Simeon Berry

M, b. February 1847, d. after 1900
     Simeon Berry was born in February 1847 at Tazewell Co., IL.1,2 He was the son of James Berry and Rachel Ann Larimore. Simeon Berry married Amanda E. McKean, daughter of W. H. McKean and Harriet (?), on 15 October 1868 at Tazewell Co., IL, Ten children born to the marriage, eight living as of the 1900 census.2


Note: Following the murder of Tazewell County deputy sheriff Henry Pratt, Simeon was tried with his brothers Emanuel and Isaac. Simeon was found not guilty. He moved to Peoria, Illinois, and died several years after 1900. Simeon Berry lived in July 1870 at Sand Prairie Twp., Tazewell Co., IL.3 He died after 1900 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL.

Children of Simeon Berry and Amanda E. McKean

Citations

  1. [S1027] 1850 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 129.
  2. [S1042] 1900 Federal Census, Peoria County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 333 - 334; FHL #1240333 - 34.
  3. [S183] 1870 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 283, FHL #545782.
  4. [S182] 1880 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm, NARA Series T9, Rolls 253-54, FHL #1254253-54.

Stella May Berry

F, b. 8 April 1902, d. 8 February 1983
     Stella May Berry was born on 8 April 1902 at Donnelley, Marion Co., IA. She was the daughter of Charles Tracy Berry and Clara Ellen Hafliger. Stella May Berry died on 8 February 1983 at Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL, at age 80.

Susie Emma Berry1

F, b. August 1896, d. 10 January 1990
     Susie Emma Berry was born in August 1896 at Colo, Story Co., IA, per 1900 census. Much later, in May 1963, she used the Iowa "Delayed Certificate of Birth" system to create a birth record that shows 29 DEC 1893, adding almost 6 years to her age, and qualifying her for a Social Security retirement benefit. There are conflicting public records, some of which tend to support the earlier date, but many others such as the 1910 and 1920 censuses support 1896 or even later. Her obituary says 29 DEC 1892. I believe the 1900 census. DLB 2020.1 She was the daughter of Isaac M. Berry and Ellen Jane Smith.1 Susie Emma Berry married Worley Melvin Hardesty, son of Martin Theodore Hardesty and Catherine Isabella Stratton, on 15 July 1912 at Boone, Boone Co., IA, or possibly Story County, per delayed birth index record. Susie Emma Berry and Worley Melvin Hardesty were divorced before 18 June 1918; Susie remarried to Claude W. Young on 18 JUN 1918. Susie Emma Berry married Claude William Young on 18 June 1918 at Vinton, Benton Co., IA, Claude remarried to Sarah Cooper at Anamosa in 1930. Susie Emma Berry and Claude William Young were divorced before January 1920; Susie was living with her parents as of the 1920 census, marital status "D". Susie Emma Berry married Leomarolo Rioz on 9 February 1920 at Polk Co., IA. Susie Emma Berry lived on 27 December 1922 at Iowa State Penitentiary, Anamosa, Jones Co., IA, admitted, age 25, height 5' 6", weight 160, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, sentenced to 5 years for prostitution, Story County, Judge H. E. Fry. She married Jesse T. Stillwell on 19 March 1926 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, the marriage license application contains multiple errors, including her age which lost 6 years, and that this was her first marriage, instead of her fourth.

Susie Emma Berry married Lawrence Lyons. Susie Emma Berry died on 10 January 1990 at Nevada, Story Co., IA, at age 93

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

From Nevada Journal January 1990

SUSIE LYONS

Susie Lyons, 96, died of heart failure Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Rolling Green Village Care Center, Nevada. Funeral services are Friday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m., at the Cooper-Ryan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brad Braley officiating. Burial will be in the Nevada Cemetery.

Susie Berry was born Dec. 29, 1892, to Isaac and Ellen (Smith) Berry. She was a homemaker and also was employed outside the home cleaning other homes. She lived her lifetime in Nevada and attended the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two children, Carolyn McDorman of Salem and Worley Hardesty; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence in 1959, two brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation is Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the the funeral home.

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Note: If Carolyn (Brown) (Gilson) McDorman (1915 - 1998) was in fact the biological daughter of Susie Berry, then she must have been given up as an infant for adoption by Howard and Lidde (Mills) Brown. She was listed as the Brown's daughter on the 1920 census, and listed their names as her parents on her marriage record.

Based on Susie's history with the gentlemen, the identity of Carolyn's biological father is not at all obvious -- he could have been Worley Hardesty or someone else.

Moreover, Carolyn's birth date of 14 JAN 1915 is in conflict with Worley M. Hardesty Jr.'s birth date of 21 NOV 1915, regarding the possibility that they both had the same mother. Unless there was an error in entering one of these dates into the SS records, they both cannot have been Susie Berry's children.

DLB 2020.

She was buried in January 1990 at Nevada Municipal Cemetery, Nevada, Story Co., IA, Findagrave #122029874.

Child of Susie Emma Berry and Worley Melvin Hardesty

Citations

  1. [S1034] 1900 Federal Census, Story County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 460; FHL #1240460.

Thelma Laura Berry1

F, b. 10 September 1918, d. 27 November 2013
     Thelma Laura Berry was born on 10 September 1918 at Hardin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Willis Orland Berry and Mabel C. Marmon.1 Thelma Laura Berry married Sgt. Maj, Donald R. Wilkerson, son of Jacob F. Wilkerson and Carrie Mae Kelly, circa 1936. Thelma Laura Berry died on 27 November 2013 at Manhattan, Riley Co., KS, at age 95. She was buried in 2013 at Ft. Riley Post Cemetery, Ft. Riley, Geary Co., KS.

Citations

  1. [S521] 1920 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1397.

Ulysses Grant Berry1

M, b. circa 1867
     Ulysses Grant Berry was born circa 1867 at Ohio.1 He was the son of Jacob Berry and Hannah Long.1 Ulysses Grant Berry lived on 3 June 1880 at Wayne Twp., Noble Co., OH, with his maternal grandparents.2

Citations

  1. [S401] 1870 Federal Census, Wyandot County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1284; FHL #552783.
  2. [S14] 1880 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1055, FHL #1255055.

Virginia L. Berry1

F, b. 1 March 1922, d. 8 June 2012
     Virginia L. Berry was born on 1 March 1922 at Iberia, Miller Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Husted Bancroft Berry and Eva Fae Uselman.1 Virginia L. Berry married Dorlen W. Murphy, son of Homer Alberta Murphy and Grace Ethel Vinnedge, on 11 April 1942. Virginia L. Berry died on 8 June 2012 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, at age 90 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

Virginia L. Murphy, 90, formerly of Mishawaka, passed away at 4:35 am Friday, June 8, 2012 in the Hales Corners Care Center, Milwaukee, WI. She was born on March 1, 1922 in Iberia, MO to the late Heusted Bancroft and Eva Ellen (Uselman) Berry. On April 11, 1942 in South Bend, she married Dorlen W. Murphy. They happily enjoyed 50 years of marriage before his passing on July 10, 1992.

Virginia is survived by one daughter, Kathleen L. (Mike) Pence of Olney, MD; two sons, Ricky L. (Lea) Murphy of Trafalgar, IN and Bruce D. (Donna) Murphy of Hales Corners, WI; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.

Virginia graduated from Lakeville High School. Her life was full and rich with family and friends. Her passions were her family, craft painting, hot fudge sundaes, gardening, fishing, big band marches and traveling anywhere from an hour to the lake or cruising to Alaska and beyond. Today she is reunited with her husband, her twin sister, Betty J. (Berry) Killingsworth, and so many others that have patiently waited for her to join them. She will be missed so much by those of us left behind, but we know she is there waiting with open arms to welcome each of us one day.

Funeral services for Virginia will be at noon on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Palmer Funeral Home - Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan Street, South Bend, with Rev. Brian White, pastor of Lakeville United Methodist Church, officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 am until noon in the funeral home Monday prior to services.

Online condolences may be sent to the Murphy family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

She was buried in June 2012 at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN, Findagrave #91577802.

Citations

  1. [S4451] 1930 Federal Census, St. Joseph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 625-28; FHL #2340360-63.

Virona Ellen Berry

F, b. 2 September 1875, d. 2 February 1964
     Virona Ellen Berry was born on 2 September 1875 at Cincinnati Twp., Tazewell Co., IL. She was the daughter of George Berry and Amelia Summers. Virona Ellen Berry married Andrew Frank Champion on 30 September 1896. Virona Ellen Berry died on 2 February 1964 at Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL, at age 88.

Child of Virona Ellen Berry and Andrew Frank Champion

Walter D. Berry

M, b. 23 March 1958, d. 24 February 2002
     Walter D. Berry was born on 23 March 1958. He was the son of Dean Willis Berry and Ruth Anna Frater. Walter D. Berry died on 24 February 2002 at Franklin Co., OH, at age 43 Dates per SSDI, last residence Columbus.

Walter John Berry

M, b. 25 April 1914, d. 25 April 1990
     Walter John Berry was born on 25 April 1914 at Cincinnati Twp., Tazewell Co., IL. He was the son of Jack Stroud and Lydia Josephine Berry. Walter John Berry died on 25 April 1990 at Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, at age 76.

Wanda Evelyn Berry

F, b. 4 May 1946, d. 23 April 2008
     Wanda Evelyn Berry was born on 4 May 1946 at Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH. She was the daughter of Roger Cailey Berry and Isabel Patton. Wanda Evelyn Berry married Charles Wesley Reid, son of Lloyd Francis Reid and Thelma Ann Hottinger, on 7 June 1964. Wanda Evelyn Berry died on 23 April 2008 at Sarasota Co., FL, at age 61. She was buried in April 2008 at Dunkard Ridge Cemetery, Elmville, Highland Co., OH, Findagrave #50921147.

Washington Berry

M
     Washington Berry married Alice Thornton Taylor, daughter of Col. James Taylor and Ann Hubbard, circa 27 September 1791.

William Berry

M, b. circa 1828, d. 31 July 1869
     Note: William Berry ("Bill"), born at Three Churches, Hampshire County, Virginia, about 1828, is said to have married his uncle's (Samuel Berry's) housekeeper, Nancy Welsh. William became the leader of "the Berry Gang," a notorious gang of horse thieves and robbers that terrorized Tazewell County in the 1860's. The gang included William's brothers Isaac "Ike", Emanuel, and Simeon, but not their brother James. Bill got into a fight with 21 year old George W. Pepper of Delavan, Illinois, on 1 September 1868. Bill slashed Pepper across the stomach, spilling his entrails. Pepper died 3 September. Bill was taken to Joliet State Prison, but was pardoned before he served any time. On the night of 30 July 1869, Deputy Henry Pratt, a Civil War hero, led a small posse to Circleville to arrest the Berry Gang. Ike Berry shot and killed Pratt. Bill was blamed for it, arrested, and jailed in Pekin, Illinois. A huge mob broke into the jail about midnight or shortly thereafter, shot and mortally wounded Bill Berry in a melee in the jail, and hung him by the neck from a nearby tree where he died on 31 July. Ike and the remainder of the gang were captured and sent to prison. William Berry was buried at Woodrow Cemetery, South Pekin, next to his mother, in an unmarked grave. Information is from the book Lynch Law by Jim Conover and James Brecher, Lynch Law Productions, Pekin, IL, DEC 1998.

William Berry was born circa 1828 at Three Churches, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV), 1860 census age of 37 is clearly too old.1,2 He was the son of James Berry and Rachel Ann Larimore. William Berry married Nancy Welsh on 3 November 1853 at Tazewell Co., IL. Cause of death: on 31 July 1869 Lynched for murder of George W. Pepper in 1868. His brother Ike was the actual shooter. William Berry died on 31 July 1869 at Pekin Jail, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL. He was buried in August 1869 at Woodrow Cemetery (unmarked grave adjacent to his mother's), Cincinnati Twp., Tazewell Co., IL.

Children of William Berry and Nancy Welsh

Citations

  1. [S1027] 1850 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 129.
  2. [S449] 1860 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 204; FHL #803204.

William Berry

M
     William Berry married Nancy (?).

Children of William Berry and Nancy (?)

William Berry

M, b. 25 April 1838, d. 18 September 1906
     William Berry was born on 25 April 1838 at Tazewell Co., IL. He was the son of Samuel Berry and Elizabeth Larimore. William Berry married Martha Caroline Smith on 9 November 1875 at Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL. William Berry died on 18 September 1906 at Tazewell Co., IL, at age 68.

William Berry1

M, b. circa 1878
     William Berry was born circa 1878 at Johnson Co. (probably), KS.1 He was the son of Albert Berry and Angeline (?)1

Citations

  1. [S1017] 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 384; FHL #1254384.

William Berry

M, d. before October 1850
     William Berry married Elizabeth (?). William Berry died before October 1850.

Child of William Berry and Elizabeth (?)

William Anderson Berry

M, b. 15 March 1869, d. 10 February 1960
     William Anderson Berry was born on 15 March 1869 at Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL. He was the son of George Berry and Amelia Summers. William Anderson Berry married Josephine Kessler, daughter of Henry Kessler and Anna Eva Schaefer, on 26 June 1890 at Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL. William Anderson Berry married Lillie May Graham, daughter of William Graham and Frances V. (?), on 12 November 1913. William Anderson Berry died on 10 February 1960 at Tazewell Co., IL, at age 90. He was buried in February 1960 at Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL, Findagrave #69882362.

Children of William Anderson Berry and Josephine Kessler

William F. Berry

M, b. 31 July 1897, d. March 1982
     William F. Berry was born on 31 July 1897 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, Date per SSDI.1 He was the son of Samuel Reuben Berry and Sadie Silk. William F. Berry died in March 1982 at Peoria Co., IL, at age 84 per SSDI.

Citations

  1. [S1042] 1900 Federal Census, Peoria County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 333 - 334; FHL #1240333 - 34.

William Noble Berry

M, b. December 1846, d. 1912
     William Noble Berry was born in December 1846 at Ohio.1 He married Nancy K. Hawk circa 1878.1 William Noble Berry died in 1912 at Highland Co., OH. He was buried in 1912 at Chapman Cemetery, Danville, Highland Co., OH, Findagrave #115762456.

Child of William Noble Berry and Nancy K. Hawk

Citations

  1. [S549] 1900 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1286; FHL #1241286.

William S. Berry1

M, b. circa 1922, d. 17 February 1969
     William S. Berry was born circa 1922 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.1 He was the son of Emil Berry and Lelah Sonner.1 William S. Berry died on 17 February 1969 at Jefferson Co., KY.

Citations

  1. [S1698] 1930 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 756; FHL #2340491.

Willis Orland Berry1

M, b. October 1892, d. 5 January 1953
     Willis Orland Berry was born in October 1892 at Ohio.1 He was the son of John Garland Berry and Mary K. Watkins.1 Willis Orland Berry married Mabel C. Marmon, daughter of Marion Marmon and Sylvia Latimer, circa 1910. Willis Orland Berry lived on 18 April 1930 at Kenton, Hardin Co., OH, occupation: farmer.2 He lived on 25 April 1940 at Buck Twp., Hardin Co., OH, occupation: farmer.3 He died on 5 January 1953 at Hardin Co., OH, at age 60. He was buried in January 1953 at Wolf Creek Cemetery, Buck Twp., Hardin Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 21873858.

Children of Willis Orland Berry and Mabel C. Marmon

Citations

  1. [S1792] 1900 Federal Census, Marion County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 389; FHL #1240389.
  2. [S3848] 1930 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1821; FHL #2341555.
  3. [S3849] 1940 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3082.
  4. [S521] 1920 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1397.

Wilma Malissa Berry

F, b. 29 May 1849, d. 30 December 1912
     Wilma Malissa Berry was born on 29 May 1849 at Tazewell Co., IL. She was the daughter of Samuel Berry and Elizabeth Larimore. Wilma Malissa Berry married Charles T. Bartholdt on 27 December 1877 at Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL, 3 children born, all living as of 1900 census.1 Wilma Malissa Berry died on 30 December 1912 at Tazewell Co., IL, at age 63.

Children of Wilma Malissa Berry and Charles T. Bartholdt

Citations

  1. [S282] 1900 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 347; FHL #1240347.
  2. [S1224] 1880 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 235; FHL #1254235.

Wilma Pearl Berry

F, b. 14 November 1911, d. 14 December 2000
     Wilma Pearl Berry was born on 14 November 1911 at Hardin Co. (probably), OH.1 She was the daughter of Willis Orland Berry and Mabel C. Marmon. Wilma Pearl Berry married Byron L. Lame. Wilma Pearl Berry lived on 9 April 1940 at Belle Center, Logan Co., OH.2 She died on 14 December 2000 at Allen Co., OH, at age 89. She was buried in December 2000 at Wolf Creek Cemetery, Buck Twp., Hardin Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 21874555.

Citations

  1. [S521] 1920 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1397.
  2. [S2549] 1940 Federal Census, Logan County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3100.

Berry

M, b. 20 February 1878
     Berry died Died in infancy. He was born on 20 February 1878. He was the son of George Berry and Amelia Summers.

Katie S. Berryman

F, d. before April 1910
     Katie S. Berryman married Charles M. Lone, son of Jeremiah W. Lone and Mary M. Windell, on 31 March 1904 at Harrison Co., IN. Katie S. Berryman died before April 1910 at Floyd County (probably), IN, Charles Lone is shown as "wd" in 1910 census, New Albany, Floyd County.

Ann W. Bersford

F, b. June 1816, d. 5 July 1910
     Note: Ann W. Starr is listed on the 1900 census as living in Woodbury N.J. with Fannie P. Starr (48 yr.old). Ann W. Bersford was born in June 1816 at New Jersey. She married Henry Starr, son of Jacob Starr and (?) Elizabeth, in 1836. Ann W. Bersford died on 5 July 1910 at Woodbury, NJ, at age 94 Apoplexy.

Children of Ann W. Bersford and Henry Starr

Nellie Bert1

F, b. 1863, d. 1 November 1927
     Nellie Bert was also known as Keotah. She was born in 1863 at Indian Territory (now OK) 1900 census show her 27 years of age, born MAR 1877 -- clearly a fabrication given the length of her marriage and the ages of her children.1 She married James Nelson Jones circa 1883.1 Nellie Bert died on 1 November 1927 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. She was buried in November 1927 at Verden Cemetery, Verden, Grady Co., OK, Findagrave #68832704.

Child of Nellie Bert and James Nelson Jones

Citations

  1. [S5069] 1900 Federal Census, Apache, Kiowa, and Comanche and Wichita Reservations, Indian Territory. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1344; FHL #1241344.

Ada C. Bertke

F, b. 14 September 1902, d. 19 September 1991
     Ada C. Bertke was born on 14 September 1902 at Mercer Co., OH. She married Wilbur E. Kuenning. Ada C. Bertke died on 19 September 1991 at St. Marys, Auglaize Co., OH, at age 89. She was buried in September 1991 at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen, Auglaize Co., OH, Findagrave #20459160.

Child of Ada C. Bertke and Wilbur E. Kuenning

Esther Bertolet1

F
     Esther Bertolet married John Detwiler.

Child of Esther Bertolet and John Detwiler

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.44.

Isabella Bertolet1

F
     Isabella Bertolet married John B. Showalter.1

Child of Isabella Bertolet and John B. Showalter

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 166.