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John George Ifft, Sr.

John George Ifft, Sr. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Male 1863 - 1945  (81 years)

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  • Name John George Ifft  [4, 7, 8, 9
    Suffix Sr.
     
    Nickname George
     
    Born 4 Jul 1863  Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
    Address:
    Walroth
     

    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1881  [4, 6

     
    Census 1900  Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

     
    Address:
    Fayette
     
    Census 1910  Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11

     
    Address:
    Fayette
     
    Census 1920  Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12

     
    Address:
    Fayette
     
    Census 1930  Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13

     
    Address:
    Fayette
     
    Moved 1931  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

     
    Census 1940  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14

     
    Died 12 Jan 1945  Indian Grove, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 10, 15

    Burial 14 Jan 1945  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16

     
    Address:
    South Apostolic Christian Cemetery
     
    Religion German Apostolic Christian
      [1, 17
    Buried 14 Jan 1945  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 18
    Address:
    East Graceland Cemetery
     

    Notes 
    • There seem to be some discrepances as to which children belonged to whi
      ch wife. The Adam J. Barrone page lists only Margaritha Hari as a wife o
      f George Ifft, but it would appear that Susannah Miller and Salome Schl
      ipf were additional wives and that the assignment of children to them i
      s correct...


      GEORGE IFFT SR.

      FAIRBURY BLADE
      JAN 19, 1945

      FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEO. IFFT HELD SUNDAY

      FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE IFFT WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM THE CH
      RISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND INTERMENT WAS IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY. MR. I
      FFT PASSED AWAY LAST FRIDAY MORNING AT SEVEN O'CLOCK AT THE HOME OF MR. A
      ND MRS. ELI STEIDINGER FOLLOWING A SEVERAL WEEKS ILLNESS. HE WAS AGED 8
      1 YEARS; SIX MONTHS AND EIGHT DAYS.

      MR. IFFT WAS BORN IN WALROTH, HESSEN GERMANY, JULY 4 1863. WHEN 18 YEAR
      S OF AGE HE CAME TO AMERICA, AND ON APRIL 21 1884, HE WAS UNITED ON MAR
      RIAGE TO SUSANNAH MILLER, OF CONGERVILLE. TO THEM WERE BORN MRS. MINNIE S
      TEIDINGER, MARGARET, WILLIAM, OF STRAWN; JOHN, OF PEORIA; SAM, OF CROPS
      EY; MRS. SUSIE SCHLICK, OF ELGIN. MRS. IFFT PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 24 189
      3, AND IN APRIL 1895, HE WAS MARRIED TO SALOME SCHLIPF, OF PEORIA. SHE P
      RECEDED HIM IN DEATH IN SEPTEMBER 1897. ON NOVEMBER 25 1898, HE WAS MAR
      RIED TO MARGARET HARI, OF FORREST. SHE SURVIVES TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLO
      WING CHILDREN BORN TO THIS UNION: MRS. SALOME FEHR, OF ROANOKE; MRS. BE
      RTHA STEIDINGER, OF FORREST; FRED AND GEORGE, OF FAIRBURY; PAUL, OF FOR
      REST; MRS. EDNA MUELLER, OF STRAWN. THERE ARE 48 GRANDCHILDREN.

      MR. IFFT WAS A FARMER, WHICH OCCUPATION HE FOLLOWED FOR MANY YEARS, SOU
      THEAST OF THIS CITY. HE RETIRED ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. HE WAS A MEMBER OF T
      HE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH.

      June 8 1900 Fayette, Livingston, Illinois; Sup 5, Enum 100, Sheet 6A
      83 84 Ifft George Head W M July 1863 36 M 2 Germany "" [Germany] German
      y 1881 19 Na Farmer 0 yes yes yes O M F 32
      " Maggie 3rd Wife W F Feb 1865 35 M 2 1 1 Switzerland Switzerland Switz
      erland 1882 18 yes yes yes
      " Minnie Daughter W F Oct 1887 12 S Ills Germany Ills at school 8 yes y
      es yes
      " Maggie "" W F Dec 1888 11 S " "" " "" 8 yes yes yes
      " John Son W M Feb 1890 10 S " "" " "" 8 yes yes yes
      " Samuel " W M May 1891 9 S " "" " "" 8 yes yes yes
      " William " W M Apr 1892 8 S " "" " "" 8 yes yes yes
      " Susan Daughter W F Dec 1893 6 S " "" " "" 8 yes yes yes
      " Sally "" W F Aug 1899 9/12 S " "" Switzerland
      Hinshaw Edward Boarder W M Apr 1868 32 S " Ohio Ohio Farm laborer 0 yes y
      es yes

      April 20 1910 Fayette, Livingston, Illinois; Enum 26, Sheet 4B
      16 16 Ifft George Head M W 46 M3 11 11 Ger German Ger German Ger German 1
      881 Na yes Eng Farmer Own Farm oa yes yes O M F 43
      ---Marguerite Wife F W 46 M1 11 11 11 Switzerland Switzerland Switzerla
      d yes Eng None yes yes
      ---Minnie Daughter F W 23 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng non
      e yes yes
      ---Maggie Daughter F W 22 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng non
      e yes yes
      ---John Son M W 21 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng Laborer Fa
      m W yes yes
      ---Samuel Son M W 19 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng Laborer H
      ome Farm W yes yes
      ---William Son M W 17 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng Laborer H
      ome Farm W yes yes
      ---Susan Daughter F W 16 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng none y
      es yes
      ---Sallie Daughter F W 10 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng non
      e yes yes yes
      ---Bertha Daughter F W 9 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng none y
      es yes yes
      ---Freddie Son M W 8 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng none yes y
      es yes
      ---George Son M W 6 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng none yes y
      es yes
      ---Paul Son M W 5 S Illinois Ger German Switzerland yes Eng none yes ye
      s yes

      January 19 1920 Fayette, Livingston, Illinois; Sup 9, Enum 27, Sheet 4A
      Fm 63 63 Ifft George Head O F M W 57 M 1881 Na 1894 yes yes Germany Ger
      man Germany German Germany German yes Farmer Gen Farm OA 62
      ---Maruguirette Wife F W 56 M 1881 Na yes yes Switzerland German Switze
      land Switzerland German yes none
      ---Minnie Daughter F W 31 S yes yes Illinois Germany Germany Illinois n
      one
      ---Bertha Daughter F W 19 S yes yes Illinois Germany Germany Switzerlan
      d German none
      ---Fred Son M W 17 S yes yes Illinois Germany Germany Switzerland Germa
      none
      ---George Son M W 16 S yes yes Illinois Germany Germany Switzerland Ger
      man none
      ---Paul Son M W 14 S yes yes Illinois Germany Germany Switzerland Germa
      none
      ---Edna Daughter F W 9 S yes yes Illinois Germany Germany Switzerland G
      erman none

      April 14 1930 Fayette, Livingston, Illinois Enum 53-16, Sup 15, Sheet 4
      A
      71 71 Ifft George Head O yes M W 66 M 22 no yes Germany Germany Germany G
      erman 1881 Na yes Farmer General Farm E yes no 68
      ---Margaretha Wife-H F W 65 M 32 no yes Switzerland Switzerland Switzer
      land Swiss-German 1882 Na yes none
      ---George Jr. Son M W 27 S no yes Illinois Germany Switzerland yes Farm L
      aborer General Farm W yes no
      ---Paul Son M W 25 S no yes Illinois Germany Switzerland yes Farm Labor
      er General Farm W yes
      ---Edna Daughter F W 19 S no yes Illinois Germany Switzerland yes None

      April 13 1940 Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois; SD 19, ED 53-23, Sheet 8B
      E Ash
      401 211 O 1700 no Ifft George x Head M W 76 M no 8 Germany Na Same hous
      e no no no no U no
      ---Margaret Wife F W 75 M no 8 Switzerland Na Same house no no no no H n
      o
    Person ID I151  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 31 Dec 1969 

    Father John Ifft 
    Mother Savilla Staff 
    Family ID F33941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Miller,   b. 1861,   d. 24 Dec 1893  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1884  [1, 4

    Children 
     1. Minnie Ifft,   b. 13 Oct 1886, Roanoke, Woodford, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1964, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Margaret Ifft,   b. 7 Dec 1887, Roanoke, Woodford, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1971  (Age 83 years)
     3. John Ifft,   b. 15 Feb 1889, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1967, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Samuel Ifft,   b. 28 May 1890, Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1961, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. William Ifft,   b. 19 Apr 1892, Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1974, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Susan Elizabeth Ifft,   b. 20 Dec 1893, Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1980, Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Salome Schlipf,   b. 1864,   d. Sep 1897  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Apr 1895  [1, 4

    Married 19 Apr 1896  Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8

     
    Children 
     1. George Ifft,   b. 1897,   d. 1897  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaritha Hari,   b. 12 Apr 1864, Frutigen, Bern, Switzerland
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1947, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1898  Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19

    Married 25 Nov 1898  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6, 7

     
    Children 
     1. Salome Marie Ifft,   b. 29 Aug 1899, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1988, Eureka, Woodford, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Bertha Ifft,   b. 10 Oct 1900, Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1992, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Fred Ifft,   b. 25 Jan 1902, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1990, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. George M. Ifft, Jr. ,   b. 19 Jun 1903, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1995, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Paul Ifft,   b. 17 Feb 1905, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 2002, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     6. Edna Anna Ifft,   b. 9 Sep 1910, Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 2005, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    Walroth - 4 Jul 1863 - Hessen, Germany
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - - 19 Apr 1896 - Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1898 - Livingston, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - 25 Nov 1898 - Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Fayette - 1900 - Livingston, Illinois, United States
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    Fayette - 1910 - Livingston, Illinois, United States
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    Fayette - 1920 - Livingston, Illinois, United States
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    Fayette - 1930 - Livingston, Illinois, United States
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    Link to Google MapsMoved - - 1931 - Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1940 - Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - ,Address:
    South Apostolic Christian Cemetery - 14 Jan 1945 - Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    East Graceland Cemetery - 14 Jan 1945 - Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States
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  • Photos
    George Ifft Sr.
    George Ifft Sr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S231] Forrest Ministers .

    2. [S144] Descendents of Benedict Moser & John Georg Steidinger .

    3. [S939] The Hari Family .

    4. [S797] Find-a-Grave Website , Memorial ID 97625743
      .

    5. [S1090] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 , FHL Film Number 1984008
      .

    6. [S16] 1900 Census , Fayette, Livingston, Illinois; Sup 5, Enum 100, Sheet 6A
      .

    7. [S3039] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 , accessed; 23 September 2021; George Ifft/Maggie Harrie
      .

    8. [S3039] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 , accessed; 23 September 2021; George Ifft/Soloma M. Schlipf
      .

    9. [S723] The Ifft Family .

    10. [S256] Graceland Cemetery Records .

    11. [S23] 1910 Census , Fayette, Livingston, Illinois; Enum 26, Sheet 4B
      .

    12. [S25] 1920 Census , Fayette, Livingston, Illinois; Sup 9, Enum 27, Sheet 4A
      .

    13. [S27] 1930 Census , Fayette, Livingston, Illinois; Enum 53-16, Sup 15, Sheet 4A
      .

    14. [S1267] 1940 Census , Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois; SD 19, ED 53-23, Sheet 8B
      .

    15. [S1090] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 .

    16. [S691] South Christian Apostolic Cemetery .

    17. [S486] Obituary of George Ifft .

    18. [S256] Graceland Cemetery Records .
      "East Graceland"


    19. [S3039] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 , accessed; 23 September 2021; George Ifft/Maggie Hari
      .