Here is what I have on this family...hope it helps! Merry Christmas
Descendants of Adam Wittenmeyer
Generation No. 1
1. Adam1 Wittenmeyer. He married Hannah ?.
Child of Adam Wittenmeyer and Hannah ? is:
+ 2 i. Otha Bell2 Wittenmeyer, born April 26, 1856 in Perrysville, Indiana; died May 21, 1926 in Bismarck, Vermilion Co, IL, buried in Huffman cemetery, Verm Co, IL.
Generation No. 2
2. Otha Bell2 Wittenmeyer (Adam1) was born April 26, 1856 in Perrysville, Indiana, and died May 21, 1926 in Bismarck, Vermilion Co, IL, buried in Huffman cemetery, Verm Co, IL. She married George Cox November 27, 1873.
Notes for Otha Bell Wittenmeyer:
"MRS OTHA COX OLD BISMARCK WOMAN DIES - Wife of George Cox, deceased, was mother of eleven children - Bismarck, Il., May 21 - Mrs. Otha B Cox, 70, wife of George Cox, died at her home at Bismarck, Friday morning at 4 pm. The deceased was born near Perrysville, Ind. April 26, 1856, the daughter of Adam and Hannah Wittenmeyer. She was married to George Cox, Nov. 27, 1873. Eleven children were born to this union, seven of whom survive. They are; Mrs. Ella Tresner and Mrs. hazel Conn of Bismarck; Mrs. Effie Wells and Mrs. Rosy Harworth of Myersville; George, Albert and Myrton of Bismarck, two sisters and one brother also survive her. Her husband died in 1921. Mrs. Cox had been a member of the Pleasant View church for 20 years and devoted much of her time to church work. She will be buried from there Sunday Afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Harper pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View cemetery."
Children of Otha Wittenmeyer and George Cox are:
3 i. Albert3 Cox.
Notes for Albert Cox:
See Albert D WWI 5/5 1892-11/11 1973 buried in Gundy, Vermilion Co, IL
Gary Allison has photo of Albert Cox with Burt Spurgeon.
+ 4 ii. Effie M Cox, born February 05, 1883; died August 01, 1962 in Buried in Gundy cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL.
5 iii. George Cox.
6 iv. Hazel Cox, born in 1898 - 1975 buried in Gundy, VCI?; died in See text. She married ? Conn.
Notes for Hazel Cox:
See Hazel Conn and Harry buried in Gundy. Hazel 1898-1975, Harry 1898-1972.
Gary Allison has a photo of her.
7 v. Myrton Cox.
Notes for Myrton Cox:
See Myrton C Cox 1880-1966 buried in Gundy cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL
+ 8 vi. Ella Cox, born July 01, 1875 in Vincennes, Ind; died 1943 in Bismarck, Vermilion Co, IL.
+ 9 vii. Rosa Cox, born August 24, 1885 in Bismarck, Vermilion Co, IL; died October 18, 1940.
Generation No. 3
4. Effie M3 Cox (Otha Bell2 Wittenmeyer, Adam1) was born February 05, 1883, and died August 01, 1962 in Buried in Gundy cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL. She married John Thomes Wells 1903.
Notes for Effie M Cox:
Gary Allison has photo of Effie along with Hazel Conn and Rosa Hayworth
Notes for John Thomes Wells:
"Bismarck Man Expires -0 A disabled veteran of the Spanish-American War, John T WElls, 63, Bismarck, died at 2:30 pm Monday, Sept 29,. 1941 in St. Elizabeth Hospital where he had been a patient since last Thursday. Mrs. Wells served during Spanish-American War and the Phillipine Insurrection as a private in Company H of 39th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, enlisting Sept. 26, 1899 at Des Moines, Ia., and receiving his discharge May 6, 1901. Son of James and Lydia Grey Wells, he was born May 19, 1878 near Bismarck. He was married to Effie M Cox in 1903. Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, harvey L Wells, St. Louis, and Kenneth D. Wells, at home; a daughter, Beverly Wells at home; two grandchildren; a brother, I. J. Wells, Albuquergue, N. Mex; and one sister, Rosa Rdoerick, Danville. A brother and three sisters preceded him in death. The body is at the Berhalter Funeral Home and late this afternoon will be taken to the residence at Bismarck where funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Thursday by the Rev. J. B. Cornett. Burial will be in Gundy Cemetery."
Gary Allison has a photo of Harvey and Kenneth Wells. See photo of Effie and John.
Children of Effie Cox and John Wells are:
+ 10 i. Harvey L4 Wells.
11 ii. Kenneth D Wells, born April 12, 1913; died March 23, 1970 in Buried in Gundy cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL.
+ 12 iii. Beverly Wells.
8. Ella3 Cox (Otha Bell2 Wittenmeyer, Adam1) was born July 01, 1875 in Vincennes, Ind, and died 1943 in Bismarck, Vermilion Co, IL. She married Leroy Tresner October 1915.
Notes for Ella Cox:
"Woman Passes at Bismarck. A lingering illness was ended by death for Mrs. Ella Tresner, 68, at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at her home here. She was born July 1, 1875, at Vincennes, Ind., daughter of George and Otha Wittenmeyer Cox, but had lived in Bismarck community nearly her entire life. In October of 1915 she was married to Leroy Tresner, a section foreman for the C&EI Railway. Surviving are the husband and three children, Murel Myers of Danville, and Mrs. Grace Cronk and Mrs. Mildred Kiser, both of Bismarck; three brothers, George, Albert and Myrton, all of Bismarck, and two sisters. Mrs. hazel Conn and mrs. Effie Wells, both of Bismarck. Funeral se4rvies will be at 2:30 pm Tuesday at the Pleasant View Church, the REv. Mr. Cornett officiating. Burial will be in Gundy Cemeterey, with Berhalter in charge."
"The family of Mrs. Ella Tresner acknowledges with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy" - see funeral card.
Children of Ella Cox and Leroy Tresner are:
13 i. Murel4 Tresner. She married ? Myers.
14 ii. Grace Tresner. She married ? Cronk.
15 iii. Mildred Tresner. She married ? Kiser.
9. Rosa3 Cox (Otha Bell2 Wittenmeyer, Adam1) was born August 24, 1885 in Bismarck, Vermilion Co, IL, and died October 18, 1940. She married James Alonzo Hayworth 1920, son of David Hayworth.
Notes for Rosa Cox:
"Rosa Cox Hayworth - "I came into the valley of sorrow, and dreary it looked to my view, But Jesus was walking beside me, and sweetly we journeyed it through. And now I look back to that Valley, as the fairest that ever I trod, For I learned there the love of a father, I leaned on the arm of God. - Auther unkown" "Daughter of George and Ota Cox, was born August 24, 1885 south of Bismarck, Illinois and during her entire lifetime has resided in the vicinity of Bismarck. In the year of 1920 she was united in marriage to James A Hayworth. To this union was born one daugher, Fleta Hayworth Allison. With loving hands they fashioned a happy home, where relatives, neighbors and friends found kindness and hospitality. November 1, 1924, sister Hayworth united with the Pleasant View Christian Church of Bismarck and attended church and the earthly house of Carnal Temples, that by Hope and Faith our Sister was lead to that "House not made by hands, Eternal in the Heavens." Our loss is but Heaven's gain. Many hours of pain and suffering was the lot of our Sister during the past few months of her earthly life, yet ever patient, pleasant she trusted in herLord. "Who never leaves nor forsakes those whom he loves and owns". May her life and faith be a shining example to our Church for the days ahead when we too may be afflicted by tribulation and suffering. After more than a year of illness from a fatal disease, during which time loving hands of daughter and husband often ministered to her, kind friends and relatives brought tokens of love and sympathy to her bedside, she passed away at her home on october 18, 1940, about the time the evening shadows deepen into darkness, when its heavenward flight into the realms of light, rst and peace of Eternity. Her earthly life was a span of 55 years, one month and 26 days. she leaves to mourn her passing from earthly life: A loved companion and husband, an only child and daughter, Mrs. Fleta Alllison, whose marriage she witnessed on September 12, 1940, from her bed of affliction; three brothers and three sisters; Albert, George, and Mert Cox, Mrs. John Wells, Mrs. Roy Tresner, and Mrs. Harry Conn, all residing in Bismarck and vicinity. Besides a host of other relatives and friends, who will mourn her departure and cherish with love her memory and life. "Genlty Lore o Genly lead us, Pilgrims in this vale or tears, in the hour of Pain and anguish, In the hour when Death draws near, Suffer not our souls to fear; and when mortal life is ended, Bid us in thine arms to rest, till by Angel bands attended, We wake among the blest. - Thomas Hastings". Obituary written by Rev. J. B. Cornett."
Gary Allison has a photo of Rosa Cox Hayworth
Notes for James Alonzo Hayworth:
89, of Danville Rt 3, died 7/15 1964, Danville, failing health 2 years. Resided near Bismarck 45 years. He was a ditcher and tile worker. Morrison Funeral Home. Gundy Cemetery.
Child of Rosa Cox and James Hayworth is:
+ 16 i. Fleda F4 Hayworth, born December 08, 1920; died April 15, 1981 in Buried in Gundy, Vermilion Co, IL.
Generation No. 4
10. Harvey L4 Wells (Effie M3 Cox, Otha Bell2 Wittenmeyer, Adam1).
Child of Harvey L Wells is:
17 i. Shirley Elaine5 Wells. She married Raymond G Chorney December 28, 1957 in St Joseph Church, East St Louis, IL.
12. Beverly4 Wells (Effie M3 Cox, Otha Bell2 Wittenmeyer, Adam1). She married Floyd G Rush July 17, 1948 in Bismarck, Vermilion Co, IL, son of Sherman Rush and Goldie Hutson.
Notes for Floyd G Rush:
"Floyd G Rush" (7/20 1998 Danville Commercial News) BISMARCK - Floyd G Rush, 73, of Bismarck, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Vincent's Hopsital in Indianapolis. Born May 16, 1925, in Hoopeston, to Sherman and Pearl Hutson Rush. He lived in Bismarck the last 50 years. Floyd graduated from LPN School at DACC after retiring from General Motors. He then worked at St. Elizabeth hospital and Danville Care Nursing Home. He enjoyed playing golf and pool. He served in U.S. Navy during WWII on a supply ship in the South Pacific. He was a member of Bismarck First Church of Christ. He married Beverly Wells July 17, 1948 in Bismarck. Survivors include; his wife, two sons, Chris (Barbara) of Forsyth, and Stan (Nola) of rural Alvin; a brother, Wilmer of Macomb, a sister, Betty Hostetler of Attica; three granddaughters, Karrie Thomason, Jackie Rush and Amber Rush. He was preceded by two brothers and four sisters. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Morrison Funeral Home in Bismarck; Burial; Gundy Cemetery; Officiating; Kenneth Fetters; Visitation; 508 pm Monday; memorials may be to donor's choice."
Note: sent letter to Stanley Rush, RR 1, Alvin, IL 61811 on 7/20 with condolences..printed out their entire family tree to contribute to the family. Also sent family group sheets for three generations just in case someone has information we are missing. Also requested photos, if the family has any they would like to contribute as a memorial to Floyd.
Children of Beverly Wells and Floyd Rush are:
18 i. Chris Eugene5 Rush. He married (1) Glenna Kay Hilton. He married (2) Barbara ?.
Notes for Chris Eugene Rush:
Birth Announcement: "Chris Eugene Rush, July 1949, 8 lbs, 2 1/4 ozs, to Mr and Mrs Floyd Rush".
Notes for Glenna Kay Hilton:
"Mr and Mrs. Charles J Hilton, 729 Commercial, announce the engagement of their daughter, Glenna Kay, to Chris E Rush. He is the son of Floyd G Rush, Bismarck."
19 ii. Stanley Rush. He married Nola ?.
16. Fleda F4 Hayworth (Rosa3 Cox, Otha Bell2 Wittenmeyer, Adam1) was born December 08, 1920, and died April 15, 1981 in Buried in Gundy, Vermilion Co, IL. She married Dennis C Allison September 12, 1940, son of Charles Allison and Elsie Drollinger.
Notes for Fleda F Hayworth:
"ANNOUNCED - Mrs. Dennis Allison - Owing to illness of her mother, Miss Frlda Fern Hayworth only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hayworth, Danville, Ill., Rt 3, and Dennis Allison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allison of Bismarck, Ill., were quietly married at the home of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed Thursday afternoon, Sept 12, 1940 when only the immediate families were present. The marriage was solumnized by the Rev, James B Cornett, past or Bismarck Pleasant View Christian Church. Both Mr. and Mrs. Allison attended Bismarck High School and as both have lived their entire lives in this vicinity, they are well known and enjoy much popularity in a large circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Allison will for the present be at home to their friends at home of the bride's parents, north of Danville. Marriage of the couple will come as a surprise to their friends." - photo accompanies announcement.
SS 352-12-2504, obtained in Ill before 1951.
Notes for Dennis C Allison:
Fall of 1964 - "Neighbors pick corn for Farmer - Bismarck - A group of friends and neighbors with pickers, wagons and tractors got together to help Dennis Allison during his recent illness pick corn and put it in the cribs. Those who assisted were Joe Brummett, Vern Smith, Tom Richardson, and Larry Allison with pickers. John Ray, Walter Jackson, Earl Brown, Claude Brummett, Richard Jacobson, Howard Steinbaugh, Clarence Moore and Mark Howard who hauled and cribbed the corn. Luch was served to the men by Edna Steinbaugh, Cecile jackson and mrs. Dennis Allison. they were assisted by Mrs. Jerry Spangler and mrs. Effa Wells."
"Cars Crash - 2 Injured - En route to their home near Bismarck, from a shopping trip to Danville, Mrs. and Mrs. Dennis Allison were injured, neither apparently seriously, at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in an automobile accident at Vermilion St. and Roselawn Ave. the Allison automobile, traveling toward the north in Vermilion St., was struck head-on by an automobile driven by Max Vaughn, city. The Vaughn auto according to a police report, turned out of Roselawn Ave. into path of the Allison auto. Taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in the Edmund & Dickson ambulance, Mr. and Mrs. Allison were attended by Dr. O. J. Michael. Extent of their injuries were reported a few hours after they were removed to the hospital to be not serious. About 30 minutes after the crash, J. W. wilson, rural Route 3, who said he was in the Allison car, came to the hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. Vaughn was later arrested by police on charges of driving while intoxicated and was placed in city lockup. Both cars were considerable damaged and wreckers were called to remove them from the street." - date unknown, no photo.
"Driver Fined After Crash - Arrested Saturday night by police following an automobile accident in which two persons were injured, Max Vaughn, 1127 N Jackson, charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, was released Sunday. Vaughn signed a waiver paid $20 on fine and costs of $102.50 and gave surety for the balance. The injured were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Allison, residents of the Bismarck community, who suffered cuts and abrasions when the Vaughn auto, traveling toward the south in Vermilion St., allegedly on the wrong side of the pavement, crashed headon with the Allison car, traveling toward the north. The accident occurred near intersection of Roselawn Ave. Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Allison were able to leave St. Elizabeth Hospital and return to their home."
SS 352-14-6260, SS card issued before 1951. Residence, Danville, IL when dec'd.
Children of Fleda Hayworth and Dennis Allison are:
20 i. Larry Eugene5 Allison, born February 11, 1945 in Danville, Vermilion Co, IL. He married (1) Susan Louise Peelman February 06, 1965 in 1st Church of Christ, Georgetown, Vermilion Co, IL. He married (2) Darlene Kay Reynolds July 10, 1998 in Georgetown, in their home.
Notes for Larry Eugene Allison:
Works at NACCO in 1998. Home address 17962 E 850 N Rd, Georgetown, IL 61846 217-662-8862
Notes for Susan Louise Peelman:
"Miss Peelman - Mr. and Mrs. Alvin L. Peelman of Georgetown announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Louise, to Larry Eugene Allison. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Allison of Bismarck." - photo accompanies announcement.
"Mr and mrs. Alvin Peelman request the honour of your prsence at the marriage of their daughter, Susan Louise to Larry E Allison, son of Mr and Mrs Dennis Allison of Bismarck on Saturday, the sixth of February, Nineteen hundred and sixty-five a three-o'clock in the afternoon. First Church of Christ, Georgetown, Illinois. Reception following ceremony in the Church Parlors."
"The wedding vows of Miss Susan Louise Peelman and Larry Eugene Allison were pledged at Georgetown Church of Christ. Fred Kratt, pastor, officiated, at the double ring ceremony before an altar decorated with white gladioli, blue pompons and white carnations. Organist was Miss jackie Guilland of Georgeown and soloist, Miss Marsha Sollars of Georgetown. The former Miss Peelman is the daughter of mr. and mrs. Alvin L. Peelman of Georgetown, parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Allison of Danville Route 3. The bride was gowned in chapel trained white peau de sole with bateau neckline and gracelet length sleeves. Flower appliques decorated the neckline and bell skirt. Her veil was English silk illusion. She carried white carnations and pink roses on a white Bible. Maid of honor was Miss Cathy Peelman of Georgetown, sister of the bride. She wore a floor length gown of pale blue silk and matching veil. She carried a cascade of light blue carnatins. Randy Carter, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, was best man. Guests were seated by Gary Allison, brother of the bridegroom, and Dennis Gray of Bismarck. Miss Dianne Peelman was a wedding assistant. Servers for the reception in the church social room were Mesdames Mary White, Melvina Edwards, Sandra Jacobs and Darlena Carter. After a wedding trip to Kentucky, and the west, they are living at 403 1/2 Porter. The bride is a Georgetown High School and the bridegroom is a Bismarck High School graduate. She is employed at M. Snower & Co.; he is with Hyster Co. Pre-wedding events included a shower given by Mrs. Barbara Peelman." - photo accompanies announcement.
21 ii. Gary Lynn Allison, born May 15, 1949 in Danville, Vermilion Co, IL. He married Cindy Lee Witherspoon May 28, 1976 in Georgetown, IL Bethel Baptist Church.
Notes for Gary Lynn Allison:
Gary presented us with his mother's scrapbooks, four books as old as dirt full of newspaper clippings including wedding announcements, babies, obituaries - but also floods, tornadoes, typhoons, and blizzards, photos and all. She also included photos and stories of our men and women in the United States armed forces. We estimate that her scrapbook helped us add around 300 people to this database. Could she have possibly known how important these scrapbooks would be later to her descendants?
Gary's 1998 address is 17006 E 850 N Road, Georgetown, IL 217-662-2388. They live out in the country where Gary fixes up old - ancient - antique even, rust buckets and turns them into show-worthy rods which he shows around the country with his family. They live in a beautiful log cabin northeast of Georgetown amidst beautiful Illinois woods and cornfields. They attended the Allison reunion in Danville in 1998 just on the chance that they MIGHT BE RELATED. We knew he was the moment we spotted that sandy brown hair and blue eyes. He was surprised to find out that we had his whole families' history, but not his immediate family and so he graciously let us borrow his precious books. He also met quite a few blood cousins while at the reunion. He and his family were a welcome addition to our Allison family and know they will attend along with their extended family in future generations!
"300 Attend Party at Bismarck Gyn - Bismarck - Approximately 300 children and parents of the Bismarck community attended the annual Halloween party in the high school gym under the sponsorship of the Parent-Teacher Association. Winners of Prizes were Barbara Wyman, Donna Ricketts, Gary Allison, Stanley Snyder, John and Phillip Brown, and Marvin Bell. Refreshments were served by grade school teachers and members of the PTA."
"Eigth Grade Graduates - Bismarck Grade School, 5/22 1963 included Gary Lynn Allison.
22 iii. Darlena K Allison, born November 26, 1941 in St Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Vermilion Co, IL. She married (1) ?. She married (2) Arnold Randolph Randy Carter July 1960.
Notes for Darlena K Allison:
Haworth Family (note spelling is HAWORTH) Holds Annual August Meeting - Second annual reunion of the Haworth family was held at Cayuga Park, Cayuga, Ind., Sunday Aug, 9, with 35 in attendance. After basket dinner a business session was held at which time the following officers were elected: President, Earl Haworth; vicepresident, William Arthur Hann; secretary-treasurer, Alice Moler; historian, May VanDeusen. Guests from Peoria, St. Louis and Cissna Park were in attendance. Oldest one present was Mrs. L. VanDeusen, the youngest, Darlena Kay Allison. Next gathering will be at the same place August 1, 1943"
"Bismarck Family Guests at Lincoln - Bismarck - Mrs. Dannie Allison and son, Larry, and Mrs. Effie Wells are spending the weekend at Lincoln, visiting with Mrs. Allison's daughter, Darlena, who is in school there". - date unknown.
"Ladies Circle Will Meet at Bismarck" - Darlene Alison, daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Allison was a recent patient at the Eye and Ear Infirmary Hospital in Chicago, where her tonsils and adenoids were taken out. Darlene is a puil at Jacksonville School. Her parents visited her while she was at the hospital." - date unknown.
"Carter - Allison Mr and Mrs. Dennis Allison of Danville, Rte 3, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Darlena K Allison to Randolph Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd A Carter of Fairmount, Route 1" photo accomanies article.
"Carter-Allison Vows Read - Baskets of white gladioli and white mums decorated the altar of the First Baptist Church of Fairmount for the wedding of Miss Darleena K. Allison and Arnold Randolph Carter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Allison of Danville Route 3. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and mrs. Floyd Carter of Jamaica. The Rev. Faulkner Mercer performed the double ring ceremony. Miss Linda Cast of Fairmount played organ bridal airs and accompanied the soloist, Miss Sharon Mercer of Fairmount. The bride wore a street length dress of nylon over satin. Her lace trimmed veil was held by a satin and lace band. She carried a cascade of white roses on a white Bible. Miss Klara Mae Garrison of West Lebanon was her cousin's maid of honor. She wore a pink orlon dress and carried pink and white carnations. The bridegrooms best man was his brother, Robert Carter of Fairmount. Larry Allison, brother of the bride and Terry Hoag of Fairmount were users. A reception in the church parlor followed the ceremony. The bride is a graduate of the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville. The bridegroom is employed by the Recording and Statistical Corp. in Danville. After a honeymoon in the South, the couple will be at home at 1771 Georgetown Road. Pre-nuptial events included a shower for the bride given at her parents home by Mrs. Perry Spangler and Miss Klara Mae Garrison." - photo accomanies announcement.
In 1998 lives near Decatur, Illinois.