Yes, that is the family. "Mom" Urke was my first husband's grandmother. I only met her once, but could tell she was a
character. Very tiny, but determined, and passed that on to [most of] her daughters! She died while we were living in Seattle, and "Pop" didn't last another 6 months. He was a very big man. They were always Mom and Pop, even to their grandchildren.
Fortunately, Gary and I had made some notes about the family many years ago. We had even done a little looking for part of the family.
Apparently, some of this is from an obit for Mom Urke. It did not [of course] list her deceased siblings. This is part
of an email from Gary: "I looked around in the "family" stuff and came up with the following; Mom Urke's mother and father were a George and Katherine (nee Wecker)Mosbacher. She had three brothers, George (Dupo, IL.), Louis (Clarksville, MO.) and Henry (Cahokia, IL.).
There are notes (you made them a long time ago) about Mrs. James Rains (Sis Mosbacher) in Dupo, IL., Mrs. Emil Sauget
(Bertha Mosbacher) in East Corolondelet, IL. and a Mrs. Ed Lott (Dorothy Mosbacher) in Jackson, TN. There was no mention of Mom having sisters in the obituary."
The ladies in his second paragraph are probably her sisters, but I have no proof of that, and I can't remember what I wrote at least 25 years ago!
If you haven't seen it, here is the URL for Immaculate Conception Cemeteryin Monroe County. This is where the LaCroix (Urke family), Mosbacher, Urke, and Wecker (Mosbacher family) families are buried.
There may have been more than one Mosbacher family, but how/if they are related, I do not know.
I will try to send you some old photos, but they may not come through. AOL is hard to send to.
Do you have any of the censuses for Monroe County? I have some of them, and transcriptions of a few.
I am always interested in family information. It's fun to put families back together after all these years.
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