MARY (ROTH) SCHEFFLER
Mary (Roth) Scheffler gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. February 29, 1896 in Illinois
D. February 1985 (Last residence: Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL)
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- Father: Joseph Roth born April 3, 1852 in Cologne, Germany; married Josephine Tix on May 12, 1877 in Gilcer, Kirchen, Germany; Joseph died November 21, 1922 in Streator, LaSalle County, IL; buried in Saint Anthonys Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle county, IL
According to the Times (Streater IL) Wednesday, November 22, 1922, page 6:
WELL KNOWN BLACKSMITH
SUCCUMBS AFTER ILLNESS
OF SIX MONTHS
Joseph Roth, well known resident of this city and for many years engaged as a blacksmith, passed away at the home at 1005 Polk street at 1:20 o’clock, yesterday afternoon. His death was attributed to a cancer that brought him untold suffering for more than six months.
Mr. Roth will be remembered as running a blacksmith shop here, and was engaged at this work until his healthy became such that he was forced to retire from active duty.
The deceased was born in Cologne, Germany on April 3, 1852. On May 12, 1877, he was united in marriage to Josephine Tix. The ceremony took place at Gilcer, Kirchen, Germany. Unto this union eleven children were born, eight of whom with the wife are left to mourn his passing. They are Joseph, Terre Haute, Ind., Mrs. Herman Gaas, Conrad, Frank, Charles and Mrs. Fred Shefler (sic) of this city; and Josephine, Chris and Len, deceased. He is also survived by a brother John of this city and Mrs. John Saltz of Stacyville.
The funeral services will be held at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning from St. Anthony’s church. Interment will be made in St. Anthony’s cemetery.”
- Mother: Josephine (Tix) Roth born August 26, 1857 in Auer, Germany; Josephine died November 23, 1929 in Ottawa, LaSalle County, IL; buried in Saint Anthonys Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle County, IL
According to the Times (Streator IL) Monday, November 25, 1929, page 4:
“MRS. J. ROTH
WELL KNOWN LOCAL WOMAN
DIES AT OTTAWA –
FUNERAL TUESDAY MORNING
Former friends of Mrs. Josephine Roth will regret to learn of her death, which occurred at Ottawa, Ill, Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, the cause of which was attributed to the information of old age, coupled with complications.
Mrs. Roth was a resident of Streator for many years, the wife of the late Joseph Roth, who preceded her in death, November 21, 1922, in this city. She leaves the following children; Mrs. Herman Gass(,) Conrad Roth, Streator: Frank Roth, Cherry; John Roth and Mrs. Fred Roth Scheffler, Chicago; Mrs. Charles Breimer, Blandon, Pa.; and Joseph Roth, Oden, Ind.
She was born in Auer Germany, August 26, 1857, and was united in marriage there with Mr. Roth on May 12, 1877, her maiden name having been Josephine Tix. They came to America many years ago and for a long time resided at 1005 Polk Street. During her residence here, she was a faithful member of St. Anthony’s church, and it will be from that place of worship that funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, preceded by a short prayer at the Finlen Undertaking rooms in this city.”
- Husband: Frederick William Scheffler born May 26, 1892 in Streator, LaSalle County, IL, son of Frederick E. Scheffler and Frieda L. (Bauman) Scheffler; Frederick died October 23, 1946 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Frederick William Scheffler buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Lillian Josephine (Scheffler) Adams born June 6, 1914 in Streator, LaSalle County, IL; married Elmer D. “Bud” Adams (1912-1968) on April 25, 1936 in Dixon, Lee County, IL son of Elmer Adams and Sarah (Guy) Adams; Lillian died November 27, 2003; Elmer and Lillian are buried in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Cook County, IL
According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, November 29, 2003, page 2-10:
“ADAMS, LILLIAN J.
Lillian J. Adams, nee Scheffler, beloved wife of the late Elmer; loving mother of Lynn (Robert) McEstes and Kim (Kathy) Adams; cherished grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of 11; and great-grandmother of one; dear sister of William (Phyllis) Scheffler; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. at Lutheran Home for the Aged, 800 W. Oakton St., Arlington Hts. Funeral Service monday, 10 a.m. at Lutheran home. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, IL 60067. 847-359-8020.”
2. Maxine Catherine (Scheffler) Lehnert born November 13, 1915 in Streator, LaSalle County, IL; married Harry J. Lehnert; Maxine died June 5, 1988; buried in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, IL
According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, June 7, 1988, page 10:
Maxine C. Lehnert, nee Scheffler, age 72, of Lombard, beloved wife of Harry J.; dear mother of Patricia Stefanski and Susan (Edwin) Ellison; grandmother of Brett (Gail) Stefanski, Melinda Stefanski, Corey Stefanski and Eric Ellison; dear sister of Lillian Adams, Florence (Earl) Donner, Elmer Scheffler and William (Phyllis) Scheffler; fond aunt of many. Visitation Tuesday 1 p.m. until time of service 2 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment Queen of Heaven. Memorials to Alzheimers Disease Foundation appreciated. 629-0094.”
3. Florence Marie (Scheffler) Donner born August 31, 1918 in Streator, LaSalle County, IL; married to Earl A. Donner (unknown-2007); Florence died December 4, 1999 in Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; Florence and Earl are buried in Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, IL
According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, December 8, 1999, page 211:
“Florence M. Donner
Florence M. Donner, 81, of Addison, formerly of Arlington Heights, died Saturday in Elmhurst Hospital. Mrs. Donner, who was born in Streator, Ill., was a homemaker. “She was the most loving, caring person you’d ever want to meet,” said her husband of more than 62 years, Earl. “She was very talented, very creative. She was strictly a homemaker, the kind of person who makes a home out of a house.” Other survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Oswald; two sons, Phillip and Rev. Larry; two sisters, Lillian Adams and Billie Scheffler; a brother, Elmer Scheffler; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, when a service will begin in Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights.”
4. Elmer Fredrick Scheffler born January 23, 1922 in Streator, LaSalle County, IL; Last residence: Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Elmer died April 15, 2003
According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Elmer Fredrick Scheffler; Place of Residence: Grayslake, Lake County, Ill; Mailing Address: Grayslake, Ill; Telephone: (blank); Age in Years: 20; Date of Birth: Jan 23, 1922; Place of Birth: Streator, Ill; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Fred Scheffler, Grayslake, Ill; Employer’s Name and Address: George Sollitt Construction Co., Great Lakes; Place of Employment: Same; Race: White; Height: 5-4; Weight: 120; Eyes: Gray; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: Scar on index finger of left hand; signed: June 30, 1042”
5. William F. “Billy” Scheffler born about 1930 born in Illinois; married Phyllis
- Joseph Anthony Roth born January 14, 1877 in Germany; Veteran of Spanish-American War; married (1) Hulda Stark on August 15, 1899 in LaSalle County, IL and divorced; married (2) Alma Clonie Runyan (1885-1970) on April 14, 1921 in Vigo County, IN; Joseph died February 8, 1963 in Greencastle, Putnam County, IN; Joseph and Alma are buried in New Providence Cemetery, Mount Meridian, Putnam County, IN
- Josephine Sophia (Roth) Gass born September 7, 1880 in Germany; married Herman Gass (1869-1957), son of Carl Gasz (1828-1903); Herman married (2) Catherine Ross (1881-1965), sister of Josephine; Josephine died February 16, 1898; buried in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Leonore, LaSalle County, IL
- Catherine (Roth) Gass born October 1881 in Illinois; married Herman Gass, first husband of her sister, Josephine Ross; Catherine died 1965; Catherine and Herman are buried in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Leonore, LaSalle County, IL
According to the Times (Streator IL) Tuesday, March 9, 1965, page 11:
“MRS H. GASS
A lifetime area resident, Mrs. Herman Gass died suddenly in her home at Rte. 4, Streator, Monday evening.
A requiem mass will be held in St. Mary’s church at Kangley at 9:30 a.m., Thursday,
Burial will be made in Ss. Peter and Paul cemetery.
Friends may call at the Solon Funeral Home after 4 p.m., Wednesday, with the rosary to be recited that same evening at 8 o’clock.
Mrs. Gass was born Oct. 28, 1880, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Hicks)(sic) Roth. The former Catherine Roth married Herman Gass in Ss. Peter and Paul Church at Leonore in 1899. He died in 1956. Mrs. Gass had been a resident of Kangley and vicinity her entire life.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Sam (Elizabeth) Hastings of Streator; three sons, Leo Gass of Leonore; Alfred Gass of Alma Center, Wis.; Herman Gass of Merrilan, Wis., 30 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Schettler (sic) of Crystal Lake, Ill.
Preceding her in death were one son, Raymond Gass, and two daughters, Mrs. Henry Melchers, and Mrs. Charles Gass.”
- Frank Anthony Roth born February 7, 1885 in Leonore, LaSalle County, IL; married Mary Jane Wissen on October 1, 1906 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Frank died April 15, 1960 in Bensenville, DuPage County, IL
According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
“Name: Frank Anthony Roth; Place of Residence: 721 E. Canal Ave, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Ill; Mailing Address: (same); Telephone: None; Age in Years: 57; Date of Birth: Feb. 7, 1885; Place of Birth: Leonore, Illinois; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Mary J. Roth, 721 Canal Ave., Ottawa, Ill.; Employer’s Name and Address: Elwood Ordinance Plant; Wilmington, Will County, Ill; Race: White; Height: 5-9; Weight: 152 1/2, Eyes: Blue; Hair: Gray; Complexion: Dark; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: No teeth; Signed: April 27, 1942”
According to the Times (Streator IL) Monday, April 18, 1960, page 4:
RITES FOR FRANK ROTH
OF BENSONVILLE, TO
BE HELD TUESDAY
Frank F. Roth, 75, who lived in and around Streator for 50 years, died Friday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul (Elizabeth) McCullough at Bensonville (sic), where he had resided for the past 23 years.
His body is at the Winterrowd Funeral Home where friends may call this evening. The final rites will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p. m. with burial in Riverview cemetery. Friends and relatives may contact the family at 107 Grove Street.
Born Feb. 7, 1885 in Leonore, he was the son of Joseph and Josephine (Dix) (sic) Roth. He was married to Mary Jane Wissen Oct. 1, 1906 in Chicago and they became the parents of three children.
Mr. Roth was a retired coal miner and carpenter. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church.
In addition to his daughter in Bensonville (sic), he leaves his wife, and two sons, Alfred Roth of Trevose, Pa., and Frank J. Roth of Moline. There are three grandchildren.
Also left are the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Emma Hairybird, South Dakota; Charles Roth, Chicago; Joseph Roth, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Katherine Gass, and John Roth, both of Streator and Mrs. Mary Scheffler, Grays Lake.”
- Conrad Roth born July 7, 1886 in Leonore, LaSalle County, IL; Conrad died December 18, 1956 in Dixon, Lee County, IL; buried in Saint Anthonys Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle County, IL
According to the Times (Streator IL) Tuesday, December 18, 1956, page 15:
Conrad Roth of Dixon, 74, formerly of this vicinity, died this morning in Dixon, where he had resided the past several years.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Solon funeral home but arrangements are incomplete.
The deceased was born in Leonore to Joseph and Josephine (Tix) Roth. He spent most of his entire life here and was formerly employed at the American Bottle Company. He was never married.
Surviving are four brothers, Frank, John of Streator, Charles of Chicago, and Joseph of Hot Springs, Ark.; and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Briner, Mrs. Herman Gass of Streator, and Mrs. Mary Sheffler (sic) of Grays Lake. He was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, and his parents.”
- John Louis Roth born February 12, 1887 at Kangley, LaSalle County, IL; married Mae Carroll (1894-1963) on June 29, 1926 at Henderson County, KY; John died September 1962; John and Mae are buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Streator, LaSalle County, IL
According to the Times (Streator IL) Wednesday, September 12, 1962, page 4:
“JOHN L. ROTH
TAKEN BY DEATH
LIFELONG RESIDENT OF
STREATOR SUCCUMBS; IN
ILL HEALTH SEVERAL MONTHS
John Louis Roth, a resident of the Streator area all his life, died at 8:17 a. m. today at his home, 204 Heenan Avenue, following a lengthy illness. He had been in failing health several months.
Funeral services are scheduled Friday at 3 p.m. from the Wintercrowd chapel with burial occurring in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The son of Joseph and Josephine (Tix) Roth, the deceased was born in Kangley. He was united in marriage with mae Carroll June 29, 1926 at Henderson, Ky.
Survivors include the widow, two children, Mrs. Orville (Delores) Rodgers of Streator and Carl Blair of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Scheffler of Grayslake, and Mrs. Katherine Goss of Streator, and two brothers, Charles Roth of Chicago and Joseph Roth of Hot Springs, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, three brothers and one sister.
Mr. Roth was a retired employee of the Anthony company. He was a member of the Hope Methodist church.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. Thursday.”
- Charles Roth born April 1889 in Illinois
- Emma (Roth) (MacIntire) Briner born July 20, 1891 in Illinois; married (1) Louis J. MacIntire (1875-1937) on November 11, 1905 and divorced, son of James MacIntire (1844-1914) and Mary (Fillman) MacIntire (1850-1915); married (2) Charles Leroy Briner, Sr. (1884-1969) about 1920; Emma died May 9, 1980 in Breinigsville, Lehigh County, PA; Emma and Charles are buried in Saint Pauls UCC Cemetery, Trexlertown, Lehigh County, PA
According to the Morning Call (Allentown PA) Saturday, May 10, 1980, page 16:
“Mrs. Emma R. Briner
Mrs. Emma R. Briner, 88, of Breinigsville R.2, died Friday in her home. She was the widow of Charles L. Briner.
She was a saleswoman for the former Lee’s Apparel, Allentown, for many years before retiring.
Born in Streator, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Marie (Tix) Roth.
Since 1931, she raised 32 foster children in her home.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trexlertown.
Surviving are three daughters, Charlotte, wife of Ralph Derr of Breinigsville R.2, Viola MacIntire of Blandon, Berks County, and Mabel, wife of Thrygve Meeker of Pottstown; two sons, Charles Briner of Breinigsville R.1 and Maurice McIntire of Crum Lynne, Delaware County; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church. A calling hour will precede the services in the church. The Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville, is in charge of arrangements.”
- Christian Roth born about 1893; Christian died about April 1896
- Helena “Lena” Roth born December 25, 1897 in Streator, LaSalle County, IL; Helena died March 10, 1915 in Streator, LaSalle County, IL; buried in Saint Anthonys Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle County, IL
According to the Times (Streator IL) Thursday, March 11, 1915, page 1:
MISS HELENA ROTH
Miss Helena Roth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roth of west end of Grant street, passed away at 10:00 o’clock Wednesday evening, March 10, at her home. Her death was due to a complication of diseases after an illness of four weeks.
Miss Roth was born in Streator on Dec. 25, 1897, and leaves to mourn her death Mrs. Herman Goss (sic) of this city, Mrs. Louis McIntyre of Spring City, PA., Mrs. Fred Schaefer (sic) of this city, Joseph of Indiana, Conrad, Ruth, John, Charles and Frank of this city.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 o’clock at St. Anthony’s church and interment in St. Anthony’s cemetery.”
According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Kangley Village, Eagle Township, LaSalle County, IL, the household members were:
“Joseph Roth, head, born April 1852, age 48, married for 23 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1880, occupation: coal miner; Josephine Roth, wife, born October 1856, age 43, married at age 23, 10 children born, 9 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1880; Conrad Roth, son, born October 1882, age 17, single, born in Illinois, occupation: teamster; Frank Roth, son, born April 1885, age 15, single, born in Illinois; John Roth, son, born February 1887, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Charles Roth, son, born April 1889, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Emma Roth, daughter, born July 1890, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Mary Roth, daughter, born April 1896, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Lena Roth, daughter, born May 1898, single, born in Illinois”
According to the 1910 U.S. Census for City of Streator, Bruce Township, LaSalle County, IL living at 600 W. Grant St., the household members were:
“Joseph Roth, head, age 58, married once for 33 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1881, occupation: blacksmith – coal mine; Josephine Roth, wife, age 52, married once for 33 years, 11 children born, 9 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Conrad Roth, son, age 27, single, born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – odd jobs; John Roth, son, age 22, single, born in Illinois, occupation: coal miner – coal company; Charles Roth, son, age 20, single, born in Illinois, occupation: coal minor – coal company; Mary Roth, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Lena Roth, daughter, age 12, single, born in Illinois”
According to the Times (Streator IL) Saturday, June 14, 1913, page 8:
TO MARRY TONIGHT
WEDDING OF MISS MARY ROTH
AND FRED SCHEFFLER AT
HOME OF BRIDE.
The marriage of Mr. Fred Scheffler and Miss Mary Roth will take place at 8 o’clock tonight at the home of the bride on West Grant street.
The ceremony will be performed by Rev. C. August Decker of St. Paul’s church. The attendants will be Mr. Richard Noon and Miss Nellie Franningan. Only the immediate relatives and friends will be present.
Theb ride (sic) is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roth, who reside on West Grant street. For some time she has been employed as a waitress at the Columbia hotel and resigned her position there about a week ago.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scheffler of 1713 Baker street and follows the vocation of a house decorator and painter.
The groom is a member of the Streator Stars ball team, and is a very valuable man, playing third base. he is very popular among the fans and his teammates.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. (sic) the home of the bride for the present but later may visit an aunt of the groom in Hammond, Ind.”
According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Streater, Bruce Township, LaSalle County, IL living at 806 Van Buren, the household members were:
“Frederick Scheffler, head, age 28, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: painter; Mary Scheffler, wife, age 24, married, born in Illinois; Lillian Scheffler, daughter, age 5 single, born in Illinois; Maxine Scheffler, age 4 2/12, single, born in Illinois; Florence Scheffler, daughter, age 14/12, single, born in Illinois”
According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago (City), Cook County, IL living at 4032 North Kimball Ave. the household members were:
“Fred W. Scheffler, head, age 37, married at age 21, born in Illinois; parent born in Germany, occupation: decorator – homes; Mary Scheffler, wife, age 34, married at age 17, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Lillian, J. Scheffler, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Maxine C. Scheffler, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Florence R. Scheffler, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Elmer F. Scheffler, son, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Billy F. Scheffler, son, age 2/12, single, born in Illinois”
According to the 1940 U.S. Census for unincorporated Johnsburg, McHenry Township, McHenry County, IL the household members were:
“Fred Scheffler, head, age 48, married, highest grade completed: 6, born in Illinois, lived in Chicago IL in 1935, occupation: watchman – factory; Mary Scheffler, wife, age 44, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois; Elmer Scheffler, son, age 18, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois; Billy Scheffler, son, age 10, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois”
According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Hainesville, Lake County, IL living on Round Lake Round #134, the household members were:
“Mary Scheffler, head, age 54, widowed, born in Illinois, Occupation: House cleaning – private home, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: Germany, What is the highest grade of school that he has attended?: S-7, Did he finish this grade?: Yes; Elmer Scheffler, son, age 27, never married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Factory – cupling shop”