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Amelia Sybilla (Emily) Ringenberger b. 29 Oct 1862 Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL d. 28 Jun 1931 Davenport, Scott Co., IA: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Amelia Sybilla (Emily) Ringenberger[1]

Female 1862 - 1931  (68 years)


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  • Name Amelia Sybilla (Emily) Ringenberger 
    Born 29 Oct 1862  Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Jun 1931  Davenport, Scott Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mackinaw, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mackinaw Township Cemetery
    Person ID I8231  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2019 

    Father Peter Ringenberg,   b. 1810, Hingsange, Linstroff, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1892, Goehner, Seward Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Sybilla Garber,   b. 1827, Lancaster Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1876, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1848  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • By Andrew Rogle (Ropp?)
    Family ID F7648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Raymond Whistler,   b. 15 May 1846, Crawford Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1915, Danville, Vermillion Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1890  Minier, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F5802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1862 - Elm Grove Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jan 1890 - Minier, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jun 1931 - Davenport, Scott Co., IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mackinaw, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Amelia was born and raised on a farm near Pekin, Illinois, just west of the present day Sommer Seed Company located on Route 9. She lived with brother Joseph Ringenberg near Mackinaw, Illinois per 1880 census. After the death of her husband, John R., Amelia moved to live with her daughter, Ida, in Davenport, Iowa. According to her obituary, Amelia suffered with heart disease. However, she also was a resident of the St. Elizabeth Asylum, Davenport, Iowa as insane according to the 1930 census.



      Children of AMELIA RINGENBERG and JOHN WHISLER are:
      i. IDA SYBILLA 7 WHISLER, b. 04 Dec 1891, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. Abt. 1955, Davenport, Scott County,
      Iowa; m. EDWARD J. FISCHER; b. Abt. 1872, Wisconsin; d. Aft. 1930, Iowa.
      Notes for IDA SYBILLA WHISLER:
      Lived in Mackinaw, Illinois per the 1915 Tazewell County Directory.
      More About IDA SYBILLA WHISLER:
      Residence 1: 1920, Davenport, Scott County Iowa census, p. 6b
      Residence 2: 1900, Mackinaw, Tazewell County, Illinois census, p. 6b
      Residence 3: 1910, Mackinaw, Tazewell County, Illinois census, p. 11A, #332
      Residence 4: 1930, Davenport, Scott County Iowa census, p. 6B, district 29
      Notes for EDWARD J. FISCHER:
      No issue.
      More About EDWARD J. FISCHER:
      Residence 1: 1930, Davenport, Scott County Iowa census, p. 6B, district 29
      Residence 2: 1920, Davenport, Scott County Iowa census, p. 6b
      20. ii. SUSIE EMELINE WHISLER, b. 08 Jun 1896, Minier, Little Mackinaw Twp., Tazewell County Illinois; d. 26
      Jul 1989, Rock Island, Rock Island County Illinois.
      iii. EMERY JOSEPH WHISLER, b. 14 Apr 1898, Elm Grove Twp. Tazewell County Illinois; d. 11 Oct 1918,
      France.
      Notes for EMERY JOSEPH WHISLER:
      Emery Joseph Whisler attended the Mackinaw schools. He was a barber by trade and was employed at a Barber shop in Deer Creek, Illinois and engaged to a local girl, Glady Phillips also of Deer Creek at the time of his enlistment. He enlisted in the National Guards March 20, 1917, and was sworn into the Regular Army in July the same year. He did guard duty in this country for nearly a year, going to France the early part of 1918. Official notice of his death did not reached his mother at Davenport, Iowa until February 2, 1919.
      Private 1st class, Emery died October 11, 1918, from wounds received in battle October 10, 1918, near Consenroge, France. He was buried in the American plot of the French cemetery "Glorieux" Verdun, Meuse, France. After his death, the Mackinaw VFW was named in his honor, The Emery Whisler Post. Also in the Mackinaw village park is a small monument in his honor. The village Mackinaw would hold a Memorial Day parade that ended with services held for the deceased veterans of all wars, and a service held at the grave of
      Private Emery. Taps would be blown, volleys fired and flowers placed on the grave by his sister, Jessie

      Whisler Dorward-Unsicker.
      More About EMERY JOSEPH WHISLER:
      Burial: Mackinaw Cemetery, Mackinaw, Illinois
      Obituary: 1918, Obituary, unknown source
      Residence 1: 1900, Mackinaw, Tazewell County, Illinois census, p. 6b
      Residence 2: 1910, Mackinaw, Tazewell County Illinois census, p. 11b
      Tombstone: 1918, Mackinaw Cemetery, Mackinaw, Illinois
      21. iv. JESSIE AMELIA WHISLER, b. 10 Sep 1901, Little Mackinaw Twp., Tazewell County, Illinois; d. 17 Jul 1981,
      Eureka, Woodford County, Illinois.
      v. JOHN EUGENE WHISLER, b. 16 Sep 1907, Mackinaw, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. 13 Apr 1928, Peoria,
      Peoria County, Illinois.
      Notes for JOHN EUGENE WHISLER:
      John lived with his sisters Susie Hasty and Jessie Dorward. He worked as a farm hand and for a period of time he worked for the George Dorward farms of Woodford County Illinois. He contracted pneumonia which was the cause of his death and before antibiotic treatments were available. He was a member of the Mackinaw Christian Church and is buried next to his mother in the Mackinaw Cemetery, Mackinaw, Illinois. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Descendants of Christian Birky.

    2. [S134] Descendants of Christian Birky, Same info from Alta Detweiler 23 Jan 1848.

    3. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.


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