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Valentine Springer b. 2 Oct 1864 Minier, Tazewell Co., IL d. 25 May 1947 Lincoln, IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Valentine Springer

Male 1864 - 1947  (82 years)


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  • Name Valentine Springer  [1, 2
    Born 2 Oct 1864  Minier, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Died 25 May 1947  Lincoln, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I9520  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 26 May 2019 

    Father Joseph Springer,   b. 20 Jun 1837,   d. 29 Mar 1902, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Barbara Nafziger,   b. 24 Jul 1841, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1921, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F4751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katie Litwiller,   b. 29 Oct 1869, Delavan, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1942, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1890  [1
    Children 
     1. Emma Springer,   b. 11 Nov 1891,   d. 27 Jan 1913  (Age 21 years)
     2. Alvin Springer,   b. 16 Feb 1894, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1974, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Bertha Springer,   b. 19 Sep 1896, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1912  (Age 15 years)
     4. Aaron J. Springer,   b. 7 Aug 1899, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1983, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Menno Springer,   b. 11 Mar 1903, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1976, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Homer Springer,   b. 19 Jan 1906, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1997, Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     7. Ruth Olive Springer,   b. 29 Feb 1912,   d. 16 Sep 2002  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2019 
    Family ID F6323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1864 - Minier, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 May 1947 - Lincoln, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Gospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 11 - June 10, 1947, page 238

      Springer.-Valentine, son of Joseph and Barbara (Nafziger) Springer, was born near Minier, Ill, Oct. 2, 1864; passed away at St. Clara's Hospital, Lincoln, Ill., May 25, 1947; aged 82 y. 7 m. 23 d. 

      In his youth he united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church. 

      On March 9, 1890 he was united in marriage to Katie Litwiller, who predeceased him on Sept. 1, 1942. One granddaughter, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and 2 daughters (Emma and Bertha) also preceded him in death. 

      Surviving are 6 children (Alvin, Delavan, Ill.; Aaron, Minier, Ill.; Menno, Hopedale, Ill.; Homer, Flanagan, Ill.; Mrs. Roy Unzicker, Roanoke, Ill.; and Ruth, at home), 24 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Joseph, of Hopedale; and Benjamin, of Minier). 

      He was of a quiet disposition, but his life was a benediction to his family, church, and community. 

      Funeral services were held at the home, May 27, and at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, with A. C. Good in charge.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Obituaries of Individuals.

    2. [S708] Lonnie Litwiller Family Records.

    3. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65111077/valentine-springer.


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