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Maria Elizabeth Rusch

Female 1859 - 1948  (88 years)


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  • Name Maria Elizabeth Rusch 
    Born 25 Dec 1859  Saint Gallen, Switzerland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 1885  [4
    Census 1920  Elmwood, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1930  Elmwood, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1940  Elmwood, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name Marie  [3
    Name Mary  [2
    Reference Number 31 
    Religion Catholic in Switzerland but became Lutheran in America  [1
    Died 27 Sep 1948  El Paso, Woodford, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Address:
    Dowell Nursing Home 
    Buried 30 Sep 1948  Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Address:
    Glendale Cemetery 
    George and Mary Hunkler Tombstone.jpg
    George and Mary Hunkler Tombstone.jpg
    Notes 
    • There isn't much of a story to the pic I sent. Nannie (Bertha Hunkler
      Deihl) gave it to me along with some other pics some 25 or so years ago.
      She said she thought it was her grandma - mother of Maria. She did not
      know her name as she had remarried evidenty after Mr Rusch had died. The
      pic was made in ST Gallen so it is a good possibly that she was correct.
      Otherwise why would Nannie have the pic. She and Maria were very close
      all through the years. Nannie was always going back to IL to visit. When
      Nannie went to France in 1974/5 her grandson, Harvey, took her to St
      Gallen and they found the house where evidently Maria was born and
      raised. Maria worked in a lace factory in ST Gallen before coming to the
      States and Nannie visited the museum there and saw what Maria probably
      worked at. Her grandtr Connie Fowler was with her and bought a lot of
      the lace and eventually had her wedding dres made of the lace. Neat,
      huh!!



      GOOD FOR ONE YEAR Place: Peoria, Ill.

      W. & H. No. 4510 Date: Mar. 3/85

      Received from Geo. Hunkler
      the sum of Nineteen 78/100 Dollars,
      for the passage of Miss Maria Rusch
      in the Steerage of one of the Steamers of the "RED STAR LINE" from
      ANTWERP to NEW YORK/PHILADELPHIA and for Railroad Fare from Bassel Schweiz. to ANTWERP and from NEW YORK/PHILADELPHIA to Washington

      Whole number of persons one

      or One Adults Wm Oberhauser Agent

      1930 Illinois, Peoria, Elmwood Twp., Elmwood City, District 8, [smear] 23, 1930, Mildred E. Rook Enum 72-8 Sup 14th Sheet 9A
      Lilac Street 266 266 Hunkler, George Head O 1400 No M W 68 M 25 No Yes Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland German 13 11 V 1883 NA Yes Retired Farmer No [not veteran]
      ---Mary E. Wife H V F W 70 M 25 No Yes Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland German 13 11 V 1885 NA yes none

      April 19 1940 Elmwood Peoria Illinois SD 16 ED 72-8 Sheet 9B
      Lilac Street
      246 O 800 No Hunkler Marie E x Head F W 80 Wd No 8 Switzerland No Same House No No No No U 0 0 yes
    Person ID I991  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father J. A. Rusch 
    Mother Maria Scheuermann 
    Family ID F3459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 14 Dec 1886  Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    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:
    Children 
     1. Bertha Elizabeth Hunkler,   b. Between 1887 and 1888, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1986, Ennis, Ellis, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 99 years)
     2. Matilda Hunkler,   b. 25 Oct 1888, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1956, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. John George Hunkler,   b. 10 Jul 1891, Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1986, Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     4. Lena Agnes Hunkler,   b. 22 Dec 1892, Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1964, Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Hulda Catherine Hunkler,   b. 1 Feb 1896, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1980, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2016 14:48:01 
    Family ID F423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Maria025.jpg
    Lena Albert Marilyn Maria Velma Uncle John.jpg
    Lena Albert Marilyn Maria Velma Uncle John.jpg
    Mary Hunkler.jpg
    Mary Hunkler.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S301] LDS File from Mrs. Bates.

    2. [S16] 1900 Census.

    3. [S1267] 1940 Census.

    4. [S106] Copy of passage ticket.

    5. [S25] 1920 Census.
      Listed as Mary.

    6. [S27] 1930 Census.

    7. [S1078] Death Certificate of Mary Hunkler.

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