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Re: John J. Keltner Union County Illinois
Posted by: Judie Schatz (ID *****9309) Date: March 22, 2004 at 13:09:37
In Reply to: Re: John J. Keltner Union County Illinois by Brent Horn of 624

You made my days too. Just up the road on US 51 is that great university, SIUC, of which I am a long time ago graduate.

Have a sneeking suspicion that those words inscribed on John J. Keltner's stone have more meaning than what we will probably ever know as John J. was only 29 years of age when he died in Jan 1889. Could his mouth have gotten him in harms way?

In the 1900 Union Co., IL, census, there were two girls, Elsia and Nellie, ages 15 and 13, plus 4 younger children in the household of Dolf and Julia Freeman. It also has them married 15 years (married June 1891 according to IL records) which is not correct, and Julia has had 6 children with 6 living then. But in the 1910 Williamson Co., IL, census, they have been married 19 years (his first marriage, her second) with Julia having had 9 children with 8 living as another Freeman child was born in c1903. Not sure if Julia had 3 or 4 Keltner children, guessing there were 4, born ?, 1884, 1885 and 1887.

Again, thanks for all the info.

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