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Peter Calvin Rader

Family Group Sheet By Carrol Mick

Jeanne Bedwell is a descendant of Daniel Riner through his daughter Mary Riner Hunt Clayton, her grandmother's grandmother.

Daniel Riner family arrived about 1850 and the James Lewis family arrived in Iroquois County in 1853. Many of their children later moved to Kansas. Related lines are Brown, Hunt, Talbert, Kiser, Kennison, Skeels, Pangborn, Grubbs. Many of the early settlers in these lines are buried in the Onarga Cemetery, while their children are buried in Kansas.

Daniel Riner's children: Hannah Riner, Susan Skeels, Mary Riner Clayton, Roseanna Riner Pangborn, William Riner.

Daniel's grandchildren: Daniel Hnery Skells, Emmet Kennison.

Ben Clayton, husband of Mary Riner Clayton (they married in Onarga and then migrated to Kansas).

Henrich Riner is the grandfather of Daniel Riner. A distant cousin named Lianna Victorine has tracked the Riner family back to Limerick Township in PA in the early 1700's.

Land Record of Henrich Reiner in Limerick Township, Philadelphia County, PA 1734
Will: June 28, 1749 Signed by: Henric Riner
Witness: John Umstat by mark; John Henry by mark; George Evans
History of Montgomery county, PA 1884

In the Name of God. Amen. I Henry
Reyner of Limerick Township in the County of Philadelphia, farmer, being at Present Weak in body but of a sound and Disposing mind and memory and understanding Calling to mind the uncertain: of this transitory life and that it is appropriate for all men once to dye. So think it proper to settle my temporal affairs. And therefore do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following hereby Revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this only to be my Last Will and Testament First and Principally Recommend my Soul to Almighty God who give it And my body to be decently Buried at the Declaration of my Executors hereafter named As touching the Disposition of ??? by .... wherewith it has pleased God in mercy to bless me I give and ?? there of from manner following. First I Will and order that my just debts and funeral charges be paid by my Executors as soon as conveniently may be after by Decease. I give and bequeath unto my Dear and well Beloved wife Hannah all my message or tenement or piece of land whereon I now dwell containing five acres being part of my two hundred acres together with the ??? and enjoyment of all the buildings and improvements to the same belonging "Excepting only the Grist Mill] to have and to hold the messuage or tenement and five acres of land afood to my wife Hannah during the term of her natural life and no longer and I Will that my son Phillip provide sufficient maintenance for my wife during her natural life and immediately after the death of my wife I give and bequeath unto my son Jacob the aforesaid tenement or piece of land containing five acres together with all and singular the appurtenances thereon belonging excepting only the half of the grist mill which I give and bequeath unto my ? son Phillip his heirs and assigns the Said mill to be held by them share and share alike their heirs and assigns forever. Item. I give divide and bequeath unto my son Lawrence Reyner fifty acres of land part of my two hundred acres of land where on he now dwells together with all and singular the appurtenanices there unto belonging to hold to him the Lawrence Reyner, his Hiers and assigns forever. Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Phillip Reyner one hundred and fifteen acres of land be it more or less part of my two hundred acres of land whereon he now dwells together with all and singular the appurtenancies thereunto belonging to him the said Phillip Reyner, his heirs, and assigns forever to hold to him the said Phillip Reyner his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and bequeath to my son David Reyner the sum of five shillings current money above the sum already received. Item. I give , devise and bequeath unto my son-in-law Andrew Paul all that part of my two hundred acres of land which the said Andrew Paul improved, occupied and being with his fence whereon he now dwells containing by estimation forty acres of land be it more or less together also with all and singular the improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging to hold to him the said Andrew Paul and his heirs and assigns forever for the eye? and intent that he said Andrew Paul doth hereby covenant for and in consideration of the aforesaid land and remains on the land?? Andrew Paul is make necessary provision for and maintain Henry Reyner son of the said Henry Reyner during the term of his natural live. But in the ?? Henry shall dye before him come to the care and charge of the said Andrew then the said Andrew is to pay ten shillings for every acre of the aforesaid land within his said fence to be paid to my beloved wife. Moreover, I Will that if my ?? son Henry shall die an untimely or accidental death that my sons be at the charge of his funeral and other expense. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Andrew Paul to the value of the sum of ten pounds current money to be delivered to him at the time that he takes the said Henry into his care and charge as afore I have given to my son Lawrence ten pounds and to Elizabeth ten pounds and to Jacob ten pounds and to David ten pounds and last that I do nominate on the tute? and appoint my loving wife and my son Phillip Reyner Executors of this my last will and testament.
In testimony wherefore I have hereunto set my hand and seal the eleventh day of August in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine. 1749.

Given, sealed, published from ? and declared by the said Henry Reyner to be his last will and testament in the presence of ? and ? at his request and in his ?? our names as witnesses to the same.

Hinor Riner

John Umstat his mark
Henry his mark

Ex: June 28, 1749 {list of estate follows]

To the Register General at Philadelphia. These are to certify that I Hannah Reyner the subscriber being widow of Henry Reyner late of Limerick, Deceased, being aged and infirm in body desires that your will be pleased to grant power of administration to my Phillip according to my husband's will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 30th day of September 1749.

Hannah Reyner her mark
Umstat his mark

Philadelphia, Oct?? 2, 1749. Then personally appeared John Umstat and George Evans two of the witnesses to the forgoing will and the ?said? John on his solumn affirmation according to the land and the said George on his oath respectively did declare they saw and heard Henry Rener the testator within
named sign, seal ?publish the testator the same will for ? his last will and testament and that at the ?time thereof he was of sound mind, memory, his ?? To the best of their knowledge and that John
Henry the other witness thereof did also subscribe his name as a witness thereof in the presence of and at the request of the Testator.

Caroam Blumstad????
(graciously submitted by Jeanne Bedwell jbedwell@blueriver.net )

Fred Ruebensam, Mae Denoyer

Gotfried Ruebensam (1831-1906) and his wife Charlotte (1826-1900), both born in Holstein, Germany, had 3 children born in Pommern, Germany, before the family immigrated to America. Rachel married a tavern keeper in Clifton and moved later to Chicago, Bertha married Joseph Miller of Papineau, and August (1868-1931) married Emma Voight (1878-1960) of Papineau, one of 8 daughters of George (1839-1914) and Anna (1842-1909), both natives of Germany. Like her father, an accomplished tailor, Bertha was a talented seamstress for Marshall Field and Company. George Voight was a mason and plasterer who helped rebuild Chicago following the 1871 fire. When August and Emma were united in marriage in 1897, both their families were on farms in Papineau township.
They were parents of Frederick Godtfried George born June 14, 1898, William Carl August born May 7, 1900, Walter Peter John born July 15, 1903, and Mildred Margaret Fredericka born July 12, 1912. (The extra middle names were added when the children were baptized.) The children attended the Papineau Grade School, and Mildred graduated from St. Anne High School. Fred married Mae
Denoyer December 14, 1920; and Mildred married Nels Harry Ostling of Mount Greenwood, Illinois May 20, 1939.
Bill and Laura started their married life on a farm in Papineau township, and after many years of living and working in Kankakee, they returned to the farm and to the village of Papineau, where Bill, mayor from 1965-1969, died in 1974. Laura lives in Kankakee, and their 2 sons, Udell (1923) and William, Jr. (1925) reside in Bradley. Mildred and Harry, a dispatcher for Armour and Company, settled in Oak Lawn, where they had 1 son, Norman Harry (1945). Mildred, a former stenographer, now a widow, lives in Downers Grove.
Denoyer (1838-1909) migrated to Illinois from Montreal, Canada, in 1860 with his widowed mother. He enlisted in Company F. One Hundred and Thirteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, served for a year, and was discharged because of a disability. He and Elizabeth Lizzie Boudreau (1848-1914) married in 1865 and settled west of Papineau along the Iroquois River. Their 8 sons and 4 daughters were Arsene, Emil, Joseph, Reneiche, Thomas, Fred, Ferdinand, Israel, Delia, Josephine, Elizabeth, and Georgiana.
Arsene, born in 1868, married Mrs. Joseph
Balthazor, a widow and mother of 3 children, Thomas, Eli, and Freddie, the latter father of Priscilla Balthazor Lesch, currently a flower shop owner and farmer s wife of Papineau township. Arsene and wife had 2 more children: Flossie and Arsene, Jr. The latter, born December 21, 1904, a retired community relations executive for a number of publishing companies and a resident of Waukegan, has maintained an interest in Iroquois County as a member of the Historical Society.
Denoyer became a Papineau businessman, and in 1908 he sold Jackson and Ford autos as well as furniture, harness and horseclothing, and a variety of machinery. He married Anna Lucier, and their children, Roy (1897-1962) and Rosella Denoyer Powell (1907), were born in the apartment above the auto showroom, now the Papineau Locker Plant.
Joseph (1876-1959) was a molder at a Bradley factory, a farmer in Papineau township, and a St. Anne service station owner and policeman. He married Aggie
Manny (1879-1945) June 26, 1901, and they had a daughter, Mae Evelyn May 23, 1902. After Mae married Fred, they settled in Papineau township and had 1 daughter, Jeanette Evelyn, January 2, 1923. Mae died March 17, 1984. Fred still lives alone as an active 87-year-old.

(from Iroquois County History-1985-page 504 transcribed by Carrol Mick )

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