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Mrs. Mary Wetz ~Kansas City ~ Mrs. Wm. Wetz ~ Kiowa, Kansas
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: November 22, 2003 at 19:43:10
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CRILE FAMILY

Crile, Clara E., daughter of C. F. and B. A. Crile. Died July 24, 1886. Aged 10 years, 6 months, and 11 days. Buried: Hope Lutheran, Section 27, Walnut Township.

Crile, Benjamin son of J. J. and Mary E. Crile, born December 3, 1883, died August 19, 1884. Buried: Hope Lutheran, Section 27, Walnut Township.

Crile, Julius E., son of J. J. and M. died February 1, 1871. Aged 2 years, and 7 months. Buried: Hope Lutheran, Section 27, Walnut Township.

Crile, John P., Died December 2, 1853, aged 47 years, 1 month and 22 days. Buried: Hope Lutheran, Section 27, Walnut Township.
Crile, Cottleban, died April 6, 1900. Aged 93 years, 6 months.

Crile, Mary (Fichtner), wife of J. J., died December 6, 1883. Aged 33 years, 6 months, and 14 days. Buried: Hope Lutheran, Section 27, Walnut Township

Crile, Julius, 1846-1941; (handwritten-April 4, 1941, 1-2; may be a newspaper article?)
Crile, Wilhelmina, 1846-1898.

Crile, George C., born April 24, 1874, died July 16, 1904. Aged 30 years, 2 months, and 22 days.

Crile, William Henry, March 22, 1849 – May 3, 1915. (handwritten- B E May 12, 1915; may be the date article was in the Brighton Enterprise Newspaper?)
Crile, Caroline, his wife, August 26, 1858 – December 22, 1930.

Crile, John P., December 3, 1889 – February 27, 1930.
Crile, Clara A., January 15, 1892 – October 20, 1949.

Crile, Father-J. Jacob, October 2, 1843 – February 20, 1931.
Crile, Mother-M. Elizabeth, March 2, 1854 – November 28, 1927.

Crile, Minnie K. 1887- 1921.
Crile, Charles F., 1845 -1923.
Crile, Barbara his wife, 1852 – 1939. (handwritten after Barbara) Anna (Schmidt) born near Germanville. Daughter Solomon)

Crile, Minnie A. May 20, 1891 – June 23, 1973.
Crile, Adam E. March 1881 – August 1965.
Tessman, Henrietta, 1884- 1959. (Crile?)
Loos, Frederick April 20, 1858-August 6, 1940.
Loos, Elizabeth, September 23, 1866-April 15, 1942 (Crile?)
Larson, Harris J. 1889-1973.
Larson, Ella B. (Crile) 1893-1966.


Fairfield Tribune
Wed. April 11, 1900
Page 6 column 1

TOWNSHIP LINE, April 10. Grandma Crile’s funeral took place April 8th at the German Lutheran Cemetery, near Germanville. She was in the 94th year of her age.

MERRIMAC, April 9. Mrs. Crile, an aged lady, died April 6 at the home of her son, Julius Crile near Germanville, aged nearly 94 years. The funeral services were held at the German Lutheran church where the interment took place.
*Grandma Crile was Cottleban Crile, Cottlieban (Kull) Crile, Gottliebie, wife of John P. Crile. Not sure what the correct spelling of her given name is.



Fulton’s History of Jefferson County: Page 419, V.2
Julius Crile, one of the most extensive landowners in this part of the state, 1,060 acres, most of which lies in Walnut and Lockridge townships. Born in Walnut Twp. in July 1846, his parents being John P. and Gottlieban (Kull) Crile, both of whom were natives of Germany. On coming to America the father located in Marion County, Ohio, where he lived 8 or 9 years, and in 1836 he arrived in Jefferson County, Iowa, settling in Walnut township, where he entered 160 acres. Julius was but two years of age when his father died.


Fulton’s History of Jefferson County: Page 149, V. 2
Wife was Minnie Hankammer, daughter of John and Mary (Holbiser) Hankammer, both of whom were natives of Germany. Children of Julius and Wilhelmina (Minnie Hankammer) Crile: Emma, wife of George Diers; George, who died in 1905; Lizzie, wife of Frank Diers; Ida, wife of Dave Powell; John; Ben; Clara, wife of Earl Smith, and Minnie.

Fairfield Ledger
Wed. Feb. 2, 1898
Page 3 column 7

GERMANVILLE. Death of Mrs. Julius Crile Saturday evening. Consumption. Visiting her daughter Mrs. George Diers. Leaves husband and large family. Funeral at the German Lutheran Church.


Brighton Enterprise
Sat. February 5, 1898
Page 4 column 4

Mrs. Maria Wilhelmina, wife of Julius Crile, died at her home near Germanville Saturday evening January 29 at 6 o’clock of lung trouble, aged 51-11-27. Born in Germany February 2, 1846 and came to this country with her parents when 21 years of age, locating near Martinsburg, Iowa. September 3, 1871 she was married to Julius Crile and locating near Germanville where she has ever since lived. Eight children, all living. Remains laid to rest at the Lutheran Cemetery.


Fairfield Ledger
Sat. March 23, 1929
Page 8 column 6

Julius Crile was born in Walnut Township in Jefferson County, in 1846 at the old Crile farm near Germanville. He has lived his entire life in Walnut Township.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Crile, were both natives of Germany. Upon coming to America they located in Marion County, Ohio. After living there about nine years they came to Iowa in a covered wagon and located on a tract of government land near Germanville. There they built a log cabin where they lived for several years with their five sons and two daughters. Julius was only 7 years old when his father died.

He received his education in Walnut township, attending the school which was located just south of Germanville near where the present frame school house known as Walnut No. 5 is located. Julius started to school when he was six years old and attended until he was 19. There were only four months of school each year. The building was a log cabin with but three windows in it, one in each side and one at one end. It was heated by a fire place. There were no seats or desks. The pupils sat upon blocks of wood. They had only slabs fastened along the wall to write upon. They had to stand while writing.
There were very few school houses at that time. Sometimes as many as 60 pupils attended the school where Julius did. There are only three living who attended the school at the same time he did. His first teacher was Mr. Overman.

The school house which is known as Walnut No. 4 was built in 1872 and is located in the school district in which Mr. Crile now resides. This building is very different from the school building in which Julius received his education. It is a frame building, facing north, with three windows on the east and three on the west. It is heated by a new Victrola type of stove just purchased this school year. We have double seats, new teacher’s desk and chair, an organ, victrola, two sets of maps, globes, library books and many other conveniences, which were unknown in the country school of 72 years ago.

Our playground equipment consists of swings and teeter boards. Thirteen pupils are now enrolled and our present teacher is Miss. Lois Ingham … Julius Crile…By Gwendolyn Fichtner, 8th Grade, Walnut No. 4.



Brighton Enterprise
Dec. 29, 1932
Page 2 column 3

The following story of Julius Crile of Germanville appeared in the Des Moines Sunday Register: Three score years ago Julius Crile, 86, the sage of Germanville, learned a lesson about making baskets. He hasn’t forgotten it, though until recently he hadn’t made a basket for more than 50 years. “One time,” Grandpa Crile recalls, “I hurried in making a handle to a basket. That afternoon I took three dozen eggs to town. The handle broke. That was the lesson I needed.” Grandpa learned to make baskets when a boy living within a stone’s throw of his present home. His father was a German immigrant. Early he started to make his fortune. Combining horse breeding with farming, he prospered until he owned 1,200 acres of land. During these years he didn’t make baskets. Then a few years ago he divided up his acres between his seven children. But it wasn’t Grandpa Crile’s way to be idle. On the hills of the land he had given his children grew thousands of white oak trees. Here was basket material a-plenty. Grandpa built a pond, cut some logs and sank them in the water to soak. From the pond he draws his basket staves. He works in a one-room building. His saw is worn half away. “What’s the matter with this saw?” he says. “Nothing. Just old like myself. I have used it for 75 years.”

Fairfield Tribune
Wed. July 27, 1904
Page 7 column 5

Death of Geo. C. Crile, at his home in Walnut Twp., July 16, 1904..from consumption, at the age of 30 years. Oldest son of Julius Crile and wife, grew to manhood in Walnut Twp. On February 26, 1902 he was married to Miss. Edna Schaffer. Leaves wife, and child, a little daughter, father, five sisters and two brothers. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Gentner, who also performed his marriage ceremony…Lutheran Church and cemetery.


Fairfield Ledger-Journal
Sun. February 11, 1923
Page 3 column 6

Charles Frederick Crile, son of John Philip and Gotteliee Crile, born February 8, 1845; died February 1. His early life was spent in the vicinity of Germanville, Iowa … married, 16 March 1871 Barbara Schmidt after which they moved to a farm 1 ˝ miles south of Richwoods where they have since resided. Leaves wife and seven children: Henry F. of Beckwith, Mrs. Alfred Hollander of Salina; Adam, nearby; John, Anna and Ella at home. Emma died in early childhood. Also leaves 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jacob and Julius of Brighton.

Fairfield Ledger
Sat. December 3, 1927
Page 3 column 5

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Crile age 73, who has been a resident of the Brighton community for many years, died Tuesday morning at 6 o’clock at her home. Diabetes. Survived by husband Jacob Crile, two children of her own, Andrews Crile and Mrs. Amelia Weenike of Brighton, and 5 stepchildren: Mrs. Ida Boos of Lockridge, Mrs. Lizzie Loos of Oskaloosa, Amos Crile of near Batavia, Mrs. Lucinda Sinn, of Sigourney, and Ed Crile who lives south of Brighton, and one sister, Mrs. Evilheiser. Buried Hope Lutheran Cemetery at Germanville.

Fairfield Ledger
March 1, 1930
Page 8 column 4

Phillip John Crile, about 45, bur. Germanville cemetery. Leaves wife and 2 children: Clifford and Bernice, and his mother, Mrs. Caroline Crile of Germanville.


Fairfield Ledger
Mon. December 22, 1930
Page 2 column 4

Mrs. Caroline Crile died this morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Theodore Weenike.


Fairfield Ledger
Tues. December 30, 1930
Page 3 column 4

Obit. Mrs. Henry (Caroline Catherin Hirschberger) Crile, born August 26, 1855, only daughter of John Hirschberger and his wife Maria Christina Schmedeke. Her brothers were John, Henry, Louis Erlvein and Theodore. She was married June 7, 1877; 6 daughters and one son. Germanville Lutheran Church.


Brighton Enterprise
Thurs. March 6, 1930
Page 1 column 4

John Philip Crile died last Thurs. February 27 at the Mt. Pleasant hospital. Born December 3, 1889 near Germanville, son of Henry Crile and Mrs. Caroline nee Hirschberger. He was baptized by Rev. Pfister of the Hope Lutheran Church. June 7, 1917 married Clara Weiman of Muscatine, Iowa; two children, Clifford, now 8 years old, and Bernice, age 4. Bur. in the Lutheran Cemetery near Germanville on March 1. Leaves wife, two children, his mother, six sisters. Present at the funeral were his sisters, Mrs. Emma King, Mrs. Lizzie Clausen, Mrs. L?na Weenike, and Mrs. Anna Boos. Mrs. Mary Wetz from Kansas City and another sister were not able to attend.


Brighton Enterprise
Thurs. August 31, 1967
Page 3 column 6

50 YEARS AGO—1917 Miss. Henrietta Crile of Germanville and Herbert Tessman of Oskaloosa were married Tuesday noon at the bride’s home…..


Brighton Enterprise
Sat. February 25, 1911
Page 1 column 4

Benj. Crile and Miss Anna Burger married February 15. He is son of Julius Crile; has now bought a farm about two miles southeast of Merrimac. Bride is the daughter of Geo. Burger living about two miles southeast of Germanville.


Brighton Enterprise
Thurs. June 9, 1932
Page 5 column 1

Anna Lydia Loos, born February 8, 1880 in Walnut township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crile; married November 20, 1907, Jacob Carl Boos. Four children, Frieda Caroline, Leitha Katharine, Carl Jacobs and Herald Henry, all living. Member Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church. Leaves also five sisters, Mrs. Mert King, Washinton, Iowa; Mrs. Wm. Wetz, Kiowa, Kansas; Mrs. Etta Tessman, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Mrs. Henry Clausen, Hedrick, Iowa; Mrs. Theodore Weenake, Fairfield, Iowa; also one sister in law, Mrs. Clara Crile, Germanville..one brother, John Crile, and her parents have preceded her in death. Interment Lutheran Cem., Germanville.


Fairfield Ledger
Mon. July 11, 1966
Page 8 column 4

Mrs. Harris J. Larson, 73, Germanville, died suddenly Sunday noon at the Jefferson County Hospital. Burial in Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Raymond Funeral Home. Lifetime resident of Jefferson County. Mrs. Larson was the former Ella Barbara Crile. She attended the Lower Richwoods schools; married Harrie J. Larson, February 17, 1925. Surviving are husband; one son, Clair Larson, Fullerton, Calif.; 4 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Anna Archibald, Fairfield. Member Hope Lutheran Church. One son, two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.

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