FOUR GENERATION FAMILIES
Of Carroll County Illinois


This page is for the lucky families who have photos of Four + Generations in their family lines.
Just send me your photo and the family lineage to feature it here



Contributed by Amanda Izenstark

Approximate 1942 Clockwise from upper left:
Janet (McNerney) Frosch, 1916-1984 (mother)
Besse (King) McNerney, later Flickinger, later Potter, 1896-1994 (grandmother)
Jonna (Frosch) Izenstark,1937-1978
Sarah Ellen (Robbe) King, b. 1975 Lineage


Contributed by Alice Horner
The Johann Valentine & Elizabeth (Rauth) Bickelhaupt Family Line - Taken in 1903
Infant - Grace Velma Downing 8 July 1903 - 6 January 1992
Mother - Standing - Eva Belle Bickelhaupt Downing 29 October 1877 - 23 July 1945
Grandmother holding Grace - Louise Lambert Bickelhaupt 10 January 1855 - 15 March 1944
Great grandmother - Elizabeth Katherine Rauth Bickelhaupt 21 February 1823 - 23 December 1904
The bonnet worn by Elizabeth Bickelhaupt is in the possession of Alice Horner.

1 Johann Valentine Bickelhaupt 20 Dec 1817 - 17 Mar 1892 m Elizabeth Katherine Rauth 21 Feb 1823 - 23 Dec 1904
......... 2 unknown 15 Nov 1844 - 22 May 1845
......... 2 Jacob H. Bickelhaupt 12 Nov 1849 - 1925 m Ellen Boyle 1852 - 1920
.................... 3 George Bickelhaupt 1870 - 1953 m Margaret Messinger 01 Aug 1880 - 26 May 1970
.................... 3 Jemima Bickelhaupt 1875 - 1901
.................... 3 Elizabeth Donna Bickelhaupt 1884 - 1916
.................... 3 William Bickelhaupt 16 Nov 1888 - 12 Jun 1950 m Pearl Higlin 08 Aug 1891 - 23 Dec 1976
......... 2 George Valentine Bickelhaupt 14 Mar 1852 - 20 Sep 1933 m Louise M. Lambert 10 Jan 1855 - 15 Mar 1944
.................... 3 Eva Belle Bickelhaupt 29 Oct 1877 - 23 Jul 1945 m Harvey Loomer Downing 26 Jul 1873 - 15 Nov 1953
............................... 4 Grace Velma Downing 08 Jul 1903 - 06 Jan 1992 m Lawrence George Getz 24 Aug 1896 - 18 Oct 1964
............................... 4 Florence Luella Downing 29 Jun 1906 - 08 Oct 2000 m Henry Reid Horner 14 Mar 1903 - 01 Apr 1988
............................... 4 Harvey Loomer Downing 16 Aug 1908 - 02 Feb 1996 m Ruth Mae Metz 23 Jun 1911 - Dec 2002
............................... 4 Eva Bickelhaupt Downing 13 Dec 1910 - 23 Jan 2000 m Paul Henry Metz 09 Sep 1909 - 19 Sep 1995
............................... 4 Preston Woodbridge Downing 21 Aug 1914 - 22 Jun 2001 m Bessie Rosie Marie Hartman 24 May 1920 - ??
............................... 4 Georgia Marie Downing 28 Dec 1916 - ?? m Henry Alvin Stubbe 31 Jul 1912 - 08 Feb 1990
............................... 4 Clarence Downing 28 Jun 1918 - 28 Jun 1918
............................... 4 Vivian Maxine Downing 04 Dec 1920 - 20 Jan 2002 m David Charles Goldy 11 Mar 1916 - 05 Jan 1945
............................... *2nd Husband of Vivian Maxine Downing m Clifford Frederick Luettig 23 Mar 1918 - ??
.................... 3 Charles Elmer Bickelhaupt 23 Nov 1878 - 24 Sep 1964 m Margaret Mae Gillespie 26 Jun 1877 - 18 Jan 1965
............................... 4 infant Bickelhaupt
............................... 4 Glenn Gillespie Bickelhaupt 04 Mar 1910 - 13 Mar 1977 m Harriet May Owen 06 Aug 1914 - ??
.................... 3 Grover Earle Bickelhaupt 25 Jan 1885 - 01 Jul 1962 m Alma May Zinnel 18 Sep 1891 - 16 Mar 1988
............................... 4 Robert Earle Bickelhaupt 15 Aug 1914 - ?? m Frances Helena Kershner 28 Apr 1916 - ??
......... 2 Ann Elizabeth Bickelhaupt 12 Mar 1855 -09 Dec 1870
......... 2 Adam Bickelhaupt 13 Feb 1861 - 08 Apr 1931m Marie Ellen Baker 16 Dec 1865 - 15 Apr 1945
.................... 3 Mabel Iona Bickelhaupt 15 Sep 1889 - 1982 m Henry Herman Francke 14 Oct 1889 - 1984
............................... 4 Ellen Elizabeth Franke 25 Nov 1919 - ?? m William David Irwin 01 Sep 1921 - 29 Jul 1997
......... 2 Johannes Bickelhaupt 11 Jan 1866 - 25 Sep 1895


Contributed by Roger Potter

Before you ask - those little points sticking up from the mens heads per put there to indicate the 4 Generations.
Back Row: Ethel Miller, Charles Miller with Grace, Jennie Miller, Michael (Nick) Sucher
Front Row: John W Miller, Jane Sucher Miller
(Nick Sucher is Jane Miller’s father, Jane & John are Charles’ parents, Charles & Ethel are Grace’s parents. Jennie is Charles’ sister. Photo taken ca. 1917 by Howard Mackey, Jennie’s husband


Photo dated September 1974. David Becker, sitting on the lap of his father, Wayne Becker. His grandmother, Marilyn Becker, wearing a blue striped shirt, is standing behind them and Grace Downing Getz, his great-grandmother, is standing next to her.

Grace Downing Getz, the great-grandmother, was born July 8, 1903 in Mt. Carroll Township and died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois on January 6, 1992.

Marilyn Getz Becker, the grandmother, was born in 1926.

Wayne Becker, the father, was born in 1953.

David Becker was born August 1974.

Photo contributed by Marilyn Becker / Alice Horner




This photo was also taken September 1974. David Becker is sitting on the lap of his father, Wayne Becker. His grandfather, Allen Becker, wearing a dark shirt, is standing behind them and Alfred Becker, his great-grandfather, wearing a white shirt, is standing next to him.

Alfred Becker, the great-grandfather, was born January 23, 1899 in Carroll County, Illinois and died April 1985 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois.

Allen Becker, the grandfather, was born November 30, 1923 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois and died April 29, 1987 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.

Wayne Becker, the father, was born in 1953.

David Becker was born August 1974.

Photo contributed Marilyn Becker / Alice Horner



Photo dated May 12, 1991. Travis Morhardt is laying on the lap of his grandfather, Gerard Morhardt. His great-grandfather, Adam Morhardt, is sitting next to them and his father, Dennis Morhardt, is standing behind them.

Adam Morhardt, the great-grandfather, was born February 26, 1905 in Carroll County, Illinois and died October 25, 1999 in Carroll County.

Gerard Morhardt, the grandfather, was born in 1945.

Dennis Morhardt, the father, was born in 1968.

Travis Morhardt was born in April 1991.

Contributed by Marilyn Becker/Alice Horner




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