Ancestors of Joseph Clair Keeley
    Generation No. 1
    1. Joseph Clair Keeley, born 06 Feb 1943. He was the son of 2. James Vincent Keeley and 3. Florence
    Lillian Kerber. He married (1) Cynthia Elaine Kammermann 09 Oct 1976 in Fairbury, Illinois. She was
    born
    22 Feb 1952 in Fairbury, Illinois. She was the daughter of John Paul Kammermann and Frances Rae
    Aaron.
    Notes for Joseph Clair Keeley:
    Joe Keeley
    BROKER/OWNER
    815-848-4388 (Mobile)
    815-692-4388 (Office)
    Education and Certification:
    BS in Sociology from Illinois State University
    Illinois Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Broker since 1975
    Member Livingston County Board of Realtors
    Member Livingston County MLS
    Member National Association of Realtors
    Member Pontiac Chamber of Commerce
    Member Fairbury Association of Commerce
    Member American Legion and Fairbury VFW
    Experience: All facets of the Real Estate field from building new construction to selling existing
    homes,
    businesses, commercial, residential real estate and farm land. Successful Property Manager.
    Experienced
    residential and commercial appraiser.
    Specializing in: Residential and Commercial Real Estate, appraisals and free market analysis, and
    property
    management.
    More About Joseph Clair Keeley:
    Occupation: Keeley Real Estate, Fairbury, Illinois
    Residence: Fairbury, Illinois
    Notes for Cynthia Elaine Kammermann:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    Cynthia Elaine Kammermann was baptized by Reverend Father O'Neil at St. Rose Catholic Church,
    Strawn,
    Illinois.
    More About Cynthia Elaine Kammermann:
    First Communion: May 1961, St. Johns Catholic Church, Fairbury, Illinois
    Graduation: 1972, Licensed Practical Nurse, Bloomington, Illinois
    Marriage Notes for Joseph Keeley and Cynthia Kammermann:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
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    Married at St. Johns Catholic Church
    More About Joseph Keeley and Cynthia Kammermann:
    Marriage: 09 Oct 1976, Fairbury, Illinois
    Generation No. 2
    2. James Vincent Keeley, born 25 Oct 1899. He was the son of 4. James Keeley and 5. Rose Ann
    McCormick. He married 3. Florence Lillian Kerber 28 May 1932.
    3. Florence Lillian Kerber, born 06 Dec 1905. She was the daughter of 6. Henry Ambrose Kerber and 7.
    Anna Elizabeth Froehlich.
    More About James Vincent Keeley:
    Residence: Strawn, Illinois
    Retirement: Fairbury, Illinois
    More About James Keeley and Florence Kerber:
    Marriage: 28 May 1932
    Children of James Keeley and Florence Kerber are:
    i. Mary Margaret Keeley, born 05 May 1934.
    ii. James Vincent Keeley Jr., born 10 Jul 1936 in Fairbury, Illinois; died 08 Jan 2000 in Pontiac, Illinois;
    married Rita Marie Reeves 24 Jul 1965; born Jun 1943.
    More About James Vincent Keeley Jr.:
    Burial: 2000, Strawn Cemetary, Strawn, Illinois
    Residence: ElPaso, Illinois
    More About James Jr. and Rita Reeves:
    Marriage: 24 Jul 1965
    iii. John Donald Keeley, born 17 Dec 1937; married Alice Joan Toohill 11 Sep 1965; born 26 May 1944.
    More About John Donald Keeley:
    Divorced: 29 Aug 1983
    Residence: Wapella, Illinois
    More About John Keeley and Alice Toohill:
    Marriage: 11 Sep 1965
    iv. Rose Ann Keeley, born 18 Dec 1940; married Charles C. Merritt 08 Jul 1961.
    More About Rose Ann Keeley:
    Residence: Forrest, Illinois
    More About Charles Merritt and Rose Keeley:
    Marriage: 08 Jul 1961
    1 v. Joseph Clair Keeley, born 06 Feb 1943; married Cynthia Elaine Kammermann 09 Oct 1976 in
    Fairbury,
    Illinois.
    Generation No. 3
    4. James Keeley, born 19 Jan 1857 in Galva, Henry County, IL; died 31 Dec 1932. He was the son of 8.
    Lorence (Coyely/Kaley) Keeley and 9. Ann Burke. He married 5. Rose Ann McCormick 25 Feb 1884 in St.
    Rose Church, Strawn, Livingston County, IL.
    5. Rose Ann McCormick, born 15 Dec 1865 in Belle Prairie Township, Livingston County, Illinois; died
    1937 in Fairbury, Livingston County, IL. She was the daughter of 10. James McCormick and 11. Jane I.
    Conelly.
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    Notes for James Keeley:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    Below is newspaper article that I have tried to type as it appeared. (J. Eric Kammermann)
    MARRIED.-At the Catholic church,
    Strawn, Ill., Monday morning at ten
    o'clock, Mr. Jim Keeley of Fairbury
    to Miss Rose McCormick of Strawn.
    The ceremony was performed by the
    Rev. P.P. Owens, pastor of the church.
    Miss Donley of Fairbury and Miss
    Mamie Mullen of Strawn acted as
    bride's maids, and Mr. Thom. Keeley,
    brother of the groom, and Mr. George
    Aaron as groomsmen. The bride was
    attired in a beautiful robe of bronze
    green silk and her maids in cashmere
    and velvet. The groom and attendants
    were dressed in the usual costume,
    black. The immediate friends of the
    party met after the marriage at the residence
    of the bride's parents, where all
    partook of a bountiful dinner. After
    dinner the bridal party went in buggies
    to the house of the groom's father, where
    a multitude of invited guests, about one
    hundred and fifty in number, were treated
    to a supper prepared with delicacies
    of the season. The INDEPENDENT
    BLADE returns thanks for a generous allowance
    of the cake. The following is
    a list of the many beautiful presents and
    the names of the donors. One hundred
    dollars, groom to the bride; cook stove,
    Mr. Lawrence Keeley; one dozen plates,
    cups and saucers, Mrs Lawrence Kee
    ley; parlor mirror, Mr and Mrs Dan
    McCormick; library lamp, Mr. and Mrs.
    P. Corbet; library lamp, Mr. and Mrs.
    R. Fry; cut glass water set, Mr. and
    Mrs. P. McCain; French clock and chair
    tidy, Mr. and Mrs. J. Riordon; box of
    confectionary, Mr. Eddie McCain; set of
    silver spoons, Mr. John Pursley; cut
    glass pickle dishes, Mr. P. Somers; set
    of glass dishes, Mrs. Dan Pursley; table
    cloth and linen towels, Miss Katie Keeley;
    bed spread, Miss Maggie Donley;
    silver butter knife and sugarspoon, Mr.
    and Mrs. Wm. Somers; silver cake basket,
    Mr. and Mrs. Brady; two sets of pillow
    shams, Miss Nettie Morgan; one pair of
    pillows, Mrs J. Mullen; one pair of vases,
    Mrs. Stephen Eddy; one pair of vases,
    Agnes McCormick; one pair of linen
    towels, Mrs. M. Huffington; glass cake
    stand, Miss Sarah Harrington; glass
    water pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. P. Connor;
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    glass water pitcher, Miss Sarah Freehill;
    glass water pitcher, Mr. and Mrs.
    J. O'Brien; glass cake stand, Mrs Jos.
    Mangan; glass set of dishes, Mrs Mar
    rie Keeley; glass butter dish, Miss Mary
    Keeley; glass water pitcher, Miss
    ____Pursler; set of plates, cups and
    saucers, Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll.
    More About James Keeley and Rose McCormick:
    Marriage: 25 Feb 1884, St. Rose Church, Strawn, Livingston County, IL
    Children of James Keeley and Rose McCormick are:
    i. Harold Keeley
    ii. Edward Laurence Keeley, born 05 Mar 1885.
    iii. Gertrude Keeley, married Mr. Cowhey.
    iv. Margaret Keeley
    v. Agnes Keeley
    vi. Mae Keeley
    vii. Thomas C. Keeley, born 23 Feb 1890 in Fairbury, Illinois; married Rita Marie Aaron 20 Jan 1911 in St.
    Rose Church, Strawn, Illinois; born 30 Dec 1891; died 03 Nov 1988.
    Notes for Thomas C. Keeley:
    Died overseas in WWII
    5
    More About Thomas C. Keeley:
    Name 2: Tom Keeley
    More About Rita Marie Aaron:
    Name 2: Rita Aaron
    Burial: St. Rose Catholic Cemetary, Strawn, Illinois
    Social Security Number: 338-14-6369
    More About Thomas Keeley and Rita Aaron:
    Marriage: 20 Jan 1911, St. Rose Church, Strawn, Illinois
    2 viii. James Vincent Keeley, born 25 Oct 1899; married Florence Lillian Kerber 28 May 1932.
    6. Henry Ambrose Kerber, born 01 Apr 1873 in Fletcher, Illinois; died 06 Dec 1943. He was the son of
    12. William J. Kerber and 13. Elizabeth Lorig. He married 7. Anna Elizabeth Froehlich 04 Oct 1904.
    7. Anna Elizabeth Froehlich, born 11 Sep 1878 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; died 17 May 1967. She was the
    daughter of 14. Daniel Froehlich and 15. Anna Habermann.
    Notes for Henry Ambrose Kerber:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    All offspring of Henry and Anna were born on a farm in Charlotte Township, Livingston County, Illinois.
    The farm is 3 1/2 miles Northeast of Chatsworth, Illinois.
    More About Henry Ambrose Kerber:
    Occupation: Farmer and Banker
    More About Henry Kerber and Anna Froehlich:
    Marriage: 04 Oct 1904
    Children of Henry Kerber and Anna Froehlich are:
    3 i. Florence Lillian Kerber, born 06 Dec 1905; married James Vincent Keeley 28 May 1932.
    ii. Daniel William Kerber, born 31 May 1908; married Katherine Leota Feely 31 Dec 1935; born 15 Mar
    1914.
    More About Daniel Kerber and Katherine Feely:
    Marriage: 31 Dec 1935
    iii. Ruth Margaret Kerber, born 18 Nov 1909.
    iv. Henry Vincent Kerber, born 17 Aug 1911; died 14 Mar 1939.
    v. Leonard C. Kerber, born 18 Nov 1914; married Ruth Marie Clark 12 Apr 1940; born 24 May 1916.
    More About Leonard C. Kerber:
    Residence: Piper City, Illinois
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    More About Leonard Kerber and Ruth Clark:
    Marriage: 12 Apr 1940
    Generation No. 4
    8. Lorence (Coyely/Kaley) Keeley, born Abt. 1830 in Ireland; died in Illinois. He married 9. Ann Burke.
    9. Ann Burke, born Abt. Apr 1835 in Ireland; died in Illinois.
    Notes for Lorence (Coyely/Kaley) Keeley:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    Recieved this information from Joseph Clare Keeley who got it from his cousin Tom Capo.
    According to the 1860 censusFfree inhabitants of the Incorporation of Galva, in the County of Henry,
    State of
    Illinios, as enumerated by Ben Graham, Assistant Marsall, on th 27th day of June, 1860:
    Laurence Coyley 28, Male, White, Laborer, $600. value of real estate, $100.value of personal estate,
    born
    Ireland.
    Ann Coylely 28, Female, White, Wife, born Ireland.
    John Coyley 5, Male, White, born Illinois.
    James Coyley 3, Male, White, born Illinois.
    Helen Coyley 1, Female, White, born Illinois.
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    According to the 1880 census-Inhabitants of Indian Grove, in the County of Livingston, State of Illinois,
    as
    enumerated by John Hutson, Enumerator, on the 18th day of June, 1880:
    Lorence Kaley White Male 50 Farmer born Ireland
    Margaret Kaley White Female (45)WifeKeeps House born Ireland
    John Kaley White Male 24 Son Laborer born New York
    James White Male 23 Son Works at home born Illinois
    Katherine White Female 19 DautWorks at home born Illinois
    Thomas White Male 17 Son At home* born Illinois
    Maggie White Female 15 DauAt home* born Illinois
    Laurence White Male 11 At school* born Illinois
    Patrick White Male 9 * born Illinois
    Mary White Female 9 * born Illinois
    Willie White Male 7 * born Illinois
    * Attended school within the Census year.
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    This data was collected June 10, 1995, at the National Archives, by Tim Hayes and Karen Martinez.
    From the 1900 Census
    Maggie Keeley White Female ? Head Farmer born Ireland April
    Patrick Keeley White Male 29 Son Farm Laborer born Illinois May 1871
    William KeeleyWhite Male 27 Son Farm Laborer born Illinois Nov 1872
    Maggie PinsleyWhite Female 21 Servant Servant born N.Carolina Nov1878
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    Tim Hayes, sending from Alexandria, VA wrote-Where do we go from here? On what ship and in exactly
    what
    year did Lawrence arrive? Most likely, it was part of the great influx of the Irish 1846-1851. Lawrence
    and
    Ann's first son was born in NY in 1854.
    More About Lorence (Coyely/Kaley) Keeley:
    7
    Naturalization: 18 Oct 1860, Henry County, Illinois
    Children of Lorence Keeley and Ann Burke are:
    i. John Keeley, born Abt. 1854 in New York.
    4 ii. James Keeley, born 19 Jan 1857 in Galva, Henry County, IL; died 31 Dec 1932; married Rose Ann
    McCormick 25 Feb 1884 in St. Rose Church, Strawn, Livingston County, IL.
    iii. Helen Keeley, born Abt. 1859 in Illinois.
    iv. Katherine Keeley, born Abt. 1861 in Illinois.
    v. Thomas Keeley, born Abt. 1863 in Illinois.
    vi. Maggie Keeley, born Abt. 1865 in Illinois.
    vii. Laurence Keeley, born Sep 1869 in Illinois; married Margaret T. Dugan; born Aug 1876.
    10. James McCormick, born 21 Oct 1837 in LaSalle County, IL; died 01 Jul 1913. He married 11. Jane I.
    Conelly 04 Feb 1858 in Ottawa, LaSalle County, IL.
    11. Jane I. Conelly, born 21 Aug 1836 in Oswego, New York; died 05 Oct 1921 in Strawn, Livingston
    County, Illinois. She was the daughter of 22. Michael Conelly and 23. Margret Corrigan.
    More About James McCormick and Jane Conelly:
    Marriage: 04 Feb 1858, Ottawa, LaSalle County, IL
    Child of James McCormick and Jane Conelly is:
    5 i. Rose Ann McCormick, born 15 Dec 1865 in Belle Prairie Township, Livingston County, Illinois; died
    1937 in Fairbury, Livingston County, IL; married James Keeley 25 Feb 1884 in St. Rose Church,
    Strawn, Livingston County, IL.
    12. William J. Kerber, born 27 Feb 1828 in Merzig, Germany; died 14 Jan 1906 in Fletcher, Illinois. He
    was the son of 24. Jacob Kerber and 25. Mary. He married 13. Elizabeth Lorig.
    13. Elizabeth Lorig, born 04 Mar 1838 in Merzig, Germany; died 23 Sep 1911 in Fletcher, Illinois. She
    was the daughter of 26. ? Lorig.
    Notes for William J. Kerber:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    William was born in Merzig, Germany on February 27, 1828. After completing his schooling, he was in
    the
    Prussian Army for 3 years; then he farmed in his native Province until 1854 when he came to America,
    at age 26.
    He spen his first winter in Wisconsin, then he went to Bloomington, Illinois, where he lived for about
    8 years, working at whatever he could find and do.
    In 1867 he purchased 40 acres of land in Blue Mound Township; later sold that and purchased 320
    acres, also in Blue Mound Township, which was the family farm, and is still owned by Kerbers-first by
    Uncle Mike, then by a son of Bernie Kerber; Bernie farmed it for Mike Kerber.
    After about 2 1/2 years in America, William J. Kerber returned to visit his family and friends in Germany,
    staying about 6 months.
    On the boat returning to America, he met Elizabeth Lorig, born March 4, 1838. William J. romanced
    Elizabet, and they soon married, on March 14, 1857. He was age 29 and she was age 19. William J. died
    on
    January 14, 1906 at age 77. Elizabeth died on September 23, 1911 at age 73.
    More About William J. Kerber:
    Immigration: 1854
    Occupation: Farmer
    Notes for Elizabeth Lorig:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    The old Lorig family resided in the same village in the Rhineland of Germany as did the family of Aunt
    Elizabeth
    Seiwert Kerber who married Fred Kerber. She met Fred when she came to Merna to accompany some
    of her
    8
    relatives back to Chicago; they had been visiting the Kerbers. The Seiwerts lived in Chicago.
    More About Elizabeth Lorig:
    Immigration: 1857
    Children of William Kerber and Elizabeth Lorig are:
    i. Nichalous Kerber, born 1858; died 1906; married Anna Sutter; born 1861; died 1929.
    ii. William Kerber, born 22 Jun 1861; died 07 Aug 1946; married Mary Sutter; born 08 Feb 1860; died 10
    Sep 1927.
    iii. John Kerber, born Abt. 1862; married Christina Hoffman.
    iv. Matthew Kerber, born 22 Jul 1864; died 20 Dec 1940; married Dorothea Voss; born 27 Dec 1867; died
    22 Feb 1954.
    v. Mary Kerber, born 1866; died 1954; married Joseph Sutter; born 1857; died 1937.
    vi. Michael Kerber, born 1867; died 1954; married Mary Dalton; born 1891; died 1923.
    vii. Fred L. Kerber, born 1870; died 1944; married Elizabeth Seiwert; born 1890.
    viii. Peter A. Kerber, born 1871; died 1945.
    6 ix. Henry Ambrose Kerber, born 01 Apr 1873 in Fletcher, Illinois; died 06 Dec 1943; married Anna
    Elizabeth Froehlich 04 Oct 1904.
    x. Anna Kerber, born Abt. 1875; married William Leary.
    xi. Elizabeth Kerber, born 01 Feb 1881; died 08 May 1959; married Charles L. Froehlich; born 12 Feb
    1881; died 08 Jun 1977.
    xii. Clara Kerber, born 1882; died 1972; married John Grimes; born 1872; died 1949.
    14. Daniel Froehlich, born 25 Oct 1855 in Alsace-Lorraine France; died Feb 1928. He married 15. Anna
    Habermann Abt. 1877.
    15. Anna Habermann, born 04 Mar 1858 in Marienkron, Moravia, Austria-Hungary/Austria; died Aug
    1914. She was the daughter of 30. Vincenz Habermann and 31. Unknown.
    Notes for Daniel Froehlich:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    Daniel and Annamet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They married about 1877. Daniel worked as a Policeman,
    lifeguard, and Brewmaster in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a Brewmaster in Bloomington, Illinois, a Farmer near
    Merna,
    Illinois, a farmer near Swygert, Illinois, and a farmer near St. Benedict, Iowa.
    More About Daniel Froehlich:
    Immigration: 1873
    Occupation: Brewmaster and Farmer in Illinois and Iowa
    Notes for Anna Habermann:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    Anna and Theresa came to the United States when they were quite young, before their father, and
    before
    they were married. They both worked as maids at The Starks Hotel, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Starks
    were
    German.
    More About Daniel Froehlich and Anna Habermann:
    Marriage: Abt. 1877
    Children of Daniel Froehlich and Anna Habermann are:
    i. John Froehlich, married (1) Julia Ferst; married (2) Jennie Zak.
    7 ii. Anna Elizabeth Froehlich, born 11 Sep 1878 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; died 17 May 1967; married Henry
    Ambrose Kerber 04 Oct 1904.
    iii. Charles L. Froehlich, born 12 Feb 1881; died 08 Jun 1977; married Elizabeth Kerber; born 01 Feb
    1881;
    died 08 May 1959.
    iv. Mary L. Froehlich, born 27 May 1883; died 31 Jan 1969; married Ferd A. Flinspach.
    v. Daniel Froehlich, born 10 Sep 1887; died 14 Jan 1974; married (1) Elizabeth Schoenanbaum; married
    (2) Regina Ludwig; born 19 Dec 1896.
    vi. Caroline Froehlich, born 27 Aug 1892; died 29 Sep 1985; married William Fienhold 09 Dec 1913; born
    13 Jan 1890; died 12 Oct 1979.
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    More About William Fienhold and Caroline Froehlich:
    Marriage: 09 Dec 1913
    vii. John Froehlich, married (1) Julia Ferst; married (2) Jennie Zak.
    Generation No. 5
    22. Michael Conelly He married 23. Margret Corrigan.
    23. Margret Corrigan, born Abt. 1810 in Ireland; died 24 Sep 1899 in Strawn, Livingston County, Illinois.
    Child of Michael Conelly and Margret Corrigan is:
    11 i. Jane I. Conelly, born 21 Aug 1836 in Oswego, New York; died 05 Oct 1921 in Strawn, Livingston
    County, Illinois; married James McCormick 04 Feb 1858 in Ottawa, LaSalle County, IL.
    24. Jacob Kerber He married 25. Mary.
    25. Mary
    Notes for Jacob Kerber:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    Jacob Kerber (French) and Mary Kerber (German) were parents of 13 children, one of whom was
    William J. Kerber.
    Child of Jacob Kerber and Mary is:
    12 i. William J. Kerber, born 27 Feb 1828 in Merzig, Germany; died 14 Jan 1906 in Fletcher, Illinois;
    married
    Elizabeth Lorig.
    26. ? Lorig
    Children of ? Lorig are:
    i. Peter Lorig
    ii. Matthew Lorig
    iii. John Lorig
    iv. Anna Lorig
    v. Elizbeth Lorig, married Fletcher Kerber.
    More About Elizbeth Lorig:
    Residence: Merna, Illinois
    vi. Margaret Lorig, married ? Neinzig.
    More About Margaret Lorig:
    Residence: Merna, Illinois
    vii. Mary Lorig, married Jacob Koeller.
    More About Mary Lorig:
    Residence: Chicago, Illinois
    viii. Barbara Lorig, married ? Doctor.
    More About Barbara Lorig:
    Residence: Chicago, Illinois
    13 ix. Elizabeth Lorig, born 04 Mar 1838 in Merzig, Germany; died 23 Sep 1911 in Fletcher, Illinois;
    married
    William J. Kerber.
    30. Vincenz Habermann, born 27 May 1827 in Moravia, Austria-Hungary/Austria; died 02 Oct 1892 in
    Iowa. He married 31. Unknown Abt. 1855.
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    31. Unknown, died Abt. 1869.
    Notes for Vincenz Habermann:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    Owner of woolen mills ( made uniforms for the Prussian Army). Lost the mills and moved to Cedar
    Rapids, Iowa
    about 1872. Worked for BCR&N Railroad, later a farmer at Fairfax, Iowa and Robins, Iowa. He had 4
    children
    Anna, Theresa, Louise, and Vincent by his first wife and Sophia by his marriage to second wife Anna
    Richter.
    More About Vincenz Habermann:
    Immigration: 1872
    Occupation: owner of woolen mills, railroader, farmer.
    More About Vincenz Habermann and Unknown:
    Marriage: Abt. 1855
    Children of Vincenz Habermann and Unknown are:
    i. Theresa Habermann, born in Marienkron, Moravia, Austria; married Frank Maxheim.
    ii. Louise Habermann, married (1) Tony Leiter; married (2) Robert Hegewald.
    iii. Vincent Habermann, died Abt. 1913.
    Notes for Vincent Habermann:
    [Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
    About age 4 he came to the United States with his father, step-mother, and sister Louise. Worked for
    the
    BCR&N Railroad and later as a farmer. He never married.
    15 iv. Anna Habermann, born 04 Mar 1858 in Marienkron, Moravia, Austria-Hungary/Austria; died Aug
    1914;
    married Daniel Froehlich Abt. 1877.
    Children of Vincenz Habermann and Unknown are: