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2004, September 3
James Horan Conerty
14 November 1931 - 3 September 2004
James Horan Conerty was born November 14, 1931 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a degree in Journalism. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War at Fort Riley, Kansas. On December 13th, 1952, James Conerty married Mary Ellen Rathford. James worked for Indiana Bell Telephone Company and American Telephone and Telegraph in New York City for over 30 years. In October of 1980, his loving wife Mary lost her battle with cancer and passed from this life. On 27 October, 2000 James Conerty wed Anna Mary Wilkinson in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed fishing, bridge, billiards, bird watching, and astronomy. James is proceeded in death by his parents; Joseph Conerty and Margaret Horan; his brother Joseph Conerty; his sisters Margaret Conerty, Betty Rice, and Jane Conerty; his wife Mary Ellen Rathford; and daughter Jeanne Marie Kelly. He is survived by his loving wife Anna Mary Wilkinson; his sons James Horan Conerty, Jr., and John Frances Conerty; his daughters Catherine Paul, Anne Choy, Margaret Ball, Mary Williams, and Rosemary Fierrieri. Grandchildren include Matthew Paul, James Choy, Michaela Choy, Joseph Ball, Maryfrances Ball, Stephen Ball, Jeanne Marie Ball, Michael Williams, Matthew Williams, Catherine Williams, James Joseph Kelly, Jr., Mary Katherine Kershaw, Ashley Fierrieri, and Joseph Fierrieri. Great Grandchildren include Serina Tanaka, Hiroto Tanaka, and Sakura Tanaka. A memorial service will be held at the Fred Groff Funeral Home on the afternoon of September 9th, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.



1927 February 13
Death date for Johann (John) Heinrich Buehler
My great grandfather was Johann (John) Heinrich Buehler and he was the grocer, judge, tax collector, insurance salesman, and owned a little store right downtown in the 1880's, 90's, up to his death 13 Feb 1927 in Crystal Lake, McHenry, Illinois. He married Christine Peters on the 5 Sep 1875 in Crystal Lake and she died 25 Jun 1920. He helped start the first Sunday School "Lutheran" right on the same street downtown. He came from Dornbern, Germany where he was born 5 Jun 1851. They were very prominent individuals and well known in the community.
They had the following children.... not all lived.... Louise Friedrike Buehler.... she married a Radke but she died in her twenties. There was a Mathilda (died in youth), Bertha (died as infant), Wilhelm(died as a child), Karl (died as a baby), Erdmann (died as a child), Hulda (died as a child), Walter Albert Buehler (my grandfather), Arthur, Paul, John, and Edna (married a Robert Foster, Sr.). Edna stayed in Crystal Lake area with husband until she died 2 Aug 1966.
Walter (my grandfather) and Paul played baseball in Crystal Lake. Some of the boys worked at the Terra Cotta Factory. Walter moved out to California as a young man, met my grandmother, Lillian Bessie Brown, and lived in Ontario, California. (Southern area of California) My mother is one of Walter's daughters, Barbara Christine Buehler.
Submitted by Susanne (Lorbeer) Judson
E-Mail: Alexasj@prodigy.net

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