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Franz and Mary Elser, Bavaria 1820s to Illinois
Posted by: Deborah Parks (ID *****2939) Date: July 11, 2005 at 19:14:59
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Would like to correspond with anyone researching the following family:

1. FRANZ1 ELSER was born 1824 in Bavaria. He married MARY ?. She was born 1828 in Bavaria.
       
Children of FRANZ ELSER and MARY ? are:
2.       i.       JOSEPH2 ELSER, b. 1862, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois.
3.       ii.       WILLIAM ELSER, b. 1863, Belleville, St. Clair County Illinois.


Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH2 ELSER (FRANZ1) was born 1862 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois. He married ISABELLE V. MCINTYRE January 18, 1883 in St. Clair County Illinois. She was born June 1865 in Mo.

More About JOSEPH ELSER and ISABELLE MCINTYRE:
Marriage: January 18, 1883, St. Clair County Illinois
       
Children of JOSEPH ELSER and ISABELLE MCINTYRE are:
       i.       FRANK3 ELSER.
       ii.       LILLIAN ELSER.
       iii.       FLORENCE ELSER.
       iv.       ERNEST ELSER.
       v.       MARTHA ELSER.

3. WILLIAM2 ELSER (FRANZ1) was born 1863 in Belleville, St. Clair County Illinois. He married SARAH WILLIE ANNIE THURMAN December 24, 1887 in St. Clair County Illinois, daughter of CHRISTOPHER THURMAN and MARGARET GALLOWAY. She was born March 19, 1867, and died 1938.

Notes for SARAH WILLIE ANNIE THURMAN:
According to a letter written by Norma Harrington dated March 1999 about her grandmother Minney Annie, "looks so much like me, as she had a full face".

Many family members have stated that Minnie had a tough time raising her children.

More About SARAH WILLIE ANNIE THURMAN:
Burial: Bethleham Cemetery, Salem Ill

More About WILLIAM ELSER and SARAH THURMAN:
Marriage: December 24, 1887, St. Clair County Illinois
       
Children of WILLIAM ELSER and SARAH THURMAN are:
       i.       LOUISA GERTRUDE3 ELSER, b. December 12, 1888; d. November 20, 1962, At home in sleep; m. JOE LA RUSSA.

Notes for LOUISA GERTRUDE ELSER:
According to a letter written by Norma Harrington, Louisa's hair was "a bright orange".

More About LOUISA GERTRUDE ELSER:
Burial: November 23, 1962, Calvary Cemetery, Kriegshauser (south)
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Heart failure

       ii.       STELLA ELSER, b. 1893; d. November 04, 1960, County Hospital; m. RUE.

Notes for STELLA ELSER:
Notes from Helen Elser about her sister's death:

Went in Hospital 9/1960 - Stella operated for Hernia 10/9/1960 - county hospital - age 67
Stella Elser Gentile Rue died 11/4/1960 3:35 pm Friday county Hospital. Buried 11/7/1960 2 o'clock Monday. Bethel Cemetery Ballwin MO. Born 1893 Age 67 Schrader Funeral Home.
Lu born 12-6-1888, died at home in sleep on 11/20/62 (Tues) of heart failure. Buried 11/23/62 - 8:30 am Friday Calvary Cemetery Kriegshauser (south) (age 73)

More About STELLA ELSER:
Burial: November 07, 1960, Ballwin MO, Schrader Funeral Home

       iii.       JOHN (CY) ELSER, b. 1894; d. March 19, 1927.

Notes for JOHN (CY) ELSER:
According to letter from Norma Vanderpool, John Cy Elser "was murdered the very day" she was born.

More About JOHN (CY) ELSER:
Burial: Bethleham Cemetery, Salem Ill

       iv.       WILLIAM ELSER, b. 1898; d. 1951.

More About WILLIAM ELSER:
Burial: Bethleham Cemetery, Salem Ill

       v.       HELEN ELSER, b. 1900; d. October 23, 1987; m. EARL VANDERPOOL.

Notes for HELEN ELSER:
According to a letter written by Helen's daughter, Norma, Helen "spent many happy times at the Thurman homestead."


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