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Note for:   Alfred SNYDER,    -          Index

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     Lived in Springfield.

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Note for:   William F. JOY,   21 AUG 1817 - 17 MAR 1873         Index

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     Portrait & Biographical Album of Sangamon County, IL, 1891: Located in Cabell County, (now WV) before his marriage and came to Loami Twp. in 1857. He bought a farm 3/4 mile northeast of Loami, later
purchasing another in Section 16, where he lived.

1870 Census for Sangamon County, IL
JOYWilliam F.58mVirginia
Minerva52fNorth Carolina
Wirt W.17mWest Virginia
Zaza A.11mIL



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Note for:   Buena Vista JOY,   ABT 1848 - 5 JUL 1864         Index

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     According to the Portrait & Biographical Album of Sangamon County Illinois, 1891, enlisted in the 16th Illinois Cavalry, was captured by the enemy, and died of starvation at Andersonville Prison.

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Note for:   William E. JOY,   16 NOV 1841 - 17 SEP 1902         Index

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     According to the Portrait & Biographical Album of Sangamon County Illinois, 1891, was a member of the 73rd Illinois Infantry, was wounded at Perryville, KY, 8 October, 1862, and was discharged with a
disability.

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Note for:   John W. JOY,    - 26 DEC 1862         Index

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     According to the Portrait & Biographical Album of Sangamon County Illinois, 1891, John served in the 73rd Illinois Infantry during the Civil War and was mortally wounded at the battle of Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862, and died December 26.

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Note for:   William A. JOY,   1867 -          Index

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     According to the 1910 census for Springfield, IL, William A. was a clerk at the Statehouse, but by 1920, he is listed as the proprietor of a "wholesale poultry" company.

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Note for:   Nelle JONES,   SEP 1881 - AFT 1955         Index

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     Like her husband, Nelle was blind. According to a Chicago Daily Tribune story honoring her husband, Nelle became blind at 6 months of age and was living with Ed in about 1955, when the story was written.
Robert F. Hall's remembrance of her: "In approximately 1946 my parents, Dick and I, visited Aunt Nell in Chicago. She lived in an apartment on the southside (Hyde Park area). It was a short visit of approximately 2 hours. As I recall, William T. Hall also visited with her several times. A very nice woman, as I recall, and respected and loved by our parents. Ed Menke was a successful piano tuner in Chicago and regularly traveled the city via public transportation. Aunt Nell died in about 1950, and I believe our parents attended her funeral services in Chicago."

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Note for:   Edward H. MENKE,   ABT 1884 - AFT 1955         Index

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     Ed was blinded by a firecracker explosion (in Baton Rouge, LA) when he was 21 years old, according to an undated story in the Chicago Daily Tribune. At the time, he lived at 5657 Washington Blvd. in Chicago, where he taught at the Industrial Home for the Blind. He was being honored by the school for 38 years of teaching service to the school. The article said he was a native of Chicago, contradicting the census info below. Ed is listed as 71 years old, so the story must have appeared in about 1955.
Remembrance of William G. Hall: Ed was a piano tuner, who lived in Chicago, IL. He visited our home on Dial Court in Springfield at least twice. I remember him as a bright, lively man who had a great sense of humor. The time I remember best was when he and Nelle visited in the summer of 1957 or 1958. We were taking Nelle to see the State Capitol and Ed would stay at the house. Before we left, he made my mother 'show' him each room in the house, and there were many. While we were gone there was a sudden violent storm, with a tornado, but when we returned home, Ed had managed to close every window and the house was dry.

1920 Census Chicago, IL, 13th Ward 755, 23, 44
SelfFatherMother
MENKE, Edward H.Head36St. Louis, MOGermanyGermanyPiano tuner
        Nelliewife37IllinoisIllinoisIllinoisnone
BATTY, Dorothyneice11IllinoisIllinoisIllinoisnone

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Note for:   Jacob H. WORKMAN,   25 MAY 1850 - 14 OCT 1879         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Campbell Cemetery


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Note for:   Stephen WORKMAN,   6 MAR 1853 - 15 DEC 1895         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Campbell Cemetery

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2: Owned 280 acres in Sections 22 & 23 of Loami Twp.

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Note for:   George Prescot WORKMAN,   1 JUN 1855 - 20 NOV 1892         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Campbell Cemetery


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Note for:   Peter David WORKMAN,   22 NOV 1856 - 1939         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.


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Note for:   John Henry WORKMAN,   27 SEP 1859 - 14 APR 1942         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.


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Note for:   Nancy Jane WORKMAN,   17 JAN 1867 -          Index

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     According to the Workman History, Nancy Jane was left, by John C. Carson, a farm in fairly good circumstances. Mr. sands was not so provident. He induced her to sell the farm in Loami and go to Kansas where they bought another farm and seem to have had a joint deed. Some time later, Nancy Jane borrowed $1000, paid him off thinking she could then pay the mortgage. She was unable to do this and lost the farm.