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Harvey (Harve) Ingold b. 7 Nov 1903 Foosland, Champaign Co., IL d. 29 Jan 1991 Paxton, Ford Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Harvey (Harve) Ingold[1, 2]

Male 1903 - 1991  (87 years)


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  • Name Harvey (Harve) Ingold 
    Born 7 Nov 1903  Foosland, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Grocer, Butcher 
    Died 29 Jan 1991  Paxton, Ford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 31 Jan 1991  Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Bend Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I3443  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2018 

    Father David Ingold,   b. 8 Jul 1869, Chenoa, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1958, Gibson City, Ford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Katherine (Katie) Grieser,   b. 15 Jan 1877, Baden, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1968, Washington, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1894  Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • At East Bend Church (then Amish Mennonite Church by Peter Zehr. Then meeting in the Houstenville Methodist Church building.
    Family ID F3201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther P. Heiser,   b. 3 Feb 1905, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1989, Gibson City, Ford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1924 
    Children 
     1. Wayne Edward Ingold,   b. 30 Oct 1924, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1999, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Dale David Ingold,   b. 31 Jul 1930, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 2010, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Vivian Ruth Ingold
     4. Clyde Jacob Ingold,   b. 7 Jul 1937, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 2003, Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2001 
    Family ID F2405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Nov 1903 - Foosland, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 1991 - Paxton, Ford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Jan 1991 - Fisher, Champaign Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: The Pantagraph  (Bloomington, Illinois) 30 Jan 1991, Wed • Page 47
      Harvie H. Ingold, a resident of the Fisher, Illinois area most of his life and a retired Fisher grocer, died Tuesday (January 29, 1991) at Heartland Health Care, Paxton, Illinois.

      His funeral will be Thursday (January 31, 1991) at Gibson City Bible Church, Gibson City, Illinois. Burial will be at East Bend Memorial Gardens, Fisher, Illinois.

      Mr. Ingold was born on November 7, 1903 near Fisher, Illinois a son of Davie and Katie (Greiser) Ingold.

      He married Esther Phoebe Heiser on July 9, 1924 in Fisher, Illinois. She died on April 21, 1989.

      Survivors include three son, Wayne Ingold of Morton, Illinois; Dale Ingold and Clyde Ingold both of Fisher, Illinois; one daughter Vivian Ingold of Fisher, Illinois; one sister, Mary Alice Roth of Eureka, Illinois; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

      Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

      Mr. Ingold was a partner in the Heiser-Ingold Grocery, Fisher, Illinois for 57 years. He retired in 1983.

      He was a member of the Gibson City Bible Church, Gibson City, Illinois.



      Ingold's Grocery a staple in Fisher
      Tue, 03/08/2016

      The store has been open almost 100 years.

      By PHILLIP KISUBIKA
      Rantoul Press correspondent

      FISHER — A piece of local history sits at the corner of Third and Front Streets in Fisher.

      Ingold’s Grocery has been a part of the community, in some form or another, for almost a century, and it doesn’t look like it will be going away anytime soon.

      The business began as Heiser Brothers Store in 1921, with Roy and Jesse Heiser as its proprietors. Roy left the business in 1924.

      In 1926, Jesse’s brother-in-law, Harve Ingold, became his business partner and the store was renamed Heiser & Ingold.

      When Harve Ingold and Jesse Heiser retired on Jan. 1, 1983, they sold the business to Dale and Steve Ingold, Harve’s son and grandson. The store was renamed Ingold’s Grocery.

      Dale Ingold passed away in 2010. Today, Steve Ingold is a co-owner of the store, along with his wife, Belinda, and his sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Dave Wilkinson.

      “We have a lot of third-generation customers and great employees,” Steve Ingold said.

      Belinda Ingold said that when Steve first asked if she wanted to work at the store, she wasn’t sure.

      “I worked at a big company in Champaign,” she said. “I didn’t know if I’d like it. As it turns out, it’s been great to work (in town) and be close with our family. When we wanted to go to our kids’ events, we could sneak out and have someone watch the store.”

      According to the Ingolds, the main attraction to the store is its meat counter. People come from several local communities to get meat from Ingold’s. Nothing is pre-packaged, and all of the meat is cut fresh to order.

      Steve credits the patronage of the store’s customers and employees like Julie Krantz, Bas Campos and Doug Brevor with keeping Ingold’s running smoothly.

      Of course, things won’t always be easy in business. The opening of another store in town has put a dent in the store’s customer base.

      “It’s been hard for us since then,” Steve said. “If people want to keep a grocery store in town, they’ll have to support it.”

      It’s understood that many of Fisher’s residents work out of town and may satisfy their grocery needs outside of the village as well. All the same, cuts have been made to store’s inventory, salaries and worker hours to survive.

      “Our meat business has been good, but we can’t survive on meat alone,” Steve said.

      But through the rough patches, good times have endured. Steve Ingold said his greatest joy has been seeing kids who used to work at the store in high school return and patronize Ingold’s after they’ve grown up and started their own families.

      It’s his hope that he’ll continue to be able to watch that history and tradition walk in and out of his door each day.

  • Sources 
    1. [S981] The Store, Mary Ann Heiser Yost and Gerald Heiser.

    2. [S6] Christian and Catherine (Ulerich) Wagler, Tazewell Settlers, Margaret and Verle Oyer.

    3. [S225] East Bend Mennonite Church Records, Peter Zehr.


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