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The History of the Lucash Family from Manětín, Prague, Bohemia, Hapsburg-Austrian Empire

from c. 1753 on

Lucash Family Armorial Coat of Arms & Crest

The earliest known member of the Lucash family is Johann Georg Lucash,  1753--. His name in Czech is spelled Lukáše, Lukáška or Luksch and there are nine known generations of his descendents. The recent investigation of records states that his name is spelled, Jan Jiři Lukš.   Our maternal line of Tauber goes back to c. 1733 and the maternal line of Bleyer goes back to 1722.

0. Johann Georg Lucash [or Jan Jiři Lukš],  1753--, is from the village of Manětín, Westboehmen.  The Manětín chateau was built after a town fire in 1712. The building was designed by T. Hafenecker. There is a roofed passageway leading to the Baroque Church of St. John the Baptist. The passageway dates from 1712 - 1719. A collection of paintings by V. Dvorak depicting palace servants can be seen there. There are also numerous Baroque sculptures by S. Borovec and J. Herscher on the terrace in front of the chateau. Baroque statues border the entrance way to the chateau. Originally, Manětín was a Johannite knights´monastery. From 1622 to 1945, the monastery was property of the Lazansky family of Bukova. The members of the family had the Baroque palace built in the town

The town square.

The Baroque Church of St. John the Baptist can be admired in Manětín. Baroque burgher houses can be seen on the northern side of the square. It is near the city of Pilsen which is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is located in western Bohemia. Today, it is an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and administrative center. Pilsen was founded on the confluence of four rivers - Uhlava, Uslava, Radbuza and Mze - by the Czech king Wenceslas II in 1295. Situated on the crossroads of two important trade routes and close to Prague, Pilsen experienced an immediate rapid growth.

Ten kilometers north-east of Manětín is the smallest town in Europe called Rabstejn nad Strelou situated on a hill above the river Strela and surrounded by deep picturesque valleys. It is a beautiful medieval town with Gothic ruins and half-timbered houses.  It was founded in the 1200s and today has a population of 27.

O.  Johann Georg Lucash [or Jan Jiři Lukš ] was born in 1753 and was 32 years old when he married Anna Zottin [Zott] on 2-2-1785 in Nectiny,  house No. 6.  Lucash's occupation was listed as a grain stewart in Rabstejn.  He married Anna Zottin,  7-4-1760--,  who was born in Nectiny, district of Plzere, Bohemia. The witnesses were, Joseph Anton Graf, a manager and Johann Mattusch, a farmer in Rabstejn.  Anna Zottin father's name was Florianus or Florian Zott and her mother's name was Maria Magdalena Bleyer, 1-16-1722--, who was born in Nectiny, district of Plzere, Bohemia.

Maria Magdalena Bleyer, 1-16-1722--, was born in Nectiny, district of Plzere, Bohemia.  Her father was Stephan Pleyer or Bleyer and her mother's name was Barbara, surname unknown. The Godparents at Magdalena Bleyer's baptisim were Maria Magdalena Randan from Lohmill, Elisabeth Lippert, Anna Kufner and Franz Ohrl.  Florianus or Florian Zott was Maria Magdalena's father and he was born about 1737 or sooner. 

Florian Zott and Maria Magdalena Bleyer were married on 7-19-1757 in Nectiny.  Florian was a shoemaker.  Magdalena was the daughter of Stephan Bleyer, --<1757, who was from Nectiny and was a tailor.  The whitnesses at the wedding were Franciscus Schubert and Franciscus Folger, both from Nectiny.  Special church permission was issued for the marriage on the 3rd and the 4th grade.  This indicates that they were cousins.  Florian Zott and Maria Magdalena Bleyer had the following three children.

1. Victorinus Josephus Zott, 1-2-1758--,  the first of three children of Florian Zott and Maria Magdalena Bleyer born in Nectiny. 

2. Maria Anna Juliana Zottin [Zott], 7-4-1760--, the second of three children of Florian Zott and Maria Magdalena Bleyer [on the birth certificate Anna's full name is Maria Anna Juliana Zottin [Zott], 7-4-1760--,] born in Nectiny.    Anna's Godparents at her baptism were Simon Laidatsch, Juliana Kuhnerin and Antonius Gössl, all from Nectiny. 

3. Josephus Laurentius Zott, 9-9-1763--,  the third child of three children of Florian Zott and Maria Magdalena Bleyer born in Nectiny.

In 1847, 0. Johann Georg Lucash [or Jan Jiři Lukš ] and Anna Zottin [Zott]'s son 1. Joseph Ignatz Lucash, 1793--1868, was living at 306 or 106 Bartolomeigasse in Prague in the parish of St. Jilji.

The parish records list a Joseph Lucash living at 106. Prague records say it was 306. Very little additional information is known at this time about either Johann Georg Lucash or his wife Anna Zottin. They had at least the following two children. 

1. Joseph Ignatz Lucash, 1793--1868, the first of two children of Johann Georg Lucash and Anna Zottin born at house # 130 in the village of Manětín which is about 20 miles from Prague. Illinois' records show his middle initial as L.

2. Maria or Mary Wottowa, nee Lucash, 5-16-1828--5-18-1911, the second of two children of Johann Georg Lucash and Anna Zottin born in Prague. Mary married John W. Wottowa.

Joseph Lucash's family and Mary Wottowa, nee Lucash's family came to America on the same ship.

1. Joseph Ignatz Lucash, 1793--1868, was born on June 17, 1793 at house # 130 in the village of Manetin which is about 20 miles from Prague. The cemetery records at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Freeburg, IL state that Joseph was born on May 15, 1804 and died on September 1, 1868, in Freeburg, IL. All known documents state that he was from Prague, Bohemia, Hapsburg-Austrian Empire. Bohemia was part of the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire until the end of The Great War, which was the death of all the old great Empires, long after Joseph Ignatz Lucash had emigrated.

The name of Joseph's first wife is unknown. They would have married around 1833. Joseph married his second wife, Josepha Kraus on 11-1-1847 in Prague, Bohemia, Hapsberg-Austrian Empire.

Joseph Ignatz Lucash's second wife, Josepha Cross (Kraus / Kreuz), 1814--1904, was born on 2-14-1814, at house # 16 in the village of Zadub [Saduba], Bohemia. Josepha died in Freeburg on November 11, 1904. The Freeburg Cemetery records state that Josepha [Elizabeth] was born on 11-19-1820 and died on 11-28-1904. Most Illinois' records state her first name as Elizabeth.

The marriage record of 1. Joseph Ignatz Lucash, 1793--1868, list Josepha Kraus, 1814--, as his wife. The father of Josepha Kraus, 1814--, was Kasper Kraus, c. 1784--, from Zadub [in German Sadub], district of Plzeri, occupation listed as a grain stewart. Her mother was Margaretha Tauber, from Olesna [in old Czech, Elsch], district of Klatovy.

Margaretha Tauber's father was John Tauber, c. 1754--, born in house # 16 in the village of Olesna [in old Czech, Elsch], Bohemia and her mother was Barbara, last name unknown. John Tauber's occupation is listed as a peasant cottager. John Tauber is the earliest known maternal ancestor in the Lucash line.

An interesting connection here is that the word Kraus in German means curly. The German word Kreuz means Cross. Joseph Lucash's wife's maiden name in the Belleville, IL St. Peter's church record is listed as Cross. That may have been a bad translation in German from Kraus to Kreuz to Cross in English. The translation twist of Kraus to Kreuz to Cross, may well mean that this is the path that has taken so long to find. More research needs to be done.

They were married in November 1, 1847 at the parish church of St. Jilji in Prague. The witnesses were Wilhelm Preisl, wagon manufacturer and Franz Mannetz. The marriage bands were published on October 17, 24 and 31 in 1847. Married: Wilhelm Kabesch (may have been the priest's name).

Bohemia is a saucer shaped plateau ringed by hills and mountains. Most Bohemians belong to a Slavic group called Czechs. The first known inhabitants of Bohemia were the Boli, a Celtic tribe that lived in the region during 300 B.C. The name Bohemia comes from the word Boli. The Czech word for Bohemia, is Cechy, it refers to the Czechs, who had settled in the region by about 500 A.D. Czechoslovakia is spelled Cesko-slovensko in Czech.

The Kingdom of Bohemia became part of the Roman Catholic Austro-Hungarian Empire with the defeat of the Protestant Hussites at the Battle of White Mountain in 1620, and remained part of the Empire until 1918, when it became part of the western part of Czechoslovakia. Because of this political changing of the boundaries, Bohemians inherited a dual linguistic heritage: Czech which was their native tongue and German which was the language of the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire.

In 1992, the country known as Czechoslovakia was again split in two with Bohemia becoming one half of the old country. This happened as a fall out of the break up of the Russian U.S.S.R in 1992.

The Dynasties in Czechoslovakia were the Great Moravian House of Mojmir until 906, the Czech House of Premysl until 1306, Luxembourg until 1437, Jagiello until 1526, and the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire until 1918. The Lucash family left Bohemia under the Hapsburg-Austrian rule of Franz Joseph II, the Austrian emperor and King of Bohemia.

After the 30 Years War ended in 1648, records of all the Protestant Nobility were erased. Children often assumed the name of a grandparent or relative who was Catholic. Old families often changed their surnames if they stayed in Czechoslovakia.

From the years 1850 to 1860 regional passports were given out by the regional government. These records are stored in Prague. Prior to 1850 the passports were given in Vienna, but these records may be in Prague today.

After the year 1620, the nobility saw to it that people did not move around. It was a time when people and families stayed put. Prior to 1620 there was quite a bit of movement in the population. After 1670, a total of 66 % of the population stayed put. Between the years of 1592 and 1620 only 7 % of families remained in one town.

In 1908, Bohemia became a province of the new independent republic of Czechoslovakia. The Czechoslovakian government abolished the province of Bohemia in 1949. Since then Bohemia has been a geographic region, rather than a political unit. In 1848, after centuries of rule the Bohemians revolted against the Austrian's and lost. That unsuccessful revolt was most likely one of the principal cause of the mass emigration of 1848. All of this changed again in 1992.

Many Bohemian patriots, sought to evade the consequences of their patriotic zeal, as the courts showed little mercy to those accused of political crimes. The revolution of 1848, or its aftermath may have been the reason Joseph Ignatz Lucash, his second wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross [Kraus] and family left the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire for America.

The name of Joseph Lucash's first wife is unknown. Most likely, she would have been born before 1813, married c.1833, and died between 1843 and 1847. Joseph had three children by that first marriage, Hanna, Barbara and John Lucash. The remaining Lucash children would have been from Joseph's second marriage to Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz).

Joseph Ignatz Lucash and his second wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz), were most likely married in the St. Jilji Catholic Parish in Prague November 1, 1847. Joseph Ignatz Lucash was around 51 years old when he married for the second time. Josepha [Elizabeth] would have been about 33 years old and it might have been her second marriage.

Joseph Lucash had two wives. The name of the first wife who was the mother of three of the children is unknown. His second wife was Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz), 1814--1904 born in Prague, Bohemia, Hapsburg-Austrian Empire. Both Joseph, his wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] and the children listed below immigrated to America. They landed in New Orleans, LA in 1852 and came up the Mississippi River by river boat to settle in Freeburg, IL. The name Lucash means archer in Czech. According to verbal family history, Joseph Lucash was a horse trader in Illinois not a farmer.

The Joseph Ignatz Lucash family
# in
history
1st wife
name unknown
<1813--<1848
born in Prague
2nd wife
Josepha [Elizabeth]
Kraus (Kreuz /Cross)
1814--1904
born in Zadub
YOB--YOD Birthplace Spouse
1.1. Hanna Lucash ---- 1834--<1900 Prague, Bohemia ----
1.2. Barbara Fries,
nee Lucash
---- 1840--1924 Prague, Bohemia Konradius Fries
1.3. John Lucash ---- 1844--1925 Prague, Bohemia Maria Jicha
1.4. ---- Paul Lucash 1849--1916 Prague, Bohemia ----
1.5. ---- Joseph B. Lucash Sr. 1852--1926 Prague, Bohemia Anastasia Vratney
1.6. ---- Mathias Lucash 1860--1881 Freeburg, IL ----
1.7. ---- Elizabeth Slazer,
nee Lucash
1861--1943 Freeburg, IL Henry J. Slazer
1.8. ---- Theresa Paule,
nee Lucash
1864-->1933 Freeburg, IL Joseph Paule
1.9. ---- Frank Lucash 1868--1933 Turkey Hill, IL Katherine Haytmann

The Lucash family immigrated to the United States in 1854. Joseph Ignatz Lucash was 61 years old at the time. The family left the German seaport of Bremen on December 10, 1853, on the ship Sir Robert Peel. They had a second class cabin on deck and took two trunks of clothing on the trip. The trip took 47 days to cross the ocean to New Orleans from Bremen, Germany. The ship Sir Robert Peel was operating under the colors of R. M. Slomann Co. of Hamburg, Germany. The Captain of the Sir Robert Peel was Mineholt in February 1857. It carried 650 tons with a 17' draft. It was built in Lubec in 1852 with 2 decks. It could hold almost 300 passengers for the trip.

Bremen is 60 miles from the North Sea. It had to be extremely cold in the North Atlantic when the Lucash family sailed in December of 1853. The Lucash family landed in New Orleans, La. on Jan. 26, 1854. They listed St. Louis as their final destination. They spent the Christmas holidays on board the ship crossing the ocean.

The ship, Sir Robert Peel was 158 ft. long, and 36 ft. wide. It was built in New York in 1846. The Captain was J. C. Wienholtz. The ship carried 295 passengers on that voyage. The ship was a little longer than half the size of a football field.

The Lucash family came up the Mississippi River by steam boat. They settled in the town of Freeburg, in St. Clair Co., Illinois, in the Spring or Summer of 1854. Freeburg is at 38.29.28 North and 89.56.13 West. One of the family farms was in Turkey Hill, IL. The other family farm was at 415 Old Fayetteville Rd. in Freeburg, IL. Silver Creek runs right through the Lucash farm.

The ship's manifest spelled the Lucash name, Lukasch. The first Bohemians arriving in St. Louis settled in what was then called Frenchtown. This section of St. Louis was later referred to as Bohemian Hill and today is called Soulard. The boundaries of this area on the near south side of the city are Lafayette Ave., 7th Street, Russell Blvd., and 18th Street. At the time, this part of St. Louis was known as "Bohemian Hill" and was a very active settlement with a highly regarded library.

In the early months of 1854, Franklin Pierce was president of the United States.  the Civil War was seven years in the future.  Only the eastern half of the U.S. was settled, with 17 states, the rest of the country was unorganized territory, and large portions of Arizona and new Mexico were still part of the Republic of Mexico.  The pony express was the fastest method of communication, and the riverboats and covered wagons were the major forms of transportation.

In St. Louis, Missouri, an event occurred in March 1854 that would impact many thousands of lives over the next hundred and fifty years.  The port city of St. Louis became the center of Czech life in america, mostly because the Mississippi river was the best connection with the Eastern seaboard and because there was an established German community that these early Czech settlers could relate to.

In 1855, the early Bohemian immigrants were able to build their own church in St. Louis, St. John Nepomuk. The Lucash family often traveled from Freeburg to St. John's to attend services and sing in the church choir. This was the first Bohemian church in America.  More info is found about St. Nepomuk Church at their web site http://www.iarelative.com/czech/st_john.htm   This site is a courtesy of Jess Wottowa.

It was not until the revolution of 1848, when the anticlerical and freethinkers revolted in Bohemia, that any significant number of Bohemians emigrated. They arrived in St. Louis traveling up the Mississippi River from the port of New Orleans. The Bohemian immigration occurred in two waves: 1848-1870 and 1870-1920. The first wave tended to settle in St. Louis and the surrounding area. The second wave used St. Louis as a jumping off place to Chicago and other parts of the Midwest.

There existed two sets of parallel Bohemian institutions in St. Louis as well as the rest of the United States: Roman Catholic and Protestant (Hussite). The two groups did not associate or intermingle.

The Lucash family was part of the first wave and settled in Freeburg, Illinois. When the Lucash family arrived in America, Millard Filmore was the 13th President. Children were now required to go to school in Massachusetts by law. Bloomer girls were starting the fight for woman's suffrage, and in 1852, the first successful airship was flown by Henri Giffard. Joseph Ignatz Lucash had never seen the ocean before he crossed it. Now he was hearing about airships. He probably wondered what he was in for next.

At 67 years of age, Joseph Ignatz Lucash died in Freeburg, Illinois on September 1, 1868. Thirty six years later, at 84, his second wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Lucash, nee Cross (Kraus / Kreuz) passed away on November 28, 1904. Both are buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Freeburg, Illinois.

The 1860 Federal Census for Illinois states that the Lucash land was worth $1100, the house $400. The neighbors on both sides were also from Bohemia.

1. Joseph Ignatz Lucash had at least nine children. Three of the nine were by his first wife, name unknown. Six were by his second wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz). Five of the nine were born in Bohemia and emigrated to America. The remaining four were born in Illinois. The four born in Illinois were the first American born generation of the Lucash family.

According to verbal family history, Joseph paid Josepha [Elizabeth] a dowry for three children when they were married. The three children from Joseph's first marriage would have been 1.1. Hanna, 1.2. Barbara and 1.3. John.

1. Joseph Ignatz Lucash's, 1793--1868, nine children are,

1.1. Hanna Lucash, 1834--<1900, was Joseph Ignatz Lucash's first of nine children and oldest child, first of three by his first wife, name unknown.

1.2. Barbara Fries, nee Lucash, 11-29-1840--6-4-1924, was the second of nine children of Joseph Ignatz Lucash and the second of three by his first wife, name unknown.

Barbara Fries, nee Lucash was born in Prague, Bohemia, Hapsburg-Austrian Empire, on Sunday, November 29, 1840.

On January 16, 1868, at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois, Barbara married Konradus Fries, 8-25-1834--2-18-1897. Barbara was 28 and Konradus was 32 at the time. In later years, Barbara was an active member of the Christian Mothers and Altar Society at St. Peter's.

Konradus had served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was in Co. "B", 149th Illinois Infantry. Photo on left is not 100 % confirmed to be Konrad

Like Konradus, Barbara's brother, John Lucash, was in the Civil War. Perhaps at Barbara's wedding they talked about their experiences in the Union Army.

Konradus Fries was born in Kützbrunn, Baden, Germany on August 25, 1834. He left Kützbrunn on April 6, 1848, for America with his parents, Georgius Michael Fries and Cristina Deppisch, and four sisters. He was 14 years old at the time. They settled in St. Clair Co., Illinois, in the town of Belleville. Konradus' paternal grandparents came from the small German village of Struth, in Bavaria. Struth is only five miles from Kützbrunn, Baden.

Barbara, the second oldest of the Lucash children, was 13 when the Lucash family emigrated to America. Barbara, her three brothers Paul, John, and Joseph, her older sister, Hanna, and her parents came over from Bremen, Germany and arrived at New Orleans, La. They then came up the Mississippi River by steamboat to Freeburg, Illinois. Barbara, and her sister Hanna, most likely, had the job of minding her three younger brothers during the trip to their new home in Illinois.

Coming up the Mississippi River on a steam boat in the summer of 1854, must have been quite a thrill. Seeing all the big plantations along the river would be quite a contrast to the streets of Prague.

Barbara was twenty years old when the Civil War started in 1860. She and her family had been here in America for six years. Illinois was a free state and for the most part was on the side of the Union. Barbara may have seen similarities between the American Civil War and the many wars among the German and Hapsburg-Austrian Empires. In 1898, when Barbara was 58, the Spanish American War began.

Barbara, her children, and her grandchildren most likely, went to the World's Fair in St. Louis, in 1904. Perhaps they had one of the first ice cream cones or hot dogs ever sold.

In 1898, Barbara lived at 315 S. Richmond St. in Belleville. Later she lived at 317 S. Second St. in Belleville, Illinois. That is now the grounds of St. Peter's Cathedral. A small chapel stands on the spot where Barbara lived.

At the start of WW I in 1914, Barbara was seventy four. Sixty one years earlier she left her homeland, the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire. She could still speak German, as could her son Adolph and his wife, Anne Blaies. Barbara Fries, nee Lucash had spent the first 13 years of her life in Prague, Bohemia, Hapsburg-Austrian Empire. Now, her adopted country was going to war with Germany and the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire.

At 84, Barbara died in Belleville on June 4th, 1924. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery, south east of Belleville. She used to bake cookies for her grandchildren after school. Barbara was living at her house on South Second St., when she died. A small chapel on the grounds of St. Peter's Cathedral is now located where the house stood. Barbara Fries, nee Lucash, 1840--1924, and her husband, Konradus Fries, 1834--1897, had seven children.

The seven children of Barbara Lucash and Konradus Fries all born in Belleville, IL
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History
Name of
child
YOB-YOD Spouse Where settled
1.2.1. Mary Kling, nee Fries 1868-1906 Michael Kling Belleville, IL
1.2.2. John Fries 1871-1905 NA Belleville, IL
1.2.3. Edward Fries 1872-1927 Ida Dahm East St. Louis, IL
1.2.4. Joseph N. Fries 1875-1941 Caroline Reiner Belleville, IL
1.2.5. George F. Fries 1877-1952 Margaret Dahm Chicago, IL
1.2.6. Adolph Fries 1879-1945 Anne Blaies Belleville, IL
1.2.7. Julius (Frank) Fries 1882-1932 Louisa Verhoff Oceanside, CA

1.2.1. Mary Kling, nee Fries, 10-1-1868--6-15-1906, the first of seven children of Konradus Fries, 1834--1897, and Barbara Lucash. Mary was the first child born in America in the Fries family. On 9-2-1891, in Belleville, IL, Mary Fries married Michael Kling whose parents [photo of Michael's parents] were, Gottfried Kling, 1830-1914, and Anna Kramer, 1844-1896.

The 1891 photo at left is of Mary Fries and Michael Kling.

They lived at 315 S. Richmond Street. Michael Kling, 9-29-1866--4-20-1932, was a carpenter for most of his life. Michael and his family lived at 100 S. 34th St. in Belleville in 1931.

Michael Kling died at the home of his daughter in Freeburg, Illinois. His daughter's name was Estella Lucash, the wife of Joseph B. Lucash. Michael Kling and his wife Mary Fries, are buried in Green Mount Cemetery. Michael had a younger sister by the name of Julie Mary Goss, nee Kling.

Mary Kling, nee Fries, was the baptismal sponsor for several Lucash children at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Freeburg, Illinois. Mary Fries and Michael Kling had seven children, they are,

1.2.1.1. Arthur Franz Kling, 7-8-1892--1-5-1917, the first of seven children of Mary Fries and Michael Kling and died at a hospital in Mount Vernon, IL. Prior to his death, he was employed in Mt Vernon at the steel car plant.

1.2.1.2. Estella Mary Lucash, nee Kling, 2-1-1894--9-18-1968, the second of seven children of Mary Fries and Michael Kling. Estella married 1.5.3. Joseph B. Lucash Jr., 7-12-1882--11-12-1974, at St Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois on September 26, 1917.

Wedding photo of Estella Kling and Joseph B. Lucash at left.

In 1912, Estella and Anna Hummel climbed the scaffolding to the top of St Peter's Cathedral, which was under construction at the time. Estella and Joseph lived in Freeburg, Illinois for most of their married life and are buried in St. Joseph's cemetery in Freeburg.

Estella was the godmother for 1.2.6.1. Florence McTiernan, nee Fries, 1911--2000. Estella Kling and Joseph Lucash have the following four children. 

1.2.1.2.1. Aloys J. Lucash, 6-21-1918--10-14-1985, the first of four children of Estella Kling and Joseph Lucash (see 1.5.3.1.)

1.2.1.2.2. Virginia E. Lucash, 7-8-1920--, the second of four children of Estella Kling and Joseph Lucash born in Belleville, IL and lives there today. (see 1.5.3.2.)

1.2.1.2.3. Cyril E. Lucash, 7-10-1922--10-11-1994, the third of four children of Estella Kling and Joseph Lucash born in Belleville, IL (see 1.5.3.3.)

1.2.1.2.4. Joseph A. Lucash, 12-19-1927--, the fourth of four children of Estella Kling and Joseph Lucash born in Freeburg, IL (see 1.5.3.4.)

1.2.1.3. Ida Schmidt, nee Kling, 10-23-1896--9-18-1934, the third of seven children of Mary Fries and Michael Kling. On 10-08-1919, Ida Kling married John Schmidt, 2-26-1894--9-27-1972, a veteran of WWI. They resided in Belleville, Il. Their ten children are,

1.2.1.3.1. Rita Olinda Bien, nee Schmidt, 7-11-1920--10-6-2008, the first of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt born and died in Belleville, IL. On 4-16-1947, in St Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, IL, Rita Schmidt married Gordon D. Bien, 12-9-1924--. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, where she served as a parish volunteer.  Rita was also a member of the Belleville Senior Citizens Club and served on the PTO at Mamie O. Stookey School.   The family live in Belleville, Il. and have six children.

1.2.1.3.1.1. Suzanne Ellen Austerman, nee Bien, 1-5-1950--, the first of six children of Rita Schmitt and Gordon Bien. On 11-19-1971, at St Teresa's, Sue married George Austerman, 4-12-1949--. Sue Ellen Bien and George Austerman had the foillowing two children. 

1.2.1.3.1.1.1. Kelli Sue Austerman, 7-10-1973--, the first of two children of Sue Ellen Bien and George Austerman. 

1.2.1.3.1.1.2. Matthew Austerman, 8-20-1977--, the second of two children of Sue Ellen Bien and George Austerman. 

1.2.1.3.1.2. Karen Ann Temporitti, nee Bien, 9-28-1951--, the second of six children of Rita Schmitt and Gordon Bien. On 8-4-1973, Karen Ann Bien married John J Temporitti. They have four children.

1.2.1.3.1.2.1. Kristina Temporitti, 10-27-1975--,  the first of four children of Karen Ann Bien and John J. Temporitti. 

1.2.1.3.1.2.2. John J. Temporitti Jr., 8-18-1978--, the second of four children of Karen Ann Bien and John J. Temporitti. John J. Temporitti Jr. married a woman by the name of Katie and have one child.

1.2.1.3.1.2.2.1.  John J. Temporitti III, the first child of John J. Temporitti Jr. and Katie

1.2.1.3.1.2.3. Elizabeth W. Cole, nee Temporitti, 4-9-1980--, the third of four children of Karen Ann Bien and John J. Temporitti.  Elizabeth W. Temporitti married John Cole.

1.2.1.3.1.2.4. Michael G. Temporitti, 6-2-1983--, the fourth of four children of Karen Ann Bien and John J. Temporitti.

1.2.1.3.1.3.   Patricia Marie Bien, 6-25-1953--, the third of six children of Rita Schmitt and Gordon Bien.

1.2.1.3.1.4.  Jo Ann Ford, nee Redford, nee Bien, 1-27-1956--, the fourth of ten children of Rita Schmidt and Gordon D. Bien. On 9-20-1975, Jo Ann Bien married Bruce Campbell, --8-20-1975. Jo Ann married Dale Radford on 1-26-1996. Jo Ann is now married to Galen Hannon. Jo Ann Bien and Bruce Campbell had the following three children.

1.2.1.3.1.4.1. Kurt Allen Campbell, 12-20-1976--, the first of three children of Jo Ann Bien and Bruce Campbell.  Kurt Allen Campbell married to a woman by the name of Jammie and have one child.

1.2.1.3.1.4.1.1.  Kevin Campbell,  the first child of Kurt Allen Campbell and Jammie

1.2.1.3.1.4.2. Holli Feuss, nee Campbell, 4-17-1979--, the second of three children of Jo Ann Bien and Bruce Campbell.  Holli Campbell married Brian Feuss on 6-3-2000, at St Teresa's in Belleville, Illinois.

1.2.1.3.1.4.3. Nicole Labbee, nee Campbell, 8-21-1980--, the third of three children of Jo Ann Bien and Bruce Campbell.  Nicole Campbell married Ron Labbee and have one child.

1.2.1.3.1.4.3.1.  Breann Labbee, the first child of Nicole Campbell and Ron Labbee

1.2.1.3.1.5. Robert John Bien, 9-10-1957--, the fifth of six children of Rita Schmitt and Gordon Bien.

1.2.1.3.1.6. Toni Kay Hannon, nee Bien, 1-2-1962--, the sixth of ten children of Rita Schmidt and Gordon D. Bien. On 7-30-1983, Toni Kay Bien married John Hannon. Toni Kay Bien and John Hannon have three children.

1.2.1.3.1.6.1. Valerie Lynn Hannon, 9-12-1987--, the first of three children of Toni Kay Bien and John Hannon. 

1.2.1.3.1.6.2. Jennifer Diana Hannon, 8-11-????--, the second of three children of Toni Kay Bien and John Hannon.

1.2.1.3.1.6.3. Alan J Hannon, 5-3-1995--, the third of three children of Toni Kay Bien and John Hannon. 

1.2.1.3.2. Raymond Elmer Schmidt, 8-24-1921--11-7-2007, the second of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt. Raymond Schmidt married Madeline Selgrade, --2009, and they have one child.

1.2.1.3.2.1. Joan Doerrfeld, nee Schmidt,  the only child of Raymond Schmidt and Madeline Selgrade.  Joan Schmidt married Richard P. Doerrfeld. They had two children.

1.2.1.3.2.1.1.   Melissa Lee Doerrfeld,   the first of two children of Joan Schmidt and Richard P. Doerrfeld.   Melissa Lee Doerrfeld is married with one child.

1.2.1.3.2.1.1.1. Baylee Unknown, surname unknown,

1.2.1.3.2.1.2. Scott Doerrfeld, the second of two children of Joan Schmidt and Richard P. Doerrfeld.

1.2.1.3.3.  Paul Joseph Schmidt Sr., 5-20-1923--9-8-1965, the third of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt. Paul Joseph Schmidt Sr was a veteran of WWII and served in the US Army 64 th Chemical Division. On 4-12-1947, Paul Joseph Schmidt Sr married Minta Faith at St Mary's Church in Belleville, Illinois and had the following five children. 

1.2.1.3.3.1.  Paul Joseph Schmidt, Jr, 10-26-1948--, the first of five children of Paul Joseph Schmidt Sr and Minta Faith.  Paul Jr is a Purple Heart Veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the US Army from June 1968 to January 1970. On 2-19-1972, Paul Joseph Schmidt, Jr married Dorothy Feigl. They had three children.

1.2.1.3.3.1.1. Paul Joseph Schmidt III, 11-30-1974--2-26-1997, the first of three children of Paul Joseph Schmidt, Jr and Dorothy Feigl

1.2.1.3.3.1.2. Ryan Michael Schmidt, 1-1-1981--,  the second of three children of Paul Joseph Schmidt, Jr and Dorothy Feigl.  Ryan Michael Schmidt married Jennifer Carnahan, 10-1-1982--,   and had one daughter.

1.2.1.3.3.1.2.1.  Riley Schmidt, 8-27-2009--, the daughter of Ryan Michael Schmidt and Jennifer Carnahan born in Belleville, IL

1.2.1.3.3.1.3. Emily Schmidt, 5-14-1984--, the third of three children of Paul Joseph Schmidt, Jr and Dorothy Feigl

1.2.1.3.3.2.  Gary Scmidt, 1-4-1950--,  the second of five children of Paul Joseph Schmidt Sr and Minta Faith.  Gary is a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the US Army from June 1969 threw Jan 1971. Gary Scmidt married Jaclyn Mayes and has the following three children.

1.2.1.3.3.2.1. Todd Schmidt, 6-12-1976--, the first of three children of Gary Scmidt and Jaclyn Mayes

1.2.1.3.3.2.2. Christopher Schmidt, 3-3-1979--, the second of three children of Gary Scmidt and Jaclyn Mayes

1.2.1.3.3.2.3. Kevin Schmidt, 1-20-1983--, the third of three children of Gary Scmidt and Jaclyn Mayes

1.2.1.3.3.3. Mark Schmidt, 10-19-1954--,  the third of five children of Paul Joseph Schmidt Sr and Minta Faith. Mark Schmidt married Deborah Marlen on 8-18-1979. They have four children. 

1.2.1.3.3.3.1. Ashley Schmidt, 8-18-1982--, the first of four children of Mark Schmidt and Deborah Marlen. 

1.2.1.3.3.3.2. Tara Schmidt, 9-14-1984--, the second of four children of Mark Schmidt and Deborah Marlen. 

1.2.1.3.3.3.3. Brittany Schmidt, 3-5-1988-, the third of four children of Mark Schmidt and Deborah Marlen. 

1.2.1.3.3.3.4. Toree Schmidt, 12-12-1991--, the fourth of four children of Mark Schmidt and Deborah Marlen. 

1.2.1.3.3.4. Thomas Schmidt, 1-24-1959--,  the fourth of five children of Paul Joseph Schmidt Sr and Minta Faith.  Thomas Schmidt married Rhonda Boschert, 1959--, and  have four children. 

1.2.1.3.3.4.1. Brian Andrew Schmidt, 8-13-1986--8-13-1986, the first of fourth children of Thomas Schmidt and Rhonda Boschert

1.2.1.3.3.4.2.  Andrew Paul Schmidt, 7-2-1988-, the second of fourth children of Thomas Schmidt and Rhonda Boschert

1.2.1.3.3.4.3. Megan Schmidt, 9-21-1990--,  the third of fourth children of Thomas Schmidt and Rhonda Boschert

1.2.1.3.3.4.4. Anna Schmidt, 8-25-1995--, the fourth of fourth children of Thomas Schmidt and Rhonda Boschert.

1.2.1.3.3.5.
Cathy Wilson, nee Schmidt, 11-1-1961--,  the fifth of five children of Paul Joseph Schmidt Sr and Minta Faith.  Cathy Schmidt married Michael Wilson, 1958--,  on 10-2-1982. They have two children. 

1.2.1.3.3.5.1. Jeffery Wilson, 8-23-1984--, the first of two children of Cathy Schmidt and Michael Wilson. 

1.2.1.3.3.5.2. Brandon Wilson, 5-1-1987--, the second of two children of Cathy Schmidt and Michael Wilson.

1.2.1.3.4. James J. Schmidt, 7-11-1924--11-17-2008, the fourth of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt. James Schmidt entered the Armed Services in May 1943 and served with the 754th Field Artillery Battalion in Europe. retired as the owner and operator of Schmidt’s Tavern in Belleville, IL.  He was a member of St. Henry’s Parish, Belleville, IL; Catholic Fraternal Life; and Belleville-Swansea Moose Lodge 1221.  On 1-29-1947 in Belleville, IL, James Schmidt married Fay Wasem, 9-7-1927--8-20-1996, and had two children.

1.2.1.3.4.1. Terry Schmidt, 12-15-1947--, the first of two children of James Schmidt and Fay Wasem. On 5-10-1975, Terry Schmidt married Jacquelyn Gale. They have one child.

1.2.1.3.4.1.1. Shannon DeKeyrel, nee Schmidt,  the only child of Terry Schmidt and Jacquelyn Gale.  Shannon Schmidt married Brian DeKeyrel on 6-14-1997. They have one child,

1.2.1.3.4.1.1.1. Tyler E DeKeyrel, 3-13-1999--,

1.2.1.3.4.2. David C. Schmidt, 11-25-1949--,  the second of two children of James Schmidt and Fay Wasem. On 12-1-1973 at St Phillip's in East St Louis,  David Schmidt married Marlyn Higgins. They have one child.

1.2.1.3.4.2.1. Jason Schmidt, 5-11-1977--,

1.2.1.3.5. Mary Abertine Clement, nee Schmidt, 9-8-1925--, the fifth of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt. On 2-15-1947, Mary Abertine Schmidt married Milton George Clement, 8-22-1917--12-11-1987, at St Dominic's in Breese, Illinois. They made their home in Belleville, IL and have four children.

1.2.1.3.5.1. Mary Ann Arnold, nee Clement, 11-14-1948--, the first of four children of Mary Abertine Schmidt and Milton George Clement. On 6-22-1968, Mary Ann Clement married James A. Arnold, Jr, 11-25-1945--, at St Elizabeth's Chapel in Belleville. Mary Ann Clement and James A. Arnold, Jr have the following two children.

1.2.1.3.5.1.1. Daniel Arnold, 7-9-1974--, the first of two children of Mary Ann Clement and James A. Arnold, Jr.  On 6-20-1998, Daniel Arnold married Laura Ann Overmiller, 9-3-1970--. They have one child,

1.2.1.3.5.1.1.1. Mackenzie Ann Arnold,

1.2.1.3.5.1.2. Timothy Arnold, 9-16-1975--, the second of two children of Mary Ann Clement and James A. Arnold, Jr.  On 12-6-1996, Timothy Arnold married Christy Lee Tyson, 7-22-1971--. They have one child,

1.2.1.3.5.1.2.1. Zachary Jordan Arnold,

1.2.1.3.5.2. Stephen John Clement, 7-4-1951--,  the second of four children of Mary Abertine Schmidt and Milton George Clement. Stephen John Clement married on 1-11-1975, Patricia Lynn Guetterman, 11-3-1952--, at St Peter's Cathedral in Belleville. They have one child,

1.2.1.3.5.2.1. Neil Clement, 1-31-1979--,

1.2.1.3.5.3. Linda K Farris, nee Clement, 6-27-1952--, the third of four children of Mary Abertine Schmidt and Milton George Clement. Linda K. Clement married Ronald Farris, 9-20-1947--, in Belleville on 6-28-1975. They have one child.

1.2.1.3.5.3.1. Christopher Farris, 4-12-1979--,

1.2.1.3.5.4. Sharen Marie Taylor, nee Clement, 1-15-1960--, the fourth of four children of Mary Abertine Schmidt and Milton George Clement. Sharon Marie Clement married Mark Taylor, 3-15-1960--, on 7-18-1987, at St Peter's Cathedral in Belleville. Sharon Marie Clement and Mark Taylor have the following two children. 

1.2.1.3.5.4.1. Gregory Taylor, 10-16-1989--, the first of two children of Sharon Marie Clement and Mark Taylor. 

1.2.1.3.5.4.2. Kimberly Taylor, 8-29-1991--, the second of two children of Sharon Marie Clement and Mark Taylor. 

1.2.1.3.6. Dorothy Margaret Schmidt, 12-17-1926--, the sixth of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt.

1.2.1.3.7. Pauline Louise Bietsch, nee Schmidt, 10-1-1928--, the seventh of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt. On 4-11-1953, Pauline Louise Schmidt married Alvin Frank Bietch, 7-7-1927--. Pauline Louise Schmidt and Alvin Frank Bietch have four children.

1.2.1.3.7.1. Janet Kay Joellenbeck, nee Bietsch, 11-2-1954--, the first of four children of Pauline Louise Schmidt and Alvin Frank Bietch.  Janet Kay Bietch married Norman Joellenbeck, 10-21-1940--, at St Teresa's on 7-29-1978.

1.2.1.3.7.2. Michael Walter Bietsch, 12-2-1955--, the second of four children of Pauline Louise Schmidt and Alvin Frank Bietch.  On 6-20-1981, Michael Walter Bietsch married Deborah Schindler, 11-12-1956--. They have three children.

1.2.1.3.7.2.1. Mathew Bietsch, 2-10-1986--, the first of three children of  Michael Walter Bietsch and Deborah Schindler. 

1.2.1.3.7.2.2. Andrew Bietsch, 8-29-1989--, the second of three children of  Michael Walter Bietsch and Deborah Schindler. 

1.2.1.3.7.2.3. Lori Bietsch, 2-6-1991--,  the third of three children of  Michael Walter Bietsch and Deborah Schindler. 

1.2.1.3.7.3. Donna Marie Bietsch, 11-1-1958--,  the third of four children of Pauline Louise Schmidt and Alvin Frank Bietch. 

1.2.1.3.7.4. Ronald Bietsch, 6-13-1960--, the fourth of four children of Pauline Louise Schmidt and Alvin Frank Bietch.  On 9-4-1982, Ronald Bietsch married Julie Haynes, 3-25-1960--. Ronald Bietsch and Julie Haynes have the following two children. 

1.2.1.3.7.4.1. Kristin Bietsch, 2-7-1988--, the first of two children of Ronald Bietsch and Julie Haynes. 

1.2.1.3.7.4.2. Tyler Bietsch 8-12-1991--, the second of two children of Ronald Bietsch and Julie Haynes.

1.2.1.3.8. Catherine Cecelia Mazzarino, nee Schmidt, 12-12-1929--,  the eighth of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt. On 10-18-1952, at St Peters Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois,  Catherine Cecelia Schmidt married Jerry Phillip Mazzarino, 7-2-1924--1-10-1996, now living in Powder Springs, Georgia. Catherine Cecelia Schmidt and Jerry Phillip Mazzarino have one child.

1.2.1.3.8.1. Debra Ann Orchard, nee Mazzarino, 3-2-1956--, the only child of Catherine Cecelia Schmidt and Jerry Phillip Mazzarino.  Debra Ann Mazzarino married Michael Orchard, 6-9-1959--, on 12-10-1983. They have one child.

1.2.1.3.8.1.1. Sara Orchard, 3-15-1990--,

1.2.1.3.9. Martha Estella Campbell, nee Schmidt, 6-6-1931--,  the ninth of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt. On 6-2-1979, Martha Estella Schmidt married Donald E. Campbell, --6-3-1983.

1.2.1.3.10. John E Schmidt, 7-28-1933--,  the tenth of ten children of Ida Kling and John Schmidt. On 5-23-1959, John E. Schmidt married Mary Prindible, 4-17-1936--. They live in Millstadt, Illinois and have four children. 

1.2.1.3.10.1. Jeffrey John Schmidt, 3-29-1960--,  the first of four children of John E. Schmidt and Mary Prindible.  On 10-6-1984, Jeffrey John Schmidt married Mitzi Antonopoulos, 1-27-1957--, at Queen of Peace Church in Belleville, IL. They have the following three children. 

1.2.1.3.10.1.1. Christopher Schmidt, 5-1-1988--, the first of three children of Jeffrey John Schmidt and Mitzi Antonopoulos

1.2.1.3.10.1.2. Jonathon Schmidt, 5-5-1990--, the second of three children of Jeffrey John Schmidt and Mitzi Antonopoulos

1.2.1.3.10.1.3. Stephanie Schmidt, 7-21-1993--, the third of three children of Jeffrey John Schmidt and Mitzi Antonopoulos

1.2.1.3.10.2. Wayne Schmidt, 7-17-1962--,  the second of four children of John E. Schmidt and Mary Prindible.  On 6-29-1985, Wayne Schmidt married Maggie Herr, 12-6-1962--, at St Henry's Church in Belleville, IL They have the following two children. 

1.2.1.3.10.2.1. Justin Schmidt, 9-18-1987--, the first of two children of Wayne Schmidt and Maggie Herr. 

1.2.1.3.10.2.2. Austin Schmidt, 2-13-1991--, the second of two children of Wayne Schmidt and Maggie Herr. 

1.2.1.3.10.3. Victoria Lynn Reynolds, nee Schmidt, 11-30-1965--, the third of four children of John E. Schmidt and Mary Prindible.  On 5-23-1987, Victoria Lynn Schmidt married Craig Reynolds, 8-13-1961--, at Queen of Peace Church in Belleville, IL. They have the following two children. 

1.2.1.3.10.3.1. Heather Reynolds, 8-27-1991--, the first of two children of Victoria Lynn Schmidt and Craig Reynolds.

1.2.1.3.10.3.2. Jacob Reynolds, 12-5-1993--, the second of two children of Victoria Lynn Schmidt and Craig Reynolds.

1.2.1.3.10.4. Beth Ann Hausmann, nee Schmidt, 2-17-1970--, the fourth of four children of John E. Schmidt and Mary Prindible.  On 9-5-1992, Beth Ann Schmidt married Steven Hausmann, 9-23-1969--, at Queen of Peace Church in Belleville. They have the following three children. 

1.2.1.3.10.4.1. Lauren Hausmann, 6-17-1993--, the first of three children of Beth Ann Schmidt and Steven Hausmann. 

1.2.1.3.10.4.2. Claire Hausmann, 2-17-1996--, the second of three children of Beth Ann Schmidt and Steven Hausmann. 

1.2.1.3.10.4.3. Jordan Hausmann, 5-3-1999--, the third of three children of Beth Ann Schmidt and Steven Hausmann. 

1.2.1.4. Alphonse Kling, 5-4-1899--12-6-1977,  the fourth of seven children of Mary Fries and Michael Kling. Alphonse Kling married Louise Holm, 5-29-1899--12-24-1985. They lived in Belleville, IL and are buried in Greenmount Cemetery. Alphonse Kling and Louise Holm had the following two children. 

1.2.1.4.1. Edward A. Kling, 3-31-1919--,  the first of two children of Alphonse Kling and Louise Holm.  On 8-20-1942, Edward A. Kling married Shirley Hankammer, 2-16-1920--. Ed is retired as of 1994 and Shirley who is also retired worked at the Belleville Court House. They both love to travel. They live in Belleville, IL. Edward A. Kling and Shirley Hankammer had the following two children. 

1.2.1.4.1.1. Michael E. Kling, 11-2-1946--,  the first of two children of Edward Kling and Shirley Hankammer.  Michael E. Kling married Joyce Perry in 1976.

1.2.1.4.1.2. Mary Beth Becker, nee Kling, 4-16-1951--,  the second of two children of Edward Kling and Shirley Hankammer.  Mary Beth Kling married Dennis Becker and had the following four children. 

1.2.1.4.1.2.1. Scott Becker, 8-1-1973--, the first of four children of Mary Beth Kling and Dennis Becker.

1.2.1.4.1.2.2. Ryan Becker, 9-24-1976--, the second of four children of Mary Beth Kling and Dennis Becker. 

1.2.1.4.1.2.3. Sean Becker, 10-18-1982--, the third of four children of Mary Beth Kling and Dennis Becker. 

1.2.1.4.1.2.4. Brett Becker, 8-15-1984--, the fourth of four children of Mary Beth Kling and Dennis Becker. 

1.2.1.4.2. Gladys Barber, nee Kling, 4-25-1923--1-13-1997,  the second of two children of Alphonse Kling and Louise Holm. Gladys Kling married C. L. Barber,

1.2.1.5. Cecillia Fries, nee Kling, 12-1-1900--10-2-1975,  the fifth of seven children of Mary Fries and Michael Kling. On 6-25-1920, Cecillia Kling married Elmer H. Fries, 6-12-1899--11-10-1973. They lived in Belleville, IL and had the following three children. 

1.2.1.5.1. Helen Fries, 5-4-1924--10-26-1999, the first of three children of Cecillia Kling and Elmer H. Fires. Helen retired after fifty years as Title Recorder for St Clair County, Illinois.

1.2.1.5.2. Delores Wilhelman, nee Fries, 10-7-1926--, the second of three children of Cecillia Kling and Elmer H. Fires. On 10-14-1950, Delores Fries married Meinard Wilhelm 8-21-1925--9-9-1997. They lived in Belleville, IL and have four children.

1.2.1.5.2.1. Barbara Pattberg, nee Wilhelman, 1-31-1952--,  the first of four children of Deloras Fries and Meinard Wilhelm. Barbara Wilhelm married Joseph Pattberg, 8-4-1949--, on 1-4-1974. They live in Ozark, Alabama and have two children.

1.2.1.5.2.1.1. Patrick Pattberg, 2-17-1976--, the first of two children of  Barbara Wilhelm and Joseph Pattberg. 

1.2.1.5.2.1.2. Daniel Pattberg, 2-9-1978--, the second of two children of  Barbara Wilhelm and Joseph Pattberg. 

1.2.1.5.2.2. Mary Trautt, nee Wilhelman, 10-9-1953--, the second of four children of Deloras Fries and Meinard Wilhelm. Mary Wilhelm married Steven Trautt, 9-18-1955--, on 6-9-1979. They have four children.

1.2.1.5.2.2.1. Adam Trautt, 10-3-1980--, the first of four children of Mary Wilhelm and Steven Trautt. 

1.2.1.5.2.2.2. James Trautt, 7-4-1982--, the second of four children of Mary Wilhelm and Steven Trautt. 

1.2.1.5.2.2.3. Thomas Trautt, 5-6-1985--, the third of four children of Mary Wilhelm and Steven Trautt. 

1.2.1.5.2.2.4. Brian Trautt, 7-4-1987--, the fourth of four children of Mary Wilhelm and Steven Trautt.

1.2.1.5.2.3. Joan Wegner, nee Wilhelman, 9-26-1957--, the third of four children of Deloras Fries and Meinard Wilhelm. Joan Wilhelm married Roger Wegner, 7-30-1956--, on 11-21-1981. They have two children.

1.2.1.5.2.3.1. Julie Wegner, 8-11-1984--, the first of two children of Joan Wilhelm and Roger Wegner. 

1.2.1.5.2.3.2. Nancy Wegner, 8-27-1987--, the second of two children of Joan Wilhelm and Roger Wegner. 

1.2.1.5.2.4. Jane Schindler, nee Wilhelman, 1-8-1961--, the fourth of four children of Deloras Fries and Meinard Wilhelm. Jane Wilhelm married Anthony Schindler, 9-16-1960--, on 2-6-1982. They have two children.

1.2.1.5.2.4.1. Shelley Schindler, 12-10-1986--, the first of two children of Jane Wilhelm and Anthony Schindler. 

1.2.1.5.2.4.2. Sarah Schindler, 6-26-1995--, the second of two children of Jane Wilhelm and Anthony Schindler.

1.2.1.5.3. Paul E Fries Sr., 3-29-1928--,the third of three children of Cecillia Kling and Elmer H. Fires. Paul Fries married Betty Appel, 9-17-1928--, on 3-10-1951. They have three children.

1.2.1.5.3.1. Judy Starling, nee Fries, 12-8-1954--, the first of three children of Paul Fries and Betty Appel. Judy Fries married Leonard Starling, 12-11-1952--, and live in N. Potomac, Maryland. They have one child.

1.2.1.5.3.1.1. Rachael Starling, 3-28-1995--,

1.2.1.5.3.2. Diane Fries, 11-7-1957--, the second of three children of Paul Fries and Betty Appel and lives in Belleville, IL with her son,

1.2.1.5.3.2.1. Gabriel Michael Fries, 3-19-1987--,

1.2.1.5.3.3. Paul J Fries Jr., 7-23-1962--,  the third of three children of Paul Fries and Betty Appel. Paul J. Fries married Ann Weissert, 10-29-1962--, living in Swansea, Illinois and have one child.

1.2.1.5.3.3.1. Elizabeth Marie Fries, 1-6-1999--,

Elmer H. Fries 1.2.1.5. above has no connection to the Fries family in this history, but his wife and children do. As complex as it is, his children are, in fact related to my Fries family in this history, through the maternal line of Mary Kling, nee Fries, 1868--1906, to her daughter, Cecillia Fries, nee Kling, 1900--1975, who married Elmer H. Fries.

1.2.1.6. Elvira Elizabeth Kling, 2-27-1903--1-10-1918,  the sixth of seven children of Mary Fries and Michael Kling. Elvira died at the home of her father after a long illness.

1.2.1.7. George Michael Kling, 8-1-1905--9-5-1905,  the seventh of seven children of Mary Fries and Michael Kling.

1.2.2. John Fries, 1871--c.1905, the second of seven children of Konradus Fries, 1834--1897, and Barbara Lucash. See Fries family history.

1.2.3. Edward Fries, 12-28-1872--5-28-1927, the third of seven children of Konradus Fries, 1834--1897, and Barbara Lucash. See Fries family history.

1.2.4. Joseph Fries, 4-7-1875--5-31-1941, the fourth of seven children of Konradus Fries, 1834--1897, and Barbara Lucash. See Fries family history.

1.2.5. George Fries, 7-2-1877--1-3-1952, the fifth of seven children of Konradus Fries, 1834--1897, and Barbara Lucash. See Fries family history.

1.2.6. Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, the sixth of seven children of Konradus Fries, 1834--1897, and Barbara Lucash. See the Fries family history. Adolph married Anne Blaies, 1879--1948 [photo below]. Anne's parents were Jean Michel Blaies, 1823--1902, or Mickael Blaies as he was known in Illinois and Theresia Bender. Anne Blaies was born in Mascoutah, IL.

Adolph and Anne Blaies c. 1943.

Adolph Fries and Anne Blaies' wedding photo

Adolph Fries and Anne Blaies had nine children. See the 60 page Fries Family history for more information on this line.

The nine children of Adolph Fries and Anne Blaies all born in Belleville, IL
# of
Child
# in
History
Name of
Child
Married
on / in
Spouse Where settled
1 -- Elmer Joseph Fries,
1901--2000
8-28-1926
Belleville, IL
Sal Agles,
1905--1982
Belleville, IL
2 -- Charles John Fries,
1904--1908
---- NA Belleville, IL
3 -- Irvin George Fries,
1906--1945
----
Belleville, IL
Lu Roth,
1911--
Belleville, IL
4 -- Eleanor Louise Heinrich,
nee Fries, 1909--1989
11-24-1934
Belleville, IL
Arnie Heinrich,
1909--
St. Louis, MO
5 1.2.6.1. Florence Estelle McTiernan,
nee Fries, 1911--2000
10-5-1940
St. Louis, MO
John Francis McTiernan,
1901--1989
St. Louis, MO
6 -- Alice Varges,
nee Fries, 1914--1990
7-5-1937
NYC, NY
Peter Varges,
1906--1996
St. Louis, MO
7 -- Helen Josephine Neary,
nee Fries, 1914--1993
10-8-1938
St. Louis, MO
Ray Neary,
1911--1962
Belleville, IL
8 -- Leroy Fries
1915--1966
1951
Belleville, IL
Deloras Barbeau, Belleville, IL
9 -- Ruth Louise Jackson,
nee Fries, 1915--1989
---- Russell Jackson, Burbank, CA

Photo of the second American born generation of the Fries / Lucash family.

1.2.6.1. Florence Estelle McTiernan, nee Fries, 1911--2000, born in Belleville, IL. One of Adolph Fries and Anne Blaes' daughters was Florence McTiernan, nee Fries. Florence married John Francis McTiernan, 1901--1989. John or Mickey as he was known was the 1st born Irish generation from Sheskin, Barony of Drumahaire, Co Leitrim, Ireland. Estelle Lucash, nee Kling 1.5.3. & 1.2.1.2. was Florence's godmother.

John Francis McTiernan, 1901--1989, born in St. Louis, Mo. John 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 Estelle McTiernan, nee Fries, 1911--2000, and John Francis McTiernan, 1901--1989, had one child,

1.2.6.1.1. Michael Patrick McTiernan, 10-13-1943--, the only child of Florence Fries and John 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 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 by to where we lived on Hebert St. 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 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. Laborious 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. Laborious 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. Laborious 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 Missouri University in Columbia, Mo. for my freshman year, and graduated from Quincy University in Quincy, IL. with a BA in History in January 1966. In between these years I attended St. Louis U. and Washington U. for summer school. I 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, 3-11-1979, 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,

1.2.6.1.1.1. 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, CA, on 11-2-1980. Joe Feeney and Patricia Sheridan were the sponsors. Joe and Patti eventually were 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 also attended 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.

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.

1.2.6.1.1.2. 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. Recently Meg has taken up SCUBA diving

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 until the 7th grade. Since then she has done well at Home School which enables her to meet her ice skating schedule.

Meg loves to ski and ice skate with a heart that will not quit. Meg has played soccer and baseball with a never stop trying attitude. After only one lesson Meg became a great skier. 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.

(SEE FRIES FAMILY HISTORY FOR LINE OF DESCENT FOR Barbara Fries, nee Lucash's, 1840--1924, CHILDREN)

1.2.7. Julius Fries, 1-24-1882--7-26-1932, called Frank, was the seventh of children of Konradus Fries and Barbara Lucash. See the Fries family history.

1.3. John Lucash, 6-24-1844--7-25-1925, was Joseph Ignatz Lucash's third child by his first wife, name unknown. John was born in Prague and was listed as Johann on the ship's manifest. He made his life as a farmer in Freeburg. During the Civil War, John enlisted on the side of the Union Army in Alton, Illinois on September 21, 1864. He was in Co. "G", 43rd. Reg't, Illinois Infantry. He was mustered out as a private in Little Rock, Ark. on July 7, 1865.

After John had enlisted in the Union Army, someone offered him money to take that person's place in the draft, but it was too late.

John's grandson, John Lucash, 1908--, remembers that John Lucash was 6' tall with dark hair. The government records state that he was 5'8" tall, with blue eyes and light hair. John was about 10 years old when he made the trip to America.

Photo of John Lucash and Joseph C. Lucash

Photo of Barbara Lucash and the Lucash wives

John Lucash owned 260 acres where he bought and sold cattle. The farm was located on Old Fayettville Rd. in Freeburg. His grandson, John Lucash, lived right next to the farm, at 415 Old Fayettville Rd.

On February 9, 1869, John Lucash married Maria Jicha (Eacha), 1848--1941, in Collinsville, St. Clair Co., Illinois. Maria was born in Prague on March 25, 1848. Maria and her family were from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Her family was in the jewelry business. She died in St. Louis, Missouri on March 13, 1941. She was 92 years old at the time of her death. John died on July 25, 1925. He is buried at St. Joseph's. John Lucash and Maria Jicha (Eacha) had the following five children. 

1.3.1. William Lucash, 11-3-1869--c.1869, the first of five children of  John Lucash and Maria Jicha. William Lucash was baptized on 11-3-1869.

1.3.2. Anne Lucash, 7-16-1874--1-3-1966,  second of five children of  John Lucash and Maria Jicha. Anne Lucash spent most of her life in St. Louis, MO.

1.3.3. Elizabeth Allenberg, nee Lucash, 4-12-1881--1952,  the third of five children of  John Lucash and Maria Jicha. Elizabeth Lucash married Steve Allenberg. Elizabeth and her husband ran a grocery store in St. Louis. Elizabeth and Steve Allenberg were a maid and butler in a wealthy persons's house before they ran a grocery store. They had two daughters, they are,

1.3.3.1. Beatrice Allenberg, the first of two children of Elizabeth Lucash and Steve Allenberg died at three years of age.

1.3.3.2. Bernice Schultzbach, nee Allenberg, --1971, the second of two children of Elizabeth Lucash and Steve Allenberg.  Bernice Allenberg married Joseph Schultzbach in 1968. Bernice worked in the advertising department of A.G. Groceries in St. Louis.

1.3.4. Joseph Conrad Lucash, 3-1-1871--1959, the fourth of five children of  John Lucash and Maria Jicha. Joseph Conrad Lucash married Regina M. Moll, 1876--1948, on 2-9-1898, in St. Clair Co., IL. Regina was an adopted child of the Moll family. Joseph remained a farmer. Regina was known as Jennie.

In 1919, the family lived on a 80 acre farm in Freeburg. Fifty nine additional acres were rented from his father, John Lucash. The farm was located on Sec. 20 in Freeburg, Township. Joseph and Regina are buried at St. Joseph's. Joseph Conrad Lucash and Regina M. Moll had five children. 

1.3.4.1. Floyd F. Lucash, 4-1899--5-24-1918, the first of five children of Joseph Conrad Lucash and Regina M. Moll buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

1.3.4.2. Fred J. Lucash, 1902--8-1-1924, the second of five children of Joseph Conrad Lucash and Regina M. Moll and is buried in St. Joseph's cemetery.

1.3.4.3. Clarence Lucash, 1905--6-25-1915, the third of five children of Joseph Conrad Lucash and Regina M. Moll.  Clarence is buried in St. Joseph's Cemewtery in Freeburg, IL.

1.3.4.4. John R. Lucash, 1908--3-8-1996, the fourth of five children of Joseph Conrad Lucash and Regina M. Moll and fought in World War II, and was wounded in Strass, Germany. John was a retired Post Office employee and lived next to his father's farm at 415 Old Fayetteville Rd., Freeburg, IL. John willed a large amount of money to Freeburg High School for scholarships, about a million dollars.

1.3.4.5. Margaret E. Lucash, 1914--1968, the fifth of five children of Joseph Conrad Lucash and Regina M. Moll who is buried in St. Joseph's cemetery.

1.3.5. Frank W. Lucash, 4-7-1885--8-5-1959, the fifth of five children of  John Lucash and Maria Jicha. In his younger years, Frank worked at various foundries, Baker's Foundry on Freeburg Ave. in the 1920's, Original Enamel Range, and Supreme Foundry. It was at Baker's Foundry that Frank received sever burns on his left hand, left arm and right hand.

Frank started manufacturing gas hot plates at his home, 209 East Monroe, in the late 1930's or early 1940's. He built a new plant next to his house in 1959 and his oldest son, Melvin Lucash, took over the business and moved into a new building in the early 1960's. Frank W. Lucash was baptized at the  Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church in Freeburg on April 27, 1885. The sponsors at Frank's baptism were Theresa Wottowa and Frank Wottowa. Frank Wottowa most likely was the son of John W. Wottowa, 1818--, and Mary Lucash.

On June 20, 1928 in Belleville, Il at St. Peter's Cathedral, Frank Luchash married Marcella Anna Marie Bauer, 7-26-1898--3-15-1989. Marcella was the daughter of Minnie and Joseph Bauer. Marcella was a housewife and died in Belleville at the age of 90 on March 15, 1989.

On Marcella's 90th birthday, there was a big family celebration with all her children and friends. The celebration included gifts and the release of 90 balloons. For many years she lived at 12 E. D Street and then at 114 S. Church St., apt. 120 in Belleville. Frank Lucash and Marcella Anna Marie Bauer had the following three children.

1.3.5.1. Ruth M. Joergensen, nee Lucash, 9-24-1930--, the first of three children of Frank Lucash and Marcella Anna Marie Bauer. Ruth M. Lucash married George Joergensen, 8-9-1928--10-1-2001 in 1954 at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, IL. George is a bricklayer. They were married at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois in 1954. Ruth is a housewife. Ruth M. Lucash and George Joergensen have five children. 

1.3.5.1.1. Joel Joergensen, 1-9-1955--, the first of five children of Ruth M. Lucash and George Joergensen. Joel Joergensen works for Sears in Fairview Hights, IL. On 9-12-1980, Joel Joergensen married Susan L. McDaniel, nee Rockwell and were eventually divorced in 1998.  On 6-12-2005, Joel married Rebeca Lynn Pearson, nee Klopmeyer.  Rebecca is the head cashier at Home Depot in O'Fallon, IL. Joel's Godparents at this baptism were his grandparents, Frank Lucash and Marcella Bauer. Joel Joergensen and Susan L. McDaniel, nee Rockwell had three children. 

1.3.5.1.1.1. Teri Lynn Foster, nee Joergensen, 11-18-1978--, the first of three children of Joel Joergensen and Susan L. McDaniel, nee Rockwell.  Teri graduated from McKendree College with a degree in marketing in May 2002. On 10-11-2003, Teri Joergensen married  Kevin Foster, 3-12-1978--, who was born in Belleville, IL. Kevin is a heating and air conditioning specialist. Teri is currently a HR manager at Landshire Foods in Belleville. Teri Joergensen and Kevin Foster have the following one child.

1.3.5.1.1.1.1.  Ethan Vance Foster, 3-7-2007--, the only child of Teri Joergensen and Kevin Foster

1.3.5.1.1.2. Robert Joel Joergensen, 7-30-1981--, the second of three children of Joel Joergensen and Susan L. McDaniel, nee Rockwell.  Robert is a factory worker for Landshire Foods. 

1.3.5.1.1.3. Amanda Sue Groom, nee Joergensen, 3-12-1983--, the third of three children of Joel Joergensen and Susan L. McDaniel, nee Rockwell. Amanda Sue Joergensen married Michael Groom.  Michael is a route salesperson for Landshire Foods. Amanda Sue Joergensen and Michael Groom have the following two children.

1.3.5.1.1.3.1.  Tyler Russell Groom, 8-3-2004--, the first child of  Amanda Sue Joergensen and Michael Groom

1.3.5.1.1.3.2.  Megan Elizabeth Groom, 3-1-2007--, the second child of  Amanda Sue Joergensen and Michael Groom

1.3.5.1.2. Jeffrey Joergensen, 1-7-1960--, the second of five children of Ruth M. Lucash and George Joergensen.  Jeffrey  Joergensen owns and runs a restaurant in Arnold, MO.  In 1981 in Belleville, IL at St Peter's Cathedral, Jeffrey Joergensen married Annette Hamann and have the following four children.

1.3.5.1.2.1.  Jeremy Michael Joergensen, 9-16-1979--, the first of four children of Jeffrey Joergensen and Annette Hamann

1.3.5.1.2.2.  Jennifer Michole Joergensen, 11-17-1982--, the second of four children of Jeffrey Joergensen and Annette Hamann.  Jennifer graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degreee in Education and did teach at St. James Grade School in Milstadt, IL.  Jennifer is now teaching at Seckman School in Imperial, MO.

1.3.5.1.2.3.  Jacqueline Michelle Joergensen, 12-13-1986--,  the third of four children of  Jeffrey Joergensen and Annette HamannJacqueline graduated from SIU Edwardsville in 2009 with a degree in business and socialogy.

1.3.5.1.2.4.  Jessica Noelle Joergensen, 2-15-2002--, the fourth of four children of  Jeffrey Joergensen and Annette Hamann

1.3.5.1.3. Jodie Palmisano, nee Joergensen, 10-29-1962--, the third of five children of Ruth M. Lucash and George Joergensen. On 2-14-1987, Jodie Joergensen married Michael Palmisano who was born in St. Louis, MO.

1.3.5.1.4. Jay Joergensen, 9-1-1967--, the fourth of five children of Ruth M. Lucash and George Joergensen. On 12-31-2002, Jay Joergensen married Angie Pryor of Fairview Heights, IL

1.3.5.1.5. Julie Joergensen, 10-20-1970--, the fifth of five children of Ruth M. Lucash and George Joergensen.

1.3.5.2. Melvin J. Lucash, 12-2-1933--, the second of three children of Frank Lucash and Marcella Anna Marie Bauer. On 12-26-1964, Melvin J. Lucash married Teresa Aquilera, 8-4-1936--6-10-2008, of Dallas, Texas. Teresa is a school teacher and a singer. Melvin had taken over his father's business building stoves. Melvin Lucash is now retired and sold his plant to Empire Stove. They live in Belleville, IL. They have the following two children. 

1.3.5.2.1. Marisa Albers, nee Lucash, 12-6-1965--, the first of two children of  Melvin J. Lucash and Teresa Aquilera.  Marisa received her masters degree in business and is now working for Empire Stove company.  Marisa Lucash married Roger Albers and have one child.

1.3.5.2.1.1.  Mateo Albers, 2008--, who was born in Guatemala.

1.3.5.2.2. David Lucash, 3-5-1970--, the second of two children of  Melvin J. Lucash and Teresa Aquilera. David graduated from college and is now in the Information Technology field in Saint Louis, MO.  David Lucash married 1.5.9.1.1.1. Jennifer Elden, 12-11-1976--, the first of three children of Douglas Elden and Linda Mueller.

1.3.5.3. Frank S. Lucash, 2-6-1938--, the third of three children of Frank Lucash and Marcella Anna Marie Bauer. Frank S. Lucash married Sandra Gonzalez on 12-26-1966, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Belleville, IL. Sandra is from Pharr, Texas. The family lives in Reno, Nevada. Frank received his Ph.D in philosophy from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and has been teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1968. His is well known for his knowledge on the philosopher, Spinoza. Sandra is a management assistant at the university. Their two children are,

1.3.5.3.1. Daniel Lucash, 4-23-1970--, the first of two children of  Frank S. Lucash and Sandra Gonzalez  Daniel is now working for Dynamic Sound, a satellite and sound company.  Daniel is married and has two children.

1.3.5.3.1.1.   Aleczander Ty Lucash, 3-19-1994--,

1.3.5.3.1.2.   Devynn Dalielle Lucash, 11-17-2004--,

1.3.5.3.2. Lisa Gomez, nee Lucash, 3-22-1972--, the second of two children of  Frank S. Lucash and Sandra Gonzalez  Lisa graduated from the University of Nevada in Reno with a major in general studies and minors in interior design and business.  Lisa is married to a man by the name of Gomez and has three children.

1.3.5.3.2.1.  Ryan Christopher Gomez, 7-2-1995--,

1.3.5.3.2.2.  Ariel Christina Gomez, 2-16-1998--,

1.3.5.3.2.3.  Jada Alyssa Gomez, 7-16-2003--,

1.4. Paul Lucash, 5-16-1849--10-7-1916, was Joseph Ignatz Lucash's fourth child by his wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz). Paul was born in Prague. Paul lived in Freeburg and never married. In 1900, his farm bordered his brother Frank's farm. He lived and farmed the land in Freeburg. Paul drowned while fishing. Paul was five years old when he made the trip to America.

1.5. Joseph B. Lucash Sr., 6-20-1853--12-3-1926, was Joseph Ignatz Lucash's fifth child by his wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz). Joseph B. Lucash was born in Prague. On 6-5-1879, Joseph B. Lucash Sr. married Anastia Vratney, 4-6-1861--3-8-1918, in St. Clair Co., IL. Anastia was called Anna and was born in Austria. Joseph B. Lucash Sr. was about three years old when he made the trip across the ocean to America. Joseph B. Lucash died on December 3, 1926. Joseph and Anastia are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Freeburg, Illinois. Family photo below supplied by Joe Lucash and originally from Arthur Lucash, 1929--..

Photo c. 1905. Amelia, Anna and Arthur had died leaving parents and 11 kids shown above from left to right:
Back row: George, Edward, Joseph, Charles, Adolph and John
Middle row: Laura, Joseph B. Lucash Sr., Benjamin, Anastia Vratney and Agnes
Front row: Walter and Elsie

Joseph B. Lucash Sr., 1853--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918, had the following fourteen children,

1.5.1. George Lucash, 3-15-1880--1-26-1966, the first of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. George was born in Freeburg and was in the scrap iron business with his brother John. George never married and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Freeburg.

1.5.2. John Lucash, 5-16-1881--5-1-1946,  the second of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. John was born in Freeburg. By 1900, John was in the scrap iron business with his brother, George Lucash. In 1944, he married Christina Reis. John is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Freeburg.

1.5.3. Joseph B. Lucash, Jr., 7-12-1882--11-12-1974,  the third of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. Joseph was born in Freeburg, Illinois. Joseph B. Lucash and Estella M. Kling, 2-1-1894--9-14-1968, were married by Rev J H Schlarmann on September 26, 1917 at St Peter's Cathedral in Belleville. Stella Kling's parents were Mary Fries and Michael Kling. Stella was the godmother of 1.2.6.1. Florence McTiernan, nee Fries, 1911--2000. Joseph and his wife lived for several years in Belleville and then moved back to Freeburg. On 9-24-1967, they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a mass at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Freeburg followed by a reception at St Paul Hall. Both Joseph and his wife Estella are buried at St. Joseph's in Freeburg. Joseph Lucash Jr. and Stella Kling had the following four children.

1.5.3.1. Aloys J. Lucash born 6-21-1918--10-14-1985, first of four children of Estella Kling and Joseph B. Lucash. In 1944, Aloys married Thelma Gunther, 7-14-1923--, at St. Mary's Church in Madison, Illinois. During their married life they lived in St. Louis until 1947 then moved to Granite City, and his wife, Thelma, continues living at their home. Aloys was buried from Sacred Heart Church at Sunset Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL. (same as 1.2.1.2.1.) They have two children,

1.5.3.1.1. Mary Sue McTasney, nee Lucash, 5-24-1945--,the first of two children of Aloys Lucash and Thelma Gunther.  On 8-05-1967, Mary Sue Lucash married (now retired) Colonel Richard McTasney, 11-26-1944--, who was in the U S Air Force. The Service transferred the couple often and they have lived mostly in Tennessee and Oklahoma. She continued her education after marriage and is now a Critical Care Registered Nurse, specializing in cardiology in Colorado. Mary Sue Lucash and Richard McTasney have two children,

1.5.3.1.1.1. Brian James McTasney, 07-10-1969--,  the first of two children of Mary Sue Lucash and Richard McTasney. On 6-3-1995,  Brian James McTasney married Cappucine Michelle Roberts of Grove, OK. Brian and his wife live in Blanchard, a suburb of Okla. City. Brian James McTasney and Cappucine Michelle Roberts have two children. 

1.5.3.1.1.1.1. Tristen Patrick McTasney, 5-22-1998--, the first of two children of Brian James McTasney and Cappucine Michelle Roberts.

1.5.3.1.1.1.2. Gabriel Luke McTasney. 8-7-2001--, the second of two children of Brian James McTasney and Cappucine Michelle Roberts.

1.5.3.1.1.2. Douglas Alan McTasney, 9-12-1970--,  the second of two children of Mary Sue Lucash and Richard McTasney.  On 8-9-1996, Douglas Alan McTasney married Buffie Leighanne Morton of Blanchard, Ok and they live in Blanchard.

1.5.3.1.2. Robert A Lucash, 9-25-1949--, the second of two children of Aloys Lucash and Thelma Gunther. Robert served in the US Army where he learned his skills as chef. On 11-7-1970, Robert A Lucash married Pamela M Schmuck, 8-11-1951--, from Litchfield, IL. They live in Granite City, IL and have two children,

1.5.3.1.2.1. Stephanie Douglas, nee Lucash, 6-23-1972--,  the first of two children of Robert A Lucash and Pamela M Schmuck. On 10-2-1993, Stephanie Lucash married Tye Lynn Douglas. They have one child. 

1.5.3.1.2.1.1. Cora Elizabeth Douglas, 6-27-1998--,

1.5.3.1.2.2. Matthew Lucash, 2-23-1976--, the second of two children of Robert A Lucash and Pamela M Schmuck.

1.5.3.2. Virginia E. Lucash, 7-8-1920--, second of four children of Estella Kling and Joseph B. Lucash born in Belleville, Il. She cared for her parents in Freeburg, Il. Some time after the death of her parents she moved from the family residence and currently lives in Belleville, Illinois. The family residence, a Queen Anne home, built in 1896 was recognized in 1986 at the St Clair County Historical Society Landmark and Historic Site Awards. (same as 1.2.1.2.2.)

1.5.3.3. Cyril E. Lucash, 7-10-1922--10-11-1994, third of four children of Estella Kling and Joseph B. Lucash. Cyril E. Lucash served in the Army Air Force in the China/Burma theater during WWII. On 1-14-1948, Cyril Lucash married Alice Ziegler at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Freeburg, IL and resided in Belleville IL, Florissant, MO. and O'Fallon, Missouri while working in St Louis. After retirement they moved from Peoria, Illinois to Cuba, Missouri where he is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. His wife Alice continues to live in Cuba, MO. Cyril Lucash and Alice Ziegler have the following five children. (same as 1.2.1.2.3.)

1.5.3.3.1. Michael J Lucash, 1-08-1949--, the first of five children of Cyril Lucash and Alice Ziegler. Michael J. Lucash married Joyce Conner, 8-11-1948--, in Belleville, IL. They live in O'Fallon, MO and have the following three children.

1.5.3.3.1.1. Bethany Suzanne Meiser, nee Lucash, 6-19-1970--, the first of three children of Michael J. Lucash and Joyce Conner. On 5-29-1993, Bethany Suzanne Lucash married Jeffry R Meiser. They live in O'Fallon, MO and have the following four children.

1.5.3.3.1.1.1. Jeffry Michael Meiser, 10-12-1994--, the first of four children of Bethany Suzanne Lucash and Jeffry R Meiser

1.5.3.3.1.1.2. Mathew Joseph Meiser, 3-21-1996--, the second of four children of Bethany Suzanne Lucash and Jeffry R Meiser

1.5.3.3.1.1.3. Justin Meiser, 10-08-1998--, the third of four children of Bethany Suzanne Lucash and Jeffry R Meiser

1.5.3.3.1.1.4. Makayla Suzanne Meiser, 9-3-2000--, the fourth of four children of Bethany Suzanne Lucash and Jeffry R Meiser

1.5.3.3.1.2. Michael Scott Lucash, 6-2-1972--,  the second of three children of Michael J. Lucash and Joyce Conner. On 4-5-1997, Michael Scott Lucash married Jennifer Lynn Bewig. They had one son that died at birth.

1.5.3.3.1.2.1. Jacob Aaron Lucash, 8-3-2000--,

1.5.3.3.1.3. Timothy Lucash, 1-25-1977--, the third of three children of Michael J. Lucash and Joyce Conner.

1.5.3.3.2. Kathleen Mary Hudson, nee Lucash, 2-6-1954--, the second of five children of Cyril Lucash and Alice Ziegler born in Belleville, IL. On 8-27-1977, Kathleen Mary Lucash married David Hudson, 1-23-1954--. Kathleen Mary Lucash and David Hudson make their home in Stillwell, KS and have two children. 

1.5.3.3.2.1. Kerri Elizabeth Hudson, 8-29-1981--,  the first of two children of Kathleen Mary Lucash and David Hudson. 

1.5.3.3.2.2. Kristie Lee Hudson, 6-18-1984--, the second of two children of Kathleen Mary Lucash and David Hudson. 

1.5.3.3.3. Kevin Lucash, 1-6-1959--, the third of five children of Cyril Lucash and Alice Ziegler born in Florissant, MO and lives in Columbia. MO.

1.5.3.3.4. Mark Aloys Lucash, 9-7-1960--, the fourth of five children of Cyril Lucash and Alice Ziegler born in O'Fallon, MO. On 3-15-1986, Mark married Connie Sue Pendleton. They make their home in Oklahoma City, OK and have one child,

1.5.3.3.4.1. Alyssa Marie Lucash, 6-18-1990--,

1.5.3.3.5. Christopher F. Lucash, 12-23-1961--,  the fifth of five children of Cyril Lucash and Alice Ziegler. born in O'Fallon, MO. Christopher married Alisa Exposito on July 29, 2000.

1.5.3.4. Joseph A. Lucash, 12-19-1927--3-6-2013, the fourth of four children of Estella Kling and Joseph B. Lucash born in Freeburg, IL. He served in the US Army from 1946-47. On 11-22-1951, at St Agnes Catholic Church in St Louis, MO,  Joseph A. Lucash married Dorothy M. Hanneken, 9-02-1930--. Before retirement, they lived in the St Louis, MO area but now reside in Bolivar, MO. Joseph is a well known family historian. Joseph A. Lucash and Dorothy M. Hanneken have two children, (same as 1.2.1.2.4.).  

1.5.3.4.1. Patricia M. Orazietti, nee Lucash, 11-27-1959--, the first of two children of Joseph A. Lucash and Dorothy M. Hanneken. On 10-14-1989, Patricia M.  Lucash married Anthony James Orazietti. They lived in Fenton, MO and now live in Anchorage, Alaska.

1.5.3.4.2. Joseph D. Lucash, 2-13-1964--,  the second of two children of Joseph A. Lucash and Dorothy M. Hanneken.  On 3-15-1996, Joseph D. Lucash married Rae Ann Samsill, 6-26-1970--, of Fort Worth, TX. They reside in Flower Mound, TX with Rae Ann's daughter.  Joseph D. Lucash and Rae Ann Samsill have two children.

1.5.3.4.2.1. Maegan Samsill, 8-9-1989--, is currently a student at Texas A & M and is expecting  to graduate in May 2011.


1.5.3.4.2.2.  Alyssa Marie Lucash, 9-14-01--, the first of two children of Joseph D. Lucash and Rae Ann Samsill, lives with her parents and attends school with her younger brother.

1.5.3.4.2.3   Joseph Ethan Lucash, 1-20-03--, the second of two children of Joseph D. Lucash and Rae Ann Samsill, lives with his parents and attends school with his older sister

1.5.4. Charles Joseph Lucash, 11-9-1884--8-27-1953, the fourth of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. Charles was in the lumber and saw mill business. Eventually he sold his farm to a mining company. Charles was married on 10-27-1910. He and his wife, Elizabeth M. Hock, 5-17-1882--1973, living in Freeburg, IL had their silver wedding anniversary on 10-27-1935.  Charles was hit by a car in 1936 but survived this accident. Charles was in the lumber and saw mill business. His farm on the old Fayetteville Road, east of Freeburg was sold to the Red Ray Mining Company.  Charlesand Elizabeth are buried in St. Joseph's Cemewtery in Freeburg, IL.  Photo on left is courtesy of Dan Schmidt

Charles was indirectly involved in the famous story of the Freeburg Mystic Knights of the Bush. This was a monument that was erected in the center of Freeburg. It was a surveyors bunch of pipe that formed a triangle. The sign for the Mystic Knights of the Bush hung from the tripod. Apparently a man and woman played a con game on the good citizens of Freeburg during the early 1930's. They came to town in the middle of the depression, promising pay for work. They said they represented the US Government and were trying to survey the local area.

They employed many of the local Freeburg men who were out of work. The con was that the men worked and were paid later. During one on the surveying trips they had to clear a route so that the con man could see a straight line. They cleared a path through Charlie Lucash's corn field with a promise that he would be paid for the corn that they had to pick. They shucked the corn and put it in nice shocks for Charlie and promised that he would get paid later.

The con man and his wife left in the middle of the night right before pay day. None of the laborers were paid and most likely Charlie never got paid for his corn. The whole scam was taken by all as a humorous event during the bad days of the depression.

His wife, Elizabeth died in Savannah, GA where she had lived for several years before her death. Both Charles and Elizabeth are buried in St. Joseph's. They had three children, 

1.5.4.1. Verdel V. Lucash, 7-8-1912--6-13-1973, the first of three children of Charles J. Lucash and his wife, Elizabeth Hock.  Verdel V. Lucash was in the lumber and saw mill business for many years with his father. On 5-15-1938, Verdel V. Lucash married Bernice Storner, 6-30-1912--9-10-2007, and resided in Belleville, IL while in the lumber business.   Bernice died in Columbia, IL.  In 1960, Verdel remarried to Rosalea Trigges, --1978,  and died of a heart attack in his home in Ashford, WA on June 15, 1973. Verdel V. Lucash and Bernice Storner had the following five children.

1.5.4.1.1. Charles Frederick Lucash, 9-21-1939--1-27-2000, known as Bud, the first of five children of Verdel V. Lucash and Bernice Storner born and lived in the Belleville, IL area until 1960.  Charles joined the United States Marine Corps in the fall of 1957.  After his honorable discharge from the military in 1960, he resettled near his father, Verdel in Tacoma, Washington.   On 11-25-1961, Charles F. Lucash married Betty Inwards, 8-15-1943--12-6-2002, who was born in Eatonville, WA and died in Tacoma, WA.  They have two children,

1.5.4.1.1.1. Stephanie Uniack, nee Lucash, 5-27-1969--, the first of two children of  Charles F. Lucash and Betty Inwards.  On 4-26-2003, Stephanie Lucash married Thomas Uniack Jr., 1971--, and had the following three children. 

1.5.4.1.1.1.1.  Lucash Reyes Uniack, 10-3-2004--, the first of three children of Stephanie Lucash and Thomas Uniack Jr.

1.5.4.1.1.1.2.  Charlize Betty Uniack, 3-31-2009--, the second of three children of Stephanie Lucash and Thomas Uniack Jr.

1.5.4.1.1.1.3.  Sierra Helen Uniack, 3-31-2009--,  the third of three children of Stephanie Lucash and Thomas Uniack Jr.

1.5.4.1.1.2. Charles S. Lucash, 6-9-1974--, the second of two children of  Charles F. Lucash and Betty Inwards.  Charles S. Lucash married Irina Tolstynuk and have the following two children.

1.5.4.1.1.2.1.  Stephen Lucash, 2008--, the first of two children of  Charles S. Lucash and Irina Tolstynuk

1.5.4.1.1.2.2.  Jason Lucash, 2012--, the second of two children of  Charles S. Lucash and Irina Tolstynuk

1.5.4.1.2. Robert V. Lucash, 5-21-1942--2-19-1989, the second of five children of Verdel V. Lucash and Bernice Storner  who served four and a half years in the US Marines and on 6-25-1976, married Lana L. Fulte at St. Mary's Church in Belleville, IL. Robert was buried at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.

1.5.4.1.3. James H. Lucash, 12-21-1944--, the third of five children of Verdel V. Lucash and Bernice Storner  who served two years in the US Navy Seabees with one year of duty in Vietnam. In 1963, James moved to the state of Washington. On 4-5-1984, James H. Lucash married Zinda Benjamin, nee Anderson, 1-14-1946-- and resides in Puyallup, WA. James H. Lucash and Zinda Benjamin, nee Anderson have three children. 

1.5.4.1.3.1. Jodi Lynn Lucash, 9-19-1972--, the first of three children of James H. Lucash by his first marriage.  Jodi Lynn Lucash married Marty Zurfluh and had the following three children.

1.5.4.1.3.1.1.  Braeden Zurfluh, 2003--, the first of three children of Jodi Lynn Lucash and Marty Zurfluh

1.5.4.1.3.1.2.  Westin Zurfluh, 2004--, the second of three children of Jodi Lynn Lucash and Marty Zurfluh

1.5.4.1.3.1.3.  Isabella Zurfluh, 2007--, the third of three children of Jodi Lynn Lucash and Marty Zurfluh

1.5.4.1.3.2. Jeffrey Benjamin, 5-27-1973--,  the second of three children of James H. Lucash and Zinda Benjamin, nee Anderson. 

1.5.4.1.3.3. Lisa Benjamin, 12-8-1976--,  the third of three children of James H. Lucash and Zinda Benjamin, nee Anderson. 

1.5.4.1.4. David George Lucash, 9-17-1947--, the fourth of five children of Verdel V. Lucash and Bernice Storner who served in the US Air Force in Thialand.

1.5.4.1.5. Nancy Gregory, nee Lucash, 5-21-1952--, the fifth of five children of Verdel V. Lucash and Bernice Storner Nancy Lucash married Thomas Alan Gregory, 1953--2003, on 6-30-1984, at Zion Luthern Church in Belleville, IL. Nancy Lucash and Thomas Alan Gregory have the three following children. 

1.5.4.1.5.1. Derek Gregory, the first of three children of  Nancy Lucash and Thomas Alan Gregory. 

1.5.4.1.5.2. Marc Gregory, the second of three children of  Nancy Lucash and Thomas Alan Gregory. 

1.5.4.1.5.3. Erika Baum, nee Gregory, the third of three children of  Nancy Lucash and Thomas Alan Gregory.  Erika Gregory married Mark Baum.  

1.5.4.2. Joanne Rice, nee Lucash, the second of three children of Charles J. Lucash and Elizabeth Hock, 1882--1973. Joanne Lucash married Charles Rice and has one child

1.5.4.2.1. Deborah Rice,

1.5.4.3. Bernice Jaegers, nee Lucash, 7-31-1915--, the third of three children of Charles J. Lucash and Elizabeth Hock, 1882--1973. On Thanksgiving Bernice Lucash married Sgt. Alphonse Jaegers at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Freeburg, IL. They have the following five children,

1.5.4.3.1. Joyce Jaegers, the first of five children of Bernice Lucash and Alphonse Jaegers. 

1.5.4.3.2. Jeanne Jaegers, the second of five children of Bernice Lucash and Alphonse Jaegers. 

1.5.4.3.3. Gordon Jaegers, the third of five children of Bernice Lucash and Alphonse Jaegers. 

1.5.4.3.4. Janet Jaegers, the fourth of five children of Bernice Lucash and Alphonse Jaegers. 

1.5.4.3.5. Gary Jaegers, the fifth of five children of Bernice Lucash and Alphonse Jaegers. 

1.5.5. Edward P. Lucash Sr., 6-30-1886--9-10-1970,  the fifth of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. Edward was ordered to report for service for the Great War on 9-18-1917 and served overseas. On 5-9-1921, Edward P. Lucash married Ada Wilderman, 1-16-1901--4-2-1981, at Murphysboro, Illinois. Edward and Ada lived in Freeburg, Il. Edward was a retired construction worker and was a member of Laborers Local 450. He and Ada are buried at Elmwood cemetery in Freeburg. They were the parents of one son,

1.5.5.1. Edward P. Lucash Jr., --12-2-1921, died in infancy.

1.5.6. Amelia Lucash, 9-3-1887--9-2-1888,  the sixth of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918 who died in infancy.

1.5.7. Adolph Lucash, 3-14-1889--9-12-1949,  the seventh of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918.  Adolph Lucash bought a grocery store in 1912 in Belleville, IL, and later owned a saw mill. In 1917, Adolph was drafted and sent to Kentucky for World War I training. He was sent home due to poor health. Adolph is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Freeburg, IL. The following is from the 10-16-1917 issue of the Belleville Advocate.

"SIX MEN FROM DIST. 2 HAVE BEEN REJECTED-

Physicians At Camp Taylor Sent Six Men Home-One Wanted to Stay-Six members of the contingent of men for the National Army from district number 2 have been rejected by the members of the exemption board of district two, but Dr. E.M Irwin, examining physician of the board returned from Camp Taylor yesterday with the information. The Advocate also received news to this effect in a letter from Clarence Fehr this morning. The men who were released were: Adolph Lucash, (and five other men intentionally omitted by me). Lucash is a disappointed man. He was very anxious to serve his country in the new army and with his brother, sold their grocery business here at a loss, when called. He made no claim for exemption and proudly carried the flag for the contingent with which he fell."

In 1933, Adolph's barn in Freeburg burnt to the ground. On 2-6-1922, Adolph Lucash married Georgia Ellen Wilderman, 12-1-1892--10-25-1945, who was the sister to Edward Lucash's wife, see 1.5.5. Adolph and two of his brothers, Benjamin and Walter operated the Freeburg Hardwood Lumber Company. During this period Evelyn, his daughter and her cousin Myra would accompany their fathers when delivering lumber to the various furniture companies in St. Louis. Adolph Lucash and Georgia Ellen Wilderman had two children.

1.5.7.1. Lucille Pemberton, nee Lucash, 12-12-1923--12-4-1992, the first of two children of Adolph Lucash and Georgia Ellen Wilderman born in Freeburg, IL and died in Austin, TX. Lucille Lucash married Charles Lester Pemberton, 11-26-1920--, born in OK. Lucille Lucash and Charles Lester Pemberton had three children.

1.5.7.1.1. Michelle Gilson, nee Pemberton, the first of three children of Lucille Lucash and Charles Lester Pemberton.  Michelle Pemberton married Greg Gilson and resides in Austin, TX. Michelle Pemberton and Greg Gilson have two children.

1.5.7.1.1.1. Lisa Claire Gilson, the first of two children of Michelle Pemberton and Greg Gilson. 

1.5.7.1.1.2. Ashleigh Gilson, the second of two children of Michelle Pemberton and Greg Gilson. 

1.5.7.1.2. Doug Pemberton, the second of three children of Lucille Lucash and Charles Lester Pemberton who resides in Harker, TX

1.5.7.1.3. William Henry Pemberton, 8-12-1955--, the third of three children of Lucille Lucash and Charles Lester Pemberton born on Fort Hood, near Kileen, TX. Bill Pemberton married Jennifer Gail Berry, 12-10-1953--, on 8-21-1975. The family resides in Southlake a suburb of Dallas. They have two children.

1.5.7.1.3.1. Mark Brandon Pemberton, 1979--, the first of two children of Bill Pemberton and Jennifer Gail Berry and is attending SMU in the fall of 1998 on an academic scholarship.

1.5.7.1.3.2. Elizabeth Ashley Pemberton, 1983--, the second of two children of Bill Pemberton and Jennifer Gail Berry. 

1.5.7.2. Evelyn Laura Simonich, nee Lucash, 12-27-1928--, the second of two children of Adolph Lucash and Georgia Ellen Wilderman born in Freeburg, IL. On 10-30-1948, Evelyn Laura Lucash married Harry Neil Meharg, 9-27-1925--6-9-1985, and had four children including a set of twins. Evelyn has remarried to George Martin Simonich and lives in Mooristown, TN with her three step children. Evelyn Laura Lucash and Harry Neil Meharg had the following four children.

1.5.7.2.1. John Neil Meharg, 2-22-1952--, the first of four children of Evelyn Laura Lucash and Harry Neil Meharg. John Neil Meharg married Sally Jean Atkins and have five children. They are,

1.5.7.2.1.1. Elena Marie Meharg, 9-1-1981--, the first of five children of  John Neil Meharg and Sally Jean Atkins. 

1.5.7.2.1.2. John Henry Meharg, 4-22-1983--, the second of five children of  John Neil Meharg and Sally Jean Atkins. 

1.5.7.2.1.3. Patrick Michael Meharg, 10-7-1985--, the third of five children of  John Neil Meharg and Sally Jean Atkins. 

1.5.7.2.1.4. Christine Elizabeth Meharg, 11-7-1988--, the fourth of five children of  John Neil Meharg and Sally Jean Atkins. 

1.5.7.2.1.5. Erik John Meharg, 1-8-1992--, the fifth of five children of  John Neil Meharg and Sally Jean Atkins. 

1.5.7.2.2. Angela Ellen New, nee Reed, nee Meharg, 10-10-1957--, the second of four children of Evelyn Laura Lucash and Harry Neil Meharg.  Angela Ellen Meharg married John Reed and had three children. Angela then married Jimmy New.  Angela Ellen Meharg and John Reed have the following three children.

1.5.7.2.2.1. Lisa Beth Mitchell, nee Reed, 12-21-1977--, the first of three children of Angela Ellen Meharg and John Reed Lisa Beth Reed married John Eric Mitchell and has one child.

1.5.7.2.2.1.1. John Eric Mitchell, 12-30-1999--,

1.5.7.2.2.2. Pamela Sue Reed, 3-8-1979--, the second of three children of Angela Ellen Meharg and John Reed.

1.5.7.2.2.3. Jody Christopher Reed, 4-28-1980--, the third of three children of Angela Ellen Meharg and John Reed.

1.5.7.2.3. Michael Harry Meharg, 10-4-1960--, the third of Evelyn and Harry's children, married Christina Marbach and have one child.

1.5.7.2.3.1. Stephanie Marie Meharg, 10-1-1984--,

1.5.7.2.4. Patrick Lucas Meharg, 10-4-1960--, the fourth of four children of Evelyn Laura Lucash and Harry Neil Meharg.

1.5.8. Agnes Schupp, nee Lucash, 1-21-1891--6-22-1950, the eighth of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918 Agnes Lucash married John A. Schupp, 1888--9-7-1944, on 6-21-1927. Agnes is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Freeburg, IL.

1.5.9. J. Benjamin Lucash, Sr., 3-11-1894--12-4-1975, the ninth of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. Benjamin Lucash was an overseas veteran of WWI and was discharged in 1920. On 3-8-1922, Benjamin Lucash, Sr married Nora Schickedanz,  11-30-1900--4-14-1979. Ben and Nora lived in Freeburg, Il. and for some time he was a partner with two of his brothers operating a sawmill and lumber business, however he retired from Illinois Power Company. Ben and Nora are buried at St Paul Cemetery in Freeburg. Benjamin Lucash, Sr and Nora Schickedanz had four children. 

1.5.9.1. Beatrice Elden, nee Lucash, 2-15-1923--, the first of four children of Benjamin Lucash, Sr and Nora Schickedanz.  On 2-20-1943, Beatrice Elden, nee Lucash married Edwin Elden 10-6-1921--11-30-1996 born in Lansing, Michigan. Edwin was a veteran of the Army Air Force during WWII and served two years in England before his discharge on 12-29-1945. They moved to Lansing after marriage, but returned to Freeburg while he served overseas, then back to Michigan after his discharge, but moved back to Freeburg in 1948. Beatrice Lucash and Edwin Elden had the following three children,

1.5.9.1.1. Douglas Elden, 11-8-1946--, the first of three children of Beatrice Lucash and Edwin Elden. On 3-12-1976, Douglas Elden married Linda Mueller and  had three children. 

1.5.9.1.1.1. Jennifer Elden, 12-11-1976--, the first of three children of Douglas Elden and Linda Mueller. Jennifer Elden married  1.3.5.2.2. David Lucash, 3-5-1970--, the second of two children of  Melvin J. Lucash and Teresa Aquilera.

1.5.9.1.1.2. Jeffrey Elden, 1-18-1979--, the second of three children of Douglas Elden and Linda Mueller.

1.5.9.1.1.3. Erik Elden, 6-26-1982--, the third of three children of Douglas Elden and Linda Mueller.

1.5.9.1.2. Donald Elden, 4-19-1949--, the second of three children of Beatrice Lucash and Edwin Elden. On 10-17-1970, Donald Elden married Grace Clarkson. They have one child.

1.5.9.1.2.1. Donald Greg Elden, 11-9-1971--, the only child of Donald Elden married Grace Clarkson. On 8-7-1993, Donald Greg Elden married Donna Fuqua. They have three children,

1.5.9.1.2.1.1. Heather Elden, 1-6-1994--, the first of three children of Donald Greg Elden and Donna Fuqua. 

1.5.9.1.2.1.2. Hailey Elden, 7-30-1999--, the second of three children of Donald Greg Elden and Donna Fuqua.

1.5.9.1.2.1.3. Hanna Elden, 4-5-2003--, the third of three children of Donald Greg Elden and Donna Fuqua. 

1.5.9.1.3. Robert Elden, 11-19-1955--, the third of three children of Beatrice Lucash and Edwin Elden. On 4-17-1982, Robert Elden married Terry Frank, a registered nurse. They have two children,

1.5.9.1.3.1. Joel Elden, 1-29-1987--, the first of two children of Robert Elden and Terry Frank. 

1.5.9.1.3.2. Justin Elden, 7-14-1989--, the second of two children of Robert Elden and Terry Frank. 

1.5.9.2. J. Benjamin Lucash, Jr., 4-28-1924--8-28-1995, the second of four children of Benjamin Lucash, Sr and Nora Schickedanz born in Freeburg, IL.  J. Benjamin Lucash served in the U S Army in the South Pacific during WW II. On 4-28-1948, J. Benjamin Lucash married Mary Jo Bann, 7-6-1924--4-15-1991. Mary Jo, the daughter of Patrick John Bann and Adeline Wisnewski was a registered Nurse at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. They lived in Belleville. Benjamin died in Belleville, IL and both are buried at Green Mount Cemetery in Belleville. Benjamin Lucash and Mary Jo Bann had six children.

1.5.9.2.1. Patrick A Lucash, 11-1-1950--, the first of six children of Benjamin Lucash and Mary Jo Bann born in Belleville, IL. Patrick A Lucash married Judith K. Jones in Belleville, IL. Patrick's daughter is,

1.5.9.2.1.1. Lindsay Renee Romero, nee Henderson, 8-30-1980--,  married Adam Romero on 10-17-2009 at St. James Church in Milstadt, Il.

1.5.9.2.2. Timothy J. Lucash, 9-7-1952--8-20-1997, the second of six children of Benjamin Lucash and Mary Jo Bann born in Belleville, IL. Timothy was a US Army Veteran serving from 1972 to 1973 in the Vietnam War. On 7-30-1977, Timothy J. Lucash married Sherry L. Wamser in Belleville, IL.  Tim also married Lori McGinnis and Sarah Benton Levitt.

1.5.9.2.3. Mary Joan Pool, nee Schrand, nee Lucash, 10-20-1956--, the third of six children of Benjamin Lucash and Mary Jo Bann born in Belleville, IL. Mary Joan Lucash married Michael Schrand on 9-22-1984 in Belleville, IL. Joan then married David Pool on 2-16-1994, in Las Vegas, NV. Mary Joan Lucash has three children, two by Michael Schrand and one by David Pool. 

1.5.9.2.3.1. Jaclyn Elizabeth Schrand, 4-1-1985--, the first of three children of Mary Joan Lucash and the first of two by Michael Schrand born in Belleville, IL.

1.5.9.2.3.2. Ashley Maria Schrand, 10-7-1986--, the second of three children of Mary Joan Lucash and the second of two by Michael Schrand born in St. Louis, MO.

1.5.9.2.3.3. Meagan Pool, 8-28-1995--, the third of three children of Mary Joan Lucash and the only one by David Pool born in Las Vegas, NV.

1.5.9.2.4. Thomas G. Lucash, 2-17-1959--, the fourth of six children of Benjamin Lucash and Mary Jo Bann born in Belleville, IL. Thomas G. Lucash married Twila Sue Barhorst on 11-7-1982, at St Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, IL. Thomas has remarried to Mary Ellen Ratz in 1996 in Belleville, IL. Thomas G. Lucash and Twila Sue Barhorst had two children,

1.5.9.2.4.1. Sarah Deann Lucash, 2-24-1983--2-18-2001, the first of two children of Thomas G. Lucash and Twila Sue Barhorst born in Belleville, IL.

1.5.9.2.4.2. Brian Thomas Lucash, 8-14-1984--,  the second of two children of Thomas G. Lucash and Twila Sue Barhorst born in Belleville, IL.

1.5.9.2.5. Anne Elizabeth Drumwright, nee Lucash, 1-19-1961--, the fifth of six children of Benjamin Lucash and Mary Jo Bann born in Belleville, IL. Anne Elizabeth Lucash was married to James Drumwright of Belleville, Il. on 5-13-1990 at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Anne has three children, two with James Drumwright,

1.5.9.2.5.1. Amy Lynn Oates, nee Alpuerto, 3-22-1981--, the first of three children of Anne Elizabeth Lucash. Amy married Kevin Oates in 6-2009. 

1.5.9.2.5.2. Abigale Elizabeth Drumwright, 7-1-1995--, the second of three children of Anne Elizabeth Lucash and the first of two children by James Drumwright born in Memphis, TN.

1.5.9.2.5.3. John Robert Drumwright, 7-4-1998--, the third of three children of Anne Elizabeth Lucash and the second of two children by James Drumwright born in Memphis, TN.

1.5.9.2.6. Jane Lee Dunajcik, nee Benesh, nee Lucash, 6-23-1964--, the sixth of six children of Benjamin Lucash and Mary Jo Bann born in Belleville, IL. In 1984, she was the first recipient of the Abe Small Scholarship at Belleville Area College. On 9-22-1990, Jane Lee Lucash married Steve Raoul Benesh in Chicago, IL. Jane Lee Lucash then married Robert R. Dunajcik on 5-26-2006 in St. Louis, MO.  Jane Lee Lucash and Steve Raoul Benesh had one child.

1.5.9.2.6.1. Rachel Ayn Benesh, 9-13-1995--, born in St. Louis, MO.

1.5.9.3. Myra Jane Cottrell, nee Lucash, 11-14-1927--, the third of four children of Benjamin Lucash, Sr and Nora Schickedanz born in Freeburg, IL. On 11-21-1948, Myra Jane Lucash married Richard Cottrell, 1-16-1928--6-7-1995. Richard Phillip Cottrell was born in Sea Cliff, Long Island, NY and died in Rochester, Michigan. Since their marriage, they had maintained their home in Michigan. They have four children,

1.5.9.3.1. Rebecca Ann Simard, nee Cottrell, 6-20-1950--, the first of four children of Myra Jane Lucash and Richard Cottrell born in Troy, NY. On 2-28-1976, Rebecca Ann Cottrell married Yves Simard, born in Quebec, Quebec, Canada.

1.5.9.3.2. Deborah Sue Schofield, nee Cottrell, 10-19-1953--, the second of four children of Myra Jane Lucash and Richard Cottrell born in Saginaw, Michigan. On 7-25-1975, Deborah Sue Cottrell married Mark Whitney Schofield, born in Jackson, Michigan. They have one child,

1.5.9.3.2.1. Diana Whitney Schofield, 7-25-1982--, born in Louisville, KY and attends Northwestern University.

1.5.9.3.3. Suzanne Browe, nee Cottrell, 4-30-1955--, the third of four children of Myra Jane Lucash and Richard Cottrell born in Saginaw, Michigan. On 9-7-1974, Suzanne Cottrell married Michael Browe born in Detroit, Michigan. They have three children.

1.5.9.3.3.1. Nicholas Browe, 1-12-1986--, the first of three children of Suzanne Cottrell and Michael Browe born in Rochester, Michigan.

1.5.9.3.3.2. Sarah Browe, 12-20-1990--, the second of three children of Suzanne Cottrell and Michael Browe born in Rochester, Michigan.

1.5.9.3.3.3. Hannah Browe, 5-9-1996--, the third of three children of Suzanne Cottrell and Michael Browe born in Rochester, Michigan.

1.5.9.3.4. Amy Lynn Fischer, nee Cottrell, 6-7-1962--, the fourth of four children of Myra Jane Lucash and Richard Cottrell born in Livonia, Michigan. On 9-8-1985, Amy Lynn Cottrell married Raymond Fischer III. They have three children.

1.5.9.3.4.1. Raymond Fischer IV, 3-9-1992--, the first of three children of Amy Lynn Cottrell and Raymond Fischer III born in New York City, NY.

1.5.9.3.4.2. Jack Richard Fischer, 12-14-1994--,  the second of three children of Amy Lynn Cottrell and Raymond Fischer III born in New York City, NY.

1.5.9.3.4.3. Kathryn Rebecca Fischer, 2-15-2000--, the third of three children of Amy Lynn Cottrell and Raymond Fischer III born in Kirkwood, MO.

1.5.9.4. Betty Weber, nee Lucash, 10-10-1933--, the fourth of four children of Benjamin Lucash, Sr and Nora Schickedanz On 6-24-1950, Betty Lucash married Milton G Weber, 6-21-1927--. Betty and Milton just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2000. They have made their home in Freeburg, Il. where Milton operated a specialized auto repair shop. 

1.5.9.4.1. Milton Lee Weber, 3-16-1951--, the first of four children of Betty Lucash and Milton G Weber. On 11-21-1975, Milton Lee Weber married Kimberly Surmeir, 9-21-1957--.  Milton Weber later married Cynthia Adams (Mensing)(Grau). Milton Weber had a total of seven children, three by Kimberly Surmeir and four by Cynthia Adams. 

1.5.9.4.1.1. Erica Nichole Weber, 1-22-1976--, the first of seven  children of Milton Lee Weber and the first of three by Kimberly Surmeir. 

1.5.9.4.1.2. Brandon Michael Weber, 12-26-1978--,  the first of seven  children of Milton Lee Weber and the second of three by Kimberly Surmeir. 

1.5.9.4.1.3. Derek Benjamin Weber, 7-20-1981--, the first of seven  children of Milton Lee Weber and the third of three by Kimberly Surmeir. 

1.5.9.4.1.4. Kimberly Mensing, 4-13-1971--, the fourth of seven children of Milton Lee Weber and the first of four by Cynthia Adams. 

1.5.9.4.1.5. Heather Mensing, 1-17-1975--, the fifth of seven children of Milton Lee Weber and the second of four by Cynthia Adams. 

1.5.9.4.1.6. Melisa Grau, 1-11-1980--, the sixth of seven children of Milton Lee Weber and the third of four by Cynthia Adams. 

1.5.9.4.1.7. Ian Tyler Weber, 1-21-1994--, the seventh of seven children of Milton Lee Weber and the fourth of four by Cynthia Adams. 

1.5.9.4.2. Darrell Dee Weber, 9-3-1956--, the second of four children of Betty Lucash and Milton G Weber. On 8-14-1982, Darrell Dee Weber married Marjorie Clepper. Darrell is a Minister at the United Church of Christ in Garner, Iowa. They have three children,

1.5.9.4.2.1. Melissa Christine Weber, 1-28-1983--, the first of three children of Darrell Dee Weber and Marjorie Clepper

1.5.9.4.2.2. Joshua Christian Weber, 10-5-1985--, the second of three children of Darrell Dee Weber and Marjorie Clepper

1.5.9.4.2.3. Rachel Elizabeth Weber, 12-19-1988--, the third of three children of Darrell Dee Weber and Marjorie Clepper

1.5.9.4.3. Neal Blaine Weber, 12-30-1961--, the third of four children of Betty Lucash and Milton G Weber. On 6-25-1988, Neal Blaine Weber married Carmen Ziegler in Schaumburg, Il. They have two children,

1.5.9.4.3.1. Alec Wolfgang Weber, 7-30-1990--, the first of two children of Neal Blaine Weber and Carmen Ziegler.

1.5.9.4.3.2. Garrett Wilhelm Weber, 8-24-1993--, the second of two children of  Neal Blaine Weber and Carmen Ziegler

1.5.9.4.4. Scott Benjamin Weber, 12-2-1965--, the fourth of four children of Betty Lucash and Milton G Weber. On 12-5-1992, Scott Benjamin Weber married Julie Conway, nee Hammell. They have three children,

1.5.9.4.4.1. Jayce Conway, 7-23-1986--, the first of three children of  Scott Benjamin Weber and Julie Conway, nee Hammell. 

1.5.9.4.4.2. Camden Scott Weber, 4-21-1994--, the second of three children of  Scott Benjamin Weber and Julie Conway, nee Hammell. 

1.5.9.4.4.3. Corinne Nicole Weber, 11-1-1996--, the third of three children of  Scott Benjamin Weber and Julie Conway, nee Hammell. 

1.5.10. Anna Lucash, 9-16-1883--, the tenth of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918.

1.5.11. Laura Evelyn Keck, nee Lucash, 11-7-1895--2-26-1985, the eleventh of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918, born in Freeburg, IL and died in San Antonio, TX. On 5-24-1926, Laura Evelyn Lucash married Earl Edwin Keck, --5-24-1969, and lived for a time in Belleville, IL before moving to San Antonio, TX.   Earl was a farmer until the 1940’s when he went to work at Swift & Co. in East St. Louis, IL.  Laura also worked there. Laura relocated to San Antonio in 1959 to be near her daughter and family.  Earl is buried in Valhalla Cemetery in Belleville, IL.  Laura died in San Antonio and is in a crypt at Sunset Cemetery in San Antonio.  Laura Evelyn Lucash and Earl Edwin Keck had one daughter.

1.5.11.1. Shyrlee Creswell, nee Keck, 10-25-1931--, the only daughter of Laura Lucash and Earl Edwin Keck born in Belleville, IL. On 5-18-1957 in Killeen,TX, Shyrlee Keck or Shyrl as she was known later in life married Walter V. Creswell, 9-20-1928--,  and moved to San Antonio, TX in 1957,  Shyrl retired from Civil Service after 35 years.  Walter retired from Civil Service and also retired as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. Shyrlee Keck and  Walter V. Creswell had the following four children. 

1.5.11.1.1. Billie Sharelene Hartman, nee Keck-Collins, 12-9-1952--, the first of four children of Shyrlee Keck born in St. Louis, MO.  On 11-14-1970 in St. Louis, MO, Billie Sharelene Keck-Collins married Michael Joseph Hartman, 4-26-1953--, who was born in Belleville, IL.  They both grew up in E. St. Louis, IL  and lived in Belleville, IL. until Michael joined the Army in 1972.  Over the next 30 years, the Army sent them throughout the U.S., England, and Michael spent 2 tours in Korea. Billie received a B.S. from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1984 and a M.S. from the University of Central Texas in 1991.  Michael retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, and they settled in San Antonio, TX.  Billie is a nursing home administrator, Michael works for the U.S. Army.  Billie
Sharelene Keck-Collins and Michael Joseph Hartman had the following two children.

1.5.11.1.1.1. 
Eric Michael Hartman Sr.,
“Gunny” 4-25-1971--, the first of two children of Billie Sharelene Keck-Collins and Michael Joseph Hartman born at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.  On 8-14-1993 in Bryan, TX, Eric Michael Hartman Sr. married Mary Ellen Fields, 9-18-1971--, who was born in FL.  Eric, “Gunny” received a B.A. and M.S. from Texas A & M University after which he received a Th.M. in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.  He also has a M.St. in History of Doctrine from Oxford University and completed coursework for a Ph.D in Rhetoric at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Gunny in the past has been an Adjunct Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth and has pastored Southern Baptist churches for 8 years.  Presently Gunny is founding pastor and an elder of Providence Church in Plano, TX.  The family resides in the Dallas suburb of Murphy, TX. Photo at left is 2014 family reunion in Shiloh, IL with Gunny and 1.5.9.2.3. Joan and 1.5.9.2.3.2. Ashley. Gunny Hartman  and Mary Ellen Fields had the following four children. 

1.5.11.1.1.1.1.  Sarah Elizabeth Hartman, 5-1-1999--, the first of four children of Eric Michael Hartman Sr. and Mary Ellen Fields born in Oxford, England

1.5.11.1.1.1.2.  Rachel Faith Hartman, 12-28-2000--, the second of four children of Eric Michael Hartman Sr. and Mary Ellen Fields born in Dallas, TX.

1.5.11.1.1.1.3.  Eric Michael Hartman Jr., 3-28-2003--, the third of four children of Eric Michael Hartman Sr. and Mary Ellen Fields born in Dallas, TX.

1.5.11.1.1.1.4.  Victoria Grace Hartman, 2-3-2005--, the fourth of four children of Eric Michael Hartman Sr. and Mary Ellen Fields born in Dallas, TX.

1.5.11.1.1.2.   Brandi Elaine Gray, nee Hartman, 4-25-1974--, the second of two children of Billie Sharelene Keck-Collins and Michael Joseph Hartman born in Ft. Sill, OK.  Brandi Elaine Hartman married Timothy Russell Gray, 7-3-1972--, who was born in NM. Brandi attended the University of Texas at Arlington and San Antonio Community College. The family resides in San Antonio, TX.  Brandi Elaine Hartman and Timothy Russell Gray had the following three children.

1.5.11.1.1.2.1.  Russell James Gray, 2-16-2001--, the first of three children of Brandi Elaine Hartman and Timothy Russell Gray born in Germantown, TN.

1.5.11.1.1.2.2.  Lauren Elaine Gray, 4-26-2002--, the second of three children of Brandi Elaine Hartman and Timothy Russell Gray born in Burnsville, MN

1.5.11.1.1.2.3.  April Megan Gray, 12-1-2003--, the third of three children of Brandi Elaine Hartman and Timothy Russell Gray born in San Antonio, TX. 

1.5.11.1.2. Walter Van Creswell, 8-18-1958--1-14-1997, the second of four children of Shyrlee Keck and Walter V. Creswell born in San Antonio, TX and died in Houston, TX.  On 3-14-1987 in San Antonio, TX, Walter Van Creswell married Darla Bradley who was born in San Antonio, TX.  Walter spent several years in the Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller and worked for the Veterans Affairs in Houston.  He and his family lived in The Woodlands, TX. Walter Van Creswell and Darla Bradley had one child.

1.5.11.1.2.1.  Paige Janet Creswell, 2-14-1995--, born in Houston,TX. 

1.5.11.1.3. Janet Vaska Starkey, nee Creswell, 6-1-1961--, the third of four children of Shyrlee Keck and Walter V. Creswell born in San Antonio, TX.  On 8-1-1987 in San Antonio, TX, Janet Vaska Creswell married Larry Donald Starkey, 3-2-1947--, who was born in Boise, Idaho. Janet received a B.S. degree from the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. They reside in San Antonio, TX.  Janet teaches High School math.

1.5.11.1.4. John Joseph Creswell, 6-18-1965--, the fourth of four children of Shyrlee Keck and Walter V. Creswell born in San Antonio, TX.  In 2001 in Las Vegas,  NV, John Joseph Creswell married Adella Jimenez and had the following two children.  John owns a carpet cleaning business in Austin, TX. He and his family live in Round Rock, TX.

1.5.11.1.4.1.  Celicia Creswell, 11-12-2001--, the frist of two children of John Joseph Creswell and Adella Jimenez born in Austin, TX.
 
1.5.11.1.4.2.  John Walter Creswell, 12-5-2002--, the second of two children of John Joseph Creswell and Adella Jimenez born in Austin, TX.

1.5.12. Elsie Nehring, nee Lucash, 10-2-1902--7-16-1978, the twelfth of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. At that time, the local High School offered a two-year program. Elsie graduated from High School on May 29, 1920 in the Singer Hall in Freeburg, Illinois. Her's was one of the largest classes to graduate with 13 students. On 6-14-1924. Elsie Lucash married Roman Nehring, 1-27-1901--10-30-1965. Roman Nehring is a brother of Mrs Stella Lucash, nee Nehring. After their marriage, they lived in St Louis, MO. Elsie and Roman are buried at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Elsie Lucash and Roman Nehring had the following two children.

1.5.12.1. Roman Robert Nehring, 11-20-1926--4-8-1986, the first of two children of Elsie Lucash and Roman Nehring, known as Bob, Roman Robert Nehring  married Patricia Gilmore, 6-1925--11-1999. They had six children, they are,

1.5.12.1.1. David M. Nehring, the first of six children of Roman Robert Nehring and Patricia Gilmore. David M. Nehring married Dawn Leslie and had the following two children.

1.5.12.1.1.1. Leslie Nehring,  the first of two children of David M. Nehring and Dawn Leslie. 

1.5.12.1.1.2. Gregory Nehring, the second of two children of David M. Nehring and Dawn Leslie. 

1.5.12.1.2. Patricia Palazzolo, nee Nehring, the second of six children of Roman Robert Nehring and Patricia Gilmore.  Patricia Nehring married Jere Palazzolo and had four children,

1.5.12.1.2.1. Matthew Palazzolo, the first of four children of Patricia Nehring married Jere Palazzolo. 

1.5.12.1.2.2. Mark Palazzolo, the second of four children of Patricia Nehring married Jere Palazzolo. 

1.5.12.1.2.3. John Palazzolo, the third of four children of Patricia Nehring married Jere Palazzolo. 

1.5.12.1.2.4. Elizabeth Palazzolo, the fourth of four children of Patricia Nehring married Jere Palazzolo. 

1.5.12.1.3. Robert G. Nehring, the third of six children of Roman Robert Nehring and Patricia Gilmore.  Robert G. Nehring is married with one child.

1.5.12.1.3.1. Michael Nehring,

1.5.12.1.4. Thomas A. Nehring, the fourth of six children of Roman Robert Nehring and Patricia Gilmore. 

1.5.12.1.5. James P. Nehring, the fifth of six children of Roman Robert Nehring and Patricia Gilmore. James P. Nehring is married with one child.

1.5.12.1.5.1. James Nehring,

1.5.12.1.6. Kathleen Jarvis, nee Nehring, the sixth of six children of Roman Robert Nehring and Patricia Gilmore.  Kathleen Nehring known as Katie, married James Jarvis.

A Linda Young Nehring in St. Louis, Mo. is related to Elsie Nehring, nee Lucash.

1.5.12.2. Betty Duckworth, nee Nehring, 2-28-1933--, the second of two children of Elsie Lucash and Roman Nehring.  On 5-29-1954, Betty Nehring married Jack Henry Duckworth, 6-21-1928--1-2-1982. Jack was on active duty with the Navy during the Korean War, 1951-1954. They lived in St Louis and have five children.

1.5.12.2.1. Daniel J Duckworth, 11-15-1957--, the first of five children of Betty Nehring and Jack Henry Duckworth. Daniel J Duckworth married Denise Johnson and have two children.

1.5.12.2.1.1. Rachael E Duckworth, 4-3-1984--, the first of two children of  Daniel J Duckworth and Denise Johnson. 

1.5.12.2.1.2. Victoria M Duckworth, 4-5-1989--, the second of two children of  Daniel J Duckworth and Denise Johnson. 

1.5.12.2.2. Diane M Brandow, nee Duckworth, 2-26-1959--, the second of five children of Betty Nehring and Jack Henry Duckworth. Diane M Duckworth married Carl Brandow and have three children. 

1.5.12.2.2.1. Elizabeth A Brandow, 4-15-1988--,  the first of three children of  Diane M Duckworth and Carl Brandow. 

1.5.12.2.2.2. Sarah M Brandow, 3-26-1991--, the second of three children of  Diane M Duckworth and Carl Brandow. 

1.5.12.2.2.3. Angela J Brandow, 5-1-1994--, the third of three children of  Diane M Duckworth and Carl Brandow. 

1.5.12.2.3. Dennis E Duckworth, 4-16-1962--, the third of five children of Betty Nehring and Jack Henry Duckworth. Dennis E Duckworth married Karen Mittrucker and have two children.

1.5.12.2.3.1. Jack J Duckworth, 5-2-1989--, the first of two children of Dennis E Duckworth and  Karen Mittrucker. 

1.5.12.2.3.2. Jill M Duckworth, 11-6-1991--, the second of two children of Dennis E Duckworth and  Karen Mittrucker. 

1.5.12.2.4. Donald R. Duckworth, 9-2-1964--, the fourth of five children of Betty Nehring and Jack Henry Duckworth. Donald R. Duckworth married Linda Brumback

1.5.12.2.5. John R. Duckworth, 1-9-1966--, the fifth of five children of Betty Nehring and Jack Henry Duckworth.

1.5.13. Walter A. Lucash, 4-14-1898--10-4-1956, the thirteenth of fourteen children of Joseph B. Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. On 11-4-1924, Walter A. Lucash married Estelle Elizabeth Nehring, 5-4-1902--2-13-1985, the sister of Roman Nehring who married Elsie Lucash. Both lived in Freeburg and Walter and Estelle are buried at St. Joseph's. Walter A. Lucash and Estelle Elizabeth Nehring had four children.

1.5.13.1. Walter Joseph Lucash, 8-23-1925--8-1-1985, the first of four children of Walter A. Lucash and Estelle Elizabeth Nehring.  Walter Joseph Lucash was very active in the Freeburg Chamber of Commerce. He did a Recreation Ass. study on a plot of land to see if it should be bought for a park around June of 1960. In February of 1962, Walter submitted the budget for the Chamber of Commerce. In February 1955, the Chamber of Commerce tried to buy the Lucash land that was located near the Eureka Inn in Freeburg. Walter was a corporal in the US Army during WW II. Walter served in the U S Army Air Corps during WWII in the New Guinea area. He was very active in Veterans organizations and served on the Freeburg Village Board for eight years. On 4-15-1947, Walter Joseph Lucash married Edna Mae Baechle, 1-28-1926--, at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville. Both Walter and Edna are buried at St. Joseph's. Walter Joseph Lucash and Edna Mae Baechle have four children.

1.5.13.1.1. Charlotte Vielweber, nee Lucash, 8-28-1948--, the first of four children of Walter Joseph Lucash and Edna Mae Baechle.  Charlotte lives in Freeburg, IL. Charlotte is a registered Nurse and Health Educator at the local high school. In 1990, she returned to school for her Master's degree in Administration. Charlotte is married to Ken Vielweber, who has worked for Illinois Bell Telephone for the past 25 years and is now retired. The family lives on part of the original Lucash farm located on Old Fayettville Road and Cemetery Road in Freeburg. They have two children.

1.5.13.1.1.1. Brian Vielweber, 8-6-1967--, the first of two children of Charlotte Lucash and Ken Vielweber born in Freeberg, IL. Brian Vielweber married Tammy E. Davis, 10-7-1972--, on 6-18-1994. On 11-29-2002, Brian married Ronda Sue Malone, 6-12-1974--. Brian has been the Chief of Police for the village of Smithton, IL since 1991. He also teaches for the Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. Brian has two children.

1.5.13.1.1.1.1. Jordan Ashley Werner, 4-28-1986--, born in Freeburg, IL

1.5.13.1.1.1.2. Paigelynn Nichole Vielweber, 4-13-1996--, Brian and Tammy's daughter.

1.5.13.1.1.2. Amy Piontek, nee Vielweber, 3-23-1973--, the second of two children of Charlotte Lucash and Ken Vielweber. Amy attended the University of Illinois in 1991. Amy is now a Registered Nurse. On October 12, 1996, Amy Vielweber married Jeffrey Piontek. They have three children.

1.5.13.1.1.2.1. Meghan Elizabeth Piontek, 10-16-1997--, the first of three children of Amy Vielweber and Jeffrey Piontek born in IL.

1.5.13.1.1.2.2. Alexander Joseph Piontek, 11-12-2001--, the second of three children of Amy Vielweber and Jeffrey Piontek born in Smithton, IL

1.5.13.1.1.2.3. Brendon Piontek, 2004--, the third of three children of Amy Vielweber and Jeffrey Piontek born in IL

1.5.13.1.2. Robert Douglas Lucash, 8-14-1950--, the second of four children of Walter Joseph Lucash and Edna Mae Baechle. On 4-7-1974, Robert Douglas Lucash married Michele Mckenney.  They have one daughter,

1.5.13.1.2.1. Robin Theresa Lucash, 7-7-1978--, married in the summer of 2002.

1.5.13.1.3. Kathy Klopman, nee Lucash, 9-12-1952--, the third of four children of Walter Joseph Lucash and Edna Mae Baechle. Kathy Lucash married James E. Klopman. They have two children.

1.5.13.1.3.1. Bradford Klopman, 8-3-1984--, the first of two children of Kathy Lucash and James E. Klopman.

1.5.13.1.3.2. Katherine Ann Klopman, 5-15-1986--, the second of two children of Kathy Lucash and James E. Klopman.

1.5.13.1.4. Steven Lucash, 1-12-1957--, the fourth of four children of Walter Joseph Lucash and Edna Mae Baechle. Steven Lucash married Karen Curtin on 6-20-1987 at St. Richard's Catholic Church in Creve Coeur, MO. Steven Lucash and Karen Curtin have the following three children. 

1.5.13.1.4.1. Kelly Auburn Lucash, 4-1-1990--, the first of three children of Steven Lucash and Karen Curtin. 

1.5.13.1.4.2. Michael Joseph Lucash, 10-28-1992--, the second of three children of Steven Lucash and Karen Curtin.

1.5.13.1.4.3. Allison Marie Lucash, 2-20-1996--, the third of three children of Steven Lucash and Karen Curtin.

1.5.13.2. Marcellus J. "Bud" Lucash, 10-31-1926--12-30-1976, the second of four children of Walter A. Lucash and Estelle Elizabeth Nehring. Marcellus was in the US Army and served his time at Fort Sheridan, IL and was a star 3rd baseman for their team. Bud was signed up to play with the Cleveland Indians Baseball team in their class D League in Union City, TN. Marcellus J. "Bud" Lucash married Novella Thompson and they had five children. He was buried at St Joseph's cemetery in Freeburg, Il. Marcellus J. "Bud" Lucash and Novella Thompson had the following five children. 

1.5.13.2.1. Brenda Reinheimer, nee Lucash, 6-21-1954--6-5-2009, the first of five children of  Marcellus J. "Bud" Lucash and Novella Thompson. Brenda Lucash married Steve Reinheimer.

1.5.13.2.2. Karen Sue Espiritu, nee Lucash, 1-3-1956--2001, the second of five children of  Marcellus J. "Bud" Lucash and Novella Thompson. Karen Sue  Lucash married Vernon Espiritu and the family lives in CA. Karen Sue  Lucash and Vernon Espiritu had two daughters.

1.5.13.2.2.1. Amie Lizabeth Drey, 7-13-1974--, the first of two children of Karen Sue Lucash and Vernon Espiritu. Amie Lizabeth Drey married Travis Dent and has two children.

1.5.13.2.2.1.1. Blake Dent, 12-6-1992--, the first of two children of Amie Lizabeth Drey.

1.5.13.2.2.1.2. David Dent, 2-11-1993--,
the second of two children of Amie Lizabeth Drey.

1.5.13.2.2.2. Rachael DeAnn Espiritu, 1-4-1985--, the second of two children of Karen Sue Lucash and Vernon Espiritu born in Burbank, CA.

1.5.13.2.3. Joy DeAnn Sinsay, nee Lucash, 12-6-1957--, the third  of five children of  Marcellus J. "Bud" Lucash and Novella Thompson. Joy DeAnn Lucash married JoJo Sinsay, and they live in CA and have one daughter,

1.5.13.2.3.1. Shelby Marie Sinsay,

1.5.13.2.4. Mark Allan Lucash, 3-20-1961--, the fourth of five children of  Marcellus J. "Bud" Lucash and Novella Thompson. Mark Allan Lucash married Diane Demick. They have five children,

1.5.13.2.4.1. Brandi Lucash, the first of five children of  Mark Allan Lucash married Diane Demick. 

1.5.13.2.4.2. Andy Lucash, the second of five children of  Mark Allan Lucash married Diane Demick. 

1.5.13.2.4.3. Alexandria Lucash, the third of five children of  Mark Allan Lucash married Diane Demick. 

1.5.13.2.4.4. Erica Lucash, the fourth of five children of  Mark Allan Lucash married Diane Demick. 

1.5.13.2.4.5. Marc Lucash, the fifth of five children of  Mark Allan Lucash married Diane Demick. 

1.5.13.2.5. Ted Williams Lucash, 8-22-1963--, the fifth of five children of  Marcellus J. "Bud" Lucash and Novella Thompson. Ted Williams Lucash has two children.

1.5.13.2.5.1. Victoria Lynn Lucash,

1.5.13.2.5.2. Unknown Lucash, a son

1.5.13.3. Rose Marie Lucash, 11-17-1927--, (Sister Rita Marie), A.S.C., the third of four children of Walter A. Lucash and Estelle Elizabeth Nehring. In September of 1945 Rose Marie entered the Convent at Ruma, Il. of the Most Precious Blood Sisters now known as the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. She was given the religious name. Sister Rita Marie, ASC. Sister Rita taught in Catholic Elementary Schools in Illinois and Missouri for 40+ years and was Principal for 20+ of those years. Sister is now semi-retired and is the Secretary and Staff Assistant to the Province Offices at the Province Center in Ruma, Il.

1.5.13.4. Arthur Lucash, 6-27-1929--,  the fourth of four children of Walter A. Lucash and Estelle Elizabeth Nehring. In June 1949, Arthur Lucash married Areta Kessler, 12-31-1928--. Arthur lived at 102 S. Monroe St., Freeburg, IL, and after retirement they lived in Florida for several years but have now returned to Freeburg, Il. They have seven children. They are,

1.5.13.4.1. Randy Lucash, 9-15-1950--, the first of seven children of Arthur Lucash and Areta Kessler who lives in Freeburg, IL. Randy Lucash married Christina Anderson from Belleville. They had two children. They are,

1.5.13.4.1.1. Neil Lucash, 1-20-1977--,

1.5.13.4.1.2. Roshell Lipham, nee Lucash, 11-7-1980--,  known as Shelly and is married to a man by the name of Lipham.

1.5.13.4.2. Daniel James Lucash, 9-21-1951--, the second of seven children of Arthur Lucash and Areta Kessler. Dan Lucash married Elizabeth A Rousan and lives in Freeburg, IL.   Elizabeth Anne Rousan, who at age 31 was killed in a car crash on November 23, 1989 in Freeburg, IL.

1.5.13.4.3. Thomas Walter Lucash, 12-13-1953--, the third of seven children of Arthur Lucash and Areta Kessler.  Thomas Walter Lucash married Ellen Schmitz on 8-25-1979. On 4-7-2001, Thomas Wlater Lucash married Kristin Thomas Hildebrand. They have one child

1.5.13.4.3.1. Lance Elliott Hildebrand, 2-14-1990--,

1.5.13.4.4. Patric Joseph Lucash, 1-1-1955--, the fourth of seven children of Arthur Lucash and Areta Kessler who lives in Freeburg, IL.

1.5.13.4.5. Clark Louis Lucash, 8-16-1956--, the fifth of seven children of Arthur Lucash and Areta Kessler who lives in Freeburg, IL.

1.5.13.4.6. Julie Ann Kimmel, nee Lucash, 11-10-1959--, the sixth of seven children of Arthur Lucash and Areta Kessler.  Julie Ann Lucash married Keith Richard Kimmel on 6-22-1984.

1.5.13.4.7. Jennie Ann Wickelman, nee Lucash, 1-21-1961--, the seventh of seven children of Arthur Lucash and Areta Kessler. Jennie Ann Lucash married David Winckelman on 6-19-1989. They have one daughter,

1.5.13.4.7.1. Rachael Dyane Winckelman, 7-20-1994--,

1.5.14. Arthur Lucash, 1-11-1900--, was the fourteenth of fourteen children of Joseph B Lucash, 1852--1926, and Anastia Vratney, 1861--1918. Arthur reportedly died early in life as a result of a farming accident while riding a hay wagon.

1.6. Mathias Lucash, 9-22-1860--4-9-1881, was Joseph Ignatz Lucash's sixth child by his wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz). Mathias was the first Lucash child born in America. He was known as Michael, and died at the age of twenty one. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery. Mathias may have died in 1884, rather than 1881.

1.7. Elizabeth Slazer, nee Lucash, 4-1861--1943, was Joseph Ignatz Lucash's seventh child by his wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz). Elizabeth was born in Illinois. On 10-21-1885, Addie Lucash, as she was known, married Henry J. Slazer, 1-1856--1944, in St. Clair Co., IL. Henry was born in Missouri. They had two children, both of which were born in Missouri. 

1.7.1. Adeline Slazer, 12-1888--1964, the first of two children of Addie Lucash and Henry J. Slazer buried in St. Joseph's.

1.7.2. Mathilda E. Honneger, nee Slazer, 6-1891--1976, the second of two children of Addie Lucash and Henry J. Slazer born in Missouri.  Mathilda E. Slazer married Armin L. Honneger, 10-3-1890--6-25-1962. Armin fought in WW II. They both are buried in St. Joseph Cemetery.

1.8. Theresa Paule, nee Lucash, 3-7-1864-->1933, was Joseph Ignatz Lucash's eighth child by his wife, Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz). Born in Illinois, Theresa Lucash married Joseph Paule on 10-30-1888, in St. Clair Co., IL. They lived in Turkey Hill, Illinois. They had three children. One died very young, the other two were,

1.8.1. Agnes Erhart, nee Paule, 12-1893--, known as Aggie and married E. Erhart and had two daughters,

1.8.1.1. Pearl Erhart, c. 1915--,

1.8.1.2. Dolores Erhart,

1.8.2. Elmer Paule, 4-1895--, disappeared early in life never to be heard from again.

1.9. Frank Lucash, 5-1868--2-3-1933, the ninth and youngest of Joseph Lucash and Josepha [Elizabeth] Cross (Kraus / Kreuz)'s nine children. Frank Lucash was born in Turkey Hill, Illinois. In 1893, Frank Lucash married Katherine Heytmann 1873--1955. Katherine born in St. Louis, was known as Katie. In 1919, the family owned and lived on a 71 acre farm in Freeburg, RR 2, Freeburg sec. 8. By 1919, they had their own telephone.

In 1900, Frank's mother, Josepha [Elizabeth] Lucash, nee Cross (Kraus / Kreuz), 1814--1904, was living with him on his farm in Freeburg, Illinois. Josepha [Elizabeth] Lucash, nee Cross was 90 years old at the time. Frank's sister, Theresa Paule and her two children were also living at his farm in 1900. Frank and Katie are buried in Catholic Cemetery in Freeburg. Frank Lucash, and his wife Katherine Haytmann, had one child,

1.9.1. Anne F. Rix, nee Lucash, 2-6-1894--10-14-1974, the only child of Frank Lucash and Katherine Haytmann. Anne F. Lucash married Adolph Rix, 7-3-1893--1-31-1958. Adolph was a Private in Co. C, 320 Machine Gun Bn, for WW I. In 1933, the family lived on Freeburg Road. Anne is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Adolph Rix is buried on the family farm. They had one child,

1.9.1.1. Lois Ann Heiligenstein, nee Rix, 12-29-1931--, the only child of Anne F. Lucash and Adolph Rix. Lois Ann Rix married Bernard Heiligenstein, 10-17-1928--, on 6-14-1958. Bernard is a lawyer in Carlyle, IL. Lois still owns the family farm.

The Heiligenstein family is one of the earliest families to settle Freeburg. In the past, two of the Heiligenstein family have been mayors of Freeburg. E. Heiligenstein was the catcher on the Freeburg softball team in the big game against Lenzburg, IL. in 1920.

Bernard Heiligenstein had a brother by the name of F. X. Heiligenstein. F.X. was re-elected Supervisor for the town of Freeburg in the 1920 Freeburg elections. F. X. got about 330 votes to Vahlkamp's 210 votes. F.X took Eleanor Heinrich, nee Fries, 1914--1989, on her first airplane ride in the late 1920's. It was a bi plane that was used for crop dusting.

The Heiligenstein's used to raise minks on their farm in Freeburg. In 1899, Chris Heiligenstein was allowed $25.75 for a dog house to use as a shelter for stray dogs in Freeburg.

Lois' nephew and F.X. Heiligenstein's son, Frank X. Heiligenstein is very active in the Freeburg Historical Society. He is also on the County Board for District 21.

There are several additional Heiligenstein's living in Freeburg. All of them seem very active in the Freeburg Historical Society. They are,

  1. Sherry Heiligenstein,
  2. J.C. Heiligenstein,
  3. Evelyn Heiligenstein,

Lois Rix and Bernard Heiligenstein live in Carlyle IL and have five children.

1.9.1.1.1. Sarah Heiligenstein, 6-23-1959--, the first of five children of Lois Rix and Bernard Heiligenstein. 

1.9.1.1.2. Thomas Heiligenstein, 7-29-1961--, the second of five children of Lois Rix and Bernard Heiligenstein. 

1.9.1.1.3. Muzette Heiligenstein, 8-18-1964, the third of five children of Lois Rix and Bernard Heiligenstein. 

1.9.1.1.4. Joseph Heiligenstein, 10-15-1966--, the fourth of five children of Lois Rix and Bernard Heiligenstein. 

1.9.1.1.5. Steven Heiligenstein, 9-15-1969--, the fifth of five children of Lois Rix and Bernard Heiligenstein. 

Kristina Dawn Hobbs, 1997--, in the Lucash / Fries line, born in Houston, TX is the 1st of the 9th Lucash generation.

Back in Bohemia Mary Lucash, 1829-->1861, married John W. Wottowa, 1818-->1861, in the town of Kestron or Restron, Austria. They were most likely married in 1847. This Wottowa family immigrated to America in 1954 on the Sir Robert Peel, the same ship as the Lucash family used to come to America. They settled in Turkey Hill, IL. Mary was Joseph Lucash's sister.

The ship that Joseph Lucash and his family came to America on listed the following Wottowa family as passengers on the manifest.

Johann Wottowa, 1818--, 37 years old in 1854 Maria (Mary) Wottowa, 1829--, 25 years old in 1854. Maiden name was Lucash and the sister of 1. Joseph Ignatz Lucash, 1793--1868. Their children were,

  1. Joseph Wottowa , 1848--, 6 years old in 1854.
  2. Maria Wottowa , 1850--, 4 years old in 1854.
  3. Wenzel Wottowa , 1853--, 11 months old in 1854. His American name became William.

See the section on NOTES at the end of this history for another family named Wottowa that arrived in 1852.

A Wottowa family ran a grocery store on the corner of Abend and Washington St. in Belleville, IL. The grocery store was about two and a half blocks from the Fries home at 508 Freeburg Ave. Adolph Fries referred to them as his second cousins. Florence McTiernan, nee Fries, 1911--2000, and her sisters when they were kids used to go sledding down the hill that began right in front of the Wottowa's grocery store.

2. Mary Wottowa, nee Lucash, 5-16-1828--5-18-1911, was 1. Joseph Ignatz Lucash's younger sister. Two of their children, Frank and Theresa Wottowa were baptismal sponsors for Joseph Ignatz Lucash's grandchild, 1.3.5. Frank W. Lucash, 1885--1959. The Wottowa family came over on the same ship with the Lucash family.

Mary Wottowa, nee Lucash and her husband, John W. Wottowa, 1818--9-27-1900, had the following seven children.

2.1. Joseph Wottowa, 1848--, the first of eight children of Mary Lucash and John W. Wottowa. Born in Bohemia in the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire. Came over on the ship Sir Robert Peel. On 10-18-1879 at the age of 33, Joseph Wottowa married Louise Hassler (Hostler), 1865--c. 1870, who was born in Turkey Hill, IL and had the following seven children. 

2.1.1. Mary Ann Hamlin, nee Wottowa, 10-13-1884--,  the first of seven children of Joseph Wottowa and Louise Hassler (Hostler).  Mary Ann Wottowa may have married a man by the name of Hamlin but that is in conflict with 2.2. 

2.1.2. August John Wottowa, 10-30-1886--2-1967, the second of seven children of Joseph Wottowa and Louise Hassler (Hostler) and  had the nickname of Skip.

2.1.3.  William Joseph Wottowa, 3-27-1889--7-16-1976, the third of seven children of Joseph Wottowa and Louise Hassler (Hostler) born in Belleville, IL.  On 6-27-1914, William Joseph Wottowa married
Sarah Frances Gregory, 6-23-1896--3-13-1977, and lived most of their lives in Coulterville, IL then settling in Water Valley, MS. The paents of Sarah Frances Gregory were Charles J. Gregory and  Mary Etta Carter. William Joseph Wottowa and Sarah Frances Gregory had the following five children.

2.1.3.1. William Wesley Wottowa, 1920--1987,  called Wesley, the first of five children of  William Joseph Wottowa and Sarah Frances Gregory

2.1.3.2. Mildred Fay Brown, nee Wottowa, 10-18-1921--, the second of five children of  William Joseph Wottowa and Sarah Frances GregoryIn 1941 Mildred Wottowa married Pete Harding Brown who was from Flora, IL.  They lived in New Athens, IL and Lenzburg, IL until 1965 then moving to Water Valley, MS. They had three children.

2.1.3.2.1.  Marilyn Louise Wheat, nee Brown, 6-25-1942--, the first of three children of Mildred Wottowa and Pete Harding Brown.  Marilyn Louise Brown married Robert Wheat. 

2.1.3.2.2.  Michael Nelson Brown, 5-5-1945--, the second of three children of Mildred Wottowa and Pete Harding Brown.

2.1.3.2.3.  Susan Ann Brown, 1-22-1948--, the third of three children of Mildred Wottowa and Pete Harding Brown.

2.1.3.3. Muriel Elaine Segafredo, nee Wottowa, the third of five children of  William Joseph Wottowa and Sarah Frances GregoryMuriel Elaine Wottowa married Leno Segafredo and lived in St. Louis, MO and Cahokia, IL  They had three children.

2.1.3.3.1.  Dennis Wayne Segafredo, the first of three children of  Muriel Elaine Wottowa and Leno Segafredo

2.1.3.3.2.  Brenda Kay Weber, nee Segafredo, the second of three children of  Muriel Elaine Wottowa and Leno Segafredo.  Brenda Kay Weber, nee Segafredo married a man by the name of Weber

2.1.3.3.3.  Chris Leno Segafredo, the third of three children of  Muriel Elaine Wottowa and Leno Segafredo

2.1.3.4. Eileen Elsie Wottowa, the fourth of five children of  William Joseph Wottowa and Sarah Frances Gregory.

2.1.3.5. Kennard Wottowa Sr., 1939--,  the fifth of five children of  
William Joseph Wottowa and Sarah Frances Gregory In 1958, Kennard Wottowa married Estelle Kromat and had two children. Kennard then married a woman by the name of Jeanine who is from Belgium. Kennard Wottowa and Jeanine live in Tennessee.

2.1.3.5.1. 
Kennard Wottowa Jr., 11-1962--, the first of two children of Kennard Wottowa and Estelle Kromat

2.1.3.5.2.  Mark Wottowa, 1964--, the second of two children of Kennard Wottowa and Estelle Kromat

2.1.4. Theresa Wottowa, 9-6-1893--,  the fourth of 
seven children of Joseph Wottowa and Louise Hassler (Hostler).

2.1.5.
Joseph Rudolph Wottowa, 11-29-1897--,  the fifth of  seven children of Joseph Wottowa and Louise Hassler (Hostler).  Joesph Rudolph Wottowa had one son.

2.1.5.1. Joseph Wottowa, the only son of Joseph Rudolph Wottowa.

2.1.6. Tille Robeson, nee Wottowa, the sixth of  seven children of Joseph Wottowa and Louise Hassler (Hostler).  Tille Wottowa married Charles Robeson.

2.1.7. Matthew Edward Wottowa, 11-25-1898--, the seventh of  seven children of Joseph Wottowa and Louise Hassler (Hostler) and who was raised by Otto and Mary Herr when his mother, Louise died at childbirth.

2.2. Maria (Mary) Hamlin, nee Wottowa, 1850--, the second of eight children of Mary Lucash and John W. Wottowa born in the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire. The name of this individual was taken from the ship's manifest and is not mentioned in the Lucash verbal family history.  Maria (Mary) Wottowa may have married a man by the name of Hamlin but that is in conflict with 2.1.2.

2.3. Wendel William Wottowa, 1853--, the third of eight children of Mary Lucash and John W. Wottowa born in the Hapsburg-Austrian Empire with the name of Wenzel. 

2.4. Anna Sowman, nee Klein, nee Wottowa, c.1853--,  the fourth of eight children of Mary Lucash and John W. Wottowa.  Anna Wottowa married August Klein, 8-15-1852--6-21-1924, and had the following two children.  After August Klein died, Anna Wottowa married Barney Sowman.

2.4.1.  Eugine Klein, the first of two children of Anna Wottowa and August Klein.

2.4.2. Josephine Paule, nee Lanf, nee Klein, 1886--11-1954, the second of two children of Anna Wottowa and August Klein.  Josephine Klein married a man by the name of Lang.  Josephine Klein then married Bernard J. Paule.

2.5. John Jacob Wottowa, 5-14-1859--6-1-1936,  the fifth of eight children of Mary Lucash and John W. Wottowa most likely born in Illinois. On 5-17-1899, John Jacob Wottowa married Elazabeth Bassler, 2-13-1869--7-21-1944, and had the following three children.

2.5.1. John Dominic Wottowa, 5-21-1900--5-21-1941, the first of three children of John Jacob Wottowa and Elazabeth Bassler.  John Wottowa was the best man with Helen Lorenz, nee Neary, nee Fries, 1914--1993, as the maid of honor for the Murin wedding. The Murin family owned and operated a butcher shop across the street from the Fries' home at 508 Freeburg Ave. in Belleville, IL. They also had a smoke house in the back of their store.

2.5.2.
Arthur A. Wottowa, 5-4-1902--8-1-1960, the second of three children of John Jacob Wottowa and Elazabeth Bassler.  Arthur Wottowa was good friends with John and Frank Lucash. They used to bowl in the same league and Arthur called Frank "cousin". Arthur used to date a girl named Reissen. The Reissen family owned a produce stand near the Fries home in Belleville.  On 5-7-1932,
Arthur A. Wottowa married Inez Norris, 10-11-1902--2-3-1940, 

2.5.3. George A. Wottowa, c. 1903--, the third of three children of John Jacob Wottowa and Elizabeth Bassler. George A. Wottowa was a very large man that used to work in the family grocery store on the corner of Abend and Washington St. in Belleville, IL.

2.5.3.1.  Anita Wottowa,

2.6. Mathias Wottowa, 9-14-1861--2-19-1928, the sixth of eight children of Mary Lucash and John W. Wottowa.  Most likely born in Illinois. On 5-31-1887, in St. Clair Co., IL, Mathias Wottowa married Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--, and had the following eight children.

2.6.1.  Ewald John Wottowa, 6-30-1891--, the first of eight children of Mathias Wottowa and Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--,

2.6.2.
Hilda Theresia Buentgen, nee Wottowa, 9-6-1893--4-18-1975, the second of eight children of Mathias Wottowa and Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--, born in Belleville, IL.  Hilda Theresia Wottowa married John Herman Buentgen, 5-8-1892--9-30-1968, born in PA, the son of Joseph Buentgen, 1855--1948 and Antonia Forster, 1862--1919.
John Herman Buentgen also had a sister by the name of Gertrude Buentgen.  This Buentgen info supplied by Gertrude's grandson, Michael Sullivan. Hilda Theresia Wottowa and John Herman Buentgen had the following nine children all born in Belleville, IL. 

2.6.2.1. Melvin Buentgen, 1923--, the first of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen born in Belleville, IL. Melvin Buentgen married Ima Jean Haley, 1934--, born in Amber, OK. They had one child.

2.6.2.1.1. Debra Walker, nee Buentgen, 1958--, the only child of Melvin Buentgen and Ima Jean Haley born in Lancaster, CA. Debra Buentgen married Larry Walker, 1958--, born in Renton, WA and had the following three children.

2.6.2.1.1.1. Trevor Walker, 1984--, the first of three children of Debra Buentgen and Larry Walker born in Lancaster, CA.

2.6.2.1.1.2. Avienne Walker, 1989--, the second of three children of Debra Buentgen and Larry Walker born in Lancaster, CA.

2.6.2.1.1.3. Hunter Walker, 1993--, the third of three children of Debra Buentgen and Larry Walker born in Antelope Acres, CA

2.6.2.2. Louise Randle, nee Martini, nee Buentgen, the second of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen. Louise Buentgen married Frank Martini. Louise Buentgen then married Elmer Randle. Louise Buentgen had three children, one by Frank Martini and two by  Elmer Randle. 

2.6.2.2.1. Frank Dale Martini, the first of three children of Louise Buentgen and the only child by Frank Martini. Frank Dale Martini married a woman by the name of Donna, maiden name unknown.

2.6.2.2.2. Mark Randle, the second of three children of Louise Buentgen and the first of two children by Elmer Randle.  Mark Randle married a woman by the name of Gayle and had the following seven children. 

2.6.2.2.2.1. unknown Randle, the first of seven children of Mark Randle and his wife, Gayle. 

2.6.2.2.2.2. unknown Randle, the second of seven children of Mark Randle and his wife, Gayle. 

2.6.2.2.2.3. unknown Randle, the third of seven children of Mark Randle and his wife, Gayle. 

2.6.2.2.2.4. unknown Randle, the fourth of seven children of Mark Randle and his wife, Gayle. 

2.6.2.2.2.5. unknown Randle, the fifth of seven children of Mark Randle and his wife, Gayle. 

2.6.2.2.2.6. unknown Randle, the sixth of seven children of Mark Randle and his wife, Gayle. 

2.6.2.2.2.7. unknown Randle, the seventh of seven children of Mark Randle and his wife, Gayle. 

2.6.2.2.3. Mary Louise Wilson, nee Randle,  the third of three children of Louise Buentgen and the second of two children by Elmer Randle. Mary Louise Randle married Gary Wilson.

2.6.2.3. Catherine Stoner, nee Buentgen, the third of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen. Catherine Buentgen married Marvin Stoner. Their two  children are,

2.6.2.3.1. Sue Stoner, the first of two children of Catherine Buentgen and Marvin Stoner

2.6.2.3.2. Kay Stoner, the second of two children of Catherine Buentgen and Marvin Stoner

2.6.2.4. John Julius Buentgen, 2-26-1918--1-14-1978, the fourth of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen born in Belleville, IL. John Buentgen married a woman by the name of Agnes, maiden name unknown.

2.6.2.5. Paul Fancis Buentgen, the fifth of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen. Paul Buentgen married a woman by the name of Mary, maiden name unknown.

2.6.2.6. Albert John Buentgen, 1927--2-7-1939, the sixth of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen.

2.6.2.7. Rita Jones, nee Buentgen, the seventh of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen.  Rita Buentgen married Leroy Jones and had the following two children,

2.6.2.7.1. Diane Jones, the first of two children of  Rita Buentgen and Leroy Jones. 

2.6.2.7.2. Kent Jones, the second of two children of  Rita Buentgen and Leroy Jones. 

2.6.2.8. Edwin Buentgen, the eighth of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen. Edwin Buentgen married Elizabeth Stephenson and had the following five children.

2.6.2.8.1. Jim Buentgen, the first of five children of  Edwin Buentgen and Elizabeth Stephenson. 

2.6.2.8.2. Gary Buentgen, the second of five children of  Edwin Buentgen and Elizabeth Stephenson. Gary Buentgen married Bernadette, last name unknown.

2.6.2.8.3. Sandra Head, nee Buentgen, the third of five children of  Edwin Buentgen and Elizabeth Stephenson. Sandra Buentgen married Michael Head.

2.6.2.8.4. Patricia Kreller, nee Buentgen, the fourth of five children of  Edwin Buentgen and Elizabeth Stephenson. Patricia Buentgen married a man named Kreller, given name unknown.

2.6.2.8.5. Joan Waggoner, nee Buentgen, the fifth of five children of  Edwin Buentgen and Elizabeth Stephenson. Joan Buentgen married a man named Waggoner, given name unknown.

2.6.2.9. Robert Phillip Buentgen, 9-1925--6-2-1981, the ninth of nine children of Hilda  Wottowa and John Buentgen. Robert Buentgen married Yvette, maiden name unknown.

2.6.3. Emil Francis Wottowa, 12-18-1888--1961, the third of eight children of Mathias Wottowa and Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--, born in IL.  On 5-31-1887 in St. Claire Co., IL, Emil Francis Wottowa married Mayme Steiznerb, 10-15-1892--2-1983.  Emil Francis Wottowa and Mayme Steiznerb had the following seven children.

2.6.3.1.  Lee Joseph Wottowa, 8-17-1917--2-6-1993, the first of seven children of Emil Francis Wottowa and Mayme Steiznerb born in IL.  On 1-12-1939, Lee Joseph Wottowa married Ruth Stier, 3-25-1914--10-22-1995, and had the following four children.

2.6.3.1.1.  Donald Wottowa, --1942, the first of four children of Lee Joseph Wottowa and Ruth Stier. 

2.6.3.1.2.  Marilyn Wachoitz, nee Wottowa, the second of four children of Lee Joseph Wottowa and Ruth Stier. Marilyn Wottowa married Ken Wachoitz.

2.6.3.1.3.  Judith Meyer, nee Wottowa, the third of four children of Lee Joseph Wottowa and Ruth Stier. Judith Wottowa married Keet Meyer.

2.6.3.1.4.  Ralph Wottowa, the fourth of four children of Lee Joseph Wottowa and Ruth Stier.  Ralph Wottowa married a woman by the name of Carolyn, last name unknown.

2.6.3.2.  Marie Helen Wottowa, 2-14-1919--1-21-2000, the second of seven children of Emil Francis Wottowa and Mayme Steiznerb born in IL.

2.6.3.3.  Laura Emme Dare, nee Wottowa, 4-21-1921--10-10-1996, the third of seven children of Emil Francis Wottowa and Mayme Steiznerb born in IL.  Laura Wottowa married a man by the name of Dare, given name unknown.  Laura Wottowa had the following two children.

2.6.3.3.1.  Barbara Behrmann, nee Wottowa, the first of two children of Laura Emme Wottowa. Barbara Wottowa married Roger Behrmann.

2.6.3.3.2.  Carol Jean Pope, nee Wottowa, the second of two children of Laura Emme Wottowa. Caroil Jean Wottowa married Patrick C. Pope.

2.6.3.4.  Vernon Charles Wottowa, 8-16-1923--2-6-2006, the fourth of seven children of Emil Francis Wottowa and Mayme Steiznerb born in IL. On 7-23-1950, Vernon Charles Wottowa married Dorothy Steinberg.  Vernon Charles Wottowa also married Carol Jean Tarr and had the following two children.

2.6.3.4.1.  Cindy Straub, nee Wottowa, the first of two children of Vernon Charles Wottowa and Carol Jean Tarr. Cindy Wottowa married Craig Straub.

2.6.3.4.2.  Elaine Hayden, nee Wottowa, the second of two children of Vernon Charles Wottowa and Carol Jean Tarr. Elaine Wottowa married Patrick Hayden.

2.6.3.5.  Edward Frank Wottowa, the fifth of seven children of Emil Francis Wottowa and Mayme Steiznerb born in IL.  Edward Frank Wottowa married Rose Marie Karban and had the following three children.

2.6.3.5.1.  Janice M. Reinhardt, nee Wottowa, 10-18-1949--4-11-2006, the first of three children of Edward Frank Wottowa and Rose Marie Karban. Janice M. Wottowa married Thomas Reinhardt and had the following four children.

2.6.3.5.1.1.  Brian J. Reinhardt, the first of four children of Janice M. Wottowa and Thomas Reinhardt.

2.6.3.5.1.2.  Shelia M. Reinhardt, the second of four children of Janice M. Wottowa and Thomas Reinhardt.

2.6.3.5.1.3.  Thomas Reinhardt, the third of four children of Janice M. Wottowa and Thomas Reinhardt.

2.6.3.5.1.4.  Brian C. Reinhardt, the fourth of four children of Janice M. Wottowa and Thomas Reinhardt.

2.6.3.5.2.  James Wottowa, the second of three children of Edward Frank Wottowa and Rose Marie Karban.

2.6.3.5.3.  Jean Wottowa, the third of three children of Edward Frank Wottowa and Rose Marie Karban.

2.6.3.6.  John William Wottowa, the sixth of seven children of Emil Francis Wottowa and Mayme Steiznerb born in IL. John William Wottowa married a woman by the name of Peggy, surname unknown.

2.6.3.7.  Mary Wottowa, the seventh of seven children of Emil Francis Wottowa and Mayme Steiznerb born in IL. 

2.6.4. Helen Barbara St. Eve, nee Wottowa, 10-8-1895--8-12-1977, the fourth of eight children of Mathias Wottowa and Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--, born and died in Belleville, IL. Helen Barbara Wottowa married Julius Joseph St. Eve. Julius was known as Jule. The St. Eve family used to visit Frank Lucash at the Turkey Hill farm many years ago. The St. Eve family lived in the Belleville, IL. area. Judy Schor, nee St. Eve is researching the St. Eve family. She is the daughter of Edward John St. Eve, the brother of Jule St. Eve. Helen Wottowa and Jule St. Eve had two children.

2.6.4.1. Helen Marie Smith, nee St. Eve, 9-3-1921--, the first of two children of Helen and Jule St. Eve. Helen Marie St. Eve married Seral Abner Smith, 7-20-1924--10-24-2004, and had the following three children. 

2.6.4.1.1. Jeanette Louise Matusak, nee Schanter, nee Smith, the first of three children of  Helen Marie St. Eve and Seral Abner Smith.  In 1965,  Jeanette Louise Smith married David John Schanter, --1969, and had one son. After David died, 3-19-1971, Jenette Smith married Jerome Vincent Matusak and had one son.

2.6.4.1.1.1. Jeffrey James Schanter, the first of two children of  Jeanette Louise Smith and the only child by David John Schanter.  Jeffrey James Schanter married Joyce Pavia on 10-15-2004.

2.6.4.1.1.2. Peter Joseph Matusak, the second of two children of  Jeanette Louise Smith and the only child by Jerome Vincent Matusak.  Peter Joseph Matusak married Cindy Shipley, nee Collins and adopted her daughter.  Peter Joseph Matusak and Cindy Shipley also had a second daughter.  On 6-17-2006, Peter Joseph Matusak married Jennifer Lynn Gaertner, 1-19-1973--, born in Belleville, IL.

2.6.4.1.1.2.1.  Danielle Dawn Matusak, the first of two children of Peter Joseph Matusak and Cindy Shipley. 

2.6.4.1.1.2.2. Raven Sky Matusak,  the second of two children of Peter Joseph Matusak and Cindy Shipley. 

2.6.4.1.2. Marsha Lynn Rinderer, nee Smith, the second of three children of  Helen Marie St. Eve and Seral Abner Smith. Marsha Lynn Smith married David Charles Rainderer and had the following two children. 

2.6.4.1.2.1. Kara Marie Blake, nee Rinderer, the first of two children of Marsha Lynn Smith and David Charles Rainderer.  Kara Marie Rinderer married Jeffrey Blake and had a son,

2.6.4.1.2.1.1. Jacob Alexander Blake,

2.6.4.1.2.2. Nathan Adam Rinderer,  the second of two children of Marsha Lynn Smith and David Charles Rainderer.

2.6.4.1.3. Susan Kay Smith,  the third of three children of  Helen Marie St. Eve and Seral Abner Smith. Susan Kay Smith married Ernest Wayne Norman and had four children,

2.6.4.1.3.1. Shannon Marie Smith-Norman, the first of four children of Susan Kay Smith and Ernest Wayne Norman

2.6.4.1.3.2. Alison Rose Smith-Norman, the second of four children of Susan Kay Smith and Ernest Wayne Norman

2.6.4.1.3.3. Eric Emory Smith-Norman, the third of four children of Susan Kay Smith and Ernest Wayne Norman

2.6.4.1.3.4. Kaitlin Seral Smith-Norman, the fourth of four children of Susan Kay Smith and Ernest Wayne Norman

2.6.4.2. Donald John St. Eve, the second of two children of Helen and Jule St. Eve. Donald St. Eve married Florence Johanna Prusak and had the following three children. 

2.6.4.2.1. Jan Roslyn O'Leary, nee St. Eve, the first of three children of Donald St. Eve and Florence Johanna Prusak. Jan Roslyn St. Eve married Terrence Vincent O'Leary and have two daughters.

2.6.4.2.1.1. Erin Elizabeth O'Leary, the first of two children of Jan Roslyn St. Eve and Terrence Vincent O'Leary

2.6.4.2.1.2. Meghan Jennifer O'Leary, the second of two children of Jan Roslyn St. Eve and Terrence Vincent O'Leary

2.6.4.2.2. Mary Ann Guest, nee St. Eve, the second of three children of Donald St. Eve and Florence Johanna Prusak. Mary Ann St. Eve married Michael John Guest and had one daughter.

2.6.4.2.2.1. Emily Lauren Guest,

2.6.4.2.3. Barbara Ann Gass, nee St. Eve, the third of three children of Donald St. Eve and Florence Johanna Prusak. Barbara Ann St. Eve married Paul Joseph Gass and had one daughter.

2.6.4.2.3.1. Natalie Eleyna Gass,

2.6.5. Rudolph Joseph Wottowa, 11-29-1897--4-1985,  the fifth of eight children of Mathias Wottowa and Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--.  On 11-25-1920, Rudolph Joseph Wottowa married Mary Poelker, 1-29-1898--11-1980. 

2.6.6.  Laura Wottowa, 3-8-1900--6-1912, the sixth of eight children of Mathias Wottowa and Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--,

2.6.7.  John Leopole Wottowa, 5-23-1905--8-16-1976, the seventh of eight children of Mathias Wottowa and Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--.  On 4-14-1926, John Leopole Wottowa married Katharine Stella Strausbaugh, 5-8-1904--1-13-1981.  John Leopole Wottowa and Katharine Stella Strausbaugh had the following two children. 

2.6.7.1.  Archie Lee Wottowa, the first of two children of John Leopole Wottowa and Katharine Stella Strausbaugh. On 6-3-1946, Archie Lee Wottowa married Ruth Helen Wittenauer and had the three following children.

2.6.7.1.1.  Diane Marie English, nee Wottowa, the first of three children of Archie Lee Wottowa and Ruth Helen Wittenauer. Diane Marie Wottowa married Thomas Edward English and had the following five children.

2.6.7.1.1.1.  Emily Lindley, nee McCoy, nee English, the first of five children of Diane Marie Wottowa and Thomas Edward English.  Emily English married Dwayne McCoy and had the one following child.  Emily English then married James Michael Lindley, 3-10-1955--9-15-2006.

2.6.7.1.1.1.1.  Brandon McCoy, the only child of Emily English and Dwayne McCoy. 

2.6.7.1.1.2.  Jessica English, the second of five children of Diane Marie Wottowa and Thomas Edward English.

2.6.7.1.1.3.  John Thomas English, the third of five children of Diane Marie Wottowa and Thomas Edward English.

2.6.7.1.1.4.  Catharine English, the fourth of five children of Diane Marie Wottowa and Thomas Edward English.

2.6.7.1.1.5.  Carolyn English, the fifth of five children of Diane Marie Wottowa and Thomas Edward English.

2.6.7.1.2.  Jesse John Wottowa, the second of three children of Archie Lee Wottowa and Ruth Helen Wittenauer.  On 11-23-1968, Jesse John Wottowa married Myra Louise Koesterer and had the following two children.

2.6.7.1.2.1.  Joseph Martin Wottowa, the first of two children of Jesse John Wottowa and Myra Louise Koesterer.  On 8-2-2003, Joseph Martin Wottowa  married Leslie Eleanor Kimmel. Leslie Eleanor Kimmel had the following two children.

2.6.7.1.2.1.1.  Cody Henry Pees, the first of two children of Leslie Eleanor Kimmel

2.6.7.1.2.1.2.   Claire Elizabeth Pees, the second of two children of Leslie Eleanor Kimmel

2.6.7.1.2.2.  Brian Matthew Wottowa, the second of two children of Jesse John Wottowa and Myra Louise Koesterer.

2.6.7.1.3.  Dawn Louise Sargea, nee Wottowa, the third of three children of Archie Lee Wottowa and Ruth Helen Wittenauer.  Dawn Louise Wottowa married Richard Sargea.   Dawn Louise Wottowa and Richard Sargea had the following two children.

2.6.7.1.3.1.  Joey Sargea, the first of two children of Dawn Louise Wottowa and Richard Sargea.

2.6.7.1.3.2.  Lucy Sargea, the second of two children of Dawn Louise Wottowa and Richard Sargea.

2.6.7.2.  Ramona Ellis, nee Wottowa, 3-29-1929--, the second of two children of John Leopole Wottowa and Katharine Stella Strausbaugh. Ramona Wottowa married Robert Ellis. Ramona Wottowa and Robert Ellis had the following four children.

2.6.7.2.1.  Robert Ellis, the first of four children of Ramona Wottowa and Robert Ellis. Robert Ellis married a woman by the name of Dee, surname unknown.

2.6.7.2.2.  Steven Ellis, the second of four children of Ramona Wottowa and Robert Ellis. Steven Ellis married a woman by the name of Sheryl, surname unknown.

2.6.7.2.3.  Vincnet Ellis, the third of four children of Ramona Wottowa and Robert Ellis.

2.6.7.2.4.  Elaine Wiggs, nee Ellis, the fourth of four children of Ramona Wottowa and Robert Ellis. Elaine Ellis married Phillip Wiggs. 

2.6.8. Emma Wottowa, the eighth of eight children of Mathias Wottowa and Louisa B. Herrmann, 1867--,

2.7. Theresa Claus, nee Wottowa, c. 1864--,  the seventh of eight children of Mary Lucash and John W. Wottowa most likely born in Illinois. Theresa Claus, nee Wottowa was the baptismal sponsor for 1.3.5. Frank Lucash, 1885--1959. Theresa Wottowa married William J. Claus sometime after 1885, and had the following two  children.

2.7.1.
Ottilia Goetz, nee Claus, the first of two children of Theresa Wottowa and William J. Claus.  Ottilia Claus married Joseph Goetz.

2.7.2. Amelia Mechlewberg, nee Claus, the second of two children of Theresa Wottowa and William J. Claus. Amelia Claus married a man by the name of Mechlewberg.

2.8. Frank Wottowa, c. 1868--,  the eighth of eight children of Mary Lucash and John W. Wottowa.  Most likely born in Illinois. Frank Wottowa, c.1855--, was the baptismal sponsor for 1.3.5. Frank W. Lucash, 1885--1959. Frank Wottowa married Louisa Schneider, c. 1866--, and had one child.

2.8.1. Anita Wottowa, 6-7-1893--,
the only child of Frank Wottowa and Louisa Schneider.

This ends the known information on the Lucash family. Most of the listed information on the early ancestors was provided in Jan. 2000 by Mr. David Kohout, Janackovo nabrezi 57, 150 00 Praha 5 CZ.

The 60 page Fries family history

The 60 page  Blaies family history

The 600 page  Bender family history

The Lucash family has been in America since 1854 with a history going back to about c. 1763.

Fries Family Reunion, Dec. 1999

Adolph Fries and Anne Blaies' two kids and two of the spouses as of 1999.

Other researchers on the Lucash name are located at http://mctiernan.com/lucrix.htm

The Lucash Arms displayed at the beginning of this web page is a copyrighted coat of arms print which is copyrighted to The Historical Research Center. So far there is no connection to our family. You are able to get your own copy of the Lucash family coat of Arms at their site which is: http://www.names.com

On the maternal side, if like myself your mother's maiden surname was Fries and your grandmother's maiden surname was Blaies then you descend from Tara who was one of the 7 European daughters of Eve. Even if your mother's maiden surname was Fries, her mother's maiden surname would have to be Blaies / Blaes for these test results to apply. 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. 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. A female with the surname of Lucash or a male whose mother's maiden name was Lucash would have to be tested to find out which of the 7 European daughters of Eve the Lucash line descends from.

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NOTES

On February 3, 1852, another Wottowa family arrived in New Orleans. They were,

  1. Anton Wottowa, 1797-->1852, 55 years old in 1852.
  2. Antonia Wottowa, 1804-->1852, 48 years old in 1852.
  3. Vincenz Wottowa, 1830-->1852, 22 years old in 1852.
  4. Rosalia Wottowa, 1835-->1852, 17 years old in 1852.
  5. Franciska Wottowa, 1842-->1852, 10 years old in 1852.
  6. Maria Wottowa,

Eleanor Heinrich, nee Fries, 1909--1989, the granddaughter of Barbara Fries, nee Lucash, 1840--1924, recalls her father 1.2.6. Adolph Fries, 1879--1945, saying he was related to the Wottowa's who lived about two and a half blocks from them in Belleville. They owned a grocery store on the corner of Abend and Washington St. Adolph referred to them as his second cousins which in fact was true. Please note the section on number 1.9, Frank W. Lucash, 1885--1959, in the family history. His godparents were Frank and Theresa Wottowa.

The Lucash name may be spelled Luksch, Luka's or Luka'sec. Other variations are, Lukasek, Lukasch, Lukisch, Luckas, Luckash, Lukash, and Lukish. The name was spelled Lutuph on the manifest of the ship, Sir Robert Peel. Barbara Fries, nee Lucash's name was spelled Luker on the St. Clair Co. marriage record.

The family names of Roeder, Nehring, Rix, Reuter are all very prevalent in the history of Freeburg, IL. A large part of St. Joseph's cemetery is taken up by the members of these families.

A sister of Michael Kling (Mary Fries' sister-in-law), named Julia Kling married a man named, Walter Goss in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1911. That had to be like God's country in 1911. They moved to Redondo Beach, Calif. and their children still live there today, near Elmo Fries.

The information below was taken from an immigrant's letter dated 1833. The Lucash family arrived in New Orleans about twenty years later when traveling conditions may have improved. It took 47 days not 40 for the Lucash trip so it may have been bad weather that caused the additional days for their trip.

"The fare cost about twenty U. S. dollars. The trip lasted about 40 days. The passengers were most afraid of icebergs and had to bring most of their own food such as dried fruit, eggs and flour for the many days at sea. The young man writing the letter stated that a cooper came on board his ship at New Orleans and offered him a job making $3 a day. He refused the offer because the climate in New Orleans was too hot and the cholera was so bad the people were falling in the street and the dead could not be counted. He and his friends took a steam boat up the Mississippi but were put ashore in the middle of the night to fend for themselves."

Like the Lucash family this man eventually made it to the St. Louis area which was 1800 miles up river from New Orleans.

The Joseph Ignatz Lucash, 1793--1868, family may have left Bremen on May 26, 1852 not in Dec. 1853. However, the ship's papers state that the ship left Bremen in December and arrived in New Orleans in January of 1854.

The beautiful town of Freeburg, originally called Urbana, lies at the northern line of Twelve Mile Prairie, equidistant between Belleville and New Athens, has a large mill, shops and stores, churches and school houses, with a population of 1,000 and is the center of a rich community, with a southern view of great loveliness. (written in 1876)

In 1836, Freeburg covered 8 square blocks. The first Post Office arrived in 1851. Early in its history, milling became the major industry. Coal mines also were very prominent. In 1859, the name of the town was changed to Freeburg, from Urbana. It was named after Freyburg, the third largest city in Baden, Germany.

In 1868, the town of Freeburg rented a room for use as the town jail. At the time, the total population of Freeburg was 809. There were so many Germans in the town that the town assessor was authorized to employ a clerk that could speak German.

The town seemed always to have trouble with hogs running wild. They built a pen to house loose hogs but the feed cost was more than what they got for selling them. Every so many years the town council would mandate that people clean up their hog pens or hogs would not be allowed in town during the summer months. This went on into the 1900's.

In 1888, the town council voted to give $5.00 to any one that used his team of horses to pull the fire truck. If you happened to be riding by the fire house at the right time and could unhitch your team quickly, you made a quick $5.00.

In 1898, the phone company was given a permit to put in phone poles for Freeburg's first phones.

During the summer of 1901, there was a sever drought in the area. The town fathers decreed that you could only water your lawn early in the morning and late at night.

In the Fall of 1904, Belleville and East St. Louis had a small pox epidemic. Citizens of Freeburg were asked to stay away from those two areas.

Freeburg started installation of a Light Plant in 1905. You could buy 24 hour light or just evening light. Sometime later, light meters were installed in about 150 homes.

The people of Freeburg contributed $78.25 for the victims of the San Francisco earthquake in 1906.

Now days, it is pot holes that make citizens complain to the city. In 1908, a Mr. Nast complained to the Freeburg town fathers that there was a duck pond in the street near his home. The matter was referred to the street committee. Apparently, if a pot hole is left alone it turns into a duck pond.

Many of the descendants of our four families were married in St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville

Early in its history, Illinois became the transportation center of the United States. Illinois was visited by French explorers in the late 1600's. Illinois was part of the Northwest Territory. It became part of the United States in 1783, and a territory in 1787.

Illinois became the twenty first state in the Union in 1818. St. Clair Co. became the first county organized in the Illinois' Territory in 1790. At one point in the history of Illinois, German immigrants formed about one fourth of the population of the state.

SOLVE

1. Identify a Adam Lucash that was called in the first draft for World War I on 7-30-1917.

2. Locate the Lucash records of emigration in Bremen, Germany.

3. Find the marriage records of Mary Wottowa, nee Lucash, 1829--, as it should confirm the exact area or parish in Prague that the Lucash family came from. Mary was married in the village of Kestron or Restron, Austria sometime between 1847 and 1854.

4. Locate the Lucash passport records in Prague.

"The St. John's Orphanage Messenger, A History of the Belleville Diocese", published on March 1, 1919. It is approximately 18'' X 11"". The book is devided into 3 sections; St. Clair County, is 132 pages long, Radolph County is 40 Pages, and Monroe is 78 pages long. The 1918 memorial edition has bios of many of the significant families in the Belleville Diocese.  Unfortunately it appears not to have any information on any of our four families in Illinois.

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