Kenneth James McDonald1,2

M, #27709, b. 16 January 1899, d. 23 May 1982
Last Edited26 Nov 2015
     He was born on 16 January 1899 at Walnut Grove, Redwood County, Minnesota, USA.3,2 Kenneth married Agnes J Wilson circa 1923.1,3
     He died on 23 May 1982 at Orange County, California, USA, at age 83.4

Census Data

     Kenneth J McDonald and Agnes J McDonald appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Walnut Grove, Northern Twp., Redwood County, Minnesota, enumerated 24 April 1930, enumerated as a banker, and the industry comment appears to read "Pres of Wales S Sld Bk."3
     External link for Kenneth James McDonald on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.5

Family

Agnes J Wilson b. Jan 1899

Citations

  1. [S3513] Rites are Today For Mrs. Mae Stark, 73, of Kingston, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, April 08, 1958, Page 4 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S3569] Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2550, Obituary: Otto Paul Berger (in the same column below highlighted link). Hereinafter cited as Minnesota, Births and Christening Index, 1840-1980.
  3. [S3568] Kenneth J McDonald household, Apr 24, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Walnut Grove, Redwood, Minnesota; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 64-38, Ancestry.com Roll: 1123; Image: 919.0; Family History Library Film: 2340858.
  4. [S367] California Death Index, online California Death Records, Name: Kenneth James McDonald. Hereinafter cited as California Death Index.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Bert Stark1

M, #27711, d. 1940
Father*Henry Stark1
Mother*Maude May Wilson1 b. 21 Jul 1884, d. 7 Apr 1958
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited6 May 2012
     He died in 1940.1
     In the obituary of Mae Stark who died 7 April 1958, Mae's son, Bert Stark was listed as predeceased.2,3

Citations

  1. [S3513] Rites are Today For Mrs. Mae Stark, 73, of Kingston, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, April 08, 1958, Page 4 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S3513] True Republican, April 08, 1958, Page 4, Rites are Today For Mrs. Mae Stark, 73, of Kingston.
  3. [S6606] Mae Stark, 73, Token By Death, Belvidere Daily Republican, Belvidere, Illinois, April 7, 1958, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Mae Stark, 73, Token By Death . Hereinafter cited as Daily Republican.

Harold Leroy Beamish1,2

M, #27712, b. 26 December 1899, d. 29 August 1980
Father*Leroy John Beamish2
Last Edited26 May 2018
     He was born on 26 December 1899 at Illinois, USA.3,2 Alternatively, he was born on 25 December 1899 at Illinois, USA, according to the Social Security Death Index.4 Harold married Mary E Renwick on 29 March 1926 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1,3,5
     He died on 29 August 1980 at Wisconsin, USA, at age 80.4,6

Census Data

     Harold L Beamish and Mary Beamish appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Aurora, Aurora Twp., Kane County, Illinois, enumerated 9 April 1930, her was enumerated as a lawyer doing "legal work.". Their daughter Dorothy was listed as living with them.3
     Harold Leroy Beamish registered for the draft on 10 September 1918 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA. He stated that he was a student at Lombard University..2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Sycamore, Illinois True Republican 31 March 1926 :
Harold Beamish and Mary Renwick Were Married in Chicago
Their friends in Sycamore and vicinity, where they have passed their younger years, were much interested in the marriage of Attorney Harold L. Beamish of Aurora and Miss Mary Renwick. 130 Mason Court, Sycamore, which was solemnized in Chicago yesterday, Monday, March 29.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. James O'May, former Sycamore pastor in the parsonage of the Sheridan Road Methodist church. Mr. Merritt J. Little and Miss Mary Organ, both of Sycamore, ?stood up" with the young couple.

The bride is a graduate of the Sycamore High school class of 1921, and of Northern Illinois State Teachers College, 1923, and has taught in the South Lake street school, Aurora, for the last two years.

Mr. Beamish graduated from the Sycamore High School, 1918, and from Northwestern University Law College, 1923, and was admitted to practice befor (sic) the Supreme Court of Illinois on April 12, 1923. He is associated in the practice of law with Alschuler, Putnam, Flannigan & Johnson in Aurora.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Beamish are well known as young people of high ambitions and agreeable personality and have many friends and admirers in Sycamore.

After a short tour they will make their home in Aurora.5

     Harold L Beamish was identified as the father of Joyce Marjorie Steinmetz in Joyce's obituary after her death on 4 August 2000.7
     In the obituary of Dorothy D Kurtz who died 28 February 2008, Dorothy's father, Harold Beamish was listed as predeceased.8

Family

Mary E Renwick b. c 1903
Marriage*Harold married Mary E Renwick on 29 March 1926 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3514] Funeral Saturday Mrs. Jennie Remalia Renwick, Aged 58, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, February 01, 1928, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, True Republican (Sycamore, Illinois);
    Wednesday, February 01, 1928
    Funeral Saturday Mrs. Jennie Remalia Renwick, Aged 58. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S4046] World War I Draft Registration, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482, Name: Harold Leroy Beamish. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration.
  3. [S3548] Harold L Beamish household, Apr 9, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Aurora, Kane, Illinois; Page: 12A & 12B; Enumeration District: 45-16, Ancestry.com Roll: 523; Image: 1035.0; Family History Library Film: 2340258.
  4. [S501] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Name: Harold Beamish. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  5. [S3654] Harold Beamish and Mary Renwick Were Married in Chicago, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 31 Mar 1926, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Harold Beamish and Mary Renwick Were Married in Chicago. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  6. [S3454] Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8790, Name: Harold Leroy Beamish. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997.
  7. [S9287] Obituaries: Steinmetz, Joyce B., Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin, Aug 5, 2000, Page 8, column viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Joyce Marjorie Steinmetz née Beamish; continued. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin State Journal.
  8. [S3687] Obituary - Dorothy D Kurtz, Peioria Journal Star, Peioria, Illinois, Sep 4 2008 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Dorothy D. Kurtz. Hereinafter cited as Peioria Journal Star.
  9. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Joyce Beamish Steinmetz.
  10. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Leroy John Beamish1

M, #27713
Last Edited11 Feb 2012

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S4046] World War I Draft Registration, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482, Name: Harold Leroy Beamish. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration.

Harold F Patterson1

M, #27714, b. circa 1892
Father*Fred Patterson2
Mother*Mrs. Fred Patterson2
Last Edited13 Apr 2017
     He was born circa 1892 at New York, USA.3
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Harley Renwick. Her parent(s) were listed as Mrs. H H Renwick.2
Harold married Winifred Renwick on 30 June 1920 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.4,3,2

Census Data

     Harold F Patterson and Winifred Patterson appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 14 April 1930, enumerated as an advertising manager..3
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Sycamore, Illinois True Republican 3 July 1920 :
Winifred Renwick and Harold Patterson Wed
Miss Winifred Renwick, daughter of Mrs. H. H. Renwick, was united in marriage to Mr. Harold Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patterson, at the home of the bride on Mason court in this city, on Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock. The ceremony was performed before only members of the family and a few intimate friends by Rev. Mr. Hope of Rock Falls, a friend of the family. The home was prettily decorated with carnations and ferns. The bride was attired in white net and carried a corsage bouquet of white roses. She was attended by Miss Edna Long of Joliet who wore a crepe gown of light green and carried flowers. Harley Renwick, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Harley Renwick, brother of the bride, acted as best man. A luncheon of three courses was served. After s short tour Mr. and Mrs. Patterson will be at home on a farm owned and conducted by the groom at Genoa.

They are worthy young people who begin life together with every assurance of much happiness.2

     Harold F Patterson was referenced in a newspaper article about Walter Renwick and Mary Renwick on 11 September 1923.1

Family

Winifred Renwick b. Jun 1896

Citations

  1. [S6565] Society, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 11 Sep 1923, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Renwick Reunion; continued. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  2. [S3608] Winifred Renwick and Harold Patterson Wed, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Saturday, July 03, 1920, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  3. [S3554] Hatold Patterson household, Apr 14, 1930 US Federal Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Chicago, Cook, Illinoiis; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 16/660, Ancestry.com Roll: 486; Image: 731.0; Family History Library Film: 2340221.
  4. [S3514] Funeral Saturday Mrs. Jennie Remalia Renwick, Aged 58, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, February 01, 1928, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, True Republican (Sycamore, Illinois);
    Wednesday, February 01, 1928
    Funeral Saturday Mrs. Jennie Remalia Renwick, Aged 58. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.

Edward Simon Renwick1

M, #27715, b. December 1883, d. before 7 November 1929
Father*William Edwin Renwick1 b. 5 Aug 1858, d. 1 Feb 1940
Mother*Della Van Dusen1 b. 9 Jan 1861, d. 12 Dec 1882
Foster FatherWilliam Van Dusen2 b. 25 Apr 1867, d. 12 Nov 1935
Foster MotherCora Listy1
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     He was born in December 1883 at DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1,3 Edward married Lizzie Benecke.3,1
     He died before 7 November 1929 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): W E Renwick, William Van Dusen, R L Renwick, Percy I (sic) Renwick and Floyd F (sic) Renwick. His wife, Della Van Dusen was referenced but not by name.1 Edward Simon Renwick was buried on 20 November 1929 at Charter Grove Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1
     His name was also recorded as Edward Van Dusen.
     In the obituary of Simeon Van Dusen who died 26 July 1912, Simeon's grandson, Edwin Renwick was listed as a survivor.3
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Sycamore, Illinois True Republican 20 November 1929 :
Dead A Week On Kitchen Floor

Asphyxiation Caused Death Ed. Van Dusen.

Verdict At Inquest

Member of Well Known Pioneer Family Here, Who Had Disappeared For A Week, Is Found By A Neighbor Dead at His Home on East Sycamore Street

"Accidental death by asphyxiation caused from breathing illuminating gas escaping from a kitchen stove," was the verdict rendered by a coroner's jury yesterday, Monday, afternoon in Kebil's undertaking parlors after an investigation was made into the death of Edward Van Dusen of Sycamore.

Van Dusen, all his life a resident of this community, was found lying on the kitchen floor of his home on East Sycamore street at 10 a.m. Sunday by Arthur Eddy, a neighbor. An examination revealed that he had been dead for over a week. His pet cat was also found was also found lifeless on a bed in an adjoining room.

Gas Jet Was Found Open
Theories of suicide, murder and death from poison liquor were abandoned, after a gas jet was found open on a small stove placed on a shelf directly above the spot where the body was found. All gas had been discharged from the meter, a prepaid type of mechanism, and the control valve had automatically closed, it was found in an investigation late Monday morning. This was the reason advanced for the lack of an odor of gas in the house when the body was found.

Seven persons took the witness stand at the inquest.

The first was Arthur Eddy, a next door neighbor who discovered the body. He stated that he had not seen Van Dusen since a week ago Sunday, and that thinking he might be sick, went to the home. He found the back door open, the rest of the house closed. He saw the body on the kitchen floor. A minute examination revealed to him that the body was lifeless. Deputy Sheriff Fritz Dolder was summoned.

Testimony of Deputy Sheriff Dolder
Dolder testified that with the exception of a small cut upon the forehead no other marks of violence could be found. The room was in good order, and from all indications death had come quickly and unexpectedly. It appeared that the man had died with acute pain registered on his face with his right hand clutching at his stomach, the deputy stated.

Soon after the arrival of Deputy Dolder, William Van Dusen, living two miles north of Sycamore and who had associated with the deceased practically all his life, was notified. A search was made for any personal papers, but none was found. Edward Van Dusen is a nephew of William Van Dusen, the latter stated. Van Du-
(continued on Page Six)
sen stated that he had never known his nephew to be despondent or temperamental.

That Van Dusen was in perfect health and in good spirits was brought out in testimony of Harry Adgate, also a neighbor of the deceased, who stated that Van Dusen and himself had gone hunting two weeks ago. In all respects Van Dusen showed no signs of despondency, Adgate stated.

Following an examination, C. V. Kebil, the undertaker, testified that he believed death had come as the result of asphyxiation.

Testimony of Gas Co. Head.
G. L. Sims, manager of the Illinois Northern Utilities company of DeKalb, stated on the stand that a new gas meter had been installed in the Van Dusen home on the Friday prior to the discovery of the body. He introduced W. C. Taylor of Sycamore, fitter for the gas company, who installed the new meter. Tayror said he entered the house Friday through the basement door after finding no response to his knocking. He noticed no odor of gas and removed the meter without hearing any noise in the house. He stated that every meter of the prepaid type was changed every five years for tests. There was no gas in the old meter when removed; and no gas from the new meter had been used, it was revealed in the investigation yesterday.

Edward Simon Renwick was the son of W. E. Renwick of Elgin and was born in December, 1883, on a farm near Sycamore. A few hours after his birth his mother died and he was taken by his mother's brother, William Van Dusen. He assumed the name of Van Dusen in later life.

He was twice married. His first wife survives, and his second wife died four years ago. He is survived by his father and three half-brothers, R. L. Renwick of Niles, Mich., Percy I. Renwick of Chicago and Floyd F. Renwick of Oak Park.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock p.m. Wednesday in the Methodist church in Sycamore, Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. The interment will be in Charter Grove cemetery.1

Family

Lizzie Benecke
Marriage*Edward married Lizzie Benecke.3,1 

Citations

  1. [S3659] (no title, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, February 04, 1914, Page 11 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Dead A Week On Kitchen Floor. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S3659] True Republican, February 04, 1914, Page 11.
  3. [S3658] Simeon VanDusen, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, July 27, 1912, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Simeon VanDusen. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.

William Van Dusen1,2

M, #27716, b. 25 April 1867, d. 12 November 1935
Father*Simeon Van Dusen1,3 b. 11 Apr 1833, d. 26 Jul 1912
Mother*Mary Jane Sibley1,3 b. c 1840, d. 12 May 1918
Last Edited10 Jun 2020
     He was born on 25 April 1867 at Charter Grove, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.3 William married Cora Listy on 4 September 1889 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1
     He died on 12 November 1935 at Charter Grove, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, at age 68.3
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Cora Listy. Predeceased: Simeon Van Dusen and Mary Jane Sibley.3 William Van Dusen was buried on 14 November 1935 at Charter Grove Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.3
     In the obituary of Simeon Van Dusen who died 26 July 1912, Simeon's son, William Van Dusen was listed as a survivor.1
     In the obituary of Edward Simon Renwick who died before 7 November 1929, Edward's Uncle and foster-father, William Van Dusen was listed as a survivor.2
     The following obituary appeared Sycamore Tribune published in Sycamore, Illinois 13 November 1935:
William Van Dusen Dies At His Home In Charter Grove
Suffered Stroke Two Weeks Ago; Funeral Will Be Held Thursday
William Van Dusen. 68. passed away yesterday morning at his home in Charter Grove at 4:55 a. m. Fifteen days ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis which was followed by complications causing his death.
Mr. Van Dusen was born April 25, 1867 at the home where he died. He had always lived in the vicinity of Charter Grove and received his education in the schools there.

His parents were Simeon Van Dusen and Mary Jane Sibley, who preceded him in death; the father having passed away July 25, 1912 and the mother May 12, 1918. Mr. Van Dusen was born in Cuyahoga county, Ohio and Mrs. Van Dusen was born in Clarendon. N. Y. After coming to this state they lived on their farm in Charter Grove.

William Van Dusen married Miss Cora Listy at Sycamore Sept. 4, 1889. Three children were born to this union. Simeon Joseph Van Dusen, who lives on the home farm, Mrs. Grover Lucas also of Charter Grove and Guy Van Dusen of Chicago. The three children and their mother, Mrs. Cora Van Dusen survive. He leaves also two grand sons, Clifford and Donald Van Dusen and one great grand child. Robert Lee Van Dusen and one brother Frank Van Dusen all of this vicinity.

The funeral rites will be accorded at Charter Grove church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with Rev. James O'May of Western Springs officiating and burial will be made in the Charter Grove cemetery.4


Family

Cora Listy
Marriage*William married Cora Listy on 4 September 1889 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1 

Citations

  1. [S3658] Simeon VanDusen, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, July 27, 1912, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Simeon VanDusen. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S3659] (no title, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, February 04, 1914, Page 11 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Dead A Week On Kitchen Floor. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  3. [S6579] William Van Dusen Dies At His Home In Charter Grove, Sycamore Tribune, Sycamore, IL, Nov 13, 1935 viewed at Joiner History Room Obituary Database, William Van Dusen. Hereinafter cited as Sycamore Tribune.
  4. [S6579] Sycamore Tribune, Nov 13, 1935, William Van Dusen
    Also see William Van Dusen (Sycamore True Republican - Nov 13, 1935.

Della Van Dusen1

F, #27717, b. 9 January 1861, d. 12 December 1882
Father*Simeon Van Dusen1 b. 11 Apr 1833, d. 26 Jul 1912
Mother*Mary Jane Sibley1 b. c 1840, d. 12 May 1918
Last Edited23 Oct 2016
     She was born on 9 January 1861.2 Della married William Edwin Renwick before 1882.1
     She died on 12 December 1882 at age 21.3,1,2
     In the obituary of Simeon Van Dusen who died 26 July 1912, Simeon's daughter, Della Van Dusen was listed as predeceased.1
     Della Van Dusen, Edward's mother, was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Edward Simon Renwick who died before 7 November 1929.4

Family

William Edwin Renwick b. 5 Aug 1858, d. 1 Feb 1940
Child

Citations

  1. [S3658] Simeon VanDusen, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, July 27, 1912, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Simeon VanDusen. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S3680] Dlivasy, Simeon VanDusen in "Message Boards > Localities > North America > United States > States > Illinois > Counties > DeKalb > RENWICK", listserve message to Ancestry Message Board, Apr 5, 2005, Della Van Dusen RENWICK. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Message Board - Renwick.
  3. [S3516] James Renwick, Pioneer, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, February 04, 1914, Page 11, Column 3 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: James Renwick, Pioneer. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  4. [S3659] (no title, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, February 04, 1914, Page 11 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Dead A Week On Kitchen Floor. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.

Simeon Van Dusen1,2

M, #27718, b. 11 April 1833, d. 26 July 1912
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     He was born on 11 April 1833 at Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA.1 Simeon married Mary Jane Sibley on 18 March 1858.1,2
     He died on 26 July 1912 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, at age 79.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Mary J Sibley, William Van Dusen, Cora Listy, Frank Van Dusen, Susie Bennett, William Edwin Renwick, Edwin Renwick and Lizzie Benecke. Predeceased: Harris Sibley, Lavinia Sibley and Della Van Dusen.1 Alternatively, he died on 25 July 1912 at age 79 according to a news report about his death.2 Simeon Van Dusen was buried on 28 July 1912 at Charter Grove Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1
     The following obituary appeared True Republican published in Sycamore, Illinois 27 July 1912:
Simeon VanDusen
Funeral Next Sunday Afternoon of Well Known Citizen Nearly Seventy Years A Resident of Sycamore

Simeon VanDusen, a popular citizen and pioneer of DeKalb county who had been a resident of Sycamore township for nearly 70 years, died at his home on East Sycamore street in this city at about 5 o'clock on Thursday evening.

Mr. VanDusen had for a number of years been badly crippled by rheumatism, and for the last few years had been able to walk only with great difficulty, yet he was always cheerful. It must have been of such as he that it has been said: "The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the offshoot of goodness." For about seven weeks he had been confined to his bed. His death was attributed to asthma and heart failure and complications.

Simeon VanDusen was born in Cuyahoga county, Ohio, on April 11, 1833, and was ten years of age when he settled in DeKalb county. He worked on the farm summers and attended the district school winters , and continuously resided on the old homestead farm, three miles northeast of this city, until his removal to Sycamore. He brought it to a high state of cultivation, and gained a wide reputation as an industrious and skillful farmer.

About 10 years ago Mr. VanDusen removed to Sycamore, and where he had since made his home.

On March 18, 1858, Simeon VanDusen and Miss Mary J. Sibley were united in marriage. She was a daughter of Harris and Lavinia Sibley, who came from Clarendon, N.Y., and settled in St. Charles, Kane county, Ill., when the daughter was five years of age. She survives at the age of 72 years. To Mr. and Mrs. VanDusen were born two sons and a daughter. William, the oldest who now conducts his father's farm of 200 acres, married Miss Cora Listy and they have three children. The second son, Frank, who resides in Sycamore, married Miss Susie Bennett, and they have two children. The only daughter, Della, died in 1882 at the age of 24 years. She married Ed. Renwick, who resides in DeKalb, Ill. Their son Edwin married Lizzie Benecke, and they have been making their home with the grandparents.

Mr. VanDusen had been an active Republican ever since attaining his majority, and had served almost continuously in public office, having been constable, highway commissioner for 12 years, and school trustee of the township for nearly35 years. He had filled most of the offices in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

A man of positive opinions, he was yet abroad and catholic, and a genial and agreeable companion. His comments on the early history of this country and descriptions of pioneer life were always entertaining.

The funeral services will be held at the home on Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. J.P. Brushingham, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating, and the interment will be Charter Grove cemetery.1



     In the obituary of William Van Dusen who died 12 November 1935, William's father, Simeon Van Dusen was listed as predeceased.2

Family

Mary Jane Sibley b. c 1840, d. 12 May 1918
Marriage*Simeon married Mary Jane Sibley on 18 March 1858.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3658] Simeon VanDusen, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, July 27, 1912, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Simeon VanDusen. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S6579] William Van Dusen Dies At His Home In Charter Grove, Sycamore Tribune, Sycamore, IL, Nov 13, 1935 viewed at Joiner History Room Obituary Database, William Van Dusen. Hereinafter cited as Sycamore Tribune.

Mary Jane Sibley1

F, #27719, b. circa 1840, d. 12 May 1918
Father*Harris Sibley2
Mother*Lavinia (?)2
Last Edited23 Oct 2016
     She was born circa 1840 at Clarendon, New York, USA.2 Mary married Simeon Van Dusen on 18 March 1858.2,1
     She died on 12 May 1918.1
     In the obituary of Simeon Van Dusen who died 26 July 1912, his wife, Mary J Sibley was listed as a survivor.2
     In the obituary of William Van Dusen who died 12 November 1935, William's mother, Mary Jane Sibley was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Simeon Van Dusen b. 11 Apr 1833, d. 26 Jul 1912
Children

Citations

  1. [S6579] William Van Dusen Dies At His Home In Charter Grove, Sycamore Tribune, Sycamore, IL, Nov 13, 1935 viewed at Joiner History Room Obituary Database, William Van Dusen. Hereinafter cited as Sycamore Tribune.
  2. [S3658] Simeon VanDusen, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, July 27, 1912, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Simeon VanDusen. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.

Harris Sibley1

M, #27720
Last Edited23 Oct 2016
     Harris married Lavinia (?).1
     In the obituary of Simeon Van Dusen who died 26 July 1912, Simeon's father-in-law, Harris Sibley was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Lavinia (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S3658] Simeon VanDusen, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, July 27, 1912, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Simeon VanDusen. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.