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Lena Agnes Hunkler

Female 1892 - 1964  (71 years)


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  • Name Lena Agnes Hunkler 
    Born 22 Dec 1892  Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920  Salem, Knox, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1930  Pleasant Ridge, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Moved Abt 1946  [1
    Moved to Texas 
    Name Lenie  [4
    Reference Number 15 
    Died 13 Jun 1964  Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Address:
    Valley Baptist Hospital 
    Buried 15 Jun 1964  La Feria, Cameron, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Restlawn Cemetery 
    Lena Swing Tombstone.jpg
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    Notes 
    • Met her husband who was living in Indiana when she went with her sisters Bert & Tillie to help care for their children.

      Obituary:

      Mrs. Lena Swing
      Forrest (PNS)--Mrs. Lena Swing, 71, died at 5 a.m. Saturday in Harlingen, Tex.
      The Cox Funeral Home is in charge of services, which will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Harlingen.
      She was the former Lena Hunkler, and was born Dec. 22, 1892, in Washington, Ill. She married Albert Swing June 18, 1913, in Washington.
      Surviving are her husband; one son, Roy, Harlingen; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn DuRuary [sic], Harlingen, and Mrs. Thelma Hoffman [sic], Boise, Idaho [sic]; two sisters, Hilda of Missouri [sic], and Bertha of Texas, and a brother, John Hunkler, who lives near Peoria.
      She and her husband operated the Swing Transfer Co. in Forrest. They left here 18 years ago to move to Texas.

      Salem Twp., Knox, Illinois [unlisted month] 14-15, 1920 sup dist 7 enum 189
      Fm 271 271 Swing Albert C Head R M W 30 M yes yes Illinois Ohio France French yes Farmer General Farm Ou 90
      ---Lena Wife F W 27 M yes yes Illinois Switzerland Swiss Switzerland Swiss yes none
      ---Roy A. Son M W 5 S Indiana Illinois Illinois none
      ---Velma M. Daughter F W 2 S Indiana Illinois Illinois none
    Person ID I16  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father George John Hunkler,   b. 20 Sep 1862, Saint Gallen, Switzerland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1934, Elmwood, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth Rusch,   b. 25 Dec 1859, Saint Gallen, Switzerland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1948, El Paso, Woodford, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1886  Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    George Hunkler Maria Rusch Marriage License.jpg
    George Hunkler Maria Rusch Marriage License.jpg
    Notes 
    • Marriage License of George Hunkler and Mary Rusch (capital letters indicate the sections filled in by hand:)

      Marriage License

      State of Illinois Peoria County. ss

      The People of the State of Illinois, To any Person Legally Authorized to Solemnize Marriage--Greeting:

      Marriage

      May be celebrated between Mr. GEORGE HUNKLER of WASHINGTON in the County of TAZEWELL and State of Illinois, of the age of 24 years, and M ISS MARY RUSCH of PEORIA in the County of PEORIA and State of Illinois, of the age of 25 years.

      Witness, James E. Pillsbury, Clerk of the County Court of said Peoria County, and the Seal thereof, at my office in Peoria, this 14TH day of DECEMBER A.D. 188 6. JAMES E. PILLSBURY Clerk of the County Court

      State of Illinois; Peoria County ss I, GOTTLIEB TRAUB, LUTHERAN PASTOR hereby certify that Mr. GEORGE HUNKLEY/HUNKLER and M ISS MARY RUSCH were united in Marriage by me at PEORIA in the County of Peoria and State of Illinois, on the 14TH day of DECEMBER 188 6

      GOTTLIEB TRAUB
      LUTHERAN PASTOR

      This Return is to be carefully filled out and certified to in addition to the Marriage Certificate.

      Illinois State Board of Health

      Return of a Marriage to County Clerk

      1. Full name of groom-- GEORGE HUNKLEY/HUNKLER
      2. Place of Residence WASHINGTON, ILLS.
      3. Occupation FARMER
      4. Age next Birthday 24 years. Color WHITE
      5. Nativity GERMAN Place of Birth GERMANY
      6. Father's Name GEORGE HUNKLER
      7. Mother's Maiden Name MARGARETTE EGGER
      8. No. of Groom's Marriage 1ST
      9. Full Name of bride-- MARY RUSCH
      Maiden Name, if a Widow,
      10. Place of Residence PEORIA, ILLS.
      11. Age Next Birthday 25 years. Color WHITE
      12. Nativity GERMAN Place of Birth GERMANY
      13. Father's Name T.A. RUSCH
      14. Mother's Maiden Name MARIE SCHEUERMANN
      15. No. of Bride's Marriage 1ST
      16. Witnesses to Marriage HEINRICH HUNKLER
      HUBERT ANDRES

      PEORIA, DECEMBER 14TH 188 6
      We Hereby Certify, that the information above given is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief.

      GEORGE HUNKELR (Groom)
      MARIE RUSCH (Bride)

      I Hereby Certify, That the above is a correct return of a Marriage solemnized by me, the 14TH day of DECEMBER 188 6, at PEORIA,
      GOTTLIEB TRAUB
      LUTHERAN PASTOR


      United States of America
      _______________

      State of Illinois, County of Peoria, ss.

      _______________

      Proceedings At a Term of the County Court, begun and held at the Court House in the City and County of Peoria, State of Illinois, on the first [crossed out, 4 written above] Monday of the month of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety two it being the 22nd day of said month.

      Present: Honorable Samuel D. Wead County Judge.
      James E. Walsh Clerk, and
      Cyrus L. Berry Sheriff, to-wit:
    Family ID F423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albert Carl Swing,   b. 11 Apr 1889, Cissna Park, Iroquois, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1969, Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1913  Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Roy Albert Swing,   b. 2 Nov 1914, Francesville, Pulaski, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 2000, Bexar, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Velma Marie Swing,   b. 19 Feb 1917, Francesville, Pulaski, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 2007, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Marilyn Margaret Swing,   b. 11 Aug 1922, Wing, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1989, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2016 14:48:01 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Lena to Albert Swing Postcard Back.jpg
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    Lena Agnes Hunkler
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    Lena and Roy
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    Lena Albert Marilyn Maria Velma Uncle John.jpg
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    Lena and Albert Swing.jpg
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    Lena and Sisters-in-Law.jpg
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    Lena Hunkler and Friends.jpg
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    Lena Hunkler at 15.jpg
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    Lena to Albert Swing Postcard Back.jpg
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  • Sources 
    1. [S531] Obituary of Lena Hunkler Swing.

    2. [S25] 1920 Census.

    3. [S27] 1930 Census.

    4. [S16] 1900 Census.

    5. [S301] LDS File from Mrs. Bates.

    6. [S1042] Texas.

    7. [S349] Marriage License of George Hunkler and Maria Rusch.