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MISC. NOTES ON THE DONNA, FOOCKLE, NIEDERMYER and LINDENMEYER FAMILIES

1. It is unclear the maiden name of John FOOCKLE's wife thus far. We believe it to be LINDENMYER or LINDENMEYER. We were also told it could be NETHERMIER (not sure of the spelling there). UPDATE 8/13/2003: I have obtained the birth certificate for my grandmother, Emma FOOCKLE. Her mother is listed as Margaret NIEDERMYER.

2. My father (Margaret's grandson) remembers her speaking German. She passed away when he was a very young boy.

3. Peter DONNA and Emma Luise FOOCKLE's children, Peter Jr., Arthur, and Christina all died of Diptheria as children within weeks of each other.

4. I believe from oral family history that John FOOCKLE had passed away around 1926 or before.

5. Who were the two brothers of Emma L. (FOOCKLE)DONNA who preceded her in death? (See obit. under FOOCKLE). The grandchild was probably Gladys MEYER, daughter of Edwin and Dorothy (DONNA) MEYER.


LINDENMEYER

CITY DIRECTORY INFORMATION

UPDATE: NOTE: I do not know of any of my great grandmother's family names except hers, Margaret. I have found Margaret's maiden name is NOT LINDENMEYER but actually NIEDERMYER. She was born in Peru, LaSalle County, IL in 1872. She is listed as being of German nationality. I will keep the LINDENMEYER data here for those of you that might be doing LINDENMEYER research. However, it turns out this surname IS NOT related to my line.

McCoy's Peru City Directory 1909-1910 (IL)

LINDENMEYER, ALBERT: Laborer, r. 1515 9th St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, ANDREW: Wife; Theresa A., Express, r. 2424 Main St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, ANTON: Wife; Emma, Mason, r. 1515 9th St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, GEORGE: Works at Westclox Clock Company, r. 2425 Market St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, HENRY: Clerk for J.E. Seepe, r. 2425 Market St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, HENRY: Wife; Edith, Painter, r. 1112 Rock St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, Miss MINNIE: Works Westclox Clock Company, r. 1515 9th St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, PETER: Wife; Freda, Janitor at Lincoln School, r. 1609 Fifth St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, Miss ROSE: r. 1515 9th St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, SAMUEL: Wife; Catherine, Grocer and Express, 302 Cross St., Peru, r. same
LINDENMEYER, SAMUEL F.: Wife; Matilda, Cigarmaker for E Welland, r. 2421 Market St., Peru

Peru City Directory 1894-1896 (IL)

LINDENMEYER, JOSEPH: r. 2315 Fifth St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, Mrs. KATHERINE: Widow of JOHN, r. s s Twelfth i w Peoria, Peru
LINDENMEYER, SAMUEL: Stripper for Edward Weiland (I believe this is a metal shop), r. 2425 Market St., Peru
LINDENMEYER, SAMUEL J.: (LINDENMEYER & SCHLOESSER) r. 302 Cross St., Peru
LINDENMEYER & SCHLOESSER: (SAMUEL J. LINDENMEYER & JOHN SCHLOESSER) proprs of Peru Tile Works, w s (with son?) Herbert between Main & Market Streets, Peru, telephone; 63
LINDENMEYER, Miss Sybella K.: r. 302 Cross St., Peru


FOOCKLE/FOOCKER

*NOTE: In the 1894 City Directory, my direct ancestor's name is spelled as "FOOCKER". It is the only time thus far seen as such. Perhaps it was changed from FOOCKER to FOOCKLE? UPDATE: On Emma Luise FOOCKLE's birth certificate, the original spelling was actually FUCKEL. Also, despite the city directory having the letter "M" as my grandmother Emma's middle initial, I have obtained her birth certificate and her middle name is actually Luise, spelled just like that.
Those known to be actual family members to me will have an *...others are probably also related but unknown at this point to be.

LESHNICK'S PERU CITY DIRECTORY 1913-1914 (IL)

*FOOCKLE, EDWARD: r. 2621 Market St., Peru
FOOCKLE, EDWARD W.: Wife; Mary, Works at Illinois Zinc Company, r. 2228 2nd Street, Peru
*FOOCKLE, Miss EMMA: Works at National Sheet Metal Company, r. 2621 Market St., Peru
*FOOCKLE, HENRY: Laborer, r. 2621 Market St., Peru
*FOOCKLE, JOHN: Wife; Margaret (LINDENMEYER), Laborer, r. 2621 Market Street, Peru
*FOOCKLE, LENA: Works at National Sheet Metal Company, r. 2621 Market Street, Peru

McCOY'S PERU CITY DIRECTORY 1909-1910 (IL)

FOOCKLE, EDWARD: Wife; Mary, Works at Illinois Zinc Company, r. 2228 2nd St., Peru
*FOOCKLE, JOHN: Wife; Maggie (Margaret Lindenmeyer), Laborer, r. 2621 Market St., Peru
FOOCKLE, SOPHIA: Widow of BLASIUS, r. 2427 Main St., Peru

McCOY'S PERU CITY DIRECTORY 1905-1906 (IL)

FOOCKLE, EDWARD: Wife; Mary, Works at Illinois Zinc Company, r. 2228 2nd St., Peru
*FOOCKLE, JOHN: Wife; Maggie (Margaret Lindenmeyer), Works for R Unzicker, r. 2621 Market St., Peru

PERU CITY DIRECTORY 1894-1895 (IL)

FOOCKER, EDWARD: Works at Illinois Zinc Company, r. 2521 First St., Peru
*FOOCKER, JOHN: Laborer, r. 2619 First Street, Peru

LA SALLE-PERU-OGLESBY-SPRING VALLEY CITY DIRECTORY 1969 (IL)

*NOTE: I do not know how Christopher Foockle is related to my line but he is somehow because my aunt Dorothy (DONNA) MEYER kept a clipping of his obituary. (See further below for obit.)

FOOCKLE, CHRIST E. (CHRISTOPHER): Wife; Mamie, Retired, r. 2427 Seventh St., Peru
*FOOCKLE, HENRY: Wife; Sadie, Retired, r. 119 W. Minnesota St., Spring Valley
*FOOCKLE, LeROY: Wife; Marlene D., Machine Operator, Westclox Clock Company, r. Prairie, Webster Park, Spring Valley
*FOOCKLE, Mrs. MARLENE D.: (Wife of LeRoy), Factory Worker, Westclox Clock Company
*FOOCKLE, RALPH: Janitor, Hotel LaSalle, r. 136 Marquette St., Peru
*FOOCKLE, RITA J.: Widow of DONALD, Clerk at Thompson's Drug Store, r. Prairie St., Webster Park, Spring Valley

HENRY FOOCKLE FAMILY

-As taken from the Spring Valley, Illinois Centennial Book Published 1985


Henry Foockle, son of John and Margaret Foockle, was born in Peru, IL on August 6, 1896. Henry married Sadie O'Sadnick on November 28, 1924 in the Immaculate Conception Church in Spring Valley by Rev. P. T. Walsh. Sadie was born in Spring Valley on June 29, 1899, the daughter of August and Lena O'Sadnick. Henry and Sadie had two sons; LeRoy James born October 20, 1927 and Donald William born August 30, 1930. They lived in Spring Valley all of their lives.
Henry worked at the Star Union Brewery Company in Peru for 52 years until his retirement in 1962. Sadie worked at Westclox for 12 years.
LeRoy married Marlene Dorothy Dietreick on June 9, 1956. He worked at Dahlgren's in Oglesby and was killed in a motor vehicle accident on January 24, 1978.
Donald married Rita Jane Safranski on May 23, 1953. They had two children; Dale Allen, born September 15, 1956 and Donna Jean, born November 9, 1958. Donald worked at Michelis in Peru until his death on July 11, 1963.

-Submitted By: Sadie Foockle

CHRISTOPHER E. FOOCKLE


1900-1984

*NOTE: How is this man related to my line? Obituary doesn't include his parents...

b. January 31, 1900
d. March 26, 1984, Mueller Funeral Home, Peru, Illinois

OBITUARY FROM LA SALLE NEWS-TRIBUNE
March 27, 1984

CHRISTOPHER E. FOOCKLE DIES; WESTCLOX RETIREE

Christopher E. Foockle, 84, of 2427 Seventh Street, Peru, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday in IVC Hospital where he had been a patient for five weeks. He had been ill for three months.
Services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru and at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in Peru City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home, with a scripture reading at 5 p.m.
Mr. Foockle was born January 31, 1900, in Peru. He married Mayme BUFFO in 1922 in St. Anthony's Church, Spring Valley.
He worked at Westclox for 51 years before his retirement. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the Holy Name Society and the Westclox Quarter Century Club.
Mr. Foockle is survived by his wife, Mayme; and nieces and nephews.

EMMA MARGARET (FOOCKLE) DONNA


1900-1984

OBITUARY FROM LA SALLE NEWS-TRIBUNE
June 17, 1958

MRS. DONNA, ILL MONTHS, DIES at 64

Mrs. Peter Donna, 64, Spring Valley, died at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Margaret's Hospital where she was admitted as a patient April 22nd. She had been ill since December.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Thursday from the Elias Chapel in Peru and at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, Spring Valley. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Spring Valley).
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Elias (Chapel, Peru), where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Donna, the former Emma Foockle, was born in Peru, August 16, 1893. She married Peter DONNA, who survives, in 1918 and they made their home in Spring Valley.
Mrs. Donna is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Dorothy) Meyer, Spring Valley, and Mrs. Leonard (Louise) BRATKOVICH and Mrs. Joseph (Florence) SIGMUND, both of Peru; a son, John, Peru; three brothers, Henry, Spring Valley and Edward and Ralph, both of Peru and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three children, a sister, two brothers and one grandchild.


DONNA

*NOTE: These will all probably be my line unless otherwise indicated.

*NOTE: See * below...Anton/Antone/Antonio is listed as "Peter"...hmmm...as I am typing this I am wondering...my grandfather, Peter Donna, listed as Peter Jr. below... Toney (see below) has suddenly become Anton, Jr. (see 1916 Directory)...???

W. H. HOFFMAN'S SPRING VALLEY DIRECTORY 1913 (IL)

DONNA, GEORGE: Miner, r. 411 E. 3rd St., Spring Valley
*DONNA, PETER: Wife; Louisa (BOGGIO), Miner, r. 411 E. 3rd St., Spring Valley
DONNA, PETER JR.: Miner, r. 411 E. 3rd St., Spring Valley
DONNA, TONEY: Student, r. 411 E. 3rd St., Spring Valley

W. H. HOFFMAN'S SPRING VALLEY DIRECTORY 1916 (IL)

DONNA, ANTON: Wife; Louise (Louisa BOGGIO), Miner, r. 411 E. 3rd St., Spring Valley
DONNA, ANTON JR.: Works No. 5 coal mines, r. 411 E. 3rd St., Spring Valley
DONNA, GEORGE: Works No. 1 coal mines, r. 411 E. 3rd St., Spring Valley
DONNA, PETER: Miner, r. 411 E. 3rd St., Spring Valley

DONNA FAMILY IN MT. OLIVET CEMETERY (Spring Valley, Illinois)

NAME/LOT/BURIAL/VET
*Anton/0605/1 Nov 1930/N
*Arthur/1152/28 Jul 1931/N
*Emma/0605/19 Jun 1958/N (More to Follow)



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