Durward Lawdell Deere

M, b. 30 April 1896, d. 15 February 1967
     Durward Lawdell Deere was born on 30 April 1896 at Quincy, Adams Co., IL. He married Monta Belle Cochran, daughter of Daniel Cochran and Nancy Jane Curry, on 9 January 1921 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. Durward Lawdell Deere died on 15 February 1967 at Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, at age 70. He was buried in February 1967 at Falls Cemetery, Wabash, Wabash Co., IN, Findagrave #40117749.

Eva Dees1

F, b. 5 November 1894
     Eva Dees was born on 5 November 1894.1 She was the daughter of William Dees and Angenora (?)1 Eva Dees married Otha Long, son of Albertus R. Long and Urilla Ann Hicks, on 22 October 1919.1

Children of Eva Dees and Otha Long

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 599.

William Dees1

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     William Dees married Angenora (?).1

Child of William Dees and Angenora (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 599.

Mary May Deeter

F, b. 8 May 1877, d. 1 December 1920
     Mary May Deeter was born on 8 May 1877. She married Clement A. Pierson. Mary May Deeter died on 1 December 1920 at age 43. She was buried in December 1920 at Parish Cemetery, Arlington, Montgomery Co., OH, Findagrave Memorial #37963818.

Child of Mary May Deeter and Clement A. Pierson

Charles W. Deetz1

M, b. 1874, d. 1874
     Charles W. Deetz died in 1874 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 He was born in 1874 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 He was the son of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 232.

Charles W. Deetz1

M, b. 1876, d. 1876
     Charles W. Deetz died in 1876 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 He was born in 1876 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 He was the son of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 232.

Edward Deetz1

M
     Edward Deetz was born.1 He was the son of Elwood Deetz.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 231.

Edward B. Deetz1

M, b. 19 September 1833, d. 19 February 1877
     Edward B. Deetz was Presbyterian.1 He was born on 19 September 1833.1 He married Hannah S. Thomas, daughter of Eli H. Thomas and Elizabeth P. Schlichter, in 1859, Ceremony by Rev. George Chandler.1 Occupation: Mfr., Cabine Maker, Inventor at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 Edward B. Deetz died on 19 February 1877 at age 43.1

Children of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 231.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 232.
  3. [S904] 1870 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 1433.
  4. [S905] 1880 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1189, FHL #1255189.

Edward C. Deetz1

M, b. 13 February 1870
     Edward C. Deetz was born on 13 February 1870 at Philadelphia Co. (probably), PA.1,2,3 He was the son of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas.1 Edward C. Deetz married Mary Rittenhouse, daughter of Henry Rittenhouse and Harriet (?), on 1 January 1896, Ceremony by Rev. Charles Wadsworth.3

Children of Edward C. Deetz and Mary Rittenhouse

Citations

  1. [S904] 1870 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 1433.
  2. [S905] 1880 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1189, FHL #1255189.
  3. [S82] Price Genealogy, 232.

Elizabeth J. Deetz1

F, b. circa 1865
     Elizabeth J. Deetz was born circa 1865 at Philadelphia Co. (probably), PA.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas.1

Citations

  1. [S904] 1870 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 1433.
  2. [S905] 1880 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1189, FHL #1255189.

Elwood Deetz1

M, b. circa 1860, d. 6 January 1917
     Elwood Deetz was born circa 1860 at Philadelphia Co. (probably), PA.2 He was the son of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas.1 Elwood Deetz died on 6 January 1917.1

Children of Elwood Deetz

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 231.
  2. [S904] 1870 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 1433.

Emma Deetz1

F, b. circa 1862
     Emma Deetz was also known as Ella Ann.2 She was born circa 1862 at Philadelphia Co. (probably), PA.2,3 She was the daughter of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas.1 Emma Deetz married Harvey Boardman in 1880.1

Child of Emma Deetz and Harvey Boardman

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 232.
  2. [S904] 1870 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 1433.
  3. [S905] 1880 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1189, FHL #1255189.

Emma Deetz1

F, b. 31 July 1898
     Emma Deetz was born on 31 July 1898.1 She was the daughter of Edward C. Deetz and Mary Rittenhouse.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 232.

George Deetz1

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     George Deetz was born.1 He was the son of Elwood Deetz.1 George Deetz died.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 231.

George W. Deetz1

M, b. circa 1865
     George W. Deetz was born circa 1865 at Philadelphia Co. (probably), PA.1,2 He was the son of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas.1 George W. Deetz married Laura Seamen in 1886.3

Citations

  1. [S904] 1870 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M593, Roll 1433.
  2. [S905] 1880 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1189, FHL #1255189.
  3. [S82] Price Genealogy, 232.

Laura V. Deetz1

F, b. circa 1873
     Laura V. Deetz was born circa 1873 at Philadelphia Co. (probably), PA.1 She was the daughter of Edward B. Deetz and Hannah S. Thomas.1

Citations

  1. [S905] 1880 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1189, FHL #1255189.

Walter R. Deetz1

M, b. 13 January 1897
     Walter R. Deetz was born on 13 January 1897.1 He was the son of Edward C. Deetz and Mary Rittenhouse.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 232.

Alice Defendorf1

F, b. May 1868, d. after 13 January 1920
     Alice Defendorf was born in May 1868 at New York.1 She married George L. Lovejoy circa 1885.1 Alice Defendorf died after 13 January 1920.

Child of Alice Defendorf and George L. Lovejoy

Citations

  1. [S3768] 1900 Federal Census, Monroe County, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1077; FHL #1241077.

Lou P. Defraites1

F, b. January 1879
     Lou P. Defraites was also known as "Lulu".1 She was born in January 1879 at Illinois.1 She married Stephen Matthew Payne on 17 November 1897 at Sangamon Co., IL.

Child of Lou P. Defraites and Stephen Matthew Payne

Citations

  1. [S1018] 1900 Federal Census, Sangamon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 342 - 344; FHL #1240342 - 44.

Clarence Ashur DeFries

M, b. 7 February 1923, d. 6 July 2011
     Clarence Ashur DeFries was also known as "Chuck". He was born on 7 February 1923 at Auburn, Sangamon Co., IL. He was the son of William Asher DeFries and Clara Minnie Landers. Clarence Ashur DeFries married Nelva Ruth Toms, daughter of David Edwin Toms and Grace Rutherford Hamilton, on 5 September 1945 at Fairfield (now Fairborn), Greene Co., OH. Clarence Ashur DeFries died on 6 July 2011 at Katy, Harris Co., TX, at age 88

Obituary --( Findagrave.com):

Clarence Ashur DeFries, born February 7, 1923, in Auburn, Illinois and grew up with his five sisters in Brownsburg and then Greencastle, Indiana, C.A. 'Chuck' DeFries, 88, took his final flight to the heavens early Wednesday morning, July 6, 2011.

He served in WWII with the U.S. Army Air Corps serving on the European front in North Africa and Italy. On his return from the war, he married his princess and love of his life, Nelva Ruth Toms, September 5, 1945 in Fairborn, Ohio, home of Wright Field and Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Chuck, as he was known to his friends, loved airplanes and everything about flight. He worked in aircraft his entire career, for 25 years with North American-Rockwell (now Boeing) which contracted with the Navy for the jet trainers the Navy flew, living at several points across the country and overseas, raising his family from locations including Ohio, Oklahoma, California, Arizona, Washington D.C., Mississippi, Florida, and Texas. He retired from Rockwell in 1978 and continued his aircraft work with Civil Service as part of Chief of Naval Air Training Command (CNATRA) at NAS Corpus Christi until his retirement in 1992. He remained in Corpus Christi until a move to Katy, Texas in November 2007.

His love of airplanes, beginning in his career at the home of the Wright brothers, carried on into the nation's race into space, including a ride with the legendary Chuck Yeager who would break the sound barrier in flight, to connections with astronauts Gus Grissom and Buzz Aldrin, as Rockwell also built the Saturn rocket which carried the Apollo lunar module into space.

Quick with a laugh, a smile and a conversation, Chuck was known to all for his wit and easy manner, and to his family as a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. Bonnie and Bill remember fondly those cross-country trips for moving or vacations, even if we never stopped, of driving across the highway singing 'Old Dan Tucker' and 'This Land is Your Land.' He loved convertibles (especially Corvettes), was a natty dresser, and enjoyed working with natural wood. Eventually, age and accidents required that he no longer have his automobile. When asked if he missed his car, his quick-wit reply was 'I wish I'd missed the other one.'

Above all, he left a living example of what it means to love' God, Family, country, proven throughout his life in lessons to everyone with whom he came into contact, teaching love through his actions, and displaying unswerving devotion and complete and utter dedication to his wife of almost 66 years, up to the very end with his constant refrain, 'Is Nellie all right?'

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Ashur DeFries and Clara Minnie Landers DeFries; and sisters, Vivian Dickerson, Elizabeth Clark, Juanita Poynter, and Lavonne Strange.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie; sister, Neva Belle York of Greencastle, Indiana; daughter, Bonnie May and her husband Don of Katy; son, Bill DeFries and his wife Claudia of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Kim May and her husband Matt Steinberg of Katy, Matthew May of Katy, Will Estell and his wife Amy of Oxford, Alabama, and Erik DeFries of Corpus Christi; and great grandchildren, Megan Steinberg, Matty May, Parker May, Channing Estell, Blake Estell, Bentley Estell, and Madison Steinberg.

The family wishes to thank the loving staff of Cinco Ranch Alzheimer's Care, Silverado Hospice, and Dr. A. Kantamani, with special heartfelt gratitude to longtime attentive caregivers Robin and Lisa.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy, Texas with Rev. Kim Meyers officiating. Burial will follow at a later time at Houston National Cemetery.

He was buried in July 2011 at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Findagrave #73020046.

William Asher DeFries

M, b. 7 February 1884, d. 26 March 1961
     William Asher DeFries was born on 7 February 1884 at Donansburg, Green Co., KY. He married Clara Minnie Landers. William Asher DeFries died on 26 March 1961 at Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN, at age 77. He was buried in March 1961 at Brick Chapel Cemetery, Brick Chapel, Putnam Co., IN, Findagrave #44211848.

Child of William Asher DeFries and Clara Minnie Landers

Sherman A. Degenhart

M, b. 16 January 1910, d. 25 February 1979
     Sherman A. Degenhart was born on 16 January 1910. He married Emma Julia Smith, daughter of Otto R. Smith and Bessie Elvina Semler, in 1934. Sherman A. Degenhart died on 25 February 1979 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, at age 69.

Child of Sherman A. Degenhart and Emma Julia Smith

Degenhart

F, b. 1936, d. 1936
     Degenhart died in 1936. She was born in 1936. She was the daughter of Sherman A. Degenhart and Emma Julia Smith.

Frieda Degner

F
     Frieda Degner married George Struever.

Child of Frieda Degner and George Struever

Almeda Jane Degroot

F, b. circa 1920, d. 1998
     Almeda Jane Degroot was also known as "Jane". She was born circa 1920 at Ohio. She was the daughter of James Gilbert Degroot and Mary (?) Almeda Jane Degroot married Howard Granville Clippinger, son of Joseph Granville Clippinger and Flora E. (?), before April 1940. Almeda Jane Degroot died in 1998 at Clark Co., OH.

James Gilbert Degroot

M, b. 29 November 1893, d. 26 March 1970
     James Gilbert Degroot was born on 29 November 1893 at Ohio. He married Mary (?) circa 1917. James Gilbert Degroot died on 26 March 1970 at age 76. He was buried in March 1970 at Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark Co., OH.

Child of James Gilbert Degroot and Mary (?)

Elizabeth DeHaas1

F, b. 14 March 1827, d. 31 December 1905
     Elizabeth DeHaas was born on 14 March 1827 at Highland Co., OH.1 She married George Shaffner circa 1845.1 Elizabeth DeHaas died on 31 December 1905 at age 78.

Child of Elizabeth DeHaas and George Shaffner

Citations

  1. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Anna DeHart

F, b. circa 1770
     Anna DeHart was born circa 1770 at Berks Co., PA. She was the daughter of William DeHart and Catherine Boone.

Gilbert DeHart

M

Children of Gilbert DeHart

Mary DeHart

F, b. 10 October 1763, d. 30 July 1828
     Mary DeHart was born on 10 October 1763 at Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA. She was the daughter of Gilbert DeHart. Mary DeHart married Jacob Boone, son of Joseph Boone and Elizabeth Warren, in 1774 at Berks Co., PA. Mary DeHart died on 30 July 1828 at Maysville, Mason Co., KY, at age 64 at the home of her daughter Ann Nicholson.

Children of Mary DeHart and Jacob Boone