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Ancestors of William Felker and Ruby Myrle Sharp

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Ref # M F Last Name [Birth Name] Last Name [Married/
Recent]
First Name Middle Name Nick Name Relationship Birth Date Place of Birth Death Date Place of Death Cemetery age at death Spouse 1 Ref # Spouse 1 Name Spouse 1 Wedding Date Pict. code Notes
2180 F ? Comer Delila     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-grandmother (Woolsey side) 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ? 2179 Alonzo D. Comer     Their children were Mary Ellen, Amanda (who married a horse trader named Ed Jones), Ann (who lived in Okoboji, IA) and George (whose wife was named Rose).
2072 F ? Felker Henrietta     William Henry Felker's grandmother 18??/??/??   18??/??/??     ? 2071 Frederick Felker      
2213 F Bradshaw Woolsey Elizabeth   Eliza Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-grandmother 1796/??/??   18??/??/??     ? 2212 John Woolsey 1810/??/??    
2179 M Comer Comer Alonzo D.   Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-grandfather (Woolsey side) 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ? 2180 Delila ?     Their children were Mary Ellen, Amanda (who married a horse trader named Ed Jones), Ann (who lived in Okoboji, IA) and George (whose wife was named Rose).
2078 F Comer Woolsey Mary Ellen Ellen Ruby Myrle Sharp's grandmother (Woolsey side) 1864/??/??   1934/07/??   Atlantic, IA Cemetery 1934/07/06 70 2077 Henry Clay Woolsey 1880/12/20 b Mary Ellen's sisters were: Amanda (who married a horse trader named Ed Jones) and Ann (who lived in Okoboji, IA). Her brother was George (whose wife was named Rose).
2153 F Eggiman Lembke Anna Barbara   William Henry Felker's aunt 1851/02/02   1920/06/11 Griswold, IA   69         Anna married Charles Lembke on Aug. 30, 1875.
2178 F Eggiman Eggiman Anna Barbara   William Henry Felker's great-aunt 1812/06/27   18??/??/??     ?          
2150 M Eggiman Eggiman Fred     William Henry Felker's uncle 184?/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b  
2075 M Eggiman Eggiman Jacob     William Henry Felker's grandfather 1802/10/31 Wassen Kanton, Bern Switzerland 1864/09/02 Clayton Co., IA Apostolic Cemetery near Elgin, IA 61 2076 Verena Wassane 1839/03/15   Louisa was born Jan. 30, 1844. Jacob was born April 25, 1846 and lived in Elkader, IA. Rudolph lived in Bruno, MN. John died as a young man. Anna was born Feb. 2, 1851 and married Charles Lembke on Aug. 30, 1875.
2149 M Eggiman Eggiman Jacob A.   William Henry Felker's uncle 1846/04/25   19??/??/??     ?          
2176 M Eggiman Eggiman Jakob     William Henry Felker's great-grandfather 1776/11/24 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 1853/03/14     76 2177 Barbara Meister 1801/12/10    
2152 M Eggiman Eggiman John     William Henry Felker's uncle 18??/??/??   18??/??/??     ?         John died as a young man.
2148 F Eggiman Walters Louisa Mary   William Henry Felker's aunt 1844/01/30   19??/??/??     ?          
2151 M Eggiman Eggiman Rudolf     William Henry Felker's uncle 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?          
2073 F Eggiman Felker Verena     William Henry Felker's mother 1853/10/15 Wassen Kanton, Bern Switzerland 1942/01/15   Walnut, IA 88 2063 Charles Ludwig Felker 1889/05/12 b Verena came to America with her parents in June of 1862.
Charles was born Apr. 25, 1892 in Griswold, IA and married Elsa Starback June 11, 1922 He died Feb. 12, 1975 in Elkader, IA. Lilly was born May 29, 1894 and married William Reents. She died Mar. 12, 1949.

One source lists Verenna's birth date as Oct 6, 1853 and her death date as Mar. 17, 1939 but the dates on her tombstone are as indicated in the record.
2209 M Eggimann Eggimann Andreas     William Henry Felker's great uncle 1818/10/29 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2240 M Eggimann Eggimann Andreas     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-uncle 1754/06/13 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2233 M Eggimann Eggimann Andres     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-uncle 1670/06/20 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2194 F Eggimann Eggimann Anna     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great aunt 1699/10/08 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2243 F Eggimann Eggimann Anna     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-aunt 1761/04/26 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2206 F Eggimann Eggimann Anna Barbara   William Henry Felker's great aunt 1811/02/08 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2228 F Eggimann Eggimann Babi     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-aunt 1677/12/27 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2195 F Eggimann Eggimann Barbara     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great aunt 1708/12/02 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2187 M Eggimann Eggimann Caspar     William Henry Felker's great-uncle 1808/07/17 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2188 M Eggimann Eggimann Caspar     William Henry Felker's great-great-grandfather 1752/06/25 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ? 2189 Anna Schaer 1774/12/01    
2190 M Eggimann Eggimann Caspar     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-grandfather 1715/07/28 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ? 2191 Christina Steffen 1746/11/24    
2192 M Eggimann Eggimann Caspar     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-grandfather 1675/09/26 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ? 2193 Magdalena Marti 1697/05/06    
2196 F Eggimann Eggimann Catrina     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great aunt 1714/03/04 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2197 F Eggimann Eggimann Christina     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great aunt 1712/04/24 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2229 F Eggimann Eggimann Christina     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-aunt 1655/03/29 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2241 M Eggimann Eggimann Daniel     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-uncle 1757/03/20 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2198 F Eggimann Eggimann Elsbeth     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great aunt 1710/07/06 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2230 F Eggimann Eggimann Elsbeth     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-aunt 1662/06/12 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2235 M Eggimann Eggimann Hans     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-uncle 1652/08/01 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2199 M Eggimann Eggimann Isaac     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great uncle 1706/03/28 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2234 M Eggimann Eggimann Isaac     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-uncle 1660/01/19 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2244 M Eggimann Eggimann Isaac     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-uncle 1766/02/27 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2236 M Eggimann Eggimann Lienhart     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-uncle 1673/04/17 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2200 F Eggimann Eggimann Madlena     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great aunt 1702/12/31 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2231 F Eggimann Eggimann Madleni     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-aunt 1668/03/08 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2239 F Eggimann Eggimann Magdalena     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-aunt 1751/03/28 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2207 F Eggimann Eggimann Maria Barbara   William Henry Felker's great aunt 1823/11/16 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2201 M Eggimann Eggimann Peter     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great uncle 1697/10/14 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2205 M Eggimann Eggimann Peter     William Henry Felker's great uncle 1815/06/12 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2237 M Eggimann Eggimann Peter     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-uncle 1657/03/02 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2202 F Eggimann Eggimann Rosina     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great aunt 1723/02/21 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2210 M Eggimann Eggimann Ulli     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-grandfather 16??/??/??   16??/??/??     ? 2211 Madlena Kipfer      
2232 M Eggimann Eggimann Ulli     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-uncle 1665/01/29 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2203 M Eggimann Eggimann Ulrich     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great uncle 1701/03/25 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2242 M Eggimann Eggimann Ulrich     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-uncle 1759/03/18 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2238 F Eggimann Eggimann Verena     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-aunt 1748/01/28 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2208 F Eggimann Eggimann Verena Barbara   William Henry Felker's great aunt 1821/09/02 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ?          
2204 M Eggimann Eggimann Wilhelm     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great uncle 1704/11/30 Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ?          
2144 M Felker Felker Charles Louis   William Henry Felker's brother 1892/04/25 Griswold, IA 1975/02/12 Elkader, IA Eastside Cemetery, Elkader, IA 82       b Charles married Elsa Starback 1922/06/11 in Elkader, IA. Elsa was born 1897/10/06 and died 1995/10/26
2063 M Felker Felker Charles Ludwig   William Henry Felker's father 1850/05/05 Rosenfeldt, East Prussia 1939/03/17 Walnut, IA Walnut, IA 88 2074 Emilie Koenke 1874/??/?? b Became a US citizen Oct. 3, 1892 in Dist. Court of Council Bluffs, IA.
See additional notes under Emile Koenke (2074).

One source gave birth date at 1853/10/15, death 1942/01/15 ? but his tombstone shows the dates as in the record.
2143 F Felker Felker Emma     William Henry Felker's half-sister 18??/??/?? Michigan 19??/??/?? Michigan Fenville, Michigan ?         Emma died in infancy and is buried with her mother in Michigan.
2071 M Felker Felker Frederick     William Henry Felker's grandfather 18??/??/??   18??/??/??     ?         In Germany the Felker name was spelled Voelker.
2139 M Felker Felker Frederick H.   William Henry Felker's half-brother 1878/03/15 Germany 1957/09/05   Walnut, IA cemetery 79       b Fred married Marie Mattheis in 1912. She was born in 1885 and died in 1917. They had an infant daughter who died in 1913. All are buried in the Walnut, IA cemetery.
2140 F Felker LeRette Ida Wilhilmina   William Henry Felker's half-sister 1879/11/07 Posen, Germany 1982/05/20 Red Oak, IA Oakhill Cemetery, Hancock, IA 1982/05/24 102       b Ida came to the U.S. as a young girl and lived most of her life in Hancock, IA.
Ida married Charles Wilson LeRette 1901/07/17.
They had five sons and two daughters.
2145 F Felker Reents Lillian   Lillie William Henry Felker's sister 1894/05/29   1949/03/12   Walnut, IA cemetery 54       b Lillie married William Reents and did not have any children. She died in a car accident.
2141 F Felker Gundy Martha     William Henry Felker's half-sister 1881/08/20   1970/09/27     89       c Martha married Henry Gundy Feb. 21, 1900. He died in 1945.
2142 M Felker Felker Rufus     William Henry Felker's half-brother 1875/09/20 Germany 19??/??/?? Oregon   ?         Rufus (the oldest child) as adopted by a family named Petersen. He died in Oregon.
2022 M Felker Felker William Henry Willy   1890/04/05 Griswold, IA 1958/06/14 V.A. Hospital, Omaha, NE Layton Cemetery, Walnut, IA 68 2003 Ruby Myrle Sharp 1921/03/02 b  
2253 F Huffman Woolsey Phebe E.   First wife of Ruby Myrle Sharp's grandfather 18??/??/??   18??/??/??     ? 2077 Henry Clay Woolsey 1872/04/29    
2211 F Kipfer Eggimann Madlena     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-great-grandmother 16??/??/??   16??/??/??     ? 2210 Ulli Eggimann      
2074 F Koenke Felker Emilie     William Henry Felker's step-mother 1853/??/??   19??/??/??   Fenville, Michigan ? 2063 Charles Ludwig Felker 1874/??/??   Charles married Verena Eggiman after the death of Emilie.
Fred was born Mar. 15, 1878 in Germany and married Marie Mattheis in 1912. He died in 1957. Ida was born Nov. 7, 1879 in Germany and married Charles Wilson LeRette Feb. 21, 1900. She died Sept. 27, 1970. Martha was born Aug. 20, 1881.
Martha married Henry Gundy. Rufus (the oldest) was born in Germany and adopted by a family named Petersen. He died in Oregon. Emma was born in Michigan, died in infancy, and is buried with her mother in Michigan.
2193 F Marti Eggimann Magdalena     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-great-grandmother 167?/??/?? Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ? 2192 Caspar Eggimann 1697/05/06    
2177 F Meister Eggimann Barbara     William Henry Felker's great-grandmother (Eggiman side) 1781/11/08   18??/??/??     ? 2176 Jakob Eggiman 1801/12/10    
2189 F Schaer Eggimann Anna     William Henry Felker's great-great-grandmother 1753/??/?? Langnau Im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland 18??/??/??     ? 2188 Caspar Eggimann 1774/12/01    
2170 M Sharp Sharp Andrew Miller   Ruby Myrle Sharp's grandfather 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       c  
2174 M Sharp Sharp Bernard Harry   Ruby Myrle Sharp's brother 19??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b  
2064 M Sharp Sharp Charles Putnam Charley Ruby Myrle Sharp's father 1880/??/?? Peoria, IL 1948/??/?? Atlantic, IA Atlantic, IA Cemetery 68 2062 Eda Orilla Woolsey 1901/01/15 b  
2171 M Sharp Sharp Donald     Ruby Myrle Sharp's brother 19??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b  
2173 M Sharp Sharp Gerald Clyde   Ruby Myrle Sharp's brother 19??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b  
2172 F Sharp Bailey Opal Mae   Ruby Myrle Sharp's sister 1907/??/??   1984/??/??   Atlantic, IA cemetery 77       b Opal married Paul Kenneth Bailey (son of John S. and Mary Louise Clements Bailey) on Nov. 7, 1925. Paul was born Feb. 17, 1906, and died at the age of 82. They lived most of their lives in Atlantic, IA.

They had two children: John Bailey and Donald Bailey.
2003 F Sharp Felker Ruby Myrle Myrle   1902/09/29 Atlantic, IA 1996/03/09 Omaha, NE Layton Cemetery, Walnut, IA 93 2022 William Henry Felker 1921/03/02 b Myrle was baptized November 14, 1915.
2191 M Steffen Eggimann Christina     William Henry Felker's great-great-great-grandmother 1718/12/11 Huttwil, Bern, Switzerland 17??/??/??     ? 2190 Caspar Eggimann 1746/11/24   The information on Christina's parents is tentative.
2182 F Van Hining Woolsey Margaret     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-grandmother 1820/??/??   18??/??/??     ? 2181 William Henry Woolsey      
2076 F Wassane Eggiman Verena     William Henry Felker's grandmother (Eggiman side) 1813/10/06 Wassen Kanton, Bern Switzerland 1895/06/25 Clayton Co., IA United Brethren Cemetery, Wagner Township, Clayton Co., IA 81 2075 Jacob Eggiman 1839/03/15   One source lists Verena's maiden name as Mosimann.
2164 F Woolsey Woolsey Carrie     Ruby Myrle Sharp's aunt (by her grandfather's 1st wife) 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?          
2215 M Woolsey Woolsey Clayton     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great uncle 1848/??/?? Galesburg, Knox Co, IL 19??/??/??     ?          
2156 M Woolsey Woolsey Clyde Clay   Ruby Myrle Sharp's uncle 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?          
2221 F Woolsey Woolsey Deborah     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-aunt 1816/06/13 Newburgh, Orange Co., New York 18??/??/??     ?          
2062 F Woolsey Sharp Eda Orilla Edith Ruby Myrle Sharp's mother 1883/07/17 Atlantic, IA 1981/12/13 Atlantic, IA Atlantic, IA Cemetery 98 2064 Charles Putnam Sharp 1901/01/15 c Obituary lists date of birth as July 23, 1883.
2225 M Woolsey Woolsey Edwin Wheeler   Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-uncle 1828/01/01 Ashtabula, OH 18??/??/??     ?          
2227 M Woolsey Woolsey Eli Homer   Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-uncle 1832/03/15 Ashtabula, OH 18??/??/??     ?          
2224 M Woolsey Woolsey Elijah     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-uncle 1824/04/25 Ashtabula, OH 18??/??/??     ?          
2161 M Woolsey Woolsey Emery Leo   Ruby Myrle Sharp's uncle 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b  
2160 F Woolsey Barringer Evelyn Cleo   Ruby Myrle Sharp's aunt 1904/??/??   1957/??/??   Atlantic, IA cemetery 53       b Evellyn's husband was Denom (Denny) Barringer (b1900, d1982 Atlantic, IA cemetery). They had three sons and three daughters.
2216 F Woolsey Woolsey Fayette     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great aunt 1850/??/?? Galesburg, Knox Co, IL 19??/??/??     ?          
2154 F Woolsey Jones Florence     Ruby Myrle Sharp's aunt 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b  
2155 M Woolsey Woolsey Harry Albert   Ruby Myrle Sharp's uncle 1888/09/23   1966/04/15   Atlantic, IA cemetery 77       b  
2159 F Woolsey Fox Hazel Rowena   Ruby Myrle Sharp's aunt 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b Hazel's husband was Bill Fox.
2077 M Woolsey Woolsey Henry Clay   Ruby Myrle Sharp's grandfather 1844/01/24 Knoxville, IL 1934/07/1 Atlantic, IA Atlantic, IA Cemetery 1934/07/03 90 2253 Phebe E. Huffman 1872/04/29 c Henry had at least 2 children (Jenny & Carrie) by a 1st wife. He was a butcher and a Civil War veteran. He moved to Atlantic, IA in 1878. Earlier in his life had worked for a circus as a tent expert.
In his first visit to Atlantic in 1876, the circus tent was erected on the lot where he eventually built his home.
Evelyn and Emery were twins. Pearl's husband was named James Bagley. Leona's was Clarence Keiser. Hazel's was Bill Fox. Evelyn's was Denny Barringer. Bessie's was John Barringer.
2217 M Woolsey Woolsey James     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great uncle 1852/??/?? Galesburg, Knox Co, IL 19??/??/??     ?          
2223 M Woolsey Woolsey James Bradshaw   Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-uncle 1822/03/04 Ashtabula, OH 18??/??/??     ?          
2163 F Woolsey Woolsey Jenny     Ruby Myrle Sharp's aunt (by her grandfather's 1st wife) 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?          
2212 M Woolsey Woolsey John     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-grandfather 1781/05/06 Newburgh, Orange Co., New York 18??/??/??     ? 2213 Elizabeth Bradshaw 1810/??/??    
2219 M Woolsey Woolsey John     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-great-grandfather 17??/??/??   18??/??/??     ? 2220 Deborah Ann Wright      
2214 M Woolsey Woolsey John Leander   Ruby Myrle Sharp's great uncle 1846/08/10 Galesburg, Knox Co, IL 1921/09/22   Atlantic, IA cemetery 75          
2226 M Woolsey Woolsey John Leander   Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-uncle 1828/03/15 Ashtabula, OH 18??/??/??     ?          
2158 F Woolsey Keiser Leona Margaret   Ruby Myrle Sharp's aunt 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b Leona's husband was Clarence Keiser.
2157 F Woolsey Bagley Pearl     Ruby Myrle Sharp's aunt 18??/??/??   19??/??/??     ?       b Pearl was married to James Bagley.
2218 M Woolsey Woolsey Silas     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great uncle 1854/??/?? Galesburg, Knox Co, IL 19??/??/??     ?          
2181 M Woolsey Woolsey William Henry   Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-grandfather 1818/10/15 Newburgh, Orange Co., New York 18??/??/??     ? 2182 Margaret Van Hining      
2222 M Woolsey Woolsey Wright     Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-uncle 1820/06/25 Ohio or New York - conflicting records 18??/??/??     ?          
2220 F Wright Woolsey Deborah Ann   Ruby Myrle Sharp's great-great-great-grandmother 17??/??/??   18??/??/??     ? 2219 John Woolsey