73 iv. Charles William Lemberger218, born 29 Oct 1842 in Germanville, Walnut Twp, Jefferson Co, Iowa219,220,221; died 08 Feb 1929 in Oronoko Twp,
Berrien Co, MI222,223. He married Mary A. Leinbaum224 03 Oct 1869 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA225,226,227; born 22 Aug 1850 in Magdeburg,
Prussia, Gemany; died 14 Jul 1924 in Spring Lake, Ottawa Co, MI228.
Notes for Charles William Lemberger:
Charles W. Lemberger, Army Invalid Pension Payments; Records of the Bureau of Pensions (RG 15), National Archives Building, Washington, DC (National
Archives Microfilm Publication M850, roll 1340):
Confirms that Charles W. Lemberger, a veteran of Co G, 57th Illinois Infantry, received Civil War pension payments from Oct 1907 until his death, 8 Feb 1929.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, Vital Records and Church Records, 1884-1938.
Church Members: Charles W. Lemberger and Mary Lemberger, noted as "expelled or dropped for enlive neglect of duty."
[NB: This action may have more to do with their leaving Burlington for Michigan than anything else.]
Gould's City and Classified Business Directory of the City of Burlington, 1894 (comp. & pub. by Ora J. Gould, printed Burlington, IA, Conrad Lutz Printing and
Binding), p. 205:
Lemberger, Chas. W., asst city engineer, r 1318 South st.
Gould's Directory of Burlington for 1898, p. 237:
Lemberger, Chas. W., electric light insp., r. 1318 South
[NB: his son, Charles W., Jr., was also listed in this directory at the same address, as was a "Lemberger, C., delivery boy." This Lemberger is for now
FHL 1020199, Iowa State Historical Dept. Museum, Archives, Des Moines, Iowa; Iowa Census, Des Moines County, Vol. 321, 1895
City of Burlington
p. 78/736, lines 25-29
Dwelling 528, family 531
Lemberger, Charles, age 55, white male, married, b. Iowa, _____, religion Evang., entitled to vote. Civil War service Co G, 54th Ills., Sergt. Infty.
Lemberger, Maria, age 43, white female, married, b. Germany, religion Evang.
Lemberger, Carrie, age 22, white female, single, b. Iowa, religion Evang.
Lemberger, Charles, age 19, white male, single, b. Iowa, religion Evang., subject to military duty
Lemberger, Robert, age 13, white male, b. Iowa, religion Evang.
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1900; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; IA, Des Moines
Co, Union Twp, ED 23, Sheet 11, lines 56-57:
(rural) 23 Jun 1900
Lemberger, Charles, head, white male, b. Oct 1840, age 59. Married 30 years. B. IA; father b. Germany; mother b. Germany. Farmer. Can read/write/speak
English. Owns farm with mortgage. Farm schedule 201.
Lemberger, Mary, wife, white female, b. Aug 1850, age 49. Married 30 years. 4 children, 4 living. B. Germany; father b. Germany; mother b. Germany.
Immigrated 1865, in US 34 years, not naturalized. No occupation. Can read/write/speak English.
H.H. West: He married Mary Leinbaum at Burlington, Iowa in October 1869, and died at Berrien Springs, Michigan, February 8, 1829. His wife died at Spring
Lake, Mich., July 15, 1924.
[Provided by Judy Zervas, 31 January 2005]
Burlington Gazette, Sat., 9 February 1929, p. 5
C.W. LEMBERGER, NATIVE OF CITY DIES IN MICHIGAN
C.W. Lemberger, 86, a native of Burlington, and resident here until ten years ago, is dead in Berrien Springs, Mich., according to word received by relatives
here today. Mr. Lemberger was a Civil war veteran, and was well known in Burlington.
He was born in a house on Front street in 1842, when Burlington was still a small village. He married Mary Leinbaum, who died four years ago. Mr.
Lemberger was a member of the Lutheran faith and the G.A.R.
Surviving are a duaghter, Mrs. Emma Vollmer, of Rock Island; two sons, C.W. Lemberger, Jr., of this city, and Ross Lemberger, of Michigan, and two brothers,
John L. Lemberger, of Ottumwa, and Frank J. Lemberger, of Los Angeles, Calif. Burial will be in Berrien Springs, Mich.
Notes for Mary A. Leinbaum:
See 1900 census data under husband, Charles William Lemberger. She immigrated from Germany in 1865, was not naturalized.
[Provided by Judy Zervas, 31 January 2005] Burlington Gazette
Mrs. C. Lemberger Taken By Death at Spring Lake, Mich.
Mrs. C.W. Lemberger of Spring Lake, Mich., and former resident of Burlington for many years, died on Monday morning, according to word received here by
relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Lemberger moved to Michigan about three years ago. Mrs. Lemberger was more than 73 years of age. She was born in Germany,
August 22, 1850.
She is survived by her husband; two brothers, William Leinbaum of Colorado and Frank Leinbaum of Burlington; one sister, Anna Leinbaum of Pleasant Grove;
three children, Mrs. Emma Vollmer of Davenport, Ia., R.H. Lemberger of Spring Lake and C.W. Lemberger, Jr., of Burlington.
Final funeral arrangements have not been made.
[Provided by Judy Zervas, 9 February 2005]
Grand Haven, MI: Grand Haven Daily Tribune, 15 Jul 1924, p. 1
MRS. LENBARGER <sic> PASSES AWAY IN SPRING LAKE
Dies After Brief Illness at Residence in Sprnig <sic> Lake Township
May <sic> A. Lengarger<sic>, age 74, passed away at her home in Spring Lake township yesterday morning after a brief illness. She is a pioneer resident
and her passing is mourned by the many who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Emma Vollmer of Davenport Iowa; a son, Charles Lenbarger <sic> of Birmingham, Iowa; Ross
Lenbarger<sic>, Spring Lake. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the home at 2 o'clock. Interment at Spring Lake cemetery.
74 v. Wilhelmina Lemberger229,230,231, born 15 Apr 1844 in Germanville, Walnut Twp, Jefferson Co, Iowa232,233; died 13 Oct 1927 in Los Angeles,
CA234. She married George Miller West234 09 Mar 1871 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co, IA; born 15 Aug 1831 in Lewiston, Fulton Co, IL; died 17 Sep 1912 in
Los Angeles, CA.
Notes for Wilhelmina Lemberger:
From Los Angeles Co, CA, death certificates (provided by Judy Zervas)
437 No Oxford Ave. Co. of L.A. Town of L.A. Loc.
Wilhelmina West Female White Widow d. Oct.
sp.: George Miller West
attended 12 Oct 1927 - 13th
she was b. Apr. 15, 1844 ae. 83y 5m 28d last seen alive 12 Oct
d. 5 p.m. Fracture R. Hip
b. Germantown, IA
Accident in her house
Fath: John G. Lemberger, German Hypostatic
Moth: Barbara -----------, German shock (?)
[hard to read]
Length of Res: 16 y, in CA 40 y Evergreen
Cemetery 15 Oct 27
Informant: Guy M. West 629 N. Oxford Ave. Pierce & Lowe Mort.
14 Oct 1927
925 Washington St., lic. #550
H.H. West: Was born in Germanville, Jefferson County, Iowa, April 15, 1844, and married at Red Oak, Iowa, March 9, 1871, George Miller West. He was born
August 15, 1871 [sic] in Lewiston, Fulton County, Illinois, the son of Rev. Asa Darby West and Jane McNeill Miller. They moved from Red Oak, Iowa to Wichita,
Kansas, in the fall of 1887, and the following spring moved to Los Angeles, California, where she died October 13, 1927. Her husband died Sept. 17, 1912.
They are both interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, California. (For further details, see "West Genealogy.")
Notes for George Miller West:
History of Montgomery County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc.; Des Moines, Iowa Historical and Biographical Co., 1881; pp.
WEST, GEORGE M., architect and builder, Red Oak; born August 15, 1831, in Lewiston, Fulton county, Illinois. His father, Rev. Asa D. West, was a traveling
Methodist minister, and his grandfather was the Rev. Hezekiah West, an Englishman by birth, who was in the war for Independence. After the war he settled
in North Carolina, and married to Priscilla Osborn. Here Asa D. West was born. From Carolina they moved into Kentucky, near Mannoth cave; before Illinois had
become a state they moved and settled in Johnson county. George's grandfather on his grandmother's side, was Daniel McNeil; born in New Hampshire,
January 28, 1764; he married Martha Parker, December 25, 17_8, and at an early day moved to Fulton county, Illinois; Asa D. West at the age of eighteen years,
entered the ministry, and was married to Mary Anderson. Two children were born to them; the wife died. Jane McNeil and George M., were married March 21,
1822; two children were born to them, both still living in Illinois. George M. was captain of a military company, and one day at a training his horse became
unmanageable at the firing of the guns, threw Mr. Miller against a tree and killed him. Asa D. West having been appointed to a circuit embracing Fulton
county, he there met Miller's widow, formerly Jane McNeil, and they were married April 13, 1829; from this union were born four girls and four boys; three of
the boys died in infancy; the five surviving children, all live in Iowa; Mrs. Byrdolf, the eldest, resides at Burlington, Iowa; the subject of this sketch, in Red Oak;
Mrs. William McChesney resides in Walnut township, this county; Mrs. John McBride lives in Des Moines; Mrs. Daniel Mead resides in Red Oak. In 1833 the
family settled in Monmouth, Warren county, Illinois; April 2, 1844, Mrs. West died and, in 1846 the family moved back to Fulton county; at the age of
seventeen years the subject of this sketch went to learn the carpenter's trade; in 1853 he was seized with the gold fever and went to the Pacific coast, spending
ten years in Oregon, California, Mexico, etc., most of the time engaged in mining work. He returned by way of Nicaragua in 1863, and landed in New York city
July, 17, the day of the notable anti-war riot; then went to Chicago, and from there to Monmouth, Illinois. August 3, 1869, he came to Red Oak, where he has
made a reputation and established a good business as architect and building contractor. March 9, 1871, he was married to Miss Minnie Lumberger, of
Burlington, Iowa; she was the daughter of John G. and Catherine Lumberger.
John G. Lumberger was born in 1810, in Germany, and his wife in Baden, on the Rhine; she came to America when eighteen years old and settled in Cincinnati,
Ohio, more than forty years ago. They came to Jefferson county, Iowa, and here Minnie was born April 26, 1844. They have three children living: Henry H.
born January 23, 1872; Nella A., born July 12, 1874; Guy Mark, born March 13, 1879; and one died in 1878, fifteen months old. Mr. West has served as city
councilman for two years; was appointed by the citizens of Red Oak as captain of the fire company, and was elected foreman of the same. He joined Red Oak
lodge No. 162, A.F. and A.M., in 1864; also belongs to Montgomery chapter, No. 57, and took part in the Templars' national conclave in Chicago, last year.
From the Red Oak (IA) Express, 6 September 1945 [provided electronically by Yvonne Lemberger Baller, 29 January 2003].
Flying Machine was Invented Here in 1884
Interest in aeronatuical matters has been great in Red Oak for many years, but probably few people here know or remember that more than 60 years ago, at
least, 19 years before the Wright brothers made the first successful airplane flight, there had been invented in Red Oak a flying machine and a company with a
half million dollars capital stock had been incorporated to further that invention.
Whether or not a model was ever made of the plans, and that model put to a test is not known, but the known facts are of enough interest that a writer at
Burlington, iowa, is trying to gather all the details for presentation to the Smithsonian Institute.
Long before the turn of the century many inventors wee attempting to build a successful heavier than air flying machine. The first such machine to make a
sustained flight under its own power was Samuel Pierpont Langley's model No. 5, on May 5, 1896. But that machine had no pilot, and was catapaulted into the
air, using a steam engine for power.
The first airplane to carry a man was that flown by Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, N.C. on Dec. 17, 1903.
But way back on March 11, 1884, George M. West of Red Oak had written a letter in which was stated that he was the inventor of a so-called flying machine of
which drawings had been made, but so far as known no models made.
At the Montgomery county court house there is recorded the articles of incorporation for The Iowa Aerial Navigation Company, signed by G. M. West, inventor
and incorporator, and dated Sept. 21, 1886. E.S. Rogers was the notary public signing the instrument, and the articles were filed for record by the recorder,
According to the articles the purpose of the company was to build, own and operate aerial navigating machines. The company could purchase such approved
inventions relating to aerial navigation as the company might determine. It was incorporated for 5,000 paid up, non-assessable shares of $10 each, and the
principal office was to be located at Red Oak.
C.M. Lemberger of Burlington recently wrote Recorder A.G. Illingworth that he has in his possession the letter mentioned, and also a blank stock certificate for
the company. He is attempting to get some information from the U.S. patent office, and from any other source he can. He believes that the completed data
would be of interest and value to the Smithsonian Institute, or the "Early Birds," pioneers of early aeronautics.
Some research here has failed to locate any definite information about Mr. West, or whatever became of the flying machine plans. He was a builder and
contractor here, and is believed to have erected some of the buildings around the square. He had a nice house on Prospect street, and at least one of his
children attended Red Oak schools. After a few years he left Red Oak, and is believed to have gone to the west coast.
Should anyone have any information about this, The Express would be glad to receive it, and transmit it to Mr. Lemberger. Clarifications of an early day
chapter in Red Oak history would be of interest not only to this community, but to the world.
Based on this information, Yvonne Lemberger Baller researched the matter in the online records of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and found that George
West had in fact submitted his invention for patent, and that the "Automobile Aerial Navigator" was patented on 18 December 1906, No. 838,673. A copy of
the patent, to include drawings, is on file, or it can be retrieved from the US Patent and Trademark Office Web site at http://patft.uspto.gov. It is an unusual
looking machine, shaped so as to resemble a bird, and involving a system of gas bags. The driving mechanism, or power plant, is not described. It also does
not describe the dimensions of the machine. It does refer to a capacity for carrying passengers and luggage, so one might suppose that it was intended to be
of the size of a small passenger aircraft at least.
75 vi. John L. Lemberger235, born 19 Aug 1846 in Germanville, Walnut Twp, Jefferson Co, Iowa236,237,238; died 20 May 1932 in Ottumwa, Wapello
Co, Iowa239,240. He married Mary Stemshorn241,242 08 Sep 1869 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA243,244,245; born 10 May 1849 in Portsmouth, Scioto
Co, Ohio246,247,248; died 14 Mar 1916 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co, Iowa249,250,251,252.
Notes for John L. Lemberger:
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1880; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Iowa, Des
Moines Co, 7th Ward, Burlington; ED 118, page 23, lines 21-26; NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 337, 12 Jun 1880:
222 South Main St.
LIMBERGER [sic] JOHN L., white/male, age 34, married, clerk in store, b. IA; father b. Germany; mother b. Germany.
LIMBERGER, MARY, white/female, age 31?, wife, married, keeping house; b. OH; father b. Germany; mother b. Germany.
LIMBERGER, CORA, white/female, age 9, daughter, at school; b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. OH.
LIMBERGER, EDWARD, white/male, age 8, son, at school; b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. OH.
LIMBERGER, JOHN, white/male, age 2, son; b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. OH.
[NB: Ella Lorene should have appeared on this enumeration. She would have been five years old.]
General Assembly of Iowa, Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion; Des Moines, Emory H. English, State Printer; 1911; pp. 1287-1288,
1333: Provides a unit history of the 45th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and information on John L. Lemberger. The unit was one of the "hundred days" regiments.
After it mustered, it was sent to Memphis, TN and assigned to guarding the line of the Memphis & Charlston RR, a duty it performed until mustered out. Each
member of the unit received a certificate of honorable service signed by the President and Secretary of War.
Lemberger, John L., age 18. Residence Burlington, nativity Iowa. Enlisted April 30, 1864. Mustered May 25, 1864. Mustered out Sept. 16, 1864, Keokuk, Iowa,
expiration of term of service."
Compiled Military Service Record (RG 94.12.2), National Archives Building, Washington, DC)
30 Apr 1864: Volunteer Enlistment certificate: "I, John L. Lemberger, born in Jefferson Co in the State of Iowa aged seventeen years, and by occupation a
harness maker, do hereby acknowledge to have volunteered this thirtieth day of April 1864 to serve as a Sodier in the Army of the United States of America, for
the period of one hundred days unless sooner discharged, etc...." signed at Burlington, IA. Reruiting officer's certificate following describes him as "This
soldier has gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, is five feet five inches high." On reverse, both the declaration of recruit and consent in case of minor state
his age as 17 years 9 months.
25 May 1864: Company Muster-In Roll, Co F, 45th Reg't Iowa Inf., John L. Lemberger, age 18 years appears on roll dated Keokuk, Iowa, 25 May 1864. Muster-
in date 25 May 1864. Joined for duty and enrolled 30 April 1864 at Burlington, for 100 days.
25 May to 30 Jun 1864: Company Muster Roll, noted as absent sick in Memphis at detached camp, 45th Iowa.
Jul-Aug 1864: Company Muster Roll, noted "due sutler on this roll 1.00."
16 Sep 1864: Company Muster-Out Roll, John L. Lemberger, Private, Co F, 45th Reg't. Iowa Inf., appears on roll, noted he had drawn $12.84 on clothing
account. No other amounts due noted.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, Vital Records and Church Records, 1884-1938.
Church officers: J.L. Lemberger served as deacon 1884-1890.
Church Members: J.L. Lemberger, admitted by renewal of faith 29 August 1884, notation that he was "expelled or dropped for enlive neglect of duty." Mary
Lemberger, confirmation 24 August 1884, expelled, etc. as above.
Communion Seasons: J.L. Lemberger, registered present or sick for all occasions between December 1884 and July 1889, except noted "absent from home"
August 1889- April 1889. Mary was present or sick for all occasions during this period.
[Note: While it is possible that there was some problem between John L. and family and Trinity Lutheran, I believe these rather negative sounding notations had
more to do with the fact that he and his family moved from Burlington to Ottumwa around 1889-90.]
From the 1890/91 Ottumwa City Directory (provided by Michael Lemberger, Apr 2001)
Lemberger, John, trav agt, res 118 n Market.
The 1901/012 directory lists:
Lemberger, John L wf Mary, trav agt r 413 Chester av s s
Lemberger Miss Lorine E, r 413 Chester av ss
The 1897/98 directory list: (sorry don't have any in between)
Lemberger, Edward L, brakeman Q, r 217 s Ash.
Lemberger, John G. r 323 w 2d.
Lemberger, John L, trav agt, r 323 w 2d.
Lemberger Miss Lorine, r 323 w 2d.
Iowa Census, 1895. Wapello County, Vol. 405; Center Township, City of Ottumwa, Fourth Ward, pp. 24, line 26 to p. 25, line 2. Dwelling no. 175, family no.
John L. Lemberger, age 48, white male, married, born Des Moines Co, IA; parents native born US; traveling salesman, religious belief: "Cong." [assume
Congregationalist], entitled to vote.
Mary Lemberger , age 45, white male (sic), married, born Ohio; parents native born US; keep house; Congregationalist, entitled to vote (sic)
Cora Lemberger, age 24, white female, single, born Des Moines Co, IA; parents native born US; no occupation listed; Congregationalist
Ed Lemberger, age 22, white male, single, born Des Moines Co, IA; parents native born US; RR Brakeman; Congregationalist; subject to military duty; entitled
Ella Lemberger, age 20, white female, single, born Des Moines Co, IA; parents native born US; no occupation listed; Congregationalist
John G. Lemberger, age 16, white male, single, born Des Moines Co, IA; parents native born US; electrician; Congregationalist;
Jerry Shea, age 24, white male, single, born Wapello Co, IA; parents native born US; RR Engineer; Catholic; subject to military duty; entitled to vote
Lloyd A. Gordon, age 22, white male, single, born "Penn" [assume Pennsylvania]; parents native born US; proprietor laundry; Congregationalist; subject to
military duty; entitled to vote
[The listing of the family as Congregationalist is curious. As far as is known, they were always Lutheran.]
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1900; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Iowa, Wapello
Co, Center Twp, Ottumwa, ED 127, Sheet 4, lines 35-37:
725 West Second St., 5 Jun 1900
Lemberger, John L., head, white male b. Aug 1847, age 52. Married 32 years. B. IA; father b. Germany; mother b. Germany. Commercial traveler Queens(?
)ware. Can read/write/speak English. Rents home.
Lemberger, Mary, wife, white female b. May 1849, age 51. Married 32 years. 4 children, 4 living. B. OH; father b. Germany; mother b. Germany. Can
Lemberger, Lorene E., daughter, white female, b. Aug 1874, age 25. Single. B. IA; father b. IA; mother b. OH. No occupation. Can read/write/speak English.
H.H. West: John L. Lemberger was born near Germanville, Iowa, August 19, 1846, and died at Ottumwa, Ia., May 20, 1932. He married Mary Stemshorn (born
Portsmouth,Ohio, May 10, 1849) September 8, 1869. She died at Ottumwa, Iowa, March 14, 1916. At the age of 18 he enlisted in Company F, 45th Iowa
Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War. Iowa Adjutant General Report, Vol. VI, page 38: Lemberger, John L., age 18, residence Burlington, nativity Iowa; enlisted
April 30, 1864; mustered in May 25, 1864; mustered out September 16, 1864 at Keokuk, Iowa; expiration of term of service. In 1889 he moved to Ottumwa
and entered the employ of the Prugh Wholesale Glassware Co., as Traveling Salesman. In 1904 he moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1915 he returned to
Ottumwa. He was a charter member of the Grand Army of the Republic and served as Vice Commander of the State Department and Commander of Tuttle
Post, and just before death was chosen official aide to the National Commander of G.A.R.
20 May 1932: State of Iowa - Department of Health, Standard Certificate of Death, re John L. Lemberger. Residence address: 214 N. Marion, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Widowed husband of Mary Lemberger.
Born 19 Aug 1846
Age at death: 85 y 9 m 1 d
Trade or profession: Salesman, china ware, last worked in that 16 years ago, time in this occupation 30 yr.
Birthplace: Germanville, Jefferson Co, Ia.
Informant: Mrs. L.A. Gordon (daughter Cora), 214 N. Marion
Burial: Ottumwa Cem., 23 May 1932
Licensed embalmer: Lester Jay, Ottumwa
Medical certificate of death: died 20 May 1932; attended deceased 18 May to 19 May; last saw deceased 19 May; death said to have occurred 5 a.m. of cardio
vascular, renal, senility, signed W.C. Newell, M.D., Ottumwa.
Certified copy, 12 Aug 1932
28 May 1932: Letters Testamentary, Clerk of District Court, Wapello Co IA: appoints L.A. Gordon executor of will and estate of John L. Lemberger. (Certified
copy, 11 Aug 1932)
4 Jun 1932: Itemized statement of account of L.A. Gordon, Admr. John L. Lemberger Estate, from Lester Jay Funeral Home, for funeral expenses, $375.00.
Obituary, Ottumwa, IA, Courier, Fri. 20 May 1932, p. 1:
Prominent Member of G.A.R. Dead
J. L. Lemberger
J. L. Lemberger, 85 years old, prominent member of the Grand Army of Republic [sic] in Ottumwa and throughout the state for many years, died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. L. A. Gordon, 211 North Marion street, at 5 a.m. today.
John L. Lemberger was the son of John and Catherine Lemberger and was born near Germanville, Jefferson county, Iowa, August 19, 1846. During his early
childhood the family moved to Burlington, and at the age of 17 years he enlisted in Company F forty-fifth Volunteer Infantry in the Civil war. On September 8,
1869 he was married to Miss Mary Stemshorn. To this marriage were born four children, one son, Edwin L. Lemberger, died November 24, 1924. His wife died
on March 14, 1916.
Mr. Lemberger moved to Ottumwa forty-three years ago at which time he was employed by the Prugh Wholesale Glassware Co., and as traveling salesman for
this company obtained a wide acquaintance in this section of the state. In 1904 he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., for the benefit of his wife's health, but
returned here in 1915. Since the death of his wife in 1916, he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Gordon.
In Burlington Mr. Lemberger was a charter member of the Trinity Lutheran church and for many years was a member of the First Lutheran church of this city.
Besides being a member of the Grand Army of the Republic he served as vice commander of the state department and commander of Tuttle post. Several days
ago he received notice that he had been chosen official aide to the national commander in chief of the G.A.R. He has served for many years as chairman of the
Wapello County Relief fund. It is noted that he had the honor of hearing one of the Lincoln Douglas debates.
He is survived by a son, John G. Lemberger of Los Angeles, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. L. A. Gordon of Ottumwa and Mrs. F. L. Warder of Fremont, Iowa, a
brother, Frank Lemberger of Los Angeles, Calif., and eight grandchildren.
The body has been removed to the Jay funeral home where it will remain until after the funeral services Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Jay chapel with
the Rev. P. O. Bersell, D. D., pastor of the First Lutheran church, in charge. The pallbearers are to be chosen from the members of the Sons of Veterans. The
members of the local organizations of the Cloutman and Tuttle posts will attend the services in a body, and the Daughters of Veterans will conduct the
services at the grave in the Ottumwa cemetery.
Notes for Mary Stemshorn:
Death record: Clerk of District Court, Wapello Co IA, Register of Deaths (FHL microfilm 1769031)
Vol. 4a, 1907-1916.
Page 326, Reg. No. 330, Center Twp., Ottumwa, Vogel Ave: Lemburger (sic) Mary, born 10 May 1858, age 66-10-4, married. Born Portsmouth, OH. No
record of father's name or birthplace, or mother's name. Occupation: housewife. Informant, E.L. Lemberger, Ottumwa, Iowa. Died 14 Mar 1916, cause:
dilation of heart, asthma bronchial. Attending physician, H.W. Vinson, signed 25 Mar 1916. Buried Ottumwa Cem. 16 Mar 1916. Undertaker: F.L. Daggett,
Ottumwa, IA. [NB: age at death yields a date of birth of 10 May 1849.]
A duplicate death record also exists: Clerk of District Court, Wapello Co, IA, Transcript of Deaths July 22, 1916 - June 19, 1917 (FHL microfilm 1954524).
Page 28, Reg. No. 330 (records in this volume are typewritten, with handwritten marginal notation here by registry number, 326 in this case. Clearly, these
have been copied from the earlier volume.). Information is identical to the Vol. 4a entry, except that Lemberger is spelled correctly, her birth date is correct,
and the date of physician's signing is 16 Mar 1916.
Two clippings, probably from Ottumwa Courier, undated (estimated 15-16 March 1916), obituaries for Mrs. J.L. (Mary Stemshorn) Lemberger.
1. "Mrs. J.L. Lemberger"
"The funeral services for Mrs. J.L. Lemberger will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence, 109 Vogel avenue. Rev. C.A. Sundberg,
pastor of St. Mark's English Lutheran church, will be in charge and the Apollo quartet will sing.
"Interment will take place in Ottumwa cemetery.
"Mrs. Lemberger who died at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. L.A. Gordon and Edwin L. Lemberger of
Ottumwa, and Mrs. F.L. Warder of Farson and John G. Lemberger of Albia."
"The funeral services for Mrs. J.L. Lemberger were held at Ottumwa yesterday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, from the residence, No. 109 Vogel avenue. Rev. C.A.
Sundberg, pastor of St. Mark's English Lutheran church, officiated and the Apollo quartet sang. Interment was made in Ottumwa cemetery.
"Mrs. Lemberger, who died at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. L.A. Gordon and Edwin L. Lemberger of
Ottumwa, Mrs. F.L. Warder of Farsons and John G. Lemberger of Albia. The family lived here in former days, and had many friends here. Many years ago they
went from Burlington to California, and it was only recently that they had returned to Iowa. Mr. Lemberger represented the seventh ward in the city council in
1886 and 1887. The family had many friends here, who will hold Mrs. Lemberger in kindly remembrance."
Ottumwa Courier, March 18, 1916; In Memoriam: Mrs. May [sic] Stemshorn Lemberger
May [sic] Stemshorn Lemberger was born at Portsmouth, Ohio, May 10, 1849, and departed this life March 14, 1916, at her late residence, 109 Vogel Avenue,
at the age of 66 years, ten months and four days. She came to Burlington in 1867, a young lady yet in her teens. September 7, 1869, she was joined with J.L.
Lemberger in the holy bond of matrimony. This union was blessed with four children: Mrs. L.A. Gordon and Edwin L. Lemberger of Ottumwa, Mrs. F.L. Warder
of Farson, and John G. Lemberger of Albia. These, with several grandchildren and the bereaved husband survive.
Mr. and Mrs. Lemberger were charter members of Trinity Lutheran church of Burlington and the four children were received into the same household of faith
by the rite of confirmation. They rendered commendable service to that struggling mission in gifts, labor and influence, and truly they are a Godsend to our
needy mission here with which they were planning to affiliate by Eastertide. Now, instead of being enrolled in the militant English Lutheran church of this city,
the sainted mother has been received into the church triumphant, with her name written in the book of life.
Mr. and Mrs. Lemberger left Burlington in 1893, lived in Ottumwa a short time, and then moved to Los Angeles, Cal., where they resided for fourteen years.
They returned to Ottumwa last September to make this their permanent residence. A cozy little cottage was built with every comfort and convenience. Mother
and father were happy to be near their children. The entire family was together last Sunday in pleasant association. Another desire of the deceased was that
her departure from this world might be calm and peaceful. Quietly, sweetly, she took her rest, her eyes closing on this world to open in the next. Her soul
took its flight to realms beyond this vale of tears. As a consecrated consistent Christian who can doubt but that she is with her Lord. Surely she is safe in the
arms of Jesus, sheltered from every stress and storm.
A devoted wife, a loving mother, a fond grandmother, a cherished friend and neighbor has gone, but her word still live, her influence will long be felt her
memory will ever be blessed. The family circle is broken, the vacant chair is evident and a void this world cannot fill, but there is an added treasure in heaven,
a new life with eternity, a beckoning hand for those near and dear. May we all so live that we shall be welcomed to the heavenly home, to join the ranks of the
redeemed blesses of God, the Father, saved by God, the Son, sanctified by God, the Holy Spirit.
Amid a profusion of flowers and large concourse of relatives, neighbors and friends, the last solemn service was held at the home Thursday afternoon, March
16, 1916, at 2:30 o'clock. The Apollo male quartet sang most sympathetically the favorite songs of the deceased: "Lead Kindly Light," "Safe in the Arms of
Jesus," and the "Christian's Goodnight." Rev. C.A. Sundberg of the English Lutheran church had charge of the service, with scripture, prayer and a comforting
message on "The Heavenly Home." Text, John 14:2.
Marriage Notes for John Lemberger and Mary Stemshorn:
Clerk of the District Court of Des Moines County, Burlington IA 52601
Marriage Record, 1867-1873, p. 101:
# 1069 , Sept. 8, 1869. John L. Lemberger & Miss Mary B (?) Stemshorn. The names are bracketed, and to the right of the bracket appears the name Joe Ober.
(Different names appear in this position in other records. Perhaps the name of the affiant or witness?)
76 vii. Caroline Lemberger253, born 27 Sep 1848 in Germanville, Walnut Twp, Jefferson Co IA254; died 18 Jan 1854.
Notes for Caroline Lemberger:
A notation on the family group sheet compiled by Paul Hoosier indicates hers was an "accidental death."
77 viii. Jacob F. Lemberger255, born 09 Nov 1850 in Germanville, Walnut Twp, Jefferson Co, Iowa256; died 05 Jun 1939 in Palo Alto, San Mateo Co, CA.
He married Eunice Katherine Dickson257 10 Jan 1875 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co, CA; born Unknown; died 24 Mar 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA.
Notes for Jacob F. Lemberger:
H.H. West: Was born in Germanville, Iowa, November 9, 1850, and married Eunice Katherine Dickson at Santa Clara, California, January 10, 1875. She died
March 24, 1917 at Berkeley, Calif. He is known as "Uncle Frank" and resides at 14 1/2 Walnut Street, Santa Cruz, Calif. He learned the coppersmith's trade
when a young man and for a while lived in Victoria, British Columbia. He came to Los Angeles, Calif., in the early 80's and opened a hardware store and sheet
metal shop on Downey Avenue, which proved profitable. He is hale and hearty at this time (1934) and spends his summers in Oregon fishing, wintering at
Santa Cruz, Calif.
[Note: in the H.H. West book is a photo of the hardware store and some additional detail:] In 1885, J.F. Lemberger erected the "Crescentia" Block on Downey
Avenue, East Los Angeles, California. (Now called North Broadway) In it he opened a hardware store, and this photo was taken about 1886. It was located just
one lot west of the corner of Truman Street on Downey Avenue, on the south side of the street. He sold the hardware store to Charles Teel, but just how or
when he sold the Crescentia Block I do not know. H.H. West, August 1939.
It is curious to note that although the family of Jacob's father was enumerated on 14 November for the 1850 census, Jacob, although only a few days old, is not
78 ix. Christian L. Lemberger, born 22 Mar 1854; died 01 Aug 1854.
79 x. Louis Lemberger258, born 19 Sep 1855259; died 13 Dec 1868 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA260.
Notes for Louis Lemberger:
Death announcement, Burlington (IA) Hawk-Eye Gazette, 15 December 1868:
Dec. 13th, 1868, Louis, son of J.G. and C.B. Lemberger, aged 18 [sic] years.
The funeral will take place from the residence, corner of Seventh and Iowa streets, to-day at [word missing] o'clock.
Burlington, IA: Daily Gazette & Argus, Mon., p.m., 14 Dec 1868, p. 4
In Burlington on the evening of December 13, 1868 Louis, son of J.G. and C.B. Lemberger, aged thirteen years.
Funeral at the residence of his parents, corner of Seventh and Iowa streets, to morrow (Tuesday) at ten o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.
32. Elisabetha Catharina6 Lemberger (Elisabetha Magdalena5 Hottmann, Johann Antonius4, Johann (Han?) Jacob3, Johannes (Hans)2, Jacob1)261 was
born 19 Jun 1813 in Grunbach, W?rttemberg, Germany262,263, and died Unknown. She married Jacob Miller 1842 in Montgomery Co, OH. He was born Abt.
1815 in Germany264, and died Unknown.
Notes for Elisabetha Catharina Lemberger:
Birth & Baptismal record, fromTaufregister 1808 - 1846, Evangelische Kirche Grunbach:
19 June 1813
Parents: Johann Gottlieb Lemberger, B. u. Weingtr. (citizen and vine dresser) also Feldmesser (surveyor) & Elisabetha Magdalena nee Hottmann
Place of birth: Grunbach
Date of birth: 19 June 10:00 p.m.
Date and place of baptism: Grunbach, 20 June
Witnesses: Johann Michael Lemberger, single; Catharina Tobler, single
Family Register p. 445
Letter from her father J.G. Lemberger to William Lemberger, 25 Oct 1843 indicates her parents lived with her and Jacob. Further, that on 15 Oct 1843 she bore
a son, Wilhelm, a difficult birth, both left damaged and weak.
Letter from Johannes (John) Lemberger to H.H. West 13 May 1900: "Father and Jacob Miller (Catherine's husband) lived on a farm belonging to William."
(Farm was near Castine, Butler Twp, Darke Co. OH)
Publications of the Bureau of the Census, Population Schedule, Census of the US 1850; OH, Darke Co, Butler Twp, p. 436, 4 Dec 1850 (NARA mic pub M432
Jacob Miller, age 35, male, farmer, b. Germany
Catharine Miller, age 32, female, b. Germany
Christian Miller, age 6, male, b. OH
Margaret Miller, age 4, female, b. OH
Josephine Miller, age 3, female, b. OH
Charles Miller, age 1, male, b. OH.
This gives us four additional children in this line. Since Wilhelm is not listed, he presumably died in infancy.
Children of Elisabetha Lemberger and Jacob Miller are:
80 i. Wilhelm7 Miller, born 15 Oct 1843265.
Notes for Wilhelm Miller:
Probably died young, as he does not appear with the family group in the 1850 census.
81 ii. Christian Miller, born Abt. 1844 in Darke Co, OH266.
82 iii. Margaret Miller, born Abt. 1846 in Darke Co, OH266.
83 iv. Josephine Miller, born Abt. 1847 in Darke Co, OH267.
84 v. Charles Miller, born Abt. 1849 in Darke Co, OH268.
36. Johannes6 Lemberger (Elisabetha Magdalena5 Hottmann, Johann Antonius4, Johann (Han?) Jacob3, Johannes (Hans)2, Jacob1)269 was born 17 Feb
1821 in Grunbach, W?rttemberg, Germany269, and died 25 Apr 1917 in Crafton, San Bernardino Co, California270. He married Caroline Shartle 03 Jun 1849
in Cambridge City, Wayne Co, Indiana271. She was born 15 Aug 1831 in Pennsylvania272,273, and died 18 Jun 1917 in Redlands, San Bernardino Co,
Notes for Johannes Lemberger:
Birth & Baptismal Record, 17 Feb 1821
Parents: Johann Gottlieb Lemberger, B?rg. u. Weingtr. also Feldmesser, & Elisabetha Magdalena nee Hottmann
DOB: 17 Feb, 5:00 p.m.
Witnesses: Johann Michael Lemberger, B. u. Weingtr., single; Anna Catharina Tobler, single
Fam Reg p. 445
(Taufregister 1808 - 1846)
Letter from Ellamarie Coles to H.H. West 22 Sep 1933, referring to John Lemberger: "He came to the United States in 1832. Landed in Baltimore and went from
there to Philadelphia. He sailed in the "August," a three masted West India trading vessel from Amsterdam. He came from Wutemberg to Highbrunn on a flat
boat, taking the route to Necker down the Rhine to Manheim and the Holland Canal to Amsterdam. He sailed on May 5th and landed Aug. 7, 1832, taking 72
Letter from J.G. Lemberger to William Lemberger, 3 Jan 1841 said John was in Louisville, Kentucky with Gottlieb.
Letter from J.G. Lemberger to William Lemberger, 25 Oct 1843 said he had not heard from Johannes, which made him very uneasy.
H.H. West: He married Caroline Shartle June 3, 1849, at Cambridge City, Indiana. Moved from there to Boone County, Indiana, on a farm, where he farmed for
two years, but found it unprofitable. Then moved to Beardstown, Illinois, in 1859, where he carried on a cigar shop until 1876. He then removed to Pana,
Illinois, where he followed the same business until he sold out in 1892. In December, 1893, he went to Redlands, California, where he purchased an orange
ranch, which proved very profitable, and where he spent the remaining years of his life. He died at Crofton, California, April 25, 1917, over 96 years of age.
Cambridge City is in Jackson Township, Wayne County, Indiana. Jackson Township was created in 1817, and Cambridge City was founded in 1836. The
National Road was completed through Cambridge City in 1827, and the Whitewater Canal in 1846. These major transportation links led local people to believe
that Cambridge City had much more growth potential than turned out to be the case.
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1850; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives Building, Washington,
DC; National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 189. Indiana, Wayne Co, Cambridge City, page 24, dwelling 339/
John Lemberger, age 29, male, tobacconist. Real estate $500. Born Germany.
Caroline Lemberger, age 19, female, born Pennsylvania.
Susan Lemberger, age 7 months, female, born Indiana
Jacob Widerman, age 19, male, tobacconist, born Pennsylvania.
[Br?derbund Family Archive #318, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected States/Counties, 1860, Date of Import: 14 Oct 1996, Internal Ref. #1.318.1.21479.116]
Individual: Lemberger, John
County/State: Cass Co., IL
Page #: 211
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1870; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives Building, Washington,
DC; National Archives microfilm publication ____, roll ____ [the version below was provided by Yvonne Lemberger Baller via email]. Illinois, Page County,
Beardstown, E.D. ___, page 6, lines 4-7 (Philiippi) and 8-17 (Lemberger); enumerated 4 June 1870.
Dwelling 43, family 46:
4. Phillippi, Julius, age 61, male, white, Grocer Ret(ail), born Hamburg
5. " Mary, age 61, female, white, keeping house, born Hamburg
6. " Edward, age 22, male, white, grocer, ret(ail), born Illinois
7. " Rodolph, age 20, male, white, grocer, ret(ail), born Illinois
Dwelling 44, family 47:
8. Lemberger, John, age 50, male, white, tobacconist, ret(ail), born Wirtemberg
9. " Caroline, age 39, female, white, keeping house, born Tennessee
10. " Susan, age 20, female, white, (occupation not legible), born Indiana
11. " Nina, age 18, female, white, at home, born Indiana
12. " Franklin, age 16, male, white, born Indiana
13. " Lillie, age 14, female, white, born Indiana
14. " Katie M., age 11, female, white, born Illinois
15. " Annie, age 8, female, white, born Illinois
16. " Ellen, age 5, female, white, born Illinois
17. " Charles H., age 2, male, white, at home, born Illinois
[Note: Lillie (Lillian Leah) married a "Rude" Philippi in 1878 in Beardstown, most likely the "Rodolph" listed here. Note also that this enumeration gives
Tennessee as Caroline Shartle Lemberger's birthplace, whereas elsewhere it is Pennsylvania.]
Johannes (John) Lemberger letter to H.H. West, 3 May 1900 indicates he lived at Croftonville, CA; married Catherine Shartle 3 Jun 1849 in Cambridge City, IN;
farmed in Boone Co. IN 1849-1851, "could not make it pay, then moved to Beardstown, Illinois, in 1859 where I carried on a cigar shop till 1876; then moved
to Pana and followed the same business until I sold out there in 1892. In December 1893 we arrived in Redlands (California).
Letter from Johannes (John) Lemberger to H. H. West, 23 Oct 1901:
Enclosed I send you clipping taken frm the St. Louis Republic, I thought it would interest you as the Lemberger was your cousin a son of Henry Lemberger of
Louisville Ky. It is a strange tale I dont know what to make of it, I have never met any of my Brother Henry's Family, the last time I saw my Brother Henry he
was a Boy about 14 years old.
I hope your Father and Mother and the rest of [you] are [well]. We never hear from [words obliterated] or from [word illegible] Lemberger. Our Orange crop will
not be as Large as it was last Year and Frueit of all kind Except Pears was scarce, but Our Trees never looked as well at this time of year as they do now, so we
look for a good Crop all around next year. With best Regards to yourself and family I Remain Affectionately your Uncle John Lemberger.
Ourselves and Ruchers are all Well. Chas. Rucher is in Oregon himself and two partners are starting a Cattle Ranch. Rolla R. is at home, Philippi's are at home
Ella is keeping House for her father.
My daughter Nina has sold her millinery stock in Pana and is now Head Trimmer in a Department Store in E. St. Louis.
From Hillside Cemetery Record Book B, p. 38, Hillside Memorial Park, 1540 Allesandro Rd, Redlands, CA 92373 (same source for many others of this group,
hereafter Hillside Book, etc.)
Lemberger, John, interment 26 Apr 1917 inf: John Lemberger
Redlands Daily Review, 26 Apr 1917
LEMBERGER-Died, in Redlands, Cal., April 25, 1917, John Lemberger, aged 96
years, a native of Germany and a resident of Redlands since 1893. Funeral
services from the Dow & Fitzsimmons chapel today afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment at Hillside. The Odd Fellows will have charge of the services.
Funeral services for John Lemberger, who died at his home at Crafton at 1 o'clock yesterday morning, will be held today at 2 o'clock at the Dow & Fitzsimmons
chapel with the Odd Fellows in charge. He was probably the oldest Odd Fellow in the United States having been a member of the order for 70 years. He was
96 years old, and a native of Germany.
Ernest Kendall of the First Church of Christ Scientist, will read the service. Interment will be at Hillside.
Before coming to Redlands decedent was engaged in manufacturing. In Crafton he was the owner of an orange grove. He is survived by his wife, three
daughters and two sons.
Notes for Caroline Shartle:
Hillside Cemetery Record Book B, p. 39:
Lemberger, Caroline interment 19 Jun 1912 inf: Chas. Lemberger
<wife of Johannes>
Obit: "Redlands (CA) Review", 19 Jun 1917, p. 5
LEMBERGER-Died in Redlands Cal., June 18, 1917, Caroline Lemberger, aged 86 years, a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Redlands for eighteen years.
Funeral services from the Dow & Fitzsimmons chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. L.D. Van Arman officiating. Interment will be at Hillside.
Mrs. Lemberger is survived by a daughter, Mrs. S.C. Rucher, and a son residing at Ft. Bidwell, Cal., a daughter at El Cajon, Cal., and another daughter whose
home is in Illinois. Her husband, John Lemberger, died here April 25, at the age of 96.
(ibid. 20 Jun 1917, p. 4)
The funeral of the late Caroline Lemberger was held yesterday from the Dow & Fitzsimmons chapel, the Rev. L.D. Van Arman officiating. Mrs. Owen Pugh
sang. There was a large attendance and many flowers. Interment was at Hillside, the pall bearers being E.E. Trefry, I.E. Mills, F.L. Hite, J.M. Busby, Harry Nott,
and M.C. McKee.
Children of Johannes Lemberger and Caroline Shartle are:
85 i. Susan Caroline7 Lemberger275,276, born 20 Feb 1850 in Cambridge City, Wayne Co, IN277; died 17 Dec 1935 in Crafton, San Bernardino Co,
CA277. She married William Rucher278 12 Jan 1876 in Beardstown, Cass Co, IL; born 25 Dec 1847 in New York278; died 14 Dec 1935 in Crafton, San
Bernardino Co, CA278.
Notes for Susan Caroline Lemberger:
H.H. West: Was born at Cambridge City, Indiana, February 20, 1850. She married William Rucher at Beardstown, Illinois, January 12, 1876. Both are living at
Route 1, box 321, Redlands, California.
Hillside Cem Record Book C, p. 114
Rucher, Susan C. b. Ind last res: Crafton ae 85-9-27 FM d 1935 Dec
17 Cardiac Decomp mort: Dow & Fitzsimmons inter: 1935 Dec 18
Mausoleum Sect 39 Crypt D fee 10.00 inf: Charles Rucher
crypt marker says 20 Feb 1850-16 Dec 1935
Redlands [CA] Daily Facts, 17 Dec 1935, p. 5
Mrs. Wm. Rucher Taken By Death
G.A.R. Veteran and Wife To Be Laid to Rest at Double Service
Double funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Dow & Ftizsimmons funeral chapel for William Rucher, 88 years old, and his wife, 85
years old, who died within two days at their home in Crafton.
Mrs. Rucher died late yesterday, death having been expected for several days. William Rucher, Civil war veteran, died at the home Saturday. Dr. H.C. Slater, of
the First Methodist Church, will officiate at the double funeral.
The Ruchers came to Crafton in 1895, purchasing the 10 acre orange grove that still is owned in their names. Mr. Rucher became active among Civil war
veterans and Mrs. Rucher affiliated with the Woman's Relief Corps and became a member of the Contemporary Club.
LONG TIME WED
Mrs. Rucher, the eldest of eight children, was born Feb. 20, 1850, at Cambridge City, Ind. She and Mr. Rucher were married Jan. 12, 1876, at Beardstown, Ill.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ella Wheeler, of New York state; a brother, C.H. Lemberger, of Mentone; and a son, Charles L. Rucher, of Woodlake, California.
Plans had been made to hold the funeral of Mr. Rucher today but late yesterday it was decided to notify friends that it might not be held as it did not seem
possible Mrs. Rucher could live more than a few hours.
Mr. Rucher was a member of the Bear Valley Post of the Grand Army. His death leaves but six members of the post in Redlands. These six men are to
be honorary pall bearers at his funeral.
RUCHER-Died, at her home, Walnut road, Crafton, December 17, 1935, Mrs.
Susan C. Rucher, aged 84 years, native of Indiana and resident of Crafton
Funeral services will be held at Dow & Fitzsimmons chapel Wednesday
afternoon, 2 o'clock. Rev. H.C. Slater and Rev. C.J. Upton officiating;
interment at Hillside mausoleum.
Notes for William Rucher:
Hillside Cem Record Book C, p. 113
Rucher, William b NY last res: Crafton ae 87-11-20 MM d 1935
Dec 14 Pneumonia mort: Dow & Fitzsimmons inter: 1935 Dec 18
Mausoleum Sect 40 Crypt D 10.00 inf: Charles Rucher
crypt marker says 25 Dec 1847 - 14 Dec 1935 Civil War Veteran
Redlands [CA] Daily Facts, Sat., 14 Dec 1935, p. 5
G.A.R. Veteran Dies in Crafton
Widow of William Rucher Is Also Desperately Ill; Death Expected
Ranks of the Civil War veterans in Redlands were thinned again today when William Rucher, for 41 years a resident of the Crafton section, died at his home.
That leaves but six members of Bear Valley post of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Mrs. Rucher also has been at death's door for several days. She is not expected to survive her husband many hours.
Mr. Rucher had not been in good health for some time. There is one son, Charles Rucher, living at Long View, Calif.
RUCHER -- Died in Crafton, Calif., December 14, 1835, William Rucher, aged
88 years, native of New York, and resident of Redlands 41 years.
Body is at Dow & Fitzsimmons chapel. Notice of funeral later.