The following names and dates were taken from the pages of the George Preisser family Bible. In 1980 this Bible was in the possession of Mary Jane Oderwald Brown of Clifton, Illinois.
George Preisser of Ashkum, Ill. and Mary Ann Cleary of Ashkum, Ill. were united in Holy matrimony at L'Erable on the 10 of Sept. 1871.
George died Feb. 19th 1873 William G. Preisser died Aug. 10 on Tuesday in 1937 at Watseka, Ill.
Maggie E. Preisser was born June 8th 1894 on Friday; Died July 29, 1961 Irene Evelyn Preisser was born Aug. 29, 1899 on Tuesday Mayme Collins died 1952 Born 29 Aug. 1882 Mother died in 1923 Aug. 3. Father died March 30 year 1931 Thomas H. Preisser died June 21 1938. Father died 1 March 30 1931. Katie died Mar. 20 1887 on Friday Joe Preisser died Feb. 18 1943 Casper Preisser died December 3, 1968
Thomas Cleary Sr. Born 22 December 1824 and died April 2 1911 87 yrs. old Mary Hollan Cleary died 1902. Mother - Mary Ann Preisser was Born at Wilmington May 14 1857 and died on August 3rd 1923 age 66 years Daniel Cleary was Born May 15th 1867 and Died on 15th of April 1925 Irene Burns died April 10 1940 wife of Vincent Burns Lizzie Burns born June 23 Died 23 Nov. 1952
Celeste Irene Burns Born July 31 1902 at Ashkum, Ill. Mary Elizabeth Burns Born July 13 1904 at Ashkum, Ill. Vincent A. Burns Born May 27 1908 at Ashkum
All Born out on the old farm Grandchildren Thomas James Reynolds born Mar. 10th at Chicago Johon Freidrick Burns Born Feb. 29 1937 Jane Mary SanHamel Dec. 1 1937
George A. Preisser was born Nov. 14, 1872 Joseph Preisser was born Feb. 19, 1874 Thomas H. Preisser was born Nov. 3, 1875 William G. Preisser was born Mar. 12th 1877 Anna E. Preisser was born June 23, 1880 Mary Alice Preisser was born Aug. 29, 1882 Steve A. Preisser was born Jan. 25, 1885 Katie A. Preisser was born Nov. 5, 1886 Emmie L. Preisser was born Dec. 6, 1889 Fri. Casper E. Preisser was born June 7th(?) 1892
On two blank pages is written the following:
Grandchildren of Mrs. Lizzie Burns Thomas James Reynolds Mar. 10th Jhon Freidich Burns Feb. 29th 1927 Jane Mary P. SanHamel Dec. 1, 1937 Orin Byrne SanHamel Aug. Billy Robert Barbara Anna James Martin Burns Irene E. Preisser Born August 29, 1899 Teusday (sic) Baptized October 1st 1899 by Re. J. A. Kelly sponsors Will Cleary - Mary Cleary
Philip J. Oderwald Born January 4th 1894 Elaine E. Oderwald Born August 4th 1927
John W. Riggle of the state of Ill and Mary Jane Barden of the state of Ill were married at her home by W. H. Preston Feb. 5, 1857 Witnesses - Brides parents & other relatives
John W. B. Houston of Atkinson, Neb. & Clara G. Riggle of Oneill, Neb. were married at her home by Rev. B. Blain Mar. 1, 1885
Parents of the bride other relatives Elder Hodgets (?)
Eddy Palmer Riggle of Eureka, Kansas Belle Torrance Munger of Eureka, Kansas were married at her home, Gatalpa Knob, Eureka Kansas by Charles N. Riggle, Minister, on October 7, 1903
George A. Riggle & Myrtle Kincaid of Brownington MO were married at the residence of the Rev. P. S. Hillman in Clinton MO Oct. 28, 1903
John W. Riggle was born Sept. 25, 1831 Mary Jane Barden was born Mar. 27, 1840 Adda Riggle was born Mar. 8, 1860 Ida May Riggle was born Aug. 20, 1861 Charley Barden Riggle was born Feb. 7, 1863 Frankie Riggle was born Sept. 27, 1864 Clara Grace Riggle was born Oct. 28, 1866 Carrie Gertrude Riggle was born Sept. 26, 1868 Eddy Palmer Riggle was born May 10, 1870 George Andrew Riggle was born Feb. 7, 1877?
Adda Riggle died Mar. 15 1860 lived 7 days Ida May Riggle died Sept. 9, 1862 lived 1 yr. 19 days Charlie Barden Riggle died Nov. 4, 1864 lived 1 yr. 8 m. 27 days Frankie Riggle died Nov. 24, 1864 lived 1 m. 27 days Carrie Gertrude Riggle died Jul. 18, 1869 lived 9 mo. 22 days Eddy Palmer Riggle died Jun. 10, 1915 lived 45 yr. 1 m. George Andrew Riggle died May 23, 1943 lived 66 yr. 3 m. 16 days Clara Grace Riggle (Houston) died Sept. 25, 1964 lived 95 yr. 1 mo. 7 days
Front page reads: The Holy Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, with Canne's Marginal Notes and References. To which are added an Index, An alphabetical table of all the names in the Old and New Testaments, with their Signification and Tables of Scripture Weights: Measures, Coins, Etc. Cincinnati: Published by E. Morgan & Co. 1853
Hesakiah Ross & Eliza A. Armstrong were married Aug. 11th 1853
Elizabeth Jane Ross was born Aug. 25th 1854 James F. Ross was born Sept. 29th 1856 Julia Ann Ross was born Sept. 14th 1858 Rosa Belle Ross was born Oct. 27th 1861 Eva Ross was born November 4th 1864 Eliza Ellen Ross was born March 24th 1867 William Wesley Ross was born Aug. 6th 1869
FATHER Hesakiah Ross was born in Hamilton Co. Ohio September 1st 1831
MOTHER Eliza Ann Armstrong was born in Franklin Co., Ind. September 26th 1836
Micajah Stanley Born Feb. 2nd 1810 Rebecca Stanley Born Jan. 19 1814
Jane S. Stanley Born Feb. 11th 1834 Louisa Stanley Born Aug. 23rd 1837 Minerva Stanley Born Oct. 5th(?) 1840 Joseph Stanley Born Sept. 2nd 1843 Dicie Stanley born Feb. 27th(?) 1846 Mark Stanley Born Nov. 23rd 1848 Lydia Stanley Born Aug. 31st 1850 John Stanley Born Dec. 14th 1855
Micahjah Stanley Died Apr. 18, 1888 Rebecca Stanley Died Nov. 16, 1904
Louisa Stanley died Aug. 12th 1854 Minerva Stanley White Died Feb. 14th 1863 Lydia Stanley Willoughby Died April 26th 1874 Joseph Stanley Died March 19th 1916 John Stanley Died Sept. 5 1920 Dicie Stanley Warren April 1938 Jane Stanley Taliaferro
Jane S. Stanley Married June 22nd 1850 Minerva Stanley Married Oct. 7th 1858 Joseph Stanley Married Oct. 10th 1867 Lydia Stanley Married Oct. 12th 1870 Mark Stanley Married July 25th 1871(?) Dicie Stanley married Dec. 4th 1873 John Stanley Married Feb. 2nd 1878
Jonathan C. Sturdevant was born August 12, 1810 Lucina Sturdevant was born August 31, 1813 Almira Sturdevant was born August 31, 1832 Jonathan W. Sturdevant was born November 22, 1834 Abel G. Sturdevant was born December 8, 1836 James C. Sturdevant was born January 30, 1839 William N. Sturdevant was born May 8, 1841 Samuel W. Sturdevant was born January 15, 1844 Jasper N. Sturdevant was born June 19, 1846 Isaac O. Sturdevant was born December 19, 1852 Sarah Sturdevant was born November 17, 1854 Joseph I. Sturdevant was born May 28, 1858 Allie M. Gilchrist was born July 12, 1860 Daniel Gilchrist Long b. Nov. 2,---- (unmarried)
Jonathan C. Sturdevant and Lucina Jenkins was married September 8, 1831 Enoch H. Long and Almira Sturdevant was married July 1, 1855 Jonathan W. Sturdevant and Francis A. Taylor was married April 9, 1857 Abel G. Sturdevnant and Eliza J. Jones was married (no year) James C. Sturdevant and Maria A. Sayers was married June 6, 1865 John Eby and Sarah Sturdevant was married March 16, 1873 Joseph I. Sturdevant and Allie M. Gilchrist was married September 28, 1879
Jasper N. Sturdevant died July 19, 1848 (2y-29d) Samuel W. Sturdevant died August 22, 1851 (7y-7m-7d) Isaac O. Sturdevant died September 4, 1853 (8m-13d) William N. Sturdevant died January 7, 1968 (21y-7m-29d) Jonathan C. Sturdevant died March 4, 1873 (72y-6m-20d?) Abel G. Sturdevant died December 10, 1878 (42y-2d) Jonathan W. Sturdevant died September 3, 1886 (51y-9m-2d) Sarrah Eby (Sturdevant) died March 12, 1893 (38y-3m-6d) Lucina Sturdevant died July 11, 1898 (84y-10m-11d) Almira Long (Sturdevant) died Feb. 22, 1912 (79y-5m-22d) James C. Sturdevant died Oct. 1, 1927 (87y-8m-2d) Joseph I. Sturdevant died Oct. 10, 1927 (69y-5m-8d) Allie M. Gilchrist died Feb. 24, 1938 (77y-7m-12d)