Descendants of Adam Odekirk

Through 4 Generations


Generation No. 1

1. ADAM1 ODEKIRK was born in New York, and died Bef. 1880. He married NANCY.

Children of ADAM ODEKIRK and NANCY are:

i. ADDIE2 ODEKIRK, m. BRADLEY.

2. ii. ANDREW ODEKIRK, b. Abt. 1843, Pennsylvania; d. January 1926, Kansas.

3. iii. ELIZA ADELIA ODERKIRK, b. February 14, 1850, Steuben, New York; d. November 22, 1931, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

iv. CHARLES ODEKIRK, b. Abt. 1832, New York.


Generation No. 2

2. ANDREW2 ODEKIRK (ADAM1) was born Abt. 1843 in Pennsylvania, and died January 1926 in Kansas. He married LAZZIE.

Notes for ANDREW ODERKIRK:

Florid, January 21, 1926
Mrs. J. B. Albert received word the past week of the death of her brother, Andrew Odekirk, who lived in Kansas. He was laid to rest Sunday at his home in Kansas. He was an elderly man, well up in the 80's. He leaves six children, two sisters, Mrs. Addie Bradley of Chicago, and Mrs. J. B. Albert of Florid. Also one brother, Chas. Odekirk, a number of grandchildren and many other relatives.

More About ANDREW ODEKIRK:
Occupation: 1880, Farmer
Residence: 1880, Lexington Twp, Johnson Co. Kansas

Children of ANDREW ODEKIRK and LAZZIE are:

i. CARRIE3 ODEKIRK, b. Abt. 1868, Indiana.

ii. HATTIE ODEKIRK, b. Abt. 1872, Kansas.

iii. EVA ODEKIRK, b. Abt. 1875, Kansas.

iv. OSCAR ODEKIRK, b. Abt. 1878, Kansas.

v. JAMES A. ODEKIRK, b. 1880, Lexington Twp, Johnson Co. Kansas.

More About JAMES A. ODEKIRK:
Other Info: 1880, Age 1 month in census

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3. ELIZA ADELIA2 ODERKIRK (ADAM1 ODEKIRK) was born February 14, 1850 in Steuben, New York, and died November 22, 1931 in Florid, Putnam Co. IL. She married JOSEPH BOYER ALBERT December 11, 1867 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL, son of DANIEL ALBERT and CATHERINE BOYER.

Notes for ELIZA ADELIA ODERKIRK:

November 26, 1931
Miss Cora Allen of Cedar Point, and Mrs. S.G. Erwin of Depue have been at the Albert home for the past few days helping to care for Mrs. E.A. Albert, who has been in critical condition since last Monday when she fell down the cellar. Mrs. Albert passed away Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Florid church and interment was made in the Florid cemetery.

December 3,1931
Mrs. E.A. Albert Called by Death

Elida Adelia Oderkirk, daughter of Adam and Nancy Oderkirk, was born on February 14, 1850, in the state of New York, and passed away at her home in Florid on November 22, 1931, at 5 a.m. She came to Illinois with her parents when about two years of age, and the family settled at DePue, Ill., where they resided for a number of years. Her parents died when she was still a small child and she was taken into the family of Rev. R.J. Davis, where she grew to womanhood.

She was united in marriage to Joseph B. Albert on December 11, 1867, the ceremony taking place at Hennepin. To this union, two children were born, Charles Norman, who died in infancy, and Jessie Estelle, who survives. Mr. Albert passed away six years ago. She leaves to mourn their loss, her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Reichwine of Florid, a granddaughter, Mrs. Marguerite Stam of Mason City, Iowa, and two great-grandchildren, Marshall and Marjorie Stam of Mason City, Iowa, and a brother, Charles Oderkirk of Kansas.

It is difficult to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of so noble a woman; her life was gentle, but like the still waters, it was deep. None ever entered her home without feeling the warmth of a genuine hospitality and her life was a blessing and a benefaction to all within the sphere of its influence. Mrs. Albert was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church and for many years was prominent in all activities of the church at Florid. funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Florid Tuesday afternoon. A.H. Levine of Spring Valley, conducted the services. Interment was made in the Florid cemetery. Relatives and friends attended the last rites from Chicago, Utica, LaSalle, Peru, Spring Valley, DePue, Granville, Hennepin, Tonica, Lostant, Cedar Point, Varna and McNabb.

More About ELIZA ADELIA ODERKIRK:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL

Notes for JOSEPH BOYER ALBERT:

The Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth (1880)
Biographical Department - Putnam County  
Joseph B. Albert, J.P. (Pg. 641)

Mr. Albert is a Pennsylvanian by birth, having been born in Dauphin county in 1836 and came to Putnam County in 1842. In 1865 he enlisted in Co. E. of the 124th Ill. vol. and served until the close of the war. At the Grange to the sea while on duty he met with a injury that incapacitated him from further service and he was honorably discharged, May 15, 1865 arriving home June 1. In 1867 he married Eliza Oderkirk Davis, a native of Steuben, New York to whom one child had been born Jessie Estella. he has served several terms as school director and filled other offices. He is proprietor of the Putnam County Nurseries and an extensive grower of trees of all kind. Mr. Albert is building a fine residence in the present season.

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLIC
February 19, 1925
Old Soldier of Florid Called to Final Rest

The hand of death is rapidly removing from this earthly sphere the pioneers who came to Putnam county at an early day to lay deep and strong the foundations of our institutional life, as Joseph Boyer Albert of Florid was called to his final resting place early Saturday morning after a final sickness of one week.

Joseph Boyer Albert, son of Daniel B. and Clarence Albert, was born July 22, 1836, in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania and died in Florid, on February 14, at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 22 days.  At the age of 6 years, he with his parents, came to Illinois and landed at Hennepin on April 18, 1842. At the age of 26 years, he enlisted in Co.E. 124th Illinois Infantry and served until the end of the Civil War. He received an injury in the early part of the war and was not able for field service after that, but served as a nurse in Adams hospital at Memphis, Tenn., until the close of the war. He was then discharged from the army on May 15, 1865 and after coming from the army he began farming the I.W. Stewart land and after Mr. Stewart's death, he took charge of the nursery business.

On December 1, 1867, he was united in marriage to Eliza Odekirk at Hennepin. Two children were born to this union, Charles Norman, who dies in infancy and Jessie Estella, who is present today. He joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1857 and was a faithful member until his death. He was a member of Hennepin Post No. 231 and had held the office of Commander, Adjutant and Chaplain ever since the Post was organized and had assisted with the burial of over 70 comrades.

On June 25, 1821, he suffered a stroke of paralysis of the right side from which he never fully recovered. His final sickness lasted just one week and he entered into rest early in the morning of February 14, 1925. He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted wife, daughter and granddaughter, one sister and one brother, all who were present at that funeral. The sister who resides in California was unable to be present.

More About JOSEPH BOYER ALBERT:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL

Other Info: 1842, Came to Putnam County

Occupation: 1890, Nurseryman
Residence: 1890, Florid

Children of ELIZA ODERKIRK and JOSEPH ALBERT are:

4. i. JESSIE ESTELLE3 ALBERT, b. December 1871, Florid, Putnam Co. IL; d. 1943.

ii. CHARLES NORMAN ALBERT, b. October 30, 1868, Florid, Putnam Co. IL; d. July 16, 1869, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for CHARLES NORMAN ALBERT:

The Marshall County Republican and Putnam County Register, Henry, IL
November 5, 1868 - Births
Born in Florid, October 30th a son to J.B. Albert

Thursday, July 22, 1869
Died At Florid, July 16, after a few hours illness, Charles, infant son of J.B. and Eliza A. Albert, age 9 months.


Generation No. 3

4. JESSIE ESTELLE3 ALBERT (ELIZA ADELIA2 ODERKIRK, ADAM1 ODEKIRK) was born December 1871 in Florid, Putnam Co. IL, and died 1943. She married (1) ISAAC REICHWINE January 04, 1897 in Florid, Putnam Co. IL. She married (2) HARVEY ELI ALLEN September 12, 1932 in Florid, Putnam Co. IL, son of JOHN ALLEN and ROSEANNAH BASEHORE.

More About JESSIE ESTELLE ALBERT:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL

Notes for ISAAC REICHWINE:
Came to Putnam County in 1873.

Marriage Notes for JESSIE ALBERT and ISAAC REICHWINE:

From J. B. Albert's Diary
Mon. Jan. 4, 1897

Our daughter Jesse E. was married today to Isaac Reichwine.

Marriage Notes for JESSIE ALBERT and HARVEY ALLEN:

September 15, 1932
Reichwine-Allen

On Monday evening, September 12, 1932, at the home of the bride occurred the marriage of Mrs. Jessie Reichwine to Harvey E. Allen with the Reverend W.C. Harms of Hennepin officiating. The groom's daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edwards were the witnesses of the ceremony. The newlyweds will reside in the bride's home at Florid.

Child of JESSIE ALBERT and ISAAC REICHWINE is:

5. i. MARGARET4 REICHWINE, b. February 1898, Putnam Co IL.


Generation No. 4

5. MARGARET4 REICHWINE (JESSIE ESTELLE3 ALBERT, ELIZA ADELIA2 ODERKIRK, ADAM1 ODEKIRK) was born February 1898 in Putnam Co IL. She married NICHOLAS STAM December 20, 1922 in Danville, Illinois.

Children of MARGARET REICHWINE and NICHOLAS STAM are:

i. MARSHALL5 STAM.

ii. MARJORIE STAM.


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