VONACHEN Family Genealogy
VONACHEN Family Genealogy

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1. Nicolas (Nicholas) VONACHEN - died on 15 Aug 1697 in Niederlauterbach (67),67160,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .



Nicolas - - thanks to Bernard Assémat for his assitance on the French branch of the Vonachen family (Mar 2004) (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Martin VONACHEN died on 8 Apr 1746 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . See #2. below.
ii.  Jean Adam (Johann Adam) VONACHEN died on 31 Oct 1731 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . See #3. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. Martin VONACHEN - died on 8 Apr 1746 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . He was the son of Nicolas (Nicholas) VONACHEN.
Martin married Anne Marie (Anna Maria) URSCHBACHER. She died on 6 Nov 1750 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jean Martin (Joannes Martin) VONACHEN was born in 1701.
3. Jean Adam (Johann Adam) VONACHEN - died on 31 Oct 1731 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . He was the son of Nicolas (Nicholas) VONACHEN.
Jean married Barbara HECKLING. She died on 20 Apr 1722 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jean Wendelin (Johann Wendelin) VONACHEN died in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . See #4. below.
----- Third Generation -----
4. Jean Wendelin (Johann Wendelin) VONACHEN - died in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . He was the son of Jean Adam (Johann Adam) VONACHEN and Barbara HECKLING.
Jean married Madeleine (Magdalena) GOUSCHING on 27 Jun 1735 in Oberlauterbach (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Antoine VONACHEN was born on 25 May 1751 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
ii.  Francis Joseph VONACHEN was born on 9 May 1754 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 10 Mar 1806 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . See #5. below.
iii.  Jean VONACHEN was born on 15 Oct 1739 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. See #6. below.
iv.  Jean Adam VONACHEN was born on 17 Apr 1744 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 9 Oct 1745 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
v.  Marie Anne VONACHEN was born on 26 Aug 1746 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 4 Feb 1750 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
vi.  Marie Madeleine VONACHEN was born on 1 Nov 1737 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 3 Feb 1750 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
----- Fourth Generation -----
5. Francis Joseph VONACHEN - was born on 9 May 1754 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 10 Mar 1806 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . He was the son of Jean Wendelin (Johann Wendelin) VONACHEN and Madeleine (Magdalena) GOUSCHING.
Francis married Ève Rosine (Eva Rosine) FURHMANN. Ève was born about 1756 in Neewiller-Près-Lauterbourg (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. She was the daughter of Francis FURHMANN and Rosine DIETERICH. She died on 22 Feb 1824 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .

Francis - was a shepherd and seems to have moved quite a bit. (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Élisabeth VONACHEN was born on 8 Jan 1788 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. See #7. below.
ii.  Marie Anne VONACHEN was born on 21 Apr 1789 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 13 Nov 1854 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . See #8. below.
iii.  Madeleine VONACHEN was born Jul 1786 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. See #9. below.
iv.  Antoine VONACHEN was born on 27 Dec 1795 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 14 Nov 1850 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . See #10. below.
v.  Francis Joseph VONACHEN was born on 31 Dec 1792 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. See #11. below.
vi.  Françoise VONACHEN was born about 1801.

Françoise - occupation: Née à Hagenbach, Pflaz, Bayern ? -
vii.  Jean VONACHEN was born about 1801 in Eberbach-Seltz (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alasace,FRANCE, and died on 18 Feb 1826 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
viii.  Louis VONACHEN was born on 15 Jan 1798 in Eberbach-Seltz (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alasace,FRANCE,.
Louis married Madeleine MESSERSCHMITT. Madeleine was born on 4 Apr 1800 in Buhl (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. She died in Le Havre (76),76000,Seine Maritime,Normandie,FRANCE, .

Louis - occupation: Fonctionnaire des Douanes. Sosa Andrée Porta -
ix.  Marguerite VONACHEN was born on 9 Jan 1791 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 22 Nov 1855 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
x.  Marie Barbara VONACHEN was born about 1800.

Marie - occupation: Née à Hagenbach, Pfaz, Bayer ? -
6. Jean VONACHEN - was born on 15 Oct 1739 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. He is the son of Jean Wendelin (Johann Wendelin) VONACHEN and Madeleine (Magdalena) GOUSCHING.
Jean married Ève Rosine USSELMANN on 6 May 1765 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. Ève was born in 1735 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. She died on 2 Feb 1812 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Barbe VONACHEN was born in 1773 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
ii.  Élisabeth VONACHEN was born in 1778.
Élisabeth married Jean RAUCH. Jean was born in 1773.

Jean - occupation: Garde champêtre -
iii.  Élisabeth Agathe VONACHEN was born on 3 Feb 1772 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
iv.  Jean VONACHEN was born on 2 Aug 1770 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
v.  Joannes Bartolomey VONACHEN was born on 21 Jul 1767 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
vi.  Laurent VONACHEN was born in 1783 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
Laurent married Catherine EBERHARD.
vii.  Marguerite Françoise VONACHEN was born on 9 Mar 1776 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 21 Apr 1817 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
Marguerite married Joseph GERBER on 6 Oct 1807 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. Joseph was born on 19 Mar 1777 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. He died on 14 Sep 1850 in Mulhouse (68),68100,Haut-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .

Joseph - occupation: tisserand - Il décède chez son fils François-Joseph GERBER, il était alors qualifié de pensionnaire de l'Etat.
 
Il est le fils d' Adam GERBER et BARBE PHILIPPS selon son acte de mariage mais le fils de Jean GERBER et Elisabeth PHILIPPS selon son acte de décès.

Marguerite - certainement lors de l'accouchement puisque sa fille Marguerite est née le 21 avril 1817.
viii.  Maria Francesca VONACHEN was born in 1768.
ix.  Marie Anne VONACHEN was born in 1779 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
x.  Marie Barbara VONACHEN was born in 1773 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.

Marie - occupation: Vit avec sa soeur Elisabeth en 1836 -
xi.  Véronique VONACHEN was born in 1781 in Salmbach (67),67160,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
----- Fifth Generation -----
7. Élisabeth VONACHEN - was born on 8 Jan 1788 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. She is the daughter of Francis Joseph VONACHEN and Ève Rosine (Eva Rosine) FURHMANN.
Élisabeth married Jean Georges GALLÉ. Jean was born on 28 Aug 1775 in Sarrawerden,,,,,. He died on 11 Apr 1836 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
Children:
i.  Catherine GALLÉ was born about 1818 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
ii.  Élisabeth GALLÉ was born about 1822 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
iii.  Jacques GALLÉ was born about 1825 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
iv.  Marguerite GALLÉ was born about 1829 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
v.  Marie Anne GALLÉ was born on 28 Oct 1820 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
8. Marie Anne VONACHEN - was born on 21 Apr 1789 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 13 Nov 1854 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . She was the daughter of Francis Joseph VONACHEN and Ève Rosine (Eva Rosine) FURHMANN.
Marie married Jacques KIEFER on 18 Apr 1831 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. Jacques was born about 1795. He died on 3 Mar 1843 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .

Jacques - occupation: Né en Bavière. Journalier -
Children:
i.  Jacques KIEFER was born on 22 Mar 1832 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died before 1836 .
ii.  Martin KIEFER was born on 1 Feb 1834 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
9. Madeleine VONACHEN - was born Jul 1786 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. She is the daughter of Francis Joseph VONACHEN and Ève Rosine (Eva Rosine) FURHMANN.
Madeleine married Joseph SCHMITT on 18 Mar 1821 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. Joseph was born on 4 Apr 1773 in Hagueneau (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. He died on 13 Jan 1842 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
Children:
i.  Ève SCHMITT was born on 7 Oct 1823 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
ii.  Jean Joseph SCHMITT was born about 1828 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
iii.  Joseph SCHMITT was born about 1822 and died on 22 Apr 1831 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
10. Antoine VONACHEN - was born on 27 Dec 1795 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 14 Nov 1850 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . He was the son of Francis Joseph VONACHEN and Ève Rosine (Eva Rosine) FURHMANN.
Antoine married Ève MEYER. Ève was born on 24 Jan 1802 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. She died on 25 Jul 1840 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, . (Sources: - 1)
  Then Antoine married Marie Cherise GROSMAN Nov 1840 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. Marie was born about 1809 in Shaffhouse-Près-Seltz (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alasace,FRANCE,.

Antoine - occupation: AAGP Arlène Vonachen McCabe. Maçon - (Sources: - 1)
Children with Ève MEYER (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Frank Joseph VONACHEN was born on 17 Nov 1833 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died before 1890 . See #12. below.
ii.  Antoine VONACHEN was born about 1828 in Wentzwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
iii.  Charles VONACHEN was born on 14 Aug 1838 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
iv.  Georges VONACHEN was born about 1832 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
v.  Jacques VONACHEN was born on 7 Dec 1836 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
vi.  Jean Augustin (Johann Augustis) VONACHEN was born on 15 Feb 1826 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.

Jean - occupation: AGP Arlène Vonachen McCabe. Né en 1826 pour elle. 1824 Census 1836 - Immigrated to the United States in 1853 (Sources: - 1)
vii.  Louis VONACHEN was born about 1829 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
11. Francis Joseph VONACHEN - was born on 31 Dec 1792 in Stundwiller (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. He is the son of Francis Joseph VONACHEN and Ève Rosine (Eva Rosine) FURHMANN.
Francis married Élisabeth CHRIST on 26 Aug 1817 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,. Élisabeth was born on 9 Nov 1790 in Siegen (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Catherine VONACHEN was born Mar 1832 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE,.
ii.  Francis Joseph VONACHEN was born on 26 Oct 1818 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 8 Nov 1879 .

Francis - occupation: Emigre aux Etats-Unis. Décédé Kansas -
iii.  Louis VONACHEN was born on 6 Sep 1822 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died on 16 Sep 1822 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
iv.  Michel (Mikel) VONACHEN was born on 9 Oct 1819 and died on 8 Nov 1879 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, .
----- Sixth Generation -----
12. Frank Joseph VONACHEN - was born on 17 Nov 1833 in Niederroedern (67),67,Bas Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE, and died before 1890 . He was the son of Antoine VONACHEN and Ève MEYER.
Frank married Wilhelmina Kellerstrass. Wilhelmina was born in 1841/1842 in Solangen, Germany.

Wilhelmina - Mrs. Philippena Vonachen (wid. Frank J.) ran the Bakery in Peoria in 1890.

Frank - came to the United States in 1931 and settled in Pennsylvania, subsequently moving to Peoria, Ill.
 
Listed in 1884 Peoria City Directory as:Vonachen, Frank J., saloon, 433 S. Washington. Herman Vonachen is listed as a bartender at the same address, also Frank H. Vonachen, as a clerk at Bourscheidt & Bro. Albert G. Vonachen is listed as a Pressman, living at 419 W. Jefferson.

1880 Census 4th Ward, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
Frank Vonachen self 54 Alsace Saloon Keeper Alsace Alsace  
Mena Vonachen wife 38 Prussia Keeping House Prussia Prussia  
Frank H. Vonachen son 16 IL Drug Clerk Alsave Prussia  
Rudolph Vonachen son 14 IL Apprentice to Architect Alsace Prussia  
Herman Vonachen son 12 IL   Alsace Prussia  
Albert Vonachen son 10 IL   Alsace Prussia  
Ernst Vonachen son 7 IL   Alsace Prussia  
Emily Vonachen dau 5 IL   Alsace Prussia  
(Sources: - 3)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Rudolph Vonachen was born on 21 Feb 1866 in Illinois and died on 17 Sep 1924 . See #13. below.
ii.  Anna Wilhelmina Vonachen
Anna married Robert Boettger.
iii.  Anna Wilhemina VONACHEN
----- Seventh Generation -----
13. Rudolph Vonachen - was born on 21 Feb 1866 in Illinois and died on 17 Sep 1924 . He was the son of Frank Joseph VONACHEN and Wilhelmina Kellerstrass.
Rudolph married Amelia Reuter in 1892. Amelia was born on 1 Aug 1864 in Illinois. She was the daughter of John Reuter and Marcella R. Schmidt. She died on 11 Aug 1939 .

Amelia - occupation: O Illinois USA - Listed in 1884 Peoria City Directory as:Reuter, Amelia Miss, milliner, Mrs. L. Rohrbach, r. 110 N. Monroe.


 
Ameila (Reuter) Vonachan was born in this city in 1867, and is still residing here. Her parents came from Baden Germany and setted first in New Your state. The came to Peoria in 1840 and here er father followed the barber business.

 
(from History of the Illinois River Valley - Conger, John Leonard,. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co.. 1991. - page 485)


Rudolph - occupation: O Illinois USA. 5 enfants au moins - ran a saloon in Downtown Peoria. Was nicknamed "Bigfoot" Vonachen. Listed in 1884 Peoria City Directory as:Vonachen, Rudolph, printer, Demokrat, r. 433 S. Washington. Owned the Rudolph Vonachen Printing Company in 1890.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Marcella Vonachen was born in 1893 and died in 1893 .
ii.  John Rudolph Vonachen was born on 11 Dec 1892 and died on 2 Apr 1969 . See #14. below.
iii.  Francis Vonachen was born on 11 Dec 1895 and died on 15 Jun 1960 . See #15. below.
iv.  Harold Albert Vonachen was born on 9 Dec 1898 and died Feb 1975 in Peoria, Illinois . See #16. below.
v.  Gladys Vonachen was born on 26 Aug 1902. See #17. below.
----- Eighth Generation -----
14. John Rudolph Vonachen - was born on 11 Dec 1892 and died on 2 Apr 1969 . He was the son of Rudolph Vonachen and Amelia Reuter.
John married Isabelle C. Schulte on 2 Aug 1913. Isabelle was born on 9 Dec 1892. She was the daughter of John J Schulte. She died on 24 Sep 1992 in Peoria, Illinois .

Isabelle -

Mrs. Vonachen

 
Mrs. Isabelle C. Vonachen, 79, of 3400 N. Knowville died at 5 p.m. yesterday at Proctor Hospital where she had been a patient since Sept. 20.
 
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Wilton Mortuary and at 10 in St. Philomena's Catholic Church with Msgr. John Whelan officiating.
 
There will be no visitation but the Rosary will be recited at 8 tonight. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
 
Born Dec 9, 1892 in St. Louis, Mo., she was a duaghter of John J. and Caroline Morman Schulte. She married Dr. John R. Vonachen Aug. 2, 1913 in St. Louis. He died here April 2, 1969. She was a member of St. Philomen's Catholic Church.
 
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. molly Burgett and Mrs. Betty Hanson, both of Peoria, and Mrs. Carol Falls of River Forest; one son J. Rober Vonachen of Peoria; two sisters, Miss Edna Schulte and Mrs. Maury Eskeles, both of St. Louis; two brothers Braymon and Carl Schulte, both of St. Louis; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
 
Three brothers and one sister preceeded her in death.
(Sources: - 4)

John - An M.D. in Peoria. He was the doctor of Albert D. Hart Sr.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Mary Elizabeth Vonachen was born about 30 May. See #18. below.
ii.  Caroline Ann Vonachen was born on 23 Mar 1916.

Caroline - married Frederick Falls.
iii.  John Robert Vonachen was born on 23 Apr 1916 and died on 4 Aug 2002 in Peoria, Illinois .
John married HelenJean Brown on 4 Feb 1939. HelenJean was born on 12 Dec 1918.

John -

SENATE RESOLUTION

 
WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to express their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of J. Robert Vonachen, who passed away on August 4, 2002; and
 
WHEREAS, Born on April 23, 1917 in Peoria, J. Robert Vonachen is the son of the late Dr. John and Isabel Schulte Vonachen; he married Helen Jean Brown on February 4, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri; and
 
WHEREAS, Mr. Vonachen attended Washington University in 10 St. Louis; and
 
WHEREAS, Working in the insurance, paper distribution, and sanitary supply industries, Mr. Vonachen established Vonachen Industrial Supplies in 1947, retiring in 1982; he was a member of the International Sanitary Supply Association, where he received the industry's "Distinguished Service Award"; and
 
WHEREAS, Mr. Vonachen was a member of the Rotary Club of Peoria and Standardized Sanitation Systems; and WHEREAS, The passing of J. Robert Vonachen will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife, Helen Jean; his sons, Jay (wife, Betty) and Rudy (wife, Carol); his daughters, Susan (husband, William) Davidson, Cassie (husband, Michael) Schmidt, and Amy (husband, Chuck) Poparad; his sister, Molly McKown; his 13 grandchildren; and his 14 great-grandchildren;
 
therefore, be it RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with all who knew him, the death of J. Robert Vonachen of Peoria, Illinois; and be it further
 
RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to the family of J. Robert Vonachen with our sincere condolences.
(Sources: - 4)
iv.  Amelia Ann Vonachen
Image of John Rudolph Vonachen

John Rudolph Vonachen


Receiving 50 year pin from the Peoria Medical Society.
15. Francis Vonachen - was born on 11 Dec 1895 and died on 15 Jun 1960 . He was the son of Rudolph Vonachen and Amelia Reuter.
Francis married Florence Isabelle Dolan on 30 May 1924. Florence was born on 19 Jul 1894. She died on 17 Aug 1934 .
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Donald Francis Vonachen was born on 21 Sep 1925.
Donald married Patricia Clark on 6 Sep 1947. Patricia was born on 28 Mar 1927.
16. Harold Albert Vonachen - was born on 9 Dec 1898 and died Feb 1975 in Peoria, Illinois . He was the son of Rudolph Vonachen and Amelia Reuter.
Harold married Bernice Doyle Verner on 5 Aug 1924. Bernice was born on 29 Jul 1899. She died Apr 1980 in Peoria Ill . (Sources: - 4)

Harold -

Return to Work Center

 
The Return to Work Center at IPMR had its origins 60 years ago. As the outcome of World War II became clear, Dr. Harold Vonachen, the medical director of Caterpillar Tractor, knew that Caterpillar was going to need to bring disabled veterans back into its workforce if CAT was to meet post war production demand.
 
Dr. Vonachen, spearheaded the "Peoria Plan for Rehabilitation" a comprehensive, community-based model for physical, emotional and vocational rehabilitation. When the concept for IPMR was formulated in the late 1940's, Dr. Vonachen was a member of the IPMR Board of Directors. He brought the concepts of vocational rehab to the forefront and made workplace training a key component of IPMR when it formally incorporated in 1950.
 
Over the decades, IPMR vocational staff worked with polio patients, trauma victims and school-age children with impairments, to optimize their abilities in the work place. A rehabilitation engineering department was formalized in 1971.
 
Web: ( ) (http://www.ipmr.org/Return%20to%20Work%20Center/return_to_work_center.htm)
(Sources: - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Harold Albert "Pete" Vonachen was born on 31 Aug 1925 in Peoria, Illinois.
Harold married Donna Jean Hurst on 11 May 1957. Donna was born on 30 Jan 1937.

Harold - better known as Pete, opened a restaurant in Peoria called Vonachen's Junction in 1956. It has now been sold and is called Vonachen's Old Place (1991).

Peoria Journal Star, Inc. 2002

 
Harold Albert Vonachen Birth: Aug. 31, 1925, in Peoria.
 
Education: Graduated Spalding Institute (1943). Bachelor of science in business administration, Bradley University (1949).
 
Personal: Married Donna Hurst on May 11, 1957. Has daughter, Mary Michael "Mikey," sons Harold III (Rocky), Gregory, Daniel, Mark.
 
Professional: Investor in Peoria Chiefs Midwest League baseball team. Chiefs president and general partner 1994-98. Formed Peoria Chiefs Professional Baseball Club in 1983, owner 1983-88. Owner and major stockholder in Peoria Blacktop, Inc. (1973). General partner and developer for Days Inn Motel (1978-85). Developer, general manager and investor in Vonachen’s Hyatt Lodge (1965-76). Built Vonachen’s Junction restaurant in 1955. Managed original Murphy’s Restaurant (1953-55). Peoria area dairy products salesman for Soldwedel Dairy (1951-52).
 
Past affiliations: National Restaurant Association; Peoria Association of Commerce (director); Peoria Convention Committee; Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame (director); Peoria Cerebral Palsy Board (director); OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Advisory Board; Peoria Park District (trustee and vice-president, 7½ years); Bradley University Chiefs Club; Creve Coeur Club of Peoria (director); Bradley University Board of Trustees; Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign (director, 1989-90); Children’s Hospital of Illinois at Saint Francis Medical Center (chairman, 8 years).
 
Military Service: United States Navy (December 1943-May 1946). Achievements/honors: Bradley University Distinguished Alumnus Award (1985); Bradley University Centurion Award (1986); Sporting News Professional Baseball Class A Minor League Executive of the Year (1985); Tri-County Outstanding Sports Figure of the Year (1985); Greater Peoria Area Sports Hall of Fame (1988); Bradley University Athletic Hall of Fame (1994); Bob Michel Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished community service (2002).
(Sources: - 5)
ii.  Mary Ann Vonachen was born on 18 Feb 1927 and died on 1 Dec 2000 .
Mary married Thomas Edward Farrell on 21 Apr 1951. Thomas was born on 3 Nov 1923.

Mary -

Obituary Mrs. Mary Ann Vonachen Farrell - 12/3/2000

 
BURLINGTON — Mrs. Mary Ann Vonachen Farrell, 73, of 2512 Hickory Ave., died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at The Hospice Home. A native of Peoria, Ill., she was the wife of Mr. Thomas E. Farrell, who survives, and the daughter of Dr. Harold Vonachen and Mrs. Bernice Verner Vonachen, both deceased. She operated a gift shop called The Yellow Brick Road. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and was a contributor to the renovations of Hillcrest School Building in prleparation for a new Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. She was a graduate of St. Theresa College in Winona, Minn., and was a sponsor of the Burlington Indians baseball team.
 
Survivors other than her husband of the home, include two sons, Mr. Tim Farrell of Burlington and Mr. David Farrell of Chapel Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Marta Templin of Peoria, and Mrs. Susie Dawson of Decatur, Ill.; two brothers, Mr. Harold “Pete” Vonachen of Peoria and Mr. Tommy Vonachen of Delevan, Ill.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Miss Annie Farrell; a brother, Mr. Jack Vonachen; and one sister, Mrs. Barbara “Bobbie” Hecht.
 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by the Rev. Briant Cullinane, O.F.M. conv. pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College. The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory from 6 to 8 tonight, followed by a Catholic Prayer service at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A special hometown memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Holy Family Church in Peoria, Ill. Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 619, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
iii.  Barbara Joyce Vonachen was born on 26 Mar 1929.
Barbara married William James Hecht on 27 May 1950. William was born on 26 Feb 1930.
iv.  Suzanne Vonachen was born on 7 Apr 1928.
Suzanne married James M. Dawson on 26 Jun 1948. James was born on 2 Jul 1926.
v.  Thomas Jed Vonachen was born on 29 Jul 1935.
Thomas married Caroline Fletcher in 1956. Caroline was born on 2 Oct 1939.
vi.  R. John Vonachen was born on 20 May 1933 and died on 3 Apr 1959 .
R. married Veronicaa Eileen Driscoll on 16 Jan 1951. Veronicaa was born on 13 Jan 1933. She is the daughter of Carroll P. Driscoll and Maude M. Frederick. (Sources: - 6)
vii.  Marta Vonachen was born on 8 Jan 1937.
Marta married Bernard George Templin on 28 Nov 1964. Bernard was born on 8 May 1933.
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Return To Work Center


founded by Dr. Harold Vonachen
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"Pete" Vonachen



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Vonachen's Old Place (VOP)


Reminiscent of a nineteenth century small town railroad depot, Vonachen’s Old Place has drawn the attention of visitors and restaurant connoisseurs from around the world for decades. During a review of the land on which VOPs now stands, researchers di
17. Gladys Vonachen - was born on 26 Aug 1902. She is the daughter of Rudolph Vonachen and Amelia Reuter.
Gladys married Earl Vincent Ryan on 26 Aug 1902. Earl was born on 25 Jan 1896. He died NOV 31 1941 .
  Then Gladys married Stanley W. Crutcher on 11 Nov 1950. Stanley was born in 1910.
Children with Earl Vincent Ryan
i.  Sara Ann Ryan was born on 12 Sep 1927.
Sara married Glenn J. Errion on 8 Sep 1950. Glenn was born on 25 Aug 1928.
ii.  Earl Vincent Ryan Jr was born on 28 Jan 1933.
iii.  James J. Ryan
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18. Mary Elizabeth Vonachen - was born about 30 May. She is the daughter of John Rudolph Vonachen and Isabelle C. Schulte.
Mary married Charles William Hanson on 2 Aug 1940. Charles was born on 4 Apr 1916. He died on 15 Jun 1968 .

Mary - Two children are missing on the Vonachen Family tree under Mary Elizabeth Vonachen John Charles Hanson and Elizabeth Craig Hanson. Thank you. John Hanson (email 2/2011)
Children:
i.  Isabelle Vonachen Hanson
ii.  Caroline Ann Hanson

Caroline - married Gregory Mitchell
iii.  John Charles Hanson
iv.  Elizabeth Craig Hanson
Sources:
1 email from Bernard Assémat Bernard Assémat March 2004 (view detail...)
2 Query by MC CABE, Arlene VON ACHEN MC CABE, Arlene VON ACHEN Web: http://isuisse.ifrance.com/ssgf/achen.htm (view detail...)
3 email from Arlene Vonachen McCabe Arlene Vonachen McCabe (view detail...)
4 Social Security Death Index
5 The Legacy Project Peoria Journal Star Web: http://www.pjstar.com/services/special/legacyproject/vonachenindex.html
6 Driscolls of Peoria, Illinois Kathleen Roberts Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=driscolls1&id=I0037

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