two children. They were,

-5.2.2.1.1. Marie Adelgonde Motz, nee Blaies, 3-6-1727--5-14-1805, the first of two children of Jean Nicolas Blaies and Marguerite Grijoy born and died in Petit-Tenquin. Marie Adelgonde Blaies married Michel Motz, 1730--, born in St. Avld. Marie Adelgonde Blaies and Michel Motz had the following seven children.

-5.2.2.1.1.1. Louis Motz, 1753--1777, the first of seven children of Marie Adelgonde Blaies and Michel Motz born in Petit-Tenquin, Sarralbe, Moselle, Fr.

-5.2.2.1.1.2. Marguerite Motz, 1758--1809, the second of seven children of Marie Adelgonde Blaies and Michel Motz born in Petit-Tenquin, Sarralbe, Moselle, Fr.

-5.2.2.1.1.3. Anne Marie Redel, nee Motz, 1763--1850, the third of seven children of Marie Adelgonde Blaies and Michel Motz born in Petit-Tenquin, Sarralbe, Moselle, Fr. Anne Marie married Jean Michel Redel who was born in Freybouse.

-5.2.2.1.1.4. Anne Catherine Boullion, nee Motz, 1764--1809, the fourth of seven children of Marie Adelgonde Blaies and Michel Motz  born in Petit-Tenquin, Sarralbe, Moselle, Fr. Anne Cahterine married Jean Martin Boullion, 1775--1830 who was born in Vinstein, Bas-Rhin.

-5.2.2.1.1.5. Catherine Motz, 1765--1848, the fifth of seven children of Marie Adelgonde Blaies and Michel Motz born in Petit-Tenquin, Sarralbe, Moselle, Fr.

-5.2.2.1.1.6. Antoine Motz, 1767--1769, the sixth of seven children of Marie Adelgonde Blaies and Michel Motz born in Petit-Tenquin, Sarralbe, Moselle, Fr.

-5.2.2.1.1.7. Mary Catherine Motz, 1769--1809, the seventh of seven children of Marie Adelgonde Blaies and Michel Motz born in Petit-Tenquin, Sarralbe, Moselle, Fr.

-5.2.2.1.2. Jean Georges Blaies, 3-20-1729--, the second of two children of Jean Nicolas Blaies and Marguerite Grijoy born in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.2. Franqois Blaies, 1-30-1703--2-14-1722, the second of six children of Nicolas Blaies and Catherine Henrich born in Bertring and died in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3. Jean Blaies [Bless], 4-18-1709--4-4-1785, detailed later in the history, the third of six children of Nicolas Blaies and Catherine Henrich. 

-5.2.2.4. Paschal (Oster) Blaies, 3-7-1712--9-22-1782, the fourth of six children of Nicolas Blaies and Catherine Henrich born in Bertring and died in Petit-Tenquin. On 5-4-1734, Paschal (Oster) Blaies married Jeanne Maurice, --1-9-1743, in Vahl-Les-Benestroff. Jeanne Maurice's parents were Jacques Maurice and Madeleine Marthieu. Paschal is listed as a laboureur [ploughman]. Jeanne Maurice, --1-9-1743, died in Petit-Tenquin. Paschal married Catherine Keib after Jeanne Maurice died. Paschal had five children, three children by Jeanne Maurice and two children by Catherine Keib.

-5.2.2.4.1. Marie Catherine Heilig, nee Blaies, 5-11-1739--, the first of five children of Paschal (Oster) Blaies and the first of three by Jeanne Maurice born in Hellimer. On 2-26-1770, married eilig in Hellimer.

-5.2.2.4.2. Dominique Blaies, 12-21-1741--,  the second of five children of Paschal (Oster) Blaies and the second of three by Jeanne Maurice born in Hellimer. She and her brother below were twins.

-5.2.2.4.3. Nicolas Blaies, 12-21-1741--,  the third of five children of Paschal (Oster) Blaies and the third of three by Jeanne Maurice born in Hellimer.

-5.2.2.4.4. Jean Blaies,  the fourth of five children of Paschal (Oster) Blaies and the first of two by Catharine Keib. Jean Blaies was a manoeuvre [operator] and married Barbe Abel on 10-18-1768 in Honskirch. Barbe Abel's parents were Pierre Abel and Anne Marie Schneider. Jean Blaies and Barbe Abel had two children. They were,

-5.2.2.4.4.1. Jean Blaies, 3-22-1776--, the first of two children of Jean Blaies and Barbe Abel born in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.4.4.2. Christopher Blaies, 4-9-1783--, the second of two children of Jean Blaies and Barbe Abel born in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.4.5. Christine Gansert, nee Blaies, 1751--6-2-1805, the fifth of five children of Paschal (Oster) Blaies and the second of two by Catharine Keib. Christine  Blaies married Jean Georges Gansert on 6-20-1786 in Hellimer. Christine died in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.5. Marguerite Blaies, 12-29-1715--, the fifth of six children of Nicolas Blaies and Catherine Henrich born in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.6. Anne Marie Blaies, 5-8-1721--, the sixth of six children of Nicolas Blaies and Catherine Henrich born in Petit-Tenquin.

Below is out of sequence.

-5.2.2.3. Jean Blaies [Bless], 4-18-1709--4-4-1785, the third of of six children of Nicolas Blaies and Catherine Henrich born in the village of Bertring. Bertring is part of the parish of Grostenquin. He died on Monday in Petit-Tenquin. The death record specified a witness by the name of Dominique Blaies who was Jean Blaies', 1709--1785, cousin from the village of Diffembach. In the village records of Hellimer, the marriage records states Dominique Blaies was the son of Christopher Blaies and Apollonie Thirion. That marriage record stated that -5.2.3. Christopher Blaies was the son of -5.2. Claude Blaies', c. 1645-->1693, and Anne Karp, c. 1645--1710.

Jean Blaies [Blais], 1709--1785, married Elizabeth Koenig [Kuny], 10-6-1707--1757, in the village of Hellimer on Saturday, 9-7-1728. Elizabeth Koenig, 1707--1757, was born on Monday, October 6, 1707, in Petit-Tenquin.  Jean Blaies, 1709--1785, died in Petit-Tenquin and is listed in the town records as a ploughman. The French name of Koenig is spelled Konig in German and translates to king. Mark King who is my generation's 6th cousin, 1 generation removed also changed the name from Koenig to King.

The parents of Elizabeth Blaies, nee Koenig, 10-6-1707--1757, are Jean Koneig, c. 1658--7-5-1707, and Anne Sebastienne Stallman, c. 1677--1728.  Jean Koneig, c. 1658--7-5-1707, was born and died in Petit-Tenquin. The place of death of Anne Sebastinne Koneig, nee Stallman, c. 1677--1728, is unknown. They were married on 7-23-1696.  -5.2.2.3. Jean Blaies' second wife was Sibelle Schwartz, 1680--1731, of Remering.

Jean Koenig, c. 1658--1707, and his wife Anne Sebastinne Koenig, nee Stallman, c. 1677--1728, had six children. Jean Koenig's first wife was Agnes Grivoy by which he had seven children.

Elizabeth Koenig, 10-6-1707--1757, the sixth of six children of Jean Koneig, c. 1658--1707, and Anne Sebastinne Stallman, c. 1677--1728, was the second wife of -5.2.2.3. Jean Blaies, 1709--1785. Elizabeth Koenig, 10-6-1707--1757, was born in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3. Jean Blaies, 1709--1785, and his wife Elizabeth Koenig, 1707--1757, had at least four children. They were,

-5.2.2.3.1. Anne Elizabeth Blaies, 10-4-1729--, the first of four children of Jean Blaies, 1709--1785, and Elizabeth Koenig born in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.2. Marguerite Lang, nee Blaies, 1738--, the second of four children of Jean Blaies, 1709--1785, and Elizabeth Koenig born in Petit-Tenquin.  Marguerite  Blaies married Michel Lang, 1738--, in Hellimer on 7-8-1766. Michel Lang, was from Guebenbouse.

-5.2.2.3.3. Joseph Blaies [Blais], 1739--1803, detailed later in the history, the third of four children of Jean Blaies, 1709--1785, and Elizabeth Koenig

-5.2.2.3.4. Jean Blaies, 8-31-1742--6-18-1816, the fourth of four children of Jean Blaies, 1709--1785, and Elizabeth Koenig born and died in Petit-Tenquin. Jean was a laboureur [plowman] and manoeuvre [operator] had seven children by two wives. On 1-15-1767 in Hellimer, Jean Blaies married his first wife who was Anne Marie Schorti, 1727--<1782. Anne Marie's parents were Jacques Schorti and Suzanne Gabriel. Anne Marie Blaies, nee Schorti had died by 1783 and Jean Blaies then married Marguerite Hoffer, 1754--2-5-1818, on 2-18-1783 in Hellimer. Marguerite died in Petit-Tenquin. Her parents were Joseph Hoffer and Suzanne Zinguerle. Jean Blaies had seven children, one  by Anne Marie Schorti and six by Marguerite Hoffer. 

-5.2.2.3.4.1. Christopher Blaies, 12-27-1770--1-11-1831, the first of seven children of Jean Blaies and the only one by Anne Marie Schorti born and died in Petit-Tenquin. On 6-21-1802 in Hellimer, Christopher Blaies married Marguerite Betting, 4-1-1777--, who was born in Petit-Tenquin. Marguerite's parents were Andre Betting and Marguerite Kremer.

-5.2.2.3.4.2. Marie Elizabeth Blaies, 1-26-1784--7-7-1803, the second of seven children of Jean Blaies and the first of six by Marguerite Hoffer born and died in the village of Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.4.3. Nicolas Blaies, 2-15-1785--1-16-1850, the third of seven children of Jean Blaies and the second of six by Marguerite Hoffer born and died in the village of Petit-Tenquin. He was a laboureur [ploughman] and manoeuvre [operator]. On 6-8-1818 in Hellimer, Nicolas Blaies married Anne Marie Noel, 12-10-1778--1-4-1858, who was born in Hellimer and died in Petit-Tenquin. Her parents were Jean Noel and Barbe Schwartz. Nicolas Blaies and Anne Marie Noel had at least one child.

-5.2.2.3.4.3.1. Catherine Gesino, nee Blaies, 11-1-1820--5-22-1891, the only known child of Nicolas Blaies and Anne Marie Noel born and died in the village of Petit-Tenquin, Catherine Blaies married Nicolas Gesino on 6-30-1840 in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.4.4. Marguerite Schwartz, nee Blaies, 10-15-1786--7-4-1863,  the fourth of seven children of Jean Blaies and the third of six by Marguerite Hoffer born and died in the village of Petit-Tenquin. Marguerite Blaies married Christophe Schwartz in Petit-Tenquin on 1-17-1812.

-5.2.2.3.4.5. Jean Blaies, 2-28-1789--, the fifth of seven children of Jean Blaies and the fourth of six by Marguerite Hoffer born in the village of Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.4.6. Anna Marie Blaies, 1791--8-20-1798, the sixth of seven children of Jean Blaies and the fifth of six by Marguerite Hoffer died in the village of Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.4.7. Jacques Blaies, 1792--2-22-1795, the seventh of seven children of Jean Blaies and the sixth of six by Marguerite Hoffer died in the village of Petit-Tenquin.

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-5.2.2.3.3. Joseph Blaies [Blais], 11-28-1739--7-20-1803, the third of four children of Jean Blaies, 1709--1785, and his wife Elizabeth Koenig born in Petit-Tenquin. He was a shoemaker and died in the village of Hirbach (Holving). Joseph Blaies, 1739--1803, married Anna Apollonia Haas, 8-28-1748--11-22-1801, in the village of Hirbach on Tuesday, 1-23-1776. Joseph settled in his wife's village of Diderfing in 1776 but moved to Hirbach before 1779. Anna Apollonia Haas was born in the village of Diderfing, parish of Holving and died on Friday in the village of Hirbach.

Anna Apollonia Blaies, nee Haas', 1748--1801, parents were Jean Nicolas Haas, c. 1727--1-10-1765, and Anna Catherine Weber, 9-19-1726--2-17-1792. Anna Catherine Weber, 1726--1792, was born and died in Diderfing, parish of Holving. They were married on Saturday, 10-24-1747, in the village of Holving. Jean Nicolas Haas, c. 1727--1765, died on Thursday in the village of Holving. Anna Catherine Weber's, 1726--1792, second husband was Philippe Gueringer. They were married on July 30, 1765 in Holving, Moselle.

Jean Nicolas Haas', c. 1727--1765, parents were Jean Michel Haas, c. 1697-->1727, and Anne Marie Thiry, c. 1697-->1727. The location of their place of birth or date of birth are unknown. Their date of death and place of death are also unknown.

Catherine Haas, nee Weber's, 1726--1792, parents were Jean Girard Weber, c. 1697--1738, and Marguerite Hilpert, 2-17-1702-->1727. Jean Girard Weber was born c. 1697 and died on November 29, 1738 in Diderfing, parish of Holving. Marguerite Hilpert was born in the village of Hirbach, parish of Holving. They were married on 7-25-1738, in the village of Diderfing, Holving.

Jean Girard Weber's, c. 1697--1738, father was Antoine Weber, <1677--, and his mother was Christina Bousser, <1677--. Antoine Weber's second wife was Jeanne Glad, 1658--1750, who died at 92 years of age in Diderfing on October 29, 1750. No other information is known about the parents of Jean Girard Weber.

The parents of Marguerite Hilpert, 1702-->1727, were Nicolas Hilpert, <1682--1740, and Marie Dolisy, <1682--1702. Nicolas Hilpert died on 2-29-1740, in the village of Hirbach, parish of Holving. No other information is known on the parents of Marguerite Hilpert.

-5.2.2.3.3. Joseph Blaies', 11-28-1739--1803, and Apollonia Haas', 1748--1801, ten children.
# in
history
Children Birthplace Married
on / in
Spouse Birthplace
-5.2.2.3.3.1. "fille" Blaies
4-18-1776--4-18-1776
Diderling ---- --- ---
-5.2.2.3.3.2. Apollonie Blaies
4-18-1776--4-18-1776
Diderling --- --- ---
-5.2.2.3.3.3. Catherine Blaies
6-1-1777-->1806
Diderling 6-11-1806
Holving
Georges Scherer ---
-5.2.2.3.3.4. Michel Blaies
6-30-1779--
Hirbach --- --- ---
-5.2.2.3.3.5. Marie Catherine Blaies
12-11-1780--1-20-1842
Hirbach --- Unknown ---
-5.2.2.3.3.6. Apollonie Blaies
12-17-1782--7-12-1785
Hirbach --- --- ---
-5.2.2.3.3.7. Anne Marie Blaies
3-23-1785--5-10-1848
Hirbach --- Nicolas Rouchel ---
-5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies
2-18-1787--1857
Hirbach 5-9-1808
Petit-Tenquin
---
6-3-1822
Kappelkinger
Catherine Ancillion
---
Barbe Frely
1785--1848
Petit-Tenquin
---
Uberkinger
-5.2.2.3.3.9. Nicolas Blaies
7-29-1790--8-19-1794
Hirbach --- --- ---
-5.2.2.3.3.10. Apollonie Blaies
1792--9-4-1794
--- --- -- ---

You have to wonder what natural disaster would cause the last two four and two year old children above to die within two weeks of each other. Napolean and his armies were running around Europe at the time and food might have been hard to come by.

-5.2.2.3.3.1. "Fille" Blaies, 4-18-1776--4-18-1776, the first of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas born and died in Diderling. The twin of the next child. Born the year of the American Revolution.

-5.2.2.3.3.2. Apollonie Blaies, 4-18-1776--4-18-1776, the second of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas born and died in Diderling.

-5.2.2.3.3.3. Catherine Scherer, nee Blaies, 6-1-1777-->1806, the third of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas born in Diderling. Catherine Blaies married Georges Scherer in Holving on 6-11-1806. Catherine Blaies and Georges Scherer had the following two children. 

-5.2.2.3.3.3.1. Guillaome Scherer, 9-12-1799--5-9-1800, the first of two children of Catherine Blaies and Georges Scherer born in and died in Hirbach.

-5.2.2.3.3.3.2. Catherine Scherer, 2-9-1804--, the second of two children of Catherine Blaies and Georges Scherer born in Hirbach.

-5.2.2.3.3.4. Michel Blaies, 6-30-1779--, the fourth of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas born in Hirbach.

-5.2.2.3.3.5. Marie Catherine Blaies, 12-11-1780--1-20-1842, the fifth of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas born in and died in Hirbach. Marie had a son.

-5.2.2.3.3.5.1. Maximin Blaies, 12-20-1806--2-1-1807, died very young.

-5.2.2.3.3.6. Apollonie Blaies, 12-17-1782--7-12-1785, the sixth of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas born in and died in Hirbach.

-5.2.2.3.3.7. Anne Marie Rouchel, nee Blaies, 3-23-1785--5-10-1848, the seventh of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas born in Hirbach. Anne married Nicolas Rouchel, 1777-->1848, who was the one declaring her death before the government officials in Erstroff which is part of Grostenquin. Hirbach is one of 3 or 4 small places constituting the village of Holving.

-5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies [Blaisse], 2-18-1787--1857, detailed further down the history,  the eighth of ten children Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas.

-5.2.2.3.3.9. Nicolas Blaies, 7-29-1790--8-19-1794, the ninth of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas born in Hirbach.

-5.2.2.3.3.10. Apollonie Blaies, 1792--9-4-1794, the tenth of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas died in Hirbach.

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-5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies [Blaisse], 2-18-1787--1857, the eighth of ten children of Joseph Blaies and Apollonie Haas' children was born on Sunday in the village of Hirbach, parish of Holving, near the city of Metz in the Province of Lorraine, in the state of Moselle in north east France. He was listed as a tisserand or weaver in the local records. He emigrated to America in 1852 when he was 65 years old. Jean Bernard lived in America about 4 or 5 years and most likely died in the Arnold, MO area. You might wonder what would cause a 65 year old widower to take the risk of the unknown, spending 4 or 5 weeks on the ocean, travel across the United States by wagon and settle in eastern Missouri. Missouri was at the time getting ready for the Civil War.

Jean Bernard Blaies, 1787--1857, and his generation was a teenager when Napolean was conquering the known world. With that turmoil as a backdrop he had lost two wives, several of his children and several of his nephews and nieces had died young, sometimes very young. His youngest son had already emigrated to America. His oldest living son, Conrad had just died in January of the year he emigrated. If Jean Bernard Blaies and his son, -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies [our direct ancestor] emigrated then Conrad's remaining family would get all of Jean Bernard Blaies' land holdings giving them a better chance to survive. Perhaps he thought it was the only good choice he had left.

Jean Bernard Blaies, 1787--1857, was married the first time on Sunday, May 9, 1808, in Petit-Tenquin to Catherine Ancillon (Assilion), 10-3-1776--6-29-1820, who died in Petit-Tenquin. Catherine Ancillon was almost 12 years older than Jean Bernard Blaies, 1787--1857. Catherine Ancillon was born and died in Petit-Tenquin but she is not in our direct family line. Jean Bernard moved from Hirbach to Petit-Tenquin when he married Barbe Freely on 6-3-1822.

Four years after his second wife died, -5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies and his son -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies emigrated to America in 1852. Jean Bernard Blaise was 65 years old when he left France ending up in a place called Missouri. He lived in America about 4 or 5 years.

-5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies', 1787--1857, nine children 5 by Catherine Ancillon and 4 by Barbe Freely, all born in Petit-Tenquin
# in
history
Child's
Name
YOB / YOD Mother Child's Destination /
Year departed
5.2.2.3.3.8.1. Jullianne Blaies 1809--1814 Catherine Ancillion France
5.2.2.3.3.8.2. Jean Blaies 1810-- Catherine Ancillion France
5.2.2.3.3.8.3. Marguerite Blaies 1811--1814 Catherine Ancillion France
5.2.2.3.3.8.4. Conrad Blaies 1814--1854 Catherine Ancillion France
5.2.2.3.3.8.5. Jullianne Blaies 1817--1891 Catherine Ancillion France
5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies 1823--1902 Barbe Freely America / 1852
5.2.2.3.3.8.7. Jean Nicolas Blaies 1825-- Barbe Freely France
5.2.2.3.3.8.8. Pierre Blaies 1827--1829 Barbe Freely France
5.2.2.3.3.8.9. Georges Blaies 1829-- Barbe Freely America / 1849

-5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blais, 1787--1857, had nine children.  The five by his first marriage to Catherine Ancillon, 1776--1820, were,

-5.2.2.3.3.8.1. Jullianne Blais, 3-10-1809--5-18-1814, the first of nine children of Jean Bernard Blais and the first of five by Catherine Ancillon born and died in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2. Jean Blais, 5-28-1810--4-20-1869, the second of nine children of Jean Bernard Blaies and the second of five by Catherine Ancillon born on Sunday in Petit-Tenquin and died in Nancy, a city in the north-eastern French department of Meurthe-et-Moselle and formerly the capital of Lorraine.  Jean like his father was a weaver.  In 1835 in Vergaville, France, Jean Blais married Madeleine Evrard, 7-12-1810--3-26-1862, who was born in Vergaville and died in Nancy.  Jean Blais and Madeleine Evrard had at least one child.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2.1.  Joseph Blaise, 8-29-1847--, the only know child of Jean Blais and Madeleine Evrard born in Vergaville and died in Nancy.  Joseph was a barber. Joseph Blaise married Celine Claudon, --1920, who died in Nancy.  Joseph Blaise and Celine Claudon had at least one child. 

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2.1.1.  Jules Blaise, 12-13-1879--11-22-1953, the only known child of Joseph Blaise and Celine Claudon, born and died in Nancy.  Jules was a military officer in the French Army [photo on left].  In 1912 in Nancy, Jules Blaise married Louise Le Bourhis, 1-25-1889--7-15-1948, who was born and died in Nancy.  Jules Blaise and Louise Le Bourhis had three children.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2.1.1.1.   Rene Blaise,  the first of three children of Jules Blaise and Louise Le Bourhis 

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2.1.1.2.  George Blaise,  8-13-1920--, the second of three children of Jules Blaise and Louise Le Bourhis

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2.1.1.3.  Robert Blaise, 8-13-1920--5-15-2009, the third of three children of Jules Blaise and Louise Le Bourhis born in Nancy and died in Chateau - Thierry. Robert was a commecial engineer.  In 1951 in Signey le Petit, Robert Blaise married Mariette Fonder, 5-16-1924--, who was born in Signey le Petit a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.  Robert Blaise and Mariette Fonder had two children.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2.1.1.3.1. Francis Blaise, 3-15-1953--, the first of two children of Robert Blaise and Mariette Fonder born in Valnciennes in the Nord department in northern France. It lies on the Scheldt river. Francis is a Professor.  On 12-31-1985 in Pleslin, France, Francis Blaise married Evelyne Rocourt, 10-1-1954--, who was born in Orleans.  Francis Blaise and Evelyne Rocourt had one child. 

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2.1.1.3.1.1. Deborah Blaise, 11-24-1986--, the only child of Francis Blaise and Evelyne Rocourt born in Brive la Gaillarde. Deborah is an Architect

-5.2.2.3.3.8.2.1.1.3.2.  Catherine Blaise, 3-15-1953--, the second of two children of Robert Blaise and Mariette Fonder

-5.2.2.3.3.8.3. Marguerite Blaies, 12-25-1811--6-4-1814, the third of nine children of Jean Bernard Blaies and the third of five by Catherine Ancillon born and died in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4. Conrad Blaies, 4-2-1814--1-26-1854, the fourth of nine children of Jean Bernard Blaies and the fourth of five by Catherine Ancillon born on Saturday in Petit-Tenquin and died in Hellimer. On 1-31-1842 in Hellimer, Conrad Blaies married Anne Marie Bonnert, 9-3-1806--5-11-1887, who was born in Hellimer. Anne Marie Bonnert's parents were Nicolas Bonnert and Anne Marie Feyet. Conrad Blaies and Anne Marie Bonnert had the following six children.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.1. Jean Blaies, 11-23-1842--2-4-1871, the first of six children of Conrad Blaies and Anne Marie Bonnert born in Hellimer but died in Paris. Jean was in the French Army in the war of 1870 against Germany. The records state that he was a soldier in the 4th Regiment de Zouaves. He died of Typhoid Fever in the military hospital of Grob Caillou in Paris at 29 years of age. Strange how in history class you do not pay much attention to the War of 1870 between Germany and France. It was the foundation for The Great War in 1914 and also began the industrial age. Here is a 1st cousin, 2 generations removed to my generation that died in that very war.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.2. Nicolas Blaies, 11-18-1844--6-8-1869, the second of six children of Conrad Blaies and Anne Marie Bonnert born and died in Hellimer. He died at the age of 24. He was listed as a Journalier which was a day laborer.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.3. Georges Blaies, 8-12-1846--12-17-1847, the third of six children of Conrad Blaies and Anne Marie Bonnert born and died in Hellimer at 15 months.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4. Charles Blaies, 8-4-1848--, the fourth of six children of Conrad Blaies and Anne Marie Bonnert born in Hellimer.  On 11-16-1875 in Hellimer,  Charles Blaies married Marie Anne Lallier, 8-29-1851--. Marie Anne Lallier's parents were Pierre Lallier and Anne Marie Roguet. Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier had the following nine children.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.1. Jean Blaies, 8-30-1876--12-7-1962, the first of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born and died in Hellimer.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.2. Marie Anne Blaies, 8-7-1878--3-6-1961, the second of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born in Hellimer and died in Sarreguemines.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.3. Charles Nicolas Blaies, 6-26-1880--8-10-1964, the third of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born in Hellimer and died in Thionville.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.4. Jean Nicolas Blaies, 3-11-1883--, the fourth of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born in Hellimer.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.5. Eugene Blaies, 7-1-1885--, the fifth of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born in Hellimer.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.6. Auguste Blaies, 4-14-1887--4-21-1961, the sixth of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born in Hellimer and died in Heltanage-Grande.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.7. Joseph Blaies, 10-16-1888--8-16-1955, the seventh of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born in Hellimer and died in Sarrebourg.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.8. Anne Blaies, 8-4-1890--4-19-1978, the eighth of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born and died in Hellimer.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.4.9. Marie Blaies, 9-17-1892--, the ninth of nine children of Charles Blaies and Marie Anne Lallier born in Hellimer.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.5. "enfant" Blaies, 7-16-1851--, the fifth of six children of Conrad Blaies and Anne Marie Bonnert born in Hellimer but died at birth.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.4.6. Nicolas Blaies, 11-29-1852--, the sixth of six children of Conrad Blaies and Anne Marie Bonnert born in Hellimer.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.5. Jullianne Bouillon, nee Blaies, 2-19-1817--1-22-1891, the fifth of five children of Jean Bernard Blaies and Catherine Ancillon born and died in Petit-Tenquin. Jullianne was named after her sister who had died at five years old. Jullianne Blaies married Georges Bouillon on 2-15-1844 in Petir-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies [Blesse], 2-18-1787--1857, married a second time on Monday, June 3, 1822, in Kappelkinger to Barbe Frely (Frolich), 1-2-1785--6-3-1848. Barbe Blaies, nee Frely, 1785--1848, was born on Sunday, 1-2-1785 in Uberkinger and died on Saturday 6-3-1848 in Petit-Tenquin. Barbe Frely is our direct ancestor.

Barbe Blaies, nee Frely (Frolich)'s, 1785--1848, father was Jean Antoine Frely [Frölich], 10-1750--2-28-1821, place of birth is unknown. He died in Uberkinger. Barbe Blaies, nee Frely (Frolich)'s, 1785--1848, mother was Barbe Bernard, 11-3-1753--4-15-1818. She was born in Kappelkinger and died in Uberkinger. They were married in Kappelkinger on Saturday, 5-4-1782. Jean Antoine Frely, 1751--1821, was listed as a weaver.

Jean Antoine Frely [Frolig], 1750--1821, and Barbe Bernard's, 1753--1818, eight children are listed below.
Children Birthplace Died in Married
on / in
Spouse
Christine Frölyg
3-9-1783--
Uberkinger ---- ---- ---
Barbe Frölig
1-2-1785--6-3-1848
Uberkinger Petit-Tenquin 6-3-1822
Kappelkinger
-5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies
Paul Frely
11-16-1786--
Uberkinger --- 7-12-1809
Uberkinger
Madeleine Schroeder
1785--
Jacques Frely
12-25-1788--
Uberkinger --- --- ---
Marguerite Frely
1-21-1791--
Uberkinger --- --- ---
Christopher Froely
4-25-1792--10-15-1752
Uberkinger Uberkinger --- ---
Suzanne Fröly
9-20-1793
Uberkinger --- --- ---
Anne Marie Fröly
1-13-1797--1-30-1800
Uberkinger Uberkinger --- ---

Paul Frley, 1786--, and his wife, Madeleine Schroeder [above] had at least one child: Christine Frely, 5-24-1810--6-3-1810, born and died in Uberkinger at 10 days old. Madeleine Frely, Schroeder, 1785--, parents were Jacques Schroeder and Marianne Streppo. Jacques was a berger.

The father of Jean Antoine Frölich [Frely], 1750--1821, was Jacob Frely (Frolich), 6-15-1723--<1782, born on Saturday in Kappelkinger and died in Mittelbexbach, Germany. Mittelbexbach is near Sarrbucken in Germany. Jean Antoine Frely's mother was Marguerite Andernach, c. 1721--<1782. Marguerite's exact place of birth is unknown but she died in Mittelbexbach. Marguerite was most likely born in the village of Mittelbexbach. The German village of Mittelbexbach is also known as Bexbach. Jacob Frely, 1723--<1782, is the one that changed the family name from Frolich to Frely.

Jacob Frely's, 1723--1782, father was also named Jacob Frolich, 1696--2-10-1760, died on Sunday at the age of 64. Jacob Frolich, 1696--1760, place of birth is unknown. He married Catherine Imhoff, c. 1693-->1723, in the village church of Kappelkinger on Saturday, June 9, 1722. Catherine Imhoff's, c. 1693-->1723, exact place of birth and date of birth are unknown.

Barbe Frely, nee Bernard's, 11-3-1753--4-15-1818, father was Paul Bernard, c. 1723--12-14-1761, exact place of birth is unknown. He died at 11 PM in Uberkinger and was buried in Kappelkinger. Paul Bernard received the last rites before he died. Barbe's mother was Anne Elizabeth Marchal, 8-23-1718--1-11-1789, born on Saturday in Kappelkinger, died in Uberkinger. Anne Elizabeth Bernard, nee Marchal, 1718--1789, had a brother by the name of Jean Marchal.

Paul Bernard, c. 1723--1761, and Anne Elizabeth Marchal, 1718--1789, were married on Saturday, November 18, 1738 in the village of Kappelkinger. Paul like his father, is listed as a weaver in the town records.

Paul Bernard's, c. 1723--1761, parents were Michel Bernard, c. 1693--5-21-1735, and Elizabeth Rostucher, c. 1670--8-19-1741. They were married on February 6, 1696, in Insming. Michel Bernard, c. 1693--1735, and Elizabeth Rostucher, c. 1670--1741, both were born and died in Kappelkinger. Michel Bernard, c. 1693--1735, like his son, was a weaver.

The family name of Rosstauscher in German means the man who changes the horses or Postmaster. Like his Rosstauscher ancestor, 1.7.5. Dale Blaes, 1940--, was the Postmaster in Smithton, IL. Elizabeth Bernard, nee Rostucher's, c. 1670--1741, parents were Nicolas Rostucher, c. 1645--2-7-1699, and Marguerite Feisthammel, c. 1640--1704. Nicholas Rostucher was born in Kappelkinger. He was a plough man and died in Kappelkinger. The name of Nicolas Rostucher's, c. 1645--2-7-1699, father is unknown, However, his grandfather is Claus Rosstauscher, c. 1599--c. 1623, from the village of Kappelkinger. Nicolas Rostucher, c. 1645--2-7-1699, had three brothers by the name of Hans Adam Rosstauscher, Jean C. Rosstauscher, and Christophe Rosstauscher.

Rostoucher is the common spelling of that name today [2000]. The etymology is of course Rosstauscher, which is the person who changed the horses. Likewise, the name Feisthammel is sometimes written "Grasmouton", which is the French translation of "Fat sheep", in dialect "Feisthammel". [by way of Jean-Paul Hermann]

Marguerite Rostucher, nee Feisthammel, c. 1640--<1704, place of birth, date of birth, place of death and exact date of death are unknown. Elizabeth Bernard, nee Rostucher, c. 1670--1741, was one of 5 children. A Michel Rostucher, c. 1689--, is another of those 5 children. The family name of Rostucher is spelled in the German fashion, Rosstauscher.

Marguerite Rostucher, nee Feisthammel's, c. 1640--<1704, father was Henry [Hanzel] Feisthammel, c. 1604-->1640. His place of birth, date of birth are unknown. He died in Hellimer. Marguerite's mother was named Scheffer.

Two additional descendents of Nicholas Rostucher and Marguerite Feishammel is a Joseph Rostucher, 4-22-1810--11-1-1878, who died in Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan and Pierre L. Weisse of France who both descend from Nicholas and is my generations 7th cousin, 1 generation removed.  This line below shows the descent from Nicolas Rostucher and Marguerite Feisthammel for Joseph's line as outlined below.

  1. Michel Rosstaucher, son of Nicolas Rostucher and Marguerite Feisthammel
  2. Jean Michel Rostucher
  3. Jean Rostucher
  4. Jean Rostucher
  5. Joseph Rostucher, 4-22-1810--9-1-1878, born in Kappelkinger, France and died in Detroit, MI

The direct line of descent for Pierre L. Weisse of France is below.

  1. Michel Rosstauscher, son of Nicolas Rostucher and Marguerite Feisthammel
  2. Simon Rostucher
  3. Jean Rostucher
  4. Nicolas Rostucher
  5. Pierre Rostucher
  6. Pierre Rostucher
  7. Helene Palicot, nee Rostucher
  8. Louise Odette Weisse, nee Palicot
  9. Pierre Louis Weisse

Paul Bernard's, c. 1723--1761, wife, Anne Elizabeth Bernard, nee Marchal's, 8-23-1718--1-11-1784, parents were Philippe Jacques Marchal, 3-7-1693--2-25-1757, and Anne Maria Heymes (Heyman), 12-9-1694--11-21-1734. They were married in Kappelkinger on Saturday, 11-13-1714.

Philippe Jacques Marchal, 1693--1757, was born on Tuesday, March 7, 1693, in Kappelkinger and died in Kappelkinger. For many years he was the Mayor of the village of Kappelkinger and worked as a plough man throughout his life. The wife of Philippe Jacques Marchal, 1693--1757, was Anne Marie Heymes (Heyman), 1694--11-21-1734, born in the village of Kappelkinger. She died there on November 31, 1734.

The father of Philippe Jacques Marchal (Schmidt), 1693--1757, was Christopher Marchal (Schmidt), c. 1663--10-23-1741, place of birth is unknown. He died in Kappelkinger. He was listed in town records as a ploughman. The mother of Philippe Jacques Marchal (Schmidt), 1693--1757, is Anne Catherine Marchal (Schmidt), nee Georg, c. 1663--7-18-1741, place of birth is unknown but she died in Kappelkinger. Her father's name was Henricq Georg, -->1663, died in Val de Gueblange, Moselle. Her mother's name was Marie.

The name Heymes is also spelled Heymen and Heyman.

It is in Philippe Jacques Marchal's, 1693--1757, generation that the family name changed from Schmidt to Marchal.

The father of Anne Marie Marchal (Schmidt), nee Heymes (Heyman), 1694--1734, was Jacob Heymes, c. 1664--c. 1717, his place of birth is unknown. Jacob was a blacksmith and died in Kappelkinger. Jacob Heyman's wife was Marguerite Boul, c. 1660--1731. Marguerite Heyman, nee Boul, c. 1664--1731, died in Kappelkinger.

The parents of Marguerite Heyman, nee Boul, c. 1660--1731, were Jean Boul, c. 1634--11-7-1691, born in Uberkinger and died in Kappelkinger and Christine Feisthammel, c. 1634-->1664, born in Uberkinger but her place of death and date of death are unknown.

-5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies, 1787--1857, and his wife Barbe Frolich (Freley), 1785--1848, were teenagers as Napoleon started his drive to rule the world. Jean Bernard Blaies and his wife Barbe Frolich had at least four children. They were,

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies, 3-20-1823--3-30-1902, Jean Bernard Blaies' sixth of nine children but his first of four children by Barbe Freely born on March 20, 1823, in the village of Petit-Tenquin in the parish of Hellimer, 30 miles from the city of Metz in the Province of Lorraine, in the state of Moselle in north east France. The birth record of his daughter, Anne Fries, nee Blaies, 1879--1948, states that it was near or by the city of Metz in Lorraine. He was listed in French records as a weaver. Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, emigrated to America with his father in 1852. Napoleon III was the ruler of France when they left.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.7. Jean Nicolas Blaies, 2-21-1825-->1857, Jean Bernard Blaies' seventh of nine children but his second of four children by Barbe Freely born in Petit-Tenquin and believed to be in the French military service in 1857.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.8. Pierre Blaies, 1-15-1827--2-15-1829, Jean Bernard Blaies' eighth of nine children but his third of four children by Barbe Freely was one of the four children of Jean Bernard Blaies, 1787--1857, and his wife Barbe Frely (Frolich), 1785--1848. He was born and died at two years of age in Petit-Tenquin.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.9. Georges Blaies, 8-12-1829-->1849, Jean Bernard Blaies' ninth of nine children but his fourth of four children by Barbe Freely born on Tuesday in the village of Petit-Tenquin. He is listed as a carpenter that emigrated to the St. Louis, Missouri area in 1849. All Frenchmen at the age of 20 had to have a physical to see if they were ready for service in the French Army. If you did not show up for the physical then you had left for America. Jean Georges Blaies, 1829-->1857, did not show up for his physical and was listed as a deserter. As yet, no records have been found for Georges in the St. Louis, MO area.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies, 3-20-1823--3-30-1902, may have used the name Mickael in St. Clair Co., IL, as Illinois was very German and it may have made sense to look and sound German rather than French at the time. The 1870 Missouri Census states that Jean Michel Blaies was born in France while the 1900 Illinois Census says he was born in Germany. The 1900 Census listed Jean Michel as immigrating in 1864. That most likely meant the year he arrived in Illinois from Missouri. This was most likely a hold over attitude from the Civil War by a census taker that cared less about the US Census and thought only the state of Illinois was important. Jean Michel Blaies might have moved from Missouri to Illinois as late as 1865.

The 1860 Jefferson County, Missouri census list the family as living in Arnold, MO in Rock Township. It listed Jean Michel Blaies as being born in Baden. His wife Theresa was born in Baden. It also listed 3 Blaies children living at the time. One's name was Emma, being one year old in 1860. That may have been a nick name for Theresia Blaies. The Blaies name was spelled Blanch in the census. The small town of Arnold, MO is in Rock Township, Jefferson County. Jean Michel Blaies' land was worth $100 and his house was worth $200 according to the census.

Jean Michel Blaies', 1823--1902, wife was Theresia Bender, 1833--1898. Most likely they lived in the Arnold, MO area until they moved to Mascoutah, IL [located at 38.22.35 N and 89.51.25 W] sometime in 1864 or 1865. Jean Michel was still in the Missouri Militia in 1864. Six of the fourteen Blaies children were born in Missouri between 1857 and 1865.

Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, and Theresia's first child was Nicholas Blaies. Nicholas was born on July 11, 1857, most likely in the Arnold, Missouri area. Nicholas was baptized at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold, MO, on August 23, 1857, the same church where Jean Michel and Theresia were married. The parish was founded in 1840 by fourteen families who had emigrated from southern Germany and Alsace-Lorraine. Bishop Joseph Rosati sent Fr. J.P. Fischer, an assistant to the Cathedral of Saint Louis, to serve these immigrants. Fr. Fischer purchased 160 acres of land for the parish in 1839, celebrated the first Mass in 1840 and directed the building of the first church, a log building, in 1842. A stone church was built in 1851, and the present church in 1895. The parish was served by diocesan priest until 1991 when the Capuchin Friars assumed the administration. The Capuchins are a branch of the Franciscan Order founded by St. Francis of Assisi.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, and his brother-in-law, Wendel Bender, 1834--1902, served in the same Union Army unit during the Civil War. Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on October 8, 1863, in Company H of the 80th Regiment of Enrolled Missouri Militia that was organized in Jefferson Co. Missouri. Michel was discharged in 1864 by Special Order 126. Special order 126 seems to be a discharge order due to the Union officer failing to take some type of oath and having it filed with the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. Michel may not have taken the oath or did take it but failed to have it filed on time. None the less, he and 60 other officers were relieved of their commands.

In May 1864, Michel enrolled from Carondelet in the 2nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia as a private. The active service began on Sept. 27, 1864 and ended on November 5, 1864. Michel was put on sick furlough.

Michel's brother-in-law, Wendel Bender, 1834--1902, was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant on November 7, 1864 and was discharged from Company H on March 12, 1865. Wendel was first a Sergeant and signed up for the Militia in Sulfur Springs, MO on April 21, 1864. He was ordered into service on Sept. 30, 1864 and was relieved from duty on October 31, 1864.

The 80th Regiment was never Federalized as part of the regular Union Army. It was created to give some protection to the locals against an anticipated Confederate raid led by a soldier named Price.

"The 80th Regiment of Enrolled Missouri Militia was raised for home service and was comprised of good citizens generally. It had been jocosely remarked of them that "they had no duties to perform except to guard bridges and steal chickens". Some of the 80th Regiment claimed to have had to guard an iron bridge to keep it from burning even though it was raining at the time. Laying all jokes aside they were good citizens and demeaned themselves with honor."

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, married his wife, Theresia Bender, 1833--1898, on Thursday, May 22, 1856, in Arnold, MO. The majority of the Bender family may have settled in either the Arnold, MO or the Carondelet area of St. Louis County. Theresia's brother Wendel Bender, 1834--1902, eventually settled in O'Fallon, IL. The Bender family has over 12,000 ancestors and descendents.

Theresia's older brother, Andreas, and her maternal uncle, Anton Herrmann, settled in the area near Sulfur Springs, Rock Township in Jefferson County, Missouri in 1847. Sulfur Springs, population 110, is 23 miles south of St. Louis, on the Mississippi River, just south of Kimmswick, MO. Sulfur Springs is only about five miles from Arnold, MO.

Theresia N. Bender was born on April 1, 1833, in Mühlhausen, Baden, Germany. Mühlhausen is a small town in the western part of Germany just 20 miles south of Heidelberg in Baden. Theresia's ancestors came from a small village close to Mühlhausen called, Rettigheim. Theresia was born at seven in the evening. She was baptized the following day at four in the afternoon at the Church of Theresia in Mühlhausen. Father G. Simpert was the attending priest. Elizabetha Kretz, nee Bender, was the godmother. Elizabetha Kretz was also Theresia's aunt.

Theresia Blaies, nee Bender's father was Georg Franz Bender, 1801--1838. He was born on 6-11-1801, in Mühlhausen, Baden. Georg Franz Bender died on May 15, 1838, in Mühlhausen at the early age of 37. Theresia Blaies, nee Bender's mother was Maria Elizabeth Bender, nee Herrmann, 1805--1870. She was born in Mühlhausen on 6-13-1805. Maria Elizabeth Bender, nee Herrmann, 1805--1870, emigrated sometime after May, 1854.

Maria Elizabeth Bender, nee Herrmann died in Engelman Township in St. Clair Co. on March 25, 1870. She died from winter fever. This information came from the St. Clair Co. 1870 Mortality Schedule. Maria Elizabeth lived in Engelman Township of St. Clair Co. Engelman Township has very few towns and is mostly made up of farms. No newspapers are available for the 1870 time period in the Belleville area.

Maria Elizabeth Bender, nee Herrmann is buried in the Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic cemetery located in the area: NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 26, Township 1 North, Range 7 West, Shiloh Valley Township. It is on the south side of Rt. 177, west of Mascoutah, IL. All the gravestones have been removed. She was buried on 3-25-1870, at the age of 65.

Georg Franz Bender, 1801--1838, and his wife, Maria Elizabeth Bender, nee Herrmann, 1805--1870, had at least eight children. All of the children were born in Mühlhausen, Baden. They are,

  1. Andreas Bender, 3-16-1825-->1874, the oldest child, emigrated to America sometime after May of 1847, with his maternal uncle, Anton Herrmann and settled in the Sulfur Springs, MO area.
  2. Nikolaus Bender, 8-8-1826-->1879, emigrated to America c. 1854. He was the second oldest child of Georg Franz Bender and Maria Elizabeth Herrmann.
  3. Joseph B. Bender, 3-10-1828--12-27-1876, emigrated to America c. 1854. Joseph was the third oldest child of Georg Franz Bender and Maria Elizabeth Herrmann. Joseph Bender was Theresia Blaies' brother. On August 30, 1874, Joseph Bender was the baptismal sponsor for Joseph William Blaies I, at the church of the  Holy Childhood of Jesus in Mascoutah, Illinois. Joseph Bender was also the uncle of Joseph William Blaies I. Joseph Bender was forty six years old at the time of the baptism. Joseph William Blaies I was the son of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender.
  4. Joseph B. Bender married a woman named Elizabeth Schmitt, -->1876. No additional information is known about Joseph's wife. She lived past 1876.

    Joseph B. Bender is buried in the Holy Childhood of Jesus C.C. cemetery located in the area: NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 26, Township 1 North, Range 7 West, Shilo Valley Township. It is on the south side of Rt. 177, west of Mascoutah, IL. All the gravestones have been removed. The date of burial is 12-29-1876.

  5. Sophia Bender, 3-15-1831--1848, died in Mühlhausen. Sophia was the fourth oldest child of Georg Franz Bender and Maria Elizabeth Herrmann.
  6. Theresia Blaies, nee Bender, 4-1-1833--2-24-1898, emigrated to America late in 1855 or early in 1856. Theresia was the fifth child of Georg Franz Bender and Maria Elizabeth Herrmann. She married -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies on May 22, 1856 at the Immaculate Conception C. C. in Arnold, MO.
  7. Wendelin Bender, 12-20-1834--3-22-1902, emigrated to America c. 1854. Wendel was the sixth child born to Georg Franz Bender and Maria Elizabeth Herrmann. He and his family eventually settled in O'Fallon, Illinois. Nicholas Blaies, 1857--1912, stated in a legal document that he knew Wendell since 1854, three years before Nicholas was born.
  8. Wendel Bender and his brother-in-law, Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, served in the same Army unit during the Civil War. They were in the 80th Regiment of Enrolled Missouri Militia. -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies was a 2nd Lieutenant and Wendel Bender was a 1st Lieutenant. Wendel enlisted in the US Army in Sulfur Springs, MO.

  9. Florian Bender, 4-9-1836-->1853, emigrated to America c. 1854. Florian was the seventh child of Georg Franz Bender and Maria Elizabeth Herrmann.
  10. Elizabeth Bender, 3-19-1838-->1873, the eighth and youngest child born of Georg Franz Bender and Maria Elizabeth Herrmann. Her father, Georg Franz Bender died when she was two months old. Elizabeth emigrated to America c. 1854.
  11. Most likely, all of the Bender's listed above came to America, except Sophia and Marie Elizabeth Bender, nee Herrmann husband's, Georg Franz Bender, 1801--1838. Both Sophia Bender and her father, Georg Franz Bender, 1801--1838, died in Germany. See Bender history.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, was about 29 when he emigrated to America. Our direct Bender family emigration started sometime after May 1848 and ended in late 1855 or early 1856. The family did not come over together but rather one or two at a time.

The Bender family, most likely, may have settled or migrated to five different locations in the last half of the 1800's.

  1. The Carondelet area of St. Louis County.
  2. The St. Clair County, Illinois area, Mascoutah, O'Fallon and Engelman Township.
  3. The area between 8th and 9th Street and between Russell Blvd. and Anne St. in South St. Louis, MO.
  4. The Arnold, MO area.
  5. The Sulfur Springs, MO area, Arnold, MO and Sulfur Springs are only five miles apart.

Many years ago, there was a ferry that went between Carondelet, MO and St. Clair County, Illinois across the Mississippi River.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies was 33 years old and Theresia was 23 years of age when they were married on 5-22-1856 in Arnold, MO. Six of their fourteen children were born in Missouri. Sometime in 1864, Jean Michel Blaies, and his family moved from Missouri to the Mascoutah, St. Clair Co., Illinois area.

Mascoutah, formerly called Mechanicsburg, is located ten miles east of Belleville, near the eastern bank of Silver Creek. In 1876, nearly 3,000 people lived in the largely German town. It was known as a large shipping point for corn. It was also known for its rich farming land. The Blaies family farmed for a living until the late 1890's.

The military physical Jean Michel Blaies took in France describes him as follows: 1.7 meters high, dark haired, dark eyed, dark background, his nose was long, his chin was round, his mouth was large, his complexion was light colored, his face was oval and his hair covered his forehead.

Later on in life he had a mustache and a goatee beard. His wife, Theresia Bender, was medium height, with darker skin and straight dark hair.

At sixty five, Theresia Blaies, nee Bender, died on February 24, 1898. They were married for 42 years. Theresia died a little after noon at the Blaies family home at 723 Jefferson St., Belleville, IL. Theresia was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery according to the obits in the Belleville newspaper but other records have her buried in Green Mt. Cemetery. Her gravestone is in Green Mount Cemetery near the grave of Jean Michel Blaies.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies died at the home of Elizabeth and John Mueller on the corner of Benton and Jefferson St. in Belleville, IL. Elizabeth was Jean Michel's daughter. He lived to be 78 years of age and died on March 30, 1902. The funeral was at the Mueller home and then to St. Luke's for the Mass and then on to Green Mount Cemetery.

Mueller family home

The Mueller home in the photo above was at 723 Jefferson St. but Jefferson St. has been changed to N. Charles St. in Belleville.

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies and his wife, Theresia Bender, 1833-1898, [photo below] are buried in Green Mount Cemetery near Belleville, Illinois. Together they had fourteen children. They are,

-5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender's 14 children listed below are the first American born Blaies generation. The numbering convention now goes positive.
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history
Children Birthplace Married
on / in
Spouse Birthplace
1. Nicholas Blaes
1857--1912
Arnold, MO 10-27-1887
Silver Lake, MO
Anastasia Doll
1863--1918
Silver Lake, MO
2. John Blaies
1859--1935
Missouri 8-13-1888
Mascoutah, IL
Jeanne Rieger
1872--1939
Marissa Twnship, IL
3. Theresia Blaies
1860--1876
Missouri --- --- ---
4. Michael Blaies
1861--1897
Missouri --- --- ---
5. Amelia Hacker,
nee Blaies 1864-1933
Missouri 4-28-1891
---
John Hacker
1867--1943
---
6. Christopher Blaies
1865--1876
Missouri --- --- ---
7. Cecillia Blaies
1866--<1879
Illinois --- --- ---
8. Lucy Blaies
>1866--<1879
Illinois --- --- ---
9. Frank A. Blaies
1868--1907
Illinois 4-3-1894
Mascoutah, IL
Katherine Kuehn
1873--1904
---
10. Maria (Mary) Blaies
1870--1887
Illinois --- -- ---
11. Eliz. Mueller,
nee Blaies, 1872--1918
Mascoutah, IL 4-3-1894
Mascoutah, IL
John Mueller
1861--1943
Wiesviller,
Moselle, France
12. Joseph Will. Blaies I
1874--1973
Mascoutah, IL 5-6-1903
Mascoutah, IL
Josephine Lautz
1876--1937
Belleville, IL
13. Edward Blaies
1876--1961
Mascoutah, IL 1919
?
Amanda Gauch
1883--1964
Rentschler Station, IL
14. Anne Katherine Fries,
nee Blaies, 1879--1948
Mascoutah, IL 6-19-1901
Belleville, IL
Adolph Fries
1879--1945
Belleville, IL

Frank A. Blaies and his sister Elizabeth Mueller, nee Blaies had a double wedding in Mascoutah, IL.

1. Nicholas Blaes, 7-11-1857--5-26-1912, born in the Arnold, MO area in Jefferson Co. Some records state that his birth date is 7-10-1857. He was the first of fourteen  children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. Nicholas was born in 1857, the same year his grandfather, 5.2.2.3.3.8. Jean Bernard Blaies died according to French records. Nicholas was baptized at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold, MO on August 23, 1857. His baptismal sponsors were, Nicholas Bender and Mary Schuhmacher. Nicholas Bender was his maternal uncle. Nicholas Blaes came to Mascoutah in 1864, when he was about seven years old. Nicholas was the oldest of the Blaies children and was a bachelor living on a rented farm in a two room log cabin somewhere between Mascoutah and Lebanon, Illinois before he married.

Nicholas is the one that changed the spelling of the Blaies name, dropping the letter i. The story is that he did not like the idea of having three vowels in a row.

On October 27, 1887, Nicholas married Anastasia Doll, born on 1-8-1863, in the "Dry Bone Area" of Silver Lake, MO. They were married at St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church in Silver Lake, MO, diocese of St. Louis. They were married by a Father Edward Wayne.

William Doll and Mary Blaies were the witnesses at Nicholas' wedding. William was most likely the brother of Annie Doll. Mary was Nicholas' sister. Mary died about a month after Nicholas' wedding.


Married October 27, 1887 in Missouri The wedding certificate was found by Cletus Blaes in a Blaies family Bible that belonged to Nicholas. Theresia Bender's name is spelled with a P rather than a B, i.e. Pender instead of Bender. Anastasia Blaes, nee Doll died on September 28, 1918.

Sister Hildebretha states that her mother, Anastasia Blaes, nee Doll worked in St. Louis before she was married. Nicholas met Anastasia during one of her visits to her aunt in St. Clair Co., IL. Her aunt's name was Mrs. Kiel and she  lived very near Nicholas' farm in St. Clair Co.

Mrs. Kiel was related to Anastasia (Doll) Blaes. Her name was Francesca Berger and was referred to as the "Kitchen mother" 
because she could really bake great breads and pastries. The Kiel-Berger house in Sheve Park in Mascoutah is the log house
 they built acroos the road from the Blaes Farm on Rt 4. That is now a part of Mid-America Airport. This Kiel-Berger
home is where Clete Blaes spent every summer for 15 years in his younger days.

The earliest record of the Doll family is for the marriage of Antoinette Doll to a Ferdinand Zoellner in 1840, in Perry Co., Missouri.

Perhaps Theresia Bender's family and the Doll family were friends back in Germany. The 1860 Perry Co. census list Martin Doll, Walburga his wife, Joseph and Mark his sons, and Joseph F. and Mary Doll, his parents. All but the two sons born in Baden, Germany. They lived in the town of Silver Lake, MO, Perry Co. in St. Mary's township in 1860. The Doll family may have emigrated from Lagrenhalthauser, Baden, Germany, and arrived in Baltimore, Md. in October 1839. The Doll family grave in Silver Lake, MO.

Listed below are the many members of the Doll family. They should be of interest to the many descendants of 1. Nicholas Blaes, 1857--1912.

Joseph F. Doll, c.1788--, born in Baden, Germany and married a woman named Mary, c.1785--. They had one son named, Martin Doll.

Martin Doll, 10-23-1825--10-29-1914, born in Baden, Germany. Martin married Mary Walburga Reislines, 5-30-1833--7-31-1897, on 7-14-1856, in Silver Lake, Missouri. Mary was born in Bavaria, Germany. Both Martin and Mary died in Silver Lake and are buried in the cemetery at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Silver Lake, MO. During the Civil War, Martin was a private in Co. "A" Missouri Cavalry between, 1863 and 1864. They had 10 children. They are,

  1. Joseph Doll, 1857--1869.
  2. Mark Doll, 3-14-1859--3-27-1946, married Victoria Grillon and had a daughter,
    1. Mary Doll,

    Mark's second wife was Emily S. Gibbar, 7-10-1869--1-28->1900, they were married on 8-11-1891, in Perryville, MO, at St. Mary's Seminary. They had five children. They are,

    1. Ellen Brown, nee Doll, 8-11-1893--8-28-1959, married Moritz Brown and had 12 children. They are,
      1. Unknown Morgan, nee Brown, had at least one child,
        1. Roger J. Morgan .
      2. Unknown Brown, --1999, who had at least one daughter,
        1. Lettye Ranta, nee Brown, who lives in the Perryville, MO area with her family.
    2. Joseph Henry Doll, 8-11-1895--3-4-1980, married Mary Bernice Cissell on 4-5-1920. Later, he married Pearl Gibbar Cissell. Their three children are,
      1. Doris Norma Graff, nee Doll, 2-15-1925--, married Hugh Fenton Graff on 8-19-1944, and lives in Perryville, MO.
      2. Dorothy Mae Clauson, nee Doll, 8-26-1930--, married Eugene Layton and then Ed Clauson.
      3. Patricia Jean Lohmer, nee Doll, 7-11-1932--, married Eldon Lohmer.
    3. Andrew Mark Doll, 12-22-1896--4-17-1977,
    4. Agnes M. Doll, 6-22-1898--8-22-1969, buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Perry Co., MO
    5. Cathrine Jene Mattingly, nee Doll, 1-2-1900--5-16-1977, married Henry Mattingly on 11-23-1926.
  3. Anastasia Blaes, nee Doll, 1-8-1863--9-28-1918, married 1. Nicholas Blaes, 1857--1912, and moved to the Mascoutah, Illinois area.
  4. William Doll, 1-7-1865--5-31-1943, wife's last name was Mary May Tucker, 2-25-1894--2-28-1986. Mary is burried in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silver Lake, Perry Co., MO also known as Silver Lake Cemetery. William was one of the witnesses at his sister Annie's wedding to Nicholas Blaes in 1887.
  5. Vincent Doll, 3-17-1872--11-27-1956, is burried in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silver Lake, Perry Co., MO also known as Silver Lake Cemetery.
  6. Josephine Geile, nee Doll, 6-10-1874--4-10-1933, married Joseph Geile. They have 5 children. They are,
    1. Lillie Maddock, nee Geile, 2-13-1901--4-19-1927, married John Maddock.
    2. Leo Geile, 5-12-1902--9-13-1981, on 11-10-1931, married Gladys L'Hote.
    3. William Geile, 8-5-1903--, on 9-18-1935, married Olive Hudson.
    4. Rita Shekelton, nee Geile, married Ken Shekelton.
    5. Edgar Geile, 5-26-1911--, married Eleanor Proctor, 1914--1-15-1967, died in Silver Lake, MO. Ed remarried Juanita Turlin in 1968 and as of 1998, they still live in Silver Lake, MO. Ed and Eleanor had three children. They are,
      1. Virginia Head, nee Geile, 2-9-1934--1997, married Frank Welland but then later married Dale Head. Virginia had seven children. They are,
        1. David Welland,
        2. Kathy Welland,
        3. Sharon Head, --c. 1975,
        4. Dianne Head,
        5. Darla Head,
        6. Russell Head,
        7. Vicky Head,
      2. Shirley Mantovani, nee Geile, 3-30-1945--, married Phillip Mantovani in the late 1960s and had two children. They are,
        1. John Mantovani,
        2. Denise Mantovani,

      3. Charles Edgar Geile, 10-15-1935--, born in Silver Lake, MO and married Barbara Ann Elder in 1953. They had three sons,
        1. Steven Charles Geile, 7-12-1956--, born in Silver Lake, MO and lives in Wyoming as of 1998.
        2. Michael Joseph Geile, 9-21-1959--,
        3. Jeffrey Wayne Geile, 7-8-1962--,
  7. Andrew Doll, 11-2-1870--9-12-1930, married Jane Geile, 5-24-1871--1-4-1934.  Andrew and Jane are burried in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silver Lake, Perry co., MO also known as Silver Lake Cemetery
  8. Bernard Doll, 1865--1964, married Winifred Kelcoyne. As the family story goes Bernard was alienated from the family for marrying a Irish girl. The family went to live in Baltimore, Md. Bernard worked for the Railroad. In 1949, when Bernard was 84, Ado Blaes, his wife Mary Ann, his sister Laura, Don Blaes, and Cletus Blaes went to visit Bernard in Baltimore to patch up family relations. Bernard and Mary's children are,
    1. Mary Doll, 3-17-1905--7-23-1996, never married and lived in Cumberland, Md.
    2. John Schlereth, --<1983, married and had children.
    3. Gilbert Schlereth, --<1983, married and had children.
  9. Elizabeth Doll, 1893--1895.
  10. Henry J. Doll, 2-13-1867--1-16-1941. On 11-1-1891, Henry married Louise M. Geile, 8-7-1867--9-23-1953. They were married in Silver Lake, MO. Henry was one of the largest landowners in Silver Lake, MO. Silver Lake was settled in 1868 and had one store and one mill. It is 9 miles W.S.W. of Perryville, located in a beautiful valley. The town consisted of a mill, general store and the Hop Tea Joint. The mill was built in the early 1860's and was in operation until the 1930's.  Henry and Louesa are burried in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silver Lake, Perry Co., MO also known as Silver Lake Cemetery.
  11. In 1877, a rich vein of lead was discovered in the hills north of Silver Lake. In 1880, the Silver Lake Blacksmith shop was opened. In the late 1800's, a general store was established. About 1890, a rich vein of zinc was found but left unexploited due to poor local transportation. In 1971, the town had a population of 48 people, with the only industry in town the local Nut and Bolt Factory that was built in 1969. Henry and Louise's six children are,

    1. John Doll, 4-17-1896--4-29-1992, married Emma Christine Stein, 12-27-1905--11-20-1993. They lived at 5027 Rhodes Ave., St. Louis, MO. John was a bus driver for most of his life. As of 1990, he still drove a car in St. Louis traffic. John had one of the largest funerals with all his friends.
    2. Lawrence Doll, 8-10-1899--7-1990. Was married with one son.
    3. Lonidus Joseph Doll, 8-15-1892--11-7-1982, known as Lon and is burried in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silver Lake, Perry Co., MO also known as Silver Lake Cemetery.  Lon married May E. Tucker on 5-28-1927. They had one son.
      1. Leo J. Doll, 11-10-1930--7-19-1996, is burried in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silver Lake, Perry Co., MO also known as Silver Lake Cemetery
      
          
    4. Mary Zahner, nee Doll, 12-24-1897--, married John Zahner. Photo supplied by Mary's nephew, Harold Zahner.
    5. Elizabeth Marie Doll, 2-7-1895--3-30-1895, known as Lizzie, burried in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silver Lake, Perry Co., MO also known as Silver Lake Cemetery
    6. Joseph V. Doll, 8-19-1902--8-20-1903, is burried in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Silver Lake, Perry Co., MO also known as Silver Lake Cemetery

There was a Charles Doll that was a witness at a wedding at St. Mary's Church on October 25, 1887. The wedding was for Henry Meyer and Mary Beukler. A John Doll, son of Joseph Doll and Frances Clump, born 2-25-1875, was baptized at St. Mary's on 3-27-1875.

Like the Doll family, Theresia Blaies, nee Bender, 1833--1898, was born in Baden. The Bender and Doll families may have known each other back in Baden, Germany. Today, there are many Doll's still living in the Perry Co., Missouri area.

1. Nicholas Blaes, 1857--1912, and Anastasia Doll, 1863--1918, had nine children, all born in the log cabin located on a farm between Mascoutah and Lebanon, IL. All nine children grew up on the farm in the log cabin. Nicholas later added one room and an attic. Verbal family history states that the roof of Nicholas' house had the snow coming in during the winter. Later the family moved to a bigger farm [photo below] on Rt 4 in Mascoutah, IL sometime before 1912.



The following is a remembrance by 1.9.1. Cletus Blaes about the original Blaes farm cabins: When my Grandfather 1. Nicholas Blaes was 7 he lived in a small cabin north of Mascoutah. Well there were actually 2 cabins, a barn and an out house. Many times I played around and in those cabins. One cabin was the kitchen and wash house plus store room and the other was a bedroom with a small loft with beds. My dad also lived in that cabin for a while until they moved about a half mile south to the original Blaes farm.

That farm later became the Lemke farm. At the present time, the Mid America Airport Water tower stands on the very spot where those cabins existed. My Mother [Anita J. Jung] lived across the road from those little cabins. She was a neighbor to my dad [Gilbert Blaes]. Later they were married and I came along. I grew up as a child there. The Burger / Kiel home that is in Mascoutah Sheve Park was all a part of that area. Nicky Kiel was my Great Great Uncle.

1. Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll's nine children are,

1.1. William N. Blaes, 10-30-1888--11-7-1960, born in Mascoutah, IL. He was the first of nine children of  Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll. William married Bertha Kuehn 2-11-1895--8-25-1989. Bertha lived to the age of 94. Bertha was the niece of Katherine Kuehn the wife of 9.0. Frank Blaies. The family lived in Belleville at 513 N. Jackson. Their five children are,

1.1.1. Katherine Klinkhamer, nee Blaes, 7-15-1917--9-18-2016, the first of five children of William Blaes and Bertha Kuehn born in Mascoutha and died in St. Louis. Katherine almost made it to 100 years of age which was her goal.  On 9-16-1943, Katherine Blaes married Robert Klinkhamer, --5-22-1985.  Katherine worked for Sears Roebuck and Company for 17 years and was a member of the Sears retiree club. A member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Katherine belonged to the Ladies Sodality and the quilters group. She enjoyed volunteering with the Ministry to the Sick and Aged for the Belleville Diocese. She belonged to the Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary where she held both local and state offices. Katherine lived in Belleville, IL. Katherine Blaes and Robert Klinkhamer had two children. They are,

1.1.1.1.
Mary Katherine Lappin, nee Klinkhamer, 7-28-1947--5-21-1996, the first of two children of Katherine Blaes and Robert Klinkhamer born in Belleville, IL. Mary married Michael Lappin and lived in Florsant, MO. They had two children.

1.1.1.1.1. Robert Grant Lappin, 8-5-1969--, born in Belleville, IL. Robert married Lisa on 4-1-1995 in St. Charles, MO. They have one child.

1.1.1.1.1.1. Ryan Scott Lappin, 9-20-1996--,

1.1.1.1.2. Scott Michael Lappin, 9-20-1971--, born in Corpus Cristi, Texas and married Julia Smith.

1.1.1.2. Michael Robert Klinkhamer, 1-20-1950--, the second of two children of Katherine Blaes and Robert Klinkhamer born in Belleville, IL. Michael Klinkhamer married Marsha Theis from St. Louis, MO. Michael is a financial analyst at the world headquarters of Monsanto Chemical Co. Michael Klinkhamer and Marsha Theis have three children.

1.1.1.2.1. Nicole Lynn Burke, nee Klinkhamer, 5-27-1978--, the first of three children of Michael Klinkhamer and Marsha Theis. Nicole Lynn Klinkhamer married Tony Burke. 

1.1.1.2.2. Elizabeth Katherine Cresswell, nee Klinkhamer, 9- 21-1979--, the second of three children of Michael Klinkhamer and Marsha Theis.  Elizabeth Katherine Klinkhamer married Larry Cresswell in 2007.  Elizabeth Katherine Klinkhamer and Larry Cresswell have one child.

1.1.1.2.2.1.  Jacob Michael Cresswell, 7-9-2010--, the first child of Elizabeth Katherine Klinkhamer and Larry Cresswell. 

1.1.1.2.3. Lauren Michelle Klinkhamer, 8-6-1982--, the third of three children of Michael Klinkhamer and Marsha Theis. 

1.1.2. Marcella M. Loesch, nee Blaes, 3-12-1919--2-18-2016,  the second of five children of William Blaes and Bertha Kuehn born in Mascoutah, IL and died in Swansea, IL. On 11-25-1950,  Marcella Blaies married Albert F. Loesch, 3-24-1920--11-7-2007, born in Bunker Hill, IL and died in Belleville, IL.  The family lives in Belleville. Albert F. Loesch was a retired microbiologist and chemist, working for various companies, including 20 years for Rexall Drugs. He was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Albert was also a member of the Belleville Area Holzschnitzers Woodcarvers Club and the AARP. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary, nee Schwarten, Loesch; three brothers, Frank Jr., Henry, and Robert Loesch; and two sisters, Clara Eschenfelder and Helen Waller.  Marcella Blaies and Albert F. Loesch had one child.

1.1.2.1. Thomas Anthony Loesch, 12-1-1951--, the only child of Marcella Blaies and Albert F. Loesch born in Belleville, IL. Thomas Loesch married Clara Bux.  Thomas Loesch and Clara Bux have three children.

1.1.2.1.1. Melisa Bux, 1-13-1977--, the first of three children of Thomas Loesch and Clara Bux. 

1.1.2.1.2. Jessica Loesch, 2-11-1982--, the second of three children of Thomas Loesch and Clara Bux. 

1.1.2.1.3. Adam Loesch, 5-16-1989--, the third of three children of Thomas Loesch and Clara Bux. 

1.1.3. Paul H. Blaes, 11-7-1921--10-14-2011, the third of five children of William Blaes and Bertha Kuehnborn born in Mascoutah, IL and died in Belleville, IL. On 4-19-1947, Paul Blaies married Mary Cordera, 1919--3-14-1996, from Collinsville, IL.  In 1940, Paul was elected the financial secretary for the CYO in Belleville, IL.  He belonged to the Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, the TNT Golf Club, the South Side Improvement Association, the Belleville Senior Citizens Club, and the Senior bowling league. He was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral, Belleville, Ill., a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1028, and a member of the Catholic Knights and Ladies of Illinois.

Read more: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/belleville/obituary.aspx?n=paul-h-blaes&pid=154086018&fhid=6341#ixzz1cH2Gav76

  Paul served in WW II and landed on Normandy June 10, 1944, the fourth day of the famous D Day invasion serving with the Army's 744th Tank Battalion as a corporal. He also was in four other major battles, the famous Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes, invasion of Northeron France, the Rhineland and central Europe campaigns. Paul received the Bronze Star for his action in battle and was part of the generation that saved mankind. Paul was the forman on the Belleville Newspaper "News Democrat" for 44 years from WW II to his retirement.  Paul was part of The Greatest Generation, the ones that saved all mankind. He loved to play golf and his reputation was a low scoring golfer.

1.1.4.
Eugene J. Blaes, 9-22-1924--, born in Mascoutah, IL. He was the fourth of five children of William Blaes and Bertha Kuehn. Eugene Blaes married Joan Lois Carman from Orlando, Fla. on 4-7-1956. Eugene worked for the Railroad for 42 years. He was the district sales manager for Seaboard Systems R. R. Gene is now retired and is doing a lot of volunteer work.

Eugene worked for the railroad in St. Louis, Evansville, Ind., Indianapolis, Ind., Milwaukee, Wis., Philadelphia, Pa., and Chattanooga, Tenn. The family lives in Chattanooga, Tenn. Eugene Blaes and Joan Lois Carman's four children and their families live in the Chattanooga area. The four children are,

1.1.4.1. Timothy Blaes, 1-13-1957--, the first of four children of Eugene Blaes and Joan Lois Carman born in Indianapolis, Ind. Tim is the warehouse operations manager for a large supermarket chain called, Red Food Stores. Tim Blaes married Mikki Leeds on 8-6-1988. Mikki has two children. They are,

1.1.4.1.1. Malane Humphreys, nee Leeds, the first of two children of Tim Blaes and Mikki Leeds. Malane Leeds married Marc Humphreys on 12-15-1993. They have a daughter,

1.1.4.1.1.1. Madison Alexandria Humphreys, 10-27-1994--, the daughter of Malane Leeds and Marc Humphreys. 

1.1.4.1.2. Gareth Leeds, the second of two children of Tim Blaes and Mikki Leeds.  Gareth lives in Tallahassee, FL and manages a Rental Store.

1.1.4.2. Christopher Blaes Sr., 2-22-1958--, the second of four children of Eugene Blaes and Joan Lois Carman born in Indianapolis, Ind. Christopher Blaes married Mary Arlene Bond of Gillette, Wyo. Chris worked for the Sherwood Construction Co. and built large highways in the West. Chris is now the Utilities supervisor for the state of Oklahoma, Dept. of Transportation and lives in Mounds, OK. Christopher Blaes and Mary Arlene Bond have the following three children. 

1.1.4.2.1. Alisha Rodriguez, nee Blaes, 8-6-1979--, the first of three children of Christopher Blaes and Mary Arlene Bond born in Gillette, WY.  Alisha Blaes married Keith Rodriguez. The family lives in Denver, CO. They have a son,

1.1.4.2.1.1. Angel Rodriguez, the child of Alisha Blaes and Keith Rodriguez. 

1.1.4.2.2. Candis Blaes, 3-6-1982--, the second of three children of Christopher Blaes and Mary Arlene Bond born in Wagoner, OK.

1.1.4.2.3. Christopher Blaes Jr., 11-22-1983--, the third of three children of Christopher Blaes and Mary Arlene Bond born in Lawton, OK.

1.1.4.3. Adam Blaes, 3-25-1961--, the third of four children of Eugene Blaes and Joan Lois Carman born in Milwaukee, Wis. As of 1991, Adam worked for a well known local printing company in Chattanooga, Tenn. Adam Blaes married Donna Wilson on April 24, 1993. Donna is an admitting consular for Erlanger Hospital. Adam Blaes and Donna Wilson have the following two children. 

1.1.4.3.1. Alexander William Blaes, 12-26-1994--, the first of two children of Adam Blaes and Donna Wilson

1.1.4.3.2. Stewart Thomas Blaes, 8-26-1999--, the second of two children of Adam Blaes and Donna Wilson

1.1.4.4. Julia Diana Schmissrauter, nee Blaes, 5-16-1962--, the fourth of four children of Eugene Blaes and Joan Lois Carman born in Milwaukee, Wis. Julia Blaes  married Kurt Schmissrauter Sr. on 5-26-1984. Kurt was a well known football player at the U. of Alabama and as of 1989, is in the printing business with his family. Julia is a CT Technologist at a local hospital. They have five children,

1.1.4.4.1. Blaes Schmissrauter, 1985--, the first of five childern of Julia Blaes and Kurt Schmissrauter born in Chattanooga, Tenn.

1.1.4.4.2. Kurt Asbury Schmissrauter Jr., 9-13-1986--, the second of five childern of Julia Blaes and Kurt Schmissrauter born in Chattanooga, Tenn.

1.1.4.4.3. Madaline Renee Schmissrauter, 3-15-1989--, the third of five childern of Julia Blaes and Kurt Schmissrauter born in Chattanooga, Tenn.

1.1.4.4.4. Natalie Jo Schmissrauter, 6-28-1993--, the fourth of five childern of Julia Blaes and Kurt Schmissrauter born in Chattanooga, Tenn.

1.1.4.4.5. Jon Bryant Schmissrauter, 8-21-1996--, the fifth of five childern of Julia Blaes and Kurt Schmissrauter born in Chattanooga, Tenn.

1.1.5. Antoinette V. Klingler, nee Blaes, 6-30-1927--, the fifth of five children of William Blaes and Bertha Kuehn. On 8-26-1948, Antoinette Blaes married Donald Klingler. Donald is a retired truck driver and Antoinette was an office clerk at the Belleville News Democrat Newspaper. She had been working at the News Democrat since 1945. The family lives in Belleville, IL. Antoinette Blaes and Donald Klingler have one child.

1.1.5.1. Steven J. Klingler, 9-12-1956--, the only child of Antoinette Blaes and Donald Klingler born in Belleville, IL. Steve has been a fireman in Belleville since 1983 and is now the Assistant Fire Chief. Steve Klinger married Marijo Truttmann on 10-22-1983 at St. Luke's Church in Belleville. Steve Klinger and Marijo Truttmann have two children.

1.1.5.1.1. Jonathan David Klingler, 10-15-1984--, the first of two children of Steve Klingler and Marijo Truttmann born in Belleville, IL.

1.1.5.1.2. Lisa Renee Guebert, nee Klingler, 3-4-1986--, the second of two children of Steve Klingler and Marijo Truttmann born in Belleville, IL. On 11-3-2011, Lisa Renee Klingler married Adam Guebert.

1.2. Laura T. Blaes, 7-14-1890--9-19-1978, the second of nine children of Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll. Laura worked at St. Mary's Hospital and had a wonderful fun time with 12. Joseph Blaies I, 1874--1973, when they both worked together at the hospital.

1.3. Ado M. Blaes, 5-16-1892--6-2-1987, the third of nine children of  Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll. Ado Blaes married Mary Anne Faust, 6-30-1900--2-17-1980, of Lebanon, IL. Ado died at the age of 95. He is buried in Lebanon, IL. Both Sister Eligia and Sister Hildebertha survived Ado and were able to visit with him before he died. The family lived in Belleville at 415 South 22 nd. St. Ado Blaes and Mary Anne Faust had one child,

1.3.1. Dorothy Anne Blaes, 8-18-1929--2-1-1951, the only child of Ado Blaes and Mary Anne Faust. 

1.4. Carl B. Blaes, 1-19-1894--9-2-1964, the fourth of nine children of Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll. On 9-12-1928, Carl Blaes married Clara Bucholzer, 11-24-1903--, who is the daughter of Anne Rehm and Anton Bucholzer. The family lived in Belleville. Carl Blaes and Clara Bucholzer had two children. 

1.4.1. Richard Carl Blaes, 6-17-1933--, the first of two children of Carl B. Blaes and Clara Bucholzer.  Richard Carl Blaes married Lucy Ann Libro, 3-1-1934--, on September 14, 1957. The family lives in Belleville. Richard Carl Blaes and Lucy Ann Libro had the following seven children. 

1.4.1.1. Jean Marie Heafner, nee Blaes, 8-11-1958--, the first of seven children of Richard Carl Blaes and Lucy Ann Libro. Jean Marie Blaes married Tony Heafner on September 27, 1980. Jean Marie Blaes and Tony Heafner had the following four children. 

1.4.1.1.1. Dr. Thomas Heafner, 12-30-1984--, the first of four children of Jean Marie Blaes and Tony Heafner.  On 4-18-2015, Thomas Heafner married Brittany Lubahn, 5-7-1988--. 

1.4.1.1.2. Timothy Heafner, 2-6-1987--,  the second of four children of Jean Marie Blaes and Tony Heafner.  On 9-20-2014, Timothy Heafner married Whitney Rachelle Unknown, 10-26-1986--. 

1.4.1.1.3. James Heafner, 11-28-1988--, the third of four children of Jean Marie Blaes and Tony Heafner.  On 2-20-2016,  James Heafner married Veronica Marie Unknown, 8-5-1990--.

1.4.1.1.4. John Heafner, 6-14-1990--, the fourth of four children of Jean Marie Blaes and Tony Heafner.  On 7-18-2015,  John Heafner marrried Nicole Marie Unknown, 7-25-1990--. 

1.4.1.2. Barbara Ann Blaes, 3-20-1960--, the second of seven children of Richard Carl Blaes and Lucy Ann Libro.

1.4.1.3. Joan Clare Jaeger, nee Blaes, 7-22-1961--, the third of seven children of Richard Carl Blaes and Lucy Ann Libro.  Joan Clare Blaes married Patrick Jaeger on 3-16-1985. The family lives in Overland Park, KS. Their children are,

1.4.1.3.1. Megan Jaeger, 3-11-1989--, the first of two children of Joan Clare Blaes and Patrick Jaeger. 

1.4.1.3.2. Brian Jaeger, 7-16-1991--, the second of two children of Joan Clare Blaes and Patrick Jaeger. 

1.4.1.4. Laurie Antoinette Blaes, 10-29-1962--, the fourth of seven children of Richard Carl Blaes and Lucy Ann Libro. Laurie Antoinette Blaes completed her Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati on 5-1995.

1.4.1.5. Richard Gerard Blaes, 10-22-1964--, the fifth of seven children of Richard Carl Blaes and Lucy Ann Libro.  Richard Gerard Blaes married Bridget DiRocco on 5-7-1994. Richard Gerard Blaes and Bridget DiRocco have three children.

1.4.1.5.1. Nicholas Blaes, 12-2-1996--, the first of three children of Richard Gerard Blaes and Bridget DiRocco. 

1.4.1.5.2. Margaret Mary Blaes, 8-11-2002--, the second of three children of Richard Gerard Blaes and Bridget DiRocco.

1.4.1.5.3.  Elenor Elizabeth Blaes, the third of three children of Richard Gerard Blaes and Bridget DiRocco.

1.4.1.6. Patricia Lynn Jasonowicz, nee Blaes, 12-14-1966--, the sixth of seven children of Richard Carl Blaes and Lucy Ann Libro.  Patricia Lynn Blaes married Thomas Jasonowicz on 2-25-1995. Patricia Lynn Blaes and Thomas Jasonowicz have two children. 

1.4.1.6.1. John Thomas Jasonowicz, 11-8-1997--, the first of two children of Patricia Lynn Blaes and Thomas Jasonowicz. 

1.4.1.6.2. Sara Lynn Jasonowicz, 3-15-2000--, the second of two children of Patricia Lynn Blaes and Thomas Jasonowicz. 

1.4.1.7. Ann Marie Radden, nee Blaes, 7-24-1970--, the seventh of seven children of Richard Carl Blaes and Lucy Ann Libro.  Ann Marie Blaes married Scott Alan Radden on 10-1-1994. Ann Blaes was a 1988 graduate of Belleville Township High School and a 1994 graduate of Rush University in Chicago, IL. with a Master's Degree in clinical nutrition. Ann Marie Blaes and Scott Alan Radden have two children.

1.4.1.7.1. Alexis Marie Radden, 2-16-1998--, the first of two children of Ann Marie Blaes and Scott Alan Radden

1.4.1.7.2. Robert Lawrence Radden, 12-10-2000--, the second of two children of Ann Marie Blaes and Scott Alan Radden

1.4.2. Marilyn Dulle, nee Blaes, 12-19-1935--, the second of two children of Carl B. Blaes and Clara Bucholzer.  On 9-26-1961, Marilyn Blaes married David H. Dulle, 9-16-1934--10-26-2012, who is buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Belleville, IL.  Marilyn Blaes and David Dulle had three sons.

1.4.2.1. Brian D. Dulle, 4-13-1964--, the first of three children of Marilyn Blaes and David Dulle. On 11-28-1987, Brian Dulle married Diana Boeckmann, 2-28-1961--, and had the following four children.

1.4.2.1.1. Jacob Dulle, 12-6-1989--, the first of four children of Brian Dulle and Diana Boeckmann.  On 6-7-2014, Jacob Dulle married Alison Conley.

1.4.2.1.2. John Dulle, 3-11-1992--, the second of four children of Brian Dulle and Diana Boeckmann

1.4.2.1.3. Justin Dulle, 2-3-1994--, the third of four children of Brian Dulle and Diana Boeckmann

1.4.2.1.4. Joseph C. Dulle, 5-17-1996--, the fourth of four children of Brian Dulle and Diana Boeckmann

1.4.2.2. Kevin G. Dulle, 6-29-1967--, the second of three children of Marilyn Blaes and David Dulle. On 5-27-2006, Kevin Dulle married Denise Greiwe, 4-26-1972--.  They have one son.

1.4.2.2.1.  Ian Dulle, 4-14-2012--,  the first child of Kevin G. Dulle and Denise Greiwe

1.4.2.3. Joseph Dulle, 3-26-1969--, the third of three children of Marilyn Blaes and David Dulle. Joseph Dulle married Laura Donley, 4-6-1971--, on 7-29-1995. Joseph Dulle and Laura Donley have two children

1.4.2.3.1. Katelyn Ann Dulle, 4-4-2000--, the first of two children of Joseph Dulle and Laura Donley

1.4.2.3.2. Kyle Joseph Dulle, 1-23-2003--, the second of two children of Joseph Dulle and Laura Donley

1.5. Alma Blaes, 11-22-1895--10-9-1990, (Sister M. Hildebertha, PHJC), the fifth of nine children born to Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll. Alma entered the convent on 12-8-1919. Sister Hildebertha lived at the Catherine Kasper Home, P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, Ind. 46513. She spent all her life as a Sister in the Donaldson, Ind. area. Sister Hildebertha took her first airplane ride when she was 92 years old on the way to the funeral of 1.3. Ado Blaes in Belleville, IL.

1.6. Joseph S. Blaes, 5-31-1898--8-10-1958, the sixth of nine children of Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll.

1.7. Otto J. Blaes, 1-30-1900--10-3-1987, the seventh of nine children of Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll. Otto was born in Mascoutah, IL. On 6-19-1929, Otto Blaes married Malinda E. Jung, 11-26-1908--8-13-1999, at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, IL. Otto was a molder at the Eagle Range and Manufacturing Company of Belleville. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Otto is buried at Lake View Memorial Gardens. Otto died 3 months after his brother Ado. They were very close and used to cut each other's hair. The family house in Belleville, IL. was sold to Otto's grandson, Paul Blue. Otto Blaes and Malinda E. Jung had five children, 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Their five children are,

1.7.1. Donald A. Blaes, 12-7-1930--, the first of five children of Otto Blaes and Malinda Jung. Donald Blaes was married to Sue Holloway. Don founded two high schools, one in Belleville and one in Breese, IL. He also taught in Denver, CO. Don graduated from St. Mary's of the Lake. He was principal of St. Paul's H. S. in Highland, IL. Don was also the director of Religious Education for St. Mary's in Centralia, IL. Don lives in Waterloo, IL and has a son. Don returned to active priestly ministry in 2002 and helps out in parishes around the Belleville, IL area.

1.7.1.1. Gregory Thomas Blaes, 7-12-1971--, the child of Donald Blaes and Sue Holloway who lives in Denver, CO. Greg Blaes married Lori Stokesbeary, on 2-9-1990. They have five children,

1.7.1.1.1. Ashley Janelle Blaes, 4-19-1991--, the first of five children of Greg Blaes and Lori Stokesbeary. 

1.7.1.1.2. Dustin Michael Blaes, 5-20-1992--. the second of five children of Greg Blaes and Lori Stokesbeary. 

1.7.1.1.3. Amber Lynn Blaes, 7-5-1998--, the third of five children of Greg Blaes and Lori Stokesbeary.

1.7.1.1.4. Taryn Ann Blaes, 5-14-2000-, the fourth of five children of Greg Blaes and Lori Stokesbeary. 

1.7.1.1.5. Kai Blaes, 5-30-2002--, the fifth of five children of Greg Blaes and Lori Stokesbeary. 

1.7.2. Robert O. Blaes, 9-19-1933--11-7-1999, the second of five children of Otto Blaes and Malinda Jung born in Belleville, IL. On 6-2-1956, Robert Blaes married Mary Weinland, 8-14-1937--. Robert later married a woman named Theresa on 11-27-1982. The family lived in Albuquerque, N. M. Robert's four children are,

1.7.2.1. Robert A. Blaes, 6-8-1959--, born in Albuquerque, N. M. and married Kerri on 5-15-1987 and lives in Denver, CO with three children,

1.7.2.1.1. Kyle Blaes, 6-23-1990--, the first of three children of Robert A. Blaes born in Denver, CO

1.7.2.1.2. Shane Trevor Blaes, 5-21-1992--, the second of three children of Robert A. Blaes born in Denver, CO

1.7.2.1.3. Spencer Brandon Blaes, 9-12-2000--, the third of three children of Robert A. Blaes born in Denver, CO

1.7.2.2. Richard L. Blaes, 3-28-1961--, born in Albuquerque, N. M., married with three children. After Richard's first wife died he married Judy in 1987. Richard and Judy live in Little Westminster, CO. and has three children.

1.7.2.2.1. Mandy Blaes, 6-1-1982--, the first of three children of Richard L. Blaes. 

1.7.2.2.2. Brandy Blaes, 2-2-1984--, the second of three children of Richard L. Blaes. 

1.7.2.2.3. Zachary Richard Blaes, 9-22-1987--, the third of three children of Richard L. Blaes born in Denver, Co. Zach has the same birthday as 1.8. Sister Eligia Blaes and 1.14. Eugene Blaes.

1.7.2.3. Deborah Sue Nixon, nee Blaes, 8-13-1964--, the third of four children of Robert O. Blaes and Mary Weinland born in Albuquerque, N. M.  Deborah Sue Blaes married Steve Nixon on 7-21-1985. The family lives in the Albuquerque, N. M. area and have the following two children.

1.7.2.3.1. Stephanie Nixon, 9-1987--, the first of two children of Deborah Sue Blaes married Steve Nixon born in Albuquerque, N. M.

1.7.2.3.2. Jessica Nixon, 11-8-1988--, the second of two children of Deborah Sue Blaes married Steve Nixon born in Albuquerque, N. M.

1.7.2.4. William B. Blaes, 12-14-1968--, the fourth of four children of Robert O. Blaes and Mary Weinland born in Albuquerque, N. M. William B. Blaes married a woman by the name of  Jackie before 1987. They have one child.

1.7.2.4.1. Shelby William Blaes, 3-12-1994--,

1.7.3. Russel C. Blaes, 3-15-1935--, the third of five children of Otto Blaes and Malinda Jung. Russel was born in Belleville, IL. and lives there today.

1.7.4. Carol J. Blue, nee Blaes, 12-1-1936--, the fourth of five children of Otto Blaes and Malinda Jung. Carol was married to Harvey Blue. The family lives in Belleville. Carol was a payroll administrator at the Belleville Area College since the early 1970s and retired in July 1992 from the BAC. Carol now works in the loan dept. of The First National Bank of St. Louis  in Milstadt, IL. Their six children are,

1.7.4.1. Robert Duane Blue I, 3-12-1956--, the first of six children of Carol J. Blaes and Harvey Blue married Ann Laurel Higgins, 3-11-1953--. Robert is called Duane and is a retired Sr. Master Sergeant in the US Air Force. He and his family spent from 1980 to 1990 in Germany. The family has spent many vacations visiting the local German towns in the area of the Blaies' ancestors. In 1990, Duane and his family moved to England still with the Air Force. In 1994, they moved to Biloxi, Miss. Robert retired from the Air Force in 1997. Their home was greatly damaged due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but was rebuilt. Their children are.

1.7.4.1.1. Robert Duane Blue II, 4-4-1980--, the first of two children of Robert Duane Blue and Ann Laurel Higgins born in Munich, Germany and is a architect in Atlanta, GA.  Robert Duane Blue II married Jennifer Reed on 9-5-2009 in Atlanta, GA.  They have one child.

1.7.4.1.1.1.  Hudson Sawyer Blue, 1-29-2011--, the first child of Robert Duane Blue II and Jennifer born in Atlanta, GA. 

1.7.4.1.2. April Lynn Wyatt, nee Blue, 2-14-1982--, the second of two children of Robert Duane Blue and Ann Laurel Higgins born in Munich, Germany. April graduated from Tulane University and earned her Masters Degree from LSU.  April Lynn Blue married Dave Wyatt.   April lives in Nashville, TN.

1.7.4.2. Julie M. Lee, nee Blue, 4-3-1958--, the second of six children of Carol J. Blaes and Harvey Blue.  Julie M. Blue married Tim Brian Lee Sr. Their two children are,

1.7.4.2.1. Timothy Brian Lee Jr., 12-21-1978--, the first of two children of Julie M. Blue and Tim Brian Lee Sr. Tim Brian Lee Jr. has two daughters,

1.7.4.2.1.1. Payge E. Lee, 1-10-2001--,

1.7.4.2.1.2. Joselyn Julia Lee, 6-30-2005--,

1.7.4.2.2. Patrick Ryan Lee, 9-15-1980--, the second of two children of Julie M. Blue and Tim Brian Lee Sr.  Patrick Ryan Lee married Lauren Duby on 12-17-2005. Patrick is a mechanic for Wagner Buick in Belleville.  They have one child.

1.7.4.2.2.1.  Mila Ryan Lee,  the first child of Patrick Ryan Lee and Lauren Duby

1.7.4.3. Dorothy J. Blue, 7-8-1959--, the third of six children of Carol J. Blaes and Harvey Blue. Dorothy J. Blue had one son

1.7.4.3.1. Jeremy Thomas Shannon, 8-27-1980--, married Erica Underwood on 3-4-2000. They had a daughter.  On 6-13-2009, Jeremy Thomas Shannon married Danille Hagarty and has one son.

1.7.4.3.1.1. Korynn Shannon, 4-22-2002--, the first of two children of Jeremy Thomas Shannon and the first with Erica Underwood.  

1.7.4.3.1.2.  Lucas Thomas Shannon, 10-17-2007--, the second of two children of Jeremy Thomas Shannon and the first with Danille Hagarty

1.7.4.4. Sharon E. Voss, nee Blue, 8-19-1960--, the fourth of six children of Carol J. Blaes and Harvey Blue.  Sharon E. Blue married Steven Voss, 10-10-1962--, on 12-31-1988. They live in Swansea, IL. Sharon earned her BA degree and Masters degree from SIU in Edwardsville, IL. While Sharon works for Graybar Electric Corp. Headquaters in St. Louis, MO she is also a talented photographer. photo of the Blaies 2000 reunion   They have two children,

1.7.4.4.1. Sierra Elaine Voss, 2-24-1996--, the first of two children of Sharon E. Blue and Steven Voss and attends QU.  

1.7.4.4.2. Sabrina Eileen Voss, 9-3-1998--,  the second of two children of Sharon E. Blue and Steven Voss. 

1.7.4.5. Christopher Blue, 9-6-1961--,  the fifth of six children of Carol J. Blaes and Harvey Blue.  Christopher Blue married Peggie Hanna in 1991. Christopher owns a do-it-yourself pest control business called U-Kill-Em. The family lives in the Ocala, FL area. Peggie has two children,

1.7.4.5.1. Sara Klein, nee Mueller, 3-1977--, the first of two children. Sara Mueller married Travis Klein on 9-7-2002 in Red Bud, IL. The have two children.

1.7.4.5.1.1. Jillian Klein, the first of two children of Sara Mueller and Travis Klein

1.7.4.5.1.2. Paul Michael Klein, the second of two children of Sara Mueller and Travis Klein

1.7.4.5.2. Emily Quartarero, nee Mink, 3-1986--, the second of two children. Emily Mink married Daniel Quartarero and have one child.

1.7.4.5.2.1.  Rowen Quartarero, the first child of Emily Mink and Daniel Quartarero

1.7.4.6. Paul Blue, 3-28-1964--,   the sixth of six children of Carol J. Blaes and Harvey Blue.  Paul works for Geissler Roofing and lives in Lenzburg, IL.

1.7.5. Dale L. Blaes, 1-18-1940--, the fifth of five children of Otto Blaes and Malinda Jung born in Belleville, IL.  Dale was married to Mary Ellen Mank, 4-4-1939--. Dale Blaes is married to Donna, 3-1-1942--, sunrname unknown. Dale is retired from the Postmaster of Smithton, IL position. Dale Blaes and Mary Ellen Mank had four children,

1.7.5.1. Roger Dale Blaes, 7-26-1960--, the first of four children of Dale Blaes and Mary Ellen Mank born in Belleville, IL married Toni Wood and live in Maryville, IL. They have one child.

1.7.5.1.1. Hunter Blaes, 4-6-1997--,

1.7.5.2. Larry Blaes, 2-11-1962--, the second of four children of Dale Blaes and Mary Ellen Mank born in Belleville, IL.  Larry Blaes married Debbie Greener and lives in Waterloo, IL. They have three children.

1.7.5.2.1. Bradley Blaes, 5-14-1987--, born in Belleville, IL

1.7.5.2.2. Kurt Blaes, 10-20-1989--, born in Belleville, IL

1.7.5.2.3. Kyle Blaes, 10-20-1989--, born in Belleville, IL

1.7.5.3. Lisa K Glaeser, nee Blaes, 12-24-1963--, the third of four children of Dale Blaes and Mary Ellen Mank born in Belleville, IL.  Lisa K Blaes  married Brad Glaeser. Lisa graduated from Althoff Catholic H. S. in 1981. She is currently working at Gordmens in Human Resources in Fairview Heights, IL.

1.7.5.4. Stephen J. Blaes, 7-28-1965--, the fourth of four children of Dale Blaes and Mary Ellen Mank born in Belleville, IL.  Stephen J. Blaes married Shannon Strange. They have two children,

1.7.5.4.1. Brittany Blaes, 6-11-1989--, the first of two children of Stephen J. Blaes and Shannon Strange born in Belleville, IL.

1.7.5.4.2. Morgan Ashley Blaes, 1-4-1993--,  the second of two children of Stephen J. Blaes and Shannon Strange. 

1.8. Louise Anastasia Elsa Blaes, 9-22-1902--2-14-2003, (Sister M. Eligia, PHJC), called Lucy all her life was the eighth of nine children of Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll. Lucy worked in St. Louis before she entered the convent of the Poor Handmaidens of  Jesus Christ on 12-11-1922. Sister Eligia lived in Donaldson, IN. Sister Eligia celebrated her 75th anniversary as a Nun on May 20, 2000. Several of the Blaies relatives from Il went up to Donaldson, IN for the celebration. About 35 of Sister's relatives from Illinios traveled to Donaldson, IN to help her celebrate her 100 th birthday. It was a wonderful celebration. Sister lived to be over 100 years old and is buried at the Motherhouse in Donaldson, IN.

1.9. Gilbert A. Blaes, 10-8-1904--9-6-1973, the ninth of nine children of Nicholas Blaes and Anastasia Doll. On 6-12-1928, Gilbert Blaes married Anita J. Jung, 11-16-1907--1989. Anita grew up across the road from Gilbert. Anita lived at 1026 Arthur Blvd., Belleville, Ill, 62221. Their six children are,

1.9.1. Cletus A. Blaes, 5-3-1929--, the first of six children of Gilbert A. Blaes and Anita J. Jung born in Belleville, IL. Cletus A. Blaes married Gloria Range. The family lives in Belleville. Clete remembers a family happening when he was about 9 years old.  Gloria and I took a ride down to Silver Lake Missouri. This was Friday. We visited the Cemetary and found the grave sites of Henry and Louise Doll, Vincent, Joseph and Lizzie, Jane and Martin Doll. When I was about 9 years old, my dad and 2 of his brothers went one weekend to dig a grave for one of the Doll Family. My Dad told me that it was the duty of family members to dig the graves for those who died. He also told me that it often took 2 to 3 days to dig these grave because the top soil is only 8 to 12 inches deep and the rest was rock. and after seeing this cemetary I now understand the rock situation in some places in the cemetary the rock is exposed. I have been waiting for 84 years to do this and finnally did it. What a great feeling to be standing there and thinkiing of all the history beneath my feet. seeing those grave stones. [Silver Lake is in Rock Township, Perry Co.]  Cletus A. Blaes and Gloria Range had the following three children.

1.9.1.1. Daniel Blaes, 7-19-1961--, the first of three childrern of Cletus A. Blaes and Gloria Range.  Daniel Blaes married Debbie Mohrmann, 2-9-1970--, on October 30, 1999. Daniel Blaes and Debbie Mohrmann have one child.

1.9.1.1.1. Cate McKenna Blaes, 1-10-2004--, the first of two children of Daniel Blaes and Debbie Mohrmann born in AZ.

1.9.1.1.2.  Collin William Blaes, 5-11-2009--,  the second of two children of Daniel Blaes and Debbie Mohrmann

1.9.1.2. Donna M. Donahue, nee Blaes, 12-16-1962--, the second of three childrern of Cletus A. Blaes and Gloria Range. Donna M. Blaes married Tim Donahue and has a son.

1.9.1.2.1. Shawn Donahue, 1-15-1983--, the only child of Donna M. Blaes and Tim Donahue.  Shawn Donahue won the 1993 Illinois State Baseball Championship in the Bantam league.

1.9.1.3. Yvonne P. Tillyer, nee Blaes, 3-10-1964--, the third of three childrern of Cletus A. Blaes and Gloria Range. Yvonne P. Blaes married Gary Tillyer on 8-30-1997. They owned a pub in Middlesex, England for four years but now have settled in Mesa, AZ and have a daughter,

1.9.1.3.1. Amie Jean Tillyer, 10-7-1998--, born in Hampton, Middlesex, England.

1.9.2. Francis Blaes, 11-12-1934--3-2-2000, the second of six children of Gilbert A. Blaes and Anita J. Jung.  Francis Blaes married  Sharon Barklow and had one child.

1.9.2.1. Cheryl Duncan, nee Blaes, the only child of Francis Blaes and Sharon Barklow.  Cheryl Blaes married Terry Duncan and has two children.

1.9.2.1.1. Ryan Duncan, the first of two children of Cheryl Blaes and Terry Duncan. 

1.9.2.1.2. Brett Duncan, the second of two children of Cheryl Blaes and Terry Duncan. 

1.9.3. Marvin Blaes, 7-5-1936--,  the third of six children of Gilbert A. Blaes and Anita J. Jung. Marvin Blaes married Judy Chorlton, 1937--1989. After Judy died, Marvin married Barbara Martin Greenwood, 6-30-1936--, in 1993. They live in Little Rock, Ark. Marvin Blaes has three children, they are,

1.9.3.1. Kim M. Clemons, nee McGeorge, nee Blaes, 7-29-1958--, the first of three children of Marvin Blaes. Kim Blaes married Michael McGeorge. Kim then married James Clemens on 7-4-2002 and lives in Biloxi, MS. Michael and Kim had one child.

1.9.3.1.1. Keith Edward McGeorge, 11-3-1983--, born in Ark.  On 2-19-2011, Keith Edward McGeorge married Nicole Osther and have one child.

1.9.3.1.1.1.  Hudson Lee McGeorge, 10-2-2013--,  the child of Keith Edward McGeorge and Nicole Osther. 

1.9.3.2. Kristie Blaes, 11-9-1960--, the second of three children of Marvin Blaes. Kristie Blaes married Kevin Holden on 7-21-2008 and lives in Lake Mary, FL

1.9.3.3. Kevin Blaes, 3-22-1962--, the third of three children of Marvin Blaes. Kevin Blaes married Valerie Shearer in 1987. They live in Columbia, S. C.

1.9.4. Fredrick W. Blaes, 4-15-1940--, the fourth of six  children of Gilbert A. Blaes and Anita J. Jung.  Fredrick W. Blaes married Betty Gantner. The family lives in Belleville, IL. They have two children.

1.9.4.1. Jeffrey Blaes, 8-10-1967--, the first of two children of Fredrick W. Blaes and Betty Gantner. Jeffrey Blaes married Jayne Van Dillen on 9-16-1995. Jeffrey Blaes and Jayne Van Dillen  have two children. 

1.9.4.1.1. Nicholas Blaes, 5-2-1997--, the first of two children of Jeffrey Blaes and Jayne Van Dillen 

1.9.4.1.2. Michael S. Blaes, 4-3-2000--, the second of two children of Jeffrey Blaes and Jayne Van Dillen 

1.9.4.2. Stephanie Schiwinger, nee Blaies, 11-8-1972--, the second of two children of Fredrick W. Blaes and Betty Gantner. Stephanie Blaies married Michael Schiwinger on 4-28-2000 and have one child.

1.9.4.2.1. Hailey Blaes Schiwinger, 6-14-2006--, the only child of Stephanie Blaies and Michael Schiwinger. 

1.9.5. Ronald Blaes, 2-10-1942--, the fifth of six children of Gilbert A. Blaes and Anita J. Jung.  Ronald Blaes married a woman by the name of Judy and had three children.  Ronald then married Sis Keck Karban on 5-1-1976 and lives in Belleville, IL. Ronald had four children, 3 by Judy and 1 by Sis. 

1.9.5.1. Melissia M. Blaes, 3-10-1967--, the first of four children of Ronald Blaes and the first of three by Judy.  Melissa Blaes has a son,

1.9.5.1.1. Scott Tosh Blaes, 9-10-1983--, the child of Melissa Blaes.  Scott has one child.

1.9.5.1.1.1.  Tyler Matthew Blaes, 4-17-2009--, the child of Scott Tosh Blaes

1.9.5.2. Michelle M. Struense, nee Blaes, 9-28-1970--, the second of four children of Ronald Blaes and the second of three by Judy. Michelle graduated from Belleville Township High School East and is a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth's hospital. On 8-16-2003, Michelle Blaes married Scott Struense.  They have the following two children.

1.9.5.2.1.  Jordyn Nicole Struense, 6-12-2007--, the first of two children of Michelle Blaes and Scott Struense.

1.9.5.2.2.  Harrison Scott Struense, 2-28-2011--, the second of two children of Michelle Blaes and Scott Struense. 

1.9.5.3. Stacey L. Meyer, nee Blaes, 12-19-1971--, the third of four children of Ronald Blaes and the third of three by Judy.  Stacey Blaes married Wade Meyer on 3-4-2006.

1.9.5.4. Kara Nicole Boyd, nee Blaes, 11-12-1976--, the fourth of four children of Ronald Blaes and the only one by Sis Keck Karban.  Kara Nicole Blaes married Brian Michael Boyd on 11-23-2008. Kara Nicole Blaes and Brian Michael Boyd have the following three children. 

1.9.5.4.1. Ella Josphine Boyd, 1-27-2009--, the first of three children of Kara Nicole Blaes and Brian Michael Boyd

1.9.5.4.2. Andrew Anthony Boyd, 7-21-2010--, the second of three children of Kara Nicole Blaes and Brian Michael Boyd

1.9.5.4.3. Noah Michael Boyd, 6-23-2014--,  the third of three children of Kara Nicole Blaes and Brian Michael Boyd

1.9.6. Carolyn Hinson, nee Blaes, 1-25-1944--, the sixth of six  children of Gilbert A. Blaes and Anita J. Jung.  Carolyn Blaes married inson. They have four children.

1.9.6.1. Jennifer Hinson, 5-25-1967--, the first of four children of Carolyn Blaes and inson.  Jennifer lives in Hannibal, MO.

1.9.6.2. Tammy Demko, nee Hinson, 3-24-1969--, the second of four children of Carolyn Blaes and inson. Tammy Hinson married Michael Demko on 8-3-1996 and lives in Mesa, AZ. They have two children.

1.9.6.2.1. Megan Kelly Demko, 9-15-1999--, the first of two children of Tammy Hinson and Michael Demko.  

1.9.6.2.2. Justin Michael Demko, 4-29-2002--,  the second of two children of Tammy Hinson and Michael Demko.  

1.9.6.3. Lisa Orf, nee Hinson, 2-20-1970--, the third of four children of Carolyn Blaes and inson.  Lisa Hinson married Steven Orf on 9-23-1995. They have two children.

1.9.6.3.1. Nicole Taylor Orf, 2-26-1998--, the first of two children of Lisa Hinson married Steven Orf. 

1.9.6.3.2. Ryan Christopher Orf, 6-25-2001--,  the first of two children of Lisa Hinson married Steven Orf. 

1.9.6.4. Jason Hinson, 1-10-1973--,  the fourth of four children of Carolyn Blaes and inson. On 10-28-2006, Jason Hinson married Keri Lynn Carolus, 2-9-1972--, and they have a son.

1.9.6.4.1.  Carter Carolus Hinson, 4-2-2010--, the first child of Jason Hinson and Keri Lynn Carolus. 

2. John Blaies, 2-1859--3-1-1935, born in Missouri, most likely, in Jefferson Co. John was the second of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. John, with his family, came to Mascoutah when he was about five years old. On 8-13-1888, John Blaies married Jeanne Rieger, 1872--12-27-1939, in Mascoutah, IL. Jeanne was from Marissa Township in St. Clair County and died in Belleville, IL. Her father was an orphan. John Blaies and Jeanne Rieger had nine children, they are,

2.1. Ida Kaieser, nee Blaies, 1-1889--, the first of nine children of John Blaies, 1859--1897, and Jeanne Rieger. Ida married Andrew Kauffman then Michael Kaieser. Ida Blaies' six children are,

2.1.1. John Kauffman, the first of six children of Ida Blais and and the first with Andrew Kauffman.

2.1.2. Lawrence Kauffman, the second of six children of Ida Blais and the scond with Andrew Kauffman.

2.1.3. Andrew Kauffman, the third of six children of Ida Blais and the third with Andrew Kauffman.

2.1.4. Leroy Kaieser, the fourth of six children of Ida Blais and the first with Michael Kaieser.  Leroy Kaieser has a daughter,

2.1.4.1. Unknown Kaieser,

2.1.5. Viola Kaieser, --1992, the fifth of six children of Ida Blais and the second with Michael Kaieser known as Dolly.

2.1.6. Lucille Kaieser, the sixth of six children of Ida Blais and the third with Michael Kaieser.

2.2. Cornelius John Blaies, 2-25-1890--2-25-1969, the second of of nine children of John Blaies, 1859--1897, and Jeanne Rieger. Cornelius married Florence Sara Sutton, 10-22-1892--11-27-1948, on 2-27-1928. They were most likely married in Belleville, IL. After Florence died, Cornelius married Viola Bertha Isselhart, 1896--1995, in June 1958. She lived to be 98 years old and died in Belleville, IL.

Cornelius never learned to drive a car and used to walk everywhere. He also used to drink about 4 quarts of beer on a regular basis in keeping with a fine German tradition. Family history states that Cornelius missed his wedding with Viola by three days due to one of this century's best stag parties. He made a living by working as a magnesium foundry worker. Cornelius Blaies and Florence Sutton's five children are,

2.2.1. Doris Willmann, nee Blaies, 11-28-1928--4-19-1990, the first of five children of Cornelius John Blaies and Florence Sara Sutton born and died in Belleville, IL.  Doris' first husband was Frank C. Geoppo, 2-9-1926--12-8-2014, born in Belleville, IL. Frank's parents were Baldassare Geoppo, 1892--1952, born in Italy and died in Belleville, IL. Frank's mother was Deloras Goodwin, 1900--1946, born in Rentchler Station, IL. and died in Belleville, IL. They were married in Belleville, IL in 1945. Deloras was a American Chocktaw Indian.

Doris Blaies and Frank Geoppo were married in 1945, most likely in Belleville, IL. Doris Blaies and Frank Geoppo had one child. Doris then married Ralph Willmann, --12-18-1970, in 1952 and they had one child. After Ralph died, Doris married Bob Newell, --4-9-1980, on 2-15-1975.

2.2.1.1. Frank Charles Geoppo, 9-25-1946--, Doris Blaies' and Frank C. Geoppo's only son. Chuck, as he is known was born in Belleville, IL and married Eva Ann Johnson, 12-30-1948--4-2007, in Sharon, MA, on 3-4-1967. Eva was born in Chelsea, MA. Frank met Eva in New York City after being discharged from the service. They settled in the Rhode Island area.   Chuck Geoppo married Maria Lombardo, 6-6-1953--12-21-2007, who was a hit at the 2008 Blaies reunion.

Eva's father is Carl Bryant Johnson, 9-12-1926--, born in Barney, GA. Her mother is Elizabeth Pauline Vayda, 11-21-1929--1-27-1984, born at 39 Dacia St. in Roxbury, Ma. She died in Stoughton, Ma. They were married on 9-7-1946 in Roxbury, MA.

Carl Johnson's, 1926--, father was Lemmie Martin Johnson, 6-15-1871--9-21-1958, born in Tilton, GA. He died in Quitman, GA. Carl's mother was Zollie Mae Priscilla Flowers, 10-6-1882--12-1959, born in Wauchula, Fla. Zollie was a native American Indian.

Elizabeth Pauline Vayda's, 1929--1984, father was Stephen Vayda, 12-8-1901--, born in Boundbrook, N.J. Her mother was Annie Zupkofskaus, 8-1-1909--, born in Boston, Ma. Stephen and Annie were married on 5-10-1926, in Boston, Ma.

Chuck Geoppo and his wife Maria lived lives in Providence, RI. Chuck and Eva had the following four children.

2.2.1.1.1. Elizabeth Christina Geoppo, 2-6-1968--2-8-1969, the first of four children of Frank Charles Geoppo and Eva Ann Johnson born in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA.

2.2.1.1.2. Stephen Martin Geoppo, 6-16-1969--, the second of four children of Frank Charles Geoppo and Eva Ann Johnson born in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., Ma. Stephen's name is pronounced Stefan.

2.2.1.1.3. Eva Elizabeth Wilson, nee Geoppo, 5-18-1970--, the third of four children of Frank Charles Geoppo and Eva Ann Johnson born in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., Ma. Eva Geopo married Ronald Wilson II in 1988. They had the following four children.

2.2.1.1.3.1. Ronald Wilson III, 12-31-1989--, the first of four children of Eva Geopo and Ronald Wilson II born in Providence, RI. Ronald is the first child of the 12th generation of Blaies descendants.

2.2.1.1.3.2. Ava Pauline Wilson, 8-15-1991--, the second of four children of Eva Geopo and Ronald Wilson II  born in Providence, RI.  Ava Pauline Wilson has a son and a daughter.

2.2.1.1.3.2.1.  Leo Wilson, 10-30-2007--,

2.2.1.1.3.2.2.  Amara Wilson, 2-6-2011--,

2.2.1.1.3.3. Nikolis Charles Wilson, 2-23-1995--, the third of four children of Eva Geoppo and Ronald Wilson II born in Providence, RI.

2.2.1.1.3.4. Vayda Mariah Wilson, 3-19-2001--, the fourth of four children of Eva Geoppo and Ronald Wilson II born in Providence, RI.

2.2.1.1.4. Frank Christopher Geoppo, 10-14-1975--, the fourth of four children of Frank Charles Geoppo and Eva Ann Johnson born in Brockton, MA. Frank's hobby is re-building cars. He finished a 1956 Buick in early 1992. Frank won 1st place in R.I. and 8th place in the nation wide Machine Shop competition for High School students in 1993. Frank Geoppo and Renee Romano have a daughter.  In 12-2000, Frank Christopher Geoppo married Paulette Medenos.

2.2.1.1.4.1. Alexia Christina Romano, 5-29-1997--, the child of Frank Geoppo and Renee Romano. 

2.2.1.2. Janice Peak, nee Willmann, 12-9-1952--, Doris Blaies' second of two children by Ralph Willmann. Janice was born in Belleville, IL and married John Taylor, 5-18-1950--, on 1-22-1970. They have one child. Janice then married Leonard Peak, 11-16-1946--, on 8-21-1992.

2.2.1.2.1. Denise Taylor, 2-15-1974--, born in Belleville, IL.  Denise Taylor married Gerald Good and have the two children listed below.

2.2.1.2.1.1. Sloane Elise Taylor Good, 1-4-2012--,

2.2.1.2.1.2.  Thurston John Mark Taylor-Good, 4-19-2014--, 

2.2.2. Viola Ida Vogel, nee Blaies, 3-16-1930--, Cornelius John Blaies and Florence Sara Sutton's second of seven children. Viola married Clarence Vogel, 7-8-1925--, on 11-20-1946. Viola whose nickname is Tootie lives in Belleville, IL. They had the following seven children.

2.2.2.1. Carol Jean Copher, nee Vogel, 7-6-1947--, Viola Blaies and Clarence Vogel's first of seven children. Carol's first husband was George A. Mason. They were married on 7-21-1968, and had two children. Carol then married Mark W. Smith on 12-23-1990. Carol then married Billy Joe Copher on 6-18-1994. Carol Vogel and George Mason had two children. They are,

2.2.2.1.1. Dawn E. Snyder, nee Mason, 5-21-1969--, the first of two children of Carol Vogel and George Mason. Dawn E. Mason married Les Snyder on 10-17-1991. They have two children.

2.2.2.1.1.1. Karissa Le-An Snyder, 5-2-1987--, the first of two children of  Dawn E. Mason and Les Snyder. 

2.2.2.1.1.2. Colin Mason Snyder, 4-9-1996--, the second of two children of  Dawn E. Mason and Les Snyder. 

2.2.2.1.2. Edward T. Mason, 8-21-1972--,  the second of two children of Carol Vogel and George Mason.

2.2.2.2. Catherine Vogel, 7-7-1947--7-7-1947, the second of seven children of  Viola Blaies and Clarence Vogel. 

2.2.2.3. Sandy Hoock, nee Vogel, 1-20-1950--8-30-1990,  the third of seven children of  Viola Blaies and Clarence Vogel.  Sandy Vogel married Roger Hoock on 11-22-1968. Sandy Vogel and Roger Hoock had the following two children.

2.2.2.3.1. Angela Ann Hoock, 7-26-1971--, the first of two children of Sandy Vogel and Roger Hoock. 

2.2.2.3.2. Amy Lynch, nee Hoock, 1-14-1976--, the second of two children of Sandy Vogel and Roger Hoock. Amy Hoock married Wendell Lynch on 9-29-2001 and has one child.

2.2.2.3.2.1.  Clayton Dean Lynch, 11-6-2006--, the only child of Amy Hoock and Wendell Lynch

2.2.2.4. Clarence Vogel, 2-25-1952--,  the fourth of seven children of  Viola Blaies and Clarence Vogel, known as Butzer.

2.2.2.5. Dennis Vogel, 9-9-1953--,  the fifth of seven children of  Viola Blaies and Clarence Vogel.  Dennis Vogel married Linda Hoffman on 5-26-1978. Dennis Vogel and Linda Hoffman have the following two children.

2.2.2.5.1. Ryan Dean Vogel, 4-3-1981--, the first of two children of Dennis Vogel and Linda Hoffman. 

2.2.2.5.2. Sarah Lynn Conwell, nee Vogel, 3-15-1987--, the second of two children of Dennis Vogel and Linda Hoffman.  Sarah Lynn Vogel married Jeffery Conwell and has two children.

2.2.2.5.2.1.  Chole Conwell, 11-11-2010--,  the first of two children of Sarah Lynn Vogel and Jeffery Conwell

2.2.2.5.2.2.   Kyle Conwell, 1-23-2016--,  the second of two children of Sarah Lynn Vogel and Jeffery Conwell

2.2.2.6. Dale Fred Vogel, 9-29-1958--,  the sixth of seven children of  Viola Blaies and Clarence Vogel.  Dale Vogel married Theresa Schomaker, 6-30-1960--. They have the following two children.

2.2.2.6.1. Aaron Dale Vogel, 1-5-1981--,  the first of two children of Dale Vogel and Theresa Schomaker. 

2.2.2.6.2. Kyle Hunter Vogel, 5-8-1987--,  the second of two children of Dale Vogel and Theresa Schomaker.  Kyle Vogel has one child.

2.2.2.6.2.1.  Taryn Vogel, 5-22-2013--, the child of Kyle Hunter Vogel. 

2.2.2.7. Lisel Ann Morgan, nee Vogel, 10-11-1961--,  the seventh of seven children of  Viola Blaies and Clarence Vogel.  Lisel Vogel married Jeff Morgan on 1-26-1980. They have the following two children.

2.2.2.7.1. Christy Lynn Earl, nee Morgan, 6-19-1980--,   the first of two children of  Lisel Vogel and Jeff Morgan.  Christy Lynn Morgan married Jason Earl on 7-15-2000. Christy Lynn Morgan and Jason Earl have four children.

2.2.2.7.1.1. Christian Earl, 6-18-1996--, the first of four children of Christy Lynn Morgan and Jason Earl. 

2.2.2.7.1.2. Izabell Marie Earl, 6-12-2002--,  the second of four children of Christy Lynn Morgan and Jason Earl.

2.2.2.7.1.3. James Otis Earl, 6-15-2003--, the third of four children of Christy Lynn Morgan and Jason Earl.

2.2.2.7.1.4.  Emily Reann Rose Earl, 12-11-2006--,  the fourth of four children of Christy Lynn Morgan and Jason Earl.

2.2.2.7.2. Beth Ann Benshell, nee Bowland, nee Morgan, 12-12-1983--, the second of two children of  Lisel Vogel and Jeff Morgan. On 4-17-2004, Beth Ann  Morgan married Robert P. Bowland, 8-18-1981--, and in 2013, Beth Ann  Morgan married Bryce Benshell and had two children. 

2.2.2.7.2.1.  Conrad William Benshell, 8-26-2010--, the first of two children of Beth Ann  Morgan and Bryce Benshell

2.2.2.7.2.2.  
Carson Keith Benshell, 4-9-2013--, the second of two children of Beth Ann  Morgan and Bryce Benshell

2.2.3.
Aurelia Stoddard, nee Blaies, 8-3-1931--, the third of five children of Cornelius John Blaies and Florence Sarah Sutton. Aurelia Blaies married Ken Stoddard on 2-4-1953. Ken has retired from the Air Force and is now working for the local school system. The family lives in Atwater, Ca. in 1991. Aurelia's nickname is Dotse. They have the following three children.

2.2.3.1. Donna Donovan, nee Stoddard, 6-6-1950--, the first of three children of  Aurelia Blaies and Ken Stoddard. Donna Stoddard married Wesley Ashner on 1-20-1973. Wesley had one child.

2.2.3.1.1. Craig Ashner, 10-31-1975--, married Rachel Renee Yeater on 7-9-1999.

Donna then married Gary Donovan, 12-16-1942--, on 9-14-1991.

2.2.3.2. Karen Aaron, nee Stoddard, 1-24-1954--, the second of three children of  Aurelia Blaies and Ken Stoddard. Karen Stoddard was married to Randy Aaron in 1973. They have the following two children.

2.2.3.2.1. Bryan Aaron, 2-5-1975--, the first of two children of Karen Stoddard and Randy Aaron.  Bryan Aaron married Jennifer Remien on 7-13-1996. They have two children.

2.2.3.2.1.1. Xavier Aaron, 12-18-2002--, the first of two children of Bryan Aaron and Jennifer Remien

2.2.3.2.1.2. Logan Stoddard Aaron, 5-26-2006--,  the second of two children of Bryan Aaron and Jennifer Remien

2.2.3.2.2. Kelly Aaron, 8-31-1978--,  the second of two children of Karen Stoddard and Randy Aaron. 

2.2.3.3. Bruce Stoddard, 2-22-1959--, Aurelia Blaies' and Ken Stoddard's third child. Bruce Stoddard married Rosemary Beals and has two children. They are,

2.2.3.3.1. Elsa Stoddard, 3-24-1983--, the first of two children of Bruce Stoddard and Rosemary Beals.  Elsa Stoddard has two children,

2.2.3.3.1.1. Cameran Westerfield, 3-11-2003--, the first of two children of Elsa Stoddard

2.2.3.3.1.2. Caleb Westerfield, 7-21-2004--, the second of two children of Elsa Stoddard

2.2.3.3.2. Bruce Stoddard, 9-25-1986--, the second of two children of Bruce Stoddard and Rosemary Beals.

2.2.4. Rita Huff, nee Blaies, 9-13-1932--6-19-1995, the fourth of five children of Cornelius John Blaies and Florence Sara Sutton born in Belleville, IL. Rita Blaies married uff on 6-7-1950. Rita was a cook at the ARA in Belleville and is buried at the Lake View Memorial Cemetery in Fairview Heights, IL. They had the following seven children.

2.2.4.1. Clara Mae Huff, 12-18-1950--, the first of seven children of Rita Blaies and uff. Clara is a retired Col. in the U.S. Army.

2.2.4.2. Linda Huff de Sanchez, 12-17-1951--,  the second of seven children of Rita Blaies and uff. Linda Huff married David Douglass on 6-28-1972. Linda was in the Peace Corp. While Linda spent some time in Brazil and Switzerland, she currently is living in Romania. They have the following three children.

2.2.4.2.1. Beloved Douglass, 4-4-1973--, born in Mexico.

2.2.4.2.2. Daniel Douglass, 1-16-1976--, born in Texas.

2.2.4.2.3. Sarah Douglass, 8-17-1977--, born in Brazil.

2.2.4.3. Joyce Ann Colvis, nee Huff, 1-18-1953--,  the third of seven children of Rita Blaies and uff. Joyce married Joseph Colvis on 10-13-1973. They live in Smithton, IL. They have the following two children.

2.2.4.3.1. Joel J. Colvis, 4-24-1974--, the first of two children of Joyce Ann Huff and Joseph Colvis. As of 2000, Joel J. Colvis is in the US Navy and stationed in Rhode Island. On 6-11-1992, Joel Colvis married Traci Trlefenbach and has one child.

2.2.4.3.1.1. Alison Louise Colvis, 8-24-2004--,

2.2.4.3.2. Jennifer K. Colvis, 6-10-1977--,  the second of two children of Joyce Ann Huff and Joseph Colvis.

2.2.4.4. Harold Huff Sr., 5-9-1954--, the fourth of seven children of Rita Blaies and uff. Harold Huff  married Caroline Bruning. They have the following two children and live in Belleville, IL.

2.2.4.4.1. Harold E. Huff Jr., 3-30-1972--, the first of two children of  Harold Huff  and Caroline Bruning.

2.2.4.4.2. Joshua Huff, 1-16-1975--, the second of two children of  Harold Huff  and Caroline Bruning.

2.2.4.5. uff, 3-14-1959--, the fifth of seven children of Rita Blaies and uff. uff married Cynthia Auth on 6-28-1978. They live in Fort Walton Beach, Fl.

2.2.4.6. Ronald Lynn Huff, 5-27-1961--10-24-1961, the sixth of seven children of Rita Blaies and uff.

2.2.4.7. Mike Huff, 3-15-1963--,  the seventh of seven children of Rita Blaies and uff. Mike Huff married Lisa Bangert. After Lisa and Mike divorced, Lisa married Mark Grau. Mike then married Susan Fleming. Mike and Susan live in Belleville, IL. and have the following children.

2.2.4.7.1. Jason Grau, 7-23-1981--, the first of three children of Mike Huff and the first of two by Lisa Bangert.

2.2.4.7.2. Jacob Grau, 7-23-1981--,  the second of three children of Mike Huff and the second of two by Lisa Bangert.

2.2.4.7.3. Sarah Huff, 10-29-1990--, the third of three children of Mike Huff and the only one by Susan Fleming.

2.2.5. Lola Giroux, nee Blaies, 3-2-1935--, the fifth of five children of Cornelius John Blaies and Florence Sara Sutton. Lola Blaies married James Giroux, 11-3-1929--11-18-1994, on 7-21-1956. They have the following six children.

2.2.5.1. Stephen Giroux, 12-24-1954--, the first of six children of Lola Blaies and James Giroux. Stephen Giroux married Cindy Lou Reynolds, 3-29-1957--, on 11-9-1980. They have the following four children.

2.2.5.1.1. Misty Dawn Giroux, 2-7-1978--, the first of four children of Stephen Giroux and Cindy Lou Reynolds. 

2.2.5.1.2. Derek Lee Giroux, 12-8-1982--, the second of four children of Stephen Giroux and Cindy Lou Reynolds. 

2.2.5.1.3. Anthony James Giroux, 1-6-1985--, the third of four children of Stephen Giroux and Cindy Lou Reynolds. 

2.2.5.1.4. Mike Andrew Giroux, 1-6-1985--, the fourth of four children of Stephen Giroux and Cindy Lou Reynolds. 

2.2.5.2. Mary Lee McIntyre, nee Giroux, 6-17-1958--, the second of six children of Lola Blaies and James Giroux.  Mary Giroux married Cary Charles McIntyre, 2-27-1954--, on 12-27-1988. They have a daughter,

2.2.5.2.1. Tabatha Elizabeth McIntyre, 11-8-1989--,

2.2.5.3. David Giroux, 7-5-1959--6-29-2000,  the third of six children of Lola Blaies and James Giroux.  David Giroux married Elizabeth May Harmon, 12-31-1965--, on 9-1-1984. They have the following three children.

2.2.5.3.1. Joseph David Giroux, 9-10-1977--,  the first of three children of David Giroux and Elizabeth May Harmon. 

2.2.5.3.2. Amber May Giroux, 8-20-1986--, the second of three children of David Giroux and Elizabeth May Harmon. 

2.2.5.3.3. Melissa Catherine Giroux, 12-29-1988--, the third of three children of David Giroux and Elizabeth May Harmon. 

2.2.5.4. Robert Allen Giroux Sr., 10-12-1961--,  the fourth of six children of Lola Blaies and James Giroux.  Robert Giroux married Janet Marie [unknown surname], 3-1-1962--, on 3-27-1983. They have the following two children.

2.2.5.4.1. Robert Allen Giroux Jr., 7-20-1981--, the first of two children of Robert Giroux and Janet Marie [unknown surname]

2.2.5.4.2. Terri Lynn Giroux, 9-15-1983--, the second of two children of Robert Giroux and Janet Marie [unknown surname]

2.2.5.5. Paul Jeffrey Giroux, 10-23-1962--,   the fifth of six children of Lola Blaies and James Giroux. Paul Giroux married Kathleen Rochell Heins, 1-19-1963--, on 5-11-1984.

2.2.5.6. Richard James Giroux, 9-21-1965--,   the sixth of six children of Lola Blaies and James Giroux. 

2.3. Anna Louise Dufaux, nee Blaies, 7-8-1892--1-4-1967, the third of nine children of John Blaies, 1859--1897, and Jeanne Rieger. Anna Blaies married Oliver Dufaux Sr., 1-18-1881--4-27-1957. According to Sister Eligia, Anna was called Louise. Their two children are,

2.3.1. Oliver Dufaux Jr., >1912--, the first of two children of Anna Blaies and Oliver Dufaux Sr.  Oliver Dufaux Jr. married a woman named Marian. They have a daughter,

2.3.1.1. Judy Dufaux,

2.3.2. Charles Dufaux 9-18-1918--, the second of two children of Anna Blaies and Oliver Dufaux Sr., Charles Dufaux married Virginia Reck, 1-13-1923--. Their three children are,

2.3.2.1. Janice Seiffert, nee Dufaux, the first of three children of Charles Dufaux and Virginia Reck.  Janice Dufaux married Robert Seiffert, their two children are,

2.3.2.1.1. Scott Seiffert, the first of two children of  Janice Dufaux and Robert Seiffert

2.3.2.1.2. Michelle Seiffert, the second of two children of  Janice Dufaux and Robert Seiffert

2.3.2.2. John Dufaux,  the second of three children of Charles Dufaux and Virginia Reck. 

2.3.2.3. Jeanne Wolzenski, nee Dufaux,  the third of three children of Charles Dufaux and Virginia Reck.  Jeanne Dufaux married Ben Wolzenski. Their two children are,

2.3.2.3.1. Michael Wolzenski, the first of two children of  Jeanne Dufaux and Ben Wolzenski. 

2.3.2.3.2. David Wolzenski, the second of two children of  Jeanne Dufaux and Ben Wolzenski. 

2.4. Theodore Blaies, 4-1895--, the fourth of nine children of John Blaies, 1859--1897, and Jeanne Rieger.

2.5. Rose Steffen, nee Blaies, 1-1897--<1973, the fifth of nine children of John Blaies, 1859--1897, and Jeanne Rieger. Rose Blaies married George Steffen. George Steffen's family was from the Russell Blvd. and Anne St. area in South St. Louis. The family lived right behind St. Peter and Paul's Church. Helen Lorenz (Neary), nee Fries, 1914--1993, stayed with them before she was married. This area of St. Louis is where several of the Bender family immigrants settled.

2.6. Emil Blaies, 5-1900--1932, the sixth of nine children of John Blaies, 1859--1897, and Jeanne Rieger's nine children.

2.7. Phillip Blaies, c. 1905--, the seventh  of nine children of John Blaies and Jeanne Rieger's nine children.

2.8. Herbert Oscar Blaies Sr., 9-17-1906--4-15-1989, the eighth and second youngest of nine of John Blaies and Jeanne Rieger. Hebert Blaies married Mary Brown. This family moved to Detroit, Mich. Herbert O. Blaies Sr. worked his whole life for the Cadillac division of GM in Detroit as a millwright. Later in life he married a woman by the name of Virginia. He liked to play cards and was called "the poker king". Herbert Oscar Blaies and Mary Brown had five children.

2.8.1. John Blaies, 1-22-1929--, the first of five children of Herbert Blaies and Mary Brown, born in Detroit, MI. He was a pipe fitter for General Motors in Detroit, MI. John Blaies married Mary Previch, 9-28-1932--, on 1-13-1951, and has the following four children all born in the Detroit, MI area.

2.8.1.1. John Blaies Jr., 1-17-1953--, John Blaies and Mary Previch first of four children. Works at the Cadillac division of GM. John married Jill Dupree and had one child. He then married Kathy on 9-30-1994.

2.8.1.1.1. Jason Blaies, 9-2-1980--,

2.8.1.2. Robert Blaies, 4-13-1955--, John Blaies and Mary Previch second  of four children. Bob is a pipe fitter for General Motors. Robert Blaies married Katie Lister on 8-14-1982. Robert Blaies and Katie Lister have the following four children,

2.8.1.2.1. Joshua Blaies, 5-17-1984--,  the first of four children of Robert Blaies and Katie Lister.

2.8.1.2.2. Andrea Blaies, 5-23-1986--,  the second of four children of Robert Blaies and Katie Lister.

2.8.1.2.3. Samantha Blaies, 5-7-1989--,  the third of four children of Robert Blaies and Katie Lister.

2.8.1.2.4. Jordon Blaies, 8-24-1990--,  the fourth of four children of Robert Blaies and Katie Lister.

2.8.1.3. Janice Tyson, nee Blaies, 1-14-1960--, John Blaies and Mary Previch third  of four children. Janice Blaies married Troy Tyson, 1-14-1960--, on 6-1-1984. Troy works at Crown, a forklift company. Janice Blaies and Troy Tyson have the following three children,

2.8.1.3.1. Timothy Tyson, 1-17-1988--, the first of three children of Janice Blaies and Troy Tyson

2.8.1.3.2. Daniel Tyson, 7-1-1990--, the second of three children of Janice Blaies and Troy Tyson

2.8.1.3.3. Renee Tyson, 2-5-2003--, the third of three children of Janice Blaies and Troy Tyson

2.8.1.4. Michael Blaies, 2-27-1964--, John Blaies and Mary Previch fourth  of four children. Michael is a computer technician, plays goalie in hockey and also is a hockey referee. In 7-2004, Michael Blaies married Angelle, surname unknown. Michael Blaies and Angelle have one child.

2.8.1.4.1. Emma Blaies, the only child of Michael Blaies and Angelle, surname unknown. 

2.8.2. Herbert Oscar Blaies Jr., 9-28-1930--, the second of five children of Herbert Blaies and Mary Brown, is a retired chemical engineer from the Ford Motor Company in the Vinyl Plant. Herbert Blaies married Dorothy May Deacon Duguid, 7-12-1931--, and had five children.

2.8.2.1. David Michael Blaies, Herbert Blaies Jr. and Dorothy May Deacon Duguid's first of five children. David Blaies married Marti Anne Thompson, 10-22-1962--, on 10-29-1988 in Hammondsport, NY. David is a chemical engineer by education. They had lived for years in the Titusville, Florida area before moving to Chicago. Marti Anne worked with handicapped children in the Titusville area. The family is now living in Chicago, IL. David Blaies and Marti Anne Thompson have the following two children.

2.8.2.1.1. Barbara Anne Blaies, 5-6-1990--, the first of two children of David Blaies and Marti Anne Thompson. 

2.8.2.1.2. Benjamin Stuart Blaies, 12-4-1991--, the second of two children of David Blaies and Marti Anne Thompson. 

2.8.2.2. Laurie Ann Peterson, nee Blaies, 10-1-1956--, Herbert Blaies Jr. and Dorothy May Deacon Duguid's second  of five children. Laurie Blaies married Paul Peterson, 9-28-1956--. They have the following three children,

2.8.2.2.1. Jeffrey Lee Peterson, 12-14-1979--, the first of three children of  Laurie Blaies and Paul Peterson

2.8.2.2.2. Neil Andrew Peterson, 8-12-1982--, the second of three children of  Laurie Blaies and Paul Peterson.  Neil Andrew Peterson married Ellen Lynn Larsen and had the following two children.

2.8.2.2.2.1.  Landon Owen Peterson, 7-29-2003--, the first of two children of Neil Andrew Peterson and Ellen Lynn Larsen born in Portland, OR. 

2.8.2.2.2.2.  Khale Andrew Peterson, 12-3-2007, the second of two children of Neil Andrew Peterson and Ellen Lynn Larsen born in Portland, OR. 

2.8.2.2.3. Alex Michael Peterson, 5-30-1986--, the third of three children of  Laurie Blaies and Paul Peterson

2.8.2.3. Catherine Marie Cooper, nee Blaies, 10-18-1958--, Herbert Blaies Jr. and Dorothy May Deacon Duguid's third of five children. Catherine Blaies is a telephone operator and married Rick Lee Cooper, 11-20-1955--, who is a dispatcher for a truck company. Their three children are,

2.8.2.3.1. Matthew William Cooper, 6-2-1979--, the first of three children of  Catherine Blaies  and Rick Lee Cooper  In 2007, Matthew William Cooper married Stephine Ann Johnson, 1-22-1974--, whose mother is Pat Blessing.  Matthew and Stephine have one son.

2.8.2.3.1.1.  Ashton Matthew Cooper, 4-29-2015--, the first child of Matthew William Cooper and Stephine Ann Johnson.

2.8.2.3.2. Jeremy James Cooper, 9-19-1980--, the secnd of three children of  Catherine Blaies  and Rick Lee Cooper

2.8.2.3.3. Kristen Leigh Cooper, 4-11-1984--, the third of three children of  Catherine Blaies  and Rick Lee Cooper

2.8.2.4. Julie Ellen Charchan, nee Blaies, 10-11-1961--, Herbert Blaies Jr. and Dorothy May Deacon Duguid's fourth of five children. Julie Blaies is a secretary. Julie first married Kelly David Hayes and had one child,

2.8.2.4.1. Melinda Hayes, 5-9-1983--,

Julie then married Craig Allen Charchan, 6- 30-1954--, on 12-23-1991. Craig is a Millwright at the Buick Division of General Motors.

2.8.2.4.2. Victoria Anne Charchan, 8-3-1992--,

2.8.2.4.3. Andrew Craig Allen Charchan, 8-31-1980--, is Craig's son from a previous marriage.

2.8.2.4.4. Adam Joe Manley Charchan, 10-7-1983--, is Craig's son from a previous marriage.

2.8.2.5. Stephanie Lynn Zions, nee Blaies, 8-4-1964--, Herbert Blaies Jr. and Dorothy May Deacon Duguid's fifth of five children. Stephanie Blaies married Michael Todd Zions and has the following two children,

2.8.2.5.1. Kyle Lee Zions, 1-13-1988--, the first of two children of Stephanie Blaies and Michael Todd Zions

2.8.2.5.2. Emily Marie Zions, 6-27-1989--, the second of two children of Stephanie Blaies and Michael Todd Zions

2.8.3. Joyce Kiezner, nee Blaies, 8-8-1931--10-8-1993, the third of five children of Herbert Blaies and Mary Brown.  Joyce Blaies married Walter Kiezner, 6-24-1923--<1997. Walter was a cement finisher. They had the following four children.

2.8.3.1. John Kiezner, 2-16-1958--,  the first of four children of Joyce Blaies and Walter Kiezner.  John Kiezner married but name of spouse is unknown. His son is,

2.8.3.1.1. David Michael Kiezner, 1986--,

2.8.3.2. Clifford Kiezner, 3-27-1959--, the second of four children of Joyce Blaies and Walter Kiezner. 

2.8.3.3. Christopher Kiezner, 10-8-????--, the third of four children of Joyce Blaies and Walter Kiezner. 

2.8.3.4. unknown Kiezner, the fourth of four children of Joyce Blaies and Walter Kiezner. A daughter that died a birth

2.8.4. Evelyn Rose Durst, nee Blaies, 5-18-1932--, the fourth of five children of Herbert Blaies and Mary Brown.  Evelyn Rose Blaies married Paul White Sr. and had the following two children.

2.8.4.1. Paul White Jr., 1-30-1953--,  the first of four children of  Evelyn Rose Blaies and the first of two with Paul White Sr.

2.8.4.2. Keith White, 5-2-1954--,  the second of four children of  Evelyn Rose Blaies and the second of two with Paul White Sr.

2.8.4. Evelyn then married Benjamin Durst Sr. and they had the following children,

2.8.4.3. Benjamin Durst Jr., 10-91-1959--,  the third of four children of  Evelyn Rose Blaies and the first of two with Benjamin Durst Sr.

2.8.4.4. Lisa Siemens, nee Durst, 1-23-1961--, the fourth of four children of  Evelyn Rose Blaies and the second of two with Benjamin Durst Sr. Lisa Durst married Kenneth Siemens and they had the following four children,

2.8.4.4.1. Kenny Siemens, the first of four children of  Lisa Durst and Kenneth Siemens. 

2.8.4.4.2. Jill Siemens, the second of four children of  Lisa Durst and Kenneth Siemens. 

2.8.4.4.3. Kevin Siemens, the third of four children of  Lisa Durst and Kenneth Siemens. 

2.8.4.4.4. Lauren Siemens, the fourth of four children of  Lisa Durst and Kenneth Siemens. 

2.8.5. Gordon J Blaies Sr., 12-28-1936--, the fifth of five children of Herbert Blaies and Mary Brown, Corky as he is known is a retired welder. Gordon J Blaies Sr married Frances Elizabeth Weyler and had three children. Gordon J Blaies Sr then married Viola Berry. Gordon J Blaies Sr and Viola had two children. Gordon J. Blaies' five children are listed below.

2.8.5.1. Gordon J Blaies Sr., 1957--1957, the first of five children of Gordon J Blaies Sr and the first of three children by Frances Elizabeth Weyler.

2.8.5.2. Dianna M. Frymaire, nee Blaies, 1960--, the second of five children of Gordon J Blaies Sr and the second of three children by Frances Elizabeth Weyler. Dianna Blaies married a man named Frymaire and had two children,

2.8.5.2.1. Jennifer Lynn Frymaire, 6-28-1980--, the first of two children of  Dianna Frymaire, nee Blaies and is engaged to be married to Jeffrey Stevenson on 12-29-2006.

2.8.5.2.2. Valerie Marie Frymaire, 3-18-1983--,  the second of two children of  Dianna Frymaire, nee Blaies. 

2.8.5.3. Jeffery Thomas Blaies Sr., the third of five children of Gordon J Blaies Sr and the third of three children by Frances Elizabeth Weyler. Jeffery Thomas Blaies Sr. married Diana Fasciocco and has the following two children,

2.8.5.3.1. Jeffery Thomas Blaies Jr.,10-1-1989--, the first of two children of Jeffery Thomas Blaies Sr. and  Diana Fasciocco. 

2.8.5.3.2. Jonathon Blaies, 6-9-1991--, the second of two children of Jeffery Thomas Blaies Sr. and Diana Fasciocco. 

Then 2.8.5. Gordon J Blaies Sr., 12-28-1936--, married Viola Berry and had the following two children,

2.8.5.4. Gordon J Blaies Jr., the fourth of five children of Gordon J Blaies Sr and the first of two children by Viola Berry. Gordon Blaies Jr. married Geraldine Amo in 1993 and has the following two children.

2.8.5.4.1. Rhianna Lauren Blaies, 7-4-1996--, the first of two children of Gordon Blaies Jr. and Geraldine Amo. 

2.8.5.4.2. Veronica Elizabeth Blaies, 4-16-2000--, the second of two children of Gordon Blaies Jr. and Geraldine Amo. 

2.8.5.5. Eric Blaies, the fifth of five children of Gordon J Blaies Sr and the second of two children by Viola Berry. Eric Blaies has two children. The first child by Jacqueline Porath and then one by Danette, surname unknown. Eric Blaies is now married to Keri, surname unknown.

2.8.5.5.1. Matthew L. Blaies, 9-26-1989--, the first of two children of Eric Blaies and the first by his wife, Jacqueline Porath.

2.8.5.5.2. Austin J. Blaies, 10-21-1993--, the second of two children of  Eric Blaies and the first by his wife,  Danette.

2.9. Leona Gordon, nee Blaies, 1911--1975, the ninth of nine and youngest of John Blaies, 1859--1897, and Jeanne Rieger. Leona Blaies married Harry Stiffler and after Harry died she married Clyde Gordon. Leona operated a grocery store on North 6th St. in Belleville.

3. Theresia Blaes, 1860--3-14-1876, the third of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies, 1823-1902, and Theresia Bender. Theresia Blaies was born in Missouri. Theresia is buried in the Holy Childhood of Jesus C.C. cemetery located in the area: NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 26, Township 1 North, Range 7 West, Shiloh Valley Township. It is on the south side of Rt. 177, west of Mascoutah, IL. All the gravestones have been removed.

4. Michael Blaies, 1861--2-17-1897, born in Missouri. He was the fourth of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender.

5. Amelia Hacker, nee Blaies, 6-14-1864--6-12-1933, the fifth of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. Amelia Blaies was born in Missouri. Emma as she was known, married John Hacker, 1867--9-19-1923 on 4-28-1891. Amelia Blaies and John Hacker had two children. 

5.1. Balzer Hacker, the first of two children of Amelia Blaies and John Hacker

5.2. Elizabeth Honer, nee Hacker, 2-28-1893--6-15-1971, the first of two children of Amelia Blaies and John Hacker. Elizabeth Hacker married Arthur Honer, 12-9-1889--11-25-1946. They had one child.

5.2.1. Wilbert Honer, 2-14-1912--, the only child of Elizabeth Hacker married Arthur Honer. Wilbert Honer married Melinda Keck, 12-24-1913--, and had one son,

5.2.1.1. James Keck, 4-9-1932--,

6. Christopher Blaies, 1865--3-12-1876, the sixth of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. Christopher was born in Missouri and is buried in the Holy Childhood of Jesus C.C. cemetery located in the area: NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 26, Township 1 North, Range 7 West, Shilo Valley Township. It is on the south side of Rt. 177, west of Mascoutah, IL. All the gravestones have been removed.

All of -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender's children born after Christopher were born in Illinois, most likely Mascoutah.

7. Cecillia Blaies, >1866--<1879, most likely was the 7th or 8th child of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. Cecillia was born in Illinois, and died very young.

8. Lucy Blaies, >1866--<1879, most likely was the 7th or 8th child of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. Lucy was born in Illinois, died very young.

9. Frank A. Blaies, 3-1868--1907, the ninth of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. Frank Blaies was born in Illinois and was listed as Franz in the 1870 Census. On 4-3-1894, Frank married Katherine Kuehn, 6-1873--6-10-1904, in Mascoutah, IL. They had a double wedding with his sister, Elizabeth Mueller, nee Blaies. Frank Blaies and Katherine Kuehn had three children, they are,

9.1. Albert Blaies, 2-28-1897--1-21-1970, the first of three children of Frank Blaies and Katherine Kuehn. Albert Blaies was married and had a son,

9.1.1. Unknown Blaies,

9.2. Frank Blaies, 9-22-1902--, the second of three children of Frank Blaies and Katherine Kuehn. Frank may have been discharged from the U.S. Army in 1919.

9.3. Phillip Blaies, --4-30-1954, the third of three children of Frank Blaies and Katherine Kuehn. Phillip was married and has a son,

9.3.1. William Blaies, c. 1920--,

10. Maria (Mary) Blaies, 8-16-1870--11-24-1887, was the tenth of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. Mary Blaies was born in Illinois, never married. Mary or Maria is buried in the Holy Childhood of Jesus C.C. cemetery located in the area: NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 26, Township 1 North, Range 7 West, Shiloh Valley Township. It is on the south side of Rt. 177, west of Mascoutah, IL. All the gravestones have been removed.

Mary was one of the witnesses at her brother, Nicholas' wedding in 1887. Mary died about a month after the wedding.

11. Elizabeth Mueller, nee Blaies, 6-18-1872--11-13-1918, the eleventh of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. Elizabeth was born in Mascoutah, IL. Elizabeth married John Joseph Mueller Sr., 1-26-1861--3-21-1943, on April 3, 1894,  in the Church of the Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church in Mascoutah, IL. Elizabeth's brother, Joseph Blaies, and John Mueller Sr.'s youngest sister, Catharina (Kate) were witnesses at the wedding. The wedding was a double wedding as Elizabeth's brother Frank and his wife Katherine Kuehn were all married together. John Mueller was thirty three and Elizabeth was twenty one at the time of the wedding. Anton Pieke was the priest that said the wedding Mass.

John Mueller Sr.'s, 1861--1943, parents were Paul Muller, 2-5-1813--7-20-1893, born in Wiesviller in Lorraine, France and Elizabeth Gangloff, 9-29-1825--4-11-1901. John Mueller's paternal grandparents were Andre Muller, 14-27-1777--6-27-1853, and Elisabeth Arnoldy, 1-11-1781--8-30-1854. Andre was from the village of Guising in Lorraine.

John Mueller Sr. had a brother by the name of Charles Mueller and 9 other siblings born to Andre Mueller and Elizabeth Arnoldy. Elizabeth Gangloff's parents were Catherine Schouber and Nicholas Gangloff.

The below photo of the Mueller family was taken in xxxx. The home stood on N. Charles St., Belleville, IL  There are 19 individuals noted by number.  Below photo by courtesy of 11.2.1.1. Diane Ellen O'Connor, nee Daenzer.

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sitting man in hat with child
11
child sitting
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child on man's lap 12
child sitting
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woman standing, may be 11. Elisabeth Mueller, nee Blaes
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child sitting
4
older woman sitting 14
11. John Mueller Sr.
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sitting man in hat 15
baby held by woman
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man with beer 16
woman standing holding baby
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baby held by man with beer 17
woman standing
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Charles Mueller 18
child
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child sitting 19
woman standing holding baby
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child sitting

Paul Mueller 5-2-1813--7-20-1893, and Elisabeth Gangloff,  9-19-1825--4-11-1901, had the following children.

  1. Nicholas Mueller, 12-11-1849--, born in Zetting and baptized on 10-14-1849 with Nicolas Gangloff his godfather and Pauline Simon his godmother.
  2. Marie Catharine Mueller, 12-10-1850--. born in Zetting, Moselle, France. Marie Catharina was born at 11 PM in the evening and baptized on 12-11-1850. The baptismal record states that her father, Paul was a laborer. Marie Catharina's godparents were Nicholas Lick and Marie Anne Gangloff her maternal aunt. The parish priest that did the baptism was Pastor Karst.
  3. Madeline Mueller, 3-12-1860--3-14-1860, born in Wiesviller, Lorraine, France.
  4. (Jean) John Joseph Mueller Sr. 1-26-1861--3-21-1943, born in Wiesviller, Moselle, France. His godfather was Jean Kuhn son of the late Pierre Kuhn and Catherine Gangloff. The godmother was Regine Muller, sister of the baptized. The name of the priest at the baptism was Pastor Karst. Paul Mueller at the time was listed as unemployed which was may have been another way of saying day laborer. John married 11. Elizabeth Blaes.
  5. Nicholas Muller, c. 1863--, born in Pennsylvania.
  6. Mary Deimling, nee Mueller, 7-31-1865--11-6-1933, born and died in Belleville, IL. Mary Deimling, nee Mueller married William Deimling on 8-16-1891 at St. Luke’s Church in Belleville, IL. Mary died on 11-6-1933 after being struck by an auto while crossing the street at B and Walnut St. going to the corner store.
  7. Katherine Schrader, nee Mueller, 1-10-1875--1-6-1953, born in Belleville, IL was the youngest of Paul & Elisabeth’s children born in Belleville, and married Gustave (Gus) Schrader on 9-29-1897 in St. Luke’s Church. Katherine was known as Kate, and her husband as Gus. Kate and Gus had three children. They are,
      1. Harold G. Schrader, 12-12-1898--, married Marie Klaus on 9-8-1927.
      2. Cyril Schrader, 1901--1901.
      3. Leslie V. Schrader, 12-8-1912--, married Margaret Hoeffken, 3-10-1912--, on 3-26-1940.

  8. Charles H. Mueller, 1-15-1868--1-4-1948, born in Belleville, IL. He was married in Red Bud, IL on 2-14-1889 to Hermina Villiger, 1-12-1871--3-26-1946, who was born in Belleville. They had twelve children, four of which are listed below. They are,
  1. Bertha E. Barbeau, nee Mueller, 7-26-1907--, one of the twelve children born in Belleville married to William J. Barbeau on 6-21-1938. Bertha & William had three children, they are

    1. Marian Rita Brockel, nee Barbeau, 10-19-1939--, married David Brockel on 8-8-1981.
    2. Maureen Carol Bauer, nee Barbeau, 11-5-1942--, married Thomas Bauer on 9-4-1961.
    3. Dennis William Barbeau, 10-10-1947--, married Sandra Wuebbeid on 12-28-1974.

  2. Frieda M. Meyer, nee Mueller, one of the twelve children married Joseph A. Meyer on 10-6-1942. Frieda is living in Evansville, IL today. Frieda & Joe have eight children, the youngest being,

    1. Rose Wright, nee Meyer, 11-14-1958--, born in Evansville, IL and married a man by the name of Wright.

  3. Charles A. Mueller, 7-30-1896--10-10-1969, who was the fifth of twelve children, married Clara Jorn on 5-18-1926. Clara and Charles had 3  children listed below. 

    1. Vincent C. Mueller, 1927--11-23-1988, the first of 3 children listed whose wife's name was Alva Bair, -->1989. Vincent owned the "Jug" restaurant in Belleville for many years. Vincent and Alva had the following two children.
      1. Lynn Emrick, nee Mueller, --<2004,
      2. Robert C. Mueller, married a woman by the name of Diane, surname unknown. They had three children.

        1. Jason Mueller,
        2. Nicole Mueller,
        3. Timothy Mueller,

              2. Dorothy Mueller, 11-3-1928--10-14-2004, the second of 3 children and lived in Belleville, IL and worked 30 years at the Southwestern Bell Co. in St. Louis. Dotti as she was                         known died in St. Louis. She was a lifelong member of St Peter's Cathedral Catholic Church in Belleville.

              3. Charles W. Mueller, 1938--, the thrid of 3 children who married Janet Vernier and had 3 children

      1. Charlie Mueller, married to a woman by the name of Karen surname unknown and live in Smithton, IL
      2. Craig Mueller,
      3. Michael Mueller, married a woman by the name of Cookie, surname unknown. They had the following 6 children.
                            1. Mandi Mueller,
                            2. Krysti Mueller,
                            3. Austin Mueller,
                            4. Dao Mueller,
                            5. Audrey Mueller,
                            6. Sophia Mueller,

      4. Edwin J. Mueller, 10-8-1893--11-10-1982, born and died in Belleville, IL.  On 7-29-1925, in Belleville, IL, Edwin Mueller married Mildred A. Millman, 7-5-1901--8-8-1998, and had three children,
                1. Thomas E. Mueller, 6-1-1935--1-14-1978, the first of three children of Edwin Mueller and Mildred A. Millman
                2. Raymond Mueller, 2-17-1938--2-18-1938,
                3. Roger J. Mueller, 10-26-1939--, married Margaret I. Dennis, 1-24-1941--,

John Mueller Sr., 1-26-1861--,  was born in the village of Wiesviller in Lorraine, France. John's parents were Paul Müller, 2-5-1813--, born in Wiesviller and Elizabeth Gangloff. John worked as a laborer at Imb's Mill most of his life. On retirement, John was made the custodian of the public school on South Illinois St. in Belleville. For most of their married lives, Elizabeth and John lived at 719 Jefferson St., now N. Charles Street.

John Mueller died in Belleville, IL. on March 21, 1943, at the age of 82. At the age of 46, Elizabeth Mueller, nee Blaies died in Belleville, IL on November 13, 1918. Both John and Elizabeth are buried at Green Mount Cemetery outside of Belleville, Illinois.

A man named Johannes Mueller was the witness at the wedding of Nicholas Bender in 1859, in St. Louis. Nicholas Bender, 1826-->1879, was the brother of Theresia Blaies, nee Bender and the baptismal sponsor at Nicholas Blaies' baptism. Perhaps Johannes Mueller and John Mueller were related.

Elizabeth's father, -5.2.2.3.3.8.6. Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, and her brother Joseph W. Blaies I lived with the Mueller family until Jean Michel's death in 1902.

The Mueller boys, Joseph W. Blaies I, and Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, all shared the same room in the Mueller home on Jefferson St. (N. Charles St.) in Belleville. Elizabeth was known as Carrie. Elizabeth Blaies and John Mueller had five children, they are,

11.1. John Joseph Mueller Jr., 2-14-1895--12-11-1948, the first of five children born to Elizabeth Blaies, 1872--1918, and John Mueller. On 11-18-1919, John married Helen M. Hoffman, 5-13-1898--5-2-2004, at St. Luke's Church in Belleville. Helen was born in St. Louis, MO and died in Belleville at almsot 106 years of age. Helen's parents were John Hoffman, 1867--1951, and Helen Ringley, 1869--1953. John owned a grocery store at 220 Mascoutah Ave. in Belleville. The family lived above the grocery store. After John died, on 1-18-1956, in Belleville, Helen married Frank Yerk, 6-19-1893--1-29-1958, born in Belleville,IL. Helen Mueller, nee Yerk lived in Belleville, IL. The Mueller's had the following five children.

11.1.1. Delores Mueller, 1923--1923, the first of five children of John Joseph Mueller Jr. and Helen M. Hoffman

11.1.2. Russell J. Mueller, 12-6-1924--, the second of five children of John Joseph Mueller Jr. and Helen M. Hoffman. On 6-10-1950, Russell Mueller married Virginia L. Joffray, 8-31-1928--, at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville. Russell worked for I.B.M. for 39 years as an A & M manager and a recruiter. He is now retired and working as a volunteer in fund raising for the United Way. Russell and his family live in Overland Park, Kansas. They have three daughters.

11.1.2.1. Diane Fouraker, nee Mueller, 12-16-1953--, born in Belleville, IL. The first of three children of Russell Mueller and Virginia L. Joffray. Diane married Daniel L. Fouraker, 1-28-1953--, on 2-14-1976 in Wamego, KS. Dan was born in Wemago, KS. The family lives in the Olathe, Kansas area. They have the following two children.

11.1.2.1.1. Jesse J. Fouraker, 2-8-1978--, born in Valentine, Neb.

11.1.2.1.2. Cody L. Fouraker, 5-14-1982--, born in Cozed, Neb.

11.1.2.2. Linda L. Slagle, nee Mueller, 10-31-1955--, born in Jefferson City, MO. The second of three children of Russell Mueller and Virginia L. Joffray. Linda married Charles Edward Slagle Jr., 7-19-1955--, on 6-25-1976, in Overland Park, KS. Charles was born in Elizabeth, TN. The family lived in the Overland Park, KS. but now since 1995 lives in the Marietta, GA  area. They have the following two children.

11.1.2.2.1. Kyle A. Slagle, 5-1-1983--, born in Overland Park, KS.

11.1.2.2.2. Keith M. Slagle, 5-4-1985--, born in Overland Park, KS.  On 10-2-2010, Keith M. Slagle married Candance Ashley Snyder.  Keith M. Slagle and Candance Ashley Snyder have two children listed below.

11.1.2.2.2.1.  Connor Russell Slagle, 4-17-2013--,

11.1.2.2.2.2.  Hannah Ruth Slagle, 2-2016--, 

11.1.2.3. Beth Ann Eppler, nee Mueller, 11-9-1958--, born in Belleville, IL. The third of three children of Russell Mueller and Virginia L. Joffray. Beth married Jeffrey D. Eppler, 4-26-1957--, on May 26, 1978 in Overland Park, KS. Jeffrey was born in Syracuse, N. Y. The family lives in the Olathe, KS. area. They have the following two children.

11.1.2.3.1. Amie A. Eppler, 1-15-1979--, born in Kansas City, MO.

11.1.2.3.2. Sara L. Love, nee Eppler, 10-20-1983--, born in Kansas City, MO.  On 12-19-2009, Sara L. Eppler married Kyle Love.

11.1.3. Norman Joseph Mueller, 4-14-1926--1-25-1995, the third of five children of John Joseph Mueller Jr. and Helen M. Yerk born in Belleville, IL. Norman died and is buried in Arlington, VA. On August 27, 1949, Norman Mueller married Marilyn Jane Beck, 11-17-1928--, at St. Patrick's Church in Decatur, IL. Jane Mueller, nee Beck's family goes back to John Brown of Hampton, New Hampshire. Jane was born in Decatur, IL. Jane live in Arlington, VA. Jane and Norman used to make an annual trip back to Illinois to visit the Blaies relatives. Norman Mueller and Marilyn Jane Beck have three children.

11.1.3.1. Stephen John Mueller, 7-19-1951--, the first of three children of Norman Mueller and Marilyn Jane Beck born in Belleville, IL. Stephen Mueller married Ann Elizabeth Cope, 12-21-1953--. Ann was born in Ft. Benning, GA. Stephen and Ann were married on 8-8-1981 in Richmond, VA. The family lived in Falls Church, VA and Burlingame, CA but now live in Greensboro, NC. They have two children:

11.1.3.1.1. Alden Brown Mueller, 4-22-1988--, the first of two children of Stephen Mueller and Ann Elizabeth Cope.

11.1.3.1.2. Claire Seabury Mueller, 2-21-1993--, the second of two children of Stephen Mueller and Ann Elizabeth Cope.

11.1.3.2. Scott Joseph Mueller, 8-20-1954--, the second of three children of Norman Mueller and Marilyn Jane Beck born in Belleville, IL. On 6-1-1980, in Washington, DC Scott Mueller married Diane Katz, 4-22-1955--. The family lived in Arlington, Ma and now live in Sudbury, MA. They have two children.

11.1.3.2.1. Samuel Joseph Mueller, 12-4-1987--, the first of two children of Scott Mueller and Diane Katz.

11.1.3.2.2. Eliot Amos Mueller, 4-5-1991--, the second of two children of Scott Mueller and Diane Katz.

11.1.3.3. Sander James Mueller, 11-9-1956--, the third of three children of Norman Mueller and Marilyn Jane Beck born in Falls Church, VA. Sander James Mueller married Siobhan Dockery, 4-24-1971--, on 11-15-1997 in Alexander, VA at St. Joseph's Church. Siobhan was born in Miami, FL. They have a son.

11.1.3.3.1. Beck Daniel Mueller, 8-16-2004--, the only child of Sander Mueller and Siobhan Dockery born in Arlington, VA.

11.1.4. Helen Elizabeth Burrous, nee Mueller, 6-9-1933--, the fourth of five children of John Joseph Mueller Jr. and Helen M. Yerk. On February 14, 1953, Helen Mueller married Robert M. Burrous, 9-5-1932--, in Belleville. The family lives in Belleville, IL. They have three children and all are married as of 1990.

11.1.4.1. Michael Burrous, 11-1-1953--, the first of three children of Helen Mueller and Robert M. Burrous. Michael Burrous married Connie Carpenter on 9-21-1981. The family lives in Belleville, IL. They have two daughters.

11.1.4.1.1. Tammy Burrous, 3-31-1987--, the first of two children of Michael Burrous and Connie Carpenter.

11.1.4.1.2. Manny Burrous, 8-28-1988--, the second of two children of Michael Burrous and Connie Carpenter.

11.1.4.2. Patrice Schiefferdecker, nee Burrous, 12-16-1956--, the second of three children of Helen Mueller and Robert M. Burrous. Patrice Burrous married Ned Schiefferdecker on 10-10-1981. Pat lives in Fox Lake, IL. with her two children.

11.1.4.2.1. Chris Schiefferdecker, 1-6-1983--, the first of two children of Patrice Burrous and Ned Schiefferdecker.

11.1.4.2.2. Erin Schiefferdecker, 7-29-1984--, the second of two children of Patrice Burrous and Ned Schiefferdecker.

11.1.4.3. Peggy Shramek, nee Burrous, the third of three children of Helen Mueller and Robert M. Burrous. Peggy Burrous married Keith Shramek, --11-21-1990, on 7-5-1980. Keith died suddenly and Peggy moved back to the Belleville area. Peggy lives with her two children.

11.1.4.3.1. Shawn Shramek, 4-23-1986--, the first of two children of Peggy Burrous and Keith Shramek.

11.1.4.3.2. Heide Shramek, 6-3-1989--, the second of two children of Peggy Burrous and Keith Shramek.

11.1.5. Rosemary Bauer, nee Mueller, 8-4-1935--, the fifth of five children of John Joseph Mueller Jr. and Helen M. Yerk. On February 12, 1955, Rosemary Mueller married James C. Bauer, 4-10-1930--, at St. Mary's Church in Belleville. The family lives in Belleville, IL. They have five children.

11.1.5.1. Karen Vegiard, nee Bauer, 7-28-1955--, the first of five children of Rosemary Mueller and James C. Bauer. Karen lives in Pacific Grove, CA in 1991. Karen married a man named Vegiard.

11.1.5.2. James Bauer, 8-17-1956--, the second of five children of Rosemary Mueller and James C. Bauer. James Bauer married Nancy Fitzgerald, 4-3-1959--, and lives in Belleville, IL. They have two children.

11.1.5.2.1. Joseph Andrew Bauer, 4-19-1985--, the first of two children of James Bauer and Nancy Fitzgerald.

11.1.5.2.2. Todd Michael Bauer, 8-20-1986--, the second of two children of James Bauer and Nancy Fitzgerald.

11.1.5.3. Timothy Bauer, 8-27-1957--, the third of five children of Rosemary Mueller and James C. Bauer. Tim Bauer married Kelly Kehoe, 12-25-1960--, and lives in Lafayette, In. They have two children.

11.1.5.3.1. Elaine Mary Bauer, 5-15-1983--, the first of two children of Tim Bauer and Kelly Kehoe.

11.1.5.3.2. Benjamin James Bauer, 1-10-1986--, the second of two children of Tim Bauer and Kelly Kehoe.

11.1.5.4. Susan Normansell, nee Bauer, 7-30-1959--, the fourth of five children of Rosemary Mueller and James C. Bauer. Susan Bauer married Steven Normansell, 12-2-1958--, and lives in Breese, IL. Susan works for the United Missouri Bank of St. Louis. They have two children.

11.1.5.4.1. Alexander Pierce Normansell, 11-17-1988--, the first of two children of Susan Bauer and Steven Normansell.

11.1.5.4.2. Madeline Cleary Normansell, 9-3-1990--, the second of two children of Susan Bauer and Steven Normansell.

11.1.5.5. Bruce Bauer, 7-17-1967--, the fifth of five children of Rosemary Mueller and James C. Bauer. Bruce Bauer lives in Belleville, IL.

11.2. Elizabeth Theresia Daenzer, nee Mueller, 8-26-1896--9-24-1976, the second of five children born to Elizabeth Blaies, 1872--1918, and John Mueller. On 7-8-1920, Elizabeth Mueller married Walter Jacob Daenzer, 12-15-1897--11-9-1953, in Alton, IL. Elizabeth was known as Lizzie. They had one child. The photo at left is of all three Daenzers.

11.2.1. Donald Walter Daenzer, 3-9-1931--3-10-2016. On 3-31-1951 in Belleville, IL, Donald Walter Daenzer married Jacqueline Jean McClane, 5-31-1931--, at St. Peter's Cathedral. Jacqueline was born in St. Louis, MO and is known as Jackie.  Jackie loves to cook, sit outside on her patio and spend some time with her family.  Don was a very good baseball player and is a very dedicated St. Louis Baseball Cardinal fan.  He is currently an Alderman for the City of Belleville and loves being able to help his community.  As of December 2006 they live in the Belleville, IL area.  Their five children are as follows:

11.2.1.1. Diane Ellen O'Connor, nee Daenzer, 7-25-1953--, the first of five children of Donald Walter Daenzer and Jacqueline Jean McClane. Diane is working as a Registered Nurse and office manager at her husband's Dental office in south St. Louis. Diane Daenzer married Thomas E. O'Connor DMD, 4-6-1952--, on 6-2-2000 in a small country church in Clover Bottom, MO. Diane loves scuba diving, landscaping and photography. As of 2006 they reside in the St. Louis area.

11.2.1.2. Daniel Walter Daenzer, 1-3-1955--, the second of five children of Donald Walter Daenzer and Jacqueline Jean McClane. Daniel Walter Daenzer married Linda Carol Hausmann, 3-2-1958--, on 9-14-1985 in Belleville, IL. Dan is a carpenter foreman in the southern Illinois area, lives in New Athens, IL and loves to hunt, fish and garden. Daniel Walter Daenzer and Linda Carol Hausmann had the following two children.

11.2.1.2.1. Jaimie Carol Daenzer, 5-7-1987--, the first of two children of Daniel Walter Daenzer and Linda Carol Hausmann.

11.2.1.2.2. Carrie Lynn Daenzer, 12-10-1988--, the second of two children of Daniel Walter Daenzer and Linda Carol Hausmann.

11.2.1.3. Deron Joseph Daenzer, 9-13-1966--, the third of five children of Donald Walter Daenzer and Jacqueline Jean McClane. Deron Daenzer married Kelli Lynn Bridell, 12-2-1967--, on 8-14-1987 on the lovely island of Honolulu, HI while Deron was stationed there in the United States Marine Corps. He works in the computer information technology field in St. Louis. They live in O'Fallon, IL and have a daughter.

11.2.1.3.1. Autumn Marie Daenzer, 6-9-1999--,

11.2.1.4. Dale Anthony Daenzer, 11-15-1967--, the fourth of five children of Donald Walter Daenzer and Jacqueline Jean McClane. Dale Daenzer works as a computer programmer, enjoys playing tennis and life on the beach in San Diego, CA.

11.2.1.5. Dawn Lynn Buss, nee Daenzer, 12-26-1974--, the fifth of five children of Donald Walter Daenzer and Jacqueline Jean McClane. On 5-5-1999 at St. Henry's church in Belleville, IL, Dawn Daenzer married Thomas Anthony Buss, 6-8-1975--, and the family lives there today. Dawn works as a teacher's aide at Belleville East High School, loves entertaining with her family and is very active in many sports. Dawn Daenzer and Thomas Anthony Buss live in the Belleville area and have the following two children.

11.2.1.5.1. Eden Thomas Buss, 8-21-1999--, the first of two children of Dawn Lynn Daenzer and Thomas Anthony Buss.

11.2.1.5.2. Haleigh Lynn Buss, 2-24-2001--, the second of two children of Dawn Lynn Daenzer and Thomas Anthony Buss.

11.3. Paul Adam Mueller, 7-28-1898--6-24-1979, the third of five children of Elizabeth Blaies and John Mueller. Paul married Rose M. Fohl, 1899--1982, on October 26, 1922, at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville. Rose was born on March 8, 1899, in Belleville, IL. Rose was the daughter of Bernard F. Fohl and Bertha Dingel. Rose Fohl's grandfather, Peter Fohl, married Mary Ann Hespen on September 18, 1851, in Perry Co., Indiana.

Paul and the Mueller family moved to Springfield, IL. in 1929. Rose died in Springfield, IL. on 2-7-1982. Paul and Rose Mueller had four children. They are,

11.3.1. Rita B. Smith, nee Mueller, 8-24-1923--3-6-2015, the first of four children born to Paul Adam Mueller and Rose Fohl. On 10-23-1948, Rita Mueller married Harry William Smith, 9-21-1927--11-14-2005, at St. Joseph's Church in Springfield, IL. Harry who died in Springfield, IL was known as Bill. Rita Mueller and Harry William Smith had seven children. They are,

11.3.1.1. Rita Marie Fromm, nee Smith, 8-3-1949--, the first of seven children of Rita B. Smith and Harry W. Smith. Rita Smith married William Timothy Fromm, 3-31-1948--9-4-1993, on 12-23-1970. William died on 9-4-1993 and Rita then married Richard Lee Mudd, 8-30-1948--, born in Springfield, IL. on July 26, 1993, in Springfield, IL. Rita Smith and William Timothy Fromm's three children are,

11.3.1.1.1. William Timothy Fromm II, 4-30-1971--, the first of three children of Rita Smith and William Timothy Fromm born in Springfield, IL. William Fromm married Cynthia Franklin, 3-18-1969--, born in Springfield, IL. Cynthia is known as Cindy. They were married in Steamboat Springs, Co.

11.3.1.1.2. Tamara Dawn Fromm, 11-5-1974--, the second of three children of Rita Smith and William Timothy Fromm born in Springfield, IL and has two children.

11.3.1.1.2.1. Shaun Aaron Nation, 6-9-1993--11-17-1993,

11.3.1.1.2.2. Justin Michael Nation, 10-11-1995--, born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.1.1.3. Christopher Scott Fromm, 11-9-1977--, the third of three children of Rita Smith and William Timothy Fromm born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.1.2. Rosemary Smith, 11-20-1950--, the second of seven children of Rita B. Smith and Harry W. Smith born in Springfield, Ill and married to a man by the name of Daniel, last name unknown.

11.3.1.3. Thomas G. Smith, 11-15-1951--2-9-1976, the third of seven children of Rita B. Smith and Harry W. Smith. Thomas G. Smith married Debbie Nonneman on 2-13-1971 and have two children.

11.3.1.3.1. Jason Charles Smith, 1971--, the first of two children of Thomas G. Smith and Debbie Nonneman.

11.3.1.3.2. Jennifer Lynn Smith, 1974--, the second of two children of Thomas G. Smith and Debbie Nonneman.

11.3.1.4. Richard Eugene Smith, 7-22-1953--, the fourth of seven children of Rita B. Smith and Harry W. Smith. Richard Eugene Smith married Susy M. Reimer, 8-4-1959--, on 11-11-1989, in Las Vegas, NV. Rick and Susy live in Chatham, IL. in 1993. They have one child.

11.3.1.4.1. Shannon Nicole Smith, 6-26-1993--,

11.3.1.5. Susan Jane Hudson, nee Smith, 6-28-1954--, the fifth of seven children of Rita B. Smith and Harry W. Smith born in Springfield. IL. Susan Smith married Paul D. Hudson, 4-18-1953--, on 2-21-1984. Susan Smith and Paul D. Hudson two children are.

11.3.1.5.1. Tara Sue Cormier, nee Allen, 8-20-1977--, the first of two children of Susan Smith and Paul D. Hudson born in Springfield, IL. Tara Sue Allen married Kevin Charles Cormier on 2-4-2002 in Earth, LA.

11.3.1.5.2. Michael P. Hudson, 9-11-1984--, the second of two children of Susan Smith and Paul D. Hudson born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.1.6. Kathy Ann Castleman, nee Smith, 7-9-1955--11-23-1997, the sixth of seven children of Rita B. Smith and Harry W. Smith. Kathy Ann Smith married Thomas J. Castleman, 11-13-1954--, in Springfield, IL. on 12-20-1991. Kathy died in Pawnee, IL. Thomas' three children from a previous marriage are.

11.3.1.6.1. Linda Castleman, 3-7-1979--, born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.1.6.2. Jacob Castleman, 12-14-1984--, born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.1.6.3. Talia Castleman, 7-8-1987--, born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.1.7. Terry John Smith, 12-10-1957--, the seventh of seven children of Rita B. Smith and Harry W. Smith. Terry John Smith was married to Yvonne Renee Adams, 3-25-1969--, in Mt. Auburn, IL. on 9-14-1991. Terry John Smith and Yvonne Renee Adams' three children are.

11.3.1.7.1. Theresa L. Smith, 2-21-1983--, the first of three children of Terry John Smith and Yvonne Renee Adams born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.1.7.2. Jacqueline Smith, 7-10-1992--, the second of three children of Terry John Smith and Yvonne Renee Adams born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.1.7.3. Thomas Jacob Smith, 8-29-1993--, the third of three children of Terry John Smith and Yvonne Renee Adams.

11.3.2. James F. Mueller, 5-30-1925--6-11-2015, the second of four children born to Paul Adam Mueller and Rose Fohl. On 7-19-1947, James Mueller married Norma Meyers, 2-3-1927--, at St. Joseph's Church in Springfield, IL. James Mueller and Norma Meyers have five children.

11.3.2.1. Frances Ann Andrews, nee Mueller, 10-14-1948--, the first of five children of James Mueller and Norma Meyers. Frances Ann Mueller married Jerry Andrews on 6-15-1968. They live in Las Vegas, Nev. in 1993. Their two children are.

11.3.2.1.1. Carrie Lynn Chapman, nee Andrews, 5-26-1971--, the first of two children of Frances Ann Mueller and Jerry Andrews born in Springfield, IL. Carrie married Michael D. Chapman, 3-15-1971--, on 6-24-1995 at Nellis AFB, NV. Michael was born in Las Vegas, NV. Carrie Lynn Andrews and Michael D. Chapman have one child.

11.3.2.1.1.1. James Michael Chapman, 7-27-2000--, born in Las Vegas, NV.

11.3.2.1.2. Aaron Andrews, 2-22-1978--, the second of two children of Frances Ann Mueller and Jerry Andrews born in Las Vegas, NV.

11.3.2.2. James Joseph Mueller, 11-19-1949--, the second of five children of James Mueller and Norma Meyers. James Joseph Mueller married Kathy Duffy on 10-30-1971. James Joseph Mueller and Kathy Duffy had the following two children.

11.3.2.2.1. Bradley Mueller, 11-19-1974--, the first of two children of James Joseph Mueller and Kathy Duffy born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.2.2.2. Kevin Mueller, 8-30-1976--, the second of two children of James Joseph Mueller and Kathy Duffy born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.2.3. John Michael Mueller, 2-2-1951--, the third of five children of James Mueller and Norma Meyers. John Michael Mueller married Karen McCall on 3-14-1974. Their two children are.

11.3.2.3.1. Adam Mueller, 3-23-1979--, the first of two children of John Michael Mueller and Karen McCall born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.2.3.2. Ryan Mueller, 3-29-1982--, the second of two children of John Michael Mueller and Karen McCall born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.2.4. Stephen Wayne Mueller, 1-18-1954--, the fourth of five children of James Mueller and Norma Meyers. Stephen Wayne Mueller married Gail Maxeiner on 6-1-1974. They have one child.

11.3.2.4.1. Stephanie Mueller, 8-4-1983--, born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.2.5. Patricia Jean Todd, nee Mueller, 1-23-1960--, the fifth of five children of James Mueller and Norma Meyers. Patricia Jean Mueller married George J. Todd on 12-30-1983.

11.3.3. Paul William Mueller, 3-22-1935--, the third of four children of Paul Adam Mueller and Rose Fohl. Paul William Mueller was born in Springfield, Illinois. Paul William Mueller married Judith G. Zehner on June 11, 1960, at St. Anthony's Church in Effingham, IL. Judy Mueller, nee Zehner, 4-6-1938--, was born in Effingham, IL. Her parents are Martin M. Zehner and Gertrude M. Willenborg. Judith is a nurse and Paul works for the U.S. Postal Service. Paul was in the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959. The family lives in Springfield, Illinois, They have four children, they are,

11.3.3.1. Martin Paul Mueller, 6-16-1962--, the first of four children of Paul William Mueller and Judith G. Zehner born in Springfield, IL. Martin Paul Mueller married Carolyn Ann Peska, 8-4-1963--, at Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom Catholic Church in Park Ridge, IL. on 9-2-1989. They live in Mt. Prospect, IL. They have one child.

11.3.3.1.1. Christine Emily Mueller, 6-22-2001--10-30-2005, born in Park Ridge, IL

11.3.3.1.2. Lauren Judith Mueller, 12-6-2004--, born in Arlington Heights, IL

11.3.3.2. Linda Marie Citrone, nee Mueller, 8-1-1963--, the second of four children of Paul William Mueller and Judith G. Zehner born in Springfield, IL. Linda Marie Mueller married Peter John Citrone Jr., 1-23-1960--, on 3-18-1989, in Cocca Beach, Fla. The family lived in Cocca Beach, Fla. and moved to Colorado Springs, CO. Linda Marie Mueller and Peter John Citrone Jr. have three children.

11.3.3.2.1. Zachary Adam Citrone, 8-11-1989--, the first of three children of Linda Marie Mueller and Peter John Citrone Jr. born in Melbourne, Fla.

11.3.3.2.2. Miranda Rose Citrone, 6-2-1992--, the second of three children of Linda Marie Mueller and Peter John Citrone Jr. born in Colorado Springs, Co.

11.3.3.2.3. Elias Peter Citrone, 5-31-1995--, the third of three children of Linda Marie Mueller and Peter John Citrone Jr. born in Colorado Springs, CO. Elias is known as Eli.

11.3.3.3. Paul Robert Mueller, 10-20-1965--, the third of four children of Paul William Mueller and Judith G. Zehner born in Springfield, IL. He lives there in 1993.

11.3.3.4. Teresa Marie Mueller, 5-3-1967--3-8-2008, the fourth of four children of Paul William Mueller and Judith G. Zehner born in Springfield, IL and died in Skokie, IL. On 9-30-2006 in Mt. Prospect, IL, Teresa M. Mueller married Scott Theodore Kovacic, 9-9-1957--, who was born in Downers Grove, IL. Theresa worked as a registered nurse at Evanston Northwestern Hospital in the congestive heart failure unit. Scott is employed by the Zebra Company in Chicago.

11.3.4. Robert John Mueller, 2-8-1938--, the fourth of four children of Paul Adam Mueller and Rose Fohl. On 11-21-1964, Robert John Mueller married Sarah Elizabeth Cox, 4-7-1944--, at the Holy Trinity Church in Stonington, IL. Sarah is known as Sally. Robert John Mueller and Sarah Elizabeth Cox have five children.

11.3.4.1. Jeffrey R. Mueller, 9-27-1965--, the first of five children of Robert John Mueller and Sarah Elizabeth Cox. Jeffrey R. Mueller married Julie Bodine on 8-22-1987. Jeffrey R. Mueller and Julie Bodine have three children.

11.3.4.1.1. Christopher A. Mueller, 3-22-1987--, the first of three children of Jeffrey R. Mueller and Julie Bodine born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.4.1.2. John Robert Mueller, 1-27-1991--3-2-1991, the second of three children of Jeffrey R. Mueller and Julie Bodine.

11.3.4.1.3. Chelsea Ann Mueller, 11-15-1991--, the third of three children of Jeffrey R. Mueller and Julie Bodine.

11.3.4.2. William John Mueller, 9-13-1966--, the second of five children of Robert John Mueller and Sarah Elizabeth Cox. William John Mueller married Maureen Mack, 11-14-1969--, on 9-13-1991 in Springfield, IL. William John Mueller and Maureen Mack have two children.

11.3.4.2.1. Jeremy Mueller, 3-1-1994--, the first of two children of William John Mueller and Maureen Mack

11.3.4.2.2. Joshua Thomas Mueller, 2-6-1996--, the first of two children of William John Mueller and Maureen Mack born in Springfield, IL.

11.3.4.3. Michael James Mueller, 9-13-1966--, the third of five children of Robert John Mueller and Sarah Elizabeth Cox born in Springfield, IL. On 4-13-1996, Michael James Mueller married Linda Kenney, 12-30-1958--. Michael James Mueller and Linda Kenney have the following two children.

11.3.4.3.1. Luke Almario Palomar Mueller, 4-30-1999--, the first of two children of Michael James Mueller and Linda Kenney born in Manilla, Philippines.

11.3.4.3.2. Ferlyn Galeste Mueller, 12-5-2001--, the second of two children of Michael James Mueller and Linda Kenney born in Cebu, Philippines.

11.3.4.4. Mark Joseph Mueller, 7-27-1971--, the fourth of five children of Robert John Mueller and Sarah Elizabeth Cox

11.3.4.5. Matthew David Mueller, 12-30-1978--, the fifth of five children of Robert John Mueller and Sarah Elizabeth Cox

11.4. Joseph Peter Mueller, 2-26-1902--5-12-1970, the fourth of five children of Elizabeth Blaies, 1872--1918, and John Mueller. On June 16, 1923, Joseph Peter Mueller married Mildred Muskoph, 3-6-1907--12-16-1984. Joseph Peter Mueller and Mildred Muskoph have two children.

11.4.1. Wilbur E. Mueller, 8-21-1926--1-5-1994, the first of two children of Joseph Peter Mueller married Mildred Muskoph born in Belleville, IL. Wilbur E. Mueller married Mae Bernice Weissert, 5-28-1928--, in Belleville, IL, on August 2, 1947. Wilbur retired from the Stag Brewery Company after 46 years. He is buried in Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL. Wilbur E. Mueller and Mae Bernice Weissert have two children.

11.4.1.1. Glen Joseph Mueller, 6-25-1952--, the first of two children of Wilbur E. Mueller and Mae Bernice Weissert. On 9-24-1972, Glen Joseph Mueller married Paula Graff. Glen Joseph Mueller and Paula Graff have three children.

11.4.1.1.1. Jeffery Mueller, 3-10-1973--, the first of three children of Glen Joseph Mueller and Paula Graff.

11.4.1.1.2. Jeremy Dale Mueller, 5-18-1981--, the second of three children of Glen Joseph Mueller and Paula Graff.

11.4.1.1.3. Jeannie Lynn Mueller, 10-17-1984--, the third of three children of Glen Joseph Mueller and Paula Graff.

11.4.1.2. Steven W. Mueller, 2-3-1956--, the second of two children of Wilbur E. Mueller and Mae Bernice Weissert. Steven W. Mueller married Geralyn Willmering, 10-8-1961--, on 3-7-1992 in Webster Groves, MO. Geralyn, known as Jerri was born in St. Louis, MO. They live in Baldwin, MO as of 2002 with their one son.

11.4.1.2.1. Brandon Christopher Mueller, 10-1-1994--, born in Webster Groves, MO.

11.4.2. Joseph J. Mueller, 12-27-1932--1-14-2016, the second of two children of Joseph Peter Mueller and Mildred Muskoph. On September 15, 1956, Joseph Mueller married Sharon E. Conner, 9-11-1936--, in Belleville. Joseph Mueller and Sharon E. Conner have three children.

11.4.2.1. Kim Marie Boswell, nee Mueller, 7-28-1957--, the first of three children of Joseph Mueller and Sharon E. Conner born in Belleville, IL. Kim Mueller married Roger Boswell in Belleville, IL. on 7-27-1979. Kim Mueller and Roger Boswell have two children.

11.4.2.1.1. Andrea Boswell, 12-6-1980--, the first of two children of Kim Mueller and Roger Boswell born on Scott Air Force Base near Belleville, IL.

11.4.2.1.2. Amanda Boswell, 12-16-1982--, the second of two children of Kim Mueller and Roger Boswell born in Tacoma, WA.

11.4.2.2. Marchelle Kassebaum, nee Mueller, 7-1-1959--, the second of three children of Joseph Mueller and Sharon E. Conner born in Belleville, IL. Marchelle Mueller married Andy Kassebaum Sr. on 3-14-1980. Marchelle Mueller and Andy Kassebaum Sr. have two children.

11.4.2.2.1. Andy Kassebaum Jr., 8-20-1981--, the first of two children of Marchelle Mueller and Andy Kassebaum Sr. born in Belleville, IL.

11.4.2.2.2. Amy Kassebaum, 7-9-1986--, the second of two children of Marchelle Mueller and Andy Kassebaum Sr. born in Belleville, IL.

11.4.2.3. Terry Joseph Mueller, 3-7-1970--, the third of three children of Joseph Mueller and Sharon E. Conner born in Belleville, IL. TerryMueller married Michelle Sharp, 2-22-1974--, on 9-24-1994 in Belleville, IL. Michelle was born in Belleville, IL.

11.5. Anna M. Feder, nee Mueller, 2-7-1907--10-24-1966, the fifth of five children born to Elizabeth Blaies, 1872--1918, and John Mueller. On May 8, 1929, Anna Mueller married Walter Feder, 7-3-1903--9-3-1970, in Belleville. Anna Mueller and Walter Feder had two children.

11.5.1. Helen E. Fitzgerald, nee Feder, 6-18-1930--, the first of two children of Anna Mueller and Walter Feder. Helen E. Feder married Hubert J. Fitzgerald, 7-15-1930--, at St. Luke's Church in Belleville on February 23, 1952. Hubert, born in Youngstown, Oh. is known as Jerry. Helen E. Feder and Hubert J. Fitzgerald have the following three children.

11.5.1.1. Gary William Fitzgerald, 12-31-1952--, the first of three children of Helen E. Feder and Hubert J. Fitzgerald born in Belleville, IL. Gary Fitzgerald married Karen Sue Bedwell on 11-4-1977. Gary Fitzgerald and Karen Sue Bedwell have two children.

11.5.1.1.1. Sara Catherine Fitzgerald, 4-25-1982--, the first of two children of Gary Fitzgerald and Karen Sue Bedwell born in Belleville, IL.

11.5.1.1.2. Suzanne Kathleen Fitzgerald, 3-17-1985--, the second of two children of Gary Fitzgerald and Karen Sue Bedwell born in Belleville, IL.

11.5.1.2. James Robert Fitzgerald, 6-25-1955--, the second of three children of Helen E. Feder and Hubert J. Fitzgerald born in Belleville, IL. James Fitzgerald married Nancy Klaas on 10-20-1979 in Collinsville, IL. James Fitzgerald and Nancy Klaas have the following three children.

11.5.1.2.1. Amy Lynn Fitzgerald, 12-4-1980--, the first of three children of James Fitzgerald and Nancy Klaas born in Edwardsville, IL.

11.5.1.2.2. David James Fitzgerald, 4-30-1984--, the second of three children of James Fitzgerald and Nancy Klaas born in Edwardsville, IL.

11.5.1.2.3. William H. Fitzgerald, 12-3-1989--, the third of three children of James Fitzgerald and Nancy Klaas born in Marysville, IL.

11.5.1.3. Linda Ann Schulte, nee Fitzgerald, 11-26-1960--, the third of three children of Helen E. Feder and Hubert J. Fitzgerald born in Belleville, IL. Linda married William L. Kish on 5-19-1984 in Belleville, IL. Linda then married Terry Schulte. Linda's two children are,

11.5.1.3.1. Thomas Scott Kish, 3-16-1987--, born in Belleville, IL.

11.5.1.3.2. Elizabeth R. Schulte, 3-15-1993--, born in Belleville, IL.

11.5.2. Mary Ann Michard, nee Feder, 1-5-1933--, born in Belleville, IL. Mary Anne Feder married Robert T. Michard, 8-26-1929--2-20-2001, on 9-22-1955, at St. Luke's Church in Belleville. Bob who was called Mitch died in Clearwater, FL and is buried at Green Mount Cemetery in Belleville, IL. Mary Ann lives in O'Fallon, IL. Mary Anne Feder and Robert Michard had two children.

11.5.2.1. Michael R. Michard, 10-6-1957--, the first of two children of Mary Anne Feder and Robert Michard born in Belleville, IL. Michael Michard married Pamela Klaas, 11-19-1967--, on 5-5-1990 in Collinsville, IL. Pamela was born in Collinsville, IL. They live in Washington, MO as of 1998. Michael Michard and Pamela Klaas have four children.

11.5.2.1.1. Julie Ann Michard, 6-8-1994--, the first of four children of Michael Michard and Pamela Klaas.

11.5.2.1.2. Melanie Amber Michard, 4-19-1996--, the second of four children of Michael Michard and Pamela Klaas.

11.5.2.1.3. Brian Michael Michard, 1998--, the third of four children of Michael Michard and Pamela Klaas.

11.5.2.1.4. Andrew Phillip Michard, 9-30-2001--, the fourth of four children of Michael Michard and Pamela Klaas.

11.5.2.2. Thomas P. Michard, 7-9-1959--, the second of two children of Mary Anne Feder and Robert Michard born in Belleville, IL. Thomas Michaed married Debra M. O'Dowd, 1-20-1959--, on 7-5-1986 in Crystal Beach, Fla. Debra was born in Belleville, IL. The family lived in Overland Park, KS. in 1993. They live in Myrtle Beach, SC as of 1998. Thomas Michaed and Debra M. O'Dowd have the following two children.

11.5.2.2.1. Samantha Michard, 4-16-1987--, the first of two children of Thomas Michaed and Debra M. O'Dowd born in Clearwater, FlL and has two daughters.

11.5.2.2.1.1.  Paris Michard, the first of two childen of Samantha Michard

11.5.2.2.1.2.  Jemma Michard, the second of two childen of Samantha Michard

11.5.2.2.1.3.  Unknown Michard, 4-2011--,  a son, expected in April, 2011

11.5.2.2.2. Shannon A. Michard, 3-3-1989--, the second of two children of Thomas Michaed and Debra M. O'Dowd born in Clearwater, Fla.

12. Joseph William Blaies I, 8-11-1874--5-4-1973, was the 12th of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender born in Mascoutah IL and died in Belleville, IL. Joseph's maternal uncle, Joseph Bender, 1828--1876, was his Baptismal Sponsor and also the brother of Theresia Bender. On 5-6-1903 in Belleville, IL, Joseph William Blaies I married Josephine Lautz, 2-17-1876--1-20-1937 who was born in Belleville, IL [photo left]. Josephine was one of three children and was also known as Josie. Josephine Lautz's father was Adam Lautz, c. 1848--7-21-1893, born in Darmstadt Hesse, Germany and died in IL.  Adam served in the US Army in the Civil War as a private in Company H, 149th IL Infantry which was organized at Camp Butler, IL and mustered in for 1 year on 2-11-1865.  The Regiment was moved Nashville, TN on 2-14-1865 and then to Chattanooga, TN.  It was attached to the Dept of Cumberland to July 1865, Dept of Georgia to January 1866. The Regiment lost 31 men by disease. Adam was a shoemaker. His father was also named Adam Lautz, c. 1823-->1860,  and was born in Darmstadt Hesse Germany and died in Fayetteville, IL.  This Adam was a brewer. Josephine's mother was Josephine Mueller, 12-16-1859--8-1-1921, who was born in Lorraine, France and died in St. Claire Co, IL. Joseph William Blaies I and Josephine Lautz's silver wedding anniversary in 1928 was written up in the Belleville newspaper. Joseph William Blaies I and Josephine Blaies, nee Lautz, are buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Joseph worked at St. Mary's Hospital well into his 90's. He put up a stiff fight when they tried to make him retire. He had a mustache and always had a smile especially when he was playing his player piano. All his life he loved to play cards, especially pinochle. He took his first plane ride when he was 95 years old. Joseph came to Columbus, Ohio with Ottilia Wuest for the wedding of his grandson, Joseph Adam Blaies in August 1969.

In 1913, Joseph had a dairy farm at 515 South First St. in Belleville, located very near St. Peter's Cathedral. They were the only milk cows left in town at the time. Joseph's nephew, Elmer Fries, 1901--, used to deliver milk to the neighbors. The Belleville Health Board once closed the dairy down. Family history states that it was because Joseph would not pay a bribe to the health inspectors. Joe used to delivery his milk in a one horse wagon. Joseph William Blaies I and Josephine Lautz had the following five children.  Photo below is of Joe. 





12.1. Joseph William Blaies II, 11-29-1904--1-26-1963, born in Belleville, the first of five children born to Joseph William Blaies I and Josephine Lautz. On 5-12-1929, Joseph married Magdalene Hermann, 1-12-1906--5-1996. Magdalene was the daughter of Fred Herrmann. Joseph is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, IL. Joseph Blaies II and Magdelene Mary Herrmann had the following three children.

12.1.1. Joseph William Blaies III, 9-10-1932--, the first of three children born to Joseph William Blaies II and Magdelene Herrmann. Joseph Blaies III married Margaret Ann Meyer, 4-15-1935--, on 7-10-1954. The family lives in Fairview Heights, IL. Joseph Blaies III and Margaret Ann Meyer have two children.

12.1.1.1. Patricia Jolene Chesley, nee Frauenfelder, nee Blaies, 5- 22-1955--, the first of two children of Joseph Blaies III and Margaret Ann Meyer. Patricia Jolene Blaies married Ronald Frauenfelder and had a daughter and son. Patricia then married Thomas Chesley on 11-23-1990.

12.1.1.1.1. Amanda Blaies Blecha, nee Chesley, 7-19-1979--, the first of two children of Patricia Jolene Blaies and Ronald Frauenfelder. On 12-12-2015, Amanda Blaies Chesley married Matthew John Biecha and has one child.

12.1.1.1.1.1.  Isabelle Blaies Blecha, 7-16-2016--, the first child of Amanda Blaies Chesley and Matthew John Biecha born in Chicago. IL.  

12.1.1.1.2. Clayton Adam Frauenfelder, 9-21-1981--, the second of two children of Patricia Jolene Blaies and Ronald Frauenfelder. On 6-14-2008, Clayton Adam Frauenfelder married Katheren Stiehl.  They have one child

12.1.1.1.2.1.  Gretchen Margaret Frauenfelder, 10-11-2013--,  the child of Clayton Adam Frauenfelder and Katheren Stiehl born in St. Louis, MO. 

12.1.1.2. Joseph William Blaies IV, 1-22-1958--, the second of two children of Joseph Blaies III and Margaret Ann Meyer. Joseph William Blaies IV was married to Terri Allan. Joseph William Blaies IV and Terri Allan have two children.

12.1.1.2.1. Joel Michael Blaies, 3-17-1984--, the first of two children of Joseph Blaies IV and Terri Allan. On 7-6-2008 in Bali, Indonesia, Joel Michael Blaies  married Yenny Wijaya, 8-31-1985--,  and have two children.

12.1.1.2.1.1.  Amelie Elyana Blaies, 7-12-2012--, the first child of Joel Michael Blaies and Yenny Wijaya born in Maryville, IL  Amelie Elyana Blaies has a daughter.

12.1.1.2.1.2.  Zoe Evavgeline Blaies, 4-19-2016--, the second child of Joel Michael Blaies and Yenny Wijaya born in Maryville, IL 

12.1.1.2.2. Lauren Nicole Randazzo, nee Blaies, 5-21-1988--, the second of two children of Joseph Blaies IV and Terri Allan.  Lauren Nicole Blaies married Anthony Michael Randazzo and have one child.

12.1.1.2.2.1.  Blaine Michael Randazzo, 6-8-2015--, the child of Lauren Nicole Blaies and Anthony Michael Randazzo

12.1.2. Robert Fred Blaies, 3-14-1934--, the second of three children born to Joseph William Blaies II and Magdelene Herrmann. On 6-14-1958, Robert Blaies married Carol Ann Goetzman, 11-21-1935--. Robert Blaies and Carol Ann Goetzman had four children.

12.1.2.1. Gregory Robert Blaies, 1-10-1960--, the first of four children of Robert Blaies and Carol Ann Goetzman. On 6-28-1986, Gregory Robert Blaies married Tracey LaFore and had one child.  On 5-30-1995, Gregory Robert Blaies married Marcia L. Foster, nee Jensen.

12.1.2.1.1. Brittany Megan Peterien, nee Blaies, 7-2-1987--, the first of two children of Gregory Robert Blaies and Tracey LaFore.  On 9-11-2010, Brittany Megan Blaies married Mike Peterien and have two children.

12.1.2.1.1.1. Aubrey Lynn Peterien, 11-4-2011--, the first of two children of Brittany Megan Blaies and Mike Peterien

12.1.2.1.1.2. Hannah Marie  Peterien, 5-11-2015--, the second of two children of Brittany Megan Blaies and Mike Peterien

12.1.2.1.2. Emily Wetzel, nee Foster, the second child of Marcia L. Foster and Gregory Robert Blaies.  On 11-2011, Emily Foster married Ryan Wetzel.  They have one child.

12.1.2.1.2.1.  Luke William Wetzel, 9-3-2012--, the child of Emily Foster and Ryan Wetzel

12.1.2.2. Susan Lynn Etherton, nee Blaies, 12-13-1961--, the second of four children of Robert Blaies and Carol Ann Goetzman. Susan Lynn Blaies married Douglas Lynn Etherton, 5-21-1956--, on 6-25-1983. Susan Lynn Blaies and Douglas Lynn Etherton have two children.

12.1.2.2.1. Lindsey Nicole McCormick, nee Etherton, 1-18-1986--, the first of two children of Susan Lynn Blaies and Douglas Lynn Etherton.  On 10-18-2008 in Bloomington, IL, Lindsey Nicole Etherton married Brian M. McCormick.  They have one child.

12.1.2.2.1.1.  Garrett Michael McCormick, 3-29-2012--, the first child of Lindsey Nicole Etherton and Brian M. McCormick

12.1.2.2.1.1.  Brooklyn Nicole McCormick, 5-22-2015--, the second child of Lindsey Nicole Etherton and Brian M. McCormick

12.1.2.2.2. Katelyn Marie Etherton, 3-11-1995--, the second of two children of Susan Lynn Blaies and Douglas Lynn Etherton

12.1.2.3. Michelle Miller, nee Blaies, 2-10-1965--, the third of four children of Robert Blaies and Carol Ann Goetzman. Michelle Blaies married Dwayne Allen McQuade, 3-18-1964--, on 10-26-1990. Michelle who is known as Shelley and Dwayne had one child. On 8-3-1996, Shelley married Christopher Ray Miller, took the name of Michelle Blaies Miller and had a son.

12.1.2.3.1. Zachary Robert Blaies, 11-4-1992--, the first of two children of Michelle Blaies and the only child by Dwayne Allen McQuade born in Belleville, IL.

12.1.2.3.2. Mason Alexander Miller, 11-26-1997--, the second of two children of Michelle Blaies and the only child by Christopher Ray Miller.

12.1.2.4. Jeffrey Todd Blaies, 1-25-1967--, the fourth of four children of Robert Blaies and Carol Ann Goetzman. Jeffrey Todd Blaies graduated in May 1990, from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jeffery Blaies married Shelly Marie Schuler, 11-7-1966--, on 9-27-1997. Jeffery Blaies and Shelly Marie Schuler have two children.

12.1.2.4.1. Lydia Lucille Blaies, 4-30-2000--, the first of two children of Jeffery Blaies and Shelly Marie Schuler

12.1.2.4.2. Natalie Marie Blaies, 8-6-2001--, the second of two children of Jeffery Blaies and Shelly Marie Schuler

12.1.3. James Raymond Blaies, 6-29-1936--, the third of three children born in St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis, IL to Joseph William Blaies II and Magdelene Herrmann. James Raymond Blaies married Patricia Ann Prokopf, 8-14-1938--, on July 7, 1956 in St. Lawrence Church in Muncie, Ind. Patricia Ann Blaies, nee Prokopf was born in East St. Louis, IL. Jim is now a retired carpenter. The family lives in Trenton, IL. James Raymond Blaies and Patricia Ann Prokopf had three children.

12.1.3.1. Catherine Diane Blaies, 5-15-1957--, the first of three children of James Raymond Blaies and Patricia Ann Prokopf born in Edenton, NC and lives in Wichita, KA.

12.1.3.2. James Michael Blaies, 2-15-1959--, the second of three children of James Raymond Blaies and Patricia Ann Prokopf born in Muncie, Ind. James Michael Blaies married Denise Odom. James had three children. James Michael Blaies and Denise Odom had a daughter,

12.1.3.2.1. Jennifer Parr, nee Blaies, 1-14-1979--, the first of three children of James Michael Blaies and the only one by Denise Odom born in Belleville, IL. Jennifer Blaies married Bennie Parr and had a daughter. They live in Belleville, IL.

12.1.3.2.1.1. Madison Lynn Parr, 5-25-2002--,

James then married Mary Winter on 10-5-1985 and had two boys. The family lives in Freeburg, IL.

12.1.3.2.2. Bradley Michael Blaies, 8-12-1986--, the second of three children of James Michael Blaies and the first of two by Mary Winter.

12.1.3.2.3. Daniel Joseph Blaies, 6-13-1989--, the third of three children of James Michael Blaies and the second of two by Mary Winter.

12.1.3.3. Mark Allen Blaies, 10-17-1961--1-13-1993, the third of three children of James Raymond Blaies and Patricia Ann Prokopf born in Muncie, Ind. Mark died in St. Louis, MO and is buried in Lake View Memorial Cemetery in Fairview Heights, IL.

12.2. Adam Paul Blaies, 3-8-1907--12-25-1969, was the second of five children born to Joseph William Blaies I and Josephine Lautz. He was born in Belleville, IL, on March 8, 1907, and was baptized at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, IL. on March 24, 1907. His sponsors were Margaret Guenther and Adam Lautz. Adam attended St. Peter's Cathedral Grade School and at the time they only spoke German in school.

Adam worked for a while in Milwaukee, Wisc. and later at United Motors Co. in St. Louis, MO. Some time later he went to work for the Whittney Automotive Service in Hannibal, MO. It was in Hannibal, MO that Adam met Alice Leona Redden, 6-14-1906--4-10-1987.

On 11-20-1927, Adam married Alice Leona Redden, 6-14-1906--4-10-1987, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hannibal, Missouri. Father D. F. Sullivan was the priest that married them. The witnesses were Adam's brother-in-law, Charles Frank Redden and his wife Stella Redden. Alice was a telephone operator for Missouri Bell Telephone Co.

Later the family moved to St. Louis, MO where daughters, Betty Jane, a still born girl and Mary Ann were born. After this they returned to Hannibal to live where Charles Edward, William Paul and Dorothy Jean were born.

When WW II started, Adam accepted a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Columbus General Depot in Columbus, Ohio.

The trip from Hannibal to Columbus was very exciting. The family left Hannibal early Monday morning, April 22, 1943, Mom, Dad and four kids in a 1932 Chevrolet 4 door sedan. They took highway US 36 East out of Hannibal and drove to Jacksonville, Illinois where they took their first stop for lunch. They then drove on to Decatur, IL. where they stayed overnight in a downtown hotel.

The next day, they drove on to Columbus. During the War the speed limit was 35 mph so it took us quite a while to drive the approximate 500 miles to Columbus. At that time, US 36 was the only way to get from Hannibal to Columbus, a two lane highway all the way to Indianapolis, Indiana and then US 40, another two lane highway to Columbus.

In 1943, this was quite a trip, with no air conditioning and going through every little town and stopping at every red light along the way.

The family arrived in Columbus to find that their moving truck was still back in St. Louis with a broken axle. The family had to sleep on the hard wood floors for two nights while the furniture came from St. Louis. The new house was a large 3 bedroom with a fire place and full basement. The house cost an unheard of $6,000.

Adam continued to work for the Government until he retired in October 1963. In this job he traveled all over the U.S. and Alaska. He died on Christmas day, December 25, 1969, at St. Anthony Hospital in Columbus, Oh. He had suffered from Emphysema for over 20 years.

Adam Blaies and his wife Alice Redden are buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Columbus, Oh. Adam Blaies and Alice Redden had seven children.

12.2.1. Betty Jane Blaies, 11-19-1928--5-22-1931, born in St. Louis, MO, the first of seven children of Adam Paul Blaies and Alice Leona Redden. Betty is buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in her Great Grandmother Lautz's grave.

12.2.2. Unnamed Blaies, 1-13-1931--, a daughter born in St. Louis, MO. that died at birth. The second of seven children of Adam Paul Blaies and Alice Leona Redden.

12.2.3. Mary Ann Populus, nee Stamm, nee Blaies, 12-9-1931--1-30-1985, born in St. Louis, MO. The third of seven children of Adam Paul Blaies and Alice Leona Redden. Mary Ann Blaies married Charles Paul Stamm at St. Thomas' Catholic Church in Columbus, Oh. in 1949. They had four children, all born in Columbus, Oh. Mary Ann divorced Charles Stamm in 1962 and then married Charles Anthony Populus in 1966. They had one daughter. When she died, Mary Ann was cremated and her ashes were scattered over Blacklick Park in Columbus, Oh. Mary Ann Blaies had five children, four by Charles Stamm and one by Charles Anthony Populus.

12.2.3.1. Michelle Marie Acquista, nee Stamm, 11-1-1950--, first of five children of Mary Ann Blaies and the first of four by Charles Stamm. Michelle Marie Stamm married Ronald Meinen at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Columbus, Oh. in 1969. Their two children are below. Michelle divorced Ron in 1979, and married Donald Acquista in 1982 in Blacklick Park in Columbus, Oh. Don had two children by a previous marriage.

12.2.3.1.1. Maryann Lea Meinen, 5-6-1974--, the first of two children of Michelle Marie Stamm and Ronald Meinen born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.3.1.2. Elizabeth Ann Meinen, 2-10-1977--, the second of two children of Michelle Marie Stamm and Ronald Meinen born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.3.1.3. Anthony Acquista,

12.2.3.1.4. Gina Acquista,

12.2.3.2. Charlene Ann Reynolds, nee Stamm, 9-22-1952--, second of five children of Mary Ann Blaies and the second of four by Charles Stamm. Charlene Ann Stamm married John Huber at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in 1974 and had one child. Charlene divorced John Huber in 1977, and married Mark Gregory Reynolds, 8-31-1960--, in 8-1988, at Inniswood Park in Westerville, Oh. Mark Reynolds had a daughter from a previous marriage.

12.2.3.2.1. Jessica Renee Huber, 3-16-1983--, the only child of Charlene Ann Stamm and John Huber born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.3.2.2. Laura Ann Reynolds, 10-20-1984--,

12.2.3.3. Charles Kenneth Stamm, 8-12-1954--, third of five children of Mary Ann Blaies and the third of four by Charles Stamm. Charles Kenneth Stamm married Debora Lee Bergman, 4-16-1955--7-30-1997, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Columbus, Oh in 1971. Charles Kenneth Stamm and Debora Lee Bergman had two children.

12.2.3.3.1. Charles Lee Stamm, 1-7-1972--, the first of two children of Charles Kenneth Stamm and Debora Lee Bergman born in Columbus, OH. Charles Lee Stamm married a woman by the name of Carrie in 1995.

12.2.3.3.2. Tracy Lynn Stamm, 5-6-1974--, the second of two children of Charles Kenneth Stamm and Debora Lee Bergman born in Columbus, OH. and moved to NY in 1996.

12.2.3.4. Patrice Renee Falls, nee Stamm, 12-22-1958--, the fourth of five children of Mary Ann Blaies and the fourth of four by Charles Stamm. Patrice Renee Stamm married Rick McAffee in 1976, in the Columbus, Oh. courthouse. They had two children. Patrice divorced Rick McAffee in 1978. In 1988, Patrice Renee Stamm married Mark Falls and lives in Whitehall, Oh. in 1991.

12.2.3.4.1. Bradley Kenneth McAffee, 9-13-1976--, the first of two children of Patrice Renee Stamm and Rick McAffee born in Colorado Springs, Co.

12.2.3.4.2. Mark Anthony McAffee, 9-3-1977--, the second of two children of Patrice Renee Stamm and Rick McAffee born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.3.5. Sandra Denise Kirkland, nee Populus, 2- 25-1968--, the fifth of five children of Mary Ann Blaies and the only child by Charles Populus. Sandra Denise Populus married Robert Alan Kirkland, 5-24-1969--, in 1989, at the courthouse in Columbus, Oh. Sandra Denise Populus and Robert Alan Kirkland have three children.

12.2.3.5.1. Denise Elizabeth Kirkland, 10-26-1989--, the first of three children of Sandra Denise Populus and Robert Alan Kirkland.

12.2.3.5.2. Chelsea Renee Kirkland, 3-11-1992--, the second of three children of Sandra Denise Populus and Robert Alan Kirkland born in Columbus, Ohio.

12.2.3.5.3.  Faith Kirkland,  the third of three children of Sandra Denise Populus and Robert Alan Kirkland

12.2.4. Charles Edward Anthony Blaies, 1-14-1934--11-17-1994, was born on January 14, 1934, the fourth of seven children of Adam Paul Blaies and Alice Leona Redden. Charles was born at the family home at 423 N 4th St. in Hannibal, MO.

Charles was baptized on January 28, 1934, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and his sponsors were Jack Maller and Mildred Cramer, the priest was Reverend D. F. Sullivan. He attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School for grades one through three. He made his First Communion at the Blessed Sacrament Church on May 3, 1942.

On April 23, 1943, the whole Blaies family moved from Hannibal, MO to Columbus, Ohio., where Charles attended St. Augustine's School until the seventh grade. The family moved to East Columbus where Charles finished Grade School at St. Thomas the Apostle School. In 1948, Charles started High School at Holy Rosary and graduated from there in 1952.

During the Korean War Charles served on active duty with the Naval Reserve. After the Navy, Charles joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at seven different bases in the United States, one base in Japan, and spent one and a half years in Korea. After Korea, Charles returned to the United States and spent time at two more bases before being discharged.

After his discharge from the Army, Charles took a job with a US Government contractor to build an Air Base and Missile Tracking Station on Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands.

From the Marshall Islands, Charles went on to work at the Marion Engineering Depot in Marion, Ohio, where he met and married Esther Marie Troiano, 9-22-1938--, on 4-22-1961, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newark, Oh.

Charles then transferred to the US Defense Construction Supply Center (the old Columbus Depot) in Columbus, Oh. where he worked for the Federal Government until his retirement in 1987.

Since retirement, Charles did volunteer work for the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Meals on Wheels and had a very enjoyable part time job of babysitting his grandson, Brian.

The family lives in Gahanna, Ohio. Charles Edward Blaies and Esther Marie Troiano had the following three children.

12.2.4.1. Thomas Richard Blaies, 6-10-1962--, the first of three children of Charles Edward Blaies and Esther Marie Troiano born in Columbus, OH. Thomas Richard Blaies married Brenda Marie Hennosy, 9-23-1960--, at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Lancaster, Oh., in 1985. They live in Pickerington, Ohio. Thomas works for IBM. Thomas is now married to Cathy, surname unknown.  Thomas Richard Blaies and Brenda Marie Hennosy had the following two children.

12.2.4.1.1. Brian Thomas Blaies, 10-5-1988--, the first of two children of Thomas Richard Blaies and Brenda Marie Hennosy born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.4.1.2. Kathryn Nicole Blaies, 11-8-1991--, the second of two children of Thomas Richard Blaies and Brenda Marie Hennosy born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.4.2. Sharon Ren'ee Fridley, nee Blaies, 10-10-1965--, the second of three children of Charles Edward Blaies and Esther Marie Troiano born in Columbus, Oh. Sharon graduated in December 1990, from Ohio Dominican College with a BA in Secondary Education, majoring in English. Sharon Blaies married Stephen James Fridley on 7-23-1994. Sharon Blaies and Stephen James Fridley have three children.

12.2.4.2.1. Adam Matthew Fridley, 7-25-1996--, the first of three children of Sharon Blaies and Stephen James Fridley.

12.2.4.2.2. Erin Taylor Fridley, 2-6-2000--, the second of three children of Sharon Blaies and Stephen James Fridley.

12.2.4.2.3.   Kristin Fridley, the third of three children of Sharon Blaies and Stephen James Fridley.

12.2.4.3. Karen Sue Fitch, nee Blaies, 11-6-1970--, the third of three children of Charles Edward Blaies and Esther Marie Troiano born in Columbus, Oh. Graduated in July 1990, from Technology Education Center as a certified travel agent and is employed by Voyager Travel Agency in 1991. Karen Sue Blaies married Timothy Lee Fitch, 12-19-1966--, on 6-1-1991, at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Gahanna, Oh. Karen Sue Blaies and Timothy Lee Fitch have two children.

12.2.4.3.1. Tyler Logan Fitch, 8-15-1992--, the first of two children of Karen Sue Blaies and Timothy Lee Fitch born at St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio at 1:05 PM. He weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. and was 20 inches long.  Tyler has a daughter.

12.2.4.3.1.1.  Emmy Marie Fitch, 11-2011--,

12.2.4.3.2. Justine Marie Fitch, 1-19-1994--, the second of two children of Karen Sue Blaies and Timothy Lee Fitch born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.5. William Paul Blaies, 1-24-1935--, born in Hannibal, MO. The fifth of seven children of Adam Paul Blaies and Alice Leona Redden. William Paul Blaies married Marilyn Ren'ee Poss, 1-22-1936--10-31-1987, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Columbus, Oh. in 1956. Marilyn is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Columbus, Oh. William Paul Blaies and Marilyn Ren'ee Poss had six children.

12.2.5.1. William Harvey Blaies, 2-5-1957--12-13-1958, the first of six children of William Paul Blaies and Marilyn Ren'ee Poss buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.5.2. Kenneth Ramon Blaies Sr., 11-14-1958--, the second of six children of William Paul Blaies and Marilyn Ren'ee Poss born in Columbus, Oh. Kenneth Ramon Blaies Sr. married Susan Denise Walker in 1983. Susan had a daughter from a previous marriage. Susan and Ken have the following three children.

12.2.5.2.1.
Melissa Elaine Saxton, nee Blaies, 2-1-1976--, the first of three children of Kenneth Ramon Blaies Sr. and Susan Denise Walker born in Columbus, Oh.  In Jamaica, Melissa Elaine Blaies married Eric Saxton, and have one son.

12.2.5.2.1.1.  Samuel Bklaies Saxton, 11-3-1997--, the son of Melissa Elaine Blaies and Eric Saxton

12.2.5.2.2. Kenneth Ramon Blaies Jr., 3-23-1984--, the second of three children of Kenneth Ramon Blaies Sr. and Susan Denise Walker born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.5.2.3. Corey Scott Blaies, 7-27-1989--, the third of three children of Kenneth Ramon Blaies Sr. and Susan Denise Walker born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.5.3. Daniel Joseph Blaies, 2-13-1960--, the third of six children of William Paul Blaies and Marilyn Ren'ee Poss born in Columbus, Oh. In 1989, Daniel married Kimberly Lee Montgomery, 1-6-1953--, at the Mayor's office in Gahanna, Oh. Kim had a daughter from a previous marriage.

12.2.5.3.1. Melissa Lynn Montgomery, 12-19-1974--,

12.2.5.4. Mary Jean Stace, nee Blaies, 2-1-1961--, the fourth of six children of William Paul Blaies and Marilyn Ren'ee Poss born in Columbus, Oh. Mary Jean Blaies married Stephen Stace in 1979 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Gahanna, Oh. Sometime later, Mary Jean and Stephen were divorced. Mary has the following three children.

12.2.5.4.1. Stephen Michael Stace, 8-23-1980--, the first of three children of Mary Jean Blaies and Stephen Stace born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.5.4.2. Brian Michael Stace, 5-15-1983--, the second of three children of Mary Jean Blaies and Stephen Stace born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.5.4.3. Megan Ren'ee Blaies, 5-19-1989--, the third of three children of Mary Jean Blaies and Stephen Stace born in Columbus, Oh.

12.2.5.5. Robert Adam Blaies, 1-3-1962--, the fifth of six children of William Paul Blaies and Marilyn Ren'ee Poss born in Columbus, Oh. Robert Adam Blaies married Sherri Lynn Bartow, 1969--, in Columbus, OH. Robert Adam Blaies and Sherri Lynn Bartow had two sons.

12.2.5.5.1. Jason Robert Blaies, 12-21-1992--, the first of two children of Robert Adam Blaies and Sherri Lynn Bartow born at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

12.2.5.5.2. Justin Adam Blaies, 3-25-1995--, the second of two children of Robert Adam Blaies and Sherri Lynn Bartow born at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

12.2.5.6. Harvey William Blaies, 4-20-1965--, the sixth of six children of William Paul Blaies and Marilyn Ren'ee Poss born in Columbus, Oh. Harvey William Blaies married Denise Bowen on 3-17-1991 at the Heavens Corner Church of Christ in Blacklick, Oh. Harvey William Blaies and Denise Bowen have two children.

12.2.5.6.1. Kaitlyn Suzanne Blaies, 10-17-1992--, the first of two children of Harvey William Blaies and Denise Bowen born in Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

12.2.5.6.2. Jessica Nicole Blaies, 11-6-1995--, the second of two children of Harvey William Blaies and Denise Bowen born in Columbus, OH.

Harvey and Denise were divorced in January 1998. Harvey William Blaies then married Jodie Carol Hritz, nee Ryan on 6-12-1999. Jodie's two children are Harvey's step daughters. They are,

12.2.5.6.3. Jayna Leigh Hritz, 10-22-1993--,

12.2.5.6.4. Justine Alexandra Hritz, 11-2-1994--,

12.2.6. Dorothy Jean Collinsworth, nee Blaies, 2-16-1937--, the sixth of seven children of Adam Paul Blaies and Alice Leona Redden born in Hannibal, MO. Dorothy Jean Blaies married Thomas Collinsworth Jr., 9-20-1933--7-11-2000, at St. Thomas' Catholic Church in Columbus, Oh., in 1955. Dorothy Collinsworth (Blaies) and Tom Collinsworth met at a Dary Isle. She lived in the city and he lived in the ocuntry. He was a US Navy Veteran. She worked at a bank. They raised five children together. Their 2 boys were born in Columbus Ohio. Their three girls were born in Youngstown, OH. This was due to the fact that they traveled back and forth for so many years with Tom's work as a boilermaker. Until they finally settled in Youngstown, OH. Tom worked as a boilermaker until he retired in 1993. They spent several winters in Florida where they enjoyed golfing and watching the sun set. Dorothy is active in St. Brendans Alter and Rosary Association. She also attends Hospice meetings and spends days at the Body Works Health Spa. Dorothy Jean Blaies and Thomas Collinsworth Jr. have five children.

12.2.6.1. David Anthony Collinsworth, 6-28-1956--, the first of five children of Dorothy Jean Blaies and Thomas Collinsworth Jr. born in Columbus, Oh. David Anthony Collinsworth married Terri Diane Nyers, 6-5-1957--, in 1976, at St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Youngstown, Oh. David is a boilermaker. Terri works at a Nursing Home. David Anthony Collinsworth and Terri Diane Nyers have the following four children.

12.2.6.1.1. Tiffany Ann Esmat, nee Collinsworth, 9-1-1980--, the first of four children of David Anthony Collinsworth and Terri Diane Nyers born in Geneva, Oh.  On 7-19-2009, Tiffany Ann Collinsworth married Adam Esmat and have one child. 

12.2.6.1.1.1.  Ethan Esmat, 10-26-2015--, the son of Tiffany Ann Collinsworth and Adam Esmat

12.2.6.1.2. Ashley Marie Collinsworth, 9-12-1982--, the second of four children of David Anthony Collinsworth and Terri Diane Nyers born in Geneva, Oh.  Ashley Marie Collinsworth has two children.

12.2.6.1.2.1.  Madilyn Collinsworth, 6-2007--, the first of two children of Ashley Marie Collinsworth

12.2.6.1.2.2. Brynlee Collinsworth, 8-31-2015--, the second of two children of Ashley Marie Collinsworth

12.2.6.1.3. Thomas Adam Collinsworth, 4-22-1985--, the third of four children of David Anthony Collinsworth and Terri Diane Nyers born in Geneva, Oh.

12.2.6.1.4. David Anthony Collinsworth Jr., 6-8-1986--, the fourth of four children of David Anthony Collinsworth and Terri Diane Nyers born in Geneva, Oh.

12.2.6.2. Donna Jean Viglio, nee Collinsworth, 7-26-1959--, the second of five children of Dorothy Jean Blaies and Thomas Collinsworth Jr. born in Youngstown, Oh. In 1985, Donna Jean Collinsworth married Michael Joseph Viglio, 7-17-1957--, at St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Youngstown, Oh. Donna met her husband Michael at a resturant called Michangelo's. He works for FedEx. She works at a preschool. She is a member of the St Matthias Home and School Association. They have the following three children.

12.2.6.2.1. Malleri Jean Viglio, 5-6-1987--, the first of three children of Donna Jean Collinsworth married Michael Joseph Viglio born in Youngstown, Oh.

12.2.6.2.2. Michael Thomas Viglio, 1-31-1992--, the second of three children of Donna Jean Collinsworth married Michael Joseph Viglio born in Youngstown, Ohio.

12.2.6.2.3. Alexander Joseph Viglio, 7-31-1993--, the third of three children of Donna Jean Collinsworth married Michael Joseph Viglio born in Youngstown, Ohio.

12.2.6.3. Stephen Michael Collinsworth, 11-8-1960--, the third of five children of Dorothy Jean Blaies and Thomas Collinsworth Jr. born in Columbus, Oh. In 1983, Stephen Michael Collinsworth married Jeanette Marie Lawerence, 1-10-1961--, at the Chapel of Friendly Bells in Youngstown, Oh. Steve is a boilermaker like his father. His wife Jeanette is a nurse. Stephen Michael Collinsworth and Jeanette Marie Lawerence have three children.

12.2.6.3.1. Brian James Collinsworth, 3-15-1978--11-16-1994, the first of three children of Stephen Michael Collinsworth and Jeanette Marie Lawerence born and died in Youngstown, Oh.

12.2.6.3.2. Melissa Marie Collinsworth, 1-23-1985--, the second of three children of Stephen Michael Collinsworth and Jeanette Marie Lawerence born in Youngstown, Oh. Melissa had a daughter,

12.2.6.3.2.1. Mariah Eileen Harrison, 7-4-2002--,

12.2.6.3.3. Brittani Nichole Collinsworth, 10-27-1986--, the third of three children of Stephen Michael Collinsworth and Jeanette Marie Lawerence born in Youngstown, Oh.

12.2.6.4. Janice Faye Burd, nee Hunt, nee Collinsworth, 4-24-1965--, the fourth of five children of Dorothy Jean Blaies and Thomas Collinsworth Jr. born in Youngstown, Oh. In 1988, Janice Faye Collinsworth married James Hunt at St. James' Chapel in Boardman Park in Youngstown, Oh. James Hunt had a child from a previous marriage. Janice Faye Collinsworth and James Hunt were divorced in 1989. Janice Faye Collinsworth married Brad Burd on 9-29-1997 in Las Vegas, NV. Brad has two children from a previous marriage. Janice has worked for a printing company since graduation from high school. Janice's children are,

12.2.6.4.1. Joshua Hunt, 9-16-1983--,

12.2.6.4.2. Justin Ryan Hunt, 7-4-1989--, born in Youngstown, Oh.

12.2.6.4.3. Jacqueline Marie Angelo, 12-11-1991--, born in Youngstown, Ohio. The daughter of Robert Angelo and Janice Hunt.

12.2.6.4.4. Brandon Vance Burd, 1-23-1989--,

12.2.6.4.5. Jordan Tamara Burd, 9-21-1996--,

12.2.6.5. Brenda Sue Brose, nee Collinsworth, 4-11-1967--, the fifth of five children of Dorothy Jean Blaies and Thomas Collinsworth Jr. born in Youngstown, Oh. Brenda Sue Collinsworth graduated in December 1990 from Youngstown State University with a BA degree in Social Work. Brenda is a Social Worker working at a nursing home.  On 10-24-2009, Brenda Sue Collinsworth married Robert Brose.

12.2.7. Joseph Adam Blaies, 8-18-1947--, the seventh of seven children of Adam Paul Blaies and Alice Leona Redden born in Columbus, Oh. He was married in August of 1969, to Sally Lynn Huntsberry at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Columbus, Oh. They were divorced in 1985.

12.3. William Paul Blaies, the third of five children born to Joseph William Blaies I and Josephine Lautz. William Paul Blaies died very young and may be buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Belleville, IL. according to Ottilla Wuest.

12.4. Loretta Elizabeth Biekert, nee Blaies, 1-19-1909--3-2000, the fourth of five children born to Joseph William Blaies I and Josephine Lautz. Loretta Elizabeth Blaies married William Adam Biekert, 2-3-1905--, on 11-28-1929. William was born in Colby, KS. The family lives in Belleville. Loretta Elizabeth Blaies and William Adam Biekert had one child,

12.4.1. William Joseph Biekert, 2-2-1933--12-17-1981, the first and only child of Loretta Elizabeth Blaies and William Adam Biekert. On 4-21-1959, William Joseph Biekert married Jean Marie Dulle, 7-15-1930--. William Joseph Biekert is buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Belleville, IL. Jean Marie Dulle lives in Belleville, IL. as of 1991. William Joseph Biekert and Jean Marie Dulle six children are,

12.4.1.1. Glenn William Biekert, 6-3-1960--, the first of six children of William Joseph Biekert and Jean Marie Dulle. Glenn William Biekert married Karen Lee Vahlkamp on 5-18-1981 and lives in New Baden, IL, and have two children,

12.4.1.1.1. Diane Marie Kaiser, nee Biekert, 5-17-1982--, the first of two children of Glenn William Biekert and Karen Lee Vahlkamp.  Diane Marie Biekert married Dave Kaiser and have two children.

12.4.1.1.1.1.  Colae Kaiser, the first of two children of Diane Marie Biekert and Dave Kaiser

12.4.1.1.1.2.  Kayda Kaiser, the second of two children of Diane Marie Biekert and Dave Kaiser

12.4.1.1.2. Craig William Biekert, 9-19-1984--1-20-2002, the second of two children of Glenn William Biekert and Karen Lee Vahlkamp

12.4.1.2. Thomas Joseph Biekert, 10-30-1961--1-19-2017, the second of six children of William Joseph Biekert and Jean Marie Dulle.  Thomas attended Belleville East HS and a member of St. Teresa CC in Belleville. 

12.4.1.3. Kenneth Gerard Biekert, 3-4-1963--, the third of six children of William Joseph Biekert and Jean Marie Dulle. Kenneth Gerard Biekert married Debra Ann Mueller, 6-9-1962--, on 11-3-1990. Kenneth Gerard Biekert and Debra Ann Mueller of Freeburg, IL and have two children,

12.4.1.3.1. Shawn William Biekert, 4-20-1992--, the first of two children of Kenneth Gerard Biekert and Debra Ann Mueller

12.4.1.3.2. Alex Christopher Biekert, 4-25-1995--, the second of two children of Kenneth Gerard Biekert and Debra Ann Mueller.

12.4.1.4. Matthew John Biekert, 9-18-1964--, the fourth of six children of William Joseph Biekert and Jean Marie Dulle and the twin to Mark. Matthew John Biekert married Denise Jean Ambry, 9-23-1965--, on 9-20-1990 and live in Shiloh, IL. Matthew John Biekert and Denise Jean Ambry have two children.

12.4.1.4.1. Andrew David Biekert, 5-24-1993--, the first of two children of Matthew John Biekert and Denise Jean Ambry.

12.4.1.4.2. Adam Biekert, the second of two children of Matthew John Biekert and Denise Jean Ambry.

12.4.1.5. Mark Allen Biekert, 9-18-1964--, the fifth of six children of William Joseph Biekert and Jean Marie Dulle and the twin to Matt. Mark Allen Biekert married Joan Annette Scheibel, 6-1-1962--, on 9-19-1987 and live in Smithton, IL. Mark Allen Biekert and Joan Annette Scheibel have two children.

12.4.1.5.1. Annette Kathryn Middendorf, nee  Biekert, 2-20-1988--, the first of two children of Mark Allen Biekert and Joan Annette Scheibel.  Annette Kathryn Biekert married Tony Middendorf.

12.4.1.5.2. Abigail Clare Biekert, 4-5-1993--, the second of two children of Mark Allen Biekert and Joan Annette Scheibel

12.4.1.6. William David Biekert, 9-10-1968--, the sixth of six children of William Joseph Biekert and Jean Marie Dulle. William David Biekert lives in Michigan

12.5. Ottilia Laura Wuest, nee Blaies, 9-17-1910--12-12-2009, the fifth of five children born to Joseph William Blaies I and Josephine Lautzborn and died in Belleville, IL. The funeral mass was at St. Peter's said by Father Don Blaes and assisted by Deacon Don Deitz. Ottilia was buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Belleville, IL. Ottilia or Tillie as she was known enjoyed helping her father delievering milk in their horse drawn carriage.  As a young woman Tillie worked at the vey busy resturant in the Belleville Hotel.  Later she was employed as a realtor in the Renhoff agency and was instrumental in organizing Belleville's first woman realtor group.  She continued to be an excellent cook, baker and homemaker.  Mrs. Wuest was also involved in church and community organizations such as the Cathedral Perpetual Help Sodality, the Cathedral Grade and High school mother’s club, Cathedral bowling league, she worked at the Cathedral Wurstmarts and chicken and dumpling dinners, senior bowling league, senior gymnastics and dance class, YMCA aerobics class, C.K.L. of I., women of Moose, Belleville Senior Citizens, Charter member of AARP and helped with the PSOP.  Otillia volunteered in the St. Elizabeth’s gift shop for 27 years and loved it.  She also enjoyed the Monday Morning Senior golf league from 1973 until 2008.  The Belleville News Democrat featured a large article about her when she was playing in the Yorktown golf league at age ninety five. On 5-6-1935 at  St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Ottilia Blaies married Lawrence John Wuest, 6-10-1911--3-1-1973. Lawrence is buried in Green Mt. Cemetery. Ottillia had her 80th birthday party at the Catholic War Vets club on 9-15-1990. It was a surprise party given by her sons Roger and Larry. Ottilia Laura Blaies and Lawrence John Wuest had the following three children.

12.5.1. Lawrence Edward Wuest, 6-9-1936--5-7-2016, the first of three children of Ottilia Laura Blaies and Lawrence John Wuest born and died in Belleville, IL. On 5-18-??, Laurence Edward Wuest [photo at left as a young football player] married Jeanette Schmid, --6-18-2016, who was born in St. Louis, MO.  Laurence Edward Wuest and Jeanette Schmid had the following four children.

12.5.1.1. Lucy Ann Ruegsegger, nee Wuest, 12-7-1967--, the first of four children of Lawrence Edward Wuest and Jeanette Schmid born in Belleville, IL. On 9-30-1995 at  St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Lucy Ann Wuest married Robert Ruegsegger, 7-6-1973--, who was born in Muskegon, MI. Lucy Ann Wuest and Robert Ruegsegger have the following four children.

12.5.1.1.1. Matthew Ruegsegger, 2-17-1992--, the first of four children of Lucy Ann Wuest and Robert Ruegsegger born in Phoeniz, AZ

12.5.1.1.2. Jennifer Ruegsegger, 1-18-2000--, the second of four children of Lucy Ann Wuest and Robert Ruegsegger born in Germantown, TN.

12.5.1.1.3. Kathryn Grace Ruegsegger, 6-18-2001--, the third of four children of Lucy Ann Wuest and Robert Ruegsegger born in Colliersville, TN.

12.5.1.1.4. Anna Ruegsegger, 8-6-2003--, the fourth of four children of Lucy Ann Wuest and Robert Ruegsegger born in Colliersville, TN.

12.5.1.2. Laura Jane Bennett, nee Wuest, 6-30-1969--, the second of four children of Lawrence Edward Wuest and Jeanette Schmid born in Belleville, IL. Laura Jane Wuest married Craig Bennett in St. Louis, MO and has two children.

12.5.1.2.1. Alexander Bennett, 1-2-2001--, the first of two children of Laura Jane Wuest and Craig Bennett

12.5.1.2.2. William Bennett, 2-12-2002--, the second of two children of Laura Jane Wuest and Craig Bennett

12.5.1.3. Maria Lynn LaBrier, nee Wuest, 7-6-1970--, the third of four children of Lawrence Edward Wuest and Jeanette Schmid born in Belleville, IL. Marie Lynn Wuest married Michael LaBrier at Xavier St. Louis University College in St. Louis, MO.  Marie Lynn Wuest and Michael LaBrier have one child.

12.5.1.3.1.
Jack LaBrier, 7-23-2001--, the only child of Marie Lynn Wuest and Michael LaBrier

12.5.1.4. John Edward Jacob Wuest, 8-17-1978--, the fourth of four children of Lawrence Edward Wuest and Jeanette Schmid born in Belleville, IL.

12.5.2. Roger Fayette Wuest, 6-4-1938--7-16-2004, the second of three children of Ottilia Laura Blaies and Lawrence John Wuest born and died in Belleville, IL. Roger Wuest married Barbara Ann Villemain, --11-28-2000 and lived in Belleville, IL. Janet Villemain Pires, a researcher and member of the Villemain family line who lives in Brazil is hoping to trace the Villemains to Meuse, Lorraine, France, and if the record that Janet found is confirmed to be the couple she thinks it is, the spelling will have been as such, Villemain, since 1800, in France and in the U.S.

Roger was a quality control manager at Bohn and Dawson in Missouri. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. He also was a past president of and member of the Freeburg Rod and Gun Club; an honorary member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 370; and an avid CWV Bingo worker. He was active with Little Knights Football; a past president of the Tri County Football League; a member of the Belleville Swansea Moose Lodge 1221; and a member of the 76ers Club. Roger was a 1956 graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School. Roger was formerly employed by Weyerhaeuser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Villemain who died Nov. 28, 2000; a daughter, Teresa Marie Wuest; his father, Lawrence J. Wuest; and a brother, Leslie V. Wuest.

Surviving are three sons, Scott Wuest of Belleville, IL, Rob (Fran) Wuest of Avondale, Ariz., and Dan (Mary Beth) Wuest of Freeburg, IL; a daughter, Susie (Jeff) Williams of Houston, Texas; his mother, Ottilia L. Wuest, nee Blaies, of Belleville, IL; a brother, Larry (Jeanette) Wuest of Belleville, IL; a brother-in-law, Louis (Jeannene) Villemain of Belleville, IL; 10 grandchildren, Michael Wuest, Robert and Teresa Wuest, Ryan Sheridan, Jacob and Joshua Williams, Elizabeth, Becky, Barbie and Danielle Wuest; a great-grandson, William Thompson III; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Roger Wuest and Barbara Ann Villemain had four children.

12.5.2.1. Scott Allen Wuest, 11-16-1958--, the first of four children of Roger Wuest and Barbara Ann Villemain. Scott Allen Wuest married Candice Sherman and has one son,

12.5.2.1.1. Michael Scott Wuest, 11-28-1980--, the only child of Scott Allen Wuest and Candice Sherman

12.5.2.2. Roger Robert Wuest, 7-3-1961--, the second of four children of Roger Wuest and Barbara Ann Villemain. Roger Robert Wuest married Fransziska Semmet who is from Massweiher, Germany and has two children. Rob retired from the US Army and now lives in Belleville, IL..

12.5.2.2.1. Robert Karl Wuest, 7-27-1985--, the first of four children of Roger Robert Wuest and Fransziska Semmet.  Robert Karl Wuest married Naomi Sylvester and  have two children. 

12.5.2.2.1.1.   Anthony Wuest, 10-6-2007--,  the first of two children of Robert Karl Wuest and Naomi Sylvester

12.5.2.2.1.2.   Samantha Wuest, 10-29-2012--, the second of two children of Robert Karl Wuest and Naomi Sylvester

12.5.2.2.2. Teresa Marie Wuest, 2-25-1990--, the second of four children of Roger Robert Wuest and Fransziska Semmet

12.5.2.3. Suzanne Elizabeth Williams, nee Wuest, 6-8-1963--, the third of four children of Roger Wuest and Barbara Ann Villemain. Suzanne Elizabeth Wuest married Kevin Sheridan. Susan has since married Jeff Williams and the family now lives in Houston, TX. Susan has three children. They are,

12.5.2.3.1. Ryan Lee Sheridan, 3-7-1983--, the first of three children of Suzanne Elizabeth Wuest. Ryan Lee Sheridan was on the Illinois State 1993 Khoury League baseball championship team.

12.5.2.3.2. Jacob Williams, 3-28-1996--, the second of three children of Suzanne Elizabeth Wuest.

12.5.2.3.3. Joshua Williams, 3-24-1998--, the third of three children of Suzanne Elizabeth Wuest.

12.5.2.4. Daniel Lawrence Wuest, 11-27-1964--, the fourth of four children of Roger Wuest and Barbara Ann Villemain. Daniel Lawrence Wuest married Mary Beth McWilliams and has four girls.

12.5.2.4.1. Elizabeth Jane Taylor, nee Thompson, nee Wuest, 10-8-1984--, the first of four children of Daniel Lawrence Wuest and Mary Beth McWilliams. Elizabeth Jane Wuest married William Thompson and had two children.  Elizabeth Jane Wuest married Jason Taylor and had one child. 

12.5.2.4.1.1. William Thompson, the first of three children of Elizabeth Jane Wuest and the first of two by William Thompson

12.5.2.4.1.2. Kylee Thompson, the second of three children of Elizabeth Jane Wuest and second of two by William Thompson

12.5.2.4.1.3.  Zoey Taylor,  3-9-2012--,  the third of three children of Elizabeth Jane Wuest and first of two by Jason Taylor

12.5.2.4.1.4.  Gavin Taylor,  is Jason Taylor's son and  Elizabeth Jane Wuest's step son. 

12.5.2.4.2. Rebecca Suzanne Wuest, 10-2-1985--, the second of four children of Daniel Lawrence Wuest and Mary Beth McWilliams.

12.5.2.4.3. Barbara Nicole Moore, nee McDonald, nee Wuest, 8-31-1987--, the third of four children of Daniel Lawrence Wuest and Mary Beth McWilliams. On 6-10-2006, Barbara Nicole Wuest married Adam McDonald. Barbara Nicole Wuest married Billy Moore and had 3 children. 

12.5.2.4.3.1.  Tristan Moore, the first of three children of Barbara Nicole Wuest and Billy Moore

12.5.2.4.3.2.  Aiden Moore, 9-6-2010--, the second of three children of Barbara Nicole Wuest and Billy Moore

12.5.2.4.3.3Broden Moore, the third of three children of Barbara Nicole Wuest and Billy Moore

12.5.2.4.4. Danielle Lauren Wuest, 1-21-1993--, the fourth of four children of Daniel Lawrence Wuest and Mary Beth McWilliams born in Belleville, IL.

12.5.3. Leslie Vincent Wuest, 3-30-1941--4-10-1941, the third of three children of Ottila Laura Blaies and Lawrence John Wuest who died in infancy and is buried in Josephine Blaies, nee Lautz's grave in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

13. Edward Blaies, 7-8-1876--12-22-1961, born in Mascoutah, Illinois. Edward was the 13th of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender. On 9-6-1906, Edward Blaies married Amanda Gauch, 12-10-1883--2-23-1964. Edward Blaies and his family lived on a 192 acre farm on Rt. 1, outside of Belleville, Illinois. The farm was in the town of Rentchler Station. It was sold around 1945 and now is known as Barbie Lakes Park. The farm was owned by his mother-in-law Augusta Gauch. Edward owned a Fordson tractor, and a Ford automobile. They raised Shorthorn beef cattle, Rhode Island Red chickens, and Poland China Hogs.

In 1939, Ed and his family hosted a large family reunion at his farm for both the Blaies and the Fries relatives. He had string music with a wooden dance floor set up in the pasture. Ed had home made ice cream and fresh butter for the family outing. Florence McTiernan, nee Fries took her husband John McTiernan to the reunion before they were married. This is the place where the infamous words of Anne Fries, nee Blaies were spoken to John McTiernan. They were, "You all (Irish) think God is Irish".

In July 1991, the Blaies family had another major family reunion in Mascoutah, IL. with over 200 people. The 1993 Blaies reunion had about 140 people. One in 1998 and a great one in 2000. [photo of the 2000 reunion at http://mctiernan.com/2000ru.htm ]

Ed also had his own electric power on the farm and used to bring his sister Anne Fries, nee Blaies, 1879--1948, fresh butter every Saturday. Edward Blaies and Amanda Gauch had the following two children.

13.1. Clifford E. Blaies, 8-11-1907--5-16-1994, the first of two children born in Rentchler, IL. to Edward Blaies, 1876--1961, and Amanda Gauch. Clifford married Rose Kolar, 2-3-1912--1992, on 2-10-1934. Clifford raised their two sons on E. Adams St. before moving to Arapaho Village in Belleville after retirement. He was a US Postal worker involved in the Barbershop (singing group) and loved fishing trips with Rose and friends to the Lake of the Ozarks, MO as well as Bull Shoals, AK. Cliff made the best smoked pork sausage in Belleville according to friends and family. After retiring, Cliff devoted countless hours to his community and became quite a wood craftsman. Clifford, in 1993 was living in a retirement community in Belleville, IL. Clifford died in Belleville, IL. In 1927, the family lived in Rentchler, IL. Rose was from Mascoutah, IL. Clifford E. Blaies and Rose Kolar had the following two children.

13.1.1. Kenneth Lee Blaies, 11-30-1934--4-30-2013, the first of two children of Clifford E. Blaies and Rose Kolar. Kenneth Lee Blaies married Maris L. Howard, 12-9-1933--, on 4-21-1956. Kenneth did reside in Edwardsville, IL and Maris currently lives in Keyesport, IL. Kenneth Lee Blaies, 1934--, married Martha Jane Francis on 1-26-1972. Kenneth Lee Blaies, 1934--, married Pamela Bello on 8-30-1981. Kenneth Lee Blaies had a total of six children, three by Maris L. Howard, one by Martha Jane Francis and two by Pamela Bello.   Ken died in Houston, TX.

13.1.1.1. Lauren Louise Blowers, nee Blaies, 4-30-1959--, the first of six children of Kenneth Lee Blaies and the first of three by Maris L. Howard born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. Lauren Louise Blaies married Mark Blowers on 11-24-1992 and lives in Houston, TX. Mark is from Kingston, NY. Lauren Louise Blaies and Mark Blowers have a son.

13.1.1.1.1. Michael Evan Blowers, 6-12-1993--, born in Houston, TX

13.1.1.2. Keith Richard Blaies, 11-13-1961--, the second of six children of Kenneth Lee Blaies and the second of three by Maris L. Howard born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. Keith Richard Blaies married Kristin Anderson, 6-2-1961--, from Saginaw Township, MI on 6-18-1988. Keith Richard Blaies and Kristin Anderson currently reside in Houston, TX and have two sons,

13.1.1.2.1. Alexander Maxwell Blaies, 3-7-1992--, the first of two children of Keith Richard Blaies and Kristin Anderson born at Memorial City Hospital in Houston, TX.

13.1.1.2.2. Austin Christopher Blaies, 1-18-1995--, the second of two children of Keith Richard Blaies and Kristin Anderson born at Memorial City Hospital in Houston, TX.

13.1.1.3. Susan Lee Blaies, 5-3-1965--, the third of six children of Kenneth Lee Blaies and the third of three by Maris L. Howard born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL . Susan Lee Blaies resides in Houston, TX.

13.1.1.4. Michael Kenneth Blaies, 12-14-1973--, the fourth of six children of Kenneth Lee Blaies and the only child by Martha Jane Francis currently residing in Honeybrook, PA

13.1.1.5. Amanda Margaret Blaies, 3-19-1983--, the fifth of six children of Kenneth Lee Blaies and the first of two by Pamela Bello currently residing in Phoenix, AZ

13.1.1.6. Jonathan Joseph Blaies, 3-19-1983--, the sixth of six children of Kenneth Lee Blaies and the second of two by Pamela Bello currently residing in Phoenix, AZ

13.1.2. Terry David Blaies, 12-23-1938--, the second of two children of Clifford E. Blaies and Rose Kolar. Terry David Blaies married Beverly Burton, 1-16-1940--. Terry taught classes at Belleville East High School and now after 30 years, Terry and Beverly live in Houston, Texas. Beverly is a Chef consultant and Terry is teaching psychology at Tarrant County Junior College. Terry David Blaies and Beverly Burton have two children.

13.1.2.1. Greg Patrick Blaies, 3-30-1963--, the first of two children of Terry David Blaies and Beverly Burton. Greg Patrick Blaies married Kimberlee Glenn on 6-13-1992 in Ft. Worth, TX. Kim is from Ft. Worth, TX. Greg and his brother practice law in the Dallas, TX area. Greg Patrick Blaies and Kimberlee Glenn have two children.

13.1.2.1.1. Bailey Alexandra Blaies, 9-1-1993--, the first of two children of Greg Patrick Blaies and Kimberlee Glenn born in the Dallas / Ft. Worth TX area.

13.1.2.1.2. Greyson Glenn Blaies, 12-12-1996--, the second of two children of Greg Patrick Blaies and Kimberlee Glenn born in the Dallas / Ft. Worth TX area.

13.1.2.2. Grant David Blaies, 9-27-1966--, the second of two children of Terry David Blaies and Beverly Burton. Grant David Blaies lives in Dallas, TX. Grant David Blaies married Pamela Taylor from Georgetown, TX. Grant and his brother practice law in the Dallas, TX area. Grant David Blaies and Pamela Taylor have three children.

13.1.2.2.1. Cameron Blaies, 3-1999--, the first of three children of Grant David Blaies and Pamela Taylor born in TX.

13.1.2.2.2. Regan Elise Blaies, 7-3-2000--, the second of three children of Grant David Blaies and Pamela Taylor born in TX at 6:56 PM.

13.1.2.2.3.  Caden Douglas Blaies, 2-1-2002--, the third of three children of Grant David Blaies and Pamela Taylor

13.2. Elvira Knipp, nee Blaies, 8-30-1911--1-1-1958, the second of two children born to Edward Blaies, 1876--1961, and Amanda Gauch. On 9-11-1930, when Elvira lived in Rentchler Station, IL. she married Herbert G. Knipp from Mascoutah, Illinois. Elvira Blaies and Herbert G. Knipp had two children.

13.2.1. Donald Edward Knipp, c. 1934--, the first of two children of Elvira Blaies and Herbert G. Knipp. Donald Edward Knipp married Mary Jane Skiera on 4-16-1955. Don was given the middle name of Edward as a namesake for his grandfather, Edward Blaies, 1876--1961. Don was in the roofing and siding construction business until retirement. He and the family moved to the Lake of the Osarks, MO. Don Knipp and Mary Jane Skiera have two children.

13.2.1.1. Karen Kay Knipp, 4-25-1956--, the first of two children of Don Knipp and Mary Jane Skiera born in Belleville and currently residing in Key West, FL.

13.2.1.2. Donna Jane Nelson, nee Knipp, 4-6-1959--, the second of two children of Don Knipp and Mary Jane Skiera born in Belleville, IL. Donna Jane Knipp married Jeff Nelson reside in Key West, FL. Donna Jane Knipp and Jeff Nelson have one child.

13.2.1.2.1. Jordan Blaies Nelson, the only child of Donna Jane Knipp and Jeff Nelson with the middle name of Blaies in honor of Clifford Blaies.

13.2.2. Pat Larson, nee Knipp, the second of two children of Elvira Blaies and Herbert G. Knipp. Pat Knipp married Ken Larson.

14. Anne Katherine Fries, nee Blaies, 12-7-1879--11-19-1948, the fourteenth of fourteen children of Jean Michel Blaies and Theresia Bender and also the youngest of the 14 children.

Anne Katherine Fries, nee Blaies was born on December 7, 1879, in Mascoutah, Illinois. Anne married Adolph Fries at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville on June 19, 1901. Anne was 21 years old at the time.

Adolph Fries, was born in Belleville on October 13, 1879. He passed away there on October 12, 1945, at 66 years of age. During most of their married life they lived at 508 Freeburg Ave. in Belleville, Illinois. Until he was 63, Adolph worked at the Rogers' Excelsior Foundry. He then worked at the Empire Stove Company two blocks from his home on Freeburg Ave. in Belleville.

Adolph Fries was the son of German immigrants. His father was Konradus Fries, photo on left, born in Kutzbrunn, Baden, Germany on August 25, 1834. Konradus' parents, Georgius Michael Fries and Cristina Deppisch, and Konradus' four sisters left Kutzbrunn, Baden on April 6, 1848, for America. They settled in Belleville, Illinois. Konradus died in Quincy, Illinois at the Soldier's and Sailor's Home on February 18, 1897. Like Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, Konradus had served in the Union Army in Georgia during the Civil War.

The photo on left is not 100 % assured to be Konradus Fries but most likely is.

Konradus Fries' paternal grandparents came from the small German village of Strüth, Bavaria. Strüth is only five or so miles from Kützbrunn, Baden.

Adolph's mother was Barbara Fries, nee Lucash, born on November 29, 1840, in Prague, Bohemia, Hapsburg-Austrian Empire. Barbara's family left the German port of Bremen in December 1853.

Photo of Barbara Fries, nee Lucash

Barbara, her parents, Joseph L. Lucash and Elizabeth Cross and her brothers and sisters arrived in America on January 26, 1854. The Lucash name is spelled Lukáše in Bohemia. They landed in New Orleans and came up the Mississippi River to settle in Freeburg, Illinois. Barbara died in Belleville on June 4, 1924.

Photo of Barbara Fries, nee Lucash and Lucash wives

Wedding photo of Adolph Fries and Anne Blaies

At the time of the wedding the Belleville newspaper stated that Adolph Fries and Anne Blaies were an ideal couple and had gone together through high school.

Anne was the youngest child of Theresia Bender and Jean Michel Blaies. Theresia was 46 years old when Anne was born, Jean Michel Blaies was 56. A mid-wife attended Theresia when Anne was born. Anne was 19 when her mother, Theresia Blaies, nee Bender died. Anne used to play the Zither to entertain her children.

At 69, Anne Fries, nee Blaies passed away in Belleville on November 19, 1948.

Photo of Adolph Fries and Anne Fries, nee Blaies in mid 1940s with their daughter Ruth.

another Photo of Adolph Fries and Anne Fries, nee Blaies in mid 1940s on the lawn at a picnic.

Adolph Fries and his wife, Anne Fries, nee Blaies, are buried in Green Mount Cemetery, near Belleville, Illinois.

The nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Fries, nee Blaies, 1879--1948, all born in Belleville, IL
# in
history
Name of
child
YOB Spouse Where settled
14.1. Elmer Joseph Fries 1901 Sal Agles Belleville, IL
14.2. Charles John Fries 1904 NA Belleville, IL
14.3. Irvin George Fries 1906 Lu Roth Belleville, IL
14.4. Eleanor Louise Heinrich,
nee Fries
1909 Arnie Heinrich St. Louis, MO
14.5. Florence Estelle McTiernan,
nee Fries
1911 John Francis McTiernan St. Louis, MO
14.6. Alice Varges,
nee Fries
1914 Peter Varges St. Louis, MO
14.7. Helen Josephine Neary,
nee Fries
1914 Ray Neary Belleville, IL
14.8. Leroy Fries 1915 Deloras Barbeau Belleville, IL
14.9. Ruth Louise Jackson,
nee Fries
1915 Russell Jackson Burbank, CA

Photo of Adolph and Anne Fries' children

14.1. Elmer Joseph Fries, 11-29-1901--12-5-2000, the first of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. Elmer married Marcella Marie (Sal) Agles, 1-9-1905--2-27-1982. Sal had one sister, Nora and two brothers, Henry and John. Elmer and Sal were married in Belleville on 8-28-1926. Sal was born in Lebanon, Illinois. Elmer and his friends, the Zigler brothers were partners on a car. Elmer had to drive all his sisters to the dances every weekend.

Sal's father was William Agles, <1885-->1905, born in Penn. He died in O'Fallon, IL He was a coal miner. Her mother was Lola Traband, <1885-->1905. She was born in Lebanon, IL and died in O'Fallon, IL. William Agles' father lived in Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL. Lola Traband's father owned a cigar store in Lebanon, IL. Lola mother's name was Campe and she lived to be 106 years old. Lola's grandmother Campe also lived to be over 108 years of age.

Elmer has lived in Belleville, IL all his life and died there at the age of 99 on Decemebr 5, 2000. In 1989, he sold the family house at 1325 Dewey to his grand daughter Pamela Forbeck, nee Schubert and moved to 1805 N. Church St. Eventually Pam and her husband sold the family home to Cathy Cullen, 9-22-1955--.

In 1916, when Elmer was very young he got a job in the local Star brewery on 11th St. helping to make beer. One day all the workers chipped in and bought one guy all the beer he could drink. He drank 90 splits [8 oz] during work. Later that night he got 2 more gallons from the corner saloon.

Elmer Joseph Fries and Marcella Marie (Sal) Agles were married in Belleville on 8-28-1926. Elmer and Sal's two children are,

14.1.1. Jacqueline Cullen, nee Fries, 2-9-1928--2-26-1987, the first of two children of Elmer Joseph Fries and Marcella Marie (Sal) Agles born in O'Fallon, IL. Jacqueline Fries married Edward Thomas Cullen, 8-12-1925--, in Belleville on 6-29-1948. Ed was born in Centerville, IL. Jacqueline died in Belleville. Jacqueline Fries and Edward Thomas Cullen had two children.

14.1.1.1. Cathy Cullen, 9-22-1955--, the first of two children of Jacqueline Fries and Edward Thomas Cullen born in Belleville, IL. Cathy worked on her grade school, high school and college newspapers. She has been a journalist ever since. She graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL, with majors in English and Journalism, with minors in Math and Spanish.

Cathy interned at the Alton, (IL) Telegraph newspaper and free-lanced at the Belleville, (IL) News Democrat newspaper. She worked full time at the Granite City, (IL) Journal newspaper as a writer and photographer.

Later, Cathy became a regional copy-editor for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Newspaper in 1981 and was working in that capacity when the St. Louis Globe closed its operations around 1983. Cathy stayed on with the new owners of the newspaper until they were forced to close due to financial difficulties in 1985. The newspaper reopened again, Cathy was a union negotiator and the local union president. She also worked as associate financial editor until the newspaper closed permanently in 1986.

Cathy also worked as an associate editor doing writing, photography, design and production for an art-and-framing trade magazine, DECOR, in St. Louis, MO. She then became development director, doing public relations, marketing and fund raising, for the Sisters of Divine Providence.

Like her grandmother Sal, she enjoys embroidery. Like her grandfather, Elmer, she enjoys gardening and bowling. Cathy bought her grandparents home from her cousins, Pam and Bob Forbeck in September 1999.

14.1.1.2. Scott Cullen, 9-11-1962--, the second of two children of Jacqueline Fries and Edward Thomas Cullen born in Belleville. Scott has been a musician since the third grade. His primary instrument is the clarinet, but he also plays the saxophone, the bassoon, and the piano. Scott once played the "radio and the water bottle clarion" for another students avant-garde composition at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL. Scott taught band at the St. Paul grade school in Highland, IL and St. Boniface grade school in Edwardsville, IL. He has been an EMT and is a dental hygienist. Scott married Judy Payne on December 19, 1992 in Edwardsville, IL. They live in Glen Carbon, IL.

14.1.2. Bonnie Texeira, nee Schubert, nee Fries, 6-8-1940--, the second of two children of Elmer Joseph Fries and Marcella Marie (Sal) Agles born in Belleville. Bonnie Fries married Roger Schubert, 10-20-1938--, in Millstadt, IL. on 9-13-1958. Bonnie married Michael Texeira on 7-9-1983 and lived at 346 Makani St., Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, 96746 for eleven years. They owned the ABC Taxi Company in Kauai. Bonnie and Michael moved to Belleville, Ill in 1994 to take care of Elmer. Michael and Bonnie love to go camping and do so whenever they can. Michel loves to fish. Bonnie Fries and Roger Schubert had three children.

14.1.2.1. Pamela Sue Forbeck, nee Schubert, 1-17-1963--, the first of three children of Bonnie Fries and Roger Schubert born in Belleville, IL. Pam Schubert married Robert Forbeck on 9-16-1989, in Milstadt, IL at the United Church of Christ. Pam is a hair dresser and Bob works in construction. In 1989, Pam and Bob bought her Grandfather's house in Belleville then sold it to Cathy Cullen, their cousin. Pam loves old Gable homes and they recently bought an old farmhouse and Bobby has restored it into a lovely turn of the century home with many Gables and a wraparound porch. The family lives in Milstadt, IL and Pam Schubert and Robert Forbeck have two children.

14.1.2.1.1. Taylor Forbeck, 2-7-1991--, the first of two children of Pam Schubert and Robert Forbeck born in Belleville, Il and an outstanding student going well off the charts in the I state testing.

14.1.2.1.2. Kirby Layne Forbeck, 7-20-1996--, the second of two children of Pam Schubert and Robert Forbeck born in Belleville, IL and loves to go camping with Bonnie and Michael and has a great love for animals.

14.1.2.2. Roger Gene Schubert Jr., 8-11-1964--, the second of three children of Bonnie Fries and Roger Schubert born in Belleville and is an operating engineer at Phillips Pipeline and living in Milstadt, IL. Roger has a beautiful new home which he helped to build. Roger is also a volunteer fireman for Milstadt.

14.1.2.3. Ginger Marie Terveer, nee Schubert, 2-17-1970--, the third of three children of Bonnie Fries and Roger Schubert born in Belleville. Ginger is a hairdresser. Ginger Marie Schubert married Jeff Joseph Terveer on 5-20-1995 in Millstadt, IL. Jeff is in Electrical Sales. Ginger has a gift for interior design and has already done six homes. They have two children.

14.1.2.3.1. Drake Elliott Terveer, 3-24-1998--, the first of two children of Ginger Marie Schubert and Jeff Joseph Terveer born in Belleville, IL and afraid of nothing including showing all the love possible.

14.1.2.3.1.2. Riley Rene Terveer, 6-2001--, the second of two children of Ginger Marie Schubert and Jeff Joseph Terveer

14.2. Charles John Fries, 8-11-1904--1-4-1908, is the second of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. Charles died at 912 South Illinois Ave., in Belleville, IL.

14.3. Irvin George Fries, 10-25-1906--2-21-1945, or Hank as he was called was the third of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. On 6-17-1936, Hank Fries married Luella Roth, 6-14-1911--1-14-2006, in Belleville. Lu was born in Red Bud, IL and died in Belleville. Irvin or Hank, as he was known, used to drive the frame of a car that his mother won in a contest. It was only the frame and not the whole car so Elmer and Hank had to put it together. With his new car Hank, like Elmer, had to drive his sisters to the dances on Saturdays.

Hank once wore an outlandish blue and white check suit to one of the Saturday night dances. Hank and Lu lived at 412 North High St., in Belleville. Hank was killed in WW II in the Navy when the Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Bismark Sea was sunk off Iwo Jima. After Hank died, Lu married Al Eble, 6-21-1905--2-23-1993, on 6-17-1950.

Lu's father was William Roth, 1877--1957, born in Walsh, IL. Lu's paternal grandfather was George Roth, 1854--1891, died in Walsh, IL. George's wife was Anna Heinen, 1851--1926. Lu's Great Grandfather was Lenerd Roth, <1834-->1854, and Gertrude Hess, <1834-->1854, both born in Germany. Anna Roth, nee Heinen's parents were Peter Heinen, 1825--1904. Peter is buried in the Old St. Boniface Cemetery in Evansville, IL. His wife's name was Anna, 1832--1882, died in Evansville, IL and is buried in Old St. Boniface Cemetery.

Lu's mother was Barbara Roth, nee Wittenbrink, 1877--1940, born in Evansville, IL. Lu's maternal Grandparents were Philip Wittenbrink, 1845--1930, born in Slam, Germany. Philip was naturalized in Chester Co., Ill on October 20, 1866. He is buried at New St. Boniface Cemetery in Evansville, IL. Philip's wife was Mary Bleen, 1849--1926, died in Evansville, IL. She is buried in New St. Boniface Cemetery in Evansville, IL. Philip's parents were Henry Wittenbrink, c. 1792--, and Barbara, 1819--1901. Barbara is buried at Old St. Boniface Cemetery in Evansville, IL. Mary Bleen's parents were John Bleen and Barbara Kramer.

Lu and Hank's three children were all born in Belleville. They are,

14.3.1. Irvin Dale Fries, 6-26-1938--, the first of three children of Hank Fries and Luella Roth born in Belleville and known as Sonny. He married Lucille Vernier, 5-18-1942--, in Belleville on 12-28-1963. Lucille was born in Belleville. Sonny worked for Southwestern Bell in Consumer Marketing and is currently retired. Sonny and Lu live Chesterfield, MO. Sonny Dale Fries and Lucille Vernier have three children all born in St. Louis.

14.3.1.1. Susan Kimberly Costello, nee Fries, 9-8-1965--, the first of three children of Sonny Dale Fries and Lucille Vernier graduated from the University of Notre Dame and now lives in Hartford, Connecticut. Susan Kimberly Fries married Daniel J. Costello in 2-1995 and have two children.

14.3.1.1.1. Colin J. Costello, 9-2-1996--, the first of three children of Susan Kimberly Fries and Daniel J. Costello

14.3.1.1.2. Alyssa Claire Costello, 12-1-1998--, the first of three children of Susan Kimberly Fries and Daniel J. Costello

14.3.1.2. Jeffrey Michael Fries, 9-28-1966--, the second of three children of Sonny Dale Fries and Lucille Vernier graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence in 1990 with a degree in architecture. Jeffrey Michael Fries married Marcia Renee Nelson on April 6, 1991 in Overland Park, KS at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Marcia's parents are Mr. and Mrs. F. Glen Phinney. Jeff works for Sprint. Jeffrey Michael Fries and Marcia Renee Nelson live in Overland Park, KA and have one child.

14.3.1.2.1. Alexander Nelson Fries, 6-25-1996--, the only child of Jeffrey Michael Fries and Marcia Renee Nelson

14.3.1.3. Timothy Matthew Fries, 6-13-1972--, the third of three children of Sonny Dale Fries and Lucille Vernier attended St. Louis University High School in 1989. He is sports minded and very active in basketball and tennis. He graduated from St. Louis University in 1994. Tim Matthew Fries married Marie-Christine Mendlick in Zeist Holland on 1-30-1995. Tim is working for Edward Jones. Marie and Tim live in Chippewa Falls, WI.

14.3.2. Barbara Ann Hastings, nee Fries, 6-14-1940--, the second of three children of Hank Fries and Luella Roth born in Belleville. Barbara Ann Fries married John Daniel Hastings, 7-2-1940--, on 6-19-1965, in Los Angeles, Ca. Barbara and Jack are medical doctors and live in Tulsa, Ok. Barbara Ann Fries and John Daniel Hastings have four children.

14.3.2.1. Laura Ann Hastings, 6-14-1966--, the first of four children of Barbara Ann Fries and John Daniel Hastings born in Los Angeles, Ca. Spent some time in southern California and graduated from the University of California-San Diego with a BA degree. She worked in NYC and while there earned her M.A at graduate school. Laura is now working on her PHD at Baylor University in Waco, TX.

14.3.2.2. Pamela Ann Hastings, 17-14-1967--, the second of four children of Barbara Ann Fries and John Daniel Hastings born in Rochester, Minn. In 1990, she graduated from the University of Southern California. Pam works in NYC where she received her Masters degree in photography.

14.3.2.3. Michael John Hastings, 10-27-1971--, the third of four children of Barbara Ann Fries and John Daniel Hastings born in Chicago, IL. Michael graduated from the University of Illinois in Carbondale, IL and is currently a pilot for ConAir.

14.3.2.4. Christopher Hastings, 9-4-1974--, the fourth of four children of Barbara Ann Fries and John Daniel Hastings graduated from Columbia University in NYC and works for a computer company in NYC and also does free lance writing.

14.3.3. Robert Allen Fries, 6-14-1940--, the third of three children of Hank Fries and Luella Roth born in Belleville. Bob Allen Fries married Karen Lynn Jung, 7-4-1941--, on 11-27-1965, at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville. Bob is an engineer for Storz Instruments Co. He and his family live in Belleville, IL. Bob Allen Fries and Karen Lynn Jung had two children are,

14.3.3.1. Jenifer Lynn Fries, 7-16-1967--, the first of two children of Bob Allen Fries and Karen Lynn Jung born in Belleville. Jenifer graduated from Baylor University in Waco, TX in 1989. Jennifer is now a Registered Nurse and is working currently with the Traveling Nurse company in San Francisco, CA.

14.3.3.2. Dr. Matthew Robert Fries, 11-7-1969--, the second of two children of Bob Allen Fries and Karen Lynn Jung born in Belleville and attended Baylor University in Waco, TX. Matt graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern medical school and is in pathology medicine in Dallas, TX.

14.4. Eleanor Louise Heinrich, nee Fries, 6-8-1909--11-28-89, born at 1025 S. Charles St. in Belleville. Eleanor is the fourth of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. Eleanor Fries married Arnold Heinrich, 8-3-1909--, at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville on November 24, 1934. Arnie was born in Grant Fork, IL. His father's name was Jacob and his mother's name was Mary Klaus. He had several sisters, Osta, Orda, Gertrude, Hermenia and Leona. He also had several brothers, Osmar, Gerald, and Clinton. Arnie Heinrich lived in South St. Louis until his death.

Once when the Fries kids were young, Eleanor had the blade end of a butcher knife in her hand. One of her brothers, Elmer or Hank in a playful way jerked the knife and cut Eleanor's hand.

Eleanor and Arnie's two children are,

14.4.1. Vivian Helen Crump, nee Heinrich, 2-18-1936--, the first of two children of Eleanor Fries and Arnold Heinrich born in Highland, IL. at St. Joseph's Hospital at 1:30 PM. Vivian married Wayne Crump, 1-25-1936--, at St. Anthony of Padua in St. Louis on June 30, 1956. Wayne was born in St. Louis. His father's name was James Leonard Crump and his mother's name was Mattie E. Reynolds. Vivian Heinrich and Wayne Crump live in Fenton, MO. Their three children are,

14.4.1.1. Steven Wayne Crump, 9-20-1962--, the first of three children of Vivian Heinrich and Wayne Crump born in Fondulac, Wis. Steve Crump married Lisa Marie Gilliam at the Church of the Holy Infant in Ballwin, MO on April 13, 1991. James Gilliam is Lisa's father. They live in Fenton, MO and have two children. They are,

14.4.1.1.1. Nicholas Steven Crump, 6-13-1996--, the first of two children of Steve Crump and Lisa Marie Gilliam born in St. Louis, MO at St. John Mercy Hospital.

14.4.1.1.2. Jennifer Leigh Crump, 7-1--1999--, the second of two children of Steve Crump and Lisa Marie Gilliam born in St. Louis, MO at St. John Mercy Hospital.

14.4.1.2. Susan Lee Crump, 1-24-1966--, the second of three children of Vivian Heinrich and Wayne Crump born in St. Charles, MO.

14.4.1.3. Julie Ann Daniels, nee Crump, 6-22-1967--, the third of three children of Vivian Heinrich and Wayne Crump born in Kirkwood, MO. Julie Ann Crump married A. Scott Daniels in St. Louis, MO in September, 1993. They live in Fenton, MO

14.4.2. David Lee Heinrich, 6-12-1939--, the second of two children of Eleanor Fries and Arnold Heinrich born in St. Louis at 2:30 PM. David Heinrich married Patricia Hartbauer, 4-5-1942--, at St. Anthony of Padua in St. Louis on 7-18-1964. Patricia was born in Washington, MO, at St. Francis Hospital. Patricia father is Henry Hartbauer and her mother is Lillian Brenner. Dave has worked for MacDonnald Douglas for many years taking trips around the world. Dave and Pat live in South St. Louis Co. David Heinrich and Patricia Hartbauer have two children.

14.4.2.1. Deanna Lynn Snyder, nee Heinrich, 6-9-1965--, the first of two children of David Heinrich and Patricia Hartbauer born at Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis. Deanna is a graduate of St. Anthony's High School and the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO where she earned a degree in marketing. Deanna Heinrich married Robert Joseph Snyder on April 1, 1989 at St. Anthony of Padua in South St. Louis. Robert Snyder is from the Pottstown, Pa. area. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. In 1989, Robert is a pilot with Northwest Airlink. Deanna lived for a time in Memphis, Tenn. In the Fall of 1989 Deanna and Bob did live in Wilkes-Barre, PA but now live in Fenton, MO. Deanna Heinrich and Robert Joseph Snyder have two children.

14.4.2.1.1. Ryan Scott Snyder, 11-7-1992--, the first of two children of Deanna Heinrich and Robert Joseph Snyder born in Kingston, Pa.

14.4.2.1.2. Nolan Snyder, 1-23-1997--, the second of two children of Deanna Heinrich and Robert Joseph Snyder born in Kingston, Pa

14.4.2.2. Jeffrey David Heinrich, 12-12-1967--, the second of two children of David Heinrich and Patricia Hartbauer born in St. Louis. Jeff had been teaching Math but now is getting his Masters before returning to teaching.

14.5. Florence Estelle McTiernan, nee Fries, 6-28-1911--6-13-2000, was the fifth of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. Florence born in Belleville, IL. at the Fries home on Charles St. Charles St. used to be called Jefferson St. Later, Florence and the Fries family moved to 501 Freeburg Ave. in Belleville.

Florence died in Paoli, PA on June 13, 2000 about two weeks before her 89th birthday. We were with her when she passed. Florence went with no pain and very peacefully. Her funeral service in St. Louis was one of the best ever seen. Ace, as she was known is buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.

The coronation of King George was held at Westminster Abbey only eight days before Florence was born. Bread was 4 cents and gas was 10 cents a gallon. William Howard Taft was the president and James S. Sherman was vice president when Florence was born.

Florence had several brothers and sisters. Hank was the oldest brother and Florence remembers once that he had to take her to buy a new pair of shoes. Hank was 6 feet tall and they walked to the shoe store and Florence had to take 3 steps to Hank's one in order to keep up with him. Florence was about 10 years old at the time.

Florence attended St. Luke's Catholic Grade School in Belleville until she was about seven years old. She then went on to the Cathedral Grade School where she finished. Florence went to the Academy of Notre Dame at 6000 West Main St. for High School. After High School, Florence attended Business School for one year.

Florence and her sister Eleanor worked in the stove plant of the Zigler Stove Foundry. Eleanor painted grains on the stoves so that they would match the interior of a house, i.e. oak looking stoves. Florence helped her in this job. Florence had to get working papers as she was not yet 16 and too young to work. This was her first job around the summer of 1926. Eleanor and Florence worked at Zigler's with their cousin Frank Lucash.

Florence had a job in Belleville working in the office of a Veterinarian. That job lasted about a month. From there she took a job as a stenographer at the Orbon Stove Foundry.

She went to work as a dental assistant for three dentist that had their offices on the corner of the Belleville Sq. Her first patient was a woman that had to have all her teeth pulled. She was standing next to the dentist chair and was about to faint until the dentist pushed her into his chair. Florence now moved from Belleville to St. Louis.

Florence's next job was working as the secretary for the Executive Secretary for the Tuberculosis Society. Then she worked as a secretary to the principal of the Kennard School. Florence also worked as a cashier for several Walgreens' Drug Stores in the evening.

From 1930 until 1936, Florence worked as a bookkeeper at the Johnson Tin Foil Company on South Broadway in St. Louis. That job lasted for 6 months. Her boss, Paul Martin suggested she try the Electrolux Co., as they were paying a great deal more than Johnson.

Electrolux hired Florence and she worked there from 1937 until 1950. Florence was able to get Irene Cermak a job at Electrolux also. Irene was a good friend and Godmother to Florence's son, Michael.

Florence's last job was as an administrative assistant to the St. Louis Board of Selective Service for 22 years, from 1951 until 1973. She retired from that job in June of 1973.

Florence lived at various places in St. Louis throughout her life, sometimes with up to six of her girl friends as room mates.

In 1930, Florence and 5 other girls lived in an apartment in the 3000 block of Pestalozzi, east of Grand Ave. Irene Cermak, Vernice Lohmeyer and sister, Helen Lorenz (Neary), nee Fries, 1914--1993, were three of her room mates. Vernice Lohmeyer and her sister Helen were from Okawville, IL. Vernice married Henry Dietz.

The six room mates now moved from the apartment at Pestalozzi to Mrs. Willis' Apartments on Halliday Ave. in South St. Louis. They lived there about a year. Sometime before 1938, they moved to the Parkedge Apartments on Euclid and Delmar Blvd. Helen Lohmeyer and Audrey Mahoney joined them as room mates. In 1938, they all moved to a third floor apartment at 605 Clara Ave. Helen Lohmeyer married Harvey Klingel during WWII while he was stationed at Ft. Sill near Lawton, OK. Florence lived there until she was married in 1940.

Florence married John Francis Aloysius McTiernan, 10- 21-1901--1-2-1989. John was called Mickey by his friends. At the time Mickey was born Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Rider was president. There wasn't a vice president due to the death of McKinley. A loaf of bread cost three cents and a gallon of gas cost four cents at the time. Movies were not yet invented but the brand new Edison Kinetoscope was a big hit.

Mickey's parents came from Co. Leitrim, Ireland. His mother Anne McGreal came from the Townland of Drumrewy and his father Hugh McTiernan VI came from the Townland of Sheskin near the town of Drumahaire. They were married in the Chapel of Killargue, Killarga civil parish, Co. Leitrim in March of 1895 and immigrated three months later. Mickey was born in his parents' house at 3523 Clark Ave. in St. Louis, MO.

John Francis Aloysius McTiernan, 1901--1989, died on January 2, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri. The funeral mass was at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church. John was buried in Cavalry Cemetery in St. Louis on January 16, 1989.

Florence McTiernan moved to Wayne, Pa. in December 1999 to be close to her grandchildren. Florence Fries and John McTiernan had one child,

14.5.1. Michael Patrick McTiernan, 10-13-1943--, the only child of Florence Fries and John Francis McTiernan born in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, October 13, 1943 at 9:03, in the morning at St. Anthony's Hospital. I was baptized on 11-11-1943, at St. Edward's C.C. in St. Louis. The sponsors were Joseph Mathews and Irene Cermak. Joe Mathews was a policeman and took the family to church in a squad car with the siren going full blast. I grew up in St. Louis.

The day I was born, Italy declared war on Germany and bread was 10 cents and a gallon of gas was 15 cents. The Yankees beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. There after the baseball world series was canceled until 1946. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president and Henry Wallace was vice president at the time.

I lived in several locations in the St. Louis area: 5504 Hebert St., 7574 Warner St., Richmond Heights, 40 Plaza Sq. (201), and Balwin, MO.

My first school at 4 years of age was in 1947 at the Catholic Woman's League, today called a day center. From there I went right up the street to St. Liborius in September 1948 from Kindergarten through 4th grade. Every Monday morning I had to bring in $2.00 in an envelope to give to the homeroom Nun for that week's tuition. I made my first Communion on 5-21-1950 and Confirmation on 9-27-1951 at St. Liborius. In September 1953, for the 5th grade I transferred back to St. Edward the King near to where we lived on Hebert St. in north St. Louis. In January 1956, we moved from 5504 Hebert St. to 7574 Warner Ave in Richmond Heights and I entered the 6th grade at Our Lady of the Little Flower School Richmond Hts. at mid year and graduated from grade school in June of 1957 at that school.

The old churches of St. Louis are beautiful. The Catholic Churches in north St. Louis all seem to be made of the white porous rock that seems indigenous to St. Louis. St. Edward's and the Rock Church are good examples of this. The churches in south and center St. Louis seem to be made mostly of brick. St. Liborius is a good example of this.

St. Liborius was a very traditional Catholic grade school. When I attended St. Liborius they had the classic German pastor named Father Ritter. He was a very big old German priest that was later made a Monsignor. There are two things that I remember about Father Ritter. I and a few of my 3rd grade classmates once went into the church after school on a Friday during Lent to say the rosary, all on the up and up. Father Ritter came out and saw us and must have thought that we were causing trouble. He immediately took after us yelling that we were sinning to beat the band by fooling around in church. We all took off down the isle trying to put as much space between us and Father Ritter as possible.

The second remembrance is a story that is told about Father Ritter. At Easter the church gave out holy water to the people in the parish. Every Easter they always spilled some and Father Ritter had to clean it up before the next service. One year he was going to out-smart the careless people that used to come to church for holy water on Easter. He put the holy water outside between the convent and the church for the people to take. Easter was early that year and during the night the holy water froze. Early the next morning Father Ritter is outside using the holy water sprinkler as an ice pick trying to break the ice so the people could take some frozen holy water home.

St. Liborius at 1835 North 18th St. was established in 1855 as the 6th German parish in the St. Louis area to serve the ever increasing German population. The neighborhood was known as "Little Paderborn" as the church was named for the patron saint of a section of Westphilia in Germany. The church was built in 1889, the rectory in 1890 and the convent in 1905. The St. Liborius school was run by the stern Notre Dame Nuns famous in those days for their strong rulers.

I attended Christian Brothers College for the first year of high school and graduated 3 years later from St. Francis de Sales in south St. Louis. St. Francis de Sales is the largest church in south St. Louis made of brick with one of the tallest steeples in St. Louis. The parish was organized in 1867. The original church was destroyed in the tornado of 1896. The present church was built in 1906. It was modeled after St. Paul's Church in Berlin. It has the tallest steeple (300 ft.) in St. Louis and is sometimes called the "Cathedral of the South Side". This beautiful church has an unbelievable steeple with at least two men losing their lives during the construction.

After high school I attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO for my freshman year, and graduated from Quincy College in Quincy, IL. with a BA in History in January 1966. In between these years I attended St. Louis University and Washington University for summer school. I also attended the University of San Francisco in an extension course in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in the summer of 1963.

After Quincy, I went into the Marines in 1966 for two years. I was stationed in Virginia and in Rota, Spain for the two year tour of duty. After discharge from the Marines I worked for IBM in Philadelphia, Pa. The IBM job lasted for two years. Digital Equipment Corp. was the next job for 13 years in St. Louis, Philadelphia, NYC, San Jose, Ca. and Boston. From Digital I went to Sun Microsystems, Inc. in 1983 in their Boston office for a year. In 1984, I opened Sun's Penn. office in Wayne, Pa.

During that time I have lived in Wayne, Pa., Brooklyn Heights, NY, St. Louis, MO, Woodside, Ca., Harvard, MA outside of Boston, and then back to Wayne, Pa. outside of Philadelphia (N40.03'04", W75.24'34").

I married Diane Marie Rider on Sunday, March 11, 1979, at St. Ursula's Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Diane Rider, 1-28-1948--, was born in Baltimore, Md. Diane's parents are James L. Rider 1924--1989, and Lois Koenig, 1927--, both born in Baltimore, Maryland. Both are descendants of German and Irish immigrants.

Two days after Diane was born Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. Bread was 14 cents a loaf and gas was 16 cents a gallon. Harry S. Truman was president and there wasn't a vice president due to the death of Roosevelt.

Diane and I live outside of Philadelphia in Strafford-Wayne, Pa. with our two children. They are,

14.5.1.1. Jeremy Patrick McTiernan, 8-24-1978--, the first of two children of Michael McTiernan and Diane Rider born in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, August 24, 1978, at 12:45 PM. Jeremy was baptized by Father George Thomas at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church in Portola Valley, Calif., on 11-2-1980. Joe Feeney and Patricia Sheridan were the sponsors. Joe and Patti eventually got married.

Jimmy Carter was president and Walter Mondale was vice president when Jeremy was born. Bread was 42 cents and gas was 63 cents a gallon.

Jeremy attended the Village Nursery School in Harvard, MA. He attended kindergarten at the New Eagle School in Wayne, Pa. Jeremy attended St. Katharine of Siena grade school in Wayne, Pa., up to the 6th grade. He attended The Haverford School in Haverford, Pa for the 6th grade. Jeremy attended the Delaware Valley Friends School (DVFS) in Haverford, Pa. for the 7th, 8th and 9th grades.

Jeremy spent his 10th and 11th year of High School at The Malvern Prep School in Malvern, Pa. Jeremy finished his 12th year at Conestoga High School in T/E Township, PA in 1997. Jeremy's best subjects are math and reading.

Himself attended St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH in September 1997 for his first year of college. Jeremy is currently attending Mitchell College in New London, CT.

Jeremy has played organized junior baseball and was one of the best inside right wings in the Junior soccer league. He is also an avid swimmer and soccer player. He made the All Star Little League baseball team in 1987 and 1989. He played an exceptional 3rd base in the 1991 Radnor league. Later, in High School he played ice hockey and did rock climbing. He also is a accomplished snow boarder and recently has taken up SCUBA diving.

Jeremy joined the United States Marines in January 2006 and went through Parris Island boot camp in SC. After transferring from Camp Lejune in NC to 29 Palms in southern CA, Jeremy volunteered to go to Iraq and is now stationed at Camp Grizzly in Falluja, Iraq. Jeremy's job is to provide convoy security. Fallujah http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Iraq_map_fallujah.png

14.5.1.2. Meghan Maura McTiernan, 7-24-1983--, the second of two children of Michael McTiernan and Diane Rider born in Baltimore, Md. on July 24, 1983, at 5:36 PM. Meghan was baptized at St. Ursula's C. C. in Baltimore, Md. on 9-10-1983. Her uncle, Jim Rider and her aunt, Colleen Knellinger, nee Rider were the sponsors. Meghan is a avid skier and loves to ice skate.

Ronald Reagan was president and George Bush was vice president when Meghan was born. Bread cost 89 cents a loaf and gas was $1.17 a gallon. Meghan attended nursery school at The Good Samaritan School in Paoli, Pa. Meghan attended The Crossroads School in Paoli, Pa. for grades K, 1st and 2nd. In 1993, Meg started in the 3rd Grade at the Devon Elementary School in Devon, Pa. and attended the middle school in T/E Township. Meg is currently doing home school. Meg has played soccer and baseball with a never stop trying attitude. After only one lesson Meg became a great skier. Meg loves to ski and ice skate with a heart that will not quit.

In 1998, Meg won two blue ribbons in her first horse show at the HRE of the Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA. In June 1998, Meg also won a 1st place gold medal in her first ISI figure skating competition in Newark, DE and a 3rd place medal in St. Louis at the ISI Competition in August 1998. Meg has recently has taken up SCUBA diving

14.6. Alice Elizabeth Varges, nee Fries, 10-7-1914--4-1-1990, born at 723 N. Charles St. in Belleville, IL. Alice is the sixth of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. Alice Fries married Dr. Peter Anthony Varges, Ph.D., 1-6-1906--9-23-1996, in New York City on 7-5-1937. Peter is the son of Alvin Varges of France. Peter was born in San Francisco, Ca. Alice and Peter Varges lived in Tampa, Fla. Peter and Alice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 1987 in St. Louis. According to verbal family history, Peter had been in the French Foreign Legion.

Once, when all the Fries children were kids, Alice's brother Leroy was playing mumblypeg with a pocket knife. By accident it stuck in Alice's foot and she had to go to the hospital for a shot.

Alice Fries and Dr. Peter Anthony Varges had three children.

14.6.1. Richard Lee Varges Sr., 4-16-1938--, the first of three children of Alice Fries and Dr. Peter Anthony Varges born in New York City. Richard was in the U. S. Marines for several years, spending most of the duty on the west coast. Richard farmed in Kansas, lived in Florida, and then moved to the New York City area for several years where he and his wife Pat lived at 172 Propriturs Crossing, New Cannon, Conn. 33615. Richard and his family moved to North Carolina in June 1988. The family moved to Middleburg, Virginia in the Washington, D. C. area in 1991. Richard Varges has six children.

14.6.1.1. Michelle Corder, nee Varges, 2-20-1962--, the first of six children of Dick Varges born in St. Louis, MO and as of 1989, is living in Texas. Michelle Varges is married to Kenneth Corder and they have two children.

14.6.1.1.1. Chase Corder, 7-7-1988--, the first of two children of Michelle Varges and Kenneth Corder born in Dallas, Texas.

14.6.1.1.2. Chance Michael Corder, 8-9-1991--, the second of two children of Michelle Varges and Kenneth Corder born in Humble, TX.

14.6.1.2. Alicia Choate, nee Varges, 12-18-1967--, the second of six children of Dick Varges born in St. Louis, MO. Lisa married William Burns Choate Jr. on 11-23-1991 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bill's mother is Faye Mitchel Hand. Alicia and Bill have one son,

14.6.1.2.1. William Choate, 3-1993--, born in North Carolina.

14.6.1.3. Jason Lyndsay Varges, 1969--, the third of six children of Dick Varges born in Passaic, N.J. Works in Hollywood as an actor.

14.6.1.4. Gabriel Varges, 11-1-1970--, the fourth of six children of Dick Varges born in St. Louis, MO.

14.6.1.5. Shea Patric Varges, 1971--, the fifth of six children of Dick Varges born in Tampa, Fla. Works in Hollywood on movies as a writer.

14.6.1.6. Richard Lee Varges Jr., 5-14-1972--, the sixth of six children of Dick Varges born in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

14.6.2. Harriette Virginia Brownfield, nee Varges, 2-25-1940--, the second of three children of Alice Fries and Dr. Peter Anthony Varges born in St. Louis. Harriette Varges married Don Brownfield, 12-18-1938--1977, in St. Louis on 12-11-1961. Harriette and her family live in St. Louis. Their three children all born in St. Louis are,

14.6.2.1. Nancy Brownfield, 11-9-1961--, the first of three children of Harriette Varges and Don Brownfield

14.6.2.2. Margaret Arne, nee Brownfield, 2-22-1964--, the second of three children of Harriette Varges and Don Brownfield. Margaret Brownfield married Christopher Arne. They had one child.

14.6.2.2.1. Joseph Christopher Arne, 6-22-1985--, the only child of Margaret Brownfield and Christopher Arne born in Columbia, MO going to Chaminade HS in Des Peres, MO. His best subject is Math. Joe is a very good football player and wrestler.

14.6.2.3. Margie Webb, nee Richardson, nee Brownfield, 10-15-1967--, the third of three children of Harriette Varges and Don Brownfield. Michael McTiernan, 1943--, is Margie's godfather. Margie married David Richardson in 1984 in St. Louis, MO. Margie Brownfield has five children, one by David Richardson and four by Craig Webb.

14.6.2.3.1. Johanan Richardson, 1987--, the first of five children of Margie Brownfield and the only one by David Richardson born in St. Louis, MO. is a member of the 15th maternal and the 13th paternal Fries generation.

14.6.2.3.2. Michael Anderson Webb, 1-22-1996--, the second of five children of Margie Brownfield and the first of four by Craig Webb born in St. Louis, MO.

14.6.2.3.3. Jessica Taylor Webb, 12-25-1997--, the third of five children of Margie Brownfield and the second of four by Craig Webb

14.6.2.3.4. Christopher Alexander Webb, 8-15-1998--, the fourth of five children of Margie Brownfield and the third of four by Craig Webb born in St. Louis, MO.

14.6.2.3.5. unknown Webb, 4-2000--, the fifth of five children of Margie Brownfield and the fourth of four by Craig Webb

14.6.3. Jeanne Antoine, nee Varges, 4-8-1945--, the third of three children of Alice Fries and Dr. Peter Anthony Varges born in Belleville. Jeanne Varges married Lloyd Antoine, 6-8-1941--, in St. Louis on 5-20-1967. Jeanne lives in St. Louis. Jeanne Varges and Lloyd Antoine had three children.

14.6.3.1. Pierre Nickolaus Antoine, 3-20-1968--, the first of three children of Jeanne Varges and Lloyd Antoine born in Las Vegas, Nev. Nic Antoine married Dana Mary Kay Wheeler on May 13, 1994 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in St. Louis, MO. Nic is an accountant for Cooperative Attendant Service in St. Louis and also runs a Fantasy Sports business called Legends of Sports. Nic Antoine and Dana Mary Kay Wheeler have two daughters,

14.6.3.1.1. Abigail Antoine, 10-6-1995--, the first of two children of Nic Antoine and Dana Mary Kay Wheeler born in St. Louis, MO and attends Hope Mark Pre-School in St. Louis Hills.

14.6.3.1.2. Grace Antoine, 8-22-1997--, the second of two children of Nic Antoine and Dana Mary Kay Wheeler

14.6.3.2. Lloyd Antoine, 7-12-1969--, the second of three children of Jeanne Varges and Lloyd Antoine born in St. Louis, MO.

14.6.3.3. Antony Antoine, 6-23-1970--, the third of three children of Jeanne Varges and Lloyd Antoine born in St. Louis. Tony served in the US Marines and served in Saudi Arabia in the 1990 Gulf War and in Somali in 1992. Tony Antoine was married to Daniele Brady in 1991. Tony has one child,

14.6.3.3.1. Pauline Foshage, 7-5-1998--,

14.7. Helen Josephine Lorentz, nee Neary, nee Fries, 10-7-1914--12-31-1993, born at 723 N. Charles St. in Belleville. Helen is the seventh of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. Helen married Raymond Neary, 11-20-1911--1962, in St. Louis on 10-8-1938. Ray was born in Brendon, Iowa. After Ray died Helen married Roy Lorentz, --5-30-1991. Roy was born in Dupo, IL. Helen lived in Cahokia, Illinois. Helen Fries and Ray Neary had two children.

14.7.1. Rose Biesinger, nee Neary, 1-14-1934--, the first of two children of Helen Fries and Ray Neary born in St. Louis. Rose Neary married George Biesinger, 10-25-1934--, in St. Louis on 10-8-1965. George started as a CPA but later became a doctor. Rose and her family live in Hollidaysburg, Penn. Rose Neary and George Biesinger have five children.

14.7.1.1. Christopher Jude Biesinger, 1-12-1966--, the first of five children of  Rose Neary and George Biesinger born in St. Louis.  In 1990, Chris was a pilot for US Air. Chris' dad, George Biesinger used to go on the US AIR flight that Chris was flying from Altoona, Pa. to Pittsburgh, PA. It was one of the most exciting things George ever did.  Chris had two childern from a previous marriage. Chris Biesinger is married to Laura Pegula and living in CO.

14.7.1.1.1. Hunter Biesinger, 6-1996--, Hunter Michael Biesinger, 3-21-1997--, the first of two children of Christopher Jude Biesinger  born in PA.

14.7.1.1.2. Tabitha Dior Biesinger, 8-12-1998--, the second of two children of Christopher Jude Biesinger.

14.7.1.2. Michael Owen Biesinger, 6-20-1967--, the second of five children of Rose Neary and George Biesinger born in St. Louis, MO. Michael Biesinger married Linzi Jean Cameron on 9-17-1994 in Hollidaysburg, Pa.

14.7.1.3. George John Biesinger, 11-7-1969--, the third of five children of Rose Neary and George Biesinger born in St. Louis, MO married Jade Lee Little on May 17, 1997 in PA.

14.7.1.4. Andrew Paul Biesinger, 12-28-1970--, the fourth of five children of Rose Neary and George Biesinger born in Altoona, Pa. Andrew Paul Biesinger married but spouse name is unknown.

14.7.1.5. Evan Logan Biesinger, 7-28-1972--, the fifth of five children of Rose Neary and George Biesinger born in Altoona, Pa.

14.7.2. Carole Alice DeLargy, nee Neary, 4-17-1943--, the second of two children of Helen Fries and Ray Neary born in St. Louis. Carole Neary married Robert DeLargy, 8-22-1941--11-25-2003, in St. Louis on 10-6-1967. Bob was born in St. Louis and died in Bradentin, FL. Bob worked for General Dynamics for many years and then with CSC. Carole and her family lived in West St. Louis Co for many years. Carole Neary and Robert DeLargy had two children.

14.7.2.1. Robert Joseph DeLargy, 11-30-1969--, the first of two children of Carole Neary and Robert DeLargy born in St. Louis. Bob married Krista Lynn Passmore in Waynesville, MO. on Aug. 6, 1994. Bob and Krista both graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Bob works for MCI World Com in Arlington, VA. and Krista is an attorney in Washington DC. They live in Falls Church, VA.

14.7.2.2. Joseph Patrick DeLargy, 2-16-1972--, the second of two children of Carole Neary and Robert DeLargy born in St. Louis. Graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, MO. Joe works as a broker for Olde Discount Brokers Corp. in the Kansas City, MO area. Joseph married Laura Lynne Hasch on May 19, 2001 in Kansas City, KA at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

14.8. Leroy John Fries, 11-12-1915--10-15-1966, is the eighth of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. He was born at 723 N. Charles St., in Belleville, IL. He lived at 514 Freeburg Ave. in Belleville. Leroy married Deloras Barbeau. They were married at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville in 1951. Leroy worked as a stove mounter in Belleville. He died at 1007 E. "B" St., Belleville, IL.

14.9. Ruth Louise Auringer, nee Corwin, nee Fries, 11-12-1915--9-27-1989, born at 723 N. Charles St. Ruth is the ninth of nine children of Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, and Anne Blaies. Ruth married Russel Corwin Jackson, and after Russel died Ruth later married Charles Auringer. Ruth lived at 200 Fox St., Apt. 110, Sidney, N.Y., 13838. Ruth lived in New York since 1961, and was a very active member of the Women of the Moose, chapter 502. Ruth Fries and Russel Corwin Jackson had one child,

14.9.1. June Joyce Davis, nee Jackson-Ramirez-Martin, 5-31-1938--, the only child of Ruth Fries and Russell Corwin Jackson born in St. Louis. On 5-22-1965, in Los Angeles, June married William Joseph Martin, 7-18-1938--, who was born in Manhattan, KS.  June had been married previously  to Nick Ramirez, --1966,  and had one child.   On 8-31-1996, June married Darrell Davis.

14.9.1.1. Kathleen Ramirez, 2-14-1957--, the only child of June Joyce Davis, nee Jackson-Ramirez born in Atchison, KS. Kathleen lives in Burbank, Calif. and works for the Bank of America.

The Blaies / Blaes family has been in America since about 1849. There are 12 known generations of Blaies' on the paternal side. Ronald Wilson III, 1989--, of R.I. is the first of the 12th generation of Blaies'. The paternal side of the Blaies family goes back to c. 1645 and the maternal Bender side goes back 15 generations to c. 1595.

The 400 page Bender family history

The 60 page Fries family history

The 60 page Lucash family history

[photo of the 2000 reunion at http://mctiernan.com/2000ru.htm ]

Fries Family Reunion, Dec. 1999

Four remaining, Adolph Fries and Anne Blaies' two kids and two of the spouses.

Brand new is the family graphical tree at http://mctiernan.com/Bfam.htm in a graphical box layout allowing you to search the entire file to see if you are included. 

Regards

Michael McTiernan
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NOTES

[photo of the 2000 reunion at http://mctiernan.com/2000ru.htm ]

Video of the 2014 reunion


    Photo of the 2014 Reunion



the above is the 2016 Blaies / Blaes Family reunion at The Catholic War Verterans Post in Freeburg, IL  photo taken by Sharon Voss who should have been in the photo but took the photo instead

To find the names of the parents of Claude BLAISE and Anna KARP, it would be necessary to look at the notary acts at Insming or Dieuze, to look for an agreement about an heritage or so. This can be huge and time-consuming. as per Jean-Paul Hermann.

The town of Silver Lake, Missouri in Perry Co., is a very small with about twelve houses. St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church is in the center of the town of Silver Lake. The church is located on top of a rolling hill that overlooks the lake. The church is a mission served by the seminary in Perryville, Missouri.

The land for the St. Rose of Lima church in Silver Lake, MO was obtained in 1875. The first name of the church was Holy Innocents. The church was later called St. Rose of Lima. It was built with free local labor. The church was first a mission established in 1867. It had a major interior fire in 1936. Most of the local settlers were from the Alsace-Lorraine area of France.

Perry Co., Missouri was formed in 1820, by the Missouri Legislature. It was settled in 1868. The first settlers in Perry Co., MO were recipients of Spanish Land Grants in the early 1800's, and by the mid 1800's, a community had formed around the Grist Mill near the lake, from which the area takes its name. The lake is spring fed and appears to connect with the Saline Creek, which runs near it.

In September of 1870, the local French citizens of Perry County met to donate gifts and money for the suffering people in France, caused by the 1870 war with Germany.

Missouri was first seen by a European explorer in 1541. In 1682, Robert La Salle took possession of Missouri as part of Louisiana and claimed it for France. In 1750, Sainte Geneviev was established as the first permanent settlement in Missouri. It is approximately ten miles from the town of Silver Lake, Missouri. Silver Lake is directly south of St. Clair Co., Illinois. Missouri became the twenty fourth state in the Union. It was a slave state during the Civil War.

In the 1920's, Anne Fries, nee Blaies, had visited cousins named Bender in O'Fallon, IL. They were most likely, descendants of her uncle, Wendell Bender.

If the Blaies family came through New York they would have entered at Castle Garden rather than Ellis Island. Ellis Island did not open until 1892.

Many of the descendants of our four families were married in St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville

SOLVE

  1. Locate the exact address/farm of the original Blaies home in Mascoutah, and Arnold, MO. Check the plot maps in Hillsburo, MO. The 1870 Census states that the Blaies family lived in Township 1, S. R. 6 N in the County of St. Claire, Illinois.
  2. Check Blaies' data in Mascoutah newspaper back to 1884. 618-566-2562.
  3. Check 1850 and 1860 US Census and St. Louis Census for Jean Georges Blaies, 1829-->1857, who was living in St. Louis and working as a carpenter.
  4. A William A. Smith and Elizabeth Bender were married in Jefferson Co. Missouri on 2-22-1857, by the Robert Hurst, Justice of the Peace.
  5. Joseph Bender and Elizabeth Ernst were married on July 31, 1865, in Jefferson Co., Missouri by Father H. Brockhagan a Catholic Priest.

There are additional families researching the Blaies / Blaes family listed below. The three people in France are my generation's 6th and 2nd, 4 times removed cousins respectively. Jean Fleury was actually my generation's 6th and 8th cousin. He most likely is linked to our family through the Potier and Imhoff line also.

Mrs. (Maguy) Jean Fleury (Jean was my generations 6th cousin)
28, rue de la Saussaie
57050 Plappeville, France

Josephine Lauth
8 Grand Rue
Rech 57430 Sarralbe, France
My generation's 6th cousin, 4 generations removed is Jean-Paul Hermann at Jean-Paul.Hermann@renault.com

My generation's 7th cousin, 1 generation removed is RJ Valentine at RJ@Smart.Net

On the maternal side, if like myself your mother's maiden surname was Fries and your grandmother's maiden surname was Blaies / Blaes or your mother's maiden surname was Blaies / Blaes then you descend from Tara who was one of the 7 European daughters of Eve If you are a male with the surname of Fries, Blaies or Bender this does not apply as the mtDNA is passed down maternally not paternally. If your mother's name was Fries but her mother's maiden surname was not Blaies / Blaes then this test is not valid for you. Even though I am a male McTiernan, my mother was a Fries and her mother was a Blaies and her mother was a Bender so I have their mtDNA but my children would not. They would have their mother's mtDNA not mine. The maternal mtDNA tracking is explained at http://mctiernan.com/mtdna.htm.

Other researchers on the Blaies name are located at http://mctiernan.com/blarix.htm

Michael McTiernan


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